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Game Preview: DET @ BOS, 7:10pm, Wednesday, May 30, 2012 @Fenway Park

Tigers, 23-26, 23-26 3rd, 4½ GB, 4½ GB in WC

SP: Drew Smyly (23, LHP, 2-1, 3.14)

2012 Gamelogs / 2012 Splits / vs. BOS Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2012 (2-1) 48.2 45 19 17 15 46 7 3.14
Last 7 GS 2-1 38.2 34 17 16 11 38 6 3.72 54
2012-05-25 @MIN W 5.0 6 4 3 2 2 0 93 41
2012-05-19 PIT L 4.2 7 4 4 2 6 2 92 38
2012-05-14 @CHW ND 5.0 5 4 4 1 4 2 69 44
2012-05-09 @SEA ND 6.0 2 1 1 2 5 0 93 67
2012-05-04 CHW ND 6.0 7 2 2 0 7 0 99 57
2012-04-28 @NYY W 6.0 2 1 1 2 7 1 93 69
2012-04-22 TEX ND 6.0 5 1 1 2 7 1 100 63
Has never faced BOS as starter.
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   11-12   Road:   12-14   ExtrInn: 1-1 
 vsRHP:  17-18   vsLHP:   6-8    1-Run:   8-10
 vsEast:  6-5    vsCntrl:11-10   vsWest:  4-10 IL: 2-1 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 49 Tue, May 29  @BOS  L   3-6       23-26  3rd  4.5 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
 Last 10: 4-6    Last 20: 8-12   Last 30:13-17
RedSox, 25-24, 25-24 5th, 3½ GB, 2½ GB in WC

SP: Jon Lester (28, LHP, 3-4, 4.72)

2012 Gamelogs / 2012 Splits / vs. DET Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2012 (3-4) 61.0 61 35 32 22 41 7 4.72
2011 (15-9) 191.2 166 77 74 75 182 20 3.47
2010 (19-9) 208.0 167 81 75 83 225 14 3.25
Last 7 GS 3-2 44.0 44 24 21 13 29 6 4.30 50
2012-05-25 TBR L 4.0 6 7 7 3 4 3 81 23
2012-05-19 @PHI W 6.0 8 4 4 1 3 1 90 42
2012-05-14 SEA W 9.0 8 1 1 0 6 0 119 73
2012-05-09 @KCR L 5.0 6 4 1 1 3 0 108 47
2012-05-04 BAL ND 6.0 5 3 3 3 2 1 99 49
2012-04-28 @CHW W 7.0 5 0 0 1 7 0 122 73
2012-04-23 @MIN ND 7.0 6 5 5 4 4 1 112 45
Last 5 v.DET 0-2 25.1 26 13 13 13 21 3 4.62 50
2012-04-05 @DET ND 7.0 6 1 1 3 4 0 107 62
2010-07-30 DET L 6.0 11 4 4 2 7 2 115 39
2010-05-15 @DET ND 7.0 4 4 4 4 10 0 117 59
2008-04-09 DET L 5.1 5 4 4 4 0 1 97 38
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   12-13   Road:   13-11   ExtrInn: 0-3 
 vsRHP:  16-17   vsLHP:   9-7    1-Run:   5-6 
 vsEast:  8-12   vsCntrl:12-7    vsWest:  3-4  IL: 2-1 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 49 Tue, May 29   DET  W   6-3       25-24  5th  3.5 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
 Last 10: 7-3    Last 20:13-7    Last 30:16-14
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Tue, May 29, 2012 BOS  6  DET  3        W:Daniel Bard (5-5), L: Justin Verlander (5-3), S: Alfredo Aceves (12)
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
Season Series: 2012 - DET over 3-2; 2011 - BOS won 5-1; 2010 - Tied 3-3; All-Time - BOS leads 1020-951

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 (4.35 RS/G) vs. RedSox Pitchers (4.88 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
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 3/1.000 3/.666 3/1.334 2/.000 1/no AB ··· 1/.000 3/1.000 153/112 .239/.322/.418/.740 .671/.765 .561 79/.699 2/0 5/3
52.Berry* G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 34/24 .310/.394/.379/.773 .400/.952 .773 34/.773 3/0 0/0
26.Boesch* G/S/vP 10/.600 4/.833 3/1.167 1/.000 2/.000 ··· ··· 3/.000 195/141 .243/.282/.373/.655 .609/.672 .790 92/.692 3/1 5/0
24.Cabrera G/S/vP 15/1.055 7/1.000 8/.393 3/1.667 1/3.000 1/3.000 2/.000 25/1.002 217/154 .303/.359/.490/.849 .852/.845 .759 113/.788 2/1 9/7
12.Dirks* G/S/vP ··· 2/.500 1/.000 2/1.000 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 2/1.000 145/115 .323/.375/.511/.886 .700/.928 .838 108/.887 1/0 4/0
28.Fielder* G/S/vP 7/.762 2/1.500 11/1.080 ··· 11/.773 7/.858 5/.733 4/1.750 212/138 .317/.377/.503/.880 .650/1.012 .900 110/.981 1/0 8/6
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 11/.455 ··· 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 24/1.142 5/1.850 5/.900 4/1.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 20/.850 174/127 .250/.335/.388/.723 .833/.684 .705 88/.825 1/1 4/2
25.Raburn G/S/vP 6/.666 ··· 4/.500 2/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 2/.000 135/87 .146/.209/.211/.420 .367/.451 .501 71/.457 1/1 1/2
39.Santiago# G/S/vP 3/.000 1/no AB 4/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 13/1.371 86/66 .197/.279/.250/.529 .211/.626 .434 40/.644 0/0 0/2
29.Worth G/S/vP 3/1.167 ··· 1/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· 1/2.000 ··· 26/7 .182/.308/.182/.490 .618/.143 .503 16/.527 0/0 0/0
21.Young G/S/vP 33/.487 2/.500 4/1.250 2/.000 ··· ··· 3/1.000 15/.666 167/115 .252/.299/.374/.674 .739/.641 .697 93/.695 0/1 3/1
IP 61.0 24.2 21.0 29.1 10.2 10.1 15.2 21.1 TOTAL .261/.326/.407/.732 .669/.760 .730 .761 21/5 47/34
ERA-K/9 4.72/6.0 5.11/9.8 2.14/5.6 0.92/7.4 1.69/7.6 2.61/11.4 4.02/7.5 5.06/8.9 4.57/7.2

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

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 259/.262 109/.237 80/.192 113/.200 43/.139 38/.171 73/.290 93/.282 .261  Kelly
 Boesch
 Berry
 Raburn
 Young
 Dirks
8/8/10/2
0/0/44/2
0/7/0/1
18/0/11/1
14/0/0/0
25/1/1/0
OPS .746 .710 .591 .496 .446 .496 .738 .780 .751
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 74/.616 63/.638 37/.744 57/.550 27/.396 24/.471 34/.603 46/.588 .730
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 185/.798 46/.799 43/.471 56/.442 16/.527 14/.536 39/.851 47/.973 .773
Home 97/.910 66/.746 41/.406 86/.562 31/.270 22/.409 45/.796 40/.929
Last 28d days 131/.789 72/.599 41/.549 54/.404 33/.350 38/.496 36/.817 52/.710
HR/SB/CS 7/1/0 3/2/0 3/1/1 1/1/0 0/2/0 1/0/0 1/0/0 2/1/0 58/31/8
Usage ····X··· XoX···X· ····o··X oX··X··· o··X··o· o··o··X· ··o·o··o o·o···X·
RedSox Batters (5.29 RS/G) vs. Tigers Pitchers (4.51 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 33.Smyly*
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
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 2/1.000 2/.000 8/.000 2/1.500 1/.000 1/.000 212/147 .265/.287/.455/.742 1.008/.627 .690 109/.673 6/3 8/3
23.Byrd G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 2/.000 10/.583 ··· 4/.750 ··· 144/100 .201/.238/.239/.477 .746/.355 .319 58/.578 0/3 1/3
28.Gonzalez* G/S/vP ··· 3/.666 2/.000 5/.200 4/1.167 1/.000 9/.222 ··· 217/135 .268/.327/.412/.740 .682/.777 .758 110/.778 0/0 4/1
64.Middlebrooks G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 95/61 .308/.337/.549/.886 .840/.912 .832 91/.853 2/1 5/4
66.Nava# G/S/vP ··· ··· 2/.000 ··· ··· 2/.000 ··· 1/.000 77/53 .276/.429/.483/.911 .569/1.066 1.076 77/.911 1/0 2/1
34.Ortiz* G/S/vP ··· 2/2.500 25/.686 15/.287 8/1.500 1/.000 4/3.167 ··· 209/135 .319/.392/.595/.987 .966/.997 1.181 107/.830 0/1 11/0
15.Pedroia G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 10/1.000 7/1.238 9/1.319 ··· 3/1.000 1/.000 220/154 .295/.350/.450/.800 .711/.837 .817 111/.789 3/2 5/1
26.Podsednik* G/S/vP ··· ··· 7/1.429 4/1.417 5/.200 ··· 6/.167 1/.000 17/17 .467/.467/.733/1.200 /1.200 1.000 17/1.200 1/0 1/0
5.Punto# G/S/vP ··· ··· 6/.533 ··· 4/1.250 1/.000 2/.000 1/.000 54/44 .140/.283/.163/.446 .550/.422 .350 24/.317 0/0 0/1
39.Saltalamacchia# G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 1/.000 2/.000 2/.000 1/.000 2/.500 ··· 132/111 .274/.311/.573/.883 .659/.924 .854 72/.984 0/0 9/3
10.Shoppach G/S/vP ··· ··· 4/.500 3/.666 8/.393 ··· ··· 1/no AB 71/37 .288/.391/.525/.917 .851/.978 1.272 34/1.049 1/0 2/1
12.Sweeney* G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 3/.666 5/.000 3/.666 1/2.000 3/2.334 1/2.000 138/120 .315/.343/.446/.789 .294/.862 .735 60/.582 0/0 0/1
20.Youkilis G/S/vP ··· ··· 10/.200 7/.971 4/.250 1/.000 5/.200 1/.000 99/75 .239/.313/.364/.677 1.125/.552 .704 27/.787 0/0 3/2
IP 48.2 22.1 20.0 20.0 15.2 3.0 19.1 9.0 TOTAL .273/.331/.456/.788 .793/.786 .810 .781 15/11 61/21
ERA-K/9 3.14/8.5 2.82/7.7 2.70/13.5 4.50/7.7 2.87/12.6 3.00/9.0 4.66/7.9 0.00/14.0 4.17/8.6

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

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 202/.247 84/.215 88/.257 84/.297 61/.175 11/.182 89/.257 35/.133 .263  Byrd
 Sweeney
 Nava
 Podsednik
 Gonzalez
0/42/2/1
0/8/31/1
19/0/0/1
0/6/0/0
0/0/7/0
OPS .726 .545 .683 .760 .510 .455 .796 .429 .739
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 62/.748 40/.547 40/.639 44/.645 16/.683 7/.286 48/1.079 9/.833 .774
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 140/.715 44/.543 48/.721 40/.895 45/.451 4/.750 41/.475 26/.317 .705
Road 112/.617 29/.860 39/.665 41/.841 32/.460 11/.455 50/.809 17/.602
Last 28d days 112/.771 42/.777 36/.419 44/.789 30/.660 11/.455 43/.694 28/.379
HR/SB/CS 7/1/3 2/2/1 0/1/0 1/1/1 1/2/1 0/0/0 2/7/0 0/1/0 50/40/15
Usage ····X··· o·o····X ···XX··· ····X·X· ···X···· ·X······ ··ooX··· X·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.