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Game Preview: MIN @ BOS, 7:10pm, Friday, May 6, 2011 @Fenway Park II

Twins, 11-18, 11-18 4th, 9½ GB, 5 GB in WC

SP: Scott Baker (29, RHP, 1-2, 3.16)

2011 Gamelogs / 2011 Splits / vs. BOS Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2011 (1-2) 31.1 28 11 11 9 26 4 3.16
2010 (12-9) 170.1 186 87 85 43 148 23 4.49
2009 (15-9) 200.0 190 99 97 48 162 28 4.37
Last 7 GS 1-2 41.1 38 15 14 14 42 5 3.05 56
2011-04-29 @KCR ND 6.1 8 2 2 1 2 0 107 50
2011-04-21 @BAL W 7.0 4 0 0 1 9 0 106 77
2011-04-16 @TBR ND 7.0 4 1 1 1 6 0 96 70
2011-04-10 OAK L 5.0 7 4 4 2 5 2 99 40
2011-04-04 @NYY L 6.0 5 4 4 4 4 2 96 46
2010-09-29 @KCR ND 5.0 6 2 2 4 9 1 100 52
2010-09-21 CLE ND 5.0 4 2 1 1 7 0 91 59
Last 5 v.BOS 0-2 17.2 23 9 9 4 13 4 4.58 47
2010-05-19 @BOS L 6.0 8 3 3 1 4 1 105 47
2009-04-22 @BOS L 4.2 10 6 6 1 2 3 92 21
2008-07-07 @BOS ND 7.0 5 0 0 2 7 0 94 72
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:    4-6    Road:    7-12   ExtrInn: 2-1 
 vsRHP:   6-14   vsLHP:   5-4    1-Run:   7-7 
 vsEast:  5-12   vsCntrl: 5-4    vsWest:  1-2  IL: 0-0 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 29 Wed, May  4  @CHW  W   3-2       11-18  4th  9.0 gb
 28 Tue, May  3  @CHW  W   1-0       10-18  4th 10.0 gb
 27 Sun, May  1  @KCR  L   3-10       9-18  4th 10.0 gb
 26 Sat, Apr 30  @KCR  L   2-11       9-17  4th  9.0 gb
 25 Fri, Apr 29  @KCR  L   3-4        9-16  4th  8.0 gb
 24 Thu, Apr 28   TBR  L   1-6        9-15  4th  7.0 gb
 23 Thu, Apr 28   TBR  L   3-15       9-14  4th  7.0 gb
 22 Wed, Apr 27   TBR  L   2-8        9-13  4th  5.5 gb
 21 Sun, Apr 24   CLE  W   4-3        9-12  4th  4.0 gb
 20 Sat, Apr 23   CLE  W  10-3        8-12  4th  5.0 gb
 Last 10: 4-6    Last 20: 8-12   Last 30:11-18
RedSox, 14-17, 14-17 4th, 4 GB, 3 GB in WC

SP: Tim Wakefield (44, RHP, 0-0, 4.08)

2011 Gamelogs / 2011 Splits / vs. MIN Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2011 (0-0) 17.2 12 9 8 4 7 3 4.08
2010 (4-10) 140.0 153 92 83 36 84 19 5.34
2009 (11-5) 129.2 137 67 66 50 72 12 4.58
Last 7 GS 1-3 35.0 39 32 28 14 25 4 7.20 40
2011-05-01 SEA ND 5.2 3 1 1 1 3 0 76 61
2010-10-02 NYY ND 5.0 7 5 5 3 6 1 94 36
2010-09-08 TBR W 5.0 6 5 4 2 4 1 86 39
2010-08-25 SEA L 5.2 8 4 3 0 2 0 91 41
2010-07-20 @OAK ND 6.0 3 4 3 2 5 0 115 55
2010-07-15 TEX L 2.0 8 7 6 0 2 1 34 16
2010-07-07 @TBR L 5.2 4 6 6 6 3 1 112 34
Last 5 v.MIN 3-2 29.0 31 18 15 7 11 4 4.66 47
2010-04-15 @MIN L 5.1 10 6 5 1 2 0 98 27
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
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:    8-8    Road:    6-9    ExtrInn: 1-1 
 vsRHP:  10-10   vsLHP:   4-7    1-Run:   2-5 
 vsEast:  6-6    vsCntrl: 0-3    vsWest:  8-8  IL: 0-0 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 31 Thu, May  5   LAA  L   0-11      14-17  4th  4.0 gb
 30 Wed, May  4   LAA  L   3-5 (13)  14-16  4th  4.0 gb
 29 Tue, May  3   LAA  W   7-3       14-15  3rd  4.0 gb
 28 Mon, May  2   LAA  W   9-5       13-15  4th  5.0 gb
 27 Sun, May  1   SEA  W   3-2       12-15  5th  5.0 gb
 26 Sat, Apr 30   SEA  L   0-2       11-15  5th  5.0 gb
 25 Fri, Apr 29   SEA  L   4-5       11-14  5th  4.0 gb
 24 Thu, Apr 28  @BAL  W   6-2       11-13  4th  4.0 gb
 23 Wed, Apr 27  @BAL  L   4-5       10-13  5th  4.0 gb
 22 Tue, Apr 26  @BAL  L   1-4       10-12  4th  3.0 gb
 Last 10: 4-6    Last 20:12-8    Last 30:14-16
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Thu, May 20, 2010 BOS  6  MIN  2        W:Jon Lester (4-2), L: Francisco Liriano (4-3), S: none
Wed, May 19, 2010 BOS  3  MIN  2        W:Clay Buchholz (5-3), L: Scott Baker (4-4), S: Daniel Bard (1)
Thu, Apr 15, 2010 MIN  8  BOS  0        W:Francisco Liriano (1-0), L: Tim Wakefield (0-1), S: none
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
Season Series: 2011 -  0-0; 2010 - BOS won 3-2; 2009 - BOS won 4-2; All-Time - BOS leads 945-917

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 2011 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
Twins Batters (3.07 RS/G) vs. RedSox Pitchers (4.48 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 49.Wakefield
G/S/vB
32.Albers
G/S/vB
48.Atchison
G/S/vB
51.Bard
G/S/vB
53.Hill*
G/S/vB
37.Okajima*
G/S/vB
58.Papelbon
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
41.Butera G/S/vP ··· 1/2.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 57/50 .111/.158/.148/.306 .571/.268 .351 53/.291 0/0 0/1
12.Casilla# G/S/vP 4/.250 3/.666 ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 79/59 .183/.244/.268/.511 .250/.607 .526 64/.517 2/1 0/4
5.Cuddyer G/S/vP 25/.657 2/.000 1/.000 3/2.334 ··· 4/.500 6/.000 109/75 .230/.294/.350/.644 .945/.511 .635 86/.760 2/0 3/2
38.Hughes G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 49/35 .234/.265/.319/.584 .929/.441 .493 46/.624 0/0 1/0
16.Kubel* G/S/vP 12/.878 1/no AB 1/5.000 1/.000 ··· 2/.000 7/1.000 114/75 .350/.395/.524/.919 .705/1.030 .966 91/.951 1/0 3/0
33.Morneau* G/S/vP 20/.821 1/.000 2/.500 2/no AB ··· 10/.311 7/.953 95/61 .207/.274/.310/.584 .209/.805 .526 70/.584 0/0 1/1
24.Plouffe G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· / /// / / / /
37.Revere* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· / /// / / / /
2.Span* G/S/vP 8/1.357 2/.000 1/2.000 1/no AB ··· 2/.000 3/.500 126/88 .293/.349/.371/.720 .641/.751 .733 96/.670 2/1 1/0
20.Tolbert# G/S/vP 2/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 1/no AB 53/42 .180/.196/.260/.456 .522/.439 .411 48/.462 0/0 0/1
19.Valencia G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 113/85 .218/.301/.327/.628 1.044/.485 .678 87/.668 1/1 2/2
IP 17.2 9.2 3.2 15.2 1.1 6.1 12.1 TOTAL .230/.292/.323/.615 .606/.619 .602 .636 11/3 13/17
ERA-K/9 4.08/3.6 0.93/7.4 7.36/4.9 2.87/9.2 0.00/13.8 5.68/4.3 2.92/11.7 4.34/7.0

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Butera (7-5-1)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 68/.190 39/.147 18/.412 60/.222 5/.200 26/.227 51/.239 .249  Kubel
 Span
 Cuddyer
3/0/17/3
0/27/0/0
0/0/13/0
OPS .664 .433 1.033 .572 .400 .638 .598 .726
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 41/.612 22/.581 6/1.333 31/.567 2/.000 10/.775 27/.491 .722
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 27/.742 17/.243 12/.871 29/.571 3/.667 16/.552 24/.725 .730
Home 50/.673 22/.427 18/1.033 28/.332 5/.400 20/.498 26/.481
Last 28d days 53/.633 31/.472 18/1.033 43/.452 5/.400 26/.638 41/.531
HR/SB/CS 3/0/1 0/2/0 0/0/0 0/2/1 0/0/0 0/1/0 0/0/0 31/34/11
Usage ·o··X··· ·X··X·X· X······· ·Xoo··o· X······· ·X·o·XX· ·XX·o··o
RedSox Batters (4.16 RS/G) vs. Twins Pitchers (5.21 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 30.Baker
G/S/vB
31.Burnett
G/S/vB
55.Capps
G/S/vB
37.Hoey
G/S/vB
56.Hughes*
G/S/vB
50.Mijares*
G/S/vB
36.Nathan
G/S/vB
15.Perkins*
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
23.Cameron G/S/vP 9/1.587 ··· 5/1.400 ··· 1/.000 ··· 4/.500 3/.666 36/14 .182/.229/.364/.592 .773/.308 .857 31/.647 0/0 2/0
13.Crawford* G/S/vP 16/1.286 ··· 2/.000 ··· 2/.000 3/1.667 5/1.000 2/.000 125/85 .197/.242/.274/.515 .463/.540 .505 95/.570 5/2 1/0
7.Drew* G/S/vP 9/1.111 1/.000 1/.000 2/.500 2/.000 2/.000 3/1.667 1/.000 95/72 .225/.347/.325/.672 .872/.601 .600 77/.668 0/0 1/0
2.Ellsbury* G/S/vP 8/.875 ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 2/1.000 4/.000 126/94 .270/.333/.452/.786 .526/.873 .815 95/.852 8/3 4/0
28.Gonzalez* G/S/vP 3/.000 ··· 4/1.250 ··· ··· ··· 2/.000 3/.333 136/89 .306/.368/.460/.827 .584/.948 .762 106/.816 1/0 2/0
12.Lowrie# G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 3/2.667 94/60 .348/.372/.539/.912 1.147/.768 1.078 86/.957 0/1 3/2
54.McDonald G/S/vP 3/.666 ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 22/7 .150/.227/.300/.527 .651/.286 .747 18/.575 1/0 1/1
34.Ortiz* G/S/vP 6/1.166 1/3.000 ··· 2/no AB ··· ··· 8/.393 5/.400 123/84 .295/.390/.467/.857 1.081/.756 .943 95/.854 0/0 4/
15.Pedroia G/S/vP 9/.444 2/.000 ··· 1/.000 1/.000 2/1.000 1/.000 5/.400 137/91 .241/.350/.328/.678 .873/.584 .792 109/.661 3/1 2/1
39.Saltalamacchia# G/S/vP 5/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 4/.500 3/.666 66/50 .194/.242/.258/.500 .250/.584 .581 46/.512 0/0 0/1
10.Scutaro G/S/vP 2/.500 1/.000 1/no AB ··· 2/1.000 2/1.000 7/.286 9/.476 73/54 .215/.301/.292/.594 .888/.499 .819 51/.717 0/0 1/4
33.Varitek# G/S/vP 4/1.250 ··· ··· 3/1.000 1/5.000 1/.000 5/.200 5/1.000 50/28 .140/.245/.186/.431 .325/.524 .468 47/.434 0/0 0/0
20.Youkilis G/S/vP 10/.800 2/1.000 ··· 1/.000 1/5.000 2/no AB 5/.800 4/2.750 116/75 .233/.397/.489/.885 1.213/.705 1.049 88/.981 0/0 5/2
IP 31.1 4.2 14.1 4.2 10.2 8.1 9.0 14.0 TOTAL .247/.330/.384/.715 .774/.685 .788 .748 18/7 26/14
ERA-K/9 3.16/7.5 3.86/5.7 3.14/3.8 5.79/7.7 10.13/8.4 4.32/7.6 10.00/7.0 0.64/5.8 4.73/5.5

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Saltalamacchia (24-8-3)
 Varitek (10-3-1)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 129/.239 22/.267 56/.216 25/.417 53/.356 38/.207 44/.257 53/.234 .269  Drew
 Ellsbury
 Crawford
 McDonald
 Cameron
0/0/24/2
0/28/0/0
29/0/0/0
4/2/4/0
1/2/8/0
OPS .713 .788 .589 1.232 1.056 .636 .929 .621 .780
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 88/.801 10/.929 29/.776 11/1.455 23/1.035 19/.663 26/.801 24/.530 .779
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 41/.528 12/.667 27/.366 14/1.044 30/1.073 19/.588 18/1.137 29/.695 .783
Road 106/.637 11/.883 42/.725 12/1.409 24/1.300 21/.571 31/1.334 25/.593
Last 28d days 103/.667 22/.788 41/.639 25/1.232 39/1.042 28/.747 30/1.025 47/.661
HR/SB/CS 4/1/0 0/2/0 2/0/0 2/0/0 3/0/1 0/0/2 2/2/0 0/0/1 32/20/7
Usage ······X· ····o·X· ·X·····o ·····X·X ····X··X ·o···o·X ·····X·o ·o··X··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.