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Game Preview: DET @ BOS, 7:10pm, Wednesday, May 18, 2011 @Fenway Park II

Tigers, 22-19, 22-19 2nd, 5 GB

SP: Phil Coke (28, LHP, 1-5, 4.54)

2011 Gamelogs / 2011 Splits / vs. BOS Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2011 (1-5) 41.2 43 26 21 14 25 3 4.54
2010 (7-5) 64.2 67 29 27 26 53 2 3.76
2009 (4-3) 60.0 44 34 30 20 49 10 4.50
Last 7 GS 1-4 39.1 40 23 19 14 25 2 4.35 48
2011-05-11 @MIN ND 5.2 5 2 2 2 3 0 85 52
2011-05-06 @TOR L 6.0 11 4 4 0 5 0 79 39
2011-05-01 @CLE ND 6.0 4 2 2 2 4 0 97 58
2011-04-26 SEA L 4.1 8 7 7 0 4 2 70 23
2011-04-19 @SEA L 3.2 6 6 2 4 0 0 89 29
2011-04-14 @OAK W 7.0 3 0 0 2 2 0 94 71
2011-04-09 KCR L 6.2 3 2 2 4 7 0 92 63
Has never faced BOS as starter.
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   11-8    Road:   11-11   ExtrInn: 1-1 
 vsRHP:  11-15   vsLHP:  11-4    1-Run:   3-2 
 vsEast:  8-7    vsCntrl: 8-5    vsWest:  6-7  IL: 0-0 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 41 Mon, May 16   TOR  L   2-4       22-19  2nd  4.5 gb
 40 Sat, May 14   KCR  W   3-0       22-18  2nd  3.5 gb
 39 Fri, May 13   KCR  W   3-1       21-18  2nd  4.0 gb
 38 Wed, May 11  @MIN  W   9-7       20-18  2nd  4.5 gb
 37 Tue, May 10  @MIN  W  10-2       19-18  2nd  5.5 gb
 36 Mon, May  9  @TOR  W  10-5       18-18  3rd  5.5 gb
 35 Sun, May  8  @TOR  W   5-2       17-18  3rd  6.0 gb
 34 Sat, May  7  @TOR  W   9-0       16-18  3rd  7.0 gb
 33 Fri, May  6  @TOR  L   4-7       15-18  3rd  7.0 gb
 32 Thu, May  5   NYY  W   6-3       15-17  3rd  7.0 gb
 Last 10: 8-2    Last 20:11-9    Last 30:18-12
RedSox, 21-20, 21-20 3rd, 2½ GB, ½ GB in WC

SP: Clay Buchholz (26, RHP, 4-3, 3.94)

2011 Gamelogs / 2011 Splits / vs. DET Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2011 (4-3) 45.2 49 21 20 20 30 7 3.94
2010 (17-7) 173.2 142 55 45 67 120 9 2.33
2009 (7-4) 92.0 91 44 43 36 68 13 4.21
Last 7 GS 4-2 39.1 44 17 16 18 27 3 3.66 49
2011-05-13 @NYY W 7.0 5 2 2 1 7 1 110 65
2011-05-07 MIN W 5.0 2 0 0 1 6 0 61 68
2011-05-02 LAA W 6.2 8 2 2 2 2 0 107 50
2011-04-26 @BAL L 6.2 12 4 4 2 5 0 104 37
2011-04-20 @OAK W 5.1 6 1 1 4 2 1 102 50
2011-04-15 TOR ND 5.0 3 3 3 5 3 0 94 47
2011-04-09 NYY L 3.2 8 5 4 3 2 1 92 26
Last 5 v.DET 1-1 25.1 20 10 8 13 17 1 2.84 56
2010-08-01 DET ND 8.0 2 2 1 4 5 0 109 73
2010-05-14 @DET W 6.1 3 1 1 5 3 0 111 61
2009-08-13 DET L 7.0 5 2 1 3 3 1 100 61
2008-05-07 @DET ND 4.0 10 5 5 1 6 0 82 27
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   12-9    Road:    9-11   ExtrInn: 2-2 
 vsRHP:  15-13   vsLHP:   6-7    1-Run:   5-6 
 vsEast: 10-8    vsCntrl: 3-4    vsWest:  8-8  IL: 0-0 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 41 Mon, May 16   BAL  W   8-7       21-20  2nd  3.0 gb
 40 Sun, May 15  @NYY  W   7-5       20-20  3rd  3.0 gb
 39 Sat, May 14  @NYY  W   6-0       19-20  3rd  4.0 gb
 38 Fri, May 13  @NYY  W   5-4       18-20  3rd  5.0 gb
 37 Wed, May 11  @TOR  L   3-9       17-20  3rd  4.5 gb
 36 Tue, May 10  @TOR  L   6-7 (10)  17-19  3rd  4.5 gb
 35 Mon, May  9   MIN  W   2-1 (11)  17-18  3rd  3.5 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
 Last 10: 7-3    Last 20:11-9    Last 30:19-11
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Sun, Aug 01, 2010 BOS  4  DET  3        W:Jonathan Papelbon (4-4), L: Brad Thomas (4-1), S: none
Sat, Jul 31, 2010 BOS  5  DET  4        W:Hideki Okajima (4-3), L: Phil Coke (6-2), S: none
Fri, Jul 30, 2010 DET  6 @BOS  5        W:Robbie Weinhardt (1-1), L: Jon Lester (11-6), S: none
Sun, May 16, 2010 DET  5  BOS  1        W:Armando Galarraga (1-0), L: John Lackey (4-2), S: none
Sat, May 15, 2010 DET  7  BOS  6 (12)   W:Jose Valverde (1-1), L: Manny Delcarmen (1-2), S: none
Fri, May 14, 2010 BOS  7 @DET  2        W:Clay Buchholz (4-3), L: Max Scherzer (1-4), S: none
Thu, Aug 13, 2009 DET  2 @BOS  0        W:Justin Verlander (13-6), L: Clay Buchholz (1-3), S: Fernando Rodney (24)
Wed, Aug 12, 2009 BOS  8  DET  2        W:Josh Beckett (14-4), L: Zach Miner (5-3), S: none
Tue, Aug 11, 2009 BOS  7  DET  5        W:Junichi Tazawa (1-1), L: Chris Lambert (0-1), S: none
Mon, Aug 10, 2009 BOS  6  DET  5        W:Ramon Ramirez (6-3), L: Zach Miner (5-2), S: Jonathan Papelbon (28)
Season Series: 2011 -  0-0; 2010 - Tied 3-3; 2009 - BOS won 6-1; All-Time - BOS leads 1013-947

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
Tigers Batters (4.61 RS/G) vs. RedSox Pitchers (4.54 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 11.Buchholz
G/S/vB
91.Aceves
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
49.Wakefield
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
13.Avila* G/S/vP 3/.333 ··· 1/2.000 ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 1/3.000 ··· 130/98 .268/.336/.518/.854 .804/.870 .803 79/.856 2/0 6/1
26.Boesch* G/S/vP 6/.334 ··· 2/2.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/2.000 2/1.500 1/.000 153/110 .284/.353/.396/.748 .891/.695 .772 82/.617 3/2 2/1
24.Cabrera G/S/vP 12/.350 1/.000 6/.533 2/1.000 2/.000 1/3.000 2/2.000 7/.715 14/.690 179/124 .307/.441/.536/.977 .955/.987 1.075 96/.887 0/0 7/3
15.Inge G/S/vP 3/.333 ··· 4/.833 1/.000 1/no AB ··· 3/1.667 8/.875 32/.814 143/91 .202/.255/.295/.550 .660/.487 .584 77/.536 0/0 1/5
14.Jackson G/S/vP 7/.143 ··· 4/1.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· 2/1.000 1/.000 1/.000 178/118 .231/.293/.356/.649 .769/.585 .683 98/.785 6/2 3/1
32.Kelly* G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/2.000 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 46/44 .262/.311/.357/.668 1.000/.652 .842 24/.681 2/0 0/1
41.Martinez# G/S/vP ··· 5/.400 8/.833 ··· ··· ··· 6/.167 1/.000 18/1.167 112/80 .317/.375/.525/.900 .714/.969 1.097 47/1.172 0/0 4/0
27.Peralta G/S/vP 8/.946 1/.000 4/1.167 1/.000 4/.500 ··· 3/.000 8/.250 22/.608 146/95 .305/.363/.519/.882 .732/.958 .868 77/1.036 0/1 6/1
25.Raburn G/S/vP 7/1.571 ··· 3/.666 ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 4/.750 143/89 .212/.254/.364/.617 .684/.576 .591 76/.551 1/0 4/4
39.Santiago# G/S/vP 5/.200 ··· 4/.000 ··· 1/no AB ··· 5/.400 2/.000 13/1.189 62/44 .269/.316/.327/.643 .561/.676 .619 32/.837 0/0 0/1
20.Sizemore G/S/vP 3/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/no AB ··· ··· ··· ··· 46/26 .263/.391/.289/.681 .825/.573 .590 46/.681 1/0 0/1
57.Wells G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 50/18 .239/.300/.370/.670 .523/.922 .729 26/.589 0/0 1/1
IP 45.2 17.1 16.1 5.1 21.0 4.2 8.1 16.2 23.1 TOTAL .254/.327/.396/.723 .724/.722 .745 .744 16/6 35/28
ERA-K/9 3.94/5.9 2.60/4.7 1.65/8.8 6.75/6.8 3.00/8.6 0.00/11.5 4.32/6.5 2.70/11.3 5.40/4.2 4.33/7.2

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Avila (23-14-2)
 Martinez (3-1-0)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 202/.274 71/.188 66/.203 27/.417 82/.194 17/.133 36/.233 67/.226 99/.267 .247  Jackson
 Boesch
 Raburn
 Wells
 Kelly
0/41/0/3
14/0/19/2
33/0/0/1
0/1/22/1
3/4/8/1
OPS .800 .658 .527 1.028 .594 .369 .643 .543 .812 .721
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 105/.721 35/.580 33/.721 10/.956 46/.671 7/.452 13/.916 37/.466 53/.698 .700
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 97/.889 36/.732 33/.343 17/1.071 36/.486 10/.311 23/.483 30/.641 46/.943 .740
Home 91/.739 60/.603 34/.546 27/1.028 34/.272 9/.476 30/.550 34/.425 74/.836
Last 28d days 108/.659 41/.654 58/.559 27/1.028 49/.540 17/.369 31/.531 40/.481 58/.774
HR/SB/CS 7/3/2 3/1/0 0/4/0 0/1/0 1/4/1 0/0/0 0/2/0 0/1/0 4/0/1 41/52/13
Usage ····X··· ·Xo····X ···X···X ·X······ ··X·X··X ···X···o ········ ··o·o··· ······X·
RedSox Batters (4.41 RS/G) vs. Tigers Pitchers (4.32 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 40.Coke*
G/S/vB
53.Benoit
G/S/vB
45.Perry
G/S/vB
55.Schlereth*
G/S/vB
36.Thomas*
G/S/vB
46.Valverde
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
23.Cameron G/S/vP ··· 7/.858 ··· 1/2.000 ··· 15/.557 44/18 .175/.233/.325/.558 .704/.353 .720 24/.705 0/0 2/0
13.Crawford* G/S/vP 2/2.000 18/.411 4/.583 ··· 3/.000 ··· 167/117 .208/.241/.283/.524 .409/.574 .559 97/.640 6/3 1/1
7.Drew* G/S/vP 4/.500 7/.000 1/no AB ··· 2/.000 11/1.736 134/106 .243/.373/.351/.724 .783/.704 .702 85/.685 0/0 2/0
2.Ellsbury* G/S/vP 5/.400 2/.000 2/1.000 ··· ··· ··· 176/134 .302/.358/.457/.815 .678/.857 .852 115/.885 13/4 4/0
28.Gonzalez* G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 ··· 2/no AB ··· 7/.000 185/128 .327/.384/.583/.967 .647/1.107 .893 111/1.086 1/0 9/0
12.Lowrie# G/S/vP 2/1.500 1/.000 ··· ··· 1/2.000 1/no AB 132/89 .320/.356/.500/.856 1.209/.669 1.027 91/.682 0/1 3/5
54.McDonald G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 3/1.667 ··· 1/2.000 2/2.000 22/7 .150/.227/.300/.527 .651/.286 .747 7/.452 1/1 1/1
34.Ortiz* G/S/vP 11/.404 24/.717 4/.000 ··· 3/.666 1/5.000 164/117 .287/.372/.490/.861 .913/.841 .792 100/.865 0/0 7/
15.Pedroia G/S/vP 3/1.667 7/.929 4/.500 ··· 1/.000 1/.000 187/135 .245/.366/.316/.682 .975/.574 .747 113/.545 7/2 2/1
39.Saltalamacchia# G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 2/.500 88/68 .217/.261/.313/.575 .300/.659 .603 49/.648 0/0 1/1
33.Varitek# G/S/vP 2/.000 16/.750 1/no AB ··· ··· 2/.500 68/41 .183/.269/.233/.502 .459/.532 .545 45/.658 0/0 0/0
20.Youkilis G/S/vP 4/.833 8/.250 3/1.167 ··· 1/3.000 3/.333 161/111 .254/.391/.500/.891 1.000/.843 1.051 89/.902 0/0 7/3
IP 41.2 14.2 8.0 14.0 11.0 18.0 TOTAL .260/.339/.408/.746 .770/.736 .798 .768 28/11 40/20
ERA-K/9 4.54/5.4 7.98/6.7 7.88/9.0 2.57/3.9 9.00/5.7 1.50/10.0 4.06/7.0

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Saltalamacchia (31-10-3)
 Varitek (21-3-2)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 181/.262 70/.344 42/.313 59/.220 56/.386 72/.200 .251  Drew
 McDonald
 Cameron
 Ellsbury
 Crawford
0/0/32/2
4/2/4/0
1/2/10/0
0/38/0/0
39/0/0/0
OPS .724 .812 .939 .762 .974 .539 .713
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 62/.613 33/.878 17/1.299 26/.526 25/1.030 43/.650 .738
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 119/.778 37/.745 25/.691 33/.963 31/.929 29/.385 .688
Road 135/.679 46/.738 22/.943 34/.934 40/1.088 27/.435
Last 28d days 98/.836 38/1.262 35/1.093 33/.732 22/.883 42/.526
HR/SB/CS 3/3/2 1/1/1 1/1/0 3/0/1 1/0/0 1/1/1 35/26/15
Usage ······X· ·X····X· ·o······ ······oX ·······X ···Xo·o·

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.