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Game Preview: TBR @ BOS, 8:07pm, Thursday, October 16, 2008 @Fenway Park II

Tampa Bay Rays, 97-65, 1st, 2 up

SP: Scott Kazmir (24, LHP, 12-8, 3.49)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. BOS Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (12-8)           152.1 123  61  59  70 166 23    3.49      
 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 10 GS        5-2  53    48  27  27  29  52 15    4.58   50 
 2008-10-11    BOS  ND   4.1   6   5   5   3   2  3      98   30 
 2008-10-03    CHW   W   5.1   8   2   2   2   4  0      98   46 
 2008-09-25    DET   L   5     6   4   4   2   8  4     102   45 
 2008-09-20    MIN   W   6     5   0   0   1   5  0      93   66 
 2008-09-15    BOS   L   3     6   9   9   4   2  4      72    9 
 2008-09-09    BOS  ND   6     5   2   2   3   4  1     108   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 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 8 v.BOS      1-4  41.2  44  28  26  27  49  7    5.62   46 
 2008-09-15    BOS   L   3     6   9   9   4   2  4      72    9 
 2008-09-09    BOS  ND   6     5   2   2   3   4  1     108   55 
 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 
 2007-08-14    BOS  ND   6     4   0   0   3   8  0      95   69 
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:  0-0    vsCntrl: 0-0    vsWest:  0-0  IL:12-6 

Last 20 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
  8 Tue, Oct 14  @BOS  W  13-4         -               
  7 Mon, Oct 13  @BOS  W   9-1         -               
  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
 Last 10: 7-3    Last 20:13-7    Last 30:18-12
Boston Red Sox, 95-67, 2nd, 2 GB, 7½ up in WC

SP: Daisuke Matsuzaka (27, RHP, 18-3, 2.90)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. TBR Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (18-3)           167.2 128  58  54  94 154 12    2.90      
 2007 (15-12)          204.2 191 100 100  80 201 25    4.40      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 10 GS        5-1  58    49  21  20  29  65  4    3.10   57 
 2008-10-10    TBR   W   7     4   0   0   4   9  0     115   74 
 2008-10-03    LAA  ND   5     8   3   3   3   5  0     108   41 
 2008-09-28    NYY   L   4     4   3   3   2   5  1      73   45 
 2008-09-21    TOR   W   7     2   0   0   2   6  0     109   77 
 2008-09-15    TBR   W   5     3   1   1   2   7  1     101   62 
 2008-09-09    TBR  ND   5     8   3   3   4   5  0     102   40 
 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 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 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:  0-0    vsCntrl: 0-0    vsWest:  0-0  IL:11-7 

Last 20 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
  8 Tue, Oct 14   TBR  L   4-13        -               
  7 Mon, Oct 13   TBR  L   1-9         -               
  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
 Last 10: 5-5    Last 20:10-10   Last 30:16-14
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Tue, Oct 14, 2008 TBR 13 @BOS  4    W:Andy Sonnanstine , L: Tim Wakefield , S: none
Mon, Oct 13, 2008 TBR  9 @BOS  1    W:Matt Garza , L: Jon Lester , S: none
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 
Season Series: 2008 -  0-0; 2007 -  0-0; 2006 -  0-0; All-Time -  0-0
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

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Worst

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Note: That all pitcher-batter matchups contain both regular and postseason meetings.
Tampa Bay Rays Batters ( RS/G) vs. Boston Red Sox Pitchers ( RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 18.Matsuzaka
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHRdSB/CSHR/E
IP 167.2 TOTAL .260/.340/.422/.762 .726/.778 .728 142/50 180/90
ERA-K/9 2.90/8.3 4.01/7.4

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 716/.211 .250
OPS .645 .713
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 383/.718 .723
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 333/.564 .704
Home 402/.713 .724
HR/SB/CS 12/15/5 147/96/32
Usage
Boston Red Sox Batters ( RS/G) vs. Tampa Bay Rays Pitchers ( RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 19.Kazmir*
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmSB/CSHR/E
IP 152.1 TOTAL .280/.358/.447/.805 .849/.792 .840 120/35 173/85
ERA-K/9 3.49/9.8 3.82/7.1

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 641/.220 .246
OPS .727 .715
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 140/.514 .712
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 501/.790 .717
Road 314/.780 .763
HR/SB/CS 23/7/3 166/76/31
Usage

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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