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Game Preview: TEX @ DET, 7:05pm, Thursday, April 19, 2012 @Comerica Park

Rangers, 10-2, 10-2 1st, 3½ up

SP: Yu Darvish (25, RHP, 1-0, 4.76)

2012 Gamelogs / 2012 Splits / vs. DET Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2012 (1-0) 11.1 17 7 6 8 9 0 4.76
Last 7 GS 1-0 11.1 17 7 6 8 9 0 4.76 40
2012-04-14 @MIN ND 5.2 9 2 1 4 4 0 102 45
2012-04-09 SEA W 5.2 8 5 5 4 5 0 110 34
Has never faced DET as starter.
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:    5-2    Road:    5-0    ExtrInn: 0-0 
 vsRHP:   7-2    vsLHP:   3-0    1-Run:   3-2 
 vsEast:  2-0    vsCntrl: 5-1    vsWest:  3-1  IL: 0-0 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 12 Wed, Apr 18  @BOS  W   6-3       10-2   1st  3.5 up
 11 Tue, Apr 17  @BOS  W  18-3        9-2   1st  3.5 up
 10 Sun, Apr 15  @MIN  W   4-3        8-2   1st  2.5 up
  9 Sat, Apr 14  @MIN  W   6-2        7-2   1st  2.5 up
  8 Fri, Apr 13  @MIN  W   4-1        6-2   1st  2.0 up
  7 Thu, Apr 12   SEA  W   5-3        5-2   1st  1.5 up
  6 Wed, Apr 11   SEA  L   3-4        4-2   1st  0.5 up
  5 Tue, Apr 10   SEA  W   1-0        4-1   1st  1.5 up
  4 Mon, Apr  9   SEA  W  11-5        3-1   1st  0.5 up
  3 Sun, Apr  8   CHW  W   5-0        2-1   2nd  0.5 gb
 Last 10: 9-1    Last 20:10-2    Last 30:10-2 
Tigers, 9-3, 9-3 1st, 2½ up

SP: Adam Wilk (24, LHP, 0-1, 3.60)

2012 Gamelogs / 2012 Splits / vs. TEX Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2012 (0-1) 5.0 3 2 2 1 4 2 3.60
2011 (0-0) 13.1 14 10 8 3 10 3 5.40
Last 7 GS 0-1 5.0 3 2 2 1 4 2 3.60 56
2012-04-14 @CHW L 5.0 3 2 2 1 4 2 62 56
Has never faced TEX as starter.
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:    5-1    Road:    4-2    ExtrInn: 1-0 
 vsRHP:   3-3    vsLHP:   6-0    1-Run:   4-0 
 vsEast:  5-1    vsCntrl: 4-2    vsWest:  0-0  IL: 0-0 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 12 Wed, Apr 18  @KCR  W   4-3        9-3   1st  2.5 up
 11 Tue, Apr 17  @KCR  W   3-1        8-3   1st  2.0 up
 10 Mon, Apr 16  @KCR  W   3-2        7-3   1st  1.5 up
  9 Sun, Apr 15  @CHW  W   5-2        6-3   1st  0.5 up
  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
 Last 10: 7-3    Last 20: 9-3    Last 30: 9-3 
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Thu, Aug 04, 2011 TEX  5 @DET  2        W:Alexi Ogando (11-5), L: Brad Penny (7-9), S: Neftali Feliz (22)
Wed, Aug 03, 2011 DET  5  TEX  4        W:Doug Fister (4-12), L: Matt Harrison (9-8), S: Jose Valverde (30)
Tue, Aug 02, 2011 DET  6  TEX  5        W:Joaquin Benoit (3-3), L: Mike Adams (3-2), S: Jose Valverde (29)
Wed, Jun 08, 2011 TEX  7  DET  3        W:Alexi Ogando (7-0), L: Phil Coke (1-6), S: none
Tue, Jun 07, 2011 DET  8 @TEX  1        W:Rick Porcello (6-3), L: Matt Harrison (5-5), S: none
Mon, Jun 06, 2011 DET 13 @TEX  7        W:Max Scherzer (7-2), L: Colby Lewis (5-6), S: none
Wed, Apr 13, 2011 DET  3  TEX  2        W:Jose Valverde (2-0), L: Darren Oliver (1-1), S: none
Tue, Apr 12, 2011 DET  5  TEX  4        W:Jose Valverde (1-0), L: Darren O'Day (0-1), S: none
Mon, Apr 11, 2011 TEX  2 @DET  0        W:Alexi Ogando (2-0), L: Justin Verlander (1-1), S: Neftali Feliz (4)
Wed, Sep 15, 2010 TEX 11  DET  7        W:Colby Lewis (11-12), L: Armando Galarraga (4-6), S: none
Season Series: 2012 -  0-0; 2011 - DET won 6-3; 2010 - TEX won 6-3; All-Time - DET leads 344-288

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.

Rangers Batters (5.75 RS/G) vs. Tigers Pitchers (3.33 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 57.Wilk*
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
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
1.Andrus G/S/vP 1/.000 ··· ··· 2/1.000 6/1.000 4/.000 1/.000 ··· 5/.000 665/503 .279/.347/.361/.708 .714/.706 .741 51/.643 37/12 5/25
29.Beltre G/S/vP 1/5.000 ··· ··· 22/.686 5/.650 23/.626 ··· ··· 5/2.100 525/397 .296/.331/.561/.892 1.075/.836 .737 53/.819 1/1 32/11
17.Cruz G/S/vP 1/.000 ··· ··· 3/2.334 5/.200 2/2.500 ··· ··· 3/.333 513/402 .263/.312/.509/.821 1.096/.747 .688 50/.706 9/5 29/6
23.Gentry G/S/vP 1/3.000 ··· ··· ··· 3/.333 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 153/74 .271/.347/.346/.693 .735/.648 .506 13/.558 18/0 1/2
14.Gonzalez G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/no AB 267/189 .215/.256/.283/.539 .655/.493 .543 5/.400 1/2 1/4
32.Hamilton* G/S/vP 1/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 7/.715 ··· 1/no AB ··· 7/.453 538/383 .298/.346/.536/.882 .825/.904 .852 52/1.242 8/1 25/5
5.Kinsler G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 6/.000 2/.500 ··· 5/.200 723/534 .255/.355/.477/.832 .880/.815 .730 56/1.060 30/4 32/11
18.Moreland* G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 1/no AB ··· 1/5.000 ··· ··· 3/.000 512/390 .259/.320/.414/.733 .577/.783 .726 26/.492 2/2 16/5
7.Murphy* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 3/.000 6/.567 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 6/.533 440/322 .275/.328/.401/.729 .507/.809 .679 36/.892 11/6 11/4
25.Napoli G/S/vP 1/.000 ··· ··· 5/1.933 5/.400 4/.000 1/.000 ··· 2/5.000 432/297 .320/.414/.631/1.046 1.049/1.044 1.078 40/1.042 4/2 30/3
21.Snyder G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 17/6 .231/.412/.308/.719 .764/.500 9/.819 0/0 0/1
8.Torrealba G/S/vP 1/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 3/2.000 2/3.000 1/.000 ··· 10/1.056 419/294 .273/.306/.399/.705 .612/.744 .587 24/.619 0/2 7/9
10.Young G/S/vP 1/.000 ··· ··· 4/.500 4/.500 13/.641 ··· ··· 6/1.000 689/520 .338/.380/.474/.854 .902/.838 .776 45/.933 6/2 11/8
IP 13.1 35.2 29.0 61.0 108.2 54.0 49.0 72.1 TOTAL .293/.345/.516/.861 .956/.823 .973 .861 4/3 22/5
ERA-K/9 5.40/6.8 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 3.08/8.4

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Napoli (21-12-1)
 Torrealba (56-27-7)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 57/.259 159/.268 127/.252 241/.218 474/.279 218/.185 212/.209 / 301/.198 .238  Cruz
 Murphy
 Hamilton
 Moreland
 Gentry
18/0/109/6
78/13/32/5
85/35/0/5
0/0/34/0
2/55/7/0
OPS .780 .807 .660 .581 .728 .574 .699 .580 .673
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 23/.776 61/.733 53/.661 125/.639 167/.584 85/.845 100/.529 / 179/.687 .654
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 34/.780 98/.847 74/.659 116/.517 307/.806 133/.410 112/.863 / 122/.432 .689
Home 20/.618 86/.674 65/.818 132/.644 196/.816 103/.513 107/.741 / 169/.634
Last 28d days 19/.711 27/.601 9/.222 29/.907 16/.564 16/.517 21/1.262 44/.774 30/.828
HR/SB/CS 3/0/0 7/5/1 2/2/1 5/3/2 5/10/6 6/1/1 6/5/3 // 5/9/3 8/6/4
Usage ····X··· ····X·X· ········ XX·o··o· o·····o· ·o···X·· ····XX·o ·X····X· oo·X··oX

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 (4.83 RS/G) vs. Rangers Pitchers (2.50 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 11.Darvish
G/S/vB
37.Adams
G/S/vB
39.Feldman
G/S/vB
57.Lowe
G/S/vB
36.Nathan
G/S/vB
41.Ogando
G/S/vB
46.Ross*
G/S/vB
19.Uehara
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
13.Avila* G/S/vP ··· ··· 3/.666 4/1.750 4/.833 6/.000 ··· 3/.000 551/403 .295/.389/.506/.895 .779/.939 .949 36/.879 3/1 19/6
26.Boesch* G/S/vP ··· 2/2.500 5/.000 3/1.000 1/2.000 11/.091 ··· 2/.500 472/354 .283/.341/.458/.799 .752/.814 .833 50/.540 5/3 16/3
24.Cabrera G/S/vP ··· 4/2.250 11/2.227 9/.444 11/.282 10/1.267 ··· 1/.000 688/507 .344/.448/.586/1.033 .990/1.047 1.011 53/.847 2/1 30/13
12.Dirks* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 6/.900 ··· ··· 235/204 .251/.296/.406/.703 .871/.675 .801 24/.768 5/2 7/2
28.Fielder* G/S/vP ··· 5/.000 3/.000 ··· 7/1.000 ··· ··· ··· 692/499 .299/.415/.566/.981 .822/1.046 1.096 51/.945 1/1 38/15
15.Inge G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 11/1.170 6/1.667 20/.318 4/.000 ··· 3/.666 303/189 .197/.265/.283/.548 .717/.449 .581 10/.500 1/1 3/9
14.Jackson G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 6/.533 3/.000 1/.000 5/.200 ··· 4/1.000 668/463 .249/.317/.374/.690 .732/.672 .752 54/1.012 22/5 10/3
32.Kelly* G/S/vP ··· 2/.000 1/.000 1/.000 1/.000 10/.500 ··· 1/5.000 281/259 .245/.291/.381/.672 .381/.698 .564 5/.400 2/1 7/5
9.Laird G/S/vP ··· ··· 4/.000 5/.200 6/.334 ··· ··· ··· 108/89 .232/.302/.358/.660 .902/.610 .670 13/1.372 1/1 1/3
27.Peralta G/S/vP ··· 2/.000 12/.916 6/.167 18/.708 8/.250 ··· 4/.000 576/403 .299/.345/.478/.824 .765/.848 .898 45/.819 0/2 21/7
25.Raburn G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 5/.650 1/2.000 6/.000 3/.666 ··· 3/2.334 418/261 .256/.297/.432/.729 .807/.681 .693 42/.299 1/1 14/17
39.Santiago# G/S/vP ··· ··· 3/.666 3/.666 7/.334 6/1.000 ··· 3/.666 294/237 .260/.311/.384/.695 .832/.662 .786 16/.330 0/0 5/3
21.Young G/S/vP ··· ··· 12/1.000 5/.400 3/.000 2/.000 ··· 1/2.000 503/361 .268/.302/.393/.695 .759/.670 .732 46/.692 1/0 12/7
IP 73.2 32.0 45.0 44.2 169.0 65.0 TOTAL .268/.327/.421/.749 .705/.781 .840 .749 4/3 13/3
ERA-K/9 /0.0 1.47/9.0 3.94/6.2 3.80/8.4 4.84/8.7 3.51/6.7 /0.0 2.35/11.8 2.33/7.8

 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 / 277/.169 129/.216 196/.263 191/.222 693/.234 / 243/.164 .233  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 .496 .614 .768 .705 .649 .535 .637
vs LHB (BF-OPS) / 159/.538 64/.391 88/.802 97/.620 412/.709 / 124/.472 .674
vs RHB (BF-OPS) / 118/.439 65/.837 108/.739 94/.791 281/.560 / 119/.597 .597
Road / 135/.544 57/.771 84/.788 86/.837 307/.595 / 116/.503
Last 28d days 60/.870 27/.556 4/.500 8/.500 30/.800 26/.432 13/.397 10/.700
HR/SB/CS // 5/9/0 3/3/4 6/1/3 7/8/0 16/2/3 // 11/0/0 7/5/3
Usage ····X··· ···oX·X· ········ ·X······ X··oX··X o···oX·X ···Xo··· ·o····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.