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Game Preview: KCR @ BOS, 7:10pm, Friday, May 28, 2010 @Fenway Park II

Royals, 20-28, 20-284th, 7½ GB, 8½ GB in WC

SP: Kyle Davies (26, RHP, 3-3, 4.53)

2010 Gamelogs / 2010 Splits / vs. BOS Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2010 (3-3) 51.2 50 26 26 19 37 5 4.53
2009 (8-9) 123.0 122 76 72 66 86 18 5.27
2008 (9-7) 113.0 121 57 51 43 71 10 4.06
Last 7 GS 2-3 39.0 37 20 20 15 29 3 4.62 50
2010-05-22 COL L 6.0 5 1 1 0 6 1 102 64
2010-05-17 @BAL W 6.0 7 2 2 1 2 0 101 51
2010-05-12 CLE L 5.0 6 2 2 1 4 0 81 50
2010-05-06 @TEX ND 4.0 9 9 9 3 2 1 100 7
2010-05-01 @TBR ND 6.0 3 2 2 5 6 0 110 59
2010-04-26 SEA W 6.0 1 0 0 3 5 0 108 72
2010-04-20 @TOR L 6.0 6 4 4 2 4 1 86 46
Last 5 v.BOS 1-0 11.0 10 3 3 4 9 1 2.45 56
2010-04-09 BOS ND 6.0 6 3 3 1 3 1 89 50
2005-05-21 @BOS W 5.0 4 0 0 3 6 0 95 62
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:    9-14   Road:   11-14   ExtrInn: 3-2 
 vsRHP:  17-21   vsLHP:   3-7    1-Run:   7-11
 vsEast:  6-7    vsCntrl:11-12   vsWest:  2-7  IL: 1-2 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 48 Thu, May 27  @BOS  W   4-3       20-28  4th  7.5 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
 Last 10: 6-4    Last 20: 9-11   Last 30:13-17
RedSox, 27-22, 27-223rd, 6½ GB, 2 GB in WC

SP: Tim Wakefield (43, RHP, 1-2, 4.44)

2010 Gamelogs / 2010 Splits / vs. KCR Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2010 (1-2) 48.2 48 25 24 11 24 6 4.44
2009 (11-5) 129.2 137 67 66 50 72 12 4.58
2008 (10-11) 181.0 154 89 83 60 117 25 4.13
Last 7 GS 1-3 43.0 47 24 23 13 24 5 4.81 47
2010-05-23 @PHI W 8.0 5 0 0 2 1 0 102 71
2010-05-12 TOR L 7.0 5 3 3 1 5 1 102 59
2010-04-25 BAL ND 6.2 7 2 2 1 5 0 108 56
2010-04-20 TEX ND 6.0 7 6 6 5 3 0 114 32
2010-04-15 @MIN L 5.1 10 6 5 1 2 0 98 27
2010-04-09 @KCR ND 7.0 6 2 2 1 6 2 96 62
2009-09-30 TOR L 3.0 7 5 5 2 2 2 76 25
Last 5 v.KCR 1-1 28.1 28 18 16 11 17 3 5.08 47
2010-04-09 @KCR ND 7.0 6 2 2 1 6 2 96 62
2009-09-21 @KCR ND 5.0 5 5 4 7 2 1 103 34
2008-08-06 @KCR W 6.0 4 2 1 0 6 0 81 64
2007-07-17 KCR L 6.1 9 6 6 0 1 0 78 32
2006-07-17 KCR ND 4.0 4 3 3 3 2 0 77 41
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   14-12   Road:   13-10   ExtrInn: 1-6 
 vsRHP:  17-16   vsLHP:  10-6    1-Run:   9-8 
 vsEast: 13-14   vsCntrl: 6-6    vsWest:  6-1  IL: 2-1 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 49 Thu, May 27   KCR  L   3-4       27-22  3rd  6.5 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
 Last 10: 8-2    Last 20:12-8    Last 30:19-11
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Thu, May 27, 2010 KCR  4 @BOS  3        W:Brian Bannister (4-3), L: Daisuke Matsuzaka (3-2), S: Joakim Soria (12)
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
Season Series: 2010 - Tied 2-2; 2009 - BOS won 5-3; 2008 - BOS won 6-1; All-Time - KCR leads 211-208

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  5.36

NYM  4.44

HOU  3.00

RA/G

SDP  3.26

CHC  4.50

ARI  6.10

BA

J. Morneau  .377

J. Upton  .257

C. Pena  .185

OBP

J. Morneau  .493

J. Bartlett  .328

C. Lee  .236

SLG

J. Morneau  .685

D. Eckstein  .384

G. Beckham  .239

OPS

J. Morneau  1.178

H. Matsui  .705

J. Lopez  .505

ERA

U. Jimenez  .88

M. Talbot  3.73

B. Morrow  6.66

K/9IP

B. Morrow  11.70

C. Sabathia  6.75

B. Bergesen  2.42

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

Royals Batters (4.40 RS/G) vs. RedSox Pitchers (4.86 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 49.Wakefield
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 3/.000 ··· ··· 1/2.000 ··· ··· 2/.000 87/65 .341/.356/.471/.827 .273/1.018 .991 86/.837 0/2 2/2
3.Betancourt G/S/vP 16/.876 1/2.000 6/.900 2/2.000 2/.000 5/.400 3/.666 168/131 .280/.301/.398/.699 .932/.636 .720 77/.678 0/1 3/5
46.Betemit# G/S/vP 2/.000 ··· 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 4/.750 3/.667 0/ /// / 0/ 0/0 0/
8.Bloomquist G/S/vP 6/1.833 ··· 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 11/1.064 3/1.000 5/1.800 1/.000 1/.000 5/.800 4/2.250 208/168 .348/.399/.508/.907 .791/.934 .851 108/.993 0/0 5/2
13.Callaspo# G/S/vP 6/.666 1/no AB 5/1.200 2/.000 3/1.167 2/.000 2/.000 201/155 .298/.328/.495/.823 .727/.853 .848 105/.804 2/0 7/3
9.DeJesus* G/S/vP 12/.258 2/.000 4/.500 1/3.000 3/2.000 4/.583 3/.333 202/146 .277/.360/.435/.795 .748/.811 .728 98/.733 2/2 4/0
17.Getz* G/S/vP 6/.666 1/.000 2/.000 1/.000 2/.500 1/.000 ··· 77/60 .188/.263/.188/.452 .929/.327 .386 41/.457 6/1 0/1
6.Guillen G/S/vP 20/.476 3/.000 4/.000 1/.000 3/1.666 3/.333 3/1.666 202/157 .263/.337/.508/.845 .653/.902 .905 104/.739 1/0 11/0
18.Kendall G/S/vP 14/.742 ··· 6/.666 1/.000 ··· 4/.750 1/.000 179/143 .280/.343/.329/.672 .941/.604 .678 89/.659 3/4 0/6
12.Maier* G/S/vP 5/.200 ··· 4/.250 ··· ··· 1/.000 1/2.000 133/109 .263/.351/.342/.693 .614/.711 .639 90/.639 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 10/.200 1/.000 6/.000 2/.000 2/2.000 3/1.667 4/1.833 204/151 .287/.345/.360/.705 .673/.717 .775 108/.630 15/4 2/1
IP 48.2 25.0 24.0 4.1 16.1 21.0 19.0 TOTAL .278/.336/.412/.749 .724/.756 .741 .734 35/16 39/36
ERA-K/9 4.44/4.4 2.16/10.1 1.88/5.2 6.23/4.2 4.41/6.6 3.00/6.9 5.68/6.2 4.44/7.0

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

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 205/.251 99/.163 92/.127 20/.316 74/.288 88/.187 84/.273 .246  DeJesus
 Maier
 Bloomquist
 Podsednik
 Guillen
1/0/44/3
5/32/1/2
2/3/4/1
45/1/0/0
0/0/2/0
OPS .727 .536 .457 .876 .797 .672 .879 .729
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 91/.814 53/.295 43/.418 13/1.077 33/.708 46/.773 37/1.030 .753
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 114/.658 46/.814 49/.491 7/.452 41/.856 42/.558 47/.765 .708
Home 99/.637 48/.438 57/.563 6/.833 40/.717 44/.559 45/.835
Last 28d days 91/.656 44/.474 53/.467 20/.876 33/.576 39/.819 36/.865
HR/SB/CS 6/12/0 3/2/0 2/0/0 1/0/0 2/0/0 3/2/0 4/0/0 49/54/10
Usage ····X··· ··oo·o·· X·X···o· XX····X· ·o·X···· ··o····· oo··X···
RedSox Batters (5.20 RS/G) vs. Royals Pitchers (5.04 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 34.Davies
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 8/.250 22/.747 17/.000 ··· 5/.600 ··· 1/.000 192/139 .339/.370/.511/.881 .730/.938 .807 106/.968 1/1 5/7
23.Cameron G/S/vP 8/1.357 ··· 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 2/2.500 ··· 16/1.438 1/.000 3/.000 1/.000 1/.000 191/130 .283/.361/.458/.819 .535/.957 .767 101/.927 1/1 6/0
2.Ellsbury* G/S/vP 3/1.667 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 5/1.267 ··· 7/.167 ··· ··· 15/.619 ··· 82/41 .194/.284/.375/.659 .629/.689 .628 48/.686 1/0 4/2
32.Hermida* G/S/vP 5/1.200 1/.000 3/.333 ··· 2/2.500 4/.500 ··· 127/109 .222/.276/.376/.652 .410/.690 .706 71/.557 1/0 4/3
25.Lowell G/S/vP 5/.000 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 16/.913 3/2.334 9/.756 1/.000 5/.400 4/.833 ··· 172/123 .256/.308/.431/.739 1.211/.550 .850 84/.847 0/0 6/1
54.McDonald G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 110/70 .270/.324/.410/.734 1.024/.571 .814 77/.614 2/0 3/1
34.Ortiz* G/S/vP 6/.833 19/.516 11/.364 ··· 3/1.000 1/.000 ··· 143/111 .266/.336/.563/.898 .657/.969 .657 80/1.190 0/1 10/0
15.Pedroia G/S/vP 3/.333 2/1.500 5/.800 ··· 5/.400 ··· ··· 226/167 .265/.342/.464/.807 .572/.883 .738 117/.702 2/1 8/1
16.Scutaro G/S/vP 11/1.645 3/.666 5/.200 ··· 1/no AB 1/.000 ··· 217/159 .250/.341/.319/.660 .685/.651 .686 115/.609 1/2 2/6
33.Varitek# G/S/vP 2/.500 20/1.375 5/.900 ··· 5/.200 1/.000 ··· 66/52 .271/.348/.627/.976 1.352/.870 1.107 33/.798 0/0 6/0
20.Youkilis G/S/vP 3/.666 13/.962 12/1.053 1/5.000 4/.250 ··· 1/.000 212/161 .309/.453/.594/1.047 1.617/.887 1.056 109/1.278 1/0 10/0
IP 51.2 9.1 19.1 16.1 19.0 15.2 8.2 TOTAL .267/.343/.449/.792 .800/.790 .786 .822 12/6 66/33
ERA-K/9 4.53/6.4 2.89/8.7 2.79/7.0 4.41/5.5 2.84/11.8 4.60/5.2 1.04/1.0 4.74/6.4

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Martinez (36-7-2)
 Varitek (18-3-1)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 218/.256 44/.200 84/.270 75/.286 78/.217 66/.250 29/.192 .268  McDonald
 Hall
 Hermida
 Cameron
 Drew
 Ellsbury
6/29/3/4
21/5/2/1
35/0/2/1
0/13/0/1
0/0/46/0
6/4/0/0
OPS .717 .569 .701 .820 .697 .776 .588 .772
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 107/.667 21/.458 41/.804 42/.846 40/.752 29/1.106 12/1.017 .773
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 111/.768 23/.664 43/.602 33/.786 38/.637 37/.518 17/.305 .772
Road 128/.818 17/.520 46/.630 23/.905 39/.753 32/.637 10/.900
Last 28d days 118/.710 32/.584 38/.506 29/1.006 35/.904 51/.715 29/.588
HR/SB/CS 5/6/2 0/2/0 1/2/1 2/1/1 4/0/0 3/1/1 1/0/1 51/48/16
Usage ·····X·· ····Xo·· ··X···X· ·····o·· oo··X··· ··o·oo·· X·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.