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Game Preview: BOS @ OAK, 4:05pm, Sunday, September 12, 2010 @Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum

RedSox, 78-64, 78-64 3rd, 9 GB, 8½ GB in WC

SP: Josh Beckett (30, RHP, 4-4, 5.91)

2010 Gamelogs / 2010 Splits / vs. OAK Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2010 (4-4) 102.0 118 73 67 32 95 14 5.91
2009 (17-6) 212.1 198 99 91 55 199 25 3.86
2008 (12-10) 174.1 173 80 78 34 172 18 4.03
Last 7 GS 2-3 43.2 51 29 26 9 45 8 5.36 48
2010-09-05 CHW ND 6.1 9 3 1 2 9 0 113 54
2010-08-31 @BAL L 7.0 7 3 2 1 5 0 106 57
2010-08-25 SEA W 6.1 4 3 3 1 7 2 101 59
2010-08-19 LAA L 6.1 7 6 6 2 6 1 105 39
2010-08-13 @TEX ND 5.0 10 6 6 1 4 3 94 26
2010-08-08 @NYY L 4.2 11 7 7 2 6 1 105 18
2010-08-03 CLE W 8.0 3 1 1 0 8 1 103 80
Last 5 v.OAK 3-2 34.2 32 12 12 7 34 2 3.12 59
2009-07-27 OAK W 7.0 8 3 3 1 10 0 103 58
2009-07-07 OAK W 6.2 6 2 2 1 4 1 107 57
2008-05-24 @OAK L 7.0 7 2 2 0 9 1 107 64
2007-05-02 OAK W 7.0 6 3 3 2 7 0 103 58
2006-08-29 @OAK L 7.0 5 2 2 3 4 0 104 60
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   42-30   Road:   36-34   ExtrInn: 5-10
 vsRHP:  54-40   vsLHP:  24-24   1-Run:  21-22
 vsEast: 31-29   vsCntrl:14-15   vsWest: 20-15 IL:13-5 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
142 Sat, Sep 11  @OAK  L   3-4       78-64  3rd  9.0 gb
141 Fri, Sep 10  @OAK  L   0-5       78-63  3rd  9.0 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
 Last 10: 4-6    Last 20: 9-11   Last 30:15-15
Athletics, 71-70, 71-70 2nd, 7½ GB, 15 GB in WC

SP: Dallas Braden (26, LHP, 9-11, 3.47)

2010 Gamelogs / 2010 Splits / vs. BOS Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2010 (9-11) 161.0 150 69 62 32 97 15 3.47
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 3-4 47.0 31 17 16 12 23 4 3.06 59
2010-09-07 SEA L 5.0 9 6 6 2 3 1 96 26
2010-09-02 @NYY L 5.0 2 1 1 2 4 1 76 61
2010-08-28 @TEX W 9.0 4 0 0 0 1 0 120 80
2010-08-22 TBR L 6.0 4 3 3 2 3 0 88 53
2010-08-17 TOR W 7.0 3 2 1 2 5 0 104 68
2010-08-11 @SEA W 9.0 4 1 1 2 6 0 104 79
2010-08-06 TEX L 6.0 5 4 4 2 1 2 88 45
Last 5 v.BOS 1-1 14.0 22 10 7 2 10 1 4.50 42
2010-07-20 BOS ND 4.2 10 4 1 1 6 0 94 39
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:   44-29   Road:   27-41   ExtrInn: 4-6 
 vsRHP:  52-51   vsLHP:  19-19   1-Run:  22-16
 vsEast: 20-24   vsCntrl:18-15   vsWest: 25-21 IL: 8-10

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
141 Sat, Sep 11   BOS  W   4-3       71-70  2nd  7.5 gb
140 Fri, Sep 10   BOS  W   5-0       70-70  2nd  7.5 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
 Last 10: 6-4    Last 20:10-10   Last 30:15-15
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Sat, Sep 11, 2010 OAK  4  BOS  3        W:Brett Anderson (5-6), L: John Lackey (12-10), S: Andrew Bailey (23)
Fri, Sep 10, 2010 OAK  5  BOS  0        W:Trevor Cahill (16-6), L: Clay Buchholz (15-7), S: none
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)
Season Series: 2010 - OAK over 5-3; 2009 - Tied 5-5; 2008 - BOS won 6-4; All-Time - BOS leads 1048-859

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  5.37

ARI  4.51

SEA  3.23

RA/G

SDP  3.49

CIN  4.34

PIT  5.42

BA

J. Hamilton  .361

M. Young  .286

B. Wood  .162

OBP

J. Morneau  .437

M. Prado  .359

B. Wood  .188

SLG

J. Thome  .641

A. Gonzalez  .469

B. Wood  .216

OPS

M. Cabrera  1.062

V. Martinez  .817

B. Wood  .404

ERA

M. Latos  2.21

L. Hernandez  3.82

K. Correia  5.46

K/9IP

B. Morrow  10.95

A. Burnett  7.06

K. Kendrick  4.13

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

RedSox Batters (5.02 RS/G) vs. Athletics Pitchers (3.84 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 51.Braden*
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 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 11/11 .222/.364/.222/.586 /.586 .500 11/.586 0/0 0/0
29.Beltre G/S/vP 14/1.346 7/.619 3/1.667 7/.453 4/.000 ··· 2/.000 ··· 7/.286 5/.800 573/401 .324/.368/.562/.930 .938/.926 .966 95/.916 2/1 27/16
36.Cash G/S/vP 2/1.000 ··· ··· ··· 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/.533 4/.000 4/1.750 5/1.467 4/.250 ··· ··· ··· 4/.500 8/1.250 494/338 .252/.342/.438/.780 .571/.877 .785 83/.563 3/1 18/0
22.Hall G/S/vP 2/2.000 4/1.250 3/.333 10/.472 6/1.250 ··· ··· 1/.000 10/.311 3/.000 334/194 .238/.304/.450/.755 .726/.775 .759 57/.603 5/1 17/11
55.Kalish* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 114/90 .248/.292/.400/.692 .458/.759 .642 64/.661 3/0 3/2
25.Lowell G/S/vP 4/.750 2/2.000 1/2.000 10/.422 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 4/1.750 5/.000 206/120 .226/.291/.349/.641 .567/.694 .581 71/.500 0/0 4/2
12.Lowrie# G/S/vP 2/2.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/no AB ··· 1/.000 1/no AB 128/75 .255/.359/.445/.805 .926/.720 .893 65/.654 1/0 4/5
41.Martinez# G/S/vP 5/.000 2/1.500 3/.666 9/.888 4/.750 ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/3.000 1/.000 457/323 .295/.344/.474/.817 1.198/.658 .735 97/.958 1/0 15/4
54.McDonald G/S/vP 3/1.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· 4/.833 ··· ··· 1/no AB 1/.000 1/.000 323/179 .278/.347/.447/.794 .845/.754 .808 48/1.068 9/1 9/1
60.Nava# G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 148/118 .248/.345/.364/.709 .542/.747 .555 41/.383 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 8/.500 3/.333 4/1.500 9/2.528 5/1.000 ··· 2/.500 1/no AB 1/.000 4/.500 533/367 .258/.362/.525/.887 .565/1.047 .839 94/.833 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 2/1.000 7/1 6/2
46.Reddick* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 36/34 .257/.278/.400/.678 1.500/.628 .561 10/1.200 1/0 0/0
39.Saltalamacchia# G/S/vP 7/.143 3/.833 1/.000 5/1.400 4/.750 ··· ··· ··· 4/.000 1/2.000 24/10 .200/.333/.350/.683 .721/.633 .671 11/.495 0/0 0/1
16.Scutaro G/S/vP 14/1.285 4/.000 3/2.334 5/.400 4/.833 ··· ··· 1/no AB 7/.000 4/1.250 630/458 .274/.332/.390/.722 .726/.721 .689 89/.860 3/4 11/18
33.Varitek# G/S/vP 3/.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 161.0 47.0 46.1 15.2 64.1 2.0 21.1 6.2 34.2 52.1 TOTAL .267/.339/.452/.791 .795/.790 .779 .735 50/15 188/108
ERA-K/9 3.47/5.4 1.53/7.7 3.88/8.2 5.17/5.2 3.36/9.0 4.50/9.0 3.80/10.1 1.35/9.4 4.67/8.8 3.10/6.0 3.54/6.8

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Cash (32-7-7)
 Martinez (86-24-4)
 Saltalamacchia (6-1-0)
 Varitek (26-7-1)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 650/.248 180/.201 210/.277 70/.354 259/.197 11/.400 88/.208 28/.174 151/.242 218/.244 .242  McDonald
 Patterson
 Kalish
 Hall
 Reddick
 Nava
 Drew
26/63/28/9
42/18/0/4
12/21/2/3
46/7/6/1
3/6/6/1
41/0/0/1
0/0/122/0
OPS .670 .546 .769 .776 .627 .855 .612 .557 .754 .704 .689
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 168/.658 80/.564 91/.616 36/.856 95/.573 6/.900 37/.610 12/.788 57/.996 66/1.066 .707
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 482/.674 100/.531 119/.893 34/.688 164/.659 5/.800 51/.613 16/.350 94/.619 152/.561 .678
Home 388/.673 108/.526 103/.747 32/.781 128/.617 4/.500 50/.353 24/.568 77/.590 112/.515
Last 28d days 126/.541 24/.514 33/.732 53/.706 44/.593 11/.855 33/.502 10/.200 30/.718 21/.340
HR/SB/CS 15/1/1 3/3/1 7/1/1 0/3/1 8/4/1 0/0/0 2/5/0 0/0/0 5/3/0 4/1/1 133/76/29
Usage ····X··· X··o·o·o ····X·o· ······X· oX·o·o·o ······o· ·o··o··· ····X·o· ········ ·······o
Athletics Batters (4.06 RS/G) vs. RedSox Pitchers (4.61 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 19.Beckett
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
43.Fox
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 ··· 2/.000 3/.667 2/1.500 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 3/.666 5/.650 ··· 604/438 .280/.400/.414/.814 .853/.799 .826 107/1.027 7/3 8/10
25.Carson G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 60/13 .158/.167/.281/.447 .488/.308 .296 18/.361 3/0 2/0
4.Crisp# G/S/vP ··· 1/2.000 2/.500 2/3.000 1/2.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 303/220 .276/.337/.440/.777 .933/.716 .900 107/.781 28/2 8/2
32.Cust* G/S/vP 9/.347 2/.000 4/.833 1/3.000 1/no AB ··· ··· ··· 5/1.850 7/.143 1/no AB 345/285 .277/.409/.442/.851 .703/.884 .904 92/.880 1/1 10/1
11.Davis G/S/vP ··· 2/1.000 3/.000 1/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 1/.000 2/1.000 1/.000 476/348 .271/.307/.372/.680 .798/.636 .679 95/.599 44/8 5/3
14.Ellis G/S/vP 20/.800 3/1.167 3/.333 1/.000 1/no AB ··· ··· ··· 3/1.000 10/.700 1/.000 406/310 .272/.345/.347/.692 .739/.678 .612 99/.760 4/5 3/3
18.Gross* G/S/vP 20/.435 ··· 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 1/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/no AB 184/157 .201/.261/.343/.604 .431/.633 .653 13/.580 1/0 5/4
5.Kouzmanoff G/S/vP 3/.333 4/1.250 1/.000 1/2.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 2/2.500 ··· 539/404 .256/.291/.404/.696 .764/.673 .697 72/.764 2/1 14/11
19.Larish* G/S/vP 3/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 2/.500 1/.000 61/53 .179/.246/.321/.567 .393/.592 .303 48/.643 0/0 2/2
2.Pennington# G/S/vP ··· 2/.500 3/.666 1/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 504/388 .249/.322/.357/.679 .565/.715 .664 87/.522 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 9/.444 2/.000 5/.200 2/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 6/.900 6/.666 1/.000 465/347 .246/.308/.374/.681 .527/.732 .725 93/.582 3/2 12/8
30.Tolleson G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 36/19 .324/.361/.353/.714 .765/.663 .777 29/.750 0/0 0/1
IP 102.0 52.2 66.2 10.0 3.1 25.0 5.2 9.2 37.0 59.0 13.0 TOTAL .256/.324/.375/.699 .694/.700 .709 .704 134/31 89/95
ERA-K/9 5.91/8.4 3.76/6.5 1.89/8.8 3.60/5.4 8.10/8.2 4.32/8.3 3.18/0.0 5.59/3.7 5.11/6.6 3.36/9.2 4.15/8.3 4.22/7.4

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

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 456/.286 217/.244 261/.173 41/.308 18/.286 113/.270 21/.211 41/.222 179/.335 244/.201 64/.300 .253  Gross
 Davis
 Cust
 Hermida
 Crisp
 Carson
 Larish
31/9/45/6
41/69/25/4
12/0/3/3
47/0/7/3
0/67/0/2
6/1/18/2
7/0/0/0
OPS .825 .717 .532 .854 .730 .789 .449 1.012 .891 .638 .889 .727
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 258/.917 105/.877 137/.465 21/1.008 11/.990 40/.576 9/.619 16/.774 81/.818 128/.676 33/1.100 .760
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 198/.705 112/.570 124/.600 20/.700 7/.286 73/.911 12/.333 25/1.146 98/.953 116/.595 31/.675 .697
Road 234/.879 76/.794 150/.632 19/1.140 9/.476 46/.911 / 16/.588 86/.997 129/.736 29/.761
Last 28d days 110/.713 50/.703 52/.566 25/.738 18/.730 27/.833 21/.449 13/1.476 20/.522 35/.501 14/.625
HR/SB/CS 14/15/1 7/5/2 5/7/1 1/2/0 0/1/0 3/1/1 0/1/0 5/0/0 5/1/1 6/8/0 2/2/0 133/142/37
Usage ······X· ···X·X·X X··o··oo ·X··X··· ·X··oX·· ········ ········ ·o··X·X· o··o·ooX ······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.