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Game Preview: BOS @ BAL, 7:05pm, Tuesday, August 19, 2008 @Oriole Park at Camden Yards

Boston Red Sox, 72-53, 2nd, 4½ GB, 1½ up in WC

SP: Daisuke Matsuzaka (27, RHP, 14-2, 2.74)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. BAL Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (14-2)           121.2  91  40  37  72 103  8    2.74      
 2007 (15-12)          204.2 191 100 100  80 201 25    4.40      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         5-1  46.2  36  11  11  23  38  3    2.12   61 
 2008-08-14    TEX   W   7     6   0   0   5   5  0     111   65 
 2008-08-09   @CHW   W   8     4   1   1   3   4  0     106   71 
 2008-08-03    OAK   W   6     4   2   2   2   8  1     105   62 
 2008-07-28    LAA   L   5     7   6   6   2   3  2      91   30 
 2008-07-22   @SEA   W   7.1   5   2   2   3   6  0      99   63 
 2008-07-13    BAL   W   6     4   0   0   5   7  0     115   66 
 2008-07-07    MIN  ND   7.1   6   0   0   3   5  0     108   68 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.BAL      1-1  15.2  14   9   9  12  16  2    5.17   49 
 2008-07-13    BAL   W   6     4   0   0   5   7  0     115   66 
 2007-09-08   @BAL   L   2.2   6   8   8   3   2  2      72   13 
 2007-08-10   @BAL  ND   7     4   1   1   4   7  0     113   68 
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   43-18   Road:   29-35   ExtrInn: 6-2 
 vsRHP:  54-44   vsLHP:  18-9    1-Run:  15-19
 vsEast: 22-23   vsCntrl:19-8    vsWest: 20-15 IL:11-7 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
125 Mon, Aug 18  @BAL  W   6-3       72-53  2nd  4.5 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
 Last 10: 6-4    Last 20:12-8    Last 30:17-13
Baltimore Orioles, 60-64, 5th, 16 GB, 11½ GB in WC

SP: Daniel Cabrera (27, RHP, 8-7, 4.78)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. BOS Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (8-7)            163.2 169  90  87  73  91 19    4.78      
 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         2-3  39    49  29  26  22  22  4    6.00   40 
 2008-08-14   @CLE  ND   5.2   8   3   3   2   2  0      96   41 
 2008-08-09    TEX   W   6     4   0   0   3   3  0     102   64 
 2008-08-03   @SEA   L   6     7   7   6   2   6  1     104   36 
 2008-07-29   @NYY   W   7     8   3   3   2   2  1     103   49 
 2008-07-24    TOR   L   5    11   7   7   2   3  0      93   18 
 2008-07-19    DET  ND   5     5   7   6   5   4  2     104   30 
 2008-07-13   @BOS   L   4.1   6   2   1   6   2  0     105   41 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.BOS      1-2  27    35  16  15  14  14  4    5.00   43 
 2008-07-13   @BOS   L   4.1   6   2   1   6   2  0     105   41 
 2008-06-10   @BOS  ND   5     7   6   6   4   3  2      95   28 
 2008-05-30    BOS  ND   7     6   2   2   2   2  0     113   57 
 2008-05-14    BOS   W   7    10   3   3   0   3  2     103   48 
 2007-09-07    BOS   L   3.2   6   3   3   2   4  0      75   39 
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   31-25   Road:   29-39   ExtrInn: 4-6 
 vsRHP:  47-43   vsLHP:  13-21   1-Run:  19-21
 vsEast: 19-29   vsCntrl:15-12   vsWest: 15-16 IL:11-7 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
125 Mon, Aug 18   BOS  L   3-6       60-64  5th 16.0 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
 Last 10: 5-5    Last 20:11-9    Last 30:15-15
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Mon, Aug 18, 2008 BOS  6 @BAL  3        W:Jon Lester (12-4), L: Jeremy Guthrie (10-9), S: Jonathan Papelbon (33)
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)
Season Series: 2008 - BOS leads 8-5; 2007 - BOS won 12-6; 2006 - BOS won 15-3; All-Time - BOS leads 1112-916

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  5.57

PIT  4.66

WSN  3.70

RA/G

TOR  3.93

MIN  4.65

TEX  6.07

BA

C. Jones  .363

D. Wright  .292

J. Towles  .143

OBP

C. Jones  .460

J. Posada  .364

T. Pena  .181

SLG

A. Pujols  .617

J. Kubel  .483

T. Pena  .207

OPS

A. Pujols  1.076

C. Beltran  .833

T. Pena  .388

ERA

C. Lee  2.43

U. Jimenez  3.94

C. Silva  6.36

K/9IP

T. Lincecum  10.18

J. Campillo  6.29

L. Hernandez  3.46

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Boston Red Sox Batters (5.14 RS/G) vs. Baltimore Orioles Pitchers (5.07 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 40.Cabrera
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 3/2.500 ··· ··· ··· 3/2.334 4/.500 2/.000 1/no AB 2/.000 532/411 .292/.380/.525/.905 .733/.953 .861 110/.884 10/0 25/
22.Casey* G/S/vP 10/1.125 ··· 2/.500 2/1.000 1/2.000 5/.400 1/.000 1/.000 1/.000 178/147 .346/.404/.426/.830 .971/.800 .673 36/.642 1/0 0/
30.Cash G/S/vP 3/.000 ··· 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 32/1.091 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 6/.533 1/.000 4/.000 96/86 .296/.400/.370/.770 .944/.749 .744 24/.858 0/0 0/
10.Crisp# G/S/vP 18/.675 ··· 3/.000 ··· 3/.333 4/.000 1/no AB 6/.000 11/.819 306/234 .248/.308/.381/.689 .845/.639 .647 59/.581 14/5 6/
7.Drew* G/S/vP 18/1.444 ··· 2/2.000 ··· 2/.000 3/.333 2/.500 2/.000 7/1.000 451/358 .280/.408/.522/.930 .937/.928 .927 96/.836 4/1 19/
46.Ellsbury* G/S/vP 20/1.134 ··· 1/.000 1/.000 1/.000 3/2.000 3/.333 2/.000 3/.000 455/351 .265/.330/.365/.695 .684/.698 .655 72/.673 38/7 7/
12.Lowrie# G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 1/no AB 2/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· 158/111 .309/.372/.478/.850 .984/.791 .749 93/.910 0/0 1/
34.Ortiz* G/S/vP 32/.730 ··· ··· ··· 3/2.667 2/3.000 2/2.500 8/.375 19/1.362 341/270 .262/.364/.493/.857 .642/.914 .699 95/.902 1/0 17/
15.Pedroia G/S/vP 18/1.217 ··· 3/.333 ··· 3/.000 3/1.000 1/2.000 2/.500 3/1.167 564/435 .320/.364/.470/.834 .935/.804 .837 112/.861 12/1 12/
33.Varitek# G/S/vP 29/.720 1/.000 2/.500 ··· 2/.000 3/1.167 5/.400 3/1.334 14/.630 379/292 .216/.306/.347/.653 .721/.633 .618 79/.611 0/1 9/
20.Youkilis G/S/vP 29/.803 ··· 3/.666 ··· 3/1.666 6/1.333 6/.533 3/.333 1/.000 490/404 .317/.386/.572/.957 1.055/.938 .905 101/1.011 3/4 23/
IP 163.2 23.0 23.0 16.1 4.0 48.0 64.2 50.1 30.0 TOTAL .280/.357/.446/.803 .828/.797 .761 .802 92/26 136/69
ERA-K/9 4.78/5.0 3.52/5.5 3.13/9.8 2.76/7.2 9.00/13.5 4.69/6.2 2.37/4.9 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 726/.272 111/.305 98/.238 68/.200 21/.294 220/.293 262/.209 224/.238 133/.303 .271  Drew
 Bay
 Ellsbury
 Crisp
 Bailey
 Youkilis
0/1/104/6
121/0/0/4
54/53/18/3
0/88/0/3
2/0/1/0
0/0/2/0
OPS .780 .791 .731 .644 .910 .773 .522 .722 .915 .775
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 397/.828 50/.863 37/.805 20/.671 8/1.000 93/.720 119/.578 67/.577 73/1.004 .776
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 329/.725 61/.730 61/.686 48/.630 13/.853 127/.807 143/.477 157/.785 60/.802 .774
Home 277/.845 51/.837 54/.706 23/.321 10/1.025 65/.786 118/.437 115/.689 51/.469 .781
Last 28d days 137/.841 46/.946 59/.803 58/.641 21/.910 62/1.038 48/.816 42/.798 36/.821
HR/SB/CS 19/25/4 1/0/0 4/4/2 2/2/0 1/0/0 3/4/2 0/3/2 6/3/0 8/1/1 141/100/31
Usage ····X··· o·X····X ·X··X·o· oo··X··X X·o·oo·o ·X·X···· X··XX·X· ···X·o·· ·Xo·oo·X
Baltimore Orioles Batters (5.10 RS/G) vs. Boston Red Sox Pitchers (4.21 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 18.Matsuzaka
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 91/61 .200/.225/.259/.484 .526/.462 .472 76/.567 0/0 1/
13.Cintron# G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 3/.666 4/.500 ··· ··· 2/.500 2/.000 102/68 .281/.303/.375/.678 .573/.728 .900 28/.655 0/1 1/
55.Hernandez G/S/vP 3/.666 3/1.167 8/.542 3/1.667 ··· 4/.833 5/.400 15/.795 392/290 .258/.312/.415/.727 .759/.715 .793 83/.819 0/0 12/
17.Huff* G/S/vP 8/.542 ··· 7/.286 7/.858 ··· 9/.444 6/.833 22/.814 527/372 .304/.364/.562/.927 .768/.995 .975 117/1.117 2/0 27/
21.Markakis* G/S/vP 8/.375 3/.333 9/1.067 8/.393 ··· 11/.920 6/.000 10/1.711 559/392 .303/.403/.496/.898 .906/.895 .820 122/.975 10/6 17/
15.Millar G/S/vP 5/.400 1/3.000 8/.125 3/1.167 ··· 7/.310 6/.000 10/1.167 509/371 .247/.340/.421/.761 .829/.736 .853 111/.853 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 6/.000 1/.000 10/.543 2/.000 ··· 5/1.100 7/.286 23/.776 495/358 .285/.343/.489/.832 1.050/.748 .889 110/1.171 2/7 20/
16.Payton G/S/vP 5/.400 4/.500 4/.000 3/.000 ··· 5/1.400 5/.400 6/.000 279/188 .241/.285/.360/.645 .842/.545 .585 78/.642 4/1 6/
24.Quiroz G/S/vP 3/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 121/98 .202/.269/.294/.562 .828/.499 .638 29/.501 0/0 2/
1.Roberts# G/S/vP 9/1.127 4/.500 7/.286 8/.250 ··· 6/1.100 9/.611 14/.721 557/398 .295/.378/.470/.848 .926/.817 .875 120/.812 30/10 8/
30.Scott* G/S/vP 3/.333 1/.000 4/.250 3/.000 ··· 3/.000 2/1.000 2/.500 418/332 .270/.354/.514/.868 .773/.892 .955 92/.911 2/1 21/
IP 121.2 42.1 51.2 45.1 68.0 47.2 53.2 35.1 TOTAL .271/.338/.443/.780 .807/.770 .815 .864 62/33 144/74
ERA-K/9 2.74/7.6 3.83/9.8 4.53/8.7 2.58/5.4 3.44/7.3 3.02/7.9 1.84/10.4 5.35/5.1 3.92/7.3

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Hernandez (78-23-8)
 Quiroz (22-8-3)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 518/.209 192/.232 222/.238 186/.256 285/.211 208/.245 207/.199 160/.294 .248  Markakis
 Payton
 Scott
 Montanez
0/0/123/12
65/22/2/4
86/0/0/2
9/2/0/0
OPS .646 .726 .684 .719 .683 .687 .517 .829 .708
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 272/.724 82/.691 100/.615 97/.647 151/.812 84/.598 112/.546 73/1.004 .719
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 246/.563 110/.753 122/.742 89/.796 134/.545 124/.749 95/.485 87/.681 .699
Road 216/.499 88/.507 110/.761 70/.791 130/.623 100/.553 99/.633 78/.811 .681
Last 28d days 132/.663 21/1.533 46/.636 27/.361 55/.644 40/.643 42/.381 34/.765
HR/SB/CS 8/11/5 2/2/0 4/7/0 3/1/3 9/7/0 5/0/1 3/2/0 5/3/0 111/77/30
Usage ····X··· ·X····X· X···o·X· ··X··oo· ·o···o·· ·X····X· Xo····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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