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Game Preview: TBR @ KCR, 8:10pm, Friday, July 22, 2011 @Kauffman Stadium

Rays, 52-45, 52-45 3rd, 7½ GB, 5½ GB in WC

SP: Wade Davis (25, RHP, 7-6, 4.25)

2011 Gamelogs / 2011 Splits / vs. KCR Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2011 (7-6) 103.2 113 52 49 38 47 13 4.25
2010 (12-10) 168.0 165 77 76 62 113 24 4.07
2009 (2-2) 36.1 33 19 15 13 36 2 3.72
Last 7 GS 3-2 40.2 51 25 23 10 17 5 5.09 44
2011-07-06 @MIN ND 5.0 9 4 3 3 1 0 91 33
2011-07-01 STL L 7.0 6 2 2 1 3 0 91 59
2011-06-25 @HOU W 7.0 5 1 1 1 3 0 88 65
2011-06-17 FLA W 6.0 6 1 1 2 2 1 98 56
2011-06-12 @BAL W 6.0 8 5 4 1 3 2 97 40
2011-06-05 @SEA ND 7.0 5 5 5 1 4 0 108 50
2011-05-30 TEX L 2.2 12 7 7 1 1 2 77 6
Last 5 v.KCR 1-0 14.0 6 2 2 5 11 1 1.29 70
2010-10-03 @KCR ND 7.0 3 2 2 2 6 1 104 67
2010-05-02 KCR W 7.0 3 0 0 3 5 0 102 73
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   24-25   Road:   28-20   ExtrInn: 4-3 
 vsRHP:  36-34   vsLHP:  16-11   1-Run:  15-12
 vsEast: 19-18   vsCntrl:15-12   vsWest:  6-9  IL:12-6 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 97 Thu, Jul 21   NYY  W   2-1       52-45  3rd  7.5 gb
 96 Wed, Jul 20   NYY  L   0-4       51-45  3rd  8.0 gb
 95 Tue, Jul 19   NYY  W   3-2       51-44  3rd  7.0 gb
 94 Mon, Jul 18   NYY  L   4-5       50-44  3rd  8.0 gb
 93 Sun, Jul 17   BOS  L   0-1 (16)  50-43  3rd  7.0 gb
 92 Sat, Jul 16   BOS  L   5-9       50-42  3rd  6.0 gb
 91 Fri, Jul 15   BOS  W   9-6       50-41  3rd  5.0 gb
 90 Sun, Jul 10  @NYY  L   0-1       49-41  3rd  6.0 gb
 89 Sat, Jul  9  @NYY  L   4-5       49-40  3rd  5.0 gb
 88 Thu, Jul  7  @NYY  W   5-1       49-39  3rd  3.5 gb
 Last 10: 4-6    Last 20: 9-11   Last 30:16-14
Royals, 40-58, 40-58 5th, 12 GB, 18 GB in WC

SP: Luke Hochevar (27, RHP, 5-8, 5.23)

2011 Gamelogs / 2011 Splits / vs. TBR Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2011 (5-8) 125.2 129 77 73 41 64 16 5.23
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 2-2 41.2 43 24 24 18 25 3 5.18 47
2011-07-15 @MIN ND 7.0 3 1 1 3 4 0 109 68
2011-07-09 DET ND 3.2 9 6 6 3 4 0 83 20
2011-07-03 @COL ND 4.1 5 5 5 3 3 1 78 33
2011-06-26 CHC W 5.2 7 3 3 3 5 1 88 45
2011-06-21 ARI L 7.0 8 5 5 1 6 1 97 46
2011-06-15 @OAK L 7.0 5 2 2 2 0 0 91 57
2011-06-09 TOR W 7.0 6 2 2 3 3 0 98 57
Last 5 v.TBR 0-2 18.0 31 20 20 4 11 1 10.00 31
2010-04-29 @TBR L 2.2 11 9 9 2 1 0 73 -1
2009-07-19 TBR ND 6.1 7 2 2 0 9 0 97 60
2008-07-26 TBR ND 5.0 4 2 2 1 0 0 78 50
2008-07-06 @TBR L 4.0 9 7 7 1 1 1 67 16
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   26-28   Road:   14-30   ExtrInn: 8-6 
 vsRHP:  31-40   vsLHP:   9-18   1-Run:  17-19
 vsEast:  6-7    vsCntrl:15-24   vsWest: 14-14 IL: 5-13

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 98 Wed, Jul 20   CHW  W   2-1 (11)  40-58  5th 11.5 gb
 97 Tue, Jul 19   CHW  W   4-2       39-58  5th 12.5 gb
 96 Mon, Jul 18   CHW  L   2-5       38-58  5th 13.5 gb
 95 Sun, Jul 17  @MIN  L   3-4       38-57  5th 12.0 gb
 94 Sat, Jul 16  @MIN  L   3-4       38-56  5th 12.0 gb
 93 Fri, Jul 15  @MIN  W   2-1       38-55  5th 12.0 gb
 92 Thu, Jul 14  @MIN  L   4-8       37-55  5th 12.0 gb
 91 Sun, Jul 10   DET  L   1-2       37-54  5th 11.5 gb
 90 Sat, Jul  9   DET  W  13-6       37-53  5th 11.0 gb
 89 Fri, Jul  8   DET  L   4-6       36-53  5th 12.0 gb
 Last 10: 4-6    Last 20: 7-13   Last 30:10-20
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Sun, Oct 03, 2010 TBR  3 @KCR  2 (12)   W:Jeff Niemann (12-8), L: Dusty Hughes (1-3), S: Rafael Soriano (45)
Sat, Oct 02, 2010 TBR  4 @KCR  0        W:Chad Qualls (3-4), L: Kyle Davies (8-12), S: none
Fri, Oct 01, 2010 KCR  7  TBR  0        W:Bruce Chen (12-7), L: James Shields (13-15), S: none
Thu, Sep 30, 2010 KCR  3  TBR  2        W:Zack Greinke (10-14), L: Matt Garza (15-10), S: Joakim Soria (43)
Sun, May 02, 2010 TBR  1  KCR  0        W:Wade Davis (3-1), L: Zack Greinke (0-3), S: Rafael Soriano (6)
Sat, May 01, 2010 KCR  4 @TBR  2 (11)   W:Rob Tejeda (2-2), L: Lance Cormier (2-1), S: Joakim Soria (7)
Fri, Apr 30, 2010 KCR  3 @TBR  2        W:Josh Rupe (1-1), L: Randy Choate (0-2), S: Joakim Soria (6)
Thu, Apr 29, 2010 TBR 11  KCR  1        W:Matt Garza (4-1), L: Luke Hochevar (2-1), S: none
Mon, Aug 03, 2009 TBR 10  KCR  4        W:Scott Kazmir (6-6), L: Zack Greinke (10-7), S: none
Sun, Aug 02, 2009 KCR  4 @TBR  1        W:Brian Bannister (7-7), L: James Shields (6-8), S: Joakim Soria (18)
Season Series: 2011 -  0-0; 2010 - Tied 4-4; 2009 - TBR won 9-1; All-Time - TBR leads 60-46

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
Rays Batters (4.15 RS/G) vs. Royals Pitchers (4.84 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
15.Brignac* G/S/vP 2/2.000 ··· ··· 3/.000 ··· 200/170 .193/.234/.219/.453 .427/.457 .396 41/.500 3/1 1/6
22.Damon* G/S/vP 14/.220 1/no AB ··· 9/.222 3/.667 384/277 .275/.322/.416/.738 .682/.759 .827 79/.774 8/4 9/0
5.Fuld* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 283/215 .244/.300/.372/.672 .608/.691 .696 44/.776 17/8 3/3
9.Johnson# G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 139/73 .197/.267/.336/.603 .708/.517 .525 37/.573 4/5 3/1
20.Joyce* G/S/vP 6/1.133 ··· ··· 3/1.334 ··· 314/259 .288/.347/.512/.860 .635/.908 .835 61/.677 6/0 13/1
11.Kotchman* G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/2.000 5/.800 ··· 301/233 .333/.392/.462/.854 .593/.935 .826 90/.864 1/2 4/1
3.Longoria G/S/vP 9/1.681 ··· ··· 5/1.600 ··· 285/217 .238/.330/.452/.781 .765/.787 .887 90/.858 1/1 12/6
1.Rodriguez G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 231/143 .218/.297/.379/.676 .931/.524 .666 61/.548 6/4 4/7
16.Ruggiano G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 94/55 .258/.280/.438/.718 .608/.796 .710 32/.438 1/1 4/0
10.Shoppach G/S/vP 3/1.500 1/.000 ··· 2/.000 1/.000 158/75 .176/.280/.301/.582 .747/.401 .588 35/.506 0/0 5/2
2.Upton G/S/vP 10/.800 ··· ··· 4/.000 1/.000 385/287 .232/.313/.402/.714 .789/.690 .864 91/.833 22/7 15/3
18.Zobrist# G/S/vP 7/.572 1/.000 ··· 4/2.417 1/.000 409/294 .265/.360/.467/.828 .834/.831 .914 87/.866 10/2 11/5
IP 125.2 27.0 69.2 41.0 38.2 TOTAL .243/.311/.393/.704 .711/.702 .741 .725 81/37 91/47
ERA-K/9 5.23/4.6 1.00/11.0 4.39/8.7 3.73/7.5 3.72/7.9 4.46/6.2

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Shoppach (10-13-1)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 537/.264 103/.188 298/.295 172/.250 159/.234 .271  Joyce
 Upton
 Fuld
 Ruggiano
 Damon
 Zobrist
 Rodriguez
 Johnson
12/0/75/5
0/93/0/5
66/4/3/4
24/2/3/1
14/0/0/0
0/0/29/0
2/0/0/0
1/1/0/0
OPS .787 .534 .769 .686 .653 .769
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 288/.834 41/.590 139/.821 83/.611 69/.642 .795
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 249/.733 62/.498 159/.725 89/.754 90/.661 .751
Home 350/.778 48/.390 106/.752 116/.559 83/.522
Last 28d days 96/.839 42/.637 87/.845 33/.636 28/.704
HR/SB/CS 16/6/1 2/0/0 7/7/1 5/0/1 4/3/3 105/68/32
Usage ······X· ··X····X ····X··· ·oX···X· ···o···X
Royals Batters (4.31 RS/G) vs. Rays Pitchers (3.82 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS
G/S/vB
43.Farnsworth
G/S/vB
74.Howell*
G/S/vB
57.McGee*
G/S/vB
62.Peralta
G/S/vB
27.Ramos*
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
13.Aviles G/S/vP 3/.333 1/.000 2/1.000 ··· ··· ··· 184/129 .213/.257/.391/.647 .899/.543 .627 / 10/2 5/8
16.Butler G/S/vP 6/.000 5/.000 2/.000 ··· ··· ··· 393/289 .287/.377/.409/.786 .909/.743 .837 76/.538 1/1 6/0
53.Cabrera# G/S/vP 4/.000 1/.000 12/.417 ··· 4/1.167 1/.000 438/298 .294/.331/.456/.787 .734/.812 .732 94/.922 14/2 12/2
2.Escobar G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· 2/2.000 ··· 374/276 .251/.290/.332/.623 .576/.639 .508 82/.726 14/6 2/12
21.Francoeur G/S/vP ··· 2/.500 ··· ··· 3/2.500 ··· 406/304 .264/.310/.448/.759 .973/.687 .789 89/.825 16/4 13/4
17.Getz* G/S/vP 3/.000 1/2.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 344/254 .256/.312/.285/.598 .654/.577 .637 92/.516 17/6 0/5
4.Gordon* G/S/vP 3/1.666 4/1.000 1/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· 423/287 .297/.367/.469/.837 .817/.846 .952 87/.831 8/6 11/2
12.Maier* G/S/vP 6/.900 ··· 1/.000 1/2.000 ··· ··· 68/40 .276/.382/.379/.762 .641/.849 .762 21/.488 1/0 0/0
27.Pena# G/S/vP 3/.000 ··· 1/no AB ··· ··· ··· 169/118 .261/.308/.373/.680 .613/.710 .529 48/.681 0/0 3/2
15.Treanor G/S/vP ··· 3/.000 4/.500 ··· ··· ··· 210/163 .225/.351/.314/.665 .618/.678 .735 34/.668 2/2 3/4
IP 103.2 39.2 15.2 9.0 43.2 30.1 TOTAL .262/.324/.389/.713 .695/.721 .716 .689 99/32 70/61
ERA-K/9 4.25/4.1 1.82/7.0 7.47/8.0 4.00/6.0 3.92/7.4 4.15/5.9 3.55/6.8

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Pena (35-19-2)
 Treanor (33-13-2)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 456/.278 156/.214 73/.250 41/.333 174/.218 132/.225 .234  Gordon
 Francoeur
 Cabrera
 Maier
90/0/0/13
0/0/95/10
7/90/2/10
7/4/7/0
OPS .791 .569 .775 .844 .677 .653 .685
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 204/.738 69/.652 34/.517 20/.411 80/.545 69/.668 .649
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 252/.834 87/.509 39/1.036 21/1.306 94/.790 63/.635 .714
Road 247/.792 82/.579 42/.689 14/.845 104/.913 62/.700
Last 28d days 79/.658 44/.603 30/.648 7/.452 36/.977 34/.644
HR/SB/CS 13/1/3 2/1/1 3/2/0 1/2/0 5/3/1 3/4/0 93/61/21
Usage o··XX·X· ····X·o· ··o·ooo· ··ooo·X· ·o·XoX··

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.