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Game Preview: BOS @ WSN, 7:05pm, Wednesday, June 24, 2009 @Nationals Park

RedSox, 43-27, 1st, 5 up

SP: Jon Lester (25, LHP, 5-6, 4.69)

2009 Gamelogs / 2009 Splits / vs. WSN Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2009 (5-6) 86.1 89 45 45 28 100 13 4.69
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 3-3 45.0 37 16 16 15 51 5 3.20 59
2009-06-18 FLA L 5.0 8 2 2 0 4 2 110 47
2009-06-12 @PHI ND 7.0 2 1 1 2 11 0 111 78
2009-06-06 TEX W 9.0 2 1 1 2 11 0 107 88
2009-05-31 @TOR W 6.0 3 1 1 3 12 0 115 71
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
Last 5 v.WSN 1-0 6.0 3 1 1 2 10 0 1.50 70
2006-06-21 WSN W 6.0 3 1 1 2 10 0 107 70
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   25-10   Road:   18-17   ExtrInn: 3-2 
 vsRHP:  25-19   vsLHP:  18-8    1-Run:  11-9 
 vsEast: 20-8    vsCntrl:10-4    vsWest:  5-10 IL: 8-5 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 70 Tue, Jun 23  @WSN  W  11-3       43-27  1st  5.0 up
 69 Sun, Jun 21   ATL  W   6-5       42-27  1st  4.0 up
 68 Sat, Jun 20   ATL  W   3-0       41-27  1st  3.0 up
 67 Fri, Jun 19   ATL  L   2-8       40-27  1st  2.0 up
 66 Thu, Jun 18   FLA  L   1-2  (5)  40-26  1st  3.0 up
 65 Wed, Jun 17   FLA  W   6-1       40-25  1st  3.0 up
 64 Tue, Jun 16   FLA  W   8-2       39-25  1st  2.0 up
 63 Sun, Jun 14  @PHI  L   6-11      38-25  1st  2.0 up
 62 Sat, Jun 13  @PHI  W  11-6       38-24  1st  3.0 up
 61 Fri, Jun 12  @PHI  W   5-2 (13)  37-24  1st  2.0 up
 Last 10: 7-3    Last 20:15-5    Last 30:19-11
Nationals, 20-48, 5th, 17 GB, 17 GB in WC

SP: Craig Stammen (25, RHP, 1-2, 4.76)

2009 Gamelogs / 2009 Splits / vs. BOS Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2009 (1-2) 34.0 34 20 18 9 15 2 4.76
Last 7 GS 1-2 34.0 34 20 18 9 15 2 4.76 47
2009-06-18 @NYY W 6.1 6 0 0 0 2 0 82 63
2009-06-12 @TBR ND 5.1 4 3 2 3 5 0 90 52
2009-06-07 NYM L 5.0 6 5 5 2 2 0 87 35
2009-06-02 SFG ND 6.0 7 5 4 1 1 1 82 40
2009-05-26 @NYM L 5.0 7 3 3 2 2 0 95 41
2009-05-21 PIT ND 6.1 4 4 4 1 3 1 85 51
Has never faced BOS.
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   12-24   Road:    8-24   ExtrInn: 2-8 
 vsRHP:  14-34   vsLHP:   6-14   1-Run:   8-11
 vsEast:  6-27   vsCntrl: 4-7    vsWest:  5-6  IL: 5-8 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 69 Tue, Jun 23   BOS  L   3-11      20-48  5th 17.0 gb
 68 Sun, Jun 21   TOR  L   4-9       20-47  5th 16.0 gb
 67 Sat, Jun 20   TOR  W   5-3 (12)  20-46  5th 16.0 gb
 66 Fri, Jun 19   TOR  W   2-1 (11)  19-46  5th 17.0 gb
 65 Thu, Jun 18  @NYY  W   3-0       18-46  5th 18.0 gb
 64 Wed, Jun 17  @NYY  W   3-2       17-46  5th 19.0 gb
 63 Tue, Jun 16  @NYY  L   3-5       16-46  5th 20.0 gb
 62 Sun, Jun 14  @TBR  L   4-5       16-45  5th 20.0 gb
 61 Sat, Jun 13  @TBR  L   3-8       16-44  5th 19.0 gb
 60 Fri, Jun 12  @TBR  L   3-4       16-43  5th 19.0 gb
 Last 10: 4-6    Last 20: 7-13   Last 30: 9-21
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Tue, Jun 23, 2009 BOS 11 @WSN  3        W:Manny Delcarmen (2-1), L: Julian Tavarez (3-5), S: none

Wed, Jun 21, 2006 BOS  9  WSN  3        W:Jon Lester (2-0), L: Shawn Hill (1-2), S: none
Tue, Jun 20, 2006 BOS 11  WSN  3        W:Tim Wakefield (5-8), L: Livan Hernandez (5-8), S: none
Mon, Jun 19, 2006 BOS  6  WSN  3        W:Kyle Snyder (1-0), L: Tony Armas (6-4), S: Mike Timlin (1)
Tue, Jul 17, 2001 MON 11  BOS  7        W:Troy Mattes (3-1), L: Tim Wakefield (6-4), S: none
Mon, Jul 16, 2001 BOS  6 @MON  5        W:Hipolito Pichardo (2-0), L: Graeme Lloyd (7-2), S: Derek Lowe (18)
Sun, Jul 15, 2001 BOS  8 @MON  5        W:Hideo Nomo (9-4), L: Mike Thurman (4-6), S: Derek Lowe (17)
Tue, Jul 18, 2000 BOS  3  MON  1        W:Pedro Martinez (10-3), L: Javier Vazquez (7-5), S: Derek Lowe (21)
Mon, Jul 17, 2000 BOS  7  MON  3        W:Hipolito Pichardo (4-1), L: Anthony Telford (5-4), S: none
Sun, Jul 16, 2000 BOS  5  MON  2        W:Tim Wakefield (6-5), L: Mike Johnson (4-4), S: John Wasdin (1)
Season Series: 2009 - BOS leads 1-0; 2008 -  0-0; 2007 -  0-0; All-Time - BOS leads 12-7

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

TBR  5.58

NYM  4.58

SEA  3.81

RA/G

LAD  3.73

TEX  4.65

WSN  5.67

BA

J. Mauer  .395

L. Overbay  .282

B. Giles  .191

OBP

J. Mauer  .464

A. Rowand  .356

D. Navarro  .243

SLG

A. Pujols  .713

N. McLouth  .465

N. Punto  .252

OPS

J. Mauer  1.170

M. DeRosa  .810

W. Taveras  .543

ERA

Z. Greinke  1.90

J. Peavy  3.97

A. Sonnanstine  6.60

K/9IP

J. Verlander  10.84

C. Pavano  6.50

S. Martis  3.35

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RedSox Batters (5.37 RS/G) vs. Nationals Pitchers (5.67 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
5.Baldelli G/S/vP ··· 75/23 .279/.347/.456/.803 .926/.511 .832 30/1.067 0/0 3/2
44.Bay G/S/vP ··· 304/215 .286/.398/.591/.989 1.004/.983 1.069 100/.933 5/1 19/0
7.Drew* G/S/vP ··· 246/182 .254/.386/.478/.864 .819/.880 .851 80/.888 2/2 9/1
46.Ellsbury* G/S/vP ··· 296/199 .311/.361/.407/.768 .711/.794 .804 85/.910 30/6 3/1
22.Green G/S/vP ··· 176/125 .292/.347/.453/.800 .718/.834 .724 70/.844 1/3 4/9
11.Kotsay* G/S/vP ··· 29/24 .250/.276/.357/.633 .400/.683 .222 29/.633 0/0 1/0
16.Kottaras* G/S/vP ··· 71/54 .246/.310/.393/.703 .319/.820 .594 25/.991 0/0 0/1
25.Lowell G/S/vP ··· 278/198 .286/.324/.477/.801 .898/.763 .731 90/.646 0/1 10/8
23.Lugo G/S/vP ··· 102/73 .300/.373/.400/.773 1.043/.667 .821 26/1.000 1/0 1/5
34.Ortiz* G/S/vP ··· 268/180 .213/.310/.370/.679 .702/.667 .512 77/.874 0/2 6/0
15.Pedroia G/S/vP ··· 313/212 .290/.375/.382/.757 .795/.740 .745 104/.544 12/4 2/4
33.Varitek# G/S/vP ··· 214/153 .228/.322/.473/.795 .939/.752 .730 67/.769 0/0 10/1
20.Youkilis G/S/vP ··· 245/166 .318/.445/.586/1.031 1.042/1.025 .989 101/.871 4/1 12/1
IP 34.0 TOTAL .271/.357/.453/.810 .845/.795 .775 .812 55/20 85/44
ERA-K/9 4.76/4.0 5.19/5.7

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 146/.256 .276
OPS .686 .800
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 88/.702 .871
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 58/.663 .748
Home 74/.729
Last 28d days 97/.676
HR/SB/CS 2/7/0 64/52/17
Usage
Nationals Batters (4.35 RS/G) vs. RedSox Pitchers (4.36 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
IP 86.1 16.1 28.1 56.2 32.0 30.0 76.2 32.1 25.1 TOTAL .259/.344/.406/.750 .750/.750 .743 .673 23/16 67/75
ERA-K/9 4.69/10.4 2.76/8.3 2.22/7.0 3.65/7.6 2.53/9.0 1.80/9.6 4.93/6.2 1.95/5.6 2.49/8.5 4.12/7.7

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 367/.266 72/.233 128/.255 245/.277 127/.188 134/.226 346/.294 124/.180 110/.234 .263
OPS .752 .671 .674 .729 .603 .653 .825 .575 .659 .742
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 95/.817 35/.775 73/.594 129/.765 58/.462 75/.551 183/.804 63/.716 60/.423 .715
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 272/.729 37/.579 55/.778 116/.691 69/.732 59/.777 163/.849 61/.440 50/.948 .768
Road 186/.780 48/.761 61/.830 140/.806 75/.482 67/.780 172/.852 69/.514 55/.764
Last 28d days 102/.463 45/.631 32/.732 40/.618 45/.631 40/.582 125/.748 36/.955 35/.499
HR/SB/CS 13/6/5 0/2/0 0/3/1 4/7/4 4/0/0 3/8/0 8/11/1 4/3/0 2/3/0 62/66/14
Usage ·····X·· X···X··o o······o ····X·o· o·X···o· ··X···X· X·····X· ··o···X· o···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.