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Game Preview: DET @ OAK, 9:30pm, Wednesday, October 10, 2012 @The Coliseum

Tigers, 88-74, 2-1 in postseason

SP: Max Scherzer (27, RHP, 16-7, 3.74)

2012 Gamelogs / 2012 Splits / vs. OAK Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2012 RegS (16-7) 187.2 179 82 78 60 231 23 3.74
2011 RegS (15-9) 195.0 207 101 96 56 174 29 4.43
2010 RegS (12-11) 195.2 174 84 76 70 184 20 3.50
Last 7 GS 3-1 40.0 28 8 8 8 45 1 1.80 64
2012-10-03 @KCR ND 4.0 3 0 0 2 3 0 75 57
2012-09-23 MIN L 5.0 6 3 3 1 4 0 86 46
2012-09-18 OAK ND 2.0 2 1 1 2 4 0 44 50
2012-09-12 @CHW W 6.0 4 1 1 0 7 1 115 67
2012-09-07 @LAA ND 8.0 5 2 2 0 9 0 110 73
2012-09-01 CHW W 8.0 4 0 0 1 9 0 113 82
2012-08-26 LAA W 7.0 4 1 1 2 9 0 120 72
Last 5 v.OAK 2-1 19.0 16 8 8 9 35 4 3.79 57
2012-09-18 OAK ND 2.0 2 1 1 2 4 0 44 50
2012-05-10 @OAK W 6.1 5 2 2 2 9 1 106 62
2011-09-15 @OAK L 5.0 7 5 5 1 8 3 91 40
2010-05-30 OAK W 5.2 2 0 0 4 14 0 113 75
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
Regular AND Postseason Totals
 Home:   52-31   Road:   38-44   ExtrInn: 4-5 
 vsRHP:  63-49   vsLHP:  27-26   1-Run:  22-27
 vsEast: 21-18   vsCntrl:43-29   vsWest: 15-21 IL:11-7 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
  3 Tue, Oct  9  @OAK  L   0-2         -               
  2 Sun, Oct  7   OAK  W   5-4         -               
  1 Sat, Oct  6   OAK  W   3-1         -               
162 Wed, Oct  3  @KCR  W   1-0       88-74  1st  3.0 up
161 Tue, Oct  2  @KCR  L   2-4       87-74  1st  3.0 up
160 Mon, Oct  1  @KCR  W   6-3       87-73  1st  3.0 up
159 Sun, Sep 30  @MIN  W   2-1       86-73  1st  3.0 up
158 Sat, Sep 29  @MIN  W   6-4       85-73  1st  2.0 up
157 Fri, Sep 28  @MIN  L   2-4       84-73  1st  1.0 up
156 Thu, Sep 27   KCR  W   5-4       84-72  1st  2.0 up

Regular Season Only
 Last 10: 8-2    Last 20:13-7    Last 30:17-13
Athletics, 94-68, 1-2 in postseason

SP: A.J. Griffin (24, RHP, 7-1, 3.06)

2012 Gamelogs / 2012 Splits / vs. DET Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2012 RegS (7-1) 82.1 74 29 28 19 64 10 3.06
Last 7 GS 4-1 37.2 41 17 16 9 29 5 3.82 50
2012-10-03 TEX ND 2.2 7 5 4 2 0 0 70 24
2012-09-28 SEA W 5.2 4 1 1 2 4 1 96 59
2012-09-23 @NYY ND 4.1 7 4 4 3 4 1 103 34
2012-09-18 @DET L 4.2 8 5 5 1 3 3 100 30
2012-09-12 @LAA W 8.0 6 0 0 0 6 0 107 76
2012-09-07 @SEA W 5.1 6 1 1 1 7 0 108 58
2012-09-01 BOS W 7.0 3 1 1 0 5 0 91 72
Last 5 v.DET 0-1 4.2 8 5 5 1 3 3 9.64 30
2012-09-18 @DET L 4.2 8 5 5 1 3 3 100 30
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
Regular AND Postseason Totals
 Home:   51-31   Road:   44-39   ExtrInn:11-5 
 vsRHP:  65-41   vsLHP:  30-29   1-Run:  25-19
 vsEast: 28-18   vsCntrl:24-20   vsWest: 33-24 IL:10-8 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
  3 Tue, Oct  9   DET  W   2-0         -               
  2 Sun, Oct  7  @DET  L   4-5         -               
  1 Sat, Oct  6  @DET  L   1-3         -               
162 Wed, Oct  3   TEX  W  12-5       94-68  1st  1.0 up
161 Tue, Oct  2   TEX  W   3-1       93-68  1st    Tied
160 Mon, Oct  1   TEX  W   4-3       92-68  2nd  1.0 gb
159 Sun, Sep 30   SEA  W   5-2       91-68  2nd  2.0 gb
158 Sat, Sep 29   SEA  W   7-4 (10)  90-68  2nd  2.5 gb
157 Fri, Sep 28   SEA  W   8-2       89-68  2nd  3.0 gb
156 Thu, Sep 27  @TEX  L   7-9       88-68  2nd  4.0 gb

Regular Season Only
 Last 10: 8-2    Last 20:12-8    Last 30:19-11
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Tue, Oct 09, 2012 OAK  2  DET  0        W:Brett Anderson , L: Anibal Sanchez , S: Grant Balfour 
Sun, Oct 07, 2012 DET  5  OAK  4        W:Al Alburquerque , L: Grant Balfour , S: none
Sat, Oct 06, 2012 DET  3  OAK  1        W:Justin Verlander , L: Jarrod Parker , S: Jose Valverde 
Thu, Sep 20, 2012 OAK 12 @DET  4        W:Pat Neshek (2-1), L: Anibal Sanchez (8-13), S: none
Wed, Sep 19, 2012 DET  6  OAK  2        W:Justin Verlander (15-8), L: Brett Anderson (4-2), S: none
Tue, Sep 18, 2012 DET 12  OAK  2        W:Darin Downs (2-1), L: A.J. Griffin (6-1), S: none
Sun, May 13, 2012 DET  3 @OAK  1        W:Justin Verlander (4-1), L: Jarrod Parker (1-1), S: Jose Valverde (7)
Sat, May 12, 2012 OAK  3  DET  1        W:Brandon McCarthy (3-3), L: Doug Fister (0-1), S: Brian Fuentes (2)
Fri, May 11, 2012 OAK 11  DET  4        W:Tommy Milone (5-2), L: Rick Porcello (3-3), S: none
Thu, May 10, 2012 DET 10 @OAK  6        W:Max Scherzer (2-3), L: Bartolo Colon (3-3), S: none

Regular and Postseason
Season Series: 2012 - DET over 6-4; 2011 - Tied 5-5; 2010 - Tied 3-3; All-Time - DET leads 993-911

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

Batter vs. Pitcher Include Regular and Postseason Totals, All Others Just Regular Season

Tigers Batters (4.48 RS/G) vs. Athletics Pitchers (3.79 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 64.Griffin
G/S/vB
50.Balfour
G/S/vB
54.Blackley*
G/S/vB
13.Blevins*
G/S/vB
48.Cook
G/S/vB
62.Doolittle*
G/S/vB
65.Figueroa*
G/S/vB
40.Neshek
G/S/vB
58.Scribner
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
13.Avila* G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 434/331 .243/.352/.384/.736 .539/.796 .700 58/.821 2/0 9/6
52.Berry* G/S/vP 3/.666 ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 1/3.000 330/269 .258/.330/.354/.684 .594/.704 .679 51/.558 21/0 2/2
24.Cabrera G/S/vP 3/3.667 12/.750 ··· 2/1.000 2/.000 1/.000 2/1.000 3/3.500 2/.000 697/502 .330/.393/.606/.999 .913/1.027 .913 108/1.043 4/1 44/13
12.Dirks* G/S/vP 2/.000 1/.000 ··· 2/2.500 3/.500 1/.000 2/1.000 1/2.000 ··· 344/261 .322/.370/.487/.857 .751/.889 .812 89/.827 1/1 8/3
28.Fielder* G/S/vP 3/1.666 2/.500 ··· 2/.000 2/.000 1/.000 1/.000 1/.000 2/.500 690/442 .313/.412/.528/.940 .808/1.017 .870 106/.982 1/0 30/11
34.Garcia G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 3/.000 1/2.000 2/.000 ··· 51/17 .319/.373/.319/.692 .745/.588 .360 42/.615 0/2 0/0
4.Infante G/S/vP 2/.500 5/1.200 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 1/2.000 1/.000 5/.400 2/1.500 588/418 .274/.300/.419/.719 .872/.656 .742 91/.680 17/3 12/18
14.Jackson G/S/vP 3/.666 3/.333 ··· 3/.666 2/.000 2/1.000 2/no AB 4/.000 2/1.500 617/432 .300/.377/.479/.856 .856/.856 .861 106/.748 12/9 16/1
32.Kelly* G/S/vP ··· 3/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 127/113 .186/.276/.248/.523 .298/.551 .488 8/.661 2/0 1/3
9.Laird G/S/vP 2/2.000 ··· ··· 4/.000 ··· 2/.000 1/.000 4/1.000 2/.500 191/82 .282/.337/.374/.710 .622/.828 .721 39/.702 0/0 2/4
27.Peralta G/S/vP 2/2.500 13/.749 ··· 5/.650 2/2.000 1/.000 ··· 11/.675 1/no AB 585/410 .239/.305/.384/.689 .692/.688 .647 97/.489 1/2 13/7
39.Santiago# G/S/vP ··· 7/.500 ··· 3/.833 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 259/194 .206/.283/.272/.555 .482/.580 .502 11/.200 1/0 2/6
29.Worth G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 1/no AB ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 90/44 .216/.330/.257/.586 .697/.472 .641 7/.762 0/0 0/1
21.Young G/S/vP 3/.000 7/.286 ··· 4/.250 3/.666 ··· ··· 3/.000 1/.000 608/419 .267/.296/.411/.707 .833/.649 .660 102/.514 0/2 18/2
IP 82.1 74.2 107.2 65.1 73.1 47.1 21.2 19.2 35.1 TOTAL .268/.335/.422/.757 .724/.771 .722 .722 59/23 163/99
ERA-K/9 3.06/7.0 2.53/8.7 4.10/5.9 2.48/7.4 2.09/9.8 3.04/11.4 3.32/5.8 1.37/7.3 2.55/7.6 3.50/7.0

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Avila (79-34-10)
 Laird (42-10-2)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 336/.236 289/.160 444/.243 261/.201 288/.166 191/.227 89/.216 77/.147 148/.221 .245  Jackson
 Kelly
 Berry
 Young
 Dirks
 Garcia
0/137/0/5
18/8/35/3
64/22/5/2
31/0/0/1
59/1/24/1
2/2/18/1
OPS .630 .495 .694 .637 .517 .611 .659 .530 .637 .684
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 172/.629 151/.476 125/.630 125/.575 136/.568 67/.794 30/.412 16/1.108 62/.834 .717
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 164/.631 138/.516 319/.719 136/.693 152/.473 124/.509 59/.798 61/.369 86/.501 .659
Home 169/.570 151/.406 215/.584 127/.781 137/.567 94/.529 57/.611 37/.253 70/.624
Last 28d days 138/.789 47/.351 48/1.012 40/.469 54/.362 55/.546 20/.666 30/.633 51/.655
HR/SB/CS 10/1/3 4/3/3 10/2/4 7/4/3 4/4/2 3/5/1 2/2/0 3/2/0 2/2/0 147/99/45
Usage ······X· o·X···oo ·······X ···o··o· o·X···oX o·X···oo ········ ···o···· ······X·
Athletics Batters (4.40 RS/G) vs. Tigers Pitchers (4.14 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 37.Scherzer
G/S/vB
62.Alburquerque
G/S/vB
53.Benoit
G/S/vB
40.Coke*
G/S/vB
20.Dotel
G/S/vB
33.Smyly*
G/S/vB
46.Valverde
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
22.Carter G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 260/151 .239/.350/.514/.864 .898/.837 .831 60/.517 0/0 16/6
52.Cespedes G/S/vP 1/no AB 2/.000 3/1.334 1/2.000 1/no AB ··· ··· 540/377 .292/.356/.505/.861 .853/.864 .937 115/.985 16/4 23/3
4.Crisp# G/S/vP 5/.800 2/.000 12/.523 6/.000 6/.334 ··· 4/.750 508/336 .259/.325/.418/.742 .674/.774 .806 70/.842 39/4 11/3
20.Donaldson G/S/vP 1/.000 1/.000 2/.000 ··· ··· ··· 2/.000 294/205 .241/.289/.398/.687 .703/.680 .649 107/.739 4/1 9/13
5.Drew* G/S/vP 4/.000 2/.000 2/.000 6/1.000 3/.333 ··· 3/1.334 327/231 .223/.309/.348/.657 .563/.697 .638 112/.730 1/2 7/8
31.Gomes G/S/vP 3/.000 ··· 7/.143 1/2.000 4/.000 ··· 2/.000 333/137 .262/.377/.491/.868 .974/.715 .764 53/.947 3/1 18/2
14.Kottaras* G/S/vP 1/.000 ··· 1/3.000 3/2.334 3/2.667 ··· 1/.000 209/173 .211/.351/.415/.766 .736/.770 .795 51/.743 0/0 9/4
37.Moss* G/S/vP 7/.762 1/.000 3/.000 1/.000 1/no AB ··· ··· 296/234 .291/.358/.596/.954 .770/1.006 .868 88/1.137 1/1 21/9
36.Norris G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 2/.000 ··· 1/no AB 232/139 .201/.276/.349/.625 .618/.630 .605 54/.621 5/1 7/5
2.Pennington# G/S/vP 9/.904 3/.666 4/.500 10/1.067 4/1.000 ··· 2/1.000 462/349 .215/.278/.311/.589 .420/.646 .536 77/.696 15/6 6/11
16.Reddick* G/S/vP 5/1.600 1/.000 3/1.666 4/1.250 1/no AB ··· 2/.000 673/434 .242/.305/.463/.768 .751/.778 .795 110/.545 11/1 32/6
17.Rosales G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 2/.000 ··· 1/.000 111/42 .222/.297/.333/.631 .558/.757 .562 26/.538 0/0 2/0
15.Smith* G/S/vP 9/.583 1/2.000 2/1.500 2/.500 4/.500 1/3.000 2/.000 441/361 .240/.333/.420/.754 .521/.805 .742 69/.573 2/2 14/2
IP 187.2 13.1 71.0 54.0 58.0 99.1 69.0 TOTAL .238/.310/.404/.714 .706/.718 .703 .755 122/32 195/111
ERA-K/9 3.74/11.1 0.68/12.2 3.68/10.6 4.00/8.5 3.57/9.6 3.99/8.5 3.78/6.3 3.77/8.3

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Donaldson (4-2-0)
 Kottaras (38-8-3)
 Norris (34-12-4)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 787/.250 53/.133 288/.228 245/.324 234/.230 416/.247 294/.229 .256  Reddick
 Cespedes
 Crisp
 Smith
 Moss
 Gomes
0/14/136/15
56/48/0/9
16/97/0/4
57/0/13/3
11/0/13/2
39/0/3/1
OPS .721 .420 .720 .854 .617 .732 .649 .716
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 436/.831 24/.345 153/.721 130/.685 89/.772 127/.671 167/.754 .738
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 351/.588 29/.484 135/.720 115/1.050 145/.523 289/.759 127/.515 .694
Road 444/.749 24/.604 121/.833 127/.902 119/.709 223/.704 142/.630
Last 28d days 99/.582 49/.456 50/.913 24/.879 37/.874 52/.516 49/.645
HR/SB/CS 23/15/9 0/1/1 14/1/1 5/5/2 3/10/3 12/8/6 3/12/1 151/131/45
Usage ······X· ··o····· ··Xo···· o·X····· o······· ······X· ···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.