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Game Preview: TBR @ BOS, 7:10pm, Friday, May 8, 2009 @Fenway Park II

Rays, 14-16, 3rd, 5½ GB, 4½ GB in WC

SP: James Shields (27, RHP, 3-2, 3.51)

2009 Gamelogs / 2009 Splits / vs. BOS Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2009 (3-2) 41.0 36 16 16 13 23 6 3.51
2008 (14-8) 215.0 208 94 85 40 160 24 3.56
2007 (12-8) 215.0 202 98 92 36 184 28 3.85
Last 7 GS 3-2 42.0 36 16 16 13 23 6 3.43 54
2009-05-03 BOS W 7.1 6 2 2 2 6 0 102 62
2009-04-28 @MIN ND 6.2 7 3 3 4 4 1 100 48
2009-04-23 @SEA L 7.1 4 1 1 1 4 1 102 69
2009-04-17 CHW W 7.1 7 5 5 2 4 2 101 46
2009-04-12 @BAL W 7.0 3 0 0 1 3 0 88 73
2009-04-07 @BOS L 5.1 9 5 5 3 2 2 101 29
2008-09-28 @DET ND 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 53
Last 5 v.BOS 2-3 23.2 33 20 20 9 18 4 7.61 39
2009-05-03 BOS W 7.1 6 2 2 2 6 0 102 62
2009-04-07 @BOS L 5.1 9 5 5 3 2 2 101 29
2008-06-30 BOS W 6.1 5 2 2 1 5 1 104 59
2008-06-05 @BOS L 1.0 3 4 4 0 2 1 27 33
2008-05-03 @BOS L 3.2 10 7 7 3 3 0 98 13
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:    6-7    Road:    8-9    ExtrInn: 1-0 
 vsRHP:  12-8    vsLHP:   2-8    1-Run:   3-5 
 vsEast: 10-7    vsCntrl: 2-5    vsWest:  2-4  IL: 0-0 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 30 Thu, May  7  @NYY  W   8-6       14-16  3rd  5.5 gb
 29 Wed, May  6  @NYY  W   4-3 (10)  13-16  4th  6.5 gb
 28 Tue, May  5   BAL  W   6-3       12-16  4th  6.5 gb
 27 Mon, May  4   BAL  L   4-8       11-16  4th  6.5 gb
 26 Sun, May  3   BOS  W   5-3       11-15  4th  6.5 gb
 25 Sat, May  2   BOS  L   6-10      10-15  4th  6.5 gb
 24 Fri, May  1   BOS  W   6-2       10-14  4th  5.5 gb
 23 Thu, Apr 30   BOS  W  13-0        9-14  5th  5.5 gb
 22 Wed, Apr 29  @MIN  L   3-8        8-14  5th  6.5 gb
 21 Tue, Apr 28  @MIN  L   3-4        8-13  5th  6.5 gb
 Last 10: 6-4    Last 20:10-10   Last 30:14-16
RedSox, 18-11, 2nd, 1 GB, 3 up in WC

SP: Brad Penny (31, RHP, 2-1, 7.61)

2009 Gamelogs / 2009 Splits / vs. TBR Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2009 (2-1) 23.2 30 24 20 13 14 5 7.61
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 31.2 37 31 27 18 18 8 7.67 38
2009-05-03 @TBR L 6.0 6 3 3 2 8 0 110 54
2009-04-28 @CLE ND 2.2 7 7 4 3 1 1 89 20
2009-04-22 MIN W 6.0 6 3 2 1 2 1 89 51
2009-04-17 BAL ND 3.0 6 8 8 5 1 1 85 11
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
Last 5 v.TBR 1-3 24.0 23 12 12 6 17 1 4.50 51
2009-05-03 @TBR L 6.0 6 3 3 2 8 0 110 54
2004-07-03 TBD L 6.0 7 5 5 3 1 0 96 36
2001-07-07 @TBD L 5.0 9 4 4 1 3 1 90 35
2001-06-16 TBD W 7.0 1 0 0 0 5 0 72 80
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   11-3    Road:    7-8    ExtrInn: 2-1 
 vsRHP:  11-8    vsLHP:   7-3    1-Run:   4-4 
 vsEast: 11-5    vsCntrl: 5-2    vsWest:  2-4  IL: 0-0 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 29 Thu, May  7   CLE  W  13-3       18-11  2nd  1.0 gb
 28 Wed, May  6   CLE  L   2-9       17-11  2nd  2.0 gb
 27 Tue, May  5  @NYY  W   7-3       17-10  2nd  1.0 gb
 26 Mon, May  4  @NYY  W   6-4       16-10  2nd  1.0 gb
 25 Sun, May  3  @TBR  L   3-5       15-10  2nd  2.0 gb
 24 Sat, May  2  @TBR  W  10-6       15-9   2nd  1.0 gb
 23 Fri, May  1  @TBR  L   2-6       14-9   2nd  1.0 gb
 22 Thu, Apr 30  @TBR  L   0-13      14-8   1st    Tied
 21 Wed, Apr 29  @CLE  W   6-5 (10)  14-7   1st    Tied
 20 Tue, Apr 28  @CLE  L   8-9       13-7   2nd  1.0 gb
 Last 10: 5-5    Last 20:15-5    Last 30:18-11
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Sun, May 03, 2009 TBR  5  BOS  3        W:James Shields (3-2), L: Brad Penny (2-1), S: Troy Percival (3)
Sat, May 02, 2009 BOS 10 @TBR  6        W:Tim Wakefield (3-1), L: Jeff Niemann (2-3), S: none
Fri, May 01, 2009 TBR  6  BOS  2        W:Andy Sonnanstine (1-3), L: Justin Masterson (2-1), S: none
Thu, Apr 30, 2009 TBR 13  BOS  0        W:Matt Garza (2-2), L: Josh Beckett (2-2), S: none
Thu, Apr 09, 2009 TBR  4 @BOS  3        W:Matt Garza (1-0), L: Daisuke Matsuzaka (0-1), S: Troy Percival (1)
Wed, Apr 08, 2009 TBR  7 @BOS  2        W:Scott Kazmir (1-0), L: Jon Lester (0-1), S: Grant Balfour (1)
Tue, Apr 07, 2009 BOS  5  TBR  3        W:Josh Beckett (1-0), L: James Shields (0-1), S: Jonathan Papelbon (1)

Wed, Sep 17, 2008 TBR 10  BOS  3        W:Grant Balfour (5-2), L: Tim Wakefield (9-11), S: none
Tue, Sep 16, 2008 TBR  2  BOS  1        W:Dan Wheeler (5-5), L: Justin Masterson (6-5), S: none
Mon, Sep 15, 2008 BOS 13 @TBR  5        W:Daisuke Matsuzaka (17-2), L: Scott Kazmir (11-7), S: none
Season Series: 2009 - TBR leads 5-2; 2008 - TBR won 10-8; 2007 - BOS won 13-5; All-Time - BOS leads 121-73

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

TOR  6.13

CHC  4.89

ARI  3.62

RA/G

KCR  3.79

CHC  4.68

NYY  6.36

BA

  

  

  

OBP

  

  

  

SLG

  

  

  

OPS

  

  

  

ERA

Z. Greinke  .40

J. Peavy  4.27

C. Silva  8.48

K/9IP

J. Santana  12.24

K. Davies  6.68

J. Pineiro  2.70

Baseball-Reference.com-- Baseball's History: 1871-Now

Rays Batters (4.97 RS/G) vs. RedSox Pitchers (4.93 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 36.Penny
G/S/vB
17.Delcarmen
G/S/vB
62.Jones*
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
16.Aybar# G/S/vP ··· 2/.500 ··· 3/2.000 4/1.250 3/.333 2/.000 2/1.500 ··· 34/18 .194/.235/.258/.493 .536/.458 .697 29/.387 0/0 0/0
8.Bartlett G/S/vP 3/1.667 11/.899 1/2.000 5/1.400 11/.586 2/.500 4/.000 2/.000 2/.000 111/76 .340/.382/.495/.877 .924/.854 .825 95/.878 6/1 4/2
5.Burrell G/S/vP 48/.715 4/.250 1/.000 4/1.500 6/.000 2/1.000 3/.000 1/.000 2/1.000 113/78 .240/.345/.313/.658 .650/.659 .649 100/.693 0/0 1/
13.Crawford* G/S/vP 6/1.267 9/1.903 1/.000 9/1.000 6/.167 7/.286 10/.633 3/.666 1/2.000 136/91 .306/.375/.388/.763 .621/.837 .827 118/.774 20/0 1/0
26.Gross* G/S/vP 3/1.167 5/.600 1/.000 6/.833 10/1.700 ··· 5/.000 4/.750 3/.666 56/53 .261/.393/.370/.762 1.667/.718 .819 48/.842 1/1 1/0
41.Hernandez G/S/vP 3/.000 ··· 1/no AB ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/2.000 18/10 .353/.353/.588/.941 .714/1.100 .000 18/.941 1/1 1/0
1.Iwamura* G/S/vP 3/1.000 13/.672 1/.000 8/1.333 7/1.964 4/.833 7/.000 5/.400 1/.000 113/81 .284/.345/.392/.737 1.004/.634 .761 96/.683 5/0 0/4
27.Kapler G/S/vP 7/1.715 1/.000 ··· 1/3.000 1/.000 1/2.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 46/15 .214/.283/.357/.640 .906/.133 .789 37/.642 2/0 0/1
3.Longoria G/S/vP 3/.333 5/.650 1/5.000 3/1.167 11/.637 4/.500 ··· 4/.000 2/2.500 125/92 .368/.416/.754/1.170 1.127/1.186 1.257 107/1.078 2/0 10/2
30.Navarro# G/S/vP ··· 12/.334 ··· 4/.500 11/.311 4/.000 8/1.000 3/.000 1/.000 97/67 .187/.213/.264/.477 .269/.554 .463 85/.485 1/0 1/1
23.Pena* G/S/vP 6/.833 9/1.389 1/2.000 9/1.222 11/1.878 7/1.071 4/1.833 1/no AB 3/.000 128/89 .266/.375/.688/1.063 1.112/1.042 .893 111/1.105 0/1 13/5
2.Upton G/S/vP 3/.000 8/1.125 1/.000 3/.000 10/1.289 5/.000 5/.200 3/.000 1/.000 103/79 .159/.272/.205/.476 .450/.483 .398 103/.476 7/1 0/0
18.Zobrist# G/S/vP 3/.333 4/.750 1/.000 3/1.000 ··· 2/2.000 2/.000 1/.000 1/.000 68/44 .279/.353/.607/.959 1.199/.818 1.014 60/1.008 2/1 5/0
IP 23.2 15.1 8.0 9.2 29.0 13.2 12.0 15.1 11.0 TOTAL .269/.342/.450/.792 .826/.777 .800 .783 47/6 39/19
ERA-K/9 7.61/5.3 0.59/7.6 3.38/7.9 10.24/2.8 5.28/8.1 3.95/11.2 1.50/9.8 0.59/4.7 4.09/9.0 4.70/7.8

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 116/.303 67/.218 32/.172 56/.422 128/.284 60/.200 55/.222 55/.143 49/.289 .266
OPS .913 .634 .640 1.149 .728 .662 .663 .481 .815 .773
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 65/.976 40/.542 13/.237 23/1.121 81/.794 26/.410 32/.513 37/.552 26/.431 .744
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 51/.833 27/.771 19/.925 33/1.167 47/.612 34/.869 23/.879 18/.343 23/1.285 .803
Home 44/.962 36/.441 14/.548 29/1.378 79/.657 25/.940 25/.442 28/.450 25/.628
Last 28d days 116/.913 59/.682 32/.640 47/1.182 116/.690 52/.622 52/.706 48/.557 45/.772
HR/SB/CS 5/7/0 0/3/1 2/0/0 1/1/0 2/5/2 2/0/0 1/3/0 1/3/0 2/2/0 31/37/8
Usage ····X··· o···X·X· ·X··o··X oX·····X ·X····X· ··X··X·· ···X···· ···oooo· o·o··X·X
RedSox Batters (5.83 RS/G) vs. Rays Pitchers (4.60 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 33.Shields
G/S/vB
50.Balfour
G/S/vB
31.Cormier
G/S/vB
39.Howell*
G/S/vB
46.Nelson
G/S/vB
34.Niemann
G/S/vB
40.Percival
G/S/vB
52.Shouse*
G/S/vB
35.Wheeler
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
55.Bailey G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 29/20 .167/.310/.333/.644 1.194/.375 1.232 29/.644 0/0 1/1
5.Baldelli G/S/vP ··· ··· 6/1.500 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 3/1.167 ··· 18/2 .235/.278/.235/.513 .579/.000 .400 14/.516 0/0 0/0
44.Bay G/S/vP 6/.533 1/.000 9/.222 2/1.500 1/no AB 2/1.000 1/.000 1/.000 24/.589 126/93 .316/.476/.653/1.129 1.114/1.135 1.051 110/1.157 4/0 8/0
7.Drew* G/S/vP 21/1.179 5/.400 5/.200 10/1.271 1/.000 2/1.500 ··· 3/.000 10/.200 106/76 .250/.377/.466/.843 .867/.833 .887 94/.911 0/1 3/1
46.Ellsbury* G/S/vP 18/.398 6/.367 7/1.143 7/.572 1/.000 3/.000 4/1.250 3/1.000 3/.000 125/89 .291/.323/.350/.673 .485/.750 .791 107/.700 15/3 1/0
22.Green G/S/vP 3/.000 2/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 2/2.000 1/.000 1/3.000 ··· 79/54 .278/.342/.417/.758 .628/.819 .874 79/.758 1/2 1/6
16.Kottaras* G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 2/3.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· 30/20 .160/.267/.240/.507 .300/.617 .293 27/.487 0/0 0/0
25.Lowell G/S/vP 19/.684 7/1.571 11/.808 5/1.800 7/.929 2/1.000 2/1.500 2/5.000 18/.364 119/91 .292/.328/.549/.876 .921/.864 .990 103/.921 0/0 6/3
23.Lugo G/S/vP 16/.713 9/1.378 7/1.238 5/.200 ··· ··· 1/.000 1/no AB 3/.000 22/18 .350/.409/.450/.859 2.000/.583 1.667 22/.859 0/0 0/1
34.Ortiz* G/S/vP 21/1.423 5/.650 6/1.334 13/.584 1/.000 2/.500 16/.480 17/.879 10/.633 128/84 .229/.336/.333/.669 .527/.747 .722 111/.688 0/1 0/
15.Pedroia G/S/vP 18/1.188 6/.167 7/1.143 11/.705 1/.000 2/2.000 3/.333 3/1.167 6/.000 137/94 .316/.409/.419/.828 .644/.913 .930 119/.822 4/3 1/1
33.Varitek# G/S/vP 16/.521 10/.100 5/.650 4/.500 2/.000 ··· 10/1.089 4/1.833 8/.625 91/73 .231/.330/.462/.791 .922/.760 .926 79/.779 0/0 4/1
20.Youkilis G/S/vP 26/.405 5/1.850 9/1.083 12/1.542 ··· 2/.500 3/.666 4/2.500 6/1.833 109/70 .393/.505/.719/1.224 1.364/1.149 1.426 92/1.191 1/0 6/1
IP 41.0 9.1 21.2 12.1 13.1 28.2 8.2 10.2 10.1 TOTAL .278/.371/.457/.828 .798/.840 .923 .848 25/10 32/18
ERA-K/9 3.51/5.0 6.75/8.7 2.91/3.3 3.65/11.0 3.38/9.5 5.65/5.0 2.08/4.1 3.38/5.0 7.84/8.7 4.52/6.5

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 167/.235 46/.229 93/.276 56/.298 58/.188 134/.277 36/.273 45/.268 44/.262 .252
OPS .705 .677 .713 .829 .673 .833 .758 .806 .891 .747
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 82/.783 18/.778 53/.669 15/1.149 38/.599 74/.695 18/1.069 24/.447 19/1.158 .734
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 85/.630 28/.607 40/.771 41/.707 20/.807 60/.994 18/.458 21/1.213 25/.675 .758
Road 108/.714 22/.742 58/.519 36/.665 31/.624 88/.744 15/.872 20/.579 23/.581
Last 28d days 140/.613 42/.751 78/.785 46/.777 52/.666 134/.833 31/.667 42/.817 41/.958
HR/SB/CS 6/1/1 0/3/0 1/0/0 1/1/0 2/2/0 4/8/2 1/3/1 2/1/0 4/1/0 31/21/7
Usage ····X··· ·o·o·X·X X····X·· Xo··o·X· oo·X·oX· X····X·· ·Xo·oo·· ooo··X·· oo··o·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.