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Game Preview: NYY @ BOS, 8:05pm, Sunday, August 23, 2009 @Fenway Park II

Yankees, 77-46, 1st, 6½ up

SP: C.C. Sabathia (28, LHP, 14-7, 3.58)

2009 Gamelogs / 2009 Splits / vs. BOS Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2009 (14-7) 178.2 153 75 71 48 140 17 3.58
2008 (17-10) 253.0 223 85 76 59 251 19 2.70
2007 (19-7) 241.0 238 94 86 37 209 20 3.21
Last 7 GS 6-1 50.1 43 17 16 10 45 6 2.86 61
2009-08-18 @OAK W 8.0 5 2 2 1 7 2 94 70
2009-08-13 @SEA W 8.0 3 1 1 2 10 1 105 80
2009-08-08 BOS W 7.2 2 0 0 2 9 0 123 82
2009-08-02 @CHW W 7.0 10 5 5 0 5 2 100 42
2009-07-28 @TBR L 5.2 9 6 5 2 6 1 109 33
2009-07-23 OAK W 7.0 9 3 3 0 4 0 109 51
2009-07-18 DET W 7.0 5 0 0 3 4 0 114 68
Last 5 v.BOS 2-3 34.1 32 15 15 5 35 4 3.93 57
2009-08-08 BOS W 7.2 2 0 0 2 9 0 123 82
2009-06-11 @BOS L 7.0 6 4 4 2 6 1 123 53
2007-07-24 BOS L 7.0 5 1 1 0 7 0 106 70
2006-08-01 @BOS W 8.0 10 1 1 1 8 1 111 65
2005-06-20 BOS L 4.2 9 9 9 0 5 2 91 15
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   41-18   Road:   36-28   ExtrInn: 6-3 
 vsRHP:  49-32   vsLHP:  28-14   1-Run:  17-13
 vsEast: 29-20   vsCntrl:20-8    vsWest: 18-10 IL:10-8 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
123 Sat, Aug 22  @BOS  L   1-14      77-46  1st  6.5 up
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
 Last 10: 7-3    Last 20:15-5    Last 30:21-9 
RedSox, 70-52, 2nd, 6½ GB, 2 up in WC

SP: Josh Beckett (29, RHP, 14-4, 3.38)

2009 Gamelogs / 2009 Splits / vs. NYY Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2009 (14-4) 162.1 141 68 61 43 149 15 3.38
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 50.1 40 16 16 8 46 5 2.86 63
2009-08-18 @TOR ND 5.1 9 7 7 1 4 3 99 25
2009-08-12 DET W 7.0 3 2 2 1 6 2 97 68
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
Last 5 v.NYY 2-1 31.0 34 12 12 10 29 3 3.48 54
2009-08-07 @NYY ND 7.0 4 0 0 2 7 0 115 74
2009-06-09 NYY W 6.0 1 0 0 2 8 0 93 76
2009-05-05 @NYY W 6.0 10 3 3 1 5 1 108 44
2009-04-25 NYY ND 5.0 10 8 8 4 3 2 116 14
2008-07-25 NYY L 7.0 9 1 1 1 6 0 110 60
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   39-19   Road:   31-33   ExtrInn: 4-6 
 vsRHP:  46-34   vsLHP:  24-18   1-Run:  18-15
 vsEast: 32-19   vsCntrl:16-6    vsWest: 11-20 IL:11-7 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
122 Sat, Aug 22   NYY  W  14-1       70-52  2nd  6.5 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
 Last 10: 6-4    Last 20:10-10   Last 30:15-15
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Fri, Aug 21, 2009 NYY 20 @BOS 11        W:Andy Pettitte (10-6), L: Brad Penny (7-8), S: none
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)
Season Series: 2009 - BOS leads 9-5; 2008 - Tied 9-9; 2007 - NYY won 10-8; All-Time - NYY leads 1113-933

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  5.74

DET  4.60

SDP  3.85

RA/G

SFG  3.66

NYM  4.65

WSN  5.39

BA

J. Mauer  .378

G. Beckham  .292

A. Casilla  .187

OBP

J. Mauer  .448

E. Cabrera  .363

R. Cedeno  .234

SLG

A. Pujols  .664

P. Konerko  .479

A. Casilla  .236

OPS

A. Pujols  1.104

B. Butler  .842

A. Casilla  .509

ERA

C. Carpenter  2.27

D. Braden  3.89

F. Liriano  5.80

K/9IP

J. Verlander  10.47

D. Davis  6.84

J. Lannan  3.79

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Yankees Batters (5.59 RS/G) vs. RedSox Pitchers (4.49 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
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
53.Cabrera# G/S/vP 41/.807 ··· 9/.476 6/.666 17/.850 11/.443 9/1.792 4/1.000 6/.800 4/.500 1/.000 405/265 .273/.336/.428/.764 .790/.750 .765 102/.717 6/2 11/3
24.Cano* G/S/vP 45/1.010 1/.000 8/.875 12/.650 20/.350 13/1.385 12/.606 5/.400 7/.762 2/.000 1/2.000 516/336 .311/.343/.499/.842 .871/.826 .788 105/.887 4/5 18/7
18.Damon* G/S/vP 48/.842 1/5.000 3/1.667 5/.400 24/.966 11/.455 15/.133 7/.143 6/1.166 3/.000 1/.000 490/334 .284/.364/.517/.881 .799/.922 .785 102/.943 9/0 22/4
17.Hairston G/S/vP 7/.572 ··· ··· ··· 4/.666 ··· 1/no AB 6/.500 1/no AB 1/no AB ··· 376/253 .257/.312/.402/.714 .765/.690 .644 46/.843 7/3 9/10
14.Hinske* G/S/vP 20/.600 ··· 5/.200 3/.333 3/.000 2/1.000 5/1.000 2/1.500 2/3.000 ··· 1/.000 175/135 .257/.366/.459/.825 .945/.790 .804 29/.769 0/0 6/0
2.Jeter G/S/vP 50/.710 1/.000 7/.572 7/.453 24/.723 8/1.071 17/.639 9/1.223 2/.500 4/.000 1/2.000 546/389 .333/.396/.474/.870 1.099/.780 .854 118/.929 21/4 15/6
55.Matsui* G/S/vP 24/.640 2/.500 8/1.071 5/.400 3/.000 9/.583 6/.000 5/.650 4/2.000 2/1.000 1/.000 386/272 .266/.360/.518/.878 .919/.860 .996 83/.979 0/1 21/
26.Molina G/S/vP 13/.308 ··· 5/1.067 3/.000 13/.993 2/.500 3/.833 5/1.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· 88/61 .244/.310/.321/.631 .741/.581 .692 29/.590 0/0 1/1
20.Posada# G/S/vP 33/.719 1/.000 5/.200 9/1.015 12/.606 10/.633 8/.375 4/1.000 6/1.167 1/.000 1/2.000 342/233 .275/.345/.493/.838 .863/.827 .674 88/.670 1/0 15/6
13.Rodriguez G/S/vP 44/.800 3/1.167 8/.875 9/1.000 15/.629 6/.750 11/1.122 9/.985 4/.500 1/.000 1/5.000 392/282 .263/.398/.505/.903 .914/.899 .925 101/.863 8/1 21/6
33.Swisher# G/S/vP 21/.900 ··· 5/.500 7/.429 18/.707 6/.533 3/.333 5/.600 3/2.667 2/.000 ··· 457/289 .246/.372/.478/.851 .902/.819 .952 96/.970 0/0 21/6
25.Teixeira# G/S/vP 21/.458 3/1.666 3/1.167 4/.250 12/.750 5/1.100 8/.125 12/.523 5/2.600 1/no AB 1/.000 542/380 .286/.384/.559/.943 .909/.942 .862 115/.980 2/0 31/1
IP 162.1 37.0 38.1 49.1 161.0 52.0 52.0 131.2 54.0 44.0 17.2 TOTAL .280/.358/.478/.836 .865/.823 .819 .869 76/21 185/77
ERA-K/9 3.38/8.3 3.65/11.7 3.99/5.6 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 3.57/5.1 4.28/7.7

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 660/.233 154/.215 178/.292 221/.254 669/.245 212/.213 225/.227 590/.299 230/.221 188/.226 59/.340 .265
OPS .651 .638 .795 .706 .671 .633 .656 .838 .679 .673 1.011 .750
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 376/.693 71/.723 80/.825 116/.511 176/.707 97/.440 122/.583 298/.808 117/.797 99/.496 32/.457 .744
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 284/.597 83/.567 98/.770 105/.918 493/.658 115/.806 103/.741 292/.868 113/.555 89/.875 27/1.676 .755
Home 301/.558 53/.366 57/.699 115/.680 299/.697 78/.726 109/.634 315/.798 107/.824 89/.635 23/.604
Last 28d days 132/.736 41/1.004 133/.810 58/.806 128/.575 44/.615 43/.687 126/.991 66/.863 47/.486 59/1.011
HR/SB/CS 15/12/2 3/4/0 4/3/0 1/7/1 15/14/6 5/0/0 5/10/1 17/27/2 5/5/0 5/7/2 3/0/0 116/118/20
Usage ····X··· X···o··· ···X···· ·o··o··X ··X····· ···oo·X· ····X··· ·X·····X ·X·X··Xo ·o·o···· X·····X·
RedSox Batters (5.29 RS/G) vs. Yankees Pitchers (4.76 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 52.Sabathia*
G/S/vB
91.Aceves
G/S/vB
38.Bruney
G/S/vB
34.Burnett
G/S/vB
62.Chamberlain
G/S/vB
48.Coke*
G/S/vB
41.Gaudin
G/S/vB
65.Hughes
G/S/vB
43.Marte*
G/S/vB
45.Mitre
G/S/vB
46.Pettitte*
G/S/vB
42.Rivera
G/S/vB
30.Robertson
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
5.Baldelli G/S/vP 24/.610 ··· 2/.500 13/.308 1/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 2/.500 8/.875 4/.500 ··· 125/44 .265/.336/.451/.787 .804/.757 .800 21/.860 0/0 5/2
44.Bay G/S/vP 6/.000 6/2.333 3/.000 20/.956 9/1.810 2/.000 ··· 4/.500 ··· 9/.236 33/1.071 5/1.000 3/2.167 492/347 .255/.382/.522/.904 .907/.903 .945 84/.981 11/2 27/0
7.Drew* G/S/vP 10/.500 5/.600 6/.167 28/.741 17/.309 3/.667 7/.829 6/3.000 9/.888 3/.000 34/1.109 8/.750 3/.000 423/316 .259/.374/.468/.842 .792/.859 .866 75/1.069 2/3 15/2
46.Ellsbury* G/S/vP 3/.666 6/1.834 6/.167 22/.783 15/.343 5/.400 2/.000 5/1.267 3/.666 1/.000 17/1.000 6/.533 5/.800 516/357 .300/.347/.407/.754 .733/.762 .762 124/.827 54/8 6/2
13.Gonzalez G/S/vP 6/.000 ··· 4/.000 4/.000 ··· ··· 7/.286 ··· 6/.334 6/.334 5/.400 5/.000 ··· 295/230 .210/.253/.292/.546 .496/.560 .480 93/.542 0/1 4/6
22.Green G/S/vP 9/.250 3/.000 2/.500 12/.878 6/.666 ··· ··· 4/.000 4/.833 1/.000 7/1.142 3/.333 ··· 301/228 .230/.298/.364/.662 .626/.674 .753 53/.434 1/4 6/15
11.Kotchman* G/S/vP 7/.286 1/.000 3/no AB 11/.637 6/1.166 2/.000 20/.544 4/.250 1/.000 1/2.000 3/1.000 6/1.200 ··· 370/261 .277/.351/.402/.754 .634/.804 .729 52/.896 1/0 7/0
25.Lowell G/S/vP 13/.308 4/.000 8/.500 23/.554 17/1.262 1/.000 11/.920 4/1.750 1/.000 2/2.500 32/.823 12/.781 3/1.000 384/262 .301/.346/.499/.845 .887/.826 1.002 78/1.028 0/1 15/9
41.Martinez# G/S/vP 7/.453 2/.000 2/.500 20/.667 9/1.556 1/5.000 13/.308 3/1.000 17/1.672 ··· 18/.478 11/.364 3/.666 521/354 .289/.370/.481/.852 .854/.852 .747 100/.932 1/0 20/3
34.Ortiz* G/S/vP 25/.969 3/.333 3/.667 31/.791 15/.481 7/.143 12/.875 4/3.000 16/.635 1/3.000 55/.981 26/.885 2/1.000 476/329 .227/.321/.434/.756 .773/.747 .820 103/.807 0/2 20/1
15.Pedroia G/S/vP 10/.100 4/.500 10/.311 31/.974 17/1.521 3/1.667 4/.000 8/.125 2/.000 1/.000 35/.543 8/.250 6/1.133 533/382 .296/.371/.440/.811 .762/.830 .858 108/.852 16/7 10/6
33.Varitek# G/S/vP 15/.508 4/.000 7/.629 24/.809 7/.629 1/.000 8/1.482 3/.000 7/1.429 1/5.000 64/.864 37/.763 2/.000 357/252 .225/.336/.430/.767 .855/.737 .924 57/.631 0/0 14/3
20.Youkilis G/S/vP 13/.718 5/1.400 8/1.025 29/.629 14/.929 3/.666 9/.583 7/1.119 2/5.000 ··· 35/1.042 12/.717 5/.000 439/309 .304/.419/.551/.970 1.004/.955 .926 89/.963 5/2 22/4
IP 178.2 63.1 27.0 158.2 126.2 50.0 113.0 69.0 6.0 30.1 152.1 52.0 36.1 TOTAL .264/.349/.446/.795 .813/.787 .843 .829 95/30 154/78
ERA-K/9 3.58/7.1 4.12/7.3 4.67/9.3 4.08/8.0 3.98/7.7 4.68/7.2 4.94/9.1 3.39/9.8 13.50/10.5 6.82/5.3 4.25/6.9 1.90/9.9 3.47/13.1 4.31/7.7

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 722/.233 251/.229 122/.243 658/.240 560/.257 200/.216 513/.257 289/.227 32/.333 147/.366 655/.269 203/.205 154/.203 .252
OPS .665 .672 .759 .706 .768 .684 .726 .677 1.160 .946 .737 .565 .650 .741
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 177/.613 114/.575 60/.685 347/.647 309/.729 114/.590 258/.799 133/.784 12/.933 72/1.225 196/.664 97/.512 66/.615 .728
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 545/.682 137/.755 62/.834 311/.771 251/.812 86/.815 255/.652 156/.590 20/1.297 75/.677 459/.769 106/.611 88/.676 .751
Road 405/.683 113/.817 68/.695 313/.672 258/.734 91/.811 308/.656 162/.592 14/.676 76/1.031 297/.668 79/.508 81/.825
Last 28d days 141/.712 63/.714 42/.825 138/.616 105/.718 38/.924 97/.830 43/.589 2/.000 122/.992 125/.582 45/.606 46/.621
HR/SB/CS 17/9/6 9/7/2 4/2/0 16/18/11 16/18/7 8/2/2 8/4/4 7/4/1 3/1/0 6/2/0 16/13/7 6/1/0 3/2/2 142/101/44
Usage ····X··· X··X··X· ·X······ X····X·· ······X· ···o···X ···X··X· ···X···· ·o······ ·X·····X ·X······ ···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.