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Rangers, 5-8, 5-84th, 3 GB, 4½ GB in WC

SP: Matt Harrison (24, LHP, 0-0, undef)

2010 Gamelogs / 2010 Splits / vs. BOS Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2010 (0-1) 13.0 11 4 2 2 7 1 1.38
2009 (4-5) 63.1 81 43 43 23 34 9 6.11
2008 (9-3) 83.2 100 57 51 31 42 12 5.49
Last 7 GS 1-4 40.2 49 28 26 12 24 6 5.75 43
2010-04-15 @CLE L 7.0 5 3 1 1 3 1 116 61
2010-04-10 SEA ND 6.0 6 1 1 1 4 0 110 59
2009-06-23 @ARI L 3.2 7 7 7 4 2 1 85 17
2009-06-17 HOU ND 5.0 6 3 3 3 3 1 86 43
2009-05-25 NYY L 5.0 11 7 7 1 2 0 96 18
2009-05-20 @DET L 5.0 9 5 5 2 3 3 94 30
2009-05-14 SEA W 9.0 5 2 2 0 7 0 102 76
Last 5 v.BOS 1-0 6.0 7 4 4 1 4 1 6.00 45
2008-09-06 BOS W 6.0 7 4 4 1 4 1 103 45
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:    3-3    Road:    2-5    ExtrInn: 1-0 
 vsRHP:   4-3    vsLHP:   1-5    1-Run:   1-3 
 vsEast:  1-3    vsCntrl: 2-1    vsWest:  2-1  IL: 0-0 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 13 Tue, Apr 20  @BOS  L   6-7        5-8   4th  3.0 gb
 12 Sun, Apr 18  @NYY  L   2-5        5-7   4th  3.0 gb
 11 Sat, Apr 17  @NYY  L   3-7        5-6   3rd  3.0 gb
 10 Fri, Apr 16  @NYY  L   1-5  (6)   5-5   2nd  2.0 gb
  9 Thu, Apr 15  @CLE  L   2-3        5-4   2nd  1.0 gb
  8 Wed, Apr 14  @CLE  W   6-2        5-3   1st    Tied
  7 Mon, Apr 12  @CLE  W   4-2 (10)   4-3   2nd  1.5 gb
  6 Sun, Apr 11   SEA  W   9-2        3-3   2nd  1.5 gb
  5 Sat, Apr 10   SEA  L   3-4        2-3   2nd  1.5 gb
  4 Fri, Apr  9   SEA  W   6-2        2-2   2nd  1.5 gb
 Last 10: 4-6    Last 20: 5-8    Last 30: 5-8 
RedSox, 5-9, 5-94th, 5½ GB, 5 GB in WC

SP: Josh Beckett (30, RHP, 0-0, undef)

2010 Gamelogs / 2010 Splits / vs. TEX Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2010 (1-0) 18.2 21 9 8 5 13 2 3.86
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 4-0 42.2 51 19 18 10 36 3 3.80 51
2010-04-16 TBR ND 7.0 4 1 0 1 8 0 106 74
2010-04-10 @KCR W 7.0 9 3 3 1 4 0 105 50
2010-04-04 NYY ND 4.2 8 5 5 3 1 2 94 26
2009-10-03 CLE W 5.0 7 4 4 3 5 0 98 39
2009-09-23 @KCR W 6.0 12 2 2 1 7 0 103 46
2009-09-17 LAA ND 8.0 7 3 3 0 7 1 114 63
2009-09-12 TBR W 5.0 4 1 1 1 4 0 78 58
Last 5 v.TEX 2-2 30.1 33 14 13 5 30 2 3.86 53
2009-07-21 @TEX L 8.0 7 4 4 1 7 0 104 58
2008-09-05 @TEX W 5.0 4 0 0 0 7 0 80 66
2007-06-30 TEX L 5.0 10 5 5 0 4 1 92 31
2006-06-11 TEX ND 5.1 5 4 3 3 7 1 112 48
2006-04-05 @TEX W 7.0 7 1 1 1 5 0 109 63
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:    2-6    Road:    3-3    ExtrInn: 0-2 
 vsRHP:   4-7    vsLHP:   1-2    1-Run:   1-2 
 vsEast:  0-0    vsCntrl: 1-2    vsWest:  1-0  IL: 0-0 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 14 Tue, Apr 20   TEX  W   7-6        5-9   4th  5.5 gb
 13 Mon, Apr 19   TBR  L   2-8        4-9   4th  6.0 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
 Last 10: 4-6    Last 20: 5-9    Last 30: 5-9 
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Tue, Apr 20, 2010 BOS  7  TEX  6        W:Jonathan Papelbon (1-1), L: Frank Francisco (2-3), S: none

Sun, Aug 16, 2009 TEX  4  BOS  3        W:Dustin Nippert (4-1), L: Junichi Tazawa (1-2), S: Frank Francisco (17)
Sat, Aug 15, 2009 TEX  7  BOS  2        W:Derek Holland (6-7), L: Brad Penny (7-7), S: Neftali Feliz (1)
Fri, Aug 14, 2009 BOS  8 @TEX  4        W:Takashi Saito (3-3), L: Frank Francisco (2-2), S: none
Wed, Jul 22, 2009 TEX  3  BOS  1        W:Dustin Nippert (2-0), L: Clay Buchholz (1-1), S: Doug Mathis (1)
Tue, Jul 21, 2009 TEX  4  BOS  2        W:Tommy Hunter (2-1), L: Josh Beckett (11-4), S: C.J. Wilson (9)
Mon, Jul 20, 2009 TEX  6  BOS  3        W:Kevin Millwood (9-7), L: John Smoltz (1-3), S: C.J. Wilson (8)
Sun, Jun 07, 2009 TEX  6 @BOS  3        W:Vicente Padilla (4-3), L: Daisuke Matsuzaka (1-4), S: C.J. Wilson (5)
Sat, Jun 06, 2009 BOS  8  TEX  1        W:Jon Lester (5-5), L: Derek Holland (1-3), S: none
Fri, Jun 05, 2009 TEX  5 @BOS  1        W:Kevin Millwood (5-4), L: Brad Penny (5-2), S: none
Season Series: 2010 - BOS leads 1-0; 2009 - TEX won 7-2; 2008 - BOS won 9-1; All-Time - BOS leads 320-280

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

LAD  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.

Rangers Batters ( RS/G) vs. RedSox Pitchers ( RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS Beckett
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
1.Andrus G/S/vP 3/.666 ··· 3/1.000 2/no AB ··· 2/.000 1/.000 541/386 .267/.329/.373/.702 .755/.681 .620 50/.822 33/6 6/22
14.Arias G/S/vP 2/1.000 ··· ··· 3/.000 ··· 1/.000 1/.000 9/2 .000/.000/.000/.000 .000/.000 .000 36/.833 0/0 0/0
3.Blanco# G/S/vP 3/.666 ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 138/106 .252/.303/.341/.644 .624/.651 .641 11/.100 0/2 1/3
29.Borbon* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 1/no AB ··· 1/2.000 179/159 .312/.376/.414/.790 .353/.840 .660 42/.222 19/4 4/3
17.Cruz G/S/vP 2/.000 ··· ··· 3/.666 5/1.850 2/1.000 1/no AB 515/364 .260/.332/.524/.856 .746/.900 .778 53/1.326 20/4 33/4
19.Davis* G/S/vP 2/.000 ··· ··· 2/.500 1/no AB 3/.000 1/.000 419/287 .238/.284/.442/.726 .546/.808 .739 44/.573 0/0 21/5
25.Garko G/S/vP 8/.125 ··· ··· 3/.333 3/1.167 2/2.000 4/.000 400/267 .268/.344/.421/.765 .870/.713 .823 11/.091 0/0 13/5
27.Guerrero G/S/vP 39/.814 ··· 1/.000 5/1.850 7/.953 11/.282 2/.000 407/302 .295/.334/.460/.794 .686/.831 .878 55/.802 2/1 15/0
32.Hamilton* G/S/vP 6/.666 1/no AB ··· 5/1.200 5/.200 ··· 4/.750 365/246 .268/.315/.426/.741 .898/.664 .839 53/.703 8/3 10/1
5.Kinsler G/S/vP 6/1.000 ··· 2/.000 5/.450 4/.000 4/.500 ··· 640/463 .253/.327/.488/.814 1.005/.740 .672 / 31/5 31/11
7.Murphy* G/S/vP 3/.000 ··· ··· 3/.333 2/.000 2/.000 1/.000 494/380 .269/.338/.447/.785 .634/.831 .785 17/.210 9/4 17/2
21.Saltalamacchia# G/S/vP 3/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 310/205 .233/.290/.371/.661 .657/.663 .569 5/.400 0/2 9/7
2.Teagarden G/S/vP ··· ··· 2/.500 1/5.000 ··· 2/1.000 3/.333 218/163 .217/.270/.374/.644 .848/.571 .632 23/.182 0/0 6/6
10.Young G/S/vP 16/.250 2/.500 2/.000 8/1.071 6/.533 5/.000 6/.167 593/424 .322/.374/.518/.892 .858/.904 .848 55/.695 8/3 22/9
IP 212.1 49.1 59.2 61.0 68.0 69.2 TOTAL .240/.311/.369/.680 .567/.756 .629 .680 15/1 10/11
ERA-K/9 3.86/8.4 /0.0 3.65/11.5 4.53/6.6 3.39/7.8 1.85/10.1 2.84/6.7 4.68/5.7

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Saltalamacchia (61-19-2)
 Teagarden (29-18-5)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 883/.244 / 212/.228 278/.270 258/.242 285/.213 301/.233 .259  Cruz
 Murphy
 Hamilton
 Garko
 Borbon
 Guerrero
2/0/120/11
104/1/10/7
0/56/24/4
7/0/5/1
16/4/0/0
0/0/2/0
OPS .691 .690 .796 .704 .600 .711 .778
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 503/.696 / 97/.866 145/.661 116/.467 152/.570 156/.794 .745
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 380/.683 / 115/.545 133/.940 142/.906 133/.633 145/.623 .814
Home 438/.638 / 94/.554 145/.685 98/.785 150/.607 148/.840
Last 28d days 79/.775 34/.751 31/.512 26/.555 23/.798 27/.534 32/.844
HR/SB/CS 25/15/3 // 5/4/0 5/9/1 8/0/0 5/10/1 7/6/0 16/31/1
Usage ····X··· ·X·X···· ····X·o· X·X·X··· o···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 ( RS/G) vs. Rangers Pitchers ( RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 54.Harrison*
G/S/vB
30.Feliz
G/S/vB
50.Francisco
G/S/vB
48.Lewis
G/S/vB
60.Madrigal
G/S/vB
52.Mathis
G/S/vB
46.Mendoza
G/S/vB
58.Moscoso
G/S/vB
57.Nippert
G/S/vB
56.O'Day
G/S/vB
28.Oliver*
G/S/vB
49.Ray
G/S/vB
36.Wilson*
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
29.Beltre G/S/vP 10/1.200 ··· 7/.714 3/1.334 2/.000 1/.000 5/.600 ··· 8/1.625 6/.500 30/.200 5/.400 12/1.300 477/338 .265/.304/.379/.683 .849/.618 .646 51/.641 13/2 8/14
23.Cameron G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 17/.694 ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 4/.250 ··· 27/.697 1/2.000 ··· 628/478 .250/.342/.452/.795 .954/.748 .803 36/.694 7/3 24/4
7.Drew* G/S/vP ··· ··· 2/2.500 4/.250 2/.000 1/.000 5/.200 ··· 7/.429 3/.333 13/.631 1/no AB 5/.400 539/404 .279/.392/.522/.914 .863/.932 .991 52/.472 2/6 24/2
2.Ellsbury* G/S/vP ··· ··· 4/.833 1/.000 ··· 3/.000 4/1.417 ··· 10/.650 4/1.750 3/1.334 1/.000 1/.000 693/477 .301/.355/.415/.770 .785/.763 .802 30/.800 70/12 8/2
22.Hall G/S/vP ··· ··· 2/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 3/.666 1/no AB 1/.000 ··· ··· 365/226 .201/.258/.338/.596 .606/.589 .638 15/.377 2/2 8/5
32.Hermida* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 2/2.500 ··· ··· ··· ··· 2/no AB 1/.000 2/.000 2/1.000 ··· 491/370 .259/.348/.392/.740 .601/.786 .713 36/.878 5/2 13/1
70.Hulett* G/S/vP ··· ··· 2/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 19/17 .111/.158/.111/.269 1.000/.180 .000 / 0/0 0/1
25.Lowell G/S/vP 3/1.667 1/.000 5/1.467 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 3/.333 2/.000 12/1.625 7/.429 6/.666 484/327 .290/.337/.474/.811 .867/.784 .932 14/.762 2/1 17/9
41.Martinez# G/S/vP ··· 1/2.000 7/.619 3/1.334 ··· 7/.971 ··· ··· 3/1.334 ··· 8/.393 3/.666 13/.504 672/463 .303/.381/.480/.861 .847/.867 .774 58/.651 1/0 23/7
34.Ortiz* G/S/vP 3/.666 1/.000 4/1.750 7/1.762 1/no AB 1/.000 6/1.500 ··· 11/1.636 1/.000 13/.608 8/1.042 7/.286 627/439 .238/.332/.462/.794 .716/.828 .880 45/.491 0/2 28/1
15.Pedroia G/S/vP 3/.333 ··· 6/1.200 5/.600 1/.000 3/1.666 7/1.738 ··· 11/1.000 8/.393 4/1.167 3/.333 2/2.500 714/510 .296/.371/.447/.819 .765/.839 .903 66/1.053 20/8 15/6
68.Reddick* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 2/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 2/3.000 ··· 62/56 .169/.210/.339/.549 .733/.530 .389 3/1.000 0/0 2/1
16.Scutaro G/S/vP 3/.667 1/.000 6/.000 5/.200 ··· 4/.500 6/.167 1/.000 4/.000 5/.650 6/.167 7/.733 8/.393 680/505 .282/.379/.409/.789 .809/.782 .743 58/.715 14/5 12/10
33.Varitek# G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 6/1.667 4/.000 2/.000 2/1.000 6/1.700 ··· 4/.000 ··· 9/1.000 9/.873 1/.000 425/301 .209/.313/.390/.703 .807/.666 .821 15/1.681 0/0 14/3
20.Youkilis G/S/vP 3/1.666 ··· 5/2.300 3/.333 1/.000 1/.000 5/1.800 ··· 6/.167 6/.666 4/1.417 5/1.350 3/.333 588/418 .305/.413/.548/.961 .953/.964 .992 61/.821 7/2 27/6
IP 63.1 31.0 49.1 12.2 42.2 1.0 14.0 69.2 58.2 73.0 43.1 73.2 TOTAL .256/.323/.438/.761 .745/.765 .728 .761 5/3 17/13
ERA-K/9 6.11/4.8 1.74/11.3 3.83/10.4 /0.0 9.95/3.5 3.16/5.3 36.00/0.0 3.21/7.7 3.88/7.0 1.84/8.6 2.71/8.0 7.27/8.1 2.81/10.3 3.71/7.6

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

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 283/.316 117/.124 203/.214 / 67/.333 172/.244 7/.400 64/.268 300/.245 233/.199 293/.237 214/.352 323/.234 .252  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 .876 .416 .639 .981 .659 1.571 .772 .696 .543 .651 .985 .651 .756
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 66/.564 64/.533 107/.637 / 32/1.340 73/.698 2/3.500 22/1.016 165/.759 72/.666 123/.707 89/1.249 116/.556 .765
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 217/.974 53/.274 96/.643 / 35/.631 99/.630 5/.400 42/.648 135/.622 161/.484 170/.605 125/.790 207/.701 .747
Road 154/.903 67/.361 98/.652 / 29/.911 45/.585 / 20/.417 176/.682 110/.586 155/.671 109/.930 165/.814
Last 28d days 55/.562 19/.451 29/1.246 75/.651 / 23/1.000 25/1.656 / 35/.871 17/.796 28/.898 22/.792 56/.605
HR/SB/CS 9/3/3 2/1/0 6/4/0 // 2/0/0 4/0/0 1/0/0 1/1/0 7/12/1 3/7/4 5/9/3 8/6/1 3/4/2 15/10/4
Usage ·····X·· ······X· X··o···· X·····X· ···X···· ·X·····X ··X···X· X····o·· X·X···X· 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.