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Game Preview: BOS @ CLE, 12:05pm, Wednesday, May 25, 2011 @Progressive Field

RedSox, 26-22, 26-22 2nd, ½ GB, 1 up in WC

SP: Jon Lester (27, LHP, 6-1, 3.68)

2011 Gamelogs / 2011 Splits / vs. CLE Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2011 (6-1) 63.2 60 26 26 26 63 9 3.68
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 6-0 44.1 44 18 18 20 46 6 3.65 54
2011-05-20 CHC W 6.0 12 5 5 2 5 0 104 31
2011-05-15 @NYY W 6.0 5 4 4 4 7 2 109 49
2011-05-10 @TOR ND 5.1 7 5 5 5 5 2 114 34
2011-05-03 LAA W 7.0 6 1 1 1 11 1 93 71
2011-04-28 @BAL W 8.0 4 2 2 3 5 1 108 68
2011-04-22 @LAA W 6.0 4 0 0 2 8 0 111 70
2011-04-17 TOR W 6.0 6 1 1 3 5 0 110 58
Last 5 v.CLE 1-1 30.1 28 15 13 10 35 3 3.86 55
2011-04-07 @CLE ND 7.0 3 0 0 3 9 0 109 77
2010-08-04 CLE L 5.0 7 4 2 2 4 1 98 43
2010-06-10 @CLE ND 6.0 9 6 6 1 8 0 109 37
2009-10-01 CLE W 6.1 2 0 0 1 7 0 84 75
2009-04-29 @CLE ND 6.0 7 5 5 3 7 2 109 42
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   16-10   Road:   10-12   ExtrInn: 2-2 
 vsRHP:  17-15   vsLHP:   9-7    1-Run:   7-7 
 vsEast: 10-8    vsCntrl: 6-5    vsWest:  8-8  IL: 2-1 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 48 Tue, May 24  @CLE  W   4-2       26-22  2nd  0.5 gb
 47 Mon, May 23  @CLE  L   2-3       25-22  3rd  0.5 gb
 46 Sun, May 22   CHC  W   5-1       25-21  3rd  0.5 gb
 45 Sat, May 21   CHC  L   3-9       24-21  3rd  0.5 gb
 44 Fri, May 20   CHC  W  15-5       24-20  2nd  0.5 gb
 43 Thu, May 19   DET  W   4-3       23-20  3rd  1.5 gb
 42 Wed, May 18   DET  W   1-0       22-20  3rd  2.5 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
 Last 10: 8-2    Last 20:13-7    Last 30:19-11
Indians, 30-16, 30-16 1st, 6 up

SP: Mitch Talbot (27, RHP, 1-0, 1.46)

2011 Gamelogs / 2011 Splits / vs. BOS Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2011 (1-0) 12.1 10 2 2 5 11 0 1.46
2010 (10-13) 159.1 169 88 78 69 88 13 4.41
2008 (0-0) 9.2 16 12 12 11 5 3 11.17
Last 7 GS 3-2 36.0 37 14 13 13 26 1 3.25 52
2011-04-11 @LAA W 8.0 5 0 0 2 4 0 112 74
2011-04-06 BOS ND 4.1 5 2 2 3 7 0 102 49
2010-09-29 DET W 7.0 5 0 0 0 5 0 93 72
2010-09-23 KCR L 5.0 5 3 3 3 2 1 96 44
2010-09-12 MIN L 0.0 2 3 3 1 0 0 14 33
2010-09-04 @SEA W 6.2 5 1 0 1 6 0 94 67
2010-08-30 CHW ND 5.0 10 5 5 3 2 0 95 26
Last 5 v.BOS 0-0 8.1 11 7 4 7 9 0 4.32 42
2011-04-06 BOS ND 4.1 5 2 2 3 7 0 102 49
2010-06-10 BOS ND 4.0 6 5 2 4 2 0 99 34
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   19-5    Road:   11-11   ExtrInn: 3-2 
 vsRHP:  21-12   vsLHP:   9-4    1-Run:  11-7 
 vsEast:  8-3    vsCntrl:11-8    vsWest:  8-5  IL: 3-0 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 46 Tue, May 24   BOS  L   2-4       30-16  1st  6.0 up
 45 Mon, May 23   BOS  W   3-2       30-15  1st  7.0 up
 44 Sun, May 22   CIN  W  12-4       29-15  1st  7.0 up
 43 Sat, May 21   CIN  W   2-1       28-15  1st  7.0 up
 42 Fri, May 20   CIN  W   5-4       27-15  1st  6.0 up
 41 Thu, May 19  @CHW  L   2-8       26-15  1st  5.0 up
 40 Wed, May 18  @CHW  L   0-1       26-14  1st  5.0 up
 39 Tue, May 17  @KCR  W   7-3       26-13  1st  5.0 up
 38 Mon, May 16  @KCR  W  19-1       25-13  1st  4.5 up
 37 Fri, May 13   SEA  W   5-4       24-13  1st  4.0 up
 Last 10: 7-3    Last 20:12-8    Last 30:18-12
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Tue, May 24, 2011 BOS  4 @CLE  2        W:Josh Beckett (4-1), L: Fausto Carmona (3-5), S: Jonathan Papelbon (9)
Mon, May 23, 2011 CLE  3  BOS  2        W:Joe Smith (2-1), L: Daniel Bard (1-4), S: Chris Perez (13)
Thu, Apr 07, 2011 CLE  1  BOS  0        W:Rafael Perez (2-0), L: Daniel Bard (0-2), S: Chris Perez (2)
Wed, Apr 06, 2011 CLE  8  BOS  4        W:Rafael Perez (1-0), L: Daisuke Matsuzaka (0-1), S: none
Tue, Apr 05, 2011 CLE  3  BOS  1        W:Josh Tomlin (1-0), L: Josh Beckett (0-1), S: Chris Perez (1)

Thu, Aug 05, 2010 BOS  6  CLE  2        W:Daisuke Matsuzaka (8-3), L: Josh Tomlin (1-1), S: Jonathan Papelbon (26)
Wed, Aug 04, 2010 CLE  9 @BOS  1        W:Justin Masterson (4-10), L: Jon Lester (11-7), S: none
Tue, Aug 03, 2010 BOS  3  CLE  1        W:Josh Beckett (3-1), L: David Huff (2-10), S: Jonathan Papelbon (25)
Mon, Aug 02, 2010 CLE  6 @BOS  5        W:Fausto Carmona (11-8), L: John Lackey (10-6), S: Chris Perez (13)
Thu, Jun 10, 2010 CLE  8  BOS  7        W:Kerry Wood (1-2), L: Daniel Bard (1-2), S: none
Season Series: 2011 - CLE over 4-1; 2010 - Tied 4-4; 2009 - BOS won 7-2; All-Time - CLE leads 1019-955

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
RedSox Batters (4.48 RS/G) vs. Indians Pitchers (3.65 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS
G/S/vB
37.Durbin
G/S/vB
56.Herrmann
G/S/vB
54.Perez
G/S/vB
53.Perez*
G/S/vB
52.Pestano
G/S/vB
46.Sipp*
G/S/vB
38.Smith
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
23.Cameron G/S/vP 2/1.000 4/.250 ··· 4/.250 2/2.000 ··· 1/.000 3/.000 56/21 .143/.218/.265/.483 .562/.358 .289 32/.620 0/0 2/0
13.Crawford* G/S/vP 6/.533 7/1.096 4/1.250 4/.250 9/.000 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 195/133 .212/.249/.293/.542 .348/.634 .539 99/.658 7/3 2/2
7.Drew* G/S/vP 4/1.250 7/1.071 2/2.500 5/1.100 7/.714 ··· 2/.000 ··· 150/120 .232/.353/.352/.705 .729/.697 .688 79/.624 0/0 3/0
2.Ellsbury* G/S/vP 4/1.250 3/.667 2/.000 1/.000 3/2.000 1/.000 3/.000 1/.000 207/152 .286/.345/.423/.768 .669/.804 .743 117/.773 16/6 4/0
28.Gonzalez* G/S/vP 3/1.667 4/.250 1/5.000 3/.333 3/.666 ··· ··· ··· 215/145 .340/.391/.569/.959 .731/1.069 1.021 112/1.112 1/0 9/0
12.Lowrie# G/S/vP 2/no AB ··· ··· 3/2.334 3/1.334 ··· 2/.000 2/1.000 160/107 .310/.350/.462/.812 1.178/.618 .578 97/.670 0/1 3/7
54.McDonald G/S/vP ··· 2/.000 ··· 1/no AB ··· ··· ··· ··· 22/7 .150/.227/.300/.527 .651/.286 .125 6/.533 1/1 1/1
34.Ortiz* G/S/vP 7/.929 7/.429 2/.500 5/.200 9/.222 ··· 3/.333 ··· 193/134 .302/.373/.535/.908 .860/.928 .938 104/.972 0/0 9/
15.Pedroia G/S/vP 8/.929 8/.250 1/.000 4/1.000 5/.400 ··· 2/no AB ··· 214/151 .246/.362/.313/.674 1.034/.532 .619 110/.575 9/2 2/2
39.Saltalamacchia# G/S/vP ··· 4/.500 ··· ··· 5/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· 103/72 .229/.282/.385/.667 .725/.640 .512 56/.813 0/0 3/1
44.Sutton# G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 4/3 .000/.000/.000/.000 .000/.000 .000 4/.000 0/0 0/0
33.Varitek# G/S/vP 4/.250 11/.473 ··· ··· 5/.600 ··· 1/.000 1/.000 79/51 .203/.295/.290/.585 .486/.641 .598 41/.835 0/0 1/0
20.Youkilis G/S/vP 7/1.429 8/.393 3/.000 3/.333 5/.200 ··· 1/.000 1/.000 191/131 .275/.408/.529/.938 1.173/.833 .693 101/.990 0/0 8/4
IP 12.1 18.2 6.1 20.0 17.0 17.1 20.1 12.1 TOTAL .262/.339/.413/.752 .794/.733 .684 .795 34/13 48/25
ERA-K/9 1.46/8.0 4.82/7.7 7.11/12.9 2.70/5.4 1.06/6.4 1.56/10.9 1.33/6.2 2.19/7.3 3.39/6.2

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Saltalamacchia (32-11-3)
 Varitek (23-6-2)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 52/.217 84/.270 31/.300 82/.200 69/.200 68/.180 77/.157 51/.244 .237  Drew
 Ellsbury
 Cameron
 Crawford
 McDonald
0/0/36/3
0/45/0/2
1/2/13/0
46/0/0/0
5/2/4/0
OPS .569 .752 .756 .546 .513 .543 .491 .625 .663
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 29/.789 41/.611 13/1.128 48/.685 32/.452 22/.558 28/.183 16/.268 .698
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 23/.310 43/.883 18/.500 34/.362 37/.567 46/.536 49/.663 35/.787 .625
Home 22/.742 38/.706 23/.783 48/.558 45/.494 34/.640 44/.447 27/.787
Last 28d days / 40/.624 10/.600 45/.523 36/.609 35/.669 35/.348 33/.549
HR/SB/CS 0/2/0 3/2/0 1/0/0 0/1/0 0/0/1 1/1/0 1/4/1 0/0/2 32/25/13
Usage ··X··X·· ····X··· ·o·Xo··X ooo····o ···oo··· ····o··X ·o··Xo·o
Indians Batters (5.07 RS/G) vs. RedSox Pitchers (4.35 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 31.Lester*
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
46.Morales*
G/S/vB
58.Papelbon
G/S/vB
49.Wakefield
G/S/vB
35.Wheeler
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
23.Brantley* G/S/vP 3/.666 ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/2.000 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 1/.000 2/.000 189/136 .289/.356/.410/.766 .646/.813 .885 97/.800 7/2 4/1
28.Buck* G/S/vP 6/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 3/3.334 9/.347 1/.000 58/50 .250/.276/.411/.687 .125/.769 .783 28/.767 1/1 2/0
13.Cabrera# G/S/vP 12/.325 1/.000 1/.000 1/.000 2/3.000 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 11/.293 2/2.500 213/152 .305/.364/.537/.900 .885/.906 1.001 105/1.046 7/0 10/4
20.Cabrera G/S/vP 21/.873 4/2.083 3/.000 2/2.500 3/1.000 1/2.000 ··· 11/1.000 31/.615 11/1.182 177/131 .263/.290/.341/.631 .915/.530 .694 86/.608 2/1 2/3
17.Choo* G/S/vP 12/.083 1/no AB ··· 1/no AB 3/1.667 2/.000 ··· 3/.666 10/1.250 1/.000 201/138 .244/.323/.381/.704 .475/.815 .805 102/.730 7/3 5/1
47.Duncan G/S/vP 9/1.069 ··· 1/.000 1/.000 2/.000 1/no AB ··· 2/.500 4/1.750 1/.000 60/32 .214/.250/.357/.607 .745/.488 .734 40/.418 0/0 1/0
8.Everett G/S/vP 7/1.404 ··· 2/.000 ··· 1/no AB 1/.000 ··· 2/.000 3/1.666 2/.000 35/25 .276/.364/.276/.639 .650/.634 .875 15/.368 1/0 0/3
9.Hannahan* G/S/vP 12/1.000 1/.000 3/1.334 ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 3/.666 7/.143 3/1.334 154/118 .237/.322/.363/.685 1.101/.556 .760 81/.524 1/1 4/3
26.Kearns G/S/vP 11/.831 ··· 5/.200 4/.250 4/2.417 8/.500 ··· 1/.000 3/.000 4/1.250 71/47 .210/.310/.306/.616 .652/.598 .510 36/.708 0/2 0/0
7.LaPorta G/S/vP 8/.661 ··· 3/1.167 1/.000 3/1.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 5/1.850 3/.333 152/119 .263/.342/.466/.808 .660/.848 .856 76/.793 1/0 5/4
6.Marson G/S/vP 7/1.000 ··· 2/.500 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 2/.000 ··· 46/29 .244/.304/.366/.670 1.647/.140 .511 23/.490 1/0 0/0
41.Santana# G/S/vP 3/.333 ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 182/132 .203/.341/.365/.706 .660/.722 .744 93/.798 1/1 6/1
IP 63.2 22.1 17.1 8.1 24.2 7.0 16.0 20.2 30.0 11.2 TOTAL .263/.334/.423/.757 .764/.754 .835 .742 29/12 50/23
ERA-K/9 3.68/8.9 2.42/4.4 4.15/9.4 4.32/7.6 3.65/8.7 0.00/12.9 3.38/7.3 2.61/11.7 4.50/4.2 10.03/6.9 4.13/7.3

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Marson (6-5-0)
 Santana (19-8-2)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 270/.251 92/.185 76/.239 37/.303 97/.207 26/.130 68/.211 85/.241 123/.246 53/.353 .245  Choo
 Brantley
 Duncan
 Buck
 Kearns
0/0/46/6
16/29/0/0
4/0/0/0
10/1/1/0
20/0/0/0
OPS .751 .641 .614 .776 .664 .361 .752 .624 .731 1.024 .712
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 55/.519 44/.513 35/.716 14/.670 54/.763 13/.237 29/.917 44/.576 59/.623 22/1.200 .685
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 215/.814 48/.754 41/.531 23/.841 43/.532 13/.490 39/.645 41/.675 64/.829 31/.903 .736
Road 159/.751 11/.974 32/.503 / 51/.899 14/.220 22/.533 37/.736 25/.740 19/1.000
Last 28d days 144/.837 62/.627 59/.662 37/.776 52/.656 26/.361 33/.713 50/.635 79/.691 20/1.228
HR/SB/CS 9/6/5 3/2/0 0/4/0 0/1/0 3/4/1 0/1/0 2/1/0 1/1/0 4/0/1 4/1/1 45/55/17
Usage ····X··· ···X···· ···X·X·· ····X··· ·oX··XX· Xo·X···· ···X···· X·X··XX· ··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.