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Game Preview: TEX @ CHW, 8:10pm, Tuesday, June 1, 2010 @U.S. Cellular Field

Rangers, 26-24, 26-242nd, 1 GB, 4½ GB in WC

SP: Rich Harden (28, RHP, 2-1, 5.14)

2010 Gamelogs / 2010 Splits / vs. CHW Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2010 (2-1) 49.0 48 31 28 34 48 7 5.14
2009 (9-9) 141.0 122 74 64 67 171 23 4.09
2008 (10-2) 148.0 96 38 34 61 181 11 2.07
Last 7 GS 2-0 35.2 37 22 21 20 33 4 5.30 47
2010-05-25 @KCR ND 5.1 7 6 5 2 5 0 104 35
2010-05-19 BAL ND 5.1 8 2 2 1 6 0 103 49
2010-05-14 @TOR ND 2.2 4 7 7 6 3 2 86 19
2010-05-08 KCR ND 5.0 6 2 2 2 3 1 95 48
2010-05-03 @OAK W 7.0 2 0 0 0 9 0 108 82
2010-04-28 CHW W 6.0 4 3 3 5 2 1 87 49
2010-04-23 DET ND 4.1 6 2 2 4 5 0 99 44
Last 5 v.CHW 2-2 28.0 27 16 12 14 21 3 3.86 49
2010-04-28 CHW W 6.0 4 3 3 5 2 1 87 49
2008-07-06 @CHW L 5.0 5 3 2 4 4 0 95 47
2007-04-09 CHW L 6.0 5 2 2 2 6 2 102 58
2005-07-01 CHW W 5.2 4 2 0 1 5 0 101 61
2005-04-26 CHW ND 5.1 9 6 5 2 4 0 102 30
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   18-9    Road:    8-15   ExtrInn: 4-3 
 vsRHP:  18-16   vsLHP:   8-8    1-Run:  11-9 
 vsEast:  4-10   vsCntrl:11-8    vsWest: 10-4  IL: 1-2 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 50 Sun, May 30  @MIN  L   3-6       26-24  2nd  0.5 gb
 49 Sat, May 29  @MIN  L   3-8       26-23  2nd  0.5 gb
 48 Fri, May 28  @MIN  L   1-2       26-22  1st  0.5 up
 47 Wed, May 26  @KCR  L   2-5       26-21  1st  2.0 up
 46 Tue, May 25  @KCR  W   8-7       26-20  1st  3.0 up
 45 Sun, May 23   CHC  L   4-5       25-20  1st  2.0 up
 44 Sat, May 22   CHC  L   4-5 (10)  25-19  1st  3.0 up
 43 Fri, May 21   CHC  W   2-1       25-18  1st  4.0 up
 42 Thu, May 20   BAL  W  13-7       24-18  1st  4.0 up
 41 Wed, May 19   BAL  W   4-3       23-18  1st  3.0 up
 Last 10: 4-6    Last 20:10-10   Last 30:17-13
WhiteSox, 22-28, 22-283rd, 8½ GB, 8½ GB in WC

SP: Mark Buehrle (31, LHP, 3-5, 4.38)

2010 Gamelogs / 2010 Splits / vs. TEX Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2010 (3-5) 61.2 65 34 30 15 24 6 4.38
2009 (13-10) 213.1 222 97 91 45 105 27 3.84
2008 (15-12) 218.2 240 106 92 52 140 22 3.79
Last 7 GS 1-4 40.2 48 24 23 8 17 5 5.09 45
2010-05-26 @CLE ND 2.1 3 0 0 0 1 0 35 52
2010-05-21 FLA W 8.0 3 0 0 3 3 0 91 76
2010-05-14 @KCR L 6.0 8 6 5 0 0 1 86 34
2010-05-07 TOR ND 8.0 8 3 3 2 4 1 101 56
2010-05-02 @NYY L 4.2 10 5 5 1 3 2 93 26
2010-04-27 @TEX L 7.0 7 4 4 1 2 1 104 48
2010-04-21 TBR L 4.2 9 6 6 1 4 0 85 25
Last 5 v.TEX 3-2 36.1 27 13 13 4 19 5 3.22 60
2010-04-27 @TEX L 7.0 7 4 4 1 2 1 104 48
2009-05-01 @TEX W 6.0 7 3 3 0 2 1 81 48
2008-07-22 TEX W 7.1 6 1 1 0 3 1 91 65
2007-04-18 TEX W 9.0 0 0 0 1 8 0 106 94
2006-07-21 TEX L 7.0 7 5 5 2 4 2 94 45
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   11-13   Road:   11-15   ExtrInn: 1-3 
 vsRHP:  16-20   vsLHP:   6-8    1-Run:   8-7 
 vsEast:  7-11   vsCntrl: 9-12   vsWest:  4-4  IL: 2-1 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 50 Sun, May 30  @TBR  W   8-5       22-28  3rd  8.0 gb
 49 Sat, May 29  @TBR  L   5-8       21-28  3rd  8.0 gb
 48 Fri, May 28  @TBR  W   4-2       21-27  3rd  7.0 gb
 47 Thu, May 27  @TBR  L   1-5       20-27  3rd  7.0 gb
 46 Wed, May 26  @CLE  W   5-4       20-26  3rd  6.0 gb
 45 Tue, May 25  @CLE  L   3-7       19-26  3rd  7.0 gb
 44 Mon, May 24  @CLE  W   7-2       19-25  3rd  7.0 gb
 43 Sun, May 23   FLA  L   0-13      18-25  3rd  7.5 gb
 42 Sat, May 22   FLA  W   4-1       18-24  3rd  7.5 gb
 41 Fri, May 21   FLA  W   8-0       17-24  3rd  7.5 gb
 Last 10: 6-4    Last 20:10-10   Last 30:14-16
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Thu, Apr 29, 2010 CHW  7 @TEX  5        W:Gavin Floyd (1-2), L: Darren O'Day (0-1), S: none
Wed, Apr 28, 2010 TEX  6  CHW  5        W:Rich Harden (1-1), L: Jake Peavy (0-2), S: Neftali Feliz (3)
Tue, Apr 27, 2010 TEX  4  CHW  2        W:C.J. Wilson (2-1), L: Mark Buehrle (2-3), S: Frank Francisco (1)

Sun, May 10, 2009 TEX  7 @CHW  1        W:Vicente Padilla (2-2), L: Bartolo Colon (2-3), S: none
Sat, May 09, 2009 CHW  3  TEX  2        W:Scott Linebrink (1-1), L: Kevin Millwood (3-3), S: Bobby Jenks (7)
Fri, May 08, 2009 TEX  6 @CHW  0        W:Matt Harrison (3-2), L: Jose Contreras (0-5), S: none
Sun, May 03, 2009 TEX  5  CHW  1        W:Matt Harrison (2-2), L: John Danks (2-2), S: none
Sat, May 02, 2009 TEX  9  CHW  6        W:Brandon McCarthy (3-0), L: Jose Contreras (0-4), S: Frank Francisco (7)
Fri, May 01, 2009 CHW  4 @TEX  3        W:Mark Buehrle (4-0), L: Derek Holland (0-1), S: Bobby Jenks (6)
Wed, Jul 23, 2008 CHW 10  TEX  8        W:Octavio Dotel (4-4), L: Eddie Guardado (1-2), S: Bobby Jenks (19)
Season Series: 2010 - TEX leads 2-1; 2009 - TEX won 4-2; 2008 - Tied 3-3; All-Time - CHW leads 344-291

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 2010 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  5.67

LAA  4.49

HOU  3.04

RA/G

SDP  3.29

CHC  4.50

ARI  6.17

BA

J. Morneau  .377

O. Cabrera  .269

A. Ramirez  .162

OBP

J. Morneau  .493

P. Polanco  .342

A. Ramirez  .227

SLG

J. Morneau  .680

O. Hudson  .421

G. Beckham  .239

OPS

J. Morneau  1.173

R. Weeks  .774

A. Ramirez  .496

ERA

U. Jimenez  .78

C. Billingsley  3.74

J. Peavy  6.23

K/9IP

B. Morrow  10.42

M. Cain  6.72

N. Blackburn  2.51

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Rangers Batters (4.68 RS/G) vs. WhiteSox Pitchers (4.76 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 56.Buehrle*
G/S/vB
45.Jenks
G/S/vB
71.Linebrink
G/S/vB
57.Pena
G/S/vB
40.Putz
G/S/vB
46.Santos
G/S/vB
37.Thornton*
G/S/vB
67.Williams*
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
1.Andrus G/S/vP 6/.933 ··· ··· ··· 1/no AB ··· 1/no AB ··· 214/156 .311/.398/.350/.748 .688/.771 .824 105/.741 18/8 0/6
14.Arias G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/3.000 ··· 58/43 .304/.316/.357/.673 .786/.636 .613 4/.000 1/0 0/1
3.Blanco# G/S/vP 12/.664 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 2/3.000 ··· 42/22 .211/.268/.211/.479 .440/.511 .399 5/.400 0/1 0/1
29.Borbon* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 146/115 .236/.252/.271/.523 .343/.569 .480 62/.628 7/3 0/1
23.Gentry G/S/vP 3/.000 1/2.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 15/3 .214/.267/.214/.481 .333/1.167 .522 2/.500 1/0 0/0
27.Guerrero G/S/vP 34/1.328 7/.762 7/.286 1/2.000 16/.938 ··· 5/.800 1/no AB 208/153 .332/.361/.560/.920 1.108/.852 .685 101/.979 4/2 12/0
32.Hamilton* G/S/vP 6/.833 1/no AB 3/.000 1/no AB 5/1.000 ··· 2/.000 1/.000 210/145 .281/.335/.500/.835 .592/.941 .653 98/.794 3/1 9/1
5.Kinsler G/S/vP 15/.729 4/.250 1/.000 1/.000 7/1.286 ··· 4/1.000 ··· 124/103 .282/.395/.379/.774 1.417/.650 .616 101/.782 4/3 1/0
7.Murphy* G/S/vP ··· 2/.000 1/.000 1/.000 4/2.000 ··· 3/.000 1/3.000 132/95 .252/.277/.390/.667 .439/.760 .598 76/.775 0/1 2/1
51.Ramirez G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/2.000 ··· 42/31 .229/.333/.429/.762 .773/.755 .850 36/.844 0/0 2/1
12.Smoak# G/S/vP 3/.000 1/3.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/no AB 134/95 .175/.291/.316/.607 .301/.735 .611 87/.552 1/0 4/2
15.Treanor G/S/vP 3/2.667 ··· ··· 3/.333 ··· ··· ··· ··· 113/80 .211/.303/.295/.597 .659/.564 .578 54/.522 1/0 2/2
10.Young G/S/vP 52/.526 4/1.250 2/1.500 ··· 23/.579 ··· 8/.125 1/.000 227/165 .315/.374/.463/.838 .918/.807 .692 105/1.073 2/1 5/8
IP 61.2 17.0 19.1 26.2 16.0 18.2 22.2 18.1 TOTAL .267/.332/.406/.738 .692/.757 .637 .798 49/22 47/35
ERA-K/9 4.38/3.5 6.35/11.1 4.19/9.8 4.05/6.7 3.38/12.4 0.48/11.1 1.59/12.7 5.40/8.9 4.58/7.6

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Ramirez (8-3-0)
 Treanor (18-8-1)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 256/.275 87/.324 83/.247 111/.200 63/.203 75/.182 82/.145 104/.333 .258  Hamilton
 Murphy
 Borbon
 Gentry
 Guerrero
41/13/0/4
17/1/23/3
0/43/0/1
0/5/2/0
0/0/6/0
OPS .730 .898 .672 .630 .564 .498 .418 1.049 .735
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 81/.736 44/.957 43/.637 46/.581 28/.536 30/.489 47/.326 48/.743 .717
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 175/.727 43/.835 40/.703 65/.661 35/.590 45/.503 35/.547 56/1.316 .749
Home 139/.641 46/.997 41/.614 53/.762 28/.910 37/.469 35/.237 58/1.167
Last 28d days 96/.622 39/1.084 41/.640 52/.510 26/.472 36/.658 35/.265 40/1.122
HR/SB/CS 6/1/2 2/4/0 2/5/0 3/0/1 2/2/0 0/0/0 0/1/0 2/2/3 47/30/14
Usage ·····X·· ·····X·o ··o·X·X· ·oo··X·· ··X····X ·o·o···o ·X·X·o·o ··X··o··
WhiteSox Batters (4.20 RS/G) vs. Rangers Pitchers (4.60 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 40.Harden
G/S/vB
30.Feliz
G/S/vB
50.Francisco
G/S/vB
48.Lewis
G/S/vB
57.Nippert
G/S/vB
56.O'Day
G/S/vB
28.Oliver*
G/S/vB
49.Ray
G/S/vB
36.Wilson*
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
15.Beckham G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 1/no AB 2/.000 ··· 3/.333 187/135 .196/.286/.239/.526 .437/.558 .537 76/.424 3/2 1/5
27.Castro G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/2.000 21/12 .158/.238/.316/.554 .905/.333 .425 21/.554 0/0 1/0
25.Jones G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· 2/.000 ··· 15/.833 3/.000 4/.250 149/105 .230/.342/.508/.850 .931/.816 .774 66/.609 7/1 9/0
14.Konerko G/S/vP 20/.259 ··· 2/.500 12/.533 5/1.400 5/.400 16/1.702 3/1.167 9/.583 194/148 .262/.366/.567/.933 1.159/.865 1.134 85/.694 0/0 14/1
7.Kotsay* G/S/vP 6/.334 1/.000 4/.500 3/1.167 3/.333 ··· 21/.538 1/no AB 4/.833 120/110 .208/.300/.377/.677 .100/.731 .696 67/.824 1/1 5/0
5.Nix G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 3/.333 35/9 .167/.265/.267/.531 .335/1.000 .688 19/.690 0/0 1/3
1.Pierre* G/S/vP 3/1.167 1/.000 ··· ··· 3/1.667 3/.666 10/.500 ··· 3/.000 221/155 .245/.304/.275/.579 .492/.614 .593 108/.654 19/4 0/0
12.Pierzynski* G/S/vP 13/.237 1/3.000 1/.000 9/.222 3/.000 3/.666 7/1.000 3/1.666 4/.500 163/121 .211/.255/.309/.564 .644/.537 .609 76/.591 0/1 2/1
20.Quentin G/S/vP 6/1.500 1/3.000 1/.000 ··· 3/.666 2/.000 1/.000 1/.000 6/1.500 178/131 .211/.315/.382/.696 .683/.700 .764 75/.708 0/0 5/0
10.Ramirez G/S/vP 4/.833 1/2.000 1/.000 ··· 5/1.400 4/.666 3/.000 2/1.000 6/.666 178/125 .254/.288/.385/.673 .481/.756 .587 89/.787 2/3 4/8
51.Rios G/S/vP 14/.428 ··· 7/.143 2/1.000 4/1.000 3/.333 6/.167 11/.648 9/.777 190/140 .312/.368/.590/.958 1.051/.926 1.079 93/1.093 16/4 11/1
23.Teahen* G/S/vP 3/.000 1/.000 4/.500 ··· 4/.833 1/no AB 6/.500 2/.000 6/.167 157/126 .255/.340/.387/.727 .366/.820 .639 70/.758 3/4 3/8
11.Vizquel# G/S/vP 13/.585 ··· ··· 3/.666 3/.000 ··· 31/.303 ··· ··· 55/42 .220/.273/.260/.533 .397/.575 .286 24/.708 0/2 0/0
IP 49.0 24.1 22.1 63.1 26.0 20.1 26.1 22.2 64.2 TOTAL .239/.315/.395/.710 .670/.725 .730 .715 52/22 57/31
ERA-K/9 5.14/8.8 2.96/9.3 4.03/10.9 3.41/8.4 4.85/8.7 1.77/6.2 1.71/9.6 3.57/4.8 3.48/6.5 4.23/7.3

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Castro (2-2-0)
 Pierzynski (23-10-0)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 230/.255 94/.193 99/.277 263/.204 120/.260 80/.250 100/.213 95/.205 270/.222 .250  Jones
 Rios
 Pierre
 Kotsay
 Quentin
 Nix
6/5/16/2
1/45/0/1
43/0/0/1
0/0/5/1
0/0/30/1
0/0/1/0
OPS .793 .574 .774 .628 .818 .651 .601 .691 .606 .731
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 126/.841 49/.313 39/.874 148/.684 56/.984 27/.964 45/.529 42/.886 66/.303 .734
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 104/.734 45/.868 60/.708 115/.556 64/.683 53/.486 55/.666 53/.527 204/.704 .729
Road 115/.806 27/.074 39/.896 155/.590 47/.740 39/.650 58/.786 41/.636 107/.574
Last 28d days 92/.891 39/.372 43/.549 130/.675 55/.870 45/.639 52/.507 49/.812 134/.642
HR/SB/CS 7/1/1 2/0/0 2/3/1 5/2/1 4/7/0 1/0/1 2/4/2 3/2/0 4/4/3 53/31/13
Usage ······X· ······X· ·X·o···· ···X···· ··X····· ·o····X· ·X·X··o· ··X··oo· ··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.