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Game Preview: DET @ BOS, 7:10pm, Wednesday, August 12, 2009 @Fenway Park II

Tigers, 59-53, 1st, 2 up

SP: Armando Galarraga (27, RHP, 6-10, 5.23)

2009 Gamelogs / 2009 Splits / vs. BOS Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2009 (6-10) 124.0 136 75 72 55 79 21 5.23
2008 (13-7) 178.2 152 83 74 61 126 28 3.73
2007 (0-0) 8.2 8 6 6 7 6 2 6.23
Last 7 GS 2-3 44.1 42 23 22 21 29 5 4.47 50
2009-08-07 MIN W 5.0 8 4 3 5 3 1 109 35
2009-08-02 @CLE L 5.2 11 8 8 2 3 2 107 16
2009-07-27 @TEX L 7.0 6 4 4 1 5 1 100 53
2009-07-22 SEA ND 7.1 1 1 1 4 3 0 111 71
2009-07-11 CLE L 6.0 9 4 4 2 3 0 103 39
2009-07-06 KCR ND 7.0 5 1 1 1 7 1 102 69
2009-06-30 @OAK W 6.1 2 1 1 6 5 0 97 64
Last 5 v.BOS 0-1 12.1 13 9 8 3 8 3 5.84 45
2009-06-03 BOS L 7.0 6 4 3 2 2 1 98 51
2008-05-07 BOS ND 5.1 7 5 5 1 6 2 88 39
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   36-18   Road:   23-35   ExtrInn: 4-2 
 vsRHP:  39-39   vsLHP:  20-14   1-Run:  18-18
 vsEast:  7-16   vsCntrl:25-19   vsWest: 17-10 IL:10-8 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
112 Tue, Aug 11  @BOS  L   5-7       59-53  1st  2.0 up
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
 Last 10: 5-5    Last 20:10-10   Last 30:15-15
RedSox, 64-48, 2nd, 5½ GB, 1½ up in WC

SP: Josh Beckett (29, RHP, 13-4, 3.12)

2009 Gamelogs / 2009 Splits / vs. DET Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2009 (13-4) 150.0 129 59 52 41 139 10 3.12
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 4-1 51.2 40 14 14 9 45 3 2.44 64
2009-08-07 @NYY ND 7.0 4 0 0 2 7 0 115 74
2009-08-01 @BAL W 7.0 6 0 0 2 5 0 107 68
2009-07-27 OAK W 7.0 8 3 3 1 10 0 103 58
2009-07-21 @TEX L 8.0 7 4 4 1 7 0 104 58
2009-07-12 KCR W 9.0 3 0 0 0 7 0 94 88
2009-07-07 OAK W 6.2 6 2 2 1 4 1 107 57
2009-07-01 @BAL ND 7.0 6 5 5 2 5 2 107 48
Last 5 v.DET 2-1 20.2 14 9 6 6 23 0 2.61 62
2009-06-03 @DET W 7.2 2 3 0 2 9 0 119 76
2008-05-08 @DET W 7.0 6 1 1 0 8 0 102 69
2006-08-14 DET L 6.0 6 5 5 4 6 0 104 42
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   37-17   Road:   27-31   ExtrInn: 4-6 
 vsRHP:  42-32   vsLHP:  22-16   1-Run:  17-14
 vsEast: 28-18   vsCntrl:15-5    vsWest: 10-18 IL:11-7 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
112 Tue, Aug 11   DET  W   7-5       64-48  2nd  5.5 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
 Last 10: 4-6    Last 20: 9-11   Last 30:15-15
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Mon, Aug 10, 2009 BOS  6  DET  5        W:Ramon Ramirez (6-3), L: Zach Miner (5-2), S: Jonathan Papelbon (28)
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
Season Series: 2009 - BOS leads 5-0; 2008 - BOS won 5-2; 2007 - DET won 4-3; All-Time - BOS leads 1009-943

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  5.65

WSN  4.62

SDP  3.73

RA/G

SFG  3.70

PHI  4.63

WSN  5.42

BA

J. Mauer  .365

A. McCutchen  .292

A. Casilla  .176

OBP

A. Pujols  .448

J. Damon  .364

R. Cedeno  .232

SLG

A. Pujols  .681

R. Ludwick  .479

A. Casilla  .224

OPS

A. Pujols  1.129

A. McCutchen  .838

A. Casilla  .492

ERA

T. Lincecum  2.20

M. Garza  3.80

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 (4.44 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 19.Beckett
G/S/vB
60.Bard
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
63.Tazawa
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 6/.000 1/.000 3/.333 2/.000 5/.200 6/.900 1/2.000 5/.400 14/1.512 3/1.667 2/2.500 ··· 464/344 .329/.397/.552/.948 1.006/.927 .784 110/1.020 1/2 23/7
4.Everett G/S/vP 12/.833 ··· 2/.000 ··· 1/no AB 2/3.000 ··· 1/.000 10/.744 3/.666 2/.000 ··· 278/183 .240/.287/.321/.608 .724/.548 .586 55/.363 4/2 2/12
28.Granderson* G/S/vP 11/.546 1/4.000 3/.000 12/.750 3/.000 ··· 3/.000 8/.286 6/1.500 2/.000 ··· ··· 495/350 .260/.343/.470/.814 .505/.940 .907 107/.901 20/6 23/3
9.Guillen# G/S/vP 6/.533 ··· 3/1.334 5/.450 1/.000 3/.333 4/.000 4/.750 8/.250 4/1.250 ··· ··· 170/133 .238/.312/.325/.636 .465/.685 .600 69/.819 1/0 2/0
15.Inge G/S/vP 9/.889 ··· ··· 13/.398 5/.400 2/.000 1/no AB 6/1.167 3/.666 3/.333 ··· ··· 435/326 .253/.348/.463/.811 1.035/.739 .828 90/.560 2/4 22/12
8.Laird G/S/vP 7/.453 ··· 2/1.000 1/.000 3/1.333 5/.600 5/.200 3/.000 2/.000 3/1.500 1/no AB ··· 337/261 .233/.310/.349/.659 .738/.637 .584 72/.547 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 5/1.800 4/.750 1/3.000 ··· 363/254 .273/.336/.382/.718 .862/.655 .667 69/.901 3/0 6/2
14.Polanco G/S/vP 26/.584 ··· 3/2.333 8/.929 4/.500 3/.333 3/.000 7/.858 28/.964 3/.000 1/no AB ··· 455/326 .280/.330/.402/.732 .787/.708 .653 106/.841 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 5/1.000 2/2.500 2/2.000 2/.000 5/1.733 1/.000 ··· ··· 206/131 .257/.325/.508/.833 .909/.792 .827 67/.744 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 150.0 34.1 25.1 1.0 46.0 147.0 47.0 49.2 122.0 49.1 41.0 6.2 TOTAL .260/.329/.420/.749 .756/.747 .704 .747 54/26 125/83
ERA-K/9 3.12/8.3 2.88/11.5 5.33/6.0 0.00/9.0 3.33/6.3 3.67/10.1 3.06/8.2 2.17/9.8 5.16/5.8 2.37/6.2 3.07/7.5 4.05/10.7 4.20/7.7

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 610/.231 141/.207 124/.327 / 207/.260 617/.249 197/.229 207/.219 539/.289 207/.217 175/.240 9/.444 .265
OPS .627 .629 .905 .712 .680 .674 .618 .820 .653 .716 1.222 .745
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 357/.671 69/.714 62/.978 / 108/.541 164/.728 90/.470 115/.484 269/.805 103/.739 92/.513 7/.571 .739
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 253/.567 72/.550 62/.831 / 99/.895 453/.663 107/.859 92/.780 270/.835 104/.569 83/.947 2/3.500 .751
Home 277/.557 50/.388 28/.816 / 107/.680 299/.697 75/.757 104/.580 293/.773 95/.754 83/.685 /
Last 28d days 113/.598 38/.839 124/.905 / 55/.824 139/.608 41/.807 37/.416 121/.875 53/.771 38/.591 9/1.222
HR/SB/CS 10/12/2 3/4/0 3/3/0 // 1/7/1 14/14/6 5/0/0 4/10/1 16/21/2 4/5/0 5/7/2 1/0/0 103/110/20
Usage ····X··· o·X·X··X ···X···· o······· ·X··X·oo ··X····X ··o·X·Xo Xo··X··o ·X····X· ·o·oo··X o···Xo·X X···X···
RedSox Batters (5.13 RS/G) vs. Tigers Pitchers (4.57 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 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
48.Porcello
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 3/.333 11/1.122 ··· 8/1.089 7/1.000 1/5.000 2/.000 2/2.500 2/.000 1/.000 ··· 3/.000 449/317 .253/.381/.500/.881 .921/.863 .899 73/.734 11/2 23/0
7.Drew* G/S/vP 5/1.000 20/1.333 ··· 11/.920 4/2.000 1/.000 ··· 3/1.334 1/no AB 2/1.500 6/.666 12/.166 395/300 .254/.372/.450/.822 .725/.853 .884 79/.702 2/3 12/2
46.Ellsbury* G/S/vP 6/.666 18/1.088 ··· 1/no AB 4/.500 1/.000 1/2.000 2/2.000 ··· 1/.000 4/.583 3/.666 473/330 .301/.349/.408/.757 .698/.782 .785 106/.793 52/8 6/2
22.Green G/S/vP 3/1.000 4/2.000 ··· 1/.000 1/no AB 1/.000 1/no AB 2/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· 3/.333 277/207 .239/.305/.381/.686 .624/.708 .778 43/.488 1/4 6/14
11.Kotchman* G/S/vP 9/1.158 11/1.045 ··· 1/.000 3/.666 1/no AB ··· ··· 1/.000 3/1.500 6/1.500 6/1.334 350/244 .281/.354/.413/.767 .640/.823 .747 70/.870 0/0 7/0
25.Lowell G/S/vP 6/.666 22/.656 ··· 4/1.250 6/.666 ··· 1/.000 2/.000 3/.000 2/.000 9/.985 15/.000 346/237 .294/.338/.475/.813 .903/.773 .917 64/.922 0/1 13/9
41.Martinez# G/S/vP 13/.419 18/.398 ··· ··· 10/.929 2/.000 ··· 3/.333 7/.929 10/1.314 40/.967 26/.982 481/329 .284/.366/.465/.831 .848/.825 .768 101/.730 0/0 17/3
34.Ortiz* G/S/vP 6/.833 23/1.271 ··· 5/1.000 8/.625 1/.000 1/.000 2/1.000 8/.875 2/.500 9/1.556 22/.984 430/299 .219/.307/.406/.713 .726/.707 .835 89/.640 0/2 15/1
15.Pedroia G/S/vP 3/.666 20/.929 ··· 1/.000 5/1.100 1/no AB 1/no AB 3/1.000 ··· 1/2.000 3/.000 7/.453 500/359 .299/.373/.438/.811 .748/.835 .851 107/.827 15/7 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 5/.200 17/.301 ··· 8/.750 2/2.000 ··· 1/no AB 2/1.000 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 6/2.467 23/.768 ··· 3/.667 8/1.750 1/.000 ··· 3/.333 1/.000 5/1.350 10/1.400 15/1.116 421/300 .311/.423/.564/.987 1.032/.969 .933 99/.992 4/2 20/4
IP 124.0 151.2 6.2 54.0 62.2 18.0 38.0 112.0 49.0 35.2 159.1 144.1 TOTAL .263/.348/.440/.787 .808/.779 .842 .742 88/29 133/73
ERA-K/9 5.23/5.7 2.79/7.1 14.85/5.4 3.00/6.0 4.60/6.5 2.50/7.5 3.79/8.5 4.34/4.6 3.86/8.4 3.53/6.6 3.45/10.5 3.12/5.2 4.29/7.1

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 546/.283 621/.226 14/.583 217/.206 281/.283 70/.222 161/.248 471/.274 206/.232 144/.223 657/.239 582/.234 .261
OPS .850 .671 1.393 .648 .793 .714 .730 .768 .685 .620 .670 .652 .760
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 294/.953 351/.644 10/1.550 97/.573 117/.704 39/.668 71/.880 256/.784 119/.672 89/.610 367/.716 156/.519 .778
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 252/.735 270/.704 4/1.000 120/.700 164/.857 31/.771 90/.613 215/.748 87/.704 55/.637 290/.612 426/.700 .741
Road 260/.907 338/.721 / 128/.684 147/.655 46/.835 72/.826 239/.721 87/.781 76/.573 347/.744 245/.684
Last 28d days 111/.797 137/.865 14/1.393 41/.330 59/.668 42/.742 37/.714 100/.699 42/.735 32/.976 151/.689 128/.717
HR/SB/CS 21/2/4 17/18/7 0/0/0 5/2/2 6/3/1 3/0/0 4/3/2 17/7/2 5/0/0 2/0/0 14/4/8 15/3/3 125/52/29
Usage ····X··· ·X····X· X··X···· ··X·oo·· ·X·o···X ·X···o·o X·o·X··· o····X·· ··X·X·X· o·o··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.