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Game Preview: OAK @ BOS, 7:10pm, Tuesday, July 28, 2009 @Fenway Park II

Athletics, 41-57, 4th, 17 GB, 17 GB in WC

SP: Vin Mazzaro (22, RHP, 2-7, 4.75)

2009 Gamelogs / 2009 Splits / vs. BOS Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2009 (2-7) 55.0 66 34 29 21 40 6 4.75
Last 7 GS 0-6 35.1 52 31 26 16 31 6 6.62 38
2009-07-23 @NYY L 4.1 8 6 6 4 7 1 103 26
2009-07-18 LAA L 3.0 10 8 4 2 3 1 70 16
2009-07-10 @TBR L 5.0 7 3 2 2 2 1 102 43
2009-07-04 @CLE L 6.0 10 5 5 1 0 2 99 31
2009-06-28 COL L 5.0 5 3 3 4 8 0 109 49
2009-06-23 SFG L 6.0 7 4 4 2 6 0 105 46
2009-06-18 @LAD ND 6.0 5 2 2 1 5 1 93 58
Has never faced BOS.
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   22-25   Road:   19-32   ExtrInn: 2-7 
 vsRHP:  27-37   vsLHP:  14-20   1-Run:   9-15
 vsEast: 15-17   vsCntrl:12-10   vsWest:  9-17 IL: 5-13

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 98 Mon, Jul 27  @BOS  L   3-8       41-57  4th 17.0 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
 Last 10: 3-7    Last 20: 8-12   Last 30:11-19
RedSox, 58-40, 2nd, 2½ GB, 2½ up in WC

SP: Clay Buchholz (24, RHP, 1-1, 3.72)

2009 Gamelogs / 2009 Splits / vs. OAK Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2009 (1-1) 9.2 10 4 4 5 6 1 3.72
2008 (2-9) 76.0 93 63 57 41 72 11 6.75
2007 (3-1) 22.2 14 6 4 10 22 0 1.59
Last 7 GS 1-5 32.2 40 27 26 18 26 8 7.16 40
2009-07-22 @TEX L 4.0 6 3 3 2 3 1 90 39
2009-07-17 @TOR W 5.2 4 1 1 3 3 0 103 57
2008-08-20 @BAL L 2.1 3 5 5 3 0 0 60 28
2008-08-10 @CHW L 3.0 7 5 5 2 4 3 74 27
2008-08-04 @KCR L 6.0 7 4 4 3 4 1 93 43
2008-07-29 LAA L 6.1 6 6 5 3 5 1 90 41
2008-07-23 @SEA ND 5.1 7 3 3 2 7 2 98 47
Has never faced OAK.
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   34-15   Road:   24-25   ExtrInn: 4-3 
 vsRHP:  37-28   vsLHP:  21-12   1-Run:  15-13
 vsEast: 25-12   vsCntrl:13-5    vsWest:  9-16 IL:11-7 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 98 Mon, Jul 27   OAK  W   8-3       58-40  2nd  2.5 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
 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 - BOS leads 4-3; 2008 - BOS won 6-4; 2007 - Tied 4-4; All-Time - BOS leads 1044-852

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

NYY  5.54

FLA  4.53

SDP  3.63

RA/G

SFG  3.76

FLA  4.65

WSN  5.46

BA

J. Mauer  .363

K. Morales  .289

R. Cedeno  .174

OBP

M. Ramirez  .462

S. Schumaker  .362

R. Cedeno  .222

SLG

A. Pujols  .693

M. DeRosa  .470

N. Punto  .251

OPS

A. Pujols  1.138

M. Diaz  .826

R. Cedeno  .526

ERA

Z. Greinke  2.04

J. Lester  3.79

J. Geer  5.84

K/9IP

T. Lincecum  10.82

R. Wolf  6.68

J. Lannan  3.65

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Athletics Batters (4.37 RS/G) vs. RedSox Pitchers (4.23 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 61.Buchholz
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
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 ··· ··· 43/35 .147/.310/.324/.633 .900/.575 .917 22/.775 0/0 1/0
18.Cabrera G/S/vP 6/.666 ··· 42/.597 6/.000 15/1.148 4/.500 4/.000 9/1.000 57/.416 2/.000 2/2.500 27/.296 428/302 .278/.314/.366/.681 .592/.715 .645 101/.905 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 4/1.167 379/255 .234/.327/.413/.741 .587/.815 .689 82/.831 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 28/1.089 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/.833 156/109 .218/.271/.345/.616 .649/.602 .706 80/.664 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/.588 100/63 .247/.290/.355/.645 .659/.635 .505 33/.644 0/0 2/0
12.Hairston G/S/vP ··· ··· 6/.834 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/no AB 6/.733 4/.000 ··· 1/.000 285/186 .291/.349/.504/.852 1.113/.720 .828 96/.748 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/.955 310/209 .282/.340/.414/.754 .544/.853 .756 99/.647 11/3 7/8
5.Patterson* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 2/.000 ··· ··· 13/12 .154/.154/.154/.308 2.000/.167 .308 5/.400 0/0 0/0
35.Powell# G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 90/64 .263/.333/.413/.746 .542/.825 .677 19/1.141 0/0 2/4
8.Suzuki G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 6/.334 3/1.334 14/.607 1/.000 5/.650 4/1.000 ··· 2/1.000 2/1.500 3/1.334 371/256 .286/.324/.405/.729 .759/.716 .792 88/.672 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/.000 310/224 .271/.320/.352/.673 .655/.679 .741 64/.652 4/5 3/1
IP 9.2 28.2 136.0 37.2 128.1 70.0 41.0 42.0 105.0 41.1 33.0 30.2 TOTAL .250/.319/.377/.696 .666/.710 .672 .765 66/26 79/75
ERA-K/9 3.72/5.6 2.20/11.3 3.44/8.4 2.15/6.4 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 4.03/7.8

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 45/.263 113/.184 528/.230 163/.255 541/.254 303/.274 168/.207 182/.226 464/.289 166/.197 148/.250 139/.321 .260
OPS .750 .516 .630 .672 .694 .752 .637 .648 .797 .600 .732 .879 .728
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 15/.933 54/.584 307/.666 87/.607 143/.758 152/.851 80/.438 103/.533 243/.780 82/.650 78/.541 69/1.096 .720
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 30/.638 59/.455 221/.581 76/.745 398/.671 151/.654 88/.833 79/.796 221/.816 84/.553 70/.942 70/.677 .734
Home / 41/.376 247/.536 83/.588 273/.684 131/.679 70/.708 89/.560 243/.736 81/.740 78/.677 74/.858
Last 28d days 45/.750 31/.165 116/.574 28/.793 123/.602 47/.819 33/.833 35/.544 92/.684 34/.743 29/.903 115/.898
HR/SB/CS 1/3/0 0/3/0 10/12/1 0/5/1 13/11/6 7/7/4 5/0/0 4/8/1 11/18/1 4/4/0 4/6/1 4/1/0 82/96/17
Usage ·····X·· X·o··X·· X·····X· o··o·o·o ··X····· ·X·····o ···o·X·· ···X·o·· ···X···· ·oX····· ·X·····X ·X·····X
RedSox Batters (5.08 RS/G) vs. Athletics Pitchers (4.82 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 54.Mazzaro
G/S/vB
49.Anderson*
G/S/vB
40.Bailey
G/S/vB
51.Braden*
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
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/.000 105/32 .263/.333/.432/.765 .824/.629 .748 28/.526 0/0 4/2
44.Bay G/S/vP ··· 6/1.167 1/no AB 5/.800 2/2.000 3/.333 ··· 6/.833 ··· 16/.393 16/1.224 3/.666 412/296 .253/.376/.503/.879 .915/.865 .902 88/.658 11/2 20/0
7.Drew* G/S/vP ··· 3/.000 1/.000 3/.666 ··· 3/1.666 1/no AB 8/1.232 ··· 7/.762 3/.667 4/.500 351/269 .235/.356/.435/.791 .718/.814 .815 80/.523 2/2 12/2
46.Ellsbury* G/S/vP ··· 7/.000 1/.000 1/2.000 4/1.500 2/.500 5/.400 1/3.000 ··· ··· ··· 3/.333 396/276 .293/.339/.395/.734 .712/.743 .742 80/.732 44/7 5/1
22.Green G/S/vP ··· 6/.533 1/.000 2/.000 1/.000 2/.000 ··· 2/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 2/.000 248/186 .250/.316/.393/.709 .641/.732 .795 54/.562 1/4 5/9
16.Kottaras* G/S/vP ··· 3/1.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 2/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 1/.000 94/73 .207/.277/.354/.630 .308/.717 .783 18/.535 0/0 1/1
23.LaRoche* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 4/.500 ··· 5/1.400 5/.600 ··· 376/264 .250/.330/.449/.779 .666/.829 1.001 72/.494 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 37/28 .091/.135/.212/.347 .905/.187 .168 17/.518 0/0 1/1
34.Ortiz* G/S/vP ··· 7/.000 1/no AB 5/.400 1/.000 3/1.666 4/.250 2/1.500 ··· 1/.000 1/.000 2/.000 377/260 .227/.316/.417/.733 .719/.739 .839 86/.820 0/2 13/1
15.Pedroia G/S/vP ··· 3/.000 1/.000 5/1.000 1/.000 3/1.667 5/.000 3/.666 ··· 2/1.000 1/3.000 2/1.000 429/308 .303/.379/.422/.801 .816/.795 .861 91/.978 14/5 5/5
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 67/.689 0/0 13/3
20.Youkilis G/S/vP ··· 7/.286 1/.000 5/2.000 ··· 3/.667 5/1.200 2/.000 ··· 2/.000 1/.000 2/.000 354/252 .292/.407/.553/.959 1.095/.906 .934 87/.817 4/1 17/3
IP 55.0 102.0 58.0 130.0 39.2 115.0 35.2 38.2 33.2 35.2 47.1 45.1 TOTAL .261/.345/.437/.782 .832/.762 .830 .724 81/25 113/61
ERA-K/9 4.75/6.5 4.32/6.8 2.02/10.2 3.74/5.5 4.54/7.3 4.77/4.4 5.80/6.3 5.12/5.6 7.75/9.3 4.54/10.8 3.23/11.8 2.98/6.4 4.36/6.9

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 244/.301 432/.265 232/.171 559/.267 166/.197 478/.265 163/.280 163/.259 163/.333 166/.300 187/.216 189/.271 .264
OPS .796 .731 .520 .712 .661 .829 .858 .702 .981 .816 .655 .676 .745
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 147/.845 120/.802 109/.591 140/.493 89/.610 258/.973 76/.931 86/.863 38/1.553 71/1.017 76/.652 90/.818 .809
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 97/.723 312/.704 123/.461 419/.786 77/.720 220/.662 87/.795 77/.526 125/.806 95/.674 111/.657 99/.550 .704
Road 147/.818 254/.764 133/.541 267/.726 92/.744 186/.865 86/1.015 74/.773 98/.701 81/1.048 110/.860 92/.637
Last 28d days 95/1.144 102/.412 44/.552 137/.798 44/.731 95/.873 45/1.104 45/.653 98/.986 34/.587 47/.910 38/.413
HR/SB/CS 6/6/2 13/9/1 4/0/0 8/0/2 5/7/3 20/12/8 6/3/1 0/0/1 7/1/0 5/2/0 5/4/2 1/2/0 97/55/20
Usage ····X··· ···X···· ··X···X· ·X····X· ·o·oX··X X····X·· 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.