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Game Preview: BOS @ CHW, 8:11pm, Friday, August 8, 2008 @U.S. Cellular Field

Boston Red Sox, 66-49, 2nd, 2½ GB, 2½ up in WC

SP: Jon Lester (24, LHP, 10-3, 3.14)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. CHW Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (10-3)           146.1 146  54  51  46 101 10    3.14      
 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         4-0  50    56  17  17   8  39  3    3.06   56 
 2008-08-02    OAK   W   7     7   2   2   1   5  1     100   59 
 2008-07-27    NYY   W   7     9   2   2   1   8  0     113   58 
 2008-07-21   @SEA   W   7.1   8   0   0   0   6  0     103   68 
 2008-07-08    MIN  ND   7.1   9   5   5   3   6  0     117   43 
 2008-07-03   @NYY   W   9     5   0   0   2   8  0     105   83 
 2008-06-28   @HOU  ND   5     9   6   6   0   3  2      76   28 
 2008-06-22    STL  ND   7.1   9   2   2   1   3  0     101   54 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.CHW      1-0   6     6   2   2   3   3  0    3.00   52 
 2006-07-07   @CHW   W   6     6   2   2   3   3  0      95   52 
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   40-16   Road:   26-33   ExtrInn: 6-2 
 vsRHP:  49-41   vsLHP:  17-8    1-Run:  15-18
 vsEast: 21-21   vsCntrl:17-6    vsWest: 17-15 IL:11-7 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/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
113 Mon, Aug  4  @KCR  L   3-4       64-49  2nd  3.0 gb
112 Sun, Aug  3   OAK  W   5-2       64-48  2nd  3.0 gb
111 Sat, Aug  2   OAK  W  12-2       63-48  2nd  3.0 gb
110 Fri, Aug  1   OAK  W   2-1 (12)  62-48  2nd  3.0 gb
109 Wed, Jul 30   LAA  L   2-9       61-48  2nd  3.0 gb
108 Tue, Jul 29   LAA  L   2-6       61-47  2nd  2.0 gb
107 Mon, Jul 28   LAA  L   5-7       61-46  2nd  1.0 gb
106 Sun, Jul 27   NYY  W   9-2       61-45  2nd  1.0 gb
 Last 10: 6-4    Last 20:11-9    Last 30:16-14
Chicago White Sox, 63-50, 1st, ½ up

SP: Mark Buehrle (29, LHP, 8-10, 4.07)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. BOS Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (8-10)           148.1 164  78  67  35  84 16    4.07      
 2007 (10-9)           201   208  86  81  45 115 22    3.63      
 2006 (12-13)          204   247 124 113  48  98 36    4.99      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         3-4  43.2  54  25  20   8  27  7    4.12   47 
 2008-08-02   @KCR   L   4.1  14   8   8   0   1  2      85    4 
 2008-07-28   @MIN   L   5     8   5   4   1   2  2      94   34 
 2008-07-22    TEX   W   7.1   6   1   1   0   3  1      91   65 
 2008-07-18    KCR   W   7     4   4   3   2   3  1      98   56 
 2008-07-10   @KCR   L   7.1   6   2   0   0   8  0     107   70 
 2008-07-04    OAK   L   5.2  10   4   4   3   5  1     105   35 
 2008-06-29    CHC   W   7     6   1   0   2   5  0      99   66 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.BOS      0-4  31.1  48  29  25  10  13  5    7.18   33 
 2007-08-25    BOS   L   6     6   4   4   3   3  0      99   44 
 2006-07-07    BOS   L   6.1   9   5   5   0   3  1     101   38 
 2005-08-12   @BOS   L   7    12   6   6   2   2  2     113   29 
 2005-07-21    BOS  ND   6    10   5   3   3   1  0     103   34 
 2004-08-20    BOS   L   6    11   9   7   2   4  2      91   20 
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   37-17   Road:   26-33   ExtrInn: 6-2 
 vsRHP:  41-36   vsLHP:  22-14   1-Run:  15-13
 vsEast:  7-12   vsCntrl:33-21   vsWest: 11-11 IL:12-6 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
114 Thu, Aug  7   DET  L   3-8       63-50  1st 9223372036854775808.0 gb
113 Wed, Aug  6   DET  W   5-1       63-49  1st 9223372036854775808.0 gb
112 Tue, Aug  5   DET  W  10-8 (14)  62-49  1st 9223372036854775808.0 gb
111 Sun, Aug  3  @KCR  L   3-14      61-49  2nd  0.5 gb
110 Sat, Aug  2  @KCR  L   7-9       61-48  1st 9223372036854775808.0 gb
109 Fri, Aug  1  @KCR  W   4-2       61-47  1st 9223372036854775808.0 gb
108 Thu, Jul 31  @MIN  L   6-10      60-47  1st 9223372036854775808.0 gb
107 Wed, Jul 30  @MIN  W   8-3       60-46  1st 9223372036854775808.0 gb
106 Tue, Jul 29  @MIN  L   5-6       59-46  1st 9223372036854775808.0 gb
105 Mon, Jul 28  @MIN  L   0-7       59-45  1st 9223372036854775808.0 gb
 Last 10: 4-6    Last 20: 9-11   Last 30:15-15
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Sun, Aug 26, 2007 BOS 11 @CHW  1        W:Julian Tavarez (7-9), L: Javier Vazquez (11-7), S: none
Sat, Aug 25, 2007 BOS 14 @CHW  2        W:Tim Wakefield (16-10), L: Mark Buehrle (9-9), S: none
Fri, Aug 24, 2007 BOS 10 @CHW  1        W:Curt Schilling (8-5), L: John Danks (6-12), S: none
Fri, Aug 24, 2007 BOS 11 @CHW  3        W:Josh Beckett (16-5), L: Jon Garland (8-10), S: none
Sun, Jul 22, 2007 BOS  8  CHW  5        W:Tim Wakefield (11-9), L: Jon Garland (7-7), S: Jonathan Papelbon (22)
Sat, Jul 21, 2007 BOS 11  CHW  2        W:Kason Gabbard (4-0), L: John Danks (6-7), S: none
Fri, Jul 20, 2007 BOS 10  CHW  3        W:Josh Beckett (13-3), L: Jose Contreras (5-12), S: none
Thu, Jul 19, 2007 CHW  4 @BOS  2        W:Javier Vazquez (7-5), L: Daisuke Matsuzaka (11-7), S: Bobby Jenks (26)
Wed, Sep 06, 2006 CHW  8 @BOS  1        W:Jose Contreras (12-7), L: Kyle Snyder (4-4), S: none
Tue, Sep 05, 2006 BOS  1  CHW  0        W:Kason Gabbard (1-3), L: Javier Vazquez (11-9), S: Mike Timlin (4)
Season Series: 2008 -  0-0; 2007 - BOS won 7-1; 2006 - BOS won 4-2; All-Time - BOS leads 945-906

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  5.61

LAA  4.63

SDP  3.76

RA/G

OAK  3.93

SFG  4.65

TEX  5.87

BA

C. Jones  .369

A. Pierzynski  .288

J. Towles  .143

OBP

C. Jones  .466

M. Byrd  .360

T. Pena  .169

SLG

R. Ludwick  .620

J. Werth  .476

T. Pena  .196

OPS

A. Pujols  1.075

M. Reynolds  .825

T. Pena  .365

ERA

J. Duchscherer  2.51

O. Perez  4.12

N. Robertson  6.11

K/9IP

T. Lincecum  9.99

M. Mussina  6.16

L. Hernandez  3.48

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Boston Red Sox Batters (5.01 RS/G) vs. Chicago White Sox Pitchers (4.43 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 56.Buehrle*
G/S/vB
53.Carrasco
G/S/vB
26.Dotel
G/S/vB
45.Jenks
G/S/vB
57.Logan*
G/S/vB
61.Russell
G/S/vB
37.Thornton*
G/S/vB
43.Wassermann
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
44.Bay G/S/vP 10/.311 ··· 1/.000 2/.000 ··· 1/2.000 ··· ··· 489/375 .291/.382/.530/.912 .764/.955 .863 98/.925 7/0 23/
22.Casey* G/S/vP 15/.466 ··· 21/.460 3/1.334 5/.650 ··· 4/1.750 1/.000 159/130 .354/.415/.444/.860 1.041/.818 .673 30/.767 1/0 0/
36.Cash G/S/vP 6/.533 ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 2/2.500 ··· 115/91 .229/.287/.343/.630 .935/.551 .632 18/.333 0/0 2/
13.Cora* G/S/vP 3/.000 2/.000 8/1.167 1/.000 ··· ··· 3/.666 1/.000 85/76 .274/.369/.342/.712 .819/.698 .722 21/.763 0/0 0/
10.Crisp# G/S/vP 33/.988 11/.364 5/.400 2/.000 1/2.000 ··· 7/.686 1/.000 279/213 .250/.304/.391/.695 .864/.640 .644 45/.557 14/3 6/
7.Drew* G/S/vP 8/.393 ··· 15/.757 ··· 1/no AB ··· 1/.000 ··· 414/330 .286/.408/.539/.947 .944/.947 .916 86/.872 3/1 19/
46.Ellsbury* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 426/331 .266/.329/.366/.694 .671/.701 .631 72/.515 37/7 6/
25.Lowell G/S/vP 6/.666 ··· 6/.333 2/2.500 ··· ··· 2/1.000 1/2.000 405/322 .273/.336/.450/.786 .883/.762 .781 85/.488 1/2 13/
12.Lowrie# G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 118/80 .287/.345/.426/.771 .964/.675 .802 70/.738 0/0 1/
34.Ortiz* G/S/vP 46/1.064 5/.600 5/1.300 2/2.500 1/.000 ··· 7/.858 ··· 301/236 .252/.349/.461/.810 .612/.865 .676 55/.681 1/0 14/
15.Pedroia G/S/vP 4/.500 ··· 1/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 2/.000 516/398 .316/.361/.450/.811 .923/.777 .846 91/.806 11/1 9/
33.Varitek# G/S/vP 25/1.092 7/.143 2/2.500 3/.333 1/no AB ··· 2/1.000 ··· 345/267 .220/.310/.355/.665 .737/.644 .624 61/.701 0/0 8/
20.Youkilis G/S/vP 8/.708 ··· ··· 2/no AB ··· ··· 2/.500 3/2.500 452/372 .317/.385/.560/.945 1.117/.911 .941 87/1.021 3/4 20/
IP 148.1 16.1 50.2 40.1 40.1 11.2 46.2 15.0 TOTAL .279/.355/.441/.797 .838/.786 .762 .765 85/23 122/63
ERA-K/9 4.07/5.1 2.76/7.7 3.02/12.8 2.01/4.9 4.46/9.2 6.17/7.7 2.89/10.6 9.00/3.6 3.98/7.1

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

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 624/.283 63/.200 219/.193 156/.231 180/.285 53/.304 186/.200 81/.353 .258  Drew
 Bay
 Ellsbury
 Crisp
 Youkilis
0/1/96/5
111/0/0/4
54/49/14/3
0/81/0/3
0/0/2/0
OPS .758 .540 .608 .601 .786 .798 .571 .958 .726
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 159/.774 27/.588 64/.651 78/.618 98/.701 26/.878 89/.452 25/.964 .750
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 465/.752 36/.504 155/.590 78/.583 82/.889 27/.721 97/.678 56/.955 .709
Home 279/.664 26/.497 107/.485 83/.608 79/.796 36/.698 93/.568 19/1.365 .690
Last 28d days 107/.856 42/.508 33/.492 31/.467 49/1.259 26/.840 43/.870 41/.905
HR/SB/CS 16/3/5 0/1/2 5/14/1 1/4/0 4/3/1 0/0/0 5/3/0 0/4/1 108/103/26
Usage ·····X·· ·oX·o·X· ·oX···oo ·Xo···o· ··o·X··X X·o····· ··X··o·o X·X·XX·o
Chicago White Sox Batters (5.01 RS/G) vs. Boston Red Sox Pitchers (4.08 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/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
32.Anderson G/S/vP 2/1.000 2/.000 ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 151/91 .238/.268/.448/.716 .834/.638 .797 12/1.167 3/1 7/
18.Cabrera G/S/vP 8/.804 2/.000 2/.000 ··· 2/.000 7/1.000 10/.900 515/380 .265/.322/.347/.669 .697/.659 .689 99/.597 18/3 6/
23.Dye G/S/vP 3/.000 3/.666 1/3.000 ··· 3/.000 2/2.500 9/.472 448/324 .304/.364/.569/.933 .849/.963 1.035 83/1.138 3/2 26/
22.Fields G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 3/.000 ··· 2/.500 25/18 .182/.280/.227/.507 .929/.347 25/.507 0/0 0/
17.Griffey* G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 ··· 3/.333 ··· ··· 12/1.200 443/300 .245/.354/.424/.778 .692/.820 .795 74/.923 0/1 15/
44.Hall G/S/vP ··· 2/1.000 2/1.000 ··· ··· 3/.333 11/.364 98/58 .278/.330/.344/.674 .964/.472 .500 24/.634 0/0 1/
14.Konerko G/S/vP 3/1.167 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 2/5.000 4/.250 9/.777 361/265 .221/.321/.372/.693 .674/.700 .858 78/.781 1/0 11/
12.Pierzynski* G/S/vP ··· 3/.000 6/1.166 ··· 3/.666 3/.666 5/1.100 404/309 .288/.323/.426/.749 .758/.746 .719 74/.717 1/0 9/
20.Quentin G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/no AB 478/354 .287/.381/.562/.943 .863/.970 .977 95/1.140 5/3 30/
10.Ramirez G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 320/230 .310/.329/.475/.804 .905/.765 .808 86/.879 8/6 10/
30.Swisher# G/S/vP 6/1.333 2/.000 4/.500 ··· 1/.000 1/.000 4/.500 448/327 .233/.351/.412/.763 .731/.772 .911 79/.812 3/2 16/
25.Thome* G/S/vP 3/1.334 1/no AB 11/.382 ··· ··· 4/.000 10/1.178 422/304 .258/.382/.516/.897 .934/.881 .814 90/1.050 1/0 22/
5.Uribe G/S/vP 3/.000 6/.334 2/.000 ··· 1/.000 1/2.000 5/.200 197/160 .222/.278/.356/.634 .766/.603 .617 43/.810 1/0 3/
31.Wise* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 64/56 .300/.328/.500/.828 .250/.915 .637 21/.538 6/0 2/
IP 146.1 47.2 43.0 63.1 44.0 49.1 31.2 TOTAL .266/.337/.448/.785 .767/.792 .828 .854 50/22 160/83
ERA-K/9 3.14/6.2 3.97/8.3 2.51/5.0 3.55/7.0 2.66/8.2 2.01/10.6 5.12/5.1 3.77/7.4

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Hall (30-7-1)
 Pierzynski (73-19-3)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 608/.263 202/.232 178/.263 266/.211 190/.238 191/.206 143/.286 .245  Griffey
 Swisher
 Quentin
 Dye
 Ramirez
 Anderson
 Wise
0/3/91/7
5/61/16/3
110/0/0/3
0/0/104/3
0/11/0/1
1/62/2/0
6/17/1/0
OPS .696 .657 .742 .690 .674 .530 .782 .698
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 186/.601 89/.583 91/.669 146/.805 76/.577 103/.534 65/.934 .715
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 422/.739 113/.716 87/.815 120/.557 114/.740 88/.524 78/.654 .683
Road 273/.703 102/.741 70/.791 120/.661 97/.571 91/.657 74/.783 .684
Last 28d days 86/.659 35/.432 25/.851 36/.669 26/.507 36/.444 26/.423
HR/SB/CS 10/6/3 3/7/0 3/1/3 9/7/0 5/0/1 3/2/0 3/3/0 99/77/27
Usage ·····X·· ·X··X·o· ···o··o· ·X·o·X·· ····X·X· ·X··o·X· ··o···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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