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Game Preview: BOS @ MIN, 2:10pm, Monday, May 25, 2009 @Hubert H Humphrey Metrodome

RedSox, 26-18, 1st, ½ up

SP: Brad Penny (31, RHP, 4-1, 6.07)

2009 Gamelogs / 2009 Splits / vs. MIN Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2009 (4-1) 43.0 54 33 29 17 22 5 6.07
2008 (6-9) 94.2 112 68 66 42 51 13 6.27
2007 (16-4) 208.0 199 75 70 73 135 9 3.03
Last 7 GS 3-1 37.0 49 30 26 15 20 3 6.32 39
2009-05-20 TOR W 6.2 9 2 2 1 2 0 96 49
2009-05-14 @LAA ND 6.1 7 4 4 1 4 0 97 46
2009-05-08 TBR W 6.1 8 3 3 2 2 0 91 45
2009-05-03 @TBR L 6.0 6 3 3 2 8 0 110 54
2009-04-28 @CLE ND 2.2 7 7 4 3 1 1 89 20
2009-04-22 MIN W 6.0 6 3 2 1 2 1 89 51
2009-04-17 BAL ND 3.0 6 8 8 5 1 1 85 11
Last 5 v.MIN 1-0 12.0 15 8 7 1 5 2 5.25 44
2009-04-22 MIN W 6.0 6 3 2 1 2 1 89 51
2005-06-10 MIN ND 6.0 9 5 5 0 3 1 89 37
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   17-6    Road:    9-12   ExtrInn: 2-2 
 vsRHP:  16-12   vsLHP:  10-6    1-Run:   7-8 
 vsEast: 16-6    vsCntrl: 5-2    vsWest:  4-8  IL: 1-2 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 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
 41 Thu, May 21   TOR  W   5-1       25-16  2nd  0.5 gb
 40 Wed, May 20   TOR  W   8-3       24-16  2nd  1.5 gb
 39 Tue, May 19   TOR  W   2-1       23-16  2nd  2.5 gb
 38 Sun, May 17  @SEA  L   2-3       22-16  2nd  3.0 gb
 37 Sat, May 16  @SEA  W   5-3       22-15  2nd  2.0 gb
 36 Fri, May 15  @SEA  L   4-5       21-15  2nd  2.0 gb
 35 Thu, May 14  @LAA  L   4-5 (12)  21-14  2nd  1.0 gb
 Last 10: 5-5    Last 20:11-9    Last 30:18-12
Twins, 22-23, 3rd, 3½ GB, 4 GB in WC

SP: Francisco Liriano (25, LHP, 2-5, 6.04)

2009 Gamelogs / 2009 Splits / vs. BOS Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2009 (2-5) 50.2 49 35 34 25 40 8 6.04
2008 (6-4) 76.0 74 40 33 32 67 7 3.91
2006 (12-3) 121.0 89 31 29 32 144 9 2.16
Last 7 GS 2-3 39.0 39 26 25 21 34 6 5.77 46
2009-05-20 @CHW L 4.0 7 7 7 3 1 2 90 18
2009-05-15 @NYY ND 6.0 4 1 1 6 6 1 101 60
2009-05-09 SEA W 5.0 6 5 5 2 4 1 77 37
2009-05-04 @DET W 7.1 4 2 2 3 9 1 103 68
2009-04-28 TBR ND 6.2 7 2 2 2 3 0 96 53
2009-04-22 @BOS L 4.0 4 7 7 4 6 1 74 28
2009-04-16 TOR L 6.0 7 2 1 1 5 0 104 56
Last 5 v.BOS 0-1 4.0 4 7 7 4 6 1 15.75 28
2009-04-22 @BOS L 4.0 4 7 7 4 6 1 74 28
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   17-9    Road:    5-14   ExtrInn: 2-3 
 vsRHP:  16-15   vsLHP:   6-8    1-Run:   5-4 
 vsEast:  3-12   vsCntrl: 9-8    vsWest:  7-3  IL: 3-0 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 45 Sun, May 24   MIL  W   6-3       22-23  3rd  3.5 gb
 44 Sat, May 23   MIL  W   6-2       21-23  3rd  4.5 gb
 43 Fri, May 22   MIL  W  11-3       20-23  3rd  5.5 gb
 42 Thu, May 21  @CHW  W  20-1       19-23  3rd  5.5 gb
 41 Wed, May 20  @CHW  L   4-7       18-23  3rd  5.5 gb
 40 Tue, May 19  @CHW  L   2-6       18-22  3rd  4.5 gb
 39 Mon, May 18  @NYY  L   6-7       18-21  3rd  3.5 gb
 38 Sun, May 17  @NYY  L   2-3 (10)  18-20  3rd  3.0 gb
 37 Sat, May 16  @NYY  L   4-6 (11)  18-19  3rd  2.0 gb
 36 Fri, May 15  @NYY  L   4-5       18-18  3rd  1.0 gb
 Last 10: 4-6    Last 20:10-10   Last 30:15-15
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Wed, Apr 22, 2009 BOS  7  MIN  3        W:Brad Penny (2-0), L: Francisco Liriano (0-4), S: none
Wed, Apr 22, 2009 BOS 10  MIN  1  (7)   W:Tim Wakefield (2-1), L: Scott Baker (0-2), S: none

Wed, Jul 09, 2008 BOS 18  MIN  5        W:Josh Beckett (9-5), L: Livan Hernandez (9-6), S: none
Tue, Jul 08, 2008 BOS  6  MIN  5        W:David Aardsma (3-2), L: Matt Guerrier (4-4), S: Jonathan Papelbon (27)
Mon, Jul 07, 2008 BOS  1  MIN  0        W:Hideki Okajima (2-2), L: Brian Bass (3-3), S: Jonathan Papelbon (26)
Mon, May 12, 2008 MIN  7  BOS  3        W:Livan Hernandez (6-1), L: Clay Buchholz (2-3), S: none
Sun, May 11, 2008 MIN  9  BOS  8        W:Nick Blackburn (3-2), L: Tim Wakefield (3-2), S: Joe Nathan (12)
Sat, May 10, 2008 BOS  5 @MIN  2        W:Daisuke Matsuzaka (6-0), L: Glen Perkins (0-1), S: Jonathan Papelbon (11)
Fri, May 09, 2008 MIN  7  BOS  6        W:Jesse Crain (1-1), L: Jonathan Papelbon (2-2), S: none
Sun, Sep 30, 2007 MIN  3 @BOS  2        W:Matt Garza (5-7), L: Julian Tavarez (7-11), S: Joe Nathan (37)
Season Series: 2009 - BOS leads 2-0; 2008 - BOS won 4-3; 2007 - BOS won 4-3; All-Time - BOS leads 940-913

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

TBR  5.72

BAL  4.82

SDP  3.77

RA/G

LAD  3.89

BOS  4.73

WSN  6.18

BA

V. Martinez  .371

  

D. Ortiz  .195

OBP

C. Beltran  .454

  

A. Beltre  .246

SLG

R. Ibanez  .739

  

B. Upton  .296

OPS

R. Ibanez  1.151

  

A. Beltre  .568

ERA

Z. Greinke  .82

U. Jimenez  4.25

S. Kazmir  7.69

K/9IP

J. Verlander  12.31

J. Weaver  6.67

M. Pelfrey  3.19

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RedSox Batters (5.45 RS/G) vs. Twins Pitchers (5.09 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 47.Liriano*
G/S/vB
18.Ayala
G/S/vB
28.Crain
G/S/vB
39.Dickey
G/S/vB
54.Guerrier
G/S/vB
60.Henn*
G/S/vB
50.Mijares*
G/S/vB
36.Nathan
G/S/vB
51.Swarzak
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
55.Bailey G/S/vP 2/5.000 ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 69/49 .190/.319/.362/.681 1.265/.440 .450 63/.603 0/0 2/2
5.Baldelli G/S/vP 7/.572 ··· 2/.000 8/.500 4/.500 ··· ··· 2/1.000 ··· 41/13 .205/.244/.333/.577 .706/.308 .377 27/.607 0/0 1/0
44.Bay G/S/vP 5/.200 8/.661 ··· ··· 1/.000 1/no AB 1/.000 2/.000 ··· 191/137 .286/.419/.617/1.036 1.056/1.027 1.051 108/.911 4/0 13/0
7.Drew* G/S/vP 5/.650 4/.750 3/.000 5/2.850 6/.334 4/.500 1/.000 3/1.667 ··· 157/113 .271/.382/.504/.886 .900/.881 .909 90/.856 0/2 6/1
46.Ellsbury* G/S/vP 3/.333 ··· ··· 4/.500 1/.000 1/2.000 ··· 1/2.000 ··· 197/136 .297/.332/.373/.705 .521/.788 .643 111/.733 18/5 1/0
22.Green G/S/vP 2/1.500 ··· 2/.500 1/3.000 1/3.000 1/2.000 ··· 2/.000 ··· 103/75 .309/.369/.426/.794 .706/.828 .708 51/.756 1/2 1/8
16.Kottaras* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 1/no AB ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 42/29 .200/.286/.314/.600 .244/.771 .596 24/.673 0/0 0/0
25.Lowell G/S/vP ··· 7/.572 2/2.000 7/2.357 7/.714 2/.500 ··· 8/.536 ··· 179/130 .291/.318/.529/.848 .884/.835 .677 103/.761 0/0 8/5
23.Lugo G/S/vP 4/.500 ··· 1/.000 6/1.167 4/.500 5/.650 ··· 13/.840 ··· 68/50 .274/.338/.387/.725 .918/.653 .707 68/.725 1/0 1/4
34.Ortiz* G/S/vP 3/1.000 1/.000 4/.500 10/.775 4/4.000 5/.933 ··· 7/.453 ··· 183/119 .195/.301/.299/.599 .612/.588 .541 96/.569 0/1 1/
15.Pedroia G/S/vP 3/1.333 1/no AB 1/2.000 4/.833 3/1.167 ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 196/128 .329/.423/.431/.855 .711/.932 .758 107/.923 5/3 1/2
33.Varitek# G/S/vP 2/.500 ··· 2/.000 7/.572 6/1.917 3/.333 1/.000 4/.250 ··· 138/107 .248/.326/.521/.847 1.381/.699 .689 79/.858 0/0 8/1
20.Youkilis G/S/vP 2/.000 1/.000 4/.833 4/.833 5/.600 ··· ··· 5/.800 ··· 131/84 .383/.496/.682/1.178 1.235/1.148 1.035 45/1.039 1/0 7/1
IP 50.2 20.1 13.0 22.1 22.1 3.0 14.0 16.1 7.0 TOTAL .276/.360/.457/.817 .834/.809 .730 .788 30/13 51/29
ERA-K/9 6.04/7.1 4.87/5.3 7.62/5.5 3.63/6.5 4.03/6.1 6.00/3.0 2.57/8.4 2.76/9.9 0.00/3.9 4.97/6.1

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 223/.257 88/.333 57/.250 104/.307 87/.198 13/.273 58/.231 65/.217 27/.200 .273
OPS .818 .915 .860 .877 .599 .839 .606 .644 .459 .782
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 53/.651 30/1.352 18/1.822 45/.578 31/.460 6/1.333 23/.467 31/.923 12/.432 .817
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 170/.870 58/.684 39/.419 59/1.106 56/.680 7/.286 35/.697 34/.395 15/.481 .759
Home 100/.746 58/1.052 37/.830 52/1.090 55/.819 6/.733 29/.549 44/.377 27/.459
Last 28d days 127/.831 44/.855 31/1.152 49/.765 48/.564 13/.839 51/.653 43/.710 27/.459
HR/SB/CS 8/5/3 2/3/1 3/1/0 3/1/1 4/2/1 0/1/0 1/1/0 2/2/0 0/0/0 59/33/11
Usage ····X··· ····X·X· ····o·oo ······X· ·X···o·· ··X··X·· ·X·X···X o··X···· ·X······
Twins Batters (5.29 RS/G) vs. RedSox Pitchers (4.73 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 36.Penny
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
56.Ramirez
G/S/vB
24.Saito
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
32.Buscher* G/S/vP 3/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 2/.000 1/.000 ··· 68/61 .200/.338/.327/.666 1.095/.614 .730 49/.652 0/0 1/0
24.Crede G/S/vP ··· ··· 4/.500 1/3.000 ··· 1/.000 2/.000 ··· 138/100 .240/.304/.488/.792 .783/.795 .819 72/.858 0/0 8/1
5.Cuddyer G/S/vP 6/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· 4/.500 4/.000 1/.000 ··· 189/143 .287/.376/.506/.882 1.045/.829 .966 109/1.113 4/1 7/3
22.Gomez G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 1/no AB 6/.334 ··· 96/63 .224/.295/.318/.612 .549/.646 .588 52/.674 4/3 0/0
23.Harris G/S/vP 3/.000 ··· 4/.500 ··· 3/.666 2/.000 4/.500 ··· 109/67 .255/.294/.353/.647 .683/.623 .861 72/.576 0/0 2/0
16.Kubel* G/S/vP 3/1.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 6/.833 3/.666 ··· 150/117 .336/.373/.536/.909 .500/1.025 .936 79/.877 0/0 5/0
7.Mauer* G/S/vP 3/1.334 ··· 3/.333 ··· 3/.666 4/.250 3/.000 ··· 99/66 .438/.525/.875/1.400 1.009/1.591 1.678 99/1.400 0/0 10/0
33.Morneau* G/S/vP 6/2.467 ··· 4/1.250 ··· 7/.143 6/.834 2/no AB ··· 200/133 .343/.425/.657/1.082 1.225/1.000 1.111 114/1.260 0/0 13/1
8.Punto# G/S/vP 3/.000 ··· 5/1.200 ··· 1/.000 4/1.167 5/.833 ··· 140/103 .186/.296/.204/.500 .380/.519 .501 75/.409 4/1 0/3
55.Redmond G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 1/2.000 56/35 .255/.321/.294/.616 .714/.558 .676 21/.683 0/0 0/0
2.Span* G/S/vP 3/1.334 ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 2/.000 2/1.000 ··· 202/143 .302/.390/.407/.797 .998/.714 .796 119/.818 9/3 3/1
20.Tolbert# G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/no AB 2/2.000 ··· 67/48 .193/.266/.281/.546 .660/.502 .482 67/.546 1/0 1/1
21.Young G/S/vP 2/1.500 ··· 3/.000 ··· 2/.000 4/1.000 6/.167 1/2.000 94/67 .264/.309/.310/.619 .542/.650 .481 40/.603 2/2 1/2
IP 43.0 5.0 21.0 44.1 19.0 20.0 22.2 16.0 TOTAL .277/.353/.437/.790 .803/.785 .809 .858 26/10 51/17
ERA-K/9 6.07/4.6 1.80/1.8 0.86/7.3 4.47/7.7 2.84/10.4 1.80/10.3 0.79/5.2 3.38/7.3 4.51/7.2

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 199/.305 22/.300 91/.231 194/.294 79/.179 89/.213 83/.149 71/.281 .269
OPS .875 .668 .630 .751 .610 .636 .448 .746 .761
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 101/.887 9/1.181 52/.525 108/.804 33/.545 47/.462 46/.475 35/.416 .732
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 98/.863 13/.321 39/.767 86/.685 46/.658 42/.825 37/.416 36/1.073 .787
Road 98/.857 14/.536 43/.835 103/.838 44/.548 43/.733 44/.440 33/.897
Last 28d days 131/.854 22/.668 43/.714 123/.850 43/.431 47/.594 45/.452 43/.685
HR/SB/CS 5/8/0 0/1/0 0/3/1 3/6/4 2/0/0 2/7/0 1/3/0 2/3/0 42/52/12
Usage ····X··· ··o·o··· X···o··X ··X····X ····o··o ·o·o·o·· ···X···X o···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.