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Game Preview: BOS @ LAA, 10:00pm, Wednesday, October 1, 2008 @Angel Stadium

Boston Red Sox, 95-67, 2nd, 2 GB, 7½ up in WC

SP: Jon Lester (24, LHP, 16-6, 3.21)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. ANA Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (16-6)           210.1 202  78  75  66 152 14    3.21      
 2007 (4-0)             63    61  33  32  31  50 10    4.57      
 2006 (7-2)             81.1  91  43  43  43  60  7    4.76      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         4-2  42.2  39  16  16  15  38  2    3.38   56 
 2008-09-25    CLE   W   6     2   1   1   1   4  0      86   67 
 2008-09-20   @TOR   L   7     8   5   5   3   4  0     102   42 
 2008-09-14    TOR   W   8     4   1   1   2   6  1     103   74 
 2008-09-08    TBR   W   7.2   6   0   0   3   9  0     119   73 
 2008-09-02    BAL   W   5     6   1   1   4   5  0      99   52 
 2008-08-28   @NYY  ND   6.2   5   1   1   0   8  0     119   68 
 2008-08-23   @TOR   L   2.1   8   7   7   2   2  1      78   13 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.ANA      1-1  19.2  33  17  17   9   8  2    7.78   33 
 2008-04-23    LAA  ND   5     9   4   4   2   1  2      80   32 
 2007-08-08   @LAA  ND   3.1   8   5   5   3   3  0      93   24 
 2006-08-23   @LAA   W   5     6   3   3   4   2  0      95   41 
 2006-07-28    LAA   L   6.1  10   5   5   0   2  0      89   35 
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   56-25   Road:   39-42   ExtrInn: 8-3 
 vsRHP:  70-54   vsLHP:  25-13   1-Run:  22-23
 vsEast: 38-34   vsCntrl:24-10   vsWest: 22-16 IL:11-7 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
162 Sun, Sep 28   NYY  W   4-3 (10)  95-67  2nd  2.0 gb
161 Sun, Sep 28   NYY  L   2-6       94-67  2nd  2.0 gb
160 Fri, Sep 26   NYY  L   8-19      94-66  2nd  2.0 gb
159 Thu, Sep 25   CLE  W   6-1       94-65  2nd  2.0 gb
158 Wed, Sep 24   CLE  W   5-4       93-65  2nd  3.0 gb
157 Tue, Sep 23   CLE  W   5-4       92-65  2nd  3.0 gb
156 Mon, Sep 22   CLE  L   3-4       91-65  2nd  2.5 gb
155 Sun, Sep 21  @TOR  W   3-0       91-64  2nd  1.5 gb
154 Sat, Sep 20  @TOR  L   3-6       90-64  2nd  2.5 gb
153 Fri, Sep 19  @TOR  W   4-3       90-63  2nd  1.5 gb
 Last 10: 6-4    Last 20:11-9    Last 30:18-12
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, 100-62, 1st, 21 up

SP: John Lackey (29, RHP, 12-5, 3.75)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. BOS Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (12-5)           163.1 161  71  68  40 130 26    3.75      
 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         2-3  43    53  25  25  11  37  8    5.23   47 
 2008-09-26    TEX   L   2.2  12  10  10   2   1  2      73   -7 
 2008-09-21   @TEX   W   6     2   0   0   3  12  0     110   77 
 2008-09-16   @OAK   L   5.1   9   4   4   1   4  1     102   37 
 2008-09-06   @CHW  ND   7     9   5   5   2   4  2     100   41 
 2008-08-31    TEX   L   5     9   4   4   1   5  2     103   37 
 2008-08-26    OAK   W   9     7   1   1   0   5  1      98   74 
 2008-08-21    MIN  ND   8     5   1   1   2   6  0     105   72 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.BOS      3-2  31.2  36  19  17   7  25  5    4.83   48 
 2008-07-29   @BOS   W   9     2   2   2   2   4  1     120   77 
 2008-07-18    BOS   W   7     5   3   3   2   6  2      90   59 
 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 
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   50-31   Road:   50-31   ExtrInn: 3-5 
 vsRHP:  67-46   vsLHP:  33-16   1-Run:  31-21
 vsEast: 30-16   vsCntrl:24-17   vsWest: 36-21 IL:10-8 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
162 Sun, Sep 28   TEX  W   7-0      100-62  1st 21.0 up
161 Sat, Sep 27   TEX  L   4-8       99-62  1st 20.0 up
160 Fri, Sep 26   TEX  L   1-12      99-61  1st 21.0 up
159 Thu, Sep 25  @SEA  W   6-4       99-60  1st 22.0 up
158 Wed, Sep 24  @SEA  W   6-5       98-60  1st 21.5 up
157 Tue, Sep 23  @SEA  L   6-9       97-60  1st 21.5 up
156 Mon, Sep 22  @SEA  W   2-1       97-59  1st 22.0 up
155 Sun, Sep 21  @TEX  W   7-3       96-59  1st 21.5 up
154 Sat, Sep 20  @TEX  W   7-3       95-59  1st 20.5 up
153 Fri, Sep 19  @TEX  W  15-13      94-59  1st 19.5 up
 Last 10: 7-3    Last 20:14-6    Last 30:20-10
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Wed, Jul 30, 2008 LAA  9 @BOS  2        W:Joe Saunders (14-5), L: Josh Beckett (9-8), S: none
Tue, Jul 29, 2008 LAA  6 @BOS  2        W:John Lackey (9-2), L: Clay Buchholz (2-6), S: none
Mon, Jul 28, 2008 LAA  7 @BOS  5        W:Jered Weaver (9-8), L: Daisuke Matsuzaka (11-2), S: Francisco Rodriguez (44)
Sun, Jul 20, 2008 LAA  5  BOS  3        W:Darren Oliver (3-1), L: Tim Wakefield (6-7), S: Francisco Rodriguez (40)
Sat, Jul 19, 2008 LAA  4  BOS  2        W:Jose Arredondo (4-0), L: Josh Beckett (9-6), S: Francisco Rodriguez (39)
Fri, Jul 18, 2008 LAA 11  BOS  3        W:John Lackey (7-2), L: Clay Buchholz (2-5), S: none
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)
Season Series: 2008 - LAA leads 8-1; 2007 - BOS won 6-4; 2006 - Tied 3-3; All-Time - BOS leads 308-272

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  5.56

ATL  4.65

SDP  3.93

RA/G

TOR  3.77

HOU  4.61

TEX  5.97

BA

C. Jones  .364

S. Victorino  .293

J. Towles  .137

OBP

C. Jones  .470

J. Votto  .368

T. Pena  .189

SLG

A. Pujols  .653

G. Dobbs  .491

T. Pena  .209

OPS

A. Pujols  1.114

J. Cust  .851

T. Pena  .398

ERA

J. Santana  2.53

A. Cook  3.96

N. Robertson  6.35

K/9IP

T. Lincecum  10.51

V. Padilla  6.68

L. Hernandez  3.35

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Boston Red Sox Batters (5.22 RS/G) vs. Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Pitchers (4.30 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 41.Lackey
G/S/vB
66.Arredondo
G/S/vB
20.Garland
G/S/vB
65.Jepsen
G/S/vB
38.Oliver*
G/S/vB
57.Rodriguez
G/S/vB
62.Shields
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
44.Bay G/S/vP ··· ··· 3/.666 ··· 2/.000 1/.000 2/.000 670/507 .286/.373/.522/.895 .852/.907 .874 83/.936 10/0 31/
22.Casey* G/S/vP 5/.200 ··· 14/.522 ··· 19/1.214 2/.000 5/.650 218/179 .322/.381/.392/.773 .818/.762 .643 36/.485 1/0 0/
30.Cash G/S/vP ··· ··· 6/.500 ··· 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 162/119 .225/.309/.338/.647 .886/.562 .668 26/.662 0/0 3/
13.Cora* G/S/vP 20/.668 ··· 7/.715 ··· 4/.750 2/.000 4/.500 179/149 .270/.371/.349/.719 .619/.741 .658 37/.706 1/1 0/
10.Crisp# G/S/vP 24/.705 ··· 31/.490 ··· 5/1.100 7/1.000 12/.432 409/306 .283/.344/.407/.751 .791/.737 .741 64/.917 20/7 7/
7.Drew* G/S/vP 18/.889 1/.000 15/.277 ··· 11/.773 3/.333 7/1.738 456/362 .280/.408/.519/.927 .926/.927 .927 5/.650 4/1 19/
46.Ellsbury* G/S/vP 6/.000 1/.000 7/.286 ··· 1/2.000 3/.000 3/2.000 609/458 .280/.336/.394/.729 .728/.729 .676 88/.921 50/11 9/
11.Kotsay* G/S/vP 35/.639 ··· 27/.605 ··· 20/.566 10/.425 18/.944 436/305 .276/.329/.403/.732 .629/.777 .657 69/.512 2/4 6/
25.Lowell G/S/vP 19/.316 ··· 15/.734 ··· 10/1.786 6/.500 5/.400 468/364 .274/.338/.461/.798 .961/.754 .823 41/.971 2/2 17/
12.Lowrie# G/S/vP ··· ··· 6/.900 ··· 2/.000 ··· 4/.000 306/212 .258/.339/.400/.739 .934/.653 .696 88/.560 1/0 2/
34.Ortiz* G/S/vP 34/1.112 1/2.000 28/1.191 ··· 11/.606 6/1.334 16/1.458 491/370 .264/.369/.507/.877 .741/.921 .782 88/.850 1/0 23/
15.Pedroia G/S/vP 13/1.045 2/.500 7/1.404 ··· 2/.500 3/.666 5/1.000 726/545 .326/.376/.493/.869 .903/.857 .827 97/.845 20/1 17/
28.Ross G/S/vP 3/.666 ··· ··· ··· 4/.000 ··· 4/.000 182/99 .225/.369/.352/.721 .632/.793 .649 8/.286 0/1 3/
33.Varitek# G/S/vP 27/.629 1/no AB 15/.650 ··· 8/.750 7/.453 14/.377 483/372 .220/.313/.359/.672 .863/.616 .679 61/.514 0/1 13/
20.Youkilis G/S/vP 17/.941 1/2.000 13/.481 ··· 4/1.417 7/.715 4/1.750 621/492 .312/.390/.569/.958 1.009/.946 .900 83/1.040 3/5 29/
IP 163.1 61.0 196.2 8.1 72.0 68.1 63.1 TOTAL .280/.358/.447/.805 .849/.792 .772 .768 120/35 173/85
ERA-K/9 3.75/7.2 1.62/8.1 4.90/4.1 4.32/7.6 2.88/6.0 2.24/10.1 2.70/9.1 4.00/6.9

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Cash (38-16-14)
 Ross (26-10-6)
 Varitek (56-16-4)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 675/.260 244/.190 864/.303 36/.250 291/.254 288/.216 270/.236 .261  Bay
 Drew
 Ellsbury
 Crisp
 Kotsay
 Youkilis
154/0/0/8
0/1/106/6
58/66/36/4
0/114/0/4
0/84/19/3
0/0/2/0
OPS .749 .533 .819 .677 .682 .630 .669 .729
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 345/.658 124/.418 447/.829 19/.610 120/.653 154/.682 130/.578 .733
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 330/.846 120/.655 417/.807 17/.753 171/.702 134/.571 140/.755 .725
Home 334/.764 117/.520 501/.766 15/.343 150/.549 138/.633 132/.668 .720
Last 28d days 100/1.042 52/.588 125/.866 36/.677 41/.644 40/.718 49/.656
HR/SB/CS 26/11/3 3/3/2 23/3/3 0/1/0 5/5/2 4/8/0 6/8/1 160/109/31
Usage ····X··· ··o··X·· ······X· ···X·X·X ··o···X· ···o··o· ··X··oX·
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Batters (4.72 RS/G) vs. Boston Red Sox Pitchers (4.28 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 31.Lester*
G/S/vB
36.Byrd
G/S/vB
17.Delcarmen
G/S/vB
48.Lopez*
G/S/vB
63.Masterson
G/S/vB
37.Okajima*
G/S/vB
58.Papelbon
G/S/vB
49.Wakefield
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
16.Anderson* G/S/vP 8/1.071 25/1.080 2/.000 3/2.000 5/1.000 6/.334 5/.000 67/.829 593/461 .293/.325/.433/.758 .704/.774 .803 86/.871 7/4 15/
2.Aybar# G/S/vP 4/1.417 4/1.000 1/2.000 1/.000 2/.000 2/1.500 1/.000 ··· 375/261 .277/.314/.384/.699 .686/.704 .626 40/.685 7/2 3/
9.Figgins# G/S/vP 9/.597 12/.606 2/.500 4/1.250 4/.000 2/1.000 4/.250 16/.708 520/383 .276/.367/.318/.685 .640/.701 .693 68/.604 34/13 1/
27.Guerrero G/S/vP 11/.955 28/1.097 4/2.417 1/.000 5/.400 5/.200 10/.311 27/1.856 600/445 .303/.365/.521/.886 .826/.907 .831 71/1.117 5/3 27/
48.Hunter G/S/vP 3/1.667 55/.392 3/.333 2/2.500 4/1.250 5/.800 1/.000 38/1.044 608/444 .278/.344/.466/.810 .865/.790 .850 75/.708 19/5 21/
47.Kendrick G/S/vP 5/1.000 5/.800 2/1.000 ··· 2/.000 ··· 1/.000 6/1.000 361/255 .306/.333/.421/.754 .743/.758 .736 17/.579 11/4 3/
5.Mathis G/S/vP 4/.750 5/.933 2/2.000 3/1.000 2/.000 1/.000 1/.000 4/.750 328/236 .194/.275/.318/.593 .747/.536 .592 32/.349 2/2 9/
24.Matthews# G/S/vP 8/2.000 18/.611 4/1.750 1/.000 4/.500 5/.400 1/.000 20/.516 477/332 .242/.319/.357/.675 .774/.632 .659 72/.860 8/3 8/
19.Morales# G/S/vP ··· 9/1.556 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 66/50 .213/.273/.393/.666 .813/.622 .601 58/.691 0/1 3/
44.Napoli G/S/vP 3/.000 4/1.750 2/.500 ··· 2/2.500 1/.000 ··· 3/1.000 274/210 .273/.374/.586/.960 .978/.954 .898 59/1.485 7/3 20/
39.Quinlan G/S/vP 7/.286 ··· 2/.000 ··· ··· ··· 3/.000 3/.000 181/96 .262/.326/.311/.637 .650/.625 .698 51/.596 4/2 1/
21.Rivera G/S/vP 6/1.100 6/.834 2/1.000 2/2.000 1/2.000 ··· 6/.000 10/1.000 280/185 .246/.282/.438/.720 .730/.714 .771 46/.906 1/1 12/
25.Teixeira# G/S/vP 3/.000 19/.842 2/.500 1/no AB ··· 2/1.000 2/.000 33/.613 685/449 .308/.410/.552/.962 .902/.994 1.026 98/1.083 2/0 33/
77.Willits# G/S/vP 3/2.000 6/1.167 1/2.000 ··· ··· ··· 2/.000 2/.000 136/108 .194/.321/.231/.552 .607/.537 .573 39/.572 2/1 0/
3.Wood G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 157/121 .200/.224/.327/.551 .296/.621 .593 71/.738 4/0 5/
IP 210.1 180.0 74.1 59.1 88.1 62.0 69.1 181.0 TOTAL .268/.330/.413/.743 .748/.740 .747 .811 129/48 159/91
ERA-K/9 3.21/6.5 4.60/4.1 3.27/8.7 2.43/5.8 3.16/6.9 2.61/8.7 2.34/10.0 4.13/5.8 4.01/7.4

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Mathis (57-20-3)
 Napoli (52-11-7)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 874/.256 761/.287 307/.205 247/.245 365/.216 258/.212 273/.223 754/.228 .250  Anderson
 Guerrero
 Matthews
 Hunter
 Rivera
 Willits
 Quinlan
 Morales
82/0/0/9
0/0/99/8
37/31/43/6
0/137/0/4
41/1/19/4
30/9/22/0
3/0/3/0
0/0/12/0
OPS .688 .801 .605 .699 .674 .612 .561 .689 .713
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 253/.571 397/.890 142/.544 131/.587 178/.787 110/.547 145/.606 308/.688 .723
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 621/.737 364/.707 165/.658 116/.818 187/.572 148/.661 128/.511 446/.689 .704
Road 404/.716 456/.805 150/.682 96/.772 168/.659 131/.509 126/.590 387/.748 .701
Last 28d days 114/.556 98/.856 52/.430 38/.635 48/.536 29/.321 46/.825 99/.708
HR/SB/CS 14/8/5 31/5/5 5/7/0 4/1/3 10/9/1 6/0/1 4/2/0 25/27/10 147/96/32
Usage ·····X·· ······X· ··X···XX ··X····o ··X··o·X ··o··o·o ··X··o·o ··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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