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Game Preview: BOS @ LAA, 9:37pm, Thursday, October 8, 2009 @Angel Stadium

NOTE: Some stats are only updated through Tuesday, October 6, 2009. Site will be updated with yesterday's stats by 11:30am ET.

RedSox, 95-67, 95-67

SP: Jon Lester (25, LHP, 15-8, 3.41)

2009 Gamelogs / 2009 Splits / vs. LAA Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2009 (15-8) 203.1 186 80 77 64 225 20 3.41
2008 (16-6) 210.1 202 78 75 66 152 14 3.21
2007 (4-0) 63.0 61 33 32 31 50 10 4.57
Last 7 GS 5-1 42.1 37 13 13 13 44 5 2.76 59
2009-10-01 CLE W 6.1 2 0 0 1 7 0 84 75
2009-09-25 @NYY L 2.1 8 5 5 3 3 1 78 21
2009-09-19 @BAL W 6.0 10 3 3 0 4 2 102 44
2009-09-13 TBR W 8.0 2 0 0 3 7 0 105 82
2009-09-06 @CHW W 7.0 4 0 0 2 8 0 122 75
2009-09-01 @TBR W 6.0 7 2 2 2 9 1 97 57
2009-08-25 CHW ND 6.2 4 3 3 2 6 1 113 58
Last 5 v.LAA 1-1 19.2 33 17 17 9 8 2 7.78 33
2008-04-23 LAA ND 5.0 9 4 4 2 1 2 80 32
2007-08-08 @LAA ND 3.1 8 5 5 3 3 0 93 24
2006-08-23 @LAA W 5.0 6 3 3 4 2 0 95 41
2006-07-28 LAA L 6.1 10 5 5 0 2 0 89 35
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   56-25   Road:   39-42   ExtrInn: 4-6 
 vsRHP:  65-42   vsLHP:  30-25   1-Run:  22-17
 vsEast: 45-27   vsCntrl:26-12   vsWest: 13-21 IL:11-7 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
162 Sun, Oct  4   CLE  W  12-7       95-67  2nd  8.0 gb
161 Sat, Oct  3   CLE  W  11-6       94-67  2nd  8.0 gb
160 Fri, Oct  2   CLE  W   6-2       93-67  2nd  9.0 gb
159 Thu, Oct  1   CLE  W   3-0       92-67  2nd 10.0 gb
158 Wed, Sep 30   TOR  L   0-12      91-67  2nd 10.5 gb
157 Tue, Sep 29   TOR  L   7-8       91-66  2nd 10.5 gb
156 Mon, Sep 28   TOR  L   5-11 (7)  91-65  2nd  9.5 gb
155 Sun, Sep 27  @NYY  L   2-4       91-64  2nd  8.5 gb
154 Sat, Sep 26  @NYY  L   0-3       91-63  2nd  7.5 gb
153 Fri, Sep 25  @NYY  L   5-9       91-62  2nd  6.5 gb
 Last 10: 4-6    Last 20:11-9    Last 30:18-12
Angels, 97-65, 97-65

SP: John Lackey (30, RHP, 11-8, 3.83)

2009 Gamelogs / 2009 Splits / vs. BOS Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2009 (11-8) 176.1 177 84 75 47 139 17 3.83
2008 (12-5) 163.1 161 71 68 40 130 26 3.75
2007 (19-9) 224.0 219 87 75 52 179 18 3.01
Last 7 GS 3-1 46.2 45 18 15 9 31 3 2.89 57
2009-10-01 TEX ND 2.0 4 2 2 0 2 1 40 42
2009-09-26 OAK ND 5.0 10 6 6 1 2 2 92 24
2009-09-20 @TEX W 6.0 7 5 4 2 4 0 102 42
2009-09-15 @BOS L 7.2 8 3 2 3 6 0 120 56
2009-09-10 SEA W 9.0 5 0 0 1 7 0 115 83
2009-09-05 @KCR ND 9.0 6 1 1 0 4 0 106 75
2009-08-30 OAK W 8.0 5 1 0 2 6 0 110 74
Last 5 v.BOS 2-3 33.1 35 18 16 8 25 5 4.32 51
2009-09-15 @BOS L 7.2 8 3 2 3 6 0 120 56
2008-07-29 @BOS W 9.0 2 2 2 2 4 1 120 77
2008-07-18 BOS W 7.0 5 3 3 2 6 2 90 59
2007-08-17 @BOS L 4.0 11 7 6 0 3 1 97 17
2007-04-13 @BOS L 5.2 9 3 3 1 6 1 108 44
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   49-32   Road:   48-33   ExtrInn: 7-4 
 vsRHP:  60-48   vsLHP:  37-17   1-Run:  27-18
 vsEast: 26-17   vsCntrl:27-17   vsWest: 30-27 IL:14-4 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
162 Sun, Oct  4  @OAK  W   5-3       97-65  1st 10.0 up
161 Sat, Oct  3  @OAK  W   4-2       96-65  1st  9.0 up
160 Fri, Oct  2  @OAK  W   5-2       95-65  1st  8.0 up
159 Thu, Oct  1   TEX  L   3-11      94-65  1st  8.0 up
158 Wed, Sep 30   TEX  W   5-0       94-64  1st  9.0 up
157 Tue, Sep 29   TEX  W   5-2       93-64  1st  8.0 up
156 Mon, Sep 28   TEX  W  11-0       92-64  1st  7.0 up
155 Sun, Sep 27   OAK  W   7-4       91-64  1st  6.0 up
154 Sat, Sep 26   OAK  L  10-15      90-64  1st  5.0 up
153 Fri, Sep 25   OAK  L   0-3       90-63  1st  6.0 up
 Last 10: 7-3    Last 20:11-9    Last 30:19-11
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Thu, Sep 17, 2009 LAA  4 @BOS  3        W:Kevin Jepsen (6-3), L: Billy Wagner (1-1), S: Brian Fuentes (42)
Wed, Sep 16, 2009 BOS  9  LAA  8        W:Daniel Bard (2-1), L: Brian Fuentes (1-5), S: none
Tue, Sep 15, 2009 BOS  4  LAA  1        W:Daisuke Matsuzaka (2-5), L: John Lackey (10-8), S: none
Thu, May 14, 2009 LAA  5  BOS  4 (12)   W:Jason Bulger (1-1), L: Manny Delcarmen (1-1), S: none
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
Season Series: 2009 - LAA leads 5-4; 2008 - LAA won 8-1; 2007 - BOS won 6-4; All-Time - BOS leads 312-277

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

NYY  5.65

DET  4.56

SDP  3.94

RA/G

SFG  3.77

NYM  4.67

BAL  5.41

BA

J. Mauer  .365

G. Parra  .290

A. Miles  .185

OBP

J. Mauer  .444

S. Schumaker  .364

A. Miles  .224

SLG

A. Pujols  .658

J. Thome  .481

A. Miles  .242

OPS

A. Pujols  1.101

B. McCann  .834

A. Miles  .466

ERA

Z. Greinke  2.16

J. Niemann  3.94

L. Hernandez  5.44

K/9IP

T. Lincecum  10.43

J. Cueto  6.94

J. Lannan  3.88

Baseball-Reference.com-- Baseball's History: 1871-Now

RedSox Batters (5.38 RS/G) vs. Angels Pitchers (4.70 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 41.Lackey
G/S/vB
52.Bulger
G/S/vB
40.Fuentes*
G/S/vB
65.Jepsen
G/S/vB
38.Oliver*
G/S/vB
32.Palmer
G/S/vB
54.Santana
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
44.Bay G/S/vP 4/1.250 ··· 10/.200 2/.000 3/.000 4/1.750 6/1.667 638/454 .267/.384/.537/.921 .980/.897 .904 79/.924 13/3 36/0
7.Drew* G/S/vP 22/.914 ··· 7/.629 1/no AB 12/.694 3/.000 13/.581 539/404 .279/.392/.522/.914 .863/.932 .844 56/1.261 2/6 24/2
46.Ellsbury* G/S/vP 10/.400 3/.333 ··· 2/1.000 3/1.334 4/.500 9/.778 693/477 .301/.355/.415/.770 .785/.763 .742 95/.823 70/12 8/2
3.Gonzalez G/S/vP 11/.819 ··· 7/.453 1/.000 12/.333 ··· 4/.500 429/323 .238/.279/.355/.635 .515/.675 .613 71/.754 2/1 8/7
11.Kotchman* G/S/vP 3/.666 ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 431/306 .268/.339/.382/.721 .625/.760 .766 46/.607 1/0 7/0
25.Lowell G/S/vP 22/.325 ··· 6/.750 1/.000 11/1.580 4/.000 12/.878 484/327 .290/.337/.474/.811 .867/.784 .713 56/.581 2/1 17/9
12.Lowrie# G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/2.000 ··· 2/.000 ··· ··· 76/54 .145/.211/.261/.471 .687/.387 .502 13/.647 0/0 2/1
41.Martinez# G/S/vP 25/1.084 1/.000 1/5.000 1/.000 7/.143 1/.000 12/1.383 672/463 .303/.381/.480/.861 .847/.867 .925 80/.892 1/0 23/7
34.Ortiz* G/S/vP 37/1.072 1/.000 4/.833 3/.666 13/.608 4/.500 17/1.079 627/439 .238/.332/.462/.794 .716/.828 .703 85/1.031 0/2 28/1
15.Pedroia G/S/vP 17/.912 1/.000 2/.000 4/1.250 4/1.167 ··· 9/.708 714/510 .296/.371/.447/.819 .765/.839 .736 99/.860 20/8 15/6
33.Varitek# G/S/vP 30/.563 ··· 1/.000 ··· 8/.750 ··· 15/.067 425/301 .209/.313/.390/.703 .807/.666 .591 37/.336 0/0 14/3
20.Youkilis G/S/vP 17/.941 ··· 2/2.000 2/1.000 4/1.417 ··· 3/1.167 588/418 .305/.413/.548/.961 .953/.964 .933 72/.794 7/2 27/6
IP 176.1 65.2 55.0 54.2 73.0 121.1 139.2 TOTAL .270/.352/.454/.806 .812/.803 .753 .817 126/39 212/92
ERA-K/9 3.83/7.1 3.56/9.3 3.93/7.5 4.94/7.9 2.71/8.0 3.93/5.1 5.03/6.9 4.45/6.6

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 748/.263 262/.207 242/.254 237/.292 293/.237 505/.240 614/.288 .272
OPS .717 .682 .720 .693 .651 .701 .833 .769
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 416/.755 127/.725 78/.589 122/.881 123/.707 268/.786 323/.911 .818
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 332/.666 135/.643 164/.786 115/.497 170/.605 237/.606 291/.746 .726
Home 366/.758 150/.731 117/.826 115/.599 138/.627 295/.612 281/.939
Last 28d days 126/.779 34/.587 37/.691 50/.686 48/.612 43/.450 125/.763
HR/SB/CS 17/13/3 7/3/0 6/1/1 2/3/0 5/9/3 12/12/4 24/15/5 180/128/39
Usage ······X· ····X·o· ····oo·· ···X·X·X ···X·o·o ····X··X ···X····
Angels Batters (5.45 RS/G) vs. RedSox Pitchers (4.54 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 31.Lester*
G/S/vB
60.Bard
G/S/vB
37.Okajima*
G/S/vB
58.Papelbon
G/S/vB
56.Ramirez
G/S/vB
24.Saito
G/S/vB
13.Wagner*
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
53.Abreu* G/S/vP 14/.819 2/2.000 9/1.431 12/.786 4/.500 1/.000 12/1.117 667/466 .293/.390/.435/.825 .735/.865 .812 88/.751 30/8 15/8
2.Aybar# G/S/vP 4/1.417 2/1.000 3/1.667 3/1.000 5/.800 3/.666 ··· 556/375 .312/.353/.423/.776 .804/.763 .711 78/.820 14/7 5/11
9.Figgins# G/S/vP 9/.597 2/2.000 4/.500 6/.333 3/.666 2/.000 3/.333 729/497 .298/.395/.393/.789 .630/.864 .795 96/.723 42/17 5/14
27.Guerrero G/S/vP 11/.955 1/.000 6/1.133 11/.282 2/.000 2/.500 5/.000 407/302 .295/.334/.460/.794 .686/.831 .728 79/.724 2/1 15/0
48.Hunter G/S/vP 3/1.667 1/.000 5/.800 5/1.800 2/.000 1/.000 1/.000 506/376 .299/.366/.508/.873 .978/.837 .899 86/.729 18/4 22/1
13.Izturis# G/S/vP 9/1.069 1/.000 3/.000 4/.000 1/.000 ··· 2/2.000 437/373 .300/.359/.434/.794 .975/.772 .849 54/.875 13/5 8/4
47.Kendrick G/S/vP 5/1.000 1/.000 ··· 3/.000 3/.666 3/1.000 2/1.000 400/252 .291/.334/.444/.778 .831/.745 .846 58/.944 11/4 10/4
5.Mathis G/S/vP 4/.750 ··· 2/.000 1/.000 3/.666 ··· 1/.000 272/184 .211/.288/.308/.596 .625/.582 .689 34/.455 2/3 5/7
24.Matthews# G/S/vP 8/2.000 ··· 6/.334 1/.000 4/1.000 2/1.000 5/1.400 360/261 .250/.336/.361/.697 .707/.693 .766 33/1.010 4/1 4/3
19.Morales# G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 3/1.667 2/.000 2/1.500 ··· 622/478 .306/.355/.569/.924 .801/.962 1.042 84/.837 3/7 34/8
44.Napoli G/S/vP 3/.000 2/.000 2/.000 2/.500 5/1.800 6/.333 ··· 432/324 .272/.350/.492/.842 1.023/.782 .797 45/.858 3/3 20/8
39.Quinlan G/S/vP 7/.286 ··· ··· 3/.000 ··· ··· ··· 120/43 .243/.275/.339/.614 .651/.548 .558 17/.607 1/1 2/1
20.Rivera G/S/vP 6/1.100 2/.000 ··· 8/.000 5/1.000 3/1.667 6/.167 572/416 .287/.332/.478/.810 1.030/.730 .762 91/.741 0/1 25/2
77.Willits# G/S/vP 3/2.000 1/.000 ··· 2/.000 2/.000 2/.000 1/no AB 92/71 .213/.256/.238/.493 .433/.511 .465 18/.650 5/1 0/0
46.Wilson G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/no AB 6/5 .200/.200/.400/.600 /.600 .600 6/.600 0/0 0/0
IP 203.1 49.1 61.0 68.0 69.2 55.2 15.2 TOTAL .285/.350/.441/.792 .788/.793 .804 .763 148/63 173/99
ERA-K/9 3.41/10.0 3.65/11.5 3.39/7.8 1.85/10.1 2.84/6.7 2.43/8.4 1.72/14.9 4.35/7.7

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 843/.242 212/.228 258/.242 285/.213 301/.233 240/.244 63/.154 .267
OPS .667 .690 .704 .600 .711 .701 .548 .757
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 220/.717 97/.866 116/.467 152/.570 156/.794 128/.530 21/.405 .766
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 623/.649 115/.545 142/.906 133/.633 145/.623 112/.905 42/.624 .750
Road 468/.695 118/.809 160/.652 135/.591 153/.585 123/.727 28/.690
Last 28d days 94/.719 27/.929 20/.516 25/.327 43/.823 32/.745 39/.618
HR/SB/CS 20/19/6 5/4/0 8/0/0 5/10/1 7/6/0 6/7/2 1/2/0 167/151/23
Usage ······X· ···o·oo· ·······o ···o··o· ···o·X·· ·····X·· ·····oo·

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.