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Game Preview: BOS @ WSN, 7:05pm, Thursday, June 25, 2009 @Nationals Park

RedSox, 44-27, 1st, 5 up

SP: John Smoltz (42, RHP, 0-0, undef)

2009 Gamelogs / 2009 Splits / vs. WSN Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2008 (3-2) 28.0 25 8 8 8 36 2 2.57
2007 (14-8) 205.2 196 78 71 47 197 18 3.11
2006 (16-9) 232.0 221 93 90 55 211 23 3.49
Last 7 GS 3-3 39.0 31 14 13 11 52 5 3.00 59
2008-04-27 @NYM L 4.0 7 4 4 2 5 2 83 35
2008-04-22 WSN L 7.0 5 1 1 0 10 0 105 73
2008-04-17 @FLA W 5.0 3 0 0 2 10 0 81 69
2008-04-12 @WSN W 6.0 5 1 1 2 5 0 90 61
2008-04-06 NYM W 5.0 2 0 0 2 6 0 78 67
2007-09-27 @PHI L 4.0 7 6 5 0 8 2 67 34
2007-09-22 MIL ND 8.0 2 2 2 3 8 1 109 75
Last 5 v.WSN 3-2 31.2 20 5 5 7 37 0 1.42 67
2008-04-22 WSN L 7.0 5 1 1 0 10 0 105 73
2008-04-12 @WSN W 6.0 5 1 1 2 5 0 90 61
2007-09-07 WSN W 7.0 1 1 1 2 10 0 109 79
2007-06-27 WSN W 5.0 5 0 0 1 7 0 89 63
2007-05-14 @WSN L 6.2 4 2 2 2 5 0 74 61
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   25-10   Road:   19-17   ExtrInn: 3-2 
 vsRHP:  26-19   vsLHP:  18-8    1-Run:  11-9 
 vsEast: 20-8    vsCntrl:10-4    vsWest:  5-10 IL: 9-5 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 71 Wed, Jun 24  @WSN  W   6-4       44-27  1st  5.0 up
 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
 Last 10: 7-3    Last 20:15-5    Last 30:19-11
Nationals, 20-49, 5th, 17 GB, 18 GB in WC

SP: Jordan Zimmermann (23, RHP, 2-3, 5.03)

2009 Gamelogs / 2009 Splits / vs. BOS Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2009 (2-3) 62.2 66 35 35 19 63 8 5.03
Last 7 GS 0-2 39.2 40 21 21 13 45 3 4.76 51
2009-06-19 TOR ND 5.2 5 1 1 3 3 0 106 55
2009-06-13 @TBR ND 5.0 4 1 1 2 6 1 92 59
2009-06-04 SFG L 6.0 3 2 2 0 7 0 92 65
2009-05-27 @NYM L 5.0 8 5 5 2 8 1 100 37
2009-05-22 BAL ND 7.0 6 2 2 1 7 1 97 63
2009-05-17 PHI ND 5.0 7 5 5 3 6 0 108 36
2009-05-12 @SFG ND 6.0 7 5 5 2 8 0 104 44
Has never faced BOS.
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   12-25   Road:    8-24   ExtrInn: 2-8 
 vsRHP:  14-34   vsLHP:   6-15   1-Run:   8-11
 vsEast:  6-27   vsCntrl: 4-7    vsWest:  5-6  IL: 5-9 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 70 Wed, Jun 24   BOS  L   4-6       20-49  5th 17.0 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
 Last 10: 4-6    Last 20: 7-13   Last 30: 9-21
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Wed, Jun 24, 2009 BOS  6 @WSN  4        W:Jon Lester (6-6), L: Craig Stammen (1-3), S: Jonathan Papelbon (17)
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
Season Series: 2009 - BOS leads 2-0; 2008 -  0-0; 2007 -  0-0; All-Time - BOS leads 13-7

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  5.60

FLA  4.56

SEA  3.82

RA/G

SFG  3.80

TBR  4.60

WSN  5.67

BA

J. Mauer  .394

B. Butler  .283

B. Crosby  .190

OBP

J. Mauer  .467

F. Sanchez  .357

D. Navarro  .240

SLG

A. Pujols  .707

C. Guzman  .463

N. Punto  .252

OPS

J. Mauer  1.167

C. Guzman  .819

W. Taveras  .543

ERA

Z. Greinke  1.90

J. Peavy  3.97

A. Sonnanstine  6.60

K/9IP

J. Verlander  10.84

C. Pavano  6.54

S. Martis  3.35

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

RedSox Batters (5.38 RS/G) vs. Nationals Pitchers (5.67 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 27.Zimmermann
G/S/vB
97.Beimel*
G/S/vB
43.Colome
G/S/vB
48.Detwiler*
G/S/vB
38.Hanrahan
G/S/vB
54.MacDougal
G/S/vB
35.Stammen
G/S/vB
50.Tavarez
G/S/vB
41.Villone*
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
5.Baldelli G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· 4/.500 ··· 1/.000 5/.400 76/24 .275/.342/.449/.791 .926/.488 .811 31/1.029 0/0 3/2
44.Bay G/S/vP ··· 3/.000 1/2.000 ··· 3/1.667 ··· 3/.000 7/1.771 2/no AB 308/218 .281/.393/.582/.975 .992/.968 1.039 104/.893 5/1 19/0
59.Brown G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 0/ /// / 0/ 0/0 0/0
7.Drew* G/S/vP ··· 12/.523 ··· ··· ··· 2/1.000 3/1.000 5/1.350 17/.912 250/186 .255/.388/.480/.868 .819/.886 .860 80/.933 2/2 9/1
46.Ellsbury* G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/4.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 2/.000 ··· 2/.500 300/202 .307/.356/.401/.757 .703/.781 .784 85/.891 30/6 3/1
22.Green G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/2.000 ··· ··· 2/.000 2/1.000 1/.000 4/.250 180/128 .291/.344/.448/.793 .704/.829 .713 74/.824 1/3 4/9
11.Kotsay* G/S/vP ··· 9/.444 6/1.833 ··· 2/.000 2/.000 ··· 15/.967 21/.953 30/24 .241/.267/.345/.611 .333/.683 .200 30/.611 0/0 1/0
16.Kottaras* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 71/54 .246/.310/.393/.703 .319/.820 .594 24/.946 0/0 0/1
25.Lowell G/S/vP ··· 2/1.000 6/.167 ··· 1/.000 2/2.000 ··· 17/.971 11/1.273 278/198 .286/.324/.477/.801 .898/.763 .731 86/.678 0/1 10/8
23.Lugo G/S/vP ··· 11/.910 ··· ··· ··· 6/.334 ··· 18/.984 21/.745 103/74 .297/.369/.396/.765 1.043/.658 .808 23/1.077 1/0 1/5
34.Ortiz* G/S/vP ··· 1/2.000 7/1.071 ··· ··· 1/.000 3/2.334 3/.333 14/1.714 271/183 .219/.314/.386/.700 .702/.698 .561 76/.958 0/2 7/0
15.Pedroia G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/3.000 1/no AB 3/1.667 1/.000 3/2.000 317/216 .293/.377/.388/.764 .795/.750 .759 104/.592 12/4 2/4
33.Varitek# G/S/vP ··· 3/1.167 5/1.100 ··· ··· 3/.000 3/1.666 1/no AB 4/.500 218/156 .229/.321/.484/.805 .922/.772 .752 68/.669 0/0 11/1
20.Youkilis G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/3.000 3/.667 3/.333 2/.000 7/1.096 249/170 .313/.442/.577/1.019 1.042/1.008 .966 101/.833 4/1 12/1
IP 62.2 29.0 12.0 39.2 32.1 16.0 39.1 29.2 21.1 TOTAL .270/.356/.453/.809 .840/.796 .773 .811 55/20 87/44
ERA-K/9 5.03/9.0 3.41/4.7 8.25/8.2 4.76/5.9 6.68/9.5 3.94/5.1 5.49/4.6 3.64/8.5 2.11/5.1 5.20/5.7

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 267/.273 125/.245 61/.364 175/.266 158/.331 71/.263 170/.265 132/.194 95/.222 .275
OPS .774 .717 .901 .732 .899 .724 .735 .626 .688 .799
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 146/.776 49/.686 28/1.125 36/.528 80/.914 32/.930 101/.774 52/.824 42/.667 .873
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 121/.772 76/.736 33/.720 139/.784 78/.885 39/.553 69/.679 80/.502 53/.705 .744
Home 146/.737 68/.511 38/.990 126/.613 113/.876 43/.565 98/.802 72/.629 55/.495
Last 28d days 67/.536 41/.420 39/.801 130/.830 52/1.042 46/.582 121/.747 45/.455 50/.920
HR/SB/CS 8/6/3 2/0/1 0/4/0 3/4/1 3/2/1 0/4/1 4/7/0 1/3/1 1/0/1 66/52/17
Usage ·····X·· o····Xo· ·X·ooo·· ····X··· ·X·Xoo·· o···X·oo X·····X· Xo··XXo· oo···Xo·
Nationals Batters (4.34 RS/G) vs. RedSox Pitchers (4.35 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS
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
7.Bard# G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 1/3.000 ··· 1/.000 18/1.278 1/.000 5/.700 92/71 .250/.315/.381/.696 .636/.715 .779 52/.893 0/0 1/2
10.Belliard G/S/vP 17/.352 ··· 1/2.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· 9/1.000 1/.000 1/2.000 89/49 .171/.216/.280/.496 .618/.401 .410 16/.588 0/0 2/2
34.Dukes G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 1/no AB ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 195/145 .247/.313/.433/.745 .787/.731 .792 71/.617 2/7 6/2
44.Dunn* G/S/vP 15/.833 ··· ··· 3/2.667 1/no AB 1/.000 34/.684 ··· 5/.600 301/201 .266/.402/.529/.931 .706/1.056 .791 95/.727 0/1 18/8
12.Gonzalez G/S/vP ··· 1/no AB 1/no AB 1/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 93/59 .325/.387/.434/.821 1.071/.679 .773 40/.961 1/0 1/6
15.Guzman# G/S/vP 21/.650 1/2.000 ··· 1/4.000 1/.000 1/.000 9/.444 ··· ··· 256/180 .337/.356/.463/.819 .812/.822 .831 92/.822 1/3 3/9
22.Harris* G/S/vP 6/1.834 1/.000 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 6/1.417 1/2.000 1/.000 151/122 .222/.340/.381/.721 .697/.725 .833 63/.605 6/1 2/0
6.Hernandez# G/S/vP 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 2/.000 ··· ··· 198/152 .260/.327/.333/.660 .828/.611 .584 72/.583 5/2 1/6
24.Johnson* G/S/vP 37/.672 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 10/1.000 ··· 1/3.000 302/206 .310/.417/.437/.854 .997/.785 .934 102/.756 1/1 5/7
25.Kearns G/S/vP 29/.793 1/2.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 12/.444 1/no AB 1/.000 178/127 .196/.331/.324/.656 .662/.649 .705 49/.456 1/0 3/0
23.Nieves G/S/vP 3/1.334 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 99/67 .244/.293/.278/.571 .360/.671 .514 35/.429 0/0 0/3
16.Willingham G/S/vP 11/.614 ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 6/.533 1/.000 3/.333 157/109 .248/.382/.512/.894 1.086/.814 .893 36/1.151 0/1 9/2
11.Zimmerman G/S/vP 39/.822 ··· 1/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· 9/.985 2/.000 4/.250 321/227 .297/.371/.491/.862 .663/.939 .879 101/.614 0/0 12/9
IP 16.1 28.1 58.1 32.1 31.0 76.2 32.1 25.1 TOTAL .258/.343/.405/.749 .746/.750 .741 .673 24/16 67/75
ERA-K/9 /0.0 2.76/8.3 2.22/7.0 3.70/7.7 2.51/9.2 1.74/9.3 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 / 72/.233 128/.255 253/.277 129/.186 137/.220 346/.294 124/.180 110/.234 .263
OPS .671 .674 .741 .604 .637 .825 .575 .659 .741
vs LHB (BF-OPS) / 35/.775 73/.594 133/.800 59/.476 78/.528 183/.804 63/.716 60/.423 .714
vs RHB (BF-OPS) / 37/.579 55/.778 120/.678 70/.720 59/.777 163/.849 61/.440 50/.948 .767
Road / 48/.761 61/.830 148/.823 77/.486 70/.744 172/.852 69/.514 55/.764
Last 28d days / 45/.631 32/.732 48/.696 43/.647 39/.543 125/.748 36/.955 35/.499
HR/SB/CS // 0/2/0 0/3/1 4/7/4 4/0/0 3/8/0 8/11/1 4/3/0 2/3/0 62/67/14
Usage ·X···X·· ·o······ X····X·o oo·X···o o··X···X ·X·····X ···o···X ·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.