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Game Preview: BOS @ TBR, 7:08pm, Tuesday, September 1, 2009 @Tropicana Field

RedSox, 76-54, 2nd, 6½ GB, 4 up in WC

SP: Jon Lester (25, LHP, 10-7, 3.60)

2009 Gamelogs / 2009 Splits / vs. TBR Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2009 (10-7) 167.2 153 70 67 53 187 16 3.60
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 2-0 46.2 36 15 15 14 50 3 2.89 61
2009-08-25 CHW ND 6.2 4 3 3 2 6 1 113 58
2009-08-20 @TOR W 8.0 3 1 1 2 5 0 105 75
2009-08-14 @TEX ND 6.0 6 3 3 3 11 1 117 56
2009-08-09 @NYY ND 7.0 5 1 1 0 7 1 107 70
2009-08-04 @TBR ND 6.0 3 1 1 2 10 0 110 70
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
Last 5 v.TBR 2-2 29.1 35 15 15 8 35 2 4.60 50
2009-08-04 @TBR ND 6.0 3 1 1 2 10 0 110 70
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
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   45-21   Road:   31-33   ExtrInn: 4-6 
 vsRHP:  51-34   vsLHP:  25-20   1-Run:  21-15
 vsEast: 35-20   vsCntrl:19-7    vsWest: 11-20 IL:11-7 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
130 Sun, Aug 30   TOR  W   7-0       76-54  2nd  6.0 gb
129 Sat, Aug 29   TOR  W   3-2       75-54  2nd  6.0 gb
128 Fri, Aug 28   TOR  W   6-5       74-54  2nd  6.0 gb
127 Thu, Aug 27   CHW  L   5-9       73-54  2nd  6.0 gb
126 Wed, Aug 26   CHW  W   3-2       73-53  2nd  6.0 gb
125 Tue, Aug 25   CHW  W   6-3       72-53  2nd  6.0 gb
124 Mon, Aug 24   CHW  W  12-8       71-53  2nd  7.0 gb
123 Sun, Aug 23   NYY  L   4-8       70-53  2nd  7.5 gb
122 Sat, Aug 22   NYY  W  14-1       70-52  2nd  6.5 gb
121 Fri, Aug 21   NYY  L  11-20      69-52  2nd  7.5 gb
 Last 10: 7-3    Last 20:14-6    Last 30:18-12
Rays, 71-59, 3rd, 11½ GB, 5 GB in WC

SP: Andy Sonnanstine (26, RHP, 6-7, 6.61)

2009 Gamelogs / 2009 Splits / vs. BOS Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2009 (6-7) 81.2 103 61 60 22 50 15 6.61
2008 (13-9) 193.1 212 105 94 37 124 21 4.38
2007 (6-10) 130.2 151 87 85 26 97 18 5.85
Last 7 GS 4-3 41.1 45 27 27 8 26 10 5.88 46
2009-06-25 PHI W 5.1 6 4 4 1 7 0 97 46
2009-06-19 @NYM L 6.0 7 4 4 2 5 1 95 45
2009-06-13 WSN W 7.1 6 3 3 1 5 1 92 58
2009-06-08 @NYY L 7.0 6 5 5 2 1 4 92 44
2009-06-02 KCR W 6.2 6 2 2 0 3 2 91 57
2009-05-27 @CLE L 3.0 9 8 8 2 3 1 75 10
2009-05-22 @FLA W 6.0 5 1 1 0 2 1 102 60
Last 5 v.BOS 1-0 27.1 31 14 12 9 17 2 3.95 48
2009-05-01 BOS W 5.2 8 2 2 4 1 0 93 42
2008-09-16 BOS ND 6.0 3 1 0 2 5 0 93 67
2008-09-10 @BOS ND 7.0 4 1 0 0 7 0 96 74
2007-09-22 BOS ND 5.1 8 5 5 2 1 1 94 31
2007-09-11 @BOS ND 3.1 8 5 5 1 3 1 80 26
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   42-21   Road:   29-38   ExtrInn: 6-3 
 vsRHP:  46-35   vsLHP:  25-24   1-Run:  17-21
 vsEast: 29-19   vsCntrl:19-17   vsWest: 10-18 IL:13-5 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
130 Mon, Aug 31  @DET  W  11-7       71-59  3rd 11.5 gb
129 Sun, Aug 30  @DET  L   3-4       70-59  3rd 11.5 gb
128 Sat, Aug 29  @DET  W   3-1       70-58  3rd 10.5 gb
127 Fri, Aug 28  @DET  L   2-6       69-58  3rd 10.5 gb
126 Wed, Aug 26  @TOR  L   2-3       69-57  3rd 10.0 gb
125 Tue, Aug 25  @TOR  W   7-3       69-56  3rd  9.0 gb
124 Mon, Aug 24  @TOR  W  12-7       68-56  3rd 10.0 gb
123 Sun, Aug 23   TEX  L   0-4       67-56  3rd 10.5 gb
122 Sat, Aug 22   TEX  W   5-4 (10)  67-55  3rd  9.5 gb
121 Fri, Aug 21   TEX  W   5-3       66-55  3rd 10.5 gb
 Last 10: 6-4    Last 20:10-10   Last 30:17-13
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Wed, Aug 05, 2009 TBR  6  BOS  4        W:David Price (5-4), L: Brad Penny (7-6), S: J.P. Howell (12)
Tue, Aug 04, 2009 TBR  4  BOS  2 (13)   W:Lance Cormier (2-1), L: Takashi Saito (2-3), S: none
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)
Season Series: 2009 - TBR leads 8-4; 2008 - TBR won 10-8; 2007 - BOS won 13-5; All-Time - BOS leads 123-76

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  5.71

DET  4.57

SDP  3.89

RA/G

LAD  3.79

NYM  4.68

WSN  5.44

BA

J. Mauer  .367

A. Callaspo  .290

B. Schneider  .189

OBP

A. Pujols  .443

F. Lewis  .360

R. Cedeno  .245

SLG

A. Pujols  .669

M. Byrd  .478

A. Casilla  .255

OPS

A. Pujols  1.112

N. Swisher  .837

A. Casilla  .537

ERA

C. Carpenter  2.20

C. Zambrano  3.91

B. Penny  5.61

K/9IP

T. Lincecum  10.34

R. Romero  6.85

J. Lannan  3.68

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RedSox Batters (5.32 RS/G) vs. Rays Pitchers (4.54 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS
G/S/vB
50.Balfour
G/S/vB
53.Bradford
G/S/vB
37.Choate*
G/S/vB
31.Cormier
G/S/vB
22.Garza
G/S/vB
39.Howell*
G/S/vB
34.Niemann
G/S/vB
14.Price*
G/S/vB
33.Shields
G/S/vB
52.Shouse*
G/S/vB
36.Springer
G/S/vB
35.Wheeler
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
5.Baldelli G/S/vP ··· ··· 6/.000 1/2.000 9/.958 ··· 1/.000 ··· 2/.000 ··· 3/1.167 ··· ··· 135/50 .262/.326/.459/.785 .794/.769 .778 17/.794 0/0 6/2
44.Bay G/S/vP 9/.666 2/.000 7/1.428 ··· 11/.182 9/.778 2/1.500 2/1.000 3/1.666 9/1.194 1/.000 16/.393 26/.666 524/369 .258/.384/.527/.910 .912/.910 .868 87/1.094 12/2 29/0
7.Drew* G/S/vP 14/1.121 7/.286 7/.762 5/2.000 5/.200 19/.586 12/1.167 2/1.500 ··· 24/1.243 3/.000 8/.661 11/.282 456/339 .265/.382/.491/.873 .824/.890 .822 89/1.068 2/5 18/2
46.Ellsbury* G/S/vP 15/.600 7/.786 2/1.000 ··· 10/.800 28/.739 9/.666 3/.000 3/1.000 22/.417 4/.750 1/.000 3/.000 557/383 .300/.347/.415/.762 .759/.762 .748 122/.727 55/9 6/2
3.Gonzalez G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 4/.833 6/1.833 2/.000 2/.500 ··· ··· 4/.000 2/1.000 5/.400 12/.667 325/251 .226/.264/.337/.601 .504/.630 .603 93/.753 0/1 6/6
22.Green G/S/vP ··· 2/.000 2/.500 1/no AB 1/.000 6/.900 ··· 2/2.000 ··· 3/.000 1/3.000 ··· ··· 302/229 .233/.300/.367/.667 .626/.680 .561 43/.576 1/4 6/15
11.Kotchman* G/S/vP 6/.500 ··· 2/.000 ··· 2/1.000 3/1.167 2/.500 ··· ··· 10/.522 4/.500 ··· ··· 377/266 .275/.347/.400/.747 .621/.800 .774 40/.633 1/0 7/0
25.Lowell G/S/vP 20/.971 8/1.625 11/.489 4/.000 12/.917 20/.450 6/1.833 2/1.000 3/.000 22/.819 2/5.000 4/1.750 20/.325 403/273 .299/.342/.503/.845 .895/.822 .724 74/.932 0/1 16/9
41.Martinez# G/S/vP 8/.393 5/1.100 2/2.000 ··· 6/.666 15/.575 11/.728 2/.000 5/1.000 9/.777 7/2.357 1/.000 2/.000 557/378 .289/.370/.472/.842 .827/.850 .922 111/.845 1/0 20/6
34.Ortiz* G/S/vP 20/.583 8/.393 3/.333 ··· 7/1.071 23/.748 14/.539 2/.500 ··· 24/1.315 18/1.007 1/.000 10/.633 509/354 .229/.320/.447/.767 .753/.773 .694 104/.874 0/2 22/1
15.Pedroia G/S/vP 20/.683 8/.708 5/1.400 ··· 9/.889 27/.568 12/.639 2/2.000 3/.000 21/1.208 3/1.167 3/.666 7/.000 575/411 .301/.373/.445/.818 .767/.838 .770 110/.894 17/7 10/6
33.Varitek# G/S/vP 15/1.225 12/.083 20/1.017 1/.000 6/.533 14/.445 6/.333 ··· 2/1.500 19/.544 4/1.833 2/1.000 9/.555 376/267 .219/.327/.420/.747 .851/.711 .635 55/.483 0/0 14/3
20.Youkilis G/S/vP 17/.635 6/1.500 9/.944 ··· 10/.967 22/.808 12/1.542 2/.500 3/1.000 26/.405 4/2.500 3/.666 8/1.175 477/338 .308/.417/.556/.974 .984/.969 1.009 89/.849 6/2 22/4
IP 81.2 58.2 6.2 24.1 65.1 164.0 61.2 146.2 91.1 186.1 20.1 51.2 47.1 TOTAL .267/.349/.453/.803 .811/.799 .754 .822 100/33 169/82
ERA-K/9 6.61/5.5 4.45/9.0 2.70/8.1 4.07/5.9 3.03/4.4 3.95/8.2 2.48/10.5 3.80/5.6 4.63/7.8 3.86/6.5 5.31/5.3 3.66/9.1 3.42/6.7 4.23/6.9

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 362/.305 251/.244 36/.417 97/.244 268/.245 692/.233 251/.187 614/.258 407/.256 761/.272 85/.295 228/.287 181/.205 .255
OPS .866 .672 .833 .655 .666 .698 .601 .711 .761 .761 .858 .774 .650 .735
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 212/.697 97/.716 1/2.000 57/.487 133/.664 364/.623 80/.690 311/.728 89/.725 383/.770 52/.635 87/.920 55/1.037 .726
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 150/1.108 154/.644 35/.800 40/.900 135/.666 328/.776 171/.558 303/.694 318/.771 378/.751 33/1.235 141/.687 126/.480 .742
Home 151/.762 133/.617 21/.952 46/.787 97/.669 384/.659 128/.653 218/.683 222/.651 429/.706 49/.967 123/.604 90/.728
Last 28d days / 40/.670 10/.600 28/.729 37/.722 122/.838 48/.832 132/.714 131/.629 115/.807 13/.397 46/.724 32/.469
HR/SB/CS 15/1/2 4/6/1 0/2/0 3/1/1 5/4/0 22/2/3 7/3/2 14/20/5 13/6/4 23/3/2 4/1/0 7/4/0 8/4/0 146/68/22
Usage ·Xo··X·· ···o··o· ···o··oo o··o···· ···X···· ··o··X·· ·X·····X ··X····· X·····X· X·····o· o··X·X·o ··o···oX
Rays Batters (5.18 RS/G) vs. RedSox Pitchers (4.50 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
36.Byrd
G/S/vB
17.Delcarmen
G/S/vB
37.Okajima*
G/S/vB
58.Papelbon
G/S/vB
56.Ramirez
G/S/vB
24.Saito
G/S/vB
13.Wagner*
G/S/vB
49.Wakefield
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
16.Aybar# G/S/vP 9/.666 1/no AB 6/1.834 ··· ··· 3/1.667 4/.250 2/.000 2/1.500 ··· 3/.666 1/5.000 247/156 .254/.341/.432/.773 .821/.746 .812 42/.331 0/0 10/7
8.Bartlett G/S/vP 17/1.029 1/2.000 26/.683 5/.650 19/.436 13/1.338 2/.500 6/.666 3/.000 4/.333 ··· 22/.889 441/304 .337/.398/.515/.913 .956/.894 .876 106/.927 24/5 12/15
5.Burrell G/S/vP 9/.583 ··· 49/.491 ··· 3/.000 5/.200 5/.933 3/.000 1/.000 3/.666 17/1.000 9/.708 371/257 .239/.337/.401/.738 .648/.773 .856 82/.881 2/0 12/0
13.Crawford* G/S/vP 24/.739 1/.000 32/.744 7/.929 20/.600 11/1.536 9/.222 13/.481 3/.666 2/1.000 ··· 88/.824 556/377 .312/.366/.459/.826 .747/.864 .846 96/.744 55/11 12/3
26.Gross* G/S/vP 3/.000 ··· 20/.435 5/.000 ··· 7/.429 ··· 5/.000 5/.600 4/.500 ··· 13/.808 282/249 .252/.358/.397/.755 .825/.746 .752 51/.553 6/3 6/3
1.Iwamura* G/S/vP 27/1.138 ··· 33/.877 7/1.000 6/.666 13/.672 4/.833 8/.125 6/.334 2/.000 ··· 32/1.019 184/127 .311/.383/.422/.805 1.058/.689 .751 8/1.333 8/1 1/5
27.Kapler G/S/vP 6/.533 ··· ··· ··· 6/.334 1/.000 2/2.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 2/.000 23/.961 192/54 .247/.333/.452/.785 .999/.284 .770 35/.776 5/2 6/1
3.Longoria G/S/vP 15/1.000 1/5.000 21/.786 6/.167 ··· 6/.533 7/.286 1/.000 5/.200 3/3.334 ··· 11/1.414 536/377 .267/.351/.503/.854 .854/.854 .779 104/.752 6/0 25/12
30.Navarro# G/S/vP 16/.606 ··· 26/.274 3/.666 ··· 13/.308 5/.000 8/1.000 3/.000 2/.000 ··· 18/.764 343/220 .220/.255/.333/.589 .755/.498 .576 39/.542 4/2 7/5
23.Pena* G/S/vP 28/.953 1/no AB 25/.558 6/.533 17/.912 9/1.389 9/.777 5/1.400 2/3.000 4/.000 ··· 40/.731 539/354 .218/.351/.527/.878 .767/.937 .982 92/1.097 2/3 38/9
2.Upton G/S/vP 25/.628 1/.000 18/.833 3/1.667 9/.944 9/1.000 7/.286 7/.143 4/.250 2/.000 ··· 29/.518 534/371 .241/.314/.370/.684 .551/.740 .711 83/.644 36/13 9/2
9.Zaun# G/S/vP 9/.476 ··· 15/.400 6/.500 17/.411 7/.143 5/1.600 14/.630 2/.000 3/.000 1/no AB 26/.398 248/194 .258/.351/.401/.752 .572/.800 .681 55/.789 0/2 6/5
18.Zobrist# G/S/vP 7/.629 1/no AB 3/.333 ··· 9/.347 4/.750 3/1.167 3/.000 4/.000 2/1.000 ··· 3/.000 467/310 .288/.403/.544/.947 1.045/.899 1.028 97/.810 15/3 23/6
IP 167.2 41.1 175.1 51.1 6.0 52.2 53.2 55.2 57.1 47.0 3.0 115.2 TOTAL .265/.347/.448/.796 .800/.794 .828 .780 167/48 167/88
ERA-K/9 3.60/10.0 3.48/12.0 3.80/8.4 4.38/6.3 0.00/1.5 3.25/5.8 2.85/8.2 1.94/10.2 2.67/6.8 2.68/8.6 0.00/21.0 4.12/5.0 4.28/7.7

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 696/.242 176/.220 719/.236 230/.270 24/.143 233/.245 222/.227 241/.226 247/.225 202/.233 11/.100 501/.264 .264
OPS .666 .662 .681 .754 .440 .682 .655 .652 .695 .678 .382 .723 .750
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 182/.687 79/.805 407/.700 97/.808 8/.708 120/.511 102/.489 127/.601 124/.840 104/.491 4/.750 202/.685 .749
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 514/.658 97/.549 312/.656 133/.716 16/.321 113/.861 120/.806 114/.708 123/.545 98/.881 7/.143 299/.749 .750
Road 370/.650 101/.802 359/.730 121/.843 / 106/.733 134/.578 116/.676 123/.552 99/.709 / 219/.698
Last 28d days 129/.513 51/1.104 134/.884 134/.626 24/.440 45/.697 40/.613 45/.639 59/.920 42/.546 11/.382 27/.605
HR/SB/CS 16/14/6 4/4/0 22/12/2 6/4/0 0/0/0 1/7/1 5/0/0 5/10/1 6/6/0 5/7/2 0/1/0 8/15/2 129/122/20
Usage ······X· ···X·o·X ···X···· ··X····X ·X······ ·o··X·o· ··oo··Xo ··oX··XX ····oX·X ·X·X···· ·X·····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.