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Game Preview: OAK @ BOS, 7:10pm, Monday, July 27, 2009 @Fenway Park II

Athletics, 41-56, 4th, 17 GB, 16 GB in WC

SP: Trevor Cahill (21, RHP, 6-8, 4.50)

2009 Gamelogs / 2009 Splits / vs. BOS Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2009 (6-8) 110.0 112 62 55 47 51 20 4.50
Last 7 GS 3-3 36.2 38 26 21 19 17 10 5.15 43
2009-07-22 MIN W 7.0 6 1 1 2 4 1 96 63
2009-07-17 LAA ND 4.2 6 3 3 4 0 1 90 36
2009-07-08 @BOS L 5.1 4 4 4 3 2 2 102 43
2009-07-03 @CLE L 3.2 6 8 5 4 2 1 95 21
2009-06-27 COL L 3.2 8 7 7 1 2 4 82 18
2009-06-22 SFG W 7.0 4 1 1 1 4 1 99 68
2009-06-17 @LAD W 5.1 4 2 0 4 3 0 107 55
Last 5 v.BOS 0-1 5.1 4 4 4 3 2 2 6.75 43
2009-07-08 @BOS L 5.1 4 4 4 3 2 2 102 43
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   22-25   Road:   19-31   ExtrInn: 2-7 
 vsRHP:  27-36   vsLHP:  14-20   1-Run:   9-15
 vsEast: 15-16   vsCntrl:12-10   vsWest:  9-17 IL: 5-13

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 97 Sun, Jul 26  @NYY  L   5-7       41-56  4th 17.0 gb
 96 Sat, Jul 25  @NYY  W   6-4       41-55  4th 17.0 gb
 95 Fri, Jul 24  @NYY  L   3-8       40-55  4th 17.0 gb
 94 Thu, Jul 23  @NYY  L   3-6       40-54  4th 16.0 gb
 93 Wed, Jul 22   MIN  W  16-1       40-53  4th 15.0 gb
 92 Tue, Jul 21   MIN  L   2-3 (10)  39-53  4th 15.0 gb
 91 Mon, Jul 20   MIN  W  14-13      39-52  4th 13.5 gb
 90 Sun, Jul 19   LAA  L   0-1 (10)  38-52  4th 14.0 gb
 89 Sat, Jul 18   LAA  L   6-11      38-51  4th 13.0 gb
 88 Fri, Jul 17   LAA  W   7-3       38-50  4th 12.0 gb
 Last 10: 4-6    Last 20: 8-12   Last 30:11-19
RedSox, 57-40, 2nd, 2½ GB, 2½ up in WC

SP: Josh Beckett (29, RHP, 11-4, 3.42)

2009 Gamelogs / 2009 Splits / vs. OAK Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2009 (11-4) 129.0 111 56 49 36 117 10 3.42
2008 (12-10) 174.1 173 80 78 34 172 18 4.03
2007 (20-7) 200.2 189 76 73 40 194 17 3.27
Last 7 GS 4-2 52.2 44 18 17 4 41 4 2.91 62
2009-07-21 @TEX L 8.0 7 4 4 1 7 0 104 58
2009-07-12 KCR W 9.0 3 0 0 0 7 0 94 88
2009-07-07 OAK W 6.2 6 2 2 1 4 1 107 57
2009-07-01 @BAL ND 7.0 6 5 5 2 5 2 107 48
2009-06-26 @ATL W 7.0 6 0 0 0 6 0 98 71
2009-06-20 ATL W 9.0 5 0 0 0 7 0 94 84
2009-06-14 @PHI L 6.0 11 7 6 0 5 1 105 29
Last 5 v.OAK 3-2 33.2 29 12 12 8 28 3 3.21 58
2009-07-07 OAK W 6.2 6 2 2 1 4 1 107 57
2008-05-24 @OAK L 7.0 7 2 2 0 9 1 107 64
2007-05-02 OAK W 7.0 6 3 3 2 7 0 103 58
2006-08-29 @OAK L 7.0 5 2 2 3 4 0 104 60
2006-07-24 @OAK W 6.0 5 3 3 2 4 1 96 52
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   33-15   Road:   24-25   ExtrInn: 4-3 
 vsRHP:  36-28   vsLHP:  21-12   1-Run:  15-13
 vsEast: 25-12   vsCntrl:13-5    vsWest:  8-16 IL:11-7 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 97 Sun, Jul 26   BAL  L   2-6       57-40  2nd  2.5 gb
 96 Sat, Jul 25   BAL  W   7-2       57-39  2nd  1.5 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
 Last 10: 4-6    Last 20:10-10   Last 30:17-13
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Wed, Jul 08, 2009 BOS  5  OAK  4        W:Tim Wakefield (11-3), L: Trevor Cahill (5-8), S: Jonathan Papelbon (22)
Tue, Jul 07, 2009 BOS  5  OAK  2        W:Josh Beckett (10-3), L: Dana Eveland (1-3), S: Jonathan Papelbon (21)
Mon, Jul 06, 2009 OAK  6 @BOS  0        W:Brett Anderson (5-7), L: John Smoltz (0-2), S: none
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)
Season Series: 2009 - Tied 3-3; 2008 - BOS won 6-4; 2007 - Tied 4-4; All-Time - BOS leads 1043-852

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

LAA  5.54

FLA  4.49

SDP  3.64

RA/G

SFG  3.75

FLA  4.63

WSN  5.49

BA

J. Mauer  .366

M. Scutaro  .289

R. Cedeno  .178

OBP

M. Ramirez  .462

N. Morgan  .363

J. Gerut  .223

SLG

A. Pujols  .698

N. McLouth  .466

N. Punto  .241

OPS

A. Pujols  1.145

L. Overbay  .827

J. Gerut  .528

ERA

Z. Greinke  2.04

J. Cueto  3.78

J. Geer  5.84

K/9IP

T. Lincecum  10.82

R. Wolf  6.68

N. Blackburn  3.68

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Athletics Batters (4.38 RS/G) vs. RedSox Pitchers (4.25 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 19.Beckett
G/S/vB
60.Bard
G/S/vB
61.Buchholz
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
29.Smoltz
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
10.Barton* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 3/.000 11/.808 ··· 1/.000 4/.250 ··· 4/.666 ··· ··· 39/32 .100/.289/.267/.556 1.071/.457 .708 18/.641 0/0 1/0
18.Cabrera G/S/vP 42/.597 ··· 6/.666 6/.000 15/1.148 4/.500 4/.000 9/1.000 57/.416 2/.000 2/2.500 27/.296 423/297 .276/.313/.366/.679 .592/.714 .641 100/.894 10/4 4/14
7.Crosby G/S/vP 11/.473 ··· ··· 4/.500 15/.515 2/.000 4/.833 5/1.200 ··· 3/.333 3/.833 ··· 210/119 .227/.304/.343/.647 .762/.554 .550 31/.897 2/1 4/7
32.Cust* G/S/vP 6/.334 ··· ··· 3/.333 12/.531 2/.000 5/1.850 4/.000 3/.333 2/1.000 2/.500 4/1.167 375/251 .234/.328/.415/.743 .587/.820 .693 81/.816 2/0 16/2
11.Davis G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 1/2.000 3/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 4/.250 ··· 144/72 .256/.333/.364/.698 .681/.716 .682 29/1.048 13/5 2/1
14.Ellis G/S/vP 17/.761 ··· ··· 6/.666 16/.542 1/.000 2/.000 8/.625 2/1.000 4/.000 1/2.000 6/.833 152/106 .216/.272/.324/.595 .547/.616 .669 79/.667 4/2 4/2
1.Garciaparra G/S/vP 3/.666 ··· ··· ··· 3/1.666 ··· 1/.000 ··· 7/1.119 5/1.400 1/.000 17/.588 99/62 .250/.293/.359/.652 .659/.646 .516 32/.665 0/0 2/0
12.Hairston G/S/vP 6/.834 ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/no AB 6/.733 4/.000 ··· 1/.000 280/181 .291/.348/.504/.852 1.113/.715 .825 95/.741 10/1 12/2
29.Kennedy* G/S/vP 8/.375 ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 3/1.334 5/.900 17/.912 2/.000 3/.000 11/.955 305/205 .284/.342/.418/.760 .550/.861 .768 98/.675 11/3 7/8
5.Patterson* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 2/.000 ··· ··· 10/10 .100/.100/.100/.200 /.200 .200 2/.000 0/0 0/0
35.Powell# G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 90/64 .263/.333/.413/.746 .542/.825 .677 23/1.022 0/0 2/4
8.Suzuki G/S/vP 6/.334 1/.000 ··· 3/1.334 14/.607 1/.000 5/.650 4/1.000 ··· 2/1.000 2/1.500 3/1.334 367/252 .284/.322/.404/.726 .759/.711 .788 88/.676 5/2 5/1
15.Sweeney* G/S/vP 6/1.600 ··· ··· 2/.000 8/.750 1/.000 3/.000 3/.000 ··· 4/.500 1/.000 3/.000 306/221 .270/.318/.352/.670 .663/.673 .739 64/.741 4/5 3/1
IP 129.0 27.2 9.2 36.2 128.1 70.0 41.0 42.0 105.0 41.1 33.0 30.2 TOTAL .249/.319/.376/.695 .662/.710 .668 .768 65/26 78/75
ERA-K/9 3.42/8.2 2.28/11.0 3.72/5.6 2.21/6.6 3.79/10.2 4.63/8.2 3.07/8.3 1.71/9.4 4.71/5.9 2.18/6.5 3.27/8.2 7.04/8.2 4.01/7.7

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 528/.230 113/.184 45/.263 163/.255 541/.254 296/.281 168/.207 182/.226 464/.289 164/.200 141/.252 115/.303 .260
OPS .630 .516 .750 .672 .694 .766 .637 .648 .797 .608 .735 .825 .726
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 307/.666 54/.584 15/.933 87/.607 143/.758 148/.866 80/.438 103/.533 243/.780 81/.659 75/.530 58/.963 .715
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 221/.581 59/.455 30/.638 76/.745 398/.671 148/.669 88/.833 79/.796 221/.816 83/.560 66/.973 57/.691 .737
Home 247/.536 41/.376 / 83/.588 273/.684 124/.709 70/.708 89/.560 243/.736 79/.760 71/.679 50/.723
Last 28d days 116/.574 31/.165 45/.750 31/.757 149/.562 40/.929 34/.808 36/.528 92/.684 36/.800 22/.984 91/.835
HR/SB/CS 10/12/1 0/3/0 1/3/0 0/5/1 13/11/6 7/7/4 5/0/0 4/8/1 11/18/1 4/4/0 4/5/1 3/1/0 81/95/17
Usage ·····X·· ·o··X··· ····X··· ··o·o·oo ·X·····X X·····o· ··o·X··· ··X·o··· ··X····· oX······ X·····X· X·····X·
RedSox Batters (5.05 RS/G) vs. Athletics Pitchers (4.78 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 53.Cahill
G/S/vB
49.Anderson*
G/S/vB
40.Bailey
G/S/vB
51.Braden*
G/S/vB
56.Breslow*
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
5.Baldelli G/S/vP ··· 3/.333 ··· 6/1.133 ··· 2/1.000 ··· 3/1.167 ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 104/32 .266/.337/.436/.773 .837/.629 .766 27/.546 0/0 4/2
44.Bay G/S/vP 3/.333 6/1.167 1/no AB 5/.800 2/2.000 ··· 6/.833 ··· ··· 16/.393 16/1.224 3/.666 408/293 .256/.380/.509/.889 .924/.875 .923 89/.649 11/2 20/0
7.Drew* G/S/vP 3/1.666 3/.000 1/.000 3/.666 ··· 1/no AB 8/1.232 ··· ··· 7/.762 3/.667 4/.500 348/266 .234/.356/.436/.793 .718/.816 .818 82/.633 2/2 12/2
46.Ellsbury* G/S/vP 2/.500 7/.000 1/.000 1/2.000 4/1.500 5/.400 1/3.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 3/.333 392/272 .291/.338/.394/.731 .712/.739 .736 80/.724 44/7 5/1
22.Green G/S/vP 2/.000 6/.533 1/.000 2/.000 1/.000 ··· 2/.000 ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 2/.000 248/186 .250/.316/.393/.709 .641/.732 .795 58/.543 1/4 5/9
16.Kottaras* G/S/vP 2/.000 3/1.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 1/.000 91/70 .213/.275/.363/.637 .308/.729 .806 15/.557 0/0 1/1
23.LaRoche* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 4/.500 ··· ··· 5/1.400 5/.600 ··· 372/261 .247/.328/.448/.776 .672/.822 1.001 72/.438 2/2 13/1
25.Lowell G/S/vP ··· 3/2.667 ··· 4/.750 ··· 4/.000 3/.000 ··· ··· 4/1.750 4/1.750 3/.000 306/216 .289/.330/.470/.800 .915/.754 .879 24/.935 0/1 10/9
12.Lowrie# G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 2/2.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/no AB 34/25 .097/.147/.226/.373 .905/.205 .196 14/.604 0/0 1/1
34.Ortiz* G/S/vP 3/1.666 7/.000 1/no AB 5/.400 1/.000 4/.250 2/1.500 ··· ··· 1/.000 1/.000 2/.000 373/256 .230/.319/.422/.741 .719/.751 .858 87/.853 0/2 13/1
15.Pedroia G/S/vP 3/1.667 3/.000 1/.000 5/1.000 1/.000 5/.000 3/.666 ··· ··· 2/1.000 1/3.000 2/1.000 425/304 .304/.380/.421/.801 .816/.795 .863 92/.990 14/5 4/5
33.Varitek# G/S/vP ··· 3/.333 1/.000 3/.000 1/.000 4/.250 3/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 2/.000 1/no AB 300/213 .231/.337/.455/.792 .948/.739 .870 71/.708 0/0 13/3
20.Youkilis G/S/vP 3/.667 7/.286 1/.000 5/2.000 ··· 5/1.200 2/.000 ··· ··· 2/.000 1/.000 2/.000 350/248 .296/.411/.560/.972 1.095/.922 .957 88/.843 4/1 17/3
IP 110.0 102.0 58.0 130.0 39.2 34.2 36.2 33.2 55.0 35.2 47.1 45.1 TOTAL .262/.346/.439/.785 .834/.765 .839 .744 80/25 113/61
ERA-K/9 4.50/4.2 4.32/6.8 2.02/10.2 3.74/5.5 4.54/7.3 5.97/6.2 4.91/5.9 7.75/9.3 4.75/6.5 4.54/10.8 3.23/11.8 2.98/6.4 4.33/6.9

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 478/.265 432/.265 232/.171 528/.260 162/.194 163/.280 163/.259 163/.333 244/.301 164/.304 187/.216 185/.271 .263
OPS .829 .731 .520 .691 .649 .858 .702 .981 .796 .827 .655 .674 .742
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 258/.973 120/.802 109/.591 130/.448 87/.625 76/.931 86/.863 38/1.553 147/.845 71/1.017 76/.652 86/.820 .808
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 220/.662 312/.704 123/.461 398/.772 75/.676 87/.795 77/.526 125/.806 97/.723 93/.689 111/.657 99/.550 .700
Road 186/.865 254/.764 133/.541 236/.683 88/.726 86/1.015 74/.773 98/.701 147/.818 79/1.077 110/.860 88/.631
Last 28d days 95/.873 126/.435 44/.552 106/.721 40/.688 45/1.104 45/.653 98/.986 95/1.144 36/.611 53/.862 37/.337
HR/SB/CS 20/12/8 13/9/1 4/0/0 8/0/2 5/7/3 6/3/1 0/0/1 7/1/0 6/6/2 5/2/0 5/4/2 1/2/0 97/55/20
Usage ····X··· ··X····X ·X···X·X X····X·· o·oX··X· ··Xo··X· ····X··· ·X····X· ···X···· o·o·o·X· ·X···oX· X··o··o·

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.