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Game Preview: BAL @ BOS, 7:05pm, Friday, July 11, 2008 @Fenway Park II

Baltimore Orioles, 44-46, 4th, 10½ GB, 9 GB in WC

SP: Brian Burres (27, LHP, 6-5, 5.07)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. BOS Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (6-5)             92.1 113  54  52  31  44 12    5.07      
 2007 (6-8)            121   140  81  80  66  96 14    5.95      
 2006 (0-0)              8     6   2   2   1   6  1    2.25      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         2-1  34.1  56  31  31  13  15  9    8.13   33 
 2008-07-05    TEX  ND   5.2   9   3   3   1   2  0      73   40 
 2008-06-30    KCR  ND   5     5   1   1   3   3  0      95   53 
 2008-06-19    HOU   W   5.2   7   3   3   2   3  2      87   44 
 2008-06-13    PIT   W   6     8   6   6   3   4  1     101   33 
 2008-06-06   @TOR  ND   4.1   5   3   3   3   1  0      94   39 
 2008-06-01    BOS   L   4    12   7   7   1   2  2      89   11 
 2008-05-27    NYY  ND   3.2  10   8   8   0   0  4      61    9 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.BOS      1-1   9    19   9   9   6   5  2    9.00   27 
 2008-06-01    BOS   L   4    12   7   7   1   2  2      89   11 
 2007-05-11   @BOS   W   5     7   2   2   5   3  0     100   43 
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   25-16   Road:   19-30   ExtrInn: 3-6 
 vsRHP:  35-31   vsLHP:   9-15   1-Run:  17-17
 vsEast: 15-22   vsCntrl: 9-7    vsWest:  9-10 IL:11-7 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 91 Thu, Jul 10  @TOR  L   5-6       44-46  4th 10.5 gb
 90 Wed, Jul  9  @TOR  L   8-9       44-45  4th 10.5 gb
 89 Tue, Jul  8  @TOR  L   6-7       44-44  4th 10.5 gb
 88 Sun, Jul  6   TEX  L  10-11      44-43  4th 11.0 gb
 87 Sat, Jul  5   TEX  L   3-5       44-42  4th 10.0 gb
 86 Fri, Jul  4   TEX  W  10-4       44-41  3rd  9.0 gb
 85 Thu, Jul  3   KCR  L   7-10      43-41  4th  9.0 gb
 84 Wed, Jul  2   KCR  W   5-2       43-40  4th  8.5 gb
 83 Tue, Jul  1   KCR  W   7-5       42-40  4th  8.5 gb
 82 Mon, Jun 30   KCR  L   5-6 (11)  41-40  4th  8.5 gb
 Last 10: 3-7    Last 20: 8-12   Last 30:14-16
Boston Red Sox, 55-39, 2nd, 1½ GB, 3 up in WC

SP: Clay Buchholz (23, RHP, 2-3, 5.53)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. BAL Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (2-3)             42.1  49  27  26  20  43  3    5.53      
 2007 (3-1)             22.2  14   6   4  10  22  0    1.59      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         2-2  37.1  43  23  23  18  36  3    5.54   46 
 2008-05-12   @MIN   L   4.1   8   7   7   5   4  0      89   18 
 2008-05-07   @DET  ND   4    10   5   5   1   6  0      82   27 
 2008-05-02    TBR   W   5.1   5   1   1   4   6  0      96   56 
 2008-04-26   @TBR   L   8     3   2   2   2   9  1     113   75 
 2008-04-21    TEX   W   6     5   0   0   2   6  0     103   66 
 2008-04-16   @NYY  ND   3.2   8   7   7   1   2  2      85   18 
 2008-04-11    NYY  ND   6     4   1   1   3   3  0      98   60 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.BAL      1-0   9     0   0   0   3   9  0    0.00   93 
 2007-09-01    BAL   W   9     0   0   0   3   9  0     115   93 
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   34-10   Road:   21-29   ExtrInn: 4-2 
 vsRHP:  41-35   vsLHP:  14-4    1-Run:  13-16
 vsEast: 18-18   vsCntrl:15-5    vsWest: 11-9  IL:11-7 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 94 Wed, Jul  9   MIN  W  18-5       55-39  2nd  2.0 gb
 93 Tue, Jul  8   MIN  W   6-5       54-39  2nd  3.0 gb
 92 Mon, Jul  7   MIN  W   1-0       53-39  2nd  4.0 gb
 91 Sun, Jul  6  @NYY  L   4-5 (10)  52-39  2nd  5.0 gb
 90 Sat, Jul  5  @NYY  L   1-2       52-38  2nd  4.0 gb
 89 Fri, Jul  4  @NYY  W   6-4       52-37  2nd  3.0 gb
 88 Thu, Jul  3  @NYY  W   7-0       51-37  2nd  3.0 gb
 87 Wed, Jul  2  @TBR  L   6-7       50-37  2nd  3.5 gb
 86 Tue, Jul  1  @TBR  L   1-3       50-36  2nd  2.5 gb
 85 Mon, Jun 30  @TBR  L   4-5       50-35  2nd  1.5 gb
 Last 10: 5-5    Last 20:10-10   Last 30:17-13
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Thu, Jun 12, 2008 BOS  9  BAL  2        W:Jon Lester (5-3), L: Jeremy Guthrie (3-7), S: none
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)
Season Series: 2008 - BOS leads 5-4; 2007 - BOS won 12-6; 2006 - BOS won 15-3; All-Time - BOS leads 1109-915

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  5.51

COL  4.49

WSN  3.61

RA/G

OAK  3.64

NYM  4.57

TEX  5.77

BA

C. Jones  .375

A. Rios  .285

T. Pena  .155

OBP

C. Jones  .472

D. Pedroia  .355

T. Pena  .176

SLG

L. Berkman  .661

C. Jackson  .462

T. Pena  .204

OPS

L. Berkman  1.107

A. Rowand  .814

T. Pena  .381

ERA

J. Duchscherer  1.78

J. Moyer  3.95

M. Hendrickson  6.24

K/9IP

C. Billingsley  9.47

J. Francis  6.03

L. Hernandez  3.36

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Baltimore Orioles Batters (4.73 RS/G) vs. Boston Red Sox Pitchers (4.12 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
3.Bynum* G/S/vP ··· 2/2.000 3/.666 1/.000 3/.666 2/.000 2/.000 1/.000 116/99 .187/.230/.234/.464 .235/.506 .568 27/.203 2/3 0/
12.Fahey* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 2/1.500 1/.000 58/45 .222/.250/.352/.602 .397/.661 .471 31/.715 0/0 0/
55.Hernandez G/S/vP 1/.000 3/1.167 6/.533 5/1.467 2/3.000 4/.833 4/.500 15/.795 284/218 .240/.286/.374/.660 .752/.632 .606 86/.785 0/0 7/
17.Huff* G/S/vP 4/.250 ··· 6/.333 1/2.000 7/.858 8/.500 4/.000 20/.900 373/263 .288/.351/.537/.888 .778/.936 .857 101/1.194 2/0 18/
10.Jones G/S/vP ··· 2/1.500 6/.334 5/1.000 1/.000 1/3.000 2/.000 3/.000 345/266 .280/.320/.411/.731 .703/.739 .689 99/.894 7/2 5/
21.Markakis* G/S/vP 5/.400 2/.500 8/1.025 2/1.000 8/.393 10/.856 5/.000 8/1.500 400/278 .303/.398/.497/.895 .985/.855 .920 118/.963 9/4 14/
15.Millar G/S/vP 4/.250 1/3.000 7/.143 4/.000 3/1.167 7/.310 4/.000 9/1.306 366/267 .242/.342/.398/.740 .790/.721 .650 95/.693 0/1 12/
6.Mora G/S/vP 1/.000 1/.000 7/.453 4/1.750 2/.000 5/1.100 6/.334 22/.793 350/254 .238/.305/.397/.701 .856/.644 .667 89/.659 2/6 11/
16.Payton G/S/vP 4/.000 4/.500 3/.000 3/.666 3/.000 5/1.400 4/.500 6/.000 189/123 .243/.283/.373/.656 .851/.546 .758 54/.587 3/0 6/
24.Quiroz G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 ··· 2/1.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 86/66 .211/.286/.316/.602 .961/.490 .572 20/.762 0/0 2/
1.Roberts# G/S/vP 6/.333 3/.666 5/.400 2/.500 8/.250 5/1.350 8/.375 14/.721 401/283 .291/.372/.481/.853 .878/.842 .813 117/.979 25/9 7/
30.Scott* G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 2/.000 1/no AB 2/.000 3/.000 1/2.000 2/.500 297/236 .262/.340/.490/.831 .688/.869 .769 83/.729 2/1 14/
IP 42.1 38.0 37.1 25.1 36.0 37.2 39.2 23.2 TOTAL .260/.327/.426/.753 .782/.743 .718 .813 54/27 100/53
ERA-K/9 5.53/9.1 2.84/9.5 4.34/8.7 5.68/7.5 2.25/5.2 2.87/8.6 2.27/11.3 6.46/5.3 3.83/7.4

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Hernandez (61-16-5)
 Quiroz (16-8-2)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 192/.285 165/.207 160/.246 121/.243 150/.265 164/.259 155/.201 112/.309 .245  Markakis
 Scott
 Payton
 Jones
0/0/89/8
61/0/0/2
56/6/2/2
0/88/0/1
OPS .749 .641 .697 .685 .741 .698 .551 .874 .702
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 103/.613 71/.614 68/.601 47/.820 79/.754 64/.586 88/.535 52/1.012 .707
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 89/.908 94/.662 92/.771 74/.603 71/.726 100/.772 67/.571 60/.755 .697
Home 71/.614 87/.806 72/.626 67/.733 89/.763 72/.843 80/.424 48/.904 .717
Last 28d days / 35/.467 39/.698 42/.765 48/.831 48/.884 41/.599 18/.878
HR/SB/CS 3/0/1 1/2/0 3/6/0 2/1/0 3/1/2 4/0/1 3/2/0 3/2/0 82/66/20
Usage ··o····· ·o··X·o· ·X······ ·X··oXo· ···oX·X· ··XoX·X· ·X···o··
Boston Red Sox Batters (5.09 RS/G) vs. Baltimore Orioles Pitchers (4.75 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 56.Burres*
G/S/vB
35.Aquino
G/S/vB
53.Bradford
G/S/vB
26.Cabrera
G/S/vB
23.Castillo*
G/S/vB
54.Cormier
G/S/vB
43.Johnson
G/S/vB
45.Sarfate
G/S/vB
52.Sherrill*
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
22.Casey* G/S/vP ··· 2/2.000 2/2.000 2/.500 ··· 4/.500 ··· 1/.000 1/.000 125/104 .371/.416/.466/.882 .931/.871 1.011 31/.854 1/0 0/
36.Cash G/S/vP ··· ··· 3/.666 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 97/77 .241/.309/.379/.689 .921/.630 .683 25/.718 0/0 2/
13.Cora* G/S/vP 1/.000 2/.500 ··· ··· ··· ··· 4/.500 1/.000 1/.000 64/57 .263/.344/.351/.695 1.071/.649 .669 19/.616 0/0 0/
10.Crisp# G/S/vP 7/.629 ··· 6/1.467 3/.000 ··· 4/.000 1/no AB 5/.400 6/.000 234/187 .259/.309/.410/.719 .983/.651 .775 61/.861 13/3 5/
7.Drew* G/S/vP 4/1.500 2/1.000 7/.762 1/no AB ··· 2/.500 2/.500 ··· 2/.000 328/264 .298/.405/.559/.964 .984/.959 .975 105/.904 2/1 16/
46.Ellsbury* G/S/vP 5/1.800 ··· 2/1.000 ··· ··· 2/2.000 1/no AB 3/.000 2/.000 349/272 .278/.349/.388/.737 .638/.765 .876 109/.684 35/7 5/
25.Lowell G/S/vP 9/1.699 2/.000 11/.489 1/.000 ··· 9/.619 5/1.550 2/.000 2/1.000 316/258 .297/.361/.513/.873 1.056/.835 .885 111/.945 1/2 13/
23.Lugo G/S/vP 7/1.000 1/no AB 9/.444 6/.000 ··· 7/1.238 1/.000 4/.500 3/.333 303/241 .267/.353/.329/.683 .766/.662 .773 81/.696 12/4 1/
44.Moss* G/S/vP 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 81/61 .274/.321/.425/.746 .488/.819 .658 47/.670 1/1 2/
15.Pedroia G/S/vP 8/.500 ··· 3/1.334 2/.500 ··· 2/.000 ··· 2/1.000 1/.000 420/329 .313/.355/.460/.815 .997/.764 .809 117/1.156 9/0 9/
24.Ramirez G/S/vP 8/1.500 ··· 18/1.333 ··· ··· 2/.500 4/.583 2/.500 5/.600 368/303 .285/.380/.508/.888 .706/.929 .881 91/.715 1/0 17/
33.Varitek# G/S/vP 10/.500 ··· 20/1.017 2/.500 ··· 3/1.167 3/.667 3/.666 3/1.334 280/226 .220/.300/.360/.660 .662/.660 .729 78/.380 0/0 7/
20.Youkilis G/S/vP 10/.944 ··· 7/1.238 2/1.000 ··· 5/1.400 5/.650 2/5.000 2/.500 360/306 .319/.386/.555/.941 1.153/.907 .954 88/1.087 3/4 14/
IP 92.1 8.1 32.2 4.2 0.0 32.2 50.2 40.0 39.1 TOTAL .282/.355/.450/.805 .843/.796 .851 .804 78/22 105/54
ERA-K/9 5.07/4.3 11.88/7.6 2.76/3.0 0.00/7.7 /0.0 2.76/6.6 2.13/4.8 3.60/9.7 4.12/9.6 4.50/5.7

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Cash (29-11-10)
 Varitek (37-9-2)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 414/.303 47/.400 137/.290 20/.235 2/1.000 138/.220 196/.180 179/.203 172/.222 .263  Ramirez
 Drew
 Crisp
 Moss
 Ellsbury
 Lugo
 Youkilis
57/0/0/5
0/1/77/5
0/69/0/3
10/0/12/2
47/39/12/2
1/0/0/0
0/0/2/0
OPS .814 1.093 .691 .644 2.000 .640 .464 .663 .696 .752
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 127/.873 18/.746 44/.770 11/.586 1/2.000 60/.557 92/.549 85/.591 52/.525 .761
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 287/.788 29/1.321 93/.656 9/.708 1/ 78/.701 104/.390 94/.721 120/.769 .745
Road 184/.663 19/.707 69/.583 12/.750 2/2.000 110/.607 103/.529 103/.639 79/.765 .745
Last 28d days 110/.846 10/.733 46/.675 20/.644 2/2.000 61/.643 63/.484 52/.662 55/1.014
HR/SB/CS 12/7/2 1/1/0 2/0/3 0/2/0 0/0/0 2/3/0 0/2/2 2/5/1 5/2/0 98/77/24
Usage ·····X·· ·o···X·· ··o·o··o ·X··X··o ··o····· ·X···o·X o·X·X·o· ··o··XX· o···X···

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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