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Game Preview: BOS @ LAA, 10:05pm, Monday, July 26, 2010 @Angel Stadium

RedSox, 55-44, 55-44 3rd, 8 GB, 4½ GB in WC

SP: Clay Buchholz (25, RHP, 10-5, 2.81)

2010 Gamelogs / 2010 Splits / vs. LAA Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2010 (10-5) 96.0 83 36 30 41 66 5 2.81
2009 (7-4) 92.0 91 44 43 36 68 13 4.21
2008 (2-9) 76.0 93 63 57 41 72 11 6.75
Last 7 GS 4-2 40.1 29 11 11 17 23 2 2.45 58
2010-07-21 @OAK L 4.0 6 5 5 3 2 2 87 29
2010-06-26 @SFG ND 1.0 1 0 0 1 2 0 17 52
2010-06-20 LAD W 6.2 3 0 0 3 4 0 106 69
2010-06-15 ARI W 5.2 7 3 3 1 8 0 113 50
2010-06-09 @CLE L 7.0 3 3 3 4 1 0 107 56
2010-06-04 @BAL W 9.0 5 0 0 1 2 0 101 78
2010-05-29 KCR W 7.0 4 0 0 4 4 0 108 69
Last 5 v.LAA 2-2 22.2 30 22 16 11 14 2 6.35 36
2010-05-03 LAA W 5.2 8 4 4 3 2 0 109 36
2008-07-29 LAA L 6.1 6 6 5 3 5 1 90 41
2008-07-18 @LAA L 4.2 8 8 4 2 2 1 83 24
2007-08-17 LAA W 6.0 8 4 3 3 5 0 91 44
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   30-20   Road:   25-24   ExtrInn: 4-8 
 vsRHP:  36-29   vsLHP:  19-15   1-Run:  17-16
 vsEast: 20-21   vsCntrl:10-9    vsWest: 12-9  IL:13-5 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 99 Sun, Jul 25  @SEA  L   2-4       55-44  3rd  8.0 gb
 98 Sat, Jul 24  @SEA  L   1-5       55-43  3rd  7.0 gb
 97 Fri, Jul 23  @SEA  W   2-1       55-42  3rd  7.0 gb
 96 Thu, Jul 22  @SEA  W   8-6 (13)  54-42  3rd  7.0 gb
 95 Wed, Jul 21  @OAK  L   4-6       53-42  3rd  7.0 gb
 94 Tue, Jul 20  @OAK  L   4-5 (10)  53-41  3rd  6.0 gb
 93 Mon, Jul 19  @OAK  W   2-1       53-40  3rd  6.0 gb
 92 Sun, Jul 18   TEX  L   2-4       52-40  3rd  6.5 gb
 91 Sat, Jul 17   TEX  W   3-2 (11)  52-39  3rd  5.5 gb
 90 Fri, Jul 16   TEX  L   4-8       51-39  3rd  6.5 gb
 Last 10: 4-6    Last 20: 8-12   Last 30:14-16
Angels, 52-49, 52-49 2nd, 7 GB, 8½ GB in WC

SP: Joel Pineiro (31, RHP, 10-7, 4.18)

2010 Gamelogs / 2010 Splits / vs. BOS Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2010 (10-7) 131.1 140 62 61 32 83 13 4.18
2009 (15-12) 214.0 218 94 83 27 105 11 3.49
2008 (7-7) 148.2 180 89 85 35 81 22 5.15
Last 7 GS 5-1 48.1 48 17 17 11 29 4 3.17 56
2010-07-21 @NYY L 6.0 11 6 6 2 5 1 107 29
2010-07-15 SEA W 7.0 6 3 3 1 4 0 104 56
2010-07-09 @OAK ND 7.0 8 3 3 0 3 1 106 52
2010-07-04 KCR W 7.0 6 0 0 4 3 0 114 64
2010-06-29 TEX W 6.0 8 3 3 2 4 1 91 46
2010-06-23 LAD W 7.1 6 1 1 1 5 0 100 66
2010-06-16 MIL W 8.0 3 1 1 1 5 1 109 76
Last 5 v.BOS 1-2 30.0 38 16 16 10 15 4 4.80 45
2010-05-05 @BOS L 6.0 8 2 2 3 5 1 117 50
2008-06-22 @BOS ND 7.0 7 2 2 0 1 1 81 56
2006-04-15 @BOS W 6.1 5 0 0 2 5 0 111 66
2005-05-13 BOS ND 3.2 8 6 6 4 0 2 81 17
2005-05-08 @BOS L 7.0 10 6 6 1 4 0 109 36
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   27-21   Road:   25-28   ExtrInn: 4-4 
 vsRHP:  37-31   vsLHP:  15-18   1-Run:  17-13
 vsEast: 10-11   vsCntrl:11-16   vsWest: 20-15 IL:11-7 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
101 Sun, Jul 25  @TEX  L   4-6       52-49  2nd  7.0 gb
100 Sat, Jul 24  @TEX  W   6-2       52-48  2nd  6.0 gb
 99 Fri, Jul 23  @TEX  L   0-1       51-48  2nd  7.0 gb
 98 Thu, Jul 22  @TEX  L   2-3       51-47  2nd  6.0 gb
 97 Wed, Jul 21  @NYY  L   6-10      51-46  2nd  5.0 gb
 96 Tue, Jul 20  @NYY  W  10-2       51-45  2nd  5.0 gb
 95 Sun, Jul 18   SEA  L   1-2 (10)  50-45  2nd  4.5 gb
 94 Sat, Jul 17   SEA  W   7-6       50-44  2nd  3.5 gb
 93 Fri, Jul 16   SEA  W   3-2       49-44  2nd  4.5 gb
 92 Thu, Jul 15   SEA  W   8-3       48-44  2nd  4.5 gb
 Last 10: 5-5    Last 20: 7-13   Last 30:13-17
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Thu, May 06, 2010 BOS 11  LAA  6        W:Daisuke Matsuzaka (1-1), L: Scott Kazmir (2-2), S: none
Wed, May 05, 2010 BOS  3  LAA  1        W:John Lackey (3-1), L: Joel Pineiro (2-4), S: Jonathan Papelbon (8)
Tue, May 04, 2010 BOS  5  LAA  1        W:Jon Lester (2-2), L: Kevin Jepsen (0-1), S: none
Mon, May 03, 2010 BOS 17  LAA  8        W:Clay Buchholz (3-2), L: Joe Saunders (1-5), S: none

Thu, Sep 17, 2009 LAA  4 @BOS  3        W:Kevin Jepsen (6-3), L: Billy Wagner (1-1), S: Brian Fuentes (42)
Wed, Sep 16, 2009 BOS  9  LAA  8        W:Daniel Bard (2-1), L: Brian Fuentes (1-5), S: none
Tue, Sep 15, 2009 BOS  4  LAA  1        W:Daisuke Matsuzaka (2-5), L: John Lackey (10-8), S: none
Thu, May 14, 2009 LAA  5  BOS  4 (12)   W:Jason Bulger (1-1), L: Manny Delcarmen (1-1), S: none
Wed, May 13, 2009 LAA  8  BOS  4        W:Matt Palmer (4-0), L: Tim Wakefield (4-2), S: none
Tue, May 12, 2009 BOS  4 @LAA  3        W:Ramon Ramirez (4-0), L: Scot Shields (1-3), S: Jonathan Papelbon (9)
Season Series: 2010 - BOS over 4-0; 2009 - LAA won 5-4; 2008 - LAA won 8-1; All-Time - BOS leads 316-277

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 2010 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  5.49

DET  4.48

SEA  3.33

RA/G

SDP  3.48

FLA  4.39

ARI  5.66

BA

B. Posey  .371

E. Hinske  .280

L. Valbuena  .166

OBP

J. Morneau  .437

K. Fukudome  .356

B. Wood  .185

SLG

M. Cabrera  .653

J. Gomes  .463

B. Wood  .225

OPS

M. Cabrera  1.075

S. Castro  .804

B. Wood  .411

ERA

J. Johnson  1.61

T. Lilly  3.88

N. Blackburn  6.66

K/9IP

B. Morrow  10.01

K. Millwood  6.79

N. Blackburn  3.03

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

RedSox Batters (5.20 RS/G) vs. Angels Pitchers (4.68 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 35.Pineiro
G/S/vB
70.Bell
G/S/vB
40.Fuentes*
G/S/vB
65.Jepsen
G/S/vB
37.O'Sullivan
G/S/vB
56.Rodney
G/S/vB
45.Rodriguez
G/S/vB
62.Shields
G/S/vB
63.Thompson
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
29.Beltre G/S/vP 4/1.000 ··· 10/1.457 4/.500 ··· 7/.572 ··· 24/.742 1/2.000 392/275 .332/.372/.547/.919 1.011/.881 .989 86/.893 2/1 16/15
68.Brown G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 11/5 .182/.182/.182/.364 .000/.800 .500 11/.364 0/0 0/0
23.Cameron G/S/vP 20/.516 ··· 10/.543 ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 16/.192 ··· 167/119 .273/.341/.427/.768 1.128/.627 .755 64/.895 0/1 4/2
36.Cash G/S/vP 3/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 113/82 .178/.252/.248/.500 .586/.467 .579 52/.380 0/0 2/0
7.Drew* G/S/vP 12/.432 ··· 7/.629 2/2.000 ··· 1/no AB ··· 10/1.389 ··· 346/232 .269/.353/.465/.818 .494/.978 .770 81/.784 2/1 12/0
22.Hall G/S/vP 12/1.000 2/.500 7/.000 ··· ··· 2/2.500 ··· ··· ··· 224/129 .228/.314/.431/.745 .781/.720 .760 76/.755 4/1 10/8
32.Hermida* G/S/vP 6/.167 ··· ··· 1/3.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 157/133 .219/.268/.377/.644 .436/.681 .600 8/.500 1/0 5/3
12.Lowrie# G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/2.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 5/.000 ··· 13/4 .182/.308/.182/.490 .583/.250 .490 13/.490 0/0 0/1
54.McDonald G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 242/145 .257/.318/.393/.710 .788/.658 .749 55/.603 6/0 6/1
44.Molina G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 7/4 .143/.143/.143/.286 .000/.500 .667 7/.286 0/0 0/0
60.Nava# G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 105/77 .286/.381/.451/.832 .584/.911 .656 48/.796 0/1 1/0
34.Ortiz* G/S/vP 32/1.451 ··· 5/.650 4/.500 ··· 9/.778 ··· 18/1.389 ··· 353/244 .253/.368/.519/.887 .522/1.064 .855 100/.856 0/1 19/0
3.Patterson* G/S/vP 3/.333 3/.666 1/.000 2/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 159/131 .204/.259/.429/.688 .407/.749 .792 48/.748 6/0 6/2
16.Scutaro G/S/vP 21/.733 2/.500 ··· 1/.000 2/.500 3/2.000 ··· 16/.650 3/.000 449/324 .273/.337/.370/.707 .744/.692 .699 99/.605 2/3 5/12
30.Shealy G/S/vP 2/.500 ··· ··· ··· ··· 2/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· 7/4 .000/.000/.000/.000 .000/.000 .000 7/.000 0/0 0/0
20.Youkilis G/S/vP 15/.667 ··· 2/2.000 3/1.167 ··· 1/.000 ··· 5/1.800 ··· 405/294 .307/.407/.569/.977 1.302/.859 .961 92/.872 3/1 18/3
IP 131.1 22.2 29.1 34.0 18.0 39.1 26.2 33.2 3.2 TOTAL .270/.344/.457/.801 .806/.799 .784 .731 32/11 129/71
ERA-K/9 4.18/5.7 6.75/7.1 3.68/10.1 4.50/11.1 4.00/4.5 3.20/6.9 3.71/8.1 5.61/8.3 2.45/7.3 4.42/7.2

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Brown (5-2-1)
 Cash (28-7-6)
 Molina (3-0-1)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 556/.270 109/.373 120/.204 150/.244 71/.209 174/.248 113/.228 162/.277 17/.294 .263  McDonald
 Cameron
 Hermida
 Patterson
 Hall
 Nava
 Drew
20/48/16/5
0/43/0/3
43/0/2/2
31/11/0/2
31/7/6/1
27/0/0/1
0/0/86/0
OPS .745 .903 .691 .675 .671 .718 .646 .801 .765 .757
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 285/.764 48/.861 31/.265 84/.679 38/.704 81/.766 45/.783 77/.736 8/.250 .740
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 271/.726 61/.935 89/.845 66/.668 33/.636 93/.678 68/.562 85/.858 9/1.222 .769
Home 305/.583 45/.883 71/.615 79/.670 14/.445 99/.676 51/.669 69/.788 /
Last 28d days 144/.774 23/1.188 26/.235 31/.749 53/.734 45/.836 52/.696 36/.962 17/.765
HR/SB/CS 13/2/1 1/4/0 5/3/1 2/4/0 3/1/0 2/7/1 2/0/0 4/3/3 1/0/0 101/80/25
Usage ····X··· X····X·· X······o ··o····X X····X·· ·X·····X X··X·X·· X···XX·· ····o···
Angels Batters (4.54 RS/G) vs. RedSox Pitchers (4.62 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 11.Buchholz
G/S/vB
48.Atchison
G/S/vB
51.Bard
G/S/vB
64.Bowden
G/S/vB
53.Cabrera
G/S/vB
17.Delcarmen
G/S/vB
61.Doubront*
G/S/vB
59.Manuel
G/S/vB
37.Okajima*
G/S/vB
58.Papelbon
G/S/vB
56.Ramirez
G/S/vB
62.Richardson*
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
53.Abreu* G/S/vP 8/.625 ··· 2/2.000 ··· 4/2.417 8/.900 ··· ··· 9/1.431 13/.712 5/.650 ··· 429/286 .252/.347/.401/.748 .646/.801 .815 95/.624 16/8 10/6
22.Aldridge* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 13/9 .077/.077/.231/.308 .000/.444 .000 13/.308 0/0 0/0
2.Aybar# G/S/vP 6/.000 ··· 3/.666 ··· 1/.000 4/1.334 ··· ··· 3/1.667 3/1.000 6/1.166 ··· 405/283 .286/.342/.371/.712 .677/.727 .621 103/.796 15/7 3/11
12.Callaspo# G/S/vP 9/.444 2/.000 1/no AB ··· ··· 5/1.200 ··· ··· 4/1.750 3/.000 2/.000 ··· 385/293 .272/.304/.403/.707 .645/.732 .717 66/.605 3/1 8/7
18.Frandsen G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 6/.200 ··· 150/104 .288/.336/.367/.702 .721/.694 .856 53/.418 2/0 0/5
48.Hunter G/S/vP 9/.611 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 4/3.000 7/.629 ··· ··· 5/.800 7/1.286 3/.000 ··· 404/278 .292/.376/.501/.878 .837/.896 .764 96/.919 8/10 16/1
13.Izturis# G/S/vP 9/1.270 ··· 1/.000 ··· 2/1.000 7/.000 ··· ··· 3/.000 4/.000 1/.000 ··· 136/111 .242/.324/.392/.715 .724/.713 .560 18/.863 5/1 3/1
47.Kendrick G/S/vP 8/.268 ··· 1/.000 ··· 5/.400 5/1.200 ··· ··· ··· 3/.000 4/1.000 ··· 421/295 .272/.309/.401/.710 .664/.730 .787 99/.704 9/2 7/7
5.Mathis G/S/vP 8/.575 ··· ··· ··· 3/.000 3/2.000 ··· ··· 2/.000 1/.000 3/.666 ··· 118/82 .234/.256/.351/.608 .592/.614 .640 54/.599 2/0 3/4
55.Matsui* G/S/vP 11/.955 2/1.000 4/.250 3/2.667 3/.666 6/.334 ··· ··· 10/.522 7/.000 5/1.600 ··· 371/256 .252/.329/.417/.746 .575/.826 .742 80/.663 0/0 13/0
41.McAnulty* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 24/24 .136/.208/.273/.481 /.481 1.194 24/.481 0/0 1/1
44.Napoli G/S/vP 3/.666 ··· 3/.000 ··· 2/.000 3/2.667 ··· ··· 2/.000 2/.500 6/1.500 ··· 326/229 .253/.322/.493/.815 1.078/.704 .819 76/.810 3/2 18/7
20.Rivera G/S/vP 8/.393 ··· 2/.000 ··· 1/5.000 3/1.334 ··· ··· ··· 8/.000 7/.715 ··· 313/207 .257/.310/.424/.734 .733/.734 .660 59/.719 2/2 11/5
77.Willits# G/S/vP 3/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/no AB 1/2.000 ··· ··· ··· 2/.000 2/.000 ··· 103/65 .261/.350/.284/.634 .739/.576 .662 36/.606 1/3 0/1
46.Wilson G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 56/49 .220/.291/.420/.711 .714/.708 .655 12/1.255 0/0 2/0
3.Wood G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 2/.000 ··· 184/124 .168/.185/.225/.411 .449/.392 .448 21/.200 1/0 3/8
IP 96.0 35.2 48.1 2.1 1.1 36.0 15.1 7.0 31.0 41.0 40.1 7.0 TOTAL .257/.319/.403/.722 .698/.733 .723 .688 66/36 102/79
ERA-K/9 2.81/6.2 3.79/6.8 1.86/9.3 0.00/7.8 20.25/0.0 5.00/5.8 4.11/5.9 3.86/3.9 5.81/7.0 3.07/7.9 4.69/6.3 2.57/6.4 4.24/7.0

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Mathis (24-6-3)
 Napoli (40-17-5)
 Wilson (11-1-1)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 400/.236 144/.225 185/.158 10/.333 7/.400 159/.216 72/.286 28/.200 152/.351 168/.201 172/.252 33/.321 .251  Rivera
 Abreu
 Willits
 Hunter
 Matsui
 Aldridge
 Callaspo
 Frandsen
71/1/12/7
0/0/88/6
22/22/5/5
0/92/0/2
16/0/0/1
1/0/4/0
1/0/0/0
1/0/0/0
OPS .644 .674 .484 1.067 1.571 .687 .779 .806 .947 .661 .775 .965 .722
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 226/.707 72/.785 94/.360 5/1.850 2/.500 72/.615 21/.396 8/.708 70/.874 91/.792 75/.780 16/1.108 .747
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 174/.562 72/.561 91/.607 5/.400 5/1.850 87/.748 51/.943 20/.829 82/1.010 77/.501 97/.772 17/.796 .700
Road 192/.624 57/.676 109/.552 7/1.571 / 66/.677 24/.775 13/.731 80/1.031 85/.793 84/.686 14/.786
Last 28d days 22/1.041 44/.590 33/.345 10/1.067 7/1.571 19/1.193 47/.773 28/.806 31/1.311 31/.372 47/.826 23/.865
HR/SB/CS 5/7/3 3/5/2 4/3/0 0/0/0 1/0/0 5/0/0 0/1/0 2/0/0 5/1/1 6/3/0 6/3/0 2/1/0 88/104/25
Usage ····X··· ··X·X··· X·oo·oX· ····Xo·o ········ ·o·o·o·· ········ ········ o··X·o·· ··XX··X· o··o·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.