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Game Preview: BOS @ SEA, 10:10pm, Friday, May 15, 2009 @Safeco Field

RedSox, 21-14, 2nd, 1 GB

SP: Jon Lester (25, LHP, 2-3, 6.31)

2009 Gamelogs / 2009 Splits / vs. SEA Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2009 (2-3) 41.1 52 29 29 13 49 8 6.31
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 2-3 41.1 52 29 29 13 49 8 6.31 45
2009-05-09 TBR L 4.1 10 8 8 1 6 1 89 16
2009-05-04 @NYY W 7.0 6 3 3 2 10 2 111 61
2009-04-29 @CLE ND 6.0 7 5 5 3 7 2 109 42
2009-04-24 NYY ND 6.0 7 2 2 3 7 0 114 54
2009-04-19 BAL W 7.0 4 0 0 2 9 0 108 76
2009-04-13 @OAK L 6.0 10 6 6 0 5 2 106 33
2009-04-08 TBR L 5.0 8 5 5 2 5 1 94 34
Last 5 v.SEA 1-0 17.1 24 9 9 3 14 2 4.67 46
2008-07-21 @SEA W 7.1 8 0 0 0 6 0 103 68
2007-08-03 @SEA ND 5.0 8 4 4 2 4 1 99 37
2006-07-23 @SEA ND 5.0 8 5 5 1 4 1 92 34
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   13-4    Road:    8-10   ExtrInn: 2-2 
 vsRHP:  14-10   vsLHP:   7-4    1-Run:   6-5 
 vsEast: 13-6    vsCntrl: 5-2    vsWest:  3-6  IL: 0-0 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 35 Thu, May 14  @LAA  L   4-5 (12)  21-14  2nd  1.0 gb
 34 Wed, May 13  @LAA  L   4-8       21-13  2nd  1.0 gb
 33 Tue, May 12  @LAA  W   4-3       21-12  2nd  1.0 gb
 32 Sun, May 10   TBR  W   4-3       20-12  2nd  1.0 gb
 31 Sat, May  9   TBR  L   5-14      19-12  2nd  1.0 gb
 30 Fri, May  8   TBR  W   7-3       19-11  1st    Tied
 29 Thu, May  7   CLE  W  13-3       18-11  2nd  1.0 gb
 28 Wed, May  6   CLE  L   2-9       17-11  2nd  2.0 gb
 27 Tue, May  5  @NYY  W   7-3       17-10  2nd  1.0 gb
 26 Mon, May  4  @NYY  W   6-4       16-10  2nd  1.0 gb
 Last 10: 6-4    Last 20:12-8    Last 30:19-11
Mariners, 16-19, 3rd, 4½ GB, 2 GB in WC

SP: Chris Jakubauskas (30, RHP, 1-4, 7.67)

2009 Gamelogs / 2009 Splits / vs. BOS Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2009 (1-4) 29.1 34 25 25 9 11 4 7.67
Last 7 GS 0-4 25.1 31 23 23 7 9 4 8.17 37
2009-05-08 @MIN L 4.1 8 9 9 3 0 3 103 8
2009-05-03 OAK ND 4.1 6 4 4 0 1 1 78 36
2009-04-28 @CHW L 8.0 2 2 2 1 4 0 88 73
2009-04-22 TBR L 3.1 10 6 6 3 1 0 86 14
2009-04-16 LAA L 5.1 5 2 2 0 3 0 81 53
Has never faced BOS.
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:    7-7    Road:    9-12   ExtrInn: 2-2 
 vsRHP:   9-16   vsLHP:   7-3    1-Run:   7-7 
 vsEast:  2-1    vsCntrl: 5-10   vsWest:  9-8  IL: 0-0 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 35 Thu, May 14  @TEX  L   2-3       16-19  3rd  4.5 gb
 34 Wed, May 13  @TEX  L   5-6 (11)  16-18  3rd  3.5 gb
 33 Tue, May 12  @TEX  L   1-7       16-17  3rd  2.5 gb
 32 Sun, May 10  @MIN  W   5-3       16-16  3rd  1.5 gb
 31 Sat, May  9  @MIN  L   6-9       15-16  3rd  1.5 gb
 30 Fri, May  8  @MIN  L   0-11      15-15  2nd  1.5 gb
 29 Thu, May  7  @KCR  L   1-3       15-14  2nd  0.5 gb
 28 Wed, May  6  @KCR  L   1-9       15-13  2nd  0.5 gb
 27 Tue, May  5   TEX  L   2-7 (10)  15-12  1st  0.5 up
 26 Mon, May  4   TEX  L   5-6       15-11  1st  1.5 up
 Last 10: 1-9    Last 20: 7-13   Last 30:13-17
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Wed, Jul 23, 2008 BOS  6 @SEA  3 (12)   W:Jonathan Papelbon (4-3), L: Sean Green (2-3), S: Craig Hansen (2)
Tue, Jul 22, 2008 BOS  4 @SEA  2        W:Daisuke Matsuzaka (11-1), L: R.A. Dickey (2-5), S: Jonathan Papelbon (30)
Mon, Jul 21, 2008 BOS  4 @SEA  0        W:Jon Lester (8-3), L: Jarrod Washburn (4-9), S: Jonathan Papelbon (29)
Sun, Jun 08, 2008 BOS  2  SEA  1        W:Justin Masterson (3-0), L: Sean Green (1-2), S: Jonathan Papelbon (18)
Sat, Jun 07, 2008 BOS 11  SEA  3        W:Tim Wakefield (4-4), L: Miguel Batista (3-7), S: none
Fri, Jun 06, 2008 SEA  8 @BOS  0        W:Felix Hernandez (4-5), L: Bartolo Colon (3-1), S: none
Wed, May 28, 2008 SEA  1  BOS  0        W:Erik Bedard (4-3), L: Tim Wakefield (3-4), S: J.J. Putz (6)
Tue, May 27, 2008 SEA  4  BOS  3        W:J.J. Putz (2-2), L: Mike Timlin (2-3), S: none
Mon, May 26, 2008 BOS  5 @SEA  3        W:Bartolo Colon (2-0), L: Felix Hernandez (2-5), S: none
Sun, Aug 05, 2007 BOS  9 @SEA  2        W:Josh Beckett (14-5), L: Miguel Batista (11-8), S: none
Season Series: 2009 -  0-0; 2008 - BOS won 6-3; 2007 - SEA won 5-4; All-Time - BOS leads 201-147

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

TOR  5.76

DET  5.06

ARI  3.69

RA/G

LAD  3.81

DET  4.88

WSN  6.12

BA

  

  

  

OBP

  

  

  

SLG

  

  

  

OPS

  

  

  

ERA

Z. Greinke  .51

S. Richmond  4.28

J. Moyer  8.15

K/9IP

J. Verlander  12.35

B. Tallet  6.60

M. Pelfrey  2.31

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

RedSox Batters (5.63 RS/G) vs. Mariners Pitchers (4.71 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 41.Jakubauskas
G/S/vB
53.Aardsma
G/S/vB
43.Batista
G/S/vB
57.Lowe
G/S/vB
46.White
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
55.Bailey G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 54/41 .159/.315/.318/.633 1.098/.480 .266 54/.633 0/0 1/2
5.Baldelli G/S/vP ··· ··· 7/2.500 1/.000 ··· 25/5 .292/.320/.417/.737 .926/.000 .733 13/.846 0/0 1/0
44.Bay G/S/vP ··· 5/1.300 9/.444 ··· ··· 153/115 .311/.444/.648/1.092 1.010/1.121 1.106 109/1.022 4/0 10/0
7.Drew* G/S/vP ··· 2/2.000 36/.817 2/2.000 ··· 125/94 .238/.360/.476/.836 .836/.836 .801 88/.736 0/1 5/1
46.Ellsbury* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 1/no AB ··· 155/115 .297/.331/.352/.683 .487/.752 .601 111/.758 16/4 1/0
22.Green G/S/vP ··· ··· 4/.500 ··· ··· 91/66 .289/.352/.422/.773 .628/.829 .649 74/.764 1/2 1/6
16.Kottaras* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 34/24 .143/.265/.214/.479 .300/.556 .596 27/.359 0/0 0/0
25.Lowell G/S/vP ··· ··· 27/.768 3/1.000 ··· 144/111 .299/.333/.533/.866 .920/.852 .732 102/.909 0/0 6/5
23.Lugo G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 29/.566 1/2.000 ··· 47/40 .349/.404/.488/.893 1.429/.792 .720 47/.893 1/0 1/2
34.Ortiz* G/S/vP ··· ··· 26/1.250 2/.500 ··· 157/107 .208/.318/.300/.618 .593/.628 .541 111/.690 0/1 0/
15.Pedroia G/S/vP ··· ··· 4/.833 1/.000 ··· 156/109 .336/.423/.440/.863 .685/.941 .822 109/.950 4/3 1/1
33.Varitek# G/S/vP ··· ··· 21/.555 2/.500 ··· 112/90 .235/.321/.439/.760 .808/.749 .655 80/.758 0/0 4/1
51.Velazquez G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 2/2 .000/.000/.000/.000 /.000 .000 0/ 0/0 0/1
IP 29.1 16.2 17.2 15.1 15.1 TOTAL .278/.366/.453/.819 .807/.824 .731 .838 27/11 38/23
ERA-K/9 7.67/3.4 1.62/9.7 3.06/8.1 4.70/6.5 2.93/3.5 4.27/6.9

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 130/.291 69/.140 85/.278 73/.318 68/.218 .262
OPS .826 .507 .744 .824 .704 .737
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 63/.963 32/.505 43/.789 32/1.038 30/.522 .829
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 67/.705 37/.508 42/.699 41/.650 38/.813 .673
Home 62/.931 31/.500 44/.705 35/.725 38/.536
Last 28d days 92/.932 47/.598 69/.725 57/.933 61/.796
HR/SB/CS 4/0/1 1/1/0 1/3/0 1/2/0 2/1/2 32/17/10
Usage ······X· oX··oX·· ··X·ooX· ··X·X·o· ·Xo··X·o
Mariners Batters (3.97 RS/G) vs. RedSox Pitchers (5.11 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 31.Lester*
G/S/vB
60.Bard
G/S/vB
17.Delcarmen
G/S/vB
62.Jones*
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
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
25.Balentien G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 64/39 .293/.344/.448/.792 .924/.713 .812 50/.807 1/0 1/0
29.Beltre G/S/vP 9/1.000 ··· 3/.666 ··· 4/.250 3/.000 7/.000 18/1.213 ··· ··· 149/107 .227/.255/.340/.595 .625/.583 .374 103/.606 5/2 2/7
7.Betancourt G/S/vP 7/1.714 ··· 5/1.100 ··· 2/.000 2/.000 4/.500 3/.666 1/2.000 ··· 120/94 .259/.269/.336/.605 .769/.558 .534 83/.541 2/0 1/4
30.Branyan* G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 3/.666 3/.667 ··· 1/.000 122/84 .275/.339/.560/.898 .770/.956 .978 84/.917 1/0 8/2
3.Cedeno G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 8/.762 1/2.000 1/.000 39/28 .139/.205/.250/.455 .473/.448 .786 18/.461 1/1 1/1
10.Chavez* G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/3.000 ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 18/.410 ··· 1/.000 121/91 .274/.339/.321/.660 .618/.674 .761 72/.497 6/1 1/1
24.Griffey* G/S/vP 3/.000 ··· 2/.000 ··· 4/.250 1/.000 1/.000 36/1.232 1/no AB 7/.286 102/80 .212/.343/.365/.708 .789/.688 .549 68/.631 0/0 3/0
21.Gutierrez G/S/vP 7/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 2/.000 ··· ··· 2/.000 2/.000 121/91 .252/.342/.369/.711 .841/.669 .994 80/.720 1/2 3/0
2.Johjima G/S/vP 6/.900 ··· 3/1.667 ··· 1/.000 3/.666 4/.500 3/1.000 ··· ··· 58/41 .273/.298/.418/.716 .544/.787 .876 33/.882 1/0 2/1
32.Johnson G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 65/54 .197/.219/.279/.497 .000/.604 .568 48/.518 0/1 0/1
4.Lopez G/S/vP 5/.650 ··· 3/1.000 ··· 4/.500 5/.500 3/.666 ··· 3/1.000 ··· 145/106 .250/.294/.364/.657 .839/.593 .532 104/.679 0/1 3/5
51.Suzuki* G/S/vP 10/.400 ··· 4/.000 ··· 4/.000 2/1.000 3/.666 3/.833 1/.000 ··· 127/96 .306/.339/.388/.727 .532/.789 .755 114/.712 5/3 2/1
5.Sweeney G/S/vP 11/.788 ··· 3/1.334 ··· ··· 2/2.000 3/.666 2/1.500 ··· ··· 69/34 .266/.319/.422/.741 .752/.730 .812 45/.856 0/0 2/1
IP 41.1 2.0 17.2 9.0 35.0 17.1 16.0 36.1 20.0 13.0 TOTAL .252/.304/.374/.678 .695/.672 .675 .673 23/11 29/29
ERA-K/9 6.31/10.7 0.00/4.5 1.02/7.1 8.00/7.0 4.89/7.5 3.12/10.9 1.13/10.7 6.69/5.0 0.45/4.5 4.15/7.6 4.88/7.5

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 183/.310 8/.167 79/.242 42/.270 155/.281 73/.180 73/.217 170/.302 69/.113 58/.288 .271
OPS .867 .417 .664 .882 .717 .620 .631 .887 .385 .789 .776
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 55/.791 4/.833 47/.539 17/.548 93/.756 30/.496 42/.469 92/.910 44/.469 30/.448 .741
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 128/.899 4/.000 32/.845 25/1.131 62/.658 43/.710 31/.842 78/.861 25/.245 28/1.179 .811
Road 83/.928 8/.417 39/.874 21/.826 76/.785 39/.540 39/.760 98/.857 38/.368 28/.934
Last 28d days 133/.793 8/.417 50/.684 42/.882 129/.733 52/.608 55/.598 126/.857 45/.410 47/.668
HR/SB/CS 8/3/5 0/1/0 0/3/1 2/0/0 2/5/3 2/0/0 1/7/0 5/8/0 1/3/0 2/2/0 34/48/10
Usage ·····X·· ·X······ o·X··o·o ·o···X·· ··X····· o···X·X· X·X·X·o· X·····X· X·X·o·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.