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Game Preview: LAD @ BOS, 8:00pm, Sunday, June 20, 2010 @Fenway Park II

Dodgers, 38-30, 38-30 2nd, 1 GB, 1 GB in WC

SP: Hiroki Kuroda (35, RHP, 6-4, 3.10)

2010 Gamelogs / 2010 Splits / vs. BOS Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2010 (6-4) 81.1 84 38 28 23 61 7 3.10
2009 (8-7) 117.1 110 59 49 24 87 12 3.76
2008 (9-10) 183.1 181 85 76 42 116 13 3.73
Last 7 GS 3-3 41.1 43 20 16 11 33 4 3.48 52
2010-06-15 @CIN W 5.0 3 0 0 2 8 0 84 67
2010-06-08 STL ND 7.0 4 0 0 1 6 0 101 74
2010-06-03 ATL L 6.0 7 4 3 4 2 1 99 42
2010-05-29 @COL L 4.0 10 7 5 1 1 1 81 18
2010-05-23 DET L 6.0 6 3 3 1 5 1 88 52
2010-05-18 HOU W 6.0 7 3 3 1 2 1 96 47
2010-05-12 @ARI W 7.1 6 3 2 1 9 0 105 64
Has never faced BOS as starter.
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   23-13   Road:   15-17   ExtrInn: 5-2 
 vsRHP:  30-20   vsLHP:   8-10   1-Run:  15-8 
 vsEast:  4-9    vsCntrl:14-10   vsWest: 18-5  IL: 2-6 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 68 Sat, Jun 19  @BOS  L   4-5       38-30  2nd  1.0 gb
 67 Fri, Jun 18  @BOS  L   6-10      38-29  2nd  1.0 gb
 66 Thu, Jun 17  @CIN  L   1-7       38-28  1st    Tied
 65 Wed, Jun 16  @CIN  W   6-2       38-27  1st  0.5 up
 64 Tue, Jun 15  @CIN  W  12-0       37-27  2nd  0.5 gb
 63 Sun, Jun 13   LAA  L   5-6       36-27  2nd  1.0 gb
 62 Sat, Jun 12   LAA  L   2-4       36-26  2nd  1.0 gb
 61 Fri, Jun 11   LAA  L   1-10      36-25  1st    Tied
 60 Wed, Jun  9   STL  W   4-3       36-24  1st  1.0 up
 59 Tue, Jun  8   STL  W   1-0       35-24  1st  0.5 up
 Last 10: 4-6    Last 20:11-9    Last 30:17-13
RedSox, 42-28, 42-28 3rd, 1 GB

SP: Clay Buchholz (25, RHP, 9-4, 2.67)

2010 Gamelogs / 2010 Splits / vs. LAD Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2010 (9-4) 84.1 73 31 25 34 58 3 2.67
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 6-1 49.0 33 10 10 17 33 1 1.84 64
2010-06-15 ARI W 5.2 7 3 3 1 8 0 113 50
2010-06-09 @CLE L 7.0 3 3 3 4 1 0 107 56
2010-06-04 @BAL W 9.0 5 0 0 1 2 0 101 78
2010-05-29 KCR W 7.0 4 0 0 4 4 0 108 69
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
Has never faced LAD as starter.
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   25-15   Road:   17-13   ExtrInn: 1-7 
 vsRHP:  28-19   vsLHP:  14-9    1-Run:  12-11
 vsEast: 15-15   vsCntrl:10-9    vsWest:  8-2  IL: 9-2 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 70 Sat, Jun 19   LAD  W   5-4       42-28  3rd  1.0 gb
 69 Fri, Jun 18   LAD  W  10-6       41-28  3rd  1.0 gb
 68 Thu, Jun 17   ARI  W   8-5       40-28  3rd  2.0 gb
 67 Wed, Jun 16   ARI  W   6-2       39-28  3rd  3.0 gb
 66 Tue, Jun 15   ARI  W   6-3       38-28  3rd  4.0 gb
 65 Sun, Jun 13   PHI  L   3-5       37-28  3rd  4.0 gb
 64 Sat, Jun 12   PHI  W  10-2       37-27  3rd  4.0 gb
 63 Fri, Jun 11   PHI  W  12-2       36-27  3rd  4.0 gb
 62 Thu, Jun 10  @CLE  L   7-8       35-27  3rd  5.0 gb
 61 Wed, Jun  9  @CLE  L   0-11      35-26  3rd  5.0 gb
 Last 10: 7-3    Last 20:15-5    Last 30:22-8 
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Sat, Jun 19, 2010 BOS  5  LAD  4        W:Jonathan Papelbon (2-3), L: Ronald Belisario (1-1), S: none
Fri, Jun 18, 2010 BOS 10  LAD  6        W:Felix Doubront (1-0), L: Carlos Monasterios (3-2), S: Daniel Bard (3)

Sun, Jun 13, 2004 BOS  4  LAD  1        W:Pedro Martinez (7-3), L: Hideo Nomo (3-7), S: Keith Foulke (13)
Sat, Jun 12, 2004 LAD 14 @BOS  5        W:Jeff Weaver (4-7), L: Tim Wakefield (4-5), S: none
Fri, Jun 11, 2004 BOS  2  LAD  1        W:Keith Foulke (2-0), L: Tom Martin (0-1), S: none
Sun, Jun 23, 2002 LAD  9  BOS  6        W:Andy Ashby (7-6), L: Rolando Arrojo (4-2), S: none
Sat, Jun 22, 2002 LAD  5  BOS  4        W:Omar Daal (5-3), L: Derek Lowe (11-3), S: Eric Gagne (27)
Fri, Jun 21, 2002 LAD  3  BOS  2        W:Hideo Nomo (7-5), L: John Burkett (7-3), S: Eric Gagne (26)
Season Series: 2010 - BOS leads 2-0; 2009 -  0-0; 2008 -  0-0; All-Time - Tied 4-4

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

BOS  5.54

NYM  4.57

BAL  3.25

RA/G

SDP  3.31

SEA  4.44

ARI  5.83

BA

R. Cano  .371

T. Wigginton  .279

A. Ramirez  .168

OBP

J. Morneau  .447

Y. Escobar  .352

A. Ramirez  .232

SLG

M. Cabrera  .638

J. Loney  .449

C. Izturis  .245

OPS

J. Morneau  1.058

F. Lewis  .800

T. Manzella  .510

ERA

U. Jimenez  1.15

J. Guthrie  3.97

R. Porcello  6.14

K/9IP

T. Lincecum  10.29

L. Hochevar  6.58

N. Blackburn  2.84

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Dodgers Batters (4.72 RS/G) vs. RedSox Pitchers (4.64 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
59.Manuel
G/S/vB
37.Okajima*
G/S/vB
58.Papelbon
G/S/vB
56.Ramirez
G/S/vB
62.Richardson*
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
9.Anderson* G/S/vP 9/1.778 2/1.000 1/.000 3/.000 ··· 8/.500 7/.715 ··· 1/5.000 109/82 .194/.213/.311/.524 .579/.507 .626 36/.727 0/0 2/1
3.Belliard G/S/vP ··· 3/.666 ··· 1/2.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· 98/65 .259/.347/.400/.747 .630/.807 .892 31/.592 1/1 1/4
23.Blake G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 ··· 3/2.000 ··· 1/.000 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 237/178 .269/.346/.442/.788 .793/.787 .834 73/.712 0/1 7/10
14.Carroll G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 ··· 2/.000 ··· 1/.000 4/.000 3/.666 1/.000 178/132 .278/.386/.313/.699 .511/.761 .634 52/.717 4/0 0/4
33.DeWitt* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 206/172 .269/.346/.379/.725 .711/.728 .558 72/.643 0/1 1/4
17.Ellis G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 40/33 .212/.289/.242/.532 .452/.550 .448 20/.440 0/0 0/1
16.Ethier* G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 2/1.000 ··· 221/172 .323/.385/.591/.976 .799/1.026 .880 81/.588 1/0 12/0
60.Hu G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 0/ /// / 0/ 0/0 0/0
5.Johnson G/S/vP ··· 2/.000 ··· 2/.000 ··· 2/.000 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 105/48 .296/.320/.388/.708 .847/.544 .812 30/.655 1/1 0/0
27.Kemp G/S/vP ··· 2/1.000 ··· 1/no AB ··· ··· 1/.000 2/.000 1/2.000 306/235 .262/.320/.458/.778 .684/.808 .729 106/.639 10/10 11/4
7.Loney* G/S/vP ··· 2/.000 ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· 286/217 .300/.346/.449/.795 .699/.826 .747 99/.841 9/3 5/1
55.Martin G/S/vP ··· 2/.000 ··· 1/no AB ··· ··· ··· 7/1.429 1/2.000 258/199 .258/.358/.353/.711 .633/.734 .782 84/.663 4/2 4/5
99.Ramirez G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· 181/153 .297/.381/.523/.904 .646/.953 .889 81/.874 1/1 8/1
IP 84.1 20.0 35.1 32.0 23.1 28.1 26.1 1.0 TOTAL .267/.335/.409/.744 .668/.768 .726 .691 43/22 53/56
ERA-K/9 2.67/6.2 4.05/7.7 2.29/9.4 2.25/6.2 /0.0 4.24/6.6 2.86/7.6 5.13/6.2 9.00/9.0 4.28/6.9

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Ellis (9-1-1)
 Martin (28-12-5)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 347/.237 83/.230 138/.165 130/.164 / 106/.283 118/.204 113/.250 7/.571 .250  Ramirez
 Ethier
 Anderson
 Johnson
 Kemp
38/0/0/2
0/0/48/1
16/0/6/1
38/2/12/0
0/68/0/0
OPS .629 .725 .540 .570 .812 .681 .801 1.571 .727
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 199/.652 45/.795 74/.344 60/.575 / 50/.748 62/.749 49/.946 4/1.750 .747
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 148/.598 38/.642 64/.761 70/.566 / 56/.865 56/.602 64/.695 3/1.333 .710
Home 182/.685 66/.667 67/.394 85/.631 / 63/.774 70/.639 66/.830 7/1.571
Last 28d days 134/.552 38/.535 45/.473 47/.673 / 41/.696 34/.660 35/.442 7/1.571
HR/SB/CS 3/7/3 3/4/0 4/2/0 4/0/0 // 3/1/1 4/2/0 4/2/0 1/0/0 65/75/17
Usage ····X··· ·X·····X ·o·oo··· o·X·o··X o·o·o··X o·Xoo··X ···X··XX ·Xo···o·
RedSox Batters (5.54 RS/G) vs. Dodgers Pitchers (4.62 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 18.Kuroda
G/S/vB
54.Belisario
G/S/vB
51.Broxton
G/S/vB
48.Ely
G/S/vB
56.Kuo*
G/S/vB
45.Miller
G/S/vB
59.Schlichting
G/S/vB
52.Sherrill*
G/S/vB
38.Troncoso
G/S/vB
36.Weaver
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
29.Beltre G/S/vP 3/.666 3/.000 1/2.000 ··· 2/.500 1/.000 1/.000 3/1.000 1/5.000 9/1.056 279/202 .337/.373/.529/.901 .933/.889 .837 104/1.027 1/1 10/12
23.Cameron G/S/vP 3/1.334 ··· 15/.696 ··· 6/.500 1/.000 1/2.000 2/.000 2/2.000 31/.591 84/69 .267/.345/.333/.679 .883/.636 .844 48/.667 0/0 0/2
7.Drew* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 3/.333 ··· 18/1.103 259/181 .276/.359/.467/.826 .532/.953 .808 80/.834 1/1 8/0
22.Hall G/S/vP 1/3.000 1/2.000 3/.333 ··· ··· 1/no AB ··· 1/.000 ··· 14/.748 134/75 .239/.331/.419/.750 .742/.756 .789 55/.942 3/0 5/4
25.Lowell G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 2/1.000 ··· 15/.938 90/50 .215/.311/.354/.666 .664/.666 .822 18/.535 0/0 2/0
41.Martinez# G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 6/.666 ··· 9/1.181 ··· 4/.000 245/173 .295/.347/.504/.851 1.351/.640 .959 76/1.101 0/0 9/2
54.McDonald G/S/vP ··· 2/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 2/1.000 1/.000 164/105 .276/.335/.386/.722 .887/.632 .749 59/.724 6/0 3/1
60.Nava# G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/no AB 1/.000 27/23 .360/.407/.680/1.087 .750/1.149 1.087 27/1.087 0/0 1/0
34.Ortiz* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 6/.733 1/no AB 11/.273 ··· 31/.964 234/173 .263/.368/.561/.928 .651/1.029 .967 108/1.038 0/1 15/0
15.Pedroia G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/2.000 ··· 1/2.000 ··· 2/no AB 4/.250 ··· 4/.500 321/239 .277/.353/.457/.810 .613/.873 .821 113/.809 6/1 9/2
16.Scutaro G/S/vP ··· 1/no AB 1/2.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· 2/.000 7/.900 ··· 12/.606 317/232 .283/.355/.391/.745 .794/.727 .776 118/.823 1/2 4/9
33.Varitek# G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 8/.375 1/.000 4/1.417 1/3.000 27/1.233 89/70 .275/.348/.600/.948 1.362/.837 1.080 38/.689 0/0 7/0
20.Youkilis G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 4/.500 ··· 8/.804 290/222 .313/.438/.597/1.034 1.512/.902 1.008 96/.964 2/1 14/1
IP 81.1 28.0 29.1 60.2 21.0 12.2 7.2 17.1 31.0 21.0 TOTAL .279/.354/.469/.823 .852/.812 .849 .873 24/7 93/52
ERA-K/9 3.10/6.8 4.50/7.1 0.92/12.9 4.15/6.5 1.29/11.1 2.84/10.6 0.00/5.8 6.75/5.2 5.81/5.5 3.43/6.4 4.14/7.8

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Martinez (55-13-2)
 Varitek (20-4-1)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 347/.267 118/.235 114/.227 249/.251 79/.125 52/.234 30/.154 91/.304 135/.264 86/.231 .251  McDonald
 Hall
 Cameron
 Drew
 Nava
13/39/7/4
30/7/4/1
0/23/0/1
0/0/65/0
7/0/0/0
OPS .700 .645 .527 .705 .412 .733 .387 .925 .782 .603 .716
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 147/.761 42/.614 58/.544 95/.699 26/.115 21/.782 11/.282 38/.549 50/.782 29/.618 .756
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 200/.656 76/.660 56/.509 154/.709 53/.546 31/.692 19/.451 53/1.212 85/.781 57/.595 .690
Road 156/.674 47/.719 42/.449 102/.794 42/.613 14/.500 14/.305 43/.895 74/.650 43/.636
Last 28d days 97/.754 55/.633 41/.576 122/.854 43/.509 52/.733 30/.387 12/.697 42/.804 39/.632
HR/SB/CS 7/7/1 2/0/0 0/4/1 6/2/1 1/0/0 2/2/1 0/0/0 1/0/0 6/2/0 1/3/1 60/37/13
Usage ····X··· oo·o··oX o·····o· ··X····X X··X··X· ··X·o·X· ·Xo····· ·oo·X··· ·o··X··X X·····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.