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Game Preview: TBR @ BOS, 7:10pm, Saturday, April 17, 2010 @Fenway Park II

Rays, 6-3, 6-32nd, ½ GB, tied for WC

SP: James Shields (28, RHP, 0-0, 3.97)

2010 Gamelogs / 2010 Splits / vs. BOS Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2010 (0-0) 11.1 13 5 5 5 11 3 3.97
2009 (11-12) 219.2 239 113 101 52 167 29 4.14
2008 (14-8) 215.0 208 94 85 40 160 24 3.56
Last 7 GS 2-2 44.2 49 26 26 12 44 7 5.24 49
2010-04-11 NYY ND 5.1 4 2 2 3 5 0 103 54
2010-04-06 BAL ND 6.0 9 3 3 2 6 3 107 46
2009-09-30 BAL W 8.0 6 3 3 0 8 1 106 66
2009-09-25 @TEX L 7.0 7 5 5 2 7 1 104 48
2009-09-18 TOR W 6.0 9 4 4 1 7 0 97 44
2009-09-13 @BOS L 6.0 6 3 3 3 6 0 100 51
2009-09-05 DET ND 6.1 8 6 6 1 5 2 96 37
Last 5 v.BOS 2-3 31.0 36 17 17 10 26 5 4.94 48
2009-09-13 @BOS L 6.0 6 3 3 3 6 0 100 51
2009-05-08 @BOS L 6.0 10 5 5 1 7 2 106 38
2009-05-03 BOS W 7.1 6 2 2 2 6 0 102 62
2009-04-07 @BOS L 5.1 9 5 5 3 2 2 101 29
2008-06-30 BOS W 6.1 5 2 2 1 5 1 104 59
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:    3-3    Road:    3-0    ExtrInn: 1-0 
 vsRHP:   5-1    vsLHP:   1-2    1-Run:   2-1 
 vsEast:  6-3    vsCntrl: 0-0    vsWest:  0-0  IL: 0-0 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 10 Fri, Apr 16  @BOS  -   1-1        6-3   2nd  0.5 gb
  9 Wed, Apr 14  @BAL  W   9-1        6-3   1st    Tied
  8 Tue, Apr 13  @BAL  W   8-6 (10)   5-3   3rd  1.0 gb
  7 Mon, Apr 12  @BAL  W   5-1        4-3   3rd  1.0 gb
  6 Sun, Apr 11   NYY  L   3-7        3-3   3rd  2.0 gb
  5 Sat, Apr 10   NYY  L   0-10       3-2   2nd  1.0 gb
  4 Fri, Apr  9   NYY  W   9-3        3-1   1st    Tied
  3 Thu, Apr  8   BAL  L   4-5        2-1   1st    Tied
  2 Wed, Apr  7   BAL  W   4-3        2-0   1st  0.5 up
  1 Tue, Apr  6   BAL  W   4-3        1-0   1st  0.5 up
 Last 10: 6-3    Last 20: 6-3    Last 30: 6-3 
RedSox, 4-5, 4-54th, 2½ GB, 2 GB in WC

SP: Clay Buchholz (25, RHP, 1-0, 3.60)

2010 Gamelogs / 2010 Splits / vs. TBR Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2010 (1-0) 5.0 7 3 2 2 1 1 3.60
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 4-1 39.2 38 18 17 12 30 8 3.86 52
2010-04-11 @KCR W 5.0 7 3 2 2 1 1 94 42
2009-10-04 CLE ND 3.0 5 6 6 2 6 1 70 29
2009-09-29 TOR L 5.0 8 7 7 1 4 5 79 26
2009-09-24 @KCR W 6.2 5 0 0 0 8 0 109 72
2009-09-18 @BAL W 6.0 5 1 1 3 1 1 95 56
2009-09-13 TBR ND 7.0 5 1 1 3 5 0 97 65
2009-09-08 BAL W 7.0 3 0 0 1 5 0 106 75
Last 5 v.TBR 2-1 26.1 19 7 7 10 23 1 2.39 62
2009-09-13 TBR ND 7.0 5 1 1 3 5 0 97 65
2009-09-03 @TBR W 6.0 6 3 3 1 3 0 91 50
2008-05-02 TBR W 5.1 5 1 1 4 6 0 96 56
2008-04-26 @TBR L 8.0 3 2 2 2 9 1 113 75
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:    1-2    Road:    3-3    ExtrInn: 0-1 
 vsRHP:   3-3    vsLHP:   1-2    1-Run:   0-1 
 vsEast:  1-2    vsCntrl: 3-3    vsWest:  0-0  IL: 0-0 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 10 Fri, Apr 16   TBR  -   1-1        4-5   4th  2.5 gb
  9 Thu, Apr 15  @MIN  L   0-8        4-5   4th  2.5 gb
  8 Wed, Apr 14  @MIN  W   6-3        4-4   4th  1.5 gb
  7 Mon, Apr 12  @MIN  L   2-5        3-4   4th  2.0 gb
  6 Sun, Apr 11  @KCR  W   8-6        3-3   3rd  2.0 gb
  5 Sat, Apr 10  @KCR  W   8-3        2-3   4th  2.0 gb
  4 Fri, Apr  9  @KCR  L   3-4        1-3   4th  2.0 gb
  3 Wed, Apr  7   NYY  L   1-3 (10)   1-2   4th  1.5 gb
  2 Tue, Apr  6   NYY  L   4-6        1-1   2nd  0.5 gb
  1 Sun, Apr  4   NYY  W   9-7        1-0   1st  0.5 up
 Last 10: 4-5    Last 20: 4-5    Last 30: 4-5 
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Fri, Apr 16, 2010 TBR  1 @BOS  1        W: , L:  , S: none

Sun, Sep 13, 2009 BOS  4  TBR  0        W:Jon Lester (13-7), L: James Shields (9-11), S: none
Sun, Sep 13, 2009 BOS  3  TBR  1        W:Hideki Okajima (6-0), L: Matt Garza (7-10), S: Jonathan Papelbon (36)
Sat, Sep 12, 2009 BOS  9  TBR  1  (5)   W:Josh Beckett (15-6), L: Wade Davis (0-1), S: none
Thu, Sep 03, 2009 BOS  6 @TBR  3        W:Clay Buchholz (4-3), L: David Price (7-7), S: Jonathan Papelbon (34)
Wed, Sep 02, 2009 TBR  8  BOS  5        W:J.P. Howell (7-4), L: Ramon Ramirez (7-4), S: Dan Wheeler (2)
Tue, Sep 01, 2009 BOS  8 @TBR  4        W:Jon Lester (11-7), L: Andy Sonnanstine (6-8), S: Jonathan Papelbon (33)
Wed, Aug 05, 2009 TBR  6  BOS  4        W:David Price (5-4), L: Brad Penny (7-6), S: J.P. Howell (12)
Tue, Aug 04, 2009 TBR  4  BOS  2 (13)   W:Lance Cormier (2-1), L: Takashi Saito (2-3), S: none
Sun, May 10, 2009 BOS  4  TBR  3        W:Ramon Ramirez (3-0), L: Brian Shouse (1-1), S: Jonathan Papelbon (8)
Season Series: 2010 -  0-0; 2009 - Tied 9-9; 2008 - TBR won 10-8; All-Time - BOS leads 128-77

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

For the 2009 season

Stat

Best

Middle

Worst

RS/G

NYY  5.65

DET  4.56

SDP  3.94

RA/G

SFG  3.77

NYM  4.67

BAL  5.41

BA

J. Mauer  .365

Y. Torrealba  .291

A. Miles  .185

OBP

J. Mauer  .444

W. Harris  .364

A. Miles  .224

SLG

A. Pujols  .658

J. Thome  .481

A. Miles  .242

OPS

A. Pujols  1.101

B. McCann  .834

A. Miles  .466

ERA

Z. Greinke  2.16

J. Niemann  3.94

L. Hernandez  5.44

K/9IP

T. Lincecum  10.43

J. Cueto  6.94

J. Lannan  3.88

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NOTE: Team stats shown are for the 2010 season. Player Stats for the 2009 season. We will switch to 2010 stats on May 1st.

Rays Batters (4.70 RS/G) vs. RedSox Pitchers (4.60 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
17.Delcarmen
G/S/vB
37.Okajima*
G/S/vB
58.Papelbon
G/S/vB
56.Ramirez
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
94.Aybar# G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/no AB 3/1.667 5/.650 3/.000 2/1.500 336/215 .253/.331/.416/.747 .882/.674 .661 12/.417 1/0 12/8
8.Bartlett G/S/vP 12/.606 ··· 1/2.000 13/1.338 3/.333 7/.572 4/.000 567/389 .320/.389/.490/.879 .930/.856 .951 41/.633 30/7 14/20
15.Brignac* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 93/72 .278/.301/.444/.746 .145/.918 .650 16/1.125 2/2 1/2
5.Burrell G/S/vP 6/.167 ··· 1/.000 5/.200 6/1.167 4/.000 2/1.000 476/333 .221/.315/.367/.682 .588/.719 .602 30/.526 2/0 14/0
13.Crawford* G/S/vP 13/.641 3/2.667 1/.000 11/1.536 11/.182 14/.445 4/.500 672/462 .305/.364/.452/.816 .704/.868 .806 39/.973 60/16 15/4
37.Johnson# G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· / /// / / / /
20.Joyce* G/S/vP 2/.000 ··· ··· 2/.000 ··· 2/1.000 2/.000 37/33 .188/.270/.500/.770 .750/.773 .489 / 1/0 3/0
19.Kapler G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 2/2.000 ··· ··· 238/64 .239/.329/.439/.768 .931/.357 .742 9/.347 5/2 8/2
3.Longoria G/S/vP 12/.614 ··· 2/2.500 7/1.262 9/.444 3/.000 5/.200 671/474 .281/.364/.526/.889 .909/.881 .928 41/.866 9/0 33/13
30.Navarro# G/S/vP 3/.666 ··· ··· 13/.308 7/.334 8/1.000 3/.000 410/254 .218/.261/.322/.583 .740/.489 .592 30/.475 5/2 8/5
23.Pena* G/S/vP 9/.347 2/.000 2/no AB 9/1.389 10/.833 7/1.229 3/3.000 570/374 .227/.356/.537/.893 .814/.936 .803 38/1.001 3/3 39/10
1.Rodriguez G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 29/14 .200/.276/.440/.716 .630/.786 .726 23/.451 0/0 2/0
10.Shoppach G/S/vP 2/.000 ··· 2/.500 2/.500 ··· 3/.000 2/2.500 327/257 .214/.335/.399/.734 1.045/.652 .873 9/.708 0/0 12/4
2.Upton G/S/vP 5/1.350 1/.000 1/.000 9/1.000 7/.286 9/.111 4/.250 626/437 .241/.313/.373/.686 .572/.734 .628 41/.814 42/14 11/4
18.Zobrist# G/S/vP 6/.900 ··· 2/.500 4/.750 4/.833 5/.000 5/.000 599/398 .297/.405/.543/.948 1.035/.905 .867 43/.795 17/6 27/7
IP 92.0 49.1 59.2 61.0 68.0 69.2 TOTAL .261/.323/.421/.745 .499/.844 .763 .745 12/4 10/5
ERA-K/9 4.21/6.7 /0.0 3.65/11.5 4.53/6.6 3.39/7.8 1.85/10.1 2.84/6.7 4.30/5.2

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Navarro (61-22-6)
 Shoppach (49-15-6)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 399/.256 / 212/.228 278/.270 258/.242 285/.213 301/.233 .272  Upton
 Crawford
 Kapler
 Zobrist
 Burrell
 Rodriguez
 Joyce
0/144/0/6
154/0/0/6
14/12/66/5
9/7/59/5
1/0/1/0
3/2/2/0
0/4/5/0
OPS .729 .690 .796 .704 .600 .711 .787
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 197/.763 / 97/.866 145/.661 116/.467 152/.570 156/.794 .815
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 202/.697 / 115/.545 133/.940 142/.906 133/.633 145/.623 .745
Home 202/.719 / 94/.554 145/.685 98/.785 150/.607 148/.840
Last 28d days 24/.915 17/.894 25/.644 10/.422 20/.743 23/.582 18/1.250
HR/SB/CS 13/6/0 // 5/4/0 5/9/1 8/0/0 5/10/1 7/6/0 11/16/1
Usage

NOTE: Team stats shown are for the 2010 season. Player Stats for the 2009 season. We will switch to 2010 stats on May 1st.

RedSox Batters (4.20 RS/G) vs. Rays Pitchers (4.00 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 33.Shields
G/S/vB
50.Balfour
G/S/vB
36.Choate*
G/S/vB
31.Cormier
G/S/vB
54.Ekstrom
G/S/vB
39.Howell*
G/S/vB
21.Sonnanstine
G/S/vB
29.Soriano
G/S/vB
35.Wheeler
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
29.Beltre G/S/vP 19/.600 5/.000 1/no AB 4/.500 ··· 9/.666 12/1.166 ··· 4/.500 477/338 .265/.304/.379/.683 .849/.618 .646 37/.640 13/2 8/14
23.Cameron G/S/vP ··· 2/.000 3/1.167 1/2.000 ··· 3/.000 ··· 4/.250 2/2.500 628/478 .250/.342/.452/.795 .954/.748 .803 28/.618 7/3 24/4
7.Drew* G/S/vP 27/1.314 9/.333 7/1.314 7/.629 ··· 12/1.167 17/1.225 3/.000 11/.282 539/404 .279/.392/.522/.914 .863/.932 .991 35/.454 2/6 24/2
2.Ellsbury* G/S/vP 25/.367 7/.786 1/.000 12/.864 ··· 11/.909 18/.611 1/.000 3/.000 693/477 .301/.355/.415/.770 .785/.763 .802 30/.800 70/12 8/2
22.Hall G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 2/.000 2/1.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· 3/.000 7/1.286 365/226 .201/.258/.338/.596 .606/.589 .638 11/.273 2/2 8/5
32.Hermida* G/S/vP 19/.721 2/.500 ··· 5/.400 ··· 7/1.262 12/1.409 10/.425 3/.000 491/370 .259/.348/.392/.740 .601/.786 .713 21/.933 5/2 13/1
70.Hulett* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 19/17 .111/.158/.111/.269 1.000/.180 .000 / 0/0 0/1
25.Lowell G/S/vP 25/.840 9/1.431 4/.000 12/.917 ··· 6/1.833 23/1.197 3/.333 22/.293 484/327 .290/.337/.474/.811 .867/.784 .932 8/.500 2/1 17/9
41.Martinez# G/S/vP 12/.750 5/1.100 1/.000 9/.666 ··· 12/.788 11/.586 1/.000 2/.000 672/463 .303/.381/.480/.861 .847/.867 .774 41/.679 1/0 23/7
34.Ortiz* G/S/vP 27/1.351 9/.708 1/no AB 10/.686 ··· 14/.539 23/.594 2/2.500 11/.573 627/439 .238/.332/.462/.794 .716/.828 .880 32/.560 0/2 28/1
15.Pedroia G/S/vP 24/1.136 8/.708 1/.000 12/.667 ··· 14/.539 23/.707 3/1.000 8/.000 714/510 .296/.371/.447/.819 .765/.839 .903 47/1.176 20/8 15/6
68.Reddick* G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 1/3.000 ··· ··· ··· 62/56 .169/.210/.339/.549 .733/.530 .389 / 0/0 2/1
16.Scutaro G/S/vP 39/.474 5/1.000 ··· 7/1.142 ··· 12/.531 4/.500 5/.600 5/.400 680/505 .282/.379/.409/.789 .809/.782 .743 38/.654 14/5 12/10
33.Varitek# G/S/vP 22/.560 13/.077 1/.000 6/.533 ··· 6/.333 16/1.143 4/.000 10/.500 425/301 .209/.313/.390/.703 .807/.666 .821 7/2.143 0/0 14/3
20.Youkilis G/S/vP 26/.405 7/1.571 1/.000 12/.795 ··· 12/1.542 20/.662 3/.333 11/1.364 588/418 .305/.413/.548/.961 .953/.964 .992 43/.934 7/2 27/6
IP 219.2 67.1 36.1 77.1 18.1 66.2 99.2 75.2 57.2 TOTAL .259/.329/.438/.766 .684/.795 .705 .766 5/3 11/7
ERA-K/9 4.14/6.8 4.81/9.2 3.47/6.9 3.26/4.2 6.38/9.3 2.84/10.7 6.77/5.4 2.97/12.1 3.28/7.0 3.90/6.5

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Martinez (56-9-4)
 Varitek (108-16-1)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 930/.275 289/.235 142/.214 331/.249 83/.292 278/.197 459/.311 307/.194 219/.199 .242  Drew
 Cameron
 Ellsbury
 Hall
 Hermida
 Youkilis
 Hulett
 Reddick
0/0/132/5
0/147/0/4
0/153/0/4
22/1/15/3
51/0/81/3
2/0/0/1
1/0/2/0
12/2/10/0
OPS .768 .681 .588 .679 .806 .627 .889 .586 .659 .746
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 479/.779 112/.701 83/.385 180/.671 42/.752 86/.772 276/.746 145/.746 64/1.020 .837
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 451/.756 177/.667 59/.880 151/.688 41/.855 192/.561 183/1.108 162/.445 155/.511 .655
Road 418/.825 133/.762 67/.536 198/.683 51/.669 131/.562 260/.916 155/.706 100/.604
Last 28d days 52/.942 24/.554 17/1.471 14/.593 16/1.025 / 26/.811 19/.957 13/.413
HR/SB/CS 29/5/2 6/6/1 4/2/1 6/6/1 3/4/0 7/3/2 19/1/2 6/3/0 11/5/0 13/6/2
Usage

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.