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Game Preview: TBR @ BOS, 7:10pm, Monday, September 6, 2010 @Fenway Park II

Rays, 83-53, 83-53 2nd, 2½ GB, 7 up in WC

SP: Jeff Niemann (27, RHP, 10-5, 3.97)

2010 Gamelogs / 2010 Splits / vs. BOS Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2010 (10-5) 149.2 136 67 66 49 107 21 3.97
2009 (13-6) 180.2 185 84 79 59 125 17 3.94
2008 (2-2) 16.0 18 12 9 8 14 3 5.06
Last 7 GS 3-3 37.2 48 33 33 16 27 7 7.88 38
2010-08-31 TOR L 5.0 7 7 7 2 3 1 80 26
2010-08-25 @LAA L 3.1 8 10 10 3 2 1 76 3
2010-08-03 MIN W 7.0 8 3 3 2 4 1 104 51
2010-07-28 DET W 6.0 8 4 4 2 4 2 101 42
2010-07-23 @CLE L 5.0 5 2 2 3 4 0 83 50
2010-07-17 @NYY W 6.1 6 4 4 4 6 2 108 47
2010-07-11 CLE ND 5.0 6 3 3 0 4 0 70 47
Last 5 v.BOS 2-1 16.0 16 9 7 9 12 1 3.94 49
2010-07-06 BOS W 6.0 4 1 0 3 5 0 107 64
2010-04-19 @BOS W 7.0 5 2 2 3 4 1 100 60
2009-05-02 BOS L 3.0 7 6 5 3 3 0 76 23
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   43-26   Road:   40-27   ExtrInn: 7-4 
 vsRHP:  52-38   vsLHP:  31-15   1-Run:  24-23
 vsEast: 34-22   vsCntrl:24-11   vsWest: 18-9  IL: 7-11

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
136 Sun, Sep  5  @BAL  L   7-8       83-53  2nd  2.5 gb
135 Sat, Sep  4  @BAL  L   4-8       83-52  2nd  2.5 gb
134 Fri, Sep  3  @BAL  W   4-1       83-51  2nd  1.5 gb
133 Wed, Sep  1   TOR  W   2-1       82-51  2nd  1.0 gb
132 Tue, Aug 31   TOR  L   5-13      81-51  2nd  1.0 gb
131 Mon, Aug 30   TOR  W   6-2       81-50  1st    Tied
130 Sun, Aug 29   BOS  W   5-3       80-50  1st    Tied
129 Sat, Aug 28   BOS  W   3-2 (10)  79-50  1st    Tied
128 Fri, Aug 27   BOS  L   1-3       78-50  1st    Tied
127 Wed, Aug 25  @LAA  L   3-12      78-49  1st    Tied
 Last 10: 5-5    Last 20:13-7    Last 30:16-14
RedSox, 76-61, 76-61 3rd, 10 GB, 7½ GB in WC

SP: Jon Lester (26, LHP, 15-8, 3.27)

2010 Gamelogs / 2010 Splits / vs. TBR Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2010 (15-8) 176.0 145 70 64 65 186 12 3.27
2009 (15-8) 203.1 186 80 77 64 225 20 3.41
2008 (16-6) 210.1 202 78 75 66 152 14 3.21
Last 7 GS 4-3 40.1 45 23 20 17 43 5 4.46 50
2010-09-01 @BAL W 6.0 8 5 5 2 10 0 120 44
2010-08-27 @TBR W 7.0 2 1 0 5 10 0 106 76
2010-08-20 TOR L 2.0 8 9 9 3 1 2 51 2
2010-08-14 @TEX W 8.0 5 0 0 0 5 0 109 77
2010-08-09 @NYY W 6.1 4 0 0 3 6 0 99 68
2010-08-04 CLE L 5.0 7 4 2 2 4 1 98 43
2010-07-30 DET L 6.0 11 4 4 2 7 2 115 39
Last 5 v.TBR 4-1 33.0 19 10 9 18 40 3 2.45 64
2010-08-27 @TBR W 7.0 2 1 0 5 10 0 106 76
2010-05-25 @TBR W 6.0 1 0 0 5 9 0 111 74
2010-04-18 TBR L 6.0 7 7 7 3 5 2 104 32
2009-09-13 TBR W 8.0 2 0 0 3 7 0 105 82
2009-09-01 @TBR W 6.0 7 2 2 2 9 1 97 57
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   40-29   Road:   36-32   ExtrInn: 5-10
 vsRHP:  52-39   vsLHP:  24-22   1-Run:  21-21
 vsEast: 29-28   vsCntrl:14-15   vsWest: 20-13 IL:13-5 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
137 Sun, Sep  5   CHW  L   5-7       76-61  3rd 10.0 gb
136 Sat, Sep  4   CHW  L   1-3       76-60  3rd 10.0 gb
135 Sat, Sep  4   CHW  L   1-3       76-59  3rd 10.0 gb
134 Thu, Sep  2  @BAL  W   6-4       76-58  3rd  8.0 gb
133 Wed, Sep  1  @BAL  W   9-6       75-58  3rd  8.0 gb
132 Tue, Aug 31  @BAL  L   2-5       74-58  3rd  8.0 gb
131 Sun, Aug 29  @TBR  L   3-5       74-57  3rd  6.5 gb
130 Sat, Aug 28  @TBR  L   2-3 (10)  74-56  3rd  5.5 gb
129 Fri, Aug 27  @TBR  W   3-1       74-55  3rd  4.5 gb
128 Wed, Aug 25   SEA  L   2-4       73-55  3rd  5.5 gb
 Last 10: 3-7    Last 20:10-10   Last 30:15-15
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Sun, Aug 29, 2010 TBR  5  BOS  3        W:James Shields (13-11), L: John Lackey (12-8), S: Rafael Soriano (39)
Sat, Aug 28, 2010 TBR  3  BOS  2 (10)   W:Randy Choate (4-3), L: Scott Atchison (2-2), S: none
Fri, Aug 27, 2010 BOS  3 @TBR  1        W:Jon Lester (14-8), L: David Price (15-6), S: Jonathan Papelbon (33)
Wed, Jul 07, 2010 TBR  6  BOS  4        W:David Price (12-4), L: Tim Wakefield (3-7), S: Matt Garza (1)
Tue, Jul 06, 2010 TBR  3  BOS  2        W:Jeff Niemann (7-2), L: Felix Doubront (1-1), S: Rafael Soriano (23)
Mon, Jul 05, 2010 TBR  6  BOS  5        W:Randy Choate (2-2), L: Ramon Ramirez (0-2), S: Rafael Soriano (22)
Wed, Jun 30, 2010 TBR  9 @BOS  4        W:Matt Garza (9-5), L: Daisuke Matsuzaka (5-3), S: none
Tue, Jun 29, 2010 BOS  8  TBR  5        W:John Lackey (9-3), L: James Shields (6-8), S: Jonathan Papelbon (18)
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)
Season Series: 2010 - TBR over 10-5; 2009 - Tied 9-9; 2008 - TBR won 10-8; All-Time - BOS leads 133-87

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  5.42

STL  4.50

SEA  3.21

RA/G

SDP  3.56

COL  4.35

PIT  5.48

BA

J. Hamilton  .361

B. Phillips  .287

B. Wood  .162

OBP

J. Morneau  .437

S. Castro  .360

B. Wood  .188

SLG

J. Hamilton  .635

M. Stanton  .471

B. Wood  .216

OPS

M. Cabrera  1.060

G. Sanchez  .820

B. Wood  .404

ERA

C. Buchholz  2.25

L. Hernandez  3.81

K. Correia  5.52

K/9IP

B. Morrow  10.95

J. Danks  7.01

M. Buehrle  4.14

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Rays Batters (4.96 RS/G) vs. RedSox Pitchers (4.53 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 31.Lester*
G/S/vB
48.Atchison
G/S/vB
51.Bard
G/S/vB
61.Doubront*
G/S/vB
59.Manuel
G/S/vB
37.Okajima*
G/S/vB
58.Papelbon
G/S/vB
62.Richardson*
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
16.Aybar# G/S/vP 21/.523 1/2.000 1/no AB 3/.666 ··· 7/1.571 6/.333 ··· 277/139 .233/.308/.347/.655 .694/.635 .622 55/.481 0/0 5/0
5.Baldelli G/S/vP 3/.000 2/.000 ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 1/ 1.000/1.000/4.000/5.000 5.000/ 5.000 1/5.000 0/0 1/0
8.Bartlett G/S/vP 34/.828 4/.000 5/.800 2/1.000 ··· 4/.250 7/.572 ··· 451/298 .252/.325/.341/.666 .683/.657 .663 81/.706 10/6 3/10
15.Brignac* G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 2/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 285/242 .264/.312/.385/.697 .650/.705 .796 21/.571 3/3 6/9
13.Crawford* G/S/vP 36/.595 7/1.429 3/.000 4/.000 ··· 14/.500 14/.445 2/1.000 558/370 .301/.353/.484/.837 .679/.916 .811 97/.878 41/10 15/2
11.Hawpe* G/S/vP 3/.666 3/1.666 ··· ··· ··· 2/.000 1/2.000 ··· 308/220 .252/.341/.436/.777 .811/.763 .610 19/.753 2/1 8/1
28.Jaso* G/S/vP ··· 3/1.667 1/.000 2/1.000 ··· 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 334/282 .281/.390/.403/.793 .570/.834 .945 59/.893 4/0 5/4
27.Jennings G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 3/3 .000/.000/.000/.000 /.000 3/.000 0/0 0/0
24.Johnson* G/S/vP ··· 2/2.500 ··· ··· ··· 3/.000 2/5.000 ··· 75/59 .158/.347/.298/.645 1.200/.518 .645 51/.582 0/0 2/0
20.Joyce* G/S/vP 2/.500 ··· 2/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 3/.666 ··· 191/170 .234/.366/.494/.860 .148/.956 1.011 63/.991 2/2 8/1
3.Longoria G/S/vP 30/.764 3/1.666 5/1.000 3/1.667 ··· 11/.546 5/.000 ··· 593/410 .295/.373/.514/.886 .993/.839 .820 99/1.016 15/5 20/12
30.Navarro# G/S/vP 27/.573 1/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· 7/.334 8/1.000 ··· 127/65 .207/.285/.279/.564 .549/.490 .536 6/.333 0/1 1/3
23.Pena* G/S/vP 40/1.163 4/.000 4/.500 3/.333 ··· 15/.767 9/.904 1/.000 497/338 .205/.330/.430/.760 .708/.784 .702 75/.687 5/1 26/5
1.Rodriguez G/S/vP 4/.250 2/.000 ··· 2/2.000 1/.000 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 331/227 .262/.316/.425/.741 .894/.672 .747 47/.862 11/3 9/5
10.Shoppach G/S/vP 14/.940 ··· 2/.500 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 3/.000 ··· 147/73 .187/.303/.317/.621 .748/.487 .604 40/.709 0/0 3/1
2.Upton G/S/vP 39/.564 5/.000 2/.000 3/.000 1/.000 9/.666 10/.100 ··· 511/349 .234/.323/.414/.737 .936/.648 .718 98/.787 37/7 14/5
18.Zobrist# G/S/vP 22/.586 3/.000 5/.200 1/2.000 ··· 6/.750 6/.000 2/1.000 547/375 .246/.351/.350/.702 .660/.715 .700 95/.523 23/3 8/2
IP 176.0 49.0 65.0 25.0 7.1 34.2 59.0 11.0 TOTAL .250/.336/.406/.742 .732/.746 .745 .767 153/43 132/77
ERA-K/9 3.27/9.5 4.04/6.4 1.80/8.9 4.32/8.3 3.68/3.7 5.45/6.7 3.36/9.2 2.45/8.2 4.13/7.3

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Jaso (33-10-6)
 Navarro (15-9-0)
 Shoppach (23-5-1)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 728/.226 206/.253 251/.167 113/.270 31/.192 170/.347 244/.201 53/.318 .252  Crawford
 Zobrist
 Upton
 Joyce
 Hawpe
 Jennings
 Baldelli
 Rodriguez
 Johnson
 Brignac
123/0/0/7
1/13/95/5
0/129/0/2
10/0/36/2
0/0/63/1
0/0/1/0
0/0/1/0
4/9/8/0
2/0/0/0
0/0/2/0
OPS .641 .748 .512 .789 .823 .921 .638 .904 .723
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 180/.663 98/.923 130/.439 40/.576 10/.686 79/.840 128/.676 27/1.032 .754
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 548/.634 108/.593 121/.582 73/.911 21/.865 91/.991 116/.595 26/.766 .696
Home 352/.753 130/.720 107/.385 67/.704 18/.889 85/.835 115/.533 31/.913
Last 28d days 99/.761 44/.923 51/.573 38/.875 3/.667 11/.664 49/.696 11/.899
HR/SB/CS 12/16/7 7/5/2 5/5/1 3/1/1 2/0/0 5/1/1 6/8/0 2/1/0 127/133/37
Usage ····X··· ·X·X···X oo··X··· ·····X·· X······· oX·o···o X··XX··· oo······
RedSox Batters (4.98 RS/G) vs. Rays Pitchers (3.93 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 34.Niemann
G/S/vB
50.Balfour
G/S/vB
53.Benoit
G/S/vB
36.Choate*
G/S/vB
31.Cormier
G/S/vB
58.Hellickson
G/S/vB
55.Qualls
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 14/.517 8/.268 21/.654 1/no AB 9/1.222 ··· ··· ··· 4/.500 551/387 .324/.363/.555/.918 .944/.907 .874 99/.839 2/1 25/16
36.Cash G/S/vP 2/.500 ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/2.000 ··· ··· ··· 3/.666 123/92 .173/.248/.245/.493 .586/.462 .409 2/.000 0/0 2/1
7.Drew* G/S/vP 8/.946 9/.333 7/.000 11/1.192 10/.650 ··· 4/.000 3/.000 12/.258 479/327 .253/.344/.446/.790 .573/.891 .781 91/.781 3/1 18/0
22.Hall G/S/vP 9/.347 2/.000 1/.000 2/.000 2/1.000 ··· 7/.629 4/.250 9/1.194 318/185 .247/.313/.470/.784 .755/.804 .783 62/.795 5/1 17/10
55.Kalish* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 2/.500 1/.000 98/79 .233/.278/.356/.634 .316/.716 .638 66/.526 1/0 2/2
25.Lowell G/S/vP 2/1.000 9/1.431 5/1.850 5/.000 12/.917 ··· 2/3.000 4/.250 23/.372 199/120 .235/.302/.363/.665 .619/.694 .715 86/.678 0/0 4/2
12.Lowrie# G/S/vP ··· 5/.000 1/.000 ··· 4/.000 ··· ··· 2/.000 4/.000 112/66 .271/.375/.469/.844 1.009/.732 .745 62/.892 1/0 4/5
41.Martinez# G/S/vP 5/.000 5/1.100 12/.833 1/.000 10/.600 ··· 1/2.000 2/.000 2/.000 436/309 .289/.335/.463/.798 1.179/.640 .867 106/.776 1/0 14/4
54.McDonald G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/3.000 ··· ··· 2/.000 1/.000 313/177 .275/.342/.435/.777 .835/.731 .752 49/1.131 8/1 8/1
60.Nava# G/S/vP 3/1.334 1/4.000 2/.000 ··· 1/2.000 ··· ··· 2/.000 ··· 142/112 .248/.338/.368/.706 .542/.745 .836 35/.325 0/1 1/0
56.Navarro G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 15/7 .133/.133/.133/.267 .250/.286 .167 15/.267 0/0 0/0
34.Ortiz* G/S/vP 8/.900 10/.775 24/.717 6/1.100 15/.673 ··· ··· 4/2.417 11/.573 516/353 .259/.360/.518/.879 .576/1.031 .902 102/.812 0/1 27/0
3.Patterson* G/S/vP 3/.000 4/2.083 ··· ··· 6/.733 ··· 1/.000 2/2.000 1/.000 185/151 .224/.279/.435/.714 .552/.750 .551 9/.889 7/1 6/2
39.Saltalamacchia# G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 2/.000 17/9 .214/.353/.357/.710 1.167/.347 .347 12/.861 0/0 0/1
16.Scutaro G/S/vP 18/.466 6/.833 15/.762 ··· 10/.800 ··· 2/.000 8/.375 10/.400 617/452 .272/.331/.372/.703 .726/.695 .724 101/.658 3/4 8/17
IP 149.2 44.1 50.0 38.0 54.0 28.0 49.2 54.1 41.2 TOTAL .267/.338/.450/.788 .802/.783 .793 .741 47/15 178/104
ERA-K/9 3.97/6.4 2.03/9.3 1.44/11.7 4.26/8.5 4.50/3.3 2.57/8.4 7.79/7.4 1.66/7.8 3.46/9.3 3.73/7.4

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Cash (32-7-7)
 Martinez (79-24-3)
 Saltalamacchia (4-1-0)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 624/.242 177/.219 180/.142 159/.245 250/.303 111/.212 240/.351 207/.170 167/.203 .243  McDonald
 Patterson
 Kalish
 Hall
 Nava
 Drew
26/61/26/8
39/18/0/4
12/17/2/2
44/7/6/1
40/0/0/1
0/0/118/0
OPS .721 .604 .444 .649 .865 .550 .928 .516 .670 .708
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 308/.768 73/.732 85/.566 117/.498 139/.790 57/.769 113/1.037 100/.589 36/.669 .710
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 316/.676 104/.511 95/.336 42/1.100 111/.956 54/.322 127/.832 107/.450 131/.670 .707
Road 295/.735 98/.530 85/.457 62/.710 120/.746 62/.640 110/.917 97/.473 79/.787
Last 28d days 46/1.199 4/.500 35/.513 30/.426 59/.905 84/.574 30/.862 34/.359 21/.992
HR/SB/CS 21/16/1 1/1/2 5/1/0 2/1/1 7/3/1 2/2/0 6/5/1 3/3/0 5/1/1 144/71/24
Usage ·····X·· ·X······ o·o····o o·o···oo oo···X·· ·X······ o·o···o· ··o·X··o o·······

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.