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Game Preview: KCR @ BOS, 7:05pm, Monday, May 19, 2008 @Fenway Park II

Kansas City Royals, 21-22, 3rd, 2 GB, 3½ GB in WC

SP: Luke Hochevar (24, RHP, 3-2, 3.94)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. BOS Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (3-2)             29.2  27  13  13  14  24  2    3.94      
 2007 (0-1)             12.2  11   4   3   4   5  1    2.13      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         3-3  32.2  30  15  15  16  25  2    4.13   51 
 2008-05-14    DET   W   6     4   0   0   3   5  0      96   66 
 2008-05-08    BAL   L   7     5   4   4   2   5  1     109   54 
 2008-05-03   @CLE   W   6     3   2   2   4   6  1      97   60 
 2008-04-26    TOR   W   6     6   1   1   2   3  0      99   57 
 2008-04-20   @OAK   L   4.2   9   6   6   3   5  0      96   24 
 2007-09-30    CLE   L   3     3   2   2   2   1  0      51   44 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.BOS    Has never faced BOS.
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   10-12   Road:   11-10   ExtrInn: 1-0 
 vsRHP:  12-15   vsLHP:   9-7    1-Run:   5-4 
 vsEast:  5-5    vsCntrl:10-7    vsWest:  4-9  IL: 2-1 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 43 Sun, May 18  @FLA  W   9-3       21-22  3rd  2.0 gb
 42 Sat, May 17  @FLA  L   3-7       20-22  4th  2.0 gb
 41 Fri, May 16  @FLA  W   7-6       20-21  4th  1.5 gb
 40 Thu, May 15   DET  W   8-4       19-21  4th  2.5 gb
 39 Wed, May 14   DET  W   2-0       18-21  4th  2.5 gb
 38 Tue, May 13   DET  W   3-2       17-21  4th  3.0 gb
 37 Sun, May 11   BAL  W   4-0       16-21  4th  3.5 gb
 36 Sat, May 10   BAL  L   5-6       15-21  4th  3.5 gb
 35 Fri, May  9   BAL  L   4-7       15-20  4th  3.5 gb
 34 Thu, May  8   BAL  L   1-4       15-19  4th  2.5 gb
 Last 10: 6-4    Last 20:11-9    Last 30:13-17
Boston Red Sox, 27-19, 1st, 1 up

SP: Jon Lester (24, LHP, 2-2, 3.95)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. KCR Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (2-2)             57    55  27  25  29  33  6    3.95      
 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         1-0  41    42  19  17  19  26  4    3.73   50 
 2008-05-14   @BAL  ND   6     5   2   2   2   4  0      86   56 
 2008-05-09   @MIN  ND   5.1   8   5   3   1   2  0      94   37 
 2008-05-04    TBR   W   6     4   1   1   3   5  1     112   62 
 2008-04-29    TOR  ND   8     1   0   0   4   6  0      97   82 
 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 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.KCR      1-1  13     7   4   4   7   9  0    2.77   61 
 2006-08-08   @KCR   L   5     6   4   4   3   5  0     105   41 
 2006-07-18    KCR   W   8     1   0   0   4   4  0     100   80 
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   17-5    Road:   10-14   ExtrInn: 1-1 
 vsRHP:  21-18   vsLHP:   6-1    1-Run:   8-6 
 vsEast:  8-11   vsCntrl: 8-5    vsWest:  8-3  IL: 3-0 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 46 Sun, May 18   MIL  W  11-7       27-19  1st  1.0 up
 45 Sat, May 17   MIL  W   7-6       26-19  1st    Tied
 44 Sat, May 17   MIL  W   5-3       25-19  1st    Tied
 43 Wed, May 14  @BAL  L   3-6       24-19  2nd  0.5 gb
 42 Tue, May 13  @BAL  L   4-5       24-18  2nd  0.5 gb
 41 Mon, May 12  @MIN  L   3-7       24-17  1st  0.5 up
 40 Sun, May 11  @MIN  L   8-9       24-16  1st  1.5 up
 39 Sat, May 10  @MIN  W   5-2       24-15  1st  2.5 up
 38 Fri, May  9  @MIN  L   6-7       23-15  1st  2.5 up
 37 Thu, May  8  @DET  W   5-1       23-14  1st  3.5 up
 Last 10: 5-5    Last 20:12-8    Last 30:18-12
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Wed, Jul 18, 2007 KCR  6 @BOS  5        W:Odalis Perez (5-8), L: Julian Tavarez (5-8), S: Octavio Dotel (10)
Tue, Jul 17, 2007 KCR  9 @BOS  3        W:Jimmy Gobble (4-1), L: Tim Wakefield (10-9), S: none
Mon, Jul 16, 2007 BOS  4  KCR  0        W:Kason Gabbard (3-0), L: Brian Bannister (5-6), S: none
Thu, Apr 05, 2007 BOS  4 @KCR  1        W:Daisuke Matsuzaka (1-0), L: Zack Greinke (0-1), S: Jonathan Papelbon (1)
Wed, Apr 04, 2007 BOS  7 @KCR  1        W:Josh Beckett (1-0), L: Odalis Perez (0-1), S: none
Mon, Apr 02, 2007 KCR  7  BOS  1        W:Gil Meche (1-0), L: Curt Schilling (0-1), S: none
Sun, Sep 10, 2006 BOS  9  KCR  3        W:Julian Tavarez (3-4), L: Mark Redman (9-9), S: none
Sat, Sep 09, 2006 KCR 10 @BOS  4 (12)   W:Joe Nelson (1-1), L: Craig Breslow (0-1), S: none
Fri, Sep 08, 2006 KCR 10 @BOS  9        W:Ambiorix Burgos (4-5), L: Mike Timlin (6-5), S: Joe Nelson (6)
Thu, Aug 10, 2006 KCR  5  BOS  4        W:Andrew Sisco (1-2), L: Curt Schilling (14-5), S: Ambiorix Burgos (18)
Season Series: 2008 -  0-0; 2007 - Tied 3-3; 2006 - KCR won 5-4; All-Time - KCR leads 205-195

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  5.80

CIN  4.45

SDP  3.33

RA/G

CLE  3.57

NYM  4.49

TEX  5.42

BA

L. Berkman  .399

  

R. Howard  .191

OBP

A. Pujols  .493

  

K. Greene  .253

SLG

L. Berkman  .804

  

O. Cabrera  .301

OPS

L. Berkman  1.280

  

K. Greene  .568

ERA

E. Volquez  1.33

S. Chacon  4.14

K. Rogers  6.65

K/9IP

C. Billingsley  10.44

C. Zambrano  6.27

J. Garland  2.01

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Kansas City Royals Batters (3.84 RS/G) vs. Boston Red Sox Pitchers (4.54 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 31.Lester*
G/S/vB
53.Aardsma
G/S/vB
17.Delcarmen
G/S/vB
56.Hansen
G/S/vB
48.Lopez*
G/S/vB
37.Okajima*
G/S/vB
58.Papelbon
G/S/vB
50.Timlin
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
16.Butler G/S/vP ··· 2/1.500 1/no AB ··· 1/no AB ··· ··· ··· 173/122 .279/.353/.370/.723 .943/.635 .781 94/.655 0/1 1/
13.Callaspo# G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 64/50 .298/.375/.351/.726 1.000/.642 1.033 40/.640 0/1 0/
9.DeJesus* G/S/vP 6/.000 1/2.000 3/.333 1/no AB 3/.667 1/.000 3/.000 4/.250 116/67 .279/.345/.394/.739 .725/.750 .759 100/.719 2/3 3/
2.Gathright* G/S/vP 3/.000 1/2.000 4/1.417 ··· 2/.500 ··· 4/.500 2/1.500 115/78 .236/.274/.264/.538 .490/.560 .441 49/.564 10/2 0/
3.German G/S/vP 3/.333 1/.000 2/1.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/4.000 ··· 33/13 .111/.194/.111/.305 .410/.154 .000 20/.336 2/1 0/
7.Gload* G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 1/.000 3/1.334 ··· ··· 5/.600 106/87 .263/.305/.303/.608 .474/.638 .573 48/.506 1/2 0/
4.Gordon* G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 2/.500 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 179/122 .286/.358/.441/.799 .553/.913 .741 102/.749 2/2 5/
15.Grudzielanek G/S/vP 6/.900 ··· 3/.333 2/.000 1/2.000 1/.000 3/1.000 8/2.125 143/101 .331/.387/.408/.795 .978/.725 .753 76/.913 1/1 0/
11.Guillen G/S/vP 6/.167 ··· 2/.000 1/.000 1/2.000 1/.000 1/no AB 10/.800 166/117 .245/.277/.440/.717 1.082/.567 .742 88/.900 0/0 5/
21.Olivo G/S/vP 3/.666 1/.000 ··· ··· 1/5.000 ··· 1/.000 2/3.000 85/51 .284/.318/.580/.898 1.186/.715 1.008 56/.924 1/0 5/
1.Pena G/S/vP ··· 2/2.000 ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 127/88 .174/.198/.223/.422 .534/.372 .365 75/.525 3/1 0/
24.Teahen* G/S/vP 6/.750 1/.000 1/2.000 ··· 2/.500 1/.000 2/1.000 5/.200 170/117 .268/.341/.373/.714 .484/.823 .751 89/.664 1/1 2/
12.Tupman* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/1 1.000/1.000/1.000/2.000 /2.000 2.000 1/2.000 0/0 0/
IP 57.0 21.0 17.0 6.1 16.2 19.1 20.2 11.0 TOTAL .264/.321/.373/.694 .750/.670 .703 .717 23/17 23/21
ERA-K/9 3.95/5.2 2.14/7.7 5.82/7.9 7.11/7.1 3.24/4.3 0.93/7.5 2.61/10.4 8.18/1.6 4.21/7.0

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Olivo (1-4-0)
 Tupman (0-0-0)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 245/.258 94/.200 78/.290 31/.250 72/.258 74/.191 80/.224 50/.378 .250  Guillen
 DeJesus
 Teahen
 Callaspo
 German
 Gload
 Gathright
13/0/20/3
11/18/2/2
20/0/21/2
2/0/0/0
2/0/0/0
1/0/0/0
0/32/0/0
OPS .746 .648 .842 .715 .702 .539 .599 1.083 .723
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 74/.678 39/.661 25/.697 12/1.144 36/.620 27/.454 43/.580 22/1.264 .700
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 171/.777 55/.638 53/.915 19/.440 36/.762 47/.589 37/.621 28/.926 .740
Home 131/.782 52/.745 42/.919 15/.800 48/.754 36/.684 42/.452 22/1.250 .751
Last 28d days 123/.695 45/.711 37/.978 31/.715 42/.685 49/.649 42/.583 26/.708
HR/SB/CS 6/3/0 0/2/0 2/1/0 1/0/0 1/0/2 2/0/1 2/2/0 3/2/0 44/34/9
Usage ····X··· ·X···X·X XX···X·· ·X··o·o· ·X··o·Xo ····X··· oo······ ·o····oX
Boston Red Sox Batters (5.20 RS/G) vs. Kansas City Royals Pitchers (4.30 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 44.Hochevar
G/S/vB
41.Gobble*
G/S/vB
32.Mahay*
G/S/vB
46.Nunez
G/S/vB
57.Peralta
G/S/vB
56.Ramirez
G/S/vB
48.Soria
G/S/vB
27.Yabuta
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
22.Casey* G/S/vP ··· 6/.833 2/.500 ··· 5/.600 1/.000 2/1.000 ··· 69/60 .355/.420/.468/.888 1.069/.861 .993 20/.926 0/0 0/
36.Cash G/S/vP ··· 3/.666 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 50/38 .341/.400/.432/.832 1.467/.639 .640 35/1.003 0/0 0/
13.Cora* G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 4/1.250 ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 25/21 .409/.480/.455/.935 1.417/.850 .650 20/.718 0/0 0/
10.Crisp# G/S/vP ··· 12/.550 5/.000 5/1.000 4/2.000 ··· 2/2.000 ··· 105/82 .299/.330/.454/.784 1.109/.698 .828 61/.825 6/0 2/
7.Drew* G/S/vP ··· 6/.500 4/3.000 2/.500 1/no AB 2/2.000 1/.000 ··· 144/118 .281/.389/.405/.794 .842/.783 .637 77/.689 1/1 3/
46.Ellsbury* G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 157/127 .275/.374/.382/.756 .644/.783 .971 99/.715 16/1 3/
25.Lowell G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 3/1.000 2/1.500 5/1.000 ··· 2/.500 ··· 115/94 .280/.322/.495/.817 .675/.842 .768 81/.944 0/1 5/
23.Lugo G/S/vP ··· 14/1.346 3/.666 3/1.667 5/1.000 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 144/119 .287/.357/.341/.698 .624/.713 .789 75/.786 6/2 0/
34.Ortiz* G/S/vP ··· 8/1.250 7/.714 3/1.167 5/1.200 ··· 1/.000 ··· 195/159 .250/.354/.482/.836 .556/.902 1.089 109/1.099 0/0 10/
15.Pedroia G/S/vP ··· 2/1.000 2/.000 2/1.000 1/2.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· 210/168 .307/.345/.411/.756 .651/.784 .871 120/.682 5/0 2/
24.Ramirez G/S/vP ··· 6/.500 5/.000 2/1.000 5/.000 ··· 1/no AB ··· 185/159 .305/.384/.537/.920 .819/.937 .870 102/.763 1/0 8/
33.Varitek# G/S/vP ··· 3/2.000 5/1.933 2/2.500 2/.000 ··· 2/.000 ··· 135/112 .281/.356/.471/.827 .863/.819 .803 71/.858 0/0 4/
20.Youkilis G/S/vP ··· 2/.000 2/2.000 2/1.000 6/.733 ··· 1/.000 ··· 191/164 .329/.398/.605/1.003 1.361/.952 .946 106/1.002 2/2 9/
IP 29.2 9.1 19.0 17.2 13.0 18.1 17.1 18.0 TOTAL .295/.366/.461/.827 .847/.822 .860 .837 37/7 49/27
ERA-K/9 3.94/7.3 3.86/11.6 2.84/8.5 1.53/6.6 6.23/9.7 1.96/10.8 1.04/10.4 6.50/6.5 4.27/6.9

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Cash (20-3-6)
 Varitek (14-6-0)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 128/.237 42/.243 83/.270 68/.169 55/.255 74/.209 62/.088 87/.325 .259  Drew
 Ramirez
 Crisp
 Ellsbury
 Youkilis
 Lugo
0/0/34/3
39/0/0/3
0/31/0/2
16/21/8/2
0/0/1/0
1/0/0/0
OPS .654 .688 .731 .461 .845 .538 .305 .961 .724
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 63/.801 22/.327 35/.952 30/.517 26/.829 36/.773 27/.388 40/.618 .739
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 65/.514 20/1.125 48/.571 38/.411 29/.857 38/.301 35/.241 47/1.249 .711
Road 50/.775 23/.517 50/.775 32/.305 15/.800 34/.716 36/.355 43/.819 .736
Last 28d days 102/.581 29/.802 38/.661 40/.580 48/.866 45/.424 39/.351 54/.998
HR/SB/CS 2/4/0 0/1/0 2/1/1 0/0/0 3/0/1 0/0/0 1/0/0 4/3/0 42/16/6
Usage ····X··· X·o····· ·oo·X··· ··X·oo·· ···o···· ··oo·X·· ··X·oo·o oo······

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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