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Game Preview: BOS @ BAL, 7:05pm, Wednesday, August 20, 2008 @Oriole Park at Camden Yards

Boston Red Sox, 73-53, 2nd, 4½ GB, 1½ up in WC

SP: Clay Buchholz (23, RHP, 2-8, 6.35)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. BAL Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (2-8)             73.2  90  58  52  38  72 11    6.35      
 2007 (3-1)             22.2  14   6   4  10  22  0    1.59      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         0-6  34.2  48  37  32  22  32  8    8.31   35 
 2008-08-10   @CHW   L   3     7   5   5   2   4  3      74   27 
 2008-08-04   @KCR   L   6     7   4   4   3   4  1      93   43 
 2008-07-29    LAA   L   6.1   6   6   5   3   5  1      90   41 
 2008-07-23   @SEA  ND   5.1   7   3   3   2   7  2      98   47 
 2008-07-18   @LAA   L   4.2   8   8   4   2   2  1      83   24 
 2008-07-11    BAL   L   5     5   4   4   5   6  0     107   42 
 2008-05-12   @MIN   L   4.1   8   7   7   5   4  0      89   18 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.BAL      1-1  14     5   4   4   8  15  0    2.57   68 
 2008-07-11    BAL   L   5     5   4   4   5   6  0     107   42 
 2007-09-01    BAL   W   9     0   0   0   3   9  0     115   93 
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   43-18   Road:   30-35   ExtrInn: 6-2 
 vsRHP:  55-44   vsLHP:  18-9    1-Run:  15-19
 vsEast: 23-23   vsCntrl:19-8    vsWest: 20-15 IL:11-7 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
126 Tue, Aug 19  @BAL  W   7-2       73-53  2nd  4.5 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
 Last 10: 7-3    Last 20:12-8    Last 30:17-13
Baltimore Orioles, 60-65, 5th, 17 GB, 12½ GB in WC

SP: Chris Waters (27, LHP, 1-0, 4.32)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. BOS Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (1-0)             16.2  16   8   8   7   9  3    4.32      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         1-0  16.2  16   8   8   7   9  3    4.32   49 
 2008-08-15   @DET  ND   4.2   8   2   2   1   1  1      95   40 
 2008-08-10    TEX  ND   4     7   6   6   3   5  2      90   26 
 2008-08-05   @LAA   W   8     1   0   0   3   3  0     104   80 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.BOS    Has never faced BOS.
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   31-26   Road:   29-39   ExtrInn: 4-6 
 vsRHP:  47-44   vsLHP:  13-21   1-Run:  19-21
 vsEast: 19-30   vsCntrl:15-12   vsWest: 15-16 IL:11-7 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
126 Tue, Aug 19   BOS  L   2-7       60-65  5th 17.0 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
 Last 10: 4-6    Last 20:10-10   Last 30:14-16
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Tue, Aug 19, 2008 BOS  7 @BAL  2        W:Daisuke Matsuzaka (15-2), L: Daniel Cabrera (8-8), S: none
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
Season Series: 2008 - BOS leads 9-5; 2007 - BOS won 12-6; 2006 - BOS won 15-3; All-Time - BOS leads 1113-916

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  5.55

PIT  4.66

WSN  3.70

RA/G

TOR  3.90

MIN  4.62

TEX  6.11

BA

C. Jones  .365

D. Lee  .292

J. Towles  .143

OBP

C. Jones  .464

C. Utley  .365

T. Pena  .181

SLG

A. Pujols  .613

T. Hunter  .483

T. Pena  .207

OPS

A. Pujols  1.070

M. Kemp  .833

T. Pena  .388

ERA

C. Lee  2.43

K. Lohse  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 (5.16 RS/G) vs. Baltimore Orioles Pitchers (5.09 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 29.Waters*
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
32.Walker*
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
55.Bailey G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 12/5 .222/.417/.333/.750 .452/1.267 .500 4/1.250 0/0 0/
44.Bay G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· 3/2.334 6/.334 2/.000 2/.000 537/416 .292/.378/.523/.901 .733/.947 .853 111/.851 10/0 25/
22.Casey* G/S/vP ··· ··· 2/.500 2/1.000 1/2.000 6/.334 1/.000 1/.000 182/151 .345/.407/.424/.831 .971/.801 .679 40/.661 1/0 0/
30.Cash G/S/vP ··· ··· 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 ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 6/.533 4/.000 101/90 .291/.390/.360/.750 .855/.737 .714 29/.774 0/0 0/
10.Crisp# G/S/vP ··· 1/no AB 3/.000 1/.000 3/.333 5/.000 1/no AB 11/.819 311/238 .248/.309/.380/.689 .832/.642 .648 60/.619 14/5 6/
7.Drew* G/S/vP ··· ··· 2/2.000 ··· 2/.000 3/.333 2/.500 7/1.000 451/358 .280/.408/.522/.930 .937/.928 .927 91/.771 4/1 19/
46.Ellsbury* G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 1/.000 2/.000 1/.000 4/2.000 3/.333 3/.000 461/356 .266/.330/.365/.694 .677/.700 .655 73/.692 40/7 7/
12.Lowrie# G/S/vP ··· 1/2.000 ··· 1/.000 1/no AB 2/.000 1/.000 ··· 159/112 .314/.376/.482/.858 .984/.802 .766 90/.937 0/0 1/
34.Ortiz* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 1/2.000 3/2.667 3/3.000 2/2.500 19/1.362 346/274 .266/.370/.495/.865 .663/.919 .718 100/.928 1/0 17/
15.Pedroia G/S/vP ··· ··· 3/.333 1/.000 3/.000 4/.750 1/2.000 3/1.167 569/439 .320/.364/.470/.834 .927/.807 .838 112/.871 12/1 12/
33.Varitek# G/S/vP ··· 2/.000 2/.500 1/3.000 2/.000 4/.833 5/.400 14/.630 384/296 .218/.307/.360/.667 .750/.643 .643 80/.687 0/1 10/
20.Youkilis G/S/vP ··· ··· 3/.666 1/2.000 3/1.666 7/1.429 6/.533 1/.000 495/408 .320/.388/.579/.967 1.067/.947 .925 102/1.078 3/4 24/
IP 16.2 24.0 23.0 17.2 4.0 50.1 64.2 30.0 TOTAL .281/.358/.447/.805 .829/.799 .766 .812 94/26 138/70
ERA-K/9 4.32/4.9 3.38/5.6 3.13/9.8 2.55/7.1 9.00/13.5 4.65/6.3 2.37/4.9 5.10/6.3 4.85/5.8

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Cash (31-15-12)
 Varitek (47-15-2)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 73/.246 116/.303 98/.238 75/.224 21/.294 230/.289 262/.209 133/.303 .272  Drew
 Bay
 Ellsbury
 Crisp
 Bailey
 Youkilis
0/1/104/6
122/0/0/4
54/53/19/3
0/89/0/3
2/0/1/0
0/0/2/0
OPS .775 .785 .731 .680 .910 .761 .522 .915 .777
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 8/2.250 55/.845 37/.805 23/.670 8/1.000 99/.709 119/.578 73/1.004 .778
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 65/.575 61/.730 61/.686 52/.682 13/.853 131/.797 143/.477 60/.802 .777
Home 22/1.191 56/.821 54/.706 30/.486 10/1.025 75/.749 118/.437 51/.469 .786
Last 28d days 73/.775 51/.916 53/.791 60/.652 21/.910 72/.962 48/.816 36/.821
HR/SB/CS 3/0/0 1/0/0 4/4/2 2/2/0 1/0/0 3/5/2 0/3/2 8/1/1 143/102/31
Usage ····X··· oo·X···· ··X··X·o Xoo··X·· ·X·o·oo· X·X·X··· ·X··XX·X ··Xo·oo·
Baltimore Orioles Batters (5.07 RS/G) vs. Boston Red Sox Pitchers (4.19 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 61.Buchholz
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 ··· ··· 2/.500 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 4/.500 95/64 .202/.226/.258/.484 .508/.472 .475 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/.000 3/1.167 8/.542 3/1.667 1/.000 4/.833 5/.400 15/.795 396/294 .258/.311/.413/.724 .759/.712 .786 82/.789 0/0 12/
17.Huff* G/S/vP 7/.286 ··· 8/.250 7/.858 1/.000 9/.444 6/.833 22/.814 532/377 .302/.363/.558/.920 .768/.986 .960 117/1.086 2/0 27/
21.Markakis* G/S/vP 8/.500 3/.333 10/1.200 9/.347 ··· 11/.920 6/.000 10/1.711 564/396 .304/.404/.495/.899 .900/.898 .823 122/.932 10/6 17/
15.Millar G/S/vP 7/.286 1/3.000 8/.125 3/1.167 1/2.000 7/.310 6/.000 10/1.167 513/375 .247/.339/.419/.758 .829/.733 .847 110/.866 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 4/.833 1/.000 11/.489 2/.000 1/.000 5/1.100 7/.286 23/.776 500/363 .284/.341/.486/.827 1.050/.743 .877 110/1.075 2/7 20/
16.Payton G/S/vP 4/.000 4/.500 4/.000 3/.000 1/.000 5/1.400 5/.400 6/.000 283/192 .238/.281/.355/.636 .842/.534 .566 82/.609 4/1 6/
24.Quiroz G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 121/98 .202/.269/.294/.562 .828/.499 .638 29/.501 0/0 2/
1.Roberts# G/S/vP 9/1.413 4/.500 8/.542 9/.222 ··· 6/1.100 9/.611 14/.721 562/402 .298/.380/.471/.851 .920/.824 .882 120/.867 31/10 8/
30.Scott* G/S/vP 2/.000 1/.000 4/.250 3/.000 1/.000 3/.000 2/1.000 2/.500 422/336 .272/.358/.514/.871 .773/.897 .961 91/.928 2/1 21/
IP 73.2 42.1 52.2 46.1 70.0 47.2 53.2 35.1 TOTAL .271/.338/.441/.779 .805/.769 .811 .847 63/33 144/75
ERA-K/9 6.35/8.8 3.83/9.8 4.44/8.5 2.53/5.2 3.34/7.3 3.02/7.9 1.84/10.4 5.35/5.1 3.90/7.3

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Hernandez (80-23-8)
 Quiroz (22-8-3)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 343/.299 192/.232 227/.242 189/.251 291/.210 208/.245 207/.199 160/.294 .248  Markakis
 Payton
 Scott
 Montanez
0/0/124/12
65/23/2/5
87/0/0/2
9/2/0/0
OPS .845 .726 .686 .707 .675 .687 .517 .829 .707
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 172/.881 82/.691 103/.637 98/.639 153/.800 84/.598 112/.546 73/1.004 .721
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 171/.808 110/.753 124/.729 91/.777 138/.543 124/.749 95/.485 87/.681 .696
Road 216/.919 88/.507 115/.762 73/.758 136/.609 100/.553 99/.633 78/.811 .680
Last 28d days 103/.977 21/1.533 51/.652 30/.322 61/.612 38/.679 39/.410 34/.765
HR/SB/CS 11/2/2 2/2/0 4/7/0 3/1/3 9/7/0 5/0/1 3/2/0 5/3/0 111/78/30
Usage ··X····· ··X····X XX···o·X o··X··oo X·o···o· ··X····X ·Xo····X ··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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