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Game Preview: BOS @ TBR, 7:10pm, Friday, August 27, 2010 @Tropicana Field

RedSox, 73-55, 73-55 3rd, 5½ GB

SP: Jon Lester (26, LHP, 13-8, 3.26)

2010 Gamelogs / 2010 Splits / vs. TBR Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2010 (13-8) 163.0 135 64 59 58 166 12 3.26
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 2-5 43.0 48 26 22 14 42 6 4.60 50
2010-08-20 TOR L 2.0 8 9 9 3 1 2 51 2
2010-08-14 @TEX W 8.0 5 0 0 0 5 0 109 77
2010-08-09 @NYY W 6.1 4 0 0 3 6 0 99 68
2010-08-04 CLE L 5.0 7 4 2 2 4 1 98 43
2010-07-30 DET L 6.0 11 4 4 2 7 2 115 39
2010-07-24 @SEA L 7.2 4 5 4 1 13 1 124 65
2010-07-18 TEX L 8.0 9 4 3 3 6 0 118 53
Last 5 v.TBR 3-1 32.0 20 10 10 15 40 3 2.81 63
2010-05-25 @TBR W 6.0 1 0 0 5 9 0 111 74
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
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   40-26   Road:   33-29   ExtrInn: 5-9 
 vsRHP:  50-36   vsLHP:  23-19   1-Run:  21-20
 vsEast: 26-25   vsCntrl:14-12   vsWest: 20-13 IL:13-5 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
128 Wed, Aug 25   SEA  L   2-4       73-55  3rd  5.5 gb
127 Wed, Aug 25   SEA  W   5-3       73-54  3rd  5.5 gb
126 Mon, Aug 23   SEA  W   6-3       72-54  3rd  5.5 gb
125 Sun, Aug 22   TOR  W   5-0       71-54  3rd  6.5 gb
124 Sat, Aug 21   TOR  W   5-4 (11)  70-54  3rd  6.5 gb
123 Fri, Aug 20   TOR  L   2-16      69-54  3rd  6.5 gb
122 Thu, Aug 19   LAA  L   2-7       69-53  3rd  6.5 gb
121 Wed, Aug 18   LAA  W   7-5       69-52  3rd  5.5 gb
120 Tue, Aug 17   LAA  W   6-0       68-52  3rd  5.5 gb
119 Sun, Aug 15  @TEX  L   3-7       67-52  3rd  6.0 gb
 Last 10: 6-4    Last 20:12-8    Last 30:18-12
Rays, 78-49, 78-49 1st, Tied

SP: David Price (24, LHP, 15-5, 2.97)

2010 Gamelogs / 2010 Splits / vs. BOS Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2010 (15-5) 157.2 133 59 52 65 146 10 2.97
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 3-1 42.1 38 21 21 22 46 1 4.46 53
2010-08-21 @OAK ND 6.0 6 4 4 1 5 0 98 48
2010-08-16 TEX ND 6.0 5 2 2 5 8 0 109 57
2010-08-09 @DET W 5.0 5 2 2 4 9 0 115 54
2010-08-04 MIN ND 7.0 5 1 1 2 7 0 119 68
2010-07-29 DET W 6.1 7 2 2 2 9 0 115 58
2010-07-24 @CLE W 7.0 3 3 3 4 5 1 105 60
2010-07-18 @NYY L 5.0 7 7 7 4 3 0 96 24
Last 5 v.BOS 2-1 19.0 20 8 8 3 17 4 3.79 54
2010-07-07 BOS W 7.2 8 2 2 1 10 1 111 64
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:   39-24   Road:   39-25   ExtrInn: 6-4 
 vsRHP:  48-36   vsLHP:  30-13   1-Run:  22-22
 vsEast: 29-18   vsCntrl:24-11   vsWest: 18-9  IL: 7-11

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
127 Wed, Aug 25  @LAA  L   3-12      78-49  1st    Tied
126 Tue, Aug 24  @LAA  W  10-3       78-48  1st    Tied
125 Mon, Aug 23  @LAA  W   4-3       77-48  1st    Tied
124 Sun, Aug 22  @OAK  W   3-2       76-48  2nd  1.0 gb
123 Sat, Aug 21  @OAK  W   5-4       75-48  2nd  1.0 gb
122 Fri, Aug 20  @OAK  L   4-5       74-48  2nd  1.0 gb
121 Thu, Aug 19  @OAK  L   3-4       74-47  2nd  1.0 gb
120 Wed, Aug 18   TEX  W   8-6       74-46  1st    Tied
119 Tue, Aug 17   TEX  W  10-1       73-46  1st    Tied
118 Mon, Aug 16   TEX  W   6-4       72-46  1st    Tied
 Last 10: 7-3    Last 20:11-9    Last 30:19-11
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Wed, Jul 07, 2010 TBR  6  BOS  4        W:David Price (12-4), L: Tim Wakefield (3-7), S: Matt Garza (1)
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
Season Series: 2010 - TBR over 8-4; 2009 - Tied 9-9; 2008 - TBR won 10-8; All-Time - BOS leads 132-85

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  5.35

SDP  4.48

SEA  3.29

RA/G

SDP  3.47

CIN  4.36

ARI  5.45

BA

J. Hamilton  .354

C. Denorfia  .286

L. Valbuena  .162

OBP

J. Morneau  .437

B. Zobrist  .359

B. Wood  .190

SLG

M. Cabrera  .638

M. Young  .469

R. Tejada  .200

OPS

M. Cabrera  1.072

A. LaRoche  .818

B. Wood  .410

ERA

A. Wainwright  2.18

T. Lincecum  3.72

K. Millwood  5.63

K/9IP

B. Morrow  10.82

A. Sanchez  6.99

M. Buehrle  3.87

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RedSox Batters (5.08 RS/G) vs. Rays Pitchers (3.88 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 14.Price*
G/S/vB
53.Benoit
G/S/vB
36.Choate*
G/S/vB
31.Cormier
G/S/vB
55.Qualls
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 4/.750 19/.616 1/no AB 9/1.222 ··· 15/.934 ··· 4/.500 513/364 .324/.365/.556/.920 .960/.904 .969 102/.892 2/1 23/16
36.Cash G/S/vP 3/1.167 1/.000 ··· 1/2.000 ··· 3/.666 ··· 3/.666 123/92 .173/.248/.245/.493 .586/.462 .561 10/.422 0/0 2/1
7.Drew* G/S/vP ··· 6/.000 9/1.238 10/.650 3/.000 20/1.034 3/.000 12/.258 443/305 .258/.350/.460/.809 .575/.916 .818 91/.782 3/1 17/0
22.Hall G/S/vP 3/.000 1/.000 2/.000 2/1.000 7/.629 1/5.000 4/.250 9/1.194 296/175 .243/.312/.476/.788 .744/.818 .825 67/.851 5/1 17/10
55.Kalish* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 78/63 .233/.260/.356/.616 .267/.704 .544 78/.616 1/0 2/1
25.Lowell G/S/vP 5/.000 4/2.417 4/.000 12/.917 2/3.000 23/1.197 3/.333 23/.372 166/102 .233/.313/.377/.690 .657/.709 .601 75/.729 0/0 4/1
12.Lowrie# G/S/vP 2/1.000 1/.000 ··· 4/.000 ··· 5/1.400 ··· 3/.000 84/51 .282/.393/.507/.900 .973/.853 1.030 57/1.004 1/0 3/5
41.Martinez# G/S/vP 8/.875 10/.425 1/.000 10/.600 ··· 11/.586 2/.000 2/.000 397/286 .280/.330/.437/.767 1.157/.615 .648 108/.624 1/0 10/4
54.McDonald G/S/vP 4/1.000 1/.000 ··· 1/3.000 ··· 2/1.000 2/.000 1/.000 291/171 .273/.340/.438/.778 .817/.751 .802 38/1.183 7/0 8/1
60.Nava# G/S/vP 3/.000 2/.000 ··· 1/2.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 124/94 .269/.363/.407/.770 .542/.837 .656 19/.440 0/1 1/0
56.Navarro G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 8/3 .125/.125/.125/.250 .400/.000 8/.250 0/0 0/0
34.Ortiz* G/S/vP 7/.429 22/.687 4/1.750 15/.673 ··· 28/.530 4/2.417 11/.573 477/332 .262/.367/.535/.902 .607/1.041 .874 105/.894 0/1 27/0
16.Scutaro G/S/vP 9/.222 14/.819 ··· 10/.800 1/.000 8/.393 8/.375 9/.444 578/426 .276/.336/.377/.714 .728/.708 .689 108/.604 3/4 7/15
IP 157.2 46.1 34.1 51.0 47.1 68.1 50.1 40.1 TOTAL .269/.341/.455/.796 .806/.792 .789 .752 46/14 169/95
ERA-K/9 2.97/8.3 1.36/12.2 4.72/8.4 4.06/3.4 7.80/7.4 4.21/5.9 1.79/7.9 3.12/9.2 3.66/7.4

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Cash (32-7-7)
 Martinez (71-18-3)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 659/.229 166/.135 148/.256 234/.299 227/.347 295/.245 192/.172 161/.208 .241  McDonald
 Kalish
 Nava
 Hall
 Drew
25/55/25/6
12/10/2/2
34/0/0/1
39/7/6/1
0/0/110/0
OPS .654 .426 .684 .835 .931 .741 .519 .678 .705
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 160/.591 77/.532 108/.519 129/.812 105/1.020 129/.695 89/.627 32/.714 .710
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 499/.674 89/.336 40/1.163 105/.864 122/.856 166/.775 103/.428 129/.670 .701
Home 313/.600 86/.370 90/.640 122/.897 125/.959 131/.786 99/.564 85/.589
Last 28d days 101/.642 40/.611 40/.669 61/.724 37/.803 91/.678 36/.424 26/.849
HR/SB/CS 10/11/5 4/1/0 2/1/1 5/3/1 6/5/1 10/6/0 3/3/0 5/1/1 134/65/23
Usage ·····X·· ···oo·X· ···o·oo· ·XX···oX ··oo·X·· ·XX····X ···oXo·· ··o····o
Rays Batters (5.02 RS/G) vs. RedSox Pitchers (4.56 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
64.Bowden
G/S/vB
17.Delcarmen
G/S/vB
61.Doubront*
G/S/vB
58.Papelbon
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
16.Aybar# G/S/vP 18/.611 ··· 1/no AB ··· 3/1.667 3/.666 5/.200 265/136 .238/.311/.357/.668 .747/.614 .708 74/.599 0/0 5/0
8.Bartlett G/S/vP 31/.798 3/.000 4/.500 ··· 14/1.227 2/1.000 7/.572 424/279 .250/.326/.342/.668 .694/.655 .671 91/.720 10/4 3/10
15.Brignac* G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 2/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 278/237 .256/.306/.380/.686 .684/.685 .590 35/.323 3/3 6/9
13.Crawford* G/S/vP 36/.595 7/1.429 3/.000 ··· 12/1.401 3/.000 14/.445 526/350 .297/.349/.472/.822 .678/.893 .875 101/.690 41/9 14/2
28.Jaso* G/S/vP ··· 3/1.667 1/.000 ··· 1/no AB 2/1.000 ··· 313/262 .281/.391/.400/.791 .582/.831 .650 67/1.003 4/0 4/4
24.Johnson* G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/5.000 59/46 .140/.356/.233/.588 1.087/.469 .397 59/.588 0/0 1/0
20.Joyce* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· 3/.666 ··· 3/.666 167/151 .230/.365/.481/.847 .129/.931 .754 72/.835 2/2 7/1
3.Longoria G/S/vP 27/.853 3/1.666 4/1.250 ··· 9/1.413 3/1.667 4/.000 557/386 .294/.372/.515/.887 1.009/.834 .970 105/.880 15/4 19/12
23.Pena* G/S/vP 37/1.105 4/.000 2/no AB ··· 11/1.420 3/.333 9/.904 465/318 .212/.338/.437/.774 .685/.816 .825 46/.731 5/1 24/5
1.Rodriguez G/S/vP 1/.000 2/.000 ··· ··· 1/2.000 2/2.000 1/.000 315/221 .263/.310/.415/.725 .929/.638 .694 61/.794 9/2 8/5
10.Shoppach G/S/vP 11/1.233 ··· 2/.500 1/.000 2/.500 ··· 3/.000 135/72 .198/.323/.333/.657 .893/.446 .689 43/.754 0/0 3/1
2.Upton G/S/vP 36/.575 4/.000 1/.000 ··· 11/.818 3/.000 10/.100 476/327 .236/.324/.415/.739 .961/.642 .775 102/.869 36/7 12/5
18.Zobrist# G/S/vP 19/.688 3/.000 5/.200 ··· 5/.600 ··· 5/.000 513/353 .254/.359/.358/.717 .678/.728 .717 86/.513 23/3 7/2
IP 163.0 44.2 59.1 6.0 44.0 23.1 54.2 TOTAL .251/.337/.404/.741 .744/.740 .745 .735 150/38 119/76
ERA-K/9 3.26/9.2 4.03/6.4 1.82/9.1 6.00/9.0 4.70/6.5 3.86/8.1 2.96/8.6 4.18/7.2

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Jaso (32-10-6)
 Shoppach (20-5-1)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 673/.226 188/.238 231/.158 28/.370 193/.204 105/.261 222/.197 .251  Crawford
 Zobrist
 Upton
 Joyce
 Rodriguez
 Johnson
 Brignac
115/0/0/7
1/12/91/5
0/120/0/2
8/0/30/2
4/9/8/0
1/0/0/0
0/0/2/0
OPS .644 .716 .507 1.022 .687 .728 .628 .723
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 169/.631 90/.902 121/.447 11/1.345 94/.551 37/.336 115/.689 .751
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 504/.648 98/.548 110/.563 17/.824 99/.817 68/.952 107/.560 .699
Road 321/.526 66/.808 130/.616 13/1.288 84/.661 38/.770 116/.756
Last 28d days 96/.803 40/.754 43/.617 18/1.000 29/.651 33/.618 46/.575
HR/SB/CS 12/14/6 6/5/2 5/4/0 1/1/0 7/0/0 1/1/1 6/6/0 121/125/31
Usage ······X· ·X····Xo ·X··Xo·· ······X· ·o····XX ·X··X··· ·X·o·X··

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.