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Game Preview: TBR @ BOS, 4:37pm, Monday, October 13, 2008 @Fenway Park II

Tampa Bay Rays, 97-65, 1st, 2 up

SP: Matt Garza (24, RHP, 11-9, 3.70)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. BOS Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (11-9)           184.2 170  83  76  59 128 19    3.70      
 2007 (5-7)             83    96  44  34  32  67  8    3.69      
 2006 (3-6)             50    62  33  32  23  38  6    5.76      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 10 GS        2-3  61.2  58  30  28  23  48  6    4.09   52 
 2008-10-05    CHW   L   6     7   5   5   4   4  0      95   38 
 2008-09-27    DET  ND   5     4   3   3   2   3  1      74   48 
 2008-09-17    BOS  ND   4.2   5   3   3   2   3  2      75   43 
 2008-09-13    NYY  ND   5     6   3   3   3   3  1      83   43 
 2008-09-07    TOR   L   7     6   1   1   1   7  0     100   67 
 2008-09-02    NYY   L   5     5   6   4   1   2  1     100   38 
 2008-08-27    TOR   W   7.2   6   0   0   3   5  0     115   69 
 2008-08-20    LAA  ND   6.2   7   4   4   4   7  0     109   47 
 2008-08-15    TEX   W   9     2   0   0   2   9  0     119   90 
 2008-08-09    SEA  ND   5.2  10   5   5   1   5  1      97   33 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 8 v.BOS      3-1  32.2  30  18  14  13  19  4    3.86   49 
 2008-09-17    BOS  ND   4.2   5   3   3   2   3  2      75   43 
 2008-07-01    BOS   W   7     5   1   0   0   3  0     102   68 
 2008-06-03    BOS   L   5.1   6   7   5   2   3  2      96   33 
 2008-04-25    BOS  ND   5     5   3   3   3   1  0      84   43 
 2007-09-30    BOS   W   5     4   1   0   3   5  0     109   59 
 2006-09-19    BOS   W   5.2   5   3   3   3   4  0      93   48 
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   57-24   Road:   40-41   ExtrInn:10-6 
 vsRHP:  72-41   vsLHP:  25-24   1-Run:  29-18
 vsEast: 43-29   vsCntrl:20-18   vsWest: 22-12 IL:12-6 

Last 20 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
  6 Sat, Oct 11   BOS  W   9-8 (11)    -               
  5 Fri, Oct 10   BOS  L   0-2         -               
  4 Mon, Oct  6  @CHW  W   6-2         -               
  3 Sun, Oct  5  @CHW  L   3-5         -               
  2 Fri, Oct  3   CHW  W   6-2         -               
  1 Thu, Oct  2   CHW  W   6-4         -               
162 Sun, Sep 28  @DET  W   8-7 (11)  97-65  1st  2.0 up
161 Sat, Sep 27  @DET  L   3-4       96-65  1st  1.5 up
160 Fri, Sep 26  @DET  L   4-6       96-64  1st  2.0 up
159 Thu, Sep 25  @DET  L   5-7       96-63  1st  2.0 up
158 Wed, Sep 24  @BAL  W  11-6       96-62  1st  3.0 up
157 Tue, Sep 23  @BAL  W   7-5       95-62  1st  3.0 up
156 Tue, Sep 23  @BAL  W   5-2       94-62  1st  3.0 up
155 Mon, Sep 22  @BAL  W   4-2       93-62  1st  2.5 up
154 Sun, Sep 21   MIN  L   1-4       92-62  1st  1.5 up
153 Sat, Sep 20   MIN  W   7-2       92-61  1st  2.5 up
152 Fri, Sep 19   MIN  W  11-1       91-61  1st  1.5 up
151 Thu, Sep 18   MIN  L   8-11      90-61  1st  1.5 up
150 Wed, Sep 17   BOS  W  10-3       90-60  1st  2.0 up
149 Tue, Sep 16   BOS  W   2-1       89-60  1st  1.0 up
 Last 10: 5-5    Last 20:13-7    Last 30:16-14
Boston Red Sox, 95-67, 2nd, 2 GB, 7½ up in WC

SP: Jon Lester (24, LHP, 16-6, 3.21)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. TBR Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (16-6)           210.1 202  78  75  66 152 14    3.21      
 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 10 GS        6-2  63.2  53  18  17  19  54  3    2.40   60 
 2008-10-06    LAA  ND   7     4   0   0   2   4  0     109   71 
 2008-10-01    LAA   W   7     6   1   0   1   7  0     117   69 
 2008-09-25    CLE   W   6     2   1   1   1   4  0      86   67 
 2008-09-20    TOR   L   7     8   5   5   3   4  0     102   42 
 2008-09-14    TOR   W   8     4   1   1   2   6  1     103   74 
 2008-09-08    TBR   W   7.2   6   0   0   3   9  0     119   73 
 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 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 8 v.TBR    Has never faced TBR.
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   56-25   Road:   39-42   ExtrInn: 8-3 
 vsRHP:  70-54   vsLHP:  25-13   1-Run:  22-23
 vsEast: 38-34   vsCntrl:24-10   vsWest: 22-16 IL:11-7 

Last 20 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
  6 Sat, Oct 11  @TBR  L   8-9 (11)    -               
  5 Fri, Oct 10  @TBR  W   2-0         -               
  4 Mon, Oct  6   LAA  W   3-2         -               
  3 Sun, Oct  5   LAA  L   4-5 (12)    -               
  2 Fri, Oct  3  @LAA  W   7-5         -               
  1 Wed, Oct  1  @LAA  W   4-1         -               
162 Sun, Sep 28   NYY  W   4-3 (10)  95-67  2nd  2.0 gb
161 Sun, Sep 28   NYY  L   2-6       94-67  2nd  2.0 gb
160 Fri, Sep 26   NYY  L   8-19      94-66  2nd  2.0 gb
159 Thu, Sep 25   CLE  W   6-1       94-65  2nd  2.0 gb
158 Wed, Sep 24   CLE  W   5-4       93-65  2nd  3.0 gb
157 Tue, Sep 23   CLE  W   5-4       92-65  2nd  3.0 gb
156 Mon, Sep 22   CLE  L   3-4       91-65  2nd  2.5 gb
155 Sun, Sep 21  @TOR  W   3-0       91-64  2nd  1.5 gb
154 Sat, Sep 20  @TOR  L   3-6       90-64  2nd  2.5 gb
153 Fri, Sep 19  @TOR  W   4-3       90-63  2nd  1.5 gb
152 Wed, Sep 17  @TBR  L   3-10      89-63  2nd  2.0 gb
151 Tue, Sep 16  @TBR  L   1-2       89-62  2nd  1.0 gb
150 Mon, Sep 15  @TBR  W  13-5       89-61  1st    Tied
149 Sun, Sep 14   TOR  W   4-3       88-61  2nd  1.0 gb
 Last 10: 6-4    Last 20:12-8    Last 30:18-12
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Sat, Oct 11, 2008 TBR  9  BOS  8 (11)   W:David Price , L: Mike Timlin , S: none
Fri, Oct 10, 2008 BOS  2 @TBR  0    W:Daisuke Matsuzaka , L: James Shields , S: Jonathan Papelbon 
Wed, Sep 17, 2008 TBR 10  BOS  3    W:Grant Balfour , L: Tim Wakefield , S: none
Tue, Sep 16, 2008 TBR  2  BOS  1    W:Dan Wheeler , L: Justin Masterson , S: none
Mon, Sep 15, 2008 BOS 13 @TBR  5    W:Daisuke Matsuzaka , L: Scott Kazmir , S: none
Wed, Sep 10, 2008 TBR  4 @BOS  2 (14)   W:Trever Miller , L: Mike Timlin , S: Jason Hammel 
Tue, Sep 09, 2008 TBR  5 @BOS  4    W:Dan Wheeler , L: Jonathan Papelbon , S: Troy Percival 
Mon, Sep 08, 2008 BOS  3  TBR  0    W:Jon Lester , L: Edwin Jackson , S: Jonathan Papelbon 
Wed, Jul 02, 2008 TBR  7  BOS  6    W:Gary Glover , L: Craig Hansen , S: Dan Wheeler 
Tue, Jul 01, 2008 TBR  3  BOS  1    W:Matt Garza , L: Tim Wakefield , S: Grant Balfour 
Season Series: 2008 - TBR leads 10-8; 2007 - BOS won 13-5; 2006 - BOS won 10-9; All-Time - BOS leads 119-68
Totals exclude the postseason.

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.
Post - PA and OPS in the current postseason.
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  5.56

ATL  4.65

SDP  3.93

RA/G

TOR  3.77

HOU  4.61

TEX  5.97

BA

C. Jones  .364

S. Victorino  .293

J. Towles  .137

OBP

C. Jones  .470

J. Votto  .368

T. Pena  .189

SLG

A. Pujols  .653

G. Dobbs  .491

T. Pena  .209

OPS

A. Pujols  1.114

J. Cust  .851

T. Pena  .398

ERA

J. Santana  2.53

A. Cook  3.96

N. Robertson  6.35

K/9IP

T. Lincecum  10.51

V. Padilla  6.68

L. Hernandez  3.35

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Note: That all pitcher-batter matchups contain both regular and postseason meetings.
Tampa Bay Rays Batters (4.78 RS/G) vs. Boston Red Sox Pitchers (4.28 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 31.Lester*
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/RHRdSB/CSHR/E
16.Aybar# G/S/vP 6/1.000 1/.000 3/2.000 4/1.250 3/.000 3/.000 2/.000 362/222 .253/.327/.410/.737 .794/.702 .734 2/2 10/
5.Baldelli G/S/vP 3/.000 1/.000 3/.000 1/.000 1/.000 1/.000 12/.583 90/35 .263/.344/.475/.819 .882/.723 .791 0/0 4/
8.Bartlett G/S/vP 8/1.000 12/1.000 4/1.250 9/.583 1/.000 4/.000 4/.000 494/351 .286/.329/.361/.690 .919/.597 .662 20/6 1/
13.Crawford* G/S/vP 15/.553 6/2.233 8/1.125 3/.000 5/.400 12/.523 21/.488 482/331 .273/.319/.400/.718 .641/.754 .628 25/7 8/
15.Floyd* G/S/vP 2/.000 ··· 4/.000 4/.250 ··· 1/.000 3/5.000 284/272 .268/.349/.455/.804 .450/.819 .570 1/0 11/
26.Gross* G/S/vP 3/.000 6/.500 5/.400 7/1.571 ··· 4/.000 2/.000 399/326 .238/.336/.414/.750 .585/.789 .598 4/2 13/
41.Hernandez G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 15/10 .200/.200/.200/.400 .400/.400 .364 0/0 0/
1.Iwamura* G/S/vP 23/.847 14/.619 6/.833 5/1.850 2/1.000 7/.000 7/.971 707/489 .274/.349/.380/.729 .668/.756 .676 8/6 6/
24.Johnson* G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 1/2.000 ··· 3/.000 1/5.000 1/.000 29/18 .192/.276/.423/.699 .384/.866 .722 0/0 2/
3.Longoria G/S/vP 6/.666 2/.000 1/no AB 8/.000 3/.666 1/.000 1/no AB 508/371 .272/.343/.531/.874 .830/.890 .877 7/0 27/
30.Navarro# G/S/vP 10/.786 12/.334 4/.500 8/.393 4/.000 8/1.000 4/1.167 470/344 .295/.349/.407/.757 .726/.777 .725 0/4 7/
23.Pena* G/S/vP 19/1.066 6/1.500 8/1.125 7/2.314 7/.619 5/1.400 7/1.714 607/392 .247/.377/.494/.871 .654/.994 .831 1/1 31/
38.Perez# G/S/vP 3/.000 2/.000 3/1.167 1/no AB ··· 1/3.000 ··· 72/38 .250/.348/.433/.781 .872/.590 .792 5/0 3/
2.Upton G/S/vP 20/.689 7/1.286 3/.000 8/1.250 4/.000 5/.200 12/.472 639/442 .274/.384/.402/.786 .824/.769 .769 44/16 9/
18.Zobrist# G/S/vP 2/2.000 3/1.000 2/1.500 ··· 2/.500 2/.000 4/.500 227/134 .253/.339/.505/.844 .804/.867 .930 3/0 12/
IP 210.1 74.1 59.1 88.1 62.0 69.1 49.1 TOTAL .260/.340/.422/.762 .726/.778 .728 142/50 180/90
ERA-K/9 3.21/6.5 3.27/8.7 2.43/5.8 3.16/6.9 2.61/8.7 2.34/10.0 5.66/5.8 4.01/7.4

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Hernandez (3-0-0)
 Navarro (45-28-6)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 874/.256 307/.205 247/.245 365/.216 258/.212 273/.223 227/.302 .250  Upton
 Gross
 Crawford
 Perez
 Zobrist
 Baldelli
 Johnson
0/143/0/16
2/18/121/8
108/1/0/2
8/15/2/1
14/5/2/1
1/0/6/0
1/0/0/0
OPS .688 .605 .699 .674 .612 .561 .891 .713
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 253/.571 142/.544 131/.587 178/.787 110/.547 145/.606 105/1.047 .723
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 621/.737 165/.658 116/.818 187/.572 148/.661 128/.511 122/.750 .704
Home 470/.664 157/.532 151/.648 197/.686 127/.722 147/.536 110/.887 .724
HR/SB/CS 14/8/5 5/7/0 4/1/3 10/9/1 6/0/1 4/2/0 9/6/0 147/96/32
Usage ······X· ·X····oX ·o·····X ·Xo···XX ·Xo···oX ·Xo····X ·X······
Boston Red Sox Batters (5.22 RS/G) vs. Tampa Bay Rays Pitchers (4.14 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 22.Garza
G/S/vB
50.Balfour
G/S/vB
53.Bradford
G/S/vB
39.Howell*
G/S/vB
57.Miller*
G/S/vB
14.Price*
G/S/vB
35.Wheeler
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmSB/CSHR/E
44.Bay G/S/vP ··· 3/1.666 8/1.500 1/.000 3/1.167 ··· 24/.589 670/507 .286/.373/.522/.895 .852/.907 .913 10/0 31/
22.Casey* G/S/vP 12/.350 2/.000 3/2.000 2/1.000 7/.629 ··· 5/1.000 218/179 .322/.381/.392/.773 .818/.762 .909 1/0 0/
30.Cash G/S/vP 6/.583 ··· 3/.666 1/2.000 ··· ··· 1/2.000 162/119 .225/.309/.338/.647 .886/.562 .632 0/0 3/
13.Cora* G/S/vP 3/.000 3/1.000 ··· 4/.500 3/1.167 ··· 2/2.500 179/149 .270/.371/.349/.719 .619/.741 .788 1/1 0/
10.Crisp# G/S/vP 10/.422 11/.455 8/1.339 8/.625 5/.000 1/.000 3/1.667 409/306 .283/.344/.407/.751 .791/.737 .764 20/7 7/
7.Drew* G/S/vP 8/1.700 6/.500 7/.762 8/1.125 9/1.625 1/no AB 12/.166 456/362 .280/.408/.519/.927 .926/.927 .927 4/1 19/
46.Ellsbury* G/S/vP 14/.962 3/.000 3/.666 7/.572 5/1.267 1/.000 3/.000 609/458 .280/.336/.394/.729 .728/.729 .790 50/11 9/
11.Kotsay* G/S/vP 2/.000 4/.000 1/.000 4/1.417 3/.000 1/.000 2/1.500 436/305 .276/.329/.403/.732 .629/.777 .793 2/4 6/
12.Lowrie# G/S/vP 3/.000 5/.200 1/.000 3/1.167 2/.500 ··· 4/.250 306/212 .258/.339/.400/.739 .934/.653 .780 1/0 2/
34.Ortiz* G/S/vP 11/1.073 4/.500 6/.750 12/.582 12/.349 ··· 11/.573 491/370 .264/.369/.507/.877 .741/.921 .977 1/0 23/
15.Pedroia G/S/vP 15/.553 3/.000 6/1.500 10/.667 3/.000 ··· 7/.000 726/545 .326/.376/.493/.869 .903/.857 .911 20/1 17/
28.Ross G/S/vP ··· 1/no AB 2/.000 1/.000 2/.000 ··· 3/.667 182/99 .225/.369/.352/.721 .632/.793 .789 0/1 3/
33.Varitek# G/S/vP 5/.650 11/.182 23/1.036 4/.500 8/.625 ··· 6/.833 483/372 .220/.313/.359/.672 .863/.616 .663 0/1 13/
20.Youkilis G/S/vP 14/.297 5/1.850 10/1.056 10/1.171 2/.500 ··· 8/1.175 621/492 .312/.390/.569/.958 1.009/.946 1.019 3/5 29/
IP 184.2 58.1 59.1 89.1 43.1 14.0 66.1 TOTAL .280/.358/.447/.805 .849/.792 .840 120/35 173/85
ERA-K/9 3.70/6.2 1.54/12.7 2.12/2.6 2.22/9.3 4.15/9.1 1.93/7.7 3.12/7.2 3.82/7.1

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Cash (38-16-14)
 Ross (26-10-6)
 Varitek (56-16-4)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 772/.245 224/.143 241/.273 370/.194 187/.242 57/.176 264/.183 .246  Bay
 Drew
 Ellsbury
 Crisp
 Kotsay
 Youkilis
154/0/0/8
0/1/106/6
58/66/36/4
0/114/0/4
0/84/19/3
0/0/2/0
OPS .683 .463 .653 .579 .687 .501 .608 .715
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 371/.720 93/.364 80/.798 138/.534 106/.612 20/.358 103/.669 .712
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 401/.648 131/.534 161/.585 232/.605 81/.783 37/.583 161/.570 .717
Road 387/.741 123/.512 129/.619 185/.633 87/.770 54/.491 146/.636 .763
HR/SB/CS 19/5/1 3/2/1 3/3/4 6/10/3 2/0/2 1/0/0 10/1/1 166/76/31
Usage ·······X ·XX···X· ·X·····X ·Xo···X· ·o·····o ·oo····· ·X······

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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