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Game Preview: BOS @ NYY, 8:05pm, Sunday, August 9, 2009 @Yankee Stadium III

RedSox, 62-47, 2nd, 5½ GB, 1 up in WC

SP: Jon Lester (25, LHP, 9-7, 3.79)

2009 Gamelogs / 2009 Splits / vs. NYY Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2009 (9-7) 140.0 135 62 59 46 158 13 3.79
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 3-1 47.2 40 14 11 16 52 0 2.08 62
2009-08-04 @TBR ND 6.0 3 1 1 2 10 0 110 70
2009-07-30 OAK ND 5.2 7 4 4 3 2 0 104 38
2009-07-25 BAL W 7.1 8 2 2 2 9 0 109 61
2009-07-19 @TOR L 7.0 5 3 3 4 6 0 112 57
2009-07-10 KCR W 8.0 4 0 0 2 8 0 115 80
2009-07-05 SEA ND 6.2 8 4 1 3 9 0 122 54
2009-06-29 @BAL W 7.0 5 0 0 0 8 0 108 75
Last 5 v.NYY 3-0 35.2 32 8 8 8 41 2 2.02 65
2009-05-04 @NYY W 7.0 6 3 3 2 10 2 111 61
2009-04-24 NYY ND 6.0 7 2 2 3 7 0 114 54
2008-08-28 @NYY ND 6.2 5 1 1 0 8 0 119 68
2008-07-27 NYY W 7.0 9 2 2 1 8 0 113 58
2008-07-03 @NYY W 9.0 5 0 0 2 8 0 105 83
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   35-17   Road:   27-30   ExtrInn: 4-6 
 vsRHP:  40-32   vsLHP:  22-15   1-Run:  16-14
 vsEast: 28-17   vsCntrl:13-5    vsWest: 10-18 IL:11-7 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
109 Sat, Aug  8  @NYY  L   0-5       62-47  2nd  5.5 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
 Last 10: 4-6    Last 20: 7-13   Last 30:14-16
Yankees, 68-42, 1st, 5½ up

SP: Andy Pettitte (37, LHP, 9-6, 4.35)

2009 Gamelogs / 2009 Splits / vs. BOS Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2009 (9-6) 134.1 141 72 65 51 99 16 4.35
2008 (14-14) 204.0 233 112 103 55 158 19 4.54
2007 (15-9) 215.1 238 106 97 69 141 16 4.05
Last 7 GS 2-3 44.0 38 22 21 15 38 5 4.30 53
2009-08-04 @TOR W 6.2 4 1 1 4 6 0 103 64
2009-07-30 @CHW ND 6.1 5 2 1 0 8 0 101 65
2009-07-25 OAK L 6.1 5 4 4 1 7 0 99 53
2009-07-20 BAL ND 7.1 6 1 1 2 8 1 109 68
2009-07-11 @LAA L 4.1 7 6 6 2 1 1 83 24
2009-07-06 TOR L 6.0 5 6 6 5 3 2 109 36
2009-07-01 SEA W 7.0 6 2 2 1 5 1 98 61
Last 5 v.BOS 1-3 25.1 39 24 19 15 23 1 6.75 36
2009-04-26 @BOS L 6.0 6 4 3 4 6 0 116 48
2008-08-26 BOS L 4.2 10 6 6 3 3 0 101 20
2008-07-26 @BOS W 6.0 5 3 1 3 7 1 110 58
2008-07-03 BOS L 4.2 9 6 5 3 2 0 89 23
2007-09-14 @BOS ND 4.0 9 5 4 2 5 0 101 29
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   38-17   Road:   30-25   ExtrInn: 5-3 
 vsRHP:  45-29   vsLHP:  23-13   1-Run:  15-12
 vsEast: 25-18   vsCntrl:20-8    vsWest: 13-8  IL:10-8 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
110 Sat, Aug  8   BOS  W   5-0       68-42  1st  5.5 up
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
 Last 10: 7-3    Last 20:15-5    Last 30:21-9 
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Fri, Aug 07, 2009 NYY  2  BOS  0 (15)   W:Phil Coke (3-3), L: Junichi Tazawa (0-1), S: none
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
Season Series: 2009 - BOS leads 8-3; 2008 - Tied 9-9; 2007 - NYY won 10-8; All-Time - NYY leads 1111-932

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

WSN  4.57

SDP  3.77

RA/G

SFG  3.70

NYM  4.63

WSN  5.48

BA

I. Suzuki  .365

C. Blake  .291

A. Casilla  .163

OBP

A. Pujols  .447

J. Bautista  .364

R. Cedeno  .227

SLG

A. Pujols  .686

I. Stewart  .479

A. Casilla  .200

OPS

A. Pujols  1.133

S. Rolen  .839

A. Casilla  .456

ERA

T. Lincecum  2.20

M. Buehrle  3.89

T. Wellemeyer  5.67

K/9IP

T. Lincecum  10.89

R. Wolf  6.73

N. Blackburn  3.72

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

RedSox Batters (5.14 RS/G) vs. Yankees Pitchers (4.75 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 46.Pettitte*
G/S/vB
91.Aceves
G/S/vB
38.Bruney
G/S/vB
34.Burnett
G/S/vB
62.Chamberlain
G/S/vB
48.Coke*
G/S/vB
65.Hughes
G/S/vB
39.Melancon
G/S/vB
45.Mitre
G/S/vB
42.Rivera
G/S/vB
30.Robertson
G/S/vB
52.Sabathia*
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
44.Bay G/S/vP 28/1.203 6/2.333 3/.000 20/.956 9/1.810 1/.000 4/.500 2/no AB 9/.236 5/1.000 3/2.167 6/.000 441/314 .252/.381/.496/.877 .898/.868 .870 70/.729 11/2 21/0
7.Drew* G/S/vP 30/1.126 5/.600 6/.167 28/.741 17/.309 3/.667 6/3.000 ··· 3/.000 7/.572 3/.000 7/.715 384/296 .246/.367/.449/.816 .739/.838 .766 68/.646 2/2 12/2
46.Ellsbury* G/S/vP 11/1.145 6/1.834 5/.200 22/.783 15/.343 4/.500 5/1.267 2/.000 ··· 5/.650 4/.500 ··· 459/324 .300/.350/.409/.759 .720/.774 .743 97/.773 50/8 6/2
22.Green G/S/vP 3/.666 3/.000 1/.000 12/.878 6/.666 ··· 3/.000 2/.500 ··· 3/.333 ··· 7/.334 267/203 .235/.306/.370/.675 .620/.693 .581 38/.383 1/4 5/13
11.Kotchman* G/S/vP 2/1.500 1/.000 2/no AB 11/.637 6/1.166 2/.000 4/.250 ··· ··· 6/1.200 ··· 4/.500 343/241 .280/.353/.414/.767 .653/.816 .796 63/.881 0/0 7/0
25.Lowell G/S/vP 27/.798 4/.000 7/.286 23/.554 17/1.262 1/.000 4/1.750 1/.000 1/.000 11/.855 3/1.000 10/.400 339/236 .298/.339/.483/.822 .928/.777 .748 57/.990 0/1 11/9
12.Lowrie# G/S/vP 6/.533 2/.500 2/.000 12/.417 4/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 63/47 .140/.206/.228/.434 .741/.333 .531 43/.540 0/0 1/1
41.Martinez# G/S/vP 12/.717 2/.000 2/.500 20/.667 9/1.556 ··· 3/1.000 1/.000 ··· 11/.364 2/.000 4/.500 468/324 .287/.370/.467/.836 .850/.832 .869 91/.739 0/0 16/3
34.Ortiz* G/S/vP 52/.969 3/.333 3/.667 31/.791 15/.481 7/.143 4/3.000 3/.333 ··· 25/.860 1/2.000 22/1.031 421/294 .221/.306/.411/.718 .739/.708 .596 85/.651 0/2 15/1
15.Pedroia G/S/vP 29/.448 4/.500 9/.347 31/.974 17/1.521 2/1.500 8/.125 3/.667 ··· 8/.250 5/1.400 7/.143 487/354 .303/.377/.438/.816 .769/.832 .793 99/.876 14/7 8/6
68.Reddick* G/S/vP ··· 2/.000 ··· 3/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 24/20 .217/.250/.478/.728 1.167/.650 .728 24/.728 0/0 1/0
33.Varitek# G/S/vP 61/.910 4/.000 6/.533 24/.809 7/.629 1/.000 3/.000 1/.000 ··· 36/.785 2/.000 15/.508 336/239 .225/.333/.432/.765 .913/.714 .657 68/.504 0/0 13/3
3.Woodward G/S/vP 18/.958 2/2.000 2/1.000 7/.715 3/.666 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 3/.000 ··· 13/.523 77/46 .232/.289/.246/.536 .268/.719 .442 22/.282 1/0 0/4
20.Youkilis G/S/vP 30/1.249 5/1.400 8/1.025 29/.629 14/.929 2/.000 7/1.119 1/2.000 ··· 12/.717 4/.000 10/.733 408/295 .310/.424/.572/.996 1.076/.967 1.060 91/1.022 4/2 20/4
IP 134.1 53.1 22.2 139.2 115.2 46.0 65.2 11.1 18.0 47.0 31.2 162.2 TOTAL .263/.348/.441/.789 .823/.776 .748 .755 87/29 129/71
ERA-K/9 4.35/6.6 3.38/7.4 5.56/10.7 3.67/7.9 3.73/7.9 4.70/7.0 3.56/9.7 3.18/5.6 7.50/4.5 1.91/10.0 3.41/13.1 3.76/6.8 4.43/7.6

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 580/.270 216/.217 103/.250 600/.234 510/.256 186/.210 273/.227 48/.175 88/.395 182/.205 133/.200 638/.247 .253
OPS .750 .652 .791 .703 .771 .675 .681 .588 .938 .555 .665 .696 .749
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 168/.671 99/.549 54/.634 325/.655 287/.731 105/.624 125/.769 25/.815 46/1.126 88/.490 59/.585 145/.679 .730
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 412/.783 117/.739 49/.976 275/.760 223/.820 81/.744 148/.609 23/.316 42/.728 94/.614 74/.728 493/.702 .763
Home 331/.819 124/.589 50/.866 316/.723 277/.810 100/.524 120/.793 12/1.083 48/.809 114/.561 62/.447 291/.678
Last 28d days 103/.546 43/.713 31/1.146 139/.597 108/.598 34/.796 55/.508 20/.311 88/.938 39/.453 34/.640 143/.923
HR/SB/CS 16/12/6 8/6/2 4/2/0 15/17/9 15/18/7 7/2/1 7/4/1 0/2/0 2/2/0 5/1/0 3/2/2 14/9/6 129/98/40
Usage ····X··· ·X·X···· ·X·····X ·X·····X ··X····· ·ooo···X oo·XX·o· ···X···· ·X··X·X· X·XX···o X·····X·
Yankees Batters (5.58 RS/G) vs. RedSox Pitchers (4.42 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 31.Lester*
G/S/vB
60.Bard
G/S/vB
19.Beckett
G/S/vB
61.Buchholz
G/S/vB
17.Delcarmen
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
53.Cabrera# G/S/vP 14/1.038 ··· 41/.807 6/.167 6/.666 10/.500 9/1.792 2/1.000 5/.500 3/.666 354/234 .282/.345/.453/.797 .872/.760 .804 81/.879 5/2 11/3
24.Cano* G/S/vP 17/.411 1/.000 45/1.010 5/.000 11/.717 12/1.333 12/.606 3/.666 6/.900 2/.000 463/307 .310/.346/.495/.841 .890/.816 .854 89/.866 4/5 16/4
18.Damon* G/S/vP 21/1.113 ··· 48/.842 ··· 5/.400 11/.455 15/.133 6/.167 5/1.400 3/.000 444/302 .282/.366/.508/.873 .759/.930 .941 87/.879 8/0 20/4
17.Hairston G/S/vP 2/.000 ··· 7/.572 ··· ··· ··· 1/no AB 6/.500 ··· 1/no AB 352/242 .257/.313/.397/.710 .744/.695 .774 59/.768 7/3 8/10
14.Hinske* G/S/vP 3/.000 ··· 20/.600 5/.200 3/.333 2/1.000 5/1.000 ··· 1/no AB ··· 157/122 .260/.376/.466/.841 1.000/.798 .932 21/.896 0/0 6/0
2.Jeter G/S/vP 21/.731 ··· 50/.710 3/1.334 7/.453 8/1.071 17/.639 6/1.000 2/.500 3/.000 489/350 .314/.385/.439/.825 1.087/.723 .866 107/.709 19/4 12/6
55.Matsui* G/S/vP 3/.000 1/no AB 24/.640 5/1.800 4/.500 9/.583 6/.000 3/1.167 3/1.000 2/1.000 347/246 .264/.366/.497/.863 .916/.840 .796 76/.794 0/1 16/
26.Molina G/S/vP 13/.993 ··· 13/.308 2/1.500 3/.000 2/.500 3/.833 5/1.000 ··· 1/.000 69/52 .246/.324/.344/.668 .828/.615 .532 17/.508 0/0 1/1
19.Pena# G/S/vP ··· ··· 3/.000 ··· ··· ··· 1/no AB ··· ··· 1/.000 92/75 .267/.308/.349/.657 .180/.766 .540 0/ 3/1 0/3
20.Posada# G/S/vP 9/.583 1/.000 33/.719 5/.200 8/1.167 9/.347 8/.375 2/no AB 5/1.467 1/.000 298/207 .281/.359/.504/.863 .891/.851 1.027 75/.833 1/0 14/6
13.Rodriguez G/S/vP 12/.349 2/1.000 44/.800 5/1.400 8/.625 6/.750 11/1.122 6/.333 3/.333 1/.000 344/250 .261/.390/.512/.902 .938/.889 .892 96/.717 8/1 20/6
33.Swisher# G/S/vP 15/.878 ··· 21/.900 2/.500 7/.429 5/.200 3/.333 3/1.000 2/2.500 1/.000 403/258 .246/.377/.483/.860 .878/.845 .720 69/1.026 0/0 18/6
25.Teixeira# G/S/vP 9/.778 2/.000 21/.458 ··· 4/.250 5/1.100 8/.125 9/.000 3/3.334 1/no AB 487/341 .284/.380/.558/.938 .913/.932 1.034 103/1.002 2/0 28/1
IP 140.0 32.2 150.0 25.1 45.1 46.2 47.1 116.0 48.1 40.0 TOTAL .277/.359/.474/.833 .871/.816 .850 .843 72/21 164/73
ERA-K/9 3.79/10.2 2.20/11.6 3.12/8.3 5.33/6.0 2.98/6.2 2.89/8.3 1.90/9.5 5.20/6.0 2.42/6.1 3.15/7.4 4.17/7.7

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 591/.252 136/.197 610/.231 96/.337 201/.249 193/.216 203/.223 514/.290 199/.216 175/.240 .264
OPS .688 .560 .627 .935 .680 .650 .631 .822 .640 .716 .741
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 158/.757 66/.572 357/.671 44/.897 107/.546 89/.452 114/.489 263/.812 100/.749 92/.513 .735
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 433/.663 70/.548 253/.567 52/.971 94/.827 104/.832 89/.808 251/.833 99/.534 83/.947 .747
Road 292/.679 86/.671 333/.685 68/.988 100/.746 118/.581 103/.653 246/.875 109/.560 92/.746
Last 28d days 113/.633 33/.592 143/.532 96/.935 49/.704 37/.695 33/.468 96/.901 45/.731 38/.591
HR/SB/CS 13/14/6 1/4/0 10/12/2 3/3/0 1/7/1 5/0/0 4/10/1 16/21/2 4/5/0 5/7/2 99/110/20
Usage ····X··· ·X··X··o ·X·····X X·····X· ·X·oo·X· ·X·Xo··X ·X··o··· ···X···· oo··X·X· ·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.