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Game Preview: BOS @ TBR, 1:38pm, Sunday, May 3, 2009 @Tropicana Field

RedSox, 15-9, 2nd, 1 GB, 2½ up in WC

SP: Brad Penny (31, RHP, 2-0, 8.66)

2009 Gamelogs / 2009 Splits / vs. TBR Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2009 (2-0) 17.2 24 21 17 11 6 5 8.66
2008 (6-9) 94.2 112 68 66 42 51 13 6.27
2007 (16-4) 208.0 199 75 70 73 135 9 3.03
Last 7 GS 3-1 29.1 38 35 31 18 10 10 9.51 33
2009-04-28 @CLE ND 2.2 7 7 4 3 1 1 89 20
2009-04-22 MIN W 6.0 6 3 2 1 2 1 89 51
2009-04-17 BAL ND 3.0 6 8 8 5 1 1 85 11
2009-04-11 @LAA W 6.0 5 3 3 2 2 2 86 50
2008-08-13 PHI ND 3.0 6 6 6 2 4 3 69 25
2008-08-08 @SFG W 5.0 1 1 1 3 0 0 76 58
2008-06-14 @DET L 3.2 7 7 7 2 0 2 76 17
Last 5 v.TBR 1-2 18.0 17 9 9 4 9 1 4.50 50
2004-07-03 TBD L 6.0 7 5 5 3 1 0 96 36
2001-07-07 @TBD L 5.0 9 4 4 1 3 1 90 35
2001-06-16 TBD W 7.0 1 0 0 0 5 0 72 80
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   10-2    Road:    5-7    ExtrInn: 2-1 
 vsRHP:   9-6    vsLHP:   6-3    1-Run:   4-4 
 vsEast:  9-4    vsCntrl: 4-1    vsWest:  2-4  IL: 0-0 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 24 Sat, May  2  @TBR  W  10-6       15-9   2nd  1.0 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
 Last 10: 7-3    Last 20:14-6    Last 30:15-9 
Rays, 10-15, 4th, 6½ GB, 5½ GB in WC

SP: James Shields (27, RHP, 2-2, 3.74)

2009 Gamelogs / 2009 Splits / vs. BOS Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2009 (2-2) 33.2 30 14 14 11 17 6 3.74
2008 (14-8) 215.0 208 94 85 40 160 24 3.56
2007 (12-8) 215.0 202 98 92 36 184 28 3.85
Last 7 GS 3-2 41.2 38 16 16 12 25 7 3.46 54
2009-04-28 @MIN ND 6.2 7 3 3 4 4 1 100 48
2009-04-23 @SEA L 7.1 4 1 1 1 4 1 102 69
2009-04-17 CHW W 7.1 7 5 5 2 4 2 101 46
2009-04-12 @BAL W 7.0 3 0 0 1 3 0 88 73
2009-04-07 @BOS L 5.1 9 5 5 3 2 2 101 29
2008-09-28 @DET ND 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 53
2008-09-23 @BAL W 7.0 8 2 2 1 8 1 102 60
Last 5 v.BOS 2-3 25.1 29 18 18 8 19 4 6.39 45
2009-04-07 @BOS L 5.1 9 5 5 3 2 2 101 29
2008-06-30 BOS W 6.1 5 2 2 1 5 1 104 59
2008-06-05 @BOS L 1.0 3 4 4 0 2 1 27 33
2008-05-03 @BOS L 3.2 10 7 7 3 3 0 98 13
2008-04-27 BOS W 9.0 2 0 0 1 7 0 99 89
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:    4-6    Road:    6-9    ExtrInn: 0-0 
 vsRHP:   9-7    vsLHP:   1-8    1-Run:   2-5 
 vsEast:  6-6    vsCntrl: 2-5    vsWest:  2-4  IL: 0-0 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 25 Sat, May  2   BOS  L   6-10      10-15  4th  6.5 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
 Last 10: 4-6    Last 20: 8-12   Last 30:10-15
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Sat, May 02, 2009 BOS 10 @TBR  6        W:Tim Wakefield (3-1), L: Jeff Niemann (2-3), S: none
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)
Season Series: 2009 - TBR leads 4-2; 2008 - TBR won 10-8; 2007 - BOS won 13-5; All-Time - BOS leads 121-72

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  5.96

PIT  4.74

HOU  3.54

RA/G

PIT  3.70

CHW  4.78

BAL  6.54

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OBP

  

  

  

SLG

  

  

  

OPS

  

  

  

ERA

Z. Greinke  .50

E. Volquez  4.45

J. Contreras  8.31

K/9IP

R. Harden  13.48

J. Weaver  6.53

J. Saunders  2.56

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

RedSox Batters (5.75 RS/G) vs. Rays Pitchers (4.60 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 33.Shields
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 ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 14/8 .167/.286/.417/.702 1.500/.125 .282 14/.702 0/0 1/0
44.Bay G/S/vP 3/1.167 1/.000 9/.222 2/1.500 1/no AB 2/1.000 1/.000 1/.000 23/.555 103/74 .316/.485/.605/1.091 1.169/1.058 1.141 103/1.091 3/0 5/0
7.Drew* G/S/vP 18/1.095 5/.400 5/.200 9/1.167 1/.000 2/1.500 ··· 3/.000 10/.200 84/59 .239/.357/.493/.850 .905/.825 .722 84/.850 0/1 3/1
46.Ellsbury* G/S/vP 14/.220 6/.367 7/1.143 7/.572 1/.000 3/.000 3/1.667 3/1.000 3/.000 112/77 .276/.306/.333/.640 .500/.704 .485 112/.640 13/2 1/0
22.Green G/S/vP 3/.000 2/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 2/2.000 1/.000 1/3.000 ··· 62/41 .304/.371/.464/.835 .602/.955 .704 62/.835 0/2 1/6
16.Kottaras* G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 2/3.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· 26/18 .143/.269/.238/.507 .375/.564 .628 26/.507 0/0 0/0
25.Lowell G/S/vP 16/.813 7/1.571 11/.808 5/1.800 7/.929 2/1.000 2/1.500 2/5.000 17/.388 97/73 .312/.340/.581/.921 1.015/.892 .790 97/.921 0/0 5/3
23.Lugo G/S/vP 13/.885 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 18/1.559 5/.650 6/1.334 12/.637 1/.000 2/.500 16/.480 17/.879 10/.633 110/69 .215/.300/.312/.612 .568/.637 .508 110/.612 0/1 0/
15.Pedroia G/S/vP 14/1.404 6/.167 7/1.143 11/.705 1/.000 2/2.000 3/.333 3/1.167 6/.000 114/76 .309/.404/.423/.826 .557/.966 .671 114/.826 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 13/.539 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 23/.367 5/1.850 9/1.083 11/1.065 ··· 2/.500 3/.666 4/2.500 6/1.833 102/64 .402/.520/.720/1.239 1.242/1.236 1.038 102/1.239 1/0 5/1
IP 33.2 7.2 20.0 10.0 11.1 25.1 6.1 8.2 8.2 TOTAL .278/.370/.462/.832 .784/.853 .729 .832 20/9 27/16
ERA-K/9 3.74/4.5 8.22/9.4 2.25/3.1 2.70/10.8 2.38/10.4 5.68/5.7 2.84/4.3 4.15/5.2 7.27/9.3 4.57/6.7

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 138/.238 41/.267 84/.256 43/.278 46/.125 117/.280 28/.320 38/.286 36/.257 .255
OPS .741 .772 .630 .718 .464 .835 .873 .885 .849 .747
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 69/.757 16/.885 46/.545 9/1.306 29/.352 60/.707 13/1.266 17/.489 16/1.063 .704
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 69/.724 25/.694 38/.731 34/.553 17/.662 57/.964 15/.552 21/1.213 20/.674 .785
Home 30/.836 20/.758 35/1.033 17/.873 18/.167 46/.993 17/.849 23/1.085 19/1.263
Last 28d days 138/.741 41/.772 84/.630 43/.718 46/.464 117/.835 28/.873 38/.885 36/.849
HR/SB/CS 6/1/0 0/3/0 0/0/0 0/0/0 1/0/0 4/7/2 1/3/1 2/1/0 3/1/0 24/17/5
Usage ····X··· X·X··X·o X··X··X· ·X··Xo·· oX···X·· X····X·· o···X··o X···o··o ·o···oo·
Rays Batters (4.88 RS/G) vs. RedSox Pitchers (4.96 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 36.Penny
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
56.Ramirez
G/S/vB
24.Saito
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
16.Aybar# G/S/vP ··· 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 ··· 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 45/.765 3/.000 1/.000 4/1.500 6/.000 2/1.000 3/.000 1/.000 2/1.000 95/64 .263/.368/.350/.718 .669/.737 .783 95/.718 0/0 1/
13.Crawford* G/S/vP 3/.666 8/1.893 1/.000 9/1.000 6/.167 7/.286 10/.633 2/.000 1/2.000 112/72 .290/.357/.360/.717 .616/.776 .570 112/.717 11/0 0/0
26.Gross* G/S/vP 3/1.167 5/.600 1/.000 6/.833 10/1.700 ··· 5/.000 4/.750 3/.666 52/49 .238/.385/.357/.742 1.667/.692 .679 52/.742 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 ··· 13/.672 ··· 8/1.333 7/1.964 4/.833 7/.000 5/.400 1/.000 93/66 .298/.366/.405/.770 1.065/.652 .767 93/.770 5/0 0/4
27.Kapler G/S/vP 7/1.715 1/.000 ··· 1/3.000 1/.000 1/2.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 39/11 .229/.308/.400/.708 .935/.182 .556 39/.708 1/0 0/1
3.Longoria G/S/vP ··· 4/.250 1/5.000 3/1.167 11/.637 4/.500 ··· 3/.000 2/2.500 102/72 .370/.422/.728/1.150 1.067/1.184 1.025 102/1.150 1/0 7/2
30.Navarro# G/S/vP ··· 12/.334 ··· 4/.500 11/.311 4/.000 8/1.000 3/.000 1/.000 82/56 .169/.190/.247/.437 .318/.477 .439 82/.437 1/0 1/1
23.Pena* G/S/vP 3/.666 8/1.333 1/2.000 9/1.222 11/1.878 7/1.071 4/1.833 1/no AB 3/.000 106/71 .269/.358/.677/1.036 .923/1.086 1.349 106/1.036 0/1 11/3
2.Upton G/S/vP ··· 7/1.286 1/.000 3/.000 10/1.289 5/.000 5/.200 2/.000 1/.000 84/61 .174/.310/.217/.527 .471/.547 .649 84/.527 6/1 0/0
18.Zobrist# G/S/vP ··· 4/.750 ··· 3/1.000 ··· 2/2.000 2/.000 1/.000 1/.000 55/36 .280/.345/.600/.945 1.143/.837 .932 55/.945 1/1 4/0
IP 17.2 14.0 5.1 7.2 22.2 11.2 10.1 14.1 9.0 TOTAL .270/.345/.449/.794 .788/.796 .808 .794 32/6 31/16
ERA-K/9 8.66/3.1 0.00/7.7 1.69/8.5 9.39/3.5 4.37/7.9 4.63/11.5 1.74/8.7 0.00/4.4 5.00/10.0 4.66/7.6

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 89/.320 59/.184 20/.150 45/.382 98/.277 54/.227 46/.211 49/.114 42/.333 .263
OPS .978 .570 .500 1.023 .698 .745 .649 .363 .921 .763
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 53/.948 36/.511 9/.222 21/1.134 63/.742 23/.467 25/.440 33/.350 22/.511 .714
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 36/1.022 23/.664 11/.727 24/.923 35/.620 31/.967 21/.899 16/.388 20/1.394 .816
Road 45/.995 26/.773 14/.714 27/.890 49/.850 29/.577 21/.881 21/.248 21/1.165
Last 28d days 89/.978 59/.570 20/.500 45/1.023 98/.698 54/.745 46/.649 49/.363 42/.921
HR/SB/CS 5/2/0 0/2/1 1/0/0 0/1/0 2/5/2 2/0/0 1/1/0 0/1/0 2/2/0 25/26/8
Usage ····X··· ·X·X·o·X ··X·X·o· ··XoX··· ·X····X· X··XX··o ···X·X·X oo··X··X X·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.