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Game Preview: BOS @ TBR, 7:08pm, Saturday, May 2, 2009 @Tropicana Field

RedSox, 14-9, 2nd, 1 GB, 2 up in WC

SP: Tim Wakefield (42, RHP, 2-1, 1.86)

2009 Gamelogs / 2009 Splits / vs. TBR Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2009 (2-1) 29.0 16 6 6 12 17 0 1.86
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 3-2 42.1 30 16 16 13 28 3 3.40 57
2009-04-27 @CLE ND 7.0 1 0 0 4 5 0 112 76
2009-04-22 MIN W 7.0 5 1 1 1 4 0 102 66
2009-04-15 @OAK W 9.0 4 2 2 2 4 0 111 73
2009-04-10 @LAA L 6.0 6 3 3 5 4 0 99 47
2008-09-28 NYY ND 5.0 2 0 0 0 3 0 56 66
2008-09-23 CLE W 6.0 6 4 4 1 6 0 99 49
2008-09-17 @TBR L 2.1 6 6 6 0 2 3 51 23
Last 5 v.TBR 0-3 23.1 34 23 21 11 16 5 8.10 36
2008-09-17 @TBR L 2.1 6 6 6 0 2 3 51 23
2008-07-01 @TBR L 7.0 5 2 1 3 4 0 115 62
2008-04-25 @TBR ND 6.0 6 4 3 5 1 0 113 42
2007-09-23 @TBD L 5.0 7 4 4 3 5 1 92 39
2007-09-11 TBD ND 3.0 10 7 7 0 4 1 65 15
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   10-2    Road:    4-7    ExtrInn: 2-1 
 vsRHP:   8-6    vsLHP:   6-3    1-Run:   4-4 
 vsEast:  8-4    vsCntrl: 4-1    vsWest:  2-4  IL: 0-0 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 23 Fri, May  1  @TBR  L   2-6       14-9   2nd  1.0 gb
 22 Thu, Apr 30  @TBR  L   0-13      14-8   1st    Tied
 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
 Last 10: 7-3    Last 20:13-7    Last 30:14-9 
Rays, 10-14, 4th, 5½ GB, 4½ GB in WC

SP: Jeff Niemann (26, RHP, 2-2, 4.43)

2009 Gamelogs / 2009 Splits / vs. BOS Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2009 (2-2) 22.1 21 12 11 11 13 4 4.43
2008 (2-2) 16.0 18 12 9 8 14 3 5.06
Last 7 GS 3-3 31.2 32 21 17 16 19 7 4.83 45
2009-04-27 @MIN W 5.2 3 1 1 4 4 1 94 59
2009-04-22 @SEA W 5.1 3 3 2 2 3 1 86 53
2009-04-16 CHW L 6.0 9 2 2 1 3 1 97 48
2009-04-11 @BAL L 5.1 6 6 6 4 3 1 94 31
2008-04-18 CHW L 3.1 5 8 5 4 1 2 85 21
2008-04-13 BAL W 6.0 6 1 1 1 5 1 93 60
Has never faced BOS.
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:    4-5    Road:    6-9    ExtrInn: 0-0 
 vsRHP:   9-6    vsLHP:   1-8    1-Run:   2-5 
 vsEast:  6-5    vsCntrl: 2-5    vsWest:  2-4  IL: 0-0 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 24 Fri, May  1   BOS  W   6-2       10-14  4th  5.5 gb
 23 Thu, Apr 30   BOS  W  13-0        9-14  5th  5.5 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
 Last 10: 5-5    Last 20: 8-12   Last 30:10-14
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Fri, May 01, 2009 TBR  6  BOS  2        W:Andy Sonnanstine (1-3), L: Justin Masterson (2-1), S: none
Thu, Apr 30, 2009 TBR 13  BOS  0        W:Matt Garza (2-2), L: Josh Beckett (2-2), S: none
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)
Season Series: 2009 - TBR leads 4-1; 2008 - TBR won 10-8; 2007 - BOS won 13-5; All-Time - BOS leads 120-72

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  6.00

NYM  4.68

HOU  3.48

RA/G

PIT  3.59

ARI  4.65

BAL  6.61

BA

  

  

  

OBP

  

  

  

SLG

  

  

  

OPS

  

  

  

ERA

Z. Greinke  .50

A. Sanchez  4.13

C. Pavano  7.46

K/9IP

R. Harden  13.48

J. Chamberlain  6.65

J. Pineiro  2.05

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RedSox Batters (5.57 RS/G) vs. Rays Pitchers (4.38 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 34.Niemann
G/S/vB
50.Balfour
G/S/vB
31.Cormier
G/S/vB
39.Howell*
G/S/vB
46.Nelson
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 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 12/7 .200/.333/.500/.833 1.850/.143 .347 12/.833 0/0 1/0
44.Bay G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 8/.250 2/1.500 1/no AB 1/.000 1/.000 23/.555 100/71 .315/.490/.616/1.106 1.169/1.079 1.178 100/1.106 2/0 5/0
7.Drew* G/S/vP ··· 5/.400 4/.250 9/1.167 ··· ··· 2/.000 10/.200 79/55 .242/.367/.500/.867 .946/.830 .738 79/.867 0/1 3/1
46.Ellsbury* G/S/vP ··· 5/.000 7/1.143 7/.572 1/.000 2/1.500 2/1.500 3/.000 106/72 .273/.305/.333/.638 .515/.697 .462 106/.638 10/2 1/0
22.Green G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 57/37 .275/.351/.431/.782 .472/.951 .529 57/.782 0/1 1/5
16.Kottaras* G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 21/14 .118/.238/.176/.415 .429/.386 .536 21/.415 0/0 0/0
25.Lowell G/S/vP ··· 7/1.571 10/.900 5/1.800 6/1.100 2/1.500 1/5.000 17/.388 92/69 .307/.337/.557/.894 .828/.915 .721 92/.894 0/0 4/3
23.Lugo G/S/vP ··· 9/1.378 7/1.238 5/.200 ··· ··· 1/no AB 3/.000 12/12 .300/.417/.300/.717 /.717 .717 12/.717 0/0 0/1
34.Ortiz* G/S/vP ··· 4/.500 5/1.800 12/.637 1/.000 16/.480 16/.842 10/.633 105/65 .220/.286/.319/.604 .549/.638 .487 105/.604 0/1 0/
15.Pedroia G/S/vP ··· 5/.000 6/.833 11/.705 1/.000 2/.500 2/1.000 6/.000 108/71 .298/.380/.404/.784 .537/.917 .571 108/.784 3/3 1/1
30.Van Every* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 7/7 .400/.571/1.000/1.571 /1.571 1.500 7/1.571 0/0 1/0
33.Varitek# G/S/vP ··· 10/.100 5/.650 4/.500 2/.000 9/1.222 4/1.833 8/.625 73/56 .250/.342/.516/.858 .853/.859 .862 73/.858 0/0 4/0
20.Youkilis G/S/vP ··· 5/1.850 8/1.232 11/1.065 ··· 3/.666 2/2.000 6/1.833 97/61 .405/.515/.722/1.237 1.171/1.273 1.013 97/1.237 1/0 5/1
IP 22.1 7.1 18.0 10.0 10.0 5.1 7.1 8.2 TOTAL .275/.365/.457/.822 .756/.854 .699 .822 16/8 26/15
ERA-K/9 4.43/5.2 6.14/8.6 2.50/3.0 2.70/10.8 2.70/10.8 3.38/5.1 2.45/3.7 7.27/9.3 4.38/6.6

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 98/.247 37/.250 77/.268 43/.278 42/.139 25/.318 28/.250 36/.257 .251
OPS .770 .727 .649 .718 .512 .900 .643 .849 .733
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 51/.655 14/.762 43/.584 9/1.306 27/.379 12/1.200 13/.538 16/1.063 .702
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 47/.888 23/.704 34/.728 34/.553 15/.767 13/.641 15/.733 20/.674 .761
Home 27/.870 16/.648 28/1.190 17/.873 14/.214 14/.890 13/.692 19/1.263
Last 28d days 98/.770 37/.727 77/.649 43/.718 42/.512 25/.900 28/.643 36/.849
HR/SB/CS 4/5/1 0/1/0 0/0/0 0/0/0 1/0/0 1/3/1 1/1/0 3/1/0 23/13/4
Usage ····X··· ·X··X·oo ··X··X·X X··Xo··o X···X··X ···X··o· ···o··o· o···oo··
Rays Batters (4.83 RS/G) vs. RedSox Pitchers (4.91 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 49.Wakefield
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 1/5.000 2/.500 ··· 3/2.000 4/1.250 3/.333 2/.000 ··· 2/1.500 ··· 30/14 .148/.200/.222/.422 .536/.297 .143 30/.422 0/0 0/0
8.Bartlett G/S/vP 22/.889 11/.899 ··· 5/1.400 11/.586 2/.500 4/.000 ··· 2/.000 2/.000 89/60 .349/.393/.494/.887 .734/.952 .987 89/.887 5/1 3/1
5.Burrell G/S/vP 6/.533 3/.000 1/.000 4/1.500 6/.000 1/2.000 3/.000 45/.765 1/.000 1/.000 90/60 .253/.367/.333/.700 .694/.699 .746 90/.700 0/0 1/
13.Crawford* G/S/vP 85/.829 8/1.893 1/.000 9/1.000 6/.167 6/.334 10/.633 3/.666 2/.000 ··· 107/68 .284/.355/.358/.713 .632/.762 .539 107/.713 10/0 0/0
26.Gross* G/S/vP 13/.808 5/.600 1/.000 6/.833 10/1.700 ··· 5/.000 3/1.167 3/1.000 3/.666 51/48 .244/.392/.366/.758 1.667/.708 .714 51/.758 1/1 1/0
41.Hernandez G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/2.000 14/7 .429/.429/.714/1.143 .714/1.571 1.455 14/1.143 0/1 1/0
1.Iwamura* G/S/vP 29/1.059 13/.672 ··· 8/1.333 7/1.964 3/1.167 7/.000 ··· 5/.400 1/.000 89/63 .300/.371/.413/.783 1.109/.651 .804 89/.783 5/0 0/3
27.Kapler G/S/vP 21/1.064 1/.000 ··· 1/3.000 1/.000 ··· ··· 7/1.715 ··· 1/.000 36/9 .219/.306/.406/.712 .892/.222 .533 36/.712 1/0 0/0
3.Longoria G/S/vP 8/1.292 4/.250 1/5.000 3/1.167 11/.637 3/.666 ··· ··· 3/.000 1/5.000 97/68 .368/.423/.736/1.158 1.106/1.181 1.030 97/1.158 1/0 7/2
30.Navarro# G/S/vP 16/.775 12/.334 ··· 4/.500 11/.311 3/.000 8/1.000 ··· 2/.000 1/.000 78/55 .173/.184/.253/.438 .318/.486 .445 78/.438 1/0 1/1
23.Pena* G/S/vP 37/.537 8/1.333 1/2.000 9/1.222 11/1.878 6/1.000 4/1.833 3/.666 1/no AB 2/.000 101/67 .256/.337/.644/.981 .905/1.017 1.239 101/.981 0/1 10/3
2.Upton G/S/vP 26/.535 7/1.286 1/.000 3/.000 10/1.289 4/.000 5/.200 ··· 1/no AB 1/.000 79/57 .185/.316/.231/.547 .495/.566 .707 79/.547 6/1 0/0
18.Zobrist# G/S/vP ··· 4/.750 ··· 3/1.000 ··· 1/no AB 2/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· 50/32 .289/.360/.644/1.004 1.095/.951 1.119 50/1.004 1/1 4/0
IP 29.0 14.0 5.1 7.2 22.2 9.2 10.1 17.2 13.1 8.0 TOTAL .269/.344/.450/.793 .792/.794 .809 .793 31/6 30/14
ERA-K/9 1.86/5.3 0.00/7.7 1.69/8.5 9.39/3.5 4.37/7.9 5.59/11.1 1.74/8.7 8.66/3.1 0.00/4.7 4.50/9.0 4.60/7.5

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 120/.154 59/.184 20/.150 45/.382 98/.277 45/.216 46/.211 89/.320 46/.122 37/.324 .261
OPS .469 .570 .500 1.023 .698 .761 .649 .978 .388 .940 .761
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 46/.611 36/.511 9/.222 21/1.134 63/.742 20/.478 25/.440 53/.948 31/.374 19/.485 .710
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 74/.383 23/.664 11/.727 24/.923 35/.620 25/1.006 21/.899 36/1.022 15/.414 18/1.444 .817
Road 90/.435 26/.773 14/.714 27/.890 49/.850 20/.544 21/.881 45/.995 18/.292 16/1.295
Last 28d days 120/.469 59/.570 20/.500 45/1.023 98/.698 45/.761 46/.649 89/.978 46/.388 37/.940
HR/SB/CS 0/5/0 0/2/1 1/0/0 0/1/0 2/5/2 2/0/0 1/1/0 5/2/0 0/1/0 2/2/0 24/25/8
Usage ····X··· X·X·o·Xo ·X·X·o·· ·XoX···X X····X·· ··XX··oX ··X·X·XX ···X···· o··X··Xo ·X·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.