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Game Preview: TBR @ BOS, 11:05am, Monday, April 19, 2010 @Fenway Park II

Rays, 9-3, 9-31st, Tied

SP: Jeff Niemann (27, RHP, 0-0, 3.24)

2010 Gamelogs / 2010 Splits / vs. BOS Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2010 (0-0) 8.1 8 3 3 1 3 1 3.24
2009 (13-6) 180.2 185 84 79 59 125 17 3.94
2008 (2-2) 16.0 18 12 9 8 14 3 5.06
Last 7 GS 1-1 34.2 44 19 19 11 30 3 4.93 47
2010-04-13 @BAL ND 7.0 8 3 3 1 3 1 103 51
2010-04-08 BAL ND 1.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 12 54
2009-10-03 NYY W 5.0 6 2 2 1 5 0 87 51
2009-09-28 BAL ND 3.1 7 4 4 3 3 1 89 30
2009-09-22 SEA ND 6.2 4 3 3 4 5 1 108 55
2009-09-15 @BAL L 4.1 11 6 6 1 6 0 83 22
2009-09-09 @NYY ND 7.0 8 1 1 1 8 0 110 64
Last 5 v.BOS 0-1 3.0 7 6 5 3 3 0 15.00 23
2009-05-02 BOS L 3.0 7 6 5 3 3 0 76 23
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:    3-3    Road:    6-0    ExtrInn: 2-0 
 vsRHP:   7-1    vsLHP:   2-2    1-Run:   3-1 
 vsEast:  9-3    vsCntrl: 0-0    vsWest:  0-0  IL: 0-0 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 12 Sun, Apr 18  @BOS  W   7-1        9-3   1st    Tied
 11 Sat, Apr 17  @BOS  W   6-5        8-3   1st    Tied
 10 Fri, Apr 16  @BOS  W   3-1 (12)   7-3   1st    Tied
  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
 Last 10: 7-3    Last 20: 9-3    Last 30: 9-3 
RedSox, 4-8, 4-84th, 5 GB, 4 GB in WC

SP: John Lackey (31, RHP, 1-0, 1.42)

2010 Gamelogs / 2010 Splits / vs. TBR Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2010 (1-0) 12.2 10 2 2 6 5 0 1.42
2009 (11-8) 176.1 177 84 75 47 139 17 3.83
2008 (12-5) 163.1 161 71 68 40 130 26 3.75
Last 7 GS 3-1 42.1 44 18 16 13 26 3 3.40 52
2010-04-14 @MIN W 6.2 7 2 2 4 2 0 107 50
2010-04-07 NYY ND 6.0 3 0 0 2 3 0 100 67
2009-10-01 TEX ND 2.0 4 2 2 0 2 1 40 42
2009-09-26 OAK ND 5.0 10 6 6 1 2 2 92 24
2009-09-20 @TEX W 6.0 7 5 4 2 4 0 102 42
2009-09-15 @BOS L 7.2 8 3 2 3 6 0 120 56
2009-09-10 SEA W 9.0 5 0 0 1 7 0 115 83
Last 5 v.TBR 4-1 34.1 32 17 14 9 33 2 3.67 56
2009-06-10 @TBR L 5.0 11 9 8 2 2 2 98 11
2008-06-11 TBR W 7.1 4 2 2 2 7 0 99 67
2007-09-18 TBD W 8.0 5 1 1 2 10 0 105 76
2007-04-25 TBD W 6.0 7 1 1 2 7 0 109 59
2006-07-24 @TBD W 8.0 5 4 2 1 7 0 106 66
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:    1-5    Road:    3-3    ExtrInn: 0-2 
 vsRHP:   3-6    vsLHP:   1-2    1-Run:   0-2 
 vsEast:  1-5    vsCntrl: 3-3    vsWest:  0-0  IL: 0-0 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 12 Sun, Apr 18   TBR  L   1-7        4-8   4th  5.0 gb
 11 Sat, Apr 17   TBR  L   5-6        4-7   4th  4.0 gb
 10 Fri, Apr 16   TBR  L   1-3 (12)   4-6   4th  3.0 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
 Last 10: 3-7    Last 20: 4-8    Last 30: 4-8 
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Sun, Apr 18, 2010 TBR  7 @BOS  1        W:Matt Garza (3-0), L: Jon Lester (0-2), S: none
Sat, Apr 17, 2010 TBR  6 @BOS  5        W:James Shields (1-0), L: Clay Buchholz (1-1), S: Rafael Soriano (4)
Fri, Apr 16, 2010 TBR  3 @BOS  1 (12)   W:Lance Cormier (2-0), L: Manny Delcarmen (0-1), S: Rafael Soriano (3)

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)
Season Series: 2010 - TBR leads 3-0; 2009 - Tied 9-9; 2008 - TBR won 10-8; All-Time - BOS leads 128-80

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 (5.17 RS/G) vs. RedSox Pitchers (5.08 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 40.Lackey
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 6/1.917 ··· 1/no AB 3/1.667 5/.650 3/.000 2/1.500 336/215 .253/.331/.416/.747 .882/.674 .661 16/.500 1/0 12/8
8.Bartlett G/S/vP 13/.923 1/.000 2/1.000 14/1.227 3/.333 7/.572 5/.000 567/389 .320/.389/.490/.879 .930/.856 .951 52/.519 30/7 14/20
15.Brignac* G/S/vP 3/.666 ··· 1/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 93/72 .278/.301/.444/.746 .145/.918 .650 18/1.000 2/2 1/2
5.Burrell G/S/vP 3/1.000 1/.000 2/.000 6/1.133 6/1.167 4/.000 3/.666 476/333 .221/.315/.367/.682 .588/.719 .602 36/.672 2/0 14/0
13.Crawford* G/S/vP 34/.970 4/1.833 2/.000 12/1.401 11/.182 14/.445 5/.400 672/462 .305/.364/.452/.816 .704/.868 .806 50/.804 60/16 15/4
37.Johnson# G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· / /// / / / /
20.Joyce* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 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 6/1.000 1/.000 ··· 2/.500 2/2.000 ··· ··· 238/64 .239/.329/.439/.768 .931/.357 .742 13/.585 5/2 8/2
3.Longoria G/S/vP 6/.733 1/5.000 2/2.500 8/1.333 9/.444 3/.000 5/.200 671/474 .281/.364/.526/.889 .909/.881 .928 50/.971 9/0 33/13
30.Navarro# G/S/vP 18/.287 ··· 1/.000 13/.308 7/.334 8/1.000 3/.000 410/254 .218/.261/.322/.583 .740/.489 .592 35/.406 5/2 8/5
23.Pena* G/S/vP 28/.835 3/.000 2/no AB 10/1.214 10/.833 7/1.229 3/3.000 570/374 .227/.356/.537/.893 .814/.936 .803 47/.947 3/3 39/10
1.Rodriguez G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 2/.000 29/14 .200/.276/.440/.716 .630/.786 .726 27/.382 0/0 2/0
10.Shoppach G/S/vP 9/.500 ··· 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 17/.364 2/.000 1/.000 10/.900 7/.286 9/.111 5/.200 626/437 .241/.313/.373/.686 .572/.734 .628 50/.828 42/14 11/4
18.Zobrist# G/S/vP 3/2.000 1/.000 3/.333 5/.600 4/.833 5/.000 5/.000 599/398 .297/.405/.543/.948 1.035/.905 .867 53/.744 17/6 27/7
IP 176.1 49.1 59.2 61.0 68.0 69.2 TOTAL .245/.314/.416/.731 .586/.794 .731 .731 17/4 14/6
ERA-K/9 3.83/7.1 /0.0 3.65/11.5 4.53/6.6 3.39/7.8 1.85/10.1 2.84/6.7 4.29/5.8

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

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 748/.263 / 212/.228 278/.270 258/.242 285/.213 301/.233 .254  Upton
 Crawford
 Zobrist
 Kapler
 Rodriguez
 Joyce
 Burrell
0/144/0/6
154/0/0/6
9/7/59/5
14/12/66/5
3/2/2/0
0/4/5/0
1/0/1/0
OPS .718 .690 .796 .704 .600 .711 .766
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 416/.756 / 97/.866 145/.661 116/.467 152/.570 156/.794 .774
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 332/.666 / 115/.545 133/.940 142/.906 133/.633 145/.623 .755
Home 366/.758 / 94/.554 145/.685 98/.785 150/.607 148/.840
Last 28d days 51/.583 26/.894 31/.512 19/.638 20/.743 23/.582 24/.920
HR/SB/CS 17/13/3 // 5/4/0 5/9/1 8/0/0 5/10/1 7/6/0 15/21/1
Usage ····X··· ·X····X· ··X·o··o X·X····X ··o·o··· ··X·X··X ·X·X···X

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 (4.00 RS/G) vs. Rays Pitchers (3.83 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 34.Niemann
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 8/.661 5/.000 1/no AB 6/.334 ··· 9/.666 12/1.166 ··· 4/.500 477/338 .265/.304/.379/.683 .849/.618 .646 42/.685 13/2 8/14
23.Cameron G/S/vP ··· 2/.000 3/1.167 1/2.000 1/3.000 3/.000 ··· 5/.200 3/2.500 628/478 .250/.342/.452/.795 .954/.748 .803 36/.694 7/3 24/4
7.Drew* G/S/vP 2/1.500 9/.333 7/1.314 8/.833 ··· 12/1.167 17/1.225 3/.000 12/.258 539/404 .279/.392/.522/.914 .863/.932 .991 43/.443 2/6 24/2
2.Ellsbury* G/S/vP 3/.000 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 3/.333 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 3/.000 2/.500 ··· 6/.334 ··· 7/1.262 12/1.409 11/.384 4/.000 491/370 .259/.348/.392/.740 .601/.786 .713 30/.647 5/2 13/1
70.Hulett* G/S/vP 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 19/17 .111/.158/.111/.269 1.000/.180 .000 / 0/0 0/1
25.Lowell G/S/vP 2/1.000 9/1.431 4/.000 12/.917 ··· 6/1.833 23/1.197 3/.333 23/.372 484/327 .290/.337/.474/.811 .867/.784 .932 12/.667 2/1 17/9
41.Martinez# G/S/vP 2/.000 5/1.100 1/.000 10/.600 1/.000 12/.788 11/.586 2/.000 2/.000 672/463 .303/.381/.480/.861 .847/.867 .774 51/.622 1/0 23/7
34.Ortiz* G/S/vP 2/.500 9/.708 2/.500 12/.555 ··· 14/.539 23/.594 2/2.500 11/.573 627/439 .238/.332/.462/.794 .716/.828 .880 38/.551 0/2 28/1
15.Pedroia G/S/vP 2/2.000 8/.708 1/.000 13/.770 1/no AB 14/.539 23/.707 4/.750 8/.000 714/510 .296/.371/.447/.819 .765/.839 .903 57/1.159 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 11/.182 5/1.000 ··· 8/1.000 1/.000 12/.531 4/.500 6/.500 6/.334 680/505 .282/.379/.409/.789 .809/.782 .743 49/.756 14/5 12/10
33.Varitek# G/S/vP ··· 13/.077 1/.000 7/.453 ··· 6/.333 16/1.143 5/.600 10/.500 425/301 .209/.313/.390/.703 .807/.666 .821 12/1.667 0/0 14/3
20.Youkilis G/S/vP 2/.500 7/1.571 1/.000 13/.731 ··· 12/1.542 21/.897 4/.250 11/1.364 588/418 .305/.413/.548/.961 .953/.964 .992 52/.865 7/2 27/6
IP 180.2 67.1 36.1 77.1 18.1 66.2 99.2 75.2 57.2 TOTAL .255/.318/.435/.753 .677/.774 .702 .753 5/3 14/11
ERA-K/9 3.94/6.2 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 3.62/6.4

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

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 769/.266 289/.235 142/.214 331/.249 83/.292 278/.197 459/.311 307/.194 219/.199 .241  Drew
 Ellsbury
 Cameron
 Hermida
 Hall
 Youkilis
 Reddick
 Hulett
0/0/132/5
0/153/0/4
0/147/0/4
51/0/81/3
22/1/15/3
2/0/0/1
12/2/10/0
1/0/2/0
OPS .728 .681 .588 .679 .806 .627 .889 .586 .659 .737
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 412/.753 112/.701 83/.385 180/.671 42/.752 86/.772 276/.746 145/.746 64/1.020 .761
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 357/.701 177/.667 59/.880 151/.688 41/.855 192/.561 183/1.108 162/.445 155/.511 .712
Road 452/.737 133/.762 67/.536 198/.683 51/.669 131/.562 260/.916 155/.706 100/.604
Last 28d days 36/.669 24/.554 18/1.389 25/.490 20/1.012 / 27/.976 26/.808 18/.478
HR/SB/CS 17/24/6 6/6/1 4/2/1 6/6/1 3/4/0 7/3/2 19/1/2 6/3/0 11/5/0 16/6/2
Usage ·····X·· ··X·Xo·· ·oo··o·o ··X··o·X X······· ·o··X··X ·oX··oX· ·Xo··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.