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Game Preview: TBR @ BOS, 7:05pm, Wednesday, June 4, 2008 @Fenway Park II

Tampa Bay Rays, 35-23, 1st, ½ up

SP: Edwin Jackson (24, RHP, 3-4, 3.70)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. BOS Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (3-4)             65.2  63  27  27  32  47  5    3.70      
 2007 (5-15)           161   195 116 103  88 128 19    5.76      
 2006 (0-0)             36.1  42  27  22  25  27  2    5.45      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         1-2  42.1  45  15  15  19  29  3    3.19   52 
 2008-05-29    CHW   L   6    10   4   4   2   4  1     101   38 
 2008-05-24    BAL   W   5     4   3   3   5   2  1     100   44 
 2008-05-18   @STL  ND   5.1   6   1   1   4   7  0      96   55 
 2008-05-13    NYY  ND   7     5   0   0   1   5  0     111   71 
 2008-05-08   @TOR  ND   8     6   0   0   1   3  0     112   72 
 2008-05-02   @BOS   L   4     9   6   6   3   4  1      87   21 
 2008-04-26    BOS  ND   7     5   1   1   3   4  0     108   64 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.BOS      2-1  28.1  32  14  14  17  22  2    4.45   47 
 2008-05-02   @BOS   L   4     9   6   6   3   4  1      87   21 
 2008-04-26    BOS  ND   7     5   1   1   3   4  0     108   64 
 2007-09-23    BOS   W   5.1   5   3   3   3   5  0     105   48 
 2007-09-12   @BOS  ND   6     8   3   3   3   6  1     104   47 
 2007-08-22    BOS   W   6     5   1   1   5   3  0     103   56 
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   24-10   Road:   11-13   ExtrInn: 5-1 
 vsRHP:  26-15   vsLHP:   9-8    1-Run:   9-7 
 vsEast: 21-13   vsCntrl: 5-4    vsWest:  8-4  IL: 1-2 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 58 Tue, Jun  3  @BOS  L   4-7       35-23  1st  0.5 up
 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
 Last 10: 7-3    Last 20:13-7    Last 30:19-11
Boston Red Sox, 36-25, 2nd, ½ GB, 3 up in WC

SP: Josh Beckett (28, RHP, 5-4, 4.30)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. TBR Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (5-4)             67    59  33  32  14  75 11    4.30      
 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         3-3  47.2  45  22  21   8  59 10    3.97   58 
 2008-05-30   @BAL  ND   6     4   2   2   3  10  1     118   63 
 2008-05-24   @OAK   L   7     7   2   2   0   9  1     107   64 
 2008-05-18    MIL   W   7     6   6   6   1   9  4     107   49 
 2008-05-13   @BAL   L   5.2  11   5   5   2   5  1      97   30 
 2008-05-08   @DET   W   7     6   1   1   0   8  0     102   69 
 2008-05-03    TBR   W   8     7   4   4   1   5  2     100   56 
 2008-04-27   @TBR   L   7     4   2   1   1  13  1     107   75 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.TBR    Has never faced TBR.
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   22-5    Road:   14-20   ExtrInn: 2-1 
 vsRHP:  28-23   vsLHP:   8-2    1-Run:   9-8 
 vsEast: 12-12   vsCntrl:12-5    vsWest:  9-8  IL: 3-0 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 61 Tue, Jun  3   TBR  W   7-4       36-25  2nd  0.5 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
 Last 10: 5-5    Last 20:12-8    Last 30:18-12
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Tue, Jun 03, 2008 BOS  7  TBR  4        W:Justin Masterson (2-0), L: Matt Garza (4-2), S: Jonathan Papelbon (17)
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
Season Series: 2008 - BOS leads 4-3; 2007 - BOS won 13-5; 2006 - BOS won 10-9; All-Time - BOS leads 115-61

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  5.76

NYY  4.45

KCR  3.66

RA/G

TOR  3.55

KCR  4.64

TEX  5.68

BA

C. Jones  .409

J. Lugo  .275

R. Sexson  .199

OBP

C. Jones  .492

H. Pence  .342

K. Greene  .259

SLG

L. Berkman  .745

K. Fukudome  .433

J. Bartlett  .275

OPS

L. Berkman  1.213

M. Young  .775

J. Bartlett  .569

ERA

E. Volquez  1.46

C. Wang  4.14

J. Washburn  6.56

K/9IP

E. Volquez  10.99

Z. Greinke  6.22

J. Garland  2.58

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Tampa Bay Rays Batters (4.50 RS/G) vs. Boston Red Sox Pitchers (4.34 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
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 ··· ··· 1/2.000 ··· ··· ··· 36/18 .273/.333/.455/.788 .918/.653 .762 9/.556 0/1 1/
8.Bartlett G/S/vP 11/1.000 4/.250 6/1.167 1/.000 2/1.500 ··· 3/.000 1/.000 208/150 .243/.294/.275/.569 .754/.498 .628 94/.596 10/3 0/
13.Crawford* G/S/vP 20/.500 ··· 5/2.300 2/.000 5/1.000 3/.666 10/.633 20/.513 256/180 .275/.322/.382/.704 .608/.746 .602 109/.715 15/4 4/
15.Floyd* G/S/vP 24/1.049 1/.000 ··· ··· 3/.000 ··· ··· 2/5.000 74/71 .269/.338/.522/.860 .000/.899 .717 57/.758 0/0 5/
31.Gomes G/S/vP 12/.450 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 6/1.133 1/no AB ··· 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 2/.000 2/.000 131/118 .229/.344/.376/.720 .846/.700 .622 46/.872 2/1 3/
32.Hinske* G/S/vP 13/.539 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 2/.000 2/1.000 4/.750 15/1.067 171/135 .243/.327/.513/.841 .476/.935 .986 65/.570 4/1 10/
1.Iwamura* G/S/vP 14/1.012 ··· 10/.675 ··· 3/1.333 ··· 7/.000 5/.650 262/187 .272/.337/.366/.703 .614/.739 .699 117/.802 3/2 4/
3.Longoria G/S/vP 6/1.166 2/.000 1/.000 ··· 1/no AB 1/.000 ··· ··· 195/143 .237/.313/.426/.739 .479/.829 .626 107/.721 3/0 7/
30.Navarro# G/S/vP 11/.364 1/2.000 8/.250 1/.000 2/1.000 1/.000 5/1.000 2/1.500 139/111 .338/.377/.423/.800 .652/.854 .769 88/.807 0/2 1/
23.Pena* G/S/vP 13/.481 ··· 4/1.750 ··· 5/1.800 3/.333 4/1.833 6/1.167 243/161 .227/.333/.430/.763 .726/.781 .707 115/.815 0/0 11/
9.Riggans G/S/vP 3/.000 ··· 2/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 65/35 .250/.292/.433/.726 .637/.799 .815 15/.933 0/0 3/
2.Upton G/S/vP 9/.777 ··· 6/1.500 1/no AB 1/.000 3/.000 5/.200 10/.550 244/176 .308/.412/.443/.854 .856/.853 .840 117/.891 18/6 3/
IP 67.0 26.1 24.0 13.2 20.1 25.2 27.0 16.2 TOTAL .261/.334/.402/.736 .676/.760 .719 .751 63/23 56/24
ERA-K/9 4.30/10.1 2.73/7.9 4.50/6.8 5.27/7.9 3.10/5.8 2.10/7.4 2.00/11.3 6.48/3.8 4.03/7.3

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Navarro (17-7-1)
 Riggans (10-0-2)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 273/.231 115/.204 108/.271 60/.204 89/.273 104/.223 105/.220 77/.328 .245  Upton
 Gross
 Crawford
 Hinske
 Gomes
0/56/0/6
2/14/33/4
57/0/0/1
1/0/25/1
4/0/5/0
OPS .665 .654 .762 .635 .749 .599 .563 .929 .706
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 143/.636 50/.572 38/.632 24/.733 48/.696 40/.547 56/.575 34/1.160 .708
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 130/.697 65/.716 70/.836 36/.574 41/.802 64/.632 49/.548 43/.746 .705
Home 83/.756 58/.843 51/.821 28/.824 56/.727 41/.746 54/.426 27/1.148 .728
Last 28d days 138/.738 43/.640 49/.552 44/.550 34/.720 48/.655 47/.660 39/.613
HR/SB/CS 11/4/2 1/2/0 2/4/0 2/0/0 2/1/2 2/0/1 2/2/0 3/2/0 56/46/12
Usage ····X··· ···X···X X·X·X··X o·o·X··· ooo·o··· ·X·oX··X o··oo··· ····X··o
Boston Red Sox Batters (5.07 RS/G) vs. Tampa Bay Rays Pitchers (4.05 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 36.Jackson
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
22.Casey* G/S/vP 7/.286 ··· 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 ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/2.000 ··· ··· 1/2.000 62/48 .304/.355/.393/.748 1.238/.610 .624 20/.450 0/0 0/
13.Cora* G/S/vP 10/.777 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 17/.791 8/.625 9/.111 4/.250 7/.714 5/.000 5/.800 2/.500 144/115 .250/.291/.386/.677 .860/.632 .812 69/.677 7/1 2/
7.Drew* G/S/vP 15/1.200 4/.500 8/.946 2/.000 6/1.267 8/1.571 2/1.000 8/.250 188/159 .296/.394/.459/.853 .840/.854 .813 78/.941 1/1 6/
46.Ellsbury* G/S/vP 12/1.045 1/no AB 3/1.000 2/2.000 2/.000 3/1.667 1/3.000 1/.000 219/176 .284/.382/.410/.792 .714/.811 1.041 107/.770 28/3 4/
25.Lowell G/S/vP 16/.913 4/2.250 5/1.000 6/.666 2/2.500 1/.000 7/1.000 13/.349 177/145 .284/.328/.512/.840 1.078/.792 .890 109/.974 1/1 8/
23.Lugo G/S/vP 16/.517 5/1.467 10/.800 5/.650 4/.250 3/1.000 7/2.381 2/.000 192/160 .275/.356/.317/.673 .588/.691 .767 68/.647 6/3 0/
15.Pedroia G/S/vP 11/1.101 2/.000 5/.400 3/2.000 3/.666 2/.000 3/.000 3/.000 273/219 .276/.317/.388/.705 .730/.698 .807 112/.634 6/0 4/
24.Ramirez G/S/vP 7/.000 3/.833 7/.714 5/.000 6/.750 5/.933 9/.555 5/.600 247/209 .295/.372/.532/.904 .868/.911 .765 101/.777 1/0 12/
33.Varitek# G/S/vP 12/.258 4/.250 9/1.945 3/2.000 3/.667 8/.625 7/1.429 4/1.250 179/149 .269/.346/.456/.803 .898/.783 .922 83/.864 0/0 6/
20.Youkilis G/S/vP 14/.468 3/2.167 5/1.850 6/.167 5/1.467 2/.500 6/.333 3/1.666 241/206 .305/.373/.526/.899 1.178/.857 .891 96/.834 3/2 9/
IP 65.2 2.1 18.2 37.1 37.1 17.1 12.2 26.0 TOTAL .282/.355/.446/.801 .842/.792 .857 .801 53/11 67/36
ERA-K/9 3.70/6.4 0.00/15.7 4.34/5.3 4.82/5.1 3.38/8.0 3.63/7.8 3.55/9.2 2.08/6.2 3.68/6.6

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

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 282/.253 9/.143 88/.284 165/.269 153/.203 68/.220 51/.182 103/.163 .242  Drew
 Ramirez
 Crisp
 Ellsbury
 Youkilis
 Lugo
0/0/46/4
50/0/0/4
0/44/0/3
25/27/12/2
0/0/1/0
1/0/0/0
OPS .716 .508 .783 .816 .595 .585 .547 .569 .689
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 134/.789 3/1.333 42/.733 80/1.021 52/.595 35/.435 18/.748 39/.382 .699
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 148/.650 6/.167 46/.827 85/.627 101/.595 33/.739 33/.421 64/.674 .681
Road 105/.729 3/.333 18/.458 102/.906 67/.586 31/.967 19/.654 55/.656 .786
Last 28d days 133/.720 9/.508 41/.995 32/.894 72/.555 27/.439 28/.220 38/.835
HR/SB/CS 5/3/1 0/0/0 1/0/0 5/5/0 3/4/0 0/0/2 1/1/0 4/0/0 48/31/9
Usage ·····X·· o·Xo···· X······X ·····X·· ··XoX··X ···o···· ··ooX··· ···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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