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Game Preview: CHC @ BOS, 8:05pm, Sunday, May 22, 2011 @Fenway Park II

Cubs, 20-24, 20-24 5th, 5½ GB, 6 GB in WC

SP: James Russell (25, LHP, 1-4, 6.26)

2011 Gamelogs / 2011 Splits / vs. BOS Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2011 (1-4) 23.0 30 18 16 6 13 6 6.26
2010 (1-1) 49.0 55 37 27 11 42 11 4.96
Last 7 GS 0-4 14.1 25 18 16 4 8 6 10.05 32
2011-05-02 @LAD L 4.2 6 5 4 0 3 0 83 37
2011-04-26 COL L 4.0 5 4 4 3 4 3 82 37
2011-04-20 SDP L 4.0 7 4 4 1 0 3 74 31
2011-04-12 @HOU L 1.2 7 5 4 0 1 0 55 24
Has never faced BOS as starter.
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:    9-13   Road:   11-11   ExtrInn: 2-0 
 vsRHP:  13-19   vsLHP:   7-5    1-Run:   5-6 
 vsEast:  2-0    vsCntrl: 6-11   vsWest: 11-12 IL: 1-1 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 44 Sat, May 21  @BOS  W   9-3       20-24  5th  5.5 gb
 43 Fri, May 20  @BOS  L   5-15      19-24  5th  5.5 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
 Last 10: 5-5    Last 20:10-10   Last 30:13-17
RedSox, 24-21, 24-21 3rd, ½ GB

SP: Tim Wakefield (44, RHP, 0-1, 5.40)

2011 Gamelogs / 2011 Splits / vs. CHC Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2011 (0-1) 23.1 24 17 14 8 11 4 5.40
2010 (4-10) 140.0 153 92 83 36 84 19 5.34
2009 (11-5) 129.2 137 67 66 50 72 12 4.58
Last 7 GS 1-3 33.2 44 34 28 12 23 4 7.49 37
2011-05-06 MIN L 4.1 9 8 6 4 1 1 84 14
2011-05-01 SEA ND 5.2 3 1 1 1 3 0 76 61
2010-10-02 NYY ND 5.0 7 5 5 3 6 1 94 36
2010-09-08 TBR W 5.0 6 5 4 2 4 1 86 39
2010-08-25 SEA L 5.2 8 4 3 0 2 0 91 41
2010-07-20 @OAK ND 6.0 3 4 3 2 5 0 115 55
2010-07-15 TEX L 2.0 8 7 6 0 2 1 34 16
Last 5 v.CHC 3-1 28.1 29 13 12 3 10 3 3.81 51
2005-06-12 @CHC W 7.0 4 1 1 0 3 0 86 68
1993-09-26 CHC W 9.0 5 0 0 2 4 0 116 79
1993-05-15 @CHC L 3.0 9 6 6 0 1 2 57 18
1992-09-28 @CHC W 7.0 4 3 2 1 2 1 71 60
1992-09-07 CHC ND 2.1 7 3 3 0 0 0 44 31
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   15-10   Road:    9-11   ExtrInn: 2-2 
 vsRHP:  16-14   vsLHP:   8-7    1-Run:   7-6 
 vsEast: 10-8    vsCntrl: 5-4    vsWest:  8-8  IL: 1-1 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 45 Sat, May 21   CHC  L   3-9       24-21  3rd  0.5 gb
 44 Fri, May 20   CHC  W  15-5       24-20  2nd  0.5 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
 Last 10: 7-3    Last 20:13-7    Last 30:19-11
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Sat, May 21, 2011 CHC  9 @BOS  3        W:Sean Marshall (2-0), L: Matt Albers (0-2), S: none
Fri, May 20, 2011 BOS 15  CHC  5        W:Jon Lester (6-1), L: Doug Davis (0-2), S: Scott Atchison (1)

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 - tied 1-1; 2010 -  0-0; 2009 -  0-0; All-Time - CHC leads 3-2

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 (4.30 RS/G) vs. RedSox Pitchers (4.51 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 49.Wakefield
G/S/vB
91.Aceves
G/S/vB
32.Albers
G/S/vB
48.Atchison
G/S/vB
51.Bard
G/S/vB
53.Hill*
G/S/vB
46.Morales*
G/S/vB
58.Papelbon
G/S/vB
35.Wheeler
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
28.Baker G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 2/.000 ··· ··· 2/1.500 ··· ··· 84/44 .378/.393/.488/.881 1.200/.582 .890 48/.873 0/0 1/0
15.Barney G/S/vP ··· 3/1.167 1/2.000 1/.000 ··· ··· 2/1.500 ··· ··· 172/137 .323/.351/.404/.755 .842/.731 .767 96/.739 3/1 1/2
24.Byrd G/S/vP 8/1.250 4/1.750 2/1.000 1/no AB 1/no AB ··· 1/.000 3/.000 10/1.278 182/139 .308/.346/.419/.765 .717/.780 .850 92/.856 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 ··· 3/.000 1/2.000 1/.000 ··· ··· 2/1.500 ··· ··· 195/148 .324/.349/.431/.780 .753/.788 .725 98/.654 4/0 1/9
9.DeWitt* G/S/vP 3/1.000 2/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· 40/36 .231/.250/.333/.583 .500/.593 .353 23/.565 0/0 1/3
1.Fukudome* G/S/vP ··· 3/.667 ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 6/1.300 ··· ··· 135/123 .321/.444/.358/.801 .788/.803 .529 83/.699 1/1 0/0
55.Hill# G/S/vP ··· 2/.000 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 3/1.667 3/.000 ··· 1/.000 50/40 .227/.292/.386/.678 .347/.752 .841 39/.754 0/0 1/5
5.Johnson G/S/vP 21/.405 1/.000 1/3.000 3/.000 ··· ··· 4/.000 1/.000 4/.500 58/36 .392/.448/.686/1.135 .933/1.272 .973 36/1.172 0/1 2/0
22.Pena* G/S/vP 46/.753 5/.000 11/.920 5/.000 5/.400 ··· 2/.000 9/.904 1/no AB 153/116 .223/.368/.372/.740 .350/.871 .795 85/.927 0/2 5/2
16.Ramirez G/S/vP 3/.000 2/1.500 6/.533 ··· ··· ··· 4/.750 ··· 9/.222 174/137 .297/.356/.386/.742 .664/.762 .730 85/.647 0/1 1/2
12.Soriano G/S/vP 41/1.060 2/1.000 6/.334 2/.000 ··· ··· 3/.666 ··· 8/.000 160/121 .263/.294/.513/.807 1.021/.739 .875 79/.830 0/0 11/4
IP 23.1 22.1 17.1 8.1 23.0 5.1 16.0 18.2 11.2 TOTAL .279/.336/.404/.740 .788/.725 .757 .740 10/7 33/34
ERA-K/9 5.40/4.2 2.42/4.4 4.15/9.4 4.32/7.6 3.52/8.6 0.00/13.6 3.38/7.3 2.41/12.0 10.03/6.9 4.26/7.3

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Castillo (1-1-0)
 Hill (9-0-2)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 99/.267 92/.185 76/.239 37/.303 90/.200 20/.167 68/.211 77/.239 53/.353 .248  Soriano
 Byrd
 Fukudome
 DeWitt
 Baker
 Johnson
40/0/0/3
0/43/0/2
0/0/32/1
2/0/0/0
0/0/2/0
7/6/9/0
OPS .812 .641 .614 .776 .660 .417 .752 .581 1.024 .721
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 53/.698 44/.513 35/.716 14/.670 50/.722 9/.347 29/.917 41/.495 22/1.200 .693
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 46/.943 48/.754 41/.531 23/.841 40/.576 11/.473 39/.645 36/.684 31/.903 .745
Home 74/.836 81/.598 44/.691 37/.776 42/.467 12/.533 46/.828 44/.518 34/1.037
Last 28d days 58/.774 62/.627 63/.639 37/.776 50/.704 20/.417 33/.713 42/.562 20/1.228
HR/SB/CS 4/0/1 3/2/0 0/4/0 0/1/0 3/4/1 0/0/0 2/1/0 0/1/0 4/1/1 43/53/14
Usage ········ X····Xo· X·X····X ·X···X·· ··XX··X· X······X X·····o· ··XX··o· X·······
RedSox Batters (4.53 RS/G) vs. Cubs Pitchers (5.02 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 40.Russell*
G/S/vB
43.Grabow*
G/S/vB
57.Maine*
G/S/vB
49.Marmol
G/S/vB
45.Marshall*
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 1/.000 7/.143 1/no AB 5/.200 12/.875 6/1.100 6/.333 52/20 .152/.235/.283/.518 .607/.377 .630 28/.702 0/0 2/0
13.Crawford* G/S/vP 1/.000 2/.000 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 1/2.000 4/.000 183/125 .213/.247/.282/.529 .372/.602 .562 95/.589 6/3 1/2
7.Drew* G/S/vP ··· 4/.583 ··· 1/5.000 4/1.250 ··· 37/.504 142/113 .239/.366/.368/.734 .755/.725 .721 79/.688 0/0 3/0
2.Ellsbury* G/S/vP 1/.000 ··· 1/3.000 ··· ··· 1/2.000 4/.500 195/144 .296/.351/.441/.792 .683/.830 .802 114/.842 15/4 4/0
28.Gonzalez* G/S/vP 2/.000 9/.347 1/.000 6/1.500 8/.250 1/2.000 1/3.000 203/137 .328/.379/.559/.938 .650/1.076 .854 108/1.081 1/0 9/0
12.Lowrie# G/S/vP 1/.000 ··· 1/2.000 ··· 1/no AB 1/.000 2/2.000 148/98 .316/.358/.478/.836 1.195/.639 .966 93/.654 0/1 3/7
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 1/.000 1/.000 1/.000 1/.000 1/.000 1/3.000 4/1.250 181/126 .294/.370/.525/.895 .829/.923 .866 100/.956 0/0 9/
15.Pedroia G/S/vP 1/.000 ··· 1/2.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 3/.333 206/146 .238/.356/.308/.664 1.017/.528 .705 111/.542 9/2 2/2
39.Saltalamacchia# G/S/vP 1/2.000 2/.000 1/5.000 2/1.000 2/.000 1/no AB ··· 96/69 .236/.292/.371/.662 .644/.669 .767 49/.827 0/0 2/1
44.Sutton# G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 1/3.000 ··· ··· ··· 0/ /// / 0/ 0/0 0/0
33.Varitek# G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 3/.666 75/48 .197/.284/.242/.526 .459/.566 .577 43/.682 0/0 0/0
20.Youkilis G/S/vP 1/3.000 ··· 1/5.000 1/.000 1/2.000 2/.000 1/.000 179/121 .280/.413/.538/.952 1.187/.840 1.133 97/.998 0/0 8/4
IP 23.0 15.2 0.2 21.0 19.0 25.1 18.0 TOTAL .263/.341/.412/.753 .788/.737 .802 .788 32/11 45/25
ERA-K/9 6.26/5.1 4.02/5.2 40.50/0.0 1.29/11.6 1.42/9.0 3.91/10.0 2.50/7.5 4.68/8.0

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Saltalamacchia (31-10-3)
 Varitek (22-4-2)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 104/.309 75/.269 9/.625 84/.157 79/.250 119/.191 81/.257 .266  Drew
 Ellsbury
 Crawford
 McDonald
 Cameron
0/0/34/3
0/42/0/0
43/0/0/0
5/2/4/0
1/2/12/0
OPS .943 .794 2.167 .463 .604 .606 .729 .763
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 31/.594 27/.493 3/1.000 39/.610 34/.478 53/.740 28/.733 .733
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 73/1.096 48/.974 6/2.833 45/.328 45/.708 66/.503 53/.727 .785
Road 50/.760 32/.925 9/2.167 49/.449 40/.504 69/.570 36/.846
Last 28d days 62/.840 24/.554 9/2.167 38/.387 37/.658 61/.638 50/.814
HR/SB/CS 6/5/0 2/1/2 2/0/0 0/3/0 1/2/1 0/8/0 2/1/1 40/37/12
Usage ·X···o·· ··o····· ·Xo····· o·XX·X·· X··Xo··· ·X·X·o·X o·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.