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Game Preview: NYY @ BOS, 3:55pm, Saturday, April 12, 2008 @Fenway Park II

New York Yankees, 6-5, 1st, ½ up

SP: Mike Mussina (39, RHP, 1-1, 3.09)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. BOS Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (1-1)             11.2  10   5   4   3   5  2    3.09      
 2007 (11-10)          152   188  90  87  35  91 14    5.15      
 2006 (15-7)           197.1 184  88  77  35 172 22    3.51      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         4-2  39.1  45  20  19  10  19  2    4.35   47 
 2008-04-07    TBR   W   6     2   1   1   1   3  1      82   66 
 2008-04-02    TOR   L   5.2   8   4   3   2   2  1      88   39 
 2007-09-28    BAL  ND   5    11   6   6   1   2  0      70   22 
 2007-09-23    TOR   W   7     7   3   3   1   5  0      97   55 
 2007-09-18    BAL   W   7     3   0   0   1   6  0      98   76 
 2007-09-12    TOR   W   5.2   5   0   0   3   1  0      87   57 
 2007-08-27    DET   L   3     9   6   6   1   0  0      72   16 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.BOS      1-1  27.2  41  22  21   8  20  6    6.83   38 
 2007-06-02    BOS  ND   5     9   5   5   4   1  2      90   26 
 2007-05-22    BOS   L   6.2  10   7   7   1   2  2      99   27 
 2006-09-17    BOS  ND   6     7   2   2   1   7  1     104   56 
 2006-08-20    BOS  ND   4     7   3   3   0   2  0      62   38 
 2006-06-05    BOS   W   6     8   5   4   2   8  1     101   44 
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:    4-3    Road:    2-2    ExtrInn: 0-0 
 vsRHP:   5-5    vsLHP:   1-0    1-Run:   2-0 
 vsEast:  5-3    vsCntrl: 1-2    vsWest:  0-0  IL: 0-0 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 11 Fri, Apr 11  @BOS  W   4-1        6-5   1st  0.5 up
 10 Thu, Apr 10  @KCR  W   6-1        5-5   1st    Tied
  9 Wed, Apr  9  @KCR  L   0-4        4-5   5th  0.5 gb
  8 Tue, Apr  8  @KCR  L   2-5        4-4   1st    Tied
  7 Mon, Apr  7   TBR  W   6-1        4-3   1st    Tied
  6 Sun, Apr  6   TBR  W   2-0        3-3   1st    Tied
  5 Sat, Apr  5   TBR  L   3-6        2-3   1st    Tied
  4 Fri, Apr  4   TBR  L   4-13       2-2   1st    Tied
  3 Thu, Apr  3   TOR  W   3-2        2-1   1st    Tied
  2 Wed, Apr  2   TOR  L   2-5        1-1   1st    Tied
 Last 10: 5-5    Last 20: 6-5    Last 30: 6-5 
Boston Red Sox, 5-6, 2nd, ½ GB, ½ GB in WC

SP: Josh Beckett (28, RHP, 0-1, 9.64)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. NYY Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (0-1)              4.2   3   5   5   4   6  1    9.64      
 2007 (20-7)           200.2 189  76  73  40 194 17    3.27      
 2006 (16-11)          204.2 191 120 114  74 158 36    5.01      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         4-3  45.1  45  21  21  11  48  8    4.17   54 
 2008-04-06    TOR   L   4.2   3   5   5   4   6  1      92   40 
 2007-09-27    MIN   L   6    10   5   5   0   6  2      99   38 
 2007-09-21    TBD   W   6     4   1   1   2   8  0     113   66 
 2007-09-15    NYY   W   7     3   1   1   2   7  1     108   72 
 2007-09-09    BAL   W   7     7   2   2   0   8  2     116   63 
 2007-09-04    TOR   W   8     5   3   3   2   7  1     117   65 
 2007-08-29    NYY   L   6.2  13   4   4   1   6  1     110   37 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.NYY      3-1  32.2  37  16  15  13  29  3    4.13   50 
 2007-09-15    NYY   W   7     3   1   1   2   7  1     108   72 
 2007-08-29    NYY   L   6.2  13   4   4   1   6  1     110   37 
 2007-06-03    NYY  ND   6.1   8   4   4   3   5  0     117   43 
 2007-04-21    NYY   W   6.2   9   5   4   2   7  0     106   43 
 2006-09-16    NYY   W   6     4   2   2   5   4  1     112   55 
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:    2-2    Road:    3-4    ExtrInn: 1-0 
 vsRHP:   3-6    vsLHP:   2-0    1-Run:   2-0 
 vsEast:  0-4    vsCntrl: 2-1    vsWest:  3-1  IL: 0-0 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 11 Fri, Apr 11   NYY  L   1-4        5-6   2nd  0.5 gb
 10 Thu, Apr 10   DET  W  12-6        5-5   1st    Tied
  9 Wed, Apr  9   DET  L   2-7        4-5   1st    Tied
  8 Tue, Apr  8   DET  W   5-0        4-4   1st    Tied
  7 Sun, Apr  6  @TOR  L   4-7        3-4   1st    Tied
  6 Sat, Apr  5  @TOR  L   2-10       3-3   1st    Tied
  5 Fri, Apr  4  @TOR  L   3-6        3-2   1st    Tied
  4 Wed, Apr  2  @OAK  W   5-0        3-1   1st    Tied
  3 Tue, Apr  1  @OAK  W   2-1        2-1   2nd  0.5 gb
  2 Wed, Mar 26  @OAK  L   1-5        1-1   1st    Tied
 Last 10: 4-6    Last 20: 5-6    Last 30: 5-6 
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Fri, Apr 11, 2008 NYY  4 @BOS  1        W:Chien-Ming Wang (3-0), L: Mike Timlin (0-1), S: none

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
Season Series: 2008 - NYY leads 1-0; 2007 - NYY won 10-8; 2006 - NYY won 11-8; All-Time - NYY leads 1100-915

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 (3.18 RS/G) vs. Boston Red Sox Pitchers (4.64 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 19.Beckett
G/S/vB
53.Aardsma
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
50.Timlin
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
53.Abreu* G/S/vP 68/.737 1/2.000 2/3.000 18/.410 4/1.167 8/1.125 35/1.207 10/.875 699/532 .283/.369/.445/.814 .678/.857 .725 / 25/8 16/4
14.Betemit# G/S/vP 6/.167 1/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· 2/1.500 2/.000 1/.000 284/233 .229/.333/.454/.787 .670/.815 .657 / 0/0 14/7
28.Cabrera# G/S/vP 23/.712 1/no AB 2/1.000 2/1.500 4/.250 4/1.750 6/1.167 4/1.000 612/445 .273/.327/.391/.718 .641/.747 .746 / 13/5 8/4
24.Cano* G/S/vP 22/1.167 1/.000 4/2.083 4/.250 8/1.375 5/.650 9/.472 6/1.000 669/458 .306/.353/.488/.841 .864/.831 .816 / 4/5 19/13
18.Damon* G/S/vP 23/.685 ··· 1/.000 1/2.000 4/.750 8/.000 15/.748 22/.272 605/448 .270/.351/.396/.747 .705/.762 .750 / 27/3 12/3
11.Ensberg G/S/vP 6/.667 ··· ··· 2/2.500 ··· ··· 12/.878 2/.000 324/205 .230/.320/.404/.724 .830/.661 .860 / 0/1 12/13
25.Giambi* G/S/vP 21/1.257 ··· 2/.500 4/1.250 5/1.400 6/.833 18/.808 20/.483 303/227 .236/.356/.433/.790 .782/.789 .806 / 1/0 14/1
12.Gonzalez G/S/vP ··· 1/3.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/no AB 15/12 .071/.133/.071/.205 .667/.083 .220 / 0/1 0/1
2.Jeter G/S/vP 25/.811 1/.000 2/.000 ··· 3/1.334 10/.522 18/.398 33/.829 714/550 .322/.388/.452/.840 .876/.830 .835 / 15/8 12/18
55.Matsui* G/S/vP 15/.624 1/.000 1/.000 3/.666 6/.900 4/.000 7/.572 8/1.232 634/443 .285/.367/.488/.855 .814/.872 .821 / 4/2 25/3
26.Molina G/S/vP 3/.000 2/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 3/2.500 202/151 .257/.274/.340/.614 .853/.530 .572 / 2/1 1/4
20.Posada# G/S/vP 16/.905 1/.000 4/1.500 4/1.250 7/.143 5/.000 12/1.889 15/.833 589/421 .338/.426/.543/.970 .942/.981 1.007 / 2/0 20/5
13.Rodriguez G/S/vP 26/.885 2/.000 2/.000 2/1.000 4/1.250 6/1.500 20/.666 23/.828 708/532 .314/.422/.645/1.067 .961/1.099 1.101 / 24/4 54/13
IP 200.2 32.1 44.0 40.2 69.0 58.1 134.2 55.1 TOTAL .258/.315/.403/.719 .691/.725 .765 .719 0/2 9/8
ERA-K/9 3.27/8.7 6.40/10.0 2.05/8.4 3.10/5.7 2.22/8.2 1.85/13.0 5.15/5.1 3.42/5.0 4.50/8.0

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

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 822/.245 151/.300 176/.183 174/.240 272/.202 224/.146 604/.281 222/.232 .235  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 .663 .867 .564 .695 .561 .463 .779 .664 .724
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 410/.684 59/.789 73/.578 93/.805 98/.648 126/.400 303/.723 92/.500 .566
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 412/.641 92/.904 103/.555 81/.565 174/.512 98/.543 301/.834 130/.779 .794
Home 458/.683 71/.618 88/.675 92/.723 138/.632 119/.555 280/.758 106/.604 .787
Last 28d days / / / / / / / /
HR/SB/CS 17/14/6 4/0/0 4/2/2 2/0/1 6/5/0 5/4/0 14/0/0 7/3/2 12/7/2
Usage ·····X·· X·X··X·o ·X·X·o·X o·X····o oo·X·o·· ·X···o·· ·Xo···X· o·······

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 (3.91 RS/G) vs. New York Yankees Pitchers (3.64 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 35.Mussina
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 8/1.125 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 2/.000 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 26/.791 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 7/.000 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/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 2/.500 ··· 127/98 .353/.394/.509/.902 .802/.931 .971 / 9/0 3/0
23.Lugo G/S/vP 30/.700 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 60/.759 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 8/.750 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 103/.827 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 65/.371 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 16/.646 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 152.0 50.0 24.0 60.0 55.1 19.0 6.1 71.1 39.2 TOTAL .259/.331/.400/.731 .850/.703 .754 .731 2/3 9/7
ERA-K/9 5.15/5.4 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 3.43/6.7

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

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 656/.311 228/.243 91/.145 266/.256 225/.252 77/.191 26/.208 295/.248 182/.314 .237  Ramirez
 Crisp
 Drew
 Ellsbury
120/0/0/8
0/144/0/7
0/4/133/3
22/16/1/0
OPS .814 .757 .440 .750 .698 .565 .603 .644 .835 .654
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 329/.803 92/1.028 42/.406 132/.824 110/.735 37/.491 15/.733 146/.618 56/.567 .703
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 327/.824 136/.591 49/.469 134/.680 115/.665 40/.626 11/.384 149/.670 126/.959 .614
Road 313/.885 124/.794 55/.541 138/.772 115/.807 50/.533 22/.718 158/.657 84/1.022 .650
Last 28d days / / / / / / / / /
HR/SB/CS 14/24/3 5/4/5 1/1/0 9/9/2 6/2/1 1/1/1 1/0/0 4/2/1 4/5/1 8/14/8
Usage ····X··· ··X·o·X· ·X···X·· ··X·o··X ···oX··X ··X····X ···X··Xo ·X···o·· ··Xo···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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