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Game Preview: OAK @ BOS, 7:10pm, Wednesday, July 29, 2009 @Fenway Park II

Athletics, 42-57, 4th, 17 GB, 16 GB in WC

SP: Brett Anderson (21, LHP, 5-8, 4.32)

2009 Gamelogs / 2009 Splits / vs. BOS Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2009 (5-8) 102.0 106 59 49 27 77 13 4.32
Last 7 GS 2-2 42.0 33 14 14 11 41 2 3.00 59
2009-07-24 @NYY L 6.2 9 4 4 2 7 0 114 45
2009-07-19 LAA ND 8.0 2 0 0 0 6 0 104 84
2009-07-12 @TBR ND 4.0 3 0 0 1 3 0 50 58
2009-07-06 @BOS W 9.0 2 0 0 2 9 0 111 90
2009-06-29 DET W 5.1 4 1 1 4 7 0 107 59
2009-06-20 @SDP ND 5.0 5 3 3 1 3 0 68 47
2009-06-14 @SFG L 4.0 8 6 6 1 6 2 85 27
Last 5 v.BOS 1-1 16.0 7 2 2 4 14 1 1.12 76
2009-07-06 @BOS W 9.0 2 0 0 2 9 0 111 90
2009-04-15 BOS L 7.0 5 2 2 2 5 1 109 62
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   22-25   Road:   20-32   ExtrInn: 3-7 
 vsRHP:  28-37   vsLHP:  14-20   1-Run:  10-15
 vsEast: 16-17   vsCntrl:12-10   vsWest:  9-17 IL: 5-13

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 99 Tue, Jul 28  @BOS  W   9-8 (11)  42-57  4th 17.0 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
 Last 10: 4-6    Last 20: 9-11   Last 30:11-19
RedSox, 58-41, 2nd, 2½ GB, 1½ up in WC

SP: Brad Penny (31, RHP, 7-4, 4.71)

2009 Gamelogs / 2009 Splits / vs. OAK Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2009 (7-4) 105.0 123 62 55 30 69 11 4.71
2008 (6-9) 94.2 112 68 66 42 51 13 6.27
2007 (16-4) 208.0 199 75 70 73 135 9 3.03
Last 7 GS 2-2 39.0 40 18 16 10 25 3 3.69 51
2009-07-24 BAL W 6.1 5 1 0 0 4 0 108 65
2009-07-18 @TOR L 5.0 8 6 6 1 3 1 82 29
2009-07-09 KCR ND 5.0 6 3 3 1 1 0 97 43
2009-07-04 SEA ND 6.0 6 2 2 1 6 0 102 57
2009-06-28 @ATL L 6.0 6 2 2 0 2 2 106 54
2009-06-23 @WSN ND 5.2 6 3 3 3 6 0 112 48
2009-06-17 FLA W 5.0 3 1 0 4 3 0 100 58
Last 5 v.OAK 1-0 7.0 6 1 1 2 7 0 1.29 66
2003-06-03 OAK W 7.0 6 1 1 2 7 0 101 66
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   34-16   Road:   24-25   ExtrInn: 4-4 
 vsRHP:  37-29   vsLHP:  21-12   1-Run:  15-14
 vsEast: 25-12   vsCntrl:13-5    vsWest:  9-17 IL:11-7 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 99 Tue, Jul 28   OAK  L   8-9 (11)  58-41  2nd  2.5 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
 Last 10: 3-7    Last 20:10-10   Last 30:16-14
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Tue, Jul 28, 2009 OAK  9 @BOS  8 (11)   W:Craig Breslow (4-4), L: Manny Delcarmen (2-2), S: Andrew Bailey (12)
Mon, Jul 27, 2009 BOS  8  OAK  3        W:Josh Beckett (12-4), L: Trevor Cahill (6-9), S: none
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
Season Series: 2009 - Tied 4-4; 2008 - BOS won 6-4; 2007 - Tied 4-4; All-Time - BOS leads 1044-853

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  5.56

FLA  4.52

SDP  3.62

RA/G

SFG  3.72

NYM  4.60

WSN  5.44

BA

I. Suzuki  .366

S. Hairston  .290

A. Casilla  .161

OBP

M. Ramirez  .451

C. McGehee  .364

R. Cedeno  .213

SLG

A. Pujols  .682

B. Butler  .470

A. Casilla  .195

OPS

A. Pujols  1.126

R. Zimmerman  .827

A. Casilla  .451

ERA

Z. Greinke  2.04

C. Sabathia  3.83

J. Geer  5.96

K/9IP

T. Lincecum  11.08

R. Wolf  6.65

J. Lannan  3.65

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

Athletics Batters (4.41 RS/G) vs. RedSox Pitchers (4.28 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 36.Penny
G/S/vB
60.Bard
G/S/vB
19.Beckett
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
56.Ramirez
G/S/vB
24.Saito
G/S/vB
29.Smoltz
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
18.Cabrera G/S/vP 57/.416 1/2.000 46/.588 9/1.056 7/.000 15/1.148 4/.500 4/.000 9/1.000 3/.000 2/2.500 27/.296 438/312 .281/.319/.368/.687 .592/.722 .657 102/.932 10/4 4/14
7.Crosby G/S/vP ··· ··· 14/.368 ··· 5/.400 15/.515 2/.000 4/.833 5/1.200 3/.333 3/.833 ··· 214/123 .222/.299/.335/.634 .762/.535 .530 34/.750 2/1 4/7
32.Cust* G/S/vP 3/.333 1/.000 9/.347 3/.333 4/.250 12/.531 2/.000 5/1.850 5/.200 3/1.667 2/.500 4/1.167 389/265 .232/.329/.411/.740 .587/.811 .689 84/.772 2/0 16/2
11.Davis G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· 2/2.000 3/.000 1/.000 1/.000 1/2.000 1/.000 4/.250 ··· 147/74 .265/.340/.371/.711 .671/.753 .708 31/1.114 14/5 2/1
14.Ellis G/S/vP 2/1.000 1/.000 20/.800 3/.666 7/1.000 16/.542 1/.000 3/1.000 9/.777 4/.000 1/2.000 6/.833 166/118 .237/.285/.375/.660 .701/.643 .775 83/.740 5/2 4/2
5.Garciaparra G/S/vP 7/1.119 1/.000 3/.666 3/.666 1/3.000 3/1.666 ··· 1/.000 ··· 6/1.167 1/.000 17/.588 106/69 .253/.292/.364/.656 .659/.654 .542 35/.678 1/0 2/0
12.Hairston G/S/vP 6/.733 ··· 10/.900 ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/no AB 4/.000 ··· 1/.000 289/190 .290/.347/.508/.855 1.113/.726 .833 92/.747 10/1 12/2
29.Kennedy* G/S/vP 17/.912 ··· 12/.583 4/1.750 2/.000 ··· ··· 4/1.500 6/.733 2/.000 4/.500 11/.955 322/220 .295/.349/.425/.774 .559/.871 .792 102/.732 11/4 7/8
1.Patterson* G/S/vP ··· ··· 3/.833 3/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 2/.000 ··· ··· 20/19 .158/.150/.158/.308 2.000/.216 .308 12/.348 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 ··· 2/.000 9/.444 3/.666 4/1.000 14/.607 1/.000 5/.650 5/.800 3/.666 2/1.500 3/1.334 381/266 .284/.321/.399/.720 .759/.703 .772 90/.667 5/2 5/1
15.Sweeney* G/S/vP ··· 1/2.000 9/1.375 3/1.000 3/.000 8/.750 1/.000 4/.500 4/.000 4/.500 1/.000 3/.000 320/233 .276/.323/.361/.683 .671/.688 .758 66/.693 4/5 3/1
IP 105.0 29.1 136.0 15.1 39.1 128.1 70.0 41.2 43.0 42.1 33.1 30.2 TOTAL .252/.321/.379/.700 .669/.713 .679 .774 69/27 79/75
ERA-K/9 4.71/5.9 2.15/11.1 3.44/8.4 3.52/6.5 2.52/6.4 3.79/10.2 4.63/8.2 3.24/8.4 2.09/9.4 2.34/6.6 3.24/8.1 7.04/8.2 4.05/7.8

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 464/.289 119/.192 558/.233 73/.297 174/.257 541/.254 303/.274 173/.219 189/.236 170/.199 149/.256 139/.321 .263
OPS .797 .525 .635 .776 .677 .694 .752 .661 .670 .604 .741 .879 .730
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 243/.780 56/.601 320/.672 28/.911 91/.578 143/.758 152/.851 82/.477 106/.529 83/.682 79/.561 69/1.096 .724
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 221/.816 63/.458 238/.586 45/.680 83/.783 398/.671 151/.654 91/.840 83/.845 87/.533 70/.942 70/.677 .736
Home 243/.736 47/.414 277/.557 28/.816 94/.606 273/.684 131/.679 75/.757 96/.610 85/.741 79/.695 74/.858
Last 28d days 92/.684 31/.296 118/.564 73/.776 36/.785 123/.602 36/.672 32/.733 35/.665 35/.816 28/.919 100/.939
HR/SB/CS 11/18/1 0/3/0 10/12/1 1/3/0 0/6/1 13/11/6 7/7/4 5/0/0 4/9/1 4/4/0 4/7/2 4/1/0 82/99/18
Usage ····X··· oX·o··X· ·X·····X X·····X· Xo··o·o· ···X···· ··X····· X···o·X· X···X·o· o·oX···· o·X····· ··X·····
RedSox Batters (5.11 RS/G) vs. Athletics Pitchers (4.85 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 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
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/.000 105/32 .263/.333/.432/.765 .824/.629 .748 22/.483 0/0 4/2
44.Bay G/S/vP 6/1.167 1/no AB 5/.800 3/1.167 6/.750 ··· 7/.929 ··· 3/.666 16/.393 16/1.224 4/.833 421/304 .254/.380/.500/.880 .907/.869 .903 86/.762 11/2 20/0
7.Drew* G/S/vP 3/.000 1/.000 3/.666 1/.000 6/1.166 1/no AB 9/1.444 ··· 3/1.667 7/.762 3/.667 5/1.000 360/277 .244/.361/.449/.810 .709/.840 .852 83/.606 2/2 12/2
46.Ellsbury* G/S/vP 7/.000 2/.000 1/2.000 4/1.500 5/1.600 6/.666 2/1.500 ··· 3/1.334 1/.000 1/.000 3/.333 407/287 .298/.342/.402/.745 .712/.757 .763 81/.696 45/7 5/2
22.Green G/S/vP 6/.533 2/.000 2/.000 1/.000 2/.000 ··· 2/.000 ··· 3/.000 ··· 1/.000 3/.000 253/191 .246/.311/.386/.697 .641/.715 .771 56/.551 1/4 5/11
16.Kottaras* G/S/vP 3/1.000 1/2.000 ··· 1/.000 2/.000 ··· ··· ··· 3/.667 ··· 1/.000 2/1.500 99/78 .224/.303/.376/.680 .308/.775 .871 21/.852 0/0 1/1
23.LaRoche* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 3/2.000 ··· 5/.400 ··· ··· 6/1.167 5/.600 ··· 382/269 .251/.330/.453/.783 .660/.837 1.001 70/.548 2/2 13/1
25.Lowell G/S/vP 3/2.667 1/2.000 4/.750 ··· ··· 4/.000 3/.000 ··· 3/1.000 4/1.750 4/1.750 4/.000 311/221 .292/.331/.474/.805 .915/.762 .888 29/.968 0/1 10/9
12.Lowrie# G/S/vP ··· ··· 2/2.000 ··· 2/.000 1/.000 1/3.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/no AB 41/32 .108/.146/.243/.390 .905/.260 .280 21/.564 0/0 1/1
34.Ortiz* G/S/vP 7/.000 1/no AB 5/.400 1/.000 6/1.166 4/.250 4/.750 ··· 3/.000 1/.000 1/.000 2/.000 385/268 .225/.312/.410/.722 .719/.723 .813 84/.759 0/2 13/1
15.Pedroia G/S/vP 3/.000 2/.000 5/1.000 1/.000 6/1.900 6/.000 4/1.000 ··· 3/.666 3/.666 2/1.500 2/1.000 440/319 .303/.376/.427/.803 .816/.798 .862 90/.967 14/5 5/5
33.Varitek# G/S/vP 3/.333 1/.000 3/.000 1/.000 2/1.000 5/.400 4/.250 ··· ··· 1/.000 2/.000 1/no AB 304/217 .233/.342/.455/.797 .948/.748 .881 63/.750 0/0 13/3
20.Youkilis G/S/vP 7/.286 1/.000 5/2.000 ··· 6/1.000 6/1.000 3/.000 ··· 3/1.667 3/.666 2/.000 2/.000 364/262 .296/.409/.553/.962 1.095/.912 .940 86/.750 4/2 17/3
IP 102.0 59.0 130.0 40.2 115.0 35.2 38.2 33.2 61.0 36.2 48.1 46.1 TOTAL .263/.347/.439/.786 .829/.769 .837 .734 82/26 114/66
ERA-K/9 4.32/6.8 2.14/10.1 3.74/5.5 4.43/7.1 4.77/4.4 5.80/6.3 5.12/5.6 7.75/9.3 5.16/6.3 4.42/10.8 3.17/11.9 3.11/6.2 4.43/6.9

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 432/.265 237/.177 559/.267 169/.193 503/.275 168/.279 173/.265 163/.333 271/.307 170/.299 190/.213 194/.277 .266
OPS .731 .529 .712 .648 .850 .852 .726 .981 .805 .808 .644 .700 .750
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 120/.802 111/.599 140/.493 91/.595 274/.982 79/.940 93/.881 38/1.553 159/.857 73/.987 77/.643 92/.870 .816
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 312/.704 126/.470 419/.786 78/.709 229/.691 89/.776 80/.548 125/.806 112/.734 97/.681 113/.645 102/.549 .707
Road 254/.764 138/.556 267/.726 95/.718 211/.913 91/.996 84/.813 98/.701 174/.829 85/1.020 113/.836 97/.687
Last 28d days 102/.412 45/.616 111/.841 47/.677 120/.953 42/1.152 49/.692 77/.952 122/1.086 33/.606 50/.853 40/.540
HR/SB/CS 13/9/1 4/0/0 8/0/2 5/7/3 21/12/8 6/3/1 0/0/1 7/1/0 6/7/3 5/2/0 5/4/2 1/2/0 98/56/21
Usage ····X··· o··X···X ··X····X o·o·oX·· ·X····X· ·X··Xo·· ·X····X· ···X···· X····X·· X·o·o·o· X··X···o o·X··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.