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Game Preview: DET @ CHW, 2:10pm, Sunday, April 15, 2012 @U.S. Cellular Field

Tigers, 5-3, 5-3 2nd, ½ GB, 1 up in WC

SP: Rick Porcello (23, RHP, 0-0, 2.57)

2012 Gamelogs / 2012 Splits / vs. CHW Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2012 (0-0) 7.0 7 2 2 1 4 0 2.57
2011 (14-9) 182.0 210 103 96 46 104 18 4.75
2010 (10-12) 162.2 188 96 89 38 84 18 4.92
Last 7 GS 2-1 47.0 47 19 19 12 24 4 3.64 53
2012-04-10 TBR ND 7.0 7 2 2 1 4 0 92 58
2011-09-28 CLE ND 6.0 5 3 3 2 4 0 98 52
2011-09-23 BAL ND 7.0 9 3 3 1 4 0 108 50
2011-09-17 @OAK L 7.0 9 3 3 3 4 0 110 48
2011-09-12 @CHW W 6.2 6 3 3 3 3 1 107 50
2011-09-06 @CLE W 6.1 3 1 1 1 1 1 75 63
2011-08-31 KCR ND 7.0 8 4 4 1 4 2 86 48
Last 5 v.CHW 2-2 29.1 35 23 23 7 11 6 7.06 40
2011-09-12 @CHW W 6.2 6 3 3 3 3 1 107 50
2010-09-09 CHW W 8.0 4 3 3 0 3 1 105 65
2010-08-14 @CHW ND 7.0 9 2 2 2 3 0 115 52
2010-08-03 CHW L 4.1 8 7 7 2 1 2 83 18
2010-06-09 @CHW L 3.1 8 8 8 0 1 2 57 13
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:    5-1    Road:    0-2    ExtrInn: 1-0 
 vsRHP:   3-3    vsLHP:   2-0    1-Run:   2-0 
 vsEast:  5-1    vsCntrl: 0-2    vsWest:  0-0  IL: 0-0 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
  8 Sat, Apr 14  @CHW  L   1-5        5-3   2nd  0.5 gb
  7 Fri, Apr 13  @CHW  L   2-5        5-2   1st  0.5 up
  6 Thu, Apr 12   TBR  W   7-2        5-1   1st  1.5 up
  5 Wed, Apr 11   TBR  L   2-4        4-1   1st  1.0 up
  4 Tue, Apr 10   TBR  W   5-2        4-0   1st  1.5 up
  3 Sun, Apr  8   BOS  W  13-12(11)   3-0   1st  1.0 up
  2 Sat, Apr  7   BOS  W  10-0        2-0   1st  1.0 up
  1 Thu, Apr  5   BOS  W   3-2        1-0   1st  0.5 up
 Last 10: 5-3    Last 20: 5-3    Last 30: 5-3 
WhiteSox, 5-2, 5-2 1st, ½ up

SP: Chris Sale (23, LHP, 1-0, 1.35)

2012 Gamelogs / 2012 Splits / vs. DET Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2012 (1-0) 6.2 3 1 1 2 5 0 1.35
2011 (2-2) 71.0 52 22 22 27 79 6 2.79
2010 (2-1) 23.1 15 5 5 10 32 2 1.93
Last 7 GS 1-0 6.2 3 1 1 2 5 0 1.35 67
2012-04-09 @CLE W 6.2 3 1 1 2 5 0 100 67
Has never faced DET as starter.
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:    2-0    Road:    3-2    ExtrInn: 0-0 
 vsRHP:   3-1    vsLHP:   2-1    1-Run:   1-1 
 vsEast:  0-0    vsCntrl: 4-0    vsWest:  1-2  IL: 0-0 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
  7 Sat, Apr 14   DET  W   5-1        5-2   1st  0.5 up
  6 Fri, Apr 13   DET  W   5-2        4-2   2nd  0.5 gb
  5 Wed, Apr 11  @CLE  W  10-6        3-2   2nd  1.0 gb
  4 Mon, Apr  9  @CLE  W   4-2        2-2   2nd  1.5 gb
  3 Sun, Apr  8  @TEX  L   0-5        1-2   3rd  2.0 gb
  2 Sat, Apr  7  @TEX  W   4-3        1-1   2nd  1.0 gb
  1 Fri, Apr  6  @TEX  L   2-3        0-1   2nd  1.0 gb
 Last 10: 5-2    Last 20: 5-2    Last 30: 5-2 
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Sat, Apr 14, 2012 CHW  5  DET  1        W:Gavin Floyd (1-1), L: Adam Wilk (0-1), S: none
Fri, Apr 13, 2012 CHW  5  DET  2        W:Jake Peavy (1-0), L: Max Scherzer (0-1), S: Hector Santiago (3)

Wed, Sep 14, 2011 DET  6 @CHW  5 (10)   W:Phil Coke (3-9), L: Sergio Santos (4-5), S: Jose Valverde (44)
Tue, Sep 13, 2011 DET  5 @CHW  0        W:Justin Verlander (23-5), L: Gavin Floyd (12-11), S: none
Mon, Sep 12, 2011 DET 14 @CHW  4        W:Rick Porcello (14-8), L: John Danks (6-12), S: none
Sun, Sep 04, 2011 DET 18  CHW  2        W:Max Scherzer (14-8), L: Mark Buehrle (11-7), S: none
Sat, Sep 03, 2011 DET  9  CHW  8        W:Luis Marte (1-0), L: Sergio Santos (3-4), S: none
Fri, Sep 02, 2011 DET  8  CHW  1        W:Justin Verlander (21-5), L: John Danks (6-10), S: none
Wed, Jul 27, 2011 CHW  2  DET  1        W:John Danks (4-8), L: Max Scherzer (11-6), S: Sergio Santos (21)
Tue, Jul 26, 2011 DET  5 @CHW  4        W:Justin Verlander (14-5), L: Will Ohman (0-2), S: Jose Valverde (27)
Season Series: 2012 - CHW over 2-0; 2011 - DET won 13-5; 2010 - DET won 10-8; All-Time - DET leads 1022-1003

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.

Tigers Batters (5.38 RS/G) vs. WhiteSox Pitchers (3.14 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 49.Sale*
G/S/vB
26.Crain
G/S/vB
41.Humber
G/S/vB
65.Jones
G/S/vB
77.Ohman*
G/S/vB
43.Reed
G/S/vB
53.Santiago*
G/S/vB
48.Stewart
G/S/vB
37.Thornton*
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
13.Avila* G/S/vP 6/.334 5/.400 2/1.000 ··· 6/.900 1/2.000 1/.000 3/.666 3/.000 551/403 .295/.389/.506/.895 .779/.939 .844 28/1.073 3/1 19/6
26.Boesch* G/S/vP 3/.333 5/1.600 4/1.250 ··· 3/.000 ··· ··· 3/1.667 7/1.000 472/354 .283/.341/.458/.799 .752/.814 .763 35/.600 5/3 16/3
24.Cabrera G/S/vP 4/.000 14/1.434 5/.200 ··· 2/2.500 2/.000 ··· 3/1.334 11/.384 688/507 .344/.448/.586/1.033 .990/1.047 1.055 35/1.043 2/1 30/13
12.Dirks* G/S/vP 2/.000 2/.000 3/1.000 ··· 2/3.500 1/.000 ··· 3/.333 ··· 235/204 .251/.296/.406/.703 .871/.675 .615 21/.783 5/2 7/2
28.Fielder* G/S/vP ··· 4/2.417 ··· ··· 11/.773 ··· 1/2.000 ··· 1/.000 692/499 .299/.415/.566/.981 .822/1.046 .869 34/.963 1/1 38/15
15.Inge G/S/vP 2/.000 28/.935 5/.200 ··· 1/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· 9/1.158 303/189 .197/.265/.283/.548 .717/.449 .512 1/.000 1/1 3/9
14.Jackson G/S/vP 3/.000 10/1.000 2/1.000 ··· 1/.000 3/.333 ··· ··· 3/.000 668/463 .249/.317/.374/.690 .732/.672 .635 36/1.228 22/5 10/3
32.Kelly* G/S/vP 2/.000 2/.000 ··· ··· 2/1.000 ··· ··· 3/.000 2/.000 281/259 .245/.291/.381/.672 .381/.698 .785 3/.667 2/1 7/5
9.Laird G/S/vP ··· 6/.666 2/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 4/.250 108/89 .232/.302/.358/.660 .902/.610 .651 5/.400 1/1 1/3
27.Peralta G/S/vP 5/.650 22/.449 4/1.417 ··· 3/.000 2/2.500 1/.000 3/.666 23/.503 576/403 .299/.345/.478/.824 .765/.848 .752 33/.670 0/2 21/7
25.Raburn G/S/vP 3/1.666 12/1.000 2/.000 ··· 2/1.000 3/1.334 ··· 2/.000 12/.750 418/261 .256/.297/.432/.729 .807/.681 .755 26/.195 1/1 14/17
39.Santiago# G/S/vP 2/.000 10/.555 2/1.000 ··· 2/.500 1/.000 ··· ··· 8/.750 294/237 .260/.311/.384/.695 .832/.662 .618 7/.143 0/0 5/3
21.Young G/S/vP 1/.000 5/.600 1/.000 ··· ··· 2/.500 1/.000 3/1.334 8/.929 503/361 .268/.302/.393/.695 .759/.670 .656 30/.767 1/0 12/7
IP 71.0 65.1 163.0 53.1 7.1 5.1 67.1 59.2 TOTAL .277/.341/.446/.787 .655/.838 .607 .787 2/3 10/1
ERA-K/9 2.79/10.0 2.62/9.6 3.75/6.4 /0.0 4.22/9.1 3.68/14.8 0.00/3.4 5.88/6.0 3.32/9.5 3.10/7.5

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Avila (85-40-7)
 Kelly (0-0-1)
 Laird (16-4-3)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 288/.203 268/.215 676/.243 / 232/.255 33/.313 18/.059 297/.331 262/.255 .215  Jackson
 Boesch
 Young
 Dirks
 Raburn
 Kelly
0/152/0/8
57/0/51/7
115/0/0/7
38/16/22/4
52/2/20/4
17/4/39/1
OPS .612 .655 .651 .745 .802 .170 .907 .649 .666
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 133/.558 103/.506 411/.700 / 118/.673 16/.875 8/.000 151/.900 114/.619 .769
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 155/.660 165/.744 265/.573 / 114/.820 17/.728 10/.311 146/.914 148/.672 .602
Home 154/.664 160/.698 310/.620 / 135/.659 12/.523 18/.170 142/.975 155/.646
Last 28d days 25/.376 16/.563 / 4/.500 10/1.067 12/.348 11/.636 / 22/.511
HR/SB/CS 6/3/4 7/13/2 14/13/3 // 8/2/1 1/0/0 0/0/0 11/6/2 3/13/2 9/1/3
Usage ·····X·· X··X··o· ······X· ·o·X··oo ·o···o·o ·o···X·o oo·X·o·X

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

WhiteSox Batters (4.29 RS/G) vs. Tigers Pitchers (4.00 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 48.Porcello
G/S/vB
31.Balester
G/S/vB
64.Below*
G/S/vB
53.Benoit
G/S/vB
40.Coke*
G/S/vB
20.Dotel
G/S/vB
55.Schlereth*
G/S/vB
33.Smyly*
G/S/vB
46.Valverde
G/S/vB
57.Wilk*
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
15.Beckham G/S/vP 12/1.500 1/.000 2/.000 2/.000 2/1.500 1/.000 ··· ··· 7/.286 2/.500 557/419 .230/.296/.337/.633 .541/.663 .632 25/.467 5/3 10/8
30.De Aza* G/S/vP 3/.333 ··· 1/.000 1/no AB 2/.000 ··· 2/4.000 ··· 1/.000 3/.000 171/150 .329/.400/.520/.920 .702/.951 1.037 30/.955 12/5 4/1
32.Dunn* G/S/vP ··· 8/1.768 3/.333 2/.000 4/.833 7/.143 2/.000 ··· 9/.347 2/.000 496/381 .159/.292/.277/.569 .309/.646 .544 30/.646 0/1 11/4
38.Escobar# G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 1/2.000 ··· ··· ··· 7/4 .286/.286/.286/.571 .667/.500 1.000 4/1.000 0/0 0/0
17.Flowers G/S/vP ··· 1/no AB ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 2/.000 ··· ··· 2/2.500 129/87 .209/.310/.409/.719 .431/.863 .852 7/.952 0/1 5/2
1.Fukudome* G/S/vP 12/.667 ··· 2/1.000 3/.000 3/.666 2/2.000 3/.000 ··· 8/.250 ··· 603/462 .262/.342/.370/.712 .674/.723 .825 5/.800 4/6 8/4
14.Konerko G/S/vP 20/1.206 1/.000 3/.333 23/.669 4/.500 7/1.371 2/5.000 ··· 3/.666 2/.000 639/486 .300/.388/.517/.906 .847/.924 .997 30/1.096 1/1 31/5
18.Lillibridge G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/2.000 1/.000 ··· 1/4.000 2/.500 ··· 2/1.000 ··· 216/109 .258/.340/.505/.845 .931/.757 .888 5/.200 10/6 13/2
22.Morel G/S/vP 5/1.000 2/1.500 3/1.334 1/.000 1/2.000 1/.000 3/1.167 ··· 3/.000 2/.000 444/306 .245/.287/.366/.653 .683/.639 .606 26/.390 5/4 10/14
12.Pierzynski* G/S/vP 14/.517 ··· 2/.000 11/1.182 10/.500 4/1.750 3/.000 ··· 7/.821 ··· 500/413 .287/.323/.405/.728 .808/.711 .768 21/.986 0/0 8/4
10.Ramirez G/S/vP 19/.579 2/.000 3/1.000 1/.000 4/.666 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 5/1.100 2/2.500 684/520 .269/.328/.399/.727 .715/.731 .721 27/.556 7/5 15/16
51.Rios G/S/vP 19/.737 2/.000 3/.833 5/.400 5/.400 10/1.500 1/2.000 ··· 7/.453 2/.000 570/412 .227/.265/.348/.613 .704/.578 .694 24/.673 11/6 13/3
24.Viciedo G/S/vP 3/.666 1/.000 1/2.000 1/no AB ··· 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 2/1.000 113/78 .255/.327/.314/.641 1.020/.469 .639 22/.842 1/0 1/0
IP 182.0 35.2 29.0 61.0 108.2 54.0 49.0 72.1 13.1 TOTAL .239/.295/.449/.744 .739/.747 .893 .744 2/2 10/4
ERA-K/9 4.75/5.1 4.54/8.6 4.34/4.3 2.95/9.3 4.47/5.7 3.50/10.3 3.49/8.1 /0.0 2.24/8.6 5.40/6.8 4.00/9.4

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Flowers (25-8-3)
 Pierzynski (94-24-4)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 784/.292 159/.268 127/.252 241/.218 474/.279 218/.185 212/.209 / 301/.198 57/.259 .240  Fukudome
 Rios
 De Aza
 Viciedo
 Lillibridge
 Dunn
0/13/131/7
0/143/0/5
4/19/31/2
0/0/21/2
9/11/43/0
0/0/2/0
OPS .774 .807 .660 .581 .728 .574 .699 .580 .780 .693
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 470/.857 61/.733 53/.661 125/.639 167/.584 85/.845 100/.529 / 179/.687 23/.776 .751
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 314/.650 98/.847 74/.659 116/.517 307/.806 133/.410 112/.863 / 122/.432 34/.780 .644
Road 416/.732 73/.961 62/.489 109/.504 278/.665 115/.631 105/.656 / 132/.513 37/.867
Last 28d days 28/.629 27/.601 9/.222 19/.944 13/.717 11/.364 21/1.476 20/.900 16/.813 19/.711
HR/SB/CS 18/16/4 7/5/1 2/2/1 5/3/2 5/10/6 6/1/1 6/5/3 // 5/9/3 3/0/0 6/3/2
Usage ····X··· X·X···X· ······oX ··o···XX ··o·X·oo ·X····oX XX·o··X· ··X····· ··oXo··· 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.