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Game Preview: ATL @ BOS, 7:10pm, Friday, June 19, 2009 @Fenway Park II

Braves, 31-34, 4th, 5½ GB, 4 GB in WC

SP: Kenshin Kawakami (34, RHP, 3-6, 4.54)

2009 Gamelogs / 2009 Splits / vs. BOS Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2009 (3-6) 69.1 72 40 35 28 54 7 4.54
Last 7 GS 2-2 42.2 40 18 16 14 29 2 3.38 53
2009-06-13 @BAL ND 5.0 7 2 2 3 3 1 104 45
2009-06-08 PIT ND 6.0 4 3 3 1 5 0 95 56
2009-06-02 CHC ND 7.0 7 4 3 1 2 1 96 50
2009-05-27 @SFG L 5.2 9 4 3 4 2 0 98 35
2009-05-22 TOR W 8.0 3 0 0 0 7 0 106 83
2009-05-16 ARI L 5.0 5 3 3 1 4 0 73 48
2009-05-10 @PHI W 6.0 5 2 2 4 6 0 95 56
Has never faced BOS.
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   15-17   Road:   16-17   ExtrInn: 4-3 
 vsRHP:  17-24   vsLHP:  14-10   1-Run:  12-10
 vsEast: 12-10   vsCntrl:10-14   vsWest:  5-8  IL: 4-2 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 65 Thu, Jun 18  @CIN  W   7-0       31-34  4th  5.5 gb
 64 Wed, Jun 17  @CIN  L   3-4       30-34  4th  6.5 gb
 63 Tue, Jun 16  @CIN  L   2-7       30-33  4th  6.5 gb
 62 Sun, Jun 14  @BAL  L   2-11      30-32  4th  6.5 gb
 61 Sat, Jun 13  @BAL  L   4-8       30-31  3rd  5.5 gb
 60 Fri, Jun 12  @BAL  W   7-2       30-30  3rd  5.5 gb
 59 Thu, Jun 11   PIT  L   1-3       29-30  3rd  6.5 gb
 58 Wed, Jun 10   PIT  L   2-3       29-29  3rd  5.5 gb
 57 Tue, Jun  9   PIT  W   4-3       29-28  3rd  4.5 gb
 56 Mon, Jun  8   PIT  W   7-6 (15)  28-28  3rd  5.5 gb
 Last 10: 4-6    Last 20: 8-12   Last 30:13-17
RedSox, 40-26, 1st, 3 up

SP: Daisuke Matsuzaka (28, RHP, 1-4, 7.55)

2009 Gamelogs / 2009 Splits / vs. ATL Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2009 (1-4) 31.0 51 26 26 14 32 7 7.55
2008 (18-3) 167.2 128 58 54 94 154 12 2.90
2007 (15-12) 204.2 191 100 100 80 201 25 4.40
Last 7 GS 1-4 31.0 51 26 26 14 32 7 7.55 38
2009-06-13 @PHI ND 4.0 7 4 4 1 3 2 91 34
2009-06-07 TEX L 5.2 10 5 5 0 8 1 102 37
2009-06-02 @DET W 5.0 6 1 1 3 6 0 96 54
2009-05-27 @MIN L 5.0 9 3 3 3 6 0 102 40
2009-05-22 NYM L 5.0 5 4 4 2 4 1 80 43
2009-04-14 @OAK ND 1.0 5 5 5 2 0 0 43 21
2009-04-09 TBR L 5.1 9 4 4 3 5 3 100 36
Last 5 v.ATL 1-0 8.0 9 3 3 0 6 1 3.38 58
2007-05-19 ATL W 8.0 9 3 3 0 6 1 103 58
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   23-9    Road:   17-17   ExtrInn: 3-2 
 vsRHP:  23-18   vsLHP:  17-8    1-Run:  10-9 
 vsEast: 20-8    vsCntrl:10-4    vsWest:  5-10 IL: 5-4 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 66 Thu, Jun 18   FLA  L   1-2  (5)  40-26  1st  3.0 up
 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
 Last 10: 7-3    Last 20:13-7    Last 30:19-11
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Wed, Jun 20, 2007 BOS 11 @ATL  0        W:Julian Tavarez (5-4), L: Buddy Carlyle (1-2), S: none
Tue, Jun 19, 2007 BOS  4 @ATL  0        W:Josh Beckett (10-1), L: Tim Hudson (6-5), S: none
Mon, Jun 18, 2007 ATL  9  BOS  4        W:Chuck James (6-6), L: Curt Schilling (6-4), S: none
Sun, May 20, 2007 BOS  6  ATL  3        W:Kason Gabbard (1-0), L: Tim Hudson (5-2), S: none
Sat, May 19, 2007 ATL 14 @BOS  0        W:John Smoltz (6-2), L: Devern Hansack (0-1), S: none
Sat, May 19, 2007 BOS 13  ATL  3        W:Daisuke Matsuzaka (6-2), L: Anthony Lerew (0-2), S: none
Sun, Jun 18, 2006 BOS 10 @ATL  7        W:Rudy Seanez (2-0), L: Macay McBride (1-1), S: Jonathan Papelbon (23)
Sat, Jun 17, 2006 BOS  5 @ATL  3        W:Josh Beckett (8-3), L: Lance Cormier (2-2), S: Jonathan Papelbon (22)
Fri, Jun 16, 2006 BOS  4 @ATL  1        W:Jon Lester (1-0), L: Tim Hudson (6-5), S: Jonathan Papelbon (21)
Sun, May 22, 2005 BOS  5  ATL  2        W:Matt Clement (5-0), L: Roman Colon (0-1), S: none
Season Series: 2009 -  0-0; 2008 -  0-0; 2007 - BOS won 4-2; All-Time - ATL leads 25-20

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  5.66

BAL  4.59

SEA  3.73

RA/G

LAD  3.75

NYM  4.61

WSN  5.65

BA

J. Mauer  .425

C. Kotchman  .279

B. Giles  .191

OBP

J. Mauer  .495

B. Roberts  .352

D. Navarro  .243

SLG

J. Mauer  .750

M. Jacobs  .453

E. Burriss  .267

OPS

J. Mauer  1.245

P. Konerko  .803

W. Taveras  .545

ERA

Z. Greinke  1.96

D. Lowe  4.08

A. Sonnanstine  6.65

K/9IP

J. Verlander  10.96

K. Correia  6.59

S. Martis  3.45

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Braves Batters (4.23 RS/G) vs. RedSox Pitchers (4.38 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 18.Matsuzaka
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
18.Anderson* G/S/vP 2/.000 ··· 2/.000 5/1.000 6/.334 5/.000 9/.555 ··· 2/.000 164/119 .258/.293/.364/.657 .774/.612 .681 77/.742 1/0 3/2
1.Blanco* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 14/10 .000/.154/.000/.154 .000/.200 14/.154 1/0 0/1
23.Diaz G/S/vP 3/.666 ··· 1/.000 ··· 2/2.000 3/1.334 2/1.500 1/.000 ··· 133/67 .280/.353/.441/.794 .812/.777 .832 48/.676 3/0 3/1
19.Escobar G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 3/.000 256/172 .284/.346/.437/.783 .591/.872 .831 85/.736 2/1 7/8
7.Francoeur G/S/vP 3/3.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 3/.666 7/1.000 ··· ··· 261/178 .251/.285/.342/.626 .733/.577 .542 92/.603 4/1 4/0
27.Hernandez G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 32/21 .129/.156/.161/.318 .273/.340 .263 31/.328 0/0 0/1
2.Johnson* G/S/vP 4/.000 ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 3/1.334 2/.500 1/2.000 237/163 .229/.291/.383/.674 .908/.569 .586 99/.678 2/2 5/4
10.Jones# G/S/vP 4/.750 ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 1/.000 48/.827 3/.667 2/.000 232/160 .302/.418/.500/.918 1.056/.850 .920 90/.891 1/1 8/10
22.Kotchman* G/S/vP 3/1.666 ··· 2/1.500 3/.333 5/1.400 3/.000 3/.666 ··· 2/1.000 203/139 .279/.340/.399/.739 .537/.834 .772 48/.574 0/0 2/0
16.McCann* G/S/vP 2/.000 ··· ··· ··· 1/2.000 3/.000 2/2.500 ··· ··· 181/119 .323/.414/.516/.930 .727/1.029 .969 85/1.028 2/1 6/2
13.McLouth* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 10/.500 1/.000 3/2.667 255/165 .256/.341/.457/.799 .874/.756 .711 95/.714 9/0 11/0
14.Prado G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 127/68 .268/.339/.438/.776 .965/.622 .850 68/.668 0/1 3/2
8.Ross G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 3/.000 ··· ··· 9/.333 ··· 2/1.000 89/59 .297/.409/.568/.977 .713/1.119 1.305 20/1.324 0/0 5/0
IP 31.0 13.2 28.0 54.1 30.0 29.0 71.0 32.0 23.1 TOTAL .256/.329/.387/.715 .734/.705 .734 .686 21/9 51/39
ERA-K/9 7.55/9.3 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 4.14/7.8

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 154/.372 61/.216 126/.257 236/.281 119/.173 128/.225 321/.296 122/.174 101/.239 .262
OPS 1.059 .650 .674 .743 .583 .647 .833 .568 .669 .744
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 87/.927 29/.828 72/.603 123/.772 53/.410 71/.548 164/.820 62/.694 54/.407 .714
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 67/1.221 32/.500 54/.766 113/.711 66/.736 57/.768 157/.847 60/.448 47/.979 .770
Home 77/1.080 18/.500 67/.537 96/.655 46/.728 61/.497 174/.799 53/.637 50/.543
Last 28d days 94/.985 39/.638 42/.726 42/.706 40/.529 44/.743 122/.766 39/.822 33/.421
HR/SB/CS 7/3/0 0/2/0 0/3/1 4/7/4 4/0/0 3/8/0 8/11/1 4/3/0 2/3/0 61/66/14
Usage ·····X·· ··o·X·X· ··o··X·X ·o··X·X· ·o···XX· ·X···o·o ·X·····X ·X···oX· ··X·o·oX
RedSox Batters (5.36 RS/G) vs. Braves Pitchers (4.51 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 11.Kawakami
G/S/vB
46.Acosta
G/S/vB
30.Bennett
G/S/vB
51.Gonzalez*
G/S/vB
48.Hanson
G/S/vB
54.Medlen
G/S/vB
58.Moylan
G/S/vB
34.O'Flaherty*
G/S/vB
39.Soriano
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
5.Baldelli G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 73/22 .273/.342/.455/.797 .904/.536 .764 32/1.098 0/0 3/2
44.Bay G/S/vP ··· 1/no AB 9/.958 ··· ··· ··· 3/.333 ··· 1/.000 286/202 .278/.395/.574/.969 .976/.966 .897 104/.798 5/1 17/0
7.Drew* G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/5.000 2/.000 ··· ··· ··· 3/1.333 1/.000 229/170 .261/.389/.495/.883 .833/.901 .908 81/.907 1/2 9/1
46.Ellsbury* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 281/189 .307/.355/.393/.748 .642/.796 .756 93/.840 29/6 3/1
22.Green G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 161/114 .291/.342/.439/.781 .751/.793 .829 66/.755 1/3 3/9
11.Kotsay* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 2/1.500 6/.533 20/17 .263/.300/.421/.721 .667/.732 1.053 20/.721 0/0 1/0
16.Kottaras* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 68/51 .237/.309/.373/.682 .319/.797 .801 31/.939 0/0 0/1
25.Lowell G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 3/.333 269/192 .291/.327/.488/.815 .908/.780 .905 99/.783 0/1 10/7
23.Lugo G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 5/.200 102/73 .300/.373/.400/.773 1.043/.667 .667 34/.870 1/0 1/5
34.Ortiz* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 4/1.000 2/2.500 256/171 .211/.313/.358/.670 .728/.639 .819 82/.762 0/2 5/0
15.Pedroia G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 2/.000 2/.000 1/3.000 295/198 .299/.388/.390/.778 .774/.780 .839 108/.668 12/4 2/4
33.Varitek# G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 4/.000 203/145 .224/.325/.471/.796 .995/.733 .854 68/.681 0/0 10/1
20.Youkilis G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 2/.000 1/no AB 3/.333 227/152 .324/.454/.610/1.064 1.076/1.057 1.143 105/.924 4/0 12/1
IP 69.1 11.2 32.0 30.0 17.2 21.1 24.2 24.1 30.2 TOTAL .272/.359/.453/.812 .849/.796 .868 .808 53/19 81/39
ERA-K/9 4.54/7.0 1.54/5.4 2.81/5.9 2.40/11.4 4.08/6.1 5.91/8.9 5.11/7.7 4.07/5.6 1.47/11.7 4.05/7.6

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 306/.273 46/.195 152/.312 134/.241 80/.265 96/.231 115/.269 98/.244 123/.179 .255
OPS .819 .575 .785 .727 .794 .684 .719 .595 .504 .718
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 143/.719 20/.368 65/.848 45/.891 35/.769 46/.667 46/.871 46/.608 53/.567 .715
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 163/.911 26/.724 87/.740 89/.624 45/.808 50/.699 69/.624 52/.582 70/.458 .720
Road 128/.994 26/.478 80/.798 74/.681 54/.717 67/.708 45/.702 45/.499 56/.603
Last 28d days 106/.843 46/.575 58/.783 57/.782 80/.794 78/.655 48/.888 40/.844 53/.438
HR/SB/CS 7/4/4 1/0/0 0/3/1 2/3/2 3/4/2 1/0/1 0/5/3 1/0/3 1/2/0 42/38/25
Usage ·····X·· ····XX·· ··X··X·· X·X···o· X·····X· ····X··· X····Xo· ··o··Xo· o·····XX

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.