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Game Preview: NYM @ BOS, 7:10pm, Saturday, May 23, 2009 @Fenway Park II

Mets, 22-19, 2nd, 1½ GB, 2½ GB in WC

SP: Mike Pelfrey (25, RHP, 4-1, 4.61)

2009 Gamelogs / 2009 Splits / vs. BOS Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2009 (4-1) 41.0 46 21 21 17 11 4 4.61
2008 (13-11) 200.2 209 86 83 64 110 12 3.72
2007 (3-8) 72.2 85 47 45 39 45 6 5.57
Last 7 GS 4-1 41.0 46 21 21 17 11 4 4.61 45
2009-05-17 @SFG L 6.0 6 2 2 2 2 0 78 52
2009-05-12 ATL ND 7.0 6 2 2 1 3 0 96 59
2009-05-07 PHI W 7.0 8 3 3 1 0 1 105 48
2009-05-01 @PHI W 5.1 7 3 3 4 0 0 104 38
2009-04-25 WSN W 5.2 6 2 2 3 1 0 95 47
2009-04-13 SDP ND 5.0 8 5 5 2 3 2 88 32
2009-04-08 @CIN W 5.0 5 4 4 4 2 1 104 39
Has never faced BOS.
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   12-8    Road:   10-11   ExtrInn: 1-3 
 vsRHP:  17-16   vsLHP:   5-3    1-Run:   7-9 
 vsEast: 10-8    vsCntrl: 7-5    vsWest:  4-6  IL: 1-0 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 41 Fri, May 22  @BOS  W   5-3       22-19  2nd  1.5 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
 Last 10: 5-5    Last 20:13-7    Last 30:16-14
RedSox, 25-17, 2nd, ½ GB, 2½ up in WC

SP: Josh Beckett (29, RHP, 4-2, 5.85)

2009 Gamelogs / 2009 Splits / vs. NYM Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2009 (4-2) 47.2 56 33 31 23 46 5 5.85
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 40.2 54 32 30 20 36 5 6.64 40
2009-05-16 @SEA W 7.0 4 3 2 3 5 1 120 61
2009-05-10 TBR ND 6.0 6 3 3 3 5 0 118 50
2009-05-05 @NYY W 6.0 10 3 3 1 5 1 108 44
2009-04-30 @TBR L 4.2 10 7 7 3 8 1 113 21
2009-04-25 NYY ND 5.0 10 8 8 4 3 2 116 14
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
Last 5 v.NYM 3-1 31.2 20 13 9 15 32 4 2.56 60
2006-06-28 NYM W 7.2 5 2 2 1 7 2 106 67
2005-09-03 NYM ND 5.0 3 3 2 4 7 1 94 54
2005-05-29 NYM W 7.0 4 2 2 4 5 1 96 62
2005-04-20 NYM W 7.0 4 2 2 3 7 0 103 65
2005-04-15 @NYM L 5.0 4 4 1 3 6 0 81 52
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   16-5    Road:    9-12   ExtrInn: 2-2 
 vsRHP:  15-11   vsLHP:  10-6    1-Run:   7-7 
 vsEast: 16-6    vsCntrl: 5-2    vsWest:  4-8  IL: 0-1 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 42 Fri, May 22   NYM  L   3-5       25-17  2nd  0.5 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
 Last 10: 5-5    Last 20:11-9    Last 30:19-11
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Fri, May 22, 2009 NYM  5 @BOS  3        W:Johan Santana (6-2), L: Daisuke Matsuzaka (0-2), S: Francisco Rodriguez (12)

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
Season Series: 2009 - NYM leads 1-0; 2008 -  0-0; 2007 -  0-0; All-Time - BOS leads 10-9

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  5.78

LAA  4.80

SDP  3.71

RA/G

LAD  3.74

LAA  4.71

WSN  6.31

BA

V. Martinez  .391

  

G. Sizemore  .220

OBP

V. Martinez  .464

  

J. Rollins  .284

SLG

J. Morneau  .640

  

E. Bonifacio  .318

OPS

V. Martinez  1.074

  

E. Bonifacio  .621

ERA

Z. Greinke  .82

B. Looper  4.26

R. Nolasco  9.07

K/9IP

J. Verlander  12.31

R. Oswalt  6.71

J. Pineiro  3.15

Baseball-Reference.com-- Baseball's History: 1871-Now

Mets Batters (4.88 RS/G) vs. RedSox Pitchers (4.76 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 19.Beckett
G/S/vB
60.Bard
G/S/vB
17.Delcarmen
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 13/.581 ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 21/.667 1/.000 5/.200 186/138 .367/.462/.582/1.045 1.263/.968 1.235 110/1.006 7/1 6/2
1.Castillo# G/S/vP 4/.000 1/.000 1/.000 1/2.000 ··· 2/1.500 6/2.033 ··· 2/.000 137/98 .278/.361/.330/.691 .736/.673 .595 80/.538 6/1 0/4
11.Castro G/S/vP 5/1.100 ··· 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 10/.200 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 12/1.045 1/.000 3/.666 138/111 .272/.328/.352/.680 .481/.728 .764 76/.459 2/1 1/1
6.Martinez G/S/vP 4/1.500 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 2/1.500 1/3.000 ··· 16/13 .063/.063/.063/.125 .000/.154 .125 16/.125 0/0 0/4
28.Murphy* G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/no AB ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 135/116 .256/.331/.385/.715 .896/.687 .742 69/.667 1/1 3/3
16.Pagan# G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 1/2.000 ··· ··· 2/1.000 1/4.000 2/1.000 16/9 .400/.400/.467/.867 1.000/.750 .867 16/.867 2/0 0/0
18.Reed* G/S/vP 3/.000 ··· ··· 5/.933 ··· 5/.000 3/.666 1/2.000 ··· 40/39 .324/.375/.405/.780 2.000/.748 .664 30/.864 0/1 0/1
7.Reyes# G/S/vP 16/.331 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 35/.762 3/1.167 2/.000 166/131 .279/.355/.395/.750 1.086/.662 .570 85/.708 11/2 2/5
9.Santos G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 2/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 68/61 .254/.294/.390/.684 1.000/.644 .571 55/.639 0/0 1/0
10.Sheffield G/S/vP 16/.837 ··· 2/.000 1/.000 4/.000 2/.500 31/.762 4/1.250 ··· 91/58 .257/.396/.459/.855 1.108/.711 .854 64/.931 1/1 3/1
17.Tatis G/S/vP 3/1.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 10/.000 ··· 1/.000 80/49 .282/.338/.451/.788 .656/.870 .365 66/.789 2/1 2/0
5.Wright G/S/vP 17/.243 ··· 1/.000 2/.500 ··· ··· 25/1.851 2/1.000 3/.333 182/149 .362/.462/.539/1.001 1.428/.908 1.134 105/1.165 10/7 3/7
IP 47.2 5.0 19.0 44.1 19.0 19.0 43.0 22.2 15.0 TOTAL .286/.367/.418/.786 .932/.743 .773 .789 45/17 27/35
ERA-K/9 5.85/8.7 1.80/1.8 0.95/7.1 4.47/7.7 2.84/10.4 0.95/9.9 6.07/4.6 0.79/5.2 3.60/7.2 4.56/7.2

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 220/.289 22/.300 84/.239 194/.294 79/.179 84/.211 199/.305 83/.149 68/.295 .272
OPS .802 .668 .647 .751 .610 .593 .875 .448 .781 .768
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 137/.842 9/1.181 49/.560 108/.804 33/.545 46/.473 101/.887 46/.475 32/.457 .750
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 83/.737 13/.321 35/.767 86/.685 46/.658 38/.732 98/.863 37/.416 36/1.073 .785
Home 110/.739 8/.875 41/.463 91/.657 35/.688 41/.446 101/.893 39/.456 35/.669
Last 28d days 111/.854 22/.668 39/.707 147/.806 43/.431 48/.571 131/.854 45/.452 44/.716
HR/SB/CS 5/6/1 0/1/0 0/3/1 3/6/4 2/0/0 1/7/0 5/8/0 1/3/0 2/3/0 40/50/12
Usage ······X· o·o····X ··o··X·· X····X·· ··o··oo· ·o·o··o· ··X····· ·X···Xo· ··X····X
RedSox Batters (5.38 RS/G) vs. Mets Pitchers (4.32 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 34.Pelfrey
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 ··· ··· ··· ··· 2/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· 41/13 .205/.244/.333/.577 .706/.308 .789 27/.607 0/0 1/0
44.Bay G/S/vP ··· 1/2.000 1/2.000 1/.000 2/1.000 1/.000 ··· ··· 182/128 .295/.429/.644/1.072 1.056/1.080 1.093 107/1.030 4/0 13/0
7.Drew* G/S/vP ··· 2/1.000 5/1.850 1/.000 2/.000 3/.333 2/.000 ··· 148/105 .258/.378/.492/.870 .923/.849 .822 85/.821 0/2 6/1
46.Ellsbury* G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/2.000 ··· ··· 4/.000 ··· ··· 188/129 .299/.332/.373/.704 .539/.781 .774 110/.711 17/5 1/0
22.Green G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 95/68 .302/.368/.430/.799 .733/.825 .884 51/.715 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 ··· 4/.000 8/.661 1/.000 8/.250 6/.500 2/3.500 ··· 170/122 .288/.318/.515/.833 .837/.832 1.006 102/.729 0/0 7/5
23.Lugo G/S/vP ··· ··· 5/.500 ··· 3/.333 9/.333 4/.250 ··· 68/50 .274/.338/.387/.725 .918/.653 .733 68/.725 1/0 1/4
34.Ortiz* G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/2.000 ··· 7/.000 6/1.334 2/1.500 ··· 174/112 .205/.310/.315/.625 .633/.617 .701 95/.649 0/1 1/
15.Pedroia G/S/vP ··· ··· 6/.167 ··· 5/.400 3/.666 1/.000 ··· 187/121 .323/.412/.429/.840 .713/.911 .919 106/.842 4/3 1/2
33.Varitek# G/S/vP ··· ··· 6/.900 ··· 9/1.842 8/.393 2/2.000 ··· 135/104 .246/.326/.525/.851 1.381/.700 1.004 80/.839 0/0 8/1
20.Youkilis G/S/vP ··· 1/2.000 7/.619 ··· 7/.686 7/.715 1/.000 ··· 122/75 .390/.500/.680/1.180 1.235/1.147 1.303 44/.896 1/0 6/1
IP 41.0 16.0 18.0 19.1 23.0 20.2 17.1 8.2 TOTAL .274/.359/.456/.815 .842/.802 .904 .773 28/13 49/28
ERA-K/9 4.61/2.4 2.81/9.0 7.50/8.0 1.86/7.0 3.91/6.7 0.87/8.7 0.52/3.6 3.12/5.2 3.83/6.9

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 178/.291 66/.222 88/.315 82/.292 101/.233 82/.153 71/.212 34/.290 .256
OPS .779 .654 .939 .669 .692 .483 .530 .775 .709
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 99/.805 38/.474 38/1.205 31/.760 53/.758 42/.349 27/.903 16/1.100 .702
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 79/.748 28/.913 50/.756 51/.618 48/.619 40/.625 44/.306 18/.479 .714
Road 75/.730 29/.649 47/.989 45/.761 50/.660 39/.348 33/.517 14/.593
Last 28d days 107/.683 41/.719 41/.915 40/.702 65/.741 56/.463 36/.487 34/.775
HR/SB/CS 4/1/3 3/0/0 3/1/0 0/0/2 1/1/1 1/1/1 0/1/0 1/0/0 31/18/13
Usage ·····X·· ····o··o ···oXo·o o···o·X· ··X·X·o· o··o···o ····X··o ···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.