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Game Preview: BOS @ MIN, 8:10pm, Wednesday, August 10, 2011 @Target Field

RedSox, 72-43, 72-43 1st, 2½ up

SP: Jon Lester (27, LHP, 11-5, 3.23)

2011 Gamelogs / 2011 Splits / vs. MIN Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2011 (11-5) 133.2 114 50 48 47 131 16 3.23
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 2-3 44.1 33 13 11 14 44 5 2.23 62
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
2011-07-05 TOR ND 4.0 0 0 0 1 5 0 50 66
2011-06-30 @PHI W 7.0 2 0 0 2 5 0 120 76
2011-06-24 @PIT L 6.0 8 3 2 1 5 0 107 50
2011-06-18 MIL L 8.0 7 4 3 3 8 3 115 59
Last 5 v.MIN 1-2 32.2 38 21 18 10 26 1 4.96 47
2010-05-20 MIN W 9.0 6 2 1 0 9 0 103 78
2010-04-12 @MIN L 5.0 9 4 4 3 5 0 107 35
2009-05-26 @MIN L 6.0 6 5 5 3 4 1 100 41
2008-07-08 MIN ND 7.1 9 5 5 3 6 0 117 43
2008-05-09 @MIN ND 5.1 8 5 3 1 2 0 94 37
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   37-22   Road:   35-21   ExtrInn: 5-3 
 vsRHP:  45-31   vsLHP:  27-12   1-Run:  16-11
 vsEast: 30-13   vsCntrl:18-14   vsWest: 14-8  IL:10-8 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
115 Tue, Aug  9  @MIN  W   4-3       72-43  1st  2.5 up
114 Mon, Aug  8  @MIN  W   8-6       71-43  1st  1.5 up
113 Sun, Aug  7   NYY  W   3-2 (10)  70-43  1st  1.0 up
112 Sat, Aug  6   NYY  W  10-4       69-43  1st    Tied
111 Fri, Aug  5   NYY  L   2-3       68-43  2nd  1.0 gb
110 Thu, Aug  4   CLE  L   3-7       68-42  1st    Tied
109 Wed, Aug  3   CLE  W   4-3       68-41  1st  1.0 up
108 Tue, Aug  2   CLE  W   3-2       67-41  1st  1.0 up
107 Mon, Aug  1   CLE  L   6-9       66-41  1st  1.0 up
106 Sun, Jul 31  @CHW  W   5-3       66-40  1st  2.0 up
 Last 10: 7-3    Last 20:14-6    Last 30:22-8 
Twins, 51-65, 51-65 4th, 10½ GB, 19 GB in WC

SP: Nick Blackburn (29, RHP, 7-9, 4.58)

2011 Gamelogs / 2011 Splits / vs. BOS Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2011 (7-9) 135.2 165 85 69 46 71 19 4.58
2010 (10-12) 161.0 194 101 97 40 68 25 5.42
2009 (11-11) 205.2 240 103 92 41 98 25 4.03
Last 7 GS 1-3 34.1 52 35 28 18 19 6 7.34 34
2011-08-05 CHW L 5.1 7 4 4 6 1 2 90 33
2011-07-30 @OAK L 4.1 10 7 6 5 2 0 93 14
2011-07-25 @TEX L 2.2 11 9 6 0 0 2 65 6
2011-07-20 CLE ND 6.0 4 4 1 2 7 0 104 59
2011-07-15 KCR ND 7.0 4 0 0 2 3 0 98 70
2011-07-08 @CHW W 5.0 10 5 5 2 4 1 106 29
2011-07-03 MIL ND 4.0 6 6 6 1 2 1 61 27
Last 5 v.BOS 2-0 26.0 30 9 8 6 19 0 2.77 54
2011-05-09 @BOS ND 6.1 7 1 1 3 5 0 109 57
2009-05-26 BOS W 7.0 8 2 1 2 7 0 111 60
2008-07-08 @BOS ND 6.2 6 2 2 0 2 0 85 56
2008-05-11 BOS W 6.0 9 4 4 1 5 0 93 42
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   26-30   Road:   25-35   ExtrInn: 5-4 
 vsRHP:  33-46   vsLHP:  18-19   1-Run:  22-22
 vsEast:  8-21   vsCntrl:22-20   vsWest: 13-14 IL: 8-10

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
116 Tue, Aug  9   BOS  L   3-4       51-65  4th 10.5 gb
115 Mon, Aug  8   BOS  L   6-8       51-64  4th 10.5 gb
114 Sun, Aug  7   CHW  L   0-7       51-63  4th 10.0 gb
113 Sat, Aug  6   CHW  L   1-6       51-62  4th 10.0 gb
112 Fri, Aug  5   CHW  L   3-5       51-61  4th  9.0 gb
111 Thu, Aug  4  @LAA  L   1-7       51-60  4th  8.0 gb
110 Wed, Aug  3  @LAA  W  11-4       51-59  4th  8.0 gb
109 Tue, Aug  2  @LAA  L   1-5       50-59  4th  8.0 gb
108 Sun, Jul 31  @OAK  L   3-7       50-58  4th  7.0 gb
107 Sat, Jul 30  @OAK  L   3-8       50-57  4th  6.0 gb
 Last 10: 1-9    Last 20: 6-14   Last 30:12-18
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Tue, Aug 09, 2011 BOS  4 @MIN  3        W:Matt Albers (4-3), L: Matt Capps (3-6), S: Jonathan Papelbon (26)
Mon, Aug 08, 2011 BOS  8 @MIN  6        W:Alfredo Aceves (8-1), L: Glen Perkins (3-2), S: Jonathan Papelbon (25)
Mon, May 09, 2011 BOS  2  MIN  1 (11)   W:Hideki Okajima (1-0), L: Jim Hoey (0-1), S: none
Sun, May 08, 2011 BOS  9  MIN  5        W:Daisuke Matsuzaka (3-3), L: Carl Pavano (2-4), S: none
Sat, May 07, 2011 BOS  4  MIN  0        W:Clay Buchholz (3-3), L: Brian Duensing (2-2), S: none
Fri, May 06, 2011 MIN  9 @BOS  2        W:Scott Baker (2-2), L: Tim Wakefield (0-1), S: none

Thu, May 20, 2010 BOS  6  MIN  2        W:Jon Lester (4-2), L: Francisco Liriano (4-3), S: none
Wed, May 19, 2010 BOS  3  MIN  2        W:Clay Buchholz (5-3), L: Scott Baker (4-4), S: Daniel Bard (1)
Thu, Apr 15, 2010 MIN  8  BOS  0        W:Francisco Liriano (1-0), L: Tim Wakefield (0-1), S: none
Wed, Apr 14, 2010 BOS  6 @MIN  3        W:John Lackey (1-0), L: Kevin Slowey (1-1), S: Jonathan Papelbon (3)
Season Series: 2011 - BOS over 5-1; 2010 - BOS won 3-2; 2009 - BOS won 4-2; All-Time - BOS leads 950-918

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 (5.47 RS/G) vs. Twins Pitchers (4.85 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 53.Blackburn
G/S/vB
31.Burnett
G/S/vB
55.Capps
G/S/vB
54.Dumatrait*
G/S/vB
50.Mijares*
G/S/vB
36.Nathan
G/S/vB
15.Perkins*
G/S/vB
51.Swarzak
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
3.Aviles G/S/vP 8/1.125 4/.000 4/.500 ··· 3/1.667 3/1.334 11/.864 3/.000 214/146 .223/.261/.386/.646 .917/.524 .700 30/.643 11/2 5/10
13.Crawford* G/S/vP 14/.377 3/.666 2/.000 1/no AB 5/.900 5/1.000 3/.000 ··· 368/247 .257/.293/.396/.689 .513/.774 .668 90/.782 13/5 7/2
2.Ellsbury* G/S/vP 15/.619 2/2.500 1/.000 1/2.000 3/.000 3/.666 5/.500 3/.000 523/371 .316/.371/.511/.881 .745/.936 .847 122/.927 31/11 19/0
28.Gonzalez* G/S/vP 3/1.334 ··· 5/1.600 3/.333 3/.666 4/.000 6/.533 ··· 519/346 .351/.412/.556/.968 .755/1.074 .950 116/.837 1/0 18/3
12.Lowrie# G/S/vP 3/.666 2/.000 ··· ··· 2/1.500 ··· 4/2.000 ··· 224/147 .266/.317/.394/.711 .992/.556 .522 8/.393 0/1 3/11
54.McDonald G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 99/33 .182/.273/.364/.636 .801/.315 .756 24/1.278 2/2 4/1
34.Ortiz* G/S/vP 10/1.000 1/3.000 ··· 1/2.000 2/.000 10/.522 7/.715 3/.666 447/300 .295/.383/.546/.929 .978/.905 .855 99/.802 1/1 22/0
15.Pedroia G/S/vP 15/.785 3/.000 2/.500 ··· 4/1.250 3/1.334 5/.400 3/.000 530/381 .310/.403/.477/.879 1.165/.772 .849 121/1.019 22/5 15/4
16.Reddick* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 160/134 .329/.375/.538/.913 .965/.903 .966 90/.772 1/2 5/3
39.Saltalamacchia# G/S/vP ··· 1/2.000 ··· ··· ··· 5/1.000 4/.500 ··· 266/186 .257/.323/.477/.800 .645/.868 .805 63/.937 0/0 11/3
10.Scutaro G/S/vP 3/.000 1/.000 1/no AB 1/2.000 2/1.000 7/.286 10/.425 ··· 278/202 .280/.344/.376/.720 .700/.728 .672 90/.782 4/1 5/8
33.Varitek# G/S/vP 6/1.167 2/.000 ··· ··· 2/.000 6/.167 5/1.000 3/3.334 193/130 .229/.311/.406/.716 .794/.678 .766 43/.522 0/0 7/0
20.Youkilis G/S/vP 13/.885 2/1.000 1/no AB ··· 5/.600 6/.900 6/1.700 3/2.000 459/320 .267/.381/.482/.863 1.009/.801 .650 101/.696 3/0 16/7
IP 135.2 38.0 48.1 28.0 33.0 30.2 45.1 59.0 TOTAL .281/.354/.457/.811 .809/.811 .764 .816 79/29 140/57
ERA-K/9 4.58/4.7 5.68/6.9 4.47/4.3 3.86/5.1 5.45/5.5 5.28/7.6 1.99/9.7 3.20/4.4 4.44/6.0

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Saltalamacchia (58-25-15)
 Varitek (44-11-5)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 608/.302 169/.268 200/.265 126/.248 158/.265 134/.235 175/.212 249/.236 .271  Reddick
 Ellsbury
 Crawford
 McDonald
 Aviles
 Gonzalez
19/3/23/5
0/110/0/5
86/0/0/1
19/5/18/1
0/0/2/0
0/0/2/0
OPS .834 .776 .730 .743 .775 .754 .538 .623 .757
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 315/.820 67/.821 102/.768 53/.641 74/.696 67/.633 70/.521 137/.532 .716
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 293/.849 102/.745 98/.688 73/.819 84/.851 67/.878 105/.549 112/.730 .790
Home 301/.785 96/.785 105/.761 50/.847 70/.764 66/.621 99/.581 156/.649
Last 28d days 124/.971 47/.654 41/.852 51/.752 59/.712 38/.747 41/.321 77/.508
HR/SB/CS 19/11/8 3/5/1 8/2/0 4/1/1 2/2/3 6/6/0 0/3/2 5/0/0 115/72/34
Usage ····X··· o·X·X··X Xo··X··X oo··oo·· X·X··X·· ·o·X·o·· ·X·oX·o· ······X·
Twins Batters (3.90 RS/G) vs. RedSox Pitchers (4.19 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
51.Bard
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
41.Butera G/S/vP ··· 2/.000 3/1.167 ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 178/126 .170/.211/.261/.472 .629/.408 .474 38/.437 0/0 2/4
5.Cuddyer G/S/vP 13/.770 5/1.350 4/.500 3/2.334 2/.500 8/.000 1/.000 465/322 .295/.361/.487/.848 1.128/.732 .874 115/.863 8/1 18/6
16.Kubel* G/S/vP 12/.432 5/2.550 2/2.000 1/.000 2/2.500 9/1.000 1/.000 293/190 .312/.362/.491/.852 .844/.857 .761 76/.947 1/0 9/1
7.Mauer* G/S/vP 17/.607 3/.666 1/.000 2/.000 2/1.000 7/.953 2/2.500 234/137 .288/.350/.344/.695 .551/.796 .701 112/.808 0/0 1/3
24.Plouffe G/S/vP ··· 3/1.000 1/3.000 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· 126/93 .198/.286/.378/.664 .800/.614 .695 55/.627 1/1 5/3
18.Repko G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 111/68 .245/.287/.265/.552 .675/.476 .631 10/.400 6/1 0/1
11.Revere* G/S/vP ··· 3/.000 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 3/.000 ··· 290/184 .248/.295/.289/.584 .537/.611 .484 101/.517 19/5 0/6
2.Span* G/S/vP 13/1.059 6/.666 3/.000 2/.000 1/2.000 3/.500 2/1.000 280/206 .271/.336/.353/.689 .734/.673 .725 25/.122 6/1 2/1
25.Thome* G/S/vP 3/1.334 6/.000 2/.500 4/.000 ··· 6/.000 9/1.222 202/154 .244/.351/.465/.817 .896/.793 .805 74/.874 0/0 9/
20.Tolbert# G/S/vP 5/1.000 3/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 1/no AB 1/.000 177/127 .209/.259/.282/.541 .470/.547 .537 26/.745 2/2 0/3
19.Valencia G/S/vP ··· 2/.000 3/.666 1/.000 1/no AB 2/.000 2/.000 450/329 .244/.289/.382/.670 .877/.595 .692 103/.651 2/4 12/16
21.Young G/S/vP 27/.396 ··· 3/1.000 2/1.500 1/3.000 7/.572 2/1.000 318/225 .260/.296/.353/.649 .624/.659 .646 101/.746 1/0 4/5
IP 133.2 76.1 47.2 54.2 31.1 48.2 38.0 TOTAL .250/.307/.361/.668 .693/.657 .675 .687 64/24 74/83
ERA-K/9 3.23/8.8 3.18/5.3 2.45/9.2 2.30/8.7 4.31/7.8 3.14/11.8 4.26/7.6 3.90/7.3

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Butera (32-15-4)
 Mauer (24-11-2)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 548/.232 322/.216 197/.215 209/.174 133/.233 196/.217 156/.245 .243  Kubel
 Cuddyer
 Young
 Repko
 Revere
 Span
 Plouffe
3/0/42/6
0/0/58/4
73/0/0/4
23/4/19/2
8/52/4/2
0/60/0/1
1/0/9/1
OPS .689 .646 .600 .534 .766 .581 .692 .698
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 133/.531 142/.615 84/.730 119/.644 64/.815 94/.509 63/.839 .688
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 415/.741 180/.670 113/.507 90/.382 69/.724 102/.648 93/.595 .705
Road 317/.632 112/.668 79/.526 104/.569 47/.511 92/.560 59/.745
Last 28d days 74/.684 74/.638 48/.664 45/.687 50/.851 40/.250 39/.642
HR/SB/CS 16/8/10 6/5/0 3/5/3 5/7/1 4/2/0 3/4/0 5/1/2 107/102/36
Usage ····X··· ·o·ooo·· X·o·X··· o·XX···· X·o··o·X ooX···oo ··XX·o··

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.