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Game Preview: BAL @ BOS, 7:10pm, Saturday, April 24, 2010 @Fenway Park II

Orioles, 2-15, 2-155th, 10 GB, 9½ GB in WC

SP: Brian Matusz (23, LHP, 2-0, 4.34)

2010 Gamelogs / 2010 Splits / vs. BOS Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2010 (2-0) 18.2 16 9 9 7 23 0 4.34
2009 (5-2) 44.2 52 24 23 14 38 6 4.63
Last 7 GS 5-0 44.2 37 18 18 13 41 2 3.63 57
2010-04-18 @OAK W 6.1 8 3 3 1 8 0 102 52
2010-04-13 TBR ND 7.1 6 4 4 1 8 0 99 57
2010-04-08 @TBR W 5.0 2 2 2 5 7 0 97 57
2009-09-12 @NYY W 7.0 4 1 1 2 3 0 106 66
2009-09-05 TEX W 7.0 6 4 4 1 4 1 93 52
2009-08-30 CLE W 7.0 4 1 1 1 8 0 97 72
2009-08-25 @MIN ND 5.0 7 3 3 2 3 1 99 42
Has never faced BOS as starter.
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:    0-6    Road:    2-9    ExtrInn: 0-1 
 vsRHP:   1-10   vsLHP:   1-5    1-Run:   1-5 
 vsEast:  1-9    vsCntrl: 0-0    vsWest:  1-6  IL: 0-0 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 17 Fri, Apr 23  @BOS  L   3-4        2-15  5th 10.0 gb
 16 Wed, Apr 21  @SEA  L   1-4        2-14  5th 10.0 gb
 15 Tue, Apr 20  @SEA  L   1-3        2-13  5th  9.0 gb
 14 Mon, Apr 19  @SEA  L   2-8        2-12  5th  8.5 gb
 13 Sun, Apr 18  @OAK  W   8-3        2-11  5th  7.5 gb
 12 Sat, Apr 17  @OAK  L   3-4        1-11  5th  7.5 gb
 11 Fri, Apr 16  @OAK  L   2-4        1-10  5th  6.5 gb
 10 Thu, Apr 15  @OAK  L   2-6        1-9   5th  6.0 gb
  9 Wed, Apr 14   TBR  L   1-9        1-8   5th  5.0 gb
  8 Tue, Apr 13   TBR  L   6-8 (10)   1-7   5th  5.0 gb
 Last 10: 1-9    Last 20: 2-15   Last 30: 2-15
RedSox, 7-10, 7-104th, 5 GB, 4½ GB in WC

SP: John Lackey (31, RHP, 1-1, 5.63)

2010 Gamelogs / 2010 Splits / vs. BAL Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2010 (1-1) 16.0 19 10 10 7 8 1 5.63
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 2-2 36.2 48 26 24 13 22 4 5.89 42
2010-04-19 TBR L 3.1 9 8 8 1 3 1 79 12
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
Last 5 v.BAL 4-1 36.2 29 11 11 8 30 3 2.70 62
2009-08-15 @BAL W 7.0 7 1 1 1 6 0 107 64
2009-07-02 BAL W 8.0 4 2 2 1 7 1 114 72
2007-09-13 @BAL L 7.0 9 3 3 1 8 0 112 54
2007-07-01 @BAL W 7.1 4 3 3 3 5 1 99 60
2007-06-01 BAL W 7.1 5 2 2 2 4 1 97 62
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:    4-7    Road:    3-3    ExtrInn: 1-2 
 vsRHP:   5-7    vsLHP:   2-3    1-Run:   3-2 
 vsEast:  2-6    vsCntrl: 3-3    vsWest:  2-1  IL: 0-0 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 17 Fri, Apr 23   BAL  W   4-3        7-10  4th  5.0 gb
 16 Thu, Apr 22   TEX  L   0-3        6-10  4th  6.0 gb
 15 Wed, Apr 21   TEX  W   8-7 (12)   6-9   4th  5.5 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
 Last 10: 4-6    Last 20: 7-10   Last 30: 7-10
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Fri, Apr 23, 2010 BOS  4  BAL  3        W:Manny Delcarmen (1-1), L: Matt Albers (0-2), S: Jonathan Papelbon (4)

Sun, Sep 20, 2009 BOS  9 @BAL  3        W:Daisuke Matsuzaka (3-5), L: Jason Berken (5-12), S: none
Sat, Sep 19, 2009 BOS 11 @BAL  5        W:Jon Lester (14-7), L: Matt Albers (2-6), S: none
Fri, Sep 18, 2009 BOS  3 @BAL  1        W:Clay Buchholz (6-3), L: Jeremy Guthrie (10-15), S: Jonathan Papelbon (37)
Wed, Sep 09, 2009 BOS  7  BAL  5        W:Billy Wagner (1-0), L: Matt Albers (2-5), S: Jonathan Papelbon (35)
Tue, Sep 08, 2009 BOS 10  BAL  0        W:Clay Buchholz (5-3), L: David Hernandez (4-7), S: none
Sun, Aug 02, 2009 BOS 18 @BAL 10        W:Manny Delcarmen (4-2), L: Jason Berken (1-9), S: none
Sat, Aug 01, 2009 BOS  4 @BAL  0        W:Josh Beckett (13-4), L: David Hernandez (3-3), S: none
Fri, Jul 31, 2009 BOS  6 @BAL  5        W:John Smoltz (2-4), L: Jeremy Guthrie (7-10), S: Jonathan Papelbon (27)
Sun, Jul 26, 2009 BAL  6 @BOS  2        W:David Hernandez (3-2), L: John Smoltz (1-4), S: none
Season Series: 2010 - BOS leads 1-0; 2009 - BOS won 16-2; 2008 - BOS won 12-6; All-Time - BOS leads 1133-919

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.

Orioles Batters (2.88 RS/G) vs. RedSox Pitchers (5.18 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
12.Andino G/S/vP 2/1.000 ··· ··· 4/.000 ··· ··· 3/.666 215/149 .222/.274/.288/.562 .580/.554 .476 / 3/3 2/8
25.Atkins G/S/vP 3/.000 2/.000 1/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· 1/2.000 399/239 .226/.308/.342/.650 .790/.559 .624 60/.543 0/0 9/9
3.Izturis# G/S/vP 18/.444 ··· 3/.000 2/1.000 ··· 1/.000 5/.200 412/276 .256/.294/.328/.622 .705/.580 .468 48/.537 12/4 2/8
10.Jones G/S/vP 10/.400 ··· 1/5.000 9/.583 4/1.750 6/.900 4/.500 519/331 .277/.335/.457/.792 .665/.864 .772 76/.589 10/4 19/5
Lugo G/S/vP 20/.578 2/1.000 ··· 2/.000 ··· 4/.500 1/.000 293/180 .280/.352/.405/.756 .748/.761 .770 29/.284 9/0 3/11
21.Markakis* G/S/vP 24/.681 ··· 1/.000 11/1.441 21/.554 12/.750 5/1.000 711/426 .293/.347/.453/.801 .682/.882 .789 75/.770 6/2 18/6
18.Pie* G/S/vP 3/.000 ··· 3/.000 3/3.500 1/.000 4/.000 5/.650 281/236 .266/.326/.437/.763 .623/.789 .698 22/1.105 1/3 9/2
14.Reimold G/S/vP 6/.334 ··· 2/.000 1/no AB 1/2.000 4/.250 3/.000 411/261 .279/.365/.466/.831 .815/.841 .798 51/.596 8/2 15/5
1.Roberts# G/S/vP 33/.586 1/.000 1/no AB 13/.408 10/1.000 11/.705 8/.625 717/473 .283/.356/.451/.807 .781/.820 .850 16/.464 30/7 16/11
30.Scott* G/S/vP 6/2.100 ··· 2/.000 10/.200 7/.429 7/.310 4/1.250 506/348 .258/.340/.488/.828 .837/.823 .727 53/.599 0/0 25/1
65.Tatum G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 77/71 .162/.250/.221/.471 .167/.495 .316 4/.000 0/0 1/1
9.Tejada G/S/vP 33/.758 2/1.000 ··· 4/.833 6/1.500 5/.400 ··· 674/524 .313/.340/.455/.795 .831/.785 .709 55/.747 5/2 14/21
32.Wieters# G/S/vP 6/.666 ··· ··· 2/1.000 4/1.250 3/.666 5/.800 385/235 .288/.340/.412/.753 .671/.804 .695 66/.757 0/0 9/5
23.Wigginton G/S/vP 13/.322 ··· 4/.500 8/1.250 4/.250 4/.833 3/.666 436/275 .273/.314/.400/.714 .650/.750 .646 51/1.047 1/2 11/8
IP 176.1 49.1 59.2 61.0 68.0 69.2 TOTAL .227/.293/.361/.654 .599/.676 .644 .654 4/4 14/14
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 4.53/6.3

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Tatum (7-4-0)
 Wieters (65-21-3)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 748/.263 / 212/.228 278/.270 258/.242 285/.213 301/.233 .253  Markakis
 Jones
 Reimold
 Pie
 Scott
 Wigginton
 Andino
0/0/161/13
0/119/0/9
88/0/2/7
44/41/0/5
26/0/0/0
2/0/0/0
1/1/0/0
OPS .718 .690 .796 .704 .600 .711 .760
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 416/.756 / 97/.866 145/.661 116/.467 152/.570 156/.794 .771
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 332/.666 / 115/.545 133/.940 142/.906 133/.633 145/.623 .749
Home 366/.758 / 94/.554 145/.685 98/.785 150/.607 148/.840
Last 28d days 70/.850 34/.751 41/.562 30/.517 30/.779 38/.549 35/.858
HR/SB/CS 17/13/3 // 5/4/0 5/9/1 8/0/0 5/10/1 7/6/0 18/37/2
Usage ····X··· ····X·X· X·X····X o··X·X·X X·oo···o X·oX···X ·o··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 (4.06 RS/G) vs. Orioles Pitchers (5.00 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 17.Matusz*
G/S/vB
37.Albers
G/S/vB
51.Gonzalez*
G/S/vB
43.Johnson
G/S/vB
26.Meredith
G/S/vB
31.Mickolio
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
29.Beltre G/S/vP ··· 2/2.000 1/.000 2/2.000 8/1.625 ··· 477/338 .265/.304/.379/.683 .849/.618 .646 63/.624 13/2 8/14
23.Cameron G/S/vP ··· 3/1.334 ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 628/478 .250/.342/.452/.795 .954/.748 .803 36/.694 7/3 24/4
7.Drew* G/S/vP ··· 4/.833 2/.000 3/.667 1/.000 ··· 539/404 .279/.392/.522/.914 .863/.932 .991 66/.538 2/6 24/2
2.Ellsbury* G/S/vP ··· 6/1.267 3/.000 6/.167 3/.000 1/3.000 693/477 .301/.355/.415/.770 .785/.763 .802 30/.800 70/12 8/2
22.Hall G/S/vP ··· 6/1.167 6/.200 ··· 2/.000 ··· 365/226 .201/.258/.338/.596 .606/.589 .638 22/.568 2/2 8/5
32.Hermida* G/S/vP ··· 3/.333 4/.000 ··· 2/2.000 ··· 491/370 .259/.348/.392/.740 .601/.786 .713 39/.902 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 ··· 5/1.000 ··· 7/1.071 1/.000 ··· 484/327 .290/.337/.474/.811 .867/.784 .932 23/.841 2/1 17/9
41.Martinez# G/S/vP ··· 3/1.334 ··· ··· 2/1.500 2/.000 672/463 .303/.381/.480/.861 .847/.867 .774 66/.695 1/0 23/7
34.Ortiz* G/S/vP ··· 5/.400 3/.000 5/1.000 1/.000 1/.000 627/439 .238/.332/.462/.794 .716/.828 .880 49/.586 0/2 28/1
15.Pedroia G/S/vP ··· 11/.473 ··· 4/1.750 3/.666 1/.000 714/510 .296/.371/.447/.819 .765/.839 .903 80/.874 20/8 15/6
68.Reddick* G/S/vP ··· 1/2.000 ··· 2/.000 2/.000 ··· 62/56 .169/.210/.339/.549 .733/.530 .389 6/.500 0/0 2/1
16.Scutaro G/S/vP 2/2.500 6/1.300 3/.000 5/.200 1/.000 1/.000 680/505 .282/.379/.409/.789 .809/.782 .743 72/.685 14/5 12/10
33.Varitek# G/S/vP ··· 4/.250 2/1.000 6/.333 ··· ··· 425/301 .209/.313/.390/.703 .807/.666 .821 20/1.245 0/0 14/3
20.Youkilis G/S/vP ··· 10/1.000 2/1.000 10/1.389 2/.000 1/2.000 588/418 .305/.413/.548/.961 .953/.964 .992 75/.771 7/2 27/6
IP 44.2 67.0 74.1 70.0 65.1 13.2 TOTAL .248/.321/.423/.744 .746/.743 .710 .744 5/3 21/15
ERA-K/9 4.63/7.7 5.51/6.6 2.42/10.9 4.11/6.3 3.99/5.1 2.63/9.2 4.51/7.3

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

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 196/.292 309/.303 315/.209 300/.270 283/.294 59/.220 .276  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 .823 .797 .658 .747 .747 .565 .780
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 36/.708 139/.929 107/.581 145/.746 126/.691 28/.301 .876
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 160/.850 170/.694 208/.699 155/.747 157/.790 31/.795 .712
Road 113/.906 130/.809 174/.615 147/.727 134/.778 36/.351
Last 28d days 77/.562 38/.712 15/1.532 26/.668 14/1.345 16/.899
HR/SB/CS 6/9/2 3/9/3 7/7/2 8/4/1 4/10/1 0/0/0 15/7/5
Usage ·····X·· X··X··oo ········ o····XX· o·····o· ····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.