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Game Preview: ATL @ BOS, 1:35pm, Sunday, June 21, 2009 @Fenway Park II

Braves, 32-35, 4th, 4½ GB, 4½ GB in WC

SP: Jair Jurrjens (23, RHP, 5-5, 2.89)

2009 Gamelogs / 2009 Splits / vs. BOS Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2009 (5-5) 81.0 73 27 26 30 56 4 2.89
2008 (13-10) 188.1 188 87 77 70 139 11 3.68
2007 (3-1) 30.2 24 16 16 11 13 4 4.70
Last 7 GS 2-3 40.2 41 17 17 14 36 1 3.76 53
2009-06-16 @CIN L 2.0 2 1 1 1 1 0 38 48
2009-06-10 PIT L 6.0 4 2 2 3 7 0 111 60
2009-06-05 MIL L 7.0 9 4 4 3 8 0 109 48
2009-05-29 @ARI W 5.0 8 5 5 1 5 1 88 35
2009-05-24 TOR ND 6.0 8 2 2 2 3 0 102 49
2009-05-19 COL W 7.0 3 1 1 3 8 0 107 72
2009-05-12 @NYM ND 7.2 7 2 2 1 4 0 102 60
Has never faced BOS.
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   15-17   Road:   17-18   ExtrInn: 4-3 
 vsRHP:  18-25   vsLHP:  14-10   1-Run:  12-10
 vsEast: 12-10   vsCntrl:10-14   vsWest:  5-8  IL: 5-3 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 67 Sat, Jun 20  @BOS  L   0-3       32-35  4th  4.5 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
 Last 10: 3-7    Last 20: 9-11   Last 30:14-16
RedSox, 41-27, 1st, 3 up

SP: Tim Wakefield (42, RHP, 9-3, 4.39)

2009 Gamelogs / 2009 Splits / vs. ATL Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2009 (9-3) 82.0 81 40 40 35 47 6 4.39
2008 (10-11) 181.0 154 89 83 60 117 25 4.13
2007 (17-12) 189.0 191 104 100 64 110 22 4.76
Last 7 GS 5-2 42.0 54 27 27 17 22 5 5.79 41
2009-06-16 FLA W 6.0 6 2 2 1 4 0 93 55
2009-06-10 NYY W 6.0 8 3 3 3 2 1 88 43
2009-06-04 @DET W 6.2 8 3 3 0 3 0 81 49
2009-05-29 @TOR L 4.2 9 6 6 4 5 0 101 23
2009-05-24 NYM W 6.0 7 5 5 4 3 1 94 37
2009-05-19 TOR W 8.0 5 1 1 2 3 1 97 69
2009-05-13 @LAA L 4.2 11 7 7 3 2 2 91 13
Last 5 v.ATL 2-3 33.2 37 20 20 22 16 4 5.35 44
2005-05-21 ATL L 5.0 8 6 6 4 5 0 87 28
2000-07-09 ATL W 7.0 6 2 2 1 3 1 95 59
1997-08-30 ATL L 3.2 8 7 7 2 2 2 17
1993-05-04 ATL L 8.0 9 3 3 5 5 0 124 52
1993-04-27 @ATL W 10.0 6 2 2 10 1 1 172 63
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   24-10   Road:   17-17   ExtrInn: 3-2 
 vsRHP:  24-19   vsLHP:  17-8    1-Run:  10-9 
 vsEast: 20-8    vsCntrl:10-4    vsWest:  5-10 IL: 6-5 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 68 Sat, Jun 20   ATL  W   3-0       41-27  1st  3.0 up
 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
 Last 10: 7-3    Last 20:13-7    Last 30:19-11
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Sat, Jun 20, 2009 BOS  3  ATL  0        W:Josh Beckett (8-3), L: Derek Lowe (7-5), S: none
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)
Season Series: 2009 - Tied 1-1; 2008 -  0-0; 2007 - BOS won 4-2; All-Time - ATL leads 26-21

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  5.59

STL  4.55

SEA  3.78

RA/G

LAD  3.77

TEX  4.63

WSN  5.54

BA

J. Mauer  .417

J. Damon  .280

B. Giles  .191

OBP

J. Mauer  .485

M. Reynolds  .354

D. Navarro  .243

SLG

J. Mauer  .744

O. Hudson  .462

N. Punto  .248

OPS

J. Mauer  1.229

B. Abreu  .810

B. Giles  .548

ERA

Z. Greinke  1.96

J. Peavy  3.97

A. Sonnanstine  6.60

K/9IP

J. Verlander  10.96

B. Zito  6.49

S. Martis  3.45

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Braves Batters (4.22 RS/G) vs. RedSox Pitchers (4.37 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 49.Wakefield
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 67/.829 ··· 2/.000 6/1.167 6/.334 5/.000 9/.555 ··· 3/.000 172/127 .274/.308/.382/.690 .774/.660 .738 77/.802 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 ··· 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/.000 265/181 .286/.346/.433/.779 .591/.861 .818 94/.729 2/1 7/9
7.Francoeur G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· 3/.666 7/1.000 ··· ··· 268/185 .245/.281/.333/.614 .733/.561 .524 91/.520 4/1 4/0
27.Hernandez G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 32/21 .129/.156/.161/.318 .273/.340 .263 23/.217 0/0 0/1
2.Johnson* G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/no AB 1/.000 ··· 3/1.334 2/.500 1/2.000 244/170 .224/.290/.374/.665 .908/.560 .573 97/.535 2/2 5/5
10.Jones# G/S/vP 14/1.310 ··· 1/.000 1/.000 1/.000 1/.000 48/.827 3/.667 3/.333 240/168 .302/.417/.497/.914 1.056/.848 .913 97/.871 1/1 8/10
22.Kotchman* G/S/vP 15/1.043 1/.000 2/1.500 4/.250 5/1.400 3/.000 3/.666 ··· 3/.666 211/147 .274/.332/.389/.721 .537/.803 .741 48/.530 0/0 2/0
16.McCann* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 1/2.000 3/.000 2/2.500 ··· 1/2.000 189/127 .327/.418/.519/.937 .727/1.031 .977 85/.954 2/1 6/2
13.McLouth* G/S/vP ··· 1/no AB ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 10/.500 1/.000 3/2.667 264/174 .255/.341/.468/.808 .874/.773 .738 100/.778 9/0 12/0
14.Prado G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 130/71 .261/.331/.426/.757 .965/.594 .809 63/.673 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 82.0 15.1 28.0 56.2 30.0 29.0 71.0 32.0 24.1 TOTAL .256/.328/.386/.714 .734/.705 .732 .662 21/9 52/41
ERA-K/9 4.39/5.2 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 4.13/7.7

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 363/.256 67/.214 126/.257 245/.277 119/.173 128/.225 321/.296 122/.174 106/.242 .262
OPS .721 .640 .674 .729 .583 .647 .833 .568 .672 .742
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 139/.706 32/.787 72/.603 129/.765 53/.410 71/.548 164/.820 62/.694 58/.439 .719
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 224/.730 35/.515 54/.766 116/.691 66/.736 57/.768 157/.847 60/.448 48/.957 .762
Home 166/.700 24/.511 67/.537 105/.631 46/.728 61/.497 174/.799 53/.637 55/.558
Last 28d days 104/.869 45/.624 35/.787 51/.649 40/.529 39/.669 122/.766 39/.822 35/.499
HR/SB/CS 6/11/2 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· ····o··X ·X·o··X· ···o···X ···X···o ···X···· ···X···o ·X··X·o·
RedSox Batters (5.28 RS/G) vs. Braves Pitchers (4.45 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 49.Jurrjens
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 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 73/22 .273/.342/.455/.797 .904/.536 .764 32/1.098 0/0 3/2
44.Bay G/S/vP 5/.650 1/no AB 9/.958 1/.000 ··· 3/4.000 ··· 3/.333 1/.000 1/.000 294/208 .279/.395/.582/.977 .951/.987 .917 103/.872 5/1 18/0
7.Drew* G/S/vP ··· ··· 2/5.000 2/.000 ··· 3/.333 ··· ··· 3/1.333 2/.000 237/178 .258/.388/.490/.878 .833/.893 .894 80/.859 1/2 9/1
46.Ellsbury* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 2/.500 ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 287/195 .302/.351/.385/.736 .642/.778 .730 90/.809 29/6 3/1
22.Green G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 2/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 1/.000 167/120 .292/.341/.442/.783 .751/.795 .829 64/.764 1/3 3/9
11.Kotsay* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 3/1.000 6/.533 24/20 .217/.250/.348/.598 .500/.618 .779 24/.598 0/0 1/0
16.Kottaras* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 68/51 .237/.309/.373/.682 .319/.797 .801 26/.804 0/0 0/1
25.Lowell G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 2/.000 ··· 1/.000 1/.000 3/.333 272/195 .288/.324/.482/.806 .908/.767 .883 93/.722 0/1 10/8
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 ··· 3/.000 ··· 1/.000 5/.800 2/2.500 264/177 .208/.307/.354/.661 .710/.634 .792 81/.793 0/2 5/0
15.Pedroia G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 3/.000 ··· 2/.000 2/.000 2/1.500 303/206 .286/.374/.370/.744 .774/.731 .770 107/.546 12/4 2/4
33.Varitek# G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 2/.000 ··· 2/.000 ··· 4/.000 209/151 .228/.325/.478/.803 .995/.745 .863 71/.714 0/0 10/1
20.Youkilis G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 3/.000 ··· 2/.000 1/no AB 3/.333 235/159 .317/.447/.593/1.039 1.060/1.029 1.092 104/.860 4/0 12/1
IP 81.0 11.2 32.2 31.0 17.2 75.1 21.1 25.2 25.1 31.2 TOTAL .268/.355/.448/.804 .842/.787 .847 .779 53/19 82/40
ERA-K/9 2.89/6.2 1.54/5.4 2.76/6.1 2.32/11.6 4.08/6.1 4.42/7.1 5.91/8.9 4.91/8.1 3.91/5.3 1.42/11.9 4.01/7.6

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 338/.244 46/.195 155/.307 137/.235 80/.265 329/.261 96/.231 118/.260 101/.237 126/.174 .252
OPS .665 .575 .778 .710 .794 .798 .684 .699 .577 .491 .713
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 155/.774 20/.368 66/.857 46/.872 35/.769 153/.687 46/.667 48/.829 48/.582 54/.555 .709
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 183/.574 26/.724 89/.722 91/.609 45/.808 176/.897 50/.699 70/.614 53/.571 72/.444 .716
Road 166/.655 26/.478 83/.784 77/.651 54/.717 151/.920 67/.708 48/.654 48/.467 59/.570
Last 28d days 90/.760 42/.583 60/.779 55/.654 80/.794 129/.784 78/.655 45/.803 42/.802 51/.456
HR/SB/CS 4/5/3 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··X ·oX·X··· ··X····· ·X·····X ······X· ·oX····X o···o··X ·oo·····

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.