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Game Preview: BOS @ TBR, 8:37pm, Friday, October 10, 2008 @Tropicana Field

Boston Red Sox, 95-67, 2nd, 2 GB, 7½ up in WC

SP: Daisuke Matsuzaka (27, RHP, 18-3, 2.90)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. TBR Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (18-3)           167.2 128  58  54  94 154 12    2.90      
 2007 (15-12)          204.2 191 100 100  80 201 25    4.40      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 10 GS        5-1  58    51  21  20  30  61  4    3.10   56 
 2008-10-03    LAA  ND   5     8   3   3   3   5  0     108   41 
 2008-09-28    NYY   L   4     4   3   3   2   5  1      73   45 
 2008-09-21    TOR   W   7     2   0   0   2   6  0     109   77 
 2008-09-15    TBR   W   5     3   1   1   2   7  1     101   62 
 2008-09-09    TBR  ND   5     8   3   3   4   5  0     102   40 
 2008-09-03    BAL  ND   6     4   4   3   4   7  0     112   53 
 2008-08-29    CHW   W   8     2   0   0   2   7  0     104   83 
 2008-08-24    TOR  ND   6     8   5   5   1   8  2     105   43 
 2008-08-19    BAL   W   5     6   2   2   5   6  0     105   48 
 2008-08-14    TEX   W   7     6   0   0   5   5  0     111   65 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 8 v.TBR    Has never faced TBR.
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   56-25   Road:   39-42   ExtrInn: 8-3 
 vsRHP:  70-54   vsLHP:  25-13   1-Run:  22-23
 vsEast: 38-34   vsCntrl:24-10   vsWest: 22-16 IL:11-7 

Last 20 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
  4 Mon, Oct  6   LAA  W   3-2         -               
  3 Sun, Oct  5   LAA  L   4-5 (12)    -               
  2 Fri, Oct  3  @LAA  W   7-5         -               
  1 Wed, Oct  1  @LAA  W   4-1         -               
162 Sun, Sep 28   NYY  W   4-3 (10)  95-67  2nd  2.0 gb
161 Sun, Sep 28   NYY  L   2-6       94-67  2nd  2.0 gb
160 Fri, Sep 26   NYY  L   8-19      94-66  2nd  2.0 gb
159 Thu, Sep 25   CLE  W   6-1       94-65  2nd  2.0 gb
158 Wed, Sep 24   CLE  W   5-4       93-65  2nd  3.0 gb
157 Tue, Sep 23   CLE  W   5-4       92-65  2nd  3.0 gb
156 Mon, Sep 22   CLE  L   3-4       91-65  2nd  2.5 gb
155 Sun, Sep 21  @TOR  W   3-0       91-64  2nd  1.5 gb
154 Sat, Sep 20  @TOR  L   3-6       90-64  2nd  2.5 gb
153 Fri, Sep 19  @TOR  W   4-3       90-63  2nd  1.5 gb
152 Wed, Sep 17  @TBR  L   3-10      89-63  2nd  2.0 gb
151 Tue, Sep 16  @TBR  L   1-2       89-62  2nd  1.0 gb
150 Mon, Sep 15  @TBR  W  13-5       89-61  1st    Tied
149 Sun, Sep 14   TOR  W   4-3       88-61  2nd  1.0 gb
148 Sat, Sep 13   TOR  W   7-5       87-61  2nd  2.0 gb
147 Sat, Sep 13   TOR  L   1-8       86-61  2nd  2.0 gb
 Last 10: 7-3    Last 20:12-8    Last 30:19-11
Tampa Bay Rays, 97-65, 1st, 2 up

SP: James Shields (26, RHP, 14-8, 3.56)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. BOS Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (14-8)           215   208  94  85  40 160 24    3.56      
 2007 (12-8)           215   202  98  92  36 184 28    3.85      
 2006 (6-8)            124.2 141  69  67  38 104 18    4.84      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 10 GS        5-1  63.1  62  25  24  16  39  7    3.41   54 
 2008-10-02    CHW   W   6.1   6   3   3   1   4  1     100   52 
 2008-09-28    DET  ND   1     0   0   0   0   0  0      10   53 
 2008-09-23    BAL   W   7     8   2   2   1   8  1     102   60 
 2008-09-18    MIN  ND   6.1   8   6   5   2   3  1      90   36 
 2008-09-13    NYY   W   8     5   0   0   0   6  0     106   78 
 2008-09-06    TOR  ND   8     6   3   3   2   3  2      96   59 
 2008-08-31    BAL   W   7     6   1   1   2   1  0     101   60 
 2008-08-26    TOR   L   6.2   9   4   4   2   4  0     104   42 
 2008-08-19    LAA   W   8     9   2   2   1   7  1     103   62 
 2008-08-14    OAK  ND   5     5   4   4   5   3  1      94   39 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 8 v.BOS      2-4  41.1  40  24  24  11  41  6    5.23   50 
 2008-06-30    BOS   W   6.1   5   2   2   1   5  1     104   59 
 2008-06-05    BOS   L   1     3   4   4   0   2  1      27   33 
 2008-05-03    BOS   L   3.2  10   7   7   3   3  0      98   13 
 2008-04-27    BOS   W   9     2   0   0   1   7  0      99   89 
 2007-08-13    BOS   L   6     5   1   1   0   5  0     106   63 
 2007-07-28    BOS  ND   5     6   3   3   1   7  0      93   49 
 2006-08-04    BOS  ND   5.1   5   2   2   2   7  1     100   55 
 2006-07-06    BOS   L   5     4   5   5   3   5  3      91   41 
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   57-24   Road:   40-41   ExtrInn:10-6 
 vsRHP:  72-41   vsLHP:  25-24   1-Run:  29-18
 vsEast: 43-29   vsCntrl:20-18   vsWest: 22-12 IL:12-6 

Last 20 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
  4 Mon, Oct  6  @CHW  W   6-2         -               
  3 Sun, Oct  5  @CHW  L   3-5         -               
  2 Fri, Oct  3   CHW  W   6-2         -               
  1 Thu, Oct  2   CHW  W   6-4         -               
162 Sun, Sep 28  @DET  W   8-7 (11)  97-65  1st  2.0 up
161 Sat, Sep 27  @DET  L   3-4       96-65  1st  1.5 up
160 Fri, Sep 26  @DET  L   4-6       96-64  1st  2.0 up
159 Thu, Sep 25  @DET  L   5-7       96-63  1st  2.0 up
158 Wed, Sep 24  @BAL  W  11-6       96-62  1st  3.0 up
157 Tue, Sep 23  @BAL  W   7-5       95-62  1st  3.0 up
156 Tue, Sep 23  @BAL  W   5-2       94-62  1st  3.0 up
155 Mon, Sep 22  @BAL  W   4-2       93-62  1st  2.5 up
154 Sun, Sep 21   MIN  L   1-4       92-62  1st  1.5 up
153 Sat, Sep 20   MIN  W   7-2       92-61  1st  2.5 up
152 Fri, Sep 19   MIN  W  11-1       91-61  1st  1.5 up
151 Thu, Sep 18   MIN  L   8-11      90-61  1st  1.5 up
150 Wed, Sep 17   BOS  W  10-3       90-60  1st  2.0 up
149 Tue, Sep 16   BOS  W   2-1       89-60  1st  1.0 up
148 Mon, Sep 15   BOS  L   5-13      88-60  1st    Tied
147 Sun, Sep 14  @NYY  L   4-8       88-59  1st  1.0 up
 Last 10: 6-4    Last 20:12-8    Last 30:16-14
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Wed, Sep 17, 2008 TBR 10  BOS  3    W:Grant Balfour , L: Tim Wakefield , S: none
Tue, Sep 16, 2008 TBR  2  BOS  1    W:Dan Wheeler , L: Justin Masterson , S: none
Mon, Sep 15, 2008 BOS 13 @TBR  5    W:Daisuke Matsuzaka , L: Scott Kazmir , S: none
Wed, Sep 10, 2008 TBR  4 @BOS  2 (14)   W:Trever Miller , L: Mike Timlin , S: Jason Hammel 
Tue, Sep 09, 2008 TBR  5 @BOS  4    W:Dan Wheeler , L: Jonathan Papelbon , S: Troy Percival 
Mon, Sep 08, 2008 BOS  3  TBR  0    W:Jon Lester , L: Edwin Jackson , S: Jonathan Papelbon 
Wed, Jul 02, 2008 TBR  7  BOS  6    W:Gary Glover , L: Craig Hansen , S: Dan Wheeler 
Tue, Jul 01, 2008 TBR  3  BOS  1    W:Matt Garza , L: Tim Wakefield , S: Grant Balfour 
Mon, Jun 30, 2008 TBR  5  BOS  4    W:James Shields , L: Justin Masterson , S: J.P. Howell 
Thu, Jun 05, 2008 BOS  7  TBR  1    W:Jon Lester , L: James Shields , S: none
Season Series: 2008 - TBR leads 10-8; 2007 - BOS won 13-5; 2006 - BOS won 10-9; All-Time - BOS leads 119-68
Totals exclude the postseason.

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.
Post - PA and OPS in the current postseason.
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  5.56

ATL  4.65

SDP  3.93

RA/G

TOR  3.77

HOU  4.61

TEX  5.97

BA

C. Jones  .364

S. Victorino  .293

J. Towles  .137

OBP

C. Jones  .470

J. Votto  .368

T. Pena  .189

SLG

A. Pujols  .653

G. Dobbs  .491

T. Pena  .209

OPS

A. Pujols  1.114

J. Cust  .851

T. Pena  .398

ERA

J. Santana  2.53

A. Cook  3.96

N. Robertson  6.35

K/9IP

T. Lincecum  10.51

V. Padilla  6.68

L. Hernandez  3.35

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Note: That all pitcher-batter matchups contain both regular and postseason meetings.
Boston Red Sox Batters (5.22 RS/G) vs. Tampa Bay Rays Pitchers (4.14 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 33.Shields
G/S/vB
50.Balfour
G/S/vB
53.Bradford
G/S/vB
39.Howell*
G/S/vB
57.Miller*
G/S/vB
14.Price*
G/S/vB
35.Wheeler
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHRdSB/CSHR/E
44.Bay G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 7/1.428 1/.000 3/1.167 ··· 22/.582 670/507 .286/.373/.522/.895 .852/.907 .874 10/0 31/
22.Casey* G/S/vP 4/1.000 2/.000 3/2.000 2/1.000 7/.629 ··· 5/1.000 218/179 .322/.381/.392/.773 .818/.762 .643 1/0 0/
30.Cash G/S/vP ··· ··· 3/.666 1/2.000 ··· ··· 1/2.000 162/119 .225/.309/.338/.647 .886/.562 .668 0/0 3/
13.Cora* G/S/vP 6/.900 3/1.000 ··· 4/.500 3/1.167 ··· 2/2.500 179/149 .270/.371/.349/.719 .619/.741 .658 1/1 0/
10.Crisp# G/S/vP 11/.473 11/.455 7/1.238 7/.714 5/.000 ··· 2/.500 409/306 .283/.344/.407/.751 .791/.737 .741 20/7 7/
7.Drew* G/S/vP 15/1.000 5/.400 7/.762 8/1.125 9/1.625 ··· 11/.182 456/362 .280/.408/.519/.927 .926/.927 .927 4/1 19/
46.Ellsbury* G/S/vP 11/.282 3/.000 2/1.000 6/.666 5/1.267 ··· 2/.000 609/458 .280/.336/.394/.729 .728/.729 .676 50/11 9/
11.Kotsay* G/S/vP ··· 3/.000 1/.000 3/2.000 3/.000 ··· 1/3.000 436/305 .276/.329/.403/.732 .629/.777 .657 2/4 6/
12.Lowrie# G/S/vP 3/.000 3/.000 1/.000 3/1.167 2/.500 ··· 2/.000 306/212 .258/.339/.400/.739 .934/.653 .696 1/0 2/
34.Ortiz* G/S/vP 15/1.747 4/.500 6/.750 10/.555 11/.273 ··· 10/.633 491/370 .264/.369/.507/.877 .741/.921 .782 1/0 23/
15.Pedroia G/S/vP 11/1.145 3/.000 5/1.400 9/.611 3/.000 ··· 6/.000 726/545 .326/.376/.493/.869 .903/.857 .827 20/1 17/
28.Ross G/S/vP ··· 1/no AB 2/.000 1/.000 2/.000 ··· 3/.667 182/99 .225/.369/.352/.721 .632/.793 .649 0/1 3/
33.Varitek# G/S/vP 10/.200 9/.111 22/1.091 4/.500 8/.625 ··· 6/.833 483/372 .220/.313/.359/.672 .863/.616 .679 0/1 13/
20.Youkilis G/S/vP 20/.150 5/1.850 9/.944 9/.889 2/.500 ··· 6/1.833 621/492 .312/.390/.569/.958 1.009/.946 .900 3/5 29/
IP 215.0 58.1 59.1 89.1 43.1 14.0 66.1 TOTAL .280/.358/.447/.805 .849/.792 .772 120/35 173/85
ERA-K/9 3.56/6.7 1.54/12.7 2.12/2.6 2.22/9.3 4.15/9.1 1.93/7.7 3.12/7.2 3.82/7.1

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Cash (38-16-14)
 Ross (26-10-6)
 Varitek (56-16-4)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 877/.254 224/.143 241/.273 370/.194 187/.242 57/.176 264/.183 .246  Bay
 Drew
 Ellsbury
 Crisp
 Kotsay
 Youkilis
154/0/0/8
0/1/106/6
58/66/36/4
0/114/0/4
0/84/19/3
0/0/2/0
OPS .708 .463 .653 .579 .687 .501 .608 .715
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 441/.735 93/.364 80/.798 138/.534 106/.612 20/.358 103/.669 .712
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 436/.680 131/.534 161/.585 232/.605 81/.783 37/.583 161/.570 .717
Home 476/.628 101/.405 112/.691 185/.527 100/.612 3/.667 118/.574 .666
HR/SB/CS 24/7/6 3/2/1 3/3/4 6/10/3 2/0/2 1/0/0 10/1/1 166/76/31
Usage ·······X ···X··oo ····X·X· ···X··XX ····o··· ········ ·······X
Tampa Bay Rays Batters (4.78 RS/G) vs. Boston Red Sox Pitchers (4.28 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 18.Matsuzaka
G/S/vB
17.Delcarmen
G/S/vB
48.Lopez*
G/S/vB
63.Masterson
G/S/vB
37.Okajima*
G/S/vB
58.Papelbon
G/S/vB
50.Timlin
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmSB/CSHR/E
16.Aybar# G/S/vP 4/.583 1/.000 3/2.000 4/1.250 2/.000 2/.000 2/.000 362/222 .253/.327/.410/.737 .794/.702 .742 2/2 10/
5.Baldelli G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 3/.000 1/.000 1/.000 1/.000 12/.583 90/35 .263/.344/.475/.819 .882/.723 .890 0/0 4/
8.Bartlett G/S/vP 11/.273 11/.899 4/1.250 8/.661 1/.000 4/.000 3/.000 494/351 .286/.329/.361/.690 .919/.597 .723 20/6 1/
13.Crawford* G/S/vP 12/.606 6/2.233 7/1.000 3/.000 4/.500 10/.633 21/.488 482/331 .273/.319/.400/.718 .641/.754 .811 25/7 8/
15.Floyd* G/S/vP 7/.286 ··· 4/.000 4/.250 ··· ··· 3/5.000 284/272 .268/.349/.455/.804 .450/.819 1.006 1/0 11/
26.Gross* G/S/vP 5/1.100 5/.600 5/.400 7/1.571 ··· 4/.000 2/.000 399/326 .238/.336/.414/.750 .585/.789 .939 4/2 13/
41.Hernandez G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 15/10 .200/.200/.200/.400 .400/.400 .500 0/0 0/
1.Iwamura* G/S/vP 26/.965 13/.672 6/.833 4/1.833 2/1.000 7/.000 6/.900 707/489 .274/.349/.380/.729 .668/.756 .783 8/6 6/
24.Johnson* G/S/vP 4/.000 1/.000 1/2.000 ··· 3/.000 1/5.000 1/.000 29/18 .192/.276/.423/.699 .384/.866 .625 0/0 2/
3.Longoria G/S/vP 4/1.250 2/.000 1/no AB 7/.000 2/1.000 ··· 1/no AB 508/371 .272/.343/.531/.874 .830/.890 .871 7/0 27/
30.Navarro# G/S/vP 19/.491 11/.364 4/.500 8/.393 3/.000 7/1.143 3/1.000 470/344 .295/.349/.407/.757 .726/.777 .796 0/4 7/
23.Pena* G/S/vP 23/1.147 6/1.500 8/1.125 7/2.314 5/.900 4/1.833 7/1.714 607/392 .247/.377/.494/.871 .654/.994 .912 1/1 31/
38.Perez# G/S/vP 2/1.000 2/.000 3/1.167 1/no AB ··· 1/3.000 ··· 72/38 .250/.348/.433/.781 .872/.590 .758 5/0 3/
2.Upton G/S/vP 15/.508 6/1.500 3/.000 7/1.429 4/.000 5/.200 11/.495 639/442 .274/.384/.402/.786 .824/.769 .803 44/16 9/
18.Zobrist# G/S/vP 7/.143 3/1.000 2/1.500 ··· 1/no AB 2/.000 3/.333 227/134 .253/.339/.505/.844 .804/.867 .700 3/0 12/
IP 167.2 74.1 59.1 88.1 62.0 69.1 49.1 TOTAL .260/.340/.422/.762 .726/.778 .800 142/50 180/90
ERA-K/9 2.90/8.3 3.27/8.7 2.43/5.8 3.16/6.9 2.61/8.7 2.34/10.0 5.66/5.8 4.01/7.4

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Hernandez (3-0-0)
 Navarro (45-28-6)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 716/.211 307/.205 247/.245 365/.216 258/.212 273/.223 227/.302 .250  Upton
 Gross
 Crawford
 Perez
 Zobrist
 Baldelli
 Johnson
0/143/0/16
2/18/121/8
108/1/0/2
8/15/2/1
14/5/2/1
1/0/6/0
1/0/0/0
OPS .645 .605 .699 .674 .612 .561 .891 .713
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 383/.718 142/.544 131/.587 178/.787 110/.547 145/.606 105/1.047 .723
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 333/.564 165/.658 116/.818 187/.572 148/.661 128/.511 122/.750 .704
Road 314/.559 150/.682 96/.772 168/.659 131/.509 126/.590 117/.894 .701
HR/SB/CS 12/15/5 5/7/0 4/1/3 10/9/1 6/0/1 4/2/0 9/6/0 147/96/32
Usage ······X· ···oX··· ····X··· ···XX·X· ···oX·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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