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Tampa Bay Rays vs. Kansas City Royals, at Tropicana Field, July 9, 2014 Matchups, Tickets, Preview

Date:
Wednesday, July 9, 2014
Start Time:
7:10et (local)
Venue:
Tropicana Field
Tickets:
Series:
Game #3 of a 3-game series
Average Temp:
° (based on last ten years)
Royals
Manager:
Game #:
91
On This Date:
17-17
Rays
Manager:
Game #:
94
On This Date:
4-8
Season Series
Mon, Apr 07, 2014 KCR  4  TBR  2     
Tue, Apr 08, 2014 TBR  1 @KCR  0     
Wed, Apr 09, 2014 KCR  7  TBR  3     
Mon, Jul 07, 2014 KCR  6 @TBR  0     
Tue, Jul 08, 2014 TBR  4  KCR  3     

Wed, Jul 09, 2014 KCR    @TBR  7:10pm

                         All times ET
46-43, 2nd, 4½ GB, 6 GB in WC / Schedule
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   21-22   Road:   25-21   ExtrInn: 4-4 
 vsRHP:  34-31   vsLHP:  12-12   1-Run:   9-17
 vsEast: 13-9    vsCntrl:17-19   vsWest:  8-11 IL: 8-4 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 89 Tue, Jul  8  @TBR  L   3-4       46-43  2nd  4.5 gb
 88 Mon, Jul  7  @TBR  W   6-0       46-42  2nd  3.5 gb
 87 Sun, Jul  6  @CLE  L   1-4       45-42  2nd  4.0 gb
 86 Sat, Jul  5  @CLE  L   3-7       45-41  2nd  4.0 gb
 85 Fri, Jul  4  @CLE  W   7-1       45-40  2nd  4.0 gb
 84 Wed, Jul  2  @MIN  W   4-0       44-40  2nd  4.5 gb
 83 Tue, Jul  1  @MIN  L   2-10      43-40  2nd  4.5 gb
 82 Mon, Jun 30  @MIN  W   6-1       43-39  2nd  3.5 gb
 81 Sun, Jun 29   LAA  W   5-4       42-39  2nd  3.5 gb
 80 Sat, Jun 28   LAA  L   2-6       41-39  2nd  4.5 gb
 Last 10: 5-5    Last 20: 9-11   Last 30:18-12
42-51, 4th, 9 GB, 12 GB in WC / Schedule
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   20-26   Road:   22-25   ExtrInn: 4-3 
 vsRHP:  31-36   vsLHP:  11-15   1-Run:  15-10
 vsEast: 18-20   vsCntrl: 8-11   vsWest: 12-12 IL: 4-8 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 93 Tue, Jul  8   KCR  W   4-3       42-51  4th  9.0 gb
 92 Mon, Jul  7   KCR  L   0-6       41-51  4th  9.5 gb
 91 Sun, Jul  6  @DET  W   7-3       41-50  4th  8.5 gb
 90 Sat, Jul  5  @DET  W   7-2       40-50  5th  8.5 gb
 89 Fri, Jul  4  @DET  W   6-3       39-50  5th  9.0 gb
 88 Thu, Jul  3  @DET  L   1-8       38-50  5th  9.5 gb
 87 Wed, Jul  2  @NYY  W   6-3       38-49  5th  9.5 gb
 86 Tue, Jul  1  @NYY  W   2-1       37-49  5th  9.5 gb
 85 Mon, Jun 30  @NYY  W   4-3 (12)  36-49  5th  9.5 gb
 84 Sun, Jun 29  @BAL  W  12-7       35-49  5th 10.0 gb
 Last 10: 8-2    Last 20:14-6    Last 30:18-12
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Tue, Jul 08, 2014 TBR  4  KCR  3        W:Brad Boxberger (2-1), L: Jason Vargas (8-4), S: Jake McGee (6)
Mon, Jul 07, 2014 KCR  6 @TBR  0        W:James Shields (9-4), L: Jake Odorizzi (4-8), S: none
Wed, Apr 09, 2014 KCR  7  TBR  3        W:Jeremy Guthrie (2-0), L: Jake Odorizzi (1-1), S: none
Tue, Apr 08, 2014 TBR  1 @KCR  0        W:Joel Peralta (1-1), L: Greg Holland (0-1), S: Grant Balfour (2)
Mon, Apr 07, 2014 KCR  4  TBR  2        W:Jason Vargas (1-0), L: Matt Moore (0-2), S: Greg Holland (3)

Mon, Aug 26, 2013 KCR 11  TBR  1        W:Jeremy Guthrie (13-10), L: Jeremy Hellickson (10-8), S: none
Sun, Jun 16, 2013 KCR  5 @TBR  3        W:Wade Davis (4-5), L: Roberto Hernandez (4-7), S: Greg Holland (14)
Sat, Jun 15, 2013 TBR  5  KCR  3        W:Alex Torres (2-0), L: Jeremy Guthrie (7-4), S: Fernando Rodney (14)
Fri, Jun 14, 2013 KCR  7 @TBR  2        W:Luis Mendoza (2-3), L: Matt Moore (8-3), S: none
Thu, Jun 13, 2013 KCR 10 @TBR  1        W:Ervin Santana (5-5), L: Jeremy Hellickson (4-3), S: none
Season Series: 2014 - KCR over 3-2; 2013 - KCR won 6-1; 2012 - KCR won 4-2; All-Time - TBR leads 70-61

SP: Yordano Ventura (23, RHP, 6-7, 3.07)

2014 Gamelogs / 2014 Splits / vs. TBR Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2014 (6-7) 96.2 93 34 33 27 80 8 3.07
2013 (0-1) 15.1 13 6 6 6 11 3 3.52
Last 7 GS 4-3 42.0 47 16 16 11 24 2 3.43 52
2014-07-04 @CLE W 8.1 6 1 1 2 4 1 113 69
2014-06-28 LAA L 4.0 7 2 2 0 3 0 56 43
2014-06-22 SEA L 7.0 6 2 2 2 6 1 101 61
2014-06-17 @DET W 7.0 8 3 3 2 4 0 102 51
2014-06-11 CLE W 7.0 6 1 1 0 3 0 85 64
2014-06-05 STL W 6.0 7 2 2 2 1 0 91 49
2014-05-26 HOU L 2.2 7 5 5 3 3 0 74 24
Last 5 v.TBR 0-0 6.0 2 0 0 0 6 0 0.00 74
2014-04-08 TBR ND 6.0 2 0 0 0 6 0 95 74

SP: Alex Cobb (26, RHP, 4-6, 4.28)

2014 Gamelogs / 2014 Splits / vs. KCR Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2014 (4-6) 69.1 65 35 33 22 61 7 4.28
2013 (11-3) 143.1 120 46 44 45 134 13 2.76
2012 (11-9) 136.1 130 67 61 40 106 11 4.03
Last 7 GS 3-4 38.2 41 25 23 14 34 4 5.35 47
2014-07-04 @DET W 5.0 5 3 3 2 5 0 86 48
2014-06-29 @BAL W 5.0 8 4 3 0 3 1 82 40
2014-06-23 PIT L 5.0 6 6 6 3 2 1 91 30
2014-06-18 BAL L 7.0 4 1 0 4 6 0 111 69
2014-06-13 @HOU W 6.1 3 1 1 2 11 1 97 72
2014-06-07 SEA L 4.1 10 7 7 1 2 1 72 16
2014-06-02 @MIA L 6.0 5 3 3 2 5 0 91 53
Last 5 v.KCR 1-2 25.0 33 14 14 3 11 2 5.04 44
2013-06-15 KCR ND 4.1 4 2 2 3 3 0 78 47
2013-04-30 @KCR L 5.2 10 4 4 0 5 1 88 38
2012-06-25 @KCR L 8.0 13 8 8 0 1 1 113 25
2011-07-24 @KCR W 7.0 6 0 0 0 2 0 85 67
Royals Batters (4.12 RS/G) vs. Rays Pitchers (4.16 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 53.Cobb
G/S/vB
50.Balfour
G/S/vB
26.Boxberger
G/S/vB
58.Hellickson
G/S/vB
57.McGee*
G/S/vB
46.Oviedo
G/S/vB
62.Peralta
G/S/vB
27.Ramos*
G/S/vB
49.Yates
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
16.Butler G/S/vP 12/.432 11/.191 1/.000 17/1.519 3/.000 2/.000 5/.000 4/.500 ··· 359/270 .269/.323/.344/.667 .682/.662 .608 101/.772 0/0 2/
6.Cain G/S/vP 5/.400 2/2.000 ··· 12/.788 2/2.000 1/2.000 2/.000 1/.000 1/2.000 259/192 .322/.359/.450/.809 .880/.785 .716 98/.841 11/3 3/2
24.Colon G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 9/9 .333/.333/.778/1.111 /1.111 1.111 9/1.111 0/0 0/0
1.Dyson* G/S/vP 4/.000 3/.666 ··· 5/.400 ··· 1/2.000 ··· 3/.666 ··· 148/122 .298/.354/.351/.705 .561/.737 .794 58/.769 14/4 1/2
2.Escobar G/S/vP 8/1.071 4/1.250 ··· 15/.333 3/2.000 1/.000 3/1.333 3/1.000 1/.000 340/259 .287/.325/.395/.720 .750/.711 .683 88/.711 21/2 2/7
4.Gordon* G/S/vP 13/.641 11/.091 1/.000 17/1.092 7/1.071 2/2.500 3/.333 6/1.500 ··· 368/262 .268/.348/.425/.772 .750/.782 .771 97/.652 6/2 9/1
12.Hayes G/S/vP 2/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 40/27 .103/.125/.179/.304 .077/.407 .161 5/.650 0/0 1/0
35.Hosmer* G/S/vP 13/.975 6/.333 ··· 18/.533 7/.929 1/3.000 2/1.000 5/.000 1/.000 398/279 .259/.304/.357/.661 .616/.680 .783 111/.642 3/1 4/6
18.Ibanez* G/S/vP 11/1.091 8/.250 ··· 5/.000 ··· 9/1.000 10/.944 1/.000 ··· 212/178 .154/.245/.266/.511 .184/.573 .447 36/.516 3/2 4/0
14.Infante G/S/vP 5/.400 4/1.000 1/2.000 8/1.125 2/.000 10/1.825 10/1.112 3/2.000 ··· 292/211 .265/.307/.377/.684 .572/.726 .729 93/.837 3/1 5/4
8.Moustakas* G/S/vP 12/1.000 6/.666 1/.000 13/.404 3/.333 2/.000 4/.500 3/.666 ··· 253/216 .193/.258/.377/.635 .607/.640 .726 78/.803 0/0 10/6
13.Perez G/S/vP 9/.888 4/.500 1/.000 12/.349 4/1.500 1/.000 3/2.334 4/1.250 1/.000 329/251 .282/.328/.435/.763 .617/.805 .765 98/.809 1/0 10/3
19.Valencia G/S/vP 3/.000 2/1.000 ··· 10/.311 2/1.000 ··· 6/.334 2/.000 ··· 99/43 .293/.333/.413/.746 .903/.535 .766 23/1.043 0/0 2/1
IP 69.1 34.2 35.0 4.1 40.0 31.0 37.2 60.1 13.1 TOTAL .264/.315/.377/.691 .679/.696 .705 .755 72/19 51/49
ERA-K/9 4.28/7.9 4.93/8.8 2.57/13.4 2.08/4.2 1.58/10.6 3.48/7.5 3.82/9.8 4.18/7.0 2.03/10.2 3.85/8.7

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Hayes (5-1-1)
 Perez (25-13-4)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 293/.247 152/.206 133/.155 20/.316 151/.179 135/.222 158/.234 266/.248 56/.235 .242  Cain
 Gordon
 Dyson
 Ibanez
0/50/30/7
87/0/0/6
2/52/0/3
18/0/5/0
OPS .689 .685 .569 .666 .448 .720 .714 .704 .617 .689
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 139/.607 88/.697 59/.377 9/.444 47/.585 67/.730 93/.727 97/.638 16/.822 .668
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 154/.763 64/.668 74/.720 11/.855 104/.387 68/.709 65/.695 169/.743 40/.539 .704
Home 152/.659 89/.683 75/.694 20/.666 72/.340 84/.563 85/.687 88/.511 34/.657
Last 28d days 123/.689 37/.570 44/.485 20/.666 43/.524 44/.995 36/.728 55/.713 52/.667
HR/SB/CS 7/6/1 2/2/0 6/3/1 0/1/0 0/1/1 3/5/0 7/2/0 6/1/0 1/1/0 90/45/12
Usage ····X··· X··o···X X···X·o· X······· X·o·X··o ·X····o· o···o·X· ·····Xo· ·X···X··
Rays Batters (3.82 RS/G) vs. Royals Pitchers (3.93 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 30.Ventura
G/S/vB
67.Bueno*
G/S/vB
52.Chen*
G/S/vB
43.Crow
G/S/vB
17.Davis
G/S/vB
37.Downs*
G/S/vB
40.Herrera
G/S/vB
56.Holland
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
35.Figueroa* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 20/20 .150/.150/.200/.350 /.350 1.250 8/.000 0/0 0/1
10.Forsythe G/S/vP ··· 1/no AB ··· ··· 1/no AB 1/2.000 ··· 1/.000 197/103 .239/.289/.339/.628 .709/.556 .573 70/.917 0/0 3/1
5.Guyer G/S/vP ··· 1/2.000 ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 1/3.000 ··· 136/76 .264/.313/.364/.677 .763/.606 .658 71/.705 3/1 1/0
24.Hanigan G/S/vP ··· 1/no AB ··· 1/.000 1/.000 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 190/151 .212/.309/.327/.636 .559/.655 .811 58/.660 0/0 4/0
8.Jennings G/S/vP 2/.000 ··· 4/.000 6/.533 5/.400 3/.666 5/.900 4/1.750 384/285 .246/.335/.393/.728 .844/.690 .643 117/.782 12/6 8/0
20.Joyce* G/S/vP 2/.000 ··· 1/.000 4/.500 4/.833 6/.000 2/2.000 2/2.000 293/268 .268/.352/.428/.780 .412/.816 .781 75/.912 1/2 7/1
39.Kiermaier* G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 154/117 .278/.314/.542/.855 .509/.965 .880 99/.729 1/3 7/2
21.Loney* G/S/vP 2/.000 1/3.000 1/.000 1/.000 4/.250 2/.000 2/.000 4/1.000 380/269 .280/.332/.382/.713 .622/.752 .755 109/.665 2/0 5/3
3.Longoria G/S/vP 2/.000 1/.000 4/.833 3/.333 3/.333 13/.749 2/1.000 4/.500 404/293 .263/.339/.397/.736 .952/.657 .859 116/.786 4/0 11/6
28.Molina G/S/vP 2/.000 ··· 3/.666 ··· 7/.000 2/.000 ··· 3/.333 145/110 .184/.217/.191/.408 .617/.341 .376 40/.625 1/0 0/2
1.Rodriguez G/S/vP ··· 3/.000 6/.334 2/.500 ··· 2/.500 ··· 4/.000 150/64 .243/.291/.507/.798 .804/.786 .704 46/.917 1/0 8/1
18.Zobrist# G/S/vP 2/1.500 1/.000 13/.685 5/.400 3/1.000 11/.664 3/1.667 6/.000 348/254 .268/.349/.408/.757 .921/.697 .734 113/.893 4/3 6/7
IP 96.2 13.2 25.1 36.2 37.2 25.2 36.1 32.2 TOTAL .250/.321/.383/.704 .739/.691 .718 .769 32/19 75/43
ERA-K/9 3.07/7.4 1.98/4.6 7.11/9.2 2.45/4.9 1.19/14.3 5.61/8.4 2.23/7.7 1.93/13.8 3.66/7.3

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Hanigan (19-7-1)
 Molina (25-5-3)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 404/.249 59/.255 116/.314 142/.214 148/.117 115/.250 151/.230 129/.202 .254  Joyce
 Kiermaier
 Jennings
 Forsythe
 Rodriguez
 Guyer
 Zobrist
51/0/9/4
1/9/37/1
0/83/0/1
3/0/0/0
14/0/0/0
28/6/1/0
8/0/4/0
OPS .680 .597 .822 .591 .347 .698 .610 .558 .700
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 237/.637 31/.484 31/.689 63/.615 73/.479 58/.639 71/.662 70/.617 .700
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 167/.742 28/.732 85/.873 79/.571 75/.221 57/.758 80/.565 59/.488 .701
Road 173/.654 38/.604 43/.957 78/.531 79/.288 72/.736 77/.537 50/.517
Last 28d days 108/.704 44/.565 25/.593 25/.297 33/.316 21/.736 25/.367 30/.795
HR/SB/CS 8/0/0 0/0/0 2/4/0 3/1/0 0/0/0 1/2/1 0/2/2 3/1/1 79/30/15
Usage ····X··· X··X···X ··X····· o···o··· ·o····o· ·Xo····· ········ ······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.