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Game Preview: BOS @ KCR, 8:10pm, Tuesday, August 5, 2008 @Kauffman Stadium

Boston Red Sox, 64-49, 2nd, 3 GB

SP: Josh Beckett (28, RHP, 9-8, 4.15)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. KCR Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (9-8)            132.1 134  63  61  27 127 16    4.15      
 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         2-4  46.1  54  25  24  10  38  5    4.66   50 
 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 
 2008-06-23    ARI   L   8     5   2   2   2   8  0     115   70 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.KCR      2-0  27    20   8   7   6  20  0    2.33   62 
 2007-04-04   @KCR   W   5     2   1   1   4   5  0      94   60 
 2006-09-09    KCR  ND   8     8   4   4   2   3  0     110   51 
 2006-08-09   @KCR  ND   6     6   3   2   0   5  0     103   55 
 2006-07-19    KCR   W   8     4   0   0   0   7  0     110   81 
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   40-16   Road:   24-33   ExtrInn: 6-2 
 vsRHP:  47-41   vsLHP:  17-8    1-Run:  15-18
 vsEast: 21-21   vsCntrl:15-6    vsWest: 17-15 IL:11-7 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/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
107 Mon, Jul 28   LAA  L   5-7       61-46  2nd  1.0 gb
106 Sun, Jul 27   NYY  W   9-2       61-45  2nd  1.0 gb
105 Sat, Jul 26   NYY  L   3-10      60-45  2nd  2.0 gb
104 Fri, Jul 25   NYY  L   0-1       60-44  2nd  1.0 gb
 Last 10: 4-6    Last 20:10-10   Last 30:14-16
Kansas City Royals, 53-60, 4th, 9½ GB, 9½ GB in WC

SP: Brian Bannister (27, RHP, 7-9, 5.33)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. BOS Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (7-9)            128.1 146  82  76  40  81 16    5.33      
 2007 (12-9)           165   156  76  71  44  77 15    3.87      
 2006 (2-1)             38    34  18  18  22  19  4    4.26      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         1-3  36.2  47  32  27  20  30  6    6.63   39 
 2008-07-30   @OAK  ND   5     8   2   2   4   7  0     111   46 
 2008-07-25    TBR   L   5.1   7   3   2   1   1  0     100   44 
 2008-07-20   @CHW  ND   3     8   5   5   1   4  1      77   26 
 2008-07-09    CHW  ND   6.2   4   5   5   3   6  2     106   49 
 2008-07-04   @TBR   L   5     8   7   6   1   6  1     102   30 
 2008-06-29    STL   L   4.2   9   7   7   4   1  1     102   15 
 2008-06-23    COL   W   7     3   3   0   6   5  1     113   64 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.BOS      0-2  11.1  17  11  11   1   7  4    8.74   34 
 2008-05-22   @BOS   L   5.1  12   7   7   1   4  1     107   19 
 2007-07-16   @BOS   L   6     5   4   4   0   3  3      92   49 
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   27-30   Road:   26-30   ExtrInn: 4-5 
 vsRHP:  31-45   vsLHP:  22-15   1-Run:  16-14
 vsEast: 13-22   vsCntrl:17-21   vsWest: 10-12 IL:13-5 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
113 Mon, Aug  4   BOS  W   4-3       53-60  4th  9.5 gb
112 Sun, Aug  3   CHW  W  14-3       52-60  4th 10.5 gb
111 Sat, Aug  2   CHW  W   9-7       51-60  4th 11.0 gb
110 Fri, Aug  1   CHW  L   2-4       50-60  4th 12.0 gb
109 Wed, Jul 30  @OAK  W   4-3 (10)  50-59  4th 11.5 gb
108 Tue, Jul 29  @OAK  W   5-2       49-59  4th 11.5 gb
107 Mon, Jul 28  @OAK  W   4-2       48-59  4th 12.5 gb
106 Sun, Jul 27   TBR  W   6-1       47-59  4th 13.5 gb
105 Sat, Jul 26   TBR  L   3-5       46-59  5th 14.5 gb
104 Fri, Jul 25   TBR  L   3-5       46-58  5th 13.5 gb
 Last 10: 7-3    Last 20:12-8    Last 30:15-15
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Mon, Aug 04, 2008 KCR  4  BOS  3        W:Gil Meche (10-9), L: Clay Buchholz (2-7), S: Joakim Soria (32)
Thu, May 22, 2008 BOS 11  KCR  8        W:Daisuke Matsuzaka (8-0), L: Brian Bannister (4-6), S: Jonathan Papelbon (14)
Wed, May 21, 2008 BOS  6  KCR  3        W:Bartolo Colon (1-0), L: Brett Tomko (2-5), S: none
Tue, May 20, 2008 BOS  2  KCR  1        W:Justin Masterson (1-0), L: Gil Meche (3-6), S: Jonathan Papelbon (13)
Mon, May 19, 2008 BOS  7  KCR  0        W:Jon Lester (3-2), L: Luke Hochevar (3-3), S: none

Wed, Jul 18, 2007 KCR  6 @BOS  5        W:Odalis Perez (5-8), L: Julian Tavarez (5-8), S: Octavio Dotel (10)
Tue, Jul 17, 2007 KCR  9 @BOS  3        W:Jimmy Gobble (4-1), L: Tim Wakefield (10-9), S: none
Mon, Jul 16, 2007 BOS  4  KCR  0        W:Kason Gabbard (3-0), L: Brian Bannister (5-6), S: none
Thu, Apr 05, 2007 BOS  4 @KCR  1        W:Daisuke Matsuzaka (1-0), L: Zack Greinke (0-1), S: Jonathan Papelbon (1)
Wed, Apr 04, 2007 BOS  7 @KCR  1        W:Josh Beckett (1-0), L: Odalis Perez (0-1), S: none
Season Series: 2008 - BOS leads 4-1; 2007 - Tied 3-3; 2006 - KCR won 5-4; All-Time - KCR leads 206-199

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  5.66

COL  4.62

SDP  3.75

RA/G

OAK  3.90

CLE  4.60

TEX  5.90

BA

  

  

  

OBP

  

  

  

SLG

  

  

  

OPS

  

  

  

ERA

J. Duchscherer  2.33

J. Maine  4.13

I. Snell  6.14

K/9IP

T. Lincecum  10.04

D. Eveland  6.12

L. Hernandez  3.48

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Boston Red Sox Batters (4.96 RS/G) vs. Kansas City Royals Pitchers (4.82 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 19.Bannister
G/S/vB
32.Mahay*
G/S/vB
46.Nunez
G/S/vB
57.Peralta
G/S/vB
52.Ramirez*
G/S/vB
56.Ramirez
G/S/vB
48.Soria
G/S/vB
51.Tejeda
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
44.Bay G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 2/1.500 12/.633 3/.333 ··· 6/1.267 479/366 .284/.378/.523/.901 .752/.945 .836 104/.828 7/0 23/
22.Casey* G/S/vP 9/1.069 2/.500 ··· 5/.600 16/1.000 1/.000 2/1.000 3/.333 155/127 .355/.413/.447/.860 1.021/.822 .665 35/.862 1/0 0/
36.Cash G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 111/88 .228/.288/.347/.635 .885/.571 .645 17/.529 0/0 2/
13.Cora* G/S/vP ··· 4/1.250 ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 2/3.500 81/72 .271/.363/.343/.705 .819/.691 .713 17/.745 0/0 0/
10.Crisp# G/S/vP 2/.000 5/.000 5/1.000 4/2.000 5/.650 ··· 2/2.000 3/1.667 279/213 .250/.304/.391/.695 .864/.640 .644 45/.557 14/3 6/
7.Drew* G/S/vP 5/.400 4/3.000 2/.500 1/no AB 5/.650 2/2.000 1/.000 5/.933 404/321 .283/.403/.538/.941 .929/.944 .905 80/.830 3/1 19/
46.Ellsbury* G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 2/1.000 418/324 .259/.323/.352/.675 .620/.691 .592 79/.481 35/7 5/
25.Lowell G/S/vP 2/.000 3/1.000 2/1.500 5/1.000 22/1.195 ··· 2/.500 8/.125 395/314 .280/.342/.462/.804 .907/.778 .812 88/.541 1/2 13/
12.Lowrie# G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 108/71 .293/.349/.413/.762 .992/.636 .790 60/.716 0/0 1/
34.Ortiz* G/S/vP 3/1.666 7/.714 4/.833 5/1.200 6/2.000 ··· 1/.000 6/.533 291/228 .254/.354/.472/.826 .633/.880 .697 45/.750 1/0 14/
15.Pedroia G/S/vP 3/2.334 2/.000 3/.666 1/2.000 5/1.100 ··· 1/.000 5/.200 511/393 .317/.362/.453/.815 .923/.783 .855 101/.825 11/1 9/
33.Varitek# G/S/vP 2/.000 5/1.933 2/2.500 2/.000 5/.400 ··· 2/.000 2/.000 341/263 .220/.311/.357/.668 .737/.647 .627 65/.740 0/0 8/
20.Youkilis G/S/vP 3/.000 2/2.000 2/1.000 6/.733 6/1.267 ··· 1/.000 6/2.000 446/367 .316/.383/.560/.943 1.134/.905 .936 96/1.066 3/4 20/
IP 128.1 57.1 26.0 37.2 22.0 53.0 51.2 23.1 TOTAL .278/.355/.441/.796 .834/.785 .759 .789 83/23 121/63
ERA-K/9 5.33/5.7 2.20/6.8 2.08/5.9 5.50/6.0 2.86/4.5 2.89/9.7 1.57/9.4 4.63/9.7 4.58/6.7

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Cash (31-15-11)
 Varitek (46-12-2)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 564/.287 236/.230 107/.207 157/.271 89/.247 217/.223 196/.159 99/.179 .267  Drew
 Bay
 Ellsbury
 Crisp
 Youkilis
0/1/94/5
109/0/0/4
54/47/14/3
0/81/0/3
0/0/2/0
OPS .779 .627 .598 .856 .623 .576 .482 .592 .748
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 279/.808 94/.629 48/.714 71/.983 31/.658 100/.770 102/.528 45/.798 .769
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 285/.750 142/.626 59/.501 86/.758 58/.603 117/.406 94/.435 54/.415 .729
Home 327/.689 113/.600 62/.731 90/.912 50/.594 113/.526 91/.420 72/.785 .740
Last 28d days 99/.865 46/.814 24/.851 41/.626 59/.634 48/.664 47/.437 49/.619
HR/SB/CS 16/2/3 4/2/2 1/0/0 10/2/1 1/1/0 1/3/1 4/2/1 2/5/0 113/50/17
Usage ·····X·· o·X··oo· ·····o·· ···X···· ··X··o·· X·o··X·o X·X··oXo ·X······
Kansas City Royals Batters (4.27 RS/G) vs. Boston Red Sox Pitchers (4.12 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 19.Beckett
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
59.Smith
G/S/vB
50.Timlin
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
30.Aviles G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 223/156 .338/.363/.545/.908 1.221/.777 .842 102/1.034 3/1 7/
14.Buck G/S/vP 3/.000 3/3.000 ··· ··· 1/5.000 ··· ··· 4/.500 301/216 .244/.322/.402/.725 .839/.680 .701 65/.823 0/3 8/
16.Butler G/S/vP ··· 1/no AB 1/no AB ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 324/229 .268/.327/.390/.717 .992/.606 .710 90/.833 0/1 7/
9.DeJesus* G/S/vP 14/.445 3/.333 3/.667 3/.000 1/.000 4/.583 ··· 4/.250 399/262 .301/.361/.457/.818 .723/.869 .823 86/.681 9/7 10/
3.German G/S/vP 8/1.167 2/1.000 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 1/4.000 ··· ··· 137/68 .244/.299/.333/.632 .515/.748 .761 55/.949 6/2 0/
7.Gload* G/S/vP 3/1.667 1/.000 3/1.334 ··· ··· ··· ··· 5/.600 323/240 .271/.317/.341/.658 .521/.706 .790 92/.676 3/4 2/
4.Gordon* G/S/vP 2/.000 1/.000 2/.500 ··· 1/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· 471/325 .254/.347/.414/.761 .537/.865 .797 93/.797 4/2 13/
11.Guillen G/S/vP 20/.668 2/.000 1/2.000 4/.750 1/.000 1/no AB ··· 10/.800 430/315 .264/.295/.462/.757 .983/.677 .745 70/.730 2/0 16/
35.Maier* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 31/21 .310/.333/.310/.644 .800/.563 .638 31/.644 0/0 0/
21.Olivo G/S/vP 4/.000 ··· 1/5.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 2/3.000 229/158 .261/.293/.477/.770 1.048/.648 .647 29/.755 3/0 10/
1.Pena G/S/vP 2/.000 ··· ··· 2/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 197/140 .148/.169/.196/.365 .521/.304 .403 8/.000 3/1 1/
26.Smith* G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/2.000 ··· 1/.000 3/.000 ··· 1/.000 / /// / / / /
24.Teahen* G/S/vP 9/1.069 1/2.000 2/.500 ··· 1/.000 2/1.000 ··· 5/.200 427/302 .245/.314/.382/.696 .622/.728 .692 74/.542 3/2 10/
IP 132.1 46.2 43.0 62.1 44.0 48.1 7.1 30.1 TOTAL .264/.318/.395/.713 .763/.692 .733 .751 60/29 87/59
ERA-K/9 4.15/8.6 4.05/8.3 2.51/5.0 3.61/6.8 2.66/8.2 2.05/10.6 2.45/7.4 5.34/5.0 3.81/7.3

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Buck (36-7-3)
 Olivo (14-10-3)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 551/.260 197/.227 178/.263 263/.213 190/.238 186/.200 28/.130 138/.289 .246  Guillen
 Teahen
 DeJesus
 German
 Maier
 Gload
37/0/39/8
22/1/69/4
52/41/13/3
19/0/0/0
0/10/0/0
4/0/2/0
OPS .711 .653 .742 .698 .674 .522 .520 .797 .702
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 303/.715 86/.580 91/.669 145/.811 76/.577 101/.524 18/.243 63/.933 .714
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 248/.707 111/.711 87/.815 118/.567 114/.740 85/.519 10/1.025 75/.683 .692
Road 306/.644 97/.738 70/.791 117/.680 97/.571 86/.648 4/ 69/.814 .693
Last 28d days 114/.909 40/.444 36/.833 33/.733 26/.507 35/.441 3/.000 30/.483
HR/SB/CS 16/7/5 3/7/0 3/1/3 9/7/0 5/0/1 3/2/0 1/0/0 3/3/0 99/77/27
Usage ·····X·· ·X·o·X·· o··o·o·X o·X··X·X ·X·X··o· ·o·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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