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Game Preview: DET @ BOS, 7:10pm, Thursday, May 31, 2012 @Fenway Park

Tigers, 23-27, 23-27 3rd, 5½ GB, 5½ GB in WC

SP: Max Scherzer (27, RHP, 4-3, 5.67)

2012 Gamelogs / 2012 Splits / vs. BOS Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2012 (4-3) 54.0 64 35 34 19 72 10 5.67
2011 (15-9) 195.0 207 101 96 56 174 29 4.43
2010 (12-11) 195.2 174 84 76 70 184 20 3.50
Last 7 GS 3-2 39.1 44 22 21 15 55 8 4.81 51
2012-05-26 @MIN W 5.1 6 3 3 0 9 2 80 53
2012-05-20 PIT W 7.0 4 2 2 1 15 2 115 75
2012-05-15 @CHW ND 4.0 8 6 5 3 3 1 99 24
2012-05-10 @OAK W 6.1 5 2 2 2 9 1 106 62
2012-05-05 CHW ND 7.0 4 1 1 0 9 1 97 74
2012-04-29 @NYY L 4.2 7 3 3 7 4 1 119 35
2012-04-24 SEA L 5.0 10 5 5 2 6 0 103 31
Last 5 v.BOS 0-2 16.0 30 21 21 7 8 4 11.81 28
2012-04-08 BOS ND 2.2 8 7 7 2 3 0 80 15
2011-05-26 BOS L 2.0 7 7 7 2 1 1 61 13
2010-07-31 @BOS ND 6.1 9 1 1 1 3 0 116 53
2010-05-14 BOS L 5.0 6 6 6 2 1 3 109 30
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   11-12   Road:   12-15   ExtrInn: 1-1 
 vsRHP:  17-18   vsLHP:   6-9    1-Run:   8-10
 vsEast:  6-6    vsCntrl:11-10   vsWest:  4-10 IL: 2-1 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 50 Wed, May 30  @BOS  L   4-6       23-27  3rd  5.5 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
 Last 10: 4-6    Last 20: 8-12   Last 30:13-17
RedSox, 26-24, 26-24 5th, 2½ GB, 2½ GB in WC

SP: Josh Beckett (32, RHP, 4-4, 4.15)

2012 Gamelogs / 2012 Splits / vs. DET Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2012 (4-4) 56.1 52 26 26 15 45 9 4.15
2011 (13-7) 193.0 146 65 62 52 175 21 2.89
2010 (6-6) 127.2 151 89 82 45 116 20 5.78
Last 7 GS 3-3 43.2 40 18 18 13 41 4 3.71 56
2012-05-26 TBR ND 7.0 4 2 2 0 5 0 91 66
2012-05-20 @PHI W 7.2 7 1 1 2 5 0 103 64
2012-05-15 SEA W 7.0 4 0 0 2 9 0 93 76
2012-05-10 CLE L 2.1 7 7 7 2 2 2 56 15
2012-04-29 @CHW L 6.2 6 3 3 3 8 1 126 55
2012-04-24 @MIN W 6.0 5 2 2 3 5 0 100 56
2012-04-18 TEX L 7.0 7 3 3 1 7 1 110 57
Last 5 v.DET 2-2 31.1 22 15 12 11 26 7 3.45 56
2012-04-07 @DET L 4.2 7 7 7 1 3 5 83 24
2011-05-29 @DET L 6.0 5 2 2 5 5 0 107 54
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
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   13-13   Road:   13-11   ExtrInn: 0-3 
 vsRHP:  16-17   vsLHP:  10-7    1-Run:   5-6 
 vsEast:  8-12   vsCntrl:13-7    vsWest:  3-4  IL: 2-1 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 50 Wed, May 30   DET  W   6-4       26-24  5th  2.5 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
 Last 10: 7-3    Last 20:14-6    Last 30:16-14
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Wed, May 30, 2012 BOS  6  DET  4        W:Matt Albers (1-0), L: Octavio Dotel (1-2), S: Alfredo Aceves (13)
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
Season Series: 2012 - tied 3-3; 2011 - BOS won 5-1; 2010 - Tied 3-3; All-Time - BOS leads 1021-951

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 (4.34 RS/G) vs. RedSox Pitchers (4.86 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
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 9/1.194 3/.666 3/1.334 2/.000 1/no AB 1/no AB 1/.000 3/1.000 157/112 .248/.333/.423/.757 .736/.765 .604 83/.732 2/0 5/3
52.Berry* G/S/vP ··· 2/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 39/25 .294/.368/.412/.780 .571/.908 .780 39/.780 3/0 0/0
26.Boesch* G/S/vP 9/.333 4/.833 3/1.167 1/.000 2/.000 1/.000 ··· 3/.000 199/141 .243/.281/.370/.652 .601/.672 .778 96/.683 3/1 5/0
24.Cabrera G/S/vP 15/.910 8/.875 9/.708 3/1.667 1/3.000 1/3.000 2/.000 25/1.002 222/156 .315/.369/.512/.882 .945/.854 .821 118/.850 2/1 9/7
12.Dirks* G/S/vP 8/.393 2/.500 2/1.000 2/1.000 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 2/1.000 146/116 .328/.379/.515/.894 .700/.937 .852 109/.898 1/0 4/0
28.Fielder* G/S/vP 6/2.500 2/1.500 12/1.125 ··· 11/.773 7/.858 5/.733 4/1.750 216/139 .318/.380/.500/.880 .651/1.016 .898 114/.977 1/0 8/6
32.Kelly* G/S/vP 3/.000 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 7/.453 ··· 5/.200 2/1.000 ··· 2/.000 ··· ··· 46/14 .310/.333/.524/.857 .833/.923 1.025 25/.813 0/0 2/0
27.Peralta G/S/vP 20/.644 5/1.850 5/.900 4/1.000 ··· 1/.000 1/.000 20/.850 178/127 .244/.328/.378/.706 .762/.684 .673 92/.785 1/1 4/2
39.Santiago# G/S/vP 6/.334 2/.500 4/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 13/1.371 87/67 .195/.276/.247/.523 .211/.616 .425 41/.627 0/0 0/2
18.Santos G/S/vP 3/.666 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· / /// / / / /
29.Worth G/S/vP 3/.333 ··· 1/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· 1/2.000 ··· 29/7 .208/.310/.208/.519 .641/.143 .540 19/.566 0/0 0/0
21.Young G/S/vP 18/.918 2/.500 5/1.000 2/.000 ··· ··· 3/1.000 15/.666 171/116 .245/.292/.365/.657 .699/.635 .666 97/.665 0/1 3/1
IP 56.1 25.2 21.1 29.1 10.2 11.1 15.2 21.1 TOTAL .262/.326/.409/.735 .679/.761 .735 .765 21/5 47/34
ERA-K/9 4.15/7.2 4.91/9.8 2.11/5.5 0.92/7.4 1.69/7.6 2.38/11.9 4.02/7.5 5.06/8.9 4.56/7.2

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

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 235/.241 112/.229 84/.211 113/.200 43/.139 42/.158 73/.290 93/.282 .263  Kelly
 Boesch
 Berry
 Young
 Dirks
8/8/10/2
0/0/45/2
0/8/0/1
15/0/0/0
25/1/1/0
OPS .708 .689 .641 .496 .446 .477 .738 .780 .754
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 144/.749 65/.616 39/.796 57/.550 27/.396 26/.484 34/.603 46/.588 .733
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 91/.643 47/.781 45/.518 56/.442 16/.527 16/.464 39/.851 47/.973 .774
Home 127/.613 69/.709 45/.513 86/.562 31/.270 26/.392 45/.796 40/.929
Last 28d days 99/.661 75/.573 45/.648 54/.404 33/.350 42/.477 36/.817 52/.710
HR/SB/CS 9/6/0 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··· oXoX···X o····o·· ·oX··X·· ·o··X··o oo··o··X ···o·o·· ·o·o···X
RedSox Batters (5.30 RS/G) vs. Tigers Pitchers (4.54 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 37.Scherzer
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 7/1.000 1/.000 2/1.000 2/.000 9/.222 2/1.500 3/.000 1/.000 1/.000 216/148 .265/.286/.451/.737 .961/.636 .682 113/.666 6/3 8/3
23.Byrd G/S/vP 3/1.667 ··· 1/.000 2/.000 10/.583 ··· 3/1.334 4/.750 ··· 148/101 .210/.245/.246/.491 .784/.351 .360 62/.606 0/3 1/3
28.Gonzalez* G/S/vP 13/.490 3/.666 2/.000 6/.733 4/1.167 1/.000 3/1.000 9/.222 ··· 221/135 .273/.330/.424/.755 .721/.777 .785 114/.805 0/0 4/1
64.Middlebrooks G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/2.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 3/1.666 ··· ··· 99/62 .316/.343/.579/.922 .908/.930 .899 95/.892 2/1 6/4
66.Nava# G/S/vP ··· ··· 2/.000 ··· 1/no AB 2/.000 3/1.000 ··· 1/.000 81/54 .279/.432/.492/.924 .630/1.075 1.083 81/.924 1/0 2/1
34.Ortiz* G/S/vP 9/2.403 2/2.500 25/.686 16/.268 8/1.500 1/.000 3/2.334 4/3.167 ··· 213/135 .323/.394/.608/1.003 1.008/.997 1.204 111/.867 0/1 12/0
15.Pedroia G/S/vP 7/1.000 1/.000 10/1.000 7/1.238 9/1.319 ··· ··· 3/1.000 1/.000 220/154 .295/.350/.450/.800 .711/.837 .817 111/.789 3/2 5/1
26.Podsednik* G/S/vP 9/.985 ··· 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 5/.200 ··· 7/.453 ··· 5/.933 1/.000 2/.000 2/.000 1/.000 58/46 .128/.263/.149/.412 .450/.402 .307 28/.269 0/0 0/1
39.Saltalamacchia# G/S/vP 3/1.334 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 ··· 5/.400 3/.666 9/.347 ··· 2/.000 ··· 1/no AB 75/39 .270/.370/.492/.862 .798/.921 1.100 38/.924 1/0 2/1
12.Sweeney* G/S/vP 5/.400 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 8/.804 ··· 11/.717 7/.971 4/.250 1/.000 3/.666 5/.200 1/.000 103/76 .250/.320/.402/.723 1.063/.614 .797 31/.923 0/0 4/2
IP 54.0 22.1 21.0 20.1 16.1 3.0 54.2 19.1 9.0 TOTAL .274/.332/.461/.793 .803/.788 .819 .791 15/11 64/21
ERA-K/9 5.67/12.0 2.82/7.7 3.00/13.7 4.43/7.5 3.31/13.3 3.00/9.0 3.46/8.2 4.66/7.9 0.00/14.0 4.21/8.6

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

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 241/.296 84/.215 93/.266 86/.303 65/.183 11/.182 227/.256 89/.257 35/.133 .264  Nava
 Byrd
 Sweeney
 Podsednik
 Gonzalez
20/0/0/2
0/43/2/1
0/8/32/1
0/6/0/0
0/0/8/0
OPS .846 .545 .728 .779 .529 .455 .754 .796 .429 .745
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 123/.987 40/.547 41/.623 46/.685 18/.675 7/.286 68/.832 48/1.079 9/.833 .781
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 118/.701 44/.543 52/.814 40/.895 47/.474 4/.750 159/.719 41/.475 26/.317 .712
Road 145/.886 29/.860 44/.766 43/.874 36/.500 11/.455 137/.684 50/.809 17/.602
Last 28d days 118/.744 42/.777 41/.549 46/.822 34/.681 11/.455 137/.808 43/.694 28/.379
HR/SB/CS 10/3/2 2/2/1 1/1/0 1/1/1 1/2/1 0/0/0 9/1/3 2/7/0 0/1/0 53/40/15
Usage ····X··· ·o·o···· X···XX·· o····X·X X···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.