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Game Preview: OAK @ BOS, 5:00pm, Saturday, August 27, 2011 @Fenway Park

Athletics, 60-71, 60-71 3rd, 14 GB, 19 GB in WC

SP: Graham Godfrey (26, RHP, 1-1, 4.24)

2011 Gamelogs / 2011 Splits / vs. BOS Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2011 (1-1) 17.0 21 11 8 4 9 2 4.24
Last 7 GS 1-1 17.0 21 11 8 4 9 2 4.24 45
2011-06-23 @NYM L 5.2 6 4 2 2 4 0 115 47
2011-06-17 SFG W 7.0 6 2 1 0 3 1 96 62
2011-06-10 @CHW ND 4.1 9 5 5 2 2 1 90 25
Has never faced BOS as starter.
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   35-30   Road:   25-41   ExtrInn: 8-10
 vsRHP:  38-50   vsLHP:  22-21   1-Run:  17-22
 vsEast: 20-21   vsCntrl:16-17   vsWest: 16-23 IL: 8-10

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
131 Fri, Aug 26  @BOS  W  15-5       60-71  3rd 14.0 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
 Last 10: 7-3    Last 20:11-9    Last 30:16-14
RedSox, 80-51, 80-51 1st, 1 up

SP: Erik Bedard (32, LHP, 4-9, 3.57)

2011 Gamelogs / 2011 Splits / vs. OAK Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2011 (4-9) 113.1 101 53 45 35 108 13 3.57
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 0-5 36.1 34 22 18 12 38 4 4.46 51
2011-08-22 @TEX L 6.0 7 4 4 1 4 1 108 45
2011-08-16 TBR L 6.0 7 3 1 0 6 1 102 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
Last 5 v.OAK 4-1 35.2 17 5 4 13 35 3 1.01 71
2009-05-27 @OAK W 6.2 5 1 1 2 5 1 108 63
2009-04-12 @OAK W 8.1 3 0 0 1 7 0 102 83
2008-04-26 OAK W 6.2 2 0 0 4 4 0 95 70
2007-07-20 @OAK W 7.0 1 1 1 3 11 1 105 79
2007-05-25 OAK L 7.0 6 3 2 3 8 1 116 60
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   38-25   Road:   42-26   ExtrInn: 5-3 
 vsRHP:  50-35   vsLHP:  30-16   1-Run:  17-12
 vsEast: 31-15   vsCntrl:21-16   vsWest: 18-12 IL:10-8 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
131 Fri, Aug 26   OAK  L   5-15      80-51  1st  1.0 up
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
 Last 10: 6-4    Last 20:12-8    Last 30:17-13
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Fri, Aug 26, 2011 OAK 15 @BOS  5        W:Gio Gonzalez (11-11), L: Tim Wakefield (6-6), S: none
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)
Season Series: 2011 - BOS over 4-2; 2010 - OAK won 5-4; 2009 - Tied 5-5; All-Time - BOS leads 1053-861

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 (4.02 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
48.Atchison
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 ··· ··· 1/3.000 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 89/63 .286/.371/.597/.968 .392/1.233 1.089 52/1.051 1/0 5/2
4.Crisp# G/S/vP 14/.220 1/.000 4/.500 3/1.334 4/.250 ··· 2/.000 3/.333 487/323 .270/.327/.395/.722 .614/.784 .710 78/.781 37/9 7/1
12.DeJesus* G/S/vP 9/.222 ··· 3/1.667 4/1.250 4/.000 ··· 6/.367 4/.750 426/304 .239/.321/.380/.701 .453/.805 .724 68/.973 3/2 8/4
28.Jackson G/S/vP 3/1.000 2/1.500 1/.000 2/.000 ··· 10/.650 2/2.000 3/.000 360/227 .255/.319/.350/.669 .703/.650 .608 54/.502 3/1 4/2
55.Matsui* G/S/vP 24/.867 3/1.167 4/.500 4/1.750 8/.700 1/.000 9/.222 5/.400 466/330 .258/.325/.392/.717 .808/.678 .756 102/.670 1/1 11/0
2.Pennington# G/S/vP ··· 3/.333 5/.900 5/1.350 6/.666 ··· 3/1.000 2/3.000 463/325 .265/.321/.364/.685 .702/.675 .758 80/.756 8/9 6/17
26.Recker G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 5/4 .000/.200/.000/.200 .000/.250 .200 5/.200 0/0 0/0
29.Sizemore G/S/vP ··· 3/.000 2/.000 2/.000 2/.500 ··· 1/no AB ··· 319/215 .249/.346/.399/.745 .948/.648 .768 85/.885 2/2 7/11
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 11/.091 3/1.334 9/.347 5/.400 5/.200 ··· 6/.666 6/.333 420/298 .236/.296/.385/.681 .656/.691 .697 74/.882 2/2 12/7
15.Sweeney* G/S/vP 7/.453 3/.000 2/1.000 ··· 5/.800 ··· 6/.000 1/.000 249/215 .281/.355/.353/.708 .316/.767 .659 52/.629 1/1 1/0
19.Weeks# G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/3.000 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 305/197 .295/.327/.411/.737 .590/.811 .678 106/.750 16/7 0/11
16.Willingham G/S/vP ··· 2/.500 5/.600 2/2.500 1/.000 1/.000 3/.000 1/.000 439/292 .251/.333/.488/.821 .896/.784 .772 102/.929 4/1 23/2
IP 113.1 85.0 54.0 18.1 60.0 37.0 52.2 44.0 TOTAL .248/.314/.374/.689 .669/.697 .680 .768 87/37 90/104
ERA-K/9 3.57/8.6 2.96/6.0 4.33/8.8 4.42/4.9 2.10/9.3 3.65/8.5 2.91/11.6 3.89/7.6 3.91/7.3

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Recker (0-0-0)
 Suzuki (82-31-4)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 465/.237 356/.211 237/.249 79/.306 227/.164 153/.222 209/.208 177/.232 .243  DeJesus
 Jackson
 Sweeney
 Matsui
 Crisp
 Willingham
0/8/96/4
19/0/27/4
40/23/22/3
19/0/0/2
0/111/0/2
77/0/0/2
OPS .665 .635 .683 .772 .504 .720 .553 .666 .698
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 136/.648 155/.596 102/.834 33/.815 129/.602 79/.768 103/.484 70/.826 .689
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 329/.672 201/.665 135/.570 46/.741 98/.370 74/.672 106/.622 107/.563 .706
Home 252/.701 215/.633 134/.721 72/.758 108/.485 89/.893 107/.582 104/.642
Last 28d days 92/.664 50/.591 60/1.067 12/.583 39/.556 37/.662 32/.125 30/.477
HR/SB/CS 13/3/2 6/5/0 3/5/3 0/1/0 5/7/1 4/5/0 3/4/0 6/1/2 120/115/40
Usage ····X··· ·X·X···X X·X·X·X· X······· ·····X·· ··ooo·X· ··o····· ·X·o·oX·
RedSox Batters (5.38 RS/G) vs. Athletics Pitchers (4.21 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS
G/S/vB
40.Bailey
G/S/vB
50.Balfour
G/S/vB
13.Blevins*
G/S/vB
56.Breslow*
G/S/vB
60.De Los Santos
G/S/vB
57.Fuentes*
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
3.Aviles G/S/vP ··· 1/2.000 1/.000 3/.000 4/.500 ··· 4/1.167 254/173 .235/.271/.380/.651 .872/.550 .597 52/.634 13/2 5/10
13.Crawford* G/S/vP ··· 3/.666 1/no AB 3/.000 2/1.500 1/.000 7/.715 427/283 .255/.290/.395/.685 .535/.759 .676 102/.779 17/5 9/2
2.Ellsbury* G/S/vP ··· 4/1.250 7/.786 3/.000 6/1.000 1/2.000 3/.666 582/409 .313/.369/.521/.890 .784/.934 .942 107/.872 36/11 23/0
28.Gonzalez* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 2/.000 5/.650 1/.000 12/.500 588/387 .347/.408/.562/.970 .773/1.071 .945 114/.903 1/0 23/3
12.Lowrie# G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 6/.000 2/.000 1/.000 2/.000 2/1.000 281/179 .263/.307/.380/.688 .893/.567 .784 65/.571 0/1 4/15
54.McDonald G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 5/.650 ··· 1/.000 133/45 .192/.263/.367/.630 .764/.371 .448 43/.715 2/3 5/2
34.Ortiz* G/S/vP ··· 3/.333 10/.775 5/1.200 6/1.333 1/.000 7/1.238 477/319 .305/.392/.575/.967 1.059/.922 1.015 73/1.166 1/1 26/0
15.Pedroia G/S/vP ··· 4/.833 8/.708 6/2.233 3/.333 1/2.000 4/.250 594/417 .306/.397/.472/.869 1.114/.770 .903 110/.773 24/6 17/4
16.Reddick* G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 1/3.000 ··· ··· ··· 204/171 .292/.338/.486/.825 .894/.811 .847 72/.617 1/2 6/3
39.Saltalamacchia# G/S/vP ··· 4/1.500 ··· 1/.000 6/.500 1/.000 1/.000 308/209 .248/.308/.468/.777 .615/.853 .749 63/.721 0/0 13/4
10.Scutaro G/S/vP ··· 4/.000 7/1.429 4/2.250 4/.833 ··· 2/1.500 319/229 .270/.335/.372/.707 .659/.726 .761 69/.715 4/2 5/9
33.Varitek# G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 14/.071 1/.000 2/.000 ··· 1/.000 212/143 .229/.306/.415/.721 .814/.675 .707 39/.673 0/0 8/0
IP 17.0 31.1 52.1 19.1 45.2 23.2 51.0 TOTAL .279/.349/.457/.806 .805/.807 .839 .780 92/32 164/64
ERA-K/9 4.24/4.8 2.87/9.2 2.06/8.6 4.19/8.9 4.14/7.1 3.42/11.8 4.06/6.5 3.69/7.2

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Saltalamacchia (66-29-17)
 Varitek (49-11-5)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 76/.300 129/.222 205/.189 91/.278 205/.310 103/.205 224/.253 .250  Ellsbury
 Reddick
 Crawford
 McDonald
 Gonzalez
 Aviles
0/123/0/6
20/3/36/5
100/0/0/1
20/9/23/1
0/0/2/0
1/0/3/0
OPS .804 .666 .567 .840 .804 .652 .688 .694
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 43/.529 72/.759 103/.530 35/1.000 80/.972 42/.481 78/.686 .711
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 33/1.171 57/.552 102/.606 56/.738 125/.695 61/.772 146/.689 .681
Road 49/.905 54/1.000 94/.697 55/.889 107/.777 62/.636 122/.618
Last 28d days / 48/.964 41/.689 14/.857 46/.784 43/.886 34/.649
HR/SB/CS 2/0/0 3/5/0 5/1/0 2/0/0 3/1/6 3/3/0 5/6/1 103/97/40
Usage ··oX··oo o·Xo···o X······· oX······ ·Xo··o·· Xoo·····

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.