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Game Preview: BOS @ CHW, 2:05pm, Sunday, August 26, 2007 @U.S. Cellular Field

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Boston Red Sox, 79-51, 1st, 6½ up

SP: Julian Tavarez (34, RHP, 6-9, 5.01)

   2007 Gamelogs / 2007 Splits / vs. CHW Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2007 (6-9)            116.2 132  76  65  44  68 11    5.01      
 2006 (5-4)             98.2 110  54  49  44  56 10    4.47      
 2005 (2-3)             65.2  68  28  25  19  47  6    3.43      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         0-5  34.1  50  31  25  13  15  3    6.55   36 
 2007-08-19    LAA   L   6     2   2   2   2   2  0      87   60 
 2007-08-01    BAL  ND   5     7   3   3   1   0  1      82   40 
 2007-07-18    KCR   L   4.2   9   6   4   0   3  0      76   29 
 2007-07-13    TOR  ND   4     9   4   4   3   3  0     101   28 
 2007-07-06    DET   L   4.2  10   8   8   1   4  2      85   15 
 2007-07-01    TEX   L   5.2   7   2   1   3   2  0     106   48 
 2007-06-25    SEA   L   4.1   6   6   3   3   1  0      87   31 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.CHW      0-1  20    15   7   7   7  10  2    3.15   56 
 2006-09-04    CHW  ND   6.1   6   2   2   0   5  1      91   58 
 2001-07-14    CHW   L   6     3   2   2   5   2  1     102   55 
 2001-06-09    CHW  ND   7.2   6   3   3   2   3  0     109   56 
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   40-23   Road:   39-28   ExtrInn: 2-5 
 vsRHP:  57-31   vsLHP:  22-20   1-Run:  18-19
 vsEast: 30-17   vsCntrl:19-11   vsWest: 18-17 IL:12-6 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
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
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
 Last 10: 7-3    Last 20:12-8    Last 30:18-12
Chicago White Sox, 56-73, 5th, 15½ GB, 18 GB in WC

SP: Javier Vazquez (30, RHP, 11-6, 3.66)

   2007 Gamelogs / 2007 Splits / vs. BOS Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2007 (11-6)           169.2 149  72  69  41 147 23    3.66      
 2006 (11-12)          202.2 206 116 109  56 184 23    4.84      
 2005 (11-15)          215.2 223 112 106  46 192 35    4.42      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         5-1  48    45  21  18  13  33  6    3.38   55 
 2007-08-21    KCR   W   6     5   2   1   2   3  0      99   57 
 2007-08-16    OAK  ND   6     7   4   4   2   3  1     109   43 
 2007-08-10    SEA   W   7     9   3   3   1   3  2     112   49 
 2007-08-04    DET   W   7     6   3   3   2   6  1     114   57 
 2007-07-29    TOR   L   7.2   5   4   2   3   5  0     111   59 
 2007-07-24    DET   W   8     4   3   3   1   8  2     109   69 
 2007-07-19    BOS   W   6.1   9   2   2   2   5  0     109   50 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.BOS      2-2  31.2  30  13  13   9  36  5    3.69   56 
 2007-07-19    BOS   W   6.1   9   2   2   2   5  0     109   50 
 2006-09-05    BOS   L   8     3   1   1   3  11  0     112   80 
 2004-09-25    BOS  ND   4.2   7   5   5   2   4  1      97   32 
 2004-06-29    BOS   W   6.2   7   3   3   1   8  3     115   55 
 2004-04-25    BOS   L   6     4   2   2   1   8  1     107   63 
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   28-36   Road:   28-37   ExtrInn: 5-5 
 vsRHP:  43-49   vsLHP:  13-24   1-Run:  12-20
 vsEast: 16-22   vsCntrl:26-21   vsWest: 10-16 IL: 4-14

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
129 Sat, Aug 25   BOS  L   2-14      56-73  5th 15.5 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
 Last 10: 2-8    Last 20: 6-14   Last 30:12-18
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Sat, Aug 25, 2007 BOS 14 @CHW  2    W:Tim Wakefield (16-10), L: Mark Buehrle (9-9), S: none
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
Season Series: 2007 - BOS leads 6-1; 2006 - BOS won 4-2; 2005 - BOS won 4-3; All-Time - BOS leads 944-906

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  5.98

TBD  4.60

WSN  3.94

RA/G

SDP  3.91

COL  4.78

TBD  5.97

BA

M. Ordonez  .358

K. Johnson  .292

R. Langerhans  .153

OBP

B. Bonds  .495

C. Jackson  .363

J. Hairston  .253

SLG

R. Braun  .640

J. Hardy  .471

N. Punto  .260

OPS

B. Bonds  1.093

C. Figgins  .829

R. Langerhans  .535

ERA

C. Young  2.12

A. Wainwright  3.97

A. Eaton  6.36

K/9IP

E. Bedard  11.15

D. Davis  6.44

S. Trachsel  2.81

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Boston Red Sox Batters (5.28 RS/G) vs. Chicago White Sox Pitchers (5.33 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 33.Vazquez
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
19.Beckett G/S/vP ··· 11/8 .182/.182/.273/.455 .000/.625 .455 / 0/0 0/0
36.Cash G/S/vP ··· 16/4 .182/.438/.273/.710 .450/2.000 .913 16/.710 0/0 0/0
13.Cora* G/S/vP 15/.619 200/176 .254/.309/.395/.705 .467/.740 .785 35/.678 1/1 2/4
10.Crisp# G/S/vP 14/.895 493/351 .273/.337/.391/.728 .751/.718 .702 99/.665 21/5 5/1
17.Delcarmen G/S/vP ··· 0/ /// / / 0/0 0/0
7.Drew* G/S/vP 25/1.310 437/324 .261/.359/.387/.746 .656/.778 .745 76/.816 2/2 6/6
83.Gagne G/S/vP ··· 0/ /// / / 0/0 0/0
12.Hinske* G/S/vP 12/.450 155/138 .208/.329/.423/.752 .853/.740 .647 26/.906 3/0 5/3
32.Kielty# G/S/vP ··· 63/20 .241/.302/.278/.579 .611/.513 .732 23/.716 0/0 0/0
48.Lopez* G/S/vP ··· 0/ /// / / 0/0 0/0
25.Lowell G/S/vP 45/.891 516/362 .324/.380/.514/.894 .892/.894 .816 112/.972 2/2 17/15
23.Lugo G/S/vP 26/.885 512/363 .240/.297/.348/.646 .662/.639 .523 102/.729 27/6 6/16
18.Matsuzaka G/S/vP ··· 4/2 .000/.000/.000/.000 .000/.000 .000 / 0/0 0/0
37.Okajima* G/S/vP ··· 0/ /// / / 0/0 0/0
34.Ortiz* G/S/vP 20/.744 529/352 .325/.437/.577/1.014 .774/1.142 1.013 111/1.117 2/0 23/0
58.Papelbon G/S/vP ··· 0/ /// / / 0/0 0/0
15.Pedroia G/S/vP 4/1.500 445/291 .321/.394/.443/.836 .841/.834 .792 103/.880 5/0 6/5
24.Ramirez G/S/vP 19/.948 545/388 .290/.383/.487/.870 1.063/.796 .853 110/.693 0/0 19/1
38.Schilling G/S/vP ··· 2/ .500/.500/.500/1.000 1.000/ 1.000 / 0/0 0/0
39.Snyder# G/S/vP ··· 0/ /// / / 0/0 0/0
51.Tavarez* G/S/vP 3/.000 5/5 .250/.400/.250/.650 /.650 .650 / 0/0 0/0
50.Timlin G/S/vP ··· 0/ /// / / 0/0 0/1
33.Varitek# G/S/vP 14/.220 410/289 .264/.359/.412/.770 .783/.765 .727 79/.709 1/1 11/5
49.Wakefield G/S/vP ··· 2/2 .000/.000/.000/.000 /.000 .000 / 0/0 0/0
20.Youkilis G/S/vP 8/.000 532/378 .294/.389/.457/.846 .850/.844 .895 117/.763 3/2 13/3
IP 169.2 TOTAL .280/.362/.439/.801 .799/.803 .781 68/20 124/68
ERA-K/9 3.66/7.8 4.99/6.1

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

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 1374/.237 .278  Ramirez
 Crisp
 Kielty
 Drew
 Hinske
114/0/0/8
0/119/0/5
4/1/11/1
0/3/105/1
19/0/12/0
OPS .690 .784
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 612/.667 .806
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 762/.709 .771
Home 670/.648 .784
Last 28d days 286/.717
HR/SB/CS 46/10/2 146/74/18
Usage
Chicago White Sox Batters (4.25 RS/G) vs. Boston Red Sox Pitchers (3.95 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 51.Tavarez
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
56.Buehrle* G/S/vP ··· 6/2 .000/.000/.000/.000 .000/.000 / 0/0 0/0
63.Bukvich G/S/vP ··· 0/ /// / / 0/0 0/0
52.Contreras G/S/vP ··· 1/ .000/.000/.000/.000 .000/ / 0/0 0/0
50.Danks* G/S/vP ··· 2/2 .000/.000/.000/.000 /.000 / 0/0 0/0
23.Dye G/S/vP 6/.000 463/334 .249/.313/.486/.799 .933/.748 .767 100/.964 2/1 24/3
17.Erstad* G/S/vP 2/2.000 275/199 .273/.332/.355/.687 .505/.755 .730 74/.774 7/2 2/2
27.Fields G/S/vP ··· 295/206 .238/.292/.457/.749 1.066/.613 .819 104/.758 1/1 16/8
34.Floyd G/S/vP ··· / /// / / / /
20.Garland G/S/vP ··· 2/ /// / / 0/0 0/0
26.Gonzalez G/S/vP ··· 142/59 .220/.319/.301/.620 .590/.657 .700 32/.450 1/4 2/0
44.Hall G/S/vP 5/1.400 90/47 .216/.222/.250/.472 .644/.319 .329 28/.546 0/0 0/3
45.Jenks G/S/vP ··· 0/ /// / / 0/0 0/0
14.Konerko G/S/vP 9/.708 516/370 .266/.357/.505/.861 .954/.823 .861 86/.849 0/0 26/4
57.Logan G/S/vP ··· 0/ /// / / 0/0 0/0
47.MacDougal G/S/vP ··· 0/ /// / / 0/0 0/0
36.Myers* G/S/vP ··· 1/ .000/.000/.000/.000 .000/ / 0/0 0/0
7.Owens* G/S/vP ··· 259/205 .245/.295/.290/.585 .523/.601 .568 102/.609 21/3 1/2
12.Pierzynski* G/S/vP 9/.000 416/315 .269/.318/.415/.733 .692/.746 .670 73/.886 0/1 12/2
22.Podsednik* G/S/vP 12/.788 170/113 .257/.323/.382/.705 .776/.669 .672 71/.727 9/4 2/4
1.Richar* G/S/vP ··· 82/61 .200/.300/.371/.671 .725/.654 .618 79/.644 1/2 3/2
25.Thome* G/S/vP 9/.958 408/274 .265/.409/.509/.919 .604/1.084 .950 78/.746 0/0 21/0
37.Thornton* G/S/vP ··· 1/1 .000/.000/.000/.000 /.000 / 0/0 0/0
5.Uribe G/S/vP 10/.222 433/310 .221/.273/.365/.639 .863/.550 .709 91/.760 1/6 14/15
33.Vazquez G/S/vP 2/1.000 7/5 .000/.000/.000/.000 .000/.000 / 0/0 0/0
62.Wassermann G/S/vP ··· / /// / / / /
IP 116.2 TOTAL .245/.318/.398/.716 .732/.710 .728 61/31 145/82
ERA-K/9 5.01/5.2 3.73/7.1

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

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 1046/.283 .246  Dye
 Podsednik
 Gonzalez
 Owens
 Erstad
0/0/109/9
41/0/0/2
18/9/10/2
11/54/0/1
5/43/1/1
OPS .780 .697
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 534/.730 .687
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 512/.829 .705
Road 580/.800 .673
Last 28d days 144/.795
HR/SB/CS 22/0/0 109/84/27
Usage

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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