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Game Preview: BAL @ BOS, 7:10pm, Monday, September 20, 2010 @Fenway Park II

Orioles, 59-90, 59-90 5th, 31 GB, 30½ GB in WC

SP: Brian Matusz (23, LHP, 8-12, 4.68)

2010 Gamelogs / 2010 Splits / vs. BOS Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2010 (8-12) 157.2 165 86 82 56 122 18 4.68
2009 (5-2) 44.2 52 24 23 14 38 6 4.63
Last 7 GS 4-1 38.0 33 12 12 9 28 4 2.84 56
2010-09-13 TOR ND 1.0 2 0 0 0 1 0 24 50
2010-09-06 @NYY W 6.0 5 3 3 2 4 1 106 52
2010-08-31 BOS W 6.0 6 2 2 1 6 1 98 57
2010-08-25 @CHW W 7.0 3 1 1 1 5 1 117 71
2010-08-19 TEX W 8.0 5 0 0 1 6 0 115 77
2010-08-14 @TBR L 4.0 9 5 5 2 2 1 75 24
2010-08-09 CHW ND 6.0 3 1 1 2 4 0 99 64
Last 5 v.BOS 2-0 24.2 18 7 7 11 25 3 2.55 60
2010-08-31 BOS W 6.0 6 2 2 1 6 1 98 57
2010-07-04 @BOS W 7.0 2 0 0 3 8 0 111 78
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:   34-43   Road:   25-47   ExtrInn:13-3 
 vsRHP:  41-61   vsLHP:  18-29   1-Run:  27-20
 vsEast: 20-43   vsCntrl:14-19   vsWest: 18-17 IL: 7-11

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
149 Sun, Sep 19   NYY  W   4-3 (11)  59-90  5th 31.0 gb
148 Sat, Sep 18   NYY  L   3-11      58-90  5th 32.0 gb
147 Fri, Sep 17   NYY  L   3-4       58-89  5th 31.0 gb
146 Wed, Sep 15   TOR  W   3-1       58-88  5th 30.5 gb
145 Tue, Sep 14   TOR  W  11-3       57-88  5th 31.0 gb
144 Mon, Sep 13   TOR  W   4-3 (11)  56-88  5th 31.5 gb
143 Sun, Sep 12  @DET  L   2-6       55-88  5th 32.0 gb
142 Sat, Sep 11  @DET  W   5-3       55-87  5th 32.0 gb
141 Fri, Sep 10  @DET  W   6-3       54-87  5th 33.0 gb
140 Wed, Sep  8  @NYY  L   2-3       53-87  5th 34.0 gb
 Last 10: 6-4    Last 20:13-7    Last 30:17-13
RedSox, 83-66, 83-66 3rd, 7 GB, 6½ GB in WC

SP: Daisuke Matsuzaka (29, RHP, 9-5, 4.82)

2010 Gamelogs / 2010 Splits / vs. BAL Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2010 (9-5) 134.1 124 74 72 63 116 12 4.82
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 2-2 44.2 46 30 30 19 42 6 6.04 46
2010-09-14 @SEA ND 6.0 8 5 5 4 3 0 105 35
2010-09-07 TBR L 4.2 8 8 8 4 4 2 88 16
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
Last 5 v.BAL 3-1 26.2 31 20 18 14 28 3 6.08 43
2010-09-02 @BAL W 5.2 6 4 4 1 6 0 94 46
2010-05-01 @BAL L 4.2 7 7 6 3 4 2 95 25
2009-09-20 @BAL W 5.1 8 3 3 1 5 1 110 44
2008-09-03 BAL ND 6.0 4 4 3 4 7 0 112 53
2008-08-19 @BAL W 5.0 6 2 2 5 6 0 105 48
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   43-32   Road:   40-34   ExtrInn: 5-10
 vsRHP:  57-40   vsLHP:  26-26   1-Run:  21-23
 vsEast: 32-31   vsCntrl:14-15   vsWest: 24-15 IL:13-5 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
149 Sun, Sep 19   TOR  W   6-0       83-66  3rd  7.0 gb
148 Sat, Sep 18   TOR  L   3-4       82-66  3rd  8.0 gb
147 Fri, Sep 17   TOR  L   9-11      82-65  3rd  7.0 gb
146 Wed, Sep 15  @SEA  W   5-1       82-64  3rd  6.5 gb
145 Tue, Sep 14  @SEA  W   9-6       81-64  3rd  7.0 gb
144 Mon, Sep 13  @SEA  W   5-1       80-64  3rd  7.5 gb
143 Sun, Sep 12  @OAK  W   5-3       79-64  3rd  8.0 gb
142 Sat, Sep 11  @OAK  L   3-4       78-64  3rd  9.0 gb
141 Fri, Sep 10  @OAK  L   0-5       78-63  3rd  9.0 gb
140 Wed, Sep  8   TBR  W  11-5       78-62  3rd  9.0 gb
 Last 10: 6-4    Last 20: 9-11   Last 30:16-14
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Thu, Sep 02, 2010 BOS  6 @BAL  4        W:Daisuke Matsuzaka (9-4), L: Brad Bergesen (6-10), S: Jonathan Papelbon (35)
Wed, Sep 01, 2010 BOS  9 @BAL  6        W:Jon Lester (15-8), L: Mark Hendrickson (1-5), S: Jonathan Papelbon (34)
Tue, Aug 31, 2010 BAL  5  BOS  2        W:Brian Matusz (7-12), L: Josh Beckett (4-4), S: Koji Uehara (5)
Sun, Jul 04, 2010 BAL  6 @BOS  1        W:Brian Matusz (3-9), L: John Lackey (9-4), S: none
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
Season Series: 2010 - BOS over 8-7; 2009 - BOS won 16-2; 2008 - BOS won 12-6; All-Time - BOS leads 1140-926

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  5.32

ARI  4.45

SEA  3.17

RA/G

SDP  3.64

CHW  4.41

PIT  5.38

BA

J. Hamilton  .361

D. Murphy  .285

B. Wood  .157

OBP

J. Morneau  .437

H. Matsui  .359

B. Wood  .184

SLG

J. Hamilton  .635

H. Pence  .467

B. Wood  .225

OPS

J. Morneau  1.055

M. Joyce  .819

B. Wood  .409

ERA

J. Johnson  2.30

I. Kennedy  3.79

Z. Duke  5.68

K/9IP

J. Lester  9.69

A. Sanchez  7.02

M. Buehrle  4.12

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Orioles Batters (3.81 RS/G) vs. RedSox Pitchers (4.56 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
68.Coello
G/S/vB
61.Doubront*
G/S/vB
43.Fox
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
12.Andino G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 1/2.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 31/18 .267/.290/.567/.857 1.000/.748 .286 31/.857 1/0 2/0
25.Bell# G/S/vP 2/1.000 1/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 2/.000 ··· 147/107 .214/.224/.310/.535 .700/.472 .511 64/.453 0/1 3/4
9.Fox G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/5.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 193/86 .215/.259/.392/.651 .542/.786 .791 23/.672 0/0 7/2
3.Izturis# G/S/vP 6/.334 2/1.000 3/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/no AB 2/.000 ··· 472/330 .239/.282/.278/.559 .524/.571 .588 73/.588 11/5 1/8
10.Jones G/S/vP 6/1.167 ··· 3/2.334 ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 5/1.350 8/.661 ··· 570/421 .284/.329/.452/.781 .721/.802 .742 55/1.017 5/7 19/7
2.Lugo G/S/vP ··· 3/2.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 1/no AB 6/.334 ··· 253/150 .251/.300/.286/.585 .733/.487 .656 18/.399 5/7 0/1
21.Markakis* G/S/vP 23/.669 2/1.000 6/.334 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 23/.733 15/.690 ··· 652/460 .288/.363/.418/.782 .867/.746 .792 106/.744 7/2 10/2
6.Patterson* G/S/vP 3/.500 1/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 4/1.167 5/.250 ··· 323/235 .272/.321/.410/.731 .516/.814 .660 45/.573 21/4 8/4
18.Pie* G/S/vP 6/.000 ··· 4/.750 1/.000 ··· 1/5.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 5/.400 ··· 272/211 .282/.316/.413/.729 .711/.734 .642 91/.696 5/2 5/1
14.Reimold G/S/vP 4/.250 1/.000 5/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/2.000 4/.250 ··· 114/69 .210/.289/.350/.639 .831/.513 .844 18/.634 0/0 3/1
1.Roberts# G/S/vP 21/1.191 2/.000 1/no AB ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 10/1.000 12/.639 ··· 226/166 .284/.351/.408/.759 .790/.748 .819 93/.861 11/2 4/3
30.Scott* G/S/vP 17/1.054 1/3.000 4/.000 ··· ··· 1/5.000 ··· ··· 9/.333 8/.536 ··· 477/370 .282/.356/.547/.903 .779/.939 .684 87/.725 1/0 27/3
58.Snyder G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 7/5 .143/.143/.143/.286 1.000/.000 .000 7/.286 0/1 0/0
15.Tatum G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 118/75 .264/.339/.292/.631 .461/.730 .566 17/.620 1/0 0/3
32.Wieters# G/S/vP 9/1.889 ··· 2/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/no AB 6/.833 7/1.285 ··· 462/340 .259/.331/.393/.724 .560/.786 .759 74/.913 0/1 11/5
23.Wigginton G/S/vP 11/.773 3/.333 7/.666 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 5/.650 7/1.171 ··· 598/439 .250/.317/.417/.733 .707/.742 .685 105/.570 0/1 20/20
IP 134.1 56.2 68.2 11.0 4.1 25.0 6.1 9.2 40.2 61.0 13.0 TOTAL .259/.316/.389/.705 .664/.721 .681 .704 72/33 129/112
ERA-K/9 4.82/7.8 3.49/6.3 1.83/8.9 5.73/5.7 6.23/8.4 4.32/8.3 4.26/0.0 5.59/3.7 4.65/6.2 3.39/9.7 4.15/8.3 4.18/7.4

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Fox (5-3-0)
 Tatum (24-2-1)
 Wieters (50-20-2)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 582/.246 230/.233 269/.175 48/.370 21/.235 113/.270 26/.261 41/.222 191/.325 252/.203 64/.300 .253  Jones
 Pie
 Markakis
 Patterson
 Reimold
 Fox
 Lugo
 Scott
0/136/0/9
61/8/1/8
0/0/147/7
54/10/1/4
18/0/2/1
13/0/0/1
1/0/0/0
14/0/0/0
OPS .723 .683 .531 1.026 .616 .789 .569 1.012 .858 .633 .889 .725
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 313/.787 109/.843 140/.454 22/1.055 11/.990 40/.576 11/.614 16/.774 88/.749 135/.670 33/1.100 .761
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 269/.651 121/.543 129/.608 26/1.000 10/.200 73/.911 15/.533 25/1.146 103/.954 117/.590 31/.675 .693
Home 246/.736 145/.670 111/.401 28/.877 12/.717 67/.704 26/.569 25/1.305 99/.746 115/.533 35/1.000
Last 28d days 79/.977 50/.538 45/.626 20/1.032 21/.616 13/1.058 26/.569 13/1.476 32/.465 33/.603 14/.625
HR/SB/CS 12/22/6 7/5/2 5/7/1 2/3/0 0/1/0 3/1/1 0/1/0 5/0/0 5/1/1 6/9/0 2/2/0 136/153/41
Usage ·····X·· o···o··X ·····Xo· ··X··o·· o······· ········ ··X····· ········ ·X··Xo·· ·····X·o ········
RedSox Batters (5.07 RS/G) vs. Orioles Pitchers (4.99 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
51.Gonzalez*
G/S/vB
43.Johnson
G/S/vB
40.Patton*
G/S/vB
47.Viola*
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
44.Anderson* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 18/17 .267/.389/.333/.722 .000/.769 .583 18/.722 0/0 0/0
29.Beltre G/S/vP 9/1.127 6/1.500 2/.000 1/.000 5/1.550 ··· ··· 599/412 .329/.374/.571/.945 .964/.936 .903 91/1.074 2/1 28/17
36.Cash G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 123/92 .173/.248/.245/.493 .586/.462 .409 2/.000 0/0 2/1
7.Drew* G/S/vP 6/.167 6/.900 3/1.666 2/.000 5/2.800 ··· ··· 506/341 .257/.348/.449/.797 .613/.885 .785 71/.721 3/1 19/0
22.Hall G/S/vP 10/.633 9/.889 ··· 6/.200 3/1.000 ··· ··· 348/198 .238/.303/.444/.748 .698/.786 .760 56/.580 5/1 17/11
55.Kalish* G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 2/1.500 ··· ··· ··· ··· 139/105 .238/.275/.408/.683 .529/.736 .656 67/.744 4/0 4/2
25.Lowell G/S/vP 6/.334 6/.833 2/1.000 ··· 7/1.071 ··· ··· 218/125 .230/.298/.347/.645 .596/.681 .698 57/.550 0/0 4/2
12.Lowrie# G/S/vP 2/2.500 1/2.000 2/.000 ··· 4/1.000 ··· ··· 150/85 .265/.353/.485/.838 1.029/.693 .712 70/.716 1/0 6/5
41.Martinez# G/S/vP 9/1.194 7/.971 3/.000 ··· 3/.666 ··· ··· 489/339 .292/.337/.485/.822 1.170/.667 .934 100/1.006 1/0 18/4
54.McDonald G/S/vP 10/.400 3/1.000 ··· 1/.000 3/1.167 ··· ··· 340/182 .273/.341/.437/.778 .821/.740 .795 50/.804 9/1 9/2
60.Nava# G/S/vP 3/.667 2/.000 2/1.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 161/128 .248/.342/.376/.718 .633/.736 .876 44/.500 0/1 1/0
56.Navarro G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 33/18 .133/.182/.133/.315 .421/.229 .367 27/.310 0/0 0/0
34.Ortiz* G/S/vP 9/.000 8/.250 2/1.500 4/.000 7/.715 ··· ··· 561/378 .261/.362/.524/.886 .570/1.052 .920 92/.742 0/1 30/0
3.Patterson* G/S/vP 1/2.000 2/.000 ··· ··· 2/1.000 ··· ··· 187/153 .227/.281/.436/.717 .552/.753 .562 2/1.000 8/1 6/2
46.Reddick* G/S/vP ··· 1/2.000 ··· ··· 2/.000 ··· ··· 48/43 .234/.250/.340/.590 1.000/.542 .800 22/.727 1/0 0/0
39.Saltalamacchia# G/S/vP 3/.000 2/.000 ··· 1/.000 2/.000 ··· ··· 30/11 .167/.333/.292/.625 .654/.573 .543 17/.448 0/0 0/1
16.Scutaro G/S/vP 14/.451 12/1.217 3/.666 3/.000 7/.167 ··· ··· 658/471 .273/.333/.384/.718 .722/.716 .746 88/.734 4/4 11/18
33.Varitek# G/S/vP 3/1.666 5/.200 ··· 2/1.000 6/.333 ··· ··· 111/85 .250/.315/.520/.835 .974/.791 .985 6/.167 0/0 7/0
IP 157.2 71.0 100.1 20.2 19.1 0.1 TOTAL .267/.338/.453/.792 .799/.788 .807 .748 53/15 197/112
ERA-K/9 4.68/7.0 4.31/5.7 4.66/4.7 4.79/10.9 4.66/8.4 /0.0 54.00/30.0 4.71/6.1

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Cash (33-7-7)
 Martinez (92-26-4)
 Saltalamacchia (6-1-0)
 Varitek (30-9-1)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 689/.268 306/.257 449/.271 92/.227 93/.341 / 3/.500 .276  McDonald
 Patterson
 Kalish
 Hall
 Reddick
 Nava
 Drew
29/65/30/9
43/18/0/4
12/28/2/3
50/7/6/1
4/6/12/1
46/0/0/1
0/0/125/1
OPS .749 .701 .767 .684 .837 2.667 .783
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 151/.625 121/.794 255/.898 33/.889 44/.765 / 2/.500 .821
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 538/.783 185/.638 194/.594 59/.559 49/.903 / 1/5.000 .753
Road 326/.786 148/.690 221/.751 39/.619 48/.743 / /
Last 28d days 79/.632 43/.572 93/.721 28/.669 44/.754 / 3/2.667
HR/SB/CS 18/17/3 6/8/2 9/11/1 1/0/0 2/0/0 // 1/0/0 171/78/23
Usage ······X· X····X·· ·····X·· X·o···Xo X·X···X· ·····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.