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Game Preview: MIN @ BOS, 1:35pm, Sunday, May 8, 2011 @Fenway Park II

Twins, 12-19, 12-19 4th, 9½ GB, 5½ GB in WC

SP: Carl Pavano (35, RHP, 2-3, 5.84)

2011 Gamelogs / 2011 Splits / vs. BOS Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2011 (2-3) 37.0 40 27 24 10 17 4 5.84
2010 (17-11) 221.0 227 95 92 37 117 24 3.75
2009 (14-12) 199.1 235 119 113 39 147 26 5.10
Last 7 GS 2-3 44.0 49 29 25 11 20 4 5.11 45
2011-05-01 @KCR L 5.1 12 7 6 0 0 1 88 18
2011-04-24 CLE W 7.0 6 3 3 2 3 0 101 54
2011-04-19 @BAL L 4.2 8 8 7 3 3 0 99 18
2011-04-14 @TBR ND 8.0 4 0 0 2 7 0 104 79
2011-04-08 OAK W 8.0 4 1 1 1 1 0 106 70
2011-04-01 @TOR L 4.0 6 8 7 2 3 3 64 21
2010-10-01 TOR ND 7.0 9 2 1 1 3 0 100 55
Last 5 v.BOS 2-2 22.0 35 16 16 6 17 2 6.55 41
2010-04-12 BOS W 6.0 4 1 1 1 4 0 95 63
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
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:    4-6    Road:    8-13   ExtrInn: 2-1 
 vsRHP:   7-15   vsLHP:   5-4    1-Run:   7-7 
 vsEast:  6-13   vsCntrl: 5-4    vsWest:  1-2  IL: 0-0 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 31 Sat, May  7  @BOS  L   0-4       12-19  4th  9.5 gb
 30 Fri, May  6  @BOS  W   9-2       12-18  4th  8.5 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
 Last 10: 3-7    Last 20: 8-12   Last 30:12-18
RedSox, 15-18, 15-18 3rd, 4 GB, 3½ GB in WC

SP: Daisuke Matsuzaka (30, RHP, 2-3, 4.33)

2011 Gamelogs / 2011 Splits / vs. MIN Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2011 (2-3) 27.0 22 15 13 14 20 3 4.33
2010 (9-6) 153.2 137 84 80 74 133 13 4.69
2009 (4-6) 59.1 81 38 38 30 54 10 5.76
Last 7 GS 2-2 39.0 26 19 15 19 33 4 3.46 55
2011-04-29 SEA ND 4.0 3 3 1 4 4 0 82 48
2011-04-23 @LAA W 8.0 1 0 0 3 9 0 115 86
2011-04-18 TOR W 7.0 1 0 0 1 3 0 89 77
2011-04-11 TBR L 2.0 8 7 7 2 2 2 47 12
2011-04-06 @CLE L 5.0 6 3 3 3 2 1 96 42
2010-10-02 NYY ND 5.0 3 4 2 5 6 0 104 50
2010-09-26 @NYY ND 8.0 4 2 2 1 7 1 110 72
Last 5 v.MIN 2-1 27.1 27 7 7 11 26 1 2.30 59
2009-05-27 @MIN L 5.0 9 3 3 3 6 0 102 40
2008-07-07 MIN ND 7.1 6 0 0 3 5 0 108 68
2008-05-10 @MIN W 7.0 6 2 2 3 7 0 96 61
2007-09-28 MIN W 8.0 6 2 2 2 8 1 119 68
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:    9-9    Road:    6-9    ExtrInn: 1-1 
 vsRHP:  10-11   vsLHP:   5-7    1-Run:   2-5 
 vsEast:  6-6    vsCntrl: 1-4    vsWest:  8-8  IL: 0-0 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 33 Sat, May  7   MIN  W   4-0       15-18  3rd  4.0 gb
 32 Fri, May  6   MIN  L   2-9       14-18  5th  5.0 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
 Last 10: 5-5    Last 20:12-8    Last 30:15-15
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Sat, May 07, 2011 BOS  4  MIN  0        W:Clay Buchholz (3-3), L: Brian Duensing (2-2), S: none
Fri, May 06, 2011 MIN  9 @BOS  2        W:Scott Baker (2-2), L: Tim Wakefield (0-1), S: none

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)
Season Series: 2011 - tied 1-1; 2010 - BOS won 3-2; 2009 - BOS won 4-2; All-Time - BOS leads 946-918

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 (3.16 RS/G) vs. RedSox Pitchers (4.48 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 18.Matsuzaka
G/S/vB
91.Aceves
G/S/vB
32.Albers
G/S/vB
51.Bard
G/S/vB
53.Hill*
G/S/vB
37.Okajima*
G/S/vB
58.Papelbon
G/S/vB
49.Wakefield
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
41.Butera G/S/vP ··· 2/.000 1/2.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 2/1.000 61/54 .121/.164/.155/.319 .571/.285 .365 57/.306 0/0 0/1
12.Casilla# G/S/vP 4/.500 2/.000 3/.666 ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 6/.167 83/61 .173/.232/.253/.485 .250/.585 .488 63/.484 2/1 0/4
5.Cuddyer G/S/vP 9/.472 4/1.750 3/.666 3/2.334 ··· 4/.500 7/.000 28/.709 118/84 .250/.314/.361/.675 .945/.569 .683 87/.806 2/0 3/2
38.Hughes G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 52/38 .220/.250/.300/.550 .929/.405 .443 45/.592 0/0 1/0
16.Kubel* G/S/vP 13/1.215 4/2.750 1/no AB 1/.000 1/.000 2/.000 8/.875 15/.795 123/83 .336/.390/.509/.899 .686/1.003 .932 92/.976 1/0 3/0
33.Morneau* G/S/vP 12/1.417 4/.000 1/.000 2/no AB 1/.000 10/.311 8/.821 23/.864 104/69 .211/.279/.305/.584 .203/.789 .535 71/.549 0/0 1/1
24.Plouffe G/S/vP ··· 2/.000 ··· 1/.000 1/no AB ··· ··· 3/3.500 9/8 .286/.444/.714/1.159 /1.089 1.159 9/1.159 1/0 1/0
37.Revere* G/S/vP ··· 3/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 2/1.000 5/5 .200/.200/.200/.400 /.400 .400 5/.400 0/0 0/0
32.Rivera G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 4/1.500 3/3 .000/.333/.000/.333 /.333 .333 3/.333 0/0 0/0
2.Span* G/S/vP 6/1.267 5/.400 2/.000 2/.000 1/no AB 2/.000 3/.500 11/1.155 135/96 .290/.348/.363/.711 .657/.729 .719 97/.699 2/1 1/0
20.Tolbert# G/S/vP 7/.619 2/.000 ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 1/no AB 2/.000 53/42 .180/.196/.260/.456 .522/.439 .411 48/.462 0/0 0/1
19.Valencia G/S/vP ··· 2/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 3/1.667 121/93 .220/.298/.330/.628 1.044/.499 .673 87/.656 1/1 2/2
IP 27.0 12.2 10.2 16.2 2.1 6.1 13.1 22.0 TOTAL .230/.293/.322/.614 .607/.617 .603 .638 12/3 14/17
ERA-K/9 4.33/6.7 2.13/5.0 0.84/7.6 2.70/8.6 0.00/11.7 5.68/4.3 2.70/12.2 5.73/3.3 4.29/7.0

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Butera (7-6-1)
 Rivera (2-0-0)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 117/.216 49/.174 43/.158 63/.211 9/.143 26/.227 54/.224 92/.253 .247  Kubel
 Cuddyer
 Span
 Revere
3/0/18/3
0/0/14/0
0/29/0/0
1/0/0/0
OPS .640 .572 .440 .543 .476 .638 .563 .797 .718
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 77/.779 27/.634 23/.554 32/.548 5/.200 10/.775 29/.457 52/.650 .707
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 40/.387 22/.500 20/.311 31/.531 4/.833 16/.552 25/.693 40/.989 .729
Home 65/.757 46/.566 26/.439 31/.299 9/.476 20/.498 29/.429 74/.836
Last 28d days 93/.583 36/.367 35/.476 46/.422 9/.476 26/.638 41/.531 71/.874
HR/SB/CS 3/1/0 2/1/0 0/2/0 0/2/1 0/0/0 0/1/0 0/0/0 4/0/1 32/35/11
Usage ···X···· ·X······ o··X··X· o··Xoo·· X·X····· ···X·o·X o··XX·o· ·X·o··X·
RedSox Batters (4.09 RS/G) vs. Twins Pitchers (5.06 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 48.Pavano
G/S/vB
31.Burnett
G/S/vB
55.Capps
G/S/vB
37.Hoey
G/S/vB
50.Mijares*
G/S/vB
36.Nathan
G/S/vB
15.Perkins*
G/S/vB
59.Slowey
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
23.Cameron G/S/vP 15/.134 1/.000 5/1.400 ··· ··· 4/.500 3/.666 13/.564 40/17 .162/.205/.324/.529 .737/.250 .720 30/.579 0/0 2/0
13.Crawford* G/S/vP 29/.879 1/2.000 2/.000 ··· 3/1.667 5/1.000 2/.000 6/.400 132/91 .210/.252/.282/.534 .452/.572 .541 92/.635 5/2 1/0
7.Drew* G/S/vP 13/1.000 2/.500 1/.000 2/.500 2/.000 4/1.167 1/.000 8/.708 100/77 .226/.350/.357/.707 .872/.652 .667 73/.689 0/0 2/0
2.Ellsbury* G/S/vP ··· 1/2.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 2/1.000 4/.000 7/.572 135/101 .282/.341/.460/.800 .587/.872 .840 100/.902 9/4 4/0
28.Gonzalez* G/S/vP ··· ··· 4/1.250 ··· ··· 3/.000 4/.250 4/1.250 144/95 .303/.361/.477/.838 .559/.974 .792 104/.851 1/0 3/0
12.Lowrie# G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 3/2.667 2/.500 101/66 .337/.366/.516/.882 1.171/.717 1.013 89/.895 0/1 3/5
54.McDonald G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 22/7 .150/.227/.300/.527 .651/.286 .747 18/.575 1/0 1/1
34.Ortiz* G/S/vP 12/1.694 1/3.000 ··· 2/no AB ··· 9/.347 5/.400 9/.708 127/88 .284/.378/.450/.827 1.081/.719 .883 89/.837 0/0 4/
15.Pedroia G/S/vP 6/.500 2/.000 ··· 2/.000 2/1.000 1/.000 5/.400 12/1.167 146/99 .236/.349/.317/.666 .885/.569 .760 108/.531 4/1 2/1
39.Saltalamacchia# G/S/vP ··· 1/2.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· 4/.500 3/.666 5/.400 73/56 .203/.247/.275/.522 .235/.613 .603 49/.543 0/0 0/1
10.Scutaro G/S/vP 19/.889 1/.000 1/no AB ··· 2/1.000 7/.286 9/.476 15/.714 76/56 .235/.316/.309/.625 .950/.518 .867 50/.653 0/0 1/4
33.Varitek# G/S/vP 11/.955 ··· ··· 3/1.000 1/.000 5/.200 5/1.000 2/.000 50/28 .140/.245/.186/.431 .325/.524 .468 42/.438 0/0 0/0
20.Youkilis G/S/vP 3/1.000 2/1.000 ··· 1/.000 2/no AB 6/.900 5/2.100 11/.830 124/81 .247/.403/.485/.888 1.148/.748 1.033 86/.993 0/0 5/2
IP 37.0 5.1 14.1 5.0 8.1 10.0 14.2 8.0 TOTAL .250/.331/.387/.717 .772/.692 .785 .743 20/8 28/17
ERA-K/9 5.84/4.1 6.75/5.1 3.14/3.8 5.40/7.2 4.32/7.6 9.00/6.3 0.61/6.7 2.25/4.5 4.63/5.6

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Saltalamacchia (25-8-3)
 Varitek (10-3-1)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 162/.274 28/.350 56/.216 26/.400 38/.207 48/.237 55/.224 34/.333 .270  Drew
 Cameron
 Ellsbury
 Crawford
 McDonald
0/0/25/2
1/2/9/0
0/30/0/0
31/0/0/0
4/2/4/0
OPS .759 .900 .589 1.183 .636 .875 .597 .747 .779
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 95/.607 15/1.145 29/.776 11/1.455 19/.663 29/.710 25/.507 13/.724 .780
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 67/.981 13/.607 27/.366 15/.971 19/.588 19/1.166 30/.670 21/.762 .778
Road 105/.920 17/1.029 42/.725 13/1.295 21/.571 35/1.206 27/.546 34/.747
Last 28d days 112/.757 22/.971 38/.692 26/1.183 22/.807 34/.938 41/.668 19/.757
HR/SB/CS 4/6/0 0/2/0 2/0/0 2/0/0 0/0/2 2/2/0 0/0/1 0/0/0 34/22/8
Usage ······X· X·····o· ···X···· o······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.