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Game Preview: KCR @ BOS, 7:10pm, Thursday, May 27, 2010 @Fenway Park II

NOTE: Some stats are only updated through Tuesday, May 25, 2010. Site will be updated with yesterday's stats by 11:30am ET.

Royals, 19-28, 19-284th, 7½ GB, 9½ GB in WC

SP: Brian Bannister (29, RHP, 3-3, 4.73)

2010 Gamelogs / 2010 Splits / vs. BOS Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2010 (3-3) 53.1 55 28 28 19 31 9 4.73
2009 (7-12) 154.0 161 94 81 50 98 15 4.73
2008 (9-16) 182.2 215 127 117 58 113 29 5.76
Last 7 GS 3-3 41.0 45 25 25 17 24 8 5.49 45
2010-05-21 COL W 7.1 7 2 2 1 4 1 102 59
2010-05-16 CHW W 6.0 7 3 3 1 2 1 86 47
2010-05-11 CLE L 6.0 6 4 4 3 6 1 96 47
2010-05-05 @CHW L 3.0 7 7 7 4 3 1 63 16
2010-04-30 @TBR ND 7.0 2 1 1 2 3 1 102 70
2010-04-25 MIN W 6.1 9 2 2 2 0 1 106 45
2010-04-19 @TOR L 5.1 7 6 6 4 6 2 99 32
Last 5 v.BOS 0-4 23.0 26 15 15 7 17 4 5.87 45
2009-07-10 @BOS L 7.2 3 1 1 4 7 0 115 72
2008-08-05 BOS L 4.0 6 3 3 2 3 0 87 39
2008-05-22 @BOS L 5.1 12 7 7 1 4 1 107 19
2007-07-16 @BOS L 6.0 5 4 4 0 3 3 95 49
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:    9-14   Road:   10-14   ExtrInn: 3-2 
 vsRHP:  16-21   vsLHP:   3-7    1-Run:   6-11
 vsEast:  5-7    vsCntrl:11-12   vsWest:  2-7  IL: 1-2 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 47 Wed, May 26   TEX  W   5-2       19-28  4th  7.5 gb
 46 Tue, May 25   TEX  L   7-8       18-28  4th  8.5 gb
 45 Sun, May 23   COL  L   7-11      18-27  4th  8.5 gb
 44 Sat, May 22   COL  L   0-3       18-26  4th  8.5 gb
 43 Fri, May 21   COL  W   9-2       18-25  3rd  7.5 gb
 42 Thu, May 20  @CLE  W   9-3       17-25  3rd  7.5 gb
 41 Wed, May 19  @CLE  W   8-4       16-25  5th  8.5 gb
 40 Tue, May 18  @BAL  L   3-4 (10)  15-25  5th  9.5 gb
 39 Mon, May 17  @BAL  W   4-3       15-24  5th  9.5 gb
 38 Sun, May 16   CHW  W   5-3       14-24  5th  9.5 gb
 Last 10: 6-4    Last 20: 8-12   Last 30:13-17
RedSox, 27-21, 27-213rd, 5½ GB, 2 GB in WC

SP: Daisuke Matsuzaka (29, RHP, 3-1, 5.76)

2010 Gamelogs / 2010 Splits / vs. KCR Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2010 (3-1) 29.2 25 20 19 13 24 2 5.76
2009 (4-6) 59.1 81 38 38 30 54 10 5.76
2008 (18-3) 167.2 128 58 54 94 154 12 2.90
Last 7 GS 4-2 42.2 36 23 22 21 34 3 4.64 51
2010-05-22 @PHI W 8.0 1 0 0 4 5 0 112 81
2010-05-17 @NYY ND 4.2 9 7 7 3 3 0 105 18
2010-05-11 TOR W 7.0 3 1 1 0 9 0 106 76
2010-05-06 LAA W 5.1 5 5 5 3 3 0 92 38
2010-05-01 @BAL L 4.2 7 7 6 3 4 2 95 25
2009-10-02 CLE W 6.0 5 2 2 3 7 0 104 58
2009-09-26 @NYY L 7.0 6 1 1 5 3 1 115 59
Last 5 v.KCR 2-0 12.2 12 4 4 7 17 1 2.84 58
2008-05-22 KCR W 5.2 6 3 3 6 7 0 118 46
2007-04-05 @KCR W 7.0 6 1 1 1 10 1 108 70
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   14-11   Road:   13-10   ExtrInn: 1-6 
 vsRHP:  17-15   vsLHP:  10-6    1-Run:   9-7 
 vsEast: 13-14   vsCntrl: 6-5    vsWest:  6-1  IL: 2-1 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 48 Wed, May 26  @TBR  W  11-3       27-21  3rd  5.5 gb
 47 Tue, May 25  @TBR  W   2-0       26-21  4th  6.5 gb
 46 Mon, May 24  @TBR  W   6-1       25-21  4th  7.5 gb
 45 Sun, May 23  @PHI  W   8-3       24-21  4th  8.5 gb
 44 Sat, May 22  @PHI  W   5-0       23-21  4th  8.5 gb
 43 Fri, May 21  @PHI  L   1-5       22-21  4th  8.5 gb
 42 Thu, May 20   MIN  W   6-2       22-20  4th  8.5 gb
 41 Wed, May 19   MIN  W   3-2       21-20  4th  8.5 gb
 40 Tue, May 18  @NYY  W   7-6       20-20  4th  8.5 gb
 39 Mon, May 17  @NYY  L   9-11      19-20  4th  8.5 gb
 Last 10: 8-2    Last 20:13-7    Last 30:19-11
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Sun, Apr 11, 2010 BOS  8 @KCR  6        W:Clay Buchholz (1-0), L: Gil Meche (0-1), S: Jonathan Papelbon (2)
Sat, Apr 10, 2010 BOS  8 @KCR  3        W:Josh Beckett (1-0), L: Zack Greinke (0-1), S: none
Fri, Apr 09, 2010 KCR  4  BOS  3        W:John Parrish (1-0), L: Daniel Bard (0-1), S: Joakim Soria (1)

Thu, Sep 24, 2009 BOS 10 @KCR  3        W:Clay Buchholz (7-3), L: Anthony Lerew (0-1), S: none
Wed, Sep 23, 2009 BOS  9 @KCR  2        W:Josh Beckett (16-6), L: Luke Hochevar (7-11), S: none
Tue, Sep 22, 2009 KCR  5  BOS  1        W:Zack Greinke (15-8), L: Paul Byrd (1-2), S: Joakim Soria (28)
Mon, Sep 21, 2009 KCR 12  BOS  9        W:Yasuhiko Yabuta (2-1), L: Daniel Bard (2-2), S: Joakim Soria (27)
Sun, Jul 12, 2009 BOS  6  KCR  0        W:Josh Beckett (11-3), L: Bruce Chen (0-4), S: none
Sat, Jul 11, 2009 BOS 15  KCR  9        W:John Smoltz (1-2), L: Gil Meche (4-9), S: none
Fri, Jul 10, 2009 BOS  1  KCR  0        W:Jon Lester (8-6), L: Brian Bannister (6-7), S: Jonathan Papelbon (23)
Season Series: 2010 - BOS leads 2-1; 2009 - BOS won 5-3; 2008 - BOS won 6-1; All-Time - KCR leads 210-208

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

NYY  5.43

DET  4.48

HOU  3.00

RA/G

SDP  3.15

TEX  4.55

ARI  6.06

BA

J. Morneau  .369

N. Morgan  .256

C. Pena  .189

OBP

J. Morneau  .487

J. Bartlett  .330

C. Lee  .236

SLG

J. Morneau  .675

B. Gardner  .381

C. Figgins  .255

OPS

J. Morneau  1.162

H. Matsui  .705

J. Lopez  .505

ERA

U. Jimenez  .88

J. Verlander  3.74

B. Morrow  6.66

K/9IP

B. Morrow  11.70

C. Sabathia  6.75

N. Blackburn  2.50

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

Royals Batters (4.40 RS/G) vs. RedSox Pitchers (4.88 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 18.Matsuzaka
G/S/vB
51.Bard
G/S/vB
17.Delcarmen
G/S/vB
46.Nelson
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
30.Aviles G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 82/60 .346/.354/.481/.835 .273/1.044 1.026 81/.846 0/2 2/2
3.Betancourt G/S/vP 17/.673 1/2.000 6/.900 2/2.000 2/.000 5/.400 3/.666 168/131 .280/.301/.398/.699 .932/.636 .720 81/.652 0/1 3/5
46.Betemit# G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 4/.750 3/.667 0/ /// / 0/ 0/0 0/
8.Bloomquist G/S/vP ··· ··· 4/.500 ··· ··· 1/.000 1/4.000 53/33 .191/.250/.340/.590 .898/.415 .450 28/.775 4/1 1/2
16.Butler G/S/vP ··· 3/1.000 5/1.800 ··· 1/.000 5/.800 3/3.000 203/163 .348/.394/.511/.905 .791/.932 .845 107/.992 0/0 5/2
13.Callaspo# G/S/vP 3/.333 1/no AB 4/1.500 2/.000 3/1.167 2/.000 2/.000 197/151 .304/.335/.505/.840 .727/.876 .882 105/.824 2/0 7/3
9.DeJesus* G/S/vP 7/1.286 2/.000 4/.500 ··· 3/2.000 4/.583 2/.500 197/141 .272/.354/.428/.782 .748/.793 .701 97/.683 2/2 4/0
17.Getz* G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 2/.500 1/.000 ··· 73/56 .197/.264/.197/.461 .929/.331 .397 40/.439 5/1 0/1
6.Guillen G/S/vP 16/.971 3/.000 3/.000 1/.000 3/1.666 3/.333 3/1.666 198/153 .266/.333/.514/.847 .653/.906 .911 104/.757 1/0 11/0
18.Kendall G/S/vP 6/.333 ··· 5/.800 ··· ··· 4/.750 1/.000 175/139 .287/.351/.338/.688 .941/.623 .707 89/.683 3/4 0/6
12.Maier* G/S/vP ··· ··· 3/.333 ··· ··· 1/.000 1/2.000 129/105 .270/.354/.351/.706 .614/.727 .661 90/.687 0/0 0/0
27.Pena# G/S/vP ··· 2/.000 ··· 1/no AB 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 16/13 .071/.188/.071/.259 .000/.322 .000 10/.425 1/0 0/1
22.Podsednik* G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 5/.000 1/.000 2/2.000 3/1.667 4/1.833 199/146 .293/.349/.368/.717 .673/.734 .802 107/.643 14/4 2/1
IP 29.2 25.0 22.0 3.0 16.1 21.0 18.0 TOTAL .280/.337/.417/.754 .724/.762 .750 .738 33/16 39/36
ERA-K/9 5.76/7.3 2.16/10.1 2.05/4.9 6.00/6.0 4.41/6.6 3.00/6.9 6.00/6.5 4.45/7.1

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Kendall (46-16-1)
 Pena (2-0-0)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 122/.231 99/.163 86/.137 14/.308 74/.288 88/.187 81/.284 .248  DeJesus
 Maier
 Bloomquist
 Podsednik
 Guillen
1/0/43/3
5/31/1/2
2/3/4/1
44/1/0/0
0/0/2/0
OPS .682 .536 .492 .896 .797 .672 .913 .734
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 62/.599 53/.295 39/.464 10/1.100 33/.708 46/.773 36/1.062 .760
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 60/.767 46/.814 47/.514 4/.250 41/.856 42/.558 45/.801 .710
Home 48/.518 48/.438 51/.635 / 40/.717 44/.559 42/.897
Last 28d days 122/.682 48/.554 48/.566 14/.896 34/.558 39/.819 39/.918
HR/SB/CS 2/4/1 3/2/0 2/0/0 1/0/0 2/0/0 3/2/0 4/0/0 49/52/10
Usage ····X··· ·oo·o··X ·X···o·· X····X·· o·X····· ·o······ o··X····
RedSox Batters (5.25 RS/G) vs. Royals Pitchers (5.09 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 19.Bannister
G/S/vB
52.Chen*
G/S/vB
40.Farnsworth
G/S/vB
31.Hughes*
G/S/vB
48.Soria
G/S/vB
57.Thompson
G/S/vB
38.Wood
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
29.Beltre G/S/vP 11/1.000 22/.747 17/.000 ··· 5/.600 ··· ··· 188/135 .341/.372/.517/.889 .730/.951 .820 107/.997 1/1 5/7
23.Cameron G/S/vP ··· ··· 8/.250 ··· 1/2.000 5/.800 ··· 44/38 .237/.341/.316/.657 1.100/.589 .871 8/.500 0/0 0/1
7.Drew* G/S/vP 15/1.134 ··· 16/1.438 1/.000 3/.000 1/.000 ··· 187/126 .272/.353/.451/.804 .535/.939 .735 102/.978 1/1 6/0
2.Ellsbury* G/S/vP 7/1.071 2/.000 4/.000 ··· 2/.500 ··· ··· 45/38 .250/.267/.341/.608 .286/.668 .467 15/.205 2/0 0/0
22.Hall G/S/vP 9/1.444 ··· 7/.167 ··· ··· 15/.619 ··· 79/38 .188/.282/.333/.615 .629/.600 .556 45/.618 1/0 3/2
32.Hermida* G/S/vP 7/1.286 1/.000 3/.333 ··· 1/5.000 4/.500 ··· 123/105 .230/.285/.389/.674 .410/.718 .758 71/.575 1/0 4/3
25.Lowell G/S/vP 7/.929 19/.812 22/.546 1/.000 4/.250 2/no AB ··· 72/40 .238/.333/.365/.698 .626/.757 .923 36/.688 0/0 1/0
41.Martinez# G/S/vP 18/.528 3/2.334 9/.756 1/.000 4/.500 4/.833 ··· 171/122 .258/.310/.434/.744 1.211/.554 .859 88/.843 0/0 6/1
54.McDonald G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 110/70 .270/.324/.410/.734 1.024/.571 .814 82/.625 2/0 3/1
34.Ortiz* G/S/vP 11/.818 19/.516 11/.364 ··· 3/1.000 1/.000 ··· 139/107 .266/.338/.573/.911 .657/.988 .667 81/1.171 0/1 10/0
15.Pedroia G/S/vP 13/.923 2/1.500 5/.800 ··· 5/.400 ··· ··· 222/163 .271/.348/.474/.822 .572/.907 .766 118/.774 2/1 8/1
16.Scutaro G/S/vP 6/1.000 3/.666 5/.200 ··· 1/no AB 1/.000 ··· 213/155 .250/.343/.321/.664 .685/.655 .694 116/.603 1/2 2/6
33.Varitek# G/S/vP 7/.143 20/1.375 5/.900 ··· 4/.250 1/.000 ··· 62/48 .273/.355/.636/.991 1.352/.881 1.167 29/.803 0/0 6/0
20.Youkilis G/S/vP 12/.717 13/.962 12/1.053 1/5.000 4/.250 ··· ··· 208/157 .311/.457/.602/1.059 1.617/.898 1.080 110/1.260 1/0 10/0
IP 53.1 9.1 19.1 16.1 18.0 15.2 7.2 TOTAL .268/.345/.451/.796 .800/.794 .793 .833 12/6 65/33
ERA-K/9 4.73/5.2 2.89/8.7 2.79/7.0 4.41/5.5 3.00/12.5 4.60/5.2 1.17/1.2 4.78/6.4

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Martinez (36-7-2)
 Varitek (16-3-0)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 229/.264 44/.200 84/.270 75/.286 75/.227 66/.250 26/.217 .268  McDonald
 Hall
 Hermida
 Cameron
 Drew
 Ellsbury
6/29/3/4
21/4/2/1
34/0/2/1
0/13/0/1
0/0/45/0
6/4/0/0
OPS .786 .569 .701 .820 .727 .776 .661 .776
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 103/.642 21/.458 41/.804 42/.846 37/.818 29/1.106 11/1.121 .776
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 126/.900 23/.664 43/.602 33/.786 38/.637 37/.518 15/.348 .776
Road 98/.777 17/.520 46/.630 23/.905 36/.826 32/.637 7/1.286
Last 28d days 123/.763 32/.584 38/.506 29/1.006 38/.991 51/.715 26/.661
HR/SB/CS 9/4/4 0/2/0 1/2/1 2/1/1 4/0/0 3/1/1 1/0/1 50/48/16
Usage ·····X·· ···Xo··X ·X···X·· ····o··X o··X···· ·o·oo··o ·o···o··

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.