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Game Preview: NYY @ BOS, 3:55pm, Saturday, July 26, 2008 @Fenway Park II

New York Yankees, 57-45, 3rd, 3 GB, 2 GB in WC

SP: Andy Pettitte (36, LHP, 11-7, 3.86)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. BOS Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (11-7)           133   141  62  57  30 100 13    3.86      
 2007 (15-9)           215.1 238 106  97  69 141 16    4.05      
 2006 (14-13)          214.1 238 114 100  70 178 27    4.20      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         5-2  45.2  39  13  12  10  39  3    2.36   60 
 2008-07-20    OAK   W   8     4   1   1   0   9  0     114   79 
 2008-07-13   @TOR   L   6     8   4   4   1   6  1     107   45 
 2008-07-08    TBR   W   8     4   0   0   0   5  0     114   79 
 2008-07-03    BOS   L   4.2   9   6   5   3   2  0      89   23 
 2008-06-28   @NYM   W   6     5   2   2   3   4  2      87   55 
 2008-06-22    CIN   W   6     4   0   0   2   4  0      97   66 
 2008-06-17    SDP   W   7     5   0   0   1   9  0     103   75 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.BOS      2-1  27    40  20  18   9  18  2    6.00   39 
 2008-07-03    BOS   L   4.2   9   6   5   3   2  0      89   23 
 2007-09-14   @BOS  ND   4     9   5   4   2   5  0     101   29 
 2007-08-28    BOS   W   7     6   3   3   2   6  2     119   57 
 2007-06-03   @BOS  ND   4.1   7   5   5   1   3  0      83   31 
 2007-05-23    BOS   W   7     9   1   1   1   2  0     105   56 
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   33-22   Road:   24-23   ExtrInn: 4-2 
 vsRHP:  40-30   vsLHP:  17-15   1-Run:  20-11
 vsEast: 21-19   vsCntrl:14-15   vsWest: 12-3  IL:10-8 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
102 Fri, Jul 25  @BOS  W   1-0       57-45  3rd  3.0 gb
101 Wed, Jul 23   MIN  W   5-1       56-45  3rd  3.5 gb
100 Tue, Jul 22   MIN  W   8-2       55-45  3rd  3.5 gb
 99 Mon, Jul 21   MIN  W  12-4       54-45  3rd  4.5 gb
 98 Sun, Jul 20   OAK  W   2-1       53-45  3rd  4.5 gb
 97 Sat, Jul 19   OAK  W   4-3 (12)  52-45  3rd  5.5 gb
 96 Fri, Jul 18   OAK  W   7-1       51-45  3rd  5.5 gb
 95 Sun, Jul 13  @TOR  L   1-4       50-45  3rd  6.0 gb
 94 Sat, Jul 12  @TOR  W   9-4       50-44  3rd  5.5 gb
 93 Fri, Jul 11  @TOR  L   0-5       49-44  3rd  6.5 gb
 Last 10: 8-2    Last 20:13-7    Last 30:18-12
Boston Red Sox, 60-44, 2nd, 1 GB, 4 up in WC

SP: Tim Wakefield (41, RHP, 6-7, 3.69)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. NYY Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (6-7)            129.1 103  58  53  47  85 18    3.69      
 2007 (17-12)          189   191 104 100  64 110 22    4.76      
 2006 (7-11)           140   135  80  72  51  90 19    4.63      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         2-3  48.1  30  16  14  11  32  8    2.61   62 
 2008-07-20   @LAA   L   7     6   4   4   0   1  2      94   50 
 2008-07-12    BAL   W   7     2   1   1   1   6  1     100   74 
 2008-07-06   @NYY  ND   6.1   4   3   3   1   5  1      95   57 
 2008-07-01   @TBR   L   7     5   2   1   3   4  0     115   62 
 2008-06-25    ARI   W   7     2   0   0   1   6  0      89   78 
 2008-06-20    STL   L   7     7   4   3   3   4  2     114   50 
 2008-06-14   @CIN  ND   7     4   2   2   2   6  2      89   65 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.NYY      0-4  27    29  27  26  23  17  7    8.67   35 
 2008-07-06   @NYY  ND   6.1   4   3   3   1   5  1      95   57 
 2007-06-01    NYY   L   3.2   5   8   8   6   2  1      81   15 
 2007-05-21   @NYY   L   5     9   6   6   5   2  2     109   22 
 2007-04-28   @NYY   L   5.1   5   3   3   6   3  1     118   43 
 2006-05-23    NYY   L   6.2   6   7   6   5   5  2     114   36 
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   36-12   Road:   24-32   ExtrInn: 5-2 
 vsRHP:  45-38   vsLHP:  15-6    1-Run:  14-17
 vsEast: 20-20   vsCntrl:15-5    vsWest: 14-12 IL:11-7 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
104 Fri, Jul 25   NYY  L   0-1       60-44  2nd  1.0 gb
103 Wed, Jul 23  @SEA  W   6-3 (12)  60-43  2nd  0.5 gb
102 Tue, Jul 22  @SEA  W   4-2       59-43  2nd  0.5 gb
101 Mon, Jul 21  @SEA  W   4-0       58-43  2nd  1.5 gb
100 Sun, Jul 20  @LAA  L   3-5       57-43  2nd  1.5 gb
 99 Sat, Jul 19  @LAA  L   2-4       57-42  2nd  1.5 gb
 98 Fri, Jul 18  @LAA  L   3-11      57-41  2nd  0.5 gb
 97 Sun, Jul 13   BAL  W   2-1       57-40  1st  0.5 up
 96 Sat, Jul 12   BAL  W  12-1       56-40  2nd  0.5 gb
 95 Fri, Jul 11   BAL  L   3-7       55-40  2nd  1.5 gb
 Last 10: 5-5    Last 20:10-10   Last 30:15-15
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Fri, Jul 25, 2008 NYY  1 @BOS  0        W:Joba Chamberlain (3-3), L: Josh Beckett (9-7), S: Mariano Rivera (26)
Sun, Jul 06, 2008 NYY  5  BOS  4 (10)   W:Mariano Rivera (3-3), L: Jonathan Papelbon (3-3), S: none
Sat, Jul 05, 2008 NYY  2  BOS  1        W:Mike Mussina (11-6), L: Justin Masterson (4-3), S: Mariano Rivera (23)
Fri, Jul 04, 2008 BOS  6 @NYY  4        W:Josh Beckett (8-5), L: Darrell Rasner (4-7), S: Jonathan Papelbon (25)
Thu, Jul 03, 2008 BOS  7 @NYY  0        W:Jon Lester (7-3), L: Andy Pettitte (9-6), S: none
Thu, Apr 17, 2008 BOS  7 @NYY  5        W:Josh Beckett (2-1), L: Mike Mussina (1-3), S: none
Wed, Apr 16, 2008 NYY 15  BOS  9        W:LaTroy Hawkins (1-0), L: Julian Tavarez (0-1), S: Brian Bruney (1)
Sun, Apr 13, 2008 BOS  8  NYY  5        W:Daisuke Matsuzaka (3-0), L: Philip Hughes (0-2), S: none
Sat, Apr 12, 2008 BOS  4  NYY  3        W:Josh Beckett (1-1), L: Mike Mussina (1-2), S: Jonathan Papelbon (4)
Fri, Apr 11, 2008 NYY  4 @BOS  1        W:Chien-Ming Wang (3-0), L: Mike Timlin (0-1), S: none
Season Series: 2008 - Tied 5-5; 2007 - NYY won 10-8; 2006 - NYY won 11-8; All-Time - NYY leads 1104-920

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

TEX  5.54

COL  4.61

SDP  3.76

RA/G

OAK  3.74

CLE  4.52

TEX  5.88

BA

C. Jones  .369

D. Mientkiewicz  .285

T. Pena  .152

OBP

C. Jones  .466

D. Uggla  .358

T. Pena  .174

SLG

L. Berkman  .626

R. Vazquez  .470

T. Pena  .201

OPS

L. Berkman  1.066

C. Hart  .821

T. Pena  .375

ERA

J. Duchscherer  1.87

R. Nolasco  3.99

I. Snell  6.10

K/9IP

E. Volquez  9.52

T. Wellemeyer  6.13

K. Rogers  3.48

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New York Yankees Batters (4.66 RS/G) vs. Boston Red Sox Pitchers (4.06 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 49.Wakefield
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
53.Abreu* G/S/vP 25/.724 3/1.667 ··· 21/.348 6/1.100 9/.956 11/.788 429/299 .277/.350/.440/.790 .763/.802 .767 93/.702 13/7 11/
14.Betemit# G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· 4/.750 1/.000 123/87 .250/.279/.414/.692 .669/.702 .625 46/.576 0/1 4/
28.Cabrera# G/S/vP 7/.929 2/1.000 3/1.000 3/1.000 7/.679 7/2.167 6/1.000 388/257 .248/.305/.348/.652 .602/.682 .637 81/.545 7/2 8/
24.Cano* G/S/vP 31/.935 4/2.083 2/1.500 7/.786 9/1.222 8/.661 8/.750 401/279 .265/.300/.390/.690 .859/.617 .575 86/.876 1/3 8/
17.Christian G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 24/7 .286/.375/.381/.756 .878/.452 .686 11/.899 3/1 0/
18.Damon* G/S/vP 61/.886 1/.000 ··· 2/1.000 5/.600 8/.000 22/.272 368/253 .315/.385/.462/.847 .750/.890 .844 43/.717 14/6 6/
11.Gardner* G/S/vP 3/.666 1/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 2/2.000 ··· 68/58 .153/.227/.169/.397 .000/.463 .539 68/.397 5/0 0/
25.Giambi* G/S/vP 104/.720 3/.667 3/2.667 5/.933 7/1.000 8/.583 22/.827 345/236 .255/.397/.529/.926 .906/.936 .844 70/.797 2/1 20/
2.Jeter G/S/vP 99/.784 3/.000 2/.000 ··· 4/1.417 11/.764 34/.847 425/292 .285/.346/.402/.748 .798/.726 .772 97/.771 5/2 6/
19.Moeller G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 2/1.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 78/53 .232/.321/.348/.668 .598/.698 .796 8/.125 0/0 1/
26.Molina G/S/vP 12/.432 2/.000 ··· ··· 2/.500 ··· 5/1.800 202/134 .217/.255/.293/.549 .500/.573 .521 51/.477 0/0 0/
13.Rodriguez G/S/vP 83/.963 5/.000 2/1.000 3/1.167 5/.933 7/1.262 24/.924 351/247 .320/.399/.592/.990 1.002/.986 .830 94/.927 15/1 21/
39.Sexson G/S/vP 20/.450 3/.666 2/.500 5/1.400 1/.000 2/.000 21/.688 303/223 .216/.317/.375/.691 .995/.585 .875 47/.751 1/0 11/
IP 129.1 42.1 28.1 38.0 41.0 44.1 27.0 TOTAL .269/.341/.415/.756 .741/.763 .728 .685 65/25 97/52
ERA-K/9 3.69/5.9 4.46/9.1 5.08/7.6 2.84/5.0 2.63/8.6 2.23/10.6 6.00/5.0 3.76/7.4

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Moeller (12-7-0)
 Molina (28-26-6)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 533/.218 181/.234 133/.237 160/.275 177/.242 172/.211 126/.303 .244  Abreu
 Cabrera
 Damon
 Gardner
 Christian
0/0/97/8
0/98/1/5
68/6/0/1
16/1/0/1
5/0/3/0
OPS .670 .675 .662 .773 .667 .555 .846 .698
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 206/.583 78/.622 54/.730 84/.731 69/.561 95/.560 59/.965 .708
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 327/.726 103/.718 79/.616 76/.814 108/.738 77/.548 67/.740 .688
Home 218/.636 84/.606 70/.700 93/.727 80/.789 86/.465 57/.884 .705
Last 28d days 102/.546 43/.831 28/.747 38/.909 31/.410 33/.689 21/.501
HR/SB/CS 18/21/8 3/6/0 2/1/0 3/1/2 4/0/1 3/2/0 3/3/0 89/72/23
Usage ·····X·· o·X··X·· ··X····o o······X o·oo···· ··ooo··· ·······o
Boston Red Sox Batters (4.97 RS/G) vs. New York Yankees Pitchers (4.16 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 46.Pettitte*
G/S/vB
48.Farnsworth
G/S/vB
38.Giese
G/S/vB
22.Hawkins
G/S/vB
36.Ramirez
G/S/vB
42.Rivera
G/S/vB
30.Robertson
G/S/vB
41.Veras
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
22.Casey* G/S/vP 19/.842 22/1.132 ··· 8/.500 1/.000 3/1.167 ··· ··· 148/121 .356/.412/.452/.864 .984/.835 1.032 34/.845 1/0 0/
36.Cash G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/3.000 ··· 104/83 .234/.298/.362/.660 .873/.607 .670 15/.667 0/0 2/
13.Cora* G/S/vP 2/.000 9/.333 ··· 1/.000 ··· 6/.666 ··· ··· 72/65 .279/.380/.361/.741 1.071/.705 .802 14/.862 0/0 0/
10.Crisp# G/S/vP 19/.701 9/1.375 1/.000 6/.900 ··· 13/.500 1/.000 3/.000 259/206 .252/.312/.391/.704 .897/.652 .772 45/.457 14/3 5/
7.Drew* G/S/vP 24/1.071 16/1.438 1/.000 8/.500 3/.333 5/.800 1/.000 ··· 370/298 .287/.403/.548/.951 .954/.949 .990 92/.797 2/1 18/
46.Ellsbury* G/S/vP 5/1.400 2/.000 1/.000 1/.000 1/.000 4/.250 2/.000 1/.000 398/308 .259/.327/.355/.682 .626/.698 .795 105/.532 35/7 5/
25.Lowell G/S/vP 21/.873 22/.546 ··· 8/.708 3/.000 10/.733 ··· 2/1.500 361/292 .288/.352/.481/.833 .897/.818 .867 98/.804 1/2 13/
12.Lowrie# G/S/vP ··· 1/2.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 78/56 .294/.338/.397/.735 1.029/.616 .628 30/.603 0/0 1/
34.Ortiz* G/S/vP 43/.885 10/.300 ··· 3/.333 ··· 22/.888 ··· 1/no AB 250/201 .252/.352/.481/.833 .597/.892 .976 4/.500 0/0 13/
15.Pedroia G/S/vP 20/.650 3/.666 1/.000 2/1.000 1/.000 6/.333 2/.000 1/.000 467/364 .320/.364/.459/.823 .946/.788 .805 103/1.009 11/1 9/
24.Ramirez G/S/vP 83/1.185 8/.625 1/.000 29/.752 1/.000 43/.568 ··· ··· 403/327 .301/.402/.530/.932 .780/.969 .922 85/1.127 1/0 19/
33.Varitek# G/S/vP 58/.934 5/.900 1/.000 12/.583 1/.000 35/.809 ··· 3/.000 313/248 .215/.297/.351/.648 .735/.626 .691 73/.465 0/0 8/
20.Youkilis G/S/vP 21/1.321 12/1.053 ··· 11/.586 ··· 8/.833 ··· 3/1.334 403/338 .311/.380/.548/.928 1.078/.901 .926 96/.924 3/4 17/
IP 133.0 43.1 24.1 41.0 36.1 46.1 11.1 33.1 TOTAL .279/.355/.443/.798 .826/.791 .843 .772 81/23 113/56
ERA-K/9 3.86/6.8 3.32/8.5 2.59/6.3 5.71/5.0 2.48/10.7 1.17/11.1 1.59/11.2 2.97/8.4 3.94/7.2

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Cash (29-12-11)
 Varitek (43-11-2)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 556/.275 180/.259 99/.198 172/.275 145/.165 169/.168 44/.179 138/.211 .260  Ramirez
 Drew
 Crisp
 Ellsbury
 Youkilis
61/0/0/6
0/1/86/5
0/76/0/3
54/43/12/3
0/0/2/0
OPS .724 .827 .527 .725 .560 .426 .455 .625 .714
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 174/.443 86/.973 59/.504 77/.982 77/.596 88/.361 24/.382 71/.683 .696
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 382/.854 94/.707 40/.558 95/.527 68/.519 81/.499 20/.550 67/.569 .730
Road 268/.747 84/.803 9/.583 77/.747 52/.522 75/.328 16/.598 57/.644 .737
Last 28d days 129/.698 32/.259 24/.390 26/.549 36/.141 45/.564 44/.455 41/.654
HR/SB/CS 13/10/6 10/5/6 1/5/1 3/1/2 3/1/3 2/5/1 0/2/0 4/3/1 84/75/40
Usage ·····X·· o··X··o· ···o···· ··o·X··o ····o·Xo X·o··oX· ···oo·Xo ···o··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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