You Are Here > Baseball-Reference.com > Game Previews > OAK @ BOS, Thursday, July 30, 2009



Game Preview: OAK @ BOS, 1:35pm, Thursday, July 30, 2009 @Fenway Park II

Athletics, 43-57, 4th, 17 GB, 15 GB in WC

SP: Gio Gonzalez (23, LHP, 2-2, 7.75)

2009 Gamelogs / 2009 Splits / vs. BOS Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2009 (2-2) 33.2 47 31 29 20 35 7 7.75
2008 (1-4) 34.0 32 34 29 25 34 9 7.68
Last 7 GS 2-4 29.2 42 36 32 16 32 12 9.71 35
2009-07-25 @NYY W 6.2 2 1 1 3 6 0 102 69
2009-07-20 MIN ND 2.2 10 11 11 3 1 4 89 -8
2009-07-05 @CLE W 6.0 6 2 2 1 8 1 92 59
2009-06-30 DET L 5.0 7 3 3 2 5 1 84 44
2009-06-24 SFG L 3.2 10 6 4 2 6 1 83 25
2008-09-08 @DET L 1.2 5 9 8 2 1 3 59 10
2008-09-02 @KCR L 4.0 2 4 3 3 5 2 95 46
Has never faced BOS.
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   22-25   Road:   21-32   ExtrInn: 3-7 
 vsRHP:  29-37   vsLHP:  14-20   1-Run:  10-15
 vsEast: 17-17   vsCntrl:12-10   vsWest:  9-17 IL: 5-13

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
100 Wed, Jul 29  @BOS  W   8-6       43-57  4th 17.0 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
 Last 10: 5-5    Last 20: 9-11   Last 30:12-18
RedSox, 58-42, 2nd, 3½ GB, 1½ up in WC

SP: Jon Lester (25, LHP, 9-7, 3.79)

2009 Gamelogs / 2009 Splits / vs. OAK Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2009 (9-7) 128.1 125 57 54 41 146 13 3.79
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 4-2 47.0 44 14 11 13 50 2 2.11 61
2009-07-25 BAL W 7.1 8 2 2 2 9 0 109 61
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
Last 5 v.OAK 2-3 28.2 32 16 15 9 20 4 4.71 47
2009-04-13 @OAK L 6.0 10 6 6 0 5 2 106 33
2008-08-02 OAK W 7.0 7 2 2 1 5 1 100 59
2008-05-25 @OAK L 5.0 7 4 3 2 3 0 94 40
2008-04-02 @OAK W 6.2 3 0 0 3 3 0 94 68
2008-03-26 @OAK L 4.0 5 4 4 3 4 1 83 37
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   34-17   Road:   24-25   ExtrInn: 4-4 
 vsRHP:  37-29   vsLHP:  21-13   1-Run:  15-14
 vsEast: 25-12   vsCntrl:13-5    vsWest:  9-18 IL:11-7 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
100 Wed, Jul 29   OAK  L   6-8       58-42  2nd  3.5 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
 Last 10: 3-7    Last 20:10-10   Last 30:15-15
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Wed, Jul 29, 2009 OAK  8 @BOS  6        W:Brett Anderson (6-8), L: Brad Penny (7-5), S: Andrew Bailey (13)
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)
Season Series: 2009 - OAK leads 5-4; 2008 - BOS won 6-4; 2007 - Tied 4-4; All-Time - BOS leads 1044-854

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

CHW  4.51

SDP  3.66

RA/G

SFG  3.68

NYM  4.60

WSN  5.46

BA

I. Suzuki  .367

V. Guerrero  .290

R. Cedeno  .170

OBP

M. Ramirez  .455

J. Loney  .363

R. Cedeno  .218

SLG

A. Pujols  .680

Y. Escobar  .471

A. Casilla  .211

OPS

A. Pujols  1.123

M. Tejada  .831

A. Casilla  .474

ERA

Z. Greinke  2.08

C. Sabathia  3.83

J. Geer  5.96

K/9IP

T. Lincecum  11.08

C. Sabathia  6.63

J. Lannan  3.65

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

Athletics Batters (4.45 RS/G) vs. RedSox Pitchers (4.32 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
18.Cabrera G/S/vP 15/1.148 1/2.000 46/.588 9/1.056 7/.000 5/.400 4/.000 9/1.000 60/.429 3/.000 3/1.666 27/.296 443/317 .280/.317/.366/.683 .592/.717 .652 107/.906 10/4 4/14
7.Crosby G/S/vP 15/.515 ··· 14/.368 ··· 5/.400 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 12/.531 1/.000 9/.347 3/.333 4/.250 3/.333 5/1.850 5/.200 6/1.000 4/1.750 2/.500 4/1.167 394/270 .234/.338/.412/.750 .587/.826 .709 89/.816 3/0 16/2
11.Davis G/S/vP 3/.000 ··· ··· ··· 2/2.000 2/.000 1/.000 1/2.000 2/1.500 1/.000 5/.200 ··· 151/78 .267/.340/.378/.718 .671/.764 .720 35/1.104 14/5 2/2
14.Ellis G/S/vP 16/.542 1/.000 20/.800 3/.666 7/1.000 2/.000 3/1.000 9/.777 5/1.000 5/.000 1/2.000 6/.833 171/123 .234/.282/.373/.656 .701/.638 .761 88/.727 5/2 4/2
21.Everidge G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 3/.000 1/.000 1/.000 1/.000 1/3.000 3/.667 1/.000 ··· ··· 11/10 .111/.273/.222/.495 .000/.550 .495 11/.495 0/0 0/0
5.Garciaparra G/S/vP 3/1.666 1/.000 3/.666 3/.666 1/3.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· 7/1.119 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 ··· ··· 10/.900 ··· 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 1/no AB 6/.733 4/.000 ··· 1/.000 289/190 .290/.347/.508/.855 1.113/.726 .833 87/.714 10/1 12/2
29.Kennedy* G/S/vP ··· ··· 12/.583 4/1.750 2/.000 1/.000 4/1.500 6/.733 20/1.032 2/.000 5/.800 11/.955 327/225 .296/.350/.434/.784 .559/.884 .810 107/.765 11/4 8/8
1.Patterson* G/S/vP ··· ··· 3/.666 3/.000 1/.000 1/3.000 ··· ··· 2/.000 2/.000 1/.000 ··· 24/23 .167/.167/.208/.375 2.000/.304 .375 16/.438 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 14/.607 2/.000 9/.444 3/.666 4/1.000 2/.000 5/.650 5/.800 3/2.334 4/.500 2/1.500 3/1.334 386/271 .285/.322/.407/.729 .759/.717 .788 95/.707 5/2 6/1
15.Sweeney* G/S/vP 8/.750 1/2.000 9/1.375 3/1.000 3/.000 2/.000 4/.500 4/.000 3/.000 5/.800 1/.000 3/.000 325/238 .274/.321/.358/.679 .671/.681 .747 71/.672 4/5 3/2
IP 128.1 29.1 136.0 15.1 39.1 72.0 41.2 43.0 110.0 43.1 34.1 30.2 TOTAL .253/.321/.381/.702 .669/.716 .684 .779 70/27 81/79
ERA-K/9 3.79/10.2 2.15/11.1 3.44/8.4 3.52/6.5 2.52/6.4 4.50/8.4 3.24/8.4 2.09/9.4 5.07/5.9 2.28/6.4 3.15/8.1 7.04/8.2 4.08/7.8

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 541/.254 119/.192 558/.233 73/.297 174/.257 312/.271 173/.219 189/.236 489/.291 175/.200 153/.256 139/.318 .263
OPS .694 .525 .635 .776 .677 .746 .661 .670 .813 .606 .734 .875 .732
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 143/.758 56/.601 320/.671 28/.911 91/.578 156/.858 82/.477 106/.529 254/.786 85/.707 81/.573 69/1.086 .727
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 398/.671 63/.458 238/.586 45/.680 83/.783 156/.636 91/.840 83/.845 235/.843 90/.515 72/.913 70/.677 .736
Home 273/.684 47/.414 277/.556 28/.816 94/.606 140/.671 75/.757 96/.610 268/.771 90/.737 83/.685 74/.851
Last 28d days 123/.602 31/.296 118/.561 73/.776 36/.785 45/.648 32/.733 35/.665 117/.774 40/.796 32/.861 100/.933
HR/SB/CS 13/11/6 0/3/0 10/12/1 1/3/0 0/6/1 7/8/4 5/0/0 4/9/1 13/18/1 4/4/0 4/7/2 4/1/0 84/100/18
Usage ····X··· ·oX·o··X ··X····· ·X·····X ·Xo··o·o X··X···· ·X···o·X ·X···X·o X····X·· Xo·oX··· Xo·X···· ···X····
RedSox Batters (5.12 RS/G) vs. Athletics Pitchers (4.86 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 47.Gonzalez*
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
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 3/1.167 6/.533 ··· 6/1.133 ··· ··· 2/1.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 108/32 .265/.333/.429/.762 .818/.629 .742 25/.507 0/0 4/2
44.Bay G/S/vP ··· 9/.944 2/.500 5/.800 3/1.167 6/.750 ··· 7/.929 3/.666 16/.393 16/1.224 5/.650 426/306 .251/.378/.494/.872 .895/.863 .887 91/.730 11/2 20/0
7.Drew* G/S/vP ··· 3/.000 2/.000 3/.666 1/.000 6/1.166 1/no AB 9/1.444 3/1.667 7/.762 3/.667 6/1.167 362/279 .246/.362/.449/.811 .709/.842 .854 85/.616 2/2 12/2
46.Ellsbury* G/S/vP ··· 10/.100 3/.666 1/2.000 4/1.500 5/1.600 6/.666 2/1.500 3/1.334 1/.000 2/2.000 3/.333 412/289 .300/.346/.408/.754 .705/.774 .783 86/.745 46/7 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 ··· 3/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 3/2.000 ··· 5/.400 ··· 6/1.167 5/.600 1/.000 386/270 .249/.326/.447/.774 .643/.833 .979 69/.453 2/2 13/1
25.Lowell G/S/vP ··· 6/2.667 2/2.000 4/.750 ··· ··· 4/.000 3/.000 3/1.000 4/1.750 4/1.750 5/.000 316/223 .294/.335/.483/.819 .960/.762 .913 34/1.071 0/1 11/9
12.Lowrie# G/S/vP ··· 2/1.000 ··· 2/2.000 ··· 2/.000 1/.000 1/3.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 1/no AB 44/33 .119/.159/.238/.397 .919/.242 .314 24/.542 0/0 1/1
34.Ortiz* G/S/vP ··· 7/.000 1/no AB 5/.400 2/.000 6/1.166 4/.250 4/.750 3/.000 1/.000 1/.000 2/.000 386/268 .224/.311/.409/.720 .713/.723 .809 85/.750 0/2 13/1
15.Pedroia G/S/vP ··· 6/.334 3/.666 5/1.000 1/.000 6/1.667 6/.000 4/1.000 3/.666 3/.666 3/1.000 2/1.000 445/321 .304/.376/.425/.801 .812/.797 .858 95/.951 14/5 5/6
33.Varitek# G/S/vP ··· 6/.167 1/.000 3/.000 1/.000 2/1.000 5/.400 4/.250 ··· 1/.000 2/.000 2/no AB 308/218 .231/.341/.450/.791 .912/.751 .865 67/.722 0/0 13/3
20.Youkilis G/S/vP ··· 10/.311 2/.000 5/2.000 ··· 6/1.000 6/1.000 3/.000 3/1.667 3/.666 3/.000 2/.000 369/264 .292/.407/.545/.952 1.076/.904 .922 91/.722 4/2 17/3
IP 33.2 108.0 60.0 130.0 41.0 115.0 35.2 38.2 61.0 36.2 49.1 47.0 TOTAL .263/.347/.438/.785 .824/.769 .833 .731 83/26 115/67
ERA-K/9 7.75/9.3 4.33/7.1 2.25/10.2 3.74/5.5 4.39/7.0 4.77/4.4 5.80/6.3 5.12/5.6 5.16/6.3 4.42/10.8 3.28/12.0 3.06/6.1 4.44/6.9

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 163/.333 458/.261 243/.186 559/.267 170/.191 503/.274 168/.279 173/.265 271/.307 170/.299 194/.213 199/.275 .266
OPS .981 .726 .542 .712 .644 .849 .852 .726 .805 .808 .652 .697 .749
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 38/1.553 126/.774 113/.607 140/.493 92/.587 274/.982 79/.940 93/.881 159/.857 73/.987 79/.680 95/.879 .816
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 125/.806 332/.707 130/.487 419/.786 78/.709 229/.689 89/.776 80/.548 112/.734 97/.681 115/.633 104/.535 .706
Road 98/.701 280/.752 144/.576 267/.726 96/.710 211/.911 91/.996 84/.813 174/.829 85/1.020 117/.842 102/.682
Last 28d days 77/.952 128/.453 51/.663 111/.841 48/.661 120/.948 42/1.152 49/.692 122/1.086 33/.606 54/.865 45/.545
HR/SB/CS 7/1/0 14/10/1 4/0/0 8/0/2 5/7/3 21/12/8 6/3/1 0/0/1 6/7/3 5/2/0 5/4/2 1/2/0 99/57/21
Usage ····X··· X····X·· Xo··X··· ···X···· oo·o·oX· ··X····X ··X··Xo· ··X····X ·X····X· ·X·o·o·o XX··X··· oo·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.