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Game Preview: BOS @ TOR, 7:07pm, Friday, August 22, 2008 @Rogers Centre

Boston Red Sox, 73-54, 2nd, 4½ GB, tied for WC

SP: Paul Byrd (37, RHP, 7-11, 4.55)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. TOR Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (7-11)           138.1 156  74  70  24  56 25    4.55      
 2007 (15-8)           192.1 239 107  98  28  88 27    4.59      
 2006 (10-9)           179   232 120  97  38  88 26    4.88      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         4-2  47.2  52  17  17  11  21  4    3.21   52 
 2008-08-16    TOR   L   7.1  10   4   4   0   0  2      96   42 
 2008-08-09   @TOR   W   9     6   2   2   0   2  0      94   69 
 2008-08-02   @MIN   W   7     6   1   1   2   1  0      99   60 
 2008-07-28    DET   W   7.2   4   0   0   3   4  0     107   72 
 2008-07-21   @LAA   W   5.1   9   1   1   2   5  0      94   49 
 2008-07-09   @DET  ND   6     9   3   3   1   5  0      86   46 
 2008-07-04   @MIN   L   5.1   8   6   6   3   4  2      89   29 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.TOR      2-3  32.2  40  18  17   1   7  3    4.68   46 
 2008-08-16    TOR   L   7.1  10   4   4   0   0  2      96   42 
 2008-08-09   @TOR   W   9     6   2   2   0   2  0      94   69 
 2007-07-08   @TOR   L   8.1   4   1   1   0   2  0      96   73 
 2006-08-28    TOR   W   5    10   4   3   0   3  0      82   36 
 2005-07-26   @TOR   L   3    10   7   7   1   0  1      63   10 
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   43-18   Road:   30-36   ExtrInn: 6-2 
 vsRHP:  55-44   vsLHP:  18-10   1-Run:  15-19
 vsEast: 23-24   vsCntrl:19-8    vsWest: 20-15 IL:11-7 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
127 Wed, Aug 20  @BAL  L   6-11      73-54  2nd  4.5 gb
126 Tue, Aug 19  @BAL  W   7-2       73-53  2nd  4.5 gb
125 Mon, Aug 18  @BAL  W   6-3       72-53  2nd  4.5 gb
124 Sun, Aug 17   TOR  L   4-15      71-53  2nd  4.5 gb
123 Sat, Aug 16   TOR  L   1-4       71-52  2nd  3.5 gb
122 Thu, Aug 14   TEX  W  10-0       71-51  2nd  3.0 gb
121 Wed, Aug 13   TEX  W   8-4       70-51  2nd  3.0 gb
120 Tue, Aug 12   TEX  W  19-17      69-51  2nd  3.0 gb
119 Mon, Aug 11  @CHW  W   5-1       68-51  2nd  4.0 gb
118 Sun, Aug 10  @CHW  L   5-6       67-51  2nd  4.5 gb
 Last 10: 6-4    Last 20:12-8    Last 30:16-14
Toronto Blue Jays, 66-61, 4th, 11½ GB, 7 GB in WC

SP: Shaun Marcum (26, RHP, 8-5, 3.36)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. BOS Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (8-5)            131.1 109  52  49  41 107 20    3.36      
 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      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         3-2  38.2  43  25  24  15  27 11    5.59   45 
 2008-08-17   @BOS   W   5     5   1   1   4   4  1      95   53 
 2008-08-11   @DET   W   6     8   2   2   1   3  2      99   50 
 2008-08-06    OAK   W   7     3   1   1   2   7  1      89   72 
 2008-08-01   @TEX  ND   4.1   7   6   6   1   2  1      81   26 
 2008-07-27    SEA   L   5.2   6   4   4   3   2  1      94   40 
 2008-07-22   @BAL  ND   4.2   8   7   6   3   3  3      77   22 
 2008-06-18   @MIL   L   6     6   4   4   1   6  2     103   49 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.BOS      4-0  31    22  11   9  10  30  3    2.61   60 
 2008-08-17   @BOS   W   5     5   1   1   4   4  1      95   53 
 2008-04-04    BOS   W   7     3   3   3   1   8  1      87   66 
 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:   36-27   Road:   30-34   ExtrInn: 4-7 
 vsRHP:  53-41   vsLHP:  13-20   1-Run:  19-24
 vsEast: 23-21   vsCntrl:18-11   vsWest: 17-19 IL: 8-10

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
127 Thu, Aug 21   NYY  W  14-3       66-61  4th 11.5 gb
126 Wed, Aug 20   NYY  L   1-5       65-61  4th 12.0 gb
125 Tue, Aug 19   NYY  W   2-1       65-60  4th 12.0 gb
124 Sun, Aug 17  @BOS  W  15-4       64-60  4th 11.5 gb
123 Sat, Aug 16  @BOS  W   4-1       63-60  4th 11.5 gb
122 Thu, Aug 14  @DET  L   1-5       62-60  4th 12.0 gb
121 Wed, Aug 13  @DET  W   4-3       62-59  4th 11.0 gb
120 Tue, Aug 12  @DET  W   6-4       61-59  4th 11.0 gb
119 Mon, Aug 11  @DET  W   7-2       60-59  4th 12.0 gb
118 Sun, Aug 10   CLE  L   0-4       59-59  4th 12.5 gb
 Last 10: 7-3    Last 20:12-8    Last 30:19-11
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Sun, Aug 17, 2008 TOR 15 @BOS  4        W:Shaun Marcum (8-5), L: Josh Beckett (11-9), S: none
Sat, Aug 16, 2008 TOR  4 @BOS  1        W:Roy Halladay (14-9), L: Paul Byrd (7-11), S: none
Thu, May 01, 2008 TOR  3 @BOS  0        W:A.J. Burnett (3-2), L: Tim Wakefield (2-1), S: B.J. Ryan (3)
Wed, Apr 30, 2008 BOS  2  TOR  1        W:Jonathan Papelbon (2-0), L: Scott Downs (0-1), S: none
Tue, Apr 29, 2008 BOS  1  TOR  0        W:Jonathan Papelbon (1-0), L: Roy Halladay (2-4), S: none
Sun, Apr 06, 2008 TOR  7  BOS  4        W:Roy Halladay (1-1), L: Josh Beckett (0-1), S: Jeremy Accardo (3)
Sat, Apr 05, 2008 TOR 10  BOS  2        W:Jesse Litsch (1-0), L: Clay Buchholz (0-1), S: none
Fri, Apr 04, 2008 TOR  6  BOS  3        W:Shaun Marcum (1-0), L: David Aardsma (0-1), S: Jeremy Accardo (2)

Wed, Sep 19, 2007 TOR  6  BOS  1        W:Jesse Litsch (6-9), L: Clay Buchholz (3-1), S: Jeremy Accardo (28)
Tue, Sep 18, 2007 TOR  4  BOS  3        W:A.J. Burnett (9-7), L: Eric Gagne (3-2), S: Scott Downs (1)
Season Series: 2008 - TOR leads 6-2; 2007 - Tied 9-9; 2006 - TOR won 12-7; All-Time - BOS leads 241-198

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  5.58

ARI  4.65

WSN  3.67

RA/G

TOR  3.91

MIN  4.57

TEX  6.07

BA

C. Jones  .360

M. Cabrera  .291

J. Towles  .143

OBP

C. Jones  .462

R. Winn  .365

T. Pena  .184

SLG

A. Pujols  .613

J. Lowrie  .482

T. Pena  .209

OPS

A. Pujols  1.069

D. Pedroia  .834

T. Pena  .393

ERA

C. Lee  2.43

O. Perez  3.93

C. Silva  6.36

K/9IP

T. Lincecum  10.18

D. Lowe  6.48

L. Hernandez  3.46

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Boston Red Sox Batters (5.17 RS/G) vs. Toronto Blue Jays Pitchers (3.91 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 28.Marcum
G/S/vB
57.Camp
G/S/vB
39.Carlson*
G/S/vB
37.Downs*
G/S/vB
54.Frasor
G/S/vB
22.League
G/S/vB
52.Ryan*
G/S/vB
56.Tallet*
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
55.Bailey G/S/vP 1/.000 1/3.000 ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 16/7 .231/.375/.308/.683 .347/1.171 .543 8/.875 0/0 0/
44.Bay G/S/vP 2/.500 1/.000 ··· 5/.000 ··· 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 542/418 .293/.378/.528/.906 .778/.942 .865 107/.849 10/0 26/
22.Casey* G/S/vP 2/.000 1/.000 1/.000 1/no AB 3/1.666 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 182/151 .345/.407/.424/.831 .971/.801 .679 34/.682 1/0 0/
30.Cash G/S/vP 2/1.500 2/.500 1/.000 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 3/.666 ··· 125/97 .221/.288/.336/.624 .964/.529 .669 21/.449 0/0 2/
13.Cora* G/S/vP 7/.572 5/.400 ··· ··· 3/1.333 ··· 1/2.000 1/.000 101/90 .291/.390/.360/.750 .855/.737 .714 29/.774 0/0 0/
10.Crisp# G/S/vP 7/.334 13/.968 ··· 6/.334 7/1.000 1/no AB 4/.500 5/.650 315/240 .252/.312/.381/.693 .809/.655 .657 59/.644 14/5 6/
7.Drew* G/S/vP 11/1.031 1/2.000 ··· 12/.666 1/2.000 ··· 2/.000 4/.250 451/358 .280/.408/.522/.930 .937/.928 .927 85/.781 4/1 19/
46.Ellsbury* G/S/vP 8/.679 ··· 1/.000 2/.000 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 1/.000 466/358 .267/.330/.368/.698 .677/.704 .663 72/.745 41/7 7/
12.Lowrie# G/S/vP 2/2.000 1/4.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 2/1.500 ··· 164/114 .312/.377/.482/.859 1.019/.787 .774 89/.962 0/0 1/
34.Ortiz* G/S/vP 17/.579 6/1.917 1/.000 20/1.033 14/.445 4/1.250 18/.778 7/2.214 351/276 .267/.373/.493/.866 .682/.917 .724 105/.931 1/0 17/
15.Pedroia G/S/vP 11/.000 1/2.000 1/5.000 5/.400 4/.000 1/.000 2/.000 3/1.334 574/441 .319/.363/.471/.834 .937/.803 .838 111/.866 12/1 12/
33.Varitek# G/S/vP 11/.788 8/.804 ··· 10/.700 10/.200 4/.500 17/.301 7/.629 384/296 .218/.307/.360/.667 .750/.643 .643 74/.719 0/1 10/
20.Youkilis G/S/vP 15/.667 7/.619 ··· 4/.750 8/.375 1/.000 7/.143 3/.333 500/410 .321/.388/.577/.965 1.051/.947 .922 101/1.090 3/4 24/
IP 131.1 36.0 45.0 58.2 40.2 21.2 44.0 40.2 TOTAL .282/.359/.448/.807 .837/.798 .769 .830 95/26 139/70
ERA-K/9 3.36/7.3 3.75/7.5 2.20/9.2 1.38/8.0 4.20/8.4 2.08/5.0 2.86/8.4 2.88/8.2 3.61/7.4

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Cash (33-15-12)
 Varitek (47-15-2)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 546/.221 148/.250 181/.213 237/.205 175/.209 96/.218 188/.228 174/.237 .246  Drew
 Bay
 Ellsbury
 Crisp
 Bailey
 Youkilis
0/1/104/6
123/0/0/5
54/53/20/3
0/90/0/3
2/0/1/0
0/0/2/0
OPS .685 .672 .668 .555 .665 .659 .667 .659 .701
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 266/.726 53/1.008 97/.578 97/.492 67/.817 43/.778 59/.712 80/.685 .746
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 280/.647 95/.483 84/.773 140/.600 108/.571 53/.567 129/.648 94/.637 .659
Home 302/.558 70/.615 74/.459 110/.492 94/.596 46/.641 87/.471 103/.716 .668
Last 28d days 119/.849 37/.833 40/.569 45/.447 39/.576 43/.412 45/.706 8/.500
HR/SB/CS 20/4/1 2/3/0 5/1/2 2/1/0 3/4/2 1/0/0 3/2/0 3/2/1 113/64/31
Usage ····X··· ····X··o ·o··X··o o······· ·X·····X o···o··· ··o·X··· ·X······
Toronto Blue Jays Batters (4.36 RS/G) vs. Boston Red Sox Pitchers (4.24 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 36.Byrd
G/S/vB
53.Aardsma
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/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
20.Barajas G/S/vP 11/.664 3/.000 1/2.000 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 4/.500 3/1.000 310/211 .255/.303/.423/.726 .579/.798 .690 82/.710 0/0 10/
11.Eckstein G/S/vP 4/.833 3/2.000 1/2.000 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· 5/1.350 293/203 .274/.353/.357/.710 .858/.641 .648 37/.677 2/1 1/
1.Inglett* G/S/vP 8/1.625 1/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· 1/2.000 1/.000 2/1.000 276/250 .308/.363/.429/.792 .756/.795 .941 86/.877 7/1 2/
26.Lind* G/S/vP 7/.714 1/3.000 2/1.000 2/1.000 1/.000 1/.000 2/.000 1/.000 215/153 .303/.336/.535/.872 .855/.878 .817 103/.872 1/0 9/
6.McDonald G/S/vP 16/.250 2/.000 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 3/.000 1/.000 2/1.000 143/83 .222/.270/.302/.572 .633/.527 .506 69/.649 3/1 1/
36.Mench G/S/vP 6/.666 1/.000 2/.000 ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 3/.666 107/31 .215/.299/.323/.622 .654/.544 .803 24/.469 2/0 0/
17.Overbay* G/S/vP 10/1.100 2/.500 8/.625 7/.762 ··· 4/.750 8/.250 5/1.100 502/370 .267/.369/.400/.768 .579/.839 .713 103/.715 1/2 9/
15.Rios G/S/vP 15/.800 3/2.667 6/.667 1/2.000 1/3.000 5/1.150 6/1.167 10/1.378 539/409 .289/.334/.441/.775 .669/.809 .769 111/.862 30/8 9/
19.Scutaro G/S/vP 17/.669 3/.000 2/.000 ··· 1/.000 1/2.000 2/.000 6/.833 452/329 .268/.350/.347/.697 .689/.699 .714 99/.710 6/2 5/
24.Stairs* G/S/vP 22/.454 ··· 1/.000 3/1.000 ··· 2/1.000 5/.650 15/.785 355/322 .248/.338/.397/.735 .679/.740 .734 64/.873 1/1 11/
10.Wells G/S/vP 19/.579 3/1.667 8/.500 1/no AB 1/2.000 5/2.000 11/.000 20/.900 320/243 .284/.328/.442/.770 .827/.752 .825 43/.720 4/2 10/
35.Wilkerson* G/S/vP 21/.777 1/4.000 3/.000 7/.857 ··· 4/.250 5/.000 3/.000 296/246 .219/.312/.319/.630 .579/.640 .632 56/.524 3/5 3/
9.Zaun# G/S/vP 12/.334 ··· 5/.000 ··· ··· 5/1.600 10/.929 13/.408 231/178 .231/.338/.354/.692 .615/.724 .816 21/.501 2/1 5/
IP 138.1 43.0 52.2 47.1 70.0 49.2 53.2 37.1 TOTAL .261/.334/.390/.724 .685/.737 .736 .734 74/26 88/65
ERA-K/9 4.55/3.6 4.19/9.6 4.44/8.5 3.04/5.5 3.34/7.3 2.90/8.0 1.84/10.4 5.30/5.3 3.96/7.3

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Barajas (32-20-2)
 Zaun (31-11-3)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 584/.285 196/.241 227/.242 196/.260 291/.210 215/.237 207/.199 171/.289 .249  Rios
 Wells
 Wilkerson
 Lind
 Scutaro
 Mench
 Inglett
 Stairs
0/56/67/13
0/72/0/5
22/3/64/4
52/0/0/2
3/0/0/1
18/0/12/1
18/1/12/0
9/0/6/0
OPS .791 .759 .686 .737 .675 .670 .517 .823 .709
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 309/.902 82/.691 103/.637 101/.654 153/.800 87/.577 112/.546 77/.970 .719
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 275/.670 114/.809 124/.729 95/.821 138/.543 128/.735 95/.485 94/.700 .701
Road 355/.845 92/.585 115/.762 80/.824 136/.609 107/.528 99/.633 89/.800 .685
Last 28d days 122/.607 25/1.681 47/.713 37/.559 53/.708 42/.610 35/.343 45/.761
HR/SB/CS 25/3/5 3/3/0 4/7/0 4/1/3 9/7/0 5/0/1 3/2/0 5/4/0 113/80/30
Usage ·····X·· ·X··X··· ··XX···o ·Xo··X·· ··X·o··· ·X··X··· ···Xo··· ·X··X··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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