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Game Preview: CHW @ BOS, 7:10pm, Tuesday, August 25, 2009 @Fenway Park II

WhiteSox, 63-62, 2nd, 3½ GB, 8½ GB in WC

SP: Freddy Garcia (34, RHP, 0-1, 10.38)

2009 Gamelogs / 2009 Splits / vs. BOS Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2009 (0-1) 4.1 7 5 5 1 3 1 10.38
2008 (1-1) 15.0 11 8 7 6 12 3 4.20
2007 (1-5) 58.0 74 39 38 19 50 12 5.90
Last 7 GS 1-4 34.1 41 29 27 13 30 9 7.08 42
2009-08-18 KCR L 4.1 7 5 5 1 3 1 91 31
2008-09-29 @CHW ND 5.0 2 2 2 3 3 0 70 55
2008-09-23 KCR L 5.0 7 5 5 2 6 3 76 37
2008-09-17 @TEX W 5.0 2 1 0 1 3 0 59 63
2007-06-08 @KCR L 1.2 7 6 6 2 1 2 50 16
2007-06-03 SFG ND 5.1 9 7 6 2 5 2 98 27
2007-05-28 ARI L 8.0 7 3 3 2 9 1 113 63
Last 5 v.BOS 2-0 30.1 33 19 19 13 26 7 5.64 46
2006-07-08 BOS ND 5.0 8 5 5 0 4 1 95 35
2004-08-22 BOS ND 7.0 7 5 5 3 7 2 118 47
2004-05-29 @BOS W 5.2 8 4 4 2 3 1 103 38
2003-08-23 @BOS ND 5.0 6 4 4 6 4 2 109 37
2003-08-17 BOS W 7.2 4 1 1 2 8 1 115 73
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   36-30   Road:   27-32   ExtrInn: 2-4 
 vsRHP:  41-46   vsLHP:  22-16   1-Run:  16-22
 vsEast: 14-15   vsCntrl:26-28   vsWest: 12-13 IL:11-6 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
125 Mon, Aug 24  @BOS  L   8-12      63-62  2nd  3.5 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
 Last 10: 5-5    Last 20: 9-11   Last 30:13-17
RedSox, 71-53, 2nd, 7 GB, 1½ up in WC

SP: Jon Lester (25, LHP, 10-7, 3.58)

2009 Gamelogs / 2009 Splits / vs. CHW Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2009 (10-7) 161.0 149 67 64 51 181 15 3.58
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 2-1 47.0 37 15 15 16 50 2 2.87 61
2009-08-20 @TOR W 8.0 3 1 1 2 5 0 105 75
2009-08-14 @TEX ND 6.0 6 3 3 3 11 1 117 56
2009-08-09 @NYY ND 7.0 5 1 1 0 7 1 107 70
2009-08-04 @TBR ND 6.0 3 1 1 2 10 0 110 70
2009-07-30 OAK ND 5.2 7 4 4 3 2 0 104 38
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
Last 5 v.CHW 1-1 13.0 12 6 6 6 5 0 4.15 50
2008-08-08 @CHW L 7.0 6 4 4 3 2 0 95 48
2006-07-07 @CHW W 6.0 6 2 2 3 3 0 95 52
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   40-20   Road:   31-33   ExtrInn: 4-6 
 vsRHP:  47-34   vsLHP:  24-19   1-Run:  18-15
 vsEast: 32-20   vsCntrl:17-6    vsWest: 11-20 IL:11-7 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
124 Mon, Aug 24   CHW  W  12-8       71-53  2nd  7.0 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
 Last 10: 6-4    Last 20: 9-11   Last 30:16-14
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 - BOS leads 1-0; 2008 - BOS won 4-3; 2007 - BOS won 7-1; All-Time - BOS leads 950-909

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  5.73

DET  4.57

SDP  3.80

RA/G

SFG  3.74

NYM  4.68

WSN  5.42

BA

J. Mauer  .378

Y. Molina  .292

B. Giles  .191

OBP

J. Mauer  .449

A. Lind  .363

R. Cedeno  .234

SLG

A. Pujols  .665

N. Markakis  .482

A. Casilla  .242

OPS

A. Pujols  1.106

B. Roberts  .841

A. Casilla  .519

ERA

C. Carpenter  2.16

R. Romero  3.91

F. Liriano  5.80

K/9IP

J. Verlander  10.47

D. Davis  6.84

J. Lannan  3.75

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WhiteSox Batters (4.64 RS/G) vs. RedSox Pitchers (4.55 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
51.Gonzalez
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 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 290/213 .291/.370/.462/.832 1.046/.753 1.056 111/.822 5/4 8/11
27.Castro G/S/vP ··· ··· 5/1.100 ··· 2/1.500 ··· ··· ··· 3/.833 ··· 1/no AB ··· 147/98 .229/.313/.412/.725 .803/.688 .843 18/.748 0/0 6/5
23.Dye G/S/vP 6/.000 ··· 12/1.151 2/3.500 4/.500 ··· 3/.000 2/2.500 2/.000 2/.000 ··· ··· 463/346 .269/.350/.489/.839 .820/.845 .873 86/.567 0/2 24/5
14.Konerko G/S/vP 6/.533 ··· 9/.476 2/2.000 2/.000 ··· 2/5.000 4/.250 ··· 5/.400 ··· ··· 485/352 .274/.340/.480/.820 1.058/.733 .757 89/.680 0/0 23/4
30.Kotsay* G/S/vP 2/2.000 ··· 13/.585 ··· 3/1.334 ··· ··· 3/.000 12/.639 ··· ··· ··· 118/96 .250/.291/.333/.624 .429/.669 .632 39/.642 2/1 1/0
18.Lillibridge G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 84/58 .153/.256/.181/.437 .414/.447 .506 5/.200 5/1 0/3
5.Nix G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 206/105 .225/.317/.444/.761 .832/.690 .906 73/.817 9/0 10/10
12.Pierzynski* G/S/vP 4/.583 ··· 16/.713 2/1.000 3/.000 ··· 4/.500 3/.666 3/.666 2/.000 ··· ··· 407/304 .313/.346/.464/.810 .717/.842 .862 85/.912 1/0 13/4
22.Podsednik* G/S/vP ··· ··· 7/.858 ··· 3/.000 ··· ··· 1/2.000 9/.111 ··· 2/3.000 ··· 440/315 .293/.345/.388/.732 .745/.727 .716 105/.648 21/9 4/2
20.Quentin G/S/vP 3/.667 ··· 4/.250 2/2.500 2/5.000 ··· 2/.000 ··· 12/1.583 7/.429 2/.000 ··· 270/198 .237/.330/.462/.791 .720/.815 .703 87/.934 1/0 14/2
10.Ramirez G/S/vP 3/.666 ··· 3/1.000 2/.000 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 5/.600 ··· ··· 463/349 .275/.332/.408/.740 1.034/.644 .709 68/.825 12/4 14/16
51.Rios G/S/vP 25/.869 1/.000 22/1.076 8/.583 10/.600 ··· 5/1.150 10/.700 14/1.869 6/.666 4/1.250 ··· 518/376 .260/.311/.423/.734 .727/.736 .597 79/.686 20/3 15/4
25.Thome* G/S/vP 3/1.334 ··· 33/.840 2/2.500 2/.500 ··· 1/.000 5/.000 12/.584 4/1.750 ··· ··· 388/292 .255/.384/.513/.897 .819/.923 .873 74/.914 0/0 23/
IP 161.0 38.1 170.1 43.0 49.1 3.2 52.1 53.0 131.2 55.2 45.0 17.2 TOTAL .261/.333/.423/.756 .824/.730 .769 .766 80/34 149/106
ERA-K/9 3.58/10.1 3.76/11.5 3.65/8.1 5.02/5.7 3.47/6.2 4.91/2.4 2.75/8.1 2.04/9.8 5.61/6.1 2.59/6.8 2.80/8.2 3.57/5.1 4.28/7.7

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 669/.245 159/.222 693/.235 178/.292 221/.254 18/.313 212/.213 225/.227 590/.299 230/.221 192/.227 86/.338 .266
OPS .671 .666 .670 .795 .706 .889 .633 .656 .838 .679 .669 .952 .752
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 176/.707 74/.799 398/.709 80/.825 116/.511 13/.322 97/.440 122/.583 298/.808 117/.797 101/.486 53/.659 .748
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 493/.658 85/.553 295/.617 98/.770 105/.918 5/2.200 115/.806 103/.741 292/.868 113/.555 91/.878 33/1.415 .756
Home 299/.697 58/.458 334/.605 57/.699 115/.680 9/.583 78/.726 109/.634 315/.798 107/.824 93/.629 50/.724
Last 28d days 128/.575 42/1.122 135/.805 133/.810 55/.856 18/.889 44/.615 43/.687 126/.991 64/.893 44/.463 86/.952
HR/SB/CS 15/14/6 4/4/0 20/12/2 4/3/0 1/7/1 1/0/0 5/0/0 5/10/1 17/27/2 5/5/0 5/7/2 3/0/0 122/118/20
Usage ····X··· X·X···o· ·X····X· X····X·· ···o··o· ··X····· o····oo· X·····X· ···X···· X··X·X·· ·o·o·o·· ··X·····
RedSox Batters (5.33 RS/G) vs. WhiteSox Pitchers (4.56 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 43.Garcia
G/S/vB
56.Buehrle*
G/S/vB
53.Carrasco
G/S/vB
52.Contreras
G/S/vB
50.Danks*
G/S/vB
26.Dotel
G/S/vB
34.Floyd
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 10/.522 10/1.400 7/.000 13/.923 3/.333 4/1.833 ··· 2/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 129/45 .267/.333/.448/.782 .805/.739 .786 24/.857 0/0 5/2
44.Bay G/S/vP 3/.333 16/.599 3/1.000 4/1.250 3/.000 4/.000 13/.685 3/.000 1/no AB 3/.666 ··· 1/3.000 500/352 .257/.382/.522/.904 .901/.905 .942 84/1.007 11/2 27/0
7.Drew* G/S/vP 4/.500 11/.282 2/.500 8/1.000 6/1.000 16/.795 10/1.500 ··· 13/.641 1/no AB 3/1.167 ··· 428/321 .259/.375/.468/.843 .792/.860 .867 73/1.065 2/4 16/2
46.Ellsbury* G/S/vP ··· 3/2.334 1/.000 1/2.000 2/.500 ··· 7/1.171 2/1.000 ··· 1/2.000 3/.666 ··· 526/363 .294/.340/.398/.739 .714/.749 .728 125/.715 54/9 6/2
13.Gonzalez G/S/vP 2/.000 3/2.000 ··· 3/.666 ··· 6/.834 2/.000 2/.000 6/1.166 4/1.417 ··· ··· 302/234 .208/.251/.299/.550 .473/.573 .493 94/.558 0/1 4/6
22.Green G/S/vP 6/.334 4/1.500 ··· 6/.333 ··· ··· 2/.000 ··· 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 5/.200 ··· ··· 21/.490 5/1.350 3/.666 4/.833 2/.000 ··· 2/.000 4/.500 ··· 372/263 .279/.352/.406/.758 .634/.809 .739 49/.832 1/0 7/0
25.Lowell G/S/vP 3/1.000 9/.444 3/.666 11/.773 8/.900 7/.286 8/.821 2/2.500 7/1.429 1/.000 2/1.000 ··· 388/263 .304/.348/.501/.849 .907/.822 1.008 82/1.040 0/1 16/9
41.Martinez# G/S/vP 30/.878 58/.898 14/1.310 36/.444 11/.909 8/.125 16/.775 6/.833 7/.286 ··· 19/.806 ··· 529/359 .293/.374/.483/.857 .850/.861 .764 103/.947 1/0 20/3
34.Ortiz* G/S/vP 22/.723 52/1.008 7/.821 26/.840 2/2.500 6/1.000 8/1.125 3/2.667 2/.000 ··· 10/.733 1/no AB 480/333 .229/.323/.444/.767 .773/.764 .843 98/.923 0/2 20/1
15.Pedroia G/S/vP ··· 10/.900 2/1.000 6/.334 8/.393 4/2.417 8/.625 3/.000 ··· 2/1.000 2/.500 ··· 542/388 .299/.374/.446/.820 .760/.843 .873 108/.860 17/7 10/6
33.Varitek# G/S/vP 28/.802 31/.990 9/.111 19/.701 6/.334 4/1.833 2/.000 4/.250 2/2.500 1/.000 4/.500 ··· 365/257 .223/.332/.426/.757 .860/.721 .896 61/.562 0/0 14/3
20.Youkilis G/S/vP 6/.000 11/.495 4/.500 9/.444 8/.929 ··· 2/2.500 2/no AB 2/.000 1/.000 2/.500 1/.000 448/315 .307/.420/.570/.989 1.005/.983 .968 89/1.125 5/2 22/4
IP 4.1 172.0 78.2 111.1 147.1 49.2 165.0 44.1 44.1 51.2 54.1 8.2 TOTAL .265/.349/.449/.798 .811/.792 .848 .842 96/31 158/78
ERA-K/9 10.38/6.3 3.92/4.6 3.66/6.3 5.09/7.0 3.85/7.3 3.08/11.2 3.98/7.7 3.65/8.5 3.45/9.1 4.35/7.3 2.65/10.8 2.08/12.4 4.13/7.2

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 21/.350 699/.272 327/.273 474/.257 626/.246 211/.214 686/.241 189/.247 198/.266 232/.294 217/.213 34/.200 .258
OPS 1.081 .754 .709 .728 .707 .699 .670 .698 .805 .770 .625 .627 .733
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 11/.382 192/.825 150/.861 245/.691 168/.718 67/.803 360/.664 89/.847 86/.752 109/.830 86/.573 18/.278 .749
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 10/1.800 507/.728 177/.587 229/.765 458/.703 144/.652 326/.676 100/.569 112/.843 123/.719 131/.659 16/1.083 .723
Road / 268/.765 119/.718 237/.780 313/.678 99/.773 347/.742 86/.690 88/.777 102/.837 95/.715 8/.500
Last 28d days 21/1.081 165/.942 68/.649 107/.729 144/.750 45/.583 144/.648 34/.517 42/.969 53/.727 48/.564 34/.627
HR/SB/CS 1/0/0 23/2/1 4/1/2 10/17/2 16/16/6 4/14/1 16/14/3 6/8/0 7/10/0 5/4/2 5/3/4 1/2/2 124/104/28
Usage ······X· ·X·····X XX····o· X····X·· ··X····· X·o···X· ···X···· ··X··o·o ·o·····X oo·o··X· ··Xo·o·o oo····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.