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Game Preview: BOS @ DET, 1:05pm, Sunday, May 16, 2010 @Comerica Park

RedSox, 19-18, 19-184th, 6½ GB, 5½ GB in WC

SP: John Lackey (31, RHP, 4-1, 4.60)

2010 Gamelogs / 2010 Splits / vs. DET Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2010 (4-1) 43.0 45 23 22 17 27 4 4.60
2009 (11-8) 176.1 177 84 75 47 139 17 3.83
2008 (12-5) 163.1 161 71 68 40 130 26 3.75
Last 7 GS 4-1 43.0 45 23 22 17 27 4 4.60 48
2010-05-10 TOR W 6.0 8 6 6 3 6 1 96 35
2010-05-05 LAA W 7.0 2 1 1 2 4 1 102 71
2010-04-30 @BAL ND 7.0 6 3 2 3 6 0 120 58
2010-04-24 BAL W 7.0 10 3 3 2 3 1 111 46
2010-04-19 TBR L 3.1 9 8 8 1 3 1 79 12
2010-04-14 @MIN W 6.2 7 2 2 4 2 0 107 50
2010-04-07 NYY ND 6.0 3 0 0 2 3 0 100 67
Last 5 v.DET 3-1 33.2 30 15 15 15 26 6 4.01 54
2009-08-25 DET L 6.0 11 5 5 1 6 2 117 35
2007-05-22 @DET W 5.0 3 1 1 4 3 1 101 56
2006-04-26 DET W 8.0 1 0 0 5 8 0 117 83
2005-09-16 DET ND 7.0 7 6 6 0 4 3 94 43
2005-05-15 @DET W 7.2 8 3 3 5 5 0 113 51
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   12-11   Road:    7-7    ExtrInn: 1-6 
 vsRHP:  11-13   vsLHP:   8-5    1-Run:   7-7 
 vsEast:  9-13   vsCntrl: 4-4    vsWest:  6-1  IL: 0-0 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/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
 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
 Last 10: 6-4    Last 20:12-8    Last 30:16-14
Tigers, 21-16, 21-162nd, 1½ GB, 3½ GB in WC

SP: Armando Galarraga (28, RHP, 0-0, undef)

2010 Gamelogs / 2010 Splits / vs. BOS Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2009 (6-10) 143.2 158 93 90 67 95 24 5.64
2008 (13-7) 178.2 152 83 74 61 126 28 3.73
2007 (0-0) 8.2 8 6 6 7 6 2 6.23
Last 7 GS 1-2 38.2 41 27 26 19 24 5 6.05 44
2009-09-05 @TBR ND 2.1 4 6 6 3 1 1 54 23
2009-08-22 @OAK ND 6.1 7 2 2 2 3 0 112 52
2009-08-16 KCR ND 5.0 4 2 2 2 6 0 92 55
2009-08-07 MIN W 5.0 8 4 3 5 3 1 109 35
2009-08-02 @CLE L 5.2 11 8 8 2 3 2 107 16
2009-07-27 @TEX L 7.0 6 4 4 1 5 1 100 53
2009-07-22 SEA ND 7.1 1 1 1 4 3 0 111 71
Last 5 v.BOS 0-1 12.1 13 9 8 3 8 3 5.84 45
2009-06-03 BOS L 7.0 6 4 3 2 2 1 98 51
2008-05-07 BOS ND 5.1 7 5 5 1 6 2 88 39
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   13-5    Road:    8-11   ExtrInn: 1-1 
 vsRHP:  15-13   vsLHP:   6-3    1-Run:   7-5 
 vsEast:  4-2    vsCntrl: 9-8    vsWest:  8-6  IL: 0-0 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 37 Sat, May 15   BOS  W   7-6 (12)  21-16  2nd  1.5 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
 Last 10: 5-5    Last 20:12-8    Last 30:16-14
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
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
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
Season Series: 2010 - Tied 1-1; 2009 - BOS won 6-1; 2008 - BOS won 5-2; All-Time - BOS leads 1011-945

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  5.69

WSN  4.41

HOU  2.97

RA/G

SDP  3.03

HOU  4.61

PIT  6.11

BA

  

  

  

OBP

  

  

  

SLG

  

  

  

OPS

  

  

  

ERA

U. Jimenez  1.12

J. Santana  3.88

J. Beckett  7.46

K/9IP

T. Lincecum  11.03

M. Cain  6.56

N. Blackburn  2.04

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

RedSox Batters (5.22 RS/G) vs. Tigers Pitchers (4.62 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 58.Galarraga
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 3/.000 21/1.081 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 1/2.000 4/1.833 7/.286 146/106 .314/.349/.431/.780 .643/.832 .844 104/.819 1/1 2/7
7.Drew* G/S/vP 5/1.000 13/1.007 4/.500 2/.000 ··· 2/.000 10/1.700 1/.000 146/96 .282/.370/.476/.846 .591/.986 .910 103/1.020 1/1 5/0
22.Hall G/S/vP ··· 3/.666 ··· 1/5.000 1/.000 ··· 7/.429 ··· 61/29 .235/.350/.431/.781 .825/.732 1.116 50/.879 1/0 3/2
32.Hermida* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 6/.500 1/.000 87/75 .228/.299/.430/.729 .523/.763 .652 57/.773 1/0 4/2
25.Lowell G/S/vP 6/.666 12/.833 1/.000 ··· 2/.000 ··· 4/1.750 3/2.000 61/31 .283/.377/.434/.811 .670/.952 .438 49/.851 0/0 1/0
41.Martinez# G/S/vP 13/.419 43/.752 1/5.000 2/.000 2/.500 1/.000 ··· 8/.536 144/105 .226/.285/.338/.623 1.103/.445 .370 93/.623 0/0 3/1
54.McDonald G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 1/.000 1/2.000 ··· ··· 84/54 .240/.305/.413/.718 1.192/.454 .557 84/.718 1/0 3/1
34.Ortiz* G/S/vP 6/.833 32/.621 9/.111 1/.000 2/.000 2/.000 ··· 3/.666 105/81 .232/.295/.484/.779 .568/.843 1.007 67/.912 0/1 6/0
15.Pedroia G/S/vP 3/.666 10/.856 3/1.667 1/no AB 4/.500 1/.000 1/.000 2/.000 176/128 .289/.360/.533/.893 .662/.973 1.049 119/.766 2/1 8/0
16.Scutaro G/S/vP 7/.629 4/.833 ··· 1/.000 3/.666 1/.000 2/.500 3/2.000 172/124 .265/.361/.347/.708 .675/.720 .733 123/.689 1/2 2/4
44.Van Every* G/S/vP ··· ··· 2/.000 ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 19/15 .176/.263/.353/.616 .000/.795 1.167 19/.616 0/0 1/0
33.Varitek# G/S/vP 5/.200 20/.663 2/.000 1/.000 1/no AB ··· 1/.000 ··· 43/30 .342/.419/.868/1.287 1.462/1.208 1.471 31/1.112 0/0 6/0
20.Youkilis G/S/vP 6/2.467 18/.489 3/.666 1/.000 1/.000 1/3.000 2/.000 2/2.000 163/121 .302/.448/.532/.980 1.524/.815 .873 111/1.034 1/0 5/0
IP 33.2 18.1 14.1 15.2 22.2 16.2 23.2 TOTAL .269/.351/.451/.801 .830/.790 .815 .824 11/6 49/28
ERA-K/9 /0.0 5.08/7.5 3.44/7.4 2.51/10.7 2.87/7.5 4.76/3.6 0.54/5.9 1.90/9.9 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 / 143/.260 82/.246 66/.173 66/.216 105/.315 59/.113 95/.247 .259  McDonald
 Hall
 Hermida
 Van Every
 Drew
2/23/0/3
18/4/2/1
26/0/1/1
3/8/5/0
0/0/35/0
OPS .669 .607 .588 .681 .800 .392 .569 .717
vs LHB (BF-OPS) / 77/.784 40/.514 27/.515 20/.778 37/.583 37/.401 45/.622 .739
vs RHB (BF-OPS) / 66/.536 42/.695 39/.642 46/.642 68/.921 22/.377 50/.521 .697
Home / 69/.563 44/.614 32/.603 35/.575 56/.724 28/.259 46/.557
Last 28d days / 99/.651 50/.502 47/.499 36/.581 66/.876 38/.217 70/.571
HR/SB/CS // 2/6/2 0/1/0 1/0/0 1/0/0 1/0/1 1/0/0 0/3/0 26/24/13
Usage ···X···· o··X·oo· ·o····X· X··o·oX· ·X···X·· o··o·o·o X·X··X·X
Tigers Batters (4.62 RS/G) vs. RedSox Pitchers (5.30 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 40.Lackey
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 3/.333 ··· ··· 1/.000 1/3.000 1/.000 ··· 61/57 .151/.262/.321/.583 .250/.603 .521 43/.592 0/0 2/2
26.Boesch* G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/2.000 1/3.000 ··· 1/2.000 70/60 .388/.400/.701/1.101 2.000/.946 1.299 70/1.101 0/0 3/2
24.Cabrera G/S/vP 6/1.500 2/.000 7/.143 2/2.000 6/.334 3/1.667 6/.666 163/130 .362/.448/.631/1.079 1.199/1.049 .841 108/1.067 1/2 8/5
18.Damon* G/S/vP 51/.748 2/2.500 7/.429 12/.417 16/.125 6/1.166 33/.650 155/120 .277/.387/.415/.802 .862/.785 .804 107/.845 2/0 2/1
4.Everett G/S/vP ··· ··· 2/no AB 1/.000 2/.000 3/.666 ··· 62/44 .193/.217/.263/.480 .667/.405 .435 38/.373 2/1 0/0
15.Inge G/S/vP 26/.855 1/no AB 6/.334 3/1.667 8/.875 4/.500 10/.856 148/114 .229/.297/.389/.687 .635/.702 .702 98/.616 0/1 3/1
14.Jackson G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 1/.000 1/2.000 1/.000 ··· ··· 170/131 .331/.382/.446/.828 .344/.972 .722 116/.800 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 32/.256 ··· 3/1.333 7/.143 4/.000 3/1.500 ··· 94/63 .159/.258/.256/.514 .508/.517 .608 61/.540 1/0 1/1
30.Ordonez G/S/vP 15/1.257 2/1.000 3/3.000 6/1.500 8/.536 4/.750 14/.786 161/127 .307/.391/.471/.863 .882/.858 .885 105/.797 1/0 5/1
39.Santiago# G/S/vP 5/.400 1/no AB 1/no AB 4/.500 2/.000 3/.667 2/2.000 87/73 .264/.391/.278/.669 .429/.718 .524 63/.720 1/0 0/3
IP 43.0 19.2 18.2 13.0 18.1 15.0 12.2 TOTAL .270/.350/.417/.767 .724/.779 .752 .756 15/6 28/41
ERA-K/9 4.60/5.7 2.75/11.0 2.41/5.3 5.54/6.2 1.47/6.9 5.40/6.0 8.53/8.5 4.81/7.2

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

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 183/.278 80/.188 73/.159 61/.315 72/.159 68/.279 65/.352 .257  Ordonez
 Damon
 Jackson
 Boesch
 Kelly
0/0/32/4
18/0/0/2
0/36/0/2
11/0/4/0
19/0/1/0
OPS .765 .614 .534 .885 .518 .894 .983 .756
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 105/.603 40/.339 33/.517 26/.781 38/.736 30/.993 27/.986 .770
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 78/.969 40/.896 40/.545 35/.949 34/.276 38/.817 38/.981 .745
Road 57/.657 37/.867 22/.296 21/1.222 28/.454 26/.885 14/1.500
Last 28d days 132/.833 49/.682 54/.498 41/.945 49/.489 44/.879 43/1.070
HR/SB/CS 4/2/3 3/2/0 2/0/0 2/0/0 1/2/0 3/0/0 2/3/0 40/44/9
Usage ·····X·· ·X···o·o X··X··Xo Xo··oo·· X····o·· o···X··o 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.