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Game Preview: BOS @ TBR, 8:00pm, Sunday, August 29, 2010 @Tropicana Field

RedSox, 74-56, 74-56 3rd, 5½ GB

SP: John Lackey (31, RHP, 12-7, 4.51)

2010 Gamelogs / 2010 Splits / vs. TBR Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2010 (12-7) 169.2 192 90 85 61 114 14 4.51
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 3-2 49.2 50 25 23 13 43 4 4.17 54
2010-08-23 SEA W 8.0 6 3 2 2 10 0 112 68
2010-08-18 LAA W 7.0 10 5 5 0 5 2 119 42
2010-08-12 @TOR ND 8.0 8 3 3 1 4 1 98 57
2010-08-07 @NYY L 6.0 8 5 5 3 7 0 116 40
2010-08-02 CLE L 5.1 9 6 6 5 7 0 107 28
2010-07-27 @LAA W 7.1 7 2 2 1 4 1 124 59
2010-07-22 @SEA ND 8.0 2 1 0 1 6 0 116 81
Last 5 v.TBR 3-2 29.0 40 22 21 11 16 3 6.52 39
2010-06-29 TBR W 7.0 8 1 1 2 3 0 108 58
2010-05-26 @TBR W 6.1 8 2 2 4 1 0 115 46
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
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   40-26   Road:   34-30   ExtrInn: 5-10
 vsRHP:  50-37   vsLHP:  24-19   1-Run:  21-21
 vsEast: 27-26   vsCntrl:14-12   vsWest: 20-13 IL:13-5 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
130 Sat, Aug 28  @TBR  L   2-3 (10)  74-56  3rd  5.5 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
 Last 10: 6-4    Last 20:11-9    Last 30:18-12
Rays, 79-50, 79-50 1st, Tied

SP: James Shields (28, RHP, 12-11, 4.76)

2010 Gamelogs / 2010 Splits / vs. BOS Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2010 (12-11) 164.2 189 96 87 41 153 29 4.76
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 5-2 42.1 52 23 21 12 39 8 4.46 48
2010-08-23 @LAA W 6.0 8 3 2 1 10 0 103 55
2010-08-18 TEX W 7.0 4 2 1 1 6 1 105 68
2010-08-13 BAL L 5.0 10 4 4 3 2 0 100 30
2010-08-07 @TOR L 4.0 9 8 8 4 2 6 94 10
2010-08-01 NYY W 7.1 4 0 0 1 11 0 116 80
2010-07-27 DET W 6.2 9 2 2 1 7 0 102 54
2010-07-21 @BAL W 6.1 8 4 4 1 1 1 93 41
Last 5 v.BOS 1-4 31.2 36 19 19 9 31 5 5.40 48
2010-06-29 @BOS L 5.0 7 5 5 2 6 1 109 37
2010-05-25 BOS L 8.0 4 2 2 2 5 0 107 69
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
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   40-25   Road:   39-25   ExtrInn: 7-4 
 vsRHP:  49-36   vsLHP:  30-14   1-Run:  23-22
 vsEast: 30-19   vsCntrl:24-11   vsWest: 18-9  IL: 7-11

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
129 Sat, Aug 28   BOS  W   3-2 (10)  79-50  1st    Tied
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
 Last 10: 6-4    Last 20:12-8    Last 30:18-12
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Sat, Aug 28, 2010 TBR  3  BOS  2 (10)   W:Randy Choate (4-3), L: Scott Atchison (2-2), S: none
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
Season Series: 2010 - TBR over 9-5; 2009 - Tied 9-9; 2008 - TBR won 10-8; All-Time - BOS leads 133-86

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  5.39

DET  4.45

SEA  3.26

RA/G

SDP  3.46

CIN  4.33

ARI  5.39

BA

J. Hamilton  .357

J. Reyes  .287

L. Valbuena  .162

OBP

J. Morneau  .437

A. Jackson  .360

B. Wood  .190

SLG

M. Cabrera  .646

C. Santana  .467

R. Tejada  .207

OPS

M. Cabrera  1.082

S. Smith  .813

B. Wood  .410

ERA

A. Wainwright  2.18

T. Hanson  3.76

B. Bergesen  5.55

K/9IP

B. Morrow  10.93

R. Wells  6.98

M. Buehrle  3.87

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RedSox Batters (5.04 RS/G) vs. Rays Pitchers (3.86 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 33.Shields
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 25/.738 20/.689 1/no AB 9/1.222 ··· 15/.934 ··· 4/.500 521/368 .324/.363/.552/.915 .948/.901 .956 102/.878 2/1 23/16
36.Cash G/S/vP ··· 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 37/1.088 7/.000 10/1.325 10/.650 4/.000 20/1.034 3/.000 12/.258 452/310 .258/.347/.454/.801 .588/.900 .802 92/.747 3/1 17/0
22.Hall G/S/vP 2/.000 1/.000 2/.000 2/1.000 7/.629 1/5.000 4/.250 9/1.194 302/178 .238/.306/.465/.771 .725/.803 .791 69/.768 5/1 17/10
55.Kalish* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 1/.000 83/68 .231/.256/.346/.602 .267/.680 .523 75/.609 1/0 2/1
25.Lowell G/S/vP 28/.821 5/1.850 5/.000 12/.917 2/3.000 23/1.197 3/.333 23/.372 174/106 .227/.305/.364/.668 .647/.680 .561 83/.680 0/0 4/1
12.Lowrie# G/S/vP 6/.334 1/.000 ··· 4/.000 ··· 5/1.400 1/.000 4/.000 89/53 .276/.382/.487/.869 .944/.818 .957 57/.879 1/0 3/5
41.Martinez# G/S/vP 16/.813 11/.920 1/.000 10/.600 1/2.000 11/.586 2/.000 2/.000 406/291 .292/.340/.469/.809 1.226/.644 .741 109/.801 1/0 13/4
54.McDonald G/S/vP ··· 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 3/.000 2/.000 ··· 1/2.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 128/98 .259/.352/.393/.744 .542/.800 .606 23/.360 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 36/1.433 23/.751 6/1.100 15/.673 ··· 28/.530 4/2.417 11/.573 486/336 .267/.370/.539/.909 .607/1.056 .890 105/.925 0/1 27/0
16.Scutaro G/S/vP 50/.642 15/.762 ··· 10/.800 2/.000 8/.393 8/.375 10/.400 588/432 .274/.334/.374/.708 .722/.703 .678 108/.585 3/4 7/16
IP 164.2 47.1 35.2 51.0 48.0 68.1 51.1 41.1 TOTAL .269/.340/.455/.795 .808/.790 .788 .745 46/14 172/97
ERA-K/9 4.76/8.4 1.52/12.2 4.54/8.1 4.06/3.4 7.69/7.5 4.21/5.9 1.75/7.7 3.05/9.4 3.64/7.4

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Cash (32-7-7)
 Martinez (73-20-3)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 719/.282 172/.149 152/.256 234/.299 230/.347 295/.245 195/.169 164/.204 .242  McDonald
 Kalish
 Nava
 Hall
 Drew
26/56/25/7
12/12/2/2
35/0/0/1
40/7/6/1
0/0/112/0
OPS .810 .465 .679 .835 .927 .741 .510 .665 .706
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 389/.748 80/.603 111/.524 129/.812 107/1.019 129/.695 92/.605 34/.669 .712
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 330/.881 92/.347 41/1.131 105/.864 123/.848 166/.775 103/.428 130/.664 .701
Home 352/.771 92/.446 94/.634 122/.897 128/.952 131/.786 102/.546 88/.567
Last 28d days 103/1.059 43/.790 44/.653 61/.724 39/.814 91/.678 31/.262 29/.757
HR/SB/CS 29/7/3 5/1/0 2/1/1 5/3/1 6/5/1 10/6/0 3/3/0 5/1/1 137/65/23
Usage ·····X·· X····oo· oo···o·o ···XX··· o···oo·X ···XX··· o····oXo ·o··o···
Rays Batters (4.97 RS/G) vs. RedSox Pitchers (4.52 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 40.Lackey
G/S/vB
48.Atchison
G/S/vB
51.Bard
G/S/vB
17.Delcarmen
G/S/vB
61.Doubront*
G/S/vB
37.Okajima*
G/S/vB
58.Papelbon
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 3/.666 7/1.571 6/.333 269/137 .235/.310/.353/.663 .729/.619 .696 73/.513 0/0 5/0
8.Bartlett G/S/vP 23/.984 3/.000 5/.800 14/1.227 2/1.000 4/.250 7/.572 431/283 .251/.328/.342/.670 .703/.653 .674 90/.747 10/4 3/10
15.Brignac* G/S/vP 11/.819 1/.000 2/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 278/237 .256/.306/.380/.686 .684/.685 .590 30/.310 3/3 6/9
13.Crawford* G/S/vP 44/1.095 7/1.429 3/.000 12/1.401 4/.000 13/.539 14/.445 530/353 .294/.347/.468/.815 .674/.885 .860 97/.634 41/9 14/2
28.Jaso* G/S/vP 7/.762 3/1.667 1/.000 1/no AB 2/1.000 1/.000 1/.000 317/266 .277/.386/.394/.780 .582/.817 .632 66/.844 4/0 4/4
24.Johnson* G/S/vP 23/.744 2/2.500 ··· 1/.000 ··· 3/.000 2/5.000 64/51 .149/.359/.298/.657 1.087/.564 .571 64/.657 0/0 2/0
20.Joyce* G/S/vP 3/.000 ··· 2/.000 3/.666 ··· ··· 3/.666 174/156 .230/.368/.475/.843 .174/.926 .752 74/.786 2/2 7/1
3.Longoria G/S/vP 16/.713 3/1.666 5/1.000 9/1.413 3/1.667 10/.400 5/.000 565/391 .293/.370/.511/.881 .990/.833 .955 105/.884 15/5 19/12
23.Pena* G/S/vP 36/.917 4/.000 4/.500 11/1.420 3/.333 14/.729 9/.904 473/323 .211/.338/.433/.771 .704/.802 .816 51/.751 5/1 24/5
1.Rodriguez G/S/vP 6/.800 2/.000 ··· 1/2.000 2/2.000 1/.000 1/.000 318/221 .261/.310/.412/.722 .914/.638 .689 56/.822 10/3 8/5
10.Shoppach G/S/vP 9/.500 ··· 2/.500 2/.500 1/.000 ··· 3/.000 139/72 .191/.314/.322/.636 .834/.446 .649 41/.685 0/0 3/1
2.Upton G/S/vP 19/.600 4/.000 2/.000 11/.818 3/.000 9/.666 10/.100 483/331 .235/.323/.419/.742 .951/.650 .780 101/.885 37/7 13/5
18.Zobrist# G/S/vP 12/.717 3/.000 5/.200 5/.600 1/2.000 6/.750 6/.000 521/357 .252/.357/.354/.712 .673/.723 .705 94/.502 23/3 7/2
IP 169.2 44.2 61.1 44.0 24.0 32.1 55.2 TOTAL .250/.336/.402/.738 .739/.738 .739 .716 152/40 121/76
ERA-K/9 4.51/6.0 4.23/6.4 1.76/9.1 4.70/6.5 3.75/8.2 5.85/6.7 2.91/8.9 4.13/7.3

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

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 742/.287 189/.243 238/.158 193/.204 108/.263 159/.350 227/.194 .250  Crawford
 Zobrist
 Upton
 Joyce
 Rodriguez
 Johnson
 Brignac
116/0/0/7
1/12/92/5
0/122/0/2
9/0/31/2
4/9/8/0
1/0/0/0
0/0/2/0
OPS .782 .740 .500 .687 .726 .939 .625 .721
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 416/.816 91/.953 125/.431 94/.551 38/.327 73/.864 119/.688 .748
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 326/.738 98/.548 113/.566 99/.817 70/.954 86/1.003 108/.554 .697
Road 351/.770 67/.877 137/.598 84/.661 41/.762 80/1.031 121/.747
Last 28d days 147/.817 37/.972 50/.566 29/.651 36/.622 4/1.417 47/.502
HR/SB/CS 14/24/9 7/5/2 5/4/0 7/0/0 1/1/1 5/1/1 6/6/0 123/127/33
Usage ·····X·· o··X···· oo·X··Xo ···o···· o··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.