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Game Preview: LAA @ BOS, 7:05pm, Tuesday, July 29, 2008 @Fenway Park II

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, 65-40, 1st, 11½ up

SP: John Lackey (29, RHP, 8-2, 3.02)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. BOS Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (8-2)             92.1  84  34  31  19  77 12    3.02      
 2007 (19-9)           224   219  87  75  52 179 18    3.01      
 2006 (13-11)          217.2 203  98  86  72 190 14    3.56      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         5-1  48    51  24  22  11  45  7    4.13   53 
 2008-07-23    CLE   W   5     8   6   6   2   5  1      99   30 
 2008-07-18    BOS   W   7     5   3   3   2   6  2      90   59 
 2008-07-10   @TEX  ND   5.2  15   6   6   1   5  2     103   19 
 2008-07-05    TOR   L   6     8   6   5   1   7  1     104   40 
 2008-06-29   @LAD   W   8.2   3   0   0   2   9  0     120   85 
 2008-06-23   @WSN   W   8     6   2   1   2   6  1      97   68 
 2008-06-17    NYM   W   7.2   6   1   1   1   7  0     106   69 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.BOS      2-2  28.2  39  19  17   9  24  4    5.34   43 
 2008-07-18    BOS   W   7     5   3   3   2   6  2      90   59 
 2007-08-17   @BOS   L   4    11   7   6   0   3  1      97   17 
 2007-04-13   @BOS   L   5.2   9   3   3   1   6  1     108   44 
 2006-07-30   @BOS   W   6     9   4   3   2   6  0     114   44 
 2005-09-06   @BOS  ND   6     5   2   2   4   3  0     110   53 
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   31-21   Road:   34-19   ExtrInn: 3-2 
 vsRHP:  46-33   vsLHP:  19-7    1-Run:  20-13
 vsEast: 18-10   vsCntrl:18-10   vsWest: 19-12 IL:10-8 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
105 Mon, Jul 28  @BOS  W   7-5       65-40  1st 11.5 up
104 Sun, Jul 27  @BAL  L   2-5       64-40  1st 10.5 up
103 Sat, Jul 26  @BAL  W  11-6       64-39  1st 10.5 up
102 Fri, Jul 25  @BAL  W   6-5       63-39  1st 10.5 up
101 Wed, Jul 23   CLE  W  14-11      62-39  1st 10.0 up
100 Tue, Jul 22   CLE  W   3-2       61-39  1st  9.0 up
 99 Mon, Jul 21   CLE  L   2-5       60-39  1st  8.5 up
 98 Sun, Jul 20   BOS  W   5-3       60-38  1st  9.0 up
 97 Sat, Jul 19   BOS  W   4-2       59-38  1st  8.0 up
 96 Fri, Jul 18   BOS  W  11-3       58-38  1st  7.0 up
 Last 10: 8-2    Last 20:14-6    Last 30:20-10
Boston Red Sox, 61-46, 2nd, 1 GB, 2 up in WC

SP: Clay Buchholz (23, RHP, 2-5, 5.81)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. ANA Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (2-5)             57.1  69  42  37  29  58  6    5.81      
 2007 (3-1)             22.2  14   6   4  10  22  0    1.59      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         1-4  36.2  46  30  26  21  40  4    6.38   41 
 2008-07-23   @SEA  ND   5.1   7   3   3   2   7  2      98   47 
 2008-07-18   @LAA   L   4.2   8   8   4   2   2  1      83   24 
 2008-07-11    BAL   L   5     5   4   4   5   6  0     107   42 
 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 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.ANA      1-1  10.2  16  12   7   5   7  1    5.91   34 
 2008-07-18   @LAA   L   4.2   8   8   4   2   2  1      83   24 
 2007-08-17    LAA   W   6     8   4   3   3   5  0      91   44 
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   37-14   Road:   24-32   ExtrInn: 5-2 
 vsRHP:  46-39   vsLHP:  15-7    1-Run:  14-17
 vsEast: 21-21   vsCntrl:15-5    vsWest: 14-13 IL:11-7 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
107 Mon, Jul 28   LAA  L   5-7       61-46  2nd  1.0 gb
106 Sun, Jul 27   NYY  W   9-2       61-45  2nd  1.0 gb
105 Sat, Jul 26   NYY  L   3-10      60-45  2nd  2.0 gb
104 Fri, Jul 25   NYY  L   0-1       60-44  2nd  1.0 gb
103 Wed, Jul 23  @SEA  W   6-3 (12)  60-43  2nd  0.5 gb
102 Tue, Jul 22  @SEA  W   4-2       59-43  2nd  0.5 gb
101 Mon, Jul 21  @SEA  W   4-0       58-43  2nd  1.5 gb
100 Sun, Jul 20  @LAA  L   3-5       57-43  2nd  1.5 gb
 99 Sat, Jul 19  @LAA  L   2-4       57-42  2nd  1.5 gb
 98 Fri, Jul 18  @LAA  L   3-11      57-41  2nd  0.5 gb
 Last 10: 4-6    Last 20:11-9    Last 30:15-15
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Mon, Jul 28, 2008 LAA  7 @BOS  5        W:Jered Weaver (9-8), L: Daisuke Matsuzaka (11-2), S: Francisco Rodriguez (44)
Sun, Jul 20, 2008 LAA  5  BOS  3        W:Darren Oliver (3-1), L: Tim Wakefield (6-7), S: Francisco Rodriguez (40)
Sat, Jul 19, 2008 LAA  4  BOS  2        W:Jose Arredondo (4-0), L: Josh Beckett (9-6), S: Francisco Rodriguez (39)
Fri, Jul 18, 2008 LAA 11  BOS  3        W:John Lackey (7-2), L: Clay Buchholz (2-5), S: none
Thu, Apr 24, 2008 LAA  7 @BOS  5        W:Joe Saunders (4-0), L: Manny Delcarmen (0-1), S: Francisco Rodriguez (9)
Wed, Apr 23, 2008 LAA  6 @BOS  4        W:Jon Garland (3-2), L: Craig Hansen (0-1), S: Francisco Rodriguez (8)
Tue, Apr 22, 2008 BOS  7  LAA  6        W:Mike Timlin (2-1), L: Darren Oliver (1-1), S: Jonathan Papelbon (8)

Sun, Aug 19, 2007 LAA  3 @BOS  1        W:Joe Saunders (7-1), L: Julian Tavarez (6-9), S: Francisco Rodriguez (31)
Sat, Aug 18, 2007 BOS 10  LAA  5        W:Curt Schilling (7-5), L: Jered Weaver (8-6), S: none
Fri, Aug 17, 2007 LAA  7 @BOS  5        W:Francisco Rodriguez (5-2), L: Eric Gagne (3-1), S: none
Season Series: 2008 - LAA leads 6-1; 2007 - BOS won 6-4; 2006 - Tied 3-3; All-Time - BOS leads 308-270

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  5.57

CLE  4.59

WSN  3.70

RA/G

OAK  3.80

CLE  4.54

TEX  5.88

BA

C. Jones  .369

B. Roberts  .286

T. Pena  .152

OBP

C. Jones  .466

J. Hamilton  .358

T. Pena  .174

SLG

L. Berkman  .623

B. Roberts  .473

T. Pena  .201

OPS

L. Berkman  1.066

J. Cantu  .822

T. Pena  .375

ERA

C. Lee  2.29

S. Olsen  4.07

M. Hendrickson  6.09

K/9IP

T. Lincecum  9.84

G. Floyd  6.18

K. Rogers  3.40

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Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Batters (4.51 RS/G) vs. Boston Red Sox Pitchers (4.12 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 61.Buchholz
G/S/vB
17.Delcarmen
G/S/vB
56.Hansen
G/S/vB
48.Lopez*
G/S/vB
63.Masterson
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.Anderson* G/S/vP 6/1.834 1/no AB 2/.000 3/2.000 4/.500 5/.400 5/.000 15/.962 388/309 .271/.309/.398/.707 .672/.716 .620 80/.888 6/2 9/
2.Aybar# G/S/vP 3/.000 1/2.000 2/.000 1/.000 2/.000 2/1.500 1/.000 1/2.000 243/178 .285/.314/.399/.713 .759/.696 .782 42/.931 6/2 3/
28.Budde G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 3/1 .000/.000/.000/.000 .000/ .000 3/.000 0/0 0/
9.Figgins# G/S/vP 6/.750 2/.500 2/1.000 3/1.000 4/.000 2/1.000 4/.250 13/.166 308/237 .268/.368/.313/.681 .715/.671 .637 93/.576 18/7 0/
27.Guerrero G/S/vP 6/1.334 3/2.167 1/.000 1/.000 4/.500 4/.250 10/.311 17/1.027 406/308 .287/.350/.484/.833 .777/.852 .913 93/.858 2/2 17/
48.Hunter G/S/vP 3/.333 2/.500 3/2.334 2/2.500 3/.000 4/1.000 1/.000 5/1.200 406/308 .280/.342/.485/.828 .823/.829 .756 83/1.041 10/4 16/
6.Izturis# G/S/vP 3/1.667 3/.000 2/.000 3/2.000 3/.333 2/.000 2/.000 3/.000 298/232 .263/.324/.352/.676 .674/.685 .681 65/.685 10/2 3/
47.Kendrick G/S/vP 2/.000 1/2.000 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 4/.500 236/174 .332/.356/.493/.849 .888/.835 .833 87/1.036 7/3 3/
35.Kotchman* G/S/vP 6/2.166 2/1.500 1/5.000 4/.250 3/.333 5/1.400 3/.000 6/.000 398/309 .287/.327/.448/.774 .960/.721 .817 91/.808 2/1 12/
5.Mathis G/S/vP 5/.200 2/2.000 1/.000 2/.000 1/no AB 1/.000 ··· 2/.000 222/164 .218/.299/.372/.671 .893/.599 .713 67/.700 2/1 8/
24.Matthews# G/S/vP 3/.000 3/2.334 2/1.000 1/.000 3/.666 5/.400 1/.000 9/.222 361/266 .234/.313/.346/.659 .702/.643 .702 44/.478 6/2 7/
39.Quinlan G/S/vP ··· 2/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 2/.000 2/2.000 108/61 .263/.315/.303/.618 .666/.581 .509 10/.400 1/1 1/
21.Rivera G/S/vP 2/.000 2/1.000 ··· 2/2.000 1/2.000 ··· 5/.000 6/1.100 128/77 .252/.313/.417/.730 .527/.871 .682 62/1.045 0/0 5/
77.Willits# G/S/vP 3/.000 1/2.000 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 2/.000 2/2.000 82/67 .185/.308/.231/.538 .457/.551 .279 8/.733 1/0 0/
IP 57.1 43.1 30.0 40.2 58.2 41.0 44.1 29.1 TOTAL .261/.322/.399/.721 .734/.717 .714 .821 76/28 98/59
ERA-K/9 5.81/9.1 4.36/8.9 5.70/7.5 2.66/5.1 3.68/6.6 2.63/8.6 2.23/10.6 5.52/4.9 3.83/7.3

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Budde (0-0-0)
 Mathis (40-17-3)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 264/.296 184/.236 143/.233 168/.265 249/.212 177/.242 172/.211 134/.291 .246  Guerrero
 Anderson
 Matthews
 Hunter
 Rivera
 Willits
 Quinlan
0/0/69/5
58/0/0/4
30/14/30/4
0/91/0/3
14/1/9/2
14/6/12/0
0/0/3/0
OPS .805 .675 .673 .755 .686 .667 .555 .807 .702
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 142/.834 79/.614 59/.768 87/.703 141/.812 69/.561 95/.560 61/.931 .714
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 122/.770 105/.724 84/.609 81/.808 108/.530 108/.738 77/.548 73/.704 .692
Home 95/.676 87/.608 80/.718 101/.699 136/.693 80/.789 86/.465 65/.799 .714
Last 28d days 72/.960 39/.623 34/.804 40/.910 48/.633 28/.377 33/.689 29/.429
HR/SB/CS 6/2/1 3/6/0 2/1/0 3/1/3 8/7/0 4/0/1 3/2/0 3/3/0 92/75/25
Usage ·····X·· ·o·o·X·· o·X··X·· X·Xo···· X·o··X·· ···o·oo· ·····ooo ·oX·····
Boston Red Sox Batters (4.99 RS/G) vs. Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Pitchers (4.14 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 41.Lackey
G/S/vB
66.Arredondo
G/S/vB
53.O'Day
G/S/vB
38.Oliver*
G/S/vB
57.Rodriguez
G/S/vB
62.Shields
G/S/vB
33.Speier
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
22.Casey* G/S/vP 5/.200 ··· ··· 19/1.214 2/.000 5/.650 5/1.800 148/121 .356/.412/.452/.864 .984/.835 1.032 33/.873 1/0 0/
36.Cash G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 108/85 .235/.296/.357/.653 .885/.592 .659 19/.632 0/0 2/
13.Cora* G/S/vP 17/.791 ··· ··· 4/.750 2/.000 4/.500 6/1.100 76/69 .292/.387/.369/.756 1.071/.724 .835 18/.899 0/0 0/
10.Crisp# G/S/vP 24/.705 ··· ··· 4/.833 7/1.000 12/.432 4/.500 263/207 .248/.307/.385/.692 .847/.648 .745 49/.414 14/3 5/
7.Drew* G/S/vP 15/.971 1/.000 1/.000 11/.773 3/.333 7/1.738 5/1.100 382/307 .288/.406/.554/.960 .992/.953 1.009 90/.857 3/1 19/
46.Ellsbury* G/S/vP 3/.000 1/.000 1/5.000 1/2.000 3/.000 3/2.000 2/.000 406/316 .264/.330/.361/.691 .626/.709 .810 99/.584 35/7 5/
25.Lowell G/S/vP 15/.400 ··· 1/.000 10/1.786 6/.500 5/.400 9/.944 374/302 .283/.348/.470/.817 .876/.804 .826 97/.605 1/2 13/
12.Lowrie# G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 4/.000 ··· 86/61 .284/.341/.392/.733 .962/.638 .644 38/.623 0/0 1/
34.Ortiz* G/S/vP 30/1.275 1/2.000 1/.000 11/.606 6/1.334 16/1.458 11/.489 264/211 .265/.360/.500/.860 .628/.919 1.017 18/1.132 0/0 14/
15.Pedroia G/S/vP 9/1.111 2/.500 1/2.000 1/no AB 3/.666 5/1.000 5/1.000 482/376 .315/.359/.452/.811 .918/.781 .780 104/.899 11/1 9/
24.Ramirez G/S/vP 34/1.818 1/.000 2/1.000 30/.807 10/1.000 13/.408 10/.956 417/338 .304/.400/.538/.938 .749/.984 .935 85/1.132 1/0 20/
33.Varitek# G/S/vP 24/.714 1/no AB ··· 7/.572 7/.453 14/.377 12/1.222 321/256 .218/.302/.358/.660 .735/.641 .717 68/.594 0/0 8/
20.Youkilis G/S/vP 13/.846 1/2.000 1/.000 4/1.417 7/.715 4/1.750 4/.500 418/350 .311/.380/.540/.920 1.083/.891 .910 97/.918 3/4 17/
IP 92.1 30.0 35.2 45.2 47.1 42.0 42.2 TOTAL .280/.355/.443/.799 .819/.794 .843 .775 82/23 116/56
ERA-K/9 3.02/7.5 1.20/8.7 3.79/5.5 3.35/4.9 2.47/9.3 3.00/9.6 4.85/7.2 3.90/6.6

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Cash (31-14-11)
 Varitek (44-11-2)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 367/.245 119/.187 158/.289 187/.266 197/.185 167/.232 192/.245 .257  Ramirez
 Drew
 Crisp
 Ellsbury
 Youkilis
64/0/0/6
0/1/89/5
0/77/0/3
54/45/12/3
0/0/2/0
OPS .689 .503 .741 .730 .611 .650 .819 .721
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 182/.545 52/.481 72/.771 80/.850 96/.706 83/.456 88/1.005 .742
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 185/.833 67/.519 86/.716 107/.639 101/.524 84/.843 104/.657 .705
Road 174/.714 62/.320 82/.787 79/.865 112/.623 88/.626 101/.836 .713
Last 28d days 112/.964 50/.585 41/.552 34/.528 54/.799 44/.768 41/.830
HR/SB/CS 12/7/2 1/2/1 2/2/1 3/4/2 4/6/0 4/3/1 10/5/1 102/76/24
Usage ·····X·· X·X··XX· ·o···X·o ··X···X· o··X·oX· X··o··X· ·X···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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