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Game Preview: TBR @ NYY, 7:05pm, Thursday, July 7, 2011 @Yankee Stadium III

Rays, 48-39, 48-39 3rd, 4 GB, 3½ GB in WC

SP: Jeff Niemann (28, RHP, 3-4, 5.05)

2011 Gamelogs / 2011 Splits / vs. NYY Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2011 (3-4) 46.1 56 29 26 12 29 6 5.05
2010 (12-8) 174.1 159 86 85 61 131 25 4.39
2009 (13-6) 180.2 185 84 79 59 125 17 3.94
Last 7 GS 3-2 37.2 42 19 18 9 24 3 4.30 49
2011-07-02 STL W 6.0 9 1 1 2 5 1 98 53
2011-06-26 @HOU ND 3.0 7 5 5 0 2 0 66 27
2011-06-20 @MIL W 6.0 4 0 0 3 5 0 85 66
2011-05-04 TOR L 4.0 6 3 3 0 0 1 62 38
2011-04-28 @MIN W 7.0 2 1 1 1 2 0 84 70
2011-04-21 CHW L 4.2 6 6 5 2 4 0 89 32
2011-04-16 MIN ND 7.0 8 3 3 1 6 1 108 54
Last 5 v.NYY 2-0 21.2 23 9 9 10 19 2 3.74 51
2010-07-17 @NYY W 6.1 6 4 4 4 6 2 108 47
2009-10-03 NYY W 5.0 6 2 2 1 5 0 87 51
2009-09-09 @NYY ND 7.0 8 1 1 1 8 0 110 64
2009-05-07 @NYY ND 3.1 3 2 2 4 0 0 78 42
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   21-21   Road:   27-18   ExtrInn: 4-2 
 vsRHP:  34-29   vsLHP:  14-10   1-Run:  13-8 
 vsEast: 15-12   vsCntrl:15-12   vsWest:  6-9  IL:12-6 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 87 Wed, Jul  6  @MIN  W  12-5       48-39  3rd  4.0 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
 Last 10: 5-5    Last 20:12-8    Last 30:19-11
Yankees, 51-34, 51-34 1st, ½ up

SP: Bartolo Colon (38, RHP, 6-3, 2.88)

2011 Gamelogs / 2011 Splits / vs. TBR Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2011 (6-3) 84.1 71 29 27 18 78 9 2.88
2009 (3-6) 62.1 69 42 29 21 38 13 4.19
2008 (4-2) 39.0 44 23 17 10 27 5 3.92
Last 7 GS 4-2 47.0 32 12 11 11 41 3 2.11 64
2011-07-02 @NYM W 6.0 5 0 0 0 6 0 80 68
2011-06-11 CLE W 6.2 2 0 0 1 6 0 83 75
2011-06-05 @LAA W 5.1 6 3 3 2 4 1 90 46
2011-05-30 @OAK W 9.0 4 0 0 0 6 0 103 85
2011-05-23 TOR L 6.0 7 6 6 4 8 1 102 38
2011-05-18 @BAL ND 8.0 3 0 0 1 7 0 87 82
2011-05-13 BOS L 6.0 5 3 2 3 4 1 103 53
Last 5 v.TBR 1-1 24.2 26 17 17 8 29 4 6.20 48
2009-04-17 @TBR ND 5.2 6 5 5 1 4 1 92 40
2007-07-18 @TBD L 5.0 5 3 3 4 7 0 107 48
2007-04-26 TBD W 7.0 4 2 2 1 11 1 102 71
2006-07-26 @TBD ND 1.0 4 4 4 0 1 2 24 30
2006-07-16 TBD ND 6.0 7 3 3 2 6 0 102 50
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   28-18   Road:   23-16   ExtrInn: 4-5 
 vsRHP:  34-26   vsLHP:  17-8    1-Run:   9-12
 vsEast: 13-12   vsCntrl:12-12   vsWest: 13-5  IL:13-5 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 85 Wed, Jul  6  @CLE  L   3-5       51-34  1st  0.5 up
 84 Tue, Jul  5  @CLE  W   9-2       51-33  1st  1.5 up
 83 Mon, Jul  4  @CLE  L   3-6       50-33  1st  1.5 up
 82 Sun, Jul  3  @NYM  L   2-3 (10)  50-32  1st  1.5 up
 81 Sat, Jul  2  @NYM  W   5-2       50-31  1st  2.5 up
 80 Fri, Jul  1  @NYM  W   5-1       49-31  1st  2.5 up
 79 Thu, Jun 30   MIL  W   5-0       48-31  1st  2.5 up
 78 Wed, Jun 29   MIL  W   5-2       47-31  1st  2.5 up
 77 Tue, Jun 28   MIL  W  12-2       46-31  1st  1.5 up
 76 Sun, Jun 26   COL  W   6-4       45-31  1st  0.5 up
 Last 10: 7-3    Last 20:14-6    Last 30:20-10
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Tue, May 17, 2011 NYY  6 @TBR  2        W:Ivan Nova (4-3), L: James Shields (4-2), S: none
Mon, May 16, 2011 TBR  6  NYY  5        W:Juan Cruz (2-0), L: A. J. Burnett (4-3), S: Kyle Farnsworth (8)

Thu, Sep 23, 2010 TBR 10 @NYY  3        W:David Price (18-6), L: CC Sabathia (20-7), S: none
Wed, Sep 22, 2010 TBR  7 @NYY  2        W:Jeremy Hellickson (4-0), L: A. J. Burnett (10-14), S: none
Tue, Sep 21, 2010 NYY  8  TBR  3        W:Phil Hughes (17-8), L: James Shields (13-13), S: Joba Chamberlain (3)
Mon, Sep 20, 2010 NYY  8  TBR  6        W:Chad Gaudin (1-4), L: Matt Garza (14-9), S: Mariano Rivera (32)
Wed, Sep 15, 2010 TBR  4  NYY  3        W:Chad Qualls (2-4), L: Phil Hughes (16-8), S: Rafael Soriano (43)
Tue, Sep 14, 2010 NYY  8 @TBR  7 (10)   W:David Robertson (3-4), L: Dan Wheeler (2-3), S: Mariano Rivera (30)
Mon, Sep 13, 2010 TBR  1  NYY  0 (11)   W:Grant Balfour (2-1), L: Sergio Mitre (0-3), S: none
Sun, Aug 01, 2010 TBR  3  NYY  0        W:James Shields (10-9), L: CC Sabathia (13-5), S: Rafael Soriano (30)
Season Series: 2011 - tied 1-1; 2010 - TBR won 10-8; 2009 - NYY won 11-7; All-Time - NYY leads 142-80

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 (4.26 RS/G) vs. Yankees Pitchers (3.82 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 40.Colon
G/S/vB
38.Ayala
G/S/vB
48.Logan*
G/S/vB
45.Mitre
G/S/vB
42.Rivera
G/S/vB
30.Robertson
G/S/vB
53.Wade
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
15.Brignac* G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 1/.000 1/5.000 2/.000 4/.000 ··· 178/148 .187/.233/.217/.450 .427/.454 .374 46/.502 2/0 1/6
22.Damon* G/S/vP 57/.950 1/.000 9/.730 7/.714 32/.422 1/.000 ··· 351/250 .279/.327/.426/.753 .707/.771 .823 101/.756 7/4 9/0
5.Fuld* G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 1/no AB ··· 1/.000 ··· 259/197 .243/.304/.357/.661 .554/.693 .719 38/.916 16/8 3/3
28.Jaso* G/S/vP ··· ··· 4/.250 ··· 1/.000 2/1.000 ··· 194/171 .226/.294/.345/.638 .570/.645 .637 58/.578 1/1 3/2
9.Johnson# G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 1/.000 1/.000 1/no AB ··· 123/68 .204/.269/.343/.612 .687/.557 .512 48/.451 4/5 3/1
20.Joyce* G/S/vP ··· ··· 2/.500 ··· 5/.000 1/.000 ··· 293/241 .291/.352/.510/.861 .673/.902 .827 74/.489 4/0 11/1
11.Kotchman* G/S/vP ··· 5/2.250 2/2.000 1/2.000 9/.750 3/1.667 1/.000 257/200 .343/.401/.464/.864 .673/.922 .852 105/.894 1/2 3/0
3.Longoria G/S/vP 3/1.000 1/.000 1/2.000 1/.000 12/.878 3/.000 ··· 240/183 .243/.329/.471/.801 .709/.829 .934 104/.804 1/1 11/6
1.Rodriguez G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/3.000 1/.000 2/.500 2/.000 ··· 192/114 .226/.316/.417/.732 .999/.555 .687 49/.856 5/2 4/6
16.Ruggiano G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· 2/.000 ··· ··· 79/47 .284/.308/.486/.794 .681/.872 .780 52/.754 1/1 4/0
10.Shoppach G/S/vP 6/.500 2/2.000 2/.000 1/.000 1/2.000 3/.000 2/.000 140/65 .174/.279/.314/.593 .737/.428 .608 41/.881 0/0 5/2
2.Upton G/S/vP 13/.490 1/no AB 3/.000 1/.000 11/.546 5/.400 ··· 341/252 .231/.318/.405/.722 .804/.695 .816 106/.744 20/6 13/2
18.Zobrist# G/S/vP 2/.000 ··· 2/.500 1/3.000 2/3.500 6/1.100 ··· 368/265 .265/.349/.461/.810 .849/.801 .883 107/.819 8/1 9/5
IP 84.1 27.0 21.0 35.1 33.0 34.1 9.0 TOTAL .246/.313/.398/.712 .724/.707 .741 .734 71/32 83/42
ERA-K/9 2.88/8.3 1.33/6.3 3.43/7.7 4.08/3.8 1.91/7.6 1.05/14.4 2.00/4.0 3.48/7.0

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Jaso (37-7-4)
 Shoppach (10-11-1)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 336/.227 112/.253 94/.220 151/.241 127/.240 148/.183 33/.219 .246  Joyce
 Upton
 Fuld
 Ruggiano
 Rodriguez
 Johnson
 Damon
 Zobrist
11/0/70/5
0/83/0/4
58/4/3/3
19/2/2/1
2/0/0/0
1/1/0/0
14/0/0/0
0/0/24/0
OPS .636 .645 .641 .697 .574 .510 .617 .685
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 168/.700 60/.590 61/.784 69/.743 54/.542 76/.430 19/.708 .698
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 168/.572 52/.710 33/.380 82/.658 73/.598 72/.597 14/.500 .674
Home 141/.646 57/.599 51/.541 58/.639 69/.336 73/.571 13/.154
Last 28d days 45/.382 36/.601 27/.483 41/.984 36/.564 41/.355 33/.617
HR/SB/CS 9/3/1 1/3/0 2/1/0 3/7/1 1/0/0 0/9/1 1/0/1 68/65/20
Usage ····X··· o··o·Xo· o··o·oo· X···X··· ···X·o·o ···X·o·X ··o·Xo··
Yankees Batters (5.27 RS/G) vs. Rays Pitchers (3.86 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 34.Niemann
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
24.Cano* G/S/vP 10/.500 4/2.000 3/.000 18/.853 4/.750 1/.000 ··· 23/.608 357/249 .295/.342/.517/.858 .970/.811 .819 108/.958 6/1 14/6
17.Cervelli G/S/vP 3/1.167 ··· 1/2.000 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 1/no AB 77/61 .214/.263/.286/.549 .450/.576 .666 35/.434 3/0 1/5
11.Gardner* G/S/vP 9/.730 1/.000 2/.000 3/1.000 1/.000 ··· ··· 6/.833 295/242 .267/.349/.400/.749 .632/.773 .813 98/.813 22/10 4/1
14.Granderson* G/S/vP 11/.282 4/.000 5/.000 4/1.750 5/.400 ··· 1/2.000 9/.347 371/263 .274/.366/.590/.956 .925/.968 .968 109/1.038 15/7 25/1
2.Jeter G/S/vP 10/1.378 6/.400 4/.833 20/.929 7/.572 ··· ··· 31/.790 307/228 .258/.322/.327/.650 .808/.597 .563 32/.615 7/2 2/4
18.Jones G/S/vP 5/.900 12/.750 19/1.171 ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 90/19 .210/.289/.383/.672 .763/.328 .966 19/.503 0/0 4/1
55.Martin G/S/vP ··· 12/.817 1/.000 ··· 2/1.000 2/.500 1/3.000 4/.833 258/185 .220/.322/.386/.707 .709/.706 .736 67/.491 7/1 10/6
26.Nunez G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 126/76 .278/.320/.435/.754 .920/.644 .590 66/.892 10/4 3/10
19.Pena# G/S/vP 2/2.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 6/.666 25/16 .091/.167/.227/.394 .250/.473 .705 25/.394 0/0 1/5
20.Posada# G/S/vP 5/1.400 2/2.000 2/.000 15/.277 5/.400 ··· ··· 15/.134 247/196 .236/.324/.412/.736 .391/.826 .841 70/.881 0/2 9/0
13.Rodriguez G/S/vP 7/.572 5/.933 ··· 17/.661 9/.111 1/.000 ··· 19/1.474 340/254 .299/.371/.492/.862 .729/.907 .887 98/.936 4/1 13/4
33.Swisher# G/S/vP 14/.453 3/.000 7/1.914 9/.444 7/.429 ··· ··· 28/.877 342/241 .253/.371/.422/.794 .954/.727 .769 108/1.023 2/2 10/0
25.Teixeira# G/S/vP 12/.705 3/.667 6/1.166 7/.476 4/1.750 1/2.000 ··· 19/.968 372/260 .243/.347/.524/.870 .905/.868 .916 110/.818 2/1 25/2
IP 46.1 31.2 34.2 13.2 39.2 26.2 31.0 34.2 TOTAL .259/.341/.447/.788 .808/.780 .805 .821 79/31 121/53
ERA-K/9 5.05/5.6 3.13/8.8 2.08/6.0 8.56/7.9 3.63/7.5 4.05/5.7 2.90/3.5 5.71/2.6 3.63/6.6

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Cervelli (19-2-2)
 Martin (45-17-3)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 207/.295 127/.170 133/.216 62/.278 157/.211 117/.235 138/.250 147/.288 .238  Swisher
 Granderson
 Gardner
 Jones
 Nunez
0/0/80/6
0/84/0/5
80/7/0/4
22/0/4/0
1/0/1/0
OPS .818 .534 .570 .805 .650 .683 .736 .910 .690
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 101/.751 53/.502 56/.728 28/.583 73/.592 60/.719 42/.499 74/1.046 .668
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 106/.885 74/.557 77/.468 34/1.010 84/.700 57/.646 96/.831 73/.777 .707
Road 79/.742 70/.671 77/.601 37/.712 99/.899 62/.700 61/.796 94/.952
Last 28d days 69/.831 34/.531 48/.801 38/.760 41/.803 39/.788 42/.734 12/1.000
HR/SB/CS 6/9/2 1/5/2 2/1/1 3/0/0 4/3/0 3/3/0 2/5/1 10/1/2 82/47/18
Usage ····X··· X···X··X ···Xo··· oo··oX·o XX··Xo·· ··o·oo·· X·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.