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Game Preview: MIN @ BOS, 7:10pm, Monday, May 9, 2011 @Fenway Park II

NOTE: Some stats are only updated through Saturday, May 7, 2011. Site will be updated with yesterday's stats by 11:30am ET.

Twins, 12-20, 12-20 4th, 9½ GB, 6½ GB in WC

SP: Nick Blackburn (29, RHP, 2-4, 4.41)

2011 Gamelogs / 2011 Splits / vs. BOS Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2011 (2-4) 34.2 41 21 17 13 15 6 4.41
2010 (10-12) 161.0 194 101 97 40 68 25 5.42
2009 (11-11) 205.2 240 103 92 41 98 25 4.03
Last 7 GS 2-5 41.2 44 23 19 14 21 8 4.10 48
2011-05-04 @CHW W 6.2 4 1 1 4 1 1 107 59
2011-04-28 TBR L 3.1 8 7 5 4 0 1 86 16
2011-04-20 @BAL L 7.0 7 5 5 1 4 2 88 46
2011-04-15 @TBR L 6.0 10 5 5 0 6 1 87 38
2011-04-09 OAK L 6.0 6 1 0 3 2 0 106 57
2011-04-03 @TOR W 5.2 6 2 1 1 2 1 93 52
2010-10-03 TOR L 7.0 3 2 2 1 6 2 96 68
Last 5 v.BOS 2-0 19.2 23 8 7 3 14 0 3.20 53
2009-05-26 BOS W 7.0 8 2 1 2 7 0 111 60
2008-07-08 @BOS ND 6.2 6 2 2 0 2 0 85 56
2008-05-11 BOS W 6.0 9 4 4 1 5 0 93 42
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:    4-6    Road:    8-14   ExtrInn: 2-1 
 vsRHP:   7-16   vsLHP:   5-4    1-Run:   7-7 
 vsEast:  6-14   vsCntrl: 5-4    vsWest:  1-2  IL: 0-0 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 32 Sun, May  8  @BOS  L   5-9       12-20  4th  9.5 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
 Last 10: 3-7    Last 20: 8-12   Last 30:12-18
RedSox, 16-18, 16-18 3rd, 4 GB, 3½ GB in WC

SP: Josh Beckett (31, RHP, 2-1, 2.35)

2011 Gamelogs / 2011 Splits / vs. MIN Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2011 (2-1) 38.1 21 10 10 12 35 3 2.35
2010 (6-6) 127.2 151 89 82 45 116 20 5.78
2009 (17-6) 212.1 198 99 91 55 199 25 3.86
Last 7 GS 2-2 44.1 32 14 14 16 40 4 2.84 60
2011-05-04 LAA ND 4.1 1 0 0 3 3 0 68 61
2011-04-27 @BAL ND 6.0 7 4 4 0 4 2 92 46
2011-04-21 @LAA ND 8.0 3 2 2 2 5 1 125 71
2011-04-16 TOR W 7.0 3 1 1 2 9 0 101 74
2011-04-10 NYY W 8.0 2 0 0 1 10 0 103 87
2011-04-05 @CLE L 5.0 5 3 3 4 4 0 106 45
2010-09-29 @CHW L 6.0 11 4 4 4 5 1 105 35
Last 5 v.MIN 3-1 26.0 27 11 11 6 21 5 3.81 54
2009-05-28 @MIN W 7.0 3 1 1 4 8 1 111 71
2008-07-09 MIN W 5.0 8 5 5 2 2 2 104 31
2007-09-27 MIN L 6.0 10 5 5 0 6 2 99 38
2006-09-21 MIN W 8.0 6 0 0 0 5 0 103 75
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   10-9    Road:    6-9    ExtrInn: 1-1 
 vsRHP:  11-11   vsLHP:   5-7    1-Run:   2-5 
 vsEast:  6-6    vsCntrl: 2-4    vsWest:  8-8  IL: 0-0 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 34 Sun, May  8   MIN  W   9-5       16-18  3rd  4.0 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
 Last 10: 5-5    Last 20:12-8    Last 30:16-14
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Sun, May 08, 2011 BOS  9  MIN  5        W:Daisuke Matsuzaka (3-3), L: Carl Pavano (2-4), S: none
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)
Season Series: 2011 - BOS over 2-1; 2010 - BOS won 3-2; 2009 - BOS won 4-2; All-Time - BOS leads 947-918

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 (3.22 RS/G) vs. RedSox Pitchers (4.50 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 19.Beckett
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 2/1.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 2/1.000 64/57 .115/.156/.148/.304 .571/.270 .341 60/.290 0/0 0/2
12.Casilla# G/S/vP 3/1.000 2/.000 4/1.000 1/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 6/.167 87/65 .177/.233/.253/.486 .250/.579 .489 67/.485 2/1 0/5
5.Cuddyer G/S/vP 7/.953 4/1.750 4/.500 3/2.334 ··· 4/.500 7/.000 28/.709 122/88 .241/.303/.348/.651 .945/.542 .648 91/.769 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 9/1.000 4/2.750 2/2.000 1/.000 1/.000 2/.000 8/.875 15/.795 127/87 .351/.402/.518/.919 .686/1.027 .959 96/.999 1/0 3/0
33.Morneau* G/S/vP 12/.878 4/.000 2/.000 2/no AB 1/.000 10/.311 8/.821 23/.864 108/73 .202/.269/.293/.561 .203/.742 .501 75/.518 0/0 1/1
24.Plouffe G/S/vP ··· 2/.000 1/3.000 1/.000 1/no AB ··· ··· 3/3.500 13/12 .300/.462/.700/1.162 /1.117 1.162 13/1.162 1/0 1/0
37.Revere* G/S/vP ··· 3/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 2/1.000 9/9 .111/.111/.111/.222 /.222 .222 9/.222 0/0 0/1
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/.200 5/.400 3/.000 2/.000 1/no AB 2/.000 3/.500 11/1.155 139/100 .291/.353/.362/.715 .657/.734 .724 101/.704 3/1 1/0
20.Tolbert# G/S/vP 3/.666 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 2/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 3/1.667 125/97 .230/.304/.363/.667 1.044/.555 .728 91/.709 2/1 3/2
IP 38.1 12.2 12.2 17.2 2.1 6.1 13.1 22.0 TOTAL .230/.292/.323/.615 .607/.618 .604 .638 14/3 15/20
ERA-K/9 2.35/8.2 2.13/5.0 1.42/8.5 2.55/8.6 0.00/11.7 5.68/4.3 2.70/12.2 5.73/3.3 4.31/7.0

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Butera (8-6-1)
 Rivera (2-0-0)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 145/.162 49/.174 51/.196 66/.200 9/.143 26/.227 54/.224 92/.253 .247  Kubel
 Cuddyer
 Span
 Revere
3/0/18/3
0/0/15/1
0/30/0/0
2/0/0/0
OPS .519 .572 .514 .517 .476 .638 .563 .797 .716
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 80/.538 27/.634 27/.625 35/.500 5/.200 10/.775 29/.457 52/.650 .701
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 65/.495 22/.500 24/.390 31/.531 4/.833 16/.552 25/.693 40/.989 .730
Home 68/.306 46/.566 34/.546 34/.272 9/.476 20/.498 29/.429 74/.836
Last 28d days 94/.537 28/.474 43/.554 49/.396 9/.476 26/.638 41/.531 55/.783
HR/SB/CS 3/6/1 2/1/0 0/2/0 0/2/1 0/0/0 0/1/0 0/0/0 4/0/1 33/37/11
Usage ····X··· ··X····· Xo··X··X oo··Xoo· ·X·X···· ····X·o· ·o··XX·o ··X·o··X
RedSox Batters (4.24 RS/G) vs. Twins Pitchers (5.19 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 53.Blackburn
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 6/1.000 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 11/.489 2/1.000 2/.000 ··· 4/1.167 5/1.000 2/.000 6/.400 136/94 .211/.252/.297/.549 .440/.598 .567 91/.631 5/2 1/0
7.Drew* G/S/vP 11/.873 2/.500 1/.000 2/.500 3/.000 4/1.167 1/.000 8/.708 104/80 .227/.346/.352/.698 .833/.653 .655 74/.679 0/0 2/0
2.Ellsbury* G/S/vP 11/.664 2/2.500 ··· ··· 1/.000 3/.666 4/.000 7/.572 140/106 .295/.350/.473/.823 .587/.898 .880 101/.892 10/4 4/0
28.Gonzalez* G/S/vP ··· ··· 4/1.250 ··· 1/2.000 4/.000 4/.250 4/1.250 149/99 .314/.369/.504/.873 .590/1.007 .859 106/.868 1/0 4/0
12.Lowrie# G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 1/3.000 ··· 3/2.667 2/.500 105/69 .333/.362/.515/.877 1.222/.684 .996 91/.869 0/1 3/5
54.McDonald G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 22/7 .150/.227/.300/.527 .651/.286 .747 16/.650 1/0 1/1
34.Ortiz* G/S/vP 7/1.514 1/3.000 ··· 2/no AB 1/.000 9/.347 5/.400 9/.708 131/91 .292/.382/.451/.833 1.051/.741 .889 88/.814 0/0 4/
15.Pedroia G/S/vP 11/.955 3/.000 ··· 2/.000 2/1.000 2/1.000 5/.400 12/1.167 151/104 .236/.351/.315/.666 .885/.573 .754 108/.540 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 44/.576 0/0 0/1
33.Varitek# G/S/vP 3/.666 1/.000 ··· 3/1.000 1/.000 6/.167 5/1.000 2/.000 54/32 .128/.226/.170/.397 .325/.450 .404 46/.397 0/0 0/0
20.Youkilis G/S/vP 10/1.000 2/1.000 ··· 1/.000 3/.667 6/.900 5/2.100 11/.830 128/84 .257/.406/.495/.901 1.118/.787 1.048 85/.992 0/0 5/2
IP 34.2 6.1 14.1 5.0 9.1 11.0 14.2 8.0 TOTAL .254/.332/.393/.725 .773/.703 .795 .745 21/8 29/17
ERA-K/9 4.41/3.9 5.68/5.7 3.14/3.8 5.40/7.2 3.86/6.8 8.18/7.4 0.61/6.7 2.25/4.5 4.73/5.5

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Saltalamacchia (25-8-3)
 Varitek (12-3-1)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 152/.299 32/.333 56/.216 26/.400 44/.229 52/.238 55/.224 34/.333 .273  Drew
 Ellsbury
 Crawford
 McDonald
 Cameron
0/0/26/2
0/31/0/0
32/0/0/0
4/2/4/0
1/2/9/0
OPS .851 .885 .589 1.183 .672 .842 .597 .747 .786
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 78/.916 18/1.127 29/.776 11/1.455 23/.634 32/.638 25/.507 13/.724 .787
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 74/.783 14/.557 27/.366 15/.971 21/.714 20/1.214 30/.670 21/.762 .785
Road 102/.807 21/.976 42/.725 13/1.295 27/.657 39/1.117 27/.546 34/.747
Last 28d days 101/.931 26/.938 38/.692 26/1.183 28/.820 38/.885 41/.668 19/.757
HR/SB/CS 6/4/2 0/2/0 2/0/0 2/0/0 0/0/2 2/2/0 0/0/1 0/0/0 35/23/8
Usage ····X··· XX·····o ····X··· ·o······ X···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.