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Game Preview: MIN @ TBR, 7:10 pm, Friday, April 15, 2011 @Tropicana Field

Twins, 4-8, 4-8 5th, 4 GB, 3½ GB in WC

SP: Nick Blackburn (29, RHP, 1-1, 0.77)

2011 Gamelogs / 2011 Splits / vs. TBR Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2011 (1-1) 11.2 12 3 1 4 4 1 0.77
2010 (10-12) 161.0 194 101 97 40 68 25 5.42
2009 (11-11) 205.2 240 103 92 41 98 25 4.03
Last 7 GS 2-4 45.0 41 17 15 12 20 6 3.00 54
2011-04-09 OAK L 6.0 6 1 0 3 2 0 106 57
2011-04-03 @TOR W 5.2 6 2 1 1 2 1 93 52
2010-10-03 TOR L 7.0 3 2 2 1 6 2 96 68
2010-09-28 @KCR L 4.1 8 8 8 2 4 2 82 17
2010-09-22 CLE W 7.0 5 1 1 2 2 0 89 63
2010-09-17 OAK L 7.0 8 3 3 1 1 1 110 49
2010-09-11 @CLE ND 8.0 5 0 0 2 3 0 94 73
Last 5 v.TBR 2-2 20.2 30 17 14 7 7 3 6.10 39
2010-07-04 TBR L 6.1 9 7 4 2 3 1 104 34
2009-05-31 @TBR W 6.0 7 2 2 1 1 2 98 50
2009-04-29 TBR W 7.0 8 2 2 1 3 0 104 55
2008-09-19 @TBR L 1.1 6 6 6 3 0 0 42 15
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:    2-3    Road:    2-5    ExtrInn: 2-1 
 vsRHP:   0-6    vsLHP:   4-2    1-Run:   4-4 
 vsEast:  2-5    vsCntrl: 1-1    vsWest:  1-2  IL: 0-0 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 12 Thu, Apr 14  @TBR  L   3-4 (10)   4-8   5th  4.0 gb
 11 Wed, Apr 13   KCR  L   5-10       4-7   5th  3.5 gb
 10 Tue, Apr 12   KCR  W   4-3 (10)   4-6   4th  3.5 gb
  9 Sun, Apr 10   OAK  L   3-5        3-6   4th  4.0 gb
  8 Sat, Apr  9   OAK  L   0-1        3-5   4th  3.0 gb
  7 Fri, Apr  8   OAK  W   2-1        3-4   4th  2.0 gb
  6 Thu, Apr  7  @NYY  L   3-4        2-4   4th  2.0 gb
  5 Tue, Apr  5  @NYY  W   5-4 (10)   2-3   4th  2.0 gb
  4 Mon, Apr  4  @NYY  L   3-4        1-3   4th  2.0 gb
  3 Sun, Apr  3  @TOR  W   4-3        1-2   3rd  1.5 gb
 Last 10: 4-6    Last 20: 4-8    Last 30: 4-8 
Rays, 4-8, 4-8 4th, 3½ GB, 3½ GB in WC

SP: Wade Davis (25, RHP, 0-2, 4.38)

2011 Gamelogs / 2011 Splits / vs. MIN Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2011 (0-2) 12.1 13 6 6 4 7 0 4.38
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 1-3 41.0 37 15 14 12 30 2 3.07 55
2011-04-09 @CHW L 6.0 5 2 2 3 4 0 103 55
2011-04-03 BAL L 6.1 8 4 4 1 3 0 89 43
2010-10-03 @KCR ND 7.0 3 2 2 2 6 1 104 67
2010-09-27 BAL L 6.1 7 3 3 1 2 0 89 48
2010-09-22 @NYY ND 2.1 0 0 0 1 1 0 31 57
2010-09-17 LAA ND 6.0 7 3 2 1 8 0 110 55
2010-09-11 @TOR W 7.0 7 1 1 3 6 1 108 62
Last 5 v.MIN 0-0 10.1 18 10 10 1 3 4 8.71 31
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:    1-5    Road:    3-3    ExtrInn: 1-0 
 vsRHP:   2-7    vsLHP:   2-1    1-Run:   2-0 
 vsEast:  2-3    vsCntrl: 2-3    vsWest:  0-2  IL: 0-0 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 12 Thu, Apr 14   MIN  W   4-3 (10)   4-8   4th  3.5 gb
 11 Tue, Apr 12  @BOS  W   3-2        3-8   4th  4.0 gb
 10 Mon, Apr 11  @BOS  W  16-5        2-8   4th  4.5 gb
  9 Sun, Apr 10  @CHW  L   1-6        1-8   5th  5.0 gb
  8 Sat, Apr  9  @CHW  L   2-4        1-7   4th  5.0 gb
  7 Fri, Apr  8  @CHW  W   9-7        1-6   4th  4.5 gb
  6 Thu, Apr  7  @CHW  L   1-5        0-6   4th  5.0 gb
  5 Wed, Apr  6   LAA  L   1-5        0-5   4th  4.0 gb
  4 Tue, Apr  5   LAA  L   3-5        0-4   4th  4.0 gb
  3 Sun, Apr  3   BAL  L   1-5        0-3   4th  3.0 gb
 Last 10: 4-6    Last 20: 4-8    Last 30: 4-8 
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
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)
Mon, Aug 02, 2010 TBR  4  MIN  2        W:Jeremy Hellickson (1-0), L: Carl Pavano (13-7), S: Dan Wheeler (3)
Sun, Jul 04, 2010 TBR  7 @MIN  4        W:James Shields (7-8), L: Nick Blackburn (7-6), S: Rafael Soriano (21)
Sat, Jul 03, 2010 TBR  8 @MIN  6        W:Randy Choate (1-2), L: Matt Guerrier (1-4), S: Rafael Soriano (20)
Fri, Jul 02, 2010 MIN  2  TBR  1        W:Scott Baker (7-7), L: David Price (11-4), S: Jon Rauch (18)
Thu, Jul 01, 2010 TBR  5 @MIN  4 (10)   W:Lance Cormier (3-1), L: Matt Guerrier (1-3), S: Rafael Soriano (19)
Sun, May 31, 2009 MIN  3 @TBR  2        W:Nick Blackburn (5-2), L: Matt Garza (4-4), S: Joe Nathan (9)
Season Series: 2011 - TBR over 1-0; 2010 - TBR won 5-3; 2009 - Tied 3-3; All-Time - MIN leads 56-45

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

For the 2010 season

NOTE: Team stats shown are for the 2011 season. Player Stats for the 2010 season. We will switch to 2011 stats on May 1st.

Twins Batters (3.00 RS/G) vs. Rays Pitchers (4.50 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
57.McGee*
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/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
41.Butera G/S/vP 3/1.000 1/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 155/89 .197/.237/.296/.533 .453/.591 .528 13/.308 0/0 2/5
12.Casilla# G/S/vP 4/1.250 ··· 3/1.000 ··· 3/.666 ··· ··· 4/.000 170/132 .276/.331/.395/.726 .813/.702 .751 26/.368 6/1 1/5
5.Cuddyer G/S/vP 5/.400 5/1.800 11/1.064 ··· 7/.286 1/.000 ··· ··· 675/460 .271/.336/.417/.753 .875/.700 .722 45/.533 7/3 14/6
Holm G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· / /// / / / /
38.Hughes G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 7/3 .286/.286/.714/1.000 .500/1.667 1.000 12/.500 0/1 1/0
16.Kubel* G/S/vP 5/.400 2/.500 5/.000 1/.000 3/.000 ··· ··· 3/.000 582/399 .249/.323/.427/.750 .655/.792 .753 45/.742 0/1 21/5
33.Morneau* G/S/vP 2/2.500 3/.666 9/1.444 ··· 8/1.875 1/.000 ··· 3/.000 348/215 .345/.437/.618/1.055 .966/1.113 1.205 48/.619 0/0 18/1
18.Repko G/S/vP 4/1.250 1/.000 3/.666 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 146/89 .228/.324/.346/.671 .523/.767 .842 2/.000 3/2 3/0
2.Span* G/S/vP 3/.000 3/.666 6/1.667 ··· 2/.500 1/.000 ··· 4/.500 705/462 .264/.331/.348/.679 .696/.670 .602 53/.778 26/4 3/4
25.Thome* G/S/vP 2/5.000 1/no AB 5/2.100 ··· 10/1.944 1/.000 ··· 12/.916 340/246 .283/.412/.627/1.039 .769/1.154 .958 30/.707 0/0 25/
20.Tolbert# G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 2/1.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 100/79 .230/.293/.379/.672 .198/.797 .401 11/.818 1/1 1/2
19.Valencia G/S/vP 3/.000 ··· 1/2.000 1/2.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 322/211 .311/.351/.448/.799 .967/.713 .658 48/.643 2/0 7/6
21.Young G/S/vP 5/1.200 6/.533 15/.333 ··· 4/.750 ··· ··· ··· 613/419 .298/.333/.493/.826 .927/.781 .841 47/.484 5/4 21/4
IP 168.0 5.1 64.2 5.0 49.0 8.1 15.2 81.0 TOTAL .242/.287/.314/.601 .542/.645 .576 .601 3/0 3/9
ERA-K/9 4.07/6.1 3.38/11.9 3.34/8.5 1.80/10.8 2.02/9.0 11.88/9.8 4.02/10.3 4.44/5.6 4.16/5.7

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Butera (21-16-4)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 722/.255 28/.391 267/.230 20/.118 189/.170 47/.419 63/.255 355/.259 .266  Young
 Kubel
 Repko
 Cuddyer
 Span
 Casilla
 Tolbert
149/0/0/12
16/0/83/7
6/6/39/5
0/2/66/5
0/153/0/5
0/1/0/0
0/0/1/0
OPS .756 .960 .634 .426 .521 1.049 .602 .761 .761
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 402/.776 11/.899 126/.745 11/.697 72/.596 21/.697 25/.393 164/.738 .719
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 320/.732 17/1.000 141/.538 9/.111 117/.474 26/1.330 38/.734 191/.780 .789
Home 395/.762 18/.686 144/.660 9/.333 100/.526 23/.954 40/.627 149/.777
Last 28d days 54/.723 16/.466 20/.566 16/1.080 21/.762 15/.564 18/.590 24/.683
HR/SB/CS 24/13/5 0/0/0 4/5/5 0/0/0 5/3/0 1/1/0 0/0/0 11/6/0 11/15/3
Usage ·····X·· o····X·o o·oX··o· X····o·X ··oX··X· X··o··X· ···X·oo· ····X···

NOTE: Team stats shown are for the 2011 season. Player Stats for the 2010 season. We will switch to 2011 stats on May 1st.

Rays Batters (3.58 RS/G) vs. Twins Pitchers (4.83 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 53.Blackburn
G/S/vB
31.Burnett
G/S/vB
55.Capps
G/S/vB
56.Hughes*
G/S/vB
49.Manship
G/S/vB
50.Mijares*
G/S/vB
36.Nathan
G/S/vB
15.Perkins*
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
15.Brignac* G/S/vP 2/2.500 ··· 2/.000 2/.500 ··· ··· ··· ··· 326/275 .256/.307/.385/.692 .609/.706 .635 28/.442 3/3 8/9
22.Damon* G/S/vP 23/1.030 1/2.000 3/2.667 5/.933 2/.000 2/.000 2/.000 5/.800 613/475 .271/.355/.401/.756 .740/.760 .794 48/.663 11/1 8/2
5.Fuld* G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/2.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 31/28 .143/.226/.179/.404 .667/.374 .347 40/.943 0/0 0/0
28.Jaso* G/S/vP ··· ··· 2/.500 ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 404/346 .263/.372/.378/.750 .610/.772 .613 25/.368 4/0 5/5
24.Johnson* G/S/vP ··· ··· 2/2.000 1/.000 ··· ··· 10/.000 ··· 140/117 .198/.343/.414/.757 .862/.738 .715 47/.419 1/0 7/2
9.Johnson# G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· / /// / 16/.732 / /
20.Joyce* G/S/vP 12/.584 ··· 1/.000 2/.000 ··· 1/.000 4/.750 3/2.000 261/233 .241/.360/.477/.837 .263/.910 .698 37/.600 2/2 10/3
11.Kotchman* G/S/vP 8/.000 1/.000 2/.000 3/1.167 ··· 2/.000 3/.666 ··· 457/338 .217/.280/.336/.616 .460/.670 .587 6/.333 0/0 9/1
45.Lopez# G/S/vP ··· ··· 4/1.000 ··· ··· ··· 2/1.500 4/1.000 441/299 .233/.311/.345/.656 .718/.626 .749 24/.833 8/2 8/13
1.Rodriguez G/S/vP 4/2.250 2/1.000 1/no AB 1/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 2/4.500 378/242 .251/.308/.397/.705 .817/.642 .716 22/.703 13/3 9/6
10.Shoppach G/S/vP 12/1.750 ··· 1/.000 1/.000 1/2.000 4/.250 3/.000 4/.750 187/83 .196/.308/.342/.650 .830/.422 .710 20/.461 0/0 5/2
2.Upton G/S/vP 7/.858 1/.000 3/.000 ··· ··· 1/2.000 2/.500 3/1.000 610/413 .237/.322/.424/.745 .919/.664 .759 48/.807 42/9 18/5
18.Zobrist# G/S/vP 6/.666 ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 2/.500 4/2.417 1/3.000 655/445 .238/.346/.353/.699 .695/.688 .646 51/.608 24/3 10/4
IP 161.0 47.2 73.0 56.1 29.0 32.2 21.2 TOTAL .204/.267/.339/.606 .764/.558 .511 .606 13/3 10/6
ERA-K/9 5.42/3.8 5.29/7.0 2.47/7.3 3.83/5.4 5.28/6.5 3.31/7.7 /0.0 5.82/5.8 4.57/5.8

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Jaso (41-12-7)
 Shoppach (29-6-2)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 692/.302 211/.287 305/.265 252/.273 124/.293 139/.268 / 98/.337 .252  Zobrist
 Joyce
 Upton
 Damon
 Brignac
 Lopez
 Johnson
 Rodriguez
 Fuld
1/14/103/6
13/0/53/4
0/154/0/3
33/4/0/2
0/0/2/0
0/0/1/0
3/0/0/0
5/9/8/0
8/7/0/0
OPS .839 .847 .688 .730 .773 .768 .938 .734
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 347/.843 76/.946 146/.654 115/.674 59/.676 62/.776 / 32/.657 .665
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 345/.836 135/.794 159/.719 137/.775 65/.861 77/.761 / 66/1.080 .785
Road 328/.968 97/.904 122/.639 125/.764 68/.790 65/.633 / 48/.983
Last 28d days 51/.697 11/.705 26/.533 23/1.035 15/1.000 17/.371 23/.769 21/.401
HR/SB/CS 25/5/4 6/2/0 6/3/2 3/3/1 3/1/1 4/1/1 // 3/2/1 14/9/3
Usage ·····X·· ·X··Xo·· o·X··o·· ·oo··o·o ·o··o··X ··o·Xo·o X·o···X· ·X··Xo··

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.