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Game Preview: TBR @ BOS, 8:05pm, Sunday, May 10, 2009 @Fenway Park II

Rays, 15-17, 3rd, 5½ GB, 4½ GB in WC

SP: Matt Garza (25, 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 24 17 16 17 36 5 3.51
2008 (11-9) 184.2 170 83 76 59 128 19 3.70
2007 (5-7) 83.0 96 44 34 32 67 8 3.69
Last 7 GS 3-2 46.0 28 20 19 19 39 6 3.72 58
2009-05-05 BAL W 8.0 4 3 2 2 2 2 99 64
2009-04-30 BOS W 7.2 1 0 0 1 10 0 108 86
2009-04-25 @OAK L 5.2 4 4 4 4 6 1 107 47
2009-04-19 CHW L 5.2 6 7 7 5 4 1 98 28
2009-04-14 NYY ND 7.0 5 2 2 2 9 1 112 66
2009-04-09 @BOS W 7.0 4 1 1 3 5 0 107 67
2008-09-27 @DET ND 5.0 4 3 3 2 3 1 74 48
Last 5 v.BOS 3-1 31.2 21 12 9 8 24 4 2.56 59
2009-04-30 BOS W 7.2 1 0 0 1 10 0 108 86
2009-04-09 @BOS W 7.0 4 1 1 3 5 0 107 67
2008-09-17 BOS ND 4.2 5 3 3 2 3 2 75 43
2008-07-01 BOS W 7.0 5 1 0 0 3 0 102 68
2008-06-03 @BOS L 5.1 6 7 5 2 3 2 96 33
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:    6-7    Road:    9-10   ExtrInn: 1-0 
 vsRHP:  12-9    vsLHP:   3-8    1-Run:   3-5 
 vsEast: 11-8    vsCntrl: 2-5    vsWest:  2-4  IL: 0-0 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 32 Sat, May  9  @BOS  W  14-5       15-17  3rd  5.5 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
 Last 10: 7-3    Last 20:10-10   Last 30:14-16
RedSox, 19-12, 2nd, 1 GB, 2 up in WC

SP: Josh Beckett (29, RHP, 3-2, 6.75)

2009 Gamelogs / 2009 Splits / vs. TBR Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2009 (3-2) 34.2 46 27 26 17 36 4 6.75
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 3-3 40.2 53 31 30 18 42 4 6.64 43
2009-05-05 @NYY W 6.0 10 3 3 1 5 1 108 44
2009-04-30 @TBR L 4.2 10 7 7 3 8 1 113 21
2009-04-25 NYY ND 5.0 10 8 8 4 3 2 116 14
2009-04-18 BAL W 6.0 6 4 3 4 5 0 105 47
2009-04-12 @LAA L 6.0 8 4 4 2 5 0 103 43
2009-04-07 TBR W 7.0 2 1 1 3 10 0 93 76
2008-09-22 CLE L 6.0 7 4 4 1 6 0 105 55
Last 5 v.TBR 2-1 31.2 28 11 11 9 37 2 3.13 59
2009-04-30 @TBR L 4.2 10 7 7 3 8 1 113 21
2009-04-07 TBR W 7.0 2 1 1 3 10 0 93 76
2008-09-16 @TBR ND 8.0 3 1 1 1 7 1 95 78
2008-09-10 TBR ND 6.0 6 1 1 2 7 0 84 61
2008-06-04 TBR W 6.0 7 1 1 0 5 0 92 59
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   12-4    Road:    7-8    ExtrInn: 2-1 
 vsRHP:  12-8    vsLHP:   7-4    1-Run:   4-4 
 vsEast: 12-6    vsCntrl: 5-2    vsWest:  2-4  IL: 0-0 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 31 Sat, May  9   TBR  L   5-14      19-12  2nd  1.0 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
 Last 10: 5-5    Last 20:14-6    Last 30:18-12
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Sat, May 09, 2009 TBR 14 @BOS  5        W:Scott Kazmir (4-3), L: Jon Lester (2-3), S: Lance Cormier (1)
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
Season Series: 2009 - TBR leads 6-3; 2008 - TBR won 10-8; 2007 - BOS won 13-5; All-Time - BOS leads 122-74

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

WSN  4.90

SFG  3.52

RA/G

KCR  3.71

TBR  4.69

NYY  6.33

BA

  

  

  

OBP

  

  

  

SLG

  

  

  

OPS

  

  

  

ERA

Z. Greinke  .51

R. Ohlendorf  4.14

J. Moyer  7.26

K/9IP

J. Santana  12.24

S. Richmond  6.81

J. Pineiro  2.98

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Rays Batters (5.19 RS/G) vs. RedSox Pitchers (5.16 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 19.Beckett
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 3/2.000 3/1.667 ··· 3/2.000 4/1.250 3/.333 2/.000 ··· 2/1.500 ··· 35/19 .219/.257/.313/.570 .536/.596 .853 29/.493 0/0 0/0
8.Bartlett G/S/vP 23/.757 11/.899 1/2.000 6/1.167 11/.586 2/.500 5/.400 6/1.834 2/.000 3/.333 120/81 .351/.395/.514/.908 .877/.920 .879 95/.872 6/1 4/2
5.Burrell G/S/vP 46/.478 4/.250 1/.000 5/1.150 6/.000 3/1.167 3/.000 51/.713 1/.000 3/.666 122/82 .250/.352/.317/.670 .706/.650 .670 100/.703 1/0 1/
13.Crawford* G/S/vP 29/.680 9/1.903 2/1.500 10/1.200 6/.167 8/.250 11/.573 9/1.903 3/.666 1/2.000 146/95 .331/.397/.446/.843 .736/.903 .952 119/.862 21/0 1/1
26.Gross* G/S/vP 20/.435 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 43/.843 1/1 1/0
41.Hernandez G/S/vP 3/2.334 ··· 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 30/.919 13/.672 2/.000 9/1.158 7/1.964 4/.833 7/.000 6/.500 6/.334 2/.000 122/86 .282/.336/.391/.727 1.035/.600 .741 96/.666 6/0 0/4
27.Kapler G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 1/2.000 1/3.000 1/.000 1/2.000 ··· 7/1.715 ··· 1/.000 49/15 .222/.286/.356/.641 .882/.133 .774 39/.660 2/0 0/1
3.Longoria G/S/vP 18/.834 6/.533 2/5.000 4/1.000 11/.637 5/.400 ··· 6/.333 4/.000 2/2.500 135/96 .367/.415/.767/1.181 1.234/1.161 1.267 108/1.043 2/0 11/3
30.Navarro# G/S/vP 23/.310 13/.308 1/.000 4/.500 11/.311 4/.000 8/1.000 ··· 3/.000 2/.000 102/69 .188/.212/.260/.473 .310/.538 .459 81/.431 1/0 1/1
23.Pena* G/S/vP 25/.558 9/1.389 2/2.500 10/1.100 11/1.878 8/.900 4/1.833 9/.555 1/no AB 3/.000 137/92 .254/.358/.653/1.010 1.022/1.004 .826 111/1.064 0/1 13/5
2.Upton G/S/vP 15/.800 9/1.000 2/1.000 4/.250 10/1.289 5/.000 6/.167 7/.143 3/.000 1/.000 114/85 .165/.281/.206/.487 .562/.462 .435 114/.487 7/1 0/0
18.Zobrist# G/S/vP ··· 4/.750 1/.000 4/.750 ··· 2/2.000 2/.000 3/.333 2/.000 2/1.000 71/46 .281/.352/.594/.946 1.150/.826 .987 58/.950 2/1 5/0
IP 34.2 16.1 8.2 11.2 29.0 14.2 13.0 30.0 16.0 12.0 TOTAL .274/.345/.455/.800 .850/.777 .813 .778 50/6 40/21
ERA-K/9 6.75/9.3 0.55/7.7 7.27/7.2 9.26/3.8 5.28/8.1 3.68/11.0 1.38/10.4 6.90/4.8 0.56/4.5 4.50/8.2 4.95/7.7

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 164/.315 71/.220 39/.257 64/.392 128/.284 64/.189 59/.224 144/.306 57/.137 54/.292 .272
OPS .857 .643 .830 1.080 .728 .638 .651 .906 .463 .812 .782
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 109/.880 42/.595 16/.583 26/1.110 81/.794 28/.379 33/.496 77/.968 39/.521 29/.464 .755
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 55/.813 29/.713 23/1.014 38/1.059 47/.612 36/.857 26/.852 67/.835 18/.343 25/1.250 .810
Home 83/.758 40/.475 21/.937 37/1.214 79/.657 29/.849 29/.452 72/.929 30/.419 30/.646
Last 28d days 112/1.009 60/.627 39/.830 54/1.119 116/.690 52/.541 48/.565 120/.920 44/.536 50/.772
HR/SB/CS 4/4/0 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 32/40/8
Usage ····X··· o·o···X· X··X··o· X·oX···· ···X···· ·X··X··X ·o···X·· ·X····X· ·o···ooo X·o·o··X
RedSox Batters (5.84 RS/G) vs. Rays Pitchers (4.69 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 22.Garza
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 2/.000 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 37/25 .194/.324/.387/.711 1.200/.478 1.109 37/.711 0/0 1/2
5.Baldelli G/S/vP ··· ··· 8/1.089 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 3/1.167 ··· 23/4 .273/.304/.409/.713 .868/.000 .733 14/.747 0/0 1/0
44.Bay G/S/vP 6/.667 2/.000 11/.182 2/1.500 1/no AB 2/1.000 1/.000 1/.000 24/.589 135/99 .317/.467/.654/1.121 1.072/1.140 1.047 111/1.080 4/0 9/0
7.Drew* G/S/vP 13/.908 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 93/.922 0/1 4/1
46.Ellsbury* G/S/vP 21/.897 7/.786 8/1.000 7/.572 2/.500 3/.000 4/1.250 3/1.000 3/.000 135/96 .294/.328/.357/.686 .500/.762 .799 109/.735 15/3 1/0
22.Green G/S/vP ··· 2/.000 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 2/2.000 1/.000 1/3.000 ··· 80/55 .274/.338/.411/.748 .628/.804 .853 76/.716 1/2 1/6
16.Kottaras* G/S/vP 2/.000 1/.000 2/.000 ··· 1/.000 2/3.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· 31/21 .154/.258/.231/.489 .300/.583 .267 28/.467 0/0 0/0
25.Lowell G/S/vP 17/.412 8/1.625 12/.917 5/1.800 7/.929 2/1.000 2/1.500 2/5.000 18/.364 127/96 .314/.346/.570/.917 .930/.913 1.057 103/.991 0/0 6/3
23.Lugo G/S/vP 8/.393 10/1.467 8/1.071 5/.200 1/5.000 ··· 1/.000 1/no AB 3/.000 30/24 .357/.400/.536/.936 1.667/.742 1.357 30/.936 0/0 1/1
34.Ortiz* G/S/vP 17/.865 7/.453 7/1.071 13/.584 2/.500 2/.500 16/.480 17/.879 10/.633 138/91 .221/.333/.319/.652 .536/.713 .681 112/.674 0/1 0/
15.Pedroia G/S/vP 22/.372 8/.708 8/1.000 11/.705 2/.000 2/2.000 3/.333 3/1.167 6/.000 147/101 .325/.415/.421/.836 .629/.930 .932 120/.881 4/3 1/1
33.Varitek# G/S/vP 8/.393 11/.091 5/.650 4/.500 2/.000 ··· 10/1.089 4/1.833 8/.625 98/77 .226/.327/.440/.767 .852/.745 .865 79/.693 0/0 4/1
20.Youkilis G/S/vP 19/.566 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 83/1.194 1/0 6/1
IP 41.0 11.1 25.1 12.1 13.2 28.2 8.2 10.2 10.1 TOTAL .282/.372/.464/.836 .808/.848 .926 .854 25/10 36/19
ERA-K/9 3.51/7.9 7.15/8.8 2.49/2.8 3.65/11.0 4.61/9.2 5.65/5.0 2.08/4.1 3.38/5.0 7.84/8.7 4.63/6.4

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 161/.170 57/.283 105/.253 56/.298 62/.200 134/.277 36/.273 45/.268 44/.262 .258
OPS .587 .751 .649 .829 .768 .833 .758 .806 .891 .760
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 87/.646 23/.741 56/.632 15/1.149 40/.639 74/.695 18/1.069 24/.447 19/1.158 .732
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 74/.523 34/.758 49/.668 41/.707 22/1.017 60/.994 18/.458 21/1.213 25/.675 .786
Road 54/.597 33/.838 70/.457 36/.665 35/.791 88/.744 15/.872 20/.579 23/.581
Last 28d days 132/.604 48/.725 90/.699 44/.817 47/.813 107/.815 31/.667 39/.830 37/1.010
HR/SB/CS 5/1/0 0/3/0 1/0/0 1/1/0 3/2/0 4/8/2 1/3/1 2/1/0 4/1/0 35/21/7
Usage ····X··· ·X·o·o·X X·X····X ··Xo··o· X·oo·X·o ··X····X ···Xo·oo ··ooo··X ··oo··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.