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Game Preview: DET @ KCR, 8:10pm, Monday, April 16, 2012 @Kauffman Stadium

Tigers, 6-3, 6-3 1st, ½ up

SP: Justin Verlander (29, RHP, 0-1, 2.20)

2012 Gamelogs / 2012 Splits / vs. KCR Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2012 (0-1) 16.1 6 4 4 3 14 0 2.20
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 4-1 51.2 33 14 14 12 46 5 2.44 66
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
2011-09-13 @CHW W 7.0 6 0 0 2 6 0 106 69
2011-09-07 @CLE W 6.0 3 4 4 2 8 2 113 56
2011-09-02 CHW W 7.1 7 1 1 1 6 1 106 65
Last 5 v.KCR 4-0 34.2 24 11 10 9 34 2 2.60 63
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
2010-04-05 @KCR ND 5.0 6 4 4 1 6 1 93 44
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:    5-1    Road:    1-2    ExtrInn: 1-0 
 vsRHP:   3-3    vsLHP:   3-0    1-Run:   2-0 
 vsEast:  5-1    vsCntrl: 1-2    vsWest:  0-0  IL: 0-0 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
  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
  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: 6-3    Last 20: 6-3    Last 30: 6-3 
Royals, 3-6, 3-6 4th, 3 GB, 2 GB in WC

SP: Danny Duffy (23, LHP, 1-0, 0.00)

2012 Gamelogs / 2012 Splits / vs. DET Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2012 (1-0) 6.0 1 0 0 4 8 0 0.00
2011 (4-8) 105.1 119 66 66 51 87 15 5.64
Last 7 GS 2-3 38.2 35 25 25 19 31 4 5.82 47
2012-04-10 @OAK W 6.0 1 0 0 4 8 0 103 74
2011-09-06 @OAK W 6.1 4 3 3 3 4 0 119 54
2011-09-01 @DET ND 5.0 6 5 5 3 4 1 92 36
2011-08-27 @CLE ND 5.1 6 4 4 2 7 1 102 45
2011-08-21 BOS L 6.0 5 2 2 2 3 1 102 55
2011-08-16 NYY L 3.0 8 8 8 2 3 1 90 12
2011-08-11 @TBR L 7.0 5 3 3 3 2 0 103 54
Last 5 v.DET 0-2 16.0 15 10 10 7 14 2 5.63 48
2011-09-01 @DET ND 5.0 6 5 5 3 4 1 92 36
2011-08-06 DET L 5.0 5 3 3 3 4 0 105 46
2011-07-07 DET L 6.0 4 2 2 1 6 1 102 61
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:    0-3    Road:    3-3    ExtrInn: 0-2 
 vsRHP:   3-5    vsLHP:   0-1    1-Run:   0-2 
 vsEast:  0-0    vsCntrl: 0-3    vsWest:  3-3  IL: 0-0 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
  9 Sun, Apr 15   CLE  L   7-13       3-6   4th  3.0 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: 3-6    Last 20: 3-6    Last 30: 3-6 
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
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)
Sun, Aug 07, 2011 KCR  4  DET  3        W:Bruce Chen (6-5), L: Max Scherzer (11-7), S: Joakim Soria (21)
Sat, Aug 06, 2011 DET  4 @KCR  3        W:Justin Verlander (16-5), L: Danny Duffy (3-5), S: Jose Valverde (32)
Fri, Aug 05, 2011 DET  4 @KCR  3 (10)   W:Daniel Schlereth (1-1), L: Aaron Crow (3-3), S: Jose Valverde (31)
Sun, Jul 10, 2011 DET  2 @KCR  1        W:Justin Verlander (12-4), L: Jeff Francis (3-10), S: Jose Valverde (24)
Season Series: 2012 -  0-0; 2011 - DET won 11-7; 2010 - DET won 10-8; All-Time - KCR leads 290-280

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.

Tigers Batters (5.33 RS/G) vs. Royals Pitchers (5.44 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 23.Duffy*
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
56.Holland
G/S/vB
50.Mijares*
G/S/vB
61.Teaford*
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
13.Avila* G/S/vP 6/.167 2/.000 5/1.467 3/.333 2/2.500 ··· 4/.750 3/1.000 1/.000 551/403 .295/.389/.506/.895 .779/.939 .844 28/1.073 3/1 19/6
26.Boesch* G/S/vP 3/.333 2/1.500 3/.000 2/.500 2/1.000 ··· 5/.650 6/.583 1/.000 472/354 .283/.341/.458/.799 .752/.814 .763 37/.568 5/3 16/3
24.Cabrera G/S/vP 9/1.069 4/.500 5/.600 ··· 2/.000 1/3.000 6/.334 6/.167 1/.000 688/507 .344/.448/.586/1.033 .990/1.047 1.055 40/.895 2/1 30/13
12.Dirks* G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 1/2.000 ··· ··· 2/.000 ··· 1/.000 235/204 .251/.296/.406/.703 .871/.675 .615 21/.783 5/2 7/2
28.Fielder* G/S/vP ··· 6/1.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 3/1.667 ··· 692/499 .299/.415/.566/.981 .822/1.046 .869 39/.969 1/1 38/15
15.Inge G/S/vP 4/.250 2/.000 4/.000 1/no AB 1/.000 1/no AB 3/.666 6/.334 ··· 303/189 .197/.265/.283/.548 .717/.449 .512 3/.000 1/1 3/9
14.Jackson G/S/vP 7/.429 ··· 3/.000 1/.000 3/1.666 1/.000 5/.650 3/.333 ··· 668/463 .249/.317/.374/.690 .732/.672 .635 41/1.159 22/5 10/3
32.Kelly* G/S/vP ··· 1/2.000 1/3.000 1/.000 3/2.667 1/5.000 4/.500 1/.000 1/.000 281/259 .245/.291/.381/.672 .381/.698 .785 4/.500 2/1 7/5
9.Laird G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/no AB ··· 1/.000 ··· 3/.666 3/.000 ··· 108/89 .232/.302/.358/.660 .902/.610 .651 9/1.333 1/1 1/3
27.Peralta G/S/vP 6/.000 1/3.000 5/1.100 3/1.667 4/1.417 ··· 4/1.000 8/.708 ··· 576/403 .299/.345/.478/.824 .765/.848 .752 37/.718 0/2 21/7
25.Raburn G/S/vP 6/1.700 ··· 4/.250 3/.666 2/.000 1/no AB 5/1.000 3/.000 1/.000 418/261 .256/.297/.432/.729 .807/.681 .755 30/.241 1/1 14/17
39.Santiago# G/S/vP 2/1.000 1/2.000 2/.000 1/.000 2/5.000 ··· 2/.000 4/1.250 1/.000 294/237 .260/.311/.384/.695 .832/.662 .618 12/.258 0/0 5/3
21.Young G/S/vP 5/1.000 ··· 2/.000 2/.000 4/.000 1/.000 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 503/361 .268/.302/.393/.695 .759/.670 .656 34/.831 1/0 12/7
IP 105.1 12.2 59.2 67.0 62.0 2.0 60.0 49.0 44.0 TOTAL .276/.341/.447/.789 .728/.817 .680 .789 2/3 11/1
ERA-K/9 5.64/7.4 5.68/7.1 2.87/9.6 3.63/8.1 2.76/9.4 13.50/0.0 1.80/11.1 4.59/5.5 3.27/5.7 4.69/7.8

 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 474/.287 62/.283 244/.207 295/.216 266/.237 9/.286 233/.175 228/.275 175/.231 .267  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 .864 .840 .685 .681 .711 1.232 .521 .797 .710 .788
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 126/.811 26/.670 89/.803 135/.683 120/.919 2/2.500 106/.522 97/.698 73/.570 .863
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 348/.882 36/.951 155/.619 160/.678 146/.537 7/.733 127/.519 131/.874 102/.799 .726
Home 214/.864 45/.868 141/.703 149/.765 140/.678 6/2.100 104/.330 114/.740 105/.797
Last 28d days 21/.356 17/.603 14/1.107 28/.914 17/.544 19/1.146 23/.867 23/.698 15/.277
HR/SB/CS 15/11/9 2/0/0 9/2/4 5/7/1 8/6/1 1/0/0 3/1/0 4/2/3 8/3/1 9/7/2
Usage ·····X·· ·o··X··o X······· ·X··X·X· ·o···o·X ·oo·o··X ·X··X··· XX··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 (4.33 RS/G) vs. Tigers Pitchers (3.78 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
55.Schlereth*
G/S/vB
33.Smyly*
G/S/vB
46.Valverde
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
11.Betancourt G/S/vP 29/.669 ··· ··· 13/.718 4/.500 5/.900 3/.666 ··· 3/.000 584/462 .252/.271/.381/.652 .576/.672 .679 18/1.000 4/4 13/21
30.Bourgeois G/S/vP ··· 2/.500 ··· ··· ··· 1/no AB 1/.000 ··· ··· 252/143 .294/.323/.357/.680 .925/.497 .636 5/.600 31/6 1/1
16.Butler G/S/vP 42/1.020 ··· 2/.500 7/.829 6/2.167 9/.889 4/.250 ··· 7/.453 673/501 .291/.361/.461/.822 .917/.790 .862 38/.910 2/1 19/0
2.Escobar G/S/vP 9/.347 3/.000 4/.500 1/no AB 2/.000 5/1.400 2/2.000 ··· 5/.000 598/447 .254/.290/.343/.633 .576/.651 .551 37/.688 26/9 4/15
21.Francoeur G/S/vP 13/1.077 6/.833 3/1.000 2/.000 6/1.167 1/.000 3/.333 ··· 13/.398 656/488 .285/.329/.476/.805 .934/.762 .823 37/.667 22/10 20/5
17.Getz* G/S/vP 17/.666 ··· ··· 2/1.000 8/.762 1/.000 2/.000 ··· 5/.800 429/319 .255/.313/.287/.600 .636/.588 .639 21/.810 21/7 0/7
4.Gordon* G/S/vP 34/.502 ··· 2/1.000 4/.000 6/.334 5/.400 8/1.089 ··· 6/.533 690/478 .303/.376/.502/.879 .829/.901 .937 39/.437 17/8 23/4
35.Hosmer* G/S/vP 9/.347 ··· 3/.000 1/.000 2/.500 ··· 2/.000 ··· 6/1.100 563/400 .293/.334/.465/.799 .585/.886 .804 42/.742 11/5 19/8
12.Maier* G/S/vP 8/.250 ··· 2/.500 3/.667 3/.000 2/.500 3/.000 ··· 3/.000 113/72 .232/.345/.337/.682 .627/.714 .743 13/.647 1/0 0/0
8.Moustakas* G/S/vP 6/.533 ··· 4/.000 1/.000 4/1.000 ··· 3/1.334 ··· 4/.500 365/267 .263/.309/.367/.675 .494/.741 .617 32/.797 2/0 5/11
27.Pena# G/S/vP 6/.500 ··· 1/.000 2/1.000 3/1.667 1/5.000 2/.500 ··· 7/1.514 240/168 .248/.288/.338/.625 .600/.636 .479 16/.875 0/0 3/2
33.Quintero G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 ··· 3/.000 ··· 1/2.000 ··· ··· ··· 272/213 .240/.258/.317/.575 .650/.555 .604 18/.922 1/0 2/5
IP 251.0 35.2 29.0 61.0 108.2 54.0 49.0 72.1 TOTAL .258/.301/.425/.726 .666/.739 .819 .726 4/5 8/7
ERA-K/9 2.40/9.0 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 3.78/9.0

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

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 969/.192 159/.268 127/.252 241/.218 474/.279 218/.185 212/.209 / 301/.198 .239  Gordon
 Francoeur
 Maier
 Bourgeois
148/0/0/20
0/0/153/16
11/9/10/2
34/34/13/1
OPS .555 .807 .660 .581 .728 .574 .699 .580 .690
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 538/.504 61/.733 53/.661 125/.639 167/.584 85/.845 100/.529 / 179/.687 .732
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 431/.617 98/.847 74/.659 116/.517 307/.806 133/.410 112/.863 / 122/.432 .655
Road 507/.563 73/.961 62/.489 109/.504 278/.665 115/.631 105/.656 / 132/.513
Last 28d days 58/.282 27/.601 9/.222 21/.921 13/.717 11/.364 21/1.476 20/.900 22/.914
HR/SB/CS 24/10/5 7/5/1 2/2/1 5/3/2 5/10/6 6/1/1 6/5/3 // 5/9/3 7/4/2
Usage ····X··· ·X·X···X ·······o o··o···X ···o·X·o ··X····o ·XX·o··X ···X···· X··oXo··

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.