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Game Preview: DET @ BOS, 1:35pm, Monday, May 28, 2012 @Fenway Park

Tigers, 23-24, 23-24 3rd, 3 GB, 3 GB in WC

SP: Doug Fister (28, RHP, 0-2, 1.84)

2012 Gamelogs / 2012 Splits / vs. BOS Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2012 (0-2) 29.1 26 7 6 7 22 3 1.84
2011 (11-13) 216.1 193 76 68 37 146 11 2.83
2010 (6-14) 171.0 187 85 78 32 93 13 4.11
Last 7 GS 2-2 45.1 32 8 7 7 36 4 1.39 65
2012-05-23 @CLE ND 6.2 5 2 2 2 3 1 111 57
2012-05-17 MIN L 6.0 9 4 3 2 5 2 109 43
2012-05-12 @OAK L 6.0 5 1 1 2 8 0 105 64
2012-05-07 @SEA ND 7.0 4 0 0 0 3 0 73 72
2012-04-07 BOS ND 3.2 3 0 0 1 3 0 51 57
2011-09-26 CLE W 8.0 3 0 0 0 9 0 109 85
2011-09-16 @OAK W 8.0 3 1 1 0 5 1 91 77
Last 5 v.BOS 1-2 28.0 27 12 9 9 19 1 2.89 52
2012-04-07 BOS ND 3.2 3 0 0 1 3 0 51 57
2011-04-30 @BOS W 5.2 5 0 0 5 4 0 108 58
2010-09-13 BOS L 7.1 6 5 5 1 3 1 105 48
2010-08-23 @BOS L 6.1 6 5 2 1 6 0 105 52
2010-07-25 BOS ND 5.0 7 2 2 1 3 0 92 47
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   11-12   Road:   12-12   ExtrInn: 1-1 
 vsRHP:  17-17   vsLHP:   6-7    1-Run:   8-10
 vsEast:  6-3    vsCntrl:11-10   vsWest:  4-10 IL: 2-1 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 47 Sun, May 27  @MIN  W   4-3       23-24  3rd  3.0 gb
 46 Sat, May 26  @MIN  W   6-3       22-24  3rd  4.0 gb
 45 Fri, May 25  @MIN  W  10-6       21-24  3rd  5.0 gb
 44 Thu, May 24  @CLE  L   1-2       20-24  3rd  6.0 gb
 43 Wed, May 23  @CLE  L   2-4       20-23  3rd  5.0 gb
 42 Tue, May 22  @CLE  L   3-5       20-22  3rd  4.0 gb
 41 Sun, May 20   PIT  W   4-3       20-21  3rd  3.0 gb
 40 Sat, May 19   PIT  L   3-4       19-21  3rd  4.0 gb
 39 Fri, May 18   PIT  W   6-0       19-20  2nd  3.0 gb
 38 Thu, May 17   MIN  L   3-4       18-20  2nd  4.0 gb
 Last 10: 5-5    Last 20: 9-11   Last 30:13-17
RedSox, 23-24, 23-24 5th, 5½ GB, 3 GB in WC

SP: Felix Doubront (24, LHP, 4-2, 3.96)

2012 Gamelogs / 2012 Splits / vs. DET Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2012 (4-2) 50.0 48 25 22 23 53 4 3.96
2011 (0-0) 10.1 12 7 7 8 6 1 6.10
2010 (2-2) 25.0 27 16 12 10 23 3 4.32
Last 7 GS 4-2 40.0 35 19 16 19 40 3 3.60 53
2012-05-22 @BAL L 6.0 4 2 2 2 9 1 108 63
2012-05-17 @TBR W 5.2 6 2 1 4 7 0 97 54
2012-05-12 CLE W 6.0 3 1 1 2 5 0 109 65
2012-05-07 @KCR W 6.1 7 5 3 3 2 0 111 42
2012-05-01 OAK L 4.0 6 5 5 2 8 0 94 36
2012-04-26 @CHW W 6.0 5 3 3 3 2 1 110 49
2012-04-21 NYY ND 6.0 4 1 1 3 7 1 99 64
Has never faced DET as starter.
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   10-13   Road:   13-11   ExtrInn: 0-3 
 vsRHP:  14-17   vsLHP:   9-7    1-Run:   5-6 
 vsEast:  8-12   vsCntrl:10-7    vsWest:  3-4  IL: 2-1 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 47 Sun, May 27   TBR  L   3-4       23-24  5th  5.5 gb
 46 Sat, May 26   TBR  W   3-2       23-23  5th  5.5 gb
 45 Fri, May 25   TBR  L   4-7       22-23  5th  6.5 gb
 44 Wed, May 23  @BAL  W   6-5       22-22  5th  5.5 gb
 43 Tue, May 22  @BAL  L   1-4       21-22  5th  6.5 gb
 42 Mon, May 21  @BAL  W   8-6       21-21  4th  5.5 gb
 41 Sun, May 20  @PHI  W   5-1       20-21  5th  6.5 gb
 40 Sat, May 19  @PHI  W   7-5       19-21  5th  7.5 gb
 39 Fri, May 18  @PHI  L   4-6       18-21  5th  7.5 gb
 38 Thu, May 17  @TBR  W   5-3       18-20  5th  6.5 gb
 Last 10: 6-4    Last 20:12-8    Last 30:16-14
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Sun, Apr 08, 2012 DET 13  BOS 12 (11)   W:Duane Below (2-0), L: Mark Melancon (0-2), S: none
Sat, Apr 07, 2012 DET 10  BOS  0        W:Duane Below (1-0), L: Josh Beckett (0-1), S: none
Thu, Apr 05, 2012 DET  3  BOS  2        W:Jose Valverde (1-0), L: Mark Melancon (0-1), S: none

Sun, May 29, 2011 DET  3  BOS  0        W:Justin Verlander (5-3), L: Josh Beckett (4-2), S: Jose Valverde (12)
Sun, May 29, 2011 BOS  4 @DET  3        W:Matt Albers (1-2), L: Jose Valverde (2-2), S: Jonathan Papelbon (10)
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
Season Series: 2012 - DET over 3-0; 2011 - BOS won 5-1; 2010 - Tied 3-3; All-Time - BOS leads 1018-951

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 2012 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
Tigers Batters (4.38 RS/G) vs. RedSox Pitchers (4.94 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 61.Doubront*
G/S/vB
91.Aceves
G/S/vB
32.Albers
G/S/vB
48.Atchison
G/S/vB
53.Hill*
G/S/vB
30.Miller*
G/S/vB
46.Morales*
G/S/vB
44.Padilla
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
13.Avila* G/S/vP ··· 3/.666 3/1.334 2/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 2/.000 149/109 .237/.318/.412/.730 .653/.757 .529 83/.732 2/0 5/3
52.Berry* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 25/19 .381/.458/.476/.935 .333/1.156 .935 25/.935 3/0 0/0
26.Boesch* G/S/vP ··· 4/.833 3/1.167 1/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· 2/.000 191/138 .249/.288/.381/.669 .621/.688 .826 97/.731 3/1 5/0
24.Cabrera G/S/vP ··· 5/1.400 8/.393 3/1.667 1/3.000 ··· 2/.000 25/1.002 208/149 .312/.370/.503/.873 .857/.874 .795 113/.819 2/1 9/7
12.Dirks* G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 1/2.000 1/.000 ··· ··· 2/1.000 136/109 .328/.378/.528/.906 .788/.928 .868 103/.929 1/0 4/0
28.Fielder* G/S/vP ··· ··· 11/1.080 ··· 11/.773 6/.666 5/.733 4/1.750 203/133 .317/.379/.489/.868 .659/.986 .879 110/.898 1/0 7/6
32.Kelly* G/S/vP ··· 3/1.000 2/1.000 2/1.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 69/63 .164/.261/.164/.425 .533/.415 .246 40/.311 1/0 0/2
9.Laird G/S/vP ··· ··· 5/.200 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 39/13 .286/.316/.429/.744 .704/.833 .918 18/.548 0/0 1/0
27.Peralta G/S/vP ··· 4/.833 5/.900 2/1.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 19/.897 166/121 .241/.327/.345/.672 .839/.610 .599 88/.717 1/1 2/1
25.Raburn G/S/vP ··· ··· 4/.500 1/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 2/.000 131/86 .151/.215/.218/.434 .392/.456 .530 71/.457 1/1 1/2
39.Santiago# G/S/vP ··· 1/no AB 4/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 12/1.492 82/62 .203/.268/.257/.525 .211/.626 .419 41/.647 0/0 0/2
29.Worth G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 1/2.000 ··· 23/6 .158/.304/.158/.462 .567/.167 .466 15/.500 0/0 0/0
21.Young G/S/vP ··· 1/no AB 4/1.250 1/.000 ··· ··· 3/1.000 14/.714 159/109 .252/.302/.361/.662 .668/.659 .677 85/.677 0/1 2/1
IP 50.0 22.2 21.0 27.0 10.1 9.2 15.2 20.0 TOTAL .262/.327/.403/.729 .663/.758 .724 .758 21/5 42/33
ERA-K/9 3.96/9.5 4.76/9.5 2.14/5.6 1.00/6.7 1.74/7.9 1.86/11.1 4.02/7.5 5.40/9.4 4.62/7.1

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Avila (29-12-4)
 Laird (11-3-1)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 221/.247 100/.235 80/.192 104/.198 41/.143 34/.129 73/.290 88/.288 .262  Kelly
 Boesch
 Raburn
 Berry
 Young
 Dirks
8/8/10/2
0/0/43/2
18/0/10/1
0/5/0/0
14/0/0/0
23/1/1/0
OPS .708 .675 .591 .501 .440 .402 .738 .791 .750
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 79/.733 58/.616 37/.744 54/.582 25/.383 21/.443 34/.603 43/.558 .733
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 142/.694 42/.750 43/.471 50/.414 16/.527 13/.322 39/.851 45/1.019 .766
Home 90/.760 57/.687 41/.406 77/.577 29/.252 18/.222 45/.796 35/.977
Last 28d days 124/.640 63/.529 48/.508 53/.412 37/.368 34/.402 36/.817 47/.721
HR/SB/CS 4/6/0 2/2/0 3/1/1 1/1/0 0/2/0 1/0/0 1/0/0 2/1/0 53/31/8
Usage ·····X·· X···X·oo ··o··X·· ··X····· ·X··o·X· ·o··X·X· o·o··o·· o···X·oo
RedSox Batters (5.23 RS/G) vs. Tigers Pitchers (4.43 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 58.Fister
G/S/vB
64.Below*
G/S/vB
53.Benoit
G/S/vB
40.Coke*
G/S/vB
20.Dotel
G/S/vB
49.Marte
G/S/vB
33.Smyly*
G/S/vB
46.Valverde
G/S/vB
60.Villarreal
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
3.Aviles G/S/vP 1/.000 1/.000 2/1.000 2/.000 8/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 204/139 .260/.284/.453/.737 1.008/.612 .674 111/.632 6/3 8/3
23.Byrd G/S/vP 3/.000 ··· ··· 2/.000 10/.583 ··· ··· 4/.750 ··· 144/100 .201/.238/.239/.477 .746/.355 .319 66/.541 0/3 1/3
28.Gonzalez* G/S/vP 5/.800 2/1.000 2/.000 5/.200 4/1.167 ··· ··· 9/.222 ··· 209/128 .269/.330/.419/.749 .690/.789 .779 111/.760 0/0 4/1
67.Lin G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 5/3 .200/.200/.200/.400 1.000/.000 5/.400 0/0 0/0
64.Middlebrooks G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 91/57 .307/.330/.557/.886 .840/.915 .829 91/.886 2/1 5/4
66.Nava# G/S/vP 6/1.100 ··· 2/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 67/43 .286/.448/.490/.938 .569/1.148 1.181 67/.938 1/0 2/1
34.Ortiz* G/S/vP 14/.594 1/.000 25/.686 15/.287 8/1.500 ··· ··· 4/3.167 ··· 201/128 .305/.383/.559/.942 .908/.962 1.107 107/.726 0/1 10/0
15.Pedroia G/S/vP 5/.200 1/.000 10/1.000 7/1.238 9/1.319 ··· ··· 3/1.000 1/.000 217/151 .294/.350/.452/.802 .711/.840 .822 118/.779 3/2 5/1
26.Podsednik* G/S/vP 6/.000 ··· 7/1.429 4/1.417 5/.200 ··· ··· 6/.167 ··· 13/13 .455/.455/.727/1.182 /1.182 .857 13/1.182 1/0 1/0
5.Punto# G/S/vP 3/.000 ··· 6/.533 ··· 4/1.250 ··· ··· 2/.000 ··· 49/39 .132/.292/.158/.450 .550/.423 .333 23/.381 0/0 0/1
39.Saltalamacchia# G/S/vP 3/2.000 1/.000 1/.000 2/.000 2/.000 ··· ··· 2/.500 ··· 125/104 .265/.304/.556/.860 .659/.899 .806 73/.896 0/0 8/3
10.Shoppach G/S/vP 5/.200 ··· 4/.500 3/.666 8/.393 ··· ··· ··· ··· 70/36 .288/.382/.525/.908 .851/.962 1.256 33/1.030 1/0 2/1
20.Youkilis G/S/vP 8/.804 ··· 10/.200 7/.971 4/.250 ··· ··· 5/.200 ··· 91/67 .250/.330/.388/.717 1.125/.590 .806 19/1.036 0/0 3/2
IP 29.1 22.0 20.0 20.0 15.2 48.2 19.1 7.1 TOTAL .270/.330/.453/.783 .786/.782 .802 .759 15/11 59/21
ERA-K/9 1.84/6.8 2.45/7.8 2.70/13.5 4.50/7.7 2.87/12.6 /0.0 3.14/8.5 4.66/7.9 0.00/11.1 4.05/8.6

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Saltalamacchia (21-4-2)
 Shoppach (10-4-4)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 120/.230 82/.208 88/.257 84/.297 61/.175 / 202/.247 89/.257 29/.160 .259  Byrd
 Nava
 Gonzalez
 Podsednik
 Lin
0/41/2/1
17/0/0/1
0/0/6/0
0/5/0/0
0/1/5/0
OPS .638 .494 .683 .760 .510 .726 .796 .481 .732
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 78/.616 38/.438 40/.639 44/.645 16/.683 / 62/.748 48/1.079 6/1.500 .759
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 42/.678 44/.543 48/.721 40/.895 45/.451 / 140/.715 41/.475 23/.310 .707
Road 77/.508 27/.724 39/.665 41/.841 32/.460 / 112/.617 50/.809 11/.864
Last 28d days 106/.644 40/.679 41/.495 48/.786 30/.660 / 112/.771 43/.694 22/.432
HR/SB/CS 3/0/1 1/2/1 0/1/0 1/1/1 1/2/1 // 7/1/3 2/7/0 0/1/0 48/40/15
Usage ····X··· o····X·· ·XX····X ··X·X··o ·X·····o ··X····· ooX····· 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.