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Game Preview: BOS @ CLE, 7:05pm, Thursday, June 10, 2010 @Progressive Field

RedSox, 35-26, 35-263rd, 5 GB, 3 GB in WC

SP: Jon Lester (26, LHP, 7-2, 2.73)

2010 Gamelogs / 2010 Splits / vs. CLE Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2010 (7-2) 79.0 54 25 24 35 81 4 2.73
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 6-0 50.1 28 10 9 20 49 2 1.61 69
2010-06-05 @BAL W 6.1 4 0 0 3 4 0 102 66
2010-05-30 KCR W 7.0 4 1 1 4 5 0 105 66
2010-05-25 @TBR W 6.0 1 0 0 5 9 0 111 74
2010-05-20 MIN W 9.0 6 2 1 0 9 0 103 78
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
Last 5 v.CLE 3-0 28.2 21 12 12 13 27 3 3.77 55
2009-10-01 CLE W 6.1 2 0 0 1 7 0 84 75
2009-04-29 @CLE ND 6.0 7 5 5 3 7 2 109 42
2008-09-25 CLE W 6.0 2 1 1 1 4 0 86 67
2008-04-14 @CLE ND 4.1 5 4 4 5 3 0 97 35
2007-07-23 @CLE W 6.0 5 2 2 3 6 1 96 57
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   18-14   Road:   17-12   ExtrInn: 1-7 
 vsRHP:  22-18   vsLHP:  13-8    1-Run:  11-10
 vsEast: 15-15   vsCntrl:10-8    vsWest:  8-2  IL: 2-1 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 61 Wed, Jun  9  @CLE  L   0-11      35-26  3rd  5.0 gb
 60 Tue, Jun  8  @CLE  W   3-2       35-25  3rd  4.0 gb
 59 Mon, Jun  7  @CLE  W   4-1       34-25  3rd  4.0 gb
 58 Sun, Jun  6  @BAL  L   3-4 (11)  33-25  3rd  4.5 gb
 57 Sat, Jun  5  @BAL  W   8-2       33-24  3rd  3.5 gb
 56 Fri, Jun  4  @BAL  W  11-0       32-24  3rd  4.5 gb
 55 Thu, Jun  3   OAK  L   8-9       31-24  3rd  5.5 gb
 54 Wed, Jun  2   OAK  W   6-4       31-23  3rd  5.0 gb
 53 Tue, Jun  1   OAK  W   9-4       30-23  4th  5.0 gb
 52 Sun, May 30   KCR  W   8-1       29-23  4th  5.5 gb
 Last 10: 7-3    Last 20:14-6    Last 30:20-10
Indians, 22-36, 22-365th, 12½ GB, 14½ GB in WC

SP: Mitch Talbot (26, RHP, 7-4, 3.54)

2010 Gamelogs / 2010 Splits / vs. BOS Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2010 (7-4) 73.2 68 31 29 27 32 8 3.54
2008 (0-0) 9.2 16 12 12 11 5 3 11.17
Last 7 GS 4-3 47.1 48 23 23 16 25 6 4.37 50
2010-06-05 @CHW W 7.0 6 1 1 3 5 0 111 63
2010-05-31 @NYY L 6.1 9 3 3 0 3 0 99 46
2010-05-25 CHW W 7.0 6 2 2 0 4 0 77 61
2010-05-20 KCR L 6.0 8 6 6 3 1 1 104 30
2010-05-15 @BAL W 8.0 5 2 2 2 3 2 103 65
2010-05-09 DET W 5.0 6 4 4 4 4 0 98 39
2010-05-03 TOR L 8.0 8 5 5 4 5 3 110 47
Has never faced BOS as starter.
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:    9-16   Road:   13-20   ExtrInn: 2-2 
 vsRHP:  14-25   vsLHP:   8-11   1-Run:   5-7 
 vsEast:  4-11   vsCntrl:14-17   vsWest:  3-6  IL: 1-2 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 58 Wed, Jun  9   BOS  W  11-0       22-36  5th 12.5 gb
 57 Tue, Jun  8   BOS  L   2-3       21-36  5th 12.5 gb
 56 Mon, Jun  7   BOS  L   1-4       21-35  5th 11.5 gb
 55 Sun, Jun  6  @CHW  L   7-8       21-34  5th 11.0 gb
 54 Sat, Jun  5  @CHW  W   3-1       21-33  5th 11.0 gb
 53 Fri, Jun  4  @CHW  W  10-1       20-33  5th 11.0 gb
 52 Thu, Jun  3  @DET  L   6-12      19-33  5th 11.0 gb
 51 Wed, Jun  2  @DET  L   0-3       19-32  5th 11.0 gb
 50 Tue, Jun  1  @DET  W   3-2       19-31  5th 11.0 gb
 49 Mon, May 31  @NYY  L   2-11      18-31  5th 12.0 gb
 Last 10: 4-6    Last 20: 7-13   Last 30:12-18
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Wed, Jun 09, 2010 CLE 11  BOS  0        W:Justin Masterson (2-5), L: Clay Buchholz (8-4), S: none
Tue, Jun 08, 2010 BOS  3 @CLE  2        W:Tim Wakefield (2-4), L: David Huff (2-7), S: Daniel Bard (2)
Mon, Jun 07, 2010 BOS  4 @CLE  1        W:Daisuke Matsuzaka (5-2), L: Fausto Carmona (4-5), S: none

Sun, Oct 04, 2009 BOS 12  CLE  7        W:Michael Bowden (1-1), L: Tomo Ohka (1-5), S: none
Sat, Oct 03, 2009 BOS 11  CLE  6        W:Josh Beckett (17-6), L: Aaron Laffey (7-9), S: none
Fri, Oct 02, 2009 BOS  6  CLE  2        W:Daisuke Matsuzaka (4-6), L: Jeremy Sowers (6-11), S: none
Thu, Oct 01, 2009 BOS  3  CLE  0        W:Jon Lester (15-8), L: Carlos Carrasco (0-4), S: Jonathan Papelbon (38)
Thu, May 07, 2009 BOS 13  CLE  3        W:Tim Wakefield (4-1), L: Jeremy Sowers (0-1), S: none
Wed, May 06, 2009 CLE  9 @BOS  2        W:Carl Pavano (2-3), L: Justin Masterson (2-2), S: Aaron Laffey (1)
Wed, Apr 29, 2009 BOS  6 @CLE  5 (10)   W:Hideki Okajima (2-0), L: Jensen Lewis (2-3), S: Jonathan Papelbon (6)
Season Series: 2010 - BOS leads 2-1; 2009 - BOS won 7-2; 2008 - BOS won 5-1; All-Time - CLE leads 1012-952

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  5.59

STL  4.47

PIT  3.29

RA/G

SDP  3.28

LAD  4.50

ARI  5.78

BA

R. Cano  .376

A. Callaspo  .277

A. Ramirez  .168

OBP

J. Morneau  .475

A. LaRoche  .347

A. Ramirez  .232

SLG

M. Cabrera  .671

P. Fielder  .433

G. Beckham  .243

OPS

J. Morneau  1.144

A. LaRoche  .790

A. Ramirez  .517

ERA

U. Jimenez  .93

R. Dempster  3.76

G. Floyd  6.18

K/9IP

C. Kershaw  10.42

J. Santana  6.55

N. Blackburn  2.27

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

RedSox Batters (5.26 RS/G) vs. Indians Pitchers (5.03 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 51.Talbot
G/S/vB
57.Ambriz
G/S/vB
56.Herrmann
G/S/vB
50.Lewis
G/S/vB
54.Perez
G/S/vB
53.Perez*
G/S/vB
46.Sipp*
G/S/vB
37.Westbrook
G/S/vB
34.Wood
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
29.Beltre G/S/vP ··· 1/3.000 ··· 5/.933 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 12/.633 16/1.221 239/168 .329/.360/.507/.866 .897/.854 .955 103/.987 1/1 7/11
23.Cameron G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 2/2.000 3/.333 2/2.000 ··· 9/1.306 5/.400 63/49 .259/.365/.352/.717 .792/.696 .482 27/.745 0/0 0/1
7.Drew* G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 ··· 2/.000 2/.500 4/1.250 1/.000 9/.476 32/.512 232/158 .265/.341/.431/.772 .528/.888 .819 96/.666 1/1 6/0
22.Hall G/S/vP ··· 1/2.000 ··· 1/.000 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 3/1.000 16/1.046 117/60 .250/.353/.460/.813 .771/.854 .709 61/.953 3/0 5/2
32.Hermida* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 4/.833 149/127 .217/.268/.384/.653 .477/.682 .612 67/.525 1/0 5/3
25.Lowell G/S/vP 2/.500 ··· ··· 4/.500 1/no AB 2/.000 ··· 12/.606 16/.670 79/46 .229/.316/.343/.659 .606/.698 .368 19/.269 0/0 1/0
41.Martinez# G/S/vP ··· 1/no AB 1/.000 3/.000 ··· 1/2.000 1/.000 ··· ··· 216/151 .298/.352/.500/.852 1.377/.621 .710 82/1.169 0/0 8/2
54.McDonald G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 1/no AB ··· ··· ··· ··· 139/84 .279/.343/.410/.753 .959/.624 .679 63/.765 3/0 3/1
34.Ortiz* G/S/vP 2/1.500 ··· 1/.000 5/.000 1/.000 6/.000 2/.500 13/.408 1/2.000 193/142 .242/.342/.521/.863 .550/.974 .913 98/1.046 0/1 12/0
15.Pedroia G/S/vP 2/1.000 1/.000 ··· 8/1.000 2/1.000 4/.500 2/no AB 7/.762 2/.500 280/205 .248/.330/.426/.755 .506/.840 .796 114/.546 4/1 8/2
39.Reddick* G/S/vP ··· 1/2.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 16/16 .188/.188/.375/.563 /.563 .600 10/.600 1/0 0/0
16.Scutaro G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 ··· 3/.000 1/.000 2/1.000 ··· 14/.643 5/.400 278/199 .275/.353/.381/.734 .771/.719 .690 118/.745 1/2 4/8
33.Varitek# G/S/vP 2/.000 ··· ··· 3/1.666 ··· 3/.667 1/.000 13/1.205 2/1.000 79/60 .254/.329/.592/.921 1.362/.781 .789 36/.495 0/0 7/0
20.Youkilis G/S/vP 2/4.000 ··· 1/.000 8/1.607 1/.000 5/.200 1/.000 14/1.443 1/.000 261/194 .320/.452/.602/1.054 1.540/.901 1.095 108/1.184 2/0 12/0
IP 73.2 17.1 3.2 15.2 21.1 19.1 20.2 70.2 9.1 TOTAL .271/.348/.457/.804 .838/.791 .789 .812 19/6 79/41
ERA-K/9 3.54/3.9 4.67/6.8 0.00/7.3 4.02/6.9 2.95/7.2 5.59/5.1 6.53/9.6 4.84/4.8 8.68/7.7 4.64/5.4

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Martinez (45-11-2)
 Varitek (20-4-1)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 299/.255 84/.370 11/.091 73/.262 98/.229 92/.367 92/.243 308/.277 47/.300 .280  McDonald
 Hall
 Cameron
 Hermida
 Reddick
 Drew
10/35/5/4
28/7/3/1
0/18/0/1
41/0/2/1
1/5/0/0
0/0/58/0
OPS .726 1.002 .182 .714 .740 .875 .885 .781 .929 .788
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 131/.581 38/.556 5/.000 25/.809 34/1.299 37/1.002 39/.936 132/.682 23/.614 .773
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 168/.832 46/1.398 6/.333 48/.662 64/.468 55/.785 53/.846 176/.851 24/1.189 .799
Home 141/.790 51/.916 3/.000 21/.631 48/.555 23/1.258 40/.560 100/.833 25/1.330
Last 28d days 139/.727 56/1.144 11/.182 26/.863 41/.762 47/.732 37/1.456 138/.758 36/.951
HR/SB/CS 8/2/8 2/1/0 0/0/1 0/0/0 3/3/0 0/1/0 5/3/1 9/7/2 1/1/0 51/48/18
Usage ····X··· ··X···X· ··oX·X·· ·X·o·oX· ·X··X··· ··oX·oX· ·o·o··X· ···X···· ····o···
Indians Batters (4.07 RS/G) vs. RedSox Pitchers (4.72 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 31.Lester*
G/S/vB
51.Bard
G/S/vB
30.Bonser
G/S/vB
17.Delcarmen
G/S/vB
46.Nelson
G/S/vB
37.Okajima*
G/S/vB
56.Ramirez
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
33.Branyan* G/S/vP 7/1.000 3/1.167 2/1.000 1/.000 1/2.000 4/.750 1/.000 142/109 .248/.326/.464/.790 .617/.846 .608 92/.735 0/0 7/3
17.Choo* G/S/vP 3/.000 1/no AB 4/.500 2/.500 5/3.467 4/.250 3/no AB 259/163 .290/.394/.466/.860 .693/.967 1.217 115/.849 10/2 8/3
4.Crowe# G/S/vP 2/.000 ··· 1/no AB ··· 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 110/84 .253/.321/.343/.665 .525/.707 .563 110/.665 7/2 1/2
16.Donald G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 74/61 .229/.260/.386/.646 .801/.613 .640 74/.646 0/1 1/2
47.Duncan G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 28/15 .280/.357/.480/.837 .564/1.082 1.323 28/.837 0/0 1/0
48.Hafner* G/S/vP 11/.573 1/.000 5/1.400 2/.000 3/2.667 4/.250 5/.000 206/139 .243/.354/.387/.742 .455/.887 .958 86/.745 0/1 5/0
20.Hernandez# G/S/vP 3/.666 1/no AB ··· 1/.000 2/1.500 ··· ··· 4/4 .250/.250/.500/.750 /.750 .750 4/.750 1/0 0/0
26.Kearns G/S/vP ··· 2/3.500 4/.500 ··· 1/no AB ··· 2/.500 197/129 .301/.381/.474/.855 .810/.879 .700 99/.775 4/0 5/3
30.Marson G/S/vP 2/1.500 ··· ··· ··· 1/no AB ··· ··· 155/110 .190/.268/.263/.531 .899/.376 .466 76/.549 3/0 1/2
25.Marte G/S/vP 4/.000 2/.000 4/.500 1/.000 1/3.000 ··· 3/.000 33/20 .200/.364/.400/.764 .585/.883 .757 1/.000 0/1 1/1
2.Peralta G/S/vP 18/.411 3/.666 10/1.078 5/.650 10/1.000 3/.000 5/.650 235/165 .251/.323/.406/.729 .679/.750 .648 112/.763 1/0 4/4
52.Redmond G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 2/1.000 1/.000 1/.000 58/50 .208/.250/.283/.533 .625/.517 .426 18/.389 0/0 0/1
1.Valbuena* G/S/vP 2/.000 2/.000 ··· 1/.000 3/.666 ··· 2/2.000 148/123 .169/.288/.258/.546 1.006/.457 .378 64/.476 1/2 2/5
IP 79.0 32.0 0.0 27.0 8.1 19.0 22.0 TOTAL .245/.324/.366/.690 .639/.713 .683 .683 34/13 38/49
ERA-K/9 2.73/9.2 1.97/9.6 0.00/0.0 2.67/5.3 9.72/9.8 5.21/6.2 5.73/5.7 4.37/6.7

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Marson (26-16-2)
 Redmond (22-2-1)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 323/.195 124/.156 4/1.000 108/.161 45/.359 90/.312 97/.264 .250  Choo
 Kearns
 Crowe
 Duncan
0/0/57/6
47/2/0/1
0/25/0/1
2/0/1/1
OPS .590 .523 2.000 .583 1.060 .893 .851 .734
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 81/.617 67/.251 3/2.000 49/.571 26/1.262 40/.905 42/1.001 .760
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 242/.579 57/.835 1/ 59/.592 19/.707 50/.880 55/.742 .711
Road 129/.509 65/.625 4/2.000 39/.392 29/1.412 43/.872 44/.818
Last 28d days 139/.479 52/.396 4/2.000 41/.682 45/1.060 39/1.041 32/.767
HR/SB/CS 4/7/3 4/2/0 0/1/0 4/0/0 2/0/0 3/1/1 4/0/0 61/65/15
Usage ····X··· ·XX·X··X X······· ···o··o· X···X··· ·o·X··o· ·o·oo·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.