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Kansas City Royals vs. Minnesota Twins, at Kauffman Stadium, July 30, 2014 Matchups, Tickets, Preview

Date:
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Start Time:
7:10ct (local), 8:10et
Venue:
Kauffman Stadium
Tickets:
Series:
Game #2 of a 3-game series
Average Temp:
90° (based on last ten years)
Twins
Manager:
Game #:
106
On This Date:
49-55
Royals
Manager:
Game #:
107
On This Date:
18-23
Season Series
Fri, Apr 11, 2014 MIN 10  KCR  1     
Sat, Apr 12, 2014 MIN  7  KCR  1     
Sun, Apr 13, 2014 MIN  4  KCR  3     
Fri, Apr 18, 2014 KCR  5  MIN  0     
Sat, Apr 19, 2014 KCR  5  MIN  4     
Sun, Apr 20, 2014 MIN  8 @KCR  3     
Mon, Jun 30, 2014 KCR  6 @MIN  1     
Tue, Jul 01, 2014 MIN 10  KCR  2     
Wed, Jul 02, 2014 KCR  4 @MIN  0     
Tue, Jul 29, 2014 MIN  2 @KCR  1     

Wed, Jul 30, 2014 MIN    @KCR  8:10pm
Thu, Jul 31, 2014 MIN    @KCR  8:10pm
Fri, Aug 15, 2014 KCR    @MIN  8:10pm
Sat, Aug 16, 2014 KCR    @MIN  7:10pm
Sun, Aug 17, 2014 KCR    @MIN  2:10pm
Mon, Aug 18, 2014 KCR    @MIN  8:10pm
Tue, Aug 26, 2014 MIN    @KCR  8:10pm
Wed, Aug 27, 2014 MIN    @KCR  8:10pm
Thu, Aug 28, 2014 MIN    @KCR  8:10pm

                         All times ET
48-57, 5th, 10 GB, 15 GB in WC / Schedule
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   24-29   Road:   24-28   ExtrInn: 4-4 
 vsRHP:  32-40   vsLHP:  16-17   1-Run:  17-15
 vsEast: 13-15   vsCntrl:21-18   vsWest:  8-15 IL: 6-9 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
105 Tue, Jul 29  @KCR  W   2-1       48-57  5th 10.0 gb
104 Sun, Jul 27   CHW  W   4-3       47-57  5th 11.0 gb
103 Sat, Jul 26   CHW  L   0-7       46-57  5th 12.0 gb
102 Fri, Jul 25   CHW  L   5-9       46-56  5th 12.0 gb
101 Thu, Jul 24   CHW  L   2-5       46-55  5th 12.0 gb
100 Wed, Jul 23   CLE  W   3-1       46-54  5th 11.0 gb
 99 Tue, Jul 22   CLE  L   2-8       45-54  5th 11.0 gb
 98 Mon, Jul 21   CLE  W   4-3       45-53  5th 11.0 gb
 97 Sun, Jul 20   TBR  L   3-5       44-53  5th 11.0 gb
 96 Sat, Jul 19   TBR  L   1-5       44-52  5th 10.0 gb
 Last 10: 4-6    Last 20:10-10   Last 30:12-18
53-52, 2nd, 5 GB, 10 GB in WC / Schedule
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   25-27   Road:   28-25   ExtrInn: 5-4 
 vsRHP:  40-37   vsLHP:  13-15   1-Run:  12-21
 vsEast: 14-12   vsCntrl:23-25   vsWest:  8-11 IL: 8-4 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
105 Tue, Jul 29   MIN  L   1-2       53-52  2nd  5.0 gb
104 Sun, Jul 27   CLE  L   3-10      53-51  2nd  5.0 gb
103 Sat, Jul 26   CLE  W   7-5       53-50  2nd  5.0 gb
102 Fri, Jul 25   CLE  W   6-4       52-50  2nd  6.0 gb
101 Thu, Jul 24   CLE  W   2-1 (14)  51-50  2nd  7.0 gb
100 Wed, Jul 23  @CHW  W   2-1       50-50  3rd  7.0 gb
 99 Tue, Jul 22  @CHW  W   7-1       49-50  3rd  7.0 gb
 98 Mon, Jul 21  @CHW  L   1-3       48-50  3rd  8.0 gb
 97 Sun, Jul 20  @BOS  L   0-6       48-49  3rd  7.0 gb
 96 Sat, Jul 19  @BOS  L   1-2       48-48  3rd  6.0 gb
 Last 10: 5-5    Last 20: 8-12   Last 30:14-16
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Tue, Jul 29, 2014 MIN  2 @KCR  1        W:Kyle Gibson (9-8), L: James Shields (9-6), S: Glen Perkins (26)
Wed, Jul 02, 2014 KCR  4 @MIN  0        W:Jason Vargas (8-3), L: Kevin Correia (4-10), S: none
Tue, Jul 01, 2014 MIN 10  KCR  2        W:Ricky Nolasco (5-6), L: James Shields (8-4), S: none
Mon, Jun 30, 2014 KCR  6 @MIN  1        W:Danny Duffy (5-7), L: Yohan Pino (0-2), S: none
Sun, Apr 20, 2014 MIN  8 @KCR  3        W:Phil Hughes (1-1), L: Yordano Ventura (1-1), S: none
Sat, Apr 19, 2014 KCR  5  MIN  4        W:Bruce Chen (1-1), L: Kevin Correia (0-2), S: Greg Holland (6)
Fri, Apr 18, 2014 KCR  5  MIN  0        W:Jason Vargas (2-0), L: Ricky Nolasco (1-2), S: none
Sun, Apr 13, 2014 MIN  4  KCR  3        W:Casey Fien (1-0), L: Aaron Crow (0-1), S: Glen Perkins (3)
Sat, Apr 12, 2014 MIN  7  KCR  1        W:Ricky Nolasco (1-1), L: James Shields (0-2), S: none
Fri, Apr 11, 2014 MIN 10  KCR  1        W:Kyle Gibson (2-0), L: Bruce Chen (0-1), S: none
Season Series: 2014 - MIN over 6-4; 2013 - KCR won 15-4; 2012 - MIN won 11-7; All-Time - MIN leads 371-334

SP: Phil Hughes (28, RHP, 10-7, 4.10)

2014 Gamelogs / 2014 Splits / vs. KCR Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2014 (10-7) 131.2 151 61 60 12 113 10 4.10
2013 (4-14) 145.2 170 91 84 42 121 24 5.19
2012 (16-13) 191.1 196 101 89 46 165 35 4.19
Last 7 GS 3-4 41.1 60 29 29 4 35 3 6.31 42
2014-07-24 CHW L 3.0 4 2 2 0 4 0 64 47
2014-07-19 TBR L 7.0 11 5 5 1 1 1 89 35
2014-07-13 @COL W 5.0 10 5 5 0 6 0 94 33
2014-07-08 @SEA W 7.1 8 0 0 0 8 0 94 70
2014-07-03 NYY L 6.1 8 7 7 1 6 2 101 34
2014-06-28 @TEX L 7.2 11 5 5 1 6 0 98 42
2014-06-22 CHW W 5.0 8 5 5 1 4 0 87 34
Last 5 v.KCR 4-1 28.1 31 16 16 6 22 6 5.08 48
2014-04-20 @KCR W 6.0 9 3 3 1 3 1 96 44
2013-07-08 KCR L 4.0 4 2 2 0 2 1 62 48
2013-05-10 @KCR W 5.2 7 6 6 2 3 2 98 32
2012-05-22 KCR W 6.0 5 2 2 2 7 1 106 59
2012-05-06 @KCR W 6.2 6 3 3 1 7 1 115 56

SP: Danny Duffy (25, LHP, 5-10, 2.47)

2014 Gamelogs / 2014 Splits / vs. MIN Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2014 (5-10) 98.1 72 31 27 34 76 8 2.47
2013 (2-0) 24.1 19 5 5 14 22 0 1.85
2012 (2-2) 27.2 26 13 12 18 28 2 3.90
Last 7 GS 1-5 44.1 34 12 10 12 34 4 2.03 60
2014-07-24 CLE ND 7.0 2 0 0 2 7 0 108 78
2014-07-19 @BOS L 6.2 6 2 1 3 2 1 97 55
2014-07-11 DET L 6.0 5 2 1 0 6 0 99 62
2014-07-06 @CLE L 6.0 10 4 4 0 6 2 100 42
2014-06-30 @MIN W 5.2 4 1 1 2 3 0 96 58
2014-06-24 LAD L 6.0 4 1 1 4 5 0 105 61
2014-06-19 @DET L 7.0 3 2 2 1 5 1 101 67
Last 5 v.MIN 2-1 21.0 22 6 6 7 20 1 2.57 54
2014-06-30 @MIN W 5.2 4 1 1 2 3 0 96 58
2013-08-28 @MIN W 6.2 5 0 0 0 7 0 103 71
2013-08-07 MIN ND 3.2 6 2 2 2 7 0 93 46
2011-06-03 MIN L 5.0 7 3 3 3 3 1 96 41
Twins Batters (4.10 RS/G) vs. Royals Pitchers (3.99 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 41.Duffy*
G/S/vB
67.Bueno*
G/S/vB
43.Crow
G/S/vB
17.Davis
G/S/vB
37.Downs*
G/S/vB
54.Frasor
G/S/vB
40.Herrera
G/S/vB
56.Holland
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
31.Arcia* G/S/vP 2/1.000 2/.000 ··· 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 2/.000 218/154 .221/.303/.385/.687 .513/.759 .543 72/.760 1/2 7/3
20.Colabello G/S/vP 5/.200 ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· 3/.333 ··· 203/136 .232/.281/.395/.676 .591/.716 .732 42/.747 0/2 6/2
2.Dozier G/S/vP 10/.700 ··· 9/.347 7/1.314 ··· 5/1.200 3/.667 6/.000 470/343 .233/.328/.422/.750 .774/.740 .715 99/.703 16/6 19/8
5.Escobar# G/S/vP ··· 2/.000 ··· ··· ··· 2/.000 4/.250 2/1.000 308/218 .268/.310/.390/.701 .737/.685 .679 71/.639 1/1 3/4
26.Fryer G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 31/22 .143/.226/.143/.369 .444/.333 .421 14/.377 0/0 0/0
1.Fuld* G/S/vP 5/.600 3/1.667 ··· 1/.000 2/.000 2/.000 ··· 1/2.000 223/167 .262/.353/.366/.719 .813/.688 .769 73/.925 13/3 2/2
9.Nunez G/S/vP 6/.666 3/.666 4/.500 3/.000 ··· 1/.000 1/.000 2/.000 130/73 .256/.279/.376/.655 .509/.775 .528 43/.372 4/2 3/4
27.Parmelee* G/S/vP 2/1.500 3/.666 3/.333 6/.533 1/.000 ··· 4/.833 5/.400 167/118 .261/.299/.376/.675 .772/.634 .722 52/.495 0/3 4/1
24.Plouffe G/S/vP 9/.222 1/3.000 11/.282 4/1.833 2/.000 7/1.000 6/1.467 7/1.429 375/269 .241/.312/.402/.714 .788/.684 .692 85/.712 1/0 7/8
39.Santana# G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 2/.000 1/.000 ··· 184/132 .318/.350/.462/.812 .874/.788 .856 41/.806 6/2 3/3
8.Suzuki G/S/vP 7/.762 1/no AB ··· 4/.500 10/.425 9/.111 4/.250 5/.200 343/244 .307/.368/.389/.758 .804/.737 .683 77/.768 0/0 2/3
16.Willingham G/S/vP 12/.083 2/.000 9/.555 9/.619 5/.000 5/1.933 7/.000 7/1.357 234/166 .222/.363/.422/.785 .852/.757 .798 76/.671 0/0 10/0
IP 98.1 22.1 45.1 44.2 32.2 33.0 45.0 38.2 TOTAL .244/.318/.370/.688 .689/.688 .672 .686 54/22 77/54
ERA-K/9 2.47/7.0 2.42/6.9 2.98/5.0 1.01/13.5 5.23/6.9 3.00/9.3 1.80/7.0 1.86/13.5 3.70/7.2

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Fryer (8-1-0)
 Suzuki (38-11-2)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 398/.202 95/.256 183/.227 175/.125 144/.240 140/.231 187/.220 151/.194 .256  Arcia
 Fuld
 Parmelee
 Escobar
 Willingham
 Colabello
 Nunez
 Santana
0/0/52/6
10/45/5/5
12/3/25/3
2/1/0/2
48/0/0/2
0/0/19/2
10/0/2/1
0/28/0/0
OPS .590 .620 .709 .359 .700 .661 .595 .527 .708
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 79/.328 46/.472 81/.758 86/.495 74/.612 56/.577 87/.666 85/.575 .701
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 319/.656 49/.766 102/.671 89/.232 70/.797 84/.715 100/.533 66/.466 .714
Home 170/.555 48/.729 89/.828 85/.437 59/.681 72/.430 93/.626 91/.570
Last 28d days 104/.640 53/.609 47/1.001 30/.381 36/.622 28/.815 36/.521 22/.340
HR/SB/CS 8/1/2 0/0/0 7/2/1 0/0/0 2/2/1 2/4/1 0/4/2 3/1/1 95/41/19
Usage ·····X·· ··X·oX·· o·X·Xo·· ···X·XoX ··oo·X·· X·X·oo·· X··oX··X ···o·XoX
Royals Batters (3.97 RS/G) vs. Twins Pitchers (4.49 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 45.Hughes
G/S/vB
61.Burton
G/S/vB
38.Darnell*
G/S/vB
21.Deduno
G/S/vB
52.Duensing*
G/S/vB
50.Fien
G/S/vB
15.Perkins*
G/S/vB
57.Pressly
G/S/vB
51.Swarzak
G/S/vB
56.Thielbar*
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
23.Aoki* G/S/vP 3/.000 1/.000 ··· 4/.250 7/.334 1/.000 3/1.334 ··· 3/.000 ··· 346/264 .265/.330/.329/.659 .796/.616 .709 54/.706 9/4 0/2
16.Butler G/S/vP 22/.983 10/.700 ··· 14/.846 26/.699 10/.844 19/.649 6/1.500 17/1.374 3/1.000 418/314 .271/.323/.366/.689 .751/.669 .780 77/.775 0/0 5/0
6.Cain G/S/vP 3/1.167 5/1.000 ··· 9/.597 2/.000 5/1.267 4/.750 3/1.667 13/.308 ··· 312/226 .297/.333/.413/.746 .792/.729 .810 77/.655 14/3 3/1
24.Colon G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 12/10 .333/.333/.667/1.000 1.000/1.000 1.000 10/1.200 0/0 0/0
1.Dyson* G/S/vP 9/.555 3/.000 ··· 3/.000 7/.453 ··· 5/.000 4/.500 4/.000 4/1.500 196/160 .274/.330/.331/.661 .572/.682 .538 56/.547 19/4 1/3
2.Escobar G/S/vP 10/1.389 13/.749 ··· 13/.879 20/.768 5/.800 7/.857 4/1.000 15/.481 4/.000 397/303 .276/.312/.374/.686 .774/.658 .726 76/.443 22/2 2/10
4.Gordon* G/S/vP 23/.681 8/1.167 ··· 14/.786 30/.678 5/.400 20/.788 4/.250 13/.693 8/1.768 415/295 .271/.352/.414/.766 .769/.764 .716 66/.691 7/2 9/1
35.Hosmer* G/S/vP 14/.607 4/1.250 ··· 14/.786 21/.733 4/1.250 12/.917 5/1.000 17/1.041 6/.500 439/305 .270/.317/.382/.699 .667/.713 .574 65/.959 3/2 6/6
18.Ibanez* G/S/vP 7/2.071 2/.000 ··· 3/.333 8/.500 3/1.666 11/1.727 2/.000 4/1.250 2/.000 235/194 .167/.255/.287/.542 .178/.619 .643 37/.502 3/2 4/1
14.Infante G/S/vP 6/.334 5/.400 ··· 10/.311 9/.444 7/1.096 5/.600 4/1.000 3/.666 2/.000 360/264 .261/.303/.365/.667 .539/.714 .601 82/.681 4/2 5/5
19.Kratz G/S/vP 3/1.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 84/42 .198/.226/.346/.572 .653/.488 .553 13/.231 0/0 3/0
8.Moustakas* G/S/vP 14/.901 9/.222 ··· 12/.167 10/1.100 5/.650 10/.400 4/.500 10/.300 2/1.000 304/255 .193/.261/.387/.648 .588/.659 .516 67/.807 0/0 13/8
13.Perez G/S/vP 8/.250 6/.334 ··· 8/1.125 3/1.666 8/1.125 9/.944 4/.000 15/.666 1/.000 389/294 .278/.319/.422/.741 .580/.789 .717 82/.602 1/0 12/4
IP 131.2 42.2 8.0 77.0 39.2 46.0 45.1 5.0 52.2 35.0 TOTAL .262/.312/.374/.686 .676/.690 .664 .678 85/21 61/60
ERA-K/9 4.10/7.7 4.43/6.7 7.88/9.0 4.32/7.0 2.27/5.9 2.35/7.0 2.78/11.1 0.00/1.8 4.10/4.8 2.83/6.7 4.30/6.2

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Kratz (13-5-1)
 Perez (34-16-4)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 543/.289 180/.235 35/.324 340/.265 160/.238 180/.226 189/.243 18/.125 220/.254 138/.244 .275  Cain
 Gordon
 Dyson
 Aoki
 Ibanez
0/55/40/7
99/0/0/6
3/65/0/3
3/0/74/3
21/0/5/0
OPS .719 .701 .814 .729 .652 .628 .648 .292 .654 .684 .737
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 269/.612 79/.648 12/.750 179/.772 72/.560 85/.746 53/.675 6/.533 106/.621 72/.752 .740
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 274/.822 101/.739 23/.850 161/.682 88/.727 95/.524 136/.637 12/.174 114/.685 66/.608 .735
Road 281/.697 81/.532 9/.000 161/.754 77/.532 93/.613 84/.521 / 91/.828 66/.716
Last 28d days 123/.840 32/.550 26/1.103 63/.721 28/.364 45/.721 43/.542 18/.292 51/.546 34/.740
HR/SB/CS 10/5/1 6/8/0 1/0/0 5/9/1 3/1/1 5/1/0 2/2/0 0/0/0 1/1/0 2/2/1 84/62/12
Usage ·····X·· ··o·X·o· ···X···· ·····X·· ····o·oX X·X·o·X· o·Xo··o· ···X·X·· ······X· ····X·o·

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.