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Game Preview: BOS @ BAL, 7:05pm, Wednesday, September 1, 2010 @Oriole Park at Camden Yards

RedSox, 74-58, 74-58 3rd, 8 GB, 7 GB in WC

SP: Jon Lester (26, LHP, 14-8, 3.12)

2010 Gamelogs / 2010 Splits / vs. BAL Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2010 (14-8) 170.0 137 65 59 63 176 12 3.12
2009 (15-8) 203.1 186 80 77 64 225 20 3.41
2008 (16-6) 210.1 202 78 75 66 152 14 3.21
Last 7 GS 3-4 42.0 41 23 19 16 46 6 4.07 53
2010-08-27 @TBR W 7.0 2 1 0 5 10 0 106 76
2010-08-20 TOR L 2.0 8 9 9 3 1 2 51 2
2010-08-14 @TEX W 8.0 5 0 0 0 5 0 109 77
2010-08-09 @NYY W 6.1 4 0 0 3 6 0 99 68
2010-08-04 CLE L 5.0 7 4 2 2 4 1 98 43
2010-07-30 DET L 6.0 11 4 4 2 7 2 115 39
2010-07-24 @SEA L 7.2 4 5 4 1 13 1 124 65
Last 5 v.BAL 4-0 32.1 31 6 6 10 31 2 1.67 61
2010-07-03 BAL W 7.0 5 1 1 1 7 0 100 69
2010-06-05 @BAL W 6.1 4 0 0 3 4 0 102 66
2010-04-23 BAL ND 5.2 4 0 0 4 7 0 113 64
2009-09-19 @BAL W 6.0 10 3 3 0 4 2 102 44
2009-07-25 BAL W 7.1 8 2 2 2 9 0 109 61
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   40-26   Road:   34-32   ExtrInn: 5-10
 vsRHP:  50-38   vsLHP:  24-20   1-Run:  21-21
 vsEast: 27-28   vsCntrl:14-12   vsWest: 20-13 IL:13-5 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
132 Tue, Aug 31  @BAL  L   2-5       74-58  3rd  8.0 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
 Last 10: 5-5    Last 20:11-9    Last 30:16-14
Orioles, 49-83, 49-83 5th, 33 GB, 32 GB in WC

SP: Jake Arrieta (24, RHP, 4-6, 5.10)

2010 Gamelogs / 2010 Splits / vs. BOS Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2010 (4-6) 83.0 88 52 47 46 39 8 5.10
Last 7 GS 1-4 38.2 44 25 23 22 18 3 5.35 42
2010-08-26 @CHW L 4.0 7 4 4 3 2 0 85 31
2010-08-20 TEX L 6.2 8 2 1 3 3 1 111 52
2010-08-15 @TBR L 6.0 6 3 3 3 2 1 114 47
2010-08-10 @CLE W 6.0 6 6 5 2 3 0 83 39
2010-08-05 LAA ND 7.2 4 2 2 2 4 0 108 65
2010-07-30 @KCR ND 4.1 6 3 3 5 4 0 102 38
2010-07-25 MIN L 4.0 7 5 5 4 0 1 87 24
Has never faced BOS as starter.
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   28-38   Road:   21-45   ExtrInn:11-3 
 vsRHP:  34-56   vsLHP:  15-27   1-Run:  23-18
 vsEast: 12-37   vsCntrl:12-18   vsWest: 18-17 IL: 7-11

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
132 Tue, Aug 31   BOS  W   5-2       49-83  5th 33.0 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
 Last 10: 6-4    Last 20:11-9    Last 30:17-13
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Tue, Aug 31, 2010 BAL  5  BOS  2        W:Brian Matusz (7-12), L: Josh Beckett (4-4), S: Koji Uehara (5)
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
Season Series: 2010 - BAL over 7-6; 2009 - BOS won 16-2; 2008 - BOS won 12-6; All-Time - BOS leads 1138-926

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  5.43

DET  4.48

SEA  3.25

RA/G

SDP  3.53

FLA  4.34

PIT  5.44

BA

J. Hamilton  .361

D. Uggla  .286

B. Wood  .165

OBP

J. Morneau  .437

Y. Torrealba  .360

B. Wood  .190

SLG

M. Cabrera  .643

A. Jones  .472

R. Tejada  .215

OPS

M. Cabrera  1.077

V. Wells  .819

B. Wood  .410

ERA

C. Buchholz  2.21

D. Fister  3.73

K. Correia  5.52

K/9IP

B. Morrow  10.93

C. Richard  7.05

M. Buehrle  4.00

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RedSox Batters (5.00 RS/G) vs. Orioles Pitchers (5.06 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 57.Arrieta
G/S/vB
37.Albers
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 ··· 5/1.850 1/.000 5/1.550 529/373 .322/.361/.549/.910 .942/.897 .946 98/.778 2/1 23/16
36.Cash G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 123/92 .173/.248/.245/.493 .586/.462 .561 4/.000 0/0 2/1
7.Drew* G/S/vP ··· 5/.650 2/.000 5/2.800 460/314 .253/.343/.446/.790 .580/.887 .778 91/.749 3/1 17/0
22.Hall G/S/vP ··· 9/.889 6/.200 3/1.000 306/180 .239/.306/.467/.773 .738/.798 .795 64/.746 5/1 17/10
55.Kalish* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· 85/70 .228/.262/.342/.604 .267/.680 .529 68/.486 1/0 2/1
25.Lowell G/S/vP ··· 5/1.000 ··· 7/1.071 182/111 .235/.308/.370/.678 .647/.697 .593 87/.669 0/0 4/1
12.Lowrie# G/S/vP ··· 1/2.000 ··· 4/1.000 93/55 .288/.387/.525/.912 1.041/.825 1.026 51/1.029 1/0 4/5
41.Martinez# G/S/vP ··· 5/1.467 ··· 3/.666 414/296 .294/.341/.467/.808 1.211/.647 .741 105/.803 1/0 13/4
54.McDonald G/S/vP ··· 3/1.000 1/.000 3/1.167 301/174 .272/.339/.438/.777 .819/.745 .798 40/1.147 8/0 8/1
60.Nava# G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 133/103 .256/.346/.385/.730 .542/.780 .588 26/.317 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 ··· 7/.286 4/.000 7/.715 494/340 .262/.364/.529/.893 .590/1.042 .860 101/.831 0/1 27/0
16.Scutaro G/S/vP ··· 11/1.344 3/.000 7/.167 596/437 .272/.331/.370/.701 .708/.699 .666 103/.584 3/4 7/17
IP 83.0 60.2 15.2 11.2 TOTAL .268/.339/.453/.792 .805/.786 .782 .724 47/14 173/98
ERA-K/9 5.10/4.2 4.45/5.9 4.02/9.2 5.40/7.7 4.79/6.0

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

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 378/.272 265/.261 70/.228 57/.360 .280  McDonald
 Kalish
 Nava
 Hall
 Drew
26/58/25/8
12/13/2/2
37/0/0/1
41/7/6/1
0/0/114/0
OPS .782 .725 .644 .907 .790
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 210/.923 99/.882 26/.922 24/1.101 .851
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 168/.609 166/.630 44/.462 33/.766 .745
Home 183/.815 132/.760 34/.782 22/.955
Last 28d days 133/.708 34/.590 25/.577 8/.857
HR/SB/CS 8/9/1 6/8/1 0/0/0 1/0/0 149/72/22
Usage ·····X·· ·······o o·o···X· X··o····
Orioles Batters (3.69 RS/G) vs. RedSox Pitchers (4.53 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 31.Lester*
G/S/vB
48.Atchison
G/S/vB
51.Bard
G/S/vB
61.Doubront*
G/S/vB
59.Manuel
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/.000 106/75 .221/.236/.337/.572 .903/.433 .630 72/.636 0/1 3/4
9.Fox G/S/vP 3/.000 ··· ··· ··· 1/5.000 ··· ··· 176/76 .218/.261/.376/.637 .569/.728 .506 16/.521 0/0 6/2
3.Izturis# G/S/vP 12/.606 1/2.000 3/.000 ··· ··· 1/no AB 1/.000 423/289 .234/.275/.269/.544 .540/.542 .501 81/.410 9/5 1/8
10.Jones G/S/vP 31/.545 ··· 3/2.334 1/.000 1/.000 5/1.350 8/.661 521/389 .275/.317/.439/.757 .666/.788 .786 77/.805 4/7 17/7
2.Lugo G/S/vP 6/.650 3/2.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 1/no AB 5/.400 244/145 .252/.303/.288/.591 .722/.505 .518 26/.541 5/7 0/1
21.Markakis* G/S/vP 45/.540 1/2.000 5/.400 ··· ··· 23/.733 14/.742 576/407 .286/.365/.420/.785 .887/.741 .765 108/.697 6/2 8/2
6.Patterson* G/S/vP 9/1.222 1/.000 1/.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 5/1.000 ··· 3/.000 1/5.000 ··· 1/.000 4/.000 209/164 .286/.311/.434/.744 .797/.730 .805 97/.711 4/2 5/1
1.Roberts# G/S/vP 35/.906 1/.000 1/no AB ··· ··· 10/1.000 11/.705 153/114 .267/.346/.407/.754 .723/.764 .674 97/.847 7/2 3/3
30.Scott* G/S/vP 8/.000 1/3.000 4/.000 1/5.000 ··· 8/.375 8/.536 419/324 .289/.353/.570/.923 .807/.957 1.120 97/.906 1/0 26/3
15.Tatum G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 105/68 .263/.333/.295/.628 .393/.758 .673 10/.400 1/0 0/3
32.Wieters# G/S/vP 18/.833 ··· 1/.000 1/.000 1/no AB 6/.833 6/1.167 409/300 .246/.318/.377/.695 .566/.744 .645 78/.650 0/1 10/3
23.Wigginton G/S/vP 23/1.133 2/.500 6/.400 1/.000 1/.000 5/.650 7/1.171 523/384 .250/.318/.434/.752 .690/.774 .792 106/.624 0/1 20/16
IP 170.0 45.2 61.1 25.0 7.0 33.0 55.2 TOTAL .256/.313/.388/.701 .659/.717 .720 .687 60/31 117/105
ERA-K/9 3.12/9.3 4.14/6.3 1.76/9.1 4.32/8.3 3.86/3.9 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 (48-19-1)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 699/.222 192/.244 238/.158 113/.270 28/.200 163/.350 227/.194 .251  Jones
 Markakis
 Pie
 Patterson
 Fox
 Scott
 Lugo
0/124/0/8
0/0/130/7
47/6/1/6
53/6/1/4
12/0/0/1
14/0/0/0
1/0/0/0
OPS .636 .739 .500 .789 .806 .937 .625 .723
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 174/.648 92/.965 125/.431 40/.576 8/.708 76/.848 119/.688 .754
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 525/.632 100/.537 113/.566 73/.911 20/.829 87/1.016 108/.554 .695
Road 347/.519 70/.867 137/.598 46/.911 13/.731 84/1.023 121/.747
Last 28d days 97/.691 30/.956 47/.606 41/.806 / 8/1.125 44/.539
HR/SB/CS 12/16/7 7/5/2 5/4/0 3/1/1 2/0/0 5/1/1 6/6/0 127/127/34
Usage ····X··· ··Xo··X· ···oo·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.