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Game Preview: MIN @ TBR, 1:40pm, Sunday, April 17, 2011 @Tropicana Field

Twins, 4-10, 4-10 5th, 6 GB, 4½ GB in WC

SP: Brian Duensing (28, LHP, 0-0, 4.15)

2011 Gamelogs / 2011 Splits / vs. TBR Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2011 (0-0) 13.0 14 7 6 4 9 2 4.15
2010 (10-3) 130.2 122 42 38 35 78 11 2.62
2009 (5-2) 84.0 84 37 34 31 53 7 3.64
Last 7 GS 3-1 44.2 49 22 21 17 32 6 4.23 50
2011-04-12 KCR ND 6.0 8 3 2 2 2 0 102 46
2011-04-05 @NYY ND 7.0 6 4 4 2 7 2 103 54
2010-10-02 TOR ND 5.0 7 4 4 4 3 1 89 36
2010-09-26 @DET L 6.2 7 5 5 4 3 2 109 39
2010-09-20 CLE W 6.0 6 3 3 4 6 0 92 50
2010-09-15 @CHW W 6.0 9 2 2 1 4 1 95 49
2010-09-08 KCR W 8.0 6 1 1 0 7 0 105 73
Last 5 v.TBR 0-0 6.0 4 3 3 4 3 1 4.50 51
2010-08-03 @TBR ND 6.0 4 3 3 4 3 1 92 51
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:    2-3    Road:    2-7    ExtrInn: 2-1 
 vsRHP:   0-8    vsLHP:   4-2    1-Run:   4-5 
 vsEast:  2-7    vsCntrl: 1-1    vsWest:  1-2  IL: 0-0 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 14 Sat, Apr 16  @TBR  L   3-4        4-10  5th  6.0 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
 Last 10: 3-7    Last 20: 4-10   Last 30: 4-10
Rays, 6-8, 6-8 4th, 2½ GB, 2½ GB in WC

SP: Jeremy Hellickson (24, RHP, 1-1, 4.09)

2011 Gamelogs / 2011 Splits / vs. MIN Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2011 (1-1) 11.0 11 5 5 7 11 1 4.09
2010 (4-0) 36.1 32 14 14 8 33 5 3.47
Last 7 GS 4-1 37.1 27 11 11 11 36 3 2.65 61
2011-04-11 @BOS W 5.1 5 2 2 5 1 0 98 46
2011-04-06 LAA L 5.2 6 3 3 2 10 1 99 53
2010-08-20 @OAK ND 6.1 7 3 3 1 7 1 104 53
2010-08-15 BAL W 6.0 3 1 1 1 5 0 97 66
2010-08-10 @DET W 7.0 3 0 0 0 7 0 86 78
2010-08-02 MIN W 7.0 3 2 2 2 6 1 107 67
Last 5 v.MIN 1-0 7.0 3 2 2 2 6 1 2.57 67
2010-08-02 MIN W 7.0 3 2 2 2 6 1 107 67
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:    3-5    Road:    3-3    ExtrInn: 1-0 
 vsRHP:   4-7    vsLHP:   2-1    1-Run:   3-0 
 vsEast:  2-3    vsCntrl: 4-3    vsWest:  0-2  IL: 0-0 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 14 Sat, Apr 16   MIN  W   4-3        6-8   4th  2.5 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
 Last 10: 6-4    Last 20: 6-8    Last 30: 6-8 
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Sat, Apr 16, 2011 TBR  4  MIN  3        W:Juan Cruz (1-0), L: Joe Nathan (0-1), S: none
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)
Season Series: 2011 - TBR over 3-0; 2010 - TBR won 5-3; 2009 - Tied 3-3; All-Time - MIN leads 56-47

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 (2.93 RS/G) vs. Rays Pitchers (4.21 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 58.Hellickson
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/.333 1/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 155/89 .197/.237/.296/.533 .453/.591 .528 15/.267 0/0 2/5
12.Casilla# G/S/vP 3/.333 1/.000 3/1.000 ··· 3/.666 ··· ··· 4/.000 170/132 .276/.331/.395/.726 .813/.702 .751 30/.457 6/1 1/5
5.Cuddyer G/S/vP 3/.000 5/1.800 12/.969 ··· 7/.286 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 675/460 .271/.336/.417/.753 .875/.700 .722 53/.489 7/3 14/6
27.Holm G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· / /// / 3/.000 / /
38.Hughes G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 7/3 .286/.286/.714/1.000 .500/1.667 1.000 17/.353 0/1 1/0
16.Kubel* G/S/vP 3/2.334 2/.500 5/.000 1/.000 3/.000 1/no AB 1/no AB 3/.000 582/399 .249/.323/.427/.750 .655/.792 .753 53/.818 0/1 21/5
33.Morneau* G/S/vP ··· 3/.666 9/1.444 ··· 8/1.875 2/.000 1/.000 3/.000 348/215 .345/.437/.618/1.055 .966/1.113 1.205 56/.552 0/0 18/1
18.Repko G/S/vP ··· 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 4/.500 6/1.667 ··· 3/.333 1/.000 ··· 4/.500 705/462 .264/.331/.348/.679 .696/.670 .602 62/.829 26/4 3/4
25.Thome* G/S/vP 3/.000 2/.500 5/2.100 1/.000 10/1.944 1/.000 ··· 12/.916 340/246 .283/.412/.627/1.039 .769/1.154 .958 35/.641 0/0 25/
20.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
19.Valencia G/S/vP 3/.000 1/no AB 1/2.000 1/2.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 322/211 .311/.351/.448/.799 .967/.713 .658 55/.640 2/0 7/6
21.Young G/S/vP 3/.666 7/.629 15/.333 ··· 4/.750 ··· 1/.000 ··· 613/419 .298/.333/.493/.826 .927/.781 .841 55/.533 5/4 21/4
IP 36.1 5.1 64.2 5.0 49.0 8.1 15.2 81.0 TOTAL .234/.284/.310/.594 .540/.626 .570 .594 6/0 4/9
ERA-K/9 3.47/8.2 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 3.85/5.7

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

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 149/.232 28/.391 267/.230 20/.118 189/.170 47/.419 63/.255 355/.259 .255  Young
 Kubel
 Repko
 Cuddyer
 Span
 Tolbert
 Casilla
149/0/0/12
16/0/83/7
6/6/39/5
0/2/66/5
0/153/0/5
0/0/1/0
0/1/0/0
OPS .666 .960 .634 .426 .521 1.049 .602 .761 .732
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 81/.906 11/.899 126/.745 11/.697 72/.596 21/.697 25/.393 164/.738 .715
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 68/.391 17/1.000 141/.538 9/.111 117/.474 26/1.330 38/.734 191/.780 .744
Home 60/.548 18/.686 144/.660 9/.333 100/.526 23/.954 40/.627 149/.777
Last 28d days 51/.830 21/.458 21/.538 17/1.012 24/.667 17/.567 22/.536 24/.683
HR/SB/CS 5/2/0 0/0/0 4/5/5 0/0/0 5/3/0 1/1/0 0/0/0 11/6/0 12/18/3
Usage ·····X·· Xoo····X ·oo·oX·· ·oX····o ·o··oX·· ·oX··o·· X····X·o ······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 (3.71 RS/G) vs. Twins Pitchers (4.79 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 52.Duensing*
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 ··· ··· 3/.666 3/.333 ··· ··· ··· ··· 326/275 .256/.307/.385/.692 .609/.706 .635 34/.483 3/3 8/9
22.Damon* G/S/vP 5/.000 1/2.000 4/1.833 6/.750 2/.000 3/.666 2/.000 5/.800 613/475 .271/.355/.401/.756 .740/.760 .794 57/.627 11/1 8/2
5.Fuld* G/S/vP ··· ··· 2/1.000 1/2.000 ··· 1/no AB ··· ··· 31/28 .143/.226/.179/.404 .667/.374 .347 49/.956 0/0 0/0
28.Jaso* G/S/vP ··· ··· 2/.500 ··· ··· ··· 2/.000 ··· 404/346 .263/.372/.378/.750 .610/.772 .613 29/.457 4/0 5/5
24.Johnson* G/S/vP 3/.333 ··· 2/2.000 1/.000 ··· ··· 10/.000 ··· 140/117 .198/.343/.414/.757 .862/.738 .715 50/.434 1/0 7/2
9.Johnson# G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· / /// / 17/.686 / /
20.Joyce* G/S/vP ··· ··· 2/1.000 2/.000 1/3.000 1/.000 4/.750 3/2.000 261/233 .241/.360/.477/.837 .263/.910 .698 45/.770 2/2 10/3
11.Kotchman* G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 2/.000 3/1.167 ··· 2/.000 4/.833 1/.000 457/338 .217/.280/.336/.616 .460/.670 .587 11/.586 0/0 9/1
45.Lopez# G/S/vP ··· ··· 5/.800 ··· 1/2.000 ··· 2/1.500 4/1.000 441/299 .233/.311/.345/.656 .718/.626 .749 32/.746 8/2 8/13
1.Rodriguez G/S/vP 5/1.933 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
10.Shoppach G/S/vP 3/.333 ··· 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
2.Upton G/S/vP 3/.666 1/.000 3/.000 ··· 1/.000 1/2.000 3/.667 3/1.000 610/413 .237/.322/.424/.745 .919/.664 .759 56/.768 42/9 18/5
18.Zobrist# G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 2/.500 5/3.050 1/3.000 655/445 .238/.346/.353/.699 .695/.688 .646 55/.660 24/3 10/4
IP 130.2 47.2 73.0 56.1 29.0 32.2 21.2 TOTAL .221/.280/.358/.638 .764/.604 .594 .638 15/5 12/7
ERA-K/9 2.62/5.4 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 4.61/6.0

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

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 535/.247 211/.287 305/.265 252/.273 124/.293 139/.268 / 98/.337 .261  Zobrist
 Joyce
 Upton
 Damon
 Rodriguez
 Fuld
 Brignac
 Lopez
 Johnson
1/14/103/6
13/0/53/4
0/154/0/3
33/4/0/2
5/9/8/0
8/7/0/0
0/0/2/0
0/0/1/0
3/0/0/0
OPS .666 .847 .688 .730 .773 .768 .938 .747
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 153/.457 76/.946 146/.654 115/.674 59/.676 62/.776 / 32/.657 .713
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 382/.751 135/.794 159/.719 137/.775 65/.861 77/.761 / 66/1.080 .779
Road 263/.697 97/.904 122/.639 125/.764 68/.790 65/.633 / 48/.983
Last 28d days 57/.733 11/.705 31/.578 26/.988 19/1.166 20/.483 27/.979 22/.382
HR/SB/CS 11/3/1 6/2/0 6/3/2 3/3/1 3/1/1 4/1/1 // 3/2/1 16/11/5
Usage ····X··· ···X··Xo X·o·X··o ·o·oo··o ·o·o··o· X···o·Xo X·X·o··· ·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.