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Game Preview: BOS @ TEX, 8:05pm, Friday, September 5, 2008 @Rangers Ballpark in Arlington

Boston Red Sox, 82-57, 2nd, 3½ GB, 5½ up in WC

SP: Josh Beckett (28, RHP, 11-9, 4.34)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. TEX Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (11-9)           149.1 153  74  72  30 145 17    4.34      
 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 7 GS         3-4  42.1  56  29  28   8  40  5    5.95   45 
 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 
 2008-07-25    NYY   L   7     9   1   1   1   6  0     110   60 
 2008-07-19   @LAA   L   8     9   4   4   1   6  1     107   53 
 2008-07-09    MIN   W   5     8   5   5   2   2  2     104   31 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.TEX      1-1  17.1  22  10   9   4  16  2    4.67   47 
 2007-06-30    TEX   L   5    10   5   5   0   4  1      92   31 
 2006-06-11    TEX  ND   5.1   5   4   3   3   7  1     112   48 
 2006-04-05   @TEX   W   7     7   1   1   1   5  0     108   63 
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   48-19   Road:   34-38   ExtrInn: 7-2 
 vsRHP:  61-47   vsLHP:  21-10   1-Run:  17-20
 vsEast: 30-26   vsCntrl:21-9    vsWest: 20-15 IL:11-7 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
139 Wed, Sep  3   BAL  W   5-4       82-57  2nd  3.0 gb
138 Tue, Sep  2   BAL  W  14-2       81-57  2nd  4.0 gb
137 Mon, Sep  1   BAL  W   7-4       80-57  2nd  5.0 gb
136 Sun, Aug 31   CHW  L   2-4       79-57  2nd  5.5 gb
135 Sat, Aug 30   CHW  W   8-2       79-56  2nd  4.5 gb
134 Fri, Aug 29   CHW  W   8-0       78-56  2nd  4.5 gb
133 Thu, Aug 28  @NYY  L   2-3       77-56  2nd  4.5 gb
132 Wed, Aug 27  @NYY  W  11-3       77-55  2nd  3.5 gb
131 Tue, Aug 26  @NYY  W   7-3       76-55  2nd  3.5 gb
130 Sun, Aug 24  @TOR  W   6-5 (11)  75-55  2nd  4.5 gb
 Last 10: 8-2    Last 20:14-6    Last 30:21-9 
Texas Rangers, 69-72, 2nd, 17 GB, 14 GB in WC

SP: Kevin Millwood (33, RHP, 9-7, 4.84)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. BOS Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (9-7)            137.2 178  78  74  42 101 16    4.84      
 2007 (10-14)          172.2 213 111  99  67 123 19    5.16      
 2006 (16-12)          215   228 114 108  53 157 23    4.52      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         3-3  42.2  53  22  22   9  33  6    4.64   48 
 2008-08-31   @LAA   W   6.2   5   2   2   0   7  1     101   63 
 2008-08-26   @KCR   W   9     9   1   1   0   2  0      94   67 
 2008-08-20    DET   W   9     6   1   1   1   4  0     113   74 
 2008-08-15    TBR   L   4.2  10   5   5   1   7  4      94   30 
 2008-07-23   @CHW  ND   1.2   2   3   3   2   3  1      38   40 
 2008-07-18   @MIN   L   6.1  11   5   5   1   6  0     114   36 
 2008-07-12    CHW   L   5.1  10   5   5   4   4  0     106   28 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.BOS      2-1  29    35  12  12  10  24  2    3.72   50 
 2008-04-20   @BOS  ND   6    10   2   2   2   7  0     109   49 
 2007-04-07    BOS   W   6     8   3   3   3   3  0     104   44 
 2006-06-11   @BOS  ND   6     7   2   2   2   5  1     104   53 
 2006-04-03    BOS   L   5     7   5   5   1   3  1      89   35 
 2005-06-27   @BOS   W   6     3   0   0   2   6  0     107   70 
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   35-34   Road:   34-38   ExtrInn: 5-5 
 vsRHP:  53-46   vsLHP:  16-26   1-Run:  27-16
 vsEast: 16-24   vsCntrl:20-21   vsWest: 23-19 IL:10-8 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
141 Wed, Sep  3   SEA  W   1-0       69-72  2nd 16.5 gb
140 Tue, Sep  2   SEA  W   6-4       68-72  2nd 17.5 gb
139 Mon, Sep  1   SEA  L   6-12      67-72  2nd 17.5 gb
138 Sun, Aug 31  @LAA  W   4-3       67-71  2nd 17.0 gb
137 Sat, Aug 30  @LAA  L   3-4       66-71  2nd 18.0 gb
136 Fri, Aug 29  @LAA  L   1-3       66-70  2nd 17.0 gb
135 Thu, Aug 28  @LAA  L   5-7       66-69  2nd 16.0 gb
134 Wed, Aug 27  @KCR  W   3-2       66-68  2nd 15.0 gb
133 Tue, Aug 26  @KCR  W   2-1       65-68  2nd 16.0 gb
132 Mon, Aug 25  @KCR  W   9-4       64-68  2nd 16.0 gb
 Last 10: 6-4    Last 20: 8-12   Last 30:12-18
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Thu, Aug 14, 2008 BOS 10  TEX  0        W:Daisuke Matsuzaka (14-2), L: Tommy Hunter (0-2), S: none
Wed, Aug 13, 2008 BOS  8  TEX  4        W:Jon Lester (11-4), L: Luis Mendoza (3-6), S: none
Tue, Aug 12, 2008 BOS 19  TEX 17        W:Hideki Okajima (3-2), L: Frank Francisco (2-4), S: Jonathan Papelbon (32)
Mon, Apr 21, 2008 BOS  8  TEX  3        W:Clay Buchholz (1-1), L: Dustin Nippert (1-2), S: none
Sun, Apr 20, 2008 BOS  6  TEX  5        W:Tim Wakefield (2-0), L: C.J. Wilson (0-1), S: Jonathan Papelbon (7)
Sat, Apr 19, 2008 BOS  5  TEX  3        W:Javier Lopez (1-0), L: Joaquin Benoit (1-1), S: Jonathan Papelbon (6)
Fri, Apr 18, 2008 BOS 11  TEX  3        W:Daisuke Matsuzaka (4-0), L: Luis Mendoza (0-2), S: none

Mon, Jul 02, 2007 BOS  7  TEX  3        W:Kason Gabbard (2-0), L: Brandon McCarthy (4-5), S: none
Sun, Jul 01, 2007 TEX  2 @BOS  1        W:Kameron Loe (5-6), L: Julian Tavarez (5-6), S: Eric Gagne (10)
Sat, Jun 30, 2007 TEX  5 @BOS  4        W:Ron Mahay (1-0), L: Josh Beckett (11-2), S: Eric Gagne (9)
Season Series: 2008 - BOS leads 7-0; 2007 - BOS won 6-4; 2006 - BOS won 5-4; All-Time - BOS leads 315-272

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

FLA  4.66

WSN  3.86

RA/G

TOR  3.85

CLE  4.59

TEX  5.93

BA

A. Pujols  .360

B. Hawpe  .292

J. Towles  .143

OBP

A. Pujols  .468

S. Schumaker  .365

T. Pena  .184

SLG

A. Pujols  .640

M. DeRosa  .488

T. Pena  .209

OPS

A. Pujols  1.108

C. Delgado  .842

T. Pena  .393

ERA

C. Lee  2.32

G. Meche  4.07

C. Silva  6.53

K/9IP

T. Lincecum  10.22

J. Lester  6.39

L. Hernandez  3.35

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Boston Red Sox Batters (5.28 RS/G) vs. Texas Rangers Pitchers (5.93 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 33.Millwood
G/S/vB
53.Benoit
G/S/vB
50.Francisco
G/S/vB
43.Loe
G/S/vB
60.Madrigal
G/S/vB
46.Mendoza
G/S/vB
59.Rupe
G/S/vB
56.White*
G/S/vB
45.Wright
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
55.Bailey G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 38/20 .290/.421/.516/.937 1.076/.783 .650 30/1.049 0/0 2/
44.Bay G/S/vP 3/.666 4/.000 1/.000 3/.000 1/.000 3/2.500 2/2.000 ··· 14/.833 587/452 .289/.371/.518/.889 .825/.907 .851 98/.777 10/0 26/
30.Cash G/S/vP 3/.666 1/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 136/104 .236/.301/.341/.643 1.019/.532 .693 21/.714 0/0 2/
13.Cora* G/S/vP 6/.533 9/.365 2/1.500 3/1.334 1/no AB ··· ··· ··· 27/.986 142/122 .281/.376/.347/.723 .666/.733 .665 57/.740 1/0 0/
10.Crisp# G/S/vP 9/.000 9/.347 4/.750 6/1.333 2/.500 2/1.000 1/2.000 ··· 3/1.167 345/259 .268/.325/.395/.721 .773/.702 .702 66/.829 18/6 7/
46.Ellsbury* G/S/vP 4/.833 1/.000 2/.500 2/.000 ··· 2/.500 2/4.000 ··· ··· 521/396 .267/.330/.365/.695 .702/.693 .634 95/.697 44/8 7/
11.Kotsay* G/S/vP 53/.789 9/.000 3/.666 14/.142 ··· ··· 2/2.500 ··· 19/.728 367/262 .293/.344/.429/.773 .665/.818 .709 69/.963 2/3 6/
12.Lowrie# G/S/vP 4/.750 1/.000 ··· ··· 2/2.500 4/2.083 4/.583 ··· 1/.000 218/153 .283/.361/.451/.812 .993/.734 .741 100/.862 0/0 2/
34.Ortiz* G/S/vP 19/1.593 20/.763 3/.667 11/.489 1/no AB 5/1.850 3/1.667 ··· 7/1.571 403/311 .274/.387/.494/.881 .651/.950 .741 102/1.103 1/0 17/
15.Pedroia G/S/vP 3/.333 6/.833 3/1.500 5/.800 1/.000 5/.900 3/1.666 ··· 4/1.750 629/481 .330/.376/.496/.872 .930/.854 .850 113/1.155 17/1 17/
28.Ross G/S/vP 3/.000 ··· 1/5.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 12/.733 174/94 .230/.379/.363/.742 .650/.817 .640 5/.900 0/1 3/
33.Varitek# G/S/vP 23/.959 16/.750 3/2.167 12/1.318 2/.000 4/1.167 2/.000 ··· 1/.000 422/325 .228/.318/.376/.694 .832/.652 .674 77/.821 0/1 12/
20.Youkilis G/S/vP 11/1.505 7/.143 3/3.500 10/1.200 1/.000 5/1.800 3/2.334 ··· 4/.000 538/439 .315/.387/.560/.947 1.014/.933 .897 86/.955 3/4 24/
IP 137.2 44.0 56.2 21.0 27.1 54.1 78.0 0.1 74.2 TOTAL .284/.362/.450/.811 .851/.800 .767 .882 108/28 149/73
ERA-K/9 4.84/6.6 5.11/8.8 3.49/11.6 2.14/5.1 4.94/4.9 8.45/4.8 4.73/4.7 27.00/0.0 4.70/6.4 5.29/5.8

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Cash (33-15-12)
 Ross (24-10-6)
 Varitek (51-16-3)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 625/.311 204/.232 237/.208 86/.256 121/.283 271/.342 338/.290 3/.500 333/.271 .288  Bay
 Ellsbury
 Kotsay
 Crisp
 Bailey
 Youkilis
133/0/0/6
55/57/26/4
0/84/5/3
0/97/0/3
3/0/1/0
0/0/2/0
OPS .823 .766 .661 .755 .793 .929 .815 1.667 .716 .820
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 335/.800 99/.614 120/.626 38/.981 60/.957 138/.891 160/.880 1/3.000 160/.780 .842
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 290/.849 105/.914 117/.697 48/.577 61/.633 133/.969 178/.756 2/.500 173/.658 .801
Home 253/.815 98/.790 114/.721 65/.738 57/.693 126/.930 161/.784 1/3.000 171/.742 .817
Last 28d days 119/.732 32/.578 39/.556 37/.389 57/.782 55/1.254 70/1.089 3/1.667 54/.690
HR/SB/CS 16/23/4 6/1/1 7/6/1 3/0/0 3/3/1 7/6/2 6/0/1 0/0/0 4/8/1 157/103/34
Usage ····X··· ··X·o··o ·oX·X··· ··oo···· ·o·o··oo ···X·X·· ···X··X· ··o····o ···oX··o
Texas Rangers Batters (5.45 RS/G) vs. Boston Red Sox Pitchers (4.20 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS
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
62.Pauley
G/S/vB
59.Smith
G/S/vB
50.Timlin
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
4.Arias G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 59/51 .268/.293/.375/.668 1.429/.561 .657 59/.668 3/0 0/
9.Blalock* G/S/vP 6/.900 2/1.000 2/2.000 ··· ··· 4/1.000 3/1.167 ··· 4/.250 190/134 .269/.321/.417/.738 .733/.740 .894 57/.669 1/0 4/
41.Boggs# G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/3.000 ··· ··· 2/.000 303/208 .233/.341/.412/.754 .842/.712 .810 62/.808 3/2 8/
21.Bradley# G/S/vP 16/.900 6/.167 4/1.000 ··· ··· 2/.000 ··· ··· 5/2.200 467/311 .327/.446/.585/1.031 1.177/.957 1.214 87/1.005 4/3 22/
22.Byrd G/S/vP 22/.899 2/2.500 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 2/.000 ··· ··· 3/1.667 382/255 .289/.374/.461/.835 .898/.802 .926 105/.936 4/1 10/
27.Catalanotto* G/S/vP 16/.771 6/1.500 1/no AB ··· 1/.000 10/1.100 3/.666 ··· 11/1.727 267/252 .272/.337/.389/.726 .536/.736 .649 27/.333 1/1 2/
17.Cruz G/S/vP ··· ··· 2/.000 ··· 2/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 39/36 .257/.333/.429/.762 2.000/.649 .864 39/.762 2/1 1/
19.Davis* G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 2/1.000 ··· 1/no AB 1/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 242/171 .278/.331/.552/.882 .963/.849 .917 98/.780 0/2 14/
6.Duran G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/no AB 115/55 .225/.279/.363/.642 .748/.526 .503 / 1/1 3/
32.Hamilton* G/S/vP ··· 2/3.000 2/1.500 ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 611/418 .301/.363/.542/.906 .852/.931 1.057 101/.847 8/0 31/
15.Laird G/S/vP 2/.000 2/.000 4/.250 ··· 3/.333 3/.000 3/.666 ··· 1/.000 321/240 .284/.333/.411/.744 .772/.735 .709 72/.596 2/3 6/
25.Saltalamacchia# G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/3.000 1/3.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/2.000 229/148 .254/.354/.365/.719 .449/.876 .764 32/.938 0/2 3/
2.Teagarden G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 11/9 .273/.273/.818/1.091 .000/1.333 1.400 5/1.400 0/0 2/
12.Vazquez* G/S/vP 5/.400 2/1.500 6/.533 ··· 2/.000 2/.000 ··· ··· ··· 330/276 .298/.372/.442/.814 .487/.877 .863 45/.373 0/1 6/
10.Young G/S/vP 10/.200 5/1.800 1/.000 1/.000 4/.000 3/.000 3/.000 ··· 8/.715 626/465 .286/.337/.412/.749 .870/.706 .807 115/.735 8/0 12/
IP 149.1 60.0 52.1 77.2 54.0 59.0 6.1 11.2 41.2 TOTAL .281/.351/.458/.808 .801/.811 .864 .793 71/21 170/114
ERA-K/9 4.34/8.7 3.90/8.7 2.75/5.2 3.24/6.9 2.83/8.2 1.68/10.2 8.53/4.3 4.63/7.7 4.97/5.2 3.94/7.3

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Laird (48-19-5)
 Saltalamacchia (40-9-6)
 Teagarden (1-1-0)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 624/.263 255/.222 209/.253 317/.223 229/.225 227/.199 30/.321 47/.220 188/.285 .249  Byrd
 Hamilton
 Boggs
 Bradley
 Cruz
 Duran
 Catalanotto
13/54/39/7
0/92/34/7
68/0/3/6
1/0/19/4
0/0/10/0
2/0/2/0
26/0/0/0
OPS .716 .641 .709 .695 .650 .507 .938 .746 .814 .712
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 334/.743 113/.601 108/.628 160/.792 98/.564 119/.530 16/1.214 24/.269 84/.999 .719
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 290/.684 142/.674 101/.791 157/.601 131/.716 108/.482 14/.643 23/1.241 104/.661 .707
Road 363/.623 129/.723 87/.780 154/.623 118/.522 114/.582 / 20/1.340 103/.815 .696
Last 28d days 47/.895 53/.578 31/.526 51/.723 39/.536 36/.389 8/.625 16/1.242 45/.920
HR/SB/CS 17/7/5 4/7/0 4/1/3 9/8/0 6/0/1 3/2/0 1/1/0 3/0/0 6/4/0 128/84/31
Usage ··o·Xo·· ···o·o·· ····Xo·X ·····o·X ···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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