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Game Preview: TOR @ BOS, 7:05pm, Tuesday, April 29, 2008 @Fenway Park II

Toronto Blue Jays, 11-15, 5th, 3½ GB, 3½ GB in WC

SP: Roy Halladay (31, RHP, 2-3, 3.73)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. BOS Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (2-3)             41    41  17  17   6  25  4    3.73      
 2007 (16-7)           225.1 232 101  93  48 139 15    3.71      
 2006 (16-5)           220   208  82  78  34 132 19    3.19      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         3-3  56.2  60  26  21   7  33  4    3.34   55 
 2008-04-23   @TBR   L   8     9   5   5   1   4  0     107   47 
 2008-04-17    TEX   L   9    11   4   4   1   6  0     117   54 
 2008-04-12   @TEX   W   9     6   1   1   1   6  0     110   76 
 2008-04-06    BOS   W   8     8   4   4   1   6  3     107   55 
 2008-04-01   @NYY   L   7     7   3   3   2   3  1      93   52 
 2007-09-26   @BAL   W   7    11   5   3   1   4  0     115   42 
 2007-09-21   @NYY  ND   8.2   8   4   1   0   4  0     110   62 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.BOS      2-3  34    41  25  24   7  27  7    6.35   44 
 2008-04-06    BOS   W   8     8   4   4   1   6  3     107   55 
 2007-09-04   @BOS   L   8     9   5   5   2   7  2     126   49 
 2007-07-12   @BOS   L   5     8   5   5   4   2  0     112   29 
 2007-05-10    BOS   L   5    11   8   7   0   2  1      86   17 
 2007-04-24   @BOS   W   8     5   3   3   0  10  1     113   70 
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:    5-7    Road:    6-8    ExtrInn: 1-2 
 vsRHP:  10-11   vsLHP:   1-4    1-Run:   2-6 
 vsEast:  5-6    vsCntrl: 3-4    vsWest:  3-5  IL: 0-0 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 26 Sun, Apr 27  @KCR  W   5-2       11-15  5th  3.5 gb
 25 Sat, Apr 26  @KCR  L   1-2       10-15  5th  4.5 gb
 24 Fri, Apr 25  @KCR  L   4-8       10-14  5th  4.5 gb
 23 Thu, Apr 24  @TBR  L   3-5       10-13  5th  4.5 gb
 22 Wed, Apr 23  @TBR  L   3-5       10-12  5th  4.5 gb
 21 Tue, Apr 22  @TBR  L   4-6       10-11  4th  4.5 gb
 20 Mon, Apr 21   DET  L   1-5       10-10  3rd  3.5 gb
 19 Sun, Apr 20   DET  W   5-3       10-9   3rd  2.5 gb
 18 Sat, Apr 19   DET  W   3-2        9-9   3rd  2.5 gb
 17 Fri, Apr 18   DET  L   4-8        8-9   4th  2.5 gb
 Last 10: 3-7    Last 20: 7-13   Last 30:11-15
Boston Red Sox, 15-12, 1st, Tied

SP: Jon Lester (24, LHP, 1-2, 5.40)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. TOR Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (1-2)             31.2  37  19  19  19  16  5    5.40      
 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         1-2  36    44  24  23  22  25  7    5.75   42 
 2008-04-23    LAA  ND   5     9   4   4   2   1  2      80   32 
 2008-04-19    TEX  ND   6.1  10   3   3   2   5  1     106   44 
 2008-04-14   @CLE  ND   4.1   5   4   4   5   3  0      97   35 
 2008-04-09    DET   L   5.1   5   4   4   4   0  1      97   38 
 2008-04-02   @OAK   W   6.2   3   0   0   3   3  0      94   68 
 2008-03-26   @OAK   L   4     5   4   4   3   4  1      83   37 
 2007-09-26    OAK  ND   4.1   7   5   4   3   9  2      94   37 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.TOR      0-0   6.2   3   1   1   4   5  0    1.35   65 
 2007-09-18   @TOR  ND   6.2   3   1   1   4   5  0     108   65 
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:    9-4    Road:    6-8    ExtrInn: 1-1 
 vsRHP:  12-11   vsLHP:   3-1    1-Run:   5-2 
 vsEast:  3-8    vsCntrl: 4-1    vsWest:  8-3  IL: 0-0 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 27 Sun, Apr 27  @TBR  L   0-3       15-12  1st    Tied
 26 Sat, Apr 26  @TBR  L   1-2       15-11  1st    Tied
 25 Fri, Apr 25  @TBR  L   4-5 (11)  15-10  1st  0.5 up
 24 Thu, Apr 24   LAA  L   5-7       15-9   1st  1.0 up
 23 Wed, Apr 23   LAA  L   4-6       15-8   1st  2.0 up
 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
 Last 10: 5-5    Last 20:12-8    Last 30:15-12
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Sun, Apr 06, 2008 TOR  7  BOS  4        W:Roy Halladay (1-1), L: Josh Beckett (0-1), S: Jeremy Accardo (3)
Sat, Apr 05, 2008 TOR 10  BOS  2        W:Jesse Litsch (1-0), L: Clay Buchholz (0-1), S: none
Fri, Apr 04, 2008 TOR  6  BOS  3        W:Shaun Marcum (1-0), L: David Aardsma (0-1), S: Jeremy Accardo (2)

Wed, Sep 19, 2007 TOR  6  BOS  1        W:Jesse Litsch (6-9), L: Clay Buchholz (3-1), S: Jeremy Accardo (28)
Tue, Sep 18, 2007 TOR  4  BOS  3        W:A.J. Burnett (9-7), L: Eric Gagne (3-2), S: Scott Downs (1)
Mon, Sep 17, 2007 TOR  6  BOS  1        W:Dustin McGowan (11-9), L: Tim Wakefield (16-11), S: none
Wed, Sep 05, 2007 TOR  6 @BOS  4        W:Jeremy Accardo (4-3), L: Hideki Okajima (3-2), S: none
Tue, Sep 04, 2007 BOS  5  TOR  3        W:Josh Beckett (17-6), L: Roy Halladay (14-7), S: Jonathan Papelbon (33)
Mon, Sep 03, 2007 BOS 13  TOR 10        W:Daisuke Matsuzaka (14-11), L: Jesse Litsch (5-7), S: Jonathan Papelbon (32)
Sun, Jul 15, 2007 TOR  2 @BOS  1        W:Jesse Litsch (2-3), L: Josh Beckett (12-3), S: Jeremy Accardo (13)
Season Series: 2008 - TOR leads 3-0; 2007 - Tied 9-9; 2006 - TOR won 12-7; All-Time - BOS leads 239-195

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.

Toronto Blue Jays Batters (4.42 RS/G) vs. Boston Red Sox Pitchers (4.78 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 31.Lester*
G/S/vB
53.Aardsma
G/S/vB
30.Corey
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
20.Barajas G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/2.000 ··· ··· 3/.666 ··· 3/1.000 147/106 .230/.352/.393/.745 .916/.685 .835 / 0/1 4/0
11.Eckstein G/S/vP ··· 3/2.000 1/2.000 1/2.000 ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 5/1.350 484/339 .309/.356/.382/.739 .709/.752 .671 / 10/1 3/20
2.Hill G/S/vP 3/.000 2/2.500 3/.666 8/.750 ··· 1/.000 8/.250 15/.600 10/.555 657/503 .291/.333/.459/.792 .916/.753 .752 / 4/3 17/14
26.Lind* G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 1/.000 1/2.000 ··· 2/.000 6/.900 ··· 311/235 .238/.278/.400/.678 .542/.720 .585 / 1/2 11/0
6.McDonald G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 3/1.000 1/.000 ··· 2/.000 1/.000 12/.083 1/.000 353/260 .251/.279/.333/.612 .818/.539 .598 / 7/2 1/9
17.Overbay* G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 2/.000 8/.625 5/.650 3/.000 6/.334 21/.907 5/1.100 476/361 .240/.315/.391/.706 .794/.676 .750 / 2/0 10/5
15.Rios G/S/vP 3/1.667 2/2.500 3/1.000 6/.667 ··· 3/1.000 5/1.400 17/1.839 9/1.181 711/545 .297/.354/.498/.852 1.022/.802 .862 / 17/4 24/7
33.Rolen G/S/vP ··· 7/1.086 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 25/.965 7/.286 441/320 .265/.331/.398/.729 .616/.770 .776 / 5/3 8/10
19.Scutaro G/S/vP ··· 2/.000 2/1.000 2/.000 ··· ··· 2/.000 3/1.334 5/1.000 379/282 .260/.332/.361/.693 .861/.637 .731 / 2/1 7/14
24.Stairs* G/S/vP 3/.333 ··· 3/.000 1/.000 3/1.000 2/1.000 3/.333 5/.400 15/.785 405/352 .289/.368/.549/.917 .818/.931 .916 / 2/1 21/6
23.Stewart G/S/vP 3/.666 4/.250 1/.000 2/1.500 1/2.000 1/.000 4/.250 3/.666 16/.625 630/444 .290/.345/.394/.739 .699/.756 .836 / 11/3 12/4
10.Wells G/S/vP 3/.333 1/3.000 6/.900 8/.500 1/no AB 4/1.750 9/.000 19/1.276 19/.948 642/492 .245/.304/.402/.706 .835/.668 .712 / 10/4 16/3
9.Zaun# G/S/vP 3/.666 ··· 2/.000 5/.000 ··· 4/1.167 10/.929 12/.455 13/.408 391/304 .242/.341/.411/.752 .797/.739 .658 / 0/0 10/8
IP 63.0 32.1 9.1 44.0 40.2 69.0 58.1 134.2 55.1 TOTAL .258/.346/.372/.718 .690/.724 .716 .718 22/10 19/19
ERA-K/9 4.57/7.1 6.40/10.0 1.93/5.8 2.05/8.4 3.10/5.7 2.22/8.2 1.85/13.0 5.15/5.1 3.42/5.0 4.61/7.5

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Barajas (12-7-1)
 Zaun (73-13-2)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 275/.257 151/.300 32/.231 176/.183 174/.240 272/.202 224/.146 604/.281 222/.232 .250  Rios
 Lind
 Wells
 Stewart
 Stairs
 Scutaro
0/22/147/11
80/0/0/5
0/148/0/5
139/6/0/4
43/0/17/3
6/0/4/0
OPS .753 .867 .630 .564 .695 .561 .463 .779 .664 .747
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 77/.725 59/.789 15/.583 73/.578 93/.805 98/.648 126/.400 303/.723 92/.500 .700
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 198/.764 92/.904 17/.670 103/.555 81/.565 174/.512 98/.543 301/.834 130/.779 .787
Home 102/.775 71/.618 21/.703 88/.675 92/.723 138/.632 119/.555 280/.758 106/.604 .794
Last 28d days / / / / / / / / /
HR/SB/CS 10/4/2 4/0/0 0/1/0 4/2/2 2/0/1 6/5/0 5/4/0 14/0/0 7/3/2 28/25/4
Usage ·····X·· ···XX··X ···X···· ·X··o··X ···ooX·X ····X·X· ······o· ····X·X· ···X·Xo·

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 (4.93 RS/G) vs. Toronto Blue Jays Pitchers (4.19 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 32.Halladay
G/S/vB
49.Accardo
G/S/vB
57.Camp
G/S/vB
43.Carlson*
G/S/vB
37.Downs*
G/S/vB
54.Frasor
G/S/vB
52.Ryan*
G/S/vB
56.Tallet*
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
36.Cash G/S/vP ··· ··· 2/.500 ··· 1/.000 1/.000 2/1.000 ··· 33/18 .111/.242/.148/.391 .354/.421 .138 / 0/0 0/1
10.Crisp# G/S/vP 28/.715 3/.000 12/1.053 ··· 6/.334 7/1.000 3/.000 5/.650 591/426 .268/.330/.382/.712 .751/.697 .765 / 28/6 6/1
7.Drew* G/S/vP 19/1.151 4/.000 1/2.000 ··· 12/.666 1/2.000 2/.000 4/.250 552/422 .270/.373/.423/.796 .638/.846 .833 / 4/2 11/6
46.Ellsbury* G/S/vP 6/2.667 2/.000 ··· ··· 2/.000 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 127/98 .353/.394/.509/.902 .802/.931 .971 / 9/0 3/0
12.Lowrie# G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· / /// / / / /
23.Lugo G/S/vP 48/.640 4/.500 3/.000 ··· 6/2.633 8/1.500 9/.583 4/1.417 630/455 .237/.294/.349/.643 .651/.640 .745 / 33/6 8/19
44.Moss* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 29/24 .280/.379/.440/.819 .650/.851 .929 / 0/0 0/0
34.Ortiz* G/S/vP 81/.899 3/.000 6/1.917 ··· 19/.974 14/.445 18/.778 7/2.214 667/457 .332/.445/.621/1.066 .852/1.171 1.128 / 3/1 35/0
15.Pedroia G/S/vP 20/.411 3/1.167 1/2.000 ··· 5/.400 4/.000 1/.000 3/1.334 581/395 .317/.380/.442/.823 .870/.800 .912 / 7/1 8/6
24.Ramirez G/S/vP 82/.770 2/1.000 7/1.571 ··· 13/.808 13/1.058 14/.368 2/.000 569/408 .296/.388/.493/.881 1.095/.801 .891 / 0/0 20/2
33.Varitek# G/S/vP 66/.703 3/1.334 8/.804 ··· 9/.555 10/.200 17/.301 7/.629 518/371 .255/.367/.421/.787 .801/.782 .794 / 1/2 17/6
20.Youkilis G/S/vP 38/1.010 2/.000 7/.619 ··· 4/.750 8/.375 7/.143 3/.333 625/451 .288/.390/.453/.843 .815/.854 .797 / 4/2 16/3
IP 225.1 67.1 40.0 58.0 57.0 4.1 62.1 TOTAL .288/.361/.432/.794 .782/.796 .871 .804 19/4 23/15
ERA-K/9 3.71/5.6 2.14/7.6 7.20/8.1 /0.0 2.17/8.8 4.58/9.3 12.46/6.3 3.47/7.8 3.91/6.9

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

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 927/.268 275/.206 198/.368 / 239/.223 242/.220 25/.333 267/.215 .260  Ramirez
 Crisp
 Drew
 Moss
 Ellsbury
120/0/0/8
0/144/0/7
0/4/133/3
13/0/4/1
22/16/1/0
OPS .678 .558 .991 .592 .631 .964 .611 .739
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 498/.675 137/.419 68/1.025 / 126/.548 113/.721 3/.667 106/.697 .737
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 429/.682 138/.697 130/.973 / 113/.639 129/.556 22/1.010 161/.555 .740
Road 500/.694 148/.612 85/1.214 / 108/.674 119/.638 15/1.110 138/.736 .723
Last 28d days / / / / / / / /
HR/SB/CS 15/20/7 4/10/1 7/2/0 // 3/0/1 3/5/2 1/0/0 1/9/1 20/16/7
Usage ·····X·· ··o·o··· ····o·o· ·oo·X·X· ···X··X· ···o···X ·o··X··· ····o··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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