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Game Preview: OAK @ BOS, 7:10pm, Friday, August 26, 2011 @Fenway Park

Athletics, 59-71, 59-71 3rd, 14 GB, 20 GB in WC

SP: Gio Gonzalez (25, LHP, 10-11, 3.24)

2011 Gamelogs / 2011 Splits / vs. BOS Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2011 (10-11) 155.1 134 66 56 73 155 11 3.24
2010 (15-9) 200.2 171 75 72 92 171 15 3.23
2009 (6-7) 98.2 113 68 63 56 109 14 5.75
Last 7 GS 2-5 42.1 42 26 25 21 44 2 5.31 49
2011-08-20 TOR W 8.0 4 1 1 1 9 0 100 78
2011-08-15 BAL L 6.0 4 4 4 3 4 1 105 49
2011-08-10 @TOR L 5.0 4 4 4 5 4 0 108 42
2011-08-03 @SEA L 6.1 10 6 6 4 9 0 118 34
2011-07-29 MIN L 5.1 9 5 4 3 5 0 112 34
2011-07-24 @NYY L 4.2 7 6 6 3 5 1 111 28
2011-07-17 LAA W 7.0 4 0 0 2 8 0 105 75
Last 5 v.BOS 1-1 22.1 27 14 14 11 25 4 5.64 46
2011-04-20 BOS L 6.0 8 4 4 1 9 2 104 48
2010-07-21 BOS W 6.0 7 4 4 2 3 1 107 43
2010-06-01 @BOS ND 5.0 7 3 3 4 5 1 108 42
2009-07-30 @BOS ND 5.1 5 3 3 4 8 0 107 50
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   35-30   Road:   24-41   ExtrInn: 8-10
 vsRHP:  37-50   vsLHP:  22-21   1-Run:  17-22
 vsEast: 19-21   vsCntrl:16-17   vsWest: 16-23 IL: 8-10

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
130 Thu, Aug 25  @NYY  L   9-22      59-71  3rd 14.0 gb
129 Wed, Aug 24  @NYY  W   6-4 (10)  59-70  3rd 14.0 gb
128 Tue, Aug 23  @NYY  W   6-5       58-70  3rd 15.0 gb
127 Sun, Aug 21   TOR  L   0-1       57-70  3rd 15.5 gb
126 Sat, Aug 20   TOR  W   5-1       57-69  3rd 15.5 gb
125 Fri, Aug 19   TOR  W   2-0       56-69  3rd 16.5 gb
124 Thu, Aug 18   TOR  L   0-7       55-69  3rd 16.5 gb
123 Wed, Aug 17   BAL  W   6-5       55-68  3rd 16.5 gb
122 Tue, Aug 16   BAL  W   8-4       54-68  3rd 16.5 gb
121 Mon, Aug 15   BAL  L   2-6       53-68  4th 16.5 gb
 Last 10: 6-4    Last 20:10-10   Last 30:15-15
RedSox, 80-50, 80-50 1st, 1 up

SP: Tim Wakefield (44, RHP, 6-5, 4.97)

2011 Gamelogs / 2011 Splits / vs. OAK Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2011 (6-5) 126.2 132 81 70 34 69 19 4.97
2010 (4-10) 140.0 153 92 83 36 84 19 5.34
2009 (11-5) 129.2 137 67 66 50 72 12 4.58
Last 7 GS 1-2 45.0 53 34 27 9 29 8 5.40 44
2011-08-20 @KCR ND 5.1 9 4 4 0 3 0 97 37
2011-08-14 @SEA L 8.0 9 5 4 2 4 1 94 48
2011-08-08 @MIN ND 7.0 8 5 3 0 4 1 102 49
2011-08-03 CLE ND 6.2 5 3 3 2 6 1 99 56
2011-07-29 @CHW L 7.0 3 3 3 2 5 1 101 62
2011-07-24 SEA W 6.1 10 7 7 1 4 2 100 28
2011-07-18 @BAL ND 4.2 9 7 3 2 3 2 93 27
Last 5 v.OAK 2-1 33.1 29 15 14 8 25 2 3.78 55
2010-07-20 @OAK ND 6.0 3 4 3 2 5 0 115 55
2010-06-03 OAK L 6.0 8 6 6 0 4 2 78 36
2009-07-08 OAK W 6.0 10 3 3 1 8 0 100 47
2009-04-15 @OAK W 9.0 4 2 2 2 4 0 111 73
2008-08-01 OAK ND 6.1 4 0 0 3 4 0 108 66
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   38-24   Road:   42-26   ExtrInn: 5-3 
 vsRHP:  50-35   vsLHP:  30-15   1-Run:  17-12
 vsEast: 31-15   vsCntrl:21-16   vsWest: 18-11 IL:10-8 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
130 Thu, Aug 25  @TEX  W   6-0       80-50  1st  1.0 up
129 Wed, Aug 24  @TEX  W  13-2       79-50  1st  1.0 up
128 Tue, Aug 23  @TEX  W  11-5       78-50  1st    Tied
127 Mon, Aug 22  @TEX  L   0-4       77-50  2nd  1.0 gb
126 Sun, Aug 21  @KCR  W   6-1       77-49  2nd  0.5 gb
125 Sat, Aug 20  @KCR  L   4-9       76-49  2nd  0.5 gb
124 Fri, Aug 19  @KCR  W   7-1       76-48  2nd  0.5 gb
123 Thu, Aug 18  @KCR  W   4-3       75-48  2nd  0.5 gb
122 Wed, Aug 17   TBR  L   0-4       74-48  2nd  0.5 gb
121 Tue, Aug 16   TBR  L   2-6       74-47  2nd  0.5 gb
 Last 10: 6-4    Last 20:12-8    Last 30:18-12
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Sun, Jun 05, 2011 BOS  6  OAK  3        W:John Lackey (3-5), L: Brett Anderson (3-6), S: Daniel Bard (1)
Sat, Jun 04, 2011 BOS  9  OAK  8 (14)   W:Alfredo Aceves (3-1), L: Guillermo Moscoso (2-1), S: none
Fri, Jun 03, 2011 BOS  8  OAK  6        W:Bobby Jenks (2-2), L: Joey Devine (0-1), S: Jonathan Papelbon (11)
Wed, Apr 20, 2011 BOS  5 @OAK  3        W:Clay Buchholz (1-2), L: Gio Gonzalez (2-1), S: Jonathan Papelbon (3)
Tue, Apr 19, 2011 OAK  5  BOS  0        W:Brett Anderson (1-1), L: John Lackey (1-2), S: none

Sun, Sep 12, 2010 BOS  5 @OAK  3        W:Josh Beckett (5-4), L: Dallas Braden (9-12), S: Jonathan Papelbon (36)
Sat, Sep 11, 2010 OAK  4  BOS  3        W:Brett Anderson (5-6), L: John Lackey (12-10), S: Andrew Bailey (23)
Fri, Sep 10, 2010 OAK  5  BOS  0        W:Trevor Cahill (16-6), L: Clay Buchholz (15-7), S: none
Wed, Jul 21, 2010 OAK  6  BOS  4        W:Gio Gonzalez (9-6), L: Clay Buchholz (10-5), S: Michael Wuertz (2)
Tue, Jul 20, 2010 OAK  5  BOS  4 (10)   W:Andrew Bailey (1-3), L: Ramon Ramirez (0-3), S: none
Season Series: 2011 - BOS over 4-1; 2010 - OAK won 5-4; 2009 - Tied 5-5; All-Time - BOS leads 1053-860

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
Athletics Batters (3.94 RS/G) vs. RedSox Pitchers (4.13 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 49.Wakefield
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
31.Allen* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 83/57 .282/.373/.592/.965 .392/1.260 1.112 51/1.056 1/0 5/1
4.Crisp# G/S/vP 7/.429 1/.000 3/.666 4/.250 ··· 2/.000 3/.333 482/321 .272/.328/.398/.727 .614/.789 .720 78/.855 37/9 7/1
12.DeJesus* G/S/vP 15/.690 ··· 2/1.000 4/.000 ··· 6/.367 4/.750 421/299 .237/.320/.377/.697 .453/.801 .716 64/.954 3/2 8/4
28.Jackson G/S/vP 3/.000 2/1.500 1/.000 ··· 10/.650 2/2.000 3/.000 360/227 .255/.319/.350/.669 .703/.650 .608 58/.592 3/1 4/2
55.Matsui* G/S/vP 57/.658 3/1.167 3/.666 8/.700 1/.000 9/.222 5/.400 460/324 .259/.328/.393/.720 .808/.681 .763 101/.714 1/1 11/0
2.Pennington# G/S/vP 4/.000 3/.333 4/1.167 6/.666 ··· 3/1.000 2/3.000 458/322 .261/.318/.359/.676 .702/.666 .743 79/.730 8/9 6/17
29.Sizemore G/S/vP ··· 3/.000 2/.000 2/.500 ··· 1/no AB ··· 314/210 .249/.345/.390/.735 .948/.631 .748 84/.869 2/2 6/11
36.Sogard* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 40/30 .189/.250/.351/.601 .100/.764 .659 25/.480 0/0 1/1
8.Suzuki G/S/vP 19/1.287 3/1.334 8/.125 5/.200 ··· 6/.666 6/.333 415/293 .233/.292/.384/.676 .656/.684 .687 69/.866 2/2 12/7
15.Sweeney* G/S/vP 14/.368 3/.000 2/1.000 5/.800 ··· 6/.000 1/.000 248/214 .282/.356/.355/.711 .316/.771 .665 55/.631 1/1 1/0
19.Weeks# G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 299/194 .289/.320/.400/.720 .590/.800 .639 105/.705 16/7 0/11
16.Willingham G/S/vP 3/.333 2/.500 4/.500 1/.000 1/.000 3/.000 1/.000 433/286 .249/.330/.479/.809 .896/.766 .749 101/.874 4/1 22/2
IP 126.2 85.0 53.0 60.0 37.0 52.2 44.0 TOTAL .246/.313/.371/.685 .669/.691 .672 .759 87/37 88/103
ERA-K/9 4.97/4.9 2.96/6.0 3.74/8.8 2.10/9.3 3.65/8.5 2.91/11.6 3.89/7.6 3.86/7.3

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Suzuki (80-31-4)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 542/.267 356/.211 229/.237 227/.164 153/.222 209/.208 177/.232 .242  Jackson
 DeJesus
 Sweeney
 Crisp
 Willingham
 Matsui
19/0/27/4
0/8/95/4
40/22/22/3
0/110/0/2
77/0/0/2
18/0/0/2
OPS .784 .635 .649 .504 .720 .553 .666 .694
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 233/.697 155/.596 96/.786 129/.602 79/.768 103/.484 70/.826 .686
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 309/.849 201/.665 133/.553 98/.370 74/.672 106/.622 107/.563 .701
Home 240/.761 215/.633 126/.665 108/.485 89/.893 107/.582 104/.642
Last 28d days 116/.768 50/.591 52/.977 39/.556 37/.662 32/.125 35/.533
HR/SB/CS 19/5/7 6/5/0 3/5/3 5/7/1 4/5/0 3/4/0 6/1/2 118/115/40
Usage ·····X·· X·X···X· ·X·X·X·· ····X··o ·ooo·X·· ·o·····o X·o·oX··
RedSox Batters (5.38 RS/G) vs. Athletics Pitchers (4.20 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS Gonzalez*
G/S/vB
40.Bailey
G/S/vB
50.Balfour
G/S/vB
61.Billings
G/S/vB
56.Breslow*
G/S/vB
60.De Los Santos
G/S/vB
57.Fuentes*
G/S/vB
59.Norberto*
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
3.Aviles G/S/vP 11/.955 1/2.000 1/.000 ··· 3/.666 ··· 4/1.167 ··· 249/173 .235/.268/.383/.651 .884/.550 .595 47/.631 12/2 5/10
13.Crawford* G/S/vP 7/.286 3/.666 1/no AB ··· 2/1.500 1/.000 7/.715 ··· 427/283 .255/.290/.395/.685 .535/.759 .676 107/.780 17/5 9/2
2.Ellsbury* G/S/vP 5/.200 4/1.250 7/.786 ··· 5/1.200 1/2.000 2/1.000 ··· 577/409 .312/.369/.516/.885 .763/.934 .933 108/.813 35/11 23/0
28.Gonzalez* G/S/vP 3/.666 ··· ··· ··· 5/.650 1/.000 11/.546 6/.667 583/387 .348/.410/.565/.975 .783/1.071 .956 114/.985 1/0 23/3
60.Lavarnway G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 27/17 .304/.407/.391/.799 .733/.840 27/.799 0/0 0/0
12.Lowrie# G/S/vP 6/1.867 1/.000 5/.000 ··· 1/.000 2/.000 2/1.000 ··· 276/178 .268/.313/.388/.701 .931/.571 .815 60/.621 0/1 4/14
54.McDonald G/S/vP 5/.650 ··· ··· ··· 4/.833 ··· 1/.000 ··· 129/45 .198/.271/.379/.651 .803/.371 .482 39/.793 2/3 5/2
34.Ortiz* G/S/vP 9/.619 3/.333 10/.775 ··· 6/1.333 1/.000 6/.900 ··· 473/319 .301/.389/.563/.952 1.016/.922 .988 74/.999 1/1 25/0
15.Pedroia G/S/vP 9/.111 4/.833 8/.708 ··· 3/.333 1/2.000 3/.000 ··· 589/417 .304/.394/.465/.859 1.083/.770 .882 110/.720 24/6 16/4
16.Reddick* G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 203/171 .288/.335/.478/.813 .823/.811 .823 76/.587 1/2 6/3
39.Saltalamacchia# G/S/vP 3/1.167 4/1.500 ··· ··· 5/.600 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 304/209 .251/.309/.473/.782 .628/.853 .761 64/.807 0/0 13/4
10.Scutaro G/S/vP 9/.444 4/.000 7/1.429 ··· 4/.833 ··· 1/3.000 ··· 314/229 .271/.338/.375/.713 .675/.726 .775 69/.775 4/2 5/9
33.Varitek# G/S/vP 5/.400 1/.000 14/.071 ··· 2/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· 212/143 .229/.306/.415/.721 .814/.675 .707 39/.673 0/0 8/0
IP 155.1 31.1 52.0 7.0 44.2 23.2 50.0 6.2 TOTAL .279/.349/.456/.805 .802/.807 .837 .783 90/32 162/63
ERA-K/9 3.24/9.0 2.87/9.2 2.08/8.5 10.29/9.0 4.23/7.2 3.42/11.8 4.14/6.7 8.10/5.4 3.68/7.2

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Lavarnway (0-0-0)
 Saltalamacchia (66-29-16)
 Varitek (49-11-5)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 666/.231 129/.222 204/.190 38/.406 201/.317 103/.205 219/.253 35/.308 .250  Ellsbury
 Reddick
 Crawford
 McDonald
 Aviles
 Gonzalez
0/122/0/6
20/3/35/5
100/0/0/1
20/9/22/1
0/0/3/0
0/0/2/0
OPS .648 .666 .570 1.094 .821 .652 .683 .803 .692
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 152/.712 72/.759 102/.535 16/1.255 79/.985 42/.481 75/.672 13/.795 .706
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 514/.629 57/.552 102/.606 22/.981 122/.713 61/.772 144/.690 22/.807 .682
Road 294/.753 54/1.000 93/.705 14/1.714 103/.809 62/.636 117/.606 25/1.100
Last 28d days 109/.616 53/.907 43/.656 29/1.048 42/.864 43/.886 29/.609 35/.803
HR/SB/CS 11/16/4 3/5/0 5/1/0 1/0/0 3/1/6 3/3/0 5/6/1 0/0/0 101/95/40
Usage ·····X·· ·oX··oo· ·Xo···o· X······X X······o Xo··o··· oo······ X······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.