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Game Preview: KCR @ BOS, 1:35pm, Thursday, July 28, 2011 @Fenway Park

Royals, 43-61, 43-61 5th, 12 GB, 19 GB in WC

SP: Luke Hochevar (27, RHP, 6-8, 5.29)

2011 Gamelogs / 2011 Splits / vs. BOS Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2011 (6-8) 131.0 135 81 77 44 66 18 5.29
2010 (6-6) 103.0 110 61 55 37 76 9 4.81
2009 (7-13) 143.0 167 109 104 46 106 23 6.55
Last 7 GS 2-2 40.0 43 26 26 18 24 5 5.85 44
2011-07-22 TBR W 5.1 6 4 4 3 2 2 100 39
2011-07-15 @MIN ND 7.0 3 1 1 3 4 0 109 68
2011-07-09 DET ND 3.2 9 6 6 3 4 0 83 20
2011-07-03 @COL ND 4.1 5 5 5 3 3 1 78 33
2011-06-26 CHC W 5.2 7 3 3 3 5 1 88 45
2011-06-21 ARI L 7.0 8 5 5 1 6 1 97 46
2011-06-15 @OAK L 7.0 5 2 2 2 0 0 91 57
Last 5 v.BOS 1-3 22.2 29 23 20 13 14 3 7.94 34
2009-09-23 BOS L 5.0 8 6 6 3 5 0 94 29
2009-07-09 @BOS W 6.0 9 5 5 1 5 2 101 38
2008-08-06 BOS L 5.2 7 5 5 3 2 0 92 34
2008-05-19 @BOS L 6.0 5 7 4 6 2 1 114 36
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   28-29   Road:   15-32   ExtrInn:10-6 
 vsRHP:  33-42   vsLHP:  10-19   1-Run:  18-19
 vsEast:  9-10   vsCntrl:15-24   vsWest: 14-14 IL: 5-13

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
104 Wed, Jul 27  @BOS  L   5-12      43-61  5th 12.0 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
 Last 10: 5-5    Last 20: 9-11   Last 30:12-18
RedSox, 64-38, 64-38 1st, 3 up

SP: Josh Beckett (31, RHP, 9-3, 2.07)

2011 Gamelogs / 2011 Splits / vs. KCR Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2011 (9-3) 126.0 80 29 29 34 107 8 2.07
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 5-1 50.0 30 12 12 6 40 5 2.16 67
2011-07-23 SEA W 7.0 7 1 1 1 7 1 118 65
2011-07-17 @TBR ND 8.0 1 0 0 0 6 0 106 86
2011-07-08 BAL W 5.0 7 3 3 2 3 1 68 42
2011-07-03 @HOU W 8.0 5 1 1 0 11 0 102 79
2011-06-28 @PHI L 6.0 5 5 5 1 1 2 84 42
2011-06-15 @TBR W 9.0 1 0 0 0 6 0 97 91
2011-06-09 @NYY W 7.0 4 2 2 2 6 1 104 65
Last 5 v.KCR 5-0 33.2 30 8 8 8 30 0 2.14 61
2010-04-10 @KCR W 7.0 9 3 3 1 4 0 105 50
2009-09-23 @KCR W 6.0 12 2 2 1 7 0 103 46
2009-07-12 KCR W 9.0 3 0 0 0 7 0 94 88
2008-08-05 @KCR W 6.2 4 2 2 2 7 0 90 63
2007-04-04 @KCR W 5.0 2 1 1 4 5 0 94 60
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   33-18   Road:   31-20   ExtrInn: 4-3 
 vsRHP:  41-26   vsLHP:  23-12   1-Run:  12-9 
 vsEast: 28-12   vsCntrl:12-10   vsWest: 14-8  IL:10-8 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
102 Wed, Jul 27   KCR  W  12-5       64-38  1st  3.0 up
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
 Last 10: 8-2    Last 20:16-4    Last 30:20-10
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Wed, Jul 27, 2011 BOS 12  KCR  5        W:John Lackey (9-8), L: Bruce Chen (5-4), S: none
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)
Season Series: 2011 - BOS over 2-1; 2010 - BOS won 4-3; 2009 - BOS won 5-3; All-Time - KCR leads 213-212

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 (4.37 RS/G) vs. RedSox Pitchers (4.23 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
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 3/.666 2/1.000 1/.000 1/.000 1/.000 1/.000 6/1.800 3/.000 202/140 .222/.261/.395/.656 .944/.532 .722 18/.750 10/2 5/10
16.Butler G/S/vP 14/.368 3/1.167 4/1.167 4/.750 1/.000 6/.666 10/.000 3/1.000 423/310 .295/.381/.438/.818 .994/.757 .802 92/.797 1/1 9/0
53.Cabrera# G/S/vP 44/.749 1/.000 2/.000 1/2.000 1/2.000 9/1.792 5/1.650 4/.750 468/317 .297/.333/.453/.786 .756/.801 .844 104/.935 14/4 12/2
2.Escobar G/S/vP ··· 2/.000 1/.000 ··· 3/.000 ··· 1/.000 2/.000 395/289 .244/.283/.321/.604 .571/.616 .721 83/.627 14/7 2/13
21.Francoeur G/S/vP 14/.220 3/1.000 7/1.000 1/.000 2/.500 5/.400 2/.500 2/2.500 431/319 .271/.320/.459/.779 .997/.704 .744 97/.878 16/4 13/4
17.Getz* G/S/vP 6/.334 1/2.000 2/1.500 1/.000 1/.000 1/.000 2/2.000 3/.000 367/269 .252/.312/.280/.592 .611/.585 .533 95/.460 18/6 0/5
4.Gordon* G/S/vP 8/.804 1/3.000 2/.500 2/1.500 1/.000 3/.666 2/.000 2/3.000 454/307 .300/.369/.483/.851 .821/.866 .740 98/.882 9/6 12/2
12.Maier* G/S/vP 10/.888 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 6/.533 ··· 2/1.000 2/.000 ··· 2/.000 3/.000 2/1.000 183/128 .263/.306/.371/.677 .642/.693 .851 54/.679 0/0 3/2
15.Treanor G/S/vP 3/.000 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 126.0 71.1 42.0 49.2 26.2 42.2 34.2 5.2 TOTAL .266/.327/.395/.722 .717/.724 .726 .734 102/35 75/65
ERA-K/9 2.07/7.6 3.28/5.2 2.14/9.2 1.81/8.7 4.39/7.4 3.59/12.0 4.67/7.3 9.53/6.3 3.93/7.1

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

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 484/.183 303/.215 172/.205 188/.165 112/.235 177/.236 142/.252 28/.348 .243  Gordon
 Francoeur
 Cabrera
 Maier
96/0/0/16
0/0/100/11
7/96/2/10
7/4/8/0
OPS .518 .649 .541 .493 .754 .634 .699 .886 .697
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 285/.510 134/.622 70/.625 102/.597 50/.859 84/.547 55/.911 11/1.010 .682
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 199/.529 169/.670 102/.486 86/.362 62/.676 93/.714 87/.566 17/.804 .709
Home 195/.514 203/.631 99/.584 93/.394 68/.910 94/.644 88/.677 18/.983
Last 28d days 106/.516 88/.578 45/.355 43/.394 34/.775 48/.604 44/.453 28/.886
HR/SB/CS 8/13/4 6/5/0 1/4/1 3/7/1 3/1/0 3/3/0 5/1/2 0/0/0 91/91/31
Usage ····X··· ·X·X···· ·XX····o ··o·Xo·o ·Xo··X·· ··o·Xo·o X·X····· X·X·····
RedSox Batters (5.56 RS/G) vs. Royals Pitchers (4.93 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 44.Hochevar
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 11/1.545 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 13/1.052 1/.000 ··· 2/.500 1/.000 461/328 .325/.383/.528/.911 .783/.961 .930 103/1.254 29/10 17/0
28.Gonzalez* G/S/vP ··· 1/2.000 3/.000 ··· 2/2.000 465/313 .351/.413/.560/.973 .717/1.096 1.044 104/.871 1/0 17/3
54.McDonald G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 90/32 .173/.256/.333/.589 .735/.325 .554 35/.986 2/2 3/1
60.Navarro G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 35/22 .219/.286/.344/.629 1.051/.377 .564 35/.629 0/0 1/2
34.Ortiz* G/S/vP 12/1.167 1/no AB ··· 3/1.000 2/1.000 391/266 .305/.391/.569/.960 1.053/.917 1.043 79/.978 1/1 20/0
15.Pedroia G/S/vP 9/1.556 1/.000 ··· 5/.400 2/2.000 471/337 .308/.406/.486/.893 1.193/.778 .924 109/1.230 20/3 14/4
16.Reddick* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 2/1.500 1/no AB 120/97 .358/.400/.613/1.013 1.097/.993 .896 78/.916 1/2 4/1
39.Saltalamacchia# G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 2/.000 4/.000 ··· 237/163 .256/.321/.442/.763 .662/.809 .811 59/.794 0/0 8/1
10.Scutaro G/S/vP 6/.000 1/.000 ··· 2/.000 1/no AB 242/175 .258/.332/.364/.696 .693/.697 .792 91/.681 1/1 5/6
44.Sutton# G/S/vP 5/1.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 2/.000 54/39 .292/.346/.438/.784 .552/.878 .753 10/.611 0/0 0/2
33.Varitek# G/S/vP 6/1.867 ··· ··· 5/.200 1/.000 170/114 .235/.317/.416/.733 .737/.732 .734 36/.663 0/0 6/0
20.Youkilis G/S/vP 10/1.125 ··· ··· 4/.250 1/.000 407/285 .280/.396/.494/.890 1.063/.817 1.129 88/.935 2/0 14/7
IP 131.0 32.0 75.1 43.0 43.0 TOTAL .282/.356/.460/.816 .820/.814 .874 .901 68/26 125/49
ERA-K/9 5.29/4.5 1.13/11.5 4.54/8.7 3.56/8.2 3.77/8.2 4.55/6.4

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

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 562/.265 122/.177 326/.296 180/.250 182/.241 .273  Ellsbury
 Reddick
 McDonald
 Sutton
 Navarro
 Gonzalez
 Crawford
0/97/0/5
19/3/10/2
18/5/14/1
2/0/0/0
3/0/0/0
0/0/2/0
74/0/0/0
OPS .799 .512 .774 .683 .664 .777
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 303/.852 51/.598 154/.818 90/.620 84/.649 .801
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 259/.738 71/.451 172/.735 90/.745 98/.676 .760
Road 187/.805 63/.626 192/.779 60/.928 89/.835
Last 28d days 96/.869 53/.585 85/.809 35/.686 43/.762
HR/SB/CS 18/7/1 2/0/0 7/10/1 5/0/1 4/3/3 111/78/34
Usage ·····X·· ··X·X··· ···X···· ··X·X··o ·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.