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Game Preview: LAA @ MIN, 8:10pm, Monday, May 7, 2012 @Target Field

Angels, 12-17, 12-17 4th, 6½ GB, 7 GB in WC

SP: Jered Weaver (29, RHP, 4-0, 1.61)

2012 Gamelogs / 2012 Splits / vs. MIN Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2012 (4-0) 44.2 28 8 8 7 45 2 1.61
2011 (18-8) 235.2 182 65 63 56 198 20 2.41
2010 (13-12) 224.1 187 83 75 54 233 23 3.01
Last 7 GS 4-1 53.0 34 11 10 7 53 4 1.70 70
2012-05-02 MIN W 9.0 0 0 0 1 9 0 121 95
2012-04-27 @CLE ND 6.0 7 0 0 4 8 0 115 62
2012-04-21 BAL W 9.0 5 3 3 0 5 1 114 70
2012-04-16 OAK W 6.2 5 0 0 1 6 0 105 69
2012-04-11 @MIN ND 6.0 7 5 5 1 7 1 110 44
2012-04-06 KCR W 8.0 4 0 0 0 10 0 97 84
2011-09-23 OAK L 8.1 6 3 2 0 8 2 116 69
Last 5 v.MIN 2-1 35.0 23 15 15 11 34 3 3.86 60
2012-05-02 MIN W 9.0 0 0 0 1 9 0 121 95
2012-04-11 @MIN ND 6.0 7 5 5 1 7 1 110 44
2011-09-03 MIN W 5.0 8 6 6 3 8 1 111 32
2011-05-28 @MIN ND 9.0 2 0 0 2 7 0 128 88
2010-08-22 @MIN L 6.0 6 4 4 4 3 1 107 43
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:    9-8    Road:    3-9    ExtrInn: 0-1 
 vsRHP:   9-11   vsLHP:   3-6    1-Run:   3-6 
 vsEast:  5-8    vsCntrl: 6-6    vsWest:  1-3  IL: 0-0 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 29 Sun, May  6   TOR  W   4-3       12-17  4th  6.5 gb
 28 Sat, May  5   TOR  W   6-2       11-17  4th  7.5 gb
 27 Fri, May  4   TOR  L   0-4       10-17  4th  7.5 gb
 26 Thu, May  3   TOR  L   0-5       10-16  4th  7.5 gb
 25 Wed, May  2   MIN  W   9-0       10-15  4th  7.0 gb
 24 Tue, May  1   MIN  W   4-0        9-15  4th  8.0 gb
 23 Mon, Apr 30   MIN  W   4-3        8-15  4th  9.0 gb
 22 Sun, Apr 29  @CLE  L   0-4        7-15  4th  9.0 gb
 21 Sat, Apr 28  @CLE  W   2-1        7-14  4th  9.0 gb
 20 Fri, Apr 27  @CLE  L   2-3        6-14  4th  9.0 gb
 Last 10: 6-4    Last 20: 9-11   Last 30:12-17
Twins, 7-20, 7-20 5th, 8½ GB, 11 GB in WC

SP: Francisco Liriano (28, LHP, 0-4, 9.97)

2012 Gamelogs / 2012 Splits / vs. LAA Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2012 (0-4) 21.2 32 26 24 16 17 5 9.97
2011 (9-10) 134.1 125 81 76 75 112 14 5.09
2010 (14-10) 191.2 184 77 77 58 201 9 3.62
Last 7 GS 1-4 30.2 37 28 25 22 25 5 7.34 40
2012-05-01 @LAA L 5.1 7 4 4 3 5 2 91 40
2012-04-22 @TBR L 5.0 3 5 5 4 4 1 86 41
2012-04-17 @NYY L 2.1 7 5 5 4 2 0 76 21
2012-04-12 LAA ND 5.0 7 6 5 3 2 1 91 30
2012-04-07 @BAL L 4.0 8 6 5 2 4 1 74 26
2011-08-25 BAL ND 2.0 2 1 1 3 2 0 42 47
2011-08-20 NYY W 7.0 3 1 0 3 6 0 108 72
Last 5 v.LAA 1-3 26.2 33 23 22 14 19 7 7.43 38
2012-05-01 @LAA L 5.1 7 4 4 3 5 2 91 40
2012-04-12 LAA ND 5.0 7 6 5 3 2 1 91 30
2011-08-04 @LAA L 5.0 10 7 7 2 5 1 94 22
2009-07-24 @LAA L 5.1 8 6 6 2 3 3 87 29
2006-05-31 @LAA W 6.0 1 0 0 4 4 0 104 70
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:    3-8    Road:    4-12   ExtrInn: 0-0 
 vsRHP:   4-14   vsLHP:   3-6    1-Run:   5-6 
 vsEast:  3-10   vsCntrl: 1-1    vsWest:  3-9  IL: 0-0 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 27 Sun, May  6  @SEA  L   2-5        7-20  5th  8.5 gb
 26 Sat, May  5  @SEA  L   0-7        7-19  5th  7.5 gb
 25 Fri, May  4  @SEA  W   3-2        7-18  5th  7.5 gb
 24 Wed, May  2  @LAA  L   0-9        6-18  5th  7.0 gb
 23 Tue, May  1  @LAA  L   0-4        6-17  5th  6.0 gb
 22 Mon, Apr 30  @LAA  L   3-4        6-16  5th  6.0 gb
 21 Sun, Apr 29   KCR  W   7-4        6-15  4th  5.5 gb
 20 Fri, Apr 27   KCR  L   6-7        5-15  5th  6.0 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
 Last 10: 2-8    Last 20: 5-15   Last 30: 7-20
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Wed, May 02, 2012 LAA  9  MIN  0        W:Jered Weaver (4-0), L: Liam Hendriks (0-2), S: none
Tue, May 01, 2012 LAA  4  MIN  0        W:Jerome Williams (2-1), L: Francisco Liriano (0-4), S: none
Mon, Apr 30, 2012 LAA  4  MIN  3        W:C.J. Wilson (3-2), L: Nick Blackburn (0-3), S: Scott Downs (2)
Thu, Apr 12, 2012 MIN 10  LAA  9        W:Jeff Gray (2-0), L: Rich Thompson (0-1), S: Matt Capps (2)
Wed, Apr 11, 2012 MIN  6  LAA  5        W:Jeff Gray (1-0), L: Hisanori Takahashi (0-1), S: Matt Capps (1)
Mon, Apr 09, 2012 LAA  5 @MIN  1        W:C.J. Wilson (1-0), L: Nick Blackburn (0-1), S: none

Sun, Sep 04, 2011 LAA  4  MIN  1        W:Joel Pineiro (6-6), L: Kevin Slowey (0-4), S: Jordan Walden (28)
Sat, Sep 03, 2011 LAA 10  MIN  6        W:Jered Weaver (16-7), L: Phil Dumatrait (1-3), S: none
Fri, Sep 02, 2011 MIN 13 @LAA  5        W:Carl Pavano (7-11), L: Tyler Chatwood (6-10), S: none
Thu, Aug 04, 2011 LAA  7  MIN  1        W:Dan Haren (12-6), L: Francisco Liriano (7-9), S: none
Season Series: 2012 - LAA over 4-2; 2011 - LAA won 6-3; 2010 - MIN won 5-2; All-Time - LAA leads 351-325

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
Angels Batters (3.55 RS/G) vs. Twins Pitchers (5.59 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 47.Liriano*
G/S/vB
31.Burnett
G/S/vB
61.Burton
G/S/vB
55.Capps
G/S/vB
58.Diamond*
G/S/vB
52.Duensing*
G/S/vB
60.Gray
G/S/vB
44.Maloney*
G/S/vB
15.Perkins*
G/S/vB
51.Swarzak
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
2.Aybar# G/S/vP 8/.393 2/.000 ··· 4/.500 ··· 10/.425 6/1.500 1/.000 13/.697 11/.364 108/74 .206/.236/.255/.491 .531/.473 .439 91/.475 1/0 0/5
25.Bourjos G/S/vP 5/1.600 3/2.000 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 8/1.250 6/1.417 1/3.000 2/.000 5/.600 57/34 .180/.255/.280/.535 .579/.500 .542 46/.580 1/1 1/0
6.Callaspo# G/S/vP 19/.722 3/.333 2/.000 6/.334 ··· 14/.762 5/.800 3/2.667 11/.637 5/.400 60/42 .232/.271/.232/.503 .908/.340 .264 53/.533 0/0 0/0
48.Hunter G/S/vP 9/1.667 5/.800 1/.000 3/1.667 ··· 8/1.089 6/.733 ··· 8/.750 5/.400 113/83 .294/.363/.451/.814 .913/.779 .803 96/.841 1/0 4/0
17.Iannetta G/S/vP 5/.600 3/1.666 ··· 3/.000 ··· ··· ··· 2/.000 1/.000 1/.000 71/51 .210/.310/.419/.729 .318/.886 .910 60/.704 0/1 3/0
13.Izturis# G/S/vP 7/1.071 5/.200 ··· 1/.000 ··· 4/.500 5/.200 ··· ··· 10/.200 57/44 .265/.368/.327/.695 .718/.688 .950 56/.708 6/0 0/1
47.Kendrick G/S/vP 12/1.674 4/1.833 ··· 3/1.000 ··· 12/1.394 8/.250 ··· 12/.417 3/.000 105/74 .275/.295/.480/.776 .955/.701 .622 88/.772 2/1 4/1
8.Morales# G/S/vP 2/.000 1/.000 1/.000 3/.333 ··· 3/.666 ··· ··· 8/1.125 5/1.400 92/79 .318/.348/.432/.780 .462/.834 .335 76/.773 0/0 2/
5.Pujols G/S/vP 9/.111 2/1.000 8/.393 13/1.129 ··· 1/.000 1/.000 2/1.500 5/.600 ··· 118/87 .196/.237/.295/.532 .400/.578 .396 101/.504 0/0 1/1
27.Trout G/S/vP 3/1.167 1/.000 ··· 1/2.000 ··· 1/.000 2/.500 ··· ··· 1/.000 33/30 .233/.273/.433/.706 1.167/.662 .125 33/.706 1/0 1/0
44.Trumbo G/S/vP 9/1.569 3/.000 ··· 3/1.334 ··· 5/2.000 6/.733 ··· 1/.000 2/.000 73/45 .313/.370/.552/.922 .914/.925 1.059 66/.930 1/0 4/4
10.Wells G/S/vP 16/.688 3/.000 2/1.000 5/.000 ··· 10/1.125 4/1.417 ··· 10/.522 1/.000 101/72 .227/.257/.412/.670 .493/.742 .660 87/.698 1/0 4/0
46.Wilson G/S/vP 2/2.000 1/2.000 ··· ··· ··· 3/1.500 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 26/18 .217/.308/.217/.525 .542/.513 .473 24/.519 0/0 0/1
IP 21.2 15.2 11.0 10.0 11.2 11.1 11.0 10.1 21.2 TOTAL .246/.296/.378/.674 .671/.675 .606 .674 14/3 24/17
ERA-K/9 9.97/7.1 2.87/4.0 2.45/9.0 4.50/4.5 /0.0 3.09/6.2 2.38/4.8 8.18/4.1 5.23/11.4 5.82/4.6 5.69/5.2

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Iannetta (17-4-2)
 Wilson (7-3-0)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 110/.360 67/.250 39/.086 40/.231 / 47/.233 51/.190 52/.347 43/.263 92/.282 .289  Hunter
 Bourjos
 Trumbo
 Wells
 Trout
0/0/27/3
0/18/0/1
3/0/3/0
23/6/0/0
1/7/0/0
OPS 1.068 .685 .437 .660 .554 .667 1.039 .757 .798 .832
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 13/.862 24/.625 16/1.042 19/.211 / 21/.396 16/1.067 20/1.172 12/1.117 44/.723 .820
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 97/1.093 43/.711 23/.087 21/1.081 / 26/.679 35/.487 32/.958 31/.624 48/.865 .841
Home 25/.945 26/.541 20/.259 23/.848 / 17/.769 18/.399 21/1.190 25/1.011 39/.625
Last 28d days 90/1.044 59/.688 33/.186 37/.715 / 44/.593 45/.653 43/1.063 33/.851 71/.839
HR/SB/CS 5/7/0 2/2/0 2/1/0 2/2/0 // 0/0/0 2/1/0 2/2/0 1/1/1 5/0/0 40/19/4
Usage ·····X·· ·X··X·o· o·····oo ··o·o··X X·o·o··· ·o···o·· ·o··o··· ··o·o··X ·X···o··
Twins Batters (3.41 RS/G) vs. Angels Pitchers (3.72 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 36.Weaver
G/S/vB
52.Carpenter
G/S/vB
37.Downs*
G/S/vB
49.Frieri
G/S/vB
32.Hawkins
G/S/vB
55.Isringhausen
G/S/vB
21.Takahashi*
G/S/vB
51.Walden
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
41.Butera G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 1/2.000 ··· 2/ .000/.000/.000/.000 .000/ 2/.000 0/0 0/0
8.Carroll G/S/vP 16/.313 ··· 3/.333 4/.000 5/1.800 6/.167 7/.286 2/.000 116/80 .208/.304/.238/.542 .619/.507 .644 100/.596 2/2 0/1
12.Casilla# G/S/vP 21/.358 ··· 4/.500 ··· 4/.500 ··· 2/1.500 1/no AB 80/55 .247/.275/.299/.574 .982/.389 .632 72/.611 5/0 0/1
18.Doumit# G/S/vP 6/.334 ··· 1/.000 2/2.500 7/1.071 4/.750 ··· ··· 85/55 .253/.282/.405/.687 .563/.752 .730 74/.747 0/0 3/1
25.Komatsu* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 28/27 .160/.250/.160/.410 2.000/.347 .500 26/.317 0/0 0/0
7.Mauer* G/S/vP 28/.717 ··· 14/.891 ··· 4/1.000 ··· 2/1.000 2/no AB 112/77 .278/.375/.371/.746 1.127/.586 .949 96/.805 2/0 1/2
27.Parmelee* G/S/vP 5/.400 ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 1/4.000 ··· 75/56 .203/.267/.304/.571 .868/.477 .657 66/.601 0/0 0/0
24.Plouffe G/S/vP 9/.708 ··· 2/.000 ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 3/.666 45/21 .108/.267/.216/.483 .702/.246 .614 41/.535 0/0 1/2
2.Span* G/S/vP 21/.295 ··· 8/.750 ··· 2/1.500 ··· 3/.666 1/2.000 119/82 .309/.361/.382/.743 .691/.764 1.068 103/.769 3/2 0/1
22.Valencia G/S/vP 12/1.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 2/2.000 ··· 3/.000 ··· 91/64 .216/.231/.330/.560 .645/.525 .787 79/.604 0/1 1/2
16.Willingham G/S/vP 18/1.032 ··· 5/.000 ··· 5/1.550 7/.572 4/1.167 2/2.500 102/74 .291/.402/.570/.972 1.052/.932 1.490 87/.898 1/0 5/2
IP 44.2 8.0 9.2 13.2 8.1 8.2 6.1 5.1 TOTAL .237/.305/.353/.658 .719/.630 .818 .684 14/5 16/14
ERA-K/9 1.61/9.1 3.38/6.8 0.00/3.7 1.98/14.5 1.08/4.3 3.12/7.2 9.95/4.3 6.75/13.6 3.58/7.6

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Butera (0-1-0)
 Doumit (7-1-0)
 Mauer (12-2-1)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 164/.178 31/.250 38/.200 57/.184 35/.258 42/.212 31/.345 28/.292 .234  Willingham
 Plouffe
 Span
 Doumit
 Komatsu
 Parmelee
24/0/0/2
0/0/9/1
0/27/0/1
0/0/6/0
1/3/6/0
1/0/2/0
OPS .468 .576 .465 .625 .614 .760 .939 .893 .658
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 109/.425 18/.583 18/.764 23/.654 21/.411 22/1.124 19/.895 15/1.236 .654
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 55/.552 13/.564 20/.205 34/.604 14/.917 20/.422 12/1.017 13/.490 .662
Road 50/.802 21/.667 14/.381 11/.586 12/.500 22/.991 23/1.101 6/1.167
Last 28d days 136/.499 31/.576 31/.508 46/.511 31/.550 37/.782 24/1.053 25/1.011
HR/SB/CS 2/1/2 0/2/1 0/0/0 2/1/0 0/1/0 1/3/0 1/1/0 1/1/0 27/24/7
Usage ····X··· o··o···· o·····o· XX··X·X· o·····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.