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Game Preview: BOS @ SEA, 4:10pm, Sunday, May 17, 2009 @Safeco Field

RedSox, 22-15, 2nd, 2 GB, 3 up in WC

SP: Justin Masterson (24, RHP, 2-2, 4.89)

2009 Gamelogs / 2009 Splits / vs. SEA Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2009 (2-2) 35.0 36 19 19 14 29 2 4.89
2008 (6-5) 88.1 68 31 31 40 68 10 3.16
Last 7 GS 2-4 41.0 40 22 22 20 29 4 4.83 48
2009-05-12 @LAA ND 6.0 5 2 2 4 3 0 105 53
2009-05-06 CLE L 6.1 8 6 6 3 6 0 112 36
2009-05-01 @TBR L 6.0 6 6 6 3 6 2 105 39
2009-04-26 NYY W 5.1 6 1 1 1 4 0 99 55
2009-04-20 BAL W 5.1 4 1 1 2 3 0 84 57
2008-07-05 @NYY L 6.0 6 2 2 2 2 0 100 52
2008-06-30 @TBR L 6.0 5 4 4 5 5 2 105 46
Last 5 v.SEA 1-0 6.0 3 1 1 3 4 0 1.50 63
2008-06-08 SEA W 6.0 3 1 1 3 4 0 88 63
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   13-4    Road:    9-11   ExtrInn: 2-2 
 vsRHP:  14-11   vsLHP:   8-4    1-Run:   6-6 
 vsEast: 13-6    vsCntrl: 5-2    vsWest:  4-7  IL: 0-0 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 37 Sat, May 16  @SEA  W   5-3       22-15  2nd  2.0 gb
 36 Fri, May 15  @SEA  L   4-5       21-15  2nd  2.0 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
 Last 10: 5-5    Last 20:11-9    Last 30:20-10
Mariners, 17-20, 3rd, 5½ GB, 5 GB in WC

SP: Jason Vargas (26, LHP, 1-0, 1.04)

2009 Gamelogs / 2009 Splits / vs. BOS Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2009 (1-0) 8.2 8 1 1 3 7 1 1.04
2007 (0-1) 10.1 17 14 14 2 4 4 12.19
2006 (1-2) 43.0 50 39 35 30 25 9 7.33
Last 7 GS 1-1 34.0 38 27 25 21 17 9 6.62 41
2009-05-12 @TEX ND 5.0 5 1 1 2 3 1 73 54
2007-07-03 @COL L 3.1 11 9 9 2 2 2 87 2
2007-05-17 CHC ND 7.0 6 5 5 0 2 2 90 47
2006-04-29 COL ND 2.1 6 4 3 3 3 1 70 31
2006-04-24 @CHC ND 6.1 1 0 0 4 2 0 94 69
2006-04-18 @CIN ND 4.0 7 6 5 5 2 3 110 23
2006-04-13 SDP W 6.0 2 2 2 5 3 0 100 58
Has never faced BOS.
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:    8-8    Road:    9-12   ExtrInn: 2-2 
 vsRHP:   9-17   vsLHP:   8-3    1-Run:   8-7 
 vsEast:  3-2    vsCntrl: 5-10   vsWest:  9-8  IL: 0-0 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 37 Sat, May 16   BOS  L   3-5       17-20  3rd  5.5 gb
 36 Fri, May 15   BOS  W   5-4       17-19  3rd  4.5 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
 Last 10: 2-8    Last 20: 6-14   Last 30:12-18
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Sat, May 16, 2009 BOS  5 @SEA  3        W:Josh Beckett (4-2), L: Garrett Olson (0-1), S: Jonathan Papelbon (10)
Fri, May 15, 2009 SEA  5  BOS  4        W:Chris Jakubauskas (2-4), L: Jon Lester (2-4), S: David Aardsma (4)

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
Season Series: 2009 - Tied 1-1; 2008 - BOS won 6-3; 2007 - SEA won 5-4; All-Time - BOS leads 202-148

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

TEX  5.72

LAA  5.00

SDP  3.84

RA/G

LAD  3.87

OAK  4.82

WSN  6.31

BA

M. Scutaro  .285

  

M. Scutaro  .285

OBP

M. Scutaro  .412

  

M. Scutaro  .412

SLG

M. Scutaro  .457

  

M. Scutaro  .457

OPS

M. Scutaro  .869

  

M. Scutaro  .869

ERA

Z. Greinke  .60

K. Lohse  4.25

A. Eaton  7.93

K/9IP

J. Verlander  12.35

M. Hampton  6.69

J. Pineiro  2.78

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

RedSox Batters (5.57 RS/G) vs. Mariners Pitchers (4.70 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 38.Vargas*
G/S/vB
53.Aardsma
G/S/vB
43.Batista
G/S/vB
41.Jakubauskas
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 ··· ··· 2/.000 3/.666 1/.000 ··· 62/47 .173/.306/.365/.672 1.313/.460 .413 62/.672 0/0 2/2
5.Baldelli G/S/vP ··· ··· 8/2.142 3/.000 2/.000 ··· 33/10 .226/.273/.323/.595 .867/.000 .465 21/.588 0/0 1/0
44.Bay G/S/vP 3/2.167 6/1.000 10/.400 3/.667 ··· 1/no AB 162/121 .305/.444/.648/1.093 1.068/1.102 1.107 110/1.081 4/0 11/0
7.Drew* G/S/vP ··· 3/2.000 37/.835 3/1.667 2/2.000 1/.000 134/100 .250/.373/.482/.855 .801/.874 .838 89/.793 0/1 5/1
46.Ellsbury* G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 2/1.000 4/2.250 1/no AB ··· 165/122 .303/.335/.374/.710 .452/.802 .656 112/.789 16/4 1/0
22.Green G/S/vP ··· ··· 4/.500 ··· ··· ··· 91/66 .289/.352/.422/.773 .628/.829 .649 68/.788 1/2 1/6
16.Kottaras* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 34/24 .143/.265/.214/.479 .300/.556 .596 24/.408 0/0 0/0
25.Lowell G/S/vP ··· ··· 28/.815 3/.666 3/1.000 1/.000 152/116 .297/.329/.517/.846 .837/.849 .710 103/.870 0/0 6/5
23.Lugo G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 29/.566 3/.000 2/2.000 ··· 54/44 .333/.407/.458/.866 1.378/.748 .707 54/.866 1/0 1/3
34.Ortiz* G/S/vP ··· ··· 26/1.250 ··· 2/.500 ··· 157/107 .208/.318/.300/.618 .593/.628 .541 102/.714 0/1 0/
15.Pedroia G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 5/.650 3/.000 1/.000 1/.000 165/115 .317/.406/.415/.822 .669/.888 .748 109/.909 4/3 1/1
33.Varitek# G/S/vP ··· ··· 23/.559 3/.000 3/.333 ··· 120/96 .229/.317/.448/.764 .975/.714 .677 84/.728 0/0 5/1
51.Velazquez G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/no AB ··· ··· ··· 3/3 .000/.333/.000/.333 /.333 .333 1/ 0/0 0/1
IP 8.2 17.2 20.2 35.1 16.1 16.1 TOTAL .275/.364/.451/.815 .815/.815 .731 .833 27/11 41/24
ERA-K/9 1.04/7.2 1.53/9.2 2.61/8.3 7.13/3.8 4.41/7.2 2.76/3.3 4.25/6.8

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 37/.235 73/.148 97/.272 158/.287 77/.304 72/.207 .259
OPS .650 .507 .733 .811 .798 .680 .737
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 11/.636 34/.538 48/.806 73/1.030 33/1.005 31/.503 .832
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 26/.651 39/.479 49/.664 85/.633 44/.634 41/.786 .672
Home 10/.522 35/.502 56/.693 90/.873 39/.685 42/.512
Last 28d days 37/.650 51/.590 71/.713 120/.887 55/.892 61/.783
HR/SB/CS 1/0/0 1/1/0 1/3/0 4/0/1 1/2/0 2/1/2 35/17/10
Usage ····X··· ·XoX··oX X···X·oo ·X······ ·X··X·X· ·X·Xo··X
Mariners Batters (3.97 RS/G) vs. RedSox Pitchers (5.05 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 63.Masterson
G/S/vB
60.Bard
G/S/vB
17.Delcarmen
G/S/vB
62.Jones*
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 ··· 1/2.000 1/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· 72/44 .303/.347/.455/.802 .935/.723 .835 58/.817 1/0 1/0
29.Beltre G/S/vP 4/.250 1/.000 3/.666 ··· 4/.000 7/.000 18/1.213 ··· ··· 157/111 .216/.248/.324/.573 .597/.562 .346 103/.599 5/2 2/7
7.Betancourt G/S/vP 2/.000 ··· 5/1.100 ··· 2/.000 5/.400 3/.666 1/2.000 1/.000 128/99 .256/.283/.355/.639 .789/.595 .612 84/.620 2/0 2/5
30.Branyan* G/S/vP ··· 1/2.000 1/.000 ··· 1/3.000 3/.666 3/.667 ··· 1/.000 130/88 .302/.364/.595/.959 .896/.989 1.138 92/1.001 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 14/.220 1/1 1/1
10.Chavez* G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/3.000 ··· ··· 2/1.000 18/.410 ··· 1/.000 125/95 .273/.336/.318/.654 .618/.666 .740 68/.429 6/1 1/1
24.Griffey* G/S/vP 4/.250 ··· 2/.000 ··· 2/.000 1/.000 36/1.232 1/no AB 7/.286 106/83 .205/.340/.352/.692 .749/.678 .520 64/.661 0/0 3/0
21.Gutierrez G/S/vP 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· 2/.000 ··· ··· 2/.000 3/.666 125/92 .262/.347/.374/.721 .823/.685 .994 78/.721 2/2 3/0
2.Johjima G/S/vP 1/.000 1/.000 3/1.667 ··· 3/.666 5/.400 3/1.000 ··· ··· 66/46 .254/.277/.381/.658 .563/.698 .693 41/.754 1/0 2/1
32.Johnson G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 65/54 .197/.219/.279/.497 .000/.604 .568 45/.462 0/1 0/1
4.Lopez G/S/vP 4/.500 1/.000 3/1.000 ··· 5/.500 3/.666 ··· 3/1.000 1/.000 154/112 .236/.283/.343/.626 .774/.572 .478 106/.649 0/1 3/6
51.Suzuki* G/S/vP 4/.000 ··· 4/.000 ··· 2/1.000 4/.500 3/.833 1/.000 1/no AB 137/102 .315/.350/.438/.789 .828/.776 .873 116/.802 5/3 4/1
5.Sweeney G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 3/1.334 ··· 2/2.000 3/.666 2/1.500 ··· 1/.000 74/36 .246/.297/.391/.689 .689/.688 .698 45/.808 0/0 2/1
IP 35.0 3.1 17.2 9.0 18.0 17.0 36.1 20.1 14.0 TOTAL .252/.305/.378/.683 .722/.668 .687 .689 24/11 32/31
ERA-K/9 4.89/7.5 0.00/2.7 1.02/7.1 8.00/7.0 3.00/10.5 1.06/10.1 6.69/5.0 0.44/4.4 3.86/7.7 4.82/7.4

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 155/.281 14/.250 79/.242 42/.270 76/.188 77/.219 170/.302 70/.111 63/.286 .270
OPS .717 .536 .664 .882 .637 .623 .887 .379 .780 .775
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 93/.756 5/1.100 47/.539 17/.548 32/.564 44/.497 92/.910 44/.469 31/.472 .762
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 62/.658 9/.236 32/.845 25/1.131 44/.692 33/.787 78/.861 26/.235 32/1.085 .789
Road 76/.785 14/.536 39/.874 21/.826 42/.577 43/.733 98/.857 39/.358 33/.897
Last 28d days 129/.733 14/.536 50/.684 42/.882 52/.672 54/.586 126/.857 43/.431 43/.668
HR/SB/CS 2/5/3 0/1/0 0/3/1 2/0/0 2/0/0 1/7/0 5/8/0 1/3/0 2/3/0 37/49/10
Usage ····X··· ·X·X···· ··o·X··o ···o···X o·o···X· o·X·X·X· ··X····· o·X·X·o· ·X·o···X

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.