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Game Preview: BOS @ SEA, 10:10pm, Monday, May 26, 2008 @Safeco Field

Boston Red Sox, 31-22, 2nd, ½ GB, 2 up in WC

SP: Bartolo Colon (35, RHP, 1-0, 3.60)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. SEA Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (1-0)              5     6   2   2   2   4  0    3.60      
 2007 (6-8)             99.1 132  74  70  29  76 15    6.34      
 2006 (1-5)             56.1  71  39  32  11  31 11    5.11      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         1-5  31.2  46  27  25  13  27  0    7.11   40 
 2008-05-21    KCR   W   5     6   2   2   2   4  0      74   49 
 2007-09-22    SEA   L   8     8   3   3   0   3  0      90   57 
 2007-09-14   @CHW   L   4.2   8   5   3   2   4  0      99   34 
 2007-07-23    OAK   L   1     4   4   4   1   1  0      33   29 
 2007-07-18   @TBD   L   5     5   3   3   4   7  0     107   48 
 2007-07-06   @NYY  ND   2     7   7   7   2   2  0      61   14 
 2007-06-30   @BAL   L   6     8   3   3   2   6  0     109   48 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.SEA      3-2  37.1  39  16  15   3  10  3    3.62   53 
 2007-09-22    SEA   L   8     8   3   3   0   3  0      90   57 
 2007-05-28    SEA   L   6.1  11   9   8   0   3  2      90   20 
 2007-05-17   @SEA   W   7     9   3   3   3   1  1      95   45 
 2007-04-21    SEA   W   7     7   1   1   0   1  0      77   60 
 2006-07-05   @SEA   W   9     4   0   0   0   2  0      91   81 
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   21-5    Road:   10-17   ExtrInn: 1-1 
 vsRHP:  25-21   vsLHP:   6-1    1-Run:   9-6 
 vsEast:  8-11   vsCntrl:12-5    vsWest:  8-6  IL: 3-0 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 53 Sun, May 25  @OAK  L   3-6       31-22  2nd  0.5 gb
 52 Sat, May 24  @OAK  L   0-3       31-21  1st  0.5 up
 51 Fri, May 23  @OAK  L   3-8       31-20  1st  1.5 up
 50 Thu, May 22   KCR  W  11-8       31-19  1st  2.5 up
 49 Wed, May 21   KCR  W   6-3       30-19  1st  2.0 up
 48 Tue, May 20   KCR  W   2-1       29-19  1st  1.0 up
 47 Mon, May 19   KCR  W   7-0       28-19  1st  1.0 up
 46 Sun, May 18   MIL  W  11-7       27-19  1st  1.0 up
 45 Sat, May 17   MIL  W   7-6       26-19  1st    Tied
 44 Sat, May 17   MIL  W   5-3       25-19  1st    Tied
 Last 10: 7-3    Last 20:11-9    Last 30:16-14
Seattle Mariners, 18-33, 4th, 11½ GB, 12 GB in WC

SP: Felix Hernandez (22, RHP, 2-4, 3.34)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. BOS Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (2-4)             67.1  70  28  25  28  57  6    3.34      
 2007 (14-7)           190.1 209  88  83  53 165 20    3.92      
 2006 (12-14)          191   195 105  96  60 176 23    4.52      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         1-4  45.2  51  23  21  20  41  4    4.14   50 
 2008-05-18    SDP  ND   6     7   2   2   1   5  1      91   54 
 2008-05-13   @TEX   L   6     6   3   2   5   3  0     112   48 
 2008-05-08    TEX   L   5     6   4   4   3   5  1     112   41 
 2008-05-03   @NYY   L   5.2  12   6   6   3   3  1     105   21 
 2008-04-27    OAK   L   7     6   4   4   4  10  0     115   55 
 2008-04-22    BAL  ND   7     6   2   2   3   7  1     110   61 
 2008-04-16   @OAK   W   9     8   2   1   1   8  0     115   72 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.BOS      2-0  21.2  16   8   7   6  17  2    2.91   61 
 2007-06-26    BOS  ND   5.2  11   6   5   2   5  1      97   28 
 2007-04-11   @BOS   W   9     1   0   0   2   6  0     111   89 
 2006-07-22    BOS   W   7     4   2   2   2   6  1      99   65 
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   11-13   Road:    7-20   ExtrInn: 1-2 
 vsRHP:  14-23   vsLHP:   4-10   1-Run:   3-10
 vsEast:  3-13   vsCntrl: 3-8    vsWest: 10-11 IL: 2-1 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 51 Sun, May 25  @NYY  L   5-6       18-33  4th 11.5 gb
 50 Sat, May 24  @NYY  L   6-12      18-32  4th 11.5 gb
 49 Fri, May 23  @NYY  L   2-13      18-31  4th 10.5 gb
 48 Thu, May 22  @DET  L   2-9       18-30  4th  9.5 gb
 47 Wed, May 21  @DET  L   4-9       18-29  4th  9.5 gb
 46 Tue, May 20  @DET  L   8-12      18-28  4th  8.5 gb
 45 Sun, May 18   SDP  W   3-2       18-27  4th  7.5 gb
 44 Sat, May 17   SDP  W   4-2       17-27  4th  7.5 gb
 43 Fri, May 16   SDP  L   4-6       16-27  4th  8.5 gb
 42 Wed, May 14  @TEX  W   4-3 (12)  16-26  4th  8.0 gb
 Last 10: 3-7    Last 20: 5-15   Last 30: 7-23
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Sun, Aug 05, 2007 BOS  9 @SEA  2        W:Josh Beckett (14-5), L: Miguel Batista (11-8), S: none
Sat, Aug 04, 2007 BOS  4 @SEA  3        W:Daisuke Matsuzaka (13-8), L: Jarrod Washburn (8-8), S: Jonathan Papelbon (25)
Fri, Aug 03, 2007 SEA  7  BOS  4        W:Sean Green (5-1), L: Mike Timlin (1-1), S: J.J. Putz (32)
Wed, Jun 27, 2007 SEA  2  BOS  1 (11)   W:Jason Davis (2-0), L: Joel Pineiro (1-1), S: none
Tue, Jun 26, 2007 SEA  8  BOS  7        W:Eric O'Flaherty (5-0), L: Javier Lopez (1-1), S: J.J. Putz (22)
Mon, Jun 25, 2007 SEA  9  BOS  4        W:Jeff Weaver (2-6), L: Julian Tavarez (5-5), S: none
Thu, May 03, 2007 BOS  8  SEA  7        W:Brendan Donnelly (1-1), L: Chris Reitsma (0-1), S: J.C. Romero (1)
Wed, Apr 11, 2007 SEA  3 @BOS  0        W:Felix Hernandez (2-0), L: Daisuke Matsuzaka (1-1), S: none
Tue, Apr 10, 2007 BOS 14  SEA  3        W:Josh Beckett (2-0), L: Jeff Weaver (0-1), S: none
Sun, Aug 27, 2006 SEA  6  BOS  3        W:Cha Seung Baek (1-0), L: Kyle Snyder (3-3), S: J.J. Putz (27)
Season Series: 2008 -  0-0; 2007 - SEA won 5-4; 2006 - SEA won 6-4; All-Time - BOS leads 195-144

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  5.76

MIN  4.54

SDP  3.50

RA/G

OAK  3.61

KCR  4.54

TEX  5.48

BA

C. Jones  .417

B. Butler  .261

J. Thome  .201

OBP

C. Jones  .488

K. Millar  .328

K. Greene  .258

SLG

L. Berkman  .759

J. Lopez  .403

M. Bourn  .303

OPS

L. Berkman  1.230

P. Feliz  .735

M. Bourn  .580

ERA

E. Volquez  1.31

P. Byrd  4.10

K. Rogers  6.66

K/9IP

E. Volquez  11.03

D. Lowe  6.32

J. Garland  1.96

Baseball-Reference.com-- Baseball's History: 1871-Now

Boston Red Sox Batters (5.11 RS/G) vs. Seattle Mariners Pitchers (5.25 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 34.Hernandez
G/S/vB
41.Dickey
G/S/vB
54.Green
G/S/vB
57.Lowe
G/S/vB
35.Morrow
G/S/vB
20.Putz
G/S/vB
53.Rhodes*
G/S/vB
18.Rowland-Smith*
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
22.Casey* G/S/vP 3/.666 ··· 3/.333 ··· 1/5.000 3/.000 3/2.333 ··· 69/60 .355/.420/.468/.888 1.069/.861 .686 10/.900 0/0 0/
36.Cash G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 57/45 .314/.368/.392/.761 1.467/.582 .979 22/.714 0/0 0/
13.Cora* G/S/vP 6/.733 ··· 2/3.000 1/.000 1/.000 3/.000 1/.000 1/.000 28/24 .360/.429/.400/.829 1.417/.739 .863 23/.623 0/0 0/
10.Crisp# G/S/vP 10/.347 4/1.000 5/.200 1/.000 3/.333 5/.000 1/2.000 1/no AB 116/93 .287/.316/.444/.760 1.109/.680 .712 61/.791 6/0 2/
7.Drew* G/S/vP 9/.666 ··· 2/1.000 ··· 2/.500 1/.000 3/.333 2/.500 166/139 .282/.380/.415/.795 .808/.792 .854 74/.794 1/1 4/
46.Ellsbury* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 184/153 .279/.379/.403/.782 .667/.805 .519 92/.730 19/2 4/
25.Lowell G/S/vP 9/1.000 3/3.500 4/.833 1/.000 4/.250 6/.334 2/1.000 2/1.500 141/117 .277/.326/.500/.826 .890/.812 .808 107/.926 0/1 6/
23.Lugo G/S/vP 8/.393 5/1.400 3/1.000 ··· 2/1.500 3/.333 4/.250 1/.000 166/141 .295/.364/.342/.706 .624/.721 .627 69/.769 6/3 0/
34.Ortiz* G/S/vP 9/.819 10/.775 1/2.000 2/.500 1/no AB 6/.000 10/.500 2/.000 223/184 .247/.354/.468/.823 .519/.889 .670 112/1.037 0/0 11/
15.Pedroia G/S/vP 7/.453 ··· 3/.333 ··· 2/1.000 4/.000 ··· 2/3.000 240/196 .291/.331/.400/.731 .736/.729 .642 116/.638 6/0 3/
24.Ramirez G/S/vP 6/.334 11/1.045 4/.500 2/.000 1/.000 10/.400 16/1.525 1/.000 210/181 .290/.371/.495/.866 .779/.879 .943 101/.656 1/0 8/
33.Varitek# G/S/vP 6/.334 4/.500 4/.833 1/no AB 4/.750 8/2.125 9/.222 1/.000 152/128 .281/.362/.496/.858 .913/.848 .788 80/.969 0/0 6/
20.Youkilis G/S/vP 7/.762 ··· 4/1.167 2/.500 2/.500 6/.833 ··· 3/1.000 217/188 .306/.369/.549/.918 1.245/.874 .940 106/.946 2/2 9/
IP 67.1 11.1 26.1 19.0 11.0 14.0 9.2 24.0 TOTAL .287/.358/.450/.809 .858/.799 .764 .824 41/9 56/31
ERA-K/9 3.34/7.6 5.56/4.8 4.10/6.8 3.79/8.5 1.64/12.3 4.50/12.2 5.59/10.2 2.63/7.1 4.96/6.5

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Cash (21-3-7)
 Varitek (16-7-0)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 290/.273 48/.267 122/.263 93/.276 51/.244 67/.273 46/.297 95/.217 .282  Crisp
 Drew
 Ramirez
 Ellsbury
 Youkilis
 Lugo
0/36/0/3
0/0/40/3
45/0/0/3
20/25/9/2
0/0/1/0
1/0/0/0
OPS .750 .735 .700 .779 .733 .770 .774 .588 .801
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 177/.790 28/.670 57/.786 42/.786 18/1.069 31/.919 27/.804 45/.702 .833
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 113/.687 20/.824 65/.622 51/.771 33/.549 36/.651 19/.734 50/.489 .776
Home 167/.774 3/.000 76/.516 40/.661 25/.737 42/.798 22/1.009 31/.739 .770
Last 28d days 109/.938 18/.748 57/.771 59/.827 34/.753 45/.653 31/.704 64/.522
HR/SB/CS 6/5/2 1/0/0 1/0/1 1/2/0 2/0/0 1/0/1 0/0/0 1/0/0 49/27/11
Usage ·······X ··XX···· X·XX···X ··X··X·· ·X·X···· X··X···o oo·····o ·X··XX··
Seattle Mariners Batters (4.10 RS/G) vs. Boston Red Sox Pitchers (4.49 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 40.Colon
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
50.Timlin
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
50.Balentien G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 88/68 .215/.295/.405/.701 .950/.631 .835 88/.701 0/0 4/
29.Beltre G/S/vP 41/1.215 2/.000 3/.666 2/1.000 3/.666 1/.000 3/.000 13/1.616 213/168 .253/.333/.458/.791 .953/.749 .679 108/.695 5/1 10/
5.Betancourt G/S/vP 22/.773 ··· 4/1.417 2/1.000 2/.500 1/.000 1/.000 3/.000 182/142 .278/.287/.398/.685 .721/.675 .772 93/.620 1/1 2/
16.Bloomquist G/S/vP 14/.923 ··· 2/1.000 2/.500 1/no AB ··· ··· 5/.800 46/29 .162/.326/.162/.488 .652/.395 .515 17/.507 4/2 0/
15.Burke G/S/vP 1/2.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 36/20 .219/.306/.344/.649 .875/.425 .343 17/.769 0/0 1/
13.Cairo G/S/vP 21/.376 ··· 1/.000 1/no AB 2/.000 ··· 1/.000 8/.393 40/33 .171/.250/.200/.450 .629/.412 .600 34/.498 1/0 0/
28.Ibanez* G/S/vP 54/.792 ··· 3/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· 2/.500 12/1.318 217/164 .273/.336/.459/.795 .717/.821 .877 105/.717 1/1 7/
2.Johjima G/S/vP 17/.610 ··· 3/1.667 1/.000 1/.000 1/2.000 1/.000 3/3.334 155/123 .219/.258/.301/.559 .510/.572 .734 77/.607 0/0 2/
4.Lopez G/S/vP 27/.629 ··· 1/.000 ··· 2/.000 3/.000 1/2.000 5/.500 219/168 .299/.307/.403/.710 .797/.684 .804 104/.682 2/1 2/
8.Reed* G/S/vP 13/1.308 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 11/11 .300/.364/.300/.664 /.664 11/.664 0/0 0/
44.Sexson G/S/vP 31/.475 ··· 3/.666 1/.000 4/1.250 1/.000 1/.000 21/.688 170/134 .197/.276/.414/.691 1.025/.599 .478 67/.609 0/0 9/
51.Suzuki* G/S/vP 61/.828 ··· 2/.000 2/1.000 2/.500 1/2.000 2/.000 12/.833 232/176 .289/.351/.389/.739 .724/.744 .860 113/.786 21/2 3/
3.Vidro# G/S/vP 15/.381 ··· 1/.000 ··· 4/1.000 1/2.000 1/.000 6/.666 148/113 .239/.284/.362/.646 .824/.598 .669 53/.810 1/0 3/
IP 5.0 23.0 19.1 10.0 18.2 20.0 23.0 15.0 TOTAL .251/.310/.385/.695 .786/.669 .717 .681 37/10 43/36
ERA-K/9 3.60/7.2 3.13/8.2 5.59/7.5 7.20/6.3 3.38/5.8 0.90/7.7 2.35/10.6 6.60/3.6 4.21/7.3

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Burke (4-3-1)
 Johjima (23-7-1)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 23/.300 103/.217 89/.291 48/.256 80/.246 79/.197 89/.224 66/.317 .247  Ibanez
 Balentien
 Suzuki
 Bloomquist
 Reed
 Cairo
49/0/0/4
0/0/23/3
0/51/0/3
3/1/10/0
3/1/1/0
1/0/0/0
OPS .664 .690 .819 .775 .714 .577 .583 .893 .715
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 11/1.192 44/.629 28/.620 19/.868 42/.701 30/.600 48/.560 29/1.080 .698
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 12/.182 59/.735 61/.917 29/.718 38/.721 49/.563 41/.609 37/.739 .727
Road / 45/.504 42/.766 23/.598 26/.763 38/.406 38/.775 39/.724 .703
Last 28d days 23/.664 40/.744 37/.790 40/.750 34/.661 41/.586 48/.594 32/.446
HR/SB/CS 0/0/0 1/2/0 2/2/0 2/0/0 2/1/2 2/0/1 2/2/0 3/2/0 50/37/10
Usage ····X··· ··XX···· ·X··oo·X X··Xo··· o··oXo·· ·····X·· ···o·X·o 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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