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Game Preview: BOS @ DET, 7:05pm, Wednesday, June 3, 2009 @Comerica Park

RedSox, 30-22, 2nd, 1 GB, 4 up in WC

SP: Josh Beckett (29, RHP, 5-2, 4.60)

2009 Gamelogs / 2009 Splits / vs. DET Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2009 (5-2) 62.2 64 35 32 28 59 6 4.60
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 3-1 43.2 48 26 24 19 39 6 4.95 48
2009-05-28 @MIN W 7.0 3 1 1 4 8 1 111 71
2009-05-23 NYM ND 8.0 5 1 0 1 5 0 117 74
2009-05-16 @SEA W 7.0 4 3 2 3 5 1 120 61
2009-05-10 TBR ND 6.0 6 3 3 3 5 0 118 50
2009-05-05 @NYY W 6.0 10 3 3 1 5 1 108 44
2009-04-30 @TBR L 4.2 10 7 7 3 8 1 113 21
2009-04-25 NYY ND 5.0 10 8 8 4 3 2 116 14
Last 5 v.DET 1-1 13.0 12 6 6 4 14 0 4.15 56
2008-05-08 @DET W 7.0 6 1 1 0 8 0 102 69
2006-08-14 DET L 6.0 6 5 5 4 6 0 104 42
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   17-6    Road:   13-16   ExtrInn: 2-2 
 vsRHP:  18-15   vsLHP:  12-7    1-Run:   8-8 
 vsEast: 17-8    vsCntrl: 8-4    vsWest:  4-8  IL: 1-2 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 52 Tue, Jun  2  @DET  W   5-1       30-22  2nd  1.0 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
 Last 10: 5-5    Last 20:10-10   Last 30:16-14
Tigers, 28-22, 1st, 3½ up

SP: Armando Galarraga (27, RHP, 3-5, 5.50)

2009 Gamelogs / 2009 Splits / vs. BOS Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2009 (3-5) 54.0 59 33 33 25 39 11 5.50
2008 (13-7) 178.2 152 83 74 61 126 28 3.73
2007 (0-0) 8.2 8 6 6 7 6 2 6.23
Last 7 GS 1-5 35.2 43 29 29 19 22 10 7.32 40
2009-05-28 @BAL L 7.0 10 3 3 1 4 2 100 48
2009-05-23 COL L 5.1 6 4 4 1 2 2 79 41
2009-05-17 OAK ND 0.2 4 5 5 3 0 1 41 21
2009-05-12 @MIN L 5.2 6 5 5 4 4 2 99 37
2009-05-07 @CHW L 6.0 6 6 6 2 3 2 85 37
2009-05-01 CLE L 5.0 8 5 5 3 2 1 94 30
2009-04-26 @KCR W 6.0 3 1 1 5 7 0 107 64
Last 5 v.BOS 0-0 5.1 7 5 5 1 6 2 8.44 39
2008-05-07 BOS ND 5.1 7 5 5 1 6 2 88 39
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   15-8    Road:   13-14   ExtrInn: 0-1 
 vsRHP:  18-17   vsLHP:  10-5    1-Run:   5-5 
 vsEast:  4-8    vsCntrl:11-9    vsWest: 12-3  IL: 1-2 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 50 Tue, Jun  2   BOS  L   1-5       28-22  1st  3.5 up
 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
 Last 10: 4-6    Last 20:11-9    Last 30:17-13
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Tue, Jun 02, 2009 BOS  5 @DET  1        W:Daisuke Matsuzaka (1-3), L: Rick Porcello (6-4), S: none

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
Season Series: 2009 - BOS leads 1-0; 2008 - BOS won 5-2; 2007 - DET won 4-3; All-Time - BOS leads 1005-943

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  5.77

FLA  4.68

SEA  3.87

RA/G

LAD  3.85

SDP  4.71

WSN  6.16

BA

J. Bartlett  .373

C. Granderson  .267

C. Young  .175

OBP

A. Pujols  .469

R. Theriot  .345

C. Young  .215

SLG

R. Ibanez  .716

M. DeRosa  .432

G. Atkins  .279

OPS

A. Pujols  1.147

S. Schumaker  .781

C. Young  .520

ERA

Z. Greinke  1.10

A. Harang  4.19

A. Sonnanstine  7.07

K/9IP

J. Verlander  11.69

C. Lee  6.57

J. Garland  3.36

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

RedSox Batters (5.23 RS/G) vs. Tigers Pitchers (4.32 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 58.Galarraga
G/S/vB
37.Lyon
G/S/vB
45.Perry
G/S/vB
48.Porcello
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
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 ··· 8/1.089 1/.000 2/2.500 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 222/158 .286/.410/.632/1.042 1.060/1.034 1.058 101/.968 5/0 16/0
7.Drew* G/S/vP 2/.000 11/.920 ··· 3/1.334 ··· 2/1.500 ··· 186/134 .253/.360/.468/.829 .791/.844 .806 84/.785 0/2 7/1
46.Ellsbury* G/S/vP 3/.666 1/no AB 1/2.000 2/1.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· 233/159 .304/.342/.373/.715 .535/.799 .677 108/.764 22/6 1/0
22.Green G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 1/no AB 2/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· 118/84 .290/.356/.411/.767 .711/.790 .676 43/.831 1/3 1/8
11.Kotsay* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· 5/.200 2/.000 1/2.000 / /// / / / /
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/.666 4/1.250 1/.000 2/.000 2/.000 1/.000 1/2.000 210/152 .300/.324/.512/.836 .883/.819 .702 95/.767 0/0 8/5
23.Lugo G/S/vP 2/3.000 4/1.000 ··· ··· 2/.500 1/4.000 1/no AB 84/63 .276/.345/.368/.714 .783/.688 .693 67/.737 1/0 1/4
34.Ortiz* G/S/vP 3/1.667 5/1.000 1/.000 2/1.000 8/.875 2/.500 2/.000 213/141 .186/.282/.284/.566 .585/.553 .496 85/.418 0/1 1/
15.Pedroia G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 1/no AB 3/1.000 ··· 1/2.000 ··· 232/152 .325/.416/.437/.852 .808/.876 .780 100/.899 8/4 2/3
33.Varitek# G/S/vP 2/.500 8/.750 1/no AB 2/1.000 4/.917 6/.733 ··· 163/120 .248/.337/.532/.869 1.148/.797 .771 72/.966 0/0 10/1
20.Youkilis G/S/vP 3/3.334 3/.667 ··· 3/.333 1/.000 5/1.350 1/2.000 166/109 .358/.476/.657/1.133 1.282/1.056 1.006 57/.954 1/0 9/1
IP 54.0 23.2 21.1 56.0 21.0 14.2 16.0 TOTAL .273/.356/.455/.811 .832/.802 .744 .799 38/16 62/33
ERA-K/9 5.50/6.5 5.70/3.8 3.38/8.5 3.70/5.5 3.00/7.3 5.52/5.5 2.81/8.4 4.06/7.2

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 241/.284 106/.250 95/.176 231/.249 83/.221 60/.241 64/.233 .249
OPS .867 .867 .584 .697 .576 .640 .616 .717
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 133/.923 45/.701 43/.848 128/.834 52/.574 40/.678 34/.839 .737
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 108/.801 61/.975 52/.374 103/.527 31/.579 20/.557 30/.348 .695
Home 108/.837 46/.739 51/.623 114/.686 38/.373 21/.633 35/.570
Last 28d days 114/1.066 50/.964 47/.556 113/.647 44/.478 28/.761 46/.678
HR/SB/CS 11/1/3 5/2/1 1/1/1 8/3/0 1/0/0 0/0/0 2/0/0 50/25/10
Usage ·····X·· X······X X··o·o·· X·····X· ··Xo··X· ···o·oo· ···o··X·
Tigers Batters (5.14 RS/G) vs. RedSox Pitchers (4.56 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 19.Beckett
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 ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 105/94 .265/.308/.337/.644 .473/.664 .605 50/.474 10/1 0/1
24.Cabrera G/S/vP 3/.000 ··· 4/.000 ··· 1/2.000 4/.500 11/1.546 3/1.667 2/2.500 207/154 .358/.420/.578/.998 .968/1.004 1.149 98/.852 1/2 10/4
4.Everett G/S/vP 9/1.111 ··· ··· ··· ··· 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 8/.500 ··· 2/.000 ··· 3/.000 6/.400 3/2.000 2/.000 ··· 230/165 .267/.346/.495/.842 .775/.866 .713 108/.828 9/2 13/0
15.Inge G/S/vP 6/.833 ··· 5/.400 ··· 1/no AB 5/1.000 ··· 2/.000 ··· 201/152 .269/.360/.509/.869 1.239/.758 .812 96/.714 1/2 12/4
8.Laird G/S/vP 4/.500 ··· 2/.000 1/.000 5/.200 3/.000 ··· 2/1.500 ··· 154/116 .229/.327/.328/.655 .754/.621 .714 72/.602 1/0 2/0
19.Larish* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 2/.000 1/.000 1/2.000 76/69 .246/.382/.508/.890 .286/.945 .620 57/1.020 0/1 4/0
30.Ordonez G/S/vP 6/.533 ··· 2/3.500 ··· 4/.833 7/.619 2/1.000 3/.000 1/3.000 193/146 .279/.358/.355/.712 .843/.671 .767 82/.853 1/0 2/1
14.Polanco G/S/vP 22/.642 ··· 3/.000 ··· 3/.000 5/1.200 25/.917 3/.000 ··· 207/150 .255/.294/.359/.653 .877/.560 .768 92/.603 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 3/.666 ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· 89/73 .296/.326/.481/.807 .375/.911 1.176 45/.927 0/1 3/3
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 ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 100/75 .273/.360/.455/.815 .711/.850 .780 95/.742 1/0 3/1
IP 62.2 8.1 23.0 48.2 23.1 23.0 54.1 26.2 18.0 TOTAL .268/.337/.422/.758 .804/.742 .796 .754 29/12 55/23
ERA-K/9 4.60/8.5 1.08/7.6 1.17/7.4 4.25/7.2 2.31/9.3 2.35/11.0 5.63/5.6 1.35/4.7 3.00/8.5 4.39/7.6

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 277/.261 35/.233 100/.233 214/.291 94/.171 104/.244 248/.310 100/.157 79/.268 .270
OPS .733 .594 .626 .761 .551 .695 .881 .467 .725 .760
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 170/.727 15/1.083 58/.564 115/.789 42/.473 55/.573 123/.884 49/.470 37/.393 .736
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 107/.743 20/.261 42/.708 99/.729 52/.616 49/.830 125/.878 51/.464 42/1.026 .781
Road 137/.811 27/.497 52/.789 123/.843 59/.471 58/.811 147/.873 61/.474 41/.828
Last 28d days 113/.551 35/.594 36/.609 86/.813 34/.366 49/.727 132/.853 45/.450 34/.535
HR/SB/CS 6/7/1 0/1/0 0/3/1 4/7/4 2/0/0 3/7/0 7/9/1 1/3/0 2/3/0 48/60/13
Usage ·····X·· ····X··X o··o··X· ··X···X· o··o·o·· X····X·· ···X···· o·oX···· ····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.