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Game Preview: BOS @ MIN, 1:10pm, Thursday, May 15, 2014 @Target Field

Red Sox, 20-19, 20-19 2nd, ½ GB, 1 GB in WC

SP: Clay Buchholz (29, RHP, 2-3, 6.44)

2014 Gamelogs / 2014 Splits / vs. MIN Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2014 (2-3) 36.1 52 29 26 11 27 4 6.44
2013 (12-1) 108.1 75 23 21 36 96 4 1.74
2012 (11-8) 189.1 187 104 96 64 129 25 4.56
Last 7 GS 2-3 36.1 52 29 26 11 27 4 6.44 40
2014-05-09 @TEX L 4.1 10 6 6 2 3 0 96 20
2014-05-02 OAK W 6.1 3 1 1 3 5 0 110 65
2014-04-26 @TOR W 7.0 6 3 3 3 3 0 105 53
2014-04-21 BAL L 2.1 7 6 6 1 1 0 55 19
2014-04-16 @CHW ND 6.0 6 3 2 2 6 1 109 54
2014-04-10 @NYY L 6.0 7 4 2 0 6 1 94 52
2014-04-05 MIL ND 4.1 13 6 6 0 3 2 72 16
Last 5 v.MIN 2-0 30.1 30 12 11 10 29 1 3.26 55
2013-05-17 @MIN ND 7.0 4 2 2 3 9 1 110 67
2013-05-06 MIN ND 6.0 7 4 4 2 9 0 116 49
2012-08-04 MIN ND 7.0 7 1 0 1 3 0 103 63
2012-04-25 @MIN W 5.1 10 5 5 3 2 0 107 27
2011-05-07 MIN W 5.0 2 0 0 1 6 0 61 68
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   10-11   Road:   10-8    ExtrInn: 2-2 
 vsRHP:  10-15   vsLHP:  10-4    1-Run:   5-8 
 vsEast:  9-11   vsCntrl: 3-2    vsWest:  6-3  IL: 2-3 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 39 Wed, May 14  @MIN  W   9-4       20-19  2nd  0.5 gb
 38 Tue, May 13  @MIN  L   6-8       19-19  2nd  1.5 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
 Last 10: 7-3    Last 20:11-9    Last 30:16-14
Twins, 18-20, 18-20 3rd, 7 GB, 2½ GB in WC

SP: Phil Hughes (28, RHP, 4-1, 3.92)

2014 Gamelogs / 2014 Splits / vs. BOS Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2014 (4-1) 41.1 47 19 18 6 32 4 3.92
2013 (4-14) 145.2 170 91 84 42 121 24 5.19
2012 (16-13) 191.1 196 101 89 46 165 35 4.19
Last 7 GS 4-1 41.1 47 19 18 6 32 4 3.92 51
2014-05-09 @DET W 7.0 8 0 0 0 3 0 86 64
2014-05-04 BAL W 6.1 6 2 2 0 3 1 94 56
2014-04-26 DET W 7.0 4 2 1 0 6 0 105 69
2014-04-20 @KCR W 6.0 9 3 3 1 3 1 96 44
2014-04-15 TOR L 5.0 8 4 4 1 7 0 87 41
2014-04-09 OAK ND 5.0 5 4 4 3 3 0 104 41
2014-04-03 @CHW ND 5.0 7 4 4 1 7 2 97 43
Last 5 v.BOS 3-2 31.0 31 17 11 6 26 5 3.19 53
2013-06-01 BOS L 4.1 7 5 5 2 7 1 100 34
2012-09-13 @BOS W 7.1 5 0 0 1 7 0 95 74
2012-08-17 BOS W 7.0 4 4 0 1 4 1 106 64
2012-07-27 BOS W 7.0 5 3 3 1 5 3 110 59
2012-07-07 @BOS L 5.1 10 5 3 1 3 0 97 34
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:    9-10   Road:    9-10   ExtrInn: 2-3 
 vsRHP:  12-14   vsLHP:   6-6    1-Run:   5-4 
 vsEast:  7-4    vsCntrl:11-10   vsWest:  0-3  IL: 0-3 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 38 Wed, May 14   BOS  L   4-9       18-20  3rd  7.0 gb
 37 Tue, May 13   BOS  W   8-6       18-19  3rd  6.0 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
 Last 10: 5-5    Last 20: 9-11   Last 30:15-15
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Wed, May 14, 2014 BOS  9 @MIN  4        W:Felix Doubront (2-3), L: Kevin Correia (1-5), S: none
Tue, May 13, 2014 MIN  8  BOS  6        W:Glen Perkins (1-0), L: Andrew Miller (1-1), S: none

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)
Season Series: 2014 - tied 1-1; 2013 - BOS won 4-3; 2012 - BOS won 4-3; All-Time - BOS leads 959-926

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 (4.33 RS/G) vs. Twins Pitchers (5.05 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 45.Hughes
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 ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/no AB ··· 2/.000 153/104 .260/.366/.359/.725 .924/.635 .833 85/.701 1/2 1/4
25.Bradley* G/S/vP 2/1.500 1/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/2.000 136/90 .212/.316/.314/.630 .624/.632 .603 84/.622 3/0 0/0
37.Carp* G/S/vP 13/1.515 2/.000 3/.666 ··· ··· 2/1.000 5/.650 ··· 1/.000 41/36 .243/.317/.324/.641 .400/.677 .646 25/.638 0/1 0/0
5.Gomes G/S/vP 3/.000 3/2.000 6/1.500 3/.000 5/.200 4/.500 1/.000 ··· ··· 95/49 .225/.326/.400/.726 .831/.627 .585 51/.811 0/0 3/2
10.Herrera# G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· 4/.250 ··· ··· ··· ··· 46/35 .184/.279/.184/.463 .311/.510 .345 17/.220 0/2 0/1
16.Middlebrooks G/S/vP 4/.000 6/.334 4/.000 3/.000 1/.000 ··· 3/.666 ··· 1/.000 76/53 .200/.316/.338/.654 .729/.620 .608 61/.600 0/0 2/2
12.Napoli G/S/vP 9/1.778 5/.400 12/.432 2/1.000 6/1.333 3/.666 16/.683 1/.000 ··· 161/113 .265/.398/.447/.844 .801/.856 .783 96/.804 0/1 5/2
34.Ortiz* G/S/vP 27/1.299 2/1.000 6/.334 1/.000 5/3.050 12/.833 7/1.429 1/5.000 1/.000 164/101 .305/.396/.596/.992 1.067/.948 1.133 95/1.256 0/0 11/
15.Pedroia G/S/vP 30/.976 2/2.500 6/1.167 4/1.750 4/1.000 10/.311 7/.453 ··· 2/2.000 179/123 .286/.358/.410/.767 .893/.713 .735 112/.909 2/4 2/1
40.Pierzynski* G/S/vP 18/.334 4/1.833 17/.544 4/.833 22/.190 15/.276 6/.833 3/.000 1/3.000 120/87 .264/.303/.382/.684 .330/.808 .577 73/.723 0/0 3/2
3.Ross G/S/vP 3/2.334 2/2.500 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 41/17 .162/.244/.378/.622 .883/.294 .663 23/.494 0/1 2/3
38.Sizemore* G/S/vP 6/.000 2/no AB 5/.000 ··· 15/1.114 9/.666 3/2.667 1/.000 1/no AB 116/88 .243/.319/.379/.698 .646/.714 .694 67/.635 2/0 2/0
18.Victorino G/S/vP 1/2.000 4/.750 2/.000 1/.000 3/1.333 4/1.250 4/.000 ··· 2/1.000 73/51 .292/.333/.400/.733 .902/.664 .628 73/.733 1/0 0/0
IP 41.1 15.1 16.0 15.1 3.0 17.1 21.0 12.0 11.1 TOTAL .248/.338/.390/.728 .751/.717 .706 .773 11/11 33/26
ERA-K/9 3.92/7.0 5.87/6.5 1.69/3.4 2.35/5.9 3.00/0.0 3.12/13.0 5.14/5.1 2.25/6.0 6.35/6.4 4.73/5.9

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Pierzynski (12-7-3)
 Ross (10-1-1)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 174/.283 65/.236 63/.246 58/.200 12/.182 70/.197 95/.279 47/.220 56/.304 .277  Bradley
 Sizemore
 Carp
 Victorino
 Gomes
1/31/6/3
17/10/3/3
6/0/0/0
0/0/15/0
24/0/4/0
OPS .744 .775 .694 .483 .523 .547 .743 .646 .867 .765
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 74/.539 29/.727 25/.655 25/.683 7/.714 16/.438 41/.755 24/.556 18/1.408 .768
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 100/.890 36/.806 38/.718 33/.338 5/.200 54/.581 54/.733 23/.749 38/.585 .762
Home 95/.651 30/1.042 29/1.011 22/.409 7/.143 27/.493 51/.629 19/.474 36/.917
Last 28d days 105/.636 40/.532 42/.921 32/.355 12/.523 39/.513 59/.728 25/.446 43/.915
HR/SB/CS 4/2/0 3/1/0 2/0/1 0/0/0 0/0/0 1/0/0 0/0/0 2/0/0 2/3/0 35/19/2
Usage ·····X·· ·o·oo··o ·o····oX ···o·o·o Xo····X· ·o·o·X·· X···X·o· oo····X· XX··o·o·
Twins Batters (4.74 RS/G) vs. Red Sox Pitchers (4.36 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 11.Buchholz
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 ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· 152/111 .246/.296/.401/.697 .747/.679 .629 91/.510 0/2 4/2
2.Dozier G/S/vP 10/.311 3/.333 ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/2.000 2/.000 ··· 185/130 .243/.368/.441/.808 .691/.861 .929 112/.790 12/2 9/3
5.Escobar# G/S/vP 3/.000 2/.000 2/.000 4/.500 ··· ··· 1/.000 1/.000 76/54 .324/.347/.507/.854 .606/.957 .836 62/.956 1/1 1/1
32.Hicks# G/S/vP 6/.833 1/3.000 3/.000 ··· 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 103/62 .167/.311/.238/.549 .724/.435 .550 43/.590 2/1 1/1
13.Kubel* G/S/vP 5/.000 2/1.000 5/.933 13/.658 1/.000 4/.500 1/2.000 5/1.200 133/96 .261/.338/.353/.691 .637/.712 .785 76/.508 0/0 1/0
7.Mauer* G/S/vP 15/1.082 2/.500 11/.955 11/1.090 9/.333 2/1.500 2/1.000 2/.000 152/92 .295/.388/.364/.752 .655/.818 .817 80/.755 1/0 2/0
9.Nunez G/S/vP 3/1.167 3/.666 5/.800 3/.000 1/.000 ··· 4/.500 4/.000 25/16 .318/.375/.455/.830 .444/1.082 1.053 20/.824 1/0 1/1
27.Parmelee* G/S/vP 9/.730 3/2.667 1/.000 1/2.000 3/1.666 1/.000 1/.000 1/.000 22/12 .350/.409/.500/.909 1.100/.717 1.250 22/.909 0/1 1/1
43.Pinto G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 120/77 .240/.358/.420/.778 .649/.846 .656 77/.729 0/0 5/3
24.Plouffe G/S/vP 11/.382 2/.000 4/.833 1/no AB 2/.000 1/5.000 2/1.000 1/.000 168/121 .252/.339/.415/.754 .714/.770 .797 101/.689 0/0 2/3
39.Santana# G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/no AB 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 24/19 .381/.458/.524/.982 1.100/.950 .500 24/.982 0/0 0/0
8.Suzuki G/S/vP 12/1.083 4/.000 ··· 3/.000 3/.666 4/.500 ··· 4/.000 128/91 .312/.386/.404/.789 .864/.754 .716 79/.850 0/0 1/2
IP 36.1 22.2 11.0 19.1 16.2 12.0 16.0 15.2 TOTAL .248/.335/.372/.706 .666/.725 .717 .689 27/8 28/24
ERA-K/9 6.44/6.7 2.78/4.8 4.09/7.4 2.33/8.9 2.70/13.5 9.00/6.8 2.81/7.3 1.15/13.8 3.77/8.4

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

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 171/.329 94/.286 49/.268 82/.233 67/.180 58/.340 66/.270 62/.224 .260  Hicks
 Colabello
 Escobar
 Parmelee
 Kubel
 Santana
 Nunez
0/27/0/3
0/0/16/2
2/1/0/2
0/0/5/0
27/0/3/0
0/2/0/0
3/0/0/0
OPS .843 .773 .692 .647 .501 .933 .653 .607 .724
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 100/.717 43/.840 21/.749 32/.648 25/.513 29/.767 30/.782 31/.237 .698
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 71/1.011 51/.717 28/.643 50/.646 42/.495 29/1.098 36/.544 31/.973 .745
Road 105/.748 26/.988 18/.423 44/.532 30/.704 20/.618 33/.697 22/.591
Last 28d days 94/.753 59/.552 39/.754 49/.876 42/.507 35/.977 35/.769 39/.744
HR/SB/CS 4/1/2 1/0/1 0/0/0 1/0/0 1/0/0 2/3/0 1/0/0 2/0/1 34/22/8
Usage ·····X·· X···X··o ·X···X·o ·X···X·o ·X·oo··· X····o·· ·o··o··· ···o···o

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.