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Game Preview: BOS @ MIN, 8:10pm, Monday, April 23, 2012 @Target Field

RedSox, 4-10, 4-10 5th, 4½ GB, 4½ GB in WC

SP: Jon Lester (28, LHP, 0-2, 5.82)

2012 Gamelogs / 2012 Splits / vs. MIN Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2012 (0-2) 17.0 17 11 11 9 12 1 5.82
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 0-5 36.2 42 29 29 21 27 4 7.12 41
2012-04-17 TEX L 2.0 8 7 7 4 2 1 80 10
2012-04-11 @TOR L 8.0 3 3 3 2 6 0 116 68
2012-04-05 @DET ND 7.0 6 1 1 3 4 0 107 62
2011-09-28 @BAL ND 6.0 4 2 2 4 5 1 93 57
2011-09-24 @NYY L 2.2 8 8 8 1 3 1 55 12
2011-09-17 TBR L 7.0 5 4 4 4 5 1 107 52
2011-09-11 @TBR L 4.0 8 4 4 3 2 0 111 29
Last 5 v.MIN 1-3 34.2 38 20 19 14 28 1 4.93 48
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
2008-07-08 MIN ND 7.1 9 5 5 3 6 0 117 43
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:    3-5    Road:    1-5    ExtrInn: 0-1 
 vsRHP:   2-8    vsLHP:   2-2    1-Run:   0-3 
 vsEast:  4-5    vsCntrl: 0-3    vsWest:  0-2  IL: 0-0 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 14 Sat, Apr 21   NYY  L   9-15       4-10  5th  4.5 gb
 13 Fri, Apr 20   NYY  L   2-6        4-9   5th  3.5 gb
 12 Wed, Apr 18   TEX  L   3-6        4-8   5th  3.0 gb
 11 Tue, Apr 17   TEX  L   3-18       4-7   5th  3.0 gb
 10 Mon, Apr 16   TBR  L   0-1        4-6   5th  2.0 gb
  9 Sun, Apr 15   TBR  W   6-4        4-5   4th  1.0 gb
  8 Sat, Apr 14   TBR  W  13-5        3-5   5th  2.0 gb
  7 Fri, Apr 13   TBR  W  12-2        2-5   5th  2.0 gb
  6 Wed, Apr 11  @TOR  L   1-3        1-5   5th  3.5 gb
  5 Tue, Apr 10  @TOR  L   3-7        1-4   5th  2.5 gb
 Last 10: 3-7    Last 20: 4-10   Last 30: 4-10
Twins, 5-11, 5-11 4th, 5 GB, 4½ GB in WC

SP: Jason Marquis (33, RHP, 1-0, 7.20)

2012 Gamelogs / 2012 Splits / vs. BOS Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2012 (1-0) 5.0 7 4 4 2 3 1 7.20
2011 (8-6) 132.0 154 74 65 43 76 11 4.43
2010 (2-9) 58.2 76 47 43 24 31 9 6.60
Last 7 GS 2-3 36.1 45 27 23 15 20 5 5.70 42
2012-04-18 @NYY W 5.0 7 4 4 2 3 1 87 38
2011-08-14 NYM ND 3.1 3 1 1 1 2 1 46 51
2011-08-09 HOU ND 4.0 9 7 4 2 2 2 82 22
2011-08-03 @SFG L 4.0 10 8 7 1 1 0 80 12
2011-07-24 @LAD L 6.0 5 3 3 4 2 0 108 48
2011-07-18 @HOU W 8.0 6 2 2 1 9 0 102 70
2011-07-09 COL L 6.0 5 2 2 4 1 1 90 51
Last 5 v.BOS 0-1 13.2 10 5 5 3 10 2 3.29 59
2002-06-30 @BOS ND 6.2 4 2 2 1 3 2 90 60
2001-07-07 @BOS L 7.0 6 3 3 2 7 0 120 58
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:    2-4    Road:    3-7    ExtrInn: 0-0 
 vsRHP:   4-8    vsLHP:   1-3    1-Run:   4-2 
 vsEast:  3-7    vsCntrl: 0-0    vsWest:  2-4  IL: 0-0 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 16 Sun, Apr 22  @TBR  L   2-6        5-11  4th  5.0 gb
 15 Sat, Apr 21  @TBR  L   1-4        5-10  4th  5.0 gb
 14 Fri, Apr 20  @TBR  W   5-4        5-9   4th  4.5 gb
 13 Thu, Apr 19  @NYY  L   6-7        4-9   4th  5.0 gb
 12 Wed, Apr 18  @NYY  W   6-5        4-8   4th  5.0 gb
 11 Tue, Apr 17  @NYY  L   3-8        3-8   4th  5.0 gb
 10 Mon, Apr 16  @NYY  W   7-3        3-7   4th  4.0 gb
  9 Sun, Apr 15   TEX  L   3-4        2-7   5th  4.0 gb
  8 Sat, Apr 14   TEX  L   2-6        2-6   5th  3.5 gb
  7 Fri, Apr 13   TEX  L   1-4        2-5   5th  3.0 gb
 Last 10: 3-7    Last 20: 5-11   Last 30: 5-11
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
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
Thu, May 20, 2010 BOS  6  MIN  2        W:Jon Lester (4-2), L: Francisco Liriano (4-3), S: none
Wed, May 19, 2010 BOS  3  MIN  2        W:Clay Buchholz (5-3), L: Scott Baker (4-4), S: Daniel Bard (1)
Thu, Apr 15, 2010 MIN  8  BOS  0        W:Francisco Liriano (1-0), L: Tim Wakefield (0-1), S: none
Season Series: 2012 -  0-0; 2011 - BOS won 5-2; 2010 - BOS won 3-2; All-Time - BOS leads 950-919

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

For the 2011 season

NOTE: Team stats shown are for the 2012 season. Player Stats for the 2011 season. We will switch to 2012 stats on May 1st.

RedSox Batters (5.00 RS/G) vs. Twins Pitchers (5.31 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 21.Marquis
G/S/vB
31.Burnett
G/S/vB
61.Burton
G/S/vB
55.Capps
G/S/vB
52.Duensing*
G/S/vB
60.Gray
G/S/vB
44.Maloney*
G/S/vB
15.Perkins*
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
3.Aviles G/S/vP ··· 4/.000 ··· 4/.500 17/.580 1/.000 ··· 11/.864 309/216 .255/.289/.409/.698 .924/.601 .691 55/.804 14/4 7/12
Byrd G/S/vP 14/.297 ··· 1/.000 ··· 2/1.500 4/1.000 ··· 8/.625 482/370 .276/.324/.395/.719 .649/.740 .761 47/.219 3/2 9/3
28.Gonzalez* G/S/vP 25/.954 ··· 2/.000 5/1.600 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 7/.453 715/472 .338/.410/.548/.957 .787/1.046 .986 63/.756 1/0 27/4
54.McDonald G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 175/58 .236/.303/.401/.704 .804/.506 .811 33/.428 2/3 6/3
34.Ortiz* G/S/vP ··· 1/3.000 ··· ··· 2/.000 2/1.000 ··· 8/1.250 605/404 .309/.398/.554/.953 .989/.934 .874 61/1.166 1/1 29/0
15.Pedroia G/S/vP ··· 3/.000 ··· 2/.500 1/no AB 1/2.000 ··· 6/.334 731/515 .307/.387/.474/.861 1.010/.800 .804 62/.830 26/8 21/7
5.Punto# G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 166/109 .278/.388/.421/.809 .798/.814 .997 17/.627 1/1 1/3
16.Repko G/S/vP 1/.000 ··· ··· 2/1.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 144/92 .226/.270/.286/.555 .633/.512 .467 11/.182 7/2 2/1
7.Ross G/S/vP 8/.542 1/.000 2/1.000 7/.572 3/.000 ··· 3/.000 1/2.000 461/351 .240/.325/.405/.730 .698/.740 .726 56/.849 5/2 14/1
39.Saltalamacchia# G/S/vP ··· 1/2.000 ··· ··· 2/1.000 1/.000 ··· 5/.400 386/263 .235/.288/.450/.737 .635/.786 .753 36/.632 1/0 16/6
10.Shoppach G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 3/.333 10/.200 2/.000 ··· 5/1.000 253/128 .176/.268/.339/.607 .788/.431 .658 21/1.149 0/0 11/3
12.Sweeney* G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 6/1.000 1/2.000 ··· 2/.000 299/249 .265/.346/.341/.687 .404/.743 .630 45/1.032 1/1 1/0
20.Youkilis G/S/vP ··· 2/1.000 1/.000 1/no AB 1/.000 2/4.000 ··· 7/1.429 517/355 .258/.373/.459/.833 .987/.764 .667 48/.580 3/0 17/9
IP 132.0 50.2 4.2 65.2 161.2 48.1 18.2 61.2 TOTAL .276/.336/.452/.788 .724/.812 .642 .788 5/3 14/4
ERA-K/9 4.43/5.2 5.51/5.9 3.86/5.7 4.25/4.7 5.23/6.4 4.28/4.3 9.16/6.3 2.48/9.5 5.32/5.3

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Saltalamacchia (83-37-26)
 Shoppach (26-18-1)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 587/.294 225/.263 23/.316 274/.262 711/.299 215/.275 96/.409 253/.244 .280  Ross
 Byrd
 Sweeney
 McDonald
 Repko
 Aviles
 Gonzalez
83/22/35/8
0/118/0/8
41/34/23/3
23/13/37/2
24/5/27/2
1/0/4/0
0/0/2/0
OPS .779 .749 .988 .726 .833 .758 1.182 .644 .805
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 266/.840 91/.692 8/1.625 129/.765 187/.522 97/.695 28/1.162 101/.589 .815
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 321/.729 134/.789 15/.670 145/.689 524/.947 118/.811 68/1.190 152/.681 .800
Home 248/.789 131/.706 19/1.111 151/.717 365/.902 103/.725 46/.981 150/.644
Last 28d days 23/.985 37/.636 23/.646 24/.667 27/.536 34/.716 33/.642 29/1.033
HR/SB/CS 11/6/1 4/7/1 1/2/0 10/2/0 21/6/6 4/3/3 7/0/0 2/3/2 23/13/2
Usage ····X··· ·X·X·o·o ··o·X··o ··o·X·o· ·oo·X·o· ·X·X·X·· ··o··X·o X··X···o

NOTE: Team stats shown are for the 2012 season. Player Stats for the 2011 season. We will switch to 2012 stats on May 1st.

Twins Batters (3.63 RS/G) vs. RedSox Pitchers (6.79 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
46.Morales*
G/S/vB
44.Padilla
G/S/vB
63.Tazawa
G/S/vB
50.Thomas*
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
37.Burroughs* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 9/.222 ··· ··· 115/101 .273/.289/.336/.626 .643/.623 .715 11/.282 1/0 1/1
8.Carroll G/S/vP 6/.334 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 1/.000 16/.802 ··· ··· 510/370 .290/.359/.347/.706 .751/.689 .623 70/.638 10/0 0/9
12.Casilla# G/S/vP 5/.400 2/.000 4/1.000 ··· ··· 9/.333 ··· ··· 365/247 .260/.322/.368/.691 .579/.750 .780 45/.517 15/4 2/11
18.Doumit# G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 2/.000 3/1.667 ··· ··· 236/174 .303/.353/.477/.830 .912/.802 .927 47/.523 0/1 8/6
7.Mauer* G/S/vP 21/.770 3/.666 1/.000 1/.000 2/1.000 16/.450 ··· ··· 333/207 .287/.360/.368/.729 .562/.829 .708 70/.779 0/0 3/5
33.Morneau* G/S/vP 17/.916 4/.000 2/.000 2/.500 1/.000 21/.841 ··· ··· 288/193 .227/.285/.333/.618 .401/.728 .657 59/.877 0/0 4/1
27.Parmelee* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 88/66 .355/.443/.592/1.035 .935/1.069 1.257 42/.735 0/0 4/2
24.Plouffe G/S/vP 3/.666 3/1.000 1/3.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 320/236 .238/.305/.392/.697 .782/.665 .697 15/.497 3/3 8/12
2.Span* G/S/vP 17/.862 6/.666 3/.000 1/2.000 1/2.000 6/.533 ··· ··· 311/225 .264/.328/.359/.687 .657/.698 .728 68/.790 6/1 2/1
36.Thomas* G/S/vP ··· ··· 3/5.000 ··· ··· 3/1.667 3/1.167 ··· / /// / 22/.608 / /
22.Valencia G/S/vP 3/.000 3/1.000 3/.666 ··· 1/no AB ··· ··· ··· 608/449 .246/.294/.383/.677 .822/.626 .707 57/.519 2/6 15/18
16.Willingham G/S/vP 9/1.067 3/.333 5/.600 2/2.500 1/.000 2/2.000 ··· ··· 563/377 .246/.332/.477/.810 .783/.823 .874 69/1.090 4/1 29/2
IP 191.2 114.0 64.2 30.1 46.1 8.2 3.0 TOTAL .257/.317/.383/.700 .660/.714 .808 .700 10/2 12/13
ERA-K/9 3.47/8.5 2.61/6.3 4.73/9.5 3.26/5.0 3.69/8.2 4.15/9.3 6.00/12.0 /0.0 6.68/7.3

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Doumit (41-13-4)
 Mauer (28-12-4)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 799/.234 474/.204 289/.251 122/.279 193/.237 36/.226 13/.250 / .297  Willingham
 Plouffe
 Span
 Mauer
96/0/0/3
3/0/11/1
0/67/0/1
0/0/1/0
OPS .690 .621 .733 .710 .757 .656 .974 .877
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 203/.580 210/.576 119/.829 49/.769 100/.789 14/1.192 4/1.500 / .945
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 596/.728 264/.656 170/.667 73/.669 93/.725 22/.283 9/.722 / .835
Road 465/.668 200/.629 123/.683 32/.692 82/.463 20/.721 6/.833 /
Last 28d days 73/.753 20/1.283 20/.900 39/.590 28/.741 35/.977 9/.222 23/1.028
HR/SB/CS 20/14/12 8/9/0 7/6/4 0/1/3 6/6/0 0/0/0 1/0/0 // 26/6/1
Usage ·····X·· ·X·····o ·o··XoX· ··o··X·o ·o··X··X ·X···X·o ·Xo····· ·oo··XX·

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.