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Game Preview: TOR @ BOS, 7:10pm, Saturday, August 21, 2010 @Fenway Park II

Blue Jays, 64-57, 64-57 4th, 10½ GB, 9½ GB in WC

SP: Ricky Romero (25, LHP, 10-7, 3.43)

2010 Gamelogs / 2010 Splits / vs. BOS Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2010 (10-7) 160.0 145 68 61 58 136 11 3.43
2009 (13-9) 178.0 192 88 85 79 141 18 4.30
Last 7 GS 4-2 46.0 42 24 18 15 30 4 3.52 53
2010-08-15 @LAA W 7.0 6 1 1 3 4 1 100 62
2010-08-10 BOS ND 6.0 8 5 5 2 4 1 110 38
2010-08-03 @NYY W 9.0 2 2 2 1 4 1 118 78
2010-07-27 BAL W 7.2 9 2 2 1 8 0 103 60
2010-07-22 @DET L 7.0 7 3 3 4 3 0 103 50
2010-07-16 @BAL W 7.0 5 2 0 1 5 0 95 67
2010-07-09 BOS L 2.1 5 9 5 3 2 1 56 18
Last 5 v.BOS 1-2 22.1 35 25 20 13 16 3 8.06 34
2010-08-10 BOS ND 6.0 8 5 5 2 4 1 110 38
2010-07-09 BOS L 2.1 5 9 5 3 2 1 56 18
2009-09-29 @BOS W 5.0 7 2 2 1 3 0 107 47
2009-08-29 @BOS L 5.1 7 3 3 4 5 0 116 43
2009-08-18 BOS ND 3.2 8 6 5 3 2 1 81 22
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   31-24   Road:   33-33   ExtrInn: 3-4 
 vsRHP:  53-40   vsLHP:  11-17   1-Run:  16-23
 vsEast: 27-19   vsCntrl:17-16   vsWest: 13-11 IL: 7-11

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
121 Fri, Aug 20  @BOS  W  16-2       64-57  4th 10.5 gb
120 Wed, Aug 18  @OAK  L   4-5       63-57  4th 11.0 gb
119 Tue, Aug 17  @OAK  L   2-6       63-56  4th 10.0 gb
118 Mon, Aug 16  @OAK  W   3-1       63-55  4th  9.0 gb
117 Sun, Aug 15  @LAA  W   4-1       62-55  4th 10.0 gb
116 Sat, Aug 14  @LAA  L   2-7       61-55  4th 11.0 gb
115 Fri, Aug 13  @LAA  W   3-0       61-54  4th 10.0 gb
114 Thu, Aug 12   BOS  W   6-5       60-54  4th 11.0 gb
113 Wed, Aug 11   BOS  L   1-10      59-54  4th 11.0 gb
112 Tue, Aug 10   BOS  L   5-7       59-53  4th 10.0 gb
 Last 10: 5-5    Last 20:12-8    Last 30:18-12
RedSox, 69-54, 69-54 3rd, 6½ GB, 5½ GB in WC

SP: Daisuke Matsuzaka (29, RHP, 8-4, 4.17)

2010 Gamelogs / 2010 Splits / vs. TOR Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2010 (8-4) 110.0 96 53 51 51 95 9 4.17
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 3-1 45.0 38 17 17 16 41 6 3.40 57
2010-08-15 @TEX L 6.2 7 4 4 2 8 0 115 50
2010-08-10 @TOR ND 5.2 6 4 4 3 7 2 110 45
2010-08-05 CLE W 8.0 5 1 1 2 6 1 109 72
2010-07-31 DET ND 6.0 8 4 4 2 5 1 108 43
2010-07-25 @SEA ND 6.0 4 1 1 5 4 0 110 59
2010-07-19 @OAK W 6.2 2 1 1 2 6 1 89 70
2010-07-11 @TOR W 6.0 6 2 2 0 5 1 88 57
Last 5 v.TOR 3-0 31.2 25 12 12 6 35 5 3.41 60
2010-08-10 @TOR ND 5.2 6 4 4 3 7 2 110 45
2010-07-11 @TOR W 6.0 6 2 2 0 5 1 88 57
2010-05-11 TOR W 7.0 3 1 1 0 9 0 106 76
2008-09-21 @TOR W 7.0 2 0 0 2 6 0 109 77
2008-08-24 @TOR ND 6.0 8 5 5 1 8 2 105 43
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   36-25   Road:   33-29   ExtrInn: 4-9 
 vsRHP:  47-35   vsLHP:  22-19   1-Run:  20-20
 vsEast: 24-25   vsCntrl:14-12   vsWest: 18-12 IL:13-5 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
123 Fri, Aug 20   TOR  L   2-16      69-54  3rd  6.5 gb
122 Thu, Aug 19   LAA  L   2-7       69-53  3rd  6.5 gb
121 Wed, Aug 18   LAA  W   7-5       69-52  3rd  5.5 gb
120 Tue, Aug 17   LAA  W   6-0       68-52  3rd  5.5 gb
119 Sun, Aug 15  @TEX  L   3-7       67-52  3rd  6.0 gb
118 Sat, Aug 14  @TEX  W   3-1       67-51  3rd  6.0 gb
117 Fri, Aug 13  @TEX  L   9-10(11)  66-51  3rd  6.0 gb
116 Thu, Aug 12  @TOR  L   5-6       66-50  3rd  6.0 gb
115 Wed, Aug 11  @TOR  W  10-1       66-49  3rd  5.0 gb
114 Tue, Aug 10  @TOR  W   7-5       65-49  3rd  5.0 gb
 Last 10: 5-5    Last 20:11-9    Last 30:16-14
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Fri, Aug 20, 2010 TOR 16 @BOS  2        W:Brett Cecil (10-6), L: Jon Lester (13-8), S: none
Thu, Aug 12, 2010 TOR  6  BOS  5        W:Kevin Gregg (1-4), L: Jonathan Papelbon (4-5), S: none
Wed, Aug 11, 2010 BOS 10 @TOR  1        W:Clay Buchholz (13-5), L: Shaun Marcum (10-6), S: none
Tue, Aug 10, 2010 BOS  7 @TOR  5        W:Felix Doubront (2-2), L: Shawn Camp (3-2), S: Jonathan Papelbon (29)
Sun, Jul 11, 2010 BOS  3 @TOR  2        W:Daisuke Matsuzaka (6-3), L: Jesse Litsch (0-4), S: Jonathan Papelbon (20)
Sat, Jul 10, 2010 TOR  9  BOS  5        W:Shawn Camp (3-1), L: John Lackey (9-5), S: Kevin Gregg (20)
Fri, Jul 09, 2010 BOS 14 @TOR  3        W:Jon Lester (11-3), L: Ricky Romero (6-6), S: none
Wed, May 12, 2010 TOR  3 @BOS  2        W:Shaun Marcum (2-1), L: Tim Wakefield (0-2), S: Kevin Gregg (10)
Tue, May 11, 2010 BOS  6  TOR  1        W:Daisuke Matsuzaka (2-1), L: Dana Eveland (3-2), S: none
Mon, May 10, 2010 BOS  7  TOR  6        W:John Lackey (4-1), L: Brandon Morrow (2-3), S: Jonathan Papelbon (9)
Season Series: 2010 - BOS over 9-4; 2009 - BOS won 11-7; 2008 - Tied 9-9; All-Time - BOS leads 268-212

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  5.28

LAA  4.44

SEA  3.30

RA/G

SDP  3.42

FLA  4.30

ARI  5.50

BA

J. Hamilton  .354

M. Fontenot  .286

L. Valbuena  .160

OBP

J. Morneau  .437

J. Damon  .357

B. Wood  .180

SLG

M. Cabrera  .646

H. Pence  .465

B. Wood  .219

OPS

M. Cabrera  1.078

R. Ludwick  .814

B. Wood  .399

ERA

A. Wainwright  2.06

J. Verlander  3.77

B. Bannister  5.95

K/9IP

B. Morrow  10.49

R. Wells  6.99

M. Buehrle  3.82

Baseball-Reference.com-- Baseball's History: 1871-Now

Blue Jays Batters (4.74 RS/G) vs. RedSox Pitchers (4.63 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
64.Bowden
G/S/vB
17.Delcarmen
G/S/vB
61.Doubront*
G/S/vB
58.Papelbon
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
19.Bautista G/S/vP 9/.000 3/.000 5/.200 3/.000 7/1.262 1/5.000 5/.000 509/411 .254/.367/.592/.959 .849/.985 .836 106/1.208 5/2 38/5
14.Buck G/S/vP 7/1.285 3/.000 3/.000 1/2.000 6/1.350 ··· 3/.000 309/246 .286/.317/.503/.821 1.166/.730 .875 31/.766 0/0 14/1
12.Encarnacion G/S/vP 5/.650 ··· 2/2.000 2/1.000 ··· 1/.000 3/4.000 285/223 .243/.312/.459/.771 .722/.781 .795 81/.746 1/0 13/13
5.Escobar G/S/vP 3/1.334 3/1.000 1/.000 1/3.000 1/.000 ··· 1/2.000 430/331 .259/.341/.328/.669 .816/.627 .720 101/.692 5/2 3/11
2.Hill G/S/vP 24/.772 2/.500 1/.000 3/1.666 11/.546 1/.000 17/.423 442/336 .212/.281/.389/.670 .476/.728 .588 94/.750 1/2 18/6
15.Lewis* G/S/vP 9/.708 2/2.000 3/.000 1/.000 3/.000 1/.000 3/.000 415/322 .275/.341/.450/.791 .686/.822 .811 77/.751 11/4 8/3
26.Lind* G/S/vP 24/.471 ··· 3/.666 2/1.000 3/.666 1/.000 13/.558 476/357 .237/.296/.414/.710 .347/.834 .630 90/.999 0/0 17/0
6.McDonald G/S/vP 13/.237 2/1.000 1/3.000 2/2.500 5/.400 ··· 3/.666 96/70 .253/.277/.451/.727 .840/.684 .669 17/1.158 1/0 3/1
8.Molina G/S/vP 7/.429 ··· 1/.000 ··· 3/.000 ··· 3/.833 142/106 .264/.326/.388/.714 .399/.825 .653 40/.705 1/0 4/1
35.Overbay* G/S/vP 28/.824 2/.000 3/1.000 3/2.333 13/.385 ··· 15/.757 474/364 .253/.334/.434/.768 .733/.779 .698 89/.899 1/0 15/5
45.Snider* G/S/vP 7/.953 3/1.334 3/.333 3/.000 5/.800 1/.000 6/.733 187/152 .241/.310/.459/.769 .678/.791 .796 57/.688 3/2 8/2
10.Wells G/S/vP 27/.645 6/.533 5/.650 3/1.667 11/.473 ··· 19/.527 484/382 .266/.320/.500/.820 .631/.868 .695 92/.768 5/3 22/0
1.Wise* G/S/vP 3/.000 ··· ··· ··· 2/1.000 ··· ··· 63/55 .262/.274/.508/.782 .250/.862 .943 20/.684 3/0 3/0
IP 110.0 43.1 54.2 6.0 43.1 20.0 51.2 TOTAL .251/.315/.458/.773 .667/.803 .730 .837 39/15 187/66
ERA-K/9 4.17/7.8 4.15/6.2 1.98/9.4 6.00/9.0 4.78/6.7 4.50/7.7 3.14/8.5 4.26/7.1

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Buck (35-13-1)
 Molina (16-14-4)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 471/.234 180/.245 214/.165 28/.370 189/.201 92/.284 212/.202 .254  Bautista
 Wells
 Wise
 Snider
 Lewis
 Lind
 McDonald
0/1/87/10
0/113/0/4
8/12/7/2
22/0/25/2
75/7/7/1
15/0/0/0
2/0/0/0
OPS .683 .725 .522 1.022 .684 .784 .649 .730
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 250/.703 86/.891 111/.437 11/1.345 92/.550 31/.404 113/.702 .755
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 221/.659 94/.573 103/.604 17/.824 97/.813 61/.983 99/.587 .707
Home 187/.667 114/.677 84/.378 15/.800 105/.700 54/.794 96/.526
Last 28d days 139/.733 36/.922 34/.782 18/1.000 30/.667 20/.800 44/.603
HR/SB/CS 9/16/4 6/5/2 5/4/0 1/1/0 7/0/0 1/1/1 6/6/0 118/121/31
Usage ·····X·· Xo····oo ··X····X X··o·X·· XX···o·X ···X··oo ··o····o
RedSox Batters (5.10 RS/G) vs. Blue Jays Pitchers (4.32 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 24.Romero*
G/S/vB
57.Camp
G/S/vB
39.Carlson*
G/S/vB
37.Downs*
G/S/vB
54.Frasor
G/S/vB
63.Gregg
G/S/vB
44.Janssen
G/S/vB
28.Marcum
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
29.Beltre G/S/vP 8/1.750 9/.347 4/1.750 11/1.350 8/.000 17/.941 12/.750 24/1.450 495/350 .325/.366/.563/.929 .974/.911 .887 107/.949 2/1 23/16
68.Brown G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 12/5 .250/.250/.333/.583 .429/.800 .750 4/1.250 0/0 0/0
7.Drew* G/S/vP 19/1.100 8/2.036 4/.000 17/.544 4/1.000 3/2.000 7/.953 20/1.150 422/289 .258/.348/.460/.809 .546/.931 .799 80/.779 3/1 16/0
22.Hall G/S/vP 7/1.286 3/.000 1/no AB 2/.000 5/.200 5/.000 5/.700 2/5.000 284/166 .243/.314/.471/.785 .764/.800 .741 63/.875 5/1 16/9
55.Kalish* G/S/vP ··· 1/2.000 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 2/.000 64/50 .250/.281/.367/.648 .286/.755 .743 64/.648 1/0 2/1
25.Lowell G/S/vP 12/.614 14/.901 1/.000 10/1.200 10/1.056 2/.500 10/.522 15/1.110 150/90 .233/.313/.391/.704 .668/.727 .790 59/.775 0/0 4/1
12.Lowrie# G/S/vP 3/1.667 4/2.417 1/5.000 3/.666 3/.333 1/no AB ··· 4/1.250 71/40 .305/.423/.525/.948 .990/.915 .820 58/1.052 1/0 2/3
41.Martinez# G/S/vP 15/.757 17/.823 4/.500 14/.742 9/.985 7/.143 3/.666 21/1.028 376/270 .279/.332/.445/.777 1.156/.629 .907 106/.659 1/0 10/4
54.McDonald G/S/vP 2/1.000 3/.000 ··· 3/2.000 2/.500 2/.000 5/1.800 3/.000 285/169 .275/.341/.442/.783 .834/.748 .762 43/1.195 7/0 8/1
60.Nava# G/S/vP ··· 1/3.000 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 1/no AB ··· 114/84 .273/.368/.424/.793 .542/.874 .909 9/.347 0/1 1/0
34.Ortiz* G/S/vP 17/1.529 14/1.318 4/.000 23/.949 20/.426 7/.286 7/.143 28/.667 456/316 .268/.375/.549/.924 .629/1.067 .980 107/1.040 0/1 27/0
16.Scutaro G/S/vP 5/.400 9/1.111 ··· 8/.250 8/.536 10/1.100 8/.500 11/.364 557/409 .273/.335/.375/.709 .699/.713 .730 112/.691 3/4 7/15
IP 160.0 55.0 2.1 49.1 46.2 45.2 54.1 144.0 TOTAL .270/.343/.460/.803 .810/.800 .817 .798 46/14 166/90
ERA-K/9 3.43/7.7 2.95/5.7 3.86/3.9 2.37/6.9 3.86/8.9 3.35/9.6 3.81/8.3 3.69/7.5 4.10/7.4

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Brown (5-2-2)
 Martinez (68-18-3)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 667/.245 218/.251 11/.250 193/.211 207/.258 190/.213 232/.276 593/.243 .250  McDonald
 Hall
 Nava
 Kalish
 Drew
22/54/25/5
37/7/6/1
31/0/0/1
12/5/2/1
0/0/105/0
OPS .676 .737 .775 .575 .707 .661 .743 .689 .718
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 170/.760 82/.899 4/.250 73/.573 84/.765 91/.658 103/.738 301/.526 .678
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 497/.646 136/.640 7/1.100 120/.575 123/.670 99/.663 129/.746 292/.860 .743
Road 380/.730 114/.865 11/.775 118/.484 121/.786 101/.759 118/.614 325/.701
Last 28d days 118/.638 28/.934 11/.775 33/.526 32/.557 28/.402 42/1.151 104/.677
HR/SB/CS 11/3/5 7/6/1 0/0/0 3/3/0 2/5/1 4/2/0 5/3/1 18/4/6 108/53/29
Usage ·····X·· o··X···· o··X···· ··X····o ··o··X·· ·····o·o ··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.