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Game Preview: BOS @ LAA, 3:35pm, Thursday, May 14, 2009 @Angel Stadium

RedSox, 21-13, 2nd, 1 GB

SP: Brad Penny (31, RHP, 3-1, 6.90)

2009 Gamelogs / 2009 Splits / vs. ANA Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2009 (3-1) 30.0 38 27 23 15 16 5 6.90
2008 (6-9) 94.2 112 68 66 42 51 13 6.27
2007 (16-4) 208.0 199 75 70 73 135 9 3.03
Last 7 GS 3-1 33.0 44 33 29 17 20 8 7.91 37
2009-05-08 TBR W 6.1 8 3 3 2 2 0 91 45
2009-05-03 @TBR L 6.0 6 3 3 2 8 0 110 54
2009-04-28 @CLE ND 2.2 7 7 4 3 1 1 89 20
2009-04-22 MIN W 6.0 6 3 2 1 2 1 89 51
2009-04-17 BAL ND 3.0 6 8 8 5 1 1 85 11
2009-04-11 @LAA W 6.0 5 3 3 2 2 2 86 50
2008-08-13 PHI ND 3.0 6 6 6 2 4 3 69 25
Has never faced ANA.
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   13-4    Road:    8-9    ExtrInn: 2-1 
 vsRHP:  14-9    vsLHP:   7-4    1-Run:   6-4 
 vsEast: 13-6    vsCntrl: 5-2    vsWest:  3-5  IL: 0-0 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 34 Wed, May 13  @LAA  L   4-8       21-13  2nd  1.0 gb
 33 Tue, May 12  @LAA  W   4-3       21-12  2nd  1.0 gb
 32 Sun, May 10   TBR  W   4-3       20-12  2nd  1.0 gb
 31 Sat, May  9   TBR  L   5-14      19-12  2nd  1.0 gb
 30 Fri, May  8   TBR  W   7-3       19-11  1st    Tied
 29 Thu, May  7   CLE  W  13-3       18-11  2nd  1.0 gb
 28 Wed, May  6   CLE  L   2-9       17-11  2nd  2.0 gb
 27 Tue, May  5  @NYY  W   7-3       17-10  2nd  1.0 gb
 26 Mon, May  4  @NYY  W   6-4       16-10  2nd  1.0 gb
 25 Sun, May  3  @TBR  L   3-5       15-10  2nd  2.0 gb
 Last 10: 6-4    Last 20:13-7    Last 30:20-10
Angels, 17-15, 2nd, 1½ GB

SP: Ervin Santana (26, RHP, 0-0, undef)

2009 Gamelogs / 2009 Splits / vs. BOS Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2008 (16-7) 219.0 198 89 85 47 214 23 3.49
2007 (7-14) 150.0 174 103 96 58 126 26 5.76
2006 (16-8) 204.0 181 106 97 70 141 21 4.28
Last 7 GS 3-2 49.1 49 22 21 5 48 6 3.83 57
2008-09-27 TEX L 5.2 10 8 8 1 5 2 106 21
2008-09-22 @SEA W 8.0 5 1 1 0 9 0 98 77
2008-09-14 SEA ND 7.0 6 2 2 1 3 0 91 59
2008-09-09 NYY L 6.1 8 6 5 1 6 2 106 40
2008-09-04 @DET W 7.1 6 1 1 1 8 1 112 69
2008-08-29 TEX W 8.0 5 1 1 1 7 0 108 74
2008-08-24 MIN ND 7.0 9 3 3 0 10 1 105 57
Last 5 v.BOS 1-2 22.0 21 16 14 7 18 2 5.73 46
2007-08-17 @BOS ND 6.1 4 1 1 0 5 0 100 66
2007-04-16 @BOS L 4.0 7 7 5 3 4 1 78 25
2005-09-07 @BOS L 4.0 5 6 6 4 4 1 84 28
2005-08-20 BOS W 7.2 5 2 2 0 5 0 111 66
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   11-8    Road:    6-7    ExtrInn: 0-1 
 vsRHP:  12-10   vsLHP:   5-5    1-Run:   5-5 
 vsEast:  7-5    vsCntrl: 5-4    vsWest:  5-6  IL: 0-0 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 32 Wed, May 13   BOS  W   8-4       17-15  2nd  1.5 gb
 31 Tue, May 12   BOS  L   3-4       16-15  2nd  1.5 gb
 30 Sun, May 10   KCR  W   4-3       16-14  2nd  0.5 gb
 29 Sat, May  9   KCR  W   1-0       15-14  2nd  0.5 gb
 28 Fri, May  8   KCR  W   4-1       14-14  2nd  1.5 gb
 27 Thu, May  7   TOR  W   6-1       13-14  3rd  1.5 gb
 26 Wed, May  6   TOR  L   1-13      12-14  3rd  2.5 gb
 25 Tue, May  5  @OAK  W   5-3       12-13  3rd  2.0 gb
 24 Mon, May  4  @OAK  W   5-2       11-13  3rd  3.0 gb
 23 Sat, May  2  @NYY  W   8-4       10-13  3rd  3.5 gb
 Last 10: 8-2    Last 20:13-7    Last 30:16-14
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Wed, May 13, 2009 LAA  8  BOS  4        W:Matt Palmer (4-0), L: Tim Wakefield (4-2), S: none
Tue, May 12, 2009 BOS  4 @LAA  3        W:Ramon Ramirez (4-0), L: Scot Shields (1-3), S: Jonathan Papelbon (9)
Sun, Apr 12, 2009 LAA  5  BOS  4        W:Dustin Moseley (1-0), L: Josh Beckett (1-1), S: Brian Fuentes (2)
Sat, Apr 11, 2009 BOS  5 @LAA  4        W:Brad Penny (1-0), L: Joe Saunders (1-1), S: Jonathan Papelbon (2)
Fri, Apr 10, 2009 LAA  6  BOS  3        W:Jered Weaver (1-0), L: Tim Wakefield (0-1), S: Scot Shields (1)

Wed, Jul 30, 2008 LAA  9 @BOS  2        W:Joe Saunders (14-5), L: Josh Beckett (9-8), S: none
Tue, Jul 29, 2008 LAA  6 @BOS  2        W:John Lackey (9-2), L: Clay Buchholz (2-6), S: none
Mon, Jul 28, 2008 LAA  7 @BOS  5        W:Jered Weaver (9-8), L: Daisuke Matsuzaka (11-2), S: Francisco Rodriguez (44)
Sun, Jul 20, 2008 LAA  5  BOS  3        W:Darren Oliver (3-1), L: Tim Wakefield (6-7), S: Francisco Rodriguez (40)
Sat, Jul 19, 2008 LAA  4  BOS  2        W:Jose Arredondo (4-0), L: Josh Beckett (9-6), S: Francisco Rodriguez (39)
Season Series: 2009 - LAA leads 3-2; 2008 - LAA won 8-1; 2007 - BOS won 6-4; All-Time - BOS leads 310-275

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 2009 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

TOR  5.86

LAA  4.97

ARI  3.69

RA/G

LAD  3.83

ARI  4.80

WSN  6.12

BA

  

  

  

OBP

  

  

  

SLG

  

  

  

OPS

  

  

  

ERA

Z. Greinke  .51

N. Blackburn  4.32

J. Moyer  8.15

K/9IP

T. Lincecum  11.78

J. Weaver  6.60

M. Pelfrey  2.31

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RedSox Batters (5.68 RS/G) vs. Angels Pitchers (4.94 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS
G/S/vB
66.Arredondo
G/S/vB
52.Bulger
G/S/vB
40.Fuentes*
G/S/vB
68.Loux
G/S/vB
38.Oliver*
G/S/vB
59.Rodriguez
G/S/vB
62.Shields
G/S/vB
33.Speier
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
55.Bailey G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 48/36 .175/.313/.350/.663 1.200/.483 .248 48/.663 0/0 1/2
5.Baldelli G/S/vP 7/.786 ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/2.000 ··· 4/.500 5/.000 23/4 .273/.304/.409/.713 .868/.000 .661 11/.818 0/0 1/0
44.Bay G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 8/.250 ··· 2/.000 ··· 5/.400 1/5.000 147/111 .319/.456/.664/1.120 1.072/1.136 1.164 108/1.079 4/0 10/0
7.Drew* G/S/vP 7/.715 1/.000 ··· 6/.333 ··· 11/.773 ··· 10/1.389 6/.900 121/91 .245/.364/.490/.854 .867/.849 .831 89/.879 0/1 5/1
46.Ellsbury* G/S/vP 3/.000 3/1.167 1/.000 ··· ··· 1/2.000 ··· 3/2.000 2/.000 148/109 .295/.327/.353/.679 .500/.744 .586 109/.760 16/4 1/0
22.Green G/S/vP ··· 2/1.000 1/no AB 2/.500 ··· 5/1.000 ··· 2/.000 4/.000 90/65 .293/.356/.427/.782 .628/.842 .665 77/.801 1/2 1/6
16.Kottaras* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 34/24 .143/.265/.214/.479 .300/.556 .596 27/.359 0/0 0/0
25.Lowell G/S/vP 6/1.300 1/.000 ··· 3/.333 ··· 10/1.786 ··· 8/.250 11/.764 139/108 .301/.331/.534/.865 .930/.848 .721 102/.914 0/0 6/5
23.Lugo G/S/vP 14/1.071 1/no AB 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 10/.700 ··· 11/.697 13/.633 41/35 .270/.341/.405/.747 1.667/.576 .423 41/.747 0/0 1/2
34.Ortiz* G/S/vP 11/1.747 1/2.000 ··· 2/1.000 5/.000 12/.666 ··· 17/1.495 12/.750 150/101 .220/.333/.317/.650 .606/.670 .596 109/.708 0/1 0/
15.Pedroia G/S/vP 3/.000 3/.333 ··· 2/.000 ··· 2/.500 ··· 5/1.000 6/.834 149/103 .320/.409/.414/.823 .629/.911 .735 107/.937 4/3 1/1
33.Varitek# G/S/vP 9/.111 3/1.667 ··· ··· ··· 8/.750 ··· 16/.544 12/1.222 106/85 .239/.330/.457/.787 .852/.771 .699 78/.779 0/0 4/1
51.Velazquez G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 2/2 .000/.000/.000/.000 /.000 .000 0/ 0/0 0/1
IP 14.0 10.2 11.2 33.0 12.2 11.0 12.2 11.0 TOTAL .278/.366/.456/.822 .817/.824 .728 .855 26/11 38/23
ERA-K/9 /0.0 6.43/12.2 8.44/7.6 5.40/11.5 4.64/3.5 1.42/5.7 4.91/2.5 7.82/5.7 8.18/9.0 0.00/0.0

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA / 60/.309 50/.286 54/.298 145/.323 51/.255 54/.360 59/.217 51/.273
OPS .683 .832 .751 .809 .619 .909 .727 .827
vs LHB (BF-OPS) / 32/.700 20/1.215 18/.465 81/.856 18/.859 27/1.004 29/.713 23/1.128
vs RHB (BF-OPS) / 28/.665 30/.573 36/.896 64/.749 33/.483 27/.813 30/.743 28/.577
Home / 32/.766 35/.643 34/.763 44/1.175 21/.855 28/.786 40/.569 33/.894
Last 28d days / 44/.697 40/.649 33/.721 123/.839 36/.600 50/.943 37/.881 44/.807
HR/SB/CS // 0/1/1 2/0/0 1/0/1 1/4/3 0/0/1 1/0/0 1/1/0 2/1/0 //
Usage ·X···X·· ·o·····X ···o·o·· ···X···· ·o·X·X·· ·······X ·X·X···· ·······X
Angels Batters (4.97 RS/G) vs. RedSox Pitchers (5.12 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 36.Penny
G/S/vB
17.Delcarmen
G/S/vB
62.Jones*
G/S/vB
63.Masterson
G/S/vB
37.Okajima*
G/S/vB
58.Papelbon
G/S/vB
56.Ramirez
G/S/vB
24.Saito
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
53.Abreu* G/S/vP 54/.948 6/1.000 1/.000 8/1.000 7/.929 11/.878 4/.500 ··· 136/101 .302/.397/.345/.742 .609/.789 .690 95/.731 13/0 0/2
2.Aybar# G/S/vP 2/.000 1/2.000 ··· 2/.000 2/1.500 2/.000 3/1.333 2/1.000 81/57 .306/.325/.389/.714 .668/.745 .645 58/.824 0/1 0/3
9.Figgins# G/S/vP 16/.646 4/.500 ··· 8/.000 2/1.000 6/.333 2/1.000 1/.000 142/105 .246/.345/.297/.642 .528/.683 .543 100/.586 13/2 0/4
48.Hunter G/S/vP 6/.334 4/.833 1/no AB 8/1.208 5/.800 3/1.666 ··· 1/.000 133/101 .308/.376/.598/.974 .923/.991 .922 99/.931 3/2 9/0
13.Izturis# G/S/vP 6/.900 6/.000 ··· 7/.679 2/.000 3/.000 1/.000 ··· 82/67 .280/.309/.320/.629 .664/.652 .825 71/.642 3/0 0/2
47.Kendrick G/S/vP 3/.666 3/2.000 ··· 5/.400 ··· 2/.000 2/.000 3/1.000 125/93 .243/.293/.409/.701 .688/.705 .907 83/.764 5/0 4/2
5.Mathis G/S/vP ··· 2/2.000 ··· 6/1.200 1/.000 1/.000 2/1.000 ··· 55/37 .265/.321/.286/.606 .399/.715 .778 40/.558 0/0 0/1
24.Matthews# G/S/vP 3/.666 4/1.750 ··· 5/.650 6/.334 1/.000 3/1.334 2/1.000 77/57 .271/.312/.357/.669 .578/.700 .668 61/.704 0/0 0/1
19.Morales# G/S/vP 6/.666 1/.000 1/3.000 4/.917 1/.000 1/3.000 ··· 2/1.500 124/101 .287/.323/.522/.844 .391/.954 .902 89/.939 0/2 5/1
44.Napoli G/S/vP 5/2.850 2/.500 ··· 5/1.400 2/.000 1/no AB 3/2.000 5/.200 101/81 .318/.426/.600/1.026 1.475/.919 1.102 80/1.005 2/3 6/1
39.Quinlan G/S/vP ··· 2/.000 ··· ··· ··· 3/.000 ··· ··· 17/3 .176/.176/.235/.412 .143/1.667 .875 15/.467 0/0 0/0
20.Rivera G/S/vP 8/.375 2/1.000 ··· 4/.500 ··· 7/.000 2/1.000 3/1.667 102/78 .271/.304/.354/.658 1.154/.503 .639 75/.654 0/0 1/0
77.Willits# G/S/vP 3/1.167 1/2.000 ··· ··· ··· 2/.000 2/.000 2/.000 7/7 .333/.333/.333/.667 /.667 .667 7/.667 1/0 0/0
46.Wilson G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· / /// / / / /
IP 30.0 17.1 9.0 35.0 16.1 15.0 17.1 13.0 TOTAL .279/.340/.410/.750 .712/.764 .783 .765 40/10 26/20
ERA-K/9 6.90/4.8 0.52/7.3 8.00/7.0 4.89/7.5 3.31/11.0 1.20/11.4 0.52/4.7 4.15/7.6 0.00/0.0

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 144/.306 76/.219 42/.270 155/.281 69/.172 68/.214 62/.127 58/.288
OPS .906 .626 .882 .717 .587 .629 .431 .789
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 77/.968 46/.539 17/.548 93/.756 29/.365 39/.477 41/.507 30/.448
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 67/.835 30/.760 25/1.131 62/.658 40/.760 29/.830 21/.293 28/1.179
Road 72/.883 36/.802 21/.826 76/.785 35/.469 34/.775 31/.459 28/.934
Last 28d days 120/.920 56/.574 42/.882 129/.733 50/.538 54/.586 45/.506 47/.668
HR/SB/CS 5/8/0 0/3/1 2/0/0 2/5/3 2/0/0 1/5/0 1/3/0 2/2/0 //
Usage ·····X·· ·X··o·o· o···X··X ·X·····X ···X·X·· ·X·X·o·· ·X·o·o·· o···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.