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Game Preview: BOS @ MIN, 8:05pm, Sunday, May 11, 2008 @Hubert H Humphrey Metrodome

Boston Red Sox, 24-15, 1st, 2½ up

SP: Tim Wakefield (41, RHP, 3-1, 3.33)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. MIN Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (3-1)             46    37  19  17  21  25  4    3.33      
 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         3-1  46    37  19  17  21  25  4    3.33   55 
 2008-05-06   @DET   W   8     2   0   0   0   6  0      98   84 
 2008-05-01    TOR   L   7     6   3   3   4   0  1      97   49 
 2008-04-25   @TBR  ND   6     6   4   3   5   1  0     113   42 
 2008-04-20    TEX   W   8     7   5   5   0   5  2      86   53 
 2008-04-15   @CLE  ND   6     7   2   2   4   4  0     106   50 
 2008-04-10    DET   W   5     3   2   1   5   5  0     108   55 
 2008-04-04   @TOR  ND   6     6   3   3   3   4  1      88   49 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.MIN      3-2  31.1  31  18  14   8  21  5    4.02   51 
 2007-09-29    MIN   W   7     6   4   3   0   1  2      92   52 
 2007-05-04   @MIN   W   7     3   0   0   3   2  0     104   70 
 2006-09-19    MIN   L   3.1   8   6   6   2   3  2      75   21 
 2006-06-15   @MIN   L   6     8   4   3   2   4  1      95   44 
 2005-08-07   @MIN   W   8     6   4   2   1  11  0     118   68 
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   14-5    Road:   10-10   ExtrInn: 1-1 
 vsRHP:  18-14   vsLHP:   6-1    1-Run:   7-4 
 vsEast:  8-9    vsCntrl: 8-3    vsWest:  8-3  IL: 0-0 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 39 Sat, May 10  @MIN  W   5-2       24-15  1st  2.5 up
 38 Fri, May  9  @MIN  L   6-7       23-15  1st  2.5 up
 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
 Last 10: 7-3    Last 20:12-8    Last 30:20-10
Minnesota Twins, 18-17, 1st, Tied

SP: Nick Blackburn (26, RHP, 2-2, 3.65)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. BOS Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (2-2)             44.1  53  19  18   9  20  2    3.65      
 2007 (0-2)             11.2  19  12  10   2   8  2    7.71      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         2-2  44.1  53  19  18   9  20  2    3.65   49 
 2008-05-06   @CHW   L   6     6   4   3   3   1  1      92   44 
 2008-04-30    CHW   W   7     8   3   3   2   4  1      88   51 
 2008-04-25   @TEX  ND   6    11   5   5   1   3  0      90   32 
 2008-04-19    CLE   W   7.2   8   0   0   0   1  0     102   64 
 2008-04-14   @DET  ND   5.2   8   4   4   0   0  0      89   37 
 2008-04-07   @CHW  ND   5     7   2   2   2   5  0      90   48 
 2008-04-02    LAA   L   7     5   1   1   1   6  0      86   68 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.BOS    Has never faced BOS.
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   12-7    Road:    6-10   ExtrInn: 1-1 
 vsRHP:  13-12   vsLHP:   5-5    1-Run:   8-4 
 vsEast:  2-2    vsCntrl:13-8    vsWest:  3-7  IL: 0-0 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 35 Sat, May 10   BOS  L   2-5       18-17  1st    Tied
 34 Fri, May  9   BOS  W   7-6       18-16  1st  1.0 up
 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
 Last 10: 7-3    Last 20:11-9    Last 30:16-14
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Sat, May 10, 2008 BOS  5 @MIN  2        W:Daisuke Matsuzaka (6-0), L: Glen Perkins (0-1), S: Jonathan Papelbon (11)
Fri, May 09, 2008 MIN  7  BOS  6        W:Jesse Crain (1-1), L: Jonathan Papelbon (2-2), S: none

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
Season Series: 2008 - Tied 1-1; 2007 - BOS won 4-3; 2006 - MIN won 5-1; All-Time - BOS leads 935-911

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  5.69

LAA  4.55

SDP  3.30

RA/G

OAK  3.66

LAA  4.47

DET  5.50

BA

  

  

  

OBP

  

  

  

SLG

  

  

  

OPS

  

  

  

ERA

C. Lee  .81

E. Jackson  4.04

B. Arroyo  7.14

K/9IP

C. Billingsley  11.16

E. Jackson  6.17

J. Garland  2.07

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Boston Red Sox Batters (5.08 RS/G) vs. Minnesota Twins Pitchers (4.43 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 53.Blackburn
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
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 1/2.000 1/.000 5/.500 5/2.300 ··· 8/.536 7/.286 16/.580 83/61 .312/.333/.416/.749 1.165/.610 .622 53/.773 5/0 1/
7.Drew* G/S/vP 1/5.000 ··· 3/.000 3/.000 ··· 2/.500 10/.633 2/4.000 125/99 .279/.392/.404/.796 .842/.783 .883 90/.652 1/1 3/
46.Ellsbury* G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 1/2.000 2/1.000 1/.000 132/106 .278/.385/.398/.783 .624/.824 .519 108/.785 14/0 3/
25.Lowell G/S/vP 1/2.000 2/5.000 2/2.000 5/1.000 ··· 7/.310 3/.000 1/.000 88/70 .280/.330/.476/.805 .600/.851 .902 54/.986 0/1 3/
12.Lowrie# G/S/vP ··· 1/2.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 48/36 .310/.340/.476/.817 1.445/.622 .890 48/.817 0/0 1/
23.Lugo G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 3/.666 ··· 13/.840 7/1.238 4/.500 136/111 .285/.348/.341/.690 .624/.705 .605 95/.741 5/2 0/
34.Ortiz* G/S/vP ··· 1/no AB 3/.667 4/4.000 ··· 6/.533 6/.167 6/1.000 163/131 .234/.337/.433/.770 .585/.817 .638 111/.949 0/0 7/
15.Pedroia G/S/vP ··· 1/2.000 ··· 2/.500 ··· 1/.000 3/1.334 3/.000 177/140 .307/.343/.411/.754 .685/.773 .660 123/.788 4/0 1/
24.Ramirez G/S/vP 1/.000 2/.000 4/.250 1/.000 ··· 6/.000 3/3.333 10/.733 161/137 .301/.379/.538/.917 .804/.937 .926 111/.926 1/0 7/
33.Varitek# G/S/vP ··· 1/no AB 2/.000 5/2.467 ··· 4/.250 5/1.600 10/.000 114/93 .262/.333/.427/.761 .781/.756 .837 75/.741 0/0 3/
20.Youkilis G/S/vP 1/.000 1/.000 3/1.167 2/.000 1/.000 4/.500 ··· 4/.750 165/140 .319/.400/.603/1.003 1.501/.928 1.097 117/1.052 2/1 8/
IP 44.1 23.2 10.2 20.0 4.0 13.0 10.1 13.0 TOTAL .291/.364/.451/.816 .865/.804 .791 .849 32/5 39/21
ERA-K/9 3.65/4.1 4.18/3.4 5.06/7.6 3.15/5.8 4.50/6.8 0.69/9.7 0.00/4.4 4.15/8.3 4.18/5.7

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Cash (17-3-4)
 Varitek (13-3-0)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 185/.308 111/.273 46/.286 87/.247 17/.286 51/.208 37/.176 56/.240 .273  Drew
 Ramirez
 Ellsbury
 Crisp
 Lugo
0/0/29/3
34/0/0/2
14/19/5/2
0/26/0/1
1/0/0/0
OPS .763 .867 .824 .689 .840 .547 .449 .701 .757
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 82/.749 35/.785 14/.214 33/.609 10/.929 27/.630 25/.327 23/.891 .734
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 103/.773 76/.899 32/1.112 54/.737 7/.714 24/.458 12/.717 33/.573 .774
Home 84/.694 50/.916 20/.513 43/.418 1/.000 35/.410 25/.490 32/.634 .700
Last 28d days 133/.820 74/.884 35/.843 64/.698 17/.840 32/.526 30/.381 42/.731
HR/SB/CS 2/0/1 5/1/1 2/0/1 2/3/1 0/0/0 1/2/0 0/1/1 2/2/1 40/18/9
Usage ····X··· X·X····X ·X··X··o ·XX···X· o···X··· ······oX ooo····· ·XX·····
Minnesota Twins Batters (4.26 RS/G) vs. Boston Red Sox Pitchers (4.26 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 49.Wakefield
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
25.Casilla# G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· / /// / / / /
5.Cuddyer G/S/vP 17/.647 3/.333 1/.000 1/3.000 ··· 4/.500 3/.000 4/1.250 2/1.000 74/49 .261/.311/.362/.673 .678/.669 .660 56/.714 3/1 1/
12.Everett G/S/vP ··· 2/2.500 ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 10/.650 1/.000 49/39 .196/.229/.283/.512 .944/.416 .558 26/.748 0/0 0/
22.Gomez G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 1/no AB ··· ··· 135/96 .271/.304/.403/.707 1.043/.568 .699 85/.689 15/2 2/
23.Harris G/S/vP 14/.572 ··· 4/.500 ··· 2/1.000 2/1.000 2/.000 4/.250 1/.000 128/95 .259/.323/.366/.689 .510/.751 .675 94/.603 0/0 2/
16.Kubel* G/S/vP 6/1.133 3/.000 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 1/.000 4/1.250 4/1.833 ··· 122/91 .222/.238/.359/.597 .336/.680 .615 86/.498 0/1 4/
24.Lamb* G/S/vP 10/.522 1/2.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 1/.000 2/2.000 5/.800 1/.000 103/88 .237/.252/.299/.551 .200/.613 .397 70/.545 0/0 0/
7.Mauer* G/S/vP 11/1.345 1/2.000 2/.000 ··· ··· 3/.666 4/.250 2/.000 1/no AB 128/87 .333/.409/.432/.842 .826/.849 .896 84/.983 0/1 0/
27.Monroe G/S/vP 20/1.087 2/.000 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 1/no AB 4/.500 3/.333 10/.311 66/38 .270/.303/.444/.747 .368/1.017 .709 48/.813 0/0 2/
33.Morneau* G/S/vP 11/.764 2/.500 3/1.666 1/no AB 3/1.167 5/.000 6/.834 6/1.100 2/.000 144/97 .269/.333/.446/.779 .647/.847 .842 100/.756 0/0 6/
55.Redmond G/S/vP 10/.300 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 ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/no AB ··· ··· 74/47 .294/.333/.382/.716 .746/.698 .973 48/.560 3/1 0/
21.Young G/S/vP 17/.588 ··· 3/.000 ··· 1/.000 1/.000 4/1.000 2/.500 3/1.334 141/105 .271/.312/.308/.620 .456/.677 .569 97/.638 7/1 0/
IP 46.0 17.1 13.1 4.1 13.0 18.0 18.2 11.1 7.1 TOTAL .264/.310/.370/.680 .628/.701 .674 .675 34/8 17/25
ERA-K/9 3.33/4.9 2.60/7.3 6.75/8.8 6.23/6.3 3.46/4.8 0.50/7.5 2.41/11.1 7.15/4.0 11.05/2.5 3.99/7.0

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Mauer (15-9-0)
 Redmond (3-0-0)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 198/.222 79/.206 63/.309 19/.235 58/.260 69/.190 72/.221 56/.370 38/.455 .243  Young
 Gomez
 Cuddyer
 Kubel
 Monroe
35/0/0/4
0/31/0/2
0/0/17/1
0/0/11/1
0/4/0/0
OPS .660 .676 .914 .728 .725 .502 .566 .868 1.258 .702
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 55/.741 33/.644 21/.833 8/.875 29/.618 24/.513 41/.609 25/1.044 19/1.471 .676
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 143/.627 46/.699 42/.957 11/.586 29/.809 45/.494 31/.509 31/.720 19/1.004 .724
Road 111/.617 32/.609 31/.828 11/.586 15/.564 33/.311 38/.775 35/.769 19/1.036 .669
Last 28d days 146/.642 53/.687 33/1.023 19/.728 42/.583 47/.567 49/.560 38/.870 35/1.083
HR/SB/CS 4/10/2 0/2/0 2/1/0 1/0/0 1/0/1 1/0/1 1/2/0 0/3/0 2/2/0 32/30/6
Usage ····X··· ·o·X···X ··o···X· ··o··X·· ···o···· oo·o·oX· XX·X·oo· ···X···· ····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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