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Game Preview: TOR @ MIN, 8:10pm, Friday, May 13, 2011 @Target Field

Blue Jays, 17-20, 17-20 4th, 5 GB, 4 GB in WC

SP: Ricky Romero (26, LHP, 2-4, 4.04)

2011 Gamelogs / 2011 Splits / vs. MIN Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2011 (2-4) 42.1 39 22 19 15 43 6 4.04
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 2-4 42.1 39 22 19 15 43 6 4.04 53
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
2011-04-24 TBR L 7.0 5 2 2 1 10 1 102 68
2011-04-18 @BOS L 4.1 8 5 5 5 4 1 109 26
2011-04-12 @SEA L 8.0 5 3 2 2 8 1 113 68
2011-04-07 OAK ND 7.1 4 1 1 2 5 0 93 69
2011-04-01 MIN W 6.1 7 3 1 0 7 0 96 58
Last 5 v.MIN 3-0 29.0 28 10 8 3 18 1 2.48 59
2011-04-01 MIN W 6.1 7 3 1 0 7 0 96 58
2010-10-01 @MIN W 8.0 6 2 2 0 5 1 110 67
2009-09-08 MIN W 6.2 7 3 3 3 4 0 104 49
2009-04-14 @MIN ND 8.0 8 2 2 0 2 0 106 60
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:    9-8    Road:    8-12   ExtrInn: 4-1 
 vsRHP:  11-16   vsLHP:   6-4    1-Run:   6-8 
 vsEast:  7-10   vsCntrl: 3-4    vsWest:  7-6  IL: 0-0 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 37 Wed, May 11   BOS  W   9-3       17-20  3rd  4.5 gb
 36 Tue, May 10   BOS  W   7-6 (10)  16-20  4th  5.5 gb
 35 Mon, May  9   DET  L   5-10      15-20  4th  5.5 gb
 34 Sun, May  8   DET  L   2-5       15-19  4th  5.0 gb
 33 Sat, May  7   DET  L   0-9       15-18  3rd  4.0 gb
 32 Fri, May  6   DET  W   7-4       15-17  3rd  4.0 gb
 31 Thu, May  5  @TBR  L   1-3       14-17  4th  4.0 gb
 30 Wed, May  4  @TBR  W   3-2       14-16  4th  4.0 gb
 29 Tue, May  3  @TBR  L   2-3       13-16  5th  5.0 gb
 28 Sun, May  1  @NYY  L   2-5       13-15  4th  4.5 gb
 Last 10: 4-6    Last 20: 9-11   Last 30:12-18
Twins, 12-23, 12-23 5th, 10½ GB, 8 GB in WC

SP: Carl Pavano (35, RHP, 2-4, 6.64)

2011 Gamelogs / 2011 Splits / vs. TOR Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2011 (2-4) 42.0 50 34 31 11 17 5 6.64
2010 (17-11) 221.0 227 95 92 37 117 24 3.75
2009 (14-12) 199.1 235 119 113 39 147 26 5.10
Last 7 GS 2-4 42.0 50 34 31 11 17 5 6.64 40
2011-05-08 @BOS L 5.0 10 7 7 1 0 1 91 18
2011-05-01 @KCR L 5.1 12 7 6 0 0 1 88 18
2011-04-24 CLE W 7.0 6 3 3 2 3 0 101 54
2011-04-19 @BAL L 4.2 8 8 7 3 3 0 99 18
2011-04-14 @TBR ND 8.0 4 0 0 2 7 0 104 79
2011-04-08 OAK W 8.0 4 1 1 1 1 0 106 70
2011-04-01 @TOR L 4.0 6 8 7 2 3 3 64 21
Last 5 v.TOR 1-2 28.2 39 23 21 5 15 8 6.59 39
2011-04-01 @TOR L 4.0 6 8 7 2 3 3 64 21
2010-10-01 TOR ND 7.0 9 2 1 1 3 0 100 55
2010-07-06 @TOR ND 6.1 8 6 6 0 2 3 77 35
2010-05-18 @TOR L 4.0 10 6 6 0 2 2 70 20
2009-09-09 @TOR W 7.1 6 1 1 2 5 0 103 65
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:    4-8    Road:    8-15   ExtrInn: 2-2 
 vsRHP:   7-18   vsLHP:   5-5    1-Run:   7-8 
 vsEast:  6-15   vsCntrl: 5-6    vsWest:  1-2  IL: 0-0 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 35 Wed, May 11   DET  L   7-9       12-23  5th 11.0 gb
 34 Tue, May 10   DET  L   2-10      12-22  5th 11.0 gb
 33 Mon, May  9  @BOS  L   1-2 (11)  12-21  5th 10.0 gb
 32 Sun, May  8  @BOS  L   5-9       12-20  4th  9.5 gb
 31 Sat, May  7  @BOS  L   0-4       12-19  4th  9.5 gb
 30 Fri, May  6  @BOS  W   9-2       12-18  4th  8.5 gb
 29 Wed, May  4  @CHW  W   3-2       11-18  4th  9.0 gb
 28 Tue, May  3  @CHW  W   1-0       10-18  4th 10.0 gb
 27 Sun, May  1  @KCR  L   3-10       9-18  4th 10.0 gb
 26 Sat, Apr 30  @KCR  L   2-11       9-17  4th  9.0 gb
 Last 10: 3-7    Last 20: 7-13   Last 30:10-20
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Sun, Apr 03, 2011 MIN  4 @TOR  3        W:Nick Blackburn (1-0), L: Brett Cecil (0-1), S: Joe Nathan (1)
Sat, Apr 02, 2011 TOR  6  MIN  1        W:Kyle Drabek (1-0), L: Francisco Liriano (0-1), S: none
Fri, Apr 01, 2011 TOR 13  MIN  3        W:Ricky Romero (1-0), L: Carl Pavano (0-1), S: none

Sun, Oct 03, 2010 TOR  2 @MIN  1        W:Marc Rzepczynski (4-4), L: Nick Blackburn (10-12), S: Shawn Camp (2)
Sat, Oct 02, 2010 MIN  5  TOR  4        W:Matt Capps (5-3), L: Kevin Gregg (2-6), S: none
Fri, Oct 01, 2010 TOR  6 @MIN  3        W:Ricky Romero (14-9), L: Jesse Crain (1-1), S: Kevin Gregg (37)
Thu, Sep 30, 2010 TOR 13 @MIN  2        W:Casey Janssen (5-2), L: Francisco Liriano (14-10), S: none
Thu, Jul 08, 2010 TOR  8  MIN  1        W:Brett Cecil (8-5), L: Scott Baker (7-8), S: none
Wed, Jul 07, 2010 TOR  6  MIN  5        W:Scott Downs (3-5), L: Matt Guerrier (1-5), S: Kevin Gregg (19)
Tue, Jul 06, 2010 MIN  7 @TOR  6        W:Jose Mijares (1-0), L: Jason Frasor (3-2), S: Jon Rauch (19)
Season Series: 2011 - TOR over 2-1; 2010 - TOR won 6-3; 2009 - TOR won 5-3; All-Time - TOR leads 189-151

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 (4.41 RS/G) vs. Twins Pitchers (5.34 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 48.Pavano
G/S/vB
31.Burnett
G/S/vB
55.Capps
G/S/vB
37.Hoey
G/S/vB
50.Mijares*
G/S/vB
36.Nathan
G/S/vB
15.Perkins*
G/S/vB
59.Slowey
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
9.Arencibia G/S/vP 2/2.500 ··· ··· ··· 2/.500 1/.000 ··· ··· 106/75 .229/.302/.469/.771 1.081/.646 .688 67/.646 0/0 5/2
19.Bautista G/S/vP 16/.652 1/.000 2/.000 ··· 2/2.500 1/no AB 9/1.333 6/2.467 134/107 .350/.515/.760/1.275 1.506/1.217 .992 85/1.375 4/0 11/1
11.Davis G/S/vP 6/.666 1/.000 3/.000 ··· 1/.000 3/.666 1/4.000 9/.222 78/61 .240/.269/.307/.576 .471/.605 .441 46/.743 11/3 0/1
10.Encarnacion G/S/vP 13/1.712 2/.000 10/.500 ··· 4/.250 1/.000 1/.000 6/1.000 113/86 .243/.274/.355/.629 .340/.721 .600 70/.635 1/0 0/8
5.Escobar G/S/vP 7/.453 2/3.000 3/2.000 ··· ··· 2/.000 2/.000 5/.000 151/115 .269/.347/.385/.731 .917/.672 .587 104/.566 1/0 3/2
2.Hill G/S/vP 11/.940 2/.000 1/no AB 2/1.500 1/.000 9/.555 9/.111 13/.770 87/70 .225/.253/.263/.515 .180/.598 .597 33/.579 6/0 0/0
26.Lind* G/S/vP 22/1.009 1/2.000 1/.000 2/.500 3/.000 5/.650 9/.666 14/1.143 140/100 .313/.343/.516/.858 .850/.862 .890 84/1.011 1/1 7/2
6.McDonald G/S/vP 3/.000 ··· ··· ··· 1/2.000 3/.000 3/.666 5/.800 90/70 .210/.278/.346/.623 .633/.621 .577 68/.549 1/2 2/0
8.Molina G/S/vP 7/.858 2/2.500 2/1.000 ··· 2/.000 ··· 5/.500 2/1.000 50/40 .250/.327/.409/.736 1.600/.514 .620 32/.513 0/0 1/0
16.Patterson* G/S/vP 17/1.588 ··· 2/.000 ··· ··· 4/.000 ··· 3/1.000 111/78 .276/.315/.438/.753 .908/.688 .813 92/.700 5/4 2/0
20.Rivera G/S/vP 17/1.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/no AB 6/.333 7/.619 10/.400 127/98 .216/.315/.288/.603 .753/.560 .745 85/.726 1/2 2/0
IP 42.0 7.1 17.0 7.1 11.2 12.1 17.2 8.0 TOTAL .250/.323/.401/.724 .795/.701 .681 .714 41/13 38/24
ERA-K/9 6.64/3.6 7.36/7.4 4.24/4.8 7.36/6.2 3.86/5.4 7.30/7.3 0.51/8.1 2.25/4.5 4.91/5.7

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Arencibia (17-7-2)
 Molina (12-4-1)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 187/.294 40/.367 67/.230 38/.361 54/.209 57/.239 67/.203 34/.333 .274  Bautista
 Rivera
 Patterson
 Davis
0/0/28/3
13/0/4/2
4/23/0/1
0/12/6/0
OPS .807 .967 .672 1.061 .649 .814 .555 .747 .792
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 114/.694 21/1.218 33/.741 17/1.224 28/.561 34/.682 30/.459 13/.724 .790
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 73/.991 19/.652 34/.598 21/.931 26/.756 23/1.023 37/.631 21/.762 .794
Home 57/.473 19/.955 25/.583 22/.864 19/.681 18/.235 36/.628 /
Last 28d days 108/.948 29/1.063 41/.761 38/1.061 37/.772 34/.845 45/.641 19/.757
HR/SB/CS 5/7/0 0/3/0 3/0/0 2/0/0 0/0/3 2/2/0 0/1/1 0/0/0 38/25/9
Usage ····X··· ··X·XX·· ·Xo····· ··Xo·o·· ·o·XX··· ·o··X·X· ·X·o·o·· ·····X··
Twins Batters (3.23 RS/G) vs. Blue Jays Pitchers (4.54 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
41.Butera G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 4/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· 67/59 .109/.149/.141/.290 .500/.261 .186 52/.297 0/0 0/2
12.Casilla# G/S/vP 7/.715 1/.000 3/.667 ··· ··· 1/4.000 1/.000 ··· 2/no AB 88/65 .175/.230/.250/.480 .238/.579 .477 62/.526 3/1 0/5
5.Cuddyer G/S/vP 12/.334 7/.143 7/.286 8/.786 10/.775 5/1.400 2/.000 6/.333 10/.733 136/97 .242/.309/.347/.656 .940/.546 .624 87/.727 2/0 3/3
38.Hughes G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 65/46 .246/.292/.344/.637 .924/.517 .734 52/.683 1/0 1/1
16.Kubel* G/S/vP 9/1.181 5/.600 2/5.000 2/.500 7/.762 1/2.000 ··· 5/.200 7/1.238 140/94 .355/.414/.532/.947 .820/1.008 .963 91/1.085 1/0 4/0
33.Morneau* G/S/vP 10/.800 6/1.667 4/2.417 8/.393 5/.200 1/.000 1/.000 4/1.000 7/1.143 122/80 .214/.279/.313/.591 .390/.700 .690 70/.587 0/0 1/1
24.Plouffe G/S/vP 1/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· 1/5.000 ··· ··· 2/1.000 ··· 13/12 .300/.462/.700/1.162 /1.117 13/1.162 1/0 1/0
11.Revere* G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 16/15 .188/.188/.188/.375 .000/.400 2.000 16/.375 1/0 0/1
32.Rivera G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 11/7 .000/.182/.000/.182 .000/.286 .333 11/.182 0/0 0/0
2.Span* G/S/vP 14/1.143 3/.666 3/.333 1/no AB 1/.000 3/.333 1/5.000 7/.453 1/.000 154/110 .288/.357/.353/.710 .627/.741 .652 97/.678 3/1 1/0
20.Tolbert# G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 2/.000 1/.000 1/.000 2/.000 66/51 .177/.203/.258/.461 .607/.420 .654 51/.418 0/0 0/1
19.Valencia G/S/vP 6/.000 3/.000 ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 5/.400 1/.000 139/105 .230/.302/.349/.651 .960/.551 .544 88/.642 2/2 3/2
IP 42.1 18.0 10.0 8.2 16.1 15.2 14.2 17.1 21.1 TOTAL .231/.296/.325/.622 .632/.618 .662 .642 17/4 17/23
ERA-K/9 4.04/9.1 2.50/4.0 7.20/10.8 3.12/11.4 1.65/9.4 1.72/6.3 3.07/4.9 2.60/9.4 1.69/6.3 4.06/7.7

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Butera (9-6-2)
 Rivera (3-1-0)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 180/.239 74/.279 49/.211 37/.161 66/.200 65/.241 57/.173 65/.172 77/.134 .244  Kubel
 Cuddyer
 Span
 Revere
3/0/18/3
0/0/18/1
0/33/0/0
3/0/0/0
OPS .724 .770 .849 .652 .623 .599 .630 .451 .473 .721
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 63/.899 40/1.047 23/1.545 26/.908 31/.469 36/.462 35/.586 36/.379 34/.610 .799
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 117/.634 34/.438 26/.397 11/.091 35/.762 29/.774 22/.682 29/.535 43/.367 .651
Road 83/.776 37/.889 33/.855 17/.307 29/.361 25/.374 27/.835 36/.379 35/.305
Last 28d days 95/.899 50/.809 39/.917 37/.652 38/.635 54/.549 30/.533 33/.492 54/.486
HR/SB/CS 6/1/0 1/1/1 3/0/0 2/4/0 2/5/0 0/1/2 3/0/0 0/0/1 2/2/0 37/29/11
Usage ·····X·· ···X··X· ···X·o·o ·XX···o· ··X·X·o· ·X·o·X·X ·ooo··o· ··X·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.