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Game Preview: TEX @ BOS, 1:35pm, Sunday, September 4, 2011 @Fenway Park

Rangers, 79-61, 79-61 1st, 3½ up

SP: Matt Harrison (25, LHP, 10-9, 3.54)

2011 Gamelogs / 2011 Splits / vs. BOS Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2011 (10-9) 155.0 152 70 61 49 103 12 3.54
2010 (3-2) 78.1 80 45 41 39 46 10 4.71
2009 (4-5) 63.1 81 43 43 23 34 9 6.11
Last 7 GS 2-2 41.2 51 28 25 11 33 2 5.40 45
2011-08-24 BOS L 5.0 11 7 7 1 4 0 93 20
2011-08-19 @CHW ND 4.1 4 4 3 3 4 0 81 42
2011-08-14 @OAK ND 5.1 6 6 4 3 6 0 108 39
2011-08-08 SEA W 7.0 5 2 2 0 6 0 102 65
2011-08-03 @DET L 6.0 9 4 4 3 3 1 109 38
2011-07-28 MIN W 7.1 8 1 1 1 2 0 114 59
2011-07-23 TOR ND 6.2 8 4 4 0 8 1 101 50
Last 5 v.BOS 2-1 22.0 28 18 18 7 19 4 7.36 41
2011-08-24 BOS L 5.0 11 7 7 1 4 0 93 20
2011-04-03 BOS W 7.0 5 1 1 2 8 0 108 69
2010-04-21 @BOS ND 4.0 5 6 6 3 3 3 75 28
2008-09-06 BOS W 6.0 7 4 4 1 4 1 103 45
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   44-28   Road:   35-33   ExtrInn: 4-4 
 vsRHP:  58-41   vsLHP:  21-20   1-Run:  16-21
 vsEast: 20-20   vsCntrl:22-18   vsWest: 28-14 IL: 9-9 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
140 Sat, Sep  3  @BOS  L   7-12      79-61  1st  3.5 up
139 Fri, Sep  2  @BOS  W  10-0       79-60  1st  4.5 up
138 Thu, Sep  1   TBR  W   7-2       78-60  1st  3.5 up
137 Wed, Aug 31   TBR  L   1-4       77-60  1st  3.5 up
136 Tue, Aug 30   TBR  W   2-0       77-59  1st  3.5 up
135 Sun, Aug 28   LAA  W   9-5       76-59  1st  3.0 up
134 Sat, Aug 27   LAA  L   4-8       75-59  1st  2.0 up
133 Fri, Aug 26   LAA  W  11-7       75-58  1st  3.0 up
132 Thu, Aug 25   BOS  L   0-6       74-58  1st  2.0 up
131 Wed, Aug 24   BOS  L   2-13      74-57  1st  2.5 up
 Last 10: 5-5    Last 20:11-9    Last 30:18-12
RedSox, 84-54, 84-54 2nd, ½ GB, 9½ up in WC

SP: John Lackey (32, RHP, 12-10, 5.94)

2011 Gamelogs / 2011 Splits / vs. TEX Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2011 (12-10) 136.1 167 94 90 44 94 19 5.94
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 4-2 44.2 55 29 26 15 31 8 5.24 44
2011-08-30 NYY L 7.0 7 5 4 4 3 1 119 44
2011-08-23 @TEX W 6.2 7 4 4 3 5 1 106 46
2011-08-17 TBR L 6.2 6 4 3 3 7 2 125 52
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
Last 5 v.TEX 2-1 25.1 35 22 21 9 17 4 7.46 38
2011-08-23 @TEX W 6.2 7 4 4 3 5 1 106 46
2011-04-02 @TEX L 3.2 10 9 9 2 3 2 86 6
2010-07-17 TEX ND 7.0 7 2 2 2 3 0 115 56
2009-10-01 TEX ND 2.0 4 2 2 0 2 1 40 42
2009-09-20 @TEX W 6.0 7 5 4 2 4 0 102 42
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   42-28   Road:   42-26   ExtrInn: 5-3 
 vsRHP:  54-36   vsLHP:  30-18   1-Run:  17-12
 vsEast: 32-17   vsCntrl:21-16   vsWest: 21-13 IL:10-8 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
138 Sat, Sep  3   TEX  W  12-7       84-54  2nd  0.5 gb
137 Fri, Sep  2   TEX  L   0-10      83-54  2nd  0.5 gb
136 Thu, Sep  1   NYY  L   2-4       83-53  1st  0.5 up
135 Wed, Aug 31   NYY  W   9-5       83-52  1st  1.5 up
134 Tue, Aug 30   NYY  L   2-5       82-52  1st  0.5 up
133 Sat, Aug 27   OAK  W   4-0       82-51  1st  2.0 up
132 Sat, Aug 27   OAK  W   9-3       81-51  1st  2.0 up
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
 Last 10: 6-4    Last 20:11-9    Last 30:17-13
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Sat, Sep 03, 2011 BOS 12  TEX  7        W:Erik Bedard (5-9), L: Colby Lewis (11-10), S: none
Fri, Sep 02, 2011 TEX 10 @BOS  0        W:Derek Holland (13-5), L: Andrew Miller (6-2), S: none
Thu, Aug 25, 2011 BOS  6 @TEX  0        W:Andrew Miller (6-1), L: Alexi Ogando (12-6), S: none
Wed, Aug 24, 2011 BOS 13 @TEX  2        W:Josh Beckett (11-5), L: Matt Harrison (10-9), S: none
Tue, Aug 23, 2011 BOS 11 @TEX  5        W:John Lackey (12-9), L: Colby Lewis (11-9), S: none
Mon, Aug 22, 2011 TEX  4  BOS  0        W:C.J. Wilson (13-5), L: Erik Bedard (4-9), S: none
Sun, Apr 03, 2011 TEX  5  BOS  1        W:Matt Harrison (1-0), L: Clay Buchholz (0-1), S: none
Sat, Apr 02, 2011 TEX 12  BOS  5        W:Colby Lewis (1-0), L: John Lackey (0-1), S: none
Fri, Apr 01, 2011 TEX  9  BOS  5        W:Darren Oliver (1-0), L: Daniel Bard (0-1), S: none

Sun, Aug 15, 2010 TEX  7  BOS  3        W:C.J. Wilson (11-5), L: Daisuke Matsuzaka (8-4), S: none
Season Series: 2011 - TEX over 5-4; 2010 - TEX won 6-4; 2009 - TEX won 7-2; All-Time - BOS leads 327-291

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
Rangers Batters (5.09 RS/G) vs. RedSox Pitchers (4.25 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
64.Bowden
G/S/vB
61.Doubront*
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
1.Andrus G/S/vP 21/.618 3/.000 10/.958 6/1.000 2/1.000 3/.000 1/.000 4/.000 4/1.250 572/428 .276/.339/.351/.690 .706/.685 .716 105/.752 34/10 4/25
29.Beltre G/S/vP 55/.539 2/.000 6/1.500 1/.000 2/1.000 ··· 1/5.000 8/.000 6/.666 434/324 .276/.318/.499/.817 .923/.783 .687 13/.580 0/1 20/11
3.Blanco# G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 1/2.000 ··· ··· 2/1.500 ··· 74/52 .203/.236/.333/.569 .618/.562 .400 1/.000 0/1 2/3
9.Chavez* G/S/vP 12/1.045 ··· 2/.000 ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 3/.666 4/.250 229/187 .303/.330/.450/.781 .900/.753 .836 54/.791 8/4 5/1
23.Gentry G/S/vP 1/.000 1/.000 3/.666 ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 115/51 .235/.321/.286/.607 .533/.698 .533 18/.243 14/0 0/1
6.German G/S/vP 10/.522 ··· 1/no AB ··· ··· ··· 1/5.000 1/4.000 ··· 1/ 1.000/1.000/4.000/5.000 5.000/ 5.000 1/5.000 0/0 1/0
32.Hamilton* G/S/vP 30/1.533 2/.000 12/.667 2/3.000 1/.000 4/.833 2/1.000 4/1.250 6/.666 447/318 .300/.345/.523/.868 .739/.922 .838 106/.840 8/1 19/4
5.Kinsler G/S/vP 35/1.307 3/2.334 12/.872 4/.000 1/.000 3/.666 1/.000 5/.650 9/1.777 623/456 .242/.344/.448/.792 .871/.763 .660 116/.884 23/2 24/9
27.Martin* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 2/2 .500/.500/.500/1.000 /1.000 1.000 2/1.000 0/0 0/0
18.Moreland* G/S/vP 5/.800 1/.000 1/.000 1/no AB 1/.000 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 1/2.000 468/354 .266/.330/.428/.758 .571/.819 .757 88/.736 2/2 16/4
7.Murphy* G/S/vP 17/1.038 4/.500 6/1.500 1/3.000 1/.000 3/.000 2/.000 5/.000 2/1.500 351/255 .263/.325/.372/.697 .455/.788 .630 68/.821 8/6 8/4
25.Napoli G/S/vP 11/.864 3/.000 4/1.000 5/.200 3/.333 ··· 1/.000 4/.833 5/.200 355/240 .289/.386/.572/.958 .954/.960 .943 100/.847 3/2 22/3
8.Torrealba G/S/vP 11/.728 1/.000 3/1.000 1/2.000 1/.000 ··· 2/.500 ··· 5/1.000 390/274 .276/.308/.396/.704 .644/.729 .618 85/.676 0/2 5/7
15.Treanor G/S/vP ··· 2/.000 4/.833 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 3/1.334 2/.500 3/.333 232/179 .223/.348/.303/.651 .634/.656 .559 2/.000 2/2 3/4
10.Young G/S/vP 98/.893 5/1.800 12/.444 5/.200 1/.000 3/.666 ··· 7/.429 7/.286 595/445 .336/.376/.486/.863 .904/.849 .794 108/.834 6/2 11/6
IP 136.1 90.1 55.2 62.2 11.2 4.0 38.2 54.2 47.1 TOTAL .276/.334/.447/.781 .771/.785 .720 .792 121/40 168/104
ERA-K/9 5.94/6.2 2.99/6.1 4.69/8.7 2.15/9.2 2.31/6.2 4.50/6.8 3.72/8.1 2.80/11.8 4.18/7.2 3.94/7.4

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Napoli (15-11-1)
 Torrealba (52-25-6)
 Treanor (40-14-2)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 625/.299 378/.206 246/.254 238/.170 53/.292 17/.286 161/.238 215/.202 192/.242 .244  Hamilton
 Murphy
 Chavez
 Blanco
 Gentry
 Moreland
 Martin
70/30/0/5
74/13/16/5
8/54/5/3
0/0/1/1
1/46/3/0
0/0/34/0
0/2/0/0
OPS .843 .625 .716 .511 .671 .912 .756 .537 .673 .700
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 341/.884 168/.570 105/.877 137/.596 19/.702 10/1.214 82/.790 106/.470 75/.796 .693
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 284/.792 210/.668 141/.599 101/.391 34/.653 7/.571 79/.722 109/.604 117/.596 .705
Home 368/.857 237/.617 143/.775 119/.500 46/.748 17/.912 97/.936 113/.550 119/.658
Last 28d days 120/.849 61/.545 55/1.183 33/.308 22/.714 4/.250 31/.700 25/.080 36/.594
HR/SB/CS 19/27/3 6/5/0 5/5/3 5/7/1 0/2/1 1/2/2 5/5/0 3/4/0 6/1/2 126/121/41
Usage ····X··· ··X·o··X ·X··o··· ··oo···o ·X·····X ··X····· X···X··· ···o···o X·o····o
RedSox Batters (5.38 RS/G) vs. Rangers Pitchers (4.32 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 54.Harrison*
G/S/vB
37.Adams
G/S/vB
39.Feldman
G/S/vB
30.Feliz
G/S/vB
51.Gonzalez*
G/S/vB
58.Hamburger
G/S/vB
57.Lowe
G/S/vB
28.Oliver*
G/S/vB
22.Tateyama
G/S/vB
19.Uehara
G/S/vB
55.Valdez
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
3.Aviles G/S/vP 12/.166 ··· 9/1.333 4/1.000 1/.000 1/.000 2/1.500 1/no AB 3/1.334 1/.000 ··· 262/179 .248/.282/.393/.674 .875/.584 .636 50/.764 14/2 5/10
13.Crawford* G/S/vP 9/.833 1/2.000 14/.517 3/.000 7/.829 1/3.000 5/.650 5/1.850 2/2.500 9/.222 ··· 453/300 .252/.287/.403/.690 .559/.754 .686 94/.693 17/5 11/2
2.Ellsbury* G/S/vP 7/.572 2/.000 2/.000 1/.000 6/.167 1/no AB 3/.500 4/1.000 1/5.000 4/.750 1/2.000 615/430 .313/.374/.522/.896 .816/.929 .948 102/.918 36/12 24/0
28.Gonzalez* G/S/vP 6/.533 1/.000 2/.000 1/no AB 5/.400 2/.000 3/.667 4/.500 2/.500 1/.000 1/2.000 617/406 .342/.405/.551/.956 .754/1.060 .919 108/.927 1/0 23/3
36.Jackson G/S/vP 2/3.000 3/.000 2/1.500 3/.333 ··· ··· ··· 4/1.250 ··· 3/.666 2/1.500 371/231 .247/.313/.339/.652 .675/.638 .727 45/.397 3/1 4/2
12.Lowrie# G/S/vP 9/.250 ··· 6/1.333 2/.000 2/1.500 ··· 2/.500 4/.000 1/.000 3/.000 1/.000 303/194 .266/.315/.380/.694 .895/.578 .783 87/.623 0/1 4/15
54.McDonald G/S/vP 7/1.571 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 4/.250 ··· ··· 2/2.500 1/2.000 1/.000 ··· 141/45 .189/.262/.354/.617 .734/.371 .442 45/.695 2/3 5/2
34.Ortiz* G/S/vP 11/1.145 ··· 7/1.762 2/.000 7/.453 1/.000 3/.333 16/.851 1/no AB 6/.000 1/.000 506/338 .311/.399/.586/.986 1.035/.961 1.044 68/1.475 1/1 28/0
15.Pedroia G/S/vP 11/.664 1/.000 6/1.000 2/.000 ··· 1/3.000 3/1.000 7/.619 1/.000 3/.666 1/.000 623/437 .309/.396/.476/.872 1.077/.787 .905 103/.829 25/6 18/4
16.Reddick* G/S/vP ··· 2/.000 1/.000 1/.000 1/.000 1/2.000 2/.000 2/.500 ··· ··· 1/2.000 226/188 .289/.341/.475/.816 .810/.817 .827 70/.551 1/2 6/4
39.Saltalamacchia# G/S/vP 3/.000 1/2.000 1/.000 2/.500 3/.666 1/.000 4/1.250 3/1.000 ··· 3/1.667 1/2.000 326/220 .251/.310/.472/.781 .622/.859 .762 65/.769 1/0 14/5
10.Scutaro G/S/vP 10/.829 2/.000 11/.855 5/.000 5/.400 ··· 7/1.000 6/.167 1/.000 ··· ··· 342/245 .270/.331/.371/.703 .671/.715 .743 68/.680 4/2 5/10
33.Varitek# G/S/vP 5/.400 ··· 3/.000 1/.000 5/.800 ··· 3/.333 9/1.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· 223/149 .236/.309/.447/.756 .784/.742 .773 34/.980 0/0 10/0
20.Youkilis G/S/vP 9/1.083 ··· 6/.167 1/.000 4/.500 1/.000 4/.500 8/.661 1/.000 6/2.267 ··· 482/333 .261/.373/.471/.845 .959/.795 1.011 28/.454 3/0 17/7
IP 155.0 63.1 22.0 53.1 47.1 3.0 42.1 45.2 42.0 58.1 1.1 TOTAL .280/.350/.459/.808 .797/.814 .840 .807 95/33 173/67
ERA-K/9 3.54/6.0 1.28/9.2 2.86/6.1 2.87/6.8 4.18/8.9 9.00/9.0 3.61/8.7 2.17/7.5 4.29/8.6 2.47/11.6 6.75/6.9 3.91/7.1

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Saltalamacchia (66-30-18)
 Varitek (55-11-6)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 645/.260 239/.165 86/.200 216/.196 205/.251 13/.250 186/.267 190/.227 170/.209 220/.172 7/.429 .249  Ellsbury
 Reddick
 Jackson
 McDonald
 Crawford
 Aviles
 Gonzalez
0/130/0/6
21/3/41/5
21/0/28/4
20/10/25/1
106/0/0/1
1/0/4/0
0/0/2/0
OPS .702 .487 .568 .611 .754 .724 .753 .576 .638 .560 .857 .711
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 170/.822 134/.523 40/.231 117/.591 96/.569 8/.804 81/.809 81/.617 74/.906 116/.460 5/1.200 .758
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 475/.658 105/.441 46/.859 99/.632 109/.929 5/.600 105/.710 109/.544 96/.439 104/.665 2/.000 .680
Road 302/.674 112/.590 32/.858 82/.573 95/.744 10/.956 78/.783 73/.689 71/.633 99/.571 7/.857
Last 28d days 105/.714 40/.463 63/.596 43/.316 32/.219 13/.724 39/.609 29/.667 51/.688 35/.943 7/.857
HR/SB/CS 12/3/3 4/8/0 2/0/3 4/0/3 7/4/0 0/0/0 4/1/3 3/4/2 7/3/2 10/0/0 0/1/0 150/73/43
Usage ···X···· ··o·o·oo ····X··· ··X·o·oX ·o···X·· X··o···· o··oo··· o·o·o·oo X··X···· ··oo···X Xo······

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.