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Game Preview: BOS @ DET, 7:05pm, Monday, May 5, 2008 @Comerica Park

Boston Red Sox, 20-13, 1st, 3 up

SP: Daisuke Matsuzaka (27, RHP, 4-0, 2.52)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. DET Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (4-0)             35.2  20  10  10  19  32  3    2.52      
 2007 (15-12)          204.2 191 100 100  80 201 25    4.40      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         5-0  43.2  26  12  12  21  40  4    2.47   61 
 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 
 2008-03-25   @OAK  ND   5     2   2   2   5   6  1      95   56 
 2007-09-28    MIN   W   8     6   2   2   2   8  1     119   68 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.DET      2-1  20.2  20   7   7   5  16  4    3.05   57 
 2008-04-08    DET   W   6.2   4   0   0   4   7  0     108   69 
 2007-07-08   @DET   L   5    10   6   6   1   4  3      90   26 
 2007-05-14    DET   W   9     6   1   1   0   5  1     124   76 
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   14-5    Road:    6-8    ExtrInn: 1-1 
 vsRHP:  16-12   vsLHP:   4-1    1-Run:   7-2 
 vsEast:  8-9    vsCntrl: 4-1    vsWest:  8-3  IL: 0-0 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 33 Sun, May  4   TBR  W   7-3       20-13  1st  3.0 up
 32 Sat, May  3   TBR  W  12-4       19-13  1st  2.0 up
 31 Fri, May  2   TBR  W   7-3       18-13  1st  1.0 up
 30 Thu, May  1   TOR  L   0-3       17-13  1st    Tied
 29 Wed, Apr 30   TOR  W   2-1       17-12  1st  1.0 up
 28 Tue, Apr 29   TOR  W   1-0       16-12  1st    Tied
 27 Sun, Apr 27  @TBR  L   0-3       15-12  1st    Tied
 26 Sat, Apr 26  @TBR  L   1-2       15-11  1st    Tied
 25 Fri, Apr 25  @TBR  L   4-5 (11)  15-10  1st  0.5 up
 24 Thu, Apr 24   LAA  L   5-7       15-9   1st  1.0 up
 Last 10: 5-5    Last 20:13-7    Last 30:18-12
Detroit Tigers, 14-18, 5th, 3 GB, 4½ GB in WC

SP: Jeremy Bonderman (25, RHP, 2-2, 3.86)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. BOS Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (2-2)             35    33  20  15  23  18  4    3.86      
 2007 (11-9)           174.1 193 105  97  48 145 23    5.01      
 2006 (14-8)           214   214 104  97  64 202 18    4.08      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         2-3  36.1  40  26  21  25  19  4    5.20   42 
 2008-04-30   @NYY   W   7.2   5   2   2   2   1  0     100   60 
 2008-04-24    TEX  ND   4.2   2   2   2   7   7  1     111   52 
 2008-04-19   @TOR   L   5     5   3   2   6   2  1     108   43 
 2008-04-14    MIN  ND   6.1   8   7   4   2   5  0     104   38 
 2008-04-09   @BOS   W   5     5   2   1   4   2  0      90   49 
 2008-04-03    KCR   L   6.1   8   4   4   2   1  2      89   40 
 2007-09-09    SEA   L   1.1   7   6   6   2   1  0      45   15 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.BOS      3-0  34.2  30  12  11  14  30  2    2.86   58 
 2008-04-09   @BOS   W   5     5   2   1   4   2  0      90   49 
 2007-07-07    BOS  ND   8     7   2   2   3   9  1     114   66 
 2006-08-15   @BOS  ND   7.2   5   2   2   1   8  1     103   68 
 2006-06-03    BOS   W   7.2   4   2   2   2   6  0      99   67 
 2005-08-17    BOS   W   6.1   9   4   4   4   5  0     106   40 
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:    6-8    Road:    8-10   ExtrInn: 0-1 
 vsRHP:  10-17   vsLHP:   4-1    1-Run:   1-4 
 vsEast:  6-4    vsCntrl: 4-12   vsWest:  4-2  IL: 0-0 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 32 Sun, May  4  @MIN  L   6-7       14-18  5th  3.0 gb
 31 Sat, May  3  @MIN  L   1-4       14-17  4th  2.0 gb
 30 Fri, May  2  @MIN  L   1-11      14-16  4th  1.5 gb
 29 Thu, May  1  @NYY  W   8-4       14-15  2nd  1.5 gb
 28 Wed, Apr 30  @NYY  W   6-2       13-15  3rd  2.0 gb
 27 Tue, Apr 29  @NYY  W   6-4       12-15  4th  3.0 gb
 26 Sun, Apr 27   LAA  L   2-6       11-15  5th  4.0 gb
 25 Sat, Apr 26   LAA  W   6-4       11-14  5th  3.0 gb
 24 Fri, Apr 25   LAA  L   3-4       10-14  5th  3.5 gb
 23 Thu, Apr 24   TEX  W   8-2       10-13  4th  3.0 gb
 Last 10: 5-5    Last 20:12-8    Last 30:14-16
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Thu, Apr 10, 2008 BOS 12  DET  6        W:Tim Wakefield (1-0), L: Nate Robertson (0-1), S: Jonathan Papelbon (3)
Wed, Apr 09, 2008 DET  7 @BOS  2        W:Jeremy Bonderman (1-1), L: Jon Lester (1-2), S: none
Tue, Apr 08, 2008 BOS  5  DET  0        W:Daisuke Matsuzaka (2-0), L: Kenny Rogers (0-2), S: none

Sun, Jul 08, 2007 DET  6  BOS  5        W:Nate Robertson (5-6), L: Daisuke Matsuzaka (10-6), S: Todd Jones (22)
Sat, Jul 07, 2007 DET  3  BOS  2 (13)   W:Jason Grilli (3-2), L: Jonathan Papelbon (0-2), S: none
Fri, Jul 06, 2007 DET  9  BOS  2        W:Andrew Miller (4-2), L: Julian Tavarez (5-7), S: none
Thu, May 17, 2007 BOS  4  DET  2        W:Brendan Donnelly (2-1), L: Wilfredo Ledezma (3-1), S: Hideki Okajima (2)
Thu, May 17, 2007 BOS  2  DET  1        W:Julian Tavarez (2-4), L: Zach Miner (0-1), S: Jonathan Papelbon (11)
Tue, May 15, 2007 DET  7 @BOS  2        W:Justin Verlander (4-1), L: Tim Wakefield (4-4), S: none
Mon, May 14, 2007 BOS  7  DET  1        W:Daisuke Matsuzaka (5-2), L: Nate Robertson (3-3), S: none
Season Series: 2008 - BOS leads 2-1; 2007 - DET won 4-3; 2006 - Tied 3-3; All-Time - BOS leads 1001-942

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  6.10

MIL  4.58

SFG  3.31

RA/G

TOR  3.66

TBR  4.42

TEX  5.84

BA

  

  

  

OBP

  

  

  

SLG

  

  

  

OPS

  

  

  

ERA

C. Lee  .96

J. Bonderman  3.86

B. Arroyo  8.63

K/9IP

E. Volquez  10.71

R. Halladay  6.00

J. Garland  2.03

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Boston Red Sox Batters (4.91 RS/G) vs. Detroit Tigers Pitchers (5.44 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 38.Bonderman
G/S/vB
41.Cruceta
G/S/vB
59.Jones
G/S/vB
45.Lopez
G/S/vB
31.Miner
G/S/vB
50.Rapada*
G/S/vB
44.Seay*
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
36.Cash G/S/vP 5/1.200 ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 38/29 .313/.395/.406/.801 1.127/.705 .956 35/.779 0/0 0/
10.Crisp# G/S/vP 47/.679 ··· 5/.900 1/2.000 9/.393 ··· 4/.500 70/55 .308/.333/.385/.718 1.303/.566 .515 53/.782 5/0 0/
7.Drew* G/S/vP 10/.900 ··· 5/1.350 ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 102/80 .271/.382/.412/.794 .749/.804 .919 86/.703 0/0 3/
46.Ellsbury* G/S/vP 2/no AB ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 107/88 .291/.415/.442/.857 .610/.915 .542 92/.901 11/0 3/
25.Lowell G/S/vP 9/.000 ··· 11/1.182 2/.000 3/.666 ··· 1/.000 58/46 .204/.259/.278/.536 .633/.512 .481 28/.596 0/1 0/
12.Lowrie# G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 40/31 .286/.333/.371/.705 .929/.647 .607 40/.705 0/0 0/
23.Lugo G/S/vP 13/.616 ··· 6/.334 5/.400 8/.000 ··· 1/4.000 116/94 .290/.339/.346/.685 .618/.700 .565 93/.720 4/2 0/
44.Moss* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 22/18 .286/.318/.571/.890 .833/.889 .875 14/.896 0/0 2/
34.Ortiz* G/S/vP 29/.643 ··· 6/.533 6/1.166 7/.714 ··· 2/.500 133/112 .216/.316/.379/.695 .490/.735 .403 102/.756 0/0 5/
15.Pedroia G/S/vP 7/1.262 ··· 2/2.000 1/.000 1/no AB ··· 1/2.000 151/125 .314/.356/.431/.786 .706/.804 .694 120/.828 4/0 1/
24.Ramirez G/S/vP 22/.935 ··· 12/.878 10/1.475 7/1.238 ··· 4/.000 136/118 .317/.397/.567/.964 .856/.979 1.030 106/1.011 1/0 6/
33.Varitek# G/S/vP 17/.710 ··· 11/1.000 9/.472 2/2.000 ··· 5/.900 92/75 .267/.315/.453/.769 .665/.792 .888 67/.726 0/0 3/
20.Youkilis G/S/vP 15/.200 ··· 4/1.250 2/2.000 6/1.834 ··· 5/1.350 137/118 .307/.401/.500/.901 1.072/.877 .917 111/.886 1/1 3/
IP 35.0 2.1 11.0 18.2 17.1 8.0 9.1 TOTAL .286/.362/.430/.792 .795/.791 .725 .811 26/4 26/18
ERA-K/9 3.86/4.6 0.00/7.8 2.45/4.1 2.41/6.7 8.83/6.2 0.00/7.9 2.89/8.7 5.01/5.7

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Cash (17-3-4)
 Varitek (10-2-0)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 158/.250 8/.000 46/.195 76/.284 83/.304 27/.148 40/.286 .257  Drew
 Ramirez
 Moss
 Crisp
 Ellsbury
 Lugo
0/0/24/3
29/0/0/2
0/0/6/2
0/20/0/1
9/16/4/1
1/0/0/0
OPS .740 .125 .600 .708 .888 .296 .664 .744
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 88/.826 4/.250 25/.653 30/.833 35/.785 16/.500 23/.648 .780
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 70/.635 4/.000 21/.538 46/.625 48/.963 11/.000 17/.686 .718
Home 82/.772 / 23/.490 40/.583 37/.564 6/.000 20/.644 .722
Last 28d days 129/.707 8/.125 40/.696 54/.693 64/.890 27/.296 35/.767
HR/SB/CS 4/2/3 0/0/0 1/0/0 1/1/0 2/1/0 0/0/0 0/0/0 25/12/5
Usage ····X··· o·oo···· ·····o·· ··X····· o··X···X ·X··Xo·· o··o·o··
Detroit Tigers Batters (4.94 RS/G) vs. Boston Red Sox Pitchers (4.33 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
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/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
24.Cabrera G/S/vP 3/.667 2/.000 2/.000 2/.000 ··· 2/.000 6/1.166 2/.000 135/115 .265/.348/.487/.835 1.067/.794 .897 114/.894 1/0 6/
28.Granderson* G/S/vP 7/1.429 ··· 1/no AB 2/1.000 2/.000 4/.000 7/1.000 1/.000 50/49 .317/.440/.805/1.245 .000/1.274 1.190 50/1.245 1/1 5/
9.Guillen# G/S/vP 10/.700 3/1.667 1/.000 2/5.000 3/.000 3/1.000 7/.572 6/.333 117/91 .313/.405/.495/.900 .747/.955 1.200 92/.817 3/0 3/
15.Inge G/S/vP 8/.393 2/.000 3/.666 2/.000 1/no AB 4/.750 6/1.467 5/.200 101/85 .235/.354/.407/.761 .277/.852 1.043 77/.635 1/1 3/
19.Jones* G/S/vP 3/.666 1/2.000 1/no AB 1/.000 1/.000 3/2.667 7/1.000 3/2.000 90/86 .165/.244/.253/.498 .000/.522 .727 75/.502 0/1 1/
30.Ordonez G/S/vP 7/.429 4/1.167 2/3.500 2/.000 3/.333 6/.733 13/.539 15/.414 136/116 .311/.390/.529/.919 .833/.928 1.146 111/.989 0/0 6/
14.Polanco G/S/vP 3/1.167 2/1.000 3/.000 3/1.666 2/.000 4/1.000 20/.944 1/.000 111/94 .250/.345/.375/.720 .912/.690 .394 88/.880 1/0 2/
25.Raburn G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 25/22 .238/.360/.476/.836 .000/.965 1.133 25/.836 0/0 1/
8.Renteria G/S/vP 7/.858 1/.000 4/.000 4/.750 ··· 2/1.000 21/1.313 4/1.500 128/110 .306/.336/.421/.757 1.556/.633 .697 101/.830 1/0 3/
7.Rodriguez G/S/vP 7/.286 2/.000 3/1.334 1/.000 2/1.000 6/.666 20/1.000 22/.909 114/93 .248/.292/.371/.663 .390/.727 .651 91/.725 3/0 1/
39.Santiago# G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/3.000 29/25 .375/.483/.708/1.191 1.250/1.180 1.217 25/1.180 0/0 1/
3.Sheffield G/S/vP 10/1.700 2/.500 2/.000 2/2.000 3/.000 2/.500 36/.907 17/.580 100/82 .185/.340/.309/.649 .347/.720 .624 84/.633 3/0 2/
33.Thames G/S/vP 3/1.666 3/1.666 3/.000 1/no AB 1/2.000 1/.000 4/2.500 3/.333 45/31 .220/.289/.366/.655 .952/.532 .393 37/.709 0/0 2/
IP 35.2 15.2 12.1 12.0 12.2 15.1 10.1 6.1 TOTAL .264/.348/.435/.783 .792/.781 .841 .808 16/3 36/21
ERA-K/9 2.52/8.1 2.87/7.5 7.30/8.8 3.75/5.2 0.71/9.2 1.76/12.4 5.23/4.4 12.79/2.9 4.13/7.2

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Inge (1-0-2)
 Rodriguez (11-5-2)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 144/.164 72/.207 59/.314 55/.277 51/.200 55/.185 49/.325 35/.467 .242  Inge
 Jones
 Granderson
 Thames
 Ordonez
 Raburn
1/10/0/2
23/0/0/1
0/11/0/0
10/0/5/0
0/0/30/0
10/0/2/0
OPS .581 .662 .946 .768 .566 .515 .779 1.315 .722
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 74/.600 31/.692 20/.876 28/.643 17/.732 34/.539 22/1.101 17/1.529 .704
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 70/.562 41/.641 39/.984 27/.870 34/.477 21/.476 27/.515 18/1.071 .738
Road 44/.490 25/.553 27/.885 12/.717 15/.277 21/.786 28/.601 16/1.115 .702
Last 28d days 100/.621 59/.660 42/.971 50/.779 39/.628 42/.476 40/.881 35/1.315
HR/SB/CS 3/4/1 0/2/0 2/1/0 1/0/1 1/0/0 1/0/0 0/3/0 2/2/0 32/27/5
Usage ····X··· ·X·o···· X·o·o··X ··Xo···· X·o·X··· o·o·oo·· ········ ···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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