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Game Preview: BOS @ DET, 1:05pm, Thursday, June 4, 2009 @Comerica Park

RedSox, 31-22, 1st, Tied

SP: Tim Wakefield (42, RHP, 6-3, 4.55)

2009 Gamelogs / 2009 Splits / vs. DET Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2009 (6-3) 63.1 59 32 32 31 38 5 4.55
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 41.1 44 26 26 23 26 5 5.66 44
2009-05-29 @TOR L 4.2 9 6 6 4 5 0 101 23
2009-05-24 NYM W 6.0 7 5 5 4 3 1 94 37
2009-05-19 TOR W 8.0 5 1 1 2 3 1 97 69
2009-05-13 @LAA L 4.2 11 7 7 3 2 2 91 13
2009-05-07 CLE W 6.0 4 2 2 4 3 0 101 55
2009-05-02 @TBR W 5.0 7 5 5 2 5 1 101 36
2009-04-27 @CLE ND 7.0 1 0 0 4 5 0 112 76
Last 5 v.DET 3-2 33.0 27 15 13 10 22 6 3.55 55
2008-05-06 @DET W 8.0 2 0 0 0 6 0 98 84
2008-04-10 DET W 5.0 3 2 1 5 5 0 108 55
2007-05-15 DET L 7.0 9 5 5 1 4 2 105 42
2006-06-03 @DET L 7.0 6 3 3 2 6 2 99 57
2005-08-26 DET W 6.0 7 5 4 2 1 2 101 39
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   17-6    Road:   14-16   ExtrInn: 2-2 
 vsRHP:  19-15   vsLHP:  12-7    1-Run:   8-8 
 vsEast: 17-8    vsCntrl: 9-4    vsWest:  4-8  IL: 1-2 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 53 Wed, Jun  3  @DET  W  10-5       31-22  1st    Tied
 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
 Last 10: 6-4    Last 20:10-10   Last 30:17-13
Tigers, 28-23, 1st, 3½ up

SP: Dontrelle Willis (27, LHP, 1-2, 5.56)

2009 Gamelogs / 2009 Splits / vs. BOS Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2009 (1-2) 22.2 26 14 14 10 10 3 5.56
2008 (0-2) 24.0 18 25 25 35 18 4 9.38
2007 (10-15) 205.1 241 131 118 87 146 29 5.17
Last 7 GS 1-3 35.1 37 26 26 24 23 5 6.62 42
2009-05-29 @BAL L 5.0 10 7 7 2 1 2 77 18
2009-05-24 COL L 6.2 7 3 3 4 4 0 105 48
2009-05-19 TEX W 6.1 1 0 0 2 5 0 101 74
2009-05-13 @MIN ND 4.2 8 4 4 2 0 1 87 30
2008-09-27 TBR ND 5.1 4 3 3 3 5 1 95 50
2008-09-21 @CLE L 2.1 5 6 6 6 4 0 74 21
2008-09-15 @TEX ND 5.0 2 3 3 5 4 1 89 50
Last 5 v.BOS 1-0 7.0 7 2 2 1 7 0 2.57 61
2006-06-30 BOS W 7.0 7 2 2 1 7 0 116 61
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   15-9    Road:   13-14   ExtrInn: 0-1 
 vsRHP:  18-18   vsLHP:  10-5    1-Run:   5-5 
 vsEast:  4-9    vsCntrl:11-9    vsWest: 12-3  IL: 1-2 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 51 Wed, Jun  3   BOS  L   5-10      28-23  1st  3.5 up
 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
 Last 10: 4-6    Last 20:11-9    Last 30:17-13
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Wed, Jun 03, 2009 BOS 10 @DET  5        W:Josh Beckett (6-2), L: Armando Galarraga (3-6), S: none
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)
Season Series: 2009 - BOS leads 2-0; 2008 - BOS won 5-2; 2007 - DET won 4-3; All-Time - BOS leads 1006-943

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  5.70

NYM  4.71

SEA  3.85

RA/G

LAD  3.78

KCR  4.73

WSN  6.16

BA

J. Bartlett  .373

N. Morgan  .275

C. Young  .172

OBP

A. Pujols  .469

N. McLouth  .349

C. Young  .216

SLG

R. Ibanez  .703

B. Francisco  .443

J. Kendall  .260

OPS

A. Pujols  1.149

M. Byrd  .792

C. Young  .515

ERA

Z. Greinke  1.10

J. Peavy  4.10

A. Sonnanstine  7.07

K/9IP

J. Verlander  11.69

C. Sabathia  6.46

J. Pineiro  3.45

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

RedSox Batters (5.32 RS/G) vs. Tigers Pitchers (4.43 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 21.Willis*
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 5/.900 8/.661 ··· ··· 2/.500 2/1.000 1/.000 48/15 .261/.292/.457/.748 .912/.400 .718 30/.886 0/0 2/2
44.Bay G/S/vP 23/.917 8/1.089 1/.000 2/2.500 1/.000 1/.000 1/.000 227/162 .285/.410/.624/1.033 1.042/1.030 1.043 101/.920 5/0 16/0
7.Drew* G/S/vP 16/.955 11/.920 ··· 3/1.334 ··· 2/1.500 ··· 190/138 .255/.363/.484/.848 .791/.870 .839 84/.852 0/2 8/1
46.Ellsbury* G/S/vP ··· 1/no AB 1/2.000 2/2.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· 237/162 .312/.349/.380/.729 .555/.809 .702 112/.792 22/6 1/0
22.Green G/S/vP 9/.889 1/.000 1/no AB 2/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· 122/87 .288/.352/.414/.767 .689/.798 .682 43/.782 1/3 1/9
11.Kotsay* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· 5/.200 3/.000 1/2.000 1/ .000/.000/.000/.000 .000/ .000 1/.000 0/0 0/0
16.Kottaras* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 51/38 .205/.275/.318/.593 .244/.717 .587 21/.707 0/0 0/1
25.Lowell G/S/vP 3/.666 4/1.250 1/.000 2/.000 2/.000 2/.000 1/2.000 215/156 .298/.321/.505/.826 .867/.811 .690 96/.765 0/0 8/6
23.Lugo G/S/vP 10/.800 4/1.000 ··· ··· 2/.500 1/4.000 1/no AB 84/63 .276/.345/.368/.714 .783/.688 .693 62/.662 1/0 1/4
34.Ortiz* G/S/vP ··· 5/1.000 1/.000 2/1.000 8/.875 2/.500 2/.000 217/144 .187/.281/.289/.570 .620/.540 .506 89/.434 0/1 1/
15.Pedroia G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 1/no AB 3/1.000 ··· 1/2.000 ··· 237/156 .327/.415/.436/.851 .797/.879 .781 100/.883 9/4 2/4
33.Varitek# G/S/vP 3/.000 8/.750 1/no AB 2/1.000 4/.917 6/.733 ··· 167/123 .248/.335/.531/.866 1.199/.776 .771 76/.954 0/0 10/1
20.Youkilis G/S/vP 3/1.167 3/.667 ··· 3/.333 1/.000 5/1.350 1/2.000 170/113 .365/.482/.664/1.147 1.282/1.080 1.036 61/1.005 2/0 9/1
IP 22.2 23.2 21.1 56.0 21.0 15.2 16.0 TOTAL .275/.357/.457/.815 .837/.805 .752 .798 40/16 63/36
ERA-K/9 5.56/4.0 5.70/3.8 3.38/8.5 3.70/5.5 3.00/7.3 5.17/5.2 2.81/8.4 4.16/7.2

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 100/.302 106/.250 95/.176 231/.254 83/.221 64/.241 64/.233 .252
OPS .844 .867 .584 .706 .576 .631 .616 .723
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 29/1.155 45/.701 43/.848 128/.850 52/.574 41/.661 34/.839 .741
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 71/.704 61/.975 52/.374 103/.527 31/.579 23/.573 30/.348 .703
Home 53/.530 46/.739 51/.623 114/.705 38/.373 25/.610 35/.570
Last 28d days 100/.844 50/.964 39/.649 113/.666 44/.478 32/.726 46/.678
HR/SB/CS 3/2/0 5/2/1 1/1/1 8/3/0 1/0/0 0/0/0 2/0/0 51/27/10
Usage ·····X·· ·X······ ·X··o·o· ·X·····X ···Xo··X X···o·oo ····o··X
Tigers Batters (5.14 RS/G) vs. RedSox Pitchers (4.57 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 49.Wakefield
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 1/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 107/96 .260/.302/.330/.632 .473/.650 .583 52/.455 10/1 0/1
24.Cabrera G/S/vP 12/.523 1/.000 4/.000 ··· 1/2.000 4/.500 11/1.546 3/1.667 2/2.500 211/158 .351/.412/.565/.978 .968/.978 1.101 98/.852 1/2 10/4
4.Everett G/S/vP 1/5.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 8/.946 2/1.000 2/.000 128/85 .274/.320/.363/.683 .807/.615 .739 63/.679 3/1 1/4
28.Granderson* G/S/vP 13/1.098 1/4.000 2/.000 ··· 3/.000 6/.400 3/2.000 2/.000 ··· 234/169 .272/.349/.505/.854 .775/.882 .744 108/.869 9/2 13/0
15.Inge G/S/vP 29/.722 ··· 5/.400 ··· 1/no AB 5/1.000 ··· 2/.000 ··· 204/155 .270/.360/.511/.871 1.239/.764 .819 96/.748 1/2 12/4
8.Laird G/S/vP 12/.667 ··· 2/.000 1/.000 5/.200 3/.000 ··· 2/1.500 1/no AB 158/120 .226/.331/.323/.655 .754/.621 .711 73/.631 1/0 2/0
19.Larish* G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 2/.000 1/.000 1/2.000 80/73 .231/.363/.477/.839 .286/.887 .541 61/.942 0/1 4/0
30.Ordonez G/S/vP 42/1.136 ··· 2/3.500 ··· 4/.833 7/.619 2/1.000 3/.000 1/3.000 196/149 .276/.357/.351/.708 .843/.666 .754 81/.864 1/0 2/1
14.Polanco G/S/vP 17/.243 ··· 3/.000 ··· 3/.000 5/1.200 25/.917 3/.000 1/no AB 212/155 .251/.297/.354/.650 .877/.558 .757 93/.569 0/1 1/1
25.Raburn G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 50/21 .267/.340/.489/.829 .910/.731 1.041 30/1.124 1/1 3/1
39.Santiago# G/S/vP 10/1.375 ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 1/no AB 90/74 .296/.333/.481/.815 .375/.920 1.191 46/.941 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 ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 105/80 .258/.343/.430/.773 .711/.793 .692 96/.718 1/0 3/1
IP 63.1 8.2 23.0 48.2 23.1 23.0 54.1 26.2 19.0 TOTAL .264/.335/.417/.752 .804/.734 .780 .757 29/12 55/24
ERA-K/9 4.55/5.4 1.04/7.2 1.17/7.4 4.25/7.2 2.31/9.3 2.35/11.0 5.63/5.6 1.35/4.7 2.84/8.5 4.31/7.6

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 287/.241 39/.235 100/.233 214/.291 94/.171 104/.244 248/.310 100/.157 85/.257 .266
OPS .697 .642 .626 .761 .551 .695 .881 .467 .721 .754
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 102/.729 18/1.137 58/.564 115/.789 42/.473 55/.573 123/.884 49/.470 40/.392 .731
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 185/.680 21/.248 42/.708 99/.729 52/.616 49/.830 125/.878 51/.464 45/1.027 .773
Road 172/.740 31/.574 52/.789 123/.843 59/.471 58/.811 147/.873 61/.474 47/.812
Last 28d days 116/.889 39/.642 33/.604 86/.813 34/.366 49/.727 132/.853 45/.450 36/.575
HR/SB/CS 5/10/1 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.