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Game Preview: CHW @ KCR, 8:10pm, Friday, May 29, 2009 @Kauffman Stadium

WhiteSox, 21-25, 4th, 5 GB, 5½ GB in WC

SP: Clayton Richard (25, LHP, 1-0, 3.55)

2009 Gamelogs / 2009 Splits / vs. KCR Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2009 (1-0) 33.0 36 14 13 14 23 3 3.55
2008 (2-5) 47.2 61 37 32 13 29 5 6.04
Last 7 GS 2-3 37.0 36 20 18 15 25 3 4.38 49
2009-05-23 PIT W 6.0 4 0 0 3 8 0 107 69
2009-05-18 @TOR ND 7.0 3 2 1 3 3 1 94 65
2009-05-12 @CLE ND 3.1 6 4 4 3 2 0 79 31
2008-09-17 @NYY L 6.2 5 2 2 2 5 0 88 59
2008-09-09 TOR L 4.0 5 5 5 1 1 2 53 32
2008-09-01 @CLE L 4.0 7 4 3 2 2 0 82 34
2008-08-25 @BAL W 6.0 6 3 3 1 4 0 88 51
Last 5 v.KCR 0-1 4.1 11 9 6 1 1 2 12.46 11
2008-08-03 @KCR L 4.1 11 9 6 1 1 2 93 11
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   12-10   Road:    9-15   ExtrInn: 0-1 
 vsRHP:  13-20   vsLHP:   8-5    1-Run:   4-7 
 vsEast:  5-9    vsCntrl: 8-9    vsWest:  6-6  IL: 2-1 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 46 Wed, May 27  @LAA  L   1-3       21-25  4th  5.5 gb
 45 Tue, May 26  @LAA  W   4-2       21-24  4th  4.5 gb
 44 Mon, May 25  @LAA  W  17-3       20-24  4th  5.5 gb
 43 Sun, May 24   PIT  L   3-4       19-24  4th  5.5 gb
 42 Sat, May 23   PIT  W   4-0       19-23  4th  5.5 gb
 41 Fri, May 22   PIT  W   2-0       18-23  4th  6.5 gb
 40 Thu, May 21   MIN  L   1-20      17-23  4th  6.5 gb
 39 Wed, May 20   MIN  W   7-4       17-22  3rd  5.5 gb
 38 Tue, May 19   MIN  W   6-2       16-22  4th  5.5 gb
 37 Mon, May 18  @TOR  L   2-3       15-22  4th  5.5 gb
 Last 10: 6-4    Last 20: 9-11   Last 30:13-17
Royals, 23-24, 2nd, 3½ GB, 4 GB in WC

SP: Brian Bannister (28, RHP, 4-1, 2.79)

2009 Gamelogs / 2009 Splits / vs. CHW Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2009 (4-1) 42.0 39 16 13 15 25 2 2.79
2008 (9-16) 182.2 215 127 117 58 113 29 5.76
2007 (12-9) 165.0 156 76 71 44 77 15 3.87
Last 7 GS 4-1 42.0 39 16 13 15 25 2 2.79 54
2009-05-24 @STL W 6.0 7 2 2 2 4 0 99 52
2009-05-19 CLE ND 6.0 9 5 5 1 4 1 87 37
2009-05-13 @OAK L 5.2 5 2 2 1 3 0 86 53
2009-05-07 SEA W 6.0 5 0 0 1 7 0 105 68
2009-05-02 @MIN ND 5.1 8 6 3 2 4 1 94 36
2009-04-27 TOR W 7.0 1 1 1 6 2 0 103 67
2009-04-22 @CLE W 6.0 4 0 0 2 1 0 94 63
Last 5 v.CHW 0-2 22.1 28 26 26 9 19 8 10.48 36
2008-09-19 CHW L 5.0 8 7 7 2 1 2 93 22
2008-08-12 @CHW L 7.0 4 4 4 2 7 3 106 58
2008-07-20 @CHW ND 3.0 8 5 5 1 4 1 77 26
2008-07-09 CHW ND 6.2 4 5 5 3 6 2 106 49
2007-09-25 @CHW ND 0.2 4 5 5 1 1 0 44 24
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   15-12   Road:    8-12   ExtrInn: 2-0 
 vsRHP:  14-16   vsLHP:   9-8    1-Run:   4-8 
 vsEast:  6-5    vsCntrl:12-11   vsWest:  4-6  IL: 1-2 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 47 Wed, May 27   DET  L   3-8       23-24  3rd  4.0 gb
 46 Tue, May 26   DET  W   6-1       23-23  2nd  3.0 gb
 45 Mon, May 25   DET  L   1-13      22-23  2nd  4.0 gb
 44 Sun, May 24  @STL  W   3-2       22-22  2nd  3.0 gb
 43 Sat, May 23  @STL  L   0-5       21-22  2nd  4.0 gb
 42 Fri, May 22  @STL  L   0-5       21-21  2nd  4.0 gb
 41 Thu, May 21   CLE  L   3-8       21-20  2nd  3.0 gb
 40 Wed, May 20   CLE  L   5-6       21-19  2nd  2.0 gb
 39 Tue, May 19   CLE  W   6-5       21-18  2nd  1.0 gb
 38 Sun, May 17   BAL  W   7-4       20-18  2nd  1.0 gb
 Last 10: 4-6    Last 20: 7-13   Last 30:14-16
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Tue, May 05, 2009 KCR  8  CHW  7 (11)   W:Juan Cruz (2-0), L: Lance Broadway (0-1), S: none
Mon, May 04, 2009 KCR  3  CHW  0        W:Zack Greinke (6-0), L: Bartolo Colon (2-2), S: none
Thu, Apr 09, 2009 KCR  2 @CHW  1        W:Ron Mahay (1-0), L: Bobby Jenks (0-1), S: Joakim Soria (2)
Wed, Apr 08, 2009 KCR  2 @CHW  0        W:Zack Greinke (1-0), L: Gavin Floyd (0-1), S: Joakim Soria (1)
Tue, Apr 07, 2009 CHW  4  KCR  2        W:Octavio Dotel (1-0), L: Kyle Farnsworth (0-1), S: Bobby Jenks (1)

Sun, Sep 21, 2008 CHW  3 @KCR  0        W:John Danks (11-8), L: Brandon Duckworth (3-2), S: Bobby Jenks (29)
Sat, Sep 20, 2008 KCR  5  CHW  2        W:Kyle Davies (8-7), L: Gavin Floyd (16-8), S: Joakim Soria (41)
Fri, Sep 19, 2008 CHW  9 @KCR  4        W:Mark Buehrle (14-11), L: Brian Bannister (8-16), S: none
Thu, Aug 14, 2008 CHW  9  KCR  2        W:Lance Broadway (1-0), L: Kyle Davies (5-4), S: none
Wed, Aug 13, 2008 CHW  4  KCR  0        W:Mark Buehrle (10-10), L: Luke Hochevar (6-11), S: none
Season Series: 2009 - KCR leads 4-1; 2008 - CHW won 12-6; 2007 - CHW won 12-6; All-Time - CHW leads 317-278

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 2009 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

LAD  5.67

MIL  4.64

SEA  3.75

RA/G

LAD  3.86

CHW  4.72

WSN  6.17

BA

C. Beltran  .367

C. Pena  .239

B. Giles  .190

OBP

C. Beltran  .460

C. Ross  .311

A. Beltre  .245

SLG

R. Ibanez  .707

J. Francoeur  .346

B. Upton  .282

OPS

R. Ibanez  1.109

W. Taveras  .675

A. Beltre  .562

ERA

Z. Greinke  .84

R. Ohlendorf  4.20

A. Sonnanstine  7.66

K/9IP

J. Verlander  12.09

A. Galarraga  6.50

M. Pelfrey  3.19

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WhiteSox Batters (4.11 RS/G) vs. Royals Pitchers (4.43 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 19.Bannister
G/S/vB
49.Bale*
G/S/vB
56.Colon
G/S/vB
37.Cruz
G/S/vB
40.Farnsworth
G/S/vB
32.Mahay*
G/S/vB
52.Ramirez*
G/S/vB
34.Wright
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
32.Anderson G/S/vP 2/.000 ··· 2/.000 ··· 2/1.000 4/1.750 2/.000 ··· 93/64 .274/.344/.333/.677 .476/.765 .623 33/.616 2/3 1/1
15.Betemit# G/S/vP 7/.929 3/.666 ··· 2/.500 1/2.000 1/.000 3/2.500 6/.733 46/31 .214/.283/.333/.616 .695/.576 .641 21/.405 0/0 0/4
23.Dye G/S/vP 20/.774 2/2.000 1/.000 2/.000 14/.643 14/.714 6/1.000 11/.673 171/128 .276/.333/.538/.872 .726/.914 .909 83/.859 0/2 12/1
7.Fields G/S/vP 10/.400 2/.000 ··· 1/.000 1/2.000 2/.500 ··· 2/1.000 168/121 .229/.293/.314/.607 .537/.629 .639 78/.474 1/3 2/6
17.Getz* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 1/2.000 2/.000 ··· 1/.000 139/113 .246/.309/.310/.619 .644/.613 .597 81/.463 4/1 0/2
14.Konerko G/S/vP 24/.450 1/.000 1/.000 7/.286 12/2.334 9/.583 2/.000 15/.421 183/133 .309/.361/.509/.870 1.076/.794 .929 94/.880 0/0 7/0
44.Miller G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 7/1.071 2/.000 1/.000 ··· 3/.333 42/24 .205/.262/.282/.544 .918/.258 .523 24/.375 0/0 0/0
5.Nix G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 1/no AB ··· ··· ··· ··· 50/20 .209/.300/.512/.812 .910/.662 .875 50/.812 2/0 4/0
12.Pierzynski* G/S/vP 17/1.225 2/1.000 2/2.000 3/.333 9/2.042 10/1.100 6/.733 12/.733 141/108 .274/.305/.407/.712 .525/.770 .862 71/.780 1/0 4/2
22.Podsednik* G/S/vP 7/.572 4/.000 2/.000 13/1.007 9/.000 4/1.000 8/.453 1/.000 92/60 .282/.326/.341/.667 .793/.598 .785 88/.652 3/3 0/2
20.Quentin G/S/vP 5/2.400 ··· ··· ··· 3/.333 3/.333 2/.000 7/.858 151/115 .229/.325/.458/.783 .672/.816 .813 56/.515 1/0 8/1
10.Ramirez G/S/vP 10/1.600 ··· ··· 2/.000 2/2.500 2/.000 3/.666 2/.000 165/120 .240/.293/.333/.626 .907/.523 .553 84/.720 9/1 3/3
25.Thome* G/S/vP 21/1.476 3/.333 2/1.500 1/no AB 5/2.100 11/1.205 14/.297 10/.543 151/116 .252/.391/.504/.895 1.153/.815 1.063 84/.999 0/0 8/
IP 42.0 1.1 2.1 21.0 17.0 16.2 18.1 23.1 TOTAL .250/.319/.395/.714 .766/.695 .763 .686 28/15 49/29
ERA-K/9 2.79/5.4 0.00/13.8 0.00/11.7 3.00/5.6 3.71/9.0 4.32/9.2 7.36/5.4 3.86/6.6 3.95/7.2

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 178/.247 4/.000 9/.125 83/.155 69/.231 84/.333 88/.325 100/.303 .261
OPS .639 .000 .347 .531 .614 .951 .948 .801 .709
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 93/.714 1/.000 2/.000 39/.635 30/.486 36/.748 46/.644 43/.735 .689
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 85/.559 3/.000 7/.452 44/.435 39/.712 48/1.116 42/1.300 57/.850 .728
Home 77/.606 / 9/.347 49/.489 42/.463 48/.931 47/1.030 65/.844
Last 28d days 126/.748 4/.000 9/.347 45/.554 35/.286 55/1.010 41/.841 53/1.003
HR/SB/CS 2/3/0 0/0/0 0/0/0 1/1/1 2/1/1 2/0/0 3/1/0 2/1/1 29/36/6
Usage ····X··· ····o··· ·o·X···· ·o··o··X ·o····oo ···X·X·o ·o··X·Xo ···X···o
Royals Batters (4.26 RS/G) vs. WhiteSox Pitchers (4.72 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 54.Richard*
G/S/vB
41.Broadway
G/S/vB
53.Carrasco
G/S/vB
26.Dotel
G/S/vB
39.Gobble*
G/S/vB
45.Jenks
G/S/vB
71.Linebrink
G/S/vB
37.Thornton*
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
8.Bloomquist G/S/vP ··· 1/2.000 8/1.167 3/.333 3/.000 3/.000 3/.666 2/1.000 99/46 .298/.371/.405/.776 .918/.614 .640 56/.714 8/1 1/2
14.Buck G/S/vP ··· 5/.400 3/.333 5/.200 ··· 10/.800 1/.000 6/.167 97/73 .226/.313/.452/.765 .673/.796 1.037 50/.498 0/0 3/4
16.Butler G/S/vP 4/1.000 6/.167 2/.500 3/1.000 ··· 5/.400 2/.000 3/.000 176/109 .283/.352/.428/.780 .855/.738 .943 95/.792 0/0 3/1
13.Callaspo# G/S/vP 1/.000 1/no AB 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 3/1.667 4/.000 2/3.000 175/121 .306/.360/.456/.816 .944/.754 .858 97/.698 0/0 2/3
2.Crisp# G/S/vP 3/.000 1/.000 12/.432 6/.334 12/.550 4/1.666 6/1.133 8/.775 195/124 .233/.344/.399/.743 .691/.774 .713 91/.634 11/2 3/3
9.DeJesus* G/S/vP 2/1.000 3/.333 2/1.000 5/.400 ··· 11/.909 2/.000 13/.481 186/119 .244/.293/.393/.686 .407/.849 .812 100/.713 1/1 3/0
11.Guillen G/S/vP 5/1.850 3/.666 2/2.000 14/.729 1/4.000 5/.000 5/.400 6/.000 140/94 .288/.400/.432/.832 .855/.820 .929 99/.844 1/0 4/1
46.Hernandez# G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/2.000 ··· 2/.000 17/13 .200/.250/.200/.450 .500/.432 .558 17/.450 0/0 0/0
7.Hulett* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 2/2 .000/.000/.000/.000 /.000 .000 2/.000 0/0 0/0
17.Jacobs* G/S/vP 2/.000 1/.000 1/.000 2/.500 1/.000 ··· 3/.666 2/.000 166/112 .257/.337/.493/.831 .576/.959 .832 83/.908 0/0 9/2
35.Maier* G/S/vP 2/2.000 4/2.000 2/.000 ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 1/.000 49/40 .293/.396/.390/.786 1.339/.674 .882 26/.962 2/1 0/0
21.Olivo G/S/vP 5/1.000 ··· 7/.143 10/.200 3/.000 3/.000 7/.858 2/2.500 103/55 .235/.265/.388/.652 .754/.564 .511 53/.776 1/1 3/1
24.Teahen* G/S/vP 6/.000 7/.000 1/.000 2/.000 ··· 10/.000 3/.333 14/.891 187/117 .274/.348/.446/.794 .721/.839 .832 91/.747 1/0 6/3
IP 33.0 16.0 31.2 15.1 4.1 16.0 17.0 18.1 TOTAL .254/.327/.407/.735 .725/.740 .778 .717 27/6 39/30
ERA-K/9 3.55/6.3 5.06/5.1 2.56/5.4 1.17/10.0 14.54/10.5 3.38/7.9 2.12/9.0 1.96/12.3 4.41/6.9

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 144/.279 76/.288 134/.274 65/.170 21/.350 69/.234 73/.265 77/.235 .273
OPS .774 .702 .684 .580 1.081 .727 .697 .678 .760
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 49/.662 37/.820 62/.791 17/.873 7/.952 35/.828 33/.655 33/.412 .808
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 95/.833 39/.593 72/.596 48/.480 14/1.143 34/.622 40/.725 44/.883 .727
Road 84/.765 34/.442 73/.604 34/.667 12/.333 24/.683 37/.837 45/.949
Last 28d days 92/.659 63/.667 72/.640 30/.693 21/1.081 31/.856 36/.758 43/.569
HR/SB/CS 3/0/1 0/1/0 1/1/0 1/8/0 2/0/0 3/4/0 1/4/0 1/0/2 42/41/4
Usage ·····X·· ·······X ···X···X ····XX·· ···o···X ····X·o· ··o··X·· ··X··o··

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.