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Game Preview: BOS @ LAA, 3:35pm, Sunday, April 24, 2011 @Angel Stadium

RedSox, 9-11, 9-11 3rd, 3½ GB, 2½ GB in WC

SP: John Lackey (32, RHP, 1-2, 9.82)

2011 Gamelogs / 2011 Splits / vs. LAA Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2011 (1-2) 14.2 21 16 16 5 8 3 9.82
2010 (14-11) 215.0 233 114 105 72 156 18 4.40
2009 (11-8) 176.1 177 84 75 47 139 17 3.83
Last 7 GS 3-3 39.2 43 29 27 11 30 5 6.13 45
2011-04-19 @OAK L 6.0 4 1 1 1 3 0 93 62
2011-04-08 NYY W 5.0 7 6 6 2 2 1 91 29
2011-04-02 @TEX L 3.2 10 9 9 2 3 2 86 6
2010-10-03 NYY W 7.2 6 3 2 2 10 1 118 65
2010-09-28 @CHW ND 6.0 3 2 2 2 5 1 108 61
2010-09-22 BAL W 7.0 5 1 1 0 4 0 111 67
2010-09-17 TOR L 4.1 8 7 6 2 3 0 83 22
Last 5 v.LAA 3-0 21.1 19 8 8 3 13 4 3.38 57
2010-08-18 LAA W 7.0 10 5 5 0 5 2 119 42
2010-07-27 @LAA W 7.1 7 2 2 1 4 1 124 59
2010-05-05 LAA W 7.0 2 1 1 2 4 1 102 71
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:    5-4    Road:    4-7    ExtrInn: 1-0 
 vsRHP:   5-6    vsLHP:   4-5    1-Run:   1-3 
 vsEast:  5-4    vsCntrl: 0-3    vsWest:  4-4  IL: 0-0 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 20 Sat, Apr 23  @LAA  W   5-0        9-11  3rd  3.5 gb
 19 Fri, Apr 22  @LAA  W   4-3        8-11  5th  3.5 gb
 18 Thu, Apr 21  @LAA  W   4-2 (11)   7-11  5th  4.0 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
 Last 10: 7-3    Last 20: 9-11   Last 30: 9-11
Angels, 12-9, 12-9 2nd, 1½ GB, tied for WC

SP: Matt Palmer (32, RHP, 1-0, 4.22)

2011 Gamelogs / 2011 Splits / vs. BOS Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2011 (1-0) 10.2 13 6 5 2 5 0 4.22
2010 (1-2) 33.2 38 20 17 20 17 1 4.54
2009 (11-2) 121.1 105 55 53 55 69 12 3.93
Last 7 GS 4-2 35.1 43 27 24 16 18 2 6.11 40
2011-04-19 @TEX W 6.0 3 1 1 1 3 0 84 64
2011-04-09 TOR ND 4.2 10 5 4 1 2 0 70 27
2010-04-09 OAK L 5.0 8 7 5 2 3 0 94 28
2009-09-30 TEX W 5.0 1 0 0 2 1 0 57 64
2009-07-25 MIN W 5.0 4 2 2 3 4 1 94 52
2009-06-28 @ARI W 5.0 10 6 6 2 0 0 79 21
2009-06-22 COL L 4.2 7 6 6 5 5 1 93 26
Last 5 v.BOS 1-0 9.0 5 4 4 2 8 1 4.00 67
2009-05-13 BOS W 9.0 5 4 4 2 8 1 109 67
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:    4-5    Road:    8-4    ExtrInn: 2-2 
 vsRHP:   8-5    vsLHP:   4-4    1-Run:   3-4 
 vsEast:  4-4    vsCntrl: 6-4    vsWest:  2-1  IL: 0-0 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 21 Sat, Apr 23   BOS  L   0-5       12-9   2nd  1.5 gb
 20 Fri, Apr 22   BOS  L   3-4       12-8   2nd  0.5 gb
 19 Thu, Apr 21   BOS  L   2-4 (11)  12-7   1st  0.5 up
 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
 Last 10: 6-4    Last 20:11-9    Last 30:12-9 
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Sat, Apr 23, 2011 BOS  5 @LAA  0        W:Daisuke Matsuzaka (2-2), L: Ervin Santana (0-3), S: none
Fri, Apr 22, 2011 BOS  4 @LAA  3        W:Jon Lester (2-1), L: Dan Haren (4-1), S: Jonathan Papelbon (5)
Thu, Apr 21, 2011 BOS  4 @LAA  2 (11)   W:Bobby Jenks (1-1), L: Rich Thompson (0-1), S: Jonathan Papelbon (4)

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
Season Series: 2011 - BOS over 3-0; 2010 - BOS won 9-1; 2009 - LAA won 5-4; All-Time - BOS leads 324-278

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 (4.25 RS/G) vs. Angels Pitchers (3.48 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 32.Palmer
G/S/vB
22.Bell
G/S/vB
17.Bulger
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 ··· ··· ··· ··· 180/132 .259/.328/.401/.729 1.128/.588 .706 20/.377 0/1 4/2
13.Crawford* G/S/vP 1/.000 5/1.100 4/.000 10/1.100 1/.000 ··· 3/.000 2/.000 663/438 .307/.356/.495/.851 .696/.930 .846 84/.397 47/10 19/2
7.Drew* G/S/vP 5/.400 3/.333 2/1.000 3/.333 ··· 1/no AB 1/no AB ··· 546/374 .255/.341/.452/.793 .611/.875 .820 63/.788 3/1 22/1
2.Ellsbury* G/S/vP 4/.500 1/.000 4/.250 1/no AB 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· 84/67 .192/.241/.244/.485 .471/.488 .556 76/.701 7/1 0/0
28.Gonzalez* G/S/vP 3/.666 1/.000 2/.000 ··· 1/.000 3/1.167 1/3.000 1/.000 693/460 .298/.393/.511/.904 .937/.887 .980 90/.732 0/0 31/8
12.Lowrie# G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 1/2.000 2/.000 1/.000 ··· 1/no AB 1/.000 197/116 .287/.381/.526/.907 1.025/.823 .962 55/1.141 1/1 9/5
54.McDonald G/S/vP 3/.333 1/no AB ··· 2/.000 2/.000 ··· 2/.000 ··· 363/189 .270/.336/.429/.766 .821/.715 .741 16/.521 9/1 9/2
34.Ortiz* G/S/vP 4/.500 1/.000 2/.000 10/1.200 3/.666 1/.000 2/.000 1/no AB 606/406 .270/.370/.529/.899 .599/1.059 .867 77/.805 0/1 32/0
15.Pedroia G/S/vP 2/.000 2/.000 4/.250 1/.000 2/.500 1/no AB 1/2.000 ··· 351/261 .288/.367/.493/.860 .700/.910 .898 90/.855 9/1 12/3
39.Saltalamacchia# G/S/vP 2/no AB 1/no AB 2/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· 3/.666 ··· 30/11 .167/.333/.292/.625 .654/.573 .721 43/.535 0/0 0/1
10.Scutaro G/S/vP 4/.833 4/.250 3/2.333 5/2.300 2/2.000 1/.000 5/.200 1/.000 695/495 .275/.333/.388/.721 .743/.711 .707 50/.507 5/4 11/20
33.Varitek# G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 5/1.067 ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 123/94 .232/.293/.473/.766 .868/.733 .624 32/.305 0/0 7/0
20.Youkilis G/S/vP 2/3.500 ··· 2/2.000 3/1.167 2/.000 ··· 2/2.500 ··· 435/322 .307/.411/.564/.975 1.311/.863 .967 77/.890 4/1 19/3
IP 33.2 61.0 24.0 68.0 47.1 122.0 19.2 15.1 TOTAL .235/.331/.374/.705 .734/.686 .596 .705 13/6 18/7
ERA-K/9 4.54/4.5 4.72/6.6 4.88/9.4 4.24/7.0 4.37/6.8 3.61/8.4 1.37/6.9 2.35/13.5 2.97/7.3

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

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 157/.281 273/.312 111/.269 308/.263 209/.254 516/.252 75/.171 65/.224 .216  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 .793 .792 .823 .739 .732 .712 .516 .670 .645
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 70/.771 150/.811 51/.912 153/.728 94/.984 126/.544 32/.296 32/.527 .593
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 87/.805 123/.769 60/.752 155/.750 115/.539 390/.768 43/.679 33/.803 .694
Home 94/.810 101/.735 49/.772 187/.743 105/.734 252/.654 38/.454 33/.724
Last 28d days 47/.759 8/.250 43/.736 39/.500 24/.762 40/.787 41/.630 37/.351
HR/SB/CS 1/1/1 2/10/2 3/2/2 4/13/1 5/1/0 13/3/4 2/1/0 1/2/0 19/24/6
Usage ····X··· ·X······ X·o··X·· ··X···o· ·X··X·oo ··X·X·o· ··X··X·o ··o···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 (4.05 RS/G) vs. RedSox Pitchers (4.75 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 41.Lackey
G/S/vB
32.Albers
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 39/.830 4/3.000 4/.833 3/.666 9/1.431 13/.712 38/.871 5/2.800 667/461 .255/.352/.435/.787 .639/.856 .831 90/.724 24/10 20/6
2.Aybar# G/S/vP 3/.000 5/2.000 4/1.000 5/.400 3/1.667 8/.375 3/.666 2/.000 589/419 .253/.306/.330/.636 .609/.646 .561 28/.857 22/8 5/21
25.Bourjos G/S/vP ··· 2/1.000 ··· ··· ··· 2/1.000 1/.000 2/1.000 193/134 .204/.237/.381/.618 .480/.679 .523 78/.829 10/3 6/1
6.Callaspo# G/S/vP 7/1.286 4/.250 2/no AB 4/1.750 4/1.750 4/.000 10/.400 1/.000 601/471 .265/.302/.374/.675 .576/.706 .686 80/.820 5/3 10/11
16.Conger# G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/2.000 ··· ··· 34/31 .172/.294/.276/.570 .333/.587 1.012 36/.861 0/0 0/3
48.Hunter G/S/vP 45/.686 2/1.500 5/.000 11/.614 5/.800 7/1.286 45/1.182 7/.829 646/445 .281/.354/.464/.819 .775/.838 .707 95/.594 9/12 23/3
13.Izturis# G/S/vP 10/.422 4/1.750 2/.000 4/.000 3/.000 5/.000 12/.500 ··· 238/181 .250/.321/.363/.684 .697/.680 .525 86/.884 7/3 3/2
47.Kendrick G/S/vP 9/.444 3/.000 2/.000 4/1.250 ··· 8/.000 13/1.007 6/1.166 658/462 .279/.313/.407/.721 .673/.741 .763 97/.924 14/4 10/10
5.Mathis G/S/vP 6/.400 2/1.000 ··· 1/.000 2/.000 1/.000 8/.625 1/.000 218/160 .195/.219/.278/.497 .580/.467 .540 42/.620 3/0 3/7
44.Trumbo G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 16/10 .067/.125/.067/.192 .167/.200 .091 79/.687 0/0 0/1
10.Wells G/S/vP 34/.555 13/.930 6/.533 10/.000 9/1.333 20/.500 73/.673 18/.343 646/518 .273/.331/.515/.847 .643/.895 .990 91/.487 6/4 31/0
77.Willits# G/S/vP 3/1.667 ··· 2/.000 7/.000 ··· 3/.000 6/.666 2/.500 182/121 .258/.341/.302/.643 .630/.648 .687 6/.000 2/4 0/1
46.Wilson G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 1/no AB ··· ··· ··· ··· 106/81 .229/.288/.417/.705 .947/.624 .724 8/.250 0/0 4/1
IP 215.0 75.2 74.2 52.2 46.0 67.0 140.0 48.1 TOTAL .252/.316/.411/.727 .803/.692 .547 .727 13/4 24/11
ERA-K/9 4.40/6.5 4.52/5.8 1.93/9.2 4.44/10.4 4.50/6.5 3.90/10.2 5.34/5.4 3.35/8.6 4.73/7.3

 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 930/.277 329/.269 295/.176 231/.260 213/.314 287/.226 610/.272 195/.207 .238  Bourjos
 Abreu
 Willits
 Wells
 Hunter
 Trumbo
 Callaspo
 Kendrick
0/51/0/10
41/0/93/7
44/29/8/5
0/151/0/5
0/98/46/4
0/0/1/1
1/0/0/0
0/1/0/0
OPS .765 .726 .540 .668 .841 .674 .773 .681 .737
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 517/.802 131/.819 158/.462 120/.648 99/.732 158/.717 276/.782 44/.663 .728
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 413/.719 198/.662 137/.627 111/.689 114/.936 129/.619 334/.766 151/.687 .747
Road 429/.766 163/.725 174/.651 122/.690 103/.999 149/.758 234/.738 90/.707
Last 28d days 71/1.057 13/.490 40/.604 36/.711 5/1.350 35/.605 41/.858 30/1.000
HR/SB/CS 18/26/10 6/8/2 6/8/1 3/11/0 6/1/1 7/11/0 19/24/5 7/2/1 24/23/8
Usage ····X··· ·X······ o·oX··Xo ·XoX··o· ····X··· ·oXX···X ·····o·· ····X·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.