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Game Preview: BOS @ TEX, 8:05pm, Monday, July 20, 2009 @Rangers Ballpark in Arlington

RedSox, 55-36, 1st, 1 up

SP: John Smoltz (42, RHP, 1-2, 5.40)

2009 Gamelogs / 2009 Splits / vs. TEX Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2009 (1-2) 20.0 24 12 12 4 17 0 5.40
2008 (3-2) 28.0 25 8 8 8 36 2 2.57
2007 (14-8) 205.2 196 78 71 47 197 18 3.11
Last 7 GS 2-4 36.0 39 17 17 8 42 2 4.25 52
2009-07-11 KCR W 5.0 4 1 1 1 7 0 97 61
2009-07-06 OAK L 6.0 10 5 5 1 3 0 99 34
2009-06-30 @BAL ND 4.0 3 1 1 1 2 0 52 53
2009-06-25 @WSN L 5.0 7 5 5 1 5 0 92 37
2008-04-27 @NYM L 4.0 7 4 4 2 5 2 83 35
2008-04-22 WSN L 7.0 5 1 1 0 10 0 105 73
2008-04-17 @FLA W 5.0 3 0 0 2 10 0 81 69
Has never faced TEX.
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   31-14   Road:   24-22   ExtrInn: 4-3 
 vsRHP:  34-24   vsLHP:  21-12   1-Run:  15-13
 vsEast: 23-11   vsCntrl:13-5    vsWest:  8-13 IL:11-7 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 91 Sun, Jul 19  @TOR  L   1-3       55-36  1st  1.0 up
 90 Sat, Jul 18  @TOR  L   2-6       55-35  1st  2.0 up
 89 Fri, Jul 17  @TOR  W   4-1       55-34  1st  3.0 up
 88 Sun, Jul 12   KCR  W   6-0       54-34  1st  3.0 up
 87 Sat, Jul 11   KCR  W  15-9       53-34  1st  2.0 up
 86 Fri, Jul 10   KCR  W   1-0       52-34  1st  1.0 up
 85 Thu, Jul  9   KCR  L   6-8       51-34  1st    Tied
 84 Wed, Jul  8   OAK  W   5-4       51-33  1st  1.0 up
 83 Tue, Jul  7   OAK  W   5-2       50-33  1st  1.0 up
 82 Mon, Jul  6   OAK  L   0-6       49-33  1st  1.0 up
 Last 10: 6-4    Last 20:11-9    Last 30:18-12
Rangers, 49-41, 2nd, 3 GB, 4½ GB in WC

SP: Kevin Millwood (34, RHP, 8-7, 3.46)

2009 Gamelogs / 2009 Splits / vs. BOS Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2009 (8-7) 130.0 124 54 50 44 79 17 3.46
2008 (9-10) 168.2 220 104 95 49 125 18 5.07
2007 (10-14) 172.2 213 111 99 67 123 19 5.16
Last 7 GS 3-3 45.0 44 23 22 17 31 5 4.40 50
2009-07-11 @SEA L 6.0 6 4 4 2 5 2 114 47
2009-07-06 @LAA L 5.0 9 9 9 3 0 1 78 10
2009-07-01 LAA ND 6.1 8 4 4 3 4 0 104 42
2009-06-26 SDP W 6.0 4 2 2 3 5 1 113 58
2009-06-21 @SFG L 7.0 8 3 2 3 10 0 119 58
2009-06-16 HOU W 7.0 4 1 1 3 6 1 115 68
2009-06-11 TOR W 7.2 5 0 0 0 1 0 105 70
Last 5 v.BOS 2-1 31.0 41 15 13 12 24 2 3.77 48
2009-06-05 @BOS W 7.0 7 1 0 4 5 0 117 62
2008-09-05 BOS L 6.0 9 7 6 1 4 1 86 31
2008-04-20 @BOS ND 6.0 10 2 2 2 7 0 109 49
2007-04-07 BOS W 6.0 8 3 3 3 3 0 104 44
2006-06-11 @BOS ND 6.0 7 2 2 2 5 1 104 53
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   29-19   Road:   20-22   ExtrInn: 6-3 
 vsRHP:  30-27   vsLHP:  19-14   1-Run:  14-9 
 vsEast: 13-12   vsCntrl: 9-12   vsWest: 18-8  IL: 9-9 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 90 Sun, Jul 19   MIN  W   5-3 (12)  49-41  2nd  3.0 gb
 89 Sat, Jul 18   MIN  L   1-4       48-41  2nd  3.0 gb
 88 Fri, Jul 17   MIN  L   3-5       48-40  2nd  2.0 gb
 87 Sun, Jul 12  @SEA  L   3-5       48-39  2nd  1.5 gb
 86 Sat, Jul 11  @SEA  L   1-4       48-38  2nd  0.5 gb
 85 Fri, Jul 10  @SEA  W   6-4       48-37  1st  0.5 up
 84 Thu, Jul  9  @SEA  L   1-3       47-37  1st  0.5 up
 83 Wed, Jul  8  @LAA  W   8-1       47-36  1st  1.0 up
 82 Tue, Jul  7  @LAA  W   8-5       46-36  1st    Tied
 81 Mon, Jul  6  @LAA  L   4-9       45-36  2nd  1.0 gb
 Last 10: 4-6    Last 20:11-9    Last 30:14-16
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Sun, Jun 07, 2009 TEX  6 @BOS  3        W:Vicente Padilla (4-3), L: Daisuke Matsuzaka (1-4), S: C.J. Wilson (5)
Sat, Jun 06, 2009 BOS  8  TEX  1        W:Jon Lester (5-5), L: Derek Holland (1-3), S: none
Fri, Jun 05, 2009 TEX  5 @BOS  1        W:Kevin Millwood (5-4), L: Brad Penny (5-2), S: none

Sun, Sep 07, 2008 BOS  7 @TEX  2        W:Paul Byrd (11-11), L: Brandon McCarthy (1-1), S: none
Sat, Sep 06, 2008 TEX 15  BOS  8        W:Matt Harrison (7-3), L: Tim Wakefield (8-10), S: none
Fri, Sep 05, 2008 BOS  8 @TEX  1        W:Josh Beckett (12-9), L: Kevin Millwood (9-8), S: none
Thu, Aug 14, 2008 BOS 10  TEX  0        W:Daisuke Matsuzaka (14-2), L: Tommy Hunter (0-2), S: none
Wed, Aug 13, 2008 BOS  8  TEX  4        W:Jon Lester (11-4), L: Luis Mendoza (3-6), S: none
Tue, Aug 12, 2008 BOS 19  TEX 17        W:Hideki Okajima (3-2), L: Frank Francisco (2-4), S: Jonathan Papelbon (32)
Mon, Apr 21, 2008 BOS  8  TEX  3        W:Clay Buchholz (1-1), L: Dustin Nippert (1-2), S: none
Season Series: 2009 - TEX leads 2-1; 2008 - BOS won 9-1; 2007 - BOS won 6-4; All-Time - BOS leads 318-275

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

NYY  5.58

FLA  4.57

SDP  3.75

RA/G

SFG  3.64

CHW  4.62

WSN  5.60

BA

J. Mauer  .367

S. Choo  .287

R. Cedeno  .183

OBP

A. Pujols  .458

H. Pence  .361

R. Cedeno  .238

SLG

A. Pujols  .736

L. Overbay  .470

N. Punto  .231

OPS

A. Pujols  1.194

J. Varitek  .821

B. Giles  .548

ERA

D. Haren  1.96

U. Jimenez  3.82

J. Geer  6.02

K/9IP

J. Verlander  10.79

R. Wolf  6.79

J. Pineiro  3.75

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

RedSox Batters (5.19 RS/G) vs. Rangers Pitchers (4.53 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 33.Millwood
G/S/vB
50.Francisco
G/S/vB
49.Grilli
G/S/vB
18.Guardado*
G/S/vB
45.Holland*
G/S/vB
56.O'Day
G/S/vB
36.Wilson*
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
5.Baldelli G/S/vP 4/2.250 ··· 2/.500 1/.000 2/1.000 1/.000 ··· 103/32 .269/.340/.441/.781 .849/.629 .792 30/.741 0/0 4/2
44.Bay G/S/vP 10/.800 2/1.000 1/.000 2/2.500 3/.666 1/.000 1/no AB 384/271 .258/.378/.522/.900 .928/.888 .891 86/.659 10/1 20/0
7.Drew* G/S/vP 32/.919 1/.000 3/4.000 2/1.000 ··· 2/.500 3/.667 325/245 .244/.369/.463/.832 .738/.863 .828 84/.724 2/2 12/1
46.Ellsbury* G/S/vP 11/.964 2/.500 ··· 1/.000 3/.333 1/5.000 1/.000 367/247 .297/.347/.399/.747 .712/.762 .779 76/.801 40/7 5/1
22.Green G/S/vP 5/.500 ··· ··· ··· 2/.000 ··· ··· 238/176 .252/.321/.388/.709 .641/.733 .593 67/.451 1/4 4/9
11.Kotsay* G/S/vP 56/.744 3/.666 7/1.417 8/.625 ··· ··· 4/.833 72/62 .269/.306/.343/.649 .400/.691 .604 44/.643 2/1 1/0
16.Kottaras* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 91/70 .213/.275/.363/.637 .308/.729 .493 20/.413 0/0 1/1
25.Lowell G/S/vP 66/.935 4/1.417 3/.333 ··· 2/2.500 2/.000 2/.000 290/204 .286/.324/.473/.797 .912/.750 .729 18/.646 0/1 10/9
12.Lowrie# G/S/vP 7/.619 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 24/15 .091/.167/.227/.394 .905/.133 .530 4/1.250 0/0 1/1
34.Ortiz* G/S/vP 26/1.196 3/.667 3/no AB 3/.000 2/2.000 1/.000 4/.500 349/235 .223/.315/.415/.730 .739/.725 .609 81/.897 0/2 12/1
15.Pedroia G/S/vP 11/.495 3/1.500 1/.000 1/3.000 3/.666 3/1.167 2/2.500 401/280 .303/.380/.428/.808 .816/.804 .752 94/1.002 14/5 4/5
33.Varitek# G/S/vP 29/1.004 4/1.500 1/.000 13/.508 2/1.000 ··· ··· 278/194 .236/.349/.472/.821 .987/.762 .758 69/.873 0/0 13/2
20.Youkilis G/S/vP 15/1.183 4/2.417 3/2.500 2/2.000 3/.000 3/.000 3/.333 330/228 .298/.418/.574/.992 1.095/.946 1.013 91/.896 4/1 17/3
IP 130.0 27.2 32.1 27.2 64.1 33.0 40.2 TOTAL .264/.350/.446/.796 .837/.778 .757 .765 75/24 110/56
ERA-K/9 3.46/5.5 2.28/10.4 4.18/7.8 3.90/4.9 6.02/7.0 1.64/8.7 2.88/8.0 4.35/5.7

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 551/.249 109/.180 150/.281 114/.270 269/.306 128/.221 169/.247 .265
OPS .729 .588 .786 .802 .888 .608 .714 .763
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 263/.725 53/.492 67/.783 41/1.099 81/.831 38/.930 56/.541 .773
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 288/.732 56/.680 83/.786 73/.632 188/.913 90/.469 113/.794 .755
Home 288/.690 51/.509 91/.859 79/.976 141/1.091 65/.457 83/.554
Last 28d days 110/.851 30/1.000 30/.393 24/.411 78/.945 29/.656 48/.670
HR/SB/CS 17/13/3 4/0/0 3/4/1 4/2/2 11/6/0 3/5/1 3/2/1 101/61/22
Usage ········ ········ ·X······ o·X····· X······X o·o····o X······X
Rangers Batters (4.88 RS/G) vs. RedSox Pitchers (4.29 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 29.Smoltz
G/S/vB
60.Bard
G/S/vB
17.Delcarmen
G/S/vB
63.Masterson
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
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
1.Andrus G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 2/1.000 ··· ··· 272/189 .255/.318/.350/.668 .771/.624 .758 65/.531 17/2 3/12
9.Blalock* G/S/vP ··· ··· 4/.500 ··· 2/1.000 4/1.000 10/.875 2/1.000 ··· 288/215 .256/.302/.534/.836 .636/.908 .781 73/.911 2/0 19/3
22.Byrd G/S/vP 9/.444 ··· 2/2.500 ··· 1/.000 2/.000 10/.600 3/.000 1/.000 320/221 .281/.322/.464/.786 .728/.812 .898 90/.875 3/1 8/2
17.Cruz G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 1/.000 4/1.750 1/2.000 3/.000 1/no AB ··· 336/244 .266/.327/.548/.875 .680/.948 .921 62/.850 13/2 23/3
32.Hamilton* G/S/vP ··· ··· 4/1.500 ··· 2/.000 ··· 3/1.167 4/.750 ··· 176/126 .250/.301/.444/.745 .905/.680 .696 38/.742 5/0 7/0
25.Jones G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/2.000 ··· 1/.000 2/.000 50/1.180 2/.000 1/.000 206/110 .233/.335/.534/.869 .812/.909 .926 60/.857 3/0 14/0
5.Kinsler G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 3/.000 2/1.500 3/.000 3/.666 3/1.666 ··· ··· 404/287 .249/.325/.482/.807 1.098/.686 .932 92/.560 19/2 22/6
7.Murphy* G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/no AB ··· 1/.000 2/.000 3/.000 1/.000 1/.000 235/196 .270/.356/.435/.791 .529/.843 .823 64/.982 5/4 7/1
21.Saltalamacchia# G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/3.000 ··· ··· 4/1.000 1/.000 2/.000 257/176 .239/.292/.361/.653 .674/.643 .727 58/.559 0/2 6/6
2.Teagarden G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/5.000 ··· ··· 1/2.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· 87/69 .228/.279/.342/.621 .686/.603 .621 23/.672 0/0 1/3
13.Vizquel# G/S/vP 20/.400 ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 35/.779 3/1.167 10/.200 91/76 .288/.352/.375/.727 1.000/.667 .755 20/.707 4/0 0/0
10.Young G/S/vP ··· ··· 8/1.071 3/.000 4/.000 4/.000 11/1.045 5/.200 ··· 385/279 .307/.361/.483/.844 .903/.822 .873 95/.778 6/2 11/6
IP 20.0 26.0 34.2 67.0 39.0 40.0 98.2 39.2 30.2 TOTAL .255/.316/.452/.768 .762/.770 .819 .746 77/15 134/59
ERA-K/9 5.40/7.7 2.42/11.1 2.34/6.2 4.84/8.1 3.23/8.8 1.80/9.2 5.02/5.9 2.27/6.6 3.52/8.2 4.06/7.7

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 89/.289 107/.185 152/.252 292/.281 160/.210 173/.225 441/.293 159/.193 137/.259 .260
OPS .723 .528 .673 .770 .642 .652 .814 .602 .748 .729
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 46/.760 54/.584 83/.639 146/.864 77/.455 100/.529 228/.816 77/.640 73/.546 .719
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 43/.683 53/.470 69/.712 146/.679 83/.829 73/.816 213/.811 82/.568 64/.980 .737
Road 39/.722 68/.609 71/.753 168/.817 93/.571 90/.753 221/.863 85/.466 66/.827
Last 28d days 89/.723 40/.346 26/.664 47/.966 35/.739 39/.645 120/.763 35/.698 31/1.019
HR/SB/CS 0/1/0 0/2/0 0/3/1 7/7/4 5/0/0 4/8/1 11/16/1 4/4/0 4/4/1 77/81/17
Usage ········ ··X····· o······· ·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.