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Game Preview: BOS @ OAK, 10:05pm, Tuesday, July 20, 2010 @McAfee Coliseum

RedSox, 53-40, 53-40 3rd, 6 GB, 3½ GB in WC

SP: Tim Wakefield (43, RHP, 3-8, 5.65)

2010 Gamelogs / 2010 Splits / vs. OAK Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2010 (3-8) 102.0 114 69 64 26 56 16 5.65
2009 (11-5) 129.2 137 67 66 50 72 12 4.58
2008 (10-11) 181.0 154 89 83 60 117 25 4.13
Last 7 GS 2-4 43.2 46 29 25 12 27 7 5.15 47
2010-07-15 TEX L 2.0 8 7 6 0 2 1 34 16
2010-07-07 @TBR L 5.2 4 6 6 6 3 1 112 34
2010-07-02 BAL W 8.0 7 2 2 1 4 1 96 63
2010-06-25 @SFG L 7.0 11 4 3 2 3 1 100 42
2010-06-19 LAD ND 6.1 5 4 3 2 6 1 95 53
2010-06-13 PHI L 7.1 7 4 4 1 3 1 109 50
2010-06-08 @CLE W 7.1 4 2 1 0 6 1 105 70
Last 5 v.OAK 2-2 32.1 34 19 19 10 24 4 5.29 48
2010-06-03 OAK L 6.0 8 6 6 0 4 2 78 36
2009-07-08 OAK W 6.0 10 3 3 1 8 0 100 47
2009-04-15 @OAK W 9.0 4 2 2 2 4 0 111 73
2008-08-01 OAK ND 6.1 4 0 0 3 4 0 108 66
2008-05-23 @OAK L 5.0 8 8 8 4 4 2 99 19
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   30-20   Road:   23-20   ExtrInn: 3-7 
 vsRHP:  36-27   vsLHP:  17-13   1-Run:  16-15
 vsEast: 20-21   vsCntrl:10-9    vsWest: 10-5  IL:13-5 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 93 Mon, Jul 19  @OAK  W   2-1       53-40  3rd  6.0 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
 Last 10: 4-6    Last 20:10-10   Last 30:17-13
Athletics, 46-47, 46-47 3rd, 8 GB, 10½ GB in WC

SP: Dallas Braden (26, LHP, 4-7, 3.83)

2010 Gamelogs / 2010 Splits / vs. BOS Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2010 (4-7) 94.0 96 43 40 16 58 10 3.83
2009 (8-9) 136.2 144 63 59 42 81 9 3.89
2008 (5-4) 71.2 77 36 33 25 41 8 4.14
Last 7 GS 0-4 40.0 52 22 19 8 25 5 4.28 46
2010-06-22 CIN L 6.0 10 4 3 1 4 0 106 41
2010-06-17 @CHC ND 6.0 5 1 1 1 4 1 83 61
2010-06-09 LAA L 5.2 11 5 4 1 4 0 92 32
2010-06-04 MIN ND 6.1 6 4 4 1 2 1 108 46
2010-05-30 @DET L 6.0 11 5 5 1 5 2 95 34
2010-05-25 @BAL ND 4.0 3 1 0 2 4 0 62 56
2010-05-19 DET L 6.0 6 2 2 1 2 1 79 53
Last 5 v.BOS 1-1 9.1 12 6 6 1 4 1 5.79 44
2009-04-13 BOS W 6.0 6 2 2 1 3 1 95 54
2008-08-03 @BOS L 3.1 6 4 4 0 1 0 61 33
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   26-21   Road:   20-26   ExtrInn: 3-5 
 vsRHP:  33-35   vsLHP:  13-12   1-Run:  14-10
 vsEast: 12-17   vsCntrl:11-7    vsWest: 15-13 IL: 8-10

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 93 Mon, Jul 19   BOS  L   1-2       46-47  3rd  8.0 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
 Last 10: 5-5    Last 20:12-8    Last 30:14-16
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Mon, Jul 19, 2010 BOS  2 @OAK  1        W:Daisuke Matsuzaka (7-3), L: Ben Sheets (4-9), S: Jonathan Papelbon (21)
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)
Season Series: 2010 - BOS over 3-1; 2009 - Tied 5-5; 2008 - BOS won 6-4; All-Time - BOS leads 1048-855

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

LAA  4.54

SEA  3.35

RA/G

SDP  3.45

COL  4.40

ARI  5.72

BA

J. Hamilton  .353

B. Zobrist  .280

L. Valbuena  .166

OBP

J. Morneau  .437

J. Upton  .355

B. Wood  .185

SLG

M. Cabrera  .645

A. LaRoche  .452

B. Wood  .225

OPS

M. Cabrera  1.062

I. Kinsler  .810

B. Wood  .411

ERA

J. Johnson  1.62

J. Pineiro  3.95

N. Blackburn  6.53

K/9IP

B. Morrow  10.01

C. Wilson  6.92

N. Blackburn  3.09

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RedSox Batters (5.31 RS/G) vs. Athletics Pitchers (4.08 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS
G/S/vB
40.Bailey
G/S/vB
13.Blevins*
G/S/vB
57.Bowers*
G/S/vB
56.Breslow*
G/S/vB
63.Rodriguez
G/S/vB
15.Sheets
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 11/1.355 5/.200 3/1.667 ··· 4/.000 1/.000 23/.824 ··· 6/.334 4/.500 365/263 .333/.373/.552/.924 1.006/.893 1.011 78/.979 1/1 15/15
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 53/.952 0/1 4/2
36.Cash G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 3/.666 ··· ··· ··· 99/75 .170/.247/.250/.497 .499/.497 .597 38/.328 0/0 2/0
7.Drew* G/S/vP 3/.666 3/.000 3/2.334 ··· 3/.333 ··· 41/1.069 ··· 4/.500 7/1.428 319/222 .273/.354/.475/.829 .468/.989 .786 60/.843 2/1 11/0
22.Hall G/S/vP ··· 3/1.666 2/.500 1/no AB 4/1.500 ··· ··· ··· 10/.311 3/.000 205/124 .229/.319/.413/.732 .702/.752 .734 70/.710 3/0 8/6
54.McDonald G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 2/.500 ··· 5/1.000 ··· 1/.000 1/.000 228/142 .262/.323/.401/.724 .816/.668 .783 61/.768 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 ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 3/.666 ··· ··· ··· 104/76 .289/.385/.456/.840 .584/.924 .670 70/.744 0/1 1/0
34.Ortiz* G/S/vP 5/.400 2/.500 4/1.500 ··· 4/1.250 ··· 9/1.444 ··· 1/.000 4/.500 326/233 .253/.371/.532/.903 .549/1.054 .882 87/.861 0/1 18/0
3.Patterson* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 3/1.333 ··· ··· ··· 151/124 .207/.260/.436/.696 .305/.781 .816 40/.789 6/0 6/1
16.Scutaro G/S/vP 11/1.181 2/.000 3/2.334 ··· 3/1.167 ··· 7/.762 ··· 6/.000 4/1.250 424/312 .277/.343/.369/.712 .769/.692 .709 99/.636 2/3 4/11
30.Shealy G/S/vP 2/1.000 ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 6/4 .000/.000/.000/.000 .000/.000 .000 6/.000 0/0 0/0
20.Youkilis G/S/vP 5/2.000 3/.000 2/.500 ··· 1/.000 ··· 6/.533 ··· 6/.833 4/.000 378/281 .298/.407/.574/.981 1.308/.875 .967 80/.874 3/1 18/2
IP 94.0 38.1 32.1 13.0 43.2 5.1 119.1 1.0 19.1 39.2 TOTAL .272/.346/.462/.808 .811/.807 .797 .773 30/10 123/64
ERA-K/9 3.83/5.6 1.64/6.6 3.62/9.5 4.85/11.8 3.09/9.3 5.06/6.8 4.53/6.3 9.00/27.0 5.12/7.0 3.86/5.7 3.81/6.8

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Brown (2-1-0)
 Cash (24-7-4)
 Molina (3-0-1)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 385/.265 149/.207 146/.275 58/.231 174/.185 25/.250 511/.267 5/.400 88/.280 172/.257 .248  McDonald
 Patterson
 Nava
 Hall
 Cameron
 Drew
17/48/16/5
29/9/0/2
27/0/0/1
30/7/6/1
0/38/0/1
0/0/80/0
OPS .703 .555 .725 .810 .615 .825 .813 1.200 .845 .752 .711
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 90/.753 64/.562 60/.543 20/1.274 61/.689 9/.722 264/.801 2/2.000 32/1.073 55/1.165 .719
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 295/.689 85/.549 86/.865 38/.580 113/.573 16/.883 247/.825 3/.667 56/.721 117/.577 .707
Home 239/.630 84/.563 72/.664 39/.701 76/.557 11/.282 276/.685 5/1.200 42/.811 83/.585
Last 28d days / 35/.617 30/.372 20/.821 50/.706 / 133/.744 5/1.200 30/.584 25/1.031
HR/SB/CS 10/1/0 3/3/1 3/1/0 4/0/1 5/3/1 1/1/0 18/13/9 0/0/0 3/0/0 4/1/1 95/45/22
Usage ·oX····· ooo····· ·o······ o·oo···· ········ X······· ········ o··o···· ·o······
Athletics Batters (4.19 RS/G) vs. RedSox Pitchers (4.62 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS Wakefield
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 8/.125 1/.000 2/.500 ··· ··· 3/.000 ··· ··· 2/1.000 5/.650 4/.666 ··· 405/293 .273/.381/.397/.778 .891/.735 .787 83/.753 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 ··· 1/.000 ··· 4/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 95/69 .229/.287/.458/.745 1.042/.639 .832 83/.717 7/1 3/2
32.Cust* G/S/vP 25/1.111 1/.000 2/.000 ··· 1/5.000 6/1.133 ··· ··· 5/1.850 7/.143 4/1.750 ··· 174/150 .281/.385/.432/.817 .519/.868 .754 62/.970 1/0 5/1
11.Davis G/S/vP 3/.000 1/.000 3/.000 ··· ··· 2/2.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 2/1.000 2/1.000 ··· 302/216 .270/.312/.383/.695 .866/.630 .720 45/.787 28/6 4/2
14.Ellis G/S/vP 32/.957 1/.000 2/.000 ··· 2/2.000 9/1.000 ··· ··· 3/1.000 10/.700 6/.167 ··· 221/174 .286/.355/.362/.717 .626/.740 .533 76/.740 3/2 2/1
18.Gross* G/S/vP 16/.975 ··· 2/.000 ··· 2/5.000 9/.333 ··· ··· ··· 6/.000 5/.600 ··· 179/142 .246/.278/.317/.596 .469/.624 .514 45/.409 2/1 1/1
5.Kouzmanoff G/S/vP 5/.400 2/1.000 ··· ··· ··· 2/2.500 ··· ··· 1/.000 2/2.500 ··· ··· 373/279 .271/.306/.399/.704 .781/.679 .732 77/.539 1/0 9/8
2.Pennington# G/S/vP 2/.000 1/no AB 2/1.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/no AB ··· 341/256 .271/.342/.395/.737 .644/.769 .725 69/.976 15/2 3/13
35.Powell# G/S/vP 3/.666 ··· 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 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 2/.000 ··· ··· 253/170 .278/.331/.422/.752 .904/.682 .672 49/.921 2/2 7/1
8.Suzuki G/S/vP 16/1.305 1/.000 4/.000 ··· ··· 5/.800 ··· ··· 5/.650 6/.666 4/.500 ··· 278/211 .252/.306/.407/.713 .502/.777 .789 78/.571 2/1 10/4
21.Sweeney* G/S/vP 14/.368 ··· 2/1.000 ··· ··· 3/.000 ··· ··· 4/.500 5/.000 5/.800 ··· 331/257 .294/.342/.383/.725 .623/.754 .798 54/.733 1/1 1/0
26.Watson* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 4/4 .000/.000/.000/.000 /.000 .000 4/.000 0/0 0/0
IP 102.0 31.2 45.0 1.0 1.1 34.1 15.1 7.0 28.0 39.0 37.2 6.2 TOTAL .262/.324/.384/.708 .711/.707 .703 .720 72/18 61/63
ERA-K/9 5.65/4.9 4.26/7.1 1.80/9.2 0.00/18.0 20.25/0.0 4.46/6.0 4.11/5.9 3.86/3.9 5.79/7.1 3.23/7.4 4.78/6.0 2.70/5.4 4.29/6.9

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

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 447/.274 128/.217 172/.157 3/.000 7/.400 148/.214 72/.286 28/.200 135/.328 157/.199 161/.261 32/.333 .253  Gross
 Sweeney
 Cust
 Davis
 Watson
 Rosales
 Crisp
 Carson
31/9/22/5
0/1/80/4
9/0/3/3
12/64/1/2
2/0/0/0
4/0/0/0
0/22/0/0
2/1/3/0
OPS .780 .666 .491 .000 1.571 .661 .779 .806 .929 .642 .800 .999 .725
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 193/.811 66/.830 88/.348 1/.000 2/.500 66/.642 21/.396 8/.708 64/.861 83/.780 68/.835 16/1.108 .746
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 254/.756 62/.494 84/.636 2/.000 5/1.850 82/.675 51/.943 20/.829 71/.989 74/.478 93/.775 16/.854 .707
Road 195/.758 41/.654 96/.574 / / 55/.602 24/.775 13/.731 63/1.015 74/.769 73/.727 13/.853
Last 28d days 108/.813 45/.559 29/.284 3/.000 7/1.571 17/1.380 47/.773 28/.806 24/1.364 36/.571 45/.857 25/.810
HR/SB/CS 16/19/3 3/5/1 4/3/0 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 84/97/24
Usage ····X··· ····X··· X·o····· ·o······ ···X···· ··o····· ···X···· ····X··· ···o···· X·X····· ···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.