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Game Preview: FLA @ BOS, 7:10pm, Thursday, June 18, 2009 @Fenway Park II

Marlins, 32-35, 3rd, 6 GB, 4½ GB in WC

SP: Ricky Nolasco (26, RHP, 2-6, 7.62)

2009 Gamelogs / 2009 Splits / vs. BOS Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2009 (2-6) 56.2 81 51 48 17 50 8 7.62
2008 (15-8) 212.1 192 88 83 42 186 28 3.52
2007 (1-2) 21.1 26 16 13 9 11 3 5.48
Last 7 GS 1-4 35.2 52 34 32 11 33 6 8.07 38
2009-06-12 @TOR ND 6.0 5 2 2 1 9 0 110 62
2009-06-07 SFG L 7.0 10 3 2 3 4 0 106 48
2009-05-22 TBR L 2.0 8 8 8 1 2 2 67 9
2009-05-13 @MIL L 3.2 7 8 8 2 3 1 69 16
2009-05-08 @COL W 6.0 8 3 3 1 5 1 99 48
2009-05-03 @CHC L 6.0 8 6 5 0 5 2 112 39
2009-04-28 @NYM ND 5.0 6 4 4 3 5 0 97 41
Has never faced BOS.
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   15-19   Road:   17-16   ExtrInn: 5-3 
 vsRHP:  17-28   vsLHP:  15-7    1-Run:  10-8 
 vsEast: 16-10   vsCntrl: 6-13   vsWest:  6-8  IL: 4-4 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 67 Wed, Jun 17  @BOS  L   1-6       32-35  3rd  6.0 gb
 66 Tue, Jun 16  @BOS  L   2-8       32-34  3rd  6.0 gb
 65 Sun, Jun 14  @TOR  W  11-3       32-33  3rd  6.0 gb
 64 Sat, Jun 13  @TOR  W   6-5       31-33  4th  6.0 gb
 63 Fri, Jun 12  @TOR  W   7-3       30-33  4th  7.0 gb
 62 Thu, Jun 11   STL  L   5-6       29-33  4th  8.0 gb
 61 Wed, Jun 10   STL  L   4-13      29-32  4th  7.0 gb
 60 Tue, Jun  9   STL  W   4-3       29-31  4th  6.0 gb
 59 Mon, Jun  8   SFG  W   4-0       28-31  4th  7.0 gb
 58 Sun, Jun  7   SFG  L   2-3       27-31  4th  7.5 gb
 Last 10: 5-5    Last 20:11-9    Last 30:14-16
RedSox, 40-25, 1st, 3 up

SP: Jon Lester (25, LHP, 5-5, 4.76)

2009 Gamelogs / 2009 Splits / vs. FLA Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2009 (5-5) 81.1 81 43 43 28 96 11 4.76
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 44.1 39 22 22 16 53 4 4.47 55
2009-06-12 @PHI ND 7.0 2 1 1 2 11 0 111 78
2009-06-06 TEX W 9.0 2 1 1 2 11 0 107 88
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
Last 5 v.FLA 0-0 5.0 7 2 2 3 3 1 3.60 45
2006-07-02 @FLA ND 5.0 7 2 2 3 3 1 99 45
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   23-8    Road:   17-17   ExtrInn: 3-2 
 vsRHP:  23-17   vsLHP:  17-8    1-Run:  10-8 
 vsEast: 20-8    vsCntrl:10-4    vsWest:  5-10 IL: 5-3 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 65 Wed, Jun 17   FLA  W   6-1       40-25  1st  3.0 up
 64 Tue, Jun 16   FLA  W   8-2       39-25  1st  2.0 up
 63 Sun, Jun 14  @PHI  L   6-11      38-25  1st  2.0 up
 62 Sat, Jun 13  @PHI  W  11-6       38-24  1st  3.0 up
 61 Fri, Jun 12  @PHI  W   5-2 (13)  37-24  1st  2.0 up
 60 Thu, Jun 11   NYY  W   4-3       36-24  1st  2.0 up
 59 Wed, Jun 10   NYY  W   6-5       35-24  1st  1.0 up
 58 Tue, Jun  9   NYY  W   7-0       34-24  1st    Tied
 57 Sun, Jun  7   TEX  L   3-6       33-24  2nd  0.5 gb
 56 Sat, Jun  6   TEX  W   8-1       33-23  1st  0.5 up
 Last 10: 8-2    Last 20:13-7    Last 30:19-11
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Wed, Jun 17, 2009 BOS  6  FLA  1        W:Brad Penny (6-2), L: Andrew Miller (2-3), S: none
Tue, Jun 16, 2009 BOS  8  FLA  2        W:Tim Wakefield (9-3), L: Chris Volstad (4-7), S: none

Sun, Jul 02, 2006 BOS  4 @FLA  3        W:Mike Timlin (4-0), L: Randy Messenger (1-4), S: Jonathan Papelbon (25)
Sat, Jul 01, 2006 BOS 11 @FLA  5        W:Tim Wakefield (6-8), L: Brian Moehler (5-7), S: none
Fri, Jun 30, 2006 FLA  5  BOS  2        W:Dontrelle Willis (5-7), L: Jason Johnson (3-9), S: Joe Borowski (15)
Sun, Jun 29, 2003 BOS 11  FLA  7        W:Derek Lowe (9-3), L: Brad Penny (6-6), S: none
Sat, Jun 28, 2003 FLA 10 @BOS  9        W:Nate Bump (1-0), L: Brandon Lyon (3-4), S: Braden Looper (14)
Fri, Jun 27, 2003 BOS 25  FLA  8        W:Byung-Hyun Kim (3-6), L: Carl Pavano (6-9), S: none
Thu, Jun 14, 2001 BOS  6  FLA  4        W:David Cone (2-1), L: Chuck Smith (3-2), S: Rod Beck (4)
Wed, Jun 13, 2001 FLA  4 @BOS  2        W:Matt Clement (3-5), L: Tim Wakefield (4-1), S: Antonio Alfonseca (13)
Season Series: 2009 - BOS leads 2-0; 2008 -  0-0; 2007 -  0-0; All-Time - BOS leads 15-8

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

TBR  5.70

BAL  4.58

SEA  3.74

RA/G

LAD  3.77

TBR  4.61

WSN  5.73

BA

J. Mauer  .425

J. Bay  .281

C. Young  .189

OBP

J. Mauer  .495

F. Lopez  .355

D. Navarro  .232

SLG

J. Mauer  .750

J. Werth  .457

E. Burriss  .267

OPS

J. Mauer  1.245

J. Werth  .810

D. Navarro  .553

ERA

Z. Greinke  1.96

J. Pineiro  3.99

A. Sonnanstine  6.65

K/9IP

J. Verlander  10.96

C. Volstad  6.59

S. Martis  3.45

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

Marlins Batters (4.63 RS/G) vs. RedSox Pitchers (4.42 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
21.Baker* G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 1/3.000 2/.500 ··· 1/.000 182/163 .244/.335/.413/.748 .716/.751 .778 59/.594 0/0 6/3
1.Bonifacio# G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 1/.000 5/1.000 ··· 2/.500 290/214 .245/.291/.297/.588 .694/.530 .513 101/.523 12/4 1/11
3.Cantu G/S/vP ··· 1/2.000 1/.000 ··· ··· 3/1.666 3/.000 2/2.000 2/.000 249/184 .275/.329/.454/.783 1.029/.700 .703 90/.665 1/0 9/5
25.Carroll G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 47/26 .279/.340/.419/.759 .933/.607 .607 24/1.140 0/0 1/0
8.Coghlan* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/2.000 1/no AB 3/.333 ··· 1/.000 146/116 .273/.386/.388/.775 .533/.838 .999 103/.894 4/0 2/3
11.De Aza* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 19/19 .267/.368/.333/.702 /.702 9/.500 0/0 0/1
7.Gload* G/S/vP ··· ··· 2/1.000 2/.500 1/.000 3/.000 3/1.000 ··· 1/.000 109/97 .299/.367/.454/.821 .667/.842 .799 45/.969 0/0 3/1
18.Helms G/S/vP 3/.666 ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 1/no AB 5/.600 ··· 2/.000 95/51 .247/.295/.306/.601 .616/.583 .797 40/.696 1/1 1/4
27.Hermida* G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 3/.000 2/.500 1/.000 271/195 .268/.365/.409/.774 .610/.840 .706 103/.776 4/2 8/1
29.Paulino G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 7/.286 ··· 4/.000 109/46 .281/.361/.438/.799 .848/.724 .858 46/.937 1/0 3/2
2.Ramirez G/S/vP 3/1.666 1/.000 2/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 6/.533 3/.333 3/.000 273/199 .325/.393/.508/.902 .754/.956 .915 100/.786 9/4 8/6
12.Ross G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· 2/1.000 1/.000 2/.000 251/182 .266/.315/.472/.787 .922/.738 .819 96/.844 3/1 10/3
6.Uggla G/S/vP 3/.666 1/.000 2/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· 5/.650 3/.333 3/.333 272/200 .216/.332/.414/.746 .754/.743 .526 104/.758 1/0 11/6
IP 81.1 13.2 28.0 54.1 30.0 29.0 71.0 32.0 23.1 TOTAL .254/.327/.393/.720 .718/.721 .697 .746 38/14 65/55
ERA-K/9 4.76/10.6 3.29/9.9 2.25/7.1 3.81/8.0 2.40/9.6 1.86/9.6 4.94/6.0 1.97/5.6 2.31/8.5 4.15/7.8

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 345/.260 61/.216 126/.257 236/.281 119/.173 128/.225 321/.296 122/.174 101/.239 .261
OPS .735 .650 .674 .743 .583 .647 .833 .568 .669 .741
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 92/.822 29/.828 72/.603 123/.772 53/.410 71/.548 164/.820 62/.694 54/.407 .714
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 253/.703 32/.500 54/.766 113/.711 66/.736 57/.768 157/.847 60/.448 47/.979 .765
Home 159/.684 18/.500 67/.537 96/.655 46/.728 61/.497 174/.799 53/.637 50/.543
Last 28d days 106/.431 42/.587 42/.726 54/.696 40/.529 44/.743 122/.766 39/.822 33/.421
HR/SB/CS 11/6/5 0/2/0 0/3/1 4/7/4 4/0/0 3/8/0 8/11/1 4/3/0 2/3/0 59/66/14
Usage ·····X·· ·o·X·X·· ·o··X·X· o··X·X·· o···XX·X X···o·oX X·····X· X···oX·X ·X·o·oX·
RedSox Batters (5.43 RS/G) vs. Marlins Pitchers (5.09 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 47.Nolasco
G/S/vB
35.Badenhop
G/S/vB
40.Calero
G/S/vB
22.Lindstrom
G/S/vB
51.Martinez
G/S/vB
53.Meyer*
G/S/vB
23.Miller*
G/S/vB
46.Nunez
G/S/vB
44.Sanches
G/S/vB
45.West*
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
5.Baldelli G/S/vP 3/.000 ··· 2/1.000 ··· ··· ··· 3/1.334 ··· 1/.000 ··· 73/22 .273/.342/.455/.797 .904/.536 .764 32/1.098 0/0 3/2
44.Bay G/S/vP 10/.400 3/.333 2/1.500 3/.666 ··· ··· 3/.000 2/2.500 1/.000 ··· 284/200 .281/.398/.579/.977 .976/.977 .912 106/.796 5/1 17/0
7.Drew* G/S/vP ··· 2/.000 3/.000 ··· ··· 1/2.000 3/.333 3/.333 1/.000 ··· 227/168 .263/.392/.500/.892 .833/.914 .928 83/.910 1/2 9/1
46.Ellsbury* G/S/vP ··· 2/.000 ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 3/.667 2/1.000 1/5.000 ··· 279/187 .310/.357/.396/.753 .642/.805 .769 96/.834 28/6 3/1
22.Green G/S/vP ··· 2/.000 2/.500 ··· ··· ··· 2/1.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· 160/113 .293/.344/.442/.786 .751/.801 .839 65/.767 1/3 3/9
11.Kotsay* G/S/vP 2/3.500 ··· 2/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· 3/.666 ··· ··· ··· 20/17 .263/.300/.421/.721 .667/.732 1.053 20/.721 0/0 1/0
16.Kottaras* G/S/vP ··· 2/1.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 68/51 .237/.309/.373/.682 .319/.797 .801 31/.939 0/0 0/1
25.Lowell G/S/vP ··· 2/.000 5/1.100 ··· ··· 1/.000 6/.533 3/1.000 1/.000 ··· 267/190 .294/.330/.492/.822 .908/.788 .921 101/.798 0/1 10/7
23.Lugo G/S/vP 3/1.000 ··· 4/.500 ··· ··· ··· 3/.333 3/1.667 1/.000 ··· 102/73 .300/.373/.400/.773 1.043/.667 .667 38/.770 1/0 1/5
34.Ortiz* G/S/vP ··· 2/2.000 4/1.250 ··· ··· 1/5.000 3/1.667 5/.650 ··· ··· 254/169 .213/.315/.361/.676 .728/.647 .833 84/.742 0/2 5/0
15.Pedroia G/S/vP ··· 2/1.000 2/1.000 ··· ··· ··· 6/.666 4/.500 1/.000 ··· 293/196 .302/.390/.393/.783 .774/.788 .852 110/.705 12/4 2/4
33.Varitek# G/S/vP ··· ··· 6/1.500 ··· ··· 2/.500 6/.167 3/2.334 ··· ··· 201/143 .227/.328/.477/.805 .995/.744 .873 70/.774 0/0 10/1
20.Youkilis G/S/vP ··· 2/1.500 2/.000 ··· ··· ··· 3/.000 3/1.667 1/.000 ··· 225/150 .322/.453/.594/1.048 1.076/1.033 1.113 107/.862 4/0 11/1
IP 56.2 38.0 31.1 25.1 7.2 27.2 51.1 31.0 13.0 30.0 TOTAL .273/.361/.455/.816 .849/.801 .877 .809 52/19 80/39
ERA-K/9 7.62/7.9 3.79/6.2 2.01/11.2 5.68/8.9 8.22/8.2 2.28/8.8 4.56/7.5 3.77/8.4 0.69/9.0 3.00/4.5 4.55/7.6

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 269/.333 159/.271 128/.178 121/.270 38/.333 105/.155 234/.264 131/.202 60/.212 125/.165 .260
OPS .935 .713 .497 .792 .841 .491 .729 .629 .624 .552 .744
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 137/.966 71/.755 49/.674 64/.748 14/.357 49/.591 63/.854 67/.589 22/.589 13/.891 .781
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 132/.902 88/.680 79/.397 57/.839 24/1.136 56/.406 171/.685 64/.672 38/.645 112/.510 .715
Road 172/.864 66/.855 63/.460 50/.612 5/1.000 47/.129 99/.747 52/.421 15/.900 52/.624
Last 28d days 73/.949 78/.651 42/.517 45/1.014 28/.765 33/.247 128/.709 47/.700 49/.704 125/.552
HR/SB/CS 8/8/1 4/2/0 0/5/0 2/3/1 1/0/0 4/2/0 2/10/2 4/5/1 1/2/0 4/1/0 67/69/16
Usage ·····X·· ·X·····X X····oo· ····o··· ·····X·X ····ooo· X·····X· o···X·X· X···X·oo ····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.