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Game Preview: DET @ NYY, 4:05pm, Saturday, April 28, 2012 @Yankee Stadium III

Tigers, 10-10, 10-10 2nd, 1 GB, 2 GB in WC

SP: Drew Smyly (23, LHP, 0-0, 1.13)

2012 Gamelogs / 2012 Splits / vs. NYY Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2012 (0-0) 16.0 16 3 2 6 15 2 1.13
Last 7 GS 0-0 16.0 16 3 2 6 15 2 1.13 58
2012-04-22 TEX ND 6.0 5 1 1 2 7 1 100 63
2012-04-17 @KCR ND 6.0 7 1 0 1 4 0 101 59
2012-04-12 TBR ND 4.0 4 1 1 3 4 1 90 51
Has never faced NYY as starter.
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:    6-7    Road:    4-3    ExtrInn: 1-1 
 vsRHP:   4-8    vsLHP:   6-2    1-Run:   5-3 
 vsEast:  5-2    vsCntrl: 4-2    vsWest:  1-6  IL: 0-0 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 20 Fri, Apr 27  @NYY  L   6-7       10-10  2nd  1.0 gb
 19 Thu, Apr 26   SEA  L   4-5       10-9   1st    Tied
 18 Wed, Apr 25   SEA  L   1-9       10-8   1st    Tied
 17 Tue, Apr 24   SEA  L   4-7       10-7   1st    Tied
 16 Sun, Apr 22   TEX  L   2-3 (11)  10-6   1st  0.5 up
 15 Sat, Apr 21   TEX  W   3-2       10-5   1st  1.0 up
 14 Sat, Apr 21   TEX  L   4-10       9-5   1st  1.0 up
 13 Thu, Apr 19   TEX  L   3-10       9-4   1st  2.0 up
 12 Wed, Apr 18  @KCR  W   4-3        9-3   1st  2.5 up
 11 Tue, Apr 17  @KCR  W   3-1        8-3   1st  2.0 up
 Last 10: 3-7    Last 20:10-10   Last 30:10-10
Yankees, 11-8, 11-8 3rd, 1½ GB, ½ GB in WC

SP: Freddy Garcia (35, RHP, 0-1, 9.75)

2012 Gamelogs / 2012 Splits / vs. DET Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2012 (0-1) 12.0 20 14 13 3 8 2 9.75
2011 (12-8) 146.2 152 63 59 45 96 16 3.62
2010 (12-6) 157.0 171 85 81 45 89 23 4.64
Last 7 GS 1-2 30.1 47 29 28 10 19 8 8.31 36
2012-04-21 @BOS ND 1.2 7 5 5 0 0 0 48 21
2012-04-16 MIN L 5.2 9 5 5 0 5 1 94 36
2012-04-10 @BAL ND 4.2 4 4 3 3 3 1 98 42
2011-09-24 BOS W 6.0 6 0 0 1 3 0 102 62
2011-09-18 @TOR L 4.2 5 3 3 3 4 2 94 43
2011-09-11 @LAA ND 5.0 7 5 5 3 3 2 109 33
2011-09-05 BAL ND 2.2 9 7 7 0 1 2 56 13
Last 5 v.DET 1-2 27.2 33 15 15 9 20 7 4.88 47
2011-05-04 @DET L 7.0 10 4 4 2 8 1 112 47
2010-09-07 @DET L 2.0 3 2 2 0 0 1 33 42
2010-08-15 DET ND 5.0 8 5 5 2 4 2 98 33
2010-08-05 @DET ND 6.2 5 1 1 4 4 1 103 60
2010-06-09 DET W 7.0 7 3 3 1 4 2 96 54
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:    5-3    Road:    6-5    ExtrInn: 2-0 
 vsRHP:   6-6    vsLHP:   5-2    1-Run:   3-2 
 vsEast:  5-3    vsCntrl: 3-2    vsWest:  3-3  IL: 0-0 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 19 Fri, Apr 27   DET  W   7-6       11-8   3rd  1.5 gb
 18 Wed, Apr 25  @TEX  L   3-7       10-8   3rd  1.0 gb
 17 Tue, Apr 24  @TEX  L   0-2       10-7   1st    Tied
 16 Mon, Apr 23  @TEX  W   7-4       10-6   1st    Tied
 15 Sat, Apr 21  @BOS  W  15-9        9-6   1st  0.5 up
 14 Fri, Apr 20  @BOS  W   6-2        8-6   1st    Tied
 13 Thu, Apr 19   MIN  W   7-6        7-6   2nd  1.0 gb
 12 Wed, Apr 18   MIN  L   5-6        6-6   3rd  1.0 gb
 11 Tue, Apr 17   MIN  W   8-3        6-5   3rd  1.0 gb
 10 Mon, Apr 16   MIN  L   3-7        5-5   3rd  1.0 gb
 Last 10: 6-4    Last 20:11-8    Last 30:11-8 
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Fri, Apr 27, 2012 NYY  7  DET  6        W:Mariano Rivera (1-1), L: Brayan Villarreal (0-1), S: none

Thu, May 05, 2011 DET  6  NYY  3        W:Rick Porcello (2-2), L: A.J. Burnett (4-2), S: none
Wed, May 04, 2011 DET  4  NYY  0        W:Max Scherzer (5-0), L: Freddy Garcia (1-2), S: none
Tue, May 03, 2011 DET  4  NYY  2        W:Brad Penny (2-3), L: CC Sabathia (2-2), S: Jose Valverde (6)
Mon, May 02, 2011 NYY  5 @DET  3        W:Joba Chamberlain (2-0), L: Jose Valverde (2-1), S: Mariano Rivera (11)
Sun, Apr 03, 2011 DET 10 @NYY  7        W:Max Scherzer (1-0), L: Phil Hughes (0-1), S: Jose Valverde (1)
Sat, Apr 02, 2011 NYY 10  DET  6        W:A.J. Burnett (1-0), L: Brad Penny (0-1), S: Mariano Rivera (2)
Thu, Mar 31, 2011 NYY  6  DET  3        W:Joba Chamberlain (1-0), L: Phil Coke (0-1), S: Mariano Rivera (1)
Thu, Aug 19, 2010 NYY 11  DET  5        W:Phil Hughes (15-5), L: Rick Porcello (5-11), S: Sergio Mitre (1)
Wed, Aug 18, 2010 NYY  9  DET  5        W:Dustin Moseley (3-2), L: Jeremy Bonderman (6-9), S: none
Season Series: 2012 - NYY over 1-0; 2011 - DET won 4-3; 2010 - Tied 4-4; All-Time - NYY leads 1043-927

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.

Tigers Batters (4.25 RS/G) vs. Yankees Pitchers (4.84 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 36.Garcia
G/S/vB
38.Eppley
G/S/vB
48.Logan*
G/S/vB
41.Phelps
G/S/vB
39.Rapada*
G/S/vB
42.Rivera
G/S/vB
30.Robertson
G/S/vB
29.Soriano
G/S/vB
53.Wade
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
13.Avila* G/S/vP 9/.889 ··· 3/.333 ··· ··· 5/.000 3/.333 ··· 1/.000 551/403 .295/.389/.506/.895 .779/.939 .844 62/.743 3/1 19/6
26.Boesch* G/S/vP 17/1.037 ··· 2/4.500 ··· ··· 2/.000 2/.500 ··· 1/.000 472/354 .283/.341/.458/.799 .752/.814 .763 86/.554 5/3 16/3
24.Cabrera G/S/vP 29/1.343 ··· 2/.500 ··· ··· 4/.000 4/1.167 7/.286 1/.000 688/507 .344/.448/.586/1.033 .990/1.047 1.055 87/.907 2/1 30/13
12.Dirks* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 235/204 .251/.296/.406/.703 .871/.675 .615 28/.803 5/2 7/2
34.Eldred G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 / /// / 5/1.200 / /
28.Fielder* G/S/vP 6/.900 ··· 2/1.000 ··· ··· ··· 2/2.000 5/2.600 1/no AB 692/499 .299/.415/.566/.981 .822/1.046 .869 85/.815 1/1 38/15
14.Jackson G/S/vP 19/.541 ··· 2/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 2/.000 2/1.500 1/3.000 668/463 .249/.317/.374/.690 .732/.672 .635 86/.915 22/5 10/3
32.Kelly* G/S/vP 4/1.250 ··· 2/2.000 ··· ··· ··· 2/.000 ··· ··· 281/259 .245/.291/.381/.672 .381/.698 .785 29/.585 2/1 7/5
9.Laird G/S/vP 16/.192 ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 6/.167 2/.000 1/.000 ··· 108/89 .232/.302/.358/.660 .902/.610 .651 18/.977 1/1 1/3
27.Peralta G/S/vP 24/.792 ··· 4/.000 ··· 4/.250 12/.166 5/1.000 4/.833 2/.000 576/403 .299/.345/.478/.824 .765/.848 .752 74/.627 0/2 21/7
25.Raburn G/S/vP 10/.544 ··· 2/1.500 ··· ··· 5/.200 ··· 2/.000 1/.000 418/261 .256/.297/.432/.729 .807/.681 .755 57/.428 1/1 14/17
39.Santiago# G/S/vP 5/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 7/.000 1/2.000 4/.000 ··· 294/237 .260/.311/.384/.695 .832/.662 .618 34/.493 0/0 5/3
21.Young G/S/vP 11/1.364 ··· 3/2.334 ··· 1/.000 9/.555 5/.900 3/1.000 ··· 503/361 .268/.302/.393/.695 .759/.670 .656 74/.644 1/0 12/7
IP 146.2 9.0 41.2 16.1 61.1 66.2 39.1 39.2 TOTAL .249/.311/.393/.704 .701/.706 .687 .704 5/3 20/13
ERA-K/9 3.62/5.9 8.00/6.0 3.46/9.9 /0.0 6.06/9.9 1.91/8.8 1.08/13.5 4.12/8.2 2.04/6.8 4.49/8.9

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Avila (85-40-7)
 Kelly (0-0-1)
 Laird (16-4-3)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 626/.268 43/.306 185/.261 / 69/.230 233/.215 272/.170 164/.229 157/.221 .279  Jackson
 Boesch
 Young
 Dirks
 Raburn
 Kelly
0/152/0/8
57/0/51/7
115/0/0/7
38/16/22/4
52/2/20/4
17/4/39/1
OPS .750 1.016 .746 .747 .534 .506 .645 .624 .813
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 294/.807 16/1.115 118/.789 / 53/.336 109/.595 142/.466 76/.850 67/.730 .835
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 332/.701 27/.955 67/.673 / 16/2.212 124/.480 130/.549 88/.477 90/.541 .795
Home 316/.784 33/.978 94/.639 / 40/.649 120/.435 129/.570 94/.745 79/.621
Last 28d days 58/1.094 8/.661 39/.641 62/.797 24/.707 29/.538 36/.520 34/.805 42/.488
HR/SB/CS 16/22/7 3/1/1 4/3/2 // 3/0/1 3/5/1 1/16/2 4/6/2 5/2/2 24/11/2
Usage ······X· ··X···oo o·oo··o· ··X···X· ··oo··o· o···o··o X······X ··X···X· X··o···o

NOTE: Team stats shown are for the 2012 season. Player Stats for the 2011 season. We will switch to 2012 stats on May 1st.

Yankees Batters (5.63 RS/G) vs. Tigers Pitchers (4.65 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 33.Smyly*
G/S/vB
31.Balester
G/S/vB
64.Below*
G/S/vB
53.Benoit
G/S/vB
40.Coke*
G/S/vB
20.Dotel
G/S/vB
46.Valverde
G/S/vB
60.Villarreal
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
24.Cano* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 15/.466 3/.333 1/.000 5/.200 1/.000 681/458 .302/.349/.533/.882 .879/.884 .885 87/.738 8/2 28/10
12.Chavez* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 17/.561 ··· 1/2.000 1/.000 ··· 175/152 .263/.320/.356/.676 .609/.687 .559 21/.886 0/0 2/0
14.Granderson* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 3/.333 7/1.143 2/.500 2/2.000 2/.500 691/472 .262/.364/.552/.916 .944/.902 .921 88/.929 25/10 41/3
27.Ibanez* G/S/vP ··· 2/.000 ··· 23/1.200 1/.000 10/1.843 3/1.167 ··· 575/437 .245/.289/.419/.707 .585/.747 .833 55/.761 2/0 20/1
2.Jeter G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 28/.399 2/.000 10/.311 1/.000 1/no AB 607/439 .297/.355/.388/.743 .946/.666 .783 92/1.040 16/6 6/12
22.Jones G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 4/.833 2/.500 13/.917 7/1.286 ··· 222/76 .247/.356/.495/.851 .923/.709 .916 30/.618 0/0 13/1
55.Martin G/S/vP ··· 2/1.000 ··· 2/1.000 1/.000 6/.333 12/.166 1/.000 476/343 .237/.324/.408/.732 .684/.750 .780 62/.704 8/2 18/11
26.Nunez G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 2/.000 ··· 338/217 .265/.313/.385/.698 .742/.673 .679 30/.856 22/6 5/20
13.Rodriguez G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 19/.691 2/1.000 9/1.000 5/.800 1/5.000 428/319 .276/.362/.461/.823 .750/.848 .862 83/.794 4/1 16/6
19.Stewart G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/3.000 ··· 183/132 .204/.283/.309/.592 .801/.511 .514 11/.764 0/0 3/7
33.Swisher# G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 12/1.250 2/1.500 ··· 6/.750 1/.000 635/437 .260/.374/.449/.822 .957/.763 .853 87/.897 2/2 23/1
25.Teixeira# G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 8/.125 2/.000 6/1.300 6/.333 ··· 684/464 .248/.341/.494/.835 .967/.779 .862 81/.741 4/1 39/4
IP 35.2 29.0 61.0 108.2 54.0 72.1 16.0 TOTAL .278/.353/.477/.830 .770/.858 .870 .830 13/3 31/7
ERA-K/9 /0.0 4.54/8.6 4.34/4.3 2.95/9.3 4.47/5.7 3.50/10.3 2.24/8.6 6.75/7.9 4.12/7.9

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Martin (95-40-4)
 Stewart (34-22-2)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA / 159/.268 127/.252 241/.218 474/.279 218/.185 301/.198 76/.323 .274  Granderson
 Swisher
 Ibanez
 Jones
 Nunez
0/155/0/11
0/0/141/9
134/0/0/5
39/0/19/1
1/0/3/0
OPS .807 .660 .581 .728 .574 .580 .921 .751
vs LHB (BF-OPS) / 61/.733 53/.661 125/.639 167/.584 85/.845 179/.687 39/1.036 .740
vs RHB (BF-OPS) / 98/.847 74/.659 116/.517 307/.806 133/.410 122/.432 37/.806 .759
Road / 73/.961 62/.489 109/.504 278/.665 115/.631 132/.513 48/.962
Last 28d days 68/.748 60/.608 42/.333 47/.852 33/.619 28/.407 39/.734 7/.629
HR/SB/CS // 7/5/1 2/2/1 5/3/2 5/10/6 6/1/1 5/9/3 3/4/0 18/17/9
Usage ·····X·· ··XX···· ··X···X· XX···oX· oo·X·X·· oo···oX· ·····XX· 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.