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Game Preview: BOS @ NYY, 4:10pm, Saturday, August 8, 2009 @Yankee Stadium III

RedSox, 62-46, 2nd, 4½ GB, 1 up in WC

SP: Clay Buchholz (24, RHP, 1-1, 6.05)

2009 Gamelogs / 2009 Splits / vs. NYY Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2009 (1-1) 19.1 28 13 13 11 14 3 6.05
2008 (2-9) 76.0 93 63 57 41 72 11 6.75
2007 (3-1) 22.2 14 6 4 10 22 0 1.59
Last 7 GS 1-4 30.2 45 27 27 19 22 7 7.92 36
2009-08-02 @BAL ND 4.0 9 7 7 4 3 2 76 15
2009-07-28 OAK ND 5.2 9 2 2 2 5 0 107 46
2009-07-22 @TEX L 4.0 6 3 3 2 3 1 90 39
2009-07-17 @TOR W 5.2 4 1 1 3 3 0 103 57
2008-08-20 @BAL L 2.1 3 5 5 3 0 0 60 28
2008-08-10 @CHW L 3.0 7 5 5 2 4 3 74 27
2008-08-04 @KCR L 6.0 7 4 4 3 4 1 93 43
Last 5 v.NYY 0-0 9.2 12 8 8 4 5 2 7.45 39
2008-04-16 @NYY ND 3.2 8 7 7 1 2 2 85 18
2008-04-11 NYY ND 6.0 4 1 1 3 3 0 98 60
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   35-17   Road:   27-29   ExtrInn: 4-6 
 vsRHP:  40-32   vsLHP:  22-14   1-Run:  16-14
 vsEast: 28-16   vsCntrl:13-5    vsWest: 10-18 IL:11-7 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
108 Fri, Aug  7  @NYY  L   0-2 (15)  62-46  2nd  4.5 gb
107 Thu, Aug  6  @NYY  L   6-13      62-45  2nd  3.5 gb
106 Wed, Aug  5  @TBR  L   4-6       62-44  2nd  2.5 gb
105 Tue, Aug  4  @TBR  L   2-4 (13)  62-43  2nd  1.5 gb
104 Sun, Aug  2  @BAL  W  18-10      62-42  2nd  0.5 gb
103 Sat, Aug  1  @BAL  W   4-0       61-42  2nd  0.5 gb
102 Fri, Jul 31  @BAL  W   6-5       60-42  2nd  1.5 gb
101 Thu, Jul 30   OAK  W   8-5       59-42  2nd  2.5 gb
100 Wed, Jul 29   OAK  L   6-8       58-42  2nd  3.5 gb
 99 Tue, Jul 28   OAK  L   8-9 (11)  58-41  2nd  2.5 gb
 Last 10: 4-6    Last 20: 8-12   Last 30:14-16
Yankees, 67-42, 1st, 4½ up

SP: C.C. Sabathia (28, LHP, 11-7, 3.95)

2009 Gamelogs / 2009 Splits / vs. BOS Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2009 (11-7) 155.0 143 72 68 43 114 14 3.95
2008 (17-10) 253.0 223 85 76 59 251 19 2.70
2007 (19-7) 241.0 238 94 86 37 209 20 3.21
Last 7 GS 4-3 46.0 55 26 25 12 36 5 4.89 47
2009-08-02 @CHW W 7.0 10 5 5 0 5 2 100 42
2009-07-28 @TBR L 5.2 9 6 5 2 6 1 109 33
2009-07-23 OAK W 7.0 9 3 3 0 4 0 109 51
2009-07-18 DET W 7.0 5 0 0 3 4 0 114 68
2009-07-12 @LAA L 6.2 9 5 5 3 6 0 114 39
2009-07-07 @MIN W 7.0 3 1 1 1 3 1 100 69
2009-07-02 SEA L 5.2 10 6 6 3 8 1 107 30
Last 5 v.BOS 1-3 33.2 36 17 17 6 29 6 4.54 53
2009-06-11 @BOS L 7.0 6 4 4 2 6 1 123 53
2007-07-24 BOS L 7.0 5 1 1 0 7 0 106 70
2006-08-01 @BOS W 8.0 10 1 1 1 8 1 111 65
2005-06-20 BOS L 4.2 9 9 9 0 5 2 91 15
2004-05-11 @BOS ND 7.0 6 2 2 3 3 2 116 61
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   37-17   Road:   30-25   ExtrInn: 5-3 
 vsRHP:  44-29   vsLHP:  23-13   1-Run:  15-12
 vsEast: 24-18   vsCntrl:20-8    vsWest: 13-8  IL:10-8 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
109 Fri, Aug  7   BOS  W   2-0 (15)  67-42  1st  4.5 up
108 Thu, Aug  6   BOS  W  13-6       66-42  1st  3.5 up
107 Wed, Aug  5  @TOR  W   8-4       65-42  1st  2.5 up
106 Tue, Aug  4  @TOR  W   5-3       64-42  1st  1.5 up
105 Sun, Aug  2  @CHW  W   8-5       63-42  1st  0.5 up
104 Sat, Aug  1  @CHW  L   4-14      62-42  1st  0.5 up
103 Fri, Jul 31  @CHW  L   5-10      62-41  1st  1.5 up
102 Thu, Jul 30  @CHW  L   2-3       62-40  1st  2.5 up
101 Wed, Jul 29  @TBR  W   6-2       62-39  1st  3.5 up
100 Tue, Jul 28  @TBR  L   2-6       61-39  1st  2.5 up
 Last 10: 6-4    Last 20:15-5    Last 30:21-9 
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Thu, Aug 06, 2009 NYY 13  BOS  6        W:Joba Chamberlain (8-2), L: John Smoltz (2-5), S: none
Thu, Jun 11, 2009 BOS  4  NYY  3        W:Takashi Saito (1-0), L: C.C. Sabathia (5-4), S: Jonathan Papelbon (16)
Wed, Jun 10, 2009 BOS  6  NYY  5        W:Tim Wakefield (8-3), L: Chien-Ming Wang (0-4), S: Jonathan Papelbon (15)
Tue, Jun 09, 2009 BOS  7  NYY  0        W:Josh Beckett (7-2), L: A.J. Burnett (4-3), S: none
Tue, May 05, 2009 BOS  7 @NYY  3        W:Josh Beckett (3-2), L: Joba Chamberlain (1-1), S: none
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
Season Series: 2009 - BOS leads 8-2; 2008 - Tied 9-9; 2007 - NYY won 10-8; All-Time - NYY leads 1110-932

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

LAA  5.71

FLA  4.56

SDP  3.75

RA/G

SFG  3.64

NYM  4.62

WSN  5.48

BA

I. Suzuki  .365

S. Schumaker  .291

A. Casilla  .163

OBP

A. Pujols  .446

C. Counsell  .364

R. Cedeno  .227

SLG

A. Pujols  .687

S. Rolen  .476

A. Casilla  .200

OPS

A. Pujols  1.133

C. Blake  .839

A. Casilla  .456

ERA

C. Carpenter  2.10

D. Braden  3.89

T. Wellemeyer  5.67

K/9IP

T. Lincecum  10.97

J. Happ  6.73

N. Blackburn  3.72

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

RedSox Batters (5.19 RS/G) vs. Yankees Pitchers (4.80 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 52.Sabathia*
G/S/vB
91.Aceves
G/S/vB
38.Bruney
G/S/vB
34.Burnett
G/S/vB
62.Chamberlain
G/S/vB
28.Claggett
G/S/vB
48.Coke*
G/S/vB
65.Hughes
G/S/vB
39.Melancon
G/S/vB
45.Mitre
G/S/vB
46.Pettitte*
G/S/vB
42.Rivera
G/S/vB
30.Robertson
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
44.Bay G/S/vP 6/.000 6/2.333 3/.000 20/.956 9/1.810 ··· 1/.000 4/.500 2/no AB 9/.236 28/1.203 5/1.000 3/2.167 441/314 .252/.381/.496/.877 .898/.868 .870 75/.722 11/2 21/0
7.Drew* G/S/vP 7/.715 4/.750 5/.000 25/.840 17/.309 1/no AB 3/.667 6/3.000 ··· 3/.000 30/1.126 6/.666 3/.000 378/290 .250/.370/.456/.826 .739/.852 .784 68/.715 2/2 12/2
46.Ellsbury* G/S/vP ··· 5/1.800 4/.250 18/.722 15/.343 1/2.000 3/.666 5/1.267 2/.000 ··· 11/1.145 5/.650 4/.500 452/318 .299/.348/.409/.757 .726/.769 .739 95/.764 50/8 6/2
22.Green G/S/vP 7/.334 3/.000 1/.000 10/.900 6/.666 1/.000 ··· 3/.000 2/.500 ··· 3/.666 3/.333 ··· 265/201 .236/.304/.371/.675 .620/.694 .580 41/.407 1/4 5/13
11.Kotchman* G/S/vP 4/.500 1/.000 2/no AB 10/.700 6/1.166 1/no AB 2/.000 4/.250 ··· ··· 2/1.500 6/1.200 ··· 342/240 .281/.354/.416/.770 .653/.819 .801 62/.896 0/0 7/0
25.Lowell G/S/vP 10/.400 4/.000 7/.286 23/.554 17/1.262 1/.000 1/.000 4/1.750 1/.000 1/.000 27/.798 11/.855 3/1.000 339/236 .298/.339/.483/.822 .928/.777 .748 57/.990 0/1 11/9
12.Lowrie# G/S/vP ··· 2/.500 2/.000 12/.417 4/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 6/.533 1/.000 1/.000 63/47 .140/.206/.228/.434 .741/.333 .531 43/.540 0/0 1/1
41.Martinez# G/S/vP 4/.500 1/.000 1/no AB 17/.804 9/1.556 2/.000 ··· 3/1.000 1/.000 ··· 12/.717 10/.400 2/.000 462/318 .292/.374/.474/.848 .850/.849 .890 89/.779 0/0 16/3
34.Ortiz* G/S/vP 22/1.031 2/.500 2/no AB 28/.879 15/.481 ··· 7/.143 4/3.000 3/.333 ··· 52/.969 24/.811 1/2.000 415/288 .222/.308/.416/.724 .739/.717 .604 84/.733 0/2 15/1
15.Pedroia G/S/vP 7/.143 3/.666 8/.393 28/.974 17/1.521 1/2.000 2/1.500 7/.143 3/.667 ··· 29/.448 8/.250 5/1.400 481/348 .306/.378/.442/.820 .769/.839 .801 99/.922 14/7 8/6
68.Reddick* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 18/15 .294/.333/.647/.980 1.667/.867 .980 18/.980 0/0 1/0
33.Varitek# G/S/vP 15/.508 2/.000 5/.650 21/.937 7/.629 ··· 1/.000 3/.000 1/.000 ··· 61/.910 36/.785 2/.000 330/233 .229/.339/.441/.780 .913/.735 .682 67/.617 0/0 13/3
20.Youkilis G/S/vP 10/.733 4/1.750 7/.821 26/.607 14/.929 ··· 2/.000 7/1.119 1/2.000 ··· 30/1.249 11/.788 4/.000 402/289 .310/.423/.576/.999 1.076/.970 1.067 90/1.139 4/2 20/3
IP 155.0 53.1 22.2 139.2 115.2 2.2 46.0 65.1 11.1 18.0 134.1 47.0 30.2 TOTAL .266/.350/.445/.795 .825/.783 .758 .810 85/28 129/71
ERA-K/9 3.95/6.6 3.38/7.4 5.56/10.7 3.67/7.9 3.73/7.9 33.75/10.0 4.70/7.0 3.58/9.6 3.18/5.6 7.50/4.5 4.35/6.6 1.91/10.0 3.52/13.2 4.50/7.6

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 638/.247 205/.223 95/.259 572/.242 510/.256 23/.579 183/.214 272/.228 48/.175 88/.395 580/.270 178/.203 133/.200 .256
OPS .696 .672 .826 .721 .771 1.705 .687 .683 .588 .938 .750 .556 .665 .754
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 145/.679 91/.577 49/.674 305/.688 287/.731 13/2.325 103/.636 125/.769 25/.815 46/1.126 168/.671 85/.483 59/.585 .741
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 493/.702 114/.747 46/.999 267/.757 223/.820 10/1.100 80/.754 147/.613 23/.316 42/.728 412/.783 93/.621 74/.728 .765
Home 291/.678 113/.619 42/.958 288/.759 277/.810 23/1.705 97/.541 119/.800 12/1.083 48/.809 331/.819 110/.564 62/.447
Last 28d days 143/.923 32/.861 23/1.389 111/.662 108/.598 7/.971 39/.936 54/.518 20/.311 88/.938 124/.624 35/.447 42/.771
HR/SB/CS 14/9/6 8/6/2 4/2/0 15/16/8 15/18/7 2/0/0 7/2/1 7/3/1 0/2/0 2/2/0 16/12/6 5/1/0 3/2/2 129/96/39
Usage ·····X·· X·X····X X·····X· X·····X· ·X······ ooo···X· o·XX·o·· ·X····oX ··X····X ···X···· X··X·X·· ·XX···oX
Yankees Batters (5.59 RS/G) vs. RedSox Pitchers (4.42 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 61.Buchholz
G/S/vB
60.Bard
G/S/vB
19.Beckett
G/S/vB
17.Delcarmen
G/S/vB
31.Lester*
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
29.Smoltz
G/S/vB
40.Traber*
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
53.Cabrera# G/S/vP 6/.167 ··· 39/.814 5/.800 14/1.038 9/.575 9/1.792 2/1.000 4/.666 3/.666 6/1.166 2/1.000 348/229 .286/.348/.460/.808 .880/.771 .823 77/.934 5/2 11/3
24.Cano* G/S/vP 5/.000 1/.000 42/1.010 10/.800 17/.411 12/1.333 12/.606 3/.666 5/1.100 2/.000 2/2.000 2/1.000 457/301 .309/.346/.495/.841 .890/.815 .855 87/.892 4/5 16/4
18.Damon* G/S/vP ··· ··· 45/.902 5/.400 21/1.113 10/.500 14/.143 6/.167 5/1.400 2/.000 12/.833 2/1.000 437/296 .287/.372/.517/.889 .765/.951 .974 85/.920 8/0 20/4
17.Hairston G/S/vP ··· ··· 7/.572 ··· 2/.000 ··· 1/no AB 6/.500 ··· 1/no AB 1/.000 1/.000 352/242 .257/.313/.397/.710 .744/.695 .774 62/.728 7/3 8/10
14.Hinske* G/S/vP 5/.200 ··· 20/.600 2/.000 3/.000 2/1.000 5/1.000 ··· ··· ··· 3/.000 ··· 154/119 .262/.370/.469/.839 1.000/.794 .932 22/1.213 0/0 6/0
2.Jeter G/S/vP 3/1.334 ··· 47/.757 7/.453 21/.731 7/1.238 16/.683 6/1.000 2/.500 2/.000 8/.375 3/.666 482/344 .316/.389/.444/.833 1.095/.730 .884 105/.734 19/4 11/6
55.Matsui* G/S/vP 5/1.800 ··· 21/.538 3/.666 3/.000 9/.583 6/.000 3/1.167 3/1.000 2/1.000 2/.000 6/.500 341/240 .261/.364/.498/.862 .916/.838 .792 74/.816 0/1 16/
26.Molina G/S/vP 2/1.500 ··· 13/.308 3/.000 13/.993 2/.500 3/.833 5/1.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 69/52 .246/.324/.344/.668 .828/.615 .532 17/.508 0/0 1/1
20.Posada# G/S/vP 5/.200 ··· 30/.724 7/1.096 9/.583 9/.347 8/.375 2/no AB 5/1.467 1/.000 5/2.000 6/.834 292/201 .278/.356/.506/.862 .891/.849 1.032 73/.779 1/0 14/6
13.Rodriguez G/S/vP 5/1.400 1/.000 41/.862 8/.625 12/.349 6/.750 10/1.250 6/.333 3/.333 ··· 8/.393 7/1.571 337/243 .261/.392/.507/.899 .938/.884 .886 93/.792 8/1 20/6
33.Swisher# G/S/vP 2/.500 ··· 19/.921 7/.429 15/.878 4/.250 3/.333 3/1.000 2/2.500 1/.000 6/.900 2/2.000 400/256 .248/.377/.486/.863 .886/.847 .725 66/1.055 0/0 18/6
25.Teixeira# G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 18/.543 4/.250 9/.778 5/1.100 7/.143 9/.000 3/3.334 ··· 5/2.050 4/3.000 480/334 .288/.383/.567/.950 .913/.948 1.061 100/1.017 2/0 28/1
IP 19.1 32.2 150.0 45.1 140.0 46.2 47.1 116.0 48.0 40.0 40.0 3.2 TOTAL .279/.360/.477/.837 .874/.821 .859 .873 71/20 163/72
ERA-K/9 6.05/6.5 2.20/11.6 3.12/8.3 2.98/6.2 3.79/10.2 2.89/8.3 1.90/9.5 5.20/6.0 2.25/6.2 3.15/7.4 8.33/7.4 12.27/2.4 4.21/7.7

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 96/.337 132/.193 585/.234 196/.253 591/.252 189/.222 199/.229 514/.290 196/.218 171/.245 186/.341 20/.474 .265
OPS .935 .552 .634 .685 .688 .665 .645 .822 .644 .726 .968 1.342 .744
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 44/.897 63/.581 338/.674 102/.550 158/.757 88/.458 112/.498 263/.812 97/.758 90/.512 101/1.248 7/1.000 .739
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 52/.971 69/.526 247/.581 94/.827 433/.663 101/.860 87/.828 251/.833 99/.534 81/.973 85/.649 13/1.538 .749
Road 68/.988 82/.662 308/.704 95/.759 292/.679 114/.603 99/.681 246/.875 106/.565 88/.767 112/1.047 20/1.342
Last 28d days 96/.935 37/.525 118/.548 47/.752 113/.633 37/.964 29/.535 96/.901 42/.752 37/.572 118/1.081 20/1.342
HR/SB/CS 3/3/0 1/3/0 10/12/1 1/7/1 13/14/6 5/0/0 4/10/1 16/21/2 4/5/0 5/7/2 8/1/0 2/0/0 98/109/19
Usage ·····X·· X··X··o· X·····X· X·oo·X·· ···X···· X·Xo··XX X··o···X ··X····· o··X·X·o Xo·X·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.