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Game Preview: BOS @ TOR, 7:15pm, Friday, April 4, 2008 @Rogers Centre

Boston Red Sox, 3-1, 1st, 1 up

SP: Tim Wakefield (41, RHP, 0-0, undef)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. TOR Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2007 (17-12)          189   191 104 100  64 110 22    4.76      
 2006 (7-11)           140   135  80  72  51  90 19    4.63      
 2005 (16-12)          225.1 210 113 104  68 151 35    4.15      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         3-2  38.2  46  25  24  11  23  7    5.59   45 
 2007-09-29    MIN   W   7     6   4   3   0   1  2      92   52 
 2007-09-23    TBD   L   5     7   4   4   3   5  1      92   39 
 2007-09-17    TOR   L   6     7   4   4   2   2  2      73   42 
 2007-09-11    TBD  ND   3    10   7   7   0   4  1      65   15 
 2007-09-06    BAL  ND   3.2   9   6   6   2   0  1      74   17 
 2007-08-25    CHW   W   7     3   0   0   3   6  0     112   74 
 2007-08-20    TBD   W   7     4   0   0   1   5  0      73   73 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.TOR      3-2  32    31  13  12   8  18  5    3.38   54 
 2007-09-17    TOR   L   6     7   4   4   2   2  2      73   42 
 2007-07-12    TOR   W   6     9   4   4   0   2  2      89   40 
 2007-05-10    TOR   W   7     3   0   0   1   5  0      93   75 
 2007-04-23    TOR   L   6     8   4   3   2   5  1     100   45 
 2007-04-18    TOR   W   7     4   1   1   3   4  0      99   66 
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:    0-0    Road:    3-1    ExtrInn: 1-0 
 vsRHP:   3-1    vsLHP:   0-0    1-Run:   2-0 
 vsEast:  0-0    vsCntrl: 0-0    vsWest:  3-1  IL: 0-0 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
  4 Wed, Apr  2  @OAK  W   5-0        3-1   1st  1.0 up
  3 Tue, Apr  1  @OAK  W   2-1        2-1   1st    Tied
  2 Wed, Mar 26  @OAK  L   1-5        1-1   1st    Tied
  1 Tue, Mar 25  @OAK  W   6-5 (10)   1-0   1st    Tied
 Last 10: 3-1    Last 20: 3-1    Last 30: 3-1 
Toronto Blue Jays, 1-2, 5th, 1½ GB, ½ GB in WC

SP: Shaun Marcum (26, RHP, 0-0, undef)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. BOS Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2007 (12-6)           159   149  76  73  49 122 27    4.13      
 2006 (3-4)             78.1  87  44  44  38  65 14    5.06      
 2005 (0-0)              8     6   0   0   4   4  0    0.00      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         2-2  31.1  47  26  26  15  21  7    7.47   37 
 2007-09-22    NYY  ND   3     5   1   1   1   2  0      51   46 
 2007-09-16    BAL  ND   5     5   3   3   2   4  1      89   47 
 2007-09-11    NYY   L   4.1   8   8   8   4   5  2      90   16 
 2007-09-05    BOS  ND   5     5   2   2   3   2  0      89   48 
 2007-08-31    SEA   W   5     7   4   4   2   3  2      91   38 
 2007-08-25    LAA   W   6     8   2   2   2   1  0     102   47 
 2007-08-20    OAK   L   3     9   6   6   1   4  2      75   20 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.BOS      2-0  19    14   7   5   5  18  1    2.37   61 
 2007-09-05    BOS  ND   5     5   2   2   3   2  0      89   48 
 2007-07-13    BOS   W   6     7   5   3   1   6  1     109   47 
 2006-09-25    BOS   W   8     2   0   0   1  10  0     113   87 
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:    0-0    Road:    1-2    ExtrInn: 0-0 
 vsRHP:   1-2    vsLHP:   0-0    1-Run:   0-2 
 vsEast:  1-2    vsCntrl: 0-0    vsWest:  0-0  IL: 0-0 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
  3 Thu, Apr  3  @NYY  L   2-3        1-2   5th  1.5 gb
  2 Wed, Apr  2  @NYY  W   5-2        1-1   2nd  1.0 gb
  1 Tue, Apr  1  @NYY  L   2-3        0-1   5th  1.0 gb
 Last 10: 1-2    Last 20: 1-2    Last 30: 1-2 
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Wed, Sep 19, 2007 TOR  6  BOS  1        W:Jesse Litsch , L: Clay Buchholz , S: Jeremy Accardo 
Tue, Sep 18, 2007 TOR  4  BOS  3        W:A.J. Burnett , L: Eric Gagne , S: Scott Downs 
Mon, Sep 17, 2007 TOR  6  BOS  1        W:Dustin McGowan , L: Tim Wakefield , S: none
Wed, Sep 05, 2007 TOR  6 @BOS  4        W:Jeremy Accardo , L: Hideki Okajima , S: none
Tue, Sep 04, 2007 BOS  5  TOR  3        W:Josh Beckett , L: Roy Halladay , S: Jonathan Papelbon 
Mon, Sep 03, 2007 BOS 13  TOR 10        W:Daisuke Matsuzaka , L: Jesse Litsch , S: Jonathan Papelbon 
Sun, Jul 15, 2007 TOR  2 @BOS  1        W:Jesse Litsch , L: Josh Beckett , S: Jeremy Accardo 
Sat, Jul 14, 2007 BOS  9  TOR  4        W:Daisuke Matsuzaka , L: Dustin McGowan , S: none
Fri, Jul 13, 2007 TOR  6 @BOS  5        W:Shaun Marcum , L: Kyle Snyder , S: Jeremy Accardo 
Thu, Jul 12, 2007 BOS  7  TOR  4        W:Tim Wakefield , L: Roy Halladay , S: Jonathan Papelbon 
Season Series: 2008 -  0-0; 2007 - Tied 9-9; 2006 - TOR won 12-7; All-Time - BOS leads 239-192

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

For the 2007 season

Stat

Best

Middle

Worst

RS/G

NYY  5.98

BAL  4.67

WSN  4.15

RA/G

BOS  4.06

KCR  4.80

TBD  5.83

BA

M. Ordonez  .363

J. Pierre  .293

J. LaRue  .148

OBP

B. Bonds  .480

G. Atkins  .367

J. LaRue  .240

SLG

C. Ross  .653

R. Ludwick  .479

A. Gonzalez  .249

OPS

A. Rodriguez  1.067

T. Glaus  .839

J. LaRue  .512

ERA

J. Peavy  2.54

A. Pettitte  4.05

S. Olsen  5.81

K/9IP

E. Bedard  10.93

G. Meche  6.50

A. Cook  3.31

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NOTE: Team stats shown are for the 2008 season. Player Stats for the 2007 season. We will switch to 2008 stats on May 1st.

Boston Red Sox Batters (3.50 RS/G) vs. Toronto Blue Jays Pitchers (2.67 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 28.Marcum
G/S/vB
49.Accardo
G/S/vB
37.Downs*
G/S/vB
54.Frasor
G/S/vB
22.League
G/S/vB
51.Litsch
G/S/vB
56.Tallet*
G/S/vB
40.Wolfe
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
22.Casey* G/S/vP 2/.000 5/.400 1/no AB 2/2.500 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 496/425 .296/.353/.393/.746 .929/.716 .697 / 2/2 4/2
36.Cash G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 33/18 .111/.242/.148/.391 .354/.421 .620 / 0/0 0/1
13.Cora* G/S/vP 5/.400 1/.000 ··· 3/1.333 ··· 3/1.000 1/.000 1/.000 232/203 .246/.298/.386/.684 .385/.730 .777 / 1/1 3/5
10.Crisp# G/S/vP 7/.334 3/.000 6/.334 7/1.000 ··· 5/.400 4/.833 1/3.000 591/426 .268/.330/.382/.712 .751/.697 .668 / 28/6 6/1
7.Drew* G/S/vP 7/.619 3/.000 12/.666 ··· ··· 5/1.200 3/.333 1/.000 552/422 .270/.373/.423/.796 .638/.846 .763 / 4/2 11/6
46.Ellsbury* G/S/vP 3/1.333 1/.000 2/.000 1/.000 ··· 5/1.100 1/.000 ··· 127/98 .353/.394/.509/.902 .802/.931 .772 / 9/0 3/0
25.Lowell G/S/vP 10/1.100 6/.500 6/1.167 7/1.238 1/2.000 8/1.089 3/.000 2/.000 653/473 .324/.378/.501/.879 .849/.890 .767 / 3/2 21/15
23.Lugo G/S/vP 7/.286 3/.666 6/2.633 8/1.500 2/.500 7/.572 4/1.417 1/.000 630/455 .237/.294/.349/.643 .651/.640 .547 / 33/6 8/19
34.Ortiz* G/S/vP 11/.705 2/.000 19/.974 14/.445 4/1.250 8/.875 7/2.214 1/.000 667/457 .332/.445/.621/1.066 .852/1.171 1.005 / 3/1 35/0
15.Pedroia G/S/vP 5/.000 3/1.167 5/.400 4/.000 1/.000 5/.800 2/2.000 ··· 581/395 .317/.380/.442/.823 .870/.800 .729 / 7/1 8/6
24.Ramirez G/S/vP 7/2.071 1/.000 13/.808 13/1.058 3/2.000 3/.666 2/.000 2/.000 569/408 .296/.388/.493/.881 1.095/.801 .871 / 0/0 20/2
33.Varitek# G/S/vP 9/.730 2/1.000 9/.555 10/.200 4/.500 5/.200 5/.933 2/2.500 518/371 .255/.367/.421/.787 .801/.782 .781 / 1/2 17/6
20.Youkilis G/S/vP 10/.500 1/.000 4/.750 8/.375 1/.000 3/.333 3/.333 2/2.000 625/451 .288/.390/.453/.843 .815/.854 .889 / 4/2 16/3
IP 159.0 67.1 58.0 57.0 11.2 111.0 62.1 45.1 TOTAL /// / / /0
ERA-K/9 4.13/6.9 2.14/7.6 2.17/8.8 4.58/9.3 6.17/5.4 3.81/4.1 3.47/7.8 2.98/4.4 0.00/0.0

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Cash (9-2-0)
 Varitek (63-20-4)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 660/.249 275/.206 239/.223 242/.220 58/.380 478/.270 267/.215 174/.224  Ramirez
 Crisp
 Drew
 Ellsbury
120/0/0/8
0/144/0/7
0/4/133/3
22/16/1/0
OPS .754 .558 .592 .631 .968 .761 .611 .643
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 357/.821 137/.419 126/.548 113/.721 27/1.190 259/.863 106/.697 75/1.023
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 303/.675 138/.697 113/.639 129/.556 31/.766 219/.646 161/.555 99/.356
Home 336/.866 127/.495 131/.525 123/.623 28/1.055 202/.744 129/.481 93/.639
Last 28d days / / / / / / / /
HR/SB/CS 27/6/2 4/10/1 3/0/1 3/5/2 1/0/1 14/6/3 1/9/1 5/0/0 //
Usage ·X······ o·o····· ·X······ o·······

NOTE: Team stats shown are for the 2008 season. Player Stats for the 2007 season. We will switch to 2008 stats on May 1st.

Toronto Blue Jays Batters (3.00 RS/G) vs. Boston Red Sox Pitchers (2.75 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 49.Wakefield
G/S/vB
53.Aardsma
G/S/vB
61.Buchholz
G/S/vB
30.Corey
G/S/vB
17.Delcarmen
G/S/vB
48.Lopez*
G/S/vB
37.Okajima*
G/S/vB
58.Papelbon
G/S/vB
39.Snyder
G/S/vB
51.Tavarez
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
20.Barajas G/S/vP 17/.765 ··· ··· ··· 1/2.000 ··· ··· 2/1.000 2/2.000 ··· 147/106 .230/.352/.393/.745 .916/.685 .644 / 0/1 4/0
21.Coats* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 38/27 .206/.263/.324/.587 1.345/.273 .375 / 0/0 0/1
11.Eckstein G/S/vP 21/.596 2/2.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 484/339 .309/.356/.382/.739 .709/.752 .816 / 10/1 3/20
2.Hill G/S/vP 20/.718 1/2.000 2/.000 3/.666 7/.572 ··· 1/.000 8/.250 10/.311 14/.643 657/503 .291/.333/.459/.792 .916/.753 .836 / 4/3 17/14
6.McDonald G/S/vP 23/.625 ··· ··· 3/1.000 1/.000 ··· 2/.000 ··· 6/.833 12/.083 353/260 .251/.279/.333/.612 .818/.539 .624 / 7/2 1/9
17.Overbay* G/S/vP 11/.473 1/.000 ··· 2/.000 6/.833 5/.650 2/.000 6/.334 7/1.229 20/.956 476/361 .240/.315/.391/.706 .794/.676 .658 / 2/0 10/5
15.Rios G/S/vP 30/.766 1/5.000 2/.000 2/.000 5/.800 ··· 3/1.000 5/1.400 9/1.111 16/1.964 711/545 .297/.354/.498/.852 1.022/.802 .842 / 17/4 24/7
19.Scutaro G/S/vP 8/1.000 1/.000 ··· 2/1.000 1/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 5/1.100 2/2.000 379/282 .260/.332/.361/.693 .861/.637 .653 / 2/1 7/14
24.Stairs* G/S/vP 51/.864 ··· 3/.000 2/.000 1/.000 3/1.000 2/1.000 3/.333 ··· 5/.400 405/352 .289/.368/.549/.917 .818/.931 .918 / 2/1 21/6
23.Stewart G/S/vP 65/.770 3/.000 ··· 1/.000 2/1.500 ··· 1/.000 4/.250 5/.400 3/.666 630/444 .290/.345/.394/.739 .699/.756 .629 / 11/3 12/4
35.Thomas G/S/vP 56/.988 1/no AB 2/2.000 1/no AB 7/.286 1/.000 1/.000 2/.000 11/2.181 17/1.298 624/480 .277/.377/.480/.857 1.062/.796 .944 / 0/0 26/
10.Wells G/S/vP 51/.706 1/3.000 3/.333 5/.650 7/.572 1/no AB 3/2.334 9/.000 14/1.096 18/1.250 642/492 .245/.304/.402/.706 .835/.668 .700 / 10/4 16/3
9.Zaun# G/S/vP 23/.451 ··· 2/1.500 2/.000 4/.000 ··· 4/1.167 10/.929 4/.250 11/.300 391/304 .242/.341/.411/.752 .797/.739 .856 / 0/0 10/8
IP 189.0 32.1 22.2 9.1 44.0 40.2 69.0 58.1 54.1 134.2 TOTAL /// / / /2
ERA-K/9 4.76/5.2 6.40/10.0 1.59/8.7 1.93/5.8 2.05/8.4 3.10/5.7 2.22/8.2 1.85/13.0 3.81/6.8 5.15/5.1 0.00/0.0

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Barajas (12-7-1)
 Zaun (73-13-2)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 800/.264 151/.300 88/.184 32/.231 176/.183 174/.240 272/.202 224/.146 242/.223 604/.281  Rios
 Wells
 Stewart
 Stairs
 Coats
 Scutaro
0/22/147/11
0/148/0/5
139/6/0/4
43/0/17/3
5/2/5/2
6/0/4/0
OPS .753 .867 .508 .630 .564 .695 .561 .463 .716 .779
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 384/.716 59/.789 53/.603 15/.583 73/.578 93/.805 98/.648 126/.400 96/.654 303/.723
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 416/.786 92/.904 35/.362 17/.670 103/.555 81/.565 174/.512 98/.543 146/.757 301/.834
Road 406/.730 80/1.094 31/.582 11/.495 88/.461 82/.664 134/.483 105/.358 101/.719 324/.797
Last 28d days / / / / / / / / / /
HR/SB/CS 22/41/8 4/0/0 0/0/0 0/1/0 4/2/2 2/0/1 6/5/0 5/4/0 7/5/2 14/0/0 //
Usage ········ ·X······ ·o······ ········ ··o····· ··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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