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Game Preview: TOR @ KCR, 2:10pm, Sunday, April 22, 2012 @Kauffman Stadium

Blue Jays, 8-6, 8-6 2nd, ½ GB, ½ GB in WC

SP: Ricky Romero (27, LHP, 2-0, 3.72)

2012 Gamelogs / 2012 Splits / vs. KCR Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2012 (2-0) 19.1 14 8 8 8 13 2 3.72
2011 (15-11) 225.0 176 85 73 80 178 26 2.92
2010 (14-9) 210.0 189 98 87 82 174 15 3.73
Last 7 GS 4-1 50.2 37 23 17 14 34 7 3.02 59
2012-04-17 TBR W 6.0 8 3 3 3 4 1 92 45
2012-04-11 BOS W 8.1 3 1 1 2 5 0 104 76
2012-04-05 @CLE ND 5.0 3 4 4 3 4 1 96 46
2011-09-24 @TBR L 7.2 6 6 1 2 5 2 114 56
2011-09-19 LAA ND 9.0 6 2 2 0 5 2 110 72
2011-09-14 @BOS W 8.0 6 4 3 1 4 1 102 59
2011-09-08 BOS W 6.2 5 3 3 3 7 0 113 56
Last 5 v.KCR 1-1 21.0 21 9 9 8 12 3 3.86 52
2011-08-24 KCR ND 6.0 8 3 3 4 3 1 109 43
2011-06-09 @KCR L 8.0 8 3 3 2 4 0 112 56
2009-06-05 KCR W 7.0 5 3 3 2 5 2 90 58
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:    4-5    Road:    4-1    ExtrInn: 2-0 
 vsRHP:   6-4    vsLHP:   2-2    1-Run:   1-1 
 vsEast:  4-5    vsCntrl: 4-1    vsWest:  0-0  IL: 0-0 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 14 Sat, Apr 21  @KCR  W   9-5        8-6   2nd  0.5 gb
 13 Fri, Apr 20  @KCR  W   4-3        7-6   3rd  0.5 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
 Last 10: 6-4    Last 20: 8-6    Last 30: 8-6 
Royals, 3-11, 3-11 5th, 6½ GB, 5½ GB in WC

SP: Danny Duffy (23, LHP, 1-1, 2.13)

2012 Gamelogs / 2012 Splits / vs. TOR Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2012 (1-1) 12.2 8 3 3 5 15 2 2.13
2011 (4-8) 105.1 119 66 66 51 87 15 5.64
Last 7 GS 2-3 38.1 37 25 25 17 36 6 5.87 47
2012-04-16 DET L 6.2 7 3 3 1 7 2 106 54
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
Last 5 v.TOR 0-1 4.0 8 5 5 4 1 1 11.25 23
2011-06-08 TOR L 4.0 8 5 5 4 1 1 96 23
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:    0-8    Road:    3-3    ExtrInn: 0-2 
 vsRHP:   3-9    vsLHP:   0-2    1-Run:   0-5 
 vsEast:  0-2    vsCntrl: 0-6    vsWest:  3-3  IL: 0-0 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/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
 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
 Last 10: 1-9    Last 20: 3-11   Last 30: 3-11
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Sat, Apr 21, 2012 TOR  9 @KCR  5        W:Drew Hutchison (1-0), L: Everett Teaford (0-1), S: none
Fri, Apr 20, 2012 TOR  4 @KCR  3        W:Luis Perez (2-0), L: Greg Holland (0-2), S: Sergio Santos (2)

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)
Season Series: 2012 - TOR over 2-0; 2011 - KCR won 4-3; 2010 - Tied 3-3; All-Time - TOR leads 179-174

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 (5.21 RS/G) vs. Royals Pitchers (5.14 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
41.Jeffress
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 ··· ··· 1/.000 1/5.000 2/.000 1/.000 ··· 3/1.667 1/.000 486/370 .219/.282/.438/.720 .838/.682 .726 46/.525 1/1 23/6
19.Bautista G/S/vP 3/1.334 1/.000 ··· 2/.500 1/no AB 1/.000 ··· 2/2.500 3/.000 655/502 .302/.447/.608/1.056 1.156/1.025 1.049 65/.694 9/5 43/8
11.Davis G/S/vP 2/.500 3/.666 2/1.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 2/.500 ··· 338/248 .238/.273/.350/.623 .829/.551 .512 20/.653 34/11 1/2
10.Encarnacion G/S/vP ··· 7/.286 1/.000 2/.500 2/2.000 1/5.000 ··· 6/.583 1/.000 530/395 .272/.334/.453/.787 .845/.767 .680 63/.986 8/2 17/12
5.Escobar G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 590/457 .290/.369/.413/.782 .929/.740 .670 71/.619 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 ··· 3/.667 ··· 1/.000 1/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· 2/no AB 613/452 .222/.304/.413/.717 .626/.750 .731 68/.746 16/6 21/10
13.Lawrie G/S/vP ··· ··· 2/2.500 ··· 1/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· 1/2.000 171/122 .293/.373/.580/.953 .786/1.022 .900 61/.697 7/1 9/6
26.Lind* G/S/vP 3/.667 2/.000 ··· 3/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· 4/.000 3/.000 542/393 .251/.295/.439/.734 .639/.771 .721 52/.712 1/1 26/4
6.Mathis G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 ··· 2/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 3/.333 1/.000 281/166 .174/.225/.259/.484 .469/.494 .557 11/1.355 1/2 3/3
28.Rasmus* G/S/vP 2/.000 2/1.000 3/.000 2/2.000 1/.000 1/5.000 2/.500 ··· 2/5.000 526/375 .225/.298/.391/.688 .670/.695 .742 56/.831 5/2 14/6
14.Thames* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 2/.500 394/303 .262/.313/.456/.769 .637/.809 .714 44/.626 2/1 12/2
17.Vizquel# G/S/vP ··· 8/.971 1/2.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 5/.200 ··· 182/155 .251/.287/.305/.592 .400/.618 .602 4/.500 1/2 0/1
IP 105.1 12.2 59.2 67.0 62.0 2.0 15.1 49.0 44.0 TOTAL .250/.322/.410/.732 .715/.738 .689 .732 7/4 18/8
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 4.70/7.6 4.59/5.5 3.27/5.7 4.66/7.5

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

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 474/.287 62/.283 244/.207 295/.216 266/.237 9/.286 67/.222 228/.275 175/.231 .268  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 .864 .840 .685 .681 .711 1.232 .706 .797 .710 .768
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 126/.811 26/.670 89/.803 135/.683 120/.919 2/2.500 35/.790 97/.698 73/.570 .843
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 348/.882 36/.951 155/.619 160/.678 146/.537 7/.733 32/.619 131/.874 102/.799 .714
Home 214/.864 45/.868 141/.703 149/.765 140/.678 6/2.100 49/.778 114/.740 105/.797
Last 28d days 47/.681 21/.617 18/.958 35/.728 29/.468 34/1.051 / 29/.705 28/.547
HR/SB/CS 15/11/9 2/0/0 9/2/4 5/7/1 8/6/1 1/0/0 1/0/2 4/2/3 8/3/1 14/10/4
Usage ·····X·· ···o···o ·X·o··X· oo··o··X ·o·o·X·o X··Xo··o ·o·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 (3.79 RS/G) vs. Blue Jays Pitchers (4.79 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 24.Romero*
G/S/vB
48.Cordero
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 8/.536 1/2.000 4/2.500 1/.000 584/462 .252/.271/.381/.652 .576/.672 .679 36/.889 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 10/1.225 2/.500 7/.619 3/.000 8/.536 1/.000 6/.333 3/.000 673/501 .291/.361/.461/.822 .917/.790 .862 58/.935 2/1 19/0
2.Escobar G/S/vP 6/.400 3/.666 2/.000 3/.333 5/.000 3/.666 3/1.000 4/1.000 598/447 .254/.290/.343/.633 .576/.651 .551 57/.811 26/9 4/15
21.Francoeur G/S/vP 10/.522 8/.679 4/.000 3/1.667 7/2.071 1/.000 3/.666 8/1.071 656/488 .285/.329/.476/.805 .934/.762 .823 57/.583 22/10 20/5
17.Getz* G/S/vP ··· 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 4/5.000 ··· 4/.500 5/1.600 9/.778 3/.333 3/1.000 5/.450 690/478 .303/.376/.502/.879 .829/.901 .937 63/.635 17/8 23/4
35.Hosmer* G/S/vP 7/.858 ··· 1/2.000 ··· 2/1.000 2/.000 3/2.334 3/.000 563/400 .293/.334/.465/.799 .585/.886 .804 63/.645 11/5 19/8
12.Maier* G/S/vP 4/.750 ··· 1/.000 2/.000 3/.000 1/.000 4/.250 1/no AB 113/72 .232/.345/.337/.682 .627/.714 .743 27/.825 1/0 0/0
8.Moustakas* G/S/vP 3/2.000 1/.000 1/2.000 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 3/.000 1/.000 365/267 .263/.309/.367/.675 .494/.741 .617 52/.747 2/0 5/11
27.Pena# G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 2/2.000 3/.333 ··· 2/1.000 4/.250 240/168 .248/.288/.338/.625 .600/.636 .479 24/.768 0/0 3/2
33.Quintero G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 2/.000 272/213 .240/.258/.317/.575 .650/.555 .604 30/.880 1/0 2/5
IP 225.0 69.2 60.0 55.2 51.0 65.0 63.1 107.0 TOTAL .256/.318/.417/.735 .622/.762 .779 .735 8/7 12/8
ERA-K/9 2.92/7.1 2.45/5.4 3.60/8.6 2.26/8.6 2.29/7.8 5.12/7.5 3.55/13.1 4.04/5.7 4.20/6.7

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

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 917/.216 274/.198 261/.257 223/.228 215/.236 294/.287 260/.181 454/.251 .225  Gordon
 Francoeur
 Maier
 Bourgeois
148/0/0/20
0/0/153/16
11/9/10/2
34/34/13/1
OPS .662 .591 .770 .594 .591 .823 .596 .696 .741
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 278/.834 126/.736 126/.841 119/.539 94/.587 116/.697 129/.723 241/.713 .711
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 639/.589 148/.465 135/.706 104/.659 121/.594 178/.907 131/.472 213/.677 .780
Road 479/.686 147/.673 108/.690 75/.356 85/.669 160/.736 115/.447 247/.658
Last 28d days 75/.655 27/.763 27/.734 27/.835 17/.544 36/.319 24/.996 31/.647
HR/SB/CS 26/18/7 6/9/2 7/10/2 2/2/3 3/4/2 9/2/3 6/5/0 11/13/1 23/6/3
Usage ····X··· ·X··X··X ··X·o··· ·······X X······· ·X·X··o· ·X··o··· 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.