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Game Preview: BOS @ KCR, 7:10pm, Saturday, April 10, 2010 @Kauffman Stadium

RedSox, 1-3, 1-34th, 2 GB, 2 GB in WC

SP: Josh Beckett (30, RHP, 0-0, 9.64)

2010 Gamelogs / 2010 Splits / vs. KCR Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2010 (0-0) 4.2 8 5 5 3 1 2 9.64
2009 (17-6) 212.1 198 99 91 55 199 25 3.86
2008 (12-10) 174.1 173 80 78 34 172 18 4.03
Last 7 GS 3-1 41.2 51 23 22 10 37 5 4.75 48
2010-04-04 NYY ND 4.2 8 5 5 3 1 2 94 26
2009-10-03 CLE W 5.0 7 4 4 3 5 0 98 39
2009-09-23 @KCR W 6.0 12 2 2 1 7 0 103 46
2009-09-17 LAA ND 8.0 7 3 3 0 7 1 114 63
2009-09-12 TBR W 5.0 4 1 1 1 4 0 78 58
2009-09-07 @CHW L 7.0 6 3 3 2 4 0 96 55
2009-09-02 @TBR ND 6.0 7 5 4 0 9 2 104 49
Last 5 v.KCR 4-0 34.2 29 9 9 9 29 0 2.34 62
2009-09-23 @KCR W 6.0 12 2 2 1 7 0 103 46
2009-07-12 KCR W 9.0 3 0 0 0 7 0 94 88
2008-08-05 @KCR W 6.2 4 2 2 2 7 0 90 63
2007-04-04 @KCR W 5.0 2 1 1 4 5 0 94 60
2006-09-09 KCR ND 8.0 8 4 4 2 3 0 110 51
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:    1-2    Road:    0-1    ExtrInn: 0-1 
 vsRHP:   0-2    vsLHP:   1-1    1-Run:   0-1 
 vsEast:  1-2    vsCntrl: 0-1    vsWest:  0-0  IL: 0-0 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
  4 Fri, Apr  9  @KCR  L   3-4        1-3   4th  2.0 gb
  3 Wed, Apr  7   NYY  L   1-3 (10)   1-2   4th  1.5 gb
  2 Tue, Apr  6   NYY  L   4-6        1-1   2nd  0.5 gb
  1 Sun, Apr  4   NYY  W   9-7        1-0   1st  0.5 up
 Last 10: 1-3    Last 20: 1-3    Last 30: 1-3 
Royals, 2-2, 2-23rd, 1½ GB, 1 GB in WC

SP: Zack Greinke (26, RHP, 0-0, 1.50)

2010 Gamelogs / 2010 Splits / vs. BOS Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2010 (0-0) 6.0 6 2 1 1 4 0 1.50
2009 (16-8) 229.1 195 64 55 51 242 11 2.16
2008 (13-10) 202.1 202 87 78 56 183 21 3.47
Last 7 GS 3-0 45.0 36 9 7 12 44 0 1.40 64
2010-04-05 DET ND 6.0 6 2 1 1 4 0 96 57
2009-10-03 @MIN ND 6.0 6 4 4 2 5 0 96 47
2009-09-27 MIN W 7.0 7 1 1 2 8 0 97 65
2009-09-22 BOS W 6.0 2 0 0 3 5 0 91 70
2009-09-17 @DET W 5.0 3 0 0 2 8 0 77 67
2009-09-11 @CLE ND 7.0 4 1 1 0 6 0 102 71
2009-09-05 LAA ND 8.0 8 1 0 2 8 0 125 70
Last 5 v.BOS 1-2 20.0 19 7 6 6 15 1 2.70 57
2009-09-22 BOS W 6.0 2 0 0 3 5 0 91 70
2007-04-05 BOS L 7.0 8 2 1 1 7 0 101 61
2005-08-23 BOS L 7.0 9 5 5 2 3 1 107 40
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:    2-2    Road:    0-0    ExtrInn: 1-0 
 vsRHP:   2-1    vsLHP:   0-1    1-Run:   2-0 
 vsEast:  1-0    vsCntrl: 1-2    vsWest:  0-0  IL: 0-0 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
  4 Fri, Apr  9   BOS  W   4-3        2-2   3rd  1.5 gb
  3 Thu, Apr  8   DET  L   3-7        1-2   4th  1.5 gb
  2 Wed, Apr  7   DET  W   3-2 (11)   1-1   2nd  0.5 gb
  1 Mon, Apr  5   DET  L   4-8        0-1   3rd  1.0 gb
 Last 10: 2-2    Last 20: 2-2    Last 30: 2-2 
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Fri, Apr 09, 2010 KCR  4  BOS  3        W:John Parrish (1-0), L: Daniel Bard (0-1), S: Joakim Soria (1)

Thu, Sep 24, 2009 BOS 10 @KCR  3        W:Clay Buchholz (7-3), L: Anthony Lerew (0-1), S: none
Wed, Sep 23, 2009 BOS  9 @KCR  2        W:Josh Beckett (16-6), L: Luke Hochevar (7-11), S: none
Tue, Sep 22, 2009 KCR  5  BOS  1        W:Zack Greinke (15-8), L: Paul Byrd (1-2), S: Joakim Soria (28)
Mon, Sep 21, 2009 KCR 12  BOS  9        W:Yasuhiko Yabuta (2-1), L: Daniel Bard (2-2), S: Joakim Soria (27)
Sun, Jul 12, 2009 BOS  6  KCR  0        W:Josh Beckett (11-3), L: Bruce Chen (0-4), S: none
Sat, Jul 11, 2009 BOS 15  KCR  9        W:John Smoltz (1-2), L: Gil Meche (4-9), S: none
Fri, Jul 10, 2009 BOS  1  KCR  0        W:Jon Lester (8-6), L: Brian Bannister (6-7), S: Jonathan Papelbon (23)
Thu, Jul 09, 2009 KCR  8 @BOS  6        W:Luke Hochevar (5-3), L: Justin Masterson (3-3), S: Joakim Soria (14)
Wed, Aug 06, 2008 BOS  8 @KCR  2        W:Tim Wakefield (7-8), L: Luke Hochevar (6-10), S: none
Season Series: 2010 - KCR leads 1-0; 2009 - BOS won 5-3; 2008 - BOS won 6-1; All-Time - KCR leads 210-206

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

For the 2009 season

Stat

Best

Middle

Worst

RS/G

NYY  5.65

DET  4.56

SDP  3.94

RA/G

SFG  3.77

NYM  4.67

BAL  5.41

BA

J. Mauer  .365

Y. Torrealba  .291

A. Miles  .185

OBP

J. Mauer  .444

W. Harris  .364

A. Miles  .224

SLG

A. Pujols  .658

J. Thome  .481

A. Miles  .242

OPS

A. Pujols  1.101

B. McCann  .834

A. Miles  .466

ERA

Z. Greinke  2.16

J. Niemann  3.94

L. Hernandez  5.44

K/9IP

T. Lincecum  10.43

J. Cueto  6.94

J. Lannan  3.88

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NOTE: Team stats shown are for the 2010 season. Player Stats for the 2009 season. We will switch to 2010 stats on May 1st.

RedSox Batters (4.25 RS/G) vs. Royals Pitchers (5.00 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS Greinke
G/S/vB
56.Colon
G/S/vB
37.Cruz
G/S/vB
40.Farnsworth
G/S/vB
31.Hughes*
G/S/vB
48.Soria
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
29.Beltre G/S/vP 10/.550 3/.000 11/1.233 17/.000 ··· 5/.600 477/338 .265/.304/.379/.683 .849/.618 .717 16/.646 13/2 8/14
23.Cameron G/S/vP 3/1.667 2/1.500 11/.364 8/.250 ··· 1/2.000 628/478 .250/.342/.452/.795 .954/.748 .787 16/.962 7/3 24/4
7.Drew* G/S/vP 9/.944 2/.500 19/1.541 16/1.438 ··· 3/.000 539/404 .279/.392/.522/.914 .863/.932 .844 16/.650 2/6 24/2
2.Ellsbury* G/S/vP 3/.000 2/2.000 3/.000 4/.000 ··· 2/.500 693/477 .301/.355/.415/.770 .785/.763 .742 20/.600 70/12 8/2
22.Hall G/S/vP 4/.250 3/.000 5/.600 7/.167 ··· ··· 365/226 .201/.258/.338/.596 .606/.589 .557 / 2/2 8/5
32.Hermida* G/S/vP 3/.000 ··· 5/.400 3/.333 ··· 1/5.000 491/370 .259/.348/.392/.740 .601/.786 .769 1/2.000 5/2 13/1
70.Hulett* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 2/.000 19/17 .111/.158/.111/.269 1.000/.180 .661 / 0/0 0/1
25.Lowell G/S/vP 4/1.750 5/.000 8/.450 22/.546 ··· 4/.250 484/327 .290/.337/.474/.811 .867/.784 .713 / 2/1 17/9
41.Martinez# G/S/vP 45/.839 6/.900 4/2.417 9/.756 ··· 4/.500 672/463 .303/.381/.480/.861 .847/.867 .925 18/.807 1/0 23/7
34.Ortiz* G/S/vP 10/.300 7/1.429 6/.667 11/.364 ··· 3/1.000 627/439 .238/.332/.462/.794 .716/.828 .703 15/.414 0/2 28/1
15.Pedroia G/S/vP 7/1.171 3/.333 2/1.000 5/.800 ··· 5/.400 714/510 .296/.371/.447/.819 .765/.839 .736 20/.821 20/8 15/6
68.Reddick* G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 62/56 .169/.210/.339/.549 .733/.530 .618 / 0/0 2/1
16.Scutaro G/S/vP 17/1.037 4/1.583 2/.000 5/.200 ··· 1/no AB 680/505 .282/.379/.409/.789 .809/.782 .834 16/.733 14/5 12/10
33.Varitek# G/S/vP 8/.821 6/.900 5/.200 5/.900 ··· 4/.250 425/301 .209/.313/.390/.703 .807/.666 .591 / 0/0 14/3
20.Youkilis G/S/vP 8/.125 3/1.666 5/1.000 12/1.053 ··· 4/.250 588/418 .305/.413/.548/.961 .953/.964 .933 16/1.130 7/2 27/6
IP 229.1 50.1 50.1 37.1 14.0 53.0 TOTAL .270/.333/.423/.757 .774/.747 .776 .757 2/1 3/1
ERA-K/9 2.16/9.5 4.83/5.2 5.72/6.8 4.58/10.1 5.14/9.6 2.21/11.7 4.50/6.9

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Martinez (56-9-4)
 Varitek (108-16-1)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 915/.230 220/.256 219/.246 168/.287 63/.245 222/.219 .293  Drew
 Ellsbury
 Cameron
 Hermida
 Hall
 Youkilis
 Reddick
 Hulett
0/0/132/5
0/153/0/4
0/147/0/4
51/0/81/3
22/1/15/3
2/0/0/1
12/2/10/0
1/0/2/0
OPS .611 .758 .760 .727 .742 .614 .803
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 440/.651 94/.713 106/.738 77/.753 15/.533 116/.560 .692
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 475/.574 126/.792 113/.781 91/.706 48/.817 106/.674 .866
Home 484/.603 124/.731 124/.891 96/.738 21/.403 96/.723
Last 28d days 25/.572 6/1.500 10/.900 10/.600 6/1.000 10/1.000
HR/SB/CS 11/5/9 7/7/1 6/2/3 3/2/2 2/0/1 5/0/1 4/0/3
Usage

NOTE: Team stats shown are for the 2010 season. Player Stats for the 2009 season. We will switch to 2010 stats on May 1st.

Royals Batters (3.50 RS/G) vs. RedSox Pitchers (5.00 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS Beckett
G/S/vB
48.Atchison
G/S/vB
51.Bard
G/S/vB
17.Delcarmen
G/S/vB
37.Okajima*
G/S/vB
58.Papelbon
G/S/vB
56.Ramirez
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
32.Anderson G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 2/.000 ··· 1/.000 1/.000 231/156 .243/.328/.347/.674 .615/.700 .614 / 3/6 4/2
24.Ankiel* G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/2.000 ··· 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 404/306 .231/.285/.387/.672 .563/.708 .646 17/1.040 4/3 11/5
30.Aviles G/S/vP 3/.666 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 127/80 .183/.208/.250/.458 .535/.416 .506 0/ 1/0 1/4
3.Betancourt G/S/vP 14/1.423 ··· 1/2.000 5/1.100 2/.000 5/.400 3/.666 508/376 .245/.274/.351/.625 .772/.573 .690 15/.557 3/3 6/18
8.Bloomquist G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 4/.500 ··· 1/.000 1/4.000 468/283 .265/.308/.355/.663 .666/.661 .556 4/.000 25/6 4/10
16.Butler G/S/vP 11/.364 ··· 3/1.000 5/1.800 ··· 5/.800 2/3.500 672/466 .301/.362/.492/.853 .966/.805 1.027 17/.820 1/0 21/10
13.Callaspo# G/S/vP 9/.222 1/.000 1/no AB 3/2.000 2/2.000 1/.000 2/.000 634/442 .300/.356/.457/.813 .913/.768 .891 13/.647 2/1 11/17
9.DeJesus* G/S/vP 22/.513 2/1.500 1/.000 4/.500 3/2.000 4/.583 2/.500 627/407 .281/.347/.434/.781 .690/.832 .817 19/.721 4/9 13/0
11.Fields G/S/vP 5/1.000 ··· ··· 2/.000 3/.000 ··· ··· 268/186 .222/.301/.347/.648 .774/.595 .638 / 2/3 7/8
17.Getz* G/S/vP 3/.000 ··· ··· ··· 2/.500 1/.000 ··· 415/344 .261/.324/.347/.670 .650/.675 .647 15/.665 25/2 2/7
4.Gordon* G/S/vP 8/.804 ··· 1/3.000 2/.000 2/.500 3/.666 2/.500 189/132 .232/.324/.378/.703 .635/.731 .701 / 5/0 6/10
6.Guillen G/S/vP 26/.561 3/1.334 3/.000 3/.000 3/1.666 3/.333 1/.000 312/210 .242/.314/.367/.681 .554/.743 .722 16/.517 1/0 9/4
18.Kendall G/S/vP 21/.458 1/.000 ··· 4/1.000 ··· 4/.750 ··· 526/432 .241/.331/.305/.636 .635/.636 .661 15/.883 7/2 2/8
12.Maier* G/S/vP 10/.888 ··· ··· 2/.000 ··· ··· 1/2.000 397/289 .243/.333/.331/.665 .839/.603 .722 / 9/2 3/0
27.Pena# G/S/vP 6/.533 ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 183/112 .273/.318/.442/.761 .668/.817 .725 / 0/0 6/0
22.Podsednik* G/S/vP 11/1.045 ··· 1/.000 4/.000 2/2.000 2/2.500 4/1.833 587/426 .304/.353/.412/.764 .723/.780 .770 19/.828 30/13 7/2
IP 212.1 49.1 59.2 61.0 68.0 69.2 TOTAL .265/.333/.394/.727 .828/.688 .727 .727 7/0 4/4
ERA-K/9 3.86/8.4 /0.0 3.65/11.5 4.53/6.6 3.39/7.8 1.85/10.1 2.84/6.7 4.75/5.8

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Kendall (64-16-4)
 Pena (17-9-2)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 883/.244 / 212/.228 278/.270 258/.242 285/.213 301/.233 .257  DeJesus
 Maier
 Podsednik
 Ankiel
 Guillen
 Bloomquist
 Anderson
139/3/2/13
17/85/36/11
78/50/3/6
25/66/27/5
4/0/65/4
9/22/61/3
4/67/17/3
OPS .691 .690 .796 .704 .600 .711 .818
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 503/.696 / 97/.866 145/.661 116/.467 152/.570 156/.794 .904
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 380/.683 / 115/.545 133/.940 142/.906 133/.633 145/.623 .688
Road 445/.743 / 118/.809 133/.921 160/.652 135/.591 153/.585
Last 28d days 24/1.173 8/.821 17/.437 4/.750 12/1.212 11/.919 4/1.750
HR/SB/CS 25/15/3 // 5/4/0 5/9/1 8/0/0 5/10/1 7/6/0 6/6/1
Usage

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.