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Game Preview: BOS @ TBR, 7:10pm, Tuesday, May 25, 2010 @Tropicana Field

RedSox, 25-21, 25-214th, 7½ GB, 2 GB in WC

SP: Jon Lester (26, LHP, 4-2, 3.47)

2010 Gamelogs / 2010 Splits / vs. TBR Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2010 (4-2) 59.2 45 24 23 23 63 4 3.47
2009 (15-8) 203.1 186 80 77 64 225 20 3.41
2008 (16-6) 210.1 202 78 75 66 152 14 3.21
Last 7 GS 4-1 49.2 31 16 15 17 54 4 2.72 65
2010-05-20 MIN W 9.0 6 2 1 0 9 0 103 78
2010-05-15 @DET ND 7.0 4 4 4 4 10 0 117 59
2010-05-09 NYY W 7.0 4 2 2 2 7 2 102 66
2010-05-04 LAA W 8.0 5 1 1 2 5 0 120 71
2010-04-28 @TOR W 7.0 1 0 0 2 11 0 119 84
2010-04-23 BAL ND 5.2 4 0 0 4 7 0 113 64
2010-04-18 TBR L 6.0 7 7 7 3 5 2 104 32
Last 5 v.TBR 2-2 30.1 29 18 18 11 37 4 5.34 51
2010-04-18 TBR L 6.0 7 7 7 3 5 2 104 32
2009-09-13 TBR W 8.0 2 0 0 3 7 0 105 82
2009-09-01 @TBR W 6.0 7 2 2 2 9 1 97 57
2009-08-04 @TBR ND 6.0 3 1 1 2 10 0 110 70
2009-05-09 TBR L 4.1 10 8 8 1 6 1 89 16
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   14-11   Road:   11-10   ExtrInn: 1-6 
 vsRHP:  15-15   vsLHP:  10-6    1-Run:   9-7 
 vsEast: 11-14   vsCntrl: 6-5    vsWest:  6-1  IL: 2-1 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 46 Mon, May 24  @TBR  W   6-1       25-21  4th  7.5 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
 Last 10: 6-4    Last 20:13-7    Last 30:19-11
Rays, 32-13, 32-131st, 5½ up

SP: James Shields (28, RHP, 5-1, 3.08)

2010 Gamelogs / 2010 Splits / vs. BOS Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2010 (5-1) 61.1 67 25 21 12 66 9 3.08
2009 (11-12) 219.2 239 113 101 52 167 29 4.14
2008 (14-8) 215.0 208 94 85 40 160 24 3.56
Last 7 GS 5-1 50.0 54 20 16 7 55 6 2.88 59
2010-05-20 @NYY W 7.1 8 4 3 1 7 1 108 54
2010-05-15 SEA ND 8.0 6 2 2 0 10 1 93 72
2010-05-09 @OAK L 6.0 11 4 2 1 6 0 108 43
2010-05-04 @SEA W 8.0 8 2 2 0 10 0 110 68
2010-04-28 OAK W 7.0 6 2 1 1 12 1 101 70
2010-04-22 @CHW W 7.0 6 2 2 3 3 1 110 57
2010-04-17 @BOS W 6.2 9 4 4 1 7 2 121 46
Last 5 v.BOS 2-3 31.1 40 19 19 10 28 6 5.46 45
2010-04-17 @BOS W 6.2 9 4 4 1 7 2 121 46
2009-09-13 @BOS L 6.0 6 3 3 3 6 0 100 51
2009-05-08 @BOS L 6.0 10 5 5 1 7 2 106 38
2009-05-03 BOS W 7.1 6 2 2 2 6 0 102 62
2009-04-07 @BOS L 5.1 9 5 5 3 2 2 101 29
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   13-8    Road:   19-5    ExtrInn: 3-2 
 vsRHP:  17-8    vsLHP:  15-5    1-Run:   8-6 
 vsEast: 14-5    vsCntrl: 6-3    vsWest: 10-4  IL: 2-1 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 45 Mon, May 24   BOS  L   1-6       32-13  1st  5.5 up
 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
 Last 10: 8-2    Last 20:14-6    Last 30:21-9 
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Mon, May 24, 2010 BOS  6 @TBR  1        W:Clay Buchholz (6-3), L: Wade Davis (4-4), S: none
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)
Season Series: 2010 - TBR leads 4-1; 2009 - Tied 9-9; 2008 - TBR won 10-8; All-Time - BOS leads 129-81

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  3.20

TEX  4.49

ARI  6.11

BA

J. Morneau  .383

  

C. Pena  .191

OBP

J. Morneau  .497

  

J. Lopez  .240

SLG

J. Morneau  .701

  

C. Figgins  .252

OPS

J. Morneau  1.199

  

J. Lopez  .503

ERA

U. Jimenez  .99

F. Hernandez  3.80

J. Beckett  7.29

K/9IP

B. Morrow  11.80

C. Wilson  6.75

N. Blackburn  2.50

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RedSox Batters (5.20 RS/G) vs. Rays Pitchers (3.20 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 33.Shields
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 19/.600 5/.000 17/.694 1/no AB 7/.572 14/1.000 ··· 4/.500 179/126 .335/.369/.473/.842 .730/.888 .867 102/.934 1/1 3/7
7.Drew* G/S/vP 30/1.174 9/.333 5/.000 7/1.314 9/.730 19/1.090 3/.000 12/.258 183/122 .272/.355/.456/.811 .535/.955 .899 102/.958 1/1 6/0
2.Ellsbury* G/S/vP 25/.367 7/.786 2/.000 1/.000 13/.788 19/.579 1/.000 3/.000 45/38 .250/.267/.341/.608 .286/.668 .679 15/.205 2/0 0/0
22.Hall G/S/vP ··· 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 22/.618 2/.500 ··· ··· 7/.286 13/1.455 11/.384 4/.000 114/96 .231/.289/.404/.693 .410/.745 .629 63/.586 1/0 4/3
25.Lowell G/S/vP 28/.821 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 37/.668 0/0 1/0
41.Martinez# G/S/vP 16/.813 5/1.100 10/.425 1/.000 10/.600 11/.586 2/.000 2/.000 171/122 .258/.310/.434/.744 1.211/.554 .597 92/.804 0/0 6/1
54.McDonald G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 105/65 .263/.320/.400/.720 1.024/.535 .607 80/.642 2/0 3/1
34.Ortiz* G/S/vP 30/1.313 9/.708 21/.723 2/.500 13/.685 25/.544 2/2.500 11/.573 130/99 .256/.323/.547/.870 .612/.951 1.087 72/1.127 0/1 9/0
15.Pedroia G/S/vP 28/1.269 8/.708 7/.929 1/.000 14/.715 25/.781 4/.750 8/.000 213/155 .270/.344/.481/.825 .583/.909 .895 113/.751 2/1 8/1
16.Scutaro G/S/vP 43/.629 5/1.000 13/.885 ··· 9/.888 5/.400 6/.500 6/.334 203/145 .257/.350/.331/.681 .685/.679 .668 110/.646 1/2 2/6
33.Varitek# G/S/vP 22/.560 13/.077 16/.750 1/.000 8/.393 18/1.007 5/.600 10/.500 54/40 .313/.389/.729/1.118 1.352/1.032 1.073 25/.950 0/0 6/0
20.Youkilis G/S/vP 29/.361 7/1.571 7/.143 1/.000 14/1.055 24/.774 4/.250 11/1.364 199/148 .321/.457/.622/1.079 1.617/.916 1.078 105/1.293 1/0 10/0
IP 61.1 19.1 8.0 11.1 20.0 20.0 19.1 14.2 TOTAL .269/.345/.452/.797 .800/.797 .802 .830 12/6 62/33
ERA-K/9 3.08/9.7 2.33/9.3 0.00/14.6 7.15/9.6 3.15/3.1 3.60/5.4 1.40/7.5 2.45/9.8 2.94/7.4

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

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 261/.270 74/.200 26/.080 52/.255 90/.293 82/.221 73/.182 57/.173 .229  McDonald
 Hall
 Hermida
 Drew
 Ellsbury
5/29/2/4
21/4/2/1
32/0/2/1
0/0/44/0
6/4/0/0
OPS .746 .548 .195 .733 .775 .697 .534 .573 .659
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 156/.738 30/.775 14/.368 39/.462 58/.755 42/.728 30/.497 10/.550 .662
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 105/.759 44/.397 12/.000 13/1.532 32/.810 40/.662 43/.558 47/.575 .656
Home 110/.753 33/.697 13/.237 39/.713 49/.920 50/.739 40/.639 28/.522
Last 28d days 149/.661 34/.408 26/.195 25/.295 51/.911 43/.726 41/.438 31/.536
HR/SB/CS 9/2/0 1/0/0 0/0/0 2/1/0 1/3/0 4/1/0 1/1/0 2/0/1 41/22/9
Usage ····X··· ·Xo···X· ·o···o·X ····o·oo Xo···X·o X····XXo ·oo·o··o ·X··o·oo
Rays Batters (5.36 RS/G) vs. RedSox Pitchers (5.02 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 31.Lester*
G/S/vB
48.Atchison
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 15/.600 ··· 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 28/.739 1/.000 2/1.000 14/1.227 4/.500 4/.250 7/.572 6/.000 194/118 .246/.325/.351/.675 .610/.719 .668 106/.669 3/2 1/6
9.Blalock* G/S/vP 10/.733 ··· 1/.000 5/.400 3/.333 3/.666 4/1.000 4/.500 22/19 .250/.318/.400/.718 .000/.839 .333 22/.718 1/0 1/1
15.Brignac* G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 1/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 96/89 .299/.365/.448/.813 .452/.840 .812 59/.794 0/1 2/4
13.Crawford* G/S/vP 34/.593 5/1.733 2/.000 12/1.401 ··· 12/.166 14/.445 6/.666 196/116 .322/.378/.500/.878 .802/.928 .845 108/.893 14/4 3/0
28.Jaso* G/S/vP ··· 1/3.000 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 84/69 .328/.452/.507/.960 .750/1.006 .710 60/.771 0/0 2/3
19.Kapler G/S/vP 12/.833 1/.000 ··· 2/.500 1/.000 3/1.167 ··· ··· 73/15 .266/.342/.344/.686 .674/.733 .713 44/.666 1/1 1/0
3.Longoria G/S/vP 24/.898 2/2.500 3/1.666 8/1.333 2/.000 9/.444 3/.000 6/.167 193/119 .318/.383/.571/.954 .929/.968 1.104 107/.984 7/2 9/7
30.Navarro# G/S/vP 25/.625 1/.000 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 34/1.215 4/.000 2/no AB 10/1.214 ··· 11/.741 7/1.229 4/2.083 181/115 .191/.309/.382/.691 .656/.711 .684 100/.574 2/1 8/3
1.Rodriguez G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 2/.000 76/52 .214/.263/.343/.606 .897/.467 .442 39/.582 0/1 1/0
2.Upton G/S/vP 34/.610 3/.000 1/.000 10/.900 2/1.000 8/.250 9/.111 6/.167 175/113 .215/.291/.380/.671 .845/.580 .592 93/.502 14/4 5/2
18.Zobrist# G/S/vP 16/.833 2/.000 3/.333 5/.600 ··· 5/.650 5/.000 6/.000 194/123 .307/.382/.434/.816 .643/.917 .704 108/.908 9/1 2/1
IP 59.2 10.1 24.0 21.0 2.0 15.2 20.0 17.0 TOTAL .260/.337/.415/.752 .695/.786 .737 .729 51/17 41/36
ERA-K/9 3.47/9.5 6.10/7.9 2.25/10.1 2.14/4.7 4.50/4.5 4.60/6.3 3.15/6.8 6.35/6.4 4.58/7.0

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

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 245/.211 45/.250 96/.169 83/.143 9/.333 71/.286 84/.194 78/.296 .252  Crawford
 Zobrist
 Upton
 Kapler
 Brignac
 Rodriguez
44/0/0/5
0/2/38/3
0/44/0/1
4/0/22/0
0/0/1/0
1/4/0/0
OPS .630 .886 .554 .511 .667 .803 .690 .951 .742
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 64/.688 25/.956 51/.307 38/.477 6/1.000 30/.713 44/.777 34/1.131 .760
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 181/.609 20/.800 45/.834 45/.539 3/.000 41/.856 40/.590 44/.819 .725
Road 79/.567 17/.953 48/.677 32/.303 9/.667 31/.919 40/.837 36/1.014
Last 28d days 140/.493 / 49/.613 45/.608 9/.667 31/.547 38/.800 36/1.002
HR/SB/CS 4/6/2 3/2/0 3/2/0 2/0/0 0/0/0 2/0/0 3/2/0 4/0/0 48/50/10
Usage ····X··· ········ o·o··XoX ···o··X· ···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.