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Game Preview: BOS @ MIN, 8:10pm, Wednesday, April 25, 2012 @Target Field

RedSox, 6-10, 6-10 5th, 3½ GB, 3½ GB in WC

SP: Clay Buchholz (27, RHP, 1-1, 9.00)

2012 Gamelogs / 2012 Splits / vs. MIN Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2012 (1-1) 17.0 23 18 17 7 9 6 9.00
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 3-1 39.2 42 29 27 15 28 8 6.13 44
2012-04-20 NYY L 6.0 9 6 5 2 2 5 103 32
2012-04-14 TBR W 7.0 6 5 5 3 5 1 104 47
2012-04-08 @DET ND 4.0 8 7 7 2 2 0 78 18
2011-06-16 @TBR W 5.0 2 1 1 3 5 0 81 61
2011-06-10 @TOR W 7.0 3 1 1 2 6 0 100 71
2011-06-03 OAK ND 4.2 8 6 5 2 5 0 99 29
2011-05-29 @DET ND 6.0 6 3 3 1 3 2 98 50
Last 5 v.MIN 2-1 17.1 15 9 9 7 17 0 4.67 52
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:    3-5    Road:    3-5    ExtrInn: 0-1 
 vsRHP:   4-8    vsLHP:   2-2    1-Run:   1-3 
 vsEast:  4-5    vsCntrl: 2-3    vsWest:  0-2  IL: 0-0 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 16 Tue, Apr 24  @MIN  W  11-2        6-10  5th  3.5 gb
 15 Mon, Apr 23  @MIN  W   6-5        5-10  5th  4.5 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
 Last 10: 5-5    Last 20: 6-10   Last 30: 6-10
Twins, 5-13, 5-13 4th, 5½ GB, 5½ GB in WC

SP: Liam Hendriks (23, RHP, 0-0, 3.86)

2012 Gamelogs / 2012 Splits / vs. BOS Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2012 (0-0) 11.2 12 5 5 2 5 3 3.86
2011 (0-2) 23.1 29 16 16 6 16 3 6.17
Last 7 GS 0-2 35.0 41 21 21 8 21 6 5.40 45
2012-04-20 @TBR ND 5.2 5 4 4 2 1 2 101 42
2012-04-15 TEX ND 6.0 7 1 1 0 4 1 84 58
2011-09-25 @CLE ND 6.0 7 4 4 3 5 1 101 44
2011-09-20 SEA ND 5.1 10 4 4 0 5 1 94 37
2011-09-14 @KCR L 5.0 8 5 5 0 2 0 83 33
2011-09-06 CHW L 7.0 4 3 3 3 4 1 99 58
Has never faced BOS as starter.
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:    2-6    Road:    3-7    ExtrInn: 0-0 
 vsRHP:   4-9    vsLHP:   1-4    1-Run:   4-3 
 vsEast:  3-9    vsCntrl: 0-0    vsWest:  2-4  IL: 0-0 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 18 Tue, Apr 24   BOS  L   2-11       5-13  4th  5.5 gb
 17 Mon, Apr 23   BOS  L   5-6        5-12  4th  5.5 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
 Last 10: 3-7    Last 20: 5-13   Last 30: 5-13
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
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
Thu, May 20, 2010 BOS  6  MIN  2        W:Jon Lester (4-2), L: Francisco Liriano (4-3), S: none
Season Series: 2012 - BOS over 2-0; 2011 - BOS won 5-2; 2010 - BOS won 3-2; All-Time - BOS leads 952-919

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 (5.44 RS/G) vs. Twins Pitchers (5.67 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 62.Hendriks
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
62.Anderson* G/S/vP ··· 1/2.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 5/2 .000/.000/.000/.000 .000/.000 .000 1/2.000 0/0 0/1
3.Aviles G/S/vP ··· 5/.400 1/.000 4/.500 17/.580 2/.000 2/4.000 11/.864 309/216 .255/.289/.409/.698 .924/.601 .691 65/.932 14/4 7/12
23.Byrd G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 1/.000 1/.000 2/1.500 5/.800 1/2.000 8/.625 482/370 .276/.324/.395/.719 .649/.740 .761 56/.294 3/2 9/3
28.Gonzalez* G/S/vP ··· ··· 2/.000 5/1.600 2/.000 1/.000 2/2.500 7/.453 715/472 .338/.410/.548/.957 .787/1.046 .986 71/.798 1/0 27/4
54.McDonald G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 175/58 .236/.303/.401/.704 .804/.506 .811 34/.414 2/3 6/3
34.Ortiz* G/S/vP ··· 2/3.000 ··· ··· 3/.000 3/.666 1/.000 8/1.250 605/404 .309/.398/.554/.953 .989/.934 .874 70/1.200 1/1 29/0
15.Pedroia G/S/vP ··· 5/.000 1/.000 2/.500 1/no AB 1/2.000 2/1.500 6/.334 731/515 .307/.387/.474/.861 1.010/.800 .804 72/.811 26/8 21/7
5.Punto# G/S/vP ··· 1/no AB ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 166/109 .278/.388/.421/.809 .798/.814 .997 18/.667 1/1 1/3
7.Ross G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 2/1.000 8/1.125 3/.000 1/.000 4/.000 1/2.000 461/351 .240/.325/.405/.730 .698/.740 .726 64/.907 5/2 14/1
39.Saltalamacchia# G/S/vP ··· 1/2.000 ··· 1/.000 2/1.000 1/.000 ··· 5/.400 386/263 .235/.288/.450/.737 .635/.786 .753 40/.749 1/0 16/6
10.Shoppach G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 ··· 3/.333 10/.200 3/.000 1/.000 5/1.000 253/128 .176/.268/.339/.607 .788/.431 .658 26/1.033 0/0 11/3
12.Sweeney* G/S/vP ··· 2/.000 1/.000 1/.000 6/1.000 2/1.000 2/1.500 2/.000 299/249 .265/.346/.341/.687 .404/.743 .630 55/1.026 1/1 1/0
20.Youkilis G/S/vP ··· 2/1.000 1/.000 2/.500 1/.000 3/2.667 1/2.000 7/1.429 517/355 .258/.373/.459/.833 .987/.764 .667 56/.568 3/0 17/9
IP 23.1 50.2 4.2 65.2 161.2 48.1 18.2 61.2 TOTAL .291/.345/.480/.825 .804/.832 .755 .825 5/4 19/6
ERA-K/9 6.17/6.2 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 5.69/5.5

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

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 100/.312 225/.263 23/.316 274/.262 711/.299 215/.275 96/.409 253/.244 .292  Byrd
 Ross
 Sweeney
 McDonald
 Aviles
 Gonzalez
0/118/0/8
83/22/35/8
41/34/23/3
23/13/37/2
1/0/4/0
0/0/2/0
OPS .866 .749 .988 .726 .833 .758 1.182 .644 .837
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 58/.842 91/.692 8/1.625 129/.765 187/.522 97/.695 28/1.162 101/.589 .878
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 42/.899 134/.789 15/.670 145/.689 524/.947 118/.811 68/1.190 152/.681 .813
Home 52/.919 131/.706 19/1.111 151/.717 365/.902 103/.725 46/.981 150/.644
Last 28d days 45/.846 47/.641 26/.567 28/.750 29/.498 41/.582 46/.976 29/1.033
HR/SB/CS 3/0/0 4/7/1 1/2/0 10/2/0 21/6/6 4/3/3 7/0/0 2/3/2 28/13/3
Usage ····X··· X··X·X·o ·o··o·X· ·X··o·X· ·o·oo·X· X··X·X·X X···o··X ··X··X··

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 (3.61 RS/G) vs. RedSox Pitchers (6.38 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 11.Buchholz
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 ··· ··· 1/3.000 ··· ··· 9/.222 ··· ··· 115/101 .273/.289/.336/.626 .643/.623 .715 12/.523 1/0 1/1
8.Carroll G/S/vP 2/.500 1/.000 ··· 2/.000 2/1.000 16/.802 ··· ··· 510/370 .290/.359/.347/.706 .751/.689 .623 78/.596 10/0 0/9
12.Casilla# G/S/vP ··· 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 1/.000 2/.000 3/1.667 ··· ··· 236/174 .303/.353/.477/.830 .912/.802 .927 55/.538 0/1 8/6
7.Mauer* G/S/vP 6/1.417 3/.666 1/.000 2/.000 3/.666 16/.450 ··· ··· 333/207 .287/.360/.368/.729 .562/.829 .708 78/.813 0/0 3/5
33.Morneau* G/S/vP 8/1.000 4/.000 2/.000 3/.333 1/.000 21/.841 ··· ··· 288/193 .227/.285/.333/.618 .401/.728 .657 67/.811 0/0 4/1
27.Parmelee* G/S/vP ··· 1/2.000 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 88/66 .355/.443/.592/1.035 .935/1.069 1.257 50/.655 0/0 4/2
24.Plouffe G/S/vP 2/.000 4/.750 2/1.500 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 320/236 .238/.305/.392/.697 .782/.665 .697 23/.367 3/3 8/12
11.Revere* G/S/vP ··· 3/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 481/317 .267/.310/.309/.619 .609/.624 .552 11/.364 34/9 0/7
2.Span* G/S/vP 6/.833 7/.572 3/.000 2/1.000 1/2.000 6/.533 ··· ··· 311/225 .264/.328/.359/.687 .657/.698 .728 77/.807 6/1 2/1
36.Thomas* G/S/vP 3/.000 ··· 3/5.000 1/.000 ··· 3/1.667 3/1.167 ··· / /// / 23/.581 / /
22.Valencia G/S/vP 2/.000 4/.750 3/.666 ··· 1/no AB ··· ··· ··· 608/449 .246/.294/.383/.677 .822/.626 .707 64/.541 2/6 15/18
IP 82.2 114.0 64.2 30.1 46.1 8.2 3.0 TOTAL .252/.315/.379/.694 .680/.699 .768 .694 10/2 13/13
ERA-K/9 3.48/6.5 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 6.27/7.1

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

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 353/.241 474/.204 289/.251 122/.279 193/.237 36/.226 13/.250 / .287  Revere
 Span
 Plouffe
 Mauer
13/89/5/3
0/67/0/1
3/0/11/1
0/0/1/0
OPS .706 .621 .733 .710 .757 .656 .974 .849
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 177/.706 210/.576 119/.829 49/.769 100/.789 14/1.192 4/1.500 / .893
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 176/.706 264/.656 170/.667 73/.669 93/.725 22/.283 9/.722 / .821
Road 210/.698 200/.629 123/.683 32/.692 82/.463 20/.721 6/.833 /
Last 28d days 81/1.021 24/1.132 24/.875 45/.508 30/.760 35/.977 9/.222 23/1.028
HR/SB/CS 10/6/3 8/9/0 7/6/4 0/1/3 6/6/0 0/0/0 1/0/0 // 27/6/1
Usage ····X··· ·o·X···· o··o··Xo X···o··X ·o·o··X· ···X···X ···Xo··· ···oo··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.