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Game Preview: CHC @ BOS, 7:10pm, Friday, May 20, 2011 @Fenway Park II

Cubs, 19-23, 19-23 5th, 5½ GB, 5 GB in WC

SP: Doug Davis (35, LHP, 0-1, 1.80)

2011 Gamelogs / 2011 Splits / vs. BOS Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2011 (0-1) 5.0 4 3 1 1 6 0 1.80
2010 (1-4) 38.1 55 36 32 21 34 6 7.51
2009 (9-14) 203.1 203 101 93 103 146 25 4.12
Last 7 GS 1-4 36.0 46 29 23 17 32 3 5.75 41
2011-05-14 SFG L 5.0 4 3 1 1 6 0 77 56
2010-07-09 PIT ND 5.0 7 4 4 3 2 2 78 36
2010-05-10 ATL L 5.2 3 6 3 6 4 1 113 43
2010-05-05 @LAD W 5.1 7 3 3 2 4 0 98 44
2010-04-29 @SDP L 4.0 8 6 5 2 5 0 106 27
2010-04-24 CHC L 6.1 6 2 2 2 6 0 108 57
2010-04-18 @WSN ND 4.2 11 5 5 1 5 0 107 26
Last 5 v.BOS 2-2 30.0 37 19 16 8 15 4 4.80 45
2008-06-24 @BOS ND 7.0 7 3 3 1 6 1 98 56
2007-06-08 BOS L 4.0 6 5 5 5 2 2 90 27
2003-05-30 BOS W 6.0 7 2 2 0 1 0 84 51
2001-08-26 BOS W 6.0 9 4 1 2 5 0 113 47
2001-08-04 @BOS L 7.0 8 5 5 0 1 1 84 42
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:    9-13   Road:   10-10   ExtrInn: 2-0 
 vsRHP:  12-19   vsLHP:   7-4    1-Run:   5-6 
 vsEast:  2-0    vsCntrl: 6-11   vsWest: 11-12 IL: 0-0 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 42 Thu, May 19  @FLA  W   5-1       19-23  5th  5.5 gb
 41 Wed, May 18  @FLA  W   7-5       18-23  5th  6.0 gb
 40 Tue, May 17  @CIN  L   5-7       17-23  5th  7.0 gb
 39 Mon, May 16  @CIN  L   4-7       17-22  4th  6.0 gb
 38 Sat, May 14   SFG  L   0-3  (6)  17-21  5th  4.5 gb
 37 Fri, May 13   SFG  W  11-4       17-20  4th  4.0 gb
 36 Thu, May 12   STL  L   1-9       16-20  4th  5.0 gb
 35 Wed, May 11   STL  W  11-4       16-19  4th  4.0 gb
 34 Tue, May 10   STL  L   4-6       15-19  4th  5.0 gb
 33 Sun, May  8   CIN  L   0-2       15-18  4th  4.0 gb
 Last 10: 4-6    Last 20: 9-11   Last 30:13-17
RedSox, 23-20, 23-20 3rd, 1½ GB, ½ GB in WC

SP: Jon Lester (27, LHP, 5-1, 3.28)

2011 Gamelogs / 2011 Splits / vs. CHC Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2011 (5-1) 57.2 48 21 21 24 58 9 3.28
2010 (19-9) 208.0 167 81 75 83 225 14 3.25
2009 (15-8) 203.1 186 80 77 64 225 20 3.41
Last 7 GS 5-1 45.1 39 16 16 20 49 6 3.18 58
2011-05-15 @NYY W 6.0 5 4 4 4 7 2 109 49
2011-05-10 @TOR ND 5.1 7 5 5 5 5 2 114 34
2011-05-03 LAA W 7.0 6 1 1 1 11 1 93 71
2011-04-28 @BAL W 8.0 4 2 2 3 5 1 108 68
2011-04-22 @LAA W 6.0 4 0 0 2 8 0 111 70
2011-04-17 TOR W 6.0 6 1 1 3 5 0 110 58
2011-04-12 TBR L 7.0 7 3 3 2 8 0 109 57
Has never faced CHC as starter.
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   14-9    Road:    9-11   ExtrInn: 2-2 
 vsRHP:  16-13   vsLHP:   7-7    1-Run:   7-6 
 vsEast: 10-8    vsCntrl: 5-4    vsWest:  8-8  IL: 0-0 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 43 Thu, May 19   DET  W   4-3       23-20  3rd  1.5 gb
 42 Wed, May 18   DET  W   1-0       22-20  3rd  2.5 gb
 41 Mon, May 16   BAL  W   8-7       21-20  2nd  3.0 gb
 40 Sun, May 15  @NYY  W   7-5       20-20  3rd  3.0 gb
 39 Sat, May 14  @NYY  W   6-0       19-20  3rd  4.0 gb
 38 Fri, May 13  @NYY  W   5-4       18-20  3rd  5.0 gb
 37 Wed, May 11  @TOR  L   3-9       17-20  3rd  4.5 gb
 36 Tue, May 10  @TOR  L   6-7 (10)  17-19  3rd  4.5 gb
 35 Mon, May  9   MIN  W   2-1 (11)  17-18  3rd  3.5 gb
 34 Sun, May  8   MIN  W   9-5       16-18  3rd  4.0 gb
 Last 10: 8-2    Last 20:13-7    Last 30:20-10
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Sun, Jun 12, 2005 BOS  8 @CHC  1        W:Tim Wakefield (5-6), L: Glendon Rusch (5-2), S: none
Sat, Jun 11, 2005 CHC  7  BOS  6        W:Todd Wellemeyer (2-1), L: Wade Miller (2-2), S: Ryan Dempster (8)
Fri, Jun 10, 2005 CHC 14  BOS  6        W:Greg Maddux (5-3), L: Bronson Arroyo (4-3), S: none
Season Series: 2011 -  0-0; 2010 -  0-0; 2009 -  0-0; All-Time - CHC leads 2-1

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
Cubs Batters (4.17 RS/G) vs. RedSox Pitchers (4.40 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 31.Lester*
G/S/vB
91.Aceves
G/S/vB
32.Albers
G/S/vB
48.Atchison
G/S/vB
51.Bard
G/S/vB
64.Bowden
G/S/vB
53.Hill*
G/S/vB
37.Okajima*
G/S/vB
58.Papelbon
G/S/vB
49.Wakefield
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
28.Baker G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 78/43 .342/.359/.447/.806 1.057/.596 .726 47/.762 0/0 1/0
15.Barney G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 162/132 .322/.348/.401/.749 .883/.718 .757 96/.767 3/1 1/2
24.Byrd G/S/vP 9/.333 3/1.667 2/1.000 ··· 1/no AB ··· ··· 3/1.000 3/.000 8/1.250 177/137 .312/.339/.424/.763 .736/.770 .847 96/.858 1/1 3/1
53.Castillo G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 8/5 .125/.125/.125/.250 .000/.400 .500 8/.250 0/0 0/1
13.Castro G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 185/143 .331/.357/.438/.795 .772/.802 .750 97/.703 4/0 1/7
9.DeWitt* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 3/1.000 36/33 .257/.278/.371/.649 .667/.648 .462 20/.650 0/0 1/3
1.Fukudome* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 130/120 .327/.438/.364/.802 .819/.801 .512 84/.724 0/1 0/0
55.Hill# G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 2/1.500 ··· ··· ··· 42/37 .243/.300/.432/.732 .000/.818 1.008 31/.846 0/0 1/3
5.Johnson G/S/vP 3/.000 ··· ··· 2/.000 ··· ··· ··· 2/.000 1/.000 21/.405 50/32 .395/.460/.698/1.158 .859/1.346 .961 33/1.246 0/1 2/0
22.Pena* G/S/vP 43/1.160 3/.000 10/.856 4/.000 5/.400 ··· ··· 15/.767 9/.904 46/.753 143/111 .237/.373/.395/.768 .373/.887 .855 79/.973 0/1 5/2
16.Ramirez G/S/vP ··· ··· 5/.400 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 3/.000 165/133 .287/.345/.367/.712 .535/.752 .672 85/.598 0/1 1/2
12.Soriano G/S/vP 3/.666 ··· 5/.400 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 41/1.060 151/116 .259/.291/.524/.816 1.025/.754 .903 78/.788 0/0 11/3
IP 57.2 17.1 17.1 5.1 23.0 4.2 8.1 18.2 23.1 TOTAL .278/.333/.405/.738 .770/.729 .755 .745 9/6 33/29
ERA-K/9 3.28/9.0 2.60/4.7 1.56/9.4 6.75/6.8 3.52/8.6 /0.0 0.00/11.5 4.32/6.5 2.41/12.0 5.40/4.2 4.20/7.3

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Castillo (1-1-0)
 Hill (5-0-0)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 238/.229 71/.188 70/.206 27/.417 90/.200 / 17/.133 36/.233 77/.239 99/.267 .246  Soriano
 Fukudome
 Byrd
 Baker
 Johnson
 DeWitt
39/0/0/3
0/0/31/1
0/41/0/1
0/0/2/0
7/5/8/0
1/0/0/0
OPS .719 .658 .525 1.028 .660 .369 .643 .581 .812 .718
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 51/.535 35/.580 34/.698 10/.956 50/.722 / 7/.452 13/.916 41/.495 53/.698 .704
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 187/.773 36/.732 36/.371 17/1.071 40/.576 / 10/.311 23/.483 36/.684 46/.943 .731
Home 79/.659 60/.603 38/.541 27/1.028 42/.467 / 9/.476 30/.550 44/.518 74/.836
Last 28d days 112/.794 41/.654 57/.532 27/1.028 54/.688 / 17/.369 31/.531 42/.562 58/.774
HR/SB/CS 9/6/5 3/1/0 0/4/0 0/1/0 3/4/1 // 0/0/0 0/2/0 0/1/0 4/0/1 43/52/13
Usage ····X··· ···Xo··· X····X·· ···X···· XX··X·X· ·····X·· ········ XX··o·o· ········
RedSox Batters (4.33 RS/G) vs. Cubs Pitchers (4.83 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 32.Davis*
G/S/vB
43.Grabow*
G/S/vB
57.Maine*
G/S/vB
49.Marmol
G/S/vB
45.Marshall*
G/S/vB
40.Russell*
G/S/vB
29.Samardzija
G/S/vB
34.Wood
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
23.Cameron G/S/vP 64/1.046 7/.143 ··· 5/.200 12/.875 ··· 5/1.000 6/.333 47/19 .163/.217/.302/.520 .650/.333 .643 27/.622 0/0 2/0
13.Crawford* G/S/vP 3/1.167 2/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 4/.000 174/121 .212/.249/.285/.533 .409/.588 .574 94/.682 6/3 1/1
7.Drew* G/S/vP 10/.700 4/.583 ··· 1/5.000 3/2.000 ··· ··· 37/.504 138/110 .248/.377/.381/.757 .783/.747 .763 79/.716 0/0 3/0
2.Ellsbury* G/S/vP 4/.500 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 3/.667 184/138 .290/.348/.438/.786 .646/.831 .791 113/.842 13/4 4/0
28.Gonzalez* G/S/vP 37/.594 9/.347 1/.000 5/1.400 7/.286 ··· ··· 1/3.000 192/132 .314/.370/.560/.930 .613/1.072 .827 107/1.063 1/0 9/0
12.Lowrie# G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 2/2.000 139/94 .310/.345/.481/.826 1.200/.631 .962 88/.650 0/1 3/5
54.McDonald G/S/vP ··· 2/2.500 ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 2/.000 22/7 .150/.227/.300/.527 .651/.286 .747 6/.533 1/1 1/1
34.Ortiz* G/S/vP 6/1.100 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 4/1.250 171/121 .293/.374/.507/.881 .852/.891 .835 98/.917 0/0 8/
15.Pedroia G/S/vP 6/1.133 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 2/.500 195/140 .239/.356/.307/.662 .956/.552 .706 110/.487 7/2 2/2
39.Saltalamacchia# G/S/vP ··· 2/.000 ··· 2/1.000 2/.000 ··· ··· ··· 91/68 .221/.264/.326/.589 .391/.659 .630 48/.633 0/0 1/1
33.Varitek# G/S/vP 12/.606 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 2/1.000 71/44 .190/.271/.238/.510 .459/.542 .554 43/.676 0/0 0/0
20.Youkilis G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 168/115 .259/.399/.496/.895 1.010/.843 1.045 95/.919 0/0 7/3
IP 5.0 15.2 0.1 20.0 17.2 20.0 24.1 17.0 TOTAL .258/.336/.405/.740 .755/.734 .783 .769 28/11 42/21
ERA-K/9 1.80/10.8 4.02/5.2 0.00/0.0 1.35/12.2 1.53/9.7 7.20/5.4 2.96/10.0 2.65/7.9 4.50/8.2

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Saltalamacchia (31-10-3)
 Varitek (21-3-2)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 22/.190 75/.269 1/.000 81/.149 73/.254 94/.322 109/.163 78/.269 .260  Drew
 Cameron
 Ellsbury
 Crawford
 McDonald
0/0/33/2
1/2/11/0
0/40/0/0
41/0/0/0
4/2/4/0
OPS .513 .794 .000 .454 .609 .993 .549 .760 .750
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 3/.000 27/.493 / 37/.587 30/.543 26/.711 47/.590 26/.795 .725
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 19/.596 48/.974 1/.000 44/.336 43/.659 68/1.104 62/.519 52/.742 .768
Road / 32/.925 1/.000 46/.434 34/.499 40/.825 59/.455 33/.930
Last 28d days 22/.513 31/.601 1/.000 39/.352 37/.707 52/.911 55/.485 51/.827
HR/SB/CS 0/0/0 2/1/2 0/0/0 0/3/0 1/1/1 6/5/0 0/8/0 2/1/1 37/33/12
Usage ·····X·· o······X o······· XX·X···o ·Xo···X· ···o···o ·X·o·X·· o·X···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.