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Game Preview: BOS @ NYY, 7:05pm, Thursday, April 17, 2008 @Yankee Stadium II

Boston Red Sox, 9-7, 1st, Tied

SP: Josh Beckett (28, RHP, 1-1, 6.35)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. NYY Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (1-1)             11.1   8   8   8   5  11  1    6.35      
 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         5-2  45.1  37  20  20  11  47  7    3.97   57 
 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 
 2007-09-15    NYY   W   7     3   1   1   2   7  1     108   72 
 2007-09-09    BAL   W   7     7   2   2   0   8  2     116   63 
 2007-09-04    TOR   W   8     5   3   3   2   7  1     117   65 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.NYY      3-1  33.1  38  17  16   9  30  2    4.32   50 
 2008-04-12    NYY   W   6.2   5   3   3   1   5  0      88   56 
 2007-09-15    NYY   W   7     3   1   1   2   7  1     108   72 
 2007-08-29    NYY   L   6.2  13   4   4   1   6  1     110   37 
 2007-06-03    NYY  ND   6.1   8   4   4   3   5  0     117   43 
 2007-04-21    NYY   W   6.2   9   5   4   2   7  0     106   43 
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:    4-2    Road:    5-5    ExtrInn: 1-0 
 vsRHP:   7-7    vsLHP:   2-0    1-Run:   3-0 
 vsEast:  2-5    vsCntrl: 4-1    vsWest:  3-1  IL: 0-0 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 16 Wed, Apr 16  @NYY  L   9-15       9-7   1st    Tied
 15 Tue, Apr 15  @CLE  W   5-3        9-6   1st  0.5 up
 14 Mon, Apr 14  @CLE  W   6-4        8-6   2nd  0.5 gb
 13 Sun, Apr 13   NYY  W   8-5        7-6   3rd  0.5 gb
 12 Sat, Apr 12   NYY  W   4-3        6-6   3rd  1.5 gb
 11 Fri, Apr 11   NYY  L   1-4        5-6   5th  1.5 gb
 10 Thu, Apr 10   DET  W  12-6        5-5   2nd  1.5 gb
  9 Wed, Apr  9   DET  L   2-7        4-5   3rd  3.0 gb
  8 Tue, Apr  8   DET  W   5-0        4-4   3rd  2.5 gb
  7 Sun, Apr  6  @TOR  L   4-7        3-4   5th  2.0 gb
 Last 10: 6-4    Last 20: 9-7    Last 30: 9-7 
New York Yankees, 9-7, 1st, Tied

SP: Mike Mussina (39, RHP, 1-2, 4.15)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. BOS Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (1-2)             17.1  18   9   8   3   6  3    4.15      
 2007 (11-10)          152   188  90  87  35  91 14    5.15      
 2006 (15-7)           197.1 184  88  77  35 172 22    3.51      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         4-2  42    44  18  17   9  20  3    3.64   50 
 2008-04-12    BOS   L   5.2   8   4   4   0   1  1      71   38 
 2008-04-07    TBR   W   6     2   1   1   1   3  1      82   66 
 2008-04-02    TOR   L   5.2   8   4   3   2   2  1      88   39 
 2007-09-28    BAL  ND   5    11   6   6   1   2  0      70   22 
 2007-09-23    TOR   W   7     7   3   3   1   5  0      97   55 
 2007-09-18    BAL   W   7     3   0   0   1   6  0      98   76 
 2007-09-12    TOR   W   5.2   5   0   0   3   1  0      87   57 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.BOS      0-2  27.1  41  21  21   6  13  6    6.91   37 
 2008-04-12    BOS   L   5.2   8   4   4   0   1  1      71   38 
 2007-06-02    BOS  ND   5     9   5   5   4   1  2      90   26 
 2007-05-22    BOS   L   6.2  10   7   7   1   2  2      99   27 
 2006-09-17    BOS  ND   6     7   2   2   1   7  1     104   56 
 2006-08-20    BOS  ND   4     7   3   3   0   2  0      62   38 
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:    5-3    Road:    4-4    ExtrInn: 0-0 
 vsRHP:   8-7    vsLHP:   1-0    1-Run:   3-1 
 vsEast:  8-5    vsCntrl: 1-2    vsWest:  0-0  IL: 0-0 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 16 Wed, Apr 16   BOS  W  15-9        9-7   1st    Tied
 15 Tue, Apr 15  @TBR  W   5-3        8-7   4th  1.0 gb
 14 Mon, Apr 14  @TBR  W   8-7        7-7   4th  1.5 gb
 13 Sun, Apr 13  @BOS  L   5-8        6-7   5th  1.5 gb
 12 Sat, Apr 12  @BOS  L   3-4        6-6   3rd  1.5 gb
 11 Fri, Apr 11  @BOS  W   4-1        6-5   2nd  0.5 gb
 10 Thu, Apr 10  @KCR  W   6-1        5-5   2nd  1.5 gb
  9 Wed, Apr  9  @KCR  L   0-4        4-5   3rd  3.0 gb
  8 Tue, Apr  8  @KCR  L   2-5        4-4   3rd  2.5 gb
  7 Mon, Apr  7   TBR  W   6-1        4-3   3rd  1.5 gb
 Last 10: 6-4    Last 20: 9-7    Last 30: 9-7 
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Wed, Apr 16, 2008 NYY 15  BOS  9        W:LaTroy Hawkins (1-0), L: Julian Tavarez (0-1), S: Brian Bruney (1)
Sun, Apr 13, 2008 BOS  8  NYY  5        W:Daisuke Matsuzaka (3-0), L: Philip Hughes (0-2), S: none
Sat, Apr 12, 2008 BOS  4  NYY  3        W:Josh Beckett (1-1), L: Mike Mussina (1-2), S: Jonathan Papelbon (4)
Fri, Apr 11, 2008 NYY  4 @BOS  1        W:Chien-Ming Wang (3-0), L: Mike Timlin (0-1), S: none

Sun, Sep 16, 2007 NYY  4 @BOS  3        W:Joba Chamberlain (2-0), L: Curt Schilling (8-8), S: Mariano Rivera (28)
Sat, Sep 15, 2007 BOS 10  NYY  1        W:Josh Beckett (19-6), L: Chien-Ming Wang (18-7), S: none
Fri, Sep 14, 2007 NYY  8 @BOS  7        W:Brian Bruney (3-1), L: Jonathan Papelbon (1-3), S: Mariano Rivera (27)
Thu, Aug 30, 2007 NYY  5  BOS  0        W:Chien-Ming Wang (16-6), L: Curt Schilling (8-6), S: none
Wed, Aug 29, 2007 NYY  4  BOS  3        W:Roger Clemens (6-5), L: Josh Beckett (16-6), S: Mariano Rivera (22)
Tue, Aug 28, 2007 NYY  5  BOS  3        W:Andy Pettitte (12-7), L: Daisuke Matsuzaka (13-11), S: Mariano Rivera (21)
Season Series: 2008 - Tied 2-2; 2007 - NYY won 10-8; 2006 - NYY won 11-8; All-Time - NYY leads 1101-917

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

For the 2007 season

Stat

Best

Middle

Worst

RS/G

NYY  5.98

BAL  4.67

WSN  4.15

RA/G

BOS  4.06

KCR  4.80

TBD  5.83

BA

M. Ordonez  .363

J. Francoeur  .293

J. LaRue  .148

OBP

B. Bonds  .480

J. Varitek  .367

J. LaRue  .240

SLG

C. Ross  .653

T. Tulowitzki  .479

A. Gonzalez  .249

OPS

A. Rodriguez  1.067

G. Sheffield  .839

J. LaRue  .512

ERA

J. Peavy  2.54

A. Pettitte  4.05

S. Olsen  5.81

K/9IP

E. Bedard  10.93

G. Meche  6.50

A. Cook  3.31

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NOTE: Team stats shown are for the 2008 season. Player Stats for the 2007 season. We will switch to 2008 stats on May 1st.

Boston Red Sox Batters (4.69 RS/G) vs. New York Yankees Pitchers (4.44 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 35.Mussina
G/S/vB
63.Albaladejo
G/S/vB
33.Bruney
G/S/vB
48.Farnsworth
G/S/vB
21.Hawkins
G/S/vB
39.Ohlendorf
G/S/vB
42.Rivera
G/S/vB
61.Traber*
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
22.Casey* G/S/vP 10/.900 ··· 4/1.250 21/1.191 8/.500 2/2.000 2/.500 4/.500 496/425 .296/.353/.393/.746 .929/.716 .697 / 2/2 4/2
36.Cash G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 33/18 .111/.242/.148/.391 .354/.421 .620 / 0/0 0/1
10.Crisp# G/S/vP 26/.791 ··· 6/1.000 8/1.286 5/.800 3/.000 11/.546 ··· 591/426 .268/.330/.382/.712 .751/.697 .668 / 28/6 6/1
7.Drew* G/S/vP 9/.000 ··· 5/.000 14/1.667 8/.500 2/.000 2/1.000 ··· 552/422 .270/.373/.423/.796 .638/.846 .763 / 4/2 11/6
46.Ellsbury* G/S/vP 3/1.334 ··· 3/.333 1/no AB 1/.000 3/1.167 2/.500 ··· 127/98 .353/.394/.509/.902 .802/.931 .772 / 9/0 3/0
12.Lowrie# G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· / /// / / / /
23.Lugo G/S/vP 32/.656 ··· 8/1.000 17/.437 3/.000 4/.250 17/.627 3/2.334 630/455 .237/.294/.349/.643 .651/.640 .547 / 33/6 8/19
34.Ortiz* G/S/vP 63/.721 ··· 1/no AB 10/.300 3/.333 1/.000 21/.931 1/.000 667/457 .332/.445/.621/1.066 .852/1.171 1.005 / 3/1 35/0
15.Pedroia G/S/vP 11/1.000 ··· 6/.334 2/1.000 2/1.000 2/1.000 4/.500 ··· 581/395 .317/.380/.442/.823 .870/.800 .729 / 7/1 8/6
24.Ramirez G/S/vP 106/.882 ··· 4/1.000 7/.715 29/.752 2/no AB 41/.565 1/no AB 569/408 .296/.388/.493/.881 1.095/.801 .871 / 0/0 20/2
3.Thurston* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· / /// / / / /
33.Varitek# G/S/vP 67/.391 ··· 5/.650 4/1.167 11/.455 4/.000 33/.861 ··· 518/371 .255/.367/.421/.787 .801/.782 .781 / 1/2 17/6
20.Youkilis G/S/vP 18/.686 ··· 6/.750 10/1.278 10/.425 1/2.000 6/.533 ··· 625/451 .288/.390/.453/.843 .815/.854 .889 / 4/2 16/3
IP 152.0 14.1 50.0 60.0 55.1 6.1 71.1 39.2 TOTAL .285/.357/.425/.781 .815/.776 .784 .781 7/3 13/9
ERA-K/9 5.15/5.4 1.88/7.6 4.68/7.0 4.80/7.2 3.42/4.7 2.84/12.9 3.15/9.3 4.76/6.1 4.31/6.5

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Cash (9-2-0)
 Varitek (63-20-4)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 656/.311 51/.149 228/.243 266/.256 225/.252 26/.208 295/.248 182/.314 .263  Ramirez
 Crisp
 Drew
 Ellsbury
120/0/0/8
0/144/0/7
0/4/133/3
22/16/1/0
OPS .814 .451 .757 .750 .698 .603 .644 .835 .706
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 329/.803 23/.626 92/1.028 132/.824 110/.735 15/.733 146/.618 56/.567 .695
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 327/.824 28/.299 136/.591 134/.680 115/.665 11/.384 149/.670 126/.959 .715
Home 343/.750 25/.382 104/.713 128/.726 110/.584 4/.000 137/.628 98/.670 .684
Last 28d days / / / / / / / /
HR/SB/CS 14/24/3 1/1/0 5/4/5 9/9/2 6/2/1 1/0/0 4/2/1 4/5/1 12/21/9
Usage ····X··· ········ X·X·X··X ·o·o···X X··Xo··· X··X···· ·oo···X· o·o····X

NOTE: Team stats shown are for the 2008 season. Player Stats for the 2007 season. We will switch to 2008 stats on May 1st.

New York Yankees Batters (4.44 RS/G) vs. Boston Red Sox Pitchers (5.06 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
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
53.Abreu* G/S/vP 71/.701 3/.666 2/3.000 19/.387 5/1.350 8/1.125 36/1.168 11/.788 699/532 .283/.369/.445/.814 .678/.857 .905 / 25/8 16/4
28.Cabrera# G/S/vP 26/.641 2/2.000 2/1.000 2/1.500 5/.400 4/1.750 7/.971 5/1.200 612/445 .273/.327/.391/.718 .641/.747 .689 / 13/5 8/4
24.Cano* G/S/vP 25/1.234 3/.000 4/2.083 5/.200 8/1.375 6/.533 10/.633 7/.858 669/458 .306/.353/.488/.841 .864/.831 .866 / 4/5 19/13
18.Damon* G/S/vP 26/.628 1/no AB 1/.000 2/1.000 5/.600 8/.000 15/.748 22/.272 605/448 .270/.351/.396/.747 .705/.762 .742 / 27/3 12/3
11.Ensberg G/S/vP 6/.667 ··· ··· 2/2.500 ··· ··· 12/.878 2/.000 324/205 .230/.320/.404/.724 .830/.661 .589 / 0/1 12/13
25.Giambi* G/S/vP 24/1.069 1/.000 2/.500 4/1.250 5/1.400 7/.686 19/.834 22/.827 303/227 .236/.356/.433/.790 .782/.789 .771 / 1/0 14/1
12.Gonzalez G/S/vP 2/1.000 2/3.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 1/no AB 15/12 .071/.133/.071/.205 .667/.083 .000 / 0/1 0/1
2.Jeter G/S/vP 25/.811 1/.000 2/.000 ··· 3/1.334 10/.522 19/.378 34/.847 714/550 .322/.388/.452/.840 .876/.830 .845 / 15/8 12/18
55.Matsui* G/S/vP 15/.624 3/.000 2/.000 3/.666 6/.900 4/.000 8/.750 9/1.301 634/443 .285/.367/.488/.855 .814/.872 .885 / 4/2 25/3
19.Moeller G/S/vP 5/.600 1/2.000 ··· 2/1.000 ··· ··· 4/.833 1/.000 58/37 .161/.175/.232/.408 .667/.253 .494 / 0/0 1/0
26.Molina G/S/vP 5/.400 3/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 4/2.333 202/151 .257/.274/.340/.614 .853/.530 .677 / 2/1 1/4
20.Posada# G/S/vP 19/.865 3/.000 4/1.500 4/1.250 7/.143 6/.000 13/1.992 16/.975 589/421 .338/.426/.543/.970 .942/.981 .934 / 2/0 20/5
13.Rodriguez G/S/vP 29/.837 4/.250 3/.000 2/1.000 4/1.250 7/1.262 21/.633 24/.924 708/532 .314/.422/.645/1.067 .961/1.099 1.034 / 24/4 54/13
IP 200.2 32.1 44.0 40.2 69.0 58.1 134.2 55.1 TOTAL .272/.340/.435/.775 .663/.797 .765 .775 5/3 17/9
ERA-K/9 3.27/8.7 6.40/10.0 2.05/8.4 3.10/5.7 2.22/8.2 1.85/13.0 5.15/5.1 3.42/5.0 4.95/7.6

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Moeller (11-1-0)
 Molina (31-13-4)
 Posada (102-32-13)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 822/.245 151/.300 176/.183 174/.240 272/.202 224/.146 604/.281 222/.232 .246  Cabrera
 Abreu
 Matsui
 Damon
18/131/5/16
0/0/157/6
112/0/0/6
32/48/1/3
OPS .663 .867 .564 .695 .561 .463 .779 .664 .734
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 410/.684 59/.789 73/.578 93/.805 98/.648 126/.400 303/.723 92/.500 .638
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 412/.641 92/.904 103/.555 81/.565 174/.512 98/.543 301/.834 130/.779 .795
Road 364/.637 80/1.094 88/.461 82/.664 134/.483 105/.358 324/.797 116/.721 .725
Last 28d days / / / / / / / /
HR/SB/CS 17/14/6 4/0/0 4/2/2 2/0/1 6/5/0 5/4/0 14/0/0 7/3/2 15/13/3
Usage ····X··· Xo·X·X·X ·X·oo·X· ·X·X·o·X ·o··ooo· ··o·X·X· X·X···Xo X·oo·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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