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Game Preview: CHW @ MIN, 8:10pm, Tuesday, September 1, 2009 @Hubert H Humphrey Metrodome

WhiteSox, 64-68, 3rd, 6 GB, 13 GB in WC

SP: John Danks (24, LHP, 12-8, 3.82)

2009 Gamelogs / 2009 Splits / vs. MIN Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2009 (12-8) 153.1 143 70 65 58 125 18 3.82
2008 (12-9) 195.0 182 74 72 57 159 15 3.32
2007 (6-13) 139.0 160 92 85 54 109 28 5.50
Last 7 GS 4-2 47.0 46 21 18 18 33 6 3.45 53
2009-08-27 @BOS W 6.0 6 2 2 1 6 2 108 57
2009-08-22 BAL W 6.1 3 1 1 6 3 0 99 60
2009-08-16 @OAK ND 7.1 8 2 2 1 3 0 91 56
2009-08-11 @SEA W 8.0 7 1 1 1 8 0 99 71
2009-08-06 LAA L 6.1 9 7 6 3 5 3 109 31
2009-08-01 NYY W 6.0 7 4 4 4 5 0 98 43
2009-07-27 @MIN L 7.0 6 4 2 2 3 1 107 54
Last 5 v.MIN 2-1 32.1 25 16 12 15 22 3 3.34 54
2009-07-27 @MIN L 7.0 6 4 2 2 3 1 107 54
2009-07-10 @MIN ND 5.2 4 4 4 5 4 0 114 44
2009-05-20 MIN W 5.2 5 4 2 3 7 1 111 51
2008-09-30 MIN W 8.0 2 0 0 3 4 0 103 79
2008-07-31 @MIN ND 6.0 8 4 4 2 4 1 102 42
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   36-30   Road:   28-38   ExtrInn: 2-5 
 vsRHP:  42-50   vsLHP:  22-18   1-Run:  16-23
 vsEast: 15-20   vsCntrl:26-29   vsWest: 12-13 IL:11-6 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
132 Mon, Aug 31  @MIN  L   1-4       64-68  3rd  6.0 gb
131 Sun, Aug 30  @NYY  L   3-8       64-67  3rd  6.0 gb
130 Sat, Aug 29  @NYY  L   0-10      64-66  3rd  5.0 gb
129 Fri, Aug 28  @NYY  L   2-5 (10)  64-65  3rd  5.0 gb
128 Thu, Aug 27  @BOS  W   9-5       64-64  2nd  4.0 gb
127 Wed, Aug 26  @BOS  L   2-3       63-64  2nd  4.5 gb
126 Tue, Aug 25  @BOS  L   3-6       63-63  2nd  4.5 gb
125 Mon, Aug 24  @BOS  L   8-12      63-62  2nd  3.5 gb
124 Sun, Aug 23   BAL  L   4-5       63-61  2nd  2.5 gb
123 Sat, Aug 22   BAL  W   4-1       63-60  2nd  2.5 gb
 Last 10: 2-8    Last 20: 7-13   Last 30:13-17
Twins, 66-65, 2nd, 3½ GB, 10½ GB in WC

SP: Jeff Manship (24, RHP, 0-0, 5.14)

2009 Gamelogs / 2009 Splits / vs. CHW Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2009 (0-0) 7.0 9 4 4 3 3 0 5.14
Last 7 GS
Has never faced CHW.
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   38-29   Road:   28-36   ExtrInn: 5-7 
 vsRHP:  47-40   vsLHP:  19-25   1-Run:  19-18
 vsEast:  8-20   vsCntrl:28-20   vsWest: 18-19 IL:12-6 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
131 Mon, Aug 31   CHW  W   4-1       66-65  2nd  3.5 gb
130 Sun, Aug 30   TEX  W   5-3       65-65  2nd  4.5 gb
129 Sat, Aug 29   TEX  L   0-3       64-65  2nd  4.5 gb
128 Fri, Aug 28   TEX  W   3-2       64-64  2nd  4.5 gb
127 Wed, Aug 26   BAL  L   1-5       63-64  2nd  4.5 gb
126 Tue, Aug 25   BAL  W   7-6       63-63  2nd  4.5 gb
125 Mon, Aug 24   BAL  W   2-1       62-63  3rd  4.5 gb
124 Sun, Aug 23  @KCR  W  10-3       61-63  3rd  4.5 gb
123 Sat, Aug 22  @KCR  W   8-7       60-63  3rd  5.5 gb
122 Fri, Aug 21  @KCR  W   5-4 (10)  59-63  3rd  6.5 gb
 Last 10: 8-2    Last 20:12-8    Last 30:15-15
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Wed, Jul 29, 2009 MIN  3  CHW  2        W:Jesse Crain (3-4), L: Jose Contreras (4-10), S: Joe Nathan (29)
Tue, Jul 28, 2009 MIN  5  CHW  3        W:Jose Mijares (1-2), L: Mark Buehrle (11-4), S: Joe Nathan (28)
Mon, Jul 27, 2009 MIN  4  CHW  3        W:Glen Perkins (6-6), L: John Danks (8-7), S: Joe Nathan (27)
Sun, Jul 12, 2009 MIN 13  CHW  7        W:Scott Baker (7-7), L: Mark Buehrle (9-3), S: none
Sat, Jul 11, 2009 CHW  8 @MIN  7        W:Gavin Floyd (7-6), L: Glen Perkins (4-5), S: Bobby Jenks (20)
Fri, Jul 10, 2009 MIN  6  CHW  4        W:Nick Blackburn (8-4), L: Octavio Dotel (1-3), S: Joe Nathan (23)
Thu, May 21, 2009 MIN 20 @CHW  1        W:Nick Blackburn (3-2), L: Bartolo Colon (2-4), S: none
Wed, May 20, 2009 CHW  7  MIN  4        W:John Danks (3-3), L: Francisco Liriano (2-5), S: Bobby Jenks (9)
Tue, May 19, 2009 CHW  6  MIN  2        W:Mark Buehrle (6-1), L: Scott Baker (1-5), S: none
Sun, Apr 12, 2009 CHW  6  MIN  1        W:Mark Buehrle (1-0), L: Nick Blackburn (0-1), S: Bobby Jenks (2)
Season Series: 2009 - MIN leads 8-5; 2008 - MIN won 10-9; 2007 - Tied 9-9; All-Time - CHW leads 1068-975

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

LAA  5.71

DET  4.57

SDP  3.89

RA/G

LAD  3.79

NYM  4.68

WSN  5.44

BA

J. Mauer  .367

A. Callaspo  .290

B. Schneider  .189

OBP

A. Pujols  .443

F. Lewis  .360

R. Cedeno  .245

SLG

A. Pujols  .669

M. Byrd  .478

A. Casilla  .255

OPS

A. Pujols  1.112

N. Swisher  .837

A. Casilla  .537

ERA

C. Carpenter  2.20

C. Zambrano  3.91

B. Penny  5.61

K/9IP

T. Lincecum  10.34

R. Romero  6.85

J. Lannan  3.68

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WhiteSox Batters (4.55 RS/G) vs. Twins Pitchers (4.87 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 49.Manship
G/S/vB
30.Baker
G/S/vB
53.Blackburn
G/S/vB
28.Crain
G/S/vB
52.Duensing*
G/S/vB
54.Guerrier
G/S/vB
44.Keppel
G/S/vB
37.Mahay*
G/S/vB
50.Mijares*
G/S/vB
36.Nathan
G/S/vB
48.Pavano
G/S/vB
60.Rauch
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
15.Beckham G/S/vP ··· 5/.400 3/.666 1/2.000 3/1.000 1/2.000 1/2.000 1/.000 2/1.000 3/.666 5/.800 ··· 320/235 .271/.348/.436/.784 .966/.716 .916 113/.641 6/4 8/12
27.Castro G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· 2/.000 1/.000 1/2.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 3/.000 151/99 .222/.305/.400/.705 .752/.681 .801 17/.794 0/0 6/5
23.Dye G/S/vP ··· 25/.758 27/.619 15/.138 3/.666 17/.945 1/.000 14/.714 ··· 16/1.207 6/.666 3/.000 487/362 .262/.343/.480/.823 .863/.809 .838 88/.532 0/2 25/5
14.Konerko G/S/vP ··· 27/1.000 23/.260 13/.564 5/.650 21/.506 1/.000 9/.583 1/.000 16/.327 16/.250 ··· 510/370 .278/.351/.490/.841 1.067/.757 .804 89/.807 0/0 23/4
30.Kotsay* G/S/vP ··· 6/.334 ··· 4/2.000 2/.000 3/.666 ··· 13/.385 ··· 15/.652 14/.786 3/.000 128/105 .250/.291/.328/.619 .409/.665 .620 36/.820 2/1 1/0
18.Lillibridge G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 3/.000 1/.000 86/60 .151/.262/.178/.440 .414/.451 .509 7/.286 5/1 0/3
5.Nix G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 3/1.666 1/.000 1/.000 1/.000 2/1.500 ··· ··· ··· 232/124 .236/.320/.448/.769 .904/.648 .888 80/.806 9/0 11/12
12.Pierzynski* G/S/vP ··· 20/.600 22/1.026 11/.573 3/.000 17/.250 2/.000 12/1.083 3/.000 13/.398 13/1.384 4/.750 432/325 .312/.343/.461/.804 .696/.840 .845 90/.806 1/0 13/4
22.Podsednik* G/S/vP ··· 15/.795 7/.453 5/.400 4/.000 14/.297 1/no AB 5/1.200 4/.000 7/.286 16/.625 ··· 465/336 .297/.348/.401/.749 .737/.753 .750 106/.752 24/9 5/2
20.Quentin G/S/vP ··· 7/.286 14/.895 4/.583 3/3.334 5/.900 1/no AB 3/.333 2/1.000 2/.000 3/.000 1/.000 296/216 .228/.321/.444/.765 .686/.791 .665 89/.787 2/0 15/2
10.Ramirez G/S/vP ··· 14/.445 17/1.050 3/.666 5/.800 6/.666 2/2.000 2/.000 1/.000 2/.000 10/.200 ··· 489/369 .274/.329/.402/.730 .997/.644 .694 87/.747 13/4 14/17
51.Rios G/S/vP ··· 11/.282 3/1.000 6/1.166 ··· 14/1.167 ··· 4/1.250 ··· 3/2.000 13/1.218 2/.000 533/385 .256/.306/.416/.722 .717/.724 .583 74/.664 20/3 15/4
25.Thome* G/S/vP ··· 24/.792 25/1.154 7/1.000 3/1.000 13/.684 ··· 11/1.205 1/.000 6/.334 35/.852 3/.333 413/311 .252/.375/.499/.874 .767/.910 .831 81/.823 0/0 23/
IP 7.0 160.0 168.2 35.2 47.1 63.0 39.0 42.0 51.1 52.2 156.2 55.1 TOTAL .259/.330/.420/.750 .817/.725 .756 .729 86/34 155/113
ERA-K/9 5.14/3.9 4.44/7.4 4.16/4.0 6.31/8.1 4.37/6.3 2.29/5.9 5.31/5.8 4.71/7.5 2.10/7.9 1.71/11.8 5.11/6.4 4.07/6.0 4.71/6.5

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 32/.321 656/.246 703/.297 166/.284 207/.249 244/.204 174/.293 203/.313 205/.212 203/.177 665/.291 239/.266 .275
OPS .732 .701 .793 .818 .686 .569 .843 .923 .631 .528 .790 .737 .769
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 19/.541 331/.586 398/.851 72/1.075 72/.556 100/.458 90/.852 86/.783 89/.429 102/.566 351/.728 118/.755 .763
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 13/1.038 325/.816 305/.719 94/.624 135/.757 144/.644 84/.834 117/1.033 116/.791 101/.490 314/.858 121/.718 .772
Home 17/.437 353/.637 323/.766 92/.802 119/.676 119/.627 75/.887 112/.907 105/.647 106/.373 295/.762 142/.761
Last 28d days 32/.732 158/.593 109/1.010 52/.641 96/.686 48/.734 72/.869 33/1.050 48/.414 47/.804 131/.702 39/.842
HR/SB/CS 0/1/0 23/8/3 20/10/2 3/2/1 5/1/1 6/3/2 3/0/1 9/0/0 6/5/0 3/3/0 21/29/6 5/5/0 149/85/29
Usage ·····X·· ·X·····X X····X·· ··o···X· ···X···· o··X·X·· ······X· ··o····· o·o···Xo oX·X···X ··X····· ·X····X·
Twins Batters (4.95 RS/G) vs. WhiteSox Pitchers (4.63 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 50.Danks*
G/S/vB
56.Buehrle*
G/S/vB
53.Carrasco
G/S/vB
52.Contreras
G/S/vB
26.Dotel
G/S/vB
34.Floyd
G/S/vB
43.Garcia
G/S/vB
45.Jenks
G/S/vB
71.Linebrink
G/S/vB
57.Pena
G/S/vB
37.Thornton*
G/S/vB
67.Williams*
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
18.Cabrera G/S/vP ··· 45/.789 4/.000 27/.605 18/.167 4/.000 21/.490 4/1.000 3/.666 1/.000 2/2.000 ··· 565/400 .276/.311/.368/.679 .653/.690 .680 108/.611 13/4 5/19
25.Casilla# G/S/vP 9/.111 17/.567 2/1.000 6/2.233 3/.667 6/.800 ··· 4/1.000 ··· ··· 3/.000 ··· 236/164 .197/.282/.255/.537 .502/.557 .511 58/.763 10/0 0/5
5.Cuddyer G/S/vP 26/1.333 82/.828 9/.347 31/.433 6/.334 18/.749 23/.577 15/.718 5/.000 2/.500 10/.522 ··· 513/380 .275/.343/.506/.850 .927/.823 .866 104/.867 5/1 22/6
22.Gomez G/S/vP 19/.439 21/1.300 5/.400 3/1.000 4/.500 20/1.035 ··· 6/1.167 2/.000 2/1.000 1/.000 ··· 304/200 .239/.294/.355/.649 .654/.647 .549 51/.682 11/5 3/1
23.Harris G/S/vP 25/.956 30/.903 3/.000 3/1.000 8/1.025 19/.446 ··· 3/.000 3/.000 3/.000 6/.733 ··· 387/262 .265/.308/.372/.680 .780/.635 .833 51/.731 0/1 6/8
16.Kubel* G/S/vP 19/1.109 4/.250 2/.000 18/1.257 1/5.000 24/.924 3/1.000 8/.625 4/.000 ··· 7/.286 1/.000 450/340 .302/.373/.531/.905 .628/.997 .932 91/.849 1/1 22/0
7.Mauer* G/S/vP 27/.819 31/.559 9/.666 26/.938 1/no AB 26/.781 24/.988 12/.633 4/.250 1/.000 19/.594 1/.000 464/304 .367/.435/.608/1.044 .837/1.155 1.071 114/1.122 4/1 26/3
58.Morales# G/S/vP ··· ··· 3/1.167 5/2.500 ··· ··· ··· 2/1.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 73/59 .343/.397/.403/.800 1.000/.755 .575 / 0/0 0/2
33.Morneau* G/S/vP 32/1.292 54/.588 13/.862 34/.332 4/2.417 24/.772 30/.587 16/.192 6/.833 ··· 19/.316 1/.000 541/346 .290/.379/.546/.925 .933/.919 .951 81/.613 0/0 29/2
8.Punto# G/S/vP 20/.311 44/.630 12/.334 37/.799 3/.667 14/.377 20/.316 6/.583 2/1.000 2/.500 16/.544 ··· 329/236 .213/.315/.265/.579 .573/.575 .594 54/.573 9/2 1/7
55.Redmond G/S/vP 6/.533 36/.987 2/1.000 6/.533 8/.929 ··· 3/1.334 3/.333 1/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· 133/88 .256/.323/.314/.637 .894/.508 .630 21/.702 0/0 0/0
2.Span* G/S/vP 17/.745 19/1.239 3/2.333 7/1.071 2/.500 12/1.181 ··· 4/1.500 2/.500 1/.000 4/.500 ··· 533/376 .308/.394/.407/.802 .848/.783 .880 119/.956 20/8 6/5
21.Young G/S/vP 14/.500 21/1.179 2/1.000 6/1.166 9/.111 15/.553 3/2.667 5/1.000 3/1.334 1/.000 5/.400 ··· 306/206 .264/.288/.384/.671 .861/.578 .623 77/.819 2/3 8/3
IP 153.1 178.0 81.1 114.2 51.1 177.0 16.2 45.2 48.0 55.0 59.1 10.1 TOTAL .271/.342/.426/.768 .773/.766 .785 .796 68/21 140/70
ERA-K/9 3.82/7.3 3.89/4.5 3.65/6.2 5.42/7.0 3.33/11.1 3.97/7.6 5.94/7.0 3.74/8.5 3.94/8.8 4.42/7.2 2.58/10.8 7.84/11.4 4.24/7.1

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 650/.246 727/.274 354/.280 513/.267 227/.230 709/.241 70/.250 193/.247 216/.279 245/.287 234/.211 49/.250 .260
OPS .711 .761 .714 .759 .764 .673 .784 .711 .847 .777 .610 .838 .744
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 176/.750 201/.833 164/.850 265/.699 73/.952 373/.658 40/.533 90/.898 96/.818 116/.837 94/.558 26/.564 .761
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 474/.696 526/.734 190/.602 248/.821 154/.680 336/.690 30/1.112 103/.552 120/.869 129/.724 140/.644 23/1.190 .733
Road 337/.688 296/.780 146/.728 276/.831 115/.891 370/.744 49/.652 90/.717 106/.865 115/.845 112/.669 23/1.034
Last 28d days 139/.764 142/.959 71/.563 118/.867 46/.991 139/.718 70/.784 35/.651 46/1.073 47/.920 56/.484 39/.956
HR/SB/CS 18/16/6 25/2/1 4/1/2 11/19/3 5/14/1 18/14/3 2/1/0 7/8/0 9/10/0 7/4/2 5/4/4 2/2/2 139/108/29
Usage ····X··· ···X···· ··X····X ··X····X ····X··X X····X·· ·X····X· o···o··· ·X·X··X· o·X··o·o o··X·Xo· ·X·Xo·oo

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.