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Game Preview: TOR @ KCR, 8:10pm, Monday, April 23, 2012 @Kauffman Stadium

Blue Jays, 9-6, 9-6 1st, Tied

SP: Brandon Morrow (27, RHP, 0-1, 4.50)

2012 Gamelogs / 2012 Splits / vs. KCR Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2012 (0-1) 20.0 15 12 10 7 9 6 4.50
2011 (11-11) 179.1 162 103 94 69 203 21 4.72
2010 (10-7) 146.1 136 76 73 66 178 11 4.49
Last 7 GS 2-2 46.1 33 21 17 18 35 9 3.30 57
2012-04-18 TBR L 6.0 8 6 6 3 2 3 98 31
2012-04-13 BAL ND 7.0 6 4 4 1 4 2 104 52
2012-04-07 @CLE ND 7.0 1 2 0 3 3 1 106 71
2011-09-28 @CHW ND 6.0 5 2 2 5 7 1 105 56
2011-09-23 @TBR W 7.0 2 0 0 4 9 0 113 78
2011-09-18 NYY W 8.0 4 0 0 1 8 0 107 81
2011-09-13 @BOS L 5.1 7 7 5 1 2 2 97 31
Last 5 v.KCR 1-2 21.2 24 14 13 8 20 5 5.40 46
2011-08-23 KCR L 4.2 11 6 6 1 5 2 103 22
2011-06-06 @KCR ND 6.0 2 1 0 3 5 0 99 68
2010-04-19 KCR W 7.0 3 1 1 2 8 0 90 73
2008-09-16 @KCR L 4.0 8 6 6 2 2 3 80 22
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:    4-5    Road:    5-1    ExtrInn: 2-0 
 vsRHP:   6-4    vsLHP:   3-2    1-Run:   1-1 
 vsEast:  4-5    vsCntrl: 5-1    vsWest:  0-0  IL: 0-0 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 15 Sun, Apr 22  @KCR  W   5-3        9-6   1st    Tied
 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
 Last 10: 6-4    Last 20: 9-6    Last 30: 9-6 
Royals, 3-12, 3-12 5th, 6½ GB, 6 GB in WC

SP: Bruce Chen (35, LHP, 0-1, 2.00)

2012 Gamelogs / 2012 Splits / vs. TOR Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2012 (0-1) 18.0 13 5 4 2 14 1 2.00
2011 (12-8) 155.0 152 71 65 50 97 18 3.77
2010 (12-7) 140.1 136 68 65 57 98 17 4.17
Last 7 GS 2-2 47.1 34 10 9 8 32 2 1.71 64
2012-04-17 DET L 7.0 6 2 2 0 7 0 108 64
2012-04-11 @OAK ND 5.0 4 3 2 2 3 1 102 50
2012-04-06 @LAA ND 6.0 3 0 0 0 4 0 75 70
2011-09-28 @MIN ND 8.0 8 0 0 2 4 0 115 68
2011-09-23 @CHW W 8.0 2 1 1 1 4 1 102 77
2011-09-18 CHW L 5.1 9 4 4 2 2 0 98 34
2011-09-13 MIN W 8.0 2 0 0 1 8 0 119 85
Last 5 v.TOR 2-2 32.2 26 14 13 10 30 5 3.58 57
2011-08-23 @TOR W 7.2 4 3 3 1 9 1 92 67
2005-09-05 TOR L 6.0 5 2 2 3 5 0 105 56
2005-08-31 @TOR W 8.0 2 0 0 1 7 0 104 84
2005-06-20 @TOR L 5.0 9 6 6 2 4 2 92 27
2004-09-29 TOR ND 6.0 6 3 2 3 5 2 99 52
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:    0-9    Road:    3-3    ExtrInn: 0-2 
 vsRHP:   3-9    vsLHP:   0-3    1-Run:   0-5 
 vsEast:  0-3    vsCntrl: 0-6    vsWest:  3-3  IL: 0-0 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/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
 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
 Last 10: 0-10   Last 20: 3-12   Last 30: 3-12
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Sun, Apr 22, 2012 TOR  5 @KCR  3        W:Ricky Romero (3-0), L: Danny Duffy (1-2), S: Francisco Cordero (1)
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
Season Series: 2012 - TOR over 3-0; 2011 - KCR won 4-3; 2010 - Tied 3-3; All-Time - TOR leads 180-174

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 (5.20 RS/G) vs. Royals Pitchers (5.13 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 52.Chen*
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 ··· ··· 2/.000 1/5.000 2/.000 1/.000 1/2.000 3/1.667 1/.000 486/370 .219/.282/.438/.720 .838/.682 .726 50/.549 1/1 23/6
19.Bautista G/S/vP 3/.000 1/.000 1/no AB 2/.500 1/no AB 1/.000 1/.000 2/2.500 3/.000 655/502 .302/.447/.608/1.056 1.156/1.025 1.049 70/.732 9/5 43/8
11.Davis G/S/vP 7/.629 3/.666 3/.666 ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 2/.500 ··· 338/248 .238/.273/.350/.623 .829/.551 .512 23/.704 34/11 1/2
10.Encarnacion G/S/vP 3/.000 7/.286 2/.000 2/.500 2/2.000 1/5.000 1/3.000 6/.583 1/.000 530/395 .272/.334/.453/.787 .845/.767 .680 68/.981 8/2 17/12
5.Escobar G/S/vP 3/2.334 1/.000 2/.000 ··· 1/.000 1/.000 1/2.000 ··· 1/.000 590/457 .290/.369/.413/.782 .929/.740 .670 76/.631 3/3 11/14
8.Francisco G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 293/167 .244/.340/.364/.704 .661/.738 .734 11/.764 4/4 6/3
2.Johnson* G/S/vP 3/.666 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 3/.000 ··· 2/2.500 ··· 2/.000 1/.000 ··· 1/no AB 1/2.000 171/122 .293/.373/.580/.953 .786/1.022 .900 66/.695 7/1 9/6
26.Lind* G/S/vP 3/.000 2/.000 1/.000 3/.000 2/.000 ··· ··· 5/.000 3/.000 542/393 .251/.295/.439/.734 .639/.771 .721 55/.671 1/1 26/4
6.Mathis G/S/vP 5/1.000 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 5/.200 2/1.000 3/.000 2/2.000 1/.000 1/5.000 3/.667 1/.000 2/5.000 526/375 .225/.298/.391/.688 .670/.695 .742 61/.784 5/2 14/6
14.Thames* G/S/vP 3/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· 2/.500 394/303 .262/.313/.456/.769 .637/.809 .714 45/.611 2/1 12/2
17.Vizquel# G/S/vP 3/.666 8/.971 2/1.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 5/.200 ··· 182/155 .251/.287/.305/.592 .400/.618 .602 9/.347 1/2 0/1
IP 155.0 12.2 59.2 67.0 62.0 2.0 15.1 49.0 44.0 TOTAL .248/.325/.402/.727 .714/.733 .685 .727 11/5 18/10
ERA-K/9 3.77/5.6 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 4.68/7.4

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

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 654/.258 62/.283 244/.207 295/.216 266/.237 9/.286 67/.222 228/.275 175/.231 .266  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 .727 .840 .685 .681 .711 1.232 .706 .797 .710 .761
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 195/.678 26/.670 89/.803 135/.683 120/.919 2/2.500 35/.790 97/.698 73/.570 .808
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 459/.747 36/.951 155/.619 160/.678 146/.537 7/.733 32/.619 131/.874 102/.799 .728
Home 342/.757 45/.868 141/.703 149/.765 140/.678 6/2.100 49/.778 114/.740 105/.797
Last 28d days 67/.552 21/.617 25/.735 35/.728 31/.437 34/1.051 7/1.238 32/.677 28/.547
HR/SB/CS 18/12/6 2/0/0 9/2/4 5/7/1 8/6/1 1/0/0 1/0/2 4/2/3 8/3/1 14/14/5
Usage ·····X·· ····o··· X·X·o··X ·oo··o·· o·o·o·X· ·X··Xo·· X······· o·o·o··X ·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 (3.73 RS/G) vs. Blue Jays Pitchers (4.67 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 23.Morrow
G/S/vB
48.Cordero
G/S/vB
46.Crawford*
G/S/vB
54.Frasor
G/S/vB
36.Hutchison
G/S/vB
44.Janssen
G/S/vB
38.Oliver*
G/S/vB
47.Perez*
G/S/vB
33.Villanueva
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
11.Betancourt G/S/vP 2/1.000 11/.664 ··· 4/.000 3/1.667 8/.000 8/.536 1/2.000 1/.000 584/462 .252/.271/.381/.652 .576/.672 .679 40/.834 4/4 13/21
30.Bourgeois G/S/vP ··· 2/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 252/143 .294/.323/.357/.680 .925/.497 .636 15/.552 31/6 1/1
16.Butler G/S/vP 11/.717 2/.500 ··· 7/.619 3/.333 3/.000 8/.536 1/.000 3/.000 673/501 .291/.361/.461/.822 .917/.790 .862 62/.872 2/1 19/0
2.Escobar G/S/vP 4/.000 3/.666 ··· 2/.000 3/2.333 3/.333 5/.000 3/.666 4/1.000 598/447 .254/.290/.343/.633 .576/.651 .551 60/.768 26/9 4/15
21.Francoeur G/S/vP 6/.833 9/.958 ··· 4/.000 3/.000 3/1.667 7/2.071 1/.000 8/1.071 656/488 .285/.329/.476/.805 .934/.762 .823 61/.628 22/10 20/5
17.Getz* G/S/vP 5/.600 2/.000 ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 4/1.334 1/.000 3/.666 429/319 .255/.313/.287/.600 .636/.588 .639 25/.708 21/7 0/7
4.Gordon* G/S/vP 10/.425 ··· ··· 4/.500 3/2.667 5/1.600 9/.778 3/.333 5/.450 690/478 .303/.376/.502/.879 .829/.901 .937 67/.626 17/8 23/4
35.Hosmer* G/S/vP 6/1.500 1/.000 ··· 1/2.000 3/1.666 ··· 2/1.000 2/.000 3/.000 563/400 .293/.334/.465/.799 .585/.886 .804 67/.635 11/5 19/8
12.Maier* G/S/vP 4/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 2/2.000 2/.000 3/.000 1/.000 1/no AB 113/72 .232/.345/.337/.682 .627/.714 .743 27/.825 1/0 0/0
8.Moustakas* G/S/vP 2/2.000 2/1.000 ··· 1/2.000 3/.667 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 1/.000 365/267 .263/.309/.367/.675 .494/.741 .617 56/.821 2/0 5/11
27.Pena# G/S/vP 3/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· 3/.000 2/2.000 3/.333 ··· 4/.250 240/168 .248/.288/.338/.625 .600/.636 .479 25/.737 0/0 3/2
33.Quintero G/S/vP 3/.333 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 2/.000 272/213 .240/.258/.317/.575 .650/.555 .604 33/.838 1/0 2/5
IP 179.1 69.2 60.0 55.2 51.0 65.0 107.0 TOTAL .254/.316/.408/.724 .582/.769 .757 .724 10/8 12/9
ERA-K/9 4.72/10.2 2.45/5.4 /0.0 3.60/8.6 /0.0 2.26/8.6 2.29/7.8 5.12/7.5 4.04/5.7 4.12/6.6

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

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 777/.237 274/.198 / 261/.257 / 223/.228 215/.236 294/.287 454/.251 .225  Gordon
 Francoeur
 Maier
 Bourgeois
148/0/0/20
0/0/153/16
11/9/10/2
34/34/13/1
OPS .705 .591 .770 .594 .591 .823 .696 .730
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 437/.641 126/.736 / 126/.841 / 119/.539 94/.587 116/.697 241/.713 .717
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 340/.790 148/.465 / 135/.706 / 104/.659 121/.594 178/.907 213/.677 .747
Road 364/.603 147/.673 / 108/.690 / 75/.356 85/.669 160/.736 247/.658
Last 28d days 79/.807 32/.851 10/.686 27/.734 26/1.280 27/.835 17/.544 36/.319 31/.647
HR/SB/CS 21/17/5 6/9/2 // 7/10/2 // 2/2/3 3/4/2 9/2/3 11/13/1 23/8/4
Usage ····X··· X·X··X·· ···X···o ···X·o·· ·X······ ········ ·X······ ··X·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.