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Game Preview: KCR @ BOS, 7:10pm, Saturday, July 11, 2009 @Fenway Park II

Royals, 37-49, 4th, 10½ GB, 14 GB in WC

SP: Gil Meche (30, RHP, 4-8, 4.14)

2009 Gamelogs / 2009 Splits / vs. BOS Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2009 (4-8) 104.1 107 54 48 46 81 9 4.14
2008 (14-11) 210.1 204 98 93 73 183 19 3.98
2007 (9-13) 216.0 218 98 88 62 156 22 3.67
Last 7 GS 2-3 42.0 39 19 18 24 33 8 3.86 52
2009-07-06 @DET ND 5.2 5 2 2 5 5 2 114 51
2009-07-01 MIN L 6.0 6 3 2 5 5 1 121 50
2009-06-26 @PIT L 5.0 5 4 4 3 3 2 84 41
2009-06-21 STL L 3.1 9 9 9 2 1 2 75 5
2009-06-16 ARI W 9.0 4 0 0 1 6 0 132 84
2009-06-10 @CLE W 7.0 4 0 0 3 11 0 115 77
2009-06-04 @TBR ND 6.0 6 1 1 5 2 1 110 53
Last 5 v.BOS 2-1 33.1 28 11 11 10 33 3 2.97 60
2008-08-04 BOS W 6.0 4 2 2 5 9 0 109 60
2008-05-20 @BOS L 7.0 5 2 2 2 8 0 119 65
2007-04-02 BOS W 7.1 6 1 1 1 6 0 103 67
2006-08-26 BOS ND 7.0 5 2 2 1 7 1 107 65
2006-04-17 @BOS ND 6.0 8 4 4 1 3 2 102 42
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   22-24   Road:   15-25   ExtrInn: 3-1 
 vsRHP:  25-29   vsLHP:  12-20   1-Run:   8-13
 vsEast:  8-11   vsCntrl:17-22   vsWest:  4-6  IL: 8-10

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 86 Fri, Jul 10  @BOS  L   0-1       37-49  4th 10.5 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
 Last 10: 4-6    Last 20: 8-12   Last 30:13-17
RedSox, 52-34, 1st, 1 up

SP: John Smoltz (42, RHP, 0-2, 6.60)

2009 Gamelogs / 2009 Splits / vs. KCR Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2009 (0-2) 15.0 20 11 11 3 10 0 6.60
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 2-4 37.0 40 17 17 9 40 2 4.14 52
2009-07-06 OAK L 6.0 10 5 5 1 3 0 99 34
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
Has never faced KCR.
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   29-14   Road:   23-20   ExtrInn: 4-3 
 vsRHP:  33-23   vsLHP:  19-11   1-Run:  15-13
 vsEast: 22-9    vsCntrl:11-5    vsWest:  8-13 IL:11-7 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 86 Fri, Jul 10   KCR  W   1-0       52-34  1st  1.0 up
 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
 Last 10: 5-5    Last 20:12-8    Last 30:19-11
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Thu, Jul 09, 2009 KCR  8 @BOS  6        W:Luke Hochevar (5-3), L: Justin Masterson (3-3), S: Joakim Soria (14)

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
Season Series: 2009 - Tied 1-1; 2008 - BOS won 6-1; 2007 - Tied 3-3; All-Time - KCR leads 207-202

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  4.56

SDP  3.80

RA/G

SFG  3.68

COL  4.59

WSN  5.67

BA

J. Mauer  .389

A. Rowand  .288

B. Giles  .191

OBP

J. Mauer  .461

W. Harris  .362

D. Navarro  .252

SLG

A. Pujols  .723

M. Diaz  .474

N. Punto  .234

OPS

A. Pujols  1.181

R. Cano  .827

B. Giles  .548

ERA

Z. Greinke  2.12

B. Bannister  3.87

J. Moyer  5.99

K/9IP

J. Verlander  11.01

D. Davis  6.75

J. Garland  3.46

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

Royals Batters (3.92 RS/G) vs. RedSox Pitchers (4.31 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 29.Smoltz
G/S/vB
60.Bard
G/S/vB
19.Beckett
G/S/vB
17.Delcarmen
G/S/vB
31.Lester*
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
49.Wakefield
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
8.Bloomquist G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 3/.666 7/.762 4/.500 ··· 1/.000 6/1.000 1/4.000 ··· 3/2.500 235/139 .285/.335/.393/.727 .881/.624 .854 92/.724 16/2 2/6
14.Buck G/S/vP ··· ··· 6/.000 5/1.750 5/.600 2/.000 1/5.000 2/.000 3/.000 1/no AB ··· 10/.744 97/73 .226/.313/.452/.765 .673/.796 .443 / 0/0 3/5
16.Butler G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 3/.000 3/1.167 3/.333 4/.000 ··· 3/1.334 3/.000 1/2.000 ··· 5/1.000 334/220 .291/.341/.453/.794 .969/.708 .678 102/.848 0/0 8/4
13.Callaspo# G/S/vP ··· ··· 3/.666 2/1.500 1/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 5/.900 2/.000 2/.000 ··· 316/215 .303/.354/.466/.820 .927/.767 .736 95/.797 1/1 6/11
9.DeJesus* G/S/vP ··· ··· 14/.445 3/.333 10/.000 4/1.250 2/1.500 4/.583 7/.453 2/.500 ··· 9/.222 345/222 .255/.309/.414/.723 .541/.827 .631 111/.813 2/5 7/0
26.Freel G/S/vP 9/.222 ··· 3/.666 1/.000 3/.000 2/2.000 ··· ··· 28/1.090 2/.500 3/.333 ··· 63/38 .176/.311/.176/.488 .442/.518 .531 23/.586 1/0 0/1
11.Guillen G/S/vP 32/.677 1/.000 23/.579 3/.000 9/.111 4/.750 2/.000 2/.500 4/1.000 1/.000 ··· 17/.567 280/187 .245/.318/.372/.689 .552/.758 .641 90/.569 1/0 8/4
17.Jacobs* G/S/vP 24/.857 1/.000 ··· 2/1.500 ··· ··· ··· ··· 5/.000 2/.000 3/.000 3/1.667 279/191 .218/.294/.401/.695 .536/.768 .649 72/.538 0/0 11/2
35.Maier* G/S/vP ··· ··· 2/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 2/.000 150/114 .212/.291/.311/.601 .761/.551 .403 73/.556 4/1 0/0
21.Olivo G/S/vP 13/.648 ··· 4/.000 1/.000 6/.334 ··· ··· 2/.000 5/.800 2/.000 1/.000 12/.969 225/133 .249/.272/.488/.761 .686/.814 .825 82/.793 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 ··· ··· 2/.000 ··· 3/.000 2/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 3/1.667 47/32 .089/.128/.111/.239 .205/.254 .372 19/.105 0/0 0/4
24.Teahen* G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 12/1.053 3/1.667 9/.476 5/.400 2/.500 2/1.000 5/.400 2/2.000 ··· 11/.546 328/208 .289/.348/.445/.793 .709/.842 .720 98/.835 5/0 9/7
IP 15.0 22.2 112.0 33.1 114.0 64.2 37.2 39.0 93.2 38.2 29.2 108.2 TOTAL .253/.312/.402/.714 .712/.715 .667 .711 45/11 74/69
ERA-K/9 6.60/6.0 2.78/10.3 3.62/8.3 2.43/6.5 3.87/10.3 4.31/8.1 3.11/8.8 1.85/9.5 4.71/6.0 2.33/6.3 3.64/8.2 4.31/5.1 4.13/7.7

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 68/.313 95/.198 467/.238 149/.248 449/.263 280/.277 152/.193 167/.234 418/.289 154/.199 134/.265 474/.266 .263
OPS .775 .562 .657 .663 .721 .757 .593 .677 .804 .614 .767 .730 .737
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 37/.803 49/.650 277/.688 82/.631 121/.748 143/.832 73/.453 99/.534 222/.796 75/.659 71/.562 196/.680 .715
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 31/.742 46/.469 190/.611 67/.703 328/.711 137/.680 79/.732 68/.880 196/.813 79/.574 63/.998 278/.765 .757
Home 29/.844 31/.394 217/.571 78/.584 212/.725 118/.633 63/.636 80/.558 220/.763 74/.758 68/.711 255/.756
Last 28d days 68/.775 45/.581 140/.651 33/.667 104/.675 51/.751 43/.645 48/.762 120/.675 40/.712 39/.988 134/.747
HR/SB/CS 0/1/0 0/2/0 10/9/1 0/3/1 13/7/5 6/7/4 4/0/0 4/8/1 10/16/1 4/4/0 4/4/1 8/14/2 74/79/16
Usage ····X··· ·X··X··· ···X···· ·XX····o X····X·· ·o·o·Xo· ··oo·oo· o·Xo···o ·X····X· ·X··o··X ····X·X· ··X····X
RedSox Batters (5.16 RS/G) vs. Royals Pitchers (4.69 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 55.Meche
G/S/vB
49.Bale*
G/S/vB
19.Bannister
G/S/vB
52.Chen*
G/S/vB
56.Colon
G/S/vB
37.Cruz
G/S/vB
23.Greinke
G/S/vB
44.Hochevar
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 7/1.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 3/.666 ··· 1/.000 ··· 7/.619 2/.500 89/26 .278/.360/.468/.828 .897/.661 .754 26/1.081 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 3/.000 4/1.833 2/1.500 3/.333 2/.500 8/.700 ··· 6/.666 1/2.000 1/2.000 6/1.267 15/1.233 363/258 .264/.377/.535/.912 .927/.906 .918 99/.713 9/1 20/0
7.Drew* G/S/vP 9/.730 1/.000 11/1.434 ··· ··· 19/1.541 7/1.000 9/.730 5/2.800 3/.000 6/.750 32/.913 306/234 .255/.376/.482/.858 .808/.874 .846 86/.773 2/2 12/1
46.Ellsbury* G/S/vP ··· ··· 5/1.100 ··· ··· 2/.000 ··· 10/.956 2/2.500 1/no AB 3/.666 ··· 355/238 .299/.349/.404/.754 .732/.764 .722 96/.874 38/7 5/1
22.Green G/S/vP 4/.500 1/.000 ··· 11/.673 ··· 1/2.000 6/.533 2/2.500 ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 221/164 .262/.321/.406/.727 .676/.745 .822 75/.704 1/4 4/9
11.Kotsay* G/S/vP 30/.367 3/1.167 ··· 19/1.339 5/1.400 5/.200 5/.600 3/.000 12/.417 ··· 9/.730 19/.728 65/56 .274/.292/.355/.647 .444/.681 .678 48/.575 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 13/.077 ··· 5/1.350 28/.753 1/5.000 3/.000 11/1.345 3/.000 3/.666 2/1.000 3/.000 16/.646 123/82 .284/.352/.367/.719 .859/.650 .584 31/.823 3/0 1/7
34.Ortiz* G/S/vP 24/1.374 ··· 8/1.125 17/.584 6/1.667 6/.667 7/.429 9/1.158 9/.611 2/.000 7/.453 7/1.571 327/223 .224/.318/.413/.731 .711/.740 .844 83/1.007 0/2 11/1
15.Pedroia G/S/vP 9/1.181 1/2.000 9/1.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 4/.833 6/1.700 3/.666 4/.500 6/.167 4/1.750 378/266 .300/.377/.417/.794 .792/.795 .842 101/.841 14/5 4/5
33.Varitek# G/S/vP 18/.476 ··· 4/.000 18/1.556 4/1.000 5/.200 6/.834 6/1.867 7/1.571 3/.333 3/.000 2/.000 260/182 .244/.346/.480/.826 1.030/.753 .890 68/.861 0/0 12/2
20.Youkilis G/S/vP 12/1.045 ··· 8/.750 11/.764 1/.000 3/1.667 5/.200 7/1.404 3/1.167 4/.250 6/2.000 5/.000 308/214 .291/.412/.547/.960 1.033/.928 .922 103/.683 4/1 14/3
IP 104.1 14.1 98.1 17.0 15.0 38.2 127.1 57.1 27.0 23.0 20.2 40.0 TOTAL .265/.349/.446/.795 .835/.778 .831 .773 71/24 104/52
ERA-K/9 4.14/7.0 5.65/8.2 3.66/5.7 6.88/5.3 3.60/5.4 4.19/6.7 2.12/9.1 5.34/4.1 4.33/8.3 1.57/11.7 4.79/12.6 4.05/6.1 4.30/7.0

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 459/.264 62/.264 387/.255 70/.250 59/.236 157/.200 506/.245 245/.256 128/.295 93/.176 102/.250 171/.276 .260
OPS .738 .770 .681 .846 .615 .639 .623 .795 .888 .474 .702 .779 .730
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 224/.675 29/.599 199/.715 21/.524 23/.776 73/.700 244/.671 107/.708 56/.694 46/.382 56/.815 73/.577 .699
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 235/.799 33/.935 188/.643 49/.998 36/.515 84/.587 262/.578 138/.861 72/1.054 47/.569 46/.573 98/.936 .758
Road 238/.686 28/.454 173/.757 47/.936 24/.673 67/.606 223/.632 119/.843 51/.924 58/.494 21/.690 59/.700
Last 28d days 132/.836 38/.954 137/.585 70/.846 41/.600 56/.565 139/.742 131/.844 28/.731 42/.396 24/.931 54/.677
HR/SB/CS 9/12/1 2/1/0 8/7/0 5/0/2 1/1/0 4/1/3 4/2/5 9/6/2 4/0/0 1/0/0 0/4/0 6/1/1 78/54/19
Usage ····X··· ooo··oo· X····X·· ···X···· ····o··o ·XX·X·Xo ··X····X ·X····X· ···X···· ·X··Xoo· ···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.