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Game Preview: TBR @ BOS, 7:05pm, Tuesday, September 9, 2008 @Fenway Park II

Tampa Bay Rays, 85-57, 1st, ½ up

SP: Scott Kazmir (24, LHP, 11-6, 2.99)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. BOS Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (11-6)           132.1 101  46  44  60 147 14    2.99      
 2007 (13-9)           206.2 196  91  80  89 239 18    3.48      
 2006 (10-8)           144.2 132  59  52  52 163 15    3.24      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         3-1  37.1  26  14  14  25  42  6    3.38   55 
 2008-09-04    NYY   W   6     1   0   0   5   7  0      98   72 
 2008-08-29    BAL   W   5.1   3   0   0   3   6  0     102   65 
 2008-08-23   @CHW  ND   6     4   3   3   2   7  2     108   57 
 2008-08-17   @TEX   W   6     4   2   2   4   7  1     114   59 
 2008-08-12   @OAK   L   5     2   2   2   2   6  1      97   59 
 2008-08-06    CLE  ND   4.1   9   5   5   3   4  2      97   26 
 2008-08-01    DET  ND   4.2   3   2   2   6   5  0     110   49 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.BOS      1-3  26.2  29  17  15  17  35  2    5.06   48 
 2008-07-02    BOS  ND   5     7   4   4   4   3  1     107   36 
 2008-05-04   @BOS   L   4     6   4   3   3   5  0      90   38 
 2007-09-21    BOS   L   5     4   3   2   4   9  0      91   54 
 2007-09-10   @BOS   W   7     5   0   0   2  10  0     118   75 
 2007-08-20    BOS   L   5.2   7   6   6   4   8  1     108   35 
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   53-21   Road:   32-36   ExtrInn: 8-6 
 vsRHP:  61-36   vsLHP:  24-21   1-Run:  26-16
 vsEast: 34-26   vsCntrl:17-13   vsWest: 22-12 IL:12-6 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
142 Mon, Sep  8  @BOS  L   0-3       85-57  1st  0.5 up
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
 Last 10: 4-6    Last 20:11-9    Last 30:18-12
Boston Red Sox, 85-58, 2nd, ½ GB, 7 up in WC

SP: Daisuke Matsuzaka (27, RHP, 16-2, 2.88)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. TBR Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (16-2)           146.2 111  51  47  84 131 10    2.88      
 2007 (15-12)          204.2 191 100 100  80 201 25    4.40      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         5-0  46    34  14  13  22  45  3    2.54   61 
 2008-09-03    BAL  ND   6     4   4   3   4   7  0     112   53 
 2008-08-29    CHW   W   8     2   0   0   2   7  0     104   83 
 2008-08-24   @TOR  ND   6     8   5   5   1   8  2     105   43 
 2008-08-19   @BAL   W   5     6   2   2   5   6  0     105   48 
 2008-08-14    TEX   W   7     6   0   0   5   5  0     111   65 
 2008-08-09   @CHW   W   8     4   1   1   3   4  0     106   71 
 2008-08-03    OAK   W   6     4   2   2   2   8  1     105   62 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.TBR    Has never faced TBR.
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   49-19   Road:   36-39   ExtrInn: 7-2 
 vsRHP:  64-47   vsLHP:  21-11   1-Run:  17-20
 vsEast: 31-26   vsCntrl:21-9    vsWest: 22-16 IL:11-7 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
143 Mon, Sep  8   TBR  W   3-0       85-58  2nd  0.5 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
 Last 10: 8-2    Last 20:14-6    Last 30:21-9 
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Mon, Sep 08, 2008 BOS  3  TBR  0        W:Jon Lester (14-5), L: Edwin Jackson (11-10), S: Jonathan Papelbon (36)
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
Season Series: 2008 - BOS leads 7-6; 2007 - BOS won 13-5; 2006 - BOS won 10-9; All-Time - BOS leads 118-64

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

FLA  4.63

SDP  3.88

RA/G

TOR  3.82

CLE  4.61

TEX  5.97

BA

R. Furcal  .366

J. Dye  .293

J. Towles  .141

OBP

A. Pujols  .466

O. Hudson  .367

T. Pena  .184

SLG

A. Pujols  .649

N. Markakis  .484

T. Pena  .209

OPS

A. Pujols  1.116

B. Giles  .838

T. Pena  .393

ERA

C. Lee  2.28

M. Parra  4.03

C. Silva  6.53

K/9IP

T. Lincecum  10.19

J. Lester  6.56

L. Hernandez  3.35

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Tampa Bay Rays Batters (4.63 RS/G) vs. Boston Red Sox Pitchers (4.21 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 18.Matsuzaka
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 ··· ··· ··· 1/2.000 3/2.000 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 1/no AB 1/.000 309/181 .253/.328/.415/.743 .833/.680 .758 107/.867 2/2 9/
5.Baldelli G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 ··· 2/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 11/.455 56/18 .300/.375/.560/.935 .970/.863 .826 52/.972 0/0 3/
8.Bartlett G/S/vP 6/.000 8/1.292 ··· 4/1.250 6/.334 ··· 3/.000 ··· ··· 2/.000 427/296 .282/.320/.353/.673 .895/.573 .628 85/.918 18/5 1/
15.Floyd* G/S/vP 2/.500 ··· ··· 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 ··· 3/.000 ··· ··· 2/.000 335/271 .239/.337/.433/.770 .579/.818 .609 79/.860 4/2 12/
32.Hinske* G/S/vP 2/.500 2/.000 ··· 2/.000 6/.333 2/1.000 5/1.000 3/1.167 ··· 15/1.067 388/334 .250/.332/.480/.812 .454/.869 .891 59/.744 9/3 19/
1.Iwamura* G/S/vP 20/.789 11/.808 ··· 4/.917 3/2.667 1/2.000 7/.000 ··· ··· 5/.650 636/434 .279/.350/.381/.731 .682/.754 .685 115/.712 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 2/1.000 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 14/.528 9/.444 ··· 3/.666 6/.167 2/.000 6/.834 ··· ··· 3/1.000 405/294 .298/.353/.410/.763 .707/.793 .732 64/.684 0/4 6/
23.Pena* G/S/vP 18/1.059 4/1.750 ··· 6/1.500 6/2.267 3/.333 4/1.833 ··· 1/no AB 6/1.167 531/336 .245/.371/.487/.858 .676/.967 .850 115/.949 1/1 27/
38.Perez# G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 10/1 .100/.100/.100/.200 .222/.000 .200 10/.200 2/0 0/
9.Riggans G/S/vP ··· 2/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 152/82 .222/.287/.407/.694 .781/.623 .737 41/.520 0/0 6/
10.Ruggiano G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 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 15/.508 6/1.500 ··· 3/.000 7/1.429 4/.000 5/.200 ··· ··· 11/.495 606/420 .274/.383/.398/.781 .779/.781 .771 111/.818 42/15 8/
18.Zobrist# G/S/vP 3/.000 1/3.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 2/.000 ··· ··· 2/.000 173/100 .222/.306/.405/.712 .674/.738 .713 66/.671 3/0 7/
IP 146.2 63.0 53.0 78.2 55.0 61.0 8.1 14.0 43.2 TOTAL .261/.339/.420/.759 .721/.777 .725 .790 131/47 152/73
ERA-K/9 2.88/8.0 3.86/9.1 /0.0 2.72/5.4 3.20/6.9 2.95/8.3 1.62/10.5 8.64/7.6 5.79/6.4 5.56/5.4 3.96/7.4

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Navarro (39-23-6)
 Riggans (24-1-4)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 624/.210 266/.220 / 216/.250 327/.216 235/.230 236/.204 42/.359 56/.224 199/.295 .249  Upton
 Gross
 Hinske
 Ruggiano
 Riggans
 Baldelli
 Zobrist
 Perez
0/134/0/12
2/17/104/8
27/0/48/3
18/5/12/2
1/0/0/0
0/0/4/0
10/4/1/0
3/1/1/0
OPS .643 .646 .701 .681 .656 .513 .995 .801 .865 .712
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 320/.724 119/.596 / 113/.629 162/.791 100/.573 124/.524 21/1.246 28/.345 90/1.024 .718
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 304/.561 147/.687 / 103/.775 165/.578 135/.720 112/.501 21/.762 28/1.268 109/.730 .708
Home 356/.694 126/.559 / 126/.646 168/.738 111/.792 118/.432 30/.938 27/.379 85/.812 .723
Last 28d days 134/.637 60/.561 / 38/.515 51/.736 42/.628 42/.476 20/.926 25/1.186 52/1.059
HR/SB/CS 10/13/5 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· ·oo··o·o ···X·X·· ···X···· Xo·····X ··X···X· ·oX···o· ··X·····
Boston Red Sox Batters (5.31 RS/G) vs. Tampa Bay Rays Pitchers (4.06 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 19.Kazmir*
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 6/1.100 1/.000 6/1.667 1/5.000 ··· 3/1.167 1/.000 ··· 20/.372 609/469 .290/.373/.526/.898 .839/.914 .933 103/.931 10/0 28/
54.Carter* G/S/vP ··· 1/2.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 3/3 .667/.667/.667/1.333 /1.333 1.333 / 0/0 0/
22.Casey* G/S/vP ··· 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/.333 ··· 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 9/.536 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 29/.691 8/.625 6/1.467 6/.750 7/.714 5/.000 5/.000 1/.000 2/.500 365/277 .291/.349/.421/.770 .778/.766 .784 78/1.070 20/7 7/
7.Drew* G/S/vP 8/.679 5/.400 7/.762 3/.666 8/1.125 9/1.625 ··· 3/2.667 10/.200 451/358 .280/.408/.522/.930 .937/.928 .933 20/.476 4/1 19/
46.Ellsbury* G/S/vP 12/.583 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 97/.598 44/8 7/
11.Kotsay* G/S/vP 9/.444 ··· ··· ··· 1/2.000 2/.000 3/.000 ··· 1/3.000 385/274 .290/.341/.425/.766 .646/.817 .844 78/.880 2/3 6/
25.Lowell G/S/vP 34/.772 6/1.500 11/.489 7/.858 3/1.667 1/.000 2/1.500 3/.667 15/.445 439/346 .275/.337/.458/.795 .891/.770 .775 17/1.099 2/2 15/
12.Lowrie# G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· 2/1.000 1/no AB ··· ··· ··· 235/166 .275/.352/.430/.782 .993/.693 .828 102/.805 0/0 2/
34.Ortiz* G/S/vP 42/.583 2/1.000 2/.000 8/1.625 7/.714 11/.273 13/.413 2/2.500 9/.708 424/327 .270/.380/.489/.868 .636/.938 1.019 110/1.050 1/0 18/
15.Pedroia G/S/vP 25/1.619 3/.000 4/1.000 4/1.250 6/.750 3/.000 ··· 2/1.000 4/.000 651/498 .328/.375/.497/.873 .944/.851 .907 117/1.171 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 35/.640 7/.143 20/1.017 5/1.200 4/.500 8/.625 7/.810 ··· 6/.833 439/341 .227/.317/.370/.686 .839/.642 .698 78/.857 0/1 12/
20.Youkilis G/S/vP 37/.591 4/1.500 8/1.071 7/.453 6/1.167 2/.500 2/1.000 3/2.667 4/1.583 549/447 .315/.386/.563/.949 1.037/.930 1.002 84/1.035 3/5 25/
IP 132.1 47.2 52.1 72.2 79.0 37.0 40.1 4.1 61.1 TOTAL .285/.362/.452/.814 .856/.802 .861 .910 110/30 155/75
ERA-K/9 2.99/10.0 1.70/13.2 2.06/2.9 4.71/5.1 2.51/9.3 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 552/.210 184/.138 213/.275 325/.279 328/.200 162/.248 168/.181 19/.294 239/.177 .245  Bay
 Drew
 Ellsbury
 Kotsay
 Crisp
 Carter
 Bailey
 Youkilis
138/0/0/6
0/1/104/6
55/57/29/4
0/84/7/3
0/102/0/3
1/0/0/0
3/0/1/0
0/0/2/0
OPS .674 .449 .640 .812 .600 .690 .712 .839 .571 .709
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 122/.472 69/.422 68/.785 145/.867 120/.551 96/.600 82/.719 8/1.292 93/.599 .719
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 430/.734 115/.465 145/.576 180/.768 208/.627 66/.820 86/.705 11/.545 146/.553 .702
Road 267/.743 99/.485 108/.578 188/.837 158/.679 66/.813 70/.833 4/.833 126/.639 .765
Last 28d days 115/.599 55/.641 43/.539 51/1.059 52/.591 30/.593 16/1.600 19/.839 40/.406
HR/SB/CS 14/7/2 2/2/1 2/2/3 11/10/1 6/10/2 1/0/2 9/5/1 0/0/0 8/1/1 137/67/26
Usage ····X··· ··XX·X·· ··X·oo·· ····X·X· X·oo·X·· ····o·X· ··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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