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Game Preview: BOS @ DET, 1:05pm, Thursday, May 26, 2011 @Comerica Park

RedSox, 27-22, 27-22 2nd, ½ GB, 1½ up in WC

SP: Alfredo Aceves (28, RHP, 1-0, 2.42)

2011 Gamelogs / 2011 Splits / vs. DET Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2011 (1-0) 22.1 15 7 6 8 11 3 2.42
2010 (3-0) 12.0 10 5 4 4 2 1 3.00
2009 (10-1) 84.0 69 36 33 16 69 10 3.54
Last 7 GS 1-0 31.1 27 12 11 11 13 4 3.16 52
2011-05-21 CHC ND 5.0 3 1 1 2 2 0 86 57
2009-07-09 @MIN ND 3.1 4 4 3 1 2 1 65 39
2008-09-26 @BOS ND 4.0 5 4 4 4 1 2 77 33
2008-09-20 BAL ND 6.0 5 0 0 3 3 0 92 62
2008-09-15 CHW ND 6.0 5 2 2 1 3 1 87 56
2008-09-09 @LAA W 7.0 5 1 1 0 2 0 89 65
Has never faced DET as starter.
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   16-10   Road:   11-12   ExtrInn: 2-2 
 vsRHP:  18-15   vsLHP:   9-7    1-Run:   7-7 
 vsEast: 10-8    vsCntrl: 7-5    vsWest:  8-8  IL: 2-1 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 49 Wed, May 25  @CLE  W  14-2       27-22  2nd  0.5 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
 Last 10: 8-2    Last 20:13-7    Last 30:19-11
Tigers, 25-23, 25-23 2nd, 5½ GB, 1½ GB in WC

SP: Max Scherzer (26, RHP, 6-1, 2.98)

2011 Gamelogs / 2011 Splits / vs. BOS Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2011 (6-1) 63.1 63 22 21 24 60 8 2.98
2010 (12-11) 195.2 174 84 76 70 184 20 3.50
2009 (9-11) 170.1 166 94 78 63 174 20 4.12
Last 7 GS 4-1 46.1 40 13 12 18 44 4 2.33 60
2011-05-21 @PIT L 5.2 7 3 3 0 7 0 99 50
2011-05-16 TOR ND 7.0 8 1 0 1 2 0 108 60
2011-05-09 @TOR W 5.0 5 2 2 3 5 1 97 51
2011-05-04 NYY W 8.0 4 0 0 2 9 0 109 81
2011-04-29 @CLE ND 6.2 6 5 5 5 7 2 105 44
2011-04-24 CHW W 8.0 4 0 0 3 7 0 104 78
2011-04-18 @SEA W 6.0 6 2 2 4 7 1 112 55
Last 5 v.BOS 0-1 11.1 15 7 7 3 4 3 5.56 42
2010-07-31 @BOS ND 6.1 9 1 1 1 3 0 116 53
2010-05-14 BOS L 5.0 6 6 6 2 1 3 109 30
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   13-8    Road:   12-15   ExtrInn: 1-1 
 vsRHP:  13-19   vsLHP:  12-4    1-Run:   4-4 
 vsEast: 10-9    vsCntrl: 8-5    vsWest:  6-7  IL: 1-2 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 48 Tue, May 24   TBR  W   7-6       25-23  2nd  6.0 gb
 47 Mon, May 23   TBR  W   6-3       24-23  2nd  7.0 gb
 46 Sun, May 22  @PIT  W   2-0       23-23  2nd  7.0 gb
 45 Sat, May 21  @PIT  L   2-6       22-23  2nd  7.0 gb
 44 Fri, May 20  @PIT  L   1-10      22-22  2nd  6.0 gb
 43 Thu, May 19  @BOS  L   3-4       22-21  2nd  5.0 gb
 42 Wed, May 18  @BOS  L   0-1       22-20  2nd  5.0 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
 Last 10: 5-5    Last 20:13-7    Last 30:17-13
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Thu, May 19, 2011 BOS  4  DET  3        W:Jonathan Papelbon (2-0), L: Al Alburquerque (0-1), S: none
Wed, May 18, 2011 BOS  1  DET  0        W:Daniel Bard (1-3), L: Daniel Schlereth (0-1), S: Jonathan Papelbon (8)

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
Season Series: 2011 - BOS over 2-0; 2010 - Tied 3-3; 2009 - BOS won 6-1; All-Time - BOS leads 1015-947

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
RedSox Batters (4.67 RS/G) vs. Tigers Pitchers (4.31 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 37.Scherzer
G/S/vB
53.Benoit
G/S/vB
21.Gonzalez
G/S/vB
45.Perry
G/S/vB
55.Schlereth*
G/S/vB
46.Valverde
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
23.Cameron G/S/vP 6/.833 7/.858 6/1.300 1/.000 1/2.000 15/.557 61/26 .170/.233/.302/.535 .562/.501 .471 35/.690 0/0 2/0
13.Crawford* G/S/vP 6/.000 18/.411 2/5.000 4/.583 1/no AB ··· 199/137 .229/.264/.335/.599 .348/.714 .659 99/.763 7/3 3/2
7.Drew* G/S/vP 5/1.100 7/.000 5/1.600 1/no AB ··· 11/1.736 150/120 .232/.353/.352/.705 .729/.697 .688 76/.633 0/0 3/0
2.Ellsbury* G/S/vP ··· 2/.000 ··· 2/1.000 1/no AB ··· 213/158 .295/.358/.435/.794 .669/.837 .797 118/.790 17/6 4/0
28.Gonzalez* G/S/vP 9/.476 1/.000 3/.333 ··· 2/no AB 7/.000 221/151 .340/.389/.562/.951 .731/1.052 1.000 113/1.064 1/0 9/0
12.Lowrie# G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/no AB 166/112 .300/.343/.447/.790 1.156/.601 .544 102/.627 0/1 3/7
54.McDonald G/S/vP 4/.500 1/.000 ··· 3/1.667 ··· 2/2.000 23/7 .143/.217/.286/.503 .607/.286 .111 7/.452 1/1 1/1
34.Ortiz* G/S/vP 5/2.400 24/.717 1/no AB 4/.000 ··· 1/5.000 199/139 .303/.372/.545/.917 .845/.946 .954 105/.992 0/0 10/
15.Pedroia G/S/vP 3/1.666 7/.929 ··· 4/.500 ··· 1/.000 220/157 .249/.361/.330/.690 1.034/.560 .659 111/.601 9/2 3/2
39.Saltalamacchia# G/S/vP 3/1.334 ··· ··· ··· 1/3.000 2/.500 108/77 .240/.296/.420/.716 .725/.712 .625 57/.918 0/0 4/1
44.Sutton# G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 9/8 .333/.333/.556/.889 .000/1.000 .889 9/.889 0/0 0/0
33.Varitek# G/S/vP ··· 16/.750 ··· 1/no AB ··· 2/.500 79/51 .203/.295/.290/.585 .486/.641 .598 41/.835 0/0 1/0
20.Youkilis G/S/vP 6/.733 8/.250 ··· 3/1.167 ··· 3/.333 191/131 .275/.408/.529/.938 1.173/.833 .693 97/1.001 0/0 8/4
IP 63.1 17.2 5.1 9.0 16.1 21.0 TOTAL .267/.343/.424/.767 .789/.758 .720 .819 35/13 52/25
ERA-K/9 2.98/8.5 6.62/7.1 11.81/3.4 10.00/8.0 2.76/5.0 3.43/9.0 4.13/6.9

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

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 269/.263 81/.310 28/.400 49/.342 72/.250 90/.228 .250  Drew
 Ellsbury
 McDonald
 Cameron
 Crawford
0/0/36/3
0/46/0/2
6/2/4/0
1/2/14/0
47/0/0/0
OPS .733 .738 1.150 .958 .811 .639 .705
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 140/.841 39/.791 14/1.095 18/1.214 33/.618 56/.765 .725
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 129/.619 42/.681 14/1.196 31/.808 39/.984 34/.431 .686
Home 140/.578 32/.814 8/.875 20/.929 32/.578 52/.648
Last 28d days 134/.661 41/1.052 / 30/1.039 40/.915 48/.729
HR/SB/CS 8/5/5 1/1/1 0/0/1 1/1/0 3/0/1 2/1/1 40/33/16
Usage ····X··· ·oX··o·· ········ ····o··o ·X··o··o ··Xo·X··
Tigers Batters (4.38 RS/G) vs. RedSox Pitchers (4.31 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 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
13.Avila* G/S/vP ··· 2/1.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 3/1.000 ··· ··· 150/114 .292/.358/.562/.920 .924/.918 1.008 76/.947 2/0 8/3
26.Boesch* G/S/vP ··· 2/2.000 ··· 3/1.666 ··· ··· 3/1.000 1/.000 ··· 177/133 .266/.328/.392/.720 .869/.673 .708 83/.499 3/2 3/1
24.Cabrera G/S/vP 1/.000 6/.533 2/1.000 4/1.250 1/3.000 2/.000 8/.625 14/.690 8/.250 208/150 .311/.433/.557/.990 .959/1.000 .881 100/.974 0/1 9/4
15.Inge G/S/vP ··· 5/1.100 1/.000 1/no AB ··· ··· 9/1.000 32/.814 4/.333 161/106 .208/.270/.292/.562 .686/.499 .502 77/.513 0/0 1/5
14.Jackson G/S/vP ··· 5/.800 ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 2/1.000 1/.000 1/.000 210/145 .225/.278/.340/.618 .719/.572 .594 103/.758 6/2 3/1
32.Kelly* G/S/vP ··· 1/2.000 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 2/.000 54/52 .265/.321/.347/.668 1.000/.654 .494 28/.782 2/0 0/1
41.Martinez# G/S/vP 5/.400 8/.833 ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 2/1.500 18/1.167 2/.000 137/102 .295/.365/.484/.849 .688/.899 .576 72/.979 0/0 4/0
27.Peralta G/S/vP 1/.000 4/1.167 1/.000 5/.400 ··· ··· 9/.222 22/.608 5/.000 170/115 .296/.359/.507/.865 .856/.870 .910 80/1.018 0/1 7/2
25.Raburn G/S/vP ··· 3/.666 ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 2/.000 4/.750 4/1.250 154/97 .204/.248/.345/.593 .672/.548 .656 61/.425 1/0 4/4
39.Santiago# G/S/vP ··· 4/.000 ··· 1/no AB ··· ··· 2/.000 13/1.189 3/.333 69/51 .293/.344/.397/.740 .561/.804 .684 34/1.040 0/0 1/1
20.Sizemore G/S/vP ··· 2/.000 ··· 2/.500 ··· ··· 1/no AB ··· ··· 71/46 .233/.343/.250/.593 .909/.421 .800 71/.593 1/1 0/2
57.Wells G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 54/20 .245/.315/.367/.682 .552/.906 .613 18/.646 0/0 1/1
IP 22.1 17.1 9.1 24.2 7.0 17.0 20.2 30.0 12.2 TOTAL .253/.323/.396/.720 .740/.711 .715 .745 16/8 43/34
ERA-K/9 2.42/4.4 4.15/9.4 3.86/7.7 3.65/8.7 0.00/12.9 4.24/7.4 2.61/11.7 4.50/4.2 9.24/7.1 4.08/7.3

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Avila (26-15-2)
 Martinez (7-1-0)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 92/.185 76/.239 40/.286 97/.207 26/.130 74/.238 85/.241 123/.246 57/.345 .244  Jackson
 Boesch
 Wells
 Kelly
 Raburn
0/48/0/3
14/0/25/2
0/1/26/1
3/4/8/1
35/0/2/1
OPS .641 .614 .750 .664 .361 .789 .624 .731 1.005 .709
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 44/.513 35/.716 15/.624 54/.763 13/.237 31/.965 44/.576 59/.623 23/1.284 .687
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 48/.754 41/.531 25/.829 43/.532 13/.490 43/.679 41/.675 64/.829 34/.824 .729
Road 11/.974 32/.503 3/.333 51/.899 14/.220 28/.704 37/.736 25/.740 23/.957
Last 28d days 62/.627 59/.662 40/.750 52/.656 26/.361 39/.794 47/.677 79/.691 24/1.144
HR/SB/CS 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· o····X·· ··oX··XX ·Xo·X··· X···X··· ·X·X··XX ···X···· o···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.