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Game Preview: NYY @ BOS, 7:10pm, Tuesday, August 30, 2011 @Fenway Park

Yankees, 80-52, 80-52 2nd, 1½ GB, 9 up in WC

SP: CC Sabathia (30, LHP, 17-7, 2.99)

2011 Gamelogs / 2011 Splits / vs. BOS Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2011 (17-7) 205.0 189 76 68 48 191 14 2.99
2010 (21-7) 237.2 209 92 84 74 197 20 3.18
2009 (19-8) 230.0 197 96 86 67 197 18 3.37
Last 7 GS 3-3 51.1 52 24 23 10 57 9 4.03 57
2011-08-24 OAK ND 7.1 7 3 3 1 7 1 100 58
2011-08-18 @MIN W 7.0 10 4 3 1 9 0 106 51
2011-08-12 TBR L 8.0 10 5 5 0 7 5 106 49
2011-08-06 @BOS L 6.0 9 7 7 1 6 1 94 31
2011-08-01 @CHW W 8.0 10 2 2 0 6 1 104 60
2011-07-26 SEA W 7.0 1 1 1 3 14 0 102 82
2011-07-21 @TBR L 8.0 5 2 2 4 8 1 113 68
Last 5 v.BOS 1-4 33.0 39 22 22 11 25 3 6.00 44
2011-08-06 @BOS L 6.0 9 7 7 1 6 1 94 31
2011-06-09 BOS L 6.2 8 6 6 2 5 0 108 37
2011-05-14 BOS L 6.2 7 6 6 3 6 1 116 39
2011-04-10 @BOS L 5.2 9 1 1 4 4 0 118 47
2010-08-07 BOS W 8.0 6 2 2 1 4 1 101 65
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   41-26   Road:   39-26   ExtrInn: 4-7 
 vsRHP:  52-39   vsLHP:  28-13   1-Run:  16-18
 vsEast: 26-23   vsCntrl:21-14   vsWest: 20-10 IL:13-5 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
132 Mon, Aug 29  @BAL  W   3-2       80-52  2nd  1.5 gb
131 Sun, Aug 28  @BAL  W   8-3       79-52  2nd  2.0 gb
130 Sun, Aug 28  @BAL  L   0-2       78-52  2nd  2.0 gb
129 Fri, Aug 26  @BAL  L   5-12      78-51  2nd  1.0 gb
128 Thu, Aug 25   OAK  W  22-9       78-50  2nd  1.0 gb
127 Wed, Aug 24   OAK  L   4-6 (10)  77-50  2nd  1.0 gb
126 Tue, Aug 23   OAK  L   5-6       77-49  1st    Tied
125 Sun, Aug 21  @MIN  W   3-0       77-48  1st  0.5 up
124 Sat, Aug 20  @MIN  L   4-9       76-48  1st  0.5 up
123 Fri, Aug 19  @MIN  W   8-1       76-47  1st  0.5 up
 Last 10: 5-5    Last 20:11-9    Last 30:19-11
RedSox, 82-51, 82-51 1st, 1½ up

SP: John Lackey (32, RHP, 12-9, 5.98)

2011 Gamelogs / 2011 Splits / vs. NYY Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2011 (12-9) 129.1 160 89 86 40 91 18 5.98
2010 (14-11) 215.0 233 114 105 72 156 18 4.40
2009 (11-8) 176.1 177 84 75 47 139 17 3.83
Last 7 GS 5-1 44.2 56 25 23 11 32 7 4.63 46
2011-08-23 @TEX W 6.2 7 4 4 3 5 1 106 46
2011-08-17 TBR L 6.2 6 4 3 3 7 2 125 52
2011-08-12 @SEA W 6.0 10 4 4 2 3 0 108 37
2011-08-06 NYY W 6.0 6 3 3 2 5 0 115 51
2011-08-01 CLE ND 6.2 8 5 5 0 5 2 106 43
2011-07-27 KCR W 5.2 11 4 3 1 3 2 113 35
2011-07-22 SEA W 7.0 8 1 1 0 4 0 101 61
Last 5 v.NYY 3-1 30.2 30 17 16 11 27 2 4.70 50
2011-08-06 NYY W 6.0 6 3 3 2 5 0 115 51
2011-04-08 NYY W 5.0 7 6 6 2 2 1 91 29
2010-10-03 NYY W 7.2 6 3 2 2 10 1 118 65
2010-08-07 @NYY L 6.0 8 5 5 3 7 0 116 40
2010-04-07 NYY ND 6.0 3 0 0 2 3 0 100 67
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   40-25   Road:   42-26   ExtrInn: 5-3 
 vsRHP:  52-35   vsLHP:  30-16   1-Run:  17-12
 vsEast: 31-15   vsCntrl:21-16   vsWest: 20-12 IL:10-8 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
133 Sat, Aug 27   OAK  W   4-0       82-51  1st  2.0 up
132 Sat, Aug 27   OAK  W   9-3       81-51  1st  2.0 up
131 Fri, Aug 26   OAK  L   5-15      80-51  1st  1.0 up
130 Thu, Aug 25  @TEX  W   6-0       80-50  1st  1.0 up
129 Wed, Aug 24  @TEX  W  13-2       79-50  1st  1.0 up
128 Tue, Aug 23  @TEX  W  11-5       78-50  1st    Tied
127 Mon, Aug 22  @TEX  L   0-4       77-50  2nd  1.0 gb
126 Sun, Aug 21  @KCR  W   6-1       77-49  2nd  0.5 gb
125 Sat, Aug 20  @KCR  L   4-9       76-49  2nd  0.5 gb
124 Fri, Aug 19  @KCR  W   7-1       76-48  2nd  0.5 gb
 Last 10: 7-3    Last 20:12-8    Last 30:18-12
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Sun, Aug 07, 2011 BOS  3  NYY  2 (10)   W:Daniel Bard (2-5), L: Phil Hughes (2-4), S: none
Sat, Aug 06, 2011 BOS 10  NYY  4        W:John Lackey (10-8), L: CC Sabathia (16-6), S: none
Fri, Aug 05, 2011 NYY  3 @BOS  2        W:Boone Logan (3-2), L: Jon Lester (11-5), S: Mariano Rivera (29)
Thu, Jun 09, 2011 BOS  8 @NYY  3        W:Josh Beckett (5-2), L: CC Sabathia (7-4), S: none
Wed, Jun 08, 2011 BOS 11 @NYY  6        W:Tim Wakefield (3-1), L: A.J. Burnett (6-4), S: Alfredo Aceves (1)
Tue, Jun 07, 2011 BOS  6 @NYY  4        W:Jon Lester (8-2), L: Freddy Garcia (4-5), S: Jonathan Papelbon (12)
Sun, May 15, 2011 BOS  7 @NYY  5        W:Jon Lester (5-1), L: Freddy Garcia (2-3), S: Jonathan Papelbon (7)
Sat, May 14, 2011 BOS  6 @NYY  0        W:Josh Beckett (3-1), L: CC Sabathia (3-3), S: none
Fri, May 13, 2011 BOS  5 @NYY  4        W:Clay Buchholz (4-3), L: Bartolo Colon (2-2), S: Jonathan Papelbon (6)
Sun, Apr 10, 2011 BOS  4  NYY  0        W:Josh Beckett (1-1), L: CC Sabathia (0-1), S: none
Season Series: 2011 - BOS over 10-2; 2010 - Tied 9-9; 2009 - Tied 9-9; All-Time - NYY leads 1128-952

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
Yankees Batters (5.47 RS/G) vs. RedSox Pitchers (4.17 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 41.Lackey
G/S/vB
91.Aceves
G/S/vB
32.Albers
G/S/vB
51.Bard
G/S/vB
46.Morales*
G/S/vB
58.Papelbon
G/S/vB
35.Wheeler
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
24.Cano* G/S/vP 41/.762 2/2.500 11/1.064 8/.250 1/.000 18/.686 3/1.334 561/379 .304/.348/.529/.877 .904/.863 .868 106/1.014 8/1 23/9
17.Cervelli G/S/vP 3/1.334 2/2.000 1/.000 1/2.000 ··· 2/no AB 2/1.500 118/90 .274/.333/.340/.673 .607/.692 .567 19/1.082 4/0 1/5
12.Chavez* G/S/vP 56/.689 1/.000 1/.000 1/2.000 ··· 2/.000 3/.667 116/99 .264/.328/.358/.686 .706/.683 .755 58/.657 0/0 1/0
11.Gardner* G/S/vP 19/.897 4/1.417 7/1.143 5/.000 ··· 14/1.243 3/1.000 491/385 .267/.348/.377/.725 .625/.752 .731 103/.638 38/11 5/2
14.Granderson* G/S/vP 24/1.057 6/.167 5/.400 6/2.500 1/no AB 18/.823 5/.200 582/395 .276/.375/.591/.966 .983/.958 .975 114/1.120 24/10 38/3
2.Jeter G/S/vP 71/.873 6/.000 16/.192 7/.143 ··· 29/.718 20/.721 501/361 .296/.355/.385/.741 .925/.670 .754 106/.925 13/5 4/8
18.Jones G/S/vP 7/1.262 1/.000 3/.667 3/.000 ··· 3/.000 11/.664 164/42 .254/.354/.514/.868 .920/.718 .739 35/1.307 0/0 11/1
55.Martin G/S/vP 16/.625 3/2.334 8/.250 3/.000 6/.900 2/.000 3/1.667 412/294 .238/.325/.418/.744 .714/.754 .703 80/.914 8/1 17/10
26.Nunez G/S/vP ··· 2/1.000 2/.500 ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 271/172 .269/.316/.386/.701 .737/.680 .707 65/.668 19/5 4/16
20.Posada# G/S/vP 46/.799 ··· 7/.429 9/.222 ··· 13/.539 7/1.738 349/283 .241/.318/.402/.720 .298/.820 .561 47/.842 0/2 12/1
13.Rodriguez G/S/vP 71/.824 4/.750 12/.444 7/.971 ··· 20/1.025 8/.250 363/271 .289/.361/.478/.839 .694/.888 .800 19/.616 4/1 14/5
33.Swisher# G/S/vP 66/.541 4/.250 10/.600 12/.750 ··· 8/.393 4/1.833 538/374 .267/.383/.464/.847 .943/.805 .797 108/.959 2/2 21/0
25.Teixeira# G/S/vP 72/.869 7/1.000 17/1.020 15/1.466 1/no AB 18/.535 5/1.600 583/394 .251/.346/.511/.858 .985/.805 .841 111/.765 3/1 35/3
IP 129.1 88.0 54.0 61.0 37.0 53.2 45.0 TOTAL .269/.348/.455/.803 .831/.791 .774 .883 125/39 187/79
ERA-K/9 5.98/6.3 2.86/6.1 4.33/8.8 2.07/9.1 3.65/8.5 2.85/11.7 3.80/7.4 3.87/7.3

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Cervelli (23-3-3)
 Martin (73-32-3)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 595/.300 366/.205 237/.249 231/.166 153/.222 212/.205 181/.233 .242  Granderson
 Swisher
 Gardner
 Jones
 Nunez
0/129/0/9
0/0/121/8
124/11/0/6
28/0/13/1
1/0/1/0
OPS .843 .620 .683 .504 .720 .545 .662 .695
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 318/.889 162/.576 102/.834 132/.604 79/.768 105/.475 72/.802 .687
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 277/.788 204/.654 135/.570 99/.366 74/.672 107/.616 109/.571 .702
Home 338/.859 225/.609 134/.721 112/.486 89/.893 110/.565 108/.637
Last 28d days 117/.801 56/.525 56/1.047 34/.359 29/.747 29/.138 34/.480
HR/SB/CS 18/27/3 6/5/0 3/5/3 5/7/1 4/5/0 3/4/0 6/1/2 121/119/40
Usage ······X· ··X·X·X· ···X·X·X ··o····· ·····ooo ··o··o·· ··o·X·o·
RedSox Batters (5.40 RS/G) vs. Yankees Pitchers (3.99 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS Sabathia*
G/S/vB
38.Ayala
G/S/vB
48.Logan*
G/S/vB
42.Rivera
G/S/vB
30.Robertson
G/S/vB
29.Soriano
G/S/vB
53.Wade
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
3.Aviles G/S/vP 13/1.000 ··· 4/.500 5/.000 3/.000 1/.000 ··· 258/176 .244/.278/.387/.665 .886/.564 .620 49/.717 14/2 5/10
13.Crawford* G/S/vP 68/.727 4/.500 13/.693 22/.952 6/.666 4/.500 ··· 435/287 .251/.285/.388/.673 .520/.750 .650 97/.723 17/5 9/2
2.Ellsbury* G/S/vP 24/.721 3/.666 5/1.200 12/.282 9/.583 2/.000 1/.000 591/415 .312/.369/.521/.889 .797/.927 .939 101/.913 36/11 23/0
28.Gonzalez* G/S/vP 25/.741 4/.500 4/.833 3/.000 3/.333 8/.125 4/.000 596/392 .345/.406/.559/.965 .771/1.064 .936 109/.873 1/0 23/3
12.Lowrie# G/S/vP 12/.667 2/1.000 1/.000 3/.000 5/.400 2/.000 ··· 285/181 .264/.310/.380/.690 .890/.573 .786 69/.586 0/1 4/15
54.McDonald G/S/vP 10/.500 ··· 1/.000 1/2.000 2/.000 2/.000 ··· 133/45 .192/.263/.367/.630 .764/.371 .448 38/.735 2/3 5/2
34.Ortiz* G/S/vP 50/.650 5/.000 12/.788 28/.819 7/.715 5/2.467 ··· 485/323 .311/.396/.587/.983 1.064/.943 1.044 68/1.415 1/1 27/0
15.Pedroia G/S/vP 36/.556 4/1.750 4/1.250 13/.154 13/1.189 6/.600 ··· 602/422 .308/.398/.474/.872 1.093/.781 .908 104/.770 24/6 17/4
16.Reddick* G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 1/.000 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 211/175 .283/.332/.471/.803 .816/.800 .801 72/.578 1/2 6/3
39.Saltalamacchia# G/S/vP 10/.633 3/2.000 6/.833 1/.000 3/.000 ··· 1/.000 312/211 .252/.311/.472/.783 .634/.855 .763 63/.671 0/0 13/4
10.Scutaro G/S/vP 43/.743 2/.000 1/.000 18/.896 8/1.125 9/.333 1/2.000 328/235 .270/.333/.372/.705 .644/.730 .753 73/.669 4/2 5/10
33.Varitek# G/S/vP 27/.592 1/.000 2/2.000 38/.742 4/.000 5/.600 1/.000 216/145 .234/.310/.432/.742 .819/.704 .748 35/.754 0/0 9/0
IP 205.0 44.0 34.0 50.0 53.1 24.2 28.1 TOTAL .279/.349/.458/.808 .803/.810 .840 .785 93/32 166/65
ERA-K/9 2.99/8.4 1.64/6.3 2.65/9.8 2.16/8.5 1.35/13.7 4.74/6.9 2.22/6.7 3.66/7.4

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Saltalamacchia (66-29-17)
 Varitek (53-11-5)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 836/.246 186/.276 147/.227 188/.222 223/.186 105/.233 110/.200 .253  Ellsbury
 Reddick
 Crawford
 McDonald
 Aviles
 Gonzalez
0/125/0/6
20/3/38/5
102/0/0/1
20/9/23/1
1/0/3/0
0/0/2/0
OPS .642 .720 .651 .546 .534 .659 .570 .705
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 223/.526 98/.669 91/.720 86/.604 115/.517 45/1.025 50/.587 .729
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 613/.684 88/.778 56/.541 102/.496 108/.552 60/.403 60/.554 .684
Road 428/.666 87/.684 68/.692 92/.650 116/.444 34/.402 58/.483
Last 28d days 119/.923 51/.807 20/.463 31/.580 41/.507 33/.565 42/.459
HR/SB/CS 14/10/5 3/3/0 3/2/1 3/1/0 1/13/2 2/4/0 3/2/1 113/97/36
Usage ·····X·· ···XX··· ·o··X·o· X····o·· XX···o·· X··o·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.