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Game Preview: BOS @ ATL, 1:30pm, Sunday, June 28, 2009 @Turner Field

RedSox, 46-28, 1st, 4 up

SP: Brad Penny (31, RHP, 6-2, 4.93)

2009 Gamelogs / 2009 Splits / vs. ATL Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2009 (6-2) 76.2 92 48 42 27 53 8 4.93
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 40.1 47 17 15 11 33 3 3.35 51
2009-06-23 @WSN ND 5.2 6 3 3 3 6 0 112 48
2009-06-17 FLA W 5.0 3 1 0 4 3 0 100 58
2009-06-11 NYY ND 6.0 6 0 0 1 5 0 117 64
2009-06-05 TEX L 5.2 7 5 5 2 5 1 103 38
2009-05-30 @TOR ND 6.0 10 3 2 0 5 1 102 47
2009-05-25 @MIN W 5.1 6 3 3 0 7 1 91 51
2009-05-20 TOR W 6.2 9 2 2 1 2 0 96 49
Last 5 v.ATL 2-1 24.1 36 17 17 8 23 3 6.29 41
2007-07-05 ATL ND 4.0 9 6 6 4 5 1 102 21
2006-05-29 @ATL ND 4.1 9 5 5 0 1 0 70 26
2006-04-04 ATL W 5.0 5 1 1 0 8 1 92 61
2004-06-28 @ATL L 5.0 9 5 5 3 2 1 90 28
2004-06-23 ATL W 6.0 4 0 0 1 7 0 90 70
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   25-10   Road:   21-18   ExtrInn: 3-2 
 vsRHP:  28-20   vsLHP:  18-8    1-Run:  12-9 
 vsEast: 20-8    vsCntrl:10-4    vsWest:  5-10 IL:11-6 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 74 Sat, Jun 27  @ATL  W   1-0       46-28  1st  4.0 up
 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
 Last 10: 7-3    Last 20:14-6    Last 30:20-10
Braves, 34-40, 4th, 5 GB, 5 GB in WC

SP: Tommy Hanson (22, RHP, 3-0, 3.13)

2009 Gamelogs / 2009 Splits / vs. BOS Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2009 (3-0) 23.0 22 9 8 15 16 3 3.13
Last 7 GS 3-0 23.0 22 9 8 15 16 3 3.13 51
2009-06-23 NYY W 5.1 4 0 0 5 4 0 99 59
2009-06-18 @CIN W 6.0 3 0 0 4 2 0 99 64
2009-06-12 @BAL W 5.2 9 2 2 5 5 0 104 43
2009-06-07 MIL ND 6.0 6 7 6 1 5 3 91 38
Has never faced BOS.
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   17-21   Road:   17-19   ExtrInn: 4-3 
 vsRHP:  20-29   vsLHP:  14-11   1-Run:  12-12
 vsEast: 12-10   vsCntrl:11-14   vsWest:  5-8  IL: 6-8 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 74 Sat, Jun 27   BOS  L   0-1       34-40  4th  5.0 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
 Last 10: 4-6    Last 20: 8-12   Last 30:11-19
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Fri, Jun 26, 2009 BOS  4 @ATL  1        W:Josh Beckett (9-3), L: Jair Jurrjens (5-6), S: none
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
Season Series: 2009 - BOS leads 4-1; 2008 -  0-0; 2007 - BOS won 4-2; All-Time - ATL leads 26-24

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  5.68

NYM  4.60

SDP  3.85

RA/G

LAD  3.82

MIL  4.60

WSN  5.71

BA

J. Mauer  .396

M. Byrd  .283

B. Crosby  .189

OBP

J. Mauer  .471

B. Roberts  .358

D. Navarro  .243

SLG

A. Pujols  .697

N. Markakis  .467

N. Punto  .252

OPS

J. Mauer  1.166

B. Phillips  .819

B. Giles  .548

ERA

Z. Greinke  1.90

A. Cook  4.00

A. Sonnanstine  6.61

K/9IP

J. Verlander  10.80

C. Pavano  6.54

J. Garland  3.33

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RedSox Batters (5.27 RS/G) vs. Braves Pitchers (4.43 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 48.Hanson
G/S/vB
46.Acosta
G/S/vB
51.Gonzalez*
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 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 77/25 .286/.351/.500/.851 .926/.689 .916 30/1.067 0/0 4/2
44.Bay G/S/vP ··· 1/no AB 1/.000 3/4.000 ··· ··· 4/.250 1/.000 1/.000 315/225 .278/.387/.570/.958 .992/.944 1.004 103/.855 5/1 19/0
7.Drew* G/S/vP ··· ··· 2/.000 3/.333 2/no AB ··· ··· 4/1.500 2/.000 258/194 .264/.391/.481/.873 .819/.891 .868 82/.943 2/2 9/1
46.Ellsbury* G/S/vP ··· ··· 2/.000 2/.500 1/2.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 304/205 .306/.354/.399/.754 .696/.780 .777 80/.910 31/6 3/1
22.Green G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 2/.000 ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 1/.000 187/135 .281/.337/.433/.770 .704/.795 .672 78/.758 1/3 4/9
11.Kotsay* G/S/vP ··· ··· 2/.000 ··· 2/.000 ··· ··· 3/1.000 6/.533 35/28 .294/.314/.412/.726 .286/.839 .600 35/.726 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 ··· ··· ··· 2/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 1/.000 3/.333 281/201 .283/.320/.472/.792 .898/.751 .716 81/.644 0/1 10/8
23.Lugo G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· 2/2.500 ··· 1/.000 ··· 5/.200 105/76 .304/.375/.402/.777 1.043/.677 .826 21/1.063 1/0 1/6
34.Ortiz* G/S/vP ··· ··· 2/.000 3/.000 2/1.500 ··· 1/.000 5/.800 2/2.500 278/190 .218/.309/.393/.703 .702/.702 .574 75/1.055 0/2 8/0
15.Pedroia G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 3/.000 1/2.000 ··· 2/.000 2/.000 2/1.500 325/224 .292/.373/.387/.761 .795/.746 .752 103/.590 12/5 2/4
33.Varitek# G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 2/.000 2/2.000 ··· 2/.000 ··· 4/.000 225/162 .228/.324/.477/.801 .905/.773 .747 71/.689 0/0 11/1
20.Youkilis G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 3/.000 ··· ··· 3/.000 1/no AB 3/.333 254/175 .307/.437/.566/1.003 1.042/.985 .936 98/.839 4/1 12/1
IP 23.0 14.2 35.0 78.1 1.1 25.0 29.0 27.2 34.2 TOTAL .269/.354/.451/.805 .836/.791 .767 .808 56/21 89/47
ERA-K/9 3.13/6.3 2.45/6.7 2.06/12.1 4.25/6.9 13.50/0.0 6.12/9.0 4.34/7.8 3.90/5.2 1.30/12.2 3.97/7.6

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 107/.250 63/.232 149/.213 338/.253 7/.200 112/.239 129/.245 113/.243 135/.172 .254
OPS .769 .657 .647 .774 .629 .724 .661 .591 .490 .718
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 54/.748 30/.641 54/.739 158/.664 3/.333 56/.624 53/.767 53/.603 60/.576 .718
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 53/.783 33/.670 95/.579 180/.875 4/.833 56/.820 76/.591 60/.579 75/.425 .718
Home 53/.816 37/.789 69/.672 187/.657 7/.629 45/.748 79/.684 64/.665 76/.428
Last 28d days 107/.769 51/.782 54/.563 109/.654 7/.629 72/.748 50/.633 44/.781 53/.484
HR/SB/CS 3/8/2 1/1/0 2/3/2 8/4/4 0/2/0 2/0/1 0/6/3 1/0/3 1/2/0 49/46/27
Usage ····X··· ··XX···· ·X··ooo· ···X···· ··X····· ··XX···· ··o·ooo· o·oX··oo o···XX··
Braves Batters (4.14 RS/G) vs. RedSox Pitchers (4.31 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 36.Penny
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
56.Ramirez
G/S/vB
24.Saito
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
18.Anderson* G/S/vP 9/.555 ··· 2/.000 6/1.167 8/.500 5/.000 ··· 3/.000 197/147 .280/.310/.385/.694 .777/.666 .636 83/.799 1/0 3/2
1.Blanco* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 2/.000 ··· 1/.000 22/18 .105/.190/.105/.296 .000/.347 .192 22/.296 2/0 0/1
23.Diaz G/S/vP 2/1.500 1/2.000 1/.000 1/.000 2/2.000 4/1.000 1/.000 1/.000 141/74 .272/.348/.424/.772 .821/.727 .750 45/.692 3/0 3/1
19.Escobar G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 1/.000 1/2.000 2/.000 3/.000 284/196 .292/.348/.432/.779 .624/.845 .731 103/.729 3/1 7/11
7.Francoeur G/S/vP 7/1.000 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· 4/.500 ··· ··· 288/202 .249/.282/.349/.632 .768/.574 .741 85/.673 4/1 5/0
27.Hernandez G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 42/30 .125/.167/.175/.342 .250/.379 .408 18/.229 0/0 0/1
2.Johnson* G/S/vP 3/1.334 1/.000 ··· 1/no AB 2/1.500 2/.000 2/.500 1/2.000 257/182 .218/.289/.367/.655 .938/.539 .731 87/.487 2/2 5/5
10.Jones# G/S/vP 48/.827 ··· 1/.000 1/.000 2/.000 1/.000 3/.667 3/.333 264/187 .295/.413/.479/.892 1.026/.833 .894 102/.886 1/1 8/12
22.Kotchman* G/S/vP 3/.666 1/.000 2/1.500 4/.250 7/1.000 3/.000 ··· 3/.666 234/165 .275/.333/.384/.717 .542/.792 .717 46/.579 0/0 2/0
16.McCann* G/S/vP 2/2.500 ··· ··· 1/.000 2/1.000 5/.900 ··· 1/2.000 212/145 .328/.415/.546/.962 .688/1.078 .944 89/1.011 3/1 8/4
13.McLouth* G/S/vP 10/.500 1/no AB ··· 1/.000 1/.000 1/no AB 2/1.000 3/2.667 291/195 .259/.340/.463/.803 .822/.793 .844 109/.816 10/1 12/0
14.Prado G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· 2/2.000 1/.000 ··· ··· 145/80 .287/.352/.442/.794 .993/.642 .726 65/.869 0/1 3/2
8.Ross G/S/vP 9/.333 ··· ··· 3/.000 1/.000 1/5.000 ··· 2/1.000 97/66 .293/.396/.573/.969 .688/1.106 .686 22/1.259 0/0 6/0
IP 76.2 17.1 29.2 59.0 33.1 33.0 33.1 26.1 TOTAL .258/.329/.389/.717 .736/.709 .700 .711 23/10 56/52
ERA-K/9 4.93/6.2 3.63/8.3 2.12/7.0 3.66/7.6 2.43/9.7 1.91/9.0 1.89/5.7 3.08/8.6 4.15/7.7

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 346/.294 79/.246 128/.255 253/.277 134/.179 142/.228 128/.174 115/.242 .263
OPS .825 .689 .674 .741 .590 .676 .556 .706 .741
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 183/.804 39/.840 73/.594 133/.800 62/.452 81/.548 64/.704 63/.543 .722
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 163/.849 40/.547 55/.778 120/.678 72/.718 61/.840 64/.419 52/.907 .759
Road 172/.852 55/.777 61/.830 148/.823 82/.470 75/.808 73/.484 60/.847
Last 28d days 98/.682 44/.767 31/.757 48/.696 44/.615 44/.677 34/.749 36/.655
HR/SB/CS 8/11/1 0/2/0 0/3/1 4/7/4 4/0/0 4/8/0 4/3/0 3/3/0 64/67/14
Usage ····X··· ··X·X··· o···o··· o··X···· ·X·oo·X· Xo·o··X· ··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.