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Game Preview: KCR @ BOS, 1:35pm, Sunday, May 30, 2010 @Fenway Park II

Royals, 21-29, 21-294th, 8½ GB, 8½ GB in WC

SP: Bruce Chen (33, LHP, 1-0, 2.89)

2010 Gamelogs / 2010 Splits / vs. BOS Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2010 (1-0) 9.1 7 4 3 8 9 0 2.89
2009 (1-6) 62.1 74 42 40 25 45 12 5.78
2007 (0-0) 10.0 11 11 8 6 7 3 7.20
Last 7 GS 1-4 35.2 47 26 25 18 25 7 6.31 40
2009-09-08 DET ND 4.2 7 5 5 4 1 1 93 27
2009-08-06 SEA W 6.2 10 2 2 1 4 1 101 49
2009-08-01 @TBR L 6.2 5 3 2 3 6 0 106 57
2009-07-27 @BAL ND 5.0 8 3 3 2 6 1 99 43
2009-07-21 LAA L 5.0 7 3 3 0 3 1 94 44
2009-07-12 @BOS L 3.0 6 3 3 3 2 0 78 34
2009-07-07 @DET L 4.2 4 7 7 5 3 3 92 26
Last 5 v.BOS 2-2 25.0 31 13 12 14 19 3 4.32 46
2009-07-12 @BOS L 3.0 6 3 3 3 2 0 78 34
2006-05-16 BOS ND 4.0 5 4 3 2 4 2 95 40
2006-04-08 BOS L 5.0 6 2 2 3 5 0 99 49
2005-07-09 BOS W 7.0 5 1 1 3 5 0 108 65
2005-04-25 @BOS W 6.0 9 3 3 3 3 1 102 42
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:    9-14   Road:   12-15   ExtrInn: 3-2 
 vsRHP:  18-22   vsLHP:   3-7    1-Run:   7-12
 vsEast:  7-8    vsCntrl:11-12   vsWest:  2-7  IL: 1-2 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 50 Sat, May 29  @BOS  L   0-1       21-29  4th  8.5 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
 Last 10: 6-4    Last 20:10-10   Last 30:13-17
RedSox, 28-23, 28-234th, 6½ GB, 2 GB in WC

SP: Jon Lester (26, LHP, 5-2, 3.15)

2010 Gamelogs / 2010 Splits / vs. KCR Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2010 (5-2) 65.2 46 24 23 28 72 4 3.15
2009 (15-8) 203.1 186 80 77 64 225 20 3.41
2008 (16-6) 210.1 202 78 75 66 152 14 3.21
Last 7 GS 5-0 49.2 25 9 8 19 58 2 1.45 71
2010-05-25 @TBR W 6.0 1 0 0 5 9 0 111 74
2010-05-20 MIN W 9.0 6 2 1 0 9 0 103 78
2010-05-15 @DET ND 7.0 4 4 4 4 10 0 117 59
2010-05-09 NYY W 7.0 4 2 2 2 7 2 102 66
2010-05-04 LAA W 8.0 5 1 1 2 5 0 120 71
2010-04-28 @TOR W 7.0 1 0 0 2 11 0 119 84
2010-04-23 BAL ND 5.2 4 0 0 4 7 0 113 64
Last 5 v.KCR 3-1 30.0 11 4 4 11 26 0 1.20 74
2009-07-10 KCR W 8.0 4 0 0 2 8 0 115 80
2008-05-19 KCR W 9.0 0 0 0 2 9 0 130 94
2006-08-08 @KCR L 5.0 6 4 4 3 5 0 105 41
2006-07-18 KCR W 8.0 1 0 0 4 4 0 100 80
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   15-13   Road:   13-10   ExtrInn: 1-6 
 vsRHP:  18-17   vsLHP:  10-6    1-Run:  10-8 
 vsEast: 13-14   vsCntrl: 7-7    vsWest:  6-1  IL: 2-1 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 51 Sat, May 29   KCR  W   1-0       28-23  4th  6.5 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
 Last 10: 7-3    Last 20:13-7    Last 30:18-12
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Sat, May 29, 2010 BOS  1  KCR  0        W:Clay Buchholz (7-3), L: Zack Greinke (1-6), S: Jonathan Papelbon (12)
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)
Season Series: 2010 - Tied 3-3; 2009 - BOS won 5-3; 2008 - BOS won 6-1; All-Time - KCR leads 212-209

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  5.53

NYM  4.38

HOU  3.04

RA/G

SDP  3.27

CHC  4.46

ARI  6.20

BA

J. Morneau  .371

C. Rasmus  .262

A. Ramirez  .164

OBP

J. Morneau  .493

D. Jeter  .339

A. Ramirez  .232

SLG

J. Morneau  .671

D. Stubbs  .410

G. Beckham  .239

OPS

J. Morneau  1.163

H. Pence  .755

A. Ramirez  .508

ERA

U. Jimenez  .88

F. Carmona  3.69

B. Morrow  6.66

K/9IP

B. Morrow  11.70

M. Cain  6.72

N. Blackburn  2.51

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Royals Batters (4.46 RS/G) vs. RedSox Pitchers (4.90 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 31.Lester*
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 ··· 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 2/1.000 ··· ··· 3/.000 97/75 .337/.351/.453/.803 .273/.961 .916 96/.812 0/2 2/3
3.Betancourt G/S/vP 10/1.600 1/2.000 1/2.000 6/.900 2/2.000 3/.666 5/.400 3/.666 176/138 .286/.310/.417/.727 .962/.665 .771 78/.806 0/1 4/6
46.Betemit# G/S/vP 3/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 4/.750 3/.667 0/ /// / 0/ 0/0 0/
8.Bloomquist G/S/vP 11/.473 ··· ··· 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 6/.167 1/2.000 3/1.000 5/1.800 2/.000 1/.000 6/.666 5/2.300 218/178 .344/.399/.497/.897 .791/.919 .836 110/1.003 0/0 5/2
13.Callaspo# G/S/vP 4/.250 2/.000 1/no AB 5/1.200 2/.000 4/1.750 3/.000 2/.000 211/161 .288/.318/.480/.797 .782/.820 .800 106/.763 2/0 7/3
9.DeJesus* G/S/vP 14/.226 3/1.667 3/.000 4/.500 2/1.500 3/2.000 4/.583 4/.250 212/156 .292/.376/.454/.830 .748/.858 .794 99/.825 2/2 4/0
17.Getz* G/S/vP 3/.000 ··· 1/.000 2/.000 1/.000 2/.500 1/.000 ··· 77/60 .188/.263/.188/.452 .929/.327 .386 34/.494 6/1 0/1
6.Guillen G/S/vP 12/.083 4/1.000 3/.000 4/.000 1/.000 3/1.666 4/.250 4/1.250 212/167 .255/.330/.489/.820 .653/.866 .853 105/.717 1/0 11/0
18.Kendall G/S/vP 3/.000 3/.666 1/3.000 6/.666 1/.000 1/.000 4/.750 1/.000 187/150 .286/.349/.339/.689 .914/.633 .706 89/.683 4/4 0/6
12.Maier* G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 ··· 4/.250 ··· 1/5.000 1/.000 1/2.000 142/117 .270/.357/.369/.726 .802/.707 .707 95/.707 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 6/1.000 1/.000 2/.000 6/.000 2/.000 3/2.000 3/1.667 5/2.100 214/160 .296/.354/.371/.725 .685/.740 .807 109/.713 16/5 2/1
IP 65.2 12.2 26.0 24.0 5.0 16.2 22.0 20.0 TOTAL .280/.339/.415/.755 .744/.757 .752 .771 37/17 41/39
ERA-K/9 3.15/9.9 4.97/7.1 2.08/10.0 1.88/5.2 5.40/5.4 5.40/6.5 2.86/7.0 5.85/6.3 4.50/6.9

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

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 269/.198 55/.280 103/.169 92/.127 23/.273 79/.314 91/.179 89/.272 .250  DeJesus
 Maier
 Bloomquist
 Podsednik
 Guillen
1/0/46/3
5/34/1/2
2/3/4/1
47/1/0/0
0/0/2/0
OPS .602 .867 .551 .457 .759 .900 .648 .880 .736
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 69/.655 29/.887 55/.289 43/.418 14/1.000 35/.876 47/.755 39/1.057 .764
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 200/.584 26/.846 48/.845 49/.491 9/.347 44/.912 44/.530 50/.748 .710
Home 166/.660 38/.830 52/.474 57/.563 9/.556 45/.906 47/.520 50/.842
Last 28d days 141/.509 10/.800 42/.445 50/.498 23/.759 38/.816 36/.666 41/.869
HR/SB/CS 4/6/2 3/3/0 3/2/0 2/0/0 1/0/0 3/0/0 3/2/0 4/0/0 51/56/11
Usage ····X··· ·X······ o···oo·o ··X·X··· ·oXX···· ·X·o·X·· o···o··· ·Xoo··X·
RedSox Batters (5.12 RS/G) vs. Royals Pitchers (4.96 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 52.Chen*
G/S/vB
40.Farnsworth
G/S/vB
31.Hughes*
G/S/vB
47.Marte
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 22/.747 18/.000 1/2.000 ··· 5/.600 ··· 1/.000 200/146 .342/.375/.508/.883 .755/.930 .816 106/.993 1/1 5/7
23.Cameron G/S/vP ··· 9/.476 ··· ··· 1/2.000 5/.800 ··· 50/44 .250/.340/.318/.658 1.100/.600 .819 14/.571 0/0 0/1
7.Drew* G/S/vP ··· 16/1.438 2/.000 1/no AB 3/.000 1/.000 2/.000 199/137 .276/.352/.448/.800 .526/.928 .737 101/.852 1/1 6/0
22.Hall G/S/vP ··· 7/.167 ··· ··· ··· 15/.619 ··· 82/41 .194/.284/.375/.659 .629/.689 .628 45/.655 1/0 4/2
32.Hermida* G/S/vP 1/.000 4/.250 1/.000 ··· 2/2.500 4/.500 1/.000 135/116 .208/.259/.352/.611 .387/.647 .620 79/.498 1/0 4/3
25.Lowell G/S/vP 19/.812 22/.546 1/.000 ··· 4/.250 2/no AB 1/.000 76/44 .239/.329/.358/.687 .626/.732 .884 36/.748 0/0 1/0
41.Martinez# G/S/vP 3/2.334 9/.756 2/.000 1/.000 5/.400 4/.833 ··· 180/130 .257/.311/.449/.760 1.186/.594 .877 86/.918 0/0 7/1
54.McDonald G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 111/70 .267/.321/.406/.727 .997/.571 .799 70/.639 2/0 3/1
34.Ortiz* G/S/vP 19/.516 12/.333 ··· 1/.000 3/1.000 1/.000 ··· 151/119 .267/.338/.556/.893 .657/.958 .672 80/1.121 0/1 10/0
15.Pedroia G/S/vP 2/1.500 6/.666 1/.000 1/no AB 5/.400 ··· ··· 235/175 .255/.333/.446/.779 .562/.849 .694 117/.677 2/1 8/1
16.Scutaro G/S/vP 3/.666 6/.167 1/2.000 ··· 1/no AB 1/.000 ··· 226/167 .260/.350/.332/.681 .710/.671 .724 114/.629 1/2 2/7
33.Varitek# G/S/vP 20/1.375 5/.900 ··· ··· 5/.200 1/.000 ··· 66/52 .271/.348/.627/.976 1.352/.870 1.107 29/.670 0/0 6/0
20.Youkilis G/S/vP 13/.962 13/.968 1/5.000 1/.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 9.1 21.1 18.1 2.1 19.0 15.2 9.2 TOTAL .266/.342/.445/.787 .797/.783 .776 .802 12/6 67/34
ERA-K/9 2.89/8.7 2.53/6.8 3.93/5.4 3.86/0.0 2.84/11.8 4.60/5.2 0.93/0.9 4.68/6.3

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Martinez (38-8-2)
 Varitek (18-3-1)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 44/.200 91/.259 82/.286 13/.200 78/.217 66/.250 32/.172 .266  McDonald
 Hall
 Cameron
 Hermida
 Drew
7/30/3/4
21/5/2/1
0/15/0/1
37/0/2/1
0/0/48/0
OPS .569 .667 .797 .685 .697 .776 .529 .767
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 21/.458 43/.764 44/.803 7/.629 40/.752 29/1.106 14/.857 .768
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 23/.664 48/.579 38/.786 6/.733 38/.637 37/.518 18/.288 .767
Road 17/.520 53/.582 30/.817 13/.685 39/.753 32/.637 13/.692
Last 28d days 30/.508 45/.470 36/.918 / 30/.926 47/.711 32/.529
HR/SB/CS 0/2/0 1/2/1 2/1/1 0/0/0 4/0/0 3/1/1 1/0/1 52/48/16
Usage ······Xo ·X··X··· ·X·····o ········ ··oo··X· ····o·oo o·X·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.