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Game Preview: KCR @ BOS, 7:10pm, Friday, July 10, 2009 @Fenway Park II

Royals, 37-48, 4th, 9½ GB, 9½ GB in WC

SP: Brian Bannister (28, RHP, 6-6, 3.87)

2009 Gamelogs / 2009 Splits / vs. BOS Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2009 (6-6) 90.2 89 48 39 28 55 8 3.87
2008 (9-16) 182.2 215 127 117 58 113 29 5.76
2007 (12-9) 165.0 156 76 71 44 77 15 3.87
Last 7 GS 2-4 43.2 40 25 19 12 26 5 3.92 51
2009-07-05 CHW W 6.0 5 2 2 2 2 0 99 54
2009-06-30 MIN L 7.0 6 2 1 1 6 1 98 64
2009-06-25 @HOU L 6.0 6 5 5 2 3 2 93 41
2009-06-20 STL L 8.0 6 3 2 0 4 1 86 64
2009-06-14 CIN W 8.0 4 1 0 1 4 0 108 75
2009-06-09 @CLE ND 5.0 4 4 1 3 5 0 97 51
2009-06-03 @TBR L 3.2 9 8 8 3 2 1 91 10
Last 5 v.BOS 0-3 15.1 23 14 14 3 10 4 8.22 36
2008-08-05 BOS L 4.0 6 3 3 2 3 0 87 39
2008-05-22 @BOS L 5.1 12 7 7 1 4 1 107 19
2007-07-16 @BOS L 6.0 5 4 4 0 3 3 92 49
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   22-24   Road:   15-24   ExtrInn: 3-1 
 vsRHP:  25-29   vsLHP:  12-19   1-Run:   8-12
 vsEast:  8-10   vsCntrl:17-22   vsWest:  4-6  IL: 8-10

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 85 Thu, Jul  9  @BOS  W   8-6       37-48  4th  9.5 gb
 84 Wed, Jul  8  @DET  L   1-3       36-48  4th 10.0 gb
 83 Tue, Jul  7  @DET  L   5-8       36-47  4th  9.0 gb
 82 Mon, Jul  6  @DET  W   4-3       36-46  4th  8.0 gb
 81 Sun, Jul  5   CHW  W   6-3       35-46  4th  9.0 gb
 80 Sat, Jul  4   CHW  W   6-4       34-46  4th 10.0 gb
 79 Fri, Jul  3   CHW  L   0-5       33-46  4th 11.0 gb
 78 Thu, Jul  2   CHW  L   1-4       33-45  4th 10.0 gb
 77 Wed, Jul  1   MIN  L   1-5       33-44  4th  9.5 gb
 76 Tue, Jun 30   MIN  L   1-2       33-43  4th  9.5 gb
 Last 10: 4-6    Last 20: 8-12   Last 30:13-17
RedSox, 51-34, 1st, Tied

SP: Jon Lester (25, LHP, 7-6, 4.16)

2009 Gamelogs / 2009 Splits / vs. KCR Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2009 (7-6) 106.0 108 52 49 33 123 13 4.16
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 4-1 46.2 34 12 9 12 61 2 1.74 66
2009-07-05 SEA ND 6.2 8 4 1 3 9 0 122 54
2009-06-29 @BAL W 7.0 5 0 0 0 8 0 108 75
2009-06-24 @WSN W 6.0 6 3 3 2 6 0 103 52
2009-06-18 FLA L 5.0 8 2 2 0 4 2 110 47
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
Last 5 v.KCR 2-1 22.0 7 4 4 9 18 0 1.64 72
2008-05-19 KCR W 9.0 0 0 0 2 9 0 130 94
2006-08-08 @KCR L 5.0 6 4 4 3 5 0 105 41
2006-07-18 KCR W 8.0 1 0 0 4 4 0 100 80
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   28-14   Road:   23-20   ExtrInn: 4-3 
 vsRHP:  32-23   vsLHP:  19-11   1-Run:  14-13
 vsEast: 22-9    vsCntrl:10-5    vsWest:  8-13 IL:11-7 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 85 Thu, Jul  9   KCR  L   6-8       51-34  1st    Tied
 84 Wed, Jul  8   OAK  W   5-4       51-33  1st  1.0 up
 83 Tue, Jul  7   OAK  W   5-2       50-33  1st  1.0 up
 82 Mon, Jul  6   OAK  L   0-6       49-33  1st  1.0 up
 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
 Last 10: 5-5    Last 20:11-9    Last 30:19-11
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Wed, Aug 06, 2008 BOS  8 @KCR  2        W:Tim Wakefield (7-8), L: Luke Hochevar (6-10), S: none
Tue, Aug 05, 2008 BOS  8 @KCR  2        W:Josh Beckett (10-8), L: Brian Bannister (7-10), S: none
Mon, Aug 04, 2008 KCR  4  BOS  3        W:Gil Meche (10-9), L: Clay Buchholz (2-7), S: Joakim Soria (32)
Thu, May 22, 2008 BOS 11  KCR  8        W:Daisuke Matsuzaka (8-0), L: Brian Bannister (4-6), S: Jonathan Papelbon (14)
Wed, May 21, 2008 BOS  6  KCR  3        W:Bartolo Colon (1-0), L: Brett Tomko (2-5), S: none
Tue, May 20, 2008 BOS  2  KCR  1        W:Justin Masterson (1-0), L: Gil Meche (3-6), S: Jonathan Papelbon (13)
Mon, May 19, 2008 BOS  7  KCR  0        W:Jon Lester (3-2), L: Luke Hochevar (3-3), S: none
Wed, Jul 18, 2007 KCR  6 @BOS  5        W:Odalis Perez (5-8), L: Julian Tavarez (5-8), S: Octavio Dotel (10)
Tue, Jul 17, 2007 KCR  9 @BOS  3        W:Jimmy Gobble (4-1), L: Tim Wakefield (10-9), S: none
Mon, Jul 16, 2007 BOS  4  KCR  0        W:Kason Gabbard (3-0), L: Brian Bannister (5-6), S: none
Season Series: 2009 - KCR leads 1-0; 2008 - BOS won 6-1; 2007 - Tied 3-3; All-Time - KCR leads 207-201

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  5.61

CHW  4.52

SDP  3.81

RA/G

SFG  3.69

TOR  4.59

WSN  5.63

BA

J. Mauer  .388

B. Gardner  .287

B. Giles  .191

OBP

J. Mauer  .462

M. Cameron  .362

D. Navarro  .252

SLG

A. Pujols  .725

M. Diaz  .474

N. Punto  .240

OPS

A. Pujols  1.184

I. Kinsler  .827

B. Giles  .548

ERA

Z. Greinke  2.12

B. Bannister  3.87

B. Arroyo  5.85

K/9IP

J. Verlander  11.01

R. Wolf  6.81

J. Garland  3.46

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Royals Batters (3.96 RS/G) vs. RedSox Pitchers (4.36 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
8.Bloomquist G/S/vP 7/.762 ··· 3/.666 3/.666 ··· 1/.000 3/.666 ··· ··· 230/134 .278/.329/.378/.707 .881/.585 .815 91/.676 16/2 2/5
14.Buck G/S/vP 5/.600 ··· 5/1.750 2/.000 1/5.000 2/.000 3/.000 1/no AB ··· 97/73 .226/.313/.452/.765 .673/.796 .443 / 0/0 3/5
16.Butler G/S/vP 3/.333 ··· 3/1.167 4/.000 ··· 3/1.334 ··· ··· ··· 329/215 .293/.343/.457/.801 .969/.715 .688 101/.888 0/0 8/4
13.Callaspo# G/S/vP 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 3/.333 1/.000 2/.000 312/211 .301/.353/.458/.811 .927/.752 .714 94/.811 1/1 6/11
9.DeJesus* G/S/vP 10/.000 ··· 3/.333 3/.000 2/1.500 4/.583 4/.500 1/no AB ··· 340/217 .255/.307/.406/.714 .541/.815 .610 110/.791 1/4 7/0
26.Freel G/S/vP 3/.000 ··· 1/.000 1/2.000 ··· ··· 26/1.192 1/.000 3/.333 59/34 .167/.298/.167/.465 .442/.482 .499 19/.533 1/0 0/1
11.Guillen G/S/vP 9/.111 ··· 3/.000 4/.750 2/.000 2/.500 1/2.000 ··· ··· 275/182 .246/.320/.375/.695 .552/.769 .651 89/.567 1/0 8/4
17.Jacobs* G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/3.000 ··· ··· ··· 3/.000 1/.000 3/.000 274/186 .223/.299/.409/.708 .536/.790 .681 71/.564 0/0 11/2
35.Maier* G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 150/114 .212/.291/.311/.601 .761/.551 .403 74/.548 4/1 0/0
21.Olivo G/S/vP 6/.334 ··· ··· ··· ··· 2/.000 3/.666 1/.000 1/.000 221/129 .249/.273/.493/.766 .686/.824 .838 81/.803 3/1 13/4
3.Pena# G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 51/33 .319/.353/.532/.885 1.036/.800 .772 30/1.076 0/0 2/0
1.Pena G/S/vP 3/.000 ··· ··· 2/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 47/32 .089/.128/.111/.239 .205/.254 .372 19/.105 0/0 0/4
24.Teahen* G/S/vP 9/.476 ··· 2/1.000 5/.400 2/.500 2/1.000 3/.000 1/2.000 ··· 323/203 .284/.344/.439/.783 .709/.828 .696 96/.799 4/0 9/7
IP 106.0 22.2 33.1 64.2 37.2 38.0 93.2 38.2 29.2 TOTAL .252/.311/.400/.712 .712/.712 .660 .706 42/11 73/68
ERA-K/9 4.16/10.4 2.78/10.3 2.43/6.5 4.31/8.1 3.11/8.8 1.89/9.5 4.71/6.0 2.33/6.3 3.64/8.2 4.08/7.7

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 449/.263 91/.208 145/.240 277/.272 152/.193 167/.234 396/.289 145/.188 134/.265 .263
OPS .721 .589 .637 .738 .593 .677 .813 .585 .767 .735
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 121/.748 47/.681 79/.572 142/.798 73/.453 99/.534 213/.800 71/.669 71/.562 .711
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 328/.711 44/.493 66/.715 135/.675 79/.732 68/.880 183/.828 74/.510 63/.998 .757
Home 212/.725 27/.453 74/.529 115/.584 63/.636 80/.558 198/.775 65/.714 68/.711
Last 28d days 129/.601 46/.626 29/.541 59/.654 47/.618 48/.762 98/.681 36/.710 40/.958
HR/SB/CS 13/7/5 0/2/0 0/3/1 5/7/4 4/0/0 4/8/1 10/13/1 4/4/0 4/4/1 73/76/16
Usage ····X··· X··X···· XX····o· o·o·Xo·· ·oo·oo·· ·Xo···o· X····X·· X··o··X· ···X·X··
RedSox Batters (5.21 RS/G) vs. Royals Pitchers (4.73 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 19.Bannister
G/S/vB
49.Bale*
G/S/vB
52.Chen*
G/S/vB
56.Colon
G/S/vB
37.Cruz
G/S/vB
32.Mahay*
G/S/vB
48.Soria
G/S/vB
51.Tejeda
G/S/vB
34.Wright
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
5.Baldelli G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 7/.619 2/.500 89/26 .278/.360/.468/.828 .897/.661 .754 27/1.101 0/0 4/2
50.Bates G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 7/3 .000/.143/.000/.143 .000/.333 .143 7/.143 0/0 0/0
44.Bay G/S/vP 2/1.500 4/1.833 3/.333 2/.500 7/.629 1/2.000 1/2.000 6/1.267 15/1.233 359/254 .263/.376/.537/.913 .927/.907 .919 101/.719 9/1 20/0
7.Drew* G/S/vP 11/1.434 ··· ··· ··· 19/1.541 5/2.800 2/.000 6/.750 32/.913 301/230 .260/.382/.492/.874 .821/.890 .880 87/.829 2/2 12/1
46.Ellsbury* G/S/vP 5/1.100 ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 2/2.500 1/no AB 3/.666 ··· 351/234 .303/.353/.409/.763 .732/.777 .742 98/.899 37/7 5/1
22.Green G/S/vP ··· ··· 11/.673 ··· 1/2.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 217/161 .258/.318/.399/.717 .688/.727 .807 77/.648 1/4 4/9
11.Kotsay* G/S/vP ··· 3/1.167 19/1.339 5/1.400 4/.250 12/.417 ··· 9/.730 19/.728 61/52 .288/.311/.373/.684 .444/.727 .748 46/.638 1/1 1/0
16.Kottaras* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 88/70 .218/.273/.372/.645 .300/.729 .806 29/.699 0/0 1/1
23.Lugo G/S/vP 5/1.350 ··· 28/.753 1/5.000 3/.000 3/.666 2/1.000 3/.000 16/.646 123/82 .284/.352/.367/.719 .859/.650 .584 32/.864 3/0 1/7
34.Ortiz* G/S/vP 8/1.125 ··· 17/.584 6/1.667 5/.600 9/.611 2/.000 7/.453 7/1.571 323/219 .223/.316/.403/.719 .711/.722 .822 82/.957 0/2 11/1
15.Pedroia G/S/vP 9/1.000 ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 3/.666 3/.666 6/.167 4/1.750 373/262 .296/.374/.402/.776 .780/.775 .806 103/.725 14/5 4/5
33.Varitek# G/S/vP 4/.000 ··· 18/1.556 4/1.000 4/.250 7/1.571 3/.333 3/.000 2/.000 256/178 .243/.344/.482/.825 1.030/.751 .891 70/.824 0/0 12/2
20.Youkilis G/S/vP 8/.750 ··· 11/.764 1/.000 2/2.500 3/1.167 3/.333 6/2.000 5/.000 303/209 .289/.413/.546/.959 1.033/.926 .919 104/.691 4/1 14/2
IP 90.2 14.0 17.0 15.0 38.2 27.0 23.0 20.2 40.0 TOTAL .265/.349/.445/.794 .836/.776 .830 .761 71/23 102/51
ERA-K/9 3.87/5.5 5.79/8.4 6.88/5.3 3.60/5.4 4.19/6.7 4.33/8.3 1.57/11.7 4.79/12.6 4.05/6.1 4.29/7.0

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 387/.255 59/.260 70/.250 59/.236 151/.205 128/.295 89/.185 102/.250 171/.276 .260
OPS .681 .776 .846 .615 .646 .888 .497 .702 .779 .728
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 199/.715 28/.620 21/.524 23/.776 69/.717 56/.694 45/.391 56/.815 73/.577 .702
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 188/.643 31/.930 49/.998 36/.515 82/.586 72/1.054 44/.611 46/.573 98/.936 .752
Road 173/.757 25/.427 47/.936 24/.673 61/.622 51/.924 54/.533 21/.690 59/.700
Last 28d days 137/.585 35/.981 70/.846 41/.600 50/.574 28/.731 38/.439 24/.931 54/.677
HR/SB/CS 8/7/0 2/1/0 5/0/2 1/1/0 4/1/3 4/0/0 1/0/0 0/4/0 6/1/1 76/54/18
Usage ····X··· oo··oo·· ··X····X ···o··o· XX·X·Xo· ··X····X X··Xoo·· ··X···X· ··X·X··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.