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Game Preview: NYY @ BOS, 7:10pm, Friday, April 24, 2009 @Fenway Park II

Yankees, 9-6, 2nd, 2 GB

SP: Joba Chamberlain (23, RHP, 0-0, 5.06)

2009 Gamelogs / 2009 Splits / vs. BOS Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2009 (0-0) 10.2 10 8 6 6 9 2 5.06
2008 (4-3) 100.1 87 32 29 39 118 5 2.60
2007 (2-0) 24.0 12 2 1 6 34 1 0.38
Last 7 GS 2-1 41.0 39 19 16 10 46 5 3.51 55
2009-04-17 CLE ND 4.2 6 5 5 5 4 1 93 31
2009-04-12 @KCR ND 6.0 4 3 1 1 5 1 88 60
2008-08-04 @TEX ND 4.2 8 5 5 2 5 2 93 31
2008-07-30 BAL W 6.0 5 2 1 0 6 0 98 62
2008-07-25 @BOS W 7.0 3 0 0 1 9 0 102 79
2008-07-19 OAK ND 6.0 6 1 1 1 8 0 96 63
2008-07-11 @TOR L 6.2 7 3 3 0 9 1 108 57
Last 5 v.BOS 1-0 13.0 7 3 3 5 14 0 2.08 66
2008-07-25 @BOS W 7.0 3 0 0 1 9 0 102 79
2008-07-06 BOS ND 6.0 4 3 3 4 5 0 101 53
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:    4-2    Road:    5-4    ExtrInn: 1-0 
 vsRHP:   6-4    vsLHP:   3-2    1-Run:   2-0 
 vsEast:  3-3    vsCntrl: 4-3    vsWest:  2-0  IL: 0-0 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 15 Wed, Apr 22   OAK  W   9-7 (14)   9-6   2nd  1.5 gb
 14 Tue, Apr 21   OAK  W   5-3        8-6   2nd  1.5 gb
 13 Sun, Apr 19   CLE  W   7-3        7-6   2nd  2.5 gb
 12 Sat, Apr 18   CLE  L   4-22       6-6   3rd  2.5 gb
 11 Fri, Apr 17   CLE  W   6-5        6-5   3rd  1.5 gb
 10 Thu, Apr 16   CLE  L   2-10       5-5   3rd  2.5 gb
  9 Wed, Apr 15  @TBR  W   4-3        5-4   3rd  1.5 gb
  8 Tue, Apr 14  @TBR  W   7-2        4-4   3rd  2.0 gb
  7 Mon, Apr 13  @TBR  L   5-15       3-4   4th  2.5 gb
  6 Sun, Apr 12  @KCR  L   4-6        3-3   3rd  1.5 gb
 Last 10: 6-4    Last 20: 9-6    Last 30: 9-6 
RedSox, 9-6, 2nd, 2 GB

SP: Jon Lester (25, LHP, 1-2, 5.50)

2009 Gamelogs / 2009 Splits / vs. NYY Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2009 (1-2) 18.0 22 11 11 4 19 3 5.50
2008 (16-6) 210.1 202 78 75 66 152 14 3.21
2007 (4-0) 63.0 61 33 32 31 50 10 4.57
Last 7 GS 4-3 46.2 42 18 18 13 42 4 3.47 57
2009-04-19 BAL W 7.0 4 0 0 2 9 0 108 76
2009-04-13 @OAK L 6.0 10 6 6 0 5 2 106 33
2009-04-08 TBR L 5.0 8 5 5 2 5 1 94 34
2008-09-25 CLE W 6.0 2 1 1 1 4 0 86 67
2008-09-20 @TOR L 7.0 8 5 5 3 4 0 102 42
2008-09-14 TOR W 8.0 4 1 1 2 6 1 103 74
2008-09-08 TBR W 7.2 6 0 0 3 9 0 119 73
Last 5 v.NYY 2-0 26.1 27 10 10 6 28 1 3.42 57
2008-08-28 @NYY ND 6.2 5 1 1 0 8 0 119 68
2008-07-27 NYY W 7.0 9 2 2 1 8 0 113 58
2008-07-03 @NYY W 9.0 5 0 0 2 8 0 105 83
2006-08-18 NYY ND 3.2 8 7 7 3 4 1 95 18
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:    7-2    Road:    2-4    ExtrInn: 0-1 
 vsRHP:   5-3    vsLHP:   4-3    1-Run:   2-3 
 vsEast:  5-2    vsCntrl: 2-0    vsWest:  2-4  IL: 0-0 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 15 Wed, Apr 22   MIN  W   7-3        9-6   2nd  1.5 gb
 14 Wed, Apr 22   MIN  W  10-1  (7)   8-6   2nd  1.5 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
 Last 10: 7-3    Last 20: 9-6    Last 30: 9-6 
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Sun, Sep 28, 2008 BOS  4  NYY  3 (10)   W:Devern Hansack (1-0), L: Jose Veras (5-3), S: none
Sun, Sep 28, 2008 NYY  6 @BOS  2        W:Mike Mussina (20-9), L: Daisuke Matsuzaka (18-3), S: Mariano Rivera (39)
Fri, Sep 26, 2008 NYY 19 @BOS  8        W:David Robertson (4-0), L: David Pauley (0-1), S: none
Thu, Aug 28, 2008 NYY  3  BOS  2        W:Mariano Rivera (5-5), L: Justin Masterson (4-4), S: none
Wed, Aug 27, 2008 BOS 11 @NYY  3        W:Paul Byrd (9-11), L: Sidney Ponson (7-5), S: none
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
Season Series: 2009 -  0-0; 2008 - Tied 9-9; 2007 - NYY won 10-8; All-Time - NYY leads 1108-924

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.

Yankees Batters (5.60 RS/G) vs. RedSox Pitchers (4.20 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 31.Lester*
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
36.Penny
G/S/vB
56.Ramirez
G/S/vB
24.Saito
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
53.Cabrera# G/S/vP 8/1.375 2/1.000 ··· 4/.750 4/1.500 7/.679 8/1.771 ··· 2/2.000 ··· 453/312 .249/.301/.341/.641 .578/.670 .650 26/1.211 9/2 8/4
24.Cano* G/S/vP 11/.637 7/1.096 ··· 9/.597 5/1.100 10/1.100 9/.819 ··· 2/1.000 ··· 634/447 .271/.305/.410/.715 .794/.683 .668 66/.991 2/4 14/13
18.Damon* G/S/vP 14/1.167 4/.250 ··· 3/.666 ··· 6/.500 10/.100 3/.333 3/.666 ··· 623/438 .303/.375/.461/.836 .710/.889 .827 59/.897 29/8 17/2
11.Gardner* G/S/vP ··· 2/.000 ··· 1/.000 4/.000 1/.000 3/2.000 ··· ··· ··· 141/115 .228/.283/.299/.582 .250/.656 .705 55/.583 13/1 0/0
2.Jeter G/S/vP 14/.814 4/.500 ··· ··· 5/.800 5/1.100 12/.697 3/.666 2/.500 ··· 668/470 .300/.363/.408/.771 .822/.750 .778 68/.862 11/5 11/12
55.Matsui* G/S/vP 3/.000 2/.000 ··· 4/.500 1/no AB 7/.762 5/.000 ··· 2/.000 ··· 378/262 .294/.370/.424/.795 .751/.815 .805 51/.856 0/0 9/1
26.Molina G/S/vP 7/.858 3/.000 ··· ··· 3/.333 2/.500 1/no AB 5/1.000 ··· ··· 297/203 .216/.263/.313/.576 .521/.602 .494 20/.461 0/0 3/3
19.Pena# G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· / /// / 15/.421 / /
20.Posada# G/S/vP 3/.000 5/1.200 ··· 5/1.467 ··· 8/.125 7/.429 2/no AB 2/1.000 ··· 195/134 .268/.364/.411/.775 .733/.793 .810 56/.929 0/0 3/1
12.Ransom G/S/vP 3/1.667 1/no AB ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/2.000 ··· ··· ··· 51/35 .302/.400/.651/1.051 .670/1.234 1.577 49/.502 0/0 4/3
33.Swisher# G/S/vP 9/1.000 4/.000 ··· 4/.500 1/2.000 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 1/5.000 ··· 588/420 .219/.332/.410/.743 .746/.741 .596 60/1.148 3/3 24/7
25.Teixeira# G/S/vP 3/.000 2/.500 ··· 1/no AB ··· 2/1.000 2/.000 6/.000 1/.000 ··· 685/449 .308/.410/.552/.962 .902/.994 .899 55/.812 2/0 33/5
IP 210.1 74.1 59.1 88.1 62.0 69.1 94.2 71.2 47.0 TOTAL .271/.351/.485/.836 .959/.788 .786 .836 10/2 25/6
ERA-K/9 3.21/6.5 3.27/8.7 /0.0 2.43/5.8 3.16/6.9 2.61/8.7 2.34/10.0 6.27/4.8 2.64/8.8 2.49/11.5 4.14/6.9

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Molina (42-33-7)
 Posada (34-7-2)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 874/.256 307/.205 / 247/.245 365/.216 258/.212 273/.223 426/.304 295/.222 197/.226 .243  Cabrera
 Gardner
 Damon
 Swisher
 Matsui
8/117/5/7
17/22/0/5
87/34/0/3
18/70/18/3
21/0/3/2
OPS .688 .605 .699 .674 .612 .561 .843 .590 .594 .711
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 253/.571 142/.544 / 131/.587 178/.787 110/.547 145/.606 206/.876 139/.745 94/.612 .682
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 621/.737 165/.658 / 116/.818 187/.572 148/.661 128/.511 220/.812 156/.455 103/.577 .745
Home 470/.664 157/.532 / 151/.648 197/.686 127/.722 147/.536 256/.788 162/.551 121/.607
Last 28d days 76/.834 34/.570 4/.000 26/.950 47/.590 28/.467 26/.617 68/.918 30/.310 20/1.017
HR/SB/CS 14/8/5 5/7/0 // 4/1/3 10/9/1 6/0/1 4/2/0 13/8/3 2/3/1 1/1/1 13/12/4
Usage ····X··· ···X··X· ···o···· ···X··o· ···X···· ·o·o·oo· ·X···Xo· ·X····X· ·o··o·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 (5.60 RS/G) vs. Yankees Pitchers (6.47 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 62.Chamberlain
G/S/vB
63.Albaladejo
G/S/vB
38.Bruney
G/S/vB
48.Coke*
G/S/vB
43.Marte*
G/S/vB
36.Ramirez
G/S/vB
42.Rivera
G/S/vB
41.Veras
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
55.Bailey G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/no AB 59/31 .280/.390/.460/.850 .898/.785 .959 3/2.667 0/0 2/0
44.Bay G/S/vP 3/1.167 ··· 3/.000 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 4/.000 2/2.000 670/507 .286/.373/.522/.895 .852/.907 .913 65/.999 10/0 31/4
7.Drew* G/S/vP 8/.125 1/3.000 5/.000 1/.000 8/1.000 4/.250 5/.800 ··· 456/362 .280/.408/.519/.927 .926/.927 .927 53/1.041 4/1 19/4
46.Ellsbury* G/S/vP 7/.143 2/.000 4/.250 1/2.000 2/1.000 2/.000 4/.250 1/.000 609/458 .280/.336/.394/.729 .728/.729 .790 67/.615 50/11 9/0
22.Green G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 3/1.167 ··· 3/.333 ··· / /// / 35/.934 / /
16.Kottaras* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 1/3.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 5/3 .200/.200/.400/.600 1.500/.000 .600 14/.558 0/0 0/0
25.Lowell G/S/vP 8/1.357 ··· 7/.286 ··· ··· 4/.000 10/.733 2/1.500 468/364 .274/.338/.461/.798 .961/.754 .766 58/.936 2/2 17/10
34.Ortiz* G/S/vP 6/.334 2/.000 2/no AB 1/.000 13/.808 1/3.000 23/.848 1/no AB 491/370 .264/.369/.507/.877 .741/.921 .977 68/.616 1/0 23/
15.Pedroia G/S/vP 8/.875 2/.500 8/.393 ··· 1/.000 2/.000 7/.286 2/.500 726/545 .326/.376/.493/.869 .903/.857 .911 70/.756 20/1 17/6
33.Varitek# G/S/vP 2/.000 1/.000 5/.650 ··· 7/1.429 2/.000 35/.809 4/.250 483/372 .220/.313/.359/.672 .863/.616 .663 45/.872 0/1 13/4
51.Velazquez G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 8/7 .125/.125/.125/.250 .000/.286 .250 2/.000 0/0 0/0
20.Youkilis G/S/vP 8/1.025 1/2.000 7/.821 1/.000 ··· 1/no AB 10/.650 5/1.600 621/492 .312/.390/.569/.958 1.009/.946 1.019 67/1.272 3/5 29/7
IP 100.1 13.2 34.1 14.2 65.0 55.1 70.2 57.2 TOTAL .275/.361/.475/.837 .850/.829 .915 .837 10/6 19/9
ERA-K/9 2.60/10.6 3.95/8.5 1.83/8.7 0.61/8.6 4.02/9.8 3.90/10.3 1.40/9.8 3.59/9.8 6.02/6.9

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

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 417/.233 58/.294 137/.153 52/.160 272/.214 233/.215 259/.165 253/.239 .275  Bay
 Drew
 Ellsbury
 Youkilis
 Bailey
154/0/0/8
0/1/106/6
58/66/36/4
0/0/2/0
5/0/1/0
OPS .617 .839 .493 .392 .608 .685 .423 .738 .820
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 211/.660 24/.899 59/.420 30/.509 96/.679 134/.711 136/.376 114/.767 .804
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 206/.573 34/.787 78/.539 22/.232 176/.570 99/.651 123/.474 139/.716 .835
Road 204/.664 20/.476 84/.563 28/.464 129/.688 105/.772 114/.323 119/.755
Last 28d days 49/.867 34/.787 29/.321 27/.954 22/1.413 36/1.065 27/.444 38/.540
HR/SB/CS 5/8/4 1/2/2 2/3/0 0/0/0 5/3/1 7/2/4 4/6/1 7/5/3 20/10/7
Usage ······X· ·o··o·o· ··X·o·o· ·o····Xo ·o···X·X ·X···X·o ·oo·o·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.