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

Boston Red Sox, 22-13, 1st, 3½ up

SP: Clay Buchholz (23, RHP, 2-2, 3.71)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. DET Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (2-2)             34    31  15  14  14  33  3    3.71      
 2007 (3-1)             22.2  14   6   4  10  22  0    1.59      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         2-3  38.2  36  17  15  16  38  3    3.49   53 
 2008-05-02    TBR   W   5.1   5   1   1   4   6  0      96   56 
 2008-04-26   @TBR   L   8     3   2   2   2   9  1     113   75 
 2008-04-21    TEX   W   6     5   0   0   2   6  0     103   66 
 2008-04-16   @NYY  ND   3.2   8   7   7   1   2  2      85   18 
 2008-04-11    NYY  ND   6     4   1   1   3   3  0      98   60 
 2008-04-05   @TOR   L   5     6   4   3   2   7  0      89   46 
 2007-09-19   @TOR   L   4.2   5   2   1   2   5  0      68   51 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.DET    Has never faced DET.
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   14-5    Road:    8-8    ExtrInn: 1-1 
 vsRHP:  17-12   vsLHP:   5-1    1-Run:   7-2 
 vsEast:  8-9    vsCntrl: 6-1    vsWest:  8-3  IL: 0-0 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 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
 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
 Last 10: 7-3    Last 20:13-7    Last 30:19-11
Detroit Tigers, 14-20, 5th, 3½ GB, 6½ GB in WC

SP: Armando Galarraga (26, RHP, 2-1, 1.88)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. BOS Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (2-1)             24    13   9   5   8  15  1    1.88      
 2007 (0-0)              8.2   8   6   6   7   6  2    6.23      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         2-1  28.2  17  14  10  12  19  2    3.14   55 
 2008-05-02   @MIN   L   6     6   4   2   2   2  0      87   48 
 2008-04-26    LAA  ND   6     3   3   1   2   3  0      82   59 
 2008-04-21   @TOR   W   5.1   3   0   0   4   4  0      85   62 
 2008-04-16   @CLE   W   6.2   1   2   2   0   6  1      81   70 
 2007-09-24    LAA  ND   4.2   4   5   5   4   4  1      87   36 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.BOS    Has never faced BOS.
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:    6-10   Road:    8-10   ExtrInn: 0-1 
 vsRHP:  10-19   vsLHP:   4-1    1-Run:   1-4 
 vsEast:  6-6    vsCntrl: 4-12   vsWest:  4-2  IL: 0-0 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 34 Tue, May  6   BOS  L   0-5       14-20  5th  3.5 gb
 33 Mon, May  5   BOS  L   3-6       14-19  5th  3.5 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
 Last 10: 4-6    Last 20:10-10   Last 30:14-16
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Tue, May 06, 2008 BOS  5 @DET  0        W:Tim Wakefield (3-1), L: Nate Robertson (1-4), S: none
Mon, May 05, 2008 BOS  6 @DET  3        W:Daisuke Matsuzaka (5-0), L: Jeremy Bonderman (2-3), S: Jonathan Papelbon (10)
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)
Season Series: 2008 - BOS leads 4-1; 2007 - DET won 4-3; 2006 - Tied 3-3; All-Time - BOS leads 1003-942

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  5.91

FLA  4.53

SDP  3.36

RA/G

OAK  3.54

KCR  4.44

PIT  5.84

BA

  

  

  

OBP

  

  

  

SLG

  

  

  

OPS

  

  

  

ERA

C. Lee  .96

B. Looper  3.95

C. Sabathia  7.51

K/9IP

C. Billingsley  11.75

T. Redding  6.18

J. Garland  2.03

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Boston Red Sox Batters (4.94 RS/G) vs. Detroit Tigers Pitchers (5.44 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 58.Galarraga
G/S/vB
41.Cruceta
G/S/vB
34.Dolsi
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 ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 42/30 .361/.429/.472/.901 1.467/.679 1.192 39/.890 0/0 0/
10.Crisp# G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 5/.900 1/2.000 9/.393 ··· 4/.500 75/56 .290/.315/.362/.677 1.069/.556 .459 54/.734 5/0 0/
7.Drew* G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 5/1.350 1/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 110/85 .280/.382/.409/.790 .740/.803 .891 90/.702 0/0 3/
46.Ellsbury* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 1/.000 112/92 .275/.396/.418/.814 .578/.870 .483 97/.848 11/0 3/
25.Lowell G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 12/1.084 4/.000 3/.666 ··· 1/.000 68/53 .222/.279/.349/.629 .583/.637 .651 34/.750 0/1 1/
12.Lowrie# G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 40/31 .286/.333/.371/.705 .929/.647 .607 40/.705 0/0 0/
23.Lugo G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/no AB 6/.334 6/.666 8/.000 ··· 1/4.000 124/99 .289/.341/.342/.684 .624/.699 .578 97/.703 4/2 0/
34.Ortiz* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 7/1.262 7/1.000 7/.714 1/2.000 2/.500 143/117 .226/.329/.427/.756 .728/.762 .570 107/.841 0/0 7/
15.Pedroia G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 3/1.167 1/.000 1/no AB 1/3.000 1/2.000 161/130 .299/.340/.415/.755 .689/.771 .640 125/.785 4/0 1/
24.Ramirez G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/5.000 13/.808 12/1.361 7/1.238 ··· 4/.000 146/125 .326/.404/.589/.993 .929/1.004 1.080 111/1.056 1/0 7/
33.Varitek# G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 11/1.000 10/.422 2/2.000 ··· 5/.900 96/79 .258/.313/.438/.751 .665/.770 .844 67/.686 0/0 3/
20.Youkilis G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/no AB 4/1.250 3/1.167 6/1.834 ··· 5/1.350 145/123 .314/.407/.537/.944 1.260/.896 1.006 114/.896 1/1 4/
IP 24.0 2.1 1.2 12.0 21.1 17.1 8.1 9.1 TOTAL .287/.361/.439/.801 .832/.794 .753 .818 26/4 31/19
ERA-K/9 1.88/5.6 0.00/7.8 5.40/5.3 3.00/3.8 2.11/6.8 8.83/6.2 1.08/8.7 2.89/8.7 5.04/5.7

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

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 97/.151 8/.000 8/.167 50/.200 86/.265 83/.304 30/.200 40/.286 .259  Drew
 Ramirez
 Crisp
 Ellsbury
 Lugo
0/0/26/3
31/0/0/2
0/22/0/1
11/17/4/1
1/0/0/0
OPS .503 .125 1.042 .658 .665 .888 .433 .664 .756
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 48/.655 4/.250 2/.000 26/.846 34/.735 35/.785 18/.556 23/.648 .781
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 49/.347 4/.000 6/1.500 24/.469 52/.616 48/.963 12/.250 17/.686 .739
Home 25/.461 / 8/1.042 27/.607 50/.532 37/.564 9/.556 20/.644 .751
Last 28d days 97/.503 8/.125 8/1.042 44/.754 57/.645 64/.890 30/.433 35/.767
HR/SB/CS 1/2/0 0/0/0 1/0/0 2/0/0 1/1/0 2/1/0 0/0/0 0/0/0 30/12/5
Usage ····X··· ··o·oo·· X······· ·o·····o oX··X··· ··o··X·· ·o·X··Xo ··o··o·o
Detroit Tigers Batters (4.74 RS/G) vs. Boston Red Sox Pitchers (4.17 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 61.Buchholz
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
51.Tavarez
G/S/vB
50.Timlin
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
24.Cabrera G/S/vP ··· 2/.000 2/.000 1/no AB 2/.000 ··· 3/.000 6/1.166 2/.000 143/123 .258/.343/.468/.810 1.067/.767 .831 118/.866 1/0 6/
28.Granderson* G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/no AB 1/.000 2/1.000 3/.000 4/.000 7/1.000 2/1.000 59/57 .306/.424/.714/1.138 .000/1.183 1.019 59/1.138 1/1 5/
9.Guillen# G/S/vP ··· 3/1.667 1/.000 2/2.000 2/5.000 3/.000 4/.750 7/.572 7/.286 126/99 .311/.408/.481/.889 .747/.924 1.130 97/.847 3/0 3/
15.Inge G/S/vP ··· 2/.000 3/.666 1/.000 2/.000 1/no AB 4/.750 6/1.467 5/.200 104/88 .226/.343/.393/.736 .277/.819 .968 77/.617 1/1 3/
20.Joyce* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 3/3 .000/.333/.000/.333 /.333 .333 3/.333 0/0 0/
30.Ordonez G/S/vP ··· 4/1.167 2/3.500 2/.000 2/.000 3/.333 7/.619 13/.539 15/.414 144/124 .294/.375/.500/.875 .833/.877 1.027 115/.946 0/0 6/
14.Polanco G/S/vP ··· 2/1.000 3/.000 1/2.000 3/1.666 3/.000 4/1.000 20/.944 2/.000 120/102 .238/.328/.352/.680 .850/.654 .367 93/.811 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 ··· 1/.000 4/.000 1/.000 4/.750 1/.000 2/1.000 21/1.313 4/1.500 135/116 .289/.319/.398/.717 1.467/.600 .619 104/.805 1/0 3/
7.Rodriguez G/S/vP ··· 2/.000 3/1.334 1/.000 1/.000 3/.666 6/.666 20/1.000 22/.909 121/99 .243/.292/.369/.661 .372/.727 .648 94/.750 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 ··· 2/.500 2/.000 2/.500 2/2.000 3/.000 2/.500 36/.907 17/.580 107/89 .176/.346/.294/.640 .347/.704 .606 87/.606 3/0 2/
33.Thames G/S/vP ··· 3/1.666 3/.000 ··· 1/no AB 2/2.000 1/.000 4/2.500 3/.333 46/31 .238/.304/.381/.685 1.026/.532 .494 38/.744 0/0 2/
IP 34.0 15.2 12.1 3.1 12.0 14.0 16.1 10.1 7.1 TOTAL .257/.343/.419/.762 .781/.759 .790 .794 16/3 36/23
ERA-K/9 3.71/8.7 2.87/7.5 7.30/8.8 8.10/8.2 3.75/5.2 0.64/8.4 1.65/11.6 5.23/4.4 11.05/2.5 3.98/7.0

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

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 144/.238 72/.207 59/.314 16/.286 55/.277 56/.200 58/.175 49/.325 38/.455 .236  Inge
 Granderson
 Sheffield
 Ordonez
 Thames
 Raburn
 Joyce
1/10/0/2
0/13/0/0
2/0/0/0
0/0/31/0
10/0/6/0
10/0/2/0
0/0/1/0
OPS .674 .662 .946 .875 .768 .550 .488 .779 1.258 .705
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 87/.564 31/.692 20/.876 7/1.000 28/.643 18/.690 35/.524 22/1.101 19/1.471 .699
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 57/.846 41/.641 39/.984 9/.730 27/.870 38/.479 23/.435 27/.515 19/1.004 .711
Road 73/.728 25/.553 27/.885 8/.833 12/.717 20/.311 24/.685 28/.601 19/1.036 .666
Last 28d days 120/.679 59/.660 37/1.059 16/.875 50/.779 41/.647 45/.444 40/.881 38/1.258
HR/SB/CS 3/0/1 0/2/0 2/1/0 1/0/0 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·· ·oX·o·X· ·oo·o·oo ········ o····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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