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Game Preview: MIN @ BOS, 7:10pm, Wednesday, May 19, 2010 @Fenway Park II

Twins, 24-15, 24-151st, 2 up

SP: Scott Baker (28, RHP, 4-3, 4.93)

2010 Gamelogs / 2010 Splits / vs. BOS Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2010 (4-3) 49.1 56 27 27 11 43 6 4.93
2009 (15-9) 200.0 190 99 97 48 162 28 4.37
2008 (11-4) 172.1 161 66 66 42 141 20 3.45
Last 7 GS 4-2 44.2 51 23 23 8 40 5 4.63 51
2010-05-14 @NYY L 6.0 10 5 5 1 9 1 100 40
2010-05-08 BAL W 8.0 3 1 1 0 8 1 97 80
2010-05-03 DET W 7.0 7 3 3 2 6 0 102 55
2010-04-28 @DET ND 4.0 9 5 5 3 5 1 80 26
2010-04-22 CLE L 5.2 10 6 6 1 3 1 92 27
2010-04-16 KCR W 7.0 7 2 2 0 6 1 92 61
2010-04-10 @CHW W 7.0 5 1 1 1 3 0 99 65
Last 5 v.BOS 0-1 11.2 15 6 6 3 9 3 4.63 47
2009-04-22 @BOS L 4.2 10 6 6 1 2 3 92 21
2008-07-07 @BOS ND 7.0 5 0 0 2 7 0 94 72
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   12-6    Road:   12-9    ExtrInn: 2-1 
 vsRHP:  15-12   vsLHP:   9-3    1-Run:   6-3 
 vsEast:  6-6    vsCntrl:15-8    vsWest:  3-1  IL: 0-0 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 39 Tue, May 18  @TOR  L   2-11      24-15  1st  2.0 up
 38 Mon, May 17  @TOR  W   8-3       24-14  1st  2.0 up
 37 Sun, May 16  @NYY  W   6-3       23-14  1st  1.5 up
 36 Sat, May 15  @NYY  L   1-7       22-14  1st  1.5 up
 35 Fri, May 14  @NYY  L   4-8       22-13  1st  2.5 up
 34 Wed, May 12   CHW  W   3-2       22-12  1st  3.0 up
 33 Tue, May 11   CHW  L   2-5       21-12  1st  2.5 up
 32 Sun, May  9   BAL  W   6-0       21-11  1st  3.5 up
 31 Sat, May  8   BAL  W   6-1       20-11  1st  2.5 up
 30 Sat, May  8   BAL  L   3-7       19-11  1st  2.5 up
 Last 10: 5-5    Last 20:11-9    Last 30:18-12
RedSox, 20-20, 20-204th, 8½ GB, 5½ GB in WC

SP: Clay Buchholz (25, RHP, 4-3, 3.46)

2010 Gamelogs / 2010 Splits / vs. MIN Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2010 (4-3) 41.2 43 22 16 22 28 2 3.46
2009 (7-4) 92.0 91 44 43 36 68 13 4.21
2008 (2-9) 76.0 93 63 57 41 72 11 6.75
Last 7 GS 4-3 41.2 43 22 16 22 28 2 3.46 49
2010-05-14 @DET W 6.1 3 1 1 5 3 0 111 61
2010-05-08 NYY L 5.0 9 6 5 5 1 1 93 23
2010-05-03 LAA W 5.2 8 4 4 3 2 0 109 36
2010-04-27 @TOR W 8.0 7 1 1 2 4 0 117 66
2010-04-22 TEX L 6.2 6 3 3 1 10 0 114 59
2010-04-17 TBR L 5.0 3 4 0 4 7 0 108 56
2010-04-11 @KCR W 5.0 7 3 2 2 1 1 94 42
Last 5 v.MIN 0-1 4.1 8 7 7 5 4 0 14.54 18
2008-05-12 @MIN L 4.1 8 7 7 5 4 0 89 18
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   12-11   Road:    8-9    ExtrInn: 1-6 
 vsRHP:  11-15   vsLHP:   9-5    1-Run:   8-7 
 vsEast: 10-14   vsCntrl: 4-5    vsWest:  6-1  IL: 0-0 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 40 Tue, May 18  @NYY  W   7-6       20-20  4th  8.5 gb
 39 Mon, May 17  @NYY  L   9-11      19-20  4th  8.5 gb
 38 Sun, May 16  @DET  L   1-5       19-19  4th  7.5 gb
 37 Sat, May 15  @DET  L   6-7 (12)  19-18  4th  6.5 gb
 36 Fri, May 14  @DET  W   7-2       19-17  4th  5.5 gb
 35 Wed, May 12   TOR  L   2-3       18-17  4th  6.5 gb
 34 Tue, May 11   TOR  W   6-1       18-16  4th  5.5 gb
 33 Mon, May 10   TOR  W   7-6       17-16  4th  5.5 gb
 32 Sun, May  9   NYY  W   9-3       16-16  4th  6.5 gb
 31 Sat, May  8   NYY  L   3-14      15-16  4th  7.5 gb
 Last 10: 5-5    Last 20:11-9    Last 30:16-14
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Thu, Apr 15, 2010 MIN  8  BOS  0        W:Francisco Liriano (1-0), L: Tim Wakefield (0-1), S: none
Wed, Apr 14, 2010 BOS  6 @MIN  3        W:John Lackey (1-0), L: Kevin Slowey (1-1), S: Jonathan Papelbon (3)
Mon, Apr 12, 2010 MIN  5  BOS  2        W:Carl Pavano (2-0), L: Jon Lester (0-1), S: Jon Rauch (5)

Thu, May 28, 2009 BOS  3 @MIN  1        W:Josh Beckett (5-2), L: Anthony Swarzak (1-1), S: Jonathan Papelbon (13)
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
Season Series: 2010 - MIN leads 2-1; 2009 - BOS won 4-2; 2008 - BOS won 4-3; All-Time - BOS leads 943-917

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 2010 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

NYY  5.77

ATL  4.46

HOU  2.95

RA/G

TBR  2.97

DET  4.56

ARI  6.10

BA

M. Young  .298

  

R. Weeks  .250

OBP

D. Pedroia  .362

  

D. Jeter  .315

SLG

D. Pedroia  .525

  

M. Scutaro  .342

OPS

D. Pedroia  .887

  

M. Scutaro  .700

ERA

U. Jimenez  1.12

J. Santana  3.72

M. Scherzer  7.29

K/9IP

B. Morrow  11.85

B. Myers  6.50

N. Blackburn  2.51

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

Twins Batters (4.87 RS/G) vs. RedSox Pitchers (5.45 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 11.Buchholz
G/S/vB
51.Bard
G/S/vB
17.Delcarmen
G/S/vB
37.Okajima*
G/S/vB
58.Papelbon
G/S/vB
56.Ramirez
G/S/vB
60.Schoeneweis*
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
41.Butera G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 23/13 .136/.136/.136/.273 .200/.333 .133 19/.316 0/0 0/1
12.Casilla# G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 38/30 .273/.351/.364/.715 1.375/.516 1.045 36/.759 0/1 0/0
5.Cuddyer G/S/vP 3/1.334 2/2.500 1/.000 4/.500 6/.000 3/.333 7/.953 172/119 .266/.326/.429/.754 .938/.677 .692 105/.639 2/0 5/0
23.Harris G/S/vP 3/.666 ··· 4/.500 3/.666 3/.666 4/.500 ··· 81/56 .186/.284/.271/.555 .457/.601 .552 52/.460 0/0 1/0
1.Hudson# G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 1/no AB 3/.000 6/.000 8/.393 173/115 .289/.368/.382/.750 .748/.750 .760 105/.758 3/0 2/2
16.Kubel* G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 2/.500 2/.000 7/1.000 3/.666 2/1.000 129/96 .229/.349/.339/.688 .594/.714 .791 73/.689 0/0 3/1
7.Mauer* G/S/vP 3/2.000 1/.000 4/.833 5/.650 6/1.133 4/.000 6/1.000 131/83 .360/.427/.518/.945 1.023/.901 1.015 68/.944 0/0 2/1
33.Morneau* G/S/vP 3/1.334 1/no AB 5/1.000 10/.311 7/.953 3/2.000 5/.400 164/101 .366/.482/.694/1.176 1.078/1.242 1.271 96/1.302 0/0 11/0
8.Punto# G/S/vP ··· 1/3.000 6/1.000 1/.000 4/1.167 7/1.100 1/.000 81/55 .250/.288/.319/.607 .438/.611 .427 53/.549 3/0 0/0
2.Span* G/S/vP ··· 1/no AB 1/2.000 2/.000 3/.500 3/.666 1/.000 186/129 .259/.359/.354/.713 .855/.650 .520 115/.696 9/1 1/1
25.Thome* G/S/vP 5/1.400 2/.000 2/.500 2/.000 6/.000 6/1.500 19/.439 91/64 .253/.385/.520/.905 .619/1.038 1.066 65/.909 0/0 5/0
21.Young G/S/vP 3/.666 1/3.000 3/.000 2/.000 6/.666 7/.143 ··· 121/83 .257/.314/.450/.764 .857/.722 .808 74/.821 2/1 4/1
IP 41.2 21.0 20.0 13.2 20.0 16.0 13.2 TOTAL .274/.356/.426/.782 .813/.768 .793 .777 19/4 38/12
ERA-K/9 3.46/6.0 2.57/11.1 2.25/5.0 5.27/7.2 3.15/6.8 5.06/6.2 7.90/8.5 4.94/7.2

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Butera (3-3-1)
 Mauer (11-7-1)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 185/.269 85/.178 80/.149 65/.316 84/.194 72/.277 68/.333 .260  Span
 Cuddyer
 Young
 Kubel
0/39/0/3
0/1/36/2
31/0/0/2
12/0/4/2
OPS .711 .591 .532 .884 .690 .870 .935 .764
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 94/.744 43/.341 37/.491 28/.771 44/.777 31/.958 29/.914 .779
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 91/.676 42/.848 43/.567 37/.951 40/.590 41/.806 39/.952 .751
Home 102/.788 43/.414 51/.635 40/.717 44/.559 42/.897 51/.806
Last 28d days 138/.699 48/.729 54/.522 39/.996 51/.809 40/.893 41/1.047
HR/SB/CS 2/4/2 3/2/0 2/0/0 2/0/0 3/2/0 3/0/0 2/3/0 44/47/10
Usage ····X··· oX··X··· X··X··X· X··Xo··o XX·X···· o··o···X ··oo··o·
RedSox Batters (5.25 RS/G) vs. Twins Pitchers (3.97 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 30.Baker
G/S/vB
31.Burnett
G/S/vB
28.Crain
G/S/vB
54.Guerrier
G/S/vB
47.Liriano*
G/S/vB
32.Mahay*
G/S/vB
50.Mijares*
G/S/vB
60.Rauch
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
29.Beltre G/S/vP 23/.939 1/.000 14/.972 10/1.278 23/.637 3/1.167 1/.000 3/.000 154/109 .303/.338/.414/.751 .570/.827 .737 98/.850 1/1 2/7
7.Drew* G/S/vP 6/1.667 ··· 4/.250 6/.334 8/.393 7/2.000 2/.000 4/.000 159/104 .287/.371/.493/.864 .573/1.028 .806 101/1.052 1/1 6/0
22.Hall G/S/vP 12/1.083 ··· 3/.000 3/.333 11/.384 1/.000 1/.000 4/.000 68/33 .207/.313/.379/.693 .748/.634 .622 50/.744 1/0 3/2
32.Hermida* G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/3.000 ··· 3/.000 3/.666 ··· 11/.455 97/82 .227/.299/.432/.731 .497/.772 .779 60/.644 1/0 4/2
25.Lowell G/S/vP 6/2.267 ··· 2/2.000 7/.714 5/1.200 6/.733 ··· 4/.000 66/36 .259/.348/.397/.745 .670/.808 1.026 47/.631 0/0 1/0
41.Martinez# G/S/vP 29/.562 1/2.000 13/.490 13/.481 16/1.038 11/1.212 3/1.666 4/1.167 152/109 .227/.283/.376/.659 1.119/.477 .785 94/.664 0/0 5/1
54.McDonald G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 94/59 .259/.315/.412/.727 1.070/.521 .820 87/.607 1/0 3/1
34.Ortiz* G/S/vP 3/.666 1/3.000 5/.400 5/3.050 3/1.000 10/1.089 ··· 7/.714 117/88 .248/.316/.505/.821 .656/.875 .626 72/1.031 0/1 7/0
15.Pedroia G/S/vP 6/.334 1/.000 1/2.000 4/1.000 9/1.542 4/.500 2/1.000 ··· 186/134 .288/.362/.525/.887 .632/.979 .794 114/.828 2/1 8/0
16.Scutaro G/S/vP 2/.500 1/.000 6/.334 10/1.278 9/.333 7/.453 2/1.000 1/2.000 187/134 .267/.359/.342/.700 .730/.688 .694 123/.695 1/2 2/6
44.Van Every* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 21/17 .211/.286/.421/.707 .000/.886 .322 21/.707 0/0 1/0
33.Varitek# G/S/vP 4/1.250 ··· 2/.000 6/1.917 4/.250 8/1.333 1/.000 1/2.000 47/34 .317/.404/.805/1.209 1.462/1.106 1.167 27/1.172 0/0 6/0
20.Youkilis G/S/vP 7/.953 1/.000 5/1.100 6/.500 8/.750 3/1.167 2/no AB 2/.000 177/132 .319/.458/.572/1.030 1.657/.851 1.043 110/1.152 1/0 7/0
IP 49.1 19.1 16.0 18.0 48.0 11.2 6.1 15.0 TOTAL .270/.350/.454/.804 .822/.796 .793 .829 11/6 55/30
ERA-K/9 4.93/7.8 3.26/8.9 7.31/6.8 2.00/5.5 2.63/8.6 3.09/10.0 4.26/5.7 1.80/7.2 3.91/6.7

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Martinez (34-7-1)
 Varitek (13-3-0)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 209/.283 83/.254 71/.303 70/.206 196/.250 45/.209 27/.333 60/.246 .272  McDonald
 Hermida
 Hall
 Drew
 Van Every
4/26/0/4
28/0/2/1
19/4/2/1
0/0/38/0
3/11/5/0
OPS .795 .748 .928 .557 .613 .571 1.010 .605 .743
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 99/.828 34/.860 27/1.287 31/.540 39/.333 22/.279 9/1.232 30/.747 .719
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 110/.765 49/.670 44/.708 39/.571 157/.687 23/.850 18/.918 30/.457 .760
Road 99/.901 35/.739 48/.834 46/.638 110/.644 26/.846 22/.983 38/.667
Last 28d days 134/.863 64/.820 44/.973 46/.692 114/.683 35/.681 11/.455 36/.593
HR/SB/CS 6/1/1 0/2/0 3/1/0 1/1/1 0/2/1 2/1/0 2/0/1 1/0/1 35/18/10
Usage ····X··· ·X··X··X oX·X···o ·oo·o·o· ···X···· X··o···o X··oo··· ··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.