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Game Preview: OAK @ BOS, 7:05pm, Friday, August 1, 2008 @Fenway Park II

Oakland Athletics, 53-54, 3rd, 14½ GB, 7 GB in WC

SP: Justin Duchscherer (30, RHP, 10-7, 2.37)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. BOS Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (10-7)           121.2  86  37  32  28  76  9    2.37      
 2007 (3-3)             16.1  18   9   9   8  13  3    4.96      
 2006 (2-1)             55.2  52  18  18   9  51  4    2.91      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         3-3  52.1  35  16  16  12  28  6    2.75   62 
 2008-07-26    TEX   L   6     9   8   8   2   6  2     108   26 
 2008-07-20   @NYY   L   7     6   2   2   3   4  1     109   58 
 2008-07-13    LAA  ND   7.2   5   2   2   2   3  1      98   62 
 2008-07-08    SEA   W   9     2   0   0   0   4  0     105   87 
 2008-07-03   @CHW   W   7     5   2   2   2   4  1      98   61 
 2008-06-28    SFG   L   8     2   1   1   1   4  0      95   77 
 2008-06-22    FLA   W   7.2   6   1   1   2   3  1     105   64 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.BOS      1-0   8     1   0   0   0   4  0    0.00   84 
 2008-05-24    BOS   W   8     1   0   0   0   4  0     101   84 
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   32-29   Road:   21-25   ExtrInn: 7-4 
 vsRHP:  36-35   vsLHP:  17-19   1-Run:  15-17
 vsEast: 14-14   vsCntrl:15-12   vsWest: 14-20 IL:10-8 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
107 Wed, Jul 30   KCR  L   3-4 (10)  53-54  3rd 14.0 gb
106 Tue, Jul 29   KCR  L   2-5       53-53  3rd 13.0 gb
105 Mon, Jul 28   KCR  L   2-4       53-52  3rd 12.0 gb
104 Sun, Jul 27   TEX  W   6-5       53-51  3rd 11.0 gb
103 Sat, Jul 26   TEX  L   4-9       52-51  3rd 12.0 gb
102 Fri, Jul 25   TEX  L   6-14      52-50  3rd 11.0 gb
101 Wed, Jul 23  @TBR  L   3-4       52-49  2nd 10.0 gb
100 Tue, Jul 22  @TBR  W   8-1       52-48  2nd  9.0 gb
 99 Mon, Jul 21  @TBR  L   0-4       51-48  3rd  9.0 gb
 98 Sun, Jul 20  @NYY  L   1-2       51-47  2nd  9.0 gb
 Last 10: 2-8    Last 20: 6-14   Last 30:11-19
Boston Red Sox, 61-48, 2nd, 3 GB, ½ up in WC

SP: Tim Wakefield (41, RHP, 6-8, 3.94)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. OAK Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (6-8)            134.2 111  64  59  51  88 19    3.94      
 2007 (17-12)          189   191 104 100  64 110 22    4.76      
 2006 (7-11)           140   135  80  72  51  90 19    4.63      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         2-4  46.2  34  20  18  13  29  7    3.47   57 
 2008-07-26    NYY   L   5.1   8   6   6   4   3  1      94   27 
 2008-07-20   @LAA   L   7     6   4   4   0   1  2      94   50 
 2008-07-12    BAL   W   7     2   1   1   1   6  1     100   74 
 2008-07-06   @NYY  ND   6.1   4   3   3   1   5  1      95   57 
 2008-07-01   @TBR   L   7     5   2   1   3   4  0     115   62 
 2008-06-25    ARI   W   7     2   0   0   1   6  0      89   78 
 2008-06-20    STL   L   7     7   4   3   3   4  2     114   50 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.OAK      2-2  33.2  32  16  16  13  23  2    4.28   52 
 2008-05-23   @OAK   L   5     8   8   8   4   4  2      99   19 
 2007-06-06   @OAK   L   6.2   7   3   3   2   8  0     116   54 
 2005-09-16    OAK  ND   9     7   2   2   1   3  0     112   67 
 2005-05-09    OAK   W   6     7   3   3   5   2  0     102   43 
 2004-07-06    OAK   W   7     3   0   0   1   6  0      96   76 
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   37-16   Road:   24-32   ExtrInn: 5-2 
 vsRHP:  46-40   vsLHP:  15-8    1-Run:  14-17
 vsEast: 21-21   vsCntrl:15-5    vsWest: 14-15 IL:11-7 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
109 Wed, Jul 30   LAA  L   2-9       61-48  2nd  3.0 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
 Last 10: 4-6    Last 20: 9-11   Last 30:14-16
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Sun, May 25, 2008 OAK  6  BOS  3        W:Joe Blanton (3-6), L: Jon Lester (3-3), S: Huston Street (11)
Sat, May 24, 2008 OAK  3  BOS  0        W:Justin Duchscherer (4-3), L: Josh Beckett (5-4), S: Huston Street (10)
Fri, May 23, 2008 OAK  8  BOS  3        W:Rich Harden (3-0), L: Tim Wakefield (3-3), S: none
Wed, Apr 02, 2008 BOS  5 @OAK  0        W:Jon Lester (1-1), L: Alan Embree (0-1), S: none
Tue, Apr 01, 2008 BOS  2 @OAK  1        W:Daisuke Matsuzaka (1-0), L: Joe Blanton (0-1), S: Jonathan Papelbon (2)
Wed, Mar 26, 2008 OAK  5  BOS  1        W:Rich Harden (1-0), L: Jon Lester (0-1), S: none
Tue, Mar 25, 2008 BOS  6 @OAK  5 (10)   W:Hideki Okajima (1-0), L: Huston Street (0-1), S: Jonathan Papelbon (1)

Wed, Sep 26, 2007 BOS 11  OAK  6        W:Mike Timlin (2-1), L: Jerry Blevins (0-1), S: none
Tue, Sep 25, 2007 BOS  7  OAK  3        W:Curt Schilling (9-8), L: Chad Gaudin (11-13), S: none
Thu, Jun 07, 2007 BOS  1 @OAK  0        W:Curt Schilling (6-2), L: Joe Blanton (5-4), S: none
Season Series: 2008 - OAK leads 4-3; 2007 - Tied 4-4; 2006 - OAK won 7-3; All-Time - BOS leads 1037-849

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  5.60

LAA  4.64

WSN  3.69

RA/G

OAK  3.81

CLE  4.65

TEX  5.91

BA

C. Jones  .369

V. Wells  .287

J. Towles  .143

OBP

C. Jones  .466

A. Huff  .359

T. Pena  .171

SLG

L. Berkman  .621

N. Markakis  .478

T. Pena  .198

OPS

A. Pujols  1.076

C. Coste  .823

T. Pena  .369

ERA

J. Duchscherer  2.37

J. Weaver  4.11

M. Hendrickson  6.09

K/9IP

T. Lincecum  9.84

J. Lester  6.20

K. Rogers  3.40

Baseball-Reference.com-- Baseball's History: 1871-Now

Oakland Athletics Batters (4.20 RS/G) vs. Boston Red Sox Pitchers (4.18 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 49.Wakefield
G/S/vB
17.Delcarmen
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
18.Bowen# G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 55/35 .196/.255/.275/.529 .616/.479 .493 11/.382 0/0 0/
8.Brown G/S/vP 8/.393 3/.000 2/.000 ··· 1/.000 5/1.600 10/.600 340/223 .248/.288/.384/.672 .724/.644 .600 67/.774 4/1 9/
49.Conrad# G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 19/17 .158/.158/.211/.368 .000/.412 .000 19/.368 0/0 0/
7.Crosby G/S/vP 9/.708 2/.000 3/.667 ··· 2/1.000 4/1.500 4/1.000 411/299 .249/.307/.353/.659 .666/.657 .617 51/.431 6/3 4/
32.Cust* G/S/vP 12/1.250 1/.000 4/1.833 ··· 2/2.000 1/.000 1/.000 409/289 .226/.374/.431/.805 .762/.823 .703 89/.787 0/0 19/
38.Davis G/S/vP ··· 1/2.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 122/70 .198/.230/.267/.497 .537/.467 .408 19/.328 18/5 1/
14.Ellis G/S/vP 20/1.147 4/.500 2/1.500 ··· 1/.000 6/.500 5/.650 424/303 .232/.326/.377/.703 .542/.764 .867 90/.477 12/2 10/
28.Gonzalez* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 203/145 .271/.307/.411/.718 .555/.784 .790 82/.698 3/0 3/
22.Hannahan* G/S/vP 3/.000 1/no AB ··· ··· 1/.000 1/2.000 2/.000 355/272 .242/.329/.363/.691 .656/.702 .659 81/.850 2/0 5/
24.Suzuki G/S/vP 3/1.667 1/.000 ··· ··· 2/.000 1/.000 3/.666 396/296 .296/.353/.393/.746 .628/.785 .644 86/.876 2/2 5/
15.Sweeney* G/S/vP 3/.666 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 3/.666 280/220 .299/.349/.390/.739 .616/.772 .827 74/.762 8/1 3/
35.Thomas G/S/vP 62/1.072 10/1.178 1/.000 ··· 2/.000 2/.000 34/.582 180/131 .258/.372/.444/.816 .581/.909 .697 / 0/0 7/
IP 134.2 45.0 41.0 60.1 42.0 45.1 29.1 TOTAL .247/.321/.369/.690 .655/.705 .684 .656 55/16 77/59
ERA-K/9 3.94/5.9 4.20/8.6 2.63/5.0 3.73/6.6 2.57/8.4 2.18/10.7 5.52/4.9 3.88/7.3

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Bowen (6-5-1)
 Suzuki (44-23-4)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 561/.224 191/.234 172/.273 255/.216 180/.238 175/.207 134/.291 .247  Brown
 Gonzalez
 Sweeney
 Cust
 Davis
52/1/45/5
0/43/26/4
12/42/46/4
60/0/0/2
3/59/1/2
OPS .689 .668 .770 .704 .656 .545 .807 .706
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 222/.621 83/.586 87/.703 143/.824 70/.553 95/.560 61/.931 .720
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 339/.735 108/.732 85/.835 112/.558 110/.723 80/.527 73/.704 .694
Home 246/.684 94/.598 105/.726 142/.725 83/.758 89/.449 65/.799 .721
Last 28d days 101/.693 41/.432 38/1.008 54/.723 27/.307 36/.627 29/.429
HR/SB/CS 19/23/9 3/7/0 3/1/3 9/7/0 4/0/1 3/2/0 3/3/0 95/77/26
Usage ·····X·· ·X··o·o· ·o·X·Xo· ·X·X·o·· ··o···o· ··o····· ····oX··
Boston Red Sox Batters (4.94 RS/G) vs. Oakland Athletics Pitchers (3.81 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 58.Duchscherer
G/S/vB
13.Blevins*
G/S/vB
59.Brown
G/S/vB
25.DiNardo*
G/S/vB
41.Embree*
G/S/vB
44.Casilla
G/S/vB
20.Street
G/S/vB
31.Ziegler
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
Bay G/S/vP 1/no AB ··· ··· ··· 2/.000 ··· ··· ··· 459/354 .282/.375/.519/.894 .679/.953 .931 102/.844 7/0 22/
22.Casey* G/S/vP 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· 10/1.067 3/.666 2/1.000 ··· 148/121 .356/.412/.452/.864 .984/.835 1.032 33/.873 1/0 0/
36.Cash G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 1/no AB ··· ··· ··· 108/85 .235/.296/.357/.653 .885/.592 .659 17/.706 0/0 2/
13.Cora* G/S/vP 3/.333 ··· ··· 1/2.000 6/1.167 ··· 2/.000 ··· 79/72 .279/.372/.353/.725 1.071/.691 .742 17/.745 0/0 0/
10.Crisp# G/S/vP 8/.542 ··· 1/2.000 5/.800 3/2.000 2/1.500 2/.000 ··· 267/208 .252/.310/.399/.710 .927/.645 .780 49/.466 14/3 6/
7.Drew* G/S/vP 3/.000 1/.000 2/.500 2/2.000 11/.364 1/no AB 2/.000 ··· 389/311 .283/.401/.544/.945 .948/.944 .974 83/.777 3/1 19/
46.Ellsbury* G/S/vP 3/.000 ··· ··· 2/1.500 1/2.000 1/.000 3/.000 ··· 409/319 .262/.328/.358/.686 .626/.702 .797 88/.538 35/7 5/
25.Lowell G/S/vP 5/.000 1/2.000 2/.500 4/.250 6/.334 2/.000 3/.000 ··· 382/307 .279/.343/.462/.805 .867/.790 .795 92/.584 1/2 13/
12.Lowrie# G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 90/61 .269/.326/.372/.698 .819/.638 .584 42/.560 0/0 1/
34.Ortiz* G/S/vP 15/.400 1/3.000 1/3.000 4/.500 7/1.429 2/.000 6/.167 ··· 272/216 .266/.360/.498/.858 .656/.911 1.004 26/1.032 0/0 14/
15.Pedroia G/S/vP 3/.000 1/5.000 1/3.000 5/.833 3/.666 1/.000 2/.000 ··· 491/381 .314/.359/.451/.809 .912/.780 .778 99/.795 11/1 9/
33.Varitek# G/S/vP 8/.125 ··· 2/.500 5/.933 6/.334 2/.000 6/1.133 ··· 328/259 .216/.302/.354/.656 .741/.633 .705 64/.613 0/0 8/
20.Youkilis G/S/vP 5/.000 ··· ··· 4/.250 5/.900 3/1.334 5/.000 ··· 426/355 .309/.378/.544/.922 1.079/.893 .914 92/.968 3/4 18/
IP 121.2 12.2 35.0 16.0 39.2 30.2 46.2 30.0 TOTAL .278/.353/.441/.795 .818/.789 .832 .756 82/23 118/61
ERA-K/9 2.37/5.6 0.71/9.2 3.09/7.2 7.31/5.6 4.99/7.7 2.93/9.1 4.05/8.7 0.00/4.2 3.57/6.7

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Cash (31-14-11)
 Varitek (46-12-2)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 470/.199 47/.143 147/.187 80/.299 175/.273 132/.271 189/.237 104/.196 .240  Drew
 Bay
 Ellsbury
 Crisp
 Youkilis
0/1/91/5
105/0/0/3
54/46/12/3
0/78/0/3
0/0/2/0
OPS .563 .403 .609 .808 .806 .741 .702 .451 .678
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 259/.643 20/.376 79/.559 26/.588 63/.833 61/.623 87/.841 45/.452 .656
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 211/.467 27/.422 68/.647 54/.929 112/.789 71/.851 102/.585 59/.449 .694
Road 201/.659 26/.448 53/.575 35/.693 72/.906 58/.761 67/.585 35/.520 .718
Last 28d days 117/.615 47/.403 32/.823 27/.679 30/.953 41/.839 42/.790 53/.461
HR/SB/CS 9/2/1 0/1/1 3/0/1 2/2/0 5/3/0 4/5/0 6/5/2 0/1/0 82/50/28
Usage ·····X·· ·oo·X·X· ······X· ··X··X·· ···X··X· ···X···· ·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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