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Game Preview: BOS @ MIN, 1:10pm, Wednesday, April 14, 2010 @Target Field

RedSox, 3-4, 3-44th, 2½ GB, 2 GB in WC

SP: John Lackey (31, RHP, 0-0, 0.00)

2010 Gamelogs / 2010 Splits / vs. MIN Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2010 (0-0) 6.0 3 0 0 2 3 0 0.00
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 2-1 44.2 43 17 15 9 28 3 3.02 56
2010-04-07 NYY ND 6.0 3 0 0 2 3 0 100 67
2009-10-01 TEX ND 2.0 4 2 2 0 2 1 40 42
2009-09-26 OAK ND 5.0 10 6 6 1 2 2 92 24
2009-09-20 @TEX W 6.0 7 5 4 2 4 0 102 42
2009-09-15 @BOS L 7.2 8 3 2 3 6 0 120 56
2009-09-10 SEA W 9.0 5 0 0 1 7 0 115 83
2009-09-05 @KCR ND 9.0 6 1 1 0 4 0 106 75
Last 5 v.MIN 2-2 35.2 36 18 14 6 17 5 3.53 52
2009-07-24 MIN W 7.2 4 2 2 2 3 2 114 64
2008-08-21 MIN ND 8.0 5 1 1 2 6 0 105 72
2007-08-11 MIN W 8.0 10 2 2 0 3 0 104 57
2007-07-20 @MIN L 5.0 10 7 5 1 3 1 93 25
2007-06-06 MIN L 7.0 7 6 4 1 2 2 113 44
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:    1-2    Road:    2-2    ExtrInn: 0-1 
 vsRHP:   2-3    vsLHP:   1-1    1-Run:   0-1 
 vsEast:  1-2    vsCntrl: 2-2    vsWest:  0-0  IL: 0-0 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
  7 Mon, Apr 12  @MIN  L   2-5        3-4   4th  2.0 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: 3-4    Last 20: 3-4    Last 30: 3-4 
Twins, 6-2, 6-21st, Tied

SP: Kevin Slowey (26, RHP, 1-0, 1.69)

2010 Gamelogs / 2010 Splits / vs. BOS Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2010 (1-0) 5.1 7 1 1 2 3 0 1.69
2009 (10-3) 90.2 113 50 49 15 75 15 4.86
2008 (12-11) 160.1 161 74 71 24 123 22 3.99
Last 7 GS 4-2 34.2 41 22 22 12 34 6 5.71 46
2010-04-08 @LAA W 5.1 7 1 1 2 3 0 92 51
2009-07-03 DET ND 3.0 5 6 6 0 4 1 51 29
2009-06-27 @STL L 3.0 6 5 5 1 4 2 58 30
2009-06-19 HOU W 6.0 3 1 1 4 6 0 90 64
2009-06-12 @CHC W 6.0 4 3 3 1 10 0 98 61
2009-06-07 @SEA L 4.2 10 4 4 2 2 3 95 28
2009-06-02 CLE W 6.2 6 2 2 2 5 0 102 57
Last 5 v.BOS 1-1 11.2 13 6 6 1 8 1 4.63 49
2009-05-27 BOS W 6.0 6 2 2 1 5 1 99 56
2007-09-28 @BOS L 5.2 7 4 4 0 3 0 104 42
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:    1-0    Road:    5-2    ExtrInn: 1-0 
 vsRHP:   3-1    vsLHP:   3-1    1-Run:   2-1 
 vsEast:  1-0    vsCntrl: 2-1    vsWest:  3-1  IL: 0-0 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
  8 Mon, Apr 12   BOS  W   5-2        6-2   1st  0.5 up
  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: 6-2    Last 20: 6-2    Last 30: 6-2 
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Mon, Apr 12, 2010 MIN  5  BOS  2        W:Carl Pavano (2-0), L: Jon Lester (0-1), S: Jon Rauch (5)

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)
Season Series: 2010 - MIN leads 1-0; 2009 - BOS won 4-2; 2008 - BOS won 4-3; All-Time - BOS leads 942-916

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 (5.00 RS/G) vs. Twins Pitchers (2.88 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 59.Slowey
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 6/1.467 2/.000 13/.808 10/1.278 20/.739 ··· 5/1.200 3/.000 477/338 .265/.304/.379/.683 .849/.618 .717 25/.777 13/2 8/14
23.Cameron G/S/vP 9/.833 2/1.000 1/.000 3/.000 3/1.167 ··· ··· 6/.834 628/478 .250/.342/.452/.795 .954/.748 .787 24/.675 7/3 24/4
7.Drew* G/S/vP 6/.733 5/1.350 3/.000 6/.334 5/.650 2/.000 1/.000 4/.000 539/404 .279/.392/.522/.914 .863/.932 .844 23/.536 2/6 24/2
2.Ellsbury* G/S/vP 5/.800 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 11/.573 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 11/1.355 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 6/1.500 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 9/1.223 ··· 13/.490 13/.481 13/1.045 2/2.500 2/1.000 4/1.167 672/463 .303/.381/.480/.861 .847/.867 .925 32/.650 1/0 23/7
34.Ortiz* G/S/vP 6/.833 1/2.000 4/.500 5/3.050 3/1.000 ··· 1/.000 7/.714 627/439 .238/.332/.462/.794 .716/.828 .703 24/.436 0/2 28/1
15.Pedroia G/S/vP 6/.666 3/1.667 1/2.000 4/1.000 6/1.667 1/.000 ··· ··· 714/510 .296/.371/.447/.819 .765/.839 .736 34/1.162 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 10/.444 3/.666 6/.334 10/1.278 6/.500 1/.000 2/1.000 1/2.000 680/505 .282/.379/.409/.789 .809/.782 .834 25/.767 14/5 12/10
33.Varitek# G/S/vP 2/.000 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 6/.367 1/2.000 4/.833 6/.500 5/1.200 1/no AB 1/.000 2/.000 588/418 .305/.413/.548/.961 .953/.964 .933 30/1.040 7/2 27/6
IP 90.2 42.0 51.2 76.1 136.2 61.2 70.0 TOTAL .281/.338/.479/.818 .818/.817 .868 .818 5/2 9/2
ERA-K/9 4.86/7.4 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 2.88/5.0

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

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 394/.309 174/.233 230/.250 304/.207 609/.279 253/.224 / 299/.262 .247  Drew
 Cameron
 Ellsbury
 Hall
 Hermida
 Youkilis
 Hulett
 Reddick
0/0/132/5
0/147/0/4
0/153/0/4
22/1/15/3
51/0/81/3
2/0/0/1
1/0/2/0
12/2/10/0
OPS .843 .645 .722 .598 .830 .649 .722 .676
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 193/.946 65/.537 94/.954 120/.525 155/.631 114/.480 / 138/.724 .557
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 201/.746 109/.707 136/.571 184/.645 454/.899 139/.791 / 161/.718 .758
Home 251/.821 93/.651 130/.732 148/.668 247/.779 133/.694 / 176/.712
Last 28d days 25/.724 / 11/.182 17/.364 25/.610 11/1.611 7/.714 19/.579
HR/SB/CS 15/10/3 4/2/0 3/4/1 10/4/2 21/15/9 7/5/0 // 6/5/0 7/1/4
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 (4.63 RS/G) vs. RedSox Pitchers (4.86 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 40.Lackey
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 11/.182 ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· 256/178 .202/.280/.259/.538 .488/.565 .515 1/.000 11/0 0/5
5.Cuddyer G/S/vP 18/1.264 1/.000 1/.000 1/.000 4/.500 5/.000 2/.000 650/468 .276/.342/.520/.862 1.013/.803 .910 35/.676 6/1 32/6
27.Hardy G/S/vP ··· 2/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· 465/364 .229/.302/.357/.659 .539/.689 .709 35/.792 0/1 11/8
23.Harris G/S/vP 6/.334 ··· ··· 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 19/.631 3/.667 ··· ··· 1/no AB 2/.000 6/.000 631/469 .283/.357/.417/.774 .854/.747 .807 37/.536 8/1 9/8
16.Kubel* G/S/vP 17/.568 1/5.000 ··· 2/.500 2/.000 7/1.000 3/.666 578/414 .300/.369/.539/.907 .643/1.014 .956 26/1.042 1/1 28/0
7.Mauer* G/S/vP 21/1.226 1/.000 1/.000 4/.833 4/.500 5/1.400 3/.000 606/383 .365/.444/.587/1.031 .910/1.103 1.111 31/1.247 4/1 28/3
33.Morneau* G/S/vP 32/.648 2/.500 1/no AB 5/1.000 9/.347 6/.834 2/no AB 590/364 .274/.363/.516/.878 .836/.906 .914 36/.996 0/0 30/3
8.Punto# G/S/vP 21/.476 1/.000 1/3.000 6/1.000 1/.000 4/1.167 6/.650 440/308 .228/.337/.284/.621 .642/.608 .599 21/.454 16/3 1/7
2.Span* G/S/vP 8/.453 1/2.000 1/no AB 1/2.000 2/.000 2/.000 2/1.000 676/462 .311/.392/.415/.807 .877/.774 .848 39/.464 23/10 8/5
25.Thome* G/S/vP 22/.182 ··· 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 12/.500 1/.000 ··· 3/.000 2/.000 6/.666 7/.143 416/282 .284/.308/.425/.733 .833/.685 .709 25/.865 2/5 12/5
IP 176.1 49.1 59.2 61.0 68.0 69.2 TOTAL .259/.340/.431/.770 .855/.713 .872 .770 7/1 11/2
ERA-K/9 3.83/7.1 /0.0 3.65/11.5 4.53/6.6 3.39/7.8 1.85/10.1 2.84/6.7 4.65/5.2

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

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 748/.263 / 212/.228 278/.270 258/.242 285/.213 301/.233 .274  Span
 Cuddyer
 Young
 Kubel
74/84/39/6
0/3/117/5
98/0/0/4
29/0/30/1
OPS .718 .690 .796 .704 .600 .711 .807
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 416/.756 / 97/.866 145/.661 116/.467 152/.570 156/.794 .877
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 332/.666 / 115/.545 133/.940 142/.906 133/.633 145/.623 .711
Road 382/.679 / 118/.809 133/.921 160/.652 135/.591 153/.585
Last 28d days 22/.431 17/.894 20/.368 10/.422 15/.929 14/.702 10/1.600
HR/SB/CS 17/13/3 // 5/4/0 5/9/1 8/0/0 5/10/1 7/6/0 9/12/1
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.