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Game Preview: NYY @ BOS, 7:05pm, Friday, April 11, 2008 @Fenway Park II

New York Yankees, 5-5, 2nd, 1½ GB, 1 GB in WC

SP: Chien-Ming Wang (28, RHP, 2-0, 1.38)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. BOS Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (2-0)             13    10   2   2   4   8  0    1.38      
 2007 (19-7)           199.1 199  84  82  59 104  9    3.70      
 2006 (19-6)           218   233  92  88  52  76 12    3.63      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         5-1  46    42  15  14  18  26  2    2.74   55 
 2008-04-06    TBR   W   6     4   0   0   2   6  0      96   68 
 2008-04-01    TOR   W   7     6   2   2   2   2  0      92   57 
 2007-09-26    TBD   W   6     7   2   2   3   6  1      94   53 
 2007-09-21    TOR  ND   7     6   2   1   1   4  0     100   62 
 2007-09-15    BOS   L   5.2   9   5   5   3   3  0      97   31 
 2007-09-09    KCR   W   7     5   3   3   4   4  0      90   55 
 2007-09-04    SEA   W   7.1   5   1   1   3   1  1      86   62 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.BOS      3-2  30.2  33  14  14  15  15  2    4.11   48 
 2007-09-15    BOS   L   5.2   9   5   5   3   3  0      97   31 
 2007-08-30    BOS   W   7     1   0   0   4   5  0     103   76 
 2007-06-01    BOS   W   5.2  10   3   3   2   1  0     112   36 
 2007-05-21    BOS   W   6.1   7   2   2   3   5  0     115   53 
 2007-04-29    BOS   L   6     6   4   4   3   1  2      84   42 
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:    4-3    Road:    1-2    ExtrInn: 0-0 
 vsRHP:   4-5    vsLHP:   1-0    1-Run:   2-0 
 vsEast:  2-1    vsCntrl: 1-2    vsWest:  0-0  IL: 2-2 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 10 Thu, Apr 10  @KCR  W   6-1        5-5   2nd  1.5 gb
  9 Wed, Apr  9  @KCR  L   0-4        4-5   3rd  3.0 gb
  8 Tue, Apr  8  @KCR  L   2-5        4-4   3rd  2.5 gb
  7 Mon, Apr  7   TBR  W   6-1        4-3   3rd  1.5 gb
  6 Sun, Apr  6   TBR  W   2-0        3-3   4th  1.5 gb
  5 Sat, Apr  5   TBR  L   3-6        2-3   5th  1.5 gb
  4 Fri, Apr  4   TBR  L   4-13       2-2   4th  0.5 gb
  3 Thu, Apr  3   TOR  W   3-2        2-1   2nd  0.5 gb
  2 Wed, Apr  2   TOR  L   2-5        1-1   2nd  1.0 gb
  1 Tue, Apr  1   TOR  W   3-2        1-0   1st    Tied
 Last 10: 5-5    Last 20: 5-5    Last 30: 5-5 
Boston Red Sox, 5-5, 2nd, 1½ GB, 1 GB in WC

SP: Clay Buchholz (23, RHP, 0-1, 5.40)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. NYY Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (0-1)              5     6   4   3   2   7  0    5.40      
 2007 (3-1)             22.2  14   6   4  10  22  0    1.59      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         2-2  24.2  19  10   7  10  26  0    2.55   59 
 2008-04-05    TOR   L   5     6   4   3   2   7  0      89   46 
 2007-09-19    TOR   L   4.2   5   2   1   2   5  0      68   51 
 2007-09-01    BAL   W   9     0   0   0   3   9  0     115   93 
 2007-08-17    LAA   W   6     8   4   3   3   5  0      91   44 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.NYY    Has never faced NYY.
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:    2-1    Road:    3-4    ExtrInn: 1-0 
 vsRHP:   3-5    vsLHP:   2-0    1-Run:   2-0 
 vsEast:  0-3    vsCntrl: 2-1    vsWest:  3-1  IL: 0-0 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 10 Thu, Apr 10   DET  W  12-6        5-5   2nd  1.5 gb
  9 Wed, Apr  9   DET  L   2-7        4-5   3rd  3.0 gb
  8 Tue, Apr  8   DET  W   5-0        4-4   3rd  2.5 gb
  7 Sun, Apr  6  @TOR  L   4-7        3-4   5th  2.0 gb
  6 Sat, Apr  5  @TOR  L   2-10       3-3   4th  1.0 gb
  5 Fri, Apr  4  @TOR  L   3-6        3-2   1st    Tied
  4 Wed, Apr  2  @OAK  W   5-0        3-1   1st  1.0 up
  3 Tue, Apr  1  @OAK  W   2-1        2-1   1st    Tied
  2 Wed, Mar 26  @OAK  L   1-5        1-1   1st    Tied
  1 Tue, Mar 25  @OAK  W   6-5 (10)   1-0   1st    Tied
 Last 10: 5-5    Last 20: 5-5    Last 30: 5-5 
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Sun, Sep 16, 2007 NYY  4 @BOS  3        W:Joba Chamberlain , L: Curt Schilling , S: Mariano Rivera 
Sat, Sep 15, 2007 BOS 10  NYY  1        W:Josh Beckett , L: Chien-Ming Wang , S: none
Fri, Sep 14, 2007 NYY  8 @BOS  7        W:Brian Bruney , L: Jonathan Papelbon , S: Mariano Rivera 
Thu, Aug 30, 2007 NYY  5  BOS  0        W:Chien-Ming Wang , L: Curt Schilling , S: none
Wed, Aug 29, 2007 NYY  4  BOS  3        W:Roger Clemens , L: Josh Beckett , S: Mariano Rivera 
Tue, Aug 28, 2007 NYY  5  BOS  3        W:Andy Pettitte , L: Daisuke Matsuzaka , S: Mariano Rivera 
Sun, Jun 03, 2007 NYY  6 @BOS  5        W:Brian Bruney , L: Jonathan Papelbon , S: Mariano Rivera 
Sat, Jun 02, 2007 BOS 11  NYY  6        W:Hideki Okajima , L: Scott Proctor , S: none
Fri, Jun 01, 2007 NYY  9 @BOS  5        W:Chien-Ming Wang , L: Tim Wakefield , S: none
Wed, May 23, 2007 NYY  8  BOS  3        W:Andy Pettitte , L: Curt Schilling , S: none
Season Series: 2008 -  0-0; 2007 - NYY won 10-8; 2006 - NYY won 11-8; All-Time - NYY leads 1099-915

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 2008 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

For the 2007 season

Stat

Best

Middle

Worst

RS/G

NYY  5.98

BAL  4.67

WSN  4.15

RA/G

BOS  4.06

KCR  4.80

TBD  5.83

BA

M. Ordonez  .363

J. Francoeur  .293

J. LaRue  .148

OBP

B. Bonds  .480

J. Varitek  .367

J. LaRue  .240

SLG

C. Ross  .653

T. Tulowitzki  .479

A. Gonzalez  .249

OPS

A. Rodriguez  1.067

G. Sheffield  .839

J. LaRue  .512

ERA

J. Peavy  2.54

A. Pettitte  4.05

S. Olsen  5.81

K/9IP

E. Bedard  10.93

G. Meche  6.50

A. Cook  3.31

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NOTE: Team stats shown are for the 2008 season. Player Stats for the 2007 season. We will switch to 2008 stats on May 1st.

New York Yankees Batters (3.10 RS/G) vs. Boston Red Sox Pitchers (4.70 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 61.Buchholz
G/S/vB
53.Aardsma
G/S/vB
30.Corey
G/S/vB
17.Delcarmen
G/S/vB
48.Lopez*
G/S/vB
37.Okajima*
G/S/vB
58.Papelbon
G/S/vB
51.Tavarez
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
53.Abreu* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 2/3.000 17/.435 4/1.167 8/1.125 35/1.207 699/532 .283/.369/.445/.814 .678/.857 .725 / 25/8 16/4
14.Betemit# G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 2/1.500 2/.000 284/233 .229/.333/.454/.787 .670/.815 .657 / 0/0 14/7
28.Cabrera# G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/no AB 2/1.000 2/1.500 3/.333 4/1.750 6/1.167 612/445 .273/.327/.391/.718 .641/.747 .746 / 13/5 8/4
24.Cano* G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 4/2.083 4/.250 7/1.572 5/.650 9/.472 669/458 .306/.353/.488/.841 .864/.831 .816 / 4/5 19/13
18.Damon* G/S/vP ··· ··· 2/1.000 1/.000 1/2.000 4/.750 8/.000 15/.748 605/448 .270/.351/.396/.747 .705/.762 .750 / 27/3 12/3
11.Ensberg G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/no AB ··· 2/2.500 ··· ··· 12/.878 324/205 .230/.320/.404/.724 .830/.661 .860 / 0/1 12/13
25.Giambi* G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 2/.500 3/1.167 5/1.400 6/.833 18/.808 303/227 .236/.356/.433/.790 .782/.789 .806 / 1/0 14/1
12.Gonzalez G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 15/12 .071/.133/.071/.205 .667/.083 .220 / 0/1 0/1
2.Jeter G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 2/1.500 2/.000 ··· 3/1.334 10/.522 18/.398 714/550 .322/.388/.452/.840 .876/.830 .835 / 15/8 12/18
55.Matsui* G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 1/no AB 1/.000 2/1.000 6/.900 4/.000 7/.572 634/443 .285/.367/.488/.855 .814/.872 .821 / 4/2 25/3
26.Molina G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 202/151 .257/.274/.340/.614 .853/.530 .572 / 2/1 1/4
20.Posada# G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 ··· 4/1.500 3/.667 7/.143 5/.000 12/1.889 589/421 .338/.426/.543/.970 .942/.981 1.007 / 2/0 20/5
13.Rodriguez G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 1/3.000 2/.000 1/.000 4/1.250 6/1.500 20/.666 708/532 .314/.422/.645/1.067 .961/1.099 1.101 / 24/4 54/13
IP 22.2 32.1 9.1 44.0 40.2 69.0 58.1 134.2 TOTAL .253/.310/.392/.702 .678/.707 .726 .702 0/2 8/7
ERA-K/9 1.59/8.7 6.40/10.0 1.93/5.8 2.05/8.4 3.10/5.7 2.22/8.2 1.85/13.0 5.15/5.1 4.55/8.3

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Molina (31-13-4)
 Posada (102-32-13)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 88/.184 151/.300 32/.231 176/.183 174/.240 272/.202 224/.146 604/.281 .228  Cabrera
 Abreu
 Matsui
 Damon
 Betemit
18/131/5/16
0/0/157/6
112/0/0/6
32/48/1/3
1/0/1/0
OPS .508 .867 .630 .564 .695 .561 .463 .779 .707
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 53/.603 59/.789 15/.583 73/.578 93/.805 98/.648 126/.400 303/.723 .548
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 35/.362 92/.904 17/.670 103/.555 81/.565 174/.512 98/.543 301/.834 .768
Home 57/.467 71/.618 21/.703 88/.675 92/.723 138/.632 119/.555 280/.758 .755
Last 28d days / / / / / / / /
HR/SB/CS 0/0/0 4/0/0 0/1/0 4/2/2 2/0/1 6/5/0 5/4/0 14/0/0 11/7/2
Usage ·····X·· ·X··X·o· ·o···Xo· X·X·o·X· ·X····o· o·X·o··· X···o··· Xo···X··

NOTE: Team stats shown are for the 2008 season. Player Stats for the 2007 season. We will switch to 2008 stats on May 1st.

Boston Red Sox Batters (4.20 RS/G) vs. New York Yankees Pitchers (3.90 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 40.Wang
G/S/vB
33.Bruney
G/S/vB
62.Chamberlain
G/S/vB
48.Farnsworth
G/S/vB
21.Hawkins
G/S/vB
31.Kennedy
G/S/vB
39.Ohlendorf
G/S/vB
42.Rivera
G/S/vB
61.Traber*
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
22.Casey* G/S/vP 10/.200 2/1.000 ··· 21/1.191 6/.666 ··· ··· 2/.500 4/.500 496/425 .296/.353/.393/.746 .929/.716 .794 / 2/2 4/2
36.Cash G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 33/18 .111/.242/.148/.391 .354/.421 .138 / 0/0 0/1
13.Cora* G/S/vP 18/.722 6/.666 1/.000 9/.333 1/.000 ··· ··· 6/.666 ··· 232/203 .246/.298/.386/.684 .385/.730 .588 / 1/1 3/5
10.Crisp# G/S/vP 25/.668 6/1.000 2/.000 7/1.166 5/.800 ··· 1/.000 11/.546 ··· 591/426 .268/.330/.382/.712 .751/.697 .765 / 28/6 6/1
7.Drew* G/S/vP 12/.258 3/.000 2/.000 13/1.811 6/.334 ··· 1/.000 2/1.000 ··· 552/422 .270/.373/.423/.796 .638/.846 .833 / 4/2 11/6
46.Ellsbury* G/S/vP 1/2.000 1/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 2/.500 ··· 127/98 .353/.394/.509/.902 .802/.931 .971 / 9/0 3/0
23.Lugo G/S/vP 36/.532 6/1.000 1/.000 16/.467 2/.000 ··· 1/.000 17/.627 3/2.334 630/455 .237/.294/.349/.643 .651/.640 .745 / 33/6 8/19
34.Ortiz* G/S/vP 36/1.416 1/no AB 3/.000 10/.300 2/.500 ··· ··· 21/.931 ··· 667/457 .332/.445/.621/1.066 .852/1.171 1.128 / 3/1 35/0
15.Pedroia G/S/vP 10/1.000 4/.500 2/1.500 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 4/.500 ··· 581/395 .317/.380/.442/.823 .870/.800 .912 / 7/1 8/6
24.Ramirez G/S/vP 26/1.518 3/.666 ··· 7/.715 27/.810 ··· ··· 41/.565 1/no AB 569/408 .296/.388/.493/.881 1.095/.801 .891 / 0/0 20/2
33.Varitek# G/S/vP 18/.417 3/1.167 ··· 4/1.167 9/.555 ··· 1/.000 33/.861 ··· 518/371 .255/.367/.421/.787 .801/.782 .794 / 1/2 17/6
20.Youkilis G/S/vP 30/1.009 4/.500 2/no AB 10/1.278 7/.629 ··· ··· 6/.533 ··· 625/451 .288/.390/.453/.843 .815/.854 .797 / 4/2 16/3
IP 199.1 50.0 24.0 60.0 55.1 19.0 6.1 71.1 39.2 TOTAL .276/.351/.419/.770 .850/.749 .887 .770 2/3 8/7
ERA-K/9 3.70/4.7 4.68/7.0 0.38/12.8 4.80/7.2 3.42/4.7 1.89/7.1 2.84/12.9 3.15/9.3 4.76/6.1 3.68/7.1

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

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 823/.265 228/.243 91/.145 266/.256 225/.252 77/.191 26/.208 295/.248 182/.314 .252  Ramirez
 Crisp
 Drew
 Ellsbury
120/0/0/8
0/144/0/7
0/4/133/3
22/16/1/0
OPS .692 .757 .440 .750 .698 .565 .603 .644 .835 .688
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 430/.764 92/1.028 42/.406 132/.824 110/.735 37/.491 15/.733 146/.618 56/.567 .729
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 393/.613 136/.591 49/.469 134/.680 115/.665 40/.626 11/.384 149/.670 126/.959 .655
Road 380/.750 124/.794 55/.541 138/.772 115/.807 50/.533 22/.718 158/.657 84/1.022 .764
Last 28d days / / / / / / / / /
HR/SB/CS 9/14/7 5/4/5 1/1/0 9/9/2 6/2/1 1/1/1 1/0/0 4/2/1 4/5/1 7/14/8
Usage ····X··· ·X·o·X·o X···X··o ·X·o··X· ··oX··X· ·X····X· ··X··Xo· X···o··o ·Xo···oo

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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