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Game Preview: BOS @ MIN, 8:10pm, Tuesday, May 26, 2009 @Hubert H Humphrey Metrodome

RedSox, 27-18, 1st, 1 up

SP: Jon Lester (25, LHP, 3-4, 5.91)

2009 Gamelogs / 2009 Splits / vs. MIN Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2009 (3-4) 53.1 68 35 35 18 58 10 5.91
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 3-2 42.1 50 24 24 16 48 7 5.10 48
2009-05-21 TOR W 6.1 8 1 1 2 4 0 109 55
2009-05-15 @SEA L 5.2 8 5 5 3 5 2 104 35
2009-05-09 TBR L 4.1 10 8 8 1 6 1 89 16
2009-05-04 @NYY W 7.0 6 3 3 2 10 2 111 61
2009-04-29 @CLE ND 6.0 7 5 5 3 7 2 109 42
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
Last 5 v.MIN 0-0 12.2 17 10 8 4 8 0 5.68 40
2008-07-08 MIN ND 7.1 9 5 5 3 6 0 117 43
2008-05-09 @MIN ND 5.1 8 5 3 1 2 0 94 37
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   17-6    Road:   10-12   ExtrInn: 2-2 
 vsRHP:  16-12   vsLHP:  11-6    1-Run:   8-8 
 vsEast: 16-6    vsCntrl: 6-2    vsWest:  4-8  IL: 1-2 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 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
 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
 Last 10: 6-4    Last 20:12-8    Last 30:18-12
Twins, 22-24, 3rd, 4½ GB, 4½ GB in WC

SP: Nick Blackburn (27, RHP, 3-2, 3.83)

2009 Gamelogs / 2009 Splits / vs. BOS Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2009 (3-2) 56.1 59 28 24 17 25 4 3.83
2008 (11-11) 193.1 224 102 87 39 96 23 4.05
2007 (0-2) 11.2 19 12 10 2 8 2 7.71
Last 7 GS 3-1 45.1 45 20 17 13 23 3 3.38 52
2009-05-21 @CHW W 7.0 4 0 0 3 2 0 82 68
2009-05-16 @NYY ND 7.2 6 4 4 3 4 1 111 52
2009-05-10 SEA ND 7.0 5 0 0 1 6 0 99 72
2009-05-05 @DET L 3.1 8 9 6 3 1 2 77 12
2009-04-29 TBR W 7.0 8 2 2 1 3 0 104 55
2009-04-24 @CLE W 7.0 6 1 1 0 4 0 99 65
2009-04-17 LAA ND 6.1 8 4 4 2 3 0 106 42
Last 5 v.BOS 1-0 12.2 15 6 6 1 7 0 4.26 49
2008-07-08 @BOS ND 6.2 6 2 2 0 2 0 85 56
2008-05-11 BOS W 6.0 9 4 4 1 5 0 93 42
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   17-10   Road:    5-14   ExtrInn: 2-3 
 vsRHP:  16-16   vsLHP:   6-8    1-Run:   5-5 
 vsEast:  3-13   vsCntrl: 9-8    vsWest:  7-3  IL: 3-0 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 46 Mon, May 25   BOS  L   5-6       22-24  3rd  4.5 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
 Last 10: 4-6    Last 20: 9-11   Last 30:15-15
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Mon, May 25, 2009 BOS  6 @MIN  5        W:Brad Penny (5-1), L: Francisco Liriano (2-6), S: Jonathan Papelbon (12)
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
Season Series: 2009 - BOS leads 3-0; 2008 - BOS won 4-3; 2007 - BOS won 4-3; All-Time - BOS leads 941-913

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  5.81

MIL  4.78

SEA  3.72

RA/G

LAD  3.93

TEX  4.80

WSN  6.16

BA

M. Cabrera  .378

  

B. Upton  .194

OBP

C. Beltran  .460

  

A. Beltre  .246

SLG

R. Ibanez  .726

  

B. Upton  .291

OPS

R. Ibanez  1.135

  

A. Beltre  .563

ERA

Z. Greinke  .82

K. Slowey  4.23

S. Kazmir  7.69

K/9IP

J. Verlander  12.09

J. Weaver  6.67

M. Pelfrey  3.19

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

RedSox Batters (5.47 RS/G) vs. Twins Pitchers (5.11 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 53.Blackburn
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 ··· ··· ··· ··· 73/51 .197/.329/.410/.739 1.139/.560 .559 67/.671 0/0 3/2
5.Baldelli G/S/vP ··· ··· 2/.000 10/.600 4/.500 ··· ··· 2/1.000 ··· 45/15 .233/.267/.372/.639 .762/.400 .519 31/.691 0/0 1/1
44.Bay G/S/vP ··· 9/.819 ··· 1/.000 1/.000 1/no AB 1/.000 2/.000 ··· 196/139 .289/.418/.616/1.035 1.054/1.026 1.048 108/.891 5/0 13/0
7.Drew* G/S/vP 7/1.143 4/.750 3/.000 5/2.850 6/.334 5/.400 1/.000 3/1.667 ··· 158/113 .269/.380/.500/.880 .878/.881 .897 86/.875 0/2 6/1
46.Ellsbury* G/S/vP 7/.453 ··· ··· 6/.334 1/.000 1/2.000 ··· 1/2.000 ··· 202/138 .300/.333/.374/.707 .560/.776 .651 110/.755 18/6 1/0
22.Green G/S/vP ··· ··· 2/.500 1/3.000 1/3.000 1/2.000 ··· 2/.000 ··· 103/75 .309/.369/.426/.794 .706/.828 .708 50/.771 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/.310 8/.750 2/2.000 9/2.028 7/.714 2/.500 ··· 8/.536 ··· 184/133 .305/.332/.537/.868 .929/.846 .727 103/.820 0/0 8/5
23.Lugo G/S/vP 3/.666 ··· 1/.000 8/.875 4/.500 5/.650 ··· 13/.840 ··· 72/52 .258/.319/.364/.683 .824/.627 .635 68/.643 1/0 1/4
34.Ortiz* G/S/vP 4/1.417 1/.000 4/.500 10/.775 4/4.000 5/.933 ··· 7/.453 ··· 183/119 .195/.301/.299/.599 .612/.588 .541 91/.551 0/1 1/
15.Pedroia G/S/vP 7/.762 1/no AB 1/2.000 6/.533 3/1.167 ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 201/130 .337/.428/.436/.864 .769/.916 .783 107/.898 6/3 1/2
33.Varitek# G/S/vP ··· ··· 2/.000 9/.444 6/1.917 4/.250 1/.000 4/.250 ··· 143/107 .238/.315/.500/.815 1.244/.699 .637 79/.770 0/0 8/1
20.Youkilis G/S/vP 7/1.143 2/.000 4/.833 5/.650 5/.600 ··· ··· 5/.800 ··· 136/86 .384/.493/.688/1.180 1.290/1.118 1.051 45/1.076 1/0 7/1
IP 56.1 20.2 13.0 26.1 22.1 3.2 14.0 16.1 7.0 TOTAL .278/.361/.459/.820 .845/.809 .741 .789 32/14 52/30
ERA-K/9 3.83/4.0 4.79/5.7 7.62/5.5 3.42/5.5 4.03/6.1 4.91/2.4 2.57/8.4 2.76/9.9 0.00/3.9 4.99/6.1

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 241/.267 91/.346 57/.250 120/.291 87/.198 15/.231 58/.231 65/.217 27/.200 .276
OPS .698 .930 .860 .845 .599 .718 .606 .644 .459 .786
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 125/.827 30/1.352 18/1.822 47/.552 31/.460 7/1.143 23/.467 31/.923 12/.432 .816
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 116/.553 61/.719 39/.419 73/1.034 56/.680 8/.250 35/.697 34/.395 15/.481 .768
Home 110/.667 61/1.066 37/.830 68/.979 55/.819 8/.536 29/.549 44/.377 27/.459
Last 28d days 136/.706 47/.888 31/1.152 65/.737 47/.576 15/.718 47/.683 37/.591 27/.459
HR/SB/CS 4/3/2 2/3/1 3/1/0 4/1/1 4/2/1 0/1/0 1/1/0 2/2/0 0/0/0 60/35/12
Usage ····X··· o····X·X ·····o·o X······X ··X···o· o··X··X· ··X·X··· ·o··X··· ··X·····
Twins Batters (5.28 RS/G) vs. RedSox Pitchers (4.73 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 31.Lester*
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
32.Buscher* G/S/vP 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 3/.000 5/.000 2/.000 ··· 72/65 .186/.319/.305/.625 1.095/.572 .667 49/.578 0/0 1/0
24.Crede G/S/vP 3/.000 ··· 4/.500 1/3.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· 2/.000 ··· 138/100 .240/.304/.488/.792 .783/.795 .819 68/.880 0/0 8/1
5.Cuddyer G/S/vP 3/.666 ··· 1/.000 ··· 4/.500 5/.000 8/.625 2/.000 ··· 193/147 .286/.373/.518/.891 1.045/.843 .979 109/1.112 4/1 8/3
22.Gomez G/S/vP 7/.286 ··· ··· ··· 2/.000 1/no AB 3/1.000 6/.334 ··· 100/66 .225/.293/.326/.619 .531/.664 .600 56/.681 4/3 0/0
23.Harris G/S/vP 16/1.267 ··· 4/.500 ··· 3/.666 2/.000 3/.000 4/.500 ··· 109/67 .255/.294/.353/.647 .683/.623 .861 71/.566 0/0 2/0
16.Kubel* G/S/vP 3/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 7/1.000 6/.833 3/.666 ··· 154/121 .340/.377/.535/.911 .500/1.024 .939 79/.885 0/0 5/0
7.Mauer* G/S/vP 7/.572 ··· 3/.333 ··· 3/.666 5/1.400 3/1.334 3/.000 ··· 100/67 .444/.530/.914/1.444 1.009/1.652 1.755 100/1.444 0/0 11/0
33.Morneau* G/S/vP 7/.762 ··· 4/1.250 ··· 8/.125 6/.834 9/1.931 2/no AB ··· 204/136 .341/.422/.653/1.075 1.206/1.001 1.098 113/1.251 0/0 13/1
8.Punto# G/S/vP 4/.500 ··· 5/1.200 ··· 1/.000 4/1.167 5/.000 6/.650 ··· 143/106 .181/.290/.198/.488 .380/.503 .478 74/.392 4/1 0/3
55.Redmond G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 1/.000 2/1.500 1/.000 1/2.000 59/38 .259/.322/.315/.637 .714/.595 .708 24/.725 0/0 0/0
2.Span* G/S/vP 3/1.334 ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 2/.000 3/1.334 2/1.000 ··· 202/143 .302/.390/.407/.797 .998/.714 .796 114/.825 9/3 3/1
20.Tolbert# G/S/vP 2/1.500 ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 1/no AB 3/.666 2/2.000 ··· 71/51 .197/.265/.279/.543 .622/.513 .484 71/.543 2/0 1/1
21.Young G/S/vP 18/.410 ··· 3/.000 ··· 2/.000 5/.800 4/.750 7/.143 1/2.000 98/71 .253/.296/.297/.593 .542/.612 .449 44/.545 2/2 1/2
IP 53.1 5.0 21.0 44.1 20.0 21.0 48.1 24.1 16.0 TOTAL .276/.351/.438/.788 .797/.785 .806 .853 27/10 53/17
ERA-K/9 5.91/9.8 1.80/1.8 0.86/7.3 4.47/7.7 2.70/10.3 2.57/10.3 5.96/5.4 0.74/5.2 3.38/7.3 4.52/7.2

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 239/.311 22/.300 91/.231 194/.294 82/.171 94/.225 221/.302 88/.139 71/.281 .268
OPS .866 .668 .630 .751 .586 .683 .870 .421 .746 .760
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 65/.936 9/1.181 52/.525 108/.804 34/.528 50/.592 114/.845 48/.454 35/.416 .733
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 174/.838 13/.321 39/.767 86/.685 48/.627 44/.785 107/.897 40/.384 36/1.073 .785
Road 111/.954 14/.536 43/.835 103/.838 47/.510 48/.814 120/.851 49/.392 33/.897
Last 28d days 136/.908 22/.668 43/.714 123/.850 42/.390 52/.682 132/.802 45/.424 38/.525
HR/SB/CS 10/3/5 0/1/0 0/3/1 3/6/4 2/0/0 3/7/0 6/9/0 1/3/0 2/3/0 44/53/12
Usage ····X··· ···o·o·· ·X···o·· ···X···· o····o·· o·o·o·o· X····X·· 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.