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Game Preview: MIN @ BOS, 2:05pm, Sunday, September 30, 2007 @Fenway Park II

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Minnesota Twins, 78-83, 3rd, 17 GB, 15 GB in WC

SP: Matt Garza (23, RHP, 4-7, 3.92)

   2007 Gamelogs / 2007 Splits / vs. BOS Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2007 (4-7)             78    92  43  34  29  62  8    3.92      
 2006 (3-6)             50    62  33  32  23  38  6    5.76      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         2-4  34    51  31  24  15  25  7    6.35   37 
 2007-09-25    DET   L   5.1   9   4   4   2   3  0      84   35 
 2007-09-19    TEX   W   6.1   6   2   1   0   5  1     109   60 
 2007-09-14    DET   L   5.2   4   4   4   4   2  0      98   43 
 2007-09-08    CHW  ND   4     9   5   3   3   5  2      88   30 
 2007-08-31    KCR   L   5.1   9   8   4   2   6  0      91   30 
 2007-08-25    BAL   W   5     5   1   1   4   2  0      91   51 
 2007-08-20    SEA   L   2.1   9   7   7   0   2  4      47   13 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.BOS      1-0   5.2   5   3   3   3   4  0    4.76   48 
 2006-09-19    BOS   W   5.2   5   3   3   3   4  0      93   48 
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   41-40   Road:   37-43   ExtrInn: 5-7 
 vsRHP:  56-59   vsLHP:  22-24   1-Run:  21-22
 vsEast: 18-19   vsCntrl:28-44   vsWest: 21-13 IL:11-7 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
161 Sat, Sep 29  @BOS  L   4-6       78-83  3rd 17.0 gb
160 Fri, Sep 28  @BOS  L   2-5       78-82  3rd 17.0 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
 Last 10: 4-6    Last 20: 9-11   Last 30:11-19
Boston Red Sox, 96-65, 1st, 3 up

SP: Julian Tavarez (34, RHP, 7-10, 5.06)

   2007 Gamelogs / 2007 Splits / vs. MIN Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2007 (7-10)           131.2 148  86  74  49  77 14    5.06      
 2006 (5-4)             98.2 110  54  49  44  56 10    4.47      
 2005 (2-3)             65.2  68  28  25  19  47  6    3.43      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         1-4  33.2  46  28  26  11  19  5    6.95   38 
 2007-08-31    BAL   L   3.1   7   4   4   1   0  1      69   29 
 2007-08-26    CHW   W   6     2   1   1   3   7  1      94   68 
 2007-08-19    LAA   L   6     2   2   2   2   2  0      87   60 
 2007-08-01    BAL  ND   5     7   3   3   1   0  1      82   40 
 2007-07-18    KCR   L   4.2   9   6   4   0   3  0      76   29 
 2007-07-13    TOR  ND   4     9   4   4   3   3  0     101   28 
 2007-07-06    DET   L   4.2  10   8   8   1   4  2      85   15 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.MIN      2-1  27.1  34  17  15  11  20  0    4.94   45 
 2007-05-05    MIN   L   6     4   2   2   3   7  0      98   60 
 2002-06-09    MIN   W   6     7   2   2   3   4  0     106   51 
 2001-06-15    MIN   W   7     8   2   2   0   2  0      87   55 
 1996-07-20    MIN  ND   3.2   8   5   5   2   2  0           25 
 1993-09-01    MIN  ND   4.2   7   6   4   3   5  0      85   32 
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   51-29   Road:   45-36   ExtrInn: 2-5 
 vsRHP:  71-42   vsLHP:  25-23   1-Run:  22-27
 vsEast: 42-30   vsCntrl:22-12   vsWest: 20-17 IL:12-6 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
161 Sat, Sep 29   MIN  W   6-4       96-65  1st  3.0 up
160 Fri, Sep 28   MIN  W   5-2       95-65  1st  3.0 up
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
 Last 10: 6-4    Last 20:11-9    Last 30:16-14
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Sat, Sep 29, 2007 BOS  6  MIN  4    W:Tim Wakefield (17-12), L: Nick Blackburn (0-2), S: Hideki Okajima (5)
Fri, Sep 28, 2007 BOS  5  MIN  2    W:Daisuke Matsuzaka (15-12), L: Kevin Slowey (4-1), S: Jonathan Papelbon (37)
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)
Season Series: 2007 - BOS leads 4-2; 2006 - MIN won 5-1; 2005 - BOS won 4-2; All-Time - BOS leads 934-909

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  5.95

BAL  4.67

WSN  4.17

RA/G

SDP  4.01

NYY  4.80

TBD  5.83

BA

M. Ordonez  .360

J. Pierre  .294

J. LaRue  .148

OBP

B. Bonds  .480

H. Matsui  .367

J. LaRue  .240

SLG

C. Ross  .655

X. Nady  .477

A. Gonzalez  .250

OPS

D. Ortiz  1.069

C. Jackson  .838

J. LaRue  .512

ERA

J. Peavy  2.36

D. McGowan  4.08

A. Eaton  6.29

K/9IP

E. Bedard  10.93

D. Bush  6.47

A. Cook  3.31

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Minnesota Twins Batters (4.44 RS/G) vs. Boston Red Sox Pitchers (4.06 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 51.Tavarez
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 2/1.000 3/.666 4/.833 ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· 2/1.000 ··· 570/415 .265/.339/.361/.699 .857/.641 .713 96/.527 23/3 5/26
32.Buscher* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 90/79 .244/.326/.333/.659 .495/.681 .730 53/.634 1/0 2/4
25.Casilla# G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 201/111 .226/.260/.263/.524 .624/.443 .578 40/.468 11/1 0/10
5.Cuddyer G/S/vP 2/2.000 2/3.000 1/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· 2/1.000 2/.000 ··· 2/2.000 1/2.000 619/438 .278/.357/.436/.793 .865/.763 .727 104/.762 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 30/.533 0/0 0/0
48.Hunter G/S/vP 10/.422 2/.000 2/.500 ··· ··· 1/2.000 2/2.000 1/.000 5/.600 10/.422 3/1.334 647/467 .286/.334/.504/.838 .906/.811 .819 109/.632 18/9 28/2
50.Jones* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 80/68 .216/.275/.351/.626 .250/.696 .611 37/.908 1/1 2/1
16.Kubel* G/S/vP 4/1.833 1/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 2/1.000 ··· 4/1.833 ··· 465/381 .271/.334/.446/.780 .667/.804 .790 84/.968 5/0 13/2
23.LeCroy G/S/vP 1/2.000 ··· 1/2.000 ··· ··· 1/5.000 1/.000 ··· 3/1.667 1/2.000 4/.500 17/10 .176/.176/.235/.412 .286/.500 .385 17/.412 0/0 0/1
7.Mauer* G/S/vP 2/.000 2/1.000 2/.000 ··· ··· ··· 1/2.000 4/.250 1/.000 2/.000 1/no AB 472/312 .292/.381/.425/.806 .673/.877 .956 52/.795 7/1 7/1
33.Morneau* G/S/vP 4/1.750 1/2.000 3/1.666 ··· ··· 3/1.167 3/.000 6/.834 4/.750 4/1.750 1/.000 665/441 .273/.344/.494/.838 .697/.912 .859 104/.693 1/1 31/5
8.Punto# G/S/vP 4/.000 4/.000 5/1.200 1/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 2/.500 ··· 4/.000 4/.666 533/359 .211/.290/.272/.563 .486/.604 .583 68/.698 16/6 1/13
55.Redmond G/S/vP 5/.000 ··· 1/.000 2/.000 ··· 2/1.000 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 5/.000 2/.000 297/197 .295/.347/.354/.701 .853/.626 .678 7/.571 0/0 1/0
38.Rodriguez# G/S/vP ··· ··· 2/.500 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· 4/.500 ··· ··· 1/.000 172/134 .221/.282/.305/.588 .540/.609 .496 48/.631 1/0 2/4
12.Tyner* G/S/vP 2/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 2/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· 2/.000 1/no AB 328/259 .286/.331/.355/.687 .607/.706 .702 51/.546 8/3 1/1
24.White G/S/vP 16/.742 ··· 2/.500 6/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 16/.742 9/.666 116/71 .170/.233/.321/.554 .564/.547 .738 31/.706 0/0 4/0
IP 131.2 9.1 43.0 51.0 7.2 40.2 69.0 57.1 54.1 131.2 54.1 TOTAL .265/.330/.392/.722 .714/.726 .737 112/30 118/95
ERA-K/9 5.06/5.3 1.93/5.8 2.09/8.6 3.88/8.8 4.70/5.8 3.10/5.7 2.22/8.2 1.88/13.0 3.81/6.8 5.06/5.3 3.48/5.0 3.87/7.2

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Heintz (13-1-1)
 LeCroy (6-0-0)
 Mauer (21-24-4)
 Redmond (23-16-0)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 590/.281 32/.231 173/.187 218/.249 38/.273 174/.240 272/.202 220/.144 242/.223 590/.281 219/.236 .248  Cuddyer
 Hunter
 Tyner
 Kubel
 Ford
 Jones
 White
0/0/139/18
0/154/0/5
46/17/18/3
84/0/0/2
35/13/3/1
5/0/1/0
15/0/0/0
OPS .780 .630 .575 .676 .914 .695 .561 .457 .716 .780 .674 .707
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 295/.730 15/.583 72/.587 104/.593 23/.963 93/.805 98/.648 124/.381 96/.654 295/.730 91/.506 .700
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 295/.829 17/.670 101/.567 114/.754 15/.833 81/.565 174/.512 96/.555 146/.757 295/.829 128/.792 .713
Home 266/.760 21/.703 85/.702 121/.721 20/1.139 92/.723 138/.632 115/.547 141/.712 266/.760 103/.623 .730
Last 28d days 27/.766 32/.630 40/.468 35/.705 12/.432 27/.833 31/1.186 35/.400 25/.834 27/.766 35/.565
HR/SB/CS 14/0/0 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 7/3/2 151/107/32
Usage ···X··X· ··o·X·X· ··o·X··· ···XX··X ········ o··o···o o·o····· ·o··o··o ···X···· ···X··X· ···o··oo
Boston Red Sox Batters (5.37 RS/G) vs. Minnesota Twins Pitchers (4.49 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 21.Garza
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 13/.160 0/0 0/1
11.Clayton G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 1/.000 1/.000 3/1.667 4/.250 2/.000 ··· 6/1.100 215/152 .247/.297/.335/.632 .633/.632 .588 5/.000 2/1 1/8
13.Cora* G/S/vP ··· 1/2.000 1/3.000 ··· 1/.000 12/.432 ··· 1/2.000 5/.933 230/201 .243/.291/.383/.675 .385/.720 .568 26/.480 1/1 3/5
10.Crisp# G/S/vP 3/.333 1/2.000 ··· ··· 5/2.300 8/.536 ··· ··· 16/.580 588/423 .270/.332/.384/.716 .751/.702 .774 69/.767 28/6 6/1
7.Drew* G/S/vP ··· 1/5.000 ··· ··· 2/.000 2/.500 1/.000 1/.000 1/4.000 552/422 .270/.373/.423/.796 .638/.846 .833 97/1.072 4/2 11/6
46.Ellsbury* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 123/94 .339/.382/.491/.873 .802/.895 .929 100/.870 9/0 3/0
12.Hinske* G/S/vP 5/1.100 ··· ··· ··· 1/2.000 3/.666 1/no AB 1/.000 4/.000 217/192 .205/.318/.400/.718 .760/.713 .888 49/.606 3/0 6/3
32.Kielty# G/S/vP 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 3/.000 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 4/.500 99/39 .224/.293/.294/.587 .633/.516 .429 25/.390 0/0 1/0
25.Lowell G/S/vP 3/.666 1/2.000 ··· ··· 4/1.250 7/.310 2/.000 1/no AB 1/.000 650/470 .326/.380/.503/.883 .849/.896 1.003 107/.843 3/2 21/15
23.Lugo G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· 2/1.000 12/.788 1/.000 1/.000 3/.000 626/451 .236/.293/.349/.642 .651/.639 .743 90/.658 31/6 8/19
28.Mirabelli G/S/vP 2/1.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 2/.000 ··· ··· ··· 4/.250 125/106 .205/.282/.366/.648 .771/.628 .639 8/.250 0/0 5/1
44.Moss* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/3.000 ··· ··· ··· 28/23 .280/.357/.440/.797 .650/.824 .885 16/.975 0/0 0/0
34.Ortiz* G/S/vP 3/.000 ··· ··· ··· 4/4.000 6/.533 1/.000 2/1.000 5/.900 664/454 .333/.446/.623/1.069 .852/1.175 1.134 108/1.348 3/1 35/0
15.Pedroia G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· 2/.500 1/.000 ··· 2/.000 2/.000 578/392 .317/.380/.441/.821 .870/.799 .911 105/.755 7/1 8/6
24.Ramirez G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 6/.000 1/.000 ··· 9/.819 566/405 .295/.387/.493/.880 1.095/.798 .888 18/.882 0/0 20/2
33.Varitek# G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· 4/3.500 4/.250 1/no AB 2/.000 9/.000 515/368 .254/.365/.413/.778 .801/.769 .775 83/.825 1/2 16/6
20.Youkilis G/S/vP 1/2.000 1/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 4/.500 1/.000 1/no AB 3/1.000 622/448 .290/.392/.455/.848 .815/.860 .805 64/.775 4/2 16/3
IP 78.0 11.2 21.0 20.0 88.0 70.2 70.1 28.2 59.2 TOTAL .280/.362/.444/.806 .801/.809 .846 94/24 165/81
ERA-K/9 3.92/7.2 7.71/6.2 4.71/6.0 8.55/3.6 2.35/7.0 1.91/9.5 2.94/9.5 3.14/6.3 5.13/7.4 4.20/6.8

 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 345/.300 54/.365 101/.265 99/.357 351/.220 276/.208 278/.183 115/.232 272/.273 .269  Ramirez
 Crisp
 Drew
 Kielty
 Moss
 Hinske
 Ellsbury
119/0/0/8
0/143/0/7
0/4/133/3
11/1/17/2
13/0/3/1
24/0/12/1
22/15/0/0
OPS .797 .908 .794 1.046 .618 .565 .591 .658 .793 .756
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 173/.883 25/1.129 53/.744 48/1.026 153/.742 134/.603 113/.618 40/.689 132/.915 .812
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 172/.712 29/.724 48/.847 51/1.065 198/.523 142/.530 165/.573 75/.639 140/.677 .709
Road 180/.796 32/1.242 53/.996 53/1.222 157/.598 114/.588 123/.629 51/.598 134/.821 .799
Last 28d days 97/.875 54/.908 26/.985 59/1.141 59/.811 50/.702 36/.906 18/.389 47/.676
HR/SB/CS 8/0/3 2/0/1 2/0/0 5/0/0 9/6/2 4/6/0 7/1/2 2/1/1 9/3/1 184/63/41
Usage ····X··· X··X···· ········ o···X··X ·XX···X· ··X··Xo· ········ ·oo··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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