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Game Preview: BOS @ SEA, 10:10pm, Monday, July 21, 2008 @Safeco Field

Boston Red Sox, 57-43, 2nd, 1½ GB, 1 up in WC

SP: Jon Lester (24, LHP, 7-3, 3.38)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. SEA Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (7-3)            125   122  50  47  44  82  9    3.38      
 2007 (4-0)             63    61  33  32  31  50 10    4.57      
 2006 (7-2)             81.1  91  43  43  43  60  7    4.76      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         4-0  49    53  16  16   8  33  2    2.94   56 
 2008-07-08    MIN  ND   7.1   9   5   5   3   6  0     117   43 
 2008-07-03   @NYY   W   9     5   0   0   2   8  0     105   83 
 2008-06-28   @HOU  ND   5     9   6   6   0   3  2      76   28 
 2008-06-22    STL  ND   7.1   9   2   2   1   3  0     101   54 
 2008-06-17   @PHI   W   7     6   0   0   1   5  0      99   69 
 2008-06-12    BAL   W   7     7   2   2   1   3  0     101   57 
 2008-06-05    TBR   W   6.1   8   1   1   0   5  0     109   58 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.SEA      0-0  10    16   9   9   3   8  2    8.10   36 
 2007-08-03   @SEA  ND   5     8   4   4   2   4  1      99   37 
 2006-07-23   @SEA  ND   5     8   5   5   1   4  1      92   34 
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   36-11   Road:   21-32   ExtrInn: 4-2 
 vsRHP:  43-37   vsLHP:  14-6    1-Run:  14-16
 vsEast: 20-19   vsCntrl:15-5    vsWest: 11-12 IL:11-7 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
100 Sun, Jul 20  @LAA  L   3-5       57-43  2nd  1.5 gb
 99 Sat, Jul 19  @LAA  L   2-4       57-42  2nd  1.5 gb
 98 Fri, Jul 18  @LAA  L   3-11      57-41  2nd  0.5 gb
 97 Sun, Jul 13   BAL  W   2-1       57-40  1st  0.5 up
 96 Sat, Jul 12   BAL  W  12-1       56-40  2nd  0.5 gb
 95 Fri, Jul 11   BAL  L   3-7       55-40  2nd  1.5 gb
 94 Wed, Jul  9   MIN  W  18-5       55-39  2nd  2.0 gb
 93 Tue, Jul  8   MIN  W   6-5       54-39  2nd  3.0 gb
 92 Mon, Jul  7   MIN  W   1-0       53-39  2nd  4.0 gb
 91 Sun, Jul  6  @NYY  L   4-5 (10)  52-39  2nd  5.0 gb
 Last 10: 5-5    Last 20: 9-11   Last 30:15-15
Seattle Mariners, 38-60, 4th, 22 GB, 18 GB in WC

SP: Jarrod Washburn (33, LHP, 4-8, 4.83)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. BOS Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (4-8)            104.1 124  59  56  30  62 12    4.83      
 2007 (10-15)          193.2 201 102  93  67 114 23    4.32      
 2006 (8-14)           187   198 103  97  55 103 25    4.67      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         2-1  45.1  47  15  13  14  26  3    2.58   54 
 2008-07-12   @KCR  ND   6     7   3   1   1   1  0     111   50 
 2008-07-07   @OAK   L   8     7   4   4   0   5  1     102   57 
 2008-07-02    TOR   W   6     7   2   2   2   4  1      98   52 
 2008-06-27   @SDP   W   7.2   7   2   2   1   2  1     119   58 
 2008-06-21   @ATL  ND   5.2   6   1   1   3   8  0     118   58 
 2008-06-15    WSN  ND   6     8   2   2   4   2  0     105   46 
 2008-06-09   @TOR  ND   6     5   1   1   3   4  0     104   59 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.BOS      1-2  30.2  27  16  14  14  23  0    4.11   51 
 2007-08-04    BOS   L   6.1   8   4   4   2   4  0     111   43 
 2006-07-23    BOS  ND   5.1   8   5   5   3   6  0     105   35 
 2006-04-16   @BOS   L   6     3   3   2   4   5  0     111   57 
 2005-06-05   @BOS  ND   6     5   3   3   3   5  0      92   52 
 2004-07-15    BOS   W   7     3   1   0   2   3  0      98   70 
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   20-29   Road:   18-31   ExtrInn: 2-4 
 vsRHP:  28-42   vsLHP:  10-18   1-Run:  11-19
 vsEast: 10-18   vsCntrl: 8-16   vsWest: 11-17 IL: 9-9 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 98 Sun, Jul 20   CLE  L   2-6       38-60  4th 22.0 gb
 97 Sat, Jul 19   CLE  L   6-9       38-59  4th 21.0 gb
 96 Fri, Jul 18   CLE  W   8-2       38-58  4th 20.0 gb
 95 Sun, Jul 13  @KCR  W   4-3       37-58  4th 20.0 gb
 94 Sat, Jul 12  @KCR  L   4-5       36-58  4th 20.0 gb
 93 Fri, Jul 11  @KCR  L   1-3       36-57  4th 19.0 gb
 92 Thu, Jul 10  @OAK  L   2-3 (11)  36-56  4th 19.0 gb
 91 Wed, Jul  9  @OAK  W   6-4       36-55  4th 18.0 gb
 90 Tue, Jul  8  @OAK  L   0-2       35-55  4th 19.0 gb
 89 Mon, Jul  7  @OAK  L   3-4       35-54  4th 19.0 gb
 Last 10: 3-7    Last 20:10-10   Last 30:14-16
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Sun, Jun 08, 2008 BOS  2  SEA  1        W:Justin Masterson (3-0), L: Sean Green (1-2), S: Jonathan Papelbon (18)
Sat, Jun 07, 2008 BOS 11  SEA  3        W:Tim Wakefield (4-4), L: Miguel Batista (3-7), S: none
Fri, Jun 06, 2008 SEA  8 @BOS  0        W:Felix Hernandez (4-5), L: Bartolo Colon (3-1), S: none
Wed, May 28, 2008 SEA  1  BOS  0        W:Erik Bedard (4-3), L: Tim Wakefield (3-4), S: J.J. Putz (6)
Tue, May 27, 2008 SEA  4  BOS  3        W:J.J. Putz (2-2), L: Mike Timlin (2-3), S: none
Mon, May 26, 2008 BOS  5 @SEA  3        W:Bartolo Colon (2-0), L: Felix Hernandez (2-5), S: none

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
Season Series: 2008 - Tied 3-3; 2007 - SEA won 5-4; 2006 - SEA won 6-4; All-Time - BOS leads 198-147

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  5.46

CLE  4.57

SDP  3.74

RA/G

OAK  3.65

NYM  4.51

TEX  5.85

BA

C. Jones  .373

K. Suzuki  .284

T. Pena  .154

OBP

A. Pujols  .472

T. Wigginton  .357

T. Pena  .176

SLG

L. Berkman  .638

B. Francisco  .469

O. Vizquel  .191

OPS

A. Pujols  1.082

J. Werth  .820

T. Pena  .379

ERA

J. Duchscherer  1.87

M. Cain  4.08

M. Hendrickson  6.09

K/9IP

C. Billingsley  9.81

G. Floyd  6.19

L. Hernandez  3.31

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Boston Red Sox Batters (5.03 RS/G) vs. Seattle Mariners Pitchers (4.63 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 56.Washburn*
G/S/vB
48.Corcoran
G/S/vB
54.Green
G/S/vB
36.Jimenez*
G/S/vB
57.Lowe
G/S/vB
35.Morrow
G/S/vB
20.Putz
G/S/vB
53.Rhodes*
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
22.Casey* G/S/vP ··· 1/2.000 3/.333 ··· ··· 1/5.000 5/.650 3/2.333 142/116 .362/.415/.462/.877 .945/.861 .697 29/.875 1/0 0/
36.Cash G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 104/83 .234/.298/.362/.660 .873/.607 .645 19/.874 0/0 2/
13.Cora* G/S/vP 3/1.334 ··· 2/3.000 ··· 2/1.000 1/.000 4/.000 1/.000 72/65 .279/.380/.361/.741 1.071/.705 .713 15/.792 0/0 0/
10.Crisp# G/S/vP 22/1.357 ··· 7/.143 ··· 2/.000 3/.333 7/.000 1/2.000 242/192 .252/.304/.399/.703 .921/.643 .641 44/.556 14/3 5/
7.Drew* G/S/vP 9/.222 4/1.833 4/1.750 ··· 1/2.000 4/.500 1/.000 4/.250 350/282 .294/.406/.557/.963 .994/.955 .919 85/.790 2/1 17/
46.Ellsbury* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 378/293 .262/.332/.363/.696 .615/.719 .597 99/.552 35/7 5/
25.Lowell G/S/vP 12/.000 ··· 6/.533 ··· 2/1.500 5/.200 7/.286 2/1.000 341/276 .287/.349/.488/.837 .960/.810 .818 95/.838 1/2 13/
12.Lowrie# G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 61/44 .278/.317/.407/.724 1.104/.580 .828 13/.397 0/0 1/
44.Moss* G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/2.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 86/63 .295/.337/.462/.799 .664/.842 .884 38/.828 1/1 2/
15.Pedroia G/S/vP 4/.250 ··· 5/.200 ··· ··· 3/.666 4/.000 ··· 447/349 .322/.365/.467/.832 .976/.792 .849 101/1.138 9/0 9/
24.Ramirez G/S/vP 32/1.182 ··· 5/.800 ··· 3/.333 2/.000 12/.432 16/1.525 393/321 .297/.397/.531/.928 .747/.971 .933 91/.974 1/0 19/
33.Varitek# G/S/vP 27/.616 ··· 5/.650 ··· 1/no AB 4/.750 9/1.842 9/.222 295/235 .214/.298/.347/.646 .650/.645 .595 68/.454 0/0 7/
20.Youkilis G/S/vP 12/1.283 ··· 6/.733 ··· 2/.500 2/.500 6/.833 ··· 384/322 .314/.380/.562/.942 1.109/.913 .948 87/1.022 3/4 17/
IP 104.1 30.2 54.0 10.0 43.2 31.2 20.0 18.2 TOTAL .280/.355/.448/.803 .829/.796 .762 .791 79/22 111/56
ERA-K/9 4.83/5.3 3.52/5.6 2.67/8.2 0.90/9.0 3.92/8.4 1.71/11.9 4.95/10.8 2.89/10.1 4.32/6.8

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Cash (29-12-11)
 Varitek (42-10-2)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 461/.297 133/.241 230/.225 34/.067 201/.270 123/.143 97/.266 77/.239 .265  Ramirez
 Drew
 Crisp
 Ellsbury
 Moss
 Youkilis
61/0/0/6
0/1/82/5
0/72/0/3
50/43/12/3
11/0/14/2
0/0/2/0
OPS .817 .610 .613 .318 .740 .505 .746 .589 .745
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 115/.663 53/.578 98/.731 15/.143 95/.837 50/.702 46/.780 42/.543 .778
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 346/.869 80/.632 132/.524 19/.436 106/.646 73/.372 51/.718 35/.643 .719
Home 175/.896 71/.759 132/.512 26/.205 115/.639 65/.347 64/.757 35/.786 .732
Last 28d days 113/.675 67/.534 49/.420 34/.318 49/.655 43/.519 3/.000 22/.273
HR/SB/CS 12/4/3 0/1/0 3/0/1 1/0/0 3/4/0 5/1/0 1/0/1 0/1/0 86/51/20
Usage ········ X·X····· o······X ··o····· X·o····· ·o·····o o······· o······o
Seattle Mariners Batters (3.98 RS/G) vs. Boston Red Sox Pitchers (4.16 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 31.Lester*
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
29.Beltre G/S/vP 6/.833 3/.666 3/.666 4/.500 3/.000 4/.000 13/1.616 405/305 .262/.333/.441/.774 1.002/.703 .708 102/.838 7/1 16/
5.Betancourt G/S/vP 4/1.750 5/1.100 3/.666 3/.333 1/.000 3/.000 3/.000 349/261 .261/.274/.365/.639 .607/.649 .732 81/.418 1/2 3/
16.Bloomquist G/S/vP 3/1.167 2/1.000 3/.333 1/no AB ··· 1/.000 5/.800 145/85 .274/.375/.282/.657 .838/.534 .682 68/.698 12/2 0/
15.Burke G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 65/40 .250/.308/.350/.658 .920/.475 .667 13/.923 0/0 1/
13.Cairo G/S/vP ··· 2/.000 1/no AB 2/.000 ··· 3/.666 9/.393 115/89 .232/.306/.293/.599 .718/.564 .702 36/.826 4/2 0/
9.Clement* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 128/107 .168/.258/.345/.603 .571/.608 .534 58/.596 0/0 5/
28.Ibanez* G/S/vP 3/2.000 3/.000 1/.000 2/.500 3/.000 2/.500 12/1.318 424/304 .278/.344/.454/.798 .888/.764 .867 104/.825 1/3 13/
2.Johjima G/S/vP 6/.900 3/1.667 1/.000 2/.000 2/1.000 2/1.000 3/3.334 266/200 .210/.253/.286/.539 .495/.553 .583 45/.484 2/0 3/
39.LaHair* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 5/2 .000/.200/.000/.200 .333/.000 .200 5/.200 0/0 0/
4.Lopez G/S/vP 2/.500 2/1.500 1/.000 3/.000 5/.500 2/1.000 6/.800 421/309 .297/.318/.415/.733 .831/.698 .806 97/.787 4/1 6/
8.Reed* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 3/.000 1/.000 128/121 .259/.315/.353/.668 .286/.692 .703 59/.550 0/1 2/
51.Suzuki* G/S/vP 6/.666 3/.000 3/1.334 3/.333 2/1.000 3/.666 13/.885 448/334 .304/.363/.375/.739 .658/.765 .793 104/.795 34/3 4/
3.Vidro# G/S/vP 6/.533 2/.000 ··· 5/.800 2/1.000 1/.000 6/.666 290/219 .223/.267/.320/.587 .609/.583 .565 54/.597 1/1 5/
IP 125.0 40.2 27.1 37.2 38.1 40.2 27.0 TOTAL .256/.313/.374/.687 .773/.659 .706 .699 68/18 74/61
ERA-K/9 3.38/5.9 4.65/8.8 5.27/7.9 2.87/5.0 2.82/8.7 2.43/11.3 6.00/5.0 3.86/7.3

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Burke (7-7-2)
 Clement (10-2-1)
 Johjima (34-11-3)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 522/.258 176/.242 127/.229 159/.277 168/.255 161/.213 126/.303 .245  Ibanez
 Suzuki
 Bloomquist
 Reed
 Cairo
96/0/0/7
0/69/28/5
4/16/13/0
4/18/13/0
1/0/0/0
OPS .703 .696 .651 .778 .697 .568 .846 .703
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 151/.634 76/.639 51/.749 83/.741 66/.588 91/.563 59/.965 .710
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 371/.732 100/.742 76/.586 76/.814 102/.770 70/.575 67/.740 .698
Road 244/.717 93/.773 57/.585 67/.828 92/.589 75/.694 69/.814 .699
Last 28d days 87/.753 44/.810 30/.661 37/.935 26/.766 31/.644 21/.501
HR/SB/CS 9/6/3 3/6/0 2/1/0 3/1/2 4/0/1 3/2/0 3/3/0 87/71/22
Usage ········ X······X ··o····· ··X····· ·······X ·······X ··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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