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

Boston Red Sox, 67-51, 2nd, 4½ GB, 1½ up in WC

SP: Josh Beckett (28, RHP, 10-8, 4.08)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. CHW Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (10-8)           139   138  65  63  29 134 16    4.08      
 2007 (20-7)           200.2 189  76  73  40 194 17    3.27      
 2006 (16-11)          204.2 191 120 114  74 158 36    5.01      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         3-3  45    53  25  24  10  37  5    4.80   49 
 2008-08-05   @KCR   W   6.2   4   2   2   2   7  0      90   63 
 2008-07-30    LAA   L   5.1  11   8   7   1   8  1     100   23 
 2008-07-25    NYY   L   7     9   1   1   1   6  0     110   60 
 2008-07-19   @LAA   L   8     9   4   4   1   6  1     107   53 
 2008-07-09    MIN   W   5     8   5   5   2   2  2     104   31 
 2008-07-04   @NYY   W   6     4   3   3   2   4  0     102   54 
 2008-06-29   @HOU  ND   7     8   2   2   1   4  1     111   56 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.CHW      3-0  21.1  23  11  11   7  26  5    4.64   51 
 2007-08-24   @CHW   W   5.2   7   3   3   3   4  1     111   44 
 2007-07-20    CHW   W   6     4   3   3   2  10  1     114   60 
 2006-07-08   @CHW   W   6    10   5   5   2   4  3      96   34 
 2004-06-17    CHW  ND   3.2   2   0   0   0   8  0      52   65 
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   40-16   Road:   27-35   ExtrInn: 6-2 
 vsRHP:  50-42   vsLHP:  17-9    1-Run:  15-19
 vsEast: 21-21   vsCntrl:18-8    vsWest: 17-15 IL:11-7 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
118 Sun, Aug 10  @CHW  L   5-6       67-51  2nd  4.5 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
 Last 10: 6-4    Last 20:10-10   Last 30:16-14
Chicago White Sox, 65-51, 1st, ½ up

SP: John Danks (23, LHP, 9-4, 3.21)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. BOS Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (9-4)            137.1 130  51  49  36 112 11    3.21      
 2007 (6-13)           139   160  92  85  54 109 28    5.50      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         4-0  44.2  44  23  22   8  43  5    4.43   53 
 2008-08-06    DET   W   6.2   4   1   1   1   6  0      98   67 
 2008-07-31   @MIN  ND   6     8   4   4   2   4  1     102   42 
 2008-07-26   @DET   W   6     8   5   4   0   5  2      93   43 
 2008-07-20    KCR  ND   4     9   6   6   2   3  0      77   21 
 2008-07-12   @TEX   W   7.2   7   4   4   0   8  1     110   57 
 2008-07-06    OAK   W   6.1   4   2   2   2   9  0     106   64 
 2008-07-01    CLE  ND   8     4   1   1   1   8  1      98   77 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.BOS      0-2   9.1  12   9   9   5   4  1    8.68   36 
 2007-08-24    BOS   L   3.1   5   5   5   2   0  1      57   28 
 2007-07-21   @BOS   L   6     7   4   4   3   4  0      90   43 
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   39-18   Road:   26-33   ExtrInn: 6-2 
 vsRHP:  42-37   vsLHP:  23-14   1-Run:  16-13
 vsEast:  9-13   vsCntrl:33-21   vsWest: 11-11 IL:12-6 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
117 Sun, Aug 10   BOS  W   6-5       65-51  1st  0.5 up
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  0.5 up
114 Thu, Aug  7   DET  L   3-8       63-50  1st  0.5 up
113 Wed, Aug  6   DET  W   5-1       63-49  1st  1.0 up
112 Tue, Aug  5   DET  W  10-8 (14)  62-49  1st  1.0 up
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  0.5 up
109 Fri, Aug  1  @KCR  W   4-2       61-47  1st  0.5 up
108 Thu, Jul 31  @MIN  L   6-10      60-47  1st  0.5 up
 Last 10: 5-5    Last 20:10-10   Last 30:16-14
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Sun, Aug 10, 2008 CHW  6  BOS  5        W:Gavin Floyd (12-6), L: Clay Buchholz (2-8), S: Bobby Jenks (24)
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
Season Series: 2008 - CHW leads 2-1; 2007 - BOS won 7-1; 2006 - BOS won 4-2; All-Time - BOS leads 946-908

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

CLE  4.66

WSN  3.76

RA/G

TOR  3.97

CLE  4.59

TEX  5.93

BA

C. Jones  .370

A. Rowand  .288

J. Towles  .143

OBP

C. Jones  .467

T. Wigginton  .361

T. Pena  .178

SLG

A. Pujols  .618

G. Atkins  .480

T. Pena  .204

OPS

A. Pujols  1.080

A. Lind  .831

T. Pena  .382

ERA

C. Lee  2.45

E. Jackson  4.07

I. Snell  6.06

K/9IP

T. Lincecum  9.99

G. Floyd  6.33

L. Hernandez  3.48

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Boston Red Sox Batters (5.00 RS/G) vs. Chicago White Sox Pitchers (4.44 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 50.Danks*
G/S/vB
41.Broadway
G/S/vB
53.Carrasco
G/S/vB
26.Dotel
G/S/vB
45.Jenks
G/S/vB
49.Ramirez*
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 ··· ··· 2/.000 2/.000 3/.000 12/.633 3/.666 ··· 502/385 .287/.376/.519/.895 .761/.933 .830 101/.809 7/0 23/
22.Casey* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 22/.438 4/1.000 16/1.000 ··· 4/1.750 164/135 .356/.415/.443/.858 1.041/.817 .681 26/.607 1/0 0/
36.Cash G/S/vP 1/.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 87/78 .280/.372/.347/.719 .819/.707 .733 18/.656 0/0 0/
10.Crisp# G/S/vP 5/1.400 ··· 11/.364 6/.334 2/.000 5/.650 ··· 7/.686 282/214 .251/.304/.394/.699 .884/.637 .651 48/.590 14/3 6/
7.Drew* G/S/vP 3/1.000 ··· 2/.500 16/.795 ··· 5/.650 1/no AB 2/.500 427/338 .283/.412/.536/.949 .920/.956 .921 90/.796 4/1 19/
46.Ellsbury* G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/5.000 1/.000 435/338 .269/.331/.373/.704 .678/.712 .652 71/.624 38/7 7/
25.Lowell G/S/vP 5/1.267 ··· 3/.666 7/.286 2/2.500 23/1.141 2/1.000 2/1.000 418/332 .272/.333/.451/.783 .849/.767 .776 90/.492 1/2 14/
12.Lowrie# G/S/vP ··· ··· 2/.000 ··· 2/.500 ··· 2/.000 1/.000 129/87 .279/.339/.414/.753 .917/.670 .764 76/.766 0/0 1/
34.Ortiz* G/S/vP 2/2.500 ··· 7/.821 5/1.300 2/2.500 7/1.714 1/.000 9/.819 314/243 .253/.350/.457/.808 .642/.856 .682 68/.694 1/0 14/
15.Pedroia G/S/vP 5/.650 ··· 2/1.000 2/2.500 2/.000 5/1.100 1/.000 2/.500 530/407 .315/.361/.454/.815 .913/.786 .852 96/.812 12/1 10/
33.Varitek# G/S/vP 3/.666 ··· 9/.111 3/1.666 4/.250 5/.400 1/.000 3/.666 357/274 .219/.308/.349/.657 .759/.627 .613 69/.675 0/0 8/
20.Youkilis G/S/vP 5/1.100 ··· 3/.333 ··· 2/no AB 7/1.071 2/2.000 2/.500 461/378 .315/.384/.554/.938 1.071/.911 .927 88/.962 3/4 20/
IP 137.1 21.0 52.2 42.1 24.1 14.2 48.0 TOTAL .279/.355/.440/.795 .832/.785 .761 .739 88/23 125/66
ERA-K/9 3.21/7.3 /0.0 2.57/7.7 3.25/12.5 1.91/4.7 2.59/4.1 5.52/6.7 2.81/10.7 4.00/7.1

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

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 562/.249 / 82/.194 226/.192 163/.221 96/.228 66/.310 193/.195 .258  Drew
 Bay
 Ellsbury
 Crisp
 Youkilis
0/1/99/6
114/0/0/4
54/51/14/3
0/82/0/3
0/0/2/0
OPS .665 .517 .619 .582 .576 .833 .570 .726
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 153/.665 / 36/.528 68/.629 83/.595 35/.582 32/.925 93/.459 .750
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 409/.664 / 46/.508 158/.614 80/.568 61/.573 34/.751 100/.670 .709
Home 284/.680 / 45/.472 114/.514 90/.574 57/.520 49/.773 100/.565 .692
Last 28d days 97/.840 / 61/.486 39/.554 38/.411 50/.662 31/.790 40/.814
HR/SB/CS 11/15/8 // 0/1/2 6/14/1 1/4/0 1/3/0 1/0/0 5/3/0 111/106/26
Usage ····X··· ·Xo·oX·o o·o·oX·· o·o·Xo·· ··X··o·· ·X·X·o·· X·o··X··
Chicago White Sox Batters (4.99 RS/G) vs. Boston Red Sox Pitchers (4.08 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 19.Beckett
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 35/.724 2/.000 2/.000 2/.000 1/.000 3/.000 7/1.000 10/.900 528/388 .269/.327/.352/.679 .720/.664 .709 100/.620 18/3 6/
23.Dye G/S/vP 8/1.518 2/.000 4/.500 1/3.000 1/.000 3/.000 2/2.500 10/.422 460/333 .300/.359/.565/.924 .827/.958 1.008 83/.950 3/2 27/
17.Griffey* G/S/vP 6/.834 1/.000 2/.000 ··· 3/.333 ··· ··· 12/1.200 447/301 .243/.351/.420/.771 .676/.817 .779 73/.885 0/1 15/
44.Hall G/S/vP 2/1.500 ··· 2/1.000 2/1.000 ··· ··· 3/.333 11/.364 98/58 .278/.330/.344/.674 .964/.472 .500 15/.481 0/0 1/
14.Konerko G/S/vP 9/.476 1/no AB 2/.000 1/.000 1/.000 2/5.000 4/.250 9/.777 369/270 .220/.322/.368/.690 .652/.705 .844 75/.703 1/0 11/
12.Pierzynski* G/S/vP 12/.750 1/no AB 3/.000 6/1.166 1/.000 4/.500 3/.666 5/1.100 417/317 .285/.318/.419/.737 .744/.735 .698 85/.665 1/0 9/
20.Quentin G/S/vP ··· 1/no AB 1/5.000 ··· 1/.000 2/.000 ··· 2/.000 491/363 .286/.383/.569/.952 .858/.984 .994 96/1.164 5/3 32/
10.Ramirez G/S/vP ··· 1/2.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 331/238 .309/.327/.468/.795 .897/.756 .790 86/.808 8/6 10/
30.Swisher# G/S/vP 8/1.333 4/.000 2/.000 4/.500 1/2.000 1/.000 1/.000 4/.500 458/334 .231/.352/.407/.759 .723/.770 .897 79/.783 3/2 16/
25.Thome* G/S/vP 30/.930 1/.000 1/no AB 11/.382 1/.000 ··· 4/.000 11/1.555 430/312 .258/.379/.527/.906 .934/.894 .834 86/.979 1/0 24/
5.Uribe G/S/vP 7/.715 ··· 6/.334 2/.000 2/.000 1/.000 1/2.000 5/.200 207/167 .229/.286/.356/.642 .831/.597 .635 48/.721 1/1 3/
31.Wise* G/S/vP 4/2.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 67/59 .290/.318/.484/.802 .250/.882 .599 24/.490 6/0 2/
IP 139.0 40.2 48.2 43.0 66.0 45.0 49.1 32.2 TOTAL .265/.337/.447/.784 .762/.792 .824 .800 50/23 165/85
ERA-K/9 4.08/8.7 2.88/9.5 4.07/8.5 2.51/5.0 3.41/7.4 2.60/8.0 2.01/10.6 5.23/5.0 3.79/7.4

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Hall (30-7-1)
 Pierzynski (76-19-3)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 577/.256 178/.208 206/.232 178/.263 276/.206 193/.234 191/.206 147/.285 .244  Griffey
 Swisher
 Quentin
 Dye
 Ramirez
 Wise
 Anderson
0/3/91/7
5/63/16/3
113/0/0/3
0/0/107/3
0/11/0/1
6/18/1/0
1/64/2/0
OPS .701 .641 .670 .742 .670 .662 .530 .797 .699
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 314/.724 76/.578 90/.576 91/.669 149/.801 77/.570 103/.534 66/1.003 .712
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 263/.673 102/.690 116/.744 87/.815 127/.524 116/.726 88/.524 81/.628 .687
Road 332/.631 88/.507 106/.764 70/.791 130/.623 100/.553 91/.657 78/.811 .687
Last 28d days 116/.758 10/.889 35/.590 25/.851 46/.563 25/.427 30/.333 26/.500
HR/SB/CS 16/7/5 1/2/0 4/7/0 3/1/3 9/7/0 5/0/1 3/2/0 4/3/0 104/77/28
Usage ·····X·· X······· ··o·X··X ······o· X···X·o· o······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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