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Game Preview: LAA @ BOS, 7:05pm, Wednesday, April 23, 2008 @Fenway Park II

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, 12-9, 1st, Tied

SP: Jon Garland (28, RHP, 2-2, 4.81)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. BOS Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (2-2)             24.1  33  16  13   7   3  3    4.81      
 2007 (10-13)          208.1 219 114  98  57  98 19    4.23      
 2006 (18-7)           211.1 247 112 106  41 112 26    4.51      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         3-4  48.1  51  21  17  11  14  3    3.17   51 
 2008-04-17    KCR   W   6.1   7   2   2   3   1  0      92   49 
 2008-04-12   @SEA   L   5    12   6   3   1   0  1      98   24 
 2008-04-06    TEX   L   5     8   7   7   2   2  2      91   23 
 2008-04-01   @MIN   W   8     6   1   1   1   0  0      96   65 
 2007-09-26    KCR   W   9     3   0   0   2   2  0     106   81 
 2007-09-20   @KCR   L   8     6   3   3   0   4  0      76   62 
 2007-09-15    LAA   L   7     9   2   1   2   5  0     113   56 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.BOS      1-3  29.2  36  20  19  12  20  4    5.76   43 
 2007-08-24    BOS   L   7     9   6   5   1   5  0     107   41 
 2007-07-22   @BOS   L   4.2   6   6   6   5   3  2     112   26 
 2006-09-04   @BOS  ND   6     5   1   1   1   3  0     104   60 
 2005-08-13   @BOS   L   5.1   9   5   5   2   4  1     108   32 
 2005-07-22    BOS   W   6.2   7   2   2   3   5  1     117   54 
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:    6-5    Road:    6-4    ExtrInn: 0-0 
 vsRHP:  11-8    vsLHP:   1-1    1-Run:   4-4 
 vsEast:  0-1    vsCntrl: 6-3    vsWest:  6-5  IL: 0-0 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 21 Tue, Apr 22  @BOS  L   6-7       12-9   1st    Tied
 20 Sun, Apr 20   SEA  L   2-4       12-8   1st    Tied
 19 Sat, Apr 19   SEA  W   4-1       12-7   1st  1.0 up
 18 Fri, Apr 18   SEA  W   5-4       11-7   1st  1.0 up
 17 Thu, Apr 17   KCR  W   5-3       10-7   1st  1.0 up
 16 Wed, Apr 16   KCR  L   2-3        9-7   1st    Tied
 15 Tue, Apr 15  @TEX  W   7-4        9-6   1st    Tied
 14 Mon, Apr 14  @TEX  W   7-4        8-6   2nd  1.0 gb
 13 Sun, Apr 13  @SEA  W  10-5        7-6   2nd  1.0 gb
 12 Sat, Apr 12  @SEA  L   3-8        6-6   2nd  2.0 gb
 Last 10: 6-4    Last 20:12-8    Last 30:12-9 
Boston Red Sox, 15-7, 1st, 3 up

SP: Daisuke Matsuzaka (27, RHP, 4-0, 3.14)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. ANA Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (4-0)             28.2  18  10  10  17  28  3    3.14      
 2007 (15-12)          204.2 191 100 100  80 201 25    4.40      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         5-0  43.1  30  17  17  22  43  5    3.53   57 
 2008-04-18    TEX   W   5.1   5   3   3   2   4  1     101   48 
 2008-04-13    NYY   W   5     5   4   4   6   2  0     116   37 
 2008-04-08    DET   W   6.2   4   0   0   4   7  0     108   69 
 2008-04-01   @OAK   W   6.2   2   1   1   0   9  1      96   75 
 2008-03-25   @OAK  ND   5     2   2   2   5   6  1      95   56 
 2007-09-28    MIN   W   8     6   2   2   2   8  1     119   68 
 2007-09-22   @TBD  ND   6.2   6   5   5   3   7  1     115   46 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.ANA    Has never faced ANA.
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:    9-2    Road:    6-5    ExtrInn: 1-0 
 vsRHP:  12-7    vsLHP:   3-0    1-Run:   5-0 
 vsEast:  3-5    vsCntrl: 4-1    vsWest:  8-1  IL: 0-0 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 22 Tue, Apr 22   LAA  W   7-6       15-7   1st  3.0 up
 21 Mon, Apr 21   TEX  W   8-3       14-7   1st  2.0 up
 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
 Last 10: 9-1    Last 20:14-6    Last 30:15-7 
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Tue, Apr 22, 2008 BOS  7  LAA  6        W:Mike Timlin (2-1), L: Darren Oliver (1-1), S: Jonathan Papelbon (8)

Sun, Aug 19, 2007 LAA  3 @BOS  1        W:Joe Saunders (7-1), L: Julian Tavarez (6-9), S: Francisco Rodriguez (31)
Sat, Aug 18, 2007 BOS 10  LAA  5        W:Curt Schilling (7-5), L: Jered Weaver (8-6), S: none
Fri, Aug 17, 2007 LAA  7 @BOS  5        W:Francisco Rodriguez (5-2), L: Eric Gagne (3-1), S: none
Fri, Aug 17, 2007 BOS  8  LAA  4        W:Clay Buchholz (1-0), L: John Lackey (15-7), S: Jonathan Papelbon (29)
Wed, Aug 08, 2007 BOS  9 @LAA  6        W:Hideki Okajima (3-0), L: Justin Speier (1-3), S: Jonathan Papelbon (26)
Tue, Aug 07, 2007 LAA 10  BOS  4        W:Joe Saunders (6-0), L: Tim Wakefield (13-10), S: none
Mon, Aug 06, 2007 LAA  4  BOS  2        W:Justin Speier (1-2), L: Curt Schilling (6-5), S: Francisco Rodriguez (28)
Mon, Apr 16, 2007 BOS  7  LAA  2        W:Josh Beckett (3-0), L: Ervin Santana (1-2), S: none
Sat, Apr 14, 2007 BOS  8  LAA  0        W:Curt Schilling (2-1), L: Hector Carrasco (0-1), S: none
Season Series: 2008 - BOS leads 1-0; 2007 - BOS won 6-4; 2006 - Tied 3-3; All-Time - BOS leads 308-264

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.

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Batters (4.90 RS/G) vs. Boston Red Sox Pitchers (4.82 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
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
16.Anderson* G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/no AB 1/2.000 4/.500 5/.000 17/.306 15/.962 450/339 .297/.336/.492/.827 .806/.834 .745 / 1/0 16/2
2.Aybar# G/S/vP ··· 3/.000 ··· ··· 2/1.500 1/.000 3/.000 1/2.000 211/160 .237/.279/.289/.568 .753/.509 .487 / 4/4 1/7
9.Figgins# G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 1/.000 1/.000 1/.000 4/.250 7/.733 11/.200 503/398 .330/.393/.432/.825 .845/.820 .705 / 41/12 3/14
27.Guerrero G/S/vP ··· 2/2.000 2/4.000 ··· 3/.000 10/.311 35/1.064 16/.958 660/528 .324/.403/.547/.950 .982/.942 .946 / 2/3 27/9
48.Hunter G/S/vP 4/.000 4/1.417 2/.500 1/2.000 3/1.334 1/.000 13/.564 4/1.000 650/470 .287/.334/.505/.839 .906/.813 .821 / 18/9 28/2
6.Izturis# G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 2/.000 ··· 2/.000 2/.000 8/1.000 3/.000 374/289 .289/.349/.405/.753 .738/.758 .616 / 7/1 6/4
35.Kotchman* G/S/vP ··· 1/no AB 1/.000 ··· 4/1.750 3/.000 5/.600 5/.000 508/424 .296/.372/.467/.840 .775/.852 .774 / 2/4 11/3
5.Mathis G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/2.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· 2/.000 1/.000 195/158 .211/.276/.351/.627 .691/.612 .501 / 0/1 4/4
24.Matthews# G/S/vP ··· ··· 3/2.334 1/.000 4/.000 1/.000 15/.871 8/.250 579/442 .252/.323/.419/.742 .563/.796 .675 / 18/4 18/5
19.Morales# G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 126/96 .294/.333/.479/.812 .577/.887 .833 / 0/1 4/0
44.Napoli G/S/vP ··· 2/.000 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· 2/2.000 1/.000 263/195 .247/.351/.443/.794 .828/.783 .803 / 5/2 10/7
39.Quinlan G/S/vP ··· 1/2.000 2/.000 ··· ··· 2/.000 2/1.000 2/2.000 194/66 .247/.304/.348/.652 .691/.576 .661 / 3/2 3/2
21.Rivera G/S/vP ··· ··· 2/1.000 1/2.000 ··· 5/.000 1/.000 5/.900 44/15 .279/.295/.442/.737 .759/.690 1.082 / 0/0 2/0
18.Rodriguez G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· / /// / / / /
IP 204.2 32.1 44.0 40.2 69.0 58.1 134.2 55.1 TOTAL .293/.348/.447/.795 .818/.791 .846 .795 19/7 22/10
ERA-K/9 4.40/8.8 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 4.73/7.4

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Mathis (40-8-5)
 Napoli (49-15-1)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 874/.246 151/.300 176/.183 174/.240 272/.202 224/.146 604/.281 222/.232 .250  Anderson
 Matthews
 Guerrero
 Hunter
 Rivera
 Figgins
 Quinlan
 Aybar
 Morales
85/0/0/7
0/135/0/7
0/0/109/5
0/155/0/5
2/0/7/1
0/0/11/1
16/0/6/0
6/0/2/0
0/0/6/0
OPS .731 .867 .564 .695 .561 .463 .779 .664 .742
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 424/.744 59/.789 73/.578 93/.805 98/.648 126/.400 303/.723 92/.500 .702
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 450/.719 92/.904 103/.555 81/.565 174/.512 98/.543 301/.834 130/.779 .774
Home 395/.750 71/.618 88/.675 92/.723 138/.632 119/.555 280/.758 106/.604 .766
Last 28d days / / / / / / / /
HR/SB/CS 25/18/7 4/0/0 4/2/2 2/0/1 6/5/0 5/4/0 14/0/0 7/3/2 22/15/3
Usage ····X··· ·X··X·Xo ·X·X···X ·X·oX··X X······o o·oo·X·· X·····X· o··oo·X·

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 (5.41 RS/G) vs. Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Pitchers (4.48 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 20.Garland
G/S/vB
49.Bootcheck
G/S/vB
53.O'Day
G/S/vB
38.Oliver*
G/S/vB
57.Rodriguez
G/S/vB
62.Shields
G/S/vB
33.Speier
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
22.Casey* G/S/vP 11/.382 5/.400 ··· 19/1.214 1/.000 3/.333 5/1.800 496/425 .296/.353/.393/.746 .929/.716 .794 / 2/2 4/2
36.Cash G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 33/18 .111/.242/.148/.391 .354/.421 .138 / 0/0 0/1
10.Crisp# G/S/vP 28/.480 4/.500 ··· 4/.833 6/1.166 10/.522 4/.500 591/426 .268/.330/.382/.712 .751/.697 .765 / 28/6 6/1
7.Drew* G/S/vP 9/.476 3/.000 ··· 10/.871 2/.000 5/1.850 5/1.100 552/422 .270/.373/.423/.796 .638/.846 .833 / 4/2 11/6
46.Ellsbury* G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/5.000 1/2.000 ··· 1/no AB ··· 127/98 .353/.394/.509/.902 .802/.931 .971 / 9/0 3/0
12.Lowrie# G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· / /// / / / /
23.Lugo G/S/vP 10/.522 5/1.100 1/.000 10/.700 8/.375 9/.619 13/.633 630/455 .237/.294/.349/.643 .651/.640 .745 / 33/6 8/19
34.Ortiz* G/S/vP 25/1.040 4/.500 1/.000 11/.606 5/1.800 15/1.151 9/.476 667/457 .332/.445/.621/1.066 .852/1.171 1.128 / 3/1 35/0
15.Pedroia G/S/vP ··· 3/.000 1/2.000 1/no AB 1/.000 3/1.667 2/2.500 581/395 .317/.380/.442/.823 .870/.800 .912 / 7/1 8/6
24.Ramirez G/S/vP 28/1.738 4/1.750 1/2.000 29/.837 7/.715 12/.350 8/.804 569/408 .296/.388/.493/.881 1.095/.801 .891 / 0/0 20/2
33.Varitek# G/S/vP 15/.650 3/.000 ··· 7/.572 7/.453 12/.258 12/1.222 518/371 .255/.367/.421/.787 .801/.782 .794 / 1/2 17/6
20.Youkilis G/S/vP 10/.633 3/.333 1/.000 3/1.334 6/.833 3/1.667 3/.666 625/451 .288/.390/.453/.843 .815/.854 .797 / 4/2 16/3
IP 208.1 77.1 64.1 67.1 77.0 50.0 TOTAL .303/.377/.462/.839 .819/.841 .882 .841 16/4 21/10
ERA-K/9 4.23/4.2 4.77/6.5 /0.0 3.78/7.1 2.81/12.0 3.86/9.0 2.88/8.5 4.28/5.1

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

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 883/.270 331/.274 / 273/.239 285/.204 320/.220 198/.202 .280  Ramirez
 Crisp
 Drew
 Ellsbury
120/0/0/8
0/144/0/7
0/4/133/3
22/16/1/0
OPS .732 .757 .648 .605 .643 .614 .784
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 450/.723 143/.796 / 102/.810 128/.549 163/.694 90/.659 .866
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 433/.741 188/.727 / 171/.553 157/.649 157/.589 108/.575 .715
Road 421/.781 155/.805 / 133/.731 134/.557 163/.621 78/.623 .798
Last 28d days / / / / / / /
HR/SB/CS 19/2/6 7/6/2 // 5/3/0 3/12/1 7/3/1 6/2/3 22/15/4
Usage ·····X·· ··o····· X·X···X· X······X ····oX·X o··o·o·o ·····o·o

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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