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Game Preview: BOS @ BAL, 7:05pm, Thursday, September 6, 2007 @Oriole Park at Camden Yards

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Boston Red Sox, 84-56, 1st, 6 up

SP: Tim Wakefield (40, RHP, 16-10, 4.16)

   2007 Gamelogs / 2007 Splits / vs. BAL Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2007 (16-10)          164.1 152  79  76  57  98 15    4.16      
 2006 (7-11)           140   135  80  72  51  90 19    4.63      
 2005 (16-12)          225.1 210 113 104  68 151 35    4.15      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         6-1  45.1  34  15  14  15  33  0    2.78   59 
 2007-08-25    CHW   W   7     3   0   0   3   6  0     112   74 
 2007-08-20    TBD   W   7     4   0   0   1   5  0      77   73 
 2007-08-13    TBD   W   8     2   0   0   2   6  0     100   82 
 2007-08-07    LAA   L   4     7   7   6   3   2  0      80   21 
 2007-08-02    BAL   W   7     6   3   3   1   5  0      94   57 
 2007-07-27    TBD   W   6     6   1   1   3   7  0     101   60 
 2007-07-22    CHW   W   6.1   6   4   4   2   2  0      96   45 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.BAL      2-2  31    36  17  16  10  19  3    4.65   47 
 2007-08-02    BAL   W   7     6   3   3   1   5  0      94   57 
 2006-09-30    BAL  ND   6     5   3   3   2   3  0      86   51 
 2006-09-13    BAL   L   5    10   4   3   2   2  1      79   33 
 2006-05-17    BAL   L   7     8   4   4   3   6  1     110   48 
 2006-05-06    BAL   W   6     7   3   3   2   3  1     100   47 
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   44-25   Road:   40-31   ExtrInn: 2-5 
 vsRHP:  61-35   vsLHP:  23-21   1-Run:  19-21
 vsEast: 34-22   vsCntrl:20-11   vsWest: 18-17 IL:12-6 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
140 Wed, Sep  5   TOR  L   4-6       84-56  1st  6.0 up
139 Tue, Sep  4   TOR  W   5-3       84-55  1st  7.0 up
138 Mon, Sep  3   TOR  W  13-10      83-55  1st  7.0 up
137 Sun, Sep  2   BAL  W   3-2       82-55  1st  6.0 up
136 Sat, Sep  1   BAL  W  10-0       81-55  1st  5.0 up
135 Fri, Aug 31   BAL  L   8-9       80-55  1st  5.0 up
134 Thu, Aug 30  @NYY  L   0-5       80-54  1st  5.0 up
133 Wed, Aug 29  @NYY  L   3-4       80-53  1st  6.0 up
132 Tue, Aug 28  @NYY  L   3-5       80-52  1st  7.0 up
131 Sun, Aug 26  @CHW  W  11-1       80-51  1st  7.5 up
 Last 10: 5-5    Last 20:12-8    Last 30:17-13
Baltimore Orioles, 60-78, 4th, 23 GB, 17 GB in WC

SP: Garrett Olson (23, LHP, 1-3, 7.22)

   2007 Gamelogs / 2007 Splits / vs. BOS Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2007 (1-3)             28.2  37  23  23  26  25  3    7.22      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         1-3  28.2  37  23  23  26  25  3    7.22   38 
 2007-09-01    BOS   L   5.1   7   4   4   5   4  0     104   37 
 2007-08-22    TEX  ND   5     5   6   6   3   6  0     107   36 
 2007-08-17    TOR   L   2.2   6   5   5   4   1  1      74   23 
 2007-08-11    BOS   L   6.1   8   4   4   6   6  0     115   41 
 2007-07-15    CHW   W   5     6   2   2   3   4  2      92   48 
 2007-07-04    CHW  ND   4.1   5   2   2   5   4  0      87   44 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.BOS      0-2  11.2  15   8   8  11  10  0    6.17   39 
 2007-09-01    BOS   L   5.1   7   4   4   5   4  0     104   37 
 2007-08-11    BOS   L   6.1   8   4   4   6   6  0     115   41 
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   30-37   Road:   30-41   ExtrInn: 7-7 
 vsRHP:  41-56   vsLHP:  19-22   1-Run:  11-26
 vsEast: 29-27   vsCntrl:15-19   vsWest: 10-20 IL: 6-12

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
138 Wed, Sep  5  @TBD  L   2-17      60-78  4th 23.0 gb
137 Tue, Sep  4  @TBD  W   8-4       60-77  4th 23.0 gb
136 Mon, Sep  3  @TBD  L   7-9       59-77  4th 23.0 gb
135 Sun, Sep  2  @BOS  L   2-3       59-76  4th 22.0 gb
134 Sat, Sep  1  @BOS  L   0-10      59-75  4th 21.0 gb
133 Fri, Aug 31  @BOS  W   9-8       59-74  4th 20.0 gb
132 Thu, Aug 30   TBD  L   6-8       58-74  4th 21.0 gb
131 Wed, Aug 29   TBD  L   4-5 (12)  58-73  4th 21.0 gb
130 Tue, Aug 28   TBD  L   8-15      58-72  4th 21.0 gb
129 Sun, Aug 26   MIN  L   3-11      58-71  4th 21.0 gb
 Last 10: 2-8    Last 20: 5-15   Last 30: 9-21
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Sun, Sep 02, 2007 BOS  3  BAL  2    W:Jon Lester (3-0), L: Daniel Cabrera (9-14), S: Jonathan Papelbon (31)
Sat, Sep 01, 2007 BOS 10  BAL  0    W:Clay Buchholz (2-0), L: Garrett Olson (1-3), S: none
Fri, Aug 31, 2007 BAL  9 @BOS  8    W:Kurt Birkins (1-1), L: Julian Tavarez (7-10), S: Danys Baez (3)
Sun, Aug 12, 2007 BAL  6  BOS  3 (10)   W:Chad Bradford (1-4), L: Kyle Snyder (2-3), S: none
Sat, Aug 11, 2007 BOS  6 @BAL  2    W:Josh Beckett (15-5), L: Garrett Olson (1-1), S: Jonathan Papelbon (27)
Fri, Aug 10, 2007 BAL  6  BOS  5    W:James Hoey (1-0), L: Hideki Okajima (3-1), S: none
Thu, Aug 02, 2007 BOS  7  BAL  4    W:Tim Wakefield (13-9), L: Rob Bell (3-2), S: none
Wed, Aug 01, 2007 BOS  5  BAL  4    W:Javier Lopez (2-1), L: John Parrish (2-2), S: Jonathan Papelbon (24)
Tue, Jul 31, 2007 BAL  5 @BOS  3    W:Erik Bedard (11-4), L: Josh Beckett (13-5), S: Jamie Walker (4)
Sun, May 13, 2007 BOS  6  BAL  5    W:J.C. Romero (1-0), L: Chris Ray (3-3), S: none
Season Series: 2007 - BOS leads 9-5; 2006 - BOS won 15-3; 2005 - BOS won 10-8; All-Time - BOS leads 1101-910

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 2007 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

Stat

Best

Middle

Worst

RS/G

NYY  5.89

BAL  4.62

WSN  3.98

RA/G

BOS  3.99

KCR  4.76

TBD  5.90

BA

J. Keppinger  .356

M. Cabrera  .293

J. LaRue  .145

OBP

B. Bonds  .483

J. Reyes  .365

J. LaRue  .241

SLG

A. Rodriguez  .651

S. Hatteberg  .474

N. Punto  .254

OPS

A. Rodriguez  1.069

B. Phillips  .830

J. LaRue  .518

ERA

J. Peavy  2.43

I. Snell  4.01

A. Eaton  6.28

K/9IP

E. Bedard  10.93

G. Meche  6.37

S. Trachsel  2.94

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Boston Red Sox Batters (5.34 RS/G) vs. Baltimore Orioles Pitchers (5.14 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 57.Olson*
G/S/vB
28.Baez
G/S/vB
30.Bell
G/S/vB
25.Birkins*
G/S/vB
53.Bradford
G/S/vB
56.Burres*
G/S/vB
Cabrera
G/S/vB
38.Cherry
G/S/vB
12.Hoey
G/S/vB
52.Leicester
G/S/vB
32.Walker*
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
36.Cash G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 5/1.400 2/.000 2/1.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 22/8 .118/.318/.176/.495 .381/.700 .913 22/.495 0/0 0/1
11.Clayton G/S/vP ··· 12/.733 8/.500 ··· 5/.400 1/2.000 2/1.500 ··· ··· 2/1.000 2/1.000 210/147 .254/.304/.344/.648 .633/.655 .675 / 2/1 1/7
13.Cora* G/S/vP ··· 3/1.667 1/2.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 2/.000 3/.000 212/188 .245/.298/.378/.675 .467/.704 .761 38/.500 1/1 2/4
41.Corey G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· / /// / / / /
10.Crisp# G/S/vP 6/.000 4/2.000 7/1.286 1/2.000 5/1.350 6/.533 2/.000 ··· 1/2.000 1/no AB 10/.900 532/378 .266/.330/.380/.710 .726/.703 .668 97/.572 22/5 5/1
7.Drew* G/S/vP 3/1.667 ··· 6/1.900 ··· 4/.833 1/3.000 ··· ··· 2/.500 2/.500 5/.400 472/352 .254/.354/.381/.734 .630/.771 .739 87/.707 2/2 7/6
46.Ellsbury* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/3.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 40/33 .429/.475/.743/1.218 .619/1.343 22/1.500 3/0 2/0
12.Hinske* G/S/vP ··· 11/.586 17/1.162 1/.000 6/.834 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 12/.606 172/153 .217/.343/.427/.770 .868/.757 .588 37/.830 3/0 5/3
32.Kielty# G/S/vP 3/1.334 7/.400 8/.375 2/.000 1/no AB 1/.000 3/2.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· 6/.533 74/25 .262/.311/.338/.649 .619/.697 .853 34/.820 0/0 1/0
25.Lowell G/S/vP 6/1.100 5/.650 12/1.600 3/1.167 7/.286 5/1.100 ··· 1/3.000 3/.000 6/.167 1/.000 561/397 .329/.383/.512/.895 .899/.893 .802 114/1.020 3/2 18/15
23.Lugo G/S/vP 6/1.167 7/.714 5/.400 4/1.833 9/.444 4/1.250 5/.000 1/3.000 1/.000 1/2.000 3/.000 550/390 .239/.297/.348/.645 .676/.632 .523 99/.757 28/6 6/17
28.Mirabelli G/S/vP ··· 4/.000 6/1.500 1/.000 3/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 3/.667 117/99 .212/.293/.385/.678 .694/.675 .673 5/.900 0/0 5/1
44.Moss* G/S/vP 3/1.167 ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 15/10 .154/.267/.154/.421 .650/.311 .393 7/.452 0/0 0/0
34.Ortiz* G/S/vP 7/1.171 18/1.083 22/1.559 3/1.667 2/.000 7/.821 ··· 1/no AB 1/no AB 3/.333 14/1.643 574/386 .317/.432/.573/1.005 .791/1.114 .995 115/1.061 3/0 26/0
15.Pedroia G/S/vP 7/.762 3/.000 2/1.500 1/2.000 2/2.000 3/.666 2/.500 1/.000 ··· 3/1.000 1/.000 486/321 .329/.396/.451/.848 .845/.849 .769 100/.851 5/1 6/5
24.Ramirez G/S/vP 3/.333 21/.538 21/1.381 2/.500 15/1.266 5/.650 ··· ··· 1/.000 1/no AB 5/2.000 548/388 .292/.385/.495/.880 1.092/.796 .871 71/.750 0/0 20/2
33.Varitek# G/S/vP 6/.750 11/1.205 15/1.015 1/.000 19/1.079 6/.500 1/no AB ··· 3/1.000 1/no AB 13/.581 445/314 .262/.364/.415/.779 .800/.771 .746 83/.868 1/1 13/6
20.Youkilis G/S/vP 7/.429 4/.250 2/.000 2/.000 4/1.167 6/.900 1/.000 1/5.000 1/.000 2/2.000 1/.000 571/407 .288/.391/.461/.851 .825/.862 .894 109/.738 3/2 16/3
IP 28.2 47.0 36.0 22.0 55.0 97.1 35.2 17.1 12.1 5.0 51.0 TOTAL .279/.362/.441/.803 .800/.804 .773 74/21 138/73
ERA-K/9 7.22/7.8 6.32/5.6 7.75/5.0 8.18/7.4 3.60/4.4 5.92/7.6 6.06/10.6 4.67/8.8 12.41/7.3 12.60/5.4 3.00/6.2 4.97/7.0

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Cash (3-2-0)
 Mirabelli (31-9-5)
 Varitek (54-17-3)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 144/.327 214/.257 176/.338 106/.333 247/.296 451/.282 167/.289 79/.235 63/.313 25/.235 219/.258 .263  Ramirez
 Crisp
 Drew
 Moss
 Hinske
 Kielty
 Ellsbury
115/0/0/8
0/129/0/5
0/3/114/2
5/0/2/1
23/0/12/1
6/1/13/1
9/5/0/0
OPS .920 .806 .971 .896 .676 .812 .925 .770 .944 .711 .659 .754
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 24/.817 87/.980 71/1.065 36/.913 73/.778 121/.899 72/1.230 21/.646 23/1.345 12/.364 106/.656 .816
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 120/.942 127/.690 105/.909 70/.887 174/.635 330/.780 95/.715 58/.808 40/.723 13/.916 113/.663 .716
Home 77/.883 121/.790 98/.937 43/.971 134/.775 206/.762 99/.826 51/.636 44/.946 2/.000 116/.690 .764
Last 28d days 100/.909 47/1.046 71/1.221 39/.667 49/.853 84/1.092 10/1.067 13/1.262 57/.921 14/.558 41/.915
HR/SB/CS 3/3/1 7/5/0 7/5/0 2/1/0 0/3/1 12/10/5 8/4/3 2/1/0 2/2/0 0/1/0 3/2/1 137/91/27
Usage ····X··· ·o···o·X X······X ··X··X·o ·o···o·X X·X·X·X· X······· ··X·X··· ··X···X· ·X·X·oo· ·o·X·o·o
Baltimore Orioles Batters (4.62 RS/G) vs. Boston Red Sox Pitchers (3.99 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 49.Wakefield
G/S/vB
17.Delcarmen
G/S/vB
83.Gagne
G/S/vB
46.Hansack
G/S/vB
48.Lopez*
G/S/vB
37.Okajima*
G/S/vB
58.Papelbon
G/S/vB
39.Snyder
G/S/vB
50.Timlin
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
9.Bako* G/S/vP 3/1.167 ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 1/2.000 ··· 6/.666 166/139 .209/.285/.264/.548 .499/.558 .555 21/.343 0/1 1/4
3.Bynum* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 68/52 .277/.309/.492/.801 .842/.788 .600 18/.667 5/1 2/1
12.Fahey* G/S/vP 4/.000 ··· 1/2.000 1/.000 ··· ··· 2/1.500 ··· 1/.000 43/36 .220/.256/.293/.548 .000/.658 .742 3/.000 1/1 0/0
2.Hernandez G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 41/26 .308/.325/.359/.684 .742/.654 .842 3/.000 1/0 0/1
55.Hernandez G/S/vP 35/.994 3/1.167 5/.000 ··· 2/3.000 2/.000 4/.500 14/.557 12/1.017 343/248 .245/.327/.374/.701 .729/.690 .745 75/.542 1/2 8/7
40.House G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 20/11 .158/.200/.316/.516 .222/.773 .100 20/.516 0/0 1/0
19.Huff* G/S/vP 49/.559 3/.333 3/2.000 ··· 5/.800 3/.000 3/.000 5/.900 18/.745 519/390 .273/.324/.438/.762 .813/.745 .794 99/1.012 0/0 15/4
21.Markakis* G/S/vP 12/.166 5/1.300 2/2.000 ··· 4/.000 5/.700 3/.000 4/.500 7/1.286 606/419 .294/.360/.463/.823 .783/.841 .824 116/.928 16/6 16/1
15.Millar G/S/vP 21/1.471 3/.000 10/.000 ··· 2/.500 3/.666 3/.000 7/2.571 7/1.238 466/320 .262/.373/.430/.803 .730/.837 .841 103/.770 0/1 14/1
Molina G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 22/10 .053/.095/.053/.148 .091/.211 .310 1/.000 0/0 0/0
43.Moore* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 12/12 .000/.000/.000/.000 /.000 .000 7/.000 0/0 0/0
6.Mora G/S/vP 49/.867 5/.650 4/.833 2/.000 ··· 2/1.000 5/.000 4/.750 21/.838 447/333 .266/.335/.420/.755 .760/.753 .738 96/.583 8/2 13/10
17.Patterson* G/S/vP 12/.166 2/.000 4/.750 2/.000 7/.286 4/1.167 4/.250 5/1.850 6/.000 503/346 .269/.304/.386/.690 .795/.644 .825 109/.686 37/9 8/3
16.Payton G/S/vP 11/.191 3/.000 8/.500 ··· 3/.000 3/.666 3/.666 5/1.000 5/.000 405/285 .255/.295/.360/.655 .763/.610 .622 66/.612 4/2 5/6
13.Redman* G/S/vP ··· 1/2.000 5/.600 ··· 6/.167 ··· ··· ··· 2/.000 39/32 .324/.359/.432/.791 .143/.922 .757 39/.791 2/1 0/0
1.Roberts# G/S/vP 38/.454 2/.500 4/.750 2/.000 6/.334 3/1.000 5/.400 6/1.500 14/.721 619/429 .298/.386/.443/.829 .726/.871 .836 117/.665 40/7 10/6
10.Tejada G/S/vP 72/.918 3/1.167 6/1.700 2/.000 1/.000 3/1.666 3/.333 16/.625 28/.769 470/348 .307/.362/.468/.831 .964/.784 .893 111/1.015 2/1 17/13
IP 164.1 34.2 43.1 4.2 35.2 65.1 50.1 49.1 46.2 TOTAL .271/.334/.410/.744 .757/.740 .766 118/36 119/69
ERA-K/9 4.16/5.4 2.60/8.6 3.74/8.7 7.71/5.7 3.28/5.0 1.79/8.0 1.61/13.4 3.65/6.4 3.47/4.2 3.79/7.1

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Bako (27-5-7)
 Hernandez (54-18-7)
 House (1-0-1)
 Molina (2-0-1)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 685/.247 142/.198 183/.246 26/.318 153/.244 255/.190 194/.137 217/.230 187/.243 .247  Markakis
 Patterson
 Payton
 Bynum
 Millar
 Fahey
 Redman
0/0/138/10
0/132/0/8
107/17/4/3
14/4/0/0
3/0/0/0
3/0/0/0
9/5/0/0
OPS .705 .632 .671 1.150 .686 .516 .445 .703 .692 .700
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 299/.680 60/.672 86/.578 16/1.152 80/.748 87/.548 108/.360 90/.623 78/.535 .686
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 386/.724 82/.603 97/.755 10/1.150 73/.615 168/.498 86/.549 127/.761 109/.801 .713
Road 336/.660 74/.506 83/.599 6/1.000 75/.655 131/.495 92/.329 89/.712 103/.734 .679
Last 28d days 78/.331 49/.795 35/1.022 / 21/.802 48/.845 33/.155 27/.954 43/.654
HR/SB/CS 15/32/7 4/2/2 3/1/0 2/0/0 1/0/1 4/4/0 4/4/0 5/5/2 7/1/2 122/88/28
Usage ········ o·X··X·· ········ ········ ··oo·X·o X·XX··X· ·oXo·o·· ·····Xo· ··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.

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