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Game Preview: BOS @ DET, 7:05pm, Thursday, May 8, 2008 @Comerica Park

Boston Red Sox, 22-14, 1st, 3½ up

SP: Josh Beckett (28, RHP, 3-2, 4.19)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. DET Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (3-2)             34.1  25  17  16   8  34  4    4.19      
 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  46.1  39  23  22  10  48  6    4.27   56 
 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 
 2007-09-27    MIN   L   6    10   5   5   0   6  2      99   38 
 2007-09-21   @TBD   W   6     4   1   1   2   8  0     113   66 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.DET      0-1   6     6   5   5   4   6  0    7.50   42 
 2006-08-14    DET   L   6     6   5   5   4   6  0     104   42 
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   14-5    Road:    8-9    ExtrInn: 1-1 
 vsRHP:  17-13   vsLHP:   5-1    1-Run:   7-3 
 vsEast:  8-9    vsCntrl: 6-2    vsWest:  8-3  IL: 0-0 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 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
 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
 Last 10: 7-3    Last 20:13-7    Last 30:19-11
Detroit Tigers, 15-20, 5th, 3½ GB, 3½ GB in WC

SP: Justin Verlander (25, RHP, 1-5, 6.28)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. BOS Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (1-5)             43    42  35  30  20  25  6    6.28      
 2007 (18-6)           201.2 181  88  82  67 183 20    3.66      
 2006 (17-9)           186   187  78  75  60 124 21    3.63      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         1-5  43    42  35  30  20  25  6    6.28   42 
 2008-05-03   @MIN   L   7     7   4   4   2   5  1     117   50 
 2008-04-27    LAA   L   5.2   7   6   6   4   3  0     100   30 
 2008-04-22    TEX   W   6     6   1   1   2   3  1     110   57 
 2008-04-17   @CLE   L   5     7   5   5   4   1  1     104   30 
 2008-04-12   @CHW   L   7.2   4   6   6   4   3  1     115   46 
 2008-04-06    CHW   L   5.2   7   9   4   3   4  1     109   30 
 2008-03-31    KCR  ND   6     4   4   4   1   6  1      97   53 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.BOS      1-1  13.2  12   7   7   7   9  2    4.61   51 
 2007-05-15   @BOS   W   7.2   6   2   2   0   7  1     120   66 
 2006-08-16   @BOS   L   6     6   5   5   7   2  1     104   35 
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:    7-10   Road:    8-10   ExtrInn: 0-1 
 vsRHP:  11-19   vsLHP:   4-1    1-Run:   2-4 
 vsEast:  7-6    vsCntrl: 4-12   vsWest:  4-2  IL: 0-0 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 35 Wed, May  7   BOS  W  10-9       15-20  5th  3.5 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
 Last 10: 4-6    Last 20:10-10   Last 30:15-15
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Wed, May 07, 2008 DET 10  BOS  9        W:Todd Jones (1-0), L: Jonathan Papelbon (2-1), S: none
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)
Season Series: 2008 - BOS leads 4-2; 2007 - DET won 4-3; 2006 - Tied 3-3; All-Time - BOS leads 1003-943

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  5.74

TEX  4.51

SDP  3.32

RA/G

TOR  3.54

TBR  4.45

PIT  5.70

BA

  

  

  

OBP

  

  

  

SLG

  

  

  

OPS

  

  

  

ERA

C. Lee  .81

H. Kuroda  3.95

C. Sabathia  7.51

K/9IP

E. Volquez  11.06

B. Backe  6.13

J. Garland  2.03

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Boston Red Sox Batters (5.06 RS/G) vs. Detroit Tigers Pitchers (5.54 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 35.Verlander
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 10/.777 ··· 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 3/.666 1/no AB 1/.000 6/1.417 1/.000 ··· ··· 2/1.500 115/89 .281/.391/.417/.808 .842/.797 .920 91/.722 1/0 3/
46.Ellsbury* G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 1/.000 1/2.000 1/.000 1/.000 117/97 .281/.397/.417/.813 .578/.865 .514 98/.853 13/0 3/
25.Lowell G/S/vP 6/.750 1/5.000 1/.000 13/1.231 4/.000 3/.666 ··· 1/.000 73/58 .250/.301/.426/.728 .583/.757 .810 39/.913 0/1 2/
12.Lowrie# G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 44/35 .263/.302/.342/.644 .929/.580 .478 44/.644 0/0 0/
23.Lugo G/S/vP 7/.453 1/no AB 1/no AB 6/.334 6/.666 9/.000 ··· 1/4.000 128/103 .293/.354/.353/.708 .624/.728 .632 98/.703 4/2 0/
34.Ortiz* G/S/vP 6/2.167 1/.000 ··· 7/1.262 7/1.000 8/.625 1/2.000 2/.500 148/122 .233/.331/.434/.765 .728/.773 .602 108/.882 0/0 7/
15.Pedroia G/S/vP ··· 1/2.000 1/.000 3/1.167 1/.000 1/no AB 1/3.000 1/2.000 162/130 .304/.344/.419/.763 .689/.771 .659 121/.805 4/0 1/
24.Ramirez G/S/vP 6/.334 ··· 1/5.000 14/.748 12/1.361 8/1.292 ··· 4/.000 151/130 .316/.397/.571/.969 .929/.975 1.027 112/1.022 1/0 7/
33.Varitek# G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 ··· 12/.917 10/.422 2/2.000 ··· 6/.733 101/83 .247/.307/.419/.726 .627/.749 .791 68/.649 0/0 3/
20.Youkilis G/S/vP 7/1.286 1/.000 1/no AB 5/1.000 3/1.167 6/1.834 ··· 5/1.350 150/128 .317/.407/.579/.986 1.260/.945 1.086 114/.997 1/1 6/
IP 43.0 3.2 1.2 13.0 21.1 18.1 8.1 9.2 TOTAL .288/.363/.446/.809 .838/.803 .774 .832 29/4 34/20
ERA-K/9 6.28/5.2 4.91/9.7 5.40/5.3 2.77/4.2 2.11/6.8 9.33/5.9 1.08/8.7 2.79/8.4 5.16/5.8

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

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 195/.251 16/.154 8/.167 55/.204 86/.265 88/.301 30/.200 42/.297 .261  Drew
 Ramirez
 Crisp
 Ellsbury
 Lugo
0/0/27/3
32/0/0/2
0/23/0/1
12/18/4/1
1/0/0/0
OPS .762 .697 1.042 .679 .665 .875 .433 .708 .766
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 91/.819 9/.476 2/.000 28/.835 34/.735 38/.775 18/.556 24/.756 .781
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 104/.713 7/.952 6/1.500 27/.530 52/.616 50/.953 12/.250 18/.646 .756
Home 106/.748 8/1.333 8/1.042 32/.650 50/.532 42/.574 9/.556 22/.732 .771
Last 28d days 142/.776 16/.697 8/1.042 43/.750 57/.645 69/.874 30/.433 33/.919
HR/SB/CS 6/2/1 1/1/0 1/0/0 2/0/0 1/1/0 2/2/0 0/0/0 0/0/0 33/15/5
Usage ····X··· X··o·oo· ·X······ o·o····· ·oX··X·· X··o··X· ··o·X··X o··o··o·
Detroit Tigers Batters (4.89 RS/G) vs. Boston Red Sox Pitchers (4.33 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
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/.333 2/.000 1/no AB 2/.000 1/2.000 3/.000 6/1.166 2/.000 148/127 .260/.351/.465/.816 1.113/.765 .841 118/.879 1/0 6/
28.Granderson* G/S/vP 4/1.000 ··· 1/no AB 1/.000 3/.666 3/.000 5/.000 8/.875 2/1.000 65/62 .273/.385/.636/1.021 .000/1.076 .850 65/1.021 1/1 5/
9.Guillen# G/S/vP 3/.333 3/1.667 1/.000 2/2.000 2/5.000 4/.000 4/.750 8/.500 7/.286 131/103 .315/.408/.477/.885 .713/.927 1.099 97/.802 3/0 3/
15.Inge G/S/vP 3/1.000 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 72/.634 1/1 3/
20.Joyce* G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/2.000 1/2.000 ··· 8/8 .286/.375/.286/.661 /.661 .661 8/.661 0/0 0/
30.Ordonez G/S/vP 3/.333 5/.900 2/3.500 2/.000 2/.000 4/.833 7/.619 13/.539 15/.414 149/128 .305/.383/.504/.886 .899/.881 1.039 115/.970 0/1 6/
14.Polanco G/S/vP 19/.566 2/1.000 3/.000 1/2.000 4/1.250 3/.000 5/1.200 21/.998 2/.000 126/107 .270/.352/.387/.739 .797/.730 .507 94/.896 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 16/.606 2/.000 4/.000 1/.000 4/.750 1/.000 3/.666 22/1.313 4/1.500 140/121 .280/.309/.386/.696 1.467/.579 .582 104/.719 1/0 3/
7.Rodriguez G/S/vP ··· 2/.000 3/1.334 1/.000 2/.000 3/.666 7/.666 21/1.095 22/.909 126/103 .252/.298/.383/.681 .356/.757 .688 94/.777 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 16/.837 3/.667 2/.000 2/.500 2/2.000 4/.000 2/.500 37/.943 17/.580 112/93 .202/.366/.315/.681 .328/.759 .704 87/.683 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 35/.658 0/0 2/
IP 34.1 16.2 12.1 3.1 13.0 15.0 17.0 11.1 7.1 TOTAL .263/.347/.421/.768 .773/.768 .800 .794 16/4 36/23
ERA-K/9 4.19/8.9 2.70/7.0 7.30/8.8 8.10/8.2 3.46/4.8 0.60/8.4 1.59/11.1 7.15/4.0 11.05/2.5 4.10/7.0

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Inge (1-0-2)
 Rodriguez (14-5-2)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 135/.200 77/.197 59/.314 16/.286 58/.260 60/.222 63/.197 56/.370 38/.455 .243  Inge
 Granderson
 Sheffield
 Ordonez
 Thames
 Raburn
 Joyce
1/10/0/2
0/14/0/0
3/0/0/0
0/0/32/0
10/0/6/0
10/0/2/0
0/0/1/0
OPS .590 .650 .946 .875 .725 .581 .521 .868 1.258 .713
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 83/.553 32/.667 20/.876 7/1.000 29/.618 18/.690 37/.550 25/1.044 19/1.471 .694
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 52/.650 45/.639 39/.984 9/.730 29/.809 42/.532 26/.480 31/.720 19/1.004 .729
Road 79/.556 30/.540 27/.885 8/.833 15/.564 24/.432 29/.730 35/.769 19/1.036 .686
Last 28d days 113/.569 57/.686 37/1.059 16/.875 47/.636 45/.679 50/.490 44/.961 38/1.258
HR/SB/CS 4/2/0 0/2/0 2/1/0 1/0/0 1/0/1 1/0/1 1/0/0 0/3/0 2/2/0 32/27/6
Usage ····X··· X···X·o· ···X·o·o ··X····· o····Xo· o·oX·o·X X·oo·o·o X······· ·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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