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Game Preview: MIN @ BOS, 7:10pm, Thursday, August 2, 2012 @Fenway Park

Twins, 44-60, 44-60 4th, 13 GB, 12½ GB in WC

SP: Sam Deduno (28, RHP, 2-0, 3.13)

2012 Gamelogs / 2012 Splits / vs. BOS Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2012 (2-0) 23.0 20 9 8 16 18 3 3.13
2011 (0-0) 3.0 5 1 1 3 4 0 3.00
2010 (0-0) 2.2 3 1 1 1 3 1 3.38
Last 7 GS 2-0 23.0 20 9 8 16 18 3 3.13 52
2012-07-28 CLE W 7.0 2 1 1 5 6 0 105 70
2012-07-22 @KCR W 6.1 6 1 1 3 4 0 104 58
2012-07-17 BAL ND 4.1 6 4 3 5 5 1 99 37
2012-07-07 @TEX ND 5.1 6 3 3 3 3 2 83 44
Has never faced BOS as starter.
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   23-32   Road:   21-28   ExtrInn: 4-2 
 vsRHP:  30-44   vsLHP:  14-16   1-Run:  18-19
 vsEast:  7-14   vsCntrl:20-21   vsWest:  8-16 IL: 9-9 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
104 Wed, Aug  1   CHW  L   2-3       44-60  4th 13.0 gb
103 Tue, Jul 31   CHW  L   3-4       44-59  4th 12.0 gb
102 Mon, Jul 30   CHW  W   7-6       44-58  4th 11.0 gb
101 Sun, Jul 29   CLE  W   5-1       43-58  4th 12.0 gb
100 Sat, Jul 28   CLE  W  12-5       42-58  4th 13.0 gb
 99 Fri, Jul 27   CLE  W  11-0       41-58  4th 13.0 gb
 98 Wed, Jul 25  @CHW  L   2-8       40-58  5th 13.0 gb
 97 Tue, Jul 24  @CHW  L   4-11      40-57  5th 12.0 gb
 96 Mon, Jul 23  @CHW  L   4-7       40-56  5th 12.0 gb
 95 Sun, Jul 22  @KCR  W   7-5       40-55  5th 11.5 gb
 Last 10: 5-5    Last 20: 8-12   Last 30:14-16
RedSox, 53-52, 53-52 4th, 8½ GB, 4 GB in WC

SP: Jon Lester (28, LHP, 5-8, 5.49)

2012 Gamelogs / 2012 Splits / vs. MIN Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2012 (5-8) 126.1 142 83 77 40 106 18 5.49
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 1-4 39.0 50 34 33 14 36 10 7.62 39
2012-07-28 @NYY ND 6.0 4 4 4 2 6 2 101 52
2012-07-22 TOR L 4.0 9 11 11 5 2 4 94 -3
2012-07-17 CHW L 4.0 7 6 6 3 4 1 91 25
2012-07-08 NYY L 4.1 9 5 4 2 6 0 101 31
2012-07-03 @OAK ND 6.2 4 1 1 1 9 1 107 70
2012-06-27 TOR W 7.0 7 4 4 0 4 2 100 51
2012-06-22 ATL L 7.0 10 3 3 1 5 0 118 49
Last 5 v.MIN 1-3 34.1 35 20 19 15 26 2 4.98 49
2012-04-23 @MIN ND 7.0 6 5 5 4 4 1 112 45
2011-08-10 @MIN L 7.1 8 4 4 5 4 0 119 45
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
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   27-29   Road:   26-23   ExtrInn: 2-5 
 vsRHP:  31-40   vsLHP:  22-12   1-Run:  11-12
 vsEast: 18-24   vsCntrl:18-10   vsWest:  6-11 IL:11-7 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
105 Wed, Aug  1   DET  L   5-7       53-52  4th  8.5 gb
104 Tue, Jul 31   DET  W   4-1  (6)  53-51  4th  7.5 gb
103 Mon, Jul 30   DET  W   7-3       52-51  4th  8.5 gb
102 Sun, Jul 29  @NYY  W   3-2 (10)  51-51  5th  9.5 gb
101 Sat, Jul 28  @NYY  W   8-6       50-51  5th 10.5 gb
100 Fri, Jul 27  @NYY  L   3-10      49-51  5th 11.5 gb
 99 Wed, Jul 25  @TEX  L   3-5       49-50  4th 10.5 gb
 98 Tue, Jul 24  @TEX  W   2-1       49-49  4th  9.5 gb
 97 Mon, Jul 23  @TEX  L   1-9       48-49  5th 10.5 gb
 96 Sun, Jul 22   TOR  L   7-15      48-48  5th  9.5 gb
 Last 10: 5-5    Last 20:10-10   Last 30:13-17
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Wed, Apr 25, 2012 BOS  7 @MIN  6        W:Clay Buchholz (2-1), L: Liam Hendriks (0-1), S: Alfredo Aceves (4)
Tue, Apr 24, 2012 BOS 11 @MIN  2        W:Josh Beckett (2-2), L: Nick Blackburn (0-2), S: none
Mon, Apr 23, 2012 BOS  6 @MIN  5        W:Daniel Bard (1-2), L: Matt Capps (0-1), S: Alfredo Aceves (3)

Wed, Aug 10, 2011 MIN  5  BOS  2        W:Glen Perkins (4-2), L: Jon Lester (11-6), S: Joe Nathan (9)
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
Season Series: 2012 - BOS over 3-0; 2011 - BOS won 5-2; 2010 - BOS won 3-2; All-Time - BOS leads 953-919

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
Twins Batters (4.38 RS/G) vs. RedSox Pitchers (4.57 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 31.Lester*
G/S/vB
91.Aceves
G/S/vB
32.Breslow*
G/S/vB
37.Melancon
G/S/vB
30.Miller*
G/S/vB
46.Morales*
G/S/vB
44.Padilla
G/S/vB
63.Tazawa
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
41.Butera G/S/vP ··· 2/.000 2/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 80/61 .230/.288/.338/.625 .161/.773 .808 17/.423 0/0 1/0
8.Carroll G/S/vP 9/.222 1/.000 2/.000 1/.000 ··· 3/.666 16/.802 ··· 372/276 .234/.318/.277/.595 .748/.542 .519 69/.571 6/3 0/6
12.Casilla# G/S/vP 5/.400 3/.333 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 10/.300 ··· 231/179 .226/.262/.297/.559 .729/.510 .432 47/.444 13/1 0/7
18.Doumit# G/S/vP 3/1.667 1/2.000 1/.000 2/.000 ··· 2/.000 3/1.667 ··· 337/237 .285/.335/.457/.792 .676/.842 .833 82/.804 0/0 10/1
20.Dozier G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 298/229 .237/.269/.319/.588 .724/.545 .531 87/.528 9/2 4/15
19.Mastroianni G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 96/61 .262/.347/.393/.740 .698/.765 .754 24/.899 12/2 2/2
7.Mauer* G/S/vP 24/.908 3/.666 7/1.071 ··· 7/.286 4/.500 16/.450 ··· 416/281 .321/.414/.437/.851 .866/.844 .856 100/.770 5/2 6/3
33.Morneau* G/S/vP 20/.774 4/.000 4/1.250 ··· 7/.629 2/.000 21/.841 ··· 347/225 .257/.320/.448/.768 .465/.938 .835 82/.866 1/0 13/2
11.Revere* G/S/vP 4/.833 4/.000 2/no AB ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· 307/213 .319/.353/.382/.736 .811/.702 .662 96/.776 25/5 0/0
2.Span* G/S/vP 21/.857 8/.500 3/1.000 ··· 1/no AB 1/2.000 7/.453 ··· 429/293 .296/.360/.400/.760 .744/.767 .560 90/.889 12/6 3/4
22.Valencia G/S/vP 6/.834 5/.600 2/.000 ··· ··· 1/no AB ··· ··· 123/88 .203/.220/.322/.542 .623/.510 .381 20/.800 0/1 2/3
16.Willingham G/S/vP 12/.869 3/.333 ··· ··· 2/.500 1/.000 2/2.000 ··· 430/308 .269/.381/.560/.941 1.156/.857 .817 98/.998 2/1 27/3
IP 126.1 53.0 44.2 22.2 26.2 57.0 37.2 16.2 TOTAL .264/.330/.401/.731 .776/.712 .654 .757 86/26 90/64
ERA-K/9 5.49/7.6 3.57/8.0 2.62/8.9 8.34/6.3 3.04/10.8 3.32/9.5 3.82/9.8 1.08/8.1 4.29/7.2

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Butera (15-5-2)
 Doumit (17-5-2)
 Mauer (32-5-1)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 549/.286 220/.220 185/.232 103/.297 103/.200 240/.221 162/.284 65/.246 .256  Willingham
 Span
 Revere
 Mastroianni
 Doumit
90/0/0/6
0/94/0/2
2/11/56/2
12/1/18/1
4/0/6/0
OPS .821 .618 .665 .898 .589 .652 .775 .560 .734
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 151/.706 123/.625 76/.642 49/1.088 65/.350 89/.475 78/.749 25/.612 .716
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 398/.866 97/.607 109/.679 54/.722 38/1.012 151/.755 84/.798 40/.527 .750
Home 312/.952 120/.656 105/.756 61/1.005 55/.501 110/.859 70/.778 48/.522
Last 28d days 94/1.228 46/.565 30/.464 48/.738 30/.784 63/.868 29/1.009 38/.631
HR/SB/CS 18/7/2 4/3/0 5/0/2 6/0/1 3/0/0 6/3/2 3/1/1 0/2/1 112/74/23
Usage ····X··· ···Xo··· X·o··X·· o····X·· X··XoX·· ·o···X·· ··X·o··· X·······
RedSox Batters (4.90 RS/G) vs. Twins Pitchers (5.19 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 21.Deduno
G/S/vB
31.Burnett
G/S/vB
61.Burton
G/S/vB
38.De Vries
G/S/vB
52.Duensing*
G/S/vB
50.Fien
G/S/vB
60.Gray
G/S/vB
49.Manship
G/S/vB
67.Perdomo
G/S/vB
15.Perkins*
G/S/vB
64.Robertson*
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
3.Aviles G/S/vP ··· 5/.400 1/.000 ··· 17/.580 ··· 2/.000 1/no AB ··· 11/.864 ··· 399/278 .252/.275/.395/.670 .789/.620 .655 67/.556 10/4 10/10
77.Ciriaco G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 75/48 .342/.351/.438/.790 .593/.904 .855 75/.790 6/0 0/1
13.Crawford* G/S/vP ··· 3/.666 ··· ··· 6/.167 ··· 3/.000 ··· ··· 4/.500 ··· 54/30 .240/.296/.400/.696 .655/.729 .816 54/.696 2/0 2/1
2.Ellsbury* G/S/vP ··· 2/2.500 1/.000 ··· 2/1.500 ··· 2/1.000 ··· ··· 5/.500 ··· 109/66 .273/.339/.374/.713 .644/.760 .890 79/.765 3/0 1/0
28.Gonzalez* G/S/vP ··· ··· 2/.000 ··· 2/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 8/.393 ··· 439/278 .300/.342/.443/.785 .848/.746 .851 83/1.022 0/0 10/4
55.Kalish* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 67/55 .222/.254/.254/.508 .697/.467 .539 13/.413 1/1 0/2
60.Lavarnway G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· / /// / / / /
64.Middlebrooks G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 255/164 .300/.329/.521/.850 .965/.789 .847 70/.793 3/1 13/9
15.Pedroia G/S/vP ··· 5/.000 1/.000 ··· 1/no AB ··· 1/2.000 ··· ··· 6/.334 ··· 390/262 .265/.319/.406/.724 .717/.728 .713 52/.709 6/4 9/2
5.Punto# G/S/vP ··· 1/no AB ··· ··· ··· 1/no AB ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 126/106 .210/.315/.286/.600 .426/.634 .501 19/.921 4/0 1/2
7.Ross G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 2/1.000 ··· 3/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 1/2.000 ··· 298/204 .265/.337/.523/.859 1.102/.749 .971 83/.755 1/1 16/0
39.Saltalamacchia# G/S/vP ··· 1/2.000 1/.000 ··· 2/1.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 5/.400 ··· 299/255 .233/.288/.502/.789 .591/.824 .771 65/.636 0/1 20/6
10.Shoppach G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 10/.200 1/2.000 3/.000 1/2.000 ··· 5/1.000 ··· 138/61 .258/.346/.508/.854 .823/.893 .991 33/.770 1/0 5/3
IP 23.0 50.2 42.0 52.0 59.2 11.1 41.2 10.2 0.2 45.2 10.1 TOTAL .267/.326/.436/.762 .780/.754 .803 .744 47/17 122/60
ERA-K/9 3.13/7.0 2.84/3.7 2.36/7.7 3.98/6.2 4.53/5.0 1.59/6.4 5.62/4.3 10.97/4.2 0.00/0.0 2.96/10.2 7.84/12.2 4.87/5.9

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Saltalamacchia (57-14-5)
 Shoppach (17-9-4)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 99/.247 205/.224 166/.200 221/.245 252/.272 45/.190 192/.278 52/.375 7/.250 196/.266 45/.275 .278  Ross
 Gonzalez
 Ciriaco
 Crawford
 Kalish
 Ellsbury
21/7/51/5
0/0/18/1
0/0/1/0
14/0/0/0
0/18/1/0
0/25/0/0
OPS .738 .594 .567 .759 .732 .530 .809 1.078 .821 .706 .858 .784
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 56/.769 75/.471 63/.781 98/.644 95/.489 14/.286 73/.964 25/.879 5/.600 68/.668 29/.723 .769
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 43/.691 130/.655 103/.443 123/.848 157/.876 31/.647 119/.715 27/1.251 2/1.000 128/.726 16/1.115 .794
Road 49/.838 108/.673 70/.527 105/.752 123/.721 21/.702 88/.896 14/1.654 / 80/.607 12/1.417
Last 28d days 99/.738 42/.687 34/.494 121/.722 64/.898 45/.530 35/1.199 / 7/.821 43/.694 24/.883
HR/SB/CS 3/2/1 3/5/0 4/4/0 12/2/1 6/0/0 0/0/0 6/5/1 4/0/0 0/0/0 4/1/2 3/0/1 137/64/15
Usage ····X··· o·oo···· o·Xo···X ··X····· ···X···· ··X·o··X ·X······ ········ ····X··· ··oo···o ····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.