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Game Preview: BOS @ TBR, 7:08pm, Wednesday, August 5, 2009 @Tropicana Field

RedSox, 62-43, 2nd, 1½ GB, 3 up in WC

SP: Brad Penny (31, RHP, 7-5, 5.07)

2009 Gamelogs / 2009 Splits / vs. TBR Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2009 (7-5) 110.0 130 69 62 34 72 13 5.07
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 1-3 39.0 44 24 23 10 25 5 5.31 46
2009-07-29 OAK L 5.0 7 7 7 4 3 2 100 24
2009-07-24 BAL W 6.1 5 1 0 0 4 0 108 65
2009-07-18 @TOR L 5.0 8 6 6 1 3 1 82 29
2009-07-09 KCR ND 5.0 6 3 3 1 1 0 97 43
2009-07-04 SEA ND 6.0 6 2 2 1 6 0 102 57
2009-06-28 @ATL L 6.0 6 2 2 0 2 2 106 54
2009-06-23 @WSN ND 5.2 6 3 3 3 6 0 112 48
Last 5 v.TBR 2-3 30.1 31 15 15 8 19 1 4.45 50
2009-05-08 TBR W 6.1 8 3 3 2 2 0 91 45
2009-05-03 @TBR L 6.0 6 3 3 2 8 0 110 54
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:   35-17   Road:   27-26   ExtrInn: 4-5 
 vsRHP:  40-30   vsLHP:  22-13   1-Run:  16-14
 vsEast: 28-13   vsCntrl:13-5    vsWest: 10-18 IL:11-7 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
105 Tue, Aug  4  @TBR  L   2-4 (13)  62-43  2nd  1.5 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
 Last 10: 6-4    Last 20:11-9    Last 30:16-14
Rays, 59-48, 3rd, 5½ GB, 4 GB in WC

SP: David Price (23, LHP, 4-4, 5.10)

2009 Gamelogs / 2009 Splits / vs. BOS Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2009 (4-4) 60.0 63 41 34 35 57 11 5.10
2008 (0-0) 14.0 9 4 3 4 12 1 1.93
Last 7 GS 3-3 34.0 40 29 24 17 26 7 6.35 42
2009-07-31 KCR W 7.0 5 1 1 2 3 0 104 64
2009-07-25 @TOR ND 3.0 9 6 6 0 1 3 56 18
2009-07-20 @CHW L 6.0 8 4 4 2 6 1 108 44
2009-07-09 TOR W 6.0 6 1 1 1 7 0 103 62
2009-07-04 @TEX L 1.1 3 6 6 5 3 1 61 22
2009-06-28 FLA W 6.1 2 1 1 5 4 0 96 64
2009-06-23 PHI L 4.1 7 10 5 2 2 2 88 19
Has never faced BOS.
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   35-18   Road:   24-30   ExtrInn: 5-2 
 vsRHP:  39-27   vsLHP:  20-21   1-Run:  15-16
 vsEast: 22-16   vsCntrl:17-15   vsWest:  7-12 IL:13-5 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
107 Tue, Aug  4   BOS  W   4-2 (13)  59-48  3rd  5.5 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
 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 7-4; 2008 - TBR won 10-8; 2007 - BOS won 13-5; All-Time - BOS leads 123-75

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  4.58

WSN  5.48

BA

I. Suzuki  .364

M. Montero  .292

A. Casilla  .166

OBP

A. Pujols  .438

B. McCann  .365

R. Cedeno  .217

SLG

A. Pujols  .661

C. Ross  .472

A. Casilla  .204

OPS

A. Pujols  1.099

M. Prado  .839

A. Casilla  .464

ERA

C. Carpenter  2.10

A. Cook  3.88

T. Wellemeyer  5.77

K/9IP

T. Lincecum  10.97

K. Correia  6.73

J. Lannan  3.66

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RedSox Batters (5.24 RS/G) vs. Rays Pitchers (4.44 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 14.Price*
G/S/vB
50.Balfour
G/S/vB
47.Bennett
G/S/vB
36.Choate*
G/S/vB
31.Cormier
G/S/vB
22.Garza
G/S/vB
39.Howell*
G/S/vB
19.Kazmir*
G/S/vB
34.Niemann
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 ··· 2/.000 9/.958 ··· 11/.182 9/.778 2/1.500 17/.886 2/1.000 9/1.194 1/.000 25/.695 437/313 .252/.382/.490/.872 .876/.871 .862 82/.652 11/2 20/0
7.Drew* G/S/vP ··· 6/.333 2/5.000 5/2.000 5/.200 16/.712 10/1.271 8/.679 2/1.500 24/1.243 3/.000 11/.282 367/282 .252/.368/.460/.827 .733/.856 .784 70/.685 2/2 12/2
46.Ellsbury* G/S/vP ··· 7/.786 ··· ··· 8/1.000 25/.831 7/.572 20/.650 3/.000 22/.417 3/1.000 3/.000 435/307 .305/.355/.416/.771 .720/.791 .764 88/.809 48/8 6/2
22.Green G/S/vP ··· 2/.000 1/5.000 1/no AB 1/.000 3/1.334 ··· ··· 2/2.000 3/.000 1/3.000 ··· 259/195 .240/.304/.378/.681 .620/.702 .589 46/.435 1/4 5/12
11.Kotchman* G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/2.000 ··· 2/1.000 3/1.167 2/.500 5/1.000 ··· 10/.522 4/.500 ··· 337/236 .281/.353/.408/.761 .660/.805 .786 66/.918 0/0 6/0
25.Lowell G/S/vP ··· 8/1.625 1/.000 4/.000 12/.917 20/.450 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 ··· 4/.000 ··· ··· 3/.000 6/.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 2/.000 4/.833 ··· ··· 5/.400 12/.733 11/.728 11/.910 2/.000 9/.777 7/2.357 1/.000 446/305 .291/.372/.469/.841 .828/.848 .880 86/.687 0/0 15/3
34.Ortiz* G/S/vP ··· 7/.453 ··· ··· 7/1.071 20/.800 13/.584 50/.664 2/.500 24/1.315 18/1.007 10/.633 405/280 .227/.314/.426/.740 .751/.734 .631 86/.841 0/2 15/1
15.Pedroia G/S/vP ··· 8/.708 1/.000 ··· 8/1.000 24/.341 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 96/.946 14/6 7/6
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/.091 ··· 1/.000 5/.650 11/.573 4/.500 44/.699 ··· 19/.544 4/1.833 9/.555 321/228 .233/.346/.448/.794 .920/.752 .702 65/.662 0/0 13/3
20.Youkilis G/S/vP ··· 5/1.850 1/.000 ··· 9/1.083 19/.566 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 89/1.134 4/2 20/3
IP 60.0 50.2 36.0 17.1 56.1 143.2 52.1 87.0 114.1 153.2 16.1 39.0 TOTAL .268/.351/.446/.798 .827/.786 .761 .815 85/28 123/69
ERA-K/9 5.10/8.6 4.44/8.7 3.00/6.5 2.60/7.8 2.88/4.6 3.63/8.0 1.89/10.5 6.10/6.9 3.62/5.7 3.75/6.1 5.51/5.5 3.69/6.2 4.20/6.9

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 276/.265 211/.246 170/.314 69/.222 231/.250 570/.226 203/.189 399/.280 482/.258 646/.269 72/.318 149/.223 .257
OPS .826 .672 .824 .623 .657 .669 .550 .818 .710 .752 .942 .690 .738
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 67/.792 81/.729 71/.905 44/.590 111/.612 302/.637 62/.626 101/.948 241/.703 333/.742 41/.711 50/1.082 .730
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 209/.838 130/.635 99/.767 25/.684 120/.698 268/.701 141/.516 298/.774 241/.717 313/.763 31/1.262 99/.489 .744
Home 146/.630 113/.659 86/.805 36/.688 78/.673 307/.648 97/.627 229/.864 190/.670 370/.710 45/1.012 74/.854
Last 28d days 97/.856 46/.803 7/.571 17/1.279 39/.806 115/.687 37/.559 133/.716 124/.602 135/.771 10/1.722 30/.868
HR/SB/CS 11/5/4 2/4/0 2/3/1 2/1/1 3/3/0 16/1/2 3/3/2 12/3/1 10/17/4 18/2/2 4/1/0 6/4/0 112/59/19
Usage ····X··· Xoo····o ·ooo···· ··o····X X···o·o· X·····X· XX·····o ·X·····X ···X···· ··X····· oo·o··o· o·o···o·
Rays Batters (5.21 RS/G) vs. RedSox Pitchers (4.34 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 36.Penny
G/S/vB
60.Bard
G/S/vB
19.Beckett
G/S/vB
61.Buchholz
G/S/vB
17.Delcarmen
G/S/vB
31.Lester*
G/S/vB
37.Okajima*
G/S/vB
58.Papelbon
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 ··· ··· 6/1.834 ··· 3/1.667 6/1.000 4/.250 2/.000 2/1.500 ··· ··· 205/129 .282/.366/.497/.863 .902/.841 .865 32/.925 0/0 10/6
8.Bartlett G/S/vP 6/1.834 ··· 26/.683 5/.650 11/.899 14/1.000 2/.500 6/.666 2/.000 3/.333 ··· 335/226 .337/.387/.521/.909 .936/.896 .902 83/.773 21/3 8/11
5.Burrell G/S/vP 51/.713 ··· 49/.491 ··· 4/.250 9/.583 4/.833 3/.000 1/.000 3/.666 28/.402 289/193 .226/.332/.363/.695 .611/.733 .768 87/.776 2/0 7/0
13.Crawford* G/S/vP 9/1.903 ··· 32/.744 7/.929 9/1.903 21/.749 9/.222 12/.523 3/.666 1/2.000 2/1.500 460/303 .317/.376/.466/.842 .735/.900 .832 93/.929 51/9 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 6/.900 ··· 20/.435 5/.000 5/.600 3/.000 ··· 5/.000 4/.750 3/.666 5/.400 231/208 .267/.381/.421/.801 1.184/.763 .811 54/.779 6/3 5/3
41.Hernandez G/S/vP 6/.334 ··· 3/2.334 ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/2.000 ··· 102/67 .242/.287/.326/.613 .561/.637 .759 31/.587 2/1 1/2
27.Kapler G/S/vP 7/1.715 ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 4/.250 1/2.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 1/.000 157/43 .250/.331/.456/.787 .980/.311 .822 34/.624 4/2 4/1
3.Longoria G/S/vP 6/.333 ··· 21/.786 6/.167 6/.533 12/1.250 6/.334 ··· 4/.000 2/2.500 ··· 432/301 .273/.359/.520/.879 .891/.874 .786 99/.807 2/0 23/10
30.Navarro# G/S/vP ··· ··· 26/.274 3/.666 13/.308 14/.702 4/.000 8/1.000 3/.000 2/.000 5/.000 304/200 .226/.255/.339/.594 .774/.504 .583 48/.735 2/1 6/5
23.Pena* G/S/vP 9/.555 ··· 25/.558 6/.533 9/1.389 25/1.007 8/.900 5/1.400 1/no AB 3/.000 ··· 447/285 .214/.345/.489/.834 .752/.881 .960 90/.620 2/1 26/9
2.Upton G/S/vP 7/.143 ··· 18/.833 3/1.667 9/1.000 23/.685 6/.000 7/.143 3/.000 1/.000 ··· 451/309 .244/.318/.373/.692 .574/.742 .696 97/.629 33/10 7/1
18.Zobrist# G/S/vP 3/.333 ··· 3/.333 ··· 4/.750 4/.833 2/2.000 2/.000 3/.000 2/1.000 ··· 370/243 .298/.409/.573/.982 1.087/.927 1.060 95/.938 12/3 19/4
IP 110.0 32.0 143.0 19.1 43.1 140.0 44.1 46.0 47.1 38.0 36.2 TOTAL .268/.349/.450/.799 .809/.794 .828 .767 144/36 130/75
ERA-K/9 5.07/5.9 2.25/11.2 3.27/8.3 6.05/6.5 2.91/6.2 3.79/10.2 3.05/8.3 1.96/9.4 2.28/6.3 3.32/7.8 7.12/7.4 4.12/7.7

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 489/.291 125/.182 585/.234 96/.337 188/.258 567/.256 182/.222 196/.233 188/.214 160/.250 164/.323 .264
OPS .814 .497 .634 .935 .679 .700 .665 .655 .630 .713 .891 .735
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 254/.786 59/.568 338/.674 44/.897 98/.574 152/.765 87/.463 110/.508 94/.749 85/.544 85/1.094 .728
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 235/.845 66/.436 247/.581 52/.971 90/.789 415/.677 95/.864 86/.838 94/.514 75/.902 79/.681 .742
Road 221/.863 75/.576 308/.704 68/.988 87/.752 268/.704 107/.600 96/.703 98/.532 77/.744 90/.925
Last 28d days 93/.821 34/.269 118/.548 96/.935 47/.819 118/.620 34/.898 35/.605 43/.774 26/.443 96/.973
HR/SB/CS 13/18/1 0/3/0 10/12/1 3/3/0 0/7/1 13/12/6 5/0/0 4/10/1 4/4/0 4/7/2 6/1/0 88/103/18
Usage ······X· X··o·o·o ···X···· ··X····X o·X··X·X X····X·· o··XX··X o···XX·X X·X·o·Xo X·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.