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Game Preview: KCR @ NYY, 7:05pm, Wednesday, May 11, 2011 @Yankee Stadium III

Royals, 18-17, 18-17 2nd, 5½ GB, 2 GB in WC

SP: Vin Mazzaro (24, RHP, 0-0, undef)

2011 Gamelogs / 2011 Splits / vs. NYY Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2010 (6-8) 122.1 127 70 58 50 79 19 4.27
2009 (4-9) 91.1 120 61 54 39 59 12 5.32
Last 7 GS 0-5 39.2 40 27 21 19 26 7 4.76 46
2010-09-05 LAA L 4.1 6 5 5 3 0 2 85 28
2010-08-31 @NYY L 3.2 7 9 7 3 3 3 102 15
2010-08-26 @CLE L 6.1 7 3 3 2 5 1 97 50
2010-08-20 TBR ND 6.1 3 3 1 4 5 0 105 60
2010-08-15 @MIN L 6.0 7 2 1 3 3 0 101 52
2010-08-09 @SEA L 7.0 5 3 3 2 5 0 113 58
2010-08-03 KCR ND 6.0 5 2 1 2 5 1 104 59
Last 5 v.NYY 0-2 13.0 22 17 14 10 12 4 9.69 29
2010-08-31 @NYY L 3.2 7 9 7 3 3 3 102 15
2009-08-18 NYY ND 5.0 7 2 1 3 2 0 103 46
2009-07-23 @NYY L 4.1 8 6 6 4 7 1 103 26
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   15-8    Road:    3-9    ExtrInn: 3-3 
 vsRHP:  13-12   vsLHP:   5-5    1-Run:   9-5 
 vsEast:  2-2    vsCntrl: 9-8    vsWest:  7-7  IL: 0-0 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 35 Tue, May 10  @NYY  L   1-3       18-17  2nd  5.5 gb
 34 Sun, May  8   OAK  L   2-5       18-16  2nd  4.5 gb
 33 Sat, May  7   OAK  W   4-3       18-15  2nd  4.5 gb
 32 Fri, May  6   OAK  L   2-3       17-15  2nd  4.5 gb
 31 Thu, May  5   BAL  W   9-1       17-14  2nd  4.5 gb
 30 Wed, May  4   BAL  L   2-3       16-14  2nd  4.5 gb
 29 Tue, May  3   BAL  W   6-5 (10)  16-13  2nd  4.5 gb
 28 Sun, May  1   MIN  W  10-3       15-13  2nd  4.5 gb
 27 Sat, Apr 30   MIN  W  11-2       14-13  2nd  4.5 gb
 26 Fri, Apr 29   MIN  W   4-3       13-13  2nd  4.5 gb
 Last 10: 6-4    Last 20: 8-12   Last 30:14-16
Yankees, 20-13, 20-13 1st, 1 up

SP: A.J. Burnett (34, RHP, 4-2, 3.71)

2011 Gamelogs / 2011 Splits / vs. KCR Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2011 (4-2) 43.2 38 22 18 13 33 5 3.71
2010 (10-15) 186.2 204 118 109 78 145 25 5.26
2009 (13-9) 207.0 193 99 93 97 195 25 4.04
Last 7 GS 4-2 43.2 38 22 18 13 33 5 3.71 54
2011-05-05 @DET L 7.0 3 5 2 1 5 0 113 61
2011-04-30 TOR W 6.0 9 4 4 0 4 1 82 42
2011-04-25 CHW L 8.0 3 1 1 2 2 0 108 72
2011-04-19 @TOR ND 5.1 6 3 2 5 6 1 105 47
2011-04-13 BAL W 6.1 7 4 4 2 5 2 112 46
2011-04-07 MIN W 6.0 5 2 2 2 5 0 99 57
2011-04-02 DET W 5.0 5 3 3 1 6 1 86 50
Last 5 v.KCR 2-2 34.0 22 9 6 13 28 1 1.59 64
2010-08-15 @KCR L 8.0 4 1 1 3 6 0 103 73
2010-07-23 KCR W 5.0 4 0 0 1 3 0 58 61
2009-09-29 KCR ND 6.1 3 2 1 3 8 0 108 66
2008-04-25 @KCR L 7.1 8 5 3 3 6 0 102 49
2007-08-12 @KCR W 7.1 3 1 1 3 5 1 90 70
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   13-6    Road:    7-7    ExtrInn: 2-2 
 vsRHP:  15-9    vsLHP:   5-4    1-Run:   5-3 
 vsEast:  8-4    vsCntrl: 8-7    vsWest:  4-2  IL: 0-0 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 33 Tue, May 10   KCR  W   3-1       20-13  1st  1.0 up
 32 Sun, May  8  @TEX  W  12-5       19-13  1st    Tied
 31 Sat, May  7  @TEX  L   5-7       18-13  1st    Tied
 30 Fri, May  6  @TEX  W   4-1       18-12  1st  1.0 up
 29 Thu, May  5  @DET  L   3-6       17-12  1st  1.0 up
 28 Wed, May  4  @DET  L   0-4       17-11  1st  2.0 up
 27 Tue, May  3  @DET  L   2-4       17-10  1st  2.0 up
 26 Mon, May  2  @DET  W   5-3       17-9   1st  3.0 up
 25 Sun, May  1   TOR  W   5-2       16-9   1st  2.5 up
 24 Sat, Apr 30   TOR  W   5-4       15-9   1st  1.5 up
 Last 10: 6-4    Last 20:12-8    Last 30:18-12
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Tue, May 10, 2011 NYY  3  KCR  1        W:Freddy Garcia (2-2), L: Kyle Davies (1-5), S: Mariano Rivera (13)

Sun, Aug 15, 2010 KCR  1  NYY  0        W:Bryan Bullington (1-2), L: A.J. Burnett (9-10), S: Joakim Soria (33)
Sat, Aug 14, 2010 NYY  8 @KCR  3        W:Phil Hughes (14-5), L: Sean O'Sullivan (1-4), S: none
Fri, Aug 13, 2010 KCR  4  NYY  3        W:Kyle Davies (6-7), L: Dustin Moseley (2-2), S: Joakim Soria (32)
Thu, Aug 12, 2010 NYY  4 @KCR  3        W:CC Sabathia (15-5), L: Bruce Chen (7-6), S: David Robertson (1)
Sun, Jul 25, 2010 NYY 12  KCR  6        W:Phil Hughes (12-3), L: Sean O'Sullivan (1-1), S: none
Sat, Jul 24, 2010 KCR  7 @NYY  4        W:Kyle Davies (5-6), L: Sergio Mitre (0-2), S: Joakim Soria (27)
Fri, Jul 23, 2010 NYY  7  KCR  1        W:A.J. Burnett (8-8), L: Brian Bannister (7-9), S: none
Thu, Jul 22, 2010 NYY 10  KCR  4        W:CC Sabathia (13-3), L: Bruce Chen (5-4), S: none
Wed, Sep 30, 2009 KCR  4 @NYY  3        W:Jamey Wright (3-5), L: Damaso Marte (1-3), S: Joakim Soria (30)
Season Series: 2011 - NYY over 1-0; 2010 - NYY won 5-3; 2009 - NYY won 4-2; All-Time - NYY leads 262-177

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
Royals Batters (4.89 RS/G) vs. Yankees Pitchers (4.03 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 34.Burnett
G/S/vB
41.Carlyle
G/S/vB
62.Chamberlain
G/S/vB
48.Logan*
G/S/vB
42.Rivera
G/S/vB
30.Robertson
G/S/vB
29.Soriano
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
13.Aviles G/S/vP 5/.200 ··· 6/.000 4/.500 5/.000 3/.000 1/.000 108/72 .265/.299/.531/.830 1.131/.686 .979 71/.929 8/1 5/4
24.Betemit# G/S/vP 21/.715 ··· 2/.000 2/.000 2/.500 1/2.000 ··· 107/81 .309/.364/.457/.822 .896/.798 .931 72/.736 3/0 1/4
16.Butler G/S/vP 15/.534 ··· 7/.429 2/2.500 2/1.000 1/.000 2/2.000 146/107 .285/.390/.431/.821 .894/.796 .652 95/.713 1/1 3/0
53.Cabrera# G/S/vP 16/.250 ··· 1/.000 5/1.200 ··· ··· 2/.000 155/102 .282/.303/.456/.760 .592/.848 .758 98/.790 3/0 4/1
1.Dyson* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 20/17 .188/.316/.188/.503 .000/.567 .222 19/.503 8/0 0/0
2.Escobar G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 137/103 .233/.259/.279/.538 .524/.543 .556 87/.543 5/3 0/2
21.Francoeur G/S/vP 9/.111 ··· 4/1.250 4/.750 3/2.000 2/.000 2/.000 146/109 .308/.349/.579/.928 1.229/.825 .949 94/1.031 4/0 8/1
17.Getz* G/S/vP 3/1.334 ··· 1/no AB ··· 1/.000 2/.000 ··· 127/88 .229/.314/.286/.600 .619/.591 .702 80/.502 7/1 0/3
4.Gordon* G/S/vP 17/.568 ··· 4/1.000 12/.000 6/.000 1/.000 ··· 154/104 .300/.357/.486/.843 .880/.825 .601 99/.809 3/1 3/1
12.Maier* G/S/vP 6/.333 ··· 3/.500 2/.000 1/2.000 2/.000 2/2.000 14/10 .400/.571/.700/1.271 .500/1.475 .000 13/1.393 0/0 0/0
27.Pena# G/S/vP 3/.000 ··· 6/.666 ··· 1/.000 1/.000 1/.000 59/38 .220/.305/.340/.645 .722/.602 .691 39/.605 0/0 1/1
15.Treanor G/S/vP 2/2.000 3/.000 ··· 1/no AB ··· 1/no AB 2/.000 79/63 .222/.372/.333/.705 .938/.649 .583 50/.738 1/1 2/2
IP 43.2 4.1 17.0 8.1 16.2 13.1 14.0 TOTAL .266/.333/.419/.752 .798/.734 .720 .749 44/8 29/24
ERA-K/9 3.71/6.8 0.00/6.3 3.18/8.5 5.40/4.3 1.62/7.5 1.35/12.2 5.79/5.8 3.62/7.0

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Pena (11-6-1)
 Treanor (9-8-0)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 183/.236 15/.077 64/.200 40/.286 60/.207 60/.231 64/.278 .250  Gordon
 Francoeur
 Cabrera
 Maier
 Dyson
32/0/0/5
0/0/34/4
6/29/1/4
2/2/2/0
0/9/0/0
OPS .715 .277 .550 .788 .509 .603 .742 .688
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 80/.732 3/.000 28/.410 26/1.031 24/.458 23/.399 26/1.077 .735
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 103/.702 12/.350 36/.650 14/.368 36/.544 37/.739 38/.528 .658
Home 127/.747 6/.533 36/.400 19/.734 41/.341 27/.608 51/.807
Last 28d days 109/.653 15/.277 40/.482 25/.641 42/.636 42/.667 43/.835
HR/SB/CS 5/4/1 0/0/1 1/2/0 1/0/0 0/0/0 0/4/0 1/2/0 26/25/7
Usage ·····X·· ······o· o·Xo···· ···o·X·· X···o··· X··X···X ··o·o···
Yankees Batters (5.24 RS/G) vs. Royals Pitchers (4.57 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 32.Mazzaro
G/S/vB
41.Jeffress
G/S/vB
48.Soria
G/S/vB
38.Wood
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
24.Cano* G/S/vP 7/.453 ··· 8/.000 2/.000 135/93 .289/.311/.547/.858 .862/.856 .925 93/.830 2/0 8/1
17.Cervelli G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/2.000 ··· 11/11 .200/.200/.500/.700 /.700 .000 11/.700 0/0 1/0
11.Gardner* G/S/vP 5/.933 ··· 1/.000 2/.000 110/93 .239/.346/.413/.759 .579/.793 .798 69/.906 5/4 3/1
14.Granderson* G/S/vP 2/2.500 ··· 13/.481 1/no AB 133/96 .274/.348/.624/.972 1.121/.914 .760 97/1.103 2/1 11/1
2.Jeter G/S/vP 9/.730 ··· 4/1.750 2/.500 140/101 .283/.336/.354/.690 .881/.619 .602 96/.737 2/2 2/1
18.Jones G/S/vP ··· ··· 2/1.000 2/2.500 33/6 .226/.273/.355/.628 .644/.533 .924 28/.442 0/0 1/1
55.Martin G/S/vP 2/1.000 ··· ··· ··· 109/82 .255/.358/.500/.858 .564/.954 .688 73/.803 2/0 6/3
26.Nunez G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· 15/14 .357/.400/.500/.900 .000/.967 1.350 14/.967 3/1 0/5
19.Pena# G/S/vP 2/1.000 ··· 1/.000 1/.000 / /// / / / /
20.Posada# G/S/vP 8/1.500 ··· 3/1.666 1/.000 116/86 .147/.250/.343/.593 .200/.716 .702 81/.506 0/1 6/
13.Rodriguez G/S/vP 6/1.000 ··· 5/1.200 3/1.667 122/89 .262/.361/.476/.836 .633/.905 .851 84/.643 0/1 5/1
33.Swisher# G/S/vP 4/1.750 ··· 3/.666 4/1.250 134/98 .218/.336/.300/.636 .911/.533 .667 92/.668 1/1 2/0
25.Teixeira# G/S/vP 9/1.931 ··· 4/.000 3/2.000 140/99 .263/.393/.570/.963 1.047/.938 1.000 96/.983 0/0 9/2
IP 13.1 13.2 13.0 TOTAL .252/.338/.457/.795 .781/.800 .777 .788 17/11 54/22
ERA-K/9 /0.0 2.70/8.8 3.95/5.9 3.46/9.0 4.21/5.9

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Cervelli (10-2-0)
 Martin (14-4-0)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA / 53/.159 58/.235 56/.250 .268  Swisher
 Granderson
 Jones
 Gardner
 Nunez
0/0/31/4
0/33/0/1
8/0/3/0
31/1/0/0
1/0/0/0
OPS .538 .641 .650 .765
vs LHB (BF-OPS) / 27/.727 30/.636 30/.741 .800
vs RHB (BF-OPS) / 26/.361 28/.646 26/.549 .736
Road / 18/.528 9/.722 18/.922
Last 28d days / 37/.524 30/.533 56/.650
HR/SB/CS // 1/0/2 1/0/1 1/1/2 40/20/14
Usage ·····X·X ···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.