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Game Preview: TBR @ BOS, 7:05pm, Saturday, May 3, 2008 @Fenway Park II

Tampa Bay Rays, 16-13, 2nd, 1 GB

SP: James Shields (26, RHP, 3-1, 2.54)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. BOS Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (3-1)             39    36  18  11   9  28  2    2.54      
 2007 (12-8)           215   202  98  92  36 184 28    3.85      
 2006 (6-8)            124.2 141  69  67  38 104 18    4.84      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         3-1  47    40  19  12  11  33  2    2.30   58 
 2008-04-27    BOS   W   9     2   0   0   1   7  0      99   89 
 2008-04-22    TOR   W   7     6   4   2   2   5  1     104   56 
 2008-04-16   @MIN  ND   5     8   5   3   1   5  0      96   39 
 2008-04-11    BAL  ND   6     7   5   2   1   4  0      95   47 
 2008-04-06   @NYY   L   5     8   2   2   1   5  1      96   47 
 2008-03-31   @BAL   W   7     5   2   2   3   2  0      85   58 
 2007-09-14   @SEA  ND   8     4   1   1   2   5  0      99   73 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.BOS      1-2  30.1  22  11  11   7  31  4    3.26   59 
 2008-04-27    BOS   W   9     2   0   0   1   7  0      99   89 
 2007-08-13   @BOS   L   6     5   1   1   0   5  0     106   63 
 2007-07-28    BOS  ND   5     6   3   3   1   7  0      93   49 
 2006-08-04    BOS  ND   5.1   5   2   2   2   7  1     100   55 
 2006-07-06    BOS   L   5     4   5   5   3   5  3      91   41 
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   10-7    Road:    6-6    ExtrInn: 1-0 
 vsRHP:  12-8    vsLHP:   4-5    1-Run:   2-4 
 vsEast: 13-8    vsCntrl: 2-3    vsWest:  1-2  IL: 0-0 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 29 Fri, May  2  @BOS  L   3-7       16-13  2nd  1.0 gb
 28 Thu, May  1  @BAL  W   4-2       16-12  1st    Tied
 27 Wed, Apr 30  @BAL  W   8-1       15-12  2nd  1.0 gb
 26 Tue, Apr 29  @BAL  L   4-7       14-12  3rd  1.0 gb
 25 Sun, Apr 27   BOS  W   3-0       14-11  1st    Tied
 24 Sat, Apr 26   BOS  W   2-1       13-11  3rd  1.0 gb
 23 Fri, Apr 25   BOS  W   5-4 (11)  12-11  3rd  2.0 gb
 22 Thu, Apr 24   TOR  W   5-3       11-11  4th  3.0 gb
 21 Wed, Apr 23   TOR  W   5-3       10-11  4th  4.0 gb
 20 Tue, Apr 22   TOR  W   6-4        9-11  5th  5.0 gb
 Last 10: 8-2    Last 20:12-8    Last 30:16-13
Boston Red Sox, 18-13, 1st, 1 up

SP: Josh Beckett (28, RHP, 2-2, 4.10)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. TBR Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (2-2)             26.1  18  13  12   7  29  2    4.10      
 2007 (20-7)           200.2 189  76  73  40 194 17    3.27      
 2006 (16-11)          204.2 191 120 114  74 158 36    5.01      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         4-3  45.1  35  20  19  11  50  5    3.77   58 
 2008-04-27   @TBR   L   7     4   2   1   1  13  1     107   75 
 2008-04-17   @NYY   W   8     6   3   3   1   5  0     105   62 
 2008-04-12    NYY   W   6.2   5   3   3   1   5  0      88   56 
 2008-04-06   @TOR   L   4.2   3   5   5   4   6  1      92   40 
 2007-09-27    MIN   L   6    10   5   5   0   6  2      99   38 
 2007-09-21   @TBD   W   6     4   1   1   2   8  0     113   66 
 2007-09-15    NYY   W   7     3   1   1   2   7  1     108   72 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.TBR    Has never faced TBR.
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   12-5    Road:    6-8    ExtrInn: 1-1 
 vsRHP:  15-12   vsLHP:   3-1    1-Run:   7-2 
 vsEast:  6-9    vsCntrl: 4-1    vsWest:  8-3  IL: 0-0 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 31 Fri, May  2   TBR  W   7-3       18-13  1st  1.0 up
 30 Thu, May  1   TOR  L   0-3       17-13  1st    Tied
 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
 Last 10: 4-6    Last 20:13-7    Last 30:17-13
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Fri, May 02, 2008 BOS  7  TBR  3        W:Clay Buchholz (2-2), L: Edwin Jackson (2-3), S: none
Sun, Apr 27, 2008 TBR  3  BOS  0        W:James Shields (3-1), L: Josh Beckett (2-2), S: none
Sat, Apr 26, 2008 TBR  2  BOS  1        W:Scott Dohmann (2-0), L: Clay Buchholz (1-2), S: Troy Percival (5)
Fri, Apr 25, 2008 TBR  5  BOS  4 (11)   W:Scott Dohmann (1-0), L: Mike Timlin (2-2), S: none

Sun, Sep 23, 2007 TBD  5  BOS  4        W:Edwin Jackson (5-15), L: Tim Wakefield (16-12), S: Al Reyes (25)
Sat, Sep 22, 2007 BOS  8 @TBD  6        W:Eric Gagne (4-2), L: Al Reyes (2-4), S: Jonathan Papelbon (36)
Fri, Sep 21, 2007 BOS  8 @TBD  1        W:Josh Beckett (20-6), L: Scott Kazmir (13-9), S: none
Wed, Sep 12, 2007 BOS  5  TBD  4        W:Jonathan Papelbon (1-2), L: Al Reyes (2-3), S: none
Tue, Sep 11, 2007 BOS 16  TBD 10        W:Bryan Corey (1-0), L: Jon Switzer (0-1), S: none
Mon, Sep 10, 2007 TBD  1 @BOS  0        W:Scott Kazmir (12-8), L: Curt Schilling (8-7), S: Al Reyes (24)
Season Series: 2008 - TBR leads 3-1; 2007 - BOS won 13-5; 2006 - BOS won 10-9; All-Time - BOS leads 112-61

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  6.10

HOU  4.60

SDP  3.27

RA/G

STL  3.57

CHC  4.45

TEX  6.03

BA

  

  

  

OBP

  

  

  

SLG

  

  

  

OPS

  

  

  

ERA

C. Lee  .96

J. Lannan  3.74

C. Sabathia  7.88

K/9IP

E. Volquez  10.71

Z. Greinke  5.86

J. Garland  2.23

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Tampa Bay Rays Batters (4.72 RS/G) vs. Boston Red Sox Pitchers (4.39 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 19.Beckett
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
8.Bartlett G/S/vP 8/1.375 4/.250 5/.933 2/1.500 ··· 2/.000 2/1.000 1/.000 103/72 .240/.277/.271/.548 .767/.450 .697 90/.570 4/1 0/
41.Cannizaro G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· / /// / / / /
13.Crawford* G/S/vP 16/.626 ··· 5/2.300 5/1.000 2/.000 9/.708 6/.334 20/.513 133/88 .299/.323/.417/.741 .630/.799 .626 118/.756 8/1 2/
31.Gomes G/S/vP 12/.450 1/.000 8/.393 ··· ··· 6/1.133 7/1.286 13/1.231 70/40 .237/.343/.475/.817 .838/.799 .926 69/.831 2/1 3/
26.Gross* G/S/vP 3/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 2/.000 ··· 2/.000 77/74 .177/.312/.226/.537 .000/.562 .396 73/.552 2/0 0/
37.Haynes* G/S/vP 3/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/2.000 41/36 .263/.317/.263/.580 .400/.606 .516 32/.620 4/1 0/
32.Hinske* G/S/vP 9/.444 1/.000 1/.000 2/.000 1/.000 4/.750 1/5.000 15/1.067 94/71 .282/.404/.603/1.007 .524/1.163 1.305 85/.957 2/1 6/
1.Iwamura* G/S/vP 10/.650 ··· 8/.125 3/1.333 ··· 5/.000 3/.000 5/.650 131/88 .204/.292/.248/.540 .522/.549 .437 116/.508 2/1 1/
3.Longoria G/S/vP 3/1.666 1/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 76/53 .238/.355/.460/.816 .329/1.015 .443 76/.816 2/0 3/
30.Navarro# G/S/vP 8/.250 ··· 7/.286 2/1.000 1/.000 3/1.666 3/1.334 2/1.500 42/28 .359/.405/.410/.815 1.145/.777 .745 33/.824 0/2 0/
23.Pena* G/S/vP 9/.472 ··· 3/2.334 5/1.800 2/.500 4/1.833 2/.500 6/1.167 116/72 .212/.328/.404/.732 .923/.622 .656 102/.680 0/0 6/
9.Riggans G/S/vP 3/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 47/28 .233/.277/.395/.672 .563/.745 1.009 43/.615 0/0 2/
24.Ruggiano G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 14/3 .250/.357/.333/.690 .764/.333 .000 14/.690 0/0 0/
2.Upton G/S/vP 9/.777 ··· 5/1.800 1/.000 2/.000 4/.250 2/.000 10/.550 119/83 .297/.387/.446/.832 .822/.836 .798 105/.816 4/4 3/
IP 26.1 14.2 12.0 12.0 11.1 14.0 10.1 6.1 TOTAL .255/.333/.393/.725 .700/.738 .721 .709 28/14 29/17
ERA-K/9 4.10/9.9 3.07/8.0 6.00/9.0 3.75/5.2 0.79/8.8 1.93/13.5 5.23/4.4 12.79/2.9 4.17/7.3

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Navarro (9-3-0)
 Riggans (7-0-0)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 104/.189 67/.204 56/.292 55/.277 45/.179 51/.200 49/.325 35/.467 .243  Upton
 Hinske
 Gross
 Crawford
 Ruggiano
 Haynes
 Gomes
0/28/0/4
0/0/10/1
2/14/7/1
29/0/0/0
0/1/5/0
1/1/14/0
0/0/3/0
OPS .548 .663 .882 .768 .552 .556 .779 1.315 .724
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 58/.434 28/.643 19/.705 28/.643 14/.599 31/.592 22/1.101 17/1.529 .691
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 46/.695 39/.677 37/.983 27/.870 31/.527 20/.500 27/.515 18/1.071 .751
Home 25/.523 42/.734 29/.879 43/.781 30/.690 30/.400 21/1.038 19/1.471 .743
Last 28d days 104/.548 60/.668 41/.973 50/.779 36/.566 41/.488 49/.779 35/1.315
HR/SB/CS 2/2/0 0/2/0 2/1/0 1/0/1 1/0/0 1/0/0 0/3/0 2/2/0 29/27/5
Usage ·····X·· ·o·····X o·o··X·· Xo·····o o·X····· o·oo···· ········ ·o·····X
Boston Red Sox Batters (4.61 RS/G) vs. Tampa Bay Rays Pitchers (4.07 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 33.Shields
G/S/vB
24.Birkins*
G/S/vB
27.Dohmann
G/S/vB
39.Howell*
G/S/vB
57.Miller*
G/S/vB
40.Percival
G/S/vB
35.Wheeler
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
36.Cash G/S/vP ··· 2/.000 1/no AB 1/2.000 ··· ··· 1/2.000 38/29 .313/.395/.406/.801 1.127/.705 .741 36/.756 0/0 0/
10.Crisp# G/S/vP 10/.400 1/2.000 3/.333 7/.714 4/.000 5/.000 2/.500 66/55 .290/.308/.371/.679 1.255/.566 .858 53/.675 4/0 0/
7.Drew* G/S/vP 9/.555 ··· 2/1.000 4/1.500 8/1.571 ··· 7/.286 93/76 .269/.376/.410/.787 .828/.777 .655 85/.774 0/0 3/
46.Ellsbury* G/S/vP 4/.000 3/.333 1/no AB 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 97/85 .282/.406/.436/.842 .432/.906 1.109 86/.913 9/0 3/
25.Lowell G/S/vP 6/1.000 4/.833 6/1.000 1/2.000 1/.000 1/.000 12/.382 49/41 .222/.286/.289/.575 .542/.576 .728 27/.656 0/1 0/
12.Lowrie# G/S/vP 3/.000 ··· ··· 2/1.000 1/no AB ··· ··· 40/31 .286/.333/.371/.705 .929/.647 .755 40/.705 0/0 0/
23.Lugo G/S/vP 9/.944 5/1.850 2/1.500 3/.333 1/.000 ··· 2/.000 107/91 .293/.340/.333/.673 .579/.690 .774 93/.674 3/2 0/
44.Moss* G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 22/18 .286/.318/.571/.890 .833/.889 .896 14/.896 0/0 2/
34.Ortiz* G/S/vP 12/1.508 6/.733 7/.000 5/1.000 10/.300 13/.413 9/.708 128/109 .198/.305/.351/.656 .544/.676 .872 106/.677 0/0 5/
15.Pedroia G/S/vP 4/.500 4/.500 4/.917 2/1.000 1/.000 ··· 3/.000 141/121 .305/.345/.422/.767 .750/.770 .830 119/.818 3/0 1/
24.Ramirez G/S/vP 15/.600 2/.500 5/.200 5/.650 5/.933 17/.996 4/.750 126/112 .321/.397/.580/.977 .774/1.002 .924 104/1.027 1/0 6/
33.Varitek# G/S/vP 5/.400 2/.000 4/2.500 1/no AB 8/.625 6/.834 3/.666 83/71 .256/.301/.449/.750 .667/.765 .583 65/.750 0/0 3/
20.Youkilis G/S/vP 14/.071 2/.000 7/.143 4/1.250 2/.500 1/.000 2/.000 127/112 .287/.378/.444/.822 .908/.807 .742 105/.810 1/1 2/
IP 39.0 8.0 12.2 16.2 7.2 10.0 15.0 TOTAL .281/.355/.420/.775 .787/.772 .818 .792 21/4 25/17
ERA-K/9 2.54/6.5 1.13/5.6 3.55/6.4 3.24/8.1 2.35/8.2 0.00/8.1 1.20/4.2 3.75/5.9

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Cash (17-3-4)
 Varitek (10-2-0)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 158/.243 29/.167 54/.286 70/.230 34/.241 33/.063 53/.137 .240  Drew
 Moss
 Crisp
 Ramirez
 Ellsbury
 Lugo
0/0/22/3
0/0/6/2
0/19/0/1
28/0/0/1
8/15/4/1
1/0/0/0
OPS .636 .443 .721 .599 .594 .185 .347 .671
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 90/.708 12/.258 24/.568 27/.525 17/.307 20/.205 22/.141 .725
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 68/.542 17/.584 30/.844 43/.644 17/.871 13/.154 31/.484 .620
Road 75/.780 18/.347 19/.921 32/.426 12/.955 6/.000 26/.235 .702
Last 28d days 132/.648 29/.443 50/.782 70/.599 28/.607 33/.185 43/.430
HR/SB/CS 2/6/2 0/0/0 1/2/0 1/1/0 0/0/0 0/1/0 1/0/0 23/20/5
Usage ·····X·· X·oo···· ···X··oo ···X···X ······oX ·o····o· ·X·····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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