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Game Preview: BOS @ OAK, 10:05 pm, Monday, July 19, 2010 @McAfee Coliseum

RedSox, 52-40, 52-40 3rd, 6½ GB, 3½ GB in WC

SP: Daisuke Matsuzaka (29, RHP, 6-3, 4.56)

2010 Gamelogs / 2010 Splits / vs. OAK Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2010 (6-3) 71.0 64 38 36 35 59 4 4.56
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 3-2 41.1 39 18 17 22 35 2 3.70 52
2010-07-11 @TOR W 6.0 6 2 2 0 5 1 88 57
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
2010-06-24 @COL ND 5.0 5 2 2 4 6 0 105 51
2010-06-07 @CLE W 8.0 4 0 0 2 5 0 112 77
2010-06-02 OAK W 6.2 10 3 3 0 7 1 109 49
2010-05-27 KCR L 4.2 2 3 3 8 1 0 112 41
Last 5 v.OAK 3-0 25.1 23 13 13 9 30 4 4.62 53
2010-06-02 OAK W 6.2 10 3 3 0 7 1 109 49
2009-04-14 @OAK ND 1.0 5 5 5 2 0 0 43 21
2008-08-03 OAK W 6.0 4 2 2 2 8 1 105 62
2008-04-01 @OAK W 6.2 2 1 1 0 9 1 96 75
2008-03-25 @OAK ND 5.0 2 2 2 5 6 1 95 56
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   30-20   Road:   22-20   ExtrInn: 3-7 
 vsRHP:  35-27   vsLHP:  17-13   1-Run:  15-15
 vsEast: 20-21   vsCntrl:10-9    vsWest:  9-5  IL:13-5 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 92 Sun, Jul 18   TEX  L   2-4       52-40  3rd  6.5 gb
 91 Sat, Jul 17   TEX  W   3-2 (11)  52-39  3rd  5.5 gb
 90 Fri, Jul 16   TEX  L   4-8       51-39  3rd  6.5 gb
 89 Thu, Jul 15   TEX  L   2-7       51-38  3rd  5.5 gb
 88 Sun, Jul 11  @TOR  W   3-2       51-37  3rd  5.0 gb
 87 Sat, Jul 10  @TOR  L   5-9       50-37  3rd  5.0 gb
 86 Fri, Jul  9  @TOR  W  14-3       50-36  3rd  5.0 gb
 85 Wed, Jul  7  @TBR  L   4-6       49-36  3rd  4.5 gb
 84 Tue, Jul  6  @TBR  L   2-3       49-35  3rd  3.5 gb
 83 Mon, Jul  5  @TBR  L   5-6       49-34  3rd  2.5 gb
 Last 10: 3-7    Last 20: 9-11   Last 30:17-13
Athletics, 46-46, 46-46 3rd, 7 GB, 9½ GB in WC

SP: Ben Sheets (31, RHP, 4-8, 4.63)

2010 Gamelogs / 2010 Splits / vs. BOS Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2010 (4-8) 112.2 116 63 58 41 82 17 4.63
2008 (13-9) 198.1 181 74 68 47 158 17 3.09
2007 (12-5) 141.1 138 62 60 37 106 17 3.82
Last 7 GS 2-4 44.1 45 24 20 11 30 7 4.06 51
2010-07-10 LAA W 6.0 2 0 0 1 4 0 104 71
2010-07-05 NYY L 7.1 8 3 3 0 4 1 109 54
2010-06-30 @BAL ND 6.0 7 4 3 3 4 2 104 45
2010-06-25 PIT W 6.0 8 4 4 0 9 1 102 49
2010-06-19 @STL L 7.0 6 4 4 4 2 1 94 47
2010-06-12 @SFG L 6.0 8 5 3 3 2 1 99 39
2010-06-07 LAA L 6.0 6 4 3 0 5 1 89 51
Last 5 v.BOS 0-1 6.0 7 4 4 1 1 1 6.00 42
2010-06-02 @BOS L 6.0 7 4 4 1 1 1 97 42
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   26-20   Road:   20-26   ExtrInn: 3-5 
 vsRHP:  33-34   vsLHP:  13-12   1-Run:  14-9 
 vsEast: 12-16   vsCntrl:11-7    vsWest: 15-13 IL: 8-10

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 92 Sun, Jul 18  @KCR  W   9-6       46-46  3rd  7.0 gb
 91 Sat, Jul 17  @KCR  W   6-5       45-46  3rd  7.0 gb
 90 Fri, Jul 16  @KCR  W   5-1       44-46  3rd  8.0 gb
 89 Sun, Jul 11   LAA  W   5-2       43-46  3rd  7.5 gb
 88 Sat, Jul 10   LAA  W  15-1       42-46  3rd  8.5 gb
 87 Fri, Jul  9   LAA  L   5-6 (10)  41-46  3rd  9.5 gb
 86 Wed, Jul  7   NYY  L   2-6       41-45  3rd 10.0 gb
 85 Tue, Jul  6   NYY  L   1-6       41-44  3rd  9.0 gb
 84 Mon, Jul  5   NYY  L   1-3       41-43  3rd  8.0 gb
 83 Sun, Jul  4  @CLE  W   3-1       41-42  3rd  8.0 gb
 Last 10: 6-4    Last 20:12-8    Last 30:14-16
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Thu, Jun 03, 2010 OAK  9 @BOS  8        W:Vin Mazzaro (1-0), L: Tim Wakefield (1-4), S: Andrew Bailey (12)
Wed, Jun 02, 2010 BOS  6  OAK  4        W:Daisuke Matsuzaka (4-2), L: Ben Sheets (2-4), S: Jonathan Papelbon (13)
Tue, Jun 01, 2010 BOS  9  OAK  4        W:John Lackey (6-3), L: Tyson Ross (1-4), S: none

Thu, Jul 30, 2009 BOS  8  OAK  5        W:Manny Delcarmen (3-2), L: Craig Breslow (4-5), S: Jonathan Papelbon (26)
Wed, Jul 29, 2009 OAK  8 @BOS  6        W:Brett Anderson (6-8), L: Brad Penny (7-5), S: Andrew Bailey (13)
Tue, Jul 28, 2009 OAK  9 @BOS  8 (11)   W:Craig Breslow (4-4), L: Manny Delcarmen (2-2), S: Andrew Bailey (12)
Mon, Jul 27, 2009 BOS  8  OAK  3        W:Josh Beckett (12-4), L: Trevor Cahill (6-9), S: none
Wed, Jul 08, 2009 BOS  5  OAK  4        W:Tim Wakefield (11-3), L: Trevor Cahill (5-8), S: Jonathan Papelbon (22)
Tue, Jul 07, 2009 BOS  5  OAK  2        W:Josh Beckett (10-3), L: Dana Eveland (1-3), S: Jonathan Papelbon (21)
Mon, Jul 06, 2009 OAK  6 @BOS  0        W:Brett Anderson (5-7), L: John Smoltz (0-2), S: none
Season Series: 2010 - BOS over 2-1; 2009 - Tied 5-5; 2008 - BOS won 6-4; All-Time - BOS leads 1047-855

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  5.36

ARI  4.50

PIT  3.37

RA/G

SDP  3.45

COL  4.35

ARI  5.76

BA

J. Hamilton  .347

R. Bernadina  .280

L. Valbuena  .166

OBP

J. Morneau  .437

A. Jackson  .355

B. Wood  .185

SLG

M. Cabrera  .629

B. McCann  .455

B. Wood  .225

OPS

J. Morneau  1.055

C. Young  .806

B. Wood  .411

ERA

J. Johnson  1.62

M. Talbot  3.89

S. Kazmir  6.92

K/9IP

B. Morrow  10.01

W. Rodriguez  6.84

N. Blackburn  3.09

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

RedSox Batters (5.35 RS/G) vs. Athletics Pitchers (4.10 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 15.Sheets
G/S/vB
40.Bailey
G/S/vB
13.Blevins*
G/S/vB
57.Bowers*
G/S/vB
56.Breslow*
G/S/vB
50.Wolf
G/S/vB
48.Wuertz
G/S/vB
31.Ziegler
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
29.Beltre G/S/vP 20/.578 5/.200 3/1.667 ··· 4/.000 ··· 5/.000 4/.500 361/259 .328/.368/.540/.909 1.006/.871 .979 78/.945 1/1 14/15
68.Brown G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 3/1 .000/.000/.000/.000 .000/.000 3/.000 0/0 0/0
23.Cameron G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 1/no AB 1/2.000 ··· 5/1.100 ··· 144/110 .282/.340/.435/.775 1.237/.637 .767 57/.955 0/1 4/2
36.Cash G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 95/72 .167/.247/.250/.497 .523/.489 .605 34/.306 0/0 2/0
7.Drew* G/S/vP 38/1.103 3/.000 3/2.334 ··· 3/.333 ··· 3/.667 7/1.428 315/218 .274/.356/.478/.834 .468/.999 .795 56/.870 2/1 11/0
22.Hall G/S/vP ··· 3/1.666 1/no AB 1/no AB 4/1.500 ··· 10/.311 3/.000 204/124 .230/.320/.416/.736 .712/.752 .742 70/.710 3/0 8/6
54.McDonald G/S/vP 2/2.500 ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/no AB ··· 1/.000 1/.000 224/139 .268/.329/.409/.738 .827/.684 .817 57/.827 6/0 6/1
44.Molina G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 7/4 .143/.143/.143/.286 .000/.500 .667 7/.286 0/0 0/0
60.Nava# G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 100/73 .291/.390/.465/.855 .608/.936 .685 70/.744 0/1 1/0
34.Ortiz* G/S/vP 6/2.167 2/.500 3/2.000 ··· 4/1.250 ··· 1/.000 4/.500 322/230 .256/.376/.538/.913 .556/1.066 .905 84/.890 0/1 18/0
3.Patterson* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 148/121 .204/.259/.423/.682 .305/.766 .794 37/.741 6/0 6/1
16.Scutaro G/S/vP 3/.666 2/.000 3/2.334 ··· 3/1.167 ··· 6/.000 4/1.250 420/308 .277/.341/.370/.711 .769/.690 .706 99/.615 2/3 4/11
30.Shealy G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 6/4 .000/.000/.000/.000 .000/.000 .000 6/.000 0/0 0/0
20.Youkilis G/S/vP 3/.666 3/.000 2/.500 ··· 1/.000 ··· 5/1.000 4/.000 374/277 .301/.409/.579/.988 1.308/.883 .983 80/.854 3/1 18/2
IP 112.2 38.1 31.2 13.0 42.2 1.0 18.2 39.2 TOTAL .272/.347/.463/.810 .815/.808 .800 .771 30/10 122/64
ERA-K/9 4.63/6.5 1.64/6.6 3.69/9.4 4.85/11.8 3.16/9.1 9.00/27.0 5.30/6.7 3.86/5.7 3.83/6.9

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Brown (2-1-0)
 Cash (23-7-4)
 Molina (3-0-1)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 483/.266 149/.207 144/.279 58/.231 171/.188 5/.400 85/.278 172/.257 .248  McDonald
 Patterson
 Nava
 Hall
 Cameron
 Drew
17/47/16/5
29/9/0/2
26/0/0/1
30/7/6/1
0/38/0/1
0/0/79/0
OPS .814 .555 .736 .810 .626 1.200 .852 .752 .712
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 252/.806 64/.562 59/.552 20/1.274 61/.689 2/2.000 31/1.113 55/1.165 .720
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 231/.822 85/.549 85/.876 38/.580 110/.590 3/.667 54/.710 117/.577 .707
Home 248/.672 84/.563 70/.684 39/.701 73/.581 5/1.200 39/.824 83/.585
Last 28d days 105/.729 35/.617 28/.399 20/.821 47/.752 5/1.200 27/.574 29/.952
HR/SB/CS 17/13/9 3/3/1 3/1/0 4/0/1 5/3/1 0/0/0 3/0/0 4/1/1 94/45/22
Usage ········ oX·····X oo······ o······· ·oo····X ········ ··o····o o·······
Athletics Batters (4.23 RS/G) vs. RedSox Pitchers (4.66 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
53.Cabrera
G/S/vB
17.Delcarmen
G/S/vB
61.Doubront*
G/S/vB
59.Manuel
G/S/vB
37.Okajima*
G/S/vB
58.Papelbon
G/S/vB
56.Ramirez
G/S/vB
62.Richardson*
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
10.Barton* G/S/vP 12/1.084 1/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· 3/.000 ··· ··· 2/1.000 5/.650 4/.666 ··· 401/289 .274/.379/.399/.779 .891/.736 .790 83/.744 1/2 5/9
25.Carson G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 16/ .188/.188/.438/.625 .625/ .200 7/.714 0/0 1/0
4.Crisp# G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· 4/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 91/65 .241/.300/.481/.781 1.042/.681 .899 83/.784 7/1 3/2
32.Cust* G/S/vP 15/1.050 1/.000 2/.000 ··· 1/5.000 6/1.133 ··· ··· 5/1.850 6/.167 4/1.750 ··· 170/146 .287/.388/.441/.829 .519/.883 .777 58/1.018 1/0 5/1
11.Davis G/S/vP 4/.000 1/.000 2/.000 ··· ··· 2/2.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 2/1.000 2/1.000 ··· 299/213 .269/.312/.373/.685 .866/.614 .698 42/.720 28/6 3/2
14.Ellis G/S/vP 17/.853 1/.000 2/.000 ··· 2/2.000 9/1.000 ··· ··· 3/1.000 9/.777 6/.167 ··· 217/170 .286/.356/.359/.716 .626/.740 .523 75/.707 3/2 2/1
18.Gross* G/S/vP 11/.989 ··· 1/.000 ··· 2/5.000 9/.333 ··· ··· ··· 6/.000 5/.600 ··· 176/139 .250/.283/.323/.606 .469/.638 .536 45/.455 2/1 1/1
5.Kouzmanoff G/S/vP 3/.000 2/1.000 ··· ··· ··· 2/2.500 ··· ··· 1/.000 2/2.500 ··· ··· 373/279 .271/.306/.399/.704 .781/.679 .732 80/.518 1/0 9/8
2.Pennington# G/S/vP 3/.666 1/no AB 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/no AB ··· 338/253 .270/.342/.395/.738 .644/.771 .726 69/1.007 14/2 3/13
35.Powell# G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 1/no AB ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 78/60 .254/.346/.343/.689 .922/.622 .683 9/.583 1/0 1/3
7.Rosales G/S/vP 3/.666 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 249/166 .283/.336/.429/.765 .904/.699 .695 45/1.005 2/2 7/1
8.Suzuki G/S/vP 8/1.375 1/.000 3/.000 ··· ··· 5/.800 ··· ··· 5/.650 6/.666 4/.500 ··· 274/207 .256/.310/.413/.724 .502/.793 .810 78/.598 2/1 10/4
21.Sweeney* G/S/vP 13/.539 ··· 2/1.000 ··· ··· 3/.000 ··· ··· 4/.500 5/.000 5/.800 ··· 331/257 .294/.342/.383/.725 .623/.754 .798 58/.679 1/1 1/0
26.Watson* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 4/4 .000/.000/.000/.000 /.000 .000 4/.000 0/0 0/0
IP 71.0 31.2 43.2 1.0 1.1 34.1 15.1 7.0 28.0 38.0 37.2 6.2 TOTAL .264/.325/.386/.711 .711/.711 .709 .725 71/18 60/63
ERA-K/9 4.56/7.5 4.26/7.1 1.85/9.3 0.00/18.0 20.25/0.0 4.46/6.0 4.11/5.9 3.86/3.9 5.79/7.1 3.32/7.3 4.78/6.0 2.70/5.4 4.33/6.9

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Powell (8-7-0)
 Suzuki (32-11-4)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 308/.240 128/.217 166/.155 3/.000 7/.400 148/.214 72/.286 28/.200 135/.328 154/.203 161/.261 32/.333 .254  Sweeney
 Gross
 Cust
 Davis
 Carson
 Watson
 Rosales
 Crisp
0/1/80/4
31/9/21/4
9/0/3/3
11/64/1/2
2/1/3/0
2/0/0/0
4/0/0/0
0/21/0/0
OPS .679 .666 .489 .000 1.571 .661 .779 .806 .929 .656 .800 .999 .728
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 169/.658 66/.830 84/.326 1/.000 2/.500 66/.642 21/.396 8/.708 64/.861 82/.790 68/.835 16/1.108 .750
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 139/.701 62/.494 82/.652 2/.000 5/1.850 82/.675 51/.943 20/.829 71/.989 72/.493 93/.775 16/.854 .708
Road 179/.706 41/.654 90/.576 / / 55/.602 24/.775 13/.731 63/1.015 71/.804 73/.727 13/.853
Last 28d days 102/.719 45/.559 23/.221 3/.000 7/1.571 18/1.299 47/.773 28/.806 29/1.332 33/.625 48/.798 25/.810
HR/SB/CS 4/11/4 3/5/1 4/2/0 0/0/0 1/0/0 4/0/0 0/1/0 2/0/0 5/1/1 6/3/0 6/2/0 2/1/0 83/96/24
Usage ·······X ···X···· ·o·····X o······· ··X····· ·o······ ··X····· ···X···· ··o····· ·X·····o ··Xo···· ··oX····

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.