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Game Preview: TOR @ TBR, 6:40pm, Wednesday, May 4, 2011 @Tropicana Field

Blue Jays, 13-16, 13-16 5th, 5 GB, 2½ GB in WC

SP: Brandon Morrow (26, RHP, 0-1, 3.97)

2011 Gamelogs / 2011 Splits / vs. TBR Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2011 (0-1) 11.1 9 5 5 3 16 1 3.97
2010 (10-7) 146.1 136 76 73 66 178 11 4.49
2009 (2-4) 69.2 66 38 34 44 63 10 4.39
Last 7 GS 2-2 39.1 29 15 15 14 60 2 3.43 60
2011-04-28 @TEX ND 6.0 6 2 2 1 6 0 107 57
2011-04-23 TBR L 5.1 3 3 3 2 10 1 93 58
2010-09-03 @NYY L 3.0 6 5 5 3 4 0 71 28
2010-08-28 DET W 6.0 5 1 1 1 9 1 98 66
2010-08-23 NYY ND 6.0 4 2 2 2 12 0 104 66
2010-08-17 @OAK ND 4.0 4 2 2 3 2 0 80 45
2010-08-08 TBR W 9.0 1 0 0 2 17 0 137 100
Last 5 v.TBR 2-2 32.1 13 8 8 15 39 1 2.23 67
2011-04-23 TBR L 5.1 3 3 3 2 10 1 93 58
2010-08-08 TBR W 9.0 1 0 0 2 17 0 137 100
2010-05-31 TBR W 7.0 3 1 1 2 1 0 91 66
2010-04-25 @TBR L 6.0 3 2 2 6 8 0 108 60
2009-09-23 @TBR ND 5.0 3 2 2 3 3 0 73 53
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:    6-5    Road:    7-11   ExtrInn: 3-1 
 vsRHP:   9-13   vsLHP:   4-3    1-Run:   4-8 
 vsEast:  4-9    vsCntrl: 2-1    vsWest:  7-6  IL: 0-0 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 29 Tue, May  3  @TBR  L   2-3       13-16  5th  5.0 gb
 28 Sun, May  1  @NYY  L   2-5       13-15  4th  4.5 gb
 27 Sat, Apr 30  @NYY  L   4-5       13-14  3rd  3.5 gb
 26 Fri, Apr 29  @NYY  W   5-3       13-13  3rd  2.5 gb
 25 Thu, Apr 28  @TEX  W   5-2       12-13  3rd  3.5 gb
 24 Wed, Apr 27  @TEX  L   6-7       11-13  3rd  3.5 gb
 23 Tue, Apr 26  @TEX  W  10-3       11-12  3rd  2.5 gb
 22 Mon, Apr 25  @TEX  W   6-4       10-12  4th  3.5 gb
 21 Sun, Apr 24   TBR  L   0-2        9-12  4th  4.5 gb
 20 Sat, Apr 23   TBR  L   4-6        9-11  3rd  3.5 gb
 Last 10: 4-6    Last 20: 8-12   Last 30:13-16
Rays, 16-13, 16-13 2nd, 2 GB

SP: Jeff Niemann (28, RHP, 1-3, 5.60)

2011 Gamelogs / 2011 Splits / vs. TOR Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2011 (1-3) 27.1 30 20 17 7 17 4 5.60
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 2-4 40.0 41 25 22 9 24 4 4.95 48
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
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
Last 5 v.TOR 1-1 32.0 25 18 18 9 26 5 5.06 53
2010-09-12 @TOR ND 5.0 2 3 3 4 5 0 73 52
2010-08-31 TOR L 5.0 7 7 7 2 3 1 80 26
2010-06-08 TOR W 9.0 2 0 0 1 6 0 114 88
2010-06-01 @TOR ND 6.1 9 5 5 1 4 2 86 38
2010-04-24 TOR ND 6.2 5 3 3 1 8 2 95 59
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:    8-9    Road:    8-4    ExtrInn: 2-1 
 vsRHP:  10-10   vsLHP:   6-3    1-Run:   6-1 
 vsEast:  5-4    vsCntrl:10-5    vsWest:  1-4  IL: 0-0 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 29 Tue, May  3   TOR  W   3-2       16-13  2nd  2.0 gb
 28 Sun, May  1   LAA  L   5-6       15-13  2nd  2.5 gb
 27 Sat, Apr 30   LAA  W   2-1 (10)  15-12  2nd  1.5 gb
 26 Fri, Apr 29   LAA  L   5-8       14-12  2nd  1.5 gb
 25 Thu, Apr 28  @MIN  W   6-1       14-11  2nd  1.5 gb
 24 Thu, Apr 28  @MIN  W  15-3       13-11  2nd  1.5 gb
 23 Wed, Apr 27  @MIN  W   8-2       12-11  2nd  2.0 gb
 22 Sun, Apr 24  @TOR  W   2-0       11-11  2nd  3.0 gb
 21 Sat, Apr 23  @TOR  W   6-4       10-11  2nd  3.0 gb
 20 Fri, Apr 22  @TOR  L   4-6 (11)   9-11  3rd  3.0 gb
 Last 10: 7-3    Last 20:15-5    Last 30:16-13
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Tue, May 03, 2011 TBR  3  TOR  2        W:Kyle Farnsworth (2-0), L: Jon Rauch (1-2), S: none
Sun, Apr 24, 2011 TBR  2 @TOR  0        W:James Shields (2-1), L: Ricky Romero (1-3), S: none
Sat, Apr 23, 2011 TBR  6 @TOR  4        W:David Price (3-2), L: Brandon Morrow (0-1), S: Kyle Farnsworth (5)
Fri, Apr 22, 2011 TOR  6  TBR  4 (11)   W:Marc Rzepczynski (2-0), L: Adam Russell (1-1), S: none

Sun, Sep 12, 2010 TOR  5  TBR  4        W:Kevin Gregg (2-5), L: Rafael Soriano (2-2), S: none
Sat, Sep 11, 2010 TBR 13 @TOR  1        W:Wade Davis (12-9), L: Ricky Romero (12-9), S: none
Fri, Sep 10, 2010 TBR  9 @TOR  8        W:Joaquin Benoit (1-2), L: Kevin Gregg (1-5), S: Rafael Soriano (42)
Wed, Sep 01, 2010 TBR  2  TOR  1        W:David Price (16-6), L: Shawn Camp (4-3), S: Rafael Soriano (40)
Tue, Aug 31, 2010 TOR 13 @TBR  5        W:Ricky Romero (11-8), L: Jeff Niemann (10-5), S: none
Mon, Aug 30, 2010 TBR  6  TOR  2        W:Wade Davis (11-9), L: Brett Cecil (11-7), S: none
Season Series: 2011 - TBR over 3-1; 2010 - TBR won 10-8; 2009 - TBR won 14-4; All-Time - TBR leads 113-112

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
Blue Jays Batters (4.45 RS/G) vs. Rays Pitchers (3.69 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
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
9.Arencibia G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 2/.000 ··· ··· 79/57 .260/.316/.521/.837 1.056/.755 .729 68/.707 0/0 4/2
19.Bautista G/S/vP 21/.581 3/.667 3/.666 2/.500 ··· 2/.000 7/.453 115/92 .357/.530/.762/1.292 1.448/1.253 .992 100/1.246 4/0 9/1
11.Davis G/S/vP ··· ··· 3/1.167 ··· ··· 1/2.000 4/.500 50/44 .191/.240/.255/.495 .333/.518 .491 36/.434 6/2 0/1
10.Encarnacion G/S/vP 6/.000 2/.000 3/1.000 1/3.000 1/.000 ··· 3/.000 86/69 .256/.279/.378/.657 .294/.750 .619 65/.727 1/0 0/6
5.Escobar G/S/vP 3/.000 4/.250 1/no AB 2/no AB ··· 3/.666 4/1.417 117/92 .262/.328/.379/.706 .983/.624 .629 94/.561 1/0 2/0
26.Lind* G/S/vP 25/1.194 ··· 9/.555 2/.000 1/.000 1/2.000 11/.818 125/92 .292/.328/.469/.797 .912/.754 .807 102/.749 1/1 5/2
18.McCoy G/S/vP 3/.666 ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 3/.000 37/21 .235/.297/.353/.650 .606/.667 .544 26/.522 1/0 1/0
6.McDonald G/S/vP 2/2.500 2/.000 9/.000 4/1.250 ··· 2/3.500 13/.500 67/56 .217/.284/.317/.600 .573/.606 .626 65/.582 1/2 1/0
8.Molina G/S/vP 3/.000 ··· ··· 2/.000 ··· ··· 11/.864 42/32 .282/.333/.462/.795 1.600/.550 .697 34/.730 0/0 1/0
16.Patterson* G/S/vP 3/.000 4/.000 5/.400 2/.000 ··· ··· 8/1.250 76/57 .282/.329/.451/.780 .944/.725 .938 76/.780 3/3 2/0
20.Rivera G/S/vP 4/.500 5/.650 6/.533 2/.000 ··· 1/2.000 4/1.250 94/74 .213/.330/.300/.630 .600/.634 .748 75/.682 1/2 2/0
IP 27.1 11.0 10.1 13.1 8.1 10.2 9.1 TOTAL .253/.328/.405/.733 .819/.708 .699 .695 33/11 30/19
ERA-K/9 5.60/5.6 2.45/8.2 0.87/4.4 2.70/8.8 5.40/6.5 2.53/3.4 2.89/2.9 3.44/5.9

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Arencibia (15-5-2)
 Molina (10-4-1)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 119/.275 40/.063 39/.216 50/.174 35/.179 47/.244 33/.267 .238  Bautista
 Patterson
 Davis
 Rivera
 McCoy
0/0/25/3
2/17/0/0
0/10/1/0
7/0/4/0
0/3/0/0
OPS .777 .313 .481 .544 .521 .779 .670 .677
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 59/.830 14/.143 13/.523 19/.544 20/.717 12/.556 14/.429 .634
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 60/.721 26/.408 26/.462 31/.544 15/.277 35/.843 19/.868 .708
Home 81/.831 24/.208 24/.458 28/.332 24/.491 32/.792 12/1.139
Last 28d days 91/.746 34/.307 34/.493 39/.599 29/.519 38/.748 27/.542
HR/SB/CS 4/8/2 0/4/0 0/0/0 1/1/0 0/1/0 1/3/0 1/1/2 21/24/9
Usage ·····X·· ··X·XX·· o·ooo··· ··XX·oo· o···o·o· ····Xo·· ··X···o·
Rays Batters (4.24 RS/G) vs. Blue Jays Pitchers (4.34 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 23.Morrow
G/S/vB
57.Camp
G/S/vB
29.Dotel
G/S/vB
50.Francisco
G/S/vB
54.Frasor
G/S/vB
44.Janssen
G/S/vB
60.Rauch
G/S/vB
34.Rzepczynski*
G/S/vB
33.Villanueva
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
15.Brignac* G/S/vP 11/.091 1/.000 1/.000 1/2.000 1/.000 5/1.800 1/2.000 1/.000 ··· 71/53 .212/.257/.212/.469 .301/.523 .491 61/.474 0/0 0/3
22.Damon* G/S/vP 13/.891 9/.944 4/1.250 6/1.500 14/.742 6/.334 2/1.000 5/.400 ··· 109/76 .245/.280/.402/.682 .732/.661 .373 93/.767 4/0 4/0
5.Fuld* G/S/vP 3/2.000 1/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 2/.000 1/.000 118/73 .274/.339/.415/.754 .611/.841 .662 111/.743 10/3 1/1
28.Jaso* G/S/vP 10/.400 5/.400 ··· 1/2.000 ··· 2/.500 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 57/50 .241/.281/.444/.725 1.514/.628 .642 47/.886 0/1 2/1
24.Johnson* G/S/vP 5/.400 6/.000 ··· 3/.333 6/.666 2/2.000 1/.000 ··· ··· 73/49 .134/.205/.194/.400 .683/.254 .243 54/.488 0/0 1/1
9.Johnson# G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 39/15 .235/.297/.294/.591 .835/.214 .581 31/.597 1/0 0/0
20.Joyce* G/S/vP 7/.143 2/.500 2/.000 2/.500 2/.500 3/.333 ··· ··· 1/no AB 90/74 .346/.411/.519/.930 .466/1.021 1.110 73/1.049 3/0 2/0
11.Kotchman* G/S/vP 3/1.667 2/.000 3/.666 7/.453 5/.200 7/.429 4/.750 ··· 1/.000 52/39 .333/.385/.438/.822 .462/.950 .866 52/.822 0/1 1/0
3.Longoria G/S/vP 13/.558 7/.286 3/.333 3/.333 8/.500 2/1.000 1/3.000 10/.200 ··· 10/6 .111/.200/.111/.311 .500/.167 .311 4/.500 0/0 0/0
1.Rodriguez G/S/vP 8/.661 7/.762 3/.000 5/.400 4/.500 2/.500 1/.000 ··· ··· 69/39 .220/.324/.458/.781 1.260/.420 .958 61/.721 2/1 1/0
10.Shoppach G/S/vP 1/3.000 2/.500 7/.453 3/.333 3/1.667 3/.000 ··· ··· ··· 52/22 .167/.212/.229/.441 .481/.386 .687 45/.438 0/0 1/1
2.Upton G/S/vP 13/.508 13/.308 7/.429 6/.334 18/.411 8/1.500 1/5.000 7/.000 1/2.000 117/84 .248/.342/.416/.758 .458/.869 .777 99/.681 7/2 4/0
18.Zobrist# G/S/vP 15/.421 10/1.600 4/2.250 6/.666 11/.830 4/.500 4/.833 10/.425 1/5.000 118/80 .259/.314/.574/.888 .918/.873 .777 97/.914 5/0 7/0
IP 11.1 14.2 8.0 5.1 13.0 11.1 11.0 13.2 15.2 TOTAL .241/.301/.389/.690 .698/.686 .654 .730 33/9 26/12
ERA-K/9 3.97/12.7 2.45/3.7 4.50/10.1 1.69/10.2 2.08/8.3 0.79/6.4 4.09/5.7 2.63/7.9 1.72/6.3 3.84/7.6

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Jaso (19-4-1)
 Shoppach (5-5-0)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 45/.220 55/.224 36/.179 20/.111 54/.188 45/.220 45/.220 49/.095 55/.087 .236  Joyce
 Fuld
 Upton
 Johnson
 Damon
 Zobrist
 Rodriguez
2/0/24/3
24/1/3/2
0/28/0/1
0/1/0/0
7/0/0/0
0/0/7/0
2/0/0/0
OPS .584 .643 .771 .478 .632 .557 .777 .320 .436 .702
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 23/.654 31/.991 17/1.409 13/.762 25/.588 27/.389 29/.670 28/.258 27/.705 .769
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 22/.513 24/.178 19/.328 7/.000 29/.670 18/.801 16/.938 21/.396 28/.185 .643
Road 25/.584 37/.889 30/.959 11/.091 28/.374 20/.367 27/.835 32/.361 35/.305
Last 28d days 45/.584 47/.716 36/.771 20/.478 42/.559 38/.554 35/.723 37/.310 43/.503
HR/SB/CS 1/3/1 1/1/1 2/0/0 1/4/0 2/5/0 0/1/1 3/0/0 0/0/0 2/2/0 28/25/9
Usage ·····X·· o··Xo··o ····X·X· ···o·X·o ···X·X·· ··X·X··o o···o··· o··o·oo· ··o···X·

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.