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Game Preview: MIN @ BOS, 7:10pm, Thursday, May 20, 2010 @Fenway Park II

Twins, 24-16, 24-161st, 1 up

SP: Francisco Liriano (26, LHP, 4-2, 2.63)

2010 Gamelogs / 2010 Splits / vs. BOS Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2010 (4-2) 48.0 45 14 14 14 46 0 2.63
2009 (5-13) 136.2 147 93 88 65 122 21 5.80
2008 (6-4) 76.0 74 40 33 32 67 7 3.91
Last 7 GS 4-2 48.0 45 14 14 14 46 0 2.63 60
2010-05-15 @NYY L 6.0 9 3 3 0 7 0 101 49
2010-05-08 BAL L 6.0 10 5 5 1 3 0 94 34
2010-05-02 @CLE W 7.0 8 3 3 3 9 0 123 55
2010-04-27 @DET W 8.0 4 0 0 1 10 0 112 83
2010-04-21 CLE W 8.0 6 0 0 2 6 0 102 74
2010-04-15 BOS W 7.0 4 0 0 2 8 0 96 75
2010-04-09 @CHW ND 6.0 4 3 3 5 3 0 92 50
Last 5 v.BOS 1-2 15.0 19 12 12 6 21 1 7.20 43
2010-04-15 BOS W 7.0 4 0 0 2 8 0 96 75
2009-05-25 BOS L 4.0 11 5 5 0 7 0 84 27
2009-04-22 @BOS L 4.0 4 7 7 4 6 1 74 28
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   12-6    Road:   12-10   ExtrInn: 2-1 
 vsRHP:  15-13   vsLHP:   9-3    1-Run:   6-4 
 vsEast:  6-7    vsCntrl:15-8    vsWest:  3-1  IL: 0-0 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 40 Wed, May 19  @BOS  L   2-3       24-16  1st  1.0 up
 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
 Last 10: 5-5    Last 20:10-10   Last 30:17-13
RedSox, 21-20, 21-204th, 8½ GB, 4½ GB in WC

SP: Jon Lester (26, LHP, 3-2, 3.91)

2010 Gamelogs / 2010 Splits / vs. MIN Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2010 (3-2) 50.2 39 22 22 23 54 4 3.91
2009 (15-8) 203.1 186 80 77 64 225 20 3.41
2008 (16-6) 210.1 202 78 75 66 152 14 3.21
Last 7 GS 3-2 45.2 34 18 18 20 50 4 3.55 59
2010-05-15 @DET ND 7.0 4 4 4 4 10 0 117 59
2010-05-09 NYY W 7.0 4 2 2 2 7 2 102 66
2010-05-04 LAA W 8.0 5 1 1 2 5 0 120 71
2010-04-28 @TOR W 7.0 1 0 0 2 11 0 119 84
2010-04-23 BAL ND 5.2 4 0 0 4 7 0 113 64
2010-04-18 TBR L 6.0 7 7 7 3 5 2 104 32
2010-04-12 @MIN L 5.0 9 4 4 3 5 0 107 35
Last 5 v.MIN 0-2 23.2 32 19 17 10 17 1 6.46 39
2010-04-12 @MIN L 5.0 9 4 4 3 5 0 107 35
2009-05-26 @MIN L 6.0 6 5 5 3 4 1 100 41
2008-07-08 MIN ND 7.1 9 5 5 3 6 0 117 43
2008-05-09 @MIN ND 5.1 8 5 3 1 2 0 94 37
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   13-11   Road:    8-9    ExtrInn: 1-6 
 vsRHP:  12-15   vsLHP:   9-5    1-Run:   9-7 
 vsEast: 10-14   vsCntrl: 5-5    vsWest:  6-1  IL: 0-0 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 41 Wed, May 19   MIN  W   3-2       21-20  4th  8.5 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
 Last 10: 6-4    Last 20:11-9    Last 30:17-13
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Wed, May 19, 2010 BOS  3  MIN  2        W:Clay Buchholz (5-3), L: Scott Baker (4-4), S: Daniel Bard (1)
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
Season Series: 2010 - Tied 2-2; 2009 - BOS won 4-2; 2008 - BOS won 4-3; All-Time - BOS leads 944-917

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  5.78

ATL  4.48

HOU  3.05

RA/G

TBR  3.05

TEX  4.49

PIT  6.03

BA

I. Suzuki  .349

  

M. Teixeira  .213

OBP

K. Youkilis  .459

  

E. Aybar  .299

SLG

V. Wells  .611

  

E. Aybar  .298

OPS

K. Youkilis  1.026

  

E. Aybar  .598

ERA

U. Jimenez  1.12

J. Guthrie  3.86

J. Beckett  7.29

K/9IP

B. Morrow  11.85

S. Marcum  6.53

N. Blackburn  2.51

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

Twins Batters (4.80 RS/G) vs. RedSox Pitchers (5.37 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 31.Lester*
G/S/vB
51.Bard
G/S/vB
17.Delcarmen
G/S/vB
46.Nelson
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 16/.250 0/0 0/1
12.Casilla# G/S/vP 5/.400 ··· 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 38/30 .273/.351/.364/.715 1.375/.516 1.045 33/.835 0/1 0/0
5.Cuddyer G/S/vP 9/.777 3/2.334 1/.000 4/3.250 4/.500 6/.000 3/.333 7/.953 176/123 .266/.324/.424/.748 .938/.671 .684 106/.653 2/0 5/0
23.Harris G/S/vP 19/1.166 ··· 4/.500 ··· 3/.666 3/.666 4/.500 ··· 83/58 .181/.277/.264/.541 .457/.579 .527 51/.469 0/0 1/0
1.Hudson# G/S/vP 3/.666 1/.000 ··· ··· 1/no AB 3/.000 6/.000 8/.393 177/119 .288/.366/.378/.744 .748/.741 .750 106/.757 3/0 2/2
16.Kubel* G/S/vP 9/.583 1/.000 2/.500 6/.167 2/.000 7/1.000 3/.666 2/1.000 132/99 .223/.341/.330/.671 .594/.691 .755 72/.700 0/0 3/1
7.Mauer* G/S/vP 13/.802 2/.000 4/.833 1/5.000 5/.650 6/1.133 4/.000 6/1.000 135/87 .356/.422/.517/.939 1.023/.894 1.002 72/.933 1/0 2/1
33.Morneau* G/S/vP 13/.968 2/no AB 5/1.000 5/.400 10/.311 7/.953 3/2.000 5/.400 168/105 .365/.482/.686/1.168 1.078/1.227 1.254 97/1.252 0/0 11/0
8.Punto# G/S/vP 9/.666 1/3.000 6/1.000 4/.000 1/.000 4/1.167 7/1.100 1/.000 84/58 .243/.289/.311/.600 .438/.601 .425 56/.541 3/0 0/0
2.Span* G/S/vP 9/1.067 1/no AB 1/2.000 1/.000 2/.000 3/.500 3/.666 1/.000 190/133 .265/.362/.364/.726 .855/.670 .550 115/.724 9/1 1/1
25.Thome* G/S/vP 3/1.334 3/.000 2/.500 2/.500 2/.000 6/.000 6/1.500 19/.439 95/68 .241/.368/.494/.862 .619/.967 .980 66/.870 0/0 5/0
21.Young G/S/vP 24/.440 1/3.000 3/.000 ··· 2/.000 6/.666 7/.143 ··· 122/84 .255/.311/.445/.757 .857/.713 .795 74/.821 2/1 4/1
IP 50.2 22.0 20.0 13.2 20.0 16.0 13.2 TOTAL .272/.353/.422/.776 .813/.759 .782 .778 20/4 38/12
ERA-K/9 3.91/9.6 2.45/10.6 2.25/5.0 /0.0 5.27/7.2 3.15/6.8 5.06/6.2 7.90/8.5 4.87/7.2

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

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 213/.214 90/.182 80/.149 / 65/.316 84/.194 72/.277 68/.333 .258  Span
 Cuddyer
 Young
 Kubel
0/40/0/3
0/1/37/2
31/0/0/2
13/0/4/2
OPS .659 .594 .532 .884 .690 .870 .935 .758
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 49/.762 47/.334 37/.491 / 28/.771 44/.777 31/.958 29/.914 .771
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 164/.628 43/.877 43/.567 / 37/.951 40/.590 41/.806 39/.952 .747
Home 134/.715 48/.438 51/.635 / 40/.717 44/.559 42/.897 51/.806
Last 28d days 133/.527 53/.722 54/.522 / 39/.996 51/.809 37/.883 35/1.198
HR/SB/CS 4/6/2 3/2/0 2/0/0 // 2/0/0 3/2/0 3/0/0 2/3/0 44/48/10
Usage ····X··· XoX··X·· ·X··X··X ·X··Xo·· ·XX·X··· ·o··o··· ···oo··o
RedSox Batters (5.20 RS/G) vs. Twins Pitchers (3.95 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 47.Liriano*
G/S/vB
31.Burnett
G/S/vB
28.Crain
G/S/vB
54.Guerrier
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/.637 1/.000 14/.972 10/1.278 3/1.167 1/.000 3/.000 158/112 .309/.342/.416/.758 .557/.841 .749 99/.862 1/1 2/7
7.Drew* G/S/vP 8/.393 1/.000 4/.250 6/.334 7/2.000 2/.000 4/.000 163/108 .279/.362/.479/.841 .573/.985 .769 101/1.030 1/1 6/0
22.Hall G/S/vP 11/.384 ··· 3/.000 3/.333 1/.000 1/.000 4/.000 72/36 .210/.310/.371/.681 .725/.637 .610 51/.729 1/0 3/2
32.Hermida* G/S/vP 3/.000 ··· 1/3.000 ··· 3/.666 ··· 11/.455 101/85 .228/.297/.424/.721 .464/.767 .758 64/.634 1/0 4/3
25.Lowell G/S/vP 5/1.200 ··· 2/2.000 7/.714 6/.733 ··· 4/.000 66/36 .259/.348/.397/.745 .670/.808 1.026 43/.694 0/0 1/0
41.Martinez# G/S/vP 16/1.038 2/2.000 13/.490 13/.481 11/1.212 3/1.666 4/1.167 156/113 .234/.288/.379/.668 1.119/.496 .795 94/.649 0/0 5/1
54.McDonald G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 97/62 .261/.316/.409/.725 1.070/.529 .811 87/.616 1/0 3/1
34.Ortiz* G/S/vP 3/1.000 1/3.000 5/.400 5/3.050 10/1.089 ··· 7/.714 121/91 .248/.314/.523/.837 .633/.904 .667 76/1.045 0/1 8/0
15.Pedroia G/S/vP 9/1.542 2/.000 1/2.000 4/1.000 4/.500 2/1.000 ··· 190/138 .287/.360/.518/.878 .632/.963 .783 114/.847 2/1 8/0
16.Scutaro G/S/vP 9/.333 1/.000 6/.334 10/1.278 7/.453 2/1.000 1/2.000 187/134 .267/.359/.342/.700 .730/.688 .694 119/.720 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/.250 ··· 2/.000 6/1.917 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 8/.750 2/1.000 5/1.100 6/.500 3/1.167 2/no AB 2/.000 181/136 .319/.459/.567/1.026 1.657/.851 1.035 110/1.169 1/0 7/0
IP 48.0 20.0 16.0 18.0 11.2 6.1 15.0 TOTAL .270/.349/.452/.801 .814/.796 .789 .837 11/6 56/32
ERA-K/9 2.63/8.6 3.15/8.6 7.31/6.8 2.00/5.5 3.09/10.0 4.26/5.7 1.80/7.2 3.90/6.7

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Martinez (35-7-1)
 Varitek (13-3-0)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 196/.250 87/.267 71/.303 70/.206 45/.209 27/.333 60/.246 .273  McDonald
 Hermida
 Hall
 Van Every
 Drew
5/27/0/4
29/0/2/1
19/4/2/1
3/12/5/0
0/0/39/0
OPS .613 .760 .928 .557 .571 1.010 .605 .742
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 39/.333 36/.870 27/1.287 31/.540 22/.279 9/1.232 30/.747 .718
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 157/.687 51/.683 44/.708 39/.571 23/.850 18/.918 30/.457 .759
Road 110/.644 39/.770 48/.834 46/.638 26/.846 22/.983 38/.667
Last 28d days 114/.683 64/.788 44/.973 43/.744 31/.710 11/.455 33/.648
HR/SB/CS 0/2/1 0/2/0 3/1/0 1/1/1 2/1/0 2/0/1 1/0/1 36/18/10
Usage ····X··· X·X··X·· ·oX·X··· ··oo·o·o ·X··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.