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Game Preview: KCR @ DET, 1:05pm, Wednesday, May 2, 2012 @Comerica Park

Royals, 6-16, 6-16 4th, 5½ GB, 5½ GB in WC

SP: Jonathan Sanchez (29, LHP, 1-1, 6.75)

2012 Gamelogs / 2012 Splits / vs. DET Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2012 (1-1) 17.1 18 13 13 17 13 0 6.75
2011 (4-7) 101.1 80 54 48 66 102 9 4.26
2010 (13-9) 193.1 142 74 66 96 205 21 3.07
Last 7 GS 1-3 29.0 30 24 23 24 23 3 7.14 41
2012-04-24 @CLE L 4.2 4 4 4 7 5 0 115 38
2012-04-18 DET ND 5.0 4 2 2 3 3 0 97 51
2012-04-14 CLE ND 2.2 6 5 5 4 1 0 75 23
2012-04-08 @LAA W 5.0 4 2 2 3 4 0 99 52
2011-08-16 @ATL ND 2.2 1 1 1 1 0 0 34 51
2011-08-10 PIT L 4.1 4 5 4 4 6 1 83 39
2011-08-05 PHI L 4.2 7 5 5 2 4 2 85 32
Last 5 v.DET 0-1 12.0 10 5 5 6 11 1 3.75 55
2012-04-18 DET ND 5.0 4 2 2 3 3 0 97 51
2008-06-17 DET L 7.0 6 3 3 3 8 1 101 58
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:    0-10   Road:    6-6    ExtrInn: 0-2 
 vsRHP:   6-13   vsLHP:   0-3    1-Run:   1-6 
 vsEast:  0-4    vsCntrl: 3-9    vsWest:  3-3  IL: 0-0 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 22 Tue, May  1  @DET  L   3-9        6-16  4th  5.5 gb
 21 Sun, Apr 29  @MIN  L   4-7        6-15  4th  5.5 gb
 20 Fri, Apr 27  @MIN  W   7-6        6-14  4th  5.0 gb
 19 Thu, Apr 26  @CLE  W   4-2        5-14  4th  5.0 gb
 18 Wed, Apr 25  @CLE  W   8-2        4-14  5th  6.0 gb
 17 Tue, Apr 24  @CLE  L   3-4        3-14  5th  7.0 gb
 16 Mon, Apr 23   TOR  L   1-4        3-13  5th  7.0 gb
 15 Sun, Apr 22   TOR  L   3-5        3-12  5th  6.5 gb
 14 Sat, Apr 21   TOR  L   5-9        3-11  5th  6.5 gb
 13 Fri, Apr 20   TOR  L   3-4        3-10  5th  6.0 gb
 Last 10: 3-7    Last 20: 5-15   Last 30: 6-16
Tigers, 12-11, 12-11 1st, Tied

SP: Justin Verlander (29, RHP, 2-1, 2.41)

2012 Gamelogs / 2012 Splits / vs. KCR Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2012 (2-1) 37.1 24 12 10 8 35 2 2.41
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 3-1 52.1 35 17 15 12 47 4 2.58 65
2012-04-27 @NYY ND 6.0 7 5 4 0 4 2 102 44
2012-04-21 TEX W 6.0 4 1 0 3 8 0 115 67
2012-04-16 @KCR W 9.0 7 2 2 2 9 0 131 72
2012-04-11 TBR L 8.1 4 4 4 2 7 0 104 64
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
Last 5 v.KCR 5-0 38.2 25 9 8 10 37 1 1.86 69
2012-04-16 @KCR W 9.0 7 2 2 2 9 0 131 72
2011-08-06 @KCR W 7.0 5 3 3 2 8 1 110 61
2011-07-10 @KCR W 7.2 6 1 0 0 9 0 119 74
2011-05-13 KCR W 8.0 2 1 1 3 7 0 105 78
2010-06-05 @KCR W 7.0 5 2 2 3 4 0 112 60
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:    7-7    Road:    5-4    ExtrInn: 1-1 
 vsRHP:   6-8    vsLHP:   6-3    1-Run:   5-3 
 vsEast:  6-3    vsCntrl: 5-2    vsWest:  1-6  IL: 0-0 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 23 Tue, May  1   KCR  W   9-3       12-11  1st    Tied
 22 Sun, Apr 29  @NYY  L   2-6       11-11  2nd  1.0 gb
 21 Sat, Apr 28  @NYY  W   7-5       11-10  1st    Tied
 20 Fri, Apr 27  @NYY  L   6-7       10-10  2nd  1.0 gb
 19 Thu, Apr 26   SEA  L   4-5       10-9   1st    Tied
 18 Wed, Apr 25   SEA  L   1-9       10-8   1st    Tied
 17 Tue, Apr 24   SEA  L   4-7       10-7   1st    Tied
 16 Sun, Apr 22   TEX  L   2-3 (11)  10-6   1st  0.5 up
 15 Sat, Apr 21   TEX  W   3-2       10-5   1st  1.0 up
 14 Sat, Apr 21   TEX  L   4-10       9-5   1st  1.0 up
 Last 10: 3-7    Last 20: 9-11   Last 30:12-11
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Tue, May 01, 2012 DET  9  KCR  3        W:Rick Porcello (2-2), L: Luke Hochevar (2-2), S: none
Wed, Apr 18, 2012 DET  4 @KCR  3        W:Max Scherzer (1-1), L: Jose Mijares (0-1), S: Jose Valverde (3)
Tue, Apr 17, 2012 DET  3 @KCR  1        W:Octavio Dotel (1-0), L: Bruce Chen (0-1), S: Jose Valverde (2)
Mon, Apr 16, 2012 DET  3 @KCR  2        W:Justin Verlander (1-1), L: Danny Duffy (1-1), S: none

Wed, Sep 21, 2011 DET  6 @KCR  3        W:Doug Fister (10-13), L: Kelvin Herrera (0-1), S: Jose Valverde (47)
Tue, Sep 20, 2011 KCR 10  DET  2        W:Luis Mendoza (1-0), L: Brad Penny (10-11), S: none
Thu, Sep 01, 2011 KCR 11 @DET  8        W:Aaron Crow (4-4), L: Phil Coke (2-9), S: Joakim Soria (25)
Wed, Aug 31, 2011 DET  5  KCR  4        W:Daniel Schlereth (2-1), L: Blake Wood (5-2), S: Jose Valverde (40)
Tue, Aug 30, 2011 DET  2  KCR  1 (10)   W:Joaquin Benoit (4-3), L: Aaron Crow (3-4), S: none
Mon, Aug 29, 2011 KCR  9 @DET  5        W:Luke Hochevar (9-10), L: Max Scherzer (13-8), S: Blake Wood (1)
Season Series: 2012 - DET over 4-0; 2011 - DET won 11-7; 2010 - DET won 10-8; All-Time - KCR leads 290-284

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
Royals Batters (3.91 RS/G) vs. Tigers Pitchers (4.65 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
36.Putkonen
G/S/vB
33.Smyly*
G/S/vB
46.Valverde
G/S/vB
60.Villarreal
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
11.Betancourt G/S/vP 29/.669 ··· ··· 14/.762 5/.400 6/.733 ··· 2/.000 4/.000 ··· 54/42 .280/.333/.420/.753 .417/.855 .598 54/.753 0/0 1/1
16.Butler G/S/vP 46/1.018 ··· 2/.500 9/.777 6/2.167 9/.889 ··· 3/2.333 7/.453 1/2.000 94/76 .315/.351/.551/.902 .722/.947 1.045 94/.902 0/1 5/
1.Dyson* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 23/20 .286/.304/.429/.733 .667/.744 .769 23/.733 1/1 0/1
2.Escobar G/S/vP 13/.322 3/.000 4/.500 1/no AB 3/.000 6/1.166 ··· 2/1.000 7/.000 1/.000 86/72 .284/.318/.432/.750 .500/.801 .517 86/.750 5/0 1/2
21.Francoeur G/S/vP 17/.823 6/.833 3/1.000 4/1.000 7/1.428 1/.000 ··· 3/.333 13/.398 ··· 92/78 .253/.293/.333/.627 .774/.602 .723 92/.627 0/1 0/0
17.Getz* G/S/vP 21/.563 ··· ··· 2/1.000 8/.762 1/.000 ··· ··· 5/.800 1/no AB 43/32 .308/.341/.436/.777 .573/.849 .715 43/.777 3/1 0/0
4.Gordon* G/S/vP 39/.517 ··· 2/1.000 4/.000 7/.286 6/.533 ··· 3/.666 7/.453 1/2.000 99/76 .233/.333/.430/.764 .654/.797 .840 99/.764 1/1 4/0
35.Hosmer* G/S/vP 13/.322 ··· 3/.000 3/.000 3/.333 ··· ··· 3/.000 6/1.100 ··· 99/74 .180/.263/.371/.633 .422/.703 .590 99/.633 1/1 5/2
12.Maier* G/S/vP 12/.606 ··· 2/.500 3/.667 3/.000 2/.500 ··· ··· 3/.000 ··· 43/39 .222/.349/.389/.738 1.250/.671 .868 43/.738 1/0 1/0
8.Moustakas* G/S/vP 10/.311 ··· 4/.000 2/.000 5/.800 ··· ··· 3/.666 5/.400 ··· 84/72 .312/.369/.519/.889 1.136/.847 .776 84/.889 1/0 3/2
27.Pena# G/S/vP 6/.500 ··· 1/.000 2/1.000 3/1.667 2/4.000 ··· 2/.000 8/1.550 ··· 41/34 .282/.317/.410/.727 .429/.790 .579 41/.727 0/0 0/1
33.Quintero G/S/vP 4/1.000 1/.000 ··· 3/.000 ··· 1/2.000 ··· ··· 1/no AB ··· 44/38 .263/.341/.395/.736 .333/.783 .890 44/.736 0/0 0/1
IP 37.1 14.2 12.0 9.1 10.0 8.2 1.2 22.0 9.2 1.2 TOTAL .261/.320/.422/.742 .604/.777 .727 .742 14/8 20/14
ERA-K/9 2.41/8.4 4.30/5.5 0.00/6.8 3.86/15.5 2.70/8.1 0.00/10.3 10.80/0.0 1.23/9.0 5.59/5.6 0.00/5.3 4.21/7.6

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Pena (6-5-0)
 Quintero (13-3-1)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 145/.179 66/.170 42/.167 47/.324 40/.265 31/.138 11/.333 90/.222 46/.289 7/.200 .271  Francoeur
 Gordon
 Dyson
 Maier
0/0/22/4
21/0/0/1
0/5/0/0
0/11/0/0
OPS .490 .643 .333 .852 .728 .366 .788 .670 .891 .629 .756
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 82/.400 26/.646 16/.375 20/.713 17/.827 10/1.000 6/.533 22/.983 24/1.289 1/ .759
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 63/.603 40/.639 26/.308 27/.958 23/.649 21/.095 5/1.100 68/.563 22/.483 6/.533 .753
Home 82/.342 52/.552 42/.333 31/.836 33/.725 18/.399 / 44/.788 25/.670 3/.667
Last 28d days 145/.490 66/.643 42/.333 47/.852 40/.728 31/.366 11/.788 90/.670 46/.891 7/.629
HR/SB/CS 2/2/1 2/3/0 0/1/0 0/0/0 1/1/0 0/1/1 0/0/0 3/0/2 1/2/0 0/0/0 23/17/9
Usage ····X··· ··X···XX ······X· ····XX·· o··ooo·X ···ooo·· ··X····· ···X···· ···X···· ····X···
Tigers Batters (4.48 RS/G) vs. Royals Pitchers (5.05 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 57.Sanchez*
G/S/vB
47.Adcock
G/S/vB
51.Broxton
G/S/vB
31.Coleman
G/S/vB
55.Collins*
G/S/vB
43.Crow
G/S/vB
40.Herrera
G/S/vB
46.Hottovy*
G/S/vB
50.Mijares*
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
13.Avila* G/S/vP ··· 3/.000 2/.000 5/1.467 5/.200 2/2.500 ··· ··· 3/1.000 70/49 .226/.314/.419/.734 .707/.745 1.018 70/.734 1/0 3/2
26.Boesch* G/S/vP 3/.000 2/.000 3/1.000 4/.000 2/.500 3/.666 1/.000 ··· 7/.486 99/65 .229/.253/.344/.596 .618/.586 .517 99/.596 0/1 3/0
24.Cabrera G/S/vP 7/.715 5/1.400 5/.400 6/.833 ··· 3/.000 2/1.500 ··· 7/.453 100/66 .303/.370/.573/.943 .941/.940 1.132 100/.943 0/0 7/3
12.Dirks* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 1/2.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 36/30 .314/.333/.571/.905 .667/.954 1.091 36/.905 0/0 1/0
34.Eldred G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 14/9 .143/.143/.286/.429 .000/.667 .000 14/.429 0/0 0/
28.Fielder* G/S/vP 23/.993 ··· 6/1.000 ··· 1/.000 1/no AB ··· 1/.000 4/1.750 98/59 .294/.378/.424/.801 .740/.840 .735 98/.801 1/0 3/1
14.Jackson G/S/vP 3/.000 4/2.250 1/no AB 4/.500 1/.000 4/1.833 3/.000 ··· 3/.333 99/66 .314/.398/.523/.921 .773/.997 .974 99/.921 4/0 3/0
32.Kelly* G/S/vP ··· 2/.000 1/2.000 1/3.000 2/.000 3/2.667 3/1.666 ··· 1/.000 33/28 .241/.333/.241/.575 .650/.561 .638 33/.575 0/0 0/1
9.Laird G/S/vP 2/.500 ··· 1/2.000 1/no AB ··· 1/.000 1/2.000 ··· 3/.000 21/6 .316/.381/.526/.907 .872/1.000 .222 21/.907 0/0 1/0
27.Peralta G/S/vP 5/.650 2/1.000 1/3.000 5/1.100 4/1.250 5/1.100 1/.000 ··· 8/.708 82/58 .253/.296/.360/.656 .812/.588 .561 82/.656 0/1 0/1
25.Raburn G/S/vP 3/5.000 2/.000 ··· 4/.250 3/.666 3/.000 3/.333 ··· 3/.000 60/34 .148/.220/.185/.406 .448/.373 .407 60/.406 1/0 0/1
39.Santiago# G/S/vP ··· 3/1.000 1/2.000 2/.000 2/.500 2/5.000 1/2.000 ··· 4/1.250 45/31 .171/.222/.220/.442 .071/.601 .566 45/.442 0/0 0/1
29.Worth G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 8/1 .143/.250/.143/.393 .452/.000 .400 8/.393 0/0 0/0
IP 17.1 5.1 7.2 7.0 13.2 11.1 11.1 3.0 10.0 TOTAL .249/.312/.395/.707 .661/.732 .729 .707 7/3 23/13
ERA-K/9 6.75/6.8 1.69/5.1 2.35/8.2 5.14/5.1 2.63/11.8 2.38/8.8 3.97/8.0 3.00/9.0 2.70/7.2 4.81/7.1

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Avila (14-6-2)
 Laird (3-3-0)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 89/.269 23/.250 33/.231 31/.269 54/.200 43/.132 44/.256 13/.273 43/.243 .270  Boesch
 Kelly
 Jackson
 Dirks
 Raburn
0/0/21/1
6/1/5/1
0/22/0/1
3/0/0/0
10/0/2/0
OPS .804 .698 .690 .905 .601 .364 .854 .839 .623 .768
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 28/.743 13/.724 16/.563 16/.800 25/.825 18/.229 18/.889 7/.286 22/.483 .769
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 61/.830 10/.650 17/.804 15/.988 29/.421 25/.462 26/.829 6/1.333 21/.770 .768
Road 48/.710 23/.698 22/.614 6/1.800 35/.422 23/.504 22/.842 13/.839 24/.519
Last 28d days 89/.804 23/.698 33/.690 31/.905 54/.601 43/.364 44/.854 13/.839 43/.623
HR/SB/CS 0/2/1 0/0/1 0/0/1 2/0/1 2/4/0 0/0/0 4/1/0 0/0/0 0/1/0 17/19/8
Usage ·······X ··X····· ····oX·· o···o··· X····X·X ·····XX· o···o··X o···X·o· ····X·oX

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.