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Game Preview: NYM @ BOS, 7:10pm, Friday, May 22, 2009 @Fenway Park II

Mets, 21-19, 2nd, 1½ GB, 2½ GB in WC

SP: Johan Santana (30, LHP, 5-2, 1.36)

2009 Gamelogs / 2009 Splits / vs. BOS Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2009 (5-2) 53.0 42 14 8 13 67 3 1.36
2008 (16-7) 234.1 206 74 66 63 206 23 2.53
2007 (15-13) 219.0 183 88 81 52 235 33 3.33
Last 7 GS 4-2 47.1 39 13 7 9 60 3 1.33 66
2009-05-16 @SFG W 7.0 11 6 4 0 7 1 101 42
2009-05-11 ATL L 6.1 7 2 0 1 6 0 108 60
2009-05-06 PHI W 7.0 2 0 0 3 10 0 101 80
2009-04-29 FLA ND 7.0 5 2 2 3 7 1 109 63
2009-04-24 WSN W 6.0 6 1 1 1 10 1 104 65
2009-04-18 MIL W 7.0 5 0 0 0 7 0 102 74
2009-04-12 @FLA L 7.0 3 2 0 1 13 0 98 79
Last 5 v.BOS 2-1 32.0 27 12 9 7 35 4 2.53 60
2007-05-05 BOS W 5.0 7 1 1 2 5 0 98 52
2006-09-21 @BOS L 5.0 6 4 2 3 3 1 100 43
2006-06-13 BOS ND 8.0 5 1 1 0 13 1 102 81
2005-08-06 BOS ND 6.0 7 3 3 1 2 0 94 47
2004-08-01 BOS W 8.0 2 3 2 1 12 2 115 79
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   12-8    Road:    9-11   ExtrInn: 1-3 
 vsRHP:  16-16   vsLHP:   5-3    1-Run:   7-9 
 vsEast: 10-8    vsCntrl: 7-5    vsWest:  4-6  IL: 0-0 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 40 Wed, May 20  @LAD  L   1-2       21-19  2nd  1.0 gb
 39 Tue, May 19  @LAD  L   3-5       21-18  2nd  1.0 gb
 38 Mon, May 18  @LAD  L   2-3 (11)  21-17  1st    Tied
 37 Sun, May 17  @SFG  L   0-2       21-16  1st  0.5 up
 36 Sat, May 16  @SFG  W   9-6       21-15  1st  1.5 up
 35 Fri, May 15  @SFG  W   8-6       20-15  1st  2.0 up
 34 Thu, May 14  @SFG  W   7-4       19-15  1st  2.0 up
 33 Wed, May 13   ATL  L   7-8 (12)  18-15  1st  1.0 up
 32 Tue, May 12   ATL  W   4-3 (10)  18-14  1st  1.0 up
 31 Mon, May 11   ATL  L   3-8       17-14  1st  0.5 up
 Last 10: 4-6    Last 20:12-8    Last 30:16-14
RedSox, 25-16, 2nd, ½ GB, 3½ up in WC

SP: Daisuke Matsuzaka (28, RHP, 0-1, 12.79)

2009 Gamelogs / 2009 Splits / vs. NYM Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2009 (0-1) 6.1 14 9 9 5 5 3 12.79
2008 (18-3) 167.2 128 58 54 94 154 12 2.90
2007 (15-12) 204.2 191 100 100 80 201 25 4.40
Last 7 GS 2-2 33.1 35 20 19 19 35 5 5.13 48
2009-04-14 @OAK ND 1.0 5 5 5 2 0 0 43 21
2009-04-09 TBR L 5.1 9 4 4 3 5 3 100 36
2008-09-28 NYY L 4.0 4 3 3 2 5 1 73 45
2008-09-21 @TOR W 7.0 2 0 0 2 6 0 109 77
2008-09-15 @TBR W 5.0 3 1 1 2 7 1 101 62
2008-09-09 TBR ND 5.0 8 3 3 4 5 0 102 40
2008-09-03 BAL ND 6.0 4 4 3 4 7 0 112 53
Has never faced NYM.
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   16-4    Road:    9-12   ExtrInn: 2-2 
 vsRHP:  15-11   vsLHP:  10-5    1-Run:   7-7 
 vsEast: 16-6    vsCntrl: 5-2    vsWest:  4-8  IL: 0-0 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 41 Thu, May 21   TOR  W   5-1       25-16  2nd  0.5 gb
 40 Wed, May 20   TOR  W   8-3       24-16  2nd  1.5 gb
 39 Tue, May 19   TOR  W   2-1       23-16  2nd  2.5 gb
 38 Sun, May 17  @SEA  L   2-3       22-16  2nd  3.0 gb
 37 Sat, May 16  @SEA  W   5-3       22-15  2nd  2.0 gb
 36 Fri, May 15  @SEA  L   4-5       21-15  2nd  2.0 gb
 35 Thu, May 14  @LAA  L   4-5 (12)  21-14  2nd  1.0 gb
 34 Wed, May 13  @LAA  L   4-8       21-13  2nd  1.0 gb
 33 Tue, May 12  @LAA  W   4-3       21-12  2nd  1.0 gb
 32 Sun, May 10   TBR  W   4-3       20-12  2nd  1.0 gb
 Last 10: 6-4    Last 20:11-9    Last 30:20-10
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Thu, Jun 29, 2006 BOS  4  NYM  2        W:Curt Schilling (10-2), L: Aaron Heilman (0-3), S: Jonathan Papelbon (24)
Wed, Jun 28, 2006 BOS 10  NYM  2        W:Josh Beckett (10-3), L: Pedro Martinez (7-4), S: none
Tue, Jun 27, 2006 BOS  9  NYM  4        W:Jon Lester (3-0), L: Alay Soler (2-2), S: none
Sat, Jul 14, 2001 NYM  2  BOS  0        W:Glendon Rusch (5-5), L: Rolando Arrojo (2-3), S: Armando Benitez (20)
Fri, Jul 13, 2001 BOS  3 @NYM  1        W:David Cone (5-1), L: Kevin Appier (5-9), S: Derek Lowe (16)
Thu, Jul 12, 2001 NYM  4  BOS  2        W:Al Leiter (5-8), L: Tim Wakefield (6-3), S: Armando Benitez (19)
Sat, Jul 15, 2000 BOS  6  NYM  4        W:Ramon Martinez (7-5), L: Mike Hampton (9-6), S: Derek Lowe (20)
Fri, Jul 14, 2000 NYM  6 @BOS  4        W:Pat Mahomes (3-1), L: Derek Lowe (2-4), S: Armando Benitez (20)
Thu, Jul 13, 2000 BOS  4  NYM  3        W:Rich Garces (4-0), L: Armando Benitez (2-4), S: none
Sun, Jun 13, 1999 NYM  5  BOS  4        W:Orel Hershiser (6-5), L: Mark Portugal (3-5), S: Turk Wendell (2)
Season Series: 2009 -  0-0; 2008 -  0-0; 2007 -  0-0; All-Time - BOS leads 10-8

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

PHI  5.74

LAA  4.85

SDP  3.71

RA/G

LAD  3.76

SDP  4.78

WSN  6.37

BA

V. Martinez  .400

  

G. Sizemore  .213

OBP

V. Martinez  .474

  

G. Sizemore  .298

SLG

J. Morneau  .629

  

E. Bonifacio  .320

OPS

V. Martinez  1.098

  

E. Bonifacio  .623

ERA

Z. Greinke  .82

K. Uehara  4.34

A. Eaton  8.56

K/9IP

J. Verlander  12.31

B. McCarthy  6.60

M. Pelfrey  2.41

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Mets Batters (4.88 RS/G) vs. RedSox Pitchers (4.76 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS
G/S/vB
60.Bard
G/S/vB
17.Delcarmen
G/S/vB
62.Jones*
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
15.Beltran# G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 21/.667 1/.000 5/.200 182/134 .370/.467/.584/1.051 1.263/.975 1.258 111/1.025 7/1 6/2
1.Castillo# G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 2/1.500 6/2.033 ··· 2/.000 133/94 .279/.364/.333/.698 .736/.681 .601 80/.555 6/1 0/4
11.Castro G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 3/.833 ··· 1/no AB 79/57 .239/.316/.366/.683 .641/.699 .534 50/.740 0/0 2/2
19.Church* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 12/1.045 1/.000 3/.666 136/109 .276/.333/.358/.691 .481/.742 .785 78/.500 2/1 1/1
6.Martinez G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 2/1.500 1/3.000 ··· 12/9 .000/.000/.000/.000 .000/.000 .000 12/.000 0/0 0/2
28.Murphy* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 130/111 .263/.333/.395/.728 .896/.701 .767 68/.678 1/1 3/3
16.Pagan# G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 2/1.000 1/4.000 2/1.000 14/7 .357/.357/.429/.786 1.000/.571 .786 14/.786 1/0 0/0
18.Reed* G/S/vP 3/.000 ··· ··· ··· 3/.667 ··· 5/.000 3/.666 1/2.000 ··· 36/35 .333/.389/.424/.813 2.000/.778 .701 27/.887 0/0 0/1
7.Reyes# G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 35/.762 3/1.167 2/.000 166/131 .279/.355/.395/.750 1.086/.662 .570 90/.705 11/2 2/5
9.Santos G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 64/57 .255/.297/.400/.697 1.000/.656 .585 55/.639 0/0 1/0
10.Sheffield G/S/vP 13/1.615 ··· 2/.000 ··· ··· 4/.000 2/.500 31/.762 4/1.250 ··· 87/54 .254/.391/.423/.813 1.108/.633 .764 60/.877 1/1 2/1
17.Tatis G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 10/.000 ··· 1/.000 80/49 .282/.338/.451/.788 .656/.870 .365 66/.789 2/1 2/0
5.Wright G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 25/1.851 2/1.000 3/.333 178/145 .362/.461/.544/1.004 1.428/.910 1.146 105/1.144 10/7 3/6
IP 6.1 4.0 19.0 9.0 41.1 19.0 19.0 43.0 22.2 15.0 TOTAL .287/.368/.419/.788 .932/.745 .776 .786 44/16 26/32
ERA-K/9 12.79/7.1 2.25/2.2 0.95/7.1 8.00/7.0 4.57/7.6 2.84/10.4 0.95/9.9 6.07/4.6 0.79/5.2 3.60/7.2 4.55/7.2

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 38/.438 19/.353 84/.239 42/.270 182/.294 79/.179 84/.211 199/.305 83/.149 68/.295 .272
OPS 1.401 .780 .647 .882 .757 .610 .593 .875 .448 .781 .770
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 24/1.058 7/1.548 49/.560 17/.548 102/.782 33/.545 46/.473 101/.887 46/.475 32/.457 .756
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 14/1.976 12/.348 35/.767 25/1.131 80/.724 46/.658 38/.732 98/.863 37/.416 36/1.073 .783
Home 28/1.381 5/1.400 41/.463 21/.937 79/.657 35/.688 41/.446 101/.893 39/.456 35/.669
Last 28d days / 19/.780 47/.741 38/.984 135/.818 47/.539 53/.562 131/.854 49/.506 44/.716
HR/SB/CS 3/1/0 0/1/0 0/3/1 2/0/0 3/5/3 2/0/0 1/7/0 5/8/0 1/3/0 2/3/0 39/49/11
Usage ·o····X· ·o··X··o ········ ····X··· ·o··oo·o o·o··o·X ·X·····X X···Xo·X ·X····X·
RedSox Batters (5.44 RS/G) vs. Mets Pitchers (4.35 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 57.Santana*
G/S/vB
25.Feliciano*
G/S/vB
50.Green
G/S/vB
39.Parnell
G/S/vB
22.Putz
G/S/vB
75.Rodriguez
G/S/vB
43.Stokes
G/S/vB
36.Takahashi*
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
55.Bailey G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 69/49 .190/.319/.362/.681 1.265/.440 1.059 66/.607 0/0 2/2
5.Baldelli G/S/vP 17/.301 ··· ··· ··· 2/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· 41/13 .205/.244/.333/.577 .706/.308 .789 27/.607 0/0 1/0
44.Bay G/S/vP 6/1.700 1/2.000 1/2.000 ··· 2/1.000 1/.000 ··· ··· 178/127 .301/.433/.657/1.090 1.090/1.090 1.130 108/1.087 4/0 13/0
7.Drew* G/S/vP 3/.333 2/1.000 5/1.850 ··· 2/.000 3/.333 2/.000 ··· 144/104 .258/.382/.500/.882 .945/.858 .846 86/.820 0/2 6/1
46.Ellsbury* G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/2.000 ··· ··· 3/.000 ··· ··· 183/128 .302/.335/.378/.713 .542/.787 .797 110/.776 17/5 1/0
22.Green G/S/vP 6/.167 1/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 95/68 .302/.368/.430/.799 .733/.825 .884 55/.685 1/2 1/8
16.Kottaras* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 37/25 .133/.243/.200/.443 .265/.531 .217 23/.375 0/0 0/0
25.Lowell G/S/vP 11/.282 4/.000 8/.661 ··· 8/.250 6/.500 2/3.500 ··· 166/121 .289/.319/.516/.835 .825/.839 1.020 103/.771 0/0 7/5
23.Lugo G/S/vP 23/.490 ··· 5/.500 ··· 3/.333 8/.375 4/.250 ··· 64/49 .293/.359/.414/.773 1.110/.667 .846 64/.773 1/0 1/4
34.Ortiz* G/S/vP 12/.705 ··· 1/2.000 ··· 7/.000 6/1.334 2/1.500 ··· 170/112 .211/.318/.324/.642 .680/.617 .737 96/.681 0/1 1/
15.Pedroia G/S/vP 5/1.000 ··· 6/.167 ··· 5/.400 3/.666 1/.000 ··· 183/121 .318/.410/.420/.830 .674/.911 .903 107/.871 4/3 1/1
33.Varitek# G/S/vP 20/1.111 ··· 6/.900 ··· 9/1.842 7/.453 2/2.000 ··· 131/103 .237/.321/.500/.821 1.262/.708 .952 81/.802 0/0 7/1
20.Youkilis G/S/vP 6/.334 1/2.000 7/.619 ··· 7/.686 7/.715 1/.000 ··· 118/75 .402/.508/.701/1.210 1.323/1.147 1.367 45/1.034 1/0 6/1
IP 53.0 16.0 18.0 18.1 23.0 19.2 17.1 8.2 TOTAL .276/.362/.459/.820 .851/.807 .920 .803 28/13 48/27
ERA-K/9 1.36/11.4 2.81/9.0 7.50/8.0 1.96/6.9 3.91/6.7 0.92/9.1 0.52/3.6 3.12/5.2 3.88/6.8

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 218/.210 66/.222 88/.315 79/.304 101/.233 79/.159 71/.212 34/.290 .257
OPS .564 .654 .939 .697 .692 .503 .530 .775 .712
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 58/.658 38/.474 38/1.205 30/.789 53/.758 40/.368 27/.903 16/1.100 .711
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 160/.530 28/.913 50/.756 49/.644 48/.619 39/.642 44/.306 18/.479 .712
Road 82/.610 29/.649 47/.989 42/.820 50/.660 36/.378 33/.517 14/.593
Last 28d days 117/.649 41/.719 42/.890 42/.751 65/.741 53/.491 46/.547 34/.775
HR/SB/CS 3/0/1 3/0/0 3/1/0 0/0/2 1/1/1 1/1/1 0/1/0 1/0/0 30/18/13
Usage ·····X·· ···o··o· ··oXo·o· ···o·X·X ·X·X·o·· ··o···oo ···X··oo ··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.