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Game Preview: BOS @ NYY, 7:05pm, Tuesday, August 26, 2008 @Yankee Stadium II

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Boston Red Sox, 75-55, 2nd, 4½ GB, 1½ up in WC

SP: Tim Wakefield (41, RHP, 7-8, 3.67)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. NYY Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (7-8)            147   119  66  60  54  98 19    3.67      
 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         2-3  45    33  18  16  12  29  5    3.20   57 
 2008-08-06   @KCR   W   6     4   2   1   0   6  0      81   64 
 2008-08-01    OAK  ND   6.1   4   0   0   3   4  0     108   66 
 2008-07-26    NYY   L   5.1   8   6   6   4   3  1      94   27 
 2008-07-20   @LAA   L   7     6   4   4   0   1  2      94   50 
 2008-07-12    BAL   W   7     2   1   1   1   6  1     100   74 
 2008-07-06   @NYY  ND   6.1   4   3   3   1   5  1      95   57 
 2008-07-01   @TBR   L   7     5   2   1   3   4  0     115   62 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.NYY      0-4  25.2  31  26  26  22  15  6    9.12   33 
 2008-07-26    NYY   L   5.1   8   6   6   4   3  1      94   27 
 2008-07-06   @NYY  ND   6.1   4   3   3   1   5  1      95   57 
 2007-06-01    NYY   L   3.2   5   8   8   6   2  1      81   15 
 2007-05-21   @NYY   L   5     9   6   6   5   2  2     109   22 
 2007-04-28   @NYY   L   5.1   5   3   3   6   3  1     118   43 
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   43-18   Road:   32-37   ExtrInn: 7-2 
 vsRHP:  57-45   vsLHP:  18-10   1-Run:  16-19
 vsEast: 25-25   vsCntrl:19-8    vsWest: 20-15 IL:11-7 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
130 Sun, Aug 24  @TOR  W   6-5 (11)  75-55  2nd  4.5 gb
129 Sat, Aug 23  @TOR  L   0-11      74-55  2nd  5.5 gb
128 Fri, Aug 22  @TOR  W   8-4       74-54  2nd  4.5 gb
127 Wed, Aug 20  @BAL  L   6-11      73-54  2nd  4.5 gb
126 Tue, Aug 19  @BAL  W   7-2       73-53  2nd  4.5 gb
125 Mon, Aug 18  @BAL  W   6-3       72-53  2nd  4.5 gb
124 Sun, Aug 17   TOR  L   4-15      71-53  2nd  4.5 gb
123 Sat, Aug 16   TOR  L   1-4       71-52  2nd  3.5 gb
122 Thu, Aug 14   TEX  W  10-0       71-51  2nd  3.0 gb
121 Wed, Aug 13   TEX  W   8-4       70-51  2nd  3.0 gb
 Last 10: 6-4    Last 20:13-7    Last 30:18-12
New York Yankees, 70-60, 3rd, 9½ GB, 5 GB in WC

SP: Andy Pettitte (36, LHP, 13-9, 4.17)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. BOS Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (13-9)           170.1 184  86  79  45 130 17    4.17      
 2007 (15-9)           215.1 238 106  97  69 141 16    4.05      
 2006 (14-13)          214.1 238 114 100  70 178 27    4.20      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         3-2  45.1  47  25  23  15  39  4    4.57   51 
 2008-08-20   @TOR   W   7     5   1   1   0   4  0      83   67 
 2008-08-15    KCR  ND   7     6   3   3   4   7  0     102   56 
 2008-08-10   @LAA  ND   7    10   3   3   2   3  0     101   46 
 2008-08-05   @TEX   L   5     6   5   5   3   5  1     104   37 
 2008-07-31    LAA   L   5.1  11   9   9   3   4  2     110   11 
 2008-07-26   @BOS   W   6     5   3   1   3   7  1     110   58 
 2008-07-20    OAK   W   8     4   1   1   0   9  0     114   79 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.BOS      2-1  26    36  22  18  11  23  3    6.23   40 
 2008-07-26   @BOS   W   6     5   3   1   3   7  1     110   58 
 2008-07-03    BOS   L   4.2   9   6   5   3   2  0      89   23 
 2007-09-14   @BOS  ND   4     9   5   4   2   5  0     101   29 
 2007-08-28    BOS   W   7     6   3   3   2   6  2     119   57 
 2007-06-03   @BOS  ND   4.1   7   5   5   1   3  0      83   31 
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   38-27   Road:   32-33   ExtrInn: 6-2 
 vsRHP:  52-41   vsLHP:  18-19   1-Run:  22-16
 vsEast: 27-24   vsCntrl:17-18   vsWest: 16-10 IL:10-8 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
130 Sun, Aug 24  @BAL  W   8-7       70-60  3rd  9.5 gb
129 Sat, Aug 23  @BAL  W   5-3       69-60  3rd 10.5 gb
128 Fri, Aug 22  @BAL  W   9-4       68-60  3rd 10.5 gb
127 Thu, Aug 21  @TOR  L   3-14      67-60  3rd 10.5 gb
126 Wed, Aug 20  @TOR  W   5-1       67-59  3rd 10.0 gb
125 Tue, Aug 19  @TOR  L   1-2       66-59  3rd 11.0 gb
124 Sun, Aug 17   KCR  W  15-6       66-58  3rd  9.5 gb
123 Sat, Aug 16   KCR  W   3-2 (13)  65-58  3rd  9.5 gb
122 Fri, Aug 15   KCR  L   3-4       64-58  3rd 10.5 gb
121 Wed, Aug 13  @MIN  L   2-4       64-57  3rd  9.0 gb
 Last 10: 6-4    Last 20:10-10   Last 30:15-15
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Sun, Jul 27, 2008 BOS  9  NYY  2        W:Jon Lester (9-3), L: Sidney Ponson (6-2), S: none
Sat, Jul 26, 2008 NYY 10 @BOS  3        W:Andy Pettitte (12-7), L: Tim Wakefield (6-8), S: none
Fri, Jul 25, 2008 NYY  1 @BOS  0        W:Joba Chamberlain (3-3), L: Josh Beckett (9-7), S: Mariano Rivera (26)
Sun, Jul 06, 2008 NYY  5  BOS  4 (10)   W:Mariano Rivera (3-3), L: Jonathan Papelbon (3-3), S: none
Sat, Jul 05, 2008 NYY  2  BOS  1        W:Mike Mussina (11-6), L: Justin Masterson (4-3), S: Mariano Rivera (23)
Fri, Jul 04, 2008 BOS  6 @NYY  4        W:Josh Beckett (8-5), L: Darrell Rasner (4-7), S: Jonathan Papelbon (25)
Thu, Jul 03, 2008 BOS  7 @NYY  0        W:Jon Lester (7-3), L: Andy Pettitte (9-6), S: none
Thu, Apr 17, 2008 BOS  7 @NYY  5        W:Josh Beckett (2-1), L: Mike Mussina (1-3), S: none
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
Season Series: 2008 - Tied 6-6; 2007 - NYY won 10-8; 2006 - NYY won 11-8; All-Time - NYY leads 1105-921

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

TEX  5.56

LAA  4.65

WSN  3.71

RA/G

TOR  3.92

SFG  4.62

TEX  6.08

BA

C. Jones  .359

V. Wells  .292

J. Towles  .143

OBP

A. Pujols  .467

J. Hamilton  .365

T. Pena  .184

SLG

A. Pujols  .639

R. Belliard  .479

T. Pena  .209

OPS

A. Pujols  1.106

J. Willingham  .836

T. Pena  .393

ERA

C. Lee  2.43

B. Looper  3.94

C. Silva  6.36

K/9IP

T. Lincecum  10.13

J. Jurrjens  6.45

L. Hernandez  3.49

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Boston Red Sox Batters (5.15 RS/G) vs. New York Yankees Pitchers (4.50 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 46.Pettitte*
G/S/vB
39.Britton
G/S/vB
33.Bruney
G/S/vB
34.Marte*
G/S/vB
36.Ramirez
G/S/vB
42.Rivera
G/S/vB
30.Robertson
G/S/vB
61.Traber*
G/S/vB
41.Veras
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
55.Bailey G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 17/8 .214/.353/.286/.639 .347/1.000 .489 9/.778 0/0 0/
44.Bay G/S/vP 22/1.184 ··· 2/.000 ··· ··· 2/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 555/429 .292/.377/.521/.897 .776/.931 .850 110/.863 10/0 26/
22.Casey* G/S/vP 19/.842 ··· 4/1.250 2/.000 1/.000 3/1.167 ··· 5/.800 ··· 182/151 .345/.407/.424/.831 .971/.801 .679 34/.682 1/0 0/
30.Cash G/S/vP 2/1.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 2/1.500 ··· 1/.000 126/97 .219/.286/.333/.619 .928/.529 .656 18/.410 0/0 2/
13.Cora* G/S/vP 2/.000 ··· 6/.666 1/.000 ··· 6/.666 ··· ··· ··· 114/99 .281/.389/.354/.744 .619/.764 .709 38/.717 0/0 0/
10.Crisp# G/S/vP 22/.604 ··· 6/1.000 8/.625 1/.000 13/.500 1/.000 ··· 3/.000 327/248 .257/.319/.392/.711 .792/.683 .692 64/.791 15/5 7/
7.Drew* G/S/vP 27/1.139 ··· 5/.000 8/1.000 4/.250 5/.800 1/.000 1/no AB ··· 451/358 .280/.408/.522/.930 .937/.928 .927 73/.802 4/1 19/
46.Ellsbury* G/S/vP 5/1.400 ··· 3/.333 ··· 1/.000 4/.250 2/.000 2/.000 1/.000 480/369 .264/.327/.361/.688 .670/.694 .647 78/.664 41/7 7/
12.Lowrie# G/S/vP 3/.333 ··· ··· ··· 1/no AB ··· ··· ··· ··· 178/125 .299/.364/.474/.838 .998/.769 .748 96/.927 0/0 2/
34.Ortiz* G/S/vP 46/.915 3/.333 1/no AB 11/.989 ··· 22/.888 ··· 2/.000 1/no AB 365/288 .259/.364/.479/.843 .662/.892 .693 106/.824 1/0 17/
15.Pedroia G/S/vP 23/.565 2/.000 6/.334 ··· 1/.000 6/.333 3/.000 2/1.000 2/.500 588/453 .318/.363/.479/.841 .922/.817 .851 111/.929 12/1 14/
33.Varitek# G/S/vP 58/.934 1/.000 5/.650 7/1.429 1/.000 35/.809 ··· 1/.000 3/.000 397/307 .223/.315/.370/.684 .817/.645 .674 80/.827 0/1 11/
20.Youkilis G/S/vP 24/1.305 3/.333 6/.750 ··· ··· 8/.833 1/.000 1/.000 4/1.500 514/421 .318/.383/.568/.951 1.013/.938 .898 101/1.063 3/4 24/
IP 170.1 13.2 21.1 56.0 46.2 58.2 24.0 16.2 46.2 TOTAL .280/.357/.447/.804 .829/.797 .766 .829 96/26 144/71
ERA-K/9 4.17/6.9 4.61/3.9 2.11/8.0 4.34/9.8 3.66/10.6 1.53/10.3 6.00/10.1 7.02/5.9 2.70/9.6 4.28/7.1

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Cash (33-15-12)
 Varitek (48-15-2)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 722/.280 60/.273 88/.173 237/.222 191/.195 216/.175 104/.258 80/.324 196/.217 .266  Bay
 Drew
 Ellsbury
 Crisp
 Bailey
 Youkilis
126/0/0/6
0/1/104/6
54/53/23/3
0/93/0/3
3/0/1/0
0/0/2/0
OPS .741 .806 .577 .639 .649 .462 .685 .893 .652 .733
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 214/.514 27/1.148 37/.472 77/.701 106/.709 112/.422 50/.602 47/1.152 94/.715 .726
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 508/.837 33/.535 51/.630 160/.608 85/.575 104/.504 54/.759 33/.555 102/.597 .739
Home 348/.752 37/.967 26/.361 121/.596 108/.632 114/.551 49/.663 32/.476 102/.602 .711
Last 28d days 140/.822 32/1.148 40/.504 44/.859 41/.997 47/.590 57/.910 25/1.023 55/.691
HR/SB/CS 17/17/8 2/0/0 2/2/0 5/3/1 6/2/4 4/6/1 2/4/2 3/3/1 6/4/1 118/96/49
Usage ·····X·· ····X··· ··X··X·· ·X·o···· ·X··o··· ·Xoo···· ·X··X··· ····X··· ·oXo··X·
New York Yankees Batters (4.86 RS/G) vs. Boston Red Sox Pitchers (4.30 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS
G/S/vB
17.Delcarmen
G/S/vB
48.Lopez*
G/S/vB
63.Masterson
G/S/vB
37.Okajima*
G/S/vB
58.Papelbon
G/S/vB
59.Smith
G/S/vB
50.Timlin
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
53.Abreu* G/S/vP 28/.717 3/1.667 21/.348 4/1.167 6/1.100 9/.956 ··· 11/.788 556/394 .297/.369/.467/.836 .781/.858 .890 118/.971 14/10 15/
14.Betemit# G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 1/.000 3/.666 ··· 4/.750 ··· 1/.000 167/127 .259/.289/.405/.694 .651/.708 .739 44/.699 0/1 5/
24.Cano* G/S/vP 34/1.111 5/1.600 8/.679 3/1.167 9/1.222 8/.661 ··· 8/.750 512/363 .269/.307/.410/.718 .824/.675 .757 102/.776 1/4 12/
18.Damon* G/S/vP 65/.860 1/.000 2/1.000 ··· 5/.600 8/.000 ··· 22/.272 499/356 .312/.384/.449/.834 .792/.850 .815 122/.806 23/6 9/
11.Gardner* G/S/vP 3/.666 1/.000 ··· 4/.000 1/.000 2/2.000 ··· ··· 84/72 .189/.256/.243/.499 .000/.581 .497 16/.908 5/0 0/
25.Giambi* G/S/vP 107/.697 3/.667 6/.750 3/.333 7/1.000 8/.583 ··· 22/.827 441/320 .250/.381/.503/.884 .846/.898 .911 91/.766 2/1 25/
2.Jeter G/S/vP 102/.791 3/.000 ··· 5/.800 4/1.417 11/.764 ··· 35/.819 551/388 .293/.352/.402/.754 .805/.732 .752 116/.779 9/3 8/
55.Matsui* G/S/vP 51/.566 2/.000 3/.666 ··· 6/.900 5/.000 ··· 9/1.301 310/218 .311/.394/.462/.855 .761/.896 .855 25/.780 0/0 9/
26.Molina G/S/vP 15/.500 2/.000 ··· 3/.333 2/.500 ··· ··· 6/1.833 258/173 .227/.275/.326/.601 .490/.655 .656 48/.708 0/0 2/
22.Nady G/S/vP 4/.250 1/.000 3/no AB ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 473/367 .328/.383/.553/.936 .925/.938 .931 104/1.050 1/1 21/
29.Ransom G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 2/2 1.000/1.000/4.000/5.000 /5.000 5.000 2/5.000 0/0 2/
13.Rodriguez G/S/vP 86/.984 6/.334 3/1.167 4/1.417 5/.933 7/1.262 ··· 24/.924 475/346 .312/.402/.590/.992 .981/.996 1.133 115/.955 16/2 28/
12.Rodriguez G/S/vP 52/.857 3/1.334 2/.000 ··· 3/.666 7/.666 ··· 22/.909 377/289 .284/.329/.402/.731 .699/.741 .849 52/.536 7/1 6/
IP 147.0 54.2 48.1 72.1 51.1 56.2 10.2 38.2 TOTAL .273/.345/.427/.772 .738/.786 .798 .824 87/32 139/66
ERA-K/9 3.67/6.0 4.28/8.6 2.98/5.4 3.24/7.1 2.81/8.1 1.75/10.0 5.06/8.4 5.12/5.3 4.02/7.3

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Molina (36-29-6)
 Rodriguez (44-24-6)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 608/.220 234/.235 200/.260 301/.212 220/.231 216/.195 44/.237 177/.286 .250  Nady
 Abreu
 Gardner
 Matsui
 Damon
21/0/86/12
0/0/122/9
16/5/0/2
21/0/3/2
78/16/0/1
OPS .669 .670 .732 .675 .653 .505 .802 .814 .714
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 245/.611 106/.618 102/.647 155/.789 91/.550 115/.531 22/.296 79/.970 .721
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 363/.709 128/.716 98/.816 146/.559 129/.728 101/.476 22/1.304 98/.683 .708
Road 337/.670 122/.727 84/.808 146/.612 112/.503 108/.597 20/1.340 95/.783 .695
Last 28d days 47/.439 50/.652 36/.598 60/.617 43/.595 44/.318 19/1.038 43/.835
HR/SB/CS 19/23/10 4/7/0 4/1/3 9/7/0 5/0/1 3/2/0 3/0/0 5/4/0 120/81/30
Usage ·Xo···XX ··X··Xo· ·X·X··X· ·o·X·X·· ·X·o···X ··X····· ··X··X··

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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