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Game Preview: TBR @ DET, 1:05pm, Thursday, April 12, 2012 @Comerica Park

Rays, 4-1, 4-1 1st, ½ up

SP: Jeff Niemann (29, RHP, 0-0, undef)

2012 Gamelogs / 2012 Splits / vs. DET Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2011 (11-7) 135.1 131 65 61 37 105 18 4.06
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 3-3 37.0 38 25 25 14 27 7 6.08 45
2011-09-24 TOR ND 1.0 2 2 2 2 0 1 38 39
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
Last 5 v.DET 1-1 28.0 25 11 11 7 18 4 3.54 56
2011-08-22 DET L 7.1 6 4 4 3 5 1 112 52
2010-07-28 DET W 6.0 8 4 4 2 4 2 101 42
2009-09-04 DET ND 7.2 6 1 1 2 6 1 115 67
2009-08-30 @DET ND 7.0 5 2 2 0 3 0 96 62
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:    3-0    Road:    1-1    ExtrInn: 0-0 
 vsRHP:   3-1    vsLHP:   1-0    1-Run:   1-0 
 vsEast:  3-0    vsCntrl: 1-1    vsWest:  0-0  IL: 0-0 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
  5 Wed, Apr 11  @DET  W   4-2        4-1   1st  0.5 up
  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: 4-1    Last 20: 4-1    Last 30: 4-1 
Tigers, 4-1, 4-1 1st, 1 up

SP: (2012, RHP, 0-0, undef)

2012 Gamelogs / 2012 Splits / vs. TBR Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
Last 7 GS
Has never faced TBR as starter.
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:    4-1    Road:    0-0    ExtrInn: 1-0 
 vsRHP:   2-1    vsLHP:   2-0    1-Run:   2-0 
 vsEast:  4-1    vsCntrl: 0-0    vsWest:  0-0  IL: 0-0 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
  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: 4-1    Last 20: 4-1    Last 30: 4-1 
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Wed, Apr 11, 2012 TBR  4 @DET  2        W:James Shields (1-0), L: Justin Verlander (0-1), S: Fernando Rodney (3)
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)
Season Series: 2012 - tied 1-1; 2011 - DET won 6-1; 2010 - TBR won 6-1; All-Time - DET leads 53-52

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 (4.80 RS/G) vs. Tigers Pitchers (4.00 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 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
46.Valverde
G/S/vB
60.Villarreal
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
15.Brignac* G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 1/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 264/221 .193/.227/.221/.448 .340/.468 .355 11/.282 3/1 1/7
8.Jennings G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/3.000 1/.000 ··· 1/2.000 1/.000 ··· 287/197 .259/.356/.449/.805 .791/.811 .897 22/.604 20/6 10/1
9.Johnson# G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 1/.000 3/.000 ··· 2/no AB ··· ··· 181/91 .194/.257/.338/.595 .647/.550 .612 5/.200 6/7 4/2
20.Joyce* G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 1/2.000 4/.000 2/.000 2/1.000 3/1.334 ··· 522/421 .277/.347/.478/.825 .657/.866 .751 19/.896 13/1 19/3
7.Keppinger G/S/vP 7/.000 ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 3/.000 ··· 400/304 .277/.300/.377/.677 .776/.645 .634 15/.867 0/1 6/5
21.Lobaton# G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 2/.500 ··· 39/18 .118/.231/.147/.378 .390/.349 .424 9/.619 0/0 0/1
3.Longoria G/S/vP ··· 1/2.000 5/.200 9/.508 3/.333 1/.000 1/5.000 ··· 574/425 .244/.355/.495/.850 .943/.819 .887 21/1.336 3/2 31/14
28.Molina G/S/vP ··· ··· 8/.804 1/.000 2/.000 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 ··· ··· 13/.231 6/1.500 6/.533 ··· ··· ··· 606/460 .225/.357/.462/.819 .594/.892 .855 22/1.278 2/2 28/8
1.Rodriguez G/S/vP ··· 1/no AB 2/.000 5/.200 4/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· 436/269 .223/.323/.357/.679 .864/.567 .741 14/.322 11/7 8/11
30.Scott* G/S/vP ··· ··· 7/.000 7/.629 3/.333 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 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 2/.000 ··· / /// / 8/.000 / /
18.Zobrist# G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 4/.500 14/.368 4/2.250 2/.000 3/.666 ··· 674/461 .269/.353/.469/.822 .907/.793 .897 21/.825 19/6 20/6
IP 35.2 29.0 61.0 108.2 54.0 49.0 72.1 16.0 TOTAL .263/.352/.425/.777 1.053/.695 .490 .777 1/2 5/2
ERA-K/9 4.54/8.6 4.34/4.3 2.95/9.3 4.47/5.7 3.50/10.3 3.49/8.1 2.24/8.6 6.75/7.9 3.83/8.4

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

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 159/.268 127/.252 241/.218 474/.279 218/.185 212/.209 301/.198 76/.323 .243  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 .807 .660 .581 .728 .574 .699 .580 .921 .619
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 61/.733 53/.661 125/.639 167/.584 85/.845 100/.529 179/.687 39/1.036 .699
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 98/.847 74/.659 116/.517 307/.806 133/.410 112/.863 122/.432 37/.806 .528
Home 86/.674 65/.818 132/.644 196/.816 103/.513 107/.741 169/.634 28/.851
Last 28d days 10/.500 9/.222 14/.917 12/.788 8/.500 9/1.083 13/1.021 1/.000
HR/SB/CS 7/5/1 2/2/1 5/3/2 5/10/6 6/1/1 6/5/3 5/9/3 3/4/0 1/2/2
Usage ···X···· ···oX··· ···XX··· ·X·oo··· ···oX··· o··X···· Xo····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 (6.60 RS/G) vs. Rays Pitchers (3.80 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 34.Niemann
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
62.Peralta
G/S/vB
56.Rodney
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
13.Avila* G/S/vP 6/1.500 ··· 7/1.429 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 1/3.000 1/.000 551/403 .295/.389/.506/.895 .779/.939 .949 17/1.212 3/1 19/6
26.Boesch* G/S/vP 7/.286 ··· 6/.334 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 1/.000 1/.000 472/354 .283/.341/.458/.799 .752/.814 .833 23/.348 5/3 16/3
24.Cabrera G/S/vP 15/1.390 ··· 10/.644 4/.500 1/2.000 1/3.000 7/1.000 4/.000 688/507 .344/.448/.586/1.033 .990/1.047 1.011 23/1.624 2/1 30/13
12.Dirks* G/S/vP ··· ··· 3/.000 ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 235/204 .251/.296/.406/.703 .871/.675 .801 11/.818 5/2 7/2
28.Fielder* G/S/vP 3/.333 7/.714 ··· 1/2.000 ··· 1/2.000 2/.500 4/1.000 692/499 .299/.415/.566/.981 .822/1.046 1.096 22/1.076 1/1 38/15
14.Jackson G/S/vP 4/.000 ··· 8/.417 1/no AB 1/no AB ··· ··· 1/.000 668/463 .249/.317/.374/.690 .732/.672 .752 24/1.433 22/5 10/3
32.Kelly* G/S/vP 3/.000 ··· 4/1.000 ··· ··· ··· 1/no AB ··· 281/259 .245/.291/.381/.672 .381/.698 .564 3/.667 2/1 7/5
9.Laird G/S/vP 5/.000 3/1.167 2/.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 10/1.200 1/no AB 9/.472 10/1.200 ··· ··· 16/.635 21/.148 576/403 .299/.345/.478/.824 .765/.848 .898 21/.754 0/2 21/7
25.Raburn G/S/vP 3/1.167 1/.000 ··· 2/.500 1/2.000 ··· 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 6/.000 ··· 6/.400 2/.000 ··· ··· 3/.666 1/.000 294/237 .260/.311/.384/.695 .832/.662 .786 7/.143 0/0 5/3
36.Thomas* G/S/vP 7/1.238 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· / /// / 0/ / /
29.Worth G/S/vP 2/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 39/17 .270/.308/.324/.632 .792/.423 .801 5/.400 0/0 0/1
21.Young G/S/vP 15/1.253 1/2.000 12/.833 4/.000 ··· 1/.000 4/.750 14/.748 503/361 .268/.302/.393/.695 .759/.670 .732 18/.572 1/0 12/7
IP 135.1 63.2 184.0 30.2 32.2 28.0 67.2 32.0 TOTAL .305/.359/.494/.853 .652/.960 .853 .853 0/1 8/1
ERA-K/9 4.06/7.0 4.10/7.2 4.45/5.1 6.16/7.6 6.06/8.0 4.50/8.7 2.93/8.1 4.50/7.3 3.89/5.1

 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 572/.250 276/.265 795/.267 138/.259 142/.270 124/.270 256/.188 150/.224 .219  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 .729 .689 .771 .770 .717 .801 .586 .672 .652
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 310/.726 109/.706 384/.779 68/.581 68/.646 65/.510 118/.435 71/.766 .659
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 262/.732 167/.677 411/.765 70/.978 74/.780 59/1.143 138/.718 79/.588 .643
Road 291/.658 140/.641 377/.869 78/.869 58/.765 58/.620 137/.780 72/.733
Last 28d days / 7/.619 4/.250 2/.000 8/1.825 8/1.000 5/1.933 8/.000
HR/SB/CS 18/16/5 1/2/1 23/2/4 5/5/1 2/1/0 5/4/0 7/5/2 1/5/0 3/1/1
Usage ·X··oo·· ·····X·· ·····o·· ····X··· ·o··oX·· ····oX·· o··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.