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Game Preview: TBR @ BOS, 7:05pm, Monday, September 8, 2008 @Fenway Park II

Tampa Bay Rays, 85-56, 1st, 1½ up

SP: Edwin Jackson (24, RHP, 11-9, 4.07)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. BOS Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (11-9)           159.1 164  73  72  70  92 19    4.07      
 2007 (5-15)           161   195 116 103  88 128 19    5.76      
 2006 (0-0)             36.1  42  27  22  25  27  2    5.45      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         5-2  40    49  16  16  19  24  5    3.60   48 
 2008-09-03    NYY   L   3.1  10   6   6   1   2  0      70   17 
 2008-08-28    TOR   W   7     6   1   1   2   2  0     106   61 
 2008-08-22   @CHW   W   6     7   2   2   5   5  1      97   50 
 2008-08-16   @TEX   L   6     5   1   1   3   6  1     101   61 
 2008-08-10   @SEA   W   7     7   1   1   2   2  1     102   59 
 2008-08-05    CLE   W   5.2   7   3   3   4   4  1      99   43 
 2008-07-30   @TOR   W   5     7   2   2   2   3  1      89   46 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.BOS      1-2  27.1  33  17  17  15  23  2    5.60   44 
 2008-06-04   @BOS   L   5     6   4   4   3   4  0      94   40 
 2008-05-02   @BOS   L   4     9   6   6   3   4  1      87   21 
 2008-04-26    BOS  ND   7     5   1   1   3   4  0     108   64 
 2007-09-23    BOS   W   5.1   5   3   3   3   5  0     105   48 
 2007-09-12   @BOS  ND   6     8   3   3   3   6  1     104   47 
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   53-21   Road:   32-35   ExtrInn: 8-6 
 vsRHP:  61-36   vsLHP:  24-20   1-Run:  26-16
 vsEast: 34-25   vsCntrl:17-13   vsWest: 22-12 IL:12-6 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
141 Sun, Sep  7  @TOR  L   0-1       85-56  1st  1.5 up
140 Sat, Sep  6  @TOR  L   4-7 (13)  85-55  1st  2.5 up
139 Fri, Sep  5  @TOR  L   4-6       85-54  1st  2.5 up
138 Thu, Sep  4   NYY  W   7-5       85-53  1st  3.5 up
137 Wed, Sep  3   NYY  L   4-8       84-53  1st  3.0 up
136 Tue, Sep  2   NYY  L   2-7       84-52  1st  4.0 up
135 Sun, Aug 31   BAL  W  10-4       84-51  1st  5.5 up
134 Sat, Aug 30   BAL  W  10-9       83-51  1st  4.5 up
133 Fri, Aug 29   BAL  W  14-3       82-51  1st  4.5 up
132 Thu, Aug 28   TOR  W   3-2       81-51  1st  4.5 up
 Last 10: 5-5    Last 20:11-9    Last 30:19-11
Boston Red Sox, 84-58, 2nd, 1½ GB, 6½ up in WC

SP: Jon Lester (24, LHP, 13-5, 3.37)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. TBR Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (13-5)           181.2 182  71  68  57 129 13    3.37      
 2007 (4-0)             63    61  33  32  31  50 10    4.57      
 2006 (7-2)             81.1  91  43  43  43  60  7    4.76      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         4-2  42.1  43  19  19  12  33  4    4.04   52 
 2008-09-02    BAL   W   5     6   1   1   4   5  0      99   52 
 2008-08-28   @NYY  ND   6.2   5   1   1   0   8  0     119   68 
 2008-08-23   @TOR   L   2.1   8   7   7   2   2  1      78   13 
 2008-08-18   @BAL   W   7     4   1   1   1   5  1     103   69 
 2008-08-13    TEX   W   7.1   7   3   3   1   6  1     108   57 
 2008-08-08   @CHW   L   7     6   4   4   3   2  0      95   48 
 2008-08-02    OAK   W   7     7   2   2   1   5  1     100   59 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.TBR    Has never faced TBR.
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   48-19   Road:   36-39   ExtrInn: 7-2 
 vsRHP:  63-47   vsLHP:  21-11   1-Run:  17-20
 vsEast: 30-26   vsCntrl:21-9    vsWest: 22-16 IL:11-7 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
142 Sun, Sep  7  @TEX  W   7-2       84-58  2nd  1.5 gb
141 Sat, Sep  6  @TEX  L   8-15      83-58  2nd  2.5 gb
140 Fri, Sep  5  @TEX  W   8-1       83-57  2nd  2.5 gb
139 Wed, Sep  3   BAL  W   5-4       82-57  2nd  3.0 gb
138 Tue, Sep  2   BAL  W  14-2       81-57  2nd  4.0 gb
137 Mon, Sep  1   BAL  W   7-4       80-57  2nd  5.0 gb
136 Sun, Aug 31   CHW  L   2-4       79-57  2nd  5.5 gb
135 Sat, Aug 30   CHW  W   8-2       79-56  2nd  4.5 gb
134 Fri, Aug 29   CHW  W   8-0       78-56  2nd  4.5 gb
133 Thu, Aug 28  @NYY  L   2-3       77-56  2nd  4.5 gb
 Last 10: 7-3    Last 20:13-7    Last 30:20-10
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Wed, Jul 02, 2008 TBR  7  BOS  6        W:Gary Glover (1-2), L: Craig Hansen (1-3), S: Dan Wheeler (3)
Tue, Jul 01, 2008 TBR  3  BOS  1        W:Matt Garza (7-4), L: Tim Wakefield (5-6), S: Grant Balfour (2)
Mon, Jun 30, 2008 TBR  5  BOS  4        W:James Shields (6-5), L: Justin Masterson (4-2), S: J.P. Howell (2)
Thu, Jun 05, 2008 BOS  7  TBR  1        W:Jon Lester (4-3), L: James Shields (4-4), S: none
Wed, Jun 04, 2008 BOS  5  TBR  1        W:Josh Beckett (6-4), L: Edwin Jackson (3-5), S: none
Tue, Jun 03, 2008 BOS  7  TBR  4        W:Justin Masterson (2-0), L: Matt Garza (4-2), S: Jonathan Papelbon (17)
Sun, May 04, 2008 BOS  7  TBR  3        W:Jon Lester (2-2), L: Scott Kazmir (0-1), S: Jonathan Papelbon (9)
Sat, May 03, 2008 BOS 12  TBR  4        W:Josh Beckett (3-2), L: James Shields (3-2), S: none
Fri, May 02, 2008 BOS  7  TBR  3        W:Clay Buchholz (2-2), L: Edwin Jackson (2-3), S: none
Sun, Apr 27, 2008 TBR  3  BOS  0        W:James Shields (3-1), L: Josh Beckett (2-2), S: none
Season Series: 2008 - Tied 6-6; 2007 - BOS won 13-5; 2006 - BOS won 10-9; All-Time - BOS leads 117-64

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  5.47

LAA  4.63

SDP  3.87

RA/G

TOR  3.82

NYY  4.57

TEX  5.97

BA

R. Furcal  .366

A. Casilla  .293

J. Towles  .143

OBP

A. Pujols  .466

O. Hudson  .367

T. Pena  .184

SLG

A. Pujols  .649

S. Drew  .485

T. Pena  .209

OPS

A. Pujols  1.116

M. Mora  .837

T. Pena  .393

ERA

C. Lee  2.28

M. Parra  4.03

C. Silva  6.53

K/9IP

T. Lincecum  10.22

M. Mussina  6.56

L. Hernandez  3.35

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Tampa Bay Rays Batters (4.67 RS/G) vs. Boston Red Sox Pitchers (4.24 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 31.Lester*
G/S/vB
17.Delcarmen
G/S/vB
43.Hansack
G/S/vB
48.Lopez*
G/S/vB
63.Masterson
G/S/vB
37.Okajima*
G/S/vB
58.Papelbon
G/S/vB
62.Pauley
G/S/vB
59.Smith
G/S/vB
50.Timlin
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
16.Aybar# G/S/vP 3/2.000 ··· ··· 1/2.000 3/2.000 1/.000 ··· ··· 1/no AB 1/.000 305/180 .256/.332/.421/.753 .854/.684 .779 103/.904 2/2 9/
5.Baldelli G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 ··· 2/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 11/.455 52/17 .326/.404/.609/1.013 1.062/.915 .922 48/1.060 0/0 3/
8.Bartlett G/S/vP 5/.800 8/1.292 ··· 4/1.250 6/.334 ··· 3/.000 ··· ··· 2/.000 424/296 .279/.317/.350/.668 .885/.573 .617 82/.902 18/5 1/
15.Floyd* G/S/vP 2/.000 ··· ··· 3/.000 3/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 3/5.000 242/232 .278/.355/.478/.834 .550/.845 .603 62/.964 1/0 10/
26.Gross* G/S/vP ··· 2/.000 ··· 3/.666 6/1.917 ··· 2/.000 ··· ··· 2/.000 331/270 .242/.341/.439/.780 .608/.821 .625 75/.910 4/2 12/
32.Hinske* G/S/vP 3/.000 2/.000 ··· 2/.000 6/.333 2/1.000 4/.750 3/1.167 ··· 15/1.067 387/333 .248/.331/.478/.809 .454/.866 .884 58/.722 9/3 19/
1.Iwamura* G/S/vP 19/.850 11/.808 ··· 4/.917 3/2.667 1/2.000 7/.000 ··· ··· 5/.650 632/434 .278/.349/.381/.730 .679/.754 .683 111/.707 6/5 5/
28.Jaso* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/1 .000/.000/.000/.000 /.000 .000 1/.000 0/0 0/
3.Longoria G/S/vP 6/.666 1/.000 ··· 1/no AB 6/.000 2/1.000 ··· ··· 1/no AB 1/no AB 435/314 .278/.352/.533/.885 .868/.891 .921 / 7/0 22/
30.Navarro# G/S/vP 7/.629 9/.444 ··· 3/.666 6/.167 2/.000 5/1.000 ··· ··· 3/1.000 401/293 .298/.352/.410/.762 .694/.795 .730 60/.674 0/4 6/
23.Pena* G/S/vP 15/1.166 4/1.750 ··· 6/1.500 6/2.267 3/.333 4/1.833 ··· 1/no AB 6/1.167 527/336 .245/.372/.487/.859 .674/.967 .852 111/.957 1/1 27/
38.Perez# G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 7/1 .143/.143/.143/.286 .333/.000 .286 7/.286 2/0 0/
9.Riggans G/S/vP 2/.500 2/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 152/82 .222/.287/.407/.694 .781/.623 .737 41/.520 0/0 6/
10.Ruggiano G/S/vP 3/1.334 ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 61/18 .186/.213/.271/.484 .519/.399 .308 28/.143 1/0 1/
2.Upton G/S/vP 18/.771 6/1.500 ··· 3/.000 7/1.429 4/.000 5/.200 ··· ··· 11/.495 604/420 .275/.384/.399/.784 .788/.781 .777 109/.834 42/15 8/
18.Zobrist# G/S/vP ··· 1/3.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 2/.000 ··· ··· 2/.000 171/100 .217/.298/.401/.700 .645/.738 .692 64/.638 3/0 7/
IP 181.2 63.0 53.0 78.2 55.0 59.2 8.1 14.0 43.2 TOTAL .262/.339/.421/.761 .724/.778 .727 .800 131/47 152/73
ERA-K/9 3.37/6.4 3.86/9.1 /0.0 2.72/5.4 3.20/6.9 2.95/8.3 1.66/10.3 8.64/7.6 5.79/6.4 5.56/5.4 3.98/7.4

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Navarro (38-21-6)
 Riggans (24-1-4)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 760/.264 266/.220 / 216/.250 327/.216 235/.230 231/.205 42/.359 56/.224 199/.295 .249  Upton
 Gross
 Hinske
 Ruggiano
 Riggans
 Baldelli
 Zobrist
 Perez
0/133/0/11
2/17/103/7
27/0/48/3
18/5/12/2
1/0/0/0
0/0/4/0
9/4/1/0
2/0/1/0
OPS .707 .646 .701 .681 .656 .515 .995 .801 .865 .713
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 230/.587 119/.596 / 113/.629 162/.791 100/.573 120/.525 21/1.246 28/.345 90/1.024 .719
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 530/.761 147/.687 / 103/.775 165/.578 135/.720 111/.505 21/.762 28/1.268 109/.730 .709
Home 388/.701 126/.559 / 126/.646 168/.738 111/.792 113/.433 30/.938 27/.379 85/.812 .726
Last 28d days 123/.770 60/.561 / 38/.515 51/.736 42/.628 40/.450 20/.926 25/1.186 52/1.059
HR/SB/CS 13/7/5 5/7/0 // 4/1/3 9/9/0 6/0/1 3/2/0 1/1/0 4/0/0 7/4/0 131/87/31
Usage ·····X·· X·X··o·X oo··o·o· ··X·X··X ··X····· o·····X· ·X···X·· oX···o·· ·X······
Boston Red Sox Batters (5.33 RS/G) vs. Tampa Bay Rays Pitchers (4.06 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 36.Jackson
G/S/vB
50.Balfour
G/S/vB
53.Bradford
G/S/vB
49.Hammel
G/S/vB
39.Howell*
G/S/vB
57.Miller*
G/S/vB
40.Percival
G/S/vB
52.Salas
G/S/vB
35.Wheeler
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
55.Bailey G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 40/22 .303/.425/.515/.940 1.076/.807 1.119 32/1.045 0/0 2/
44.Bay G/S/vP 6/.533 1/.000 6/1.667 1/5.000 ··· 3/1.167 1/.000 ··· 20/.372 606/466 .288/.371/.519/.890 .839/.904 .917 104/.868 10/0 27/
22.Casey* G/S/vP 7/.286 1/.000 2/2.000 3/.666 2/1.000 7/.629 ··· ··· 5/1.000 188/157 .345/.404/.421/.825 .971/.796 .992 24/.606 1/0 0/
30.Cash G/S/vP ··· ··· 3/.666 ··· 1/2.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 1/2.000 139/105 .230/.295/.333/.628 .953/.527 .605 24/.619 0/0 2/
13.Cora* G/S/vP 10/.777 3/1.000 ··· 4/1.500 2/1.000 3/1.167 5/1.100 1/.000 2/2.500 151/130 .295/.387/.372/.759 .731/.764 .853 64/.814 1/0 0/
10.Crisp# G/S/vP 19/.839 8/.625 6/1.467 6/.750 7/.714 5/.000 5/.000 1/.000 2/.500 362/274 .284/.344/.416/.759 .778/.752 .759 80/.974 19/6 7/
46.Ellsbury* G/S/vP 15/.967 2/.000 2/1.000 3/2.000 3/.666 5/1.267 ··· 1/2.000 2/.000 536/411 .263/.327/.363/.690 .702/.687 .757 101/.629 44/8 7/
11.Kotsay* G/S/vP 2/.500 ··· ··· ··· ··· 2/.000 3/.000 ··· 1/3.000 381/271 .287/.337/.423/.760 .634/.813 .833 74/.853 2/3 6/
25.Lowell G/S/vP 19/.763 6/1.500 11/.489 7/.858 3/1.667 1/.000 2/1.500 3/.667 15/.445 436/343 .277/.339/.462/.801 .891/.777 .789 18/1.233 2/2 15/
12.Lowrie# G/S/vP 3/1.167 ··· ··· ··· 2/1.000 1/no AB ··· ··· ··· 232/163 .279/.357/.437/.793 .993/.707 .854 103/.844 0/0 2/
34.Ortiz* G/S/vP 17/1.465 2/1.000 2/.000 8/1.625 6/.834 11/.273 13/.413 2/2.500 9/.708 420/324 .270/.381/.489/.870 .644/.938 1.025 106/1.062 1/0 18/
15.Pedroia G/S/vP 14/.955 3/.000 4/1.000 4/1.250 5/.933 3/.000 ··· 2/1.000 4/.000 647/495 .330/.378/.501/.878 .950/.856 .920 117/1.171 17/1 17/
28.Ross G/S/vP ··· 1/no AB 2/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 3/.000 ··· 3/.667 175/95 .235/.382/.368/.750 .650/.831 .841 2/1.000 0/1 3/
33.Varitek# G/S/vP 14/.368 7/.143 20/1.017 5/1.200 4/.500 8/.625 7/.810 ··· 6/.833 436/338 .229/.319/.372/.691 .839/.648 .710 79/.845 0/1 12/
20.Youkilis G/S/vP 17/.508 4/1.500 8/1.071 7/.453 6/1.167 2/.500 2/1.000 3/2.667 4/1.583 546/444 .314/.385/.563/.948 1.037/.929 1.000 85/1.002 3/4 25/
IP 159.1 47.2 52.1 72.2 78.0 37.0 40.1 4.1 61.1 TOTAL .285/.362/.452/.814 .857/.801 .861 .901 109/28 154/75
ERA-K/9 4.07/5.2 1.70/13.2 2.06/2.9 4.71/5.1 2.54/9.3 4.38/9.2 4.91/8.0 10.38/14.7 2.49/7.0 3.76/7.1

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Cash (34-15-13)
 Ross (24-10-6)
 Varitek (53-16-4)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 687/.269 184/.138 213/.275 325/.279 325/.199 162/.248 168/.181 19/.294 239/.177 .245  Bay
 Ellsbury
 Kotsay
 Crisp
 Bailey
 Youkilis
137/0/0/6
55/57/29/4
0/84/6/3
0/101/0/3
3/0/1/0
0/0/2/0
OPS .775 .449 .640 .812 .599 .690 .712 .839 .571 .709
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 335/.770 69/.422 68/.785 145/.867 118/.542 96/.600 82/.719 8/1.292 93/.599 .718
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 352/.777 115/.465 145/.576 180/.768 207/.630 66/.820 86/.705 11/.545 146/.553 .701
Road 334/.775 99/.485 108/.578 188/.837 155/.679 66/.813 70/.833 4/.833 126/.639 .765
Last 28d days 103/.861 55/.641 43/.539 51/1.059 49/.586 30/.593 16/1.600 19/.839 40/.406
HR/SB/CS 19/10/4 2/2/1 2/2/3 11/10/1 6/10/1 1/0/2 9/5/1 0/0/0 8/1/1 136/66/24
Usage ····X··· ·XX·X··· ·X·oo··· ···X·X·X ·oo·X··· ···o·X·o ·o··X··· ····oo·· oo·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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