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Game Preview: BOS @ TEX, 8:05pm, Friday, August 14, 2009 @Rangers Ballpark in Arlington

RedSox, 65-49, 2nd, 6½ GB, ½ up in WC

SP: Jon Lester (25, LHP, 9-7, 3.67)

2009 Gamelogs / 2009 Splits / vs. TEX Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2009 (9-7) 147.0 140 63 60 46 165 14 3.67
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 2-1 47.2 40 15 12 16 51 1 2.27 61
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
2009-07-19 @TOR L 7.0 5 3 3 4 6 0 112 57
2009-07-10 KCR W 8.0 4 0 0 2 8 0 115 80
2009-07-05 SEA ND 6.2 8 4 1 3 9 0 122 54
Last 5 v.TEX 2-0 27.0 24 10 10 9 26 2 3.33 58
2009-06-06 TEX W 9.0 2 1 1 2 11 0 107 88
2008-08-13 TEX W 7.1 7 3 3 1 6 1 108 57
2008-04-19 TEX ND 6.1 10 3 3 2 5 1 106 44
2006-06-10 TEX ND 4.1 5 3 3 4 4 0 102 41
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   38-18   Road:   27-31   ExtrInn: 4-6 
 vsRHP:  43-33   vsLHP:  22-16   1-Run:  17-14
 vsEast: 28-18   vsCntrl:16-6    vsWest: 10-18 IL:11-7 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
114 Thu, Aug 13   DET  L   0-2       65-49  2nd  6.5 gb
113 Wed, Aug 12   DET  W   8-2       65-48  2nd  5.5 gb
112 Tue, Aug 11   DET  W   7-5       64-48  2nd  5.5 gb
111 Mon, Aug 10   DET  W   6-5       63-48  2nd  5.5 gb
110 Sun, Aug  9  @NYY  L   2-5       62-48  2nd  6.5 gb
109 Sat, Aug  8  @NYY  L   0-5       62-47  2nd  5.5 gb
108 Fri, Aug  7  @NYY  L   0-2 (15)  62-46  2nd  4.5 gb
107 Thu, Aug  6  @NYY  L   6-13      62-45  2nd  3.5 gb
106 Wed, Aug  5  @TBR  L   4-6       62-44  2nd  2.5 gb
105 Tue, Aug  4  @TBR  L   2-4 (13)  62-43  2nd  1.5 gb
 Last 10: 3-7    Last 20:10-10   Last 30:14-16
Rangers, 64-49, 2nd, 4½ GB, ½ GB in WC

SP: Kevin Millwood (34, RHP, 9-7, 3.38)

2009 Gamelogs / 2009 Splits / vs. BOS Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2009 (9-7) 144.0 140 58 54 46 89 18 3.38
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 2-2 37.1 43 23 23 13 24 5 5.54 45
2009-08-08 @LAA ND 6.0 9 2 2 1 5 1 101 50
2009-07-26 @KCR ND 2.0 1 0 0 0 2 0 43 56
2009-07-20 BOS W 6.0 6 2 2 1 3 0 111 54
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
Last 5 v.BOS 3-1 31.0 40 15 13 11 22 1 3.77 48
2009-07-20 BOS W 6.0 6 2 2 1 3 0 111 54
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
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   37-21   Road:   27-28   ExtrInn: 6-3 
 vsRHP:  40-32   vsLHP:  24-17   1-Run:  15-11
 vsEast: 16-12   vsCntrl:15-15   vsWest: 24-13 IL: 9-9 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
113 Thu, Aug 13  @CLE  W   4-1       64-49  2nd  4.5 gb
112 Wed, Aug 12  @CLE  W   5-0       63-49  2nd  5.0 gb
111 Tue, Aug 11  @CLE  L   0-5       62-49  2nd  5.0 gb
110 Sun, Aug  9  @LAA  W   7-0       62-48  2nd  3.5 gb
109 Sat, Aug  8  @LAA  L   2-3       61-48  2nd  4.5 gb
108 Fri, Aug  7  @LAA  W  11-6       61-47  2nd  3.5 gb
107 Thu, Aug  6  @OAK  W   6-4       60-47  2nd  4.5 gb
106 Wed, Aug  5  @OAK  L   5-7       59-47  2nd  4.5 gb
105 Tue, Aug  4  @OAK  L   0-6       59-46  2nd  4.5 gb
104 Mon, Aug  3  @OAK  L   2-3       59-45  2nd  4.5 gb
 Last 10: 5-5    Last 20:12-8    Last 30:17-13
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Wed, Jul 22, 2009 TEX  3  BOS  1        W:Dustin Nippert (2-0), L: Clay Buchholz (1-1), S: Doug Mathis (1)
Tue, Jul 21, 2009 TEX  4  BOS  2        W:Tommy Hunter (2-1), L: Josh Beckett (11-4), S: C.J. Wilson (9)
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
Season Series: 2009 - TEX leads 5-1; 2008 - BOS won 9-1; 2007 - BOS won 6-4; All-Time - BOS leads 318-278

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  5.70

OAK  4.59

SDP  3.83

RA/G

SFG  3.73

PHI  4.62

WSN  5.45

BA

J. Mauer  .368

C. Counsell  .293

A. Casilla  .172

OBP

A. Pujols  .446

A. Ethier  .364

J. Gerut  .236

SLG

A. Pujols  .688

M. Prado  .475

A. Casilla  .219

OPS

A. Pujols  1.134

G. Beckham  .835

A. Casilla  .485

ERA

T. Lincecum  2.19

J. Niemann  3.86

J. Moyer  5.47

K/9IP

T. Lincecum  10.71

J. Cueto  6.78

N. Blackburn  3.68

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RedSox Batters (5.11 RS/G) vs. Rangers Pitchers (4.33 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 33.Millwood
G/S/vB
39.Feldman
G/S/vB
30.Feliz
G/S/vB
50.Francisco
G/S/vB
18.Guardado*
G/S/vB
45.Holland*
G/S/vB
35.Hunter
G/S/vB
28.Jennings
G/S/vB
52.Mathis
G/S/vB
57.Nippert
G/S/vB
56.O'Day
G/S/vB
36.Wilson*
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
44.Bay G/S/vP 13/.770 3/.333 ··· 2/1.000 2/2.500 3/.666 4/.833 10/.650 1/.000 7/.429 1/.000 3/.667 458/325 .261/.389/.525/.914 .930/.907 .863 82/.942 11/2 24/0
7.Drew* G/S/vP 34/.905 4/1.417 ··· 1/.000 3/.666 ··· 4/.000 29/.899 1/.000 7/.429 2/.500 4/.500 403/306 .252/.372/.445/.817 .709/.852 .769 87/.690 2/3 12/2
46.Ellsbury* G/S/vP 14/.748 ··· ··· 2/.500 1/.000 3/.333 3/.000 3/1.000 2/.000 7/.971 3/2.334 1/.000 481/338 .297/.345/.403/.748 .698/.769 .735 114/.753 52/8 6/2
22.Green G/S/vP 5/.500 ··· ··· ··· ··· 2/.000 ··· ··· 2/.000 2/2.500 ··· ··· 284/214 .236/.301/.378/.679 .624/.698 .585 50/.479 1/4 6/14
11.Kotchman* G/S/vP 16/1.308 3/1.333 ··· 4/.250 2/.000 ··· ··· 3/1.167 ··· 3/.000 ··· 7/.143 354/247 .280/.353/.411/.764 .634/.820 .783 70/.826 0/0 7/0
25.Lowell G/S/vP 68/.968 6/.533 ··· 4/1.417 1/.000 2/2.500 2/.000 16/.792 ··· ··· 2/.000 4/.500 353/244 .303/.346/.508/.853 .903/.832 .734 71/1.123 0/1 14/9
41.Martinez# G/S/vP 15/.967 2/3.500 ··· 5/.200 11/.697 ··· ··· 5/1.600 6/.900 ··· ··· 12/.440 485/333 .281/.363/.461/.824 .848/.814 .875 101/.716 1/0 17/3
34.Ortiz* G/S/vP 29/1.174 4/2.500 ··· 3/.667 3/.000 2/2.000 5/1.400 7/.429 1/.000 8/1.125 1/.000 6/.334 439/307 .220/.308/.403/.711 .720/.706 .594 98/.635 0/2 15/1
15.Pedroia G/S/vP 14/.381 4/1.500 ··· 3/1.500 1/3.000 3/.666 5/1.000 3/.000 2/.000 8/1.375 5/.650 2/2.500 509/368 .298/.375/.436/.811 .748/.834 .775 116/.825 15/7 9/6
68.Reddick* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 25/21 .208/.240/.458/.698 1.167/.619 .728 25/.698 0/0 1/1
33.Varitek# G/S/vP 31/1.038 3/.000 ··· 4/1.500 14/.468 2/1.000 3/.333 8/.000 2/1.000 4/.000 ··· 1/.000 347/246 .222/.334/.423/.758 .872/.719 .641 74/.506 0/0 13/3
3.Woodward G/S/vP 2/.500 3/.666 ··· 1/.000 3/.666 ··· 2/.000 4/.000 ··· 2/1.500 1/.000 ··· 77/46 .232/.289/.246/.536 .268/.719 .442 18/.347 1/0 0/4
20.Youkilis G/S/vP 18/1.089 6/.167 ··· 4/2.417 2/2.000 3/.000 5/1.600 6/2.067 1/.000 6/.167 5/.400 3/.333 422/301 .311/.424/.564/.988 1.032/.971 1.037 100/.998 4/2 20/4
IP 144.0 131.2 6.2 31.1 33.0 91.0 55.2 56.2 29.0 32.1 41.1 50.2 TOTAL .264/.349/.442/.791 .805/.785 .741 .760 90/30 138/74
ERA-K/9 3.38/5.6 3.90/4.9 1.35/17.5 2.01/10.1 4.09/4.6 5.04/7.5 2.26/5.7 3.65/6.7 2.79/4.7 3.62/8.4 1.74/8.3 3.20/9.6 4.15/6.1

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 609/.254 513/.246 16/.063 119/.173 141/.258 394/.270 226/.222 248/.271 117/.229 138/.230 162/.200 218/.236 .258
OPS .729 .693 .313 .553 .793 .792 .637 .766 .594 .615 .541 .677 .741
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 294/.715 281/.665 8/.625 59/.475 51/.942 112/.721 121/.765 109/.833 50/.600 80/.570 49/.795 72/.458 .737
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 315/.742 232/.727 8/.000 60/.632 90/.706 282/.819 105/.494 139/.714 67/.589 58/.676 113/.428 146/.780 .744
Home 311/.688 277/.711 / 54/.479 98/.911 192/.932 149/.728 141/.696 87/.615 38/.604 82/.423 111/.479
Last 28d days 58/.734 121/.762 16/.313 10/.200 30/.723 125/.578 130/.600 49/1.027 49/.598 102/.499 37/.276 49/.554
HR/SB/CS 18/13/6 14/12/5 1/0/0 4/1/0 6/4/2 14/7/0 4/5/1 5/6/3 1/0/0 2/4/0 3/6/1 3/3/1 120/72/27
Usage ·····X·· X·····X· X·····X· X······X ·····o·· ····X··· ·X·····X ······X· ··X····· ··X····· ·····oX· ·X···o·X
Rangers Batters (4.79 RS/G) vs. RedSox Pitchers (4.39 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
53.Cabrera
G/S/vB
17.Delcarmen
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
63.Tazawa
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
1.Andrus G/S/vP 3/.333 2/1.000 3/.666 2/1.000 ··· 1/no AB ··· 1/.000 2/1.000 ··· ··· ··· 350/248 .263/.330/.360/.691 .729/.675 .803 85/.772 20/2 5/15
9.Blalock* G/S/vP 7/1.071 ··· 11/.855 5/.400 4/.500 5/.400 3/.666 4/1.000 10/.875 2/1.000 1/.000 ··· 383/280 .247/.282/.504/.786 .752/.799 .727 103/.612 2/0 23/5
29.Borbon* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 15/15 .231/.286/.308/.593 /.593 .400 10/.708 1/0 0/1
22.Byrd G/S/vP 6/.000 ··· 25/.781 2/.000 3/2.000 3/2.333 2/1.500 2/.000 10/.600 3/.000 1/.000 ··· 417/292 .281/.321/.469/.790 .765/.801 .869 105/.758 6/2 12/2
17.Cruz G/S/vP 4/.000 ··· 2/.000 2/2.000 2/.000 2/1.000 5/1.850 1/2.000 3/.000 1/no AB ··· ··· 380/273 .269/.337/.547/.884 .682/.961 .959 52/1.004 17/3 25/3
6.German G/S/vP 6/.333 ··· 11/.808 3/.666 1/3.000 2/1.000 ··· 1/4.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 9/8 .286/.444/.286/.730 2.000/.542 9/.730 1/0 0/1
32.Hamilton* G/S/vP 7/1.000 ··· 6/.666 6/.000 1/2.000 4/1.500 3/.000 ··· 3/1.167 4/.750 1/.000 ··· 266/188 .248/.301/.409/.710 .867/.644 .582 98/.684 7/2 8/1
25.Jones G/S/vP 7/.286 ··· 40/.636 ··· ··· 1/2.000 1/.000 2/.000 50/1.180 2/.000 2/.500 ··· 274/156 .221/.336/.506/.842 .790/.872 .937 72/.761 5/1 17/0
7.Murphy* G/S/vP 3/1.000 ··· 3/.000 4/1.500 2/1.000 2/.500 2/.000 2/.000 3/.000 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 312/257 .275/.353/.457/.810 .544/.868 .846 82/.826 6/4 11/1
21.Saltalamacchia# G/S/vP 6/.000 1/.000 3/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 4/1.000 1/.000 2/.000 ··· 306/205 .237/.294/.376/.670 .684/.663 .760 53/.702 0/2 9/7
2.Teagarden G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 ··· 2/.000 ··· 1/5.000 ··· 2/1.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 126/103 .204/.264/.372/.636 1.153/.518 .599 42/.671 0/0 4/4
13.Vizquel# G/S/vP ··· ··· 7/.286 ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 35/.779 3/1.167 10/.200 ··· 143/116 .287/.333/.364/.698 1.074/.602 .697 52/.647 4/0 1/0
10.Young G/S/vP 15/1.176 1/.000 16/.250 6/1.417 5/.400 8/1.071 4/.000 4/.000 11/1.045 5/.200 1/.000 ··· 483/353 .317/.371/.525/.895 .861/.908 .951 106/1.049 7/2 19/7
IP 147.0 34.1 157.0 32.1 2.0 47.0 48.0 49.2 122.0 50.1 41.0 6.2 TOTAL .255/.316/.453/.769 .779/.766 .821 .761 97/19 171/77
ERA-K/9 3.67/10.1 2.88/11.5 3.10/8.3 4.45/5.6 0.00/18.0 3.26/6.1 3.00/8.4 2.17/9.8 5.16/5.8 2.32/6.4 3.07/7.5 4.05/10.7 4.17/7.7

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 617/.249 144/.202 634/.227 124/.327 4/.250 207/.260 200/.225 212/.223 539/.289 211/.213 178/.235 32/.276 .263
OPS .680 .614 .625 .905 .750 .712 .663 .644 .820 .646 .702 .792 .743
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 164/.728 70/.703 368/.674 62/.978 2/1.500 108/.541 91/.465 118/.547 269/.805 106/.730 94/.502 20/.417 .738
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 453/.663 74/.534 266/.558 62/.831 2/.000 99/.895 109/.841 94/.763 270/.835 105/.563 84/.934 12/1.409 .747
Road 318/.664 91/.777 333/.685 96/.934 / 100/.746 122/.623 103/.653 246/.875 112/.568 92/.746 9/1.222
Last 28d days 139/.608 41/.772 137/.591 124/.905 4/.750 55/.824 44/.748 42/.563 121/.875 57/.737 41/.542 32/.792
HR/SB/CS 14/14/6 3/4/0 12/12/2 3/3/0 0/0/0 1/7/1 5/0/0 5/10/1 16/21/2 4/5/0 5/7/2 1/0/0 106/110/20
Usage ····X··· ··o·X·X· ·X····X· X····X·· o·o····· X··X··X· ·o··o·X· ··Xo··X· ···X···· ·X·o·oo· ··o···Xo ··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.