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Game Preview: NYY @ BOS, 4:10pm, Saturday, April 25, 2009 @Fenway Park II

Yankees, 9-7, 3rd, 3 GB, 1 GB in WC

SP: A.J. Burnett (32, RHP, 2-0, 3.20)

2009 Gamelogs / 2009 Splits / vs. BOS Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2009 (2-0) 19.2 13 7 7 9 17 3 3.20
2008 (18-10) 221.1 211 109 100 86 231 19 4.07
2007 (10-8) 165.2 131 74 69 66 176 23 3.75
Last 7 GS 4-0 47.2 32 14 11 17 47 3 2.08 64
2009-04-19 CLE ND 6.1 3 3 3 7 2 2 111 50
2009-04-14 @TBR W 8.0 3 2 2 1 9 0 103 76
2009-04-09 @BAL W 5.1 7 2 2 1 6 1 98 51
2008-09-24 NYY ND 8.0 7 2 1 2 11 0 117 71
2008-09-19 BOS ND 7.0 8 3 3 2 6 0 121 53
2008-09-13 @BOS W 6.0 3 1 0 3 6 0 102 67
2008-09-09 @CHW W 7.0 1 1 0 1 7 0 112 79
Last 5 v.BOS 3-0 36.1 30 12 11 16 35 3 2.72 60
2008-09-19 BOS ND 7.0 8 3 3 2 6 0 121 53
2008-09-13 @BOS W 6.0 3 1 0 3 6 0 102 67
2008-08-24 BOS ND 7.0 7 5 5 3 7 2 109 47
2008-05-01 @BOS W 7.2 3 0 0 5 5 0 112 73
2007-09-18 BOS W 8.2 9 3 3 3 11 1 124 62
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:    4-2    Road:    5-5    ExtrInn: 1-1 
 vsRHP:   6-4    vsLHP:   3-3    1-Run:   2-1 
 vsEast:  3-4    vsCntrl: 4-3    vsWest:  2-0  IL: 0-0 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 16 Fri, Apr 24  @BOS  L   4-5 (11)   9-7   3rd  3.0 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
 Last 10: 6-4    Last 20: 9-7    Last 30: 9-7 
RedSox, 10-6, 2nd, 2 GB, 2 up in WC

SP: Josh Beckett (29, RHP, 2-1, 3.79)

2009 Gamelogs / 2009 Splits / vs. NYY Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2009 (2-1) 19.0 16 9 8 9 20 0 3.79
2008 (12-10) 174.1 173 80 78 34 172 18 4.03
2007 (20-7) 200.2 189 76 73 40 194 17 3.27
Last 7 GS 3-2 44.0 36 15 14 13 47 1 2.86 61
2009-04-18 BAL W 6.0 6 4 3 4 5 0 105 47
2009-04-12 @LAA L 6.0 8 4 4 2 5 0 103 43
2009-04-07 TBR W 7.0 2 1 1 3 10 0 93 76
2008-09-22 CLE L 6.0 7 4 4 1 6 0 105 55
2008-09-16 @TBR ND 8.0 3 1 1 1 7 1 95 78
2008-09-10 TBR ND 6.0 6 1 1 2 7 0 84 61
2008-09-05 @TEX W 5.0 4 0 0 0 7 0 80 66
Last 5 v.NYY 4-1 34.2 27 11 11 7 27 1 2.86 61
2008-07-25 NYY L 7.0 9 1 1 1 6 0 110 60
2008-07-04 @NYY W 6.0 4 3 3 2 4 0 102 54
2008-04-17 @NYY W 8.0 6 3 3 1 5 0 105 62
2008-04-12 NYY W 6.2 5 3 3 1 5 0 88 56
2007-09-15 NYY W 7.0 3 1 1 2 7 1 108 72
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:    8-2    Road:    2-4    ExtrInn: 1-1 
 vsRHP:   6-3    vsLHP:   4-3    1-Run:   3-3 
 vsEast:  6-2    vsCntrl: 2-0    vsWest:  2-4  IL: 0-0 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 16 Fri, Apr 24   NYY  W   5-4 (11)  10-6   2nd  2.0 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
 Last 10: 8-2    Last 20:10-6    Last 30:10-6 
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Fri, Apr 24, 2009 BOS  5  NYY  4 (11)   W:Ramon Ramirez (2-0), L: Damaso Marte (0-1), S: none

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)
Season Series: 2009 - BOS leads 1-0; 2008 - Tied 9-9; 2007 - NYY won 10-8; All-Time - NYY leads 1108-925

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 (5.50 RS/G) vs. RedSox Pitchers (4.19 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 19.Beckett
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 34/.686 3/.666 ··· 5/.600 4/1.500 7/.679 8/1.771 ··· 3/1.000 ··· 453/312 .249/.301/.341/.641 .578/.670 .650 32/1.089 9/2 8/4
24.Cano* G/S/vP 34/.945 8/1.042 ··· 10/.533 5/1.100 10/1.100 9/.819 ··· 3/1.334 ··· 634/447 .271/.305/.410/.715 .794/.683 .668 72/.941 2/4 14/13
18.Damon* G/S/vP 35/.743 4/.250 ··· 3/.666 ··· 7/.715 11/.182 3/.333 3/.666 1/.000 623/438 .303/.375/.461/.836 .710/.889 .827 65/.897 29/8 17/2
11.Gardner* G/S/vP 5/.000 2/.000 ··· 1/.000 4/.000 1/.000 3/2.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· 141/115 .228/.283/.299/.582 .250/.656 .705 56/.572 13/1 0/0
2.Jeter G/S/vP 36/.726 4/.500 ··· ··· 5/.800 6/1.467 13/.641 3/.666 2/.500 1/.000 668/470 .300/.363/.408/.771 .822/.750 .778 74/.860 11/5 11/12
55.Matsui* G/S/vP 15/.624 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 10/.200 3/.000 ··· ··· 3/.333 2/.500 2/1.500 5/1.000 ··· 1/.000 297/203 .216/.263/.313/.576 .521/.602 .494 25/.633 0/0 3/3
19.Pena# G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/no AB ··· ··· ··· / /// / 16/.421 / /
20.Posada# G/S/vP 25/.708 5/1.200 ··· 6/1.500 ··· 9/.347 7/.429 2/no AB 3/1.167 ··· 195/134 .268/.364/.411/.775 .733/.793 .810 62/.918 0/0 3/1
33.Swisher# G/S/vP 11/1.323 5/.000 ··· 5/.600 1/2.000 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 1/5.000 ··· 588/420 .219/.332/.410/.743 .746/.741 .596 65/1.129 3/3 24/7
25.Teixeira# G/S/vP 9/.222 2/.500 ··· 2/no AB ··· 3/1.334 3/.000 6/.000 1/.000 ··· 685/449 .308/.410/.552/.962 .902/.994 .899 61/.821 2/0 33/5
IP 174.1 74.1 59.1 88.1 62.0 69.1 94.2 71.2 47.0 TOTAL .274/.357/.478/.835 .957/.780 .792 .835 12/2 25/7
ERA-K/9 4.03/8.9 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 4.07/7.0

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

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 725/.256 307/.205 / 247/.245 365/.216 258/.212 273/.223 426/.304 295/.222 197/.226 .249  Cabrera
 Gardner
 Swisher
 Damon
 Matsui
8/117/5/7
17/22/0/5
18/70/18/3
87/34/0/3
21/0/3/2
OPS .700 .605 .699 .674 .612 .561 .843 .590 .594 .720
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 402/.710 142/.544 / 131/.587 178/.787 110/.547 145/.606 206/.876 139/.745 94/.612 .671
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 323/.687 165/.658 / 116/.818 187/.572 148/.661 128/.511 220/.812 156/.455 103/.577 .774
Home 316/.828 157/.532 / 151/.648 197/.686 127/.722 147/.536 256/.788 162/.551 121/.607
Last 28d days 80/.598 37/.528 4/.000 31/.925 47/.590 32/.714 31/.646 68/.918 34/.367 24/.905
HR/SB/CS 18/7/5 5/7/0 // 4/1/3 10/9/1 6/0/1 4/2/0 13/8/3 2/3/1 1/1/1 13/14/4
Usage ······X· o···X··X ····o··· X···X··o ····X··· X·o·o·oo X·X···Xo ··X····X o·o··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 (5.56 RS/G) vs. Yankees Pitchers (6.38 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 34.Burnett
G/S/vB
63.Albaladejo
G/S/vB
38.Bruney
G/S/vB
62.Chamberlain
G/S/vB
48.Coke*
G/S/vB
43.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/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
55.Bailey G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 2/1.000 1/no AB 59/31 .280/.390/.460/.850 .898/.785 .959 3/2.667 0/0 2/0
44.Bay G/S/vP 15/.938 1/.000 3/.000 6/1.467 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 5/1.000 1/.000 2/2.000 670/507 .286/.373/.522/.895 .852/.907 .913 70/1.092 10/0 31/4
7.Drew* G/S/vP 20/.753 1/3.000 5/.000 11/.091 2/.500 8/1.000 4/.250 6/.666 1/.000 ··· 456/362 .280/.408/.519/.927 .926/.927 .927 58/.971 4/1 19/4
46.Ellsbury* G/S/vP 15/.534 2/.000 4/.250 10/.311 2/1.000 3/.666 2/.000 5/.650 3/.666 1/.000 609/458 .280/.336/.394/.729 .728/.729 .790 73/.619 50/11 9/0
22.Green G/S/vP 6/1.000 1/no AB 1/.000 3/1.334 ··· 4/.833 ··· 3/.333 ··· ··· / /// / 40/.956 / /
16.Kottaras* G/S/vP 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 1/3.000 ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 5/3 .200/.200/.400/.600 1.500/.000 .600 14/.558 0/0 0/0
25.Lowell G/S/vP 18/.572 1/.000 7/.286 11/1.255 ··· ··· 4/.000 11/.855 ··· 2/1.500 468/364 .274/.338/.461/.798 .961/.754 .766 63/.941 2/2 17/10
34.Ortiz* G/S/vP 23/.716 2/.000 2/no AB 9/.444 2/.000 14/.741 1/3.000 24/.811 1/2.000 1/no AB 491/370 .264/.369/.507/.877 .741/.921 .977 74/.591 1/0 23/
15.Pedroia G/S/vP 23/.947 2/.500 8/.393 11/1.212 1/.000 2/.000 2/.000 8/.250 4/1.250 2/.500 726/545 .326/.376/.493/.869 .903/.857 .911 76/.773 20/1 17/6
30.Van Every* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 2/.500 1/2.000 18/15 .235/.278/.353/.631 .667/.624 .670 0/ 0/0 0/0
33.Varitek# G/S/vP 17/.753 2/.000 5/.650 5/.650 ··· 7/1.429 2/.000 36/.785 ··· 4/.250 483/372 .220/.313/.359/.672 .863/.616 .663 50/.852 0/1 13/4
51.Velazquez G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 8/7 .125/.125/.125/.250 .000/.286 .250 2/.000 0/0 0/0
20.Youkilis G/S/vP 21/.438 1/2.000 7/.821 11/.969 2/.000 1/5.000 1/no AB 11/.788 2/.000 5/1.600 621/492 .312/.390/.569/.958 1.009/.946 1.019 73/1.318 3/5 29/7
IP 221.1 13.2 34.1 100.1 14.2 65.0 55.1 70.2 30.1 57.2 TOTAL .279/.366/.481/.847 .841/.851 .922 .847 11/6 21/9
ERA-K/9 4.07/9.4 3.95/8.5 1.83/8.7 2.60/10.6 0.61/8.6 4.02/9.8 3.90/10.3 1.40/9.8 5.34/10.7 3.59/9.8 5.84/6.9

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

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 957/.249 58/.294 137/.153 417/.233 52/.160 272/.214 233/.215 259/.165 131/.257 253/.239 .280  Bay
 Drew
 Ellsbury
 Van Every
 Bailey
 Youkilis
154/0/0/8
0/1/106/6
58/66/36/4
1/1/8/0
5/0/1/0
0/0/2/0
OPS .710 .839 .493 .617 .392 .608 .685 .423 .690 .738 .831
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 546/.751 24/.899 59/.420 211/.660 30/.509 96/.679 134/.711 136/.376 63/.627 114/.767 .780
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 411/.656 34/.787 78/.539 206/.573 22/.232 176/.570 99/.651 123/.474 68/.747 139/.716 .879
Road 470/.687 20/.476 84/.563 204/.664 28/.464 129/.688 105/.772 114/.323 69/.621 119/.755
Last 28d days 78/.638 38/.738 29/.321 76/.937 32/.844 27/1.331 36/1.065 35/.657 8/.500 38/.540
HR/SB/CS 19/22/9 1/2/2 2/3/0 5/8/4 0/0/0 5/3/1 7/2/4 4/6/1 3/4/3 7/5/3 22/11/7
Usage ·····X·· o·o··o·o ···X·o·o X······X X·o····X X·o···X· ··X···X· X·oo·o·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.