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Game Preview: BOS @ NYY, 7:05pm, Wednesday, August 27, 2008 @Yankee Stadium II

Boston Red Sox, 76-55, 2nd, 3½ GB, 2½ up in WC

SP: Paul Byrd (37, RHP, 8-11, 4.61)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. NYY Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (8-11)           144.1 162  78  74  26  60 27    4.61      
 2007 (15-8)           192.1 239 107  98  28  88 27    4.59      
 2006 (10-9)           179   232 120  97  38  88 26    4.88      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         5-1  48.1  50  15  15  10  21  4    2.79   55 
 2008-08-22   @TOR   W   6     6   4   4   2   4  2      86   46 
 2008-08-16    TOR   L   7.1  10   4   4   0   0  2      96   42 
 2008-08-09   @TOR   W   9     6   2   2   0   2  0      94   69 
 2008-08-02   @MIN   W   7     6   1   1   2   1  0      99   60 
 2008-07-28    DET   W   7.2   4   0   0   3   4  0     107   72 
 2008-07-21   @LAA   W   5.1   9   1   1   2   5  0      94   49 
 2008-07-09   @DET  ND   6     9   3   3   1   5  0      86   46 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.NYY      1-4  24.2  37  26  21   4   9  9    7.66   35 
 2008-05-08   @NYY   L   6.1   8   5   5   0   0  3      81   37 
 2008-04-25    NYY   W   5.2   6   4   4   0   0  3      77   41 
 2007-08-11    NYY   L   2     7   7   7   1   1  1      56   14 
 2006-07-05    NYY   L   3.2  10   9   4   0   2  1      71   17 
 2006-06-13   @NYY   L   7     6   1   1   3   6  1     115   64 
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   43-18   Road:   33-37   ExtrInn: 7-2 
 vsRHP:  57-45   vsLHP:  19-10   1-Run:  16-19
 vsEast: 26-25   vsCntrl:19-8    vsWest: 20-15 IL:11-7 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
131 Tue, Aug 26  @NYY  W   7-3       76-55  2nd  3.5 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
 Last 10: 6-4    Last 20:13-7    Last 30:18-12
New York Yankees, 70-61, 3rd, 9½ GB, 6 GB in WC

SP: Sidney Ponson (31, RHP, 7-4, 4.67)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. BOS Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (7-4)            111.2 139  70  58  38  46 10    4.67      
 2007 (2-5)             37.2  54  31  29  17  23  7    6.93      
 2006 (4-5)             85   108  62  59  36  48 10    6.25      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         2-3  39    49  26  26  13  12  4    6.00   41 
 2008-08-21   @TOR   L   2     8   7   7   1   0  0      51   11 
 2008-08-16    KCR  ND   6.1   7   2   2   2   2  1      85   51 
 2008-08-11   @MIN   L   7.2   7   4   4   2   2  1     107   49 
 2008-08-06   @TEX   W   6.1   6   3   3   1   4  1      95   52 
 2008-08-01    LAA  ND   7     2   0   0   4   1  0      96   70 
 2008-07-27   @BOS   L   4    10   7   7   1   1  1      77   14 
 2008-07-21    MIN   W   5.2   9   3   3   2   2  0     100   39 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.BOS      1-3  24.1  44  26  21  14  16  1    7.77   30 
 2008-07-27   @BOS   L   4    10   7   7   1   1  1      77   14 
 2007-05-06    BOS   L   5.1   8   4   3   4   5  0      99   39 
 2006-08-18   @BOS  ND   3     9   7   6   1   4  0      78   18 
 2005-07-08    BOS   L   5.1   9   5   5   5   3  0     104   28 
 2005-06-01   @BOS   W   6.2   8   3   0   3   3  0      97   52 
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   38-28   Road:   32-33   ExtrInn: 6-2 
 vsRHP:  52-42   vsLHP:  18-19   1-Run:  22-16
 vsEast: 27-25   vsCntrl:17-18   vsWest: 16-10 IL:10-8 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
131 Tue, Aug 26   BOS  L   3-7       70-61  3rd  9.5 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
 Last 10: 6-4    Last 20: 9-11   Last 30:14-16
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Tue, Aug 26, 2008 BOS  7 @NYY  3        W:Tim Wakefield (8-8), L: Andy Pettitte (13-10), S: Jonathan Papelbon (34)
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)
Season Series: 2008 - BOS leads 7-6; 2007 - NYY won 10-8; 2006 - NYY won 11-8; All-Time - NYY leads 1105-922

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

PIT  4.63

WSN  3.70

RA/G

TOR  3.91

CLE  4.63

TEX  6.02

BA

C. Jones  .357

A. Soriano  .291

J. Towles  .143

OBP

A. Pujols  .466

J. Posada  .364

T. Pena  .184

SLG

A. Pujols  .634

T. Glaus  .480

T. Pena  .209

OPS

A. Pujols  1.100

D. Pedroia  .835

T. Pena  .393

ERA

C. Lee  2.43

B. Looper  3.94

C. Silva  6.36

K/9IP

T. Lincecum  10.13

G. Floyd  6.40

L. Hernandez  3.49

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Boston Red Sox Batters (5.17 RS/G) vs. New York Yankees Pitchers (4.52 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 47.Ponson
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
41.Veras
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
55.Bailey G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 21/9 .278/.381/.333/.714 .606/.873 .650 13/.846 0/0 0/
44.Bay G/S/vP 5/.400 ··· 3/.000 ··· 1/.000 2/.000 ··· 1/.000 560/431 .293/.377/.521/.897 .791/.928 .851 106/.888 10/0 26/
22.Casey* G/S/vP 7/.572 ··· 4/1.250 2/.000 1/.000 3/1.167 ··· ··· 182/151 .345/.407/.424/.831 .971/.801 .679 34/.682 1/0 0/
30.Cash G/S/vP 3/.000 1/2.000 1/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· 3/1.000 1/.000 131/100 .229/.298/.339/.637 .984/.533 .693 23/.554 0/0 2/
13.Cora* G/S/vP 10/.875 1/.000 6/.666 1/.000 ··· 6/.666 ··· ··· 115/100 .278/.386/.351/.736 .619/.755 .699 36/.761 0/0 0/
10.Crisp# G/S/vP 8/1.000 1/2.000 6/1.000 8/.625 1/.000 13/.500 2/1.000 3/.000 332/250 .263/.323/.396/.719 .787/.695 .707 69/.823 16/6 7/
46.Ellsbury* G/S/vP 2/1.500 1/.000 4/.250 ··· 2/.000 4/.250 2/.000 1/.000 486/372 .263/.325/.358/.683 .670/.688 .640 77/.673 41/7 7/
12.Lowrie# G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 2/.500 ··· ··· ··· 183/127 .296/.359/.465/.825 .978/.755 .730 97/.904 0/0 2/
34.Ortiz* G/S/vP 51/1.364 3/.333 2/no AB 11/.989 1/3.000 22/.888 ··· 1/no AB 370/290 .263/.370/.487/.857 .695/.903 .721 102/.887 1/0 17/
15.Pedroia G/S/vP 6/2.433 3/.000 7/.453 ··· 2/.000 6/.333 3/.000 2/.500 594/456 .315/.361/.474/.835 .901/.814 .838 108/.937 12/1 14/
3.Thurston* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 9/8 .000/.111/.000/.111 .000/.125 / 0/0 0/
33.Varitek# G/S/vP 46/.951 1/.000 5/.650 7/1.429 1/.000 35/.809 ··· 3/.000 397/307 .223/.315/.370/.684 .817/.645 .674 73/.826 0/1 11/
20.Youkilis G/S/vP 12/.750 3/.333 7/.821 ··· 1/no AB 8/.833 1/.000 4/1.500 519/423 .319/.387/.570/.957 1.031/.941 .910 97/1.101 3/4 24/
IP 111.2 14.2 22.2 56.0 47.2 58.2 25.0 46.2 TOTAL .281/.358/.447/.805 .834/.797 .768 .847 97/27 144/73
ERA-K/9 4.67/3.7 4.30/4.3 2.38/7.5 4.34/9.8 3.59/10.4 1.53/10.3 5.76/10.4 2.70/9.6 4.30/7.1

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

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 501/.310 65/.283 95/.167 237/.222 197/.195 216/.175 107/.261 196/.217 .267  Bay
 Crisp
 Ellsbury
 Thurston
 Bailey
 Youkilis
127/0/0/6
0/94/0/3
54/53/24/3
4/0/0/0
3/0/1/0
0/0/2/0
OPS .821 .805 .577 .639 .651 .462 .684 .652 .735
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 275/.927 30/1.096 40/.463 77/.701 109/.718 112/.422 51/.632 94/.715 .728
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 226/.697 35/.562 55/.640 160/.608 88/.569 104/.504 56/.730 102/.597 .741
Home 291/.808 42/.945 33/.388 121/.596 114/.637 114/.551 52/.663 102/.602 .714
Last 28d days 125/.742 37/1.100 47/.508 33/.787 45/1.012 43/.525 53/.736 46/.687
HR/SB/CS 10/2/5 2/0/0 2/2/0 5/3/1 6/2/4 4/6/1 2/4/3 6/4/1 118/97/50
Usage ·····X·· X····X·· X··X··X· ··X·o··· o·X··o·· ··Xoo··· o·X··X·· ··oXo··X
New York Yankees Batters (4.85 RS/G) vs. Boston Red Sox Pitchers (4.29 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 36.Byrd
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
50.Timlin
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
53.Abreu* G/S/vP 13/.658 4/1.750 21/.348 4/1.167 6/1.100 10/.833 11/.788 561/399 .298/.371/.467/.838 .781/.861 .893 115/.946 14/10 15/
14.Betemit# G/S/vP 6/.500 1/.000 1/.000 3/.666 ··· 4/.750 1/.000 167/127 .259/.289/.405/.694 .651/.708 .739 37/.780 0/1 5/
24.Cano* G/S/vP 13/1.231 5/1.600 9/.597 3/1.167 10/1.100 8/.661 8/.750 516/365 .269/.307/.409/.716 .813/.677 .753 97/.785 1/4 12/
18.Damon* G/S/vP 26/.749 2/.500 2/1.000 ··· 5/.600 9/.000 22/.272 504/361 .313/.386/.463/.850 .792/.872 .848 117/.849 23/6 11/
11.Gardner* G/S/vP ··· 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 21/1.328 3/.667 6/.750 4/.250 7/1.000 8/.583 22/.827 445/324 .247/.378/.497/.875 .846/.885 .892 87/.729 2/1 25/
2.Jeter G/S/vP 34/.897 4/.500 ··· 5/.800 4/1.417 12/.697 35/.819 556/393 .294/.352/.402/.754 .805/.733 .753 113/.765 9/3 8/
55.Matsui* G/S/vP 11/1.000 2/.000 4/.500 ··· 7/.762 5/.000 9/1.301 314/220 .310/.392/.458/.850 .744/.897 .844 29/.737 0/0 9/
26.Molina G/S/vP 6/.533 2/.000 ··· 3/.333 2/.500 ··· 6/1.833 260/175 .230/.277/.328/.604 .490/.659 .661 46/.685 0/0 2/
22.Nady G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 4/.750 1/2.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 477/370 .328/.384/.552/.936 .915/.940 .930 103/1.030 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 20/.689 6/.334 3/1.167 5/1.100 5/.933 8/1.089 24/.924 480/351 .308/.398/.583/.980 .981/.980 1.107 111/.876 16/2 28/
12.Rodriguez G/S/vP 25/.560 4/1.000 2/.000 ··· 3/.666 8/.572 22/.909 379/291 .283/.327/.400/.727 .699/.736 .838 51/.547 7/1 6/
IP 144.1 55.0 49.1 73.0 52.0 58.0 38.2 TOTAL .273/.345/.427/.772 .736/.787 .798 .819 87/32 141/67
ERA-K/9 4.61/3.7 4.25/8.7 2.92/5.5 3.21/7.0 2.77/8.1 1.71/10.1 5.12/5.3 4.01/7.3

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Molina (37-30-6)
 Rodriguez (44-24-6)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 610/.284 238/.238 203/.256 304/.213 222/.228 221/.190 177/.286 .250  Nady
 Abreu
 Gardner
 Matsui
 Damon
22/0/86/12
0/0/123/9
16/5/0/2
21/0/3/2
78/17/0/1
OPS .794 .679 .721 .675 .647 .493 .814 .714
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 324/.915 108/.631 104/.634 156/.783 93/.538 117/.521 79/.970 .724
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 286/.662 130/.720 99/.808 148/.565 129/.728 104/.462 98/.683 .707
Road 381/.846 126/.742 87/.780 149/.613 114/.494 113/.569 95/.783 .696
Last 28d days 118/.709 54/.693 35/.560 55/.626 42/.610 46/.304 43/.835
HR/SB/CS 27/4/5 4/7/0 4/1/3 9/7/0 5/0/1 3/2/0 5/4/0 122/81/30
Usage ····X··· X·Xo···X o··X··Xo o·X·X··X o·o·X·X· o·X·o··· ···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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