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Game Preview: TBR @ BOS, 7:10pm, Tuesday, June 29, 2010 @Fenway Park II

Rays, 44-31, 44-31 3rd, 3 GB, 1 GB in WC

SP: James Shields (28, RHP, 6-7, 4.55)

2010 Gamelogs / 2010 Splits / vs. BOS Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2010 (6-7) 99.0 112 57 50 22 92 16 4.55
2009 (11-12) 219.2 239 113 101 52 167 29 4.14
2008 (14-8) 215.0 208 94 85 40 160 24 3.56
Last 7 GS 1-6 44.0 53 36 32 10 33 8 6.55 42
2010-06-23 SDP L 7.0 6 4 4 1 7 2 96 55
2010-06-17 @ATL L 6.0 5 3 3 1 3 1 82 52
2010-06-11 FLA L 3.1 9 10 10 3 4 1 77 3
2010-06-05 @TEX L 7.0 10 6 3 1 4 1 106 42
2010-05-30 CHW L 5.1 11 7 7 1 3 2 108 20
2010-05-25 BOS L 8.0 4 2 2 2 5 0 107 69
2010-05-20 @NYY W 7.1 8 4 3 1 7 1 108 54
Last 5 v.BOS 2-3 34.0 35 16 16 9 31 4 4.24 53
2010-05-25 BOS L 8.0 4 2 2 2 5 0 107 69
2010-04-17 @BOS W 6.2 9 4 4 1 7 2 121 46
2009-09-13 @BOS L 6.0 6 3 3 3 6 0 100 51
2009-05-08 @BOS L 6.0 10 5 5 1 7 2 106 38
2009-05-03 BOS W 7.1 6 2 2 2 6 0 102 62
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   20-19   Road:   24-12   ExtrInn: 4-2 
 vsRHP:  25-22   vsLHP:  19-9    1-Run:  11-12
 vsEast: 18-9    vsCntrl: 8-5    vsWest: 11-6  IL: 7-11

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 75 Sun, Jun 27   ARI  L   1-2       44-31  3rd  3.0 gb
 74 Sat, Jun 26   ARI  W   5-3       44-30  2nd  2.0 gb
 73 Fri, Jun 25   ARI  L   0-1       43-30  2nd  3.0 gb
 72 Thu, Jun 24   SDP  W   5-3       43-29  2nd  2.0 gb
 71 Wed, Jun 23   SDP  L   4-5       42-29  2nd  2.5 gb
 70 Tue, Jun 22   SDP  L   1-2       42-28  2nd  1.5 gb
 69 Sun, Jun 20  @FLA  L   1-4       42-27  2nd  1.0 gb
 68 Sat, Jun 19  @FLA  W   9-8 (11)  42-26  1st    Tied
 67 Fri, Jun 18  @FLA  L   4-7       41-26  1st    Tied
 66 Thu, Jun 17  @ATL  L   1-3       41-25  1st    Tied
 Last 10: 3-7    Last 20: 8-12   Last 30:12-18
RedSox, 46-31, 46-31 2nd, 2 GB, 3½ up in WC

SP: John Lackey (31, RHP, 8-3, 4.69)

2010 Gamelogs / 2010 Splits / vs. TBR Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2010 (8-3) 94.0 111 51 49 37 56 9 4.69
2009 (11-8) 176.1 177 84 75 47 139 17 3.83
2008 (12-5) 163.1 161 71 68 40 130 26 3.75
Last 7 GS 4-1 44.0 57 23 22 16 25 4 4.50 45
2010-06-23 @COL ND 6.2 10 5 5 0 7 1 110 41
2010-06-17 ARI W 6.0 8 4 3 2 5 0 112 45
2010-06-11 PHI W 7.0 6 2 2 0 3 0 86 60
2010-06-06 @BAL ND 7.0 7 2 2 3 2 0 124 54
2010-06-01 OAK W 6.0 12 4 4 2 4 1 116 34
2010-05-26 @TBR W 6.1 8 2 2 4 1 0 115 46
2010-05-21 @PHI L 5.0 6 4 4 5 3 2 107 37
Last 5 v.TBR 3-2 30.0 37 22 21 11 23 3 6.30 42
2010-05-26 @TBR W 6.1 8 2 2 4 1 0 115 46
2010-04-19 TBR L 3.1 9 8 8 1 3 1 79 12
2009-06-10 @TBR L 5.0 11 9 8 2 2 2 98 11
2008-06-11 TBR W 7.1 4 2 2 2 7 0 99 67
2007-09-18 TBD W 8.0 5 1 1 2 10 0 105 76
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   26-15   Road:   20-16   ExtrInn: 2-7 
 vsRHP:  31-21   vsLHP:  15-10   1-Run:  12-13
 vsEast: 15-15   vsCntrl:10-9    vsWest:  8-2  IL:13-5 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 77 Sun, Jun 27  @SFG  W   5-1       46-31  2nd  2.0 gb
 76 Sat, Jun 26  @SFG  W   4-2       45-31  2nd  2.0 gb
 75 Fri, Jun 25  @SFG  L   4-5       44-31  2nd  3.0 gb
 74 Thu, Jun 24  @COL  W  13-11(10)  44-30  2nd  2.0 gb
 73 Wed, Jun 23  @COL  L   6-8       43-30  2nd  2.5 gb
 72 Tue, Jun 22  @COL  L   1-2       43-29  2nd  1.5 gb
 71 Sun, Jun 20   LAD  W   2-0       43-28  2nd  1.0 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
 Last 10: 7-3    Last 20:13-7    Last 30:20-10
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Wed, May 26, 2010 BOS 11 @TBR  3        W:John Lackey (5-3), L: Matt Garza (5-3), S: none
Tue, May 25, 2010 BOS  2 @TBR  0        W:Jon Lester (5-2), L: James Shields (5-2), S: Jonathan Papelbon (11)
Mon, May 24, 2010 BOS  6 @TBR  1        W:Clay Buchholz (6-3), L: Wade Davis (4-4), S: none
Mon, Apr 19, 2010 TBR  8 @BOS  2        W:Jeff Niemann (1-0), L: John Lackey (1-1), S: none
Sun, Apr 18, 2010 TBR  7 @BOS  1        W:Matt Garza (3-0), L: Jon Lester (0-2), S: none
Sat, Apr 17, 2010 TBR  6 @BOS  5        W:James Shields (1-0), L: Clay Buchholz (1-1), S: Rafael Soriano (4)
Fri, Apr 16, 2010 TBR  3 @BOS  1 (12)   W:Lance Cormier (2-0), L: Manny Delcarmen (0-1), S: Rafael Soriano (3)

Sun, Sep 13, 2009 BOS  4  TBR  0        W:Jon Lester (13-7), L: James Shields (9-11), S: none
Sun, Sep 13, 2009 BOS  3  TBR  1        W:Hideki Okajima (6-0), L: Matt Garza (7-10), S: Jonathan Papelbon (36)
Sat, Sep 12, 2009 BOS  9  TBR  1  (5)   W:Josh Beckett (15-6), L: Wade Davis (0-1), S: none
Season Series: 2010 - TBR leads 4-3; 2009 - Tied 9-9; 2008 - TBR won 10-8; All-Time - BOS leads 131-81

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  5.49

DET  4.56

PIT  3.25

RA/G

SDP  3.32

CHW  4.41

ARI  5.66

BA

R. Cano  .359

A. Soriano  .279

L. Valbuena  .166

OBP

J. Morneau  .449

M. Scutaro  .353

A. Ramirez  .242

SLG

M. Cabrera  .629

M. Kemp  .455

L. Valbuena  .245

OPS

J. Morneau  1.061

C. Guillen  .809

T. Manzella  .513

ERA

U. Jimenez  1.83

J. Verlander  4.02

N. Blackburn  6.10

K/9IP

J. Weaver  10.44

B. Sheets  6.75

N. Blackburn  2.94

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Rays Batters (5.01 RS/G) vs. RedSox Pitchers (4.60 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 40.Lackey
G/S/vB
48.Atchison
G/S/vB
51.Bard
G/S/vB
55.Castro*
G/S/vB
17.Delcarmen
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
16.Aybar# G/S/vP 6/1.917 ··· 1/no AB ··· 3/1.667 5/.650 4/.250 3/1.000 ··· 126/51 .233/.278/.371/.648 .645/.705 .556 37/.458 0/0 4/0
8.Bartlett G/S/vP 20/1.137 1/.000 3/.666 ··· 14/1.227 4/.250 7/.572 7/.000 ··· 245/157 .227/.320/.322/.642 .581/.676 .644 33/.549 3/2 1/7
9.Blalock* G/S/vP 80/.941 ··· 1/.000 ··· 5/.400 4/1.000 4/1.000 4/.500 ··· 69/62 .254/.319/.349/.668 .286/.714 .941 32/.723 1/1 1/1
15.Brignac* G/S/vP 8/.875 1/.000 2/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 2/.000 ··· 186/158 .272/.339/.385/.723 .863/.699 .666 63/.552 2/1 2/7
13.Crawford* G/S/vP 40/1.026 5/1.733 2/.000 ··· 12/1.401 12/.166 14/.445 6/.666 ··· 308/200 .306/.372/.487/.859 .696/.946 .888 78/.869 26/8 7/2
28.Jaso* G/S/vP 3/1.167 1/3.000 1/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· 176/146 .271/.398/.396/.794 .507/.853 1.081 65/.675 3/0 3/3
20.Joyce* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· 2/.000 ··· 2/1.000 2/.000 ··· 12/12 .111/.333/.111/.444 /.444 12/.444 1/0 0/0
3.Longoria G/S/vP 12/.788 2/2.500 3/1.666 ··· 8/1.333 9/.444 4/.000 6/.167 ··· 327/217 .297/.376/.514/.890 .946/.862 .783 98/.723 12/2 12/10
23.Pena* G/S/vP 33/.962 4/.000 2/no AB ··· 10/1.214 12/.667 8/1.042 4/2.083 ··· 308/206 .201/.318/.421/.739 .679/.769 .676 92/.967 2/1 16/4
1.Rodriguez G/S/vP 3/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 2/.000 ··· 178/130 .250/.291/.415/.706 .789/.674 .682 82/.802 4/2 5/1
10.Shoppach G/S/vP 9/.500 ··· 2/.500 ··· 2/.500 ··· 3/.000 2/2.500 ··· 45/21 .257/.400/.400/.800 1.390/.198 .750 36/.824 0/0 1/0
2.Upton G/S/vP 19/.600 3/.000 1/.000 ··· 11/.818 8/.250 10/.100 6/.167 ··· 296/202 .223/.318/.392/.710 .958/.601 .730 97/.704 24/6 7/4
18.Zobrist# G/S/vP 9/.819 2/.000 4/.250 ··· 5/.600 5/.650 5/.000 6/.000 ··· 320/215 .293/.372/.414/.786 .672/.834 .878 94/.718 12/2 5/1
IP 94.0 24.0 39.1 33.1 25.2 32.2 29.1 2.0 TOTAL .252/.337/.401/.738 .713/.750 .741 .724 91/27 68/54
ERA-K/9 4.69/5.4 4.13/7.5 2.06/9.6 /0.0 3.24/6.2 5.26/7.4 3.86/7.4 4.91/6.8 4.50/9.0 4.27/7.0

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Jaso (21-10-3)
 Shoppach (9-2-1)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 419/.298 100/.227 152/.163 / 140/.193 121/.318 137/.223 125/.243 10/.444 .252  Crawford
 Zobrist
 Upton
 Rodriguez
 Blalock
 Joyce
 Brignac
69/0/0/7
1/3/67/4
0/73/0/2
3/7/2/0
0/0/2/0
3/0/0/0
0/0/2/0
OPS .818 .712 .515 .621 .855 .728 .757 1.178 .724
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 240/.810 55/.805 80/.344 / 63/.566 59/.808 72/.876 53/.909 4/1.750 .752
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 179/.827 45/.597 72/.700 / 77/.666 62/.896 65/.553 72/.649 6/.733 .697
Home 213/.833 66/.667 72/.394 / 85/.631 63/.774 73/.611 66/.830 7/1.571
Last 28d days 115/.758 45/.510 46/.473 / 41/1.069 42/.769 46/.876 36/.429 10/1.178
HR/SB/CS 9/11/5 3/4/1 4/2/0 // 4/0/0 3/1/1 6/3/0 4/2/0 1/0/0 69/78/19
Usage ·····X·· ··X·X··· ··o·oo·· ··o·X·o· ··X·X·X· ··o·Xo·· ··oXo·o· ··o·····
RedSox Batters (5.49 RS/G) vs. Rays Pitchers (3.79 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 33.Shields
G/S/vB
50.Balfour
G/S/vB
53.Benoit
G/S/vB
36.Choate*
G/S/vB
31.Cormier
G/S/vB
21.Sonnanstine
G/S/vB
29.Soriano
G/S/vB
35.Wheeler
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
29.Beltre G/S/vP 22/.515 6/.334 18/.653 1/no AB 8/1.000 14/1.000 ··· 4/.500 306/223 .340/.379/.547/.926 .951/.917 .835 97/1.010 1/1 12/13
23.Cameron G/S/vP 6/.500 2/.000 5/.800 3/1.167 2/2.000 1/2.000 5/.200 4/1.750 103/82 .266/.330/.362/.692 .984/.621 .790 49/.626 0/1 1/2
7.Drew* G/S/vP 34/1.089 9/.333 5/.000 7/1.314 9/.730 19/1.090 3/.000 12/.258 265/185 .274/.358/.470/.828 .518/.963 .808 57/1.008 1/1 8/0
22.Hall G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 ··· 2/.000 2/1.000 ··· 3/.000 7/1.286 148/84 .234/.333/.406/.740 .701/.768 .789 57/.751 3/0 5/4
41.Martinez# G/S/vP 16/.813 5/1.100 10/.425 1/.000 10/.600 11/.586 2/.000 2/.000 270/192 .289/.344/.480/.824 1.266/.642 .942 85/.836 1/0 9/2
54.McDonald G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/3.000 1/2.000 1/.000 1/.000 187/120 .271/.331/.410/.741 .854/.679 .726 67/.784 6/0 5/1
60.Nava# G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 57/43 .294/.368/.490/.859 .690/.911 1.100 57/.859 0/1 1/0
34.Ortiz* G/S/vP 33/1.342 9/.708 22/.687 3/1.167 13/.685 26/.523 2/2.500 11/.573 253/186 .252/.356/.542/.898 .589/1.014 .953 93/.876 0/1 16/0
Patterson* G/S/vP 6/.666 2/3.000 ··· ··· 5/.900 3/.666 ··· 1/.000 111/88 .204/.255/.408/.662 .221/.781 .658 27/.453 6/0 4/1
13.Sanchez G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 3/1 .000/.000/.000/.000 .000/.000 .000 / 0/0 0/0
16.Scutaro G/S/vP 47/.618 5/1.000 13/.885 ··· 10/.800 6/.334 6/.500 7/.286 350/256 .284/.353/.384/.736 .808/.710 .769 114/.821 1/3 4/10
33.Varitek# G/S/vP 25/.492 14/.071 16/.750 1/.000 9/.347 19/.950 5/.600 10/.500 98/75 .258/.327/.562/.888 1.110/.820 1.080 28/.558 0/0 7/0
20.Youkilis G/S/vP 32/.362 8/1.333 8/.250 1/.000 15/1.102 24/.774 4/.250 11/1.364 313/237 .306/.425/.584/1.009 1.404/.892 .994 88/.976 2/1 15/1
IP 99.0 32.0 21.0 18.2 28.2 40.1 27.2 23.2 TOTAL .277/.352/.469/.821 .833/.816 .844 .870 27/10 103/55
ERA-K/9 4.55/8.4 1.69/8.7 0.86/13.3 5.30/10.1 4.40/3.4 3.57/6.0 1.63/8.4 3.42/9.9 3.50/7.4

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Martinez (57-13-2)
 Varitek (21-6-1)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 428/.279 124/.211 72/.118 78/.214 136/.311 165/.240 104/.165 96/.198 .240  McDonald
 Hall
 Cameron
 Patterson
 Nava
 Drew
13/43/11/4
30/7/6/1
0/28/0/1
25/7/0/1
14/0/0/0
0/0/66/0
OPS .786 .567 .373 .611 .855 .694 .500 .656 .699
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 226/.782 45/.630 31/.368 61/.411 72/.879 65/.728 37/.486 16/.679 .701
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 202/.790 79/.531 41/.376 17/1.374 64/.827 100/.671 67/.507 80/.651 .697
Road 211/.753 68/.506 30/.408 24/.667 64/.756 73/.611 51/.422 45/.823
Last 28d days 110/.883 31/.513 36/.575 17/.307 39/.855 68/.624 23/.435 26/.899
HR/SB/CS 16/5/2 1/0/2 2/1/0 2/1/1 2/3/1 5/2/0 2/3/0 3/1/1 80/43/20
Usage ·····X·· ···o···· ·X···X·· ·o·o··o· ········ ······X· ··o·o··· ······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.