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Game Preview: BOS @ TBR, 7:08pm, Tuesday, August 4, 2009 @Tropicana Field

RedSox, 62-42, 2nd, ½ GB, 3 up in WC

SP: Jon Lester (25, LHP, 9-7, 3.90)

2009 Gamelogs / 2009 Splits / vs. TBR Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2009 (9-7) 134.0 132 61 58 44 148 13 3.90
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 4-1 47.2 43 16 13 16 48 0 2.45 60
2009-07-30 OAK ND 5.2 7 4 4 3 2 0 104 38
2009-07-25 BAL W 7.1 8 2 2 2 9 0 109 61
2009-07-19 @TOR L 7.0 5 3 3 4 6 0 112 57
2009-07-10 KCR W 8.0 4 0 0 2 8 0 115 80
2009-07-05 SEA ND 6.2 8 4 1 3 9 0 122 54
2009-06-29 @BAL W 7.0 5 0 0 0 8 0 108 75
2009-06-24 @WSN W 6.0 6 3 3 2 6 0 103 52
Last 5 v.TBR 3-2 29.1 36 15 15 9 30 3 4.60 49
2009-05-09 TBR L 4.1 10 8 8 1 6 1 89 16
2009-04-08 TBR L 5.0 8 5 5 2 5 1 94 34
2008-09-08 TBR W 7.2 6 0 0 3 9 0 119 73
2008-06-05 TBR W 6.1 8 1 1 0 5 0 108 58
2008-05-04 TBR W 6.0 4 1 1 3 5 1 112 62
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   35-17   Road:   27-25   ExtrInn: 4-4 
 vsRHP:  40-29   vsLHP:  22-13   1-Run:  16-14
 vsEast: 28-12   vsCntrl:13-5    vsWest: 10-18 IL:11-7 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
104 Sun, Aug  2  @BAL  W  18-10      62-42  2nd  0.5 gb
103 Sat, Aug  1  @BAL  W   4-0       61-42  2nd  0.5 gb
102 Fri, Jul 31  @BAL  W   6-5       60-42  2nd  1.5 gb
101 Thu, Jul 30   OAK  W   8-5       59-42  2nd  2.5 gb
100 Wed, Jul 29   OAK  L   6-8       58-42  2nd  3.5 gb
 99 Tue, Jul 28   OAK  L   8-9 (11)  58-41  2nd  2.5 gb
 98 Mon, Jul 27   OAK  W   8-3       58-40  2nd  2.5 gb
 97 Sun, Jul 26   BAL  L   2-6       57-40  2nd  2.5 gb
 96 Sat, Jul 25   BAL  W   7-2       57-39  2nd  1.5 gb
 95 Fri, Jul 24   BAL  W   3-1       56-39  2nd  2.5 gb
 Last 10: 7-3    Last 20:11-9    Last 30:16-14
Rays, 58-48, 3rd, 5½ GB, 5 GB in WC

SP: Matt Garza (25, RHP, 7-8, 3.69)

2009 Gamelogs / 2009 Splits / vs. BOS Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2009 (7-8) 136.2 114 57 56 53 121 16 3.69
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 3-3 47.1 43 18 18 17 43 3 3.42 57
2009-07-29 NYY L 7.0 8 3 3 3 5 1 110 51
2009-07-24 @TOR W 9.0 5 2 2 0 9 0 116 78
2009-07-19 @KCR ND 5.0 6 3 3 5 5 0 101 43
2009-07-11 OAK L 6.1 7 3 3 1 7 1 105 53
2009-07-05 @TEX L 5.0 7 5 5 2 7 0 102 38
2009-06-30 @TOR W 7.0 7 1 1 3 3 0 111 59
2009-06-24 PHI W 8.0 3 1 1 3 7 1 117 76
Last 5 v.BOS 3-0 33.1 22 8 7 8 27 2 1.89 64
2009-05-10 @BOS ND 7.0 7 3 3 2 6 0 116 55
2009-04-30 BOS W 7.2 1 0 0 1 10 0 108 86
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
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   34-18   Road:   24-30   ExtrInn: 4-2 
 vsRHP:  39-27   vsLHP:  19-21   1-Run:  15-16
 vsEast: 21-16   vsCntrl:17-15   vsWest:  7-12 IL:13-5 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
106 Mon, Aug  3   KCR  W  10-4       58-48  3rd  5.5 gb
105 Sun, Aug  2   KCR  L   1-4       57-48  3rd  6.0 gb
104 Sat, Aug  1   KCR  W   7-1       57-47  3rd  5.0 gb
103 Fri, Jul 31   KCR  W   8-2       56-47  3rd  6.0 gb
102 Wed, Jul 29   NYY  L   2-6       55-47  3rd  7.5 gb
101 Tue, Jul 28   NYY  W   6-2       55-46  3rd  6.5 gb
100 Mon, Jul 27   NYY  L   4-11      54-46  3rd  7.5 gb
 99 Sun, Jul 26  @TOR  L   1-5       54-45  3rd  6.5 gb
 98 Sat, Jul 25  @TOR  W  10-9 (12)  54-44  3rd  5.5 gb
 97 Fri, Jul 24  @TOR  W   4-2 (10)  53-44  3rd  6.5 gb
 Last 10: 6-4    Last 20:11-9    Last 30:17-13
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Sun, May 10, 2009 BOS  4  TBR  3        W:Ramon Ramirez (3-0), L: Brian Shouse (1-1), S: Jonathan Papelbon (8)
Sat, May 09, 2009 TBR 14 @BOS  5        W:Scott Kazmir (4-3), L: Jon Lester (2-3), S: Lance Cormier (1)
Fri, May 08, 2009 BOS  7  TBR  3        W:Brad Penny (3-1), L: James Shields (3-3), S: none
Sun, May 03, 2009 TBR  5  BOS  3        W:James Shields (3-2), L: Brad Penny (2-1), S: Troy Percival (3)
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)
Season Series: 2009 - TBR leads 6-4; 2008 - TBR won 10-8; 2007 - BOS won 13-5; All-Time - BOS leads 123-74

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

LAA  5.73

FLA  4.54

SDP  3.74

RA/G

SFG  3.64

HOU  4.60

WSN  5.50

BA

I. Suzuki  .364

A. McCutchen  .292

A. Casilla  .166

OBP

A. Pujols  .438

T. Gwynn  .365

R. Cedeno  .221

SLG

A. Pujols  .661

Y. Escobar  .471

A. Casilla  .204

OPS

A. Pujols  1.099

C. Crawford  .836

A. Casilla  .464

ERA

Z. Greinke  2.08

A. Cook  3.88

T. Wellemeyer  5.77

K/9IP

T. Lincecum  10.97

K. Correia  6.73

J. Lannan  3.66

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

RedSox Batters (5.27 RS/G) vs. Rays Pitchers (4.46 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 22.Garza
G/S/vB
50.Balfour
G/S/vB
47.Bennett
G/S/vB
36.Choate*
G/S/vB
31.Cormier
G/S/vB
39.Howell*
G/S/vB
19.Kazmir*
G/S/vB
34.Niemann
G/S/vB
14.Price*
G/S/vB
33.Shields
G/S/vB
52.Shouse*
G/S/vB
35.Wheeler
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
5.Baldelli G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 1/2.000 8/1.089 1/.000 6/1.500 ··· ··· ··· 3/1.167 ··· 118/40 .269/.331/.454/.784 .796/.761 .813 29/.655 0/0 5/2
44.Bay G/S/vP 9/.778 2/.000 9/.958 ··· 11/.182 2/1.500 17/.886 2/1.000 ··· 9/1.194 1/.000 25/.695 437/313 .252/.382/.490/.872 .876/.871 .862 86/.753 11/2 20/0
7.Drew* G/S/vP 16/.712 6/.333 2/5.000 5/2.000 5/.200 10/1.271 8/.679 2/1.500 ··· 24/1.243 3/.000 11/.282 367/282 .252/.368/.460/.827 .733/.856 .784 75/.680 2/2 12/2
46.Ellsbury* G/S/vP 25/.831 7/.786 ··· ··· 8/1.000 7/.572 20/.650 3/.000 ··· 22/.417 3/1.000 3/.000 435/307 .305/.355/.416/.771 .720/.791 .764 92/.847 48/8 6/2
22.Green G/S/vP 3/1.334 2/.000 1/5.000 1/no AB 1/.000 ··· ··· 2/2.000 ··· 3/.000 1/3.000 ··· 259/195 .240/.304/.378/.681 .620/.702 .589 50/.397 1/4 5/12
11.Kotchman* G/S/vP 3/1.167 ··· 1/2.000 ··· 2/1.000 2/.500 5/1.000 ··· ··· 10/.522 4/.500 ··· 337/236 .281/.353/.408/.761 .660/.805 .786 70/.914 0/0 6/0
25.Lowell G/S/vP 20/.450 8/1.625 1/.000 4/.000 12/.917 5/1.800 45/.933 2/1.000 ··· 22/.819 2/5.000 19/.343 329/231 .300/.337/.489/.826 .962/.770 .752 47/1.057 0/1 11/9
12.Lowrie# G/S/vP 6/.000 4/.000 ··· ··· 3/.000 3/1.167 7/.571 ··· ··· 6/.334 ··· 3/.000 56/43 .140/.214/.240/.454 .762/.366 .596 36/.594 0/0 1/1
41.Martinez# G/S/vP 12/.733 4/.833 ··· ··· 5/.400 11/.728 11/.910 2/.000 2/.000 9/.777 7/2.357 1/.000 446/305 .291/.372/.469/.841 .828/.848 .880 90/.654 0/0 15/3
34.Ortiz* G/S/vP 20/.800 7/.453 ··· ··· 7/1.071 13/.584 50/.664 2/.500 ··· 24/1.315 18/1.007 10/.633 405/280 .227/.314/.426/.740 .751/.734 .631 90/.854 0/2 15/1
15.Pedroia G/S/vP 24/.341 8/.708 1/.000 ··· 8/1.000 11/.705 36/1.393 2/2.000 ··· 21/1.208 3/1.167 6/.000 465/336 .303/.374/.427/.801 .796/.802 .761 100/.943 14/6 6/6
68.Reddick* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 12/10 .364/.417/.818/1.235 .500/1.300 1.235 12/1.235 0/0 1/0
33.Varitek# G/S/vP 11/.573 11/.091 ··· 1/.000 5/.650 4/.500 44/.699 ··· ··· 19/.544 4/1.833 9/.555 321/228 .233/.346/.448/.794 .920/.752 .702 69/.684 0/0 13/3
20.Youkilis G/S/vP 19/.566 5/1.850 1/.000 ··· 9/1.083 12/1.542 45/.649 2/.500 ··· 26/.405 4/2.500 6/1.833 388/278 .315/.425/.577/1.002 1.077/.974 1.079 93/1.081 4/2 19/3
IP 136.2 48.2 36.0 17.1 55.1 50.2 87.0 114.1 60.0 153.2 16.0 38.0 TOTAL .268/.351/.446/.798 .827/.786 .761 .818 85/28 123/69
ERA-K/9 3.69/8.0 4.62/8.7 3.00/6.5 2.60/7.8 2.93/4.7 1.95/10.8 6.10/6.9 3.62/5.7 5.10/8.6 3.75/6.1 5.63/5.6 3.79/6.4 4.20/6.9

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 570/.226 207/.239 167/.314 69/.222 231/.250 199/.186 373/.282 482/.258 276/.265 646/.269 71/.323 149/.223 .256
OPS .669 .663 .827 .623 .657 .528 .831 .710 .826 .752 .956 .690 .737
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 302/.637 80/.713 70/.888 44/.590 111/.612 62/.626 95/.938 241/.703 67/.792 333/.742 40/.729 50/1.082 .728
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 268/.701 127/.631 97/.785 25/.684 120/.698 137/.482 278/.794 241/.717 209/.838 313/.763 31/1.262 99/.489 .745
Home 307/.648 109/.642 83/.810 36/.688 78/.673 93/.582 203/.894 190/.670 146/.630 370/.710 44/1.036 74/.854
Last 28d days 115/.687 42/.771 4/.500 18/1.206 39/.806 39/.468 107/.734 124/.602 97/.856 164/.732 9/1.931 36/.713
HR/SB/CS 16/1/2 2/4/0 2/3/1 2/1/1 3/3/0 2/3/2 12/3/1 10/17/4 11/5/4 18/2/2 4/1/0 6/4/0 111/59/19
Usage ·····X·· oo····oo ooo····· ·o····X· ···o·o·· X·····o· X·····X· ··X····· ···X···· ·X·····X o·o··o·X ·o···o··
Rays Batters (5.23 RS/G) vs. RedSox Pitchers (4.35 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 31.Lester*
G/S/vB
60.Bard
G/S/vB
19.Beckett
G/S/vB
61.Buchholz
G/S/vB
17.Delcarmen
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
29.Smoltz
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
16.Aybar# G/S/vP 6/1.000 ··· 6/1.834 ··· 3/1.667 4/.250 2/.000 ··· 2/1.500 ··· ··· 200/125 .279/.365/.465/.830 .839/.826 .798 27/.719 0/0 10/6
8.Bartlett G/S/vP 14/1.000 ··· 26/.683 5/.650 11/.899 2/.500 6/.666 6/1.834 2/.000 3/.333 ··· 330/221 .331/.381/.508/.889 .936/.867 .857 82/.663 20/3 8/11
5.Burrell G/S/vP 9/.583 ··· 49/.491 ··· 4/.250 4/.833 3/.000 51/.713 1/.000 3/.666 28/.402 289/193 .226/.332/.363/.695 .611/.733 .768 92/.808 2/0 7/0
13.Crawford* G/S/vP 21/.749 ··· 32/.744 7/.929 9/1.903 9/.222 12/.523 9/1.903 3/.666 1/2.000 2/1.500 455/298 .314/.374/.462/.836 .735/.891 .818 93/.847 49/9 11/2
11.Dillon G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/2.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 33/10 .276/.364/.379/.743 .620/1.000 1.167 4/.000 0/0 1/0
26.Gross* G/S/vP 3/.000 ··· 20/.435 5/.000 5/.600 ··· 5/.000 6/.900 4/.750 3/.666 5/.400 226/204 .267/.381/.419/.799 1.160/.763 .807 51/.777 6/3 5/3
41.Hernandez G/S/vP ··· ··· 3/2.334 ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 6/.334 ··· 1/2.000 ··· 98/63 .228/.268/.293/.562 .561/.560 .674 27/.389 2/1 1/2
27.Kapler G/S/vP 4/.250 ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 1/2.000 ··· 7/1.715 ··· 1/.000 1/.000 153/39 .248/.327/.459/.785 .980/.262 .820 32/.598 4/2 4/1
3.Longoria G/S/vP 12/1.250 ··· 21/.786 6/.167 6/.533 6/.334 ··· 6/.333 4/.000 2/2.500 ··· 427/296 .276/.361/.526/.886 .891/.884 .800 99/.791 2/0 21/10
30.Navarro# G/S/vP 14/.702 ··· 26/.274 3/.666 13/.308 4/.000 8/1.000 ··· 3/.000 2/.000 5/.000 304/200 .226/.255/.339/.594 .774/.504 .583 52/.736 2/1 6/5
23.Pena* G/S/vP 25/1.007 ··· 25/.558 6/.533 9/1.389 8/.900 5/1.400 9/.555 1/no AB 3/.000 ··· 442/281 .214/.346/.493/.839 .757/.888 .975 90/.611 2/1 26/8
2.Upton G/S/vP 23/.685 ··· 18/.833 3/1.667 9/1.000 6/.000 7/.143 7/.143 3/.000 1/.000 ··· 451/309 .244/.318/.373/.692 .574/.742 .696 102/.598 33/10 7/1
18.Zobrist# G/S/vP 4/.833 ··· 3/.333 ··· 4/.750 2/2.000 2/.000 3/.333 3/.000 2/1.000 ··· 365/239 .301/.409/.578/.988 1.097/.931 1.074 95/.961 12/3 19/4
IP 134.0 31.1 143.0 19.1 42.1 43.2 45.0 110.0 45.2 36.1 36.2 TOTAL .267/.348/.447/.795 .806/.789 .820 .731 143/36 128/75
ERA-K/9 3.90/9.9 2.01/11.2 3.27/8.3 6.05/6.5 2.98/6.2 3.09/8.4 2.00/9.4 5.07/5.9 2.36/6.3 2.97/7.7 7.12/7.4 4.12/7.7

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 567/.256 125/.182 585/.234 96/.337 188/.258 182/.222 196/.233 489/.291 188/.214 160/.250 164/.323 .264
OPS .700 .497 .634 .935 .679 .665 .655 .814 .630 .713 .891 .735
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 152/.765 59/.568 338/.674 44/.897 98/.574 87/.463 110/.508 254/.786 94/.749 85/.544 85/1.094 .728
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 415/.677 66/.436 247/.581 52/.971 90/.789 95/.864 86/.838 235/.845 94/.514 75/.902 79/.681 .742
Road 268/.704 75/.576 308/.704 68/.988 87/.752 107/.600 96/.703 221/.863 98/.532 77/.744 90/.925
Last 28d days 118/.620 34/.269 145/.574 96/.935 47/.819 35/.871 39/.593 93/.821 43/.774 26/.443 96/.973
HR/SB/CS 13/12/6 0/3/0 10/12/1 3/3/0 0/7/1 5/0/0 4/10/1 13/18/1 4/4/0 4/7/2 6/1/0 88/103/18
Usage ····X··· ··o·o·oX ··X····X ·X····X· ·X··X·Xo ··XX··X· ···XX·X· ·····X·· ·X·o·Xo· ·X···Xo· ···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.