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Game Preview: OAK @ BOS, 7:10pm, Friday, June 3, 2011 @Fenway Park II

Athletics, 27-30, 27-30 4th, 4 GB, 3½ GB in WC

SP: Josh Outman (26, LHP, 1-0, 2.08)

2011 Gamelogs / 2011 Splits / vs. BOS Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2011 (1-0) 13.0 11 3 3 8 4 0 2.08
2009 (4-1) 67.1 53 30 26 25 53 9 3.48
2008 (1-2) 25.2 34 14 13 8 19 1 4.56
Last 7 GS 3-1 40.0 32 17 16 15 26 4 3.60 54
2011-05-28 BAL W 6.0 6 2 2 5 2 0 97 49
2011-05-23 @LAA ND 7.0 5 1 1 3 2 0 102 62
2009-06-19 @SDP ND 1.2 2 1 1 1 0 1 24 46
2009-06-13 @SFG L 6.0 5 4 4 0 4 1 87 50
2009-06-08 MIN W 6.0 4 3 3 2 7 0 102 57
2009-06-03 @CHW W 6.2 7 3 2 1 2 1 113 51
2009-05-29 @TEX ND 6.2 3 3 3 3 9 1 101 62
Has never faced BOS as starter.
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   14-15   Road:   13-15   ExtrInn: 5-7 
 vsRHP:  17-25   vsLHP:  10-5    1-Run:   8-11
 vsEast:  5-6    vsCntrl:10-11   vsWest: 12-10 IL: 0-3 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 57 Wed, Jun  1   NYY  L   2-4       27-30  4th  3.5 gb
 56 Tue, May 31   NYY  L   3-10      27-29  4th  2.5 gb
 55 Mon, May 30   NYY  L   0-5       27-28  4th  2.5 gb
 54 Sun, May 29   BAL  W   6-4       27-27  3rd  1.5 gb
 53 Sat, May 28   BAL  W   4-2       26-27  4th  1.5 gb
 52 Fri, May 27   BAL  W   6-2       25-27  4th  1.5 gb
 51 Thu, May 26  @LAA  W   4-3       24-27  4th  2.5 gb
 50 Wed, May 25  @LAA  L   1-4       23-27  4th  3.0 gb
 49 Tue, May 24  @LAA  W   6-1       23-26  4th  2.0 gb
 48 Mon, May 23  @LAA  L   1-4       22-26  4th  3.0 gb
 Last 10: 5-5    Last 20: 8-12   Last 30:14-16
RedSox, 30-26, 30-26 2nd, 2 GB, ½ up in WC

SP: Clay Buchholz (26, RHP, 4-3, 3.41)

2011 Gamelogs / 2011 Splits / vs. OAK Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2011 (4-3) 66.0 63 26 25 24 44 10 3.41
2010 (17-7) 173.2 142 55 45 67 120 9 2.33
2009 (7-4) 92.0 91 44 43 36 68 13 4.21
Last 7 GS 3-1 45.2 41 13 13 10 34 4 2.56 58
2011-05-29 @DET ND 6.0 6 3 3 1 3 2 98 50
2011-05-23 @CLE ND 7.1 4 2 2 2 4 1 94 64
2011-05-18 DET ND 7.0 4 0 0 1 7 0 127 75
2011-05-13 @NYY W 7.0 5 2 2 1 7 1 110 65
2011-05-07 MIN W 5.0 2 0 0 1 6 0 61 68
2011-05-02 LAA W 6.2 8 2 2 2 2 0 107 50
2011-04-26 @BAL L 6.2 12 4 4 2 5 0 104 37
Last 5 v.OAK 1-2 16.0 26 13 13 13 10 3 7.31 36
2011-04-20 @OAK W 5.1 6 1 1 4 2 1 102 50
2010-09-10 @OAK L 1.0 5 5 5 4 1 0 39 20
2010-07-21 @OAK L 4.0 6 5 5 3 2 2 87 29
2009-07-28 OAK ND 5.2 9 2 2 2 5 0 107 46
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   16-13   Road:   14-13   ExtrInn: 2-2 
 vsRHP:  20-19   vsLHP:  10-7    1-Run:   8-7 
 vsEast: 10-8    vsCntrl:10-9    vsWest:  8-8  IL: 2-1 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 56 Wed, Jun  1   CHW  L   4-7       30-26  2nd  2.0 gb
 55 Tue, May 31   CHW  L   7-10      30-25  2nd  1.0 gb
 54 Mon, May 30   CHW  L   3-7       30-24  1st    Tied
 53 Sun, May 29  @DET  L   0-3       30-23  1st  1.0 up
 52 Sun, May 29  @DET  W   4-3       30-22  1st  1.0 up
 51 Fri, May 27  @DET  W   6-3       29-22  1st  1.0 up
 50 Thu, May 26  @DET  W  14-1  (8)  28-22  1st    Tied
 49 Wed, May 25  @CLE  W  14-2       27-22  2nd  0.5 gb
 48 Tue, May 24  @CLE  W   4-2       26-22  2nd  0.5 gb
 47 Mon, May 23  @CLE  L   2-3       25-22  3rd  0.5 gb
 Last 10: 5-5    Last 20:13-7    Last 30:19-11
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Wed, Apr 20, 2011 BOS  5 @OAK  3        W:Clay Buchholz (1-2), L: Gio Gonzalez (2-1), S: Jonathan Papelbon (3)
Tue, Apr 19, 2011 OAK  5  BOS  0        W:Brett Anderson (1-1), L: John Lackey (1-2), S: none

Sun, Sep 12, 2010 BOS  5 @OAK  3        W:Josh Beckett (5-4), L: Dallas Braden (9-12), S: Jonathan Papelbon (36)
Sat, Sep 11, 2010 OAK  4  BOS  3        W:Brett Anderson (5-6), L: John Lackey (12-10), S: Andrew Bailey (23)
Fri, Sep 10, 2010 OAK  5  BOS  0        W:Trevor Cahill (16-6), L: Clay Buchholz (15-7), S: none
Wed, Jul 21, 2010 OAK  6  BOS  4        W:Gio Gonzalez (9-6), L: Clay Buchholz (10-5), S: Michael Wuertz (2)
Tue, Jul 20, 2010 OAK  5  BOS  4 (10)   W:Andrew Bailey (1-3), L: Ramon Ramirez (0-3), S: none
Mon, Jul 19, 2010 BOS  2 @OAK  1        W:Daisuke Matsuzaka (7-3), L: Ben Sheets (4-9), S: Jonathan Papelbon (21)
Thu, Jun 03, 2010 OAK  9 @BOS  8        W:Vin Mazzaro (1-0), L: Tim Wakefield (1-4), S: Andrew Bailey (12)
Wed, Jun 02, 2010 BOS  6  OAK  4        W:Daisuke Matsuzaka (4-2), L: Ben Sheets (2-4), S: Jonathan Papelbon (13)
Season Series: 2011 - tied 1-1; 2010 - OAK won 5-4; 2009 - Tied 5-5; All-Time - BOS leads 1050-860

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
Athletics Batters (3.54 RS/G) vs. RedSox Pitchers (4.38 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 11.Buchholz
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
52.Jenks
G/S/vB
58.Papelbon
G/S/vB
49.Wakefield
G/S/vB
35.Wheeler
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
10.Barton* G/S/vP 8/1.025 ··· 1/.000 2/.000 4/.500 ··· 2/.000 6/.533 11/.384 1/.000 225/157 .206/.320/.265/.585 .775/.504 .568 94/.532 1/1 0/6
4.Crisp# G/S/vP 7/1.262 ··· 1/.000 1/2.000 3/.333 3/1.334 6/1.400 1/.000 7/.429 3/.333 207/150 .272/.307/.415/.723 .608/.765 .614 97/.762 17/5 2/1
12.DeJesus* G/S/vP 9/.873 ··· 2/1.000 3/1.667 4/.000 ··· 11/.909 5/.450 15/.690 4/.750 208/161 .254/.329/.405/.734 .266/.875 .677 85/.885 0/1 5/0
14.Ellis G/S/vP 9/1.000 3/.666 2/.500 4/.833 3/.333 ··· 9/.778 11/.764 35/.912 7/.476 207/159 .214/.251/.297/.548 .548/.548 .460 86/.631 7/1 1/2
28.Jackson G/S/vP 1/no AB ··· 1/.000 2/.000 ··· 11/.764 ··· 1/2.000 3/.000 2/.000 134/80 .248/.336/.325/.661 .913/.491 .594 52/.536 2/0 1/1
5.Kouzmanoff G/S/vP 4/.500 1/.000 9/.222 4/1.250 1/.000 3/1.666 ··· 2/2.500 8/.268 3/.333 140/112 .220/.264/.339/.603 .670/.586 .609 52/.669 2/0 3/8
21.LaRoche G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 2/.500 1/2.000 ··· ··· ··· 104/70 .247/.320/.333/.654 .840/.568 .680 45/.608 0/0 0/5
55.Matsui* G/S/vP 20/.938 1/no AB 3/.666 3/2.334 7/.821 ··· 6/.167 8/.250 57/.658 5/.400 177/135 .222/.277/.340/.616 .623/.614 .667 57/.501 0/0 3/
2.Pennington# G/S/vP 6/.533 1/.000 2/1.000 2/.500 4/.500 ··· 4/.500 2/.000 4/.000 2/3.000 195/147 .256/.307/.341/.648 .753/.615 .767 88/.761 5/5 3/5
11.Powell# G/S/vP 3/.333 2/1.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 2/.500 1/2.000 3/.666 ··· 47/35 .214/.298/.286/.584 .432/.637 .390 17/.412 0/0 0/1
8.Suzuki G/S/vP 7/1.285 3/1.334 8/.125 3/.000 5/.200 1/no AB 2/.000 6/.666 19/1.287 5/.400 198/149 .242/.303/.357/.660 .834/.603 .629 90/.634 1/1 4/1
15.Sweeney* G/S/vP 6/1.000 1/.000 2/1.000 ··· 3/.666 ··· 2/2.000 6/.000 14/.368 1/.000 95/88 .301/.389/.386/.775 .000/.842 .711 50/.651 1/0 0/0
16.Willingham G/S/vP ··· ··· 4/.500 1/5.000 ··· 2/no AB 1/2.000 2/.000 3/.333 1/.000 203/143 .240/.320/.453/.773 .918/.712 .758 87/.802 3/1 10/1
IP 66.0 33.1 20.2 12.1 27.1 8.0 9.2 23.2 43.0 15.0 TOTAL .240/.306/.353/.659 .691/.648 .630 .670 39/15 32/41
ERA-K/9 3.41/6.0 3.51/4.9 3.92/9.1 5.11/6.6 3.29/9.2 0.00/13.5 8.38/9.3 3.42/12.2 4.40/4.2 7.80/7.2 4.17/7.2

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Powell (2-3-0)
 Suzuki (33-20-2)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 281/.251 144/.224 90/.238 54/.333 105/.189 30/.115 52/.349 98/.250 178/.244 67/.328 .248  Sweeney
 Jackson
 Willingham
 Crisp
 DeJesus
14/7/6/3
9/0/16/2
41/0/0/2
0/46/0/1
0/8/41/1
OPS .756 .682 .599 .829 .610 .349 .880 .666 .727 .936 .714
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 141/.748 65/.593 40/.619 21/.733 57/.721 16/.259 30/.909 49/.558 72/.506 26/1.196 .678
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 140/.764 79/.750 50/.583 33/.894 48/.472 14/.452 22/.838 49/.779 106/.879 41/.780 .744
Home 119/.696 107/.681 48/.761 47/.814 51/.382 13/.585 30/1.033 53/.624 125/.755 44/.923
Last 28d days 125/.570 95/.739 51/.723 36/.720 45/.661 25/.335 4/1.000 47/.733 86/.653 18/.528
HR/SB/CS 10/3/3 3/3/0 0/4/0 0/1/0 3/4/1 0/1/0 0/2/0 2/1/0 6/2/1 4/1/1 51/59/18
Usage ····X··· ··X····X ·o··X··o ··X·X··· ·X····o· ·o··o··· ··o····· ·X··o·X· ·X····X· ··XX····
RedSox Batters (4.77 RS/G) vs. Athletics Pitchers (3.58 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 88.Outman*
G/S/vB
40.Bailey
G/S/vB
50.Balfour
G/S/vB
56.Breslow*
G/S/vB
33.Devine
G/S/vB
57.Fuentes*
G/S/vB
48.Wuertz
G/S/vB
31.Ziegler
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
23.Cameron G/S/vP ··· 1/no AB 3/.000 1/2.000 ··· 10/.543 5/1.100 1/.000 67/27 .190/.258/.362/.620 .716/.481 .524 31/.650 0/0 3/0
13.Crawford* G/S/vP 3/.000 3/.666 1/no AB 1/.000 1/.000 5/.600 2/1.000 3/.666 225/155 .235/.269/.362/.631 .324/.769 .532 97/.775 7/4 4/2
7.Drew* G/S/vP ··· 4/.000 9/.333 4/.250 ··· 7/.629 4/.500 8/1.250 161/131 .228/.342/.338/.680 .729/.666 .656 62/.646 0/0 3/0
2.Ellsbury* G/S/vP ··· 3/.666 7/.786 4/1.500 1/2.000 1/.000 3/2.167 3/.333 243/179 .292/.360/.452/.812 .642/.873 .758 113/.834 19/6 6/0
28.Gonzalez* G/S/vP 1/no AB ··· ··· 5/.650 1/.000 10/.400 3/1.000 1/.000 252/171 .329/.377/.541/.918 .658/1.041 .920 112/1.014 1/0 10/0
12.Lowrie# G/S/vP ··· ··· 5/.000 1/.000 1/no AB 2/1.000 1/.000 1/no AB 182/123 .305/.352/.451/.803 1.137/.633 .956 85/.702 0/1 3/8
34.Ortiz* G/S/vP ··· 3/.333 10/.775 5/1.000 1/.000 6/.900 1/.000 4/.500 225/159 .313/.382/.582/.964 .894/.991 .976 98/1.127 0/0 13/
15.Pedroia G/S/vP ··· 3/.666 8/.708 3/.333 1/.000 2/.000 5/1.200 3/1.667 250/178 .245/.353/.335/.688 1.026/.558 .711 109/.716 12/2 4/2
16.Reddick* G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 15/11 .385/.400/.462/.862 1.000/.808 .567 15/.862 1/0 0/0
39.Saltalamacchia# G/S/vP 3/.333 3/.833 ··· 4/.750 1/.000 ··· 4/.000 1/2.000 123/85 .219/.276/.377/.654 .589/.683 .755 54/.825 0/0 4/1
44.Sutton# G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 27/20 .269/.269/.462/.731 .000/1.000 1.000 27/.731 0/0 0/0
33.Varitek# G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 14/.071 2/.000 1/2.000 1/.000 2/.000 2/no AB 91/61 .235/.311/.358/.669 .522/.743 .716 41/.943 0/0 2/0
20.Youkilis G/S/vP ··· 4/.000 10/1.214 1/.000 1/.000 4/1.417 7/.715 4/.000 220/153 .254/.377/.475/.852 1.059/.766 1.051 100/.816 1/0 8/4
IP 13.0 2.0 24.2 22.1 6.2 24.1 14.2 19.2 TOTAL .267/.339/.429/.768 .761/.771 .803 .837 42/14 62/26
ERA-K/9 2.08/2.8 0.00/0.0 2.92/10.2 3.63/6.1 0.00/4.0 4.44/6.3 1.84/9.2 1.83/7.8 3.01/6.8

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Saltalamacchia (35-12-4)
 Varitek (24-6-3)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 56/.239 6/.000 101/.205 94/.306 24/.091 109/.242 57/.122 82/.263 .242  Ellsbury
 Drew
 Cameron
 Crawford
 Reddick
0/53/0/3
0/0/40/3
2/2/15/0
54/0/0/0
0/1/3/0
OPS .613 .000 .625 .802 .303 .621 .375 .586 .651
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 6/.333 3/.000 47/.545 38/.938 12/.450 29/.668 24/.491 21/.950 .678
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 50/.650 3/.000 54/.695 56/.707 12/.167 80/.602 33/.290 61/.461 .634
Road 28/.569 / 44/.793 41/.575 11/.455 46/.478 18/.639 38/.420
Last 28d days 56/.613 6/.000 39/.699 45/.639 24/.303 33/.603 35/.501 38/.649
HR/SB/CS 0/0/1 0/0/0 3/0/0 2/1/4 0/1/0 1/3/1 0/2/0 0/3/0 33/35/23
Usage ·····X·· ·o··o··· ····oo·X ··oXX··· ·oX··Xo· ·X··oX·· ··X···o· ··oo··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.