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Game Preview: BOS @ TBR, 7:10pm, Tuesday, July 1, 2008 @Tropicana Field

Boston Red Sox, 50-35, 2nd, 1½ GB, 3½ up in WC

SP: Tim Wakefield (41, RHP, 5-5, 3.88)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. TBR Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (5-5)            102    86  48  44  42  69 14    3.88      
 2007 (17-12)          189   191 104 100  64 110 22    4.76      
 2006 (7-11)           140   135  80  72  51  90 19    4.63      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         2-3  48    36  19  18  16  37  7    3.38   58 
 2008-06-25    ARI   W   7     2   0   0   1   6  0      89   78 
 2008-06-20    STL   L   7     7   4   3   3   4  2     114   50 
 2008-06-14   @CIN  ND   7     4   2   2   2   6  2      89   65 
 2008-06-07    SEA   W   7     5   2   2   2   6  0     106   63 
 2008-06-02   @BAL  ND   7     5   2   2   4   3  0     109   58 
 2008-05-28   @SEA   L   8     5   1   1   0   8  1      96   76 
 2008-05-23   @OAK   L   5     8   8   8   4   4  2      99   19 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.TBR    Has never faced TBR.
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   31-10   Road:   19-25   ExtrInn: 4-1 
 vsRHP:  37-32   vsLHP:  13-3    1-Run:  11-13
 vsEast: 16-14   vsCntrl:12-5    vsWest: 11-9  IL:11-7 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 85 Mon, Jun 30  @TBR  L   4-5       50-35  2nd  1.5 gb
 84 Sun, Jun 29  @HOU  L   2-3       50-34  2nd  0.5 gb
 83 Sat, Jun 28  @HOU  L  10-11      50-33  1st  0.5 up
 82 Fri, Jun 27  @HOU  W   6-1       50-32  1st  0.5 up
 81 Wed, Jun 25   ARI  W   5-0       49-32  1st  1.0 up
 80 Tue, Jun 24   ARI  W   5-4       48-32  1st  1.0 up
 79 Mon, Jun 23   ARI  L   1-2       47-32  1st  1.0 up
 78 Sun, Jun 22   STL  W   5-3 (13)  47-31  1st  1.5 up
 77 Sat, Jun 21   STL  L   3-9       46-31  1st  0.5 up
 76 Fri, Jun 20   STL  L   4-5       46-30  1st  1.5 up
 Last 10: 4-6    Last 20:11-9    Last 30:18-12
Tampa Bay Rays, 50-32, 1st, 1½ up

SP: Matt Garza (24, RHP, 6-4, 3.76)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. BOS Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (6-4)             83.2  72  39  35  29  55  9    3.76      
 2007 (5-7)             83    96  44  34  32  67  8    3.69      
 2006 (3-6)             50    62  33  32  23  38  6    5.76      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         4-3  46.2  31  18  15  13  40  5    2.89   61 
 2008-06-26   @FLA   W   9     1   1   1   1  10  1     108   90 
 2008-06-20    HOU   L   6     7   4   3   2   8  0     113   50 
 2008-06-14    FLA   W   7     3   1   1   1   3  0     112   69 
 2008-06-08   @TEX   L   4     6   3   3   1   2  2      77   39 
 2008-06-03   @BOS   L   5.1   6   7   5   2   3  2      96   33 
 2008-05-28    TEX   W   8     4   2   2   2  10  0     114   74 
 2008-05-23    BAL   W   7.1   4   0   0   4   4  0     101   70 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.BOS      2-1  21    20  14  11  11  13  2    4.71   46 
 2008-06-03   @BOS   L   5.1   6   7   5   2   3  2      96   33 
 2008-04-25    BOS  ND   5     5   3   3   3   1  0      84   43 
 2007-09-30   @BOS   W   5     4   1   0   3   5  0     109   59 
 2006-09-19   @BOS   W   5.2   5   3   3   3   4  0      93   48 
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   31-13   Road:   19-19   ExtrInn: 5-2 
 vsRHP:  35-23   vsLHP:  15-9    1-Run:  15-10
 vsEast: 22-15   vsCntrl: 5-4    vsWest: 11-7  IL:12-6 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 82 Mon, Jun 30   BOS  W   5-4       50-32  1st  1.5 up
 81 Sun, Jun 29  @PIT  W   4-3       49-32  1st  0.5 up
 80 Sat, Jun 28  @PIT  L   3-4 (13)  48-32  2nd  0.5 gb
 79 Fri, Jun 27  @PIT  W  10-5       48-31  2nd  0.5 gb
 78 Thu, Jun 26  @FLA  W   6-1       47-31  2nd  0.5 gb
 77 Wed, Jun 25  @FLA  W  15-3       46-31  2nd  1.0 gb
 76 Tue, Jun 24  @FLA  W   6-4       45-31  2nd  1.0 gb
 75 Sun, Jun 22   HOU  L   2-3       44-31  2nd  1.5 gb
 74 Sat, Jun 21   HOU  W   4-3       44-30  2nd  0.5 gb
 73 Fri, Jun 20   HOU  L   3-4       43-30  2nd  1.5 gb
 Last 10: 7-3    Last 20:13-7    Last 30:19-11
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Mon, Jun 30, 2008 TBR  5  BOS  4        W:James Shields (6-5), L: Justin Masterson (4-2), S: J.P. Howell (2)
Thu, Jun 05, 2008 BOS  7  TBR  1        W:Jon Lester (4-3), L: James Shields (4-4), S: none
Wed, Jun 04, 2008 BOS  5  TBR  1        W:Josh Beckett (6-4), L: Edwin Jackson (3-5), S: none
Tue, Jun 03, 2008 BOS  7  TBR  4        W:Justin Masterson (2-0), L: Matt Garza (4-2), S: Jonathan Papelbon (17)
Sun, May 04, 2008 BOS  7  TBR  3        W:Jon Lester (2-2), L: Scott Kazmir (0-1), S: Jonathan Papelbon (9)
Sat, May 03, 2008 BOS 12  TBR  4        W:Josh Beckett (3-2), L: James Shields (3-2), S: none
Fri, May 02, 2008 BOS  7  TBR  3        W:Clay Buchholz (2-2), L: Edwin Jackson (2-3), S: none
Sun, Apr 27, 2008 TBR  3  BOS  0        W:James Shields (3-1), L: Josh Beckett (2-2), S: none
Sat, Apr 26, 2008 TBR  2  BOS  1        W:Scott Dohmann (2-0), L: Clay Buchholz (1-2), S: Troy Percival (5)
Fri, Apr 25, 2008 TBR  5  BOS  4 (11)   W:Scott Dohmann (1-0), L: Mike Timlin (2-2), S: none
Season Series: 2008 - BOS leads 6-4; 2007 - BOS won 13-5; 2006 - BOS won 10-9; All-Time - BOS leads 117-62

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  5.45

ARI  4.48

WSN  3.63

RA/G

OAK  3.65

BAL  4.55

TEX  5.57

BA

C. Jones  .394

R. Barajas  .283

T. Pena  .154

OBP

C. Jones  .485

K. Johnson  .356

T. Pena  .177

SLG

L. Berkman  .699

M. Tejada  .456

T. Pena  .189

OPS

L. Berkman  1.147

O. Hudson  .805

T. Pena  .366

ERA

J. Duchscherer  1.91

J. Suppan  4.05

B. Arroyo  6.19

K/9IP

E. Volquez  9.97

T. Wakefield  6.09

L. Hernandez  3.18

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Boston Red Sox Batters (5.04 RS/G) vs. Tampa Bay Rays Pitchers (4.04 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 22.Garza
G/S/vB
50.Balfour
G/S/vB
47.Glover
G/S/vB
49.Hammel
G/S/vB
39.Howell*
G/S/vB
57.Miller*
G/S/vB
40.Percival
G/S/vB
35.Wheeler
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
22.Casey* G/S/vP 10/.425 1/.000 6/1.333 3/.666 2/1.000 7/.629 ··· 5/1.000 115/94 .358/.409/.453/.862 .931/.845 .739 33/.863 1/0 0/
36.Cash G/S/vP 2/1.500 ··· ··· ··· 1/2.000 ··· ··· 1/2.000 89/69 .241/.315/.342/.656 .921/.582 .708 27/.440 0/0 1/
13.Cora* G/S/vP ··· 2/.000 4/.000 4/1.500 2/1.000 3/1.167 5/1.100 2/2.500 58/51 .275/.362/.353/.715 1.071/.667 .733 20/.689 0/0 0/
10.Crisp# G/S/vP 8/.536 8/.625 9/.111 6/.750 7/.714 5/.000 5/.000 2/.500 214/169 .270/.313/.434/.746 .936/.695 .687 74/.881 12/3 5/
7.Drew* G/S/vP 5/2.800 5/.400 9/.833 3/.666 7/1.314 8/1.571 ··· 9/.222 292/237 .303/.414/.577/.991 .871/1.017 .984 108/1.310 2/1 16/
46.Ellsbury* G/S/vP 8/.661 2/.000 3/1.000 3/2.000 2/.000 4/1.167 ··· 2/.000 307/241 .268/.344/.383/.727 .599/.762 .625 92/.568 34/4 5/
25.Lowell G/S/vP 9/.778 5/1.800 5/1.000 7/.858 3/1.667 1/.000 2/1.500 14/.321 277/225 .304/.365/.526/.891 1.071/.852 .894 104/.996 1/1 12/
23.Lugo G/S/vP 6/.533 8/1.350 11/.728 7/.453 5/.200 3/1.000 ··· 2/.000 275/219 .269/.359/.338/.697 .768/.678 .624 86/.742 11/3 1/
44.Moss* G/S/vP ··· 1/4.000 ··· 1/2.000 ··· 1/no AB 1/3.000 1/.000 64/48 .246/.313/.404/.716 .333/.822 .842 42/.615 0/1 2/
15.Pedroia G/S/vP 9/.472 3/.000 6/.334 4/1.250 4/.833 2/.000 ··· 4/.000 378/296 .303/.347/.440/.787 .910/.752 .772 109/.979 9/0 8/
24.Ramirez G/S/vP 9/1.417 4/.583 7/.714 6/.167 7/.971 5/.933 18/.933 6/.733 332/274 .286/.377/.514/.890 .735/.925 .932 89/.828 1/0 16/
33.Varitek# G/S/vP 5/.650 6/.167 10/1.700 5/1.200 3/.667 8/.625 7/.810 5/1.000 253/205 .222/.304/.373/.678 .690/.675 .633 78/.379 0/0 7/
20.Youkilis G/S/vP 9/.347 3/2.167 6/1.500 7/.453 6/1.167 2/.500 2/1.000 3/1.666 321/274 .312/.380/.540/.920 1.107/.891 .940 84/.978 3/2 13/
IP 83.2 15.1 29.2 47.0 51.0 20.2 28.0 38.1 TOTAL .280/.354/.451/.805 .818/.802 .775 .818 74/15 100/49
ERA-K/9 3.76/5.9 1.17/12.9 3.34/5.8 4.98/5.2 3.00/7.9 3.92/7.0 3.54/9.6 1.88/5.9 3.69/6.9

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Cash (25-9-9)
 Varitek (31-8-2)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 349/.230 57/.102 132/.267 210/.290 210/.198 85/.247 112/.160 149/.163 .241  Drew
 Ramirez
 Crisp
 Moss
 Ellsbury
 Lugo
 Youkilis
0/1/69/5
56/0/0/4
0/63/0/3
7/0/9/2
41/35/12/2
1/0/0/0
0/0/2/0
OPS .659 .315 .722 .842 .598 .688 .591 .516 .687
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 172/.645 21/.415 62/.717 100/.996 67/.562 47/.579 60/.496 55/.381 .700
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 177/.671 36/.260 70/.725 110/.704 143/.612 38/.819 52/.702 94/.594 .678
Home 176/.566 33/.281 86/.848 69/.668 112/.532 45/.446 72/.493 69/.364 .622
Last 28d days 127/.634 51/.289 50/.573 45/.934 57/.604 17/1.113 33/.874 46/.403
HR/SB/CS 9/2/1 0/0/0 1/0/0 7/8/1 4/7/1 1/0/2 4/2/0 4/0/0 70/39/17
Usage ····X··· o··X···· ··X··X·· ··X··X·· o··X··X· o·oo···· XX····X· oXX···o·
Tampa Bay Rays Batters (4.72 RS/G) vs. Boston Red Sox Pitchers (4.19 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 49.Wakefield
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
59.Smith
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
16.Aybar# G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 1/2.000 ··· ··· 1/no AB 123/79 .264/.361/.415/.776 1.147/.561 .704 88/.785 1/1 3/
8.Bartlett G/S/vP 17/.857 5/.200 7/.971 1/.000 3/1.000 ··· 3/.000 ··· 291/211 .252/.296/.282/.578 .743/.516 .566 87/.571 16/3 0/
13.Crawford* G/S/vP 81/.852 1/.000 5/2.300 2/.000 6/.833 4/.500 10/.633 1/no AB 350/244 .274/.319/.405/.724 .665/.750 .830 95/.769 20/6 8/
15.Floyd* G/S/vP 8/.250 1/.000 ··· ··· 3/.000 ··· ··· ··· 116/109 .255/.345/.471/.815 .619/.828 .927 45/.675 1/0 6/
31.Gomes G/S/vP 35/.793 1/.000 8/.393 2/.000 1/.000 2/.000 6/1.133 ··· 125/50 .204/.304/.417/.721 .784/.626 .683 22/.677 5/1 6/
26.Gross* G/S/vP 12/.432 1/no AB 1/.000 2/.000 2/1.000 ··· 2/.000 ··· 201/176 .235/.343/.406/.749 .575/.775 .852 74/.784 2/2 6/
32.Hinske* G/S/vP 38/.680 1/.000 2/.000 1/.000 2/.000 2/1.000 4/.750 ··· 242/201 .264/.351/.528/.880 .611/.931 .786 74/.954 7/2 13/
1.Iwamura* G/S/vP 23/1.101 1/3.000 10/.675 ··· 3/1.333 1/2.000 7/.000 ··· 362/261 .276/.346/.375/.721 .674/.740 .691 105/.810 5/2 5/
3.Longoria G/S/vP 3/1.167 3/.000 1/.000 1/no AB 1/no AB 1/.000 ··· 1/no AB 302/222 .267/.341/.523/.864 .818/.880 .748 111/1.064 4/0 15/
30.Navarro# G/S/vP 12/.872 1/2.000 8/.250 2/.000 3/.666 1/.000 5/1.000 ··· 228/178 .313/.366/.438/.803 .723/.838 .791 94/.764 0/3 4/
23.Pena* G/S/vP 32/.621 ··· 4/1.750 ··· 5/1.800 3/.333 4/1.833 1/no AB 263/174 .229/.335/.426/.761 .731/.775 .817 24/1.048 0/0 11/
9.Riggans G/S/vP ··· ··· 2/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 81/43 .274/.313/.479/.792 .831/.760 .638 16/1.092 0/0 4/
2.Upton G/S/vP 23/.611 1/no AB 6/1.500 1/no AB 2/.000 4/.000 5/.200 ··· 353/256 .285/.398/.423/.820 .840/.813 .830 114/.758 23/10 6/
IP 102.0 37.0 34.0 24.0 31.0 34.1 36.0 6.1 TOTAL .264/.340/.419/.759 .752/.761 .754 .809 88/32 90/42
ERA-K/9 3.88/6.1 2.92/9.7 3.97/8.7 4.50/7.5 2.32/4.9 3.15/8.7 2.00/11.8 2.84/5.7 3.87/7.4

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Navarro (24-15-3)
 Riggans (11-0-2)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 431/.229 161/.205 145/.240 109/.229 128/.248 149/.267 139/.191 25/.150 .244  Upton
 Gross
 Crawford
 Hinske
 Gomes
0/78/0/8
2/15/54/4
77/0/0/1
5/0/30/1
4/0/8/0
OPS .700 .636 .688 .634 .709 .715 .524 .592 .704
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 154/.697 69/.614 57/.565 41/.790 66/.737 60/.605 73/.516 16/.277 .715
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 277/.702 92/.654 88/.771 68/.542 62/.679 89/.793 66/.533 9/1.159 .695
Road 237/.721 76/.463 76/.738 47/.539 47/.676 80/.596 66/.648 4/ .699
Last 28d days 107/.595 46/.593 41/.450 52/.591 41/.671 45/.983 37/.368 25/.592
HR/SB/CS 14/18/7 1/2/0 3/4/0 2/1/0 3/1/2 4/0/1 3/2/0 1/0/0 79/56/17
Usage ·····X·· ·oX····X ··XX·o·· ··Xo·X·· X······· ·o·o···· ···o·oX· 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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