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Game Preview: BOS @ TOR, 1:07pm, Saturday, August 23, 2008 @Rogers Centre

Boston Red Sox, 74-54, 2nd, 4½ GB, ½ up in WC

SP: Jon Lester (24, LHP, 12-4, 3.17)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. TOR Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (12-4)           167.2 163  62  59  51 114 12    3.17      
 2007 (4-0)             63    61  33  32  31  50 10    4.57      
 2006 (7-2)             81.1  91  43  43  43  60  7    4.76      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         5-1  50    50  17  17  10  38  3    3.06   57 
 2008-08-18   @BAL   W   7     4   1   1   1   5  1     103   69 
 2008-08-13    TEX   W   7.1   7   3   3   1   6  1     108   57 
 2008-08-08   @CHW   L   7     6   4   4   3   2  0      95   48 
 2008-08-02    OAK   W   7     7   2   2   1   5  1     100   59 
 2008-07-27    NYY   W   7     9   2   2   1   8  0     113   58 
 2008-07-21   @SEA   W   7.1   8   0   0   0   6  0     103   68 
 2008-07-08    MIN  ND   7.1   9   5   5   3   6  0     117   43 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.TOR      0-0  14.2   4   1   1   8  11  0    0.61   74 
 2008-04-29    TOR  ND   8     1   0   0   4   6  0      97   82 
 2007-09-18   @TOR  ND   6.2   3   1   1   4   5  0     108   65 
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   43-18   Road:   31-36   ExtrInn: 6-2 
 vsRHP:  56-44   vsLHP:  18-10   1-Run:  15-19
 vsEast: 24-24   vsCntrl:19-8    vsWest: 20-15 IL:11-7 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
128 Fri, Aug 22  @TOR  W   8-4       74-54  2nd  4.5 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
 Last 10: 7-3    Last 20:13-7    Last 30:17-13
Toronto Blue Jays, 66-62, 4th, 12½ GB, 8 GB in WC

SP: Jesse Litsch (23, RHP, 8-7, 4.20)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. BOS Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (8-7)            122   138  65  57  21  62 17    4.20      
 2007 (7-9)            111   116  56  47  36  50 14    3.81      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         1-4  39.1  44  30  23   8  18  6    5.26   44 
 2008-08-14   @DET  ND   7     4   0   0   2   3  0     111   70 
 2008-07-21   @BAL   L   4.2   7   6   6   2   1  1      80   25 
 2008-07-12    NYY   L   2.2   7   8   3   1   3  1      80   24 
 2008-07-06   @LAA   L   5.1   8   6   6   1   2  1      94   29 
 2008-07-01   @SEA  ND   5.2  10   3   1   0   1  0      92   42 
 2008-06-26    CIN   W   8     3   1   1   1   6  0     114   77 
 2008-06-21   @PIT   L   6     5   6   6   1   2  3      80   39 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.BOS      3-1  21.2  23  11  11   9   7  2    4.57   46 
 2008-04-05    BOS   W   5     5   2   2   3   2  0      83   48 
 2007-09-19    BOS   W   6.2   2   1   1   4   1  1      95   63 
 2007-09-03   @BOS   L   3.1   7   7   7   1   2  1      66   19 
 2007-07-15   @BOS   W   6.2   9   1   1   1   2  0      94   53 
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   36-28   Road:   30-34   ExtrInn: 4-7 
 vsRHP:  53-42   vsLHP:  13-20   1-Run:  19-24
 vsEast: 23-22   vsCntrl:18-11   vsWest: 17-19 IL: 8-10

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
128 Fri, Aug 22   BOS  L   4-8       66-62  4th 12.5 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
 Last 10: 7-3    Last 20:12-8    Last 30:18-12
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Fri, Aug 22, 2008 BOS  8 @TOR  4        W:Paul Byrd (8-11), L: Shaun Marcum (8-6), S: none
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)
Season Series: 2008 - TOR leads 6-3; 2007 - Tied 9-9; 2006 - TOR won 12-7; All-Time - BOS leads 242-198

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  5.57

FLA  4.64

WSN  3.74

RA/G

TOR  3.94

SFG  4.63

TEX  6.08

BA

C. Jones  .359

J. Bay  .292

J. Towles  .143

OBP

A. Pujols  .461

J. Inglett  .367

T. Pena  .184

SLG

A. Pujols  .618

M. Reynolds  .481

T. Pena  .209

OPS

A. Pujols  1.079

J. Gerut  .838

T. Pena  .393

ERA

C. Lee  2.43

K. Lohse  3.94

C. Silva  6.36

K/9IP

T. Lincecum  10.13

J. Jurrjens  6.45

L. Hernandez  3.49

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Boston Red Sox Batters (5.19 RS/G) vs. Toronto Blue Jays Pitchers (3.94 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 51.Litsch
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 ··· 1/3.000 ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 16/7 .231/.375/.308/.683 .347/1.171 .543 8/.875 0/0 0/
44.Bay G/S/vP 3/1.666 2/.000 ··· 5/.000 1/.000 1/.000 1/.000 1/no AB 547/422 .292/.378/.525/.904 .783/.938 .861 108/.841 10/0 26/
22.Casey* G/S/vP 2/1.000 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/.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 3/1.000 6/.334 ··· ··· 3/1.333 ··· 1/2.000 2/.000 105/93 .292/.394/.360/.754 .780/.750 .721 33/.781 0/0 0/
10.Crisp# G/S/vP 7/.286 14/1.044 ··· 6/.334 7/1.000 1/no AB 4/.500 6/.900 319/243 .259/.317/.387/.704 .825/.664 .678 60/.704 15/5 6/
7.Drew* G/S/vP 7/1.286 1/2.000 ··· 12/.666 1/2.000 ··· 2/.000 4/.250 451/358 .280/.408/.522/.930 .937/.928 .927 81/.826 4/1 19/
46.Ellsbury* G/S/vP 5/1.100 1/2.000 1/.000 2/.000 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 2/.000 471/362 .267/.329/.366/.695 .670/.702 .657 73/.763 41/7 7/
12.Lowrie# G/S/vP ··· 2/2.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 2/1.500 1/.000 169/118 .303/.371/.469/.840 .998/.770 .743 91/.932 0/0 1/
34.Ortiz* G/S/vP 11/.739 7/1.571 1/.000 20/1.033 15/.498 4/1.250 18/.778 8/1.825 356/280 .263/.371/.487/.857 .672/.908 .711 106/.915 1/0 17/
15.Pedroia G/S/vP 8/.750 2/2.000 1/5.000 5/.400 5/.000 1/.000 2/.000 3/1.334 579/446 .320/.363/.477/.840 .937/.811 .849 112/.911 12/1 13/
33.Varitek# G/S/vP 7/.286 10/.775 ··· 10/.700 10/.200 4/.500 17/.301 8/1.333 389/300 .222/.314/.371/.685 .803/.650 .675 76/.842 0/1 11/
20.Youkilis G/S/vP 3/.333 8/.536 ··· 4/.750 9/.333 1/.000 7/.143 4/.250 505/414 .320/.386/.575/.961 1.038/.945 .915 102/1.089 3/4 24/
IP 122.0 38.0 45.0 58.2 42.0 21.2 44.0 42.2 TOTAL .282/.359/.448/.807 .839/.799 .771 .848 96/26 141/70
ERA-K/9 4.20/4.6 4.03/7.3 2.20/9.2 1.38/8.0 4.07/8.8 2.08/5.0 2.86/8.4 2.95/8.2 3.65/7.4

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Cash (33-15-12)
 Varitek (48-15-2)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 518/.283 158/.255 181/.213 237/.205 180/.204 96/.218 188/.228 182/.239 .247  Drew
 Bay
 Ellsbury
 Crisp
 Bailey
 Youkilis
0/1/104/6
124/0/0/5
54/53/21/3
0/91/0/3
2/0/1/0
0/0/2/0
OPS .766 .676 .668 .555 .652 .659 .667 .677 .703
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 273/.763 60/.982 97/.578 97/.492 69/.812 43/.778 59/.712 83/.659 .745
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 245/.769 98/.488 84/.773 140/.600 111/.554 53/.567 129/.648 99/.694 .663
Home 234/.711 80/.630 74/.459 110/.492 99/.577 46/.641 87/.471 111/.742 .672
Last 28d days 27/.426 40/.925 35/.557 45/.447 44/.536 40/.444 41/.727 16/.779
HR/SB/CS 17/2/6 2/3/0 5/1/2 2/1/0 3/4/2 1/0/0 3/2/0 4/3/1 115/65/31
Usage ········ X····X·· ··o··X·· ·o······ X·X····· ·o···o·· ···o·X·· 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 31.Lester*
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
59.Smith
G/S/vB
50.Timlin
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
20.Barajas G/S/vP ··· 3/.000 1/2.000 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 4/.500 ··· 3/1.000 310/211 .255/.303/.423/.726 .579/.798 .690 78/.722 0/0 10/
23.Bautista G/S/vP ··· 2/.000 ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 364/270 .241/.324/.403/.727 .898/.672 .641 33/.686 1/1 12/
11.Eckstein G/S/vP 3/.000 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 ··· 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 1/2.000 2/.000 ··· 2/1.000 281/255 .311/.367/.430/.798 .756/.801 .947 85/.902 8/1 2/
26.Lind* G/S/vP 3/.000 1/3.000 2/1.000 2/1.000 1/.000 2/.000 2/.000 ··· 1/.000 219/156 .302/.335/.530/.865 .840/.874 .805 102/.849 1/0 9/
6.McDonald G/S/vP ··· 2/.000 1/.000 1/.000 1/2.000 3/.000 2/1.000 ··· 2/1.000 147/87 .231/.277/.308/.584 .633/.551 .530 72/.679 3/1 1/
36.Mench G/S/vP 3/1.167 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 3/1.167 2/.500 8/.625 7/.762 ··· 5/.600 8/.250 ··· 5/1.100 506/373 .269/.370/.407/.777 .574/.853 .733 102/.752 1/2 10/
15.Rios G/S/vP 6/.733 3/2.667 6/.667 1/2.000 2/3.000 5/1.150 6/1.167 ··· 10/1.378 543/413 .289/.335/.446/.781 .669/.817 .782 110/.933 30/8 10/
19.Scutaro G/S/vP ··· 3/.000 2/.000 ··· 2/.500 1/2.000 2/.000 ··· 6/.833 456/333 .266/.349/.344/.693 .689/.694 .707 98/.682 6/2 5/
24.Stairs* G/S/vP 3/.333 ··· 1/.000 3/1.000 ··· 2/1.000 5/.650 ··· 15/.785 358/325 .248/.341/.395/.736 .679/.742 .737 63/.758 1/1 11/
10.Wells G/S/vP 6/.333 3/1.667 8/.500 1/no AB 2/1.000 5/2.000 11/.000 ··· 20/.900 324/247 .280/.324/.436/.760 .827/.739 .805 47/.655 4/2 10/
9.Zaun# G/S/vP 6/.533 ··· 5/.000 ··· ··· 5/1.600 11/.830 ··· 13/.408 235/182 .226/.332/.347/.679 .615/.707 .786 24/.348 2/1 5/
IP 167.2 43.0 52.2 47.1 71.0 50.2 54.2 8.1 37.1 TOTAL .261/.334/.390/.724 .683/.738 .736 .731 75/26 90/65
ERA-K/9 3.17/6.1 4.19/9.6 4.44/8.5 3.04/5.5 3.30/7.2 2.84/8.0 1.81/10.4 2.16/7.6 5.30/5.3 3.96/7.3

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

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 693/.258 196/.241 227/.242 196/.260 296/.212 218/.233 210/.201 31/.115 171/.289 .249  Rios
 Wells
 Lind
 Scutaro
 Mench
 Inglett
 Stairs
0/56/68/13
0/73/0/5
53/0/0/2
3/0/0/1
18/0/12/1
18/1/12/0
9/0/6/0
OPS .688 .759 .686 .737 .680 .660 .520 .464 .823 .710
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 208/.572 82/.691 103/.637 101/.654 154/.795 89/.563 114/.536 20/.217 77/.970 .720
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 485/.738 114/.809 124/.729 95/.821 142/.561 129/.728 96/.501 11/.919 94/.700 .701
Road 328/.684 92/.585 115/.762 80/.824 141/.620 110/.513 102/.634 7/.500 89/.800 .686
Last 28d days 142/.654 25/1.681 46/.729 36/.576 58/.731 41/.626 38/.368 6/.000 45/.761
HR/SB/CS 12/6/4 3/3/0 4/7/0 4/1/3 9/7/0 5/0/1 3/2/0 1/0/0 5/4/0 115/81/30
Usage ····X··· ··X··X·· ···XX··· ··Xo··X· X··X·o·· X·X··X·· o···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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