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Game Preview: LAA @ BOS, 7:10pm, Monday, May 3, 2010 @Fenway Park II

Angels, 12-14, 12-143rd, 1½ GB, 5 GB in WC

SP: Joe Saunders (29, LHP, 1-4, 5.74)

2010 Gamelogs / 2010 Splits / vs. BOS Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2010 (1-4) 26.2 32 19 17 10 10 5 5.74
2009 (16-7) 186.0 202 102 95 64 101 29 4.60
2008 (17-7) 198.0 187 82 75 53 103 21 3.41
Last 7 GS 3-4 37.2 45 24 22 13 16 5 5.26 44
2010-04-27 CLE L 5.0 9 3 3 4 2 1 104 35
2010-04-22 DET L 2.2 6 5 5 2 0 0 59 24
2010-04-17 @TOR W 8.0 5 2 0 1 2 0 107 69
2010-04-11 OAK L 6.0 4 4 4 1 2 1 96 49
2010-04-06 MIN L 5.0 8 5 5 2 4 3 91 33
2009-10-04 @OAK W 5.0 6 2 2 2 3 0 84 48
2009-09-27 OAK W 6.0 7 3 3 1 3 0 89 48
Last 5 v.BOS 2-1 31.1 33 16 13 15 13 4 3.73 48
2009-09-16 @BOS ND 5.2 8 5 2 3 5 0 106 41
2009-04-11 BOS L 7.0 7 4 4 3 2 2 91 46
2008-07-30 @BOS W 6.0 5 2 2 3 2 1 102 53
2008-07-19 BOS ND 6.2 6 2 2 3 1 1 111 52
2008-04-24 @BOS W 6.0 7 3 3 3 3 0 101 46
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:    8-9    Road:    4-5    ExtrInn: 0-0 
 vsRHP:   8-10   vsLHP:   4-4    1-Run:   3-3 
 vsEast:  6-3    vsCntrl: 5-9    vsWest:  1-2  IL: 0-0 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 26 Sun, May  2  @DET  L   1-5       12-14  3rd  1.5 gb
 25 Sat, May  1  @DET  L   2-3       12-13  3rd  1.0 gb
 24 Fri, Apr 30  @DET  L   6-10      12-12  1st    Tied
 23 Wed, Apr 28   CLE  W   4-3       12-11  2nd  0.5 gb
 22 Tue, Apr 27   CLE  L   2-9       11-11  2nd  1.5 gb
 21 Mon, Apr 26   CLE  W   5-2       11-10  2nd  1.5 gb
 20 Sun, Apr 25   NYY  W   8-4       10-10  2nd  2.0 gb
 19 Sat, Apr 24   NYY  L   1-7        9-10  3rd  2.0 gb
 18 Fri, Apr 23   NYY  W   6-4        9-9   3rd  2.0 gb
 17 Thu, Apr 22   DET  L   4-5        8-9   3rd  2.0 gb
 Last 10: 4-6    Last 20:10-10   Last 30:12-14
RedSox, 11-14, 11-144th, 7 GB, 5½ GB in WC

SP: Clay Buchholz (25, RHP, 2-2, 2.19)

2010 Gamelogs / 2010 Splits / vs. LAA Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2010 (2-2) 24.2 23 11 6 9 22 1 2.19
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 3-3 39.1 41 24 19 12 40 7 4.35 50
2010-04-27 @TOR W 8.0 7 1 1 2 4 0 117 66
2010-04-22 TEX L 6.2 6 3 3 1 10 0 114 59
2010-04-17 TBR L 5.0 3 4 0 4 7 0 108 56
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
Last 5 v.LAA 1-2 17.0 22 18 12 8 12 2 6.35 36
2008-07-29 LAA L 6.1 6 6 5 3 5 1 90 41
2008-07-18 @LAA L 4.2 8 8 4 2 2 1 83 24
2007-08-17 LAA W 6.0 8 4 3 3 5 0 91 44
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:    5-8    Road:    6-6    ExtrInn: 1-5 
 vsRHP:   6-11   vsLHP:   5-3    1-Run:   6-5 
 vsEast:  6-10   vsCntrl: 3-3    vsWest:  2-1  IL: 0-0 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 25 Sun, May  2  @BAL  L   2-3 (10)  11-14  4th  7.0 gb
 24 Sat, May  1  @BAL  L   9-12      11-13  4th  6.0 gb
 23 Fri, Apr 30  @BAL  L   4-5 (10)  11-12  4th  6.0 gb
 22 Wed, Apr 28  @TOR  W   2-0       11-11  3rd  5.5 gb
 21 Tue, Apr 27  @TOR  W   2-1       10-11  3rd  5.5 gb
 20 Mon, Apr 26  @TOR  W  13-12       9-11  4th  5.5 gb
 19 Sun, Apr 25   BAL  L   6-7 (10)   8-11  4th  6.0 gb
 18 Sat, Apr 24   BAL  W   7-6        8-10  4th  5.0 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
 Last 10: 5-5    Last 20: 9-11   Last 30:11-14
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Thu, Sep 17, 2009 LAA  4 @BOS  3        W:Kevin Jepsen (6-3), L: Billy Wagner (1-1), S: Brian Fuentes (42)
Wed, Sep 16, 2009 BOS  9  LAA  8        W:Daniel Bard (2-1), L: Brian Fuentes (1-5), S: none
Tue, Sep 15, 2009 BOS  4  LAA  1        W:Daisuke Matsuzaka (2-5), L: John Lackey (10-8), S: none
Thu, May 14, 2009 LAA  5  BOS  4 (12)   W:Jason Bulger (1-1), L: Manny Delcarmen (1-1), S: none
Wed, May 13, 2009 LAA  8  BOS  4        W:Matt Palmer (4-0), L: Tim Wakefield (4-2), S: none
Tue, May 12, 2009 BOS  4 @LAA  3        W:Ramon Ramirez (4-0), L: Scot Shields (1-3), S: Jonathan Papelbon (9)
Sun, Apr 12, 2009 LAA  5  BOS  4        W:Dustin Moseley (1-0), L: Josh Beckett (1-1), S: Brian Fuentes (2)
Sat, Apr 11, 2009 BOS  5 @LAA  4        W:Brad Penny (1-0), L: Joe Saunders (1-1), S: Jonathan Papelbon (2)
Fri, Apr 10, 2009 LAA  6  BOS  3        W:Jered Weaver (1-0), L: Tim Wakefield (0-1), S: Scot Shields (1)
Wed, Jul 30, 2008 LAA  9 @BOS  2        W:Joe Saunders (14-5), L: Josh Beckett (9-8), S: none
Season Series: 2010 -  0-0; 2009 - LAA won 5-4; 2008 - LAA won 8-1; All-Time - BOS leads 312-277

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

TBR  5.88

SFG  4.50

HOU  3.00

RA/G

SFG  2.92

CHC  4.50

PIT  7.00

BA

  

  

  

OBP

  

  

  

SLG

  

  

  

OPS

  

  

  

ERA

U. Jimenez  .79

B. Myers  3.82

E. Jackson  8.07

K/9IP

J. Sanchez  11.48

A. Pettitte  6.62

M. Talbot  2.40

Baseball-Reference.com-- Baseball's History: 1871-Now

Angels Batters (3.92 RS/G) vs. RedSox Pitchers (5.36 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
53.Abreu* G/S/vP 5/1.000 ··· 2/2.000 6/1.000 9/1.431 12/.786 4/.500 110/71 .284/.336/.490/.827 .556/.978 .632 106/.859 3/3 4/1
2.Aybar# G/S/vP 3/.000 ··· 2/1.000 2/2.000 3/1.667 3/1.000 5/.800 107/74 .253/.324/.326/.650 .823/.570 .700 103/.622 2/3 1/3
28.Budde G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 2/2 .000/.000/.000/.000 /.000 2/.000 0/0 0/0
17.Evans G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/1 .000/.000/.000/.000 /.000 1/.000 0/0 0/0
48.Hunter G/S/vP 6/.533 1/.000 1/.000 5/.933 5/.800 5/1.800 2/.000 102/69 .311/.373/.522/.895 .815/.931 .908 98/.901 3/1 3/0
13.Izturis# G/S/vP 6/1.000 ··· 1/.000 7/.000 3/.000 4/.000 1/.000 41/35 .235/.341/.294/.636 .667/.629 .944 41/.636 3/0 0/0
47.Kendrick G/S/vP 5/.400 ··· 1/.000 4/1.500 ··· 3/.000 3/.666 95/70 .281/.326/.371/.697 .815/.658 .573 91/.706 2/1 1/2
5.Mathis G/S/vP 8/.575 ··· ··· 3/2.000 2/.000 1/.000 3/.666 37/26 .324/.351/.500/.851 .909/.824 .842 33/.797 2/0 1/0
55.Matsui* G/S/vP 8/1.071 2/1.000 4/.250 6/.334 9/.583 6/.000 4/2.000 108/69 .260/.333/.448/.781 .835/.748 .728 104/.740 0/0 4/0
8.Morales# G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 2/.000 1/.000 3/1.667 2/.000 102/65 .305/.353/.516/.869 .726/.951 .799 98/.830 0/0 6/1
44.Napoli G/S/vP ··· ··· 2/.000 2/.500 2/.000 2/.500 5/1.800 57/44 .184/.298/.265/.564 .657/.536 .868 57/.564 1/0 0/2
33.Pettit G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· / /// / / / /
20.Rivera G/S/vP 5/.000 ··· 2/.000 3/1.334 ··· 8/.000 5/1.000 91/62 .247/.297/.412/.708 .755/.687 .693 87/.719 0/0 3/1
12.Sandoval# G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· / /// / / / /
77.Willits# G/S/vP 3/.000 ··· 1/.000 1/2.000 ··· 2/.000 2/.000 21/15 .118/.286/.176/.462 .333/.497 .584 21/.462 0/0 0/0
46.Wilson G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 2/2 .000/.000/.000/.000 /.000 2/.000 0/0 0/0
3.Wood G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 76/54 .189/.211/.243/.454 .568/.407 .372 72/.479 1/0 1/5
IP 24.2 10.1 15.2 11.1 8.0 13.0 10.2 TOTAL .260/.320/.403/.723 .734/.718 .701 .717 17/8 24/19
ERA-K/9 2.19/8.0 6.10/7.9 2.87/11.5 1.59/3.2 6.75/5.6 2.08/6.2 6.75/4.2 4.78/7.0

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Budde (2-1-0)
 Mathis (4-0-0)
 Napoli (16-3-1)
 Wilson (0-0-0)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 106/.240 45/.250 61/.182 42/.083 41/.361 55/.196 48/.289 .267  Willits
 Hunter
 Abreu
 Matsui
 Evans
 Rivera
2/4/1/2
0/23/0/1
0/0/24/1
2/0/0/0
0/1/0/0
22/1/1/0
OPS .638 .886 .615 .409 .981 .632 .889 .784
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 54/.659 25/.956 32/.291 17/.310 19/1.000 30/.840 21/.702 .793
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 52/.616 20/.800 29/.978 25/.478 22/.955 25/.383 27/1.026 .775
Home 49/.581 28/.846 32/.356 26/.555 30/.956 35/.716 25/.903
Last 28d days 106/.638 45/.886 57/.636 42/.409 37/.992 51/.643 44/.819
HR/SB/CS 1/4/0 3/2/0 3/2/0 1/0/0 1/0/0 1/2/0 2/0/0 29/38/7
Usage ·····X·· ······Xo X·o·X·oo ·oo···Xo ··o···oX X···o·o· ··X··o··
RedSox Batters (4.56 RS/G) vs. Angels Pitchers (5.00 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 51.Saunders*
G/S/vB
52.Bulger
G/S/vB
40.Fuentes*
G/S/vB
65.Jepsen
G/S/vB
32.Palmer
G/S/vB
56.Rodney
G/S/vB
62.Shields
G/S/vB
43.Stokes
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
29.Beltre G/S/vP 22/.773 4/.500 9/.889 3/.333 7/.453 6/.666 24/.742 4/.000 94/70 .330/.362/.398/.759 .554/.831 .665 90/.767 1/1 0/5
23.Cameron G/S/vP ··· ··· 10/.543 ··· ··· 1/.000 16/.192 3/.000 36/30 .233/.361/.333/.694 1.100/.613 .871 32/.609 0/0 0/1
7.Drew* G/S/vP 6/.733 ··· 7/.629 1/no AB 3/.000 1/no AB 10/1.389 3/1.000 98/64 .214/.306/.440/.747 .464/.907 .580 94/.759 0/1 5/0
2.Ellsbury* G/S/vP 15/.564 3/.333 ··· 2/1.000 4/.500 ··· 4/2.000 1/.000 30/24 .333/.333/.467/.800 .333/.917 .467 25/.960 2/0 0/0
22.Hall G/S/vP 3/.333 1/2.000 6/.000 ··· 1/.000 2/2.500 ··· 2/.000 37/19 .214/.389/.250/.639 .675/.603 .585 37/.639 1/0 0/2
32.Hermida* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· 2/.000 ··· ··· 3/.666 56/48 .235/.304/.471/.774 .804/.769 .833 56/.774 1/0 3/2
70.Hulett* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· / /// / / / /
25.Lowell G/S/vP 21/.686 ··· 6/.750 1/.000 4/.000 4/.000 8/.250 3/2.334 40/21 .222/.300/.333/.633 .616/.649 .929 40/.633 0/0 1/0
41.Martinez# G/S/vP 9/.666 1/.000 1/5.000 1/.000 1/.000 7/.929 7/1.000 7/1.571 94/69 .233/.298/.314/.612 .918/.500 .794 89/.612 0/0 1/1
34.Ortiz* G/S/vP 22/.377 1/.000 4/.833 3/.666 4/.500 9/.778 18/1.389 3/1.000 71/54 .159/.254/.381/.634 .694/.616 .496 67/.654 0/1 3/0
15.Pedroia G/S/vP 24/.750 1/.000 2/.000 4/1.250 ··· ··· 6/1.167 2/1.000 118/90 .295/.333/.543/.876 .641/.950 .674 113/.836 2/0 6/0
68.Reddick* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 6/6 .167/.167/.333/.500 /.500 .500 6/.500 0/0 0/0
16.Scutaro G/S/vP 15/.641 2/2.000 ··· 1/.000 1/no AB 3/2.000 15/.539 ··· 112/84 .278/.364/.371/.735 .793/.715 .687 108/.711 1/2 2/3
33.Varitek# G/S/vP 12/.750 ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 4/.917 17/.508 2/2.000 37/26 .324/.378/.824/1.202 1.064/1.260 .984 37/1.202 0/0 5/0
20.Youkilis G/S/vP 22/.864 ··· 2/2.000 2/1.000 ··· 1/.000 5/1.800 3/2.667 108/81 .277/.361/.500/.861 1.227/.742 .900 104/.791 1/0 4/0
IP 26.2 9.0 4.2 11.0 19.2 12.2 7.1 12.1 TOTAL .260/.333/.438/.770 .776/.768 .733 .761 10/5 33/24
ERA-K/9 5.74/3.4 7.00/7.0 3.86/11.5 1.64/9.8 4.58/4.1 2.84/6.4 9.82/7.4 3.65/9.5 4.75/7.0

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Martinez (27-5-1)
 Varitek (11-2-0)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 118/.311 46/.316 21/.222 46/.220 95/.300 48/.122 42/.313 58/.277 .270  Hall
 Hermida
 Cameron
 Drew
 Ellsbury
 Reddick
10/3/2/1
16/0/1/1
0/11/0/1
0/0/24/0
6/1/0/0
1/2/0/0
OPS .938 .975 .722 .582 .811 .470 .932 .907 .802
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 35/.916 25/1.230 6/.333 29/.445 42/.896 25/.520 21/1.167 30/1.042 .826
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 83/.947 21/.683 15/.900 17/.812 53/.746 23/.412 21/.723 28/.774 .780
Road 30/.476 15/1.488 / 11/.864 25/.510 14/.220 11/1.323 17/.820
Last 28d days 118/.938 46/.975 18/.856 40/.534 95/.811 45/.475 42/.932 58/.907
HR/SB/CS 5/2/0 2/2/0 1/1/1 0/1/0 0/1/1 1/2/0 1/2/1 2/0/0 32/22/4
Usage ·····X·· X·····Xo ····X·X· ·o··o·oo ··X··X·· ·X··o·Xo Xo···o·X o·X··Xo·

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.