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Game Preview: BOS @ CLE, 7:05pm, Monday, April 27, 2009 @Jacobs Field

RedSox, 12-6, 2nd, 1 GB, 3 up in WC

SP: Tim Wakefield (42, RHP, 2-1, 2.45)

2009 Gamelogs / 2009 Splits / vs. CLE Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2009 (2-1) 22.0 15 6 6 8 12 0 2.45
2008 (10-11) 181.0 154 89 83 60 117 25 4.13
2007 (17-12) 189.0 191 104 100 64 110 22 4.76
Last 7 GS 4-2 43.1 32 16 16 9 27 3 3.32 58
2009-04-22 MIN W 7.0 5 1 1 1 4 0 102 66
2009-04-15 @OAK W 9.0 4 2 2 2 4 0 111 73
2009-04-10 @LAA L 6.0 6 3 3 5 4 0 99 47
2008-09-28 NYY ND 5.0 2 0 0 0 3 0 56 66
2008-09-23 CLE W 6.0 6 4 4 1 6 0 99 49
2008-09-17 @TBR L 2.1 6 6 6 0 2 3 51 23
2008-09-12 TOR W 8.0 3 0 0 0 4 0 94 80
Last 5 v.CLE 2-2 30.2 31 19 17 14 22 4 4.99 47
2008-09-23 CLE W 6.0 6 4 4 1 6 0 99 49
2008-04-15 @CLE ND 6.0 7 2 2 4 4 0 106 50
2006-04-26 @CLE L 5.2 5 5 3 4 3 1 116 42
2005-06-29 CLE W 7.0 5 2 2 4 3 2 115 58
2004-05-12 CLE L 6.0 8 6 6 1 6 1 91 37
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   10-2    Road:    2-4    ExtrInn: 1-1 
 vsRHP:   7-3    vsLHP:   5-3    1-Run:   3-3 
 vsEast:  8-2    vsCntrl: 2-0    vsWest:  2-4  IL: 0-0 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 18 Sun, Apr 26   NYY  W   4-1       12-6   2nd  1.0 gb
 17 Sat, Apr 25   NYY  W  16-11      11-6   2nd  1.0 gb
 16 Fri, Apr 24   NYY  W   5-4 (11)  10-6   2nd  2.0 gb
 15 Wed, Apr 22   MIN  W   7-3        9-6   2nd  1.5 gb
 14 Wed, Apr 22   MIN  W  10-1  (7)   8-6   2nd  1.5 gb
 13 Mon, Apr 20   BAL  W  12-1        7-6   2nd  2.5 gb
 12 Sun, Apr 19   BAL  W   2-1        6-6   3rd  3.0 gb
 11 Sat, Apr 18   BAL  W   6-4        5-6   4th  3.0 gb
 10 Fri, Apr 17   BAL  W  10-8        4-6   5th  3.0 gb
  9 Wed, Apr 15  @OAK  W   8-2        3-6   5th  3.5 gb
 Last 10:10-0    Last 20:12-6    Last 30:12-6 
Indians, 7-12, 5th, 3½ GB, 5½ GB in WC

SP: Cliff Lee (30, LHP, 1-3, 5.25)

2009 Gamelogs / 2009 Splits / vs. BOS Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2009 (1-3) 24.0 33 14 14 9 19 2 5.25
2008 (22-3) 223.1 214 68 63 34 170 12 2.54
2007 (5-8) 97.1 112 73 68 36 66 17 6.29
Last 7 GS 2-4 45.2 63 28 26 15 35 6 5.12 44
2009-04-22 KCR L 8.0 9 2 2 1 5 0 122 60
2009-04-16 @NYY W 6.0 7 1 1 3 4 1 115 55
2009-04-11 TOR L 5.0 7 4 4 4 5 0 102 38
2009-04-06 @TEX L 5.0 10 7 7 1 5 1 79 23
2008-09-23 @BOS L 7.0 9 5 5 3 8 1 114 44
2008-09-17 MIN ND 6.1 10 4 3 3 5 1 113 41
2008-09-12 KCR W 8.1 11 5 4 0 3 2 94 46
Last 5 v.BOS 1-3 27.1 35 22 21 15 24 4 6.91 40
2008-09-23 @BOS L 7.0 9 5 5 3 8 1 114 44
2007-07-26 BOS L 4.0 9 8 7 3 1 1 78 12
2007-05-28 @BOS L 5.0 6 3 3 2 4 1 97 45
2006-04-26 BOS W 6.0 4 1 1 4 7 1 110 63
2005-06-28 @BOS ND 5.1 7 5 5 3 4 0 101 35
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:    4-5    Road:    3-7    ExtrInn: 0-0 
 vsRHP:   4-12   vsLHP:   3-0    1-Run:   2-2 
 vsEast:  3-4    vsCntrl: 4-5    vsWest:  0-3  IL: 0-0 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 19 Sun, Apr 26   MIN  W   4-2        7-12  5th  3.5 gb
 18 Sat, Apr 25   MIN  L   1-7        6-12  5th  3.5 gb
 17 Fri, Apr 24   MIN  L   1-5        6-11  5th  3.5 gb
 16 Thu, Apr 23   KCR  W   5-2        6-10  5th  2.5 gb
 15 Wed, Apr 22   KCR  L   0-2        5-10  5th  3.5 gb
 14 Tue, Apr 21   KCR  W   8-7        5-9   5th  2.5 gb
 13 Sun, Apr 19  @NYY  L   3-7        4-9   5th  3.5 gb
 12 Sat, Apr 18  @NYY  W  22-4        4-8   5th  3.5 gb
 11 Fri, Apr 17  @NYY  L   5-6        3-8   5th  3.5 gb
 10 Thu, Apr 16  @NYY  W  10-2        3-7   5th  2.5 gb
 Last 10: 5-5    Last 20: 7-12   Last 30: 7-12
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Thu, Sep 25, 2008 BOS  6  CLE  1        W:Jon Lester (16-6), L: Jeremy Sowers (4-9), S: none
Wed, Sep 24, 2008 BOS  5  CLE  4        W:David Aardsma (4-2), L: Rafael Perez (4-4), S: Manny Delcarmen (2)
Tue, Sep 23, 2008 BOS  5  CLE  4        W:Tim Wakefield (10-11), L: Cliff Lee (22-3), S: Jonathan Papelbon (41)
Mon, Sep 22, 2008 CLE  4 @BOS  3        W:Zach Jackson (1-3), L: Josh Beckett (12-10), S: Jensen Lewis (12)
Tue, Apr 15, 2008 BOS  5 @CLE  3        W:David Aardsma (1-1), L: Jensen Lewis (0-1), S: Hideki Okajima (1)
Mon, Apr 14, 2008 BOS  6 @CLE  4        W:Mike Timlin (1-1), L: Joe Borowski (0-2), S: Jonathan Papelbon (5)
Thu, Jul 26, 2007 BOS 14 @CLE  9        W:Julian Tavarez (6-8), L: Cliff Lee (5-8), S: none
Wed, Jul 25, 2007 CLE  1  BOS  0        W:Fausto Carmona (13-4), L: Josh Beckett (13-4), S: Joe Borowski (29)
Tue, Jul 24, 2007 BOS  1 @CLE  0        W:Daisuke Matsuzaka (12-7), L: C.C. Sabathia (13-5), S: Jonathan Papelbon (23)
Mon, Jul 23, 2007 BOS  6 @CLE  2        W:Jon Lester (1-0), L: Jake Westbrook (1-6), S: Manny Delcarmen (1)
Season Series: 2009 -  0-0; 2008 - BOS won 5-1; 2007 - BOS won 5-2; All-Time - CLE 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

For the 2008 season

Stat

Best

Middle

Worst

RS/G

TEX  5.56

ATL  4.65

SDP  3.93

RA/G

TOR  3.77

HOU  4.61

TEX  5.97

BA

C. Jones  .364

R. Ibanez  .293

J. Towles  .137

OBP

C. Jones  .470

C. Lee  .368

T. Pena  .189

SLG

A. Pujols  .653

G. Dobbs  .491

T. Pena  .209

OPS

A. Pujols  1.114

J. Cust  .851

T. Pena  .398

ERA

J. Santana  2.53

A. Cook  3.96

N. Robertson  6.35

K/9IP

T. Lincecum  10.51

V. Padilla  6.68

L. Hernandez  3.35

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NOTE: Team stats shown are for the 2009 season. Player Stats for the 2008 season. We will switch to 2009 stats on May 1st.

RedSox Batters (6.06 RS/G) vs. Indians Pitchers (5.89 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 31.Lee*
G/S/vB
63.Betancourt
G/S/vB
39.Chulk
G/S/vB
30.Kobayashi
G/S/vB
50.Lewis
G/S/vB
53.Perez*
G/S/vB
49.Sipp*
G/S/vB
38.Smith
G/S/vB
34.Wood
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
55.Bailey G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/4.000 ··· ··· ··· 59/31 .280/.390/.460/.850 .898/.785 .618 3/2.667 0/0 2/0
44.Bay G/S/vP 4/.500 2/.500 1/.000 ··· 1/3.000 ··· ··· 1/2.000 12/.667 670/507 .286/.373/.522/.895 .852/.907 .874 79/1.143 10/0 31/4
7.Drew* G/S/vP 6/1.500 2/.500 3/.833 ··· 1/.000 2/.000 ··· ··· 31/.530 456/362 .280/.408/.519/.927 .926/.927 .927 66/.942 4/1 19/4
46.Ellsbury* G/S/vP 4/.750 1/.000 ··· ··· 1/no AB 1/2.000 ··· ··· ··· 609/458 .280/.336/.394/.729 .728/.729 .676 82/.702 50/11 9/0
22.Green G/S/vP 14/.462 2/.000 2/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· / /// / 48/.863 / /
16.Kottaras* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 5/3 .200/.200/.400/.600 1.500/.000 14/.558 0/0 0/0
25.Lowell G/S/vP 12/.750 3/.000 2/.000 ··· 2/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· 13/.398 468/364 .274/.338/.461/.798 .961/.754 .823 72/.964 2/2 17/10
34.Ortiz* G/S/vP 19/.652 7/.000 6/2.100 ··· 2/.000 2/.000 ··· ··· ··· 491/370 .264/.369/.507/.877 .741/.921 .782 83/.610 1/0 23/
15.Pedroia G/S/vP 9/1.181 2/.000 1/.000 ··· 3/1.667 2/1.000 ··· ··· ··· 726/545 .326/.376/.493/.869 .903/.857 .827 85/.795 20/1 17/6
30.Van Every* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 18/15 .235/.278/.353/.631 .667/.624 .500 1/ 0/0 0/0
33.Varitek# G/S/vP 13/.641 5/.000 4/.833 ··· 2/2.500 2/.500 ··· ··· ··· 483/372 .220/.313/.359/.672 .863/.616 .679 59/.832 0/1 13/4
20.Youkilis G/S/vP 16/1.105 5/1.600 2/1.000 ··· 5/1.800 2/.000 ··· ··· ··· 621/492 .312/.390/.569/.958 1.009/.946 .900 82/1.322 3/5 29/7
IP 223.1 71.0 31.2 55.2 66.0 76.1 63.1 66.1 TOTAL .284/.375/.491/.866 .824/.888 .727 .866 15/8 24/11
ERA-K/9 2.54/6.9 5.07/8.1 4.83/4.5 4.53/5.7 3.82/7.1 3.54/10.1 /0.0 3.55/7.4 3.26/11.4 5.98/6.7

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Kottaras (0-0-0)
 Varitek (56-16-4)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 891/.253 309/.276 139/.260 244/.286 292/.266 313/.234 / 271/.220 276/.219 .287  Bay
 Drew
 Ellsbury
 Youkilis
 Van Every
 Bailey
154/0/0/8
0/1/106/6
58/66/36/4
0/0/2/0
1/1/8/0
5/0/1/0
OPS .633 .789 .800 .757 .771 .649 .658 .632 .869
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 254/.661 139/.763 47/.740 115/.820 152/.782 130/.599 / 61/.903 131/.604 .902
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 637/.621 170/.809 92/.831 129/.700 140/.757 183/.683 / 210/.589 145/.657 .840
Home 399/.651 176/.751 69/.675 148/.668 154/.732 146/.619 / 138/.611 141/.559
Last 28d days 113/.846 40/.762 31/.756 34/.836 45/1.234 43/1.146 5/.000 27/.734 25/.715
HR/SB/CS 12/3/0 11/10/1 6/1/0 8/2/0 8/1/1 8/2/3 // 4/6/2 3/1/0 28/10/2
Usage ····X··· o·X····X ··X····· ·o···o·· o··X·o·o ·o·····o o···o··· ·X···o·· X··o·X·o

NOTE: Team stats shown are for the 2009 season. Player Stats for the 2008 season. We will switch to 2009 stats on May 1st.

Indians Batters (5.37 RS/G) vs. RedSox Pitchers (4.39 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 49.Wakefield
G/S/vB
17.Delcarmen
G/S/vB
62.Jones*
G/S/vB
48.Lopez*
G/S/vB
63.Masterson
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/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
13.Cabrera# G/S/vP 3/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· 4/.000 ··· 418/318 .259/.346/.366/.713 .957/.638 .772 69/.938 4/4 6/8
17.Choo* G/S/vP 3/1.000 2/.500 ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 1/no AB ··· 370/286 .309/.397/.549/.946 .800/.992 1.083 79/.942 4/3 14/2
26.Crowe# G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· / /// / 34/.491 / /
7.DeRosa G/S/vP 4/.750 3/.000 ··· 1/2.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 28/.703 1/.000 3/.333 593/422 .285/.376/.481/.857 .894/.842 .918 85/.608 6/0 21/11
12.Francisco G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 2/.000 ··· 2/.000 ··· 4/.000 1/2.000 499/364 .266/.332/.438/.770 .794/.762 .830 57/.639 4/3 15/4
25.Garko G/S/vP 3/.666 2/.500 ··· ··· 2/.000 1/.000 1/2.000 ··· 3/.000 1/2.000 563/419 .273/.346/.404/.750 .857/.714 .795 53/.805 0/0 14/4
4.Graffanino G/S/vP 14/.453 1/.000 ··· 1/no AB ··· ··· ··· 6/.334 3/.333 1/.000 / /// / 24/.341 / /
48.Hafner* G/S/vP 12/.167 2/.000 ··· 5/.400 1/.000 3/.333 3/.000 ··· 3/.000 ··· 234/175 .197/.305/.323/.628 .602/.637 .644 67/.974 1/1 5/
41.Martinez# G/S/vP 12/1.318 2/2.000 ··· 3/1.334 ··· 4/.000 1/.000 ··· 3/.000 ··· 294/223 .278/.337/.365/.701 .923/.633 .804 87/1.102 0/0 2/4
2.Peralta G/S/vP 12/.969 4/.833 ··· 1/3.000 ··· 2/.000 5/.000 ··· 3/1.167 1/3.000 664/502 .276/.331/.473/.804 .761/.817 .729 71/.641 3/1 23/14
10.Shoppach G/S/vP 3/.333 1/.000 ··· ··· 3/.333 ··· 1/.000 ··· 2/2.500 1/.000 403/299 .261/.348/.517/.865 .949/.835 .880 35/.762 0/0 21/7
24.Sizemore* G/S/vP 9/.476 5/.200 ··· 4/.250 ··· 2/.000 2/.000 ··· 3/.000 1/.000 745/526 .268/.374/.502/.876 .735/.934 1.055 90/.931 38/5 33/2
IP 181.0 74.1 59.1 88.1 62.0 69.1 94.2 71.2 47.0 TOTAL .270/.360/.452/.812 .924/.781 .735 .812 11/4 25/12
ERA-K/9 4.13/5.8 3.27/8.7 /0.0 2.43/5.8 3.16/6.9 2.61/8.7 2.34/10.0 6.27/4.8 2.64/8.8 2.49/11.5 4.18/7.0

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Martinez (22-13-2)
 Shoppach (37-10-8)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 754/.228 307/.205 / 247/.245 365/.216 258/.212 273/.223 426/.304 295/.222 197/.226 .254  Francisco
 Choo
 Sizemore
 DeRosa
83/2/32/12
26/0/51/4
0/151/0/2
27/0/38/0
OPS .689 .605 .699 .674 .612 .561 .843 .590 .594 .732
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 342/.643 142/.544 / 131/.587 178/.787 110/.547 145/.606 206/.876 139/.745 94/.612 .706
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 412/.727 165/.658 / 116/.818 187/.572 148/.661 128/.511 220/.812 156/.455 103/.577 .765
Road 387/.748 150/.682 / 96/.772 168/.659 131/.509 126/.590 170/.925 133/.638 76/.573
Last 28d days 93/.523 45/.597 6/.000 31/.925 71/.590 36/.828 36/.625 68/.918 38/.443 28/.841
HR/SB/CS 25/27/10 5/7/0 // 4/1/3 10/9/1 6/0/1 4/2/0 13/8/3 2/3/1 1/1/1 16/16/4
Usage ····X··· ·Xo···X· o·····o· ··X···X· X·····X· ·oX·o·o· ·XX·X··· ····X··· ·Xo·o··o 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.