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Game Preview: BOS @ CLE, 7:05pm, Monday, April 14, 2008 @Jacobs Field

Boston Red Sox, 7-6, 1st, Tied

SP: Jon Lester (24, LHP, 1-2, 4.50)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. CLE Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (1-2)             16    13   8   8  10   7  2    4.50      
 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         2-2  37.2  35  18  17  23  30  5    4.06   49 
 2008-04-09    DET   L   5.1   5   4   4   4   0  1      97   38 
 2008-04-02    OAK   W   6.2   3   0   0   3   3  0      94   68 
 2008-03-26    OAK   L   4     5   4   4   3   4  1      83   37 
 2007-09-26    OAK  ND   4.1   7   5   4   3   9  2      94   37 
 2007-09-18    TOR  ND   6.2   3   1   1   4   5  0     108   65 
 2007-09-12    TBD  ND   3.2   8   4   4   4   5  1      93   30 
 2007-09-07    BAL   W   7     4   0   0   2   4  0      99   71 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.CLE      1-0  12    13   5   5   4   9  2    3.75   52 
 2007-07-23    CLE   W   6     5   2   2   3   6  1      96   57 
 2006-08-02    CLE  ND   6     8   3   3   1   3  1     110   46 
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:    4-2    Road:    3-4    ExtrInn: 1-0 
 vsRHP:   5-6    vsLHP:   2-0    1-Run:   3-0 
 vsEast:  2-4    vsCntrl: 2-1    vsWest:  3-1  IL: 0-0 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 13 Sun, Apr 13   NYY  W   8-5        7-6   1st    Tied
 12 Sat, Apr 12   NYY  W   4-3        6-6   1st    Tied
 11 Fri, Apr 11   NYY  L   1-4        5-6   2nd  0.5 gb
 10 Thu, Apr 10   DET  W  12-6        5-5   1st    Tied
  9 Wed, Apr  9   DET  L   2-7        4-5   1st    Tied
  8 Tue, Apr  8   DET  W   5-0        4-4   1st    Tied
  7 Sun, Apr  6  @TOR  L   4-7        3-4   1st    Tied
  6 Sat, Apr  5  @TOR  L   2-10       3-3   1st    Tied
  5 Fri, Apr  4  @TOR  L   3-6        3-2   1st    Tied
  4 Wed, Apr  2  @OAK  W   5-0        3-1   1st    Tied
 Last 10: 5-5    Last 20: 7-6    Last 30: 7-6 
Cleveland Indians, 5-7, 2nd, ½ GB, ½ GB in WC

SP: Jake Westbrook (30, RHP, 1-1, 2.76)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. BOS Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (1-1)             16.1  13   5   5   1   7  3    2.76      
 2007 (6-9)            152   159  78  73  55  93 13    4.32      
 2006 (15-10)          211.1 247 106  98  55 109 15    4.17      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         2-2  48.1  48  21  19  12  32  6    3.54   54 
 2008-04-08    LAA   W   9     7   3   3   0   4  1      95   65 
 2008-04-03    CHW   L   7.1   6   2   2   1   3  2     100   60 
 2007-09-29    KCR  ND   6.1   7   3   3   1   5  0      97   51 
 2007-09-23    OAK   W   7     4   2   2   2   9  1     114   68 
 2007-09-18    DET  ND   5    12   4   3   2   4  0     102   31 
 2007-09-12    CHW   L   6     7   5   4   1   5  2     102   44 
 2007-09-07    LAA  ND   7.2   5   2   2   5   2  0     111   58 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.BOS      3-1  31    42  14  14  15  11  1    4.06   44 
 2007-07-23    BOS   L   6    10   5   5   4   1  0     112   29 
 2006-08-03    BOS   W   8    15   6   6   1   1  0     118   28 
 2006-04-25    BOS  ND   5     6   2   2   6   2  0      93   43 
 2004-05-03    BOS   W   6     6   0   0   2   3  0     103   61 
 2001-07-03    BOS   W   6     5   1   1   2   4  1      90   60 
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:    3-3    Road:    2-4    ExtrInn: 0-0 
 vsRHP:   4-3    vsLHP:   1-4    1-Run:   2-1 
 vsEast:  0-0    vsCntrl: 2-1    vsWest:  3-6  IL: 0-0 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 12 Sun, Apr 13   OAK  W   7-1        5-7   2nd  0.5 gb
 11 Sat, Apr 12   OAK  L   3-7        4-7   2nd  0.5 gb
 10 Fri, Apr 11   OAK  L   7-9        4-6   2nd  0.5 gb
  9 Wed, Apr  9  @LAA  L   5-9        4-5   2nd  0.5 gb
  8 Tue, Apr  8  @LAA  W   4-3        4-4   1st    Tied
  7 Mon, Apr  7  @LAA  L   4-6        3-4   3rd  0.5 gb
  6 Sun, Apr  6  @OAK  W   2-1        3-3   1st    Tied
  5 Sat, Apr  5  @OAK  L   1-6        2-3   1st    Tied
  4 Fri, Apr  4  @OAK  L   3-6        2-2   1st    Tied
  3 Thu, Apr  3   CHW  L   1-2        2-1   1st    Tied
 Last 10: 3-7    Last 20: 5-7    Last 30: 5-7 
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Thu, Jul 26, 2007 BOS 14 @CLE  9        W:Julian Tavarez , L: Cliff Lee , S: none
Wed, Jul 25, 2007 CLE  1  BOS  0        W:Fausto Carmona , L: Josh Beckett , S: Joe Borowski 
Tue, Jul 24, 2007 BOS  1 @CLE  0        W:Daisuke Matsuzaka , L: C.C. Sabathia , S: Jonathan Papelbon 
Mon, Jul 23, 2007 BOS  6 @CLE  2        W:Jon Lester , L: Jake Westbrook , S: Manny Delcarmen 
Wed, May 30, 2007 CLE  8 @BOS  4        W:Paul Byrd , L: Daisuke Matsuzaka , S: none
Tue, May 29, 2007 BOS  4  CLE  2        W:Josh Beckett , L: Jeremy Sowers , S: Hideki Okajima 
Mon, May 28, 2007 BOS  5  CLE  3        W:Curt Schilling , L: Cliff Lee , S: Jonathan Papelbon 
Thu, Aug 03, 2006 CLE  7 @BOS  6        W:Jake Westbrook (8-7), L: Josh Beckett (13-6), S: Jason Davis (1)
Wed, Aug 02, 2006 BOS  6  CLE  5        W:Jonathan Papelbon (3-1), L: Fausto Carmona (1-6), S: none
Tue, Aug 01, 2006 CLE  6 @BOS  3        W:C.C. Sabathia (8-7), L: Jason Johnson (3-11), S: none
Season Series: 2008 -  0-0; 2007 - BOS won 5-2; 2006 - CLE won 4-3; All-Time - CLE leads 1008-938

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

For the 2007 season

Stat

Best

Middle

Worst

RS/G

NYY  5.98

BAL  4.67

WSN  4.15

RA/G

BOS  4.06

KCR  4.80

TBD  5.83

BA

M. Ordonez  .363

J. Francoeur  .293

J. LaRue  .148

OBP

B. Bonds  .480

J. Varitek  .367

J. LaRue  .240

SLG

C. Ross  .653

T. Tulowitzki  .479

A. Gonzalez  .249

OPS

A. Rodriguez  1.067

G. Sheffield  .839

J. LaRue  .512

ERA

J. Peavy  2.54

A. Pettitte  4.05

S. Olsen  5.81

K/9IP

E. Bedard  10.93

G. Meche  6.50

A. Cook  3.31

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NOTE: Team stats shown are for the 2008 season. Player Stats for the 2007 season. We will switch to 2008 stats on May 1st.

Boston Red Sox Batters (4.23 RS/G) vs. Cleveland Indians Pitchers (5.00 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 37.Westbrook
G/S/vB
63.Betancourt
G/S/vB
47.Borowski
G/S/vB
58.Breslow*
G/S/vB
44.Julio
G/S/vB
30.Kobayashi
G/S/vB
50.Lewis
G/S/vB
53.Perez*
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
22.Casey* G/S/vP 14/.715 2/1.500 15/.757 2/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· 2/1.000 496/425 .296/.353/.393/.746 .929/.716 .697 / 2/2 4/2
36.Cash G/S/vP 3/.000 ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 33/18 .111/.242/.148/.391 .354/.421 .620 / 0/0 0/1
13.Cora* G/S/vP 1/no AB ··· 2/1.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 232/203 .246/.298/.386/.684 .385/.730 .777 / 1/1 3/5
10.Crisp# G/S/vP 8/1.625 3/.000 4/1.000 ··· 2/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 591/426 .268/.330/.382/.712 .751/.697 .668 / 28/6 6/1
7.Drew* G/S/vP 6/.533 1/no AB 5/.650 ··· 4/.500 ··· 1/.000 1/.000 552/422 .270/.373/.423/.796 .638/.846 .763 / 4/2 11/6
46.Ellsbury* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 127/98 .353/.394/.509/.902 .802/.931 .772 / 9/0 3/0
23.Lugo G/S/vP 26/.641 4/2.500 3/1.667 ··· 10/1.025 ··· ··· ··· 630/455 .237/.294/.349/.643 .651/.640 .547 / 33/6 8/19
34.Ortiz* G/S/vP 10/.300 6/.000 5/.650 ··· 11/.864 ··· ··· ··· 667/457 .332/.445/.621/1.066 .852/1.171 1.005 / 3/1 35/0
15.Pedroia G/S/vP 3/.666 2/.000 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/2.000 ··· 581/395 .317/.380/.442/.823 .870/.800 .729 / 7/1 8/6
24.Ramirez G/S/vP 16/1.063 6/.533 2/2.500 ··· 15/.481 ··· 2/2.500 1/3.000 569/408 .296/.388/.493/.881 1.095/.801 .871 / 0/0 20/2
33.Varitek# G/S/vP 10/1.267 3/.000 2/.000 ··· 15/.641 ··· 1/.000 1/.000 518/371 .255/.367/.421/.787 .801/.782 .781 / 1/2 17/6
20.Youkilis G/S/vP 11/1.386 3/.000 1/3.000 ··· 2/1.000 ··· 2/1.000 1/.000 625/451 .288/.390/.453/.843 .815/.854 .889 / 4/2 16/3
IP 152.0 79.1 65.2 62.0 29.1 60.2 TOTAL .269/.340/.404/.744 .850/.723 .717 .744 7/3 10/7
ERA-K/9 4.32/5.5 1.47/9.1 5.07/7.9 /0.0 5.23/8.1 /0.0 2.15/10.4 1.78/9.2 4.74/6.0

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Cash (9-2-0)
 Varitek (63-20-4)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 648/.276 289/.183 292/.289 / 280/.283 / 125/.234 236/.187 .258  Ramirez
 Crisp
 Drew
 Ellsbury
120/0/0/8
0/144/0/7
0/4/133/3
22/16/1/0
OPS .729 .485 .768 .813 .616 .531 .758
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 345/.783 113/.617 152/.742 / 115/.624 / 47/.548 92/.450 .750
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 303/.669 176/.400 140/.798 / 165/.942 / 78/.656 144/.580 .764
Home 361/.752 136/.480 133/.698 / 136/.692 / 65/.738 120/.561 .773
Last 28d days / / / / / / / /
HR/SB/CS 13/14/7 4/4/4 9/9/2 // 8/12/2 // 1/0/1 5/2/1 15/6/1
Usage ·····X·· o·o···Xo ·o····XX ··X····· ··X·X··· ·oX·X··· ·X··X··· ·X····Xo

NOTE: Team stats shown are for the 2008 season. Player Stats for the 2007 season. We will switch to 2008 stats on May 1st.

Cleveland Indians Batters (4.50 RS/G) vs. Boston Red Sox Pitchers (4.54 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 31.Lester*
G/S/vB
53.Aardsma
G/S/vB
17.Delcarmen
G/S/vB
48.Lopez*
G/S/vB
37.Okajima*
G/S/vB
58.Papelbon
G/S/vB
51.Tavarez
G/S/vB
50.Timlin
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
1.Blake G/S/vP 6/.900 4/.000 2/2.000 2/.000 ··· 1/.000 5/.000 9/.708 662/473 .270/.339/.437/.776 .827/.757 .706 / 4/5 18/14
13.Cabrera# G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 186/136 .283/.354/.421/.775 .950/.702 .704 / 0/0 3/1
7.Carroll G/S/vP ··· 1/no AB ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 4/.750 ··· 268/150 .225/.317/.300/.616 .705/.543 .527 / 6/2 2/4
20.Dellucci* G/S/vP ··· 3/.000 1/.000 2/.000 ··· 4/.250 5/1.800 5/.800 199/173 .230/.296/.382/.679 .481/.709 .608 / 2/1 4/0
25.Garko G/S/vP 3/1.667 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 1/2.000 2/2.500 ··· 541/378 .289/.359/.483/.842 .914/.812 .856 / 0/1 21/8
38.Gutierrez G/S/vP 3/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· 301/198 .266/.318/.472/.790 .920/.722 .974 / 8/3 13/1
48.Hafner* G/S/vP 6/.367 3/.333 2/.000 3/.000 2/.500 2/.000 2/2.000 1/5.000 661/420 .266/.385/.451/.837 .837/.836 .789 / 1/1 24/0
15.Marte G/S/vP 2/.000 2/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 60/41 .193/.233/.316/.549 .594/.528 .713 / 0/0 1/4
41.Martinez# G/S/vP 3/2.334 2/no AB 2/2.000 2/1.000 2/.000 ··· 2/no AB 3/1.334 645/414 .301/.374/.505/.879 .825/.908 .871 / 0/0 25/5
8.Michaels G/S/vP 6/.167 2/.000 ··· 1/.000 1/.000 1/.000 4/.500 5/1.000 295/139 .270/.324/.397/.721 .800/.636 .782 / 3/4 7/1
2.Peralta G/S/vP 6/.900 5/.650 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 3/.000 5/.200 5/1.400 647/482 .270/.341/.430/.771 .820/.754 .881 / 4/4 21/19
10.Shoppach G/S/vP 4/1.750 1/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 177/136 .261/.310/.472/.782 1.126/.687 .823 / 0/0 7/4
24.Sizemore* G/S/vP 6/1.500 3/.666 2/.000 2/.000 ··· 1/.000 2/.000 5/.000 748/503 .277/.390/.462/.852 .812/.872 .906 / 33/10 24/2
IP 63.0 32.1 44.0 40.2 69.0 58.1 134.2 55.1 TOTAL .242/.327/.369/.696 .587/.750 .696 .696 5/1 9/7
ERA-K/9 4.57/7.1 6.40/10.0 2.05/8.4 3.10/5.7 2.22/8.2 1.85/13.0 5.15/5.1 3.42/5.0 4.42/7.7

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Martinez (70-33-6)
 Shoppach (23-13-2)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 275/.257 151/.300 176/.183 174/.240 272/.202 224/.146 604/.281 222/.232 .233  Sizemore
 Michaels
 Gutierrez
 Dellucci
 Blake
 Carroll
0/160/0/4
74/1/27/4
9/8/88/3
51/0/0/3
0/0/7/2
0/1/2/0
OPS .753 .867 .564 .695 .561 .463 .779 .664 .715
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 77/.725 59/.789 73/.578 93/.805 98/.648 126/.400 303/.723 92/.500 .595
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 198/.764 92/.904 103/.555 81/.565 174/.512 98/.543 301/.834 130/.779 .783
Road 173/.740 80/1.094 88/.461 82/.664 134/.483 105/.358 324/.797 116/.721 .684
Last 28d days / / / / / / / /
HR/SB/CS 10/4/2 4/0/0 4/2/2 2/0/1 6/5/0 5/4/0 14/0/0 7/3/2 13/9/2
Usage ····X··· X·X·X··X oo·X·X·o X·o·X··· ·ooo·X·o ·X·X···o ···Xo··· 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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