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Game Preview: BOS @ BAL, 7:05pm, Tuesday, August 31, 2010 @Oriole Park at Camden Yards

RedSox, 74-57, 74-57 3rd, 7 GB, 3 up in WC

SP: Josh Beckett (30, RHP, 4-3, 6.50)

2010 Gamelogs / 2010 Splits / vs. BAL Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2010 (4-3) 88.2 102 67 64 29 81 14 6.50
2009 (17-6) 212.1 198 99 91 55 199 25 3.86
2008 (12-10) 174.1 173 80 78 34 172 18 4.03
Last 7 GS 3-2 43.0 45 27 27 10 41 8 5.65 48
2010-08-25 SEA W 6.1 4 3 3 1 7 2 101 59
2010-08-19 LAA L 6.1 7 6 6 2 6 1 105 39
2010-08-13 @TEX ND 5.0 10 6 6 1 4 3 94 26
2010-08-08 @NYY L 4.2 11 7 7 2 6 1 105 18
2010-08-03 CLE W 8.0 3 1 1 0 8 1 103 80
2010-07-28 @LAA W 7.0 5 3 3 1 5 0 112 59
2010-07-23 @SEA ND 5.2 5 1 1 3 5 0 98 57
Last 5 v.BAL 2-0 33.0 32 15 14 9 24 2 3.82 54
2010-05-02 @BAL ND 7.0 6 2 2 0 6 0 105 63
2009-08-01 @BAL W 7.0 6 0 0 2 5 0 107 68
2009-07-01 @BAL ND 7.0 6 5 5 2 5 2 107 48
2009-04-18 BAL W 6.0 6 4 3 4 5 0 105 47
2008-06-10 BAL ND 6.0 8 4 4 1 3 0 113 42
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   40-26   Road:   34-31   ExtrInn: 5-10
 vsRHP:  50-38   vsLHP:  24-19   1-Run:  21-21
 vsEast: 27-27   vsCntrl:14-12   vsWest: 20-13 IL:13-5 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
131 Sun, Aug 29  @TBR  L   3-5       74-57  3rd  6.5 gb
130 Sat, Aug 28  @TBR  L   2-3 (10)  74-56  3rd  5.5 gb
129 Fri, Aug 27  @TBR  W   3-1       74-55  3rd  4.5 gb
128 Wed, Aug 25   SEA  L   2-4       73-55  3rd  5.5 gb
127 Wed, Aug 25   SEA  W   5-3       73-54  3rd  5.5 gb
126 Mon, Aug 23   SEA  W   6-3       72-54  3rd  5.5 gb
125 Sun, Aug 22   TOR  W   5-0       71-54  3rd  6.5 gb
124 Sat, Aug 21   TOR  W   5-4 (11)  70-54  3rd  6.5 gb
123 Fri, Aug 20   TOR  L   2-16      69-54  3rd  6.5 gb
122 Thu, Aug 19   LAA  L   2-7       69-53  3rd  6.5 gb
 Last 10: 5-5    Last 20:11-9    Last 30:17-13
Orioles, 48-83, 48-83 5th, 33 GB, 26 GB in WC

SP: Brian Matusz (23, LHP, 6-12, 4.79)

2010 Gamelogs / 2010 Splits / vs. BOS Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2010 (6-12) 144.2 152 81 77 53 111 16 4.79
2009 (5-2) 44.2 52 24 23 14 38 6 4.63
Last 7 GS 3-2 39.1 35 16 16 13 28 3 3.66 53
2010-08-25 @CHW W 7.0 3 1 1 1 5 1 117 71
2010-08-19 TEX W 8.0 5 0 0 1 6 0 115 77
2010-08-14 @TBR L 4.0 9 5 5 2 2 1 75 24
2010-08-09 CHW ND 6.0 3 1 1 2 4 0 99 64
2010-08-04 LAA W 6.0 7 1 1 0 3 0 93 57
2010-07-29 @KCR ND 3.1 2 5 5 4 3 0 64 35
2010-07-24 MIN L 5.0 6 3 3 3 5 1 96 45
Last 5 v.BOS 1-0 18.2 12 5 5 10 19 2 2.41 61
2010-07-04 @BOS W 7.0 2 0 0 3 8 0 111 78
2010-06-06 BOS ND 5.2 4 2 2 4 7 1 117 56
2010-04-24 @BOS ND 6.0 6 3 3 3 4 1 102 49
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   27-38   Road:   21-45   ExtrInn:11-3 
 vsRHP:  33-56   vsLHP:  15-27   1-Run:  23-18
 vsEast: 11-37   vsCntrl:12-18   vsWest: 18-17 IL: 7-11

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
131 Sun, Aug 29  @LAA  W   1-0       48-83  5th 32.5 gb
130 Sat, Aug 28  @LAA  W   5-0       47-83  5th 32.5 gb
129 Fri, Aug 27  @LAA  W   3-1       46-83  5th 32.5 gb
128 Thu, Aug 26  @CHW  L   0-8       45-83  5th 33.5 gb
127 Wed, Aug 25  @CHW  W   4-2       45-82  5th 33.0 gb
126 Tue, Aug 24  @CHW  L   5-7       44-82  5th 34.0 gb
125 Sun, Aug 22   TEX  L   4-6       44-81  5th 33.5 gb
124 Sat, Aug 21   TEX  W   8-6       44-80  5th 32.5 gb
123 Fri, Aug 20   TEX  L   0-2       43-80  5th 32.5 gb
122 Thu, Aug 19   TEX  W   4-0       43-79  5th 32.5 gb
 Last 10: 6-4    Last 20:11-9    Last 30:17-13
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Sun, Jul 04, 2010 BAL  6 @BOS  1        W:Brian Matusz (3-9), L: John Lackey (9-4), S: none
Sat, Jul 03, 2010 BOS  9  BAL  3        W:Jon Lester (10-3), L: Jeremy Guthrie (3-10), S: none
Fri, Jul 02, 2010 BOS  3  BAL  2        W:Tim Wakefield (3-6), L: Brad Bergesen (3-5), S: Jonathan Papelbon (19)
Sun, Jun 06, 2010 BAL  4  BOS  3 (11)   W:David Hernandez (2-5), L: Hideki Okajima (2-2), S: none
Sat, Jun 05, 2010 BOS  8 @BAL  2        W:Jon Lester (7-2), L: Jeremy Guthrie (3-6), S: none
Fri, Jun 04, 2010 BOS 11 @BAL  0        W:Clay Buchholz (8-3), L: Chris Tillman (0-1), S: none
Sun, May 02, 2010 BAL  3  BOS  2 (10)   W:Matt Albers (2-3), L: Jonathan Papelbon (1-2), S: none
Sat, May 01, 2010 BAL 12  BOS  9        W:Brad Bergesen (1-2), L: Daisuke Matsuzaka (0-1), S: Alfredo Simon (2)
Fri, Apr 30, 2010 BAL  5  BOS  4 (10)   W:Matt Albers (1-3), L: Ramon Ramirez (0-1), S: none
Sun, Apr 25, 2010 BAL  7 @BOS  6 (10)   W:Jim Johnson (1-1), L: Scott Atchison (0-1), S: Cla Meredith (1)
Season Series: 2010 - tied 6-6; 2009 - BOS won 16-2; 2008 - BOS won 12-6; All-Time - BOS leads 1138-925

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  5.40

DET  4.50

SEA  3.25

RA/G

SDP  3.50

COL  4.35

PIT  5.43

BA

J. Hamilton  .359

D. Uggla  .286

B. Wood  .165

OBP

M. Cabrera  .437

I. Suzuki  .359

B. Wood  .190

SLG

M. Cabrera  .647

J. Posada  .471

R. Tejada  .207

OPS

M. Cabrera  1.084

J. Edmonds  .818

B. Wood  .410

ERA

C. Buchholz  2.21

D. Fister  3.73

B. Bergesen  5.55

K/9IP

B. Morrow  10.93

A. Sanchez  6.99

M. Buehrle  4.00

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

RedSox Batters (5.02 RS/G) vs. Orioles Pitchers (5.08 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 17.Matusz*
G/S/vB
37.Albers
G/S/vB
57.Arrieta
G/S/vB
51.Gonzalez*
G/S/vB
43.Johnson
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
29.Beltre G/S/vP 6/1.417 5/1.850 ··· 1/.000 5/1.550 525/372 .323/.362/.551/.913 .948/.899 .953 98/.811 2/1 23/16
36.Cash G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 123/92 .173/.248/.245/.493 .586/.462 .561 8/.536 0/0 2/1
7.Drew* G/S/vP 3/.000 5/.650 ··· 2/.000 5/2.800 456/313 .255/.344/.449/.794 .584/.890 .786 91/.733 3/1 17/0
22.Hall G/S/vP 8/.393 9/.889 ··· 6/.200 2/1.000 302/178 .238/.306/.465/.771 .725/.803 .791 62/.710 5/1 17/10
55.Kalish* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 84/69 .231/.265/.346/.611 .267/.691 .544 69/.498 1/0 2/1
25.Lowell G/S/vP 3/.000 5/1.000 ··· ··· 7/1.071 178/110 .234/.309/.373/.682 .647/.703 .598 83/.678 0/0 4/1
12.Lowrie# G/S/vP ··· 1/2.000 ··· ··· 3/.666 90/54 .273/.378/.481/.858 .944/.801 .935 52/.899 1/0 3/5
41.Martinez# G/S/vP 6/1.500 5/1.467 ··· ··· 2/.000 410/295 .292/.339/.467/.806 1.226/.642 .735 105/.822 1/0 13/4
54.McDonald G/S/vP 7/.286 3/1.000 ··· 1/.000 3/1.167 298/174 .271/.339/.439/.778 .823/.745 .801 37/1.190 7/0 8/1
60.Nava# G/S/vP 3/.667 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 132/102 .259/.348/.388/.736 .542/.788 .598 25/.330 0/1 1/0
56.Navarro G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 11/6 .182/.182/.182/.364 .400/.333 .667 11/.364 0/0 0/0
34.Ortiz* G/S/vP 6/.000 7/.286 ··· 3/.000 7/.715 490/340 .264/.367/.534/.901 .607/1.042 .875 101/.901 0/1 27/0
16.Scutaro G/S/vP 11/.582 11/1.344 ··· 3/.000 6/.200 592/436 .274/.333/.373/.706 .722/.701 .676 103/.584 3/4 7/16
IP 144.2 60.2 83.0 15.1 10.2 TOTAL .268/.340/.454/.793 .808/.787 .784 .727 46/14 172/97
ERA-K/9 4.79/6.9 4.45/5.9 5.10/4.2 4.11/9.4 5.91/7.6 4.81/6.0

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Cash (32-7-7)
 Martinez (73-21-3)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 634/.270 265/.261 378/.272 69/.232 52/.348 .280  McDonald
 Kalish
 Hall
 Nava
 Drew
26/57/25/8
12/12/2/2
40/7/6/1
36/0/0/1
0/0/113/0
OPS .751 .725 .782 .655 .900 .791
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 138/.663 99/.882 210/.923 25/.962 21/1.067 .853
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 496/.775 166/.630 168/.609 44/.462 31/.793 .745
Home 333/.712 132/.760 183/.815 33/.810 17/.945
Last 28d days 120/.646 39/.785 133/.708 24/.604 3/.667
HR/SB/CS 16/16/3 6/8/1 8/9/1 0/0/0 1/0/0 148/71/22
Usage ·····X·· ······o· ····X··· ·o···X·· ··o·····
Orioles Batters (3.68 RS/G) vs. RedSox Pitchers (4.53 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 19.Beckett
G/S/vB
48.Atchison
G/S/vB
51.Bard
G/S/vB
17.Delcarmen
G/S/vB
61.Doubront*
G/S/vB
37.Okajima*
G/S/vB
58.Papelbon
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
25.Bell# G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 103/72 .228/.243/.347/.589 .903/.451 .668 73/.655 0/1 3/4
9.Fox G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 176/76 .218/.261/.376/.637 .569/.728 .506 16/.521 0/0 6/2
3.Izturis# G/S/vP 16/.670 1/2.000 3/.000 3/.666 ··· 1/no AB 1/.000 420/286 .235/.277/.271/.548 .540/.548 .509 82/.435 9/5 1/8
10.Jones G/S/vP 21/.586 ··· 3/2.334 12/.432 ··· 5/1.350 8/.661 517/386 .275/.318/.441/.759 .671/.789 .790 77/.890 4/7 17/7
2.Lugo G/S/vP 16/.388 3/2.000 ··· 2/.000 ··· 1/no AB 5/.400 244/145 .252/.303/.288/.591 .722/.505 .518 27/.519 5/7 0/1
21.Markakis* G/S/vP 40/.857 1/2.000 5/.400 11/1.441 ··· 23/.733 14/.742 572/403 .286/.365/.419/.785 .887/.741 .765 109/.690 6/2 8/2
6.Patterson* G/S/vP 17/.301 1/.000 1/.000 2/.000 ··· 4/1.167 4/.250 297/213 .266/.317/.404/.722 .517/.805 .780 41/.624 19/3 7/4
18.Pie* G/S/vP 6/.334 ··· 3/.000 3/3.500 ··· 1/.000 4/.000 205/161 .286/.312/.422/.734 .693/.744 .788 97/.743 4/2 4/1
1.Roberts# G/S/vP 39/.833 1/.000 1/no AB 13/.408 ··· 10/1.000 11/.705 149/110 .260/.342/.405/.747 .723/.755 .655 97/.841 7/2 3/3
30.Scott* G/S/vP 22/1.323 1/3.000 4/.000 11/.273 ··· 8/.375 8/.536 415/321 .286/.349/.561/.910 .759/.955 1.098 98/.880 1/0 25/3
15.Tatum G/S/vP 3/.000 1/.000 ··· 1/no AB ··· 1/.000 ··· 105/68 .263/.333/.295/.628 .393/.758 .673 10/.400 1/0 0/3
32.Wieters# G/S/vP 3/.666 ··· 1/.000 2/1.000 ··· 6/.833 6/1.167 405/297 .246/.319/.378/.697 .571/.745 .648 78/.641 0/1 10/3
23.Wigginton G/S/vP 32/1.203 2/.500 6/.400 8/1.250 ··· 5/.650 7/1.171 519/381 .250/.319/.435/.754 .695/.775 .797 107/.637 0/1 20/16
IP 88.2 45.2 61.1 44.0 24.0 33.0 55.2 TOTAL .256/.313/.387/.700 .653/.719 .719 .697 60/31 115/105
ERA-K/9 6.50/8.2 4.14/6.3 1.76/9.1 4.70/6.5 3.75/8.2 5.73/6.8 2.91/8.9 4.14/7.3

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Fox (3-3-0)
 Tatum (22-2-1)
 Wieters (47-19-1)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 397/.286 192/.244 238/.158 193/.204 108/.263 163/.350 227/.194 .251  Jones
 Markakis
 Pie
 Patterson
 Fox
 Scott
 Lugo
0/123/0/8
0/0/129/7
46/6/1/6
53/6/1/4
12/0/0/1
14/0/0/0
1/0/0/0
OPS .845 .739 .500 .687 .726 .937 .625 .723
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 221/.956 92/.965 125/.431 94/.551 38/.327 76/.848 119/.688 .752
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 176/.705 100/.537 113/.566 99/.817 70/.954 87/1.016 108/.554 .696
Road 205/.926 70/.867 137/.598 84/.661 41/.762 84/1.023 121/.747
Last 28d days 104/1.004 40/.946 47/.606 28/.677 36/.622 8/1.125 44/.539
HR/SB/CS 14/12/1 7/5/2 5/4/0 7/0/0 1/1/1 5/1/1 6/6/0 125/127/34
Usage ·····X·· ·Xo··X·· ··oo·X·· ·····o·· ··o··X·· ·o······ ···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.