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Game Preview: TOR @ BOS, 1:35pm, Sunday, August 17, 2008 @Fenway Park II

Toronto Blue Jays, 63-60, 4th, 11½ GB, 6½ GB in WC

SP: Shaun Marcum (26, RHP, 7-5, 3.42)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. BOS Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (7-5)            126.1 104  51  48  37 103 19    3.42      
 2007 (12-6)           159   149  76  73  49 122 27    4.13      
 2006 (3-4)             78.1  87  44  44  38  65 14    5.06      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         2-2  40.2  45  25  24  13  32 10    5.31   46 
 2008-08-11   @DET   W   6     8   2   2   1   3  2      99   50 
 2008-08-06    OAK   W   7     3   1   1   2   7  1      89   72 
 2008-08-01   @TEX  ND   4.1   7   6   6   1   2  1      81   26 
 2008-07-27    SEA   L   5.2   6   4   4   3   2  1      94   40 
 2008-07-22   @BAL  ND   4.2   8   7   6   3   3  3      77   22 
 2008-06-18   @MIL   L   6     6   4   4   1   6  2     103   49 
 2008-06-11    SEA  ND   7     7   1   1   2   9  0      97   66 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.BOS      3-0  26    17  10   8   6  26  2    2.77   62 
 2008-04-04    BOS   W   7     3   3   3   1   8  1      87   66 
 2007-09-05   @BOS  ND   5     5   2   2   3   2  0      89   48 
 2007-07-13   @BOS   W   6     7   5   3   1   6  1     109   47 
 2006-09-25    BOS   W   8     2   0   0   1  10  0     113   87 
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   34-26   Road:   29-34   ExtrInn: 4-7 
 vsRHP:  50-41   vsLHP:  13-19   1-Run:  18-24
 vsEast: 20-20   vsCntrl:18-11   vsWest: 17-19 IL: 8-10

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
123 Sat, Aug 16  @BOS  W   4-1       63-60  4th 11.5 gb
122 Thu, Aug 14  @DET  L   1-5       62-60  4th 12.0 gb
121 Wed, Aug 13  @DET  W   4-3       62-59  4th 11.0 gb
120 Tue, Aug 12  @DET  W   6-4       61-59  4th 11.0 gb
119 Mon, Aug 11  @DET  W   7-2       60-59  4th 12.0 gb
118 Sun, Aug 10   CLE  L   0-4       59-59  4th 12.5 gb
117 Sat, Aug  9   CLE  L   2-4       59-58  4th 11.5 gb
116 Fri, Aug  8   CLE  L   2-5       59-57  4th 10.5 gb
115 Thu, Aug  7   OAK  W   6-4       59-56  4th  9.5 gb
114 Wed, Aug  6   OAK  W   5-1       58-56  4th 10.5 gb
 Last 10: 6-4    Last 20:11-9    Last 30:17-13
Boston Red Sox, 71-52, 2nd, 3½ GB

SP: Josh Beckett (28, RHP, 11-8, 3.92)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. TOR Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (11-8)           147   145  66  64  29 142 16    3.92      
 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         4-3  46    52  24  23   9  41  4    4.50   51 
 2008-08-11   @CHW   W   8     7   1   1   0   8  0     104   72 
 2008-08-05   @KCR   W   6.2   4   2   2   2   7  0      90   63 
 2008-07-30    LAA   L   5.1  11   8   7   1   8  1     100   23 
 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 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.TOR      2-3  32.2  25  14  14  11  29  4    3.86   57 
 2008-04-06   @TOR   L   4.2   3   5   5   4   6  1      92   40 
 2007-09-04    TOR   W   8     5   3   3   2   7  1     117   65 
 2007-07-15    TOR   L   8     7   2   2   2   8  0     118   66 
 2007-05-08   @TOR   W   7     5   1   1   1   5  1      89   67 
 2006-09-03    TOR   L   5     5   3   3   2   3  1      77   46 
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   43-17   Road:   28-35   ExtrInn: 6-2 
 vsRHP:  53-43   vsLHP:  18-9    1-Run:  15-19
 vsEast: 21-22   vsCntrl:19-8    vsWest: 20-15 IL:11-7 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
123 Sat, Aug 16   TOR  L   1-4       71-52  2nd  3.5 gb
122 Thu, Aug 14   TEX  W  10-0       71-51  2nd  3.0 gb
121 Wed, Aug 13   TEX  W   8-4       70-51  2nd  3.0 gb
120 Tue, Aug 12   TEX  W  19-17      69-51  2nd  3.0 gb
119 Mon, Aug 11  @CHW  W   5-1       68-51  2nd  4.0 gb
118 Sun, Aug 10  @CHW  L   5-6       67-51  2nd  4.5 gb
117 Sat, Aug  9  @CHW  W   6-2       67-50  2nd  3.5 gb
116 Fri, Aug  8  @CHW  L   3-5       66-50  2nd  3.5 gb
115 Wed, Aug  6  @KCR  W   8-2       66-49  2nd  3.0 gb
114 Tue, Aug  5  @KCR  W   8-2       65-49  2nd  3.0 gb
 Last 10: 7-3    Last 20:11-9    Last 30:17-13
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Sat, Aug 16, 2008 TOR  4 @BOS  1        W:Roy Halladay (14-9), L: Paul Byrd (7-11), S: none
Thu, May 01, 2008 TOR  3 @BOS  0        W:A.J. Burnett (3-2), L: Tim Wakefield (2-1), S: B.J. Ryan (3)
Wed, Apr 30, 2008 BOS  2  TOR  1        W:Jonathan Papelbon (2-0), L: Scott Downs (0-1), S: none
Tue, Apr 29, 2008 BOS  1  TOR  0        W:Jonathan Papelbon (1-0), L: Roy Halladay (2-4), S: none
Sun, Apr 06, 2008 TOR  7  BOS  4        W:Roy Halladay (1-1), L: Josh Beckett (0-1), S: Jeremy Accardo (3)
Sat, Apr 05, 2008 TOR 10  BOS  2        W:Jesse Litsch (1-0), L: Clay Buchholz (0-1), S: none
Fri, Apr 04, 2008 TOR  6  BOS  3        W:Shaun Marcum (1-0), L: David Aardsma (0-1), S: Jeremy Accardo (2)

Wed, Sep 19, 2007 TOR  6  BOS  1        W:Jesse Litsch (6-9), L: Clay Buchholz (3-1), S: Jeremy Accardo (28)
Tue, Sep 18, 2007 TOR  4  BOS  3        W:A.J. Burnett (9-7), L: Eric Gagne (3-2), S: Scott Downs (1)
Mon, Sep 17, 2007 TOR  6  BOS  1        W:Dustin McGowan (11-9), L: Tim Wakefield (16-11), S: none
Season Series: 2008 - TOR leads 5-2; 2007 - Tied 9-9; 2006 - TOR won 12-7; All-Time - BOS leads 241-197

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

MIL  4.67

WSN  3.71

RA/G

TOR  3.93

MIN  4.63

TEX  6.05

BA

C. Jones  .365

J. Bay  .290

J. Towles  .143

OBP

C. Jones  .464

D. Ortiz  .363

T. Pena  .178

SLG

A. Pujols  .621

K. Shoppach  .480

T. Pena  .204

OPS

A. Pujols  1.080

D. Pedroia  .833

T. Pena  .382

ERA

C. Lee  2.43

U. Jimenez  3.94

C. Silva  6.36

K/9IP

T. Lincecum  10.11

P. Maholm  6.32

L. Hernandez  3.46

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Toronto Blue Jays Batters (4.24 RS/G) vs. Boston Red Sox Pitchers (4.13 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 19.Beckett
G/S/vB
53.Aardsma
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
20.Barajas G/S/vP 10/1.500 2/.000 1/2.000 1/.000 ··· ··· 3/.666 3/1.000 293/199 .257/.304/.430/.734 .567/.815 .772 80/.697 0/0 10/
11.Eckstein G/S/vP 3/1.666 3/2.000 1/2.000 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· 5/1.350 289/202 .274/.355/.359/.713 .865/.644 .773 40/.748 2/1 1/
1.Inglett* G/S/vP 3/.666 ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 1/.000 260/237 .296/.350/.421/.771 .602/.786 .642 90/.744 7/1 2/
26.Lind* G/S/vP 3/1.000 ··· 2/1.000 2/1.000 ··· ··· 2/.000 ··· 197/141 .294/.332/.511/.843 .915/.814 .882 107/.876 1/0 7/
6.McDonald G/S/vP 5/.933 1/.000 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 2/.000 1/.000 1/.000 127/72 .209/.264/.282/.546 .656/.461 .571 66/.654 3/1 1/
36.Mench G/S/vP 6/1.166 1/.000 2/.000 ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 3/.666 104/31 .222/.308/.333/.641 .684/.544 .494 28/.655 2/0 0/
17.Overbay* G/S/vP 31/.739 1/.000 8/.625 7/.762 ··· 3/.000 7/.286 5/1.100 485/359 .265/.367/.397/.764 .582/.831 .798 111/.724 1/2 9/
15.Rios G/S/vP 20/1.025 2/2.500 6/.667 1/2.000 ··· 4/.917 6/1.167 9/1.181 519/394 .282/.329/.430/.760 .664/.790 .744 116/.869 30/7 9/
19.Scutaro G/S/vP 5/.800 2/.000 2/.000 ··· ··· ··· 2/.000 5/1.000 432/314 .257/.343/.327/.670 .638/.682 .671 104/.651 6/2 4/
24.Stairs* G/S/vP 15/.557 ··· 1/.000 3/1.000 ··· 2/1.000 5/.650 15/.785 347/316 .248/.340/.397/.737 .559/.756 .735 76/.721 1/1 11/
10.Wells G/S/vP 30/1.326 2/1.500 8/.500 1/no AB ··· 4/1.750 11/.000 19/.948 302/230 .285/.325/.448/.772 .814/.759 .687 25/.715 4/2 10/
35.Wilkerson* G/S/vP 50/.950 ··· 3/.000 7/.857 ··· 3/.333 4/.000 2/.000 290/241 .220/.315/.314/.629 .593/.636 .627 54/.567 3/5 3/
9.Zaun# G/S/vP 9/.333 ··· 5/.000 ··· ··· 5/1.600 10/.929 13/.408 231/178 .231/.338/.354/.692 .615/.724 .568 30/.456 2/1 5/
IP 147.0 41.0 51.0 45.1 67.0 46.2 51.1 34.0 TOTAL .258/.332/.385/.717 .678/.730 .700 .723 74/25 85/64
ERA-K/9 3.92/8.7 3.73/9.7 4.24/8.6 2.58/5.4 3.36/7.3 2.51/7.9 1.93/10.5 5.29/5.3 3.83/7.3

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Barajas (29-20-2)
 Zaun (31-11-3)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 608/.255 183/.223 218/.241 186/.256 280/.207 200/.227 199/.202 153/.287 .247  Rios
 Wilkerson
 Wells
 Lind
 Scutaro
 Mench
 Inglett
 Stairs
0/56/63/13
21/3/64/4
0/68/0/4
49/0/0/2
3/0/0/1
17/0/12/1
18/1/12/0
9/0/6/0
OPS .693 .687 .684 .719 .677 .652 .523 .820 .703
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 327/.721 78/.608 97/.621 97/.647 150/.818 80/.564 108/.538 70/1.020 .714
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 281/.659 105/.746 121/.737 89/.796 130/.522 120/.712 91/.507 83/.651 .693
Home 245/.794 95/.856 112/.610 116/.669 150/.724 100/.755 105/.428 75/.829 .722
Last 28d days 114/.686 12/1.511 47/.676 27/.361 50/.607 32/.404 38/.342 27/.704
HR/SB/CS 16/7/5 2/2/0 4/7/0 3/1/3 9/7/0 5/0/1 3/2/0 5/3/0 109/77/30
Usage ·····X·· ····X·X· ··o·X··· X··oo··· ···o··X· ····X·o· ····Xo·· ··oo···o
Boston Red Sox Batters (5.15 RS/G) vs. Toronto Blue Jays Pitchers (3.93 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 28.Marcum
G/S/vB
57.Camp
G/S/vB
39.Carlson*
G/S/vB
37.Downs*
G/S/vB
54.Frasor
G/S/vB
22.League
G/S/vB
52.Ryan*
G/S/vB
56.Tallet*
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
55.Bailey G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 9/2 .167/.444/.167/.611 .452/ .667 1/2.000 0/0 0/
44.Bay G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 5/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 523/402 .290/.379/.514/.893 .733/.939 .952 110/.859 9/0 23/
22.Casey* G/S/vP 2/.000 1/.000 ··· 1/no AB 3/1.666 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 173/143 .350/.410/.433/.844 1.005/.809 1.004 32/.661 1/0 0/
30.Cash G/S/vP 2/1.500 2/.500 ··· 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 2/1.000 ··· 119/95 .222/.286/.333/.619 .935/.541 .609 18/.284 0/0 2/
13.Cora* G/S/vP 5/.400 4/.500 ··· ··· 3/1.333 ··· ··· 1/.000 91/82 .286/.389/.364/.753 .819/.745 .782 19/.796 0/0 0/
10.Crisp# G/S/vP 7/.334 12/1.053 ··· 6/.334 7/1.000 ··· 4/.500 5/.650 300/228 .247/.300/.382/.682 .845/.629 .735 62/.582 14/4 6/
7.Drew* G/S/vP 10/.967 1/2.000 ··· 12/.666 1/2.000 ··· 2/.000 4/.250 450/357 .280/.407/.522/.929 .937/.926 .930 104/.761 4/1 19/
46.Ellsbury* G/S/vP 5/.700 ··· ··· 2/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 445/344 .268/.333/.371/.704 .706/.703 .751 72/.663 38/7 7/
12.Lowrie# G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 149/103 .302/.361/.457/.818 .937/.764 .850 92/.883 0/0 1/
34.Ortiz* G/S/vP 14/.629 6/1.917 1/.000 20/1.033 14/.445 4/1.250 18/.778 7/2.214 333/262 .261/.363/.491/.855 .642/.913 1.039 87/.898 1/0 17/
15.Pedroia G/S/vP 8/.000 1/2.000 ··· 5/.400 4/.000 1/.000 1/.000 3/1.334 554/427 .322/.365/.468/.833 .908/.811 .826 111/.874 12/1 11/
33.Varitek# G/S/vP 9/.730 8/.804 ··· 10/.700 10/.200 4/.500 17/.301 7/.629 372/285 .213/.304/.338/.642 .721/.618 .694 77/.628 0/1 8/
20.Youkilis G/S/vP 13/.385 7/.619 ··· 4/.750 8/.375 1/.000 7/.143 3/.333 483/397 .319/.387/.570/.958 1.055/.938 .994 103/.990 3/4 22/
IP 126.1 35.0 43.0 57.2 38.2 19.2 42.0 38.2 TOTAL .280/.357/.444/.801 .826/.794 .847 .779 91/25 131/68
ERA-K/9 3.42/7.3 3.60/7.5 2.09/9.2 1.40/8.0 4.42/8.6 2.29/5.0 3.00/8.4 3.03/7.9 3.63/7.3

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Cash (31-15-12)
 Varitek (46-15-2)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 525/.218 143/.244 174/.216 234/.203 169/.211 89/.222 180/.221 166/.236 .246  Drew
 Bay
 Ellsbury
 Crisp
 Bailey
 Youkilis
0/1/103/6
119/0/0/4
54/52/16/3
0/86/0/3
2/0/0/0
0/0/2/0
OPS .677 .644 .665 .553 .671 .676 .657 .667 .701
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 253/.715 50/.987 93/.605 95/.503 64/.806 39/.830 56/.715 76/.695 .750
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 272/.642 93/.459 81/.735 139/.588 105/.589 50/.560 124/.632 90/.643 .656
Road 223/.839 73/.672 103/.792 127/.610 81/.745 47/.690 96/.821 71/.572 .730
Last 28d days 125/.927 44/.706 45/.424 52/.424 44/.638 45/.419 47/.687 4/.000
HR/SB/CS 19/4/1 2/3/0 4/1/2 2/1/0 3/4/2 1/0/0 3/2/0 3/2/1 109/61/31
Usage ·····X·· ··o···o· ··o····· ···ooo·· ··XX···o ···XXX·X ····oX·· ········

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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