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Game Preview: BOS @ BAL, 7:05pm, Monday, June 2, 2008 @Oriole Park at Camden Yards

Boston Red Sox, 35-24, 2nd, 1 GB, 4 up in WC

SP: Tim Wakefield (41, RHP, 3-4, 4.70)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. BAL Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (3-4)             67    63  38  35  30  44 10    4.70      
 2007 (17-12)          189   191 104 100  64 110 22    4.76      
 2006 (7-11)           140   135  80  72  51  90 19    4.63      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         1-4  42    40  26  24  18  26  7    5.14   48 
 2008-05-28   @SEA   L   8     5   1   1   0   8  1      96   76 
 2008-05-23   @OAK   L   5     8   8   8   4   4  2      99   19 
 2008-05-17    MIL  ND   5.1   6   3   3   3   5  1     108   46 
 2008-05-11   @MIN   L   2.2   7   7   6   2   2  2      74   18 
 2008-05-06   @DET   W   8     2   0   0   0   6  0      98   84 
 2008-05-01    TOR   L   7     6   3   3   4   0  1      97   49 
 2008-04-25   @TBR  ND   6     6   4   3   5   1  0     113   42 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.BAL      1-2  28.2  38  20  19  10  16  3    5.97   41 
 2007-09-06   @BAL  ND   3.2   9   6   6   2   0  1      74   17 
 2007-08-02    BAL   W   7     6   3   3   1   5  0      94   57 
 2006-09-30    BAL  ND   6     5   3   3   2   3  0      86   51 
 2006-09-13   @BAL   L   5    10   4   3   2   2  1      78   33 
 2006-05-17   @BAL   L   7     8   4   4   3   6  1     110   48 
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   21-5    Road:   14-19   ExtrInn: 2-1 
 vsRHP:  27-22   vsLHP:   8-2    1-Run:   9-8 
 vsEast: 11-11   vsCntrl:12-5    vsWest:  9-8  IL: 3-0 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 59 Sun, Jun  1  @BAL  W   9-4       35-24  2nd  1.0 gb
 58 Sat, May 31  @BAL  W   6-3       34-24  2nd  1.0 gb
 57 Fri, May 30  @BAL  W   5-2 (13)  33-24  2nd  1.0 gb
 56 Wed, May 28  @SEA  L   0-1       32-24  2nd  1.5 gb
 55 Tue, May 27  @SEA  L   3-4       32-23  2nd  0.5 gb
 54 Mon, May 26  @SEA  W   5-3       32-22  2nd  0.5 gb
 53 Sun, May 25  @OAK  L   3-6       31-22  2nd  0.5 gb
 52 Sat, May 24  @OAK  L   0-3       31-21  1st  0.5 up
 51 Fri, May 23  @OAK  L   3-8       31-20  1st  1.5 up
 50 Thu, May 22   KCR  W  11-8       31-19  1st  2.5 up
 Last 10: 5-5    Last 20:11-9    Last 30:18-12
Baltimore Orioles, 26-29, 5th, 8 GB, 7 GB in WC

SP: Jeremy Guthrie (29, RHP, 2-6, 3.64)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. BOS Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (2-6)             76.2  70  35  31  23  48 10    3.64      
 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         2-4  44.1  36  17  16  14  33  5    3.25   56 
 2008-05-28    NYY   L   7     6   3   3   0   4  1     104   57 
 2008-05-23   @TBR   L   6.2   4   1   1   3   5  0     114   64 
 2008-05-18    WSN   L   7     5   1   1   3   0  1      99   60 
 2008-05-13    BOS   W   6     8   3   2   1   7  0     115   52 
 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 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.BOS      1-0  24.2  27   9   7   9  17  2    2.55   53 
 2008-05-13    BOS   W   6     8   3   2   1   7  0     115   52 
 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:   16-11   Road:   10-18   ExtrInn: 2-3 
 vsRHP:  21-21   vsLHP:   5-8    1-Run:  12-8 
 vsEast: 11-16   vsCntrl: 5-4    vsWest:  8-8  IL: 2-1 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 56 Sun, Jun  1   BOS  L   4-9       26-29  5th  8.0 gb
 55 Sat, May 31   BOS  L   3-6       26-28  5th  7.0 gb
 54 Fri, May 30   BOS  L   2-5 (13)  26-27  5th  6.0 gb
 53 Wed, May 28   NYY  L   2-4       26-26  4th  5.5 gb
 52 Tue, May 27   NYY  W  10-9 (11)  26-25  4th  4.5 gb
 51 Mon, May 26   NYY  W   6-1       25-25  4th  5.5 gb
 50 Sun, May 25  @TBR  L   4-5       24-25  5th  5.5 gb
 49 Sat, May 24  @TBR  L   4-11      24-24  4th  5.0 gb
 48 Fri, May 23  @TBR  L   0-2       24-23  3rd  5.0 gb
 47 Thu, May 22  @NYY  L   1-2       24-22  3rd  5.0 gb
 Last 10: 2-8    Last 20: 9-11   Last 30:12-18
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Sun, Jun 01, 2008 BOS  9 @BAL  4        W:Bartolo Colon (3-0), L: Brian Burres (4-5), S: none
Sat, May 31, 2008 BOS  6 @BAL  3        W:David Aardsma (2-1), L: Lance Cormier (0-2), S: Jonathan Papelbon (16)
Fri, May 30, 2008 BOS  5 @BAL  2 (13)   W:Mike Timlin (3-3), L: Chad Bradford (2-2), S: Jonathan Papelbon (15)
Wed, May 14, 2008 BAL  6  BOS  3        W:Daniel Cabrera (4-1), L: Craig Hansen (0-2), S: George Sherrill (15)
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)
Season Series: 2008 - BOS leads 3-2; 2007 - BOS won 12-6; 2006 - BOS won 15-3; All-Time - BOS leads 1107-913

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  5.68

NYY  4.46

KCR  3.63

RA/G

TOR  3.56

NYY  4.59

TEX  5.53

BA

C. Jones  .405

M. Scutaro  .272

N. Swisher  .201

OBP

C. Jones  .489

M. Tejada  .340

K. Greene  .255

SLG

L. Berkman  .750

A. Pierzynski  .429

J. Bartlett  .281

OPS

L. Berkman  1.219

J. Cantu  .770

M. Bourn  .577

ERA

E. Volquez  1.46

C. Wang  4.14

B. Tomko  6.32

K/9IP

E. Volquez  10.99

Z. Greinke  6.36

J. Garland  2.58

Baseball-Reference.com-- Baseball's History: 1871-Now

Boston Red Sox Batters (5.07 RS/G) vs. Baltimore Orioles Pitchers (4.43 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
55.Bailey G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 5/2 .000/.600/.000/.600 .333/ .600 5/.600 0/0 0/
22.Casey* G/S/vP 3/.666 ··· 2/2.000 4/.500 ··· 1/.000 1/.000 1/.000 82/69 .351/.415/.446/.861 .724/.886 .698 23/.800 0/0 0/
36.Cash G/S/vP ··· ··· 2/1.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 59/45 .302/.356/.377/.733 1.238/.582 .891 21/.619 0/0 0/
13.Cora* G/S/vP 12/.473 ··· ··· ··· 3/.666 ··· 1/.000 4/.000 34/29 .333/.412/.367/.778 1.550/.653 .798 29/.607 0/0 0/
10.Crisp# G/S/vP 12/.606 1/.000 6/1.467 3/.000 ··· 2/.000 5/.000 11/.819 136/107 .246/.284/.381/.665 .860/.614 .568 66/.608 7/1 2/
7.Drew* G/S/vP 8/.536 ··· 6/.900 1/.000 1/no AB ··· 2/.000 5/.400 180/151 .289/.389/.434/.823 .840/.819 .896 78/.860 1/1 5/
46.Ellsbury* G/S/vP 4/.500 2/1.000 1/2.000 1/4.000 1/no AB 2/.000 ··· 1/.000 210/169 .290/.389/.420/.810 .753/.824 .624 103/.763 27/3 4/
25.Lowell G/S/vP 10/.200 1/.000 11/.489 8/.536 3/1.334 1/.000 2/1.000 1/.000 169/137 .279/.325/.500/.825 1.078/.772 .811 111/.980 1/1 7/
23.Lugo G/S/vP 7/.000 1/no AB 9/.444 6/1.467 1/.000 2/no AB 1/.000 3/.000 184/153 .280/.355/.323/.678 .566/.702 .589 68/.660 6/3 0/
34.Ortiz* G/S/vP 13/.968 2/.000 2/.000 2/3.000 1/2.000 ··· 8/.375 19/1.362 246/197 .252/.354/.486/.839 .597/.901 .724 113/1.015 0/0 13/
15.Pedroia G/S/vP 11/1.303 3/.000 2/2.000 1/.000 ··· 1/2.000 1/.000 2/1.000 269/215 .279/.318/.393/.711 .730/.706 .624 118/.615 6/0 4/
24.Ramirez G/S/vP 10/1.056 2/.000 17/1.411 1/.000 3/.000 1/.000 4/.750 5/2.000 238/201 .294/.374/.526/.900 .894/.901 .985 102/.816 1/0 11/
33.Varitek# G/S/vP 9/.444 1/.000 20/1.017 3/1.167 2/no AB 2/1.000 3/1.334 14/.630 175/145 .269/.349/.462/.810 .898/.792 .726 83/.857 0/0 6/
20.Youkilis G/S/vP 14/.445 1/.000 7/1.238 4/1.750 3/.666 1/no AB 1/.000 1/.000 232/198 .304/.366/.531/.898 1.163/.857 .901 95/.886 3/2 9/
IP 76.2 39.0 17.1 12.2 30.1 24.0 23.2 16.1 TOTAL .283/.355/.446/.800 .848/.790 .758 .811 52/11 64/36
ERA-K/9 3.64/5.6 2.08/4.8 3.12/4.7 2.84/8.5 1.19/5.0 3.38/10.1 3.42/7.6 4.41/7.2 4.18/5.6

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Cash (21-4-7)
 Varitek (22-7-1)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 324/.236 160/.221 78/.310 51/.182 114/.149 108/.233 98/.181 77/.353 .256  Ramirez
 Crisp
 Drew
 Ellsbury
 Bailey
 Youkilis
 Lugo
50/0/0/4
0/42/0/3
0/0/44/3
23/27/12/2
1/0/0/0
0/0/1/0
1/0/0/0
OPS .685 .547 .778 .612 .397 .686 .590 .954 .734
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 168/.716 82/.492 25/.962 27/.638 50/.452 52/.713 31/.450 49/1.119 .749
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 156/.650 78/.606 53/.694 24/.583 64/.356 56/.654 67/.654 28/.631 .721
Home 163/.744 96/.468 43/.833 16/.804 54/.326 55/.751 55/.505 44/.552 .759
Last 28d days 135/.636 72/.588 31/1.025 40/.689 58/.525 41/.631 41/.494 37/1.080
HR/SB/CS 10/7/2 1/2/1 2/0/1 1/2/0 0/1/1 1/5/1 2/2/0 3/1/0 59/58/15
Usage ····X··· ··X··X·· ·oo·o·o· ·X···X·· ··o·oo·X ·XX··o·· ··X··X·o ·oo·X·oo
Baltimore Orioles Batters (4.05 RS/G) vs. Boston Red Sox Pitchers (4.32 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 49.Wakefield
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 ··· 1/4.000 2/1.000 1/.000 2/1.000 1/.000 2/.000 1/.000 63/56 .224/.274/.293/.567 .286/.605 .414 63/.567 1/1 0/
13.Cintron# G/S/vP 3/.000 1/.000 2/1.000 1/.000 4/.500 ··· 2/.500 2/.000 21/11 .350/.381/.350/.731 .400/1.045 .769 21/.731 0/1 0/
2.Hernandez# G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 91/72 .241/.295/.253/.549 .463/.570 .643 20/.485 2/0 0/
55.Hernandez G/S/vP 37/.937 2/2.000 5/.650 4/1.250 2/3.000 3/.666 4/.500 13/.930 165/135 .222/.256/.353/.609 .610/.609 .614 66/.615 0/0 4/
17.Huff* G/S/vP 51/.625 ··· 5/.400 ··· 7/.858 6/.000 4/.000 19/.780 229/167 .249/.314/.450/.764 .575/.838 .792 104/.682 2/0 9/
10.Jones G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 5/.000 4/1.250 1/.000 ··· 2/.000 1/.000 206/165 .250/.296/.354/.650 .769/.621 .713 89/.640 4/1 2/
21.Markakis* G/S/vP 15/.624 2/.500 7/1.214 1/.000 7/.286 8/.411 5/.000 8/1.500 237/175 .262/.371/.450/.822 .862/.807 .844 103/.754 7/2 9/
15.Millar G/S/vP 23/1.570 1/3.000 6/.167 3/.000 3/1.167 6/.334 4/.000 8/1.071 233/175 .236/.330/.379/.710 .725/.705 .810 103/.819 0/1 8/
6.Mora G/S/vP 51/.873 1/.000 6/.533 3/2.334 1/.000 3/.666 6/.334 22/.793 223/173 .245/.299/.407/.706 .949/.639 .710 87/.687 2/4 7/
16.Payton G/S/vP 13/.160 4/.500 3/.000 2/.000 3/.000 5/1.400 4/.500 5/.000 118/77 .239/.284/.367/.651 .805/.557 .599 56/.651 3/0 4/
24.Quiroz G/S/vP 2/1.000 1/.000 ··· 2/1.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 56/43 .224/.296/.306/.602 .968/.485 .499 29/.444 0/0 1/
1.Roberts# G/S/vP 41/.420 3/.666 4/.500 2/.500 7/.286 4/1.250 7/.429 14/.721 238/177 .262/.353/.422/.775 .861/.744 .839 96/.757 14/5 4/
30.Scott* G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 1/no AB 2/.000 2/.000 1/2.000 1/no AB 181/151 .259/.348/.468/.816 .459/.887 1.042 77/.870 2/1 7/
IP 67.0 26.1 23.0 12.2 20.0 25.0 26.0 16.2 TOTAL .246/.317/.392/.709 .739/.700 .755 .699 37/16 56/39
ERA-K/9 4.70/5.9 2.73/7.9 4.70/6.7 5.68/7.8 3.15/5.4 0.72/7.6 2.08/11.1 6.48/3.8 3.99/7.3

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Hernandez (44-11-2)
 Quiroz (14-4-2)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 296/.247 115/.204 104/.280 57/.216 86/.267 97/.191 102/.227 77/.328 .245  Markakis
 Scott
 Payton
 Jones
0/0/54/8
36/0/0/2
33/3/2/2
0/54/0/1
OPS .751 .654 .780 .671 .736 .529 .580 .929 .705
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 90/.692 50/.572 35/.649 22/.808 47/.713 37/.481 54/.597 34/1.160 .703
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 206/.777 65/.716 69/.849 35/.590 39/.754 60/.559 48/.560 43/.746 .706
Road 184/.749 57/.471 57/.707 32/.460 32/.808 56/.382 51/.718 50/.809 .687
Last 28d days 125/.756 43/.640 45/.575 49/.632 31/.680 46/.490 47/.660 42/.617
HR/SB/CS 10/14/3 1/2/0 2/4/0 2/0/0 2/1/2 2/0/1 2/2/0 3/2/0 54/43/11
Usage ····X··· ·X···X·· X·X··X·· o·X····X o·o····o ·oX··XX· ·oo···X· ··X··o·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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