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Game Preview: OAK @ BOS, 7:10pm, Wednesday, June 2, 2010 @Fenway Park II

Athletics, 28-25, 28-251st, Tied

SP: Ben Sheets (31, RHP, 2-3, 4.91)

2010 Gamelogs / 2010 Splits / vs. BOS Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2010 (2-3) 62.1 64 35 34 29 51 9 4.91
2008 (13-9) 198.1 181 74 68 47 158 17 3.09
2007 (12-5) 141.1 138 62 60 37 106 17 3.82
Last 7 GS 1-2 39.1 41 27 27 16 39 8 6.18 46
2010-05-28 @DET ND 7.0 5 3 3 1 6 2 96 60
2010-05-23 SFG ND 6.0 2 0 0 2 8 0 97 74
2010-05-18 SEA ND 6.2 8 4 4 4 5 1 111 43
2010-05-13 @TEX ND 6.0 3 1 1 3 8 0 99 67
2010-05-08 TBR W 6.1 4 2 2 3 8 0 103 62
2010-05-02 @TOR L 3.1 10 9 9 2 2 3 75 4
2010-04-27 @TBR L 4.0 9 8 8 1 2 2 78 13
Has never faced BOS as starter.
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   18-9    Road:   10-16   ExtrInn: 3-1 
 vsRHP:  18-18   vsLHP:  10-7    1-Run:   9-2 
 vsEast:  9-11   vsCntrl: 5-4    vsWest: 11-10 IL: 3-0 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 53 Tue, Jun  1  @BOS  L   4-9       28-25  1st    Tied
 52 Mon, May 31  @DET  W   4-1       28-24  1st  1.0 up
 51 Sun, May 30  @DET  L   2-10      27-24  1st  0.5 up
 50 Sat, May 29  @DET  W   6-0       27-23  1st  0.5 up
 49 Fri, May 28  @DET  W   5-4       26-23  2nd  0.5 gb
 48 Thu, May 27  @BAL  W   7-5       25-23  2nd  1.5 gb
 47 Wed, May 26  @BAL  W   6-1       24-23  2nd  2.0 gb
 46 Tue, May 25  @BAL  L   1-5       23-23  2nd  3.0 gb
 45 Sun, May 23   SFG  W   3-0       23-22  2nd  2.0 gb
 44 Sat, May 22   SFG  W   1-0       22-22  2nd  3.0 gb
 Last 10: 7-3    Last 20:10-10   Last 30:16-14
RedSox, 30-23, 30-234th, 5 GB

SP: Daisuke Matsuzaka (29, RHP, 3-2, 5.77)

2010 Gamelogs / 2010 Splits / vs. OAK Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2010 (3-2) 34.1 27 23 22 21 25 2 5.77
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 40.1 32 25 24 24 32 2 5.36 48
2010-05-27 KCR L 4.2 2 3 3 8 1 0 112 41
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
Last 5 v.OAK 2-1 25.2 20 12 12 11 31 4 4.21 55
2009-04-14 @OAK ND 1.0 5 5 5 2 0 0 43 21
2008-08-03 OAK W 6.0 4 2 2 2 8 1 105 62
2008-04-01 @OAK W 6.2 2 1 1 0 9 1 96 75
2008-03-25 @OAK ND 5.0 2 2 2 5 6 1 95 56
2007-06-05 @OAK L 7.0 7 2 2 2 8 1 129 61
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   17-13   Road:   13-10   ExtrInn: 1-6 
 vsRHP:  18-17   vsLHP:  12-6    1-Run:  10-8 
 vsEast: 13-14   vsCntrl: 8-7    vsWest:  7-1  IL: 2-1 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 53 Tue, Jun  1   OAK  W   9-4       30-23  4th  5.0 gb
 52 Sun, May 30   KCR  W   8-1       29-23  4th  5.5 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
 Last 10: 8-2    Last 20:13-7    Last 30:19-11
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Tue, Jun 01, 2010 BOS  9  OAK  4        W:John Lackey (6-3), L: Tyson Ross (1-4), S: none

Thu, Jul 30, 2009 BOS  8  OAK  5        W:Manny Delcarmen (3-2), L: Craig Breslow (4-5), S: Jonathan Papelbon (26)
Wed, Jul 29, 2009 OAK  8 @BOS  6        W:Brett Anderson (6-8), L: Brad Penny (7-5), S: Andrew Bailey (13)
Tue, Jul 28, 2009 OAK  9 @BOS  8 (11)   W:Craig Breslow (4-4), L: Manny Delcarmen (2-2), S: Andrew Bailey (12)
Mon, Jul 27, 2009 BOS  8  OAK  3        W:Josh Beckett (12-4), L: Trevor Cahill (6-9), S: none
Wed, Jul 08, 2009 BOS  5  OAK  4        W:Tim Wakefield (11-3), L: Trevor Cahill (5-8), S: Jonathan Papelbon (22)
Tue, Jul 07, 2009 BOS  5  OAK  2        W:Josh Beckett (10-3), L: Dana Eveland (1-3), S: Jonathan Papelbon (21)
Mon, Jul 06, 2009 OAK  6 @BOS  0        W:Brett Anderson (5-7), L: John Smoltz (0-2), S: none
Wed, Apr 15, 2009 BOS  8 @OAK  2        W:Tim Wakefield (1-1), L: Brett Anderson (0-2), S: none
Tue, Apr 14, 2009 OAK  6  BOS  5 (12)   W:Sean Gallagher (1-0), L: Javier Lopez (0-1), S: none
Season Series: 2010 - BOS leads 1-0; 2009 - Tied 5-5; 2008 - BOS won 6-4; All-Time - BOS leads 1046-854

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  5.62

NYM  4.51

HOU  3.13

RA/G

SDP  3.31

CHC  4.47

ARI  6.08

BA

J. Morneau  .374

T. Hunter  .269

A. Ramirez  .162

OBP

J. Morneau  .489

R. Martin  .345

A. Ramirez  .227

SLG

J. Morneau  .687

N. Markakis  .430

G. Beckham  .246

OPS

J. Morneau  1.176

J. Drew  .780

A. Ramirez  .496

ERA

U. Jimenez  .78

J. Verlander  3.75

J. Peavy  6.23

K/9IP

B. Morrow  10.42

D. Price  6.75

N. Blackburn  2.36

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Athletics Batters (3.94 RS/G) vs. RedSox Pitchers (4.81 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 18.Matsuzaka
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
10.Barton* G/S/vP 8/1.042 ··· 1/.000 3/.000 1/.000 1/.000 4/.250 4/.666 235/160 .280/.396/.441/.837 .800/.855 .787 110/.814 0/1 4/7
32.Cust* G/S/vP 12/1.361 ··· 1/.000 5/.200 2/.000 5/1.850 6/.167 4/1.750 52/43 .250/.365/.273/.638 1.056/.548 .582 52/.638 0/0 0/1
11.Davis G/S/vP ··· ··· 2/.000 2/2.000 1/.000 1/.000 1/2.000 1/.000 190/129 .267/.312/.335/.647 .733/.608 .688 80/.725 23/2 1/1
14.Ellis G/S/vP 14/.895 1/.000 1/.000 8/.875 3/.000 3/1.000 9/.777 5/.000 70/55 .300/.391/.417/.808 .890/.786 .855 36/.848 0/0 1/0
50.Fox G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 92/40 .224/.272/.318/.589 .695/.447 .631 38/.630 0/0 1/1
18.Gross* G/S/vP 8/.833 ··· ··· 8/.375 1/2.000 ··· 6/.000 5/.600 94/66 .291/.326/.395/.721 .522/.799 .789 48/.903 1/0 1/0
5.Kouzmanoff G/S/vP 3/.000 2/1.000 ··· 1/.000 2/1.500 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 216/154 .248/.287/.342/.629 .699/.601 .561 99/.561 0/0 3/4
1.Patterson* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 2/.000 84/67 .208/.265/.468/.733 .301/.845 .687 31/.838 3/0 4/1
2.Pennington# G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 207/150 .204/.286/.315/.601 .625/.590 .527 94/.400 6/2 3/5
35.Powell# G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 1/no AB ··· ··· ··· ··· 56/39 .261/.375/.370/.745 .983/.640 .802 37/.949 1/0 1/2
7.Rosales G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 168/114 .273/.335/.393/.729 .796/.699 .881 83/.721 0/0 4/0
8.Suzuki G/S/vP 5/.800 ··· 2/.000 4/1.000 2/3.000 5/.650 6/.666 4/.500 131/95 .246/.321/.415/.736 .734/.733 .451 64/.619 0/0 4/3
21.Sweeney* G/S/vP 9/.222 ··· 2/1.000 3/.000 4/1.417 4/.500 4/.000 5/.800 204/153 .309/.353/.399/.752 .629/.790 .660 89/.783 0/1 1/0
IP 34.1 12.2 27.0 26.0 7.0 16.2 22.0 20.0 TOTAL .255/.321/.371/.693 .709/.686 .674 .694 35/7 31/34
ERA-K/9 5.77/6.6 4.97/7.1 2.00/9.7 1.73/5.5 3.86/9.0 5.40/6.5 2.86/7.0 5.85/6.3 4.43/6.9

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Fox (1-1-0)
 Powell (7-5-0)
 Suzuki (16-7-2)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 147/.218 55/.280 106/.163 99/.128 30/.241 79/.314 91/.179 89/.272 .250  Sweeney
 Cust
 Gross
 Davis
 Patterson
 Fox
 Rosales
0/0/49/3
6/0/0/2
20/6/11/2
2/47/0/1
20/6/0/0
7/0/0/0
3/0/0/0
OPS .672 .867 .534 .444 .680 .900 .648 .880 .736
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 76/.580 29/.887 57/.278 45/.398 18/.778 35/.876 47/.755 39/1.057 .763
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 71/.773 26/.846 49/.827 54/.482 12/.523 44/.912 44/.530 50/.748 .711
Home 73/.547 38/.830 55/.447 64/.531 16/.500 45/.906 47/.520 50/.842
Last 28d days 125/.579 10/.800 42/.445 53/.508 30/.680 38/.816 30/.814 38/.944
HR/SB/CS 2/6/1 3/3/0 3/2/0 2/0/0 1/0/0 3/0/0 3/2/0 4/0/0 52/57/12
Usage ·····X·· ····X··· X··o···o o·X··X·X X·o·oXX· ····X·o· ···o···o ····Xoo·
RedSox Batters (5.25 RS/G) vs. Athletics Pitchers (4.17 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 15.Sheets
G/S/vB
40.Bailey
G/S/vB
13.Blevins*
G/S/vB
56.Breslow*
G/S/vB
66.Ross
G/S/vB
48.Wuertz
G/S/vB
31.Ziegler
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
29.Beltre G/S/vP 17/.686 4/.250 3/1.667 3/.000 ··· 5/.000 3/.666 209/148 .342/.373/.515/.889 .819/.917 .831 102/.935 1/1 6/7
23.Cameron G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 1/2.000 ··· 5/1.100 ··· 54/46 .277/.370/.383/.753 1.000/.714 .972 18/.859 0/0 0/1
7.Drew* G/S/vP 35/1.081 2/.000 3/2.334 2/.500 ··· 3/.667 6/1.167 208/139 .269/.346/.434/.780 .519/.913 .708 97/.756 1/1 6/0
22.Hall G/S/vP ··· 2/.000 1/no AB 3/1.333 1/no AB 10/.311 2/.000 91/44 .218/.322/.410/.732 .698/.770 .743 45/.697 1/0 4/2
32.Hermida* G/S/vP 6/.533 ··· ··· ··· ··· 2/.000 ··· 135/116 .208/.259/.352/.611 .387/.647 .620 72/.458 1/0 4/3
25.Lowell G/S/vP 18/.667 2/2.000 1/2.000 1/.000 ··· 4/1.750 5/.000 76/44 .239/.329/.358/.687 .626/.732 .884 30/.349 0/0 1/0
41.Martinez# G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 2/.000 4/.750 ··· 1/3.000 ··· 185/131 .279/.330/.488/.818 1.306/.614 .969 77/1.076 0/0 7/2
54.McDonald G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/no AB 1/.000 ··· 120/74 .262/.325/.393/.717 .986/.556 .774 71/.629 2/0 3/1
34.Ortiz* G/S/vP 3/.333 1/no AB 3/2.000 4/1.250 ··· 1/.000 2/.000 160/121 .264/.344/.564/.908 .611/1.000 .716 81/1.134 0/1 11/0
15.Pedroia G/S/vP ··· 3/.666 3/2.334 2/.000 ··· 5/1.200 2/1.000 240/176 .254/.331/.445/.776 .523/.862 .691 107/.625 2/1 8/1
16.Scutaro G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 2/1.000 2/.500 ··· 6/.000 3/.666 236/170 .263/.352/.341/.693 .751/.671 .742 109/.610 1/2 2/7
33.Varitek# G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 2/.000 2/no AB 70/53 .286/.357/.667/1.024 1.412/.893 1.189 33/.816 0/0 7/0
20.Youkilis G/S/vP ··· 2/.000 2/.500 1/.000 ··· 5/1.000 2/.000 225/168 .303/.449/.571/1.020 1.486/.877 1.009 103/1.140 1/0 10/0
IP 62.1 21.0 18.1 22.0 28.1 8.2 24.2 TOTAL .269/.346/.452/.798 .814/.792 .797 .782 12/6 70/35
ERA-K/9 4.91/7.4 1.29/5.1 4.91/10.3 2.45/8.6 6.04/6.7 7.27/6.2 2.19/4.7 3.90/6.8

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Martinez (39-8-2)
 Varitek (18-4-1)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 268/.270 83/.200 87/.308 89/.203 124/.302 41/.286 97/.200 .248  McDonald
 Hermida
 Hall
 Cameron
 Drew
8/31/3/4
37/0/2/1
22/5/2/1
0/16/0/1
0/0/50/0
OPS .836 .523 .813 .672 .762 .889 .583 .710
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 144/.722 36/.438 34/.478 37/.455 59/.773 13/1.715 32/.962 .670
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 124/.954 47/.586 53/1.051 52/.827 65/.749 28/.539 65/.403 .734
Road 122/1.034 33/.657 46/.803 53/.693 60/.982 23/.898 46/.798
Last 28d days 126/.579 43/.615 34/.935 43/.469 60/.864 35/.934 44/.661
HR/SB/CS 9/11/7 1/2/1 2/0/0 2/2/1 2/2/0 1/0/0 2/1/1 52/28/15
Usage ····X··· ·X··XX·· Xo····X· X··X·o·X o····X·X Xo···o·X ···Xo·X·

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.