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Game Preview: BOS @ DET, 7:05pm, Sunday, May 29, 2011 @Comerica Park

RedSox, 29-22, 29-22 1st, 1½ up

SP: Josh Beckett (31, RHP, 4-1, 1.69)

2011 Gamelogs / 2011 Splits / vs. DET Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2011 (4-1) 64.0 41 12 12 20 58 3 1.69
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 2-0 44.0 31 8 8 13 35 3 1.64 63
2011-05-24 @CLE W 6.2 5 1 1 3 6 0 111 63
2011-05-19 DET ND 6.0 5 1 1 2 3 0 83 59
2011-05-14 @NYY W 6.0 4 0 0 2 9 0 105 71
2011-05-09 MIN ND 7.0 6 0 0 1 5 0 103 69
2011-05-04 LAA ND 4.1 1 0 0 3 3 0 68 61
2011-04-27 @BAL ND 6.0 7 4 4 0 4 2 92 46
2011-04-21 @LAA ND 8.0 3 2 2 2 5 1 125 71
Last 5 v.DET 3-1 33.2 22 12 9 9 32 2 2.41 63
2011-05-19 DET ND 6.0 5 1 1 2 3 0 83 59
2009-08-12 DET W 7.0 3 2 2 1 6 2 97 68
2009-06-03 @DET W 7.2 2 3 0 2 9 0 119 76
2008-05-08 @DET W 7.0 6 1 1 0 8 0 102 69
2006-08-14 DET L 6.0 6 5 5 4 6 0 104 42
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   16-10   Road:   13-12   ExtrInn: 2-2 
 vsRHP:  20-15   vsLHP:   9-7    1-Run:   7-7 
 vsEast: 10-8    vsCntrl: 9-5    vsWest:  8-8  IL: 2-1 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 51 Fri, May 27  @DET  W   6-3       29-22  1st  1.0 up
 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
 Last 10: 8-2    Last 20:15-5    Last 30:19-11
Tigers, 25-25, 25-25 2nd, 6½ GB, 2 GB in WC

SP: Justin Verlander (28, RHP, 4-3, 3.42)

2011 Gamelogs / 2011 Splits / vs. BOS Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2011 (4-3) 79.0 55 32 30 21 73 9 3.42
2010 (18-9) 224.1 190 89 84 71 219 14 3.37
2009 (19-9) 240.0 219 99 92 63 269 20 3.45
Last 7 GS 3-1 50.0 34 20 19 11 46 7 3.42 62
2011-05-24 TBR ND 6.0 9 6 6 0 2 1 104 32
2011-05-19 @BOS ND 8.0 6 3 3 0 9 2 114 67
2011-05-13 KCR W 8.0 2 1 1 3 7 0 105 78
2011-05-07 @TOR W 9.0 0 0 0 1 4 0 108 90
2011-05-02 NYY ND 6.0 8 3 3 4 8 0 127 48
2011-04-27 SEA L 6.0 5 4 3 3 8 1 114 53
2011-04-22 CHW W 7.0 4 3 3 0 8 3 117 65
Last 5 v.BOS 2-1 36.2 31 13 13 5 37 4 3.19 62
2011-05-19 @BOS ND 8.0 6 3 3 0 9 2 114 67
2010-08-01 @BOS ND 7.0 6 3 3 3 8 0 123 58
2009-08-13 @BOS W 8.0 4 0 0 1 8 0 123 81
2008-05-08 BOS L 6.0 9 5 5 1 5 1 107 38
2007-05-15 @BOS W 7.2 6 2 2 0 7 1 120 66
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   13-10   Road:   12-15   ExtrInn: 1-1 
 vsRHP:  13-21   vsLHP:  12-4    1-Run:   4-4 
 vsEast: 10-11   vsCntrl: 8-5    vsWest:  6-7  IL: 1-2 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 50 Fri, May 27   BOS  L   3-6       25-25  2nd  6.0 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
 Last 10: 3-7    Last 20:12-8    Last 30:15-15
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Fri, May 27, 2011 BOS  6 @DET  3        W:Tim Wakefield (2-1), L: Rick Porcello (4-3), S: none
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
Season Series: 2011 - BOS over 4-0; 2010 - Tied 3-3; 2009 - BOS won 6-1; All-Time - BOS leads 1017-947

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 (4.88 RS/G) vs. Tigers Pitchers (4.54 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 35.Verlander
G/S/vB
53.Benoit
G/S/vB
21.Gonzalez
G/S/vB
43.Oliver*
G/S/vB
38.Purcey*
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 3/1.167 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 26/.692 18/.411 3/3.500 ··· 2/.000 1/no AB ··· 208/143 .245/.282/.383/.664 .350/.807 .785 100/.890 7/4 4/2
7.Drew* G/S/vP 13/.853 7/.000 5/1.600 ··· 3/.000 ··· 11/1.736 150/120 .232/.353/.352/.705 .729/.697 .688 67/.656 0/0 3/0
2.Ellsbury* G/S/vP 12/.440 2/.000 ··· ··· 2/.000 2/.500 ··· 223/163 .299/.365/.463/.828 .611/.909 .863 115/.861 18/6 6/0
28.Gonzalez* G/S/vP 7/1.229 1/.000 3/.333 ··· 1/.000 3/.667 7/.000 231/156 .338/.385/.549/.935 .708/1.043 .963 111/1.050 1/0 9/0
12.Lowrie# G/S/vP 6/.533 1/.000 ··· ··· 5/1.850 ··· 1/no AB 170/114 .301/.347/.444/.792 1.145/.608 .560 94/.640 0/1 3/7
34.Ortiz* G/S/vP 18/1.244 24/.717 2/.500 ··· 7/.619 ··· 1/5.000 208/145 .303/.375/.541/.916 .825/.953 .949 102/1.056 0/0 10/
15.Pedroia G/S/vP 7/.000 7/.929 ··· ··· 4/.750 1/2.000 1/.000 230/162 .247/.358/.330/.688 .981/.570 .657 108/.630 10/2 3/2
16.Reddick* G/S/vP 4/.750 ··· 1/2.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 9/5 .500/.556/.500/1.056 1.000/1.100 1.056 9/1.056 1/0 0/0
39.Saltalamacchia# G/S/vP 6/.000 ··· ··· ··· 3/.666 2/1.500 2/.500 112/78 .231/.286/.404/.690 .660/.702 .579 54/.875 0/0 4/1
44.Sutton# G/S/vP 2/.000 ··· 1/3.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 14/11 .357/.357/.643/1.000 .000/1.273 1.000 14/1.000 0/0 0/0
33.Varitek# G/S/vP 6/.900 16/.750 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· 2/.500 84/54 .203/.289/.284/.573 .522/.602 .568 43/.793 0/0 1/0
20.Youkilis G/S/vP 17/1.059 8/.250 1/.000 ··· 5/.400 ··· 3/.333 200/137 .272/.400/.519/.919 1.109/.833 .679 98/.956 0/0 8/4
IP 79.0 17.2 6.1 15.0 17.1 21.0 TOTAL .270/.345/.430/.775 .763/.781 .741 .849 38/14 55/25
ERA-K/9 3.42/8.3 6.62/7.1 12.79/2.9 /0.0 3.60/6.0 2.60/5.7 3.43/9.0 4.36/7.0

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Saltalamacchia (33-11-3)
 Varitek (24-6-2)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 309/.194 81/.310 34/.423 / 64/.211 76/.250 90/.228 .254  Drew
 Ellsbury
 Cameron
 Crawford
 Reddick
0/0/36/3
0/48/0/2
1/2/14/0
49/0/0/0
0/0/2/0
OPS .588 .738 1.154 .595 .793 .639 .717
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 169/.587 39/.791 19/1.180 / 22/.855 35/.580 56/.765 .752
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 140/.589 42/.681 15/1.089 / 42/.458 41/.984 34/.431 .681
Home 169/.638 32/.814 14/1.000 / 38/.596 36/.568 52/.648
Last 28d days 141/.547 29/.768 6/1.167 / 31/.670 37/.954 48/.729
HR/SB/CS 9/6/1 1/1/1 0/0/1 // 1/0/0 3/1/1 2/1/1 43/35/17
Usage ····X··· ····oX·· ··X····· ···X···· ·X··X··o ·····Xo·
Tigers Batters (4.28 RS/G) vs. RedSox Pitchers (4.22 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 19.Beckett
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
13.Avila* G/S/vP 4/1.000 3/.666 2/1.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 4/.750 3/.000 ··· 157/121 .285/.348/.540/.889 .924/.878 .933 70/.929 2/0 8/3
26.Boesch* G/S/vP 3/.000 3/.333 2/2.000 ··· 3/1.666 ··· ··· 4/.750 1/.000 ··· 181/137 .261/.326/.385/.711 .869/.662 .688 71/.547 3/2 3/1
24.Cabrera G/S/vP 9/.111 4/.500 6/.533 2/1.000 5/1.000 1/3.000 2/.000 8/.625 17/.686 8/.250 215/157 .310/.428/.546/.974 .959/.979 .855 91/.825 0/1 9/4
15.Inge G/S/vP 13/.616 2/.000 6/.900 1/.000 1/no AB ··· ··· 10/.900 35/.801 4/.333 168/113 .205/.265/.285/.550 .686/.485 .480 71/.513 0/0 1/5
14.Jackson G/S/vP 3/.666 3/1.167 6/.666 ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 2/1.000 5/.650 1/.000 218/153 .228/.286/.340/.626 .719/.586 .615 96/.735 8/2 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 27/.732 2/0 0/1
41.Martinez# G/S/vP 15/.795 8/.250 8/.833 ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 3/1.667 21/1.087 2/.000 144/106 .295/.361/.473/.834 .688/.883 .576 79/.939 0/0 4/0
27.Peralta G/S/vP 18/.722 4/.833 4/1.167 1/.000 5/.400 ··· ··· 10/.500 25/.802 5/.000 177/122 .306/.373/.535/.908 .856/.931 1.001 77/1.164 0/1 8/2
25.Raburn G/S/vP ··· ··· 3/.666 ··· 2/.000 ··· ··· 2/.000 7/.500 4/1.250 158/101 .200/.244/.338/.582 .672/.531 .622 50/.234 1/0 4/4
39.Santiago# G/S/vP 3/.666 ··· 4/.000 ··· 2/.500 ··· ··· 2/.000 16/.946 3/.333 73/55 .274/.324/.371/.694 .561/.738 .565 31/.867 0/0 1/1
57.Wells G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 3/.000 ··· 57/23 .231/.298/.346/.644 .552/.781 .546 21/.549 0/0 1/1
29.Worth G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/no AB 1/.000 / /// / / / /
IP 64.0 28.1 18.1 9.1 25.2 7.0 17.0 21.2 37.0 12.2 TOTAL .251/.321/.392/.714 .740/.704 .702 .729 18/8 44/35
ERA-K/9 1.69/8.2 2.22/5.4 3.93/9.3 3.86/7.7 3.51/8.8 0.00/12.9 4.24/7.4 2.91/12.0 4.14/3.9 9.24/7.1 4.02/7.3

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Avila (28-16-2)
 Martinez (7-1-0)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 245/.186 118/.192 79/.229 40/.286 100/.200 26/.130 74/.238 90/.250 151/.237 57/.345 .243  Jackson
 Boesch
 Kelly
 Raburn
 Wells
0/50/0/3
14/0/26/2
4/4/8/1
36/0/2/1
1/1/27/1
OPS .515 .625 .590 .750 .643 .361 .789 .646 .704 1.005 .704
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 138/.499 56/.515 36/.694 15/.624 55/.748 13/.237 31/.965 47/.582 65/.563 23/1.284 .678
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 107/.535 62/.723 43/.506 25/.829 45/.506 13/.490 43/.679 43/.717 86/.811 34/.824 .727
Road 126/.634 37/.678 35/.457 3/.333 54/.844 14/.220 28/.704 42/.769 53/.658 23/.957
Last 28d days 115/.491 88/.609 48/.750 40/.750 52/.656 26/.361 32/.947 49/.753 86/.732 19/1.356
HR/SB/CS 3/9/3 3/3/0 0/4/0 0/1/0 3/4/1 0/1/0 2/1/0 1/1/0 5/1/1 4/1/1 46/57/17
Usage ····X··· ··X····X ··o····X ···o···· ·o···oX· ····Xo·X ···X···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.