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Game Preview: MIL @ BOS, 7:05pm, Friday, May 16, 2008 @Fenway Park II

Milwaukee Brewers, 20-21, 4th, 5 GB, 3½ GB in WC

SP: Jeff Suppan (33, RHP, 2-2, 4.63)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. BOS Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (2-2)             46.2  54  27  24  19  21  6    4.63      
 2007 (12-12)          206.2 243 113 106  68 114 18    4.62      
 2006 (12-7)           190   207 100  87  69 104 21    4.12      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         1-2  40.1  48  25  22  17  19  4    4.91   44 
 2008-05-11    STL   W   7     6   1   1   5   4  0     110   60 
 2008-05-06   @FLA   L   5     8   3   3   3   5  1     108   41 
 2008-04-30   @CHC   L   3.2  11  11   8   1   1  1      92    1 
 2008-04-24    PHI  ND   7     5   1   1   3   3  1      92   63 
 2008-04-19   @CIN  ND   6.2   3   2   2   1   3  0      87   62 
 2008-04-13   @NYM  ND   4     9   6   6   2   2  1      79   20 
 2008-04-08    CIN  ND   7     6   1   1   2   1  0      93   60 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.BOS      2-1  29.2  31  17  17  11  14  6    5.16   47 
 2005-06-07    BOS   W   6     6   2   2   1   1  1      90   52 
 2003-06-05    BOS  ND   6     4   3   3   1   6  1      90   57 
 2000-08-25    BOS   W   9     5   2   2   3   3  1     122   69 
 2000-08-04   @BOS  ND   6     8   4   4   2   3  0     105   41 
 2000-05-30   @BOS   L   2.2   8   6   6   4   1  3      81   15 
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   11-9    Road:    9-12   ExtrInn: 5-4 
 vsRHP:  13-17   vsLHP:   7-4    1-Run:   8-4 
 vsEast:  4-7    vsCntrl:12-12   vsWest:  4-2  IL: 0-0 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 41 Thu, May 15   LAD  L   2-7       20-21  4th  5.0 gb
 40 Wed, May 14   LAD  L   4-6       20-20  4th  4.0 gb
 39 Tue, May 13   LAD  W   5-3       20-19  4th  3.0 gb
 38 Mon, May 12   STL  W   8-3       19-19  4th  4.0 gb
 37 Sun, May 11   STL  W   5-3       18-19  4th  4.0 gb
 36 Sat, May 10   STL  L   3-5       17-19  4th  5.0 gb
 35 Fri, May  9   STL  W   4-3       17-18  4th  4.0 gb
 34 Thu, May  8  @FLA  L   2-7       16-18  4th  5.0 gb
 33 Wed, May  7  @FLA  L   2-6       16-17  4th  5.0 gb
 32 Tue, May  6  @FLA  L   0-3       16-16  4th  5.0 gb
 Last 10: 4-6    Last 20: 7-13   Last 30:13-17
Boston Red Sox, 24-19, 2nd, 1 GB, ½ up in WC

SP: Daisuke Matsuzaka (27, RHP, 6-0, 2.45)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. MIL Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (6-0)             47.2  28  13  13  30  40  3    2.45      
 2007 (15-12)          204.2 191 100 100  80 201 25    4.40      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         6-0  42.2  26  11  11  25  34  2    2.32   60 
 2008-05-10   @MIN   W   7     6   2   2   3   7  0      96   61 
 2008-05-05   @DET   W   5     2   1   1   8   1  0     109   52 
 2008-04-30    TOR  ND   7     2   0   0   2   4  0     111   75 
 2008-04-18    TEX   W   5.1   5   3   3   2   4  1     101   48 
 2008-04-13    NYY   W   5     5   4   4   6   2  0     116   37 
 2008-04-08    DET   W   6.2   4   0   0   4   7  0     108   69 
 2008-04-01   @OAK   W   6.2   2   1   1   0   9  1      96   75 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.MIL    Has never faced MIL.
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   14-5    Road:   10-14   ExtrInn: 1-1 
 vsRHP:  18-18   vsLHP:   6-1    1-Run:   7-6 
 vsEast:  8-11   vsCntrl: 8-5    vsWest:  8-3  IL: 0-0 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 43 Wed, May 14  @BAL  L   3-6       24-19  2nd  0.5 gb
 42 Tue, May 13  @BAL  L   4-5       24-18  2nd  0.5 gb
 41 Mon, May 12  @MIN  L   3-7       24-17  1st  0.5 up
 40 Sun, May 11  @MIN  L   8-9       24-16  1st  1.5 up
 39 Sat, May 10  @MIN  W   5-2       24-15  1st  2.5 up
 38 Fri, May  9  @MIN  L   6-7       23-15  1st  2.5 up
 37 Thu, May  8  @DET  W   5-1       23-14  1st  3.5 up
 36 Wed, May  7  @DET  L   9-10      22-14  1st  3.5 up
 35 Tue, May  6  @DET  W   5-0       22-13  1st  3.5 up
 34 Mon, May  5  @DET  W   6-3       21-13  1st  3.5 up
 Last 10: 4-6    Last 20: 9-11   Last 30:17-13
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Sun, Jun 08, 2003 BOS  9 @MIL  1        W:Derek Lowe (6-3), L: Glendon Rusch (1-9), S: none
Sat, Jun 07, 2003 BOS 11 @MIL 10        W:Brandon Lyon (2-2), L: Mike DeJean (2-4), S: Mike Timlin (1)
Fri, Jun 06, 2003 MIL  9  BOS  3        W:Jayson Durocher (2-0), L: Hector Almonte (0-1), S: none
Sun, Sep 14, 1997 BOS  2 @MIL  1        W:Butch Henry (7-2), L: Jose Mercedes (6-10), S: Tom Gordon (8)
Sat, Sep 13, 1997 BOS  2 @MIL  1        W:Tim Wakefield (11-15), L: Scott Karl (10-12), S: Tom Gordon (7)
Fri, Sep 12, 1997 BOS  4 @MIL  2        W:Jeff Suppan (7-2), L: Jeff D'Amico (8-6), S: Tom Gordon (6)
Sun, Sep 07, 1997 BOS 11  MIL  2        W:Butch Henry (6-2), L: Jeff D'Amico (8-5), S: none
Sat, Sep 06, 1997 BOS 10  MIL  2        W:Tim Wakefield (10-15), L: Pete Harnisch (0-2), S: none
Fri, Sep 05, 1997 MIL  7 @BOS  1        W:Cal Eldred (12-12), L: Jeff Suppan (6-2), S: none
Thu, Jun 05, 1997 BOS  2 @MIL  1        W:Tim Wakefield (2-4), L: Ben McDonald (6-4), S: Kerry Lacy (1)
Season Series: 2008 -  0-0; 2007 -  0-0; 2006 -  0-0; All-Time - BOS leads 213-184

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

Stat

Best

Middle

Worst

RS/G

CHC  5.80

CHW  4.51

SDP  3.33

RA/G

CLE  3.49

BOS  4.49

TEX  5.45

BA

A. Pujols  .357

  

R. Weeks  .187

OBP

A. Pujols  .503

  

R. Zimmerman  .268

SLG

C. Utley  .665

  

R. Weeks  .335

OPS

A. Pujols  1.097

  

R. Weeks  .651

ERA

C. Lee  .67

N. Blackburn  3.93

K. Rogers  6.65

K/9IP

E. Volquez  10.62

S. Chacon  6.18

J. Garland  2.01

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Milwaukee Brewers Batters (4.32 RS/G) vs. Boston Red Sox Pitchers (4.49 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 18.Matsuzaka
G/S/vB
53.Aardsma
G/S/vB
17.Delcarmen
G/S/vB
56.Hansen
G/S/vB
48.Lopez*
G/S/vB
37.Okajima*
G/S/vB
58.Papelbon
G/S/vB
50.Timlin
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
8.Braun G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 177/135 .286/.316/.560/.876 .821/.893 .647 115/.992 1/3 10/
25.Cameron G/S/vP 3/.667 ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/3.000 ··· ··· 6/.900 64/55 .190/.266/.379/.645 .111/.731 .776 64/.645 1/0 3/
30.Counsell* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/no AB ··· ··· 1/.000 57/51 .235/.316/.314/.630 .000/.708 .900 40/.475 0/0 0/
27.Dillon G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 26/17 .250/.400/.300/.700 1.333/.393 .917 14/.800 0/0 0/
28.Fielder* G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 174/122 .255/.362/.411/.773 .829/.743 .700 109/.804 0/0 5/
22.Gwynn* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 35/33 .250/.353/.286/.639 2.000/.572 .899 26/.451 2/1 0/
2.Hall G/S/vP ··· 2/.000 ··· ··· 1/2.000 ··· ··· ··· 165/127 .195/.268/.416/.684 1.088/.567 .520 105/.665 1/3 9/
7.Hardy G/S/vP ··· 2/5.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 156/120 .246/.323/.312/.634 .648/.627 .652 99/.706 0/0 1/
1.Hart G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 164/129 .302/.356/.409/.765 .824/.749 .782 102/.789 6/3 1/
33.Kapler G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 2/.500 70/31 .284/.300/.522/.822 .888/.734 .878 40/.450 1/0 4/
18.Kendall G/S/vP 3/.333 ··· 3/1.334 2/2.000 3/1.167 ··· 3/1.000 9/.222 146/116 .283/.366/.378/.743 .727/.748 .656 96/.692 1/1 0/
11.Rivera G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 20/16 .316/.350/.526/.876 .500/.975 .900 11/.773 1/0 1/
23.Weeks G/S/vP ··· 2/.500 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 184/140 .187/.315/.335/.651 .798/.607 .704 114/.620 7/1 5/
IP 47.2 20.1 14.2 5.1 15.2 19.1 18.2 10.0 TOTAL .241/.316/.387/.704 .766/.685 .671 .705 23/12 39/22
ERA-K/9 2.45/7.5 2.21/7.5 6.14/8.6 8.44/6.8 3.45/4.6 0.93/7.5 2.41/11.1 9.00/1.8 4.25/7.0

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Kendall (17-15-3)
 Rivera (6-2-1)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 198/.170 89/.194 68/.288 24/.238 67/.271 74/.191 72/.221 47/.405 .249  Braun
 Hart
 Kapler
 Gwynn
 Cameron
 Dillon
40/0/0/3
0/0/40/2
2/16/5/0
1/6/0/0
0/14/0/0
1/0/0/0
OPS .577 .633 .865 .714 .716 .539 .566 1.159 .714
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 99/.648 38/.645 24/.726 10/.856 34/.583 27/.454 41/.609 22/1.264 .686
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 99/.508 51/.623 44/.946 14/.607 33/.832 47/.589 31/.509 25/1.054 .737
Home 100/.621 47/.725 32/.992 8/.875 43/.781 36/.684 34/.353 19/1.471 .737
Last 28d days 102/.573 46/.694 30/1.027 24/.714 44/.620 49/.649 41/.468 30/.773
HR/SB/CS 3/4/1 0/2/0 2/1/0 1/0/0 1/0/2 2/0/1 1/2/0 3/2/0 37/32/7
Usage ·····X·· ··X·X·o· ··X····o ·o·o···o ·o·Xo··· ·X···oo· ·····XX· ···oX···
Boston Red Sox Batters (5.02 RS/G) vs. Milwaukee Brewers Pitchers (4.83 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 37.Suppan
G/S/vB
38.Gagne
G/S/vB
73.McClung
G/S/vB
58.Mota
G/S/vB
51.Shouse*
G/S/vB
57.Stetter*
G/S/vB
16.Torres
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
22.Casey* G/S/vP 19/.924 12/.650 ··· 2/.000 4/.583 ··· 7/.572 65/56 .345/.415/.448/.864 1.069/.831 .966 28/.929 0/0 0/
36.Cash G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 46/34 .375/.435/.475/.910 1.467/.720 .741 36/1.033 0/0 0/
13.Cora* G/S/vP 7/1.714 1/.000 7/1.000 1/no AB 1/no AB ··· 8/.625 21/17 .474/.524/.526/1.050 1.417/.971 2.000 16/.813 0/0 0/
10.Crisp# G/S/vP ··· 2/.500 11/.384 1/.000 3/.666 ··· 1/.000 96/74 .315/.340/.472/.812 1.165/.715 .917 52/.884 6/0 2/
7.Drew* G/S/vP 19/1.068 4/.750 ··· 6/.167 1/.000 ··· 8/.500 136/110 .296/.397/.426/.823 .842/.818 .688 82/.687 1/1 3/
46.Ellsbury* G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 143/116 .282/.390/.393/.783 .599/.828 1.091 99/.820 15/0 3/
25.Lowell G/S/vP 11/.000 11/.473 4/.000 9/.888 1/5.000 ··· 5/1.400 106/86 .273/.311/.465/.776 .644/.802 .596 72/.899 0/1 4/
23.Lugo G/S/vP 12/1.136 3/.666 ··· 2/1.000 1/no AB ··· 2/1.000 136/111 .285/.348/.341/.690 .624/.705 .782 74/.759 5/2 0/
34.Ortiz* G/S/vP 31/.874 3/.000 12/2.583 2/.500 14/.967 ··· ··· 182/148 .234/.335/.418/.753 .590/.791 .926 110/.999 0/0 7/
15.Pedroia G/S/vP ··· 2/5.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 196/157 .306/.342/.400/.742 .650/.766 .856 116/.707 4/0 1/
24.Ramirez G/S/vP 25/1.250 2/.000 7/2.257 2/5.000 3/.667 ··· 7/1.429 176/151 .308/.386/.551/.938 .769/.965 .905 102/.811 1/0 8/
30.Van Every* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 3/3 .333/.333/.333/.667 /.667 3/.667 0/0 0/
33.Varitek# G/S/vP 17/1.279 2/1.000 8/.542 4/1.000 4/1.833 ··· ··· 126/104 .263/.333/.439/.772 .838/.758 .653 69/.714 0/0 4/
20.Youkilis G/S/vP ··· 3/.000 5/.933 1/2.000 1/no AB ··· ··· 178/152 .318/.393/.591/.984 1.427/.920 .889 106/.966 2/1 8/
IP 46.2 18.2 17.1 17.1 13.0 11.2 26.0 TOTAL .294/.364/.453/.817 .851/.809 .843 .834 34/5 43/23
ERA-K/9 4.63/4.0 6.27/8.7 3.63/10.4 3.63/10.9 2.77/3.5 3.09/12.3 2.77/6.9 4.56/6.7

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Cash (18-3-6)
 Varitek (14-4-0)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 202/.298 90/.284 76/.226 78/.238 50/.217 51/.175 108/.255 .270  Drew
 Ramirez
 Crisp
 Ellsbury
 Van Every
 Lugo
 Youkilis
0/0/32/3
37/0/0/3
0/29/0/2
15/20/7/2
0/1/0/0
1/0/0/0
0/0/1/0
OPS .829 .877 .713 .668 .608 .628 .654 .779
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 98/.737 49/.863 25/1.080 35/.946 27/.407 20/.483 51/.666 .768
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 104/.916 41/.894 51/.536 43/.433 23/.865 31/.715 57/.643 .788
Road 120/.968 43/1.019 47/.498 34/.491 21/.836 28/.558 58/.706 .821
Last 28d days 127/.792 64/.884 45/.554 52/.552 27/.816 51/.628 65/.611
HR/SB/CS 6/2/4 4/0/0 2/2/1 1/2/0 2/0/1 1/0/1 1/1/1 51/23/17
Usage ····X··· ··XX·X·· X······X ·X·o·X·· oo··o·o· X··X·o·o ·oX·X·X·

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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