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Game Preview: BOS @ MIN, 8:10pm, Wednesday, May 27, 2009 @Hubert H Humphrey Metrodome

RedSox, 27-19, 1st, 1 up

SP: Daisuke Matsuzaka (28, RHP, 0-2, 10.32)

2009 Gamelogs / 2009 Splits / vs. MIN Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2009 (0-2) 11.1 19 13 13 7 9 4 10.32
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 2-3 32.1 36 20 20 17 32 6 5.57 46
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
2008-09-09 TBR ND 5.0 8 3 3 4 5 0 102 40
Last 5 v.MIN 2-0 22.1 18 4 4 8 20 1 1.61 66
2008-07-07 MIN ND 7.1 6 0 0 3 5 0 108 68
2008-05-10 @MIN W 7.0 6 2 2 3 7 0 96 61
2007-09-28 MIN W 8.0 6 2 2 2 8 1 119 68
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   17-6    Road:   10-13   ExtrInn: 2-2 
 vsRHP:  16-13   vsLHP:  11-6    1-Run:   8-8 
 vsEast: 16-6    vsCntrl: 6-3    vsWest:  4-8  IL: 1-2 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 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
 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
 Last 10: 6-4    Last 20:11-9    Last 30:17-13
Twins, 23-24, 3rd, 3½ GB, 3½ GB in WC

SP: Kevin Slowey (25, RHP, 6-1, 4.23)

2009 Gamelogs / 2009 Splits / vs. BOS Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2009 (6-1) 55.1 73 27 26 4 39 8 4.23
2008 (12-11) 160.1 161 74 71 24 123 22 3.99
2007 (4-1) 66.2 82 39 35 11 47 16 4.73
Last 7 GS 5-1 44.0 51 17 16 3 32 4 3.27 54
2009-05-22 MIL W 7.1 8 3 2 0 4 0 91 56
2009-05-17 @NYY ND 7.2 7 2 2 0 8 1 97 65
2009-05-12 DET W 6.0 8 1 1 2 2 1 98 52
2009-05-06 @BAL L 3.0 6 3 3 0 2 1 54 37
2009-05-01 KCR W 5.0 8 5 5 0 4 0 76 35
2009-04-25 @CLE W 8.0 8 1 1 0 7 0 114 69
2009-04-18 LAA W 7.0 6 2 2 1 5 1 114 61
Last 5 v.BOS 0-1 5.2 7 4 4 0 3 0 6.35 42
2007-09-28 @BOS L 5.2 7 4 4 0 3 0 104 42
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   18-10   Road:    5-14   ExtrInn: 2-3 
 vsRHP:  16-16   vsLHP:   7-8    1-Run:   5-5 
 vsEast:  4-13   vsCntrl: 9-8    vsWest:  7-3  IL: 3-0 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 47 Tue, May 26   BOS  W   5-2       23-24  3rd  3.5 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
 Last 10: 5-5    Last 20:10-10   Last 30:15-15
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Tue, May 26, 2009 MIN  5  BOS  2        W:Nick Blackburn (4-2), L: Jon Lester (3-5), S: Joe Nathan (7)
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)
Season Series: 2009 - BOS leads 3-1; 2008 - BOS won 4-3; 2007 - BOS won 4-3; All-Time - BOS leads 941-914

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  5.71

MIL  4.70

SEA  3.70

RA/G

LAD  3.87

TEX  4.76

WSN  6.15

BA

M. Cabrera  .377

A. Beltre  .217

B. Upton  .189

OBP

C. Beltran  .460

B. Upton  .285

A. Beltre  .251

SLG

R. Ibanez  .724

E. Bonifacio  .304

B. Giles  .277

OPS

R. Ibanez  1.134

E. Bonifacio  .597

B. Giles  .558

ERA

Z. Greinke  .84

K. Slowey  4.23

J. Moyer  7.42

K/9IP

J. Verlander  12.09

G. Meche  6.67

M. Pelfrey  3.19

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RedSox Batters (5.39 RS/G) vs. Twins Pitchers (5.04 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 59.Slowey
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 ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 77/55 .185/.312/.385/.696 1.139/.515 .511 66/.660 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 2/.000 1/no AB 1/.000 2/.000 ··· 200/143 .282/.410/.601/1.011 1.054/.993 1.001 107/.885 5/0 13/0
7.Drew* G/S/vP 3/1.000 4/.750 3/.000 5/2.850 6/.334 5/.400 1/.000 3/1.667 ··· 162/117 .263/.377/.489/.866 .878/.861 .870 89/.860 0/2 6/1
46.Ellsbury* G/S/vP 2/.000 ··· ··· 6/.334 1/.000 1/2.000 ··· 2/1.000 ··· 207/143 .303/.335/.374/.709 .560/.777 .658 110/.736 20/6 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 47/.792 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 3/1.667 8/.750 2/2.000 9/2.028 7/.714 2/.500 ··· 8/.536 ··· 184/133 .305/.332/.537/.868 .929/.846 .727 98/.811 0/0 8/5
23.Lugo G/S/vP 2/.000 ··· 1/.000 8/.875 4/.500 5/.650 ··· 14/.929 ··· 76/56 .271/.329/.371/.700 .824/.655 .670 71/.673 1/0 1/4
34.Ortiz* G/S/vP 3/1.667 1/.000 4/.500 10/.775 5/3.050 5/.933 ··· 7/.453 ··· 187/123 .197/.305/.306/.611 .612/.606 .568 90/.586 0/1 1/
15.Pedroia G/S/vP 3/.666 1/no AB 1/2.000 6/.533 3/1.167 ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 205/134 .341/.429/.443/.872 .769/.928 .804 106/.944 6/3 1/2
33.Varitek# G/S/vP 2/.000 ··· 2/.000 9/.444 6/1.917 4/.250 1/.000 5/.200 ··· 147/111 .238/.313/.492/.805 1.244/.691 .628 78/.739 0/0 8/1
20.Youkilis G/S/vP 3/.666 2/.000 4/.833 5/.650 6/.500 ··· ··· 5/.800 ··· 140/90 .379/.486/.672/1.158 1.290/1.087 1.013 49/1.024 1/0 7/1
IP 55.1 20.2 13.0 26.1 23.1 3.2 14.0 17.1 7.0 TOTAL .278/.360/.456/.816 .845/.802 .736 .785 34/14 52/30
ERA-K/9 4.23/6.3 4.79/5.7 7.62/5.5 3.42/5.5 3.86/6.6 4.91/2.4 2.57/8.4 2.60/9.4 0.00/3.9 4.91/6.2

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 237/.322 91/.346 57/.250 120/.291 90/.190 15/.231 58/.231 69/.219 27/.200 .275
OPS .847 .930 .860 .845 .579 .718 .606 .635 .459 .783
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 121/.957 30/1.352 18/1.822 47/.552 32/.446 7/1.143 23/.467 33/.864 12/.432 .813
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 116/.735 61/.719 39/.419 73/1.034 58/.655 8/.250 35/.697 36/.430 15/.481 .763
Home 160/.889 61/1.066 37/.830 68/.979 58/.775 8/.536 29/.549 48/.388 27/.459
Last 28d days 124/.827 42/.915 31/1.152 65/.737 50/.540 15/.718 47/.683 41/.582 27/.459
HR/SB/CS 8/7/0 2/3/1 3/1/0 4/1/1 4/2/1 0/1/0 1/1/0 2/2/0 0/0/0 60/37/12
Usage ····X··· ·o····X· ······o· ·X······ o··X···o ·o··X··X ···X·X·· o·o··X·· ···X····
Twins Batters (5.28 RS/G) vs. RedSox Pitchers (4.74 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
32.Buscher* G/S/vP 6/.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 64/.889 0/0 8/1
5.Cuddyer G/S/vP 6/.733 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 4/.500 5/.000 8/.625 2/.000 ··· 197/148 .285/.371/.517/.888 1.042/.837 .971 109/1.090 4/1 8/3
22.Gomez G/S/vP 8/.125 ··· ··· ··· 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 12/1.011 ··· 4/.500 ··· 3/.666 2/.000 3/.000 4/.500 1/no AB 113/68 .257/.301/.352/.653 .682/.634 .861 70/.534 0/0 2/0
16.Kubel* G/S/vP 10/.875 ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 7/1.000 6/.833 3/.666 1/.000 158/122 .333/.373/.524/.897 .492/1.015 .912 78/.889 0/0 5/0
7.Mauer* G/S/vP 7/.629 1/.000 3/.333 ··· 3/.666 5/1.400 3/1.334 3/.000 ··· 104/68 .429/.519/.881/1.400 .960/1.624 1.655 104/1.400 0/0 11/0
33.Morneau* G/S/vP 9/1.556 1/no AB 4/1.250 ··· 8/.125 6/.834 9/1.931 2/no AB ··· 208/137 .347/.428/.670/1.098 1.256/1.005 1.136 112/1.266 0/0 14/1
8.Punto# G/S/vP 6/.667 1/3.000 5/1.200 ··· 1/.000 4/1.167 5/.000 6/.650 ··· 146/107 .193/.298/.218/.516 .421/.530 .533 77/.450 4/1 0/4
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/.333 1/no AB ··· ··· 1/.000 2/.000 3/1.334 2/1.000 ··· 206/144 .301/.394/.405/.799 .997/.714 .799 113/.788 10/3 3/1
20.Tolbert# G/S/vP 4/.750 ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 1/no AB 3/.666 2/2.000 1/.000 75/52 .200/.264/.277/.541 .627/.502 .486 75/.541 2/0 1/1
21.Young G/S/vP 18/.583 ··· 3/.000 ··· 2/.000 5/.800 4/.750 7/.143 2/1.000 102/72 .242/.284/.284/.569 .486/.603 .421 44/.539 2/2 1/2
IP 11.1 6.0 21.0 44.1 20.0 21.0 48.1 24.1 17.0 TOTAL .276/.351/.438/.789 .799/.784 .806 .852 28/10 54/18
ERA-K/9 10.32/7.2 1.50/3.0 0.86/7.3 4.47/7.7 2.70/10.3 2.57/10.3 5.96/5.4 0.74/5.2 3.18/8.5 4.54/7.3

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 60/.373 27/.304 91/.231 194/.294 82/.171 94/.225 221/.302 88/.139 75/.269 .268
OPS 1.183 .737 .630 .751 .586 .683 .870 .421 .723 .761
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 37/.813 13/1.283 52/.525 108/.804 34/.528 50/.592 114/.845 48/.454 37/.393 .738
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 23/1.759 14/.297 39/.767 86/.685 48/.627 44/.785 107/.897 40/.384 38/1.057 .782
Road 10/1.450 19/.667 43/.835 103/.838 47/.510 48/.814 120/.851 49/.392 37/.836
Last 28d days 22/.807 27/.737 37/.725 123/.850 37/.379 48/.714 132/.802 45/.424 42/.502
HR/SB/CS 4/1/0 0/1/0 0/3/1 3/6/4 2/0/0 3/7/0 6/9/0 1/3/0 2/3/0 45/54/12
Usage ····X··· X···o·o· ··X···o· ····X··· ·o····o· ·o·o·o·o ·X····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.