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

Rays, 83-54, 83-54 2nd, 2½ GB, 6 up in WC

SP: David Price (24, LHP, 16-6, 2.92)

2010 Gamelogs / 2010 Splits / vs. BOS Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2010 (16-6) 172.2 147 63 56 67 161 13 2.92
2009 (10-7) 128.1 119 72 63 54 102 17 4.42
2008 (0-0) 14.0 9 4 3 4 12 1 1.93
Last 7 GS 3-1 45.1 42 15 15 16 53 3 2.98 59
2010-09-01 TOR W 8.0 4 1 1 2 7 1 107 75
2010-08-27 BOS L 7.0 10 3 3 0 8 2 106 53
2010-08-21 @OAK ND 6.0 6 4 4 1 5 0 98 48
2010-08-16 TEX ND 6.0 5 2 2 5 8 0 109 57
2010-08-09 @DET W 5.0 5 2 2 4 9 0 115 54
2010-08-04 MIN ND 7.0 5 1 1 2 7 0 119 68
2010-07-29 DET W 6.1 7 2 2 2 9 0 115 58
Last 5 v.BOS 2-2 26.0 30 11 11 3 25 6 3.81 54
2010-08-27 BOS L 7.0 10 3 3 0 8 2 106 53
2010-07-07 BOS W 7.2 8 2 2 1 10 1 111 64
2009-09-03 BOS L 5.1 6 4 4 2 2 1 104 40
2009-08-05 BOS W 6.0 6 2 2 0 5 2 107 57
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   43-26   Road:   40-28   ExtrInn: 7-4 
 vsRHP:  52-38   vsLHP:  31-16   1-Run:  24-23
 vsEast: 34-23   vsCntrl:24-11   vsWest: 18-9  IL: 7-11

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
137 Mon, Sep  6  @BOS  L   5-12      83-54  2nd  2.5 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
 Last 10: 5-5    Last 20:12-8    Last 30:16-14
RedSox, 77-61, 77-61 3rd, 9 GB, 6½ GB in WC

SP: Daisuke Matsuzaka (29, RHP, 9-4, 4.29)

2010 Gamelogs / 2010 Splits / vs. TBR Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2010 (9-4) 123.2 108 61 59 55 109 10 4.29
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 2-1 46.0 42 22 22 18 44 5 4.30 53
2010-09-02 @BAL W 5.2 6 4 4 1 6 0 94 46
2010-08-21 TOR ND 8.0 6 4 4 3 8 1 109 59
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
Last 5 v.TBR 1-2 26.1 32 16 15 17 28 4 5.13 45
2010-07-05 @TBR ND 5.0 8 5 4 4 4 0 112 33
2010-06-30 TBR L 6.0 4 3 3 4 7 0 111 55
2009-04-09 TBR L 5.1 9 4 4 3 5 3 100 36
2008-09-15 @TBR W 5.0 3 1 1 2 7 1 101 62
2008-09-09 TBR ND 5.0 8 3 3 4 5 0 102 40
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   41-29   Road:   36-32   ExtrInn: 5-10
 vsRHP:  53-39   vsLHP:  24-22   1-Run:  21-21
 vsEast: 30-28   vsCntrl:14-15   vsWest: 20-13 IL:13-5 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
138 Mon, Sep  6   TBR  W  12-5       77-61  3rd  9.0 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
 Last 10: 4-6    Last 20:10-10   Last 30:16-14
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Mon, Sep 06, 2010 BOS 12  TBR  5        W:Jon Lester (16-8), L: Jeff Niemann (10-6), S: none
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
Season Series: 2010 - TBR over 10-6; 2009 - Tied 9-9; 2008 - TBR won 10-8; All-Time - BOS leads 134-87

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  5.41

DET  4.51

SEA  3.20

RA/G

SDP  3.55

FLA  4.34

PIT  5.45

BA

J. Hamilton  .361

F. Sanchez  .285

B. Wood  .162

OBP

J. Morneau  .437

J. Tabata  .361

B. Wood  .188

SLG

J. Hamilton  .635

A. Gonzalez  .472

B. Wood  .216

OPS

M. Cabrera  1.055

A. Rios  .818

B. Wood  .404

ERA

M. Latos  2.25

Y. Gallardo  3.80

K. Correia  5.52

K/9IP

B. Morrow  10.95

A. Sanchez  7.01

M. Buehrle  4.14

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

Rays Batters (4.96 RS/G) vs. RedSox Pitchers (4.54 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
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 10/.856 1/2.000 1/no AB 3/.666 ··· 8/1.333 6/.333 ··· 279/140 .235/.309/.348/.658 .689/.645 .627 52/.503 0/0 5/0
5.Baldelli G/S/vP ··· 3/.000 ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 5/1 .200/.200/.800/1.000 1.250/.000 1.000 5/1.000 0/0 1/0
8.Bartlett G/S/vP 19/.421 4/.000 5/.800 2/1.000 ··· 4/.250 7/.572 ··· 454/298 .253/.325/.341/.666 .682/.657 .663 79/.658 10/6 3/10
15.Brignac* G/S/vP ··· 2/.000 2/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 286/243 .263/.311/.383/.695 .650/.702 .791 22/.545 3/3 6/9
13.Crawford* G/S/vP 21/.683 7/1.429 3/.000 4/.000 ··· 14/.500 14/.445 2/1.000 561/370 .302/.354/.484/.839 .687/.916 .815 95/.897 42/10 15/2
11.Hawpe* G/S/vP 3/.666 3/1.666 ··· ··· ··· 3/.000 1/2.000 ··· 310/221 .251/.342/.434/.776 .801/.766 .610 17/.853 2/1 8/1
28.Jaso* G/S/vP 6/.666 3/1.667 1/.000 2/1.000 ··· 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 334/282 .281/.390/.403/.793 .570/.834 .945 54/.922 4/0 5/4
27.Jennings G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 5/4 .000/.200/.000/.200 .000/.250 .500 5/.200 0/0 0/0
24.Johnson* G/S/vP 4/.000 3/2.334 ··· ··· ··· 3/.000 2/5.000 ··· 77/61 .186/.364/.322/.686 1.200/.573 .724 48/.601 0/0 2/0
20.Joyce* G/S/vP 12/1.250 1/.000 2/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 3/.666 ··· 193/172 .237/.368/.494/.861 .148/.956 1.010 60/.970 2/2 8/1
3.Longoria G/S/vP 13/1.262 3/1.666 5/1.000 3/1.667 ··· 11/.546 5/.000 ··· 596/410 .294/.371/.511/.881 .976/.839 .811 97/.984 15/5 20/12
30.Navarro# G/S/vP 19/.491 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 32/1.000 4/.000 4/.500 3/.333 ··· 15/.767 9/.904 2/.500 501/338 .205/.333/.429/.762 .716/.784 .707 79/.702 5/1 26/5
1.Rodriguez G/S/vP 6/.833 2/.000 ··· 2/2.000 1/.000 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 334/227 .263/.316/.424/.740 .887/.672 .746 50/.848 11/3 9/5
10.Shoppach G/S/vP 9/.944 1/.000 2/.500 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 3/.000 ··· 151/75 .181/.295/.307/.602 .727/.472 .565 44/.642 0/0 3/1
2.Upton G/S/vP 15/.508 5/.000 2/.000 3/.000 1/.000 9/.666 10/.100 ··· 514/349 .235/.323/.414/.737 .931/.648 .717 96/.790 38/7 14/5
18.Zobrist# G/S/vP 13/.684 3/.000 5/.200 1/2.000 ··· 6/.750 6/.000 2/1.000 549/375 .245/.350/.349/.699 .651/.715 .695 92/.539 23/3 8/2
IP 123.2 50.2 65.0 25.0 7.1 35.2 59.0 11.0 TOTAL .250/.336/.404/.741 .727/.747 .743 .757 155/43 132/77
ERA-K/9 4.29/7.9 3.91/6.4 1.80/8.9 4.32/8.3 3.68/3.7 5.30/6.8 3.36/9.2 2.45/8.2 4.14/7.4

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Jaso (33-10-6)
 Navarro (15-9-0)
 Shoppach (25-5-1)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 527/.234 211/.251 251/.167 113/.270 31/.192 173/.340 244/.201 54/.318 .252  Crawford
 Zobrist
 Upton
 Joyce
 Hawpe
 Baldelli
 Rodriguez
 Johnson
 Brignac
 Jennings
124/0/0/7
1/13/96/5
0/130/0/2
11/0/36/2
0/0/64/1
0/0/1/0
4/9/8/0
2/0/0/0
0/0/2/0
0/1/1/0
OPS .687 .739 .512 .789 .823 .903 .638 .915 .722
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 279/.730 101/.914 130/.439 40/.576 10/.686 80/.829 128/.676 28/1.053 .757
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 248/.638 110/.581 121/.582 73/.911 21/.865 93/.968 116/.595 26/.766 .692
Home 219/.673 135/.708 107/.385 67/.704 18/.889 88/.805 115/.533 32/.932
Last 28d days 84/.714 49/.867 51/.573 32/.879 3/.667 14/.516 45/.688 12/.944
HR/SB/CS 10/18/4 7/5/2 5/5/1 3/1/1 2/0/0 5/1/1 6/8/0 2/1/0 127/135/37
Usage ····X··· X·X·X··· ·oo··X·· ······X· ·X······ ooX·o··· ·X··XX·· ooo·····
RedSox Batters (5.03 RS/G) vs. Rays Pitchers (3.99 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 14.Price*
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
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 8/.625 8/.268 21/.654 1/no AB 10/1.100 ··· ··· 18/.958 ··· 4/.500 556/392 .324/.365/.559/.925 .944/.916 .888 100/.868 2/1 26/16
36.Cash G/S/vP 3/1.167 ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/2.000 ··· ··· 3/.666 ··· 3/.666 123/92 .173/.248/.245/.493 .586/.462 .409 2/.000 0/0 2/1
7.Drew* G/S/vP 3/.666 9/.333 7/.000 11/1.192 11/.586 ··· 4/.000 22/1.123 3/.000 12/.258 484/332 .255/.347/.446/.793 .573/.894 .787 91/.784 3/1 18/0
22.Hall G/S/vP 6/.000 2/.000 1/.000 2/.000 2/1.000 ··· 7/.629 1/5.000 4/.250 9/1.194 318/185 .247/.313/.470/.784 .755/.804 .783 59/.837 5/1 17/10
55.Kalish* G/S/vP ··· 1/no AB ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 2/2.500 2/.500 1/.000 102/83 .247/.297/.398/.695 .316/.789 .744 69/.599 3/0 3/2
25.Lowell G/S/vP 8/.250 9/1.431 5/1.850 5/.000 12/.917 ··· 2/3.000 23/1.197 4/.250 23/.372 199/120 .235/.302/.363/.665 .619/.694 .715 82/.641 0/0 4/2
12.Lowrie# G/S/vP 5/.800 5/.000 1/.000 ··· 5/.000 ··· ··· 8/1.071 2/.000 4/.000 117/71 .260/.368/.450/.818 1.009/.697 .698 63/.772 1/0 4/5
41.Martinez# G/S/vP 12/1.584 5/1.100 12/.833 1/.000 11/.546 ··· 1/2.000 13/.490 2/.000 2/.000 441/314 .288/.336/.461/.796 1.179/.640 .863 106/.790 1/0 14/4
54.McDonald G/S/vP 8/1.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/3.000 ··· ··· 2/1.000 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/.000 2/4.000 2/.000 ··· 1/2.000 ··· ··· 2/1.000 2/.000 ··· 147/117 .250/.347/.367/.714 .542/.754 .844 40/.393 0/1 1/0
56.Navarro G/S/vP ··· 1/no AB ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 2/.000 ··· ··· 19/11 .111/.105/.111/.216 .250/.191 .129 19/.216 0/0 0/0
34.Ortiz* G/S/vP 10/.600 10/.775 24/.717 6/1.100 16/.711 ··· ··· 31/.623 4/2.417 11/.573 521/358 .262/.365/.528/.893 .576/1.050 .930 103/.855 0/1 28/0
3.Patterson* G/S/vP 3/.333 4/2.083 ··· ··· 6/.733 ··· 1/.000 4/1.750 2/2.000 1/.000 185/151 .224/.279/.435/.714 .552/.750 .551 9/.889 7/1 6/2
46.Reddick* G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 26/25 .160/.192/.280/.472 .000/.492 .429 0/ 1/0 0/0
39.Saltalamacchia# G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 7/1.404 ··· 2/.000 17/9 .214/.353/.357/.710 1.167/.347 .347 12/.861 0/0 0/1
16.Scutaro G/S/vP 13/.308 6/.833 15/.762 ··· 10/.800 ··· 2/.000 8/.393 8/.375 10/.400 617/452 .272/.331/.372/.703 .726/.695 .724 96/.694 3/4 8/17
33.Varitek# G/S/vP 2/1.500 14/.071 16/.750 1/.000 10/.325 ··· 1/2.000 19/.950 5/.600 10/.500 105/82 .263/.324/.547/.871 1.110/.804 1.024 / 0/0 7/0
IP 172.2 45.0 50.0 38.0 55.1 28.0 49.2 75.2 54.1 41.2 TOTAL .267/.339/.451/.790 .802/.785 .797 .746 49/15 181/104
ERA-K/9 2.92/8.4 2.20/9.2 1.44/11.7 4.26/8.5 4.39/3.3 2.57/8.4 7.79/7.4 4.64/5.8 1.66/7.8 3.46/9.3 3.79/7.4

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Cash (32-7-7)
 Martinez (81-24-3)
 Saltalamacchia (4-1-0)
 Varitek (26-7-1)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 719/.230 181/.217 180/.142 159/.245 255/.297 111/.212 240/.351 329/.251 207/.170 167/.203 .244  McDonald
 Patterson
 Kalish
 Nava
 Hall
 Reddick
 Drew
26/61/26/8
40/18/0/4
12/18/2/2
41/0/0/1
44/7/6/1
1/5/5/1
0/0/119/0
OPS .661 .607 .444 .649 .852 .550 .928 .752 .516 .670 .711
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 173/.575 76/.740 85/.566 117/.498 143/.776 57/.769 113/1.037 150/.747 100/.589 36/.669 .714
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 546/.688 105/.508 95/.336 42/1.100 112/.947 54/.322 127/.832 179/.756 107/.450 131/.670 .708
Road 346/.703 102/.537 85/.457 62/.710 125/.725 62/.640 110/.917 185/.730 97/.473 79/.787
Last 28d days 110/.719 8/.575 32/.564 30/.426 64/.854 62/.686 30/.862 104/.782 34/.359 21/.992
HR/SB/CS 13/12/6 1/2/2 5/1/0 2/1/1 7/3/1 2/2/0 6/5/1 11/6/0 3/3/0 5/1/1 147/73/24
Usage ·····X·· X·X····· ·o·o···· ·o·o···o ooo···X· ··X····· ·o·o···o X·····X· ···o·X·· ·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.