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Game Preview: KCR @ OAK, 10:05pm, Monday, April 9, 2012 @The Coliseum

Royals, 2-1, 2-1 2nd, 1 GB, ½ GB in WC

SP: Luis Mendoza (28, RHP, 0-0, undef)

2012 Gamelogs / 2012 Splits / vs. OAK Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2011 (2-0) 14.2 11 3 2 5 7 0 1.23
2010 (0-1) 4.0 10 10 10 3 1 4 22.50
2009 (0-0) 1.0 2 4 4 1 0 1 36.00
Last 7 GS 3-3 38.0 50 32 29 13 17 2 6.87 38
2011-09-25 @CHW W 7.2 5 1 1 2 4 0 100 67
2011-09-20 DET W 7.0 6 2 1 3 3 0 102 59
2008-08-13 @BOS L 4.0 9 8 7 4 2 0 90 12
2008-08-08 @BAL L 3.0 6 5 5 1 1 1 69 27
2008-08-03 TOR W 7.0 6 4 4 1 2 0 98 50
2008-07-29 SEA ND 5.1 9 6 5 0 1 0 87 29
2008-07-22 @CHW L 4.0 9 6 6 2 4 1 84 22
Last 5 v.OAK 0-0 2.0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 52
2007-09-08 OAK ND 2.0 2 0 0 0 0 0 30 52
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:    0-0    Road:    2-1    ExtrInn: 0-0 
 vsRHP:   2-1    vsLHP:   0-0    1-Run:   0-0 
 vsEast:  0-0    vsCntrl: 0-0    vsWest:  2-1  IL: 0-0 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
  3 Sun, Apr  8  @LAA  W   7-3        2-1   2nd  1.0 gb
  2 Sat, Apr  7  @LAA  W   6-3        1-1   2nd  1.0 gb
  1 Fri, Apr  6  @LAA  L   0-5        0-1   2nd  1.0 gb
 Last 10: 2-1    Last 20: 2-1    Last 30: 2-1 
Athletics, 1-3, 1-3 4th, 2 GB, 2 GB in WC

SP: Tom Milone (25, LHP, 0-0, undef)

2012 Gamelogs / 2012 Splits / vs. KCR Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2011 (1-0) 26.0 28 11 11 4 15 2 3.81
Last 7 GS 1-0 26.0 28 11 11 4 15 2 3.81 49
2011-09-26 @FLA ND 4.1 7 3 3 1 4 1 82 40
2011-09-20 @PHI ND 6.0 4 0 0 0 2 0 93 66
2011-09-15 @NYM W 5.2 3 1 1 3 4 0 73 60
2011-09-09 HOU ND 5.2 8 3 3 0 3 0 89 44
2011-09-03 NYM ND 4.1 6 4 4 0 2 1 74 37
Has never faced KCR as starter.
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:    1-3    Road:    0-0    ExtrInn: 0-1 
 vsRHP:   0-2    vsLHP:   1-1    1-Run:   0-1 
 vsEast:  0-0    vsCntrl: 0-0    vsWest:  1-3  IL: 0-0 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
  4 Sat, Apr  7   SEA  L   7-8        1-3   4th  2.0 gb
  3 Fri, Apr  6   SEA  L   3-7        1-2   4th  1.0 gb
  2 Thu, Mar 29   SEA  W   4-1        1-1   1st    Tied
  1 Wed, Mar 28   SEA  L   1-3 (11)   0-1   4th  1.0 gb
 Last 10: 1-3    Last 20: 1-3    Last 30: 1-3 
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Wed, Sep 07, 2011 OAK  7  KCR  0        W:Guillermo Moscoso (8-8), L: Bruce Chen (10-7), S: none
Tue, Sep 06, 2011 KCR  7 @OAK  4        W:Danny Duffy (4-8), L: Gio Gonzalez (12-12), S: Joakim Soria (26)
Mon, Sep 05, 2011 KCR 11 @OAK  6        W:Greg Holland (4-1), L: Andrew Bailey (0-4), S: none
Thu, Jun 16, 2011 OAK  8  KCR  4        W:Gio Gonzalez (6-5), L: Jeff Francis (3-7), S: none
Wed, Jun 15, 2011 OAK  2  KCR  1        W:Josh Outman (2-1), L: Luke Hochevar (4-7), S: Andrew Bailey (2)
Tue, Jun 14, 2011 KCR  7 @OAK  4        W:Danny Duffy (1-2), L: Trevor Cahill (6-5), S: Joakim Soria (10)
Sun, May 08, 2011 OAK  5 @KCR  2        W:Tyson Ross (2-2), L: Jeff Francis (0-4), S: Brian Fuentes (9)
Sat, May 07, 2011 KCR  4  OAK  3        W:Joakim Soria (2-0), L: Brandon McCarthy (1-3), S: none
Fri, May 06, 2011 OAK  3 @KCR  2        W:Gio Gonzalez (4-2), L: Sean O'Sullivan (1-2), S: Brian Fuentes (8)
Wed, Sep 15, 2010 KCR  6  OAK  3        W:Bruce Chen (10-7), L: Trevor Cahill (16-7), S: Joakim Soria (38)
Season Series: 2012 -  0-0; 2011 - OAK won 5-4; 2010 - OAK won 6-3; All-Time - OAK leads 296-243

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 (4.33 RS/G) vs. Athletics Pitchers (4.75 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 57.Milone*
G/S/vB
50.Balfour
G/S/vB
13.Blevins*
G/S/vB
38.Carignan
G/S/vB
48.Cook
G/S/vB
60.De Los Santos
G/S/vB
40.Fuentes*
G/S/vB
45.Godfrey
G/S/vB
77.Norberto*
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
11.Betancourt G/S/vP ··· 7/.429 7/1.142 ··· ··· ··· 7/.500 ··· ··· 584/462 .252/.271/.381/.652 .576/.672 .624 6/.667 4/4 13/21
30.Bourgeois G/S/vP 3/1.334 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 252/143 .294/.323/.357/.680 .925/.497 .708 / 31/6 1/1
16.Butler G/S/vP ··· 7/.310 1/.000 1/2.000 ··· ··· 4/.500 ··· ··· 673/501 .291/.361/.461/.822 .917/.790 .782 12/.970 2/1 19/0
6.Cain G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 23/17 .273/.304/.318/.623 .167/.765 .623 13/.245 0/0 0/0
2.Escobar G/S/vP ··· 1/3.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 1/3.000 ··· 1/.000 598/447 .254/.290/.343/.633 .576/.651 .708 12/.664 26/9 4/15
21.Francoeur G/S/vP ··· 2/.500 1/2.000 1/.000 ··· ··· 5/.000 ··· ··· 656/488 .285/.329/.476/.805 .934/.762 .788 11/.818 22/10 20/5
17.Getz* G/S/vP ··· 1/no AB 2/.000 ··· ··· ··· 2/.000 ··· ··· 429/319 .255/.313/.287/.600 .636/.588 .561 5/1.400 21/7 0/7
4.Gordon* G/S/vP ··· 7/.143 2/.000 ··· ··· ··· 4/.833 ··· ··· 690/478 .303/.376/.502/.879 .829/.901 .817 14/.071 17/8 23/4
35.Hosmer* G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 2/.000 ··· ··· 563/400 .293/.334/.465/.799 .585/.886 .793 14/1.000 11/5 19/8
12.Maier* G/S/vP ··· 2/1.500 4/1.250 ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 113/72 .232/.345/.337/.682 .627/.714 .619 / 1/0 0/0
8.Moustakas* G/S/vP ··· 1/2.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 365/267 .263/.309/.367/.675 .494/.741 .715 11/.455 2/0 5/11
27.Pena# G/S/vP ··· 2/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 7/.143 ··· ··· 240/168 .248/.288/.338/.625 .600/.636 .770 3/.667 0/0 3/2
33.Quintero G/S/vP 2/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 2/.000 ··· ··· 272/213 .240/.258/.317/.575 .650/.555 .547 8/1.625 1/0 2/5
IP 26.0 62.0 28.1 6.1 7.2 33.1 58.1 25.0 6.2 TOTAL .255/.287/.431/.718 .400/.752 .718 .718 3/0 4/2
ERA-K/9 3.81/5.2 2.47/8.6 2.86/8.3 4.26/7.1 7.04/8.2 4.32/11.6 3.70/6.5 3.96/4.7 8.10/5.4 3.79/5.2

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

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 110/.283 242/.199 122/.235 31/.276 41/.333 143/.220 250/.237 112/.305 35/.308 .266  Gordon
 Francoeur
 Maier
 Bourgeois
 Cain
148/0/0/20
0/0/153/16
11/9/10/2
34/34/13/1
0/2/4/0
OPS .742 .605 .688 .736 .797 .670 .656 .799 .803 .676
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 11/1.164 119/.579 50/.759 9/.476 19/.734 59/.530 90/.688 63/.652 13/.795 .776
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 99/.695 123/.630 72/.636 22/.818 22/.853 84/.770 160/.637 49/.996 22/.807 .457
Home 44/.874 136/.570 51/.630 18/.399 28/.733 63/.568 117/.745 45/.653 10/.200
Last 28d days / 9/.222 7/1.000 11/1.000 6/.000 4/.500 8/.393 / 7/1.238
HR/SB/CS 2/1/1 8/1/0 2/1/0 1/1/0 0/3/0 4/6/1 6/6/1 3/0/0 0/0/0 3/5/3
Usage ·X······ ·X······ ··X····· ·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.

Athletics Batters (3.75 RS/G) vs. Royals Pitchers (3.67 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 39.Mendoza
G/S/vB
51.Broxton
G/S/vB
55.Collins*
G/S/vB
43.Crow
G/S/vB
23.Duffy*
G/S/vB
40.Herrera
G/S/vB
56.Holland
G/S/vB
50.Mijares*
G/S/vB
57.Sanchez*
G/S/vB
61.Teaford*
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
14.Allen* G/S/vP ··· 3/.333 ··· ··· 3/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 195/139 .200/.277/.377/.654 .423/.752 .741 7/.000 3/0 6/4
52.Cespedes G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· / /// / 15/1.477 / /
12.Cowgill G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 100/56 .239/.300/.304/.604 .716/.518 .835 0/ 4/2 1/0
4.Crisp# G/S/vP 4/.500 ··· 2/1.000 2/2.500 3/.666 ··· 2/1.000 3/.333 6/1.100 1/.000 583/386 .264/.314/.379/.693 .593/.749 .736 18/.513 49/9 8/1
20.Donaldson G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· / /// / 7/.286 / /
31.Gomes G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 8/.625 ··· 372/264 .209/.325/.389/.714 .863/.654 .695 7/.952 7/3 14/2
25.Ka'aihue* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 96/70 .195/.295/.317/.612 .453/.672 .595 8/.750 0/0 2/2
2.Pennington# G/S/vP 2/1.500 ··· 2/1.000 1/5.000 6/.533 ··· 2/1.000 1/2.000 8/.625 2/.000 570/401 .264/.319/.369/.687 .670/.693 .616 17/.412 14/9 8/22
26.Recker G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· 2/.500 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 21/12 .176/.333/.235/.569 .730/.450 .250 / 0/0 0/1
16.Reddick* G/S/vP ··· ··· 3/.333 2/.000 4/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 278/234 .280/.327/.457/.784 .766/.787 .741 15/.933 1/2 7/5
15.Smith* G/S/vP ··· 4/.250 1/no AB 1/.000 3/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/no AB ··· 533/430 .284/.347/.483/.830 .576/.891 .848 10/.929 10/2 15/5
28.Sogard* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 74/61 .200/.243/.329/.572 .154/.652 .419 8/.250 0/0 2/2
8.Suzuki G/S/vP ··· 1/2.000 1/.000 ··· 3/.333 ··· 3/.000 3/.333 14/.671 1/.000 515/366 .237/.301/.385/.686 .617/.713 .665 17/.353 2/2 14/7
19.Weeks# G/S/vP ··· ··· 2/1.500 2/1.000 5/1.400 ··· 1/.000 1/.000 3/.000 2/.000 437/293 .303/.340/.421/.761 .704/.787 .794 19/.652 22/11 2/13
IP 14.2 12.2 67.0 62.0 105.1 2.0 60.0 49.0 101.1 44.0 TOTAL .221/.257/.386/.642 .649/.639 .642 .642 2/2 6/3
ERA-K/9 1.23/4.3 5.68/7.1 3.63/8.1 2.76/9.4 5.64/7.4 13.50/0.0 1.80/11.1 4.59/5.5 4.26/9.1 3.27/5.7 3.81/8.3

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Recker (5-0-0)
 Suzuki (98-38-5)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 60/.212 62/.283 295/.216 266/.237 474/.287 9/.286 233/.175 228/.275 444/.220 175/.231 .290  Smith
 Reddick
 Crisp
 Cowgill
 Gomes
25/0/107/5
21/3/56/5
0/133/0/2
18/10/0/2
73/0/11/1
OPS .550 .840 .681 .711 .864 1.232 .521 .797 .703 .710 .743
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 29/.550 26/.670 135/.683 120/.919 126/.811 2/2.500 106/.522 97/.698 109/.526 73/.570 .981
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 31/.550 36/.951 160/.678 146/.537 348/.882 7/.733 127/.519 131/.874 335/.763 102/.799 .684
Road 29/.468 17/.721 146/.597 126/.747 260/.863 3/.000 129/.676 114/.854 210/.668 70/.578
Last 28d days / 7/.786 3/1.000 11/.855 / 8/1.875 10/1.167 4/.500 23/.554 /
HR/SB/CS 0/0/2 2/0/0 5/7/1 8/6/1 15/11/9 1/0/0 3/1/0 4/2/3 9/12/5 8/3/1 1/0/1
Usage oo······ ·o······ X·X····· X······· ·XX····· 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.