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Game Preview: TBR @ TEX, 8:05pm, Friday, April 27, 2012 @Rangers Ballpark in Arlington

Rays, 12-7, 12-7 1st, Tied

SP: James Shields (30, RHP, 3-0, 2.76)

2012 Gamelogs / 2012 Splits / vs. TEX Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2012 (3-0) 29.1 24 9 9 8 20 1 2.76
2011 (16-12) 249.1 195 83 78 65 225 26 2.82
2010 (13-15) 203.1 246 128 117 51 187 34 5.18
Last 7 GS 4-2 52.1 43 19 19 16 35 4 3.27 59
2012-04-21 MIN W 8.0 5 1 1 2 7 0 119 73
2012-04-16 @BOS W 8.1 4 0 0 2 5 0 115 78
2012-04-11 @DET W 8.0 6 2 2 1 5 0 105 66
2012-04-06 NYY ND 5.0 9 6 6 3 3 1 104 25
2011-09-26 NYY W 8.2 6 2 2 3 4 1 117 65
2011-09-21 @NYY L 7.1 6 4 4 2 7 1 120 55
2011-09-16 @BOS L 7.0 7 4 4 3 4 1 111 48
Last 5 v.TEX 3-2 38.0 29 14 10 7 30 3 2.37 63
2011-09-05 TEX W 9.0 4 1 1 2 6 0 124 79
2011-08-31 @TEX W 8.0 4 0 0 1 7 0 110 80
2010-08-18 TEX W 7.0 4 2 1 1 6 1 105 68
2010-06-05 @TEX L 7.0 10 6 3 1 4 1 106 42
2009-09-25 @TEX L 7.0 7 5 5 2 7 1 104 48
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:    8-1    Road:    4-6    ExtrInn: 0-0 
 vsRHP:   9-4    vsLHP:   3-3    1-Run:   4-1 
 vsEast:  6-4    vsCntrl: 3-3    vsWest:  3-0  IL: 0-0 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 19 Thu, Apr 26   LAA  W   4-3       12-7   1st    Tied
 18 Wed, Apr 25   LAA  W   3-2       11-7   1st    Tied
 17 Tue, Apr 24   LAA  W   5-0       10-7   1st    Tied
 16 Sun, Apr 22   MIN  W   6-2        9-7   3rd  0.5 gb
 15 Sat, Apr 21   MIN  W   4-1        8-7   3rd  1.0 gb
 14 Fri, Apr 20   MIN  L   4-5        7-7   4th  1.0 gb
 13 Thu, Apr 19  @TOR  W   9-4        7-6   2nd  1.0 gb
 12 Wed, Apr 18  @TOR  W  12-2        6-6   3rd  1.0 gb
 11 Tue, Apr 17  @TOR  L   3-7        5-6   4th  2.0 gb
 10 Mon, Apr 16  @BOS  W   1-0        5-5   3rd  1.0 gb
 Last 10: 8-2    Last 20:12-7    Last 30:12-7 
Rangers, 15-4, 15-4 1st, 5½ up

SP: Matt Harrison (26, LHP, 3-0, 1.66)

2012 Gamelogs / 2012 Splits / vs. TBR Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2012 (3-0) 21.2 17 4 4 4 13 1 1.66
2011 (14-9) 185.2 180 79 70 57 126 13 3.39
2010 (3-2) 78.1 80 45 41 39 46 10 4.71
Last 7 GS 6-0 45.1 38 11 11 10 31 2 2.18 60
2012-04-21 @DET W 7.2 6 3 3 0 6 1 120 61
2012-04-13 @MIN W 8.0 7 1 1 2 4 0 111 66
2012-04-08 CHW W 6.0 4 0 0 2 3 0 103 65
2011-09-28 @LAA ND 6.0 5 1 1 1 4 0 90 61
2011-09-23 SEA W 6.0 3 3 3 2 1 0 90 53
2011-09-18 @SEA W 6.2 6 0 0 2 9 0 116 69
2011-09-13 CLE W 5.0 7 3 3 1 4 1 94 44
Last 5 v.TBR 1-0 8.0 3 0 0 0 8 0 0.00 84
2008-08-16 TBR W 8.0 3 0 0 0 8 0 109 84
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:    7-3    Road:    8-1    ExtrInn: 1-0 
 vsRHP:  10-3    vsLHP:   5-1    1-Run:   4-3 
 vsEast:  4-1    vsCntrl: 8-2    vsWest:  3-1  IL: 0-0 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 19 Wed, Apr 25   NYY  W   7-3       15-4   1st  5.5 up
 18 Tue, Apr 24   NYY  W   2-0       14-4   1st  5.5 up
 17 Mon, Apr 23   NYY  L   4-7       13-4   1st  5.5 up
 16 Sun, Apr 22  @DET  W   3-2 (11)  13-3   1st  5.5 up
 15 Sat, Apr 21  @DET  L   2-3       12-3   1st  5.5 up
 14 Sat, Apr 21  @DET  W  10-4       12-2   1st  5.5 up
 13 Thu, Apr 19  @DET  W  10-3       11-2   1st  4.5 up
 12 Wed, Apr 18  @BOS  W   6-3       10-2   1st  3.5 up
 11 Tue, Apr 17  @BOS  W  18-3        9-2   1st  3.5 up
 10 Sun, Apr 15  @MIN  W   4-3        8-2   1st  2.5 up
 Last 10: 8-2    Last 20:15-4    Last 30:15-4 
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Wed, Sep 07, 2011 TBR  5  TEX  4 (10)   W:Jake McGee (2-1), L: Mark Lowe (2-3), S: none
Tue, Sep 06, 2011 TEX  8 @TBR  0        W:C.J. Wilson (15-6), L: Jeff Niemann (9-7), S: none
Mon, Sep 05, 2011 TBR  5  TEX  1        W:James Shields (14-10), L: Scott Feldman (1-1), S: none
Thu, Sep 01, 2011 TEX  7  TBR  2        W:C.J. Wilson (14-6), L: Jeff Niemann (9-6), S: none
Wed, Aug 31, 2011 TBR  4 @TEX  1        W:James Shields (13-10), L: Alexi Ogando (12-7), S: none
Tue, Aug 30, 2011 TEX  2  TBR  0        W:Scott Feldman (1-0), L: Jeremy Hellickson (11-10), S: Neftali Feliz (26)
Wed, Jun 01, 2011 TEX  3 @TBR  0        W:Colby Lewis (5-5), L: David Price (6-5), S: Neftali Feliz (11)
Tue, May 31, 2011 TBR  5  TEX  4        W:Joel Peralta (2-3), L: Arthur Rhodes (3-3), S: Kyle Farnsworth (10)
Mon, May 30, 2011 TEX 11 @TBR  5        W:Derek Holland (4-1), L: Wade Davis (4-5), S: none
Wed, Aug 18, 2010 TBR  8  TEX  6        W:James Shields (11-11), L: Derek Holland (2-2), S: Rafael Soriano (35)
Season Series: 2012 -  0-0; 2011 - TEX won 5-4; 2010 - TBR won 4-2; All-Time - TEX leads 73-57

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.

Rays Batters (4.63 RS/G) vs. Rangers Pitchers (2.74 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 54.Harrison*
G/S/vB
37.Adams
G/S/vB
11.Darvish
G/S/vB
39.Feldman
G/S/vB
57.Lowe
G/S/vB
36.Nathan
G/S/vB
41.Ogando
G/S/vB
46.Ross*
G/S/vB
19.Uehara
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
19.Allen* G/S/vP 3/2.333 2/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 2/.000 ··· 1/.000 195/139 .200/.277/.377/.654 .423/.752 .547 5/1.400 3/0 6/4
16.Gimenez G/S/vP 2/1.000 ··· ··· 2/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 70/51 .203/.314/.271/.585 .921/.461 .626 17/.728 0/1 1/0
8.Jennings G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 ··· 6/.334 1/5.000 ··· 2/.500 ··· 1/.000 287/197 .259/.356/.449/.805 .791/.811 .897 85/.737 20/6 10/1
9.Johnson# G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 181/91 .194/.257/.338/.595 .647/.550 .612 16/.424 6/7 4/2
20.Joyce* G/S/vP 2/.000 1/.000 ··· 7/.619 4/1.167 5/.600 4/2.500 ··· 1/5.000 522/421 .277/.347/.478/.825 .657/.866 .751 67/1.038 13/1 19/3
7.Keppinger G/S/vP 4/.000 4/.500 ··· 4/1.000 1/.000 1/2.000 1/.000 ··· ··· 400/304 .277/.300/.377/.677 .776/.645 .634 50/.547 0/1 6/5
3.Longoria G/S/vP 3/3.333 ··· ··· 15/.700 6/.666 2/.000 3/.666 ··· 10/.300 574/425 .244/.355/.495/.850 .943/.819 .887 82/.956 3/2 31/14
28.Molina G/S/vP 2/.000 1/2.000 ··· 10/.400 ··· ··· 2/.000 ··· ··· 191/129 .281/.342/.415/.757 .754/.759 .780 41/.590 2/1 3/1
23.Pena* G/S/vP 6/.333 ··· ··· 9/.917 3/1.333 9/.708 ··· ··· 5/.200 606/460 .225/.357/.462/.819 .594/.892 .855 83/.944 2/2 28/8
1.Rodriguez G/S/vP 3/.666 1/.000 ··· 9/1.389 4/.500 1/.000 2/.000 ··· 2/.000 436/269 .223/.323/.357/.679 .864/.567 .741 62/.580 11/7 8/11
30.Scott* G/S/vP 3/.333 ··· ··· 12/.633 1/.000 2/.000 ··· ··· ··· 236/196 .220/.301/.402/.703 .781/.686 .576 54/.933 1/1 9/1
2.Upton G/S/vP 3/1.667 2/.000 ··· 16/.466 7/.572 3/.667 3/1.167 ··· 9/.555 640/463 .243/.331/.429/.759 .746/.763 .841 22/.684 36/12 23/3
18.Zobrist# G/S/vP 7/.286 2/.500 ··· 12/.166 5/.200 6/2.833 3/1.167 ··· 9/.222 674/461 .269/.353/.469/.822 .907/.793 .897 80/.728 19/6 20/6
IP 185.2 73.2 32.0 45.0 44.2 169.0 65.0 TOTAL .246/.338/.427/.765 .793/.753 .718 .765 12/4 25/12
ERA-K/9 3.39/6.1 1.47/9.0 /0.0 3.94/6.2 3.80/8.4 4.84/8.7 3.51/6.7 /0.0 2.35/11.8 2.62/7.5

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Gimenez (14-6-0)
 Molina (24-12-8)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 772/.257 277/.169 / 129/.216 196/.263 191/.222 693/.234 / 243/.164 .223  Joyce
 Upton
 Jennings
 Zobrist
 Gimenez
 Scott
 Rodriguez
 Johnson
15/0/126/8
0/151/0/6
53/8/1/3
0/0/38/1
3/0/0/0
45/0/0/0
2/0/0/0
1/1/0/0
OPS .685 .496 .614 .768 .705 .649 .535 .617
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 225/.729 159/.538 / 64/.391 88/.802 97/.620 412/.709 / 124/.472 .648
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 547/.667 118/.439 / 65/.837 108/.739 94/.791 281/.560 / 119/.597 .586
Home 389/.716 142/.447 / 72/.494 112/.752 105/.601 386/.694 / 127/.564
Last 28d days 84/.579 33/.455 119/.685 24/.681 14/.286 39/.742 31/.361 30/.419 19/.789
HR/SB/CS 13/3/3 5/9/0 // 3/3/4 6/1/3 7/8/0 16/2/3 // 11/0/0 12/6/3
Usage ·····X·· ·o··o··· ··X····X ·X·····o ···X···· ·Xo·o··· ····X··o ·X··o··X ···o·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.

Rangers Batters (5.63 RS/G) vs. Rays Pitchers (4.37 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 33.Shields
G/S/vB
31.Badenhop
G/S/vB
40.Davis
G/S/vB
47.Gomes
G/S/vB
39.Howell*
G/S/vB
57.McGee*
G/S/vB
62.Peralta
G/S/vB
56.Rodney
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
1.Andrus G/S/vP 14/1.698 1/no AB 6/1.333 2/2.000 ··· 1/.000 1/.000 8/1.350 665/503 .279/.347/.361/.708 .714/.706 .674 85/.659 37/12 5/25
29.Beltre G/S/vP 32/.733 ··· 9/1.238 2/.000 10/.600 1/.000 5/.000 8/.661 525/397 .296/.331/.561/.892 1.075/.836 1.078 69/.863 1/1 32/11
17.Cruz G/S/vP 3/.666 1/4.000 2/.000 2/.000 3/.666 ··· 3/.666 10/.311 513/402 .263/.312/.509/.821 1.096/.747 .953 81/.718 9/5 29/6
23.Gentry G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 153/74 .271/.347/.346/.693 .735/.648 .862 26/.628 18/0 1/2
14.Gonzalez G/S/vP 3/1.667 6/.500 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 267/189 .215/.256/.283/.539 .655/.493 .534 13/.846 1/2 1/4
32.Hamilton* G/S/vP 17/.489 ··· 5/3.050 1/.000 8/.875 ··· 2/.000 7/1.238 538/383 .298/.346/.536/.882 .825/.904 .912 86/1.170 8/1 25/5
5.Kinsler G/S/vP 24/.583 ··· 2/.000 1/5.000 4/.500 1/no AB 3/2.667 11/.989 723/534 .255/.355/.477/.832 .880/.815 .933 91/1.016 30/4 32/11
18.Moreland* G/S/vP 9/.333 1/no AB 2/2.000 1/5.000 2/1.000 3/.000 1/.000 3/1.167 512/390 .259/.320/.414/.733 .577/.783 .741 44/.606 2/2 16/5
7.Murphy* G/S/vP 15/.343 ··· 5/.400 1/.000 3/.666 3/1.334 3/1.666 7/.900 440/322 .275/.328/.401/.729 .507/.809 .783 53/.815 11/6 11/4
25.Napoli G/S/vP 15/.667 ··· 5/1.400 1/.000 ··· 2/2.500 3/1.666 4/1.000 432/297 .320/.414/.631/1.046 1.049/1.044 1.011 68/.997 4/2 30/3
21.Snyder G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/no AB ··· 17/6 .231/.412/.308/.719 .764/.500 .719 13/.801 0/0 0/1
8.Torrealba G/S/vP 6/.000 2/1.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 1/2.000 2/.000 1/no AB 419/294 .273/.306/.399/.705 .612/.744 .827 42/.590 0/2 7/9
10.Young G/S/vP 21/.788 1/2.000 6/1.000 2/1.000 10/.633 1/.000 7/.453 17/.607 689/520 .338/.380/.474/.854 .902/.838 .931 76/.861 6/2 11/8
IP 249.1 63.2 184.0 37.0 30.2 28.0 67.2 32.0 TOTAL .295/.354/.493/.847 .868/.835 .766 .847 13/6 31/7
ERA-K/9 2.82/8.1 4.10/7.2 4.45/5.1 2.92/7.8 6.16/7.6 4.50/8.7 2.93/8.1 4.50/7.3 4.20/6.8

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Napoli (21-12-1)
 Torrealba (56-27-7)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 975/.217 276/.265 795/.267 160/.246 138/.259 124/.270 256/.188 150/.224 .250  Cruz
 Murphy
 Hamilton
 Moreland
 Gentry
18/0/109/6
78/13/32/5
85/35/0/5
0/0/34/0
2/55/7/0
OPS .623 .689 .771 .656 .770 .801 .586 .672 .711
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 523/.602 109/.706 384/.779 65/.778 68/.581 65/.510 118/.435 71/.766 .716
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 452/.648 167/.677 411/.765 95/.575 70/.978 59/1.143 138/.718 79/.588 .707
Road 455/.648 140/.641 377/.869 68/.871 78/.869 58/.620 137/.780 72/.733
Last 28d days 118/.566 39/.848 37/.548 11/.705 21/.802 17/.899 33/.899 31/.268
HR/SB/CS 26/6/5 1/2/1 23/2/4 3/3/1 5/5/1 5/4/0 7/5/2 1/5/0 16/9/4
Usage ·····X·· X·····Xo ·o··X··· o·····o· ·······X ····o··o oX··o·oo ·X··oo·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.