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Game Preview: DET @ OAK, 8:05pm, Saturday, May 12, 2012 @The Coliseum

Tigers, 16-16, 16-16 2nd, 2 GB, 3½ GB in WC

SP: Doug Fister (28, RHP, 0-0, 0.00)

2012 Gamelogs / 2012 Splits / vs. OAK Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2012 (0-0) 10.2 7 0 0 1 6 0 0.00
2011 (11-13) 216.1 193 76 68 37 146 11 2.83
2010 (6-14) 171.0 187 85 78 32 93 13 4.11
Last 7 GS 4-0 49.1 24 4 3 4 44 2 0.55 74
2012-05-07 @SEA ND 7.0 4 0 0 0 3 0 73 72
2012-04-07 BOS ND 3.2 3 0 0 1 3 0 51 57
2011-09-26 CLE W 8.0 3 0 0 0 9 0 109 85
2011-09-16 @OAK W 8.0 3 1 1 0 5 1 91 77
2011-09-11 MIN W 7.0 3 0 0 2 5 0 108 74
2011-09-05 @CLE W 8.0 4 2 1 1 13 1 101 80
2011-08-30 KCR ND 7.2 4 1 1 0 6 0 94 73
Last 5 v.OAK 2-2 30.0 33 13 12 6 16 2 3.60 50
2011-09-16 @OAK W 8.0 3 1 1 0 5 1 91 77
2011-04-24 OAK ND 6.0 4 1 1 2 5 0 110 63
2011-04-03 @OAK L 5.2 8 3 2 0 2 0 98 45
2010-09-30 OAK L 5.1 13 6 6 0 0 1 81 18
2010-09-07 @OAK W 5.0 5 2 2 4 4 0 93 49
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:    9-9    Road:    7-7    ExtrInn: 1-1 
 vsRHP:  10-10   vsLHP:   6-6    1-Run:   6-7 
 vsEast:  6-3    vsCntrl: 7-4    vsWest:  3-9  IL: 0-0 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 32 Fri, May 11  @OAK  L   4-11      16-16  2nd  2.0 gb
 31 Thu, May 10  @OAK  W  10-6       16-15  2nd  2.0 gb
 30 Wed, May  9  @SEA  L   1-2       15-15  2nd  2.0 gb
 29 Tue, May  8  @SEA  W   6-4       15-14  2nd  2.0 gb
 28 Mon, May  7  @SEA  L   2-3       14-14  2nd  3.0 gb
 27 Sun, May  6   CHW  W   3-1       14-13  2nd  1.5 gb
 26 Sat, May  5   CHW  L   2-3       13-13  2nd  1.5 gb
 25 Fri, May  4   CHW  W   5-4       13-12  2nd  1.5 gb
 24 Wed, May  2   KCR  L   2-3       12-12  2nd  1.0 gb
 23 Tue, May  1   KCR  W   9-3       12-11  1st    Tied
 Last 10: 5-5    Last 20: 7-13   Last 30:14-16
Athletics, 17-16, 17-16 2nd, 5 GB, 3 GB in WC

SP: Brandon McCarthy (28, RHP, 2-3, 2.96)

2012 Gamelogs / 2012 Splits / vs. DET Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2012 (2-3) 45.2 50 18 15 13 26 3 2.96
2011 (9-9) 170.2 168 73 63 25 123 11 3.32
2009 (7-4) 97.1 96 55 50 36 65 13 4.62
Last 7 GS 2-3 45.2 50 18 15 13 26 3 2.96 53
2012-05-02 @BOS W 6.2 5 1 1 3 4 0 113 61
2012-04-27 @BAL W 7.0 5 2 2 3 4 0 97 60
2012-04-21 CLE L 7.0 10 2 2 3 4 0 113 50
2012-04-16 @LAA L 7.0 11 5 5 0 4 1 99 39
2012-04-11 KCR ND 6.0 6 2 2 2 4 1 102 54
2012-04-06 SEA L 5.0 7 5 2 2 3 0 95 40
2012-03-28 SEA ND 7.0 6 1 1 0 3 1 82 64
Last 5 v.DET 1-1 26.1 26 9 8 7 23 1 2.73 55
2011-09-15 DET W 7.0 5 1 1 2 8 1 104 69
2011-07-20 @DET ND 5.0 6 4 4 1 4 0 85 42
2011-04-15 DET ND 6.2 6 0 0 1 7 0 114 68
2009-05-19 @DET L 7.0 9 4 3 3 4 0 118 46
2008-09-15 DET ND 0.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 52
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:    8-9    Road:    9-7    ExtrInn: 3-1 
 vsRHP:  10-12   vsLHP:   7-4    1-Run:   4-2 
 vsEast:  6-5    vsCntrl: 6-5    vsWest:  5-6  IL: 0-0 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 33 Fri, May 11   DET  W  11-4       17-16  2nd  5.0 gb
 32 Thu, May 10   DET  L   6-10      16-16  2nd  5.0 gb
 31 Wed, May  9   TOR  L   2-5       16-15  2nd  4.5 gb
 30 Tue, May  8   TOR  W   7-3       16-14  2nd  4.0 gb
 29 Sun, May  6  @TBR  W   9-5       15-14  2nd  3.5 gb
 28 Sat, May  5  @TBR  W   4-3 (12)  14-14  2nd  4.5 gb
 27 Fri, May  4  @TBR  L   2-7       13-14  2nd  4.5 gb
 26 Wed, May  2  @BOS  W   4-2       13-13  2nd  4.5 gb
 25 Tue, May  1  @BOS  W   5-3       12-13  2nd  5.5 gb
 24 Mon, Apr 30  @BOS  L   6-11      11-13  2nd  6.5 gb
 Last 10: 6-4    Last 20:11-9    Last 30:16-14
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Fri, May 11, 2012 OAK 11  DET  4        W:Tommy Milone (5-2), L: Rick Porcello (3-3), S: none
Thu, May 10, 2012 DET 10 @OAK  6        W:Max Scherzer (2-3), L: Bartolo Colon (3-3), S: none

Sun, Sep 18, 2011 DET  3 @OAK  0        W:Justin Verlander (24-5), L: Guillermo Moscoso (8-9), S: Jose Valverde (46)
Sat, Sep 17, 2011 OAK  5  DET  3        W:Gio Gonzalez (14-12), L: Rick Porcello (14-9), S: none
Fri, Sep 16, 2011 DET  3 @OAK  1        W:Doug Fister (9-13), L: Trevor Cahill (11-14), S: Jose Valverde (45)
Thu, Sep 15, 2011 OAK  6  DET  1        W:Brandon McCarthy (9-8), L: Max Scherzer (14-9), S: none
Wed, Jul 20, 2011 OAK  7 @DET  5        W:Joey Devine (1-1), L: David Purcey (1-2), S: Andrew Bailey (10)
Tue, Jul 19, 2011 DET  8  OAK  3        W:Rick Porcello (9-6), L: Guillermo Moscoso (3-5), S: none
Sun, Apr 17, 2011 OAK  5  DET  1        W:Trevor Cahill (2-0), L: Brad Penny (0-2), S: none
Sat, Apr 16, 2011 OAK  6  DET  2        W:Dallas Braden (1-1), L: Justin Verlander (1-2), S: none
Season Series: 2012 - tied 1-1; 2011 - Tied 5-5; 2010 - Tied 3-3; All-Time - DET leads 982-905

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 2012 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
Tigers Batters (4.31 RS/G) vs. Athletics Pitchers (4.06 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 32.McCarthy
G/S/vB
50.Balfour
G/S/vB
13.Blevins*
G/S/vB
38.Carignan
G/S/vB
48.Cook
G/S/vB
65.Figueroa*
G/S/vB
40.Fuentes*
G/S/vB
77.Norberto*
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
13.Avila* G/S/vP 8/.500 1/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 2/.500 1/.000 95/65 .259/.337/.471/.807 .660/.878 .333 67/.697 1/0 4/2
26.Boesch* G/S/vP 6/.666 4/.250 ··· ··· ··· ··· 2/2.500 ··· 130/88 .214/.238/.333/.572 .548/.584 .722 95/.561 0/1 4/0
24.Cabrera G/S/vP 13/1.138 9/.444 1/2.000 1/2.000 ··· ··· 10/2.271 1/2.000 139/93 .291/.345/.496/.841 .802/.857 .628 104/.781 0/0 7/4
12.Dirks* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 1/no AB ··· ··· 1/.000 1/no AB 67/53 .381/.418/.667/1.085 1.012/1.101 1.147 46/1.224 0/0 3/0
28.Fielder* G/S/vP 2/.000 ··· 1/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 135/81 .286/.363/.437/.800 .568/.967 .834 101/.747 1/0 5/2
14.Jackson G/S/vP 7/.286 1/.000 3/.666 2/.500 ··· ··· 3/.666 1/.000 140/93 .320/.391/.508/.900 .697/1.006 .855 104/.789 5/0 4/0
32.Kelly* G/S/vP 5/1.400 2/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 37/32 .242/.324/.242/.567 .650/.554 .250 34/.557 0/0 0/1
9.Laird G/S/vP 3/.000 ··· 3/.000 ··· ··· ··· 3/no AB ··· 32/9 .300/.344/.467/.810 .781/.889 1.054 27/.890 0/0 1/0
27.Peralta G/S/vP 24/.173 13/.749 5/.650 ··· ··· ··· 8/1.833 ··· 113/77 .262/.313/.369/.681 .920/.572 .756 80/.686 0/1 1/1
25.Raburn G/S/vP 3/.000 4/1.250 1/3.000 1/.000 ··· ··· 6/.500 1/.000 95/57 .128/.191/.174/.366 .384/.353 .363 69/.434 1/1 0/1
39.Santiago# G/S/vP 10/.500 7/.500 3/.833 ··· ··· ··· 4/1.167 1/3.000 53/37 .163/.208/.224/.432 .268/.500 .312 46/.473 0/0 0/1
29.Worth G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/no AB ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 17/1 .214/.353/.214/.567 .606/.000 .650 12/.639 0/0 0/0
21.Young G/S/vP 19/.931 7/.286 3/.333 1/2.000 ··· ··· 3/1.334 1/.000 103/64 .237/.301/.312/.613 .462/.711 .708 73/.553 0/1 1/1
IP 45.2 16.1 16.0 5.1 15.2 6.0 13.0 15.2 TOTAL .254/.313/.397/.710 .626/.757 .684 .684 8/4 31/17
ERA-K/9 2.96/5.1 4.41/6.1 1.69/7.3 8.44/6.8 0.00/8.6 1.50/4.5 3.46/7.6 4.02/7.5 3.67/5.6

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Avila (20-7-4)
 Laird (9-3-1)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 197/.279 66/.233 60/.212 27/.316 55/.064 21/.176 56/.250 64/.200 .246  Boesch
 Kelly
 Raburn
 Jackson
 Young
 Dirks
0/0/29/1
7/1/7/1
14/0/6/1
0/31/0/1
12/0/0/0
9/0/0/0
OPS .734 .770 .767 .921 .292 .686 .695 .595 .707
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 114/.832 41/.602 31/.842 12/.705 28/.231 9/.111 23/.919 26/.660 .746
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 83/.604 25/1.027 29/.669 15/1.079 27/.353 12/1.167 33/.540 38/.551 .672
Home 109/.733 41/.586 39/.960 21/1.000 21/.095 13/.885 23/.939 40/.728
Last 28d days 121/.743 42/1.065 45/.638 12/.869 41/.343 21/.686 44/.693 51/.539
HR/SB/CS 3/6/2 3/0/2 3/1/2 0/0/0 0/0/1 1/0/0 1/1/0 1/0/0 30/14/12
Usage ········ ·o·X··o· ooX··X·X X······· ···o·oX· ··X····X ·····XX· ·X···oX·
Athletics Batters (3.73 RS/G) vs. Tigers Pitchers (4.50 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 58.Fister
G/S/vB
31.Balester
G/S/vB
64.Below*
G/S/vB
53.Benoit
G/S/vB
40.Coke*
G/S/vB
20.Dotel
G/S/vB
36.Putkonen
G/S/vB
33.Smyly*
G/S/vB
46.Valverde
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
10.Barton* G/S/vP 23/.741 ··· 1/.000 3/.000 7/2.114 2/.500 1/.000 ··· 3/.667 80/55 .188/.300/.304/.604 .467/.668 .436 62/.592 0/0 1/0
52.Cespedes G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 119/86 .245/.319/.434/.753 .833/.722 1.085 83/.678 4/2 5/0
12.Cowgill G/S/vP ··· 2/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 11/6 .125/.364/.125/.489 .600/.333 .489 4/.500 0/1 0/0
31.Gomes G/S/vP ··· 2/5.000 ··· 7/.143 1/2.000 3/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 75/38 .262/.400/.541/.941 .895/.988 .753 59/.945 2/0 5/0
7.Inge G/S/vP 7/1.286 1/5.000 1/5.000 13/1.021 ··· 3/.333 1/.000 ··· 2/2.500 66/37 .197/.242/.492/.734 .725/.741 .893 65/.746 0/0 5/2
25.Ka'aihue* G/S/vP 3/1.167 1/.000 1/.000 2/1.500 4/.000 ··· ··· ··· 1/3.000 79/53 .292/.354/.431/.785 .801/.777 .820 71/.790 1/0 1/1
2.Pennington# G/S/vP 22/.195 1/no AB 5/.200 2/1.000 6/.833 2/1.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 132/91 .213/.267/.287/.554 .380/.633 .472 100/.526 7/1 1/2
26.Recker G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 1/no AB ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 28/21 .174/.321/.217/.539 .286/.611 .496 26/.535 0/0 0/0
16.Reddick* G/S/vP 3/.000 1/5.000 1/2.000 ··· 2/1.000 ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 141/94 .292/.343/.554/.897 .883/.904 .923 110/.977 4/0 8/2
15.Smith* G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/2.000 ··· 1/no AB 2/1.000 1/.000 ··· ··· 102/89 .250/.402/.350/.752 .657/.767 .867 79/.757 1/1 2/0
28.Sogard* G/S/vP 3/.000 ··· 3/.333 ··· 2/.000 ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 61/46 .143/.200/.268/.468 .267/.539 .282 50/.508 1/0 2/2
8.Suzuki G/S/vP 20/.650 1/.000 3/.000 7/.000 4/.500 4/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 108/75 .216/.250/.284/.534 .616/.497 .534 74/.556 0/0 0/1
19.Weeks# G/S/vP 3/.000 1/no AB 1/no AB ··· 2/.000 ··· ··· ··· 2/.000 139/90 .192/.268/.296/.564 .621/.532 .634 98/.509 9/2 2/4
IP 10.2 15.2 15.0 13.2 13.0 11.0 4.0 34.0 14.2 TOTAL .220/.297/.353/.650 .635/.656 .661 .669 34/7 31/22
ERA-K/9 0.00/5.0 6.32/6.3 2.40/6.6 3.29/14.5 4.85/7.6 4.09/10.6 6.75/4.5 1.59/9.0 4.91/7.3 4.22/8.0

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Recker (4-4-1)
 Suzuki (10-8-2)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 39/.184 73/.190 56/.212 64/.283 54/.261 43/.179 19/.250 135/.221 69/.268 .261  Reddick
 Cespedes
 Smith
 Cowgill
 Gomes
0/3/27/4
0/28/0/2
10/0/2/1
1/1/2/0
11/0/0/0
OPS .468 .777 .506 .768 .696 .564 .646 .636 .847 .740
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 27/.681 30/.855 25/.511 30/.751 26/.717 12/.944 12/.573 39/.742 36/1.241 .781
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 12/.000 43/.724 31/.502 34/.782 28/.679 31/.428 7/.762 96/.590 33/.457 .705
Road 25/.400 21/1.322 11/1.375 22/.847 20/.689 18/.544 19/.646 68/.489 30/.933
Last 28d days 25/.400 46/.891 47/.563 45/.689 41/.689 32/.638 19/.646 115/.593 53/.856
HR/SB/CS 0/0/0 4/3/0 1/2/0 0/1/0 1/1/0 1/1/1 0/0/0 3/1/2 2/6/0 32/29/10
Usage ····X··· Xo······ X·o·o··o ·X·o·oo· ·X·ooo·· ·o··oo·X o·X····· ··X····X ·o·X·XoX

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.