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Game Preview: CLE @ BOS, 7:10pm, Thursday, May 7, 2009 @Fenway Park II

Indians, 11-17, 5th, 6 GB, 6 GB in WC

SP: Jeremy Sowers (26, LHP, 0-0, undef)

2009 Gamelogs / 2009 Splits / vs. BOS Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2008 (4-9) 121.0 141 84 75 39 64 18 5.58
2007 (1-6) 67.1 84 49 48 21 24 10 6.42
2006 (7-4) 88.1 85 36 35 20 35 10 3.57
Last 7 GS 2-3 37.0 42 24 24 9 20 5 5.84 45
2008-09-25 @BOS L 6.0 7 5 5 3 1 0 95 36
2008-09-20 DET W 6.0 5 1 1 2 3 0 94 59
2008-09-14 KCR ND 3.0 5 3 3 1 2 1 75 38
2008-09-09 @BAL W 8.0 4 1 1 1 7 0 96 76
2008-09-03 CHW L 5.1 6 4 4 1 5 2 92 44
2008-08-29 SEA L 5.0 7 3 3 0 0 1 95 41
2008-08-23 @TEX ND 3.2 8 7 7 1 2 1 77 18
Last 5 v.BOS 0-2 16.2 18 11 11 6 7 2 5.94 43
2008-09-25 @BOS L 6.0 7 5 5 3 1 0 95 36
2007-05-29 @BOS L 5.2 6 4 4 1 1 2 94 41
2006-08-02 @BOS ND 5.0 5 2 2 2 5 0 88 52
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:    5-7    Road:    6-10   ExtrInn: 1-1 
 vsRHP:   7-15   vsLHP:   4-2    1-Run:   4-3 
 vsEast:  6-7    vsCntrl: 5-7    vsWest:  0-3  IL: 0-0 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 28 Wed, May  6  @BOS  W   9-2       11-17  5th  6.0 gb
 27 Tue, May  5  @TOR  L   6-10      10-17  5th  6.0 gb
 26 Mon, May  4  @TOR  W   9-7 (12)  10-16  5th  5.0 gb
 25 Sun, May  3  @DET  L   1-3        9-16  5th  5.0 gb
 24 Sat, May  2  @DET  L   7-9        9-15  5th  4.0 gb
 23 Fri, May  1  @DET  W   6-5        9-14  5th  3.5 gb
 22 Wed, Apr 29   BOS  L   5-6 (10)   8-14  5th  3.5 gb
 21 Tue, Apr 28   BOS  W   9-8        8-13  5th  3.5 gb
 20 Mon, Apr 27   BOS  L   1-3        7-13  5th  4.5 gb
 19 Sun, Apr 26   MIN  W   4-2        7-12  5th  3.5 gb
 Last 10: 5-5    Last 20:10-10   Last 30:11-17
RedSox, 17-11, 2nd, 2 GB, 2 up in WC

SP: Tim Wakefield (42, RHP, 3-1, 2.91)

2009 Gamelogs / 2009 Splits / vs. CLE Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2009 (3-1) 34.0 23 11 11 14 22 1 2.91
2008 (10-11) 181.0 154 89 83 60 117 25 4.13
2007 (17-12) 189.0 191 104 100 64 110 22 4.76
Last 7 GS 4-1 45.0 31 15 15 15 31 1 3.00 59
2009-05-02 @TBR W 5.0 7 5 5 2 5 1 101 36
2009-04-27 @CLE ND 7.0 1 0 0 4 5 0 112 76
2009-04-22 MIN W 7.0 5 1 1 1 4 0 102 66
2009-04-15 @OAK W 9.0 4 2 2 2 4 0 111 73
2009-04-10 @LAA L 6.0 6 3 3 5 4 0 99 47
2008-09-28 NYY ND 5.0 2 0 0 0 3 0 56 66
2008-09-23 CLE W 6.0 6 4 4 1 6 0 99 49
Last 5 v.CLE 2-1 31.2 24 13 11 17 21 3 3.13 55
2009-04-27 @CLE ND 7.0 1 0 0 4 5 0 112 76
2008-09-23 CLE W 6.0 6 4 4 1 6 0 99 49
2008-04-15 @CLE ND 6.0 7 2 2 4 4 0 106 50
2006-04-26 @CLE L 5.2 5 5 3 4 3 1 116 42
2005-06-29 CLE W 7.0 5 2 2 4 3 2 115 58
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   10-3    Road:    7-8    ExtrInn: 2-1 
 vsRHP:  11-8    vsLHP:   6-3    1-Run:   4-4 
 vsEast: 11-5    vsCntrl: 4-2    vsWest:  2-4  IL: 0-0 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 28 Wed, May  6   CLE  L   2-9       17-11  2nd  2.0 gb
 27 Tue, May  5  @NYY  W   7-3       17-10  2nd  1.0 gb
 26 Mon, May  4  @NYY  W   6-4       16-10  2nd  1.0 gb
 25 Sun, May  3  @TBR  L   3-5       15-10  2nd  2.0 gb
 24 Sat, May  2  @TBR  W  10-6       15-9   2nd  1.0 gb
 23 Fri, May  1  @TBR  L   2-6       14-9   2nd  1.0 gb
 22 Thu, Apr 30  @TBR  L   0-13      14-8   1st    Tied
 21 Wed, Apr 29  @CLE  W   6-5 (10)  14-7   1st    Tied
 20 Tue, Apr 28  @CLE  L   8-9       13-7   2nd  1.0 gb
 19 Mon, Apr 27  @CLE  W   3-1       13-6   1st    Tied
 Last 10: 5-5    Last 20:15-5    Last 30:17-11
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Wed, May 06, 2009 CLE  9 @BOS  2        W:Carl Pavano (2-3), L: Justin Masterson (2-2), S: Aaron Laffey (1)
Wed, Apr 29, 2009 BOS  6 @CLE  5 (10)   W:Hideki Okajima (2-0), L: Jensen Lewis (2-3), S: Jonathan Papelbon (6)
Tue, Apr 28, 2009 CLE  9  BOS  8        W:Kerry Wood (1-1), L: Javier Lopez (0-2), S: none
Mon, Apr 27, 2009 BOS  3 @CLE  1        W:Manny Delcarmen (1-0), L: Kerry Wood (0-1), S: Jonathan Papelbon (5)

Thu, Sep 25, 2008 BOS  6  CLE  1        W:Jon Lester (16-6), L: Jeremy Sowers (4-9), S: none
Wed, Sep 24, 2008 BOS  5  CLE  4        W:David Aardsma (4-2), L: Rafael Perez (4-4), S: Manny Delcarmen (2)
Tue, Sep 23, 2008 BOS  5  CLE  4        W:Tim Wakefield (10-11), L: Cliff Lee (22-3), S: Jonathan Papelbon (41)
Mon, Sep 22, 2008 CLE  4 @BOS  3        W:Zach Jackson (1-3), L: Josh Beckett (12-10), S: Jensen Lewis (12)
Tue, Apr 15, 2008 BOS  5 @CLE  3        W:David Aardsma (1-1), L: Jensen Lewis (0-1), S: Hideki Okajima (1)
Mon, Apr 14, 2008 BOS  6 @CLE  4        W:Mike Timlin (1-1), L: Joe Borowski (0-2), S: Jonathan Papelbon (5)
Season Series: 2009 - Tied 2-2; 2008 - BOS won 5-1; 2007 - BOS won 5-2; All-Time - CLE leads 1011-945

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

Stat

Best

Middle

Worst

RS/G

TOR  6.30

CHC  4.78

SFG  3.50

RA/G

LAD  3.66

CHC  4.67

NYY  6.30

BA

  

  

  

OBP

  

  

  

SLG

  

  

  

OPS

  

  

  

ERA

Z. Greinke  .40

R. Oswalt  4.26

C. Silva  8.48

K/9IP

J. Santana  12.24

J. Danks  6.68

J. Pineiro  2.70

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Indians Batters (5.54 RS/G) vs. RedSox Pitchers (5.00 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 49.Wakefield
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
29.Barfield G/S/vP 1/.000 1/2.000 ··· ··· 1/2.000 2/.000 1/3.000 8/.375 4/.000 5/.800 2/2 1.000/1.000/1.000/2.000 /2.000 2.000 2/2.000 0/1 0/0
13.Cabrera# G/S/vP 6/.000 2/.000 2/.000 2/1.000 5/1.600 1/.000 1/.000 3/1.167 4/.000 1/2.000 115/75 .333/.416/.434/.850 .694/.967 .972 104/.866 4/0 1/1
17.Choo* G/S/vP 6/1.000 2/.500 2/.000 3/.666 3/1.334 3/.000 2/1.000 2/1.000 2/no AB ··· 122/81 .271/.410/.448/.858 .785/.886 .786 114/.879 6/0 3/2
20.Dellucci* G/S/vP 19/.868 1/.000 1/.000 2/.000 3/.000 ··· 4/.250 13/.231 2/2.000 1/.000 18/16 .412/.444/.529/.974 1.000/.971 .974 18/.974 0/0 0/
7.DeRosa G/S/vP 7/.619 4/.250 2/4.000 3/2.333 3/1.167 ··· 3/.666 30/.724 1/.000 4/1.833 129/94 .256/.318/.470/.788 1.019/.694 .798 115/.863 0/1 6/5
12.Francisco G/S/vP ··· 2/.500 2/.000 2/2.000 5/.200 ··· 4/.250 2/2.500 4/.000 2/2.000 92/67 .250/.326/.375/.701 .820/.659 .657 80/.700 4/1 2/1
25.Garko G/S/vP 6/.533 3/.333 1/.000 1/.000 2/.000 3/1.167 2/2.000 2/.000 4/.000 1/2.000 78/56 .292/.397/.385/.782 .843/.758 .816 74/.763 0/0 1/1
16.LaPorta G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 11/5 .100/.182/.400/.582 1.133/.000 .582 11/.582 0/0 1/0
41.Martinez# G/S/vP 15/1.181 3/1.167 ··· 5/1.800 4/1.250 6/.167 1/.000 3/1.667 4/.000 ··· 131/90 .398/.466/.655/1.121 1.224/1.095 1.162 117/1.130 0/0 6/1
2.Peralta G/S/vP 15/.767 5/.650 2/.000 2/1.500 3/.000 3/.000 6/.000 2/2.000 4/.833 2/1.500 111/80 .208/.279/.297/.576 .534/.593 .664 98/.579 0/0 1/3
10.Shoppach G/S/vP 6/.167 2/.500 1/no AB ··· 6/.500 ··· 3/.000 ··· 2/2.500 1/.000 60/45 .229/.383/.396/.779 1.400/.601 .970 52/.702 0/0 2/0
24.Sizemore* G/S/vP 12/.444 7/.143 2/.500 6/.167 4/.000 2/.000 3/.000 3/.666 3/.000 2/.000 137/94 .233/.321/.450/.771 .910/.711 .881 123/.731 5/4 6/0
1.Valbuena* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 4/4 .000/.500/.000/.500 /.500 .500 4/.500 0/0 0/0
IP 34.0 14.1 8.0 8.2 29.0 13.2 12.0 23.2 15.1 10.0 TOTAL .272/.361/.438/.799 .863/.774 .845 .806 20/7 33/17
ERA-K/9 2.91/5.8 0.63/7.6 3.38/7.9 10.38/3.1 5.28/8.1 3.95/11.2 1.50/9.8 7.61/5.3 0.59/4.7 4.50/9.9 4.76/7.9

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 145/.183 64/.212 32/.172 51/.425 128/.284 60/.200 55/.222 116/.303 55/.143 45/.310 .267
OPS .552 .632 .640 1.165 .728 .662 .663 .913 .481 .857 .776
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 58/.709 38/.574 13/.237 22/1.179 81/.794 26/.410 32/.513 65/.976 37/.552 24/.467 .748
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 87/.449 26/.718 19/.925 29/1.152 47/.612 34/.869 23/.879 51/.833 18/.343 21/1.323 .806
Home 30/.563 33/.419 14/.548 24/1.467 79/.657 25/.940 25/.442 44/.962 28/.450 21/.686
Last 28d days 145/.552 56/.683 32/.640 45/1.111 124/.736 52/.622 52/.706 116/.913 48/.557 41/.815
HR/SB/CS 1/6/0 0/3/1 2/0/0 1/1/0 2/5/2 2/0/0 1/3/0 5/7/0 1/3/0 2/2/0 31/36/8
Usage ····X··· ···X·X·X X··o··X· X·····Xo X····X·· ·X··X··X ··X····X ···X···· ··oooo·· ·o··X·X·
RedSox Batters (5.57 RS/G) vs. Indians Pitchers (5.89 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS
G/S/vB
63.Betancourt
G/S/vB
39.Chulk
G/S/vB
40.Herges
G/S/vB
30.Kobayashi
G/S/vB
50.Lewis
G/S/vB
49.Sipp*
G/S/vB
34.Wood
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
55.Bailey G/S/vP 3/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 25/18 .100/.280/.250/.530 1.262/.222 1.229 25/.530 0/0 1/1
44.Bay G/S/vP 3/.667 3/.333 2/.500 3/1.167 ··· 2/1.500 ··· 14/1.072 121/91 .311/.479/.622/1.102 1.125/1.094 .983 109/1.111 4/0 7/0
7.Drew* G/S/vP 3/.000 2/.500 4/.583 4/1.000 ··· 2/.000 1/.000 32/.512 102/75 .259/.382/.482/.865 .912/.846 .941 94/.894 0/1 3/1
46.Ellsbury* G/S/vP 4/1.250 1/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· 2/2.000 1/.000 1/.000 125/89 .291/.323/.350/.673 .485/.750 .791 111/.711 15/3 1/0
22.Green G/S/vP 5/.400 3/.000 2/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 75/52 .265/.333/.397/.730 .547/.812 .833 75/.730 1/2 1/6
16.Kottaras* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/no AB 26/18 .143/.269/.238/.507 .375/.564 .143 26/.507 0/0 0/0
25.Lowell G/S/vP 5/.600 4/.500 3/.000 11/.637 ··· 3/.000 ··· 15/.624 115/90 .300/.330/.564/.894 .972/.874 1.038 103/.926 0/0 6/3
23.Lugo G/S/vP 3/.666 4/2.500 12/.384 8/1.500 ··· 2/.000 ··· 12/.697 17/16 .267/.353/.267/.620 2.000/.527 2.000 17/.620 0/0 0/1
34.Ortiz* G/S/vP 3/.000 7/.000 7/2.171 1/2.000 ··· 3/.000 1/.000 1/2.000 128/84 .229/.336/.333/.669 .527/.747 .722 115/.665 0/1 0/
15.Pedroia G/S/vP 5/.900 2/.000 2/1.000 ··· ··· 4/1.250 1/no AB 1/no AB 132/92 .310/.402/.416/.817 .608/.911 .916 118/.821 4/3 1/1
30.Van Every* G/S/vP ··· 1/2.000 ··· ··· ··· 1/5.000 ··· ··· 13/12 .364/.462/.636/1.098 .000/1.200 1.417 13/1.098 0/0 1/0
33.Varitek# G/S/vP 5/1.200 6/.334 5/.650 ··· ··· 3/1.666 ··· 1/2.000 91/73 .231/.330/.462/.791 .922/.760 .926 79/.779 0/0 4/1
20.Youkilis G/S/vP 9/1.917 5/1.600 3/.666 2/.000 ··· 5/1.800 1/.000 1/.000 109/70 .393/.505/.719/1.224 1.364/1.149 1.426 96/1.180 1/0 6/1
IP 14.0 12.0 9.2 13.2 5.0 10.0 TOTAL .275/.370/.452/.822 .787/.836 .917 .831 25/10 31/18
ERA-K/9 /0.0 5.14/9.6 3.75/3.0 /0.0 3.72/3.7 5.93/8.5 3.60/14.4 7.20/14.4 5.82/6.5

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA / 64/.286 55/.233 / 40/.200 61/.333 20/.167 46/.293 .291
OPS .824 .726 .700 1.134 .750 .906 .840
vs LHB (BF-OPS) / 27/1.169 23/.316 / 17/.794 31/1.556 10/.700 21/.754 .884
vs RHB (BF-OPS) / 37/.604 32/1.027 / 23/.620 30/.749 10/.800 25/1.036 .809
Road / 43/.849 29/.905 / 25/.163 35/1.486 10/1.400 19/.669
Last 28d days / 60/.790 55/.726 / 31/.804 50/1.101 20/.750 40/.850
HR/SB/CS // 2/0/0 1/0/0 // 2/0/0 6/0/0 2/1/0 2/1/0 36/14/3
Usage ··X·Xo·X ·o··X··· ·o·o···· ·oo··o·X ·oX·o··· ··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.