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Game Preview: TOR @ KCR, 4:10pm, Thursday, June 9, 2011 @Kauffman Stadium

NOTE: Some stats are only updated through Tuesday, June 7, 2011. Site will be updated with yesterday's stats by 11:30am ET.

Blue Jays, 32-30, 32-30 4th, 3½ GB, 2½ GB in WC

SP: Ricky Romero (26, LHP, 5-5, 3.16)

2011 Gamelogs / 2011 Splits / vs. KCR Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2011 (5-5) 79.2 70 31 28 28 71 10 3.16
2010 (14-9) 210.0 189 98 87 82 174 15 3.73
2009 (13-9) 178.0 192 88 85 79 141 18 4.30
Last 7 GS 4-2 46.2 41 17 17 18 37 7 3.28 56
2011-06-04 @BAL L 7.2 11 5 5 3 5 1 107 39
2011-05-29 CHW W 7.0 6 2 2 2 5 1 107 60
2011-05-24 @NYY ND 7.0 7 1 1 3 4 1 100 60
2011-05-19 TBR W 7.0 3 1 1 2 6 1 104 71
2011-05-13 @MIN W 8.2 4 0 0 3 8 0 101 81
2011-05-07 DET L 3.1 5 6 6 2 2 2 74 26
2011-04-29 @NYY W 6.0 5 2 2 3 7 1 109 58
Last 5 v.KCR 1-0 7.0 5 3 3 2 5 2 3.86 58
2009-06-05 KCR W 7.0 5 3 3 2 5 2 90 58
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   15-14   Road:   17-16   ExtrInn: 6-2 
 vsRHP:  21-24   vsLHP:  11-6    1-Run:   9-12
 vsEast: 11-14   vsCntrl:13-8    vsWest:  7-6  IL: 1-2 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 62 Wed, Jun  8  @KCR  W   9-8       32-30  4th  3.5 gb
 61 Tue, Jun  7  @KCR  W   8-5       31-30  4th  3.5 gb
 60 Mon, Jun  6  @KCR  L   2-3 (11)  30-30  4th  4.5 gb
 59 Sun, Jun  5  @BAL  W   7-4       30-29  3rd  4.0 gb
 58 Sat, Jun  4  @BAL  L   3-5       29-29  4th  4.0 gb
 57 Fri, Jun  3  @BAL  W   8-4       29-28  3rd  3.0 gb
 56 Wed, Jun  1   CLE  L   9-13      28-28  4th  4.0 gb
 55 Tue, May 31   CLE  L   3-6       28-27  4th  3.0 gb
 54 Mon, May 30   CLE  W  11-1       28-26  4th  2.0 gb
 53 Sun, May 29   CHW  W  13-4       27-26  4th  3.0 gb
 Last 10: 6-4    Last 20:11-9    Last 30:17-13
Royals, 26-36, 26-36 4th, 9 GB, 8½ GB in WC

SP: Luke Hochevar (27, RHP, 3-6, 5.25)

2011 Gamelogs / 2011 Splits / vs. TOR Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2011 (3-6) 84.0 86 53 49 23 39 13 5.25
2010 (6-6) 103.0 110 61 55 37 76 9 4.81
2009 (7-13) 143.0 167 109 104 46 106 23 6.55
Last 7 GS 1-3 46.0 48 26 25 15 16 4 4.89 46
2011-06-04 MIN L 6.0 11 6 6 0 2 0 99 28
2011-05-30 LAA ND 5.0 7 4 4 3 2 0 105 36
2011-05-25 @BAL L 7.0 8 8 7 3 1 0 105 29
2011-05-19 TEX ND 8.2 6 1 1 2 4 1 113 70
2011-05-13 @DET L 6.0 7 3 3 3 3 2 102 46
2011-05-07 OAK ND 7.0 4 1 1 0 3 0 94 68
2011-05-01 MIN W 6.1 5 3 3 4 1 1 106 48
Last 5 v.TOR 2-1 18.2 16 8 7 8 10 2 3.38 53
2009-06-06 @TOR W 6.2 4 2 2 2 3 1 91 59
2008-05-24 @TOR L 6.0 6 5 4 4 4 1 108 42
2008-04-26 TOR W 6.0 6 1 1 2 3 0 99 57
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   20-20   Road:    6-16   ExtrInn: 7-6 
 vsRHP:  20-27   vsLHP:   6-9    1-Run:  12-10
 vsEast:  5-7    vsCntrl: 9-16   vsWest: 11-11 IL: 1-2 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 62 Wed, Jun  8   TOR  L   8-9       26-36  4th  9.0 gb
 61 Tue, Jun  7   TOR  L   5-8       26-35  4th  9.0 gb
 60 Mon, Jun  6   TOR  W   3-2 (11)  26-34  4th  8.0 gb
 59 Sun, Jun  5   MIN  L   0-6       25-34  4th  9.0 gb
 58 Sat, Jun  4   MIN  L   2-7       25-33  4th  9.0 gb
 57 Fri, Jun  3   MIN  L   2-5       25-32  4th  9.0 gb
 56 Thu, Jun  2   MIN  L   2-8       25-31  4th  9.0 gb
 55 Wed, Jun  1   LAA  W   2-0       25-30  4th  9.0 gb
 54 Tue, May 31   LAA  W   7-3       24-30  4th  9.0 gb
 53 Mon, May 30   LAA  L   8-10      23-30  4th  9.0 gb
 Last 10: 3-7    Last 20: 6-14   Last 30: 9-21
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Wed, Jun 08, 2011 TOR  9 @KCR  8        W:Carlos Villanueva (4-0), L: Danny Duffy (0-2), S: Casey Janssen (1)
Tue, Jun 07, 2011 TOR  8 @KCR  5        W:Kyle Drabek (4-4), L: Vin Mazzaro (0-1), S: Jon Rauch (7)
Mon, Jun 06, 2011 KCR  3  TOR  2 (11)   W:Joakim Soria (4-3), L: Frank Francisco (1-3), S: none

Wed, Jul 21, 2010 KCR  5  TOR  2        W:Zack Greinke (6-9), L: Marc Rzepczynski (0-1), S: Joakim Soria (26)
Tue, Jul 20, 2010 TOR 13 @KCR  1        W:Jesse Litsch (1-4), L: Anthony Lerew (1-4), S: none
Mon, Jul 19, 2010 KCR  5  TOR  4 (10)   W:Kyle Farnsworth (3-0), L: Kevin Gregg (0-4), S: none
Wed, Apr 21, 2010 KCR  4 @TOR  3 (10)   W:Rob Tejeda (1-1), L: Scott Downs (0-1), S: Joakim Soria (4)
Tue, Apr 20, 2010 TOR  4  KCR  3        W:Shawn Camp (1-0), L: Kyle Davies (1-1), S: Kevin Gregg (4)
Mon, Apr 19, 2010 TOR  8  KCR  1        W:Brandon Morrow (1-1), L: Brian Bannister (0-1), S: none
Sun, Jun 07, 2009 TOR  4  KCR  0        W:Roy Halladay (10-1), L: Kyle Davies (2-6), S: none
Season Series: 2011 - TOR over 2-1; 2010 - Tied 3-3; 2009 - KCR won 4-3; All-Time - TOR leads 176-171

Key for Batter vs. Pitcher Grids on the next pageKey for Batter vs. Pitcher Grids Below

Batter vs. Pitcher totals are career totals. All others are year-to-date.

PA - Plate Appearances (AB+BB+HBP+SH+SF+CI)
BF - Batters Faced
BA - Batting Average
OBP - On-Base Percentage
SLG - Slugging Percentage
Last 28d - PA and OPS in the last 28 days.
SB/CS - Stolen Bases and Caught Stealing
HR/E - Home Runs and Errors Made
ERA-K/9 - Earned Run Average and SO per 9 IP
Total - Team totals for those categories.
Usage - See the note below the grid.
OPS - On-Base Percentage + Slugging Percentage (a good single number for measuring a player's hitting, avg. is .750 or so)
RA/G & RS/G - Runs scored and allowed per game.
PA/vRH - Plate Appearances overall/PA's vs. Right-handed Pitchers
Catcher Def. - Catcher Defense with each catcher's Stolen Bases, Caught Stealings, and Passed Balls allowed.
G/S/vB or G/S/vP - Links to the player's 2011 gamelogs, splits, or career batter vs. pitcher results
vLH/vRH - OPS vs. left-handed pitchers and vs. right-handed pitchers
Hm or Rd, Home or Road - OPS or OPS allowed in home or road games.
OF G: LF / CF / RF - A - Outfielders with the games played by position and their total number of assists
vs LHB - Batters faced and OPS allowed against left-handed batters
vs RHB - Batters faced and OPS allowed against right-handed batters
HR/SB/CS - Pitcher's Home Runs, Stolen Bases and Caught Stealings allowed
MLB Best, Middle, Worst
Blue Jays Batters (4.98 RS/G) vs. Royals Pitchers (5.16 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 44.Hochevar
G/S/vB
56.Holland
G/S/vB
59.Paulino
G/S/vB
48.Soria
G/S/vB
38.Wood
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
9.Arencibia G/S/vP ··· ··· 3/.666 1/.000 ··· 189/141 .249/.307/.491/.798 1.205/.662 .733 83/.833 0/0 10/2
19.Bautista G/S/vP 3/.666 1/2.000 4/.250 2/.000 1/3.000 249/194 .351/.502/.723/1.225 1.195/1.233 1.092 115/1.168 5/2 20/2
11.Davis G/S/vP 9/.819 1/.000 3/.000 4/1.250 1/.000 182/141 .263/.298/.380/.678 .890/.620 .553 104/.758 18/8 1/2
10.Encarnacion G/S/vP ··· ··· 6/.167 1/.000 ··· 169/125 .258/.296/.371/.667 .537/.713 .631 56/.743 1/0 1/11
5.Escobar G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 10/.100 ··· ··· 262/200 .286/.364/.438/.802 1.089/.713 .687 111/.900 2/1 7/6
2.Hill G/S/vP 6/.500 1/.000 3/.333 6/.167 1/.000 194/156 .250/.289/.328/.616 .542/.635 .682 107/.698 8/0 1/2
26.Lind* G/S/vP 5/.000 1/no AB 3/.000 3/.666 1/5.000 162/117 .317/.358/.579/.937 .819/.984 1.008 22/1.513 1/1 11/2
18.McCoy G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 63/34 .246/.317/.333/.651 .510/.761 .670 18/.722 2/1 1/0
8.Molina G/S/vP 3/.000 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· 80/61 .310/.380/.423/.802 1.140/.690 .677 30/.911 2/0 1/1
28.Nix G/S/vP 2/2.500 3/1.666 3/1.167 1/2.000 3/1.666 112/88 .200/.286/.390/.676 1.143/.560 .717 58/.571 3/1 4/3
16.Patterson* G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 4/.833 3/.000 4/1.250 230/164 .293/.322/.451/.773 .795/.764 .771 119/.791 9/6 5/0
20.Rivera G/S/vP 5/1.000 1/.000 3/.666 3/.000 ··· 227/175 .245/.313/.348/.661 .965/.574 .677 100/.729 2/2 4/1
IP 84.0 11.0 30.2 27.0 26.2 TOTAL .265/.333/.427/.760 .861/.728 .724 .810 59/25 70/41
ERA-K/9 5.25/4.2 0.00/13.1 3.82/7.3 5.33/6.7 2.70/7.8 4.75/5.8

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Arencibia (34-11-6)
 Molina (16-4-3)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 359/.261 43/.132 127/.270 119/.257 108/.222 .273  Bautista
 Patterson
 Rivera
 Nix
 Davis
 McCoy
0/0/53/5
28/23/0/2
13/0/4/2
1/0/0/0
0/37/6/0
0/3/1/0
OPS .794 .390 .713 .747 .631 .786
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 196/.859 16/.543 47/.623 58/.627 49/.554 .815
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 163/.717 27/.305 80/.767 61/.855 59/.696 .765
Home 246/.728 33/.415 74/.696 91/.591 71/.497
Last 28d days 145/.796 43/.390 73/.497 56/.844 43/.572
HR/SB/CS 13/4/1 0/0/0 3/4/0 4/0/1 3/3/3 76/46/25
Usage ····X··· X·X····X ··X····X ··X·X·X· ·o·o·X··
Royals Batters (4.45 RS/G) vs. Blue Jays Pitchers (4.48 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 24.Romero*
G/S/vB
57.Camp
G/S/vB
29.Dotel
G/S/vB
50.Francisco
G/S/vB
54.Frasor
G/S/vB
44.Janssen
G/S/vB
60.Rauch
G/S/vB
34.Rzepczynski*
G/S/vB
33.Villanueva
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
13.Aviles G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 7/.000 ··· 1/.000 2/.000 1/.000 3/2.000 ··· 181/129 .217/.261/.398/.659 .955/.543 .643 67/.419 10/1 5/8
24.Betemit# G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 2/.000 ··· 2/.500 1/.000 2/.000 3/.333 4/.250 197/155 .290/.350/.409/.759 .573/.811 .689 80/.633 3/1 2/5
16.Butler G/S/vP 3/.666 4/1.500 9/.889 2/.500 4/.250 3/.000 6/.666 3/1.000 3/.000 262/205 .299/.397/.429/.826 1.039/.769 .877 106/.795 1/1 5/0
53.Cabrera# G/S/vP 7/.572 11/.091 2/2.000 6/.334 9/.555 5/.000 1/.000 6/.533 5/1.000 278/195 .273/.316/.441/.758 .648/.801 .716 111/.709 7/1 8/2
2.Escobar G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 5/1.400 1/no AB ··· 2/.000 ··· ··· 3/.666 238/183 .209/.241/.241/.482 .577/.454 .489 91/.397 7/4 0/5
21.Francoeur G/S/vP 3/.000 2/1.000 1/.000 1/.000 2/.000 3/1.667 20/.461 3/2.000 7/1.238 262/203 .280/.321/.477/.798 1.064/.718 .812 105/.627 6/0 9/2
17.Getz* G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 1/.000 2/1.000 ··· 1/.000 2/.000 ··· 3/.666 201/158 .241/.318/.294/.612 .623/.609 .596 69/.661 8/2 0/3
4.Gordon* G/S/vP ··· 2/.500 5/.400 6/1.100 2/.000 4/2.000 2/.500 2/.500 4/.583 280/191 .284/.351/.468/.819 .787/.834 .905 119/.799 5/2 7/1
12.Maier* G/S/vP ··· 3/1.000 2/.500 1/.000 1/.000 2/.000 4/.500 2/.000 ··· 30/21 .333/.467/.458/.925 .730/1.006 .978 14/.762 0/0 0/0
27.Pena# G/S/vP ··· 1/3.000 1/5.000 1/2.000 ··· 2/2.000 1/.000 2/2.500 3/.333 105/76 .237/.295/.376/.672 .656/.678 .629 43/.752 0/0 3/2
15.Treanor G/S/vP 6/.000 1/2.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 4/.500 ··· 3/3.500 137/113 .211/.363/.294/.657 .806/.626 .726 52/.571 1/1 2/3
IP 79.2 28.1 16.1 16.1 25.2 26.0 24.2 26.2 46.2 TOTAL .260/.325/.394/.719 .746/.710 .732 .662 59/14 48/38
ERA-K/9 3.16/8.0 4.45/4.5 4.96/11.6 6.06/9.4 2.10/8.1 2.08/7.3 3.65/5.8 3.04/8.1 3.09/6.7 4.01/7.3

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Pena (22-13-1)
 Treanor (24-12-1)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 329/.234 120/.288 75/.210 78/.294 110/.204 104/.219 99/.209 110/.219 182/.196 .250  Gordon
 Cabrera
 Francoeur
 Maier
58/0/0/6
7/54/2/6
0/0/60/6
2/3/4/0
OPS .680 .814 .789 .891 .642 .550 .668 .610 .577 .721
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 107/.750 62/.888 31/1.194 52/.912 51/.484 60/.483 55/.607 58/.476 94/.509 .758
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 222/.646 58/.732 44/.550 26/.845 59/.775 44/.641 44/.727 52/.757 88/.649 .690
Road 179/.717 53/.710 50/.842 38/.785 49/.495 41/.426 48/.737 54/.556 109/.478
Last 28d days 149/.626 46/.883 26/.686 41/1.099 44/.671 39/.468 42/.720 45/.847 105/.650
HR/SB/CS 10/2/2 3/2/1 4/0/0 4/6/0 3/5/0 0/1/2 4/1/0 1/1/1 4/3/0 58/50/15
Usage ····X··· ··o····X o·o·o··· ··o····o ··Xo·X·X X·Xo···X ·o·X···X X·o··o·X X····X··

Usage -- each character represents the number of pitches thrown by the pitcher for yesterday, two days ago, three days ago, ...., up to eight days ago:
· - did not pitch; o - less than 16 pitches; X - at least 16 pitches (the median relief outing)
An Example ( ·X···o·X ): Yesterday off, 16 or more pitches, three days off, less than 16 pitches, day off, 16 or more pitches (8 days ago). Yesterday is in bold for improved scanning.