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Game Preview: BOS @ DET, 1:05pm, Sunday, July 8, 2007 @Comerica Park

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Boston Red Sox, 53-33, 1st, 11 up

SP: Daisuke Matsuzaka (26, RHP, 10-5, 3.53)

   2007 Gamelogs / 2007 Splits / vs. DET Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2007 (10-5)           114.2 100  45  45  37 119  9    3.53      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         3-3  47.2  38  12  12  16  55  2    2.27   64 
 2007-07-03    TBD   W   8     4   0   0   1   9  0     122   82 
 2007-06-27    SEA  ND   8     3   1   1   1   8  0     113   79 
 2007-06-22    SDP   W   6     5   1   1   5   9  0     126   62 
 2007-06-16    SFG   W   7     3   0   0   3   8  0     112   76 
 2007-06-10    ARI   L   6     4   2   2   4   9  0     120   61 
 2007-06-05    OAK   L   7     7   2   2   2   8  1     130   61 
 2007-05-30    CLE   L   5.2  12   6   6   0   4  1     106   25 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.DET      1-0   9     6   1   1   0   5  1    1.00   76 
 2007-05-14    DET   W   9     6   1   1   0   5  1     124   76 
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   28-14   Road:   25-19   ExtrInn: 1-4 
 vsRHP:  40-21   vsLHP:  13-12   1-Run:  14-11
 vsEast: 19-9    vsCntrl: 9-6    vsWest: 13-12 IL:12-6 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 86 Sat, Jul  7  @DET  L   2-3 (13)  53-33  1st 11.0 up
 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
 Last 10: 5-5    Last 20:11-9    Last 30:16-14
Detroit Tigers, 51-34, 1st, Tied

SP: Nate Robertson (29, LHP, 4-6, 4.86)

   2007 Gamelogs / 2007 Splits / vs. BOS Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2007 (4-6)             76    95  43  41  28  46  9    4.86      
 2006 (13-13)          208.2 206  98  89  67 137 29    3.84      
 2005 (7-16)           196.2 202 113  98  65 122 28    4.48      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         1-4  31.1  50  24  24  16  23  6    6.89   38 
 2007-07-03    CLE  ND   5     6   3   3   2   8  0     108   49 
 2007-06-26    TEX  ND   5.1   4   1   1   2   4  0      84   58 
 2007-06-05    TEX   L   0     4   6   6   2   0  1      30   16 
 2007-05-30    TBD   L   5.1   9   4   4   3   3  2      89   34 
 2007-05-25    CLE   L   5.2  10   5   5   3   2  3     101   28 
 2007-05-19    STL   W   5     6   2   2   4   3  0     100   46 
 2007-05-14    BOS   L   5    11   3   3   0   3  0     115   36 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.BOS      1-2  31.1  36  19  18  11  21  3    5.17   46 
 2007-05-14    BOS   L   5    11   3   3   0   3  0     115   36 
 2006-08-14    BOS   W   6     5   3   3   2   5  1     102   53 
 2005-08-28    BOS   L   5.2   9   8   8   3   5  1      97   21 
 2005-08-16    BOS  ND   8     2   2   2   3   5  1      90   72 
 2005-05-04    BOS  ND   6.2   9   3   2   3   3  0      96   46 
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   24-19   Road:   27-15   ExtrInn: 3-6 
 vsRHP:  33-27   vsLHP:  18-7    1-Run:  16-11
 vsEast: 12-9    vsCntrl:17-15   vsWest:  8-6  IL:14-4 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 85 Sat, Jul  7   BOS  W   3-2 (13)  51-34  1st    Tied
 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
 Last 10: 6-4    Last 20:14-6    Last 30:20-10
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Sat, Jul 07, 2007 DET  3  BOS  2 (13)   W:Jason Grilli (3-2), L: Jonathan Papelbon (0-2), S: none
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
Season Series: 2007 - Tied 3-3; 2006 - Tied 3-3; 2005 - BOS won 6-4; All-Time - BOS leads 999-940

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  5.95

ATL  4.59

WSN  3.67

RA/G

SDP  3.41

DET  4.73

TBD  6.10

BA

M. Ordonez  .367

T. Tulowitzki  .286

R. Langerhans  .161

OBP

B. Bonds  .517

J. Morneau  .362

D. Navarro  .237

SLG

A. Rodriguez  .666

J. Encarnacion  .455

A. Kennedy  .252

OPS

B. Bonds  1.115

O. Cabrera  .816

D. Navarro  .492

ERA

C. Young  2.00

C. Schilling  4.20

K. Wells  5.92

K/9IP

E. Bedard  11.02

M. Batista  5.94

A. Cook  2.72

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Boston Red Sox Batters (5.00 RS/G) vs. Detroit Tigers Pitchers (4.73 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 29.Robertson*
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 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 6/3 .000/.000/.000/.000 .000/.000 .000 6/.000 0/0 0/0
13.Cora* G/S/vP ··· ··· 4/.500 1/.000 6/.334 2/.500 4/.500 2/2.000 143/127 .278/.326/.444/.770 .580/.796 .952 46/.754 0/1 2/3
10.Crisp# G/S/vP 32/.923 ··· 4/.833 3/2.000 4/.250 2/1.000 6/.334 4/.500 315/235 .269/.324/.392/.716 .856/.667 .735 88/1.058 16/5 5/0
7.Drew* G/S/vP 3/.000 1/.000 4/1.000 2/4.000 3/1.667 4/.000 ··· ··· 299/220 .262/.371/.397/.768 .675/.802 .762 93/.877 1/2 6/4
12.Hinske* G/S/vP 4/.500 ··· 10/.000 ··· 2/.000 2/.000 2/.000 2/1.500 104/93 .193/.308/.398/.706 .637/.713 .652 32/.952 0/0 3/3
25.Lowell G/S/vP 9/.583 ··· 4/1.167 1/no AB 9/1.445 1/2.000 3/.666 1/.000 331/232 .301/.353/.522/.875 .830/.894 .706 93/.756 2/1 14/13
23.Lugo G/S/vP 6/.666 ··· 4/1.000 ··· 5/.400 ··· 6/.000 1/4.000 335/244 .189/.261/.277/.538 .719/.474 .390 73/.324 21/2 4/9
28.Mirabelli G/S/vP 5/.200 ··· 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 18/.457 ··· 6/.500 2/no AB 4/.500 3/.000 5/.600 2/.500 352/240 .317/.435/.562/.997 .678/1.154 1.037 95/.873 1/0 14/0
15.Pedroia G/S/vP 2/1.000 ··· 3/.667 ··· ··· 2/1.000 ··· 1/2.000 273/189 .319/.400/.454/.854 .859/.851 .813 102/.878 1/0 3/3
22.Pena G/S/vP 3/.666 3/.000 4/.500 1/.000 2/.000 3/1.666 ··· ··· 128/75 .216/.289/.379/.668 .798/.577 .932 38/.461 0/1 4/3
24.Ramirez G/S/vP 16/.625 ··· 8/1.042 2/2.000 11/.964 2/.000 5/.800 4/.000 357/255 .285/.387/.467/.854 1.204/.723 .834 99/.857 0/0 11/1
33.Varitek# G/S/vP 9/1.444 ··· 7/.762 ··· 8/.875 3/.333 2/2.000 4/1.167 278/197 .279/.367/.442/.809 .821/.803 .747 83/.762 1/0 8/5
20.Youkilis G/S/vP 15/1.390 ··· 3/.666 2/2.000 3/1.666 2/1.000 6/1.834 4/1.750 344/248 .328/.419/.502/.921 .892/.931 .856 81/.807 2/1 9/2
IP 76.0 15.0 86.2 39.1 35.1 19.1 16.0 23.0 TOTAL .274/.358/.438/.796 .817/.788 .763 46/13 86/51
ERA-K/9 4.86/5.4 4.20/7.8 4.26/5.0 5.95/7.1 5.35/4.8 3.72/8.9 1.69/6.2 3.52/5.9 4.31/6.5

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Mirabelli (24-5-5)
 Varitek (28-6-3)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 341/.309 62/.200 378/.265 180/.293 159/.282 92/.237 70/.279 92/.221 .266  Ramirez
 Crisp
 Pena
 Drew
 Hinske
78/0/0/4
0/77/0/3
13/12/24/3
0/0/72/1
11/0/5/0
OPS .827 .656 .774 .815 .737 .699 .714 .610 .762
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 76/.742 19/.576 180/.687 55/.808 90/.846 39/.547 21/.633 45/.365 .741
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 265/.850 43/.689 198/.855 125/.819 69/.594 53/.815 49/.747 47/.850 .776
Home 230/.783 36/.750 141/.913 103/1.027 80/.685 59/.747 20/.801 47/.524 .771
Last 28d days 45/.660 37/.614 82/.809 49/.905 47/.714 34/.617 20/.801 25/.457
HR/SB/CS 9/2/1 3/2/0 14/5/1 4/0/1 1/1/0 2/1/0 0/0/2 1/1/0 90/38/15
Usage ····X··· ··o·X··· ·X··X··· o··X···X X··o··o· o··oo··· X··XX··· o·X·o··o
Detroit Tigers Batters (5.95 RS/G) vs. Boston Red Sox Pitchers (3.95 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 18.Matsuzaka
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 3/.000 1/2.000 4/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· 5/.400 283/239 .299/.364/.394/.758 .856/.740 .775 79/.965 1/0 1/1
28.Granderson* G/S/vP 4/1.750 1/no AB 1/2.000 ··· 4/.000 5/.000 ··· 367/290 .284/.336/.549/.885 .412/1.012 .831 113/.789 9/0 12/3
9.Guillen# G/S/vP 4/.500 1/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 1/.000 5/.200 317/244 .325/.391/.568/.959 1.150/.917 .951 83/1.136 7/5 13/15
20.Infante G/S/vP ··· ··· 2/1.000 ··· 4/1.250 3/.666 1/3.000 110/60 .292/.318/.340/.658 .695/.627 .694 28/.517 3/0 0/2
15.Inge G/S/vP 3/.000 1/2.000 1/.000 ··· 4/.750 5/.000 3/.333 307/236 .247/.340/.422/.762 .960/.704 .771 90/.813 5/1 11/9
27.Monroe G/S/vP 4/.000 ··· ··· ··· 3/.666 3/.000 9/.347 293/220 .219/.267/.387/.654 .965/.549 .537 68/.397 0/2 9/1
30.Ordonez G/S/vP 4/.750 ··· 1/.000 2/.000 4/1.167 8/.125 14/.445 363/275 .367/.446/.604/1.050 1.167/1.014 1.031 99/.894 2/0 13/1
14.Polanco G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 3/1.666 2/.000 4/1.000 3/2.500 1/.000 359/267 .335/.380/.435/.815 .792/.823 .908 102/.808 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 4/.500 1/2.000 ··· ··· 4/.000 3/1.667 21/.857 300/214 .289/.303/.449/.752 .791/.736 .783 84/.767 0/2 8/4
3.Sheffield G/S/vP 4/.500 ··· 2/2.000 2/.000 1/.000 2/.500 15/.666 367/281 .297/.406/.541/.947 1.024/.925 .980 93/1.072 12/4 20/0
33.Thames G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 1/no AB ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 137/78 .244/.292/.504/.796 .893/.721 .857 48/.828 2/1 9/1
IP 114.2 10.2 23.0 43.1 32.2 32.0 22.2 TOTAL .290/.352/.471/.823 .867/.808 .827 44/17 100/52
ERA-K/9 3.53/9.3 1.69/6.7 3.13/5.9 0.83/7.7 1.93/12.7 2.81/7.0 4.76/4.0 3.73/7.0

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Rabelo (8-4-3)
 Rodriguez (30-11-4)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 475/.233 41/.147 101/.250 164/.161 130/.154 142/.233 97/.295 .248  Granderson
 Monroe
 Ordonez
 Sheffield
 Infante
 Thames
 Raburn
0/83/0/7
75/0/0/5
0/0/79/3
7/0/6/1
0/12/6/0
10/0/7/0
0/0/1/0
OPS .656 .426 .741 .419 .486 .673 .870 .702
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 228/.662 17/.333 55/.795 56/.428 72/.427 58/.419 35/.599 .693
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 247/.653 24/.477 46/.675 108/.413 58/.559 84/.860 62/1.026 .711
Road 240/.623 23/.317 52/.730 92/.467 68/.306 48/.589 51/1.022 .660
Last 28d days 138/.451 38/.464 43/.762 45/.435 37/.362 54/.567 61/.802
HR/SB/CS 9/8/3 0/2/1 1/0/0 1/1/0 3/3/0 2/3/1 5/0/0 70/52/11
Usage ····X··· Xo·X··X· oo·o·ooX X····oo· o··oo··· ·XX··X·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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