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Game Preview: BOS @ TBR, 7:08pm, Thursday, April 30, 2009 @Tropicana Field

RedSox, 14-7, 1st, Tied

SP: Josh Beckett (29, RHP, 2-1, 6.00)

2009 Gamelogs / 2009 Splits / vs. TBR Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2009 (2-1) 24.0 26 17 16 13 23 2 6.00
2008 (12-10) 174.1 173 80 78 34 172 18 4.03
2007 (20-7) 200.2 189 76 73 40 194 17 3.27
Last 7 GS 2-2 44.0 42 23 22 17 43 3 4.50 53
2009-04-25 NYY ND 5.0 10 8 8 4 3 2 116 14
2009-04-18 BAL W 6.0 6 4 3 4 5 0 105 47
2009-04-12 @LAA L 6.0 8 4 4 2 5 0 103 43
2009-04-07 TBR W 7.0 2 1 1 3 10 0 93 76
2008-09-22 CLE L 6.0 7 4 4 1 6 0 105 55
2008-09-16 @TBR ND 8.0 3 1 1 1 7 1 95 78
2008-09-10 TBR ND 6.0 6 1 1 2 7 0 84 61
Last 5 v.TBR 3-0 35.0 25 8 8 7 34 3 2.06 66
2009-04-07 TBR W 7.0 2 1 1 3 10 0 93 76
2008-09-16 @TBR ND 8.0 3 1 1 1 7 1 95 78
2008-09-10 TBR ND 6.0 6 1 1 2 7 0 84 61
2008-06-04 TBR W 6.0 7 1 1 0 5 0 92 59
2008-05-03 TBR W 8.0 7 4 4 1 5 2 100 56
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   10-2    Road:    4-5    ExtrInn: 2-1 
 vsRHP:   8-4    vsLHP:   6-3    1-Run:   4-4 
 vsEast:  8-2    vsCntrl: 4-1    vsWest:  2-4  IL: 0-0 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 21 Wed, Apr 29  @CLE  W   6-5 (10)  14-7   1st    Tied
 20 Tue, Apr 28  @CLE  L   8-9       13-7   2nd  1.0 gb
 19 Mon, Apr 27  @CLE  W   3-1       13-6   1st    Tied
 18 Sun, Apr 26   NYY  W   4-1       12-6   2nd  1.0 gb
 17 Sat, Apr 25   NYY  W  16-11      11-6   2nd  1.0 gb
 16 Fri, Apr 24   NYY  W   5-4 (11)  10-6   2nd  2.0 gb
 15 Wed, Apr 22   MIN  W   7-3        9-6   2nd  1.5 gb
 14 Wed, Apr 22   MIN  W  10-1  (7)   8-6   2nd  1.5 gb
 13 Mon, Apr 20   BAL  W  12-1        7-6   2nd  2.5 gb
 12 Sun, Apr 19   BAL  W   2-1        6-6   3rd  3.0 gb
 Last 10: 9-1    Last 20:13-7    Last 30:14-7 
Rays, 8-14, 5th, 6½ GB, 3½ GB in WC

SP: Matt Garza (25, RHP, 1-2, 4.97)

2009 Gamelogs / 2009 Splits / vs. BOS Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2009 (1-2) 25.1 19 14 14 14 24 3 4.97
2008 (11-9) 184.2 170 83 76 59 128 19 3.70
2007 (5-7) 83.0 96 44 34 32 67 8 3.69
Last 7 GS 1-2 40.0 34 23 23 21 33 7 5.18 49
2009-04-25 @OAK L 5.2 4 4 4 4 6 1 107 47
2009-04-19 CHW L 5.2 6 7 7 5 4 1 98 28
2009-04-14 NYY ND 7.0 5 2 2 2 9 1 112 66
2009-04-09 @BOS W 7.0 4 1 1 3 5 0 107 67
2008-09-27 @DET ND 5.0 4 3 3 2 3 1 74 48
2008-09-17 BOS ND 4.2 5 3 3 2 3 2 75 43
2008-09-13 @NYY ND 5.0 6 3 3 3 3 1 83 43
Last 5 v.BOS 2-1 29.0 25 15 12 10 15 4 3.72 51
2009-04-09 @BOS W 7.0 4 1 1 3 5 0 107 67
2008-09-17 BOS ND 4.2 5 3 3 2 3 2 75 43
2008-07-01 BOS W 7.0 5 1 0 0 3 0 102 68
2008-06-03 @BOS L 5.1 6 7 5 2 3 2 96 33
2008-04-25 BOS ND 5.0 5 3 3 3 1 0 84 43
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:    2-5    Road:    6-9    ExtrInn: 0-0 
 vsRHP:   7-6    vsLHP:   1-8    1-Run:   2-5 
 vsEast:  4-5    vsCntrl: 2-5    vsWest:  2-4  IL: 0-0 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 22 Wed, Apr 29  @MIN  L   3-8        8-14  5th  6.5 gb
 21 Tue, Apr 28  @MIN  L   3-4        8-13  5th  6.5 gb
 20 Mon, Apr 27  @MIN  W   7-1        8-12  5th  5.5 gb
 19 Sun, Apr 26  @OAK  L   1-7        7-12  5th  6.5 gb
 18 Sat, Apr 25  @OAK  L   2-5        7-11  5th  5.5 gb
 17 Fri, Apr 24  @OAK  W   8-2        7-10  5th  5.5 gb
 16 Thu, Apr 23  @SEA  L   0-1        6-10  5th  5.5 gb
 15 Wed, Apr 22  @SEA  W   9-3        6-9   5th  4.5 gb
 14 Tue, Apr 21  @SEA  L   2-4        5-9   5th  4.5 gb
 13 Sun, Apr 19   CHW  L   2-12       5-8   5th  4.5 gb
 Last 10: 3-7    Last 20: 7-13   Last 30: 8-14
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Thu, Apr 09, 2009 TBR  4 @BOS  3        W:Matt Garza (1-0), L: Daisuke Matsuzaka (0-1), S: Troy Percival (1)
Wed, Apr 08, 2009 TBR  7 @BOS  2        W:Scott Kazmir (1-0), L: Jon Lester (0-1), S: Grant Balfour (1)
Tue, Apr 07, 2009 BOS  5  TBR  3        W:Josh Beckett (1-0), L: James Shields (0-1), S: Jonathan Papelbon (1)

Wed, Sep 17, 2008 TBR 10  BOS  3        W:Grant Balfour (5-2), L: Tim Wakefield (9-11), S: none
Tue, Sep 16, 2008 TBR  2  BOS  1        W:Dan Wheeler (5-5), L: Justin Masterson (6-5), S: none
Mon, Sep 15, 2008 BOS 13 @TBR  5        W:Daisuke Matsuzaka (17-2), L: Scott Kazmir (11-7), S: none
Wed, Sep 10, 2008 TBR  4 @BOS  2 (14)   W:Trever Miller (2-0), L: Mike Timlin (4-4), S: Jason Hammel (1)
Tue, Sep 09, 2008 TBR  5 @BOS  4        W:Dan Wheeler (4-5), L: Jonathan Papelbon (5-4), S: Troy Percival (28)
Mon, Sep 08, 2008 BOS  3  TBR  0        W:Jon Lester (14-5), L: Edwin Jackson (11-10), S: Jonathan Papelbon (36)
Wed, Jul 02, 2008 TBR  7  BOS  6        W:Gary Glover (1-2), L: Craig Hansen (1-3), S: Dan Wheeler (3)
Season Series: 2009 - TBR leads 2-1; 2008 - TBR won 10-8; 2007 - BOS won 13-5; All-Time - BOS leads 120-70

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

For the 2008 season

Stat

Best

Middle

Worst

RS/G

TEX  5.56

ATL  4.65

SDP  3.93

RA/G

TOR  3.77

HOU  4.61

TEX  5.97

BA

C. Jones  .364

R. Ibanez  .293

J. Towles  .137

OBP

C. Jones  .470

C. Lee  .368

T. Pena  .189

SLG

A. Pujols  .653

G. Dobbs  .491

T. Pena  .209

OPS

A. Pujols  1.114

J. Cust  .851

T. Pena  .398

ERA

J. Santana  2.53

A. Cook  3.96

N. Robertson  6.35

K/9IP

T. Lincecum  10.51

V. Padilla  6.68

L. Hernandez  3.35

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NOTE: Team stats shown are for the 2009 season. Player Stats for the 2008 season. We will switch to 2009 stats on May 1st.

RedSox Batters (6.00 RS/G) vs. Rays Pitchers (4.68 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 22.Garza
G/S/vB
50.Balfour
G/S/vB
31.Cormier
G/S/vB
39.Howell*
G/S/vB
46.Nelson
G/S/vB
34.Niemann
G/S/vB
40.Percival
G/S/vB
52.Shouse*
G/S/vB
35.Wheeler
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
55.Bailey G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 59/31 .280/.390/.460/.850 .898/.785 .618 11/.919 0/0 2/0
44.Bay G/S/vP 3/1.333 1/.000 8/.250 2/1.500 1/no AB ··· 1/.000 1/.000 22/.582 670/507 .286/.373/.522/.895 .852/.907 .874 93/1.167 10/0 31/4
7.Drew* G/S/vP 11/1.114 5/.400 4/.250 8/1.125 ··· ··· ··· 2/.000 10/.200 456/362 .280/.408/.519/.927 .926/.927 .927 73/.872 4/1 19/4
46.Ellsbury* G/S/vP 18/.938 4/.000 7/1.143 6/.666 ··· ··· 2/1.500 2/1.500 3/.000 609/458 .280/.336/.394/.729 .728/.729 .676 97/.678 50/11 9/0
22.Green G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· / /// / 56/.797 / /
16.Kottaras* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 5/3 .200/.200/.400/.600 1.500/.000 18/.492 0/0 0/0
25.Lowell G/S/vP 15/.466 7/1.571 10/.900 5/1.800 6/1.100 ··· 2/1.500 1/5.000 16/.414 468/364 .274/.338/.461/.798 .961/.754 .823 86/.934 2/2 17/10
23.Lugo G/S/vP 6/.533 8/1.350 7/1.238 5/.200 ··· ··· ··· 1/no AB 2/.000 307/242 .268/.355/.330/.685 .749/.668 .597 5/1.100 12/4 1/16
34.Ortiz* G/S/vP 14/.953 4/.500 5/1.800 11/.700 ··· ··· 16/.480 16/.842 10/.633 491/370 .264/.369/.507/.877 .741/.921 .782 97/.630 1/0 23/
15.Pedroia G/S/vP 19/.433 4/.000 6/.833 10/.543 ··· ··· 2/.500 2/1.000 6/.000 726/545 .326/.376/.493/.869 .903/.857 .827 99/.796 20/1 17/6
30.Van Every* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 18/15 .235/.278/.353/.631 .667/.624 .500 6/1.917 0/0 0/0
33.Varitek# G/S/vP 8/.393 10/.100 5/.650 4/.500 2/.000 ··· 9/1.222 4/1.833 7/.715 483/372 .220/.313/.359/.672 .863/.616 .679 69/.881 0/1 13/4
20.Youkilis G/S/vP 17/.639 5/1.850 8/1.232 10/1.029 ··· ··· 3/.666 2/2.000 6/1.833 621/492 .312/.390/.569/.958 1.009/.946 .900 91/1.233 3/5 29/7
IP 184.2 58.1 71.2 89.1 54.0 16.0 45.2 51.1 66.1 TOTAL .284/.373/.479/.852 .753/.903 .743 .852 16/8 26/15
ERA-K/9 3.70/6.2 1.54/12.7 4.02/5.8 2.22/9.3 2.00/10.0 5.06/7.9 4.53/7.5 2.81/5.8 3.12/7.2 4.70/6.5

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Kottaras (0-0-0)
 Varitek (56-16-4)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 772/.245 224/.143 319/.279 370/.194 230/.207 76/.277 194/.178 212/.238 264/.183 .258  Bay
 Drew
 Ellsbury
 Van Every
 Youkilis
 Lugo
 Bailey
154/0/0/8
0/1/106/6
58/66/36/4
1/1/8/0
0/0/2/0
1/0/0/0
5/0/1/0
OPS .683 .463 .727 .579 .616 .857 .700 .656 .608 .756
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 371/.720 93/.364 144/.667 138/.534 106/.612 31/.813 96/.747 104/.486 103/.669 .731
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 401/.648 131/.534 175/.772 232/.605 124/.619 45/.886 98/.655 108/.829 161/.570 .777
Home 385/.623 101/.405 125/.668 185/.527 116/.633 51/.859 111/.626 111/.471 118/.574
Last 28d days 108/.688 32/.813 77/.649 38/.688 39/.555 98/.770 25/.900 28/.643 32/.958
HR/SB/CS 19/5/1 3/2/1 4/6/2 6/10/3 5/4/0 3/2/1 9/7/2 5/1/1 10/1/1 23/13/4
Usage ····X··· ··X·oo·· X··X·X·o ·Xo··o·X ··X··X·· ··X····X ·X··o··· ·o··o·o· ··oo···X

NOTE: Team stats shown are for the 2009 season. Player Stats for the 2008 season. We will switch to 2009 stats on May 1st.

Rays Batters (4.41 RS/G) vs. RedSox Pitchers (4.48 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 19.Beckett
G/S/vB
17.Delcarmen
G/S/vB
62.Jones*
G/S/vB
48.Lopez*
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
16.Aybar# G/S/vP 3/2.000 2/.500 ··· 3/2.000 4/1.250 3/.333 2/.000 ··· 2/1.500 ··· 362/221 .253/.327/.410/.737 .794/.681 .742 30/.422 2/2 10/5
8.Bartlett G/S/vP 20/.771 11/.899 ··· 5/1.400 8/.661 2/.500 4/.000 ··· 2/.000 1/.000 494/351 .286/.329/.361/.690 .919/.597 .723 81/.934 20/6 1/16
5.Burrell G/S/vP 43/.414 2/.000 ··· 3/1.333 3/.000 1/2.000 3/.000 45/.765 1/.000 1/.000 645/453 .250/.367/.507/.875 .952/.843 .786 81/.714 0/0 33/2
13.Crawford* G/S/vP 26/.589 7/1.881 ··· 8/1.125 3/.000 6/.334 10/.633 3/.666 2/.000 ··· 482/331 .273/.319/.400/.718 .641/.754 .811 98/.699 25/7 8/4
26.Gross* G/S/vP 17/.443 5/.600 ··· 5/.400 7/1.571 ··· 5/.000 3/1.167 2/1.500 3/.666 399/326 .238/.336/.414/.750 .585/.789 .939 42/.681 4/2 13/2
41.Hernandez G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 15/10 .200/.200/.200/.400 .400/.400 .500 9/.444 0/0 0/1
1.Iwamura* G/S/vP 27/.907 13/.672 ··· 7/1.029 4/1.833 3/1.167 7/.000 ··· 4/.500 ··· 707/489 .274/.349/.380/.729 .668/.756 .783 80/.734 8/6 6/7
27.Kapler G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/3.000 1/.000 ··· ··· 7/1.715 ··· 1/.000 245/158 .301/.340/.498/.838 1.001/.747 .851 36/.712 3/1 8/1
3.Longoria G/S/vP 15/.800 3/.000 ··· 2/.500 8/.250 3/.666 ··· ··· 3/.000 1/5.000 508/371 .272/.343/.531/.874 .830/.890 .871 88/1.080 7/0 27/12
30.Navarro# G/S/vP 23/.310 12/.334 ··· 4/.500 8/.393 3/.000 8/1.000 ··· 1/.000 1/.000 470/351 .295/.349/.407/.757 .726/.767 .796 74/.456 0/4 7/5
23.Pena* G/S/vP 22/.577 7/1.571 ··· 8/1.125 8/1.958 6/1.000 4/1.833 3/.666 1/no AB 2/.000 607/392 .247/.377/.494/.871 .654/.994 .912 92/.960 1/1 31/2
2.Upton G/S/vP 12/.583 6/1.500 ··· 3/.000 7/1.429 4/.000 5/.200 ··· 1/no AB ··· 640/442 .273/.383/.401/.784 .819/.769 .803 69/.497 44/16 9/7
18.Zobrist# G/S/vP ··· 4/.750 ··· 3/1.000 ··· 1/no AB 2/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· 227/137 .253/.339/.505/.844 .804/.870 .700 49/1.026 3/0 12/7
IP 174.1 74.1 59.1 88.1 62.0 69.1 94.2 71.2 47.0 TOTAL .260/.334/.432/.766 .753/.773 .728 .766 28/4 26/14
ERA-K/9 4.03/8.9 3.27/8.7 /0.0 2.43/5.8 3.16/6.9 2.61/8.7 2.34/10.0 6.27/4.8 2.64/8.8 2.49/11.5 4.09/7.2

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Hernandez (3-0-0)
 Navarro (45-28-6)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 725/.256 307/.205 / 247/.245 365/.216 258/.212 273/.223 426/.304 295/.222 197/.226 .251  Upton
 Burrell
 Gross
 Crawford
 Zobrist
 Kapler
0/143/0/16
155/0/0/12
2/18/121/8
108/1/0/2
14/5/2/1
17/36/14/1
OPS .700 .605 .699 .674 .612 .561 .843 .590 .594 .731
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 402/.710 142/.544 / 131/.587 178/.787 110/.547 145/.606 206/.876 139/.745 94/.612 .683
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 323/.687 165/.658 / 116/.818 187/.572 148/.661 128/.511 220/.812 156/.455 103/.577 .783
Road 409/.600 150/.682 / 96/.772 168/.659 131/.509 126/.590 170/.925 133/.638 76/.573
Last 28d days 109/.747 54/.563 14/.214 39/.853 71/.590 45/.761 46/.649 89/.978 43/.417 33/.997
HR/SB/CS 18/7/5 5/7/0 // 4/1/3 10/9/1 6/0/1 4/2/0 13/8/3 2/3/1 1/1/1 20/22/6
Usage ····X··· X·o·Xo·· ·X·o···· oX···X·· ···X···· XX··oX·o X·X·XX·X ·X·····X ·X··Xo·o ·o·X·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.