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Game Preview: KCR @ BOS, 7:10pm, Wednesday, July 27, 2011 @Fenway Park

Royals, 43-60, 43-60 5th, 12 GB, 19 GB in WC

SP: Bruce Chen (34, LHP, 5-3, 3.30)

2011 Gamelogs / 2011 Splits / vs. BOS Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2011 (5-3) 73.2 76 32 27 24 44 9 3.30
2010 (12-7) 140.1 136 68 65 57 98 17 4.17
2009 (1-6) 62.1 74 42 40 25 45 12 5.78
Last 7 GS 2-2 43.1 46 18 14 14 26 3 2.91 52
2011-07-20 CHW ND 8.0 4 1 1 1 4 1 83 73
2011-07-14 @MIN L 5.0 9 4 4 3 2 1 102 32
2011-07-06 @CHW W 6.0 4 1 1 3 4 0 104 61
2011-06-29 @SDP L 6.0 8 4 0 1 6 0 110 53
2011-06-24 CHC ND 6.0 8 4 4 2 4 0 83 42
2011-05-05 BAL W 7.0 5 1 1 2 5 0 104 66
2011-04-29 MIN ND 5.1 8 3 3 2 1 1 101 39
Last 5 v.BOS 1-2 23.0 24 11 10 13 21 2 3.91 49
2010-05-30 @BOS ND 4.0 2 1 1 2 5 0 75 57
2009-07-12 @BOS L 3.0 6 3 3 3 2 0 78 34
2006-05-16 BOS ND 4.0 5 4 3 2 4 2 95 40
2006-04-08 BOS L 5.0 6 2 2 3 5 0 99 49
2005-07-09 BOS W 7.0 5 1 1 3 5 0 108 65
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   28-29   Road:   15-31   ExtrInn:10-6 
 vsRHP:  33-41   vsLHP:  10-19   1-Run:  18-19
 vsEast:  9-9    vsCntrl:15-24   vsWest: 14-14 IL: 5-13

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
103 Tue, Jul 26  @BOS  L   9-13      43-60  5th 12.0 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
 Last 10: 5-5    Last 20:10-10   Last 30:12-18
RedSox, 63-38, 63-38 1st, 2 up

SP: John Lackey (32, RHP, 8-8, 6.28)

2011 Gamelogs / 2011 Splits / vs. KCR Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2011 (8-8) 91.2 112 65 64 29 63 11 6.28
2010 (14-11) 215.0 233 114 105 72 156 18 4.40
2009 (11-8) 176.1 177 84 75 47 139 17 3.83
Last 7 GS 4-3 40.2 50 23 22 7 34 4 4.87 48
2011-07-22 SEA W 7.0 8 1 1 0 4 0 101 61
2011-07-16 @TBR W 5.2 10 4 3 1 7 1 107 41
2011-07-09 BAL W 6.2 3 0 0 1 7 0 106 74
2011-07-04 TOR L 2.1 9 7 7 0 2 1 65 13
2011-06-29 @PHI L 7.2 8 2 2 1 5 1 90 59
2011-06-22 SDP L 3.1 4 5 5 4 4 1 83 32
2011-06-17 MIL W 8.0 8 4 4 0 5 0 111 55
Last 5 v.KCR 2-1 35.1 32 13 10 5 32 1 2.55 61
2009-09-05 @KCR ND 9.0 6 1 1 0 4 0 106 75
2007-06-25 KCR L 8.0 7 5 3 1 7 0 107 58
2007-04-30 @KCR W 6.1 8 1 1 1 7 0 106 59
2006-06-15 KCR ND 7.0 4 1 0 1 8 0 107 74
2004-08-24 KCR W 5.0 7 5 5 2 6 1 94 37
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   32-18   Road:   31-20   ExtrInn: 4-3 
 vsRHP:  41-26   vsLHP:  22-12   1-Run:  12-9 
 vsEast: 28-12   vsCntrl:11-10   vsWest: 14-8  IL:10-8 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
101 Tue, Jul 26   KCR  W  13-9       63-38  1st  2.0 up
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
 Last 10: 8-2    Last 20:16-4    Last 30:20-10
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Tue, Jul 26, 2011 BOS 13  KCR  9        W:Alfredo Aceves (6-1), L: Nathan Adcock (1-1), S: none
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
Season Series: 2011 - tied 1-1; 2010 - BOS won 4-3; 2009 - BOS won 5-3; All-Time - KCR leads 213-211

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 (4.36 RS/G) vs. RedSox Pitchers (4.22 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 41.Lackey
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 ··· 2/1.000 1/.000 1/.000 1/.000 1/.000 5/1.750 3/.000 201/139 .217/.258/.391/.649 .944/.521 .702 17/.667 10/2 5/9
16.Butler G/S/vP 8/.750 3/1.167 4/1.167 4/.750 1/.000 6/.666 9/.000 3/1.000 418/305 .290/.378/.427/.805 .994/.738 .771 87/.737 1/1 8/0
53.Cabrera# G/S/vP 26/.825 1/.000 2/.000 1/2.000 1/2.000 9/1.792 5/1.650 3/1.000 463/313 .299/.335/.454/.788 .761/.801 .850 99/.952 14/4 12/2
2.Escobar G/S/vP ··· 2/.000 1/.000 ··· 3/.000 ··· 1/.000 1/no AB 391/286 .246/.286/.325/.611 .577/.623 .738 79/.661 14/7 2/13
21.Francoeur G/S/vP ··· 3/1.000 7/1.000 1/.000 2/.500 5/.400 1/no AB 1/2.000 426/315 .269/.319/.454/.774 .978/.704 .731 92/.859 16/4 13/4
17.Getz* G/S/vP 3/.000 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 90/.463 18/6 0/5
4.Gordon* G/S/vP 7/.762 1/3.000 2/.500 2/1.500 1/.000 3/.666 1/.000 1/no AB 448/302 .298/.367/.475/.842 .805/.860 .715 92/.838 9/6 12/2
12.Maier* G/S/vP 3/.000 2/.000 1/3.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 1/.000 2/.000 73/44 .270/.370/.365/.735 .618/.814 .760 21/.488 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 49/.646 0/0 3/2
15.Treanor G/S/vP ··· 2/.000 3/1.167 1/.000 3/1.334 2/.500 2/.500 1/no AB 224/171 .228/.356/.311/.667 .634/.677 .586 38/.712 2/2 3/4
IP 91.2 71.1 42.0 49.2 26.2 42.2 33.0 4.0 TOTAL .265/.326/.392/.718 .715/.719 .717 .716 102/35 73/64
ERA-K/9 6.28/6.2 3.28/5.2 2.14/9.2 1.81/8.7 4.39/7.4 3.59/12.0 4.91/7.1 11.25/6.8 3.92/7.1

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Pena (37-21-2)
 Treanor (39-13-2)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 421/.297 303/.215 172/.205 188/.165 112/.235 177/.236 134/.244 20/.375 .242  Gordon
 Francoeur
 Cabrera
 Maier
95/0/0/14
0/0/99/11
7/95/2/10
7/4/8/0
OPS .826 .649 .541 .493 .754 .634 .696 .859 .692
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 204/.884 134/.622 70/.625 102/.597 50/.859 84/.547 50/.923 7/.929 .675
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 217/.771 169/.670 102/.486 86/.362 62/.676 93/.714 84/.563 13/.817 .707
Home 223/.822 203/.631 99/.584 93/.394 68/.910 94/.644 80/.670 10/1.016
Last 28d days 99/.779 88/.578 45/.355 46/.367 34/.775 50/.579 36/.384 20/.859
HR/SB/CS 11/23/2 6/5/0 1/4/1 3/7/1 3/1/0 3/3/0 5/1/2 0/0/0 89/91/31
Usage ····X··· X·X····X XX····o· ·o·Xo·o· Xo··X··· ·o·Xo·o· ·X······ ·X······
RedSox Batters (5.50 RS/G) vs. Royals Pitchers (4.86 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 52.Chen*
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 27/.731 1/.000 ··· 5/.800 2/1.000 316/217 .248/.283/.379/.663 .473/.748 .635 38/.685 11/5 6/2
2.Ellsbury* G/S/vP 2/.000 1/.000 ··· 2/.500 1/.000 456/326 .321/.378/.516/.894 .748/.951 .897 103/1.193 28/10 16/0
28.Gonzalez* G/S/vP ··· 1/2.000 3/.000 ··· 2/2.000 460/311 .348/.411/.560/.970 .718/1.090 1.041 104/.823 1/0 17/3
54.McDonald G/S/vP 2/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 86/30 .156/.244/.312/.556 .668/.348 .483 34/.853 2/2 3/1
60.Navarro G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 31/20 .179/.258/.321/.579 .873/.417 .472 31/.579 0/0 1/1
34.Ortiz* G/S/vP 21/.533 1/no AB ··· 3/1.000 2/1.000 387/265 .306/.393/.564/.957 1.035/.921 1.038 76/.945 1/1 19/0
15.Pedroia G/S/vP 2/1.500 1/.000 ··· 5/.400 2/2.000 466/335 .304/.404/.476/.880 1.155/.777 .900 109/1.183 20/3 13/4
16.Reddick* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 2/1.500 1/no AB 119/96 .362/.403/.619/1.022 1.097/1.004 .912 81/.959 1/2 4/1
39.Saltalamacchia# G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 2/.000 4/.000 ··· 233/162 .256/.322/.445/.767 .691/.802 .822 55/.817 0/0 8/1
10.Scutaro G/S/vP 5/1.600 1/.000 ··· 2/.000 1/no AB 238/173 .262/.333/.369/.702 .694/.706 .810 91/.712 1/1 5/6
44.Sutton# G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 2/.000 54/39 .292/.346/.438/.784 .552/.878 .753 14/.762 0/0 0/2
33.Varitek# G/S/vP 22/1.233 ··· ··· 5/.200 1/.000 170/114 .235/.317/.416/.733 .737/.732 .734 40/.865 0/0 6/0
20.Youkilis G/S/vP 15/.829 ··· ··· 4/.250 1/.000 403/284 .279/.395/.495/.890 1.060/.820 1.134 84/.939 1/0 14/6
IP 73.2 32.0 75.1 43.0 43.0 TOTAL .280/.355/.457/.812 .806/.814 .866 .890 66/26 122/47
ERA-K/9 3.30/5.4 1.13/11.5 4.54/8.7 3.56/8.2 3.77/8.2 4.48/6.4

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

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 310/.270 122/.177 326/.296 180/.250 182/.241 .272  Ellsbury
 Reddick
 McDonald
 Sutton
 Navarro
 Gonzalez
 Crawford
0/96/0/5
19/3/9/2
17/5/13/1
2/0/0/0
2/0/0/0
0/0/2/0
74/0/0/0
OPS .771 .512 .774 .683 .664 .773
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 80/.677 51/.598 154/.818 90/.620 84/.649 .794
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 230/.802 71/.451 172/.735 90/.745 98/.676 .757
Road 120/.800 63/.626 192/.779 60/.928 89/.835
Last 28d days 78/.739 53/.585 85/.809 35/.686 43/.762
HR/SB/CS 9/7/3 2/0/0 7/10/1 5/0/1 4/3/3 108/76/34
Usage ······X· ·X·X···X ··X····· ·X·X··oX X·X·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.