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Game Preview: BOS @ LAA, 10:05pm, Thursday, April 21, 2011 @Angel Stadium

RedSox, 6-11, 6-11 5th, 4½ GB, 4½ GB in WC

SP: Josh Beckett (31, RHP, 2-1, 1.80)

2011 Gamelogs / 2011 Splits / vs. LAA Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2011 (2-1) 20.0 10 4 4 7 23 0 1.80
2010 (6-6) 127.2 151 89 82 45 116 20 5.78
2009 (17-6) 212.1 198 99 91 55 199 25 3.86
Last 7 GS 4-3 45.2 43 20 19 20 44 6 3.74 54
2011-04-16 TOR W 7.0 3 1 1 2 9 0 101 74
2011-04-10 NYY W 8.0 2 0 0 1 10 0 103 87
2011-04-05 @CLE L 5.0 5 3 3 4 4 0 106 45
2010-09-29 @CHW L 6.0 11 4 4 4 5 1 105 35
2010-09-24 @NYY W 6.2 7 5 5 2 5 4 95 43
2010-09-18 TOR L 7.0 10 4 3 2 4 1 111 45
2010-09-12 @OAK W 6.0 5 3 3 5 7 0 110 52
Last 5 v.LAA 1-3 32.2 38 24 23 6 31 3 6.34 45
2010-08-19 LAA L 6.1 7 6 6 2 6 1 105 39
2010-07-28 @LAA W 7.0 5 3 3 1 5 0 112 59
2009-09-17 LAA ND 8.0 7 3 3 0 7 1 114 63
2009-04-12 @LAA L 6.0 8 4 4 2 5 0 103 43
2008-07-30 LAA L 5.1 11 8 7 1 8 1 100 23
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:    5-4    Road:    1-7    ExtrInn: 0-0 
 vsRHP:   2-6    vsLHP:   4-5    1-Run:   0-3 
 vsEast:  5-4    vsCntrl: 0-3    vsWest:  1-4  IL: 0-0 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 17 Wed, Apr 20  @OAK  W   5-3        6-11  5th  4.5 gb
 16 Tue, Apr 19  @OAK  L   0-5        5-11  5th  4.5 gb
 15 Mon, Apr 18   TOR  W   9-1        5-10  5th  4.5 gb
 14 Sun, Apr 17   TOR  W   8-1        4-10  5th  5.0 gb
 13 Sat, Apr 16   TOR  W   4-1        3-10  5th  5.0 gb
 12 Fri, Apr 15   TOR  L   6-7        2-10  5th  5.0 gb
 11 Tue, Apr 12   TBR  L   2-3        2-9   5th  5.0 gb
 10 Mon, Apr 11   TBR  L   5-16       2-8   4th  4.5 gb
  9 Sun, Apr 10   NYY  W   4-0        2-7   4th  4.0 gb
  8 Sat, Apr  9   NYY  L   4-9        1-7   4th  5.0 gb
 Last 10: 5-5    Last 20: 6-11   Last 30: 6-11
Angels, 12-6, 12-6 1st, 1 up

SP: (2011, RHP, 0-0, undef)

2011 Gamelogs / 2011 Splits / vs. BOS Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
Last 7 GS
Has never faced BOS as starter.
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:    4-2    Road:    8-4    ExtrInn: 2-1 
 vsRHP:   8-3    vsLHP:   4-3    1-Run:   3-3 
 vsEast:  4-1    vsCntrl: 6-4    vsWest:  2-1  IL: 0-0 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 18 Wed, Apr 20  @TEX  W   4-1       12-6   1st  1.0 up
 17 Tue, Apr 19  @TEX  W  15-4       11-6   1st    Tied
 16 Mon, Apr 18  @TEX  L   1-7       10-6   2nd  1.0 gb
 15 Sun, Apr 17  @CHW  W   4-2       10-5   1st    Tied
 14 Sat, Apr 16  @CHW  W   7-2        9-5   2nd  1.0 gb
 13 Fri, Apr 15  @CHW  W   4-3        8-5   2nd  2.0 gb
 12 Wed, Apr 13   CLE  W   4-3 (12)   7-5   2nd  2.0 gb
 11 Tue, Apr 12   CLE  W   2-0        6-5   2nd  3.0 gb
 10 Mon, Apr 11   CLE  L   0-4        5-5   2nd  4.0 gb
  9 Sun, Apr 10   TOR  W   3-1        5-4   2nd  3.0 gb
 Last 10: 8-2    Last 20:12-6    Last 30:12-6 
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Thu, Aug 19, 2010 LAA  7 @BOS  2        W:Ervin Santana (13-8), L: Josh Beckett (3-3), S: none
Wed, Aug 18, 2010 BOS  7  LAA  5        W:John Lackey (11-7), L: Kevin Jepsen (2-3), S: Jonathan Papelbon (30)
Tue, Aug 17, 2010 BOS  6  LAA  0        W:Clay Buchholz (14-5), L: Jered Weaver (11-8), S: none
Wed, Jul 28, 2010 BOS  7 @LAA  3        W:Josh Beckett (2-1), L: Fernando Rodney (4-1), S: none
Tue, Jul 27, 2010 BOS  4 @LAA  2        W:John Lackey (10-5), L: Jered Weaver (9-7), S: Jonathan Papelbon (24)
Mon, Jul 26, 2010 BOS  6 @LAA  3        W:Clay Buchholz (11-5), L: Dan Haren (7-9), S: Jonathan Papelbon (23)
Thu, May 06, 2010 BOS 11  LAA  6        W:Daisuke Matsuzaka (1-1), L: Scott Kazmir (2-2), S: none
Wed, May 05, 2010 BOS  3  LAA  1        W:John Lackey (3-1), L: Joel Pineiro (2-4), S: Jonathan Papelbon (8)
Tue, May 04, 2010 BOS  5  LAA  1        W:Jon Lester (2-2), L: Kevin Jepsen (0-1), S: none
Mon, May 03, 2010 BOS 17  LAA  8        W:Clay Buchholz (3-2), L: Joe Saunders (1-5), S: none
Season Series: 2011 -  0-0; 2010 - BOS won 9-1; 2009 - LAA won 5-4; All-Time - BOS leads 321-278

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 2011 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

For the 2010 season

NOTE: Team stats shown are for the 2011 season. Player Stats for the 2010 season. We will switch to 2011 stats on May 1st.

RedSox Batters (4.24 RS/G) vs. Angels Pitchers (3.33 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 17.Bulger
G/S/vB
37.Downs*
G/S/vB
56.Rodney
G/S/vB
45.Rodriguez
G/S/vB
21.Takahashi*
G/S/vB
63.Thompson
G/S/vB
51.Walden
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
23.Cameron G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 180/132 .259/.328/.401/.729 1.128/.588 .706 20/.377 0/1 4/2
13.Crawford* G/S/vP 2/.000 21/.979 9/1.056 1/.000 ··· 2/.000 2/.000 663/438 .307/.356/.495/.851 .696/.930 .846 70/.365 47/10 19/2
7.Drew* G/S/vP 1/.000 17/.544 2/.500 ··· ··· ··· ··· 546/374 .255/.341/.452/.793 .611/.875 .820 49/.786 3/1 22/1
2.Ellsbury* G/S/vP 3/.333 7/.857 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 84/67 .192/.241/.244/.485 .471/.488 .556 61/.680 7/1 0/0
28.Gonzalez* G/S/vP 1/.000 2/.000 ··· ··· 2/2.000 ··· ··· 693/460 .298/.393/.511/.904 .937/.887 .980 74/.780 0/0 31/8
12.Lowrie# G/S/vP ··· 5/1.350 1/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 197/116 .287/.381/.526/.907 1.025/.823 .962 41/1.231 1/1 9/5
54.McDonald G/S/vP ··· 3/2.000 2/.000 2/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· 363/189 .270/.336/.429/.766 .821/.715 .741 15/.557 9/1 9/2
34.Ortiz* G/S/vP 1/.000 23/.949 10/1.200 2/1.000 ··· 2/.000 ··· 606/406 .270/.370/.529/.899 .599/1.059 .867 64/.852 0/1 32/0
15.Pedroia G/S/vP 3/.333 10/.522 ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 351/261 .288/.367/.493/.860 .700/.910 .898 74/.887 9/1 12/3
39.Saltalamacchia# G/S/vP 2/.000 3/1.667 1/.000 ··· ··· 3/.666 ··· 30/11 .167/.333/.292/.625 .654/.573 .721 39/.479 0/0 0/1
10.Scutaro G/S/vP 3/2.333 8/.250 5/2.300 2/2.000 ··· 4/.250 ··· 695/495 .275/.333/.388/.721 .743/.711 .707 41/.595 5/4 11/20
33.Varitek# G/S/vP ··· 13/.693 4/.917 ··· ··· ··· ··· 123/94 .232/.293/.473/.766 .868/.733 .624 23/.186 0/0 7/0
20.Youkilis G/S/vP 2/2.000 7/.429 3/1.167 2/.000 ··· 2/2.500 ··· 435/322 .307/.411/.564/.975 1.311/.863 .967 72/.876 4/1 19/3
IP 24.0 61.1 68.0 47.1 122.0 19.2 15.1 TOTAL .238/.331/.383/.713 .737/.692 .566 .713 6/5 17/7
ERA-K/9 4.88/9.4 2.64/7.0 4.24/7.0 4.37/6.8 3.61/8.4 1.37/6.9 2.35/13.5 2.90/7.1

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Saltalamacchia (6-1-0)
 Varitek (34-9-2)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 111/.269 241/.211 308/.263 209/.254 516/.252 75/.171 65/.224 .215  McDonald
 Crawford
 Cameron
 Drew
 Ellsbury
30/69/34/9
148/0/0/7
0/46/0/3
0/0/133/1
6/13/0/0
OPS .823 .584 .739 .732 .712 .516 .670 .642
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 51/.912 89/.488 153/.728 94/.984 126/.544 32/.296 32/.527 .559
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 60/.752 152/.637 155/.750 115/.539 390/.768 43/.679 33/.803 .703
Home 49/.772 113/.606 187/.743 105/.734 252/.654 38/.454 33/.724
Last 28d days 34/.828 6/.333 33/.488 20/.850 35/.823 32/.594 33/.362
HR/SB/CS 3/2/2 3/3/0 4/13/1 5/1/0 13/3/4 2/1/0 1/2/0 18/17/5
Usage ··X····· ·······o ···o·X·X ·X·oo··· ·X·o···X ··X·o··· ···X·X·X

NOTE: Team stats shown are for the 2011 season. Player Stats for the 2010 season. We will switch to 2011 stats on May 1st.

Angels Batters (4.44 RS/G) vs. RedSox Pitchers (5.29 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 19.Beckett
G/S/vB
91.Aceves
G/S/vB
51.Bard
G/S/vB
52.Jenks
G/S/vB
37.Okajima*
G/S/vB
58.Papelbon
G/S/vB
49.Wakefield
G/S/vB
35.Wheeler
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
53.Abreu* G/S/vP 95/.665 3/.333 2/2.000 2/.000 9/1.431 13/.712 38/.871 5/2.800 667/461 .255/.352/.435/.787 .639/.856 .831 78/.765 24/10 20/6
2.Aybar# G/S/vP 11/.600 4/1.250 3/.666 5/.400 3/1.667 6/.500 3/.666 2/.000 589/419 .253/.306/.330/.636 .609/.646 .561 16/.813 22/8 5/21
25.Bourjos G/S/vP 3/.666 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 2/1.000 193/134 .204/.237/.381/.618 .480/.679 .523 69/.868 10/3 6/1
6.Callaspo# G/S/vP 18/.516 2/.000 2/no AB 3/1.667 4/1.750 4/.000 10/.400 1/.000 601/471 .265/.302/.374/.675 .576/.706 .686 73/.835 5/3 10/11
16.Conger# G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 34/31 .172/.294/.276/.570 .333/.587 1.012 28/1.054 0/0 0/3
48.Hunter G/S/vP 20/.844 6/.666 3/.000 10/.686 5/.800 7/1.286 45/1.182 7/.829 646/445 .281/.354/.464/.819 .775/.838 .707 83/.578 9/12 23/3
13.Izturis# G/S/vP 34/.822 4/.500 2/.000 3/.000 3/.000 4/.000 12/.500 ··· 238/181 .250/.321/.363/.684 .697/.680 .525 76/.984 7/3 3/2
47.Kendrick G/S/vP 26/.943 1/.000 1/.000 3/.666 ··· 6/.000 13/1.007 6/1.166 658/462 .279/.313/.407/.721 .673/.741 .763 86/.996 14/4 10/10
5.Mathis G/S/vP 10/.600 4/.000 ··· 1/.000 2/.000 1/.000 8/.625 1/.000 218/160 .195/.219/.278/.497 .580/.467 .540 39/.616 3/0 3/7
44.Trumbo G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 16/10 .067/.125/.067/.192 .167/.200 .091 69/.789 0/0 0/1
10.Wells G/S/vP 44/1.225 5/.600 5/.650 8/.000 9/1.333 20/.500 73/.673 18/.343 646/518 .273/.331/.515/.847 .643/.895 .990 79/.538 6/4 31/0
77.Willits# G/S/vP 6/1.000 3/.000 2/.000 7/.000 ··· 3/.000 6/.666 2/.500 182/121 .258/.341/.302/.643 .630/.648 .687 4/.000 2/4 0/1
46.Wilson G/S/vP 3/.666 ··· ··· 1/no AB ··· ··· ··· ··· 106/81 .229/.288/.417/.705 .947/.624 .724 8/.250 0/0 4/1
IP 127.2 12.0 74.2 52.2 46.0 67.0 140.0 48.1 TOTAL .268/.332/.442/.773 .832/.744 .606 .773 10/4 23/9
ERA-K/9 5.78/8.2 3.00/1.5 1.93/9.2 4.44/10.4 4.50/6.5 3.90/10.2 5.34/5.4 3.35/8.6 5.42/7.0

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Conger (7-2-0)
 Mathis (43-11-6)
 Wilson (26-8-3)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 577/.292 53/.208 295/.176 231/.260 213/.314 287/.226 610/.272 195/.207 .254  Bourjos
 Abreu
 Wells
 Willits
 Hunter
 Trumbo
 Kendrick
 Callaspo
0/51/0/10
41/0/93/7
0/151/0/5
44/29/8/5
0/98/46/4
0/0/1/1
0/1/0/0
1/0/0/0
OPS .848 .575 .540 .668 .841 .674 .773 .681 .793
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 331/.940 20/.585 158/.462 120/.648 99/.732 158/.717 276/.782 44/.663 .768
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 246/.726 33/.565 137/.627 111/.689 114/.936 129/.619 334/.766 151/.687 .820
Road 324/.895 27/.377 174/.651 122/.690 103/.999 149/.758 234/.738 90/.707
Last 28d days 77/.440 30/.662 33/.680 27/.712 5/1.350 27/.638 41/.858 30/1.000
HR/SB/CS 20/18/1 1/3/0 6/8/1 3/11/0 6/1/1 7/11/0 19/24/5 7/2/1 23/20/8
Usage ····X··· ·oo··o·· X··Xo··· X··o·X·· ·X······ X···XX·· ··o····· ·X·o·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.