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Game Preview: BOS @ TEX, 2:05pm, Sunday, August 16, 2009 @Rangers Ballpark in Arlington

RedSox, 66-50, 2nd, 7½ GB, ½ up in WC

SP: Junichi Tazawa (23, RHP, 1-1, 4.05)

2009 Gamelogs / 2009 Splits / vs. TEX Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2009 (1-1) 6.2 8 5 3 2 8 1 4.05
Last 7 GS 1-0 5.0 4 3 1 2 6 0 1.80 55
2009-08-11 DET W 5.0 4 3 1 2 6 0 98 55
Has never faced TEX.
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   38-18   Road:   28-32   ExtrInn: 4-6 
 vsRHP:  44-33   vsLHP:  22-17   1-Run:  17-14
 vsEast: 28-18   vsCntrl:16-6    vsWest: 11-19 IL:11-7 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
116 Sat, Aug 15  @TEX  L   2-7       66-50  2nd  7.5 gb
115 Fri, Aug 14  @TEX  W   8-4       66-49  2nd  6.5 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
 Last 10: 4-6    Last 20: 9-11   Last 30:14-16
Rangers, 65-50, 2nd, 4½ GB, ½ GB in WC

SP: Dustin Nippert (28, RHP, 3-1, 3.62)

2009 Gamelogs / 2009 Splits / vs. BOS Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2009 (3-1) 32.1 28 13 13 12 30 2 3.62
2008 (3-5) 71.2 92 52 51 37 55 10 6.40
2007 (1-1) 45.1 48 30 28 16 38 5 5.56
Last 7 GS 1-2 34.2 36 21 21 16 36 4 5.45 47
2009-08-11 @CLE L 6.0 6 5 5 2 10 0 104 48
2009-08-03 @OAK ND 5.0 1 0 0 2 5 0 91 68
2009-07-22 BOS W 5.2 5 1 1 2 5 1 94 58
2009-07-12 @SEA ND 3.2 5 3 3 2 4 0 61 41
2009-07-07 @LAA ND 3.2 7 3 3 1 2 1 72 36
2008-09-23 OAK ND 6.1 6 4 4 3 4 2 101 46
2008-09-17 DET L 4.1 6 5 5 4 6 0 97 33
Last 5 v.BOS 1-0 5.2 5 1 1 2 5 1 1.59 58
2009-07-22 BOS W 5.2 5 1 1 2 5 1 94 58
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   38-22   Road:   27-28   ExtrInn: 6-3 
 vsRHP:  41-32   vsLHP:  24-18   1-Run:  15-11
 vsEast: 17-13   vsCntrl:15-15   vsWest: 24-13 IL: 9-9 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
115 Sat, Aug 15   BOS  W   7-2       65-50  2nd  4.5 gb
114 Fri, Aug 14   BOS  L   4-8       64-50  2nd  4.5 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
 Last 10: 6-4    Last 20:12-8    Last 30:17-13
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Fri, Aug 14, 2009 BOS  8 @TEX  4        W:Takashi Saito (3-3), L: Frank Francisco (2-2), S: none
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
Season Series: 2009 - TEX leads 6-2; 2008 - BOS won 9-1; 2007 - BOS won 6-4; All-Time - BOS leads 319-279

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  4.61

SDP  3.86

RA/G

SFG  3.72

NYY  4.66

WSN  5.41

BA

J. Mauer  .375

N. Schierholtz  .291

A. Casilla  .179

OBP

A. Pujols  .447

R. Davis  .363

R. Cedeno  .239

SLG

A. Pujols  .686

B. Butler  .475

A. Casilla  .225

OPS

A. Pujols  1.133

M. Prado  .837

A. Casilla  .496

ERA

T. Lincecum  2.19

J. Blanton  3.88

J. Moyer  5.47

K/9IP

T. Lincecum  10.71

D. Davis  6.86

N. Blackburn  3.68

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RedSox Batters (5.11 RS/G) vs. Rangers Pitchers (4.34 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 57.Nippert
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
33.Millwood
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 7/.429 3/.333 ··· 3/1.334 2/2.500 3/.666 4/.833 10/.650 1/.000 16/.713 1/.000 4/.500 467/333 .259/.388/.518/.906 .922/.899 .859 83/.934 11/2 25/0
7.Drew* G/S/vP 7/.429 4/1.417 ··· 2/2.500 3/.666 ··· 4/.000 29/.899 1/.000 37/.884 2/.500 5/.400 408/310 .254/.373/.453/.826 .701/.865 .786 83/.802 2/3 13/2
46.Ellsbury* G/S/vP 7/.971 ··· ··· 3/1.167 1/.000 3/.333 3/.000 3/1.000 2/.000 14/.748 4/1.750 1/.000 487/344 .298/.345/.404/.749 .698/.770 .737 120/.757 53/8 6/2
22.Green G/S/vP 2/2.500 ··· ··· ··· ··· 2/.000 ··· ··· 2/.000 7/.533 ··· ··· 289/219 .233/.300/.372/.672 .624/.688 .585 51/.495 1/4 6/14
11.Kotchman* G/S/vP 3/.000 3/1.333 ··· 4/.250 2/.000 ··· ··· 3/1.167 ··· 16/1.308 ··· 7/.143 358/251 .277/.349/.406/.755 .634/.806 .783 66/.735 0/0 7/0
25.Lowell G/S/vP ··· 6/.533 ··· 4/1.417 1/.000 2/2.500 2/.000 17/.829 ··· 71/.978 2/.000 5/.400 362/252 .299/.345/.500/.845 .894/.825 .740 72/1.054 0/1 14/9
41.Martinez# G/S/vP ··· 2/3.500 ··· 6/.733 11/.697 ··· ··· 5/1.600 6/.900 18/.882 ··· 13/.504 494/341 .284/.366/.463/.829 .853/.820 .881 102/.769 1/0 18/3
34.Ortiz* G/S/vP 8/1.125 4/2.500 ··· 4/1.750 4/1.250 2/2.000 5/1.400 8/.375 1/.000 31/1.212 1/.000 6/.334 448/315 .221/.310/.411/.722 .755/.706 .632 99/.691 0/2 16/1
15.Pedroia G/S/vP 8/1.375 4/1.500 ··· 4/2.000 1/3.000 3/.666 5/1.000 3/.000 2/.000 17/.435 6/.533 2/2.500 514/373 .299/.375/.438/.813 .748/.837 .779 113/.832 15/7 9/6
68.Reddick* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 3/.000 1/.000 ··· 33/29 .188/.212/.406/.618 1.167/.552 .622 33/.618 0/0 1/1
33.Varitek# G/S/vP 4/.000 3/.000 ··· 5/1.600 15/.434 2/1.000 3/.333 8/.000 2/1.000 33/.972 ··· 1/.000 351/249 .222/.333/.421/.754 .862/.718 .638 73/.508 0/0 13/3
3.Woodward G/S/vP 2/1.500 3/.666 ··· 2/.000 3/.666 ··· 2/.000 4/.000 ··· 2/.500 1/.000 ··· 81/50 .225/.300/.239/.539 .268/.713 .429 22/.384 1/0 0/4
20.Youkilis G/S/vP 6/.167 6/.167 ··· 4/2.417 2/2.000 3/.000 5/1.600 6/2.067 1/.000 18/1.089 5/.400 3/.333 422/301 .311/.424/.564/.988 1.032/.971 1.037 92/.977 4/2 20/4
IP 32.1 131.2 8.2 32.0 33.1 97.2 55.2 57.0 29.0 149.2 42.2 51.2 TOTAL .263/.348/.441/.790 .807/.783 .746 .768 91/30 140/76
ERA-K/9 3.62/8.4 3.90/4.9 1.04/16.6 3.66/10.1 4.32/4.6 4.88/7.3 2.26/5.7 3.63/6.6 2.79/4.7 3.31/5.6 1.69/8.2 3.14/9.7 4.16/6.2

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 138/.230 539/.250 22/.045 131/.221 143/.262 394/.270 226/.222 250/.270 117/.229 633/.251 165/.196 222/.232 .259
OPS .615 .695 .227 .685 .820 .792 .637 .765 .594 .724 .531 .670 .742
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 80/.570 296/.662 11/.455 66/.707 52/1.029 112/.721 121/.765 110/.825 50/.600 307/.704 51/.762 73/.451 .741
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 58/.676 243/.736 11/.000 65/.662 91/.698 282/.819 105/.494 140/.719 67/.589 326/.742 114/.424 149/.773 .744
Home 38/.604 277/.711 / 62/.749 100/.946 192/.932 149/.728 143/.696 87/.615 335/.680 85/.408 115/.472
Last 28d days 100/.510 125/.770 22/.227 22/1.136 29/.887 125/.578 130/.600 42/1.071 49/.598 82/.689 37/.276 53/.535
HR/SB/CS 2/4/0 14/12/6 1/0/0 5/1/0 7/4/2 14/7/0 4/5/1 5/6/3 1/0/0 18/13/6 3/6/1 3/3/1 122/72/28
Usage ····X··· ··X····· X·X····· ·XX····· ·o·····o X·····X· ···X···· ·o······ ····X··· ·X·····X oo·····o ·X·X···o
Rangers Batters (4.80 RS/G) vs. RedSox Pitchers (4.41 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 63.Tazawa
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
31.Lester*
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 ··· 3/1.000 3/.666 2/1.000 ··· 1/no AB 5/.200 ··· 2/.000 2/1.000 ··· ··· 358/251 .260/.327/.365/.692 .746/.669 .789 86/.770 23/2 5/15
9.Blalock* G/S/vP ··· ··· 11/.855 5/.400 4/.500 5/.400 10/.733 3/.666 4/1.000 10/.875 2/1.000 2/.000 391/281 .247/.281/.499/.780 .741/.796 .712 103/.631 2/0 23/5
29.Borbon* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 15/15 .231/.286/.308/.593 /.593 .400 10/.708 5/0 0/1
22.Byrd G/S/vP ··· 1/no AB 25/.781 2/.000 3/2.000 3/2.333 9/.333 2/1.500 3/.000 10/.600 3/.000 1/.000 427/296 .282/.323/.468/.791 .752/.809 .870 107/.807 6/2 12/2
6.German G/S/vP ··· ··· 11/.808 3/.666 1/3.000 2/1.000 6/.333 ··· 1/4.000 ··· ··· ··· 14/10 .167/.286/.167/.452 .500/.425 14/.452 1/0 0/1
32.Hamilton* G/S/vP ··· ··· 6/.666 6/.000 1/2.000 4/1.500 10/1.067 3/.000 ··· 3/1.167 4/.750 2/1.000 274/189 .265/.318/.430/.747 .960/.652 .603 98/.751 7/2 8/1
25.Jones G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 40/.636 ··· ··· 1/2.000 10/.567 1/.000 2/.000 50/1.180 2/.000 2/.500 282/158 .224/.340/.506/.847 .819/.860 .935 76/.781 5/1 17/0
5.Kinsler G/S/vP ··· 2/.000 6/1.000 6/1.133 4/1.000 4/.000 14/.547 3/.000 4/.500 3/1.666 ··· ··· 445/322 .242/.313/.482/.795 1.127/.668 .929 41/.682 23/2 24/7
7.Murphy* G/S/vP ··· ··· 3/.000 4/1.500 2/1.000 2/.500 6/.833 2/.000 2/.000 3/.000 1/.000 2/.000 320/258 .272/.347/.449/.796 .517/.864 .836 85/.808 6/4 11/1
21.Saltalamacchia# G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 3/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· 7/.000 ··· ··· 4/1.000 1/.000 2/.000 307/205 .236/.293/.375/.668 .677/.663 .755 50/.750 0/2 9/7
2.Teagarden G/S/vP ··· 2/.500 ··· 2/.000 ··· 1/5.000 1/.000 ··· 2/1.000 ··· 1/.000 1/.000 133/106 .193/.258/.353/.611 .973/.515 .591 46/.592 0/0 4/4
13.Vizquel# G/S/vP ··· 1/2.000 7/.286 ··· ··· 1/.000 3/1.167 ··· 2/1.500 35/.779 3/1.167 10/.200 148/118 .301/.350/.383/.733 1.085/.637 .778 57/.742 4/0 1/0
10.Young G/S/vP ··· 2/.000 16/.250 6/1.417 5/.400 8/1.071 18/1.265 4/.000 5/.000 11/1.045 5/.200 1/.000 493/357 .317/.369/.528/.897 .891/.899 .954 108/1.085 7/2 20/7
IP 6.2 35.1 157.0 32.1 3.0 47.2 153.0 48.0 50.2 127.2 51.0 42.0 TOTAL .256/.317/.453/.770 .783/.765 .820 .779 98/20 173/77
ERA-K/9 4.05/10.7 3.06/11.5 3.10/8.3 4.45/5.6 6.00/18.0 3.40/6.0 3.71/10.4 3.00/8.4 2.13/9.9 5.22/6.0 2.29/6.5 3.00/7.5 4.14/7.8

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 32/.276 150/.206 634/.227 153/.300 7/.143 211/.256 642/.250 200/.225 216/.224 539/.289 211/.213 182/.235 .262
OPS .792 .628 .625 .842 .429 .704 .685 .663 .646 .820 .646 .698 .741
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 20/.417 71/.723 368/.674 72/.874 2/1.500 110/.542 173/.720 91/.465 119/.569 269/.805 106/.730 97/.507 .737
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 12/1.409 79/.543 266/.558 81/.814 5/.000 101/.876 469/.672 109/.841 97/.738 270/.835 105/.563 85/.921 .745
Road 9/1.222 97/.792 333/.685 96/.934 / 100/.746 343/.675 122/.623 107/.657 246/.875 112/.568 96/.734
Last 28d days 32/.792 43/.895 137/.591 129/.888 7/.429 59/.787 164/.639 40/.746 43/.622 98/.849 52/.788 45/.539
HR/SB/CS 1/0/0 3/4/0 12/12/2 4/3/0 0/0/0 1/7/1 15/14/6 5/0/0 5/10/1 16/21/2 4/5/0 5/7/2 108/110/20
Usage ····X··· ·X··o·X· ···X···· ··X····X X·o·o··· X·X··X·· ·X····X· ···o··o· ·X··Xo·· X····X·· o··X·o·o ·o··o···

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.