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Game Preview: TOR @ BOS, 7:05pm, Thursday, May 1, 2008 @Fenway Park II

Toronto Blue Jays, 11-17, 5th, 5½ GB, 5½ GB in WC

SP: A.J. Burnett (31, RHP, 2-2, 6.07)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. BOS Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (2-2)             29.2  37  22  20  15  19  2    6.07      
 2007 (10-8)           165.2 131  74  69  66 176 23    3.75      
 2006 (10-8)           135.2 138  67  60  39 118 14    3.98      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         3-2  41    52  31  29  19  30  3    6.37   40 
 2008-04-25   @KCR   L   7.1   8   5   3   3   6  0     102   49 
 2008-04-20    DET   W   5     4   3   3   6   4  0     113   45 
 2008-04-13   @TEX  ND   5.2   7   4   4   2   3  1     113   40 
 2008-04-08    OAK  ND   4.2  10   6   6   2   1  0      92   19 
 2008-04-02   @NYY   W   6     5   2   2   1   3  1      90   56 
 2007-09-30    TBD   L   5.2   8   7   7   2   6  1     105   29 
 2007-09-25   @BAL   W   6.2  10   4   4   3   7  0     119   42 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.BOS      3-0  28.2  23   9   8   8  29  4    2.51   63 
 2007-09-18    BOS   W   8.2   9   3   3   3  11  1     124   62 
 2006-09-23    BOS   W   7     6   2   1   3   8  1     111   64 
 2006-09-02   @BOS   W   9     3   1   1   1   5  0     115   81 
 2006-04-21    BOS  ND   4     5   3   3   1   5  2      78   44 
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:    5-7    Road:    6-10   ExtrInn: 1-2 
 vsRHP:  10-12   vsLHP:   1-5    1-Run:   2-8 
 vsEast:  5-8    vsCntrl: 3-4    vsWest:  3-5  IL: 0-0 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 28 Wed, Apr 30  @BOS  L   1-2       11-17  5th  5.5 gb
 27 Tue, Apr 29  @BOS  L   0-1       11-16  5th  4.5 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
 Last 10: 2-8    Last 20: 7-13   Last 30:11-17
Boston Red Sox, 17-12, 1st, 1 up

SP: Tim Wakefield (41, RHP, 2-0, 4.06)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. TOR Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (2-0)             31    29  16  14  17  19  3    4.06      
 2007 (17-12)          189   191 104 100  64 110 22    4.76      
 2006 (7-11)           140   135  80  72  51  90 19    4.63      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         3-1  43    42  24  21  20  25  6    4.40   49 
 2008-04-25   @TBR  ND   6     6   4   3   5   1  0     113   42 
 2008-04-20    TEX   W   8     7   5   5   0   5  2      86   53 
 2008-04-15   @CLE  ND   6     7   2   2   4   4  0     106   50 
 2008-04-10    DET   W   5     3   2   1   5   5  0     108   55 
 2008-04-04   @TOR  ND   6     6   3   3   3   4  1      88   49 
 2007-09-29    MIN   W   7     6   4   3   0   1  2      92   52 
 2007-09-23   @TBD   L   5     7   4   4   3   5  1      92   39 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.TOR      2-2  31    33  15  14   8  18  6    4.06   50 
 2008-04-04   @TOR  ND   6     6   3   3   3   4  1      88   49 
 2007-09-17   @TOR   L   6     7   4   4   2   2  2      73   42 
 2007-07-12    TOR   W   6     9   4   4   0   2  2      89   40 
 2007-05-10   @TOR   W   7     3   0   0   1   5  0      93   75 
 2007-04-23    TOR   L   6     8   4   3   2   5  1     100   45 
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   11-4    Road:    6-8    ExtrInn: 1-1 
 vsRHP:  14-11   vsLHP:   3-1    1-Run:   7-2 
 vsEast:  5-8    vsCntrl: 4-1    vsWest:  8-3  IL: 0-0 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 29 Wed, Apr 30   TOR  W   2-1       17-12  1st  1.0 up
 28 Tue, Apr 29   TOR  W   1-0       16-12  1st    Tied
 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
 Last 10: 5-5    Last 20:13-7    Last 30:17-12
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Wed, Apr 30, 2008 BOS  2  TOR  1        W:Jonathan Papelbon (2-0), L: Scott Downs (0-1), S: none
Tue, Apr 29, 2008 BOS  1  TOR  0        W:Jonathan Papelbon (1-0), L: Roy Halladay (2-4), S: none
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)
Season Series: 2008 - TOR leads 3-2; 2007 - Tied 9-9; 2006 - TOR won 12-7; All-Time - BOS leads 241-195

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

Stat

Best

Middle

Worst

RS/G

CHC  6.33

NYM  4.58

SFG  3.21

RA/G

OAK  3.52

SFG  4.52

TEX  6.32

BA

  

  

  

OBP

  

  

  

SLG

  

  

  

OPS

  

  

  

ERA

C. Lee  .96

G. Maddux  3.76

C. Sabathia  7.88

K/9IP

J. Sanchez  10.68

J. Weaver  5.95

J. Garland  2.23

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Toronto Blue Jays Batters (4.14 RS/G) vs. Boston Red Sox Pitchers (4.48 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 49.Wakefield
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
20.Barajas G/S/vP 17/.765 1/.000 1/2.000 ··· ··· 3/.666 ··· 3/1.000 40/27 .189/.250/.324/.574 .762/.491 .632 36/.495 0/0 1/
11.Eckstein G/S/vP 24/.571 3/2.000 1/2.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 5/1.350 116/96 .248/.321/.307/.628 .639/.626 .597 107/.686 2/1 1/
2.Hill G/S/vP 23/.712 2/2.500 8/.750 ··· 1/.000 8/.250 15/.600 10/.555 119/98 .271/.325/.393/.717 .943/.672 .605 111/.705 2/0 2/
26.Lind* G/S/vP 6/.334 ··· 2/1.000 1/2.000 ··· 2/.000 6/.900 ··· 14/10 .077/.143/.077/.220 .000/.311 .220 14/.220 0/0 0/
6.McDonald G/S/vP 23/.625 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 2/.000 1/.000 12/.083 1/.000 22/13 .167/.286/.222/.508 .347/.633 .619 22/.508 2/1 0/
17.Overbay* G/S/vP 14/.665 1/.000 8/.625 5/.650 3/.000 7/.286 21/.907 5/1.100 109/86 .267/.389/.344/.733 .418/.822 .744 101/.715 0/1 1/
15.Rios G/S/vP 33/.742 2/2.500 6/.667 ··· 4/.917 6/1.167 17/1.839 9/1.181 114/92 .306/.386/.449/.835 .694/.869 .834 106/.799 6/2 2/
33.Rolen G/S/vP 6/.167 7/1.086 ··· ··· 1/.000 1/3.000 25/.965 7/.286 21/16 .316/.381/.684/1.065 .000/1.429 1.065 21/1.065 1/0 1/
19.Scutaro G/S/vP 11/1.091 2/.000 2/.000 ··· ··· 2/.000 3/1.334 5/1.000 75/58 .200/.351/.250/.601 .710/.568 .601 67/.608 3/2 0/
24.Stairs* G/S/vP 54/.915 ··· 1/.000 3/1.000 2/1.000 5/.650 5/.400 15/.785 79/75 .315/.354/.452/.806 .500/.824 .845 79/.806 0/0 3/
23.Stewart G/S/vP 65/.770 4/.250 2/1.500 1/2.000 1/.000 4/.250 3/.666 16/.625 65/47 .200/.308/.255/.562 .817/.472 .492 57/.571 0/0 0/
10.Wells G/S/vP 54/.689 1/3.000 8/.500 1/no AB 4/1.750 11/.000 19/1.276 19/.948 120/97 .250/.325/.389/.714 .698/.717 .684 112/.681 1/1 4/
9.Zaun# G/S/vP 26/.398 ··· 5/.000 ··· 5/1.600 10/.929 12/.455 13/.408 85/66 .268/.373/.380/.754 .625/.819 .741 82/.757 2/1 1/
IP 31.0 13.2 11.2 10.0 10.1 13.0 10.1 6.0 TOTAL .250/.338/.360/.698 .634/.713 .680 .695 22/10 19/19
ERA-K/9 4.06/5.5 3.29/8.5 6.17/8.5 4.50/6.3 0.87/9.6 2.08/13.8 5.23/4.4 13.50/3.0 4.32/7.5

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Barajas (3-3-0)
 Zaun (14-4-2)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 140/.250 63/.200 53/.283 46/.256 42/.194 48/.213 49/.325 34/.483 .242  Wells
 Rios
 Stewart
 Scutaro
 Lind
 Stairs
0/27/0/2
0/1/24/2
13/0/0/1
2/0/0/1
4/0/0/0
7/0/2/0
OPS .730 .655 .865 .754 .595 .591 .779 1.359 .725
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 45/.825 28/.643 18/.631 24/.653 13/.647 29/.634 22/1.101 17/1.529 .692
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 95/.683 35/.664 35/.998 22/.840 29/.568 19/.526 27/.515 17/1.149 .752
Home 56/.671 38/.727 26/.846 34/.767 27/.775 27/.444 21/1.038 18/1.563 .747
Last 28d days 140/.730 57/.670 46/.964 42/.798 33/.622 38/.526 49/.779 34/1.359
HR/SB/CS 3/8/2 0/2/0 2/1/0 1/0/0 1/0/0 1/0/0 0/3/0 2/2/0 28/25/4
Usage ·····X·· ·····XX· o··X··o· ·····ooX X·····X· oo······ ······X· ·····X·X
Boston Red Sox Batters (4.69 RS/G) vs. Toronto Blue Jays Pitchers (4.00 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 34.Burnett
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/.000 ··· 2/.500 ··· 1/.000 1/.000 2/1.000 ··· 35/26 .323/.371/.419/.791 1.127/.683 .724 35/.791 0/0 0/
10.Crisp# G/S/vP 6/.000 3/.000 12/1.053 ··· 6/.334 7/1.000 3/.000 5/.650 62/52 .293/.311/.379/.691 1.178/.600 .913 50/.676 4/0 0/
7.Drew* G/S/vP 20/.753 4/.000 1/2.000 ··· 12/.666 1/2.000 2/.000 4/.250 93/76 .269/.376/.410/.787 .828/.777 .655 88/.811 0/0 3/
46.Ellsbury* G/S/vP 4/.500 2/.000 ··· ··· 2/.000 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 92/81 .280/.396/.440/.836 .364/.909 1.122 83/.884 8/0 3/
25.Lowell G/S/vP 12/.606 8/.625 6/.500 ··· 7/1.000 8/1.071 3/.000 3/.000 41/34 .189/.268/.216/.485 .629/.454 .495 23/.499 0/1 0/
12.Lowrie# G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 36/28 .323/.371/.419/.791 1.071/.721 .907 36/.791 0/0 0/
23.Lugo G/S/vP 19/.616 4/.500 3/.000 ··· 6/2.633 8/1.500 9/.583 4/1.417 103/87 .281/.324/.313/.636 .481/.671 .707 92/.610 3/2 0/
44.Moss* G/S/vP 4/.250 ··· ··· ··· 1/2.000 ··· ··· ··· 14/12 .286/.286/.500/.786 1.000/.750 .667 6/.667 0/0 1/
34.Ortiz* G/S/vP 9/.889 3/.000 6/1.917 ··· 20/1.033 14/.445 18/.778 7/2.214 119/102 .184/.294/.350/.644 .610/.649 .881 101/.649 0/0 5/
15.Pedroia G/S/vP 8/1.357 4/.833 1/2.000 ··· 5/.400 4/.000 1/.000 3/1.334 132/113 .303/.346/.420/.766 .789/.762 .837 114/.791 3/0 1/
24.Ramirez G/S/vP 3/2.667 2/1.000 7/1.571 ··· 14/.857 13/1.058 14/.368 2/.000 117/104 .343/.410/.619/1.029 .839/1.052 1.028 99/1.071 1/0 6/
33.Varitek# G/S/vP 9/.708 3/1.334 8/.804 ··· 10/.700 10/.200 17/.301 7/.629 79/68 .243/.291/.432/.724 .727/.724 .500 62/.704 0/0 3/
20.Youkilis G/S/vP 10/.200 3/.000 7/.619 ··· 4/.750 8/.375 7/.143 3/.333 119/104 .304/.387/.471/.857 .908/.844 .800 101/.815 1/1 2/
IP 29.2 9.2 3.2 12.2 11.2 8.1 5.0 12.0 TOTAL .282/.353/.422/.775 .805/.770 .825 .781 20/4 24/15
ERA-K/9 6.07/5.8 7.45/3.7 0.00/9.7 1.42/10.6 3.86/10.0 3.24/6.5 0.00/10.8 2.25/9.0 3.75/6.8

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Cash (15-2-4)
 Varitek (10-2-0)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 139/.308 44/.293 13/.154 47/.178 58/.313 34/.241 21/.211 52/.222 .256  Drew
 Ramirez
 Moss
 Ellsbury
 Crisp
 Lugo
0/0/22/3
26/0/0/1
0/0/4/1
8/14/4/1
0/18/0/0
1/0/0/0
OPS .841 .853 .308 .568 .869 .634 .602 .561 .723
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 74/.807 19/.957 5/.800 23/.391 25/.784 12/.697 9/.347 23/.451 .730
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 65/.878 25/.778 8/.000 24/.746 33/.938 22/.596 12/.788 29/.655 .717
Road 81/.736 13/.397 8/.500 29/.655 35/1.034 8/.575 11/.545 18/.561 .695
Last 28d days 117/.878 39/.861 13/.308 47/.568 53/.844 34/.634 21/.602 46/.641
HR/SB/CS 2/2/2 1/1/0 0/2/0 2/0/0 1/0/0 0/2/0 0/0/0 0/2/0 21/17/7
Usage ·····X·· o···o·o· ······o· ···oo·X· X····X·· ·····o·· ···o··X· ······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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