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Game Preview: BOS @ HOU, 2:05pm, Sunday, June 29, 2008 @Minute Maid Park

Boston Red Sox, 50-33, 1st, ½ up

SP: Josh Beckett (28, RHP, 7-5, 3.73)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. HOU Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (7-5)             94    85  40  39  19  97 11    3.73      
 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         3-2  47    43  17  17   9  50  6    3.26   59 
 2008-06-23    ARI   L   8     5   2   2   2   8  0     115   70 
 2008-06-15   @CIN   W   7     6   0   0   2   6  0      98   69 
 2008-06-10    BAL  ND   6     8   4   4   1   3  0     113   42 
 2008-06-04    TBR   W   6     7   1   1   0   5  0      92   59 
 2008-05-30   @BAL  ND   6     4   2   2   3  10  1     118   63 
 2008-05-24   @OAK   L   7     7   2   2   0   9  1     107   64 
 2008-05-18    MIL   W   7     6   6   6   1   9  4     107   49 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.HOU      2-2  34    22  11   8  10  40  4    2.12   65 
 2005-09-13   @HOU   W   7.1   9   2   2   0   8  2     114   60 
 2004-05-20    HOU   W   7.2   5   2   2   3   7  1     126   65 
 2003-08-01    HOU   L   7     2   2   2   0   9  1      92   74 
 2002-08-06   @HOU   L   5     3   2   2   4   5  0      84   54 
 2002-04-23    HOU  ND   7     3   3   0   3  11  0     120   73 
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   31-10   Road:   19-23   ExtrInn: 4-1 
 vsRHP:  37-30   vsLHP:  13-3    1-Run:  11-11
 vsEast: 16-13   vsCntrl:12-5    vsWest: 11-9  IL:11-6 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 83 Sat, Jun 28  @HOU  L  10-11      50-33  1st  0.5 up
 82 Fri, Jun 27  @HOU  W   6-1       50-32  1st  0.5 up
 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
 Last 10: 6-4    Last 20:12-8    Last 30:19-11
Houston Astros, 38-43, 5th, 11 GB, 7½ GB in WC

SP: Brian Moehler (36, RHP, 4-3, 4.03)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. BOS Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (4-3)             58    61  27  26  17  35  9    4.03      
 2007 (1-4)             59.2  67  29  27  17  36  8    4.07      
 2006 (7-11)           122   164  95  89  38  58 19    6.57      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         3-3  40.1  37  18  17  13  25  7    3.79   52 
 2008-06-24    TEX   W   6.1   5   1   1   2   5  0      93   62 
 2008-06-18   @BAL  ND   6.1   6   1   1   2   4  1      98   59 
 2008-06-12    MIL   L   4.2   7   7   7   3   1  3      86   20 
 2008-06-06    STL   W   7     2   0   0   2   5  0      93   76 
 2008-05-31   @MIL   L   5     6   3   3   1   6  1      79   48 
 2008-05-24    PHI   W   6     4   3   2   1   3  1      73   56 
 2008-05-19    CHC   L   5     7   3   3   2   1  1      95   40 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.BOS      2-2  27.2  30  15  13  10  11  5    4.23   48 
 2006-07-01    BOS   L   0.2   3   3   3   2   0  1      32   32 
 2000-09-16    BOS  ND   7.1   6   3   3   2   2  1      96   54 
 2000-05-19   @BOS   L   6     7   3   1   1   3  2      91   52 
 1999-07-23    BOS   W   7     7   4   4   4   3  1     114   46 
 1999-04-21    BOS   W   6.2   7   2   2   1   3  0     106   54 
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   20-18   Road:   18-25   ExtrInn: 1-1 
 vsRHP:  28-31   vsLHP:  10-12   1-Run:  13-15
 vsEast:  7-6    vsCntrl:14-18   vsWest: 11-8  IL: 6-11

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 81 Sat, Jun 28   BOS  W  11-10      38-43  5th 11.0 gb
 80 Fri, Jun 27   BOS  L   1-6       37-43  5th 12.0 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
 Last 10: 5-5    Last 20: 7-13   Last 30: 9-21
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Sat, Jun 28, 2008 HOU 11  BOS 10        W:Doug Brocail (3-3), L: Manny Delcarmen (0-2), S: Jose Valverde (20)
Fri, Jun 27, 2008 BOS  6 @HOU  1        W:Daisuke Matsuzaka (9-1), L: Runelvys Hernandez (0-1), S: Jonathan Papelbon (24)

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 - Tied 1-1; 2007 -  0-0; 2006 -  0-0; All-Time - BOS leads 4-1

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  5.50

BAL  4.53

WSN  3.62

RA/G

OAK  3.59

BAL  4.55

TEX  5.68

BA

C. Jones  .394

K. Johnson  .282

T. Pena  .154

OBP

C. Jones  .485

J. Reyes  .355

T. Pena  .177

SLG

L. Berkman  .697

K. Johnson  .451

T. Pena  .189

OPS

L. Berkman  1.143

J. Guillen  .802

T. Pena  .366

ERA

J. Duchscherer  1.91

J. Garland  4.05

B. Arroyo  6.52

K/9IP

E. Volquez  9.97

V. Padilla  6.10

L. Hernandez  3.18

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Boston Red Sox Batters (5.08 RS/G) vs. Houston Astros Pitchers (4.85 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 38.Moehler
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 12/.955 4/.500 ··· 1/5.000 1/.000 6/.334 ··· ··· 115/94 .358/.409/.453/.862 .931/.845 .739 33/.863 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 1/2.000 1/no AB 1/.000 ··· ··· 3/1.167 4/1.500 1/.000 58/51 .275/.362/.353/.715 1.071/.667 .733 24/.625 0/0 0/
10.Crisp# G/S/vP 1/no AB 2/.000 4/.250 1/.000 1/.000 2/.000 2/.000 1/2.000 214/169 .270/.313/.434/.746 .936/.695 .687 79/.880 12/3 5/
7.Drew* G/S/vP 10/.800 4/.000 2/.500 7/.453 ··· 9/1.889 6/.500 1/no AB 283/229 .309/.420/.579/1.000 .889/1.023 1.001 108/1.362 2/1 15/
46.Ellsbury* G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 298/233 .272/.348/.391/.739 .588/.781 .641 93/.613 34/4 5/
25.Lowell G/S/vP 1/.000 2/1.000 ··· 10/.971 1/.000 3/2.334 5/.900 ··· 268/216 .297/.358/.523/.881 1.071/.838 .878 104/1.020 1/1 12/
23.Lugo G/S/vP 16/.688 4/1.750 3/.333 1/no AB 1/2.000 3/.666 5/.650 ··· 267/212 .270/.362/.341/.703 .783/.682 .632 87/.775 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 1/2.000 1/2.000 1/.000 2/.000 1/no AB 369/288 .302/.347/.434/.781 .922/.741 .760 105/.946 8/0 7/
24.Ramirez G/S/vP 20/1.606 17/.620 6/.500 3/.333 ··· 1/.000 2/.000 ··· 323/265 .286/.375/.509/.883 .735/.918 .920 90/.908 1/0 15/
33.Varitek# G/S/vP 12/.533 8/.804 3/.666 2/1.000 1/.000 1/.000 3/1.167 ··· 245/197 .228/.310/.384/.694 .690/.695 .661 75/.405 0/0 7/
20.Youkilis G/S/vP ··· 3/1.167 1/.000 4/1.500 1/.000 1/.000 1/2.000 ··· 312/265 .314/.381/.549/.930 1.107/.901 .960 85/1.010 3/2 13/
IP 58.0 39.2 24.1 28.1 64.2 38.1 36.2 26.1 TOTAL .281/.355/.452/.807 .821/.804 .777 .840 72/14 97/48
ERA-K/9 4.03/5.4 3.18/7.3 1.85/4.8 3.18/7.6 5.29/4.3 4.46/11.7 4.66/5.1 5.47/8.6 4.56/6.6

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Cash (25-9-9)
 Varitek (31-8-2)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 253/.266 160/.236 104/.200 122/.225 275/.294 172/.260 159/.275 122/.228 .271  Drew
 Ramirez
 Crisp
 Moss
 Ellsbury
 Lugo
 Youkilis
0/1/67/5
55/0/0/4
0/63/0/3
6/0/9/2
41/33/12/2
1/0/0/0
0/0/2/0
OPS .754 .628 .722 .647 .773 .826 .909 .791 .802
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 103/.907 68/.826 45/.674 48/.807 109/.743 81/.739 66/.876 49/.561 .818
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 150/.653 92/.484 59/.760 74/.540 166/.791 91/.893 93/.933 73/.961 .791
Home 150/.721 81/.658 53/.649 65/.772 124/.970 94/.730 85/.844 67/.817 .814
Last 28d days 99/.694 43/.685 46/.828 45/.863 46/.451 48/.949 37/.745 36/.881
HR/SB/CS 9/7/0 3/1/1 3/3/1 1/0/0 5/2/1 8/6/0 11/0/1 4/3/0 113/29/10
Usage ····X··· oo··X·oo Xo······ X······X ·X·X··o· o···X·o· ·Xo····· ·X··o·o·
Houston Astros Batters (4.41 RS/G) vs. Boston Red Sox Pitchers (4.19 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
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 ··· 1/5.000 ··· ··· 11/6 .300/.364/.700/1.064 1.400/.733 1.500 11/1.064 0/1 1/
11.Ausmus G/S/vP 5/.000 2/.000 1/no AB ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 128/93 .214/.250/.291/.541 .717/.472 .580 52/.673 0/1 1/
17.Berkman# G/S/vP 15/.629 1/no AB 1/3.000 2/1.000 3/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· 338/255 .366/.447/.697/1.143 .955/1.211 1.254 96/.950 12/2 21/
27.Blum# G/S/vP 10/.875 ··· 1/.000 ··· 4/.250 ··· 2/.000 ··· 136/117 .223/.250/.346/.596 .336/.634 .708 33/.525 1/0 4/
14.Bourn* G/S/vP ··· 1/no AB 1/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 317/234 .235/.293/.315/.608 .548/.629 .727 94/.700 31/7 4/
2.Erstad* G/S/vP 3/1.167 ··· 1/2.000 ··· ··· 1/2.000 4/.500 ··· 117/108 .303/.350/.450/.800 .889/.792 .817 42/.798 1/2 2/
45.Lee G/S/vP 5/1.600 3/1.666 1/.000 2/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 328/253 .279/.326/.532/.858 .905/.844 .903 94/.984 4/1 18/
8.Loretta G/S/vP 15/.343 ··· ··· 1/.000 6/.666 1/.000 ··· ··· 150/109 .254/.327/.381/.707 1.027/.594 .817 41/.831 0/0 3/
31.Newhan* G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 1/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 10/10 .300/.300/.400/.700 /.700 .700 9/.778 0/0 0/
9.Pence G/S/vP ··· 1/2.000 2/.500 ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 319/242 .266/.307/.441/.748 .751/.747 .787 98/.590 5/6 10/
55.Quintero G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 37/31 .243/.243/.297/.541 .333/.581 .500 33/.455 0/0 0/
10.Tejada G/S/vP 20/.450 ··· 4/.833 7/.143 1/.000 5/1.400 4/.250 ··· 341/258 .288/.326/.450/.776 .817/.762 .857 98/.642 6/3 10/
21.Wigginton G/S/vP 20/1.347 1/.000 3/1.666 2/.500 2/.500 ··· 1/.000 ··· 185/132 .277/.373/.447/.820 1.133/.702 .964 74/.844 4/2 5/
IP 94.0 36.2 34.0 24.0 29.1 33.2 36.0 6.0 TOTAL .262/.321/.417/.739 .809/.716 .817 .735 79/28 85/43
ERA-K/9 3.73/9.3 2.70/9.8 3.97/8.7 4.50/7.5 2.45/5.2 3.21/8.8 2.00/11.8 1.50/6.0 3.85/7.5

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

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 382/.237 159/.200 145/.240 109/.229 122/.252 146/.265 139/.191 21/.150 .244  Bourn
 Pence
 Lee
 Abercrombie
 Erstad
0/74/0/6
0/0/77/6
75/0/0/4
5/2/0/1
22/7/4/1
OPS .659 .631 .688 .634 .729 .717 .524 .490 .701
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 200/.647 69/.614 57/.565 41/.790 64/.728 60/.605 73/.516 13/.154 .709
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 182/.672 90/.645 88/.771 68/.542 58/.728 86/.798 66/.533 8/1.089 .695
Road 218/.616 74/.447 76/.738 47/.539 41/.727 77/.593 66/.648 / .694
Last 28d days 109/.643 44/.573 45/.455 55/.556 40/.742 49/1.097 37/.368 21/.490
HR/SB/CS 11/5/3 1/2/0 3/4/0 2/1/0 3/1/2 4/0/1 3/2/0 1/0/0 76/56/17
Usage ·····X·· X····X·X XX·o··o· Xo·X··XX ······oX ·o····X· ·o·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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