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Game Preview: LAA @ BOS, 7:05pm, Wednesday, July 30, 2008 @Fenway Park II

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, 66-40, 1st, 11½ up

SP: Joe Saunders (27, LHP, 13-5, 3.10)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. BOS Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (13-5)           133.2 117  53  46  36  66 16    3.10      
 2007 (8-5)            107.1 129  56  53  34  69 11    4.44      
 2006 (7-3)             70.2  71  42  37  29  51  6    4.71      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         4-2  47    40  18  14  13  23  5    2.68   56 
 2008-07-25   @BAL   W   6.2   6   4   3   2   2  1     103   48 
 2008-07-19    BOS  ND   6.2   6   2   2   3   1  1     111   52 
 2008-07-08   @TEX   L   8     6   3   3   0   5  1     109   63 
 2008-07-02    OAK   W   6.1   6   4   2   2   5  0     111   52 
 2008-06-27   @LAD   L   5     5   3   2   4   4  1      92   47 
 2008-06-21   @PHI   W   7     5   2   2   2   3  1      93   60 
 2008-06-15    ATL   W   7.1   6   0   0   0   3  0      99   69 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.BOS      3-0  31.1  33  12  10  12  17  2    2.87   51 
 2008-07-19    BOS  ND   6.2   6   2   2   3   1  1     111   52 
 2008-04-24   @BOS   W   6     7   3   3   3   3  0     101   46 
 2007-08-19   @BOS   W   7.2   6   1   1   2   7  0     102   68 
 2007-08-07    BOS   W   5.1   8   4   4   1   2  1      89   37 
 2006-08-22    BOS  ND   5.2   6   2   0   3   4  0      98   54 
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   31-21   Road:   35-19   ExtrInn: 3-2 
 vsRHP:  47-33   vsLHP:  19-7    1-Run:  20-13
 vsEast: 19-10   vsCntrl:18-10   vsWest: 19-12 IL:10-8 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
106 Tue, Jul 29  @BOS  W   6-2       66-40  1st 11.5 up
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
 Last 10: 8-2    Last 20:14-6    Last 30:20-10
Boston Red Sox, 61-47, 2nd, 2 GB, 1 up in WC

SP: Josh Beckett (28, RHP, 9-7, 3.83)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. ANA Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (9-7)            127   123  55  54  26 119 15    3.83      
 2007 (20-7)           200.2 189  76  73  40 194 17    3.27      
 2006 (16-11)          204.2 191 120 114  74 158 36    5.01      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         3-3  48    49  17  17  11  36  4    3.19   56 
 2008-07-25    NYY   L   7     9   1   1   1   6  0     110   60 
 2008-07-19   @LAA   L   8     9   4   4   1   6  1     107   53 
 2008-07-09    MIN   W   5     8   5   5   2   2  2     104   31 
 2008-07-04   @NYY   W   6     4   3   3   2   4  0     102   54 
 2008-06-29   @HOU  ND   7     8   2   2   1   4  1     111   56 
 2008-06-23    ARI   L   8     5   2   2   2   8  0     115   70 
 2008-06-15   @CIN   W   7     6   0   0   2   6  0      98   69 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.ANA      2-1  33    28  11  10   9  28  2    2.73   59 
 2008-07-19   @LAA   L   8     9   4   4   1   6  1     107   53 
 2007-08-17    LAA  ND   7     5   2   1   1   8  0     104   68 
 2007-04-16    LAA   W   6     6   1   1   1   5  1      99   60 
 2006-08-24   @LAA   W   6     4   1   1   2   3  0      72   61 
 2006-07-29    LAA  ND   6     4   3   3   4   6  0     102   54 
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   37-15   Road:   24-32   ExtrInn: 5-2 
 vsRHP:  46-40   vsLHP:  15-7    1-Run:  14-17
 vsEast: 21-21   vsCntrl:15-5    vsWest: 14-14 IL:11-7 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
108 Tue, Jul 29   LAA  L   2-6       61-47  2nd  2.0 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
 Last 10: 4-6    Last 20:10-10   Last 30:14-16
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Tue, Jul 29, 2008 LAA  6 @BOS  2        W:John Lackey (9-2), L: Clay Buchholz (2-6), S: none
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
Season Series: 2008 - LAA leads 7-1; 2007 - BOS won 6-4; 2006 - Tied 3-3; All-Time - BOS leads 308-271

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  5.62

CLE  4.59

WSN  3.67

RA/G

OAK  3.81

CLE  4.57

TEX  5.92

BA

C. Jones  .369

C. Hart  .285

J. Towles  .143

OBP

C. Jones  .466

J. Werth  .358

T. Pena  .174

SLG

L. Berkman  .621

J. Crede  .474

T. Pena  .201

OPS

A. Pujols  1.077

J. Cantu  .822

T. Pena  .375

ERA

C. Lee  2.29

O. Perez  4.02

M. Hendrickson  6.09

K/9IP

T. Lincecum  9.84

T. Wellemeyer  6.20

K. Rogers  3.40

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Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Batters (4.53 RS/G) vs. Boston Red Sox Pitchers (4.14 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 19.Beckett
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 16/.938 1/no AB 2/.000 3/2.000 4/.500 6/.334 5/.000 15/.962 392/312 .270/.309/.404/.713 .663/.726 .634 80/.861 6/2 10/
2.Aybar# G/S/vP 1/4.000 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/.666 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 3/1 .000/.000/.000/.000 .000/ .000 3/.000 0/0 0/
9.Figgins# G/S/vP 14/.690 2/.500 3/1.167 3/1.000 4/.000 2/1.000 4/.250 13/.166 312/241 .270/.373/.315/.688 .715/.679 .650 93/.614 19/8 0/
27.Guerrero G/S/vP 33/.845 3/2.167 1/.000 1/.000 4/.500 5/.200 10/.311 17/1.027 410/311 .284/.346/.478/.825 .769/.843 .894 93/.835 2/2 17/
48.Hunter G/S/vP 10/.844 2/.500 3/2.334 2/2.500 3/.000 5/.800 1/.000 5/1.200 410/311 .280/.341/.483/.824 .814/.827 .751 83/1.041 10/4 16/
6.Izturis# G/S/vP 22/.559 3/.000 3/1.000 3/2.000 3/.333 2/.000 2/.000 3/.000 302/236 .264/.327/.352/.678 .674/.688 .685 65/.696 10/2 3/
47.Kendrick G/S/vP 11/.664 1/2.000 2/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 4/.500 240/178 .332/.354/.491/.845 .888/.830 .827 88/1.020 7/3 3/
5.Mathis G/S/vP 2/.000 2/2.000 1/.000 2/.000 1/no AB 1/.000 1/.000 2/.000 226/168 .220/.303/.372/.674 .893/.605 .717 68/.737 2/1 8/
24.Matthews# G/S/vP 13/.481 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 40/.497 6/2 7/
39.Quinlan G/S/vP 3/.000 2/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 3/.000 2/2.000 112/65 .262/.313/.320/.633 .666/.609 .546 14/.571 1/1 1/
21.Rivera G/S/vP 14/.453 2/1.000 ··· 2/2.000 1/2.000 ··· 6/.000 6/1.100 132/81 .244/.303/.403/.706 .527/.825 .644 66/.975 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 127.0 43.1 30.2 40.2 58.2 42.0 45.1 29.1 TOTAL .261/.322/.399/.721 .732/.717 .714 .819 77/29 99/59
ERA-K/9 3.83/8.4 4.36/8.9 5.58/7.3 2.66/5.1 3.68/6.6 2.57/8.4 2.18/10.7 5.52/4.9 3.84/7.3

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

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 523/.252 184/.236 146/.240 168/.265 249/.212 180/.238 175/.207 134/.291 .246  Guerrero
 Anderson
 Matthews
 Hunter
 Rivera
 Willits
 Quinlan
0/0/70/5
58/0/0/4
30/14/30/4
0/92/0/3
15/1/9/2
14/6/12/0
0/0/3/0
OPS .692 .675 .685 .755 .686 .656 .545 .807 .702
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 287/.691 79/.614 61/.801 87/.703 141/.812 70/.553 95/.560 61/.931 .717
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 236/.695 105/.724 85/.605 81/.808 108/.530 110/.723 80/.527 73/.704 .690
Home 217/.759 87/.608 83/.738 101/.699 136/.693 83/.758 89/.449 65/.799 .714
Last 28d days 111/.797 37/.600 33/.876 40/.910 48/.633 31/.338 36/.627 29/.429
HR/SB/CS 15/7/5 3/6/0 2/2/0 3/1/3 8/7/0 4/0/1 3/2/0 3/3/0 93/76/26
Usage ····X··· ··o·o·X· oo·X··X· ·X·Xo··· ·X·o··X· o···o·oo o·····oo ··oX····
Boston Red Sox Batters (4.96 RS/G) vs. Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Pitchers (4.12 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 51.Saunders*
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 3/.000 ··· ··· 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 6/.733 ··· 1/.000 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 108/85 .235/.296/.357/.653 .885/.592 .659 17/.706 0/0 2/
13.Cora* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 4/.750 2/.000 4/.500 6/1.100 79/72 .279/.372/.353/.725 1.071/.691 .742 17/.745 0/0 0/
10.Crisp# G/S/vP 15/.800 ··· ··· 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 3/1.667 1/.000 1/.000 11/.773 3/.333 7/1.738 5/1.100 385/310 .287/.405/.551/.956 .992/.948 .999 89/.879 3/1 19/
46.Ellsbury* G/S/vP 8/.393 1/.000 1/5.000 1/2.000 3/.000 3/2.000 2/.000 409/319 .262/.328/.358/.686 .626/.702 .797 98/.527 35/7 5/
25.Lowell G/S/vP 12/.432 ··· 1/.000 10/1.786 6/.500 5/.400 9/.944 378/306 .280/.344/.464/.808 .876/.792 .803 97/.605 1/2 13/
12.Lowrie# G/S/vP 6/.800 ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 4/.000 ··· 86/61 .284/.341/.392/.733 .962/.638 .644 38/.623 0/0 1/
34.Ortiz* G/S/vP 13/.308 1/2.000 1/.000 11/.606 6/1.334 16/1.458 11/.489 268/215 .261/.354/.491/.846 .628/.901 .982 22/.914 0/0 14/
15.Pedroia G/S/vP 15/.800 2/.500 1/2.000 1/no AB 3/.666 5/1.000 5/1.000 486/380 .315/.360/.451/.812 .918/.782 .782 104/.899 11/1 9/
24.Ramirez G/S/vP 12/.817 1/.000 2/1.000 30/.807 10/1.000 13/.408 10/.956 421/342 .301/.399/.533/.932 .749/.976 .923 85/1.132 1/0 20/
33.Varitek# G/S/vP 3/.333 1/no AB ··· 7/.572 7/.453 14/.377 12/1.222 324/259 .215/.299/.354/.654 .735/.633 .700 69/.585 0/0 8/
20.Youkilis G/S/vP 16/.913 1/2.000 1/.000 4/1.417 7/.715 4/1.750 4/.500 422/354 .310/.379/.544/.924 1.083/.896 .918 97/.977 3/4 18/
IP 133.2 30.0 35.2 45.2 47.1 42.0 42.2 TOTAL .278/.354/.441/.795 .819/.789 .834 .770 82/23 117/57
ERA-K/9 3.10/4.4 1.20/8.7 3.79/5.5 3.35/4.9 2.47/9.3 3.00/9.6 4.85/7.2 3.88/6.6

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Cash (31-14-11)
 Varitek (45-12-2)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 534/.238 119/.187 158/.289 187/.266 197/.185 167/.232 192/.245 .255  Ramirez
 Drew
 Crisp
 Ellsbury
 Youkilis
65/0/0/6
0/1/90/5
0/77/0/3
54/46/12/3
0/0/2/0
OPS .667 .503 .741 .730 .611 .650 .819 .718
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 126/.622 52/.481 72/.771 80/.850 96/.706 83/.456 88/1.005 .735
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 408/.681 67/.519 86/.716 107/.639 101/.524 84/.843 104/.657 .704
Road 267/.608 62/.320 82/.787 79/.865 112/.623 88/.626 101/.836 .707
Last 28d days 109/.704 50/.585 41/.552 34/.528 51/.852 40/.714 41/.830
HR/SB/CS 16/11/6 1/2/1 2/2/1 3/4/2 4/6/0 4/3/1 10/5/1 103/76/24
Usage ····X··· ·X·X··XX ··o···X· ···X···X ·o··X·oX ·X··o··X ··X···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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