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Game Preview: KCR @ BOS, 7:10pm, Tuesday, July 26, 2011 @Fenway Park

Royals, 43-59, 43-59 5th, 11 GB, 18 GB in WC

SP: Danny Duffy (22, LHP, 2-4, 4.58)

2011 Gamelogs / 2011 Splits / vs. BOS Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2011 (2-4) 59.0 66 30 30 27 49 10 4.58
Last 7 GS 2-3 38.2 45 20 20 14 32 7 4.66 48
2011-07-19 CHW W 7.0 5 2 2 2 6 0 94 63
2011-07-07 DET L 6.0 4 2 2 1 6 1 102 61
2011-07-01 @COL L 5.0 9 5 5 1 6 2 92 34
2011-06-25 CHC ND 7.0 9 2 2 1 2 2 91 52
2011-06-19 @STL ND 3.2 6 2 2 1 9 0 90 49
2011-06-14 @OAK W 6.0 4 2 2 4 2 1 104 54
2011-06-08 TOR L 4.0 8 5 5 4 1 1 96 23
Has never faced BOS as starter.
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   28-29   Road:   15-30   ExtrInn:10-6 
 vsRHP:  33-41   vsLHP:  10-18   1-Run:  18-19
 vsEast:  9-8    vsCntrl:15-24   vsWest: 14-14 IL: 5-13

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
102 Mon, Jul 25  @BOS  W   3-1 (14)  43-59  5th 11.0 gb
101 Sun, Jul 24   TBR  L   0-5       42-59  5th 12.0 gb
100 Sat, Jul 23   TBR  W   5-4 (10)  42-58  5th 11.0 gb
 99 Fri, Jul 22   TBR  W  10-4       41-58  5th 12.0 gb
 98 Wed, Jul 20   CHW  W   2-1 (11)  40-58  5th 11.5 gb
 97 Tue, Jul 19   CHW  W   4-2       39-58  5th 12.5 gb
 96 Mon, Jul 18   CHW  L   2-5       38-58  5th 13.5 gb
 95 Sun, Jul 17  @MIN  L   3-4       38-57  5th 12.0 gb
 94 Sat, Jul 16  @MIN  L   3-4       38-56  5th 12.0 gb
 93 Fri, Jul 15  @MIN  W   2-1       38-55  5th 12.0 gb
 Last 10: 6-4    Last 20:10-10   Last 30:12-18
RedSox, 62-38, 62-38 1st, 2 up

SP: Andrew Miller (26, LHP, 4-1, 4.65)

2011 Gamelogs / 2011 Splits / vs. KCR Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2011 (4-1) 31.0 32 17 16 22 16 3 4.65
2010 (1-5) 32.2 51 34 31 26 28 6 8.54
2009 (3-5) 80.0 85 52 43 43 59 7 4.84
Last 7 GS 4-2 34.0 36 21 20 26 18 4 5.29 43
2011-07-20 @BAL W 5.2 2 0 0 6 3 0 103 62
2011-07-15 @TBR L 2.2 5 7 7 5 0 1 85 15
2011-07-07 BAL W 5.0 6 3 3 4 0 0 97 39
2011-07-02 @HOU W 6.0 7 2 2 2 3 1 85 51
2011-06-26 @PIT W 6.0 5 2 1 2 4 0 109 58
2011-06-20 SDP ND 5.2 7 3 3 3 6 1 89 46
2010-09-29 @ATL L 3.0 4 4 4 4 2 1 76 33
Last 5 v.KCR 0-2 5.2 10 9 7 5 7 0 11.12 35
2008-05-16 KCR L 5.0 5 4 2 3 6 0 102 48
2007-08-29 @KCR L 0.2 5 5 5 2 1 0 43 21
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   31-18   Road:   31-20   ExtrInn: 4-3 
 vsRHP:  41-26   vsLHP:  21-12   1-Run:  12-9 
 vsEast: 28-12   vsCntrl:10-10   vsWest: 14-8  IL:10-8 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
100 Mon, Jul 25   KCR  L   1-3 (14)  62-38  1st  2.0 up
 99 Sun, Jul 24   SEA  W  12-8       62-37  1st  3.0 up
 98 Sat, Jul 23   SEA  W   3-1       61-37  1st  3.0 up
 97 Fri, Jul 22   SEA  W   7-4       60-37  1st  2.0 up
 96 Wed, Jul 20  @BAL  W   4-0       59-37  1st  1.5 up
 95 Tue, Jul 19  @BAL  L   2-6       58-37  1st  1.5 up
 94 Mon, Jul 18  @BAL  W  15-10      58-36  1st  1.5 up
 93 Sun, Jul 17  @TBR  W   1-0 (16)  57-36  1st  1.5 up
 92 Sat, Jul 16  @TBR  W   9-5       56-36  1st  1.5 up
 91 Fri, Jul 15  @TBR  L   6-9       55-36  1st  1.5 up
 Last 10: 7-3    Last 20:16-4    Last 30:20-10
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Mon, Jul 25, 2011 KCR  3 @BOS  1 (14)   W:Louis Coleman (1-2), L: Randy Williams (0-1), S: Joakim Soria (18)

Sun, May 30, 2010 BOS  8  KCR  1        W:Jon Lester (6-2), L: Brad Thompson (0-4), S: none
Sat, May 29, 2010 BOS  1  KCR  0        W:Clay Buchholz (7-3), L: Zack Greinke (1-6), S: Jonathan Papelbon (12)
Fri, May 28, 2010 KCR 12 @BOS  5        W:Kyle Davies (4-3), L: Tim Wakefield (1-3), S: none
Thu, May 27, 2010 KCR  4 @BOS  3        W:Brian Bannister (4-3), L: Daisuke Matsuzaka (3-2), S: Joakim Soria (12)
Sun, Apr 11, 2010 BOS  8 @KCR  6        W:Clay Buchholz (1-0), L: Gil Meche (0-1), S: Jonathan Papelbon (2)
Sat, Apr 10, 2010 BOS  8 @KCR  3        W:Josh Beckett (1-0), L: Zack Greinke (0-1), S: none
Fri, Apr 09, 2010 KCR  4  BOS  3        W:John Parrish (1-0), L: Daniel Bard (0-1), S: Joakim Soria (1)
Thu, Sep 24, 2009 BOS 10 @KCR  3        W:Clay Buchholz (7-3), L: Anthony Lerew (0-1), S: none
Wed, Sep 23, 2009 BOS  9 @KCR  2        W:Josh Beckett (16-6), L: Luke Hochevar (7-11), S: none
Season Series: 2011 - KCR over 1-0; 2010 - BOS won 4-3; 2009 - BOS won 5-3; All-Time - KCR leads 213-210

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
Royals Batters (4.31 RS/G) vs. RedSox Pitchers (4.17 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 30.Miller*
G/S/vB
91.Aceves
G/S/vB
32.Albers
G/S/vB
51.Bard
G/S/vB
46.Morales*
G/S/vB
58.Papelbon
G/S/vB
35.Wheeler
G/S/vB
43.Williams*
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
13.Aviles G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 5/1.750 3/.000 196/137 .207/.249/.380/.629 .905/.514 .643 12/.300 10/2 5/8
16.Butler G/S/vP 4/.250 2/1.000 3/1.667 4/.750 1/.000 6/.666 9/.000 3/1.000 413/303 .285/.373/.413/.786 .920/.739 .723 83/.632 1/1 7/0
53.Cabrera# G/S/vP 9/.347 ··· 1/.000 1/2.000 1/2.000 9/1.792 5/1.650 3/1.000 458/311 .300/.336/.457/.793 .763/.807 .861 99/.963 14/4 12/2
2.Escobar G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 2/.000 ··· 1/.000 1/no AB 386/284 .246/.286/.326/.612 .568/.628 .744 78/.679 14/7 2/12
21.Francoeur G/S/vP 9/.444 1/.000 7/1.000 1/.000 1/.000 5/.400 1/no AB 1/2.000 421/313 .268/.316/.451/.767 .969/.698 .717 91/.793 16/4 13/4
17.Getz* G/S/vP ··· 1/2.000 2/1.500 1/.000 1/.000 1/.000 1/2.000 2/.000 362/265 .253/.313/.281/.595 .618/.586 .537 94/.465 18/6 0/5
4.Gordon* G/S/vP 4/1.250 ··· 1/.000 2/1.500 1/.000 3/.666 1/.000 1/no AB 443/300 .295/.364/.465/.829 .785/.850 .683 91/.795 9/6 11/2
12.Maier* G/S/vP ··· 2/.000 1/3.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 1/.000 2/.000 73/44 .270/.370/.365/.735 .618/.814 .760 22/.465 1/0 0/0
27.Pena# G/S/vP ··· ··· 2/1.000 2/.000 ··· 2/.000 2/.000 1/2.000 178/124 .259/.303/.364/.668 .655/.673 .842 53/.634 0/0 3/2
15.Treanor G/S/vP ··· ··· 3/1.167 1/.000 2/1.000 2/.500 2/.500 1/no AB 219/169 .227/.355/.313/.668 .603/.686 .583 33/.721 2/2 3/4
IP 31.0 68.0 41.0 49.2 25.2 42.2 33.0 4.0 TOTAL .263/.325/.389/.713 .698/.719 .707 .689 102/35 71/62
ERA-K/9 4.65/4.6 3.44/5.0 2.20/9.2 1.81/8.7 3.86/7.4 3.59/12.0 4.91/7.1 11.25/6.8 3.89/7.1

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Pena (37-21-2)
 Treanor (38-13-2)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 144/.274 289/.214 169/.208 188/.165 106/.215 177/.236 134/.244 20/.375 .240  Gordon
 Francoeur
 Cabrera
 Maier
94/0/0/14
0/0/98/11
7/94/2/10
7/4/8/0
OPS .780 .648 .543 .493 .725 .634 .696 .859 .687
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 28/.787 129/.623 68/.625 102/.597 48/.806 84/.547 50/.923 7/.929 .671
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 116/.778 160/.667 101/.491 86/.362 58/.665 93/.714 84/.563 13/.817 .700
Home 50/.872 189/.627 96/.589 93/.394 62/.876 94/.644 80/.670 10/1.016
Last 28d days 91/.810 74/.560 42/.355 46/.367 29/.649 50/.579 36/.384 20/.859
HR/SB/CS 3/1/0 6/5/0 1/4/1 3/7/1 3/1/0 3/3/0 5/1/2 0/0/0 87/91/31
Usage ·····X·· ·X····X· X····o·· o·Xo·o·· o··X···X o·Xo·o·· X······X X······X
RedSox Batters (5.42 RS/G) vs. Royals Pitchers (4.78 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS
G/S/vB
56.Holland
G/S/vB
59.Paulino
G/S/vB
48.Soria
G/S/vB
38.Wood
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
13.Crawford* G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 ··· 5/.800 ··· 310/213 .249/.282/.382/.665 .483/.746 .638 32/.710 11/5 6/2
2.Ellsbury* G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 ··· 2/.500 ··· 453/324 .319/.376/.512/.889 .729/.950 .885 104/1.129 28/10 16/0
28.Gonzalez* G/S/vP ··· 1/2.000 3/.000 ··· ··· 454/309 .346/.407/.559/.966 .712/1.085 1.034 102/.785 1/0 17/3
54.McDonald G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 83/30 .160/.241/.320/.561 .681/.348 .488 31/.893 1/2 3/1
60.Navarro G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 29/20 .185/.241/.333/.575 .889/.417 .458 29/.575 0/0 1/1
34.Ortiz* G/S/vP ··· 1/no AB ··· 3/1.000 ··· 381/261 .298/.386/.551/.937 .998/.909 1.003 74/.784 1/1 19/0
15.Pedroia G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 ··· 5/.400 ··· 460/331 .297/.399/.464/.863 1.112/.770 .865 107/1.100 20/3 13/4
16.Reddick* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 2/1.500 ··· 114/94 .366/.412/.634/1.046 1.272/.997 .952 79/1.004 1/2 4/1
39.Saltalamacchia# G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 2/.000 4/.000 ··· 233/162 .256/.322/.445/.767 .691/.802 .822 59/.784 0/0 8/1
10.Scutaro G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 ··· 2/.000 ··· 232/171 .262/.329/.367/.696 .690/.698 .800 88/.669 1/1 5/6
33.Varitek# G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 5/.200 ··· 164/111 .236/.317/.403/.720 .652/.753 .708 34/.821 0/0 5/0
20.Youkilis G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 4/.250 1/.000 403/284 .279/.395/.495/.890 1.060/.820 1.134 88/.911 1/0 14/6
IP 59.0 32.0 75.1 43.0 41.0 TOTAL .278/.353/.454/.807 .796/.812 .858 .853 65/26 121/46
ERA-K/9 4.58/7.5 1.13/11.5 4.54/8.7 3.56/8.2 3.51/7.9 4.40/6.3

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Saltalamacchia (56-21-12)
 Varitek (35-10-4)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 261/.286 122/.177 326/.296 180/.250 169/.228 .270  Ellsbury
 Reddick
 McDonald
 Navarro
 Gonzalez
 Crawford
0/95/0/5
19/3/8/2
17/4/13/1
2/0/0/0
0/0/2/0
73/0/0/0
OPS .833 .512 .774 .683 .641 .767
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 57/.681 51/.598 154/.818 90/.620 74/.633 .789
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 204/.877 71/.451 172/.735 90/.745 95/.647 .752
Road 115/.825 63/.626 192/.779 60/.928 76/.809
Last 28d days 76/.725 53/.585 85/.809 35/.686 30/.665
HR/SB/CS 10/9/4 2/0/0 7/10/1 5/0/1 4/3/3 107/75/34
Usage X·X···X· ·X······ X·X··oX· ·X·o···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.