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Game Preview: TEX @ BOS, 7:10pm, Saturday, July 17, 2010 @Fenway Park II

Rangers, 52-38, 52-38 1st, 4½ up

SP: Cliff Lee (31, LHP, 8-4, 2.64)

2010 Gamelogs / 2010 Splits / vs. BOS Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2010 (8-4) 112.2 101 37 33 6 91 8 2.64
2009 (14-13) 231.2 245 88 83 43 181 17 3.22
2008 (22-3) 223.1 214 68 63 34 170 12 2.54
Last 7 GS 5-2 60.0 55 17 16 2 41 7 2.40 65
2010-07-10 BAL L 9.0 9 6 6 0 2 3 95 47
2010-07-04 @DET W 8.0 9 1 1 1 11 0 111 70
2010-06-29 @NYY W 9.0 8 4 3 1 2 2 115 58
2010-06-23 CHC W 9.0 9 1 1 0 9 1 115 74
2010-06-18 CIN W 9.0 6 0 0 0 7 0 110 82
2010-06-12 @SDP L 7.0 7 3 3 0 3 1 92 54
2010-06-07 @TEX W 9.0 7 2 2 0 7 0 107 72
Last 5 v.BOS 1-3 30.0 33 17 16 12 25 4 4.80 48
2009-04-27 BOS ND 8.0 5 0 0 0 5 0 106 77
2008-09-23 @BOS L 7.0 9 5 5 3 8 1 114 44
2007-07-26 BOS L 4.0 9 8 7 3 1 1 78 12
2007-05-28 @BOS L 5.0 6 3 3 2 4 1 97 45
2006-04-26 BOS W 6.0 4 1 1 4 7 1 110 63
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   31-19   Road:   21-19   ExtrInn: 5-4 
 vsRHP:  36-25   vsLHP:  16-13   1-Run:  16-13
 vsEast:  8-15   vsCntrl:16-12   vsWest: 14-7  IL:14-4 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 90 Fri, Jul 16  @BOS  W   8-4       52-38  1st  4.5 up
 89 Thu, Jul 15  @BOS  W   7-2       51-38  1st  4.5 up
 88 Sun, Jul 11   BAL  L   1-4       50-38  1st  4.5 up
 87 Sat, Jul 10   BAL  L   1-6       50-37  1st  4.5 up
 86 Fri, Jul  9   BAL  L   6-7 (10)  50-36  1st  4.5 up
 85 Thu, Jul  8   BAL  L   4-6       50-35  1st  5.5 up
 84 Wed, Jul  7   CLE  W   4-3       50-34  1st  5.5 up
 83 Tue, Jul  6   CLE  W  12-1       49-34  1st  4.5 up
 82 Mon, Jul  5   CLE  L   3-9       48-34  1st  3.5 up
 81 Sun, Jul  4   CHW  L   3-5       48-33  1st  3.5 up
 Last 10: 4-6    Last 20:10-10   Last 30:19-11
RedSox, 51-39, 51-39 3rd, 6½ GB, 3½ GB in WC

SP: John Lackey (31, RHP, 9-5, 4.78)

2010 Gamelogs / 2010 Splits / vs. TEX Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2010 (9-5) 113.0 135 63 60 46 68 10 4.78
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 3-2 45.2 55 25 23 14 29 2 4.53 47
2010-07-10 @TOR L 4.2 8 7 7 6 2 1 105 16
2010-07-04 BAL L 7.1 8 4 3 1 7 0 117 54
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
Last 5 v.TEX 1-2 19.1 28 18 15 6 20 2 6.98 42
2009-10-01 TEX ND 2.0 4 2 2 0 2 1 40 42
2009-09-20 @TEX W 6.0 7 5 4 2 4 0 102 42
2009-08-09 TEX L 6.2 8 4 2 2 8 0 131 52
2009-07-07 TEX L 4.2 9 6 6 2 6 1 107 26
2009-05-16 @TEX ND 0.0 0 1 1 0 0 0 2 46
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   29-19   Road:   22-20   ExtrInn: 2-7 
 vsRHP:  35-27   vsLHP:  16-12   1-Run:  14-15
 vsEast: 20-21   vsCntrl:10-9    vsWest:  8-4  IL:13-5 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 90 Fri, Jul 16   TEX  L   4-8       51-39  3rd  6.5 gb
 89 Thu, Jul 15   TEX  L   2-7       51-38  3rd  5.5 gb
 88 Sun, Jul 11  @TOR  W   3-2       51-37  3rd  5.0 gb
 87 Sat, Jul 10  @TOR  L   5-9       50-37  3rd  5.0 gb
 86 Fri, Jul  9  @TOR  W  14-3       50-36  3rd  5.0 gb
 85 Wed, Jul  7  @TBR  L   4-6       49-36  3rd  4.5 gb
 84 Tue, Jul  6  @TBR  L   2-3       49-35  3rd  3.5 gb
 83 Mon, Jul  5  @TBR  L   5-6       49-34  3rd  2.5 gb
 82 Sun, Jul  4   BAL  L   1-6       49-33  2nd  1.5 gb
 81 Sat, Jul  3   BAL  W   9-3       49-32  2nd  0.5 gb
 Last 10: 3-7    Last 20: 9-11   Last 30:16-14
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Fri, Jul 16, 2010 TEX  8 @BOS  4        W:Colby Lewis (9-5), L: Felix Doubront (1-2), S: none
Thu, Jul 15, 2010 TEX  7 @BOS  2        W:Tommy Hunter (6-0), L: Tim Wakefield (3-8), S: none
Thu, Apr 22, 2010 TEX  3 @BOS  0        W:C.J. Wilson (1-1), L: Clay Buchholz (1-2), S: Darren Oliver (1)
Wed, Apr 21, 2010 BOS  8  TEX  7 (12)   W:Hideki Okajima (2-1), L: Dustin Nippert (0-2), S: none
Tue, Apr 20, 2010 BOS  7  TEX  6        W:Jonathan Papelbon (1-1), L: Frank Francisco (2-3), S: none

Sun, Aug 16, 2009 TEX  4  BOS  3        W:Dustin Nippert (4-1), L: Junichi Tazawa (1-2), S: Frank Francisco (17)
Sat, Aug 15, 2009 TEX  7  BOS  2        W:Derek Holland (6-7), L: Brad Penny (7-7), S: Neftali Feliz (1)
Fri, Aug 14, 2009 BOS  8 @TEX  4        W:Takashi Saito (3-3), L: Frank Francisco (2-2), S: none
Wed, Jul 22, 2009 TEX  3  BOS  1        W:Dustin Nippert (2-0), L: Clay Buchholz (1-1), S: Doug Mathis (1)
Tue, Jul 21, 2009 TEX  4  BOS  2        W:Tommy Hunter (2-1), L: Josh Beckett (11-4), S: C.J. Wilson (9)
Season Series: 2010 - TEX over 3-2; 2009 - TEX won 7-2; 2008 - BOS won 9-1; All-Time - BOS leads 321-283

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  5.41

TOR  4.53

PIT  3.21

RA/G

SDP  3.43

FLA  4.36

ARI  5.73

BA

J. Hamilton  .347

F. Lewis  .279

L. Valbuena  .166

OBP

J. Morneau  .437

C. Hart  .354

B. Wood  .189

SLG

M. Cabrera  .648

L. Berkman  .452

B. Wood  .229

OPS

M. Cabrera  1.072

A. McCutchen  .804

B. Wood  .418

ERA

J. Johnson  1.70

H. Kuroda  3.87

S. Kazmir  6.92

K/9IP

B. Morrow  9.99

A. Burnett  6.75

N. Blackburn  3.15

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Rangers Batters (5.20 RS/G) vs. RedSox Pitchers (4.70 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
53.Cabrera
G/S/vB
61.Doubront*
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
1.Andrus G/S/vP 10/.444 1/.000 4/.666 2/1.000 3/.000 1/no AB 1/.000 2/.000 3/1.667 1/no AB 392/287 .274/.360/.315/.675 .660/.681 .644 93/.654 23/10 0/11
14.Arias G/S/vP 6/1.167 ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 2/.000 1/.000 ··· 86/59 .277/.294/.325/.619 .706/.582 .609 14/.593 1/0 0/2
3.Blanco# G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 3/.000 ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 77/51 .239/.329/.269/.598 .414/.691 .531 20/.862 0/1 0/4
29.Borbon* G/S/vP 10/.400 1/.000 1/.000 1/2.000 ··· 1/.000 2/.000 ··· 2/1.000 1/.000 277/212 .275/.309/.364/.673 .623/.687 .625 69/.711 8/6 3/2
17.Cruz G/S/vP 17/.544 1/.000 ··· 3/.333 2/1.000 1/2.000 6/1.500 3/.666 2/.500 1/3.000 209/139 .311/.373/.590/.963 1.051/.918 .848 83/.720 9/2 11/1
19.Davis* G/S/vP 13/1.212 1/.000 1/.000 3/.000 2/1.000 1/.000 1/no AB 4/.000 2/.000 1/no AB 71/53 .206/.282/.286/.567 .356/.635 .509 18/.600 1/0 0/1
27.Guerrero G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 1/.000 5/1.933 3/1.167 1/.000 8/1.089 12/.258 3/.666 1/.000 364/265 .325/.371/.554/.925 1.080/.868 .864 97/.894 4/3 20/2
32.Hamilton* G/S/vP 21/1.365 2/3.000 ··· 2/2.000 3/.333 1/3.000 6/.167 1/2.000 4/.750 1/.000 377/253 .347/.391/.628/1.018 .752/1.149 .874 91/1.192 7/1 22/3
5.Kinsler G/S/vP 25/1.180 1/.000 2/.000 6/.900 3/.666 1/.000 4/.000 4/.500 2/.000 ··· 295/226 .305/.401/.414/.815 1.092/.733 .683 96/1.001 8/3 4/2
11.Molina G/S/vP 5/.600 2/.000 ··· 3/1.666 2/2.500 2/.000 2/.000 4/.833 3/1.833 ··· 255/180 .262/.315/.365/.680 .922/.582 .663 54/.809 0/0 5/1
7.Murphy* G/S/vP 17/1.038 ··· ··· 4/.833 2/.000 ··· 3/.000 2/.000 2/.000 1/.000 237/158 .264/.322/.377/.699 .731/.683 .600 45/.847 4/1 3/1
15.Treanor G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 2/.500 1/no AB ··· 199/136 .228/.308/.363/.670 .495/.753 .668 38/.539 1/1 5/2
10.Young G/S/vP 89/.958 3/.333 3/.000 7/.762 3/.666 1/.000 7/.453 5/.000 8/.125 1/no AB 407/296 .303/.354/.476/.829 .958/.781 .740 97/.778 3/2 12/13
IP 113.0 31.2 42.2 1.1 15.1 7.0 28.0 36.0 37.2 6.2 TOTAL .279/.344/.427/.772 .744/.783 .706 .800 71/30 92/65
ERA-K/9 4.78/5.4 4.26/7.1 1.90/9.5 20.25/0.0 4.11/5.9 3.86/3.9 5.79/7.1 3.50/7.8 4.78/6.0 2.70/5.4 4.38/6.9

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Molina (54-15-3)
 Treanor (33-16-1)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 509/.298 128/.217 163/.158 7/.400 72/.286 28/.200 135/.328 148/.212 161/.261 32/.333 .255  Hamilton
 Murphy
 Cruz
 Borbon
 Guerrero
72/20/0/6
27/1/41/5
1/0/48/3
0/77/0/2
0/0/12/1
OPS .816 .666 .491 1.571 .779 .806 .929 .684 .800 .999 .731
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 287/.833 66/.830 84/.326 2/.500 21/.396 8/.708 64/.861 79/.821 68/.835 16/1.108 .754
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 222/.793 62/.494 79/.660 5/1.850 51/.943 20/.829 71/.989 69/.517 93/.775 16/.854 .711
Home 275/.791 87/.671 73/.388 7/1.571 48/.780 15/.872 72/.856 77/.577 88/.864 19/1.099
Last 28d days 119/.843 45/.559 25/.240 7/1.571 47/.773 28/.806 29/1.332 30/.690 48/.798 25/.810
HR/SB/CS 10/16/5 3/5/1 4/2/0 1/0/0 0/1/0 2/0/0 5/1/1 6/3/0 6/2/0 2/1/0 83/92/21
Usage ······X· ·X····o· ·····X·· X······· X······· ·X·····X o······· ·····o·· Xo····o· oX····oX
RedSox Batters (5.41 RS/G) vs. Rangers Pitchers (4.28 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 33.Lee*
G/S/vB
30.Feliz
G/S/vB
50.Francisco
G/S/vB
48.Lewis
G/S/vB
57.Nippert
G/S/vB
56.O'Day
G/S/vB
64.Ogando
G/S/vB
28.Oliver*
G/S/vB
36.Wilson*
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
29.Beltre G/S/vP 26/.423 ··· 8/.625 5/2.200 9/1.431 7/.429 ··· 30/.200 15/1.159 353/258 .332/.371/.546/.917 1.033/.875 .862 74/.977 1/1 14/14
23.Cameron G/S/vP 3/1.666 ··· ··· 17/.694 4/.250 ··· 1/.000 27/.697 ··· 136/108 .285/.346/.415/.760 1.411/.599 .754 52/.888 0/1 3/2
36.Cash G/S/vP 6/.334 ··· ··· 5/.000 2/1.000 2/.000 ··· 1/.000 2/.000 92/71 .173/.256/.259/.515 .578/.497 .415 34/.306 0/0 2/0
7.Drew* G/S/vP 6/1.500 1/.000 3/1.666 6/.533 8/.375 3/.333 ··· 15/.533 8/.542 309/216 .279/.359/.487/.846 .490/1.002 .887 50/.951 2/1 11/0
22.Hall G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 2/.000 2/.000 3/.666 3/1.167 1/2.000 1/.000 2/.000 196/122 .240/.328/.433/.761 .755/.765 .777 62/.786 3/0 8/6
54.McDonald G/S/vP 3/1.167 ··· 1/2.000 ··· 1/.000 2/.000 ··· 1/5.000 2/.500 215/137 .271/.330/.411/.742 .833/.689 .675 51/.803 6/0 6/1
44.Molina G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 7/4 .143/.143/.143/.286 .000/.500 .000 7/.286 0/0 0/0
60.Nava# G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 2/.500 ··· ··· 1/no AB ··· ··· 97/73 .294/.381/.471/.852 .583/.936 1.009 70/.755 0/1 1/0
34.Ortiz* G/S/vP 22/.654 1/.000 5/1.800 9/1.333 11/1.636 1/.000 ··· 14/.559 7/.286 313/228 .260/.380/.550/.931 .580/1.069 .954 79/.934 0/1 18/0
3.Patterson* G/S/vP ··· 2/.000 2/.000 9/1.444 10/.222 5/.400 ··· 5/.650 2/.500 148/121 .204/.259/.423/.682 .305/.766 .564 38/.720 6/0 6/1
16.Scutaro G/S/vP 26/.869 3/.000 6/.000 8/.125 5/.400 7/.762 1/.000 6/.167 11/.282 410/305 .278/.342/.371/.713 .772/.693 .719 93/.608 2/3 4/11
30.Shealy G/S/vP 4/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 5/4 .000/.000/.000/.000 .000/.000 .000 5/.000 0/0 0/0
20.Youkilis G/S/vP 19/.901 1/.000 6/2.233 5/.900 7/.619 6/.666 ··· 6/.900 6/.533 365/275 .295/.405/.576/.982 1.315/.880 .980 75/.787 3/1 18/2
IP 112.2 38.2 41.0 115.2 41.2 37.1 16.2 41.0 113.0 TOTAL .274/.349/.466/.815 .833/.808 .829 .786 30/10 121/63
ERA-K/9 2.64/7.3 3.72/9.8 4.17/11.0 3.42/8.7 5.40/8.2 1.45/6.3 0.54/7.5 1.32/9.9 3.35/6.5 3.95/7.2

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Cash (21-5-4)
 Molina (3-0-1)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 443/.233 157/.193 176/.266 474/.209 202/.311 143/.200 64/.161 150/.185 474/.210 .245  McDonald
 Patterson
 Cameron
 Nava
 Hall
 Drew
15/47/15/5
29/9/0/2
0/36/0/1
25/0/0/1
30/7/6/1
0/0/77/0
OPS .591 .587 .703 .630 .899 .522 .464 .524 .625 .715
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 103/.755 73/.421 69/.609 233/.662 90/.966 46/.751 17/.243 71/.449 103/.294 .711
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 340/.541 84/.732 107/.759 241/.599 112/.846 97/.413 47/.545 79/.596 371/.720 .717
Road 223/.560 56/.221 74/.737 259/.576 76/.786 66/.524 24/.397 79/.692 184/.612
Last 28d days 138/.702 35/.669 46/.594 99/.774 50/1.059 34/.429 50/.459 34/.435 127/.669
HR/SB/CS 8/1/2 3/0/0 3/7/1 12/6/2 6/11/0 1/2/1 1/2/0 2/4/3 7/10/5 93/69/24
Usage ······X· o······X X····o·· X······· ·······X o····o·X ·X···X·· ·X···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.