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Game Preview: BOS @ CHW, 3:55pm, Saturday, August 25, 2007 @U.S. Cellular Field

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Boston Red Sox, 78-51, 1st, 6½ up

SP: Tim Wakefield (40, RHP, 15-10, 4.35)

   2007 Gamelogs / 2007 Splits / vs. CHW Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2007 (15-10)          157.1 149  79  76  54  92 15    4.35      
 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         5-2  44.2  40  21  20  12  28  0    4.03   53 
 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 
 2007-07-17    KCR   L   6.1   9   6   6   0   1  0      78   32 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.CHW      2-3  32    34  22  22   6  20  8    6.19   45 
 2007-07-22    CHW   W   6.1   6   4   4   2   2  0      96   45 
 2005-08-13    CHW   W   6.2   7   2   2   0   5  2      94   57 
 2005-07-22    CHW   L   5.2   9   7   7   1   2  3      98   24 
 2004-08-13    CHW   L   6.1   6   6   6   1   3  2     101   39 
 2003-09-13    CHW   L   7     6   3   3   2   8  1     112   59 
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   40-23   Road:   38-28   ExtrInn: 2-5 
 vsRHP:  57-31   vsLHP:  21-20   1-Run:  18-19
 vsEast: 30-17   vsCntrl:18-11   vsWest: 18-17 IL:12-6 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
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
127 Wed, Aug 22  @TBD  L   1-2       76-51  1st  5.0 up
126 Tue, Aug 21  @TBD  W   8-6       76-50  1st  6.0 up
125 Mon, Aug 20  @TBD  W   6-0       75-50  1st  5.0 up
124 Sun, Aug 19   LAA  L   1-3       74-50  1st  4.0 up
123 Sat, Aug 18   LAA  W  10-5       74-49  1st  5.0 up
122 Fri, Aug 17   LAA  L   5-7       73-49  1st  5.0 up
121 Fri, Aug 17   LAA  W   8-4       73-48  1st  5.0 up
120 Wed, Aug 15   TBD  L   5-6       72-48  1st  5.0 up
 Last 10: 6-4    Last 20:12-8    Last 30:18-12
Chicago White Sox, 56-72, 5th, 14½ GB, 18 GB in WC

SP: Mark Buehrle (28, LHP, 9-8, 3.42)

   2007 Gamelogs / 2007 Splits / vs. BOS Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2007 (9-8)            168.2 171  68  64  36  98 19    3.42      
 2006 (12-13)          204   247 124 113  48  98 36    4.99      
 2005 (16-8)           236.2 240  99  82  40 149 20    3.12      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         3-3  45    60  24  23  13  27  4    4.60   45 
 2007-08-20    KCR  ND   5.1   6   3   3   2   4  1     101   46 
 2007-08-15    OAK   L   7     7   3   3   3   4  1     112   52 
 2007-08-09    CLE   L   4     8   7   6   2   2  1      89   20 
 2007-08-03    DET   W   8     7   3   3   2   3  0     105   57 
 2007-07-28    TOR   W   8     8   0   0   1   6  0     107   71 
 2007-07-23    DET   L   6.1  14   7   7   2   5  1     111   20 
 2007-07-18    CLE   W   6.1  10   1   1   1   3  0     109   51 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.BOS      1-3  32.1  48  27  23  11  15  5    6.40   36 
 2006-07-07    BOS   L   6.1   9   5   5   0   3  1     101   38 
 2005-08-12    BOS   L   7    12   6   6   2   2  2     113   29 
 2005-07-21    BOS  ND   6    10   5   3   3   1  0     103   34 
 2004-08-20    BOS   L   6    11   9   7   2   4  2      92   20 
 2004-08-15    BOS   W   7     6   2   2   4   5  0     110   58 
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   28-35   Road:   28-37   ExtrInn: 5-5 
 vsRHP:  43-48   vsLHP:  13-24   1-Run:  12-20
 vsEast: 16-21   vsCntrl:26-21   vsWest: 10-16 IL: 4-14

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
128 Fri, Aug 24   BOS  L   1-10      56-72  5th 14.5 gb
127 Fri, Aug 24   BOS  L   3-11      56-71  5th 14.5 gb
126 Wed, Aug 22   KCR  L   6-7       56-70  4th 13.5 gb
125 Tue, Aug 21   KCR  W   5-2       56-69  4th 12.5 gb
124 Mon, Aug 20   KCR  W   4-3       55-69  4th 13.5 gb
123 Sun, Aug 19  @SEA  L   5-11      54-69  5th 14.0 gb
122 Sat, Aug 18  @SEA  L   5-7       54-68  5th 14.0 gb
121 Fri, Aug 17  @SEA  L   4-5       54-67  4th 13.0 gb
120 Thu, Aug 16  @OAK  L   5-8 (10)  54-66  4th 12.5 gb
119 Wed, Aug 15  @OAK  L   2-3       54-65  4th 11.5 gb
 Last 10: 2-8    Last 20: 7-13   Last 30:13-17
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Fri, Aug 24, 2007 BOS 10 @CHW  1    W:Curt Schilling (8-5), L: John Danks (6-12), S: none
Fri, Aug 24, 2007 BOS 11 @CHW  3    W:Josh Beckett (16-5), L: Jon Garland (8-10), S: none
Sun, Jul 22, 2007 BOS  8  CHW  5    W:Tim Wakefield (11-9), L: Jon Garland (7-7), S: Jonathan Papelbon (22)
Sat, Jul 21, 2007 BOS 11  CHW  2    W:Kason Gabbard (4-0), L: John Danks (6-7), S: none
Fri, Jul 20, 2007 BOS 10  CHW  3    W:Josh Beckett (13-3), L: Jose Contreras (5-12), S: none
Thu, Jul 19, 2007 CHW  4 @BOS  2    W:Javier Vazquez (7-5), L: Daisuke Matsuzaka (11-7), S: Bobby Jenks (26)

Wed, Sep 06, 2006 CHW  8 @BOS  1    W:Jose Contreras (12-7), L: Kyle Snyder (4-4), S: none
Tue, Sep 05, 2006 BOS  1  CHW  0    W:Kason Gabbard (1-3), L: Javier Vazquez (11-9), S: Mike Timlin (4)
Mon, Sep 04, 2006 BOS  3  CHW  2 (10)   W:Mike Timlin (6-4), L: Brandon McCarthy (3-6), S: none
Sun, Jul 09, 2006 CHW  6  BOS  5 (19)   W:Cliff Politte (2-2), L: Rudy Seanez (2-1), S: none
Season Series: 2007 - BOS leads 5-1; 2006 - BOS won 4-2; 2005 - BOS won 4-3; All-Time - BOS leads 943-906

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  5.97

BAL  4.62

WSN  3.96

RA/G

SDP  3.92

KCR  4.80

TBD  5.99

BA

M. Ordonez  .357

K. Johnson  .293

R. Langerhans  .153

OBP

B. Bonds  .493

Y. Escobar  .363

J. Hairston  .253

SLG

R. Braun  .642

R. Zimmerman  .471

N. Punto  .261

OPS

B. Bonds  1.090

W. Betemit  .831

R. Langerhans  .535

ERA

C. Young  2.12

J. Shields  4.09

A. Eaton  6.36

K/9IP

E. Bedard  11.15

D. Lowe  6.29

S. Trachsel  2.81

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Boston Red Sox Batters (5.22 RS/G) vs. Chicago White Sox Pitchers (5.27 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 56.Buehrle*
G/S/vB
63.Bukvich
G/S/vB
34.Floyd
G/S/vB
45.Jenks
G/S/vB
57.Logan*
G/S/vB
47.MacDougal
G/S/vB
36.Myers*
G/S/vB
37.Thornton*
G/S/vB
62.Wassermann
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
36.Cash G/S/vP 3/.666 ··· 2/2.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 2/2.500 ··· 11/2 .222/.364/.333/.697 .472/2.000 1.000 11/.697 0/0 0/0
13.Cora* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 1/2.000 2/1.000 1/.000 194/174 .262/.314/.407/.721 .563/.740 .822 35/.678 1/1 2/4
10.Crisp# G/S/vP 30/1.021 3/.000 1/.000 2/.000 ··· 11/.364 3/1.000 6/.567 1/.000 487/350 .271/.333/.390/.723 .739/.716 .692 99/.629 21/5 5/1
7.Drew* G/S/vP 8/.393 ··· 7/1.229 ··· 1/no AB 2/1.000 8/.143 ··· ··· 436/324 .262/.360/.388/.748 .662/.778 .748 82/.818 2/2 6/6
12.Hinske* G/S/vP 9/.555 2/.500 ··· 3/.000 ··· 5/1.000 5/1.350 5/1.600 1/2.000 154/138 .208/.325/.423/.748 .813/.740 .636 25/.884 3/0 5/3
32.Kielty# G/S/vP 52/.998 ··· 2/.000 3/.666 1/no AB 5/.400 2/2.500 3/.333 ··· 57/18 .204/.263/.224/.488 .532/.399 .577 17/.450 0/0 0/0
25.Lowell G/S/vP 3/.666 2/2.000 5/.200 2/2.500 ··· 1/2.000 5/2.050 1/.000 ··· 510/360 .319/.376/.512/.889 .890/.888 .804 112/.983 2/2 17/15
23.Lugo G/S/vP 7/.286 1/3.000 2/.000 2/.000 2/2.500 6/.334 6/.900 1/.000 2/.000 512/363 .240/.297/.348/.646 .662/.639 .523 109/.755 27/6 6/16
34.Ortiz* G/S/vP 43/1.069 ··· 2/3.500 2/2.500 ··· 1/.000 19/.931 7/.858 ··· 524/351 .324/.437/.577/1.014 .774/1.139 1.013 113/1.111 2/0 23/0
15.Pedroia G/S/vP ··· ··· 2/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· 2/.000 1/.000 2/.000 439/289 .320/.392/.441/.833 .850/.824 .784 97/.867 5/0 6/5
24.Ramirez G/S/vP 29/1.340 2/1.000 2/.500 4/.250 ··· 4/1.417 5/1.467 4/.750 1/no AB 540/387 .292/.383/.490/.874 1.072/.798 .858 112/.687 0/0 19/1
33.Varitek# G/S/vP 25/1.092 1/.000 ··· 3/.333 1/no AB 3/.000 2/3.500 2/1.000 ··· 410/289 .264/.359/.412/.770 .783/.765 .727 85/.740 1/1 11/5
20.Youkilis G/S/vP 5/.733 1/.000 2/2.500 2/no AB ··· 2/.500 2/1.500 1/no AB 2/2.000 526/376 .292/.388/.455/.843 .860/.836 .891 118/.751 3/2 13/3
IP 168.2 30.0 33.0 54.1 40.1 31.2 42.2 42.2 14.2 TOTAL .279/.361/.439/.800 .801/.799 .777 68/20 124/68
ERA-K/9 3.42/5.2 3.00/4.8 7.36/5.5 2.82/8.1 4.24/5.8 5.12/8.8 3.80/4.6 5.27/8.2 3.07/4.9 4.92/6.1

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Cash (2-2-0)
 Varitek (50-16-3)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 692/.266 134/.261 154/.331 205/.194 174/.277 148/.260 190/.271 191/.286 58/.196 .278  Ramirez
 Crisp
 Kielty
 Drew
 Hinske
113/0/0/8
0/118/0/5
4/1/10/1
0/3/105/1
18/0/12/0
OPS .727 .779 .998 .491 .742 .760 .778 .826 .531 .782
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 144/.893 43/.640 68/1.094 84/.556 80/.550 39/.817 94/.849 80/.927 12/1.444 .805
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 548/.683 91/.842 86/.919 121/.447 94/.902 109/.741 96/.708 111/.753 46/.317 .768
Home 369/.759 76/.923 104/1.082 108/.496 96/.794 61/.636 124/.720 97/.931 29/.355 .780
Last 28d days 138/.785 52/.759 99/.882 31/.067 46/.664 36/.516 30/1.373 41/.831 39/.576
HR/SB/CS 19/2/3 4/1/0 12/6/0 2/4/0 5/5/1 2/5/0 5/4/2 4/0/1 0/1/0 146/74/18
Usage ····X··· o··ooX·· X·X··oX· ···oo··· o··ooo·o o···oo·· X·Xo···· X··oXo·· o··oo·Xo
Chicago White Sox Batters (4.27 RS/G) vs. Boston Red Sox Pitchers (3.97 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
48.Lopez*
G/S/vB
37.Okajima*
G/S/vB
58.Papelbon
G/S/vB
39.Snyder
G/S/vB
51.Tavarez
G/S/vB
50.Timlin
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
23.Dye G/S/vP 42/.588 2/1.000 1/2.000 ··· 3/.000 2/2.500 4/.000 6/.000 9/.472 459/331 .246/.309/.480/.789 .916/.741 .745 100/.921 2/1 24/3
17.Erstad* G/S/vP 46/.716 ··· 4/.500 ··· 1/2.000 4/.500 ··· 2/2.000 20/.461 271/195 .278/.337/.361/.698 .505/.771 .755 70/.822 7/2 2/2
27.Fields G/S/vP 3/2.000 1/.000 ··· ··· 3/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· 2/.500 291/202 .242/.296/.464/.760 1.066/.625 .842 104/.773 1/1 16/8
26.Gonzalez G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 138/56 .227/.328/.311/.639 .598/.694 .755 28/.516 1/4 2/0
44.Hall G/S/vP 40/.667 2/1.000 ··· 2/1.000 ··· 3/.333 4/2.000 5/1.400 11/.364 90/47 .216/.222/.250/.472 .644/.319 .329 28/.546 0/0 0/3
14.Konerko G/S/vP 28/.799 1/.000 1/.000 1/.000 2/5.000 3/.333 9/1.194 9/.708 9/.777 512/366 .265/.355/.499/.854 .954/.813 .846 86/.816 0/0 25/4
7.Owens* G/S/vP 3/.000 1/no AB ··· 3/.666 1/.000 1/2.000 2/2.000 ··· 1/.000 254/201 .246/.296/.292/.589 .533/.603 .575 101/.668 20/3 1/2
12.Pierzynski* G/S/vP 23/.848 2/.000 2/.000 6/1.166 3/.666 2/1.000 9/.889 9/.000 5/1.100 412/311 .270/.316/.417/.734 .692/.747 .670 73/.871 0/1 12/2
22.Podsednik* G/S/vP 4/.000 3/.000 2/.500 4/.833 ··· 1/2.000 4/2.000 12/.788 2/1.000 170/113 .257/.323/.382/.705 .776/.669 .672 75/.713 9/4 2/4
1.Richar* G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 78/58 .182/.289/.364/.653 .649/.653 .575 78/.653 1/2 3/1
25.Thome* G/S/vP 55/.486 1/no AB 2/1.000 11/.382 ··· 3/.000 3/4.000 9/.958 10/1.178 408/274 .265/.409/.509/.919 .604/1.084 .950 82/.733 0/0 21/0
5.Uribe G/S/vP 9/1.000 5/.400 6/.000 1/.000 1/.000 1/2.000 4/.917 10/.222 5/.200 429/307 .223/.276/.369/.645 .870/.555 .724 91/.760 1/6 14/15
IP 157.1 29.0 42.1 31.2 61.2 45.2 46.2 116.2 44.0 TOTAL .246/.319/.398/.717 .731/.711 .730 60/31 144/81
ERA-K/9 4.35/5.3 2.48/9.0 3.83/8.7 2.84/5.7 1.17/7.7 1.77/13.4 3.47/6.6 5.01/5.2 2.86/4.5 3.74/7.1

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Hall (19-2-3)
 Pierzynski (53-16-11)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 658/.252 119/.208 179/.245 133/.230 235/.172 178/.149 205/.231 523/.283 173/.228 .247  Dye
 Podsednik
 Gonzalez
 Owens
 Erstad
0/0/108/9
42/0/0/2
17/10/10/2
11/53/0/1
5/43/1/1
OPS .718 .626 .675 .661 .458 .473 .696 .780 .652 .698
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 287/.690 50/.732 84/.568 69/.704 80/.464 100/.379 85/.630 267/.730 71/.492 .688
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 371/.738 69/.555 95/.772 64/.614 155/.454 78/.592 120/.743 256/.829 102/.761 .705
Road 309/.684 66/.506 79/.604 67/.604 125/.449 89/.341 83/.683 290/.800 99/.766 .674
Last 28d days 101/.526 45/.981 47/1.051 11/.182 44/.564 33/.382 44/.796 73/.783 46/.548
HR/SB/CS 15/31/7 3/2/2 3/1/0 1/0/1 3/2/0 4/4/0 4/5/2 11/0/0 6/1/2 108/83/27
Usage ····X··· o··Xo··o o·X··X·X o······· X··X··oX ···o··XX X····X·· ·····X·· X·X·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.

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