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Game Preview: BOS @ DET, 7:05pm, Friday, May 27, 2011 @Comerica Park

RedSox, 28-22, 28-22 1st, Tied

SP: Tim Wakefield (44, RHP, 1-1, 4.50)

2011 Gamelogs / 2011 Splits / vs. DET Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2011 (1-1) 30.0 28 18 15 8 14 4 4.50
2010 (4-10) 140.0 153 92 83 36 84 19 5.34
2009 (11-5) 129.2 137 67 66 50 72 12 4.58
Last 7 GS 2-2 38.1 40 28 23 12 24 3 5.40 44
2011-05-22 CHC W 6.2 4 1 1 0 3 0 75 65
2011-05-06 MIN L 4.1 9 8 6 4 1 1 84 14
2011-05-01 SEA ND 5.2 3 1 1 1 3 0 76 61
2010-10-02 NYY ND 5.0 7 5 5 3 6 1 94 36
2010-09-08 TBR W 5.0 6 5 4 2 4 1 86 39
2010-08-25 SEA L 5.2 8 4 3 0 2 0 91 41
2010-07-20 @OAK ND 6.0 3 4 3 2 5 0 115 55
Last 5 v.DET 3-2 33.2 28 13 12 8 24 4 3.21 57
2009-06-04 @DET W 6.2 8 3 3 0 3 0 81 49
2008-05-06 @DET W 8.0 2 0 0 0 6 0 98 84
2008-04-10 DET W 5.0 3 2 1 5 5 0 108 55
2007-05-15 DET L 7.0 9 5 5 1 4 2 105 42
2006-06-03 @DET L 7.0 6 3 3 2 6 2 99 57
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   16-10   Road:   12-12   ExtrInn: 2-2 
 vsRHP:  19-15   vsLHP:   9-7    1-Run:   7-7 
 vsEast: 10-8    vsCntrl: 8-5    vsWest:  8-8  IL: 2-1 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 50 Thu, May 26  @DET  W  14-1  (8)  28-22  1st    Tied
 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
 Last 10: 8-2    Last 20:14-6    Last 30:19-11
Tigers, 25-24, 25-24 2nd, 6 GB, ½ GB in WC

SP: Rick Porcello (22, RHP, 4-2, 3.08)

2011 Gamelogs / 2011 Splits / vs. BOS Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2011 (4-2) 49.2 48 17 17 13 30 4 3.08
2010 (10-12) 162.2 188 96 89 38 84 18 4.92
2009 (14-9) 170.2 176 81 75 52 89 23 3.96
Last 7 GS 4-1 44.2 39 12 12 12 26 3 2.42 58
2011-05-22 @PIT W 8.0 1 0 0 2 3 0 84 81
2011-05-10 @MIN W 5.0 3 1 1 2 1 1 83 56
2011-05-05 NYY W 7.0 8 2 2 2 3 0 120 54
2011-04-30 @CLE ND 7.0 7 2 2 1 7 2 100 61
2011-04-20 @SEA W 6.2 4 1 1 1 6 0 95 67
2011-04-15 @OAK ND 6.0 7 1 1 1 4 0 103 57
2011-04-10 KCR L 5.0 9 5 5 3 2 0 97 28
Last 5 v.BOS 0-1 5.1 9 4 4 1 3 1 6.75 42
2009-08-11 @BOS ND 1.0 1 1 1 0 1 0 15 48
2009-06-02 BOS L 4.1 8 3 3 1 2 1 84 36
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   13-9    Road:   12-15   ExtrInn: 1-1 
 vsRHP:  13-20   vsLHP:  12-4    1-Run:   4-4 
 vsEast: 10-10   vsCntrl: 8-5    vsWest:  6-7  IL: 1-2 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 49 Thu, May 26   BOS  L   1-14 (8)  25-24  2nd  6.0 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
 Last 10: 4-6    Last 20:13-7    Last 30:16-14
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Thu, May 26, 2011 BOS 14 @DET  1  (8)   W:Alfredo Aceves (2-0), L: Max Scherzer (6-2), S: none
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)
Season Series: 2011 - BOS over 3-0; 2010 - Tied 3-3; 2009 - BOS won 6-1; All-Time - BOS leads 1016-947

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 (4.86 RS/G) vs. Tigers Pitchers (4.51 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 48.Porcello
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 ··· 7/.858 6/1.300 1/.000 1/2.000 15/.557 61/26 .170/.233/.302/.535 .562/.501 .471 31/.418 0/0 2/0
13.Crawford* G/S/vP 7/.666 18/.411 3/3.500 5/1.400 1/no AB ··· 204/141 .244/.277/.368/.645 .342/.782 .750 104/.844 7/3 3/2
7.Drew* G/S/vP 3/1.334 7/.000 5/1.600 1/no AB ··· 11/1.736 150/120 .232/.353/.352/.705 .729/.697 .688 75/.643 0/0 3/0
2.Ellsbury* G/S/vP 3/2.000 2/.000 ··· 3/1.167 1/no AB ··· 218/161 .296/.364/.449/.813 .644/.874 .835 119/.836 17/6 5/0
28.Gonzalez* G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 3/.333 1/2.000 2/no AB 7/.000 226/154 .337/.385/.553/.938 .710/1.044 .971 114/1.036 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 98/.655 0/1 3/7
34.Ortiz* G/S/vP 2/1.000 24/.717 2/.500 5/.600 ··· 1/5.000 204/143 .309/.382/.552/.935 .855/.967 .989 106/1.044 0/0 10/
15.Pedroia G/S/vP 4/.750 7/.929 ··· 5/1.267 ··· 1/.000 225/160 .247/.357/.332/.689 .998/.569 .657 112/.625 9/2 3/2
16.Reddick* G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/2.000 2/.000 ··· ··· 5/3 .600/.600/.600/1.200 1.000/1.333 1.200 5/1.200 1/0 0/0
39.Saltalamacchia# G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· 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 ··· ··· 1/3.000 1/.000 ··· ··· 14/11 .357/.357/.643/1.000 .000/1.273 1.000 14/1.000 0/0 0/0
33.Varitek# G/S/vP 2/1.000 16/.750 1/.000 2/.500 ··· 2/.500 84/54 .203/.289/.284/.573 .522/.602 .568 43/.793 0/0 1/0
20.Youkilis G/S/vP 4/.500 8/.250 1/.000 4/.833 ··· 3/.333 196/135 .272/.403/.519/.922 1.151/.822 .675 98/.973 0/0 8/4
IP 49.2 17.2 6.1 10.1 16.1 21.0 TOTAL .270/.345/.430/.775 .778/.774 .739 .836 36/13 53/25
ERA-K/9 3.08/5.4 6.62/7.1 12.79/2.9 12.19/8.7 2.76/5.0 3.43/9.0 4.32/6.9

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Saltalamacchia (32-11-3)
 Varitek (24-6-2)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 203/.257 81/.310 34/.423 58/.370 72/.250 90/.228 .254  Drew
 Ellsbury
 Reddick
 Cameron
 Crawford
0/0/36/3
0/47/0/2
0/0/1/0
1/2/14/0
48/0/0/0
OPS .692 .738 1.154 1.061 .811 .639 .715
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 123/.804 39/.791 19/1.180 25/1.320 33/.618 56/.765 .747
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 80/.520 42/.681 15/1.089 33/.861 39/.984 34/.431 .683
Home 57/.837 32/.814 14/1.000 29/1.128 32/.578 52/.648
Last 28d days 103/.605 36/.883 6/1.167 35/1.196 38/.969 48/.729
HR/SB/CS 4/3/1 1/1/1 0/0/1 1/1/0 3/0/1 2/1/1 41/34/16
Usage ····X··· ··oX··o· X······· X····o·· ··X··o·· ···Xo·X·
Tigers Batters (4.31 RS/G) vs. RedSox Pitchers (4.24 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 49.Wakefield
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
35.Wheeler
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
13.Avila* G/S/vP ··· 3/.666 2/1.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 3/1.000 ··· 153/117 .293/.358/.556/.914 .924/.911 .991 75/.898 2/0 8/3
26.Boesch* G/S/vP 1/.000 3/.333 2/2.000 ··· 3/1.666 ··· ··· 3/1.000 ··· 180/136 .263/.328/.388/.715 .869/.667 .697 81/.502 3/2 3/1
24.Cabrera G/S/vP 14/.690 4/.500 6/.533 2/1.000 4/1.250 1/3.000 2/.000 8/.625 8/.250 211/153 .312/.431/.553/.984 .959/.993 .873 98/.935 0/1 9/4
15.Inge G/S/vP 32/.814 2/.000 6/.900 1/.000 1/no AB ··· ··· 9/1.000 4/.333 164/109 .204/.265/.286/.551 .686/.484 .479 76/.477 0/0 1/5
14.Jackson G/S/vP 1/.000 3/1.167 6/.666 ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 2/1.000 1/.000 214/149 .227/.282/.340/.623 .719/.579 .605 102/.760 7/2 3/1
32.Kelly* G/S/vP ··· 3/1.000 2/1.000 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 2/.000 58/56 .264/.316/.358/.674 1.000/.662 .549 32/.780 2/0 0/1
41.Martinez# G/S/vP 18/1.167 8/.250 8/.833 ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 2/1.500 2/.000 140/105 .288/.357/.472/.829 .688/.872 .541 75/.936 0/0 4/0
27.Peralta G/S/vP 22/.608 4/.833 4/1.167 1/.000 5/.400 ··· ··· 9/.222 5/.000 173/118 .299/.364/.506/.871 .856/.878 .921 79/1.053 0/1 7/2
25.Raburn G/S/vP 4/.750 ··· 3/.666 ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 2/.000 4/1.250 154/97 .204/.248/.345/.593 .672/.548 .656 56/.371 1/0 4/4
39.Santiago# G/S/vP 13/1.189 ··· 4/.000 ··· 1/no AB ··· ··· 2/.000 3/.333 69/51 .293/.344/.397/.740 .561/.804 .684 34/1.040 0/0 1/1
20.Sizemore G/S/vP ··· 3/.000 2/.000 ··· 2/.500 ··· ··· 1/no AB ··· 74/49 .222/.329/.238/.567 .909/.393 .722 74/.567 1/1 0/3
57.Wells G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 54/20 .245/.315/.367/.682 .552/.906 .613 18/.646 0/0 1/1
IP 30.0 28.1 18.1 9.1 24.2 7.0 17.0 20.2 12.2 TOTAL .252/.323/.394/.716 .740/.707 .707 .734 17/8 43/35
ERA-K/9 4.50/4.2 2.22/5.4 3.93/9.3 3.86/7.7 3.65/8.7 0.00/12.9 4.24/7.4 2.61/11.7 9.24/7.1 4.04/7.4

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Avila (27-15-2)
 Martinez (7-1-0)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 123/.246 118/.192 79/.229 40/.286 97/.207 26/.130 74/.238 85/.241 57/.345 .243  Jackson
 Boesch
 Wells
 Kelly
 Raburn
0/49/0/3
14/0/26/2
1/1/26/1
4/4/8/1
35/0/2/1
OPS .731 .625 .590 .750 .664 .361 .789 .624 1.005 .706
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 59/.623 56/.515 36/.694 15/.624 54/.763 13/.237 31/.965 44/.576 23/1.284 .683
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 64/.829 62/.723 43/.506 25/.829 43/.532 13/.490 43/.679 41/.675 34/.824 .726
Road 25/.740 37/.678 35/.457 3/.333 51/.899 14/.220 28/.704 37/.736 23/.957
Last 28d days 79/.691 88/.609 54/.662 40/.750 49/.699 26/.361 36/.871 47/.677 24/1.144
HR/SB/CS 4/0/1 3/3/0 0/4/0 0/1/0 3/4/1 0/1/0 2/1/0 1/1/0 4/1/1 45/56/17
Usage ····X··· X····X·· o····X·X ·o····X· ···oX··X ··Xo·X·· ·X···X·· ··X·X··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.