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Game Preview: KCR @ BOS, 7:10pm, Saturday, May 29, 2010 @Fenway Park II

Royals, 21-28, 21-284th, 7½ GB, 8½ GB in WC

SP: Zack Greinke (26, RHP, 1-5, 3.57)

2010 Gamelogs / 2010 Splits / vs. BOS Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2010 (1-5) 63.0 62 30 25 11 51 8 3.57
2009 (16-8) 229.1 195 64 55 51 242 11 2.16
2008 (13-10) 202.1 202 87 78 56 183 21 3.47
Last 7 GS 1-3 45.1 42 20 18 5 37 6 3.57 56
2010-05-23 COL L 3.1 9 8 7 0 1 1 65 13
2010-05-18 @BAL ND 7.0 4 2 2 1 6 2 108 66
2010-05-13 CLE W 6.0 8 3 3 2 8 0 112 50
2010-05-07 @TEX L 7.0 9 4 3 1 3 1 108 47
2010-05-02 @TBR L 8.0 4 1 1 0 6 1 87 76
2010-04-27 SEA ND 7.0 6 0 0 0 5 0 119 70
2010-04-21 @TOR ND 7.0 2 2 2 1 8 1 109 72
Last 5 v.BOS 1-3 26.2 27 11 10 6 20 3 3.38 55
2010-04-10 BOS L 6.2 8 4 4 0 5 2 108 47
2009-09-22 BOS W 6.0 2 0 0 3 5 0 91 70
2007-04-05 BOS L 7.0 8 2 1 1 7 0 101 61
2005-08-23 BOS L 7.0 9 5 5 2 3 1 107 40
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:    9-14   Road:   12-14   ExtrInn: 3-2 
 vsRHP:  18-21   vsLHP:   3-7    1-Run:   7-11
 vsEast:  7-7    vsCntrl:11-12   vsWest:  2-7  IL: 1-2 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 49 Fri, May 28  @BOS  W  12-5       21-28  4th  7.5 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
 Last 10: 6-4    Last 20:10-10   Last 30:13-17
RedSox, 27-23, 27-234th, 6½ GB, 3 GB in WC

SP: Clay Buchholz (25, RHP, 6-3, 3.07)

2010 Gamelogs / 2010 Splits / vs. KCR Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2010 (6-3) 55.2 54 25 19 24 43 3 3.07
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 5-2 45.2 44 18 17 18 35 2 3.35 54
2010-05-24 @TBR W 6.0 6 1 1 1 8 1 108 63
2010-05-19 MIN W 8.0 5 2 2 1 7 0 104 70
2010-05-14 @DET W 6.1 3 1 1 5 3 0 111 61
2010-05-08 NYY L 5.0 9 6 5 5 1 1 93 23
2010-05-03 LAA W 5.2 8 4 4 3 2 0 109 36
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
Last 5 v.KCR 2-1 17.2 19 7 6 5 13 2 3.06 52
2010-04-11 @KCR W 5.0 7 3 2 2 1 1 94 42
2009-09-24 @KCR W 6.2 5 0 0 0 8 0 109 72
2008-08-04 @KCR L 6.0 7 4 4 3 4 1 93 43
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   14-13   Road:   13-10   ExtrInn: 1-6 
 vsRHP:  17-17   vsLHP:  10-6    1-Run:   9-8 
 vsEast: 13-14   vsCntrl: 6-7    vsWest:  6-1  IL: 2-1 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 50 Fri, May 28   KCR  L   5-12      27-23  4th  6.5 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
 Last 10: 7-3    Last 20:12-8    Last 30:18-12
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Fri, May 28, 2010 KCR 12 @BOS  5        W:Kyle Davies (4-3), L: Tim Wakefield (1-3), S: none
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
Season Series: 2010 - KCR leads 3-2; 2009 - BOS won 5-3; 2008 - BOS won 6-1; All-Time - KCR leads 212-208

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  5.42

DET  4.47

HOU  3.06

RA/G

SDP  3.29

TEX  4.50

ARI  6.08

BA

J. Morneau  .372

B. Phillips  .264

A. Ramirez  .164

OBP

J. Morneau  .493

C. Gonzalez  .337

A. Ramirez  .232

SLG

J. Morneau  .677

O. Hudson  .404

G. Beckham  .245

OPS

J. Morneau  1.170

T. Glaus  .748

A. Ramirez  .508

ERA

U. Jimenez  .88

M. Talbot  3.73

G. Meche  6.66

K/9IP

B. Morrow  11.70

C. Sabathia  6.75

N. Blackburn  2.51

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

Royals Batters (4.55 RS/G) vs. RedSox Pitchers (5.00 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
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 4/.500 1/.000 ··· ··· 2/1.000 ··· ··· 3/.000 93/71 .341/.355/.462/.816 .273/.988 .950 92/.825 0/2 2/2
3.Betancourt G/S/vP 4/.000 1/2.000 1/2.000 6/.900 2/2.000 3/.666 5/.400 3/.666 173/135 .289/.310/.422/.732 .962/.670 .781 78/.787 0/1 4/5
46.Betemit# G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 4/.750 3/.667 0/ /// / 0/ 0/0 0/
8.Bloomquist G/S/vP 2/.000 ··· ··· 4/.500 ··· ··· 1/.000 1/4.000 53/33 .191/.250/.340/.590 .898/.415 .450 25/.883 4/1 1/2
16.Butler G/S/vP 9/.619 1/2.000 3/1.000 5/1.800 2/.000 1/.000 5/.800 5/2.300 214/174 .349/.402/.505/.907 .791/.933 .854 110/.988 0/0 5/2
13.Callaspo# G/S/vP 6/.666 2/.000 1/no AB 5/1.200 2/.000 4/1.750 2/.000 2/.000 207/157 .294/.324/.490/.813 .782/.841 .829 106/.777 2/0 7/3
9.DeJesus* G/S/vP 3/.000 3/1.667 2/.000 4/.500 2/1.500 3/2.000 4/.583 4/.250 208/152 .290/.369/.448/.817 .748/.840 .770 99/.810 2/2 4/0
17.Getz* G/S/vP 2/.000 ··· 1/.000 2/.000 1/.000 2/.500 1/.000 ··· 77/60 .188/.263/.188/.452 .929/.327 .386 37/.452 6/1 0/1
6.Guillen G/S/vP 6/1.700 4/1.000 3/.000 4/.000 1/.000 3/1.666 3/.333 4/1.250 208/163 .261/.337/.500/.837 .653/.889 .886 105/.752 1/0 11/0
18.Kendall G/S/vP 2/1.500 3/.666 ··· 6/.666 1/.000 1/.000 4/.750 1/.000 184/147 .285/.350/.333/.683 .914/.625 .697 89/.683 4/4 0/6
12.Maier* G/S/vP 9/.500 1/.000 ··· 4/.250 ··· 1/5.000 1/.000 1/2.000 139/114 .277/.365/.378/.743 .802/.728 .739 95/.722 0/0 1/0
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 6/1.633 1/.000 1/.000 6/.000 2/.000 3/2.000 3/1.667 5/2.100 210/156 .290/.350/.366/.716 .685/.727 .792 109/.666 16/4 2/1
IP 55.2 12.2 25.0 24.0 5.0 16.2 21.0 20.0 TOTAL .282/.340/.418/.758 .744/.762 .759 .766 37/16 41/36
ERA-K/9 3.07/6.9 4.97/7.1 2.16/10.1 1.88/5.2 5.40/5.4 5.40/6.5 3.00/6.9 5.85/6.3 4.59/6.9

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

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 237/.257 55/.280 99/.163 92/.127 23/.273 79/.314 88/.187 89/.272 .251  DeJesus
 Maier
 Bloomquist
 Podsednik
 Guillen
1/0/45/3
5/33/1/2
2/3/4/1
46/1/0/0
0/0/2/0
OPS .684 .867 .536 .457 .759 .900 .672 .880 .739
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 132/.709 29/.887 53/.295 43/.418 14/1.000 35/.876 46/.773 39/1.057 .765
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 105/.652 26/.846 46/.814 49/.491 9/.347 44/.912 42/.558 50/.748 .716
Home 130/.717 38/.830 48/.438 57/.563 9/.556 45/.906 44/.559 50/.842
Last 28d days 131/.722 10/.800 44/.474 50/.498 23/.759 38/.816 39/.819 41/.869
HR/SB/CS 3/5/2 3/3/0 3/2/0 2/0/0 1/0/0 3/0/0 3/2/0 4/0/0 51/56/10
Usage ····X··· X······· ···oo·o· ·X·X···o oXX····X X·o·X··· ···o···· Xoo··X··
RedSox Batters (5.20 RS/G) vs. Royals Pitchers (5.04 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 23.Greinke
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 10/.550 22/.747 18/.000 1/2.000 5/.600 ··· 1/.000 196/142 .342/.372/.511/.883 .755/.932 .814 106/.958 1/1 5/7
23.Cameron G/S/vP 3/1.667 ··· 9/.476 ··· 1/2.000 5/.800 ··· 47/41 .268/.362/.341/.703 1.100/.647 .935 11/.727 0/0 0/1
7.Drew* G/S/vP 12/.872 ··· 16/1.438 2/.000 3/.000 1/.000 1/.000 195/133 .276/.354/.447/.801 .526/.934 .736 101/.895 1/1 6/0
22.Hall G/S/vP 4/.250 ··· 7/.167 ··· ··· 15/.619 ··· 82/41 .194/.284/.375/.659 .629/.689 .628 46/.672 1/0 4/2
32.Hermida* G/S/vP 6/.834 1/.000 4/.250 1/.000 2/2.500 4/.500 ··· 131/112 .215/.267/.364/.631 .387/.671 .660 75/.526 1/0 4/3
25.Lowell G/S/vP 7/1.285 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 48/.784 3/2.334 9/.756 2/.000 5/.400 4/.833 ··· 176/126 .262/.313/.457/.770 1.186/.603 .898 83/.933 0/0 7/1
54.McDonald G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 111/70 .267/.321/.406/.727 .997/.571 .799 74/.640 2/0 3/1
34.Ortiz* G/S/vP 10/.300 19/.516 12/.333 ··· 3/1.000 1/.000 ··· 147/115 .265/.333/.553/.886 .657/.951 .648 80/1.081 0/1 10/0
15.Pedroia G/S/vP 11/.884 2/1.500 6/.666 1/.000 5/.400 ··· ··· 231/171 .259/.335/.453/.788 .562/.861 .706 117/.702 2/1 8/1
16.Scutaro G/S/vP 20/1.061 3/.666 6/.167 1/2.000 1/no AB 1/.000 ··· 222/163 .259/.347/.332/.679 .710/.667 .720 115/.616 1/2 2/7
33.Varitek# G/S/vP 11/1.073 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 11/.282 13/.962 13/.968 1/5.000 4/.250 ··· 1/.000 216/165 .305/.454/.587/1.041 1.617/.882 1.045 108/1.245 1/0 10/0
IP 63.0 9.1 21.1 18.1 19.0 15.2 8.2 TOTAL .267/.343/.448/.791 .797/.789 .784 .810 12/6 67/34
ERA-K/9 3.57/7.3 2.89/8.7 2.53/6.8 3.93/5.4 2.84/11.8 4.60/5.2 1.04/1.0 4.74/6.4

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Martinez (38-7-2)
 Varitek (18-3-1)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 265/.252 44/.200 91/.259 82/.286 78/.217 66/.250 29/.192 .268  McDonald
 Hall
 Cameron
 Hermida
 Drew
6/30/3/4
21/5/2/1
0/14/0/1
36/0/2/1
0/0/47/0
OPS .686 .569 .667 .797 .697 .776 .588 .772
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 132/.713 21/.458 43/.764 44/.803 40/.752 29/1.106 12/1.017 .772
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 133/.659 23/.664 48/.579 38/.786 38/.637 37/.518 17/.305 .772
Road 138/.607 17/.520 53/.582 30/.817 39/.753 32/.637 10/.900
Last 28d days 134/.734 30/.508 45/.470 36/.918 30/.926 47/.711 29/.588
HR/SB/CS 8/2/1 0/2/0 1/2/1 2/1/1 4/0/0 3/1/1 1/0/1 52/48/16
Usage ·····X·· ·····Xo· X··X···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.