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Game Preview: TOR @ BOS, 7:10pm, Wednesday, May 20, 2009 @Fenway Park II

Blue Jays, 27-15, 1st, 2½ up

SP: Brett Cecil (22, LHP, 2-0, 1.80)

2009 Gamelogs / 2009 Splits / vs. BOS Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2009 (2-0) 20.0 17 5 4 4 15 2 1.80
Last 7 GS 2-0 20.0 17 5 4 4 15 2 1.80 62
2009-05-15 CHW W 6.0 6 3 3 2 3 2 97 49
2009-05-10 @OAK W 8.0 5 0 0 2 6 0 104 76
2009-05-05 CLE ND 6.0 6 2 1 0 6 0 96 60
Has never faced BOS.
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   16-6    Road:   11-9    ExtrInn: 3-2 
 vsRHP:  18-9    vsLHP:   9-6    1-Run:   9-4 
 vsEast:  4-3    vsCntrl:16-8    vsWest:  7-4  IL: 0-0 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 42 Tue, May 19  @BOS  L   1-2       27-15  1st  2.5 up
 41 Mon, May 18   CHW  W   3-2       27-14  1st  3.5 up
 40 Sun, May 17   CHW  W   8-2       26-14  1st  3.0 up
 39 Sat, May 16   CHW  W   2-1       25-14  1st  2.0 up
 38 Fri, May 15   CHW  W   8-3       24-14  1st  2.0 up
 37 Thu, May 14   NYY  L   2-3       23-14  1st  1.0 up
 36 Wed, May 13   NYY  L   2-8       23-13  1st  1.0 up
 35 Tue, May 12   NYY  W   5-1       23-12  1st  1.0 up
 34 Sun, May 10  @OAK  W   5-0       22-12  1st  1.0 up
 33 Sat, May  9  @OAK  W   6-4       21-12  1st  1.0 up
 Last 10: 7-3    Last 20:12-8    Last 30:19-11
RedSox, 23-16, 2nd, 2½ GB, 2 up in WC

SP: Brad Penny (31, RHP, 3-1, 6.69)

2009 Gamelogs / 2009 Splits / vs. TOR Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2009 (3-1) 36.1 45 31 27 16 20 5 6.69
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 36.1 45 31 27 16 20 5 6.69 40
2009-05-14 @LAA ND 6.1 7 4 4 1 4 0 97 46
2009-05-08 TBR W 6.1 8 3 3 2 2 0 91 45
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
Last 5 v.TOR 2-0 24.0 24 9 9 5 19 2 3.38 54
2007-06-19 @TOR W 7.0 6 1 1 1 5 0 95 65
2007-06-08 TOR ND 7.2 5 1 1 0 7 0 87 72
2001-06-10 @TOR W 5.2 5 1 1 2 5 0 98 58
2000-06-02 TOR ND 3.2 8 6 6 2 2 2 85 21
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   14-4    Road:    9-12   ExtrInn: 2-2 
 vsRHP:  14-11   vsLHP:   9-5    1-Run:   7-7 
 vsEast: 14-6    vsCntrl: 5-2    vsWest:  4-8  IL: 0-0 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 39 Tue, May 19   TOR  W   2-1       23-16  2nd  2.5 gb
 38 Sun, May 17  @SEA  L   2-3       22-16  2nd  3.0 gb
 37 Sat, May 16  @SEA  W   5-3       22-15  2nd  2.0 gb
 36 Fri, May 15  @SEA  L   4-5       21-15  2nd  2.0 gb
 35 Thu, May 14  @LAA  L   4-5 (12)  21-14  2nd  1.0 gb
 34 Wed, May 13  @LAA  L   4-8       21-13  2nd  1.0 gb
 33 Tue, May 12  @LAA  W   4-3       21-12  2nd  1.0 gb
 32 Sun, May 10   TBR  W   4-3       20-12  2nd  1.0 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
 Last 10: 5-5    Last 20:10-10   Last 30:20-10
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Tue, May 19, 2009 BOS  2  TOR  1        W:Tim Wakefield (5-2), L: Brian Tallet (2-2), S: Jonathan Papelbon (11)

Sun, Sep 21, 2008 BOS  3 @TOR  0        W:Daisuke Matsuzaka (18-2), L: Scott Richmond (0-3), S: Jonathan Papelbon (40)
Sat, Sep 20, 2008 TOR  6  BOS  3        W:Roy Halladay (19-11), L: Jon Lester (15-6), S: B.J. Ryan (32)
Fri, Sep 19, 2008 BOS  4 @TOR  3        W:Manny Delcarmen (1-2), L: Brian Tallet (1-2), S: Jonathan Papelbon (39)
Sun, Sep 14, 2008 BOS  4  TOR  3        W:Jon Lester (15-5), L: Roy Halladay (18-11), S: Jonathan Papelbon (38)
Sat, Sep 13, 2008 BOS  7  TOR  5        W:Justin Masterson (6-4), L: Scott Downs (0-3), S: Jonathan Papelbon (37)
Sat, Sep 13, 2008 TOR  8 @BOS  1        W:A.J. Burnett (18-10), L: Paul Byrd (11-12), S: none
Fri, Sep 12, 2008 BOS  7  TOR  0        W:Tim Wakefield (9-10), L: David Purcey (3-6), S: none
Sun, Aug 24, 2008 BOS  6 @TOR  5 (11)   W:Jonathan Papelbon (5-3), L: Brandon League (0-2), S: Manny Delcarmen (1)
Sat, Aug 23, 2008 TOR 11  BOS  0        W:Jesse Litsch (9-7), L: Jon Lester (12-5), S: none
Season Series: 2009 - BOS leads 1-0; 2008 - Tied 9-9; 2007 - Tied 9-9; All-Time - BOS leads 249-201

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

PHI  5.70

CHC  4.92

SDP  3.77

RA/G

LAD  3.83

TEX  4.82

WSN  6.54

BA

R. Zimmerman  .358

  

G. Sizemore  .215

OBP

R. Zimmerman  .416

  

G. Sizemore  .295

SLG

R. Zimmerman  .624

  

D. Span  .385

OPS

R. Zimmerman  1.040

  

G. Sizemore  .688

ERA

Z. Greinke  .60

J. Verlander  4.29

R. Nolasco  7.78

K/9IP

J. Verlander  12.35

K. Uehara  6.60

M. Pelfrey  2.41

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Blue Jays Batters (5.60 RS/G) vs. RedSox Pitchers (4.90 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 36.Penny
G/S/vB
60.Bard
G/S/vB
17.Delcarmen
G/S/vB
62.Jones*
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
20.Barajas G/S/vP 12/.583 ··· 2/1.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· 5/.400 2/2.500 ··· 129/91 .313/.346/.487/.833 1.145/.693 1.007 81/.909 0/0 3/4
23.Bautista G/S/vP 9/.347 ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 1/.000 1/no AB 4/.500 92/48 .301/.427/.397/.824 .869/.771 .813 54/.800 3/0 1/0
13.Chavez G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 30/17 .241/.241/.241/.483 .667/.353 .333 27/.462 0/0 0/1
2.Hill G/S/vP 5/.000 ··· 8/.750 ··· ··· 1/.000 8/.250 2/.500 1/.000 195/142 .343/.379/.558/.937 .947/.934 .922 117/.877 2/1 11/5
26.Lind* G/S/vP 6/.000 ··· 3/.666 ··· 1/.000 3/.000 7/.572 1/.000 ··· 175/124 .314/.389/.538/.927 .843/.964 .880 105/.898 0/0 7/1
6.McDonald G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 3/.666 3/.000 3/.666 ··· 1/.000 17/9 .235/.235/.235/.471 .500/.444 .222 14/.429 0/0 0/0
30.Millar G/S/vP 3/.333 ··· 9/.111 ··· 1/2.000 7/.310 7/.286 2/2.000 ··· 74/26 .300/.338/.500/.838 .747/1.010 .848 44/.794 0/0 3/1
35.Overbay* G/S/vP 3/.333 ··· 10/.500 ··· ··· 7/.429 11/.364 3/.667 ··· 116/98 .237/.345/.474/.819 .343/.915 .741 71/.661 0/0 5/0
15.Rios G/S/vP 6/1.467 ··· 8/.500 ··· 4/1.167 5/1.150 8/.875 3/.666 2/.000 194/143 .264/.325/.425/.750 .729/.758 .629 118/.825 3/1 5/1
33.Rolen G/S/vP 34/.730 ··· ··· ··· 1/5.000 1/.000 5/.600 4/.750 4/.250 151/102 .311/.377/.452/.829 1.088/.710 .816 89/.856 2/0 3/4
19.Scutaro G/S/vP ··· ··· 4/.000 ··· 4/.833 1/2.000 4/.000 1/.000 1/.000 199/144 .283/.411/.453/.864 1.109/.777 .922 121/.820 3/2 5/0
45.Snider* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 1/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· 105/86 .240/.291/.396/.687 .728/.679 .903 65/.491 1/0 3/1
10.Wells G/S/vP 6/.000 ··· 10/.522 ··· 4/.500 5/2.000 13/.385 1/.000 3/.000 190/141 .253/.311/.408/.719 .585/.762 .853 115/.703 6/0 5/0
IP 36.1 3.1 18.2 9.0 41.1 18.2 18.0 21.0 14.0 TOTAL .286/.354/.458/.812 .844/.799 .830 .783 20/4 52/21
ERA-K/9 6.69/5.0 0.00/2.7 0.96/7.2 8.00/7.0 4.57/7.6 2.89/10.6 1.00/10.0 0.86/4.7 3.86/7.7 4.68/7.4

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 170/.302 14/.250 83/.243 42/.270 182/.294 78/.182 80/.209 75/.134 63/.286 .269
OPS .887 .536 .656 .882 .757 .619 .598 .425 .780 .771
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 92/.910 5/1.100 49/.560 17/.548 102/.782 33/.545 46/.473 45/.487 31/.472 .757
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 78/.861 9/.236 34/.791 25/1.131 80/.724 45/.674 34/.762 30/.339 32/1.085 .784
Home 72/.929 / 40/.475 21/.937 79/.657 34/.710 37/.439 31/.404 30/.646
Last 28d days 102/.867 14/.536 49/.716 38/.984 135/.818 50/.701 54/.586 45/.506 43/.668
HR/SB/CS 5/8/0 0/1/0 0/3/1 2/0/0 3/5/3 2/0/0 1/7/0 1/3/0 2/3/0 39/49/11
Usage ·····X·· ····X·X· ··X··o·X ······o· ··X····X ··oo·o·· o··o·X·X ··Xo·X·X ····X·o·
RedSox Batters (5.38 RS/G) vs. Blue Jays Pitchers (4.19 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 27.Cecil*
G/S/vB
57.Camp
G/S/vB
39.Carlson*
G/S/vB
37.Downs*
G/S/vB
54.Frasor
G/S/vB
22.League
G/S/vB
60.Ray
G/S/vB
52.Ryan*
G/S/vB
56.Tallet*
G/S/vB
40.Wolfe
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
55.Bailey G/S/vP ··· 1/3.000 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 2/.000 ··· ··· 2/1.000 ··· 69/49 .190/.319/.362/.681 1.265/.440 1.059 66/.607 0/0 2/2
5.Baldelli G/S/vP ··· 2/1.000 1/.000 3/.000 4/.833 1/.000 ··· 11/1.295 2/.000 ··· 37/11 .200/.243/.286/.529 .763/.000 .733 23/.536 0/0 1/0
44.Bay G/S/vP ··· 2/.000 ··· 7/.429 2/.000 3/.666 ··· 2/.000 5/1.350 1/.000 170/122 .294/.429/.625/1.054 .967/1.092 1.058 105/1.082 4/0 11/0
7.Drew* G/S/vP ··· 1/2.000 ··· 12/.666 1/2.000 ··· ··· 2/.000 7/.286 1/.000 141/101 .256/.383/.504/.887 .945/.864 .856 88/.792 0/1 6/1
46.Ellsbury* G/S/vP ··· 1/2.000 4/.250 4/.500 1/.000 1/3.000 ··· 3/1.000 5/.400 ··· 174/124 .305/.335/.378/.713 .531/.788 .808 107/.775 16/5 1/0
22.Green G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 4/.833 5/.650 2/.000 ··· 5/.600 2/1.000 ··· 95/68 .302/.368/.430/.799 .733/.825 .884 60/.719 1/2 1/8
16.Kottaras* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 3/.000 ··· 37/25 .133/.243/.200/.443 .265/.531 .217 23/.375 0/0 0/0
25.Lowell G/S/vP ··· 6/.500 1/.000 7/1.000 9/1.181 1/2.000 ··· 5/.000 6/.367 2/.000 159/117 .289/.321/.500/.821 .759/.842 1.006 101/.756 0/0 6/5
23.Lugo G/S/vP ··· 3/.000 ··· 6/2.633 9/1.333 2/.500 ··· 9/.583 6/.900 2/1.000 57/45 .314/.386/.431/.817 1.136/.731 1.000 57/.817 1/0 1/4
34.Ortiz* G/S/vP ··· 8/1.792 2/.000 21/1.057 15/.498 5/1.000 ··· 21/.857 11/1.402 3/.000 161/107 .203/.317/.293/.610 .572/.628 .684 93/.604 0/1 0/
15.Pedroia G/S/vP ··· 3/2.000 3/1.666 5/.400 6/.000 2/.000 ··· 6/.334 6/.666 2/3.000 174/117 .315/.408/.409/.817 .680/.884 .884 104/.859 4/3 1/1
33.Varitek# G/S/vP ··· 11/.697 ··· 11/.818 10/.200 5/.400 ··· 18/.285 8/1.333 2/2.500 124/98 .231/.315/.454/.768 .918/.731 .857 79/.710 0/0 5/1
51.Velazquez G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 3/3 .000/.333/.000/.333 /.333 1/ 0/0 0/1
IP 20.0 15.0 21.0 19.1 15.0 18.0 20.0 7.2 48.1 3.0 TOTAL .273/.361/.446/.807 .805/.807 .901 .789 27/12 42/27
ERA-K/9 1.80/6.8 4.20/4.2 3.43/5.1 1.86/10.3 0.60/6.0 4.50/6.5 3.60/4.0 8.22/8.2 4.47/6.7 3.00/9.0 3.82/6.9

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 80/.233 66/.271 88/.221 76/.178 52/.176 74/.250 80/.239 36/.345 208/.204 12/.273 .241
OPS .642 .823 .640 .457 .388 .702 .726 1.093 .704 .614 .709
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 33/.400 28/.745 38/.780 20/.750 21/.095 31/.783 42/.722 16/.822 73/.986 6/.567 .726
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 47/.825 38/.884 50/.537 56/.348 31/.590 43/.639 38/.727 20/1.313 135/.563 6/.667 .696
Road 30/.448 36/.937 35/.655 24/.897 16/.250 24/.642 29/.988 14/1.370 123/.829 /
Last 28d days 80/.642 36/.990 52/.751 45/.524 28/.536 41/.497 80/.726 8/.804 156/.712 12/.614
HR/SB/CS 2/1/1 2/0/0 2/1/0 1/0/1 0/1/0 1/4/0 3/4/1 2/1/2 7/1/0 0/0/0 41/28/10
Usage ····X··· ······o· ·Xo·XX·· ·X·o·o·· o·o··Xo· ··X··oX· ···X···· X···X··· 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.