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Game Preview: BOS @ CLE, 7:05pm, Tuesday, July 24, 2007 @Jacobs Field

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Boston Red Sox, 60-39, 1st, 7½ up

SP: Daisuke Matsuzaka (26, RHP, 11-7, 3.99)

   2007 Gamelogs / 2007 Splits / vs. CLE Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2007 (11-7)           130.2 121  58  58  46 131 14    3.99      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         4-2  45    36  15  15  19  46  5    3.00   59 
 2007-07-19    CHW   L   5     2   3   3   6   6  0     109   51 
 2007-07-14    TOR   W   6     9   4   4   2   2  2     110   38 
 2007-07-08    DET   L   5    10   6   6   1   4  3      90   26 
 2007-07-03    TBD   W   8     4   0   0   1   9  0     122   82 
 2007-06-27    SEA  ND   8     3   1   1   1   8  0     113   79 
 2007-06-22    SDP   W   6     5   1   1   5   9  0     126   62 
 2007-06-16    SFG   W   7     3   0   0   3   8  0     112   76 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.CLE      0-1   5.2  12   6   6   0   4  1    9.53   25 
 2007-05-30    CLE   L   5.2  12   6   6   0   4  1     106   25 
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   34-19   Road:   26-20   ExtrInn: 1-4 
 vsRHP:  46-25   vsLHP:  14-14   1-Run:  14-15
 vsEast: 21-11   vsCntrl:14-10   vsWest: 13-12 IL:12-6 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 99 Mon, Jul 23  @CLE  W   6-2       60-39  1st  7.5 up
 98 Sun, Jul 22   CHW  W   8-5       59-39  1st  7.5 up
 97 Sat, Jul 21   CHW  W  11-2       58-39  1st  7.5 up
 96 Fri, Jul 20   CHW  W  10-3       57-39  1st  8.0 up
 95 Thu, Jul 19   CHW  L   2-4       56-39  1st  7.0 up
 94 Wed, Jul 18   KCR  L   5-6       56-38  1st  7.0 up
 93 Tue, Jul 17   KCR  L   3-9       56-37  1st  8.0 up
 92 Mon, Jul 16   KCR  W   4-0       56-36  1st  9.0 up
 91 Sun, Jul 15   TOR  L   1-2       55-36  1st  9.0 up
 90 Sat, Jul 14   TOR  W   9-4       55-35  1st 10.0 up
 Last 10: 6-4    Last 20:11-9    Last 30:16-14
Cleveland Indians, 58-41, 2nd, 2 GB, 2½ up in WC

SP: C.C. Sabathia (26, LHP, 13-4, 3.81)

   2007 Gamelogs / 2007 Splits / vs. BOS Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2007 (13-4)           146.1 158  68  62  21 127 17    3.81      
 2006 (12-11)          192.2 182  83  69  44 172 17    3.22      
 2005 (15-10)          196.2 185  92  88  62 161 19    4.03      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         4-3  47.1  62  31  28   6  38  6    5.32   46 
 2007-07-19    TEX   W   6     9   4   3   1   2  1      98   41 
 2007-07-14    KCR   L   7    11   6   6   2   6  1     113   35 
 2007-07-05    DET   L   4    10   7   7   1   3  3      87   16 
 2007-06-30    TBD   W   7     6   3   2   0   8  0     100   63 
 2007-06-25    OAK   W   9     9   2   2   0   8  0     111   69 
 2007-06-20    PHI   W   6     5   4   4   1   4  1     104   49 
 2007-06-15    ATL   L   8.1  12   5   4   1   7  0     116   47 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.BOS      1-3  34.1  41  20  19   5  17  7    4.98   46 
 2006-08-01    BOS   W   8    10   1   1   1   8  1     111   65 
 2005-06-20    BOS   L   4.2   9   9   9   0   5  2      91   15 
 2004-05-11    BOS  ND   7     6   2   2   3   3  2     116   57 
 2004-05-06    BOS   L   6.2   8   4   4   0   0  1     107   42 
 2002-09-17    BOS   L   8     8   4   3   1   1  1     123   52 
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   34-16   Road:   24-25   ExtrInn: 6-2 
 vsRHP:  40-27   vsLHP:  18-14   1-Run:  19-13
 vsEast: 15-12   vsCntrl:21-12   vsWest: 13-8  IL: 9-9 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 99 Mon, Jul 23   BOS  L   2-6       58-41  2nd  2.0 gb
 98 Sun, Jul 22  @TEX  W   8-3       58-40  2nd  1.0 gb
 97 Sat, Jul 21  @TEX  L   5-8       57-40  2nd  2.0 gb
 96 Fri, Jul 20  @TEX  W   3-2       57-39  2nd  1.0 gb
 95 Thu, Jul 19  @TEX  W   7-5       56-39  2nd  2.0 gb
 94 Wed, Jul 18   CHW  L   1-5       55-39  2nd  2.0 gb
 93 Tue, Jul 17   CHW  W   6-5 (11)  55-38  2nd  1.0 gb
 92 Mon, Jul 16   CHW  L  10-11      54-38  2nd  1.0 gb
 91 Sun, Jul 15   KCR  W   5-3       54-37  2nd  0.5 gb
 90 Sat, Jul 14   KCR  L   5-6       53-37  2nd  0.5 gb
 Last 10: 5-5    Last 20:11-9    Last 30:17-13
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Mon, Jul 23, 2007 BOS  6 @CLE  2    W:Jon Lester (1-0), L: Jake Westbrook (1-6), S: Manny Delcarmen (1)
Wed, May 30, 2007 CLE  8 @BOS  4    W:Paul Byrd (6-1), L: Daisuke Matsuzaka (7-3), S: none
Tue, May 29, 2007 BOS  4  CLE  2    W:Josh Beckett (8-0), L: Jeremy Sowers (1-5), S: Hideki Okajima (4)
Mon, May 28, 2007 BOS  5  CLE  3    W:Curt Schilling (5-2), L: Cliff Lee (2-2), S: Jonathan Papelbon (13)

Thu, Aug 03, 2006 CLE  7 @BOS  6    W:Jake Westbrook (8-7), L: Josh Beckett (13-6), S: Jason Davis (1)
Wed, Aug 02, 2006 BOS  6  CLE  5    W:Jonathan Papelbon (3-1), L: Fausto Carmona (1-6), S: none
Tue, Aug 01, 2006 CLE  6 @BOS  3    W:C.C. Sabathia (8-7), L: Jason Johnson (3-11), S: none
Mon, Jul 31, 2006 BOS  9  CLE  8    W:Kyle Snyder (3-2), L: Fausto Carmona (1-5), S: none
Thu, Apr 27, 2006 CLE 15  BOS  3    W:Paul Byrd (3-2), L: Josh Beckett (3-1), S: none
Wed, Apr 26, 2006 CLE  7  BOS  1    W:Cliff Lee (2-1), L: Tim Wakefield (1-4), S: none
Season Series: 2007 - BOS leads 3-1; 2006 - CLE won 4-3; 2005 - BOS won 4-2; All-Time - CLE leads 1007-936

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

DET  5.84

CIN  4.67

WSN  3.78

RA/G

SDP  3.65

DET  4.74

TBD  6.31

BA

M. Ordonez  .362

M. Cuddyer  .289

R. Langerhans  .161

OBP

B. Bonds  .497

A. Rios  .361

D. Navarro  .247

SLG

R. Braun  .670

D. Jeter  .459

D. Navarro  .267

OPS

A. Rodriguez  1.076

J. Giambi  .816

D. Navarro  .514

ERA

C. Young  1.85

G. Maddux  4.11

E. Santana  6.22

K/9IP

E. Bedard  11.08

D. Davis  6.37

A. Cook  3.20

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Boston Red Sox Batters (5.11 RS/G) vs. Cleveland Indians Pitchers (4.77 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 52.Sabathia*
G/S/vB
63.Betancourt
G/S/vB
47.Borowski
G/S/vB
56.Cabrera
G/S/vB
50.Lewis
G/S/vB
40.Mastny
G/S/vB
53.Perez*
G/S/vB
61.Stanford*
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
13.Cora* G/S/vP ··· ··· 2/1.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 152/136 .267/.313/.430/.743 .580/.763 .952 36/.611 0/1 2/4
10.Crisp# G/S/vP 3/1.334 2/.000 3/1.333 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 1/.000 1/2.000 371/278 .284/.340/.416/.756 .869/.718 .753 90/1.035 17/5 5/0
7.Drew* G/S/vP ··· 1/no AB 5/.650 ··· 1/.000 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 344/250 .252/.360/.383/.743 .636/.784 .734 86/.755 1/2 6/4
12.Hinske* G/S/vP 3/.000 2/.500 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 4/.500 126/113 .211/.310/.431/.741 .539/.765 .624 48/.833 1/0 4/3
25.Lowell G/S/vP 4/.500 2/.000 4/.833 ··· 1/.000 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 385/276 .305/.356/.511/.867 .839/.878 .691 100/.875 2/2 15/14
23.Lugo G/S/vP 17/.886 3/2.334 3/1.667 4/.000 ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 388/285 .225/.291/.332/.623 .808/.560 .449 79/.951 25/2 6/9
28.Mirabelli G/S/vP 11/.282 3/.000 1/2.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 97/85 .182/.258/.307/.565 .533/.568 .628 26/.672 0/0 3/1
34.Ortiz* G/S/vP 19/.816 6/.000 4/.833 ··· ··· ··· ··· 3/.000 397/270 .321/.433/.564/.997 .684/1.149 1.024 93/.936 1/0 16/0
15.Pedroia G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/no AB 1/2.000 ··· ··· 1/2.000 328/225 .325/.400/.450/.850 .860/.845 .823 103/.854 2/0 4/3
22.Pena G/S/vP 9/.666 3/.000 1/2.000 1/no AB ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 142/83 .202/.275/.349/.624 .748/.534 .865 30/.414 0/1 4/3
24.Ramirez G/S/vP 20/1.989 5/.650 2/2.500 ··· 1/.000 1/no AB 1/3.000 3/.666 412/303 .298/.398/.497/.895 1.191/.795 .842 97/.944 0/0 15/1
33.Varitek# G/S/vP 9/.904 3/.000 2/.000 1/no AB ··· ··· 1/.000 4/.750 314/223 .267/.357/.426/.783 .765/.791 .742 76/.662 1/0 9/5
20.Youkilis G/S/vP 4/.500 2/.000 1/3.000 1/.000 1/2.000 2/.000 1/.000 ··· 391/289 .312/.409/.473/.882 .886/.881 .863 76/.710 2/1 9/2
IP 146.1 45.0 38.2 32.2 5.1 40.2 30.0 24.0 TOTAL .278/.360/.441/.801 .816/.797 .765 53/14 99/53
ERA-K/9 3.81/7.8 1.20/7.8 5.12/7.7 5.79/10.5 1.69/13.6 4.43/8.8 2.10/10.2 4.13/5.6 4.51/6.4

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Mirabelli (26-7-5)
 Varitek (30-10-3)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 602/.278 161/.173 170/.301 153/.287 24/.250 186/.269 122/.190 107/.278 .275  Ramirez
 Crisp
 Pena
 Drew
 Hinske
87/0/0/7
0/90/0/5
16/12/28/3
0/0/82/1
16/0/8/0
OPS .739 .443 .741 .921 .725 .763 .558 .687 .756
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 127/.705 66/.540 82/.734 66/1.205 10/.786 68/.700 46/.315 31/1.029 .766
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 475/.749 95/.375 88/.748 87/.723 14/.671 118/.797 76/.701 76/.557 .749
Home 381/.678 69/.464 78/.649 95/.829 21/.841 89/.809 78/.532 72/.746 .743
Last 28d days 111/.956 44/.531 44/.554 24/1.450 24/.725 47/.772 45/.631 54/.751
HR/SB/CS 17/5/7 2/1/2 3/5/2 7/4/3 0/0/1 3/3/2 4/1/1 1/1/0 98/62/24
Usage ····X··· ·X··X·o· ···XX·X· ·······X Xo···X·X X·X···X· ·X··o·XX X····X·o
Cleveland Indians Batters (5.33 RS/G) vs. Boston Red Sox Pitchers (3.97 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 18.Matsuzaka
G/S/vB
17.Delcarmen
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
29.Barfield G/S/vP 3/1.334 ··· ··· ··· 1/3.000 1/.000 1/.000 368/269 .256/.284/.331/.615 .530/.647 .604 87/.535 11/3 2/11
1.Blake G/S/vP 3/.666 2/2.000 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 9/1.194 9/.708 427/297 .275/.355/.475/.830 .864/.815 .724 108/.846 2/4 14/10
12.Francisco G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 44/43 .275/.318/.575/.893 .000/.916 1.287 42/.938 0/2 3/0
25.Garko G/S/vP 3/1.667 1/.000 ··· ··· 1/2.000 1/2.000 ··· 310/210 .321/.390/.522/.912 .988/.876 .950 77/1.150 0/1 12/5
38.Gutierrez G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 106/56 .302/.346/.500/.846 .984/.717 1.051 52/.968 5/0 5/1
48.Hafner* G/S/vP 3/1.667 2/.000 3/.000 1/no AB 2/.000 5/.933 1/5.000 424/263 .260/.391/.447/.838 .859/.826 .818 108/.837 1/1 16/0
41.Martinez# G/S/vP ··· 2/2.000 1/2.000 1/.000 ··· 4/.250 3/1.334 395/245 .323/.385/.550/.935 .945/.930 .940 100/1.032 0/0 17/2
8.Michaels G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 2/.000 5/1.000 207/100 .277/.330/.426/.756 .847/.662 .793 56/.582 1/3 6/0
33.Nixon* G/S/vP 3/1.000 1/.000 1/no AB 1/.000 ··· 3/.000 2/.500 288/235 .245/.337/.337/.674 .566/.699 .651 54/.687 0/0 3/2
2.Peralta G/S/vP 3/.000 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 2/.000 6/2.033 5/1.400 408/296 .281/.356/.451/.807 .856/.790 .993 100/.732 3/2 14/14
15.Rouse* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 75/64 .121/.203/.136/.339 .000/.402 .339 20/.318 1/1 0/3
10.Shoppach G/S/vP 3/1.334 1/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 2/.000 1/.000 110/82 .309/.376/.526/.902 1.237/.799 1.006 34/.512 0/0 4/1
24.Sizemore* G/S/vP 4/2.000 2/.000 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 6/.533 5/.000 466/310 .272/.384/.471/.855 .760/.904 .920 115/.875 25/4 18/2
IP 130.2 17.1 27.1 48.2 35.2 35.2 32.2 TOTAL .273/.351/.440/.791 .810/.782 .826 51/23 119/63
ERA-K/9 3.99/9.0 1.56/8.8 3.29/6.6 0.92/7.8 1.77/12.9 3.03/6.6 3.31/3.9 3.76/7.0

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Martinez (45-17-2)
 Shoppach (17-7-1)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 550/.244 67/.158 119/.253 185/.171 142/.164 157/.233 127/.237 .249  Michaels
 Nixon
 Blake
 Sizemore
 Francisco
 Gutierrez
51/1/19/3
0/0/70/3
0/0/7/2
0/98/0/1
11/0/2/0
6/4/36/0
OPS .709 .433 .728 .449 .504 .678 .687 .703
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 257/.663 26/.571 63/.777 62/.419 78/.477 63/.436 44/.471 .687
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 293/.750 41/.353 56/.671 123/.464 64/.537 94/.848 83/.803 .716
Road 265/.696 27/.268 56/.697 92/.467 68/.306 48/.589 62/.862 .667
Last 28d days 130/.749 55/.491 45/.781 48/.579 33/.606 39/.692 52/.255
HR/SB/CS 14/8/4 0/2/2 1/0/1 2/1/0 3/3/0 2/4/1 5/0/2 80/56/17
Usage ····X··· XX··XX·· o·X·X·X· ·X·oo··· ·X···o·· ····X·X· X··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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