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Game Preview: MIN @ BOS, 7:10pm, Saturday, August 4, 2012 @Fenway Park

Twins, 46-60, 46-60 4th, 12½ GB, 12 GB in WC

SP: Cole De Vries (27, RHP, 2-2, 3.98)

2012 Gamelogs / 2012 Splits / vs. BOS Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2012 (2-2) 52.0 50 29 23 10 36 12 3.98
Last 7 GS 2-1 40.0 39 21 18 4 30 8 4.05 52
2012-07-30 CHW ND 5.0 7 5 4 1 3 1 100 37
2012-07-24 @CHW ND 6.0 7 2 1 0 4 1 95 56
2012-07-19 BAL ND 6.0 5 1 1 1 5 1 96 62
2012-07-14 OAK L 5.0 6 7 7 0 3 3 85 30
2012-07-08 @TEX ND 7.0 3 0 0 1 5 0 84 75
2012-06-30 KCR W 6.0 5 1 1 1 6 1 94 63
2012-06-04 @KCR W 5.0 6 5 4 0 4 1 80 41
Has never faced BOS as starter.
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   23-32   Road:   23-28   ExtrInn: 5-2 
 vsRHP:  30-44   vsLHP:  16-16   1-Run:  19-19
 vsEast:  9-14   vsCntrl:20-21   vsWest:  8-16 IL: 9-9 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
106 Fri, Aug  3  @BOS  W   6-5 (10)  46-60  4th 12.5 gb
105 Thu, Aug  2  @BOS  W   5-0       45-60  4th 12.5 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
 Last 10: 6-4    Last 20:10-10   Last 30:15-15
RedSox, 53-54, 53-54 4th, 10 GB, 5½ GB in WC

SP: Clay Buchholz (27, RHP, 9-3, 4.75)

2012 Gamelogs / 2012 Splits / vs. MIN Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2012 (9-3) 115.2 117 64 61 41 77 16 4.75
2011 (6-3) 82.2 76 34 32 31 60 10 3.48
2010 (17-7) 173.2 142 55 45 67 120 9 2.33
Last 7 GS 4-1 51.1 36 15 14 11 37 3 2.45 64
2012-07-30 DET W 8.0 5 3 2 2 4 1 108 64
2012-07-24 @TEX ND 7.0 4 1 1 3 1 0 105 63
2012-07-19 CHW ND 8.0 6 1 1 1 6 0 107 71
2012-07-14 @TBR L 6.1 3 4 4 1 8 0 87 58
2012-06-19 MIA W 6.0 9 5 5 1 3 1 87 36
2012-06-12 @MIA W 7.0 5 1 1 2 9 1 103 70
2012-06-07 BAL W 9.0 4 0 0 1 6 0 125 84
Last 5 v.MIN 3-1 22.2 25 14 14 10 19 0 5.56 46
2012-04-25 @MIN W 5.1 10 5 5 3 2 0 107 27
2011-05-07 MIN W 5.0 2 0 0 1 6 0 61 68
2010-05-19 MIN W 8.0 5 2 2 1 7 0 104 70
2008-05-12 @MIN L 4.1 8 7 7 5 4 0 89 18
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   27-31   Road:   26-23   ExtrInn: 2-6 
 vsRHP:  31-41   vsLHP:  22-13   1-Run:  11-13
 vsEast: 18-24   vsCntrl:18-12   vsWest:  6-11 IL:11-7 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
107 Fri, Aug  3   MIN  L   5-6 (10)  53-54  4th 10.0 gb
106 Thu, Aug  2   MIN  L   0-5       53-53  4th  9.0 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
 Last 10: 5-5    Last 20: 9-11   Last 30:12-18
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Fri, Aug 03, 2012 MIN  6 @BOS  5 (10)   W:Jeff Gray (6-1), L: Vicente Padilla (4-1), S: Jared Burton (4)
Thu, Aug 02, 2012 MIN  5 @BOS  0        W:Sam Deduno (3-0), L: Jon Lester (5-9), S: Glen Perkins (6)
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
Season Series: 2012 - BOS over 3-2; 2011 - BOS won 5-2; 2010 - BOS won 3-2; All-Time - BOS leads 953-921

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 (4.40 RS/G) vs. RedSox Pitchers (4.59 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 11.Buchholz
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 ··· 3/.000 2/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 84/62 .218/.274/.321/.594 .139/.760 .721 17/.301 0/0 1/0
8.Carroll G/S/vP 6/.500 1/.000 2/.000 2/1.000 ··· 3/.666 17/.888 1/3.000 377/279 .243/.327/.289/.616 .769/.563 .563 70/.674 6/3 0/6
12.Casilla# G/S/vP 3/2.000 3/.333 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 10/.300 ··· 234/179 .223/.259/.293/.552 .687/.510 .422 46/.444 13/1 0/7
18.Doumit# G/S/vP ··· 2/2.000 1/.000 2/.000 ··· 2/.000 3/1.667 ··· 341/238 .285/.337/.459/.796 .686/.845 .840 82/.785 0/0 10/1
20.Dozier G/S/vP ··· 1/5.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 1/.000 307/233 .240/.271/.333/.604 .742/.558 .570 88/.620 9/2 5/15
19.Mastroianni G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 1/3.000 ··· 101/63 .270/.350/.404/.754 .695/.791 .785 24/.879 12/2 2/2
7.Mauer* G/S/vP 9/1.127 3/.666 8/.929 ··· 8/.250 4/.500 16/.450 ··· 421/281 .321/.417/.436/.852 .869/.844 .859 95/.795 5/3 6/4
33.Morneau* G/S/vP 11/.910 5/.000 5/1.600 ··· 8/.700 2/.000 21/.841 ··· 356/226 .269/.331/.464/.796 .565/.933 .892 83/.924 1/0 13/3
11.Revere* G/S/vP 3/1.667 4/.000 3/.667 ··· 2/.000 ··· 2/.000 ··· 317/214 .319/.351/.380/.731 .798/.699 .658 96/.746 25/5 0/0
2.Span* G/S/vP 10/1.000 8/.500 4/.750 ··· 2/.500 1/2.000 8/.393 ··· 439/294 .291/.354/.395/.749 .717/.764 .547 95/.851 12/6 3/4
22.Valencia G/S/vP 2/.000 6/.833 2/.000 1/.000 ··· 1/no AB 1/.000 ··· 132/91 .198/.212/.310/.522 .537/.515 .360 29/.626 0/1 2/4
16.Willingham G/S/vP 3/1.667 3/.333 1/.000 ··· 3/.667 1/.000 2/2.000 ··· 439/308 .264/.378/.549/.927 1.095/.857 .794 97/.949 2/1 27/3
IP 115.2 54.0 46.0 23.2 27.2 57.0 39.0 17.0 TOTAL .264/.331/.401/.732 .773/.715 .660 .762 86/27 91/67
ERA-K/9 4.75/6.0 3.83/8.0 2.54/8.6 7.99/6.5 2.93/10.7 3.32/9.5 3.92/9.9 1.06/7.9 4.31/7.2

 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 495/.268 225/.226 190/.231 107/.295 108/.194 240/.221 168/.286 67/.254 .256  Willingham
 Span
 Revere
 Mastroianni
 Doumit
90/0/0/6
0/96/0/2
2/11/58/2
14/1/18/1
5/0/6/0
OPS .782 .643 .663 .881 .586 .652 .777 .589 .736
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 274/.866 125/.625 80/.648 49/1.088 69/.346 89/.475 80/.729 25/.612 .720
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 221/.676 100/.663 110/.673 58/.705 39/1.028 151/.755 88/.819 42/.576 .749
Home 287/.810 125/.701 110/.749 65/.971 60/.501 110/.859 76/.782 50/.563
Last 28d days 114/.538 47/.627 35/.485 45/.791 32/.717 45/.532 30/.902 40/.676
HR/SB/CS 16/4/1 5/3/0 5/0/2 6/0/1 3/0/0 6/3/2 3/1/1 0/2/1 113/74/24
Usage ····X··· ·X···Xo· X·X·o··X o·o····X X·X··XoX ···o···X X···X·o· o·X·····
RedSox Batters (4.86 RS/G) vs. Twins Pitchers (5.14 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 38.De Vries
G/S/vB
31.Burnett
G/S/vB
61.Burton
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 ··· 6/.533 2/.000 20/.703 ··· 2/.000 1/no AB ··· 11/.864 ··· 404/280 .255/.279/.396/.676 .803/.620 .665 62/.608 10/4 10/10
77.Ciriaco G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 78/51 .329/.338/.421/.759 .593/.849 .801 69/.712 6/0 0/1
13.Crawford* G/S/vP ··· 4/1.000 1/.000 9/1.083 ··· 3/.000 ··· ··· 5/.400 ··· 63/35 .254/.302/.458/.759 .860/.680 .879 63/.759 2/0 3/1
2.Ellsbury* G/S/vP ··· 2/2.500 1/.000 5/1.000 1/.000 2/1.000 ··· ··· 6/.400 1/.000 118/70 .259/.322/.352/.674 .618/.714 .766 88/.708 3/0 1/0
28.Gonzalez* G/S/vP ··· ··· 2/.000 5/.400 1/no AB 2/.000 ··· ··· 9/.347 ··· 448/283 .302/.346/.445/.791 .839/.762 .861 78/.998 0/0 10/4
55.Kalish* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 70/58 .212/.243/.242/.485 .697/.442 .499 7/.452 1/1 0/2
60.Lavarnway G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 3/.000 1/.000 1/3.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 9/5 .125/.222/.250/.472 .000/.900 .472 9/.472 0/0 0/0
64.Middlebrooks G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 ··· 3/.000 1/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 263/169 .290/.319/.504/.823 .932/.765 .799 78/.711 3/1 13/9
15.Pedroia G/S/vP ··· 5/.000 1/.000 4/1.417 1/.000 2/1.000 ··· ··· 7/.286 ··· 399/267 .264/.319/.402/.721 .726/.719 .707 61/.692 6/4 9/2
5.Punto# G/S/vP ··· 1/no AB ··· ··· 1/no AB ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 126/106 .210/.315/.286/.600 .426/.634 .501 10/.733 4/0 1/2
7.Ross G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 2/1.000 6/.334 1/3.000 2/.000 ··· 1/.000 2/1.000 ··· 307/209 .265/.337/.518/.855 1.075/.753 .957 82/.745 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 55/.660 0/1 20/6
10.Shoppach G/S/vP ··· 2/1.000 1/.000 13/.322 1/2.000 3/.000 1/2.000 ··· 5/1.000 ··· 143/63 .264/.348/.504/.852 .816/.897 .977 35/.752 1/0 5/3
IP 52.0 51.0 43.0 65.2 13.1 43.0 10.2 0.2 47.2 10.2 TOTAL .266/.325/.434/.759 .778/.750 .796 .707 47/17 123/60
ERA-K/9 3.98/6.2 2.82/3.7 2.30/7.7 4.39/4.9 1.35/7.4 5.44/4.4 10.97/4.2 0.00/0.0 2.83/10.4 7.59/12.6 4.79/5.9

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Lavarnway (0-0-0)
 Saltalamacchia (57-14-5)
 Shoppach (17-10-4)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 221/.245 209/.231 169/.196 279/.282 53/.184 197/.276 52/.375 7/.250 202/.257 46/.268 .277  Ross
 Gonzalez
 Ciriaco
 Crawford
 Kalish
 Ellsbury
21/7/52/5
0/0/18/1
0/0/1/0
16/0/0/0
0/18/2/0
0/27/0/0
OPS .759 .609 .556 .748 .531 .804 1.078 .821 .684 .838 .781
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 98/.644 76/.493 64/.767 104/.567 17/.301 74/.949 25/.879 5/.600 71/.638 30/.698 .769
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 123/.848 133/.666 105/.434 175/.854 36/.641 123/.717 27/1.251 2/1.000 131/.708 16/1.115 .788
Road 105/.752 112/.698 73/.504 150/.753 29/.656 93/.879 14/1.654 / 86/.563 13/1.294
Last 28d days 121/.722 40/.796 29/.541 91/.895 53/.531 33/1.248 / 7/.821 45/.617 24/.815
HR/SB/CS 12/2/1 3/5/0 4/4/0 7/0/0 0/0/0 6/5/1 4/0/0 0/0/0 4/1/2 3/0/1 138/64/15
Usage ····X··· o·o·oo·· o·o·Xo·· X····X·· Xo··X·o· X··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.