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Game Preview: BOS @ SEA, 10:10pm, Tuesday, July 22, 2008 @Safeco Field

Boston Red Sox, 58-43, 2nd, 1½ GB, 2 up in WC

SP: Daisuke Matsuzaka (27, RHP, 10-1, 2.65)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. SEA Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (10-1)            88.1  65  29  26  57  77  5    2.65      
 2007 (15-12)          204.2 191 100 100  80 201 25    4.40      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         3-1  34    30  14  13  25  31  1    3.44   51 
 2008-07-13    BAL   W   6     4   0   0   5   7  0     115   66 
 2008-07-07    MIN  ND   7.1   6   0   0   3   5  0     108   68 
 2008-07-02   @TBR  ND   5     2   1   1   5   5  0     101   59 
 2008-06-27   @HOU   W   5     2   0   0   3   4  0      87   64 
 2008-06-21    STL   L   1     6   7   7   3   1  1      48   11 
 2008-05-27   @SEA  ND   4     4   3   2   0   2  0      65   46 
 2008-05-22    KCR   W   5.2   6   3   3   6   7  0     118   46 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.SEA      1-1  31    26  16  15   9  25  2    4.35   53 
 2008-05-27   @SEA  ND   4     4   3   2   0   2  0      65   46 
 2007-08-04   @SEA   W   7     6   2   2   2  10  2     113   65 
 2007-06-27   @SEA  ND   8     3   1   1   1   8  0     113   79 
 2007-05-03    SEA  ND   5     5   7   7   5   1  0      96   25 
 2007-04-11    SEA   L   7     8   3   3   1   4  0     103   52 
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   36-11   Road:   22-32   ExtrInn: 4-2 
 vsRHP:  43-37   vsLHP:  15-6    1-Run:  14-16
 vsEast: 20-19   vsCntrl:15-5    vsWest: 12-12 IL:11-7 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
101 Mon, Jul 21  @SEA  W   4-0       58-43  2nd  1.5 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
 Last 10: 6-4    Last 20: 9-11   Last 30:15-15
Seattle Mariners, 38-61, 4th, 22 GB, 19 GB in WC

SP: R.A. Dickey (33, RHP, 2-4, 3.73)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. BOS Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (2-4)             62.2  63  26  26  28  40  5    3.73      
 2006 (0-1)              3.1   8   7   7   1   1  6   18.90      
 2005 (1-2)             29.2  29  23  22  17  15  4    6.67      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         1-4  37.2  45  21  21  20  22  3    5.02   45 
 2008-07-10   @OAK  ND   7     4   0   0   4   4  0     116   69 
 2008-07-05    DET  ND   6     4   2   2   5   3  2     105   54 
 2008-06-30    TOR   L   6.1   9   2   2   1   3  0     116   49 
 2008-06-24   @NYM   W   7     6   0   0   2   5  0     115   68 
 2008-06-18    FLA   L   3.2   6   5   5   4   4  1      97   29 
 2008-06-13    WSN   L   1.2   8   7   7   2   1  0      52   10 
 2008-04-18   @LAA   L   6     8   5   5   2   2  0      99   36 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.BOS      1-0  13.2  11   3   3   5  11  2    1.98   62 
 2004-05-02    BOS   W   8.2   4   1   1   4   5  0     131   73 
 2003-07-29    BOS  ND   5     7   2   2   1   6  2      97   50 
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   20-30   Road:   18-31   ExtrInn: 2-4 
 vsRHP:  28-42   vsLHP:  10-19   1-Run:  11-19
 vsEast: 10-19   vsCntrl: 8-16   vsWest: 11-17 IL: 9-9 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 99 Mon, Jul 21   BOS  L   0-4       38-61  4th 22.0 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
 Last 10: 3-7    Last 20: 9-11   Last 30:14-16
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Mon, Jul 21, 2008 BOS  4 @SEA  0        W:Jon Lester (8-3), L: Jarrod Washburn (4-9), S: Jonathan Papelbon (29)
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)
Season Series: 2008 - BOS leads 4-3; 2007 - SEA won 5-4; 2006 - SEA won 6-4; All-Time - BOS leads 199-147

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  5.47

CLE  4.57

SDP  3.76

RA/G

OAK  3.66

NYM  4.51

TEX  5.80

BA

C. Jones  .372

M. Kotsay  .285

T. Pena  .152

OBP

A. Pujols  .468

J. Loney  .359

T. Pena  .174

SLG

L. Berkman  .632

J. Damon  .470

O. Vizquel  .191

OPS

A. Pujols  1.071

B. Giles  .820

T. Pena  .375

ERA

J. Duchscherer  1.87

J. Sanchez  4.10

M. Hendrickson  6.01

K/9IP

C. Billingsley  9.81

M. Garza  6.14

L. Hernandez  3.31

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Boston Red Sox Batters (5.02 RS/G) vs. Seattle Mariners Pitchers (4.63 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 41.Dickey
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/.000 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 2/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 104/83 .234/.298/.362/.660 .873/.607 .645 19/.874 0/0 2/
13.Cora* G/S/vP 1/.000 ··· 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 5/.800 ··· 7/.143 ··· 4/.833 3/.333 7/.000 1/2.000 247/195 .255/.314/.400/.714 .915/.658 .663 46/.669 14/3 5/
7.Drew* G/S/vP 1/5.000 4/1.833 4/1.750 ··· 2/2.000 4/.500 1/.000 4/.250 355/284 .290/.403/.549/.952 .946/.953 .901 86/.792 2/1 17/
46.Ellsbury* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 1/no AB 1/.000 ··· ··· 383/294 .262/.332/.362/.693 .609/.719 .595 100/.539 35/7 5/
25.Lowell G/S/vP 3/3.500 ··· 6/.533 ··· 3/1.000 5/.200 7/.286 2/1.000 346/278 .282/.344/.481/.824 .912/.804 .797 96/.807 1/2 13/
12.Lowrie# G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 1/2.000 1/no AB ··· ··· ··· 65/45 .298/.344/.421/.765 1.140/.597 .895 17/.620 0/0 1/
44.Moss* G/S/vP 1/.000 ··· 1/2.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 86/63 .295/.337/.462/.799 .664/.842 .884 35/.903 1/1 2/
15.Pedroia G/S/vP ··· ··· 5/.200 1/.000 1/.000 3/.666 4/.000 ··· 452/350 .320/.363/.464/.827 .956/.789 .839 102/1.126 9/0 9/
24.Ramirez G/S/vP 12/.944 ··· 5/.800 ··· 4/.250 2/.000 12/.432 16/1.525 398/323 .301/.399/.532/.932 .772/.971 .939 92/1.017 1/0 19/
33.Varitek# G/S/vP 4/.500 ··· 5/.650 1/no AB 2/.500 4/.750 9/1.842 9/.222 300/237 .218/.303/.361/.664 .760/.639 .629 69/.531 0/0 8/
20.Youkilis G/S/vP 1/2.000 ··· 6/.733 ··· 3/.667 2/.500 6/.833 ··· 389/324 .314/.383/.560/.943 1.078/.918 .950 91/1.035 3/4 17/
IP 62.2 30.2 54.0 10.2 45.1 31.2 20.0 18.2 TOTAL .280/.356/.447/.803 .829/.797 .763 .810 79/22 112/56
ERA-K/9 3.73/5.7 3.52/5.6 2.67/8.2 0.84/8.4 4.17/8.3 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 271/.261 133/.241 230/.225 38/.091 211/.268 123/.143 97/.266 77/.239 .265  Ramirez
 Drew
 Crisp
 Ellsbury
 Moss
 Youkilis
61/0/0/6
0/1/83/5
0/73/0/3
51/43/12/3
11/0/14/2
0/0/2/0
OPS .714 .610 .613 .371 .744 .505 .746 .589 .746
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 127/.645 53/.578 98/.731 16/.133 101/.860 50/.702 46/.780 42/.543 .777
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 144/.774 80/.632 132/.524 22/.527 110/.633 73/.372 51/.718 35/.643 .722
Home 145/.774 71/.759 132/.512 30/.287 125/.652 65/.347 64/.757 35/.786 .734
Last 28d days 118/.645 61/.547 45/.341 38/.371 59/.681 43/.519 3/.000 20/.300
HR/SB/CS 5/3/6 0/1/0 3/0/1 1/0/0 3/4/0 5/1/0 1/0/1 0/1/0 87/51/20
Usage ··X····· ·X·X···· ·o······ o··o···· XX·o···· ··o····· ·o······ ·o······
Seattle Mariners Batters (3.94 RS/G) vs. Boston Red Sox Pitchers (4.12 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 18.Matsuzaka
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 15/.833 3/.666 3/.666 4/.500 3/.000 5/.000 13/1.616 409/306 .264/.335/.441/.776 1.013/.700 .714 102/.858 7/1 16/
5.Betancourt G/S/vP 14/.824 5/1.100 3/.666 3/.333 1/.000 3/.000 3/.000 352/261 .265/.277/.371/.648 .643/.649 .749 80/.462 1/2 3/
16.Bloomquist G/S/vP ··· 2/1.000 3/.333 1/no AB ··· 1/.000 5/.800 149/85 .273/.372/.281/.653 .815/.534 .672 68/.698 12/2 0/
15.Burke G/S/vP 3/1.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 65/40 .250/.308/.350/.658 .920/.475 .667 12/1.000 0/0 1/
13.Cairo G/S/vP 2/1.000 2/.000 1/no AB 2/.000 ··· 3/.666 9/.393 118/89 .225/.298/.284/.583 .636/.564 .668 39/.759 4/2 0/
9.Clement* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 131/107 .172/.260/.345/.604 .583/.608 .541 57/.607 0/0 5/
28.Ibanez* G/S/vP 11/.495 3/.000 1/.000 2/.500 3/.000 3/.333 12/1.318 428/305 .278/.343/.452/.795 .882/.761 .859 104/.845 1/3 13/
2.Johjima G/S/vP 11/.728 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 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 7/2 .000/.143/.000/.143 .200/.000 .143 7/.143 0/0 0/
4.Lopez G/S/vP 14/.398 2/1.500 1/.000 3/.000 5/.500 3/.666 6/.800 425/310 .297/.317/.414/.731 .826/.696 .800 97/.750 4/1 6/
8.Reed* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 4/.000 1/.000 129/122 .256/.313/.350/.663 .286/.686 .689 59/.550 0/1 2/
51.Suzuki* G/S/vP 16/.599 3/.000 3/1.334 3/.333 2/1.000 3/.666 13/.885 452/334 .301/.360/.372/.732 .634/.765 .778 103/.782 34/3 4/
3.Vidro# G/S/vP 16/.606 2/.000 ··· 5/.800 2/1.000 1/.000 6/.666 291/219 .222/.266/.319/.585 .600/.583 .561 55/.585 1/1 5/
IP 88.1 40.2 27.1 37.2 38.1 42.1 27.0 TOTAL .256/.313/.373/.686 .767/.658 .702 .696 68/18 74/61
ERA-K/9 2.65/7.8 4.65/8.8 5.27/7.9 2.87/5.0 2.82/8.7 2.34/10.9 6.00/5.0 3.82/7.3

 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 386/.202 176/.242 127/.229 159/.277 168/.255 165/.208 126/.303 .245  Ibanez
 Suzuki
 Bloomquist
 Reed
 Cairo
97/0/0/7
0/69/29/5
4/17/13/0
4/18/13/0
1/0/0/0
OPS .640 .696 .651 .778 .697 .554 .846 .702
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 198/.740 76/.639 51/.749 83/.741 66/.588 93/.550 59/.965 .706
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 188/.538 100/.742 76/.586 76/.814 102/.770 72/.559 67/.740 .698
Road 158/.506 93/.773 57/.585 67/.828 92/.589 79/.656 69/.814 .696
Last 28d days 99/.533 44/.810 30/.661 37/.935 26/.766 35/.563 21/.501
HR/SB/CS 5/10/3 3/6/0 2/1/0 3/1/2 4/0/1 3/2/0 3/3/0 87/71/22
Usage ········ ·X······ ···o···· ···X···· ········ 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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