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Game Preview: BOS @ BAL, 1:35pm, Sunday, August 2, 2009 @Oriole Park at Camden Yards

RedSox, 61-42, 2nd, ½ GB, 2½ up in WC

SP: Clay Buchholz (24, RHP, 1-1, 3.52)

2009 Gamelogs / 2009 Splits / vs. BAL Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2009 (1-1) 15.1 19 6 6 7 11 1 3.52
2008 (2-9) 76.0 93 63 57 41 72 11 6.75
2007 (3-1) 22.2 14 6 4 10 22 0 1.59
Last 7 GS 1-5 33.0 42 26 25 18 24 6 6.82 40
2009-07-28 OAK ND 5.2 9 2 2 2 5 0 107 46
2009-07-22 @TEX L 4.0 6 3 3 2 3 1 90 39
2009-07-17 @TOR W 5.2 4 1 1 3 3 0 103 57
2008-08-20 @BAL L 2.1 3 5 5 3 0 0 60 28
2008-08-10 @CHW L 3.0 7 5 5 2 4 3 74 27
2008-08-04 @KCR L 6.0 7 4 4 3 4 1 93 43
2008-07-29 LAA L 6.1 6 6 5 3 5 1 90 41
Last 5 v.BAL 1-2 16.1 8 9 9 11 15 0 4.96 54
2008-08-20 @BAL L 2.1 3 5 5 3 0 0 60 28
2008-07-11 BAL L 5.0 5 4 4 5 6 0 107 42
2007-09-01 BAL W 9.0 0 0 0 3 9 0 115 93
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   35-17   Road:   26-25   ExtrInn: 4-4 
 vsRHP:  39-29   vsLHP:  22-13   1-Run:  16-14
 vsEast: 27-12   vsCntrl:13-5    vsWest: 10-18 IL:11-7 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
103 Sat, Aug  1  @BAL  W   4-0       61-42  2nd  0.5 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
 Last 10: 6-4    Last 20:11-9    Last 30:16-14
Orioles, 44-59, 5th, 17½ GB, 17 GB in WC

SP: Jason Berken (25, RHP, 1-8, 6.21)

2009 Gamelogs / 2009 Splits / vs. BOS Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2009 (1-8) 62.1 77 45 43 23 33 7 6.21
Last 7 GS 0-5 36.0 44 25 23 13 17 5 5.75 42
2009-07-28 KCR ND 6.0 6 2 2 2 3 1 88 53
2009-07-22 @NYY L 6.0 7 5 5 2 1 1 89 37
2009-07-17 @CHW L 4.1 7 6 6 2 3 2 81 26
2009-07-10 TOR L 5.2 5 2 2 2 1 0 88 50
2009-07-04 @LAA ND 4.0 7 3 2 1 3 0 85 40
2009-06-29 BOS L 5.0 8 4 4 2 3 1 99 36
2009-06-24 @FLA L 5.0 4 3 2 2 3 0 81 50
Last 5 v.BOS 0-1 5.0 8 4 4 2 3 1 7.20 36
2009-06-29 BOS L 5.0 8 4 4 2 3 1 99 36
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   28-25   Road:   16-34   ExtrInn: 4-4 
 vsRHP:  27-37   vsLHP:  17-22   1-Run:  11-13
 vsEast: 14-26   vsCntrl:11-9    vsWest:  8-17 IL:11-7 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
103 Sat, Aug  1   BOS  L   0-4       44-59  5th 17.5 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
 Last 10: 3-7    Last 20: 8-12   Last 30:11-19
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Fri, Jul 31, 2009 BOS  6 @BAL  5        W:John Smoltz (2-4), L: Jeremy Guthrie (7-10), S: Jonathan Papelbon (27)
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)
Season Series: 2009 - BOS leads 10-2; 2008 - BOS won 12-6; 2007 - BOS won 12-6; All-Time - BOS leads 1126-919

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  5.60

FLA  4.52

SDP  3.76

RA/G

SFG  3.68

FLA  4.60

WSN  5.47

BA

I. Suzuki  .363

D. Span  .289

R. Cedeno  .168

OBP

A. Pujols  .443

R. Branyan  .363

R. Cedeno  .214

SLG

A. Pujols  .674

S. Victorino  .473

A. Casilla  .208

OPS

A. Pujols  1.117

G. Beckham  .834

A. Casilla  .472

ERA

Z. Greinke  2.08

J. Shields  3.87

J. Geer  5.96

K/9IP

T. Lincecum  11.08

R. Wolf  6.65

J. Lannan  3.66

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RedSox Batters (5.15 RS/G) vs. Orioles Pitchers (5.19 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 49.Berken
G/S/vB
34.Albers
G/S/vB
28.Baez
G/S/vB
25.Bass
G/S/vB
46.Guthrie
G/S/vB
27.Hendrickson*
G/S/vB
63.Hernandez
G/S/vB
43.Johnson
G/S/vB
26.Meredith
G/S/vB
31.Mickolio
G/S/vB
37.Ray
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 ··· 7/.000 16/.517 ··· ··· ··· ··· 4/.250 ··· 111/35 .257/.324/.416/.740 .818/.572 .739 25/.408 0/0 4/2
44.Bay G/S/vP 3/.000 11/.788 3/.833 2/.000 13/1.815 14/.536 3/.000 4/.000 3/1.666 ··· 2/.000 ··· 434/311 .251/.380/.490/.870 .884/.865 .857 90/.756 11/2 20/0
7.Drew* G/S/vP 3/3.000 2/.500 2/2.000 3/.666 21/1.151 ··· 3/.666 3/.667 1/.000 ··· 1/no AB ··· 366/281 .250/.366/.455/.821 .733/.847 .771 79/.637 2/2 12/2
46.Ellsbury* G/S/vP 3/1.167 5/1.200 3/1.000 4/.000 25/.983 5/1.000 3/1.334 5/.200 2/.000 1/3.000 ··· ··· 422/296 .302/.349/.417/.766 .699/.793 .754 87/.840 48/8 6/2
22.Green G/S/vP 2/.500 2/1.000 ··· 3/.000 9/.597 2/.000 ··· ··· 2/.000 ··· 2/.000 ··· 259/195 .240/.304/.378/.681 .620/.702 .589 57/.404 1/4 5/12
16.Kottaras* G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 2/.000 1/no AB ··· ··· ··· ··· 99/78 .224/.303/.376/.680 .308/.775 .493 15/.673 0/0 1/1
25.Lowell G/S/vP ··· 4/.500 8/.661 5/2.800 25/.544 11/.546 ··· 6/1.267 ··· ··· 7/.429 ··· 324/227 .295/.333/.483/.817 .951/.761 .732 42/1.012 0/1 11/9
12.Lowrie# G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 1/2.000 3/.000 ··· 3/.000 2/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 45/34 .119/.156/.238/.394 .919/.240 .520 25/.535 0/0 1/1
34.Ortiz* G/S/vP 3/1.167 5/.400 21/1.000 3/.333 25/1.210 29/.560 3/.000 5/1.000 ··· ··· 7/1.229 ··· 394/272 .231/.317/.433/.750 .771/.740 .646 87/.917 0/2 15/1
15.Pedroia G/S/vP 3/1.167 6/.167 8/.250 6/2.500 29/.814 4/1.750 3/.000 4/1.750 1/.000 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 454/327 .300/.371/.419/.790 .791/.790 .738 94/.968 14/6 6/6
33.Varitek# G/S/vP 3/.666 4/.250 14/1.065 3/2.000 21/.807 22/.673 ··· 5/.400 ··· ··· 8/1.000 ··· 316/224 .236/.345/.453/.798 .913/.760 .708 71/.674 0/0 13/3
20.Youkilis G/S/vP 3/.000 5/.800 6/.333 4/.750 30/.790 15/.871 3/.000 10/1.389 ··· ··· 4/1.750 ··· 377/269 .301/.411/.560/.971 1.063/.936 1.018 90/.862 4/2 19/3
IP 62.1 46.1 50.0 59.1 122.1 65.1 49.1 48.1 40.1 4.2 22.2 4.2 TOTAL .264/.347/.441/.789 .825/.774 .742 .762 84/28 119/69
ERA-K/9 6.21/4.8 3.50/6.6 4.32/4.9 4.10/6.2 5.37/5.4 4.82/6.2 3.28/4.9 3.17/6.5 3.79/5.1 0.00/7.7 8.74/9.1 5.79/3.8 4.92/6.0

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 287/.301 202/.277 203/.228 269/.291 532/.270 283/.287 193/.260 200/.246 178/.308 14/.091 112/.379 20/.368 .278
OPS .832 .723 .649 .825 .839 .835 .708 .704 .715 .305 1.033 1.295 .801
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 157/.840 89/.813 99/.673 128/.750 262/.922 93/.715 101/.748 95/.611 79/.721 7/.143 53/1.369 11/1.555 .821
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 130/.823 113/.653 104/.624 141/.891 270/.760 190/.896 92/.665 105/.782 99/.710 7/.486 59/.736 9/1.000 .785
Home 178/.767 108/.718 123/.524 162/.872 286/.797 124/.926 51/.824 101/.741 87/.656 3/.000 54/.952 20/1.295
Last 28d days 97/.845 52/.675 27/.605 49/.749 101/.855 46/.604 75/.526 39/.778 32/.654 14/.305 2/ 20/1.295
HR/SB/CS 7/5/1 1/5/2 6/4/0 9/2/3 26/6/2 11/10/0 4/4/1 5/1/1 1/8/1 0/0/0 4/2/0 3/0/1 127/72/19
Usage ····X··· ·o·X·X·· X···XX·· ·····X·· ·X·····X X·X·o··o X·····X· ···Xo·o· ·o···o·o X······· X······· ···X····
Orioles Batters (4.58 RS/G) vs. RedSox Pitchers (4.29 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 61.Buchholz
G/S/vB
60.Bard
G/S/vB
19.Beckett
G/S/vB
17.Delcarmen
G/S/vB
31.Lester*
G/S/vB
59.McBeth
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 ··· ··· ··· ··· 2/.000 1/.000 12/.334 162/113 .224/.259/.276/.536 .557/.525 .663 22/.189 2/3 1/5
17.Huff* G/S/vP 9/.222 1/.000 37/.753 10/.200 31/.806 ··· 14/.368 10/.633 13/.077 2/.000 1/2.000 10/1.067 418/248 .253/.318/.411/.729 .646/.786 .857 84/.532 0/6 12/4
3.Izturis# G/S/vP ··· ··· 13/.490 1/.000 3/.666 ··· ··· 1/.000 13/.237 3/.000 1/2.000 9/.875 209/143 .259/.291/.320/.611 .833/.501 .815 50/.584 9/1 1/6
10.Jones G/S/vP 3/.000 ··· 15/.553 8/.393 22/.627 ··· 3/1.667 5/1.100 6/.750 4/.500 ··· 7/.000 414/263 .296/.350/.491/.841 .716/.913 .864 95/.755 8/4 17/4
21.Markakis* G/S/vP 10/.400 1/.000 34/.849 11/1.441 33/.586 ··· 17/.694 10/.500 5/1.400 3/.666 1/2.000 8/1.500 455/268 .296/.352/.464/.815 .676/.914 .834 96/.860 3/1 12/5
6.Mora G/S/vP 6/.750 1/.000 19/.737 12/.444 24/.382 ··· 6/.900 8/.250 8/1.167 2/no AB 1/.000 4/.750 312/188 .256/.322/.331/.653 .681/.634 .731 75/.674 3/3 3/7
18.Pie* G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 6/.334 1/2.000 2/.000 ··· 1/.000 4/.000 ··· 2/.000 3/.333 4/2.250 134/122 .240/.303/.355/.658 .182/.704 .703 15/.690 1/3 2/0
14.Reimold G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 3/.000 ··· 7/1.238 ··· 1/2.000 3/.333 3/2.333 2/.000 1/2.000 8/1.500 243/148 .286/.374/.474/.849 .904/.813 .950 78/.834 6/0 10/3
1.Roberts# G/S/vP 11/1.323 ··· 36/.906 11/.384 32/.896 ··· 8/1.000 11/.705 6/.334 6/.334 2/2.000 13/.879 456/304 .281/.345/.433/.779 .774/.781 .748 91/.792 20/5 8/8
30.Scott* G/S/vP 4/.500 1/.000 16/1.625 7/.143 8/.000 ··· 6/.500 5/.400 7/1.285 3/1.000 2/.000 8/.542 307/211 .275/.355/.524/.879 .979/.831 .966 66/.623 0/0 18/0
15.Wieters# G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· 6/.666 ··· 3/.666 1/.000 2/1.000 2/2.000 ··· 3/.666 157/86 .279/.325/.395/.719 .574/.836 .827 59/.767 0/0 3/4
23.Wigginton G/S/vP ··· 2/.000 29/1.202 5/1.000 11/1.145 1/.000 2/.500 2/1.000 22/1.055 2/1.000 6/.367 13/.616 263/163 .257/.304/.392/.696 .671/.710 .794 52/.669 1/1 7/3
9.Zaun# G/S/vP 4/.750 ··· 15/.400 7/.143 9/.476 ··· 5/1.600 14/.630 5/.200 2/.000 3/.000 11/.282 191/142 .252/.361/.387/.748 .591/.801 .632 24/1.000 0/0 4/4
IP 15.1 31.1 143.0 40.2 134.0 43.2 45.0 110.0 44.1 34.1 36.2 TOTAL .269/.331/.416/.747 .703/.772 .813 .721 53/27 102/74
ERA-K/9 3.52/6.5 2.01/11.2 3.27/8.3 2.66/6.2 3.90/9.9 /0.0 3.09/8.4 2.00/9.4 5.07/5.9 2.23/6.3 3.15/8.1 7.12/7.4 4.10/7.7

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 73/.297 122/.187 558/.233 181/.259 567/.256 / 178/.215 196/.233 489/.291 180/.200 153/.256 164/.323 .263
OPS .776 .511 .635 .680 .700 .657 .655 .814 .600 .734 .891 .732
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 28/.911 58/.578 320/.672 94/.573 152/.765 / 85/.474 110/.508 254/.786 88/.705 81/.573 85/1.094 .728
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 45/.680 64/.450 238/.586 87/.793 415/.677 / 93/.837 86/.838 235/.845 92/.503 72/.913 79/.681 .736
Road 45/.750 72/.602 281/.712 80/.761 268/.704 / 103/.583 96/.703 221/.863 90/.462 70/.796 90/.925
Last 28d days 73/.776 34/.269 118/.564 40/.844 149/.642 / 34/.775 39/.593 93/.821 38/.659 25/.855 125/.943
HR/SB/CS 1/3/0 0/3/0 10/12/1 0/7/1 13/12/6 // 5/0/0 4/10/1 13/18/1 4/4/0 4/7/2 6/1/0 86/103/18
Usage ····X··· o·o·oX·o X····X·· ··X·Xo·· ··X····X XX··X··· ·XX·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.