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Game Preview: BOS @ LAA, 9:30pm, Friday, October 3, 2008 @Angel Stadium

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

SP: Daisuke Matsuzaka (27, RHP, 18-3, 2.90)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. ANA Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (18-3)           167.2 128  58  54  94 154 12    2.90      
 2007 (15-12)          204.2 191 100 100  80 201 25    4.40      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         3-1  41    31  16  15  17  45  4    3.29   58 
 2008-09-28    NYY   L   4     4   3   3   2   5  1      73   45 
 2008-09-21   @TOR   W   7     2   0   0   2   6  0     109   77 
 2008-09-15   @TBR   W   5     3   1   1   2   7  1     101   62 
 2008-09-09    TBR  ND   5     8   3   3   4   5  0     102   40 
 2008-09-03    BAL  ND   6     4   4   3   4   7  0     112   53 
 2008-08-29    CHW   W   8     2   0   0   2   7  0     104   83 
 2008-08-24   @TOR  ND   6     8   5   5   1   8  2     105   43 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.ANA      0-1   5     7   6   6   2   3  2   10.80   30 
 2008-07-28    LAA   L   5     7   6   6   2   3  2      91   30 
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: Ervin Santana (25, RHP, 16-7, 3.49)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. BOS Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (16-7)           219   198  89  85  47 214 23    3.49      
 2007 (7-14)           150   174 103  96  58 126 26    5.76      
 2006 (16-8)           204   181 106  97  70 141 21    4.28      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         3-2  49.1  49  22  21   5  48  6    3.83   57 
 2008-09-27    TEX   L   5.2  10   8   8   1   5  2     106   21 
 2008-09-22   @SEA   W   8     5   1   1   0   9  0      98   77 
 2008-09-14    SEA  ND   7     6   2   2   1   3  0      91   59 
 2008-09-09    NYY   L   6.1   8   6   5   1   6  2     106   40 
 2008-09-04   @DET   W   7.1   6   1   1   1   8  1     112   69 
 2008-08-29    TEX   W   8     5   1   1   1   7  0     108   74 
 2008-08-24    MIN  ND   7     9   3   3   0  10  1     105   57 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.BOS      1-2  22    21  16  14   7  18  2    5.73   46 
 2007-08-17   @BOS  ND   6.1   4   1   1   0   5  0     100   66 
 2007-04-16   @BOS   L   4     7   7   5   3   4  1      78   25 
 2005-09-07   @BOS   L   4     5   6   6   4   4  1      84   28 
 2005-08-20    BOS   W   7.2   5   2   2   0   5  0     111   66 
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

ARI  

LAD  

ARI  

RA/G

ARI  

LAD  

ARI  

BA

  

  

  

OBP

  

  

  

SLG

  

  

  

OPS

  

  

  

ERA

N. Musser  .00

E. Jackson  4.42

M. DeSalvo  31.50

K/9IP

J. Roenicke  18.00

S. Richmond  6.67

J. Morillo  .00

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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 54.Santana
G/S/vB
66.Arredondo
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 ··· ··· ··· 2/.000 1/.000 2/.000 670/ .286/.373/.522/.895 / .874 79/.968 10/0 31/
22.Casey* G/S/vP 4/.250 ··· ··· 19/1.214 2/.000 5/.650 218/ .322/.381/.392/.773 / .643 36/.485 1/0 0/
30.Cash G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 162/ .225/.309/.338/.647 / .668 26/.662 0/0 3/
13.Cora* G/S/vP 4/2.417 ··· ··· 4/.750 2/.000 4/.500 179/ .270/.371/.349/.719 / .658 33/.599 1/1 0/
10.Crisp# G/S/vP 3/3.000 ··· ··· 5/1.100 7/1.000 12/.432 409/ .283/.344/.407/.751 / .741 60/.885 20/7 7/
7.Drew* G/S/vP 7/.715 1/.000 ··· 11/.773 3/.333 7/1.738 456/ .280/.408/.519/.927 / .927 5/.650 4/1 19/
46.Ellsbury* G/S/vP 3/.000 1/.000 ··· 1/2.000 3/.000 3/2.000 609/ .280/.336/.394/.729 / .676 83/.966 50/11 9/
11.Kotsay* G/S/vP 20/.950 ··· ··· 20/.566 10/.425 18/.944 436/ .276/.329/.403/.732 / .657 65/.479 2/4 6/
25.Lowell G/S/vP 6/1.300 ··· ··· 10/1.786 6/.500 5/.400 468/ .274/.338/.461/.798 / .823 41/.971 2/2 17/
12.Lowrie# G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 2/.000 ··· 4/.000 306/ .258/.339/.400/.739 / .696 84/.589 1/0 2/
34.Ortiz* G/S/vP 11/1.747 1/2.000 ··· 11/.606 6/1.334 16/1.458 491/ .264/.369/.507/.877 / .782 84/.874 1/0 23/
15.Pedroia G/S/vP 3/.000 2/.500 ··· 2/.500 3/.666 5/1.000 726/ .326/.376/.493/.869 / .827 93/.764 20/1 17/
28.Ross G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 4/.000 ··· 4/.000 182/ .225/.369/.352/.721 / .649 8/.286 0/1 3/
33.Varitek# G/S/vP 9/.111 1/no AB ··· 8/.750 7/.453 14/.377 483/ .220/.313/.359/.672 / .679 57/.531 0/1 13/
20.Youkilis G/S/vP 3/1.167 1/2.000 ··· 4/1.417 7/.715 4/1.750 621/ .312/.390/.569/.958 / .900 83/1.040 3/5 29/
IP 219.0 61.0 8.1 72.0 68.1 63.1 TOTAL .280/.358/.447/.805 / .772 .766 120/35 173/85
ERA-K/9 3.49/8.8 1.62/8.1 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 897/.237 244/.190 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 .651 .533 .677 .682 .630 .669 .729
vs LHB (BF-OPS) / / / / / /
vs RHB (BF-OPS) / / / / / /
Home 425/.684 117/.520 15/.343 150/.549 138/.633 132/.668 .720
Last 28d days 114/.733 46/.483 36/.677 41/.644 40/.718 46/.673
HR/SB/CS 23/16/4 3/3/2 0/1/0 5/5/2 4/8/0 6/8/1 160/109/31
Usage ·····X·· ····o··X ·····X·X ····o··· ·····o·· ····X··o
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 18.Matsuzaka
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
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
16.Anderson* G/S/vP 2/.000 2/.000 3/2.000 5/1.000 6/.334 5/.000 593/ .293/.325/.433/.758 / .803 81/.837 7/4 15/
2.Aybar# G/S/vP ··· 1/2.000 1/.000 2/.000 2/1.500 1/.000 375/ .277/.314/.384/.699 / .626 40/.685 7/2 3/
9.Figgins# G/S/vP 3/1.167 2/.500 4/1.250 4/.000 2/1.000 4/.250 520/ .276/.367/.318/.685 / .693 63/.633 34/13 1/
27.Guerrero G/S/vP 3/1.334 4/2.417 1/.000 5/.400 5/.200 10/.311 600/ .303/.365/.521/.886 / .831 62/1.137 5/3 27/
48.Hunter G/S/vP 7/1.000 3/.333 2/2.500 4/1.250 5/.800 1/.000 608/ .278/.344/.466/.810 / .850 66/.674 19/5 21/
47.Kendrick G/S/vP 2/.500 2/1.000 ··· 2/.000 ··· 1/.000 361/ .306/.333/.421/.754 / .736 17/.579 11/4 3/
5.Mathis G/S/vP 2/.000 2/2.000 3/1.000 2/.000 1/.000 1/.000 328/ .194/.275/.318/.593 / .592 28/.399 2/2 9/
24.Matthews# G/S/vP ··· 4/1.750 1/.000 4/.500 5/.400 1/.000 477/ .242/.319/.357/.675 / .659 67/.770 8/3 8/
19.Morales# G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 66/ .213/.273/.393/.666 / .601 53/.693 0/1 3/
44.Napoli G/S/vP ··· 2/.500 ··· 2/2.500 1/.000 ··· 274/ .273/.374/.586/.960 / .898 54/1.600 7/3 20/
39.Quinlan G/S/vP ··· 2/.000 ··· ··· ··· 3/.000 181/ .262/.326/.311/.637 / .698 47/.560 4/2 1/
21.Rivera G/S/vP 2/.000 2/1.000 2/2.000 1/2.000 ··· 6/.000 280/ .246/.282/.438/.720 / .771 42/.872 1/1 12/
25.Teixeira# G/S/vP 3/2.167 2/.500 1/no AB ··· 2/1.000 2/.000 685/ .308/.410/.552/.962 / 1.026 89/1.027 2/0 33/
77.Willits# G/S/vP ··· 1/2.000 ··· ··· ··· 2/.000 136/ .194/.321/.231/.552 / .573 39/.572 2/1 0/
3.Wood G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 157/ .200/.224/.327/.551 / .593 63/.753 4/0 5/
IP 167.2 74.1 59.1 88.1 62.0 69.1 TOTAL .268/.330/.413/.743 / .747 .798 129/48 159/91
ERA-K/9 2.90/8.3 3.27/8.7 2.43/5.8 3.16/6.9 2.61/8.7 2.34/10.0 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 716/.211 307/.205 247/.245 365/.216 258/.212 273/.223 .250  Anderson
 Guerrero
 Matthews
 Hunter
 Rivera
 Morales
 Willits
 Quinlan
82/0/0/9
0/0/99/8
37/31/43/6
0/137/0/4
41/1/19/4
0/0/12/0
30/9/22/0
3/0/3/0
OPS .645 .605 .699 .674 .612 .561 .713
vs LHB (BF-OPS) / / / / / /
vs RHB (BF-OPS) / / / / / / .564
Road 314/.559 150/.682 96/.772 168/.659 131/.509 126/.590 .701
Last 28d days 92/.657 52/.430 34/.652 43/.603 29/.321 46/.825
HR/SB/CS 12/15/5 5/7/0 4/1/3 10/9/1 6/0/1 4/2/0 147/96/32
Usage ····X··· ····X··· ····X··· ····X··o ····o··o ····X··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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