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Game Preview: TEX @ BOS, 11:05am, Monday, April 21, 2008 @Fenway Park II

Texas Rangers, 7-12, 4th, 4½ GB, 4½ GB in WC

SP: Kason Gabbard (26, LHP, 1-0, 2.41)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. BOS Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (1-0)             18.2  21   5   5   6   7  1    2.41      
 2007 (6-1)             81.1  68  42  42  41  55  8    4.65      
 2006 (1-3)             25.2  24  11  10  16  15  0    3.51      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         2-0  39.1  42  23  23  22  20  5    5.26   44 
 2008-04-16   @TOR  ND   6     7   2   2   2   2  0      94   50 
 2008-04-10    BAL  ND   5.2   7   3   3   2   1  1     101   42 
 2008-04-04   @LAA   W   7     7   0   0   2   4  0      92   65 
 2007-09-14   @OAK  ND   4     5   7   7   7   4  1      94   21 
 2007-09-02   @LAA  ND   6     5   5   5   5   3  1     102   40 
 2007-08-28    CHW  ND   4.2   4   3   3   3   3  2      91   44 
 2007-08-22   @BAL   W   6     7   3   3   1   3  0      89   48 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.BOS    Has never faced BOS.
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:    2-6    Road:    5-6    ExtrInn: 1-1 
 vsRHP:   6-9    vsLHP:   1-3    1-Run:   2-3 
 vsEast:  4-7    vsCntrl: 0-0    vsWest:  3-5  IL: 0-0 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 19 Sun, Apr 20  @BOS  L   5-6        7-12  4th  4.5 gb
 18 Sat, Apr 19  @BOS  L   3-5        7-11  4th  4.5 gb
 17 Fri, Apr 18  @BOS  L   3-11       7-10  4th  3.5 gb
 16 Thu, Apr 17  @TOR  W   4-1        7-9   4th  2.5 gb
 15 Wed, Apr 16  @TOR  W   7-5 (14)   6-9   4th  2.5 gb
 14 Tue, Apr 15   LAA  L   4-7        5-9   4th  3.5 gb
 13 Mon, Apr 14   LAA  L   4-7        5-8   4th  3.5 gb
 12 Sun, Apr 13   TOR  L   4-5 (10)   5-7   4th  2.5 gb
 11 Sat, Apr 12   TOR  L   1-4        5-6   4th  2.5 gb
 10 Fri, Apr 11   TOR  L   5-8        5-5   3rd  1.5 gb
 Last 10: 2-8    Last 20: 7-12   Last 30: 7-12
Boston Red Sox, 13-7, 1st, 1½ up

SP: Clay Buchholz (23, RHP, 0-1, 6.75)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. TEX Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (0-1)             14.2  18  12  11   6  12  2    6.75      
 2007 (3-1)             22.2  14   6   4  10  22  0    1.59      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         2-2  34.1  31  18  15  14  31  2    3.93   52 
 2008-04-16   @NYY  ND   3.2   8   7   7   1   2  2      85   18 
 2008-04-11    NYY  ND   6     4   1   1   3   3  0      98   60 
 2008-04-05   @TOR   L   5     6   4   3   2   7  0      89   46 
 2007-09-19   @TOR   L   4.2   5   2   1   2   5  0      68   51 
 2007-09-01    BAL   W   9     0   0   0   3   9  0     115   93 
 2007-08-17    LAA   W   6     8   4   3   3   5  0      91   44 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.TEX    Has never faced TEX.
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:    7-2    Road:    6-5    ExtrInn: 1-0 
 vsRHP:  11-7    vsLHP:   2-0    1-Run:   4-0 
 vsEast:  3-5    vsCntrl: 4-1    vsWest:  6-1  IL: 0-0 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 20 Sun, Apr 20   TEX  W   6-5       13-7   1st  1.5 up
 19 Sat, Apr 19   TEX  W   5-3       12-7   1st  0.5 up
 18 Fri, Apr 18   TEX  W  11-3       11-7   1st  0.5 up
 17 Thu, Apr 17  @NYY  W   7-5       10-7   1st  0.5 up
 16 Wed, Apr 16  @NYY  L   9-15       9-7   1st    Tied
 15 Tue, Apr 15  @CLE  W   5-3        9-6   1st  0.5 up
 14 Mon, Apr 14  @CLE  W   6-4        8-6   2nd  0.5 gb
 13 Sun, Apr 13   NYY  W   8-5        7-6   3rd  0.5 gb
 12 Sat, Apr 12   NYY  W   4-3        6-6   3rd  1.5 gb
 11 Fri, Apr 11   NYY  L   1-4        5-6   5th  1.5 gb
 Last 10: 8-2    Last 20:13-7    Last 30:13-7 
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Sun, Apr 20, 2008 BOS  6  TEX  5        W:Tim Wakefield (2-0), L: C.J. Wilson (0-1), S: Jonathan Papelbon (7)
Sat, Apr 19, 2008 BOS  5  TEX  3        W:Javier Lopez (1-0), L: Joaquin Benoit (1-1), S: Jonathan Papelbon (6)
Fri, Apr 18, 2008 BOS 11  TEX  3        W:Daisuke Matsuzaka (4-0), L: Luis Mendoza (0-2), S: none

Mon, Jul 02, 2007 BOS  7  TEX  3        W:Kason Gabbard (2-0), L: Brandon McCarthy (4-5), S: none
Sun, Jul 01, 2007 TEX  2 @BOS  1        W:Kameron Loe (5-6), L: Julian Tavarez (5-6), S: Eric Gagne (10)
Sat, Jun 30, 2007 TEX  5 @BOS  4        W:Ron Mahay (1-0), L: Josh Beckett (11-2), S: Eric Gagne (9)
Fri, Jun 29, 2007 BOS  2  TEX  1        W:Tim Wakefield (8-8), L: Jamey Wright (1-2), S: Jonathan Papelbon (19)
Sun, May 27, 2007 BOS  6 @TEX  5        W:Joel Pineiro (1-0), L: Akinori Otsuka (1-1), S: Hideki Okajima (3)
Sat, May 26, 2007 BOS  7 @TEX  4        W:Tim Wakefield (5-5), L: Vicente Padilla (2-7), S: Jonathan Papelbon (12)
Fri, May 25, 2007 BOS 10 @TEX  6        W:Daisuke Matsuzaka (7-2), L: Wes Littleton (0-1), S: none
Season Series: 2008 - BOS leads 3-0; 2007 - BOS won 6-4; 2006 - BOS won 5-4; All-Time - BOS leads 311-272

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

For the 2007 season

Stat

Best

Middle

Worst

RS/G

NYY  5.98

BAL  4.67

WSN  4.15

RA/G

BOS  4.06

KCR  4.80

TBD  5.83

BA

M. Ordonez  .363

J. Francoeur  .293

J. LaRue  .148

OBP

B. Bonds  .480

J. Varitek  .367

J. LaRue  .240

SLG

C. Ross  .653

T. Tulowitzki  .479

A. Gonzalez  .249

OPS

A. Rodriguez  1.067

G. Sheffield  .839

J. LaRue  .512

ERA

J. Peavy  2.54

A. Pettitte  4.05

S. Olsen  5.81

K/9IP

E. Bedard  10.93

G. Meche  6.50

A. Cook  3.31

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NOTE: Team stats shown are for the 2008 season. Player Stats for the 2007 season. We will switch to 2008 stats on May 1st.

Texas Rangers Batters (4.16 RS/G) vs. Boston Red Sox Pitchers (4.85 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
37.Okajima*
G/S/vB
58.Papelbon
G/S/vB
51.Tavarez
G/S/vB
50.Timlin
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
9.Blalock* G/S/vP ··· 1/2.000 2/1.000 1/4.000 ··· 4/1.000 4/.833 4/.250 232/178 .293/.358/.543/.901 .796/.932 .790 / 4/1 10/6
29.Botts# G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 190/143 .240/.326/.335/.662 .833/.605 .660 / 1/0 2/0
21.Bradley# G/S/vP ··· 2/.000 3/.333 3/1.334 ··· 1/.000 14/.572 4/1.500 244/166 .306/.402/.545/.947 .966/.937 .964 / 5/2 13/2
23.Broussard* G/S/vP ··· 1/2.000 2/1.000 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 7/.762 7/.310 264/245 .275/.330/.404/.734 .618/.742 .734 / 2/0 7/2
27.Catalanotto* G/S/vP ··· 1/no AB 4/1.500 1/no AB 1/.000 10/1.100 15/.733 11/1.727 377/358 .260/.337/.444/.781 .606/.788 .622 / 2/1 11/0
6.Duran G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/no AB / /// / / / /
32.Hamilton* G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 337/256 .292/.368/.554/.922 .588/1.028 .861 / 3/3 19/4
5.Kinsler G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 1/.000 2/.000 2/1.000 5/.800 3/.666 566/431 .263/.355/.441/.796 .999/.732 .675 / 23/2 20/17
15.Laird G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 1/.000 3/.333 2/.000 2/.000 6/.000 1/.000 448/329 .224/.278/.349/.627 .691/.603 .588 / 6/2 9/12
2.Melhuse# G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 2/.000 4/.250 2/2.500 103/76 .213/.275/.287/.562 .630/.532 .608 / 0/0 1/0
7.Murphy* G/S/vP ··· 1/no AB 1/no AB 1/.000 ··· 2/.000 ··· ··· 112/89 .343/.384/.552/.936 1.071/.901 1.056 / 0/0 2/1
12.Vazquez* G/S/vP ··· 1/no AB 1/no AB 5/.650 1/.000 2/.000 11/.664 ··· 345/257 .230/.300/.373/.674 .483/.739 .735 / 1/0 8/7
10.Young G/S/vP ··· ··· 3/2.000 1/.000 3/.000 3/.000 11/.637 8/.715 692/524 .315/.366/.418/.783 .797/.779 .759 / 13/3 9/19
IP 22.2 32.1 44.0 40.2 69.0 58.1 134.2 55.1 TOTAL .260/.334/.418/.752 .765/.747 .788 .752 12/2 19/21
ERA-K/9 1.59/8.7 6.40/10.0 2.05/8.4 3.10/5.7 2.22/8.2 1.85/13.0 5.15/5.1 3.42/5.0 4.76/7.3

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Laird (59-39-9)
 Melhuse (16-4-3)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 88/.184 151/.300 176/.183 174/.240 272/.202 224/.146 604/.281 222/.232 .246  Hamilton
 Murphy
 Bradley
 Botts
 Catalanotto
 Laird
 Broussard
9/71/10/7
32/10/15/4
40/15/4/3
28/0/0/2
64/0/0/2
1/0/0/0
10/0/12/0
OPS .508 .867 .564 .695 .561 .463 .779 .664 .730
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 53/.603 59/.789 73/.578 93/.805 98/.648 126/.400 303/.723 92/.500 .670
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 35/.362 92/.904 103/.555 81/.565 174/.512 98/.543 301/.834 130/.779 .774
Home 57/.467 71/.618 88/.675 92/.723 138/.632 119/.555 280/.758 106/.604 .743
Last 28d days / / / / / / / /
HR/SB/CS 0/0/0 4/0/0 4/2/2 2/0/1 6/5/0 5/4/0 14/0/0 7/3/2 20/14/3
Usage ····X··· ··X·Xo·X ·X···X·o ·oX··X·X ·····o·· oo·X··o· ····X·X· ·oo·X·oo

NOTE: Team stats shown are for the 2008 season. Player Stats for the 2007 season. We will switch to 2008 stats on May 1st.

Boston Red Sox Batters (5.20 RS/G) vs. Texas Rangers Pitchers (5.11 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 13.Gabbard*
G/S/vB
53.Benoit
G/S/vB
54.German
G/S/vB
58.Littleton
G/S/vB
57.Nippert
G/S/vB
59.Rupe
G/S/vB
36.Wilson*
G/S/vB
45.Wright
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
22.Casey* G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 ··· 3/.000 1/3.000 1/.000 2/.500 29/.845 496/425 .296/.353/.393/.746 .929/.716 .794 / 2/2 4/2
36.Cash G/S/vP ··· ··· 2/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 33/18 .111/.242/.148/.391 .354/.421 .138 / 0/0 0/1
10.Crisp# G/S/vP ··· 8/.393 6/.900 1/.000 ··· ··· 3/1.000 3/1.167 591/426 .268/.330/.382/.712 .751/.697 .765 / 28/6 6/1
7.Drew* G/S/vP ··· 4/.000 ··· 3/.666 ··· 2/.000 3/.667 32/.913 552/422 .270/.373/.423/.796 .638/.846 .833 / 4/2 11/6
46.Ellsbury* G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/2.000 1/no AB 2/4.000 1/.000 ··· 127/98 .353/.394/.509/.902 .802/.931 .971 / 9/0 3/0
12.Lowrie# G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 1/3.000 1/.000 2/1.500 ··· ··· / /// / / / /
23.Lugo G/S/vP ··· 14/1.000 2/.000 2/.000 ··· ··· 2/.500 16/.646 630/455 .237/.294/.349/.643 .651/.640 .745 / 33/6 8/19
34.Ortiz* G/S/vP ··· 19/.734 3/1.167 2/2.500 1/2.000 2/.500 3/.666 6/1.500 667/457 .332/.445/.621/1.066 .852/1.171 1.128 / 3/1 35/0
15.Pedroia G/S/vP ··· 5/.600 ··· 1/.000 1/.000 2/2.500 2/2.500 3/1.667 581/395 .317/.380/.442/.823 .870/.800 .912 / 7/1 8/6
24.Ramirez G/S/vP ··· 24/1.258 3/1.000 3/1.667 ··· 2/.000 ··· 3/1.167 569/408 .296/.388/.493/.881 1.095/.801 .891 / 0/0 20/2
3.Thurston* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 1/no AB 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· / /// / / / /
33.Varitek# G/S/vP ··· 16/.750 4/2.750 2/.000 ··· 2/.000 ··· 1/.000 518/371 .255/.367/.421/.787 .801/.782 .794 / 1/2 17/6
20.Youkilis G/S/vP ··· 6/.167 ··· 3/1.167 ··· 2/1.000 3/.333 3/.000 625/451 .288/.390/.453/.843 .815/.854 .797 / 4/2 16/3
IP 81.1 82.0 48.0 45.1 68.1 77.0 TOTAL .295/.367/.446/.813 .843/.808 .833 .813 12/4 18/9
ERA-K/9 4.65/6.1 2.85/9.5 /0.0 4.31/4.5 5.56/7.5 /0.0 3.03/8.3 3.62/4.6 4.37/4.7

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Cash (9-2-0)
 Varitek (63-20-4)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 344/.231 337/.225 / 205/.262 196/.267 / 285/.208 330/.259 .290  Ramirez
 Crisp
 Drew
 Ellsbury
120/0/0/8
0/144/0/7
0/4/133/3
22/16/1/0
OPS .706 .641 .737 .743 .602 .743 .781
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 81/.698 146/.489 / 79/.695 92/.662 / 115/.381 144/.848 .803
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 263/.708 191/.760 / 126/.763 104/.807 / 170/.754 186/.666 .762
Road 193/.801 152/.712 / 98/.574 80/.815 / 122/.559 179/.830 .782
Last 28d days / / / / / / / /
HR/SB/CS 8/5/2 6/2/2 // 6/3/1 5/1/0 // 4/2/0 6/4/4 12/14/8
Usage ····X··· ·X··Xo·o ····X·oX X···X·X· ··X·o··X ··X··X·· X··Xoo·X oo·XX·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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