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Game Preview: BOS @ CLE, 7:05pm, Wednesday, April 29, 2009 @Jacobs Field

RedSox, 13-7, 2nd, 1 GB, 3 up in WC

SP: Jon Lester (25, LHP, 1-2, 4.88)

2009 Gamelogs / 2009 Splits / vs. CLE Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2009 (1-2) 24.0 29 13 13 7 26 3 4.88
2008 (16-6) 210.1 202 78 75 66 152 14 3.21
2007 (4-0) 63.0 61 33 32 31 50 10 4.57
Last 7 GS 3-3 45.0 43 20 20 13 40 4 4.00 54
2009-04-24 NYY ND 6.0 7 2 2 3 7 0 114 54
2009-04-19 BAL W 7.0 4 0 0 2 9 0 108 76
2009-04-13 @OAK L 6.0 10 6 6 0 5 2 106 33
2009-04-08 TBR L 5.0 8 5 5 2 5 1 94 34
2008-09-25 CLE W 6.0 2 1 1 1 4 0 86 67
2008-09-20 @TOR L 7.0 8 5 5 3 4 0 102 42
2008-09-14 TOR W 8.0 4 1 1 2 6 1 103 74
Last 5 v.CLE 2-0 22.1 20 10 10 10 16 2 4.03 51
2008-09-25 CLE W 6.0 2 1 1 1 4 0 86 67
2008-04-14 @CLE ND 4.1 5 4 4 5 3 0 97 35
2007-07-23 @CLE W 6.0 5 2 2 3 6 1 96 57
2006-08-02 CLE ND 6.0 8 3 3 1 3 1 110 46
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   10-2    Road:    3-5    ExtrInn: 1-1 
 vsRHP:   7-4    vsLHP:   6-3    1-Run:   3-4 
 vsEast:  8-2    vsCntrl: 3-1    vsWest:  2-4  IL: 0-0 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 20 Tue, Apr 28  @CLE  L   8-9       13-7   2nd  1.0 gb
 19 Mon, Apr 27  @CLE  W   3-1       13-6   1st    Tied
 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
 Last 10: 9-1    Last 20:13-7    Last 30:13-7 
Indians, 8-13, 5th, 3½ GB, 5½ GB in WC

SP: Fausto Carmona (25, RHP, 1-3, 7.36)

2009 Gamelogs / 2009 Splits / vs. BOS Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2009 (1-3) 22.0 26 19 18 12 15 5 7.36
2008 (8-7) 120.2 126 80 73 70 58 7 5.44
2007 (19-8) 215.0 199 78 73 61 137 16 3.06
Last 7 GS 1-4 35.2 47 34 33 16 23 7 8.33 37
2009-04-24 MIN L 6.0 8 5 4 2 7 1 104 43
2009-04-18 @NYY W 6.0 6 4 4 4 1 2 103 41
2009-04-13 @KCR L 5.0 5 4 4 4 3 1 106 40
2009-04-08 @TEX L 5.0 7 6 6 2 4 1 95 31
2008-09-24 @BOS ND 1.0 5 4 4 1 1 0 51 27
2008-09-19 DET ND 6.1 5 4 4 0 5 2 82 52
2008-09-13 KCR L 6.1 11 7 7 3 2 0 96 22
Last 5 v.BOS 1-0 9.0 9 4 4 3 7 0 4.00 53
2008-09-24 @BOS ND 1.0 5 4 4 1 1 0 51 27
2007-07-25 BOS W 8.0 4 0 0 2 6 0 108 78
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:    5-6    Road:    3-7    ExtrInn: 0-0 
 vsRHP:   5-13   vsLHP:   3-0    1-Run:   3-2 
 vsEast:  4-5    vsCntrl: 4-5    vsWest:  0-3  IL: 0-0 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 21 Tue, Apr 28   BOS  W   9-8        8-13  5th  3.5 gb
 20 Mon, Apr 27   BOS  L   1-3        7-13  5th  4.5 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
 Last 10: 5-5    Last 20: 8-12   Last 30: 8-13
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Tue, Apr 28, 2009 CLE  9  BOS  8        W:Kerry Wood (1-1), L: Javier Lopez (0-2), S: none
Mon, Apr 27, 2009 BOS  3 @CLE  1        W:Manny Delcarmen (1-0), L: Kerry Wood (0-1), S: Jonathan Papelbon (5)

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)
Season Series: 2009 - Tied 1-1; 2008 - BOS won 5-1; 2007 - BOS won 5-2; All-Time - CLE leads 1010-944

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 (6.00 RS/G) vs. Indians Pitchers (5.86 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 55.Carmona
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 6/1.500 0/0 2/0
44.Bay G/S/vP 2/1.000 2/.500 2/.500 ··· 1/3.000 ··· ··· 2/2.000 14/1.072 670/507 .286/.373/.522/.895 .852/.907 .874 88/1.226 10/0 31/4
7.Drew* G/S/vP 4/.000 2/.500 4/.583 ··· 1/.000 3/.000 1/.000 ··· 32/.512 456/362 .280/.408/.519/.927 .926/.927 .927 72/.886 4/1 19/4
46.Ellsbury* G/S/vP 2/.000 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 1/no AB 2/2.000 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 609/458 .280/.336/.394/.729 .728/.729 .676 92/.649 50/11 9/0
22.Green G/S/vP ··· 3/.000 2/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 / /// / 53/.817 / /
16.Kottaras* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/no AB 5/3 .200/.200/.400/.600 1.500/.000 18/.492 0/0 0/0
25.Lowell G/S/vP ··· 3/.000 3/.000 ··· 2/.000 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 15/.624 468/364 .274/.338/.461/.798 .961/.754 .823 81/.930 2/2 17/10
23.Lugo G/S/vP ··· 4/2.500 12/.384 ··· 1/.000 1/2.000 ··· 1/2.000 12/.697 307/242 .268/.355/.330/.685 .749/.668 .597 4/1.417 12/4 1/16
34.Ortiz* G/S/vP 5/2.000 7/.000 7/2.171 ··· 2/.000 3/.000 1/.000 ··· 1/2.000 491/370 .264/.369/.507/.877 .741/.921 .782 92/.643 1/0 23/
15.Pedroia G/S/vP 4/1.167 2/.000 2/1.000 ··· 3/1.667 3/.666 1/no AB ··· 1/no AB 726/545 .326/.376/.493/.869 .903/.857 .827 94/.826 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 4/1.417 5/.000 5/.650 ··· 2/2.500 2/.500 ··· 1/.000 1/2.000 483/372 .220/.313/.359/.672 .863/.616 .679 64/.871 0/1 13/4
20.Youkilis G/S/vP 6/.500 5/1.600 3/.666 ··· 5/1.800 3/.000 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 621/492 .312/.390/.569/.958 1.009/.946 .900 91/1.233 3/5 29/7
IP 120.2 71.0 31.2 55.2 66.0 76.1 63.1 66.1 TOTAL .286/.375/.485/.860 .756/.919 .748 .860 16/8 25/14
ERA-K/9 5.44/4.3 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 5.93/6.7

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

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 549/.271 309/.276 139/.260 244/.286 292/.266 313/.234 / 271/.220 276/.219 .289  Bay
 Drew
 Ellsbury
 Youkilis
 Lugo
 Bailey
 Van Every
154/0/0/8
0/1/106/6
58/66/36/4
0/0/2/0
1/0/0/0
5/0/1/0
1/1/8/0
OPS .759 .789 .800 .757 .771 .649 .658 .632 .863
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 302/.832 139/.763 47/.740 115/.820 152/.782 130/.599 / 61/.903 131/.604 .874
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 247/.667 170/.809 92/.831 129/.700 140/.757 183/.683 / 210/.589 145/.657 .853
Home 334/.745 176/.751 69/.675 148/.668 154/.732 146/.619 / 138/.611 141/.559
Last 28d days 103/.923 41/.741 41/.714 34/.836 45/1.234 48/1.050 10/.100 31/.747 37/.984
HR/SB/CS 7/6/1 11/10/1 6/1/0 8/2/0 8/1/1 8/2/3 // 4/6/2 3/1/0 29/11/2
Usage ····X··· ·oo·X··· X···X··· ···o···o ··o··X·o o··o···· X·o···o· X··X···o XXX··o·X

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 (5.33 RS/G) vs. RedSox Pitchers (4.45 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 31.Lester*
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/no AB 2/.000 1/.000 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 3/1.167 4/.000 1/2.000 418/318 .259/.346/.366/.713 .957/.638 .772 79/.882 4/4 6/8
17.Choo* G/S/vP ··· 2/.500 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 2/.000 2/1.000 2/1.000 2/no AB ··· 370/286 .309/.397/.549/.946 .800/.992 1.083 88/.939 4/3 14/2
26.Crowe# G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· / /// / 36/.462 / /
7.DeRosa G/S/vP 3/1.000 3/.000 1/3.000 2/2.000 ··· ··· 2/1.000 30/.724 1/.000 4/1.833 593/422 .285/.376/.481/.857 .894/.842 .918 94/.720 6/0 21/11
12.Francisco G/S/vP 3/.000 1/.000 1/.000 1/no AB 2/.000 ··· 3/.000 2/2.500 4/.000 2/2.000 499/364 .266/.332/.438/.770 .794/.762 .830 63/.706 4/3 15/4
25.Garko G/S/vP 7/.929 2/.500 1/.000 ··· 2/.000 2/1.000 2/2.000 2/.000 4/.000 1/2.000 563/419 .273/.346/.404/.750 .857/.714 .795 62/.779 0/0 14/4
4.Graffanino G/S/vP 3/.667 1/.000 ··· 1/no AB ··· ··· ··· 6/.334 3/.333 1/.000 / /// / 24/.341 / /
48.Hafner* G/S/vP 11/.573 2/.000 1/.000 5/.400 1/.000 4/.250 3/.000 2/.500 4/.000 ··· 234/175 .197/.305/.323/.628 .602/.637 .644 73/.910 1/1 5/
41.Martinez# G/S/vP 6/1.834 3/1.167 ··· 3/1.334 ··· 5/.000 1/.000 3/1.667 4/.000 ··· 294/223 .278/.337/.365/.701 .923/.633 .804 96/1.061 0/0 2/4
2.Peralta G/S/vP 12/.533 4/.833 1/.000 1/3.000 ··· 2/.000 6/.000 2/2.000 4/.833 2/1.500 664/502 .276/.331/.473/.804 .761/.817 .729 80/.608 3/1 23/14
10.Shoppach G/S/vP 6/1.417 1/.000 ··· ··· 3/.333 ··· 2/.000 ··· 2/2.500 1/.000 403/299 .261/.348/.517/.865 .949/.835 .880 39/.679 0/0 21/7
24.Sizemore* G/S/vP 12/1.195 6/.167 1/.000 5/.200 ··· 2/.000 2/.000 3/.666 3/.000 2/.000 745/526 .268/.374/.502/.876 .735/.934 1.055 100/.867 38/5 33/2
IP 210.1 74.1 59.1 88.1 62.0 69.1 94.2 71.2 47.0 TOTAL .267/.357/.441/.799 .883/.775 .723 .799 15/4 27/13
ERA-K/9 3.21/6.5 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 4.07/7.0

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

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 874/.256 307/.205 / 247/.245 365/.216 258/.212 273/.223 426/.304 295/.222 197/.226 .253  Francisco
 Choo
 Sizemore
 DeRosa
83/2/32/12
26/0/51/4
0/151/0/2
27/0/38/0
OPS .688 .605 .699 .674 .612 .561 .843 .590 .594 .726
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 253/.571 142/.544 / 131/.587 178/.787 110/.547 145/.606 206/.876 139/.745 94/.612 .698
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 621/.737 165/.658 / 116/.818 187/.572 148/.661 128/.511 220/.812 156/.455 103/.577 .759
Road 404/.716 150/.682 / 96/.772 168/.659 131/.509 126/.590 170/.925 133/.638 76/.573
Last 28d days 103/.812 48/.557 14/.214 35/.900 71/.590 40/.791 42/.684 89/.978 43/.417 33/.997
HR/SB/CS 14/8/5 5/7/0 // 4/1/3 10/9/1 6/0/1 4/2/0 13/8/3 2/3/1 1/1/1 18/20/4
Usage ····X··· ·o·Xo··· X·o····· X···X··· ··X····· X··oX·o· ·X·XX·X· X·····X· X··Xo·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.