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Game Preview: BOS @ TBR, 8:07pm, Saturday, October 18, 2008 @Tropicana Field

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

SP: Josh Beckett (28, RHP, 12-10, 4.03)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. TBR Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (12-10)          174.1 173  80  78  34 172 18    4.03      
 2007 (20-7)           200.2 189  76  73  40 194 17    3.27      
 2006 (16-11)          204.2 191 120 114  74 158 36    5.01      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 10 GS        3-3  56.2  68  37  36  13  64  8    5.72   47 
 2008-10-11    TBR  ND   4.1   9   8   8   1   5  3      93   17 
 2008-10-05    LAA  ND   5     9   4   4   4   6  2     106   35 
 2008-09-22    CLE   L   6     7   4   4   1   6  0     105   47 
 2008-09-16    TBR  ND   8     3   1   1   1   7  1      95   78 
 2008-09-10    TBR  ND   6     6   1   1   2   7  0      84   61 
 2008-09-05    TEX   W   5     4   0   0   0   7  0      80   66 
 2008-08-17    TOR   L   2.1   8   8   8   1   3  1      55   11 
 2008-08-11    CHW   W   8     7   1   1   0   8  0     104   72 
 2008-08-05    KCR   W   6.2   4   2   2   2   7  0      90   63 
 2008-07-30    LAA   L   5.1  11   8   7   1   8  1     100   23 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 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
  9 Thu, Oct 16   TBR  W   8-7         -               
  8 Tue, Oct 14   TBR  L   4-13        -               
  7 Mon, Oct 13   TBR  L   1-9         -               
  6 Sat, Oct 11  @TBR  L   8-9 (11)    -               
  5 Fri, Oct 10  @TBR  W   2-0         -               
  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
 Last 10: 6-4    Last 20:11-9    Last 30:17-13
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        5-2  65.2  63  23  22  13  42  6    3.02   56 
 2008-10-10    BOS   L   7.1   6   2   2   2   6  0     100   62 
 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 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 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
  9 Thu, Oct 16  @BOS  L   7-8         -               
  8 Tue, Oct 14  @BOS  W  13-4         -               
  7 Mon, Oct 13  @BOS  W   9-1         -               
  6 Sat, Oct 11   BOS  W   9-8 (11)    -               
  5 Fri, Oct 10   BOS  L   0-2         -               
  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
 Last 10: 7-3    Last 20:13-7    Last 30:18-12
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Thu, Oct 16, 2008 BOS  8  TBR  7    W:Justin Masterson , L: J.P. Howell , S: none
Tue, Oct 14, 2008 TBR 13 @BOS  4    W:Andy Sonnanstine , L: Tim Wakefield , S: none
Mon, Oct 13, 2008 TBR  9 @BOS  1    W:Matt Garza , L: Jon Lester , S: none
Sat, Oct 11, 2008 TBR  9  BOS  8 (11)   W:David Price , L: Mike Timlin , S: none
Fri, Oct 10, 2008 BOS  2 @TBR  0    W:Daisuke Matsuzaka , L: James Shields , S: Jonathan Papelbon 
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 
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 3/1.167 3/1.666 8/1.500 3/.333 3/1.167 ··· 25/.621 670/507 .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 ··· 6/.833 218/179 .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 12/.583 8/1.339 8/.625 5/.000 1/.000 4/1.750 409/306 .283/.344/.407/.751 .791/.737 .741 20/7 7/
7.Drew* G/S/vP 18/.944 6/.500 7/.762 10/1.325 9/1.625 1/no AB 13/.539 456/362 .280/.408/.519/.927 .926/.927 .927 4/1 19/
46.Ellsbury* G/S/vP 15/.204 3/.000 3/.666 8/.536 5/1.267 1/.000 3/.000 609/458 .280/.336/.394/.729 .728/.729 .676 50/11 9/
11.Kotsay* G/S/vP 3/1.000 5/.000 1/.000 4/1.417 3/.000 1/.000 3/2.000 436/305 .276/.329/.403/.732 .629/.777 .657 2/4 6/
12.Lowrie# G/S/vP 6/.000 6/.733 1/.000 3/1.167 2/.500 ··· 5/.200 306/212 .258/.339/.400/.739 .934/.653 .696 1/0 2/
34.Ortiz* G/S/vP 18/1.444 5/1.400 6/.750 14/.487 13/.321 ··· 11/.573 491/370 .264/.369/.507/.877 .741/.921 .782 1/0 23/
15.Pedroia G/S/vP 15/1.071 4/.583 6/1.500 12/.542 3/.000 ··· 7/.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 13/.154 12/.167 23/1.036 4/.500 8/.625 ··· 6/.833 483/372 .220/.313/.359/.672 .863/.616 .679 0/1 13/
20.Youkilis G/S/vP 23/.367 5/1.850 10/1.056 12/1.139 3/1.667 ··· 9/1.000 621/492 .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····XX ······X· ·X··X·Xo ···o··o· ······oo ·X····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 19.Beckett
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 3/2.000 1/.000 4/2.000 5/1.467 2/.000 2/.000 3/.666 362/222 .253/.327/.410/.737 .794/.702 .742 2/2 10/
5.Baldelli G/S/vP 7/1.000 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 20/.700 14/1.298 5/1.000 11/.664 1/.000 4/.000 4/.000 494/351 .286/.329/.361/.690 .919/.597 .723 20/6 1/
13.Crawford* G/S/vP 25/.560 6/2.233 9/1.223 4/.750 6/.334 13/.481 22/.654 482/331 .273/.319/.400/.718 .641/.754 .811 25/7 8/
15.Floyd* G/S/vP 35/1.033 ··· 4/.000 4/.250 ··· 1/.000 3/5.000 284/272 .268/.349/.455/.804 .450/.819 1.006 1/0 11/
26.Gross* G/S/vP 16/.392 6/.500 5/.400 7/1.571 1/.000 5/.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 27/.773 16/.708 7/.686 7/1.262 2/1.000 7/.000 8/.833 707/489 .274/.349/.380/.729 .668/.756 .783 8/6 6/
24.Johnson* G/S/vP 6/1.100 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 15/1.534 3/.333 1/no AB 9/.000 4/.500 2/.000 2/.500 508/371 .272/.343/.531/.874 .830/.890 .871 7/0 27/
30.Navarro# G/S/vP 22/.417 12/.334 5/.400 9/.347 5/.000 9/.889 5/.900 470/344 .295/.349/.407/.757 .726/.777 .796 0/4 7/
23.Pena* G/S/vP 22/.818 7/1.571 8/1.125 9/1.699 8/.804 6/1.500 8/1.768 607/392 .247/.377/.494/.871 .654/.994 .912 1/1 31/
38.Perez# G/S/vP 3/.000 3/.000 4/.833 2/.500 ··· 1/3.000 1/.000 72/38 .250/.348/.433/.781 .872/.590 .758 5/0 3/
2.Upton G/S/vP 15/.904 8/1.375 4/.000 10/1.375 5/.000 6/.733 12/.472 639/442 .274/.384/.402/.786 .824/.769 .803 44/16 9/
18.Zobrist# G/S/vP ··· 3/1.000 2/1.500 ··· 2/.500 2/.000 5/.400 227/134 .253/.339/.505/.844 .804/.867 .700 3/0 12/
IP 174.1 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 4.03/8.9 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 725/.256 307/.205 247/.245 365/.216 258/.212 273/.223 227/.302 .250  Upton
 Gross
 Crawford
 Zobrist
 Perez
 Johnson
 Baldelli
0/143/0/16
2/18/121/8
108/1/0/2
14/5/2/1
8/15/2/1
1/0/0/0
1/0/6/0
OPS .700 .605 .699 .674 .612 .561 .891 .713
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 402/.710 142/.544 131/.587 178/.787 110/.547 145/.606 105/1.047 .723
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 323/.687 165/.658 116/.818 187/.572 148/.661 128/.511 122/.750 .704
Road 409/.600 150/.682 96/.772 168/.659 131/.509 126/.590 117/.894 .701
HR/SB/CS 18/7/5 5/7/0 4/1/3 10/9/1 6/0/1 4/2/0 9/6/0 147/96/32
Usage ······X· ·X·X··X· ···X··o· ·o·X··Xo ·X····Xo ·X····Xo ···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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