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Game Preview: BOS @ TBR, 7:10pm, Monday, May 24, 2010 @Tropicana Field

RedSox, 24-21, 24-214th, 8½ GB, 2½ GB in WC

SP: Clay Buchholz (25, RHP, 5-3, 3.26)

2010 Gamelogs / 2010 Splits / vs. TBR Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2010 (5-3) 49.2 48 24 18 23 35 2 3.26
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 4-3 44.2 41 21 16 21 34 1 3.22 53
2010-05-19 MIN W 8.0 5 2 2 1 7 0 104 70
2010-05-14 @DET W 6.1 3 1 1 5 3 0 111 61
2010-05-08 NYY L 5.0 9 6 5 5 1 1 93 23
2010-05-03 LAA W 5.2 8 4 4 3 2 0 109 36
2010-04-27 @TOR W 8.0 7 1 1 2 4 0 117 66
2010-04-22 TEX L 6.2 6 3 3 1 10 0 114 59
2010-04-17 TBR L 5.0 3 4 0 4 7 0 108 56
Last 5 v.TBR 2-2 31.1 22 11 7 14 30 1 2.01 60
2010-04-17 TBR L 5.0 3 4 0 4 7 0 108 56
2009-09-13 TBR ND 7.0 5 1 1 3 5 0 97 65
2009-09-03 @TBR W 6.0 6 3 3 1 3 0 91 50
2008-05-02 TBR W 5.1 5 1 1 4 6 0 96 56
2008-04-26 @TBR L 8.0 3 2 2 2 9 1 113 75
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   14-11   Road:   10-10   ExtrInn: 1-6 
 vsRHP:  14-15   vsLHP:  10-6    1-Run:   9-7 
 vsEast: 10-14   vsCntrl: 6-5    vsWest:  6-1  IL: 2-1 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 45 Sun, May 23  @PHI  W   8-3       24-21  4th  8.5 gb
 44 Sat, May 22  @PHI  W   5-0       23-21  4th  8.5 gb
 43 Fri, May 21  @PHI  L   1-5       22-21  4th  8.5 gb
 42 Thu, May 20   MIN  W   6-2       22-20  4th  8.5 gb
 41 Wed, May 19   MIN  W   3-2       21-20  4th  8.5 gb
 40 Tue, May 18  @NYY  W   7-6       20-20  4th  8.5 gb
 39 Mon, May 17  @NYY  L   9-11      19-20  4th  8.5 gb
 38 Sun, May 16  @DET  L   1-5       19-19  4th  7.5 gb
 37 Sat, May 15  @DET  L   6-7 (12)  19-18  4th  6.5 gb
 36 Fri, May 14  @DET  W   7-2       19-17  4th  5.5 gb
 Last 10: 6-4    Last 20:13-7    Last 30:18-12
Rays, 32-12, 32-121st, 6 up

SP: Wade Davis (24, RHP, 4-3, 3.35)

2010 Gamelogs / 2010 Splits / vs. BOS Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2010 (4-3) 45.2 39 17 17 24 34 6 3.35
2009 (2-2) 36.1 33 19 15 13 36 2 3.72
Last 7 GS 4-2 39.2 32 13 13 20 31 5 2.95 55
2010-05-19 @NYY W 5.2 7 2 2 3 7 1 108 51
2010-05-14 SEA L 6.0 5 3 3 3 2 2 111 49
2010-05-08 @OAK L 5.0 6 3 3 2 3 0 99 44
2010-05-02 KCR W 7.0 3 0 0 3 5 0 102 73
2010-04-27 OAK W 5.0 7 4 4 2 4 1 95 39
2010-04-21 @CHW W 6.0 2 0 0 3 6 0 86 71
2010-04-16 @BOS ND 5.0 2 1 1 4 4 1 104 59
Last 5 v.BOS 0-1 7.2 8 9 9 8 7 1 10.57 36
2010-04-16 @BOS ND 5.0 2 1 1 4 4 1 104 59
2009-09-12 @BOS L 2.2 6 8 8 4 3 0 71 13
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   13-7    Road:   19-5    ExtrInn: 3-2 
 vsRHP:  17-7    vsLHP:  15-5    1-Run:   8-6 
 vsEast: 14-4    vsCntrl: 6-3    vsWest: 10-4  IL: 2-1 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 44 Sun, May 23  @HOU  W  10-6       32-12  1st  6.0 up
 43 Sat, May 22  @HOU  W   4-2       31-12  1st  5.0 up
 42 Fri, May 21  @HOU  L   1-2       30-12  1st  4.0 up
 41 Thu, May 20  @NYY  W   8-6       30-11  1st  5.0 up
 40 Wed, May 19  @NYY  W  10-6       29-11  1st  4.0 up
 39 Tue, May 18   CLE  W   6-2       28-11  1st  3.0 up
 38 Mon, May 17   CLE  W   4-3 (11)  27-11  1st  2.0 up
 37 Sun, May 16   SEA  W   2-1       26-11  1st  2.0 up
 36 Sat, May 15   SEA  W   3-2       25-11  1st  1.0 up
 35 Fri, May 14   SEA  L   3-4       24-11  1st  1.0 up
 Last 10: 8-2    Last 20:15-5    Last 30:22-8 
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Mon, Apr 19, 2010 TBR  8 @BOS  2        W:Jeff Niemann (1-0), L: John Lackey (1-1), S: none
Sun, Apr 18, 2010 TBR  7 @BOS  1        W:Matt Garza (3-0), L: Jon Lester (0-2), S: none
Sat, Apr 17, 2010 TBR  6 @BOS  5        W:James Shields (1-0), L: Clay Buchholz (1-1), S: Rafael Soriano (4)
Fri, Apr 16, 2010 TBR  3 @BOS  1 (12)   W:Lance Cormier (2-0), L: Manny Delcarmen (0-1), S: Rafael Soriano (3)

Sun, Sep 13, 2009 BOS  4  TBR  0        W:Jon Lester (13-7), L: James Shields (9-11), S: none
Sun, Sep 13, 2009 BOS  3  TBR  1        W:Hideki Okajima (6-0), L: Matt Garza (7-10), S: Jonathan Papelbon (36)
Sat, Sep 12, 2009 BOS  9  TBR  1  (5)   W:Josh Beckett (15-6), L: Wade Davis (0-1), S: none
Thu, Sep 03, 2009 BOS  6 @TBR  3        W:Clay Buchholz (4-3), L: David Price (7-7), S: Jonathan Papelbon (34)
Wed, Sep 02, 2009 TBR  8  BOS  5        W:J.P. Howell (7-4), L: Ramon Ramirez (7-4), S: Dan Wheeler (2)
Tue, Sep 01, 2009 BOS  8 @TBR  4        W:Jon Lester (11-7), L: Andy Sonnanstine (6-8), S: Jonathan Papelbon (33)
Season Series: 2010 - TBR leads 4-0; 2009 - Tied 9-9; 2008 - TBR won 10-8; All-Time - BOS leads 128-81

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  5.59

CHC  4.51

HOU  3.00

RA/G

TBR  3.14

TEX  4.49

ARI  6.11

BA

J. Morneau  .383

C. Pena  .187

C. Pena  .187

OBP

J. Morneau  .497

J. Lopez  .240

J. Lopez  .240

SLG

J. Morneau  .701

C. Figgins  .252

C. Figgins  .252

OPS

J. Morneau  1.199

J. Lopez  .503

J. Lopez  .503

ERA

U. Jimenez  .99

E. Santana  3.75

J. Beckett  7.29

K/9IP

B. Morrow  11.80

W. Davis  6.70

N. Blackburn  2.50

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RedSox Batters (5.18 RS/G) vs. Rays Pitchers (3.14 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 40.Davis
G/S/vB
50.Balfour
G/S/vB
53.Benoit
G/S/vB
36.Choate*
G/S/vB
31.Cormier
G/S/vB
21.Sonnanstine
G/S/vB
29.Soriano
G/S/vB
35.Wheeler
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
29.Beltre G/S/vP 5/.400 5/.000 17/.694 1/no AB 6/.334 13/1.077 ··· 4/.500 175/122 .325/.360/.466/.826 .730/.868 .834 102/.909 1/1 3/7
7.Drew* G/S/vP 5/.400 9/.333 5/.000 7/1.314 8/.833 18/1.154 3/.000 12/.258 179/118 .277/.358/.465/.822 .535/.977 .928 102/1.006 1/1 6/0
2.Ellsbury* G/S/vP 2/.000 7/.786 2/.000 1/.000 12/.864 18/.611 1/.000 3/.000 40/33 .282/.300/.385/.685 .286/.771 .818 10/.311 2/0 0/0
22.Hall G/S/vP 2/.000 1/.000 ··· 2/.000 2/1.000 ··· 3/.000 7/1.286 79/38 .188/.282/.333/.615 .629/.600 .713 47/.656 1/0 3/2
32.Hermida* G/S/vP 2/1.000 2/.500 ··· ··· 6/.334 12/1.409 11/.384 4/.000 110/92 .220/.282/.400/.682 .410/.734 .599 63/.552 1/0 4/3
25.Lowell G/S/vP ··· 9/1.431 4/2.417 4/.000 12/.917 23/1.197 3/.333 23/.372 72/40 .238/.333/.365/.698 .626/.757 .368 38/.686 0/0 1/0
41.Martinez# G/S/vP 2/1.000 5/1.100 10/.425 1/.000 10/.600 11/.586 2/.000 2/.000 169/120 .259/.308/.437/.744 1.211/.553 .595 94/.792 0/0 6/1
54.McDonald G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 105/65 .263/.320/.400/.720 1.024/.535 .607 84/.610 2/0 3/1
34.Ortiz* G/S/vP 4/.833 9/.708 21/.723 2/.500 12/.555 24/.568 2/2.500 11/.573 126/95 .248/.317/.522/.840 .612/.915 1.037 71/1.063 0/1 8/0
15.Pedroia G/S/vP 5/.650 8/.708 7/.929 1/.000 13/.770 24/.675 4/.750 8/.000 208/150 .261/.338/.472/.810 .583/.891 .866 113/.722 2/1 8/1
13.Sanchez G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 3/1 .000/.000/.000/.000 .000/.000 3/.000 0/0 0/0
16.Scutaro G/S/vP 3/.000 5/1.000 13/.885 ··· 8/1.000 4/.500 6/.500 6/.334 199/141 .263/.357/.339/.696 .685/.700 .700 111/.660 1/2 2/6
33.Varitek# G/S/vP 4/1.250 13/.077 16/.750 1/.000 7/.453 17/1.071 5/.600 10/.500 51/37 .311/.392/.756/1.148 1.352/1.066 1.127 22/.997 0/0 6/0
20.Youkilis G/S/vP 4/1.250 7/1.571 7/.143 1/.000 13/.731 22/.852 4/.250 11/1.364 194/143 .322/.459/.612/1.071 1.617/.900 1.058 104/1.226 1/0 9/0
IP 45.2 19.1 8.0 11.1 17.2 17.0 19.1 14.2 TOTAL .267/.345/.451/.795 .800/.794 .798 .818 12/6 60/33
ERA-K/9 3.35/6.7 2.33/9.3 0.00/14.6 7.15/9.6 3.06/3.6 4.24/4.2 1.40/7.5 2.45/9.8 2.87/7.4

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Martinez (36-7-2)
 Varitek (14-3-0)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 192/.239 74/.200 26/.080 52/.255 81/.288 72/.224 73/.182 57/.173 .227  McDonald
 Hermida
 Hall
 Ellsbury
 Drew
5/29/2/4
31/0/2/1
21/4/2/1
6/3/0/0
0/0/43/0
OPS .735 .548 .195 .733 .747 .726 .534 .573 .653
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 109/.728 30/.775 14/.368 39/.462 53/.791 37/.776 30/.497 10/.550 .661
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 83/.744 44/.397 12/.000 13/1.532 28/.668 35/.671 43/.558 47/.575 .646
Home 101/.788 33/.697 13/.237 39/.713 40/.896 40/.801 40/.639 28/.522
Last 28d days 123/.786 40/.555 26/.195 29/.252 47/.947 33/.797 44/.407 31/.536
HR/SB/CS 6/4/3 1/0/0 0/0/0 2/1/0 0/3/0 4/1/0 1/1/0 2/0/1 39/22/9
Usage ····X··· Xo···X·· o···o·X· ···o·ooo o···X·oo ····XXo· oo·o··oo X··o·ooo
Rays Batters (5.45 RS/G) vs. RedSox Pitchers (5.11 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 11.Buchholz
G/S/vB
51.Bard
G/S/vB
17.Delcarmen
G/S/vB
46.Nelson
G/S/vB
37.Okajima*
G/S/vB
58.Papelbon
G/S/vB
56.Ramirez
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
16.Aybar# G/S/vP ··· 1/no AB 3/1.667 ··· 5/.650 3/.000 2/1.500 74/28 .243/.270/.457/.727 .617/.917 .922 50/.706 0/0 4/0
8.Bartlett G/S/vP 15/.481 2/1.000 14/1.227 4/.500 3/.333 7/.572 6/.000 190/115 .246/.326/.347/.674 .619/.710 .663 107/.692 3/2 1/6
9.Blalock* G/S/vP 5/.400 ··· 5/.400 3/.333 3/.666 4/1.000 4/.500 18/15 .313/.389/.500/.889 .000/1.082 .500 18/.889 1/0 1/1
15.Brignac* G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 94/87 .306/.372/.459/.831 .452/.860 .859 61/.856 0/1 2/4
13.Crawford* G/S/vP 16/.646 2/.000 12/1.401 ··· 11/.182 14/.445 6/.666 192/113 .324/.381/.506/.887 .813/.936 .864 108/.873 14/4 3/0
28.Jaso* G/S/vP 2/3.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 80/65 .349/.475/.540/1.015 .750/1.076 .795 60/.903 0/0 2/3
19.Kapler G/S/vP ··· ··· 2/.500 1/.000 2/2.000 ··· ··· 72/15 .270/.347/.349/.696 .686/.733 .742 43/.682 1/1 1/0
3.Longoria G/S/vP 15/.666 2/2.500 8/1.333 2/.000 9/.444 3/.000 6/.167 189/115 .319/.386/.578/.965 .929/.986 1.135 107/.995 7/2 9/7
30.Navarro# G/S/vP 3/.666 1/.000 13/.308 2/.500 7/.334 8/1.000 3/.000 91/46 .188/.270/.238/.507 .503/.511 .607 42/.675 0/0 0/2
23.Pena* G/S/vP 12/.258 2/no AB 10/1.214 ··· 10/.833 7/1.229 4/2.083 178/113 .187/.303/.360/.663 .667/.661 .621 101/.533 2/1 7/3
1.Rodriguez G/S/vP 2/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 2/.000 76/52 .214/.263/.343/.606 .897/.467 .442 39/.582 0/1 1/0
2.Upton G/S/vP 7/1.171 1/.000 10/.900 2/1.000 7/.286 9/.111 6/.167 172/111 .213/.291/.381/.671 .861/.573 .589 94/.532 14/4 5/2
18.Zobrist# G/S/vP 9/.583 3/.333 5/.600 ··· 4/.833 5/.000 6/.000 190/120 .309/.385/.438/.823 .653/.924 .715 108/.887 9/1 2/1
IP 49.2 23.0 21.0 2.0 13.2 20.0 17.0 TOTAL .261/.339/.418/.757 .702/.789 .747 .745 51/17 40/36
ERA-K/9 3.26/6.3 2.35/10.2 2.14/4.7 4.50/4.5 5.27/7.2 3.15/6.8 6.35/6.4 4.65/7.0

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Jaso (11-4-1)
 Navarro (8-4-0)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 213/.257 93/.175 83/.143 9/.333 65/.316 84/.194 78/.296 .253  Crawford
 Zobrist
 Upton
 Rodriguez
 Kapler
 Brignac
43/0/0/5
0/2/37/3
0/43/0/1
1/4/0/0
4/0/21/0
0/0/1/0
OPS .679 .573 .511 .667 .884 .690 .951 .746
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 116/.717 49/.320 38/.477 6/1.000 28/.771 44/.777 34/1.131 .766
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 97/.631 44/.855 45/.539 3/.000 37/.951 40/.590 44/.819 .728
Road 83/.618 45/.728 32/.303 9/.667 25/1.167 40/.837 36/1.014
Last 28d days 140/.673 46/.658 45/.608 9/.667 25/.689 38/.800 39/.918
HR/SB/CS 2/5/2 3/2/0 2/0/0 0/0/0 2/0/0 3/2/0 4/0/0 47/50/10
Usage ····X··· ·o··XoX· ··o··X·· ··X····· ·····X·· ·····XX· X····o··

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.