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Game Preview: DET @ BOS, 7:10pm, Tuesday, May 29, 2012 @Fenway Park

Tigers, 23-25, 23-25 3rd, 4 GB, 4 GB in WC

SP: Justin Verlander (29, RHP, 5-2, 2.15)

2012 Gamelogs / 2012 Splits / vs. BOS Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2012 (5-2) 75.1 46 20 18 15 75 4 2.15
2011 (24-5) 251.0 174 73 67 57 250 24 2.40
2010 (18-9) 224.1 190 89 84 71 219 14 3.37
Last 7 GS 4-1 50.0 33 14 12 10 52 4 2.16 67
2012-05-24 @CLE L 8.0 6 2 2 1 7 1 117 68
2012-05-18 PIT W 9.0 1 0 0 2 12 0 109 95
2012-05-13 @OAK W 7.0 2 1 1 1 8 1 104 76
2012-05-08 @SEA W 6.0 7 3 3 2 6 0 113 50
2012-05-02 KCR ND 8.0 6 2 2 1 7 0 123 68
2012-04-27 @NYY ND 6.0 7 5 4 0 4 2 102 44
2012-04-21 TEX W 6.0 4 1 0 3 8 0 115 67
Last 5 v.BOS 2-0 38.2 22 6 6 7 35 2 1.40 72
2012-04-05 BOS ND 8.0 2 0 0 1 7 0 105 84
2011-05-29 BOS W 7.2 4 0 0 2 3 0 132 72
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
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   11-12   Road:   12-13   ExtrInn: 1-1 
 vsRHP:  17-17   vsLHP:   6-8    1-Run:   8-10
 vsEast:  6-4    vsCntrl:11-10   vsWest:  4-10 IL: 2-1 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 48 Mon, May 28  @BOS  L   4-7       23-25  3rd  4.0 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
 Last 10: 5-5    Last 20: 9-11   Last 30:13-17
RedSox, 24-24, 24-24 5th, 4½ GB, 3 GB in WC

SP: Daniel Bard (27, RHP, 4-5, 4.69)

2012 Gamelogs / 2012 Splits / vs. DET Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2012 (4-5) 48.0 46 26 25 29 28 3 4.69
2011 (2-9) 73.0 46 29 27 24 74 5 3.33
2010 (1-2) 74.2 45 18 16 30 76 6 1.93
Last 7 GS 3-4 42.1 38 21 20 27 22 3 4.25 49
2012-05-23 @BAL W 5.1 5 2 2 4 2 1 92 48
2012-05-18 @PHI L 5.0 3 5 5 5 3 1 94 39
2012-05-13 CLE W 6.0 6 1 1 4 2 0 97 54
2012-05-08 @KCR L 7.0 6 5 5 4 1 0 96 42
2012-05-02 OAK L 5.1 8 4 4 2 1 0 101 35
2012-04-27 @CHW W 7.0 6 3 2 1 6 1 96 60
2012-04-16 TBR L 6.2 4 1 1 7 7 0 111 62
Has never faced DET as starter.
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   11-13   Road:   13-11   ExtrInn: 0-3 
 vsRHP:  15-17   vsLHP:   9-7    1-Run:   5-6 
 vsEast:  8-12   vsCntrl:11-7    vsWest:  3-4  IL: 2-1 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 48 Mon, May 28   DET  W   7-4       24-24  5th  4.5 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
 Last 10: 6-4    Last 20:12-8    Last 30:16-14
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Mon, May 28, 2012 BOS  7  DET  4        W:Felix Doubront (5-2), L: Doug Fister (0-3), S: none
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)
Season Series: 2012 - DET over 3-1; 2011 - BOS won 5-1; 2010 - Tied 3-3; All-Time - BOS leads 1019-951

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 (4.92 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 51.Bard
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 79/.726 2/0 5/3
52.Berry* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 29/20 .360/.429/.440/.869 .444/1.089 .869 29/.869 3/0 0/0
26.Boesch* G/S/vP 3/1.666 4/.833 3/1.167 1/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· 2/.000 191/138 .249/.288/.381/.669 .621/.688 .826 92/.750 3/1 5/0
24.Cabrera G/S/vP 5/1.000 6/1.166 8/.393 3/1.667 1/3.000 ··· 2/.000 25/1.002 212/150 .306/.363/.492/.855 .812/.868 .766 112/.780 2/1 9/7
12.Dirks* G/S/vP 1/.000 1/.000 1/.000 2/1.000 1/.000 ··· ··· 2/1.000 140/111 .318/.367/.512/.879 .727/.911 .822 104/.868 1/0 4/0
28.Fielder* G/S/vP ··· 1/3.000 11/1.080 ··· 11/.773 6/.666 5/.733 4/1.750 207/134 .315/.377/.489/.866 .631/1.003 .874 109/.922 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 36/.288 1/0 0/2
9.Laird G/S/vP ··· ··· 5/.200 2/1.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 42/14 .316/.341/.526/.868 .846/.923 1.061 21/.826 0/0 2/0
27.Peralta G/S/vP 5/.400 5/1.850 5/.900 3/.666 ··· ··· 1/.000 19/.897 170/123 .243/.331/.365/.696 .833/.645 .650 88/.733 1/1 3/1
25.Raburn G/S/vP 2/.000 ··· 4/.500 2/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 2/.000 135/87 .146/.209/.211/.420 .367/.451 .501 75/.432 1/1 1/2
39.Santiago# G/S/vP 2/.500 1/no AB 4/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 12/1.492 82/62 .203/.268/.257/.525 .211/.626 .419 37/.627 0/0 0/2
29.Worth G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· 1/2.000 ··· 26/7 .182/.308/.182/.490 .618/.143 .503 18/.533 0/0 0/0
21.Young G/S/vP 2/1.500 2/.500 4/1.250 2/.000 ··· ··· 3/1.000 14/.714 163/111 .252/.301/.377/.678 .739/.646 .706 89/.704 0/1 3/1
IP 48.0 23.2 21.0 29.0 10.1 9.2 15.2 20.0 TOTAL .261/.325/.405/.730 .665/.759 .725 .751 21/5 45/33
ERA-K/9 4.69/5.2 5.32/9.9 2.14/5.6 0.93/7.4 1.74/7.9 1.86/11.1 4.02/7.5 5.40/9.4 4.60/7.2

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

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 214/.261 105/.244 80/.192 111/.194 41/.143 34/.129 73/.290 88/.288 .261  Kelly
 Boesch
 Raburn
 Berry
 Young
 Dirks
8/8/10/2
0/0/43/2
18/0/11/1
0/6/0/0
14/0/0/0
24/1/1/0
OPS .752 .725 .591 .487 .440 .402 .738 .791 .750
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 123/.704 60/.650 37/.744 56/.560 25/.383 21/.443 34/.603 43/.558 .729
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 91/.817 45/.818 43/.471 55/.413 16/.527 13/.322 39/.851 45/1.019 .770
Home 82/.761 62/.776 41/.406 84/.551 29/.252 18/.222 45/.796 35/.977
Last 28d days 128/.811 68/.617 43/.522 52/.380 31/.337 34/.402 36/.817 47/.721
HR/SB/CS 3/6/3 3/2/0 3/1/1 1/1/0 0/2/0 1/0/0 1/0/0 2/1/0 56/31/8
Usage ·····X·· oX···X·o ···o··X· X··X···· ··X··o·X ··o··X·X ·o·o··o· ·o···X·o
RedSox Batters (5.27 RS/G) vs. Tigers Pitchers (4.48 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 35.Verlander
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 13/.462 1/.000 2/1.000 2/.000 8/.000 2/1.500 ··· 1/.000 ··· 208/143 .265/.288/.459/.747 1.008/.631 .697 110/.666 6/3 8/3
23.Byrd G/S/vP 12/.955 ··· ··· 2/.000 10/.583 ··· ··· 4/.750 ··· 144/100 .201/.238/.239/.477 .746/.355 .319 62/.544 0/3 1/3
28.Gonzalez* G/S/vP 13/.829 2/1.000 2/.000 5/.200 4/1.167 1/.000 ··· 9/.222 ··· 213/132 .268/.329/.416/.744 .690/.780 .768 111/.766 0/0 4/1
64.Middlebrooks G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 95/61 .308/.337/.549/.886 .840/.912 .832 95/.886 2/1 5/4
66.Nava# G/S/vP ··· ··· 2/.000 ··· ··· 2/.000 ··· ··· ··· 72/48 .278/.431/.481/.912 .569/1.083 1.098 72/.912 1/0 2/1
34.Ortiz* G/S/vP 24/1.042 1/.000 25/.686 15/.287 8/1.500 1/.000 ··· 4/3.167 ··· 205/132 .309/.385/.564/.949 .908/.972 1.113 107/.777 0/1 10/0
15.Pedroia G/S/vP 13/.000 1/.000 10/1.000 7/1.238 9/1.319 ··· ··· 3/1.000 1/.000 220/154 .295/.350/.450/.800 .711/.837 .817 116/.793 3/2 5/1
26.Podsednik* G/S/vP 35/.446 ··· 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 29/.395 ··· 6/.533 ··· 4/1.250 1/.000 ··· 2/.000 ··· 50/40 .128/.286/.154/.440 .550/.411 .319 20/.273 0/0 0/1
39.Saltalamacchia# G/S/vP 9/.000 1/.000 1/.000 2/.000 2/.000 1/.000 ··· 2/.500 ··· 129/108 .273/.310/.579/.889 .659/.932 .862 73/.969 0/0 9/3
10.Shoppach G/S/vP 20/.800 ··· 4/.500 3/.666 8/.393 ··· ··· ··· ··· 70/36 .288/.382/.525/.908 .851/.962 1.256 33/1.030 1/0 2/1
12.Sweeney* G/S/vP 13/.462 1/.000 3/.666 5/.000 3/.666 1/2.000 ··· 3/2.334 1/2.000 134/116 .325/.353/.460/.814 .294/.893 .775 60/.656 0/0 0/1
20.Youkilis G/S/vP 23/.783 ··· 10/.200 7/.971 4/.250 1/.000 ··· 5/.200 ··· 95/71 .238/.316/.369/.685 1.125/.555 .725 23/.841 0/0 3/2
IP 75.1 22.0 20.0 20.0 15.2 3.0 48.2 19.1 7.1 TOTAL .272/.331/.455/.786 .786/.786 .807 .773 15/11 60/21
ERA-K/9 2.15/9.0 2.45/7.8 2.70/13.5 4.50/7.7 2.87/12.6 3.00/9.0 3.14/8.5 4.66/7.9 0.00/11.1 4.12/8.5

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

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 286/.172 82/.208 88/.257 84/.297 61/.175 11/.182 202/.247 89/.257 29/.160 .261  Byrd
 Sweeney
 Nava
 Podsednik
 Gonzalez
0/42/2/1
0/8/30/1
18/0/0/1
0/5/0/0
0/0/7/0
OPS .479 .494 .683 .760 .510 .455 .726 .796 .481 .736
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 170/.491 38/.438 40/.639 44/.645 16/.683 7/.286 62/.748 48/1.079 6/1.500 .768
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 116/.463 44/.543 48/.721 40/.895 45/.451 4/.750 140/.715 41/.475 23/.310 .707
Road 143/.602 27/.724 39/.665 41/.841 32/.460 11/.455 112/.617 50/.809 11/.864
Last 28d days 141/.468 40/.679 41/.495 44/.789 30/.660 11/.455 112/.771 43/.694 22/.432
HR/SB/CS 4/6/2 1/2/1 0/1/0 1/1/1 1/2/1 0/0/0 7/1/3 2/7/0 0/1/0 49/40/15
Usage ····X··· ·o····X· ··XX···· ···X·X·· ··X····· X······· ···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.