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Game Preview: BOS @ OAK, 3:35pm, Wednesday, July 21, 2010 @McAfee Coliseum

RedSox, 53-41, 53-41 3rd, 6 GB, 3½ GB in WC

SP: Clay Buchholz (25, RHP, 10-4, 2.45)

2010 Gamelogs / 2010 Splits / vs. OAK Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2010 (10-4) 92.0 77 31 25 38 64 3 2.45
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
Last 7 GS 5-1 42.1 29 7 7 15 29 1 1.49 62
2010-06-26 @SFG ND 1.0 1 0 0 1 2 0 17 52
2010-06-20 LAD W 6.2 3 0 0 3 4 0 106 69
2010-06-15 ARI W 5.2 7 3 3 1 8 0 113 50
2010-06-09 @CLE L 7.0 3 3 3 4 1 0 107 56
2010-06-04 @BAL W 9.0 5 0 0 1 2 0 101 78
2010-05-29 KCR W 7.0 4 0 0 4 4 0 108 69
2010-05-24 @TBR W 6.0 6 1 1 1 8 1 108 63
Last 5 v.OAK 0-0 5.2 9 2 2 2 5 0 3.18 46
2009-07-28 OAK ND 5.2 9 2 2 2 5 0 107 46
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   30-20   Road:   23-21   ExtrInn: 3-8 
 vsRHP:  36-27   vsLHP:  17-14   1-Run:  16-16
 vsEast: 20-21   vsCntrl:10-9    vsWest: 10-6  IL:13-5 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 94 Tue, Jul 20  @OAK  L   4-5 (10)  53-41  3rd  6.0 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
 Last 10: 4-6    Last 20: 9-11   Last 30:16-14
Athletics, 47-47, 47-47 3rd, 8 GB, 9½ GB in WC

SP: Gio Gonzalez (24, LHP, 8-6, 3.63)

2010 Gamelogs / 2010 Splits / vs. BOS Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2010 (8-6) 114.0 102 47 46 54 92 9 3.63
2009 (6-7) 98.2 113 68 63 56 109 14 5.75
2008 (1-4) 34.0 32 34 29 25 34 9 7.68
Last 7 GS 2-3 41.0 42 18 17 22 31 5 3.73 50
2010-07-16 @KCR W 7.0 7 1 1 1 3 0 99 61
2010-07-07 NYY L 4.0 8 5 5 5 5 1 90 26
2010-07-02 @CLE W 6.2 5 0 0 4 5 0 108 65
2010-06-27 PIT ND 6.0 4 1 1 4 2 1 87 58
2010-06-21 CIN ND 7.0 4 1 0 1 9 0 105 75
2010-06-16 @CHC L 5.0 8 6 6 3 3 1 89 27
2010-06-11 @SFG L 5.1 6 4 4 4 4 2 105 40
Last 5 v.BOS 0-0 10.1 12 6 6 8 13 1 5.23 46
2010-06-01 @BOS ND 5.0 7 3 3 4 5 1 108 42
2009-07-30 @BOS ND 5.1 5 3 3 4 8 0 107 50
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   27-21   Road:   20-26   ExtrInn: 4-5 
 vsRHP:  34-35   vsLHP:  13-12   1-Run:  15-10
 vsEast: 13-17   vsCntrl:11-7    vsWest: 15-13 IL: 8-10

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 94 Tue, Jul 20   BOS  W   5-4 (10)  47-47  3rd  8.0 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
 Last 10: 6-4    Last 20:13-7    Last 30:15-15
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Tue, Jul 20, 2010 OAK  5  BOS  4 (10)   W:Andrew Bailey (1-3), L: Ramon Ramirez (0-3), S: none
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)
Season Series: 2010 - BOS over 3-2; 2009 - Tied 5-5; 2008 - BOS won 6-4; All-Time - BOS leads 1048-856

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  5.33

CHW  4.55

SEA  3.32

RA/G

SDP  3.46

FLA  4.37

ARI  5.68

BA

J. Hamilton  .357

J. Edmonds  .280

L. Valbuena  .166

OBP

J. Morneau  .437

B. Abreu  .354

B. Wood  .185

SLG

M. Cabrera  .646

F. Lewis  .458

B. Wood  .225

OPS

M. Cabrera  1.064

J. Edmonds  .812

B. Wood  .411

ERA

J. Johnson  1.62

J. Pineiro  3.95

N. Blackburn  6.53

K/9IP

B. Morrow  10.01

M. Garza  6.84

N. Blackburn  3.09

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

RedSox Batters (5.30 RS/G) vs. Athletics Pitchers (4.07 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 47.Gonzalez*
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 12/1.383 6/.167 3/1.667 ··· 4/.000 1/.000 23/.824 ··· 7/.286 4/.500 370/265 .334/.373/.549/.922 1.015/.886 1.004 79/.997 1/1 15/15
68.Brown G/S/vP ··· 1/2.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 4/2 .250/.250/.250/.500 .000/1.000 2.000 4/.500 0/0 0/0
23.Cameron G/S/vP ··· 1/no AB 1/.000 1/no AB 1/2.000 ··· ··· 1/no AB 5/1.100 ··· 149/112 .284/.349/.440/.789 1.217/.649 .795 57/.996 0/1 4/2
36.Cash G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 3/.666 1/no AB ··· ··· 102/76 .178/.260/.256/.516 .541/.507 .625 41/.383 0/0 2/0
7.Drew* G/S/vP 5/.650 4/.000 4/1.750 ··· 3/.333 ··· 41/1.069 ··· 4/.500 7/1.428 324/223 .270/.352/.468/.820 .461/.985 .768 65/.797 2/1 11/0
22.Hall G/S/vP 8/.417 4/1.250 3/.333 1/no AB 4/1.500 ··· ··· 1/.000 10/.311 3/.000 210/126 .230/.321/.410/.730 .718/.739 .730 75/.707 3/1 8/6
54.McDonald G/S/vP 2/2.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· 3/1.167 ··· 5/1.000 1/no AB 1/.000 1/.000 233/143 .267/.326/.408/.734 .837/.668 .802 62/.731 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 66/.670 0/1 1/0
34.Ortiz* G/S/vP 6/1.000 2/.500 4/1.500 ··· 5/1.000 ··· 9/1.444 1/no AB 1/.000 4/.500 331/234 .253/.372/.527/.899 .547/1.056 .875 88/.894 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 6/.000 3/.000 3/2.334 ··· 4/.833 ··· 7/.762 1/no AB 6/.000 4/1.250 430/314 .279/.345/.372/.717 .787/.692 .720 100/.653 2/3 4/11
30.Shealy G/S/vP 2/2.500 ··· ··· ··· 2/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 7/4 .000/.000/.000/.000 .000/.000 .000 7/.000 0/0 0/0
20.Youkilis G/S/vP 6/.900 4/.000 2/.500 ··· 1/.000 ··· 6/.533 ··· 7/.715 4/.000 383/283 .297/.405/.571/.976 1.298/.868 .956 85/.857 3/1 18/2
IP 114.0 40.1 33.1 13.0 44.2 5.1 119.1 1.2 20.0 39.2 TOTAL .272/.347/.461/.809 .814/.807 .798 .775 30/11 123/64
ERA-K/9 3.63/7.3 1.56/6.5 3.51/9.5 4.85/11.8 3.02/9.3 5.06/6.8 4.53/6.3 5.40/15.9 4.95/7.2 3.86/5.7 3.78/6.9

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Brown (3-1-0)
 Cash (26-7-5)
 Molina (3-0-1)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 485/.239 156/.206 149/.269 58/.231 178/.186 25/.250 511/.267 11/.333 90/.273 172/.257 .249  McDonald
 Patterson
 Nava
 Hall
 Cameron
 Drew
18/48/16/5
29/10/0/2
27/0/0/1
30/7/6/1
0/39/0/1
0/0/81/0
OPS .671 .551 .709 .810 .612 .825 .813 1.267 .824 .752 .713
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 105/.497 65/.553 61/.533 20/1.274 62/.678 9/.722 264/.801 3/2.167 32/1.073 55/1.165 .717
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 380/.720 91/.548 88/.843 38/.580 116/.576 16/.883 247/.825 8/.821 58/.694 117/.577 .711
Home 232/.565 91/.555 75/.636 39/.701 80/.554 11/.282 276/.685 11/1.267 44/.771 83/.585
Last 28d days 105/.736 42/.590 32/.313 20/.821 51/.732 / 133/.744 11/1.267 28/.502 22/.864
HR/SB/CS 9/5/3 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 95/45/23
Usage ····X··· X·oX···· oooo···· ··o····· Xo·oo··· ········ ·X······ X······· oo··o··· ··o·····
Athletics Batters (4.20 RS/G) vs. RedSox Pitchers (4.63 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS
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 ··· 1/.000 2/.500 ··· ··· 3/.000 ··· ··· 3/.666 5/.650 5/1.000 ··· 410/297 .275/.383/.398/.782 .882/.744 .795 84/.769 2/2 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 ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 4/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 100/74 .227/.283/.455/.737 1.042/.636 .813 84/.722 8/1 3/2
32.Cust* G/S/vP 3/.333 1/.000 3/.333 ··· 1/5.000 6/1.133 ··· ··· 5/1.850 7/.143 4/1.750 ··· 178/154 .282/.388/.436/.824 .519/.875 .771 66/.982 1/0 5/1
11.Davis G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 3/.000 ··· ··· 3/1.334 ··· ··· 1/.000 2/1.000 3/1.167 ··· 306/220 .267/.311/.379/.690 .866/.624 .709 46/.769 29/6 4/2
14.Ellis G/S/vP 3/.666 1/.000 2/.000 ··· 2/2.000 9/1.000 ··· ··· 3/1.000 10/.700 7/.143 ··· 225/178 .281/.353/.357/.709 .626/.731 .524 76/.687 3/2 2/1
18.Gross* G/S/vP 10/.347 ··· 2/.000 ··· 2/5.000 10/.300 ··· ··· ··· 6/.000 6/.500 ··· 183/146 .240/.272/.310/.582 .469/.607 .488 45/.409 2/1 1/1
5.Kouzmanoff G/S/vP ··· 2/1.000 1/.000 1/2.000 ··· 2/2.500 ··· ··· 1/.000 2/2.500 ··· ··· 378/284 .270/.304/.397/.701 .781/.675 .725 78/.536 1/0 9/8
2.Pennington# G/S/vP ··· 1/no AB 2/1.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 2/.000 ··· 345/260 .267/.338/.389/.728 .644/.756 .706 73/.919 15/2 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 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 2/.000 ··· 1/.000 254/170 .277/.329/.420/.749 .892/.682 .666 46/.982 2/2 7/1
8.Suzuki G/S/vP 3/.666 1/.000 4/.000 ··· ··· 5/.800 ··· ··· 6/.900 6/.666 5/.650 ··· 283/215 .254/.314/.408/.722 .525/.783 .804 79/.624 2/1 10/5
21.Sweeney* G/S/vP 3/1.000 ··· 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 92.0 31.2 45.1 1.0 1.1 35.2 15.1 7.0 28.1 39.0 39.0 7.0 TOTAL .261/.324/.383/.706 .711/.705 .700 .720 75/18 61/64
ERA-K/9 2.45/6.3 4.26/7.1 1.79/9.3 0.00/18.0 20.25/0.0 4.29/5.8 4.11/5.9 3.86/3.9 5.72/7.3 3.23/7.4 4.85/6.0 2.57/6.4 4.29/6.9

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Powell (8-7-0)
 Suzuki (32-12-4)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 378/.231 128/.217 174/.156 4/.250 7/.400 152/.208 72/.286 28/.200 137/.331 157/.199 168/.259 33/.321 .252  Gross
 Sweeney
 Cust
 Davis
 Carson
 Watson
 Rosales
 Crisp
31/9/23/5
0/1/80/4
9/0/3/3
13/64/1/3
2/1/3/0
2/0/0/0
4/0/0/0
0/23/0/0
OPS .621 .666 .492 .500 1.571 .642 .779 .806 .930 .642 .795 .965 .723
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 213/.661 66/.830 89/.357 1/.000 2/.500 69/.612 21/.396 8/.708 65/.847 83/.780 72/.815 16/1.108 .743
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 165/.569 62/.494 85/.628 3/.667 5/1.850 83/.666 51/.943 20/.829 72/1.004 74/.478 96/.781 17/.796 .706
Road 170/.570 41/.654 98/.575 1/2.000 / 59/.557 24/.775 13/.731 65/1.014 74/.769 80/.723 14/.786
Last 28d days 5/.650 45/.559 27/.347 4/.500 7/1.571 21/1.103 47/.773 28/.806 26/1.333 32/.250 52/.833 26/.775
HR/SB/CS 3/7/3 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 6/3/0 2/1/0 84/100/24
Usage ·····X·· oX·o···· o·o····· ····X··· o··o···· ····X··· ·····X·· o···o··· ·X·X···· X···Xo·· o···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.