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Game Preview: TOR @ KCR, 8:10pm, Friday, April 20, 2012 @Kauffman Stadium

Blue Jays, 6-6, 6-6 4th, 1½ GB, ½ GB in WC

SP: Kyle Drabek (24, RHP, 2-0, 1.42)

2012 Gamelogs / 2012 Splits / vs. KCR Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2012 (2-0) 12.2 9 3 2 4 10 1 1.42
2011 (4-5) 78.2 87 54 53 55 51 10 6.06
2010 (0-3) 17.0 18 9 9 5 12 2 4.76
Last 7 GS 3-3 35.1 39 25 24 22 23 5 6.11 43
2012-04-15 BAL W 7.1 6 2 1 1 6 1 103 65
2012-04-10 BOS W 5.1 3 1 1 3 4 0 91 59
2011-06-12 BOS L 4.0 7 8 8 4 5 3 91 17
2011-06-07 @KCR W 5.1 9 5 5 3 0 0 99 27
2011-06-01 CLE L 0.2 3 4 4 3 1 0 38 28
2011-05-27 CHW ND 6.2 3 2 2 5 4 0 121 59
2011-05-22 HOU L 6.0 8 3 3 3 3 1 104 44
Last 5 v.KCR 1-0 5.1 9 5 5 3 0 0 8.44 27
2011-06-07 @KCR W 5.1 9 5 5 3 0 0 99 27
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:    4-5    Road:    2-1    ExtrInn: 2-0 
 vsRHP:   4-4    vsLHP:   2-2    1-Run:   0-1 
 vsEast:  4-5    vsCntrl: 2-1    vsWest:  0-0  IL: 0-0 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 12 Thu, Apr 19   TBR  L   4-9        6-6   4th  1.5 gb
 11 Wed, Apr 18   TBR  L   2-12       6-5   2nd  0.5 gb
 10 Tue, Apr 17   TBR  W   7-3        6-4   2nd  0.5 gb
  9 Sun, Apr 15   BAL  W   9-2        5-4   1st    Tied
  8 Sat, Apr 14   BAL  L   4-6        4-4   2nd  1.0 gb
  7 Fri, Apr 13   BAL  L   5-7        4-3   1st    Tied
  6 Wed, Apr 11   BOS  W   3-1        4-2   2nd  0.5 gb
  5 Tue, Apr 10   BOS  W   7-3        3-2   2nd  0.5 gb
  4 Mon, Apr  9   BOS  L   2-4        2-2   3rd  1.5 gb
  3 Sun, Apr  8  @CLE  L   3-4        2-1   3rd  1.0 gb
 Last 10: 4-6    Last 20: 6-6    Last 30: 6-6 
Royals, 3-9, 3-9 5th, 5½ GB, 3½ GB in WC

SP: Luke Hochevar (28, RHP, 1-1, 7.84)

2012 Gamelogs / 2012 Splits / vs. TOR Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2012 (1-1) 10.1 14 9 9 3 7 0 7.84
2011 (11-11) 198.0 192 110 103 62 128 23 4.68
2010 (6-6) 103.0 110 61 55 37 76 9 4.81
Last 7 GS 4-2 44.0 40 24 22 12 39 3 4.50 52
2012-04-13 CLE L 4.0 9 7 7 1 3 0 70 18
2012-04-07 @LAA W 6.1 5 2 2 2 4 0 95 57
2011-09-14 MIN W 6.0 5 2 2 2 3 0 88 55
2011-09-08 @SEA L 6.2 6 4 3 3 9 2 109 54
2011-09-03 CLE W 8.0 3 1 0 1 8 0 117 81
2011-08-29 @DET W 7.0 8 5 5 2 7 0 107 46
2011-08-24 @TOR ND 6.0 4 3 3 1 5 1 100 56
Last 5 v.TOR 3-1 31.2 26 13 12 12 18 3 3.41 54
2011-08-24 @TOR ND 6.0 4 3 3 1 5 1 100 56
2011-06-09 TOR W 7.0 6 2 2 3 3 0 98 57
2009-06-06 @TOR W 6.2 4 2 2 2 3 1 91 59
2008-05-24 @TOR L 6.0 6 5 4 4 4 1 108 42
2008-04-26 TOR W 6.0 6 1 1 2 3 0 99 57
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:    0-6    Road:    3-3    ExtrInn: 0-2 
 vsRHP:   3-7    vsLHP:   0-2    1-Run:   0-4 
 vsEast:  0-0    vsCntrl: 0-6    vsWest:  3-3  IL: 0-0 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 12 Wed, Apr 18   DET  L   3-4        3-9   5th  6.0 gb
 11 Tue, Apr 17   DET  L   1-3        3-8   4th  5.0 gb
 10 Mon, Apr 16   DET  L   2-3        3-7   4th  4.0 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
 Last 10: 2-8    Last 20: 3-9    Last 30: 3-9 
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Thu, Aug 25, 2011 KCR  9 @TOR  6        W:Jeff Francis (5-14), L: Brett Cecil (4-7), S: none
Wed, Aug 24, 2011 TOR  4  KCR  3        W:Jesse Litsch (5-3), L: Louis Coleman (1-3), S: Frank Francisco (11)
Tue, Aug 23, 2011 KCR  6 @TOR  4        W:Bruce Chen (9-5), L: Brandon Morrow (9-8), S: Joakim Soria (23)
Thu, Jun 09, 2011 KCR  3  TOR  2        W:Luke Hochevar (4-6), L: Ricky Romero (5-6), S: Joakim Soria (8)
Wed, Jun 08, 2011 TOR  9 @KCR  8        W:Carlos Villanueva (4-0), L: Danny Duffy (0-2), S: Casey Janssen (1)
Tue, Jun 07, 2011 TOR  8 @KCR  5        W:Kyle Drabek (4-4), L: Vin Mazzaro (0-1), S: Jon Rauch (7)
Mon, Jun 06, 2011 KCR  3  TOR  2 (11)   W:Joakim Soria (4-3), L: Frank Francisco (1-3), S: none
Wed, Jul 21, 2010 KCR  5  TOR  2        W:Zack Greinke (6-9), L: Marc Rzepczynski (0-1), S: Joakim Soria (26)
Tue, Jul 20, 2010 TOR 13 @KCR  1        W:Jesse Litsch (1-4), L: Anthony Lerew (1-4), S: none
Mon, Jul 19, 2010 KCR  5  TOR  4 (10)   W:Kyle Farnsworth (3-0), L: Kevin Gregg (0-4), S: none
Season Series: 2012 -  0-0; 2011 - KCR won 4-3; 2010 - Tied 3-3; All-Time - TOR leads 177-174

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.

Blue Jays Batters (5.00 RS/G) vs. Royals Pitchers (4.92 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 44.Hochevar
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
9.Arencibia G/S/vP 5/1.150 ··· 1/.000 1/5.000 2/.000 ··· 1/no AB 3/1.667 ··· 486/370 .219/.282/.438/.720 .838/.682 .726 39/.380 1/1 23/6
19.Bautista G/S/vP 9/.778 1/.000 ··· 1/no AB 1/no AB ··· 2/1.000 2/2.500 1/.000 655/502 .302/.447/.608/1.056 1.156/1.025 1.049 56/.756 9/5 43/8
11.Davis G/S/vP 12/.606 3/.666 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 2/.500 ··· 338/248 .238/.273/.350/.623 .829/.551 .512 19/.576 34/11 1/2
10.Encarnacion G/S/vP 6/.666 7/.286 1/.000 1/no AB 1/no AB ··· 1/3.000 5/.650 ··· 530/395 .272/.334/.453/.787 .845/.767 .680 54/.932 8/2 17/12
5.Escobar G/S/vP 3/1.167 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· 3/.000 ··· ··· 590/457 .290/.369/.413/.782 .929/.740 .670 62/.657 3/3 11/14
8.Francisco G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 293/167 .244/.340/.364/.704 .661/.738 .734 9/.708 4/4 6/3
2.Johnson* G/S/vP 4/.500 3/.667 ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/no AB ··· ··· 613/452 .222/.304/.413/.717 .626/.750 .731 59/.709 16/6 21/10
13.Lawrie G/S/vP 2/2.000 ··· 1/5.000 ··· ··· ··· 1/4.000 ··· ··· 171/122 .293/.373/.580/.953 .786/1.022 .900 53/.729 7/1 9/6
26.Lind* G/S/vP 11/.546 2/.000 ··· 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 2/.500 3/.000 1/.000 542/393 .251/.295/.439/.734 .639/.771 .721 43/.796 1/1 26/4
6.Mathis G/S/vP 3/1.666 1/.000 ··· 2/.000 ··· ··· ··· 2/.500 1/.000 281/166 .174/.225/.259/.484 .469/.494 .557 10/1.500 1/2 3/3
28.Rasmus* G/S/vP 3/.000 2/1.000 2/.000 2/2.000 1/.000 ··· 1/no AB ··· 1/no AB 526/375 .225/.298/.391/.688 .670/.695 .742 48/.612 5/2 14/6
14.Thames* G/S/vP 3/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 394/303 .262/.313/.456/.769 .637/.809 .714 36/.587 2/1 12/2
17.Vizquel# G/S/vP 9/.222 8/.971 1/2.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· 2/.500 5/.200 ··· 182/155 .251/.287/.305/.592 .400/.618 .602 4/.500 1/2 0/1
IP 198.0 12.2 59.2 67.0 62.0 2.0 60.0 49.0 44.0 TOTAL .240/.312/.396/.707 .746/.691 .591 .707 6/2 15/8
ERA-K/9 4.68/5.8 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 4.35/8.1

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Arencibia (87-28-12)
 Mathis (48-18-6)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 835/.252 62/.283 244/.207 295/.216 266/.237 9/.286 233/.175 228/.275 175/.231 .262  Bautista
 Rasmus
 Francisco
 Davis
 Thames
0/0/116/13
0/127/0/4
14/0/55/4
4/79/8/2
53/0/27/2
OPS .742 .840 .685 .681 .711 1.232 .521 .797 .710 .749
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 456/.766 26/.670 89/.803 135/.683 120/.919 2/2.500 106/.522 97/.698 73/.570 .806
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 379/.714 36/.951 155/.619 160/.678 146/.537 7/.733 127/.519 131/.874 102/.799 .706
Home 480/.739 45/.868 141/.703 149/.765 140/.678 6/2.100 104/.330 114/.740 105/.797
Last 28d days 45/.830 21/.617 15/1.026 29/.882 26/.443 27/.949 31/.835 26/.776 15/.277
HR/SB/CS 23/20/3 2/0/0 9/2/4 5/7/1 8/6/1 1/0/0 3/1/0 4/2/3 8/3/1 11/9/2
Usage ······X· ·o···o·· ·o··X··· ··o··X·· ·o·X·o·· ·Xo··oo· ··Xo·X·· ·o··XX·· ······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 (3.75 RS/G) vs. Blue Jays Pitchers (4.92 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 4.Drabek
G/S/vB
48.Cordero
G/S/vB
46.Crawford*
G/S/vB
54.Frasor
G/S/vB
44.Janssen
G/S/vB
38.Oliver*
G/S/vB
47.Perez*
G/S/vB
21.Santos
G/S/vB
33.Villanueva
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
11.Betancourt G/S/vP ··· 10/.600 ··· 4/.000 8/.000 7/.619 ··· 3/2.667 ··· 584/462 .252/.271/.381/.652 .576/.672 .679 26/.826 4/4 13/21
30.Bourgeois G/S/vP ··· 2/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 252/143 .294/.323/.357/.680 .925/.497 .636 11/.636 31/6 1/1
16.Butler G/S/vP 3/.666 1/.000 ··· 7/.619 3/.000 7/.619 1/.000 6/.333 3/.000 673/501 .291/.361/.461/.822 .917/.790 .862 50/1.025 2/1 19/0
2.Escobar G/S/vP 2/1.000 3/.666 ··· 2/.000 3/.333 5/.000 2/1.000 2/.000 3/.666 598/447 .254/.290/.343/.633 .576/.651 .551 49/.692 26/9 4/15
21.Francoeur G/S/vP 3/1.334 7/.786 ··· 4/.000 3/1.667 7/2.071 1/.000 3/.666 7/1.238 656/488 .285/.329/.476/.805 .934/.762 .823 49/.612 22/10 20/5
17.Getz* G/S/vP 3/1.000 2/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 4/1.334 1/.000 2/1.000 3/.666 429/319 .255/.313/.287/.600 .636/.588 .639 25/.708 21/7 0/7
4.Gordon* G/S/vP 3/1.167 ··· ··· 4/.500 5/1.600 8/.625 2/.000 2/1.500 4/.583 690/478 .303/.376/.502/.879 .829/.901 .937 53/.479 17/8 23/4
35.Hosmer* G/S/vP 3/2.000 ··· ··· 1/2.000 ··· 1/2.000 1/.000 2/3.500 3/.000 563/400 .293/.334/.465/.799 .585/.886 .804 54/.593 11/5 19/8
12.Maier* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 2/.000 2/.000 ··· 3/.333 ··· 113/72 .232/.345/.337/.682 .627/.714 .743 19/.806 1/0 0/0
8.Moustakas* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 1/2.000 1/.000 ··· ··· 3/.000 ··· 365/267 .263/.309/.367/.675 .494/.741 .617 44/.669 2/0 5/11
27.Pena# G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· 2/2.000 3/.333 ··· 2/1.000 3/.333 240/168 .248/.288/.338/.625 .600/.636 .479 20/.926 0/0 3/2
33.Quintero G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 2/.000 272/213 .240/.258/.317/.575 .650/.555 .604 26/1.033 1/0 2/5
IP 78.2 69.2 60.0 55.2 51.0 65.0 63.1 107.0 TOTAL .255/.306/.404/.710 .647/.726 .745 .710 6/7 9/8
ERA-K/9 6.06/5.8 2.45/5.4 /0.0 3.60/8.6 2.26/8.6 2.29/7.8 5.12/7.5 3.55/13.1 4.04/5.7 4.23/6.4

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

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 365/.289 274/.198 / 261/.257 223/.228 215/.236 294/.287 260/.181 454/.251 .219  Gordon
 Francoeur
 Maier
 Bourgeois
148/0/0/20
0/0/153/16
11/9/10/2
34/34/13/1
OPS .857 .591 .770 .594 .591 .823 .596 .696 .718
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 212/.924 126/.736 / 126/.841 119/.539 94/.587 116/.697 129/.723 241/.713 .669
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 153/.766 148/.465 / 135/.706 104/.659 121/.594 178/.907 131/.472 213/.677 .786
Road 181/.814 147/.673 / 108/.690 75/.356 85/.669 160/.736 115/.447 247/.658
Last 28d days 50/.638 23/.840 10/.686 27/.734 27/.835 12/.606 29/.287 19/.992 24/.708
HR/SB/CS 10/8/3 6/9/2 // 7/10/2 2/2/3 3/4/2 9/2/3 6/5/0 11/13/1 20/4/3
Usage ····X··· ··X··X·· X···o··· X·o···o· ·····Xo· ······X· ·X··o··· ··o····· ·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.