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Game Preview: BOS @ OAK, 10:05pm, Tuesday, April 1, 2008 @McAfee Coliseum

Boston Red Sox, 1-1, 2nd, ½ GB, ½ GB in WC

SP: Daisuke Matsuzaka (27, RHP, 0-0, 3.60)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. OAK Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (0-0)              5     2   2   2   5   6  1    3.60      
 2007 (15-12)          204.2 191 100 100  80 201 25    4.40      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         2-2  39.2  40  31  31  22  35  8    7.03   43 
 2008-03-25    OAK  ND   5     2   2   2   5   6  1      95   56 
 2007-09-28    MIN   W   8     6   2   2   2   8  1     119   68 
 2007-09-22    TBD  ND   6.2   6   5   5   3   7  1     115   46 
 2007-09-14    NYY  ND   5.2   4   2   2   5   7  0     120   55 
 2007-09-08    BAL   L   2.2   6   8   8   3   2  2      72   13 
 2007-09-03    TOR   W   5.1  10   7   7   1   3  1      98   22 
 2007-08-28    NYY   L   6.1   6   5   5   3   2  2     110   40 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.OAK      0-1  12     9   4   4   7  14  2    3.00   59 
 2008-03-25    OAK  ND   5     2   2   2   5   6  1      95   56 
 2007-06-05    OAK   L   7     7   2   2   2   8  1     129   61 
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:    0-0    Road:    1-1    ExtrInn: 1-0 
 vsRHP:   1-1    vsLHP:   0-0    1-Run:   1-0 
 vsEast:  0-0    vsCntrl: 0-0    vsWest:  1-1  IL: 0-0 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
  2 Wed, Mar 26  @OAK  L   1-5        1-1   1st    Tied
  1 Tue, Mar 25  @OAK  W   6-5 (10)   1-0   1st    Tied
 Last 10: 1-1    Last 20: 1-1    Last 30: 1-1 
Oakland Athletics, 1-1, 2nd, ½ GB, ½ GB in WC

SP: Joe Blanton (27, RHP, 0-0, 4.76)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. BOS Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (0-0)              5.2   7   3   3   1   3  0    4.76      
 2007 (14-10)          230   240 106 101  40 140 16    3.95      
 2006 (16-12)          194.1 241 111 104  58 107 17    4.82      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         3-1  45.1  52  21  21  11  27  2    4.17   49 
 2008-03-25    BOS  ND   5.2   7   3   3   1   3  0      94   45 
 2007-09-26    BOS  ND   5    11   5   5   3   4  0      93   26 
 2007-09-21    CLE   L   5.2  10   4   4   3   4  2     106   34 
 2007-09-15    TEX   W   7     5   3   3   1   6  0      99   60 
 2007-09-10    SEA   W   7     8   2   2   1   1  0      95   53 
 2007-09-05    LAA   W   8     6   2   2   1   3  0      99   64 
 2007-08-31    DET  ND   7     5   2   2   1   6  0      96   64 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.BOS      1-1  32    33  14  14  11  17  2    3.94   50 
 2008-03-25    BOS  ND   5.2   7   3   3   1   3  0      94   45 
 2007-09-26    BOS  ND   5    11   5   5   3   4  0      93   26 
 2007-06-07    BOS   L   7.1   4   1   1   3   2  1     117   65 
 2007-05-01    BOS  ND   7     6   4   4   2   4  0     106   51 
 2006-07-16    BOS   W   7     5   1   1   2   4  1     104   65 
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:    1-1    Road:    0-0    ExtrInn: 0-1 
 vsRHP:   0-1    vsLHP:   1-0    1-Run:   0-1 
 vsEast:  1-1    vsCntrl: 0-0    vsWest:  0-0  IL: 0-0 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
  2 Wed, Mar 26   BOS  W   5-1        1-1   1st    Tied
  1 Tue, Mar 25   BOS  L   5-6 (10)   0-1   1st    Tied
 Last 10: 1-1    Last 20: 1-1    Last 30: 1-1 
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Wed, Mar 26, 2008 OAK  5  BOS  1        W:Rich Harden (1-0), L: Jon Lester (0-1), S: none
Tue, Mar 25, 2008 BOS  6 @OAK  5 (10)   W:Hideki Okajima (1-0), L: Huston Street (0-1), S: Jonathan Papelbon (1)

Wed, Sep 26, 2007 BOS 11  OAK  6        W:Mike Timlin , L: Jerry Blevins , S: none
Tue, Sep 25, 2007 BOS  7  OAK  3        W:Curt Schilling , L: Chad Gaudin , S: none
Thu, Jun 07, 2007 BOS  1 @OAK  0        W:Curt Schilling , L: Joe Blanton , S: none
Wed, Jun 06, 2007 OAK  3  BOS  2        W:Joe Kennedy , L: Tim Wakefield , S: Santiago Casilla 
Tue, Jun 05, 2007 OAK  2  BOS  0        W:Lenny DiNardo , L: Daisuke Matsuzaka , S: Alan Embree 
Mon, Jun 04, 2007 OAK  5  BOS  4 (11)   W:Santiago Casilla , L: Kyle Snyder , S: none
Wed, May 02, 2007 BOS  6  OAK  4        W:Josh Beckett , L: Jay Marshall , S: Mike Timlin 
Tue, May 01, 2007 OAK  5 @BOS  4 (10)   W:Justin Duchscherer , L: Brendan Donnelly , S: Huston Street 
Season Series: 2008 - Tied 1-1; 2007 - Tied 4-4; 2006 - OAK won 7-3; All-Time - BOS leads 1035-846

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. Pierre  .293

J. LaRue  .148

OBP

B. Bonds  .480

W. Taveras  .367

J. LaRue  .240

SLG

C. Ross  .653

T. Tulowitzki  .479

A. Gonzalez  .249

OPS

A. Rodriguez  1.067

T. Glaus  .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 (3.50 RS/G) vs. Oakland Athletics Pitchers (3.50 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 55.Blanton
G/S/vB
59.Brown
G/S/vB
25.DiNardo*
G/S/vB
58.Duchscherer
G/S/vB
41.Embree*
G/S/vB
25.Eveland*
G/S/vB
29.Foulke
G/S/vB
44.Casilla
G/S/vB
40.Harden
G/S/vB
20.Street
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
22.Casey* G/S/vP 5/.200 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 10/1.067 3/1.167 2/2.500 3/.666 3/.333 2/1.000 496/ .296/.353/.393/.746 / .697 25/1.105 2/2 4/2
36.Cash G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/no AB ··· 4/.500 ··· 3/.333 ··· 33/ .111/.242/.148/.391 / .620 1/.000 0/0 0/1
13.Cora* G/S/vP 3/.000 ··· ··· 1/no AB 5/1.100 ··· 2/1.000 ··· ··· 1/no AB 232/ .246/.298/.386/.684 / .777 10/1.278 1/1 3/5
10.Crisp# G/S/vP 13/.481 ··· 4/.500 5/.933 3/2.000 ··· 4/.000 2/1.500 8/.500 1/.000 591/ .268/.330/.382/.712 / .668 19/.541 28/6 6/1
7.Drew* G/S/vP 10/.633 1/no AB 2/2.000 ··· 9/.444 ··· 2/.000 1/no AB ··· ··· 552/ .270/.373/.423/.796 / .763 31/1.396 4/2 11/6
46.Ellsbury* G/S/vP 5/.400 ··· 2/1.500 ··· 1/2.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 127/ .353/.394/.509/.902 / .772 37/.763 9/0 3/0
25.Lowell G/S/vP 15/.619 1/.000 4/.250 2/.000 5/.400 ··· 1/.000 1/.000 3/.666 2/.000 653/ .324/.378/.501/.879 / .767 40/.825 3/2 21/15
23.Lugo G/S/vP 23/.609 ··· 5/1.200 6/.334 7/.429 ··· 8/.000 1/.000 16/.683 2/1.000 630/ .237/.294/.349/.643 / .547 32/.544 33/6 8/19
34.Ortiz* G/S/vP 18/.922 1/3.000 4/.500 12/.334 6/.833 ··· 15/.976 ··· 8/2.583 6/.167 667/ .332/.445/.621/1.066 / 1.005 36/1.777 3/1 35/0
15.Pedroia G/S/vP 9/1.069 1/3.000 4/.333 ··· 2/1.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· 3/.000 1/no AB 581/ .317/.380/.442/.823 / .729 33/.927 7/1 8/6
24.Ramirez G/S/vP 18/1.278 ··· 3/.667 7/.286 3/.666 ··· 12/.416 2/.000 8/2.625 5/.600 569/ .296/.388/.493/.881 / .871 21/.921 0/0 20/2
33.Varitek# G/S/vP 17/.607 1/.000 4/.500 5/.000 6/.334 ··· 7/.929 2/.000 7/.143 4/.250 518/ .255/.367/.421/.787 / .781 31/1.425 1/2 17/6
20.Youkilis G/S/vP 16/.625 ··· 4/.250 2/.000 4/.250 ··· 2/.000 2/1.000 3/.333 4/.000 625/ .288/.390/.453/.843 / .889 18/.686 4/2 16/3
IP 230.0 41.2 131.1 16.1 68.0 5.0 50.2 25.2 50.0 TOTAL /// / / /0
ERA-K/9 3.95/5.5 4.54/9.3 4.11/4.0 4.96/7.2 3.97/6.8 14.40/5.4 /0.0 4.44/9.2 2.45/9.5 2.88/11.3 0.00/0.0

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

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 950/.269 178/.245 555/.278 75/.281 284/.258 28/.364 / 219/.224 100/.202 199/.190  Ramirez
 Crisp
 Drew
 Ellsbury
120/0/0/8
0/144/0/7
0/4/133/3
22/16/1/0
OPS .679 .691 .750 .914 .681 .964 .676 .627 .543
vs LHB (BF-OPS) / / / / / / / / / /
vs RHB (BF-OPS) / / / / / / / / / /
Home 429/.564 93/.665 306/.681 35/.919 141/.575 20/1.147 / 102/.516 61/.861 99/.505
Last 28d days 56/1.150 21/.929 33/.700 / / / / 7/.143 / 12/.705
HR/SB/CS 16/19/4 1/3/0 13/3/3 3/3/0 5/4/1 0/1/0 // 6/9/0 3/1/1 5/5/2 //
Usage ······X· ······o· ·····oo· ·····oX· ·····X·· ·····X·· ······X·

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

Oakland Athletics Batters (5.00 RS/G) vs. Boston Red Sox Pitchers (5.00 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 18.Matsuzaka
G/S/vB
53.Aardsma
G/S/vB
61.Buchholz
G/S/vB
30.Corey
G/S/vB
17.Delcarmen
G/S/vB
31.Lester*
G/S/vB
48.Lopez*
G/S/vB
37.Okajima*
G/S/vB
58.Papelbon
G/S/vB
39.Snyder
G/S/vB
51.Tavarez
G/S/vB
49.Wakefield
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
10.Barton* G/S/vP 3/.667 1/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 5/1.267 2/.500 ··· 1/no AB ··· ··· ··· 84/ .347/.429/.639/1.067 / .860 35/1.352 1/0 4/0
18.Bowen# G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 188/ .231/.344/.372/.716 / .488 3/.000 1/2 4/5
8.Brown G/S/vP 6/.733 2/.000 ··· 1/.000 2/.000 8/.875 2/.000 ··· 5/1.600 ··· 11/.637 5/.650 397/ .257/.300/.347/.647 / .639 22/.652 12/2 6/6
6.Buck* G/S/vP 7/.286 ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 3/.000 1/.000 1/.000 1/5.000 2/.000 3/1.000 4/.500 334/ .288/.377/.474/.850 / .784 / 4/1 7/0
7.Crosby G/S/vP 5/.000 2/.000 ··· 2/.000 1/.000 4/.750 3/.667 1/.000 4/1.500 6/1.267 7/.971 6/.533 374/ .226/.278/.341/.619 / .649 / 10/2 8/14
32.Cust* G/S/vP 6/.750 ··· ··· ··· ··· 3/.333 3/.333 1/2.000 1/.000 ··· 4/.250 9/1.069 507/ .256/.408/.504/.912 / 1.047 35/.736 0/2 26/4
19.Denorfia G/S/vP ··· 1/no AB ··· ··· ··· 2/1.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 2/.000 ··· / /// / / / /
14.Ellis G/S/vP 7/1.262 ··· ··· 1/.000 4/.500 7/.629 1/3.000 1/.000 5/.600 12/.606 7/2.428 17/1.029 642/ .276/.336/.441/.777 / .743 29/.845 9/4 19/5
22.Hannahan* G/S/vP 2/.500 1/.000 ··· 3/1.000 1/no AB 4/1.000 ··· ··· 1/2.000 2/2.500 1/no AB ··· 169/ .278/.369/.424/.793 / .805 32/.526 1/0 3/3
11.Johnson* G/S/vP 3/.000 ··· ··· 1/no AB 1/.000 ··· 1/2.000 3/.000 ··· 1/.000 3/1.167 6/.334 495/ .236/.349/.418/.768 / .737 17/.643 0/0 18/4
12.Murphy G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 2/3.500 ··· ··· ··· 1/no AB 1/.000 3/.000 132/ .220/.290/.441/.731 / .660 8/1.357 1/0 6/5
24.Suzuki G/S/vP 2/1.000 1/3.000 ··· 2/2.500 1/.000 4/.500 ··· 1/.000 1/.000 2/.000 1/2.000 ··· 248/ .249/.327/.408/.735 / .713 29/.450 0/0 7/2
5.Sweeney G/S/vP ··· 2/.000 ··· ··· 1/2.000 5/1.100 ··· 2/2.000 2/1.000 ··· 2/.000 41/.623 289/ .260/.315/.404/.719 / .686 24/.553 0/0 7/1
15.Sweeney* G/S/vP 2/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 3/.000 ··· ··· 49/ .200/.265/.333/.599 / .516 / 0/1 1/0
IP 204.2 32.1 22.2 9.1 44.0 63.0 40.2 69.0 58.1 54.1 134.2 189.0 TOTAL /// / / /1
ERA-K/9 4.40/8.8 6.40/10.0 1.59/8.7 1.93/5.8 2.05/8.4 4.57/7.1 3.10/5.7 2.22/8.2 1.85/13.0 3.81/6.8 5.15/5.1 4.76/5.2 0.00/0.0

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Bowen (34-5-3)
 Suzuki (29-7-7)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 874/.246 151/.300 88/.184 32/.231 176/.183 275/.257 174/.240 272/.202 224/.146 242/.223 604/.281 800/.264  Brown
 Buck
 Sweeney
 Cust
78/0/21/8
18/5/65/3
11/3/0/1
14/0/48/1
OPS .731 .867 .508 .630 .564 .753 .695 .561 .463 .716 .779 .753
vs LHB (BF-OPS) / / / / / / / / / / / /
vs RHB (BF-OPS) / / / / / / / / / / / /
Road 479/.714 80/1.094 31/.582 11/.495 88/.461 173/.740 82/.664 134/.483 105/.358 101/.719 324/.797 406/.730
Last 28d days 59/.659 / / 13/.785 14/.071 29/.905 8/.821 8/.750 11/.273 5/.650 23/.854 49/.848
HR/SB/CS 25/18/7 4/0/0 0/0/0 0/1/0 4/2/2 10/4/2 2/0/1 6/5/0 5/4/0 7/5/2 14/0/0 22/41/8 //
Usage ······X· ·····X·· ·····oo· ·····X·· ·····X·· ·····oo· ······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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