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Game Preview: BAL @ BOS, 7:10pm, Saturday, July 25, 2009 @Fenway Park II

Orioles, 41-54, 5th, 17½ GB, 15 GB in WC

SP: Jeremy Guthrie (30, RHP, 7-8, 5.12)

2009 Gamelogs / 2009 Splits / vs. BOS Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2009 (7-8) 109.0 113 68 62 35 67 22 5.12
2008 (10-12) 190.2 176 82 77 58 120 24 3.63
2007 (7-5) 175.1 165 78 72 47 123 23 3.70
Last 7 GS 3-3 41.2 34 23 20 14 22 8 4.32 51
2009-07-19 @CHW W 8.0 3 2 2 1 5 2 108 72
2009-07-07 @SEA ND 2.1 2 3 3 4 0 1 58 37
2009-07-02 @LAA L 7.0 9 5 5 2 5 2 112 42
2009-06-27 WSN W 5.0 5 3 3 3 2 0 95 44
2009-06-21 @PHI W 7.0 3 1 1 2 4 1 108 69
2009-06-16 NYM L 6.1 6 5 3 2 4 0 107 47
2009-06-10 SEA L 6.0 6 4 3 0 2 2 104 48
Last 5 v.BOS 1-2 28.2 36 20 16 16 22 6 5.02 42
2009-04-17 @BOS ND 4.2 8 8 5 4 5 2 103 23
2008-08-18 BOS L 7.0 5 2 2 5 4 2 104 58
2008-06-12 @BOS L 4.2 7 5 5 5 1 1 107 26
2008-06-02 BOS ND 6.1 8 2 2 1 5 1 120 53
2008-05-13 BOS W 6.0 8 3 2 1 7 0 115 52
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   26-21   Road:   15-33   ExtrInn: 4-3 
 vsRHP:  24-34   vsLHP:  17-20   1-Run:  11-11
 vsEast: 13-23   vsCntrl: 9-7    vsWest:  8-17 IL:11-7 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 95 Fri, Jul 24  @BOS  L   1-3       41-54  5th 17.5 gb
 94 Wed, Jul 22  @NYY  L   4-6       41-53  5th 16.0 gb
 93 Tue, Jul 21  @NYY  L   4-6       41-52  5th 15.0 gb
 92 Mon, Jul 20  @NYY  L   1-2       41-51  5th 14.0 gb
 91 Sun, Jul 19  @CHW  W  10-2       41-50  5th 14.0 gb
 90 Sat, Jul 18  @CHW  L   3-4       40-50  5th 15.0 gb
 89 Fri, Jul 17  @CHW  L   8-12      40-49  5th 15.0 gb
 88 Sun, Jul 12   TOR  W   4-2       40-48  5th 14.0 gb
 87 Sat, Jul 11   TOR  W   4-3 (12)  39-48  5th 14.0 gb
 86 Fri, Jul 10   TOR  L   0-2       38-48  5th 14.0 gb
 Last 10: 3-7    Last 20: 7-13   Last 30:13-17
RedSox, 56-39, 2nd, 2½ GB, 2½ up in WC

SP: Jon Lester (25, LHP, 8-7, 3.87)

2009 Gamelogs / 2009 Splits / vs. BAL Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2009 (8-7) 121.0 117 55 52 39 137 13 3.87
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 3-2 46.2 38 13 10 13 52 2 1.93 63
2009-07-19 @TOR L 7.0 5 3 3 4 6 0 112 57
2009-07-10 KCR W 8.0 4 0 0 2 8 0 115 80
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
Last 5 v.BAL 5-0 33.0 26 4 4 8 30 1 1.09 66
2009-06-29 @BAL W 7.0 5 0 0 0 8 0 108 75
2009-04-19 BAL W 7.0 4 0 0 2 9 0 108 76
2008-09-02 BAL W 5.0 6 1 1 4 5 0 99 52
2008-08-18 @BAL W 7.0 4 1 1 1 5 1 103 69
2008-06-12 BAL W 7.0 7 2 2 1 3 0 101 57
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   32-14   Road:   24-25   ExtrInn: 4-3 
 vsRHP:  35-27   vsLHP:  21-12   1-Run:  15-13
 vsEast: 24-11   vsCntrl:13-5    vsWest:  8-16 IL:11-7 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 95 Fri, Jul 24   BAL  W   3-1       56-39  2nd  2.5 gb
 94 Wed, Jul 22  @TEX  L   1-3       55-39  2nd  2.0 gb
 93 Tue, Jul 21  @TEX  L   2-4       55-38  2nd  1.0 gb
 92 Mon, Jul 20  @TEX  L   3-6       55-37  1st    Tied
 91 Sun, Jul 19  @TOR  L   1-3       55-36  1st  1.0 up
 90 Sat, Jul 18  @TOR  L   2-6       55-35  1st  2.0 up
 89 Fri, Jul 17  @TOR  W   4-1       55-34  1st  3.0 up
 88 Sun, Jul 12   KCR  W   6-0       54-34  1st  3.0 up
 87 Sat, Jul 11   KCR  W  15-9       53-34  1st  2.0 up
 86 Fri, Jul 10   KCR  W   1-0       52-34  1st  1.0 up
 Last 10: 5-5    Last 20:10-10   Last 30:16-14
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Wed, Jul 01, 2009 BOS  6 @BAL  5 (11)   W:Ramon Ramirez (5-2), L: Danys Baez (4-2), S: Jonathan Papelbon (20)
Tue, Jun 30, 2009 BAL 11  BOS 10        W:Mark Hendrickson (3-4), L: Takashi Saito (2-1), S: George Sherrill (17)
Mon, Jun 29, 2009 BOS  4 @BAL  0        W:Jon Lester (7-6), L: Jason Berken (1-5), S: Jonathan Papelbon (19)
Mon, Apr 20, 2009 BOS 12  BAL  1        W:Justin Masterson (1-0), L: Mark Hendrickson (1-2), S: none
Sun, Apr 19, 2009 BOS  2  BAL  1        W:Jon Lester (1-2), L: Koji Uehara (2-1), S: Takashi Saito (1)
Sat, Apr 18, 2009 BOS  6  BAL  4        W:Josh Beckett (2-1), L: Adam Eaton (0-2), S: Jonathan Papelbon (4)
Fri, Apr 17, 2009 BOS 10  BAL  8        W:Ramon Ramirez (1-0), L: Danys Baez (0-1), S: Jonathan Papelbon (3)

Wed, Sep 03, 2008 BOS  5  BAL  4        W:Justin Masterson (5-4), L: Jim Miller (0-1), S: none
Tue, Sep 02, 2008 BOS 14  BAL  2        W:Jon Lester (13-5), L: Radhames Liz (5-4), S: none
Mon, Sep 01, 2008 BOS  7  BAL  4        W:Paul Byrd (10-11), L: Garrett Olson (8-7), S: Jonathan Papelbon (35)
Season Series: 2009 - BOS leads 7-1; 2008 - BOS won 12-6; 2007 - BOS won 12-6; All-Time - BOS leads 1123-918

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  5.52

FLA  4.49

SDP  3.65

RA/G

SFG  3.74

FLA  4.66

WSN  5.54

BA

J. Mauer  .363

Y. Molina  .288

R. Cedeno  .186

OBP

M. Ramirez  .475

M. Reynolds  .363

R. Cedeno  .236

SLG

A. Pujols  .711

C. Blake  .465

N. Punto  .245

OPS

A. Pujols  1.161

T. Tulowitzki  .823

B. Giles  .548

ERA

Z. Greinke  2.08

J. Lester  3.87

J. Geer  5.84

K/9IP

T. Lincecum  10.82

R. Wolf  6.68

J. Lannan  3.74

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Orioles Batters (4.62 RS/G) vs. RedSox Pitchers (4.25 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 31.Lester*
G/S/vB
60.Bard
G/S/vB
19.Beckett
G/S/vB
61.Buchholz
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
29.Smoltz
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
12.Andino G/S/vP 4/1.500 ··· 3/.666 ··· 3/.000 2/.000 ··· ··· ··· 2/.000 ··· 10/.400 158/109 .230/.266/.284/.550 .557/.545 .438 44/.475 2/3 1/5
17.Huff* G/S/vP 27/.930 1/.000 37/.753 9/.222 10/.200 4/.833 13/.308 9/.708 10/.100 2/.000 1/2.000 7/.453 388/230 .254/.320/.412/.732 .640/.796 .618 89/.578 0/6 11/4
3.Izturis# G/S/vP ··· ··· 13/.490 ··· 1/.000 3/.666 ··· 1/.000 11/.282 2/.000 1/2.000 7/1.000 184/124 .253/.286/.316/.602 .850/.474 .380 25/.490 9/0 1/6
10.Jones G/S/vP 18/.777 ··· 15/.553 3/.000 8/.393 1/.000 3/1.667 4/.833 3/2.000 1/2.000 ··· 1/.000 377/235 .307/.361/.493/.853 .693/.950 .870 85/.762 8/4 14/4
21.Markakis* G/S/vP 29/.669 1/.000 34/.849 10/.400 11/1.441 4/.500 16/.742 9/.333 2/2.500 1/.000 1/2.000 2/.000 418/243 .295/.352/.465/.817 .693/.909 .783 94/.767 3/1 11/3
6.Mora G/S/vP 21/.340 ··· 19/.737 6/.750 11/.489 2/.000 6/.900 7/.286 6/1.467 2/no AB ··· 2/.000 287/169 .266/.332/.344/.676 .670/.679 .590 69/.679 2/3 3/7
18.Pie* G/S/vP 2/.000 1/.000 6/.334 ··· 1/2.000 3/.000 1/.000 3/.000 ··· 1/.000 2/.000 1/4.000 123/111 .225/.289/.342/.632 .182/.679 .563 13/.615 1/3 2/0
14.Reimold G/S/vP 3/.666 1/.000 3/.000 ··· ··· 1/2.000 1/2.000 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· 2/1.000 212/126 .259/.340/.439/.779 .839/.739 .681 77/.561 4/0 9/3
1.Roberts# G/S/vP 28/.801 ··· 36/.906 11/1.323 11/.384 4/.000 7/1.171 10/.786 3/.666 4/.500 1/2.000 7/.572 417/274 .280/.344/.437/.780 .758/.792 .804 84/.665 20/5 8/7
30.Scott* G/S/vP 8/.000 1/.000 16/1.625 4/.500 6/.167 5/1.350 5/.600 4/.500 5/1.800 3/1.000 2/.000 5/.400 286/195 .290/.374/.560/.934 1.013/.894 .801 74/.950 0/0 18/0
15.Wieters# G/S/vP 3/.666 ··· ··· ··· ··· 2/1.000 1/2.000 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 133/71 .244/.301/.374/.675 .594/.743 .586 53/.628 0/0 3/4
23.Wigginton G/S/vP 8/1.125 1/.000 29/1.202 ··· 5/1.000 2/.000 ··· 2/1.000 22/1.055 2/1.000 5/.450 7/.858 242/148 .257/.302/.389/.691 .664/.708 .605 51/.685 1/1 6/3
9.Zaun# G/S/vP 9/.476 ··· 15/.400 4/.750 7/.143 2/.000 5/1.600 14/.630 5/.200 2/.000 2/.000 9/.347 183/134 .261/.366/.401/.767 .591/.830 .893 27/1.258 0/0 4/4
IP 121.0 27.0 129.0 9.2 36.2 68.0 41.0 42.0 105.0 39.2 31.2 25.2 TOTAL .268/.331/.417/.749 .697/.779 .681 .710 48/26 95/69
ERA-K/9 3.87/10.2 2.33/11.3 3.42/8.2 3.72/5.6 2.21/6.6 4.76/8.2 3.07/8.3 1.71/9.4 4.71/5.9 2.27/6.6 3.41/8.2 6.31/7.7 4.08/7.7

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 509/.253 111/.188 528/.230 45/.263 161/.259 296/.281 165/.211 176/.221 441/.293 159/.193 141/.252 115/.303 .260
OPS .695 .526 .630 .750 .681 .766 .650 .640 .814 .602 .735 .825 .730
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 135/.806 54/.584 307/.666 15/.933 86/.615 148/.866 80/.438 100/.529 228/.816 77/.640 75/.530 58/.963 .722
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 374/.655 57/.472 221/.581 30/.638 75/.756 148/.669 85/.866 76/.782 213/.811 82/.568 66/.973 57/.691 .736
Home 241/.685 39/.396 247/.536 / 81/.603 124/.709 67/.742 83/.536 220/.763 74/.758 71/.679 50/.723
Last 28d days 117/.529 32/.159 116/.574 45/.750 33/.708 43/.899 31/.888 34/.493 95/.771 31/.800 26/.873 91/.835
HR/SB/CS 13/11/6 0/3/0 10/12/1 1/3/0 0/5/1 7/7/4 5/0/0 4/8/1 11/16/1 4/4/0 4/5/1 3/1/0 81/93/17
Usage ·····X·· ··X····X ···X···· ··X····X o·o·oo·· ····o·X· o·X····X X·o····o X·····X· ······X· ····X··· ····X···
RedSox Batters (5.06 RS/G) vs. Orioles Pitchers (5.27 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 46.Guthrie
G/S/vB
34.Albers
G/S/vB
28.Baez
G/S/vB
25.Bass
G/S/vB
35.Bergesen
G/S/vB
49.Berken
G/S/vB
27.Hendrickson*
G/S/vB
63.Hernandez
G/S/vB
51.Hill*
G/S/vB
43.Johnson
G/S/vB
26.Meredith
G/S/vB
52.Sherrill*
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
5.Baldelli G/S/vP 4/.000 1/.000 3/.333 ··· ··· ··· 16/.517 ··· 2/.000 ··· ··· 3/.666 104/32 .266/.337/.436/.773 .837/.629 .766 27/.546 0/0 4/2
44.Bay G/S/vP 6/2.467 9/.583 3/.833 2/.000 3/.000 3/.000 14/.536 ··· 19/.274 4/.000 3/1.666 3/.333 400/285 .252/.375/.506/.881 .924/.863 .908 85/.583 11/2 20/0
7.Drew* G/S/vP 17/1.328 1/no AB 2/2.000 3/.666 4/.500 3/3.000 ··· ··· ··· 3/.667 1/.000 3/.333 340/258 .233/.359/.442/.801 .718/.827 .837 82/.580 2/2 12/1
46.Ellsbury* G/S/vP 17/.544 5/1.200 3/1.000 4/.000 3/.000 3/1.167 5/1.000 ··· 2/2.500 4/.250 ··· 4/1.000 383/263 .287/.335/.384/.719 .712/.722 .709 79/.584 42/7 5/1
22.Green G/S/vP 3/1.000 2/1.000 ··· 3/.000 3/.000 2/.500 2/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 244/182 .250/.317/.395/.712 .641/.737 .805 57/.515 1/4 5/9
11.Kotsay* G/S/vP 5/.000 ··· 4/.250 1/.000 3/.000 3/1.334 13/.962 ··· ··· ··· 2/1.000 7/.310 79/69 .257/.291/.324/.615 .400/.648 .677 44/.523 2/1 1/0
16.Kottaras* G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 91/70 .213/.275/.363/.637 .308/.729 .806 19/.436 0/0 1/1
25.Lowell G/S/vP 19/.616 3/.666 7/.762 5/2.800 ··· ··· 10/.400 ··· 1/3.000 6/1.267 ··· 2/1.000 298/209 .289/.329/.471/.800 .903/.758 .883 17/.937 0/1 10/9
12.Lowrie# G/S/vP 3/.000 ··· ··· 1/2.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 2/.000 ··· ··· 30/21 .107/.167/.250/.417 .905/.238 .258 10/.800 0/0 1/1
34.Ortiz* G/S/vP 19/.845 3/.000 21/1.000 3/.333 3/.666 3/1.167 28/.582 ··· 3/1.667 4/1.250 ··· 10/.300 365/249 .228/.315/.415/.730 .726/.731 .839 87/.814 0/2 12/1
15.Pedroia G/S/vP 21/.976 6/.167 8/.250 6/2.500 3/1.667 3/1.167 4/1.750 ··· 3/1.000 3/1.167 1/.000 4/.250 417/296 .304/.377/.423/.800 .816/.794 .864 92/.932 14/5 4/5
33.Varitek# G/S/vP 15/.833 3/.333 13/1.162 3/2.000 3/.000 3/.666 21/.707 ··· 2/.500 5/.400 ··· 4/1.417 292/206 .231/.339/.457/.797 .961/.740 .886 67/.777 0/0 13/3
20.Youkilis G/S/vP 26/.535 4/1.000 6/.333 4/.750 3/.000 3/.000 15/.871 ··· 3/2.667 9/1.556 ··· 4/.500 346/244 .299/.413/.566/.979 1.095/.932 .973 92/.914 4/1 17/3
IP 109.0 41.1 46.0 56.0 116.1 56.1 60.1 38.0 55.1 44.1 37.2 39.1 TOTAL .261/.346/.438/.784 .831/.764 .838 .710 78/25 111/58
ERA-K/9 5.12/5.5 3.70/7.0 4.50/4.9 4.34/6.4 3.56/4.6 6.55/4.8 4.33/6.1 3.55/5.0 7.64/7.3 3.05/6.1 4.06/5.0 2.52/8.7 5.00/6.0

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 471/.265 179/.278 186/.222 255/.289 460/.261 262/.305 267/.285 167/.272 261/.292 184/.250 170/.324 164/.223 .278
OPS .820 .730 .655 .830 .716 .844 .820 .761 .873 .703 .752 .637 .804
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 235/.877 76/.865 91/.690 122/.743 226/.719 140/.881 85/.698 84/.783 56/.888 86/.640 74/.774 48/.371 .824
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 236/.764 103/.633 95/.620 133/.910 234/.711 122/.800 182/.879 83/.740 205/.869 98/.754 96/.734 116/.747 .787
Road 215/.880 90/.746 77/.895 107/.751 187/.779 109/.940 155/.736 116/.734 175/.813 94/.655 89/.792 79/.654
Last 28d days 92/.779 46/.626 29/.789 57/.918 114/.746 118/.904 52/.556 103/.730 93/1.038 37/.895 35/.787 44/.706
HR/SB/CS 22/4/1 1/5/2 6/3/0 9/2/3 11/0/3 6/5/1 9/10/0 4/3/1 7/9/2 4/1/1 1/8/1 3/3/0 116/65/17
Usage ·····X·· X··X···X o······o ···X···· X·····X· ··X····X ···oo·o· ····X··· ···X···X ····XX·· ··o····· ··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.