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Game Preview: TEX @ DET, 7:05pm, Friday, April 20, 2012 @Comerica Park

Rangers, 11-2, 11-2 1st, 4½ up

SP: Matt Harrison (26, LHP, 2-0, 0.64)

2012 Gamelogs / 2012 Splits / vs. DET Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2012 (2-0) 14.0 11 1 1 4 7 0 0.64
2011 (14-9) 185.2 180 79 70 57 126 13 3.39
2010 (3-2) 78.1 80 45 41 39 46 10 4.71
Last 7 GS 6-0 44.2 39 10 10 12 30 1 2.01 59
2012-04-13 @MIN W 8.0 7 1 1 2 4 0 111 66
2012-04-08 CHW W 6.0 4 0 0 2 3 0 103 65
2011-09-28 @LAA ND 6.0 5 1 1 1 4 0 90 61
2011-09-23 SEA W 6.0 3 3 3 2 1 0 90 53
2011-09-18 @SEA W 6.2 6 0 0 2 9 0 116 69
2011-09-13 CLE W 5.0 7 3 3 1 4 1 94 44
2011-09-04 @BOS W 7.0 7 2 2 2 5 0 111 58
Last 5 v.DET 0-4 26.2 43 23 22 15 18 5 7.43 34
2011-08-03 @DET L 6.0 9 4 4 3 3 1 109 38
2011-06-07 DET L 4.0 8 4 3 2 5 0 89 35
2010-04-26 DET ND 6.0 8 6 6 3 5 1 103 34
2009-05-20 @DET L 5.0 9 5 5 2 3 3 94 30
2009-04-11 @DET L 5.2 9 4 4 5 2 0 99 32
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:    5-2    Road:    6-0    ExtrInn: 0-0 
 vsRHP:   7-2    vsLHP:   4-0    1-Run:   3-2 
 vsEast:  2-0    vsCntrl: 6-1    vsWest:  3-1  IL: 0-0 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 13 Thu, Apr 19  @DET  W  10-3       11-2   1st  4.5 up
 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
 Last 10: 9-1    Last 20:11-2    Last 30:11-2 
Tigers, 9-4, 9-4 1st, 2 up

SP: Rick Porcello (23, RHP, 1-0, 1.84)

2012 Gamelogs / 2012 Splits / vs. TEX Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2012 (1-0) 14.2 12 3 3 1 8 1 1.84
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 3-1 47.2 44 16 16 11 24 3 3.02 56
2012-04-15 @CHW W 7.2 5 1 1 0 4 1 99 69
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
Last 5 v.TEX 1-1 10.0 16 7 7 3 5 1 6.30 38
2011-06-07 @TEX W 6.0 6 1 1 1 2 0 87 57
2010-04-25 @TEX L 4.0 10 6 6 2 3 1 92 19
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:    5-2    Road:    4-2    ExtrInn: 1-0 
 vsRHP:   3-4    vsLHP:   6-0    1-Run:   4-0 
 vsEast:  5-1    vsCntrl: 4-2    vsWest:  0-1  IL: 0-0 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 13 Thu, Apr 19   TEX  L   3-10       9-4   1st  2.0 up
 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
 Last 10: 6-4    Last 20: 9-4    Last 30: 9-4 
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Thu, Apr 19, 2012 TEX 10 @DET  3        W:Yu Darvish (2-0), L: Adam Wilk (0-2), S: none

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)
Season Series: 2012 - TEX over 1-0; 2011 - DET won 6-3; 2010 - TEX won 6-3; All-Time - DET leads 344-289

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 (6.08 RS/G) vs. Tigers Pitchers (3.85 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
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
1.Andrus G/S/vP 3/.333 1/no AB ··· 2/1.000 6/1.000 4/.000 3/1.167 ··· 5/.000 665/503 .279/.347/.361/.708 .714/.706 .741 57/.697 37/12 5/25
29.Beltre G/S/vP 6/.334 2/1.000 1/.000 22/.686 5/.650 23/.626 1/.000 ··· 5/2.100 525/397 .296/.331/.561/.892 1.075/.836 .737 59/.766 1/1 32/11
17.Cruz G/S/vP 6/.334 2/.000 1/2.000 3/2.334 5/.200 2/2.500 1/3.000 ··· 3/.333 513/402 .263/.312/.509/.821 1.096/.747 .688 56/.756 9/5 29/6
23.Gentry G/S/vP ··· 2/.000 ··· ··· 3/.333 1/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· 153/74 .271/.347/.346/.693 .735/.648 .506 18/.627 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 3/.000 1/no AB 1/.000 1/.000 7/.715 ··· 2/.500 ··· 7/.453 538/383 .298/.346/.536/.882 .825/.904 .852 58/1.208 8/1 25/5
5.Kinsler G/S/vP 3/1.334 2/.500 ··· 1/.000 ··· 6/.000 3/1.667 ··· 5/.200 723/534 .255/.355/.477/.832 .880/.815 .730 62/1.099 30/4 32/11
18.Moreland* G/S/vP 2/.000 ··· 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 6/1.834 ··· ··· 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 6/.933 2/.000 1/.000 5/1.933 5/.400 4/.000 2/.500 ··· 2/5.000 432/297 .320/.414/.631/1.046 1.049/1.044 1.078 46/1.102 4/2 30/3
21.Snyder G/S/vP 3/1.334 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 17/6 .231/.412/.308/.719 .764/.500 9/.819 0/0 0/1
8.Torrealba G/S/vP ··· 2/1.500 ··· 1/.000 3/2.000 2/3.000 2/1.500 ··· 10/1.056 419/294 .273/.306/.399/.705 .612/.744 .587 29/.705 0/2 7/9
10.Young G/S/vP 6/1.467 2/.500 1/2.000 4/.500 4/.500 13/.641 1/2.000 ··· 6/1.000 689/520 .338/.380/.474/.854 .902/.838 .776 51/.972 6/2 11/8
IP 182.0 35.2 29.0 61.0 108.2 54.0 49.0 72.1 TOTAL .306/.361/.521/.881 1.021/.815 .992 .881 8/4 23/6
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 3.46/8.2

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

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 784/.292 159/.268 127/.252 241/.218 474/.279 218/.185 212/.209 / 301/.198 .257  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 .774 .807 .660 .581 .728 .574 .699 .580 .713
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 470/.857 61/.733 53/.661 125/.639 167/.584 85/.845 100/.529 / 179/.687 .657
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 314/.650 98/.847 74/.659 116/.517 307/.806 133/.410 112/.863 / 122/.432 .754
Home 368/.820 86/.674 65/.818 132/.644 196/.816 103/.513 107/.741 / 169/.634
Last 28d days 55/.594 43/.590 14/.429 29/.907 16/.564 16/.517 31/1.401 44/.774 30/.828
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 9/10/5
Usage ····X··· X····X·X X······· ·XX·o··o ·o·····o ··o···X· X····XX· ··X····X ·oo·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 (4.69 RS/G) vs. Rangers Pitchers (2.54 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 54.Harrison*
G/S/vB
37.Adams
G/S/vB
11.Darvish
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 5/3.000 ··· 3/.333 3/.666 4/1.750 4/.833 6/.000 1/no AB 3/.000 551/403 .295/.389/.506/.895 .779/.939 .949 40/.864 3/1 19/6
26.Boesch* G/S/vP 8/.833 2/2.500 3/.333 6/.000 3/1.000 1/2.000 11/.091 1/.000 2/.500 472/354 .283/.341/.458/.799 .752/.814 .833 55/.514 5/3 16/3
24.Cabrera G/S/vP 17/.879 4/2.250 3/.000 11/2.227 9/.444 11/.282 10/1.267 1/2.000 1/.000 688/507 .344/.448/.586/1.033 .990/1.047 1.011 57/.820 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/.333 3/.000 ··· 7/1.000 ··· 1/2.000 ··· 692/499 .299/.415/.566/.981 .822/1.046 1.096 55/.939 1/1 38/15
15.Inge G/S/vP 9/1.985 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 12/1.083 1/.000 3/.000 7/.453 3/.000 1/.000 6/.167 ··· 4/1.000 668/463 .249/.317/.374/.690 .732/.672 .752 59/.917 22/5 10/3
32.Kelly* G/S/vP 1/.000 2/.000 3/.666 1/.000 1/.000 1/.000 10/.500 1/2.000 1/5.000 281/259 .245/.291/.381/.672 .381/.698 .564 9/.667 2/1 7/5
9.Laird G/S/vP 9/.555 ··· ··· 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 7/.715 2/.000 3/.000 13/.846 6/.167 18/.708 8/.250 ··· 4/.000 576/403 .299/.345/.478/.824 .765/.848 .898 49/.749 0/2 21/7
25.Raburn G/S/vP 13/2.025 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 5/.200 ··· 2/.500 4/.500 3/.666 7/.334 7/.858 ··· 3/.666 294/237 .260/.311/.384/.695 .832/.662 .786 20/.318 0/0 5/3
21.Young G/S/vP 10/.756 ··· 3/1.667 12/1.000 5/.400 3/.000 2/.000 1/.000 1/2.000 503/361 .268/.302/.393/.695 .759/.670 .732 50/.726 1/0 12/7
IP 185.2 73.2 32.0 45.0 44.2 169.0 65.0 TOTAL .260/.324/.404/.729 .722/.733 .791 .729 4/3 13/5
ERA-K/9 3.39/6.1 1.47/9.0 /0.0 3.94/6.2 3.80/8.4 4.84/8.7 3.51/6.7 /0.0 2.35/11.8 2.38/7.8

 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 772/.257 277/.169 / 129/.216 196/.263 191/.222 693/.234 / 243/.164 .228  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 .685 .496 .614 .768 .705 .649 .535 .625
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 225/.729 159/.538 / 64/.391 88/.802 97/.620 412/.709 / 124/.472 .668
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 547/.667 118/.439 / 65/.837 108/.739 94/.791 281/.560 / 119/.597 .580
Road 383/.653 135/.544 / 57/.771 84/.788 86/.837 307/.595 / 116/.503
Last 28d days 55/.593 27/.556 86/.733 8/.250 8/.500 30/.800 28/.401 19/.663 10/.700
HR/SB/CS 13/3/3 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·· o······· ··X····· ·X··oX·· oo···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.