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Game Preview: TBR @ BOS, 7:05pm, Tuesday, June 3, 2008 @Fenway Park II

Tampa Bay Rays, 35-22, 1st, 1½ up

SP: Matt Garza (24, RHP, 4-1, 3.78)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. BOS Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (4-1)             52.1  49  23  22  22  29  4    3.78      
 2007 (5-7)             83    96  44  34  32  67  8    3.69      
 2006 (3-6)             50    62  33  32  23  38  6    5.76      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         4-1  44.1  37  15  14  17  24  2    2.84   55 
 2008-05-28    TEX   W   8     4   2   2   2  10  0     114   74 
 2008-05-23    BAL   W   7.1   4   0   0   4   4  0     101   70 
 2008-05-17   @STL  ND   4.1  10   7   6   2   1  1      85   16 
 2008-05-12    NYY   W   7     5   0   0   1   3  0     108   69 
 2008-05-07   @TOR   L   6.2   6   1   1   3   2  0     106   57 
 2008-05-01   @BAL   W   6     3   2   2   2   3  1      98   59 
 2008-04-25    BOS  ND   5     5   3   3   3   1  0      84   43 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.BOS      2-0  15.2  14   7   6   9  10  0    3.45   50 
 2008-04-25    BOS  ND   5     5   3   3   3   1  0      84   43 
 2007-09-30   @BOS   W   5     4   1   0   3   5  0     109   59 
 2006-09-19   @BOS   W   5.2   5   3   3   3   4  0      93   48 
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   24-10   Road:   11-12   ExtrInn: 5-1 
 vsRHP:  26-14   vsLHP:   9-8    1-Run:   9-7 
 vsEast: 21-12   vsCntrl: 5-4    vsWest:  8-4  IL: 1-2 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 57 Sun, Jun  1   CHW  W   4-3 (10)  35-22  1st  1.0 up
 56 Sat, May 31   CHW  W   2-0       34-22  1st  1.0 up
 55 Fri, May 30   CHW  W   2-1       33-22  1st  1.0 up
 54 Thu, May 29   CHW  L   1-5       32-22  1st  1.0 up
 53 Wed, May 28   TEX  W   5-3       32-21  1st  1.5 up
 52 Tue, May 27   TEX  L   6-12      31-21  1st  0.5 up
 51 Mon, May 26   TEX  W   7-3       31-20  1st  0.5 up
 50 Sun, May 25   BAL  W   5-4       30-20  1st  0.5 up
 49 Sat, May 24   BAL  W  11-4       29-20  2nd  0.5 gb
 48 Fri, May 23   BAL  W   2-0       28-20  2nd  1.5 gb
 Last 10: 8-2    Last 20:14-6    Last 30:20-10
Boston Red Sox, 35-25, 2nd, 1½ GB, 3 up in WC

SP: Justin Masterson (23, RHP, 1-0, 1.46)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. TBR Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (1-0)             12.1   5   2   2   7   9  1    1.46      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         1-0  12.1   5   2   2   7   9  1    1.46   65 
 2008-05-20    KCR   W   6.1   3   1   1   3   5  0      91   65 
 2008-04-24    LAA  ND   6     2   1   1   4   4  1      95   64 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.TBR    Has never faced TBR.
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   21-5    Road:   14-20   ExtrInn: 2-1 
 vsRHP:  27-23   vsLHP:   8-2    1-Run:   9-8 
 vsEast: 11-12   vsCntrl:12-5    vsWest:  9-8  IL: 3-0 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 60 Mon, Jun  2  @BAL  L   3-6       35-25  2nd  1.5 gb
 59 Sun, Jun  1  @BAL  W   9-4       35-24  2nd  1.0 gb
 58 Sat, May 31  @BAL  W   6-3       34-24  2nd  1.0 gb
 57 Fri, May 30  @BAL  W   5-2 (13)  33-24  2nd  1.0 gb
 56 Wed, May 28  @SEA  L   0-1       32-24  2nd  1.5 gb
 55 Tue, May 27  @SEA  L   3-4       32-23  2nd  0.5 gb
 54 Mon, May 26  @SEA  W   5-3       32-22  2nd  0.5 gb
 53 Sun, May 25  @OAK  L   3-6       31-22  2nd  0.5 gb
 52 Sat, May 24  @OAK  L   0-3       31-21  1st  0.5 up
 51 Fri, May 23  @OAK  L   3-8       31-20  1st  1.5 up
 Last 10: 4-6    Last 20:11-9    Last 30:18-12
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Sun, May 04, 2008 BOS  7  TBR  3        W:Jon Lester (2-2), L: Scott Kazmir (0-1), S: Jonathan Papelbon (9)
Sat, May 03, 2008 BOS 12  TBR  4        W:Josh Beckett (3-2), L: James Shields (3-2), S: none
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
Season Series: 2008 - Tied 3-3; 2007 - BOS won 13-5; 2006 - BOS won 10-9; All-Time - BOS leads 114-61

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  5.71

TBR  4.51

KCR  3.63

RA/G

TOR  3.56

MIL  4.57

TEX  5.66

BA

C. Jones  .407

T. Hunter  .275

N. Swisher  .201

OBP

C. Jones  .492

R. Winn  .341

K. Greene  .255

SLG

L. Berkman  .750

J. Thome  .430

J. Bartlett  .281

OPS

L. Berkman  1.219

A. Gordon  .776

K. Johjima  .566

ERA

E. Volquez  1.46

C. Wang  4.14

J. Washburn  6.56

K/9IP

E. Volquez  10.99

S. Chacon  6.36

J. Garland  2.58

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Tampa Bay Rays Batters (4.51 RS/G) vs. Boston Red Sox Pitchers (4.35 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS
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.Aybar# G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 35/18 .250/.314/.438/.752 .853/.653 .691 8/.375 0/1 1/
8.Bartlett G/S/vP ··· 4/.250 6/1.167 ··· 2/1.500 ··· 3/.000 1/.000 204/146 .249/.300/.281/.581 .754/.512 .658 94/.619 10/3 0/
13.Crawford* G/S/vP ··· ··· 5/2.300 1/.000 5/1.000 3/.666 10/.633 20/.513 255/179 .276/.323/.384/.706 .608/.750 .608 113/.704 15/4 4/
15.Floyd* G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 3/.000 ··· ··· 2/5.000 71/68 .281/.352/.547/.899 .000/.941 .794 54/.803 0/0 5/
31.Gomes G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 8/.393 2/.000 ··· 1/.000 6/1.133 13/1.231 103/47 .216/.320/.409/.729 .780/.669 .811 29/.584 5/1 4/
26.Gross* G/S/vP ··· 1/no AB ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 2/.000 2/.000 127/114 .229/.346/.381/.727 .846/.707 .631 46/.906 2/1 3/
32.Hinske* G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 2/.000 2/1.000 4/.750 15/1.067 168/132 .247/.327/.520/.847 .476/.945 1.007 66/.665 4/1 10/
1.Iwamura* G/S/vP ··· ··· 9/.597 ··· 3/1.333 ··· 6/.000 5/.650 257/182 .272/.332/.353/.685 .614/.715 .656 117/.777 3/2 3/
3.Longoria G/S/vP ··· 2/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 191/140 .241/.314/.434/.748 .464/.848 .644 107/.721 3/0 7/
30.Navarro# G/S/vP ··· 1/2.000 7/.286 1/.000 2/1.000 1/.000 4/1.250 2/1.500 134/106 .352/.391/.440/.831 .652/.895 .832 87/.841 0/2 1/
23.Pena* G/S/vP ··· ··· 3/2.334 ··· 5/1.800 3/.333 4/1.833 6/1.167 239/157 .221/.326/.407/.733 .726/.737 .637 115/.722 0/0 10/
9.Riggans G/S/vP ··· ··· 2/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 65/35 .250/.292/.433/.726 .637/.799 .815 15/.933 0/0 3/
2.Upton G/S/vP ··· ··· 5/1.800 1/no AB 1/.000 3/.000 4/.250 10/.550 239/171 .306/.412/.439/.851 .856/.848 .830 116/.889 17/6 3/
IP 12.1 26.1 23.0 12.2 20.1 25.2 26.0 16.2 TOTAL .262/.334/.401/.736 .673/.761 .718 .750 62/23 54/23
ERA-K/9 1.46/6.6 2.73/7.9 4.70/6.7 5.68/7.8 3.10/5.8 2.10/7.4 2.08/11.1 6.48/3.8 4.03/7.3

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Navarro (16-7-1)
 Riggans (10-0-2)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 47/.128 115/.204 104/.280 57/.216 87/.263 104/.223 102/.227 77/.328 .245  Upton
 Gross
 Crawford
 Hinske
 Gomes
0/55/0/6
2/14/32/4
56/0/0/1
0/0/25/1
4/0/5/0
OPS .533 .654 .780 .671 .726 .599 .580 .929 .705
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 26/.632 50/.572 35/.649 22/.808 48/.696 40/.547 54/.597 34/1.160 .704
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 21/.413 65/.716 69/.849 35/.590 39/.754 64/.632 48/.560 43/.746 .706
Home 47/.533 58/.843 47/.862 25/.929 54/.689 41/.746 51/.451 27/1.148 .727
Last 28d days 24/.542 43/.640 45/.575 41/.593 32/.657 48/.655 44/.708 42/.617
HR/SB/CS 1/1/0 1/2/0 2/4/0 2/0/0 2/1/2 2/0/1 2/2/0 3/2/0 54/45/12
Usage ··X···X· ·X·X··X· ·o·X···· oo·o···· X·oX··XX ··oo···X ···X··o·
Boston Red Sox Batters (5.03 RS/G) vs. Tampa Bay Rays Pitchers (4.00 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 22.Garza
G/S/vB
50.Balfour
G/S/vB
47.Glover
G/S/vB
49.Hammel
G/S/vB
39.Howell*
G/S/vB
57.Miller*
G/S/vB
28.Reyes
G/S/vB
35.Wheeler
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
55.Bailey G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 6/2 .000/.500/.000/.500 .250/ 6/.500 0/0 0/
22.Casey* G/S/vP 10/.425 ··· 5/1.600 3/.666 2/1.000 7/.629 4/.250 4/.750 82/69 .351/.415/.446/.861 .724/.886 .993 23/.800 0/0 0/
36.Cash G/S/vP 2/1.500 ··· ··· ··· 1/2.000 ··· ··· 1/2.000 62/48 .304/.355/.393/.748 1.238/.610 .624 24/.667 0/0 0/
13.Cora* G/S/vP ··· 2/.000 4/.000 4/1.500 2/1.000 3/1.167 2/.500 2/2.500 38/33 .303/.395/.333/.728 1.550/.609 .650 33/.570 0/0 0/
10.Crisp# G/S/vP 5/.200 8/.625 8/.125 4/.250 7/.714 5/.000 5/.800 2/.500 140/111 .250/.292/.383/.675 .860/.628 .817 70/.631 7/1 2/
7.Drew* G/S/vP 2/.500 4/.500 7/1.096 2/.000 6/1.267 8/1.571 2/1.000 8/.250 184/155 .288/.386/.429/.815 .840/.810 .718 78/.832 1/1 5/
46.Ellsbury* G/S/vP 5/.800 ··· 3/1.000 2/2.000 2/.000 3/1.667 1/3.000 1/.000 215/172 .287/.385/.414/.799 .714/.820 1.067 103/.784 27/3 4/
25.Lowell G/S/vP 6/.334 4/2.250 4/1.250 6/.666 2/2.500 1/.000 7/1.000 13/.349 173/141 .285/.329/.500/.829 1.078/.779 .859 110/.930 1/1 7/
23.Lugo G/S/vP 4/.833 4/1.417 10/.800 5/.650 4/.250 3/1.000 7/2.381 2/.000 189/157 .279/.356/.321/.678 .588/.696 .778 69/.669 6/3 0/
34.Ortiz* G/S/vP 9/.111 2/1.000 15/1.783 8/1.625 6/.834 11/.273 8/1.300 9/.708 246/197 .252/.354/.486/.839 .597/.901 .997 108/.978 0/0 13/
15.Pedroia G/S/vP 6/.500 1/.000 5/.400 3/2.000 3/.666 2/.000 3/.000 3/.000 269/215 .279/.318/.393/.711 .730/.706 .824 113/.616 6/0 4/
24.Ramirez G/S/vP 6/1.833 3/.833 6/.834 5/.000 6/.750 5/.933 9/.555 5/.600 243/205 .296/.374/.537/.912 .868/.920 .777 102/.843 1/0 12/
33.Varitek# G/S/vP 2/.500 4/.250 8/2.275 3/2.000 3/.667 8/.625 7/1.429 4/1.250 175/145 .269/.349/.462/.810 .898/.792 .950 79/.885 0/0 6/
20.Youkilis G/S/vP 6/.334 3/2.167 4/1.833 6/.167 5/1.467 2/.500 6/.333 3/1.666 237/202 .305/.371/.529/.900 1.178/.857 .893 96/.877 3/2 9/
IP 52.1 1.2 16.2 37.1 37.1 17.1 12.2 26.0 TOTAL .283/.355/.445/.800 .842/.791 .857 .804 52/11 65/36
ERA-K/9 3.78/5.0 0.00/15.9 4.86/5.4 4.82/5.1 3.38/8.0 3.63/7.8 3.55/9.2 2.08/6.2 3.65/6.6

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Cash (23-5-8)
 Varitek (22-7-1)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 222/.247 6/.167 82/.294 165/.269 153/.203 68/.220 51/.182 103/.163 .242  Ramirez
 Drew
 Crisp
 Ellsbury
 Bailey
 Youkilis
 Lugo
50/0/0/4
0/0/45/4
0/43/0/3
24/27/12/2
1/0/0/0
0/0/1/0
1/0/0/0
OPS .673 .500 .819 .816 .595 .585 .547 .569 .687
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 114/.617 2/1.500 39/.796 80/1.021 52/.595 35/.435 18/.748 39/.382 .693
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 108/.730 4/.000 43/.840 85/.627 101/.595 33/.739 33/.421 64/.674 .681
Road 98/.796 / 12/.523 102/.906 67/.586 31/.967 19/.654 55/.656 .783
Last 28d days 137/.613 6/.500 35/1.119 32/.894 72/.555 27/.439 28/.220 45/.722
HR/SB/CS 4/0/0 0/0/0 1/0/0 5/5/0 3/4/0 0/0/2 1/1/0 4/0/0 46/30/9
Usage ·····X·· ·Xo····· ······Xo ····X··· ·XoX··X· ··o····o ·ooX···X ··oX·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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