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Game Preview: BOS @ TBR, 7:08pm, Wednesday, September 2, 2009 @Tropicana Field

RedSox, 77-54, 2nd, 6½ GB, 3½ up in WC

SP: Josh Beckett (29, RHP, 14-5, 3.80)

2009 Gamelogs / 2009 Splits / vs. TBR Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2009 (14-5) 175.1 155 81 74 48 163 22 3.80
2008 (12-10) 174.1 173 80 78 34 172 18 4.03
2007 (20-7) 200.2 189 76 73 40 194 17 3.27
Last 7 GS 3-1 46.1 44 25 25 12 46 12 4.86 53
2009-08-28 TOR ND 5.0 5 5 5 5 9 2 108 41
2009-08-23 NYY L 8.0 9 8 8 0 5 5 120 37
2009-08-18 @TOR ND 5.1 9 7 7 1 4 3 99 25
2009-08-12 DET W 7.0 3 2 2 1 6 2 97 68
2009-08-07 @NYY ND 7.0 4 0 0 2 7 0 115 74
2009-08-01 @BAL W 7.0 6 0 0 2 5 0 107 68
2009-07-27 OAK W 7.0 8 3 3 1 10 0 103 58
Last 5 v.TBR 1-1 31.2 27 13 13 12 37 2 3.69 57
2009-05-10 TBR ND 6.0 6 3 3 3 5 0 118 50
2009-04-30 @TBR L 4.2 10 7 7 3 8 1 113 21
2009-04-07 TBR W 7.0 2 1 1 3 10 0 93 76
2008-09-16 @TBR ND 8.0 3 1 1 1 7 1 95 78
2008-09-10 TBR ND 6.0 6 1 1 2 7 0 84 61
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   45-21   Road:   32-33   ExtrInn: 4-6 
 vsRHP:  52-34   vsLHP:  25-20   1-Run:  21-15
 vsEast: 36-20   vsCntrl:19-7    vsWest: 11-20 IL:11-7 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
131 Tue, Sep  1  @TBR  W   8-4       77-54  2nd  6.5 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
 Last 10: 8-2    Last 20:14-6    Last 30:18-12
Rays, 71-60, 3rd, 12½ GB, 6 GB in WC

SP: Matt Garza (25, RHP, 7-9, 3.95)

2009 Gamelogs / 2009 Splits / vs. BOS Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2009 (7-9) 164.0 142 75 72 64 149 22 3.95
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 1-2 43.1 41 23 21 14 42 7 4.36 53
2009-08-28 @DET L 5.0 5 6 6 3 5 1 88 35
2009-08-22 TEX ND 7.0 6 3 3 0 7 1 110 60
2009-08-16 TOR ND 5.0 8 1 1 2 7 0 103 52
2009-08-10 @LAA ND 3.1 6 6 4 4 3 2 80 27
2009-08-04 BOS ND 7.0 3 2 2 2 6 2 120 67
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
Last 5 v.BOS 2-0 33.1 20 9 9 10 30 4 2.43 64
2009-08-04 BOS ND 7.0 3 2 2 2 6 2 120 67
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
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   42-22   Road:   29-38   ExtrInn: 6-3 
 vsRHP:  46-35   vsLHP:  25-25   1-Run:  17-21
 vsEast: 29-20   vsCntrl:19-17   vsWest: 10-18 IL:13-5 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
131 Tue, Sep  1   BOS  L   4-8       71-60  3rd 12.5 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
 Last 10: 5-5    Last 20:10-10   Last 30:16-14
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 8-5; 2008 - TBR won 10-8; 2007 - BOS won 13-5; All-Time - BOS leads 124-76

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  5.74

ARI  4.56

SDP  3.89

RA/G

SFG  3.79

NYY  4.69

WSN  5.42

BA

J. Mauer  .368

C. Gonzalez  .290

A. Miles  .176

OBP

A. Pujols  .443

F. Lewis  .360

A. Miles  .218

SLG

A. Pujols  .669

T. Hafner  .482

A. Miles  .236

OPS

A. Pujols  1.112

V. Guerrero  .838

A. Miles  .454

ERA

C. Carpenter  2.20

C. Zambrano  3.91

B. Penny  5.61

K/9IP

T. Lincecum  10.34

R. Wolf  6.89

J. Lannan  3.68

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

RedSox Batters (5.34 RS/G) vs. Rays Pitchers (4.56 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 22.Garza
G/S/vB
50.Balfour
G/S/vB
53.Bradford
G/S/vB
37.Choate*
G/S/vB
31.Cormier
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/.778 2/.000 7/1.428 ··· 11/.182 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 30/0
7.Drew* G/S/vP 19/.586 7/.286 7/.762 5/2.000 5/.200 12/1.167 2/1.500 ··· 24/1.243 3/.000 8/.661 11/.282 456/339 .265/.382/.491/.873 .824/.890 .822 84/1.142 2/5 19/2
46.Ellsbury* G/S/vP 28/.739 7/.786 2/1.000 ··· 10/.800 9/.666 3/.000 3/1.000 22/.417 4/.750 1/.000 3/.000 557/383 .300/.347/.415/.762 .759/.762 .748 116/.749 55/9 6/2
3.Gonzalez G/S/vP 2/.000 ··· ··· 4/.833 6/1.833 2/.500 ··· ··· 4/.000 2/1.000 5/.400 12/.667 325/251 .226/.264/.337/.601 .504/.630 .603 89/.789 0/1 6/7
22.Green G/S/vP 6/.900 2/.000 2/.500 1/no AB 1/.000 ··· 2/2.000 ··· 3/.000 1/3.000 ··· ··· 302/229 .233/.300/.367/.667 .626/.680 .561 40/.589 1/4 6/15
11.Kotchman* G/S/vP 3/1.167 ··· 2/.000 ··· 2/1.000 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/.450 8/1.625 11/.489 4/.000 12/.917 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 73/.923 0/1 16/9
41.Martinez# G/S/vP 15/.575 5/1.100 2/2.000 ··· 6/.666 11/.728 2/.000 5/1.000 9/.777 7/2.357 1/.000 2/.000 557/378 .289/.370/.472/.842 .827/.850 .922 105/.856 1/0 20/6
34.Ortiz* G/S/vP 23/.748 8/.393 3/.333 ··· 7/1.071 14/.539 2/.500 ··· 24/1.315 18/1.007 1/.000 10/.633 509/354 .229/.320/.447/.767 .753/.773 .694 99/.906 0/2 22/1
15.Pedroia G/S/vP 27/.568 8/.708 5/1.400 ··· 9/.889 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 .770 104/.875 17/7 10/6
33.Varitek# G/S/vP 14/.445 12/.083 20/1.017 1/.000 6/.533 6/.333 ··· 2/1.500 19/.544 4/1.833 2/1.000 9/.555 376/267 .219/.327/.420/.747 .851/.711 .635 50/.535 0/0 14/3
20.Youkilis G/S/vP 22/.808 6/1.500 9/.944 ··· 10/.967 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 83/.828 6/2 23/4
IP 164.0 59.1 7.0 26.0 66.0 62.0 146.2 91.1 186.1 21.0 51.2 48.0 TOTAL .267/.349/.453/.803 .811/.799 .754 .836 100/33 169/82
ERA-K/9 3.95/8.2 4.55/9.1 2.57/7.7 3.81/6.2 3.00/4.4 2.47/10.5 3.80/5.6 4.63/7.8 3.86/6.5 5.14/5.1 3.66/9.1 3.56/6.8 4.25/6.9

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 692/.233 251/.244 36/.417 97/.244 271/.242 251/.187 614/.258 407/.256 792/.275 90/.313 229/.286 181/.205 .256
OPS .698 .672 .833 .655 .658 .601 .711 .761 .766 .890 .770 .650 .736
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 364/.623 97/.716 1/2.000 57/.487 135/.654 80/.690 311/.728 89/.725 403/.782 55/.637 87/.920 55/1.037 .728
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 328/.776 154/.644 35/.800 40/.900 136/.661 171/.558 303/.694 318/.771 389/.749 35/1.314 142/.682 126/.480 .743
Home 384/.659 133/.617 21/.952 46/.787 97/.669 128/.653 218/.683 222/.651 429/.706 49/.967 123/.604 90/.728
Last 28d days 95/.907 33/.755 10/.600 28/.729 36/.684 41/.815 132/.714 131/.629 146/.825 17/.728 47/.708 29/.517
HR/SB/CS 22/2/3 4/6/1 0/2/0 3/1/1 5/4/0 7/3/2 14/20/5 13/6/4 25/3/2 4/1/0 7/4/0 8/4/0 148/68/22
Usage ····X··· X·Xo··X· o···o··o X···o··o Xo··o··· o··o··X· ··X····· ···X···· ·X·····X oX·····o ·o··X·X· o··o···o
Rays Batters (5.18 RS/G) vs. RedSox Pitchers (4.50 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 19.Beckett
G/S/vB
60.Bard
G/S/vB
61.Buchholz
G/S/vB
36.Byrd
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
13.Wagner*
G/S/vB
49.Wakefield
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
16.Aybar# G/S/vP 6/1.834 1/no AB ··· ··· 3/1.667 9/.666 4/.250 2/.000 2/1.500 ··· 3/.666 1/5.000 250/156 .251/.341/.428/.769 .809/.746 .812 41/.358 0/0 10/7
8.Bartlett G/S/vP 26/.683 1/2.000 5/.650 19/.436 13/1.338 17/1.029 2/.500 6/.666 3/.000 4/.333 ··· 22/.889 446/305 .340/.400/.526/.927 .982/.902 .876 104/.972 24/5 12/15
5.Burrell G/S/vP 49/.491 ··· ··· 3/.000 5/.200 9/.583 5/.933 3/.000 1/.000 3/.666 17/1.000 9/.708 376/259 .239/.338/.402/.740 .659/.772 .856 86/.893 2/0 12/0
13.Crawford* G/S/vP 32/.744 1/.000 7/.929 20/.600 11/1.536 24/.739 9/.222 13/.481 3/.666 2/1.000 ··· 88/.824 556/377 .312/.366/.459/.826 .747/.864 .846 89/.783 55/11 12/4
26.Gross* G/S/vP 20/.435 ··· 5/.000 ··· 7/.429 3/.000 ··· 5/.000 5/.600 4/.500 ··· 13/.808 282/249 .252/.358/.397/.755 .825/.746 .752 48/.589 6/3 6/3
1.Iwamura* G/S/vP 33/.877 ··· 7/1.000 6/.666 13/.672 27/1.138 4/.833 8/.125 6/.334 2/.000 ··· 32/1.019 186/128 .309/.378/.420/.798 1.038/.686 .751 10/1.114 8/1 1/6
27.Kapler G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 6/.334 1/.000 6/.533 2/2.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 2/.000 23/.961 197/55 .243/.335/.444/.779 .991/.279 .770 37/.711 5/2 6/1
3.Longoria G/S/vP 21/.786 1/5.000 6/.167 ··· 6/.533 15/1.000 7/.286 1/.000 5/.200 3/3.334 ··· 11/1.414 541/379 .270/.353/.506/.859 .870/.855 .779 102/.719 6/0 25/12
30.Navarro# G/S/vP 26/.274 ··· 3/.666 ··· 13/.308 16/.606 5/.000 8/1.000 3/.000 2/.000 ··· 18/.764 348/221 .223/.257/.334/.592 .746/.505 .576 41/.617 4/2 7/5
23.Pena* G/S/vP 25/.558 1/no AB 6/.533 17/.912 9/1.389 28/.953 9/.777 5/1.400 2/3.000 4/.000 ··· 40/.731 544/355 .223/.353/.537/.890 .797/.941 .982 91/1.158 2/3 39/10
2.Upton G/S/vP 18/.833 1/.000 3/1.667 9/.944 9/1.000 25/.628 7/.286 7/.143 4/.250 2/.000 ··· 29/.518 538/372 .239/.312/.367/.679 .540/.738 .711 81/.618 36/13 9/2
9.Zaun# G/S/vP 15/.400 ··· 6/.500 17/.411 7/.143 9/.476 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 3/.333 1/no AB ··· 9/.347 4/.750 7/.629 3/1.167 3/.000 4/.000 2/1.000 ··· 3/.000 472/312 .289/.403/.545/.948 1.045/.899 1.028 96/.847 15/3 23/6
IP 175.1 41.1 51.1 6.0 52.2 173.2 53.2 57.2 57.1 47.0 4.0 115.2 TOTAL .266/.348/.450/.798 .804/.795 .828 .797 167/48 169/90
ERA-K/9 3.80/8.4 3.48/12.0 4.38/6.3 0.00/1.5 3.25/5.8 3.58/10.2 3.19/8.2 1.87/10.3 2.67/6.8 2.68/8.6 0.00/20.2 4.12/5.0 4.28/7.7

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 719/.236 176/.220 230/.270 24/.143 233/.245 696/.242 222/.227 241/.226 247/.225 202/.233 11/.100 501/.264 .264
OPS .681 .662 .754 .440 .682 .666 .655 .652 .695 .678 .382 .723 .750
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 407/.700 79/.805 97/.808 8/.708 120/.511 182/.687 102/.489 127/.601 124/.840 104/.491 4/.750 202/.685 .749
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 312/.656 97/.549 133/.716 16/.321 113/.861 514/.658 120/.806 114/.708 123/.545 98/.881 7/.143 299/.749 .750
Road 359/.730 101/.802 121/.843 / 106/.733 370/.650 134/.578 116/.676 123/.552 99/.709 / 219/.698
Last 28d days 134/.884 44/1.006 134/.626 24/.440 41/.737 105/.539 37/.572 42/.688 51/.907 34/.429 11/.382 27/.605
HR/SB/CS 22/12/2 4/4/0 6/4/0 0/0/0 1/7/1 16/14/6 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····· ··o··X·o X······X X··oo··X X··oX··X ·····oX· ··X·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.