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Game Preview: MIN @ BOS, 7:10pm, Wednesday, April 22, 2009 @Fenway Park II

Twins, 7-7, 4th, ½ GB, ½ GB in WC

SP: Francisco Liriano (25, LHP, 0-3, 5.09)

2009 Gamelogs / 2009 Splits / vs. BOS Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2009 (0-3) 17.2 17 11 10 5 11 2 5.09
2008 (6-4) 76.0 74 40 33 32 67 7 3.91
2006 (12-3) 121.0 89 31 29 32 144 9 2.16
Last 7 GS 1-4 39.2 45 28 23 12 33 5 5.22 46
2009-04-16 TOR L 6.0 7 2 1 1 5 0 104 56
2009-04-11 @CHW L 4.2 6 5 5 4 3 0 85 31
2009-04-06 SEA L 7.0 4 4 4 0 3 2 93 56
2008-09-26 KCR L 4.1 11 6 6 1 5 1 85 21
2008-09-21 @TBR W 7.0 5 1 1 4 7 0 108 66
2008-09-16 @CLE ND 2.2 6 8 4 2 4 2 72 24
2008-09-11 KCR ND 8.0 6 2 2 0 6 0 95 68
Has never faced BOS.
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:    6-5    Road:    1-2    ExtrInn: 1-0 
 vsRHP:   4-5    vsLHP:   3-2    1-Run:   3-0 
 vsEast:  1-3    vsCntrl: 1-2    vsWest:  5-2  IL: 0-0 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 14 Sun, Apr 19   LAA  W   3-1        7-7   4th  1.0 gb
 13 Sat, Apr 18   LAA  W   9-2        6-7   4th  2.0 gb
 12 Fri, Apr 17   LAA  W  11-9        5-7   4th  2.0 gb
 11 Thu, Apr 16   TOR  L   2-9        4-7   4th  2.0 gb
 10 Wed, Apr 15   TOR  L   2-12       4-6   4th  1.5 gb
  9 Tue, Apr 14   TOR  W   3-2 (11)   4-5   4th  1.5 gb
  8 Mon, Apr 13   TOR  L   6-8        3-5   4th  1.5 gb
  7 Sun, Apr 12  @CHW  L   1-6        3-4   4th  1.0 gb
  6 Sat, Apr 11  @CHW  L   0-8        3-3   1st    Tied
  5 Fri, Apr 10  @CHW  W  12-5        3-2   1st  0.5 up
 Last 10: 5-5    Last 20: 7-7    Last 30: 7-7 
RedSox, 7-6, 3rd, 2 GB, tied for WC

SP: Brad Penny (31, RHP, 1-0, 11.00)

2009 Gamelogs / 2009 Splits / vs. MIN Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2009 (1-0) 9.0 11 11 11 7 3 3 11.00
2008 (6-9) 94.2 112 68 66 42 51 13 6.27
2007 (16-4) 208.0 199 75 70 73 135 9 3.03
Last 7 GS 2-3 32.2 37 30 30 21 17 9 8.27 38
2009-04-17 BAL ND 3.0 6 8 8 5 1 1 85 11
2009-04-11 @LAA W 6.0 5 3 3 2 2 2 86 50
2008-08-13 PHI ND 3.0 6 6 6 2 4 3 69 25
2008-08-08 @SFG W 5.0 1 1 1 3 0 0 76 58
2008-06-14 @DET L 3.2 7 7 7 2 0 2 76 17
2008-06-08 CHC L 6.0 6 3 3 3 5 1 110 50
2008-06-03 COL L 6.0 6 2 2 4 5 0 116 53
Last 5 v.MIN 0-0 6.0 9 5 5 0 3 1 7.50 37
2005-06-10 MIN ND 6.0 9 5 5 0 3 1 89 37
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:    5-2    Road:    2-4    ExtrInn: 0-1 
 vsRHP:   4-3    vsLHP:   3-3    1-Run:   2-3 
 vsEast:  5-2    vsCntrl: 0-0    vsWest:  2-4  IL: 0-0 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 13 Mon, Apr 20   BAL  W  12-1        7-6   2nd  2.5 gb
 12 Sun, Apr 19   BAL  W   2-1        6-6   3rd  3.0 gb
 11 Sat, Apr 18   BAL  W   6-4        5-6   4th  3.0 gb
 10 Fri, Apr 17   BAL  W  10-8        4-6   5th  3.0 gb
  9 Wed, Apr 15  @OAK  W   8-2        3-6   5th  3.5 gb
  8 Tue, Apr 14  @OAK  L   5-6 (12)   2-6   5th  4.0 gb
  7 Mon, Apr 13  @OAK  L   2-8        2-5   5th  3.5 gb
  6 Sun, Apr 12  @LAA  L   4-5        2-4   5th  2.5 gb
  5 Sat, Apr 11  @LAA  W   5-4        2-3   4th  2.5 gb
  4 Fri, Apr 10  @LAA  L   3-6        1-3   5th  2.5 gb
 Last 10: 6-4    Last 20: 7-6    Last 30: 7-6 
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Wed, Jul 09, 2008 BOS 18  MIN  5        W:Josh Beckett (9-5), L: Livan Hernandez (9-6), S: none
Tue, Jul 08, 2008 BOS  6  MIN  5        W:David Aardsma (3-2), L: Matt Guerrier (4-4), S: Jonathan Papelbon (27)
Mon, Jul 07, 2008 BOS  1  MIN  0        W:Hideki Okajima (2-2), L: Brian Bass (3-3), S: Jonathan Papelbon (26)
Mon, May 12, 2008 MIN  7  BOS  3        W:Livan Hernandez (6-1), L: Clay Buchholz (2-3), S: none
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)
Season Series: 2009 -  0-0; 2008 - BOS won 4-3; 2007 - BOS won 4-3; All-Time - BOS leads 938-913

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 2009 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 2008 season

Stat

Best

Middle

Worst

RS/G

TEX  5.56

ATL  4.65

SDP  3.93

RA/G

TOR  3.77

HOU  4.61

TEX  5.97

BA

C. Jones  .364

R. Ibanez  .293

J. Towles  .137

OBP

C. Jones  .470

C. Lee  .368

T. Pena  .189

SLG

A. Pujols  .653

G. Dobbs  .491

T. Pena  .209

OPS

A. Pujols  1.114

J. Cust  .851

T. Pena  .398

ERA

J. Santana  2.53

A. Cook  3.96

N. Robertson  6.35

K/9IP

T. Lincecum  10.51

V. Padilla  6.68

L. Hernandez  3.35

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NOTE: Team stats shown are for the 2009 season. Player Stats for the 2008 season. We will switch to 2009 stats on May 1st.

Twins Batters (4.43 RS/G) vs. RedSox Pitchers (4.54 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 36.Penny
G/S/vB
17.Delcarmen
G/S/vB
62.Jones*
G/S/vB
48.Lopez*
G/S/vB
63.Masterson
G/S/vB
37.Okajima*
G/S/vB
58.Papelbon
G/S/vB
56.Ramirez
G/S/vB
24.Saito
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
32.Buscher* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 245/197 .294/.340/.390/.730 .455/.799 .776 14/.883 0/2 4/10
25.Casilla# G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 437/298 .281/.333/.374/.707 .638/.741 .659 49/.468 7/2 7/12
24.Crede G/S/vP ··· 4/.500 ··· ··· 1/3.000 ··· 1/.000 2/.000 ··· 373/281 .248/.314/.460/.773 .353/.910 .675 46/.608 0/3 17/20
5.Cuddyer G/S/vP 3/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 4/.500 3/.000 1/.000 ··· 279/198 .249/.330/.369/.699 .694/.700 .613 56/.639 5/1 3/2
22.Gomez G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 1/2.000 ··· 1/.000 1/no AB 6/.334 ··· 614/445 .258/.296/.360/.657 .712/.636 .622 37/.529 33/11 7/8
23.Harris G/S/vP ··· 4/.500 ··· 4/1.000 ··· 2/1.000 2/.000 4/.500 ··· 490/326 .265/.327/.394/.721 .714/.725 .724 28/.985 1/1 7/13
16.Kubel* G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 ··· 2/.500 ··· 1/.000 5/1.000 3/.666 ··· 517/402 .272/.335/.471/.805 .704/.833 .741 47/.939 0/1 20/3
58.Morales# G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· / /// / 23/.729 / /
33.Morneau* G/S/vP 3/1.333 4/1.250 ··· 4/1.417 ··· 6/.167 6/.834 2/no AB ··· 712/459 .300/.374/.499/.873 .778/.928 .897 60/.850 0/1 23/4
8.Punto# G/S/vP 1/.000 5/1.200 ··· 1/2.000 ··· 1/.000 4/1.167 4/1.167 ··· 377/245 .284/.344/.382/.726 .701/.739 .685 44/.622 15/6 2/10
55.Redmond G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 ··· 2/1.000 ··· 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 1/2.000 137/68 .287/.321/.333/.655 .627/.682 .584 28/.601 0/0 0/0
2.Span* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 1/no AB ··· ··· 2/.000 2/1.000 ··· 411/281 .294/.387/.432/.819 .873/.795 .797 59/.797 18/7 6/4
21.Young G/S/vP ··· 3/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· 2/.000 4/1.000 5/.000 1/2.000 623/437 .290/.336/.405/.741 .791/.720 .716 35/.560 14/5 10/8
IP 94.2 74.1 59.1 88.1 62.0 69.1 71.2 47.0 TOTAL .263/.323/.380/.703 .619/.745 .702 .703 7/3 9/7
ERA-K/9 6.27/4.8 3.27/8.7 /0.0 2.43/5.8 3.16/6.9 2.61/8.7 2.34/10.0 2.64/8.8 2.49/11.5 4.47/7.3

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Redmond (18-5-0)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 426/.304 307/.205 / 247/.245 365/.216 258/.212 273/.223 295/.222 197/.226 .250  Young
 Gomez
 Cuddyer
 Span
 Kubel
 Punto
151/0/0/11
0/151/0/9
0/1/58/7
0/19/85/6
18/0/32/2
0/3/0/0
OPS .843 .605 .699 .674 .612 .561 .590 .594 .726
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 206/.876 142/.544 / 131/.587 178/.787 110/.547 145/.606 139/.745 94/.612 .672
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 220/.812 165/.658 / 116/.818 187/.572 148/.661 128/.511 156/.455 103/.577 .787
Home 256/.788 157/.532 / 151/.648 197/.686 127/.722 147/.536 162/.551 121/.607
Last 28d days 44/.977 34/.570 4/.000 26/.950 47/.590 25/.530 23/.704 27/.302 20/1.017
HR/SB/CS 13/8/3 5/7/0 // 4/1/3 10/9/1 6/0/1 4/2/0 2/3/1 1/1/1 12/12/4
Usage ····X··· ·X··X··X ·o······ ·X··o··X ·X·····X ·o·oo··X ···Xo··X ··o·X··X ··XX····

NOTE: Team stats shown are for the 2009 season. Player Stats for the 2008 season. We will switch to 2009 stats on May 1st.

RedSox Batters (5.15 RS/G) vs. Twins Pitchers (5.71 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 47.Liriano*
G/S/vB
18.Ayala
G/S/vB
49.Breslow*
G/S/vB
39.Dickey
G/S/vB
54.Guerrier
G/S/vB
50.Mijares*
G/S/vB
31.Morillo
G/S/vB
36.Nathan
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
44.Bay G/S/vP 3/.000 8/.661 2/2.000 ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 2/.000 670/507 .286/.373/.522/.895 .852/.907 .913 57/1.108 10/0 31/4
54.Carter* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 20/18 .333/.400/.333/.733 2.000/.583 .774 6/.000 0/0 0/0
7.Drew* G/S/vP 3/.666 4/.750 ··· 5/2.850 5/.400 ··· ··· 3/1.667 456/362 .280/.408/.519/.927 .926/.927 .927 45/.971 4/1 19/4
46.Ellsbury* G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/2.000 4/.500 ··· ··· ··· 1/2.000 609/458 .280/.336/.394/.729 .728/.729 .790 59/.609 50/11 9/0
22.Green G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 2/.000 / /// / 28/.641 / /
16.Kottaras* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 5/3 .200/.200/.400/.600 1.500/.000 .600 10/.633 0/0 0/0
25.Lowell G/S/vP ··· 7/.572 ··· 6/2.433 7/.714 ··· ··· 8/.536 468/364 .274/.338/.461/.798 .961/.754 .766 54/.813 2/2 17/10
34.Ortiz* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 10/.775 4/4.000 ··· ··· 7/.453 491/370 .264/.369/.507/.877 .741/.921 .977 60/.558 1/0 23/
15.Pedroia G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 4/.833 3/1.167 ··· ··· 1/.000 726/545 .326/.376/.493/.869 .903/.857 .911 62/.742 20/1 17/6
33.Varitek# G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 7/.572 5/2.467 ··· ··· 4/.250 483/372 .220/.313/.359/.672 .863/.616 .663 41/.925 0/1 13/4
51.Velazquez G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 8/7 .125/.125/.125/.250 .000/.286 .250 2/.000 0/0 0/0
20.Youkilis G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 4/.833 4/.750 ··· ··· 5/.800 621/492 .312/.390/.569/.958 1.009/.946 1.019 59/1.335 3/5 29/7
IP 76.0 75.2 47.0 112.1 76.1 10.1 1.0 67.2 TOTAL .268/.354/.448/.802 .849/.776 .868 .802 9/4 15/6
ERA-K/9 3.91/7.9 5.71/5.9 1.91/7.5 5.21/4.6 5.19/7.0 0.87/4.4 0.00/0.0 1.33/9.8 5.50/5.8

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Kottaras (0-0-0)
 Varitek (56-16-4)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 329/.254 335/.287 189/.202 500/.284 344/.275 34/.088 4/.250 261/.179 .282  Bay
 Drew
 Ellsbury
 Carter
 Youkilis
154/0/0/8
0/1/106/6
58/66/36/4
3/0/0/0
0/0/2/0
OPS .719 .788 .516 .805 .802 .206 .750 .521 .778
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 79/.637 156/.778 88/.462 265/.799 126/.801 14/.286 2/1.500 133/.548 .813
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 250/.745 179/.795 101/.563 235/.812 218/.802 20/.150 2/.000 128/.495 .763
Road 154/.813 135/.860 99/.537 235/.809 175/.841 24/.167 / 111/.668
Last 28d days 75/.729 35/1.065 14/.643 44/.886 29/.718 / 4/.500 18/.461
HR/SB/CS 7/6/3 9/2/1 1/2/5 15/6/7 12/8/1 0/0/0 0/0/0 5/5/0 19/16/2
Usage ·····X·· ·····XX· ···X·o·· ·····oX· ····XX·· ···o···· ··X·o··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.