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Houston Astros vs. Toronto Blue Jays, at Minute Maid Park, July 31, 2014 Matchups, Tickets, Preview

Date:
Thursday, July 31, 2014
Start Time:
7:10ct (local), 8:10et
Venue:
Minute Maid Park
Tickets:
Series:
Game #1 of a 4-game series
Average Temp:
73° (based on last ten years)
Blue Jays
Manager:
Game #:
110
On This Date:
19-13
Astros
Manager:
Game #:
109
On This Date:
20-28
Season Series
Tue, Apr 08, 2014 TOR  5  HOU  2     
Wed, Apr 09, 2014 TOR  7  HOU  3     
Thu, Apr 10, 2014 HOU  6 @TOR  4     

Thu, Jul 31, 2014 TOR    @HOU  8:10pm
Fri, Aug 01, 2014 TOR    @HOU  8:10pm
Sat, Aug 02, 2014 TOR    @HOU  7:10pm
Sun, Aug 03, 2014 TOR    @HOU  2:10pm

                         All times ET
59-50, 2nd, 2½ GB, 5½ GB in WC / Schedule
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   30-23   Road:   29-27   ExtrInn: 1-3 
 vsRHP:  45-35   vsLHP:  14-15   1-Run:   8-10
 vsEast: 26-19   vsCntrl:13-13   vsWest: 11-12 IL: 9-6 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
109 Wed, Jul 30  @BOS  W   6-1       59-50  2nd  2.5 gb
108 Tue, Jul 29  @BOS  W   4-2       58-50  2nd  2.5 gb
107 Mon, Jul 28  @BOS  W  14-1       57-50  2nd  2.5 gb
106 Sun, Jul 27  @NYY  W   5-4       56-50  2nd  3.0 gb
105 Sat, Jul 26  @NYY  W   6-4       55-50  2nd  3.0 gb
104 Fri, Jul 25  @NYY  L   4-6       54-50  3rd  4.0 gb
103 Thu, Jul 24   BOS  W   8-0       54-49  2nd  3.0 gb
102 Wed, Jul 23   BOS  W   6-4       53-49  2nd  3.0 gb
101 Tue, Jul 22   BOS  W   7-3       52-49  2nd  4.0 gb
100 Mon, Jul 21   BOS  L   1-14      51-49  2nd  4.0 gb
 Last 10: 8-2    Last 20:12-8    Last 30:15-15
44-64, 4th, 22½ GB, 20 GB in WC / Schedule
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   23-32   Road:   21-32   ExtrInn: 5-3 
 vsRHP:  30-43   vsLHP:  14-21   1-Run:  12-18
 vsEast:  9-14   vsCntrl:11-11   vsWest: 20-29 IL: 4-10

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
108 Wed, Jul 30   OAK  W   8-1       44-64  4th 22.5 gb
107 Tue, Jul 29   OAK  L   4-7       43-64  4th 23.5 gb
106 Mon, Jul 28   OAK  W   7-3       43-63  4th 22.5 gb
105 Sun, Jul 27   MIA  L   2-4       42-63  4th 23.5 gb
104 Sat, Jul 26   MIA  L   3-7       42-62  4th 22.5 gb
103 Fri, Jul 25   MIA  L   0-2       42-61  4th 21.5 gb
102 Thu, Jul 24  @OAK  L   1-13      42-60  4th 21.5 gb
101 Wed, Jul 23  @OAK  L   7-9       42-59  4th 20.5 gb
100 Tue, Jul 22  @OAK  W   3-2 (12)  42-58  4th 19.5 gb
 99 Sun, Jul 20  @CHW  W  11-7       41-58  4th 20.5 gb
 Last 10: 4-6    Last 20: 8-12   Last 30:11-19
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Thu, Apr 10, 2014 HOU  6 @TOR  4        W:Dallas Keuchel (1-1), L: R.A. Dickey (1-2), S: Anthony Bass (1)
Wed, Apr 09, 2014 TOR  7  HOU  3        W:Brandon Morrow (1-1), L: Lucas Harrell (0-2), S: none
Tue, Apr 08, 2014 TOR  5  HOU  2        W:Mark Buehrle (2-0), L: Brett Oberholtzer (0-2), S: Sergio Santos (3)

Sun, Aug 25, 2013 TOR  2 @HOU  1        W:Mark Buehrle (10-7), L: Chia-Jen Lo (0-2), S: Casey Janssen (23)
Sat, Aug 24, 2013 HOU  8  TOR  5        W:Brad Peacock (3-4), L: Chien-Ming Wang (1-2), S: Chia-Jen Lo (2)
Fri, Aug 23, 2013 HOU 12  TOR  4        W:Jordan Lyles (6-6), L: Todd Redmond (1-2), S: none
Sun, Jul 28, 2013 TOR  2  HOU  1        W:Casey Janssen (3-0), L: Jose Cisnero (2-2), S: none
Sat, Jul 27, 2013 HOU  8 @TOR  6        W:Dallas Keuchel (5-5), L: Josh Johnson (1-7), S: Jose Veras (19)
Fri, Jul 26, 2013 TOR 12  HOU  6        W:Brett Cecil (4-1), L: Paul Clemens (4-4), S: none
Thu, Jul 25, 2013 TOR  4  HOU  0        W:Mark Buehrle (6-7), L: Erik Bedard (3-8), S: none
Season Series: 2014 - TOR over 2-1; 2013 - TOR won 4-3; 2012 -  0-0; All-Time - HOU leads 9-7

SP: Drew Hutchison (23, RHP, 7-9, 4.44)

2014 Gamelogs / 2014 Splits / vs. HOU Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2014 (7-9) 119.2 119 59 59 41 109 13 4.44
2012 (5-3) 58.2 59 31 30 20 49 8 4.60
Last 7 GS 2-5 37.2 44 26 26 18 39 3 6.21 44
2014-07-26 @NYY W 6.2 5 2 2 3 7 1 89 60
2014-07-21 BOS L 2.2 9 6 6 0 2 1 68 18
2014-07-12 @TBR L 5.1 6 6 6 5 7 0 113 34
2014-07-06 @OAK L 5.2 8 3 3 2 4 0 103 43
2014-07-01 MIL W 7.0 3 1 1 2 10 0 105 75
2014-06-25 NYY L 6.0 7 4 4 2 6 1 95 46
2014-06-19 @NYY L 4.1 6 4 4 4 3 0 99 34
Has never faced HOU as starter.

SP: Jarred Cosart (24, RHP, 9-7, 4.41)

2014 Gamelogs / 2014 Splits / vs. TOR Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2014 (9-7) 116.1 119 61 57 51 75 7 4.41
2013 (1-1) 60.0 46 15 13 35 33 3 1.95
Last 7 GS 4-2 43.1 53 25 23 18 19 2 4.78 44
2014-07-26 MIA L 5.2 7 5 5 4 4 0 112 35
2014-07-20 @CHW ND 5.0 7 4 3 4 4 0 104 39
2014-07-07 @TEX W 5.0 9 6 5 2 2 1 92 27
2014-07-01 SEA L 5.2 9 6 6 4 3 0 110 26
2014-06-26 ATL W 7.0 6 1 1 2 2 0 102 61
2014-06-20 @TBR W 8.0 6 0 0 1 2 0 109 71
2014-06-14 TBR W 7.0 9 3 3 1 2 1 104 48
Last 5 v.TOR 0-0 6.0 4 1 1 5 1 0 1.50 56
2013-07-28 @TOR ND 6.0 4 1 1 5 1 0 109 56
Blue Jays Batters (4.64 RS/G) vs. Astros Pitchers (4.80 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 48.Cosart
G/S/vB
58.Buchanan
G/S/vB
56.Clemens
G/S/vB
38.Downs*
G/S/vB
35.Fields
G/S/vB
50.Qualls
G/S/vB
29.Sipp*
G/S/vB
55.Veras
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
19.Bautista G/S/vP 3/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· 2/.500 12/.750 2/5.000 1/.000 449/353 .293/.415/.512/.928 1.144/.867 .917 98/.799 5/1 20/2
53.Cabrera# G/S/vP 3/1.334 ··· ··· 1/2.000 1/3.000 4/1.167 6/.733 6/.333 484/352 .313/.362/.484/.847 .813/.859 .876 98/.979 5/2 14/2
47.Francisco* G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/2.000 ··· ··· 4/.000 ··· 2/.500 260/221 .246/.319/.526/.845 .411/.920 .812 57/.882 0/2 16/7
17.Goins* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/3.000 ··· ··· ··· 101/82 .215/.247/.301/.548 .353/.591 .468 35/.788 0/0 1/0
8.Gose* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 178/138 .247/.351/.293/.644 .575/.663 .731 49/.713 11/4 0/0
16.Johnson* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 43/31 .235/.349/.382/.731 .750/.720 .743 43/.731 0/0 1/1
66.Kawasaki* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 146/110 .287/.336/.333/.669 .597/.693 .720 74/.716 0/0 0/5
30.Navarro# G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 2/.500 5/.000 ··· 4/.500 351/252 .272/.313/.382/.696 .626/.723 .585 82/.765 1/0 7/2
28.Rasmus* G/S/vP 3/.000 ··· 1/3.000 2/.000 2/1.000 6/1.700 1/2.000 1/.000 268/204 .219/.280/.449/.729 .612/.762 .804 72/.651 3/0 14/0
14.Reimold G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 15/8 .308/.400/.538/.938 1.571/.393 .938 15/.938 0/0 0/0
7.Reyes# G/S/vP 3/.667 ··· ··· 2/1.000 2/1.000 17/.455 1/no AB 5/.650 421/298 .276/.329/.408/.737 .728/.740 .624 103/.798 19/1 8/14
22.Thole* G/S/vP 3/.333 ··· 1/no AB 2/1.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· 5/.600 101/73 .292/.370/.326/.696 .690/.698 .563 21/.862 0/3 0/0
18.Tolleson G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 141/54 .248/.317/.400/.717 .978/.295 .630 40/.750 2/1 3/2
15.Valencia G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 7/.429 1/.000 121/49 .277/.322/.375/.697 .853/.467 .665 31/.635 0/0 2/2
IP 116.1 11.1 23.2 25.2 39.2 36.2 31.2 24.0 TOTAL .264/.331/.429/.760 .705/.781 .725 .751 52/15 130/53
ERA-K/9 4.41/5.8 5.56/4.8 6.08/5.3 4.91/6.7 4.08/12.9 3.19/8.1 2.56/12.2 6.00/8.2 4.45/7.2

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Navarro (37-12-6)
 Thole (16-2-5)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 507/.267 54/.298 114/.283 111/.260 164/.221 154/.260 124/.159 114/.244 .268  Bautista
 Cabrera
 Rasmus
 Gose
 Tolleson
 Reimold
0/8/80/8
104/1/4/7
0/63/0/3
5/37/12/2
1/0/6/0
0/0/4/0
OPS .709 .760 .881 .719 .616 .657 .496 .762 .746
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 273/.718 30/.947 60/.801 61/.667 64/.670 71/.903 60/.372 43/.773 .734
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 234/.697 24/.534 54/.971 50/.783 100/.581 83/.461 64/.610 71/.751 .755
Home 239/.729 12/.167 71/.675 61/.726 78/.551 75/.704 60/.436 59/.948
Last 28d days 80/.867 26/.599 / 29/.762 44/.354 37/.902 37/.647 35/.705
HR/SB/CS 7/4/3 0/1/0 5/1/1 0/3/1 2/3/0 3/7/2 3/0/0 2/3/0 95/70/22
Usage ····X··· ···Xo··X ········ ···oo··o ·Xo··X·· ·X··o··· ·oX·o··· ·o··oX··
Astros Batters (3.88 RS/G) vs. Blue Jays Pitchers (4.25 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 36.Hutchison
G/S/vB
27.Cecil*
G/S/vB
44.Janssen
G/S/vB
62.Loup*
G/S/vB
29.McGowan
G/S/vB
58.Redmond
G/S/vB
41.Sanchez
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
27.Altuve G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 2/1.000 1/no AB 2/2.500 ··· 473/353 .342/.378/.447/.825 .998/.765 .827 97/.785 42/6 4/6
23.Carter G/S/vP ··· 6/1.500 3/.000 4/.833 1/no AB 5/.000 ··· 350/230 .212/.291/.474/.766 .872/.712 .741 80/1.116 1/1 21/2
15.Castro* G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/no AB 1/.000 1/2.000 2/.000 ··· 355/265 .227/.296/.383/.679 .661/.685 .739 64/.765 0/0 10/3
22.Corporan# G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 3/.000 ··· 136/75 .250/.296/.411/.708 .669/.740 .756 38/.694 0/0 5/3
30.Dominguez G/S/vP ··· 1/3.000 2/.000 1/.000 ··· 4/1.833 ··· 433/307 .231/.275/.362/.637 .779/.579 .658 86/.538 0/1 13/7
9.Gonzalez# G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 1/2.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 186/157 .273/.321/.401/.722 .702/.726 .686 63/.635 1/3 5/5
19.Grossman# G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 1/no AB ··· 7/.286 ··· 199/145 .195/.313/.308/.621 .480/.672 .481 66/.794 4/0 4/2
14.Guzman G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· 2/1.000 ··· 158/58 .196/.272/.266/.538 .489/.624 .618 11/.091 2/0 2/1
6.Hernandez G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 89/66 .284/.348/.420/.768 .707/.785 .824 80/.707 0/0 1/2
Hoes G/S/vP ··· 1/no AB ··· ··· ··· 3/2.000 ··· 125/55 .170/.226/.295/.520 .712/.285 .512 30/.383 0/0 3/2
18.Krauss* G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 2/2.000 ··· 150/145 .185/.267/.326/.593 1.400/.562 .509 25/.640 0/0 5/2
3.Petit G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 6/3 .333/.333/.333/.667 .667/.667 .667 6/.667 0/0 0/0
28.Singleton* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 196/141 .174/.270/.355/.625 .858/.533 .608 79/.633 1/2 8/7
IP 119.2 33.1 27.1 50.0 66.1 56.1 4.1 TOTAL .238/.307/.386/.693 .754/.669 .694 .716 80/22 118/69
ERA-K/9 4.44/8.2 3.51/11.4 2.96/5.3 2.88/7.7 4.07/6.8 2.24/7.2 2.08/4.2 4.05/7.4

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Castro (52-17-7)
 Corporan (18-5-0)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 517/.258 153/.246 110/.250 206/.191 285/.250 226/.250 15/.143 .256  Hoes
 Grossman
 Hernandez
 Carter
 Sipp
 Guzman
 Gonzalez
 Krauss
31/0/11/4
31/5/17/2
8/11/0/2
2/0/0/0
1/0/1/0
7/0/0/0
4/0/1/0
9/0/1/0
OPS .737 .669 .634 .592 .756 .660 .286 .735
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 292/.771 66/.721 53/.733 71/.455 142/.774 105/.748 7/.571 .753
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 225/.695 87/.631 57/.544 135/.665 143/.737 121/.586 8/.000 .722
Road 340/.630 77/.477 44/.568 113/.576 155/.572 95/.638 9/.500
Last 28d days 101/.839 28/.375 37/.908 44/.697 37/.735 49/.365 15/.286
HR/SB/CS 13/18/3 0/5/0 3/3/0 1/4/1 10/6/2 2/5/5 0/0/0 98/66/19
Usage ····X··· ·o·o·o·· ·X·oo··o o···X··· X····o·· ·····XX· ·o·X···X

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 2014 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

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.