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Game Preview: TEX @ BOS, 7:10pm, Saturday, June 6, 2009 @Fenway Park II

Rangers, 32-22, 1st, 3½ up

SP: Derek Holland (22, LHP, 1-2, 6.33)

2009 Gamelogs / 2009 Splits / vs. BOS Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2009 (1-2) 27.0 35 20 19 8 19 6 6.33
Last 7 GS 0-1 10.2 15 9 8 2 9 3 6.75 40
2009-05-27 NYY L 5.0 10 6 5 2 5 2 88 28
2009-05-22 @HOU ND 5.2 5 3 3 0 4 1 76 51
Has never faced BOS.
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   18-9    Road:   14-13   ExtrInn: 3-2 
 vsRHP:  19-16   vsLHP:  13-6    1-Run:  10-7 
 vsEast:  8-9    vsCntrl: 8-10   vsWest: 13-3  IL: 3-0 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 54 Fri, Jun  5  @BOS  W   5-1       32-22  1st  3.5 up
 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
 Last 10: 6-4    Last 20:12-8    Last 30:20-10
RedSox, 32-23, 2nd, ½ GB, 3 up in WC

SP: Jon Lester (25, LHP, 4-5, 5.65)

2009 Gamelogs / 2009 Splits / vs. TEX Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2009 (4-5) 65.1 77 41 41 24 74 11 5.65
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 3-3 41.1 48 28 28 17 48 8 6.10 46
2009-05-31 @TOR W 6.0 3 1 1 3 12 0 115 71
2009-05-26 @MIN L 6.0 6 5 5 3 4 1 100 41
2009-05-21 TOR W 6.1 8 1 1 2 4 0 109 55
2009-05-15 @SEA L 5.2 8 5 5 3 5 2 104 35
2009-05-09 TBR L 4.1 10 8 8 1 6 1 89 16
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
Last 5 v.TEX 1-0 18.0 22 9 9 7 15 2 4.50 47
2008-08-13 TEX W 7.1 7 3 3 1 6 1 108 57
2008-04-19 TEX ND 6.1 10 3 3 2 5 1 106 44
2006-06-10 TEX ND 4.1 5 3 3 4 4 0 102 41
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   17-7    Road:   15-16   ExtrInn: 2-2 
 vsRHP:  19-16   vsLHP:  13-7    1-Run:   8-8 
 vsEast: 17-8    vsCntrl:10-4    vsWest:  4-9  IL: 1-2 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 55 Fri, Jun  5   TEX  L   1-5       32-23  2nd  0.5 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
 Last 10: 5-5    Last 20:11-9    Last 30:17-13
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Fri, Jun 05, 2009 TEX  5 @BOS  1        W:Kevin Millwood (5-4), L: Brad Penny (5-2), S: none

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)
Season Series: 2009 - TEX leads 1-0; 2008 - BOS won 9-1; 2007 - BOS won 6-4; All-Time - BOS leads 317-274

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

BAL  4.65

SEA  3.80

RA/G

LAD  3.75

TEX  4.76

WSN  6.04

BA

J. Bartlett  .373

M. Cuddyer  .276

C. Young  .181

OBP

K. Youkilis  .475

S. Victorino  .349

C. Young  .232

SLG

A. Pujols  .704

M. DeRosa  .441

J. Kendall  .266

OPS

A. Pujols  1.170

C. Barmes  .794

C. Young  .554

ERA

Z. Greinke  1.55

A. Harang  4.11

F. Carmona  7.42

K/9IP

T. Lincecum  11.42

C. Lee  6.48

J. Pineiro  3.45

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Rangers Batters (5.35 RS/G) vs. RedSox Pitchers (4.55 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 31.Lester*
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
36.Penny
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 ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 2/1.000 ··· ··· 173/125 .278/.325/.411/.737 .822/.705 .669 81/.743 9/1 3/8
9.Blalock* G/S/vP 7/1.071 ··· 4/.500 ··· 1/2.000 4/1.000 10/.875 2/1.000 ··· 183/134 .259/.301/.547/.848 .579/.951 .894 70/.929 1/0 12/1
41.Boggs# G/S/vP 3/1.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 1/3.000 ··· 3/2.000 ··· 0/ /// / 0/ 0/0 0/0
22.Byrd G/S/vP 3/.000 ··· 2/2.500 ··· 1/.000 2/.000 10/.600 2/.000 1/.000 182/116 .301/.324/.480/.804 .732/.845 .654 77/.782 2/0 4/0
17.Cruz G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 1/.000 3/.666 1/2.000 3/.000 1/no AB ··· 217/161 .289/.355/.593/.948 .768/1.009 .885 93/1.087 9/1 16/3
19.Davis* G/S/vP 3/.000 ··· 1/.000 1/no AB 1/no AB 2/.000 3/1.667 ··· 1/2.000 194/137 .210/.263/.448/.710 .550/.777 .717 84/.695 0/0 12/1
25.Jones G/S/vP 3/.333 ··· 1/2.000 ··· 1/.000 2/.000 50/1.180 2/.000 1/.000 111/56 .278/.405/.544/.950 .984/.917 .684 45/.773 1/0 5/0
5.Kinsler G/S/vP 10/.800 1/.000 3/.000 1/.000 3/.000 2/1.000 3/1.666 ··· ··· 250/177 .281/.365/.562/.928 1.283/.777 .638 108/.844 11/2 15/4
7.Murphy* G/S/vP 3/1.000 ··· 1/no AB ··· ··· 2/.000 3/.000 1/.000 1/.000 130/106 .231/.338/.333/.672 .262/.768 .745 66/.749 4/3 2/1
21.Saltalamacchia# G/S/vP 3/.000 1/.000 ··· 1/3.000 ··· ··· 4/1.000 1/.000 2/.000 161/110 .248/.298/.396/.694 .764/.660 .619 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 ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 35/.779 3/1.167 10/.200 56/41 .333/.370/.451/.821 1.000/.750 .724 22/.654 2/0 0/0
10.Young G/S/vP 11/1.145 ··· 8/1.071 2/.000 4/.000 3/.000 11/1.045 5/.200 ··· 228/165 .332/.377/.526/.903 1.039/.851 .842 98/.815 4/1 7/3
IP 65.1 10.0 24.0 49.1 24.0 24.0 60.0 26.2 20.0 TOTAL .271/.331/.482/.813 .823/.809 .739 .801 46/9 87/30
ERA-K/9 5.65/10.2 0.90/8.1 1.13/7.1 4.20/7.5 2.25/9.4 2.25/10.5 5.85/5.8 1.35/4.7 2.70/8.6 4.29/7.6

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 289/.295 42/.216 103/.225 216/.287 97/.176 109/.245 273/.309 100/.157 89/.256 .266
OPS .828 .593 .606 .754 .555 .694 .877 .467 .710 .750
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 80/.927 19/1.069 59/.553 115/.789 43/.461 57/.574 134/.886 49/.470 43/.412 .726
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 209/.789 23/.226 44/.674 101/.713 54/.632 52/.819 139/.869 51/.464 46/1.003 .772
Home 128/.791 11/.636 51/.430 91/.657 35/.688 46/.545 126/.882 39/.456 42/.602
Last 28d days 106/.758 42/.593 32/.525 88/.792 33/.402 50/.740 129/.845 43/.472 35/.548
HR/SB/CS 11/6/5 0/1/0 0/3/1 4/7/4 2/0/0 3/7/0 8/9/1 1/3/0 2/3/0 49/60/14
Usage ·····X·· X·X····X o··o··o· ·o···X·· ·o·o··o· ·X·X···· X·····X· ···o·oX· o·X····X
RedSox Batters (5.25 RS/G) vs. Rangers Pitchers (4.76 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 45.Holland*
G/S/vB
50.Francisco
G/S/vB
18.Guardado*
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 ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 53/18 .260/.302/.440/.742 .858/.516 .750 30/.764 0/0 2/2
44.Bay G/S/vP ··· 2/1.000 2/2.500 1/.000 ··· 237/171 .281/.401/.612/1.013 1.024/1.009 .999 102/.879 5/0 16/0
7.Drew* G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 2/1.000 2/.500 3/.667 200/146 .261/.385/.485/.870 .787/.901 .895 90/.879 1/2 8/1
46.Ellsbury* G/S/vP ··· 2/.500 1/.000 1/5.000 1/.000 245/168 .311/.350/.382/.731 .557/.810 .768 110/.788 22/6 1/0
22.Green G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 122/87 .288/.352/.414/.767 .689/.798 .864 42/.802 1/3 1/9
11.Kotsay* G/S/vP ··· 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 24/.614 0/0 0/1
25.Lowell G/S/vP ··· 4/1.417 ··· 2/.000 1/.000 225/165 .301/.329/.500/.829 .879/.812 1.001 98/.717 0/0 8/6
23.Lugo G/S/vP ··· 2/1.000 1/.000 1/.000 2/.500 91/69 .256/.330/.341/.671 .814/.625 .667 61/.536 1/0 1/4
34.Ortiz* G/S/vP ··· 3/.667 3/.000 1/.000 3/.666 221/148 .188/.281/.288/.569 .620/.539 .640 83/.436 0/1 1/
15.Pedroia G/S/vP ··· 3/1.500 1/3.000 2/2.000 2/2.500 247/164 .321/.415/.426/.840 .794/.864 .922 100/.848 9/4 2/4
33.Varitek# G/S/vP ··· 4/1.500 13/.508 ··· ··· 171/126 .248/.333/.530/.864 1.167/.782 .974 73/.989 0/0 10/1
20.Youkilis G/S/vP ··· 4/2.417 2/2.000 2/.000 3/.333 177/118 .352/.475/.641/1.115 1.265/1.043 1.218 68/.936 2/0 9/1
IP 27.0 19.2 14.1 17.0 23.1 TOTAL .273/.357/.450/.807 .830/.798 .887 .770 41/16 63/36
ERA-K/9 6.33/6.3 0.46/9.1 3.77/4.4 1.06/7.9 3.47/5.8 4.55/5.4

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 119/.315 76/.157 63/.250 70/.217 103/.253 .267
OPS .920 .452 .751 .600 .729 .771
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 43/.920 39/.396 27/1.190 20/.850 34/.515 .797
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 76/.919 37/.513 36/.419 50/.507 69/.821 .750
Road 58/.651 40/.529 16/.192 36/.706 55/.947
Last 28d days 82/1.014 20/.671 28/.228 29/.526 46/.619
HR/SB/CS 6/1/0 1/0/0 2/1/0 1/2/0 2/1/0 65/32/10
Usage ···X·X·· ··o··X·X o··o··oo 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.