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Game Preview: BOS @ LAA, 10:05pm, Friday, July 18, 2008 @Angel Stadium

Boston Red Sox, 57-40, 1st, ½ up

SP: Clay Buchholz (23, RHP, 2-4, 5.70)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. ANA Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (2-4)             47.1  54  31  30  25  49  3    5.70      
 2007 (3-1)             22.2  14   6   4  10  22  0    1.59      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         2-3  36.1  44  26  26  20  39  3    6.44   43 
 2008-07-11    BAL   L   5     5   4   4   5   6  0     107   42 
 2008-05-12   @MIN   L   4.1   8   7   7   5   4  0      89   18 
 2008-05-07   @DET  ND   4    10   5   5   1   6  0      82   27 
 2008-05-02    TBR   W   5.1   5   1   1   4   6  0      96   56 
 2008-04-26   @TBR   L   8     3   2   2   2   9  1     113   75 
 2008-04-21    TEX   W   6     5   0   0   2   6  0     103   66 
 2008-04-16   @NYY  ND   3.2   8   7   7   1   2  2      85   18 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.ANA      1-0   6     8   4   3   3   5  0    4.50   44 
 2007-08-17    LAA   W   6     8   4   3   3   5  0      91   44 
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   36-11   Road:   21-29   ExtrInn: 4-2 
 vsRHP:  43-35   vsLHP:  14-5    1-Run:  14-16
 vsEast: 20-19   vsCntrl:15-5    vsWest: 11-9  IL:11-7 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 97 Sun, Jul 13   BAL  W   2-1       57-40  1st  0.5 up
 96 Sat, Jul 12   BAL  W  12-1       56-40  2nd  0.5 gb
 95 Fri, Jul 11   BAL  L   3-7       55-40  2nd  1.5 gb
 94 Wed, Jul  9   MIN  W  18-5       55-39  2nd  2.0 gb
 93 Tue, Jul  8   MIN  W   6-5       54-39  2nd  3.0 gb
 92 Mon, Jul  7   MIN  W   1-0       53-39  2nd  4.0 gb
 91 Sun, Jul  6  @NYY  L   4-5 (10)  52-39  2nd  5.0 gb
 90 Sat, Jul  5  @NYY  L   1-2       52-38  2nd  4.0 gb
 89 Fri, Jul  4  @NYY  W   6-4       52-37  2nd  3.0 gb
 88 Thu, Jul  3  @NYY  W   7-0       51-37  2nd  3.0 gb
 Last 10: 7-3    Last 20:11-9    Last 30:17-13
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, 57-38, 1st, 6 up

SP: John Lackey (29, RHP, 6-2, 2.46)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. BOS Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (6-2)             80.1  71  25  22  15  66  9    2.46      
 2007 (19-9)           224   219  87  75  52 179 18    3.01      
 2006 (13-11)          217.2 203  98  86  72 190 14    3.56      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         5-1  50.1  46  18  16   9  46  5    2.86   60 
 2008-07-10   @TEX  ND   5.2  15   6   6   1   5  2     103   19 
 2008-07-05    TOR   L   6     8   6   5   1   7  1     104   40 
 2008-06-29   @LAD   W   8.2   3   0   0   2   9  0     120   85 
 2008-06-23   @WSN   W   8     6   2   1   2   6  1      97   68 
 2008-06-17    NYM   W   7.2   6   1   1   1   7  0     106   69 
 2008-06-11    TBR   W   7.1   4   2   2   2   7  0      99   67 
 2008-06-06   @OAK   W   7     4   1   1   0   5  1     100   70 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.BOS      1-2  27.2  43  19  17  12  24  2    5.53   40 
 2007-08-17   @BOS   L   4    11   7   6   0   3  1      97   17 
 2007-04-13   @BOS   L   5.2   9   3   3   1   6  1     108   44 
 2006-07-30   @BOS   W   6     9   4   3   2   6  0     114   44 
 2005-09-06   @BOS  ND   6     5   2   2   4   3  0     110   53 
 2005-08-19    BOS  ND   6     9   3   3   5   6  0     124   43 
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   26-20   Road:   31-18   ExtrInn: 3-2 
 vsRHP:  40-32   vsLHP:  17-6    1-Run:  18-13
 vsEast: 12-9    vsCntrl:16-9    vsWest: 19-12 IL:10-8 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 95 Sun, Jul 13  @OAK  W   4-3       57-38  1st  6.0 up
 94 Sat, Jul 12  @OAK  W   4-1       56-38  1st  5.0 up
 93 Fri, Jul 11  @OAK  L   2-9       55-38  1st  4.0 up
 92 Thu, Jul 10  @TEX  W  11-10(11)  55-37  1st  5.0 up
 91 Wed, Jul  9  @TEX  L   4-5       54-37  1st  5.0 up
 90 Tue, Jul  8  @TEX  L   2-3       54-36  1st  5.0 up
 89 Mon, Jul  7  @TEX  W   9-6       54-35  1st  6.0 up
 88 Sun, Jul  6   TOR  W   7-1       53-35  1st  6.0 up
 87 Sat, Jul  5   TOR  L   5-7       52-35  1st  5.0 up
 86 Fri, Jul  4   TOR  W   8-2       52-34  1st  5.0 up
 Last 10: 6-4    Last 20:12-8    Last 30:18-12
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Thu, Apr 24, 2008 LAA  7 @BOS  5        W:Joe Saunders (4-0), L: Manny Delcarmen (0-1), S: Francisco Rodriguez (9)
Wed, Apr 23, 2008 LAA  6 @BOS  4        W:Jon Garland (3-2), L: Craig Hansen (0-1), S: Francisco Rodriguez (8)
Tue, Apr 22, 2008 BOS  7  LAA  6        W:Mike Timlin (2-1), L: Darren Oliver (1-1), S: Jonathan Papelbon (8)

Sun, Aug 19, 2007 LAA  3 @BOS  1        W:Joe Saunders (7-1), L: Julian Tavarez (6-9), S: Francisco Rodriguez (31)
Sat, Aug 18, 2007 BOS 10  LAA  5        W:Curt Schilling (7-5), L: Jered Weaver (8-6), S: none
Fri, Aug 17, 2007 LAA  7 @BOS  5        W:Francisco Rodriguez (5-2), L: Eric Gagne (3-1), S: none
Fri, Aug 17, 2007 BOS  8  LAA  4        W:Clay Buchholz (1-0), L: John Lackey (15-7), S: Jonathan Papelbon (29)
Wed, Aug 08, 2007 BOS  9 @LAA  6        W:Hideki Okajima (3-0), L: Justin Speier (1-3), S: Jonathan Papelbon (26)
Tue, Aug 07, 2007 LAA 10  BOS  4        W:Joe Saunders (6-0), L: Tim Wakefield (13-10), S: none
Mon, Aug 06, 2007 LAA  4  BOS  2        W:Justin Speier (1-2), L: Curt Schilling (6-5), S: Francisco Rodriguez (28)
Season Series: 2008 - LAA leads 2-1; 2007 - BOS won 6-4; 2006 - Tied 3-3; All-Time - BOS leads 308-266

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 2008 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

TEX  5.60

CLE  4.53

WSN  3.65

RA/G

OAK  3.63

MIL  4.49

TEX  5.82

BA

C. Jones  .376

M. Kemp  .284

T. Pena  .155

OBP

C. Jones  .472

N. McLouth  .356

T. Pena  .176

SLG

L. Berkman  .653

B. Phillips  .472

O. Vizquel  .179

OPS

L. Berkman  1.096

O. Hudson  .816

T. Pena  .381

ERA

J. Duchscherer  1.82

J. Maine  3.99

M. Hendrickson  6.09

K/9IP

C. Billingsley  9.91

T. Wakefield  6.18

K. Rogers  3.36

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Boston Red Sox Batters (5.10 RS/G) vs. Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Pitchers (4.08 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 41.Lackey
G/S/vB
66.Arredondo
G/S/vB
53.O'Day
G/S/vB
38.Oliver*
G/S/vB
57.Rodriguez
G/S/vB
62.Shields
G/S/vB
33.Speier
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
22.Casey* G/S/vP 2/.500 ··· ··· 19/1.214 1/.000 5/.650 5/1.800 138/112 .373/.428/.476/.904 .945/.893 .744 27/.944 1/0 0/
36.Cash G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 101/80 .242/.307/.374/.681 .873/.631 .695 20/.932 0/0 2/
13.Cora* G/S/vP 15/.800 ··· ··· 4/.750 2/.000 4/.500 5/1.000 69/62 .283/.368/.367/.734 1.071/.696 .703 17/.713 0/0 0/
10.Crisp# G/S/vP 24/.705 ··· ··· 4/.833 6/1.166 11/.473 4/.500 234/187 .259/.309/.410/.719 .983/.651 .668 45/.726 13/3 5/
7.Drew* G/S/vP 12/1.227 ··· ··· 10/.871 2/.000 6/1.500 5/1.100 337/273 .302/.412/.572/.984 .984/.984 .955 87/.842 2/1 17/
46.Ellsbury* G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/5.000 1/2.000 1/.000 2/2.000 1/.000 364/283 .269/.340/.375/.714 .604/.746 .625 100/.596 35/7 5/
25.Lowell G/S/vP 12/.500 ··· ··· 9/2.056 4/.750 3/.666 9/.944 328/267 .297/.360/.507/.867 1.033/.831 .866 97/.930 1/2 13/
12.Lowrie# G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 2/.000 ··· 53/40 .277/.308/.426/.733 1.318/.556 .890 5/.000 0/0 1/
44.Moss* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 1/.000 2/2.000 ··· 86/63 .295/.337/.462/.799 .664/.842 .884 43/.810 1/1 2/
15.Pedroia G/S/vP 6/.833 ··· 1/2.000 1/no AB 2/.000 4/1.250 4/1.250 434/339 .314/.357/.458/.816 .987/.768 .819 103/1.116 9/0 9/
24.Ramirez G/S/vP 31/1.668 ··· 1/2.000 29/.837 8/.625 12/.350 10/.956 380/312 .293/.389/.518/.908 .725/.950 .894 91/.877 1/0 18/
33.Varitek# G/S/vP 21/.825 ··· ··· 7/.572 7/.453 12/.258 12/1.222 288/231 .218/.299/.354/.653 .662/.650 .606 69/.412 0/0 7/
20.Youkilis G/S/vP 10/.600 ··· 1/.000 3/1.334 6/.833 3/1.667 4/.500 373/315 .314/.381/.552/.933 1.061/.910 .929 91/1.016 3/4 15/
IP 80.1 24.0 31.1 39.2 42.0 37.2 37.2 TOTAL .282/.356/.451/.807 .833/.800 .767 .808 78/22 108/55
ERA-K/9 2.46/7.4 1.13/8.6 3.16/5.5 3.63/4.5 2.36/8.8 3.11/9.3 5.26/7.4 3.84/6.5

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Cash (29-11-11)
 Varitek (41-10-2)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 314/.240 90/.146 138/.290 166/.285 175/.182 147/.237 174/.252 .257  Ramirez
 Drew
 Crisp
 Moss
 Ellsbury
 Youkilis
60/0/0/6
0/1/79/5
0/70/0/3
11/0/14/2
48/42/12/2
0/0/2/0
OPS .662 .417 .725 .775 .582 .655 .840 .716
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 156/.599 40/.386 64/.714 75/.910 85/.734 72/.420 79/1.082 .746
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 158/.725 50/.442 74/.734 91/.665 90/.445 75/.881 95/.634 .691
Home 140/.598 40/.583 61/.649 95/.689 72/.643 69/.691 80/.800 .726
Last 28d days 120/.755 39/.205 24/.333 26/.828 45/.674 41/.693 50/.920
HR/SB/CS 9/7/2 1/2/1 1/2/1 3/4/1 2/5/0 4/3/1 9/5/1 88/74/21
Usage ·······X ····X··X ······X· ····X··o ····XX·X ·····X·X ······XX
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Batters (4.31 RS/G) vs. Boston Red Sox Pitchers (4.08 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 61.Buchholz
G/S/vB
53.Aardsma
G/S/vB
17.Delcarmen
G/S/vB
56.Hansen
G/S/vB
48.Lopez*
G/S/vB
37.Okajima*
G/S/vB
58.Papelbon
G/S/vB
50.Timlin
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
16.Anderson* G/S/vP 3/.666 ··· 1/no AB 1/.000 2/2.000 5/.400 5/.000 15/.962 351/279 .263/.302/.388/.690 .663/.697 .786 76/.808 6/2 8/
2.Aybar# G/S/vP 3/.000 4/.500 1/2.000 1/.000 1/.000 2/1.500 1/.000 1/2.000 231/172 .282/.313/.389/.702 .769/.679 .590 67/.845 6/2 3/
28.Budde G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/1 /// / 1/ 0/0 0/
9.Figgins# G/S/vP 3/2.000 2/.500 1/.000 2/1.000 1/.000 2/1.000 4/.250 12/.182 261/202 .275/.381/.320/.701 .743/.688 .766 84/.542 16/6 0/
27.Guerrero G/S/vP 3/1.334 3/1.167 2/4.000 1/.000 ··· 4/.250 10/.311 17/1.027 365/277 .286/.348/.483/.831 .769/.851 .755 87/.905 2/1 15/
48.Hunter G/S/vP ··· 4/1.417 2/.500 2/3.500 1/2.000 4/1.000 1/.000 5/1.200 374/282 .269/.332/.450/.782 .787/.780 .894 84/.712 10/4 12/
6.Izturis# G/S/vP ··· 2/.000 2/.000 2/.000 2/1.000 2/.000 2/.000 3/.000 265/207 .271/.331/.354/.685 .662/.691 .664 47/.729 9/2 3/
47.Kendrick G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/2.000 ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 3/.666 197/144 .321/.340/.476/.816 .701/.858 .726 85/.897 5/3 2/
35.Kotchman* G/S/vP 3/2.667 1/no AB 1/.000 1/5.000 2/.500 5/1.400 3/.000 5/.000 354/275 .282/.325/.427/.752 .927/.702 .700 86/.643 2/0 9/
5.Mathis G/S/vP 3/.333 ··· 1/2.000 1/.000 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 190/137 .216/.297/.352/.649 .853/.576 .507 57/.552 1/1 6/
24.Matthews# G/S/vP 3/.000 1/3.000 3/2.334 2/1.000 1/.000 5/.400 1/.000 9/.222 348/260 .235/.310/.350/.661 .681/.653 .623 55/.497 6/2 7/
39.Quinlan G/S/vP ··· 1/2.000 2/.000 ··· ··· ··· 2/.000 2/2.000 105/60 .260/.314/.302/.616 .650/.591 .738 11/.182 1/1 1/
21.Rivera G/S/vP ··· ··· 2/1.000 ··· 1/2.000 ··· 5/.000 5/.900 95/54 .233/.295/.372/.667 .400/.881 .783 38/1.001 0/0 3/
77.Willits# G/S/vP 3/.000 1/.000 1/2.000 ··· ··· ··· 2/.000 2/2.000 77/62 .164/.297/.213/.510 .457/.519 .644 9/.268 1/0 0/
IP 47.1 39.0 39.2 26.1 37.0 38.1 40.2 25.2 TOTAL .257/.318/.388/.706 .705/.707 .708 .714 70/25 83/52
ERA-K/9 5.70/9.3 2.77/9.5 4.54/8.8 5.47/7.5 2.19/5.1 2.82/8.7 2.43/11.3 6.31/5.3 3.80/7.4

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Budde (0-0-0)
 Mathis (38-14-2)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 216/.286 168/.203 171/.240 124/.236 153/.259 168/.255 161/.213 121/.308 .243  Anderson
 Matthews
 Guerrero
 Hunter
 Rivera
 Willits
 Quinlan
52/0/0/4
29/12/29/4
0/0/63/4
0/83/0/3
11/1/6/2
12/4/9/0
0/0/2/0
OPS .763 .628 .686 .668 .725 .697 .568 .866 .698
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 116/.681 73/.596 73/.604 49/.783 81/.734 66/.588 91/.563 57/1.003 .705
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 100/.858 95/.654 98/.750 75/.595 72/.716 102/.770 70/.575 64/.744 .692
Road 121/.826 78/.466 88/.757 54/.620 61/.708 92/.589 75/.694 64/.850 .688
Last 28d days 24/.887 26/.510 41/.732 37/.620 43/.834 42/.929 36/.678 16/.536
HR/SB/CS 3/2/1 1/2/0 3/6/0 2/1/0 3/1/2 4/0/1 3/2/0 3/3/0 83/70/21
Usage ······X· ······X· ····X·X· ·····o·· ······o· ····X··· ····X··· ·····oo·

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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