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Game Preview: ATL @ BOS, 7:10pm, Saturday, June 20, 2009 @Fenway Park II

Braves, 32-34, 3rd, 4½ GB, 4 GB in WC

SP: Derek Lowe (36, RHP, 7-4, 4.08)

2009 Gamelogs / 2009 Splits / vs. BOS Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2009 (7-4) 86.0 82 41 39 28 49 3 4.08
2008 (14-11) 211.0 194 84 76 45 147 14 3.24
2007 (12-14) 199.1 194 100 86 59 147 20 3.88
Last 7 GS 3-3 45.1 43 23 21 11 16 1 4.17 50
2009-06-14 @BAL L 2.1 8 7 7 3 0 1 80 10
2009-06-09 PIT W 7.0 7 3 3 1 4 0 102 54
2009-06-03 CHC ND 7.0 5 2 2 2 4 0 101 61
2009-05-28 @ARI L 7.0 10 5 3 0 2 0 100 43
2009-05-23 TOR W 7.1 5 2 2 2 2 0 97 60
2009-05-18 COL L 8.0 3 2 2 1 3 0 110 70
2009-05-11 @NYM W 6.2 5 2 2 2 1 0 95 55
Has never faced BOS.
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   15-17   Road:   17-17   ExtrInn: 4-3 
 vsRHP:  18-24   vsLHP:  14-10   1-Run:  12-10
 vsEast: 12-10   vsCntrl:10-14   vsWest:  5-8  IL: 5-2 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 66 Fri, Jun 19  @BOS  W   8-2       32-34  3rd  4.5 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
 Last 10: 4-6    Last 20: 9-11   Last 30:14-16
RedSox, 40-27, 1st, 2 up

SP: Josh Beckett (29, RHP, 7-3, 4.15)

2009 Gamelogs / 2009 Splits / vs. ATL Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2009 (7-3) 82.1 78 45 38 32 81 7 4.15
2008 (12-10) 174.1 173 80 78 34 172 18 4.03
2007 (20-7) 200.2 189 76 73 40 194 17 3.27
Last 7 GS 4-1 47.2 32 18 12 15 45 3 2.27 62
2009-06-14 @PHI L 6.0 11 7 6 0 5 1 105 29
2009-06-09 NYY W 6.0 1 0 0 2 8 0 93 76
2009-06-03 @DET W 7.2 2 3 0 2 9 0 119 76
2009-05-28 @MIN W 7.0 3 1 1 4 8 1 111 71
2009-05-23 NYM ND 8.0 5 1 0 1 5 0 117 74
2009-05-16 @SEA W 7.0 4 3 2 3 5 1 120 61
2009-05-10 TBR ND 6.0 6 3 3 3 5 0 118 50
Last 5 v.ATL 4-0 31.0 15 2 2 13 24 0 0.58 68
2007-06-19 @ATL W 6.0 4 0 0 2 3 0 88 65
2006-06-17 @ATL W 6.0 3 2 2 4 5 0 105 59
2005-09-23 @ATL ND 7.0 5 0 0 2 6 0 112 71
2005-06-30 ATL W 6.0 1 0 0 2 4 0 80 72
2005-04-05 ATL W 6.0 2 0 0 3 6 0 108 71
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   23-10   Road:   17-17   ExtrInn: 3-2 
 vsRHP:  23-19   vsLHP:  17-8    1-Run:  10-9 
 vsEast: 20-8    vsCntrl:10-4    vsWest:  5-10 IL: 5-5 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 67 Fri, Jun 19   ATL  L   2-8       40-27  1st  2.0 up
 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
 Last 10: 7-3    Last 20:13-7    Last 30:18-12
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Fri, Jun 19, 2009 ATL  8 @BOS  2        W:Kenshin Kawakami (4-6), L: Daisuke Matsuzaka (1-5), S: none

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)
Season Series: 2009 - ATL leads 1-0; 2008 -  0-0; 2007 - BOS won 4-2; All-Time - ATL leads 26-20

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  5.62

FLA  4.54

SEA  3.73

RA/G

LAD  3.76

TBR  4.61

WSN  5.58

BA

J. Mauer  .421

J. Loney  .281

B. Giles  .191

OBP

J. Mauer  .490

R. Martin  .353

D. Navarro  .243

SLG

J. Mauer  .738

C. Hart  .457

N. Punto  .252

OPS

J. Mauer  1.227

P. Konerko  .811

W. Taveras  .545

ERA

Z. Greinke  1.96

S. Feldman  4.02

A. Sonnanstine  6.60

K/9IP

J. Verlander  10.96

C. Pavano  6.50

S. Martis  3.45

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

Braves Batters (4.29 RS/G) vs. RedSox Pitchers (4.43 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 19.Beckett
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 19/1.291 ··· 2/.000 6/1.167 6/.334 5/.000 9/.555 ··· 3/.000 169/124 .273/.308/.383/.691 .774/.660 .740 78/.798 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 2/2.000 1/2.000 1/.000 1/.000 2/2.000 3/1.334 2/1.500 1/.000 1/.000 138/72 .276/.348/.431/.779 .812/.749 .801 53/.649 3/0 3/1
19.Escobar G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 3/.000 261/177 .286/.347/.436/.783 .591/.870 .829 90/.740 2/1 7/9
7.Francoeur G/S/vP 8/.393 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· 3/.666 7/1.000 ··· ··· 265/182 .248/.284/.337/.621 .733/.571 .536 92/.537 4/1 4/0
27.Hernandez G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 32/21 .129/.156/.161/.318 .273/.340 .263 27/.333 0/0 0/1
2.Johnson* G/S/vP 5/.650 1/.000 ··· 1/no AB 1/.000 ··· 3/1.334 2/.500 1/2.000 241/167 .227/.294/.380/.674 .908/.571 .588 99/.632 2/2 5/4
10.Jones# G/S/vP 27/.622 ··· 1/.000 1/.000 1/.000 1/.000 48/.827 3/.667 3/.333 237/165 .301/.418/.500/.918 1.056/.851 .920 95/.891 1/1 8/10
22.Kotchman* G/S/vP 7/.286 1/.000 2/1.500 4/.250 5/1.400 3/.000 3/.666 ··· 3/.666 208/144 .273/.332/.390/.722 .537/.806 .743 49/.500 0/0 2/0
16.McCann* G/S/vP 11/.455 ··· ··· 1/.000 1/2.000 3/.000 2/2.500 ··· 1/2.000 186/124 .327/.419/.522/.941 .727/1.041 .987 86/1.073 2/1 6/2
13.McLouth* G/S/vP ··· 1/no AB ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 10/.500 1/.000 3/2.667 260/170 .260/.346/.476/.822 .874/.793 .765 96/.813 9/0 12/0
14.Prado G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 127/68 .268/.339/.438/.776 .965/.622 .850 64/.714 0/1 3/2
8.Ross G/S/vP 2/.500 ··· ··· 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 82.1 15.1 28.0 56.2 30.0 29.0 71.0 32.0 24.1 TOTAL .257/.330/.389/.719 .734/.711 .741 .692 21/9 52/40
ERA-K/9 4.15/8.9 2.93/8.8 2.25/7.1 3.65/7.6 2.40/9.6 1.86/9.6 4.94/6.0 1.97/5.6 2.59/8.1 4.19/7.8

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 356/.245 67/.214 126/.257 245/.277 119/.173 128/.225 321/.296 122/.174 106/.242 .263
OPS .681 .640 .674 .729 .583 .647 .833 .568 .672 .747
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 215/.691 32/.787 72/.603 129/.765 53/.410 71/.548 164/.820 62/.694 58/.439 .724
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 141/.666 35/.515 54/.766 116/.691 66/.736 57/.768 157/.847 60/.448 48/.957 .767
Home 161/.595 24/.511 67/.537 105/.631 46/.728 61/.497 174/.799 53/.637 55/.558
Last 28d days 106/.524 45/.624 42/.726 51/.649 40/.529 39/.669 122/.766 39/.822 38/.456
HR/SB/CS 7/8/1 0/2/0 0/3/1 4/7/4 4/0/0 3/8/0 8/11/1 4/3/0 2/3/0 62/66/14
Usage ·····X·· X··o·X·X ···o··X· X·o··X·X ··o···XX ··X···o· ··X····· ··X···oX X··X·o·o
RedSox Batters (5.31 RS/G) vs. Braves Pitchers (4.47 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 32.Lowe
G/S/vB
46.Acosta
G/S/vB
30.Bennett
G/S/vB
51.Gonzalez*
G/S/vB
48.Hanson
G/S/vB
11.Kawakami
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 17/.607 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 73/22 .273/.342/.455/.797 .904/.536 .764 32/1.098 0/0 3/2
44.Bay G/S/vP 12/.167 1/no AB 9/.958 1/.000 ··· 3/4.000 ··· 3/.333 ··· 1/.000 290/205 .283/.400/.592/.992 .963/1.004 .946 104/.899 5/1 18/0
7.Drew* G/S/vP 3/1.000 ··· 1/5.000 2/.000 ··· 3/.333 ··· ··· 3/1.333 2/.000 233/174 .257/.386/.487/.873 .833/.887 .885 81/.928 1/2 9/1
46.Ellsbury* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 2/.500 ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 284/192 .305/.355/.390/.745 .642/.791 .749 92/.842 29/6 3/1
22.Green G/S/vP 3/.666 ··· ··· ··· ··· 2/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 1/.000 164/117 .285/.335/.430/.766 .751/.772 .799 66/.723 1/3 3/9
11.Kotsay* G/S/vP 14/.955 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 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 10/.425 ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 2/.000 ··· 1/.000 1/.000 3/.333 272/195 .288/.324/.482/.806 .908/.767 .883 98/.791 0/1 10/8
23.Lugo G/S/vP 13/1.200 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 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 4/.500 ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 3/.000 ··· 1/.000 4/1.000 2/2.500 260/174 .207/.308/.351/.659 .719/.626 .793 82/.743 0/2 5/0
15.Pedroia G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 3/.000 ··· 2/.000 2/.000 2/1.500 299/202 .291/.379/.376/.755 .774/.747 .792 108/.597 12/4 2/4
33.Varitek# G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 2/.000 ··· 2/.000 ··· 4/.000 206/148 .220/.320/.463/.784 .995/.717 .826 68/.648 0/0 10/1
20.Youkilis G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 3/.000 ··· 2/.000 1/no AB 3/.333 231/155 .317/.446/.597/1.043 1.060/1.034 1.100 105/.887 4/0 12/1
IP 86.0 11.2 32.0 31.0 17.2 75.1 21.1 25.2 24.1 31.2 TOTAL .269/.356/.449/.806 .846/.788 .852 .804 53/19 82/40
ERA-K/9 4.08/5.1 1.54/5.4 2.81/5.9 2.32/11.6 4.08/6.1 4.42/7.1 5.91/8.9 4.91/8.1 4.07/5.6 1.42/11.9 4.02/7.7

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 364/.254 46/.195 152/.312 137/.235 80/.265 329/.261 96/.231 118/.260 98/.244 126/.174 .252
OPS .672 .575 .785 .710 .794 .798 .684 .699 .595 .491 .713
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 171/.538 20/.368 65/.848 46/.872 35/.769 153/.687 46/.667 48/.829 46/.608 54/.555 .708
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 193/.792 26/.724 87/.740 91/.609 45/.808 176/.897 50/.699 70/.614 52/.582 72/.444 .718
Road 180/.716 26/.478 80/.798 77/.651 54/.717 151/.920 67/.708 48/.654 45/.499 59/.570
Last 28d days 104/.777 46/.575 58/.783 55/.654 80/.794 129/.784 78/.655 49/.837 40/.844 54/.429
HR/SB/CS 3/6/2 1/0/0 0/3/1 2/3/2 3/4/2 8/4/4 1/0/1 0/5/3 1/0/3 1/2/0 43/38/25
Usage ·····X·· ·····XX· ···X··X· oX·X···o ·X·····X X·····X· ·····X·· oX····Xo ···o··Xo 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.