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Game Preview: CHW @ BOS, 7:10pm, Wednesday, August 26, 2009 @Fenway Park II

WhiteSox, 63-63, 2nd, 4½ GB, 9½ GB in WC

SP: Gavin Floyd (26, RHP, 10-8, 3.98)

2009 Gamelogs / 2009 Splits / vs. BOS Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2009 (10-8) 165.0 151 79 73 55 141 16 3.98
2008 (17-8) 206.1 190 107 88 70 145 30 3.84
2007 (1-5) 70.0 85 45 41 19 49 17 5.27
Last 7 GS 3-2 49.1 41 18 16 14 49 6 2.92 60
2009-08-21 BAL L 7.1 7 4 4 2 7 2 115 53
2009-08-15 @OAK W 7.0 8 1 1 2 8 0 101 63
2009-08-10 @SEA L 5.2 7 5 5 3 4 1 117 36
2009-08-05 LAA W 8.0 6 2 1 1 6 0 105 69
2009-07-30 NYY ND 7.2 4 1 1 1 10 0 103 76
2009-07-25 @DET ND 6.2 6 2 1 3 7 0 112 60
2009-07-20 TBR W 7.0 3 3 3 2 7 3 99 64
Last 5 v.BOS 2-0 12.0 14 6 6 3 11 1 4.50 49
2008-08-31 @BOS W 6.2 7 1 1 2 5 0 109 59
2008-08-10 BOS W 5.1 7 5 5 1 6 1 81 39
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   36-30   Road:   27-33   ExtrInn: 2-4 
 vsRHP:  41-46   vsLHP:  22-17   1-Run:  16-22
 vsEast: 14-16   vsCntrl:26-28   vsWest: 12-13 IL:11-6 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
126 Tue, Aug 25  @BOS  L   3-6       63-63  2nd  4.5 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
 Last 10: 4-6    Last 20: 9-11   Last 30:13-17
RedSox, 72-53, 2nd, 6 GB, 1½ up in WC

SP: Tim Wakefield (42, RHP, 11-3, 4.31)

2009 Gamelogs / 2009 Splits / vs. CHW Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2009 (11-3) 108.2 113 52 52 37 61 8 4.31
2008 (10-11) 181.0 154 89 83 60 117 25 4.13
2007 (17-12) 189.0 191 104 100 64 110 22 4.76
Last 7 GS 5-0 45.1 54 20 20 6 23 3 3.97 50
2009-07-08 OAK W 6.0 10 3 3 1 8 0 100 47
2009-07-03 SEA ND 8.0 10 5 5 0 3 2 112 45
2009-06-27 @ATL W 6.0 3 0 0 1 1 0 88 66
2009-06-21 ATL ND 6.2 9 4 4 0 2 0 83 42
2009-06-16 FLA W 6.0 6 2 2 1 4 0 93 55
2009-06-10 NYY W 6.0 8 3 3 3 2 1 88 43
2009-06-04 @DET W 6.2 8 3 3 0 3 0 81 49
Last 5 v.CHW 3-2 31.2 31 16 16 6 18 6 4.55 50
2008-08-31 CHW L 6.0 6 3 3 0 3 1 82 51
2007-08-25 @CHW W 7.0 3 0 0 3 6 0 112 74
2007-07-22 CHW W 6.1 6 4 4 2 2 0 96 45
2005-08-13 CHW W 6.2 7 2 2 0 5 2 94 57
2005-07-22 @CHW L 5.2 9 7 7 1 2 3 98 24
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   41-20   Road:   31-33   ExtrInn: 4-6 
 vsRHP:  48-34   vsLHP:  24-19   1-Run:  18-15
 vsEast: 32-20   vsCntrl:18-6    vsWest: 11-20 IL:11-7 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
125 Tue, Aug 25   CHW  W   6-3       72-53  2nd  6.0 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
 Last 10: 6-4    Last 20:10-10   Last 30:16-14
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Mon, Aug 24, 2009 BOS 12  CHW  8        W:Ramon Ramirez (7-3), L: Jose Contreras (5-12), S: none

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
Season Series: 2009 - BOS leads 2-0; 2008 - BOS won 4-3; 2007 - BOS won 7-1; All-Time - BOS leads 951-909

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  5.74

BAL  4.59

SDP  3.80

RA/G

SFG  3.76

NYM  4.69

WSN  5.43

BA

J. Mauer  .374

A. Pagan  .292

B. Giles  .191

OBP

J. Mauer  .445

A. Cabrera  .364

R. Cedeno  .234

SLG

A. Pujols  .665

B. Butler  .482

A. Casilla  .259

OPS

A. Pujols  1.106

B. Roberts  .841

A. Casilla  .541

ERA

C. Carpenter  2.16

M. Buehrle  3.92

F. Liriano  5.80

K/9IP

J. Verlander  10.49

M. Cain  6.82

J. Lannan  3.75

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WhiteSox Batters (4.63 RS/G) vs. RedSox Pitchers (4.54 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS Wakefield
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
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 ··· 1/.000 ··· 3/1.666 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 295/218 .289/.367/.469/.836 1.046/.761 1.055 112/.826 5/4 8/12
27.Castro G/S/vP 3/1.666 ··· 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 45/.648 ··· 12/1.151 5/1.400 4/.500 ··· 6/.000 3/.000 3/1.666 2/.000 3/.333 ··· ··· 468/351 .266/.348/.484/.833 .820/.837 .859 87/.486 0/2 24/5
14.Konerko G/S/vP 34/.788 1/no AB 9/.476 5/2.467 2/.000 ··· 6/.533 2/5.000 5/.400 ··· 5/.400 ··· ··· 490/357 .275/.345/.487/.832 1.058/.750 .782 90/.786 0/0 23/4
30.Kotsay* G/S/vP 18/.778 1/.000 13/.585 ··· 3/1.334 ··· 2/2.000 ··· 3/.000 12/.639 ··· ··· ··· 119/97 .248/.288/.330/.618 .429/.662 .619 40/.625 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 ··· ··· ··· 2/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 209/108 .221/.313/.436/.749 .832/.669 .876 76/.780 9/0 11/10
12.Pierzynski* G/S/vP 26/.804 1/3.000 16/.713 4/1.750 3/.000 ··· 4/.583 4/.500 3/.666 3/.666 3/.000 ··· ··· 411/308 .318/.350/.472/.822 .717/.858 .885 85/.962 1/0 13/4
22.Podsednik* G/S/vP 4/.000 1/.000 7/.858 3/1.334 3/.000 ··· ··· ··· 1/2.000 9/.111 1/no AB 2/3.000 ··· 445/320 .295/.348/.389/.736 .745/.733 .725 106/.695 21/9 4/2
20.Quentin G/S/vP 3/1.667 1/.000 4/.250 4/1.833 2/5.000 ··· 3/.667 2/.000 1/.000 12/1.583 8/.375 2/.000 ··· 275/203 .233/.327/.454/.781 .720/.801 .684 88/.922 1/0 14/2
10.Ramirez G/S/vP 2/.000 1/2.000 3/1.000 4/.000 1/.000 ··· 3/.666 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 6/.500 ··· ··· 467/353 .276/.331/.408/.739 1.034/.644 .707 68/.843 12/4 14/16
51.Rios G/S/vP 47/.744 1/.000 22/1.076 8/.583 10/.600 ··· 25/.869 5/1.150 10/.700 14/1.869 6/.666 4/1.250 ··· 518/376 .260/.311/.423/.734 .727/.736 .597 75/.654 20/3 15/4
25.Thome* G/S/vP 58/.609 ··· 33/.840 5/1.400 2/.500 ··· 3/1.334 2/.000 6/.000 12/.584 4/1.750 ··· ··· 393/296 .252/.382/.506/.888 .810/.914 .855 79/.872 0/0 23/
IP 108.2 38.1 170.1 43.0 49.2 3.2 167.2 53.1 54.0 131.2 55.2 45.0 17.2 TOTAL .261/.333/.423/.756 .824/.732 .770 .776 81/34 151/108
ERA-K/9 4.31/5.1 3.76/11.5 3.65/8.1 5.02/5.7 3.44/6.2 4.91/2.4 3.60/10.0 2.70/8.3 2.00/10.0 5.61/6.1 2.59/6.8 2.80/8.2 3.57/5.1 4.31/7.7

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 474/.266 166/.227 693/.235 201/.295 221/.254 18/.313 669/.245 213/.212 229/.224 590/.299 237/.216 192/.227 86/.338 .265
OPS .730 .677 .670 .826 .706 .889 .671 .630 .650 .838 .669 .669 .952 .753
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 196/.680 77/.808 398/.709 88/.873 116/.511 13/.322 176/.707 98/.435 123/.578 298/.808 119/.795 101/.486 53/.659 .750
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 278/.765 89/.565 295/.617 113/.790 105/.918 5/2.200 493/.658 115/.806 106/.732 292/.868 118/.541 91/.878 33/1.415 .756
Home 255/.756 65/.506 334/.605 80/.801 115/.680 9/.583 299/.697 79/.716 113/.622 315/.798 114/.796 93/.629 50/.724
Last 28d days / 47/1.098 135/.805 128/.855 47/.824 18/.889 128/.575 40/.488 40/.556 126/.991 67/.843 43/.425 86/.952
HR/SB/CS 8/14/2 4/4/0 20/12/2 6/4/0 1/7/1 1/0/0 15/14/6 5/0/0 5/10/1 17/27/2 5/5/0 5/7/2 3/0/0 124/119/20
Usage ·X·X···o ··X····X ·X····X· o···o··o ···X···· X····X·· Xo····oo XX·····X ····X··· ·X··X·X· ··o·o·o· ···X····
RedSox Batters (5.34 RS/G) vs. WhiteSox Pitchers (4.57 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 34.Floyd
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
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 ··· 10/1.400 7/.000 13/.923 3/.333 4/1.833 10/.522 2/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 129/45 .267/.333/.448/.782 .805/.739 .786 24/.857 0/0 5/2
44.Bay G/S/vP 13/.685 16/.599 4/.750 6/1.467 3/.000 5/.000 3/.333 3/.000 1/no AB 4/.500 ··· 1/3.000 505/357 .257/.382/.519/.901 .901/.901 .936 84/1.007 11/2 28/0
7.Drew* G/S/vP 10/1.500 11/.282 4/.250 9/1.069 6/1.000 17/1.071 4/.500 ··· 13/.641 1/no AB 3/1.167 ··· 432/325 .260/.376/.475/.851 .792/.871 .884 72/1.061 2/4 16/2
46.Ellsbury* G/S/vP 7/1.171 3/2.334 3/1.000 3/.666 2/.500 1/4.000 ··· 2/1.000 ··· 1/2.000 3/.666 ··· 531/368 .295/.341/.405/.746 .714/.759 .743 124/.749 55/9 6/2
13.Gonzalez G/S/vP 2/.000 3/2.000 2/1.000 4/1.000 ··· 7/1.143 2/.000 2/.000 6/1.166 4/1.417 ··· ··· 306/238 .216/.258/.309/.567 .473/.595 .529 94/.639 0/1 4/6
22.Green G/S/vP 2/.000 4/1.500 ··· 6/.333 ··· ··· 6/.334 ··· 1/2.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· 301/228 .230/.298/.364/.662 .626/.674 .753 48/.473 1/4 6/15
11.Kotchman* G/S/vP 4/.833 ··· ··· 21/.490 5/1.350 3/.666 5/.200 2/.000 ··· 2/.000 4/.500 ··· 372/263 .279/.352/.406/.758 .634/.809 .739 45/.913 1/0 7/0
25.Lowell G/S/vP 8/.821 9/.444 4/.500 13/1.058 8/.900 8/.250 3/1.000 2/2.500 7/1.429 1/.000 2/1.000 ··· 392/267 .303/.347/.507/.854 .907/.829 1.014 81/1.046 0/1 16/9
41.Martinez# G/S/vP 16/.775 58/.898 16/1.134 38/.451 11/.909 9/.111 30/.878 6/.833 7/.286 ··· 19/.806 ··· 534/364 .291/.373/.478/.851 .850/.852 .752 103/.931 1/0 20/4
34.Ortiz* G/S/vP 8/1.125 52/1.008 8/.700 28/.774 2/2.500 6/1.000 22/.723 3/2.667 2/.000 1/.000 10/.733 2/.500 485/337 .227/.320/.439/.759 .767/.754 .824 100/.903 0/2 20/1
15.Pedroia G/S/vP 8/.625 10/.900 4/1.167 8/.625 8/.393 5/2.550 ··· 3/.000 ··· 2/1.000 2/.500 ··· 547/393 .303/.376/.452/.828 .760/.854 .890 107/.936 17/7 10/6
33.Varitek# G/S/vP 2/.000 31/.990 9/.111 19/.701 6/.334 4/1.833 28/.802 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 2/2.500 11/.495 6/1.167 11/.455 8/.929 ··· 6/.000 2/no AB 2/.000 2/.000 2/.500 1/.000 453/320 .310/.422/.569/.990 1.005/.984 .971 89/1.107 5/2 22/4
IP 165.0 172.0 78.2 111.1 147.1 49.2 10.2 44.1 45.1 51.2 54.2 9.0 TOTAL .266/.349/.451/.800 .810/.796 .853 .853 97/32 160/79
ERA-K/9 3.98/7.7 3.92/4.6 3.66/6.3 5.09/7.0 3.85/7.3 3.08/11.2 6.75/6.7 3.65/8.5 3.97/9.1 4.35/7.3 2.63/10.7 2.00/12.0 4.15/7.2

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 686/.241 699/.272 342/.277 490/.259 626/.246 218/.228 21/.350 189/.247 198/.266 235/.290 217/.213 35/.194 .259
OPS .670 .754 .711 .741 .707 .754 1.081 .698 .805 .759 .625 .608 .737
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 360/.664 192/.825 157/.840 252/.682 168/.718 70/.924 11/.382 89/.847 86/.752 110/.822 86/.573 19/.263 .749
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 326/.676 507/.728 185/.608 238/.801 458/.703 148/.678 10/1.800 100/.569 112/.843 125/.707 131/.659 16/1.083 .728
Road 347/.742 268/.765 134/.723 253/.802 313/.678 106/.881 / 86/.690 88/.777 105/.811 95/.715 9/.444
Last 28d days 144/.648 139/1.013 80/.696 123/.782 144/.750 47/.828 21/1.081 34/.517 42/.969 56/.687 48/.564 35/.608
HR/SB/CS 16/14/3 23/2/1 4/1/2 11/18/3 16/16/6 5/14/1 1/0/0 6/8/0 7/10/0 5/4/2 5/3/4 1/2/2 126/105/29
Usage ····X··· ··X····· ·XX····o ·X····X· ···X···· ·X·o···X X······X ···X··o· X·o····· ·oo·o··X o··Xo·o· ooo····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.