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Game Preview: BOS @ DET, 7:05pm, Saturday, May 15, 2010 @Comerica Park

RedSox, 19-17, 19-174th, 5½ GB, 4½ GB in WC

SP: Jon Lester (26, LHP, 3-2, 3.71)

2010 Gamelogs / 2010 Splits / vs. DET Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2010 (3-2) 43.2 35 18 18 19 44 4 3.71
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 43.2 35 18 18 19 44 4 3.71 56
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
2010-04-06 NYY ND 5.0 5 4 4 3 4 0 94 42
Last 5 v.DET 0-1 5.1 5 4 4 4 0 1 6.75 38
2008-04-09 DET L 5.1 5 4 4 4 0 1 97 38
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   12-11   Road:    7-6    ExtrInn: 1-5 
 vsRHP:  11-13   vsLHP:   8-4    1-Run:   7-6 
 vsEast:  9-13   vsCntrl: 4-3    vsWest:  6-1  IL: 0-0 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/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
 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
 Last 10: 7-3    Last 20:13-7    Last 30:16-14
Tigers, 20-16, 20-162nd, 2½ GB, 3½ GB in WC

SP: Dontrelle Willis (28, LHP, 1-1, 3.99)

2010 Gamelogs / 2010 Splits / vs. BOS Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2010 (1-1) 29.1 29 13 13 15 21 2 3.99
2009 (1-4) 33.2 37 28 28 28 17 4 7.49
2008 (0-2) 24.0 18 25 25 35 18 4 9.38
Last 7 GS 1-2 37.0 39 20 20 25 25 3 4.86 46
2010-05-04 @MIN ND 5.1 4 3 3 3 6 0 97 51
2010-04-29 MIN W 6.0 4 0 0 2 6 0 101 68
2010-04-19 @LAA L 6.0 4 2 2 2 2 0 91 56
2010-04-13 KCR ND 5.0 9 4 4 3 3 2 104 33
2010-04-08 @KCR ND 6.0 7 2 2 2 4 0 88 52
2009-06-14 @PIT L 3.2 6 6 6 8 1 0 88 18
2009-06-09 @CHW ND 5.0 5 3 3 5 3 1 105 43
Last 5 v.BOS 1-1 9.1 7 7 7 6 10 0 6.75 48
2009-06-04 BOS L 2.1 0 5 5 5 3 0 53 35
2006-06-30 BOS W 7.0 7 2 2 1 7 0 116 61
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   12-5    Road:    8-11   ExtrInn: 0-1 
 vsRHP:  15-13   vsLHP:   5-3    1-Run:   6-5 
 vsEast:  3-2    vsCntrl: 9-8    vsWest:  8-6  IL: 0-0 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 36 Fri, May 14   BOS  L   2-7       20-16  2nd  2.5 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
 Last 10: 4-6    Last 20:11-9    Last 30:15-15
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
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
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
Season Series: 2010 - BOS leads 1-0; 2009 - BOS won 6-1; 2008 - BOS won 5-2; All-Time - BOS leads 1011-944

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  5.66

WSN  4.51

HOU  3.03

RA/G

SDP  3.00

DET  4.58

PIT  6.20

BA

  

  

  

OBP

  

  

  

SLG

  

  

  

OPS

  

  

  

ERA

U. Jimenez  .93

J. Cueto  4.07

J. Beckett  7.46

K/9IP

T. Lincecum  11.93

M. Pelfrey  6.49

N. Blackburn  2.04

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

RedSox Batters (5.19 RS/G) vs. Tigers Pitchers (4.58 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 21.Willis*
G/S/vB
38.Bonderman
G/S/vB
40.Coke*
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 9/2.445 21/1.081 ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/2.000 4/1.833 6/.334 140/103 .311/.343/.424/.767 .604/.827 .816 101/.829 1/1 2/7
7.Drew* G/S/vP 18/.917 13/1.007 3/.667 2/.000 ··· 2/.000 10/1.700 ··· 140/93 .283/.364/.475/.839 .534/1.004 .898 100/1.003 1/1 5/0
22.Hall G/S/vP 13/.616 3/.666 ··· 1/5.000 ··· ··· 7/.429 ··· 57/27 .234/.357/.383/.740 .887/.573 1.054 46/.839 1/0 2/2
32.Hermida* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 5/.600 ··· 85/73 .234/.306/.442/.747 .523/.785 .695 58/.759 1/0 4/2
25.Lowell G/S/vP 4/.833 12/.833 1/.000 ··· 2/.000 ··· 4/1.750 2/2.000 60/30 .269/.367/.423/.790 .670/.913 .358 48/.825 0/0 1/0
41.Martinez# G/S/vP 10/2.300 43/.752 1/5.000 2/.000 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 7/.619 138/101 .234/.290/.352/.641 1.165/.451 .391 91/.622 0/0 3/1
54.McDonald G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/2.000 ··· ··· 80/52 .254/.321/.437/.757 1.284/.472 .641 80/.757 1/0 3/1
34.Ortiz* G/S/vP ··· 32/.621 8/.125 1/.000 2/.000 2/.000 ··· 2/.000 99/78 .213/.283/.483/.766 .554/.823 1.012 61/.904 0/1 6/0
15.Pedroia G/S/vP 2/.500 10/.856 3/1.667 1/no AB 3/.667 1/.000 1/.000 1/.000 170/125 .297/.361/.547/.908 .649/.998 1.103 117/.759 2/1 8/0
16.Scutaro G/S/vP 1/.000 4/.833 ··· 1/.000 2/1.000 1/.000 1/no AB 2/2.000 165/120 .268/.362/.352/.714 .645/.739 .753 120/.701 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 3/.000 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 5/.933 18/.489 3/.666 1/.000 ··· 1/3.000 2/.000 1/2.000 157/117 .304/.433/.536/.969 1.504/.807 .838 108/.989 1/0 5/0
IP 29.1 33.2 17.1 14.1 14.1 22.2 15.2 21.1 TOTAL .271/.349/.455/.804 .831/.793 .823 .818 11/6 48/28
ERA-K/9 3.99/6.5 5.08/7.5 3.63/7.3 2.51/10.7 3.14/7.6 4.76/3.6 0.57/6.3 2.11/10.1 4.28/6.7

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

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 128/.259 143/.260 79/.258 66/.173 60/.239 105/.315 56/.120 86/.244 .261  McDonald
 Hermida
 Hall
 Van Every
 Drew
2/22/0/3
25/0/1/1
17/4/2/1
3/7/5/0
0/0/34/0
OPS .709 .669 .632 .588 .736 .800 .414 .560 .717
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 46/.621 77/.784 38/.543 27/.515 19/.745 37/.583 35/.426 41/.635 .740
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 82/.758 66/.536 41/.714 39/.642 41/.729 68/.921 21/.396 45/.494 .694
Home 50/.804 69/.563 41/.663 32/.603 29/.661 56/.724 25/.291 37/.535
Last 28d days 77/.569 99/.651 50/.527 47/.499 36/.664 66/.876 39/.238 61/.559
HR/SB/CS 2/3/1 2/6/2 0/1/0 1/0/0 1/0/0 1/0/1 1/0/0 0/3/0 25/24/13
Usage ········ ··X····· ··X·oo·· o····X·· ··o·oX·· X···X··· ··o·o·o· ·X··X·X·
Tigers Batters (4.56 RS/G) vs. RedSox Pitchers (5.25 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
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 47/.636 0/0 2/2
26.Boesch* G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 64/59 .361/.375/.656/1.031 2.400/.910 1.198 64/1.031 0/0 3/2
24.Cabrera G/S/vP 6/.900 2/.000 6/.167 1/2.000 5/.400 3/1.667 6/.666 157/128 .365/.446/.642/1.088 1.179/1.067 .845 107/1.123 1/2 8/4
18.Damon* G/S/vP 26/.888 2/2.500 6/.500 12/.417 15/.133 6/1.166 33/.650 153/118 .281/.392/.422/.814 .862/.800 .829 110/.887 2/0 2/1
4.Everett G/S/vP 2/3.000 ··· 1/no AB 1/.000 1/.000 3/.666 ··· 57/42 .189/.214/.245/.460 .583/.415 .394 33/.323 2/1 0/0
15.Inge G/S/vP 2/.000 1/no AB 6/.334 2/.500 7/1.000 3/.333 10/.856 142/112 .227/.289/.383/.672 .557/.703 .671 97/.600 0/1 3/1
14.Jackson G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/2.000 ··· ··· ··· 164/129 .342/.390/.461/.851 .352/.988 .765 115/.867 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/.600 ··· 3/1.333 6/.167 3/.000 3/1.500 ··· 89/62 .169/.273/.273/.545 .588/.526 .676 56/.592 1/0 1/1
30.Ordonez G/S/vP 3/.666 2/1.000 2/3.500 5/.650 7/.619 4/.750 14/.786 155/125 .299/.387/.448/.835 .742/.856 .828 104/.710 1/0 4/1
39.Santiago# G/S/vP ··· 1/no AB ··· 3/.666 2/.000 2/.500 2/2.000 84/71 .268/.381/.282/.663 .462/.702 .502 64/.666 1/0 0/3
20.Sizemore G/S/vP ··· 1/no AB ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 112/90 .211/.296/.295/.591 .549/.601 .677 75/.506 0/0 1/6
IP 43.2 19.2 17.1 12.1 16.0 14.2 12.2 TOTAL .272/.350/.417/.768 .707/.783 .751 .763 15/6 27/40
ERA-K/9 3.71/9.1 2.75/11.0 2.08/5.2 4.38/5.9 1.69/6.8 5.52/5.5 8.53/8.5 4.79/7.0

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

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 184/.222 80/.188 67/.153 55/.286 64/.164 65/.283 64/.340 .258  Ordonez
 Jackson
 Damon
 Boesch
 Kelly
0/0/31/4
0/35/0/2
17/0/0/2
11/0/4/0
19/0/1/0
OPS .673 .614 .525 .762 .536 .888 .966 .756
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 46/.718 40/.339 31/.513 25/.725 36/.688 28/1.012 26/.945 .761
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 138/.658 40/.896 36/.535 30/.783 28/.339 37/.798 38/.981 .752
Road 50/.567 37/.867 16/.192 15/.890 20/.485 23/.872 13/1.462
Last 28d days 133/.611 49/.682 52/.467 35/.769 41/.512 41/.870 48/.966
HR/SB/CS 4/6/2 3/2/0 2/0/0 1/0/0 1/2/0 3/0/0 2/3/0 39/44/9
Usage ·····X·· X···o·o· ··X··Xo· o··oo··o ····o··· ···X··o· ··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.