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Game Preview: TBR @ BOS, 7:10pm, Tuesday, August 16, 2011 @Fenway Park

Rays, 64-55, 64-55 3rd, 9 GB

SP: Jeff Niemann (28, RHP, 7-4, 3.43)

2011 Gamelogs / 2011 Splits / vs. BOS Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2011 (7-4) 89.1 90 38 34 22 68 9 3.43
2010 (12-8) 174.1 159 86 85 61 131 25 4.39
2009 (13-6) 180.2 185 84 79 59 125 17 3.94
Last 7 GS 5-0 49.0 43 10 9 12 44 4 1.65 63
2011-08-11 KCR W 6.1 9 1 1 2 2 0 103 51
2011-08-05 OAK W 8.2 7 4 4 1 8 2 119 61
2011-07-29 @SEA W 6.2 3 0 0 3 11 0 118 76
2011-07-23 @KCR ND 6.0 7 3 2 0 4 0 92 52
2011-07-17 BOS ND 8.0 2 0 0 2 10 0 118 86
2011-07-07 @NYY W 7.1 6 1 1 2 4 1 114 64
2011-07-02 STL W 6.0 9 1 1 2 5 1 98 53
Last 5 v.BOS 2-2 25.2 22 15 13 14 26 3 4.56 51
2011-07-17 BOS ND 8.0 2 0 0 2 10 0 118 86
2010-09-06 @BOS L 1.2 4 6 6 3 4 2 65 24
2010-07-06 BOS W 6.0 4 1 0 3 5 0 107 64
2010-04-19 @BOS W 7.0 5 2 2 3 4 1 100 60
2009-05-02 BOS L 3.0 7 6 5 3 3 0 76 23
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   31-28   Road:   33-27   ExtrInn: 5-5 
 vsRHP:  42-42   vsLHP:  22-13   1-Run:  18-15
 vsEast: 22-20   vsCntrl:20-14   vsWest: 10-15 IL:12-6 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
119 Sat, Aug 13  @NYY  L   2-9       64-55  3rd  9.5 gb
118 Fri, Aug 12  @NYY  W   5-1       64-54  3rd  9.5 gb
117 Thu, Aug 11   KCR  W   4-1       63-54  3rd  9.5 gb
116 Wed, Aug 10   KCR  W   8-7       62-54  3rd 10.0 gb
115 Tue, Aug  9   KCR  W   4-0       61-54  3rd 11.0 gb
114 Mon, Aug  8   KCR  W   2-1       60-54  3rd 11.0 gb
113 Sun, Aug  7   OAK  L   4-5 (10)  59-54  3rd 11.0 gb
112 Sat, Aug  6   OAK  L   0-8       59-53  3rd 10.0 gb
111 Fri, Aug  5   OAK  W   8-4       59-52  3rd 10.0 gb
110 Thu, Aug  4   TOR  W   7-6 (12)  58-52  3rd 10.0 gb
 Last 10: 7-3    Last 20:12-8    Last 30:15-15
RedSox, 73-46, 73-46 1st, Tied

SP: Erik Bedard (32, LHP, 4-7, 3.55)

2011 Gamelogs / 2011 Splits / vs. TBR Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2011 (4-7) 101.1 87 46 40 34 98 11 3.55
2009 (5-3) 83.0 65 29 26 34 90 8 2.82
2008 (6-4) 81.0 70 38 33 37 72 9 3.67
Last 7 GS 1-3 36.1 26 17 15 14 39 3 3.72 56
2011-08-09 @MIN ND 5.0 3 2 2 4 6 0 90 55
2011-08-04 CLE ND 5.0 7 3 3 0 5 0 70 46
2011-07-29 TBR L 1.1 3 5 5 4 2 0 57 26
2011-06-27 ATL L 7.0 4 3 3 1 5 2 106 61
2011-06-22 @WSN L 6.0 3 2 0 2 10 0 87 70
2011-06-15 LAA W 7.0 3 0 0 0 5 0 96 76
2011-06-10 @DET ND 5.0 3 2 2 3 6 1 96 56
Last 5 v.TBR 3-1 27.0 31 17 15 10 33 5 5.00 49
2011-07-29 TBR L 1.1 3 5 5 4 2 0 57 26
2011-06-05 TBR ND 7.0 8 3 3 0 7 0 111 56
2008-04-08 @TBR W 6.0 5 5 3 4 5 2 107 47
2007-08-05 @TBD W 6.2 9 3 3 0 11 2 115 55
2007-07-25 TBD W 6.0 6 1 1 2 8 1 109 62
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   37-22   Road:   36-24   ExtrInn: 5-3 
 vsRHP:  46-33   vsLHP:  27-13   1-Run:  16-12
 vsEast: 30-13   vsCntrl:18-15   vsWest: 15-10 IL:10-8 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
119 Sun, Aug 14  @SEA  L   3-5       73-46  1st  0.5 up
118 Sat, Aug 13  @SEA  L   4-5       73-45  1st  1.0 up
117 Fri, Aug 12  @SEA  W   6-4       73-44  1st  2.0 up
116 Wed, Aug 10  @MIN  L   2-5       72-44  1st  1.5 up
115 Tue, Aug  9  @MIN  W   4-3       72-43  1st  2.5 up
114 Mon, Aug  8  @MIN  W   8-6       71-43  1st  1.5 up
113 Sun, Aug  7   NYY  W   3-2 (10)  70-43  1st  1.0 up
112 Sat, Aug  6   NYY  W  10-4       69-43  1st    Tied
111 Fri, Aug  5   NYY  L   2-3       68-43  2nd  1.0 gb
110 Thu, Aug  4   CLE  L   3-7       68-42  1st    Tied
 Last 10: 5-5    Last 20:11-9    Last 30:19-11
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Sun, Jul 17, 2011 BOS  1 @TBR  0 (16)   W:Alfredo Aceves (5-1), L: Adam Russell (1-2), S: Jonathan Papelbon (21)
Sat, Jul 16, 2011 BOS  9 @TBR  5        W:John Lackey (7-8), L: James Shields (8-8), S: none
Fri, Jul 15, 2011 TBR  9  BOS  6        W:David Price (9-7), L: Andrew Miller (3-1), S: Kyle Farnsworth (18)
Thu, Jun 16, 2011 BOS  4 @TBR  2        W:Clay Buchholz (6-3), L: David Price (7-6), S: Jonathan Papelbon (13)
Wed, Jun 15, 2011 BOS  3 @TBR  0        W:Josh Beckett (6-2), L: Jeremy Hellickson (7-5), S: none
Tue, Jun 14, 2011 TBR  4  BOS  0        W:James Shields (6-4), L: Tim Wakefield (3-2), S: none
Tue, Apr 12, 2011 TBR  3 @BOS  2        W:David Price (1-2), L: Jon Lester (0-1), S: Kyle Farnsworth (2)
Mon, Apr 11, 2011 TBR 16 @BOS  5        W:Jeremy Hellickson (1-1), L: Daisuke Matsuzaka (0-2), S: none

Wed, Sep 08, 2010 BOS 11  TBR  5        W:Tim Wakefield (4-10), L: Matt Garza (14-8), S: none
Tue, Sep 07, 2010 TBR 14 @BOS  5        W:David Price (17-6), L: Daisuke Matsuzaka (9-5), S: none
Season Series: 2011 - tied 4-4; 2010 - TBR won 11-7; 2009 - Tied 9-9; All-Time - BOS leads 139-92

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
Rays Batters (4.27 RS/G) vs. RedSox Pitchers (4.21 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 23.Bedard*
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
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
15.Brignac* G/S/vP ··· 3/.666 4/1.750 4/.000 ··· 1/.000 1/2.000 201/171 .191/.232/.218/.450 .427/.454 .392 5/.000 3/1 1/6
38.Chirinos G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 56/54 .235/.304/.333/.637 2.000/.598 .310 48/.582 0/0 1/0
22.Damon* G/S/vP 27/.499 3/.666 8/.542 6/1.500 2/.000 16/.125 9/1.111 481/345 .261/.315/.395/.710 .693/.716 .813 101/.612 11/4 10/0
5.Fuld* G/S/vP 3/.000 3/.666 ··· 2/1.500 1/.000 ··· 1/3.000 315/238 .243/.308/.370/.677 .592/.704 .641 39/.783 20/8 3/3
8.Jennings G/S/vP 2/.500 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 94/61 .338/.424/.625/1.049 1.001/1.075 1.094 94/1.049 8/3 4/1
9.Johnson# G/S/vP 3/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· 1/3.000 1/.000 ··· 161/83 .182/.244/.336/.579 .722/.458 .563 25/.429 4/6 4/1
20.Joyce* G/S/vP 4/.250 2/.000 5/.200 5/.400 ··· 4/.500 1/.000 388/320 .281/.345/.499/.844 .656/.884 .798 78/.732 10/1 16/3
11.Kotchman* G/S/vP 6/.900 4/1.833 3/.333 3/.000 2/.000 10/1.000 3/2.334 395/299 .335/.395/.475/.870 .735/.915 .792 101/.928 1/2 8/1
3.Longoria G/S/vP 1/no AB 5/.200 12/.861 8/.821 1/.000 6/.334 1/.000 383/286 .233/.329/.456/.785 .948/.731 .885 106/.855 1/1 18/9
1.Rodriguez G/S/vP 4/.833 6/.000 5/.800 ··· ··· 3/.000 1/.000 310/194 .212/.300/.352/.651 .903/.505 .693 87/.559 9/5 5/8
10.Shoppach G/S/vP 10/1.000 4/.500 2/.000 2/.500 ··· 4/.000 3/.000 198/94 .183/.269/.314/.583 .714/.441 .654 43/.590 0/0 7/2
2.Upton G/S/vP 29/.537 10/.100 15/.467 4/.000 ··· 12/.258 2/2.000 465/341 .225/.306/.392/.698 .661/.711 .803 88/.563 23/7 16/3
18.Zobrist# G/S/vP 14/.462 5/.200 5/.933 7/.286 2/.000 7/.000 1/2.000 507/358 .277/.368/.492/.860 .903/.848 .960 102/.974 12/4 15/5
IP 101.1 77.1 49.1 56.0 32.2 49.2 38.0 TOTAL .244/.316/.400/.716 .744/.705 .748 .751 105/45 119/54
ERA-K/9 3.55/8.7 3.26/5.5 2.37/9.5 2.25/9.0 4.13/8.0 3.08/11.8 4.26/7.6 3.93/7.3

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Chirinos (21-2-0)
 Shoppach (18-16-1)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 416/.230 328/.222 203/.213 214/.170 138/.233 200/.218 156/.245 .245  Joyce
 Upton
 Fuld
 Jennings
 Zobrist
 Damon
 Rodriguez
 Johnson
12/0/93/7
0/112/0/5
71/6/4/5
17/4/0/2
0/0/33/1
15/0/0/0
2/0/0/0
1/1/0/0
OPS .658 .661 .591 .527 .758 .579 .692 .701
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 122/.692 144/.636 87/.702 122/.639 69/.794 98/.509 63/.839 .692
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 294/.644 184/.680 116/.511 92/.373 69/.724 102/.648 93/.595 .709
Home 228/.700 210/.634 118/.647 105/.500 86/.901 104/.599 97/.658
Last 28d days 54/.678 50/.724 43/.647 40/.645 44/.974 36/.167 26/.638
HR/SB/CS 11/3/1 6/5/0 3/5/3 5/7/1 4/2/0 3/4/0 5/1/2 110/106/37
Usage ······X· ··o··o·o ··X···X· ···X··o· ··oo··X· ···o··oo ········
RedSox Batters (5.41 RS/G) vs. Rays Pitchers (3.95 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 34.Niemann
G/S/vB
37.Cruz
G/S/vB
43.Farnsworth
G/S/vB
47.Gomes
G/S/vB
74.Howell*
G/S/vB
57.McGee*
G/S/vB
62.Peralta
G/S/vB
27.Ramos*
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
3.Aviles G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 1/.000 1/.000 2/1.000 1/3.000 ··· ··· 225/157 .238/.275/.398/.673 .917/.569 .619 41/.791 11/2 5/10
13.Crawford* G/S/vP ··· 3/1.167 11/1.011 ··· 1/.000 ··· 4/2.750 ··· 384/259 .255/.291/.388/.679 .523/.752 .710 97/.759 15/5 7/2
2.Ellsbury* G/S/vP 7/.000 4/.000 5/.000 2/.000 12/.833 1/.000 3/2.334 2/.000 541/386 .314/.369/.508/.878 .739/.932 .915 113/.920 31/11 20/0
28.Gonzalez* G/S/vP 3/.666 11/.573 3/2.334 1/no AB 4/1.167 1/.000 1/.000 1/.000 536/359 .352/.412/.552/.964 .761/1.064 .986 106/.984 1/0 18/3
12.Lowrie# G/S/vP 1/.000 ··· 2/2.000 ··· 4/.833 ··· 3/.000 ··· 234/154 .264/.312/.401/.713 .988/.565 .877 18/.597 0/1 4/12
54.McDonald G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 2/.000 2/.500 ··· 1/no AB 1/.000 1/.000 102/33 .176/.265/.352/.616 .763/.315 .518 19/.868 2/3 4/1
34.Ortiz* G/S/vP 12/1.084 7/.571 15/.267 ··· 17/.521 ··· 7/.857 2/1.000 464/313 .300/.388/.557/.945 1.002/.918 .988 102/.969 1/1 24/0
15.Pedroia G/S/vP 8/.762 6/2.000 8/.875 2/1.000 15/.582 ··· 4/1.000 1/.000 544/391 .310/.400/.481/.881 1.131/.786 .907 108/.939 23/6 16/4
16.Reddick* G/S/vP 3/.333 ··· 2/.000 1/.000 1/3.000 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 171/145 .314/.363/.529/.892 .965/.879 .869 80/.678 1/2 6/3
39.Saltalamacchia# G/S/vP ··· 2/2.000 2/.000 ··· 3/1.667 ··· 3/.000 1/.000 278/194 .253/.317/.462/.779 .613/.852 .795 59/.805 0/0 11/4
10.Scutaro G/S/vP 21/.453 3/.000 7/.143 2/1.000 13/.487 ··· 7/1.738 ··· 286/210 .279/.342/.380/.721 .700/.729 .775 75/.743 4/1 5/8
33.Varitek# G/S/vP 3/.000 6/.167 5/.900 1/.000 6/.333 ··· 3/.000 1/no AB 197/134 .224/.304/.397/.701 .794/.656 .676 40/.549 0/0 7/0
20.Youkilis G/S/vP 9/.111 8/.875 16/1.081 2/.500 13/1.567 ··· 7/.619 ··· 467/324 .267/.381/.486/.867 .989/.815 1.066 83/.753 3/0 17/7
IP 89.1 38.2 46.0 26.2 22.0 16.2 54.0 34.0 TOTAL .281/.353/.457/.810 .804/.812 .855 .828 82/31 147/59
ERA-K/9 3.43/6.9 3.96/9.1 1.96/7.2 3.71/6.4 7.36/7.4 4.86/8.6 3.50/7.8 4.50/5.8 3.72/6.9

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Saltalamacchia (61-26-16)
 Varitek (45-11-5)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 382/.256 159/.200 179/.204 120/.277 103/.253 78/.299 208/.209 153/.230 .240  Ellsbury
 Reddick
 Crawford
 McDonald
 Aviles
 Gonzalez
0/114/0/6
19/3/26/5
90/0/0/1
19/5/19/1
0/0/3/0
0/0/2/0
OPS .705 .611 .547 .722 .744 .927 .652 .682 .697
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 210/.719 69/.507 83/.629 50/.999 50/.563 40/.556 94/.496 78/.648 .672
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 172/.686 90/.693 96/.482 70/.536 53/.940 38/1.347 114/.782 75/.718 .718
Road 162/.653 76/.642 92/.620 46/.914 58/.743 32/.640 122/.840 83/.745
Last 28d days 117/.633 22/.837 27/.416 51/.762 30/.661 37/1.024 34/.526 24/.847
HR/SB/CS 9/14/3 2/8/2 2/1/1 2/1/1 3/3/0 4/3/0 6/3/2 3/4/0 113/79/25
Usage ····X··· ··o····· ····X··o ··X··X·· ····oo·· ·····o·· ···oo··o ··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.