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Game Preview: BOS @ MIN, 1:10pm, Thursday, May 28, 2009 @Hubert H Humphrey Metrodome

RedSox, 27-20, 1st, Tied

SP: Josh Beckett (29, RHP, 4-2, 5.01)

2009 Gamelogs / 2009 Splits / vs. MIN Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2009 (4-2) 55.2 61 34 31 24 51 5 5.01
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 42.2 51 29 26 19 36 5 5.48 44
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
2009-04-18 BAL W 6.0 6 4 3 4 5 0 105 47
Last 5 v.MIN 2-1 19.0 24 10 10 2 13 4 4.74 48
2008-07-09 MIN W 5.0 8 5 5 2 2 2 104 31
2007-09-27 MIN L 6.0 10 5 5 0 6 2 99 38
2006-09-21 MIN W 8.0 6 0 0 0 5 0 103 75
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   17-6    Road:   10-14   ExtrInn: 2-2 
 vsRHP:  16-14   vsLHP:  11-6    1-Run:   8-8 
 vsEast: 16-6    vsCntrl: 6-4    vsWest:  4-8  IL: 1-2 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 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
 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
 Last 10: 5-5    Last 20:10-10   Last 30:16-14
Twins, 24-24, 2nd, 3½ GB, 3½ GB in WC

SP: Anthony Swarzak (23, RHP, 1-0, 0.00)

2009 Gamelogs / 2009 Splits / vs. BOS Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2009 (1-0) 7.0 5 0 0 2 3 0 0.00
Last 7 GS 1-0 7.0 5 0 0 2 3 0 0.00 68
2009-05-23 MIL W 7.0 5 0 0 2 3 0 98 68
Has never faced BOS.
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   19-10   Road:    5-14   ExtrInn: 2-3 
 vsRHP:  17-16   vsLHP:   7-8    1-Run:   5-5 
 vsEast:  5-13   vsCntrl: 9-8    vsWest:  7-3  IL: 3-0 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 48 Wed, May 27   BOS  W   4-2       24-24  2nd  3.5 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
 Last 10: 6-4    Last 20:11-9    Last 30:15-15
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Wed, May 27, 2009 MIN  4  BOS  2        W:Kevin Slowey (7-1), L: Daisuke Matsuzaka (0-3), S: Joe Nathan (8)
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)
Season Series: 2009 - BOS leads 3-2; 2008 - BOS won 4-3; 2007 - BOS won 4-3; All-Time - BOS leads 941-915

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

LAD  5.75

MIL  4.64

SEA  3.75

RA/G

STL  3.91

CHW  4.72

WSN  6.17

BA

M. Cabrera  .374

C. Crisp  .233

B. Giles  .190

OBP

C. Beltran  .460

R. Furcal  .299

A. Beltre  .245

SLG

R. Ibanez  .707

J. Rollins  .332

B. Upton  .283

OPS

R. Ibanez  1.109

D. Eckstein  .633

A. Beltre  .562

ERA

Z. Greinke  .84

C. Zambrano  4.22

A. Sonnanstine  7.66

K/9IP

J. Verlander  12.09

D. Davis  6.53

M. Pelfrey  3.19

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

RedSox Batters (5.32 RS/G) vs. Twins Pitchers (4.98 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 51.Swarzak
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
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 65/.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 3/.000 1/no AB 1/.000 2/.000 204/147 .281/.407/.611/1.018 1.054/1.003 1.014 108/.927 5/0 14/0
7.Drew* G/S/vP ··· 4/.750 3/.000 5/2.850 6/.334 5/.400 2/.000 3/1.667 166/120 .257/.373/.479/.852 .857/.850 .844 91/.856 0/2 6/1
46.Ellsbury* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 6/.334 1/.000 1/2.000 1/.000 2/1.000 211/146 .307/.338/.377/.715 .551/.789 .670 110/.755 21/6 1/0
22.Green G/S/vP ··· ··· 2/.500 1/3.000 1/3.000 1/2.000 1/.000 2/.000 106/77 .299/.358/.412/.771 .681/.805 .664 49/.759 1/2 1/8
16.Kottaras* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 1/no AB ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 46/33 .179/.261/.282/.543 .244/.667 .497 25/.644 0/0 0/1
25.Lowell G/S/vP ··· 8/.750 2/2.000 9/2.028 7/.714 2/.500 ··· 9/.472 188/137 .309/.335/.536/.871 .929/.851 .738 100/.835 0/0 8/5
23.Lugo G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 8/.875 4/.500 5/.650 ··· 14/.929 76/56 .271/.329/.371/.700 .824/.655 .670 68/.684 1/0 1/4
34.Ortiz* G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 4/.500 10/.775 5/3.050 5/.933 ··· 8/.393 191/127 .193/.298/.298/.597 .612/.585 .541 91/.564 0/1 1/
15.Pedroia G/S/vP ··· 1/no AB 1/2.000 6/.533 3/1.167 ··· 1/.000 1/.000 209/137 .339/.426/.439/.865 .758/.921 .791 106/.965 7/3 1/2
33.Varitek# G/S/vP ··· ··· 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 ··· 2/.000 4/.833 5/.650 6/.500 ··· 1/no AB 5/.800 144/93 .373/.479/.661/1.140 1.299/1.056 .983 51/1.027 1/0 7/1
IP 7.0 20.2 13.0 26.1 24.0 3.2 15.1 18.1 TOTAL .276/.357/.453/.810 .840/.796 .728 .795 36/14 53/31
ERA-K/9 0.00/3.9 4.79/5.7 7.62/5.5 3.42/5.5 3.75/6.4 4.91/2.4 2.35/7.6 2.45/9.3 4.85/6.2

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 27/.200 91/.346 57/.250 120/.291 91/.188 15/.231 63/.214 72/.209 .274
OPS .459 .930 .860 .845 .572 .718 .576 .607 .777
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 12/.432 30/1.352 18/1.822 47/.552 32/.446 7/1.143 25/.427 35/.812 .801
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 15/.481 61/.719 39/.419 73/1.034 59/.643 8/.250 38/.675 37/.418 .762
Home 27/.459 61/1.066 37/.830 68/.979 59/.761 8/.536 34/.502 51/.364
Last 28d days 27/.459 42/.915 31/1.152 65/.737 51/.529 15/.718 52/.640 44/.541
HR/SB/CS 0/0/0 2/3/1 3/1/0 4/1/1 4/2/1 0/1/0 1/1/0 2/2/0 61/39/12
Usage ····X··· ··o····X ·······o ··X····· oo··X··· ··o··X·· X···X·X· Xo·o··X·
Twins Batters (5.25 RS/G) vs. RedSox Pitchers (4.72 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
32.Buscher* G/S/vP 5/.400 ··· ··· ··· ··· 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 4/.500 ··· 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/.834 1/.000 1/.000 2/3.000 4/.500 5/.000 8/.625 2/.000 ··· 202/153 .284/.371/.517/.888 1.042/.839 .968 114/1.082 4/1 8/3
22.Gomez G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· 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 6/1.000 ··· 4/.500 2/.000 3/.666 2/.000 3/.000 4/.500 1/no AB 118/73 .264/.305/.355/.660 .682/.646 .857 75/.552 0/0 2/0
16.Kubel* G/S/vP 6/1.500 ··· 2/.500 1/.000 1/.000 7/1.000 6/.833 3/.666 1/.000 163/127 .340/.387/.533/.920 .492/1.041 .952 83/.934 0/0 5/0
7.Mauer* G/S/vP 6/1.667 1/.000 4/.833 1/.000 3/.666 5/1.400 3/1.334 3/.000 ··· 109/73 .425/.514/.862/1.376 .960/1.575 1.594 109/1.376 0/0 11/0
33.Morneau* G/S/vP 9/1.000 1/no AB 5/1.000 1/.000 8/.125 6/.834 9/1.931 2/no AB ··· 213/142 .343/.423/.663/1.086 1.256/.989 1.114 117/1.234 0/0 14/1
8.Punto# G/S/vP 8/.875 1/3.000 6/1.000 1/.000 1/.000 4/1.167 5/.000 6/.650 ··· 150/111 .187/.290/.211/.501 .421/.509 .504 81/.425 5/1 0/5
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 1/2.000 1/no AB 1/.000 2/.000 3/1.334 2/1.000 ··· 211/149 .316/.409/.418/.827 .997/.757 .847 118/.839 11/3 3/1
20.Tolbert# G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 1/no AB 1/.000 1/no AB 3/.666 2/2.000 1/.000 79/56 .194/.267/.269/.535 .627/.496 .480 79/.535 2/0 1/1
21.Young G/S/vP 12/1.084 ··· 3/.000 1/2.000 2/.000 5/.800 4/.750 7/.143 2/1.000 106/76 .253/.292/.293/.585 .486/.625 .455 48/.579 2/2 1/2
IP 55.2 6.0 21.2 46.2 20.0 21.0 48.1 24.1 17.0 TOTAL .278/.354/.438/.792 .799/.789 .811 .855 30/10 54/19
ERA-K/9 5.01/8.2 1.50/3.0 1.25/7.5 4.24/7.3 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 250/.274 27/.304 96/.244 205/.292 82/.171 94/.225 221/.302 88/.139 75/.269 .270
OPS .748 .737 .654 .752 .586 .683 .870 .421 .723 .765
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 155/.774 13/1.283 57/.574 114/.777 34/.528 50/.592 114/.845 48/.454 37/.393 .745
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 95/.706 14/.297 39/.767 91/.721 48/.627 44/.785 107/.897 40/.384 38/1.057 .783
Road 110/.862 19/.667 48/.863 114/.833 47/.510 48/.814 120/.851 49/.392 37/.836
Last 28d days 114/.644 27/.737 42/.769 134/.844 37/.379 48/.714 132/.802 45/.424 38/.502
HR/SB/CS 5/7/1 0/1/0 0/3/1 3/7/4 2/0/0 3/7/0 6/9/0 1/3/0 2/3/0 45/56/12
Usage ····X··· ·X···o·o X··X···o X····X·· ··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.