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Game Preview: MIN @ BAL, 1:35pm, Sunday, April 8, 2012 @Oriole Park at Camden Yards

Twins, 0-2, 0-2 4th, 2 GB, 2 GB in WC

SP: Anthony Swarzak (26, RHP, 0-0, undef)

2012 Gamelogs / 2012 Splits / vs. BAL Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2011 (4-7) 102.0 111 53 49 26 55 9 4.32
2009 (3-7) 59.0 76 43 41 20 34 12 6.25
Last 7 GS 1-4 38.1 49 27 24 6 25 4 5.63 44
2011-09-27 KCR W 6.1 10 2 2 0 6 0 98 51
2011-09-22 SEA ND 6.0 9 2 2 2 4 0 97 48
2011-09-17 CLE L 1.2 7 7 7 1 0 1 54 12
2011-09-10 @DET ND 6.0 4 2 2 2 6 1 94 60
2011-09-05 CHW L 8.0 7 2 2 0 4 0 103 64
2011-08-30 @CHW L 4.1 6 8 6 1 1 1 80 23
2011-07-18 CLE L 6.0 6 4 3 0 4 1 96 50
Has never faced BAL as starter.
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:    0-0    Road:    0-2    ExtrInn: 0-0 
 vsRHP:   0-2    vsLHP:   0-0    1-Run:   0-0 
 vsEast:  0-2    vsCntrl: 0-0    vsWest:  0-0  IL: 0-0 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
  2 Sat, Apr  7  @BAL  L   2-8        0-2   4th  2.0 gb
  1 Fri, Apr  6  @BAL  L   2-4        0-1   2nd  1.0 gb
 Last 10: 0-2    Last 20: 0-2    Last 30: 0-2 
Orioles, 2-0, 2-0 1st, Tied

SP: Jason Hammel (29, RHP, 0-0, undef)

2012 Gamelogs / 2012 Splits / vs. MIN Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2011 (7-13) 170.1 175 100 90 68 94 21 4.76
2010 (10-9) 177.2 201 97 95 47 141 18 4.81
2009 (10-8) 176.2 203 94 85 42 133 17 4.33
Last 7 GS 2-2 38.2 37 25 24 17 22 4 5.59 46
2011-09-24 @HOU ND 7.0 3 2 2 1 3 1 98 65
2011-09-06 ARI ND 7.0 6 2 1 1 6 0 95 64
2011-08-19 LAD L 3.0 6 6 6 3 1 1 70 21
2011-08-13 @STL W 6.1 5 1 1 3 1 0 113 57
2011-08-08 @CIN ND 4.0 4 6 6 2 2 2 65 30
2011-08-03 PHI L 5.0 8 6 6 4 4 0 96 27
2011-07-29 @SDP W 6.1 5 2 2 3 5 0 115 57
Last 5 v.MIN 1-0 12.0 9 4 4 5 9 1 3.00 57
2008-04-17 @MIN W 6.0 6 3 3 2 5 0 101 51
2006-09-06 MIN ND 6.0 3 1 1 3 4 1 99 63
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:    2-0    Road:    0-0    ExtrInn: 0-0 
 vsRHP:   1-0    vsLHP:   1-0    1-Run:   0-0 
 vsEast:  0-0    vsCntrl: 2-0    vsWest:  0-0  IL: 0-0 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
  2 Sat, Apr  7   MIN  W   8-2        2-0   1st    Tied
  1 Fri, Apr  6   MIN  W   4-2        1-0   1st    Tied
 Last 10: 2-0    Last 20: 2-0    Last 30: 2-0 
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Sat, Apr 07, 2012 BAL  8  MIN  2        W:Tommy Hunter (1-0), L: Francisco Liriano (0-1), S: none
Fri, Apr 06, 2012 BAL  4  MIN  2        W:Jake Arrieta (1-0), L: Carl Pavano (0-1), S: Jim Johnson (1)

Thu, Aug 25, 2011 BAL  6 @MIN  1        W:Jo-Jo Reyes (7-10), L: Anthony Swarzak (3-4), S: none
Wed, Aug 24, 2011 BAL  6 @MIN  1        W:Jeremy Guthrie (6-16), L: Kevin Slowey (0-2), S: none
Tue, Aug 23, 2011 BAL  8 @MIN  1        W:Alfredo Simon (4-6), L: Brian Duensing (8-13), S: none
Mon, Aug 22, 2011 BAL  4 @MIN  1        W:Zach Britton (7-9), L: Carl Pavano (6-10), S: Kevin Gregg (18)
Thu, Apr 21, 2011 MIN  3 @BAL  1        W:Scott Baker (1-2), L: Jeremy Guthrie (1-3), S: Matt Capps (3)
Wed, Apr 20, 2011 BAL  5  MIN  4        W:Zach Britton (3-1), L: Nick Blackburn (1-3), S: Kevin Gregg (2)
Tue, Apr 19, 2011 BAL 11  MIN  0        W:Jake Arrieta (2-1), L: Carl Pavano (1-2), S: none
Mon, Apr 18, 2011 MIN  5 @BAL  3        W:Francisco Liriano (1-3), L: Chris Tillman (0-2), S: Matt Capps (2)
Season Series: 2012 - BAL over 2-0; 2011 - BAL won 6-2; 2010 - MIN won 5-3; All-Time - BAL leads 951-935

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 2012 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 2011 season

NOTE: Team stats shown are for the 2012 season. Player Stats for the 2011 season. We will switch to 2012 stats on May 1st.

Twins Batters (2.00 RS/G) vs. Orioles Pitchers (2.00 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 39.Hammel
G/S/vB
38.Ayala
G/S/vB
63.Gregg
G/S/vB
29.Hunter
G/S/vB
43.Johnson
G/S/vB
27.Lindstrom
G/S/vB
17.Matusz*
G/S/vB
56.O'Day
G/S/vB
40.Patton*
G/S/vB
47.Strop
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
37.Burroughs* G/S/vP ··· 3/2.333 ··· ··· ··· 2/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 115/101 .273/.289/.336/.626 .643/.623 .556 1/.000 1/0 1/1
8.Carroll G/S/vP 16/1.458 1/.000 2/.000 3/.000 2/.000 3/.666 3/.666 ··· ··· 1/.000 510/370 .290/.359/.347/.706 .751/.689 .791 8/.125 10/0 0/9
12.Casilla# G/S/vP 1/.000 ··· 2/2.000 8/.453 ··· ··· 7/1.514 ··· ··· 1/.000 365/247 .260/.322/.368/.691 .579/.750 .611 5/.400 15/4 2/11
18.Doumit# G/S/vP ··· 4/2.250 3/2.334 3/1.167 2/.000 4/1.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 236/174 .303/.353/.477/.830 .912/.802 .703 4/.000 0/1 8/6
38.Hughes G/S/vP ··· 1/2.000 1/2.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 317/214 .223/.289/.338/.627 .608/.636 .638 / 3/2 7/5
7.Mauer* G/S/vP 7/1.262 1/.000 4/.250 9/1.333 2/1.000 1/.000 9/.583 1/no AB 1/no AB 2/.000 333/207 .287/.360/.368/.729 .562/.829 .752 8/.542 0/0 3/5
33.Morneau* G/S/vP 6/1.667 2/.500 4/.250 8/.375 3/.000 ··· 5/1.000 2/.000 1/.000 2/1.000 288/193 .227/.285/.333/.618 .401/.728 .587 8/.875 0/0 4/1
27.Parmelee* G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 ··· 3/.333 1/2.000 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 88/66 .355/.443/.592/1.035 .935/1.069 .786 8/.393 0/0 4/2
24.Plouffe G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 1/.000 1/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 320/236 .238/.305/.392/.697 .782/.665 .696 1/.000 3/3 8/12
11.Revere* G/S/vP ··· 2/.000 2/.000 4/.833 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 481/317 .267/.310/.309/.619 .609/.624 .695 4/.500 34/9 0/7
2.Span* G/S/vP 3/.000 ··· 2/.000 11/.764 1/.000 1/2.000 9/1.556 1/2.000 ··· 1/2.000 311/225 .264/.328/.359/.687 .657/.698 .660 8/.750 6/1 2/1
22.Valencia G/S/vP ··· 2/.000 4/.500 4/.000 2/3.000 1/2.000 3/1.334 1/.000 ··· ··· 608/449 .246/.294/.383/.677 .822/.626 .649 8/.393 2/6 15/18
16.Willingham G/S/vP 10/1.100 11/.573 3/.000 8/.661 4/.500 4/.000 6/1.166 ··· 2/2.500 1/.000 563/377 .246/.332/.477/.810 .783/.823 .750 8/1.089 4/1 29/2
IP 170.1 56.0 59.2 84.2 91.0 54.0 49.2 16.2 30.0 22.0 TOTAL .200/.268/.262/.529 2.667/.456 .529 .529 0/0 1/2
ERA-K/9 4.76/5.0 2.09/6.3 4.37/8.0 4.68/4.8 2.67/5.7 3.00/6.0 10.69/6.9 5.40/9.7 3.00/6.6 2.05/8.6 1.00/5.0

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Doumit (41-13-4)
 Mauer (28-12-4)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 739/.270 233/.256 275/.254 367/.291 366/.238 226/.256 245/.372 74/.262 119/.223 90/.197 .200  Willingham
 Revere
 Span
 Plouffe
 Mauer
96/0/0/3
13/89/5/3
0/67/0/1
3/0/11/1
0/0/1/0
OPS .777 .708 .773 .782 .628 .661 1.123 .929 .567 .519 .529
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 338/.808 121/.694 145/.855 198/.864 186/.567 92/.698 60/1.058 31/.900 56/.550 42/.515 .538
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 401/.751 112/.723 130/.684 169/.686 180/.690 134/.636 185/1.144 43/.938 63/.582 48/.521 .513
Home 387/.834 114/.681 156/.779 204/.737 195/.542 121/.690 103/1.227 64/.898 73/.606 35/.565
Last 28d days / 3/.000 / 28/.555 4/.833 5/.800 / / 3/2.667 4/.500
HR/SB/CS 21/16/6 5/4/0 7/6/2 12/6/4 5/4/2 3/10/2 18/8/2 7/4/0 2/1/0 0/3/0 1/0/0
Usage o······· X······· ·o······ ·X······ ·o······ o·······

NOTE: Team stats shown are for the 2012 season. Player Stats for the 2011 season. We will switch to 2012 stats on May 1st.

Orioles Batters (6.00 RS/G) vs. Twins Pitchers (6.00 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 51.Swarzak
G/S/vB
53.Blackburn
G/S/vB
31.Burnett
G/S/vB
61.Burton
G/S/vB
55.Capps
G/S/vB
52.Duensing*
G/S/vB
60.Gray
G/S/vB
62.Hendriks
G/S/vB
47.Liriano*
G/S/vB
44.Maloney*
G/S/vB
15.Perkins*
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
11.Andino G/S/vP 2/.000 3/.000 2/.000 ··· 4/.000 2/1.000 2/1.000 ··· 7/1.381 ··· 1/.000 511/350 .263/.327/.344/.670 .721/.647 .620 7/.857 13/3 5/10
24.Betemit# G/S/vP 6/1.500 7/.000 5/.600 2/.000 7/.786 21/.762 ··· ··· 17/.502 ··· 3/.000 359/263 .285/.343/.452/.795 .607/.865 .778 3/.667 4/1 8/11
9.Chavez* G/S/vP 1/.000 14/1.000 1/.000 2/.000 1/.000 3/1.334 3/.000 ··· 3/.666 ··· 5/.400 274/228 .301/.323/.426/.749 .818/.735 .685 / 10/5 5/1
19.Davis* G/S/vP ··· 2/.000 1/.000 ··· 1/2.000 2/.000 2/2.000 ··· ··· ··· 2/.000 210/168 .266/.305/.402/.707 .906/.657 .748 3/.000 1/0 5/8
2.Hardy G/S/vP 2/1.000 7/1.286 1/2.000 5/.400 6/.967 2/1.000 1/no AB ··· 8/.393 ··· 2/1.000 567/431 .269/.310/.491/.801 .794/.803 .856 8/.542 0/0 30/6
36.Johnson* G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 1/2.000 3/.333 ··· ··· ··· 2/.000 3/.333 1/.000 / /// / 4/.000 / /
10.Jones G/S/vP ··· 9/.708 2/1.000 1/.000 4/.750 4/.500 1/.000 ··· 9/1.333 ··· 7/.310 618/454 .280/.319/.466/.785 .665/.829 .873 8/1.000 12/4 25/8
21.Markakis* G/S/vP 2/1.000 12/.584 4/.833 1/5.000 1/.000 4/.000 1/.000 ··· 9/.666 ··· 11/1.298 716/504 .284/.351/.406/.756 .628/.809 .708 8/2.607 12/3 15/0
28.Paulino G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/2.000 4/.000 2/.000 ··· ··· ··· 5/1.400 2/2.000 1/2.000 248/145 .268/.312/.351/.663 .752/.602 .592 4/2.250 0/0 2/7
14.Reimold G/S/vP 2/1.000 5/.800 3/.000 ··· 2/.000 1/5.000 1/.000 ··· 7/1.381 ··· 2/.000 305/207 .247/.328/.453/.781 .680/.830 .896 9/.444 7/2 13/3
12.Reynolds G/S/vP 2/2.500 6/.000 2/.000 2/.000 8/.000 2/3.000 2/.500 ··· 6/.333 1/.000 ··· 620/467 .221/.323/.483/.806 .781/.814 .716 7/.143 6/4 37/31
32.Wieters# G/S/vP ··· 7/1.571 2/.500 1/5.000 4/.500 3/1.667 1/.000 ··· 8/1.232 ··· 1/.000 551/405 .262/.328/.450/.778 1.124/.662 .844 7/1.229 1/0 22/5
IP 102.0 148.1 50.2 4.2 65.2 161.2 48.1 23.1 134.1 18.2 61.2 TOTAL .306/.368/.565/.932 .965/.912 .932 .932 0/0 4/1
ERA-K/9 4.32/4.9 4.49/4.6 5.51/5.9 3.86/5.7 4.25/4.7 5.23/6.4 4.28/4.3 6.17/6.2 5.09/7.5 9.16/6.3 2.48/9.5 6.19/5.6

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Paulino (47-12-6)
 Wieters (58-34-1)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 441/.275 670/.305 225/.263 23/.316 274/.262 711/.299 215/.275 100/.312 591/.249 96/.409 253/.244 .306  Jones
 Markakis
 Reimold
 Chavez
 Andino
0/148/0/16
0/0/157/14
73/0/8/5
12/66/6/3
3/0/0/0
OPS .724 .830 .749 .988 .726 .833 .758 .866 .726 1.182 .644 .932
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 244/.690 352/.794 91/.692 8/1.625 129/.765 187/.522 97/.695 58/.842 140/.669 28/1.162 101/.589 1.248
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 197/.766 318/.869 134/.789 15/.670 145/.689 524/.947 118/.811 42/.899 451/.744 68/1.190 152/.681 .770
Road 147/.641 332/.894 94/.810 4/.500 123/.737 346/.762 112/.788 48/.807 282/.778 50/1.371 103/.643
Last 28d days / / 8/.661 5/2.000 / 2/.000 3/1.167 / 20/1.167 / 4/.500
HR/SB/CS 9/3/3 19/11/9 4/7/1 1/2/0 10/2/0 21/6/6 4/3/3 3/0/0 14/9/5 7/0/0 2/3/2 4/0/0
Usage X······· o······· ·o······ ·o······ X······· 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.