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Game Preview: TOR @ TBR, 7:10pm, Saturday, September 24, 2011 @Tropicana Field

Blue Jays, 80-77, 80-77 4th, 15½ GB, 8½ GB in WC

SP: Ricky Romero (26, LHP, 15-10, 2.98)

2011 Gamelogs / 2011 Splits / vs. TBR Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2011 (15-10) 217.1 170 79 72 78 173 24 2.98
2010 (14-9) 210.0 189 98 87 82 174 15 3.73
2009 (13-9) 178.0 192 88 85 79 141 18 4.30
Last 7 GS 4-1 51.1 42 20 19 17 32 7 3.33 57
2011-09-19 LAA ND 9.0 6 2 2 0 5 2 110 72
2011-09-14 @BOS W 8.0 6 4 3 1 4 1 102 59
2011-09-08 BOS W 6.2 5 3 3 3 7 0 113 56
2011-09-03 @NYY L 6.2 8 5 5 3 5 1 112 40
2011-08-29 TBR W 6.0 6 3 3 4 2 2 107 46
2011-08-24 KCR ND 6.0 8 3 3 4 3 1 109 43
2011-08-18 @OAK W 9.0 3 0 0 2 6 0 111 85
Last 5 v.TBR 3-2 32.0 18 13 13 14 32 6 3.66 60
2011-08-29 TBR W 6.0 6 3 3 4 2 2 107 46
2011-08-02 @TBR W 8.0 1 1 1 4 7 1 109 79
2011-05-19 TBR W 7.0 3 1 1 2 6 1 104 71
2011-04-24 TBR L 7.0 5 2 2 1 10 1 102 68
2010-09-11 TBR L 4.0 3 6 6 3 7 1 86 36
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   42-39   Road:   38-38   ExtrInn:13-4 
 vsRHP:  57-59   vsLHP:  23-18   1-Run:  28-26
 vsEast: 33-37   vsCntrl:17-13   vsWest: 22-17 IL: 8-10

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
157 Fri, Sep 23  @TBR  W   5-1       80-77  4th 15.5 gb
156 Thu, Sep 22   LAA  W   4-3 (12)  79-77  4th 16.0 gb
155 Wed, Sep 21   LAA  L   2-7       78-77  4th 17.0 gb
154 Tue, Sep 20   LAA  L   6-10      78-76  4th 15.5 gb
153 Mon, Sep 19   LAA  W   3-2 (10)  78-75  4th 14.5 gb
152 Sun, Sep 18   NYY  W   3-0       77-75  4th 14.5 gb
151 Sat, Sep 17   NYY  L   6-7       76-75  4th 15.5 gb
150 Fri, Sep 16   NYY  W   5-4       76-74  4th 14.5 gb
149 Wed, Sep 14  @BOS  W   5-4       75-74  4th 15.5 gb
148 Tue, Sep 13  @BOS  L   6-18      74-74  4th 16.5 gb
 Last 10: 6-4    Last 20:11-9    Last 30:15-15
Rays, 86-71, 86-71 3rd, 9½ GB, 2½ GB in WC

SP: Jeff Niemann (28, RHP, 11-7, 3.95)

2011 Gamelogs / 2011 Splits / vs. TOR Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2011 (11-7) 134.1 129 63 59 35 105 17 3.95
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 4-3 45.0 39 25 25 13 37 8 5.00 52
2011-09-17 @BOS W 5.0 4 2 2 2 6 0 90 55
2011-09-12 @BAL W 7.2 6 2 2 2 5 1 109 62
2011-09-06 TEX L 4.2 9 7 7 1 3 2 93 20
2011-09-01 @TEX L 5.0 6 5 5 2 2 2 91 35
2011-08-27 @TOR W 6.1 5 3 3 2 6 0 111 55
2011-08-22 DET L 7.1 6 4 4 3 5 1 112 52
2011-08-16 @BOS W 9.0 3 2 2 1 10 2 114 82
Last 5 v.TOR 2-2 29.1 22 16 16 9 20 2 4.91 52
2011-08-27 @TOR W 6.1 5 3 3 2 6 0 111 55
2011-05-04 TOR L 4.0 6 3 3 0 0 1 62 38
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
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   42-34   Road:   44-37   ExtrInn: 8-5 
 vsRHP:  57-52   vsLHP:  29-19   1-Run:  25-18
 vsEast: 37-30   vsCntrl:21-17   vsWest: 16-18 IL:12-6 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
157 Fri, Sep 23   TOR  L   1-5       86-71  3rd  9.5 gb
156 Thu, Sep 22  @NYY  W  15-8       86-70  3rd  9.0 gb
155 Wed, Sep 21  @NYY  L   2-4       85-70  3rd 10.0 gb
154 Wed, Sep 21  @NYY  L   2-4       85-69  3rd 10.0 gb
153 Tue, Sep 20  @NYY  L   0-5       85-68  3rd  8.0 gb
152 Sun, Sep 18  @BOS  W   8-5       85-67  3rd  6.5 gb
151 Sat, Sep 17  @BOS  W   4-3       84-67  3rd  7.5 gb
150 Fri, Sep 16  @BOS  L   3-4       83-67  3rd  7.5 gb
149 Thu, Sep 15  @BOS  W   9-2       83-66  3rd  7.5 gb
148 Wed, Sep 14  @BAL  L   2-6       82-66  3rd  8.0 gb
 Last 10: 4-6    Last 20:12-8    Last 30:17-13
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Fri, Sep 23, 2011 TOR  5 @TBR  1        W:Brandon Morrow (11-11), L: David Price (12-13), S: none
Mon, Aug 29, 2011 TOR  7  TBR  3        W:Ricky Romero (13-9), L: Wade Davis (8-8), S: none
Sun, Aug 28, 2011 TBR 12 @TOR  0        W:David Price (12-11), L: Brandon Morrow (9-9), S: none
Sat, Aug 27, 2011 TBR  6 @TOR  5        W:Jeff Niemann (9-5), L: Shawn Camp (1-3), S: Joel Peralta (2)
Fri, Aug 26, 2011 TBR  6 @TOR  1        W:James Shields (12-10), L: Henderson Alvarez (0-2), S: none
Thu, Aug 04, 2011 TBR  7  TOR  6 (12)   W:Brandon Gomes (1-1), L: Shawn Camp (1-2), S: none
Wed, Aug 03, 2011 TBR  9  TOR  1        W:James Shields (10-9), L: Carlos Villanueva (6-3), S: none
Tue, Aug 02, 2011 TOR  3 @TBR  1        W:Ricky Romero (9-9), L: David Price (9-10), S: Jon Rauch (10)
Thu, May 19, 2011 TOR  3  TBR  2        W:Ricky Romero (4-4), L: Wade Davis (4-4), S: Frank Francisco (5)
Wed, May 18, 2011 TBR  6 @TOR  5        W:Jeremy Hellickson (5-2), L: Jesse Litsch (4-3), S: Kyle Farnsworth (9)
Season Series: 2011 - TBR over 10-6; 2010 - TBR won 10-8; 2009 - TBR won 14-4; All-Time - TBR leads 120-117

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 (4.66 RS/G) vs. Rays Pitchers (3.81 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 34.Niemann
G/S/vB
37.Cruz
G/S/vB
49.De La Rosa
G/S/vB
43.Farnsworth
G/S/vB
47.Gomes
G/S/vB
74.Howell*
G/S/vB
57.McGee*
G/S/vB
55.Moore*
G/S/vB
62.Peralta
G/S/vB
27.Ramos*
G/S/vB
21.Sonnanstine
G/S/vB
56.Torres*
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
9.Arencibia G/S/vP 3/1.000 3/1.333 ··· ··· 3/.666 1/2.000 ··· ··· 4/.250 2/.000 ··· ··· 467/358 .222/.281/.449/.729 .842/.694 .747 77/.785 1/1 23/6
19.Bautista G/S/vP 24/.711 3/.667 1/.000 3/.666 2/.000 6/2.500 3/.333 ··· 2/.500 1/no AB 7/.453 ··· 636/489 .303/.447/.611/1.058 1.152/1.030 1.053 111/.847 8/5 42/8
30.Cooper* G/S/vP 2/1.500 ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 2/.000 1/.000 ··· 69/58 .203/.290/.390/.680 .727/.668 .565 28/.934 0/0 2/3
10.Encarnacion G/S/vP 11/.384 5/1.400 1/.000 4/.750 2/.500 1/2.000 2/3.000 ··· 2/1.500 1/.000 4/.000 ··· 522/389 .276/.335/.459/.794 .847/.776 .691 97/.782 8/2 17/12
2.Johnson* G/S/vP 7/.762 7/.286 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 1/no AB ··· ··· 3/1.667 2/1.000 ··· ··· 593/440 .220/.302/.416/.718 .613/.756 .734 100/.815 16/5 21/10
26.Lind* G/S/vP 30/1.308 1/2.000 ··· 10/.500 2/2.000 7/.000 3/.000 ··· 2/.000 1/.000 12/.916 ··· 533/389 .255/.300/.447/.747 .662/.779 .746 80/.766 1/1 26/4
39.Loewen* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 26/23 .227/.346/.364/.710 .333/.748 .500 26/.710 0/0 1/2
18.McCoy G/S/vP 3/.666 ··· ··· 1/.000 1/no AB ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 3/.000 ··· 207/139 .212/.305/.274/.579 .520/.607 .516 98/.506 10/2 1/3
8.Molina G/S/vP 5/.000 1/4.000 ··· ··· ··· 2/.000 ··· ··· 2/.000 1/.000 12/.788 ··· 186/129 .277/.341/.410/.750 .731/.759 .768 34/.565 2/1 3/1
28.Rasmus* G/S/vP 3/.000 1/3.000 ··· 5/.000 1/.000 4/1.250 2/2.500 ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 511/367 .230/.304/.398/.702 .701/.702 .770 33/.313 5/2 14/6
20.Teahen* G/S/vP 10/1.000 ··· ··· 7/.971 1/.000 6/.000 3/.333 ··· 1/.000 2/2.000 12/.334 ··· 164/138 .187/.252/.293/.545 .359/.580 .418 17/.517 0/1 4/1
46.Thames* G/S/vP 3/.666 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 3/1.666 ··· 1/.000 2/.000 ··· ··· 372/288 .270/.315/.465/.780 .692/.806 .737 104/.765 2/0 12/2
3.Wise* G/S/vP 8/.661 3/.000 ··· 4/2.000 1/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· 3/.000 ··· 4/.500 ··· 99/79 .202/.232/.277/.509 .300/.564 .645 23/.478 6/2 1/2
25.Woodward G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 9/8 .000/.000/.000/.000 .000/.000 .000 5/.000 0/0 0/0
IP 134.1 47.0 6.0 54.1 34.0 30.2 26.0 9.1 64.2 42.2 35.2 3.0 TOTAL .251/.318/.417/.734 .771/.723 .708 .739 128/50 183/106
ERA-K/9 3.95/7.0 3.83/8.6 12.00/10.5 2.32/7.5 3.18/7.1 6.16/7.6 4.85/9.0 2.89/14.5 3.06/8.2 4.01/6.5 5.55/3.0 9.00/12.0 3.61/7.1

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Arencibia (82-27-12)
 Molina (24-11-8)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 565/.249 194/.212 30/.370 219/.222 150/.258 138/.259 116/.272 40/.243 246/.192 189/.228 152/.292 21/.333 .236  Bautista
 Rasmus
 McCoy
 Thames
 Wise
 Loewen
 Teahen
0/0/113/13
0/123/0/4
0/16/5/2
48/0/27/2
13/36/1/1
1/3/2/0
6/0/8/0
OPS .718 .664 .952 .631 .689 .770 .824 .651 .603 .682 .906 .924 .688
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 306/.721 80/.534 13/.962 100/.708 61/.834 68/.581 59/.529 11/.697 113/.436 99/.646 77/1.002 6/.900 .666
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 259/.715 114/.757 17/.945 119/.571 89/.593 70/.978 57/1.149 29/.633 133/.747 90/.723 75/.811 15/.933 .706
Home 274/.782 99/.630 9/.222 118/.636 82/.546 60/.636 58/1.031 / 109/.383 83/.565 53/.840 7/.821
Last 28d days 95/.905 21/.627 26/.983 25/1.389 29/.584 28/.987 34/.546 40/.651 26/.434 36/.681 5/.800 14/.955
HR/SB/CS 17/16/5 4/8/3 1/0/1 5/1/1 3/3/1 5/5/1 5/4/0 1/0/0 7/5/2 4/4/0 10/1/2 0/1/0 154/100/32
Usage ······X· ·oo····· oX·X···· ········ ·oo··o·o X·o··o·o ·oo··X·· ·X····X· ·····XX· X·oX·o·o ···X···· ·X······
Rays Batters (4.32 RS/G) vs. Blue Jays Pitchers (4.73 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS Romero*
G/S/vB
37.Alvarez
G/S/vB
58.Beck
G/S/vB
57.Camp
G/S/vB
34.Carreno
G/S/vB
49.Farquhar
G/S/vB
50.Francisco
G/S/vB
44.Janssen
G/S/vB
35.Lewis*
G/S/vB
51.Litsch
G/S/vB
29.McGowan
G/S/vB
47.Perez*
G/S/vB
33.Villanueva
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
15.Brignac* G/S/vP 5/.000 2/.000 ··· 2/.000 1/2.000 ··· 1/2.000 5/1.800 2/.000 ··· ··· 2/1.000 ··· 255/213 .187/.222/.216/.438 .349/.455 .534 36/.367 3/1 1/7
45.Canzler G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 4/3 .500/.500/.500/1.000 2.000/.333 4/1.000 0/0 0/
22.Damon* G/S/vP 26/1.577 3/.000 ··· 10/1.000 2/1.000 ··· 6/1.500 8/.250 1/.000 23/1.026 24/.825 1/no AB 3/.000 625/446 .258/.321/.412/.733 .747/.728 .652 96/.783 18/5 15/0
5.Fuld* G/S/vP 3/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 3/1.334 3/.000 ··· 4/.333 ··· 3/.000 2/1.000 345/260 .240/.311/.360/.671 .554/.708 .726 6/.667 20/8 3/3
30.Guyer G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 40/12 .184/.205/.368/.574 .704/.258 .611 34/.525 0/0 2/0
28.Jaso* G/S/vP 6/1.917 2/.500 ··· 5/.400 1/5.000 ··· 3/1.167 3/.333 1/.000 3/.333 ··· ··· 1/.000 272/234 .220/.295/.351/.646 .574/.656 .646 52/.630 1/2 5/4
8.Jennings G/S/vP 7/.953 3/1.666 ··· 1/3.000 3/.000 ··· 1/.000 2/.000 2/2.500 3/.666 ··· 3/1.167 3/2.000 262/178 .283/.375/.491/.866 .835/.880 .829 115/.679 19/6 10/1
24.Johnson* G/S/vP 9/.708 ··· ··· 6/.000 ··· ··· 3/.333 2/2.000 ··· 6/.000 6/.500 ··· ··· 90/59 .108/.178/.157/.334 .526/.228 .230 6/.167 0/0 1/1
9.Johnson# G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 4/.500 ··· ··· 1/.000 2/1.000 ··· 3/2.667 ··· 2/1.000 ··· 181/91 .194/.257/.338/.595 .647/.550 .570 7/.619 5/7 4/2
20.Joyce* G/S/vP 10/.100 3/.666 ··· 3/.667 ··· ··· 4/.250 5/.650 2/1.000 7/1.262 ··· 1/2.000 4/1.750 506/412 .280/.352/.480/.832 .709/.860 .917 82/.802 13/1 18/3
11.Kotchman* G/S/vP 11/.473 3/.333 ··· 3/.333 2/.500 ··· 9/.476 10/.500 1/no AB 7/.762 10/1.056 1/.000 3/1.666 546/394 .309/.379/.428/.807 .716/.844 .872 106/.664 2/2 10/2
31.Lobaton# G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 35/17 .100/.229/.133/.362 .343/.371 .308 31/.412 0/0 0/1
3.Longoria G/S/vP 22/.938 3/3.334 ··· 9/.222 3/.333 ··· 5/.200 4/.500 2/.000 9/1.356 2/4.000 3/.667 3/.000 551/408 .242/.348/.482/.830 .946/.792 .767 114/.907 3/2 28/13
1.Rodriguez G/S/vP 17/.520 ··· ··· 8/.929 ··· ··· 6/.334 3/1.167 2/.000 1/.000 3/.000 3/1.000 2/no AB 419/258 .226/.324/.365/.689 .890/.566 .624 81/.828 11/7 8/11
16.Ruggiano G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 2/.000 3/.333 ··· ··· 111/63 .248/.273/.400/.673 .576/.748 .656 11/.364 1/1 4/0
10.Shoppach G/S/vP 13/.077 ··· ··· 3/.333 ··· ··· 4/.250 5/.000 2/5.000 ··· ··· 2/.000 ··· 238/118 .169/.264/.314/.578 .741/.412 .449 20/.681 0/0 9/3
2.Upton G/S/vP 26/.672 3/.333 ··· 15/.624 3/.333 ··· 9/.222 10/1.200 2/.500 23/.685 13/.077 2/.500 4/1.000 615/444 .240/.325/.421/.745 .719/.754 .637 111/.956 31/11 22/3
18.Zobrist# G/S/vP 27/.968 3/.000 ··· 12/1.278 2/.000 ··· 8/.750 6/.333 3/1.167 9/.347 3/.666 4/.750 4/2.500 652/449 .267/.349/.456/.805 .876/.783 .696 93/.530 18/6 17/5
IP 217.1 56.2 1.1 64.0 15.2 1.2 49.2 53.2 5.0 72.2 17.0 64.0 105.0 TOTAL .243/.320/.399/.719 .742/.710 .693 .715 146/60 160/71
ERA-K/9 2.98/7.2 3.65/5.4 0.00/13.8 4.36/4.1 1.15/8.0 16.20/0.0 3.62/9.4 2.35/8.4 9.00/9.0 4.46/7.7 6.35/9.0 5.20/7.5 4.11/5.7 4.36/7.2

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Jaso (50-10-4)
 Lobaton (6-2-0)
 Shoppach (23-18-1)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 885/.216 232/.263 5/.200 284/.304 59/.200 10/.571 214/.246 217/.235 31/.444 308/.245 76/.246 290/.290 447/.252 .257  Joyce
 Upton
 Fuld
 Jennings
 Zobrist
 Ruggiano
 Guyer
 Damon
 Rodriguez
 Johnson
15/0/121/8
0/146/0/6
75/7/8/5
48/8/1/2
0/0/37/1
27/4/5/1
3/0/9/0
16/0/0/0
2/0/0/0
1/1/0/0
OPS .657 .718 .400 .831 .563 1.314 .725 .612 1.220 .742 .819 .830 .703 .747
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 268/.815 132/.709 1/2.000 136/.896 26/.683 4/1.750 132/.826 115/.559 12/1.383 173/.866 43/.974 113/.704 238/.714 .768
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 617/.591 100/.729 4/.000 148/.770 33/.470 6/1.000 82/.564 102/.673 19/1.121 135/.586 33/.622 177/.913 209/.691 .730
Road 447/.680 75/.563 1/.000 120/.782 15/.718 7/1.714 77/.604 69/.388 10/1.389 143/.656 / 156/.746 240/.669
Last 28d days 148/.733 131/.653 5/.400 33/.495 37/.455 10/1.314 39/.636 42/.703 26/1.065 47/.769 76/.819 56/1.340 35/.751
HR/SB/CS 24/15/6 7/1/1 0/0/0 3/8/2 1/0/1 0/0/0 7/13/1 2/2/3 1/0/0 9/2/1 3/4/0 9/2/3 11/12/1 170/106/38
Usage ····X··· ·X····X· ··o····· ·Xoo···· oo·X···· ···o···· ·o···X·· ·oX·o··X ········ ·oX····X ··X····X X·o····· ··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.