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Game Preview: DET @ TOR, 7:07pm, Friday, May 6, 2011 @Rogers Centre

Tigers, 15-17, 15-17 3rd, 7 GB, 2½ GB in WC

SP: Phil Coke (28, LHP, 1-4, 4.50)

2011 Gamelogs / 2011 Splits / vs. TOR Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2011 (1-4) 30.0 27 20 15 12 17 3 4.50
2010 (7-5) 64.2 67 29 27 26 53 2 3.76
2009 (4-3) 60.0 44 34 30 20 49 10 4.50
Last 7 GS 1-3 29.1 29 19 15 13 19 2 4.60 47
2011-05-01 @CLE ND 6.0 4 2 2 2 4 0 97 58
2011-04-26 SEA L 4.1 8 7 7 0 4 2 70 23
2011-04-19 @SEA L 3.2 6 6 2 4 0 0 89 29
2011-04-14 @OAK W 7.0 3 0 0 2 2 0 94 71
2011-04-09 KCR L 6.2 3 2 2 4 7 0 92 63
2010-10-03 @BAL ND 1.2 5 2 2 1 2 0 45 38
Has never faced TOR as starter.
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:    9-7    Road:    6-10   ExtrInn: 1-1 
 vsRHP:   8-13   vsLHP:   7-4    1-Run:   3-2 
 vsEast:  5-5    vsCntrl: 4-5    vsWest:  6-7  IL: 0-0 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 32 Thu, May  5   NYY  W   6-3       15-17  3rd  7.0 gb
 31 Wed, May  4   NYY  W   4-0       14-17  3rd  7.0 gb
 30 Tue, May  3   NYY  W   4-2       13-17  3rd  8.0 gb
 29 Mon, May  2   NYY  L   3-5       12-17  3rd  8.0 gb
 28 Sun, May  1  @CLE  L   4-5       12-16  3rd  7.5 gb
 27 Sat, Apr 30  @CLE  L   2-3 (13)  12-15  3rd  6.5 gb
 26 Fri, Apr 29  @CLE  L   5-9       12-14  3rd  5.5 gb
 25 Thu, Apr 28   SEA  L   2-7       12-13  2nd  4.5 gb
 24 Wed, Apr 27   SEA  L   1-10      12-12  2nd  3.5 gb
 23 Tue, Apr 26   SEA  L   3-7       12-11  2nd  2.5 gb
 Last 10: 3-7    Last 20:10-10   Last 30:15-15
Blue Jays, 14-17, 14-17 4th, 4 GB, 3 GB in WC

SP: Jesse Litsch (26, RHP, 2-2, 4.60)

2011 Gamelogs / 2011 Splits / vs. DET Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2011 (2-2) 29.1 31 17 15 11 22 3 4.60
2010 (1-5) 46.2 53 30 30 15 16 7 5.79
2009 (0-1) 9.0 14 9 9 1 8 4 9.00
Last 7 GS 2-3 38.2 42 23 21 16 26 4 4.89 46
2011-05-01 @NYY L 6.0 6 5 5 2 5 2 94 43
2011-04-26 @TEX W 6.0 7 3 3 2 1 0 92 45
2011-04-17 @BOS L 6.0 7 6 4 1 5 1 97 42
2011-04-11 @SEA ND 5.0 5 0 0 4 4 0 111 57
2011-04-06 OAK W 6.1 6 3 3 2 7 0 100 54
2010-08-01 CLE L 4.0 6 4 4 2 1 1 74 33
2010-07-25 @DET ND 5.1 5 2 2 3 3 0 82 50
Last 5 v.DET 0-1 18.1 16 7 7 6 11 3 3.44 54
2010-07-25 @DET ND 5.1 5 2 2 3 3 0 82 50
2009-04-08 DET L 6.0 7 5 5 1 5 3 106 42
2008-08-14 @DET ND 7.0 4 0 0 2 3 0 111 70
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:    6-5    Road:    8-12   ExtrInn: 3-1 
 vsRHP:  10-13   vsLHP:   4-4    1-Run:   5-8 
 vsEast:  5-10   vsCntrl: 2-1    vsWest:  7-6  IL: 0-0 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 31 Thu, May  5  @TBR  L   1-3       14-17  4th  4.0 gb
 30 Wed, May  4  @TBR  W   3-2       14-16  4th  4.0 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
 Last 10: 5-5    Last 20: 9-11   Last 30:13-17
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Sun, Aug 29, 2010 DET 10 @TOR  4        W:Rick Porcello (7-11), L: Marc Rzepczynski (1-3), S: none
Sat, Aug 28, 2010 TOR  5  DET  4        W:Brandon Morrow (10-6), L: Alfredo Figaro (0-2), S: Kevin Gregg (30)
Fri, Aug 27, 2010 TOR  3  DET  2 (11)   W:Shawn Camp (4-2), L: Phil Coke (7-3), S: none
Thu, Aug 26, 2010 DET  7 @TOR  1        W:Max Scherzer (10-9), L: Ricky Romero (10-8), S: none
Sun, Jul 25, 2010 DET  6  TOR  5        W:Phil Coke (6-1), L: Jason Frasor (3-3), S: Jose Valverde (21)
Sun, Jul 25, 2010 TOR  5 @DET  3        W:Scott Downs (4-5), L: Jose Valverde (1-2), S: Kevin Gregg (23)
Sat, Jul 24, 2010 TOR  3 @DET  2        W:Shaun Marcum (9-4), L: Rick Porcello (4-8), S: Kevin Gregg (22)
Thu, Jul 22, 2010 DET  5  TOR  2        W:Justin Verlander (12-5), L: Ricky Romero (7-7), S: Jose Valverde (20)
Mon, Sep 14, 2009 DET  6  TOR  5 (10)   W:Bobby Seay (6-3), L: Brian Wolfe (1-2), S: none
Sun, Sep 13, 2009 DET  7  TOR  2        W:Rick Porcello (13-8), L: Ricky Romero (12-8), S: none
Season Series: 2011 -  0-0; 2010 - Tied 4-4; 2009 - TOR won 5-3; All-Time - TOR leads 204-171

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
Tigers Batters (4.19 RS/G) vs. Blue Jays Pitchers (4.23 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 51.Litsch
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/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
13.Avila* G/S/vP 2/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· 1/2.000 1/.000 1/5.000 3/.666 ··· 100/73 .303/.343/.573/.916 .619/1.031 .846 76/.892 2/0 5/1
26.Boesch* G/S/vP 2/2.000 ··· 1/.000 1/.000 1/no AB 1/.000 3/.000 3/.333 ··· 122/88 .318/.377/.458/.835 1.042/.759 .859 98/.801 3/2 2/0
24.Cabrera G/S/vP 9/1.555 7/2.143 14/1.107 7/.286 7/1.238 4/1.417 16/.837 3/1.667 2/.000 140/99 .339/.457/.607/1.064 1.146/1.032 1.259 109/.991 0/0 7/1
15.Inge G/S/vP 6/1.500 10/1.056 3/.333 6/.666 12/.166 4/.000 9/.000 3/.000 6/.666 110/70 .200/.248/.290/.538 .696/.449 .519 86/.479 0/0 1/4
14.Jackson G/S/vP 3/1.333 3/2.000 ··· 1/.000 1/2.000 1/2.000 3/.333 4/.250 ··· 135/90 .190/.258/.281/.539 .584/.513 .544 102/.516 3/2 1/1
32.Kelly* G/S/vP 2/no AB ··· ··· 2/.000 2/.000 ··· ··· ··· 2/2.000 35/34 .219/.265/.344/.608 2.000/.565 .778 25/.554 1/0 0/1
41.Martinez# G/S/vP ··· 17/.823 11/.582 7/.619 11/.989 3/.666 4/1.167 2/.500 1/.000 72/54 .258/.306/.409/.715 .544/.766 .780 42/.607 0/0 2/0
30.Ordonez G/S/vP 6/.900 8/.661 14/.715 7/.143 8/.661 3/1.667 4/.000 ··· 3/.666 90/59 .181/.244/.229/.473 .499/.460 .353 71/.453 0/1 1/0
27.Peralta G/S/vP 2/.000 15/.277 8/.875 9/.222 9/.958 3/1.167 2/1.000 5/.933 ··· 112/72 .257/.313/.366/.679 .432/.803 .604 88/.657 0/1 1/1
25.Raburn G/S/vP ··· 4/.833 4/.000 1/.000 6/.500 1/.000 3/.000 3/.000 ··· 119/75 .229/.277/.404/.681 .712/.662 .659 103/.676 0/0 4/4
39.Santiago# G/S/vP 3/.666 5/.650 ··· 4/.833 3/.000 1/2.000 6/.000 ··· 1/2.000 49/32 .293/.333/.341/.675 .598/.715 .590 39/.705 0/0 0/0
20.Sizemore G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 12/8 .333/.333/.417/.750 1.750/.250 12/.750 1/0 0/1
57.Wells G/S/vP ··· 2/.500 ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 1/.000 3/1.667 ··· 41/15 .243/.317/.378/.695 .569/.905 .691 40/.714 0/0 1/1
IP 29.1 14.2 9.0 6.1 13.2 12.2 11.0 14.2 15.2 TOTAL .252/.317/.387/.704 .703/.705 .705 .679 11/6 25/23
ERA-K/9 4.60/6.8 2.45/3.7 4.00/9.0 2.84/11.4 1.98/7.9 0.71/5.7 4.09/5.7 2.45/9.2 1.72/6.3 3.76/7.6

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Avila (21-11-1)
 Martinez (3-1-0)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 128/.270 55/.224 39/.161 26/.136 55/.184 50/.217 45/.220 53/.109 55/.087 .236  Jackson
 Boesch
 Ordonez
 Raburn
 Kelly
 Wells
0/32/0/2
11/0/15/2
0/0/8/1
27/0/0/1
2/3/8/1
0/1/15/1
OPS .756 .643 .703 .542 .620 .541 .777 .335 .436 .699
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 77/1.037 31/.991 18/1.304 18/.817 26/.564 31/.404 29/.670 30/.313 27/.705 .764
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 51/.330 24/.178 21/.296 8/.000 29/.670 19/.757 16/.938 23/.360 28/.185 .637
Home 26/.724 18/.170 6/.000 9/.958 26/.911 25/.708 18/.678 17/.243 20/.675
Last 28d days 102/.764 44/.770 36/.771 26/.542 39/.516 41/.512 31/.755 41/.331 43/.503
HR/SB/CS 3/1/1 1/1/1 2/0/0 1/4/0 2/5/0 0/1/1 3/0/0 0/0/0 2/2/0 28/26/9
Usage ····X··· ··o··Xo· o·····X· ·X···o·X ·o···X·X X···X·X· ··o···o· ·Xo··o·o ····o···
Blue Jays Batters (4.29 RS/G) vs. Tigers Pitchers (4.66 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 40.Coke*
G/S/vB
53.Benoit
G/S/vB
45.Perry
G/S/vB
55.Schlereth*
G/S/vB
36.Thomas*
G/S/vB
46.Valverde
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
9.Arencibia G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 82/57 .250/.305/.500/.805 .916/.755 1.058 68/.660 0/0 4/2
19.Bautista G/S/vP ··· 3/3.000 2/no AB 1/3.000 ··· 4/.500 115/92 .357/.530/.762/1.292 1.448/1.253 1.956 96/1.285 4/0 9/1
11.Davis G/S/vP 3/.666 1/no AB 4/.500 ··· ··· 1/2.000 58/48 .182/.224/.236/.461 .200/.517 .500 36/.492 7/2 0/1
10.Encarnacion G/S/vP 1/.000 2/.000 2/.000 ··· 1/.000 9/.611 93/73 .250/.280/.364/.643 .250/.755 .706 69/.734 1/0 0/6
5.Escobar G/S/vP 2/.000 ··· 1/no AB 1/.000 ··· 5/.650 125/97 .252/.315/.360/.675 .876/.612 .814 102/.535 1/0 2/1
26.Lind* G/S/vP 8/.000 4/.500 ··· 1/.000 2/.000 2/2.500 133/97 .314/.346/.504/.850 .891/.834 .783 102/.832 1/1 6/2
18.McCoy G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 40/21 .243/.300/.351/.651 .618/.667 .764 29/.538 2/0 1/0
6.McDonald G/S/vP ··· 4/.500 ··· 1/2.000 ··· 1/2.000 74/60 .209/.270/.299/.569 .593/.563 .551 66/.573 1/2 1/0
8.Molina G/S/vP 1/.000 8/.804 1/no AB 1/.000 2/.000 1/.000 46/36 .262/.311/.429/.740 1.600/.501 .945 35/.730 0/0 1/0
16.Patterson* G/S/vP 3/.000 1/2.000 2/.000 2/.000 1/.000 6/.000 84/61 .253/.298/.405/.703 .772/.676 .382 84/.703 3/3 2/0
20.Rivera G/S/vP 1/no AB 6/.000 5/.200 ··· ··· 1/.000 101/78 .218/.327/.310/.637 .614/.641 .424 75/.697 1/2 2/0
IP 30.0 11.0 6.1 12.2 8.2 13.2 TOTAL .249/.322/.397/.719 .759/.706 .789 .699 35/11 31/20
ERA-K/9 4.50/5.1 8.18/5.7 5.68/11.4 2.13/4.3 10.38/5.2 1.98/7.9 4.38/7.4

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Arencibia (15-5-2)
 Molina (11-4-1)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 129/.237 52/.289 31/.320 51/.205 45/.417 56/.235 .259  Bautista
 Rivera
 Patterson
 Davis
 McCoy
0/0/25/3
9/0/4/1
2/19/0/0
0/10/3/0
0/3/0/0
OPS .706 .721 .920 .658 .978 .617 .735
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 44/.522 29/.824 14/1.227 21/.248 19/1.036 37/.668 .757
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 85/.796 23/.570 17/.670 30/.960 26/.935 19/.526 .710
Road 83/.620 35/.710 15/.619 26/.781 29/1.135 19/.563
Last 28d days 118/.678 39/.930 25/1.077 41/.693 38/.802 45/.699
HR/SB/CS 3/3/1 1/1/0 1/1/0 2/0/1 1/0/0 1/0/1 30/24/12
Usage ····X··· ····X·X· ···Xo·XX X·X··Xo· ···o···· X·oX···o

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.