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Game Preview: NYY @ BOS, 4:05pm, Saturday, July 20, 2013 @Fenway Park

Yankees, 51-45, 51-45 4th, 7 GB, 4½ GB in WC

SP: Hiroki Kuroda (38, RHP, 8-6, 2.65)

2013 Gamelogs / 2013 Splits / vs. BOS Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2013 (8-6) 118.2 101 36 35 24 84 12 2.65
2012 (16-11) 219.2 205 86 81 51 167 25 3.32
2011 (13-16) 202.0 196 77 69 49 161 24 3.07
Last 7 GS 2-2 45.2 39 15 14 10 33 5 2.76 58
2013-07-12 MIN W 5.0 6 0 0 2 5 0 90 58
2013-07-07 BAL ND 7.0 3 0 0 1 4 0 88 74
2013-06-30 @BAL L 6.0 7 4 4 0 7 3 99 49
2013-06-25 TEX ND 6.2 5 3 2 1 6 2 99 59
2013-06-19 LAD W 6.2 8 2 2 1 2 0 107 51
2013-06-13 @OAK ND 8.0 2 2 2 2 3 0 103 71
2013-06-07 @SEA L 6.1 8 4 4 3 6 0 110 44
Last 5 v.BOS 2-2 28.0 31 11 11 3 20 4 3.54 53
2013-06-02 BOS L 5.1 8 3 3 0 5 2 95 45
2013-04-03 BOS L 1.1 4 2 2 1 1 0 41 38
2012-10-03 BOS W 7.0 7 2 2 2 4 0 94 57
2012-09-11 @BOS ND 6.1 8 3 3 0 6 1 94 51
2012-08-19 BOS W 8.0 4 1 1 0 4 1 112 74
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   28-23   Road:   23-22   ExtrInn: 3-3 
 vsRHP:  34-32   vsLHP:  17-13   1-Run:  16-9 
 vsEast: 20-18   vsCntrl:17-7    vsWest:  9-13 IL: 5-7 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 96 Fri, Jul 19  @BOS  L   2-4       51-45  4th  7.0 gb
 95 Sun, Jul 14   MIN  L   4-10      51-44  4th  6.0 gb
 94 Sat, Jul 13   MIN  L   1-4       51-43  4th  6.0 gb
 93 Fri, Jul 12   MIN  W   2-0       51-42  4th  6.0 gb
 92 Thu, Jul 11   KCR  W   8-4       50-42  4th  6.0 gb
 91 Wed, Jul 10   KCR  W   8-1       49-42  4th  6.0 gb
 90 Tue, Jul  9   KCR  L   1-3       48-42  4th  6.0 gb
 89 Mon, Jul  8   KCR  L   1-5       48-41  4th  5.0 gb
 88 Sun, Jul  7   BAL  L   1-2       48-40  4th  5.0 gb
 87 Sat, Jul  6   BAL  W   5-4       48-39  2nd  5.0 gb
 Last 10: 4-6    Last 20: 9-11   Last 30:14-16
RedSox, 59-39, 59-39 1st, 2½ up

SP: John Lackey (34, RHP, 7-6, 2.78)

2013 Gamelogs / 2013 Splits / vs. NYY Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2013 (7-6) 100.1 91 37 31 23 93 14 2.78
2011 (12-12) 160.0 203 119 114 56 108 20 6.41
2010 (14-11) 215.0 233 114 105 72 156 18 4.40
Last 7 GS 4-1 48.2 46 15 15 9 43 7 2.77 60
2013-07-12 @OAK W 7.0 3 2 2 4 5 1 113 64
2013-07-07 @LAA L 7.0 5 2 2 1 9 2 116 67
2013-07-02 SDP W 8.0 6 1 1 1 6 1 103 71
2013-06-26 COL W 7.0 8 2 2 0 12 1 98 65
2013-06-20 @DET ND 7.0 7 2 2 1 5 0 98 59
2013-06-15 @BAL W 7.0 7 2 2 1 4 0 101 58
2013-06-10 @TBR ND 5.2 10 4 4 1 2 2 93 34
Last 5 v.NYY 3-1 31.2 31 21 18 13 24 3 5.12 48
2011-09-25 @NYY ND 6.0 5 4 3 3 4 0 86 49
2011-08-30 NYY L 7.0 7 5 4 4 3 1 119 44
2011-08-06 NYY W 6.0 6 3 3 2 5 0 115 51
2011-04-08 NYY W 5.0 7 6 6 2 2 1 91 29
2010-10-03 NYY W 7.2 6 3 2 2 10 1 118 65
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   32-16   Road:   27-23   ExtrInn: 5-4 
 vsRHP:  40-28   vsLHP:  19-11   1-Run:  13-9 
 vsEast: 24-15   vsCntrl:13-11   vsWest: 15-11 IL: 7-2 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 98 Fri, Jul 19   NYY  W   4-2       59-39  1st  2.5 up
 97 Sun, Jul 14  @OAK  L   2-3 (11)  58-39  1st  2.5 up
 96 Sat, Jul 13  @OAK  L   0-3       58-38  1st  3.5 up
 95 Fri, Jul 12  @OAK  W   4-2       58-37  1st  4.5 up
 94 Thu, Jul 11  @SEA  W   8-7 (10)  57-37  1st  3.5 up
 93 Wed, Jul 10  @SEA  W  11-4       56-37  1st  3.5 up
 92 Tue, Jul  9  @SEA  W  11-8       55-37  1st  3.5 up
 91 Mon, Jul  8  @SEA  L   4-11      54-37  1st  3.5 up
 90 Sun, Jul  7  @LAA  L   0-3       54-36  1st  4.5 up
 89 Sat, Jul  6  @LAA  L   7-9 (11)  54-35  1st  5.0 up
 Last 10: 5-5    Last 20:14-6    Last 30:18-12
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Fri, Jul 19, 2013 BOS  4  NYY  2        W:Felix Doubront (7-3), L: Andy Pettitte (7-7), S: Koji Uehara (9)
Sun, Jun 02, 2013 BOS  3 @NYY  0  (6)   W:Clay Buchholz (8-0), L: Hiroki Kuroda (6-4), S: none
Sat, Jun 01, 2013 BOS 11 @NYY  1        W:Felix Doubront (4-2), L: Phil Hughes (2-4), S: none
Fri, May 31, 2013 NYY  4  BOS  1        W:CC Sabathia (5-4), L: Jon Lester (6-2), S: Mariano Rivera (19)
Thu, Apr 04, 2013 NYY  4  BOS  2        W:Andy Pettitte (1-0), L: Ryan Dempster (0-1), S: Mariano Rivera (1)
Wed, Apr 03, 2013 BOS  7 @NYY  4        W:Clay Buchholz (1-0), L: Hiroki Kuroda (0-1), S: Joel Hanrahan (1)
Mon, Apr 01, 2013 BOS  8 @NYY  2        W:Jon Lester (1-0), L: CC Sabathia (0-1), S: none

Wed, Oct 03, 2012 NYY 14  BOS  2        W:Hiroki Kuroda (16-11), L: Daisuke Matsuzaka (1-7), S: none
Tue, Oct 02, 2012 NYY  4  BOS  3 (12)   W:Derek Lowe (9-11), L: Andrew Miller (3-2), S: none
Mon, Oct 01, 2012 NYY 10  BOS  2        W:CC Sabathia (15-6), L: Clay Buchholz (11-8), S: none
Season Series: 2013 - BOS over 5-2; 2012 - NYY won 13-5; 2011 - BOS won 12-6; All-Time - NYY leads 1147-964

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 2013 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
Yankees Batters (3.91 RS/G) vs. RedSox Pitchers (4.17 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 41.Lackey
G/S/vB
54.Beato
G/S/vB
32.Breslow*
G/S/vB
65.De La Torre
G/S/vB
36.Tazawa
G/S/vB
38.Thornton*
G/S/vB
19.Uehara
G/S/vB
67.Workman
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
45.Almonte# G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 95/67 .261/.305/.341/.646 .481/.715 .636 85/.534 3/1 1/0
24.Cano* G/S/vP 47/.804 5/.400 17/.694 ··· 6/1.500 15/.350 6/.833 ··· 413/261 .303/.387/.532/.920 .787/.997 1.010 92/1.158 6/1 21/2
61.Cruz G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 2/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 175/126 .148/.192/.185/.377 .343/.390 .314 47/.466 0/0 1/5
11.Gardner* G/S/vP 23/.824 ··· 5/.000 ··· 2/.000 1/2.000 4/.000 ··· 399/263 .270/.338/.420/.758 .753/.761 .791 83/.673 15/6 7/3
40.Gonzalez G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 60/41 .193/.217/.281/.497 .433/.527 .536 25/.280 0/0 1/1
33.Hafner* G/S/vP 37/.661 ··· 6/.733 ··· 1/2.000 27/.713 5/.200 ··· 277/221 .218/.314/.407/.721 .704/.725 .666 63/.613 2/0 12/
39.Lillibridge G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 5/.650 ··· 3/.000 ··· 28/17 .037/.071/.037/.108 .000/.180 .067 4/.250 0/0 0/1
26.Nunez G/S/vP 3/.000 1/.000 3/.666 ··· 2/1.000 ··· 2/.000 ··· 129/89 .207/.276/.261/.537 .288/.648 .275 34/.461 2/1 0/5
55.Overbay* G/S/vP 24/.851 ··· 4/1.250 ··· 1/.000 6/.833 4/.000 ··· 317/225 .252/.307/.438/.745 .571/.816 .653 83/.766 0/0 11/3
53.Romine G/S/vP 2/1.000 ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 80/61 .158/.179/.211/.390 .368/.397 .081 19/.541 1/0 0/0
19.Stewart G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 200/140 .243/.316/.312/.628 .524/.670 .585 57/.607 4/0 3/1
31.Suzuki* G/S/vP 108/.725 2/.000 14/.858 ··· 4/.500 19/.684 8/.875 ··· 346/236 .283/.320/.391/.711 .819/.659 .643 89/.874 13/3 6/2
12.Wells G/S/vP 40/.520 ··· 5/.600 ··· 2/.000 3/.666 7/.572 ··· 326/205 .239/.279/.370/.650 .758/.586 .748 55/.698 4/3 10/0
IP 100.1 3.0 33.0 7.0 42.1 28.2 43.1 8.1 TOTAL .242/.307/.375/.682 .648/.698 .675 .678 62/15 88/39
ERA-K/9 2.78/8.3 0.00/6.0 2.73/5.2 7.71/11.6 2.98/10.0 4.08/6.6 1.66/12.7 5.40/9.8 3.88/8.5

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Romine (12-3-1)
 Stewart (16-11-5)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 413/.236 13/.231 137/.266 33/.269 174/.272 121/.250 163/.157 31/.200 .249  Wells
 Suzuki
 Gardner
 Almonte
 Overbay
 Gonzalez
 Cruz
 Lillibridge
66/0/8/6
9/10/78/4
0/91/0/2
23/0/0/0
0/0/4/0
1/0/1/0
1/0/0/0
0/0/1/0
OPS .681 .462 .721 .924 .764 .743 .504 .726 .730
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 235/.593 7/.286 55/.800 16/1.199 87/.776 58/.617 89/.349 22/.561 .704
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 178/.794 6/.667 82/.665 17/.694 87/.750 63/.859 74/.689 9/1.111 .752
Home 163/.596 10/.600 71/.831 5/1.350 83/.771 62/.784 77/.600 /
Last 28d days 114/.656 5/.400 51/.953 11/1.170 40/.896 23/.634 46/.308 31/.726
HR/SB/CS 14/19/4 0/0/0 2/0/1 1/1/1 6/1/2 4/4/1 5/1/1 2/0/1 109/69/23
Usage ·······X ········ o····X·· ········ o·····X· ·····X·· o····X·o ·····X··
RedSox Batters (5.12 RS/G) vs. Yankees Pitchers (3.95 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 18.Kuroda
G/S/vB
62.Chamberlain
G/S/vB
38.Claiborne
G/S/vB
27.Kelley
G/S/vB
48.Logan*
G/S/vB
42.Rivera
G/S/vB
30.Robertson
G/S/vB
43.Warren
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
37.Carp* G/S/vP 9/.555 2/2.000 1/2.000 ··· 4/2.250 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 149/129 .303/.369/.606/.975 .618/1.034 1.057 29/.649 0/0 8/2
2.Ellsbury* G/S/vP 17/.791 27/.305 ··· 1/.000 12/1.227 13/.350 14/.517 3/.666 423/274 .308/.371/.432/.803 .685/.866 .809 89/1.013 36/3 4/3
5.Gomes G/S/vP 9/.111 1/2.000 1/.000 2/.000 5/1.800 11/1.045 1/.000 2/.000 207/100 .242/.333/.427/.760 .785/.734 .828 43/1.006 0/0 7/0
26.Holt* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 38/34 .290/.333/.290/.624 .667/.619 .000 38/.624 1/0 0/1
10.Iglesias G/S/vP 6/1.166 2/.000 1/.000 2/2.000 1/2.000 ··· 1/.000 4/1.500 202/137 .366/.416/.459/.875 1.011/.811 .871 85/.613 2/1 1/3
20.Lavarnway G/S/vP 9/.347 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 2/.000 ··· 42/24 .243/.310/.351/.661 .863/.492 1.111 29/.618 0/0 0/0
12.Napoli G/S/vP 10/.733 8/1.225 2/.000 7/1.572 1/.000 5/.000 5/1.350 4/1.000 371/265 .257/.342/.443/.786 .694/.822 .739 77/.741 1/1 11/5
29.Nava# G/S/vP 15/.884 2/.000 1/2.000 2/.500 3/1.000 ··· 6/.167 5/2.100 368/272 .287/.372/.427/.799 .613/.866 .833 81/.735 0/2 10/2
34.Ortiz* G/S/vP 9/1.834 22/.814 1/3.000 1/.000 17/.753 30/.936 11/.637 2/.500 335/220 .320/.403/.612/1.015 .767/1.152 .990 85/1.053 3/0 19/0
15.Pedroia G/S/vP 19/1.141 25/1.333 2/.000 3/.000 7/1.514 15/.358 19/1.009 4/.500 436/309 .316/.394/.434/.829 .925/.790 1.008 96/.923 13/4 6/1
39.Saltalamacchia# G/S/vP 15/.833 8/1.357 1/.000 2/.000 11/.455 4/.250 5/.400 4/.750 290/218 .263/.338/.448/.786 .626/.836 .882 64/.752 0/1 8/5
23.Snyder G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 27/11 .231/.259/.423/.682 1.063/.091 .722 27/.682 0/0 1/1
18.Victorino# G/S/vP 17/.753 2/2.000 ··· 2/1.500 2/.000 2/.000 ··· 2/.000 271/178 .287/.335/.401/.735 .708/.743 .733 75/.728 11/2 4/2
IP 118.2 23.1 30.2 34.2 25.1 34.1 38.1 43.2 TOTAL .277/.350/.444/.793 .726/.825 .836 .816 73/16 100/52
ERA-K/9 2.65/6.4 5.40/9.7 2.35/7.0 3.63/13.2 2.13/12.5 1.83/8.4 2.11/12.0 3.09/7.2 3.75/8.0

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Lavarnway (8-5-1)
 Saltalamacchia (46-10-5)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 475/.227 112/.302 125/.239 143/.202 103/.247 144/.265 150/.180 183/.259 .255  Victorino
 Nava
 Ellsbury
 Gomes
 Carp
0/2/63/6
40/1/47/4
0/89/0/3
51/0/3/3
25/0/2/0
OPS .628 .835 .633 .660 .693 .651 .529 .717 .714
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 275/.689 54/.738 66/.747 67/.673 60/.694 76/.621 82/.387 98/.862 .725
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 200/.547 58/.907 59/.507 76/.649 43/.691 68/.685 68/.703 85/.556 .705
Road 228/.660 37/.785 59/.570 85/.678 51/.836 65/.818 75/.522 70/.473
Last 28d days 99/.695 34/.860 38/.833 29/.572 22/.561 27/.719 27/.377 29/.806
HR/SB/CS 12/3/3 4/6/1 2/1/0 5/0/1 4/0/1 2/1/0 3/4/1 5/0/0 102/30/16
Usage ·······X ·····Xo· o····o·X o·····o· o····o·X ·······o ·······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.