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Game Preview: DET @ BOS, 4:10pm, Saturday, July 31, 2010 @Fenway Park II

Tigers, 52-50, 52-50 3rd, 6 GB, 12 GB in WC

SP: Max Scherzer (25, RHP, 7-8, 4.45)

2010 Gamelogs / 2010 Splits / vs. BOS Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2010 (7-8) 111.1 104 61 55 47 108 15 4.45
2009 (9-11) 170.1 166 94 78 63 174 20 4.12
2008 (0-4) 56.0 48 24 19 21 66 5 3.05
Last 7 GS 4-2 45.1 27 11 10 22 49 3 1.99 64
2010-07-26 @TBR L 5.2 2 4 3 4 8 1 108 55
2010-07-21 TEX W 7.0 4 0 0 3 5 0 123 71
2010-07-16 @CLE L 5.0 5 4 4 5 7 1 109 43
2010-07-07 BAL W 7.0 6 1 1 2 6 0 103 65
2010-07-02 SEA W 8.0 3 1 1 2 7 1 110 77
2010-06-26 @ATL ND 5.2 3 0 0 4 8 0 102 67
2010-06-20 ARI W 7.0 4 1 1 2 8 0 118 71
Last 5 v.BOS 0-1 5.0 6 6 6 2 1 3 10.80 30
2010-05-14 BOS L 5.0 6 6 6 2 1 3 109 30
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   35-17   Road:   17-33   ExtrInn: 3-3 
 vsRHP:  34-39   vsLHP:  18-11   1-Run:  12-14
 vsEast: 11-8    vsCntrl:16-21   vsWest: 14-14 IL:11-7 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
102 Fri, Jul 30  @BOS  W   6-5       52-50  3rd  6.0 gb
101 Thu, Jul 29  @TBR  L   2-4       51-50  3rd  6.0 gb
100 Wed, Jul 28  @TBR  L   4-7       51-49  3rd  5.0 gb
 99 Tue, Jul 27  @TBR  L   2-3       51-48  3rd  4.0 gb
 98 Mon, Jul 26  @TBR  L   0-5       51-47  3rd  3.0 gb
 97 Sun, Jul 25   TOR  W   6-5       51-46  3rd  2.0 gb
 96 Sun, Jul 25   TOR  L   3-5       50-46  3rd  2.0 gb
 95 Sat, Jul 24   TOR  L   2-3       50-45  3rd  2.5 gb
 94 Thu, Jul 22   TOR  W   5-2       50-44  2nd  2.0 gb
 93 Wed, Jul 21   TEX  W   4-1       49-44  2nd  2.5 gb
 Last 10: 4-6    Last 20: 7-13   Last 30:13-17
RedSox, 58-45, 58-45 3rd, 7½ GB, 6½ GB in WC

SP: Daisuke Matsuzaka (29, RHP, 7-3, 4.09)

2010 Gamelogs / 2010 Splits / vs. DET Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2010 (7-3) 83.2 70 40 38 42 69 5 4.09
2009 (4-6) 59.1 81 38 38 30 54 10 5.76
2008 (18-3) 167.2 128 58 54 94 154 12 2.90
Last 7 GS 3-1 42.2 33 14 13 21 37 2 2.74 57
2010-07-25 @SEA ND 6.0 4 1 1 5 4 0 110 59
2010-07-19 @OAK W 6.2 2 1 1 2 6 1 89 70
2010-07-11 @TOR W 6.0 6 2 2 0 5 1 88 57
2010-07-05 @TBR ND 5.0 8 5 4 4 4 0 112 33
2010-06-30 TBR L 6.0 4 3 3 4 7 0 111 55
2010-06-24 @COL ND 5.0 5 2 2 4 6 0 105 51
2010-06-07 @CLE W 8.0 4 0 0 2 5 0 112 77
Last 5 v.DET 4-1 30.2 28 9 9 16 23 4 2.64 55
2009-06-02 @DET W 5.0 6 1 1 3 6 0 96 54
2008-05-05 @DET W 5.0 2 1 1 8 1 0 109 52
2008-04-08 DET W 6.2 4 0 0 4 7 0 108 69
2007-07-08 @DET L 5.0 10 6 6 1 4 3 90 26
2007-05-14 DET W 9.0 6 1 1 0 5 1 124 76
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   30-21   Road:   28-24   ExtrInn: 4-8 
 vsRHP:  39-30   vsLHP:  19-15   1-Run:  17-17
 vsEast: 20-21   vsCntrl:10-10   vsWest: 15-9  IL:13-5 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
103 Fri, Jul 30   DET  L   5-6       58-45  3rd  7.5 gb
102 Wed, Jul 28  @LAA  W   7-3       58-44  3rd  7.0 gb
101 Tue, Jul 27  @LAA  W   4-2       57-44  3rd  7.0 gb
100 Mon, Jul 26  @LAA  W   6-3       56-44  3rd  8.0 gb
 99 Sun, Jul 25  @SEA  L   2-4       55-44  3rd  8.0 gb
 98 Sat, Jul 24  @SEA  L   1-5       55-43  3rd  7.0 gb
 97 Fri, Jul 23  @SEA  W   2-1       55-42  3rd  7.0 gb
 96 Thu, Jul 22  @SEA  W   8-6 (13)  54-42  3rd  7.0 gb
 95 Wed, Jul 21  @OAK  L   4-6       53-42  3rd  7.0 gb
 94 Tue, Jul 20  @OAK  L   4-5 (10)  53-41  3rd  6.0 gb
 Last 10: 5-5    Last 20: 9-11   Last 30:15-15
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Fri, Jul 30, 2010 DET  6 @BOS  5        W:Robbie Weinhardt (1-1), L: Jon Lester (11-6), S: none
Sun, May 16, 2010 DET  5  BOS  1        W:Armando Galarraga (1-0), L: John Lackey (4-2), S: none
Sat, May 15, 2010 DET  7  BOS  6 (12)   W:Jose Valverde (1-1), L: Manny Delcarmen (1-2), S: none
Fri, May 14, 2010 BOS  7 @DET  2        W:Clay Buchholz (4-3), L: Max Scherzer (1-4), S: none

Thu, Aug 13, 2009 DET  2 @BOS  0        W:Justin Verlander (13-6), L: Clay Buchholz (1-3), S: Fernando Rodney (24)
Wed, Aug 12, 2009 BOS  8  DET  2        W:Josh Beckett (14-4), L: Zach Miner (5-3), S: none
Tue, Aug 11, 2009 BOS  7  DET  5        W:Junichi Tazawa (1-1), L: Chris Lambert (0-1), S: none
Mon, Aug 10, 2009 BOS  6  DET  5        W:Ramon Ramirez (6-3), L: Zach Miner (5-2), S: Jonathan Papelbon (28)
Thu, Jun 04, 2009 BOS  6 @DET  3        W:Tim Wakefield (7-3), L: Dontrelle Willis (1-3), S: Jonathan Papelbon (14)
Wed, Jun 03, 2009 BOS 10 @DET  5        W:Josh Beckett (6-2), L: Armando Galarraga (3-6), S: none
Season Series: 2010 - DET over 3-1; 2009 - BOS won 6-1; 2008 - BOS won 5-2; All-Time - BOS leads 1011-947

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  5.47

SFG  4.47

SEA  3.31

RA/G

SDP  3.44

FLA  4.38

ARI  5.68

BA

J. Hamilton  .362

J. Damon  .281

L. Valbuena  .160

OBP

J. Morneau  .437

K. Fukudome  .356

B. Wood  .185

SLG

M. Cabrera  .651

J. Mauer  .462

B. Wood  .225

OPS

M. Cabrera  1.077

B. Phillips  .810

B. Wood  .411

ERA

J. Johnson  1.72

B. Cecil  3.89

N. Blackburn  6.66

K/9IP

B. Morrow  9.96

K. Millwood  6.87

N. Blackburn  3.03

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

Tigers Batters (4.40 RS/G) vs. RedSox Pitchers (4.57 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 18.Matsuzaka
G/S/vB
48.Atchison
G/S/vB
51.Bard
G/S/vB
64.Bowden
G/S/vB
53.Cabrera
G/S/vB
17.Delcarmen
G/S/vB
61.Doubront*
G/S/vB
59.Manuel
G/S/vB
37.Okajima*
G/S/vB
58.Papelbon
G/S/vB
56.Ramirez
G/S/vB
62.Richardson*
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
13.Avila* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/3.000 ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 1/3.000 1/.000 ··· 187/168 .210/.294/.311/.605 .388/.629 .534 45/.460 2/0 4/3
26.Boesch* G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/2.000 1/3.000 ··· ··· 331/244 .299/.363/.503/.866 1.152/.764 .769 94/.526 3/0 12/5
24.Cabrera G/S/vP 8/.833 2/1.000 2/.000 ··· 2/.000 7/.143 ··· ··· 2/2.000 6/.334 4/1.167 ··· 428/326 .349/.425/.651/1.077 1.141/1.055 1.047 99/1.177 2/3 25/9
18.Damon* G/S/vP 23/.835 ··· 2/2.500 1/no AB 3/3.000 7/.429 ··· ··· 12/.417 16/.125 6/1.166 ··· 391/298 .281/.373/.432/.805 .818/.800 .763 85/.945 7/1 7/2
9.Guillen# G/S/vP 13/.763 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 5/.450 2/.500 ··· ··· 4/.000 4/.750 4/1.250 ··· 246/184 .280/.337/.427/.764 .659/.800 .767 52/.695 1/2 5/4
15.Inge G/S/vP 10/.311 1/.000 1/no AB ··· 14/.368 6/.334 ··· ··· 3/1.667 8/.875 4/.500 ··· 354/259 .263/.342/.413/.755 .779/.747 .643 45/.900 2/3 6/6
14.Jackson G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 1/2.000 1/.000 ··· ··· 405/292 .311/.359/.423/.782 .565/.865 .754 96/.868 16/4 1/5
32.Kelly* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 138/124 .205/.248/.252/.500 .468/.503 .483 35/.441 1/0 1/3
12.Laird G/S/vP 6/.900 ··· ··· ··· 2/.000 3/1.333 ··· ··· 7/.143 4/.000 3/1.500 ··· 219/131 .186/.244/.261/.506 .453/.540 .450 43/.430 2/1 3/4
19.Larish* G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 2/.500 1/.000 ··· 10/6 .200/.200/.200/.400 .500/.333 .500 10/.400 0/0 0/0
30.Ordonez G/S/vP 13/.481 ··· 2/1.000 ··· 9/.111 3/3.000 ··· ··· 6/1.500 8/.536 4/.750 ··· 365/284 .303/.378/.474/.852 1.171/.763 .804 68/.753 1/0 12/3
Peralta G/S/vP 12/.083 ··· 4/.500 1/.000 ··· 5/.650 ··· ··· 3/.000 7/.000 6/.900 ··· 378/269 .251/.315/.411/.726 .815/.691 .817 67/.805 1/0 9/5
25.Raburn G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 3/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 2/.500 ··· 182/103 .211/.287/.329/.616 .774/.495 .604 53/.493 1/1 2/3
28.Rhymes* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 26/19 .308/.308/.462/.769 1.571/.474 .909 26/.769 0/1 0/0
39.Santiago# G/S/vP 2/.500 ··· 1/no AB ··· 1/.000 1/no AB ··· ··· 4/.500 2/.000 3/.667 ··· 263/215 .273/.352/.330/.682 .837/.647 .714 62/.704 1/0 2/6
20.Sizemore G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/no AB ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 135/101 .205/.282/.282/.564 .379/.628 .560 20/.450 0/0 1/7
29.Worth G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 112/64 .243/.284/.350/.634 .729/.563 .596 47/.717 1/2 2/0
IP 83.2 36.1 49.0 2.1 1.1 37.0 15.1 7.0 31.0 43.1 42.1 7.0 TOTAL .271/.340/.416/.755 .796/.741 .720 .744 42/19 85/88
ERA-K/9 4.09/7.4 4.21/6.7 1.84/9.4 0.00/7.8 20.25/0.0 4.86/6.1 4.11/5.9 3.86/3.9 5.81/7.0 2.91/7.7 4.46/6.6 2.57/6.4 4.21/7.0

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Avila (26-13-2)
 Laird (40-19-3)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 358/.226 148/.233 188/.156 10/.333 7/.400 164/.217 72/.286 28/.200 152/.351 176/.197 178/.250 33/.321 .251  Ordonez
 Jackson
 Boesch
 Damon
 Raburn
 Kelly
 Guillen
0/0/71/7
0/91/0/6
44/0/33/4
31/4/0/2
24/7/8/1
43/9/1/0
4/0/0/0
OPS .656 .705 .483 1.067 1.571 .694 .779 .806 .947 .641 .768 .965 .722
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 197/.637 75/.853 95/.368 5/1.850 2/.500 76/.641 21/.396 8/.708 70/.874 95/.757 75/.780 16/1.108 .746
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 161/.675 73/.553 93/.593 5/.400 5/1.850 88/.739 51/.943 20/.829 82/1.010 81/.501 103/.758 17/.796 .700
Home 129/.641 87/.671 76/.388 3/.000 7/1.571 93/.691 48/.780 15/.872 72/.856 83/.533 91/.874 19/1.099
Last 28d days 101/.666 42/.711 35/.358 10/1.067 7/1.571 19/.835 47/.773 23/.689 26/1.129 35/.388 40/.719 21/.852
HR/SB/CS 5/13/4 4/5/2 4/3/0 0/0/0 1/0/0 5/0/0 0/1/0 2/0/0 5/1/1 6/3/0 6/3/1 2/1/0 93/105/27
Usage ·····X·· ····X··X ···o·X·o ········ ········ ··X···o· ········ ········ ·····o·· ···oX··X X·o··o·· ········
RedSox Batters (5.21 RS/G) vs. Tigers Pitchers (4.58 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 37.Scherzer
G/S/vB
38.Bonderman
G/S/vB
40.Coke*
G/S/vB
53.Fien
G/S/vB
58.Galarraga
G/S/vB
21.Gonzalez
G/S/vB
41.Oliver*
G/S/vB
45.Perry
G/S/vB
55.Schlereth*
G/S/vB
36.Thomas*
G/S/vB
46.Valverde
G/S/vB
34.Weinhardt
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
29.Beltre G/S/vP 2/.000 21/1.081 2/.000 ··· 5/.400 3/2.167 ··· ··· ··· 1/2.000 5/2.100 1/.000 411/292 .332/.372/.555/.927 .993/.901 .853 90/.946 2/1 17/15
68.Brown G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 11/5 .182/.182/.182/.364 .000/.800 .000 11/.364 0/0 0/0
23.Cameron G/S/vP 6/.833 5/.600 ··· ··· 4/.500 6/1.300 ··· ··· 1/2.000 ··· 15/.557 1/.000 180/132 .259/.328/.401/.729 1.128/.588 .758 65/.821 0/1 4/2
36.Cash G/S/vP ··· 5/1.200 1/2.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 113/82 .178/.252/.248/.500 .586/.467 .387 45/.394 0/0 2/0
7.Drew* G/S/vP 2/1.000 13/1.007 4/.500 ··· 8/.821 5/1.600 ··· ··· ··· 2/.000 11/1.736 ··· 352/238 .268/.352/.464/.816 .494/.972 .867 76/.600 2/1 12/0
22.Hall G/S/vP 3/1.667 4/.500 ··· ··· 2/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 8/.375 ··· 229/134 .230/.320/.445/.765 .781/.755 .730 70/.847 4/1 11/8
32.Hermida* G/S/vP 5/.650 ··· ··· ··· 5/.600 4/.000 ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 7/.429 1/.000 171/147 .203/.257/.348/.605 .436/.633 .663 22/.282 1/0 5/4
12.Lowrie# G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 6/.167 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/no AB 1/.000 27/17 .217/.333/.348/.681 .522/.782 .400 27/.681 0/0 0/1
41.Martinez# G/S/vP 3/.000 43/.752 2/4.000 ··· 15/.700 1/.000 ··· 2/.500 ··· 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 289/209 .289/.346/.475/.821 1.296/.639 .962 19/.780 1/0 9/2
54.McDonald G/S/vP 2/1.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/2.000 2/2.000 ··· 253/155 .257/.324/.392/.716 .779/.675 .678 58/.676 6/0 6/1
44.Molina G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 7/4 .143/.143/.143/.286 .000/.500 .000 6/.333 0/0 0/0
60.Nava# G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 105/77 .286/.381/.451/.832 .584/.911 1.008 39/.739 0/1 1/0
34.Ortiz* G/S/vP 2/5.000 32/.621 10/.100 ··· 11/.573 1/no AB ··· 3/.000 ··· 2/.000 1/5.000 ··· 372/261 .255/.368/.535/.904 .531/1.076 .934 101/.818 0/1 22/0
3.Patterson* G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/2.000 ··· 4/.500 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 3/.333 1/no AB 170/142 .212/.268/.442/.710 .407/.771 .551 47/.864 6/1 6/2
16.Scutaro G/S/vP 3/.666 4/.833 ··· ··· 13/.885 ··· ··· 3/.666 ··· 1/.000 4/.500 1/2.000 470/344 .283/.348/.392/.740 .763/.731 .738 101/.756 2/3 7/12
30.Shealy G/S/vP ··· 3/1.667 ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 3/1.167 ··· 7/4 .000/.000/.000/.000 .000/.000 .000 7/.000 0/0 0/0
20.Youkilis G/S/vP 3/.333 18/.489 3/.666 ··· 12/1.683 ··· ··· 2/1.000 ··· 1/3.000 3/.333 1/.000 425/313 .308/.412/.568/.980 1.307/.868 .993 95/.942 4/1 19/3
IP 111.1 108.2 43.2 2.2 73.2 17.2 22.0 30.2 3.2 45.0 46.0 11.2 TOTAL .271/.346/.460/.806 .809/.805 .822 .751 33/12 137/73
ERA-K/9 4.45/8.7 5.05/6.3 2.27/7.4 10.12/0.0 4.28/4.4 3.06/4.6 7.36/7.4 4.99/7.0 2.45/2.4 4.20/3.4 2.54/9.8 3.86/5.4 4.36/6.7

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Brown (5-2-1)
 Cash (28-7-6)
 Martinez (58-15-2)
 Molina (3-0-1)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 471/.254 467/.278 181/.250 12/.364 311/.261 68/.237 102/.310 134/.265 21/.368 205/.306 185/.157 45/.262 .262  McDonald
 Patterson
 Cameron
 Hermida
 Hall
 Nava
 Drew
20/49/19/5
34/12/0/3
0/46/0/3
46/0/3/3
31/7/6/1
27/0/0/1
0/0/87/0
OPS .765 .761 .622 1.364 .761 .747 .910 .756 .850 .797 .534 .621 .735
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 248/.704 238/.854 84/.616 5/1.400 157/.835 36/.844 33/.983 46/.569 8/.804 83/.665 101/.567 16/.527 .738
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 223/.832 229/.666 97/.628 7/1.333 154/.689 32/.648 69/.877 88/.839 13/.878 122/.892 84/.499 29/.667 .732
Road 248/.784 209/.796 82/.674 7/.286 111/.953 37/.809 68/.905 61/.893 4/.500 106/.881 74/.567 15/.851
Last 28d days 104/.661 99/.885 41/.539 5/3.250 112/.864 29/.772 53/.960 32/.668 21/.850 46/.806 58/.935 45/.621
HR/SB/CS 15/12/7 14/11/5 1/1/0 2/0/0 10/3/2 3/0/1 3/2/3 3/2/0 0/1/0 2/0/2 4/1/0 0/0/1 87/66/32
Usage ····X··· ·····X·· Xoo··X·· ········ X····X·· o···X··· ········ ··X···o· ········ ··X·ooo· X····X·· X····oo·

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.