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Game Preview: NYY @ BOS, 7:10pm, Wednesday, August 31, 2011 @Fenway Park

Yankees, 81-52, 81-52 2nd, ½ GB, 9 up in WC

SP: Phil Hughes (25, RHP, 4-4, 6.46)

2011 Gamelogs / 2011 Splits / vs. BOS Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2011 (4-4) 54.1 65 39 39 18 33 7 6.46
2010 (18-8) 176.1 162 83 82 58 146 25 4.19
2009 (8-3) 86.0 68 31 29 28 96 8 3.03
Last 7 GS 4-1 38.2 38 20 20 11 28 3 4.66 50
2011-08-25 OAK ND 2.2 7 6 6 0 5 0 78 25
2011-08-19 @MIN W 7.2 2 1 1 3 2 1 106 70
2011-08-13 TBR W 6.0 4 2 2 1 6 1 96 61
2011-08-02 @CHW W 6.0 3 0 0 0 4 0 65 70
2011-07-27 SEA L 6.0 9 2 2 1 3 0 101 48
2011-07-22 OAK ND 4.1 9 7 7 4 3 1 98 16
2011-07-17 @TOR W 6.0 4 2 2 2 5 0 80 59
Last 5 v.BOS 1-1 26.0 29 16 16 9 17 3 5.54 46
2011-04-08 @BOS ND 2.0 7 6 6 2 0 1 47 16
2010-09-26 BOS ND 6.0 3 1 1 4 4 0 105 62
2010-08-09 BOS L 6.0 6 2 2 1 3 0 114 54
2010-05-17 BOS ND 5.0 6 5 5 1 3 2 104 37
2010-05-07 @BOS W 7.0 7 2 2 1 7 0 101 61
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   41-26   Road:   40-26   ExtrInn: 4-7 
 vsRHP:  53-39   vsLHP:  28-13   1-Run:  16-18
 vsEast: 27-23   vsCntrl:21-14   vsWest: 20-10 IL:13-5 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
133 Tue, Aug 30  @BOS  W   5-2       81-52  2nd  0.5 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
 Last 10: 5-5    Last 20:12-8    Last 30:20-10
RedSox, 82-52, 82-52 1st, ½ up

SP: Josh Beckett (31, RHP, 11-5, 2.43)

2011 Gamelogs / 2011 Splits / vs. NYY Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2011 (11-5) 163.0 116 45 44 42 141 16 2.43
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 3-2 44.0 43 17 16 9 41 9 3.27 56
2011-08-24 @TEX W 6.0 4 1 1 2 4 1 110 62
2011-08-18 @KCR W 7.0 7 3 3 0 4 1 110 55
2011-08-13 @SEA L 5.0 8 5 5 1 6 2 99 36
2011-08-07 NYY ND 6.0 6 1 1 2 5 1 101 59
2011-08-02 CLE ND 6.0 6 2 2 0 7 2 85 59
2011-07-28 KCR L 7.0 5 4 3 3 8 1 109 58
2011-07-23 SEA W 7.0 7 1 1 1 7 1 118 65
Last 5 v.NYY 4-0 33.2 23 8 8 9 35 6 2.14 65
2011-08-07 NYY ND 6.0 6 1 1 2 5 1 101 59
2011-06-09 @NYY W 7.0 4 2 2 2 6 1 104 65
2011-05-14 @NYY W 6.0 4 0 0 2 9 0 105 71
2011-04-10 NYY W 8.0 2 0 0 1 10 0 103 87
2010-09-24 @NYY W 6.2 7 5 5 2 5 4 95 43
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   40-26   Road:   42-26   ExtrInn: 5-3 
 vsRHP:  52-35   vsLHP:  30-17   1-Run:  17-12
 vsEast: 31-16   vsCntrl:21-16   vsWest: 20-12 IL:10-8 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
134 Tue, Aug 30   NYY  L   2-5       82-52  1st  0.5 up
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
 Last 10: 6-4    Last 20:11-9    Last 30:18-12
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Tue, Aug 30, 2011 NYY  5 @BOS  2        W:CC Sabathia (18-7), L: John Lackey (12-10), S: Mariano Rivera (35)
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)
Season Series: 2011 - BOS over 10-3; 2010 - Tied 9-9; 2009 - Tied 9-9; All-Time - NYY leads 1129-952

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 (4.18 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS Beckett
G/S/vB
91.Aceves
G/S/vB
32.Albers
G/S/vB
51.Bard
G/S/vB
64.Bowden
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 75/.961 2/2.500 11/1.064 8/.250 5/1.200 2/1.000 18/.686 3/1.334 565/382 .306/.350/.532/.882 .911/.869 .879 105/1.000 8/1 23/9
17.Cervelli G/S/vP 8/.661 2/2.000 2/.000 1/2.000 ··· ··· 2/no AB 2/1.500 122/94 .275/.339/.367/.706 .607/.733 .645 23/1.188 4/0 2/5
12.Chavez* G/S/vP 14/.500 1/.000 1/.000 1/2.000 ··· ··· 2/.000 3/.667 119/102 .275/.336/.367/.703 .706/.703 .785 55/.599 0/0 1/0
11.Gardner* G/S/vP 35/.464 5/1.100 7/1.143 5/.000 2/.500 ··· 14/1.243 3/1.000 496/390 .266/.346/.375/.721 .625/.747 .724 102/.589 38/11 5/2
14.Granderson* G/S/vP 35/1.004 7/.143 5/.400 6/2.500 ··· 1/no AB 18/.823 5/.200 587/400 .274/.376/.587/.963 .983/.953 .968 113/1.051 24/10 38/3
2.Jeter G/S/vP 85/.718 7/.000 16/.192 7/.143 5/.400 ··· 29/.718 20/.721 506/366 .293/.352/.381/.733 .925/.661 .738 105/.821 13/5 4/8
18.Jones G/S/vP 42/.654 1/.000 3/.667 3/.000 1/.000 ··· 3/.000 11/.664 164/42 .254/.354/.514/.868 .920/.718 .739 34/1.285 0/0 11/1
55.Martin G/S/vP 8/.661 3/2.334 8/.250 3/.000 ··· 6/.900 2/.000 3/1.667 412/294 .238/.325/.418/.744 .714/.754 .703 75/.914 8/1 17/10
26.Nunez G/S/vP 2/2.500 2/1.000 3/.333 ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 272/173 .268/.315/.384/.699 .737/.676 .702 66/.658 19/5 4/16
20.Posada# G/S/vP 48/.669 ··· 8/.536 9/.222 5/1.800 ··· 13/.539 7/1.738 353/287 .239/.317/.398/.715 .298/.813 .554 46/.826 0/2 12/1
13.Rodriguez G/S/vP 69/.823 4/.750 12/.444 7/.971 3/1.667 ··· 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 48/.785 4/.250 10/.600 12/.750 7/.286 1/2.000 8/.393 4/1.833 542/377 .272/.387/.467/.855 .950/.814 .814 106/1.022 2/2 21/0
25.Teixeira# G/S/vP 53/.639 7/1.000 17/1.020 15/1.466 4/.500 2/.500 18/.535 5/1.600 587/397 .249/.344/.507/.851 .979/.798 .829 109/.734 3/1 35/3
IP 163.0 89.0 54.2 61.0 9.0 37.1 53.2 45.0 TOTAL .269/.348/.455/.803 .832/.790 .774 .857 125/39 188/79
ERA-K/9 2.43/7.8 2.83/6.1 4.28/8.7 2.07/9.1 2.00/3.0 3.62/8.4 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 637/.201 369/.203 240/.246 231/.166 42/.316 156/.232 212/.205 181/.233 .243  Granderson
 Swisher
 Gardner
 Jones
 Nunez
0/130/0/9
0/0/122/9
125/11/0/6
28/0/13/1
1/0/1/0
OPS .576 .615 .679 .504 .723 .733 .545 .662 .696
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 380/.555 164/.569 103/.840 132/.604 17/.787 80/.784 105/.475 72/.802 .688
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 257/.608 205/.651 137/.561 99/.366 25/.678 76/.681 107/.616 109/.571 .702
Home 273/.574 228/.601 137/.715 112/.486 35/.835 92/.907 110/.565 108/.637
Last 28d days 100/.774 59/.497 59/1.016 34/.359 11/.955 32/.805 26/.154 34/.480
HR/SB/CS 16/18/4 6/5/0 3/5/3 5/7/1 0/1/1 4/5/0 3/4/0 6/1/2 122/119/40
Usage ······X· o··X·X·X o···X·X· ···o···· ···X···· X·····oo ···o··o· ···o·X·o
RedSox Batters (5.37 RS/G) vs. Yankees Pitchers (3.98 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 65.Hughes
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 2/.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 18/.411 4/.500 14/.786 23/.909 6/.666 4/.500 ··· 440/288 .253/.288/.397/.685 .563/.747 .676 98/.774 17/5 10/2
2.Ellsbury* G/S/vP 8/1.292 3/.666 5/1.200 12/.282 9/.583 3/.333 1/.000 596/416 .312/.371/.520/.890 .798/.929 .940 101/.912 36/11 23/0
28.Gonzalez* G/S/vP 2/1.000 4/.500 4/.833 3/.000 3/.333 9/.111 4/.000 601/393 .342/.403/.554/.957 .755/1.061 .919 110/.826 1/0 23/3
12.Lowrie# G/S/vP 3/.333 2/1.000 1/.000 4/.000 5/.400 2/.000 1/2.000 290/183 .270/.315/.388/.703 .913/.577 .808 74/.645 0/1 4/15
54.McDonald G/S/vP 5/.400 ··· 2/.000 1/2.000 2/.000 2/.000 ··· 137/45 .195/.270/.366/.636 .768/.371 .471 41/.766 2/3 5/2
34.Ortiz* G/S/vP 18/1.367 5/.000 12/.788 29/.898 7/.715 5/2.467 1/no AB 490/325 .313/.398/.589/.987 1.056/.952 1.050 69/1.440 1/1 27/0
15.Pedroia G/S/vP 17/.761 4/1.750 4/1.250 13/.154 13/1.189 7/.500 1/.000 607/424 .307/.397/.471/.868 1.085/.777 .899 105/.742 24/6 17/4
16.Reddick* G/S/vP 2/1.000 ··· 1/.000 2/.000 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 212/176 .281/.330/.469/.799 .816/.796 .792 70/.517 1/2 6/3
39.Saltalamacchia# G/S/vP 1/2.000 3/2.000 7/.715 2/.500 3/.000 ··· 1/.000 317/212 .252/.312/.469/.781 .628/.858 .760 64/.716 0/0 13/4
10.Scutaro G/S/vP 23/.451 2/.000 1/.000 18/.896 8/1.125 10/.300 1/2.000 333/236 .272/.334/.376/.710 .671/.726 .762 74/.733 4/2 5/10
33.Varitek# G/S/vP 5/.200 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 54.1 44.0 34.2 51.0 53.1 25.2 28.2 TOTAL .280/.350/.459/.808 .806/.810 .841 .790 93/32 167/65
ERA-K/9 6.46/5.5 1.64/6.3 2.60/10.1 2.12/8.5 1.35/13.7 4.56/6.7 2.20/6.6 3.65/7.4

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Saltalamacchia (66-29-18)
 Varitek (53-11-5)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 244/.300 186/.276 150/.230 193/.223 223/.186 109/.226 113/.206 .253  Ellsbury
 Reddick
 McDonald
 Crawford
 Aviles
 Gonzalez
0/126/0/6
20/3/38/5
20/9/24/1
103/0/0/1
1/0/3/0
0/0/2/0
OPS .832 .720 .651 .555 .534 .645 .584 .707
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 148/.841 98/.669 92/.735 91/.619 115/.517 47/1.011 52/.630 .731
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 96/.818 88/.778 58/.521 102/.496 108/.552 62/.390 61/.544 .686
Road 114/.649 87/.684 71/.691 97/.662 116/.444 38/.388 61/.514
Last 28d days 69/.746 45/.876 23/.490 36/.624 41/.507 34/.587 40/.566
HR/SB/CS 7/5/0 3/3/0 3/2/1 3/1/0 1/13/2 2/4/0 3/2/1 114/97/36
Usage ·····X·· ····XX·· o·o··X·o XX····o· ·XX···o· XX··o·X· o···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.