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Game Preview: MIL @ BOS, 1:35pm, Sunday, May 18, 2008 @Fenway Park II

Milwaukee Brewers, 20-23, 5th, 6 GB, 4 GB in WC

SP: Carlos Villanueva (24, RHP, 2-4, 6.00)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. BOS Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (2-4)             45    59  31  30  13  28 10    6.00      
 2007 (8-5)            114.1 101  52  50  53  99 16    3.94      
 2006 (2-2)             53.2  43  22  22  11  39  8    3.69      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         1-4  39.2  51  29  28  11  22 10    6.35   41 
 2008-05-13    LAD   W   6     8   3   2   0   2  0      83   48 
 2008-05-08   @FLA   L   5    10   7   7   2   6  2      99   23 
 2008-05-02   @HOU   L   5     9   6   6   0   4  4      84   29 
 2008-04-26    FLA  ND   6     6   2   2   0   5  1     105   57 
 2008-04-21    STL  ND   7     3   2   2   4   1  0      98   60 
 2008-04-16   @STL   L   4.2   8   5   5   2   0  2     109   26 
 2008-04-10    CIN   L   6     7   4   4   3   4  1      95   43 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.BOS    Has never faced BOS.
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   11-9    Road:    9-14   ExtrInn: 5-4 
 vsRHP:  13-19   vsLHP:   7-4    1-Run:   8-5 
 vsEast:  4-7    vsCntrl:12-12   vsWest:  4-2  IL: 0-2 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 43 Sat, May 17  @BOS  L   6-7       20-23  5th  6.0 gb
 42 Sat, May 17  @BOS  L   3-5       20-22  5th  6.0 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
 Last 10: 4-6    Last 20: 7-13   Last 30:12-18
Boston Red Sox, 26-19, 1st, Tied

SP: Josh Beckett (28, RHP, 4-3, 4.21)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. MIL Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (4-3)             47    42  23  22  10  47  5    4.21      
 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  47    42  23  22  10  47  5    4.21   55 
 2008-05-13   @BAL   L   5.2  11   5   5   2   5  1      97   30 
 2008-05-08   @DET   W   7     6   1   1   0   8  0     102   69 
 2008-05-03    TBR   W   8     7   4   4   1   5  2     100   56 
 2008-04-27   @TBR   L   7     4   2   1   1  13  1     107   75 
 2008-04-17   @NYY   W   8     6   3   3   1   5  0     105   62 
 2008-04-12    NYY   W   6.2   5   3   3   1   5  0      88   56 
 2008-04-06   @TOR   L   4.2   3   5   5   4   6  1      92   40 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.MIL      0-2  11.1  20  13  12   6  12  2    9.53   35 
 2005-08-23   @MIL   L   3.1   8   7   6   3   3  1      75   18 
 2005-07-05    MIL   L   2     6   3   3   0   4  0      42   36 
 2004-08-15   @MIL  ND   6     6   3   3   3   5  1      92   50 
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   16-5    Road:   10-14   ExtrInn: 1-1 
 vsRHP:  20-18   vsLHP:   6-1    1-Run:   8-6 
 vsEast:  8-11   vsCntrl: 8-5    vsWest:  8-3  IL: 2-0 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 45 Sat, May 17   MIL  W   7-6       26-19  1st    Tied
 44 Sat, May 17   MIL  W   5-3       25-19  1st    Tied
 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
 Last 10: 4-6    Last 20:11-9    Last 30:17-13
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Sat, May 17, 2008 BOS  7  MIL  6        W:Craig Hansen (1-2), L: Salomon Torres (3-1), S: Mike Timlin (1)
Sat, May 17, 2008 BOS  5  MIL  3        W:Daisuke Matsuzaka (7-0), L: Jeff Suppan (2-3), S: Jonathan Papelbon (12)

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
Season Series: 2008 - BOS leads 2-0; 2007 -  0-0; 2006 -  0-0; All-Time - BOS leads 215-184

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  5.84

OAK  4.45

SDP  3.36

RA/G

CLE  3.51

BOS  4.49

TEX  5.43

BA

L. Berkman  .399

  

R. Howard  .184

OBP

A. Pujols  .490

  

R. Zimmerman  .276

SLG

L. Berkman  .816

  

O. Cabrera  .262

OPS

L. Berkman  1.295

  

O. Cabrera  .543

ERA

C. Lee  .67

M. Cain  4.17

K. Rogers  6.65

K/9IP

E. Volquez  10.62

J. Weaver  6.20

J. Garland  2.01

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Milwaukee Brewers Batters (4.33 RS/G) vs. Boston Red Sox Pitchers (4.49 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
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 ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/5.000 ··· 187/144 .287/.316/.562/.877 .801/.899 .674 117/1.023 1/3 11/
25.Cameron G/S/vP 10/.600 1/no AB 1/.000 ··· 2/1.500 ··· 1/.000 6/.900 74/64 .182/.270/.394/.664 .100/.753 .780 74/.664 1/0 4/
30.Counsell* G/S/vP 10/.583 1/no AB ··· 1/3.000 1/no AB ··· ··· 1/.000 61/55 .245/.344/.340/.684 .000/.765 .975 38/.542 1/0 0/
27.Dillon G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/2.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 30/21 .250/.379/.292/.671 1.333/.417 .825 18/.730 0/0 0/
28.Fielder* G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/2.000 2/no AB ··· 1/.000 ··· 184/130 .268/.375/.436/.811 .855/.790 .779 110/.860 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 5/1.000 2/.000 1/.000 1/.000 1/2.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 174/136 .197/.272/.408/.679 1.088/.568 .526 105/.600 1/3 9/
7.Hardy G/S/vP 3/1.334 2/5.000 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 160/124 .239/.314/.303/.617 .648/.606 .621 93/.686 0/0 1/
1.Hart G/S/vP 2/.000 ··· 1/.000 1/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 173/137 .301/.357/.423/.780 .801/.774 .808 102/.783 7/3 2/
33.Kapler G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 3/.333 75/36 .278/.293/.500/.793 .888/.686 .804 42/.476 1/0 4/
18.Kendall G/S/vP 18/.543 ··· 4/1.000 2/2.000 3/1.167 ··· 3/1.000 9/.222 150/120 .277/.362/.369/.732 .727/.733 .638 92/.626 1/1 0/
11.Rivera G/S/vP ··· 2/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 25/21 .292/.320/.458/.778 .500/.833 .733 16/.650 1/0 1/
23.Weeks G/S/vP 5/1.800 3/1.167 ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 194/150 .190/.320/.331/.651 .798/.610 .699 118/.645 7/2 5/
IP 47.0 21.0 16.0 6.1 16.2 19.1 19.2 11.0 TOTAL .241/.318/.390/.707 .763/.691 .681 .708 25/13 42/27
ERA-K/9 4.21/9.0 2.14/7.7 5.63/7.9 7.11/7.1 3.24/4.3 0.93/7.5 2.75/10.5 8.18/1.6 4.14/6.9

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Kendall (17-15-3)
 Rivera (8-3-1)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 192/.235 94/.200 73/.281 31/.250 72/.258 74/.191 76/.222 50/.378 .249  Braun
 Hart
 Kapler
 Gwynn
 Cameron
 Dillon
41/0/0/3
0/0/42/2
3/16/5/0
1/6/0/0
0/16/0/0
1/0/0/0
OPS .629 .648 .830 .715 .702 .539 .604 1.083 .718
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 113/.617 39/.661 24/.726 12/1.144 36/.620 27/.454 42/.594 22/1.264 .701
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 79/.646 55/.638 49/.884 19/.440 36/.762 47/.589 34/.617 28/.926 .731
Home 56/.639 52/.745 37/.908 15/.800 48/.754 36/.684 38/.447 22/1.250 .742
Last 28d days 114/.675 45/.711 32/.973 31/.715 42/.685 49/.649 41/.547 26/.708
HR/SB/CS 5/2/0 0/2/0 2/1/0 1/0/0 1/0/2 2/0/1 2/2/0 3/2/0 40/34/8
Usage ····X··· X···X·X· X···X··· X··o·o·· X··o·Xo· ···X···o o······X o····oX·
Boston Red Sox Batters (5.07 RS/G) vs. Milwaukee Brewers Pitchers (4.88 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 12.Villanueva
G/S/vB
38.Gagne
G/S/vB
47.Jackson*
G/S/vB
73.McClung
G/S/vB
58.Mota
G/S/vB
51.Shouse*
G/S/vB
16.Torres
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
22.Casey* G/S/vP ··· 12/.650 ··· 1/.000 2/.000 4/.583 7/.572 69/60 .355/.420/.468/.888 1.069/.861 .993 25/.962 0/0 0/
36.Cash G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 50/38 .341/.400/.432/.832 1.467/.639 .640 40/.921 0/0 0/
13.Cora* G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 ··· 7/1.000 1/no AB 1/no AB 9/.708 25/21 .409/.480/.455/.935 1.417/.850 .650 20/.718 0/0 0/
10.Crisp# G/S/vP ··· 2/.500 ··· 11/.384 1/.000 3/.666 2/.500 100/78 .315/.347/.478/.825 1.165/.736 .939 56/.903 6/0 2/
7.Drew* G/S/vP ··· 4/.750 ··· 1/.000 6/.167 1/.000 9/.444 144/118 .281/.389/.405/.794 .842/.783 .637 82/.687 1/1 3/
46.Ellsbury* G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 1/3.000 1/.000 152/124 .278/.380/.389/.769 .693/.786 1.016 99/.752 16/0 3/
25.Lowell G/S/vP ··· 11/.473 ··· 4/.000 9/.888 1/5.000 6/1.166 110/90 .282/.318/.505/.823 .644/.858 .781 76/.959 0/1 5/
23.Lugo G/S/vP ··· 3/.666 ··· 1/.000 2/1.000 1/no AB 2/1.000 140/115 .283/.345/.339/.684 .624/.697 .764 75/.748 5/2 0/
34.Ortiz* G/S/vP ··· 3/.000 ··· 13/2.615 2/.500 14/.967 1/.000 190/156 .239/.347/.436/.783 .590/.826 .982 109/1.020 0/0 8/
15.Pedroia G/S/vP ··· 2/5.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 1/.000 205/165 .298/.333/.388/.722 .633/.744 .801 116/.641 5/0 1/
24.Ramirez G/S/vP ··· 2/.000 ··· 8/1.917 2/5.000 3/.667 7/1.429 180/155 .308/.389/.547/.936 .769/.963 .903 98/.774 1/0 8/
33.Varitek# G/S/vP ··· 2/1.000 ··· 9/.873 4/1.000 4/1.833 ··· 130/108 .271/.338/.458/.796 .838/.788 .723 66/.800 0/0 4/
20.Youkilis G/S/vP ··· 3/.000 ··· 6/.750 1/2.000 1/no AB 1/2.000 186/160 .321/.392/.586/.979 1.427/.917 .888 106/.986 2/2 8/
IP 45.0 18.2 19.0 17.1 13.1 28.0 TOTAL .293/.363/.454/.816 .856/.808 .839 .825 36/6 45/27
ERA-K/9 6.00/5.6 6.27/8.7 /0.0 3.79/9.5 3.63/10.9 2.70/3.4 2.57/7.1 4.59/6.5

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Cash (20-3-6)
 Varitek (14-5-0)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 205/.316 90/.284 / 84/.217 78/.238 52/.229 117/.248 .270  Drew
 Ramirez
 Crisp
 Ellsbury
 Youkilis
 Lugo
0/0/34/3
38/0/0/3
0/30/0/2
16/21/7/2
0/0/1/0
1/0/0/0
OPS .912 .877 .696 .668 .644 .642 .781
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 99/.652 49/.863 / 29/1.091 35/.946 28/.500 56/.648 .775
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 106/1.154 41/.894 / 55/.494 43/.433 24/.825 61/.633 .785
Road 73/1.250 43/1.019 / 55/.504 34/.491 23/.895 67/.677 .820
Last 28d days 129/.885 58/.951 / 53/.552 46/.633 27/.736 68/.653
HR/SB/CS 10/3/1 4/0/0 // 2/2/1 1/2/0 2/0/1 1/1/2 53/25/18
Usage ····X··· ····XX·X X·X····· ···X·o·X o·oo··o· X··oX·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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