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Game Preview: BOS @ MIN, 8:10pm, Tuesday, May 13, 2014 @Target Field

Red Sox, 19-18, 19-18 2nd, 1½ GB, ½ GB in WC

SP: Felix Doubront (26, LHP, 1-3, 5.09)

2014 Gamelogs / 2014 Splits / vs. MIN Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2014 (1-3) 35.1 40 25 20 15 24 5 5.09
2013 (11-6) 162.1 161 84 78 71 139 13 4.32
2012 (11-10) 161.0 162 95 87 71 167 24 4.86
Last 7 GS 1-3 35.1 40 25 20 15 24 5 5.09 44
2014-05-06 CIN ND 5.1 5 1 1 3 3 0 97 54
2014-05-01 TBR ND 6.0 5 4 3 1 5 2 106 52
2014-04-24 NYY L 2.2 6 7 3 2 1 1 73 25
2014-04-19 BAL ND 6.2 5 2 2 2 7 0 107 61
2014-04-13 @NYY L 6.2 7 3 3 3 2 1 101 47
2014-04-08 TEX L 2.2 6 5 5 3 2 1 59 25
2014-04-03 @BAL W 5.1 6 3 3 1 4 0 76 47
Last 5 v.MIN 0-0 5.0 8 5 5 4 2 0 9.00 29
2012-08-03 MIN ND 5.0 8 5 5 4 2 0 97 29
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   10-11   Road:    9-7    ExtrInn: 2-2 
 vsRHP:   9-14   vsLHP:  10-4    1-Run:   5-8 
 vsEast:  9-11   vsCntrl: 2-1    vsWest:  6-3  IL: 2-3 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 37 Sun, May 11  @TEX  W   5-2       19-18  3rd  2.0 gb
 36 Sat, May 10  @TEX  W   8-3       18-18  3rd  3.0 gb
 35 Fri, May  9  @TEX  L   0-8       17-18  4th  3.0 gb
 34 Wed, May  7   CIN  W   4-3       17-17  3rd  1.5 gb
 33 Tue, May  6   CIN  W   4-3 (12)  16-17  3rd  1.5 gb
 32 Sun, May  4   OAK  L   2-3 (10)  15-17  3rd  2.0 gb
 31 Sat, May  3   OAK  W   6-3       15-16  3rd  2.0 gb
 30 Fri, May  2   OAK  W   7-1       14-16  3rd  2.5 gb
 29 Thu, May  1   TBR  L   5-6       13-16  4th  3.0 gb
 28 Thu, May  1   TBR  L   1-2       13-15  4th  3.0 gb
 Last 10: 6-4    Last 20:12-8    Last 30:16-14
Twins, 17-19, 17-19 3rd, 6 GB, 2 GB in WC

SP: Ricky Nolasco (31, RHP, 2-3, 5.64)

2014 Gamelogs / 2014 Splits / vs. BOS Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2014 (2-3) 44.2 58 28 28 11 28 7 5.64
2013 (13-11) 199.1 195 90 82 46 165 17 3.70
2012 (12-13) 191.0 214 100 95 47 125 18 4.48
Last 7 GS 2-3 44.2 58 28 28 11 28 7 5.64 44
2014-05-07 @CLE ND 6.0 6 3 3 1 9 1 96 56
2014-05-02 BAL L 9.0 9 3 3 1 6 1 110 62
2014-04-24 @TBR W 6.0 10 6 6 2 1 1 96 27
2014-04-18 @KCR L 5.2 11 5 5 0 3 1 108 30
2014-04-12 KCR W 8.0 5 1 1 1 4 0 106 71
2014-04-06 @CLE ND 4.0 7 5 5 4 1 1 91 25
2014-03-31 @CHW L 6.0 10 5 5 2 4 2 93 34
Last 5 v.BOS 2-2 22.1 17 14 13 2 16 3 5.24 52
2013-08-23 BOS W 8.0 2 0 0 0 6 0 101 84
2012-06-20 @BOS L 3.1 9 9 9 1 1 1 64 6
2012-06-13 BOS L 6.0 5 4 3 1 4 1 75 51
2009-06-18 @BOS W 5.0 1 1 1 0 5 1 74 66
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:    8-9    Road:    9-10   ExtrInn: 2-3 
 vsRHP:  11-14   vsLHP:   6-5    1-Run:   5-4 
 vsEast:  6-3    vsCntrl:11-10   vsWest:  0-3  IL: 0-3 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 36 Sun, May 11  @DET  W   4-3       17-19  4th  5.5 gb
 35 Sat, May 10  @DET  L   3-9       16-19  4th  6.5 gb
 34 Fri, May  9  @DET  W   2-1       16-18  4th  5.5 gb
 33 Thu, May  8  @CLE  L   4-9       15-18  4th  6.5 gb
 32 Wed, May  7  @CLE  L   3-4       15-17  4th  6.5 gb
 31 Tue, May  6  @CLE  L   2-4       15-16  3rd  5.5 gb
 30 Mon, May  5  @CLE  W   1-0 (10)  15-15  2nd  4.5 gb
 29 Sun, May  4   BAL  W   5-2       14-15  2nd  4.5 gb
 28 Sat, May  3   BAL  W   6-1       13-15  3rd  4.5 gb
 27 Fri, May  2   BAL  L   0-3       12-15  4th  4.5 gb
 Last 10: 5-5    Last 20: 9-11   Last 30:14-16
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Sun, May 19, 2013 BOS  5 @MIN  1        W:John Lackey (2-4), L: Pedro Hernandez (2-1), S: none
Sat, May 18, 2013 BOS 12 @MIN  5        W:Craig Breslow (1-0), L: Scott Diamond (3-4), S: none
Fri, May 17, 2013 BOS  3 @MIN  2 (10)   W:Alex Wilson (1-0), L: Josh Roenicke (1-1), S: Koji Uehara (1)
Thu, May 09, 2013 MIN  5 @BOS  3        W:Kevin Correia (4-2), L: John Lackey (1-3), S: Glen Perkins (8)
Wed, May 08, 2013 MIN 15 @BOS  8        W:Ryan Pressly (1-0), L: Allen Webster (0-1), S: none
Tue, May 07, 2013 MIN  6 @BOS  1        W:Scott Diamond (3-2), L: Ryan Dempster (2-3), S: none
Mon, May 06, 2013 BOS  6  MIN  5 (11)   W:Clayton Mortensen (1-2), L: Jared Burton (0-1), S: none
Sun, Aug 05, 2012 BOS  6  MIN  4        W:Franklin Morales (3-2), L: Nick Blackburn (4-7), S: Alfredo Aceves (23)
Sat, Aug 04, 2012 MIN  6 @BOS  4        W:Alex Burnett (4-3), L: Alfredo Aceves (2-7), S: Jared Burton (5)
Fri, Aug 03, 2012 MIN  6 @BOS  5 (10)   W:Jeff Gray (6-1), L: Vicente Padilla (4-1), S: Jared Burton (4)
Season Series: 2014 -  0-0; 2013 - BOS won 4-3; 2012 - BOS won 4-3; All-Time - BOS leads 958-925

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 2014 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
Red Sox Batters (4.16 RS/G) vs. Twins Pitchers (4.92 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 47.Nolasco
G/S/vB
61.Burton
G/S/vB
52.Duensing*
G/S/vB
50.Fien
G/S/vB
54.Guerrier
G/S/vB
15.Perkins*
G/S/vB
51.Swarzak
G/S/vB
56.Thielbar*
G/S/vB
59.Tonkin
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
2.Bogaerts G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 144/95 .252/.361/.333/.694 .924/.581 .780 87/.724 1/2 1/4
25.Bradley* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 128/82 .218/.328/.327/.655 .624/.672 .656 87/.644 3/0 0/0
37.Carp* G/S/vP ··· 2/.000 3/.666 ··· ··· 2/1.000 5/.650 ··· ··· 40/35 .250/.325/.333/.658 .400/.698 .686 26/.748 0/1 0/0
5.Gomes G/S/vP 3/.000 3/2.000 6/1.500 3/.000 4/.000 4/.500 1/.000 ··· ··· 94/48 .225/.319/.400/.719 .831/.612 .569 60/.748 0/0 3/2
10.Herrera# G/S/vP 10/.985 ··· ··· ··· 4/.250 ··· ··· ··· ··· 46/35 .184/.279/.184/.463 .311/.510 .345 21/.347 0/2 0/1
16.Middlebrooks G/S/vP 6/.000 5/.400 4/.000 3/.000 ··· ··· 2/1.000 ··· ··· 68/45 .211/.338/.368/.707 .729/.694 .705 53/.658 0/0 2/2
12.Napoli G/S/vP ··· 5/.400 11/.364 2/1.000 5/1.600 2/1.000 16/.683 ··· ··· 152/107 .274/.408/.460/.868 .830/.878 .832 91/.840 0/1 5/2
34.Ortiz* G/S/vP 10/.871 2/1.000 5/.000 1/.000 5/3.050 11/.909 6/1.667 ··· ··· 154/94 .267/.370/.481/.851 .992/.766 .829 96/.949 0/0 7/
15.Pedroia G/S/vP 8/.500 2/2.500 6/1.167 4/1.750 4/1.000 9/.347 6/.167 ··· ··· 169/114 .289/.361/.421/.782 .911/.723 .766 114/.916 2/4 2/1
40.Pierzynski* G/S/vP 3/1.000 4/1.833 17/.544 4/.833 21/.200 15/.276 6/.833 1/.000 ··· 111/80 .277/.318/.396/.714 .354/.843 .624 71/.706 0/0 3/2
3.Ross G/S/vP 2/1.500 2/2.500 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 41/17 .162/.244/.378/.622 .883/.294 .663 27/.639 0/1 2/3
38.Sizemore* G/S/vP ··· 2/no AB 5/.000 ··· 14/1.198 9/.666 3/2.667 ··· ··· 108/81 .227/.296/.361/.657 .671/.652 .592 66/.516 2/0 2/0
18.Victorino G/S/vP 43/.390 4/.750 2/.000 1/.000 3/1.333 3/1.000 3/.000 ··· ··· 63/42 .273/.323/.364/.686 .844/.610 .455 63/.686 1/0 0/0
IP 44.2 14.1 16.0 15.1 1.0 16.1 20.0 10.2 9.2 TOTAL .244/.337/.378/.714 .745/.699 .672 .737 11/11 29/25
ERA-K/9 5.64/5.6 6.28/5.7 1.69/3.4 2.35/5.9 9.00/0.0 3.31/12.7 5.40/4.5 1.69/5.0 4.66/6.5 4.66/5.8

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Pierzynski (12-7-2)
 Ross (10-1-1)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 195/.320 62/.250 61/.232 58/.200 5/.400 66/.194 89/.284 42/.222 44/.278 .276  Bradley
 Sizemore
 Carp
 Victorino
 Gomes
1/29/6/3
15/10/3/3
6/0/0/0
0/0/13/0
23/0/4/0
OPS .893 .816 .660 .483 1.000 .550 .756 .595 .829 .755
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 98/.983 28/.756 24/.594 25/.683 4/1.250 15/.467 39/.796 20/.411 13/1.417 .745
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 97/.807 34/.857 37/.699 33/.338 1/.000 51/.576 50/.724 22/.789 31/.542 .765
Home 66/.627 27/1.181 27/.948 22/.409 / 23/.492 45/.641 14/.286 24/.875
Last 28d days 115/.886 37/.579 40/.878 36/.371 5/1.000 38/.474 56/.706 20/.275 31/.879
HR/SB/CS 7/1/0 3/1/0 2/0/1 0/0/0 0/0/0 1/0/0 0/0/0 1/0/0 2/3/0 31/19/2
Usage ·····X·· ·oo··o·· ····oX·o ·o·o·o·· ····X··· ·o·X···o ··X·o··· ····X··X ··o·o···
Twins Batters (4.67 RS/G) vs. Red Sox Pitchers (4.27 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 22.Doubront*
G/S/vB
35.Badenhop
G/S/vB
32.Breslow*
G/S/vB
55.Capuano*
G/S/vB
30.Miller*
G/S/vB
54.Mujica
G/S/vB
36.Tazawa
G/S/vB
19.Uehara
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
20.Colabello G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 150/110 .250/.300/.407/.707 .767/.686 .648 98/.638 0/2 4/2
2.Dozier G/S/vP 2/.000 2/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 175/124 .238/.366/.441/.806 .707/.849 .941 112/.825 12/2 9/3
5.Escobar# G/S/vP ··· 1/no AB 1/.000 3/.666 ··· ··· 1/.000 1/.000 68/51 .333/.358/.524/.882 .607/.976 .895 57/.952 1/1 1/1
32.Hicks# G/S/vP 3/1.167 1/3.000 3/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 99/61 .160/.303/.235/.538 .691/.442 .525 46/.519 2/1 1/1
13.Kubel* G/S/vP ··· 2/1.000 5/.933 12/.606 1/.000 4/.500 1/2.000 5/1.200 129/93 .267/.341/.362/.703 .618/.736 .812 81/.527 0/0 1/0
7.Mauer* G/S/vP 6/1.417 1/no AB 11/.955 10/1.000 9/.333 2/1.500 1/2.000 2/.000 143/87 .298/.399/.372/.771 .661/.844 .859 81/.793 1/0 2/0
9.Nunez G/S/vP 12/1.545 2/.000 4/1.000 2/.000 1/.000 ··· 4/.500 4/.000 17/13 .286/.375/.286/.661 .500/.717 .833 17/.661 1/0 0/0
27.Parmelee* G/S/vP ··· 2/2.500 ··· ··· 2/.000 ··· 1/.000 1/.000 12/8 .333/.333/.333/.667 1.000/.500 12/.667 0/1 0/1
43.Pinto G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 116/76 .240/.362/.427/.789 .648/.859 .667 82/.766 0/0 5/3
24.Plouffe G/S/vP 3/1.334 1/.000 4/.833 ··· 1/.000 ··· 2/1.000 1/.000 158/116 .239/.329/.377/.706 .694/.710 .699 97/.601 0/0 1/2
39.Santana# G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 20/17 .421/.450/.579/1.029 1.333/.974 20/1.029 0/0 0/0
8.Suzuki G/S/vP 2/1.000 3/.000 ··· 2/.000 2/.000 4/.500 ··· 4/.000 119/87 .300/.381/.400/.781 .875/.741 .684 75/.860 0/0 1/2
IP 35.1 21.0 10.0 17.2 16.0 11.0 15.0 15.2 TOTAL .244/.332/.365/.697 .657/.714 .697 .687 27/8 25/22
ERA-K/9 5.09/6.1 3.00/4.7 4.50/6.3 2.55/8.6 1.69/12.9 8.18/5.7 3.00/7.8 1.15/13.8 3.68/8.5

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Pinto (8-0-2)
 Suzuki (11-2-0)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 163/.274 86/.295 45/.289 73/.227 63/.158 53/.333 64/.279 62/.224 .257  Hicks
 Colabello
 Escobar
 Parmelee
 Kubel
 Santana
 Nunez
0/26/0/3
0/0/16/2
2/1/0/2
0/0/3/0
26/0/3/0
0/1/0/0
2/0/0/0
OPS .818 .790 .728 .636 .415 .885 .674 .607 .716
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 51/.940 40/.871 20/.789 29/.528 24/.304 27/.828 29/.809 31/.237 .697
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 112/.763 46/.721 25/.675 44/.709 39/.481 26/.940 35/.560 31/.973 .731
Road 51/.780 18/1.150 14/.462 35/.481 26/.525 15/.343 31/.742 22/.591
Last 28d days 95/.746 52/.540 39/.774 49/.768 45/.360 35/.871 35/.769 43/.720
HR/SB/CS 5/5/0 1/0/1 0/0/0 1/0/0 0/0/0 1/3/0 1/0/0 2/0/1 31/22/8
Usage ······X· ··X··oo· ···X·oo· ···X·o·· ·oo···X· ···o···· ··o···X· ·o···oo·

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.