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Game Preview: MIN @ CHW, 3:55pm, Saturday, September 8, 2007 @U.S. Cellular Field

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Minnesota Twins, 69-72, 3rd, 12 GB, 10 GB in WC

SP: Matt Garza (23, RHP, 3-5, 3.49)

   2007 Gamelogs / 2007 Splits / vs. CHW Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2007 (3-5)             56.2  64  28  22  20  47  5    3.49      
 2006 (3-6)             50    62  33  32  23  38  6    5.76      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         2-3  36.1  47  23  19  13  34  4    4.71   46 
 2007-08-31    KCR   L   5.1   9   8   4   2   6  0      91   30 
 2007-08-25    BAL   W   5     5   1   1   4   2  0      91   51 
 2007-08-20    SEA   L   2.1   9   7   7   0   2  4      47   13 
 2007-08-14    SEA   W   7     9   3   3   2   2  0     100   47 
 2007-08-09    KCR   L   6.2   4   1   1   0   6  0     103   68 
 2007-08-04    CLE  ND   4     6   2   2   2   5  0      93   45 
 2007-07-29    CLE  ND   6     5   1   1   3  11  0     109   66 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.CHW      1-1   8.2  13   4   4   5   9  0    4.15   46 
 2007-07-06    CHW   W   6     5   0   0   3   6  0      92   65 
 2006-09-30    CHW   L   2.2   8   4   4   2   3  0      67   27 
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   37-35   Road:   32-37   ExtrInn: 5-7 
 vsRHP:  48-50   vsLHP:  21-22   1-Run:  19-20
 vsEast: 17-17   vsCntrl:23-35   vsWest: 18-13 IL:11-7 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
141 Fri, Sep  7  @CHW  L  10-11(13)  69-72  3rd 12.0 gb
140 Wed, Sep  5   CLE  L   2-6       69-71  3rd 12.5 gb
139 Tue, Sep  4   CLE  L   5-7 (11)  69-70  3rd 11.5 gb
138 Mon, Sep  3   CLE  L   0-5       69-69  3rd 10.5 gb
137 Sun, Sep  2   KCR  L   1-8       69-68  3rd  9.5 gb
136 Sat, Sep  1   KCR  W   6-4       69-67  3rd  9.5 gb
135 Fri, Aug 31   KCR  W   5-0       68-67  3rd  9.5 gb
134 Fri, Aug 31   KCR  L   4-9       67-67  3rd  9.5 gb
133 Wed, Aug 29  @CLE  L   3-4       67-66  3rd  8.5 gb
132 Tue, Aug 28  @CLE  L   5-6       67-65  3rd  7.5 gb
 Last 10: 2-8    Last 20: 8-12   Last 30:12-18
Chicago White Sox, 60-81, 5th, 21 GB, 19 GB in WC

SP: Jose Contreras (35, RHP, 8-16, 5.86)

   2007 Gamelogs / 2007 Splits / vs. MIN Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2007 (8-16)           155   188 114 101  57  97 17    5.86      
 2006 (13-9)           196   194 101  93  55 134 20    4.27      
 2005 (15-7)           204.2 177  91  82  75 154 23    3.61      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         2-5  41.1  57  39  38  17  28  8    8.27   35 
 2007-09-02    CLE   W   6.2   4   0   0   6   5  0     110   65 
 2007-08-27    TBD   W   7     8   4   4   3   8  1     101   50 
 2007-08-22    KCR   L   6     6   4   4   1   3  0     104   46 
 2007-08-17    SEA   L   7     9   5   4   0   5  1      97   46 
 2007-07-31    NYY   L   2.2   8   7   7   1   2  3      58   15 
 2007-07-25    DET   L   4.2  12   9   9   3   3  2      95    4 
 2007-07-20    BOS   L   7.1  10  10  10   3   2  1      99   17 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.MIN      2-2  32    35  18  18  11  16  3    5.06   47 
 2007-05-28    MIN   L   5.1  10   7   7   3   4  0     114   21 
 2007-05-10    MIN   W   9     5   0   0   1   4  0      98   80 
 2006-08-26    MIN  ND   2.2   7   5   5   2   1  0      73   23 
 2006-07-25    MIN   L   7     7   4   4   2   5  2     103   50 
 2006-04-23    MIN   W   8     6   2   2   3   2  1     108   61 
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   30-37   Road:   30-44   ExtrInn: 6-7 
 vsRHP:  47-55   vsLHP:  13-26   1-Run:  14-24
 vsEast: 17-23   vsCntrl:29-25   vsWest: 10-19 IL: 4-14

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
141 Fri, Sep  7   MIN  W  11-10(13)  60-81  5th 21.0 gb
140 Thu, Sep  6  @DET  L   2-3       59-81  5th 22.0 gb
139 Wed, Sep  5  @DET  L   1-2 (11)  59-80  5th 22.0 gb
138 Tue, Sep  4  @DET  W   3-1       59-79  5th 21.0 gb
137 Sun, Sep  2  @CLE  W   8-0       58-79  5th 20.5 gb
136 Sat, Sep  1  @CLE  L   0-7       57-79  5th 21.5 gb
135 Fri, Aug 31  @CLE  L   5-8       57-78  5th 20.5 gb
134 Thu, Aug 30  @TEX  L   1-5       57-77  5th 19.5 gb
133 Wed, Aug 29  @TEX  L   4-5 (11)  57-76  5th 18.5 gb
132 Tue, Aug 28  @TEX  L   3-4       57-75  5th 17.5 gb
 Last 10: 3-7    Last 20: 6-14   Last 30: 8-22
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Fri, Sep 07, 2007 CHW 11  MIN 10 (13)   W:Heath Phillips (1-1), L: Juan Rincon (3-3), S: none
Sun, Jul 08, 2007 CHW  6  MIN  3    W:Javier Vazquez (6-5), L: Carlos Silva (6-10), S: none
Sat, Jul 07, 2007 CHW  3  MIN  1    W:Mark Buehrle (6-4), L: Boof Bonser (5-6), S: Bobby Jenks (23)
Fri, Jul 06, 2007 MIN 12 @CHW  0    W:Matt Garza (1-0), L: Gavin Floyd (0-1), S: none
Fri, Jul 06, 2007 MIN 20 @CHW 14    W:Scott Baker (3-3), L: Jon Garland (6-6), S: none
Wed, May 30, 2007 MIN  7  CHW  6    W:Joe Nathan (2-1), L: Mike MacDougal (1-2), S: none
Tue, May 29, 2007 MIN  9  CHW  2    W:Boof Bonser (4-1), L: John Danks (3-5), S: none
Mon, May 28, 2007 MIN 10  CHW  4    W:Johan Santana (6-4), L: Jose Contreras (4-5), S: none
Thu, May 10, 2007 CHW  3 @MIN  0    W:Jose Contreras (3-3), L: Carlos Silva (2-3), S: none
Wed, May 09, 2007 CHW  6 @MIN  3    W:John Danks (1-4), L: Ramon Ortiz (3-3), S: Bobby Jenks (11)
Season Series: 2007 - MIN leads 7-6; 2006 - MIN won 10-9; 2005 - CHW won 11-7; All-Time - CHW leads 1051-955

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 2007 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

Stat

Best

Middle

Worst

RS/G

NYY  5.89

BAL  4.63

WSN  3.98

RA/G

BOS  4.01

COL  4.76

TBD  5.90

BA

J. Keppinger  .356

D. Young  .293

J. LaRue  .145

OBP

B. Bonds  .483

J. Reyes  .365

J. LaRue  .241

SLG

A. Rodriguez  .651

J. Gomes  .475

N. Punto  .254

OPS

A. Rodriguez  1.069

X. Nady  .833

J. LaRue  .518

ERA

J. Peavy  2.43

J. Shields  4.01

A. Eaton  6.28

K/9IP

E. Bedard  10.93

G. Meche  6.37

S. Trachsel  2.94

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Minnesota Twins Batters (4.52 RS/G) vs. Chicago White Sox Pitchers (5.30 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 52.Contreras
G/S/vB
63.Bukvich
G/S/vB
45.Jenks
G/S/vB
57.Logan*
G/S/vB
47.MacDougal
G/S/vB
36.Myers*
G/S/vB
43.Phillips*
G/S/vB
37.Thornton*
G/S/vB
62.Wassermann
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
18.Bartlett G/S/vP 19/.816 1/.000 6/.000 1/.000 9/1.111 ··· ··· 3/1.000 ··· 489/354 .274/.346/.379/.725 .852/.675 .752 88/1.026 21/3 5/24
32.Buscher* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 42/38 .270/.357/.351/.708 .250/.751 .853 18/.978 0/0 1/3
25.Casilla# G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 170/96 .244/.279/.288/.567 .720/.450 .629 93/.567 9/1 0/7
5.Cuddyer G/S/vP 22/.473 1/.000 10/.900 3/.666 8/.661 2/.500 ··· 5/.800 ··· 531/371 .276/.354/.433/.787 .864/.753 .713 109/.703 3/0 13/4
20.Ford G/S/vP 9/.444 ··· 7/.619 1/.000 6/1.467 1/.000 ··· 3/1.167 ··· 123/78 .232/.301/.366/.667 .758/.615 .660 / 3/0 3/1
41.Heintz G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 39/28 .206/.270/.206/.476 .364/.525 .701 12/.311 0/0 0/0
48.Hunter G/S/vP 16/.393 2/.500 6/.583 3/.666 12/1.083 1/.000 ··· 5/.800 ··· 556/395 .291/.335/.527/.862 .907/.843 .849 113/.789 15/7 27/2
50.Jones* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 46/38 .186/.239/.256/.495 .375/.520 .237 18/.444 0/1 0/0
16.Kubel* G/S/vP 9/1.444 1/no AB 2/.000 1/no AB ··· 2/1.000 ··· 3/.666 ··· 389/321 .262/.322/.422/.744 .722/.748 .738 56/.949 3/0 10/1
7.Mauer* G/S/vP 23/1.004 1/.000 8/1.000 4/1.250 1/no AB 4/.250 ··· 9/.583 ··· 421/278 .294/.387/.418/.805 .643/.889 .937 62/.756 7/1 5/1
33.Morneau* G/S/vP 25/.327 ··· 11/.182 6/1.166 5/1.000 9/.444 ··· 9/.444 ··· 578/381 .280/.348/.514/.861 .703/.945 .879 112/.673 1/1 29/4
8.Punto# G/S/vP 29/.910 3/.333 3/.833 1/.000 6/1.000 1/.000 ··· 10/.929 ··· 474/317 .198/.286/.254/.539 .459/.584 .594 83/.377 15/6 1/10
55.Redmond G/S/vP 6/.533 ··· 3/.333 ··· 4/1.000 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 297/197 .295/.347/.354/.701 .853/.626 .678 64/.754 0/0 1/0
38.Rodriguez# G/S/vP 3/.666 1/.000 2/2.000 1/no AB 2/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 135/106 .223/.284/.306/.589 .468/.623 .535 17/.820 1/0 2/4
12.Tyner* G/S/vP 20/.944 1/.000 3/.000 ··· 3/.333 ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 289/227 .296/.344/.363/.707 .648/.722 .729 64/.855 8/3 1/1
24.White G/S/vP 23/.941 2/.500 3/1.334 ··· 4/.500 4/.250 ··· 1/.000 ··· 94/60 .141/.213/.247/.460 .496/.439 .639 55/.500 0/0 3/0
IP 155.0 34.2 60.0 45.0 35.0 47.1 1.2 49.2 20.0 TOTAL .267/.332/.393/.725 .718/.728 .743 98/26 102/79
ERA-K/9 5.86/5.6 4.93/4.7 2.85/8.0 4.80/5.6 6.69/9.5 3.99/4.4 5.40/0.0 4.89/8.1 2.70/5.0 4.91/6.2

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Heintz (8-0-1)
 Mauer (18-22-3)
 Redmond (23-16-0)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 710/.301 161/.254 223/.199 196/.285 172/.279 203/.275 5/.500 216/.279 80/.225 .277  Cuddyer
 Hunter
 Tyner
 Kubel
 Ford
 Jones
 White
0/0/118/18
0/134/0/5
37/13/18/3
74/0/0/2
33/11/3/1
3/0/1/0
13/0/0/0
OPS .811 .794 .501 .768 .807 .774 1.350 .809 .582 .780
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 377/.911 52/.682 94/.581 87/.580 45/.889 99/.818 2/1.000 89/.880 17/1.339 .804
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 333/.700 109/.843 129/.444 109/.917 127/.778 104/.732 3/1.667 127/.759 63/.396 .765
Home 327/.802 89/.916 111/.481 99/.804 71/.675 130/.717 / 104/.935 32/.483 .783
Last 28d days 135/.726 48/.750 31/.427 42/.924 43/.742 28/1.292 5/1.350 55/.837 43/.714
HR/SB/CS 17/22/5 5/1/0 2/5/0 5/5/1 2/5/0 5/4/2 0/0/0 4/1/1 0/2/0 157/85/18
Usage ·····X·· ·oo···X· ·X·X·o·· ·oX··X·o ··o····X ··o····o ··o····· ··Xo··X· ·ooo·o·o
Chicago White Sox Batters (4.20 RS/G) vs. Minnesota Twins Pitchers (4.49 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 21.Garza
G/S/vB
53.Blackburn
G/S/vB
56.Cali*
G/S/vB
51.DePaula
G/S/vB
54.Guerrier
G/S/vB
36.Nathan
G/S/vB
17.Neshek
G/S/vB
39.Rincon
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
8.Cintron# G/S/vP 4/.500 ··· 1/3.000 ··· 6/.334 8/1.125 2/.000 4/.000 169/151 .225/.266/.294/.560 .646/.550 .470 16/.688 1/1 2/7
23.Dye G/S/vP 2/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· 10/.600 9/1.111 3/.333 12/.440 488/357 .247/.311/.488/.799 .931/.752 .789 87/.811 2/1 26/3
17.Erstad* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· 2/1.500 7/.453 ··· 8/.000 305/220 .258/.320/.343/.663 .463/.739 .730 79/.668 7/2 3/2
27.Fields G/S/vP 4/1.750 ··· 1/3.000 ··· 3/.000 ··· ··· ··· 338/241 .235/.290/.451/.741 1.042/.622 .835 110/.774 1/1 18/9
26.Gonzalez G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 180/90 .206/.313/.284/.597 .578/.615 .718 53/.500 1/5 2/5
44.Hall G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/2.000 ··· 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 3/.000 97/52 .211/.216/.242/.459 .614/.327 .329 25/.360 0/0 0/3
14.Konerko G/S/vP 3/1.000 ··· ··· ··· 11/.000 11/.282 4/.750 20/1.650 559/403 .262/.354/.491/.845 .980/.792 .831 90/.727 0/1 27/5
55.Lucy G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 2/ .500/.500/.500/1.000 1.000/ 2/1.000 0/0 0/0
7.Owens* G/S/vP 3/1.334 ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/2.000 1/.000 305/247 .241/.301/.288/.589 .507/.608 .550 108/.631 24/6 1/2
12.Pierzynski* G/S/vP 3/.666 ··· 1/.000 ··· 11/.400 6/.334 4/1.250 5/.400 453/348 .266/.316/.410/.726 .684/.739 .685 79/.706 0/1 13/2
22.Podsednik* G/S/vP 2/.000 ··· ··· ··· 13/.321 5/.400 1/2.000 5/.800 180/121 .259/.322/.383/.705 .784/.666 .672 46/.702 11/5 2/4
1.Richar* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 120/94 .208/.288/.368/.656 .931/.586 .647 87/.664 1/2 4/3
30.Terrero G/S/vP ··· ··· 2/.500 ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 128/68 .222/.339/.370/.709 .752/.684 .662 0/ 3/3 5/1
25.Thome* G/S/vP 3/.333 ··· 1/5.000 ··· 5/.650 4/.500 ··· 9/1.378 454/308 .264/.403/.500/.903 .623/1.045 .925 95/.781 0/1 24/0
5.Uribe G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 12/.583 8/.000 4/.000 11/.500 476/347 .219/.272/.360/.633 .820/.562 .713 96/.611 1/7 16/15
IP 56.2 4.0 19.2 12.2 79.0 61.1 67.0 52.0 TOTAL .243/.316/.394/.710 .729/.704 .728 64/39 157/94
ERA-K/9 3.49/7.5 4.50/6.8 4.12/5.9 10.66/2.8 2.39/5.9 2.05/9.4 2.82/9.8 5.54/7.3 4.14/6.7

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Hall (20-2-4)
 Lucy (5-0-0)
 Pierzynski (58-16-12)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 248/.291 15/.214 89/.250 60/.313 302/.213 234/.211 259/.176 232/.282 .266  Dye
 Podsednik
 Gonzalez
 Erstad
 Terrero
 Owens
 Fields
0/0/116/9
43/0/0/2
18/10/10/2
9/44/6/2
4/36/9/2
11/64/0/1
10/0/0/0
OPS .766 .481 .754 .965 .590 .553 .564 .823 .747
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 122/.870 10/.733 43/.618 31/.867 125/.625 111/.593 104/.539 111/.960 .787
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 126/.670 5/.000 46/.890 29/1.073 177/.564 123/.518 155/.579 121/.700 .714
Road 131/.667 / 42/.945 31/1.029 132/.532 87/.560 112/.610 111/.849 .782
Last 28d days 96/.986 15/.481 53/.682 42/.654 56/.879 33/.325 52/.914 48/.602
HR/SB/CS 5/0/3 0/0/0 1/0/0 3/0/0 6/5/2 3/3/0 7/1/1 8/2/1 160/49/38
Usage ·······X ··X·o··· ···o·X·X ···X·X·X ···XX··o ···X··X· ··Xo·Xo· ···oX·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.

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