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Game Preview: MIN @ TBR, 4:10pm, Saturday, April 16, 2011 @Tropicana Field

Twins, 4-9, 4-9 5th, 5 GB, 3½ GB in WC

SP: Scott Baker (29, RHP, 0-2, 6.55)

2011 Gamelogs / 2011 Splits / vs. TBR Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2011 (0-2) 11.0 12 8 8 6 9 4 6.55
2010 (12-9) 170.1 186 87 85 43 148 23 4.49
2009 (15-9) 200.0 190 99 97 48 162 28 4.37
Last 7 GS 2-2 36.2 35 16 15 18 36 6 3.68 52
2011-04-10 OAK L 5.0 7 4 4 2 5 2 99 40
2011-04-04 @NYY L 6.0 5 4 4 4 4 2 96 46
2010-09-29 @KCR ND 5.0 6 2 2 4 9 1 100 52
2010-09-21 CLE ND 5.0 4 2 1 1 7 0 91 59
2010-09-02 DET ND 2.0 3 2 2 2 3 1 46 43
2010-08-27 @SEA W 6.2 5 2 2 3 4 0 101 57
2010-08-22 LAA W 7.0 5 0 0 2 4 0 99 69
Last 5 v.TBR 2-2 32.2 30 12 12 3 32 4 3.31 59
2010-08-04 @TBR ND 8.0 3 0 0 1 7 0 105 82
2010-07-02 TBR W 7.0 6 1 1 0 8 0 101 69
2009-05-29 @TBR L 5.2 7 4 4 0 4 2 96 43
2009-04-27 TBR L 6.0 6 4 4 1 7 0 99 50
2006-07-17 TBD W 6.0 8 3 3 1 6 2 92 49
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:    2-3    Road:    2-6    ExtrInn: 2-1 
 vsRHP:   0-7    vsLHP:   4-2    1-Run:   4-4 
 vsEast:  2-6    vsCntrl: 1-1    vsWest:  1-2  IL: 0-0 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 13 Fri, Apr 15  @TBR  L   2-5        4-9   5th  5.0 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
 Last 10: 3-7    Last 20: 4-9    Last 30: 4-9 
Rays, 5-8, 5-8 4th, 2½ GB, 2½ GB in WC

SP: Jeff Niemann (28, RHP, 0-2, 8.31)

2011 Gamelogs / 2011 Splits / vs. MIN Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2011 (0-2) 8.2 14 10 8 3 5 3 8.31
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 1-5 32.1 37 29 27 15 26 7 7.52 41
2011-04-10 @CHW L 2.2 5 5 3 2 1 2 46 31
2011-04-05 LAA L 6.0 9 5 5 1 4 1 91 37
2010-09-29 BAL L 7.0 4 2 2 1 3 0 84 63
2010-09-24 SEA W 5.2 7 3 3 1 4 0 79 46
2010-09-19 LAA L 4.1 6 5 5 3 5 2 100 33
2010-09-12 @TOR ND 5.0 2 3 3 4 5 0 73 52
2010-09-06 @BOS L 1.2 4 6 6 3 4 2 65 24
Last 5 v.MIN 2-0 19.1 17 7 7 8 13 3 3.26 54
2010-08-03 MIN W 7.0 8 3 3 2 4 1 104 51
2010-07-01 @MIN ND 6.2 6 3 3 2 5 1 104 53
2009-04-27 @MIN W 5.2 3 1 1 4 4 1 94 59
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:    2-5    Road:    3-3    ExtrInn: 1-0 
 vsRHP:   3-7    vsLHP:   2-1    1-Run:   2-0 
 vsEast:  2-3    vsCntrl: 3-3    vsWest:  0-2  IL: 0-0 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 13 Fri, Apr 15   MIN  W   5-2        5-8   4th  2.5 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
 Last 10: 5-5    Last 20: 5-8    Last 30: 5-8 
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
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
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)
Season Series: 2011 - TBR over 2-0; 2010 - TBR won 5-3; 2009 - Tied 3-3; All-Time - MIN leads 56-46

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 (2.92 RS/G) vs. Rays Pitchers (4.31 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 42.Niemann
G/S/vB
42.Cruz
G/S/vB
42.Farnsworth
G/S/vB
42.McGee*
G/S/vB
42.Peralta
G/S/vB
42.Ramos*
G/S/vB
42.Russell
G/S/vB
42.Sonnanstine
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
42.Butera G/S/vP 3/3.500 1/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 155/89 .197/.237/.296/.533 .453/.591 .528 15/.267 0/0 2/5
42.Casilla# G/S/vP 7/.333 ··· 3/1.000 ··· 3/.666 ··· ··· 4/.000 170/132 .276/.331/.395/.726 .813/.702 .751 26/.368 6/1 1/5
42.Cuddyer G/S/vP 9/1.270 5/1.800 12/.969 ··· 7/.286 1/.000 ··· ··· 675/460 .271/.336/.417/.753 .875/.700 .722 49/.530 7/3 14/6
42.Holm G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· / /// / 0/ / /
42.Hughes G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 7/3 .286/.286/.714/1.000 .500/1.667 1.000 13/.462 0/1 1/0
42.Kubel* G/S/vP 9/.000 2/.500 5/.000 1/.000 3/.000 1/no AB ··· 3/.000 582/399 .249/.323/.427/.750 .655/.792 .753 49/.710 0/1 21/5
42.Morneau* G/S/vP 6/.733 3/.666 9/1.444 ··· 8/1.875 2/.000 ··· 3/.000 348/215 .345/.437/.618/1.055 .966/1.113 1.205 52/.596 0/0 18/1
42.Repko G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 3/.666 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 146/89 .228/.324/.346/.671 .523/.767 .842 2/.000 3/2 3/0
42.Span* G/S/vP 11/.819 3/.666 6/1.667 ··· 3/.333 1/.000 ··· 4/.500 705/462 .264/.331/.348/.679 .696/.670 .602 57/.758 26/4 3/4
42.Thome* G/S/vP 13/.829 1/no AB 5/2.100 1/.000 10/1.944 1/.000 ··· 12/.916 340/246 .283/.412/.627/1.039 .769/1.154 .958 34/.661 0/0 25/
42.Tolbert# G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 2/1.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 100/79 .230/.293/.379/.672 .198/.797 .401 15/.600 1/1 1/2
42.Valencia G/S/vP 3/.000 ··· 1/2.000 1/2.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 322/211 .311/.351/.448/.799 .967/.713 .658 51/.667 2/0 7/6
42.Young G/S/vP 8/1.125 7/.629 15/.333 ··· 4/.750 ··· ··· ··· 613/419 .298/.333/.493/.826 .927/.781 .841 51/.510 5/4 21/4
IP 174.1 5.1 64.2 5.0 49.0 8.1 15.2 81.0 TOTAL .234/.283/.304/.587 .540/.619 .556 .587 3/0 3/9
ERA-K/9 4.39/6.8 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 3.91/5.5

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

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 733/.242 28/.391 267/.230 20/.118 189/.170 47/.419 63/.255 355/.259 .257  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 .724 .960 .634 .426 .521 1.049 .602 .761 .736
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 369/.749 11/.899 126/.745 11/.697 72/.596 21/.697 25/.393 164/.738 .675
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 364/.698 17/1.000 141/.538 9/.111 117/.474 26/1.330 38/.734 191/.780 .779
Home 401/.708 18/.686 144/.660 9/.333 100/.526 23/.954 40/.627 149/.777
Last 28d days 43/1.045 17/.507 21/.538 17/1.012 24/.667 17/.567 18/.590 24/.683
HR/SB/CS 25/21/2 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·· oo····X· oo·oX··o oX····o· o··oX··X oX··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 (3.69 RS/G) vs. Twins Pitchers (4.85 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 42.Baker
G/S/vB
42.Burnett
G/S/vB
42.Capps
G/S/vB
42.Hughes*
G/S/vB
42.Manship
G/S/vB
42.Mijares*
G/S/vB
42.Nathan
G/S/vB
42.Perkins*
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
42.Brignac* G/S/vP 5/.000 ··· 2/.000 3/.333 ··· ··· ··· ··· 326/275 .256/.307/.385/.692 .609/.706 .635 31/.465 3/3 8/9
42.Damon* G/S/vP 17/.769 1/2.000 3/2.667 6/.750 2/.000 2/.000 2/.000 5/.800 613/475 .271/.355/.401/.756 .740/.760 .794 52/.650 11/1 8/2
42.Fuld* G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/2.000 1/2.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 31/28 .143/.226/.179/.404 .667/.374 .347 44/1.019 0/0 0/0
42.Jaso* G/S/vP 3/1.000 ··· 2/.500 ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 404/346 .263/.372/.378/.750 .610/.772 .613 25/.368 4/0 5/5
42.Johnson* G/S/vP 8/.250 ··· 2/2.000 1/.000 ··· ··· 10/.000 ··· 140/117 .198/.343/.414/.757 .862/.738 .715 50/.434 1/0 7/2
42.Johnson# G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· / /// / 16/.732 / /
42.Joyce* G/S/vP 12/.531 ··· 1/.000 2/.000 1/3.000 1/.000 4/.750 3/2.000 261/233 .241/.360/.477/.837 .263/.910 .698 41/.720 2/2 10/3
42.Kotchman* G/S/vP 15/.795 1/.000 2/.000 3/1.167 ··· 2/.000 3/.666 1/.000 457/338 .217/.280/.336/.616 .460/.670 .587 7/.286 0/0 9/1
42.Lopez# G/S/vP ··· ··· 4/1.000 ··· 1/2.000 ··· 2/1.500 4/1.000 441/299 .233/.311/.345/.656 .718/.626 .749 28/.857 8/2 8/13
42.Rodriguez G/S/vP 6/.833 2/1.000 1/no AB 1/.000 1/no AB ··· 1/.000 2/4.500 378/242 .251/.308/.397/.705 .817/.642 .716 26/.647 13/3 9/6
42.Shoppach G/S/vP 12/.350 ··· 1/.000 1/.000 1/2.000 4/.250 3/.000 4/.750 187/83 .196/.308/.342/.650 .830/.422 .710 23/.625 0/0 5/2
42.Upton G/S/vP 9/.222 1/.000 3/.000 ··· 1/.000 1/2.000 2/.500 3/1.000 610/413 .237/.322/.424/.745 .919/.664 .759 52/.803 42/9 18/5
42.Zobrist# G/S/vP 11/.546 ··· 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 170.1 47.2 73.0 56.1 29.0 32.2 21.2 TOTAL .219/.277/.357/.634 .753/.600 .581 .634 14/5 11/7
ERA-K/9 4.49/7.8 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 4.64/5.8

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

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 725/.277 211/.287 305/.265 252/.273 124/.293 139/.268 / 98/.337 .263  Zobrist
 Joyce
 Upton
 Damon
 Fuld
 Brignac
 Lopez
 Johnson
 Rodriguez
1/14/103/6
13/0/53/4
0/154/0/3
33/4/0/2
8/7/0/0
0/0/2/0
0/0/1/0
3/0/0/0
5/9/8/0
OPS .793 .847 .688 .730 .773 .768 .938 .752
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 361/.830 76/.946 146/.654 115/.674 59/.676 62/.776 / 32/.657 .708
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 364/.756 135/.794 159/.719 137/.775 65/.861 77/.761 / 66/1.080 .788
Road 359/.839 97/.904 122/.639 125/.764 68/.790 65/.633 / 48/.983
Last 28d days 49/.983 11/.705 26/.533 26/.988 19/1.166 17/.371 23/.769 22/.382
HR/SB/CS 23/3/6 6/2/0 6/3/2 3/3/1 3/1/1 4/1/1 // 3/2/1 15/10/5
Usage ·····X·· ··X··Xo· ·o·X··o· o·oo··o· o·o··o·· ···o·Xo· ·X·o···X o·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.