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

RedSox, 49-35, 49-35 3rd, 3½ GB, 1½ GB in WC

SP: Tim Wakefield (43, RHP, 3-6, 4.96)

2010 Gamelogs / 2010 Splits / vs. TBR Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2010 (3-6) 94.1 102 56 52 20 51 14 4.96
2009 (11-5) 129.2 137 67 66 50 72 12 4.58
2008 (10-11) 181.0 154 89 83 60 117 25 4.13
Last 7 GS 2-4 45.2 54 31 28 9 27 8 5.52 45
2010-07-02 BAL W 8.0 7 2 2 1 4 1 96 63
2010-06-25 @SFG L 7.0 11 4 3 2 3 1 100 42
2010-06-19 LAD ND 6.1 5 4 3 2 6 1 95 53
2010-06-13 PHI L 7.1 7 4 4 1 3 1 109 50
2010-06-08 @CLE W 7.1 4 2 1 0 6 1 105 70
2010-06-03 OAK L 6.0 8 6 6 0 4 2 78 36
2010-05-28 KCR L 3.2 12 9 9 3 1 1 88 -1
Last 5 v.TBR 1-3 25.1 31 21 19 13 17 5 6.75 40
2009-05-02 @TBR W 5.0 7 5 5 2 5 1 101 36
2008-09-17 @TBR L 2.1 6 6 6 0 2 3 51 23
2008-07-01 @TBR L 7.0 5 2 1 3 4 0 115 62
2008-04-25 @TBR ND 6.0 6 4 3 5 1 0 113 42
2007-09-23 @TBD L 5.0 7 4 4 3 5 1 95 39
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   29-17   Road:   20-18   ExtrInn: 2-7 
 vsRHP:  34-24   vsLHP:  15-11   1-Run:  13-15
 vsEast: 18-19   vsCntrl:10-9    vsWest:  8-2  IL:13-5 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 84 Tue, Jul  6  @TBR  L   2-3       49-35  3rd  3.5 gb
 83 Mon, Jul  5  @TBR  L   5-6       49-34  3rd  2.5 gb
 82 Sun, Jul  4   BAL  L   1-6       49-33  2nd  1.5 gb
 81 Sat, Jul  3   BAL  W   9-3       49-32  2nd  0.5 gb
 80 Fri, Jul  2   BAL  W   3-2       48-32  2nd  0.5 gb
 79 Wed, Jun 30   TBR  L   4-9       47-32  2nd  1.0 gb
 78 Tue, Jun 29   TBR  W   8-5       47-31  2nd  1.0 gb
 77 Sun, Jun 27  @SFG  W   5-1       46-31  2nd  2.0 gb
 76 Sat, Jun 26  @SFG  W   4-2       45-31  2nd  2.0 gb
 75 Fri, Jun 25  @SFG  L   4-5       44-31  2nd  3.0 gb
 Last 10: 5-5    Last 20:12-8    Last 30:18-12
Rays, 50-33, 50-33 2nd, 2 GB, 5 up in WC

SP: David Price (24, LHP, 11-4, 2.42)

2010 Gamelogs / 2010 Splits / vs. BOS Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2010 (11-4) 107.2 87 36 29 42 90 8 2.42
2009 (10-7) 128.1 119 72 63 54 102 17 4.42
2008 (0-0) 14.0 9 4 3 4 12 1 1.93
Last 7 GS 4-3 48.0 42 17 13 19 44 4 2.44 59
2010-07-02 @MIN L 8.0 4 2 2 4 6 0 122 68
2010-06-26 ARI W 8.0 7 2 2 1 11 1 113 70
2010-06-20 @FLA L 6.0 6 4 3 2 9 1 108 53
2010-06-15 @ATL W 5.0 8 3 2 3 7 0 113 45
2010-06-09 TOR W 6.0 4 1 1 5 4 0 104 59
2010-06-02 @TOR W 8.0 9 2 0 0 3 0 111 63
2010-05-28 CHW L 7.0 4 3 3 4 4 2 113 57
Last 5 v.BOS 1-1 11.1 12 6 6 2 7 3 4.76 49
2009-09-03 BOS L 5.1 6 4 4 2 2 1 104 40
2009-08-05 BOS W 6.0 6 2 2 0 5 2 107 57
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   22-19   Road:   28-14   ExtrInn: 5-2 
 vsRHP:  29-24   vsLHP:  21-9    1-Run:  14-13
 vsEast: 21-10   vsCntrl:11-6    vsWest: 11-6  IL: 7-11

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 83 Tue, Jul  6   BOS  W   3-2       50-33  2nd  2.0 gb
 82 Mon, Jul  5   BOS  W   6-5       49-33  2nd  2.0 gb
 81 Sun, Jul  4  @MIN  W   7-4       48-33  3rd  2.0 gb
 80 Sat, Jul  3  @MIN  W   8-6       47-33  3rd  2.0 gb
 79 Fri, Jul  2  @MIN  L   1-2       46-33  3rd  2.0 gb
 78 Thu, Jul  1  @MIN  W   5-4 (10)  46-32  3rd  2.0 gb
 77 Wed, Jun 30  @BOS  W   9-4       45-32  3rd  2.0 gb
 76 Tue, Jun 29  @BOS  L   5-8       44-32  3rd  3.0 gb
 75 Sun, Jun 27   ARI  L   1-2       44-31  3rd  3.0 gb
 74 Sat, Jun 26   ARI  W   5-3       44-30  2nd  2.0 gb
 Last 10: 7-3    Last 20:10-10   Last 30:15-15
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Tue, Jul 06, 2010 TBR  3  BOS  2        W:Jeff Niemann (7-2), L: Felix Doubront (1-1), S: Rafael Soriano (23)
Mon, Jul 05, 2010 TBR  6  BOS  5        W:Randy Choate (2-2), L: Ramon Ramirez (0-2), S: Rafael Soriano (22)
Wed, Jun 30, 2010 TBR  9 @BOS  4        W:Matt Garza (9-5), L: Daisuke Matsuzaka (5-3), S: none
Tue, Jun 29, 2010 BOS  8  TBR  5        W:John Lackey (9-3), L: James Shields (6-8), S: Jonathan Papelbon (18)
Wed, May 26, 2010 BOS 11 @TBR  3        W:John Lackey (5-3), L: Matt Garza (5-3), S: none
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)
Season Series: 2010 - TBR leads 7-4; 2009 - Tied 9-9; 2008 - TBR won 10-8; All-Time - BOS leads 132-84

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

BOS  5.42

ARI  4.57

PIT  3.24

RA/G

SDP  3.31

FLA  4.42

ARI  5.75

BA

M. Cabrera  .343

C. Patterson  .280

L. Valbuena  .166

OBP

J. Morneau  .436

B. Hawpe  .351

A. Ramirez  .247

SLG

M. Cabrera  .647

J. Kubel  .450

L. Valbuena  .245

OPS

M. Cabrera  1.066

C. Young  .806

T. Manzella  .513

ERA

J. Johnson  1.82

E. Santana  3.95

N. Blackburn  6.00

K/9IP

J. Weaver  10.17

A. Harang  6.73

N. Blackburn  3.19

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RedSox Batters (5.42 RS/G) vs. Rays Pitchers (3.84 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 14.Price*
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 ··· 8/.268 19/.616 1/no AB 9/1.222 15/.934 ··· 4/.500 333/247 .335/.372/.535/.908 .972/.886 .989 94/1.016 1/1 12/13
23.Cameron G/S/vP ··· 2/.000 7/.858 3/1.167 2/2.000 2/1.000 5/.200 6/1.100 119/98 .255/.311/.345/.656 .984/.590 .559 56/.589 0/1 1/2
36.Cash G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/2.000 3/.666 ··· 3/.666 74/60 .182/.250/.288/.538 .538/.537 .628 28/.530 0/0 2/0
7.Drew* G/S/vP ··· 9/.333 6/.000 8/1.125 10/.650 20/1.034 3/.000 12/.258 288/202 .276/.361/.484/.845 .504/.993 .812 56/1.164 1/1 10/0
22.Hall G/S/vP ··· 2/.000 1/.000 2/.000 2/1.000 1/5.000 4/.250 9/1.194 171/104 .230/.329/.399/.728 .699/.746 .679 54/.549 3/0 6/4
54.McDonald G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/3.000 2/1.000 2/.000 1/.000 200/130 .258/.320/.388/.707 .813/.650 .750 61/.606 6/0 5/1
44.Molina G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 4/1 .000/.000/.000/.000 .000/.000 4/.000 0/0 0/0
60.Nava# G/S/vP ··· ··· 2/.000 ··· 1/2.000 ··· ··· ··· 75/57 .313/.387/.478/.864 .802/.878 .623 75/.864 0/1 1/0
34.Ortiz* G/S/vP 3/.000 10/.775 22/.687 4/1.750 15/.673 28/.530 4/2.417 11/.573 285/212 .263/.379/.559/.938 .582/1.070 .883 92/1.104 0/1 17/0
3.Patterson* G/S/vP 3/.333 3/3.000 ··· ··· 6/.733 4/1.750 2/2.000 1/.000 133/110 .220/.273/.463/.736 .221/.847 .826 34/.749 6/0 6/1
13.Romero# G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· 4/4 .000/.000/.000/.000 /.000 .000 4/.000 0/0 0/0
16.Scutaro G/S/vP 5/.400 6/.833 14/.819 ··· 10/.800 8/.393 8/.375 9/.444 383/286 .282/.348/.378/.727 .781/.708 .704 105/.708 2/3 4/11
20.Youkilis G/S/vP 6/1.667 10/1.214 8/.250 1/.000 16/1.144 26/.709 5/.200 11/1.364 340/260 .297/.415/.584/.999 1.346/.901 1.024 79/.825 2/1 17/2
IP 107.2 35.0 25.2 21.1 32.2 43.2 32.2 26.0 TOTAL .275/.350/.466/.816 .819/.814 .791 .846 28/10 111/58
ERA-K/9 2.42/7.5 2.06/8.7 0.70/13.3 5.48/9.7 4.41/3.6 3.71/5.8 1.65/8.0 3.12/10.7 3.58/7.4

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Cash (18-5-3)
 Molina (1-0-1)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 445/.220 139/.222 87/.110 87/.215 152/.303 178/.236 125/.172 106/.200 .241  McDonald
 Hall
 Cameron
 Patterson
 Nava
 Drew
14/45/13/5
30/7/6/1
0/32/0/1
29/8/0/1
19/0/0/0
0/0/72/0
OPS .635 .609 .332 .618 .831 .717 .526 .643 .703
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 117/.504 51/.704 38/.303 69/.453 84/.794 69/.783 48/.573 16/.679 .712
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 328/.682 88/.553 49/.355 18/1.289 68/.877 109/.675 77/.496 90/.637 .695
Home 200/.556 61/.675 48/.301 55/.575 75/.927 99/.757 63/.625 56/.494
Last 28d days 116/.657 40/.714 44/.327 18/.472 47/.825 67/.688 38/.490 35/.770
HR/SB/CS 8/7/4 1/1/2 2/1/0 2/1/1 2/3/1 7/2/0 2/3/0 3/1/1 88/46/21
Usage ····X··· ·Xoo·oX· oX·X·oo· ·ooo·oo· o··o·o·X ·X·····X XXXo·o·· oX·o···o
Rays Batters (5.06 RS/G) vs. RedSox Pitchers (4.62 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 49.Wakefield
G/S/vB
48.Atchison
G/S/vB
51.Bard
G/S/vB
61.Doubront*
G/S/vB
59.Manuel
G/S/vB
37.Okajima*
G/S/vB
58.Papelbon
G/S/vB
56.Ramirez
G/S/vB
62.Richardson*
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
16.Aybar# G/S/vP 1/5.000 ··· 1/no AB 3/.666 ··· 7/1.571 5/.200 4/.750 ··· 154/67 .248/.299/.397/.696 .678/.762 .736 50/.697 0/0 5/0
8.Bartlett G/S/vP 22/.889 3/.000 4/.500 2/1.000 ··· 4/.250 7/.572 9/.611 ··· 273/181 .226/.308/.328/.636 .585/.662 .639 61/.562 4/2 2/7
15.Brignac* G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 2/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 2/.000 ··· 194/166 .277/.340/.384/.724 .863/.702 .785 49/.582 2/1 2/8
13.Crawford* G/S/vP 88/.824 7/1.429 3/.000 3/.000 ··· 13/.539 14/.445 7/.572 1/.000 348/226 .319/.378/.500/.878 .717/.964 .858 93/1.061 29/8 8/2
28.Jaso* G/S/vP ··· 3/1.667 1/.000 2/1.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· 3/.000 ··· 198/166 .274/.394/.384/.778 .541/.824 .565 75/.601 3/0 3/3
20.Joyce* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 2/1.000 4/1.250 ··· 34/34 .192/.382/.346/.729 /.729 .542 34/.729 1/1 1/0
19.Kapler G/S/vP 23/.961 1/.000 ··· 3/.667 ··· 4/.833 ··· ··· ··· 106/23 .220/.314/.286/.600 .580/.669 .559 13/.580 1/1 1/0
3.Longoria G/S/vP 11/1.414 3/1.666 4/1.250 3/1.667 ··· 10/.400 4/.000 8/.250 ··· 365/245 .296/.370/.508/.878 .947/.844 .977 107/.649 12/2 12/11
23.Pena* G/S/vP 40/.731 4/.000 2/no AB 3/.333 ··· 14/.729 8/1.042 6/1.667 1/.000 339/230 .199/.316/.402/.718 .665/.743 .787 101/.758 2/1 16/4
1.Rodriguez G/S/vP ··· 2/.000 ··· 2/2.000 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 4/.500 ··· 214/159 .280/.313/.450/.763 .798/.750 .763 94/.823 6/2 6/1
10.Shoppach G/S/vP 6/.167 ··· 2/.500 ··· ··· ··· 3/.000 3/2.500 ··· 62/33 .229/.377/.354/.731 1.236/.330 .808 37/.803 0/0 1/0
2.Upton G/S/vP 29/.518 4/.000 1/.000 3/.000 ··· 9/.666 10/.100 6/.167 ··· 309/208 .224/.317/.393/.711 .929/.609 .671 82/.600 24/6 7/4
18.Zobrist# G/S/vP 3/.000 3/.000 5/.200 ··· ··· 6/.750 5/.000 7/.000 2/1.000 350/239 .288/.378/.403/.781 .664/.828 .702 97/.611 15/2 5/1
IP 94.1 27.2 40.2 10.2 1.1 27.0 34.0 33.2 3.2 TOTAL .257/.339/.404/.743 .718/.755 .738 .713 100/28 73/56
ERA-K/9 4.96/4.9 4.88/7.8 1.99/9.7 4.22/4.2 13.50/6.9 6.00/7.0 3.71/7.9 4.81/6.4 2.45/9.7 4.30/7.0

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Jaso (24-10-4)
 Shoppach (9-3-1)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 404/.269 116/.233 156/.158 49/.262 6/.200 131/.330 141/.216 145/.258 16/.333 .254  Crawford
 Zobrist
 Upton
 Brignac
 Kapler
 Rodriguez
 Joyce
77/0/0/7
1/8/70/4
0/78/0/2
0/0/2/0
7/0/33/0
3/7/5/0
4/0/5/0
OPS .762 .712 .501 .783 1.133 .943 .706 .783 .846 .725
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 174/.839 63/.821 82/.335 14/.368 1/ 62/.891 75/.839 65/.877 7/1.000 .759
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 230/.703 53/.583 74/.679 35/.963 5/1.000 69/.989 66/.544 80/.707 9/.708 .695
Road 167/.767 38/.710 83/.603 24/.775 1/.000 63/1.015 64/.868 66/.695 5/.000
Last 28d days 121/.724 55/.549 32/.419 49/.783 6/1.133 41/1.046 41/.769 48/.642 16/.846
HR/SB/CS 14/17/3 3/5/1 4/2/0 0/1/0 1/0/0 5/1/1 6/3/0 5/2/0 1/0/0 74/87/21
Usage ····X··· X·X···oo ·o·····o X······· o··X···· X······X ····X··o ·X·X··X· ·oo····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.