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Game Preview: TBR @ MIN, 2:10pm, Monday, July 4, 2011 @Target Field

Rays, 47-37, 47-37 3rd, 4 GB

SP: David Price (25, LHP, 8-6, 3.43)

2011 Gamelogs / 2011 Splits / vs. MIN Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2011 (8-6) 118.0 102 46 45 22 116 9 3.43
2010 (19-6) 208.2 170 71 63 79 188 15 2.72
2009 (10-7) 128.1 119 72 63 54 102 17 4.42
Last 7 GS 3-2 48.2 38 15 15 11 60 2 2.77 64
2011-06-28 CIN ND 7.2 6 2 2 1 12 0 119 70
2011-06-22 @MIL W 8.0 5 2 2 1 10 0 120 73
2011-06-16 BOS L 5.0 5 3 3 5 5 0 106 45
2011-06-11 @BAL ND 6.0 8 4 4 1 6 2 117 45
2011-06-06 @LAA W 7.0 5 1 1 0 7 0 114 70
2011-06-01 TEX L 8.0 5 3 3 1 8 0 113 67
2011-05-27 CLE W 7.0 4 0 0 2 12 0 110 79
Last 5 v.MIN 1-1 20.2 14 4 4 8 24 0 1.74 67
2010-08-04 MIN ND 7.0 5 1 1 2 7 0 119 68
2010-07-02 @MIN L 8.0 4 2 2 4 6 0 122 68
2009-05-30 MIN W 5.2 5 1 1 2 11 0 108 64
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   21-21   Road:   26-16   ExtrInn: 4-2 
 vsRHP:  34-28   vsLHP:  13-9    1-Run:  13-7 
 vsEast: 15-12   vsCntrl:14-10   vsWest:  6-9  IL:12-6 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 84 Sun, Jul  3   STL  W   8-3       47-37  3rd  4.0 gb
 83 Sat, Jul  2   STL  W   5-1       46-37  3rd  5.0 gb
 82 Fri, Jul  1   STL  L   3-5       45-37  3rd  5.0 gb
 81 Wed, Jun 29   CIN  L   3-4       45-36  3rd  3.5 gb
 80 Tue, Jun 28   CIN  W   4-3       45-35  3rd  2.5 gb
 79 Mon, Jun 27   CIN  L   0-5       44-35  3rd  2.5 gb
 78 Sun, Jun 26  @HOU  W  14-10      44-34  3rd  2.0 gb
 77 Sat, Jun 25  @HOU  W   7-2       43-34  3rd  2.0 gb
 76 Fri, Jun 24  @HOU  W   5-1       42-34  3rd  2.5 gb
 75 Wed, Jun 22  @MIL  W   6-3       41-34  3rd  3.5 gb
 Last 10: 7-3    Last 20:13-7    Last 30:18-12
Twins, 36-46, 36-46 4th, 8 GB, 6½ GB in WC

SP: Brian Duensing (28, LHP, 5-7, 4.69)

2011 Gamelogs / 2011 Splits / vs. TBR Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2011 (5-7) 86.1 98 51 45 31 61 7 4.69
2010 (10-3) 130.2 122 42 38 35 78 11 2.62
2009 (5-2) 84.0 84 37 34 31 53 7 3.64
Last 7 GS 3-3 39.1 43 23 19 14 30 2 4.35 48
2011-06-28 LAD W 5.0 4 4 4 4 3 1 96 42
2011-06-23 @SFG L 6.2 6 1 1 2 5 0 108 61
2011-06-17 SDP W 6.0 7 2 2 1 5 0 106 54
2011-06-10 TEX L 2.0 7 7 3 1 2 0 56 23
2011-06-05 @KCR W 8.0 6 0 0 1 4 0 113 73
2011-05-31 @DET ND 4.2 9 6 6 2 5 0 91 25
2011-05-25 SEA L 7.0 4 3 3 3 6 1 111 60
Last 5 v.TBR 1-0 13.0 11 5 5 6 8 1 3.46 55
2011-04-17 @TBR W 7.0 7 2 2 2 5 0 111 58
2010-08-03 @TBR ND 6.0 4 3 3 4 3 1 92 51
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   18-18   Road:   18-28   ExtrInn: 5-4 
 vsRHP:  23-33   vsLHP:  13-13   1-Run:  17-19
 vsEast:  6-18   vsCntrl:13-10   vsWest:  9-8  IL: 8-10

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 82 Sun, Jul  3   MIL  W   9-7       36-46  4th  8.0 gb
 81 Sat, Jul  2   MIL  L   7-8       35-46  4th  9.0 gb
 80 Fri, Jul  1   MIL  W   6-2       35-45  4th  8.0 gb
 79 Wed, Jun 29   LAD  W   1-0       34-45  4th  8.0 gb
 78 Tue, Jun 28   LAD  W   6-4       33-45  4th  9.0 gb
 77 Mon, Jun 27   LAD  L   0-15      32-45  4th 10.0 gb
 76 Sun, Jun 26  @MIL  L   2-6       32-44  4th  9.0 gb
 75 Sat, Jun 25  @MIL  L   1-11      32-43  4th  8.0 gb
 74 Fri, Jun 24  @MIL  L   3-4       32-42  4th  8.0 gb
 73 Thu, Jun 23  @SFG  L   1-2       32-41  4th  8.0 gb
 Last 10: 4-6    Last 20:12-8    Last 30:19-11
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Thu, Apr 28, 2011 TBR  6 @MIN  1        W:Jeff Niemann (1-3), L: Anthony Swarzak (0-1), S: none
Thu, Apr 28, 2011 TBR 15 @MIN  3        W:Jeremy Hellickson (2-2), L: Nick Blackburn (1-4), S: none
Wed, Apr 27, 2011 TBR  8 @MIN  2        W:Wade Davis (3-2), L: Francisco Liriano (1-4), S: none
Sun, Apr 17, 2011 MIN  4 @TBR  2        W:Brian Duensing (1-0), L: Jeremy Hellickson (1-2), S: Matt Capps (1)
Sat, Apr 16, 2011 TBR  4  MIN  3        W:Juan Cruz (1-0), L: Joe Nathan (0-1), S: none
Fri, Apr 15, 2011 TBR  5  MIN  2        W:Wade Davis (1-2), L: Nick Blackburn (1-2), S: Kyle Farnsworth (3)
Thu, Apr 14, 2011 TBR  4  MIN  3 (10)   W:Kyle Farnsworth (1-0), L: Matt Capps (1-1), S: none

Thu, Aug 05, 2010 MIN  8 @TBR  6        W:Matt Capps (4-3), L: Joaquin Benoit (0-1), S: none
Wed, Aug 04, 2010 MIN  2 @TBR  1 (13)   W:Matt Guerrier (2-6), L: Lance Cormier (3-3), S: none
Tue, Aug 03, 2010 TBR  6  MIN  4        W:Jeff Niemann (10-3), L: Matt Guerrier (1-6), S: Rafael Soriano (31)
Season Series: 2011 - TBR over 6-1; 2010 - TBR won 5-3; 2009 - Tied 3-3; All-Time - MIN leads 57-50

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 (4.25 RS/G) vs. Twins Pitchers (4.71 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 52.Duensing*
G/S/vB
31.Burnett
G/S/vB
55.Capps
G/S/vB
54.Dumatrait*
G/S/vB
50.Mijares*
G/S/vB
36.Nathan
G/S/vB
15.Perkins*
G/S/vB
51.Swarzak
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
15.Brignac* G/S/vP ··· ··· 3/.666 ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 178/148 .187/.233/.217/.450 .427/.454 .374 54/.535 2/0 1/6
22.Damon* G/S/vP 7/.334 1/2.000 4/1.833 ··· 4/1.000 3/.000 6/.666 6/.334 340/246 .284/.328/.435/.764 .710/.784 .847 100/.834 7/4 9/0
5.Fuld* G/S/vP 4/1.000 ··· 3/.666 1/2.000 2/.500 1/.000 1/.000 3/.000 251/192 .236/.293/.354/.647 .489/.693 .693 30/.862 16/8 3/3
28.Jaso* G/S/vP ··· ··· 2/.500 ··· ··· 2/.000 2/1.500 2/2.500 190/168 .231/.300/.353/.653 .599/.657 .667 59/.685 1/1 3/2
9.Johnson# G/S/vP 3/1.667 ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 1/.000 1/.000 2/.000 112/63 .214/.278/.367/.645 .707/.604 .551 37/.503 4/5 3/0
20.Joyce* G/S/vP 2/.000 ··· 2/1.000 ··· 3/.666 4/.750 4/1.500 3/.666 284/237 .300/.359/.526/.885 .718/.918 .877 74/.518 4/0 11/0
11.Kotchman* G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 2/.000 ··· 2/.000 4/.833 2/.000 3/1.334 244/195 .335/.393/.457/.850 .633/.909 .825 100/.863 1/2 3/0
3.Longoria G/S/vP 4/.500 1/.000 3/2.333 ··· 2/.000 1/.000 1/5.000 ··· 226/178 .245/.336/.474/.811 .692/.842 .971 91/.844 1/1 10/6
1.Rodriguez G/S/vP 8/1.667 2/1.000 3/.333 ··· 1/.000 1/.000 3/3.167 4/.500 181/111 .220/.307/.403/.710 1.014/.521 .645 42/.722 5/2 3/6
16.Ruggiano G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 72/47 .299/.324/.522/.846 .798/.872 .858 53/.837 1/1 4/0
10.Shoppach G/S/vP 6/.167 ··· 2/.000 ··· 5/.200 3/.000 5/1.000 2/.000 132/63 .172/.265/.293/.558 .683/.423 .555 36/.725 0/0 4/2
2.Upton G/S/vP 6/.666 1/.000 3/.000 ··· 2/2.000 3/.667 5/.900 3/1.167 327/247 .229/.315/.399/.714 .859/.671 .807 101/.726 20/5 12/2
18.Zobrist# G/S/vP 3/.333 ··· 1/.000 ··· 3/1.667 5/3.050 3/2.000 3/2.334 358/259 .256/.342/.455/.797 .843/.786 .863 107/.776 7/1 9/5
IP 86.1 23.2 35.0 13.2 18.2 19.1 30.0 32.0 TOTAL .245/.312/.398/.710 .724/.705 .741 .734 70/31 79/40
ERA-K/9 4.69/6.4 5.32/6.8 4.63/5.4 5.27/3.3 5.30/5.3 6.52/8.9 1.80/9.6 3.94/3.1 4.32/6.1

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Jaso (37-7-4)
 Shoppach (10-11-0)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 380/.287 104/.264 145/.259 59/.174 94/.284 87/.240 120/.257 141/.273 .267  Joyce
 Fuld
 Upton
 Ruggiano
 Rodriguez
 Johnson
 Damon
 Zobrist
10/0/68/5
57/4/3/3
0/80/0/3
17/2/2/1
2/0/0/0
1/1/0/0
14/0/0/0
0/0/23/0
OPS .775 .725 .694 .711 .807 .792 .639 .728 .747
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 97/.531 38/.905 79/.796 25/.526 46/.774 46/.567 47/.532 75/.585 .732
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 283/.860 66/.624 66/.567 34/.864 48/.833 41/1.047 73/.712 66/.886 .759
Home 177/.813 53/.741 73/.607 14/.830 33/1.185 36/.429 67/.666 103/.683
Last 28d days 91/.770 27/.502 39/.844 30/1.013 22/1.066 13/.385 31/.700 53/.836
HR/SB/CS 7/5/1 1/4/0 5/1/0 3/1/1 0/1/3 4/3/0 0/2/1 4/0/0 78/50/21
Usage ·····X·· ·····X·o oX··oXo· oo····X· ······Xo o·o··X·· ooo·oo·X X·····X·
Twins Batters (3.77 RS/G) vs. Rays Pitchers (3.82 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 14.Price*
G/S/vB
37.Cruz
G/S/vB
43.Farnsworth
G/S/vB
74.Howell*
G/S/vB
62.Peralta
G/S/vB
27.Ramos*
G/S/vB
36.Russell
G/S/vB
21.Sonnanstine
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
41.Butera G/S/vP 3/.666 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 132/101 .177/.214/.266/.480 .769/.391 .482 18/.918 0/0 1/3
12.Casilla# G/S/vP 5/.400 1/.000 3/1.000 2/.500 3/.666 1/.000 ··· 4/.000 265/183 .244/.312/.346/.658 .614/.684 .811 94/.636 12/3 2/9
5.Cuddyer G/S/vP 9/.000 5/1.800 12/.969 6/1.000 8/.250 1/.000 2/.000 ··· 319/227 .289/.357/.460/.817 1.206/.670 .885 92/1.055 7/1 11/5
38.Hughes G/S/vP ··· 2/.500 ··· ··· 2/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· 170/109 .242/.296/.318/.614 .728/.552 .585 83/.598 1/2 2/3
7.Mauer* G/S/vP 11/.830 3/.333 10/.929 4/.000 6/.500 ··· ··· 4/2.417 94/53 .244/.298/.291/.589 .567/.603 .654 56/.611 0/0 0/0
18.Repko G/S/vP 3/1.500 1/.000 3/.666 ··· ··· ··· 1/2.000 ··· 81/50 .230/.278/.243/.522 .724/.398 .712 37/.639 6/1 0/1
11.Revere* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 157/103 .272/.314/.313/.627 .588/.647 .600 101/.643 10/3 0/3
32.Rivera G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 75/52 .174/.240/.261/.501 .642/.439 .404 26/.235 0/0 1/0
25.Thome* G/S/vP ··· 2/.500 5/2.100 7/.929 10/1.944 1/.000 ··· 12/.916 113/86 .239/.372/.478/.850 1.243/.732 .993 19/.993 0/0 6/
20.Tolbert# G/S/vP 1/.000 2/.000 2/1.000 1/.000 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 141/110 .186/.239/.279/.518 .412/.548 .496 39/.318 1/0 0/3
19.Valencia G/S/vP 6/2.000 1/no AB 1/2.000 ··· 2/.000 ··· 2/.500 ··· 318/235 .229/.280/.377/.657 .970/.547 .654 84/.762 2/4 9/9
IP 118.0 30.2 34.2 11.2 37.2 25.1 29.1 34.2 TOTAL .244/.303/.353/.656 .709/.633 .686 .666 47/18 50/59
ERA-K/9 3.43/8.8 2.93/8.5 2.08/6.0 10.03/6.9 3.82/7.4 3.91/6.0 2.45/3.4 5.71/2.6 3.59/6.6

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Butera (18-11-2)
 Mauer (16-2-0)
 Rivera (11-8-1)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 475/.230 121/.150 133/.216 56/.313 149/.209 112/.245 127/.248 147/.288 .236  Cuddyer
 Revere
 Repko
0/0/46/3
6/25/4/2
16/3/10/2
OPS .636 .478 .570 .900 .658 .704 .698 .910 .688
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 102/.470 50/.490 56/.728 24/.683 67/.585 58/.721 39/.542 74/1.046 .671
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 373/.681 71/.468 77/.468 32/1.084 82/.719 54/.685 88/.757 73/.777 .700
Road 230/.685 64/.583 77/.601 31/.867 91/.938 57/.744 50/.709 94/.952
Last 28d days 112/.686 31/.268 55/.722 34/.857 39/.740 35/.947 31/.573 12/1.000
HR/SB/CS 9/8/3 0/5/2 2/1/1 3/0/0 4/3/0 3/3/0 1/5/1 10/1/2 79/47/18
Usage ·····X·· ·X··X··X Xo···X·o ·oX·o··o ·Xo··o·o ·oo···oo ··o···Xo ······o·

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.