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Game Preview: STL @ BOS, 1:35pm, Sunday, June 22, 2008 @Fenway Park II

St. Louis Cardinals, 44-32, 2nd, 3½ GB, 3 up in WC

SP: Joel Pineiro (29, RHP, 2-3, 4.02)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. BOS Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (2-3)             56    57  26  25  14  33  6    4.02      
 2007 (7-5)             97.2 110  49  47  26  60 14    4.33      
 2006 (8-13)           165.2 209 123 117  64  87 23    6.36      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         1-1  39    35  16  15  12  27  4    3.46   53 
 2008-06-17    KCR  ND   7     7   1   1   0   4  0      99   63 
 2008-06-12   @CIN  ND   5     3   2   2   1   6  1      70   58 
 2008-05-20   @SDP   L   5.2   6   3   3   3   7  1      90   49 
 2008-05-15    PIT  ND   5     6   4   4   1   2  1      70   40 
 2008-05-10   @MIL  ND   6.1   4   2   2   3   4  0     103   58 
 2008-05-05   @COL  ND   3     8   4   3   0   1  1      53   30 
 2008-04-29    CIN   W   7     1   0   0   4   3  0      98   74 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.BOS      1-3  27    36  26  26  14  23  6    8.67   36 
 2006-04-15   @BOS   W   6.1   5   0   0   2   5  0     111   66 
 2005-05-13    BOS  ND   3.2   8   6   6   4   0  2      81   17 
 2005-05-08   @BOS   L   7    10   6   6   1   4  0     109   36 
 2004-07-20    BOS   L   3.2   7   8   8   4   5  2      81   16 
 2004-05-28   @BOS   L   6.1   6   6   6   3   9  2     104   43 
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   23-17   Road:   21-15   ExtrInn: 4-5 
 vsRHP:  30-20   vsLHP:  14-12   1-Run:  17-12
 vsEast:  7-2    vsCntrl:22-17   vsWest: 11-9  IL: 4-4 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 76 Sat, Jun 21  @BOS  W   9-3       44-32  2nd  3.5 gb
 75 Fri, Jun 20  @BOS  W   5-4       43-32  2nd  3.5 gb
 74 Thu, Jun 19   KCR  L   1-4       42-32  2nd  3.5 gb
 73 Wed, Jun 18   KCR  L   2-3       42-31  2nd  3.5 gb
 72 Tue, Jun 17   KCR  L   1-2       42-30  2nd  3.5 gb
 71 Sun, Jun 15   PHI  W   7-6 (10)  42-29  2nd  3.5 gb
 70 Sat, Jun 14   PHI  W   3-2       41-29  2nd  3.5 gb
 69 Fri, Jun 13   PHI  L   2-20      40-29  2nd  3.5 gb
 68 Thu, Jun 12  @CIN  L   2-6       40-28  2nd  3.5 gb
 67 Wed, Jun 11  @CIN  W  10-0       40-27  2nd  2.5 gb
 Last 10: 5-5    Last 20:11-9    Last 30:18-12
Boston Red Sox, 46-31, 1st, ½ up

SP: Jon Lester (24, LHP, 6-3, 3.18)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. STL Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (6-3)             96.1  90  37  34  38  62  7    3.18      
 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         4-1  45.1  40  12  11  11  33  1    2.18   59 
 2008-06-17   @PHI   W   7     6   0   0   1   5  0      99   69 
 2008-06-12    BAL   W   7     7   2   2   1   3  0     101   57 
 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 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.STL    Has never faced STL.
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   28-9    Road:   18-22   ExtrInn: 3-1 
 vsRHP:  35-28   vsLHP:  11-3    1-Run:  10-9 
 vsEast: 16-13   vsCntrl:12-5    vsWest: 11-9  IL: 7-4 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 77 Sat, Jun 21   STL  L   3-9       46-31  1st  0.5 up
 76 Fri, Jun 20   STL  L   4-5       46-30  1st  1.5 up
 75 Wed, Jun 18  @PHI  W   7-4       46-29  1st  2.0 up
 74 Tue, Jun 17  @PHI  W   3-0       45-29  1st  2.0 up
 73 Mon, Jun 16  @PHI  L   2-8       44-29  1st  2.0 up
 72 Sun, Jun 15  @CIN  W   9-0       44-28  1st  2.5 up
 71 Sat, Jun 14  @CIN  W   6-4 (10)  43-28  1st  1.5 up
 70 Fri, Jun 13  @CIN  L   1-3       42-28  1st  1.5 up
 69 Thu, Jun 12   BAL  W   9-2       42-27  1st  2.5 up
 68 Wed, Jun 11   BAL  W   6-3       41-27  1st  2.0 up
 Last 10: 6-4    Last 20:13-7    Last 30:18-12
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Sat, Jun 21, 2008 STL  9 @BOS  3        W:Mitchell Boggs (2-0), L: Daisuke Matsuzaka (8-1), S: none
Fri, Jun 20, 2008 STL  5 @BOS  4        W:Kyle Lohse (9-2), L: Tim Wakefield (4-5), S: Ryan Franklin (10)

Wed, Jun 08, 2005 BOS  4 @STL  0        W:David Wells (4-4), L: Chris Carpenter (8-4), S: none
Tue, Jun 07, 2005 STL  9  BOS  2        W:Jeff Suppan (5-5), L: Matt Clement (6-1), S: none
Mon, Jun 06, 2005 STL  7  BOS  1        W:Matt Morris (7-0), L: Tim Wakefield (4-6), S: none
Thu, Jun 12, 2003 STL  8 @BOS  7 (13)   W:Esteban Yan (2-1), L: Ramiro Mendoza (1-3), S: none
Wed, Jun 11, 2003 BOS 13  STL  1        W:John Burkett (4-3), L: Brett Tomko (2-5), S: none
Tue, Jun 10, 2003 STL  9 @BOS  7        W:Steve Kline (3-4), L: Brandon Lyon (2-3), S: Cal Eldred (8)
Season Series: 2008 - STL leads 2-0; 2007 -  0-0; 2006 -  0-0; All-Time - STL leads 6-2

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  5.58

MIL  4.54

WSN  3.67

RA/G

OAK  3.76

SDP  4.62

TEX  5.72

BA

C. Jones  .393

G. Soto  .278

A. Cabrera  .184

OBP

C. Jones  .485

D. Lee  .354

C. Patterson  .227

SLG

L. Berkman  .693

T. Glaus  .453

A. Cabrera  .247

OPS

L. Berkman  1.137

B. Phillips  .802

A. Cabrera  .529

ERA

E. Volquez  1.71

J. Vazquez  4.13

B. Bonser  6.48

K/9IP

E. Volquez  10.42

N. Robertson  6.10

L. Hernandez  2.71

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St. Louis Cardinals Batters (4.63 RS/G) vs. Boston Red Sox Pitchers (4.25 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
59.Smith
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
24.Ankiel* G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/2.000 1/5.000 ··· ··· 2/.000 257/188 .258/.335/.493/.828 .706/.875 .867 75/.711 1/1 12/
54.Barton G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 126/52 .245/.336/.340/.676 .663/.682 .607 41/.717 2/1 1/
16.Duncan* G/S/vP ··· 3/1.334 ··· 1/no AB 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 2/1.000 190/165 .230/.326/.333/.660 .245/.726 .676 49/.356 1/1 4/
8.Glaus G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 6/1.500 2/1.000 1/no AB 1/2.000 4/.000 2/2.500 303/216 .264/.366/.453/.820 .919/.781 .925 99/.857 0/1 10/
3.Izturis# G/S/vP ··· 2/.000 ··· ··· 4/.833 ··· ··· ··· 217/139 .241/.315/.313/.628 .731/.576 .567 71/.515 6/3 1/
7.Kennedy* G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 1/2.000 3/.000 2/.000 186/153 .256/.306/.308/.615 .593/.619 .520 50/.654 4/1 1/
21.LaRue G/S/vP ··· 1/no AB ··· 1/.000 2/.000 1/.000 1/.000 2/1.000 89/69 .224/.337/.329/.666 .535/.704 .736 41/.866 0/0 2/
47.Ludwick G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 264/171 .300/.375/.617/.992 .921/1.030 1.109 106/.727 4/1 16/
12.Miles# G/S/vP ··· 5/.400 ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 170/109 .293/.333/.344/.677 .608/.715 .564 59/.634 0/2 1/
4.Molina G/S/vP ··· 3/1.667 ··· ··· ··· 1/5.000 ··· ··· 233/158 .294/.352/.389/.741 1.045/.604 .724 63/.774 0/1 4/
13.Ryan G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 1/2.000 1/2.000 ··· 1/.000 119/70 .275/.319/.312/.631 .665/.607 .768 50/.610 5/1 0/
55.Schumaker* G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 280/209 .302/.367/.440/.807 .454/.923 .857 83/.899 5/0 5/
IP 96.1 34.2 30.1 19.2 28.2 31.1 32.1 4.0 TOTAL .270/.348/.416/.765 .762/.766 .776 .728 30/15 76/39
ERA-K/9 3.18/5.8 2.60/9.3 3.56/8.0 5.49/6.9 2.51/5.3 3.16/9.2 1.95/11.4 2.25/6.8 3.91/7.5

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 LaRue (7-4-0)
 Molina (23-11-4)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 405/.249 148/.195 130/.241 92/.247 119/.240 132/.244 125/.202 14/.214 .245  Schumaker
 Ankiel
 Barton
 Ludwick
 Duncan
38/22/26/6
0/61/0/2
22/0/5/2
16/5/56/1
33/0/0/1
OPS .688 .621 .672 .683 .703 .665 .539 .643 .704
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 120/.626 66/.591 52/.521 36/.789 61/.675 55/.624 64/.521 8/.250 .717
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 285/.715 82/.645 78/.777 56/.617 58/.728 77/.696 61/.556 6/1.167 .694
Home 216/.667 79/.791 64/.687 52/.752 78/.687 59/.846 63/.397 14/.643 .721
Last 28d days 131/.721 45/.469 41/.357 51/.578 41/.777 53/.796 36/.430 14/.643
HR/SB/CS 7/4/1 1/2/0 2/4/0 2/1/0 3/1/2 3/0/1 3/2/0 1/0/0 71/53/16
Usage ····X··· Xo···XX· ···X···o X··X···o X··o·o·· ·X··Xo·o ···oo··X X·······
Boston Red Sox Batters (5.06 RS/G) vs. St. Louis Cardinals Pitchers (4.29 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 35.Pineiro
G/S/vB
34.Flores*
G/S/vB
31.Franklin
G/S/vB
44.Isringhausen
G/S/vB
46.McClellan
G/S/vB
63.Perez
G/S/vB
36.Springer
G/S/vB
27.Villone*
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
22.Casey* G/S/vP 5/.650 5/.650 1/.000 16/.599 ··· ··· 8/.833 18/.466 111/91 .373/.423/.471/.894 .979/.874 1.012 42/.904 1/0 0/
36.Cash G/S/vP 3/.000 ··· 2/1.000 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 85/68 .237/.306/.303/.609 1.004/.511 .533 28/.299 0/0 0/
13.Cora* G/S/vP 3/.000 2/.000 1/.000 5/.800 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 5/.800 55/49 .292/.382/.375/.757 1.267/.696 .762 27/.681 0/0 0/
10.Crisp# G/S/vP 12/1.053 ··· 8/.500 ··· ··· ··· ··· 4/.833 193/155 .260/.300/.412/.712 .840/.681 .740 77/.639 12/2 5/
7.Drew* G/S/vP 6/.666 2/.500 2/.500 2/.500 ··· ··· 5/.650 16/.976 259/211 .326/.432/.605/1.037 .951/1.055 1.107 97/1.451 2/1 14/
46.Ellsbury* G/S/vP ··· 1/2.000 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 273/217 .278/.358/.397/.755 .613/.791 .897 94/.662 34/4 5/
25.Lowell G/S/vP ··· ··· 7/.629 7/.286 ··· ··· 4/1.750 11/1.273 240/194 .270/.333/.488/.822 1.046/.773 .812 103/.800 1/1 11/
23.Lugo G/S/vP 10/1.178 ··· 14/.690 4/.000 ··· ··· 2/.500 21/.745 246/199 .278/.369/.349/.718 .779/.704 .789 84/.767 9/3 1/
44.Moss* G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 1/2.000 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 48/40 .256/.333/.442/.775 .542/.811 .810 26/.664 0/0 2/
15.Pedroia G/S/vP ··· 1/no AB 1/3.000 ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 2/1.500 340/268 .274/.322/.397/.720 .816/.694 .733 104/.679 7/0 6/
24.Ramirez G/S/vP 28/1.362 ··· 14/1.429 7/1.738 ··· ··· 4/.500 14/.904 298/246 .295/.383/.533/.915 .744/.953 .876 92/1.057 1/0 15/
33.Varitek# G/S/vP 17/.125 ··· 14/.445 4/.750 1/.000 ··· ··· 4/.500 222/178 .236/.315/.402/.717 .756/.708 .780 74/.394 0/0 7/
20.Youkilis G/S/vP 9/.555 ··· 12/.962 1/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· 7/1.096 291/247 .304/.375/.521/.896 1.197/.848 .864 78/.784 3/2 11/
IP 56.0 19.1 34.2 22.1 38.1 14.0 21.2 27.2 TOTAL .279/.355/.449/.804 .832/.798 .846 .787 70/13 91/47
ERA-K/9 4.02/5.3 4.66/6.5 2.86/5.7 6.45/5.2 2.58/8.2 3.86/9.0 2.49/8.3 5.86/8.4 4.03/5.7

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Cash (25-8-9)
 Varitek (28-8-1)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 233/.265 95/.263 155/.254 105/.275 160/.252 58/.200 90/.215 128/.269 .260  Ramirez
 Drew
 Crisp
 Moss
 Ellsbury
 Lugo
 Youkilis
53/0/0/4
0/1/62/4
0/58/0/3
6/0/8/2
36/32/12/2
1/0/0/0
0/0/2/0
OPS .733 .784 .758 .823 .667 .650 .615 .761 .736
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 103/.748 45/.835 60/.706 36/.581 61/.566 27/.931 29/.845 53/.550 .735
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 130/.721 50/.741 95/.790 69/.940 99/.729 31/.433 61/.503 75/.905 .736
Road 132/.806 50/.613 70/.708 42/.786 69/.728 24/.530 46/.477 49/.619 .740
Last 28d days 46/.622 32/.878 53/1.019 17/.423 56/.749 41/.861 41/.409 47/1.017
HR/SB/CS 6/3/1 1/4/0 2/1/1 3/4/1 4/2/0 1/1/0 1/1/2 2/0/0 66/30/15
Usage ····X··· ·oo···o· ·X·o··Xo o·X·o··· X··X··X· ··X···X· oo··o·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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