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Game Preview: BOS @ TBR, 7:10pm, Wednesday, July 2, 2008 @Tropicana Field

Boston Red Sox, 50-36, 2nd, 2½ GB, 3 up in WC

SP: Daisuke Matsuzaka (27, RHP, 9-1, 3.21)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. TBR Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (9-1)             70    53  28  25  44  60  5    3.21      
 2007 (15-12)          204.2 191 100 100  80 201 25    4.40      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         5-1  34.1  33  18  15  25  28  2    3.93   49 
 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 
 2008-05-17    MIL   W   6.2   7   2   0   2   6  1     103   60 
 2008-05-10   @MIN   W   7     6   2   2   3   7  0      96   61 
 2008-05-05   @DET   W   5     2   1   1   8   1  0     109   52 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.TBR    Has never faced TBR.
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   31-10   Road:   19-26   ExtrInn: 4-1 
 vsRHP:  37-33   vsLHP:  13-3    1-Run:  11-13
 vsEast: 16-15   vsCntrl:12-5    vsWest: 11-9  IL:11-7 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 86 Tue, Jul  1  @TBR  L   1-3       50-36  2nd  2.5 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
 Last 10: 4-6    Last 20:10-10   Last 30:18-12
Tampa Bay Rays, 51-32, 1st, 2½ up

SP: Scott Kazmir (24, LHP, 7-3, 2.28)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. BOS Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (7-3)             67    46  19  17  24  72  5    2.28      
 2007 (13-9)           206.2 196  91  80  89 239 18    3.48      
 2006 (10-8)           144.2 132  59  52  52 163 15    3.24      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         4-2  44    30  14  13  14  50  5    2.66   62 
 2008-06-27   @PIT   W   5     5   4   3   2   4  1     103   45 
 2008-06-22    HOU   L   5.2   4   3   3   2   7  2     106   54 
 2008-06-17    CHC  ND   4.2   3   1   1   4   7  0     110   57 
 2008-06-11   @LAA   L   6.2   6   3   3   3  10  1     117   57 
 2008-06-06   @TEX   W   8     6   2   2   0   6  1     111   68 
 2008-05-31    CHW   W   7     3   0   0   3   6  0     106   74 
 2008-05-26    TEX   W   7     3   1   1   0  10  0      95   77 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.BOS      1-3  27.2  26  13  11  16  40  1    3.58   54 
 2008-05-04   @BOS   L   4     6   4   3   3   5  0      90   38 
 2007-09-21    BOS   L   5     4   3   2   4   9  0      91   54 
 2007-09-10   @BOS   W   7     5   0   0   2  10  0     118   75 
 2007-08-20    BOS   L   5.2   7   6   6   4   8  1     108   35 
 2007-08-14   @BOS  ND   6     4   0   0   3   8  0      95   69 
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   32-13   Road:   19-19   ExtrInn: 5-2 
 vsRHP:  36-23   vsLHP:  15-9    1-Run:  15-10
 vsEast: 23-15   vsCntrl: 5-4    vsWest: 11-7  IL:12-6 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 83 Tue, Jul  1   BOS  W   3-1       51-32  1st  2.5 up
 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
 Last 10: 8-2    Last 20:14-6    Last 30:19-11
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Tue, Jul 01, 2008 TBR  3  BOS  1        W:Matt Garza (7-4), L: Tim Wakefield (5-6), S: Grant Balfour (2)
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)
Season Series: 2008 - BOS leads 6-5; 2007 - BOS won 13-5; 2006 - BOS won 10-9; All-Time - BOS leads 117-63

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  5.42

ARI  4.50

WSN  3.69

RA/G

OAK  3.66

MIL  4.55

TEX  5.53

BA

C. Jones  .393

S. Rolen  .283

T. Pena  .154

OBP

C. Jones  .487

J. Werth  .356

T. Pena  .177

SLG

L. Berkman  .692

G. Atkins  .457

T. Pena  .189

OPS

L. Berkman  1.140

M. Cabrera  .806

T. Pena  .366

ERA

J. Duchscherer  1.91

C. Wang  4.07

B. Arroyo  6.19

K/9IP

E. Volquez  9.71

V. Padilla  6.10

L. Hernandez  3.18

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Boston Red Sox Batters (4.99 RS/G) vs. Tampa Bay Rays Pitchers (4.00 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 19.Kazmir*
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
35.Wheeler
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
22.Casey* G/S/vP ··· 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 3/.333 ··· ··· ··· 1/2.000 ··· 1/2.000 91/71 .235/.308/.333/.641 .921/.564 .669 29/.407 0/0 1/
13.Cora* G/S/vP 9/.536 3/1.000 4/.000 4/1.500 2/1.000 3/1.167 2/2.500 62/55 .273/.355/.364/.718 1.071/.674 .737 24/.701 0/0 0/
10.Crisp# G/S/vP 29/.691 8/.625 9/.111 6/.750 7/.714 5/.000 2/.500 214/169 .270/.313/.434/.746 .936/.695 .687 70/.888 12/3 5/
7.Drew* G/S/vP 5/.000 5/.400 9/.833 3/.666 8/1.125 8/1.571 9/.222 296/240 .299/.409/.570/.978 .853/1.005 .961 108/1.212 2/1 16/
46.Ellsbury* G/S/vP 9/.777 2/.000 3/1.000 3/2.000 3/.000 4/1.167 2/.000 311/244 .271/.346/.385/.731 .589/.770 .634 92/.594 35/4 5/
25.Lowell G/S/vP 31/.804 6/1.500 5/1.000 7/.858 3/1.667 1/.000 14/.321 281/229 .299/.359/.518/.877 1.071/.836 .872 104/.942 1/1 12/
23.Lugo G/S/vP 18/.398 8/1.350 11/.728 7/.453 5/.200 3/1.000 2/.000 275/219 .269/.359/.338/.697 .768/.678 .624 83/.754 11/3 1/
44.Moss* G/S/vP ··· 2/2.000 ··· 1/2.000 ··· 1/no AB 1/.000 68/52 .262/.324/.410/.733 .333/.836 .866 46/.651 0/1 2/
15.Pedroia G/S/vP 22/1.230 3/.000 6/.334 4/1.250 5/.933 2/.000 4/.000 382/299 .303/.348/.439/.788 .918/.751 .773 109/.999 9/0 8/
24.Ramirez G/S/vP 47/.570 5/.733 7/.714 6/.167 7/.971 5/.933 6/.733 336/278 .283/.375/.509/.884 .735/.916 .918 89/.820 1/0 16/
33.Varitek# G/S/vP 32/.667 7/.143 10/1.700 5/1.200 4/.500 8/.625 5/1.000 255/206 .220/.302/.370/.672 .676/.671 .624 76/.362 0/0 7/
20.Youkilis G/S/vP 34/.610 4/1.500 6/1.500 7/.453 6/1.167 2/.500 3/1.666 325/278 .308/.375/.533/.908 1.107/.877 .915 84/.934 3/2 13/
IP 67.0 16.2 29.2 47.0 51.2 20.2 38.1 TOTAL .279/.353/.448/.801 .815/.798 .768 .802 75/15 100/50
ERA-K/9 2.28/9.7 1.08/13.5 3.34/5.8 4.98/5.2 2.96/8.2 3.92/7.0 1.88/5.9 3.65/6.9

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Cash (27-9-9)
 Varitek (31-8-2)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 267/.192 63/.111 132/.267 210/.290 214/.195 85/.247 149/.163 .240  Drew
 Ramirez
 Crisp
 Moss
 Ellsbury
 Lugo
 Youkilis
0/1/70/5
56/0/0/4
0/63/0/3
8/0/9/2
41/36/12/2
1/0/0/0
0/0/2/0
OPS .577 .354 .722 .842 .592 .688 .516 .684
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 49/.372 24/.500 62/.717 100/.996 69/.544 47/.579 55/.381 .699
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 218/.626 39/.268 70/.725 110/.704 145/.613 38/.819 94/.594 .673
Home 140/.485 39/.346 86/.848 69/.668 116/.524 45/.446 69/.364 .618
Last 28d days 124/.690 54/.331 44/.606 45/.934 61/.584 17/1.113 46/.403
HR/SB/CS 5/3/2 0/0/0 1/0/0 7/8/1 4/8/1 1/0/2 4/0/0 70/40/17
Usage ····X··· Xo··X··· ···X··X· ···X··X· oo··X··X ·o·oo··· ·oXX···o
Tampa Bay Rays Batters (4.70 RS/G) vs. Boston Red Sox Pitchers (4.17 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 18.Matsuzaka
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 87/.769 1/1 3/
8.Bartlett G/S/vP 4/.000 5/.200 7/.971 1/.000 3/1.000 ··· 3/.000 ··· 294/214 .253/.297/.286/.583 .743/.523 .576 86/.615 17/3 0/
13.Crawford* G/S/vP 9/.444 1/.000 5/2.300 2/.000 6/.833 4/.500 10/.633 1/no AB 354/248 .272/.318/.401/.719 .665/.743 .819 98/.760 20/6 8/
15.Floyd* G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/no AB 3/.000 ··· ··· ··· 120/113 .248/.342/.457/.799 .619/.810 .894 46/.690 1/0 6/
31.Gomes G/S/vP 15/.421 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 ··· 1/no AB 2/.000 2/.000 2/1.000 ··· 2/.000 ··· 202/177 .234/.342/.404/.745 .575/.770 .842 71/.790 2/2 6/
32.Hinske* G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 2/.000 1/.000 2/.000 2/1.000 4/.750 ··· 245/204 .265/.351/.526/.877 .611/.927 .783 74/.961 7/2 13/
1.Iwamura* G/S/vP 17/.938 1/3.000 10/.675 ··· 3/1.333 1/2.000 7/.000 ··· 366/265 .276/.348/.374/.722 .674/.741 .694 104/.771 5/2 5/
3.Longoria G/S/vP ··· 3/.000 1/.000 2/.500 1/no AB 1/.000 ··· 1/no AB 306/226 .268/.343/.521/.864 .818/.880 .750 111/1.084 5/0 15/
30.Navarro# G/S/vP 12/.622 1/2.000 9/.444 2/.000 3/.666 1/.000 5/1.000 ··· 232/180 .316/.368/.439/.807 .723/.840 .799 93/.818 0/3 4/
23.Pena* G/S/vP 15/1.194 ··· 4/1.750 1/no AB 5/1.800 3/.333 4/1.833 1/no AB 267/178 .226/.333/.420/.754 .731/.765 .802 24/.649 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 12/.531 1/no AB 6/1.500 2/.500 2/.000 4/.000 5/.200 ··· 357/260 .281/.393/.417/.810 .840/.799 .810 113/.716 23/10 6/
IP 70.0 37.0 34.1 24.2 31.0 34.1 36.0 6.1 TOTAL .263/.340/.417/.756 .752/.758 .750 .802 90/32 90/45
ERA-K/9 3.21/7.7 2.92/9.7 3.93/8.9 4.74/7.7 2.32/4.9 3.15/8.7 2.00/11.8 2.84/5.7 3.85/7.4

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Navarro (25-15-3)
 Riggans (11-0-2)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 307/.206 161/.205 147/.244 113/.224 128/.248 149/.267 139/.191 25/.150 .244  Upton
 Gross
 Crawford
 Hinske
 Gomes
0/79/0/8
2/15/55/4
78/0/0/1
5/0/31/1
4/0/8/0
OPS .655 .636 .692 .634 .709 .715 .524 .592 .702
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 145/.757 69/.614 59/.580 43/.819 66/.737 60/.605 73/.516 16/.277 .712
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 162/.567 92/.654 88/.771 70/.525 62/.679 89/.793 66/.533 9/1.159 .694
Road 136/.516 76/.463 78/.745 51/.543 47/.676 80/.596 66/.648 4/ .696
Last 28d days 32/.899 46/.593 39/.496 53/.627 39/.618 45/.983 34/.402 25/.592
HR/SB/CS 5/6/2 1/2/0 3/4/0 2/1/0 3/1/2 4/0/1 3/2/0 1/0/0 79/58/17
Usage ····X··· ··oX···· o··XX·o· X··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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