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Game Preview: TBR @ BOS, 3:40pm, Saturday, May 9, 2009 @Fenway Park II

Rays, 14-17, 4th, 5½ GB, 3 GB in WC

SP: Scott Kazmir (25, LHP, 3-3, 6.00)

2009 Gamelogs / 2009 Splits / vs. BOS Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2009 (3-3) 33.0 34 24 22 18 28 4 6.00
2008 (12-8) 152.1 123 61 59 70 166 23 3.49
2007 (13-9) 206.2 196 91 80 89 239 18 3.48
Last 7 GS 3-4 38.0 40 28 26 20 36 8 6.16 44
2009-05-04 BAL L 6.1 7 6 6 2 7 1 106 40
2009-04-29 @MIN L 4.0 9 8 6 4 4 0 88 16
2009-04-24 @OAK W 6.0 2 0 0 3 2 0 96 67
2009-04-18 CHW L 4.0 5 6 6 6 5 2 94 27
2009-04-13 NYY W 6.2 6 3 3 0 6 1 100 56
2009-04-08 @BOS W 6.0 5 1 1 3 4 0 111 59
2008-09-25 @DET L 5.0 6 4 4 2 8 4 102 45
Last 5 v.BOS 1-2 24.0 29 20 19 17 18 6 7.12 39
2009-04-08 @BOS W 6.0 5 1 1 3 4 0 111 59
2008-09-15 BOS L 3.0 6 9 9 4 2 4 72 9
2008-09-09 @BOS ND 6.0 5 2 2 3 4 1 108 55
2008-07-02 BOS ND 5.0 7 4 4 4 3 1 107 36
2008-05-04 @BOS L 4.0 6 4 3 3 5 0 90 38
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:    6-7    Road:    8-10   ExtrInn: 1-0 
 vsRHP:  12-9    vsLHP:   2-8    1-Run:   3-5 
 vsEast: 10-8    vsCntrl: 2-5    vsWest:  2-4  IL: 0-0 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 31 Fri, May  8  @BOS  L   3-7       14-17  4th  5.5 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
 Last 10: 6-4    Last 20: 9-11   Last 30:14-16
RedSox, 19-11, 1st, Tied

SP: Jon Lester (25, LHP, 2-2, 5.11)

2009 Gamelogs / 2009 Splits / vs. TBR Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2009 (2-2) 37.0 42 21 21 12 43 7 5.11
2008 (16-6) 210.1 202 78 75 66 152 14 3.21
2007 (4-0) 63.0 61 33 32 31 50 10 4.57
Last 7 GS 3-2 43.0 44 22 22 13 47 7 4.60 52
2009-05-04 @NYY W 7.0 6 3 3 2 10 2 111 61
2009-04-29 @CLE ND 6.0 7 5 5 3 7 2 109 42
2009-04-24 NYY ND 6.0 7 2 2 3 7 0 114 54
2009-04-19 BAL W 7.0 4 0 0 2 9 0 108 76
2009-04-13 @OAK L 6.0 10 6 6 0 5 2 106 33
2009-04-08 TBR L 5.0 8 5 5 2 5 1 94 34
2008-09-25 CLE W 6.0 2 1 1 1 4 0 86 67
Last 5 v.TBR 3-1 28.2 34 11 11 12 29 3 3.45 51
2009-04-08 TBR L 5.0 8 5 5 2 5 1 94 34
2008-09-08 TBR W 7.2 6 0 0 3 9 0 119 73
2008-06-05 TBR W 6.1 8 1 1 0 5 0 108 58
2008-05-04 TBR W 6.0 4 1 1 3 5 1 112 62
2007-09-12 TBD ND 3.2 8 4 4 4 5 1 93 30
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   12-3    Road:    7-8    ExtrInn: 2-1 
 vsRHP:  12-8    vsLHP:   7-3    1-Run:   4-4 
 vsEast: 12-5    vsCntrl: 5-2    vsWest:  2-4  IL: 0-0 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 30 Fri, May  8   TBR  W   7-3       19-11  1st    Tied
 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
 Last 10: 6-4    Last 20:15-5    Last 30:19-11
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Fri, May 08, 2009 BOS  7  TBR  3        W:Brad Penny (3-1), L: James Shields (3-3), S: none
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
Season Series: 2009 - TBR leads 5-3; 2008 - TBR won 10-8; 2007 - BOS won 13-5; All-Time - BOS leads 122-73

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  6.03

CHC  4.79

ARI  3.63

RA/G

KCR  3.80

TOR  4.69

NYY  6.14

BA

  

  

  

OBP

  

  

  

SLG

  

  

  

OPS

  

  

  

ERA

Z. Greinke  .40

R. Oswalt  4.26

J. Contreras  8.19

K/9IP

J. Santana  12.24

M. Cain  6.63

J. Pineiro  2.98

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Rays Batters (4.90 RS/G) vs. RedSox Pitchers (4.87 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 31.Lester*
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
36.Penny
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 6/1.000 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 11/1.090 11/.899 1/2.000 5/1.400 11/.586 2/.500 5/.400 6/1.834 2/.000 2/.000 115/80 .355/.395/.523/.918 .924/.913 .892 95/.933 6/1 4/2
5.Burrell G/S/vP 6/.167 4/.250 1/.000 4/1.500 6/.000 3/1.167 3/.000 51/.713 1/.000 2/1.000 117/81 .242/.350/.313/.664 .667/.659 .660 100/.729 0/0 1/
13.Crawford* G/S/vP 18/.686 9/1.903 1/.000 9/1.000 6/.167 8/.250 11/.573 9/1.903 3/.666 1/2.000 141/95 .317/.383/.421/.804 .607/.903 .891 119/.832 21/0 1/0
26.Gross* G/S/vP 3/.000 5/.600 1/.000 6/.833 10/1.700 ··· 5/.000 6/.900 4/.750 3/.666 59/56 .265/.390/.367/.757 1.667/.715 .805 47/.829 1/1 1/0
41.Hernandez G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/no AB ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 6/.334 ··· 1/2.000 22/14 .333/.333/.524/.857 .714/.929 .286 22/.857 1/1 1/0
1.Iwamura* G/S/vP 25/1.006 13/.672 1/.000 8/1.333 7/1.964 4/.833 7/.000 6/.500 6/.334 1/.000 117/85 .274/.333/.377/.711 1.004/.603 .714 96/.683 5/0 0/4
27.Kapler G/S/vP 2/.500 1/.000 ··· 1/3.000 1/.000 1/2.000 ··· 7/1.715 ··· 1/.000 46/15 .214/.283/.357/.640 .906/.133 .789 37/.642 2/0 0/1
3.Longoria G/S/vP 9/.777 5/.650 1/5.000 3/1.167 11/.637 5/.400 ··· 6/.333 4/.000 2/2.500 129/95 .362/.411/.741/1.152 1.092/1.174 1.225 107/1.051 2/0 10/2
30.Navarro# G/S/vP 12/.639 12/.334 ··· 4/.500 11/.311 4/.000 8/1.000 ··· 3/.000 1/.000 97/67 .187/.213/.264/.477 .269/.554 .463 81/.445 1/0 1/1
23.Pena* G/S/vP 22/1.160 9/1.389 1/2.000 9/1.222 11/1.878 8/.900 4/1.833 9/.555 1/no AB 3/.000 132/92 .257/.364/.664/1.027 1.081/1.004 .842 111/1.085 0/1 13/5
2.Upton G/S/vP 20/.689 8/1.125 1/.000 3/.000 10/1.289 5/.000 6/.167 7/.143 3/.000 1/.000 108/84 .152/.269/.196/.464 .450/.467 .380 108/.464 7/1 0/0
18.Zobrist# G/S/vP 4/.833 4/.750 1/.000 3/1.000 ··· 2/2.000 2/.000 3/.333 2/.000 1/.000 69/45 .274/.348/.597/.945 1.199/.798 .987 61/.990 2/1 5/0
IP 37.0 15.1 8.0 9.2 29.0 14.2 13.0 30.0 16.0 11.0 TOTAL .268/.341/.449/.790 .820/.777 .796 .788 48/6 39/19
ERA-K/9 5.11/10.5 0.59/7.6 3.38/7.9 10.24/2.8 5.28/8.1 3.68/11.0 1.38/10.4 6.90/4.8 0.56/4.5 4.09/9.0 4.65/7.7

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 159/.290 67/.218 32/.172 56/.422 128/.284 64/.189 59/.224 144/.306 57/.137 49/.289 .266
OPS .829 .634 .640 1.149 .728 .638 .651 .906 .463 .815 .771
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 47/.744 40/.542 13/.237 23/1.121 81/.794 28/.379 33/.496 77/.968 39/.521 26/.431 .740
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 112/.864 27/.771 19/.925 33/1.167 47/.612 36/.857 26/.852 67/.835 18/.343 23/1.285 .804
Home 76/.719 36/.441 14/.548 29/1.378 79/.657 29/.849 29/.452 72/.929 30/.419 25/.628
Last 28d days 136/.791 59/.682 32/.640 47/1.182 116/.690 56/.599 48/.565 120/.920 44/.536 45/.772
HR/SB/CS 7/1/5 0/3/1 2/0/0 1/1/0 2/5/2 2/0/0 1/3/0 5/8/0 1/3/0 2/2/0 31/38/8
Usage ····X··· ·o···X·X ··X··o·· ·oX····· ··X····X X··X··X· o···X··· X····X·· o···oooo ·o·o··X·
RedSox Batters (5.87 RS/G) vs. Rays Pitchers (4.68 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 19.Kazmir*
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 2/.000 2/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 33/24 .179/.303/.393/.696 1.194/.500 1.169 33/.696 0/0 1/1
5.Baldelli G/S/vP 3/.666 ··· 6/1.500 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 3/1.167 ··· 18/2 .235/.278/.235/.513 .579/.000 .400 10/.311 0/0 0/0
44.Bay G/S/vP 14/.940 2/.000 9/.222 2/1.500 1/no AB 2/1.000 1/.000 1/.000 24/.589 130/97 .323/.477/.677/1.154 1.114/1.169 1.106 110/1.104 4/0 9/0
7.Drew* G/S/vP 8/.679 6/.333 5/.200 10/1.271 1/.000 2/1.500 ··· 3/.000 10/.200 110/80 .250/.373/.489/.862 .867/.860 .924 98/.929 0/1 4/1
46.Ellsbury* G/S/vP 17/.647 7/.786 7/1.143 7/.572 1/.000 3/.000 4/1.250 3/1.000 3/.000 130/94 .295/.326/.361/.686 .485/.764 .809 108/.723 15/3 1/0
22.Green G/S/vP ··· 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 42/.928 8/1.625 11/.808 5/1.800 7/.929 2/1.000 2/1.500 2/5.000 18/.364 123/95 .308/.341/.564/.906 .921/.902 1.043 103/.941 0/0 6/3
23.Lugo G/S/vP 20/.461 10/1.467 7/1.238 5/.200 ··· ··· 1/.000 1/no AB 3/.000 26/22 .333/.385/.417/.801 2.000/.568 1.200 26/.801 0/0 0/1
34.Ortiz* G/S/vP 47/.664 7/.453 6/1.334 13/.584 1/.000 2/.500 16/.480 17/.879 10/.633 133/89 .220/.331/.321/.652 .527/.715 .683 112/.694 0/1 0/
15.Pedroia G/S/vP 33/1.477 8/.708 7/1.143 11/.705 1/.000 2/2.000 3/.333 3/1.167 6/.000 142/99 .336/.423/.434/.857 .644/.951 .981 120/.887 4/3 1/1
33.Varitek# G/S/vP 41/.723 11/.091 5/.650 4/.500 2/.000 ··· 10/1.089 4/1.833 8/.625 95/77 .232/.326/.451/.778 .922/.745 .889 80/.726 0/0 4/1
20.Youkilis G/S/vP 45/.649 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 88/1.231 1/0 6/1
IP 33.0 11.1 21.2 12.1 13.1 28.2 8.2 10.2 10.1 TOTAL .282/.372/.464/.837 .798/.852 .934 .856 25/10 34/18
ERA-K/9 6.00/7.6 7.15/8.8 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 4.62/6.6

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 149/.264 57/.283 93/.276 56/.298 58/.188 134/.277 36/.273 45/.268 44/.262 .258
OPS .782 .751 .713 .829 .673 .833 .758 .806 .891 .758
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 41/.852 23/.741 53/.669 15/1.149 38/.599 74/.695 18/1.069 24/.447 19/1.158 .735
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 108/.754 34/.758 40/.771 41/.707 20/.807 60/.994 18/.458 21/1.213 25/.675 .780
Road 71/.716 33/.838 58/.519 36/.665 31/.624 88/.744 15/.872 20/.579 23/.581
Last 28d days 124/.821 53/.815 78/.785 46/.777 43/.686 107/.815 31/.667 39/.830 41/.958
HR/SB/CS 4/0/1 0/3/0 1/0/0 1/1/0 2/2/0 4/8/2 1/3/1 2/1/0 4/1/0 33/21/7
Usage ····X··· X·o·o·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.