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Game Preview: TBR @ BOS, 6:05pm, Thursday, June 5, 2008 @Fenway Park II

Tampa Bay Rays, 35-24, 2nd, ½ GB, 2½ up in WC

SP: James Shields (26, RHP, 4-3, 3.24)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. BOS Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (4-3)             80.2  76  37  29  17  58  7    3.24      
 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         2-2  50.2  42  19  18   9  37  5    3.20   59 
 2008-05-30    CHW  ND   6     7   1   1   1   6  1      99   59 
 2008-05-25    BAL  ND   8     8   4   3   1   3  1      92   54 
 2008-05-19   @OAK  ND   7.2   8   5   5   1   4  3     102   46 
 2008-05-14    NYY   L   7.1   6   2   2   2   6  0     102   62 
 2008-05-09    LAA   W   9     1   0   0   0   8  0      92   93 
 2008-05-03   @BOS   L   3.2  10   7   7   3   3  0      98   13 
 2008-04-27    BOS   W   9     2   0   0   1   7  0      99   89 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.BOS      1-2  29    28  13  13   7  29  1    4.03   54 
 2008-05-03   @BOS   L   3.2  10   7   7   3   3  0      98   13 
 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 
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   24-10   Road:   11-14   ExtrInn: 5-1 
 vsRHP:  26-16   vsLHP:   9-8    1-Run:   9-7 
 vsEast: 21-14   vsCntrl: 5-4    vsWest:  8-4  IL: 1-2 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 59 Wed, Jun  4  @BOS  L   1-5       35-24  2nd  0.5 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
 Last 10: 6-4    Last 20:12-8    Last 30:19-11
Boston Red Sox, 37-25, 1st, ½ up

SP: Jon Lester (24, LHP, 3-3, 3.67)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. TBR Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (3-3)             76    69  34  31  36  49  7    3.67      
 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         2-1  44.1  32  15  12  17  33  2    2.44   59 
 2008-05-31   @BAL  ND   5     7   3   3   3   4  1     103   42 
 2008-05-25   @OAK   L   5     7   4   3   2   3  0      94   40 
 2008-05-19    KCR   W   9     0   0   0   2   9  0     130   94 
 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 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.TBR    Has never faced TBR.
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   23-5    Road:   14-20   ExtrInn: 2-1 
 vsRHP:  29-23   vsLHP:   8-2    1-Run:   9-8 
 vsEast: 13-12   vsCntrl:12-5    vsWest:  9-8  IL: 3-0 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 62 Wed, Jun  4   TBR  W   5-1       37-25  1st  0.5 up
 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
 Last 10: 6-4    Last 20:13-7    Last 30:18-12
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Wed, Jun 04, 2008 BOS  5  TBR  1        W:Josh Beckett (6-4), L: Edwin Jackson (3-5), S: none
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)
Season Series: 2008 - BOS leads 5-3; 2007 - BOS won 13-5; 2006 - BOS won 10-9; All-Time - BOS leads 116-61

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  5.68

MIL  4.48

KCR  3.66

RA/G

TOR  3.57

NYY  4.63

TEX  5.84

BA

C. Jones  .409

F. Lewis  .273

R. Sexson  .200

OBP

C. Jones  .492

A. Gordon  .344

K. Greene  .255

SLG

L. Berkman  .741

E. Longoria  .436

J. Bartlett  .271

OPS

L. Berkman  1.209

C. Guzman  .778

J. Bartlett  .561

ERA

E. Volquez  1.32

O. Perez  4.09

N. Robertson  6.03

K/9IP

E. Volquez  10.92

Z. Greinke  6.22

J. Garland  2.58

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Tampa Bay Rays Batters (4.44 RS/G) vs. Boston Red Sox Pitchers (4.29 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.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 2/1.000 4/.250 7/.971 1/.000 2/1.500 ··· 3/.000 1/.000 211/153 .240/.290/.271/.561 .754/.487 .608 94/.596 10/3 0/
13.Crawford* G/S/vP 12/.583 ··· 5/2.300 2/.000 5/1.000 4/.500 10/.633 20/.513 260/183 .274/.320/.380/.700 .600/.744 .598 109/.715 15/4 4/
15.Floyd* G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 3/.000 ··· ··· 2/5.000 77/74 .271/.338/.514/.852 .000/.889 .712 60/.753 0/0 5/
31.Gomes G/S/vP 12/.878 1/.000 8/.393 2/.000 ··· 2/.000 6/1.133 13/1.231 104/47 .213/.317/.404/.722 .765/.669 .792 30/.563 5/1 4/
26.Gross* G/S/vP ··· 1/no AB 1/.000 2/.000 1/.000 ··· 2/.000 2/.000 135/122 .221/.333/.363/.696 .846/.674 .585 47/.852 2/1 3/
32.Hinske* G/S/vP 3/.000 1/.000 2/.000 1/.000 2/.000 2/1.000 4/.750 15/1.067 175/139 .250/.331/.519/.851 .476/.945 1.000 66/.639 5/1 10/
1.Iwamura* G/S/vP 15/1.012 ··· 10/.675 ··· 3/1.333 1/2.000 7/.000 5/.650 266/190 .276/.340/.368/.708 .633/.738 .709 117/.820 3/2 4/
3.Longoria G/S/vP 3/.666 2/.000 1/.000 1/no AB 1/no AB 1/.000 ··· ··· 199/147 .244/.322/.436/.758 .479/.852 .678 108/.778 3/0 7/
30.Navarro# G/S/vP 4/.500 1/2.000 8/.250 2/.000 2/1.000 1/.000 5/1.000 2/1.500 143/115 .328/.366/.410/.777 .652/.823 .725 89/.774 0/2 1/
9.Riggans G/S/vP 2/.500 ··· 2/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 65/35 .250/.292/.433/.726 .637/.799 .815 15/.933 0/0 3/
24.Ruggiano G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· 14/3 .250/.357/.333/.690 .764/.333 .000 0/ 0/0 0/
2.Upton G/S/vP 15/.938 ··· 6/1.500 1/no AB 1/.000 4/.000 5/.200 10/.550 248/179 .302/.405/.434/.839 .842/.837 .805 117/.848 18/6 3/
IP 76.0 26.1 25.0 14.2 20.1 26.2 27.0 16.2 TOTAL .261/.333/.400/.733 .675/.755 .713 .758 64/23 56/25
ERA-K/9 3.67/5.8 2.73/7.9 4.32/7.6 4.91/7.3 3.10/5.8 2.03/7.8 2.00/11.3 6.48/3.8 3.98/7.4

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Navarro (19-8-1)
 Riggans (10-0-2)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 323/.243 115/.204 111/.263 64/.193 89/.273 108/.224 105/.220 77/.328 .245  Upton
 Gross
 Crawford
 Hinske
 Gomes
 Ruggiano
0/57/0/7
2/14/34/4
58/0/0/1
1/0/25/1
4/0/5/0
0/2/5/0
OPS .698 .654 .740 .615 .749 .595 .563 .929 .704
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 98/.680 50/.572 40/.599 27/.644 48/.696 42/.570 56/.575 34/1.160 .704
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 225/.706 65/.716 71/.823 37/.594 41/.802 66/.612 49/.548 43/.746 .703
Home 160/.648 58/.843 54/.773 32/.764 56/.727 45/.721 54/.426 27/1.148 .722
Last 28d days 126/.604 38/.660 52/.519 48/.529 31/.795 48/.612 42/.626 39/.613
HR/SB/CS 7/3/0 1/2/0 2/4/0 2/0/0 2/1/2 2/0/1 2/2/0 3/2/0 56/47/12
Usage ····X··· ····X··· XX·X·X·· oo·o·X·· ·ooo·o·· X·X·oX·· ·o··oo·· ·····X··
Boston Red Sox Batters (5.06 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
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 3/.666 ··· 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 6/.900 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 10/.400 8/.625 9/.111 6/.750 7/.714 5/.000 5/.800 2/.500 148/119 .261/.303/.396/.699 .860/.660 .859 73/.722 8/2 2/
7.Drew* G/S/vP 11/.637 4/.500 8/.946 3/.666 6/1.267 8/1.571 2/1.000 8/.250 192/163 .302/.401/.469/.870 .840/.875 .855 77/.961 2/1 6/
46.Ellsbury* G/S/vP 7/.453 1/no AB 3/1.000 3/2.000 2/.000 4/1.167 1/3.000 1/.000 224/180 .287/.383/.410/.792 .696/.816 1.027 107/.770 28/3 4/
25.Lowell G/S/vP 9/.666 4/2.250 5/1.000 7/.858 2/2.500 1/.000 7/1.000 13/.349 181/149 .283/.326/.506/.832 1.078/.784 .862 108/.904 1/1 8/
23.Lugo G/S/vP 11/1.055 5/1.467 10/.800 7/.453 4/.250 3/1.000 7/2.381 2/.000 196/164 .271/.354/.312/.666 .588/.681 .747 68/.575 6/3 0/
15.Pedroia G/S/vP 7/1.285 2/.000 5/.400 4/1.250 3/.666 2/.000 3/.000 3/.000 277/223 .273/.316/.383/.700 .730/.692 .792 115/.610 6/0 4/
24.Ramirez G/S/vP 18/.611 3/.833 7/.714 6/.167 6/.750 5/.933 9/.555 5/.600 251/213 .296/.375/.529/.904 .868/.910 .768 100/.807 1/0 12/
33.Varitek# G/S/vP 7/.286 4/.250 9/1.945 5/1.200 3/.667 8/.625 7/1.429 4/1.250 183/153 .268/.344/.451/.795 .898/.775 .897 82/.883 0/0 6/
20.Youkilis G/S/vP 17/.176 3/2.167 5/1.850 7/.453 5/1.467 2/.500 6/.333 3/1.666 245/210 .309/.376/.525/.901 1.178/.860 .895 95/.777 3/2 9/
IP 80.2 2.1 18.2 40.0 37.1 17.2 12.2 26.0 TOTAL .283/.356/.445/.801 .840/.793 .856 .790 55/12 67/36
ERA-K/9 3.24/6.5 0.00/15.7 4.34/5.3 4.73/5.2 3.38/8.0 3.57/7.6 3.55/9.2 2.08/6.2 3.71/6.6

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Cash (23-5-8)
 Varitek (24-7-1)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 326/.251 9/.143 88/.284 177/.284 153/.203 69/.217 51/.182 103/.163 .244  Drew
 Ramirez
 Crisp
 Ellsbury
 Youkilis
 Lugo
0/0/47/4
50/0/0/4
0/45/0/3
26/27/12/2
0/0/1/0
1/0/0/0
OPS .680 .508 .783 .834 .595 .575 .547 .569 .691
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 170/.663 3/1.333 42/.733 86/1.038 52/.595 36/.422 18/.748 39/.382 .706
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 156/.698 6/.167 46/.827 91/.644 101/.595 33/.739 33/.421 64/.674 .680
Road 131/.882 3/.333 18/.458 114/.925 67/.586 32/.933 19/.654 55/.656 .787
Last 28d days 144/.643 9/.508 41/.995 40/.885 72/.555 25/.297 28/.220 38/.835
HR/SB/CS 7/6/2 0/0/0 1/0/0 5/7/1 3/4/0 0/0/2 1/1/0 4/0/0 48/33/10
Usage ·····X·· ·o·Xo··· ·X······ X·····X· ···XoX·· o···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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