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Game Preview: BOS @ MIN, 1:10pm, Thursday, April 15, 2010 @Target Field

RedSox, 4-4, 4-44th, 1½ GB, 1½ GB in WC

SP: Tim Wakefield (43, RHP, 0-0, 2.57)

2010 Gamelogs / 2010 Splits / vs. MIN Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2010 (0-0) 7.0 6 2 2 1 6 2 2.57
2009 (11-5) 129.2 137 67 66 50 72 12 4.58
2008 (10-11) 181.0 154 89 83 60 117 25 4.13
Last 7 GS 1-2 42.0 50 25 24 15 28 8 5.14 46
2010-04-09 @KCR ND 7.0 6 2 2 1 6 2 96 62
2009-09-30 TOR L 3.0 7 5 5 2 2 2 76 25
2009-09-21 @KCR ND 5.0 5 5 4 7 2 1 103 34
2009-09-05 @CHW L 6.0 6 4 4 3 4 1 93 45
2009-08-26 CHW ND 7.0 6 1 1 1 3 0 94 63
2009-07-08 OAK W 6.0 10 3 3 1 8 0 100 47
2009-07-03 SEA ND 8.0 10 5 5 0 3 2 112 45
Last 5 v.MIN 3-2 27.0 29 18 16 8 12 6 5.33 45
2009-04-22 MIN W 7.0 5 1 1 1 4 0 102 66
2008-05-11 @MIN L 2.2 7 7 6 2 2 2 74 18
2007-09-29 MIN W 7.0 6 4 3 0 1 2 92 52
2007-05-04 @MIN W 7.0 3 0 0 3 2 0 104 70
2006-09-19 MIN L 3.1 8 6 6 2 3 2 75 21
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:    1-2    Road:    3-2    ExtrInn: 0-1 
 vsRHP:   3-3    vsLHP:   1-1    1-Run:   0-1 
 vsEast:  1-2    vsCntrl: 3-2    vsWest:  0-0  IL: 0-0 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
  8 Wed, Apr 14  @MIN  W   6-3        4-4   4th  1.5 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: 4-4    Last 20: 4-4    Last 30: 4-4 
Twins, 6-3, 6-31st, Tied

SP: Francisco Liriano (26, LHP, 0-0, 4.50)

2010 Gamelogs / 2010 Splits / vs. BOS Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2010 (0-0) 6.0 4 3 3 5 3 0 4.50
2009 (5-13) 136.2 147 93 88 65 122 21 5.80
2008 (6-4) 76.0 74 40 33 32 67 7 3.91
Last 7 GS 1-4 33.0 38 27 26 20 26 6 7.09 42
2010-04-09 @CHW ND 6.0 4 3 3 5 3 0 92 50
2009-09-27 @KCR L 1.2 3 3 3 3 1 1 45 35
2009-08-17 @TEX L 2.0 7 7 7 2 1 0 61 13
2009-08-12 KCR W 7.0 3 1 1 1 8 1 91 74
2009-08-05 @CLE L 5.0 8 4 4 4 4 0 96 35
2009-07-24 @LAA L 5.1 8 6 6 2 3 3 87 29
2009-07-19 @TEX ND 6.0 5 3 2 3 6 1 90 55
Last 5 v.BOS 0-2 8.0 15 12 12 4 13 1 13.50 28
2009-05-25 BOS L 4.0 11 5 5 0 7 0 84 27
2009-04-22 @BOS L 4.0 4 7 7 4 6 1 74 28
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:    1-1    Road:    5-2    ExtrInn: 1-0 
 vsRHP:   3-2    vsLHP:   3-1    1-Run:   2-1 
 vsEast:  1-1    vsCntrl: 2-1    vsWest:  3-1  IL: 0-0 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
  9 Wed, Apr 14   BOS  L   3-6        6-3   1st    Tied
  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: 6-3    Last 20: 6-3    Last 30: 6-3 
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Wed, Apr 14, 2010 BOS  6 @MIN  3        W:John Lackey (1-0), L: Kevin Slowey (1-1), S: Jonathan Papelbon (3)
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)
Season Series: 2010 - Tied 1-1; 2009 - BOS won 4-2; 2008 - BOS won 4-3; All-Time - BOS leads 943-916

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

SFG  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 (5.13 RS/G) vs. Twins Pitchers (3.22 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 47.Liriano*
G/S/vB
55.Condrey
G/S/vB
28.Crain
G/S/vB
54.Guerrier
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 20/.739 2/.000 14/.972 10/1.278 ··· 6/1.000 3/.000 477/338 .265/.304/.379/.683 .849/.618 .717 30/.747 13/2 8/14
23.Cameron G/S/vP 3/1.167 2/1.000 2/.000 3/.000 ··· 1/no AB 6/.834 628/478 .250/.342/.452/.795 .954/.748 .787 28/.618 7/3 24/4
7.Drew* G/S/vP 5/.650 5/1.350 4/.250 6/.334 2/.000 2/.000 4/.000 539/404 .279/.392/.522/.914 .863/.932 .844 27/.551 2/6 24/2
2.Ellsbury* G/S/vP 6/.900 4/.000 ··· 1/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· 693/477 .301/.355/.415/.770 .785/.763 .742 30/.800 70/12 8/2
22.Hall G/S/vP 8/.250 2/.000 3/.000 3/.333 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 1/3.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 11/.455 491/370 .259/.348/.392/.740 .601/.786 .769 15/1.186 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 2/2.000 4/.250 2/2.000 7/.714 ··· 2/.000 4/.000 484/327 .290/.337/.474/.811 .867/.784 .713 4/.500 2/1 17/9
41.Martinez# G/S/vP 13/1.045 ··· 13/.490 13/.481 2/2.500 3/.666 4/1.167 672/463 .303/.381/.480/.861 .847/.867 .925 37/.670 1/0 23/7
34.Ortiz* G/S/vP 3/1.000 1/2.000 5/.400 5/3.050 ··· 1/.000 7/.714 627/439 .238/.332/.462/.794 .716/.828 .703 29/.511 0/2 28/1
15.Pedroia G/S/vP 6/1.667 3/1.667 1/2.000 4/1.000 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 714/510 .296/.371/.447/.819 .765/.839 .736 39/1.228 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 6/.500 3/.666 6/.334 10/1.278 1/.000 3/.666 1/2.000 680/505 .282/.379/.409/.789 .809/.782 .834 30/.774 14/5 12/10
33.Varitek# G/S/vP 4/.250 4/.000 2/.000 6/1.917 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 5/1.200 1/2.000 5/1.100 6/.500 1/no AB 1/.000 2/.000 588/418 .305/.413/.548/.961 .953/.964 .933 35/1.036 7/2 27/6
IP 136.2 42.0 51.2 76.1 61.2 70.0 TOTAL .281/.344/.478/.822 .818/.824 .865 .822 5/3 10/2
ERA-K/9 5.80/8.0 3.00/5.4 4.70/7.5 2.36/5.5 2.34/8.0 /0.0 3.60/6.3 3.22/5.6

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

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 609/.279 174/.233 230/.250 304/.207 253/.224 / 299/.262 .251  Drew
 Ellsbury
 Cameron
 Hall
 Hermida
 Youkilis
 Hulett
 Reddick
0/0/132/5
0/153/0/4
0/147/0/4
22/1/15/3
51/0/81/3
2/0/0/1
1/0/2/0
12/2/10/0
OPS .830 .645 .722 .598 .649 .722 .698
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 155/.631 65/.537 94/.954 120/.525 114/.480 / 138/.724 .587
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 454/.899 109/.707 136/.571 184/.645 139/.791 / 161/.718 .775
Home 247/.779 93/.651 130/.732 148/.668 133/.694 / 176/.712
Last 28d days 25/.610 / 17/.669 17/.364 11/1.611 14/.445 19/.579
HR/SB/CS 21/15/9 4/2/0 3/4/1 10/4/2 7/5/0 // 6/5/0 8/1/5
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 (4.44 RS/G) vs. RedSox Pitchers (4.63 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS Wakefield
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 4/.250 ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· 256/178 .202/.280/.259/.538 .488/.565 .515 1/.000 11/0 0/5
5.Cuddyer G/S/vP 22/.636 1/.000 2/2.500 1/.000 4/.500 6/.000 2/.000 650/468 .276/.342/.520/.862 1.013/.803 .910 40/.771 6/1 32/6
27.Hardy G/S/vP ··· 2/.000 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· 465/364 .229/.302/.357/.659 .539/.689 .709 39/.706 0/1 11/8
23.Harris G/S/vP 14/.572 ··· ··· 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 23/.652 3/.667 ··· ··· 1/no AB 3/.000 6/.000 631/469 .283/.357/.417/.774 .854/.747 .807 42/.519 8/1 9/8
16.Kubel* G/S/vP 9/.958 1/5.000 1/.000 2/.500 2/.000 7/1.000 3/.666 578/414 .300/.369/.539/.907 .643/1.014 .956 30/.942 1/1 28/0
7.Mauer* G/S/vP 13/1.129 1/.000 1/.000 4/.833 5/.650 6/1.133 3/.000 606/383 .365/.444/.587/1.031 .910/1.103 1.111 36/1.167 4/1 28/3
33.Morneau* G/S/vP 17/.850 2/.500 1/no AB 5/1.000 10/.311 7/.953 2/no AB 590/364 .274/.363/.516/.878 .836/.906 .914 41/.954 0/0 30/3
8.Punto# G/S/vP 16/.402 1/.000 1/3.000 6/1.000 1/.000 4/1.167 6/.650 440/308 .228/.337/.284/.621 .642/.608 .599 24/.481 16/3 1/7
2.Span* G/S/vP 4/1.167 1/2.000 1/no AB 1/2.000 2/.000 3/.500 2/1.000 676/462 .311/.392/.415/.807 .877/.774 .848 44/.521 23/10 8/5
25.Thome* G/S/vP 61/.612 ··· 2/.000 2/.500 2/.000 6/.000 5/1.800 434/329 .249/.366/.481/.847 .743/.881 .890 16/.813 0/0 23/
21.Young G/S/vP 19/.600 1/.000 1/3.000 3/.000 2/.000 6/.666 7/.143 416/282 .284/.308/.425/.733 .833/.685 .709 29/1.033 2/5 12/5
IP 129.2 49.1 59.2 61.0 68.0 69.2 TOTAL .260/.346/.429/.774 .853/.730 .838 .774 7/1 12/2
ERA-K/9 4.58/5.0 /0.0 3.65/11.5 4.53/6.6 3.39/7.8 1.85/10.1 2.84/6.7 4.44/4.8

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

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 572/.270 / 212/.228 278/.270 258/.242 285/.213 301/.233 .273  Span
 Cuddyer
 Young
 Kubel
74/84/39/6
0/3/117/5
98/0/0/4
29/0/30/1
OPS .755 .690 .796 .704 .600 .711 .807
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 230/.749 / 97/.866 145/.661 116/.467 152/.570 156/.794 .838
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 342/.759 / 115/.545 133/.940 142/.906 133/.633 145/.623 .759
Road 271/.722 / 118/.809 133/.921 160/.652 135/.591 153/.585
Last 28d days 27/.798 17/.894 25/.644 10/.422 17/.899 19/.649 10/1.600
HR/SB/CS 12/23/3 // 5/4/0 5/9/1 8/0/0 5/10/1 7/6/0 10/12/1
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.