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Game Preview: NYY @ BOS, 4:05pm, Saturday, August 17, 2013 @Fenway Park

Yankees, 63-58, 63-58 4th, 7½ GB, 6½ GB in WC

SP: Hiroki Kuroda (38, RHP, 11-7, 2.33)

2013 Gamelogs / 2013 Splits / vs. BOS Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2013 (11-7) 154.2 129 41 40 29 110 12 2.33
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 4-1 48.0 37 5 5 8 35 0 0.94 67
2013-08-12 LAA W 8.0 3 0 0 1 7 0 107 82
2013-08-06 @CHW L 7.0 9 3 3 1 4 0 116 50
2013-07-31 @LAD ND 7.0 5 0 0 1 8 0 103 74
2013-07-25 @TEX W 7.0 6 0 0 1 3 0 100 67
2013-07-20 @BOS W 7.0 5 2 2 1 4 0 104 62
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
Last 5 v.BOS 2-2 27.0 32 12 12 4 20 3 4.00 51
2013-07-20 @BOS W 7.0 5 2 2 1 4 0 104 62
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
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   34-27   Road:   29-31   ExtrInn: 4-5 
 vsRHP:  41-41   vsLHP:  22-17   1-Run:  21-14
 vsEast: 23-21   vsCntrl:19-11   vsWest: 14-16 IL: 7-10

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
121 Fri, Aug 16  @BOS  W  10-3       63-58  4th  7.5 gb
120 Thu, Aug 15   LAA  L   4-8       62-58  4th  8.5 gb
119 Wed, Aug 14   LAA  W  11-3       62-57  4th  8.5 gb
118 Tue, Aug 13   LAA  W  14-7       61-57  4th  9.5 gb
117 Mon, Aug 12   LAA  W   2-1       60-57  4th  9.5 gb
116 Sun, Aug 11   DET  W   5-4       59-57  4th 10.0 gb
115 Sat, Aug 10   DET  L   3-9       58-57  4th 11.0 gb
114 Fri, Aug  9   DET  W   4-3 (10)  58-56  4th 10.0 gb
113 Wed, Aug  7  @CHW  L   5-6 (12)  57-56  4th 11.5 gb
112 Tue, Aug  6  @CHW  L   2-3       57-55  4th 10.5 gb
 Last 10: 6-4    Last 20:10-10   Last 30:14-16
RedSox, 72-52, 72-52 1st, 1 up

SP: John Lackey (34, RHP, 7-10, 3.32)

2013 Gamelogs / 2013 Splits / vs. NYY Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2013 (7-10) 133.0 133 55 49 29 123 18 3.32
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 1-5 46.2 50 22 22 11 44 7 4.24 53
2013-08-11 @KCR L 7.0 7 4 4 2 5 1 111 50
2013-08-05 @HOU L 6.0 8 2 2 2 10 0 113 56
2013-07-31 SEA ND 7.0 8 3 3 1 6 0 95 54
2013-07-26 @BAL L 6.1 9 5 5 1 2 3 105 36
2013-07-20 NYY L 6.1 10 4 4 0 7 0 97 44
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
Last 5 v.NYY 2-2 30.1 35 22 20 11 21 2 5.93 43
2013-07-20 NYY L 6.1 10 4 4 0 7 0 97 44
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
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   39-22   Road:   33-30   ExtrInn: 8-5 
 vsRHP:  50-34   vsLHP:  22-18   1-Run:  16-14
 vsEast: 29-23   vsCntrl:14-14   vsWest: 20-12 IL: 9-3 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
124 Fri, Aug 16   NYY  L   3-10      72-52  1st  1.0 up
123 Thu, Aug 15  @TOR  L   1-2       72-51  1st  2.0 up
122 Wed, Aug 14  @TOR  L   3-4 (10)  72-50  1st  3.0 up
121 Tue, Aug 13  @TOR  W   4-2 (11)  72-49  1st  4.0 up
120 Sun, Aug 11  @KCR  L   3-4       71-49  1st  3.0 up
119 Sat, Aug 10  @KCR  W   5-3       71-48  1st  3.0 up
118 Fri, Aug  9  @KCR  L   6-9       70-48  1st  2.0 up
117 Thu, Aug  8  @KCR  L   1-5       70-47  1st  2.0 up
116 Wed, Aug  7  @HOU  W   7-5       70-46  1st  2.5 up
115 Tue, Aug  6  @HOU  W  15-10      69-46  1st  1.5 up
 Last 10: 4-6    Last 20:11-9    Last 30:15-15
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Fri, Aug 16, 2013 NYY 10 @BOS  3        W:Andy Pettitte (8-9), L: Felix Doubront (8-6), S: none
Sun, Jul 21, 2013 BOS  8  NYY  7 (11)   W:Pedro Beato (1-0), L: Adam Warren (1-1), S: none
Sat, Jul 20, 2013 NYY  5 @BOS  2        W:Hiroki Kuroda (9-6), L: John Lackey (7-7), S: Mariano Rivera (31)
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
Season Series: 2013 - BOS over 6-4; 2012 - NYY won 13-5; 2011 - BOS won 12-6; All-Time - NYY leads 1149-965

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 (3.98 RS/G) vs. RedSox Pitchers (4.19 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 41.Lackey
G/S/vB
32.Breslow*
G/S/vB
66.Britton*
G/S/vB
62.De La Rosa
G/S/vB
56.Morales*
G/S/vB
36.Tazawa
G/S/vB
19.Uehara
G/S/vB
67.Workman
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
24.Cano* G/S/vP 50/.753 18/.771 3/.833 1/.000 9/.476 6/1.500 6/.833 ··· 520/323 .300/.385/.498/.882 .772/.951 .902 102/.753 7/1 22/3
11.Gardner* G/S/vP 27/.927 5/.000 2/.500 1/2.000 2/.000 3/.333 4/.000 ··· 508/335 .272/.339/.406/.745 .705/.765 .749 104/.671 21/7 8/3
14.Granderson* G/S/vP 31/.964 14/.368 1/.000 ··· 7/1.914 5/.000 6/.334 ··· 86/61 .282/.407/.451/.858 .675/.912 .756 55/.943 3/0 3/0
17.Nix G/S/vP 9/.222 5/.200 ··· ··· 4/1.250 2/2.500 1/.000 ··· 292/182 .231/.295/.296/.591 .641/.561 .688 24/.426 11/1 2/7
26.Nunez G/S/vP 6/1.333 4/1.000 ··· 1/.000 3/.666 2/1.000 3/.000 ··· 222/156 .239/.292/.335/.627 .670/.609 .674 89/.686 5/3 1/10
55.Overbay* G/S/vP 27/.990 5/1.000 1/.000 ··· 3/.000 1/.000 4/.000 ··· 403/289 .250/.301/.419/.720 .550/.787 .620 82/.564 0/0 13/3
39.Reynolds G/S/vP 12/.432 4/1.750 1/2.000 1/.000 15/.350 3/1.000 2/.000 ··· 389/259 .218/.308/.382/.691 .780/.647 .725 33/.756 3/0 16/9
13.Rodriguez G/S/vP 71/.824 8/1.833 1/2.000 2/.500 2/1.000 10/.700 5/1.800 ··· 45/26 .300/.378/.425/.803 .885/.742 .807 45/.803 1/1 1/1
53.Romine G/S/vP 2/1.000 ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· 115/82 .210/.259/.305/.564 .515/.584 .471 35/.993 1/0 1/1
12.Soriano G/S/vP 33/.315 1/.000 1/2.000 1/no AB 5/.400 ··· ··· ··· 462/300 .265/.299/.501/.800 .889/.752 .698 93/.920 12/6 25/5
19.Stewart G/S/vP 3/.000 ··· 1/2.000 1/2.000 3/.000 2/1.000 1/.000 ··· 261/185 .228/.301/.285/.586 .553/.599 .561 57/.475 4/0 3/1
31.Suzuki* G/S/vP 111/.704 15/.934 3/.666 1/.000 7/.000 5/.400 8/.875 ··· 433/298 .274/.309/.363/.672 .821/.603 .606 82/.553 17/3 6/2
22.Wells G/S/vP 43/.531 6/.733 ··· 4/1.000 1/.000 2/.000 7/.572 ··· 386/237 .243/.288/.374/.662 .790/.582 .743 56/.747 5/3 11/0
IP 133.0 43.2 14.0 4.2 14.0 56.1 54.2 29.1 TOTAL .245/.309/.375/.684 .680/.685 .663 .686 84/22 108/51
ERA-K/9 3.32/8.3 2.27/4.9 3.86/9.0 3.86/5.7 6.43/7.1 2.56/9.4 1.32/12.3 4.60/9.5 3.87/8.3

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Romine (19-6-3)
 Stewart (29-13-6)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 554/.257 178/.253 56/.300 19/.235 64/.264 230/.257 201/.147 124/.283 .254  Soriano
 Wells
 Suzuki
 Gardner
 Granderson
 Overbay
100/0/0/11
71/0/12/8
9/10/98/5
0/116/0/4
8/5/9/1
0/0/4/0
OPS .719 .686 .719 .904 .825 .729 .458 .779 .729
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 324/.645 74/.850 30/.653 8/.250 20/.476 111/.727 108/.334 76/.740 .693
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 230/.820 104/.567 26/.786 11/1.455 44/.987 119/.730 93/.603 48/.840 .760
Home 219/.643 92/.823 35/.676 10/.650 18/.829 105/.746 100/.511 51/.624
Last 28d days 113/.815 41/.552 54/.740 19/.904 6/.167 56/.620 38/.267 93/.796
HR/SB/CS 18/29/5 2/0/2 1/3/1 2/1/0 2/0/1 8/2/2 5/1/1 4/5/2 132/102/30
Usage ·····X·· ·X·o··oo X····X·X Xo······ X······· ·o·X··X· ···X··o· ··X···X·
RedSox Batters (4.97 RS/G) vs. Yankees Pitchers (4.02 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 18.Kuroda
G/S/vB
62.Chamberlain
G/S/vB
60.Huff*
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 12/.833 2/2.000 2/1.500 1/.000 4/2.250 2/1.000 1/.000 ··· 185/162 .307/.368/.560/.928 .759/.953 .967 32/.613 0/0 8/2
7.Drew* G/S/vP 32/.658 2/2.000 ··· 2/.000 4/.000 2/1.000 1/.000 2/2.500 368/246 .251/.334/.430/.765 .605/.846 .843 103/.883 3/0 9/5
2.Ellsbury* G/S/vP 20/.668 27/.305 4/.000 2/.000 12/1.227 13/.350 17/.544 3/.666 544/343 .295/.356/.424/.779 .637/.860 .771 117/.722 44/4 7/3
5.Gomes G/S/vP 12/.267 2/1.000 8/.625 3/.000 5/1.800 12/.944 1/.000 2/.000 273/129 .238/.341/.429/.769 .730/.812 .751 62/.811 0/0 10/1
26.Holt* G/S/vP ··· 1/no AB ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 72/60 .203/.275/.237/.513 .384/.536 .576 34/.391 1/0 0/2
20.Lavarnway G/S/vP 9/.347 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 2/.000 ··· 65/38 .283/.323/.383/.706 .719/.695 .895 23/.783 0/0 0/1
16.Middlebrooks G/S/vP 4/.000 1/.000 ··· 3/1.167 ··· 1/.000 1/2.000 2/.000 239/163 .211/.252/.399/.651 .711/.623 .559 23/.978 0/1 9/8
12.Napoli G/S/vP 10/.733 9/1.500 8/1.625 7/1.572 1/.000 5/.000 6/1.100 5/1.800 469/329 .246/.337/.438/.775 .761/.781 .785 98/.733 1/1 15/5
29.Nava# G/S/vP 18/.801 2/.000 ··· 2/.500 3/1.000 ··· 7/.453 5/2.100 409/303 .289/.374/.426/.800 .653/.852 .824 37/.803 0/2 10/3
34.Ortiz* G/S/vP 12/1.667 22/.814 8/.661 1/.000 17/.753 31/.904 13/.641 3/.333 448/287 .323/.404/.577/.981 .727/1.133 .900 109/.877 4/0 23/0
15.Pedroia G/S/vP 22/.980 25/1.333 6/.533 3/.000 7/1.514 15/.358 22/.959 5/.400 558/387 .295/.375/.406/.780 .890/.732 .909 118/.631 16/5 8/4
39.Saltalamacchia# G/S/vP 18/.690 9/1.194 ··· 3/.000 12/.417 5/.200 5/.400 4/.750 373/265 .267/.335/.451/.786 .590/.864 .855 79/.828 0/1 10/6
18.Victorino# G/S/vP 17/.753 2/2.000 ··· 3/1.000 2/.000 2/.000 2/1.000 2/.000 390/228 .277/.328/.398/.726 .756/.710 .788 119/.706 17/3 7/3
IP 154.2 31.2 4.1 47.0 33.1 44.1 50.2 56.0 TOTAL .273/.346/.434/.780 .713/.814 .810 .737 93/19 126/70
ERA-K/9 2.33/6.4 4.83/8.5 12.46/12.6 3.45/12.4 2.97/12.2 2.44/8.3 1.78/10.7 3.54/7.1 3.80/7.8

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Lavarnway (19-6-5)
 Saltalamacchia (68-16-5)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 609/.226 150/.298 22/.421 193/.201 138/.246 184/.257 199/.201 238/.266 .261  Victorino
 Gomes
 Nava
 Ellsbury
 Carp
0/3/87/8
72/0/4/5
49/1/50/4
0/114/0/3
33/0/2/0
OPS .603 .841 .974 .648 .723 .682 .561 .768 .725
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 347/.655 73/.685 11/.586 83/.686 74/.714 98/.618 109/.485 129/.894 .719
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 262/.535 77/.966 11/1.336 110/.620 64/.732 86/.754 90/.653 109/.621 .730
Road 335/.627 62/.763 7/.829 115/.670 68/.840 90/.687 104/.523 95/.628
Last 28d days 107/.514 38/.856 1/.000 50/.613 35/.816 36/.821 46/.653 55/.944
HR/SB/CS 12/3/5 6/7/1 0/0/1 6/1/1 6/3/1 5/2/0 4/6/1 8/1/0 128/50/21
Usage ····X··· Xo·o··X· o······· oo·X·X·o ·X··oX·o ·····X·X o···XX·o ·X····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.