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Game Preview: BOS @ CHW, 2:05pm, Sunday, August 10, 2008 @U.S. Cellular Field

Boston Red Sox, 67-50, 2nd, 3½ GB, 2 up in WC

SP: Clay Buchholz (23, RHP, 2-7, 5.94)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. CHW Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (2-7)             69.2  82  52  46  35  67  8    5.94      
 2007 (3-1)             22.2  14   6   4  10  22  0    1.59      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         0-5  35.2  51  37  32  21  34  5    8.07   35 
 2008-08-04   @KCR   L   6     7   4   4   3   4  1      93   43 
 2008-07-29    LAA   L   6.1   6   6   5   3   5  1      90   41 
 2008-07-23   @SEA  ND   5.1   7   3   3   2   7  2      98   47 
 2008-07-18   @LAA   L   4.2   8   8   4   2   2  1      83   24 
 2008-07-11    BAL   L   5     5   4   4   5   6  0     107   42 
 2008-05-12   @MIN   L   4.1   8   7   7   5   4  0      89   18 
 2008-05-07   @DET  ND   4    10   5   5   1   6  0      82   27 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.CHW    Has never faced CHW.
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   40-16   Road:   27-34   ExtrInn: 6-2 
 vsRHP:  50-41   vsLHP:  17-9    1-Run:  15-18
 vsEast: 21-21   vsCntrl:18-7    vsWest: 17-15 IL:11-7 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
117 Sat, Aug  9  @CHW  W   6-2       67-50  2nd  3.5 gb
116 Fri, Aug  8  @CHW  L   3-5       66-50  2nd  3.5 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
 Last 10: 6-4    Last 20:10-10   Last 30:17-13
Chicago White Sox, 64-51, 2nd, ½ GB, 2 GB in WC

SP: Gavin Floyd (25, RHP, 11-6, 3.66)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. BOS Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (11-6)           135.1 113  72  55  56  93 20    3.66      
 2007 (1-5)             70    85  45  41  19  49 17    5.27      
 2006 (4-3)             54.1  70  48  44  32  34 14    7.29      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         3-2  39.2  41  23  19  21  36  6    4.31   49 
 2008-08-05    DET  ND   4     8   5   5   2   4  2      88   28 
 2008-07-30   @MIN   W   7.2   5   1   1   1   4  0     101   68 
 2008-07-25   @DET  ND   6     9   4   3   3   4  0     109   41 
 2008-07-19    KCR   L   6     4   3   1   3   6  1     100   59 
 2008-07-11   @TEX   L   2.2   5   6   6   7   2  2      84   19 
 2008-07-05    OAK   W   7.1   3   0   0   3   6  0     109   75 
 2008-06-30    CLE   W   6     7   4   3   2  10  1     103   52 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.BOS    Has never faced BOS.
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   38-18   Road:   26-33   ExtrInn: 6-2 
 vsRHP:  41-37   vsLHP:  23-14   1-Run:  15-13
 vsEast:  8-13   vsCntrl:33-21   vsWest: 11-11 IL:12-6 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
116 Sat, Aug  9   BOS  L   2-6       64-51  2nd  0.5 gb
115 Fri, Aug  8   BOS  W   5-3       64-50  1st 9223372036854775808.0 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
 Last 10: 5-5    Last 20: 9-11   Last 30:15-15
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Sat, Aug 09, 2008 BOS  6 @CHW  2        W:Daisuke Matsuzaka (13-2), L: Boone Logan (2-3), S: none
Fri, Aug 08, 2008 CHW  5  BOS  3        W:Mark Buehrle (9-10), L: Jon Lester (10-4), S: Bobby Jenks (23)

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)
Season Series: 2008 - Tied 1-1; 2007 - BOS won 7-1; 2006 - BOS won 4-2; All-Time - BOS leads 946-907

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  5.53

CLE  4.66

WSN  3.76

RA/G

LAD  3.96

CLE  4.63

TEX  5.92

BA

C. Jones  .370

K. Suzuki  .289

J. Towles  .143

OBP

C. Jones  .467

J. Reyes  .362

T. Pena  .169

SLG

A. Pujols  .617

E. Hinske  .479

T. Pena  .196

OPS

A. Pujols  1.079

B. Abreu  .827

T. Pena  .365

ERA

J. Duchscherer  2.51

Z. Greinke  4.09

N. Robertson  6.11

K/9IP

T. Lincecum  9.99

A. Galarraga  6.18

L. Hernandez  3.48

Baseball-Reference.com-- Baseball's History: 1871-Now

Boston Red Sox Batters (5.00 RS/G) vs. Chicago White Sox Pitchers (4.43 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 34.Floyd
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
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
44.Bay G/S/vP 7/1.071 2/.000 1/.000 3/.000 ··· 3/.666 ··· 498/381 .287/.378/.521/.899 .761/.938 .837 102/.801 7/0 23/
22.Casey* G/S/vP 11/.586 ··· 21/.460 4/1.000 5/.650 ··· 4/1.750 160/131 .352/.413/.441/.854 1.041/.811 .664 26/.756 1/0 0/
36.Cash G/S/vP 2/2.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 2/2.500 115/91 .229/.287/.343/.630 .935/.551 .632 14/.286 0/0 2/
13.Cora* G/S/vP ··· 2/.000 8/1.167 1/.000 ··· ··· 3/.666 85/76 .274/.369/.342/.712 .819/.698 .722 20/.688 0/0 0/
10.Crisp# G/S/vP 1/.000 11/.364 6/.334 2/.000 1/2.000 ··· 7/.686 282/214 .251/.304/.394/.699 .884/.637 .651 48/.590 14/3 6/
7.Drew* G/S/vP 7/1.229 2/.500 16/.795 ··· 2/no AB 1/no AB 1/.000 423/335 .282/.409/.531/.940 .913/.946 .904 90/.764 3/1 19/
46.Ellsbury* G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 1/2.000 1/5.000 ··· 430/334 .271/.333/.377/.710 .686/.717 .661 71/.624 37/7 7/
25.Lowell G/S/vP 5/.200 3/.666 6/.333 2/2.500 ··· 2/1.000 2/1.000 414/328 .272/.333/.445/.778 .849/.760 .767 90/.434 1/2 13/
12.Lowrie# G/S/vP ··· 2/.000 ··· 1/no AB ··· 2/.000 ··· 127/86 .284/.344/.422/.766 .941/.679 .789 75/.778 0/0 1/
34.Ortiz* G/S/vP 2/3.500 7/.821 5/1.300 2/2.500 2/1.500 1/.000 8/.750 310/240 .256/.352/.462/.814 .632/.868 .691 64/.719 1/0 14/
15.Pedroia G/S/vP 2/.000 2/1.000 2/2.500 1/.000 1/2.000 1/.000 1/.000 525/403 .316/.360/.454/.814 .908/.786 .852 95/.816 11/1 10/
33.Varitek# G/S/vP ··· 9/.111 2/2.500 4/.250 2/2.000 1/.000 2/1.000 353/271 .222/.312/.354/.665 .769/.634 .626 69/.696 0/0 8/
20.Youkilis G/S/vP 2/2.500 3/.333 ··· 2/no AB ··· 2/2.000 2/.500 461/378 .315/.384/.554/.938 1.071/.911 .927 91/.946 3/4 20/
IP 135.1 21.0 51.0 41.1 40.1 14.2 47.0 TOTAL .279/.355/.441/.796 .833/.785 .762 .740 85/23 124/64
ERA-K/9 3.66/6.2 2.57/7.7 3.35/12.7 1.96/4.8 5.36/9.2 5.52/6.7 2.87/10.5 3.99/7.1

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Cash (31-15-12)
 Varitek (46-13-2)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 573/.225 82/.194 222/.196 160/.226 185/.302 66/.310 187/.199 .259  Drew
 Bay
 Ellsbury
 Crisp
 Youkilis
0/1/98/6
113/0/0/4
54/50/14/3
0/82/0/3
0/0/2/0
OPS .720 .517 .631 .594 .823 .833 .568 .726
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 266/.785 36/.528 66/.650 81/.610 101/.745 32/.925 90/.447 .751
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 307/.666 46/.508 156/.622 79/.576 84/.917 34/.751 97/.678 .709
Home 323/.651 45/.472 110/.534 87/.594 84/.875 49/.773 94/.561 .692
Last 28d days 103/.797 61/.486 35/.624 35/.447 51/1.281 39/.890 39/.828
HR/SB/CS 20/24/5 0/1/2 6/14/1 1/4/0 4/3/1 1/0/0 5/3/0 110/103/26
Usage ····X··· Xo·oX·o· ·o·oX··· ·o·Xo··· X···o·X· X·X·o··· ·o··X··o
Chicago White Sox Batters (4.98 RS/G) vs. Boston Red Sox Pitchers (4.07 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 61.Buchholz
G/S/vB
53.Aardsma
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/.000 ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 151/91 .238/.268/.448/.716 .834/.638 .797 12/1.167 3/1 7/
18.Cabrera G/S/vP 3/.666 2/.000 2/.000 2/.000 ··· 2/.000 7/1.000 10/.900 523/384 .270/.328/.353/.681 .725/.666 .715 101/.655 18/3 6/
23.Dye G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 4/.500 1/3.000 ··· 3/.000 2/2.500 10/.422 456/329 .299/.357/.558/.916 .827/.947 .993 85/1.010 3/2 26/
17.Griffey* G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 2/.000 ··· 3/.333 ··· ··· 12/1.200 447/301 .243/.351/.420/.771 .676/.817 .779 74/.873 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 20/.733 0/0 1/
14.Konerko G/S/vP ··· ··· 2/.000 1/.000 ··· 2/5.000 4/.250 9/.777 365/266 .218/.318/.367/.685 .652/.697 .835 77/.619 1/0 11/
12.Pierzynski* G/S/vP ··· ··· 3/.000 6/1.166 ··· 3/.666 3/.666 5/1.100 412/313 .286/.319/.421/.740 .752/.736 .702 80/.674 1/0 9/
20.Quentin G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/5.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 2/.000 486/359 .286/.383/.565/.948 .866/.976 .986 97/1.154 5/3 31/
10.Ramirez G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 327/234 .310/.328/.471/.799 .897/.760 .797 88/.835 8/6 10/
30.Swisher# G/S/vP ··· 3/.000 2/.000 4/.500 ··· 1/.000 1/.000 4/.500 454/330 .230/.351/.407/.758 .723/.769 .898 80/.791 3/2 16/
25.Thome* G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/no AB 11/.382 ··· ··· 4/.000 11/1.555 426/308 .258/.380/.521/.902 .934/.888 .824 88/1.009 1/0 23/
5.Uribe G/S/vP ··· ··· 6/.334 2/.000 ··· 1/.000 1/2.000 5/.200 203/163 .234/.291/.364/.656 .831/.613 .662 49/.884 1/1 3/
31.Wise* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 67/59 .290/.318/.484/.802 .250/.882 .599 24/.490 6/0 2/
IP 69.2 39.1 48.2 43.0 63.1 44.0 49.1 32.2 TOTAL .265/.337/.446/.783 .764/.790 .823 .824 50/23 162/83
ERA-K/9 5.94/8.7 2.75/9.4 4.07/8.5 2.51/5.0 3.55/7.0 2.66/8.2 2.01/10.6 5.23/5.0 3.77/7.3

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

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 319/.293 171/.207 206/.232 178/.263 266/.211 190/.238 191/.206 147/.285 .244  Griffey
 Swisher
 Quentin
 Dye
 Ramirez
 Wise
 Anderson
0/3/91/7
5/62/16/3
112/0/0/3
0/0/106/3
0/11/0/1
6/18/1/0
1/63/2/0
OPS .809 .637 .670 .742 .690 .674 .530 .797 .697
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 163/.877 73/.596 90/.576 91/.669 146/.805 76/.577 103/.534 66/1.003 .711
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 156/.739 98/.669 116/.744 87/.815 120/.557 114/.740 88/.524 81/.628 .685
Road 197/.872 81/.490 106/.764 70/.791 120/.661 97/.571 91/.657 78/.811 .683
Last 28d days 103/.906 3/1.167 39/.525 25/.851 36/.669 26/.507 36/.444 26/.500
HR/SB/CS 8/2/2 1/2/0 4/7/0 3/1/3 9/7/0 5/0/1 3/2/0 4/3/0 101/77/28
Usage ·····X·· ········ ·o·X··X· ·····o·· ···X·o·X ······X· ···X··o· 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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