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Game Preview: NYY @ BOS, 4:10pm, Saturday, August 22, 2009 @Fenway Park II

Yankees, 77-45, 1st, 7½ up

SP: A.J. Burnett (32, RHP, 10-6, 3.69)

2009 Gamelogs / 2009 Splits / vs. BOS Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2009 (10-6) 153.2 136 67 63 75 135 16 3.69
2008 (18-10) 221.1 211 109 100 86 231 19 4.07
2007 (10-8) 165.2 131 74 69 66 176 23 3.75
Last 7 GS 2-2 46.1 41 19 18 22 34 2 3.50 54
2009-08-17 @OAK L 8.0 6 3 3 2 5 0 99 61
2009-08-12 TOR ND 6.0 10 3 3 2 7 1 107 45
2009-08-07 BOS ND 7.2 1 0 0 6 6 0 118 77
2009-08-01 @CHW L 4.2 10 7 7 2 4 0 106 18
2009-07-27 @TBR W 7.0 2 1 0 2 5 0 114 74
2009-07-22 BAL W 7.0 6 2 2 3 6 0 104 60
2009-07-17 DET ND 6.0 6 3 3 5 1 1 104 44
Last 5 v.BOS 1-1 28.1 25 17 14 19 22 3 4.45 49
2009-08-07 BOS ND 7.2 1 0 0 6 6 0 118 77
2009-06-09 @BOS L 2.2 5 5 3 5 1 1 84 28
2009-04-25 @BOS ND 5.0 8 8 8 3 3 2 91 19
2008-09-19 BOS ND 7.0 8 3 3 2 6 0 121 53
2008-09-13 @BOS W 6.0 3 1 0 3 6 0 102 67
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   41-18   Road:   36-27   ExtrInn: 6-3 
 vsRHP:  49-31   vsLHP:  28-14   1-Run:  17-13
 vsEast: 29-19   vsCntrl:20-8    vsWest: 18-10 IL:10-8 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
122 Fri, Aug 21  @BOS  W  20-11      77-45  1st  7.5 up
121 Wed, Aug 19  @OAK  W   3-2       76-45  1st  7.0 up
120 Tue, Aug 18  @OAK  W   7-2       75-45  1st  7.0 up
119 Mon, Aug 17  @OAK  L   0-3       74-45  1st  7.0 up
118 Sun, Aug 16  @SEA  L   3-10      74-44  1st  7.5 up
117 Sat, Aug 15  @SEA  W   5-2       74-43  1st  7.5 up
116 Fri, Aug 14  @SEA  W   4-2       73-43  1st  6.5 up
115 Thu, Aug 13  @SEA  W  11-1       72-43  1st  6.5 up
114 Wed, Aug 12   TOR  W   4-3 (11)  71-43  1st  5.5 up
113 Tue, Aug 11   TOR  W   7-5       70-43  1st  5.5 up
 Last 10: 8-2    Last 20:15-5    Last 30:22-8 
RedSox, 69-52, 2nd, 7½ GB, 1 up in WC

SP: Junichi Tazawa (23, RHP, 1-2, 5.40)

2009 Gamelogs / 2009 Splits / vs. NYY Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2009 (1-2) 11.2 18 9 7 5 8 3 5.40
Last 7 GS 1-1 10.0 14 7 5 5 6 2 4.50 42
2009-08-16 @TEX L 5.0 10 4 4 3 0 2 97 28
2009-08-11 DET W 5.0 4 3 1 2 6 0 98 55
Has never faced NYY.
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   38-19   Road:   31-33   ExtrInn: 4-6 
 vsRHP:  45-34   vsLHP:  24-18   1-Run:  18-15
 vsEast: 31-19   vsCntrl:16-6    vsWest: 11-20 IL:11-7 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
121 Fri, Aug 21   NYY  L  11-20      69-52  2nd  7.5 gb
120 Thu, Aug 20  @TOR  W   8-1       69-51  2nd  6.5 gb
119 Wed, Aug 19  @TOR  W   6-1       68-51  2nd  7.0 gb
118 Tue, Aug 18  @TOR  W  10-9       67-51  2nd  7.0 gb
117 Sun, Aug 16  @TEX  L   3-4       66-51  2nd  7.5 gb
116 Sat, Aug 15  @TEX  L   2-7       66-50  2nd  7.5 gb
115 Fri, Aug 14  @TEX  W   8-4       66-49  2nd  6.5 gb
114 Thu, Aug 13   DET  L   0-2       65-49  2nd  6.5 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
 Last 10: 6-4    Last 20:10-10   Last 30:14-16
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Sun, Aug 09, 2009 NYY  5  BOS  2        W:Phil Coke (4-3), L: Daniel Bard (0-1), S: Mariano Rivera (32)
Sat, Aug 08, 2009 NYY  5  BOS  0        W:C.C. Sabathia (12-7), L: Clay Buchholz (1-2), S: none
Fri, Aug 07, 2009 NYY  2  BOS  0 (15)   W:Phil Coke (3-3), L: Junichi Tazawa (0-1), S: none
Thu, Aug 06, 2009 NYY 13  BOS  6        W:Joba Chamberlain (8-2), L: John Smoltz (2-5), S: none
Thu, Jun 11, 2009 BOS  4  NYY  3        W:Takashi Saito (1-0), L: C.C. Sabathia (5-4), S: Jonathan Papelbon (16)
Wed, Jun 10, 2009 BOS  6  NYY  5        W:Tim Wakefield (8-3), L: Chien-Ming Wang (0-4), S: Jonathan Papelbon (15)
Tue, Jun 09, 2009 BOS  7  NYY  0        W:Josh Beckett (7-2), L: A.J. Burnett (4-3), S: none
Tue, May 05, 2009 BOS  7 @NYY  3        W:Josh Beckett (3-2), L: Joba Chamberlain (1-1), S: none
Mon, May 04, 2009 BOS  6 @NYY  4        W:Jon Lester (2-2), L: Philip Hughes (1-1), S: Jonathan Papelbon (7)
Sun, Apr 26, 2009 BOS  4  NYY  1        W:Justin Masterson (2-0), L: Andy Pettitte (2-1), S: Takashi Saito (2)
Season Series: 2009 - BOS leads 8-5; 2008 - Tied 9-9; 2007 - NYY won 10-8; All-Time - NYY leads 1113-932

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  5.76

DET  4.61

SDP  3.85

RA/G

SFG  3.66

PIT  4.65

BAL  5.41

BA

J. Mauer  .378

R. Davis  .292

A. Casilla  .179

OBP

J. Mauer  .446

J. Damon  .365

R. Cedeno  .237

SLG

A. Pujols  .668

V. Guerrero  .481

A. Casilla  .223

OPS

A. Pujols  1.110

G. Sheffield  .843

A. Casilla  .491

ERA

C. Carpenter  2.27

J. Weaver  3.89

F. Liriano  5.80

K/9IP

J. Verlander  10.47

C. Lee  6.86

N. Blackburn  3.74

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Yankees Batters (5.63 RS/G) vs. RedSox Pitchers (4.52 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
53.Cabrera# G/S/vP 1/.000 ··· 41/.807 9/.476 5/1.350 6/.666 17/.850 11/.443 9/1.792 2/1.000 5/.500 3/.666 399/259 .267/.331/.421/.752 .790/.732 .739 100/.686 6/2 11/3
24.Cano* G/S/vP 1/2.000 1/.000 45/1.010 8/.875 3/.000 11/.717 20/.350 13/1.385 12/.606 3/.666 6/.900 2/.000 510/330 .313/.345/.501/.846 .871/.832 .794 103/.875 4/5 18/7
18.Damon* G/S/vP 1/.000 1/5.000 48/.842 3/1.667 3/3.000 5/.400 24/.966 11/.455 15/.133 6/.167 6/1.166 3/.000 489/333 .285/.365/.519/.883 .799/.925 .788 102/.960 9/0 22/4
17.Hairston G/S/vP ··· ··· 7/.572 ··· 1/.000 ··· 4/.666 ··· 1/no AB 6/.500 ··· 1/no AB 375/252 .257/.310/.402/.712 .765/.687 .640 49/.800 7/3 9/10
14.Hinske* G/S/vP 1/.000 ··· 20/.600 5/.200 2/.500 3/.333 3/.000 2/1.000 5/1.000 ··· 1/no AB ··· 170/130 .250/.359/.444/.803 .945/.761 .768 24/.600 0/0 6/0
2.Jeter G/S/vP 1/2.000 1/.000 50/.710 7/.572 6/1.833 7/.453 24/.723 8/1.071 17/.639 6/1.000 2/.500 3/.000 540/383 .331/.395/.471/.866 1.099/.774 .847 117/.934 21/4 15/6
55.Matsui* G/S/vP 1/.000 2/.500 24/.640 8/1.071 3/.666 4/.500 3/.000 9/.583 6/.000 3/1.167 3/1.000 2/1.000 380/266 .265/.361/.503/.864 .919/.838 .967 78/.907 0/1 21/
26.Molina G/S/vP ··· ··· 13/.308 5/1.067 2/.000 3/.000 13/.993 2/.500 3/.833 5/1.000 ··· 1/.000 88/61 .244/.310/.321/.631 .741/.581 .692 31/.550 0/0 1/1
19.Pena# G/S/vP ··· ··· 3/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/no AB ··· ··· 1/.000 100/80 .277/.313/.351/.664 .153/.794 .790 8/.750 3/1 0/3
20.Posada# G/S/vP 1/2.000 1/.000 33/.719 5/.200 2/.500 8/1.167 12/.606 10/.633 8/.375 2/no AB 5/1.467 1/.000 336/227 .273/.342/.492/.834 .863/.820 .659 84/.649 1/0 15/6
13.Rodriguez G/S/vP 1/5.000 3/1.167 44/.800 8/.875 7/1.429 8/.625 15/.629 6/.750 11/1.122 6/.333 4/.500 1/.000 387/277 .254/.390/.492/.882 .914/.870 .885 100/.746 8/1 21/6
33.Swisher# G/S/vP ··· ··· 21/.900 5/.500 2/.500 7/.429 18/.707 6/.533 3/.333 3/1.000 2/2.500 1/.000 451/283 .245/.373/.478/.851 .902/.818 .955 94/.969 0/0 20/6
25.Teixeira# G/S/vP 1/.000 3/1.666 21/.458 3/1.167 3/2.334 4/.250 12/.750 5/1.100 8/.125 9/.000 4/3.417 1/no AB 536/374 .283/.381/.557/.937 .909/.933 .849 113/.966 2/0 31/1
IP 11.2 36.0 162.1 38.1 4.0 49.1 161.0 52.0 52.0 131.2 54.0 44.0 TOTAL .278/.357/.474/.830 .865/.814 .808 .841 76/21 183/76
ERA-K/9 5.40/6.2 3.50/11.5 3.38/8.3 3.99/5.6 4.50/15.8 3.47/6.2 3.58/10.1 2.77/8.1 2.08/9.7 5.61/6.1 2.67/6.8 2.86/8.0 4.16/7.8

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 59/.340 154/.215 660/.233 178/.292 19/.250 217/.254 669/.245 212/.213 225/.227 568/.291 222/.208 185/.231 .263
OPS 1.011 .638 .651 .795 .681 .699 .671 .633 .656 .827 .634 .685 .743
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 32/.457 71/.723 376/.693 80/.825 6/1.167 113/.526 176/.707 97/.440 122/.583 282/.806 110/.721 97/.507 .734
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 27/1.676 83/.567 284/.597 98/.770 13/.408 104/.884 493/.658 115/.806 103/.741 286/.847 112/.549 88/.886 .750
Home 23/.604 53/.366 301/.558 57/.699 7/.429 111/.666 299/.697 78/.726 109/.634 293/.773 99/.736 86/.659
Last 28d days 59/1.011 43/.949 132/.736 133/.810 19/.681 54/.786 160/.596 44/.615 43/.687 104/.964 63/.717 44/.522
HR/SB/CS 3/0/0 3/4/0 15/12/2 4/3/0 0/2/0 1/7/1 15/14/6 5/0/0 5/10/1 17/27/2 4/5/0 5/7/2 114/118/20
Usage ·····X·· ···o···X ···X···· ··X····· o··o··X· ·X·····X ··oo·X·· ···X···X X·····X· X·X··Xo· o·o····o
RedSox Batters (5.21 RS/G) vs. Yankees Pitchers (4.68 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 34.Burnett
G/S/vB
91.Aceves
G/S/vB
38.Bruney
G/S/vB
62.Chamberlain
G/S/vB
48.Coke*
G/S/vB
41.Gaudin
G/S/vB
65.Hughes
G/S/vB
45.Mitre
G/S/vB
46.Pettitte*
G/S/vB
42.Rivera
G/S/vB
30.Robertson
G/S/vB
52.Sabathia*
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
32.Anderson G/S/vP 3/1.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 3/.333 1/no AB 1/.000 20/.421 217/148 .236/.316/.314/.630 .570/.657 .549 7/.310 3/6 2/2
44.Bay G/S/vP 20/.956 6/2.333 3/.000 9/1.810 2/.000 ··· 4/.500 9/.236 31/1.146 5/1.000 3/2.167 6/.000 490/347 .256/.384/.525/.909 .921/.903 .954 86/1.042 11/2 27/0
7.Drew* G/S/vP 28/.741 5/.600 6/.167 17/.309 3/.667 7/.829 6/3.000 3/.000 33/1.144 8/.750 3/.000 10/.500 422/316 .260/.375/.469/.844 .800/.859 .871 78/1.052 2/3 15/2
46.Ellsbury* G/S/vP 22/.783 6/1.834 5/.200 15/.343 5/.400 2/.000 5/1.267 ··· 14/.962 6/.533 5/.800 3/.666 511/355 .300/.347/.408/.755 .726/.767 .764 124/.850 54/8 6/2
13.Gonzalez G/S/vP 4/.000 ··· 3/.000 ··· ··· 7/.286 ··· 4/.500 3/.666 5/.000 ··· 6/.000 290/227 .214/.258/.298/.556 .513/.568 .500 88/.576 0/1 3/6
22.Green G/S/vP 12/.878 3/.000 1/.000 6/.666 ··· ··· 4/.000 ··· 6/1.000 3/.333 ··· 9/.250 298/226 .228/.294/.363/.657 .606/.674 .745 54/.401 1/4 6/15
11.Kotchman* G/S/vP 11/.637 1/.000 2/no AB 6/1.166 2/.000 20/.544 4/.250 ··· 2/1.500 6/1.200 ··· 7/.286 367/259 .276/.349/.402/.751 .640/.796 .722 52/.824 1/0 7/0
25.Lowell G/S/vP 23/.554 4/.000 7/.286 17/1.262 1/.000 11/.920 4/1.750 1/.000 30/.808 12/.781 3/1.000 13/.308 379/260 .297/.343/.489/.832 .893/.804 .976 77/.942 0/1 15/9
41.Martinez# G/S/vP 20/.667 2/.000 2/.500 9/1.556 1/5.000 13/.308 3/1.000 ··· 15/.564 11/.364 3/.666 7/.453 518/354 .290/.373/.483/.856 .868/.852 .756 102/.943 1/0 20/3
34.Ortiz* G/S/vP 31/.791 3/.333 3/.667 15/.481 7/.143 12/.875 4/3.000 ··· 52/.969 26/.885 2/1.000 25/.969 471/328 .224/.318/.431/.750 .770/.739 .809 102/.833 0/2 19/1
15.Pedroia G/S/vP 31/.974 4/.500 9/.347 17/1.521 3/1.667 4/.000 8/.125 ··· 32/.407 8/.250 6/1.133 10/.100 528/380 .295/.371/.437/.807 .734/.835 .850 107/.814 15/7 10/6
33.Varitek# G/S/vP 24/.809 4/.000 6/.533 7/.629 1/.000 8/1.482 3/.000 ··· 64/.864 37/.763 2/.000 15/.508 355/250 .223/.332/.419/.751 .855/.715 .891 59/.545 0/0 14/3
20.Youkilis G/S/vP 29/.629 5/1.400 8/1.025 14/.929 3/.666 9/.583 7/1.119 ··· 33/1.115 12/.717 5/.000 13/.718 437/309 .306/.421/.554/.975 1.022/.955 .936 87/.988 5/2 20/4
IP 153.2 61.1 27.0 126.2 50.0 113.0 69.0 30.1 152.1 52.0 35.1 178.2 TOTAL .263/.348/.444/.793 .814/.784 .840 .826 94/30 152/76
ERA-K/9 3.69/7.9 3.82/7.2 4.67/9.3 3.98/7.7 4.68/7.2 4.94/9.1 3.39/9.8 6.82/5.3 4.25/6.9 1.90/9.9 3.06/13.3 3.58/7.1 4.27/7.7

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 658/.240 251/.229 114/.242 560/.257 200/.216 513/.257 289/.227 136/.363 631/.267 203/.205 154/.203 722/.233 .252
OPS .706 .672 .746 .768 .684 .726 .677 .897 .732 .565 .650 .665 .738
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 347/.647 114/.575 57/.673 309/.729 114/.590 258/.799 133/.784 68/1.144 188/.656 97/.512 66/.615 177/.613 .724
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 311/.771 137/.755 57/.822 251/.812 86/.815 255/.652 156/.590 68/.650 443/.766 106/.611 88/.676 545/.682 .750
Road 313/.672 113/.817 60/.665 258/.734 91/.811 308/.656 162/.592 65/.940 273/.652 79/.508 81/.825 405/.683
Last 28d days 138/.616 67/.779 38/.760 105/.718 38/.924 97/.830 43/.589 111/.935 126/.514 45/.606 50/.569 141/.712
HR/SB/CS 16/18/11 9/7/2 4/2/0 16/18/7 8/2/2 8/4/4 7/4/1 4/2/0 16/12/7 6/1/0 3/2/2 17/9/6 140/100/44
Usage ····X··· ··X··X·· X······X ·····X·· ··o···X· ··X··X·· ··X····X X·····X· X······X ··o···Xo ···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.