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Game Preview: CLE @ KCR, 2:10pm, Sunday, April 15, 2012 @Kauffman Stadium

Indians, 3-4, 3-4 3rd, 2 GB, 1½ GB in WC

SP: Ubaldo Jimenez (28, RHP, 0-0, 2.57)

2012 Gamelogs / 2012 Splits / vs. KCR Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2012 (0-0) 7.0 1 2 2 3 3 0 2.57
2011 (10-13) 188.1 186 111 98 78 180 17 4.68
2010 (19-8) 221.2 164 73 71 92 214 10 2.88
Last 7 GS 2-3 44.1 32 23 21 21 33 2 4.26 54
2012-04-07 TOR ND 7.0 1 2 2 3 3 0 95 67
2011-09-26 @DET L 5.0 9 6 6 3 3 0 94 25
2011-09-21 CHW L 7.0 6 4 4 2 7 0 113 54
2011-09-16 @MIN W 6.1 5 3 1 3 4 0 106 56
2011-09-11 @CHW W 6.0 3 2 2 5 2 0 105 55
2011-09-05 DET L 7.0 2 3 3 3 8 1 117 66
2011-08-31 OAK ND 6.0 6 3 3 2 6 1 114 52
Last 5 v.KCR 1-0 7.0 7 1 1 1 10 1 1.29 68
2011-08-26 KCR W 7.0 7 1 1 1 10 1 105 68
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:    1-4    Road:    2-0    ExtrInn: 1-2 
 vsRHP:   2-1    vsLHP:   1-3    1-Run:   1-0 
 vsEast:  1-2    vsCntrl: 2-2    vsWest:  0-0  IL: 0-0 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
  7 Sat, Apr 14  @KCR  W  11-9 (10)   3-4   3rd  2.0 gb
  6 Fri, Apr 13  @KCR  W   8-3        2-4   4th  2.5 gb
  5 Wed, Apr 11   CHW  L   6-10       1-4   4th  3.0 gb
  4 Mon, Apr  9   CHW  L   2-4        1-3   4th  2.5 gb
  3 Sun, Apr  8   TOR  W   4-3        1-2   3rd  2.0 gb
  2 Sat, Apr  7   TOR  L   4-7 (12)   0-2   4th  2.0 gb
  1 Thu, Apr  5   TOR  L   4-7 (16)   0-1   5th  1.0 gb
 Last 10: 3-4    Last 20: 3-4    Last 30: 3-4 
Royals, 3-5, 3-5 4th, 2½ GB, 2 GB in WC

SP: Luis Mendoza (28, RHP, 0-1, 1.59)

2012 Gamelogs / 2012 Splits / vs. CLE Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2012 (0-1) 5.2 5 1 1 4 2 0 1.59
2011 (2-0) 14.2 11 3 2 5 7 0 1.23
2010 (0-1) 4.0 10 10 10 3 1 4 22.50
Last 7 GS 3-3 39.2 46 27 24 15 15 1 5.45 42
2012-04-09 @OAK L 5.2 5 1 1 4 2 0 97 53
2011-09-25 @CHW W 7.2 5 1 1 2 4 0 100 67
2011-09-20 DET W 7.0 6 2 1 3 3 0 102 59
2008-08-13 @BOS L 4.0 9 8 7 4 2 0 90 12
2008-08-08 @BAL L 3.0 6 5 5 1 1 1 69 27
2008-08-03 TOR W 7.0 6 4 4 1 2 0 98 50
2008-07-29 SEA ND 5.1 9 6 5 0 1 0 87 29
Has never faced CLE as starter.
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:    0-2    Road:    3-3    ExtrInn: 0-2 
 vsRHP:   3-4    vsLHP:   0-1    1-Run:   0-2 
 vsEast:  0-0    vsCntrl: 0-2    vsWest:  3-3  IL: 0-0 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
  8 Sat, Apr 14   CLE  L   9-11(10)   3-5   4th  2.5 gb
  7 Fri, Apr 13   CLE  L   3-8        3-4   3rd  2.0 gb
  6 Wed, Apr 11  @OAK  L   4-5 (12)   3-3   3rd  1.5 gb
  5 Tue, Apr 10  @OAK  W   3-0  (8)   3-2   2nd  1.5 gb
  4 Mon, Apr  9  @OAK  L   0-1        2-2   2nd  1.5 gb
  3 Sun, Apr  8  @LAA  W   7-3        2-1   2nd  1.0 gb
  2 Sat, Apr  7  @LAA  W   6-3        1-1   2nd  1.0 gb
  1 Fri, Apr  6  @LAA  L   0-5        0-1   2nd  1.0 gb
 Last 10: 3-5    Last 20: 3-5    Last 30: 3-5 
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Sat, Apr 14, 2012 CLE 11 @KCR  9 (10)   W:Jairo Asencio (1-1), L: Greg Holland (0-1), S: Chris Perez (2)
Fri, Apr 13, 2012 CLE  8 @KCR  3        W:Derek Lowe (2-0), L: Luke Hochevar (1-1), S: none

Sun, Sep 04, 2011 CLE  9 @KCR  6        W:Jeanmar Gomez (2-2), L: Jeff Francis (5-15), S: Chris Perez (32)
Sat, Sep 03, 2011 KCR  5  CLE  1        W:Luke Hochevar (10-10), L: David Huff (2-3), S: none
Fri, Sep 02, 2011 CLE  5 @KCR  4        W:Justin Masterson (11-8), L: Bruce Chen (10-6), S: Chris Perez (31)
Sun, Aug 28, 2011 KCR  2 @CLE  1        W:Bruce Chen (10-5), L: Justin Masterson (10-8), S: Joakim Soria (24)
Sat, Aug 27, 2011 CLE  8  KCR  7        W:Joe Smith (3-3), L: Louis Coleman (1-4), S: Chris Perez (29)
Fri, Aug 26, 2011 CLE  2  KCR  1        W:Ubaldo Jimenez (8-10), L: Felipe Paulino (2-10), S: Chris Perez (28)
Sun, Jul 31, 2011 KCR  5 @CLE  3        W:Danny Duffy (3-4), L: Roberto Hernandez (5-11), S: Joakim Soria (20)
Sat, Jul 30, 2011 CLE  5  KCR  2        W:Tony Sipp (6-2), L: Joakim Soria (5-4), S: none
Season Series: 2012 - CLE over 2-0; 2011 - CLE won 12-6; 2010 - CLE won 10-8; All-Time - CLE leads 297-278

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.

Indians Batters (5.57 RS/G) vs. Royals Pitchers (4.50 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 39.Mendoza
G/S/vB
51.Broxton
G/S/vB
55.Collins*
G/S/vB
43.Crow
G/S/vB
40.Herrera
G/S/vB
56.Holland
G/S/vB
50.Mijares*
G/S/vB
61.Teaford*
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
23.Brantley* G/S/vP ··· ··· 7/.286 4/.500 ··· 5/.000 6/.000 3/.000 496/338 .266/.318/.384/.702 .525/.782 .706 32/.536 13/5 7/3
13.Cabrera# G/S/vP ··· ··· 8/1.238 3/.000 1/5.000 5/.600 7/1.881 2/2.500 667/453 .273/.332/.460/.792 .777/.799 .751 36/.892 17/5 25/15
17.Choo* G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 6/.334 3/.000 1/.000 4/2.750 9/.555 2/.500 358/239 .259/.344/.390/.733 .688/.757 .658 36/.676 12/5 8/4
2.Cunningham G/S/vP ··· 3/1.000 ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 101/52 .178/.257/.367/.624 .652/.598 .752 11/.311 1/0 3/0
16.Donald G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/2.000 1/2.000 ··· 4/1.750 2/1.000 1/.000 143/77 .318/.364/.402/.765 .949/.607 .622 12/.450 3/2 1/4
47.Duncan G/S/vP ··· ··· 3/1.000 1/no AB 1/.000 ··· 1/3.000 2/.500 247/133 .260/.324/.484/.808 .679/.918 .930 28/.907 0/1 11/2
48.Hafner* G/S/vP ··· ··· 2/.000 1/no AB 1/.000 3/2.000 9/1.222 3/.000 368/260 .280/.361/.449/.811 .638/.886 .758 23/.704 0/0 13/
9.Hannahan* G/S/vP 3/.000 ··· 5/1.600 4/.250 ··· 1/.000 ··· 4/.250 366/246 .250/.331/.388/.719 .811/.673 .639 23/.841 2/1 8/5
22.Kipnis* G/S/vP ··· ··· 2/2.500 1/.000 ··· 1/2.000 2/.500 2/.000 150/107 .272/.333/.507/.841 .744/.878 .873 31/.698 5/0 7/6
35.Kotchman* G/S/vP 4/1.750 1/.000 3/2.334 ··· ··· 2/.000 3/.333 2/.000 563/401 .306/.378/.422/.800 .709/.838 .751 30/.450 2/2 10/2
4.Lopez G/S/vP 4/.833 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/no AB ··· 242/164 .216/.245/.372/.617 .582/.634 .553 9/.889 2/0 8/5
6.Marson G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 1/.000 1/.000 272/164 .230/.300/.296/.596 .793/.474 .691 3/.000 4/2 1/5
41.Santana# G/S/vP ··· ··· 6/.750 2/.000 2/.000 2/.500 6/.533 3/1.334 658/441 .239/.351/.457/.808 .964/.736 .787 36/.917 5/3 27/11
IP 14.2 12.2 67.0 62.0 2.0 60.0 49.0 44.0 TOTAL .217/.318/.393/.711 .756/.666 .935 .711 5/3 11/6
ERA-K/9 1.23/4.3 5.68/7.1 3.63/8.1 2.76/9.4 13.50/0.0 1.80/11.1 4.59/5.5 3.27/5.7 4.14/8.0

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Marson (48-30-5)
 Santana (56-18-4)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 60/.212 62/.283 295/.216 266/.237 9/.286 233/.175 228/.275 175/.231 .251  Choo
 Brantley
 Duncan
 Cunningham
0/0/85/9
66/52/0/5
37/0/2/2
13/0/18/1
OPS .550 .840 .681 .711 1.232 .521 .797 .710 .723
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 29/.550 26/.670 135/.683 120/.919 2/2.500 106/.522 97/.698 73/.570 .768
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 31/.550 36/.951 160/.678 146/.537 7/.733 127/.519 131/.874 102/.799 .694
Home 31/.630 45/.868 149/.765 140/.678 6/2.100 104/.330 114/.740 105/.797
Last 28d days 24/.625 17/.603 28/.914 17/.544 19/1.146 23/.867 17/.494 15/.277
HR/SB/CS 0/0/2 2/0/0 5/7/1 8/6/1 1/0/0 3/1/0 4/2/3 8/3/1 5/6/2
Usage ·····X·· o··X··oo X··X·X·o o···o·X· oo·o··X· X··X···X X··X·oX· ·X······

NOTE: Team stats shown are for the 2012 season. Player Stats for the 2011 season. We will switch to 2012 stats on May 1st.

Royals Batters (4.00 RS/G) vs. Indians Pitchers (6.14 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 30.Jimenez
G/S/vB
58.Gomez
G/S/vB
54.Perez
G/S/vB
53.Perez*
G/S/vB
52.Pestano
G/S/vB
49.Sipp*
G/S/vB
38.Smith
G/S/vB
32.Asencio
G/S/vB
44.Wheeler
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
11.Betancourt G/S/vP 9/.819 7/1.262 2/.000 6/.533 1/5.000 7/.429 3/.666 ··· 8/.375 584/462 .252/.271/.381/.652 .576/.672 .679 18/1.000 4/4 13/21
30.Bourgeois G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 252/143 .294/.323/.357/.680 .925/.497 .636 4/.750 31/6 1/1
16.Butler G/S/vP 3/.000 13/1.038 7/1.714 8/.542 9/.333 6/.533 7/.453 ··· 11/.000 673/501 .291/.361/.461/.822 .917/.790 .862 34/.960 2/1 19/0
1.Dyson* G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 1/.000 2/.000 1/.000 2/.000 2/2.500 1/no AB ··· 53/49 .205/.308/.227/.535 .333/.544 .643 10/.675 11/1 0/0
2.Escobar G/S/vP 6/.000 2/2.000 5/.000 2/1.500 4/.500 2/1.000 4/.250 ··· 2/.000 598/447 .254/.290/.343/.633 .576/.651 .551 33/.636 26/9 4/15
21.Francoeur G/S/vP 20/.726 4/.500 2/.000 2/.000 5/.650 3/2.667 11/1.064 1/.000 2/.500 656/488 .285/.329/.476/.805 .934/.762 .823 32/.775 22/10 20/5
17.Getz* G/S/vP 3/.000 7/.857 5/1.267 5/.800 ··· 9/.985 2/.000 ··· 2/2.000 429/319 .255/.313/.287/.600 .636/.588 .639 16/.563 21/7 0/7
4.Gordon* G/S/vP 4/.000 15/.553 8/.143 17/.721 2/1.000 12/1.080 1/no AB ··· 3/.666 690/478 .303/.376/.502/.879 .829/.901 .937 34/.469 17/8 23/4
35.Hosmer* G/S/vP 3/2.334 4/1.167 ··· 3/1.167 3/.000 5/.600 ··· 1/.000 1/2.000 563/400 .293/.334/.465/.799 .585/.886 .804 37/.682 11/5 19/8
12.Maier* G/S/vP ··· 9/1.667 3/1.167 3/2.334 2/.500 7/.953 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 113/72 .232/.345/.337/.682 .627/.714 .743 8/.821 1/0 0/0
8.Moustakas* G/S/vP 3/.666 4/.500 3/.666 2/2.500 1/.000 3/.000 2/.000 ··· 2/.000 365/267 .263/.309/.367/.675 .494/.741 .617 27/.759 2/0 5/11
27.Pena# G/S/vP ··· 7/.572 1/.000 5/.200 1/.000 5/.000 3/1.000 ··· 3/.000 240/168 .248/.288/.338/.625 .600/.636 .479 11/.455 0/0 3/2
33.Quintero G/S/vP 7/.453 ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 2/.000 ··· 1/2.000 272/213 .240/.258/.317/.575 .650/.555 .604 18/.922 1/0 2/5
IP 188.1 58.1 59.2 63.0 62.0 62.1 67.0 10.1 49.1 TOTAL .248/.289/.417/.706 .691/.709 .796 .706 3/5 8/6
ERA-K/9 4.68/8.6 4.47/4.8 3.32/5.9 3.00/4.7 2.32/12.2 3.03/8.2 2.01/6.0 6.97/7.0 4.38/7.1 4.62/6.6

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Pena (48-27-4)
 Quintero (48-14-3)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 822/.254 259/.303 248/.215 257/.253 250/.184 251/.201 267/.217 52/.340 201/.246 .253  Gordon
 Francoeur
 Maier
 Bourgeois
 Dyson
148/0/0/20
0/0/153/16
11/9/10/2
34/34/13/1
0/17/0/0
OPS .752 .804 .648 .650 .577 .664 .541 .914 .694 .717
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 394/.710 127/.855 131/.598 128/.594 103/.812 105/.664 90/.460 18/.583 78/.764 .780
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 428/.791 132/.756 117/.702 129/.708 147/.410 146/.665 177/.582 34/1.086 123/.649 .672
Road 401/.709 183/.858 114/.744 111/.666 137/.535 107/.706 137/.602 42/.957 82/.744
Last 28d days 25/.205 13/.077 19/.702 12/.795 20/.856 15/1.226 21/.831 29/.670 13/1.338
HR/SB/CS 17/24/6 6/6/4 5/8/0 2/2/4 5/1/0 10/13/2 1/4/3 1/0/0 7/1/2 8/1/2
Usage ·······X X··X···· o·····Xo o··o·o·o oX····oX Xo·····X oX····Xo o··o·X·· ···X·X·X

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.