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Game Preview: BOS @ BAL, 7:05pm, Saturday, August 1, 2009 @Oriole Park at Camden Yards

RedSox, 60-42, 2nd, 1½ GB, 1½ up in WC

SP: Josh Beckett (29, RHP, 12-4, 3.44)

2009 Gamelogs / 2009 Splits / vs. BAL Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2009 (12-4) 136.0 119 59 52 37 127 10 3.44
2008 (12-10) 174.1 173 80 78 34 172 18 4.03
2007 (20-7) 200.2 189 76 73 40 194 17 3.27
Last 7 GS 5-1 53.2 41 14 14 5 46 3 2.35 66
2009-07-27 OAK W 7.0 8 3 3 1 10 0 103 58
2009-07-21 @TEX L 8.0 7 4 4 1 7 0 104 58
2009-07-12 KCR W 9.0 3 0 0 0 7 0 94 88
2009-07-07 OAK W 6.2 6 2 2 1 4 1 107 57
2009-07-01 @BAL ND 7.0 6 5 5 2 5 2 107 48
2009-06-26 @ATL W 7.0 6 0 0 0 6 0 98 71
2009-06-20 ATL W 9.0 5 0 0 0 7 0 94 84
Last 5 v.BAL 1-1 30.2 35 20 19 12 28 4 5.58 46
2009-07-01 @BAL ND 7.0 6 5 5 2 5 2 107 48
2009-04-18 BAL W 6.0 6 4 3 4 5 0 105 47
2008-06-10 BAL ND 6.0 8 4 4 1 3 0 113 42
2008-05-30 @BAL ND 6.0 4 2 2 3 10 1 118 63
2008-05-13 @BAL L 5.2 11 5 5 2 5 1 97 30
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   35-17   Road:   25-25   ExtrInn: 4-4 
 vsRHP:  38-29   vsLHP:  22-13   1-Run:  16-14
 vsEast: 26-12   vsCntrl:13-5    vsWest: 10-18 IL:11-7 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
102 Fri, Jul 31  @BAL  W   6-5       60-42  2nd  1.5 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
 Last 10: 5-5    Last 20:11-9    Last 30:16-14
Orioles, 44-58, 5th, 17½ GB, 16 GB in WC

SP: David Hernandez (24, RHP, 3-2, 3.20)

2009 Gamelogs / 2009 Splits / vs. BOS Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2009 (3-2) 45.0 46 16 16 15 23 4 3.20
Last 7 GS 3-2 42.1 42 16 16 15 19 4 3.40 51
2009-07-26 @BOS W 7.0 5 1 1 0 2 0 110 65
2009-07-20 @NYY ND 6.0 3 1 1 3 4 1 103 63
2009-07-08 @SEA ND 6.0 5 2 2 2 3 1 111 55
2009-07-03 @LAA W 6.2 6 3 3 2 2 1 107 50
2009-06-28 WSN L 5.2 8 3 3 3 3 1 110 41
2009-06-02 @SEA L 5.1 10 5 5 1 2 0 90 29
2009-05-28 DET W 5.2 5 1 1 4 3 0 108 54
Last 5 v.BOS 1-0 7.0 5 1 1 0 2 0 1.29 65
2009-07-26 @BOS W 7.0 5 1 1 0 2 0 110 65
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   28-24   Road:   16-34   ExtrInn: 4-4 
 vsRHP:  27-36   vsLHP:  17-22   1-Run:  11-13
 vsEast: 14-25   vsCntrl:11-9    vsWest:  8-17 IL:11-7 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
102 Fri, Jul 31   BOS  L   5-6       44-58  5th 17.5 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
 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 9-2; 2008 - BOS won 12-6; 2007 - BOS won 12-6; All-Time - BOS leads 1125-919

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

LAA  5.55

CHW  4.50

SDP  3.69

RA/G

SFG  3.67

FLA  4.63

WSN  5.47

BA

I. Suzuki  .364

M. Cabrera  .290

R. Cedeno  .167

OBP

M. Ramirez  .444

C. Blake  .362

R. Cedeno  .213

SLG

A. Pujols  .678

C. Blake  .472

A. Casilla  .211

OPS

A. Pujols  1.121

V. Martinez  .832

A. Casilla  .474

ERA

Z. Greinke  2.08

A. Cook  3.87

J. Geer  5.96

K/9IP

T. Lincecum  11.08

C. Sabathia  6.63

J. Lannan  3.65

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RedSox Batters (5.16 RS/G) vs. Orioles Pitchers (5.21 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 63.Hernandez
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
46.Guthrie
G/S/vB
27.Hendrickson*
G/S/vB
43.Johnson
G/S/vB
26.Meredith
G/S/vB
54.Tillman
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
5.Baldelli G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 3/.333 ··· ··· ··· 4/.000 16/.517 ··· ··· ··· 108/32 .265/.333/.429/.762 .818/.629 .778 25/.507 0/0 4/2
44.Bay G/S/vP 3/.000 10/.650 3/.833 2/.000 6/.334 3/.000 10/2.200 14/.536 4/.000 3/1.666 ··· 430/307 .250/.379/.491/.871 .884/.865 .857 90/.714 11/2 20/0
7.Drew* G/S/vP 3/.666 2/.500 2/2.000 3/.666 7/.572 3/3.000 21/1.151 ··· 3/.667 1/.000 ··· 366/281 .250/.366/.455/.821 .733/.847 .771 83/.621 2/2 12/2
46.Ellsbury* G/S/vP 3/1.334 5/1.200 3/1.000 4/.000 7/.715 3/1.167 21/.733 5/1.000 5/.200 1/.000 ··· 417/291 .298/.346/.406/.753 .699/.775 .727 86/.760 47/8 6/2
22.Green G/S/vP ··· 2/1.000 ··· 3/.000 3/.000 2/.500 6/.833 2/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· 255/191 .243/.308/.383/.691 .620/.715 .607 53/.433 1/4 5/12
16.Kottaras* G/S/vP 2/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 1/no AB ··· ··· 99/78 .224/.303/.376/.680 .308/.775 .493 16/.625 0/0 1/1
23.LaRoche* G/S/vP 3/1.334 7/1.171 2/.000 ··· ··· ··· 3/.000 11/1.233 1/.000 2/1.000 ··· 387/271 .248/.326/.446/.772 .643/.830 .556 66/.444 2/2 13/1
25.Lowell G/S/vP ··· 3/.666 8/.661 5/2.800 3/1.667 ··· 22/.527 11/.546 6/1.267 ··· ··· 320/223 .295/.334/.487/.821 .951/.766 .738 38/1.072 0/1 11/9
12.Lowrie# G/S/vP 3/.000 ··· 1/.000 1/2.000 3/.000 ··· 3/.000 ··· 2/.000 ··· ··· 45/34 .119/.156/.238/.394 .919/.240 .520 25/.535 0/0 1/1
34.Ortiz* G/S/vP 3/.000 4/.000 21/1.000 3/.333 6/.666 3/1.167 22/1.131 29/.560 5/1.000 ··· ··· 390/268 .228/.315/.423/.738 .771/.723 .618 84/.862 0/2 15/1
15.Pedroia G/S/vP 3/.000 6/.167 8/.250 6/2.500 7/1.547 3/1.167 25/.869 4/1.750 4/1.750 1/.000 ··· 450/323 .301/.372/.421/.793 .791/.794 .742 94/.946 14/6 5/6
33.Varitek# G/S/vP ··· 3/.333 14/1.065 3/2.000 6/.334 3/.666 18/.862 22/.673 5/.400 ··· ··· 312/220 .239/.346/.458/.804 .913/.769 .719 71/.787 0/0 13/3
20.Youkilis G/S/vP 3/.000 5/.800 6/.333 4/.750 6/.167 3/.000 26/.535 15/.871 10/1.389 ··· ··· 373/265 .295/.408/.548/.956 1.063/.913 .986 90/.790 4/2 18/3
IP 45.0 46.1 49.0 59.1 123.1 62.1 122.1 64.0 48.1 40.1 4.2 TOTAL .264/.347/.440/.787 .825/.772 .738 .742 83/27 116/67
ERA-K/9 3.20/4.6 3.50/6.6 4.41/5.0 4.10/6.2 3.43/4.7 6.21/4.8 5.37/5.4 4.64/6.3 3.17/6.5 3.79/5.1 5.79/3.8 4.91/6.0

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 193/.260 198/.272 203/.228 269/.291 519/.265 287/.301 502/.267 283/.287 200/.246 175/.314 20/.368 .278
OPS .708 .717 .649 .825 .714 .832 .827 .835 .704 .729 1.295 .800
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 101/.748 87/.808 99/.673 128/.750 259/.721 157/.840 252/.895 93/.715 95/.611 77/.741 11/1.555 .818
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 92/.665 111/.646 104/.624 141/.891 260/.706 130/.823 250/.761 190/.896 105/.782 98/.718 9/1.000 .785
Home 51/.824 104/.707 123/.524 162/.872 303/.662 178/.767 256/.770 124/.926 101/.741 84/.681 20/1.295
Last 28d days 75/.526 55/.636 33/.720 57/.897 145/.813 117/.831 71/.778 48/.620 39/.778 29/.725 20/1.295
HR/SB/CS 4/4/1 1/5/2 6/4/0 9/2/3 11/1/3 7/5/1 23/5/1 11/10/0 5/1/1 1/8/1 3/0/1 124/71/18
Usage ·····X·· o·X·X··X ···XX··o ····X··· ···X···· X·····X· ·X·o··o· ··Xo·o·· o···o·o· ··X·····
Orioles Batters (4.63 RS/G) vs. RedSox Pitchers (4.33 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 19.Beckett
G/S/vB
60.Bard
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
29.Smoltz
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
12.Andino G/S/vP 3/.666 ··· ··· 3/.000 4/1.500 3/.000 ··· ··· ··· 2/.000 1/.000 12/.334 162/113 .224/.259/.276/.536 .557/.525 .663 25/.251 2/3 1/5
17.Huff* G/S/vP 37/.753 1/.000 9/.222 10/.200 31/.806 4/.833 13/.308 10/.633 13/.077 2/.000 1/2.000 7/.453 414/245 .250/.314/.401/.715 .642/.765 .831 84/.429 0/6 12/4
3.Izturis# G/S/vP 13/.490 ··· ··· 1/.000 3/.666 3/.666 ··· 1/.000 13/.237 2/.000 1/2.000 7/1.000 206/140 .262/.294/.323/.617 .833/.509 .830 47/.609 9/1 1/6
10.Jones G/S/vP 15/.553 ··· 3/.000 8/.393 22/.627 2/.000 3/1.667 5/1.100 6/.750 3/.666 ··· 4/.000 410/259 .299/.354/.496/.850 .716/.928 .881 95/.820 8/4 17/4
21.Markakis* G/S/vP 34/.849 1/.000 10/.400 11/1.441 33/.586 5/.400 16/.742 10/.500 5/1.400 3/.666 1/2.000 5/1.600 451/265 .294/.350/.463/.814 .680/.909 .831 96/.822 3/1 12/5
6.Mora G/S/vP 19/.737 1/.000 6/.750 12/.444 24/.382 3/.000 6/.900 8/.250 8/1.167 2/no AB 1/.000 4/.750 312/188 .256/.322/.331/.653 .681/.634 .731 79/.637 3/3 3/7
18.Pie* G/S/vP 6/.334 1/.000 ··· 1/2.000 2/.000 4/.000 1/.000 3/.000 ··· 2/.000 3/.333 4/2.250 133/121 .242/.305/.358/.664 .182/.710 .714 14/.742 1/3 2/0
14.Reimold G/S/vP 3/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· 7/1.238 1/2.000 1/2.000 2/.500 3/2.333 1/.000 1/2.000 5/1.000 238/143 .287/.374/.464/.838 .904/.795 .929 73/.798 6/0 10/3
1.Roberts# G/S/vP 36/.906 ··· 11/1.323 11/.384 32/.896 5/.000 8/1.000 10/.786 6/.334 5/.400 2/2.000 10/.944 451/299 .282/.347/.436/.783 .774/.788 .756 90/.849 20/5 8/8
30.Scott* G/S/vP 16/1.625 1/.000 4/.500 7/.143 8/.000 5/1.350 5/.600 5/.400 7/1.285 3/1.000 2/.000 5/.400 303/208 .275/.356/.528/.884 .990/.834 .978 66/.644 0/0 18/0
15.Wieters# G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· 6/.666 2/1.000 2/1.000 1/.000 2/1.000 1/2.000 ··· 1/.000 153/83 .273/.320/.392/.712 .583/.818 .817 55/.749 0/0 3/4
23.Wigginton G/S/vP 29/1.202 2/.000 ··· 5/1.000 11/1.145 2/.000 1/.000 2/1.000 22/1.055 2/1.000 6/.367 10/.800 259/160 .260/.305/.397/.702 .664/.724 .808 52/.704 1/1 7/3
9.Zaun# G/S/vP 15/.400 ··· 4/.750 7/.143 9/.476 3/.333 5/1.600 14/.630 5/.200 2/.000 3/.000 11/.282 191/142 .252/.361/.387/.748 .591/.801 .632 27/1.005 0/0 4/4
IP 136.0 30.1 15.1 40.2 134.0 72.0 42.2 45.0 110.0 44.1 34.1 36.2 TOTAL .269/.332/.416/.747 .703/.772 .814 .718 53/27 100/74
ERA-K/9 3.44/8.4 2.08/11.0 3.52/6.5 2.66/6.2 3.90/9.9 4.50/8.4 3.16/8.4 2.00/9.4 5.07/5.9 2.23/6.3 3.15/8.1 7.12/7.4 4.09/7.7

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 558/.233 122/.187 73/.297 181/.259 567/.256 312/.271 173/.219 193/.237 489/.291 175/.200 153/.256 139/.318 .263
OPS .635 .511 .776 .680 .700 .746 .661 .666 .814 .606 .734 .875 .732
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 320/.672 58/.578 28/.911 94/.573 152/.765 156/.858 82/.477 108/.518 254/.786 85/.707 81/.573 69/1.086 .726
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 238/.586 64/.450 45/.680 87/.793 415/.677 156/.636 91/.840 85/.849 235/.845 90/.515 72/.913 70/.677 .738
Road 281/.712 72/.602 45/.750 80/.761 268/.704 172/.808 98/.587 93/.727 221/.863 85/.466 70/.796 65/.903
Last 28d days 118/.564 34/.269 73/.776 40/.844 149/.642 45/.648 32/.733 36/.646 117/.778 33/.700 32/.861 100/.933
HR/SB/CS 10/12/1 0/3/0 1/3/0 0/7/1 13/12/6 7/8/4 5/0/0 4/10/1 13/18/1 4/4/0 4/7/2 4/1/0 84/103/18
Usage ····X··· ·o·oX·o· ···X···· ·X·Xo··o ·X····X· X··X···o XX·X···X ··X····X o·Xo·oX· ··Xo·X·· X····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.