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Game Preview: TBR @ DET, 1:05pm, Wednesday, April 11, 2012 @Comerica Park

Rays, 3-1, 3-1 1st, ½ up

SP: James Shields (30, RHP, 0-0, 10.80)

2012 Gamelogs / 2012 Splits / vs. DET Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2012 (0-0) 5.0 9 6 6 3 3 1 10.80
2011 (16-12) 249.1 195 83 78 65 225 26 2.82
2010 (13-15) 203.1 246 128 117 51 187 34 5.18
Last 7 GS 4-2 53.1 43 18 18 17 36 5 3.04 60
2012-04-06 NYY ND 5.0 9 6 6 3 3 1 104 25
2011-09-26 NYY W 8.2 6 2 2 3 4 1 117 65
2011-09-21 @NYY L 7.1 6 4 4 2 7 1 120 55
2011-09-16 @BOS L 7.0 7 4 4 3 4 1 111 48
2011-09-11 BOS W 8.1 7 1 1 3 5 1 121 67
2011-09-05 TEX W 9.0 4 1 1 2 6 0 124 79
2011-08-31 @TEX W 8.0 4 0 0 1 7 0 110 80
Last 5 v.DET 2-0 27.1 36 15 14 4 22 4 4.61 48
2010-07-27 DET W 6.2 9 2 2 1 7 0 102 54
2009-09-05 DET ND 6.1 8 6 6 1 5 2 96 37
2009-08-31 @DET W 7.0 10 5 4 1 6 2 108 44
2008-09-28 @DET ND 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 53
2008-08-03 DET ND 6.1 9 2 2 1 4 0 111 50
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:    3-0    Road:    0-1    ExtrInn: 0-0 
 vsRHP:   2-1    vsLHP:   1-0    1-Run:   1-0 
 vsEast:  3-0    vsCntrl: 0-1    vsWest:  0-0  IL: 0-0 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
  4 Tue, Apr 10  @DET  L   2-5        3-1   1st  0.5 up
  3 Sun, Apr  8   NYY  W   3-0        3-0   1st    Tied
  2 Sat, Apr  7   NYY  W   8-6        2-0   1st    Tied
  1 Fri, Apr  6   NYY  W   7-6        1-0   1st    Tied
 Last 10: 3-1    Last 20: 3-1    Last 30: 3-1 
Tigers, 4-0, 4-0 1st, 1½ up

SP: Justin Verlander (29, RHP, 0-0, 0.00)

2012 Gamelogs / 2012 Splits / vs. TBR Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2012 (0-0) 8.0 2 0 0 1 7 0 0.00
2011 (24-5) 251.0 174 73 67 57 250 24 2.40
2010 (18-9) 224.1 190 89 84 71 219 14 3.37
Last 7 GS 5-0 49.1 37 14 14 13 45 7 2.55 63
2012-04-05 BOS ND 8.0 2 0 0 1 7 0 105 84
2011-09-24 BAL ND 7.0 8 5 5 1 6 2 120 46
2011-09-18 @OAK W 8.0 3 0 0 3 6 0 116 79
2011-09-13 @CHW W 7.0 6 0 0 2 6 0 106 69
2011-09-07 @CLE W 6.0 3 4 4 2 8 2 113 56
2011-09-02 CHW W 7.1 7 1 1 1 6 1 106 65
2011-08-27 @MIN W 6.0 8 4 4 3 6 2 120 43
Last 5 v.TBR 3-1 35.0 27 12 12 10 30 3 3.09 61
2011-08-22 @TBR W 7.0 3 1 1 3 8 1 116 72
2011-05-24 TBR ND 6.0 9 6 6 0 2 1 104 32
2010-08-11 TBR W 6.0 6 1 1 3 7 0 119 60
2010-07-27 @TBR L 8.0 5 3 3 3 6 1 113 63
2009-09-04 @TBR W 8.0 4 1 1 1 7 0 126 76
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:    4-0    Road:    0-0    ExtrInn: 1-0 
 vsRHP:   2-0    vsLHP:   2-0    1-Run:   2-0 
 vsEast:  4-0    vsCntrl: 0-0    vsWest:  0-0  IL: 0-0 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
  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: 4-0    Last 20: 4-0    Last 30: 4-0 
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Tue, Apr 10, 2012 DET  5  TBR  2        W:Phil Coke (1-0), L: Jake McGee (0-1), S: Jose Valverde (1)

Thu, Aug 25, 2011 DET  2 @TBR  0        W:Doug Fister (6-13), L: Jeremy Hellickson (11-9), S: Jose Valverde (38)
Wed, Aug 24, 2011 TBR  3  DET  2 (10)   W:Joel Peralta (3-4), L: Duane Below (0-2), S: none
Tue, Aug 23, 2011 DET  2 @TBR  1        W:Brad Penny (9-9), L: David Price (11-11), S: Phil Coke (1)
Mon, Aug 22, 2011 DET  5 @TBR  2        W:Justin Verlander (19-5), L: Jeff Niemann (8-5), S: none
Mon, Jun 13, 2011 DET  2  TBR  1 (10)   W:David Purcey (1-0), L: Kyle Farnsworth (2-1), S: none
Tue, May 24, 2011 DET  7  TBR  6        W:Al Alburquerque (1-1), L: Cesar Ramos (0-1), S: Joaquin Benoit (1)
Mon, May 23, 2011 DET  6  TBR  3        W:Charlie Furbush (1-0), L: Jeremy Hellickson (5-3), S: none
Wed, Aug 11, 2010 DET  3  TBR  2        W:Justin Verlander (13-7), L: Matt Garza (11-7), S: Jose Valverde (22)
Tue, Aug 10, 2010 TBR  8 @DET  0        W:Jeremy Hellickson (2-0), L: Max Scherzer (7-9), S: none
Season Series: 2012 - DET over 1-0; 2011 - DET won 6-1; 2010 - TBR won 6-1; All-Time - DET leads 53-51

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.

Rays Batters (5.00 RS/G) vs. Tigers Pitchers (4.00 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 35.Verlander
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
48.Porcello
G/S/vB
55.Schlereth*
G/S/vB
46.Valverde
G/S/vB
60.Villarreal
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
15.Brignac* G/S/vP 3/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 1/.000 1/.000 6/.334 ··· ··· ··· 264/221 .193/.227/.221/.448 .340/.468 .355 8/.393 3/1 1/7
8.Jennings G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 1/3.000 1/.000 ··· 4/1.000 1/2.000 1/.000 ··· 287/197 .259/.356/.449/.805 .791/.811 .897 18/.627 20/6 10/1
9.Johnson# G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 1/.000 3/.000 ··· ··· 1/no AB ··· ··· 181/91 .194/.257/.338/.595 .647/.550 .612 4/.000 6/7 4/2
20.Joyce* G/S/vP 12/1.765 ··· 1/.000 1/2.000 4/.000 2/.000 6/.533 2/1.000 3/1.334 ··· 522/421 .277/.347/.478/.825 .657/.866 .751 16/1.092 13/1 19/3
7.Keppinger G/S/vP 5/.800 7/.000 ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 3/.000 ··· 2/.000 ··· 400/304 .277/.300/.377/.677 .776/.645 .634 13/.846 0/1 6/5
21.Lobaton# G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 39/18 .118/.231/.147/.378 .390/.349 .424 5/.600 0/0 0/1
3.Longoria G/S/vP 22/.889 ··· 1/2.000 5/.200 9/.508 3/.333 10/.425 1/.000 1/5.000 ··· 574/425 .244/.355/.495/.850 .943/.819 .887 17/1.570 3/2 31/14
28.Molina G/S/vP 4/.500 ··· ··· 8/.804 1/.000 2/.000 5/.600 1/.000 2/1.000 ··· 191/129 .281/.342/.415/.757 .754/.759 .780 10/.422 2/1 3/1
23.Pena* G/S/vP 17/.978 ··· ··· 13/.231 6/1.500 6/.533 9/.958 ··· ··· ··· 606/460 .225/.357/.462/.819 .594/.892 .855 18/1.489 2/2 28/8
1.Rodriguez G/S/vP 5/1.200 ··· 1/no AB 2/.000 5/.200 4/.000 7/.453 ··· 1/.000 ··· 436/269 .223/.323/.357/.679 .864/.567 .741 12/.384 11/7 8/11
30.Scott* G/S/vP 15/.976 ··· ··· 7/.000 7/.629 3/.333 2/.500 2/no AB 1/.000 ··· 236/196 .220/.301/.402/.703 .781/.686 .576 7/1.238 1/1 9/1
26.Vogt* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· / /// / 4/.000 / /
18.Zobrist# G/S/vP 25/.212 ··· 1/.000 4/.500 14/.368 4/2.250 3/.666 2/.000 2/.000 ··· 674/461 .269/.353/.469/.822 .907/.793 .897 17/.782 19/6 20/6
IP 251.0 35.2 29.0 61.0 108.2 54.0 182.0 49.0 72.1 16.0 TOTAL .287/.374/.488/.863 1.040/.793 .558 .863 1/1 5/2
ERA-K/9 2.40/9.0 4.54/8.6 4.34/4.3 2.95/9.3 4.47/5.7 3.50/10.3 4.75/5.1 3.49/8.1 2.24/8.6 6.75/7.9 3.79/8.8

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Lobaton (7-3-0)
 Molina (24-12-8)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 969/.192 159/.268 127/.252 241/.218 474/.279 218/.185 784/.292 212/.209 301/.198 76/.323 .260  Joyce
 Jennings
 Zobrist
 Rodriguez
 Johnson
 Scott
15/0/126/8
53/8/1/3
0/0/38/1
2/0/0/0
1/1/0/0
45/0/0/0
OPS .555 .807 .660 .581 .728 .574 .774 .699 .580 .921 .662
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 538/.504 61/.733 53/.661 125/.639 167/.584 85/.845 470/.857 100/.529 179/.687 39/1.036 .794
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 431/.617 98/.847 74/.659 116/.517 307/.806 133/.410 314/.650 112/.863 122/.432 37/.806 .523
Home 462/.547 86/.674 65/.818 132/.644 196/.816 103/.513 368/.820 107/.741 169/.634 28/.851
Last 28d days 28/.218 10/.500 9/.222 14/.917 12/.788 8/.500 28/.629 8/1.000 9/1.083 1/.000
HR/SB/CS 24/10/5 7/5/1 2/2/1 5/3/2 5/10/6 6/1/1 18/16/4 6/5/3 5/9/3 3/4/0 1/2/1
Usage ·····X·· ··X····· ··oX···· ··XX···· X·oo···· ··oX···· X······· ··X····· o····X·· ··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.

Tigers Batters (7.75 RS/G) vs. Rays Pitchers (4.25 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 33.Shields
G/S/vB
31.Badenhop
G/S/vB
40.Davis
G/S/vB
39.Howell*
G/S/vB
52.Lueke
G/S/vB
57.McGee*
G/S/vB
55.Moore*
G/S/vB
34.Niemann
G/S/vB
62.Peralta
G/S/vB
56.Rodney
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
13.Avila* G/S/vP 9/1.194 ··· 7/1.429 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· 6/1.500 1/3.000 1/.000 551/403 .295/.389/.506/.895 .779/.939 .949 14/1.500 3/1 19/6
26.Boesch* G/S/vP 3/.000 ··· 6/.334 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 3/1.334 7/.286 1/.000 1/.000 472/354 .283/.341/.458/.799 .752/.814 .833 19/.421 5/3 16/3
24.Cabrera G/S/vP 21/1.265 ··· 10/.644 4/.500 1/2.000 1/3.000 3/.667 15/1.390 7/1.000 3/.000 688/507 .344/.448/.586/1.033 .990/1.047 1.011 19/1.810 2/1 30/13
12.Dirks* G/S/vP ··· ··· 3/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 235/204 .251/.296/.406/.703 .871/.675 .801 8/.750 5/2 7/2
28.Fielder* G/S/vP ··· 7/.714 ··· 1/2.000 ··· 1/2.000 3/.333 3/.333 2/.500 3/1.334 692/499 .299/.415/.566/.981 .822/1.046 1.096 18/1.244 1/1 38/15
14.Jackson G/S/vP 4/.000 ··· 8/.417 1/no AB 1/no AB ··· 4/2.750 4/.000 ··· 1/.000 668/463 .249/.317/.374/.690 .732/.672 .752 20/1.650 22/5 10/3
32.Kelly* G/S/vP ··· ··· 4/1.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 3/.000 1/no AB ··· 281/259 .245/.291/.381/.672 .381/.698 .564 0/ 2/1 7/5
9.Laird G/S/vP 6/.533 3/1.167 2/.000 ··· ··· ··· 3/.000 5/.000 3/.000 5/.000 108/89 .232/.302/.358/.660 .902/.610 .670 4/.500 1/1 1/3
27.Peralta G/S/vP 18/1.625 1/no AB 9/.472 10/1.200 ··· ··· 3/.000 10/1.200 16/.635 20/.156 576/403 .299/.345/.478/.824 .765/.848 .898 17/.820 0/2 21/7
25.Raburn G/S/vP 5/.400 1/.000 ··· 2/.500 1/2.000 ··· 3/.000 3/1.167 1/.000 2/2.000 418/261 .256/.297/.432/.729 .807/.681 .693 17/.301 1/1 14/17
39.Santiago# G/S/vP 12/.917 ··· 6/.400 2/.000 ··· ··· ··· 6/.000 3/.666 1/.000 294/237 .260/.311/.384/.695 .832/.662 .786 4/.250 0/0 5/3
36.Thomas* G/S/vP 3/.666 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 7/1.238 ··· ··· / /// / 0/ / /
29.Worth G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 3/.000 2/.000 ··· ··· 39/17 .270/.308/.324/.632 .792/.423 .801 5/.400 0/0 0/1
21.Young G/S/vP 12/.367 1/2.000 12/.833 4/.000 ··· 1/.000 3/.666 15/1.253 4/.750 14/.748 503/361 .268/.302/.393/.695 .759/.670 .732 18/.572 1/0 12/7
IP 249.1 63.2 184.0 30.2 32.2 28.0 9.1 135.1 67.2 32.0 TOTAL .329/.387/.552/.939 .652/1.147 .939 .939 0/0 8/1
ERA-K/9 2.82/8.1 4.10/7.2 4.45/5.1 6.16/7.6 6.06/8.0 4.50/8.7 2.89/14.5 4.06/7.0 2.93/8.1 4.50/7.3 4.37/5.1

 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 975/.217 276/.265 795/.267 138/.259 142/.270 124/.270 40/.243 572/.250 256/.188 150/.224 .225  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 .623 .689 .771 .770 .717 .801 .651 .729 .586 .672 .699
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 523/.602 109/.706 384/.779 68/.581 68/.646 65/.510 11/.697 310/.726 118/.435 71/.766 .757
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 452/.648 167/.677 411/.765 70/.978 74/.780 59/1.143 29/.633 262/.732 138/.718 79/.588 .639
Road 455/.648 140/.641 377/.869 78/.869 58/.765 58/.620 40/.651 291/.658 137/.780 72/.733
Last 28d days 28/1.006 7/.619 4/.250 2/.000 8/1.825 8/1.000 28/.626 / 5/1.933 5/.000
HR/SB/CS 26/6/5 1/2/1 23/2/4 5/5/1 2/1/0 5/4/0 1/0/0 18/16/5 7/5/2 1/5/0 3/1/0
Usage ····X··· X··oo··· ····X··· ····o··· ···X···· o··oX··· X······· ···oX··· ··ooX···

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.