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Game Preview: BAL @ BOS, 6:05pm, Thursday, June 12, 2008 @Fenway Park II

Baltimore Orioles, 32-32, 3rd, 7 GB, 5 GB in WC

SP: Jeremy Guthrie (29, RHP, 3-6, 3.40)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. BOS Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (3-6)             90    84  38  34  24  59 11    3.40      
 2007 (7-5)            175.1 165  78  72  47 123 23    3.70      
 2006 (0-0)             19.1  24  15  15  15  14  2    6.98      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         2-3  45.2  42  15  14  11  33  4    2.76   57 
 2008-06-07   @TOR   W   7     6   1   1   0   6  0      91   67 
 2008-06-02    BOS  ND   6.1   8   2   2   1   5  1     120   53 
 2008-05-28    NYY   L   7     6   3   3   0   4  1     104   57 
 2008-05-23   @TBR   L   6.2   4   1   1   3   5  0     114   64 
 2008-05-18    WSN   L   7     5   1   1   3   0  1      99   60 
 2008-05-13    BOS   W   6     8   3   2   1   7  0     115   52 
 2008-05-07   @OAK  ND   5.2   5   4   4   3   6  1     106   46 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.BOS      1-0  31    35  11   9  10  22  3    2.61   53 
 2008-06-02    BOS  ND   6.1   8   2   2   1   5  1     120   53 
 2008-05-13    BOS   W   6     8   3   2   1   7  0     115   52 
 2007-09-09    BOS  ND   5     7   2   2   2   5  0     105   48 
 2007-08-02   @BOS  ND   5.1   9   3   3   4   3  2     105   37 
 2007-05-13   @BOS  ND   8.1   3   1   0   2   2  0      91   75 
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   17-11   Road:   15-21   ExtrInn: 2-3 
 vsRHP:  27-23   vsLHP:   5-9    1-Run:  14-9 
 vsEast: 15-18   vsCntrl: 7-5    vsWest:  8-8  IL: 2-1 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 65 Wed, Jun 11  @BOS  L   3-6       32-32  3rd  7.0 gb
 64 Tue, Jun 10  @BOS  W  10-6       32-31  3rd  6.0 gb
 63 Sun, Jun  8  @TOR  L   4-5       31-31  5th  7.0 gb
 62 Sat, Jun  7  @TOR  W   9-5       31-30  3rd  6.0 gb
 61 Fri, Jun  6  @TOR  W   6-5       30-30  4th  6.0 gb
 60 Thu, Jun  5  @MIN  W   3-2       29-30  5th  7.0 gb
 59 Wed, Jun  4  @MIN  L   5-7       28-30  5th  7.0 gb
 58 Tue, Jun  3  @MIN  W   5-3       28-29  4th  6.5 gb
 57 Mon, Jun  2   BOS  W   6-3       27-29  5th  7.5 gb
 56 Sun, Jun  1   BOS  L   4-9       26-29  5th  8.0 gb
 Last 10: 6-4    Last 20: 8-12   Last 30:16-14
Boston Red Sox, 41-27, 1st, 2 up

SP: Jon Lester (24, LHP, 4-3, 3.50)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. BAL Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (4-3)             82.1  77  35  32  36  54  7    3.50      
 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         3-1  42.2  39  16  13  13  32  2    2.74   56 
 2008-06-05    TBR   W   6.1   8   1   1   0   5  0     109   58 
 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 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.BAL      3-0  29    31  11  11  13  16  3    3.41   50 
 2008-05-31   @BAL  ND   5     7   3   3   3   4  1     103   42 
 2008-05-14   @BAL  ND   6     5   2   2   2   4  0      86   56 
 2007-09-07   @BAL   W   7     4   0   0   2   4  0      99   71 
 2007-09-02    BAL   W   6     6   2   2   4   1  1      90   49 
 2006-08-13    BAL   W   5     9   4   4   2   3  1     102   34 
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   27-7    Road:   14-20   ExtrInn: 2-1 
 vsRHP:  31-25   vsLHP:  10-2    1-Run:  10-8 
 vsEast: 15-13   vsCntrl:12-5    vsWest: 11-9  IL: 3-0 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 68 Wed, Jun 11   BAL  W   6-3       41-27  1st  2.0 up
 67 Tue, Jun 10   BAL  L   6-10      40-27  1st  1.0 up
 66 Sun, Jun  8   SEA  W   2-1       40-26  1st  1.5 up
 65 Sat, Jun  7   SEA  W  11-3       39-26  1st  0.5 up
 64 Fri, Jun  6   SEA  L   0-8       38-26  1st  0.5 up
 63 Thu, Jun  5   TBR  W   7-1       38-25  1st  1.5 up
 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
 Last 10: 7-3    Last 20:12-8    Last 30:18-12
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Wed, Jun 11, 2008 BOS  6  BAL  3        W:Bartolo Colon (4-1), L: Garrett Olson (5-2), S: Jonathan Papelbon (19)
Tue, Jun 10, 2008 BAL 10 @BOS  6        W:Dennis Sarfate (4-1), L: Hideki Okajima (1-2), S: none
Mon, Jun 02, 2008 BAL  6  BOS  3        W:Jim Johnson (1-2), L: Hideki Okajima (1-1), S: George Sherrill (18)
Sun, Jun 01, 2008 BOS  9 @BAL  4        W:Bartolo Colon (3-0), L: Brian Burres (4-5), S: none
Sat, May 31, 2008 BOS  6 @BAL  3        W:David Aardsma (2-1), L: Lance Cormier (0-2), S: Jonathan Papelbon (16)
Fri, May 30, 2008 BOS  5 @BAL  2 (13)   W:Mike Timlin (3-3), L: Chad Bradford (2-2), S: Jonathan Papelbon (15)
Wed, May 14, 2008 BAL  6  BOS  3        W:Daniel Cabrera (4-1), L: Craig Hansen (0-2), S: George Sherrill (15)
Tue, May 13, 2008 BAL  5  BOS  4        W:Jeremy Guthrie (2-3), L: Josh Beckett (4-3), S: George Sherrill (14)

Sun, Sep 09, 2007 BOS  3 @BAL  2        W:Josh Beckett (18-6), L: Chad Bradford (3-7), S: Jonathan Papelbon (35)
Sat, Sep 08, 2007 BAL 11  BOS  5        W:Jon Leicester (1-1), L: Daisuke Matsuzaka (14-12), S: none
Season Series: 2008 - Tied 4-4; 2007 - BOS won 12-6; 2006 - BOS won 15-3; All-Time - BOS leads 1108-915

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

TEX  5.64

TBR  4.53

WSN  3.63

RA/G

TOR  3.71

SDP  4.55

TEX  5.82

BA

C. Jones  .419

K. Matsui  .277

A. Cabrera  .184

OBP

C. Jones  .504

B. Molina  .348

R. Hernandez  .254

SLG

L. Berkman  .735

J. Castillo  .441

A. Cabrera  .247

OPS

L. Berkman  1.194

J. Upton  .798

A. Cabrera  .529

ERA

E. Volquez  1.56

D. Lowe  4.15

B. Bonser  6.19

K/9IP

E. Volquez  10.67

E. Jackson  6.14

L. Hernandez  2.82

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Baltimore Orioles Batters (4.28 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
3.Bynum* G/S/vP 4/.000 2/2.000 3/.666 1/.000 3/.666 2/.000 2/.000 1/.000 89/78 .217/.261/.277/.538 .364/.564 .627 66/.477 1/3 0/
13.Cintron# G/S/vP 5/1.100 1/.000 2/1.000 1/.000 4/.500 ··· 2/.500 2/.000 29/17 .333/.357/.333/.690 .364/.908 .619 28/.717 0/1 0/
55.Hernandez G/S/vP 12/.878 3/1.167 6/.533 5/1.467 2/3.000 4/.833 4/.500 14/.857 194/160 .217/.254/.344/.598 .636/.590 .598 79/.584 0/0 4/
17.Huff* G/S/vP 12/.872 ··· 5/.400 1/2.000 7/.858 8/.500 4/.000 20/.900 268/196 .255/.325/.440/.765 .616/.822 .733 105/.749 2/0 9/
10.Jones G/S/vP 8/1.464 2/1.500 6/.334 5/1.000 1/.000 1/3.000 2/.000 2/.000 242/197 .252/.290/.381/.671 .768/.649 .637 95/.698 5/1 4/
21.Markakis* G/S/vP 14/1.044 2/.500 7/1.214 2/1.000 8/.393 10/.856 5/.000 8/1.500 278/205 .294/.396/.483/.879 1.016/.829 .905 105/.952 8/4 10/
15.Millar G/S/vP 14/.457 1/3.000 7/.143 4/.000 3/1.167 7/.310 4/.000 9/1.306 271/208 .249/.332/.422/.754 .794/.742 .715 104/.905 0/1 11/
6.Mora G/S/vP 12/.606 1/.000 6/.533 4/1.750 2/.000 5/1.100 6/.334 22/.793 257/197 .240/.302/.425/.727 1.056/.633 .725 90/.740 2/5 10/
16.Payton G/S/vP 14/.665 4/.500 3/.000 3/.666 3/.000 5/1.400 4/.500 5/.000 131/88 .256/.302/.388/.691 .874/.592 .771 48/.835 3/0 4/
24.Quiroz G/S/vP 2/1.000 1/.000 ··· 2/1.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 66/52 .203/.266/.288/.554 .896/.457 .594 21/.429 0/0 1/
1.Roberts# G/S/vP 12/1.083 3/.666 5/.400 2/.500 8/.250 5/1.350 8/.375 14/.721 280/212 .278/.357/.445/.802 .868/.780 .780 107/.864 18/5 4/
69.Salazar G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/2.000 1/1 1.000/1.000/1.000/2.000 /2.000 2.000 1/2.000 0/0 0/
30.Scott* G/S/vP 2/.000 1/.000 2/.000 1/no AB 2/.000 3/.000 1/2.000 2/.500 214/180 .277/.360/.511/.870 .465/.947 .728 81/1.068 2/1 10/
IP 82.1 29.1 26.2 17.2 24.1 28.0 29.1 19.0 TOTAL .255/.322/.410/.732 .788/.716 .715 .783 43/21 68/42
ERA-K/9 3.50/5.9 3.07/8.6 4.05/7.8 5.09/7.1 2.59/5.2 2.89/8.0 1.84/11.1 6.16/4.3 3.92/7.4

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Hernandez (50-12-3)
 Quiroz (15-6-2)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 351/.248 130/.217 117/.260 79/.225 102/.250 116/.231 114/.211 91/.316 .246  Markakis
 Scott
 Payton
 Jones
0/0/63/8
43/0/0/2
40/4/2/2
0/63/0/1
OPS .701 .688 .722 .642 .695 .621 .535 .905 .700
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 107/.646 57/.655 43/.556 31/.762 51/.706 47/.618 59/.545 40/1.097 .708
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 244/.726 73/.715 74/.823 48/.566 51/.681 69/.623 55/.524 51/.756 .694
Home 188/.663 73/.865 60/.735 47/.761 69/.649 53/.762 63/.397 41/1.021 .711
Last 28d days 106/.602 41/.807 49/.532 55/.611 35/.653 42/.770 42/.483 44/.623
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 57/49/13
Usage ······X· X····XX· ·X·····X ·X·Xo··o o····X·· ·X·o···X o··oX··· X·····X·
Boston Red Sox Batters (5.09 RS/G) vs. Baltimore Orioles Pitchers (4.46 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 46.Guthrie
G/S/vB
34.Albers
G/S/vB
53.Bradford
G/S/vB
54.Cormier
G/S/vB
43.Johnson
G/S/vB
45.Sarfate
G/S/vB
52.Sherrill*
G/S/vB
32.Walker*
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
22.Casey* G/S/vP 3/.666 ··· 2/2.000 4/.500 ··· 1/.000 1/.000 1/.000 94/80 .372/.426/.465/.891 .896/.890 1.012 29/.948 0/0 0/
36.Cash G/S/vP 3/1.000 ··· 2/1.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 68/53 .279/.338/.361/.699 1.149/.575 .560 22/.279 0/0 0/
13.Cora* G/S/vP 15/.453 ··· ··· ··· 4/.500 1/.000 1/.000 4/.000 45/40 .300/.378/.350/.728 1.550/.631 .697 24/.440 0/0 0/
10.Crisp# G/S/vP 15/.665 1/.000 6/1.467 4/.000 1/no AB 4/.500 6/.000 11/.819 169/135 .255/.301/.373/.674 .787/.645 .765 73/.484 10/2 2/
7.Drew* G/S/vP 11/.573 ··· 6/.900 2/.500 2/.500 ··· 2/.000 6/.334 218/181 .320/.427/.541/.968 .812/.998 1.058 82/1.218 2/1 9/
46.Ellsbury* G/S/vP 7/.572 2/1.000 1/2.000 2/2.000 1/no AB 3/.000 2/.000 2/.000 235/187 .281/.373/.397/.770 .679/.794 .953 92/.750 29/3 4/
25.Lowell G/S/vP 13/.308 1/.000 11/.489 9/.619 5/1.550 1/.000 2/1.000 1/.000 201/163 .271/.328/.497/.826 1.088/.770 .839 95/.884 1/1 9/
23.Lugo G/S/vP 10/.200 2/.500 9/.444 7/1.238 1/.000 3/.667 3/.333 3/.000 218/179 .267/.356/.310/.667 .648/.671 .734 82/.620 8/3 0/
44.Moss* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 34/26 .267/.353/.500/.853 .542/.929 .839 12/.750 0/0 2/
15.Pedroia G/S/vP 11/1.303 3/.000 2/2.000 2/.000 ··· 2/1.000 1/.000 2/1.000 298/237 .264/.314/.372/.686 .691/.684 .751 102/.575 6/0 4/
24.Ramirez G/S/vP 13/1.212 2/.000 18/1.333 2/.500 4/.583 1/.000 5/.600 5/2.000 272/228 .305/.390/.561/.950 .839/.973 .889 96/.974 1/0 15/
33.Varitek# G/S/vP 9/.444 1/.000 20/1.017 3/1.167 3/.667 3/.666 3/1.334 14/.630 202/166 .257/.327/.437/.764 .889/.736 .806 76/.751 0/0 7/
20.Youkilis G/S/vP 17/.485 1/.000 7/1.238 5/1.400 5/.650 1/no AB 2/.500 1/.000 268/226 .295/.366/.502/.868 1.210/.812 .831 90/.648 3/2 9/
IP 90.0 42.2 19.2 18.2 34.1 28.1 28.2 17.1 TOTAL .281/.357/.445/.802 .832/.796 .849 .776 60/12 75/43
ERA-K/9 3.40/5.9 2.74/4.8 2.75/4.1 2.41/8.2 1.31/5.0 2.86/10.2 2.83/8.8 4.67/8.3 4.22/5.7

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Cash (24-5-8)
 Varitek (25-8-1)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 377/.242 177/.229 87/.291 77/.203 133/.172 122/.214 117/.162 81/.347 .258  Ramirez
 Drew
 Crisp
 Moss
 Ellsbury
 Lugo
 Youkilis
50/0/0/4
0/1/53/4
0/51/0/3
3/0/6/2
29/28/12/2
1/0/0/0
0/0/2/0
OPS .681 .590 .734 .637 .454 .631 .549 .971 .738
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 189/.700 89/.494 28/.927 35/.619 60/.485 59/.657 36/.417 53/1.131 .742
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 188/.663 88/.687 59/.644 42/.652 73/.428 63/.603 81/.606 28/.631 .735
Road 187/.606 80/.754 44/.631 61/.591 73/.498 67/.526 57/.598 36/1.443 .720
Last 28d days 134/.615 69/.736 30/.952 60/.670 49/.592 46/.494 37/.410 30/.867
HR/SB/CS 11/8/3 2/2/1 2/0/1 1/3/0 0/1/1 1/5/1 2/2/0 4/1/0 66/65/18
Usage ····X··· ···X··o· ·o···o·o X··X·X·· ·o····X· oX··oo·o ·o···XX· ·o·····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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