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Game Preview: CHW @ BOS, 7:10pm, Monday, August 24, 2009 @Fenway Park II

WhiteSox, 63-61, 2nd, 2½ GB, 7½ GB in WC

SP: Jose Contreras (37, RHP, 5-11, 5.13)

2009 Gamelogs / 2009 Splits / vs. BOS Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2009 (5-11) 108.2 108 68 62 40 85 10 5.13
2008 (7-6) 121.0 130 64 61 35 70 12 4.54
2007 (10-17) 189.0 232 134 117 62 113 21 5.57
Last 7 GS 1-4 35.1 38 27 25 18 30 2 6.37 43
2009-08-19 KCR W 7.0 3 1 1 1 8 1 97 74
2009-08-14 @OAK ND 4.1 8 7 6 0 4 1 83 25
2009-08-09 CLE L 4.2 6 4 4 2 2 0 87 36
2009-08-04 LAA ND 2.2 1 3 3 5 3 0 66 42
2009-07-29 @MIN L 5.2 6 3 3 5 4 0 112 44
2009-07-24 @DET L 6.2 9 4 4 1 8 0 117 47
2009-07-19 BAL L 4.1 5 5 4 4 1 0 99 32
Last 5 v.BOS 2-1 28.2 29 17 17 11 25 5 5.34 49
2008-08-09 BOS ND 1.2 3 0 0 0 2 0 34 51
2007-07-20 @BOS L 7.1 10 10 10 3 2 1 103 17
2006-09-06 @BOS W 8.0 4 1 1 1 9 1 98 78
2006-07-09 BOS ND 6.0 4 3 3 5 6 1 114 53
2005-07-24 BOS W 5.2 8 3 3 2 6 2 116 45
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   36-30   Road:   27-31   ExtrInn: 2-4 
 vsRHP:  41-45   vsLHP:  22-16   1-Run:  16-22
 vsEast: 14-14   vsCntrl:26-28   vsWest: 12-13 IL:11-6 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
124 Sun, Aug 23   BAL  L   4-5       63-61  2nd  2.5 gb
123 Sat, Aug 22   BAL  W   4-1       63-60  2nd  2.5 gb
122 Fri, Aug 21   BAL  L   1-5       62-60  2nd  3.5 gb
121 Wed, Aug 19   KCR  W   4-2       62-59  2nd  2.0 gb
120 Tue, Aug 18   KCR  L   4-5       61-59  2nd  3.0 gb
119 Mon, Aug 17   KCR  W   8-7       61-58  2nd  2.0 gb
118 Sun, Aug 16  @OAK  L   2-3       60-58  2nd  2.5 gb
117 Sat, Aug 15  @OAK  W   8-1       60-57  2nd  2.5 gb
116 Fri, Aug 14  @OAK  W   8-7 (10)  59-57  2nd  2.5 gb
115 Wed, Aug 12  @SEA  L   0-1 (14)  58-57  2nd  2.0 gb
 Last 10: 5-5    Last 20:10-10   Last 30:14-16
RedSox, 70-53, 2nd, 7½ GB, 1 up in WC

SP: Clay Buchholz (24, RHP, 2-3, 3.99)

2009 Gamelogs / 2009 Splits / vs. CHW Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2009 (2-3) 38.1 45 18 17 20 24 4 3.99
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 2-3 38.1 45 18 17 20 24 4 3.99 47
2009-08-19 @TOR W 6.0 6 1 1 1 4 0 94 59
2009-08-13 DET L 7.0 5 2 1 3 3 1 100 61
2009-08-08 @NYY L 6.0 6 2 2 5 3 0 105 50
2009-08-02 @BAL ND 4.0 9 7 7 4 3 2 76 15
2009-07-28 OAK ND 5.2 9 2 2 2 5 0 107 46
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
Last 5 v.CHW 0-1 3.0 7 5 5 2 4 3 15.00 27
2008-08-10 @CHW L 3.0 7 5 5 2 4 3 74 27
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   39-20   Road:   31-33   ExtrInn: 4-6 
 vsRHP:  46-34   vsLHP:  24-19   1-Run:  18-15
 vsEast: 32-20   vsCntrl:16-6    vsWest: 11-20 IL:11-7 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
123 Sun, Aug 23   NYY  L   4-8       70-53  2nd  7.5 gb
122 Sat, Aug 22   NYY  W  14-1       70-52  2nd  6.5 gb
121 Fri, Aug 21   NYY  L  11-20      69-52  2nd  7.5 gb
120 Thu, Aug 20  @TOR  W   8-1       69-51  2nd  6.5 gb
119 Wed, Aug 19  @TOR  W   6-1       68-51  2nd  7.0 gb
118 Tue, Aug 18  @TOR  W  10-9       67-51  2nd  7.0 gb
117 Sun, Aug 16  @TEX  L   3-4       66-51  2nd  7.5 gb
116 Sat, Aug 15  @TEX  L   2-7       66-50  2nd  7.5 gb
115 Fri, Aug 14  @TEX  W   8-4       66-49  2nd  6.5 gb
114 Thu, Aug 13   DET  L   0-2       65-49  2nd  6.5 gb
 Last 10: 5-5    Last 20: 9-11   Last 30:15-15
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Sun, Aug 31, 2008 CHW  4 @BOS  2        W:Gavin Floyd (15-6), L: Tim Wakefield (8-9), S: Bobby Jenks (27)
Sat, Aug 30, 2008 BOS  8  CHW  2        W:Michael Bowden (1-0), L: Mark Buehrle (11-11), S: none
Fri, Aug 29, 2008 BOS  8  CHW  0        W:Daisuke Matsuzaka (16-2), L: Javier Vazquez (10-12), S: none
Mon, Aug 11, 2008 BOS  5 @CHW  1        W:Josh Beckett (11-8), L: John Danks (9-5), S: none
Sun, Aug 10, 2008 CHW  6  BOS  5        W:Gavin Floyd (12-6), L: Clay Buchholz (2-8), S: Bobby Jenks (24)
Sat, Aug 09, 2008 BOS  6 @CHW  2        W:Daisuke Matsuzaka (13-2), L: Boone Logan (2-3), S: none
Fri, Aug 08, 2008 CHW  5  BOS  3        W:Mark Buehrle (9-10), L: Jon Lester (10-4), S: Bobby Jenks (23)
Sun, Aug 26, 2007 BOS 11 @CHW  1        W:Julian Tavarez (7-9), L: Javier Vazquez (11-7), S: none
Sat, Aug 25, 2007 BOS 14 @CHW  2        W:Tim Wakefield (16-10), L: Mark Buehrle (9-9), S: none
Fri, Aug 24, 2007 BOS 10 @CHW  1        W:Curt Schilling (8-5), L: John Danks (6-12), S: none
Season Series: 2009 -  0-0; 2008 - BOS won 4-3; 2007 - BOS won 7-1; All-Time - BOS leads 949-909

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  5.75

DET  4.57

SDP  3.82

RA/G

SFG  3.74

NYM  4.64

WSN  5.44

BA

J. Mauer  .378

O. Hudson  .291

B. Giles  .191

OBP

J. Mauer  .449

E. Hinske  .363

R. Cedeno  .234

SLG

A. Pujols  .661

M. Thames  .481

A. Casilla  .242

OPS

A. Pujols  1.100

B. Abreu  .840

A. Casilla  .519

ERA

C. Carpenter  2.16

J. Weaver  3.89

F. Liriano  5.80

K/9IP

J. Verlander  10.47

C. Carpenter  6.86

J. Lannan  3.75

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WhiteSox Batters (4.61 RS/G) vs. RedSox Pitchers (4.52 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
51.Gonzalez
G/S/vB
31.Lester*
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
63.Tazawa
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
15.Beckham G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 286/209 .287/.368/.462/.830 1.046/.748 1.056 111/.854 5/4 7/11
27.Castro G/S/vP ··· ··· 5/1.100 2/1.500 ··· ··· ··· ··· 3/.833 ··· 1/no AB ··· 144/95 .234/.319/.422/.741 .803/.711 .843 15/.905 0/0 6/5
23.Dye G/S/vP 2/3.500 ··· 12/1.151 4/.500 ··· 6/.000 3/.000 2/2.500 2/.000 2/.000 ··· ··· 463/346 .269/.350/.489/.839 .820/.845 .873 90/.578 0/2 24/5
14.Konerko G/S/vP 2/2.000 ··· 9/.476 2/.000 ··· 6/.533 2/5.000 4/.250 ··· 5/.400 ··· ··· 481/348 .273/.339/.479/.818 1.058/.729 .757 89/.691 0/0 22/4
30.Kotsay* G/S/vP ··· ··· 13/.585 3/1.334 ··· 2/2.000 ··· 3/.000 12/.639 ··· ··· ··· 117/95 .252/.293/.336/.630 .429/.676 .632 38/.661 2/1 1/0
18.Lillibridge G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 81/55 .157/.253/.186/.439 .414/.451 .506 2/.000 5/1 0/3
5.Nix G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 206/105 .225/.317/.444/.761 .832/.690 .906 76/.840 9/0 10/9
12.Pierzynski* G/S/vP 2/1.000 ··· 16/.713 3/.000 ··· 4/.583 4/.500 3/.666 3/.666 2/.000 ··· ··· 406/303 .314/.347/.465/.812 .717/.845 .862 88/.879 1/0 13/4
22.Podsednik* G/S/vP ··· ··· 7/.858 3/.000 ··· ··· ··· 1/2.000 9/.111 ··· 2/3.000 ··· 436/311 .293/.346/.386/.732 .745/.727 .716 105/.618 20/9 4/2
20.Quentin G/S/vP 2/2.500 ··· 4/.250 2/5.000 ··· 3/.667 2/.000 ··· 12/1.583 7/.429 2/.000 ··· 266/194 .233/.327/.461/.788 .720/.811 .703 87/.884 1/0 14/2
10.Ramirez G/S/vP 2/.000 ··· 3/1.000 1/.000 ··· 3/.666 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 5/.600 ··· ··· 459/345 .276/.333/.410/.742 1.034/.646 .709 68/.792 12/4 14/16
51.Rios G/S/vP 8/.583 1/.000 22/1.076 10/.600 ··· 25/.869 5/1.150 10/.700 14/1.869 6/.666 4/1.250 ··· 514/372 .262/.313/.426/.740 .727/.745 .597 80/.703 20/3 15/4
25.Thome* G/S/vP 2/2.500 ··· 33/.840 2/.500 ··· 3/1.334 1/.000 5/.000 12/.584 4/1.750 ··· ··· 384/288 .258/.388/.519/.907 .819/.937 .873 70/.970 0/0 23/
IP 38.1 37.0 170.1 49.1 3.2 161.0 52.0 52.0 131.2 54.0 45.0 17.2 TOTAL .261/.334/.424/.758 .824/.733 .769 .769 78/34 149/105
ERA-K/9 3.99/5.6 3.65/11.7 3.65/8.1 3.47/6.2 4.91/2.4 3.58/10.1 2.77/8.1 2.08/9.7 5.61/6.1 2.67/6.8 2.80/8.2 3.57/5.1 4.25/7.7

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 178/.292 159/.222 660/.233 221/.254 18/.313 669/.245 212/.213 225/.227 590/.299 230/.221 188/.226 86/.338 .266
OPS .795 .666 .651 .706 .889 .671 .633 .656 .838 .679 .673 .952 .750
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 80/.825 74/.799 376/.693 116/.511 13/.322 176/.707 97/.440 122/.583 298/.808 117/.797 99/.496 53/.659 .746
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 98/.770 85/.553 284/.597 105/.918 5/2.200 493/.658 115/.806 103/.741 292/.868 113/.555 89/.875 33/1.415 .754
Home 57/.699 58/.458 301/.558 115/.680 9/.583 299/.697 78/.726 109/.634 315/.798 107/.824 89/.635 50/.724
Last 28d days 133/.810 46/1.058 132/.736 58/.806 18/.889 128/.575 44/.615 43/.687 126/.991 64/.893 40/.459 86/.952
HR/SB/CS 4/3/0 4/4/0 15/12/2 1/7/1 1/0/0 15/14/6 5/0/0 5/10/1 17/27/2 5/5/0 5/7/2 3/0/0 117/118/20
Usage ····X··· ·X···o·· X····X·· ··o··o·· ·X······ ···X···· ····oo·X ·····X·· ··X····· ··X·X··X o·o·o··· ·X·····X
RedSox Batters (5.28 RS/G) vs. WhiteSox Pitchers (4.50 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 52.Contreras
G/S/vB
56.Buehrle*
G/S/vB
53.Carrasco
G/S/vB
50.Danks*
G/S/vB
26.Dotel
G/S/vB
34.Floyd
G/S/vB
43.Garcia
G/S/vB
45.Jenks
G/S/vB
71.Linebrink
G/S/vB
57.Pena
G/S/vB
37.Thornton*
G/S/vB
67.Williams*
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
5.Baldelli G/S/vP 13/.923 10/1.400 7/.000 3/.333 4/1.833 ··· 10/.522 2/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 126/45 .263/.333/.447/.781 .804/.739 .784 21/.860 0/0 5/2
44.Bay G/S/vP 4/1.250 16/.599 3/1.000 3/.000 4/.000 13/.685 3/.333 3/.000 1/no AB 3/.666 ··· 1/3.000 496/351 .257/.383/.525/.908 .907/.908 .951 84/1.049 11/2 27/0
7.Drew* G/S/vP 8/1.000 11/.282 2/.500 6/1.000 16/.795 10/1.500 4/.500 ··· 13/.641 1/no AB 3/1.167 ··· 427/320 .259/.373/.468/.841 .792/.858 .864 76/1.069 2/3 15/2
46.Ellsbury* G/S/vP 1/2.000 3/2.334 1/.000 2/.500 ··· 7/1.171 ··· 2/1.000 ··· 1/2.000 3/.666 ··· 521/362 .297/.344/.403/.746 .733/.751 .744 125/.785 54/9 6/2
13.Gonzalez G/S/vP 3/.666 3/2.000 ··· ··· 6/.834 2/.000 2/.000 2/.000 6/1.166 4/1.417 ··· ··· 299/234 .210/.253/.303/.556 .496/.573 .504 95/.589 0/1 4/6
22.Green G/S/vP 6/.333 4/1.500 ··· ··· ··· 2/.000 6/.334 ··· 1/2.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· 301/228 .230/.298/.364/.662 .626/.674 .753 53/.434 1/4 6/15
11.Kotchman* G/S/vP 21/.490 ··· ··· 5/1.350 3/.666 4/.833 5/.200 2/.000 ··· 2/.000 4/.500 ··· 371/262 .280/.353/.407/.760 .634/.813 .744 48/.851 1/0 7/0
25.Lowell G/S/vP 11/.773 9/.444 3/.666 8/.900 7/.286 8/.821 3/1.000 2/2.500 7/1.429 1/.000 2/1.000 ··· 384/262 .301/.346/.499/.845 .887/.826 1.002 78/1.028 0/1 15/9
41.Martinez# G/S/vP 36/.444 58/.898 14/1.310 11/.909 8/.125 16/.775 30/.878 6/.833 7/.286 ··· 19/.806 ··· 525/358 .292/.373/.482/.856 .854/.858 .759 104/.950 1/0 20/3
34.Ortiz* G/S/vP 26/.840 52/1.008 7/.821 2/2.500 6/1.000 8/1.125 22/.723 3/2.667 2/.000 ··· 10/.733 1/no AB 480/333 .229/.323/.444/.767 .773/.764 .843 103/.895 0/2 20/1
15.Pedroia G/S/vP 6/.334 10/.900 2/1.000 8/.393 4/2.417 8/.625 ··· 3/.000 ··· 2/1.000 2/.500 ··· 538/387 .300/.375/.447/.822 .762/.845 .880 109/.908 16/7 10/6
33.Varitek# G/S/vP 19/.701 31/.990 9/.111 6/.334 4/1.833 2/.000 28/.802 4/.250 2/2.500 1/.000 4/.500 ··· 361/256 .222/.332/.425/.757 .855/.724 .900 61/.586 0/0 14/3
20.Youkilis G/S/vP 9/.444 11/.495 4/.500 8/.929 ··· 2/2.500 6/.000 2/no AB 2/.000 1/.000 2/.500 1/.000 444/314 .308/.421/.570/.991 1.004/.986 .973 90/1.118 5/2 22/4
IP 108.2 172.0 75.2 147.1 48.2 165.0 4.1 44.1 44.1 50.2 54.1 8.1 TOTAL .265/.350/.450/.799 .813/.793 .852 .863 96/30 158/78
ERA-K/9 5.13/7.0 3.92/4.6 3.57/6.5 3.85/7.3 2.59/11.3 3.98/7.7 10.38/6.3 3.65/8.5 3.45/9.1 4.44/7.3 2.65/10.8 2.16/11.9 4.12/7.2

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 474/.257 674/.265 322/.278 626/.246 211/.214 686/.241 21/.350 189/.247 194/.272 229/.292 217/.213 32/.214 .257
OPS .728 .738 .721 .707 .699 .670 1.081 .698 .823 .760 .625 .670 .732
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 245/.691 187/.794 148/.873 168/.718 67/.803 360/.664 11/.382 89/.847 84/.771 108/.824 86/.573 16/.313 .748
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 229/.765 487/.717 174/.598 458/.703 144/.652 326/.676 10/1.800 100/.569 110/.860 121/.705 131/.659 16/1.083 .722
Road 237/.780 268/.765 119/.718 313/.678 99/.773 347/.742 / 86/.690 88/.777 102/.837 95/.715 8/.500
Last 28d days 107/.729 140/.895 63/.703 173/.739 45/.583 144/.648 21/1.081 34/.517 41/.996 50/.682 48/.564 32/.670
HR/SB/CS 10/17/2 21/1/1 4/1/2 16/16/6 4/14/1 16/14/3 1/0/0 6/8/0 7/10/0 5/4/2 5/3/4 1/2/2 122/103/28
Usage ····X··· X·····X· X····o·· ·X·····X ·o···X·o ··X····· ·····X·· ·X··o·oo o·····X· o·o··X·· ·Xo·o·o· 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.