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Game Preview: BOS @ TBR, 7:10pm, Wednesday, May 26, 2010 @Tropicana Field

RedSox, 26-21, 26-214th, 6½ GB, 1½ GB in WC

SP: John Lackey (31, RHP, 4-3, 5.07)

2010 Gamelogs / 2010 Splits / vs. TBR Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2010 (4-3) 55.0 60 32 31 26 34 7 5.07
2009 (11-8) 176.1 177 84 75 47 139 17 3.83
2008 (12-5) 163.1 161 71 68 40 130 26 3.75
Last 7 GS 3-3 42.1 50 30 29 20 29 7 6.17 43
2010-05-21 @PHI L 5.0 6 4 4 5 3 2 107 37
2010-05-16 @DET L 7.0 9 5 5 4 4 1 123 39
2010-05-10 TOR W 6.0 8 6 6 3 6 1 96 35
2010-05-05 LAA W 7.0 2 1 1 2 4 1 102 71
2010-04-30 @BAL ND 7.0 6 3 2 3 6 0 120 58
2010-04-24 BAL W 7.0 10 3 3 2 3 1 111 46
2010-04-19 TBR L 3.1 9 8 8 1 3 1 79 12
Last 5 v.TBR 3-2 29.2 36 21 20 9 29 3 6.07 45
2010-04-19 TBR L 3.1 9 8 8 1 3 1 79 12
2009-06-10 @TBR L 5.0 11 9 8 2 2 2 98 11
2008-06-11 TBR W 7.1 4 2 2 2 7 0 99 67
2007-09-18 TBD W 8.0 5 1 1 2 10 0 105 76
2007-04-25 TBD W 6.0 7 1 1 2 7 0 109 59
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   14-11   Road:   12-10   ExtrInn: 1-6 
 vsRHP:  16-15   vsLHP:  10-6    1-Run:   9-7 
 vsEast: 12-14   vsCntrl: 6-5    vsWest:  6-1  IL: 2-1 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 47 Tue, May 25  @TBR  W   2-0       26-21  4th  6.5 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
 Last 10: 7-3    Last 20:13-7    Last 30:19-11
Rays, 32-14, 32-141st, 5 up

SP: Matt Garza (26, RHP, 5-2, 2.37)

2010 Gamelogs / 2010 Splits / vs. BOS Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2010 (5-2) 64.2 50 18 17 20 54 5 2.37
2009 (8-12) 203.0 177 93 89 79 189 25 3.95
2008 (11-9) 184.2 170 83 76 59 128 19 3.70
Last 7 GS 3-2 48.2 40 15 15 15 40 4 2.77 60
2010-05-21 @HOU L 8.0 6 2 2 3 6 0 100 65
2010-05-16 SEA ND 6.0 5 1 1 2 2 0 99 58
2010-05-10 @LAA ND 7.2 7 4 4 1 7 2 117 55
2010-05-05 @SEA W 8.0 5 2 2 1 5 1 109 68
2010-04-29 KCR W 6.0 5 1 1 2 9 1 97 65
2010-04-23 TOR L 5.0 8 5 5 4 6 0 102 33
2010-04-18 @BOS W 8.0 4 0 0 2 5 0 115 77
Last 5 v.BOS 1-1 36.0 29 12 12 9 28 3 3.00 60
2010-04-18 @BOS W 8.0 4 0 0 2 5 0 115 77
2009-09-13 @BOS L 7.1 9 3 3 0 8 1 118 56
2009-09-02 BOS ND 6.2 6 4 4 3 3 0 120 46
2009-08-04 BOS ND 7.0 3 2 2 2 6 2 120 67
2009-05-10 @BOS ND 7.0 7 3 3 2 6 0 116 55
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   13-9    Road:   19-5    ExtrInn: 3-2 
 vsRHP:  17-8    vsLHP:  15-6    1-Run:   8-6 
 vsEast: 14-6    vsCntrl: 6-3    vsWest: 10-4  IL: 2-1 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 46 Tue, May 25   BOS  L   0-2       32-14  1st  5.0 up
 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
 Last 10: 7-3    Last 20:13-7    Last 30:20-10
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Tue, May 25, 2010 BOS  2 @TBR  0        W:Jon Lester (5-2), L: James Shields (5-2), S: Jonathan Papelbon (11)
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)
Season Series: 2010 - TBR leads 4-2; 2009 - Tied 9-9; 2008 - TBR won 10-8; All-Time - BOS leads 130-81

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  5.47

CHC  4.48

HOU  2.96

RA/G

TBR  3.17

CHC  4.52

ARI  6.04

BA

J. Morneau  .383

C. Pennington  .224

C. Pena  .186

OBP

J. Morneau  .497

H. Kendrick  .289

J. Lopez  .241

SLG

J. Morneau  .701

M. Scutaro  .330

C. Figgins  .259

OPS

J. Morneau  1.199

H. Kendrick  .637

J. Lopez  .505

ERA

U. Jimenez  .99

M. Talbot  3.73

J. Beckett  7.29

K/9IP

T. Lincecum  11.01

C. Wilson  6.75

N. Blackburn  2.50

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

RedSox Batters (5.13 RS/G) vs. Rays Pitchers (3.17 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 22.Garza
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 13/.847 5/.000 18/.653 1/no AB 7/.572 14/1.000 ··· 4/.500 183/130 .327/.361/.462/.823 .730/.860 .826 102/.884 1/1 3/7
23.Cameron G/S/vP 2/.000 2/.000 5/.800 3/1.167 1/2.000 ··· 5/.200 3/2.500 39/33 .212/.333/.303/.636 1.100/.553 .388 3/.000 0/0 0/1
7.Drew* G/S/vP 25/.573 9/.333 5/.000 7/1.314 9/.730 19/1.090 3/.000 12/.258 187/126 .272/.353/.451/.804 .535/.939 .879 102/.978 1/1 6/0
2.Ellsbury* G/S/vP 36/.715 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 45/.618 1/0 3/2
32.Hermida* G/S/vP 9/.472 2/.500 1/.000 ··· 7/.286 13/1.455 11/.384 4/.000 118/100 .222/.280/.389/.669 .410/.714 .585 66/.558 1/0 4/3
25.Lowell G/S/vP 20/.450 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 36/.688 0/0 1/0
41.Martinez# G/S/vP 26/.656 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 88/.843 0/0 6/1
54.McDonald G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 105/65 .263/.320/.400/.720 1.024/.535 .607 77/.599 2/0 3/1
34.Ortiz* G/S/vP 27/.751 9/.708 22/.687 2/.500 13/.685 25/.544 2/2.500 11/.573 134/103 .258/.328/.550/.878 .612/.959 1.092 76/1.130 0/1 9/0
15.Pedroia G/S/vP 38/.616 8/.708 7/.929 1/.000 14/.715 25/.781 4/.750 8/.000 217/159 .270/.343/.476/.819 .583/.897 .878 113/.766 2/1 8/1
16.Scutaro G/S/vP 39/.568 5/1.000 13/.885 ··· 9/.888 5/.400 6/.500 6/.334 207/149 .257/.348/.330/.678 .685/.674 .661 110/.627 1/2 2/6
33.Varitek# G/S/vP 20/.472 13/.077 16/.750 1/.000 8/.393 18/1.007 5/.600 10/.500 57/43 .294/.368/.686/1.055 1.352/.954 .962 24/.925 0/0 6/0
20.Youkilis G/S/vP 31/.817 7/1.571 8/.250 1/.000 14/1.055 24/.774 4/.250 11/1.364 203/152 .316/.458/.614/1.072 1.617/.910 1.063 105/1.296 1/0 10/0
IP 64.2 19.1 9.0 11.1 20.0 20.0 19.1 14.2 TOTAL .266/.343/.446/.789 .800/.785 .785 .822 12/6 62/33
ERA-K/9 2.37/7.5 2.33/9.3 0.00/14.0 7.15/9.6 3.15/3.1 3.60/5.4 1.40/7.5 2.45/9.8 2.92/7.3

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

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 259/.215 74/.200 30/.071 52/.255 90/.293 82/.221 73/.182 57/.173 .227  McDonald
 Hermida
 Cameron
 Hall
 Ellsbury
 Drew
6/29/2/4
33/0/2/1
0/12/0/1
21/4/2/1
6/4/0/0
0/0/45/0
OPS .622 .548 .205 .733 .775 .697 .534 .573 .653
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 132/.562 30/.775 16/.321 39/.462 58/.755 42/.728 30/.497 10/.550 .658
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 127/.678 44/.397 14/.071 13/1.532 32/.810 40/.662 43/.558 47/.575 .649
Home 108/.661 33/.697 17/.243 39/.713 49/.920 50/.739 40/.639 28/.522
Last 28d days 143/.636 34/.408 30/.205 25/.295 51/.911 32/.623 41/.438 31/.536
HR/SB/CS 5/3/3 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 X·o···o· ·····o·o ·Xo···X· ·X····XX ··oo·o·· ··X··o·o
Rays Batters (5.24 RS/G) vs. RedSox Pitchers (4.91 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 40.Lackey
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 6/1.917 1/no AB 3/1.667 ··· 5/.650 4/.250 2/1.500 78/29 .247/.282/.452/.734 .620/.939 .918 50/.651 0/0 4/0
8.Bartlett G/S/vP 16/1.313 3/.666 14/1.227 4/.500 4/.250 7/.572 6/.000 198/119 .244/.333/.349/.682 .636/.712 .682 106/.663 3/2 1/6
9.Blalock* G/S/vP 77/.932 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 5/1.000 2/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 97/90 .295/.361/.443/.804 .452/.830 .790 58/.808 0/1 2/4
13.Crawford* G/S/vP 36/1.000 2/.000 12/1.401 ··· 12/.166 14/.445 6/.666 198/116 .320/.379/.497/.877 .799/.928 .841 105/.879 14/4 3/0
28.Jaso* G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 84/69 .328/.452/.507/.960 .750/1.006 .710 56/.797 0/0 2/3
19.Kapler G/S/vP 6/1.000 ··· 3/.333 1/.000 3/1.167 ··· ··· 76/16 .254/.329/.328/.657 .650/.683 .636 45/.604 1/1 1/0
3.Longoria G/S/vP 8/.946 3/1.666 8/1.333 2/.000 9/.444 4/.000 6/.167 197/120 .312/.381/.561/.941 .910/.959 1.072 106/.927 7/2 9/7
30.Navarro# G/S/vP 20/.258 1/.000 14/.286 2/.500 7/.334 8/1.000 3/.000 94/47 .181/.261/.229/.490 .480/.499 .548 45/.626 0/0 0/2
23.Pena* G/S/vP 30/.900 2/no AB 10/1.214 ··· 11/.741 8/1.042 4/2.083 185/116 .186/.303/.372/.674 .625/.704 .648 99/.501 2/1 8/3
1.Rodriguez G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 2/.000 77/52 .211/.260/.338/.598 .860/.467 .429 39/.582 0/1 1/0
2.Upton G/S/vP 19/.600 1/.000 11/.818 2/1.000 8/.250 10/.100 6/.167 179/115 .210/.285/.370/.655 .816/.570 .563 92/.451 14/4 5/2
18.Zobrist# G/S/vP 5/1.100 4/.250 5/.600 ··· 5/.650 5/.000 6/.000 198/124 .300/.374/.424/.798 .615/.908 .671 107/.882 9/1 2/1
IP 55.0 25.0 22.0 2.0 15.2 21.0 17.0 TOTAL .256/.334/.409/.743 .683/.779 .718 .698 51/17 41/36
ERA-K/9 5.07/5.6 2.16/10.1 2.05/4.9 4.50/4.5 4.60/6.3 3.00/6.9 6.35/6.4 4.48/7.1

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

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 241/.284 99/.163 86/.137 9/.333 71/.286 88/.187 78/.296 .248  Crawford
 Zobrist
 Upton
 Kapler
 Brignac
 Rodriguez
45/0/0/5
0/2/39/3
0/45/0/1
5/0/23/0
0/0/1/0
2/4/0/0
OPS .807 .536 .492 .667 .803 .672 .951 .733
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 140/.732 53/.295 39/.464 6/1.000 30/.713 46/.773 34/1.131 .754
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 101/.900 46/.814 47/.514 3/.000 41/.856 42/.558 44/.819 .714
Road 115/.801 51/.632 35/.275 9/.667 31/.919 44/.789 36/1.014
Last 28d days 140/.771 48/.554 48/.566 9/.667 31/.547 39/.819 36/1.002
HR/SB/CS 7/5/4 3/2/0 2/0/0 0/0/0 2/0/0 3/2/0 4/0/0 48/50/10
Usage ····X··· oo·o··Xo X···o··X ····X··· ·X·····X o······X ··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.