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Game Preview: DET @ BOS, 7:10pm, Tuesday, August 11, 2009 @Fenway Park II

Tigers, 59-52, 1st, 3 up

SP: Rick Porcello (20, RHP, 10-7, 4.30)

2009 Gamelogs / 2009 Splits / vs. BOS Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2009 (10-7) 111.0 118 58 53 38 56 17 4.30
Last 7 GS 2-3 37.1 45 26 24 15 15 7 5.79 41
2009-08-06 BAL W 5.2 4 2 2 3 1 0 85 51
2009-08-01 @CLE ND 8.0 4 1 1 1 3 0 91 72
2009-07-26 CHW L 5.1 5 5 5 2 1 2 98 37
2009-07-21 SEA W 5.0 9 5 5 1 4 2 86 32
2009-07-05 @MIN L 4.0 7 6 4 2 3 1 90 29
2009-06-29 @OAK L 4.1 9 5 5 2 0 1 78 23
2009-06-24 CHC ND 5.0 7 2 2 4 3 1 97 44
Last 5 v.BOS 0-1 4.1 8 3 3 1 2 1 6.23 36
2009-06-02 BOS L 4.1 8 3 3 1 2 1 84 36
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   36-18   Road:   23-34   ExtrInn: 4-2 
 vsRHP:  39-38   vsLHP:  20-14   1-Run:  18-18
 vsEast:  7-15   vsCntrl:25-19   vsWest: 17-10 IL:10-8 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
111 Mon, Aug 10  @BOS  L   5-6       59-52  1st  3.0 up
110 Sun, Aug  9   MIN  W   8-7       59-51  1st  3.0 up
109 Sat, Aug  8   MIN  L   0-11      58-51  1st  2.0 up
108 Fri, Aug  7   MIN  W  10-8       58-50  1st  3.0 up
107 Thu, Aug  6   BAL  W   7-3       57-50  1st  2.0 up
106 Wed, Aug  5   BAL  W   4-2       56-50  1st  1.0 up
105 Tue, Aug  4   BAL  L   2-8       55-50  1st  1.0 up
104 Mon, Aug  3   BAL  W   6-5       55-49  1st  2.0 up
103 Sun, Aug  2  @CLE  L   1-11      54-49  1st  1.5 up
102 Sat, Aug  1  @CLE  W   4-3 (12)  54-48  1st  1.5 up
 Last 10: 6-4    Last 20:10-10   Last 30:15-15
RedSox, 63-48, 2nd, 5½ GB, ½ up in WC

SP: Junichi Tazawa (23, RHP, 0-1, 10.80)

2009 Gamelogs / 2009 Splits / vs. DET Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2009 (0-1) 1.2 4 2 2 0 2 1 10.80
Last 7 GS
Has never faced DET.
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   36-17   Road:   27-31   ExtrInn: 4-6 
 vsRHP:  41-32   vsLHP:  22-16   1-Run:  17-14
 vsEast: 28-18   vsCntrl:14-5    vsWest: 10-18 IL:11-7 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
111 Mon, Aug 10   DET  W   6-5       63-48  2nd  5.5 gb
110 Sun, Aug  9  @NYY  L   2-5       62-48  2nd  6.5 gb
109 Sat, Aug  8  @NYY  L   0-5       62-47  2nd  5.5 gb
108 Fri, Aug  7  @NYY  L   0-2 (15)  62-46  2nd  4.5 gb
107 Thu, Aug  6  @NYY  L   6-13      62-45  2nd  3.5 gb
106 Wed, Aug  5  @TBR  L   4-6       62-44  2nd  2.5 gb
105 Tue, Aug  4  @TBR  L   2-4 (13)  62-43  2nd  1.5 gb
104 Sun, Aug  2  @BAL  W  18-10      62-42  2nd  0.5 gb
103 Sat, Aug  1  @BAL  W   4-0       61-42  2nd  0.5 gb
102 Fri, Jul 31  @BAL  W   6-5       60-42  2nd  1.5 gb
 Last 10: 4-6    Last 20: 8-12   Last 30:14-16
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Thu, Jun 04, 2009 BOS  6 @DET  3        W:Tim Wakefield (7-3), L: Dontrelle Willis (1-3), S: Jonathan Papelbon (14)
Wed, Jun 03, 2009 BOS 10 @DET  5        W:Josh Beckett (6-2), L: Armando Galarraga (3-6), S: none
Tue, Jun 02, 2009 BOS  5 @DET  1        W:Daisuke Matsuzaka (1-3), L: Rick Porcello (6-4), S: none

Thu, May 08, 2008 BOS  5 @DET  1        W:Josh Beckett (4-2), L: Justin Verlander (1-6), S: none
Wed, May 07, 2008 DET 10  BOS  9        W:Todd Jones (1-0), L: Jonathan Papelbon (2-1), S: none
Tue, May 06, 2008 BOS  5 @DET  0        W:Tim Wakefield (3-1), L: Nate Robertson (1-4), S: none
Mon, May 05, 2008 BOS  6 @DET  3        W:Daisuke Matsuzaka (5-0), L: Jeremy Bonderman (2-3), S: Jonathan Papelbon (10)
Thu, Apr 10, 2008 BOS 12  DET  6        W:Tim Wakefield (1-0), L: Nate Robertson (0-1), S: Jonathan Papelbon (3)
Wed, Apr 09, 2008 DET  7 @BOS  2        W:Jeremy Bonderman (1-1), L: Jon Lester (1-2), S: none
Tue, Apr 08, 2008 BOS  5  DET  0        W:Daisuke Matsuzaka (2-0), L: Kenny Rogers (0-2), S: none
Season Series: 2009 - BOS leads 4-0; 2008 - BOS won 5-2; 2007 - DET won 4-3; All-Time - BOS leads 1008-943

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

LAA  5.63

WSN  4.62

SDP  3.73

RA/G

SFG  3.69

PHI  4.63

WSN  5.42

BA

J. Mauer  .365

R. Davis  .293

A. Casilla  .176

OBP

A. Pujols  .447

H. Matsui  .364

R. Cedeno  .232

SLG

A. Pujols  .684

G. Sheffield  .478

A. Casilla  .224

OPS

A. Pujols  1.131

M. Scutaro  .841

A. Casilla  .492

ERA

T. Lincecum  2.20

J. Lackey  3.88

T. Wellemeyer  5.67

K/9IP

T. Lincecum  10.89

J. Happ  6.73

N. Blackburn  3.72

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Tigers Batters (4.67 RS/G) vs. RedSox Pitchers (4.43 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 63.Tazawa
G/S/vB
60.Bard
G/S/vB
19.Beckett
G/S/vB
61.Buchholz
G/S/vB
53.Cabrera
G/S/vB
17.Delcarmen
G/S/vB
31.Lester*
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
13.Avila* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 8/6 .500/.500/1.125/1.625 1.500/1.667 8/1.625 0/0 1/0
24.Cabrera G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 6/.000 3/.333 2/.000 4/.000 6/.900 1/2.000 4/.500 11/1.546 3/1.667 2/2.500 459/339 .330/.394/.554/.949 1.006/.927 .782 105/1.024 1/2 23/7
4.Everett G/S/vP ··· ··· 12/.833 2/.000 ··· ··· 2/3.000 ··· 1/.000 8/.946 2/1.000 2/.000 274/179 .243/.291/.325/.616 .724/.558 .599 51/.385 4/2 2/12
28.Granderson* G/S/vP ··· 1/4.000 11/.546 3/.000 12/.750 2/.000 ··· 3/.000 7/.334 3/2.000 2/.000 ··· 490/345 .261/.345/.471/.816 .505/.946 .913 102/.917 20/6 22/3
9.Guillen# G/S/vP ··· ··· 6/.533 3/1.334 5/.450 1/.000 3/.333 4/.000 4/.750 5/.400 3/1.667 ··· 166/129 .245/.319/.333/.653 .465/.707 .633 65/.874 1/0 2/0
15.Inge G/S/vP ··· ··· 9/.889 ··· 13/.398 5/.400 2/.000 1/no AB 6/1.167 ··· 2/.000 ··· 431/322 .252/.347/.464/.810 1.035/.737 .828 86/.547 2/4 22/12
8.Laird G/S/vP ··· ··· 7/.453 2/1.000 1/.000 2/.000 5/.600 5/.200 3/.000 ··· 2/1.500 1/no AB 333/257 .232/.310/.346/.656 .738/.632 .576 68/.525 2/0 4/3
30.Ordonez G/S/vP ··· ··· 9/.476 3/1.334 8/.125 2/3.500 3/.666 5/.650 7/.619 2/1.000 3/.000 1/3.000 359/250 .267/.331/.365/.697 .862/.623 .627 65/.797 3/0 6/2
14.Polanco G/S/vP ··· ··· 26/.584 3/2.333 8/.929 3/.000 3/.333 3/.000 6/1.000 25/.917 3/.000 1/no AB 450/321 .276/.327/.400/.727 .787/.700 .640 101/.823 4/1 7/2
25.Raburn G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· 2/.000 ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· 184/93 .259/.328/.440/.768 .741/.789 .675 50/.578 3/3 6/5
39.Santiago# G/S/vP ··· ··· 3/.666 ··· ··· ··· ··· 2/1.000 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 1/no AB 191/166 .251/.301/.413/.714 .542/.741 .585 42/.540 0/2 6/6
33.Thames G/S/vP ··· ··· 3/.666 ··· 5/.400 4/.500 2/2.500 2/2.000 1/.000 2/5.000 1/.000 ··· 201/126 .257/.328/.508/.837 .909/.796 .833 62/.749 0/2 12/0
34.Thomas* G/S/vP ··· ··· 4/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 2/.000 ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 209/172 .259/.341/.443/.785 .734/.796 .761 69/.732 1/0 7/4
IP 1.2 33.1 150.0 25.1 46.0 147.0 47.0 48.2 122.0 49.1 40.0 TOTAL .260/.329/.419/.748 .756/.745 .700 .742 54/26 125/83
ERA-K/9 10.80/10.6 2.97/11.4 3.12/8.3 5.33/6.0 /0.0 3.33/6.3 3.67/10.1 3.06/8.2 1.85/9.4 5.16/5.8 2.37/6.2 3.15/7.4 4.19/7.7

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 9/.444 141/.207 610/.231 124/.327 / 201/.249 617/.249 197/.229 203/.223 514/.290 202/.215 175/.240 .265
OPS 1.222 .629 .627 .905 .680 .680 .674 .631 .822 .644 .716 .744
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 7/.571 69/.714 357/.671 62/.978 / 107/.546 164/.728 90/.470 114/.489 263/.812 102/.747 92/.513 .740
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 2/3.500 72/.550 253/.567 62/.831 / 94/.827 453/.663 107/.859 89/.808 251/.833 100/.541 83/.947 .747
Home / 50/.388 277/.557 28/.816 / 101/.617 299/.697 75/.757 100/.606 268/.773 90/.737 83/.685
Last 28d days 9/1.222 38/.839 113/.598 124/.905 / 49/.704 139/.608 41/.807 33/.468 96/.901 48/.741 38/.591
HR/SB/CS 1/0/0 3/4/0 10/12/2 3/3/0 // 1/7/1 14/14/6 5/0/0 4/10/1 16/21/2 4/5/0 5/7/2 103/110/20
Usage ···X···· ·X·X··X· ···X···· ··X····· X··X·oo· ·X····X· ·o·X·Xo· o··X··o· X····X·· o·oo··X· ···Xo·X·
RedSox Batters (5.12 RS/G) vs. Tigers Pitchers (4.55 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 48.Porcello
G/S/vB
58.Galarraga
G/S/vB
36.Jackson
G/S/vB
40.Lambert
G/S/vB
37.Lyon
G/S/vB
31.Miner
G/S/vB
59.Ni*
G/S/vB
45.Perry
G/S/vB
56.Rodney
G/S/vB
44.Seay*
G/S/vB
35.Verlander
G/S/vB
53.Washburn*
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
44.Bay G/S/vP 2/2.500 3/.333 9/1.194 ··· 8/1.089 6/1.167 ··· 2/.000 2/.000 1/.000 ··· 3/.000 445/314 .252/.380/.493/.873 .885/.868 .883 69/.673 11/2 22/0
7.Drew* G/S/vP 3/1.334 5/1.000 18/1.270 ··· 11/.920 3/no AB ··· ··· 1/no AB 2/1.500 6/.666 12/.166 391/297 .250/.368/.448/.816 .733/.842 .872 75/.667 2/2 12/2
46.Ellsbury* G/S/vP 2/2.000 6/.666 15/.967 ··· 1/no AB 3/.666 ··· 1/2.000 ··· 1/.000 4/.583 3/.666 468/326 .300/.348/.406/.754 .703/.776 .779 101/.782 51/8 6/2
22.Green G/S/vP 2/.000 3/1.000 2/1.500 ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 1/no AB 1/.000 ··· ··· 3/.333 273/204 .238/.306/.369/.675 .634/.690 .759 39/.390 1/4 6/13
11.Kotchman* G/S/vP ··· 9/1.158 9/1.056 ··· 1/.000 2/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 3/1.500 6/1.500 6/1.334 346/241 .277/.350/.410/.760 .633/.816 .731 66/.838 0/0 7/0
25.Lowell G/S/vP 2/.000 6/.666 22/.656 ··· 4/1.250 6/.666 ··· 1/.000 3/.000 2/.000 9/.985 15/.000 346/237 .294/.338/.475/.813 .903/.773 .917 64/.922 0/1 11/9
41.Martinez# G/S/vP 3/.333 13/.419 15/.481 ··· ··· 9/1.056 1/.000 ··· 7/.929 10/1.314 40/.967 26/.982 476/325 .287/.370/.471/.841 .855/.835 .789 96/.771 0/0 17/3
34.Ortiz* G/S/vP 2/1.000 6/.833 20/1.386 ··· 5/1.000 8/.625 ··· 1/.000 8/.875 2/.500 9/1.556 22/.984 426/296 .219/.308/.408/.716 .732/.708 .842 85/.647 0/2 15/1
15.Pedroia G/S/vP 3/1.000 3/.666 17/.769 ··· 1/.000 4/1.417 ··· 1/no AB ··· 1/2.000 3/.000 7/.453 495/355 .300/.373/.432/.806 .743/.830 .840 102/.801 14/7 9/6
68.Reddick* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 24/20 .217/.250/.478/.728 1.167/.650 24/.728 0/0 1/0
33.Varitek# G/S/vP 2/1.000 5/.200 17/.301 ··· 8/.750 2/2.000 ··· 1/no AB 4/.917 6/.733 3/1.167 29/.826 340/240 .221/.329/.426/.755 .882/.711 .890 67/.474 0/0 13/3
3.Woodward G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· 4/.000 ··· ··· ··· 1/2.000 ··· ··· 12/.500 77/46 .232/.289/.246/.536 .268/.719 .608 22/.282 1/0 0/4
20.Youkilis G/S/vP 3/.333 6/2.467 20/.600 ··· 3/.667 7/2.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 5/1.350 10/1.400 15/1.116 416/296 .308/.421/.565/.986 1.042/.963 .929 94/.987 4/2 20/4
IP 111.0 124.0 151.2 1.2 54.0 62.2 18.0 37.0 49.0 34.2 159.1 144.1 TOTAL .262/.347/.438/.785 .807/.775 .837 .727 87/29 130/73
ERA-K/9 4.30/4.5 5.23/5.7 2.79/7.1 32.40/5.3 3.00/6.0 4.60/6.5 2.50/7.5 3.89/8.8 3.86/8.4 3.63/6.5 3.45/10.5 3.12/5.2 4.27/7.1

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 471/.274 546/.283 598/.217 14/.583 217/.206 273/.283 61/.232 161/.248 206/.232 144/.223 657/.239 582/.234 .261
OPS .768 .850 .646 1.393 .648 .801 .689 .730 .685 .620 .670 .652 .757
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 256/.784 294/.953 338/.632 10/1.550 97/.573 113/.693 35/.709 71/.880 119/.672 89/.610 367/.716 156/.519 .777
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 215/.748 252/.735 260/.664 4/1.000 120/.700 160/.877 26/.668 90/.613 87/.704 55/.637 290/.612 426/.700 .736
Road 239/.721 260/.907 315/.679 / 128/.684 139/.662 37/.820 72/.826 87/.781 76/.573 347/.744 245/.684
Last 28d days 100/.699 111/.797 114/.773 14/1.393 41/.330 51/.689 33/.703 37/.714 42/.735 32/.976 151/.689 128/.717
HR/SB/CS 17/7/2 21/2/4 15/17/7 0/0/0 5/2/2 6/3/1 2/0/0 4/3/2 5/0/0 2/0/0 14/4/8 15/3/3 122/51/29
Usage ····X··· ···X···· X····X·· ··X····· ·X·oo··· X·o···X· X···o·o· ·o·X···· ·X·X·X·o ·o··X··· ··X····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.