Baseball-Reference.com-- Baseball's History: 1871-Now

Return to the Baseball-Reference.com Home Page
You Are Here > Baseball-Reference.com > Previews > BOS @ MIN, Monday, May 12, 2008

Game Preview: BOS @ MIN, 7:05pm, Monday, May 12, 2008 @Hubert H Humphrey Metrodome

Boston Red Sox, 24-16, 1st, 1½ up

SP: Clay Buchholz (23, RHP, 2-2, 4.50)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. MIN Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (2-2)             38    41  20  19  15  39  3    4.50      
 2007 (3-1)             22.2  14   6   4  10  22  0    1.59      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         2-2  38    41  20  19  15  39  3    4.50   50 
 2008-05-07   @DET  ND   4    10   5   5   1   6  0      82   27 
 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 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.MIN    Has never faced MIN.
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   14-5    Road:   10-11   ExtrInn: 1-1 
 vsRHP:  18-15   vsLHP:   6-1    1-Run:   7-5 
 vsEast:  8-9    vsCntrl: 8-4    vsWest:  8-3  IL: 0-0 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 40 Sun, May 11  @MIN  L   8-9       24-16  1st  1.5 up
 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
 Last 10: 7-3    Last 20:11-9    Last 30:19-11
Minnesota Twins, 19-17, 1st, 1 up

SP: Livan Hernandez (33, RHP, 5-1, 3.83)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. BOS Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (5-1)             51.2  62  24  22  10  20  8    3.83      
 2007 (11-11)          204.1 247 116 112  79  90 34    4.93      
 2006 (13-13)          216   246 125 116  78 128 29    4.83      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         4-1  44.2  55  22  20  10  19  8    4.03   48 
 2008-05-07   @CHW   W   9     9   1   1   1   3  1     121   67 
 2008-05-02    DET   W   7     8   1   1   2   4  1     102   59 
 2008-04-27   @TEX   L   2.2   9   7   7   1   2  2      74   13 
 2008-04-22   @OAK  ND   6     7   4   4   2   3  1     109   43 
 2008-04-16    TBR  ND   6     8   5   3   3   2  3     103   39 
 2008-04-11   @KCR   W   7     7   0   0   1   3  0      99   65 
 2008-04-05    KCR   W   7     7   4   4   0   2  0      74   49 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.BOS      0-2   8    16  12  11   6   5  2   12.38   25 
 2006-06-20   @BOS   L   1.2   8   6   6   2   0  0      56   13 
 1999-07-20   @BOS   L   6.1   8   6   5   4   5  2     125   36 
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   13-7    Road:    6-10   ExtrInn: 1-1 
 vsRHP:  14-12   vsLHP:   5-5    1-Run:   9-4 
 vsEast:  3-2    vsCntrl:13-8    vsWest:  3-7  IL: 0-0 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 36 Sun, May 11   BOS  W   9-8       19-17  1st  1.0 up
 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
 Last 10: 7-3    Last 20:12-8    Last 30:16-14
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Sun, May 11, 2008 MIN  9  BOS  8        W:Nick Blackburn (3-2), L: Tim Wakefield (3-2), S: Joe Nathan (12)
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)
Season Series: 2008 - MIN leads 2-1; 2007 - BOS won 4-3; 2006 - MIN won 5-1; All-Time - BOS leads 935-912

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  5.70

STL  4.54

SDP  3.37

RA/G

OAK  3.72

SEA  4.51

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

S. Chacon  6.18

J. Garland  2.07

Baseball-Reference.com-- Baseball's History: 1871-Now

Boston Red Sox Batters (5.15 RS/G) vs. Minnesota Twins Pitchers (4.53 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 61.Hernandez
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 ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 4/.500 1/.000 46/34 .375/.435/.475/.910 1.467/.720 1.147 39/.946 0/0 0/
13.Cora* G/S/vP 43/.584 ··· 3/.000 1/.000 ··· 13/.490 5/.650 5/.933 9/6 .857/.889/1.000/1.889 2.000/1.833 1.875 4/1.750 0/0 0/
10.Crisp# G/S/vP 1/.000 1/.000 5/.500 6/2.833 ··· 9/.472 7/.286 16/.580 88/66 .317/.337/.476/.813 1.165/.705 .740 54/.856 6/0 2/
7.Drew* G/S/vP 40/.979 ··· 3/.000 4/.500 ··· 3/1.667 10/.633 2/4.000 130/104 .284/.392/.413/.805 .842/.795 .892 90/.684 1/1 3/
46.Ellsbury* G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 1/2.000 3/.666 1/.000 137/110 .268/.378/.384/.762 .599/.804 .498 108/.759 14/0 3/
25.Lowell G/S/vP 53/.989 2/5.000 2/2.000 6/.834 ··· 8/.536 3/.000 1/.000 93/75 .279/.323/.465/.788 .600/.827 .871 59/.946 0/1 3/
23.Lugo G/S/vP 20/.789 ··· 1/.000 3/.666 ··· 13/.840 7/1.238 4/.500 136/111 .285/.348/.341/.690 .624/.705 .605 91/.760 5/2 0/
34.Ortiz* G/S/vP 2/1.000 1/no AB 3/.667 4/4.000 ··· 7/.453 6/.167 6/1.000 168/136 .241/.345/.434/.780 .585/.827 .662 116/.955 0/0 7/
15.Pedroia G/S/vP ··· 1/2.000 ··· 2/.500 ··· 1/.000 4/1.000 3/.000 182/144 .305/.344/.407/.752 .667/.775 .660 123/.783 4/0 1/
24.Ramirez G/S/vP 2/1.000 2/.000 4/.250 1/.000 ··· 7/.000 3/3.333 10/.733 162/138 .299/.377/.535/.911 .804/.930 .915 108/.900 1/0 7/
33.Varitek# G/S/vP 3/1.666 1/no AB 2/.000 5/2.467 ··· 4/.250 5/1.600 10/.000 114/93 .262/.333/.427/.761 .781/.756 .837 71/.786 0/0 3/
20.Youkilis G/S/vP 2/.500 1/.000 3/1.167 3/.000 1/.000 5/.800 ··· 4/.750 170/145 .322/.400/.596/.996 1.501/.923 1.079 118/1.036 2/1 8/
IP 51.2 23.2 10.2 21.0 4.0 14.0 11.1 13.0 TOTAL .293/.365/.454/.820 .862/.810 .800 .854 33/5 40/22
ERA-K/9 3.83/3.5 4.18/3.4 5.06/7.6 3.86/5.6 4.50/6.8 1.93/9.0 0.00/4.0 4.15/8.3 4.29/5.7

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Cash (18-3-6)
 Varitek (13-3-0)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 221/.297 111/.273 46/.286 92/.256 17/.286 57/.241 40/.189 56/.240 .276  Drew
 Ramirez
 Ellsbury
 Crisp
 Lugo
0/0/30/3
34/0/0/2
15/19/5/2
0/27/0/1
1/0/0/0
OPS .799 .867 .824 .732 .840 .614 .466 .701 .764
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 102/.864 35/.785 14/.214 35/.791 10/.929 30/.670 27/.377 23/.891 .753
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 119/.745 76/.899 32/1.112 57/.696 7/.714 27/.556 13/.657 33/.573 .772
Home 110/.799 50/.916 20/.513 48/.528 1/.000 41/.525 28/.509 32/.634 .715
Last 28d days 139/.926 67/.962 35/.843 69/.753 17/.840 38/.632 33/.409 38/.669
HR/SB/CS 8/0/2 5/1/1 2/0/1 3/3/1 0/0/0 1/3/0 0/1/1 2/2/1 41/19/9
Usage ····X··· ·X·X···· ··X··X·· X·XX···X ·o···X·· X······o oooo···· ··XX····
Minnesota Twins Batters (4.39 RS/G) vs. Boston Red Sox Pitchers (4.38 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
25.Casilla# G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· / /// / / / /
5.Cuddyer G/S/vP ··· 4/.250 1/.000 1/3.000 ··· 4/.500 3/.000 5/1.300 2/1.000 78/53 .264/.321/.375/.696 .678/.702 .695 60/.741 3/1 1/
12.Everett G/S/vP ··· 3/1.667 ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 11/.586 2/.000 53/43 .200/.231/.340/.571 .944/.496 .650 28/.804 0/0 1/
22.Gomez G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 1/no AB 1/.000 1/.000 140/101 .269/.300/.396/.696 1.043/.559 .680 86/.705 16/2 2/
23.Harris G/S/vP ··· ··· 4/.500 ··· 2/1.000 2/1.000 2/.000 4/.250 1/.000 128/95 .259/.323/.366/.689 .510/.751 .675 90/.616 0/0 2/
16.Kubel* G/S/vP ··· 3/.000 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 1/.000 4/1.250 4/1.833 ··· 122/91 .222/.238/.359/.597 .336/.680 .615 82/.498 0/1 4/
24.Lamb* G/S/vP ··· 2/1.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 1/.000 2/2.000 5/.800 2/.000 107/92 .240/.262/.300/.562 .200/.623 .424 71/.566 0/0 0/
7.Mauer* G/S/vP ··· 2/2.000 2/.000 ··· 1/.000 3/.666 4/.250 3/.333 1/no AB 133/91 .330/.409/.426/.835 .806/.849 .880 89/.965 0/1 0/
27.Monroe G/S/vP ··· 2/.000 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 1/no AB 4/.500 4/.250 11/.773 70/42 .284/.314/.537/.852 .368/1.161 .946 52/.942 0/0 4/
33.Morneau* G/S/vP ··· 3/.667 3/1.666 1/no AB 3/1.167 5/.000 6/.834 7/1.238 2/.000 148/101 .286/.351/.459/.810 .647/.890 .896 100/.812 0/0 6/
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 13/.930 0/0 0/
20.Tolbert# G/S/vP ··· 2/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/no AB 1/.000 1/.000 79/52 .274/.312/.356/.668 .746/.627 .841 52/.516 3/1 0/
21.Young G/S/vP ··· ··· 3/.000 ··· 1/.000 1/.000 4/1.000 3/.333 4/1.000 145/109 .265/.310/.301/.612 .456/.664 .555 98/.645 7/1 0/
IP 38.0 19.1 13.1 4.1 13.1 18.0 18.2 12.2 9.0 TOTAL .265/.312/.376/.688 .626/.713 .690 .702 35/8 20/26
ERA-K/9 4.50/9.2 2.33/7.0 6.75/8.8 6.23/6.3 3.38/4.7 0.50/7.5 2.41/11.1 6.39/4.3 10.00/2.0 4.08/7.0

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Mauer (16-9-0)
 Redmond (3-0-0)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 167/.270 86/.203 63/.309 19/.235 59/.255 69/.190 72/.221 64/.346 44/.410 .245  Young
 Gomez
 Cuddyer
 Kubel
 Monroe
36/0/0/4
0/32/0/2
0/0/18/1
0/0/11/1
0/4/0/0
OPS .717 .657 .914 .728 .712 .502 .566 .829 1.196 .709
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 95/.559 37/.665 21/.833 8/.875 30/.594 24/.513 41/.609 28/1.057 21/1.326 .679
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 72/.931 49/.652 42/.957 11/.586 29/.809 45/.494 31/.509 36/.647 23/1.060 .734
Road 96/.788 39/.580 31/.828 11/.586 16/.527 33/.311 38/.775 43/.732 25/.991 .684
Last 28d days 119/.757 52/.718 31/1.099 19/.728 40/.614 47/.567 49/.560 46/.817 38/.878
HR/SB/CS 3/0/1 0/2/0 2/1/0 1/0/0 1/0/1 1/0/1 1/2/0 0/3/0 3/2/0 35/31/6
Usage ····X··· X·o·X··· ···o···X ···o··X· o···o··· ·oo·o·oX ·XX·X·oo X···X··· 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.

You Are Here > Baseball-Reference.com > Previews > BOS @ MIN, Monday, May 12, 2008
Return to the Baseball-Reference.com Home Page