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Game Preview: BOS @ NYY, 4:10pm, Saturday, September 25, 2010 @Yankee Stadium III

RedSox, 85-68, 85-68 3rd, 7 GB, 6½ GB in WC

SP: Jon Lester (26, LHP, 18-8, 3.06)

2010 Gamelogs / 2010 Splits / vs. NYY Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2010 (18-8) 197.0 156 73 67 75 212 12 3.06
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 6-1 44.0 34 18 17 20 52 2 3.48 59
2010-09-19 TOR W 7.0 4 0 0 4 4 0 112 69
2010-09-13 @SEA W 8.0 3 1 1 3 12 0 112 81
2010-09-06 TBR W 6.0 4 2 2 3 10 0 94 63
2010-09-01 @BAL W 6.0 8 5 5 2 10 0 120 44
2010-08-27 @TBR W 7.0 2 1 0 5 10 0 106 76
2010-08-20 TOR L 2.0 8 9 9 3 1 2 51 2
2010-08-14 @TEX W 8.0 5 0 0 0 5 0 109 77
Last 5 v.NYY 2-1 27.2 26 12 12 11 27 4 3.90 53
2010-08-09 @NYY W 6.1 4 0 0 3 6 0 99 68
2010-05-09 NYY W 7.0 4 2 2 2 7 2 102 66
2010-04-06 NYY ND 5.0 5 4 4 3 4 0 94 42
2009-09-25 @NYY L 2.1 8 5 5 3 3 1 78 21
2009-08-09 @NYY ND 7.0 5 1 1 0 7 1 107 70
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   44-34   Road:   41-34   ExtrInn: 5-10
 vsRHP:  58-41   vsLHP:  27-27   1-Run:  21-23
 vsEast: 34-33   vsCntrl:14-15   vsWest: 24-15 IL:13-5 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
153 Fri, Sep 24  @NYY  W  10-8       85-68  3rd  7.0 gb
152 Wed, Sep 22   BAL  W   6-1       84-68  3rd  8.0 gb
151 Tue, Sep 21   BAL  L   1-9       83-68  3rd  9.0 gb
150 Mon, Sep 20   BAL  L   2-4       83-67  3rd  8.0 gb
149 Sun, Sep 19   TOR  W   6-0       83-66  3rd  7.0 gb
148 Sat, Sep 18   TOR  L   3-4       82-66  3rd  8.0 gb
147 Fri, Sep 17   TOR  L   9-11      82-65  3rd  7.0 gb
146 Wed, Sep 15  @SEA  W   5-1       82-64  3rd  6.5 gb
145 Tue, Sep 14  @SEA  W   9-6       81-64  3rd  7.0 gb
144 Mon, Sep 13  @SEA  W   5-1       80-64  3rd  7.5 gb
 Last 10: 6-4    Last 20:10-10   Last 30:16-14
Yankees, 92-62, 92-62 2nd, ½ GB, 10½ up in WC

SP: Ivan Nova (23, RHP, 1-0, 4.11)

2010 Gamelogs / 2010 Splits / vs. BOS Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2010 (1-0) 35.0 36 17 16 11 23 4 4.11
Last 7 GS 1-0 32.0 32 17 16 11 22 4 4.50 48
2010-09-20 TBR ND 5.2 3 3 2 2 4 0 79 55
2010-09-14 @TBR ND 4.2 6 6 6 3 2 1 74 27
2010-09-08 BAL ND 6.0 6 2 2 2 6 1 91 56
2010-09-03 TOR ND 4.2 6 3 3 2 0 1 76 38
2010-08-29 @CHW W 5.2 5 1 1 1 7 0 88 61
2010-08-23 @TOR ND 5.1 6 2 2 1 3 1 73 50
Has never faced BOS as starter.
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   51-28   Road:   41-34   ExtrInn: 5-6 
 vsRHP:  61-38   vsLHP:  31-24   1-Run:  18-18
 vsEast: 35-29   vsCntrl:23-13   vsWest: 23-13 IL:11-7 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
154 Fri, Sep 24   BOS  L   8-10      92-62  2nd  0.5 gb
153 Thu, Sep 23   TBR  L   3-10      92-61  1st  0.5 up
152 Wed, Sep 22   TBR  L   2-7       92-60  1st  1.5 up
151 Tue, Sep 21   TBR  W   8-3       92-59  1st  2.5 up
150 Mon, Sep 20   TBR  W   8-6       91-59  1st  1.5 up
149 Sun, Sep 19  @BAL  L   3-4 (11)  90-59  1st  0.5 up
148 Sat, Sep 18  @BAL  W  11-3       90-58  1st  0.5 up
147 Fri, Sep 17  @BAL  W   4-3       89-58  1st  0.5 up
146 Wed, Sep 15  @TBR  L   3-4       88-58  2nd  0.5 gb
145 Tue, Sep 14  @TBR  W   8-7 (10)  88-57  1st  0.5 up
 Last 10: 5-5    Last 20: 8-12   Last 30:15-15
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Fri, Sep 24, 2010 BOS 10 @NYY  8        W:Josh Beckett (6-5), L: Andy Pettitte (11-3), S: Jonathan Papelbon (37)
Mon, Aug 09, 2010 BOS  2 @NYY  1        W:Jon Lester (12-7), L: Phil Hughes (13-5), S: Jonathan Papelbon (28)
Sun, Aug 08, 2010 NYY  7  BOS  2        W:Dustin Moseley (2-1), L: Josh Beckett (3-2), S: none
Sat, Aug 07, 2010 NYY  5  BOS  2        W:CC Sabathia (14-5), L: John Lackey (10-7), S: Mariano Rivera (23)
Fri, Aug 06, 2010 BOS  6 @NYY  3        W:Clay Buchholz (12-5), L: Javier Vazquez (9-8), S: Jonathan Papelbon (27)
Tue, May 18, 2010 BOS  7 @NYY  6        W:Daniel Bard (1-1), L: Mariano Rivera (0-1), S: Jonathan Papelbon (10)
Mon, May 17, 2010 NYY 11  BOS  9        W:Javier Vazquez (2-4), L: Jonathan Papelbon (1-3), S: none
Sun, May 09, 2010 BOS  9  NYY  3        W:Jon Lester (3-2), L: A.J. Burnett (4-1), S: none
Sat, May 08, 2010 NYY 14 @BOS  3        W:Alfredo Aceves (3-0), L: Clay Buchholz (3-3), S: none
Fri, May 07, 2010 NYY 10 @BOS  3        W:Phil Hughes (4-0), L: Josh Beckett (1-1), S: none
Season Series: 2010 - NYY over 7-6; 2009 - Tied 9-9; 2008 - Tied 9-9; All-Time - NYY leads 1124-939

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  5.33

ARI  4.47

SEA  3.16

RA/G

SDP  3.59

COL  4.37

PIT  5.41

BA

J. Hamilton  .361

A. Huff  .285

B. Wood  .152

OBP

J. Morneau  .437

G. Blanco  .360

B. Wood  .181

SLG

J. Bautista  .635

T. Hunter  .467

B. Wood  .217

OPS

J. Morneau  1.055

P. Burrell  .819

B. Wood  .398

ERA

J. Johnson  2.30

S. Marcum  3.77

K. Millwood  5.29

K/9IP

Y. Gallardo  9.71

M. Cain  7.06

K. Kendrick  4.15

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

RedSox Batters (5.06 RS/G) vs. Yankees Pitchers (4.20 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 47.Nova
G/S/vB
63.Albaladejo
G/S/vB
65.Hughes
G/S/vB
48.Logan*
G/S/vB
45.Mitre
G/S/vB
61.Ring*
G/S/vB
42.Rivera
G/S/vB
30.Robertson
G/S/vB
64.Sanchez
G/S/vB
39.Wood
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
44.Anderson* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 22/20 .263/.364/.316/.679 .000/.753 .697 22/.679 0/0 0/0
29.Beltre G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 12/.166 4/.250 3/.000 ··· 5/1.000 2/2.000 1/.000 19/1.306 616/424 .322/.367/.558/.925 .946/.916 .969 95/.985 2/1 28/18
36.Cash G/S/vP ··· ··· 3/3.500 ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 5/.600 ··· ··· 123/92 .173/.248/.245/.493 .586/.462 .561 0/ 0/0 2/1
7.Drew* G/S/vP ··· 3/1.667 16/1.625 3/.667 4/.500 1/.000 10/.944 4/.000 1/2.000 36/.520 520/350 .258/.346/.444/.790 .619/.872 .816 68/.715 3/1 19/0
22.Hall G/S/vP ··· 1/5.000 3/.666 1/.000 5/.000 1/3.000 1/.000 1/.000 4/.583 17/.982 360/205 .242/.304/.453/.757 .695/.804 .748 58/.687 6/1 18/11
55.Kalish* G/S/vP ··· ··· 3/.666 ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 149/112 .245/.284/.417/.701 .568/.747 .712 66/.826 4/1 4/2
25.Lowell G/S/vP ··· 4/1.833 8/.875 ··· 2/2.500 1/.000 16/.580 4/.750 ··· 18/.591 229/132 .224/.297/.337/.634 .592/.664 .599 55/.528 0/0 4/2
12.Lowrie# G/S/vP ··· 1/2.000 ··· ··· 1/2.000 ··· 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 1/2.000 162/92 .282/.370/.514/.884 1.059/.749 1.048 73/.902 1/1 7/5
41.Martinez# G/S/vP ··· 4/.500 10/1.000 12/1.117 1/.000 ··· 15/.400 3/.666 2/.000 4/.833 507/351 .298/.347/.487/.834 1.181/.678 .707 101/.935 1/0 18/6
54.McDonald G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 5/.400 1/.000 ··· ··· 1/2.000 1/.000 2/.000 1/.000 348/184 .274/.342/.436/.779 .831/.731 .761 53/.763 9/1 9/2
60.Nava# G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 166/133 .248/.343/.372/.716 .633/.733 .543 38/.619 0/1 1/0
56.Navarro G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 37/22 .147/.189/.147/.336 .421/.279 .200 29/.361 0/0 0/0
34.Ortiz* G/S/vP ··· 3/.000 12/1.694 6/.833 2/1.500 1/.000 26/.885 3/.666 1/.000 2/1.000 574/386 .263/.362/.527/.890 .582/1.053 .856 88/.787 0/1 31/0
3.Patterson* G/S/vP ··· ··· 2/.000 1/.000 2/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 187/153 .227/.281/.436/.717 .552/.753 .844 2/1.000 8/1 6/2
46.Reddick* G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 53/48 .231/.245/.385/.630 1.000/.591 .493 27/.778 1/0 1/0
39.Saltalamacchia# G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 3/1.667 2/1.500 ··· ··· 2/.000 ··· ··· 30/11 .167/.333/.292/.625 .654/.573 .721 17/.448 0/0 0/1
16.Scutaro G/S/vP ··· 1/no AB 19/.551 ··· 14/.286 ··· 16/.813 7/1.314 2/.500 7/.286 672/478 .271/.331/.379/.710 .712/.709 .685 84/.725 4/4 11/20
33.Varitek# G/S/vP ··· 3/.000 5/.200 2/2.000 1/5.000 1/.000 38/.742 2/.000 ··· 2/1.000 115/87 .240/.304/.500/.804 .901/.772 .674 10/.100 0/0 7/0
IP 35.0 8.2 169.1 38.0 51.1 1.2 57.0 56.1 3.2 44.1 TOTAL .268/.338/.452/.791 .799/.787 .779 .765 54/17 201/117
ERA-K/9 4.11/5.9 5.19/8.3 4.31/7.4 2.84/8.8 3.51/4.4 5.40/10.6 1.58/6.9 3.83/10.6 0.00/7.3 3.05/9.3 3.99/7.2

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Cash (33-7-7)
 Martinez (92-26-4)
 Saltalamacchia (6-1-0)
 Varitek (30-9-1)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 150/.263 40/.250 703/.248 163/.238 205/.232 6/.000 219/.182 252/.259 13/.083 192/.210 .248  McDonald
 Patterson
 Hall
 Kalish
 Reddick
 Nava
 Drew
29/67/31/9
43/18/0/4
52/7/7/3
12/31/2/3
5/6/12/1
48/0/0/1
0/0/128/1
OPS .710 .744 .712 .674 .694 .167 .498 .727 .237 .647 .716
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 83/.733 18/.656 370/.745 85/.521 105/.666 4/.250 104/.579 107/.769 5/.400 95/.654 .736
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 67/.680 22/.821 333/.677 78/.842 100/.723 2/.000 115/.425 145/.697 8/.125 97/.631 .700
Home 74/.709 32/.766 420/.768 98/.660 120/.819 6/.167 103/.418 127/.659 / 106/.745
Last 28d days 116/.698 30/.825 105/.761 32/.745 21/.955 6/.167 45/.708 45/.539 / 49/.334
HR/SB/CS 4/3/0 1/2/1 25/10/5 3/2/0 7/9/0 0/0/0 2/4/0 5/4/1 0/0/0 4/7/0 167/120/23
Usage ····X··· X·X····· ···X···· o···oo·· X······· ··X····· ····XX·o ····oX·X ········ X···Xo··
Yankees Batters (5.33 RS/G) vs. RedSox Pitchers (4.59 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
64.Bowden
G/S/vB
68.Coello
G/S/vB
61.Doubront*
G/S/vB
43.Fox
G/S/vB
59.Manuel
G/S/vB
37.Okajima*
G/S/vB
58.Papelbon
G/S/vB
62.Richardson*
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
17.Berkman# G/S/vP 3/.000 ··· 3/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 469/378 .253/.371/.423/.794 .523/.862 .887 67/.881 3/2 14/1
24.Cano* G/S/vP 31/.611 2/2.500 3/.000 4/.750 ··· ··· ··· ··· 14/1.286 17/.607 ··· 660/435 .319/.380/.536/.916 .879/.936 .891 106/.773 2/2 28/3
29.Cervelli G/S/vP 3/.333 ··· 1/2.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 2/no AB ··· 303/203 .258/.346/.320/.666 .816/.594 .692 38/1.086 1/1 0/11
22.Curtis* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 64/54 .186/.250/.288/.538 .633/.521 .975 17/.059 0/0 1/0
11.Gardner* G/S/vP 3/.666 ··· 3/.000 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 3/1.167 7/1.857 ··· 544/379 .276/.382/.377/.759 .728/.773 .790 84/.705 42/8 5/1
27.Golson G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 18/4 .278/.278/.389/.667 .857/.000 1.250 13/.615 0/2 0/0
14.Granderson* G/S/vP 5/.400 ··· 3/2.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 5/.200 12/1.091 ··· 500/338 .251/.327/.465/.792 .634/.870 .842 101/.951 12/2 22/2
2.Jeter G/S/vP 35/.704 1/.000 5/.000 4/.500 ··· ··· ··· ··· 10/1.056 21/.696 ··· 704/479 .267/.336/.371/.707 .872/.630 .797 111/.635 17/5 10/6
26.Kearns G/S/vP 6/1.500 3/.333 3/3.500 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 447/288 .265/.351/.401/.752 .730/.764 .727 46/.504 4/1 10/4
53.Miranda* G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/no AB ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 2/.000 ··· 69/62 .222/.290/.429/.718 .619/.729 .896 2/.000 0/0 3/0
18.Moeller G/S/vP 6/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 15/10 .214/.267/.429/.695 1.200/.422 .429 3/1.000 0/0 0/0
12.Nunez G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 49/23 .298/.327/.383/.710 .692/.725 .542 24/.553 4/0 1/1
19.Pena# G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 1/no AB ··· 159/125 .231/.263/.252/.515 .290/.572 .538 25/.612 6/1 0/4
20.Posada# G/S/vP 23/.451 3/.000 3/.333 4/2.333 ··· ··· ··· ··· 12/.962 11/.455 ··· 432/282 .257/.366/.473/.838 .850/.831 .940 66/.852 3/1 18/8
13.Rodriguez G/S/vP 26/1.016 3/1.666 6/.900 2/3.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 7/.679 16/1.207 ··· 557/396 .273/.343/.506/.849 .717/.899 .895 74/1.056 4/3 27/6
60.Russo G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 54/26 .184/.245/.224/.470 .481/.451 .310 1/.000 1/0 0/1
33.Swisher# G/S/vP 28/.866 2/.000 5/1.800 6/.334 ··· ··· ··· ··· 8/.393 7/.143 ··· 602/395 .291/.363/.519/.882 .850/.897 .871 75/.819 1/2 28/4
25.Teixeira# G/S/vP 23/.535 6/.533 11/1.546 4/.500 ··· ··· ··· ··· 5/1.100 11/.582 ··· 672/463 .255/.365/.484/.849 .932/.812 .969 101/.815 0/1 32/3
38.Thames G/S/vP 10/1.150 ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 2/2.000 4/1.833 ··· 218/90 .295/.362/.518/.881 .850/.927 .787 50/.730 0/0 12/3
IP 197.0 57.1 71.1 12.0 4.1 25.0 7.1 9.2 42.1 64.0 13.0 TOTAL .268/.351/.440/.790 .788/.791 .837 .782 94/29 193/73
ERA-K/9 3.06/9.7 4.24/6.3 1.77/9.0 5.25/7.5 6.23/8.4 4.32/8.3 4.91/0.0 5.59/3.7 4.46/6.4 3.94/10.1 4.15/8.3 4.21/7.4

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Cervelli (53-9-2)
 Moeller (5-1-2)
 Posada (62-13-8)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 812/.218 237/.245 279/.177 52/.360 21/.235 113/.270 30/.269 41/.222 196/.316 269/.218 64/.300 .253  Gardner
 Swisher
 Granderson
 Thames
 Kearns
 Golson
 Russo
 Curtis
 Pena
118/43/0/11
0/1/127/10
0/128/0/4
24/0/8/2
88/5/31/1
2/5/13/1
11/0/0/0
7/0/16/0
0/0/2/0
OPS .616 .731 .527 1.005 .616 .789 .608 1.012 .835 .664 .889 .726
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 200/.634 114/.854 148/.457 25/1.049 11/.990 40/.576 13/.508 16/.774 90/.731 146/.711 33/1.100 .761
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 612/.610 123/.620 131/.601 27/.963 10/.200 73/.911 17/.669 25/1.146 106/.925 123/.605 31/.675 .695
Road 406/.521 88/.758 162/.621 20/1.237 9/.476 46/.911 / 16/.588 92/.985 142/.743 29/.761
Last 28d days 113/.493 48/.696 41/.689 24/.984 21/.616 5/2.000 30/.608 13/1.476 37/.399 42/.874 14/.625
HR/SB/CS 12/19/7 9/5/2 5/7/1 2/3/0 0/1/0 3/1/1 0/1/0 5/0/0 5/1/1 7/9/0 2/2/0 143/153/41
Usage ·····X·· o··o·o·· o·o·X··· ····X··X ·····o·· ········ ···o···X ········ ···oo·X· X·XX···· ········

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.