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Game Preview: TOR @ BOS, 7:05pm, Monday, September 3, 2007 @Fenway Park II

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Toronto Blue Jays, 70-66, 3rd, 11½ GB, 5½ GB in WC

SP: Jesse Litsch (22, RHP, 5-6, 3.40)

   2007 Gamelogs / 2007 Splits / vs. BOS Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2007 (5-6)             79.1  84  39  30  26  33  8    3.40      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         3-2  43.2  40  19  12  11  21  3    2.47   54 
 2007-08-28    OAK  ND   6     4   2   2   1   3  0      98   58 
 2007-08-23    LAA   W   6.1   6   3   2   2   2  1     102   51 
 2007-08-18    BAL   L   6     6   5   2   1   4  1     104   49 
 2007-08-13    KCR   L   6.2   6   5   2   2   2  1     102   48 
 2007-08-06    NYY  ND   5     6   3   3   3   4  0      92   44 
 2007-07-31    TBD   W   6.2   7   0   0   1   2  0      95   61 
 2007-07-25    MIN   W   7     5   1   1   1   4  0      84   66 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.BOS      1-0   6.2   9   1   1   1   2  0    1.35   53 
 2007-07-15    BOS   W   6.2   9   1   1   1   2  0      94   53 
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   42-27   Road:   28-39   ExtrInn: 7-7 
 vsRHP:  48-51   vsLHP:  22-15   1-Run:  25-21
 vsEast: 23-24   vsCntrl:19-17   vsWest: 18-17 IL:10-8 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
136 Sun, Sep  2   SEA  W   6-4       70-66  3rd 11.5 gb
135 Sat, Sep  1   SEA  W   2-1       69-66  3rd 11.5 gb
134 Fri, Aug 31   SEA  W   7-5       68-66  3rd 11.5 gb
133 Wed, Aug 29  @OAK  L   4-5 (11)  67-66  3rd 13.0 gb
132 Tue, Aug 28  @OAK  W   5-4       67-65  3rd 13.0 gb
131 Mon, Aug 27  @OAK  W   6-2 (12)  66-65  3rd 14.0 gb
130 Sun, Aug 26  @LAA  L   1-3       65-65  3rd 14.5 gb
129 Sat, Aug 25  @LAA  W   9-2       65-64  3rd 13.5 gb
128 Fri, Aug 24  @LAA  L   0-3       64-64  3rd 13.5 gb
127 Thu, Aug 23  @LAA  W   5-4       64-63  3rd 12.0 gb
 Last 10: 7-3    Last 20:11-9    Last 30:17-13
Boston Red Sox, 82-55, 1st, 6 up

SP: Daisuke Matsuzaka (26, RHP, 13-11, 3.88)

   2007 Gamelogs / 2007 Splits / vs. TOR Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2007 (13-11)          176.1 159  76  76  66 174 20    3.88      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         2-4  45.2  38  18  18  20  43  6    3.55   57 
 2007-08-28    NYY   L   6.1   6   5   5   3   2  2     110   40 
 2007-08-22    TBD   L   6     2   2   2   4   8  1     111   64 
 2007-08-15    TBD   L   6     8   6   6   3   5  0     101   34 
 2007-08-10    BAL  ND   7     4   1   1   4   7  0     113   68 
 2007-08-04    SEA   W   7     6   2   2   2  10  2     113   65 
 2007-07-29    TBD   L   6.1   8   2   2   1   6  1     113   54 
 2007-07-24    CLE   W   7     4   0   0   3   5  0      98   71 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.TOR      2-1  19    17   7   7   8  20  3    3.32   57 
 2007-07-14    TOR   W   6     9   4   4   2   2  2     110   38 
 2007-05-09    TOR   W   7     5   1   1   3   8  1     108   68 
 2007-04-17    TOR   L   6     3   2   2   3  10  0     105   65 
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   42-24   Road:   40-31   ExtrInn: 2-5 
 vsRHP:  59-34   vsLHP:  23-21   1-Run:  19-21
 vsEast: 32-21   vsCntrl:20-11   vsWest: 18-17 IL:12-6 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
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
130 Sat, Aug 25  @CHW  W  14-2       79-51  1st  6.5 up
129 Fri, Aug 24  @CHW  W  10-1       78-51  1st  6.5 up
128 Fri, Aug 24  @CHW  W  11-3       77-51  1st  6.5 up
 Last 10: 6-4    Last 20:12-8    Last 30:17-13
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Sun, Jul 15, 2007 TOR  2 @BOS  1    W:Jesse Litsch (2-3), L: Josh Beckett (12-3), S: Jeremy Accardo (13)
Sat, Jul 14, 2007 BOS  9  TOR  4    W:Daisuke Matsuzaka (11-6), L: Dustin McGowan (5-5), S: none
Fri, Jul 13, 2007 TOR  6 @BOS  5    W:Shaun Marcum (5-3), L: Kyle Snyder (1-2), S: Jeremy Accardo (12)
Thu, Jul 12, 2007 BOS  7  TOR  4    W:Tim Wakefield (10-8), L: Roy Halladay (10-4), S: Jonathan Papelbon (21)
Thu, May 10, 2007 BOS  8 @TOR  0    W:Tim Wakefield (4-3), L: Roy Halladay (4-2), S: none
Wed, May 09, 2007 BOS  9 @TOR  3    W:Daisuke Matsuzaka (4-2), L: Tomokazu Ohka (2-4), S: none
Tue, May 08, 2007 BOS  9 @TOR  2    W:Josh Beckett (7-0), L: Victor Zambrano (0-2), S: none
Tue, Apr 24, 2007 TOR 10 @BOS  3    W:Roy Halladay (3-0), L: Julian Tavarez (0-2), S: none
Mon, Apr 23, 2007 TOR  7 @BOS  3    W:Tomokazu Ohka (1-2), L: Tim Wakefield (2-2), S: Jason Frasor (2)
Thu, Apr 19, 2007 BOS  5 @TOR  3    W:Mike Timlin (1-0), L: Shaun Marcum (1-1), S: Jonathan Papelbon (4)
Season Series: 2007 - BOS leads 7-5; 2006 - TOR won 12-7; 2005 - TOR won 11-7; All-Time - BOS leads 237-188

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  5.85

BAL  4.59

WSN  3.95

RA/G

BOS  3.94

KCR  4.77

TBD  5.91

BA

J. Keppinger  .361

M. Lamb  .292

J. LaRue  .140

OBP

B. Bonds  .483

J. Varitek  .361

J. LaRue  .234

SLG

A. Rodriguez  .635

C. Young  .470

N. Punto  .256

OPS

B. Bonds  1.058

M. Lamb  .827

J. LaRue  .507

ERA

J. Peavy  2.10

C. Gaudin  4.06

A. Eaton  6.28

K/9IP

E. Bedard  10.93

M. Belisle  6.37

S. Trachsel  2.88

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Toronto Blue Jays Batters (4.53 RS/G) vs. Boston Red Sox Pitchers (3.94 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 18.Matsuzaka
G/S/vB
17.Delcarmen
G/S/vB
83.Gagne
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/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
8.Adams* G/S/vP ··· 2/.500 ··· ··· ··· 7/.715 2/3.500 4/.000 14/12 .231/.286/.231/.516 .500/.500 .000 14/.516 0/1 0/0
25.Glaus G/S/vP 6/2.000 4/.250 ··· ··· 1/2.000 3/.000 2/.000 13/1.203 431/329 .258/.360/.463/.823 1.227/.703 .776 92/.820 0/1 18/7
2.Hill G/S/vP 9/1.319 4/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 7/.286 9/.347 9/.555 551/414 .269/.315/.432/.747 .858/.712 .669 107/.634 3/2 14/12
3.Johnson G/S/vP 3/.666 2/.000 ··· ··· 2/.000 1/.000 9/1.306 16/.884 228/163 .243/.304/.335/.639 .985/.504 .662 93/.574 4/1 2/0
26.Lind* G/S/vP 7/.143 ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 3/.666 ··· 254/186 .230/.274/.383/.657 .497/.711 .537 / 1/2 8/0
6.McDonald G/S/vP 6/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 5/1.000 1/.000 285/208 .252/.275/.335/.610 .810/.536 .539 70/.478 6/2 1/6
1.Olmedo# G/S/vP ··· ··· 2/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 20/20 .263/.263/.368/.632 /.632 .429 18/.529 0/0 0/1
17.Overbay* G/S/vP 9/.958 4/1.250 5/1.000 5/.650 2/.000 5/.400 7/1.229 4/1.417 429/321 .251/.331/.417/.748 .809/.725 .833 111/.704 2/0 10/5
15.Rios G/S/vP 10/1.000 3/1.333 ··· ··· 1/3.000 5/1.400 8/1.250 8/1.125 598/451 .309/.366/.520/.887 1.041/.837 .896 110/.899 14/4 22/7
24.Stairs* G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 7/.453 1/.000 ··· 3/.333 ··· 15/.785 309/272 .302/.375/.593/.968 .825/.986 .949 52/1.402 2/1 18/6
59.Thigpen G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 72/35 .227/.292/.258/.549 .624/.471 .648 20/.311 1/0 0/0
35.Thomas G/S/vP 9/.619 4/.500 ··· 1/.000 1/.000 1/.000 10/1.900 31/.604 528/401 .270/.377/.467/.844 1.060/.777 .770 106/.927 0/0 21/
10.Wells G/S/vP 9/.555 6/.666 2/.000 ··· 1/2.000 9/.000 14/1.096 19/.948 578/443 .254/.310/.423/.733 .807/.710 .733 112/.648 9/4 15/3
9.Zaun# G/S/vP 5/.200 3/.000 3/.333 ··· 2/.000 9/1.056 3/.000 12/.350 306/234 .238/.318/.408/.726 .768/.719 .597 85/.686 0/0 8/6
IP 176.1 32.2 43.1 35.2 63.1 48.1 49.1 46.0 TOTAL .259/.326/.422/.748 .848/.717 .726 45/20 140/87
ERA-K/9 3.88/8.9 2.20/8.8 3.74/8.7 2.78/5.0 1.56/7.8 1.68/13.4 3.65/6.4 3.52/4.3 3.74/7.1

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Thigpen (2-3-1)
 Zaun (60-10-2)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 745/.240 133/.195 183/.246 150/.233 245/.183 188/.142 217/.230 184/.241 .246  Rios
 Lind
 Wells
 Johnson
 Stairs
0/10/132/11
68/0/0/5
0/133/0/4
57/0/0/2
35/0/15/2
OPS .711 .609 .671 .654 .487 .459 .703 .693 .699
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 355/.671 58/.699 86/.578 78/.699 85/.537 105/.371 90/.623 77/.543 .685
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 390/.746 75/.543 97/.755 72/.605 160/.460 83/.570 127/.761 107/.797 .710
Home 312/.738 59/.750 100/.729 75/.653 114/.477 96/.585 128/.696 81/.641 .718
Last 28d days 109/.697 46/.739 40/.981 18/.572 43/.634 30/.170 36/.955 48/.594
HR/SB/CS 20/16/7 3/2/2 3/1/0 1/0/1 3/4/0 4/4/0 5/5/2 7/1/2 118/87/28
Usage ·····X·· ··X··X·o ·······X o·X·oo·· X··X···· o·o····o ··Xo···· ··X·X···
Boston Red Sox Batters (5.29 RS/G) vs. Toronto Blue Jays Pitchers (4.19 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 51.Litsch
G/S/vB
49.Accardo
G/S/vB
37.Downs*
G/S/vB
54.Frasor
G/S/vB
44.Janssen
G/S/vB
46.Kennedy*
G/S/vB
56.Tallet*
G/S/vB
40.Wolfe
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
54.Breslow* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· / /// / / / /
36.Cash G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 3/.000 ··· ··· 22/8 .118/.318/.176/.495 .381/.700 .000 22/.495 0/0 0/1
3.Clayton G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 10/1.056 ··· ··· 210/147 .254/.304/.344/.648 .633/.655 .615 / 2/1 1/7
13.Cora* G/S/vP 3/1.000 ··· ··· 3/1.333 ··· 2/1.000 1/.000 ··· 208/184 .250/.303/.386/.689 .467/.721 .614 34/.563 1/1 2/4
41.Corey G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· / /// / / / /
10.Crisp# G/S/vP 3/.666 3/.000 6/.334 6/1.000 2/1.000 23/.399 3/1.167 ··· 519/366 .266/.331/.378/.709 .731/.700 .762 94/.535 22/5 5/1
7.Drew* G/S/vP ··· 2/.000 12/.666 ··· 1/no AB 6/1.250 2/.000 ··· 459/341 .254/.355/.382/.737 .626/.776 .734 85/.773 2/2 7/6
46.Ellsbury* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 26/22 .391/.462/.609/1.070 .750/1.132 1.070 8/1.500 2/0 1/0
12.Hinske* G/S/vP 3/.666 2/.000 2/.000 2/.500 ··· 21/.762 2/.000 1/.000 168/149 .213/.333/.418/.752 .868/.737 .878 33/.744 3/0 5/3
32.Kielty# G/S/vP ··· 4/.500 3/1.667 6/.500 ··· 10/1.600 4/.750 ··· 74/25 .262/.311/.338/.649 .619/.697 .438 34/.820 0/0 1/0
25.Lowell G/S/vP 3/.666 4/.750 6/1.167 6/1.100 3/.000 18/.402 3/.000 1/.000 547/384 .329/.382/.510/.892 .905/.887 .992 113/1.054 2/2 17/15
23.Lugo G/S/vP 3/.666 2/1.000 6/2.633 7/1.714 13/1.077 4/.000 3/1.334 1/.000 536/377 .237/.293/.346/.639 .672/.626 .777 98/.708 28/6 6/16
28.Mirabelli G/S/vP 3/1.000 3/1.334 ··· 3/.000 2/.000 16/1.038 2/1.000 ··· 117/99 .212/.293/.385/.678 .694/.675 .680 9/1.083 0/0 5/1
44.Moss* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 15/10 .154/.267/.154/.421 .650/.311 .452 15/.421 0/0 0/0
34.Ortiz* G/S/vP 3/1.667 1/.000 17/.971 13/.481 1/.000 11/.920 7/2.214 1/.000 560/374 .318/.434/.580/1.014 .777/1.137 1.035 110/1.032 3/0 26/0
15.Pedroia G/S/vP ··· 3/1.167 5/.400 3/.000 2/1.000 3/.000 2/2.000 ··· 477/313 .324/.393/.447/.840 .838/.841 .913 105/.864 5/1 6/5
24.Ramirez G/S/vP 3/.666 1/.000 13/.808 13/1.058 3/1.334 27/1.426 2/.000 2/.000 548/388 .292/.385/.495/.880 1.092/.796 .889 82/.722 0/0 20/2
33.Varitek# G/S/vP ··· 1/2.000 9/.555 10/.200 1/3.000 15/1.446 4/.500 1/.000 432/303 .259/.361/.409/.770 .797/.758 .797 79/.721 1/1 12/6
20.Youkilis G/S/vP 3/.333 1/.000 4/.750 8/.375 5/.400 11/.864 2/.500 1/2.000 562/399 .289/.391/.458/.849 .830/.857 .799 114/.788 3/2 15/3
IP 79.1 57.0 50.2 48.2 66.0 103.2 50.1 34.2 TOTAL .278/.361/.439/.800 .800/.801 .830 72/21 134/72
ERA-K/9 3.40/3.7 2.37/7.9 2.49/8.9 4.07/9.2 2.32/4.6 4.77/3.7 3.75/7.7 1.56/4.4 3.92/6.5

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Cash (3-2-0)
 Mirabelli (31-9-5)
 Varitek (53-17-3)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 339/.275 236/.214 210/.217 204/.213 264/.241 469/.285 213/.217 126/.179 .248  Ramirez
 Crisp
 Drew
 Moss
 Hinske
 Kielty
 Ellsbury
115/0/0/8
0/126/0/5
0/3/111/2
5/0/2/1
23/0/12/1
6/1/13/1
6/5/0/0
OPS .746 .563 .600 .612 .648 .786 .591 .521 .699
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 176/.810 114/.424 105/.507 92/.704 96/.612 103/.575 80/.676 49/.870 .738
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 163/.678 122/.693 105/.691 112/.538 168/.668 366/.841 133/.541 77/.297 .664
Road 206/.747 127/.606 97/.640 101/.638 129/.674 235/.807 113/.662 48/.490 .720
Last 28d days 129/.695 41/.539 34/.667 35/.514 46/.776 19/.943 21/.703 55/.337
HR/SB/CS 8/5/3 2/8/1 3/0/1 3/4/2 4/1/1 9/7/4 0/6/1 3/0/0 134/116/20
Usage ·····X·· ·oX··XX· o·o·o·X· ····X·o· o·o··oXo ········ ········ o·X··Xo·

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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