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Game Preview: BOS @ BAL, 7:05pm, Tuesday, May 13, 2008 @Oriole Park at Camden Yards

Boston Red Sox, 24-17, 1st, ½ up

SP: Josh Beckett (28, RHP, 4-2, 3.70)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. BAL Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (4-2)             41.1  31  18  17   8  42  4    3.70      
 2007 (20-7)           200.2 189  76  73  40 194 17    3.27      
 2006 (16-11)          204.2 191 120 114  74 158 36    5.01      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         4-3  47.1  41  23  22   8  48  6    4.18   57 
 2008-05-08   @DET   W   7     6   1   1   0   8  0     102   69 
 2008-05-03    TBR   W   8     7   4   4   1   5  2     100   56 
 2008-04-27   @TBR   L   7     4   2   1   1  13  1     107   75 
 2008-04-17   @NYY   W   8     6   3   3   1   5  0     105   62 
 2008-04-12    NYY   W   6.2   5   3   3   1   5  0      88   56 
 2008-04-06   @TOR   L   4.2   3   5   5   4   6  1      92   40 
 2007-09-27    MIN   L   6    10   5   5   0   6  2      99   38 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.BAL      3-1  35.2  34  13  13   4  32  3    3.28   59 
 2007-09-09   @BAL   W   7     7   2   2   0   8  2     116   63 
 2007-08-11   @BAL   W   8.2   8   2   2   0   8  0     113   68 
 2007-07-31    BAL   L   8     9   5   5   2   6  1     107   48 
 2007-05-13    BAL  ND   4     2   2   2   2   7  0      64   55 
 2007-04-26   @BAL   W   8     8   2   2   0   3  0     100   61 
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   14-5    Road:   10-12   ExtrInn: 1-1 
 vsRHP:  18-16   vsLHP:   6-1    1-Run:   7-5 
 vsEast:  8-9    vsCntrl: 8-5    vsWest:  8-3  IL: 0-0 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 41 Mon, May 12  @MIN  L   3-7       24-17  1st  0.5 up
 40 Sun, May 11  @MIN  L   8-9       24-16  1st  1.5 up
 39 Sat, May 10  @MIN  W   5-2       24-15  1st  2.5 up
 38 Fri, May  9  @MIN  L   6-7       23-15  1st  2.5 up
 37 Thu, May  8  @DET  W   5-1       23-14  1st  3.5 up
 36 Wed, May  7  @DET  L   9-10      22-14  1st  3.5 up
 35 Tue, May  6  @DET  W   5-0       22-13  1st  3.5 up
 34 Mon, May  5  @DET  W   6-3       21-13  1st  3.5 up
 33 Sun, May  4   TBR  W   7-3       20-13  1st  3.0 up
 32 Sat, May  3   TBR  W  12-4       19-13  1st  2.0 up
 Last 10: 6-4    Last 20:10-10   Last 30:19-11
Baltimore Orioles, 19-19, 3rd, 3½ GB, 3 GB in WC

SP: Jeremy Guthrie (29, RHP, 1-3, 4.32)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. BOS Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (1-3)             50    47  27  24  16  32  8    4.32      
 2007 (7-5)            175.1 165  78  72  47 123 23    3.70      
 2006 (0-0)             19.1  24  15  15  15  14  2    6.98      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         1-2  44.2  38  21  19  15  30  7    3.83   53 
 2008-05-07   @OAK  ND   5.2   5   4   4   3   6  1     106   46 
 2008-05-02   @LAA   W   7     3   2   2   2   6  0     109   67 
 2008-04-27   @CHW   L   5     5   3   3   2   5  2      93   48 
 2008-04-22   @SEA   L   7.2   5   4   3   4   5  0     116   56 
 2008-04-17    CHW  ND   6     6   4   3   1   2  2     103   47 
 2008-04-11   @TBR  ND   6.1   8   2   2   1   4  1     109   52 
 2008-04-06    SEA  ND   7     6   2   2   2   2  1     101   57 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.BOS      0-0  18.2  19   6   5   8  10  2    2.41   53 
 2007-09-09    BOS  ND   5     7   2   2   2   5  0     105   48 
 2007-08-02   @BOS  ND   5.1   9   3   3   4   3  2     105   37 
 2007-05-13   @BOS  ND   8.1   3   1   0   2   2  0      91   75 
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   10-6    Road:    9-13   ExtrInn: 1-2 
 vsRHP:  16-14   vsLHP:   3-5    1-Run:   9-5 
 vsEast:  6-7    vsCntrl: 5-4    vsWest:  8-8  IL: 0-0 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 39 Sun, May 11  @KCR  L   0-4       19-19  3rd  4.0 gb
 38 Sat, May 10  @KCR  W   6-5       19-18  3rd  4.0 gb
 37 Fri, May  9  @KCR  W   7-4       18-18  3rd  4.0 gb
 36 Thu, May  8  @KCR  W   4-1       17-18  4th  5.0 gb
 35 Wed, May  7  @OAK  L   5-6 (10)  16-18  5th  5.0 gb
 34 Tue, May  6  @OAK  L   2-4       16-17  4th  5.0 gb
 33 Mon, May  5  @OAK  L   1-2 (10)  16-16  4th  4.0 gb
 32 Sun, May  4  @LAA  L   5-6       16-15  2nd  3.0 gb
 31 Sat, May  3  @LAA  L   1-3       16-14  2nd  2.0 gb
 30 Fri, May  2  @LAA  W   4-3       16-13  2nd  1.0 gb
 Last 10: 4-6    Last 20: 8-11   Last 30:13-16
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Sun, Sep 09, 2007 BOS  3 @BAL  2        W:Josh Beckett (18-6), L: Chad Bradford (3-7), S: Jonathan Papelbon (35)
Sat, Sep 08, 2007 BAL 11  BOS  5        W:Jon Leicester (1-1), L: Daisuke Matsuzaka (14-12), S: none
Fri, Sep 07, 2007 BOS  4 @BAL  0        W:Jon Lester (4-0), L: Daniel Cabrera (9-15), S: none
Thu, Sep 06, 2007 BOS  7 @BAL  6        W:Clay Buchholz (3-0), L: Danys Baez (0-6), S: Jonathan Papelbon (34)
Sun, Sep 02, 2007 BOS  3  BAL  2        W:Jon Lester (3-0), L: Daniel Cabrera (9-14), S: Jonathan Papelbon (31)
Sat, Sep 01, 2007 BOS 10  BAL  0        W:Clay Buchholz (2-0), L: Garrett Olson (1-3), S: none
Fri, Aug 31, 2007 BAL  9 @BOS  8        W:Kurt Birkins (1-1), L: Julian Tavarez (7-10), S: Danys Baez (3)
Sun, Aug 12, 2007 BAL  6  BOS  3 (10)   W:Chad Bradford (1-4), L: Kyle Snyder (2-3), S: none
Sat, Aug 11, 2007 BOS  6 @BAL  2        W:Josh Beckett (15-5), L: Garrett Olson (1-1), S: Jonathan Papelbon (27)
Fri, Aug 10, 2007 BAL  6  BOS  5        W:James Hoey (1-0), L: Hideki Okajima (3-1), S: none
Season Series: 2008 -  0-0; 2007 - BOS won 12-6; 2006 - BOS won 15-3; All-Time - BOS leads 1104-911

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

CHC  5.87

CHW  4.61

SDP  3.36

RA/G

CLE  3.71

MIN  4.49

TEX  5.58

BA

D. Pedroia  .304

  

D. Pedroia  .304

OBP

D. Pedroia  .342

  

D. Pedroia  .342

SLG

D. Pedroia  .404

  

D. Pedroia  .404

OPS

D. Pedroia  .746

  

D. Pedroia  .746

ERA

C. Lee  .67

J. Lester  4.06

B. Arroyo  7.14

K/9IP

C. Billingsley  11.16

S. Chacon  6.18

J. Garland  2.07

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Boston Red Sox Batters (5.10 RS/G) vs. Baltimore Orioles Pitchers (4.28 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 46.Guthrie
G/S/vB
34.Albers
G/S/vB
53.Bradford
G/S/vB
54.Cormier
G/S/vB
43.Johnson
G/S/vB
45.Sarfate
G/S/vB
52.Sherrill*
G/S/vB
32.Walker*
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
22.Casey* G/S/vP 2/.000 ··· 2/2.000 4/.500 ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 63/55 .339/.413/.446/.859 1.214/.808 .654 35/.941 0/0 0/
36.Cash G/S/vP ··· ··· 2/1.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 46/34 .375/.435/.475/.910 1.467/.720 1.147 39/.946 0/0 0/
13.Cora* G/S/vP 9/.661 ··· ··· ··· 2/.000 ··· ··· 4/.000 13/10 .727/.769/.818/1.587 2.000/1.478 1.550 8/1.375 0/0 0/
10.Crisp# G/S/vP 9/.583 ··· 6/1.467 2/.000 ··· ··· 4/.000 11/.819 93/71 .314/.341/.477/.817 1.165/.717 .754 54/.850 6/0 2/
7.Drew* G/S/vP 6/.733 ··· 6/.900 1/.000 1/no AB ··· 2/.000 5/.400 134/108 .301/.403/.434/.837 .842/.835 .941 89/.764 1/1 3/
46.Ellsbury* G/S/vP 3/.666 ··· 1/2.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 137/110 .268/.378/.384/.762 .599/.804 .498 108/.759 14/0 3/
25.Lowell G/S/vP 7/.286 ··· 9/.333 7/.429 1/2.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 97/79 .278/.320/.456/.775 .600/.810 .848 63/.917 0/1 3/
23.Lugo G/S/vP 7/.000 ··· 9/.444 5/1.800 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 3/.000 136/111 .285/.348/.341/.690 .624/.705 .605 87/.760 5/2 0/
34.Ortiz* G/S/vP 10/.956 ··· 2/.000 2/3.000 1/2.000 ··· 7/.429 16/1.438 173/141 .240/.341/.427/.768 .585/.810 .648 116/.937 0/0 7/
15.Pedroia G/S/vP 7/1.514 ··· 2/2.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 2/1.000 187/149 .304/.342/.404/.746 .667/.767 .653 123/.774 4/0 1/
24.Ramirez G/S/vP 7/.572 ··· 15/1.266 ··· 1/no AB ··· 3/no AB 5/2.000 167/143 .304/.383/.554/.937 .804/.959 .961 108/.914 1/0 8/
33.Varitek# G/S/vP 6/.334 ··· 20/1.017 2/.500 1/no AB ··· 1/2.000 14/.630 118/97 .252/.322/.411/.733 .781/.723 .787 71/.739 0/0 3/
20.Youkilis G/S/vP 11/.573 ··· 6/1.100 3/1.666 1/2.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 170/145 .322/.400/.596/.996 1.501/.923 1.079 113/.962 2/1 8/
IP 50.0 26.1 13.2 4.2 21.1 16.2 16.1 11.0 TOTAL .294/.365/.454/.820 .862/.810 .801 .847 33/5 41/23
ERA-K/9 4.32/5.8 2.39/4.4 1.32/5.3 1.93/7.7 0.84/3.8 3.78/9.7 4.41/7.2 4.91/5.7 4.12/5.5

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Cash (18-3-6)
 Varitek (13-4-0)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 214/.242 105/.204 57/.264 17/.071 78/.139 76/.246 71/.186 50/.370 .245  Drew
 Crisp
 Ramirez
 Ellsbury
 Lugo
0/0/31/3
0/28/0/2
35/0/0/2
15/19/5/2
1/0/0/0
OPS .726 .515 .624 .521 .348 .715 .636 1.018 .708
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 104/.692 52/.424 19/.868 7/.286 34/.282 34/.921 23/.411 34/1.140 .691
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 110/.758 53/.607 38/.499 10/.644 44/.395 42/.558 48/.751 16/.708 .721
Home 80/.831 63/.446 23/.565 / 32/.222 37/.816 32/.620 26/.330 .739
Last 28d days 133/.676 64/.561 39/.677 17/.521 66/.350 56/.804 50/.717 29/.951
HR/SB/CS 8/6/2 1/1/1 1/0/1 1/0/0 0/1/1 1/3/1 2/0/0 3/1/0 39/35/12
Usage ·····X·· ···X··Xo ··o··o·o ·o···o·· ··Xo···X ·X···o·· ··XX·X·· ··oo·o·o
Baltimore Orioles Batters (4.00 RS/G) vs. Boston Red Sox Pitchers (4.44 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 19.Beckett
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
3.Bynum* G/S/vP 3/.000 1/4.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 2/.000 1/.000 16/15 .313/.313/.375/.688 .000/.733 16/.688 0/0 0/
19.Cintron# G/S/vP 5/1.350 ··· 2/1.000 1/.000 4/.500 ··· 2/.500 2/.000 1/1 .000/.000/.000/.000 /.000 1/.000 0/0 0/
2.Hernandez# G/S/vP 2/1.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 88/69 .250/.306/.263/.569 .463/.597 .643 56/.518 2/0 0/
55.Hernandez G/S/vP 24/.683 2/2.000 4/.833 3/2.000 2/3.000 2/.000 4/.500 12/1.017 115/97 .215/.243/.364/.608 .801/.572 .605 72/.631 0/0 3/
17.Huff* G/S/vP 22/.559 ··· 4/.500 ··· 5/.800 3/.000 4/.000 18/.745 155/116 .262/.329/.461/.790 .667/.834 .839 101/.804 2/0 6/
10.Jones G/S/vP 3/.000 ··· 3/.000 2/2.500 ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 140/115 .223/.271/.362/.633 .809/.595 .765 96/.620 3/1 2/
21.Markakis* G/S/vP 19/1.009 1/no AB 5/1.300 1/.000 5/.000 6/.567 4/.000 7/1.286 165/123 .267/.400/.452/.852 .667/.918 .775 110/.826 6/2 7/
15.Millar G/S/vP 11/.455 1/3.000 4/.000 2/.000 2/.500 3/.666 4/.000 7/1.238 159/120 .234/.314/.362/.676 .830/.627 .851 105/.638 0/1 5/
6.Mora G/S/vP 13/1.077 ··· 5/.650 3/2.334 1/.000 2/1.000 6/.334 21/.838 167/132 .252/.309/.411/.720 .824/.694 .586 115/.701 2/4 5/
16.Payton G/S/vP 21/.762 2/1.000 3/.000 1/.000 3/.000 3/.666 3/.666 5/.000 75/51 .225/.257/.324/.581 .792/.473 .552 56/.580 3/0 2/
24.Quiroz G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 38/30 .194/.306/.323/.628 1.089/.494 .536 29/.644 0/0 1/
1.Roberts# G/S/vP 18/.980 1/2.000 2/.500 ··· 7/.286 3/1.000 5/.400 14/.721 164/121 .257/.341/.403/.744 .744/.745 .793 108/.663 11/4 3/
30.Scott* G/S/vP 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 125/103 .264/.344/.382/.726 .485/.773 .905 80/.545 1/1 1/
IP 41.1 19.1 13.1 5.1 15.0 18.0 18.2 10.0 TOTAL .244/.314/.383/.697 .738/.686 .730 .665 30/13 36/23
ERA-K/9 3.70/9.2 2.33/7.0 6.75/8.8 5.06/6.8 3.00/4.2 0.50/7.5 2.41/11.1 9.00/1.8 4.16/6.9

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Hernandez (24-9-1)
 Quiroz (11-3-2)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 163/.204 86/.203 63/.309 22/.200 64/.268 69/.190 72/.221 47/.405 .247  Markakis
 Jones
 Scott
 Payton
0/0/38/4
0/37/0/1
28/0/0/1
22/3/1/1
OPS .569 .657 .914 .623 .719 .502 .566 1.159 .712
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 96/.518 37/.665 21/.833 9/.778 32/.553 24/.513 41/.609 22/1.264 .682
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 67/.643 49/.652 42/.957 13/.490 32/.859 45/.494 31/.509 25/1.054 .737
Road 107/.533 39/.580 31/.828 14/.452 21/.596 33/.311 38/.775 28/.953 .690
Last 28d days 116/.554 52/.718 31/1.099 22/.623 45/.636 47/.567 46/.599 38/.935
HR/SB/CS 4/2/0 0/2/0 2/1/0 1/0/0 1/0/2 1/0/1 1/2/0 3/2/0 35/31/7
Usage ····X··· ·X·o·X·· ····o··· o···o··X Xo···o·· ··oo·o·o ··XX·X·o oX····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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