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Game Preview: BOS @ BAL, 3:05pm, Wednesday, May 14, 2008 @Oriole Park at Camden Yards

Boston Red Sox, 24-18, 2nd, ½ GB, tied for WC

SP: Jon Lester (24, LHP, 2-2, 4.06)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. BAL Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (2-2)             51    50  25  23  27  29  6    4.06      
 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         1-1  40.1  42  21  19  21  22  5    4.24   47 
 2008-05-09   @MIN  ND   5.1   8   5   3   1   2  0      94   37 
 2008-05-04    TBR   W   6     4   1   1   3   5  1     112   62 
 2008-04-29    TOR  ND   8     1   0   0   4   6  0      97   82 
 2008-04-23    LAA  ND   5     9   4   4   2   1  2      80   32 
 2008-04-19    TEX  ND   6.1  10   3   3   2   5  1     106   44 
 2008-04-14   @CLE  ND   4.1   5   4   4   5   3  0      97   35 
 2008-04-09    DET   L   5.1   5   4   4   4   0  1      97   38 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.BAL      3-0  18    19   6   6   8   8  2    3.00   51 
 2007-09-07   @BAL   W   7     4   0   0   2   4  0      99   71 
 2007-09-02    BAL   W   6     6   2   2   4   1  1      90   49 
 2006-08-13    BAL   W   5     9   4   4   2   3  1     102   34 
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   14-5    Road:   10-13   ExtrInn: 1-1 
 vsRHP:  18-17   vsLHP:   6-1    1-Run:   7-6 
 vsEast:  8-10   vsCntrl: 8-5    vsWest:  8-3  IL: 0-0 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 42 Tue, May 13  @BAL  L   4-5       24-18  2nd  0.5 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
 Last 10: 5-5    Last 20: 9-11   Last 30:18-12
Baltimore Orioles, 20-19, 3rd, 3 GB, 2½ GB in WC

SP: Daniel Cabrera (27, RHP, 3-1, 3.54)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. BOS Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (3-1)             53.1  40  21  21  24  34  6    3.54      
 2007 (9-18)           204.1 207 133 126 108 166 25    5.55      
 2006 (9-10)           148   130  82  78 104 157 11    4.74      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         3-1  49.1  34  15  15  19  32  4    2.74   60 
 2008-05-08   @KCR   W   9     3   1   1   1   7  0     116   83 
 2008-05-03   @LAA   L   7.1   6   3   3   2   6  0     102   58 
 2008-04-28   @CHW  ND   6.1   4   2   2   7   2  1     102   52 
 2008-04-23   @SEA   W   8     5   2   2   0   5  0      95   69 
 2008-04-18    NYY   W   6     6   2   2   2   3  1     108   53 
 2008-04-12   @TBR  ND   6.2   5   1   1   3   4  0     107   61 
 2008-04-07    SEA  ND   6     5   4   4   4   5  2     102   47 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.BOS      0-5  26    29  19  19  19  27  3    6.58   42 
 2007-09-07    BOS   L   3.2   6   3   3   2   4  0      75   39 
 2007-09-02   @BOS   L   6     5   3   3   4   7  1     117   53 
 2007-04-25    BOS   L   6.2   5   3   3   5   5  1     117   52 
 2006-09-12    BOS   L   5.2   8   3   3   3   8  0     109   46 
 2006-08-13   @BOS   L   4     5   7   7   5   3  1      81   22 
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   11-6    Road:    9-13   ExtrInn: 1-2 
 vsRHP:  17-14   vsLHP:   3-5    1-Run:  10-5 
 vsEast:  7-7    vsCntrl: 5-4    vsWest:  8-8  IL: 0-0 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 40 Tue, May 13   BOS  W   5-4       20-19  3rd  3.0 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
 Last 10: 4-6    Last 20: 9-10   Last 30:14-15
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Tue, May 13, 2008 BAL  5  BOS  4        W:Jeremy Guthrie (2-3), L: Josh Beckett (4-3), S: George Sherrill (14)

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)
Season Series: 2008 - BAL leads 1-0; 2007 - BOS won 12-6; 2006 - BOS won 15-3; All-Time - BOS leads 1104-912

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  5.79

STL  4.49

SDP  3.38

RA/G

CLE  3.62

MIN  4.50

TEX  5.49

BA

D. Pedroia  .307

  

D. Pedroia  .307

OBP

D. Pedroia  .344

  

D. Pedroia  .344

SLG

D. Pedroia  .403

  

D. Pedroia  .403

OPS

D. Pedroia  .747

  

D. Pedroia  .747

ERA

C. Lee  .67

Z. Duke  4.04

B. Arroyo  7.14

K/9IP

E. Volquez  10.62

Z. Greinke  6.11

J. Garland  2.07

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Boston Red Sox Batters (5.07 RS/G) vs. Baltimore Orioles Pitchers (4.28 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 40.Cabrera
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 7/.715 ··· 2/2.000 4/.500 ··· ··· 1/.000 1/.000 65/56 .345/.415/.448/.864 1.069/.831 .686 37/.944 0/0 0/
36.Cash G/S/vP 3/.000 ··· 2/1.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 46/34 .375/.435/.475/.910 1.467/.720 1.147 36/1.033 0/0 0/
13.Cora* G/S/vP 22/1.400 ··· ··· ··· 3/.666 ··· ··· 4/.000 17/14 .600/.647/.667/1.314 2.000/1.187 1.268 12/1.083 0/0 0/
10.Crisp# G/S/vP 13/.749 ··· 6/1.467 2/.000 ··· ··· 4/.000 11/.819 96/74 .315/.340/.472/.812 1.165/.715 .749 52/.884 6/0 2/
7.Drew* G/S/vP 12/.944 ··· 6/.900 1/.000 1/no AB ··· 2/.000 5/.400 136/110 .296/.397/.426/.823 .842/.818 .915 91/.746 1/1 3/
46.Ellsbury* G/S/vP 6/1.166 ··· 1/2.000 ··· 1/no AB ··· ··· 1/.000 139/112 .265/.380/.381/.760 .599/.801 .501 106/.740 14/0 3/
25.Lowell G/S/vP 14/1.471 ··· 9/.333 7/.429 2/1.000 ··· 1/.000 1/.000 102/83 .263/.304/.432/.736 .566/.770 .788 68/.847 0/1 3/
23.Lugo G/S/vP 22/.536 ··· 9/.444 5/1.800 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 3/.000 136/111 .285/.348/.341/.690 .624/.705 .605 83/.722 5/2 0/
34.Ortiz* G/S/vP 25/.715 ··· 2/.000 2/3.000 1/2.000 ··· 8/.375 17/1.471 178/144 .240/.343/.429/.771 .590/.815 .659 116/.961 0/0 7/
15.Pedroia G/S/vP 5/1.600 ··· 2/2.000 ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 2/1.000 192/153 .307/.344/.403/.747 .650/.774 .661 123/.748 4/0 1/
24.Ramirez G/S/vP 13/.585 ··· 15/1.266 ··· 2/.000 ··· 4/.750 5/2.000 172/147 .309/.390/.559/.949 .769/.979 .980 108/.950 1/0 8/
33.Varitek# G/S/vP 18/.600 ··· 20/1.017 2/.500 2/no AB ··· 1/2.000 14/.630 122/101 .255/.328/.409/.737 .781/.728 .790 74/.679 0/0 3/
20.Youkilis G/S/vP 17/.950 ··· 6/1.100 3/1.666 2/1.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 174/149 .313/.391/.580/.971 1.501/.896 1.030 112/.908 2/1 8/
IP 53.1 26.1 13.2 4.2 22.2 16.2 18.0 11.0 TOTAL .293/.364/.450/.815 .849/.807 .792 .835 33/5 41/23
ERA-K/9 3.54/5.7 2.39/4.4 1.32/5.3 1.93/7.7 1.19/3.6 3.78/9.7 4.00/7.5 4.91/5.7 4.09/5.6

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

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 226/.206 105/.204 57/.264 17/.071 84/.145 76/.246 76/.172 51/.370 .245  Drew
 Crisp
 Ramirez
 Ellsbury
 Youkilis
 Lugo
0/0/32/3
0/29/0/2
36/0/0/2
15/20/6/2
0/0/1/0
1/0/0/0
OPS .633 .515 .624 .521 .375 .715 .590 1.030 .705
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 127/.701 52/.424 19/.868 7/.286 37/.379 34/.921 25/.376 35/1.158 .691
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 99/.549 53/.607 38/.499 10/.644 47/.369 42/.558 51/.701 16/.708 .717
Home 78/.938 63/.446 23/.565 / 38/.298 37/.816 37/.528 27/.361 .731
Last 28d days 147/.536 64/.561 39/.677 17/.521 72/.382 49/.700 55/.644 30/.971
HR/SB/CS 6/7/1 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··X ···o··o· ··o···o· X··Xo··· ··X···o· X··XX·X· o··oo·o·
Baltimore Orioles Batters (4.03 RS/G) vs. Boston Red Sox Pitchers (4.45 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 31.Lester*
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 2/.000 1/4.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 2/.000 1/.000 20/19 .316/.350/.368/.718 .000/.757 .833 20/.718 0/0 0/
19.Cintron# G/S/vP 3/2.000 ··· 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 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 88/69 .250/.306/.263/.569 .463/.597 .643 52/.559 2/0 0/
55.Hernandez G/S/vP 9/.958 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 69/.659 0/0 3/
17.Huff* G/S/vP 6/.666 ··· 5/.400 ··· 5/.800 3/.000 4/.000 18/.745 159/120 .262/.327/.455/.782 .667/.822 .815 105/.792 2/0 6/
10.Jones G/S/vP 4/1.500 ··· 4/.000 2/2.500 ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 144/119 .231/.278/.366/.643 .809/.609 .781 96/.580 3/1 2/
21.Markakis* G/S/vP 8/.625 1/no AB 6/1.000 1/.000 5/.000 6/.567 4/.000 7/1.286 169/127 .259/.391/.439/.829 .667/.885 .727 110/.754 6/2 7/
15.Millar G/S/vP 8/.542 1/3.000 5/.200 2/.000 2/.500 3/.666 4/.000 7/1.238 163/124 .236/.319/.361/.680 .830/.634 .851 105/.672 0/1 5/
6.Mora G/S/vP 9/.819 ··· 5/.650 3/2.334 1/.000 2/1.000 6/.334 21/.838 167/132 .252/.309/.411/.720 .824/.694 .586 111/.679 2/4 5/
16.Payton G/S/vP 9/.819 3/.666 3/.000 1/.000 3/.000 3/.666 3/.666 5/.000 79/55 .227/.256/.320/.576 .792/.475 .545 56/.618 3/0 2/
24.Quiroz G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 42/34 .171/.275/.286/.561 1.089/.429 .410 32/.574 0/0 1/
1.Roberts# G/S/vP 6/.833 2/1.000 2/.500 ··· 7/.286 3/1.000 5/.400 14/.721 169/126 .264/.349/.405/.755 .744/.758 .813 109/.696 11/4 3/
30.Scott* G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 129/107 .281/.357/.421/.778 .485/.833 1.005 80/.600 1/1 2/
IP 51.0 20.1 14.2 5.1 15.0 18.0 18.2 10.0 TOTAL .246/.316/.383/.699 .738/.689 .734 .667 30/13 37/25
ERA-K/9 4.06/5.1 2.21/7.5 6.14/8.6 5.06/6.8 3.00/4.2 0.50/7.5 2.41/11.1 9.00/1.8 4.19/7.0

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

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 222/.260 89/.194 68/.288 22/.200 64/.268 69/.190 72/.221 47/.405 .249  Markakis
 Jones
 Scott
 Payton
0/0/39/4
0/38/0/1
28/0/0/1
23/3/1/1
OPS .763 .633 .865 .623 .719 .502 .566 1.159 .714
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 64/.702 38/.645 24/.726 9/.778 32/.553 24/.513 41/.609 22/1.264 .690
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 158/.789 51/.623 44/.946 13/.490 32/.859 45/.494 31/.509 25/1.054 .734
Road 91/.734 42/.536 36/.743 14/.452 21/.596 33/.311 38/.775 28/.953 .695
Last 28d days 131/.771 54/.689 30/1.027 22/.623 41/.617 44/.607 46/.599 38/.935
HR/SB/CS 6/2/0 0/2/0 2/1/0 1/0/0 1/0/2 1/0/1 1/2/0 3/2/0 36/31/7
Usage ····X··· X·X·o·X· X····o·· ·o···o·· ·Xo···o· ···oo·o· ···XX·X· ·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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