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Game Preview: BOS @ TEX, 8:05pm, Tuesday, July 21, 2009 @Rangers Ballpark in Arlington

RedSox, 55-37, 1st, Tied

SP: Josh Beckett (29, RHP, 11-3, 3.35)

2009 Gamelogs / 2009 Splits / vs. TEX Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2009 (11-3) 121.0 104 52 45 35 110 10 3.35
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 5-1 50.2 38 14 13 5 42 4 2.31 65
2009-07-12 KCR W 9.0 3 0 0 0 7 0 94 88
2009-07-07 OAK W 6.2 6 2 2 1 4 1 107 57
2009-07-01 @BAL ND 7.0 6 5 5 2 5 2 107 48
2009-06-26 @ATL W 7.0 6 0 0 0 6 0 98 71
2009-06-20 ATL W 9.0 5 0 0 0 7 0 94 84
2009-06-14 @PHI L 6.0 11 7 6 0 5 1 105 29
2009-06-09 NYY W 6.0 1 0 0 2 8 0 93 76
Last 5 v.TEX 2-1 22.1 26 10 9 4 23 2 3.63 52
2008-09-05 @TEX W 5.0 4 0 0 0 7 0 80 66
2007-06-30 TEX L 5.0 10 5 5 0 4 1 92 31
2006-06-11 TEX ND 5.1 5 4 3 3 7 1 112 48
2006-04-05 @TEX W 7.0 7 1 1 1 5 0 109 63
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   31-14   Road:   24-23   ExtrInn: 4-3 
 vsRHP:  34-25   vsLHP:  21-12   1-Run:  15-13
 vsEast: 23-11   vsCntrl:13-5    vsWest:  8-14 IL:11-7 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 92 Mon, Jul 20  @TEX  L   3-6       55-37  1st    Tied
 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
 Last 10: 6-4    Last 20:11-9    Last 30:17-13
Rangers, 50-41, 2nd, 2½ GB

SP: Tommy Hunter (22, RHP, 1-1, 2.35)

2009 Gamelogs / 2009 Splits / vs. BOS Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2009 (1-1) 23.0 21 6 6 9 13 2 2.35
2008 (0-2) 11.0 23 20 20 3 9 4 16.36
Last 7 GS 1-3 34.0 44 26 26 12 22 6 6.88 41
2009-07-09 @SEA ND 6.0 4 0 0 3 4 0 104 65
2009-07-03 TBR W 5.1 3 1 1 3 5 0 90 60
2009-06-28 SDP L 6.1 7 2 2 0 3 1 94 54
2009-05-29 OAK ND 5.1 7 3 3 3 1 1 90 40
2008-08-14 @BOS L 1.2 7 9 9 1 1 1 50 5
2008-08-06 NYY L 4.1 8 5 5 0 4 1 77 31
2008-08-01 TOR ND 5.0 8 6 6 2 4 2 87 29
Last 5 v.BOS 0-1 1.2 7 9 9 1 1 1 48.60 5
2008-08-14 @BOS L 1.2 7 9 9 1 1 1 50 5
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   30-19   Road:   20-22   ExtrInn: 6-3 
 vsRHP:  31-27   vsLHP:  19-14   1-Run:  14-9 
 vsEast: 14-12   vsCntrl: 9-12   vsWest: 18-8  IL: 9-9 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 91 Mon, Jul 20   BOS  W   6-3       50-41  2nd  2.5 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
 Last 10: 5-5    Last 20:11-9    Last 30:15-15
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 3-1; 2008 - BOS won 9-1; 2007 - BOS won 6-4; All-Time - BOS leads 318-276

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  5.54

FLA  4.52

SDP  3.72

RA/G

SFG  3.64

CIN  4.64

WSN  5.66

BA

I. Suzuki  .363

P. Feliz  .287

R. Cedeno  .185

OBP

M. Ramirez  .465

N. Swisher  .362

R. Cedeno  .238

SLG

A. Pujols  .730

R. Zimmerman  .467

N. Punto  .258

OPS

A. Pujols  1.186

J. Drew  .821

B. Giles  .548

ERA

D. Haren  1.96

U. Jimenez  3.82

J. Geer  6.02

K/9IP

J. Verlander  10.79

B. Zito  6.73

J. Pineiro  3.75

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RedSox Batters (5.16 RS/G) vs. Rangers Pitchers (4.52 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 35.Hunter
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 ··· ··· 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 2/1.000 2/1.000 1/.000 2/2.500 3/.666 1/.000 1/no AB 388/275 .255/.374/.516/.889 .928/.873 .871 90/.627 10/2 20/0
7.Drew* G/S/vP 2/.000 1/.000 3/4.000 2/1.000 ··· 2/.500 3/.667 329/249 .241/.365/.456/.821 .738/.848 .807 88/.688 2/2 12/1
46.Ellsbury* G/S/vP ··· 2/.500 ··· 1/.000 3/.333 1/5.000 1/.000 371/251 .294/.343/.395/.738 .712/.750 .763 80/.757 41/7 5/1
22.Green G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· 2/.000 ··· ··· 241/179 .249/.317/.382/.699 .641/.720 .576 70/.430 1/4 4/9
11.Kotsay* G/S/vP ··· 3/.666 7/1.417 8/.625 ··· ··· 4/.833 75/65 .271/.307/.343/.650 .400/.690 .610 47/.645 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 ··· 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 1/2.000 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 24/15 .091/.167/.227/.394 .905/.133 .530 4/1.250 0/0 1/1
34.Ortiz* G/S/vP 2/2.500 3/.667 3/no AB 3/.000 2/2.000 1/.000 4/.500 353/239 .224/.314/.414/.729 .739/.723 .608 85/.883 0/2 12/1
15.Pedroia G/S/vP 2/1.500 3/1.500 1/.000 1/3.000 3/.666 3/1.167 2/2.500 405/284 .305/.381/.429/.810 .816/.807 .757 98/1.002 14/5 4/5
33.Varitek# G/S/vP 1/no AB 4/1.500 1/.000 13/.508 2/1.000 ··· ··· 281/197 .233/.345/.466/.811 .987/.749 .741 72/.831 0/0 13/2
20.Youkilis G/S/vP 2/2.500 4/2.417 3/2.500 2/2.000 3/.000 3/.000 3/.333 334/232 .301/.419/.576/.995 1.095/.952 1.019 95/.912 4/1 17/3
IP 23.0 27.2 32.1 28.2 64.1 33.2 42.0 TOTAL .263/.349/.443/.792 .837/.773 .751 .750 76/24 110/57
ERA-K/9 2.35/5.1 2.28/10.4 4.18/7.8 3.77/5.0 6.02/7.0 1.87/8.5 2.79/8.1 4.32/5.7

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 96/.244 109/.180 150/.281 117/.262 291/.307 132/.216 175/.237 .264
OPS .688 .588 .786 .780 .894 .598 .687 .760
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 51/.834 53/.492 67/.783 43/1.044 90/.799 38/.930 59/.510 .767
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 45/.530 56/.680 83/.786 74/.623 201/.935 94/.461 116/.772 .754
Home 72/.744 51/.509 91/.859 82/.938 163/1.076 69/.446 89/.515
Last 28d days 70/.607 30/1.000 30/.393 27/.361 100/.950 33/.613 54/.590
HR/SB/CS 2/4/0 4/0/0 3/4/1 4/2/2 12/6/0 3/5/1 3/2/1 102/61/22
Usage ········ ··X····· Xo·X···· ·X······ Xo·o···· XX······
Rangers Batters (4.89 RS/G) vs. RedSox Pitchers (4.30 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 19.Beckett
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 ··· ··· 277/191 .252/.314/.346/.659 .751/.619 .738 70/.503 17/2 3/12
9.Blalock* G/S/vP 8/.661 ··· 4/.500 ··· 2/1.000 4/1.000 10/.875 2/1.000 ··· 293/215 .251/.297/.524/.821 .595/.908 .756 78/.849 2/0 19/3
22.Byrd G/S/vP 22/.899 ··· 2/2.500 ··· 1/.000 2/.000 10/.600 3/.000 1/.000 325/222 .283/.323/.463/.786 .739/.808 .895 95/.870 3/1 8/2
17.Cruz G/S/vP 2/.000 ··· 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 2/1.000 ··· 4/1.500 ··· 2/.000 ··· 3/1.167 4/.750 ··· 181/128 .242/.293/.430/.723 .851/.669 .661 43/.652 5/0 7/0
25.Jones G/S/vP 36/.583 ··· 1/2.000 ··· 1/.000 2/.000 50/1.180 2/.000 1/.000 211/112 .229/.336/.525/.862 .800/.907 .911 65/.836 4/0 14/0
5.Kinsler G/S/vP 2/1.500 1/.000 3/.000 2/1.500 3/.000 3/.666 3/1.666 ··· ··· 410/290 .251/.325/.496/.821 1.114/.698 .955 98/.633 19/2 22/6
7.Murphy* G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/no AB ··· 1/.000 2/.000 3/.000 1/.000 1/.000 240/197 .279/.366/.446/.812 .608/.856 .862 69/1.041 5/4 8/1
21.Saltalamacchia# G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/3.000 ··· ··· 4/1.000 1/.000 2/.000 262/178 .241/.292/.361/.653 .682/.639 .726 63/.564 0/2 7/6
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 7/.286 ··· 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 12/.166 ··· 8/1.071 3/.000 4/.000 4/.000 11/1.045 5/.200 ··· 390/281 .306/.362/.480/.842 .890/.823 .868 100/.772 6/2 12/6
IP 121.0 26.0 35.0 68.0 39.0 40.0 98.2 39.2 31.2 TOTAL .255/.316/.451/.767 .759/.771 .816 .744 77/15 136/62
ERA-K/9 3.35/8.2 2.42/11.1 2.31/6.4 4.76/8.2 3.23/8.8 1.80/9.2 5.02/5.9 2.27/6.6 3.41/8.2 4.05/7.7

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 497/.230 107/.185 155/.254 292/.281 160/.210 173/.225 441/.293 159/.193 137/.259 .260
OPS .634 .528 .673 .770 .642 .652 .814 .602 .748 .728
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 294/.674 54/.584 84/.631 146/.864 77/.455 100/.529 228/.816 77/.640 73/.546 .720
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 203/.577 53/.470 71/.721 146/.679 83/.829 73/.816 213/.811 82/.568 64/.980 .734
Road 250/.730 68/.609 74/.750 168/.817 93/.571 90/.753 221/.863 85/.466 66/.827
Last 28d days 112/.564 40/.346 29/.665 47/.966 35/.739 39/.645 120/.763 35/.698 31/1.019
HR/SB/CS 10/9/1 0/2/0 0/3/1 7/7/4 5/0/0 4/8/1 11/16/1 4/4/0 4/4/1 77/83/17
Usage ········ ···X···· oo······ o·X····· ···X···· ···o···· ··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.