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Game Preview: BOS @ TEX, 8:05pm, Wednesday, July 22, 2009 @Rangers Ballpark in Arlington

RedSox, 55-38, 2nd, 1 GB, 3½ up in WC

SP: Clay Buchholz (24, RHP, 1-0, 1.59)

2009 Gamelogs / 2009 Splits / vs. TEX Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2009 (1-0) 5.2 4 1 1 3 3 0 1.59
2008 (2-9) 76.0 93 63 57 41 72 11 6.75
2007 (3-1) 22.2 14 6 4 10 22 0 1.59
Last 7 GS 1-5 33.1 42 32 27 18 25 8 7.29 38
2009-07-17 @TOR W 5.2 4 1 1 3 3 0 103 57
2008-08-20 @BAL L 2.1 3 5 5 3 0 0 60 28
2008-08-10 @CHW L 3.0 7 5 5 2 4 3 74 27
2008-08-04 @KCR L 6.0 7 4 4 3 4 1 93 43
2008-07-29 LAA L 6.1 6 6 5 3 5 1 90 41
2008-07-23 @SEA ND 5.1 7 3 3 2 7 2 98 47
2008-07-18 @LAA L 4.2 8 8 4 2 2 1 83 24
Last 5 v.TEX 1-0 6.0 5 0 0 2 6 0 0.00 66
2008-04-21 TEX W 6.0 5 0 0 2 6 0 103 66
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   31-14   Road:   24-24   ExtrInn: 4-3 
 vsRHP:  34-26   vsLHP:  21-12   1-Run:  15-13
 vsEast: 23-11   vsCntrl:13-5    vsWest:  8-15 IL:11-7 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 93 Tue, Jul 21  @TEX  L   2-4       55-38  2nd  1.0 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
 Last 10: 5-5    Last 20:10-10   Last 30:17-13
Rangers, 51-41, 2nd, 3 GB, 3½ GB in WC

SP: Vicente Padilla (31, RHP, 7-5, 4.67)

2009 Gamelogs / 2009 Splits / vs. BOS Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2009 (7-5) 96.1 107 52 50 39 52 8 4.67
2008 (14-8) 171.0 185 100 90 65 127 26 4.74
2007 (6-10) 120.1 146 88 77 50 71 16 5.76
Last 7 GS 4-2 43.0 50 18 17 15 25 4 3.56 50
2009-07-17 MIN L 7.0 11 5 5 0 3 1 106 38
2009-07-08 @LAA W 6.0 8 1 1 1 4 0 100 55
2009-06-29 LAA L 5.0 10 5 5 2 5 2 97 30
2009-06-24 @ARI W 7.0 6 1 1 2 3 0 109 62
2009-06-18 HOU ND 6.0 7 3 3 3 4 0 107 47
2009-06-12 LAD W 5.0 4 0 0 3 2 0 108 58
2009-06-07 @BOS W 7.0 4 3 2 4 4 1 99 59
Last 5 v.BOS 2-2 32.1 26 16 14 11 23 4 3.90 54
2009-06-07 @BOS W 7.0 4 3 2 4 4 1 99 59
2007-05-26 BOS L 5.1 5 6 5 3 4 0 100 37
2007-04-08 BOS L 7.0 4 3 3 1 4 2 98 60
2006-06-09 @BOS ND 7.0 9 3 3 1 6 1 94 52
2006-04-04 BOS W 6.0 4 1 1 2 5 0 95 63
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   31-19   Road:   20-22   ExtrInn: 6-3 
 vsRHP:  32-27   vsLHP:  19-14   1-Run:  14-9 
 vsEast: 15-12   vsCntrl: 9-12   vsWest: 18-8  IL: 9-9 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 92 Tue, Jul 21   BOS  W   4-2       51-41  2nd  3.0 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
 Last 10: 5-5    Last 20:11-9    Last 30:16-14
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Mon, Jul 20, 2009 TEX  6  BOS  3        W:Kevin Millwood (9-7), L: John Smoltz (1-3), S: C.J. Wilson (8)
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)
Season Series: 2009 - TEX leads 4-1; 2008 - BOS won 9-1; 2007 - BOS won 6-4; All-Time - BOS leads 318-277

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  5.50

FLA  4.50

SDP  3.70

RA/G

SFG  3.72

PHI  4.64

WSN  5.66

BA

I. Suzuki  .363

P. Feliz  .288

R. Cedeno  .185

OBP

M. Ramirez  .466

N. Swisher  .362

R. Cedeno  .238

SLG

A. Pujols  .726

M. Tejada  .468

N. Punto  .251

OPS

A. Pujols  1.182

R. Cano  .821

B. Giles  .548

ERA

D. Haren  1.96

S. Feldman  3.87

J. Geer  6.02

K/9IP

J. Verlander  10.79

K. Kawakami  6.71

J. Pineiro  3.75

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RedSox Batters (5.13 RS/G) vs. Rangers Pitchers (4.49 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 44.Padilla
G/S/vB
55.Eyre
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 4/1.167 ··· 2/.500 1/.000 2/1.000 1/.000 1/.000 104/32 .266/.337/.436/.773 .837/.629 .778 29/.695 0/0 4/2
44.Bay G/S/vP 9/.222 1/5.000 1/.000 2/2.500 3/.666 1/.000 2/.500 392/278 .255/.372/.512/.885 .919/.871 .863 88/.527 11/2 20/0
7.Drew* G/S/vP 23/1.110 2/no AB 3/4.000 3/.666 ··· 2/.500 3/.667 332/251 .239/.364/.453/.817 .728/.846 .801 86/.689 2/2 12/1
46.Ellsbury* G/S/vP 3/.000 2/no AB ··· 1/.000 3/.333 2/3.500 1/.000 375/255 .293/.342/.393/.735 .712/.746 .758 79/.611 41/7 5/1
22.Green G/S/vP 7/1.143 ··· ··· ··· 2/.000 ··· ··· 241/179 .249/.317/.382/.699 .641/.720 .576 65/.413 1/4 4/9
11.Kotsay* G/S/vP 30/1.125 2/.000 7/1.417 8/.625 ··· ··· 4/.833 75/65 .271/.307/.343/.650 .400/.690 .610 46/.659 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 43/.501 3/.000 3/.333 1/.000 2/2.500 2/.000 3/.000 294/206 .289/.327/.473/.799 .890/.762 .735 16/.775 0/1 10/9
12.Lowrie# G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 27/18 .080/.148/.200/.348 .905/.111 .419 7/.714 0/0 1/1
34.Ortiz* G/S/vP 18/1.311 3/.333 3/no AB 3/.000 2/2.000 1/.000 5/.400 357/242 .224/.314/.416/.729 .733/.727 .612 89/.877 0/2 12/1
15.Pedroia G/S/vP 3/.333 2/.000 1/.000 1/3.000 3/.666 4/.833 2/2.500 409/288 .302/.377/.424/.801 .816/.795 .742 96/.936 14/5 4/5
33.Varitek# G/S/vP 8/.708 2/2.500 1/.000 14/.468 2/1.000 ··· ··· 284/199 .234/.345/.469/.814 .974/.758 .747 70/.869 0/0 13/2
20.Youkilis G/S/vP 14/1.167 1/.000 3/2.500 2/2.000 3/.000 4/.500 3/.333 338/236 .304/.420/.575/.995 1.095/.953 1.018 93/.904 4/1 17/3
IP 96.1 5.1 32.1 28.2 64.1 34.2 43.0 TOTAL .263/.348/.442/.790 .831/.772 .747 .722 77/25 110/58
ERA-K/9 4.67/4.9 5.06/1.7 4.18/7.8 3.77/5.0 6.02/7.0 1.82/8.3 2.93/8.2 4.30/5.7

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 424/.286 21/.294 150/.281 120/.255 291/.307 136/.225 179/.231 .263
OPS .762 .871 .786 .759 .894 .611 .671 .758
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 242/.887 9/1.016 67/.783 44/1.019 90/.799 40/.933 60/.501 .765
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 182/.603 12/.764 83/.786 76/.605 201/.935 96/.473 119/.751 .752
Home 239/.867 19/.978 91/.859 85/.903 163/1.076 73/.479 93/.491
Last 28d days 108/.884 3/.000 30/.393 30/.322 100/.950 37/.658 58/.547
HR/SB/CS 8/2/4 0/0/0 3/4/1 4/2/2 12/6/0 3/6/1 3/2/1 102/62/23
Usage ····X··· ········ ···X···· ·Xo·X··· ··X····· oXo·o··· XXX·····
Rangers Batters (4.88 RS/G) vs. RedSox Pitchers (4.30 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS
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 1/no AB 1/.000 ··· ··· 2/1.000 ··· ··· 281/195 .249/.313/.341/.654 .751/.613 .726 70/.521 18/2 3/12
9.Blalock* G/S/vP 3/.666 ··· 4/.500 ··· 2/1.000 4/1.000 10/.875 2/1.000 1/.000 297/219 .255/.300/.527/.827 .595/.914 .768 82/.870 2/0 19/3
22.Byrd G/S/vP ··· ··· 2/2.500 1/.000 1/.000 2/.000 10/.600 3/.000 1/.000 329/226 .280/.319/.457/.776 .739/.793 .874 95/.819 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 58/.910 13/2 23/3
32.Hamilton* G/S/vP 3/.000 ··· 4/1.500 ··· 2/.000 ··· 3/1.167 4/.750 1/.000 185/132 .243/.292/.432/.724 .851/.672 .665 47/.662 5/0 7/0
25.Jones G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/2.000 ··· 1/.000 2/.000 50/1.180 2/.000 2/.500 215/116 .225/.335/.516/.851 .800/.887 .892 69/.807 5/0 14/0
5.Kinsler G/S/vP 3/.000 1/.000 4/.000 2/1.500 3/.000 3/.666 3/1.666 ··· ··· 414/294 .248/.322/.490/.812 1.114/.687 .936 97/.618 20/2 22/6
7.Murphy* G/S/vP 2/1.000 ··· 1/no AB 1/2.000 1/.000 2/.000 3/.000 1/.000 1/.000 244/201 .284/.368/.462/.829 .608/.876 .895 68/1.144 5/4 8/1
21.Saltalamacchia# G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 ··· 2/1.500 ··· ··· 4/1.000 1/.000 2/.000 266/182 .245/.295/.376/.671 .682/.666 .759 63/.618 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 ··· ··· 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 3/1.667 ··· 8/1.071 3/.000 4/.000 4/.000 11/1.045 5/.200 1/.000 394/285 .311/.365/.494/.860 .890/.848 .901 100/.817 6/2 12/6
IP 5.2 26.0 35.0 68.0 39.0 40.0 98.2 39.2 31.2 TOTAL .255/.316/.453/.770 .759/.774 .820 .762 78/15 139/62
ERA-K/9 1.59/4.7 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 4.08/7.7

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 24/.200 107/.185 157/.252 296/.281 160/.210 173/.225 441/.293 159/.193 141/.252 .260
OPS .592 .528 .672 .766 .642 .652 .814 .602 .735 .730
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 8/1.250 54/.584 84/.631 148/.866 77/.455 100/.529 228/.816 77/.640 75/.530 .727
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 16/.188 53/.470 73/.719 148/.669 83/.829 73/.816 213/.811 82/.568 66/.973 .733
Road 24/.592 68/.609 76/.747 172/.808 93/.571 90/.753 221/.863 85/.466 70/.796
Last 28d days 24/.592 35/.243 29/.665 51/.927 33/.785 39/.645 95/.771 35/.698 31/1.019
HR/SB/CS 0/0/0 0/2/0 0/3/1 7/7/4 5/0/0 4/8/1 11/16/1 4/4/0 4/5/1 80/84/17
Usage ····X··· ····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.