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Game Preview: BOS @ BAL, 7:05pm, Monday, August 18, 2008 @Oriole Park at Camden Yards

Boston Red Sox, 71-53, 2nd, 4½ GB

SP: Jon Lester (24, LHP, 11-4, 3.25)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. BAL Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (11-4)           160.2 159  61  58  50 109 11    3.25      
 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         5-1  52    51  16  16  11  41  2    2.77   59 
 2008-08-13    TEX   W   7.1   7   3   3   1   6  1     108   57 
 2008-08-08   @CHW   L   7     6   4   4   3   2  0      95   48 
 2008-08-02    OAK   W   7     7   2   2   1   5  1     100   59 
 2008-07-27    NYY   W   7     9   2   2   1   8  0     113   58 
 2008-07-21   @SEA   W   7.1   8   0   0   0   6  0     103   68 
 2008-07-08    MIN  ND   7.1   9   5   5   3   6  0     117   43 
 2008-07-03   @NYY   W   9     5   0   0   2   8  0     105   83 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.BAL      3-0  31    29   9   9  12  16  2    2.61   55 
 2008-06-12    BAL   W   7     7   2   2   1   3  0     101   57 
 2008-05-31   @BAL  ND   5     7   3   3   3   4  1     103   42 
 2008-05-14   @BAL  ND   6     5   2   2   2   4  0      86   56 
 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 
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   43-18   Road:   28-35   ExtrInn: 6-2 
 vsRHP:  53-44   vsLHP:  18-9    1-Run:  15-19
 vsEast: 21-23   vsCntrl:19-8    vsWest: 20-15 IL:11-7 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
124 Sun, Aug 17   TOR  L   4-15      71-53  2nd  4.5 gb
123 Sat, Aug 16   TOR  L   1-4       71-52  2nd  3.5 gb
122 Thu, Aug 14   TEX  W  10-0       71-51  2nd  3.0 gb
121 Wed, Aug 13   TEX  W   8-4       70-51  2nd  3.0 gb
120 Tue, Aug 12   TEX  W  19-17      69-51  2nd  3.0 gb
119 Mon, Aug 11  @CHW  W   5-1       68-51  2nd  4.0 gb
118 Sun, Aug 10  @CHW  L   5-6       67-51  2nd  4.5 gb
117 Sat, Aug  9  @CHW  W   6-2       67-50  2nd  3.5 gb
116 Fri, Aug  8  @CHW  L   3-5       66-50  2nd  3.5 gb
115 Wed, Aug  6  @KCR  W   8-2       66-49  2nd  3.0 gb
 Last 10: 6-4    Last 20:11-9    Last 30:16-14
Baltimore Orioles, 60-63, 5th, 15 GB, 10 GB in WC

SP: Jeremy Guthrie (29, RHP, 10-8, 3.18)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. BOS Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (10-8)           170   151  65  60  45 106 18    3.18      
 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         5-1  48    38  12  11   9  26  3    2.06   61 
 2008-08-13   @CLE   W   7     4   1   1   1   4  0     101   68 
 2008-08-08    TEX   W   7     5   1   1   1   4  1     115   66 
 2008-08-02   @SEA   W   9     4   1   1   1   2  0     106   76 
 2008-07-28   @NYY   W   6.1   3   1   1   2   4  1     102   65 
 2008-07-23    TOR   L   5.2   6   2   2   1   4  0      94   52 
 2008-07-18    DET   W   6    12   4   4   2   5  1      96   35 
 2008-07-10   @TOR  ND   7     4   2   1   1   3  0     101   65 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.BOS      1-1  27.1  39  15  14  13  21  4    4.61   43 
 2008-06-12   @BOS   L   4.2   7   5   5   5   1  1     107   26 
 2008-06-02    BOS  ND   6.1   8   2   2   1   5  1     120   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 
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   31-24   Road:   29-39   ExtrInn: 4-6 
 vsRHP:  47-43   vsLHP:  13-20   1-Run:  19-21
 vsEast: 19-28   vsCntrl:15-12   vsWest: 15-16 IL:11-7 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
124 Sun, Aug 17  @DET  W  16-8       60-63  5th 15.0 gb
123 Sat, Aug 16  @DET  L   3-5       59-63  5th 15.0 gb
122 Fri, Aug 15  @DET  W  11-2       59-62  5th 15.0 gb
121 Thu, Aug 14  @CLE  W  11-6       58-62  5th 15.0 gb
120 Wed, Aug 13  @CLE  W   6-1       57-62  5th 15.0 gb
119 Tue, Aug 12  @CLE  L   5-7       56-62  5th 15.0 gb
118 Mon, Aug 11  @CLE  L   8-13      56-61  5th 15.0 gb
117 Sun, Aug 10   TEX  L   7-15      56-60  5th 14.5 gb
116 Sat, Aug  9   TEX  W   9-0       56-59  5th 13.5 gb
115 Fri, Aug  8   TEX  W   9-1       55-59  5th 13.5 gb
 Last 10: 6-4    Last 20:12-8    Last 30:15-15
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Sun, Jul 13, 2008 BOS  2  BAL  1        W:Daisuke Matsuzaka (10-1), L: Daniel Cabrera (6-5), S: Jonathan Papelbon (28)
Sat, Jul 12, 2008 BOS 12  BAL  1        W:Tim Wakefield (6-6), L: Radhames Liz (3-2), S: none
Fri, Jul 11, 2008 BAL  7 @BOS  3        W:Brian Burres (7-5), L: Clay Buchholz (2-4), S: George Sherrill (28)
Thu, Jun 12, 2008 BOS  9  BAL  2        W:Jon Lester (5-3), L: Jeremy Guthrie (3-7), S: none
Wed, Jun 11, 2008 BOS  6  BAL  3        W:Bartolo Colon (4-1), L: Garrett Olson (5-2), S: Jonathan Papelbon (19)
Tue, Jun 10, 2008 BAL 10 @BOS  6        W:Dennis Sarfate (4-1), L: Hideki Okajima (1-2), S: none
Mon, Jun 02, 2008 BAL  6  BOS  3        W:Jim Johnson (1-2), L: Hideki Okajima (1-1), S: George Sherrill (18)
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)
Season Series: 2008 - BOS leads 7-5; 2007 - BOS won 12-6; 2006 - BOS won 15-3; All-Time - BOS leads 1111-916

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

PIT  4.66

WSN  3.70

RA/G

TOR  3.93

CLE  4.65

TEX  6.06

BA

C. Jones  .364

R. Martin  .291

J. Towles  .143

OBP

C. Jones  .462

D. Pedroia  .363

T. Pena  .181

SLG

A. Pujols  .617

R. Howard  .483

T. Pena  .207

OPS

A. Pujols  1.076

G. Kapler  .834

T. Pena  .388

ERA

C. Lee  2.43

U. Jimenez  3.94

C. Silva  6.36

K/9IP

T. Lincecum  10.18

G. Floyd  6.34

L. Hernandez  3.46

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Boston Red Sox Batters (5.14 RS/G) vs. Baltimore Orioles Pitchers (5.06 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 46.Guthrie
G/S/vB
51.Bierd
G/S/vB
26.Cabrera
G/S/vB
23.Castillo*
G/S/vB
57.Cherry
G/S/vB
54.Cormier
G/S/vB
43.Johnson
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 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 2/.000 ··· 12/5 .222/.417/.333/.750 .452/1.267 .500 4/1.250 0/0 0/
44.Bay G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· 2/1.000 4/.500 1/.000 1/no AB 2/.000 527/406 .289/.378/.511/.889 .733/.933 .824 110/.873 9/0 23/
22.Casey* G/S/vP 3/.666 ··· 2/.500 2/1.000 ··· 5/.400 1/.000 1/.000 1/.000 174/143 .348/.408/.430/.838 .971/.809 .681 32/.661 1/0 0/
30.Cash G/S/vP 5/.900 ··· 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 1/2.000 ··· ··· 2/.000 121/95 .218/.281/.327/.608 .858/.541 .632 17/.301 0/0 2/
13.Cora* G/S/vP 15/.453 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 5/.400 1/.000 4/.000 95/85 .296/.394/.370/.764 .944/.742 .733 23/.835 0/0 0/
10.Crisp# G/S/vP 18/.666 ··· 3/.000 ··· 2/.000 4/.000 1/no AB 6/.000 11/.819 302/230 .246/.302/.381/.682 .845/.629 .633 60/.593 14/4 6/
7.Drew* G/S/vP 14/.774 ··· 2/2.000 ··· 2/.000 3/.333 2/.500 2/.000 7/1.000 451/358 .280/.408/.522/.930 .937/.928 .927 101/.803 4/1 19/
46.Ellsbury* G/S/vP 10/.600 ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 3/2.000 3/.333 2/.000 3/.000 450/347 .267/.331/.369/.700 .691/.703 .664 72/.692 38/7 7/
12.Lowrie# G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 2/.000 ··· ··· ··· 153/106 .318/.377/.492/.870 .984/.817 .785 92/.969 0/0 1/
34.Ortiz* G/S/vP 13/.968 ··· ··· ··· 2/5.000 2/3.000 1/2.000 8/.375 19/1.362 336/265 .260/.363/.488/.851 .642/.907 .682 90/.882 1/0 17/
15.Pedroia G/S/vP 14/1.000 ··· 3/.333 ··· 3/.000 3/1.000 ··· 2/.500 3/1.167 559/430 .321/.363/.472/.835 .935/.805 .840 112/.848 12/1 12/
33.Varitek# G/S/vP 9/.444 ··· 2/.500 ··· 1/.000 3/1.167 5/.400 3/1.334 14/.630 374/287 .215/.305/.339/.644 .721/.621 .600 79/.638 0/1 8/
20.Youkilis G/S/vP 20/.644 ··· 3/.666 ··· 2/2.500 6/1.333 5/.650 3/.333 1/.000 485/399 .320/.388/.577/.965 1.055/.946 .919 101/1.049 3/4 23/
IP 170.0 22.2 23.0 16.0 3.1 48.0 64.0 50.1 30.0 TOTAL .281/.357/.445/.802 .829/.795 .758 .798 91/25 133/69
ERA-K/9 3.18/5.6 3.57/5.2 3.13/9.8 2.81/7.3 8.10/10.9 4.69/6.2 2.11/4.9 4.47/9.7 5.10/6.3 4.83/5.8

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Cash (31-15-12)
 Varitek (46-15-2)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 698/.235 110/.309 98/.238 67/.203 14/.250 220/.293 256/.204 224/.238 133/.303 .271  Drew
 Bay
 Ellsbury
 Crisp
 Bailey
 Youkilis
0/1/104/6
120/0/0/4
54/53/17/3
0/87/0/3
2/0/1/0
0/0/2/0
OPS .656 .799 .731 .654 .619 .773 .509 .722 .915 .774
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 350/.654 49/.882 37/.805 19/.708 3/1.000 93/.720 116/.554 67/.577 73/1.004 .775
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 348/.658 61/.730 61/.686 48/.630 11/.495 127/.807 140/.473 157/.785 60/.802 .772
Home 328/.716 50/.855 54/.706 22/.336 3/.000 65/.786 112/.403 115/.689 51/.469 .778
Last 28d days 134/.494 49/.927 59/.803 57/.653 14/.619 62/1.038 46/.733 42/.798 36/.821
HR/SB/CS 18/11/3 1/0/0 4/4/2 2/2/0 0/0/0 3/4/2 0/3/2 6/3/0 8/1/1 138/99/30
Usage ····X··· ·X····XX X··X·o·X o··X··X· ·o·oo·o· X·X····X ··XX·X·· ··X·o··X Xo·oo·X·
Baltimore Orioles Batters (5.11 RS/G) vs. Boston Red Sox Pitchers (4.22 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
48.Lopez*
G/S/vB
63.Masterson
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
2.Castro G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/no AB ··· ··· ··· ··· 4/.500 89/61 .205/.230/.265/.495 .566/.462 .500 74/.583 0/0 1/
13.Cintron# G/S/vP 8/.661 1/.000 2/1.000 4/.500 ··· ··· 2/.500 2/.000 101/67 .284/.306/.379/.685 .573/.740 .931 27/.679 0/1 1/
55.Hernandez G/S/vP 15/.971 3/1.167 8/.542 3/1.667 ··· 4/.833 4/.500 15/.795 388/289 .258/.313/.416/.729 .762/.718 .800 83/.899 0/0 12/
17.Huff* G/S/vP 15/1.110 ··· 7/.286 7/.858 ··· 9/.444 5/.400 22/.814 523/371 .303/.363/.554/.918 .748/.989 .955 117/1.058 2/0 26/
21.Markakis* G/S/vP 17/.853 3/.333 8/1.025 8/.393 ··· 11/.920 6/.000 10/1.711 555/391 .305/.404/.499/.903 .924/.893 .828 122/.975 10/6 17/
15.Millar G/S/vP 14/.457 1/3.000 8/.125 3/1.167 ··· 7/.310 5/.000 10/1.167 505/370 .246/.339/.419/.758 .813/.738 .848 111/.842 0/1 18/
3.Montanez G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 24/11 .375/.375/.542/.917 .846/1.000 1.000 24/.917 0/0 1/
6.Mora G/S/vP 15/.481 1/.000 9/.476 2/.000 ··· 5/1.100 7/.286 23/.776 491/357 .287/.344/.492/.836 1.075/.747 .899 110/1.192 2/7 20/
16.Payton G/S/vP 17/.666 4/.500 4/.000 3/.000 ··· 5/1.400 4/.500 6/.000 275/187 .245/.289/.366/.655 .872/.549 .605 74/.678 4/1 6/
24.Quiroz G/S/vP 2/1.000 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 121/98 .202/.269/.294/.562 .828/.499 .638 29/.501 0/0 2/
1.Roberts# G/S/vP 16/1.001 4/.500 6/.333 8/.250 ··· 6/1.100 9/.611 14/.721 553/397 .295/.379/.472/.851 .931/.819 .882 121/.827 30/10 8/
30.Scott* G/S/vP 2/.000 1/.000 4/.250 3/.000 ··· 3/.000 1/2.000 2/.500 414/331 .273/.357/.519/.877 .803/.895 .977 92/.935 2/1 21/
IP 160.2 42.1 51.0 45.1 68.0 47.2 52.1 35.1 TOTAL .272/.338/.444/.782 .813/.771 .820 .876 62/33 143/73
ERA-K/9 3.25/6.1 3.83/9.8 4.24/8.6 2.58/5.4 3.44/7.3 3.02/7.9 1.89/10.7 5.35/5.1 3.93/7.4

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Hernandez (77-22-8)
 Quiroz (22-8-3)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 667/.262 192/.232 218/.241 186/.256 285/.211 208/.245 202/.199 160/.294 .249  Markakis
 Payton
 Scott
 Montanez
0/0/122/12
65/21/2/4
85/0/0/2
9/2/0/0
OPS .695 .726 .684 .719 .683 .687 .515 .829 .709
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 199/.572 82/.691 97/.621 97/.647 151/.812 84/.598 110/.527 73/1.004 .719
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 468/.748 110/.753 121/.737 89/.796 134/.545 124/.749 92/.501 87/.681 .701
Road 302/.699 88/.507 106/.764 70/.791 130/.623 100/.553 94/.635 78/.811 .684
Last 28d days 145/.666 21/1.533 42/.633 27/.361 55/.644 40/.643 41/.317 34/.765
HR/SB/CS 11/6/4 2/2/0 4/7/0 3/1/3 9/7/0 5/0/1 3/2/0 5/3/0 110/77/30
Usage ····X··· X····X·X ···o·X·· ·X··oo·· o···o··X X····X·o o····Xo· X··oo···

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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