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Game Preview: MIN @ BOS, 7:05pm, Friday, September 28, 2007 @Fenway Park II

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Minnesota Twins, 78-81, 3rd, 16 GB, 14 GB in WC

SP: Kevin Slowey (23, RHP, 4-0, 4.57)

   2007 Gamelogs / 2007 Splits / vs. BOS Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2007 (4-0)             61    75  35  31  11  44 16    4.57      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         2-0  38    44  22  20   7  32 10    4.74   48 
 2007-09-23    CHW   W   7     4   1   1   0   9  0      99   74 
 2007-09-17    TEX  ND   6     4   1   1   0   7  0     105   67 
 2007-09-04    CLE  ND   5     5   2   1   0   3  1      89   54 
 2007-07-05    NYY  ND   3.2   8   5   5   2   2  2      91   25 
 2007-06-30    DET   W   6     9   4   4   1   2  2      91   39 
 2007-06-25    TOR  ND   5     6   5   4   0   5  2      91   42 
 2007-06-17    MIL  ND   5.1   8   4   4   4   4  3      97   36 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.BOS    Has never faced BOS.
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   41-40   Road:   37-41   ExtrInn: 5-7 
 vsRHP:  56-57   vsLHP:  22-24   1-Run:  21-22
 vsEast: 18-17   vsCntrl:28-44   vsWest: 21-13 IL:11-7 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
159 Thu, Sep 27  @BOS  W   5-4       78-81  3rd 16.0 gb
158 Wed, Sep 26  @DET  L   4-9  (6)  77-81  3rd 17.0 gb
157 Tue, Sep 25  @DET  L   0-8       77-80  3rd 16.5 gb
156 Mon, Sep 24  @DET  W   2-0       77-79  3rd 15.5 gb
155 Sun, Sep 23   CHW  W   7-1       76-79  3rd 16.0 gb
154 Sat, Sep 22   CHW  L   3-8       75-79  3rd 16.0 gb
153 Fri, Sep 21   CHW  L   4-6       75-78  3rd 16.0 gb
152 Wed, Sep 19   TEX  W   4-2       75-77  3rd 15.0 gb
151 Tue, Sep 18   TEX  W   4-2       74-77  3rd 15.0 gb
150 Mon, Sep 17   TEX  W   5-4       73-77  3rd 15.0 gb
 Last 10: 6-4    Last 20: 9-11   Last 30:12-18
Boston Red Sox, 94-65, 1st, 2 up

SP: Daisuke Matsuzaka (26, RHP, 14-12, 4.48)

   2007 Gamelogs / 2007 Splits / vs. MIN Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2007 (14-12)          196.2 185  98  98  78 193 24    4.48      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         1-4  38.2  42  35  35  22  34  7    8.15   39 
 2007-09-22    TBD  ND   6.2   6   5   5   3   7  1     115   46 
 2007-09-14    NYY  ND   5.2   4   2   2   5   7  0     120   55 
 2007-09-08    BAL   L   2.2   6   8   8   3   2  2      72   13 
 2007-09-03    TOR   W   5.1  10   7   7   1   3  1      98   22 
 2007-08-28    NYY   L   6.1   6   5   5   3   2  2     110   40 
 2007-08-22    TBD   L   6     2   2   2   4   8  1     111   64 
 2007-08-15    TBD   L   6     8   6   6   3   5  0     101   34 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.MIN    Has never faced MIN.
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   49-29   Road:   45-36   ExtrInn: 2-5 
 vsRHP:  69-42   vsLHP:  25-23   1-Run:  22-27
 vsEast: 42-30   vsCntrl:20-12   vsWest: 20-17 IL:12-6 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
159 Thu, Sep 27   MIN  L   4-5       94-65  1st  2.0 up
158 Wed, Sep 26   OAK  W  11-6       94-64  1st  3.0 up
157 Tue, Sep 25   OAK  W   7-3       93-64  1st  3.0 up
156 Sun, Sep 23  @TBD  L   4-5       92-64  1st  1.5 up
155 Sat, Sep 22  @TBD  W   8-6       92-63  1st  2.5 up
154 Fri, Sep 21  @TBD  W   8-1       91-63  1st  2.5 up
153 Wed, Sep 19  @TOR  L   1-6       90-63  1st  1.5 up
152 Tue, Sep 18  @TOR  L   3-4       90-62  1st  2.5 up
151 Mon, Sep 17  @TOR  L   1-6       90-61  1st  3.5 up
150 Sun, Sep 16   NYY  L   3-4       90-60  1st  4.5 up
 Last 10: 4-6    Last 20:10-10   Last 30:16-14
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Thu, Sep 27, 2007 MIN  5 @BOS  4    W:Boof Bonser (8-12), L: Josh Beckett (20-7), S: Joe Nathan (36)
Sun, May 06, 2007 BOS  4 @MIN  3    W:Curt Schilling (4-1), L: Sidney Ponson (2-4), S: Jonathan Papelbon (10)
Sat, May 05, 2007 MIN  2  BOS  1    W:Johan Santana (4-2), L: Julian Tavarez (1-3), S: Joe Nathan (8)
Fri, May 04, 2007 BOS  2 @MIN  0    W:Tim Wakefield (3-3), L: Carlos Silva (2-2), S: Jonathan Papelbon (9)

Thu, Sep 21, 2006 BOS  6  MIN  0    W:Josh Beckett (16-10), L: Johan Santana (18-6), S: none
Wed, Sep 20, 2006 MIN  8 @BOS  2    W:Boof Bonser (6-5), L: Craig Hansen (2-2), S: none
Tue, Sep 19, 2006 MIN  7 @BOS  3    W:Matt Garza (2-5), L: Tim Wakefield (7-10), S: none
Thu, Jun 15, 2006 MIN  5  BOS  3    W:Carlos Silva (3-8), L: Tim Wakefield (4-8), S: Joe Nathan (8)
Wed, Jun 14, 2006 MIN  8  BOS  1    W:Brad Radke (5-7), L: Matt Clement (5-5), S: none
Tue, Jun 13, 2006 MIN  5  BOS  2 (12)   W:Dennys Reyes (1-0), L: Julian Tavarez (1-2), S: none
Season Series: 2007 - Tied 2-2; 2006 - MIN won 5-1; 2005 - BOS won 4-2; All-Time - BOS leads 932-909

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  5.90

TOR  4.64

SFG  4.18

RA/G

SDP  4.02

MIL  4.79

TBD  5.84

BA

M. Ordonez  .359

O. Hudson  .294

J. LaRue  .148

OBP

B. Bonds  .480

J. Varitek  .367

J. LaRue  .240

SLG

C. Ross  .667

F. Thomas  .480

A. Gonzalez  .250

OPS

C. Ross  1.078

T. Glaus  .839

J. LaRue  .512

ERA

J. Peavy  2.36

C. Zambrano  4.08

A. Eaton  6.33

K/9IP

E. Bedard  10.93

D. Bush  6.56

A. Cook  3.31

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Minnesota Twins Batters (4.46 RS/G) vs. Boston Red Sox Pitchers (4.08 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 18.Matsuzaka
G/S/vB
41.Corey
G/S/vB
17.Delcarmen
G/S/vB
83.Gagne
G/S/vB
43.Hansack
G/S/vB
48.Lopez*
G/S/vB
37.Okajima*
G/S/vB
58.Papelbon
G/S/vB
39.Snyder
G/S/vB
51.Tavarez
G/S/vB
50.Timlin
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
18.Bartlett G/S/vP ··· 3/.666 4/.833 ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 2/1.000 ··· 562/408 .269/.343/.367/.710 .863/.652 .734 102/.586 23/3 5/26
32.Buscher* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 84/73 .250/.337/.347/.685 .495/.712 .793 51/.673 1/0 2/4
25.Casilla# G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 201/111 .226/.260/.263/.524 .624/.443 .578 48/.387 11/1 0/10
5.Cuddyer G/S/vP ··· 2/3.000 1/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· 1/2.000 1/.000 ··· 2/2.000 1/2.000 611/431 .278/.358/.437/.795 .870/.764 .730 109/.787 5/0 16/4
20.Ford G/S/vP ··· 1/2.000 2/.500 1/.000 ··· 2/1.000 ··· 4/.500 ··· ··· 4/.500 129/80 .235/.318/.365/.683 .766/.633 .660 6/1.000 3/1 3/1
41.Heintz G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 61/45 .250/.288/.250/.538 .625/.504 .686 34/.539 0/0 0/0
48.Hunter G/S/vP ··· 2/.000 2/.500 ··· ··· 1/2.000 1/2.000 1/.000 5/.600 10/.422 3/1.334 639/460 .289/.336/.509/.846 .900/.824 .834 113/.685 18/9 28/2
50.Jones* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 76/64 .211/.263/.352/.615 .250/.687 .583 34/.884 1/1 2/1
16.Kubel* G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 2/1.000 ··· 4/1.833 ··· 461/377 .268/.330/.444/.775 .667/.798 .779 91/.965 5/0 13/2
23.LeCroy G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/2.000 ··· ··· 1/5.000 1/.000 ··· 3/1.667 1/2.000 4/.500 14/7 .143/.143/.143/.286 .286/.286 .200 14/.286 0/0 0/1
7.Mauer* G/S/vP ··· 2/1.000 2/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 4/.250 1/.000 2/.000 1/no AB 468/309 .288/.378/.414/.792 .664/.861 .930 48/.664 7/1 6/1
33.Morneau* G/S/vP ··· 1/2.000 3/1.666 ··· ··· 3/1.167 2/.000 5/1.000 4/.750 4/1.750 1/.000 657/434 .275/.347/.494/.841 .700/.915 .865 109/.654 1/1 30/5
8.Punto# G/S/vP ··· 4/.000 5/1.200 1/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 2/.500 ··· 4/.000 4/.666 530/356 .212/.292/.274/.566 .486/.610 .591 73/.725 16/6 1/12
55.Redmond G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 2/.000 ··· 2/1.000 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 5/.000 2/.000 297/197 .295/.347/.354/.701 .853/.626 .678 16/.938 0/0 1/0
38.Rodriguez# G/S/vP ··· ··· 2/.500 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 4/.500 ··· ··· 1/.000 169/134 .225/.287/.311/.599 .557/.609 .512 49/.729 1/0 2/4
12.Tyner* G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· 2/.000 1/no AB 324/256 .287/.332/.357/.689 .616/.707 .707 57/.533 8/3 1/1
24.White G/S/vP ··· ··· 2/.500 6/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 16/.742 9/.666 113/68 .165/.230/.291/.521 .564/.493 .695 34/.575 0/0 3/0
IP 196.2 9.1 43.0 51.0 7.2 39.2 68.0 56.1 54.1 131.2 54.1 TOTAL .266/.331/.392/.723 .714/.727 .740 112/30 115/94
ERA-K/9 4.48/8.8 1.93/5.8 2.09/8.6 3.88/8.8 4.70/5.8 3.18/5.9 2.25/8.2 1.92/13.3 3.81/6.8 5.06/5.3 3.48/5.0 3.89/7.2

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Heintz (13-1-1)
 LeCroy (6-0-0)
 Mauer (20-24-4)
 Redmond (23-16-0)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 844/.247 32/.231 173/.187 218/.249 38/.273 171/.245 268/.197 217/.146 242/.223 590/.281 219/.236 .248  Cuddyer
 Hunter
 Tyner
 Kubel
 Ford
 Jones
 White
0/0/137/18
0/152/0/5
45/17/18/3
83/0/0/2
35/13/3/1
5/0/1/0
15/0/0/0
OPS .733 .630 .575 .676 .914 .709 .554 .464 .716 .780 .674 .708
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 408/.738 15/.583 72/.587 104/.593 23/.963 92/.814 96/.641 122/.388 96/.654 295/.730 91/.506 .699
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 436/.728 17/.670 101/.567 114/.754 15/.833 79/.580 172/.506 95/.561 146/.757 295/.829 128/.792 .715
Home 365/.758 21/.703 85/.702 121/.721 20/1.139 89/.749 134/.621 112/.563 141/.712 266/.760 103/.623 .732
Last 28d days 99/.906 32/.630 46/.459 35/.705 12/.432 30/.815 27/1.218 36/.459 31/.772 45/.925 42/.845
HR/SB/CS 24/18/7 0/1/0 4/2/2 3/1/0 2/0/0 2/0/1 6/5/0 5/4/0 7/5/2 14/0/0 7/3/2 148/107/32
Usage ·····X·· o·X·X··· o·X···X· ·XX··Xo· ········ ·o···oo· o······· ··o··o·· ·X······ ·X··X··· ·o··oo··
Boston Red Sox Batters (5.37 RS/G) vs. Minnesota Twins Pitchers (4.48 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 59.Slowey
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
60.Perkins*
G/S/vB
39.Rincon
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
36.Cash G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 32/17 .115/.250/.154/.404 .354/.448 .148 16/.129 0/0 0/1
11.Clayton G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 3/1.667 4/.250 2/.000 ··· 6/1.100 211/148 .253/.303/.342/.645 .633/.650 .615 1/.000 2/1 1/7
13.Cora* G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/3.000 ··· 1/.000 12/.432 ··· 1/2.000 5/.933 226/197 .243/.292/.386/.678 .385/.725 .571 23/.545 1/1 3/5
10.Crisp# G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· 5/2.300 8/.536 ··· ··· 16/.580 584/419 .268/.330/.382/.712 .751/.696 .766 75/.744 27/6 6/1
7.Drew* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 2/.500 1/.000 1/.000 1/4.000 544/414 .266/.371/.408/.780 .638/.825 .799 90/.981 4/2 10/6
46.Ellsbury* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 116/88 .352/.397/.514/.911 .833/.935 .996 94/.940 9/0 3/0
12.Hinske* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/2.000 3/.666 1/no AB 1/.000 4/.000 217/192 .205/.318/.400/.718 .760/.713 .888 54/.711 3/0 6/3
32.Kielty# G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· 2/.000 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 4/.500 98/38 .226/.296/.298/.594 .633/.531 .438 31/.450 0/0 1/0
25.Lowell G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· 3/1.666 7/.310 2/.000 1/no AB 1/.000 642/462 .324/.379/.497/.875 .849/.885 .989 109/.834 3/2 20/15
23.Lugo G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· 2/1.000 12/.788 1/.000 ··· 3/.000 623/449 .238/.294/.351/.645 .655/.642 .751 97/.662 31/6 8/19
28.Mirabelli G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· 2/.000 ··· ··· ··· 4/.250 121/102 .213/.292/.380/.671 .771/.654 .680 4/.500 0/0 5/1
44.Moss* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/3.000 ··· ··· ··· 28/23 .280/.357/.440/.797 .650/.824 .885 20/.956 0/0 0/0
34.Ortiz* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· 3/3.500 6/.533 1/.000 2/1.000 5/.900 660/450 .330/.444/.615/1.059 .852/1.161 1.115 114/1.336 3/1 34/0
15.Pedroia G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· 2/.500 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 2/.000 574/389 .318/.381/.442/.824 .875/.800 .917 111/.826 7/1 8/6
24.Ramirez G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 6/.000 1/.000 ··· 9/.819 559/398 .297/.390/.496/.886 1.095/.805 .901 11/1.192 0/0 20/2
33.Varitek# G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· 4/3.500 4/.250 1/no AB 1/.000 9/.000 512/366 .256/.367/.416/.783 .807/.774 .786 87/.800 1/2 16/6
20.Youkilis G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 4/.500 1/.000 1/no AB 3/1.000 614/440 .286/.391/.453/.843 .815/.855 .796 66/.820 4/2 16/3
IP 61.0 10.2 21.0 19.0 87.0 70.2 70.1 27.1 59.2 TOTAL .279/.362/.443/.805 .803/.806 .844 93/24 162/80
ERA-K/9 4.57/6.5 5.06/5.9 4.71/6.0 9.00/3.3 2.28/6.8 1.91/9.5 2.94/9.5 3.29/6.6 5.13/7.4 4.18/6.8

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Cash (9-2-0)
 Mirabelli (35-10-6)
 Varitek (63-20-4)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 273/.287 47/.333 101/.265 96/.370 346/.221 276/.208 278/.183 111/.242 272/.273 .269  Ramirez
 Crisp
 Drew
 Kielty
 Moss
 Hinske
 Ellsbury
118/0/0/8
0/142/0/7
0/4/131/3
10/1/17/2
13/0/3/1
24/0/12/1
21/14/0/0
OPS .863 .806 .794 1.082 .612 .565 .591 .684 .793 .754
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 145/.825 22/.855 53/.744 47/1.051 150/.721 134/.603 113/.618 39/.708 132/.915 .809
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 128/.904 25/.760 48/.847 49/1.113 196/.528 142/.530 165/.573 72/.669 140/.677 .709
Road 129/.987 25/1.147 53/.996 50/1.300 152/.584 114/.588 123/.629 47/.652 134/.821 .797
Last 28d days 99/.655 47/.806 30/.913 63/1.090 58/.872 54/.647 40/.976 14/.500 51/.683
HR/SB/CS 16/0/0 1/0/1 2/0/0 5/0/0 8/6/2 4/6/0 7/1/2 2/1/1 9/3/1 181/62/41
Usage ····X··· ·X····X· ········ ··X··X·· X···X··· X··Xo··· ········ o··o·o·· X·o··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.

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