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Game Preview: BOS @ MIN, 4:10pm, Monday, April 12, 2010 @Target Field

RedSox, 3-3, 3-33rd, 2 GB, 1½ GB in WC

SP: Jon Lester (26, LHP, 0-0, 7.20)

2010 Gamelogs / 2010 Splits / vs. MIN Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2010 (0-0) 5.0 5 4 4 3 4 0 7.20
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 5-1 40.2 38 14 14 14 42 4 3.10 57
2010-04-06 NYY ND 5.0 5 4 4 3 4 0 94 42
2009-10-01 CLE W 6.1 2 0 0 1 7 0 84 75
2009-09-25 @NYY L 2.1 8 5 5 3 3 1 78 21
2009-09-19 @BAL W 6.0 10 3 3 0 4 2 102 44
2009-09-13 TBR W 8.0 2 0 0 3 7 0 105 82
2009-09-06 @CHW W 7.0 4 0 0 2 8 0 122 75
2009-09-01 @TBR W 6.0 7 2 2 2 9 1 97 57
Last 5 v.MIN 0-1 18.2 23 15 13 7 12 1 6.27 40
2009-05-26 @MIN L 6.0 6 5 5 3 4 1 100 41
2008-07-08 MIN ND 7.1 9 5 5 3 6 0 117 43
2008-05-09 @MIN ND 5.1 8 5 3 1 2 0 94 37
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:    1-2    Road:    2-1    ExtrInn: 0-1 
 vsRHP:   2-2    vsLHP:   1-1    1-Run:   0-1 
 vsEast:  1-2    vsCntrl: 2-1    vsWest:  0-0  IL: 0-0 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
  6 Sun, Apr 11  @KCR  W   8-6        3-3   3rd  2.0 gb
  5 Sat, Apr 10  @KCR  W   8-3        2-3   4th  2.0 gb
  4 Fri, Apr  9  @KCR  L   3-4        1-3   4th  2.0 gb
  3 Wed, Apr  7   NYY  L   1-3 (10)   1-2   4th  1.5 gb
  2 Tue, Apr  6   NYY  L   4-6        1-1   2nd  0.5 gb
  1 Sun, Apr  4   NYY  W   9-7        1-0   1st  0.5 up
 Last 10: 3-3    Last 20: 3-3    Last 30: 3-3 
Twins, 5-2, 5-22nd, ½ GB, ½ up in WC

SP: Carl Pavano (34, RHP, 1-0, 1.29)

2010 Gamelogs / 2010 Splits / vs. BOS Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2010 (1-0) 7.0 6 1 1 0 6 0 1.29
2009 (14-12) 199.1 235 119 113 39 147 26 5.10
2008 (4-2) 34.1 41 23 22 10 15 5 5.77
Last 7 GS 4-1 43.2 52 22 22 7 35 5 4.53 49
2010-04-07 @LAA W 7.0 6 1 1 0 6 0 102 67
2009-10-04 KCR W 5.2 8 4 4 1 7 1 93 43
2009-09-30 @DET L 4.2 7 7 7 2 4 0 83 24
2009-09-25 @KCR W 6.0 8 4 4 1 5 2 91 44
2009-09-19 DET ND 7.0 11 2 2 0 4 0 101 51
2009-09-14 CLE ND 6.0 6 3 3 1 4 2 95 51
2009-09-09 @TOR W 7.1 6 1 1 2 5 0 103 65
Last 5 v.BOS 2-2 24.0 37 17 17 6 18 3 6.38 42
2009-05-06 @BOS W 6.0 6 2 2 3 4 0 103 53
2005-05-28 BOS L 3.2 11 5 5 1 2 0 88 20
2005-04-05 BOS ND 6.1 8 2 2 1 7 1 87 55
2003-06-27 @BOS L 0.0 6 6 6 0 0 1 22 14
1999-06-07 BOS W 8.0 6 2 2 1 5 1 123 66
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:    0-0    Road:    5-2    ExtrInn: 1-0 
 vsRHP:   3-1    vsLHP:   2-1    1-Run:   2-1 
 vsEast:  0-0    vsCntrl: 2-1    vsWest:  3-1  IL: 0-0 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
  7 Sun, Apr 11  @CHW  L   4-5        5-2   2nd  0.5 gb
  6 Sat, Apr 10  @CHW  W   2-1        5-1   1st  0.5 up
  5 Fri, Apr  9  @CHW  W   4-3 (11)   4-1   1st  0.5 up
  4 Thu, Apr  8  @LAA  W  10-1        3-1   1st  0.5 up
  3 Wed, Apr  7  @LAA  W   4-2        2-1   1st  0.5 up
  2 Tue, Apr  6  @LAA  W   5-3        1-1   3rd  0.5 gb
  1 Mon, Apr  5  @LAA  L   3-6        0-1   3rd  1.0 gb
 Last 10: 5-2    Last 20: 5-2    Last 30: 5-2 
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Thu, May 28, 2009 BOS  3 @MIN  1        W:Josh Beckett (5-2), L: Anthony Swarzak (1-1), S: Jonathan Papelbon (13)
Wed, May 27, 2009 MIN  4  BOS  2        W:Kevin Slowey (7-1), L: Daisuke Matsuzaka (0-3), S: Joe Nathan (8)
Tue, May 26, 2009 MIN  5  BOS  2        W:Nick Blackburn (4-2), L: Jon Lester (3-5), S: Joe Nathan (7)
Mon, May 25, 2009 BOS  6 @MIN  5        W:Brad Penny (5-1), L: Francisco Liriano (2-6), S: Jonathan Papelbon (12)
Wed, Apr 22, 2009 BOS  7  MIN  3        W:Brad Penny (2-0), L: Francisco Liriano (0-4), S: none
Wed, Apr 22, 2009 BOS 10  MIN  1  (7)   W:Tim Wakefield (2-1), L: Scott Baker (0-2), S: none
Wed, Jul 09, 2008 BOS 18  MIN  5        W:Josh Beckett (9-5), L: Livan Hernandez (9-6), S: none
Tue, Jul 08, 2008 BOS  6  MIN  5        W:David Aardsma (3-2), L: Matt Guerrier (4-4), S: Jonathan Papelbon (27)
Mon, Jul 07, 2008 BOS  1  MIN  0        W:Hideki Okajima (2-2), L: Brian Bass (3-3), S: Jonathan Papelbon (26)
Mon, May 12, 2008 MIN  7  BOS  3        W:Livan Hernandez (6-1), L: Clay Buchholz (2-3), S: none
Season Series: 2010 -  0-0; 2009 - BOS won 4-2; 2008 - BOS won 4-3; All-Time - BOS leads 942-915

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

For the 2009 season

Stat

Best

Middle

Worst

RS/G

NYY  5.65

DET  4.56

SDP  3.94

RA/G

LAD  3.77

NYM  4.67

BAL  5.41

BA

J. Mauer  .365

Y. Torrealba  .291

A. Miles  .185

OBP

J. Mauer  .444

W. Harris  .364

A. Miles  .224

SLG

A. Pujols  .658

J. Thome  .481

A. Miles  .242

OPS

A. Pujols  1.101

B. McCann  .834

A. Miles  .466

ERA

Z. Greinke  2.16

J. Niemann  3.94

L. Hernandez  5.44

K/9IP

T. Lincecum  10.43

J. Cueto  6.94

J. Lannan  3.88

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NOTE: Team stats shown are for the 2010 season. Player Stats for the 2009 season. We will switch to 2010 stats on May 1st.

RedSox Batters (5.50 RS/G) vs. Twins Pitchers (3.00 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 48.Pavano
G/S/vB
55.Condrey
G/S/vB
28.Crain
G/S/vB
54.Guerrier
G/S/vB
47.Liriano*
G/S/vB
50.Mijares*
G/S/vB
17.Neshek
G/S/vB
60.Rauch
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
29.Beltre G/S/vP 30/.817 2/.000 13/.808 10/1.278 20/.739 ··· 5/1.200 2/.000 477/338 .265/.304/.379/.683 .849/.618 .717 21/.831 13/2 8/14
23.Cameron G/S/vP 13/.154 2/1.000 1/.000 3/.000 3/1.167 ··· ··· 6/.834 628/478 .250/.342/.452/.795 .954/.748 .787 21/.782 7/3 24/4
7.Drew* G/S/vP 11/1.181 5/1.350 3/.000 6/.334 5/.650 2/.000 1/.000 4/.000 539/404 .279/.392/.522/.914 .863/.932 .844 20/.618 2/6 24/2
2.Ellsbury* G/S/vP ··· 4/.000 ··· 1/.000 6/.900 1/.000 ··· ··· 693/477 .301/.355/.415/.770 .785/.763 .742 30/.800 70/12 8/2
22.Hall G/S/vP 3/2.667 2/.000 3/.000 3/.333 8/.250 1/.000 ··· 4/.000 365/226 .201/.258/.338/.596 .606/.589 .557 4/.250 2/2 8/5
32.Hermida* G/S/vP ··· 9/.476 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 11/.455 491/370 .259/.348/.392/.740 .601/.786 .769 8/1.250 5/2 13/1
70.Hulett* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/2.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 19/17 .111/.158/.111/.269 1.000/.180 .661 / 0/0 0/1
25.Lowell G/S/vP 12/.962 4/.250 2/2.000 7/.714 2/2.000 ··· 2/.000 4/.000 484/327 .290/.337/.474/.811 .867/.784 .713 4/.500 2/1 17/9
41.Martinez# G/S/vP 4/2.750 ··· 13/.490 12/.523 13/1.045 2/2.500 2/1.000 4/1.167 672/463 .303/.381/.480/.861 .847/.867 .925 28/.747 1/0 23/7
34.Ortiz* G/S/vP 10/1.743 1/2.000 4/.500 5/3.050 3/1.000 ··· 1/.000 6/.834 627/439 .238/.332/.462/.794 .716/.828 .703 20/.367 0/2 28/1
15.Pedroia G/S/vP 3/.000 3/1.667 1/2.000 3/1.167 6/1.667 1/.000 ··· ··· 714/510 .296/.371/.447/.819 .765/.839 .736 30/1.193 20/8 15/6
68.Reddick* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 62/56 .169/.210/.339/.549 .733/.530 .618 / 0/0 2/1
16.Scutaro G/S/vP 16/.938 3/.666 6/.334 9/1.194 6/.500 1/.000 2/1.000 1/2.000 680/505 .282/.379/.409/.789 .809/.782 .834 21/.713 14/5 12/10
33.Varitek# G/S/vP 11/.955 4/.000 2/.000 6/1.917 4/.250 1/.000 1/no AB 1/2.000 425/301 .209/.313/.390/.703 .807/.666 .591 4/2.500 0/0 14/3
20.Youkilis G/S/vP ··· 1/2.000 4/.833 6/.500 5/1.200 1/no AB 1/.000 1/.000 588/418 .305/.413/.548/.961 .953/.964 .933 26/1.090 7/2 27/6
IP 199.1 42.0 51.2 76.1 136.2 61.2 70.0 TOTAL .289/.352/.498/.849 .800/.864 .945 .849 5/1 9/2
ERA-K/9 5.10/6.6 3.00/5.4 4.70/7.5 2.36/5.5 5.80/8.0 2.34/8.0 /0.0 3.60/6.3 3.00/4.9

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Martinez (56-9-4)
 Varitek (108-16-1)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 854/.294 174/.233 230/.250 304/.207 609/.279 253/.224 / 299/.262 .250  Drew
 Ellsbury
 Cameron
 Hermida
 Hall
 Youkilis
 Hulett
 Reddick
0/0/132/5
0/153/0/4
0/147/0/4
51/0/81/3
22/1/15/3
2/0/0/1
1/0/2/0
12/2/10/0
OPS .795 .645 .722 .598 .830 .649 .722 .686
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 442/.743 65/.537 94/.954 120/.525 155/.631 114/.480 / 138/.724 .562
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 412/.849 109/.707 136/.571 184/.645 454/.899 139/.791 / 161/.718 .771
Home 377/.781 93/.651 130/.732 148/.668 247/.779 133/.694 / 176/.712
Last 28d days 28/.509 / 11/.182 14/.286 25/.610 11/1.611 7/.714 16/.688
HR/SB/CS 26/33/6 4/2/0 3/4/1 10/4/2 21/15/9 7/5/0 // 6/5/0 7/1/3
Usage

NOTE: Team stats shown are for the 2010 season. Player Stats for the 2009 season. We will switch to 2010 stats on May 1st.

Twins Batters (4.57 RS/G) vs. RedSox Pitchers (4.83 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 31.Lester*
G/S/vB
48.Atchison
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
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
41.Butera G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· / /// / 4/.000 / /
12.Casilla# G/S/vP 5/.400 ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· 256/178 .202/.280/.259/.538 .488/.565 .515 1/.000 11/0 0/5
5.Cuddyer G/S/vP 6/.833 ··· 1/.000 1/.000 4/.500 5/.000 2/.000 650/468 .276/.342/.520/.862 1.013/.803 .910 31/.700 6/1 32/6
27.Hardy G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· 465/364 .229/.302/.357/.659 .539/.689 .709 31/.833 0/1 11/8
23.Harris G/S/vP 19/1.166 ··· ··· 4/.500 3/.666 3/.666 4/.500 453/292 .261/.310/.362/.672 .751/.628 .809 12/.778 0/2 6/12
1.Hudson# G/S/vP ··· 2/no AB ··· ··· 1/no AB 2/.000 6/.000 631/469 .283/.357/.417/.774 .854/.747 .807 32/.558 8/1 9/8
16.Kubel* G/S/vP 6/.167 ··· ··· 2/.500 2/.000 7/1.000 3/.666 578/414 .300/.369/.539/.907 .643/1.014 .956 22/.775 1/1 28/0
7.Mauer* G/S/vP 10/.522 ··· 1/.000 4/.833 4/.500 5/1.400 3/.000 606/383 .365/.444/.587/1.031 .910/1.103 1.111 26/1.167 4/1 28/3
33.Morneau* G/S/vP 10/1.278 1/.000 1/no AB 5/1.000 9/.347 6/.834 2/no AB 590/364 .274/.363/.516/.878 .836/.906 .914 31/1.124 0/0 30/3
8.Punto# G/S/vP 6/.666 ··· 1/3.000 6/1.000 1/.000 4/1.167 6/.650 440/308 .228/.337/.284/.621 .642/.608 .599 17/.443 16/3 1/7
2.Span* G/S/vP 6/1.167 ··· 1/no AB 1/2.000 2/.000 2/.000 2/1.000 676/462 .311/.392/.415/.807 .877/.774 .848 34/.397 23/10 8/5
25.Thome* G/S/vP 3/1.334 ··· 1/.000 2/.500 2/.000 6/.000 5/1.800 434/329 .249/.366/.481/.847 .743/.881 .890 15/.872 0/0 23/
21.Young G/S/vP 21/.348 ··· ··· 3/.000 2/.000 6/.666 7/.143 416/282 .284/.308/.425/.733 .833/.685 .709 21/.865 2/5 12/5
IP 203.1 49.1 59.2 61.0 68.0 69.2 TOTAL .248/.331/.424/.755 .858/.701 .755 4/1 10/2
ERA-K/9 3.41/10.0 /0.0 3.65/11.5 4.53/6.6 3.39/7.8 1.85/10.1 2.84/6.7 4.50/4.8

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Mauer (54-19-9)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 843/.242 / 212/.228 278/.270 258/.242 285/.213 301/.233 .263  Span
 Cuddyer
 Young
 Kubel
74/84/39/6
0/3/117/5
98/0/0/4
29/0/30/1
OPS .667 .690 .796 .704 .600 .711 .796
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 220/.717 / 97/.866 145/.661 116/.467 152/.570 156/.794 .836
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 623/.649 / 115/.545 133/.940 142/.906 133/.633 145/.623 .735
Road 468/.695 / 118/.809 133/.921 160/.652 135/.591 153/.585
Last 28d days 24/.806 8/.821 20/.368 10/.422 15/.929 14/.702 10/1.600
HR/SB/CS 20/19/6 // 5/4/0 5/9/1 8/0/0 5/10/1 7/6/0 8/9/1
Usage

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.