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Game Preview: OAK @ BOS, 1:10pm, Saturday, June 4, 2011 @Fenway Park II

Athletics, 27-31, 27-31 4th, 5 GB, 4½ GB in WC

SP: Trevor Cahill (23, RHP, 6-3, 2.31)

2011 Gamelogs / 2011 Splits / vs. BOS Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2011 (6-3) 78.0 66 23 20 30 58 7 2.31
2010 (18-8) 196.2 155 73 65 63 118 19 2.97
2009 (10-13) 178.2 185 99 92 72 90 27 4.63
Last 7 GS 3-3 46.2 42 15 12 22 29 5 2.31 56
2011-05-30 NYY L 6.2 4 4 4 5 2 1 107 47
2011-05-25 @LAA L 6.0 10 4 3 5 4 2 107 37
2011-05-20 @SFG ND 6.0 1 1 1 2 6 0 83 70
2011-05-15 CHW L 7.0 10 4 2 2 1 1 98 44
2011-05-09 @TEX W 7.0 5 1 1 1 7 1 107 69
2011-05-04 CLE W 7.0 5 1 1 3 5 0 116 65
2011-04-29 TEX W 7.0 7 0 0 4 4 0 100 63
Last 5 v.BOS 1-2 17.1 17 10 10 7 11 3 5.19 47
2010-09-10 BOS W 7.0 3 0 0 2 4 0 107 73
2009-07-27 @BOS L 5.0 10 6 6 2 5 1 110 26
2009-07-08 @BOS L 5.1 4 4 4 3 2 2 102 43
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   14-15   Road:   13-16   ExtrInn: 5-7 
 vsRHP:  17-26   vsLHP:  10-5    1-Run:   8-11
 vsEast:  5-7    vsCntrl:10-11   vsWest: 12-10 IL: 0-3 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 58 Fri, Jun  3  @BOS  L   6-8       27-31  4th  5.0 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
 Last 10: 5-5    Last 20: 8-12   Last 30:13-17
RedSox, 31-26, 31-26 2nd, 1 GB, 1 up in WC

SP: Josh Beckett (31, RHP, 4-2, 1.80)

2011 Gamelogs / 2011 Splits / vs. OAK Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2011 (4-2) 70.0 46 14 14 25 63 3 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 2-1 42.0 33 8 8 16 35 2 1.71 60
2011-05-29 @DET L 6.0 5 2 2 5 5 0 107 54
2011-05-24 @CLE W 6.2 5 1 1 3 6 0 111 63
2011-05-19 DET ND 6.0 5 1 1 2 3 0 83 59
2011-05-14 @NYY W 6.0 4 0 0 2 9 0 105 71
2011-05-09 MIN ND 7.0 6 0 0 1 5 0 103 69
2011-05-04 LAA ND 4.1 1 0 0 3 3 0 68 61
2011-04-27 @BAL ND 6.0 7 4 4 0 4 2 92 46
Last 5 v.OAK 4-1 33.2 32 13 13 9 37 2 3.48 58
2010-09-12 @OAK W 6.0 5 3 3 5 7 0 110 52
2009-07-27 OAK W 7.0 8 3 3 1 10 0 103 58
2009-07-07 OAK W 6.2 6 2 2 1 4 1 107 57
2008-05-24 @OAK L 7.0 7 2 2 0 9 1 107 64
2007-05-02 OAK W 7.0 6 3 3 2 7 0 103 58
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   17-13   Road:   14-13   ExtrInn: 2-2 
 vsRHP:  20-19   vsLHP:  11-7    1-Run:   8-7 
 vsEast: 10-8    vsCntrl:10-9    vsWest:  9-8  IL: 2-1 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 57 Fri, Jun  3   OAK  W   8-6       31-26  2nd  1.0 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
 Last 10: 6-4    Last 20:14-6    Last 30:19-11
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Fri, Jun 03, 2011 BOS  8  OAK  6        W:Bobby Jenks (2-2), L: Joey Devine (0-1), S: Jonathan Papelbon (11)
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)
Season Series: 2011 - BOS over 2-1; 2010 - OAK won 5-4; 2009 - Tied 5-5; All-Time - BOS leads 1051-860

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 (3.59 RS/G) vs. RedSox Pitchers (4.40 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS Beckett
G/S/vB
91.Aceves
G/S/vB
32.Albers
G/S/vB
48.Atchison
G/S/vB
51.Bard
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 4/.833 ··· 1/.000 2/.000 4/.500 3/.000 6/.533 11/.384 1/.000 229/161 .212/.323/.269/.593 .775/.517 .585 94/.578 1/1 0/7
4.Crisp# G/S/vP 4/.500 ··· 1/.000 2/2.000 4/.250 6/1.400 1/.000 7/.429 3/.333 212/155 .270/.305/.410/.715 .608/.753 .604 98/.742 18/5 2/1
12.DeJesus* G/S/vP 26/.511 ··· 2/1.000 3/1.667 4/.000 11/.909 6/.367 15/.690 4/.750 213/165 .254/.330/.402/.732 .260/.875 .677 86/.867 0/1 5/0
14.Ellis G/S/vP 23/.919 3/.666 2/.500 5/.650 4/.250 9/.778 11/.764 35/.912 7/.476 211/163 .214/.251/.296/.547 .548/.547 .461 90/.625 7/1 1/2
28.Jackson G/S/vP 7/.143 ··· 1/.000 2/.000 ··· ··· 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 3/.333 1/.000 9/.222 5/1.000 1/.000 ··· 2/2.500 8/.268 3/.333 143/115 .223/.266/.338/.604 .670/.588 .611 53/.696 2/0 3/9
21.LaRoche G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/2.000 ··· ··· ··· 104/70 .247/.320/.333/.654 .840/.568 .680 41/.619 0/0 0/5
55.Matsui* G/S/vP 34/.949 1/no AB 3/.666 3/2.334 7/.821 7/.143 9/.222 57/.658 5/.400 182/140 .216/.269/.329/.599 .623/.591 .628 58/.380 0/0 3/
2.Pennington# G/S/vP 3/1.333 1/.000 2/1.000 3/.333 5/.800 4/.500 2/.000 4/.000 2/3.000 199/151 .257/.311/.341/.652 .753/.621 .771 89/.731 5/5 3/5
11.Powell# G/S/vP ··· 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 12/.533 3/1.334 8/.125 3/.000 5/.200 3/.333 6/.666 19/1.287 5/.400 202/153 .243/.307/.357/.664 .834/.609 .637 90/.649 1/1 4/1
15.Sweeney* G/S/vP 9/1.375 1/.000 2/1.000 ··· 4/.500 2/2.000 6/.000 14/.368 1/.000 96/89 .298/.385/.381/.766 .000/.831 .694 49/.622 1/0 0/0
16.Willingham G/S/vP ··· ··· 4/.500 1/5.000 ··· 2/2.500 3/.000 3/.333 1/.000 208/148 .250/.327/.467/.794 .918/.744 .805 88/.891 3/1 10/1
IP 70.0 33.1 20.2 13.1 28.1 10.2 24.2 43.0 15.0 TOTAL .241/.307/.353/.660 .690/.649 .632 .670 40/15 32/43
ERA-K/9 1.80/8.1 3.51/4.9 3.92/9.1 4.73/6.1 3.18/8.9 7.59/9.3 3.28/12.0 4.40/4.2 7.80/7.2 4.18/7.2

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Powell (2-3-0)
 Suzuki (34-20-3)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 272/.189 144/.224 90/.238 58/.327 109/.192 56/.348 101/.242 178/.244 67/.328 .249  Sweeney
 Willingham
 Jackson
 Crisp
 DeJesus
14/7/6/3
42/0/0/2
9/0/16/2
0/47/0/1
0/8/42/1
OPS .528 .682 .599 .804 .606 .899 .646 .727 .936 .714
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 156/.516 65/.593 40/.619 23/.757 60/.718 32/.844 51/.536 71/.513 26/1.196 .674
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 116/.543 79/.750 50/.583 35/.838 49/.462 24/.958 50/.762 107/.870 41/.780 .746
Home 119/.392 107/.681 48/.761 51/.788 55/.391 34/1.048 56/.590 125/.755 44/.923
Last 28d days 127/.537 95/.739 47/.743 40/.696 46/.692 8/1.071 47/.733 86/.653 18/.528
HR/SB/CS 3/9/3 3/3/0 0/4/0 0/1/0 3/4/1 0/2/0 2/1/0 6/2/1 4/1/1 51/60/18
Usage ·····X·· ···X···· ··o··X·· o··X·X·· o·X····o o··o···· o·X··o·X ··X····X ···XX···
RedSox Batters (4.82 RS/G) vs. Athletics Pitchers (3.66 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 53.Cahill
G/S/vB
40.Bailey
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 1/2.000 ··· 10/.543 5/1.100 1/.000 69/28 .183/.250/.350/.600 .697/.462 .498 29/.702 0/0 3/0
13.Crawford* G/S/vP 6/1.000 3/.666 1/.000 1/.000 6/.833 2/1.000 3/.666 229/156 .235/.269/.359/.628 .338/.764 .531 97/.754 7/4 4/2
7.Drew* G/S/vP 9/.778 4/.000 5/.200 ··· 8/.542 4/.500 8/1.250 163/131 .225/.337/.333/.671 .681/.666 .640 63/.614 0/0 3/0
2.Ellsbury* G/S/vP 5/1.600 3/.666 5/1.200 1/2.000 1/.000 4/1.500 3/.333 248/181 .291/.356/.448/.805 .649/.862 .746 113/.809 20/6 6/0
28.Gonzalez* G/S/vP ··· ··· 5/.650 2/1.500 10/.400 4/1.250 1/.000 257/174 .335/.381/.547/.928 .641/1.064 .939 113/1.042 1/0 10/0
12.Lowrie# G/S/vP 5/.200 ··· 1/.000 2/.500 2/1.000 1/.000 1/no AB 186/125 .304/.349/.446/.796 1.132/.622 .938 85/.686 0/1 3/8
34.Ortiz* G/S/vP 9/.778 3/.333 5/1.000 2/.500 6/.900 1/.000 4/.500 229/161 .319/.389/.588/.977 .946/.988 .999 102/1.149 0/0 13/
15.Pedroia G/S/vP 6/1.900 3/.666 3/.333 2/.000 2/.000 6/1.000 3/1.667 255/181 .240/.346/.327/.674 .995/.548 .683 109/.683 12/2 4/2
16.Reddick* G/S/vP 3/1.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 15/11 .385/.400/.462/.862 1.000/.808 .567 15/.862 1/0 0/0
39.Saltalamacchia# G/S/vP 2/.000 3/.833 5/.600 1/.000 ··· 5/1.000 1/2.000 127/87 .220/.276/.398/.674 .559/.728 .787 54/.886 0/0 5/1
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 2/1.000 1/.000 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 6/1.000 4/.000 1/.000 2/.500 4/1.417 8/.625 4/.000 225/156 .261/.387/.484/.870 1.101/.773 1.077 101/.849 1/0 8/4
IP 78.0 2.0 23.1 7.1 24.2 15.2 19.2 TOTAL .267/.340/.430/.769 .761/.773 .803 .838 43/14 63/27
ERA-K/9 2.31/6.7 0.00/0.0 3.47/5.8 2.45/3.7 4.38/6.2 2.30/8.6 1.83/7.8 3.08/6.8

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Saltalamacchia (36-12-4)
 Varitek (24-6-3)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 323/.230 6/.000 97/.295 29/.120 111/.247 62/.148 82/.263 .243  Ellsbury
 Drew
 Crawford
 Reddick
 Cameron
0/54/0/3
0/0/41/3
55/0/0/0
0/1/3/0
2/2/16/0
OPS .638 .000 .776 .441 .628 .468 .586 .654
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 174/.653 3/.000 40/.889 15/.667 31/.690 27/.734 21/.950 .686
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 149/.620 3/.000 57/.694 14/.220 80/.602 35/.272 61/.461 .633
Road 154/.651 / 44/.535 16/.670 48/.502 23/.837 38/.420
Last 28d days 137/.766 6/.000 48/.598 29/.441 35/.629 40/.631 38/.649
HR/SB/CS 7/11/3 0/0/0 2/1/4 0/1/0 1/3/1 1/2/0 0/3/0 34/36/23
Usage ····X··· ··o··o·· o··oXX·· X·oX··Xo o·X··oX· X··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.