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Game Preview: BOS @ MIN, 8:10pm, Friday, May 9, 2008 @Hubert H Humphrey Metrodome

Boston Red Sox, 23-14, 1st, 3½ up

SP: Jon Lester (24, LHP, 2-2, 3.94)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. MIN Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (2-2)             45.2  42  20  20  26  27  6    3.94      
 2007 (4-0)             63    61  33  32  31  50 10    4.57      
 2006 (7-2)             81.1  91  43  43  43  60  7    4.76      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         2-1  41.2  37  16  16  23  23  5    3.46   52 
 2008-05-04    TBR   W   6     4   1   1   3   5  1     112   62 
 2008-04-29    TOR  ND   8     1   0   0   4   6  0      97   82 
 2008-04-23    LAA  ND   5     9   4   4   2   1  2      80   32 
 2008-04-19    TEX  ND   6.1  10   3   3   2   5  1     106   44 
 2008-04-14   @CLE  ND   4.1   5   4   4   5   3  0      97   35 
 2008-04-09    DET   L   5.1   5   4   4   4   0  1      97   38 
 2008-04-02   @OAK   W   6.2   3   0   0   3   3  0      94   68 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.MIN    Has never faced MIN.
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   14-5    Road:    9-9    ExtrInn: 1-1 
 vsRHP:  18-13   vsLHP:   5-1    1-Run:   7-3 
 vsEast:  8-9    vsCntrl: 7-2    vsWest:  8-3  IL: 0-0 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 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
 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
 Last 10: 8-2    Last 20:13-7    Last 30:20-10
Minnesota Twins, 17-16, 1st, 1 up

SP: Boof Bonser (26, RHP, 2-4, 4.29)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. BOS Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (2-4)             42    43  23  20   9  27  4    4.29      
 2007 (8-12)           173   199 108  98  65 136 27    5.10      
 2006 (7-6)            100.1 104  50  47  24  84 18    4.22      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         2-4  42    43  23  20   9  27  4    4.29   50 
 2008-05-04    DET  ND   6     8   6   5   0   5  1      99   39 
 2008-04-29    CHW   W   7     6   1   1   1   8  1     104   68 
 2008-04-23   @OAK   L   6     3   2   2   4   2  0     100   56 
 2008-04-17    TBR   L   4     7   7   6   2   0  1      72   20 
 2008-04-12   @KCR   W   6     3   0   0   2   4  0      89   68 
 2008-04-06    KCR   L   7     8   3   3   0   4  0      91   53 
 2008-04-01    LAA   L   6     8   4   3   0   4  1      89   46 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.BOS      2-0  12    13   5   5   2   7  2    3.75   52 
 2007-09-27   @BOS   W   5     6   3   3   2   2  1      97   43 
 2006-09-20   @BOS   W   7     7   2   2   0   5  1      81   60 
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   11-6    Road:    6-10   ExtrInn: 1-1 
 vsRHP:  13-11   vsLHP:   4-5    1-Run:   7-4 
 vsEast:  1-1    vsCntrl:13-8    vsWest:  3-7  IL: 0-0 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 33 Thu, May  8  @CHW  L   2-6       17-16  1st  1.0 up
 32 Wed, May  7  @CHW  W  13-1       17-15  1st  1.5 up
 31 Tue, May  6  @CHW  L   1-7       16-15  1st  1.0 up
 30 Sun, May  4   DET  W   7-6       16-14  1st  1.5 up
 29 Sat, May  3   DET  W   4-1       15-14  1st  0.5 up
 28 Fri, May  2   DET  W  11-1       14-14  2nd  0.5 gb
 27 Wed, Apr 30   CHW  W   4-3       13-14  2nd  1.5 gb
 26 Tue, Apr 29   CHW  W   3-1       12-14  2nd  2.5 gb
 25 Sun, Apr 27  @TEX  L   0-10      11-14  3rd  3.5 gb
 24 Sat, Apr 26  @TEX  W  12-6       11-13  3rd  2.5 gb
 Last 10: 7-3    Last 20:11-9    Last 30:16-14
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Sun, Sep 30, 2007 MIN  3 @BOS  2        W:Matt Garza (5-7), L: Julian Tavarez (7-11), S: Joe Nathan (37)
Sat, Sep 29, 2007 BOS  6  MIN  4        W:Tim Wakefield (17-12), L: Nick Blackburn (0-2), S: Hideki Okajima (5)
Fri, Sep 28, 2007 BOS  5  MIN  2        W:Daisuke Matsuzaka (15-12), L: Kevin Slowey (4-1), S: Jonathan Papelbon (37)
Thu, Sep 27, 2007 MIN  5 @BOS  4        W:Boof Bonser (8-12), L: Josh Beckett (20-7), S: Joe Nathan (36)
Sun, May 06, 2007 BOS  4 @MIN  3        W:Curt Schilling (4-1), L: Sidney Ponson (2-4), S: Jonathan Papelbon (10)
Sat, May 05, 2007 MIN  2  BOS  1        W:Johan Santana (4-2), L: Julian Tavarez (1-3), S: Joe Nathan (8)
Fri, May 04, 2007 BOS  2 @MIN  0        W:Tim Wakefield (3-3), L: Carlos Silva (2-2), S: Jonathan Papelbon (9)
Thu, Sep 21, 2006 BOS  6  MIN  0        W:Josh Beckett (16-10), L: Johan Santana (18-6), S: none
Wed, Sep 20, 2006 MIN  8 @BOS  2        W:Boof Bonser (6-5), L: Craig Hansen (2-2), S: none
Tue, Sep 19, 2006 MIN  7 @BOS  3        W:Matt Garza (2-5), L: Tim Wakefield (7-10), S: none
Season Series: 2008 -  0-0; 2007 - BOS won 4-3; 2006 - MIN won 5-1; All-Time - BOS leads 934-910

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

ARI  5.74

TEX  4.53

SDP  3.34

RA/G

OAK  3.58

CHC  4.44

PIT  5.65

BA

  

  

  

OBP

  

  

  

SLG

  

  

  

OPS

  

  

  

ERA

C. Lee  .81

H. Kuroda  3.95

C. Sabathia  7.51

K/9IP

E. Volquez  11.06

R. Dempster  6.07

J. Garland  2.03

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Boston Red Sox Batters (5.05 RS/G) vs. Minnesota Twins Pitchers (4.36 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 26.Bonser
G/S/vB
60.Bass
G/S/vB
28.Crain
G/S/vB
54.Guerrier
G/S/vB
41.Korecky
G/S/vB
36.Nathan
G/S/vB
17.Neshek
G/S/vB
37.Reyes*
G/S/vB
39.Rincon
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
36.Cash G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 4/.500 1/.000 42/30 .361/.429/.472/.901 1.467/.679 1.192 35/.940 0/0 0/
10.Crisp# G/S/vP 3/.000 ··· 5/.500 5/2.300 ··· 8/.536 ··· 7/.286 16/.580 79/60 .315/.338/.384/.721 1.069/.621 .561 53/.713 5/0 0/
7.Drew* G/S/vP 3/1.167 ··· 2/.000 2/.000 ··· 2/.500 1/.000 10/.633 1/4.000 120/94 .277/.383/.406/.789 .842/.774 .874 91/.654 1/0 3/
46.Ellsbury* G/S/vP 2/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/2.000 ··· ··· ··· 122/101 .290/.397/.420/.817 .649/.854 .545 102/.850 13/0 3/
25.Lowell G/S/vP 6/.000 ··· 1/2.000 4/1.250 ··· 7/.310 2/.000 3/.000 1/.000 78/63 .260/.308/.425/.732 .583/.761 .808 44/.900 0/1 2/
12.Lowrie# G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 44/35 .263/.302/.342/.644 .929/.580 .478 44/.644 0/0 0/
23.Lugo G/S/vP 2/.000 ··· 1/.000 2/1.000 ··· 13/.840 1/.000 7/1.238 3/.000 132/107 .286/.351/.345/.696 .624/.713 .612 97/.703 4/2 0/
34.Ortiz* G/S/vP 6/2.833 ··· 3/.667 4/4.000 ··· 6/.533 1/.000 4/.250 5/.900 153/126 .239/.333/.440/.774 .699/.790 .630 108/.902 0/0 7/
15.Pedroia G/S/vP 6/1.334 ··· ··· 2/.500 ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/2.000 2/.000 167/134 .301/.339/.412/.751 .667/.762 .642 121/.776 4/0 1/
24.Ramirez G/S/vP 3/.000 ··· 3/.333 1/.000 ··· 6/.000 1/.000 3/3.333 9/.819 151/130 .316/.397/.571/.969 .929/.975 1.027 108/1.017 1/0 7/
33.Varitek# G/S/vP 6/1.250 ··· 1/.000 4/3.500 ··· 4/.250 1/no AB 5/1.600 9/.000 105/87 .253/.324/.421/.745 .627/.771 .821 72/.679 0/0 3/
20.Youkilis G/S/vP ··· ··· 2/.500 1/.000 ··· 4/.500 1/.000 ··· 3/1.000 155/133 .313/.400/.588/.988 1.260/.949 1.081 114/1.003 1/1 7/
IP 42.0 22.0 9.2 18.1 3.2 13.0 13.1 9.0 11.0 TOTAL .290/.364/.446/.810 .836/.804 .777 .825 29/4 35/20
ERA-K/9 4.29/5.8 3.68/3.7 5.59/6.5 3.44/5.9 4.91/4.9 0.69/9.7 4.73/10.2 0.00/5.0 4.91/9.0 4.10/5.7

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

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 178/.257 100/.264 41/.270 82/.264 16/.308 51/.208 56/.240 31/.143 48/.250 .270  Drew
 Ramirez
 Crisp
 Ellsbury
 Lugo
0/0/28/3
32/0/0/2
0/24/0/1
13/18/4/1
1/0/0/0
OPS .683 .825 .828 .735 .899 .547 .751 .404 .722 .747
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 79/.705 30/.756 12/.250 31/.651 10/.929 27/.630 22/.823 21/.293 19/.924 .740
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 99/.666 70/.852 29/1.088 51/.784 6/.833 24/.458 34/.703 10/.650 29/.584 .752
Home 129/.778 39/.821 15/.414 38/.476 / 35/.410 27/.564 19/.433 24/.655 .671
Last 28d days 124/.638 63/.820 33/.833 63/.744 16/.899 39/.562 40/.749 24/.304 34/.763
HR/SB/CS 4/4/0 4/1/1 2/0/1 2/3/1 0/0/0 1/2/0 2/0/0 0/1/1 2/1/0 36/15/8
Usage ····X··· X····X·· ··X··o·· X···X·o· ··X····· ····oX·· o····X·· o······· X·····o·
Minnesota Twins Batters (4.24 RS/G) vs. Boston Red Sox Pitchers (4.24 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 31.Lester*
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
5.Cuddyer G/S/vP ··· 3/.333 1/.000 1/3.000 ··· 2/1.000 3/.000 4/1.250 2/1.000 66/46 .274/.318/.387/.705 .753/.683 .712 48/.765 3/1 1/
12.Everett G/S/vP ··· 1/2.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 10/.650 1/.000 42/34 .175/.195/.225/.420 .571/.389 .390 19/.632 0/0 0/
22.Gomez G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 126/91 .279/.302/.418/.720 1.106/.571 .725 86/.708 13/2 2/
23.Harris G/S/vP 10/.889 ··· 4/.500 ··· 2/1.000 2/1.000 2/.000 4/.250 1/.000 125/95 .248/.314/.358/.672 .421/.751 .639 99/.606 0/0 2/
16.Kubel* G/S/vP ··· 3/.000 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· 3/1.667 4/1.833 ··· 114/87 .239/.254/.385/.640 .389/.711 .707 86/.582 0/1 4/
24.Lamb* G/S/vP ··· 1/2.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 5/.800 1/.000 97/83 .209/.227/.275/.502 .214/.552 .283 68/.440 0/0 0/
7.Mauer* G/S/vP ··· 1/2.000 2/.000 ··· ··· 1/2.000 4/.250 2/.000 1/no AB 120/84 .346/.420/.452/.872 .887/.865 .961 85/.927 0/1 0/
27.Monroe G/S/vP ··· 2/.000 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 1/no AB 3/.666 3/.333 10/.311 65/37 .274/.308/.452/.759 .368/1.045 .736 47/.830 0/0 2/
33.Morneau* G/S/vP ··· 2/.500 3/1.666 1/no AB 3/1.167 3/.000 6/.834 6/1.100 2/.000 136/94 .270/.338/.459/.797 .725/.831 .885 100/.797 0/0 6/
8.Punto# G/S/vP 1/.000 3/.667 5/1.200 ··· ··· 1/.000 2/.500 6/.167 4/.666 54/34 .260/.315/.340/.655 .600/.686 .653 50/.668 3/1 0/
55.Redmond G/S/vP ··· 3/1.000 1/.000 ··· 2/1.000 1/.000 1/.000 5/.000 2/.000 19/8 .235/.263/.353/.616 .808/.375 .286 16/.741 0/0 0/
20.Tolbert# G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 66/41 .295/.338/.361/.699 .681/.710 1.003 49/.563 3/1 0/
21.Young G/S/vP 12/.267 ··· 3/.000 ··· 1/.000 1/.000 2/1.000 2/.500 3/1.334 133/100 .264/.308/.304/.612 .436/.670 .546 97/.609 6/1 0/
IP 45.2 16.2 13.1 4.1 13.0 15.0 17.0 11.1 7.1 TOTAL .264/.309/.373/.682 .634/.701 .679 .678 31/8 17/22
ERA-K/9 3.94/5.3 2.70/7.0 6.75/8.8 6.23/6.3 3.46/4.8 0.60/8.4 1.59/11.1 7.15/4.0 11.05/2.5 4.01/7.0

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Mauer (12-8-0)
 Redmond (3-0-0)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 197/.250 77/.197 63/.309 19/.235 58/.260 60/.222 63/.197 56/.370 38/.455 .242  Young
 Gomez
 Cuddyer
 Kubel
 Monroe
 Punto
33/0/0/4
0/29/0/2
0/0/15/1
0/0/11/1
0/4/0/0
0/2/0/0
OPS .761 .650 .914 .728 .725 .581 .521 .868 1.258 .706
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 55/.785 32/.667 21/.833 8/.875 29/.618 18/.690 37/.550 25/1.044 19/1.471 .683
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 142/.751 45/.639 42/.957 11/.586 29/.809 42/.532 26/.480 31/.720 19/1.004 .724
Road 66/.715 30/.540 31/.828 11/.586 15/.564 24/.432 29/.730 35/.769 19/1.036 .672
Last 28d days 129/.775 57/.686 34/.989 19/.728 47/.636 44/.695 44/.442 38/.870 38/1.258
HR/SB/CS 6/1/0 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 o···X·o· o··X···· ·o····Xo ·o·oX·o· ·X·oo·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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