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Game Preview: MIN @ NYY, 1:05pm, Monday, September 19, 2011 @Yankee Stadium III

Twins, 59-92, 59-92 5th, 29 GB, 27½ GB in WC

SP: Scott Diamond (24, LHP, 1-4, 3.94)

2011 Gamelogs / 2011 Splits / vs. NYY Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2011 (1-4) 29.2 35 16 13 12 17 2 3.94
Last 7 GS 1-4 29.2 35 16 13 12 17 2 3.94 47
2011-09-11 @DET L 6.0 7 2 1 4 4 0 95 52
2011-09-05 CHW L 5.0 8 2 2 2 4 0 90 45
2011-08-31 @CHW W 6.0 3 3 3 3 5 1 87 56
2011-08-26 DET L 6.1 10 5 4 1 3 0 91 37
2011-07-18 CLE L 6.1 7 4 3 2 1 1 90 44
Has never faced NYY as starter.
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   30-45   Road:   29-47   ExtrInn: 5-4 
 vsRHP:  39-68   vsLHP:  20-24   1-Run:  25-28
 vsEast: 10-28   vsCntrl:27-38   vsWest: 14-16 IL: 8-10

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
151 Sun, Sep 18   CLE  L   5-6       59-92  5th 29.0 gb
150 Sat, Sep 17   CLE  L   4-10      59-91  5th 28.0 gb
149 Fri, Sep 16   CLE  L   6-7       59-90  5th 28.0 gb
148 Wed, Sep 14  @KCR  L   3-7       59-89  5th 27.5 gb
147 Tue, Sep 13  @KCR  L   0-4       59-88  5th 26.5 gb
146 Sun, Sep 11  @DET  L   1-2       59-87  5th 25.0 gb
145 Sat, Sep 10  @DET  L   2-3       59-86  5th 24.0 gb
144 Fri, Sep  9  @DET  L   4-8       59-85  4th 23.0 gb
143 Wed, Sep  7   CHW  W   5-4       59-84  5th 22.0 gb
142 Tue, Sep  6   CHW  L   0-3       58-84  5th 22.0 gb
 Last 10: 1-9    Last 20: 4-16   Last 30: 6-24
Yankees, 91-60, 91-60 1st, 4½ up

SP: A.J. Burnett (34, RHP, 10-11, 5.20)

2011 Gamelogs / 2011 Splits / vs. MIN Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2011 (10-11) 178.1 176 109 103 80 159 27 5.20
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 2-2 35.2 47 31 31 17 36 6 7.82 39
2011-09-13 @SEA W 6.0 4 2 2 2 11 0 103 65
2011-09-07 BAL ND 6.0 7 4 4 4 7 1 108 45
2011-09-01 @BOS ND 5.1 5 2 2 2 4 1 96 52
2011-08-26 @BAL L 5.0 9 9 9 2 5 2 116 16
2011-08-20 @MIN L 1.2 5 7 7 3 1 1 61 15
2011-08-15 @KCR W 5.2 10 3 3 1 2 0 88 38
2011-08-09 LAA ND 6.0 7 4 4 3 6 1 105 45
Last 5 v.MIN 3-1 25.2 27 14 13 15 17 2 4.56 47
2011-08-20 @MIN L 1.2 5 7 7 3 1 1 61 15
2011-04-07 MIN W 6.0 5 2 2 2 5 0 99 57
2010-05-25 @MIN W 5.0 3 0 0 2 5 0 75 64
2010-05-14 MIN ND 6.2 7 3 2 4 4 1 100 50
2009-07-08 @MIN W 6.1 7 2 2 4 2 0 100 49
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   46-27   Road:   45-33   ExtrInn: 4-10
 vsRHP:  58-45   vsLHP:  33-15   1-Run:  21-23
 vsEast: 34-28   vsCntrl:21-14   vsWest: 23-13 IL:13-5 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
151 Sun, Sep 18  @TOR  L   0-3       91-60  1st  4.5 up
150 Sat, Sep 17  @TOR  W   7-6       91-59  1st  4.5 up
149 Fri, Sep 16  @TOR  L   4-5       90-59  1st  3.5 up
148 Wed, Sep 14  @SEA  L   1-2 (12)  90-58  1st  4.0 up
147 Tue, Sep 13  @SEA  W   3-2       90-57  1st  4.0 up
146 Mon, Sep 12  @SEA  W   9-3       89-57  1st  4.0 up
145 Sun, Sep 11  @LAA  W   6-5       88-57  1st  3.5 up
144 Sat, Sep 10  @LAA  L   0-6       87-57  1st  2.5 up
143 Fri, Sep  9  @LAA  L   1-2       87-56  1st  2.5 up
142 Thu, Sep  8  @BAL  L   4-5 (10)  87-55  1st  2.5 up
 Last 10: 4-6    Last 20:12-8    Last 30:17-13
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Sun, Aug 21, 2011 NYY  3 @MIN  0        W:Ivan Nova (13-4), L: Phil Dumatrait (1-2), S: Mariano Rivera (33)
Sat, Aug 20, 2011 MIN  9  NYY  4        W:Francisco Liriano (9-9), L: A.J. Burnett (9-10), S: none
Fri, Aug 19, 2011 NYY  8 @MIN  1        W:Phil Hughes (4-4), L: Kevin Slowey (0-1), S: none
Thu, Aug 18, 2011 NYY  8 @MIN  4        W:CC Sabathia (17-7), L: Brian Duensing (8-12), S: none
Thu, Apr 07, 2011 NYY  4  MIN  3        W:A.J. Burnett (2-0), L: Francisco Liriano (0-2), S: Mariano Rivera (4)
Tue, Apr 05, 2011 MIN  5 @NYY  4 (10)   W:Matt Capps (1-0), L: Boone Logan (0-1), S: Joe Nathan (2)
Mon, Apr 04, 2011 NYY  4  MIN  3        W:Ivan Nova (1-0), L: Scott Baker (0-1), S: Mariano Rivera (3)

Thu, May 27, 2010 MIN  8  NYY  2        W:Nick Blackburn (6-1), L: Javier Vazquez (3-5), S: none
Wed, May 26, 2010 NYY  3 @MIN  2        W:Andy Pettitte (6-1), L: Jon Rauch (1-1), S: Mariano Rivera (10)
Tue, May 25, 2010 NYY  1 @MIN  0        W:A.J. Burnett (5-2), L: Brian Duensing (2-1), S: Mariano Rivera (9)
Season Series: 2011 - NYY over 5-2; 2010 - NYY won 4-2; 2009 - NYY won 7-0; All-Time - NYY leads 1110-768

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
Twins Batters (3.80 RS/G) vs. Yankees Pitchers (4.01 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 34.Burnett
G/S/vB
38.Ayala
G/S/vB
70.Kontos
G/S/vB
22.Laffey*
G/S/vB
48.Logan*
G/S/vB
64.Noesi
G/S/vB
41.Proctor
G/S/vB
42.Rivera
G/S/vB
30.Robertson
G/S/vB
29.Soriano
G/S/vB
61.Valdes*
G/S/vB
53.Wade
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
63.Benson G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 38/30 .270/.289/.459/.749 .000/.953 .722 38/.749 2/1 0/1
41.Butera G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 2/1.000 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 233/168 .155/.191/.224/.415 .582/.351 .413 42/.265 0/0 2/5
5.Cuddyer G/S/vP 23/.317 2/.500 ··· 26/1.189 9/.819 ··· 3/.666 6/.000 4/.000 4/1.250 ··· ··· 539/374 .279/.347/.455/.801 1.019/.711 .787 66/.427 10/1 18/7
26.Dinkelman* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 43/41 .375/.419/.375/.794 2.000/.732 .350 26/.846 0/0 0/0
38.Hughes G/S/vP 1/3.000 1/2.000 ··· 1/no AB ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 2/.000 293/200 .230/.296/.351/.646 .643/.648 .649 82/.731 2/2 7/5
16.Kubel* G/S/vP 26/.693 2/1.000 ··· 28/.801 6/1.133 1/.000 1/2.000 10/1.489 5/.900 1/.000 ··· ··· 401/267 .273/.332/.434/.766 .731/.783 .821 71/.588 1/1 12/1
7.Mauer* G/S/vP 25/1.187 1/.000 ··· 26/1.045 10/.875 1/3.000 5/.600 8/.750 5/.650 5/1.100 ··· ··· 333/207 .287/.360/.368/.729 .562/.829 .752 52/.856 0/0 3/5
33.Morneau* G/S/vP 28/.964 2/.500 ··· 28/.601 14/1.417 ··· 5/.200 9/.444 4/.250 5/.000 ··· ··· 288/193 .227/.285/.333/.618 .401/.728 .587 23/.885 0/0 4/1
1.Nishioka# G/S/vP 3/.000 ··· ··· ··· 1/2.000 ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 2/1.000 ··· ··· 240/158 .226/.278/.249/.527 .463/.561 .501 23/.812 2/4 0/12
64.Parmelee* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 38/30 .364/.447/.515/.963 .750/1.020 .643 38/.963 0/0 1/2
24.Plouffe G/S/vP 2/3.000 1/.000 ··· 4/.500 ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 2/.000 270/197 .220/.294/.369/.663 .718/.642 .661 104/.598 3/3 7/10
18.Repko G/S/vP ··· 2/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 144/92 .226/.270/.286/.555 .633/.512 .467 33/.567 7/2 2/1
11.Revere* G/S/vP 2/1.000 1/.000 ··· 1/2.000 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 1/2.000 ··· ··· 2/.000 430/282 .253/.302/.288/.590 .563/.604 .661 95/.564 30/8 0/7
32.Rivera G/S/vP 8/.536 2/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 102/75 .147/.196/.211/.407 .542/.358 .478 24/.085 0/0 1/1
20.Tolbert# G/S/vP 8/1.167 1/.000 ··· 4/1.250 1/.000 ··· ··· 2/.000 2/.500 ··· ··· 1/.000 214/157 .198/.248/.269/.517 .489/.510 .523 18/.292 3/2 0/6
23.Tosoni* G/S/vP 1/no AB 1/.000 ··· 2/1.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 159/137 .166/.239/.255/.494 .473/.498 .547 56/.394 0/2 3/3
19.Valencia G/S/vP 3/1.666 1/.000 ··· 6/.333 ··· 1/no AB ··· 3/.000 2/.000 1/no AB ··· ··· 565/418 .250/.299/.396/.695 .850/.641 .652 73/.764 2/5 15/18
IP 178.1 51.2 1.2 47.2 38.2 51.2 36.0 58.0 63.0 35.1 6.2 33.1 TOTAL .244/.304/.354/.658 .665/.656 .653 .607 84/36 95/113
ERA-K/9 5.20/8.0 1.74/6.1 5.40/10.6 4.15/4.9 3.03/10.0 4.01/7.3 6.25/6.2 2.02/8.7 1.14/13.7 3.82/8.4 2.70/12.1 2.16/6.8 3.71/7.6

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Butera (41-19-6)
 Mauer (28-12-4)
 Rivera (14-10-1)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 787/.257 214/.258 6/.333 222/.305 172/.260 223/.271 173/.299 221/.220 260/.173 148/.231 32/.259 131/.210 .255  Kubel
 Cuddyer
 Tosoni
 Revere
 Repko
 Plouffe
 Benson
 Mauer
 Dinkelman
9/0/50/9
0/0/71/5
37/0/2/4
9/81/5/3
24/5/27/2
3/0/11/1
5/2/3/0
0/0/1/0
3/0/4/0
OPS .793 .699 1.167 .845 .746 .740 .950 .547 .516 .635 .708 .607 .714
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 417/.742 109/.694 / 97/.737 109/.812 106/.791 67/.828 105/.599 134/.492 66/.836 16/.683 57/.664 .736
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 370/.851 105/.704 6/1.167 125/.929 63/.633 117/.693 106/1.027 116/.499 126/.540 82/.482 16/.732 74/.561 .696
Home 438/.733 107/.716 / 102/.863 85/.670 115/.645 72/.778 109/.445 120/.598 84/.790 15/.733 59/.640
Last 28d days 105/.874 43/.793 6/1.167 10/.543 33/1.073 44/.872 34/1.207 39/.456 49/.554 55/.682 5/.400 33/.770
HR/SB/CS 27/21/6 4/3/0 1/0/1 7/1/0 4/2/1 5/5/3 7/2/0 3/5/1 1/16/2 3/5/1 0/0/0 4/2/1 135/117/44
Usage ·····X·· X·o···o· o······· oo······ ··o·X··· ·X······ oo····X· ·o···o·o ··X·oX·o ·XX·Xo·X X······· ··o·o··o
Yankees Batters (5.36 RS/G) vs. Twins Pitchers (4.97 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 58.Diamond*
G/S/vB
31.Burnett
G/S/vB
55.Capps
G/S/vB
54.Dumatrait*
G/S/vB
62.Hendriks
G/S/vB
37.Hoey
G/S/vB
50.Mijares*
G/S/vB
36.Nathan
G/S/vB
17.Oliveros
G/S/vB
15.Perkins*
G/S/vB
59.Slowey
G/S/vB
51.Swarzak
G/S/vB
57.Waldrop
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
24.Cano* G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 3/1.000 1/3.000 ··· 2/2.500 5/.000 7/.286 ··· 10/1.267 10/1.000 5/.650 ··· 641/433 .303/.346/.531/.877 .862/.884 .866 111/.887 8/2 26/9
12.Chavez* G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 7/.143 ··· ··· 6/.834 1/.000 ··· 156/135 .266/.321/.371/.691 .571/.711 .559 53/.702 0/0 2/0
27.Dickerson* G/S/vP ··· ··· 2/1.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 39/30 .333/.368/.472/.841 .819/.845 .859 8/1.125 3/0 1/1
11.Gardner* G/S/vP ··· 4/.000 1/.000 2/.000 ··· ··· 5/.000 2/2.000 ··· ··· 6/.000 4/1.000 ··· 557/437 .259/.346/.376/.722 .639/.743 .751 94/.576 45/13 7/5
67.Golson G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/2.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 2/ .500/.500/.500/1.000 1.000/ 1.000 2/1.000 0/0 0/0
14.Granderson* G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 2/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· 8/1.375 20/1.239 ··· 16/1.063 17/1.162 5/1.550 ··· 654/448 .268/.371/.565/.935 .953/.926 .933 106/.756 24/10 40/3
2.Jeter G/S/vP ··· 2/1.000 1/2.000 1/no AB ··· 5/.400 6/.167 7/.453 ··· 11/.637 14/.665 6/1.167 ··· 574/416 .292/.347/.378/.726 .931/.649 .737 98/.718 15/6 5/10
18.Jones G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 4/2.750 3/1.667 ··· ··· 5/.800 8/.250 ··· 4/.250 6/.334 ··· ··· 201/63 .241/.358/.476/.835 .926/.629 .916 46/.829 0/0 11/1
60.Laird G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 11/6 .125/.300/.125/.425 .400/.400 .425 2/.000 0/0 0/1
55.Martin G/S/vP ··· 1/2.000 8/.417 5/.900 ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 4/3.000 2/.000 ··· 451/321 .235/.320/.407/.727 .668/.750 .787 60/.785 8/1 17/10
63.Montero G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 43/27 .282/.349/.538/.887 1.000/.819 1.456 43/.887 0/0 3/0
26.Nunez G/S/vP ··· 1/2.000 2/1.500 1/2.000 ··· ··· 2/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 309/197 .261/.307/.375/.681 .713/.663 .672 58/.565 19/6 4/18
19.Pena# G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 3/.000 ··· ··· 34/23 .067/.121/.167/.288 .200/.330 .599 5/.000 0/0 1/5
20.Posada# G/S/vP ··· 1/2.000 2/.500 ··· ··· 3/1.167 ··· 4/.250 ··· ··· 5/.400 3/2.500 ··· 362/296 .238/.315/.402/.717 .298/.812 .865 29/.813 0/2 13/1
13.Rodriguez G/S/vP ··· ··· 2/.000 1/.000 ··· 4/.583 3/.666 11/.955 ··· 10/1.711 10/1.500 4/.500 ··· 398/295 .284/.364/.479/.843 .783/.863 .895 49/.875 4/1 16/5
71.Romine G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 7/6 .143/.143/.143/.286 .000/.333 7/.286 0/0 0/1
33.Swisher# G/S/vP ··· 2/.000 2/.000 4/.500 ··· 1/.000 5/.400 10/.800 ··· 4/1.833 16/.833 5/.000 ··· 601/414 .260/.373/.451/.824 .909/.786 .863 94/.919 2/2 23/0
25.Teixeira# G/S/vP ··· ··· 3/.000 3/5.000 ··· ··· 4/1.833 12/1.667 ··· 5/1.400 10/1.078 6/.733 ··· 652/444 .246/.337/.489/.827 .955/.774 .879 102/.622 4/1 37/4
IP 29.2 49.2 63.0 38.0 12.0 21.0 47.0 41.2 19.1 57.2 47.0 89.2 7.0 TOTAL .264/.343/.447/.790 .820/.777 .830 .757 136/45 210/92
ERA-K/9 3.94/5.2 5.44/5.8 4.29/4.4 4.03/6.2 6.00/4.5 5.57/5.1 4.40/5.2 4.75/8.8 5.12/6.1 2.65/9.7 6.51/4.8 4.52/4.5 7.71/1.3 4.56/5.9

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Martin (88-37-4)
 Montero (2-1-0)
 Posada (0-1-0)
 Romine (2-0-0)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 133/.297 220/.259 264/.263 181/.280 48/.273 99/.310 219/.272 177/.214 84/.268 234/.238 205/.321 386/.260 34/.241 .278  Granderson
 Swisher
 Gardner
 Jones
 Dickerson
 Nunez
 Golson
0/146/0/11
0/0/133/9
141/14/0/7
33/0/19/1
12/0/34/0
1/0/2/0
1/1/1/0
OPS .749 .748 .717 .837 .722 .947 .803 .687 .681 .633 .894 .701 .713 .772
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 22/.714 89/.685 125/.737 74/.635 23/.820 40/.931 91/.747 87/.651 32/.584 91/.575 88/1.013 207/.689 14/.321 .724
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 111/.755 131/.793 139/.698 107/.990 25/.631 59/.958 128/.845 90/.721 52/.735 143/.672 117/.805 179/.715 20/.979 .810
Road 50/.666 91/.792 119/.679 95/.870 22/.792 48/.884 109/.857 82/.863 41/.684 99/.635 115/.809 147/.641 17/.846
Last 28d days 104/.738 34/.405 47/.666 38/1.067 48/.722 26/.569 44/.755 27/.582 49/.717 33/.942 116/.894 108/.915 34/.713
HR/SB/CS 2/2/0 4/7/1 9/2/0 7/3/1 1/0/0 4/2/1 4/2/3 7/7/0 0/0/0 2/3/2 9/3/0 9/1/2 1/1/0 155/88/41
Usage ·······X oo··o··· ·X······ X·X·o··· ····X··· ·o··X··X o·o··o·· o·X····· ·X···X·· oX······ ··X····· ·X······ ··X·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.