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Game Preview: BOS @ OAK, 10:05pm, Friday, September 10, 2010 @Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum

RedSox, 78-62, 78-62 3rd, 9 GB, 6½ GB in WC

SP: Clay Buchholz (25, RHP, 15-6, 2.25)

2010 Gamelogs / 2010 Splits / vs. OAK Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2010 (15-6) 151.2 124 47 38 56 103 8 2.25
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 4-1 48.2 36 10 7 14 30 2 1.29 64
2010-09-04 CHW L 5.0 6 2 2 1 2 0 95 48
2010-08-28 @TBR ND 7.1 4 2 1 2 5 1 110 67
2010-08-22 TOR W 6.0 5 0 0 3 7 0 97 66
2010-08-17 LAA W 7.0 5 0 0 2 3 0 113 68
2010-08-11 @TOR W 8.0 5 1 0 2 4 0 109 72
2010-08-06 @NYY W 7.1 9 3 3 0 4 1 97 52
2010-08-01 DET ND 8.0 2 2 1 4 5 0 109 73
Last 5 v.OAK 0-1 9.2 15 7 7 5 7 2 6.52 38
2010-07-21 @OAK L 4.0 6 5 5 3 2 2 87 29
2009-07-28 OAK ND 5.2 9 2 2 2 5 0 107 46
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   42-30   Road:   36-32   ExtrInn: 5-10
 vsRHP:  54-39   vsLHP:  24-23   1-Run:  21-21
 vsEast: 31-29   vsCntrl:14-15   vsWest: 20-13 IL:13-5 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
140 Wed, Sep  8   TBR  W  11-5       78-62  3rd  9.0 gb
139 Tue, Sep  7   TBR  L   5-14      77-62  3rd  9.0 gb
138 Mon, Sep  6   TBR  W  12-5       77-61  3rd  9.0 gb
137 Sun, Sep  5   CHW  L   5-7       76-61  3rd 10.0 gb
136 Sat, Sep  4   CHW  L   1-3       76-60  3rd 10.0 gb
135 Sat, Sep  4   CHW  L   1-3       76-59  3rd 10.0 gb
134 Thu, Sep  2  @BAL  W   6-4       76-58  3rd  8.0 gb
133 Wed, Sep  1  @BAL  W   9-6       75-58  3rd  8.0 gb
132 Tue, Aug 31  @BAL  L   2-5       74-58  3rd  8.0 gb
131 Sun, Aug 29  @TBR  L   3-5       74-57  3rd  6.5 gb
 Last 10: 4-6    Last 20:10-10   Last 30:15-15
Athletics, 69-70, 69-70 2nd, 7½ GB, 15 GB in WC

SP: Trevor Cahill (22, RHP, 15-6, 2.72)

2010 Gamelogs / 2010 Splits / vs. BOS Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2010 (15-6) 165.2 123 58 50 54 94 15 2.72
2009 (10-13) 178.2 185 99 92 72 90 27 4.63
Last 7 GS 5-2 49.0 42 15 12 17 24 4 2.20 58
2010-09-04 LAA W 6.0 4 0 0 6 4 0 116 62
2010-08-30 @NYY L 4.0 9 8 8 2 2 2 88 12
2010-08-25 @CLE W 7.0 7 1 0 2 2 0 104 61
2010-08-19 TBR W 8.0 7 3 3 2 5 2 113 59
2010-08-14 @MIN L 7.0 6 1 1 1 5 0 107 65
2010-08-08 TEX W 8.0 6 2 0 0 3 0 110 69
2010-08-02 KCR W 9.0 3 0 0 4 3 0 109 80
Last 5 v.BOS 0-2 10.1 14 10 10 5 7 3 8.71 35
2009-07-27 @BOS L 5.0 10 6 6 2 5 1 110 26
2009-07-08 @BOS L 5.1 4 4 4 3 2 2 102 43
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   42-29   Road:   27-41   ExtrInn: 4-6 
 vsRHP:  50-51   vsLHP:  19-19   1-Run:  21-16
 vsEast: 18-24   vsCntrl:18-15   vsWest: 25-21 IL: 8-10

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
139 Wed, Sep  8   SEA  W   4-3       69-70  2nd  7.0 gb
138 Tue, Sep  7   SEA  L   5-7       68-70  2nd  7.0 gb
137 Mon, Sep  6   SEA  W   6-2       68-69  2nd  7.0 gb
136 Sun, Sep  5   LAA  L   4-7       67-69  2nd  8.0 gb
135 Sat, Sep  4   LAA  W   3-1       67-68  2nd  8.0 gb
134 Fri, Sep  3   LAA  W   8-0       66-68  2nd  9.0 gb
133 Thu, Sep  2  @NYY  L   0-5       65-68  2nd 10.0 gb
132 Wed, Sep  1  @NYY  L   3-4       65-67  2nd  9.5 gb
131 Tue, Aug 31  @NYY  L   3-9       65-66  2nd  8.5 gb
130 Mon, Aug 30  @NYY  L   5-11      65-65  2nd  8.5 gb
 Last 10: 4-6    Last 20:10-10   Last 30:14-16
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Wed, Jul 21, 2010 OAK  6  BOS  4        W:Gio Gonzalez (9-6), L: Clay Buchholz (10-5), S: Michael Wuertz (2)
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
Season Series: 2010 - tied 3-3; 2009 - Tied 5-5; 2008 - BOS won 6-4; All-Time - BOS leads 1048-857

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

STL  4.53

SEA  3.23

RA/G

SDP  3.53

CIN  4.35

PIT  5.43

BA

J. Hamilton  .361

D. Murphy  .286

B. Wood  .162

OBP

J. Morneau  .437

A. Jackson  .359

B. Wood  .188

SLG

J. Thome  .635

R. Weeks  .472

B. Wood  .216

OPS

J. Morneau  1.055

J. Edmonds  .818

B. Wood  .404

ERA

M. Latos  2.21

L. Hernandez  3.82

K. Correia  5.46

K/9IP

B. Morrow  10.95

C. Richard  7.01

M. Buehrle  4.14

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RedSox Batters (5.07 RS/G) vs. Athletics Pitchers (3.87 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 53.Cahill
G/S/vB
40.Bailey
G/S/vB
13.Blevins*
G/S/vB
52.Bonser
G/S/vB
56.Breslow*
G/S/vB
61.James
G/S/vB
63.Rodriguez
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
44.Anderson* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 9/9 .250/.333/.250/.583 /.583 9/.583 0/0 0/0
29.Beltre G/S/vP 12/.667 6/.167 3/1.667 7/.453 4/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· 7/.286 5/.800 564/396 .323/.365/.562/.927 .930/.925 .960 94/.869 2/1 27/16
36.Cash G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 1/no AB ··· ··· 123/92 .173/.248/.245/.493 .586/.462 .561 2/.000 0/0 2/1
7.Drew* G/S/vP 6/1.166 4/.000 4/1.750 5/1.467 3/.333 ··· ··· ··· 4/.500 8/1.250 490/335 .254/.345/.442/.787 .575/.885 .799 84/.581 3/1 18/0
22.Hall G/S/vP 3/1.000 4/1.250 3/.333 10/.472 4/1.500 ··· ··· 1/.000 10/.311 3/.000 327/192 .243/.308/.459/.767 .743/.784 .785 58/.674 5/1 17/10
55.Kalish* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 107/87 .245/.292/.398/.690 .300/.787 .629 64/.666 3/0 3/2
25.Lowell G/S/vP ··· 2/2.000 1/2.000 10/.422 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 4/1.750 5/.000 202/120 .231/.297/.357/.654 .595/.694 .607 75/.514 0/0 4/2
12.Lowrie# G/S/vP 2/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/no AB ··· 1/.000 1/no AB 121/72 .260/.364/.452/.816 .941/.732 .924 58/.658 1/0 4/5
41.Martinez# G/S/vP 3/.000 1/.000 3/.666 9/.888 4/.750 ··· ··· ··· 1/3.000 1/.000 448/318 .294/.342/.473/.815 1.206/.653 .726 97/.883 1/0 15/4
54.McDonald G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 3/1.167 ··· ··· 1/no AB 1/.000 1/.000 318/179 .276/.346/.444/.791 .838/.754 .801 47/1.143 9/1 9/1
60.Nava# G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 147/117 .250/.347/.367/.714 .542/.754 .564 40/.393 0/1 1/0
56.Navarro G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 22/13 .100/.136/.100/.236 .347/.160 .667 22/.236 0/0 0/0
34.Ortiz* G/S/vP 6/1.166 2/.500 4/1.500 9/2.528 5/1.000 ··· 1/no AB 1/no AB 1/.000 4/.500 528/362 .261/.366/.531/.897 .565/1.063 .857 94/.856 0/1 29/0
3.Patterson* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· 187/153 .227/.281/.436/.717 .552/.753 .844 9/.667 7/1 6/2
46.Reddick* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 33/31 .250/.273/.375/.648 1.500/.591 .488 7/1.286 1/0 0/0
39.Saltalamacchia# G/S/vP 2/.000 3/.833 1/.000 5/1.400 2/1.500 ··· ··· ··· 4/.000 1/2.000 19/10 .267/.421/.467/.888 1.222/.633 1.167 10/.833 0/0 0/1
16.Scutaro G/S/vP 6/.667 3/.000 3/2.334 5/.400 4/.833 ··· ··· 1/no AB 7/.000 4/1.250 625/457 .275/.333/.386/.720 .712/.722 .684 93/.843 3/4 10/18
33.Varitek# G/S/vP 2/1.000 1/.000 1/.000 10/1.475 2/.000 ··· ··· ··· 2/.000 2/no AB 107/84 .258/.318/.536/.854 1.110/.783 .702 2/.000 0/0 7/0
IP 165.2 46.0 46.1 15.2 62.1 2.0 20.1 6.2 34.2 52.1 TOTAL .268/.340/.454/.794 .798/.793 .784 .736 50/15 187/106
ERA-K/9 2.72/5.1 1.37/7.2 3.88/8.2 5.17/5.2 3.47/8.8 4.50/9.0 3.98/10.6 1.35/9.4 4.67/8.8 3.10/6.0 3.57/6.8

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Cash (32-7-7)
 Martinez (82-24-4)
 Saltalamacchia (4-1-0)
 Varitek (26-7-1)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 654/.210 175/.195 210/.277 70/.354 252/.202 11/.400 85/.216 28/.174 151/.242 218/.244 .243  McDonald
 Patterson
 Kalish
 Hall
 Reddick
 Nava
 Drew
26/62/27/8
42/18/0/4
12/19/2/2
45/7/6/1
2/6/6/1
41/0/0/1
0/0/121/0
OPS .599 .526 .769 .776 .640 .855 .635 .557 .754 .704 .690
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 348/.629 77/.545 91/.616 36/.856 93/.586 6/.900 35/.648 12/.788 57/.996 66/1.066 .710
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 306/.565 98/.510 119/.893 34/.688 159/.672 5/.800 50/.627 16/.350 94/.619 152/.561 .678
Home 328/.541 103/.490 103/.747 32/.781 121/.643 4/.500 47/.377 24/.568 77/.590 112/.515
Last 28d days 133/.755 19/.327 37/.840 53/.706 42/.712 11/.855 30/.555 10/.200 35/.732 23/.445
HR/SB/CS 15/12/5 3/3/1 7/1/1 0/3/1 8/4/1 0/0/0 2/5/0 0/0/0 5/3/0 4/1/1 132/76/29
Usage ·····X·· ·o·o·o·· ··X·o··o ····X··· ·o·o·o·· ····o··X ··o···oo ··X·o··· ······XX ·····oo·
Athletics Batters (4.06 RS/G) vs. RedSox Pitchers (4.61 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
64.Bowden
G/S/vB
68.Coello
G/S/vB
61.Doubront*
G/S/vB
59.Manuel
G/S/vB
37.Okajima*
G/S/vB
58.Papelbon
G/S/vB
62.Richardson*
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
10.Barton* G/S/vP 3/1.167 2/.000 2/.500 1/3.000 ··· ··· ··· 3/.666 5/.650 ··· 596/430 .279/.399/.413/.811 .853/.795 .821 107/.955 6/3 8/10
25.Carson G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 59/13 .161/.169/.286/.455 .499/.308 .305 17/.384 3/0 2/0
4.Crisp# G/S/vP 2/.000 1/2.000 1/.000 1/4.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 295/212 .271/.329/.439/.768 .933/.701 .889 107/.758 24/2 8/2
32.Cust* G/S/vP 6/1.917 2/.000 3/.333 ··· ··· ··· ··· 5/1.850 7/.143 ··· 337/278 .271/.401/.436/.836 .692/.869 .876 91/.767 1/1 10/1
11.Davis G/S/vP 2/.000 2/1.000 3/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 2/1.000 ··· 469/342 .273/.310/.371/.681 .804/.636 .682 95/.576 43/8 5/3
14.Ellis G/S/vP 5/.400 3/1.167 2/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 3/1.000 10/.700 ··· 398/303 .268/.339/.345/.684 .747/.664 .592 98/.689 4/5 3/3
18.Gross* G/S/vP 10/.347 ··· 2/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 6/.000 ··· 223/182 .235/.282/.299/.581 .449/.607 .606 23/.455 5/1 1/1
45.Hermida* G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 177/151 .202/.260/.344/.603 .401/.638 .655 6/.533 1/0 5/4
5.Kouzmanoff G/S/vP 2/.000 4/1.250 1/.000 1/2.000 ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 2/2.500 ··· 539/404 .256/.291/.404/.696 .764/.673 .697 79/.739 2/1 14/11
19.Larish* G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 2/.500 ··· 54/47 .200/.259/.360/.619 .452/.642 .364 41/.725 0/0 2/2
2.Pennington# G/S/vP 3/.333 2/.500 2/1.000 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 497/382 .251/.324/.361/.685 .570/.721 .675 83/.563 24/5 4/21
35.Powell# G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 112/80 .216/.306/.278/.585 .669/.554 .601 20/.417 1/0 1/4
8.Suzuki G/S/vP 6/1.000 2/.000 4/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 6/.900 6/.666 ··· 457/340 .248/.309/.375/.684 .532/.734 .731 92/.567 3/2 12/8
30.Tolleson G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 36/19 .324/.361/.353/.714 .765/.663 .777 32/.742 0/0 0/1
IP 151.2 52.2 66.0 8.0 1.1 25.0 8.2 36.2 59.0 11.0 TOTAL .255/.323/.375/.698 .696/.698 .707 .676 128/31 89/95
ERA-K/9 2.25/6.1 3.76/6.5 1.77/8.7 4.50/6.8 20.25/6.9 4.32/8.3 6.23/3.1 5.15/6.6 3.36/9.2 4.91/8.2 4.20/7.4

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Powell (13-8-0)
 Suzuki (58-17-6)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 618/.225 217/.244 255/.170 35/.303 9/.429 113/.270 38/.242 178/.338 244/.201 57/.333 .252  Gross
 Davis
 Hermida
 Cust
 Crisp
 Carson
 Larish
31/9/45/6
39/69/25/4
47/0/5/3
12/0/3/3
0/65/0/2
6/1/17/2
7/0/0/0
OPS .609 .717 .517 .858 .984 .789 1.100 .897 .638 .958 .726
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 337/.642 105/.877 133/.445 17/.945 5/1.550 40/.576 14/.903 81/.818 128/.676 30/1.108 .759
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 281/.569 112/.570 122/.588 18/.778 4/.250 73/.911 24/1.197 97/.963 116/.595 27/.788 .697
Road 309/.602 76/.794 144/.607 13/1.288 / 46/.911 13/.731 85/1.010 129/.736 22/.890
Last 28d days 98/.578 53/.800 46/.488 25/.778 9/.984 28/.801 10/2.000 19/.551 35/.501 8/1.083
HR/SB/CS 8/7/5 7/5/2 5/5/1 1/1/0 0/0/0 3/1/1 5/0/0 5/1/1 6/8/0 2/1/0 133/136/37
Usage ·····X·· ·X·X·X·X ·o··oo·· ··X····· ··oX···· ········ ··X·X··· ·o·ooX·o ····X··X ··Xooo··

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.