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Game Preview: BOS @ NYY, 7:05pm, Tuesday, May 5, 2009 @Yankee Stadium III

RedSox, 16-10, 2nd, 1 GB, 2½ up in WC

SP: Josh Beckett (29, RHP, 2-2, 7.22)

2009 Gamelogs / 2009 Splits / vs. NYY Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2009 (2-2) 28.2 36 24 23 16 31 3 7.22
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 2-3 42.2 46 29 28 18 44 4 5.91 48
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
2009-04-12 @LAA L 6.0 8 4 4 2 5 0 103 43
2009-04-07 TBR W 7.0 2 1 1 3 10 0 93 76
2008-09-22 CLE L 6.0 7 4 4 1 6 0 105 55
2008-09-16 @TBR ND 8.0 3 1 1 1 7 1 95 78
Last 5 v.NYY 3-1 32.2 34 18 18 9 23 2 4.96 49
2009-04-25 NYY ND 5.0 10 8 8 4 3 2 116 14
2008-07-25 NYY L 7.0 9 1 1 1 6 0 110 60
2008-07-04 @NYY W 6.0 4 3 3 2 4 0 102 54
2008-04-17 @NYY W 8.0 6 3 3 1 5 0 105 62
2008-04-12 NYY W 6.2 5 3 3 1 5 0 88 56
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   10-2    Road:    6-8    ExtrInn: 2-1 
 vsRHP:  10-7    vsLHP:   6-3    1-Run:   4-4 
 vsEast: 10-5    vsCntrl: 4-1    vsWest:  2-4  IL: 0-0 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 26 Mon, May  4  @NYY  W   6-4       16-10  2nd  1.0 gb
 25 Sun, May  3  @TBR  L   3-5       15-10  2nd  2.0 gb
 24 Sat, May  2  @TBR  W  10-6       15-9   2nd  1.0 gb
 23 Fri, May  1  @TBR  L   2-6       14-9   2nd  1.0 gb
 22 Thu, Apr 30  @TBR  L   0-13      14-8   1st    Tied
 21 Wed, Apr 29  @CLE  W   6-5 (10)  14-7   1st    Tied
 20 Tue, Apr 28  @CLE  L   8-9       13-7   2nd  1.0 gb
 19 Mon, Apr 27  @CLE  W   3-1       13-6   1st    Tied
 18 Sun, Apr 26   NYY  W   4-1       12-6   2nd  1.0 gb
 17 Sat, Apr 25   NYY  W  16-11      11-6   2nd  1.0 gb
 Last 10: 6-4    Last 20:14-6    Last 30:16-10
Yankees, 13-12, 3rd, 3½ GB, 2½ GB in WC

SP: Joba Chamberlain (23, RHP, 1-0, 3.13)

2009 Gamelogs / 2009 Splits / vs. BOS Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2009 (1-0) 23.0 22 11 8 13 17 2 3.13
2008 (4-3) 100.1 87 32 29 39 118 5 2.60
2007 (2-0) 24.0 12 2 1 6 34 1 0.38
Last 7 GS 3-0 40.2 38 18 14 16 37 4 3.10 54
2009-04-29 @DET W 7.0 3 1 1 3 6 0 88 70
2009-04-24 @BOS ND 5.1 9 2 1 4 2 0 91 42
2009-04-17 CLE ND 4.2 6 5 5 5 4 1 93 31
2009-04-12 @KCR ND 6.0 4 3 1 1 5 1 88 60
2008-08-04 @TEX ND 4.2 8 5 5 2 5 2 93 31
2008-07-30 BAL W 6.0 5 2 1 0 6 0 98 62
2008-07-25 @BOS W 7.0 3 0 0 1 9 0 102 79
Last 5 v.BOS 1-0 18.1 16 5 4 9 16 0 1.96 58
2009-04-24 @BOS ND 5.1 9 2 1 4 2 0 91 42
2008-07-25 @BOS W 7.0 3 0 0 1 9 0 102 79
2008-07-06 BOS ND 6.0 4 3 3 4 5 0 101 53
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:    6-4    Road:    7-8    ExtrInn: 1-1 
 vsRHP:  10-8    vsLHP:   3-4    1-Run:   3-1 
 vsEast:  3-7    vsCntrl: 6-4    vsWest:  4-1  IL: 0-0 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 25 Mon, May  4   BOS  L   4-6       13-12  3rd  3.5 gb
 24 Sat, May  2   LAA  L   4-8       13-11  3rd  3.0 gb
 23 Fri, May  1   LAA  W  10-9       13-10  3rd  2.0 gb
 22 Thu, Apr 30   LAA  W   7-4       12-10  3rd  2.0 gb
 21 Wed, Apr 29  @DET  W   8-6       11-10  3rd  3.0 gb
 20 Tue, Apr 28  @DET  W  11-0       10-10  3rd  4.0 gb
 19 Mon, Apr 27  @DET  L   2-4        9-10  3rd  4.0 gb
 18 Sun, Apr 26  @BOS  L   1-4        9-9   3rd  4.0 gb
 17 Sat, Apr 25  @BOS  L  11-16       9-8   3rd  3.0 gb
 16 Fri, Apr 24  @BOS  L   4-5 (11)   9-7   3rd  3.0 gb
 Last 10: 4-6    Last 20:10-10   Last 30:13-12
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Mon, May 04, 2009 BOS  6 @NYY  4        W:Jon Lester (2-2), L: Philip Hughes (1-1), S: Jonathan Papelbon (7)
Sun, Apr 26, 2009 BOS  4  NYY  1        W:Justin Masterson (2-0), L: Andy Pettitte (2-1), S: Takashi Saito (2)
Sat, Apr 25, 2009 BOS 16  NYY 11        W:Hideki Okajima (1-0), L: Jonathan Albaladejo (1-1), S: none
Fri, Apr 24, 2009 BOS  5  NYY  4 (11)   W:Ramon Ramirez (2-0), L: Damaso Marte (0-1), S: none

Sun, Sep 28, 2008 BOS  4  NYY  3 (10)   W:Devern Hansack (1-0), L: Jose Veras (5-3), S: none
Sun, Sep 28, 2008 NYY  6 @BOS  2        W:Mike Mussina (20-9), L: Daisuke Matsuzaka (18-3), S: Mariano Rivera (39)
Fri, Sep 26, 2008 NYY 19 @BOS  8        W:David Robertson (4-0), L: David Pauley (0-1), S: none
Thu, Aug 28, 2008 NYY  3  BOS  2        W:Mariano Rivera (5-5), L: Justin Masterson (4-4), S: none
Wed, Aug 27, 2008 BOS 11 @NYY  3        W:Paul Byrd (9-11), L: Sidney Ponson (7-5), S: none
Tue, Aug 26, 2008 BOS  7 @NYY  3        W:Tim Wakefield (8-8), L: Andy Pettitte (13-10), S: Jonathan Papelbon (34)
Season Series: 2009 - BOS leads 4-0; 2008 - Tied 9-9; 2007 - NYY won 10-8; All-Time - NYY leads 1108-928

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

TOR  5.93

NYM  4.75

SFG  3.50

RA/G

LAD  3.78

TOR  4.71

NYY  6.36

BA

  

  

  

OBP

  

  

  

SLG

  

  

  

OPS

  

  

  

ERA

Z. Greinke  .40

B. Colon  4.05

J. Contreras  8.31

K/9IP

T. Lincecum  12.36

B. Tallet  6.76

J. Pineiro  2.70

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

RedSox Batters (5.65 RS/G) vs. Yankees Pitchers (6.36 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 62.Chamberlain
G/S/vB
63.Albaladejo
G/S/vB
48.Coke*
G/S/vB
39.Melancon
G/S/vB
36.Ramirez
G/S/vB
42.Rivera
G/S/vB
30.Robertson
G/S/vB
41.Veras
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
55.Bailey G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 2/1.000 1/no AB 16/10 .143/.250/.357/.607 1.500/.100 .237 16/.607 0/0 1/0
44.Bay G/S/vP 6/1.467 2/.500 1/.000 1/no AB 1/.000 5/1.000 2/.500 2/2.000 112/83 .321/.482/.619/1.101 1.169/1.076 1.152 108/1.111 3/0 6/0
7.Drew* G/S/vP 11/.091 2/1.500 2/.500 ··· 4/.250 6/.666 1/.000 ··· 93/67 .273/.398/.519/.917 .950/.903 .861 89/.907 0/1 3/1
46.Ellsbury* G/S/vP 10/.311 2/.000 3/.666 1/.000 3/.000 5/.650 3/.666 2/1.500 123/87 .287/.320/.348/.667 .485/.744 .562 119/.691 14/3 1/0
22.Green G/S/vP 3/1.334 1/no AB ··· 1/.000 2/.500 3/.333 ··· 1/no AB 67/46 .283/.358/.433/.792 .602/.879 .629 67/.792 0/2 1/6
16.Kottaras* G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/3.000 ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 26/18 .143/.269/.238/.507 .375/.564 .628 26/.507 0/0 0/0
25.Lowell G/S/vP 11/1.255 2/2.500 ··· 1/.000 5/.200 11/.855 1/3.000 2/1.500 106/82 .307/.340/.584/.924 1.015/.898 .814 102/.931 0/0 6/3
23.Lugo G/S/vP 3/.000 2/1.000 ··· ··· ··· 18/.591 1/2.000 1/2.000 16/16 .214/.313/.214/.527 /.527 .527 16/.527 0/0 0/1
34.Ortiz* G/S/vP 9/.444 2/.000 3/.000 1/.000 1/3.000 24/.811 1/2.000 1/no AB 119/77 .222/.319/.333/.653 .554/.708 .597 115/.646 0/1 0/
15.Pedroia G/S/vP 11/1.212 2/.500 1/.000 1/.000 3/.666 8/.250 4/1.250 3/.667 123/85 .305/.398/.410/.808 .557/.924 .659 119/.777 4/3 1/1
30.Van Every* G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 1/no AB ··· 1/.000 2/.500 1/2.000 7/7 .400/.571/1.000/1.571 /1.571 1.500 7/1.571 0/0 1/0
33.Varitek# G/S/vP 5/.650 2/.000 ··· 1/.000 4/.000 36/.785 1/.000 5/.200 82/65 .222/.317/.458/.775 .853/.756 .686 78/.747 0/0 4/1
20.Youkilis G/S/vP 11/.969 2/2.500 2/.000 1/2.000 1/no AB 11/.788 2/.000 5/1.600 109/70 .393/.505/.719/1.224 1.364/1.149 1.035 105/1.222 1/0 6/1
IP 23.0 12.1 10.0 3.1 10.1 9.2 3.1 12.1 TOTAL .277/.370/.461/.831 .799/.845 .743 .828 22/10 30/17
ERA-K/9 3.13/6.7 7.30/3.7 3.60/7.2 2.70/5.5 5.23/7.9 2.79/12.1 5.40/16.4 8.03/7.3 5.90/7.0

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 103/.265 52/.311 40/.200 15/.167 55/.286 41/.293 17/.286 57/.200 .279
OPS .804 .973 .675 .667 .950 .732 .769 .779 .825
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 55/.631 27/.736 19/.398 7/1.029 29/.857 22/.500 6/.533 26/1.080 .822
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 48/.992 25/1.258 21/.912 8/.393 26/1.042 19/1.000 11/.899 31/.470 .829
Home 23/1.066 12/.364 11/.182 3/2.167 29/1.020 21/.571 14/.607 35/.853
Last 28d days 103/.804 48/.971 33/.518 15/.667 55/.950 41/.732 17/.769 57/.779
HR/SB/CS 2/2/1 3/0/2 1/0/0 0/1/0 3/1/1 2/0/0 0/0/0 2/1/0 31/25/14
Usage ·····X·· ··oo·X·· o···Xo·· ···o··o· o··o··X· ····oo·· ··X····· ··XX··X·
Yankees Batters (5.84 RS/G) vs. RedSox Pitchers (4.92 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 19.Beckett
G/S/vB
17.Delcarmen
G/S/vB
62.Jones*
G/S/vB
48.Lopez*
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
14.Berroa G/S/vP 8/.875 3/.000 ··· 2/.000 2/.000 ··· 2/.000 4/.500 1/no AB ··· 13/10 .167/.167/.167/.333 .000/.444 .000 13/.333 0/0 0/2
53.Cabrera# G/S/vP 34/.686 3/.666 1/.000 5/.600 6/1.334 7/.679 9/1.792 ··· 4/.666 1/2.000 67/49 .317/.388/.517/.905 .856/.921 1.118 67/.905 2/1 4/1
24.Cano* G/S/vP 37/1.099 9/.904 ··· 10/.533 8/1.196 11/1.455 11/.664 ··· 4/1.417 ··· 114/82 .349/.386/.547/.933 1.006/.904 .766 109/.930 1/0 5/1
18.Damon* G/S/vP 39/.856 4/.250 ··· 3/.666 ··· 8/.625 13/.154 3/.333 3/.666 2/.000 106/76 .272/.358/.478/.837 .782/.860 .971 101/.796 3/0 5/1
11.Gardner* G/S/vP 8/.000 3/.666 ··· 1/.000 7/.000 1/.000 4/2.000 ··· 2/.000 ··· 73/61 .234/.296/.281/.577 .697/.552 .629 69/.573 6/1 0/0
2.Jeter G/S/vP 40/.791 5/.400 ··· ··· 8/.750 6/1.467 15/.733 3/.666 2/.500 1/.000 118/91 .274/.347/.434/.781 .927/.737 .850 113/.762 6/0 4/2
55.Matsui* G/S/vP 18/.516 3/.666 1/.000 4/.500 3/2.000 7/.762 6/.000 ··· 3/1.000 1/.000 88/65 .284/.386/.459/.846 1.178/.724 .947 83/.832 0/0 2/
26.Molina G/S/vP 10/.200 3/.000 ··· ··· 3/.333 2/.500 3/.833 5/1.000 ··· 1/.000 40/33 .257/.333/.343/.676 1.314/.550 .473 40/.676 0/0 1/1
19.Pena# G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/no AB ··· ··· ··· 36/34 .313/.371/.344/.715 .500/.718 .765 36/.715 1/0 0/0
20.Posada# G/S/vP 28/.778 6/1.000 ··· 6/1.500 3/.333 9/.347 7/.429 2/no AB 4/1.250 1/.000 92/63 .312/.402/.584/.987 1.210/.879 1.221 87/.945 1/0 5/1
33.Swisher# G/S/vP 14/1.167 6/.500 ··· 5/.600 4/.500 2/.000 3/.333 ··· 2/2.500 ··· 99/70 .300/.434/.688/1.122 1.318/1.043 .652 98/1.099 0/0 7/2
25.Teixeira# G/S/vP 12/.444 3/.333 ··· 2/no AB 3/.000 4/1.417 5/.200 6/.000 2/2.500 ··· 104/78 .195/.356/.415/.770 .988/.701 .949 99/.800 0/0 5/0
IP 28.2 14.1 6.1 7.2 22.2 11.2 12.0 23.2 15.1 9.0 TOTAL .276/.360/.465/.826 .962/.779 .867 .817 21/2 38/14
ERA-K/9 7.22/9.7 0.63/7.6 2.84/8.6 9.39/3.5 4.37/7.9 4.63/11.5 1.50/9.8 7.61/5.3 0.59/4.7 5.00/10.0 4.67/7.9

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 136/.303 64/.212 24/.174 45/.382 98/.277 54/.227 55/.222 116/.303 55/.143 42/.333 .264
OPS .836 .632 .522 1.023 .698 .745 .663 .913 .481 .921 .767
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 88/.853 38/.574 10/.200 21/1.134 63/.742 23/.467 32/.513 65/.976 37/.552 22/.511 .737
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 48/.807 26/.718 14/.769 24/.923 35/.620 31/.967 23/.879 51/.833 18/.343 20/1.394 .798
Road 53/.955 31/.875 18/.706 27/.890 49/.850 29/.577 30/.840 72/.883 27/.514 21/1.165
Last 28d days 110/.953 64/.632 24/.522 45/1.023 95/.699 51/.735 52/.706 116/.913 55/.481 42/.921
HR/SB/CS 3/4/0 0/3/1 1/0/0 0/1/0 2/5/2 2/0/0 1/3/0 5/7/0 1/3/0 2/2/0 28/36/8
Usage ····X··· ·X·X·X·o ·o··X·X· ····XoX· ···X···· ··X··XX· X····X·X ·X····X· oooo··X· ··X·X·o·

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.