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Game Preview: BOS @ BAL, 7:05pm, Friday, July 31, 2009 @Oriole Park at Camden Yards

RedSox, 59-42, 2nd, 2½ GB, 1½ up in WC

SP: John Smoltz (42, RHP, 1-4, 7.04)

2009 Gamelogs / 2009 Splits / vs. BAL Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2009 (1-4) 30.2 42 24 24 5 28 4 7.04
2008 (3-2) 28.0 25 8 8 8 36 2 2.57
2007 (14-8) 205.2 196 78 71 47 197 18 3.11
Last 7 GS 1-5 34.2 49 28 28 7 33 6 7.27 40
2009-07-26 BAL L 5.0 9 6 6 1 6 1 83 30
2009-07-20 @TEX L 5.2 9 6 6 0 5 3 96 32
2009-07-11 KCR W 5.0 4 1 1 1 7 0 97 61
2009-07-06 OAK L 6.0 10 5 5 1 3 0 99 34
2009-06-30 @BAL ND 4.0 3 1 1 1 2 0 52 53
2009-06-25 @WSN L 5.0 7 5 5 1 5 0 92 37
2008-04-27 @NYM L 4.0 7 4 4 2 5 2 83 35
Last 5 v.BAL 1-2 27.1 31 18 18 5 25 4 5.93 47
2009-07-26 BAL L 5.0 9 6 6 1 6 1 83 30
2009-06-30 @BAL ND 4.0 3 1 1 1 2 0 52 53
2005-06-26 BAL W 9.0 5 1 1 0 7 1 118 80
1999-06-13 BAL L 2.1 7 7 7 2 2 1 54 15
1997-06-14 BAL ND 7.0 7 3 3 1 8 1 58
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   35-17   Road:   24-25   ExtrInn: 4-4 
 vsRHP:  37-29   vsLHP:  22-13   1-Run:  15-14
 vsEast: 25-12   vsCntrl:13-5    vsWest: 10-18 IL:11-7 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
101 Thu, Jul 30   OAK  W   8-5       59-42  2nd  2.5 gb
100 Wed, Jul 29   OAK  L   6-8       58-42  2nd  3.5 gb
 99 Tue, Jul 28   OAK  L   8-9 (11)  58-41  2nd  2.5 gb
 98 Mon, Jul 27   OAK  W   8-3       58-40  2nd  2.5 gb
 97 Sun, Jul 26   BAL  L   2-6       57-40  2nd  2.5 gb
 96 Sat, Jul 25   BAL  W   7-2       57-39  2nd  1.5 gb
 95 Fri, Jul 24   BAL  W   3-1       56-39  2nd  2.5 gb
 94 Wed, Jul 22  @TEX  L   1-3       55-39  2nd  2.0 gb
 93 Tue, Jul 21  @TEX  L   2-4       55-38  2nd  1.0 gb
 92 Mon, Jul 20  @TEX  L   3-6       55-37  1st    Tied
 Last 10: 4-6    Last 20:10-10   Last 30:15-15
Orioles, 44-57, 5th, 17½ GB, 15 GB in WC

SP: Jeremy Guthrie (30, RHP, 7-9, 5.21)

2009 Gamelogs / 2009 Splits / vs. BOS Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2009 (7-9) 115.2 121 73 67 38 69 23 5.21
2008 (10-12) 190.2 176 82 77 58 120 24 3.63
2007 (7-5) 175.1 165 78 72 47 123 23 3.70
Last 7 GS 3-3 42.1 36 24 22 17 22 7 4.68 50
2009-07-25 @BOS L 6.2 8 5 5 3 2 1 105 37
2009-07-19 @CHW W 8.0 3 2 2 1 5 2 108 72
2009-07-07 @SEA ND 2.1 2 3 3 4 0 1 58 37
2009-07-02 @LAA L 7.0 9 5 5 2 5 2 112 42
2009-06-27 WSN W 5.0 5 3 3 3 2 0 95 44
2009-06-21 @PHI W 7.0 3 1 1 2 4 1 108 69
2009-06-16 NYM L 6.1 6 5 3 2 4 0 107 47
Last 5 v.BOS 0-3 29.1 36 22 19 18 17 7 5.83 39
2009-07-25 @BOS L 6.2 8 5 5 3 2 1 105 37
2009-04-17 @BOS ND 4.2 8 8 5 4 5 2 103 23
2008-08-18 BOS L 7.0 5 2 2 5 4 2 104 58
2008-06-12 @BOS L 4.2 7 5 5 5 1 1 107 26
2008-06-02 BOS ND 6.1 8 2 2 1 5 1 120 53
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   28-23   Road:   16-34   ExtrInn: 4-4 
 vsRHP:  27-35   vsLHP:  17-22   1-Run:  11-12
 vsEast: 14-24   vsCntrl:11-9    vsWest:  8-17 IL:11-7 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
101 Thu, Jul 30   KCR  W   7-3       44-57  5th 17.5 gb
100 Wed, Jul 29   KCR  W   7-3       43-57  5th 18.5 gb
 99 Tue, Jul 28   KCR  L   3-4 (11)  42-57  5th 18.5 gb
 98 Mon, Jul 27   KCR  L   3-5       42-56  5th 18.5 gb
 97 Sun, Jul 26  @BOS  W   6-2       42-55  5th 17.5 gb
 96 Sat, Jul 25  @BOS  L   2-7       41-55  5th 17.5 gb
 95 Fri, Jul 24  @BOS  L   1-3       41-54  5th 17.5 gb
 94 Wed, Jul 22  @NYY  L   4-6       41-53  5th 16.0 gb
 93 Tue, Jul 21  @NYY  L   4-6       41-52  5th 15.0 gb
 92 Mon, Jul 20  @NYY  L   1-2       41-51  5th 14.0 gb
 Last 10: 3-7    Last 20: 8-12   Last 30:12-18
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Sun, Jul 26, 2009 BAL  6 @BOS  2        W:David Hernandez (3-2), L: John Smoltz (1-4), S: none
Sat, Jul 25, 2009 BOS  7  BAL  2        W:Jon Lester (9-7), L: Jeremy Guthrie (7-9), S: none
Fri, Jul 24, 2009 BOS  3  BAL  1        W:Brad Penny (7-4), L: Brad Bergesen (6-5), S: Jonathan Papelbon (25)
Wed, Jul 01, 2009 BOS  6 @BAL  5 (11)   W:Ramon Ramirez (5-2), L: Danys Baez (4-2), S: Jonathan Papelbon (20)
Tue, Jun 30, 2009 BAL 11  BOS 10        W:Mark Hendrickson (3-4), L: Takashi Saito (2-1), S: George Sherrill (17)
Mon, Jun 29, 2009 BOS  4 @BAL  0        W:Jon Lester (7-6), L: Jason Berken (1-5), S: Jonathan Papelbon (19)
Mon, Apr 20, 2009 BOS 12  BAL  1        W:Justin Masterson (1-0), L: Mark Hendrickson (1-2), S: none
Sun, Apr 19, 2009 BOS  2  BAL  1        W:Jon Lester (1-2), L: Koji Uehara (2-1), S: Takashi Saito (1)
Sat, Apr 18, 2009 BOS  6  BAL  4        W:Josh Beckett (2-1), L: Adam Eaton (0-2), S: Jonathan Papelbon (4)
Fri, Apr 17, 2009 BOS 10  BAL  8        W:Ramon Ramirez (1-0), L: Danys Baez (0-1), S: Jonathan Papelbon (3)
Season Series: 2009 - BOS leads 8-2; 2008 - BOS won 12-6; 2007 - BOS won 12-6; All-Time - BOS leads 1124-919

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  5.56

CHW  4.51

SDP  3.66

RA/G

SFG  3.68

NYM  4.60

WSN  5.46

BA

I. Suzuki  .368

O. Hudson  .290

R. Cedeno  .167

OBP

M. Ramirez  .455

W. Aybar  .362

R. Cedeno  .213

SLG

A. Pujols  .680

Y. Escobar  .471

A. Casilla  .211

OPS

A. Pujols  1.123

V. Martinez  .832

A. Casilla  .474

ERA

Z. Greinke  2.08

C. Sabathia  3.83

J. Geer  5.96

K/9IP

T. Lincecum  11.08

C. Sabathia  6.63

J. Lannan  3.65

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RedSox Batters (5.15 RS/G) vs. Orioles Pitchers (5.20 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 46.Guthrie
G/S/vB
34.Albers
G/S/vB
28.Baez
G/S/vB
25.Bass
G/S/vB
35.Bergesen
G/S/vB
49.Berken
G/S/vB
27.Hendrickson*
G/S/vB
63.Hernandez
G/S/vB
43.Johnson
G/S/vB
26.Meredith
G/S/vB
52.Sherrill*
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
5.Baldelli G/S/vP 4/.000 1/.000 3/.333 ··· ··· ··· 16/.517 ··· ··· ··· 4/.500 108/32 .265/.333/.429/.762 .818/.629 .778 25/.507 0/0 4/2
44.Bay G/S/vP 10/2.200 10/.650 3/.833 2/.000 6/.334 3/.000 14/.536 3/.000 4/.000 3/1.666 4/.250 426/306 .251/.378/.494/.872 .895/.863 .857 91/.730 11/2 20/0
7.Drew* G/S/vP 21/1.151 2/.500 2/2.000 3/.666 7/.572 3/3.000 ··· 3/.666 3/.667 1/.000 3/.333 362/279 .246/.362/.449/.811 .709/.842 .771 85/.616 2/2 12/2
46.Ellsbury* G/S/vP 21/.733 5/1.200 3/1.000 4/.000 7/.715 3/1.167 5/1.000 3/1.334 5/.200 1/.000 4/1.000 412/289 .300/.346/.408/.754 .705/.774 .727 86/.745 46/8 5/2
22.Green G/S/vP 6/.833 2/1.000 ··· 3/.000 3/.000 2/.500 2/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 253/191 .246/.311/.386/.697 .641/.715 .607 56/.551 1/4 5/11
16.Kottaras* G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 2/.000 1/no AB ··· ··· 99/78 .224/.303/.376/.680 .308/.775 .493 21/.852 0/0 1/1
23.LaRoche* G/S/vP 3/.000 7/1.171 2/.000 ··· ··· ··· 11/1.233 3/1.334 1/.000 2/1.000 3/2.334 386/270 .249/.326/.447/.774 .643/.833 .556 69/.453 2/2 13/1
25.Lowell G/S/vP 22/.527 3/.666 8/.661 5/2.800 3/1.667 ··· 11/.546 ··· 6/1.267 ··· 2/1.000 316/223 .296/.335/.486/.822 .960/.766 .738 34/1.113 0/1 11/9
12.Lowrie# G/S/vP 3/.000 ··· 1/.000 1/2.000 3/.000 ··· ··· 3/.000 2/.000 ··· ··· 44/33 .122/.159/.244/.403 .919/.247 .520 24/.558 0/0 1/1
34.Ortiz* G/S/vP 22/1.131 4/.000 21/1.000 3/.333 6/.666 3/1.167 29/.560 3/.000 5/1.000 ··· 10/.300 386/268 .224/.311/.409/.720 .713/.723 .618 85/.750 0/2 14/1
15.Pedroia G/S/vP 25/.869 6/.167 8/.250 6/2.500 7/1.547 3/1.167 4/1.750 3/.000 4/1.750 1/.000 4/.250 445/321 .305/.376/.426/.803 .812/.799 .742 95/.958 14/5 5/6
33.Varitek# G/S/vP 18/.862 3/.333 14/1.065 3/2.000 6/.334 3/.666 22/.673 ··· 5/.400 ··· 4/1.417 308/218 .231/.341/.450/.791 .912/.751 .719 67/.722 0/0 13/3
20.Youkilis G/S/vP 26/.535 5/.800 6/.333 4/.750 6/.167 3/.000 15/.871 3/.000 10/1.389 ··· 4/.500 369/264 .292/.407/.545/.952 1.076/.904 .986 91/.722 4/2 17/3
IP 115.2 45.0 49.0 59.1 123.1 62.1 64.0 45.0 48.1 39.1 41.1 TOTAL .263/.347/.439/.785 .824/.770 .738 .733 83/26 115/67
ERA-K/9 5.21/5.4 3.60/6.8 4.41/5.0 4.10/6.2 3.43/4.7 6.21/4.8 4.64/6.3 3.20/4.6 3.17/6.5 3.89/5.0 2.40/8.5 4.93/5.9

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 502/.267 198/.272 203/.228 269/.291 489/.266 287/.301 274/.285 193/.260 200/.246 175/.314 171/.219 .278
OPS .827 .717 .649 .825 .724 .832 .825 .708 .704 .729 .622 .801
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 252/.895 87/.808 99/.673 128/.750 242/.719 157/.840 89/.725 101/.748 95/.611 77/.741 50/.356 .819
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 250/.761 111/.646 104/.624 141/.891 247/.728 130/.823 185/.875 92/.665 105/.782 98/.718 121/.731 .786
Home 256/.770 104/.707 123/.524 162/.872 273/.675 178/.767 115/.910 51/.824 101/.741 84/.681 89/.615
Last 28d days 71/.778 55/.636 33/.720 57/.897 115/.886 117/.831 39/.502 103/.575 44/.766 32/.654 36/.601
HR/SB/CS 23/5/1 1/5/2 6/4/0 9/2/3 11/1/3 7/5/1 10/10/0 4/4/1 5/1/1 1/8/1 3/3/0 123/71/18
Usage ·····X·· ·X·X··X· ··XX··o· ···X···· X·····X· ··X····· X·o··o·· ····X··· ·Xo·o··· ···o·o··
Orioles Batters (4.62 RS/G) vs. RedSox Pitchers (4.33 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 29.Smoltz
G/S/vB
60.Bard
G/S/vB
19.Beckett
G/S/vB
61.Buchholz
G/S/vB
17.Delcarmen
G/S/vB
31.Lester*
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
12.Andino G/S/vP 12/.334 ··· 3/.666 ··· 3/.000 4/1.500 3/.000 ··· ··· ··· 2/.000 1/.000 162/113 .224/.259/.276/.536 .557/.525 .663 29/.252 2/3 1/5
17.Huff* G/S/vP 7/.453 1/.000 37/.753 9/.222 10/.200 31/.806 4/.833 13/.308 10/.633 13/.077 2/.000 1/2.000 410/242 .247/.312/.397/.709 .646/.753 .823 85/.464 0/6 11/4
3.Izturis# G/S/vP 7/1.000 ··· 13/.490 ··· 1/.000 3/.666 3/.666 ··· 1/.000 13/.237 2/.000 1/2.000 202/137 .262/.295/.319/.614 .846/.497 .833 43/.595 9/1 1/6
10.Jones G/S/vP 4/.000 ··· 15/.553 3/.000 8/.393 22/.627 2/.000 3/1.667 5/1.100 6/.750 3/.666 ··· 406/255 .298/.352/.497/.850 .716/.928 .881 96/.827 8/4 17/4
21.Markakis* G/S/vP 5/1.600 1/.000 34/.849 10/.400 11/1.441 33/.586 5/.400 16/.742 10/.500 5/1.400 3/.666 1/2.000 447/262 .295/.351/.465/.817 .684/.912 .838 97/.862 3/1 12/5
6.Mora G/S/vP 4/.750 1/.000 19/.737 6/.750 12/.444 24/.382 3/.000 6/.900 8/.250 8/1.167 2/no AB 1/.000 312/188 .256/.322/.331/.653 .681/.634 .731 84/.661 3/3 3/7
18.Pie* G/S/vP 4/2.250 1/.000 6/.334 ··· 1/2.000 2/.000 4/.000 1/.000 3/.000 ··· 2/.000 3/.333 129/117 .233/.299/.353/.653 .182/.700 .695 10/.633 1/3 2/0
14.Reimold G/S/vP 5/1.000 1/.000 3/.000 ··· ··· 7/1.238 1/2.000 1/2.000 2/.500 3/2.333 1/.000 1/2.000 238/143 .287/.374/.464/.838 .904/.795 .929 78/.761 6/0 9/3
1.Roberts# G/S/vP 10/.944 ··· 36/.906 11/1.323 11/.384 32/.896 5/.000 8/1.000 10/.786 6/.334 5/.400 2/2.000 447/295 .282/.348/.436/.783 .774/.788 .756 91/.827 20/5 8/8
30.Scott* G/S/vP 5/.400 1/.000 16/1.625 4/.500 7/.143 8/.000 5/1.350 5/.600 5/.400 7/1.285 3/1.000 2/.000 299/205 .275/.358/.532/.890 .979/.847 .992 67/.650 0/0 18/0
15.Wieters# G/S/vP 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 6/.666 2/1.000 2/1.000 1/.000 2/1.000 1/2.000 ··· 149/80 .273/.322/.388/.711 .591/.811 .821 55/.756 0/0 3/4
23.Wigginton G/S/vP 10/.800 2/.000 29/1.202 ··· 5/1.000 11/1.145 2/.000 1/.000 2/1.000 22/1.055 2/1.000 6/.367 255/157 .256/.302/.382/.684 .671/.692 .775 48/.610 1/1 7/3
9.Zaun# G/S/vP 11/.282 ··· 15/.400 4/.750 7/.143 9/.476 3/.333 5/1.600 14/.630 5/.200 2/.000 3/.000 191/142 .252/.361/.387/.748 .591/.801 .632 27/1.005 0/0 4/4
IP 30.2 30.1 136.0 15.1 40.2 134.0 72.0 41.2 44.0 110.0 43.1 34.1 TOTAL .268/.331/.414/.746 .705/.769 .813 .716 53/27 99/74
ERA-K/9 7.04/8.2 2.08/11.0 3.44/8.4 3.52/6.5 2.66/6.2 3.90/9.9 4.50/8.4 3.24/8.4 2.05/9.2 5.07/5.9 2.28/6.4 3.15/8.1 4.08/7.8

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 139/.318 119/.192 558/.233 73/.297 174/.257 541/.254 312/.271 173/.219 189/.236 489/.291 175/.200 153/.256 .263
OPS .875 .525 .635 .776 .677 .694 .746 .661 .670 .814 .606 .734 .732
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 69/1.086 56/.601 320/.672 28/.911 91/.578 143/.758 156/.858 82/.477 106/.529 254/.786 85/.707 81/.573 .727
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 70/.677 63/.458 238/.586 45/.680 83/.783 398/.671 156/.636 91/.840 83/.845 235/.845 90/.515 72/.913 .736
Road 65/.903 72/.602 281/.712 45/.750 80/.761 268/.704 172/.808 98/.587 93/.727 221/.863 85/.466 70/.796
Last 28d days 100/.933 31/.296 118/.564 73/.776 36/.785 123/.602 45/.648 32/.733 35/.665 117/.778 40/.796 32/.861
HR/SB/CS 4/1/0 0/3/0 10/12/1 1/3/0 0/6/1 13/11/6 7/8/4 5/0/0 4/9/1 13/18/1 4/4/0 4/7/2 84/100/18
Usage ····X··· o·oX·o·· ···X···· ··X····· X·Xo··o· X····X·· ·X··X··· ··X···o· X·X···X· ·X····X· ·Xo·oX·· ·Xo·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.