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Game Preview: NYY @ BOS, 7:10pm, Thursday, September 1, 2011 @Fenway Park

Yankees, 81-53, 81-53 2nd, 1½ GB, 9 up in WC

SP: A.J. Burnett (34, RHP, 9-11, 5.31)

2011 Gamelogs / 2011 Splits / vs. BOS Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2011 (9-11) 161.0 160 101 95 72 137 25 5.31
2010 (10-15) 186.2 204 118 109 78 145 25 5.26
2009 (13-9) 207.0 193 99 93 97 195 25 4.04
Last 7 GS 1-4 36.1 55 37 37 14 33 8 9.17 34
2011-08-26 @BAL L 5.0 9 9 9 2 5 2 116 16
2011-08-20 @MIN L 1.2 5 7 7 3 1 1 61 15
2011-08-15 @KCR W 5.2 10 3 3 1 2 0 88 38
2011-08-09 LAA ND 6.0 7 4 4 3 6 1 105 45
2011-08-03 @CHW ND 4.1 13 7 7 0 3 1 85 12
2011-07-29 BAL L 8.0 5 4 4 2 10 2 114 64
2011-07-23 OAK L 5.2 6 3 3 3 6 1 100 48
Last 5 v.BOS 0-3 26.0 38 34 29 12 23 7 10.04 29
2011-06-08 BOS L 5.2 7 8 7 4 3 1 105 24
2010-10-02 @BOS ND 6.0 6 4 2 2 5 1 105 51
2010-05-09 @BOS L 4.1 9 9 8 3 4 1 97 12
2010-04-06 @BOS ND 5.0 7 4 3 1 5 1 94 43
2009-08-22 @BOS L 5.0 9 9 9 2 6 3 97 17
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   41-26   Road:   40-27   ExtrInn: 4-7 
 vsRHP:  53-40   vsLHP:  28-13   1-Run:  16-18
 vsEast: 27-24   vsCntrl:21-14   vsWest: 20-10 IL:13-5 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
134 Wed, Aug 31  @BOS  L   5-9       81-53  2nd  1.5 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
 Last 10: 5-5    Last 20:12-8    Last 30:19-11
RedSox, 83-52, 83-52 1st, 1½ up

SP: Jon Lester (27, LHP, 14-6, 3.09)

2011 Gamelogs / 2011 Splits / vs. NYY Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2011 (14-6) 160.0 131 58 55 59 150 17 3.09
2010 (19-9) 208.0 167 81 75 83 225 14 3.25
2009 (15-8) 203.1 186 80 77 64 225 20 3.41
Last 7 GS 4-2 45.2 33 14 13 19 40 3 2.56 60
2011-08-27 OAK W 6.0 3 2 1 2 4 1 87 62
2011-08-21 @KCR W 6.0 3 1 1 4 3 0 113 61
2011-08-16 TBR W 7.0 3 1 1 1 8 0 113 74
2011-08-10 @MIN L 7.1 8 4 4 5 4 0 119 45
2011-08-05 NYY L 6.0 5 3 3 4 7 0 108 53
2011-07-30 @CHW W 8.0 4 2 2 1 8 2 98 73
2011-07-25 KCR ND 5.1 7 1 1 2 6 0 89 54
Last 5 v.NYY 4-1 31.1 24 10 10 15 33 2 2.87 59
2011-08-05 NYY L 6.0 5 3 3 4 7 0 108 53
2011-06-07 @NYY W 6.0 8 3 3 1 5 0 112 48
2011-05-15 @NYY W 6.0 5 4 4 4 7 2 109 49
2010-09-25 @NYY W 7.0 2 0 0 3 8 0 102 78
2010-08-09 @NYY W 6.1 4 0 0 3 6 0 99 68
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   41-26   Road:   42-26   ExtrInn: 5-3 
 vsRHP:  53-35   vsLHP:  30-17   1-Run:  17-12
 vsEast: 32-16   vsCntrl:21-16   vsWest: 20-12 IL:10-8 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
135 Wed, Aug 31   NYY  W   9-5       83-52  1st  1.5 up
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
 Last 10: 7-3    Last 20:11-9    Last 30:18-12
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Wed, Aug 31, 2011 BOS  9  NYY  5        W:Josh Beckett (12-5), L: Phil Hughes (4-5), S: none
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
Season Series: 2011 - BOS over 11-3; 2010 - Tied 9-9; 2009 - Tied 9-9; All-Time - NYY leads 1129-953

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 (5.46 RS/G) vs. RedSox Pitchers (4.19 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS Lester*
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 43/.531 2/2.500 11/1.064 9/.222 5/1.200 2/1.000 18/.686 3/1.334 569/386 .306/.350/.532/.881 .911/.867 .877 105/.944 8/1 23/9
17.Cervelli G/S/vP 5/.650 2/2.000 2/.000 1/2.000 ··· ··· 3/.500 2/1.500 126/98 .265/.328/.354/.682 .607/.702 .600 27/1.004 4/0 2/5
12.Chavez* G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 1/.000 2/1.000 ··· ··· 2/.000 3/.667 123/106 .277/.341/.375/.716 .706/.719 .807 55/.605 0/0 1/0
11.Gardner* G/S/vP 6/.334 5/1.100 7/1.143 5/.000 2/.500 ··· 15/1.145 3/1.000 501/395 .265/.345/.373/.718 .625/.742 .717 102/.578 38/11 5/2
14.Granderson* G/S/vP 17/.610 7/.143 5/.400 6/2.500 ··· 1/no AB 18/.823 5/.200 591/404 .273/.375/.584/.959 .983/.946 .960 113/1.067 24/10 38/3
2.Jeter G/S/vP 48/.708 7/.000 16/.192 7/.143 5/.400 ··· 29/.718 20/.721 510/370 .295/.354/.383/.737 .925/.666 .746 104/.857 14/5 4/8
18.Jones G/S/vP 22/.847 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/.875 3/2.334 8/.250 3/.000 ··· 6/.900 2/.000 3/1.667 412/294 .238/.325/.418/.744 .714/.754 .703 71/.885 8/1 17/10
26.Nunez G/S/vP 5/.650 2/1.000 3/.333 ··· ··· ··· 2/.000 ··· 276/177 .269/.314/.387/.701 .737/.680 .706 69/.679 19/5 4/16
20.Posada# G/S/vP 27/.536 ··· 8/.536 9/.222 5/1.800 ··· 13/.539 7/1.738 353/287 .239/.317/.398/.715 .298/.813 .554 43/.838 0/2 12/1
13.Rodriguez G/S/vP 35/.788 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 40/.895 4/.250 10/.600 13/.693 7/.286 1/2.000 8/.393 4/1.833 546/381 .270/.386/.464/.851 .950/.808 .807 106/1.001 2/2 21/0
25.Teixeira# G/S/vP 33/.613 7/1.000 17/1.020 15/1.466 4/.500 2/.500 18/.535 5/1.600 591/401 .247/.343/.504/.847 .979/.793 .822 109/.748 3/1 35/3
IP 160.0 89.0 54.2 62.0 9.0 37.1 54.2 45.0 TOTAL .268/.348/.454/.801 .832/.788 .771 .850 126/39 188/79
ERA-K/9 3.09/8.4 2.83/6.1 4.28/8.7 2.03/9.1 2.00/3.0 3.62/8.4 2.80/11.8 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 656/.224 369/.203 240/.246 234/.164 42/.316 156/.232 215/.202 181/.233 .242  Granderson
 Swisher
 Gardner
 Jones
 Nunez
0/131/0/9
0/0/123/9
126/11/0/6
28/0/13/1
1/0/1/0
OPS .667 .615 .679 .497 .723 .733 .537 .662 .695
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 169/.566 164/.569 103/.840 135/.590 17/.787 80/.784 106/.470 72/.802 .686
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 487/.703 205/.651 137/.561 99/.366 25/.678 76/.681 109/.604 109/.571 .702
Home 281/.709 228/.601 137/.715 115/.472 35/.835 92/.907 113/.550 108/.637
Last 28d days 132/.576 56/.467 59/1.016 37/.330 11/.955 29/.593 29/.138 33/.494
HR/SB/CS 17/14/11 6/5/0 3/5/3 5/7/1 0/1/1 4/5/0 3/4/0 6/1/2 122/120/40
Usage ····X··· ·o··X·X· ·o···X·X o···o··· ····X··· ·X·····o o···o··o ····o·X·
RedSox Batters (5.40 RS/G) vs. Yankees Pitchers (4.01 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 34.Burnett
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 5/.200 ··· 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 62/.776 5/.400 14/.786 23/.909 6/.666 4/.500 ··· 444/292 .253/.288/.398/.686 .563/.747 .677 98/.807 17/5 10/2
2.Ellsbury* G/S/vP 31/.884 4/.500 6/1.834 12/.282 9/.583 3/.333 1/.000 601/420 .313/.371/.526/.897 .824/.927 .952 102/.931 36/11 24/0
28.Gonzalez* G/S/vP 3/.000 4/.500 5/.650 3/.000 3/.333 9/.111 4/.000 605/396 .341/.402/.552/.953 .752/1.058 .913 110/.816 1/0 23/3
Jackson G/S/vP 9/.476 2/3.500 1/3.000 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 4/.500 368/230 .249/.315/.342/.658 .686/.641 .740 46/.434 3/1 4/2
12.Lowrie# G/S/vP 12/.417 3/1.167 1/.000 4/.000 5/.400 2/.000 1/2.000 294/187 .271/.317/.387/.705 .913/.583 .809 78/.655 0/1 4/15
54.McDonald G/S/vP 2/.000 ··· 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 43/.985 5/.000 13/.725 29/.898 7/.715 5/2.467 1/no AB 494/328 .313/.399/.594/.993 1.049/.964 1.060 69/1.489 1/1 28/0
15.Pedroia G/S/vP 43/.980 5/1.350 5/1.467 13/.154 13/1.189 7/.500 1/.000 612/428 .308/.397/.470/.867 1.091/.775 .897 106/.775 24/6 17/4
16.Reddick* G/S/vP 6/.000 1/3.000 1/.000 2/.000 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 216/180 .282/.333/.472/.805 .816/.803 .805 70/.505 1/2 6/4
39.Saltalamacchia# G/S/vP 5/.400 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 29/.725 3/.000 1/.000 18/.896 8/1.125 10/.300 1/2.000 337/240 .272/.333/.374/.708 .671/.722 .754 74/.762 4/2 5/10
33.Varitek# G/S/vP 30/.685 2/2.500 2/2.000 38/.742 4/.000 5/.600 1/.000 220/149 .240/.313/.454/.767 .819/.742 .795 35/.999 0/0 10/0
IP 161.0 45.2 35.1 51.0 53.1 25.2 28.2 TOTAL .280/.350/.460/.811 .808/.812 .845 .816 93/32 170/66
ERA-K/9 5.31/7.7 1.97/6.3 2.80/10.2 2.12/8.5 1.35/13.7 4.56/6.7 2.20/6.6 3.69/7.4

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Saltalamacchia (66-29-18)
 Varitek (54-11-5)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 709/.259 193/.278 154/.237 193/.223 223/.186 109/.226 113/.206 .254  Ellsbury
 Reddick
 Jackson
 McDonald
 Crawford
 Aviles
 Gonzalez
0/127/0/6
20/3/39/5
20/0/28/4
20/9/24/1
104/0/0/1
1/0/3/0
0/0/2/0
OPS .801 .746 .682 .555 .534 .645 .584 .710
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 369/.775 103/.733 95/.767 91/.619 115/.517 47/1.011 52/.630 .738
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 340/.828 90/.760 59/.547 102/.496 108/.552 62/.390 61/.544 .686
Road 300/.903 94/.741 75/.752 97/.662 116/.444 38/.388 61/.514
Last 28d days 92/1.106 52/.950 27/.682 36/.624 40/.520 34/.587 40/.566
HR/SB/CS 25/17/6 4/3/0 4/2/1 3/1/0 1/13/2 2/4/0 3/2/1 117/97/36
Usage ·····X·· X····XX· oo·o··X· ·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.