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Game Preview: KCR @ OAK, 3:35pm, Wednesday, April 11, 2012 @The Coliseum

Royals, 3-2, 3-2 2nd, 1½ GB, tied for WC

SP: Bruce Chen (35, LHP, 0-0, 0.00)

2012 Gamelogs / 2012 Splits / vs. OAK Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2012 (0-0) 6.0 3 0 0 0 4 0 0.00
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 2-3 46.2 40 16 15 10 27 3 2.89 57
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
2011-09-07 @OAK L 5.1 8 6 5 3 2 0 108 29
2011-09-02 CLE L 6.0 8 5 5 1 3 2 115 38
Last 5 v.OAK 2-2 29.2 34 18 16 8 11 3 4.85 44
2011-09-07 @OAK L 5.1 8 6 5 3 2 0 108 29
2010-09-15 OAK W 5.0 6 3 3 1 2 1 90 44
2010-07-17 OAK ND 5.2 9 4 4 1 4 0 83 38
2005-08-26 OAK L 7.0 7 4 3 2 0 1 96 47
2005-08-16 @OAK W 6.2 4 1 1 1 3 1 103 64
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:    0-0    Road:    3-2    ExtrInn: 0-0 
 vsRHP:   3-1    vsLHP:   0-1    1-Run:   0-1 
 vsEast:  0-0    vsCntrl: 0-0    vsWest:  3-2  IL: 0-0 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
  5 Tue, Apr 10  @OAK  W   3-0  (8)   3-2   2nd  1.5 gb
  4 Mon, Apr  9  @OAK  L   0-1        2-2   2nd  1.5 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: 3-2    Last 20: 3-2    Last 30: 3-2 
Athletics, 2-4, 2-4 4th, 2½ GB, 1½ GB in WC

SP: Brandon McCarthy (28, RHP, 0-1, 2.25)

2012 Gamelogs / 2012 Splits / vs. KCR Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2012 (0-1) 12.0 13 6 3 2 6 1 2.25
2011 (9-9) 170.2 168 73 63 25 123 11 3.32
2009 (7-4) 97.1 96 55 50 36 65 13 4.62
Last 7 GS 2-3 49.0 41 16 12 5 36 4 2.20 62
2012-04-06 SEA L 5.0 7 5 2 2 3 0 95 40
2012-03-28 SEA ND 7.0 6 1 1 0 3 1 82 64
2011-09-26 @SEA L 8.0 8 4 4 0 6 2 114 56
2011-09-21 TEX ND 7.0 6 1 1 0 1 0 79 62
2011-09-15 DET W 7.0 5 1 1 2 8 1 104 69
2011-09-09 @TEX L 6.0 6 4 3 1 5 0 97 50
2011-09-03 SEA W 9.0 3 0 0 0 10 0 114 91
Last 5 v.KCR 0-1 13.0 14 10 10 6 3 0 6.92 38
2011-05-07 @KCR L 8.1 7 4 4 2 3 0 107 54
2005-06-20 KCR ND 4.2 7 6 6 4 0 0 103 22
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:    2-4    Road:    0-0    ExtrInn: 0-1 
 vsRHP:   1-2    vsLHP:   1-2    1-Run:   1-1 
 vsEast:  0-0    vsCntrl: 1-1    vsWest:  1-3  IL: 0-0 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
  6 Tue, Apr 10   KCR  L   0-3  (8)   2-4   4th  2.5 gb
  5 Mon, Apr  9   KCR  W   1-0        2-3   4th  1.5 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: 2-4    Last 20: 2-4    Last 30: 2-4 
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Tue, Apr 10, 2012 KCR  3 @OAK  0  (8)   W:Danny Duffy (1-0), L: Graham Godfrey (0-1), S: Aaron Crow (1)
Mon, Apr 09, 2012 OAK  1  KCR  0        W:Tom Milone (1-0), L: Luis Mendoza (0-1), S: Grant Balfour (2)

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
Season Series: 2012 - tied 1-1; 2011 - OAK won 5-4; 2010 - OAK won 6-3; All-Time - OAK leads 297-244

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 (3.20 RS/G) vs. Athletics Pitchers (3.67 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 32.McCarthy
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 5/1.800 7/.429 7/1.142 ··· ··· ··· 7/.500 ··· ··· 584/462 .252/.271/.381/.652 .576/.672 .624 9/.778 4/4 13/21
30.Bourgeois G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 252/143 .294/.323/.357/.680 .925/.497 .708 3/1.000 31/6 1/1
16.Butler G/S/vP 4/.583 8/.268 1/.000 1/2.000 ··· ··· 4/.500 3/1.667 ··· 673/501 .291/.361/.461/.822 .917/.790 .782 19/.871 2/1 19/0
6.Cain G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/2.000 ··· 23/17 .273/.304/.318/.623 .167/.765 .623 17/.310 0/0 0/0
2.Escobar G/S/vP 3/.666 1/3.000 ··· 2/.000 ··· ··· 1/3.000 3/.000 1/.000 598/447 .254/.290/.343/.633 .576/.651 .708 19/.572 26/9 4/15
21.Francoeur G/S/vP 4/.500 2/.500 1/2.000 1/.000 ··· ··· 5/.000 3/1.334 ··· 656/488 .285/.329/.476/.805 .934/.762 .788 17/.849 22/10 20/5
17.Getz* G/S/vP 7/.000 1/no AB 3/.000 ··· ··· ··· 2/.000 2/.000 ··· 429/319 .255/.313/.287/.600 .636/.588 .561 11/.636 21/7 0/7
4.Gordon* G/S/vP 4/.500 8/.125 3/.000 ··· ··· ··· 4/.833 3/.333 ··· 690/478 .303/.376/.502/.879 .829/.901 .817 19/.105 17/8 23/4
35.Hosmer* G/S/vP 4/.833 2/.000 1/.000 2/.000 ··· 1/.000 2/.000 3/.000 ··· 563/400 .293/.334/.465/.799 .585/.886 .793 22/.773 11/5 19/8
12.Maier* G/S/vP ··· 3/1.667 5/2.000 ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 113/72 .232/.345/.337/.682 .627/.714 .619 3/2.667 1/0 0/0
8.Moustakas* G/S/vP ··· 1/2.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 3/1.000 ··· 365/267 .263/.309/.367/.675 .494/.741 .715 14/.571 2/0 5/11
27.Pena# G/S/vP ··· 2/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 7/.143 ··· ··· 240/168 .248/.288/.338/.625 .600/.636 .770 6/.333 0/0 3/2
33.Quintero G/S/vP 6/1.000 1/.000 1/no AB ··· ··· ··· 2/.000 2/.000 ··· 272/213 .240/.258/.317/.575 .650/.555 .547 11/1.420 1/0 2/5
IP 170.2 62.0 28.1 6.1 7.2 33.1 58.1 25.0 6.2 TOTAL .231/.278/.397/.676 .568/.709 .676 .676 3/4 5/3
ERA-K/9 3.32/6.5 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 3.13/4.3

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

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 690/.258 242/.199 122/.235 31/.276 41/.333 143/.220 250/.237 112/.305 35/.308 .244  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 .659 .605 .688 .736 .797 .670 .656 .799 .803 .654
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 366/.675 119/.579 50/.759 9/.476 19/.734 59/.530 90/.688 63/.652 13/.795 .730
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 324/.640 123/.630 72/.636 22/.818 22/.853 84/.770 160/.637 49/.996 22/.807 .536
Home 341/.632 136/.570 51/.630 18/.399 28/.733 63/.568 117/.745 45/.653 10/.200
Last 28d days 50/.697 13/.237 11/1.264 13/.817 6/.000 4/.500 8/.393 24/.655 7/1.238
HR/SB/CS 11/11/4 8/1/0 2/1/0 1/1/0 0/3/0 4/6/1 6/6/1 3/0/0 0/0/0 4/5/7
Usage ····X··· ·X·X···· X··X···· o···X··· ···o···· ····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.

Athletics Batters (2.67 RS/G) vs. Royals Pitchers (2.40 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 52.Chen*
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
61.Teaford*
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
10.Barton* G/S/vP 7/.929 ··· 2/.500 2/.500 5/.000 ··· 1/no AB 7/.286 1/no AB 280/191 .212/.325/.267/.592 .720/.533 .588 6/.167 2/1 0/8
52.Cespedes G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· 3/.333 ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· / /// / 22/1.141 / /
12.Cowgill G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 2/no AB ··· ··· ··· ··· 100/56 .239/.300/.304/.604 .716/.518 .835 3/.667 4/2 1/0
4.Crisp# G/S/vP 16/.713 ··· 3/1.334 2/2.500 6/.334 ··· 2/1.000 3/.333 1/.000 583/386 .264/.314/.379/.693 .593/.749 .736 25/.448 49/9 8/1
20.Donaldson G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 1/.000 2/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· / /// / 13/.308 / /
31.Gomes G/S/vP 20/.671 1/.000 ··· ··· 2/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 372/264 .209/.325/.389/.714 .863/.654 .695 10/.644 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 10/.311 ··· 3/.666 1/5.000 8/.804 ··· 2/1.000 1/2.000 2/.000 570/401 .264/.319/.369/.687 .670/.693 .616 22/.513 14/9 8/22
26.Recker G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· 4/.500 ··· ··· ··· ··· 21/12 .176/.333/.235/.569 .730/.450 .250 2/.500 0/0 0/1
16.Reddick* G/S/vP ··· ··· 4/.250 2/.000 4/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 278/234 .280/.327/.457/.784 .766/.787 .741 19/.737 1/2 7/5
15.Smith* G/S/vP 1/.000 4/.250 1/no AB 2/.000 3/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 533/430 .284/.347/.483/.830 .576/.891 .848 14/.900 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 9/.888 1/2.000 1/.000 ··· 3/.333 ··· 3/.000 4/.833 1/.000 515/366 .237/.301/.385/.686 .617/.713 .665 21/.636 2/2 14/7
19.Weeks# G/S/vP 3/1.334 ··· 3/1.000 2/1.000 8/.875 ··· 1/.000 1/.000 2/.000 437/293 .303/.340/.421/.761 .704/.787 .794 26/.551 22/11 2/13
IP 155.0 12.2 67.0 62.0 105.1 2.0 60.0 49.0 44.0 TOTAL .206/.267/.333/.600 .562/.624 .600 .600 3/2 6/3
ERA-K/9 3.77/5.6 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 3.27/5.7 2.63/8.3

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

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 654/.258 62/.283 295/.216 266/.237 474/.287 9/.286 233/.175 228/.275 175/.231 .248  Reddick
 Smith
 Cowgill
 Crisp
 Gomes
21/3/56/5
25/0/107/5
18/10/0/2
0/133/0/2
73/0/11/1
OPS .727 .840 .681 .711 .864 1.232 .521 .797 .710 .655
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 195/.678 26/.670 135/.683 120/.919 126/.811 2/2.500 106/.522 97/.698 73/.570 .661
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 459/.747 36/.951 160/.678 146/.537 348/.882 7/.733 127/.519 131/.874 102/.799 .652
Road 312/.693 17/.721 146/.597 126/.747 260/.863 3/.000 129/.676 114/.854 70/.578
Last 28d days 19/.368 7/.786 9/.708 14/.665 21/.356 8/1.875 10/1.167 8/.500 /
HR/SB/CS 18/12/6 2/0/0 5/7/1 8/6/1 15/11/9 1/0/0 3/1/0 4/2/3 8/3/1 1/1/1
Usage ····X··· ··oo···· ·X·o···· o·X·X··· X······· ··X····· ···XX··· ·oX·····

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.