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Game Preview: BOS @ DET, 7:05pm, Friday, May 14, 2010 @Comerica Park

RedSox, 18-17, 18-174th, 6½ GB, 4½ GB in WC

SP: Clay Buchholz (25, RHP, 3-3, 3.82)

2010 Gamelogs / 2010 Splits / vs. DET Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2010 (3-3) 35.1 40 21 15 17 25 2 3.82
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 3-3 38.1 45 27 21 19 31 3 4.93 44
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
2009-10-04 CLE ND 3.0 5 6 6 2 6 1 70 29
Last 5 v.DET 0-1 11.0 15 7 6 4 9 1 4.91 44
2009-08-13 DET L 7.0 5 2 1 3 3 1 100 61
2008-05-07 @DET ND 4.0 10 5 5 1 6 0 82 27
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   12-11   Road:    6-6    ExtrInn: 1-5 
 vsRHP:  10-13   vsLHP:   8-4    1-Run:   7-6 
 vsEast:  9-13   vsCntrl: 3-3    vsWest:  6-1  IL: 0-0 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/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
 30 Fri, May  7   NYY  L   3-10      15-15  4th  7.5 gb
 29 Thu, May  6   LAA  W  11-6       15-14  4th  6.5 gb
 28 Wed, May  5   LAA  W   3-1       14-14  4th  6.5 gb
 27 Tue, May  4   LAA  W   5-1       13-14  4th  6.5 gb
 26 Mon, May  3   LAA  W  17-8       12-14  4th  6.5 gb
 Last 10: 7-3    Last 20:12-8    Last 30:16-14
Tigers, 20-15, 20-152nd, 2½ GB, 2½ GB in WC

SP: Max Scherzer (25, RHP, 1-3, 6.81)

2010 Gamelogs / 2010 Splits / vs. BOS Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2010 (1-3) 37.0 48 32 28 14 25 6 6.81
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 1-3 37.0 48 32 28 14 25 6 6.81 39
2010-05-09 @CLE L 5.0 9 5 5 3 4 0 105 30
2010-05-03 @MIN L 4.1 8 10 10 4 1 1 87 4
2010-04-28 MIN ND 3.2 10 6 6 0 3 2 84 20
2010-04-23 @TEX ND 7.0 5 4 3 2 7 1 104 58
2010-04-18 @SEA W 6.0 6 2 2 1 4 1 87 55
2010-04-12 KCR L 5.0 9 5 2 2 3 1 101 36
2010-04-07 @KCR ND 6.0 1 0 0 2 3 0 91 71
Has never faced BOS as starter.
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   12-4    Road:    8-11   ExtrInn: 0-1 
 vsRHP:  15-12   vsLHP:   5-3    1-Run:   6-5 
 vsEast:  3-1    vsCntrl: 9-8    vsWest:  8-6  IL: 0-0 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 35 Thu, May 13   NYY  W   6-0       20-15  2nd  2.5 gb
 34 Wed, May 12   NYY  L   0-8       19-15  2nd  3.0 gb
 33 Wed, May 12   NYY  W   2-0       19-14  2nd  3.0 gb
 32 Mon, May 10   NYY  W   5-4       18-14  2nd  3.0 gb
 31 Sun, May  9  @CLE  L   4-7       17-14  2nd  3.5 gb
 30 Sat, May  8  @CLE  W   6-4       17-13  2nd  2.5 gb
 29 Wed, May  5  @MIN  L   4-5       16-13  2nd  3.5 gb
 28 Tue, May  4  @MIN  L   3-4       16-12  2nd  2.5 gb
 27 Mon, May  3  @MIN  L   4-10      16-11  2nd  1.5 gb
 26 Sun, May  2   LAA  W   5-1       16-10  2nd  0.5 gb
 Last 10: 5-5    Last 20:12-8    Last 30:16-14
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
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
Tue, Jun 02, 2009 BOS  5 @DET  1        W:Daisuke Matsuzaka (1-3), L: Rick Porcello (6-4), S: none
Thu, May 08, 2008 BOS  5 @DET  1        W:Josh Beckett (4-2), L: Justin Verlander (1-6), S: none
Wed, May 07, 2008 DET 10  BOS  9        W:Todd Jones (1-0), L: Jonathan Papelbon (2-1), S: none
Tue, May 06, 2008 BOS  5 @DET  0        W:Tim Wakefield (3-1), L: Nate Robertson (1-4), S: none
Season Series: 2010 -  0-0; 2009 - BOS won 6-1; 2008 - BOS won 5-2; All-Time - BOS leads 1010-944

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

FLA  4.46

HOU  3.06

RA/G

SDP  2.97

DET  4.51

PIT  6.21

BA

  

  

  

OBP

  

  

  

SLG

  

  

  

OPS

  

  

  

ERA

U. Jimenez  .93

R. Wolf  3.95

J. Beckett  7.46

K/9IP

T. Lincecum  11.93

C. Pavano  6.61

N. Blackburn  2.04

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RedSox Batters (5.14 RS/G) vs. Tigers Pitchers (4.51 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
43.Figaro
G/S/vB
59.Ni*
G/S/vB
45.Perry
G/S/vB
36.Thomas*
G/S/vB
46.Valverde
G/S/vB
54.Zumaya
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
29.Beltre G/S/vP ··· 21/1.081 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 4/1.833 6/.334 136/101 .313/.346/.430/.775 .582/.844 .843 97/.844 1/1 2/7
7.Drew* G/S/vP ··· 13/1.007 3/.667 ··· 2/.000 ··· ··· 10/1.700 ··· 136/91 .284/.368/.483/.850 .559/1.004 .938 100/.981 1/1 5/0
22.Hall G/S/vP 3/1.667 3/.666 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 7/.429 ··· 56/27 .217/.345/.304/.650 .720/.573 .710 45/.732 1/0 1/2
32.Hermida* G/S/vP 3/.666 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 5/.600 ··· 82/71 .240/.305/.453/.758 .573/.787 .720 59/.720 1/0 4/2
25.Lowell G/S/vP ··· 12/.833 1/.000 ··· ··· 2/.000 ··· 4/1.750 2/2.000 60/30 .269/.367/.423/.790 .670/.913 .358 52/.839 0/0 1/0
41.Martinez# G/S/vP ··· 43/.752 1/5.000 ··· 2/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· 7/.619 134/98 .242/.299/.363/.661 1.199/.465 .427 92/.660 0/0 3/1
54.McDonald G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 76/50 .239/.311/.433/.744 1.310/.449 .577 76/.744 1/0 3/1
34.Ortiz* G/S/vP ··· 32/.621 8/.125 ··· 1/.000 2/.000 ··· ··· 2/.000 95/76 .200/.274/.412/.685 .616/.703 .803 61/.777 0/1 4/0
15.Pedroia G/S/vP ··· 10/.856 3/1.667 ··· 1/no AB 3/.667 ··· 1/.000 1/.000 166/122 .299/.364/.535/.898 .665/.979 1.090 118/.780 2/1 7/0
16.Scutaro G/S/vP ··· 4/.833 ··· ··· ··· 2/1.000 ··· 1/no AB 2/2.000 160/117 .270/.367/.358/.725 .678/.741 .790 120/.761 1/2 2/4
44.Van Every* G/S/vP ··· ··· 2/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 18/14 .188/.278/.375/.653 .000/.857 1.400 18/.653 0/0 1/0
33.Varitek# G/S/vP ··· 20/.663 2/.000 ··· 1/.000 1/no AB ··· 1/.000 ··· 43/30 .342/.419/.868/1.287 1.462/1.208 1.471 34/1.067 0/0 6/0
20.Youkilis G/S/vP ··· 18/.489 3/.666 ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 2/.000 1/2.000 153/114 .303/.431/.533/.964 1.453/.818 .814 109/.986 1/0 5/0
IP 37.0 33.2 17.1 0.2 13.1 14.1 19.2 15.2 21.1 TOTAL .271/.350/.449/.799 .832/.786 .810 .817 11/6 44/27
ERA-K/9 6.81/6.1 5.08/7.5 3.63/7.3 27.00/0.0 2.03/11.5 3.14/7.6 5.49/2.7 0.57/6.3 2.11/10.1 4.20/6.8

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Martinez (33-7-1)
 Varitek (11-2-0)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 166/.327 143/.260 79/.258 7/.600 62/.167 60/.239 94/.321 56/.120 86/.244 .260  McDonald
 Hermida
 Hall
 Van Every
 Drew
2/21/0/3
24/0/1/1
16/4/2/1
3/7/5/0
0/0/33/0
OPS .934 .669 .632 1.514 .532 .736 .821 .414 .560 .709
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 96/.811 77/.784 38/.543 4/2.000 27/.515 19/.745 32/.683 35/.426 41/.635 .735
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 70/1.093 66/.536 41/.714 3/1.000 35/.545 41/.729 62/.893 21/.396 45/.494 .683
Home 43/1.269 69/.563 41/.663 7/1.514 28/.494 29/.661 45/.746 25/.291 37/.535
Last 28d days 121/.995 99/.651 52/.530 7/1.514 43/.403 36/.664 55/.928 39/.238 64/.565
HR/SB/CS 6/3/4 2/6/2 0/1/0 0/0/0 0/0/0 1/0/0 1/0/1 1/0/0 0/3/0 21/24/13
Usage ····X··· ·X······ ·X·oo··· ·X······ ····X··· ·o·oX··· ···X···· ·o·o·o·· X··X·X··
Tigers Batters (4.63 RS/G) vs. RedSox Pitchers (5.34 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/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
13.Avila* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 1/3.000 ··· ··· 60/56 .154/.267/.327/.594 .250/.615 .550 48/.622 0/0 2/2
26.Boesch* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 60/55 .368/.383/.684/1.068 2.400/.941 1.300 60/1.068 0/0 3/2
24.Cabrera G/S/vP 6/.533 1/.000 6/.167 1/2.000 5/.400 3/1.667 6/.666 153/124 .376/.458/.662/1.119 1.179/1.105 .900 107/1.123 1/2 8/4
18.Damon* G/S/vP 3/1.667 1/5.000 6/.500 11/.455 15/.133 6/1.166 33/.650 148/114 .293/.405/.439/.844 .889/.831 .897 106/.945 2/0 2/1
4.Everett G/S/vP 5/.400 ··· 1/no AB 1/.000 1/.000 3/.666 ··· 57/42 .189/.214/.245/.460 .583/.415 .394 35/.364 2/1 0/0
15.Inge G/S/vP ··· ··· 6/.334 2/.500 7/1.000 3/.333 10/.856 138/108 .230/.290/.389/.679 .557/.713 .688 97/.596 0/1 3/1
14.Jackson G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 159/125 .345/.390/.466/.856 .301/1.008 .772 115/.854 6/1 1/1
32.Kelly* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 34/33 .182/.206/.273/.479 .000/.493 .533 25/.492 0/0 1/1
8.Laird G/S/vP 5/.400 ··· 3/1.333 5/.200 3/.000 3/1.500 ··· 85/59 .176/.274/.284/.558 .612/.533 .710 55/.615 1/0 1/1
30.Ordonez G/S/vP 6/1.267 1/.000 2/3.500 5/.650 7/.619 4/.750 14/.786 151/121 .282/.371/.435/.806 .742/.820 .764 104/.702 1/0 4/1
39.Santiago# G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 2/1.000 2/.000 2/.500 2/2.000 80/68 .275/.375/.290/.665 .500/.695 .492 61/.657 1/0 0/3
20.Sizemore G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 108/86 .217/.298/.304/.602 .549/.616 .708 75/.562 0/0 1/6
IP 35.1 18.0 17.1 11.1 16.0 14.2 12.2 TOTAL .274/.351/.424/.775 .711/.791 .766 .769 15/6 27/40
ERA-K/9 3.82/6.4 3.00/11.0 2.08/5.2 4.76/5.6 1.69/6.8 5.52/5.5 8.53/8.5 4.90/7.1

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Avila (8-6-0)
 Laird (16-7-1)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 159/.288 72/.188 67/.153 51/.289 64/.164 65/.283 64/.340 .260  Ordonez
 Jackson
 Damon
 Boesch
 Kelly
0/0/30/4
0/34/0/2
17/0/0/2
10/0/4/0
19/0/1/0
OPS .752 .613 .525 .784 .536 .888 .966 .763
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 86/.777 37/.337 31/.513 24/.760 36/.688 28/1.012 26/.945 .768
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 73/.721 35/.907 36/.535 27/.796 28/.339 37/.798 38/.981 .758
Road 57/.687 29/.921 16/.192 11/1.056 20/.485 23/.872 13/1.462
Last 28d days 135/.723 41/.692 52/.467 31/.805 41/.512 47/.754 48/.966
HR/SB/CS 2/4/2 3/2/0 2/0/0 1/0/0 1/2/0 3/0/0 2/3/0 39/44/9
Usage ·····X·· ···o·o·· ·X··Xo·X ··oo··oo ···o···· ··X··o·X ·o···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.