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Game Preview: OAK @ BOS, 7:10pm, Monday, July 6, 2009 @Fenway Park II

Athletics, 34-46, 4th, 11 GB, 9½ GB in WC

SP: Brett Anderson (21, LHP, 4-7, 5.45)

2009 Gamelogs / 2009 Splits / vs. BOS Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2009 (4-7) 74.1 90 55 45 22 52 13 5.45
Last 7 GS 3-3 37.0 47 22 22 11 32 6 5.35 45
2009-06-29 DET W 5.1 4 1 1 4 7 0 107 59
2009-06-20 @SDP ND 5.0 5 3 3 1 3 0 68 47
2009-06-14 @SFG L 4.0 8 6 6 1 6 2 85 27
2009-06-09 MIN L 5.2 10 5 5 1 5 1 89 33
2009-06-04 @CHW W 7.0 6 0 0 0 4 0 109 69
2009-05-30 @TEX L 4.0 8 6 6 2 3 2 83 23
2009-05-25 SEA W 6.0 6 1 1 2 4 1 105 58
Last 5 v.BOS 0-1 7.0 5 2 2 2 5 1 2.57 62
2009-04-15 BOS L 7.0 5 2 2 2 5 1 109 62
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   19-21   Road:   15-25   ExtrInn: 2-5 
 vsRHP:  23-27   vsLHP:  11-19   1-Run:   8-12
 vsEast: 11-10   vsCntrl:10-9    vsWest:  8-14 IL: 5-13

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 80 Sun, Jul  5  @CLE  W   5-2       34-46  4th 11.0 gb
 79 Sat, Jul  4  @CLE  L   2-5       33-46  4th 11.0 gb
 78 Fri, Jul  3  @CLE  L   3-15      33-45  4th 10.0 gb
 77 Wed, Jul  1   DET  W   5-1       33-44  4th  9.5 gb
 76 Tue, Jun 30   DET  L   3-5       32-44  4th 10.5 gb
 75 Mon, Jun 29   DET  W   7-1       32-43  4th 10.5 gb
 74 Sun, Jun 28   COL  L   1-3       31-43  4th 10.5 gb
 73 Sat, Jun 27   COL  L   9-11      31-42  4th  9.5 gb
 72 Fri, Jun 26   COL  L   2-4       31-41  4th  9.0 gb
 71 Wed, Jun 24   SFG  L   3-6       31-40  4th  7.5 gb
 Last 10: 3-7    Last 20: 7-13   Last 30:14-16
RedSox, 49-32, 1st, 1 up

SP: John Smoltz (42, RHP, 0-1, 6.00)

2009 Gamelogs / 2009 Splits / vs. OAK Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2009 (0-1) 9.0 10 6 6 2 7 0 6.00
2008 (3-2) 28.0 25 8 8 8 36 2 2.57
2007 (14-8) 205.2 196 78 71 47 197 18 3.11
Last 7 GS 3-3 36.0 32 12 12 10 43 2 3.00 56
2009-06-30 @BAL ND 4.0 3 1 1 1 2 0 52 53
2009-06-25 @WSN L 5.0 7 5 5 1 5 0 92 37
2008-04-27 @NYM L 4.0 7 4 4 2 5 2 83 35
2008-04-22 WSN L 7.0 5 1 1 0 10 0 105 73
2008-04-17 @FLA W 5.0 3 0 0 2 10 0 81 69
2008-04-12 @WSN W 6.0 5 1 1 2 5 0 90 61
2008-04-06 NYM W 5.0 2 0 0 2 6 0 78 67
Last 5 v.OAK 1-0 9.0 5 3 3 3 4 0 3.00 66
2005-06-11 OAK W 9.0 5 3 3 3 4 0 106 66
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   26-12   Road:   23-20   ExtrInn: 4-3 
 vsRHP:  31-22   vsLHP:  18-10   1-Run:  13-13
 vsEast: 22-9    vsCntrl:10-4    vsWest:  6-12 IL:11-7 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 81 Sun, Jul  5   SEA  W   8-4       49-32  1st  1.0 up
 80 Sat, Jul  4   SEA  L   2-3       48-32  1st  1.0 up
 79 Fri, Jul  3   SEA  L   6-7 (11)  48-31  1st  2.0 up
 78 Wed, Jul  1  @BAL  W   6-5 (11)  48-30  1st  2.5 up
 77 Tue, Jun 30  @BAL  L  10-11      47-30  1st  2.5 up
 76 Mon, Jun 29  @BAL  W   4-0       47-29  1st  3.5 up
 75 Sun, Jun 28  @ATL  L   1-2       46-29  1st  3.0 up
 74 Sat, Jun 27  @ATL  W   1-0       46-28  1st  4.0 up
 73 Fri, Jun 26  @ATL  W   4-1       45-28  1st  4.0 up
 72 Thu, Jun 25  @WSN  L   3-9       44-28  1st  4.0 up
 Last 10: 5-5    Last 20:12-8    Last 30:20-10
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Wed, Apr 15, 2009 BOS  8 @OAK  2        W:Tim Wakefield (1-1), L: Brett Anderson (0-2), S: none
Tue, Apr 14, 2009 OAK  6  BOS  5 (12)   W:Sean Gallagher (1-0), L: Javier Lopez (0-1), S: none
Mon, Apr 13, 2009 OAK  8  BOS  2        W:Dallas Braden (1-1), L: Jon Lester (0-2), S: none

Sun, Aug 03, 2008 BOS  5  OAK  2        W:Daisuke Matsuzaka (12-2), L: Dallas Braden (2-2), S: Jonathan Papelbon (31)
Sat, Aug 02, 2008 BOS 12  OAK  2        W:Jon Lester (10-3), L: Dana Eveland (7-8), S: none
Fri, Aug 01, 2008 BOS  2  OAK  1 (12)   W:Mike Timlin (4-3), L: Alan Embree (1-4), S: none
Sun, May 25, 2008 OAK  6  BOS  3        W:Joe Blanton (3-6), L: Jon Lester (3-3), S: Huston Street (11)
Sat, May 24, 2008 OAK  3  BOS  0        W:Justin Duchscherer (4-3), L: Josh Beckett (5-4), S: Huston Street (10)
Fri, May 23, 2008 OAK  8  BOS  3        W:Rich Harden (3-0), L: Tim Wakefield (3-3), S: none
Wed, Apr 02, 2008 BOS  5 @OAK  0        W:Jon Lester (1-1), L: Alan Embree (0-1), S: none
Season Series: 2009 - OAK leads 2-1; 2008 - BOS won 6-4; 2007 - Tied 4-4; All-Time - BOS leads 1041-851

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  5.51

CHW  4.47

SDP  3.80

RA/G

SFG  3.65

HOU  4.59

WSN  5.67

BA

J. Mauer  .390

V. Guerrero  .285

B. Giles  .191

OBP

J. Mauer  .464

C. Blake  .358

D. Navarro  .247

SLG

A. Pujols  .744

A. Ethier  .474

N. Punto  .242

OPS

A. Pujols  1.204

R. Cano  .819

B. Giles  .548

ERA

Z. Greinke  2.00

J. Hammel  3.90

A. Sonnanstine  6.61

K/9IP

J. Verlander  10.70

D. Davis  6.64

J. Garland  3.31

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

Athletics Batters (4.19 RS/G) vs. RedSox Pitchers (4.33 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 29.Smoltz
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
6.Buck* G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 1/2.000 2/.000 2/2.500 ··· 1/no AB ··· 101/88 .226/.287/.355/.642 .385/.682 .596 8/.375 1/1 3/0
18.Cabrera G/S/vP 23/.348 ··· 5/.000 3/.666 4/.000 8/.875 57/.416 2/.000 1/.000 346/239 .252/.292/.318/.610 .485/.662 .563 97/.664 4/4 3/12
7.Crosby G/S/vP ··· ··· 4/.500 2/.000 4/.833 5/1.200 ··· 3/.333 2/.000 184/107 .197/.290/.306/.595 .657/.550 .494 36/.573 2/1 3/7
32.Cust* G/S/vP 1/no AB ··· 3/.333 2/.000 4/2.417 2/.000 3/.333 2/1.000 2/.500 313/202 .227/.319/.414/.733 .583/.816 .740 99/.687 2/0 14/2
11.Davis G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/2.000 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 4/.250 117/61 .236/.308/.311/.619 .591/.647 .607 54/.721 9/4 1/1
14.Ellis G/S/vP 3/.666 ··· 6/.666 1/.000 1/.000 8/.625 2/1.000 4/.000 ··· 88/60 .210/.264/.321/.585 .368/.688 .649 19/.874 3/1 2/2
1.Garciaparra G/S/vP 14/.572 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 7/1.119 4/1.250 1/.000 75/52 .257/.293/.386/.679 .696/.669 .517 24/.697 0/0 2/0
16.Giambi* G/S/vP 3/1.167 ··· 4/.750 7/.453 10/1.200 9/.762 ··· 2/.000 ··· 303/203 .197/.333/.373/.707 .824/.646 .627 82/.614 0/0 11/3
5.Holliday G/S/vP 16/1.125 ··· 1/.000 2/.000 1/.000 1/.000 43/.981 1/.000 12/1.500 332/224 .273/.370/.420/.790 .733/.816 .785 98/.646 9/3 8/3
29.Kennedy* G/S/vP 7/.619 ··· 1/.000 ··· 2/2.000 4/.750 17/.912 2/.000 2/.000 229/152 .288/.354/.439/.793 .489/.944 .797 105/.622 8/3 6/7
35.Powell# G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 71/53 .203/.268/.375/.643 .535/.679 .595 18/.458 0/0 2/3
8.Suzuki G/S/vP ··· ··· 2/1.000 1/.000 5/.650 2/.000 ··· 2/1.000 1/3.000 299/201 .282/.326/.415/.741 .786/.719 .758 89/.790 4/2 5/1
15.Sweeney* G/S/vP ··· ··· 2/.000 1/.000 2/.000 2/.000 ··· 3/.666 1/.000 261/182 .270/.323/.359/.682 .635/.701 .759 46/.891 4/2 3/1
IP 9.0 20.1 32.0 63.1 36.0 36.0 88.2 36.0 28.2 TOTAL .239/.312/.364/.676 .623/.702 .652 .669 45/20 64/64
ERA-K/9 6.00/7.0 3.10/9.3 1.97/6.5 4.12/8.1 3.25/9.2 1.75/8.8 4.67/6.2 2.25/5.8 3.45/8.5 4.13/7.6

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 39/.278 88/.216 141/.238 270/.281 144/.205 157/.226 396/.289 142/.184 128/.243 .261
OPS .722 .611 .632 .759 .628 .671 .813 .583 .710 .735
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 24/.667 46/.698 79/.572 141/.805 68/.487 94/.551 213/.800 70/.680 70/.571 .711
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 15/.800 42/.518 62/.707 129/.709 76/.764 63/.845 183/.828 72/.496 58/.879 .758
Home / 24/.511 70/.513 108/.625 55/.738 70/.527 198/.775 62/.717 62/.589
Last 28d days 39/.722 46/.626 38/.702 52/.749 44/.710 45/.664 123/.669 39/.944 39/.704
HR/SB/CS 0/0/0 0/2/0 0/3/1 5/7/4 4/0/0 4/8/1 10/13/1 4/3/0 3/4/0 71/74/15
Usage ·····X·· ····X··o ··o··oo· Xo···X·· oo···Xo· ··o·Xoo· ·X·····X ··X·o·X· ·X···o·X
RedSox Batters (5.27 RS/G) vs. Athletics Pitchers (4.75 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 49.Anderson*
G/S/vB
40.Bailey
G/S/vB
56.Breslow*
G/S/vB
53.Cahill
G/S/vB
44.Casilla
G/S/vB
59.Gonzalez
G/S/vB
47.Gonzalez*
G/S/vB
54.Mazzaro
G/S/vB
36.Springer
G/S/vB
48.Wuertz
G/S/vB
31.Ziegler
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
55.Bailey G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 91/61 .208/.330/.416/.745 1.220/.515 .939 10/1.125 0/0 3/2
5.Baldelli G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· 2/1.000 ··· 3/1.167 ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 86/26 .286/.360/.481/.841 .919/.661 .780 28/1.073 0/0 4/2
44.Bay G/S/vP 3/1.667 1/no AB 2/2.000 ··· ··· 5/.400 ··· ··· 15/.343 15/1.186 3/.666 344/244 .259/.366/.528/.894 .899/.892 .878 99/.646 5/1 19/0
7.Drew* G/S/vP 3/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· 1/no AB 7/1.429 ··· ··· 6/.900 2/.500 3/.666 287/218 .264/.383/.490/.873 .798/.896 .877 87/.879 2/2 11/1
46.Ellsbury* G/S/vP 3/.000 1/.000 2/2.000 ··· 5/.400 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 2/.500 335/226 .302/.348/.399/.748 .737/.752 .704 82/.859 35/6 5/1
22.Green G/S/vP 3/.333 1/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 202/150 .272/.332/.424/.756 .704/.774 .899 73/.814 1/3 4/9
11.Kotsay* G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 6/1.467 ··· ··· 53/45 .294/.321/.392/.713 .250/.797 .826 46/.667 0/1 1/0
16.Kottaras* G/S/vP 3/1.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 84/66 .230/.286/.392/.678 .300/.776 .900 29/.922 0/0 1/1
23.Lugo G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/no AB ··· 2/.000 5/.000 ··· ··· 2/.500 ··· ··· 119/82 .295/.364/.381/.745 .959/.650 .650 28/1.003 3/0 1/6
34.Ortiz* G/S/vP 3/.000 1/no AB ··· ··· 4/.250 1/3.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 2/.000 307/210 .221/.316/.384/.700 .718/.691 .796 78/1.013 0/2 9/1
15.Pedroia G/S/vP 3/.000 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 5/.000 2/1.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 2/1.000 360/251 .285/.365/.377/.741 .782/.724 .733 104/.533 14/5 3/5
33.Varitek# G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 4/.250 2/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 2/.000 1/no AB 245/173 .240/.343/.490/.833 1.041/.762 .916 67/.766 0/0 12/1
20.Youkilis G/S/vP 3/.666 1/.000 ··· ··· 5/1.200 1/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 2/.000 287/199 .306/.429/.579/1.007 1.115/.961 1.016 102/.841 4/1 14/1
IP 74.1 48.2 32.2 93.0 29.0 27.2 23.1 42.2 29.2 39.0 36.1 TOTAL .267/.351/.445/.796 .849/.774 .838 .776 64/22 96/48
ERA-K/9 5.45/6.3 2.03/10.5 4.41/6.9 4.55/4.4 6.52/6.2 5.53/6.5 6.17/10.0 3.59/5.9 5.16/10.6 2.77/10.4 3.22/6.4 4.33/6.7

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 330/.297 192/.173 132/.198 405/.267 132/.256 128/.279 86/.384 176/.258 143/.318 144/.198 155/.300 .265
OPS .833 .508 .643 .831 .802 .730 1.007 .666 .875 .588 .736 .739
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 97/.936 85/.567 71/.661 210/.997 57/.926 66/.906 16/1.482 100/.629 61/1.075 56/.560 71/.926 .798
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 233/.789 107/.463 61/.623 195/.656 75/.710 62/.547 70/.895 76/.715 82/.736 88/.605 84/.581 .704
Road 177/.887 113/.563 69/.682 163/.856 74/.925 63/.791 42/.829 99/.715 74/1.104 80/.789 67/.771
Last 28d days 92/.886 47/.560 40/.576 120/.879 39/.806 77/.748 44/1.173 125/.775 43/.787 45/.679 47/.637
HR/SB/CS 13/8/0 3/0/0 4/3/3 16/12/6 5/3/0 0/0/0 2/0/0 3/2/1 5/2/0 3/2/2 1/0/0 78/39/14
Usage ······X· X···X··o ·XX····o ··X····· ··X··X·o ··X··X·· X····X·· ·X·····X ··X··XX· X·o···X· ·o··o·oX

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.