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Game Preview: BAL @ BOS, 1:35pm, Sunday, July 4, 2010 @Fenway Park II

Orioles, 24-56, 24-56 5th, 25 GB, 19½ GB in WC

SP: Brian Matusz (23, LHP, 2-9, 4.90)

2010 Gamelogs / 2010 Splits / vs. BOS Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2010 (2-9) 93.2 104 55 51 31 70 11 4.90
2009 (5-2) 44.2 52 24 23 14 38 6 4.63
Last 7 GS 0-5 44.0 43 24 22 12 29 7 4.50 50
2010-06-29 OAK L 6.1 7 3 3 1 2 0 102 48
2010-06-23 FLA L 6.1 7 6 6 2 3 2 107 36
2010-06-18 @SDP ND 6.0 6 1 1 1 4 0 114 59
2010-06-12 NYM L 8.0 5 3 3 0 4 2 96 64
2010-06-06 BOS ND 5.2 4 2 2 4 7 1 117 56
2010-06-01 @NYY L 6.2 6 3 1 3 5 1 108 56
2010-05-26 OAK L 5.0 8 6 6 1 4 1 94 30
Last 5 v.BOS 0-0 11.2 10 5 5 7 11 2 3.86 53
2010-06-06 BOS ND 5.2 4 2 2 4 7 1 117 56
2010-04-24 @BOS ND 6.0 6 3 3 3 4 1 102 49
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   16-25   Road:    8-31   ExtrInn: 5-2 
 vsRHP:  17-36   vsLHP:   7-20   1-Run:  13-12
 vsEast:  8-27   vsCntrl: 4-5    vsWest:  5-13 IL: 7-11

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 80 Sat, Jul  3  @BOS  L   3-9       24-56  5th 25.0 gb
 79 Fri, Jul  2  @BOS  L   2-3       24-55  5th 24.0 gb
 78 Thu, Jul  1   OAK  L   1-8       24-54  5th 24.0 gb
 77 Wed, Jun 30   OAK  W   9-6       24-53  5th 23.0 gb
 76 Tue, Jun 29   OAK  L   2-4       23-53  5th 24.0 gb
 75 Sun, Jun 27   WSN  W   4-3       23-52  5th 24.0 gb
 74 Sat, Jun 26   WSN  W   6-5       22-52  5th 24.0 gb
 73 Fri, Jun 25   WSN  W   7-6       21-52  5th 25.0 gb
 72 Thu, Jun 24   FLA  W  11-5       20-52  5th 25.0 gb
 71 Wed, Jun 23   FLA  L   5-7       19-52  5th 25.5 gb
 Last 10: 5-5    Last 20: 7-13   Last 30: 9-21
RedSox, 49-32, 49-32 2nd, ½ GB

SP: John Lackey (31, RHP, 9-3, 4.46)

2010 Gamelogs / 2010 Splits / vs. BAL Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2010 (9-3) 101.0 119 52 50 39 59 9 4.46
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 5-0 46.0 59 20 19 13 25 2 3.72 48
2010-06-29 TBR W 7.0 8 1 1 2 3 0 108 58
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
Last 5 v.BAL 3-0 36.0 34 11 10 10 24 2 2.50 59
2010-06-06 @BAL ND 7.0 7 2 2 3 2 0 124 54
2010-04-30 @BAL ND 7.0 6 3 2 3 6 0 120 58
2010-04-24 BAL W 7.0 10 3 3 2 3 1 111 46
2009-08-15 @BAL W 7.0 7 1 1 1 6 0 107 64
2009-07-02 BAL W 8.0 4 2 2 1 7 1 114 72
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   29-16   Road:   20-16   ExtrInn: 2-7 
 vsRHP:  34-22   vsLHP:  15-10   1-Run:  13-13
 vsEast: 18-16   vsCntrl:10-9    vsWest:  8-2  IL:13-5 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 81 Sat, Jul  3   BAL  W   9-3       49-32  2nd  0.5 gb
 80 Fri, Jul  2   BAL  W   3-2       48-32  2nd  0.5 gb
 79 Wed, Jun 30   TBR  L   4-9       47-32  2nd  1.0 gb
 78 Tue, Jun 29   TBR  W   8-5       47-31  2nd  1.0 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
 Last 10: 6-4    Last 20:14-6    Last 30:21-9 
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Sat, Jul 03, 2010 BOS  9  BAL  3        W:Jon Lester (10-3), L: Jeremy Guthrie (3-10), S: none
Fri, Jul 02, 2010 BOS  3  BAL  2        W:Tim Wakefield (3-6), L: Brad Bergesen (3-5), S: Jonathan Papelbon (19)
Sun, Jun 06, 2010 BAL  4  BOS  3 (11)   W:David Hernandez (2-5), L: Hideki Okajima (2-2), S: none
Sat, Jun 05, 2010 BOS  8 @BAL  2        W:Jon Lester (7-2), L: Jeremy Guthrie (3-6), S: none
Fri, Jun 04, 2010 BOS 11 @BAL  0        W:Clay Buchholz (8-3), L: Chris Tillman (0-1), S: none
Sun, May 02, 2010 BAL  3  BOS  2 (10)   W:Matt Albers (2-3), L: Jonathan Papelbon (1-2), S: none
Sat, May 01, 2010 BAL 12  BOS  9        W:Brad Bergesen (1-2), L: Daisuke Matsuzaka (0-1), S: Alfredo Simon (2)
Fri, Apr 30, 2010 BAL  5  BOS  4 (10)   W:Matt Albers (1-3), L: Ramon Ramirez (0-1), S: none
Sun, Apr 25, 2010 BAL  7 @BOS  6 (10)   W:Jim Johnson (1-1), L: Scott Atchison (0-1), S: Cla Meredith (1)
Sat, Apr 24, 2010 BOS  7  BAL  6        W:John Lackey (2-1), L: Matt Albers (0-3), S: Jonathan Papelbon (5)
Season Series: 2010 - BOS leads 6-5; 2009 - BOS won 16-2; 2008 - BOS won 12-6; All-Time - BOS leads 1138-924

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  5.52

DET  4.56

PIT  3.20

RA/G

SDP  3.30

FLA  4.41

ARI  5.74

BA

R. Cano  .346

M. Tejada  .279

L. Valbuena  .166

OBP

J. Morneau  .436

D. Span  .351

A. Ramirez  .242

SLG

M. Cabrera  .631

J. Uribe  .448

L. Valbuena  .245

OPS

J. Morneau  1.048

D. Barton  .806

T. Manzella  .513

ERA

J. Johnson  1.82

E. Santana  3.95

N. Blackburn  6.02

K/9IP

J. Weaver  10.27

A. Harang  6.73

N. Blackburn  3.11

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Orioles Batters (3.49 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
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
25.Bell# G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 8/8 .250/.250/.250/.500 /.500 .500 8/.500 0/0 0/1
47.Fox G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 1/5.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 118/46 .211/.263/.339/.602 .617/.578 .664 23/.737 0/0 3/1
3.Izturis# G/S/vP 27/.370 ··· 3/.000 ··· 1/no AB 1/.000 8/.393 ··· 244/161 .236/.279/.267/.546 .581/.523 .607 76/.554 5/5 0/3
10.Jones G/S/vP 21/.571 ··· 3/2.334 1/.000 5/1.350 8/.661 6/1.667 ··· 333/244 .270/.295/.442/.737 .662/.764 .646 96/.945 3/4 13/4
2.Lugo G/S/vP 24/.499 2/1.000 ··· 1/.000 1/no AB 5/.400 2/.000 ··· 159/92 .232/.292/.246/.539 .702/.428 .584 61/.674 5/5 0/1
21.Markakis* G/S/vP 35/.829 ··· 5/.400 ··· 23/.733 14/.742 8/1.214 ··· 348/242 .302/.394/.430/.823 .981/.748 .791 100/.898 2/1 4/0
40.Moore* G/S/vP 6/.933 ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· 64/60 .250/.297/.367/.664 .250/.686 .286 42/.754 3/0 2/3
6.Patterson* G/S/vP 11/.182 ··· 1/.000 ··· 4/1.167 4/.250 2/.000 ··· 184/137 .295/.343/.416/.758 .600/.815 .625 88/.838 14/2 4/3
15.Tatum G/S/vP 3/1.167 ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 51/32 .244/.333/.289/.622 .541/.671 .598 15/.967 0/0 0/0
9.Tejada G/S/vP 44/.737 3/1.334 3/2.667 ··· 8/2.054 7/.629 2/.000 ··· 333/243 .279/.309/.375/.684 .639/.701 .566 104/.737 0/0 6/11
32.Wieters# G/S/vP 12/.666 ··· 1/.000 1/no AB 6/.833 6/1.167 5/.800 ··· 281/200 .236/.310/.343/.652 .626/.662 .647 80/.674 0/1 6/3
23.Wigginton G/S/vP 23/.654 1/no AB 6/.400 1/.000 5/.650 7/1.171 4/.500 ··· 307/214 .251/.337/.453/.790 .725/.818 .775 86/.553 0/1 14/12
IP 101.0 25.1 39.2 1.0 26.1 34.0 32.1 2.1 TOTAL .254/.315/.375/.690 .673/.697 .645 .740 36/19 66/62
ERA-K/9 4.46/5.3 4.62/7.5 2.04/9.5 18.00/0.0 5.81/7.2 3.71/7.9 4.73/6.7 3.86/11.7 4.29/7.0

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Fox (1-3-0)
 Tatum (11-2-0)
 Wieters (33-14-1)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 449/.297 106/.226 153/.162 5/.250 126/.324 141/.216 138/.252 12/.455 .253  Patterson
 Jones
 Markakis
 Fox
42/3/0/4
0/79/0/3
0/0/79/2
10/0/0/1
OPS .807 .703 .511 1.400 .910 .706 .780 1.144 .724
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 260/.800 59/.808 80/.344 1/ 60/.794 75/.839 61/.904 5/1.400 .754
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 189/.814 47/.569 73/.689 4/1.250 66/1.012 66/.544 77/.683 7/.929 .696
Home 243/.810 72/.657 73/.388 5/1.400 68/.879 77/.577 79/.859 9/1.444
Last 28d days 114/.754 45/.483 38/.577 5/1.400 38/.938 41/.769 42/.595 12/1.144
HR/SB/CS 9/13/5 3/5/1 4/2/0 1/0/0 4/1/1 6/3/0 5/2/0 1/0/0 73/84/21
Usage ····X··· ···oo··X ····o··o X······· ····X··X ·X··o··o X··X···o ····o··o
RedSox Batters (5.52 RS/G) vs. Orioles Pitchers (5.38 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 17.Matusz*
G/S/vB
37.Albers
G/S/vB
57.Arrieta
G/S/vB
50.Mata
G/S/vB
13.Ohman*
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
29.Beltre G/S/vP 3/1.167 5/1.850 ··· 2/.000 1/.000 321/238 .341/.377/.545/.922 .951/.912 .835 93/1.044 1/1 12/13
23.Cameron G/S/vP 2/.500 5/1.100 ··· 1/3.000 3/.666 115/94 .264/.322/.358/.680 .984/.616 .748 56/.589 0/1 1/2
36.Cash G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· 68/54 .197/.258/.311/.569 .538/.577 .452 26/.603 0/0 2/0
7.Drew* G/S/vP ··· 5/.650 ··· ··· 9/.583 276/195 .286/.373/.504/.877 .537/1.021 .894 52/1.305 1/1 10/0
22.Hall G/S/vP 5/.200 9/.889 ··· 1/.000 6/.833 159/95 .225/.323/.406/.729 .701/.746 .763 49/.588 3/0 6/4
54.McDonald G/S/vP 4/.500 3/1.000 ··· 1/.000 2/3.000 195/128 .266/.328/.399/.727 .854/.661 .702 60/.675 6/0 5/1
44.Molina G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/1 .000/.000/.000/.000 /.000 .000 1/.000 0/0 0/0
60.Nava# G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/2.000 1/2.000 66/51 .317/.379/.500/.879 .785/.904 1.075 66/.879 0/1 1/0
34.Ortiz* G/S/vP 3/.000 7/.286 ··· 2/1.500 6/.167 271/201 .263/.369/.566/.935 .608/1.055 1.013 90/1.014 0/1 17/0
3.Patterson* G/S/vP 1/2.000 2/.000 ··· 1/2.000 ··· 123/100 .204/.262/.389/.652 .221/.754 .639 31/.437 6/0 4/1
13.Romero# G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 0/ /// / 0/ 0/0 0/0
16.Scutaro G/S/vP 8/.821 11/1.344 ··· 2/2.500 1/2.000 369/275 .284/.351/.384/.735 .808/.710 .763 105/.739 1/3 4/10
20.Youkilis G/S/vP 6/.900 11/1.090 ··· 2/.000 ··· 330/253 .299/.415/.576/.991 1.382/.881 .962 81/.783 2/1 16/2
IP 93.2 37.1 26.1 13.2 24.2 TOTAL .278/.352/.470/.822 .836/.817 .844 .839 27/10 108/57
ERA-K/9 4.90/6.7 5.06/5.3 5.81/4.4 9.22/4.6 2.92/9.1 5.08/6.0

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Cash (16-5-2)
 Molina (0-0-0)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 414/.280 165/.275 122/.267 68/.339 108/.256 .285  McDonald
 Hall
 Cameron
 Patterson
 Nava
 Drew
14/44/13/5
30/7/6/1
0/31/0/1
28/7/0/1
17/0/0/0
0/0/69/0
OPS .762 .794 .802 .969 .722 .806
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 88/.834 61/.993 63/1.118 26/1.024 54/.514 .897
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 326/.743 104/.673 59/.476 42/.934 54/.938 .738
Road 194/.817 81/.743 43/.742 30/1.121 52/.703
Last 28d days 110/.689 43/.749 122/.802 50/1.031 27/.631
HR/SB/CS 11/10/3 6/2/0 2/5/0 2/2/0 2/2/1 94/44/17
Usage ····X··· X·Xo···· ··X····· X·X····· ·o·o··oo

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.