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Game Preview: BOS @ TOR, 1:07pm, Sunday, May 31, 2009 @Rogers Centre

RedSox, 28-22, 2nd, 1½ GB, tied for WC

SP: Jon Lester (25, LHP, 3-5, 6.07)

2009 Gamelogs / 2009 Splits / vs. TOR Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2009 (3-5) 59.1 74 40 40 21 62 11 6.07
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 2-3 41.1 52 29 29 17 43 8 6.31 43
2009-05-26 @MIN L 6.0 6 5 5 3 4 1 100 41
2009-05-21 TOR W 6.1 8 1 1 2 4 0 109 55
2009-05-15 @SEA L 5.2 8 5 5 3 5 2 104 35
2009-05-09 TBR L 4.1 10 8 8 1 6 1 89 16
2009-05-04 @NYY W 7.0 6 3 3 2 10 2 111 61
2009-04-29 @CLE ND 6.0 7 5 5 3 7 2 109 42
2009-04-24 NYY ND 6.0 7 2 2 3 7 0 114 54
Last 5 v.TOR 2-2 31.2 29 14 14 13 22 2 3.98 53
2009-05-21 TOR W 6.1 8 1 1 2 4 0 109 55
2008-09-20 @TOR L 7.0 8 5 5 3 4 0 102 42
2008-09-14 TOR W 8.0 4 1 1 2 6 1 103 74
2008-08-23 @TOR L 2.1 8 7 7 2 2 1 78 13
2008-04-29 TOR ND 8.0 1 0 0 4 6 0 97 82
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   17-6    Road:   11-16   ExtrInn: 2-2 
 vsRHP:  17-15   vsLHP:  11-7    1-Run:   8-8 
 vsEast: 16-8    vsCntrl: 7-4    vsWest:  4-8  IL: 1-2 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 50 Sat, May 30  @TOR  L   3-5       28-22  2nd  1.5 gb
 49 Fri, May 29  @TOR  L   3-6       28-21  2nd  0.5 gb
 48 Thu, May 28  @MIN  W   3-1       28-20  1st  0.5 up
 47 Wed, May 27  @MIN  L   2-4       27-20  1st    Tied
 46 Tue, May 26  @MIN  L   2-5       27-19  1st  1.0 up
 45 Mon, May 25  @MIN  W   6-5       27-18  1st  1.0 up
 44 Sun, May 24   NYM  W  12-5       26-18  1st  0.5 up
 43 Sat, May 23   NYM  L   2-3       25-18  2nd  0.5 gb
 42 Fri, May 22   NYM  L   3-5       25-17  2nd  0.5 gb
 41 Thu, May 21   TOR  W   5-1       25-16  2nd  0.5 gb
 Last 10: 4-6    Last 20: 9-11   Last 30:15-15
Blue Jays, 29-23, 2nd, 1½ GB, tied for WC

SP: Ricky Romero (24, LHP, 2-1, 3.08)

2009 Gamelogs / 2009 Splits / vs. BOS Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2009 (2-1) 26.1 30 9 9 5 16 4 3.08
Last 7 GS 2-1 26.1 30 9 9 5 16 4 3.08 54
2009-05-26 @BAL L 5.1 11 5 5 1 3 3 93 28
2009-04-19 OAK W 7.0 4 0 0 2 6 0 106 73
2009-04-14 @MIN ND 8.0 8 2 2 0 2 0 106 60
2009-04-09 DET W 6.0 7 2 2 2 5 1 93 53
Has never faced BOS.
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   18-6    Road:   11-17   ExtrInn: 3-3 
 vsRHP:  20-15   vsLHP:   9-8    1-Run:   9-6 
 vsEast:  6-8    vsCntrl:16-8    vsWest:  7-4  IL: 0-3 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 52 Sat, May 30   BOS  W   5-3       29-23  2nd  1.5 gb
 51 Fri, May 29   BOS  W   6-3       28-23  3rd  1.5 gb
 50 Wed, May 27  @BAL  L  10-12(11)  27-23  3rd  1.5 gb
 49 Tue, May 26  @BAL  L   2-7       27-22  3rd  1.5 gb
 48 Mon, May 25  @BAL  L   1-4       27-21  3rd  1.5 gb
 47 Sun, May 24  @ATL  L   2-10      27-20  2nd  0.5 gb
 46 Sat, May 23  @ATL  L   3-4       27-19  1st  0.5 up
 45 Fri, May 22  @ATL  L   0-1       27-18  1st  0.5 up
 44 Thu, May 21  @BOS  L   1-5       27-17  1st  0.5 up
 43 Wed, May 20  @BOS  L   3-8       27-16  1st  1.5 up
 Last 10: 2-8    Last 20: 9-11   Last 30:14-16
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Sat, May 30, 2009 TOR  5  BOS  3        W:Brian Tallet (3-3), L: Ramon Ramirez (4-2), S: Scott Downs (7)
Fri, May 29, 2009 TOR  6  BOS  3        W:Casey Janssen (1-1), L: Tim Wakefield (6-3), S: Scott Downs (6)
Thu, May 21, 2009 BOS  5  TOR  1        W:Jon Lester (3-4), L: Robert Ray (1-2), S: none
Wed, May 20, 2009 BOS  8  TOR  3        W:Brad Penny (4-1), L: Brett Cecil (2-1), S: none
Tue, May 19, 2009 BOS  2  TOR  1        W:Tim Wakefield (5-2), L: Brian Tallet (2-2), S: Jonathan Papelbon (11)

Sun, Sep 21, 2008 BOS  3 @TOR  0        W:Daisuke Matsuzaka (18-2), L: Scott Richmond (0-3), S: Jonathan Papelbon (40)
Sat, Sep 20, 2008 TOR  6  BOS  3        W:Roy Halladay (19-11), L: Jon Lester (15-6), S: B.J. Ryan (32)
Fri, Sep 19, 2008 BOS  4 @TOR  3        W:Manny Delcarmen (1-2), L: Brian Tallet (1-2), S: Jonathan Papelbon (39)
Sun, Sep 14, 2008 BOS  4  TOR  3        W:Jon Lester (15-5), L: Roy Halladay (18-11), S: Jonathan Papelbon (38)
Sat, Sep 13, 2008 BOS  7  TOR  5        W:Justin Masterson (6-4), L: Scott Downs (0-3), S: Jonathan Papelbon (37)
Season Series: 2009 - BOS leads 3-2; 2008 - Tied 9-9; 2007 - Tied 9-9; All-Time - BOS leads 251-203

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  5.69

LAA  4.67

SEA  3.78

RA/G

STL  3.88

TEX  4.67

WSN  6.20

BA

J. Bartlett  .373

M. DeRosa  .268

D. Ortiz  .185

OBP

A. Pujols  .460

J. Werth  .344

C. Davis  .253

SLG

R. Ibanez  .683

A. Cabrera  .426

D. Ortiz  .283

OPS

A. Pujols  1.130

B. Abreu  .780

G. Atkins  .556

ERA

Z. Greinke  .84

J. Lannan  4.11

A. Sonnanstine  7.66

K/9IP

J. Santana  11.73

C. Lee  6.57

J. Garland  3.36

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RedSox Batters (5.18 RS/G) vs. Blue Jays Pitchers (4.48 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 24.Romero*
G/S/vB
57.Camp
G/S/vB
39.Carlson*
G/S/vB
37.Downs*
G/S/vB
54.Frasor
G/S/vB
44.Janssen
G/S/vB
22.League
G/S/vB
52.Ryan*
G/S/vB
56.Tallet*
G/S/vB
40.Wolfe
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
55.Bailey G/S/vP ··· 1/3.000 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· 2/.000 ··· 2/1.000 ··· 81/59 .188/.309/.391/.700 1.139/.534 .531 67/.699 0/0 3/2
5.Baldelli G/S/vP ··· 3/2.000 1/.000 3/.000 4/.833 1/.000 1/.000 11/1.295 4/1.250 1/.000 47/15 .244/.277/.444/.721 .877/.400 .670 33/.804 0/0 2/2
44.Bay G/S/vP ··· 2/.000 ··· 7/.429 3/.000 4/1.250 5/.400 2/.000 8/1.000 2/.000 212/152 .282/.406/.603/1.009 1.025/1.003 .998 105/.954 5/0 14/0
7.Drew* G/S/vP ··· 1/2.000 ··· 13/.616 1/2.000 6/1.133 1/2.000 2/.000 8/.250 1/.000 176/127 .248/.364/.477/.840 .799/.856 .824 88/.785 0/2 7/1
46.Ellsbury* G/S/vP ··· 2/1.000 5/.200 5/.400 1/.000 5/1.400 1/3.000 4/.750 9/.222 ··· 224/153 .299/.332/.370/.702 .521/.785 .651 107/.761 21/6 1/0
22.Green G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 4/.833 5/.650 ··· 2/.000 5/.600 5/1.000 ··· 109/77 .300/.358/.420/.778 .713/.805 .685 47/.704 1/2 1/8
16.Kottaras* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 3/1.000 1/.000 ··· 3/.000 ··· 51/38 .205/.275/.318/.593 .244/.717 .587 25/.671 0/0 0/1
25.Lowell G/S/vP ··· 6/.500 1/.000 8/1.125 9/1.181 7/.453 3/.666 5/.000 9/.472 3/1.000 200/145 .306/.330/.518/.848 .934/.817 .711 99/.812 0/0 8/5
23.Lugo G/S/vP ··· 4/.000 1/.000 7/2.214 9/1.333 17/1.159 2/.500 9/.583 6/.900 3/.666 84/63 .276/.345/.368/.714 .783/.688 .693 68/.756 1/0 1/4
34.Ortiz* G/S/vP ··· 9/1.556 2/.000 22/1.000 16/.464 4/.000 6/.833 22/.955 14/1.029 3/.000 203/135 .185/.286/.283/.569 .574/.563 .495 89/.529 0/1 1/
15.Pedroia G/S/vP ··· 4/2.000 4/1.250 6/.334 6/.000 7/.572 3/.000 7/.286 9/.889 2/3.000 222/145 .328/.419/.423/.842 .767/.881 .756 104/.874 8/4 1/3
33.Varitek# G/S/vP ··· 12/.633 ··· 12/.750 10/.200 2/2.500 6/.334 18/.285 11/1.080 3/2.667 154/114 .243/.318/.529/.848 1.150/.768 .723 77/.864 0/0 10/1
20.Youkilis G/S/vP ··· 9/.472 ··· 6/.500 11/.273 10/.543 5/.000 10/.100 7/.143 4/1.417 156/102 .362/.474/.630/1.104 1.216/1.046 .937 50/.770 1/0 7/1
IP 26.1 16.2 26.0 23.0 18.2 13.0 22.2 10.2 61.1 6.1 TOTAL .273/.354/.449/.804 .821/.796 .725 .782 37/15 57/33
ERA-K/9 3.08/5.5 5.40/5.4 4.85/4.8 2.35/9.0 2.41/7.2 4.15/1.4 3.97/7.1 9.28/8.4 4.26/6.9 5.68/8.6 4.21/6.8

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 108/.294 76/.284 109/.232 92/.216 69/.203 58/.345 90/.238 52/.357 262/.206 31/.357 .255
OPS .824 .861 .645 .535 .517 .870 .652 1.152 .694 .923 .747
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 29/.828 32/.692 48/.733 24/.750 31/.547 29/.759 38/.771 25/.971 87/.847 12/.861 .742
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 79/.820 44/.988 61/.579 68/.455 38/.493 29/.983 52/.561 27/1.328 175/.621 19/.947 .750
Home 51/.705 30/.679 53/.630 59/.258 36/.451 32/.973 56/.647 22/.919 113/.541 12/.614
Last 28d days 27/1.291 27/.907 49/.845 41/.789 36/.752 58/.870 35/.646 24/1.117 160/.556 31/.923
HR/SB/CS 4/1/0 2/0/0 2/1/0 1/0/1 1/1/0 1/0/0 1/4/1 3/1/2 8/2/1 1/0/0 58/32/13
Usage ····X··· ······o· ···XX·o· oo·oX··· ···X··X· ·X·····X oo····o· ···o·X·X X····X·· ···o·o·X
Blue Jays Batters (5.15 RS/G) vs. RedSox Pitchers (4.68 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 31.Lester*
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
20.Barajas G/S/vP 5/.650 2/.000 2/1.000 1/.000 1/.000 5/.400 15/.600 3/1.667 ··· 162/116 .293/.325/.435/.760 1.021/.653 .658 79/.602 0/0 3/4
23.Bautista G/S/vP 13/1.021 ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 1/.000 12/.258 3/.333 4/.500 113/62 .275/.400/.374/.774 .877/.677 .756 55/.643 3/0 1/0
13.Chavez G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 3/.666 ··· ··· 37/24 .250/.250/.250/.500 .667/.417 .600 21/.476 0/0 0/1
2.Hill G/S/vP 9/.111 1/.000 9/.666 ··· 1/.000 9/.444 12/.500 4/.833 3/.000 243/183 .338/.370/.526/.897 .919/.889 .918 114/.820 2/1 12/5
1.Inglett* G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 2/.000 3/.666 3/.000 3/.666 ··· ··· 11/10 .100/.182/.100/.282 .000/.311 .500 11/.282 0/0 0/0
26.Lind* G/S/vP 8/.393 2/1.000 3/.666 1/.000 3/.000 7/.572 12/.584 3/.333 1/.000 218/160 .289/.367/.495/.862 .844/.869 1.011 100/.781 0/1 8/1
6.McDonald G/S/vP 8/.453 ··· 1/.000 3/.666 3/.000 3/.666 ··· ··· 1/.000 18/10 .222/.222/.222/.444 .500/.400 .750 9/.667 0/0 0/0
30.Millar G/S/vP 22/.722 1/.000 9/.111 1/2.000 8/.268 7/.286 3/.333 3/1.167 ··· 94/40 .279/.340/.442/.782 .738/.846 .817 49/.692 0/0 3/1
35.Overbay* G/S/vP 12/.697 2/1.500 10/.500 ··· 8/.375 11/.364 9/.958 3/.667 ··· 147/126 .274/.374/.508/.882 .538/.945 .894 69/.872 0/0 5/0
15.Rios G/S/vP 19/.892 1/.000 9/.444 4/1.167 5/1.150 9/.777 12/1.841 5/.800 4/1.250 236/179 .276/.331/.430/.760 .685/.785 .930 110/.805 3/1 5/1
33.Rolen G/S/vP 12/.533 2/.000 ··· 1/5.000 1/.000 5/.600 37/.753 5/1.000 4/.250 183/128 .302/.377/.451/.828 1.091/.721 .880 85/.888 2/0 3/4
19.Scutaro G/S/vP 14/.742 ··· 4/.000 4/.833 2/2.000 5/.000 7/.453 2/1.000 3/.000 248/182 .301/.407/.456/.863 1.053/.797 .840 119/.845 4/3 5/1
10.Wells G/S/vP 18/1.015 2/2.000 10/.522 4/.500 5/2.000 14/.357 12/.166 3/1.667 5/.400 236/180 .270/.326/.414/.740 .641/.770 .605 112/.643 9/0 5/0
IP 59.1 8.1 22.0 46.2 22.0 22.0 54.1 25.0 18.0 TOTAL .285/.352/.444/.796 .836/.780 .807 .747 24/6 54/22
ERA-K/9 6.07/9.4 1.08/7.6 1.23/7.4 4.24/7.3 2.45/9.8 2.45/10.2 5.63/5.6 1.44/5.0 3.00/8.5 4.51/7.4

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 265/.307 35/.233 97/.241 205/.292 90/.179 98/.226 248/.310 94/.167 79/.268 .271
OPS .864 .594 .647 .752 .577 .675 .881 .485 .725 .767
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 77/.965 15/1.083 57/.574 114/.777 40/.497 51/.579 123/.884 49/.470 37/.393 .740
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 188/.823 20/.261 40/.746 91/.721 50/.644 47/.776 125/.878 45/.500 42/1.026 .791
Road 137/.934 27/.497 49/.843 114/.833 55/.508 52/.788 147/.873 55/.506 41/.828
Last 28d days 135/.874 35/.594 33/.667 107/.803 36/.345 52/.696 132/.853 42/.617 37/.489
HR/SB/CS 11/4/5 0/1/0 0/3/1 3/7/4 2/0/0 3/7/0 7/9/1 1/3/0 2/3/0 47/57/13
Usage ····X··· ·X··X··· o··X··X· ···X···· o·o··o·· ··X··o·o X····X·· X····X·· ·X··X·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.