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Game Preview: TEX @ BOS, 7:10pm, Friday, June 5, 2009 @Fenway Park II

Rangers, 31-22, 1st, 3½ up

SP: Kevin Millwood (34, RHP, 4-4, 3.23)

2009 Gamelogs / 2009 Splits / vs. BOS Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2009 (4-4) 78.0 73 30 28 23 43 12 3.23
2008 (9-10) 168.2 220 104 95 49 125 18 5.07
2007 (10-14) 172.2 213 111 99 67 123 19 5.16
Last 7 GS 3-2 48.0 54 23 21 17 26 8 3.94 49
2009-05-31 OAK ND 6.0 5 2 2 2 5 2 116 57
2009-05-26 NYY ND 5.2 9 3 3 4 3 1 98 38
2009-05-21 @DET L 8.0 6 4 4 4 3 2 121 53
2009-05-15 LAA W 6.0 9 2 2 2 5 0 100 49
2009-05-09 @CHW L 7.0 7 3 3 3 2 0 115 50
2009-05-04 @SEA W 7.1 8 5 5 0 3 2 87 45
2009-04-28 OAK W 8.0 10 4 2 2 5 1 121 53
Last 5 v.BOS 1-2 29.0 41 19 18 9 22 3 5.59 42
2008-09-05 BOS L 6.0 9 7 6 1 4 1 86 31
2008-04-20 @BOS ND 6.0 10 2 2 2 7 0 109 49
2007-04-07 BOS W 6.0 8 3 3 3 3 0 104 44
2006-06-11 @BOS ND 6.0 7 2 2 2 5 1 104 53
2006-04-03 BOS L 5.0 7 5 5 1 3 1 89 35
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   18-9    Road:   13-13   ExtrInn: 3-2 
 vsRHP:  18-16   vsLHP:  13-6    1-Run:  10-7 
 vsEast:  7-9    vsCntrl: 8-10   vsWest: 13-3  IL: 3-0 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 53 Thu, Jun  4  @NYY  L   6-8       31-22  1st  3.5 up
 52 Wed, Jun  3  @NYY  W   4-2       31-21  1st  4.5 up
 51 Tue, Jun  2  @NYY  L   3-12      30-21  1st  4.5 up
 50 Sun, May 31   OAK  L   4-5       30-20  1st  4.5 up
 49 Sat, May 30   OAK  W  14-1       30-19  1st  5.5 up
 48 Fri, May 29   OAK  W   5-2       29-19  1st  4.5 up
 47 Fri, May 29   OAK  W   6-3       28-19  1st  4.5 up
 46 Wed, May 27   NYY  L   2-9       27-19  1st  3.0 up
 45 Tue, May 26   NYY  W   7-3       27-18  1st  4.0 up
 44 Mon, May 25   NYY  L   1-11      26-18  1st  3.0 up
 Last 10: 5-5    Last 20:12-8    Last 30:20-10
RedSox, 32-22, 1st, Tied

SP: Brad Penny (31, RHP, 5-1, 5.63)

2009 Gamelogs / 2009 Splits / vs. TEX Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2009 (5-1) 54.1 70 39 34 17 34 7 5.63
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 39.1 53 25 21 9 29 3 4.81 45
2009-05-30 @TOR ND 6.0 10 3 2 0 5 1 102 47
2009-05-25 @MIN W 5.1 6 3 3 0 7 1 91 51
2009-05-20 TOR W 6.2 9 2 2 1 2 0 96 49
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
Last 5 v.TEX 1-1 13.1 13 4 4 5 16 0 2.70 60
2004-06-18 TEX L 6.1 8 4 4 1 10 0 111 50
2003-06-13 @TEX W 7.0 5 0 0 4 6 0 115 69
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   17-6    Road:   15-16   ExtrInn: 2-2 
 vsRHP:  19-15   vsLHP:  13-7    1-Run:   8-8 
 vsEast: 17-8    vsCntrl:10-4    vsWest:  4-8  IL: 1-2 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 54 Thu, Jun  4  @DET  W   6-3       32-22  1st    Tied
 53 Wed, Jun  3  @DET  W  10-5       31-22  1st    Tied
 52 Tue, Jun  2  @DET  W   5-1       30-22  2nd  1.0 gb
 51 Sun, May 31  @TOR  W   8-2       29-22  2nd  0.5 gb
 50 Sat, May 30  @TOR  L   3-5       28-22  2nd  1.5 gb
 49 Fri, May 29  @TOR  L   3-6       28-21  2nd  0.5 gb
 48 Thu, May 28  @MIN  W   3-1       28-20  1st  0.5 up
 47 Wed, May 27  @MIN  L   2-4       27-20  1st    Tied
 46 Tue, May 26  @MIN  L   2-5       27-19  1st  1.0 up
 45 Mon, May 25  @MIN  W   6-5       27-18  1st  1.0 up
 Last 10: 6-4    Last 20:11-9    Last 30:17-13
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Sun, Sep 07, 2008 BOS  7 @TEX  2        W:Paul Byrd (11-11), L: Brandon McCarthy (1-1), S: none
Sat, Sep 06, 2008 TEX 15  BOS  8        W:Matt Harrison (7-3), L: Tim Wakefield (8-10), S: none
Fri, Sep 05, 2008 BOS  8 @TEX  1        W:Josh Beckett (12-9), L: Kevin Millwood (9-8), S: none
Thu, Aug 14, 2008 BOS 10  TEX  0        W:Daisuke Matsuzaka (14-2), L: Tommy Hunter (0-2), S: none
Wed, Aug 13, 2008 BOS  8  TEX  4        W:Jon Lester (11-4), L: Luis Mendoza (3-6), S: none
Tue, Aug 12, 2008 BOS 19  TEX 17        W:Hideki Okajima (3-2), L: Frank Francisco (2-4), S: Jonathan Papelbon (32)
Mon, Apr 21, 2008 BOS  8  TEX  3        W:Clay Buchholz (1-1), L: Dustin Nippert (1-2), S: none
Sun, Apr 20, 2008 BOS  6  TEX  5        W:Tim Wakefield (2-0), L: C.J. Wilson (0-1), S: Jonathan Papelbon (7)
Sat, Apr 19, 2008 BOS  5  TEX  3        W:Javier Lopez (1-0), L: Joaquin Benoit (1-1), S: Jonathan Papelbon (6)
Fri, Apr 18, 2008 BOS 11  TEX  3        W:Daisuke Matsuzaka (4-0), L: Luis Mendoza (0-2), S: none
Season Series: 2009 -  0-0; 2008 - BOS won 9-1; 2007 - BOS won 6-4; All-Time - BOS leads 317-273

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

NYY  5.74

MIL  4.70

SEA  3.85

RA/G

LAD  3.77

TBR  4.71

WSN  6.09

BA

J. Bartlett  .373

R. Hernandez  .276

C. Young  .172

OBP

A. Pujols  .470

C. Granderson  .347

C. Young  .216

SLG

R. Ibanez  .699

M. Scutaro  .439

J. Kendall  .260

OPS

A. Pujols  1.168

D. Uggla  .787

C. Young  .515

ERA

Z. Greinke  1.10

U. Jimenez  4.11

F. Carmona  7.42

K/9IP

J. Verlander  11.69

B. Myers  6.50

J. Pineiro  3.45

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

Rangers Batters (5.36 RS/G) vs. RedSox Pitchers (4.54 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
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
1.Andrus G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 170/122 .277/.325/.413/.738 .822/.706 .669 81/.779 9/1 3/8
9.Blalock* G/S/vP 7/.858 ··· 3/.666 ··· 1/2.000 4/1.000 2/1.000 ··· 179/130 .262/.296/.554/.850 .579/.956 .899 70/.935 1/0 12/1
41.Boggs# G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 1/3.000 3/2.000 ··· 0/ /// / 0/ 0/0 0/0
22.Byrd G/S/vP 7/.286 ··· 2/2.500 ··· 1/.000 2/.000 2/.000 ··· 178/112 .296/.320/.479/.800 .732/.839 .638 77/.755 2/0 4/0
17.Cruz G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 3/.666 1/2.000 1/no AB ··· 213/157 .295/.362/.605/.967 .768/1.036 .920 93/1.123 9/1 16/3
19.Davis* G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 1/no AB 1/no AB 2/.000 ··· ··· 190/133 .198/.253/.435/.688 .550/.746 .673 81/.633 0/0 12/0
25.Jones G/S/vP 50/1.180 ··· 1/2.000 ··· 1/.000 2/.000 2/.000 1/.000 111/56 .278/.405/.544/.950 .984/.917 .684 49/.704 1/0 5/0
5.Kinsler G/S/vP ··· ··· 3/.000 1/.000 3/.000 2/1.000 ··· ··· 246/173 .282/.367/.554/.921 1.283/.764 .615 109/.802 11/2 14/4
7.Murphy* G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/no AB ··· ··· 2/.000 1/.000 ··· 126/102 .240/.349/.346/.695 .262/.802 .785 66/.749 4/3 2/1
21.Saltalamacchia# G/S/vP 2/1.000 ··· ··· 1/3.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 1/.000 157/106 .248/.299/.400/.699 .764/.666 .624 77/.634 0/1 5/1
2.Teagarden G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/5.000 ··· ··· 1/2.000 ··· ··· 53/42 .239/.327/.283/.610 .664/.595 .686 17/.732 0/0 0/2
13.Vizquel# G/S/vP 35/.779 ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 3/1.167 10/.200 56/41 .333/.370/.451/.821 1.000/.750 .724 26/.629 2/0 0/0
10.Young G/S/vP 8/1.464 ··· 7/1.238 2/.000 4/.000 3/.000 5/.200 ··· 224/161 .338/.384/.536/.920 1.039/.873 .876 94/.851 4/1 7/3
IP 54.1 8.2 23.0 49.1 24.0 24.0 26.2 19.0 TOTAL .271/.332/.484/.816 .823/.813 .742 .795 46/9 86/29
ERA-K/9 5.63/5.6 1.04/7.2 1.17/7.4 4.20/7.5 2.25/9.4 2.25/10.5 1.35/4.7 2.84/8.5 4.28/7.6

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 248/.310 39/.235 100/.233 216/.287 97/.176 109/.245 100/.157 85/.257 .267
OPS .881 .642 .626 .754 .555 .694 .467 .721 .752
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 123/.884 18/1.137 58/.564 115/.789 43/.461 57/.574 49/.470 40/.392 .726
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 125/.878 21/.248 42/.708 101/.713 54/.632 52/.819 51/.464 45/1.027 .775
Home 101/.893 8/.875 48/.458 91/.657 35/.688 46/.545 39/.456 38/.613
Last 28d days 104/.847 39/.642 33/.604 88/.792 33/.402 50/.740 43/.472 36/.575
HR/SB/CS 7/9/1 0/1/0 0/3/1 4/7/4 2/0/0 3/7/0 1/3/0 2/3/0 48/60/14
Usage ·····X·· ·X····X· ··o··o·· o···X··· o·o··o·o X·X····X ··o·oX·· ·X····X·
RedSox Batters (5.33 RS/G) vs. Rangers Pitchers (4.83 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 33.Millwood
G/S/vB
50.Francisco
G/S/vB
18.Guardado*
G/S/vB
45.Holland*
G/S/vB
56.O'Day
G/S/vB
36.Wilson*
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
5.Baldelli G/S/vP 4/2.250 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 52/18 .265/.308/.449/.757 .884/.516 .789 34/.886 0/0 2/2
44.Bay G/S/vP 6/.833 2/1.000 2/2.500 ··· ··· ··· 232/166 .283/.405/.618/1.023 1.024/1.023 1.021 102/.868 5/0 16/0
7.Drew* G/S/vP 28/.851 1/.000 2/1.000 ··· 1/.000 3/.667 195/141 .253/.374/.481/.856 .787/.883 .861 85/.848 0/2 8/1
46.Ellsbury* G/S/vP 8/.946 2/.500 ··· ··· 1/5.000 1/.000 241/165 .313/.351/.379/.731 .565/.807 .768 111/.784 22/6 1/0
22.Green G/S/vP 5/.500 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 122/87 .288/.352/.414/.767 .689/.798 .864 43/.782 1/3 1/9
11.Kotsay* G/S/vP 56/.744 3/.666 8/.625 ··· ··· 4/.833 4/3 .000/.000/.000/.000 .000/.000 4/.000 0/0 0/0
16.Kottaras* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 55/41 .188/.255/.292/.546 .225/.660 .603 25/.588 0/0 0/1
25.Lowell G/S/vP 62/.940 4/1.417 ··· ··· 1/.000 1/.000 220/160 .302/.327/.505/.832 .879/.815 1.017 97/.741 0/0 8/6
23.Lugo G/S/vP 21/.659 2/1.000 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 2/.500 88/66 .266/.341/.354/.695 .814/.655 .733 62/.650 1/0 1/4
34.Ortiz* G/S/vP 22/1.344 3/.667 3/.000 ··· 1/.000 3/.666 217/144 .187/.281/.289/.570 .620/.540 .646 84/.446 0/1 1/
15.Pedroia G/S/vP 7/.619 3/1.500 1/3.000 ··· 1/2.000 2/2.500 242/159 .325/.415/.432/.847 .794/.875 .941 100/.833 9/4 2/4
33.Varitek# G/S/vP 26/1.004 4/1.500 12/.555 ··· ··· ··· 167/123 .248/.335/.531/.866 1.199/.776 .988 72/.982 0/0 10/1
20.Youkilis G/S/vP 11/1.505 4/2.417 2/2.000 ··· 1/.000 3/.333 172/113 .362/.483/.659/1.142 1.265/1.080 1.286 63/.995 2/0 9/1
IP 78.0 19.2 13.1 27.0 16.0 23.1 TOTAL .274/.358/.454/.811 .834/.801 .900 .779 40/16 63/36
ERA-K/9 3.23/5.0 0.46/9.1 4.05/4.1 6.33/6.3 1.13/7.9 3.47/5.8 4.64/5.3

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 321/.247 76/.157 60/.264 119/.315 65/.228 103/.253 .269
OPS .725 .452 .792 .920 .608 .729 .774
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 155/.713 39/.396 26/1.239 43/.920 19/.816 34/.515 .795
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 166/.737 37/.513 34/.445 76/.919 46/.527 69/.821 .757
Road 146/.725 40/.529 13/.237 58/.651 31/.739 55/.947
Last 28d days 145/.837 20/.671 25/.258 83/1.001 26/.503 46/.619
HR/SB/CS 12/11/2 1/0/0 2/1/0 6/1/0 1/1/0 2/1/0 65/31/10
Usage ····X··· ·o··X·X· ··o··oo· ··X·X··· ······o· XX····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.