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Game Preview: TOR @ MIN, 4:10pm, Saturday, May 14, 2011 @Target Field

Blue Jays, 18-20, 18-20 3rd, 5 GB, 3 GB in WC

SP: Jo-Jo Reyes (26, LHP, 0-3, 5.00)

2011 Gamelogs / 2011 Splits / vs. MIN Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2011 (0-3) 36.0 45 28 20 11 24 2 5.00
2010 (0-0) 3.1 10 9 9 3 2 2 24.30
2009 (0-2) 27.0 27 25 21 13 21 4 7.00
Last 7 GS 0-3 36.0 45 28 20 11 24 2 5.00 44
2011-05-08 DET L 7.0 8 5 5 1 1 1 81 41
2011-05-03 @TBR ND 6.0 4 1 1 1 4 0 92 63
2011-04-27 @TEX ND 2.2 5 6 0 1 1 0 53 36
2011-04-22 TBR ND 7.0 6 4 4 1 6 0 100 54
2011-04-16 @BOS L 3.0 7 4 4 5 3 1 94 27
2011-04-10 @LAA L 7.0 6 3 1 1 6 0 119 62
2011-04-05 OAK ND 3.1 9 5 5 1 3 0 75 24
Has never faced MIN as starter.
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:    9-8    Road:    9-12   ExtrInn: 4-1 
 vsRHP:  12-16   vsLHP:   6-4    1-Run:   6-8 
 vsEast:  7-10   vsCntrl: 4-4    vsWest:  7-6  IL: 0-0 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 38 Fri, May 13  @MIN  W   2-0       18-20  3rd  5.0 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
 Last 10: 5-5    Last 20:10-10   Last 30:13-17
Twins, 12-24, 12-24 5th, 11½ GB, 8 GB in WC

SP: Nick Blackburn (29, RHP, 2-4, 3.95)

2011 Gamelogs / 2011 Splits / vs. TOR Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2011 (2-4) 41.0 48 22 18 16 20 6 3.95
2010 (10-12) 161.0 194 101 97 40 68 25 5.42
2009 (11-11) 205.2 240 103 92 41 98 25 4.03
Last 7 GS 2-4 41.0 48 22 18 16 20 6 3.95 46
2011-05-09 @BOS ND 6.1 7 1 1 3 5 0 109 57
2011-05-04 @CHW W 6.2 4 1 1 4 1 1 107 59
2011-04-28 TBR L 3.1 8 7 5 4 0 1 86 16
2011-04-20 @BAL L 7.0 7 5 5 1 4 2 88 46
2011-04-15 @TBR L 6.0 10 5 5 0 6 1 87 38
2011-04-09 OAK L 6.0 6 1 0 3 2 0 106 57
2011-04-03 @TOR W 5.2 6 2 1 1 2 1 93 52
Last 5 v.TOR 1-1 19.1 15 7 5 2 14 4 2.33 59
2011-04-03 @TOR W 5.2 6 2 1 1 2 1 93 52
2010-10-03 TOR L 7.0 3 2 2 1 6 2 96 68
2008-09-03 @TOR ND 6.2 6 3 2 0 6 1 84 58
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:    4-9    Road:    8-15   ExtrInn: 2-2 
 vsRHP:   7-18   vsLHP:   5-6    1-Run:   7-8 
 vsEast:  6-16   vsCntrl: 5-6    vsWest:  1-2  IL: 0-0 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 36 Fri, May 13   TOR  L   0-2       12-24  5th 11.5 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
 Last 10: 3-7    Last 20: 6-14   Last 30:10-20
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Fri, May 13, 2011 TOR  2 @MIN  0        W:Ricky Romero (3-4), L: Alex Burnett (0-2), S: Frank Francisco (3)
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)
Season Series: 2011 - TOR over 3-1; 2010 - TOR won 6-3; 2009 - TOR won 5-3; All-Time - TOR leads 190-151

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 (4.34 RS/G) vs. Twins Pitchers (5.25 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 53.Blackburn
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 4/.250 ··· ··· 1/.000 2/.500 2/.000 ··· ··· 111/80 .220/.297/.450/.747 1.081/.621 .652 72/.618 0/0 5/2
19.Bautista G/S/vP 6/1.166 2/.500 2/.000 ··· 2/2.500 2/5.000 9/1.333 6/2.467 139/112 .365/.525/.798/1.323 1.506/1.280 1.091 86/1.526 4/0 12/1
11.Davis G/S/vP 13/.840 2/.000 3/.000 ··· 1/.000 3/.666 2/3.000 9/.222 82/64 .241/.268/.304/.572 .556/.576 .447 50/.723 11/3 0/1
10.Encarnacion G/S/vP 6/.834 2/.000 10/.500 ··· 4/.250 2/.000 2/1.000 6/1.000 118/90 .250/.280/.357/.637 .401/.711 .617 75/.646 1/0 0/8
5.Escobar G/S/vP 6/.167 3/1.667 3/2.000 ··· ··· 2/.000 3/.000 5/.000 156/119 .271/.351/.383/.734 .917/.677 .599 105/.599 1/0 3/2
2.Hill G/S/vP 3/.000 2/.000 1/no AB 3/1.000 1/.000 10/.500 9/.111 13/.770 92/75 .226/.261/.274/.535 .180/.617 .628 34/.498 6/0 0/0
26.Lind* G/S/vP 9/1.000 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 80/1.044 1/1 7/2
6.McDonald G/S/vP 3/.000 ··· ··· ··· 1/2.000 3/.000 4/.666 5/.800 94/73 .226/.290/.357/.647 .633/.651 .621 69/.579 1/2 2/0
8.Molina G/S/vP 3/1.167 2/2.500 2/1.000 ··· 2/.000 ··· 5/.500 2/1.000 50/40 .250/.327/.409/.736 1.600/.514 .620 29/.494 0/0 1/0
16.Patterson* G/S/vP 2/1.000 1/2.000 2/.000 ··· ··· 4/.000 1/.000 3/1.000 116/82 .273/.310/.427/.738 .881/.679 .781 93/.714 6/4 2/0
20.Rivera G/S/vP 16/.750 ··· 1/.000 1/2.000 1/no AB 7/.629 7/.619 10/.400 132/103 .224/.318/.293/.611 .753/.572 .749 90/.731 2/2 2/0
IP 41.0 8.0 17.0 8.1 11.2 13.1 18.2 8.0 TOTAL .253/.326/.403/.729 .800/.707 .692 .734 43/13 39/24
ERA-K/9 3.95/4.4 7.88/6.8 4.24/4.8 6.48/6.5 3.86/5.4 7.43/8.1 0.48/8.2 2.25/4.5 4.82/5.7

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Arencibia (17-7-3)
 Molina (12-4-1)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 181/.294 44/.364 67/.230 41/.359 54/.209 62/.255 72/.226 34/.333 .276  Bautista
 Rivera
 Patterson
 Davis
0/0/29/3
13/0/4/2
5/23/0/1
0/13/6/0
OPS .825 .955 .672 1.031 .649 .870 .590 .747 .795
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 100/.888 22/1.258 33/.741 17/1.224 28/.561 34/.682 31/.443 13/.724 .787
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 81/.748 22/.609 34/.598 24/.897 26/.756 28/1.110 41/.705 21/.762 .803
Home 50/.944 23/.934 25/.583 25/.840 19/.681 23/.500 41/.686 /
Last 28d days 104/.853 33/1.035 36/.757 41/1.031 34/.739 35/.790 50/.687 19/.757
HR/SB/CS 6/4/2 0/4/0 3/0/0 2/0/0 0/0/3 3/3/0 0/1/1 0/0/0 39/27/9
Usage ····X··· X··X·XX· ··Xo···· o··Xo·o· ··o·XX·· X·o··X·X X·X·o·o· ······X·
Twins Batters (3.14 RS/G) vs. Blue Jays Pitchers (4.42 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 37.Reyes*
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 ··· 69/59 .106/.145/.136/.281 .400/.261 .170 54/.285 0/0 0/2
12.Casilla# G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 3/.667 ··· ··· 1/4.000 1/.000 ··· 2/no AB 88/65 .175/.230/.250/.480 .238/.579 .477 58/.491 3/1 0/5
5.Cuddyer G/S/vP ··· 7/.143 7/.286 9/.679 10/.775 5/1.400 2/.000 6/.333 10/.733 140/98 .234/.300/.336/.636 .867/.540 .575 87/.727 2/0 3/3
38.Hughes G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 68/46 .234/.279/.328/.608 .794/.517 .667 51/.697 1/0 1/1
16.Kubel* G/S/vP ··· 5/.600 2/5.000 2/.500 7/.762 1/2.000 ··· 5/.200 7/1.238 144/94 .344/.403/.516/.918 .749/1.008 .886 91/.980 1/0 4/0
33.Morneau* G/S/vP ··· 6/1.667 4/2.417 8/.393 5/.200 1/.000 1/.000 4/1.000 7/1.143 126/80 .216/.278/.310/.588 .400/.700 .675 70/.617 0/0 1/1
24.Plouffe G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 1/5.000 ··· ··· 2/1.000 ··· 17/12 .308/.471/.615/1.086 .933/1.117 .833 17/1.086 1/0 1/0
11.Revere* G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 17/15 .176/.176/.176/.353 .000/.400 1.333 17/.353 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 ··· 3/.666 3/.333 1/no AB 1/.000 3/.333 1/5.000 7/.453 1/.000 158/110 .289/.361/.352/.713 .643/.741 .664 96/.631 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 ··· 3/.000 ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 5/.400 1/.000 142/105 .227/.303/.344/.647 .921/.551 .535 87/.650 2/2 3/2
21.Young G/S/vP ··· 4/.500 10/.311 5/.400 15/.266 3/.666 1/.000 4/1.250 4/1.250 67/42 .230/.284/.279/.562 .367/.685 .681 12/.697 1/0 0/1
IP 36.0 18.0 10.0 9.0 16.1 15.2 14.2 17.1 21.1 TOTAL .228/.294/.321/.615 .609/.617 .640 .628 17/4 17/23
ERA-K/9 5.00/6.0 2.50/4.0 7.20/10.8 3.00/12.0 1.65/9.4 1.72/6.3 3.07/4.9 2.60/9.4 1.69/6.3 3.96/7.8

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Butera (10-6-2)
 Rivera (4-1-0)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 167/.302 74/.279 49/.211 38/.156 66/.200 65/.241 57/.173 65/.172 77/.134 .242  Kubel
 Cuddyer
 Young
 Revere
 Span
3/0/18/3
0/0/19/1
16/0/0/1
3/0/0/0
0/34/0/0
OPS .810 .770 .849 .633 .623 .599 .630 .451 .473 .713
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 35/.757 40/1.047 23/1.545 26/.908 31/.469 36/.462 35/.586 36/.379 34/.610 .791
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 132/.822 34/.438 26/.397 12/.083 35/.762 29/.774 22/.682 29/.535 43/.367 .642
Road 89/.772 37/.889 33/.855 18/.289 29/.361 25/.374 27/.835 36/.379 35/.305
Last 28d days 97/.688 50/.809 35/.895 38/.633 38/.635 54/.549 30/.533 33/.492 44/.543
HR/SB/CS 2/5/1 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· ··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.