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Game Preview: KCR @ MIN, 8:10pm, Friday, April 27, 2012 @Target Field

Royals, 5-14, 5-14 4th, 5 GB, 5 GB in WC

SP: Everett Teaford (28, LHP, 0-1, 3.86)

2012 Gamelogs / 2012 Splits / vs. MIN Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2012 (0-1) 7.0 3 3 3 5 3 1 3.86
2011 (2-1) 44.0 36 17 16 14 28 8 3.27
Last 7 GS 2-1 16.0 13 6 6 6 13 3 3.38 54
2011-09-24 @CHW L 5.0 6 5 5 3 4 2 94 36
2011-09-17 CHW W 6.0 4 1 1 2 4 1 86 62
2011-09-11 @SEA W 5.0 3 0 0 1 5 0 73 65
Has never faced MIN as starter.
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:    0-10   Road:    5-4    ExtrInn: 0-2 
 vsRHP:   5-11   vsLHP:   0-3    1-Run:   0-6 
 vsEast:  0-4    vsCntrl: 2-7    vsWest:  3-3  IL: 0-0 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 19 Thu, Apr 26  @CLE  W   4-2        5-14  4th  5.0 gb
 18 Wed, Apr 25  @CLE  W   8-2        4-14  5th  6.0 gb
 17 Tue, Apr 24  @CLE  L   3-4        3-14  5th  7.0 gb
 16 Mon, Apr 23   TOR  L   1-4        3-13  5th  7.0 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
 Last 10: 2-8    Last 20: 5-14   Last 30: 5-14
Twins, 5-14, 5-14 4th, 5 GB, 5 GB in WC

SP: Carl Pavano (36, RHP, 1-2, 4.73)

2012 Gamelogs / 2012 Splits / vs. KCR Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2012 (1-2) 26.2 26 15 14 5 17 4 4.73
2011 (9-13) 222.0 262 123 106 40 102 23 4.30
2010 (17-11) 221.0 227 95 92 37 117 24 3.75
Last 7 GS 2-3 48.2 46 24 20 7 29 6 3.70 54
2012-04-21 @TBR L 6.0 7 3 2 2 7 0 110 53
2012-04-16 @NYY W 7.0 7 3 3 1 6 2 97 56
2012-04-11 LAA ND 6.2 7 5 5 0 3 1 101 43
2012-04-06 @BAL L 7.0 5 4 4 2 1 1 95 50
2011-09-28 KCR W 9.0 5 0 0 0 3 0 95 80
2011-09-23 @CLE ND 6.1 10 5 5 1 3 1 103 35
2011-09-18 CLE L 6.2 5 4 1 1 6 1 105 59
Last 5 v.KCR 2-2 37.1 43 16 14 3 15 4 3.38 52
2011-09-28 KCR W 9.0 5 0 0 0 3 0 95 80
2011-09-13 @KCR L 7.0 11 4 3 1 5 2 105 45
2011-07-16 KCR ND 7.0 6 3 3 1 3 1 97 55
2011-06-03 @KCR W 9.0 9 2 2 1 4 0 112 64
2011-05-01 @KCR L 5.1 12 7 6 0 0 1 88 18
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:    2-7    Road:    3-7    ExtrInn: 0-0 
 vsRHP:   4-10   vsLHP:   1-4    1-Run:   4-4 
 vsEast:  3-10   vsCntrl: 0-0    vsWest:  2-4  IL: 0-0 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 19 Wed, Apr 25   BOS  L   6-7        5-14  4th  5.5 gb
 18 Tue, Apr 24   BOS  L   2-11       5-13  4th  5.5 gb
 17 Mon, Apr 23   BOS  L   5-6        5-12  4th  5.5 gb
 16 Sun, Apr 22  @TBR  L   2-6        5-11  4th  5.0 gb
 15 Sat, Apr 21  @TBR  L   1-4        5-10  4th  5.0 gb
 14 Fri, Apr 20  @TBR  W   5-4        5-9   4th  4.5 gb
 13 Thu, Apr 19  @NYY  L   6-7        4-9   4th  5.0 gb
 12 Wed, Apr 18  @NYY  W   6-5        4-8   4th  5.0 gb
 11 Tue, Apr 17  @NYY  L   3-8        3-8   4th  5.0 gb
 10 Mon, Apr 16  @NYY  W   7-3        3-7   4th  4.0 gb
 Last 10: 3-7    Last 20: 5-14   Last 30: 5-14
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Wed, Sep 28, 2011 MIN  1  KCR  0        W:Carl Pavano (9-13), L: Blake Wood (5-3), S: none
Tue, Sep 27, 2011 MIN  7  KCR  4        W:Anthony Swarzak (4-7), L: Sean O'Sullivan (2-6), S: none
Mon, Sep 26, 2011 KCR  7 @MIN  3        W:Felipe Paulino (4-10), L: Kevin Slowey (0-8), S: none
Wed, Sep 14, 2011 KCR  7  MIN  3        W:Luke Hochevar (11-11), L: Liam Hendriks (0-2), S: Greg Holland (3)
Tue, Sep 13, 2011 KCR  4  MIN  0        W:Bruce Chen (11-7), L: Carl Pavano (8-12), S: none
Sun, Jul 17, 2011 MIN  4  KCR  3        W:Brian Duensing (7-7), L: Felipe Paulino (1-7), S: Joe Nathan (5)
Sat, Jul 16, 2011 MIN  4  KCR  3        W:Glen Perkins (1-1), L: Jeff Francis (3-11), S: Joe Nathan (4)
Fri, Jul 15, 2011 KCR  2 @MIN  1        W:Tim Collins (4-4), L: Matt Capps (2-5), S: Joakim Soria (16)
Thu, Jul 14, 2011 MIN  8  KCR  4        W:Francisco Liriano (6-7), L: Bruce Chen (5-3), S: none
Sun, Jun 05, 2011 MIN  6 @KCR  0        W:Brian Duensing (3-5), L: Jeff Francis (2-6), S: none
Season Series: 2012 -  0-0; 2011 - MIN won 10-8; 2010 - MIN won 13-5; All-Time - MIN leads 350-308

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.

Royals Batters (3.79 RS/G) vs. Twins Pitchers (5.74 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 48.Pavano
G/S/vB
31.Burnett
G/S/vB
61.Burton
G/S/vB
55.Capps
G/S/vB
52.Duensing*
G/S/vB
60.Gray
G/S/vB
44.Maloney*
G/S/vB
15.Perkins*
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
11.Betancourt G/S/vP 24/.766 5/.400 2/.000 5/.800 11/.875 1/.000 1/.000 15/.786 584/462 .252/.271/.381/.652 .576/.672 .624 45/.808 4/4 13/21
30.Bourgeois G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 252/143 .294/.323/.357/.680 .925/.497 .708 15/.552 31/6 1/1
16.Butler G/S/vP 51/1.124 8/1.000 1/2.000 6/.334 19/.787 2/no AB 3/1.666 11/.819 673/501 .291/.361/.461/.822 .917/.790 .782 81/.885 2/1 19/0
2.Escobar G/S/vP 19/.632 5/.900 2/.000 1/.000 12/.781 1/4.000 2/.000 1/.000 598/447 .254/.290/.343/.633 .576/.651 .708 75/.767 26/9 4/15
21.Francoeur G/S/vP 20/.600 5/1.600 7/.286 11/.282 13/1.000 1/.000 6/.900 1/.000 656/488 .285/.329/.476/.805 .934/.762 .788 79/.559 22/10 20/5
17.Getz* G/S/vP 17/.388 1/.000 1/.000 2/.000 11/.800 ··· ··· 3/.000 429/319 .255/.313/.287/.600 .636/.588 .561 39/.824 21/7 0/7
4.Gordon* G/S/vP 32/.884 3/.333 ··· 3/1.334 19/.422 ··· ··· 11/1.011 690/478 .303/.376/.502/.879 .829/.901 .817 86/.687 17/8 23/4
35.Hosmer* G/S/vP 14/.357 ··· ··· 1/5.000 8/.250 ··· ··· 1/.000 563/400 .293/.334/.465/.799 .585/.886 .793 86/.737 11/5 19/8
12.Maier* G/S/vP 20/.721 2/1.000 1/.000 3/.000 4/.250 1/.000 ··· 5/.650 113/72 .232/.345/.337/.682 .627/.714 .619 43/.738 1/0 0/0
8.Moustakas* G/S/vP 9/1.222 ··· ··· 1/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· 1/2.000 365/267 .263/.309/.367/.675 .494/.741 .715 72/.861 2/0 5/11
27.Pena# G/S/vP 13/.481 1/no AB 1/.000 2/.000 14/.539 1/3.000 ··· 3/.666 240/168 .248/.288/.338/.625 .600/.636 .770 33/.802 0/0 3/2
33.Quintero G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 272/213 .240/.258/.317/.575 .650/.555 .547 41/.794 1/0 2/5
IP 222.0 50.2 4.2 65.2 161.2 48.1 18.2 61.2 TOTAL .262/.323/.422/.745 .573/.790 .729 .745 11/8 17/10
ERA-K/9 4.30/4.1 5.51/5.9 3.86/5.7 4.25/4.7 5.23/6.4 4.28/4.3 9.16/6.3 2.48/9.5 5.76/5.7

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

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 955/.294 225/.263 23/.316 274/.262 711/.299 215/.275 96/.409 253/.244 .293  Gordon
 Francoeur
 Maier
 Bourgeois
148/0/0/20
0/0/153/16
11/9/10/2
34/34/13/1
OPS .774 .749 .988 .726 .833 .758 1.182 .644 .835
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 517/.754 91/.692 8/1.625 129/.765 187/.522 97/.695 28/1.162 101/.589 .858
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 438/.798 134/.789 15/.670 145/.689 524/.947 118/.811 68/1.190 152/.681 .822
Home 446/.700 131/.706 19/1.111 151/.717 365/.902 103/.725 46/.981 150/.644
Last 28d days 106/.759 47/.641 29/.506 28/.750 29/.498 41/.582 46/.976 32/.926
HR/SB/CS 23/24/5 4/7/1 1/2/0 10/2/0 21/6/6 4/3/3 7/0/0 2/3/2 29/13/3
Usage ·····X·· ··X··X·X ·o·o··o· ···X··o· ···o·oo· ··X··X·X ··X···o· ·X··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.

Twins Batters (3.74 RS/G) vs. Royals Pitchers (4.68 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 61.Teaford*
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
46.Hottovy*
G/S/vB
50.Mijares*
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
37.Burroughs* G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 115/101 .273/.289/.336/.626 .643/.623 .715 16/.388 1/0 1/1
8.Carroll G/S/vP ··· 2/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 2/.000 510/370 .290/.359/.347/.706 .751/.689 .623 83/.589 10/0 0/9
12.Casilla# G/S/vP 1/no AB ··· 2/no AB 3/.333 ··· ··· ··· ··· 365/247 .260/.322/.368/.691 .579/.750 .780 50/.613 15/4 2/11
18.Doumit# G/S/vP ··· 7/.286 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 236/174 .303/.353/.477/.830 .912/.802 .927 56/.565 0/1 8/6
7.Mauer* G/S/vP 1/2.000 ··· 1/2.000 4/.500 ··· ··· ··· ··· 333/207 .287/.360/.368/.729 .562/.829 .708 83/.812 0/0 3/5
33.Morneau* G/S/vP 1/.000 ··· ··· 4/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 288/193 .227/.285/.333/.618 .401/.728 .657 72/.825 0/0 4/1
27.Parmelee* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 88/66 .355/.443/.592/1.035 .935/1.069 1.257 54/.695 0/0 4/2
24.Plouffe G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 1/.000 2/.000 ··· ··· ··· 320/236 .238/.305/.392/.697 .782/.665 .697 28/.417 3/3 8/12
11.Revere* G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 5/.650 ··· ··· ··· ··· 481/317 .267/.310/.309/.619 .609/.624 .552 16/.563 34/9 0/7
2.Span* G/S/vP 1/.000 ··· 2/1.500 3/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 311/225 .264/.328/.359/.687 .657/.698 .728 83/.809 6/1 2/1
36.Thomas* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 3/.666 / /// / 23/.581 / /
22.Valencia G/S/vP ··· ··· 2/.000 1/2.000 5/.200 1/.000 ··· ··· 608/449 .246/.294/.383/.677 .822/.626 .707 65/.533 2/6 15/18
IP 44.0 12.2 59.2 67.0 62.0 2.0 4.0 49.0 TOTAL .258/.323/.382/.704 .685/.711 .780 .704 11/2 13/13
ERA-K/9 3.27/5.7 5.68/7.1 2.87/9.6 3.63/8.1 2.76/9.4 13.50/0.0 6.75/4.5 4.59/5.5 4.35/7.2

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Doumit (41-13-4)
 Mauer (28-12-4)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 175/.231 62/.283 244/.207 295/.216 266/.237 9/.286 19/.267 228/.275 .256  Revere
 Span
 Plouffe
 Mauer
13/89/5/3
0/67/0/1
3/0/11/1
0/0/1/0
OPS .710 .840 .685 .681 .711 1.232 .821 .797 .736
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 73/.570 26/.670 89/.803 135/.683 120/.919 2/2.500 8/.804 97/.698 .769
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 102/.799 36/.951 155/.619 160/.678 146/.537 7/.733 11/.830 131/.874 .710
Road 70/.578 17/.721 103/.661 146/.597 126/.747 3/.000 9/1.056 114/.854
Last 28d days 28/.547 30/.771 25/.735 48/.650 43/.364 38/.991 3/1.167 39/.602
HR/SB/CS 8/3/1 2/0/0 9/2/4 5/7/1 8/6/1 1/0/0 0/1/0 4/2/3 16/18/6
Usage ·····X·· X··o···· ····X·X· X·X··oo· XX·oo·o· ··X··X·· ·o······ ·oX·o·o·

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.