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Game Preview: DET @ BOS, 1:35pm, Thursday, August 13, 2009 @Fenway Park II

Tigers, 59-54, 1st, 2 up

SP: Justin Verlander (26, RHP, 12-6, 3.45)

2009 Gamelogs / 2009 Splits / vs. BOS Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2009 (12-6) 159.1 143 68 61 46 186 14 3.45
2008 (11-17) 201.0 195 119 108 87 163 18 4.84
2007 (18-6) 201.2 181 88 82 67 183 20 3.66
Last 7 GS 4-2 50.0 47 22 18 11 56 5 3.24 59
2009-08-08 MIN L 6.0 7 5 5 2 6 1 88 42
2009-08-03 BAL ND 8.0 9 5 5 1 8 1 119 51
2009-07-29 @TEX W 7.0 6 4 3 0 13 1 115 64
2009-07-24 CHW W 9.0 6 1 0 4 4 0 127 73
2009-07-18 @NYY L 7.0 7 2 2 1 6 1 109 60
2009-07-12 CLE W 7.0 5 0 0 3 8 0 116 72
2009-07-07 KCR W 6.0 7 5 3 0 11 1 114 53
Last 5 v.BOS 1-2 19.2 21 12 12 8 14 3 5.49 46
2008-05-08 BOS L 6.0 9 5 5 1 5 1 107 38
2007-05-15 @BOS W 7.2 6 2 2 0 7 1 120 66
2006-08-16 @BOS L 6.0 6 5 5 7 2 1 104 35
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   36-18   Road:   23-36   ExtrInn: 4-2 
 vsRHP:  39-40   vsLHP:  20-14   1-Run:  18-18
 vsEast:  7-17   vsCntrl:25-19   vsWest: 17-10 IL:10-8 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
113 Wed, Aug 12  @BOS  L   2-8       59-54  1st  2.0 up
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
 Last 10: 5-5    Last 20:10-10   Last 30:14-16
RedSox, 65-48, 2nd, 5½ GB, 1½ up in WC

SP: Clay Buchholz (24, RHP, 1-2, 5.33)

2009 Gamelogs / 2009 Splits / vs. DET Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2009 (1-2) 25.1 34 15 15 16 17 3 5.33
2008 (2-9) 76.0 93 63 57 41 72 11 6.75
2007 (3-1) 22.2 14 6 4 10 22 0 1.59
Last 7 GS 1-4 30.2 44 25 25 21 21 6 7.34 37
2009-08-08 @NYY L 6.0 6 2 2 5 3 0 105 50
2009-08-02 @BAL ND 4.0 9 7 7 4 3 2 76 15
2009-07-28 OAK ND 5.2 9 2 2 2 5 0 107 46
2009-07-22 @TEX L 4.0 6 3 3 2 3 1 90 39
2009-07-17 @TOR W 5.2 4 1 1 3 3 0 103 57
2008-08-20 @BAL L 2.1 3 5 5 3 0 0 60 28
2008-08-10 @CHW L 3.0 7 5 5 2 4 3 74 27
Last 5 v.DET 0-0 4.0 10 5 5 1 6 0 11.25 27
2008-05-07 @DET ND 4.0 10 5 5 1 6 0 82 27
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   38-17   Road:   27-31   ExtrInn: 4-6 
 vsRHP:  43-32   vsLHP:  22-16   1-Run:  17-14
 vsEast: 28-18   vsCntrl:16-5    vsWest: 10-18 IL:11-7 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
113 Wed, Aug 12   DET  W   8-2       65-48  2nd  5.5 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
 Last 10: 4-6    Last 20:10-10   Last 30:15-15
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Tue, Aug 11, 2009 BOS  7  DET  5        W:Junichi Tazawa (1-1), L: Chris Lambert (0-1), S: none
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)
Season Series: 2009 - BOS leads 6-0; 2008 - BOS won 5-2; 2007 - DET won 4-3; All-Time - BOS leads 1010-943

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  5.66

OAK  4.58

SDP  3.82

RA/G

SFG  3.74

NYM  4.62

WSN  5.44

BA

J. Mauer  .369

S. Schumaker  .292

A. Casilla  .172

OBP

A. Pujols  .445

H. Matsui  .364

J. Gerut  .239

SLG

A. Pujols  .683

G. Beckham  .479

A. Casilla  .219

OPS

A. Pujols  1.128

S. Victorino  .838

A. Casilla  .485

ERA

T. Lincecum  2.20

D. Braden  3.89

T. Wellemeyer  5.67

K/9IP

T. Lincecum  10.89

B. Tallet  6.67

N. Blackburn  3.68

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

Tigers Batters (4.65 RS/G) vs. RedSox Pitchers (4.42 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 61.Buchholz
G/S/vB
60.Bard
G/S/vB
19.Beckett
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 ··· ··· ··· 1/3.000 ··· ··· ··· 1/3.000 ··· ··· ··· 2/.500 12/10 .545/.583/1.182/1.765 1.500/1.822 2.083 12/1.765 0/0 1/0
24.Cabrera G/S/vP 3/.333 1/.000 6/.000 2/.000 5/.200 6/.900 1/2.000 5/.400 14/1.512 3/1.667 2/2.500 1/no AB 465/345 .329/.398/.552/.949 1.006/.929 .786 111/1.025 1/2 23/7
4.Everett G/S/vP 2/.000 ··· 12/.833 ··· 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 3/.000 1/4.000 11/.546 12/.750 3/.000 ··· 3/.000 9/.875 6/1.500 2/.000 1/.000 3/.000 500/355 .260/.342/.474/.816 .505/.942 .909 112/.907 20/6 23/3
9.Guillen# G/S/vP 3/1.334 1/.000 6/.533 5/.450 1/.000 3/.333 4/.000 4/.750 8/.250 4/1.250 ··· 3/.000 174/137 .232/.305/.316/.621 .465/.663 .570 73/.772 1/0 3/0
15.Inge G/S/vP ··· ··· 9/.889 14/.368 5/.400 2/.000 1/no AB 7/1.000 3/.666 3/.333 ··· 2/1.000 439/330 .253/.347/.461/.808 1.035/.736 .822 94/.557 2/4 22/13
8.Laird G/S/vP 2/1.000 ··· 7/.453 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 3/1.334 1/.000 9/.476 9/.111 2/3.500 3/.666 5/.650 7/.619 5/1.800 4/.750 1/3.000 2/2.000 367/258 .272/.335/.386/.721 .862/.661 .674 73/.907 3/0 6/2
14.Polanco G/S/vP 3/2.333 ··· 26/.584 8/.929 4/.500 3/.333 3/.000 8/.750 28/.964 3/.000 2/.500 3/.666 460/331 .279/.328/.400/.728 .787/.703 .647 111/.821 4/1 7/2
25.Raburn G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 ··· 2/.000 ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· 2/.000 187/96 .254/.323/.432/.755 .741/.764 .653 53/.544 3/3 6/5
39.Santiago# G/S/vP ··· ··· 3/.666 1/.000 ··· ··· 2/1.000 2/.000 ··· 1/.000 1/no AB 2/.000 195/170 .246/.294/.404/.698 .542/.722 .560 46/.487 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 13/0
34.Thomas* G/S/vP ··· ··· 4/.000 ··· ··· ··· 2/.000 ··· ··· ··· 2/.000 3/1.167 213/176 .261/.344/.441/.786 .734/.797 .765 73/.738 1/0 7/4
IP 25.1 34.1 157.0 1.0 46.0 147.0 48.0 49.2 122.0 50.1 41.0 6.2 TOTAL .260/.329/.420/.749 .756/.746 .703 .744 54/26 126/84
ERA-K/9 5.33/6.0 2.88/11.5 3.10/8.3 0.00/9.0 3.33/6.3 3.67/10.1 3.00/8.4 2.17/9.8 5.16/5.8 2.32/6.4 3.07/7.5 4.05/10.7 4.19/7.7

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 124/.327 144/.202 610/.231 4/.250 207/.260 617/.249 197/.229 212/.223 539/.289 207/.217 178/.235 32/.276 .264
OPS .905 .614 .627 .750 .712 .680 .674 .644 .820 .653 .702 .792 .745
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 62/.978 70/.703 357/.671 2/1.500 108/.541 164/.728 90/.470 118/.547 269/.805 103/.739 94/.502 20/.417 .739
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 62/.831 74/.534 253/.567 2/.000 99/.895 453/.663 107/.859 94/.763 270/.835 104/.569 84/.934 12/1.409 .750
Home 28/.816 53/.366 277/.557 4/.750 107/.680 299/.697 75/.757 109/.634 293/.773 95/.754 86/.659 23/.604
Last 28d days 124/.905 41/.772 113/.598 4/.750 55/.824 139/.608 41/.807 42/.563 121/.875 53/.771 41/.542 32/.792
HR/SB/CS 3/3/0 3/4/0 10/12/2 0/0/0 1/7/1 14/14/6 5/0/0 5/10/1 16/21/2 4/5/0 5/7/2 1/0/0 104/110/20
Usage ····X··· ·o·X·X·· X····X·· ·o······ ··X··X·o ···X···· o··o·X·X ·Xo··X·· ··X····X X·o·oo·· ·o···Xo· ·X···X··
RedSox Batters (5.16 RS/G) vs. Tigers Pitchers (4.60 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 35.Verlander
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
48.Porcello
G/S/vB
56.Rodney
G/S/vB
44.Seay*
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 3/1.666 8/1.089 7/1.000 1/5.000 2/.000 2/2.500 2/.000 2/1.000 3/.000 453/320 .255/.382/.508/.890 .930/.873 .918 77/.799 11/2 24/0
7.Drew* G/S/vP 6/.666 5/1.000 20/1.333 3/.333 11/.920 4/2.000 1/.000 ··· 3/1.334 1/no AB 3/1.000 12/.166 399/303 .251/.371/.446/.817 .717/.849 .871 83/.683 2/3 12/2
46.Ellsbury* G/S/vP 4/.583 6/.666 18/1.088 2/.000 1/no AB 4/.500 1/.000 2/1.000 3/2.000 ··· 1/.000 3/.666 477/334 .300/.348/.406/.755 .698/.778 .779 110/.782 52/8 6/2
22.Green G/S/vP ··· 3/1.000 4/2.000 2/.000 1/.000 1/no AB 1/.000 2/.500 2/.000 1/.000 ··· 3/.333 280/210 .236/.302/.376/.678 .624/.697 .761 46/.453 1/4 6/14
11.Kotchman* G/S/vP 6/1.500 9/1.158 11/1.045 ··· 1/.000 3/.666 1/no AB ··· ··· 1/.000 3/1.500 6/1.334 350/244 .281/.354/.413/.767 .640/.823 .747 70/.870 0/0 7/0
25.Lowell G/S/vP 9/.985 6/.666 22/.656 2/5.000 4/1.250 6/.666 ··· 2/.000 2/.000 3/.000 2/.000 15/.000 349/240 .297/.341/.495/.836 .903/.807 .968 67/1.047 0/1 14/9
41.Martinez# G/S/vP 40/.967 13/.419 18/.398 2/.000 ··· 10/.929 2/.000 1/.000 4/.250 7/.929 10/1.314 26/.982 485/333 .281/.363/.461/.824 .848/.814 .751 105/.700 0/0 17/3
34.Ortiz* G/S/vP 9/1.556 6/.833 23/1.271 3/.666 5/1.000 8/.625 1/.000 1/.000 2/1.000 8/.875 3/.333 22/.984 434/302 .220/.306/.405/.711 .720/.707 .828 93/.634 0/2 15/1
15.Pedroia G/S/vP 3/.000 3/.666 20/.929 2/no AB 1/.000 5/1.100 1/no AB 2/no AB 4/.750 ··· 1/2.000 7/.453 504/363 .299/.376/.437/.813 .748/.838 .855 111/.836 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 3/1.167 5/.200 17/.301 3/1.167 8/.750 2/2.000 ··· 1/no AB 2/1.000 4/.917 6/.733 29/.826 343/243 .223/.332/.426/.758 .882/.716 .896 70/.501 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 10/1.400 6/2.467 23/.768 ··· 3/.667 8/1.750 1/.000 ··· 4/.500 1/.000 5/1.350 15/1.116 422/301 .311/.424/.564/.988 1.032/.971 .936 100/.998 4/2 20/4
IP 159.1 124.0 151.2 6.2 54.0 67.1 19.0 39.0 112.0 49.0 35.2 144.1 TOTAL .263/.348/.440/.788 .807/.781 .844 .749 90/30 136/74
ERA-K/9 3.45/10.5 5.23/5.7 2.79/7.1 14.85/5.4 3.00/6.0 4.95/6.4 2.37/7.6 3.69/8.3 4.34/4.6 3.86/8.4 3.53/6.6 3.12/5.2 4.31/7.1

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 657/.239 546/.283 621/.226 36/.400 217/.206 281/.283 70/.222 166/.241 475/.274 206/.232 147/.226 582/.234 .261
OPS .670 .850 .671 1.267 .648 .793 .714 .714 .769 .685 .621 .652 .761
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 367/.716 294/.953 351/.644 23/.943 97/.573 117/.704 39/.668 73/.854 258/.786 119/.672 91/.596 156/.519 .775
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 290/.612 252/.735 270/.704 13/1.825 120/.700 164/.857 31/.771 93/.606 217/.748 87/.704 56/.663 426/.700 .747
Road 347/.744 260/.907 338/.721 22/1.187 128/.684 147/.655 46/.835 77/.788 243/.723 87/.781 79/.577 245/.684
Last 28d days 151/.689 111/.797 137/.865 36/1.267 41/.330 59/.668 42/.742 42/.661 104/.704 42/.735 35/.947 128/.717
HR/SB/CS 14/4/8 21/2/4 17/18/7 3/1/1 5/2/2 6/3/1 3/0/0 4/4/2 17/7/2 5/0/0 2/0/0 15/3/3 128/54/30
Usage ····X··· ·····X·· ··X····X ···X·oo· X·X·o··· o·X···o· XX·o·X·· ·o····X· ···X·X·X ·o·o··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.