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Game Preview: TBR @ BOS, 1:35pm, Wednesday, August 17, 2011 @Fenway Park

Rays, 65-56, 65-56 3rd, 9½ GB, 9 GB in WC

SP: David Price (25, LHP, 10-10, 3.76)

2011 Gamelogs / 2011 Splits / vs. BOS Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2011 (10-10) 167.2 150 71 70 40 158 18 3.76
2010 (19-6) 208.2 170 71 63 79 188 15 2.72
2009 (10-7) 128.1 119 72 63 54 102 17 4.42
Last 7 GS 2-3 43.2 43 21 21 17 36 8 4.33 51
2011-08-12 @NYY W 8.0 6 1 1 2 4 0 114 68
2011-08-07 OAK ND 4.2 7 4 4 3 7 1 110 38
2011-08-02 TOR L 6.2 5 3 3 2 6 2 111 56
2011-07-26 @OAK L 6.0 7 4 4 4 4 0 105 42
2011-07-20 NYY L 7.1 6 2 2 2 5 1 113 61
2011-07-15 BOS W 6.0 5 3 3 1 7 3 121 56
2011-07-09 @NYY ND 5.0 7 4 4 3 3 1 112 37
Last 5 v.BOS 3-2 31.2 27 13 12 12 25 6 3.41 55
2011-07-15 BOS W 6.0 5 3 3 1 7 3 121 56
2011-06-16 BOS L 5.0 5 3 3 5 5 0 106 45
2011-04-12 @BOS W 7.2 5 2 2 2 3 1 116 62
2010-09-07 @BOS W 6.0 2 2 1 4 2 0 95 60
2010-08-27 BOS L 7.0 10 3 3 0 8 2 106 53
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   31-28   Road:   34-28   ExtrInn: 5-5 
 vsRHP:  42-42   vsLHP:  23-14   1-Run:  18-15
 vsEast: 23-21   vsCntrl:20-14   vsWest: 10-15 IL:12-6 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
121 Tue, Aug 16  @BOS  W   6-2       65-56  3rd  9.5 gb
120 Tue, Aug 16  @BOS  L   1-3       64-56  3rd  9.5 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
 Last 10: 6-4    Last 20:12-8    Last 30:15-15
RedSox, 74-47, 74-47 2nd, ½ GB, 10 up in WC

SP: John Lackey (32, RHP, 11-8, 6.13)

2011 Gamelogs / 2011 Splits / vs. TBR Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2011 (11-8) 116.0 147 81 79 34 79 15 6.13
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 6-0 43.2 56 21 19 7 34 5 3.92 49
2011-08-12 @SEA W 6.0 10 4 4 2 3 0 108 37
2011-08-06 NYY W 6.0 6 3 3 2 5 0 115 51
2011-08-01 CLE ND 6.2 8 5 5 0 5 2 106 43
2011-07-27 KCR W 5.2 11 4 3 1 3 2 113 35
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
Last 5 v.TBR 3-2 28.2 44 20 19 11 21 4 5.97 39
2011-07-16 @TBR W 5.2 10 4 3 1 7 1 107 41
2010-08-29 @TBR L 6.1 9 5 5 3 7 2 107 39
2010-06-29 TBR W 7.0 8 1 1 2 3 0 108 58
2010-05-26 @TBR W 6.1 8 2 2 4 1 0 115 46
2010-04-19 TBR L 3.1 9 8 8 1 3 1 79 12
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   38-23   Road:   36-24   ExtrInn: 5-3 
 vsRHP:  47-34   vsLHP:  27-13   1-Run:  16-12
 vsEast: 31-14   vsCntrl:18-15   vsWest: 15-10 IL:10-8 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
121 Tue, Aug 16   TBR  L   2-6       74-47  2nd  0.5 gb
120 Tue, Aug 16   TBR  W   3-1       74-46  2nd  0.5 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
 Last 10: 6-4    Last 20:11-9    Last 30:19-11
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Tue, Aug 16, 2011 TBR  6 @BOS  2        W:Jeff Niemann (8-4), L: Erik Bedard (4-8), S: none
Tue, Aug 16, 2011 BOS  3  TBR  1        W:Jon Lester (12-6), L: James Shields (11-10), S: Jonathan Papelbon (28)
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
Season Series: 2011 - tied 5-5; 2010 - TBR won 11-7; 2009 - Tied 9-9; All-Time - BOS leads 140-93

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 (4.26 RS/G) vs. RedSox Pitchers (4.20 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
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
15.Brignac* G/S/vP 14/.929 3/.666 4/1.750 4/.000 ··· 1/.000 1/2.000 201/171 .191/.232/.218/.450 .427/.454 .392 1/.000 3/1 1/6
38.Chirinos G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 60/56 .218/.283/.309/.592 .833/.576 .264 48/.582 0/0 1/0
22.Damon* G/S/vP 59/.796 3/.666 9/.730 7/1.286 2/.000 16/.125 10/1.300 487/348 .262/.315/.396/.711 .677/.725 .814 103/.610 11/4 10/0
5.Fuld* G/S/vP 3/.000 3/.666 ··· 3/1.000 1/.000 ··· 1/3.000 319/239 .240/.304/.365/.668 .568/.701 .624 39/.697 20/8 3/3
8.Jennings G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 103/64 .337/.416/.640/1.056 1.116/1.019 1.101 103/1.056 9/3 5/1
9.Johnson# G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 1/3.000 1/.000 ··· 163/83 .179/.241/.331/.572 .701/.458 .551 27/.395 4/6 4/1
20.Joyce* G/S/vP 9/1.194 2/.000 6/.167 5/.400 1/.000 4/.500 1/.000 392/321 .278/.342/.493/.835 .627/.881 .781 78/.732 10/1 16/3
11.Kotchman* G/S/vP 13/.616 4/1.833 3/.333 3/.000 3/.666 10/1.000 3/2.334 402/299 .334/.393/.471/.864 .724/.915 .785 104/.869 1/2 8/1
3.Longoria G/S/vP 22/.654 5/.200 13/.785 8/.821 1/.000 7/.286 2/.000 392/289 .229/.324/.447/.771 .908/.723 .853 111/.812 1/1 18/9
1.Rodriguez G/S/vP 6/.800 6/.000 6/.900 ··· 1/.000 3/.000 1/.000 317/195 .209/.299/.345/.645 .867/.509 .680 90/.543 10/5 5/8
10.Shoppach G/S/vP 12/.361 4/.500 2/.000 2/.500 ··· 4/.000 3/.000 201/94 .181/.270/.311/.581 .706/.441 .648 46/.580 0/0 7/2
2.Upton G/S/vP 25/.615 10/.100 16/.563 4/.000 ··· 13/.237 2/2.000 473/343 .228/.307/.392/.699 .661/.712 .801 92/.605 24/7 16/3
18.Zobrist# G/S/vP 20/.833 5/.200 6/1.167 7/.286 2/.000 8/.000 1/2.000 515/360 .281/.370/.494/.865 .914/.849 .965 110/.985 14/4 15/5
IP 116.0 77.1 50.2 57.0 33.1 50.2 39.0 TOTAL .244/.315/.399/.713 .736/.704 .742 .746 110/45 120/54
ERA-K/9 6.13/6.1 3.26/5.5 2.84/9.2 2.21/9.2 4.05/8.1 3.02/11.5 4.15/7.4 3.91/7.3

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

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 535/.304 328/.222 211/.222 217/.168 141/.236 203/.215 160/.245 .244  Joyce
 Fuld
 Upton
 Jennings
 Zobrist
 Damon
 Rodriguez
 Johnson
12/0/94/7
71/6/5/5
0/114/0/5
19/4/1/2
0/0/33/1
16/0/0/0
2/0/0/0
1/1/0/0
OPS .840 .661 .604 .519 .756 .570 .694 .699
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 292/.878 144/.636 90/.725 124/.628 71/.800 99/.504 64/.875 .690
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 243/.795 184/.680 121/.517 93/.369 70/.713 104/.635 96/.576 .706
Home 307/.849 210/.634 126/.665 108/.485 89/.893 107/.582 101/.662
Last 28d days 143/.828 50/.724 47/.755 40/.645 47/.952 36/.167 30/.656
HR/SB/CS 15/26/3 6/5/0 3/5/3 5/7/1 4/5/0 3/4/0 5/1/2 111/111/37
Usage ····X··· ···o··o· X··X···X o···X··o o··oo··X o···o··o o·······
RedSox Batters (5.36 RS/G) vs. Rays Pitchers (3.93 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 14.Price*
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 1/.000 2/1.000 1/3.000 ··· ··· 231/163 .236/.272/.392/.663 .917/.560 .607 47/.729 11/2 5/10
13.Crawford* G/S/vP 7/.143 3/1.167 11/1.011 ··· 1/.000 ··· 4/2.750 ··· 390/265 .251/.287/.381/.668 .523/.735 .686 99/.676 15/5 7/2
2.Ellsbury* G/S/vP 9/1.083 4/.000 5/.000 2/.000 12/.833 1/.000 3/2.334 2/.000 549/394 .313/.368/.516/.884 .739/.939 .926 116/.881 31/11 22/0
28.Gonzalez* G/S/vP 10/.550 11/.573 3/2.334 1/no AB 4/1.167 1/.000 1/.000 1/.000 543/366 .348/.409/.545/.954 .761/1.047 .965 108/.900 1/0 18/3
12.Lowrie# G/S/vP 12/.833 ··· 2/2.000 ··· 4/.833 ··· 3/.000 ··· 241/161 .260/.307/.393/.700 .988/.552 .843 25/.504 0/1 4/13
54.McDonald G/S/vP 19/1.245 1/.000 2/.000 2/.500 ··· 1/no AB 1/.000 1/.000 105/36 .170/.257/.340/.598 .763/.288 .487 22/.739 2/3 4/1
34.Ortiz* G/S/vP 18/.472 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 16/1.018 6/2.000 8/.875 2/1.000 15/.582 ··· 4/1.000 1/.000 551/398 .305/.395/.473/.869 1.131/.771 .882 110/.901 23/6 16/4
16.Reddick* G/S/vP ··· ··· 2/.000 1/.000 1/3.000 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 177/151 .308/.356/.516/.872 .965/.855 .832 82/.619 1/2 6/3
39.Saltalamacchia# G/S/vP 5/1.267 2/2.000 2/.000 ··· 3/1.667 ··· 3/.000 1/.000 281/197 .250/.313/.457/.770 .613/.838 .778 62/.765 0/0 11/4
10.Scutaro G/S/vP 23/.310 3/.000 7/.143 2/1.000 13/.487 ··· 7/1.738 ··· 286/210 .279/.342/.380/.721 .700/.729 .775 71/.787 4/1 5/8
33.Varitek# G/S/vP 5/.600 6/.167 5/.900 1/.000 6/.333 ··· 3/.000 1/no AB 200/137 .226/.305/.412/.717 .794/.681 .707 39/.701 0/0 8/0
20.Youkilis G/S/vP 20/.844 8/.875 16/1.081 2/.500 13/1.567 ··· 7/.619 ··· 470/327 .266/.381/.483/.864 .989/.811 1.059 82/.741 3/0 17/7
IP 167.2 38.2 46.0 26.2 22.0 16.2 54.0 34.0 TOTAL .278/.350/.455/.805 .804/.805 .843 .796 82/31 150/60
ERA-K/9 3.76/8.5 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 3.70/6.9

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Saltalamacchia (63-26-16)
 Varitek (48-11-5)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 683/.240 159/.200 179/.204 120/.277 103/.253 78/.299 208/.209 153/.230 .238  Ellsbury
 Reddick
 Crawford
 McDonald
 Aviles
 Gonzalez
0/116/0/6
19/3/28/5
91/0/0/1
20/5/19/1
0/0/3/0
0/0/2/0
OPS .685 .611 .547 .722 .744 .927 .652 .682 .693
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 171/.532 69/.507 83/.629 50/.999 50/.563 40/.556 94/.496 78/.648 .669
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 512/.735 90/.693 96/.482 70/.536 53/.940 38/1.347 114/.782 75/.718 .713
Road 336/.706 76/.642 92/.620 46/.914 58/.743 32/.640 122/.840 83/.745
Last 28d days 107/.789 22/.837 27/.416 51/.762 30/.661 37/1.024 34/.526 21/.876
HR/SB/CS 18/13/4 2/8/2 2/1/1 2/1/1 3/3/0 4/3/0 6/3/2 3/4/0 116/79/25
Usage ····X··· ···o···· ·····X·· ···X··X· ·····oo· ······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.