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Game Preview: BOS @ KCR, 2:10pm, Sunday, April 11, 2010 @Kauffman Stadium

RedSox, 2-3, 2-34th, 2 GB, 2 GB in WC

SP: Clay Buchholz (25, RHP, 0-0, undef)

2010 Gamelogs / 2010 Splits / vs. KCR Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2009 (7-4) 92.0 91 44 43 36 68 13 4.21
2008 (2-9) 76.0 93 63 57 41 72 11 6.75
2007 (3-1) 22.2 14 6 4 10 22 0 1.59
Last 7 GS 4-1 40.2 37 18 18 11 32 7 3.98 53
2009-10-04 CLE ND 3.0 5 6 6 2 6 1 70 29
2009-09-29 TOR L 5.0 8 7 7 1 4 5 79 26
2009-09-24 @KCR W 6.2 5 0 0 0 8 0 109 72
2009-09-18 @BAL W 6.0 5 1 1 3 1 1 95 56
2009-09-13 TBR ND 7.0 5 1 1 3 5 0 97 65
2009-09-08 BAL W 7.0 3 0 0 1 5 0 106 75
2009-09-03 @TBR W 6.0 6 3 3 1 3 0 91 50
Last 5 v.KCR 1-1 12.2 12 4 4 3 12 1 2.84 58
2009-09-24 @KCR W 6.2 5 0 0 0 8 0 109 72
2008-08-04 @KCR L 6.0 7 4 4 3 4 1 93 43
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:    1-2    Road:    1-1    ExtrInn: 0-1 
 vsRHP:   1-2    vsLHP:   1-1    1-Run:   0-1 
 vsEast:  1-2    vsCntrl: 1-1    vsWest:  0-0  IL: 0-0 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
  5 Sat, Apr 10  @KCR  W   8-3        2-3   4th  2.0 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: 2-3    Last 20: 2-3    Last 30: 2-3 
Royals, 2-3, 2-33rd, 2½ GB, 2 GB in WC

SP: Gil Meche (31, RHP, 0-0, undef)

2010 Gamelogs / 2010 Splits / vs. BOS Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2009 (6-10) 129.0 144 81 73 58 95 17 5.09
2008 (14-11) 210.1 204 98 93 73 183 19 3.98
2007 (9-13) 216.0 218 98 88 62 156 22 3.67
Last 7 GS 2-3 36.1 48 32 29 22 24 11 7.18 37
2009-08-29 @SEA L 4.0 8 7 7 0 1 2 86 19
2009-08-24 CLE ND 7.0 8 4 4 2 3 1 100 46
2009-08-18 @CHW W 5.0 8 4 4 5 2 2 105 32
2009-08-13 @MIN W 5.0 7 4 4 2 2 1 83 37
2009-07-11 @BOS L 3.2 6 8 6 3 6 2 87 24
2009-07-06 @DET ND 5.2 5 2 2 5 5 2 114 51
2009-07-01 MIN L 6.0 6 3 2 5 5 1 121 50
Last 5 v.BOS 2-2 31.0 26 15 13 12 36 3 3.77 56
2009-07-11 @BOS L 3.2 6 8 6 3 6 2 87 24
2008-08-04 BOS W 6.0 4 2 2 5 9 0 109 60
2008-05-20 @BOS L 7.0 5 2 2 2 8 0 119 65
2007-04-02 BOS W 7.1 6 1 1 1 6 0 103 67
2006-08-26 BOS ND 7.0 5 2 2 1 7 1 107 65
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:    2-3    Road:    0-0    ExtrInn: 1-0 
 vsRHP:   2-2    vsLHP:   0-1    1-Run:   2-0 
 vsEast:  1-1    vsCntrl: 1-2    vsWest:  0-0  IL: 0-0 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
  5 Sat, Apr 10   BOS  L   3-8        2-3   3rd  2.5 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: 2-3    Last 20: 2-3    Last 30: 2-3 
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Sat, Apr 10, 2010 BOS  8 @KCR  3        W:Josh Beckett (1-0), L: Zack Greinke (0-1), S: none
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)
Season Series: 2010 - Tied 1-1; 2009 - BOS won 5-3; 2008 - BOS won 6-1; All-Time - KCR leads 210-207

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 (5.00 RS/G) vs. Royals Pitchers (5.60 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 55.Meche
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 14/.500 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 6/1.500 2/1.500 11/.364 8/.250 ··· 1/2.000 628/478 .250/.342/.452/.795 .954/.748 .787 17/.899 7/3 24/4
7.Drew* G/S/vP 12/.817 2/.500 19/1.541 16/1.438 1/.000 3/.000 539/404 .279/.392/.522/.914 .863/.932 .844 20/.618 2/6 24/2
2.Ellsbury* G/S/vP 2/.000 2/2.000 3/.000 4/.000 ··· 2/.500 693/477 .301/.355/.415/.770 .785/.763 .742 25/.760 70/12 8/2
22.Hall G/S/vP 2/.000 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 4/1.750 5/2 13/1
70.Hulett* G/S/vP 3/.666 ··· ··· ··· ··· 2/.000 19/17 .111/.158/.111/.269 1.000/.180 .661 / 0/0 0/1
25.Lowell G/S/vP 15/.467 5/.000 8/.450 22/.546 1/.000 4/.250 484/327 .290/.337/.474/.811 .867/.784 .713 4/.500 2/1 17/9
41.Martinez# G/S/vP 41/.634 7/.762 4/2.417 9/.756 1/.000 4/.500 672/463 .303/.381/.480/.861 .847/.867 .925 23/.626 1/0 23/7
34.Ortiz* G/S/vP 26/1.340 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 12/1.492 3/.333 2/1.000 5/.800 ··· 5/.400 714/510 .296/.371/.447/.819 .765/.839 .736 25/.960 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 29/.872 4/1.583 2/.000 5/.200 ··· 1/no AB 680/505 .282/.379/.409/.789 .809/.782 .834 20/.754 14/5 12/10
33.Varitek# G/S/vP 20/.725 6/.900 5/.200 5/.900 ··· 4/.250 425/301 .209/.313/.390/.703 .807/.666 .591 4/2.500 0/0 14/3
20.Youkilis G/S/vP 15/1.446 4/1.250 5/1.000 12/1.053 1/5.000 4/.250 588/418 .305/.413/.548/.961 .953/.964 .933 21/1.206 7/2 27/6
IP 129.0 50.1 50.1 37.1 14.0 53.0 TOTAL .282/.337/.494/.831 .815/.836 .951 .831 3/1 8/1
ERA-K/9 5.09/6.6 4.83/5.2 5.72/6.8 4.58/10.1 5.14/9.6 2.21/11.7 5.17/6.7

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

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 581/.281 220/.256 219/.246 168/.287 63/.245 222/.219 .299  Drew
 Ellsbury
 Cameron
 Hermida
 Hall
 Youkilis
 Hulett
 Reddick
0/0/132/5
0/153/0/4
0/147/0/4
51/0/81/3
22/1/15/3
2/0/0/1
1/0/2/0
12/2/10/0
OPS .815 .758 .760 .727 .742 .614 .863
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 277/.785 94/.713 106/.738 77/.753 15/.533 116/.560 .827
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 304/.843 126/.792 113/.781 91/.706 48/.817 106/.674 .886
Home 250/.814 124/.731 124/.891 96/.738 21/.403 96/.723
Last 28d days / 8/1.025 10/.900 10/.600 10/1.150 10/1.000
HR/SB/CS 17/15/1 7/7/1 6/2/3 3/2/2 2/0/1 5/0/1 9/1/3
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 (3.40 RS/G) vs. RedSox Pitchers (4.60 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 11.Buchholz
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 ··· 2/.000 1/.000 ··· 404/306 .231/.285/.387/.672 .563/.708 .646 21/1.081 4/3 11/5
30.Aviles G/S/vP 4/.500 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 127/80 .183/.208/.250/.458 .535/.416 .506 1/.000 1/0 1/4
3.Betancourt G/S/vP 2/.000 ··· 1/2.000 5/1.100 2/.000 5/.400 3/.666 508/376 .245/.274/.351/.625 .772/.573 .690 18/.575 3/3 6/18
8.Bloomquist G/S/vP 2/.000 ··· ··· 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 6/.583 ··· 3/1.000 5/1.800 1/.000 5/.800 2/3.500 672/466 .301/.362/.492/.853 .966/.805 1.027 21/.722 1/0 21/10
13.Callaspo# G/S/vP 3/.000 1/.000 1/no AB 3/2.000 3/1.167 1/.000 2/.000 634/442 .300/.356/.457/.813 .913/.768 .891 17/.673 2/1 11/17
9.DeJesus* G/S/vP 3/.000 2/1.500 1/.000 4/.500 3/2.000 4/.583 2/.500 627/407 .281/.347/.434/.781 .690/.832 .817 23/.681 4/9 13/0
11.Fields G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 2/.000 3/.000 ··· ··· 268/186 .222/.301/.347/.648 .774/.595 .638 / 2/3 7/8
17.Getz* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· 2/.500 1/.000 ··· 415/344 .261/.324/.347/.670 .650/.675 .647 18/.665 25/2 2/7
4.Gordon* G/S/vP 6/2.333 ··· 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 3/1.667 3/1.334 3/.000 3/.000 3/1.666 3/.333 2/.000 312/210 .242/.314/.367/.681 .554/.743 .722 20/.566 1/0 9/4
18.Kendall G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 ··· 4/1.000 ··· 4/.750 1/.000 526/432 .241/.331/.305/.636 .635/.636 .661 19/.796 7/2 2/8
12.Maier* G/S/vP 6/.666 ··· ··· 2/.000 ··· ··· 1/2.000 397/289 .243/.333/.331/.665 .839/.603 .722 / 9/2 3/0
27.Pena# G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 183/112 .273/.318/.442/.761 .668/.817 .725 / 0/0 6/0
22.Podsednik* G/S/vP 3/1.334 ··· 1/.000 4/.000 2/2.000 2/2.500 4/1.833 587/426 .304/.353/.412/.764 .723/.780 .770 23/.817 30/13 7/2
IP 92.0 49.1 59.2 61.0 68.0 69.2 TOTAL .265/.324/.392/.716 .768/.699 .716 .716 8/0 4/4
ERA-K/9 4.21/6.7 /0.0 3.65/11.5 4.53/6.6 3.39/7.8 1.85/10.1 2.84/6.7 4.40/5.4

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

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 399/.256 / 212/.228 278/.270 258/.242 285/.213 301/.233 .259  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 .729 .690 .796 .704 .600 .711 .789
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 197/.763 / 97/.866 145/.661 116/.467 152/.570 156/.794 .893
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 202/.697 / 115/.545 133/.940 142/.906 133/.633 145/.623 .643
Road 197/.740 / 118/.809 133/.921 160/.652 135/.591 153/.585
Last 28d days / 8/.821 17/.437 4/.750 15/.929 11/.919 7/.929
HR/SB/CS 13/6/0 // 5/4/0 5/9/1 8/0/0 5/10/1 7/6/0 6/7/1
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.