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Game Preview: BOS @ ATL, 4:00pm, Saturday, June 27, 2009 @Turner Field

RedSox, 45-28, 1st, 4 up

SP: Tim Wakefield (42, RHP, 9-3, 4.47)

2009 Gamelogs / 2009 Splits / vs. ATL Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2009 (9-3) 88.2 90 44 44 35 49 6 4.47
2008 (10-11) 181.0 154 89 83 60 117 25 4.13
2007 (17-12) 189.0 191 104 100 64 110 22 4.76
Last 7 GS 5-1 44.0 52 24 24 14 22 3 4.91 45
2009-06-21 ATL ND 6.2 9 4 4 0 2 0 83 42
2009-06-16 FLA W 6.0 6 2 2 1 4 0 93 55
2009-06-10 NYY W 6.0 8 3 3 3 2 1 88 43
2009-06-04 @DET W 6.2 8 3 3 0 3 0 81 49
2009-05-29 @TOR L 4.2 9 6 6 4 5 0 101 23
2009-05-24 NYM W 6.0 7 5 5 4 3 1 94 37
2009-05-19 TOR W 8.0 5 1 1 2 3 1 97 69
Last 5 v.ATL 1-3 30.1 40 22 22 12 17 3 6.53 40
2009-06-21 ATL ND 6.2 9 4 4 0 2 0 83 42
2005-05-21 ATL L 5.0 8 6 6 4 5 0 87 28
2000-07-09 ATL W 7.0 6 2 2 1 3 1 95 59
1997-08-30 ATL L 3.2 8 7 7 2 2 2 17
1993-05-04 ATL L 8.0 9 3 3 5 5 0 124 52
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   25-10   Road:   20-18   ExtrInn: 3-2 
 vsRHP:  27-20   vsLHP:  18-8    1-Run:  11-9 
 vsEast: 20-8    vsCntrl:10-4    vsWest:  5-10 IL:10-6 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 73 Fri, Jun 26  @ATL  W   4-1       45-28  1st  4.0 up
 72 Thu, Jun 25  @WSN  L   3-9       44-28  1st  4.0 up
 71 Wed, Jun 24  @WSN  W   6-4       44-27  1st  5.0 up
 70 Tue, Jun 23  @WSN  W  11-3       43-27  1st  5.0 up
 69 Sun, Jun 21   ATL  W   6-5       42-27  1st  4.0 up
 68 Sat, Jun 20   ATL  W   3-0       41-27  1st  3.0 up
 67 Fri, Jun 19   ATL  L   2-8       40-27  1st  2.0 up
 66 Thu, Jun 18   FLA  L   1-2  (5)  40-26  1st  3.0 up
 65 Wed, Jun 17   FLA  W   6-1       40-25  1st  3.0 up
 64 Tue, Jun 16   FLA  W   8-2       39-25  1st  2.0 up
 Last 10: 7-3    Last 20:14-6    Last 30:20-10
Braves, 34-39, 4th, 4 GB, 4 GB in WC

SP: Javier Vazquez (32, RHP, 5-6, 3.18)

2009 Gamelogs / 2009 Splits / vs. BOS Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2009 (5-6) 99.0 84 38 35 20 117 10 3.18
2008 (12-16) 208.1 214 113 108 61 200 25 4.67
2007 (15-8) 216.2 197 95 90 50 213 29 3.74
Last 7 GS 2-3 45.2 37 15 13 7 50 4 2.56 62
2009-06-22 CHC W 6.2 9 0 0 2 5 0 116 59
2009-06-17 @CIN L 8.0 4 4 4 2 7 2 99 63
2009-06-11 PIT ND 8.0 2 1 1 0 12 1 113 86
2009-06-06 MIL L 6.0 4 2 2 0 7 1 80 63
2009-05-30 @ARI ND 6.1 7 2 1 1 8 0 99 60
2009-05-25 @SFG L 5.2 8 5 5 1 5 0 107 37
2009-05-20 COL W 5.0 3 1 0 1 6 0 71 64
Last 5 v.BOS 1-3 30.2 35 20 18 12 37 4 5.28 48
2008-08-29 @BOS L 5.2 10 5 3 2 7 0 109 38
2007-08-26 BOS L 6.0 6 7 7 3 10 3 109 39
2007-07-19 @BOS W 6.1 9 2 2 2 5 0 109 50
2006-09-05 @BOS L 8.0 3 1 1 3 11 0 112 80
2004-09-25 @BOS ND 4.2 7 5 5 2 4 1 97 32
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   17-20   Road:   17-19   ExtrInn: 4-3 
 vsRHP:  20-28   vsLHP:  14-11   1-Run:  12-11
 vsEast: 12-10   vsCntrl:11-14   vsWest:  5-8  IL: 6-7 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 73 Fri, Jun 26   BOS  L   1-4       34-39  4th  4.0 gb
 72 Thu, Jun 25   NYY  L   7-11      34-38  4th  4.0 gb
 71 Wed, Jun 24   NYY  L   4-8       34-37  4th  4.0 gb
 70 Tue, Jun 23   NYY  W   4-0       34-36  4th  4.0 gb
 69 Mon, Jun 22   CHC  W   2-0       33-36  4th  4.0 gb
 68 Sun, Jun 21  @BOS  L   5-6       32-36  4th  4.5 gb
 67 Sat, Jun 20  @BOS  L   0-3       32-35  4th  4.5 gb
 66 Fri, Jun 19  @BOS  W   8-2       32-34  3rd  4.5 gb
 65 Thu, Jun 18  @CIN  W   7-0       31-34  4th  5.5 gb
 64 Wed, Jun 17  @CIN  L   3-4       30-34  4th  6.5 gb
 Last 10: 4-6    Last 20: 8-12   Last 30:11-19
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Sun, Jun 21, 2009 BOS  6  ATL  5        W:Jonathan Papelbon (1-1), L: Jeff Bennett (2-4), S: none
Sat, Jun 20, 2009 BOS  3  ATL  0        W:Josh Beckett (8-3), L: Derek Lowe (7-5), S: none
Fri, Jun 19, 2009 ATL  8 @BOS  2        W:Kenshin Kawakami (4-6), L: Daisuke Matsuzaka (1-5), S: none

Wed, Jun 20, 2007 BOS 11 @ATL  0        W:Julian Tavarez (5-4), L: Buddy Carlyle (1-2), S: none
Tue, Jun 19, 2007 BOS  4 @ATL  0        W:Josh Beckett (10-1), L: Tim Hudson (6-5), S: none
Mon, Jun 18, 2007 ATL  9  BOS  4        W:Chuck James (6-6), L: Curt Schilling (6-4), S: none
Sun, May 20, 2007 BOS  6  ATL  3        W:Kason Gabbard (1-0), L: Tim Hudson (5-2), S: none
Sat, May 19, 2007 ATL 14 @BOS  0        W:John Smoltz (6-2), L: Devern Hansack (0-1), S: none
Sat, May 19, 2007 BOS 13  ATL  3        W:Daisuke Matsuzaka (6-2), L: Anthony Lerew (0-2), S: none
Sun, Jun 18, 2006 BOS 10 @ATL  7        W:Rudy Seanez (2-0), L: Macay McBride (1-1), S: Jonathan Papelbon (23)
Season Series: 2009 - BOS leads 3-1; 2008 -  0-0; 2007 - BOS won 4-2; All-Time - ATL leads 26-23

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

TBR  5.66

BAL  4.57

SDP  3.87

RA/G

SFG  3.80

HOU  4.62

WSN  5.63

BA

J. Mauer  .395

C. Ross  .283

B. Crosby  .190

OBP

J. Mauer  .465

S. Schumaker  .358

D. Navarro  .239

SLG

A. Pujols  .700

N. Markakis  .465

N. Punto  .252

OPS

J. Mauer  1.163

H. Matsui  .819

B. Giles  .548

ERA

Z. Greinke  1.90

A. Cook  4.00

A. Sonnanstine  6.61

K/9IP

J. Verlander  10.84

C. Pavano  6.54

J. Garland  3.33

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

RedSox Batters (5.33 RS/G) vs. Braves Pitchers (4.48 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 33.Vazquez
G/S/vB
46.Acosta
G/S/vB
51.Gonzalez*
G/S/vB
48.Hanson
G/S/vB
11.Kawakami
G/S/vB
36.Logan*
G/S/vB
54.Medlen
G/S/vB
58.Moylan
G/S/vB
34.O'Flaherty*
G/S/vB
39.Soriano
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
5.Baldelli G/S/vP 6/.334 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 77/25 .286/.351/.500/.851 .926/.689 .916 32/1.172 0/0 4/2
44.Bay G/S/vP 13/.398 1/no AB 1/.000 ··· 3/4.000 ··· ··· 4/.250 1/.000 1/.000 311/221 .282/.392/.579/.971 .992/.963 1.031 103/.871 5/1 19/0
7.Drew* G/S/vP 28/1.500 ··· 2/.000 ··· 3/.333 2/no AB ··· ··· 4/1.500 2/.000 254/190 .260/.390/.481/.871 .819/.888 .864 80/.913 2/2 9/1
46.Ellsbury* G/S/vP 4/.250 ··· 1/.000 ··· 2/.500 1/2.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 303/205 .307/.355/.401/.756 .703/.780 .782 83/.874 31/6 3/1
22.Green G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· 2/.000 ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 1/.000 184/132 .284/.337/.438/.775 .704/.803 .680 78/.780 1/3 4/9
11.Kotsay* G/S/vP 39/.568 ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 2/.000 ··· ··· 3/1.000 6/.533 31/25 .267/.290/.400/.690 .333/.778 .455 31/.690 0/1 1/0
16.Kottaras* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 72/55 .242/.306/.387/.693 .319/.804 .578 21/.937 0/0 0/1
25.Lowell G/S/vP 48/.835 ··· ··· ··· 2/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 1/.000 3/.333 281/201 .283/.320/.472/.792 .898/.751 .716 85/.661 0/1 10/8
23.Lugo G/S/vP 29/.789 ··· ··· ··· ··· 2/2.500 ··· 1/.000 ··· 5/.200 104/75 .304/.375/.402/.777 1.043/.677 .826 20/1.063 1/0 1/6
34.Ortiz* G/S/vP 26/1.037 ··· 2/.000 ··· 3/.000 2/1.500 ··· 1/.000 5/.800 2/2.500 275/187 .216/.309/.381/.690 .702/.684 .545 76/.967 0/2 8/0
15.Pedroia G/S/vP 11/1.527 ··· ··· ··· 3/.000 1/2.000 ··· 2/.000 2/.000 2/1.500 321/220 .289/.372/.382/.754 .795/.736 .739 103/.578 12/4 2/4
33.Varitek# G/S/vP 20/.308 ··· ··· ··· 2/.000 2/2.000 ··· 2/.000 ··· 4/.000 221/159 .232/.326/.484/.810 .922/.780 .762 71/.689 0/0 11/1
20.Youkilis G/S/vP 14/.142 ··· 1/.000 ··· 3/.000 ··· ··· 3/.000 1/no AB 3/.333 250/171 .312/.440/.574/1.014 1.042/1.001 .957 98/.823 4/1 12/1
IP 99.0 14.2 35.0 23.0 78.1 1.1 25.0 29.0 27.1 33.2 TOTAL .270/.354/.452/.806 .840/.792 .769 .802 56/20 88/46
ERA-K/9 3.18/10.6 2.45/6.7 2.06/12.1 3.13/6.3 4.25/6.9 13.50/0.0 6.12/9.0 4.34/7.8 3.95/5.3 1.34/12.3 3.99/7.6

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 397/.228 63/.232 146/.218 107/.250 338/.253 7/.200 112/.239 129/.245 113/.243 135/.172 .254
OPS .621 .657 .661 .769 .774 .629 .724 .661 .591 .490 .719
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 202/.670 30/.641 52/.768 54/.748 158/.664 3/.333 56/.624 53/.767 53/.603 60/.576 .715
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 195/.569 33/.670 94/.586 53/.783 180/.875 4/.833 56/.820 76/.591 60/.579 75/.425 .722
Home 210/.586 37/.789 66/.706 53/.816 187/.657 7/.629 45/.748 79/.684 64/.665 76/.428
Last 28d days 135/.580 51/.782 59/.581 107/.769 109/.654 7/.629 72/.748 50/.633 46/.745 56/.456
HR/SB/CS 10/5/2 1/1/0 2/3/2 3/8/2 8/4/4 0/2/0 2/0/1 0/6/3 1/0/3 1/2/0 48/46/26
Usage ····X··· ·XX····· X··ooo·o ···X···· ··X····X ·X······ ·XX····· ·o·ooo·o ·oX··oo· ···XX··o
Braves Batters (4.19 RS/G) vs. RedSox Pitchers (4.37 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 49.Wakefield
G/S/vB
60.Bard
G/S/vB
17.Delcarmen
G/S/vB
63.Masterson
G/S/vB
37.Okajima*
G/S/vB
58.Papelbon
G/S/vB
36.Penny
G/S/vB
56.Ramirez
G/S/vB
24.Saito
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
18.Anderson* G/S/vP 70/.822 ··· 2/.000 6/1.167 7/.572 5/.000 9/.555 ··· 3/.000 193/144 .281/.311/.388/.699 .793/.666 .642 84/.802 1/0 3/2
1.Blanco* G/S/vP 3/.666 ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 21/17 .111/.200/.111/.311 .000/.369 .205 21/.311 1/0 0/1
23.Diaz G/S/vP ··· 1/2.000 1/.000 1/.000 2/2.000 4/1.000 2/1.500 1/.000 1/.000 141/74 .272/.348/.424/.772 .821/.727 .750 48/.647 3/0 3/1
19.Escobar G/S/vP 3/1.334 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 1/.000 1/2.000 ··· 2/.000 3/.000 284/196 .292/.348/.432/.779 .624/.845 .731 108/.707 3/1 7/11
7.Francoeur G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· 3/.666 7/1.000 ··· ··· 284/198 .253/.286/.355/.641 .768/.587 .763 86/.689 4/1 5/0
27.Hernandez G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 39/27 .108/.154/.135/.289 .250/.305 .311 15/.067 0/0 0/1
2.Johnson* G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/no AB 2/1.500 1/.000 3/1.334 2/.500 1/2.000 256/181 .219/.290/.368/.658 .938/.542 .738 91/.500 2/2 5/5
10.Jones# G/S/vP 17/1.029 ··· 1/.000 1/.000 1/.000 1/.000 48/.827 3/.667 3/.333 260/184 .300/.419/.488/.907 1.041/.848 .924 99/.916 1/1 8/12
22.Kotchman* G/S/vP 18/.862 1/.000 2/1.500 4/.250 6/1.166 3/.000 3/.666 ··· 3/.666 230/162 .266/.326/.377/.703 .550/.769 .683 46/.486 0/0 2/0
16.McCann* G/S/vP 3/1.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 2/1.000 4/.250 2/2.500 ··· 1/2.000 211/144 .324/.412/.538/.951 .688/1.063 .923 88/.986 2/1 8/4
13.McLouth* G/S/vP 3/.666 1/no AB ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/no AB 10/.500 2/1.000 3/2.667 287/192 .258/.338/.464/.802 .831/.788 .844 105/.814 10/1 12/0
14.Prado G/S/vP 3/1.667 ··· ··· ··· 1/2.000 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 141/77 .294/.355/.452/.807 .984/.668 .750 66/.864 0/1 3/2
8.Ross G/S/vP 3/.666 ··· ··· 3/.000 1/.000 ··· 9/.333 ··· 2/1.000 93/62 .295/.402/.551/.953 .688/1.093 .623 22/1.289 0/0 6/0
IP 88.2 17.1 28.1 58.1 33.1 32.0 76.2 33.1 26.1 TOTAL .258/.329/.389/.718 .739/.709 .702 .705 23/10 55/52
ERA-K/9 4.47/5.0 3.63/8.3 2.22/7.0 3.70/7.7 2.43/9.7 1.97/9.3 4.93/6.2 1.89/5.7 3.08/8.6 4.19/7.7

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 390/.262 79/.246 128/.255 253/.277 129/.186 137/.220 346/.294 128/.174 115/.242 .264
OPS .722 .689 .674 .741 .604 .637 .825 .556 .706 .743
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 157/.681 39/.840 73/.594 133/.800 59/.476 78/.528 183/.804 64/.704 63/.543 .721
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 233/.751 40/.547 55/.778 120/.678 70/.720 59/.777 163/.849 64/.419 52/.907 .763
Road 197/.738 55/.777 61/.830 148/.823 77/.486 70/.744 172/.852 73/.484 60/.847
Last 28d days 103/.784 44/.767 32/.732 48/.696 43/.647 39/.543 125/.748 40/.853 36/.655
HR/SB/CS 6/11/2 0/2/0 0/3/1 4/7/4 4/0/0 3/8/0 8/11/1 4/3/0 3/3/0 63/67/14
Usage ·····X·· ·X·X···X ···o···· ··X····X X·oo·X·· o·o··X·· ···X···· ·o···o·· ·X·o···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.