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Game Preview: BOS @ DET, 7:05pm, Saturday, July 7, 2007 @Comerica Park

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Boston Red Sox, 53-32, 1st, 11 up

SP: Kason Gabbard (25, LHP, 2-0, 5.79)

   2007 Gamelogs / 2007 Splits / vs. DET Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2007 (2-0)             14    15   9   9  11  14  2    5.79      
 2006 (1-3)             25.2  24  11  10  16  15  0    3.51      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         3-2  34.1  37  17  16  24  26  2    4.19   47 
 2007-07-02    TEX   W   5.2   3   3   3   4   5  1     100   52 
 2007-06-26    SEA  ND   3.1   6   4   4   6   2  1      82   28 
 2007-05-20    ATL   W   5     6   2   2   1   7  0     100   53 
 2006-09-12    BAL  ND   4.2   5   0   0   4   2  0      87   52 
 2006-09-05    CHW   W   7     3   0   0   2   6  0      80   75 
 2006-08-28    OAK   L   3.1   6   5   5   5   1  0      86   24 
 2006-07-22    SEA   L   5.1   8   3   2   2   3  0      99   43 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.DET    Has never faced DET.
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   28-14   Road:   25-18   ExtrInn: 1-3 
 vsRHP:  40-20   vsLHP:  13-12   1-Run:  14-10
 vsEast: 19-9    vsCntrl: 9-5    vsWest: 13-12 IL:12-6 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 85 Fri, Jul  6  @DET  L   2-9       53-32  1st 11.0 up
 84 Thu, Jul  5   TBD  W  15-4       53-31  1st 12.0 up
 83 Wed, Jul  4   TBD  W   7-5       52-31  1st 11.5 up
 82 Tue, Jul  3   TBD  W   4-1       51-31  1st 11.0 up
 81 Mon, Jul  2   TEX  W   7-3       50-31  1st 10.5 up
 80 Sun, Jul  1   TEX  L   1-2       49-31  1st 10.5 up
 79 Sat, Jun 30   TEX  L   4-5       49-30  1st 10.5 up
 78 Fri, Jun 29   TEX  W   2-1       49-29  1st 10.5 up
 77 Wed, Jun 27  @SEA  L   1-2 (11)  48-29  1st  9.0 up
 76 Tue, Jun 26  @SEA  L   7-8       48-28  1st 10.0 up
 Last 10: 5-5    Last 20:12-8    Last 30:16-14
Detroit Tigers, 50-34, 1st, Tied

SP: Jeremy Bonderman (24, RHP, 9-1, 3.58)

   2007 Gamelogs / 2007 Splits / vs. BOS Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2007 (9-1)             98    95  45  39  21  89  9    3.58      
 2006 (14-8)           214   214 104  97  64 202 18    4.08      
 2005 (14-13)          189   199 101  96  57 145 21    4.57      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         6-1  45    43  22  18   9  43  5    3.60   55 
 2007-07-01    MIN   W   8     6   0   0   1   7  0     110   76 
 2007-06-25    TEX   L   7     7   4   2   4   9  0     112   56 
 2007-06-20    WSN   W   5     5   3   3   1   4  0      76   48 
 2007-06-15    PHI   W   6     9   5   5   1   5  4     105   38 
 2007-06-09    NYM   W   6     8   6   5   0   4  0      92   38 
 2007-06-03    CLE   W   6.2   4   2   2   2   6  1     106   62 
 2007-05-29    TBD   W   6.1   4   2   1   0   8  0     103   67 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.BOS      3-1  34    30  14  14  16  29  1    3.71   55 
 2006-08-15    BOS  ND   7.2   5   2   2   1   8  1     103   68 
 2006-06-03    BOS   W   7.2   4   2   2   2   6  0      99   67 
 2005-08-17    BOS   W   6.1   9   4   4   4   5  0     106   40 
 2005-05-02    BOS   W   6     8   3   3   5   6  0     112   45 
 2004-08-28    BOS   L   6.1   4   3   3   4   4  0      97   53 
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   23-19   Road:   27-15   ExtrInn: 2-6 
 vsRHP:  33-27   vsLHP:  17-7    1-Run:  15-11
 vsEast: 11-9    vsCntrl:17-15   vsWest:  8-6  IL:14-4 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 84 Fri, Jul  6   BOS  W   9-2       50-34  1st    Tied
 83 Thu, Jul  5   CLE  W  12-3       49-34  2nd  1.0 gb
 82 Wed, Jul  4   CLE  W   6-4       48-34  2nd  2.0 gb
 81 Tue, Jul  3   CLE  L   4-5 (11)  47-34  2nd  3.0 gb
 80 Sun, Jul  1   MIN  W   1-0       47-33  2nd  1.5 gb
 79 Sat, Jun 30   MIN  L   5-8       46-33  2nd  1.5 gb
 78 Fri, Jun 29   MIN  L   1-11      46-32  2nd  0.5 gb
 77 Thu, Jun 28   TEX  W   5-2       46-31  1st  0.5 up
 76 Tue, Jun 26   TEX  L   6-9       45-31  1st    Tied
 75 Mon, Jun 25   TEX  L   3-8       45-30  1st  1.0 up
 Last 10: 5-5    Last 20:13-7    Last 30:20-10
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Fri, Jul 06, 2007 DET  9  BOS  2    W:Andrew Miller (4-2), L: Julian Tavarez (5-7), S: none
Thu, May 17, 2007 BOS  4  DET  2    W:Brendan Donnelly (2-1), L: Wilfredo Ledezma (3-1), S: Hideki Okajima (2)
Thu, May 17, 2007 BOS  2  DET  1    W:Julian Tavarez (2-4), L: Zach Miner (0-1), S: Jonathan Papelbon (11)
Tue, May 15, 2007 DET  7 @BOS  2    W:Justin Verlander (4-1), L: Tim Wakefield (4-4), S: none
Mon, May 14, 2007 BOS  7  DET  1    W:Daisuke Matsuzaka (5-2), L: Nate Robertson (3-3), S: none

Wed, Aug 16, 2006 BOS  6  DET  4    W:David Wells (2-2), L: Justin Verlander (14-6), S: Jonathan Papelbon (32)
Tue, Aug 15, 2006 DET  3 @BOS  2    W:Fernando Rodney (6-3), L: Mike Timlin (5-2), S: Todd Jones (33)
Mon, Aug 14, 2006 DET  7 @BOS  4    W:Nate Robertson (11-8), L: Josh Beckett (13-7), S: Todd Jones (32)
Sun, Jun 04, 2006 BOS  8 @DET  3    W:Matt Clement (5-4), L: Zach Miner (0-1), S: none
Sat, Jun 03, 2006 DET  6  BOS  2    W:Jeremy Bonderman (6-4), L: Tim Wakefield (4-7), S: Fernando Rodney (7)
Season Series: 2007 - BOS leads 3-2; 2006 - Tied 3-3; 2005 - BOS won 6-4; All-Time - BOS leads 999-939

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

DET  5.99

ATL  4.59

WSN  3.65

RA/G

SDP  3.39

CLE  4.76

TBD  6.08

BA

M. Ordonez  .369

A. Boone  .286

R. Langerhans  .167

OBP

B. Bonds  .517

C. Blake  .362

D. Navarro  .241

SLG

A. Rodriguez  .674

G. Atkins  .454

A. Kennedy  .255

OPS

B. Bonds  1.121

F. Thomas  .816

D. Navarro  .501

ERA

C. Young  2.00

C. Schilling  4.20

R. Tejeda  6.70

K/9IP

E. Bedard  10.70

B. Arroyo  6.04

A. Cook  2.72

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Boston Red Sox Batters (5.04 RS/G) vs. Detroit Tigers Pitchers (4.76 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 38.Bonderman
G/S/vB
41.Capellan
G/S/vB
52.Durbin
G/S/vB
49.Grilli
G/S/vB
59.Jones
G/S/vB
43.McBride*
G/S/vB
31.Miner
G/S/vB
44.Seay*
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
55.Bailey G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 4/1 .000/.000/.000/.000 .000/.000 .000 4/.000 0/0 0/0
13.Cora* G/S/vP 12/.788 ··· 4/.500 1/.000 6/.334 2/.500 4/.500 2/2.000 138/122 .281/.331/.455/.786 .580/.814 .999 46/.754 0/1 2/3
10.Crisp# G/S/vP 43/.697 ··· 4/.833 3/2.000 4/.250 2/1.000 6/.334 4/.500 309/229 .266/.322/.388/.710 .856/.659 .726 87/1.022 16/5 5/0
7.Drew* G/S/vP 4/1.500 1/.000 4/1.000 2/4.000 3/1.667 4/.000 ··· ··· 294/216 .263/.374/.401/.775 .685/.808 .774 93/.924 1/2 6/4
12.Hinske* G/S/vP 13/.708 ··· 10/.000 ··· 2/.000 2/.000 2/.000 2/1.500 100/89 .202/.320/.417/.737 .637/.748 .716 32/1.118 0/0 3/3
25.Lowell G/S/vP 6/.000 ··· 4/1.167 1/no AB 9/1.445 1/2.000 3/.666 1/.000 325/227 .307/.360/.532/.892 .838/.915 .734 88/.806 2/0 14/13
23.Lugo G/S/vP 11/.546 ··· 4/1.000 ··· 5/.400 ··· 6/.000 1/4.000 333/242 .190/.263/.279/.542 .719/.478 .395 76/.314 21/2 4/9
28.Mirabelli G/S/vP 8/.625 ··· 1/5.000 ··· ··· 1/no AB 2/.000 1/.000 81/69 .189/.259/.324/.583 .533/.590 .628 24/.592 0/0 3/1
34.Ortiz* G/S/vP 22/.332 ··· 6/.500 2/no AB 4/.500 3/.000 5/.600 2/.500 346/234 .313/.425/.545/.970 .678/1.116 .984 94/.737 1/0 13/0
15.Pedroia G/S/vP ··· ··· 3/.667 ··· ··· 2/1.000 ··· 1/2.000 269/185 .316/.398/.440/.838 .859/.830 .781 99/.828 1/0 3/3
22.Pena G/S/vP 3/1.667 3/.000 4/.500 1/.000 2/.000 3/1.666 ··· ··· 128/75 .216/.289/.379/.668 .798/.577 .932 39/.448 0/1 4/3
24.Ramirez G/S/vP 15/1.159 ··· 8/1.042 2/2.000 11/.964 2/.000 5/.800 4/.000 351/249 .289/.387/.473/.860 1.204/.730 .848 93/.885 0/0 11/1
33.Varitek# G/S/vP 12/.555 ··· 7/.762 ··· 8/.875 3/.333 2/2.000 4/1.167 272/192 .274/.364/.440/.804 .806/.804 .735 82/.803 1/0 8/5
20.Youkilis G/S/vP 12/.250 ··· 3/.666 2/2.000 3/1.666 2/1.000 6/1.834 4/1.750 343/248 .329/.420/.503/.923 .902/.931 .861 85/.808 2/1 9/2
IP 98.0 15.0 86.2 38.1 33.1 18.2 15.0 22.2 TOTAL .275/.359/.438/.797 .819/.788 .764 46/12 85/51
ERA-K/9 3.58/8.2 4.20/7.8 4.26/5.0 6.10/7.0 5.67/4.9 3.86/9.1 1.80/6.0 3.57/5.9 4.36/6.4

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Mirabelli (24-5-5)
 Varitek (26-6-3)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 408/.247 62/.200 378/.265 177/.299 151/.281 89/.233 64/.276 91/.224 .266  Ramirez
 Crisp
 Pena
 Drew
 Hinske
77/0/0/4
0/76/0/3
13/12/23/3
0/0/71/1
11/0/5/0
OPS .661 .656 .774 .830 .734 .700 .695 .617 .763
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 221/.657 19/.576 180/.687 54/.824 85/.818 38/.562 18/.516 45/.365 .738
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 187/.666 43/.689 198/.855 123/.833 66/.623 51/.806 46/.768 46/.870 .778
Home 220/.619 36/.750 141/.913 100/1.060 72/.671 56/.752 14/.749 46/.535 .772
Last 28d days 134/.738 37/.614 82/.809 46/.974 43/.677 31/.611 14/.749 24/.477
HR/SB/CS 9/9/0 3/2/0 14/5/1 4/0/1 1/1/0 2/1/0 0/0/2 1/1/0 89/38/14
Usage ·····X·· ·o·X···· X··X···· ··X···X· ··o··o·· ··oo···X ··XX···· ·X·o··o·
Detroit Tigers Batters (5.99 RS/G) vs. Boston Red Sox Pitchers (3.96 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 61.Gabbard*
G/S/vB
17.Delcarmen
G/S/vB
48.Lopez*
G/S/vB
37.Okajima*
G/S/vB
58.Papelbon
G/S/vB
39.Snyder
G/S/vB
50.Timlin
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
21.Casey* G/S/vP ··· 1/2.000 4/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· 5/.400 283/239 .299/.364/.394/.758 .856/.740 .775 83/.915 1/0 1/1
28.Granderson* G/S/vP ··· 1/no AB 1/2.000 ··· 4/.000 5/.000 ··· 361/290 .289/.342/.559/.901 .449/1.012 .861 109/.848 9/0 12/3
9.Guillen# G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 1/.000 5/.200 311/242 .326/.389/.572/.961 1.165/.919 .957 82/1.189 6/5 13/14
20.Infante G/S/vP ··· ··· 2/1.000 ··· 4/1.250 3/.666 1/3.000 107/60 .301/.327/.350/.677 .740/.627 .736 28/.517 3/0 0/2
15.Inge G/S/vP ··· 1/2.000 1/.000 ··· 4/.750 5/.000 3/.333 302/234 .251/.342/.429/.771 .984/.711 .788 89/.847 5/1 11/9
27.Monroe G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· 3/.666 3/.000 9/.347 288/218 .219/.267/.385/.652 .949/.555 .531 67/.351 0/2 9/1
30.Ordonez G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 2/.000 4/1.167 8/.125 14/.445 357/273 .369/.445/.608/1.053 1.159/1.022 1.037 98/.931 2/0 13/1
14.Polanco G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 3/1.666 2/.000 4/1.000 3/2.500 1/.000 356/267 .338/.383/.439/.822 .819/.823 .924 104/.872 3/2 3/0
58.Rabelo# G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 79/68 .250/.304/.333/.637 .764/.617 .528 20/.550 0/0 0/1
Raburn G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/2.000 ··· 1/1 1.000/1.000/1.000/2.000 /2.000 2.000 1/2.000 0/0 0/0
7.Rodriguez G/S/vP ··· 1/2.000 ··· ··· 4/.000 3/1.667 21/.857 294/211 .285/.299/.448/.747 .795/.728 .773 83/.781 0/2 8/4
3.Sheffield G/S/vP ··· ··· 2/2.000 2/.000 1/.000 2/.500 15/.666 361/279 .302/.410/.550/.960 1.082/.926 1.008 92/1.110 11/4 20/0
33.Thames G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 1/no AB ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 132/76 .244/.288/.512/.800 .905/.721 .869 43/.843 2/1 9/1
IP 14.0 9.1 22.1 41.0 32.0 32.0 21.1 TOTAL .292/.353/.475/.828 .885/.810 .837 42/17 100/51
ERA-K/9 5.79/9.0 1.93/5.8 3.22/5.7 0.88/8.1 1.69/12.7 2.81/7.0 5.06/4.2 3.76/7.1

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Rabelo (8-4-3)
 Rodriguez (30-10-4)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 66/.278 37/.167 99/.256 153/.156 126/.149 142/.233 90/.301 .249  Granderson
 Monroe
 Ordonez
 Sheffield
 Infante
 Thames
 Raburn
0/82/0/7
74/0/0/5
0/0/78/3
7/0/6/1
0/12/6/0
10/0/7/0
0/0/1/0
OPS .853 .478 .757 .403 .476 .673 .883 .706
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 12/1.053 17/.333 54/.811 54/.445 71/.433 58/.419 34/.578 .696
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 54/.802 20/.578 45/.692 99/.381 55/.530 84/.860 56/1.075 .715
Road 21/1.333 19/.387 50/.763 81/.444 64/.275 48/.589 44/1.070 .666
Last 28d days 44/.970 34/.525 41/.804 42/.335 38/.352 54/.567 54/.817
HR/SB/CS 2/0/1 0/1/1 1/0/0 1/1/0 3/2/0 2/3/1 5/0/0 70/50/11
Usage ····X··· o·X··X·o o·o·ooX· ····oo·o ··oo···X XX··X·X· ·X··X·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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