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Game Preview: BOS @ TOR, 1:07pm, Sunday, August 24, 2008 @Rogers Centre

Boston Red Sox, 74-55, 2nd, 5½ GB, ½ up in WC

SP: Daisuke Matsuzaka (27, RHP, 15-2, 2.77)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. TOR Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (15-2)           126.2  97  42  39  77 109  8    2.77      
 2007 (15-12)          204.2 191 100 100  80 201 25    4.40      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         6-1  44.1  36  13  13  25  39  3    2.64   58 
 2008-08-19   @BAL   W   5     6   2   2   5   6  0     105   48 
 2008-08-14    TEX   W   7     6   0   0   5   5  0     111   65 
 2008-08-09   @CHW   W   8     4   1   1   3   4  0     106   71 
 2008-08-03    OAK   W   6     4   2   2   2   8  1     105   62 
 2008-07-28    LAA   L   5     7   6   6   2   3  2      91   30 
 2008-07-22   @SEA   W   7.1   5   2   2   3   6  0      99   63 
 2008-07-13    BAL   W   6     4   0   0   5   7  0     115   66 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.TOR      3-1  31.1  29  14  14  11  27  4    4.02   54 
 2008-04-30    TOR  ND   7     2   0   0   2   4  0     111   75 
 2007-09-03    TOR   W   5.1  10   7   7   1   3  1      98   22 
 2007-07-14    TOR   W   6     9   4   4   2   2  2     110   38 
 2007-05-09   @TOR   W   7     5   1   1   3   8  1     108   68 
 2007-04-17   @TOR   L   6     3   2   2   3  10  0     105   65 
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   43-18   Road:   31-37   ExtrInn: 6-2 
 vsRHP:  56-45   vsLHP:  18-10   1-Run:  15-19
 vsEast: 24-25   vsCntrl:19-8    vsWest: 20-15 IL:11-7 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
129 Sat, Aug 23  @TOR  L   0-11      74-55  2nd  5.5 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
 Last 10: 6-4    Last 20:13-7    Last 30:17-13
Toronto Blue Jays, 67-62, 4th, 12½ GB, 7 GB in WC

SP: A.J. Burnett (31, RHP, 16-9, 4.51)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. BOS Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (16-9)           171.2 172  92  86  70 178 17    4.51      
 2007 (10-8)           165.2 131  74  69  66 176 23    3.75      
 2006 (10-8)           135.2 138  67  60  39 118 14    3.98      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         6-1  44.2  43  17  16  13  52  6    3.22   58 
 2008-08-19    NYY   W   8     5   1   1   1  13  0     120   80 
 2008-08-12   @DET   W   6     8   4   4   1   6  3     106   45 
 2008-08-07    OAK   W   6     7   4   4   2   6  2     110   46 
 2008-08-02   @TEX   W   5.2   6   4   4   2   4  0     103   43 
 2008-07-28    TBR   W   7     6   1   0   4  10  0     110   69 
 2008-07-23   @BAL   W   5     6   1   1   0   7  0      77   58 
 2008-07-18   @TBR   L   7     5   2   2   3   6  1     104   62 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.BOS      4-0  36.1  26   9   8  13  34  4    1.98   65 
 2008-05-01   @BOS   W   7.2   3   0   0   5   5  0     112   73 
 2007-09-18    BOS   W   8.2   9   3   3   3  11  1     124   62 
 2006-09-23    BOS   W   7     6   2   1   3   8  1     111   64 
 2006-09-02   @BOS   W   9     3   1   1   1   5  0     115   81 
 2006-04-21    BOS  ND   4     5   3   3   1   5  2      78   44 
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   37-28   Road:   30-34   ExtrInn: 4-7 
 vsRHP:  53-42   vsLHP:  14-20   1-Run:  19-24
 vsEast: 24-22   vsCntrl:18-11   vsWest: 17-19 IL: 8-10

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
129 Sat, Aug 23   BOS  W  11-0       67-62  4th 12.5 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
 Last 10: 7-3    Last 20:13-7    Last 30:19-11
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Sat, Aug 23, 2008 TOR 11  BOS  0        W:Jesse Litsch (9-7), L: Jon Lester (12-5), S: none
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)
Season Series: 2008 - TOR leads 7-3; 2007 - Tied 9-9; 2006 - TOR won 12-7; All-Time - BOS leads 242-199

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

LAA  4.65

WSN  3.73

RA/G

TOR  3.91

SFG  4.62

TEX  6.09

BA

C. Jones  .360

M. Cabrera  .292

J. Towles  .143

OBP

A. Pujols  .462

C. Snyder  .365

T. Pena  .184

SLG

A. Pujols  .630

D. Ortiz  .480

T. Pena  .209

OPS

A. Pujols  1.092

D. Pedroia  .837

T. Pena  .393

ERA

C. Lee  2.43

J. Lannan  3.95

C. Silva  6.36

K/9IP

T. Lincecum  10.13

M. Garza  6.29

L. Hernandez  3.49

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Boston Red Sox Batters (5.15 RS/G) vs. Toronto Blue Jays Pitchers (3.91 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 34.Burnett
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
31.Parrish*
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 ··· ··· ··· 2/.000 ··· ··· ··· 17/8 .214/.353/.286/.639 .347/1.000 .489 9/.778 0/0 0/
44.Bay G/S/vP 6/1.500 2/.000 ··· 5/.000 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 1/no AB 550/425 .291/.376/.522/.898 .783/.930 .851 109/.833 10/0 26/
22.Casey* G/S/vP 25/1.252 1/.000 1/.000 1/no AB 3/1.666 1/.000 2/1.000 ··· 1/.000 182/151 .345/.407/.424/.831 .971/.801 .679 34/.682 1/0 0/
30.Cash G/S/vP 5/.400 2/.500 1/.000 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 1/no AB 4/.500 ··· 126/97 .219/.286/.333/.619 .928/.529 .656 18/.410 0/0 2/
13.Cora* G/S/vP 14/.000 6/.334 1/.000 ··· 3/1.333 ··· ··· 2/1.000 2/.000 109/95 .293/.398/.370/.768 .665/.784 .745 37/.820 0/0 0/
10.Crisp# G/S/vP 9/.000 14/1.044 1/.000 6/.334 7/1.000 1/no AB 1/no AB 5/.400 6/.900 323/245 .256/.316/.382/.699 .803/.664 .669 60/.728 15/5 6/
7.Drew* G/S/vP 20/.753 1/2.000 ··· 12/.666 1/2.000 ··· 1/.000 2/.000 4/.250 451/358 .280/.408/.522/.930 .937/.928 .927 77/.792 4/1 19/
46.Ellsbury* G/S/vP 4/.500 1/2.000 2/.500 2/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 2/.000 475/365 .267/.331/.365/.696 .676/.702 .660 77/.767 41/7 7/
12.Lowrie# G/S/vP 3/.000 2/2.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 3/1.667 1/.000 173/121 .302/.368/.463/.832 1.018/.749 .732 91/.921 0/0 1/
34.Ortiz* G/S/vP 12/1.000 7/1.571 1/.000 20/1.033 15/.498 5/1.000 10/1.000 18/.778 8/1.825 360/284 .260/.367/.480/.847 .672/.894 .695 106/.873 1/0 17/
15.Pedroia G/S/vP 12/.878 2/2.000 2/2.500 5/.400 5/.000 1/.000 ··· 2/.000 3/1.334 583/449 .318/.362/.475/.837 .930/.809 .843 111/.919 12/1 13/
33.Varitek# G/S/vP 9/.708 10/.775 ··· 10/.700 10/.200 4/.500 5/.900 17/.301 8/1.333 392/303 .221/.314/.369/.683 .803/.647 .671 79/.826 0/1 11/
20.Youkilis G/S/vP 14/.220 8/.536 ··· 4/.750 9/.333 2/.000 2/2.500 7/.143 4/.250 509/418 .319/.385/.572/.957 1.038/.940 .908 101/1.063 3/4 24/
IP 171.2 38.0 46.0 58.2 42.0 22.2 26.2 45.0 42.2 TOTAL .281/.358/.446/.805 .835/.796 .766 .843 96/26 141/71
ERA-K/9 4.51/9.3 4.03/7.3 2.15/9.0 1.38/8.0 4.07/8.8 1.99/5.6 4.05/5.1 2.80/8.6 2.95/8.2 3.62/7.4

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

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 752/.259 158/.255 185/.209 237/.205 180/.204 99/.210 109/.273 192/.229 182/.239 .246  Drew
 Bay
 Ellsbury
 Crisp
 Bailey
 Youkilis
0/1/104/6
125/0/0/5
54/53/22/3
0/92/0/3
3/0/1/0
0/0/2/0
OPS .746 .676 .660 .555 .652 .637 .774 .664 .677 .701
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 412/.795 60/.982 99/.580 97/.492 69/.812 44/.758 41/.877 60/.699 83/.659 .743
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 340/.687 98/.488 86/.754 140/.600 111/.554 55/.545 68/.712 132/.648 99/.694 .661
Home 366/.741 80/.630 78/.449 110/.492 99/.577 49/.598 89/.727 91/.473 111/.742 .668
Last 28d days 140/.760 40/.925 39/.529 41/.414 39/.499 40/.444 23/.691 45/.706 16/.779
HR/SB/CS 17/17/7 2/3/0 5/1/2 2/1/0 3/4/2 1/0/0 2/1/1 3/2/0 4/3/1 115/65/31
Usage ····X··· ·X····X· X··o··X· ··o····· ·X·X···· o·o···o· ········ X···o·X· ·X·X····
Toronto Blue Jays Batters (4.41 RS/G) vs. Boston Red Sox Pitchers (4.29 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 18.Matsuzaka
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 2/1.000 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 4/.500 1/.000 4/1.167 315/214 .253/.305/.419/.723 .581/.793 .685 83/.711 0/0 10/
23.Bautista G/S/vP ··· 2/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· 2/.000 ··· 369/272 .238/.320/.398/.718 .873/.667 .624 35/.430 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 32/.700 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 80/.836 8/1 2/
26.Lind* G/S/vP 9/.111 1/3.000 2/1.000 3/.666 1/.000 2/.000 2/.000 1/.000 2/1.000 224/158 .306/.341/.529/.870 .855/.875 .817 103/.861 1/0 9/
6.McDonald G/S/vP 8/.000 2/.000 1/.000 1/.000 1/2.000 3/.000 2/1.000 1/.000 3/.666 151/89 .231/.276/.306/.582 .645/.537 .529 76/.669 3/1 1/
36.Mench G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 3/.000 ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 1/2.000 4/.500 112/34 .235/.313/.357/.670 .721/.555 .892 29/.669 2/0 0/
17.Overbay* G/S/vP 15/.696 2/.500 9/.555 7/.762 ··· 5/.600 8/.250 1/2.000 6/.900 511/376 .271/.370/.410/.780 .589/.851 .739 103/.783 1/2 10/
15.Rios G/S/vP 16/.867 3/2.667 6/.667 2/2.000 2/3.000 5/1.150 6/1.167 2/1.500 10/1.378 548/415 .292/.338/.450/.787 .685/.821 .794 111/.875 30/8 10/
19.Scutaro G/S/vP ··· 3/.000 2/.000 ··· 2/.500 1/2.000 2/.000 2/4.500 7/.715 461/336 .266/.349/.352/.701 .689/.705 .723 103/.718 6/2 6/
24.Stairs* G/S/vP 6/1.467 ··· 1/.000 3/1.000 ··· 2/1.000 5/.650 ··· 15/.785 358/325 .248/.341/.395/.736 .679/.742 .737 59/.699 1/1 11/
10.Wells G/S/vP 15/.414 3/1.667 8/.500 2/.500 2/1.000 5/2.000 11/.000 2/3.500 20/.900 329/249 .289/.331/.462/.793 .888/.763 .866 52/.878 4/2 12/
9.Zaun# G/S/vP 10/.425 ··· 5/.000 ··· ··· 5/1.600 11/.830 ··· 13/.408 235/182 .226/.332/.347/.679 .615/.707 .786 20/.261 2/1 5/
IP 126.2 43.0 53.2 48.1 71.0 50.2 54.2 10.2 38.2 TOTAL .262/.335/.393/.728 .695/.740 .745 .739 75/26 93/65
ERA-K/9 2.77/7.7 4.19/9.6 4.36/8.5 2.98/5.4 3.30/7.2 2.84/8.0 1.81/10.4 5.06/8.4 5.12/5.3 4.02/7.3

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

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 544/.213 196/.241 230/.239 200/.260 296/.212 218/.233 210/.201 44/.237 177/.286 .250  Rios
 Wells
 Lind
 Mench
 Scutaro
 Inglett
 Stairs
0/56/69/13
0/74/0/5
54/0/0/2
18/0/12/1
3/0/0/1
18/1/12/0
9/0/6/0
OPS .649 .759 .677 .732 .680 .660 .520 .802 .814 .714
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 284/.739 82/.691 104/.630 102/.647 154/.795 89/.563 114/.536 22/.296 79/.970 .722
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 260/.555 114/.809 126/.716 98/.816 142/.561 129/.728 96/.501 22/1.304 98/.683 .708
Road 242/.522 92/.585 118/.741 84/.808 141/.620 110/.513 102/.634 20/1.340 95/.783 .695
Last 28d days 129/.709 25/1.681 49/.681 36/.598 55/.638 41/.626 38/.368 19/1.038 46/.776
HR/SB/CS 8/12/5 3/3/0 4/7/0 4/1/3 9/7/0 5/0/1 3/2/0 3/0/0 5/4/0 118/81/30
Usage ····X··· ···X··X· o···XX·· X··Xo··X ·X··X·o· ·X·X··X· ·o···Xo· X······· X··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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