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Game Preview: BOS @ TBR, 7:10pm, Saturday, August 28, 2010 @Tropicana Field

RedSox, 74-55, 74-55 3rd, 4½ GB

SP: Clay Buchholz (25, RHP, 15-5, 2.26)

2010 Gamelogs / 2010 Splits / vs. TBR Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2010 (15-5) 139.1 114 43 35 53 96 7 2.26
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 5-1 47.1 37 12 10 15 32 4 1.90 61
2010-08-22 TOR W 6.0 5 0 0 3 7 0 97 66
2010-08-17 LAA W 7.0 5 0 0 2 3 0 113 68
2010-08-11 @TOR W 8.0 5 1 0 2 4 0 109 72
2010-08-06 @NYY W 7.1 9 3 3 0 4 1 97 52
2010-08-01 DET ND 8.0 2 2 1 4 5 0 109 73
2010-07-26 @LAA W 7.0 5 1 1 1 7 1 114 69
2010-07-21 @OAK L 4.0 6 5 5 3 2 2 87 29
Last 5 v.TBR 3-1 29.1 25 10 6 13 29 1 1.84 58
2010-05-24 @TBR W 6.0 6 1 1 1 8 1 108 63
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
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   40-26   Road:   34-29   ExtrInn: 5-9 
 vsRHP:  50-36   vsLHP:  24-19   1-Run:  21-20
 vsEast: 27-25   vsCntrl:14-12   vsWest: 20-13 IL:13-5 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
129 Fri, Aug 27  @TBR  W   3-1       74-55  3rd  4.5 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
 Last 10: 7-3    Last 20:12-8    Last 30:19-11
Rays, 78-50, 78-50 1st, Tied

SP: Matt Garza (26, RHP, 13-7, 3.62)

2010 Gamelogs / 2010 Splits / vs. BOS Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2010 (13-7) 164.0 143 69 66 50 127 21 3.62
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 50.2 35 17 15 10 41 7 2.66 63
2010-08-22 @OAK W 7.2 4 1 1 3 3 0 100 67
2010-08-17 TEX W 7.0 5 0 0 2 10 0 102 75
2010-08-11 @DET L 5.2 7 3 3 3 4 1 106 44
2010-08-06 @TOR L 8.0 4 2 0 0 4 0 102 74
2010-07-31 NYY ND 7.0 5 4 4 1 9 2 109 59
2010-07-26 DET W 9.0 0 0 0 1 6 0 120 92
2010-07-20 @BAL ND 6.1 10 7 7 0 5 4 99 30
Last 5 v.BOS 2-2 30.1 31 16 16 11 22 5 4.75 50
2010-07-05 BOS ND 3.0 7 4 4 2 1 1 84 28
2010-06-30 @BOS W 7.0 6 3 3 2 5 0 110 56
2010-05-26 BOS L 5.0 5 6 6 5 3 3 103 31
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
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   39-25   Road:   39-25   ExtrInn: 6-4 
 vsRHP:  48-36   vsLHP:  30-14   1-Run:  22-22
 vsEast: 29-19   vsCntrl:24-11   vsWest: 18-9  IL: 7-11

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
128 Fri, Aug 27   BOS  L   1-3       78-50  1st    Tied
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
 Last 10: 6-4    Last 20:11-9    Last 30:18-12
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Fri, Aug 27, 2010 BOS  3 @TBR  1        W:Jon Lester (14-8), L: David Price (15-6), S: Jonathan Papelbon (33)
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
Season Series: 2010 - TBR over 8-5; 2009 - Tied 9-9; 2008 - TBR won 10-8; All-Time - BOS leads 133-85

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  5.34

DET  4.46

SEA  3.29

RA/G

SDP  3.46

SEA  4.35

ARI  5.41

BA

J. Hamilton  .358

A. Ramirez  .285

L. Valbuena  .162

OBP

M. Cabrera  .437

A. Kearns  .359

B. Wood  .190

SLG

M. Cabrera  .643

C. Santana  .467

R. Tejada  .204

OPS

M. Cabrera  1.080

C. Young  .813

B. Wood  .410

ERA

A. Wainwright  2.18

T. Hanson  3.76

K. Millwood  5.63

K/9IP

B. Morrow  10.82

A. Sanchez  6.99

M. Buehrle  3.87

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

RedSox Batters (5.06 RS/G) vs. Rays Pitchers (3.88 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 22.Garza
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 21/1.191 19/.616 1/no AB 9/1.222 ··· 15/.934 ··· 4/.500 517/364 .324/.364/.553/.917 .948/.904 .961 102/.892 2/1 23/16
36.Cash G/S/vP 10/.550 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 27/.607 6/.000 10/1.325 10/.650 3/.000 20/1.034 3/.000 12/.258 447/305 .261/.351/.460/.811 .588/.916 .822 91/.773 3/1 17/0
22.Hall G/S/vP 5/.800 1/.000 2/.000 2/1.000 7/.629 1/5.000 4/.250 9/1.194 299/175 .241/.309/.470/.779 .725/.818 .807 66/.803 5/1 17/10
55.Kalish* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 79/64 .230/.256/.351/.608 .267/.692 .526 75/.586 1/0 2/1
25.Lowell G/S/vP 20/.450 4/2.417 5/.000 12/.917 2/3.000 23/1.197 3/.333 23/.372 170/102 .233/.312/.373/.685 .647/.709 .595 79/.716 0/0 4/1
12.Lowrie# G/S/vP 6/.000 1/.000 ··· 4/.000 ··· 5/1.400 ··· 4/.000 88/52 .280/.386/.493/.880 .944/.835 .979 60/.929 1/0 3/5
41.Martinez# G/S/vP 26/.656 10/.425 1/.000 10/.600 ··· 11/.586 2/.000 2/.000 401/286 .285/.334/.457/.791 1.226/.615 .700 108/.702 1/0 12/4
54.McDonald G/S/vP 6/.733 1/.000 ··· 1/3.000 ··· 2/1.000 2/.000 1/.000 295/171 .273/.339/.442/.781 .823/.751 .808 38/1.156 7/0 8/1
60.Nava# G/S/vP ··· 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 36/1.032 22/.687 5/1.350 15/.673 ··· 28/.530 4/2.417 11/.573 481/332 .262/.366/.534/.900 .611/1.041 .872 104/.883 0/1 27/0
16.Scutaro G/S/vP 49/.603 14/.819 ··· 10/.800 1/.000 8/.393 8/.375 10/.400 583/427 .275/.335/.376/.711 .722/.707 .683 108/.604 3/4 7/16
IP 164.0 46.1 35.1 51.0 47.1 68.1 50.1 41.1 TOTAL .269/.341/.456/.796 .809/.791 .790 .745 46/14 171/96
ERA-K/9 3.62/7.0 1.36/12.2 4.58/8.2 4.06/3.4 7.80/7.4 4.21/5.9 1.79/7.9 3.05/9.4 3.66/7.5

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Cash (32-7-7)
 Martinez (73-19-3)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 672/.234 166/.135 151/.258 234/.299 227/.347 295/.245 192/.172 164/.204 .242  McDonald
 Kalish
 Nava
 Hall
 Drew
26/56/25/7
12/11/2/2
34/0/0/1
40/7/6/1
0/0/111/0
OPS .695 .426 .684 .835 .931 .741 .519 .665 .706
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 301/.670 77/.532 110/.529 129/.812 105/1.020 129/.695 89/.627 34/.669 .710
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 371/.715 89/.336 41/1.131 105/.864 122/.856 166/.775 103/.428 130/.664 .703
Home 310/.672 86/.370 93/.641 122/.897 125/.959 131/.786 99/.564 88/.567
Last 28d days 114/.512 37/.664 43/.669 61/.724 37/.803 91/.678 32/.318 29/.757
HR/SB/CS 21/6/4 4/1/0 2/1/1 5/3/1 6/5/1 10/6/0 3/3/0 5/1/1 136/65/23
Usage ·····X·· ····oo·X o···o·oo ··XX···o ···oo·X· ··XX···· ····oXo· o··o····
Rays Batters (4.98 RS/G) vs. RedSox Pitchers (4.53 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 11.Buchholz
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 ··· ··· 1/no AB ··· 3/1.667 3/.666 6/.333 269/137 .235/.310/.353/.663 .729/.619 .696 77/.562 0/0 5/0
8.Bartlett G/S/vP 18/.572 3/.000 5/.800 ··· 14/1.227 2/1.000 7/.572 428/280 .253/.330/.345/.675 .703/.660 .685 91/.762 10/4 3/10
15.Brignac* G/S/vP 2/.000 1/.000 2/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 278/237 .256/.306/.380/.686 .684/.685 .590 34/.333 3/3 6/9
13.Crawford* G/S/vP 19/.649 7/1.429 3/.000 ··· 12/1.401 3/.000 14/.445 526/350 .297/.349/.472/.822 .678/.893 .875 97/.677 41/9 14/2
28.Jaso* G/S/vP 5/.900 3/1.667 1/.000 ··· 1/no AB 2/1.000 1/.000 314/263 .280/.390/.398/.788 .582/.828 .645 64/.874 4/0 4/4
24.Johnson* G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 2/5.000 60/47 .140/.367/.233/.599 1.087/.483 .425 60/.599 0/0 1/0
20.Joyce* G/S/vP 2/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· 3/.666 ··· 3/.666 170/152 .226/.365/.474/.839 .174/.924 .742 71/.784 2/2 7/1
3.Longoria G/S/vP 18/.666 3/1.666 4/1.250 ··· 9/1.413 3/1.667 5/.000 561/387 .291/.369/.511/.880 .990/.831 .955 105/.874 15/4 19/12
23.Pena* G/S/vP 14/.703 4/.000 3/.667 ··· 11/1.420 3/.333 9/.904 469/319 .213/.341/.437/.778 .704/.813 .832 47/.826 5/1 24/5
1.Rodriguez G/S/vP 2/.000 2/.000 ··· ··· 1/2.000 2/2.000 1/.000 318/221 .261/.310/.412/.722 .914/.638 .689 60/.798 10/3 8/5
10.Shoppach G/S/vP 2/.000 ··· 2/.500 1/.000 2/.500 ··· 3/.000 138/72 .193/.316/.325/.641 .848/.446 .659 43/.735 0/0 3/1
2.Upton G/S/vP 9/1.127 4/.000 2/.000 ··· 11/.818 3/.000 10/.100 480/328 .235/.323/.412/.735 .951/.640 .767 102/.853 37/7 12/5
18.Zobrist# G/S/vP 12/.606 3/.000 5/.200 ··· 5/.600 ··· 6/.000 517/354 .251/.356/.354/.711 .664/.726 .703 90/.487 23/3 7/2
IP 139.1 44.2 60.1 6.0 44.0 23.1 55.2 TOTAL .250/.337/.402/.739 .739/.739 .741 .721 152/39 119/76
ERA-K/9 2.26/6.2 4.03/6.4 1.79/9.1 6.00/9.0 4.70/6.5 3.86/8.1 2.91/8.9 4.15/7.3

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

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 572/.224 188/.238 235/.160 28/.370 193/.204 105/.261 227/.194 .251  Crawford
 Zobrist
 Upton
 Joyce
 Rodriguez
 Johnson
 Brignac
115/0/0/7
1/12/92/5
0/121/0/2
9/0/30/2
4/9/8/0
1/0/0/0
0/0/2/0
OPS .606 .716 .507 1.022 .687 .728 .625 .722
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 312/.669 90/.902 123/.439 11/1.345 94/.551 37/.336 119/.688 .751
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 260/.530 98/.548 112/.571 17/.824 99/.817 68/.952 108/.554 .695
Road 282/.610 66/.808 134/.613 13/1.288 84/.661 38/.770 121/.747
Last 28d days 144/.512 36/.845 47/.606 18/1.000 29/.651 33/.618 51/.567
HR/SB/CS 7/7/3 6/5/2 5/4/0 1/1/0 7/0/0 1/1/1 6/6/0 121/127/32
Usage ·····X·· ··X····X o·X··Xo· ·······X ··o····X ··X··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.