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Game Preview: BOS @ HOU, 8:05pm, Friday, June 27, 2008 @Minute Maid Park

Boston Red Sox, 49-32, 1st, ½ up

SP: Daisuke Matsuzaka (27, RHP, 8-1, 3.46)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. HOU Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (8-1)             65    51  28  25  41  56  5    3.46      
 2007 (15-12)          204.2 191 100 100  80 201 25    4.40      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         4-1  36.1  33  18  15  24  28  2    3.72   50 
 2008-06-21    STL   L   1     6   7   7   3   1  1      48   11 
 2008-05-27   @SEA  ND   4     4   3   2   0   2  0      65   46 
 2008-05-22    KCR   W   5.2   6   3   3   6   7  0     118   46 
 2008-05-17    MIL   W   6.2   7   2   0   2   6  1     103   60 
 2008-05-10   @MIN   W   7     6   2   2   3   7  0      96   61 
 2008-05-05   @DET   W   5     2   1   1   8   1  0     109   52 
 2008-04-30    TOR  ND   7     2   0   0   2   4  0     111   75 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.HOU    Has never faced HOU.
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   31-10   Road:   18-22   ExtrInn: 4-1 
 vsRHP:  36-29   vsLHP:  13-3    1-Run:  11-10
 vsEast: 16-13   vsCntrl:12-5    vsWest: 11-9  IL:10-5 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 81 Wed, Jun 25   ARI  W   5-0       49-32  1st  1.0 up
 80 Tue, Jun 24   ARI  W   5-4       48-32  1st  1.0 up
 79 Mon, Jun 23   ARI  L   1-2       47-32  1st  1.0 up
 78 Sun, Jun 22   STL  W   5-3 (13)  47-31  1st  1.5 up
 77 Sat, Jun 21   STL  L   3-9       46-31  1st  0.5 up
 76 Fri, Jun 20   STL  L   4-5       46-30  1st  1.5 up
 75 Wed, Jun 18  @PHI  W   7-4       46-29  1st  2.0 up
 74 Tue, Jun 17  @PHI  W   3-0       45-29  1st  2.0 up
 73 Mon, Jun 16  @PHI  L   2-8       44-29  1st  2.0 up
 72 Sun, Jun 15  @CIN  W   9-0       44-28  1st  2.5 up
 Last 10: 6-4    Last 20:13-7    Last 30:18-12
Houston Astros, 37-42, 5th, 12 GB, 7½ GB in WC

SP: Runelvys Hernandez (30, RHP, 0-0, undef)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. BOS Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2006 (6-10)           109.2 145  87  79  48  50 22    6.48      
 2005 (8-14)           159.2 172 101  98  70  88 18    5.52      
 2003 (7-5)             91.2  87  51  47  37  48  9    4.61      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         3-2  37.2  50  26  19  13  17  5    4.54   43 
 2006-09-29   @DET  ND   5.1  10   5   5   1   1  2      92   28 
 2006-09-24    DET   L   1.2   7   8   1   2   1  1      58   22 
 2006-09-17    SEA  ND   4.2   6   4   4   1   4  0     101   39 
 2006-09-12   @CLE   W   5     8   3   3   3   1  0      95   37 
 2006-09-06    NYY   L   6     7   5   5   3   3  1      99   38 
 2006-09-01    CHW   W   6     5   1   1   2   3  1      96   59 
 2006-08-26   @TOR   W   9     7   0   0   1   4  0     121   76 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.BOS      0-0  13    11   7   7   4   6  3    4.85   51 
 2006-08-10    BOS  ND   7     7   4   4   1   3  2     106   49 
 2005-08-02   @BOS  ND   6     4   3   3   3   3  1      94   52 
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   19-17   Road:   18-25   ExtrInn: 1-1 
 vsRHP:  28-30   vsLHP:   9-12   1-Run:  12-15
 vsEast:  7-6    vsCntrl:14-18   vsWest: 11-8  IL: 5-10

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 79 Thu, Jun 26   TEX  W   7-2       37-42  5th 12.0 gb
 78 Wed, Jun 25   TEX  L   2-3       36-42  5th 13.0 gb
 77 Tue, Jun 24   TEX  W   4-3       36-41  5th 12.0 gb
 76 Sun, Jun 22  @TBR  W   3-2       35-41  5th 13.0 gb
 75 Sat, Jun 21  @TBR  L   3-4       34-41  6th 13.0 gb
 74 Fri, Jun 20  @TBR  W   4-3       34-40  5th 12.0 gb
 73 Thu, Jun 19  @BAL  L   5-7       33-40  5th 12.0 gb
 72 Wed, Jun 18  @BAL  L   1-2 (10)  33-39  5th 12.0 gb
 71 Tue, Jun 17  @BAL  L   5-6       33-38  5th 12.0 gb
 70 Sun, Jun 15   NYY  L   0-13      33-37  5th 12.0 gb
 Last 10: 4-6    Last 20: 6-14   Last 30:10-20
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Sun, Jun 15, 2003 BOS  3  HOU  2 (14)   W:Jason Shiell (2-0), L: Nate Bland (1-2), S: none
Sat, Jun 14, 2003 BOS  8  HOU  4        W:Derek Lowe (7-3), L: Tim Redding (4-5), S: none
Fri, Jun 13, 2003 BOS  4  HOU  3        W:Ryan Rupe (1-0), L: Ricky Stone (4-2), S: Brandon Lyon (7)
Season Series: 2008 -  0-0; 2007 -  0-0; 2006 -  0-0; All-Time - BOS leads 3-0

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

CHC  5.49

OAK  4.51

WSN  3.65

RA/G

OAK  3.65

BAL  4.60

TEX  5.64

BA

C. Jones  .394

T. Hunter  .282

T. Pena  .154

OBP

C. Jones  .485

Y. Molina  .353

T. Pena  .177

SLG

L. Berkman  .705

B. Abreu  .456

T. Pena  .189

OPS

L. Berkman  1.154

T. Hunter  .803

T. Pena  .366

ERA

E. Volquez  2.08

T. Redding  4.05

B. Arroyo  6.52

K/9IP

E. Volquez  9.97

J. Francis  6.22

L. Hernandez  2.96

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Boston Red Sox Batters (5.01 RS/G) vs. Houston Astros Pitchers (4.77 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS Hernandez
G/S/vB
26.Brocail
G/S/vB
48.Byrdak*
G/S/vB
29.Geary
G/S/vB
43.Sampson
G/S/vB
47.Valverde
G/S/vB
56.Villarreal
G/S/vB
53.Wright*
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
22.Casey* G/S/vP 5/.650 4/.500 ··· 1/5.000 ··· 6/.334 ··· ··· 113/92 .365/.416/.462/.877 .931/.864 .767 32/.890 1/0 0/
36.Cash G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 89/69 .241/.315/.342/.656 .921/.582 .708 30/.503 0/0 1/
13.Cora* G/S/vP 3/.000 1/no AB 1/.000 ··· ··· 3/1.167 4/1.500 ··· 57/51 .280/.368/.360/.728 1.267/.667 .753 26/.626 0/0 0/
10.Crisp# G/S/vP 17/1.100 2/.000 4/.250 1/.000 ··· 2/.000 2/.000 ··· 209/165 .271/.311/.438/.748 .911/.704 .687 84/.799 12/3 5/
7.Drew* G/S/vP 3/1.666 3/.000 1/.000 6/.167 ··· 9/1.889 6/.500 ··· 273/221 .308/.414/.573/.987 .867/1.013 .974 98/1.354 2/1 14/
46.Ellsbury* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 292/228 .275/.352/.388/.740 .598/.780 .639 99/.686 34/4 5/
25.Lowell G/S/vP 3/.666 1/.000 ··· 9/1.015 ··· 2/1.000 4/1.167 ··· 258/206 .287/.353/.500/.853 1.071/.801 .828 105/.939 1/1 11/
23.Lugo G/S/vP 6/1.917 4/1.750 2/.500 1/no AB ··· 3/.666 4/.833 ··· 259/205 .274/.366/.347/.713 .799/.690 .648 85/.805 10/3 1/
44.Moss* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 59/44 .226/.288/.377/.665 .283/.782 .706 37/.520 0/0 2/
15.Pedroia G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 2/.000 ··· 359/279 .289/.334/.422/.756 .915/.709 .708 106/.850 8/0 7/
24.Ramirez G/S/vP 6/1.500 17/.620 6/.500 2/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 314/256 .291/.379/.516/.895 .735/.934 .946 92/.930 1/0 15/
33.Varitek# G/S/vP ··· 7/.929 2/1.000 2/1.000 ··· ··· 2/.500 ··· 235/188 .231/.306/.392/.698 .706/.696 .667 75/.442 0/0 7/
20.Youkilis G/S/vP 3/1.000 2/.500 1/.000 3/1.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 302/255 .303/.374/.539/.913 1.107/.881 .927 85/.902 3/2 13/
IP 38.1 23.0 27.2 63.0 37.1 35.1 26.0 TOTAL .279/.354/.450/.803 .823/.799 .768 .821 72/14 95/48
ERA-K/9 /0.0 3.29/7.5 1.96/4.3 2.28/7.8 5.29/4.4 4.34/11.3 4.84/5.4 4.85/8.7 4.47/6.5

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Cash (25-9-9)
 Varitek (30-8-1)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA / 155/.231 99/.210 117/.202 268/.294 168/.260 153/.272 118/.222 .270  Drew
 Ramirez
 Crisp
 Moss
 Ellsbury
 Lugo
 Youkilis
0/1/65/5
53/0/0/4
0/62/0/3
6/0/9/2
40/32/12/2
1/0/0/0
0/0/2/0
OPS .622 .748 .596 .778 .814 .920 .776 .798
vs LHB (BF-OPS) / 66/.853 43/.674 47/.779 106/.765 80/.749 64/.872 47/.558 .821
vs RHB (BF-OPS) / 89/.454 56/.807 70/.470 162/.786 88/.865 89/.955 71/.936 .782
Home / 76/.649 48/.696 60/.679 117/.996 90/.702 79/.860 63/.790 .806
Last 28d days / 41/.614 41/.906 40/.732 42/.447 48/.926 39/.796 37/.803
HR/SB/CS // 3/1/1 3/3/1 1/0/0 5/2/1 7/6/0 11/0/1 4/3/0 111/29/10
Usage ··X·ooo· ·······X ·····X·· ·X··o··· ··X·o·o· o······o ··o·o···
Houston Astros Batters (4.37 RS/G) vs. Boston Red Sox Pitchers (4.15 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 18.Matsuzaka
G/S/vB
53.Aardsma
G/S/vB
17.Delcarmen
G/S/vB
56.Hansen
G/S/vB
48.Lopez*
G/S/vB
37.Okajima*
G/S/vB
58.Papelbon
G/S/vB
59.Smith
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
1.Abercrombie G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 1/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 10/6 .222/.300/.333/.633 .500/.733 .929 10/.633 0/1 0/
11.Ausmus G/S/vP ··· 2/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 127/92 .214/.250/.291/.541 .717/.472 .580 54/.633 0/1 1/
17.Berkman# G/S/vP ··· 1/no AB ··· ··· 3/.000 ··· ··· ··· 329/249 .367/.450/.705/1.154 .992/1.212 1.285 95/.978 12/2 21/
27.Blum# G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· 4/.250 ··· 1/.000 ··· 132/113 .230/.258/.357/.615 .336/.656 .752 30/.646 1/0 4/
14.Bourn* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 308/229 .234/.289/.316/.604 .524/.631 .726 91/.648 30/7 4/
2.Erstad* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/2.000 4/.500 ··· 115/106 .299/.348/.449/.796 .889/.788 .809 45/.788 1/2 2/
45.Lee G/S/vP ··· 3/1.666 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 319/247 .277/.326/.527/.853 .813/.865 .896 93/.937 4/1 17/
8.Loretta G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· 6/.666 ··· ··· ··· 145/108 .256/.331/.364/.695 .993/.600 .797 37/.783 0/0 2/
31.Newhan* G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 6/6 .500/.500/.667/1.167 /1.167 1.167 5/1.400 0/0 0/
9.Pence G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 310/236 .269/.306/.448/.755 .782/.746 .803 96/.585 5/6 10/
55.Quintero G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 31/27 .258/.258/.323/.581 .500/.593 .563 27/.481 0/0 0/
10.Tejada G/S/vP 5/1.200 ··· 4/.833 5/.200 1/.000 4/1.250 4/.250 ··· 333/254 .288/.327/.455/.782 .808/.775 .877 98/.600 6/3 10/
21.Wigginton G/S/vP 3/.000 ··· 2/.000 2/.500 2/.500 ··· 1/.000 ··· 181/130 .271/.370/.419/.790 1.115/.671 .905 77/.819 4/2 4/
IP 65.0 35.2 32.0 22.0 29.1 33.0 34.2 6.0 TOTAL .262/.321/.416/.737 .792/.720 .818 .714 78/28 81/43
ERA-K/9 3.46/7.8 2.52/9.6 3.38/8.7 4.91/7.8 2.45/5.2 3.00/9.0 2.08/11.9 1.50/6.0 3.81/7.5

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Ausmus (12-4-3)
 Quintero (6-1-0)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 287/.213 154/.198 135/.231 102/.236 122/.252 142/.258 135/.197 21/.150 .243  Pence
 Bourn
 Lee
 Abercrombie
 Erstad
0/0/75/6
0/72/0/5
73/0/0/4
5/2/0/1
21/7/4/1
OPS .676 .631 .646 .659 .729 .685 .540 .490 .699
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 134/.799 67/.614 53/.511 39/.779 64/.728 59/.615 71/.531 13/.154 .710
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 153/.572 87/.644 82/.736 63/.587 58/.728 83/.736 64/.550 8/1.089 .690
Road 116/.542 69/.433 66/.656 40/.585 41/.727 73/.526 62/.693 / .689
Last 28d days 12/1.861 45/.481 40/.286 54/.551 42/.754 56/.891 40/.422 21/.490
HR/SB/CS 5/6/2 1/2/0 2/4/0 2/1/0 3/1/2 3/0/1 3/2/0 1/0/0 72/55/17
Usage ·····X·· ···X·Xo· ·o··o··· ·X··XX·· ····oX·· ····X·X· ·oX·X··· ··X··X··

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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