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Game Preview: BOS @ TOR, 7:07pm, Thursday, August 20, 2009 @Rogers Centre

RedSox, 68-51, 2nd, 7 GB, 1 up in WC

SP: Jon Lester (25, LHP, 9-7, 3.71)

2009 Gamelogs / 2009 Splits / vs. TOR Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2009 (9-7) 153.0 146 66 63 49 176 15 3.71
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 47.0 38 14 14 16 53 2 2.68 62
2009-08-14 @TEX ND 6.0 6 3 3 3 11 1 117 56
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
Last 5 v.TOR 3-2 34.1 28 11 11 14 32 1 2.88 60
2009-07-19 @TOR L 7.0 5 3 3 4 6 0 112 57
2009-05-31 @TOR W 6.0 3 1 1 3 12 0 115 71
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
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   38-18   Road:   30-33   ExtrInn: 4-6 
 vsRHP:  45-34   vsLHP:  23-17   1-Run:  18-15
 vsEast: 30-18   vsCntrl:16-6    vsWest: 11-20 IL:11-7 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
119 Wed, Aug 19  @TOR  W   6-1       68-51  2nd  7.0 gb
118 Tue, Aug 18  @TOR  W  10-9       67-51  2nd  7.0 gb
117 Sun, Aug 16  @TEX  L   3-4       66-51  2nd  7.5 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
 Last 10: 6-4    Last 20:10-10   Last 30:13-17
Blue Jays, 55-63, 4th, 19½ GB, 12½ GB in WC

SP: Brett Cecil (22, LHP, 5-1, 4.35)

2009 Gamelogs / 2009 Splits / vs. BOS Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2009 (5-1) 70.1 81 35 34 28 54 9 4.35
Last 7 GS 3-0 38.0 44 19 19 21 32 2 4.50 48
2009-08-08 BAL ND 4.1 5 2 2 3 2 0 75 44
2009-08-01 @OAK W 7.0 6 4 4 1 3 0 100 51
2009-07-26 TBR W 7.0 4 1 1 3 7 1 99 69
2009-07-21 CLE ND 7.0 7 0 0 4 9 0 108 68
2009-07-10 @BAL W 6.0 4 0 0 2 5 0 96 67
2009-07-05 @NYY ND 3.2 9 7 7 5 4 1 102 14
2009-06-25 CIN ND 3.0 9 5 5 3 2 0 86 20
Last 5 v.BOS 0-1 4.2 11 8 8 2 3 5 15.43 11
2009-05-20 @BOS L 4.2 11 8 8 2 3 5 83 11
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   31-28   Road:   24-35   ExtrInn: 5-11
 vsRHP:  39-39   vsLHP:  16-24   1-Run:  14-22
 vsEast: 16-31   vsCntrl:19-11   vsWest: 13-10 IL: 7-11

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
118 Wed, Aug 19   BOS  L   1-6       55-63  4th 19.5 gb
117 Tue, Aug 18   BOS  L   9-10      55-62  4th 18.5 gb
116 Sun, Aug 16  @TBR  L   2-5       55-61  4th 18.0 gb
115 Sat, Aug 15  @TBR  L   3-8       55-60  4th 18.0 gb
114 Fri, Aug 14  @TBR  W   5-2       55-59  4th 17.0 gb
113 Wed, Aug 12  @NYY  L   3-4 (11)  54-59  4th 16.5 gb
112 Tue, Aug 11  @NYY  L   5-7       54-58  4th 15.5 gb
111 Mon, Aug 10  @NYY  W   5-4       54-57  4th 14.5 gb
110 Sun, Aug  9   BAL  W   7-3       53-57  4th 15.5 gb
109 Sat, Aug  8   BAL  W   3-2 (10)  52-57  4th 15.5 gb
 Last 10: 4-6    Last 20: 8-12   Last 30:11-19
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Tue, Aug 18, 2009 BOS 10 @TOR  9        W:Hideki Okajima (4-0), L: Casey Janssen (2-4), S: Jonathan Papelbon (29)
Sun, Jul 19, 2009 TOR  3  BOS  1        W:Roy Halladay (11-3), L: Jon Lester (8-7), S: none
Sat, Jul 18, 2009 TOR  6  BOS  2        W:Marc Rzepczynski (1-1), L: Brad Penny (6-4), S: none
Fri, Jul 17, 2009 BOS  4 @TOR  1        W:Clay Buchholz (1-0), L: Ricky Romero (7-4), S: Jonathan Papelbon (24)
Sun, May 31, 2009 BOS  8 @TOR  2        W:Jon Lester (4-5), L: Ricky Romero (2-2), S: none
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)
Season Series: 2009 - BOS leads 7-4; 2008 - Tied 9-9; 2007 - Tied 9-9; All-Time - BOS leads 255-205

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  5.80

DET  4.62

SDP  3.89

RA/G

SFG  3.71

NYY  4.65

BAL  5.42

BA

J. Mauer  .383

J. Fox  .292

A. Casilla  .180

OBP

J. Mauer  .448

M. Bourn  .363

R. Cedeno  .236

SLG

A. Pujols  .676

S. Victorino  .478

A. Casilla  .225

OPS

A. Pujols  1.117

B. Butler  .843

A. Casilla  .493

ERA

C. Carpenter  2.27

D. Braden  3.89

F. Liriano  5.80

K/9IP

T. Lincecum  10.45

A. Pettitte  6.90

N. Blackburn  3.74

Baseball-Reference.com-- Baseball's History: 1871-Now

RedSox Batters (5.14 RS/G) vs. Blue Jays Pitchers (4.56 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 27.Cecil*
G/S/vB
57.Camp
G/S/vB
39.Carlson*
G/S/vB
54.Frasor
G/S/vB
32.Halladay
G/S/vB
44.Janssen
G/S/vB
22.League
G/S/vB
48.Richmond
G/S/vB
33.Roenicke
G/S/vB
24.Romero*
G/S/vB
34.Rzepczynski*
G/S/vB
56.Tallet*
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
32.Anderson G/S/vP ··· 2/1.000 ··· 1/2.000 3/1.334 ··· 1/no AB ··· ··· ··· ··· 4/1.250 217/148 .236/.316/.314/.630 .570/.657 .701 7/.310 3/6 2/2
44.Bay G/S/vP 3/3.500 5/1.000 ··· 5/.200 16/.846 5/1.000 5/.400 2/.000 ··· 7/1.071 3/1.667 8/1.000 480/341 .260/.388/.527/.914 .938/.904 .877 80/1.085 11/2 27/0
7.Drew* G/S/vP ··· 2/1.000 2/.000 1/2.000 28/.833 6/1.133 2/1.000 1/.000 ··· 9/.661 3/.000 9/.222 413/310 .254/.371/.451/.822 .692/.865 .780 73/.923 2/3 13/2
46.Ellsbury* G/S/vP 3/1.167 2/1.000 6/.533 1/.000 21/.953 5/1.400 1/3.000 4/3.333 ··· 5/1.167 ··· 10/.211 501/349 .300/.345/.405/.751 .732/.758 .740 118/.856 53/8 6/2
13.Gonzalez G/S/vP ··· 6/.533 ··· 5/.650 6/.167 1/no AB 1/2.000 ··· ··· 2/1.000 ··· ··· 282/222 .209/.255/.295/.550 .505/.563 .594 84/.528 0/1 3/6
22.Green G/S/vP ··· 2/.000 ··· 6/.533 6/.334 1/2.000 3/.000 1/.000 ··· 6/.167 ··· 5/1.000 294/222 .232/.298/.369/.667 .606/.687 .578 50/.437 1/4 6/14
11.Kotchman* G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 4/.000 4/.250 15/.400 6/.500 ··· 2/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· 3/.666 363/255 .276/.350/.404/.754 .640/.801 .780 56/.788 1/0 7/0
25.Lowell G/S/vP 3/1.666 9/.666 1/.000 10/1.056 31/.791 8/.393 3/.666 1/3.000 ··· 6/.666 3/.333 9/.472 375/259 .298/.344/.491/.835 .900/.807 .729 77/.978 0/1 14/9
41.Martinez# G/S/vP 7/1.171 13/.693 4/.500 6/.900 12/.817 1/.000 4/1.167 2/1.500 ··· 6/.900 2/.500 10/1.500 508/347 .290/.372/.473/.845 .887/.827 .905 101/.842 1/0 19/3
34.Ortiz* G/S/vP 3/1.666 10/1.375 2/.000 18/.478 99/.828 5/.200 6/.833 3/1.666 ··· 7/2.285 3/.000 14/1.029 461/322 .224/.319/.428/.747 .794/.725 .686 96/.815 0/2 19/1
15.Pedroia G/S/vP 3/1.000 5/1.550 4/1.250 6/.000 38/.586 7/.572 3/.000 4/.000 ··· 6/1.500 3/1.167 9/.889 523/379 .295/.370/.438/.809 .731/.837 .772 106/.843 15/7 10/6
33.Varitek# G/S/vP 2/5.000 13/.581 ··· 10/.200 81/.619 2/2.500 6/.334 3/.000 ··· 4/.750 ··· 11/1.080 355/250 .223/.332/.419/.751 .855/.715 .635 63/.542 0/0 13/3
20.Youkilis G/S/vP 3/1.334 11/.382 ··· 12/.250 56/.939 11/.489 5/.000 3/.333 ··· 8/2.750 3/1.000 8/.125 427/303 .310/.424/.563/.987 1.046/.964 1.034 81/1.021 5/2 20/4
IP 70.1 58.1 50.0 43.1 178.0 28.1 56.1 94.1 19.2 125.1 43.0 125.1 TOTAL .263/.349/.443/.791 .815/.782 .751 .819 92/30 146/76
ERA-K/9 4.35/6.9 3.09/6.0 5.22/6.8 1.87/7.9 2.78/7.6 6.04/4.8 5.27/9.1 4.01/7.7 4.12/8.7 3.95/7.0 3.98/8.0 4.95/6.6 4.22/7.2

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 308/.295 241/.234 222/.273 166/.200 687/.254 134/.344 231/.260 395/.243 73/.281 528/.269 186/.231 554/.253 .262
OPS .840 .672 .780 .507 .648 .957 .746 .757 .682 .785 .707 .744 .756
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 104/.760 114/.628 93/.823 83/.642 378/.664 67/1.014 113/.796 239/.887 35/.890 163/.931 45/.695 165/.893 .776
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 204/.882 127/.713 129/.749 83/.368 309/.629 67/.892 118/.697 156/.568 38/.495 365/.716 141/.711 389/.683 .742
Home 152/.819 125/.655 111/.821 80/.427 389/.619 78/1.143 123/.783 192/.770 33/.656 245/.769 70/.648 265/.690
Last 28d days 73/.665 57/.648 30/.910 31/.369 165/.720 11/.522 45/.762 46/.960 23/.867 127/.833 112/.789 96/.769
HR/SB/CS 9/3/4 4/0/0 6/2/1 1/4/2 15/14/5 4/0/1 6/7/1 15/5/3 0/5/0 16/3/5 5/4/0 13/6/3 125/64/36
Usage ········ ·X·····X ·o·o···· ·X···o·· X····X·· ·X·oo··· X··XX··X ········ X···X··· ·X·····X ···X···· ·X··X···
Blue Jays Batters (4.81 RS/G) vs. RedSox Pitchers (4.42 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
20.Barajas G/S/vP 10/.900 4/.500 15/1.467 3/.333 1/.000 2/1.000 1/.000 7/.286 15/.600 4/1.250 ··· ··· 334/243 .240/.271/.394/.665 .807/.613 .601 63/.583 1/0 11/8
23.Bautista G/S/vP 18/.800 1/.000 ··· 2/.000 ··· 1/.000 1/.000 2/.000 14/.445 4/.500 4/.500 ··· 235/125 .229/.352/.328/.680 .808/.561 .696 43/.442 4/0 3/2
13.Chavez G/S/vP ··· ··· 5/.200 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 5/.400 ··· ··· ··· 124/86 .271/.289/.364/.654 .472/.731 .655 26/.791 0/1 2/1
7.Encarnacion G/S/vP ··· 1/2.000 6/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 2/5.000 8/.375 1/3.000 3/.000 ··· 223/178 .207/.305/.352/.657 .887/.599 .770 85/.580 1/1 6/7
2.Hill G/S/vP 16/.125 1/.000 28/.986 7/.286 6/.000 9/.666 3/.000 10/.522 15/.400 4/.833 3/.000 ··· 544/400 .289/.330/.502/.832 .952/.789 .847 104/.938 4/2 28/7
26.Lind* G/S/vP 15/.414 2/1.000 8/1.875 5/1.000 5/.200 3/.666 5/.000 8/.500 15/.800 4/.250 1/.000 ··· 496/346 .296/.361/.539/.900 .775/.957 .931 97/.803 1/1 24/1
6.McDonald G/S/vP 8/.453 ··· 6/1.417 1/3.000 5/.400 1/.000 3/.000 3/.666 ··· 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 45/23 .267/.267/.378/.644 .818/.478 .778 11/.455 0/1 1/1
15.Millar G/S/vP 27/.571 1/.000 20/.668 7/.286 1/2.000 10/.100 8/.268 7/.286 5/.200 5/.650 ··· ··· 217/96 .231/.309/.379/.688 .758/.599 .688 30/.833 0/0 6/4
35.Overbay* G/S/vP 15/.862 2/1.500 36/.784 7/1.571 4/1.250 11/.455 10/.300 12/.500 12/1.053 4/.500 ··· ··· 360/295 .266/.386/.481/.868 .567/.939 .900 68/.947 0/0 13/2
3.Ruiz G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 3/2.667 ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 26/23 .320/.346/.680/1.026 1.333/.986 1.400 26/1.026 0/0 3/
19.Scutaro G/S/vP 21/.749 1/.000 10/.800 5/.600 4/.250 5/.000 2/2.000 6/.334 10/.633 2/1.000 3/.000 ··· 545/396 .299/.387/.445/.832 .885/.813 .789 100/.905 8/4 11/4
45.Snider* G/S/vP ··· ··· 2/3.500 ··· ··· 1/.000 1/.000 2/.500 3/.666 ··· ··· ··· 112/93 .255/.309/.431/.740 .728/.743 .603 4/2.417 1/0 4/2
10.Wells G/S/vP 21/.881 3/1.167 35/1.271 6/.333 6/.533 10/.522 5/2.000 15/.333 12/.166 3/1.667 5/.400 ··· 499/370 .254/.299/.401/.699 .637/.721 .594 94/.607 14/2 12/0
IP 153.0 36.0 162.1 38.1 3.0 48.1 52.0 52.0 127.2 53.0 43.0 11.2 TOTAL .269/.332/.436/.768 .785/.761 .774 .770 58/17 142/59
ERA-K/9 3.71/10.4 3.50/11.5 3.38/8.3 3.99/5.6 6.00/18.0 3.35/6.3 2.77/8.1 2.08/9.7 5.22/6.0 2.21/7.0 2.93/8.0 5.40/6.2 4.21/7.8

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 642/.250 154/.215 660/.233 153/.300 15/.308 217/.254 209/.216 225/.227 568/.291 218/.212 182/.235 59/.340 .264
OPS .685 .638 .651 .842 .785 .699 .643 .656 .827 .640 .698 1.011 .748
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 173/.720 71/.723 376/.693 72/.874 6/1.167 113/.526 95/.449 122/.583 282/.806 109/.728 97/.507 32/.457 .738
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 469/.672 83/.567 284/.597 81/.814 9/.476 104/.884 114/.814 103/.741 286/.847 109/.553 85/.921 27/1.676 .758
Road 343/.675 101/.802 359/.730 96/.934 8/1.125 106/.733 131/.592 116/.676 275/.883 119/.561 96/.734 36/1.260
Last 28d days 133/.648 43/.949 132/.736 108/.880 15/.785 56/.755 44/.615 49/.713 127/.873 59/.747 41/.565 59/1.011
HR/SB/CS 15/14/6 3/4/0 15/12/2 4/3/0 0/2/0 1/7/1 5/0/0 5/10/1 17/27/2 4/5/0 5/7/2 3/0/0 114/118/20
Usage ·····X·· ·o···X·· ·X·····X X·····X· ····X·o· ·o··X·X· oo·X···o ·X···X·· ····X··· X··Xo··X o····o·· ···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.