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Game Preview: BOS @ DET, 7:05pm, Tuesday, June 2, 2009 @Comerica Park

RedSox, 29-22, 2nd, 1 GB, 3 up in WC

SP: Daisuke Matsuzaka (28, RHP, 0-3, 8.82)

2009 Gamelogs / 2009 Splits / vs. DET Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2009 (0-3) 16.1 28 16 16 10 15 4 8.82
2008 (18-3) 167.2 128 58 54 94 154 12 2.90
2007 (15-12) 204.2 191 100 100 80 201 25 4.40
Last 7 GS 2-4 32.1 37 20 20 16 33 6 5.57 46
2009-05-27 @MIN L 5.0 9 3 3 3 6 0 102 40
2009-05-22 NYM L 5.0 5 4 4 2 4 1 80 43
2009-04-14 @OAK ND 1.0 5 5 5 2 0 0 43 21
2009-04-09 TBR L 5.1 9 4 4 3 5 3 100 36
2008-09-28 NYY L 4.0 4 3 3 2 5 1 73 45
2008-09-21 @TOR W 7.0 2 0 0 2 6 0 109 77
2008-09-15 @TBR W 5.0 3 1 1 2 7 1 101 62
Last 5 v.DET 3-1 25.2 22 8 8 13 17 4 2.81 56
2008-05-05 @DET W 5.0 2 1 1 8 1 0 109 52
2008-04-08 DET W 6.2 4 0 0 4 7 0 108 69
2007-07-08 @DET L 5.0 10 6 6 1 4 3 90 26
2007-05-14 DET W 9.0 6 1 1 0 5 1 124 76
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   17-6    Road:   12-16   ExtrInn: 2-2 
 vsRHP:  17-15   vsLHP:  12-7    1-Run:   8-8 
 vsEast: 17-8    vsCntrl: 7-4    vsWest:  4-8  IL: 1-2 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 51 Sun, May 31  @TOR  W   8-2       29-22  2nd  0.5 gb
 50 Sat, May 30  @TOR  L   3-5       28-22  2nd  1.5 gb
 49 Fri, May 29  @TOR  L   3-6       28-21  2nd  0.5 gb
 48 Thu, May 28  @MIN  W   3-1       28-20  1st  0.5 up
 47 Wed, May 27  @MIN  L   2-4       27-20  1st    Tied
 46 Tue, May 26  @MIN  L   2-5       27-19  1st  1.0 up
 45 Mon, May 25  @MIN  W   6-5       27-18  1st  1.0 up
 44 Sun, May 24   NYM  W  12-5       26-18  1st  0.5 up
 43 Sat, May 23   NYM  L   2-3       25-18  2nd  0.5 gb
 42 Fri, May 22   NYM  L   3-5       25-17  2nd  0.5 gb
 Last 10: 4-6    Last 20:10-10   Last 30:15-15
Tigers, 28-21, 1st, 3½ up

SP: Rick Porcello (20, RHP, 6-3, 3.48)

2009 Gamelogs / 2009 Splits / vs. BOS Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2009 (6-3) 51.2 46 21 20 16 32 7 3.48
Last 7 GS 5-2 39.2 32 16 15 15 25 4 3.40 54
2009-05-27 @KCR W 6.0 4 2 2 1 4 1 82 59
2009-05-22 COL W 6.0 6 1 1 2 3 0 86 57
2009-05-16 OAK W 6.0 3 1 1 2 5 0 86 65
2009-05-10 @CLE W 5.0 5 1 1 2 5 0 95 56
2009-05-05 MIN W 7.0 4 0 0 3 3 0 87 69
2009-04-29 NYY L 3.2 6 6 6 3 1 1 75 23
2009-04-24 @KCR L 6.0 4 5 4 2 4 2 85 48
Has never faced BOS.
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   15-7    Road:   13-14   ExtrInn: 0-1 
 vsRHP:  18-16   vsLHP:  10-5    1-Run:   5-5 
 vsEast:  4-7    vsCntrl:11-9    vsWest: 12-3  IL: 1-2 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 49 Sun, May 31  @BAL  W   3-0       28-21  1st  4.0 up
 48 Sat, May 30  @BAL  W   6-3       27-21  1st  4.0 up
 47 Fri, May 29  @BAL  L   2-7       26-21  1st  3.5 up
 46 Thu, May 28  @BAL  L   1-5       26-20  1st  3.5 up
 45 Wed, May 27  @KCR  W   8-3       26-19  1st  3.5 up
 44 Tue, May 26  @KCR  L   1-6       25-19  1st  3.0 up
 43 Mon, May 25  @KCR  W  13-1       25-18  1st  4.0 up
 42 Sun, May 24   COL  L   1-3       24-18  1st  3.0 up
 41 Sat, May 23   COL  L   3-4       24-17  1st  4.0 up
 40 Fri, May 22   COL  W   4-3       24-16  1st  4.0 up
 Last 10: 5-5    Last 20:12-8    Last 30:17-13
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
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)
Wed, Apr 09, 2008 DET  7 @BOS  2        W:Jeremy Bonderman (1-1), L: Jon Lester (1-2), S: none
Tue, Apr 08, 2008 BOS  5  DET  0        W:Daisuke Matsuzaka (2-0), L: Kenny Rogers (0-2), S: none
Sun, Jul 08, 2007 DET  6  BOS  5        W:Nate Robertson (5-6), L: Daisuke Matsuzaka (10-6), S: Todd Jones (22)
Sat, Jul 07, 2007 DET  3  BOS  2 (13)   W:Jason Grilli (3-2), L: Jonathan Papelbon (0-2), S: none
Fri, Jul 06, 2007 DET  9  BOS  2        W:Andrew Miller (4-2), L: Julian Tavarez (5-7), S: none
Season Series: 2009 -  0-0; 2008 - BOS won 5-2; 2007 - DET won 4-3; All-Time - BOS leads 1004-943

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

NYY  5.65

MIL  4.69

SEA  3.79

RA/G

LAD  3.83

BOS  4.63

WSN  6.16

BA

J. Bartlett  .373

V. Wells  .266

C. Young  .174

OBP

A. Pujols  .468

B. Francisco  .343

C. Young  .215

SLG

R. Ibanez  .682

S. Schumaker  .424

B. Giles  .284

OPS

A. Pujols  1.147

S. Schumaker  .768

C. Young  .520

ERA

Z. Greinke  1.10

A. Harang  4.19

J. Moyer  6.75

K/9IP

J. Santana  11.73

C. Lee  6.57

J. Garland  3.36

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

RedSox Batters (5.24 RS/G) vs. Tigers Pitchers (4.31 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 48.Porcello
G/S/vB
37.Lyon
G/S/vB
45.Perry
G/S/vB
56.Rodney
G/S/vB
44.Seay*
G/S/vB
54.Zumaya
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
55.Bailey G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 81/59 .188/.309/.391/.700 1.139/.534 .531 60/.740 0/0 3/2
5.Baldelli G/S/vP ··· 8/.661 ··· 2/.500 1/.000 1/.000 47/15 .244/.277/.444/.721 .877/.400 .670 33/.804 0/0 2/2
44.Bay G/S/vP ··· 7/1.262 ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 217/154 .288/.415/.627/1.042 1.079/1.027 1.059 100/.941 5/0 15/0
7.Drew* G/S/vP ··· 9/1.158 ··· ··· 2/1.500 ··· 181/129 .248/.359/.471/.830 .791/.846 .807 83/.770 0/2 7/1
46.Ellsbury* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 229/155 .299/.335/.369/.704 .535/.784 .656 104/.741 21/6 1/0
22.Green G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 114/80 .298/.360/.423/.783 .711/.813 .702 43/.797 1/3 1/8
16.Kottaras* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 51/38 .205/.275/.318/.593 .244/.717 .587 25/.671 0/0 0/1
25.Lowell G/S/vP ··· 3/1.666 ··· 2/.000 1/.000 1/2.000 205/148 .308/.332/.525/.857 .899/.841 .733 94/.808 0/0 8/5
23.Lugo G/S/vP ··· 4/1.000 ··· 2/.500 1/4.000 1/no AB 84/63 .276/.345/.368/.714 .783/.688 .693 68/.756 1/0 1/4
34.Ortiz* G/S/vP ··· 4/1.250 ··· 8/.875 2/.500 2/.000 208/137 .185/.284/.287/.570 .593/.554 .501 84/.438 0/1 1/
15.Pedroia G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/2.000 ··· 227/147 .326/.416/.435/.851 .808/.875 .776 99/.859 8/4 2/3
33.Varitek# G/S/vP ··· 7/.429 ··· 4/.917 6/.733 ··· 159/116 .239/.327/.522/.849 1.148/.767 .729 72/.966 0/0 10/1
20.Youkilis G/S/vP ··· 1/no AB ··· 1/.000 5/1.350 1/2.000 161/104 .366/.478/.672/1.150 1.282/1.080 1.031 52/.995 1/0 9/1
IP 51.2 21.0 20.1 21.0 14.2 16.0 TOTAL .274/.356/.457/.813 .837/.802 .744 .795 37/16 61/33
ERA-K/9 3.48/5.6 6.43/3.9 2.66/8.4 3.00/7.3 5.52/5.5 2.81/8.4 4.04/7.3

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 210/.238 95/.266 88/.171 83/.221 60/.241 64/.233 .249
OPS .673 .910 .565 .576 .640 .616 .717
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 119/.812 40/.675 40/.825 52/.574 40/.678 34/.839 .732
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 91/.492 55/1.060 48/.359 31/.579 20/.557 30/.348 .699
Home 93/.627 35/.810 44/.591 38/.373 21/.633 35/.570
Last 28d days 92/.580 39/1.097 40/.510 44/.478 28/.761 46/.678
HR/SB/CS 7/2/0 5/2/1 1/1/1 1/0/0 0/0/0 2/0/0 49/24/10
Usage ·····X·· ······X· ··o·o··X ·Xo··X·· ··o·oo·· ··o··X··
Tigers Batters (5.22 RS/G) vs. RedSox Pitchers (4.63 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 18.Matsuzaka
G/S/vB
60.Bard
G/S/vB
17.Delcarmen
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.Anderson* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 101/91 .277/.320/.351/.671 .522/.687 .654 46/.517 10/1 0/1
24.Cabrera G/S/vP 6/.750 ··· 3/.000 ··· 1/2.000 3/.000 11/1.546 3/1.667 2/2.500 203/150 .355/.419/.579/.998 .968/1.005 1.156 94/.845 1/2 10/4
4.Everett G/S/vP 3/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 8/.946 2/1.000 1/.000 124/81 .284/.331/.376/.707 .807/.649 .795 62/.691 3/1 1/4
28.Granderson* G/S/vP 10/1.389 ··· 1/no AB ··· 3/.000 5/.000 3/2.000 2/.000 ··· 226/161 .258/.339/.490/.829 .775/.849 .680 104/.800 8/2 13/0
15.Inge G/S/vP 8/.393 ··· 4/.500 ··· 1/no AB 4/.750 ··· 2/.000 ··· 197/148 .269/.362/.515/.877 1.239/.766 .829 92/.724 1/2 12/4
8.Laird G/S/vP 4/.500 ··· 2/.000 1/.000 4/.250 3/.000 ··· 2/1.500 ··· 151/114 .225/.320/.326/.646 .776/.601 .697 69/.579 1/0 2/0
19.Larish* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 2/.000 1/.000 1/2.000 75/68 .250/.387/.517/.903 .286/.961 .644 56/1.042 0/1 4/0
30.Ordonez G/S/vP 10/.422 ··· 2/3.500 ··· 4/.833 7/.619 2/1.000 2/.000 1/3.000 189/142 .280/.360/.357/.717 .843/.676 .782 78/.872 1/0 2/1
14.Polanco G/S/vP 6/.533 ··· 3/.000 ··· 3/.000 5/1.200 25/.917 2/.000 ··· 203/146 .255/.295/.362/.657 .877/.562 .780 88/.608 0/1 1/1
25.Raburn G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 50/21 .267/.340/.489/.829 .910/.731 1.041 33/1.020 1/1 3/1
39.Santiago# G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 85/70 .308/.329/.500/.829 .400/.930 1.277 41/.981 0/1 3/2
57.Sardinha G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 25/16 .083/.080/.125/.205 .333/.129 .556 18/.111 0/0 0/0
34.Thomas* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 96/72 .282/.365/.471/.835 .742/.867 .830 91/.760 1/0 3/1
IP 16.1 8.1 22.0 48.2 22.0 22.0 54.1 26.0 18.0 TOTAL .268/.337/.425/.761 .811/.744 .804 .760 28/12 55/21
ERA-K/9 8.82/8.3 1.08/7.6 1.23/7.4 4.25/7.2 2.45/9.8 2.45/10.2 5.63/5.6 1.38/4.8 3.00/8.5 4.46/7.5

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 86/.384 35/.233 97/.241 214/.291 90/.179 98/.226 248/.310 98/.161 79/.268 .269
OPS 1.116 .594 .647 .761 .577 .675 .881 .477 .725 .763
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 54/.915 15/1.083 57/.574 115/.789 40/.497 51/.579 123/.884 49/.470 37/.393 .739
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 32/1.428 20/.261 40/.746 99/.729 50/.644 47/.776 125/.878 49/.484 42/1.026 .783
Road 36/1.094 27/.497 49/.843 123/.843 55/.508 52/.788 147/.873 59/.491 41/.828
Last 28d days 48/.892 35/.594 33/.667 116/.816 30/.417 43/.687 132/.853 43/.472 34/.535
HR/SB/CS 4/2/0 0/1/0 0/3/1 4/7/4 2/0/0 3/7/0 7/9/1 1/3/0 2/3/0 48/59/13
Usage ·····X·· ···X··X· ··o··X·· ·X···X·· ··o·o··o ····X··o ··X····X ·oX····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.