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Game Preview: TBR @ MIN, 1:10pm, Wednesday, July 6, 2011 @Target Field

Rays, 47-39, 47-39 3rd, 5 GB

SP: Wade Davis (25, RHP, 7-6, 4.20)

2011 Gamelogs / 2011 Splits / vs. MIN Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2011 (7-6) 98.2 104 48 46 35 46 13 4.20
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 41.2 50 26 24 9 20 7 5.18 45
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
2011-05-24 @DET ND 6.0 8 5 4 2 4 2 109 40
Last 5 v.MIN 2-0 24.0 29 13 13 6 9 4 4.88 45
2011-04-27 @MIN W 6.2 7 2 2 3 5 0 107 54
2011-04-15 MIN W 7.0 4 1 1 2 1 0 100 64
2010-08-05 MIN ND 6.0 10 6 6 1 2 1 81 29
2010-07-03 @MIN ND 4.1 8 4 4 0 1 3 73 32
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   21-21   Road:   26-18   ExtrInn: 4-2 
 vsRHP:  34-29   vsLHP:  13-10   1-Run:  13-8 
 vsEast: 15-12   vsCntrl:14-12   vsWest:  6-9  IL:12-6 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 86 Tue, Jul  5  @MIN  L   2-3       47-39  3rd  5.0 gb
 85 Mon, Jul  4  @MIN  L   0-7       47-38  3rd  4.0 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
 Last 10: 5-5    Last 20:12-8    Last 30:18-12
Twins, 38-46, 38-46 4th, 7 GB, 6½ GB in WC

SP: Francisco Liriano (27, LHP, 5-7, 4.76)

2011 Gamelogs / 2011 Splits / vs. TBR Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2011 (5-7) 79.1 64 44 42 41 68 8 4.76
2010 (14-10) 191.2 184 77 77 58 201 9 3.62
2009 (5-13) 136.2 147 93 88 65 122 21 5.80
Last 7 GS 3-2 43.2 34 16 14 14 47 3 2.89 60
2011-07-01 MIL W 7.0 4 2 2 2 7 1 104 66
2011-06-25 @MIL L 3.2 8 6 5 2 3 1 86 24
2011-06-19 SDP ND 7.0 8 3 3 2 8 0 100 55
2011-06-12 TEX W 8.0 2 1 1 0 9 0 97 83
2011-06-07 @CLE L 5.0 3 1 0 3 7 0 81 63
2011-05-22 @ARI ND 6.0 6 2 2 4 4 1 102 52
2011-05-17 @SEA W 7.0 3 1 1 1 9 0 110 75
Last 5 v.TBR 1-2 27.2 29 15 15 14 27 1 4.88 49
2011-04-27 TBR L 3.0 6 7 7 4 4 0 83 19
2010-07-03 TBR ND 7.0 4 1 1 1 10 0 103 74
2009-05-30 @TBR L 4.0 7 4 4 3 3 1 93 32
2009-04-28 TBR ND 6.2 7 2 2 2 3 0 96 53
2008-09-21 @TBR W 7.0 5 1 1 4 7 0 110 66
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   20-18   Road:   18-28   ExtrInn: 5-4 
 vsRHP:  24-33   vsLHP:  14-13   1-Run:  18-19
 vsEast:  8-18   vsCntrl:13-10   vsWest:  9-8  IL: 8-10

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 84 Tue, Jul  5   TBR  W   3-2       38-46  4th  7.0 gb
 83 Mon, Jul  4   TBR  W   7-0       37-46  4th  8.0 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
 Last 10: 6-4    Last 20:13-7    Last 30:21-9 
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Tue, Jul 05, 2011 MIN  3  TBR  2        W:Scott Baker (7-5), L: James Shields (8-6), S: Glen Perkins (2)
Mon, Jul 04, 2011 MIN  7  TBR  0        W:Brian Duensing (6-7), L: David Price (8-7), S: none
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
Season Series: 2011 - TBR over 6-3; 2010 - TBR won 5-3; 2009 - Tied 3-3; All-Time - MIN leads 59-50

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 (4.17 RS/G) vs. Twins Pitchers (4.62 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 47.Liriano*
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 2/.500 ··· 3/.666 ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 178/148 .187/.233/.217/.450 .427/.454 .374 46/.502 2/0 1/6
22.Damon* G/S/vP 8/.804 1/2.000 4/1.833 ··· 4/1.000 4/.000 7/.572 6/.334 349/250 .279/.323/.426/.749 .693/.771 .816 99/.743 7/4 9/0
5.Fuld* G/S/vP 3/1.667 ··· 4/.500 2/2.000 2/.500 1/.000 1/.000 3/.000 255/195 .237/.296/.353/.650 .516/.690 .698 34/.860 16/8 3/3
28.Jaso* G/S/vP ··· ··· 2/.500 ··· ··· 2/.000 2/1.500 2/2.500 192/170 .229/.297/.349/.645 .599/.649 .652 56/.599 1/1 3/2
9.Johnson# G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 1/.000 1/.000 2/.000 118/66 .204/.272/.350/.621 .688/.575 .521 43/.458 4/5 3/1
20.Joyce* G/S/vP ··· ··· 2/1.000 1/.000 3/.666 5/.600 4/1.500 3/.666 291/240 .293/.354/.514/.867 .688/.906 .840 72/.503 4/0 11/1
11.Kotchman* G/S/vP 4/.500 1/.000 3/.666 1/.000 2/.000 4/.833 2/.000 3/1.334 252/198 .336/.393/.454/.847 .648/.905 .820 100/.852 1/2 3/0
3.Longoria G/S/vP 11/.637 1/.000 3/2.333 1/.000 2/.000 2/.000 1/5.000 ··· 234/181 .235/.325/.456/.781 .620/.827 .904 98/.759 1/1 10/6
1.Rodriguez G/S/vP 5/1.100 2/1.000 4/.250 1/.000 1/.000 1/.000 3/3.167 4/.500 187/112 .224/.308/.400/.708 .998/.516 .646 44/.766 5/2 3/6
16.Ruggiano G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 76/47 .282/.307/.493/.800 .683/.872 .787 49/.760 1/1 4/0
10.Shoppach G/S/vP 19/.583 ··· 3/.333 ··· 5/.200 3/.000 5/1.000 2/.000 137/64 .168/.270/.286/.556 .662/.435 .552 38/.761 0/0 4/2
2.Upton G/S/vP 15/1.005 1/.000 4/1.250 1/.000 2/2.000 3/.667 5/.900 3/1.167 335/250 .234/.319/.410/.730 .847/.692 .832 100/.769 20/6 13/2
18.Zobrist# G/S/vP 10/.744 ··· 1/.000 ··· 3/1.667 6/2.833 3/2.000 3/2.334 362/263 .263/.346/.462/.808 .843/.802 .882 101/.815 8/1 9/5
IP 79.1 24.0 35.2 15.1 18.2 20.1 30.1 32.0 TOTAL .244/.311/.395/.706 .711/.704 .732 .715 71/32 80/42
ERA-K/9 4.76/7.7 5.25/6.8 4.79/5.3 4.70/3.5 5.30/5.3 6.20/8.9 1.78/9.5 3.94/3.1 4.23/6.1

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

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 336/.221 105/.261 150/.266 65/.173 94/.284 91/.241 121/.255 141/.273 .266  Joyce
 Fuld
 Upton
 Ruggiano
 Rodriguez
 Johnson
 Damon
 Zobrist
10/0/70/5
58/4/3/3
0/82/0/3
18/2/2/1
2/0/0/0
1/1/0/0
14/0/0/0
0/0/23/0
OPS .667 .718 .729 .670 .807 .778 .633 .728 .742
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 73/.538 39/.879 81/.802 28/.542 46/.774 49/.573 48/.521 75/.585 .727
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 263/.703 66/.624 69/.640 37/.779 48/.833 42/1.020 73/.712 66/.886 .754
Home 141/.649 54/.726 78/.678 20/.674 33/1.185 40/.436 68/.655 103/.683
Last 28d days 103/.577 28/.484 39/.882 28/.988 19/1.260 17/.412 32/.677 53/.836
HR/SB/CS 8/7/4 1/4/0 6/1/0 3/1/1 0/1/3 4/4/0 0/2/1 4/0/0 79/51/22
Usage ····X··· o······X X·oX··oX X·oo···· ········ o·o·o··X o·ooo·oo ··X·····
Twins Batters (3.80 RS/G) vs. Rays Pitchers (3.85 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 40.Davis
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 8/.536 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 132/101 .177/.214/.266/.480 .769/.391 .482 14/.967 0/0 1/3
12.Casilla# G/S/vP 8/.875 1/.000 3/1.000 3/.333 3/.666 2/.000 ··· 4/.000 273/186 .241/.310/.344/.654 .576/.698 .792 93/.670 12/3 2/9
5.Cuddyer G/S/vP 11/.364 5/1.800 12/.969 6/1.000 8/.250 1/.000 3/.333 ··· 326/231 .291/.362/.469/.831 1.224/.679 .914 91/1.194 7/1 12/5
38.Hughes G/S/vP 3/2.000 2/.500 ··· ··· 2/.000 ··· 2/.000 ··· 174/110 .236/.289/.311/.600 .692/.547 .560 80/.542 1/2 2/3
7.Mauer* G/S/vP 6/2.033 3/.333 10/.929 5/.000 6/.500 1/no AB ··· 4/2.417 102/56 .226/.284/.269/.553 .529/.570 .586 64/.552 0/0 0/0
18.Repko G/S/vP 4/1.250 1/.000 3/.666 ··· 1/.000 ··· 2/2.000 ··· 88/54 .235/.279/.247/.526 .718/.406 .689 44/.628 6/1 0/1
11.Revere* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 165/106 .271/.311/.310/.621 .535/.667 .589 100/.607 10/3 0/3
32.Rivera G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 75/52 .174/.240/.261/.501 .642/.439 .404 24/.255 0/0 1/0
25.Thome* G/S/vP 5/2.600 2/.500 5/2.100 7/.929 10/1.944 1/.000 ··· 12/.916 116/89 .234/.371/.468/.839 1.243/.721 .964 22/.919 0/0 6/
20.Tolbert# G/S/vP 6/.500 2/.000 2/1.000 1/.000 1/.000 2/.000 1/.000 1/.000 145/111 .182/.239/.273/.512 .409/.542 .482 36/.319 1/0 0/3
19.Valencia G/S/vP 9/.333 1/no AB 1/2.000 ··· 2/.000 ··· 3/2.667 ··· 325/239 .237/.286/.395/.681 .995/.568 .708 86/.826 2/4 10/10
IP 98.2 30.2 34.2 12.2 38.2 26.2 30.0 34.2 TOTAL .243/.302/.353/.656 .703/.635 .685 .681 47/18 52/61
ERA-K/9 4.20/4.2 2.93/8.5 2.08/6.0 9.24/7.1 3.72/7.2 4.05/5.7 3.00/3.3 5.71/2.6 3.62/6.6

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Butera (18-11-2)
 Mauer (17-3-0)
 Rivera (11-8-1)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 432/.270 121/.150 133/.216 59/.294 152/.204 117/.235 132/.257 147/.288 .236  Cuddyer
 Repko
 Revere
0/0/47/3
17/3/11/2
6/27/4/2
OPS .783 .478 .570 .850 .644 .683 .739 .910 .688
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 190/.724 50/.490 56/.728 26/.629 69/.567 60/.719 40/.527 74/1.046 .666
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 242/.829 71/.468 77/.468 33/1.046 83/.710 57/.646 92/.821 73/.777 .703
Road 223/.777 64/.583 77/.601 34/.782 94/.905 62/.700 55/.811 94/.952
Last 28d days 107/.699 28/.298 48/.801 35/.830 36/.804 39/.788 36/.751 12/1.000
HR/SB/CS 13/1/3 0/5/2 2/1/1 3/0/0 4/3/0 3/3/0 2/5/1 10/1/2 81/47/18
Usage ····X··· ···X··X· ··Xo···X o··oX·o· X··Xo··o ·o·oo··· ·o··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.