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Game Preview: BAL @ BOS, 7:10pm, Friday, April 17, 2009 @Fenway Park II

Orioles, 6-3, 2nd, 1 GB

SP: Jeremy Guthrie (30, RHP, 2-0, 2.25)

2009 Gamelogs / 2009 Splits / vs. BOS Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2009 (2-0) 12.0 12 3 3 3 5 1 2.25
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 3-4 39.2 41 21 21 17 23 7 4.76 48
2009-04-11 TBR W 6.0 5 0 0 0 2 0 98 64
2009-04-06 NYY W 6.0 7 3 3 3 3 1 93 46
2008-09-28 TOR L 4.0 6 3 3 1 1 2 65 38
2008-08-29 @TBR L 3.0 7 7 7 6 2 0 85 13
2008-08-23 NYY L 6.2 7 5 5 1 7 2 115 46
2008-08-18 BOS L 7.0 5 2 2 5 4 2 104 58
2008-08-13 @CLE W 7.0 4 1 1 1 4 0 101 68
Last 5 v.BOS 1-2 29.0 35 14 13 14 22 4 4.03 47
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
2008-05-13 BOS W 6.0 8 3 2 1 7 0 115 52
2007-09-09 BOS ND 5.0 7 2 2 2 5 0 105 48
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:    4-2    Road:    2-1    ExtrInn: 1-0 
 vsRHP:   5-3    vsLHP:   1-0    1-Run:   2-0 
 vsEast:  4-2    vsCntrl: 0-0    vsWest:  2-1  IL: 0-0 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
  9 Wed, Apr 15  @TEX  L   6-19       6-3   2nd  0.5 gb
  8 Tue, Apr 14  @TEX  W   7-5 (10)   6-2   1st  0.5 up
  7 Mon, Apr 13  @TEX  W  10-9        5-2   2nd  0.5 gb
  6 Sun, Apr 12   TBR  L   3-11       4-2   2nd  0.5 gb
  5 Sat, Apr 11   TBR  W   6-0        4-1   2nd  0.5 gb
  4 Fri, Apr 10   TBR  W   5-4        3-1   2nd  0.5 gb
  3 Thu, Apr  9   NYY  L   2-11       2-1   2nd  0.5 gb
  2 Wed, Apr  8   NYY  W   7-5        2-0   1st  0.5 up
  1 Mon, Apr  6   NYY  W  10-5        1-0   1st    Tied
 Last 10: 6-3    Last 20: 6-3    Last 30: 6-3 
RedSox, 3-6, 5th, 4 GB, 2 GB in WC

SP: Brad Penny (31, RHP, 1-0, 4.50)

2009 Gamelogs / 2009 Splits / vs. BAL Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2009 (1-0) 6.0 5 3 3 2 2 2 4.50
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 2-4 33.2 39 28 27 19 18 10 7.22 39
2009-04-11 @LAA W 6.0 5 3 3 2 2 2 86 50
2008-08-13 PHI ND 3.0 6 6 6 2 4 3 69 25
2008-08-08 @SFG W 5.0 1 1 1 3 0 0 76 58
2008-06-14 @DET L 3.2 7 7 7 2 0 2 76 17
2008-06-08 CHC L 6.0 6 3 3 3 5 1 110 50
2008-06-03 COL L 6.0 6 2 2 4 5 0 116 53
2008-05-29 @NYM L 4.0 8 6 5 3 2 2 91 23
Has never faced BAL.
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:    1-2    Road:    2-4    ExtrInn: 0-1 
 vsRHP:   1-3    vsLHP:   2-3    1-Run:   1-3 
 vsEast:  1-2    vsCntrl: 0-0    vsWest:  2-4  IL: 0-0 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
  9 Wed, Apr 15  @OAK  W   8-2        3-6   5th  3.5 gb
  8 Tue, Apr 14  @OAK  L   5-6 (12)   2-6   5th  4.0 gb
  7 Mon, Apr 13  @OAK  L   2-8        2-5   5th  3.5 gb
  6 Sun, Apr 12  @LAA  L   4-5        2-4   5th  2.5 gb
  5 Sat, Apr 11  @LAA  W   5-4        2-3   4th  2.5 gb
  4 Fri, Apr 10  @LAA  L   3-6        1-3   5th  2.5 gb
  3 Thu, Apr  9   TBR  L   3-4        1-2   4th  1.5 gb
  2 Wed, Apr  8   TBR  L   2-7        1-1   3rd  1.0 gb
  1 Tue, Apr  7   TBR  W   5-3        1-0   2nd  0.5 gb
 Last 10: 3-6    Last 20: 3-6    Last 30: 3-6 
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Wed, Sep 03, 2008 BOS  5  BAL  4        W:Justin Masterson (5-4), L: Jim Miller (0-1), S: none
Tue, Sep 02, 2008 BOS 14  BAL  2        W:Jon Lester (13-5), L: Radhames Liz (5-4), S: none
Mon, Sep 01, 2008 BOS  7  BAL  4        W:Paul Byrd (10-11), L: Garrett Olson (8-7), S: Jonathan Papelbon (35)
Wed, Aug 20, 2008 BAL 11  BOS  6        W:Chris Waters (2-0), L: Clay Buchholz (2-9), S: none
Tue, Aug 19, 2008 BOS  7 @BAL  2        W:Daisuke Matsuzaka (15-2), L: Daniel Cabrera (8-8), S: none
Mon, Aug 18, 2008 BOS  6 @BAL  3        W:Jon Lester (12-4), L: Jeremy Guthrie (10-9), S: Jonathan Papelbon (33)
Sun, Jul 13, 2008 BOS  2  BAL  1        W:Daisuke Matsuzaka (10-1), L: Daniel Cabrera (6-5), S: Jonathan Papelbon (28)
Sat, Jul 12, 2008 BOS 12  BAL  1        W:Tim Wakefield (6-6), L: Radhames Liz (3-2), S: none
Fri, Jul 11, 2008 BAL  7 @BOS  3        W:Brian Burres (7-5), L: Clay Buchholz (2-4), S: George Sherrill (28)
Thu, Jun 12, 2008 BOS  9  BAL  2        W:Jon Lester (5-3), L: Jeremy Guthrie (3-7), S: none
Season Series: 2009 -  0-0; 2008 - BOS won 12-6; 2007 - BOS won 12-6; All-Time - BOS leads 1116-917

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

For the 2008 season

Stat

Best

Middle

Worst

RS/G

TEX  5.56

ATL  4.65

SDP  3.93

RA/G

TOR  3.77

HOU  4.61

TEX  5.97

BA

C. Jones  .364

R. Ibanez  .293

J. Towles  .137

OBP

C. Jones  .470

C. Lee  .368

T. Pena  .189

SLG

A. Pujols  .653

G. Dobbs  .491

T. Pena  .209

OPS

A. Pujols  1.114

J. Cust  .851

T. Pena  .398

ERA

J. Santana  2.53

A. Cook  3.96

N. Robertson  6.35

K/9IP

T. Lincecum  10.51

V. Padilla  6.68

L. Hernandez  3.35

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NOTE: Team stats shown are for the 2009 season. Player Stats for the 2008 season. We will switch to 2009 stats on May 1st.

Orioles Batters (6.22 RS/G) vs. RedSox Pitchers (5.00 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 36.Penny
G/S/vB
17.Delcarmen
G/S/vB
48.Lopez*
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/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
12.Andino G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 68/47 .206/.254/.333/.587 .586/.588 .558 7/.762 0/0 2/2
2.Freel G/S/vP 24/1.154 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 3/.333 143/76 .298/.340/.359/.699 .824/.587 .834 12/.444 6/4 0/1
17.Huff* G/S/vP 8/.125 8/.250 10/.800 1/.000 10/.400 6/.833 1/.000 ··· 661/450 .304/.360/.552/.912 .752/.989 .887 39/.855 4/0 32/3
3.Izturis# G/S/vP 9/.347 ··· 4/.833 ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 1/2.000 454/280 .263/.319/.309/.628 .723/.569 .608 31/.502 24/6 1/11
10.Jones G/S/vP ··· 6/.334 2/.000 1/.000 2/3.000 3/.666 ··· ··· 514/380 .270/.311/.400/.711 .660/.728 .708 42/1.230 10/3 9/3
21.Markakis* G/S/vP ··· 10/1.200 12/.350 ··· 12/.833 6/.000 1/.000 ··· 697/474 .306/.406/.491/.897 .843/.923 .958 40/.943 10/7 20/3
16.Moeller G/S/vP ··· ··· 2/1.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 103/71 .231/.311/.330/.640 .498/.700 .801 11/1.091 0/0 1/3
18.Pie* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 93/79 .241/.312/.325/.637 .377/.678 .623 26/.656 3/0 1/0
1.Roberts# G/S/vP ··· 8/.542 11/.364 ··· 7/1.171 9/.611 1/.000 ··· 704/495 .296/.378/.450/.828 .851/.818 .815 41/1.068 40/10 9/8
30.Scott* G/S/vP 3/1.667 4/.250 4/.500 2/.000 4/.000 3/.666 2/1.500 ··· 536/416 .257/.336/.472/.807 .702/.838 .753 34/.969 2/2 23/2
23.Wigginton G/S/vP 20/1.061 3/1.666 2/.500 ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 2/.000 429/311 .285/.350/.526/.876 1.055/.809 .697 28/.530 4/6 23/6
9.Zaun# G/S/vP 3/.000 5/.000 2/.000 ··· 5/1.600 13/.685 ··· ··· 288/228 .237/.340/.359/.700 .562/.734 .537 26/.542 2/1 6/7
IP 94.2 74.1 59.1 88.1 62.0 69.1 71.2 47.0 TOTAL .290/.376/.471/.847 1.032/.810 .909 .847 5/4 10/5
ERA-K/9 6.27/4.8 3.27/8.7 2.43/5.8 3.16/6.9 2.61/8.7 2.34/10.0 2.64/8.8 2.49/11.5 5.02/7.5

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Moeller (15-9-0)
 Zaun (40-14-4)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 426/.304 307/.205 247/.245 365/.216 258/.212 273/.223 295/.222 197/.226 .263  Markakis
 Jones
 Scott
 Wigginton
 Freel
 Pie
 Andino
0/0/156/17
0/129/0/4
106/0/0/3
31/0/0/2
13/23/5/1
1/39/0/1
0/1/0/0
OPS .843 .605 .699 .674 .612 .561 .590 .594 .787
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 206/.876 142/.544 131/.587 178/.787 110/.547 145/.606 139/.745 94/.612 .746
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 220/.812 165/.658 116/.818 187/.572 148/.661 128/.511 156/.455 103/.577 .822
Home 256/.788 157/.532 151/.648 197/.686 127/.722 147/.536 162/.551 121/.607
Last 28d days 24/.837 20/.775 19/.874 26/.641 19/.726 14/.786 17/.243 11/1.364
HR/SB/CS 13/8/3 5/7/0 4/1/3 10/9/1 6/0/1 4/2/0 2/3/1 1/1/1 11/10/3
Usage ·····X·· ··X·X··X ··Xoo·o· ··X···Xo ··X·o··X ··X··X·· ··X··X·o ···X····

NOTE: Team stats shown are for the 2009 season. Player Stats for the 2008 season. We will switch to 2009 stats on May 1st.

RedSox Batters (4.11 RS/G) vs. Orioles Pitchers (7.67 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
56.Eaton
G/S/vB
27.Hendrickson*
G/S/vB
43.Johnson
G/S/vB
37.Ray
G/S/vB
45.Sarfate
G/S/vB
52.Sherrill*
G/S/vB
19.Uehara
G/S/vB
32.Walker*
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
5.Baldelli G/S/vP 4/.000 ··· 3/.333 3/.666 12/.523 ··· 4/.250 1/no AB 2/.000 ··· 3/1.167 90/35 .263/.344/.475/.819 .882/.723 .890 12/.606 0/0 4/1
44.Bay G/S/vP 3/2.334 6/.533 1/2.000 3/2.333 10/.633 3/.000 ··· 4/.000 1/no AB ··· 3/.333 670/507 .286/.373/.522/.895 .852/.907 .913 39/1.237 10/0 31/4
54.Carter* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 20/18 .333/.400/.333/.733 2.000/.583 .774 2/.000 0/0 0/0
7.Drew* G/S/vP 14/.774 ··· ··· 9/1.167 ··· 2/.500 1/no AB 1/.000 2/.000 ··· 7/1.000 456/362 .280/.408/.519/.927 .926/.927 .927 32/.781 4/1 19/4
46.Ellsbury* G/S/vP 14/.517 2/1.000 1/.000 ··· ··· 3/.333 ··· 6/.000 2/.000 ··· 3/.000 609/458 .280/.336/.394/.729 .728/.729 .790 39/.451 50/11 9/0
22.Green G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 2/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· / /// / 13/.657 / /
16.Kottaras* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 5/3 .200/.200/.400/.600 1.500/.000 .600 7/.929 0/0 0/0
25.Lowell G/S/vP 16/.563 1/.000 6/.533 11/.091 8/.500 6/1.267 6/.500 3/.000 2/1.000 ··· 1/.000 468/364 .274/.338/.461/.798 .961/.754 .766 37/.727 2/2 17/10
34.Ortiz* G/S/vP 16/.975 2/.000 19/1.118 ··· 23/.515 3/1.667 6/1.500 3/.667 8/.375 ··· 20/1.289 491/370 .264/.369/.507/.877 .741/.921 .977 41/.499 1/0 23/
15.Pedroia G/S/vP 18/.844 3/.000 5/.000 ··· ··· 1/2.000 ··· 6/.666 2/.500 ··· 4/2.417 726/545 .326/.376/.493/.869 .903/.857 .911 42/.546 20/1 17/6
33.Varitek# G/S/vP 12/.878 1/.000 12/1.278 ··· 18/.528 5/.400 7/.929 6/.334 3/1.334 ··· 15/.673 483/372 .220/.313/.359/.672 .863/.616 .663 28/.806 0/1 13/4
51.Velazquez G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 8/7 .125/.125/.125/.250 .000/.286 .250 2/.000 0/0 0/0
20.Youkilis G/S/vP 23/.611 1/.000 4/.250 ··· 11/.909 7/.762 3/1.167 4/1.833 3/.333 ··· 1/.000 621/492 .312/.390/.569/.958 1.009/.946 1.019 41/1.259 3/5 29/7
IP 190.2 49.0 107.0 133.2 68.2 79.2 53.1 38.0 TOTAL .242/.327/.404/.731 .837/.653 .740 .731 7/2 11/3
ERA-K/9 3.63/5.7 3.49/4.8 /0.0 5.80/4.8 5.45/5.5 2.23/5.0 /0.0 4.74/9.7 4.73/9.8 /0.0 6.87/5.7 6.67/6.2

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Kottaras (0-0-0)
 Varitek (56-16-4)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 796/.242 208/.240 / 478/.310 590/.283 281/.219 / 359/.218 239/.234 / 178/.325 .323  Bay
 Drew
 Ellsbury
 Baldelli
 Youkilis
 Carter
154/0/0/8
0/1/106/6
58/66/36/4
1/0/6/0
0/0/2/0
3/0/0/0
OPS .694 .655 .868 .786 .539 .707 .708 .981 .997
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 412/.706 101/.468 / 256/.887 163/.718 129/.574 / 169/.686 72/.534 / 98/.913 .842
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 384/.682 107/.829 / 222/.846 427/.811 152/.511 / 190/.725 167/.787 / 80/1.066 1.163
Road 392/.635 94/.821 / 252/.863 298/.717 150/.599 / 219/.749 112/.747 / 109/1.161
Last 28d days 51/.749 23/1.162 20/.450 21/1.055 46/.988 18/.794 21/1.160 23/.673 22/1.009 46/.906 10/.600
HR/SB/CS 24/13/4 4/3/1 // 15/4/5 17/16/3 0/3/2 // 8/6/2 6/3/0 // 12/2/1 21/14/2
Usage ·····X·· ·X···X·o ···X··X· ····X··· ·X····X· ··Xo··X· ··X··X·X ··X·X··· ··XX··X· ···X···· ··Xo·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.