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Game Preview: TOR @ BOS, 1:35pm, Wednesday, September 14, 2011 @Fenway Park

Blue Jays, 74-74, 74-74 4th, 16½ GB, 12½ GB in WC

SP: Ricky Romero (26, LHP, 14-10, 3.01)

2011 Gamelogs / 2011 Splits / vs. BOS Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2011 (14-10) 200.1 158 73 67 77 164 21 3.01
2010 (14-9) 210.0 189 98 87 82 174 15 3.73
2009 (13-9) 178.0 192 88 85 79 141 18 4.30
Last 7 GS 5-1 49.1 36 17 17 18 31 7 3.10 59
2011-09-08 BOS W 6.2 5 3 3 3 7 0 113 56
2011-09-03 @NYY L 6.2 8 5 5 3 5 1 112 40
2011-08-29 TBR W 6.0 6 3 3 4 2 2 107 46
2011-08-24 KCR ND 6.0 8 3 3 4 3 1 109 43
2011-08-18 @OAK W 9.0 3 0 0 2 6 0 111 85
2011-08-13 LAA W 7.0 2 1 1 2 3 1 98 70
2011-08-07 @BAL W 8.0 4 2 2 0 5 2 94 71
Last 5 v.BOS 2-2 28.1 38 21 21 15 25 3 6.67 40
2011-09-08 BOS W 6.2 5 3 3 3 7 0 113 56
2011-07-06 @BOS L 4.1 9 6 6 3 2 2 96 20
2011-04-18 @BOS L 4.1 8 5 5 5 4 1 109 26
2010-09-18 @BOS W 6.0 7 3 3 3 4 0 107 47
2010-08-21 @BOS ND 7.0 9 4 4 1 8 0 117 50
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   38-36   Road:   36-38   ExtrInn:11-4 
 vsRHP:  53-56   vsLHP:  21-18   1-Run:  24-25
 vsEast: 29-36   vsCntrl:17-13   vsWest: 20-15 IL: 8-10

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
148 Tue, Sep 13  @BOS  L   6-18      74-74  4th 16.5 gb
147 Sun, Sep 11   BAL  W   6-5       74-73  4th 15.0 gb
146 Sat, Sep 10   BAL  W   5-4       73-73  4th 15.0 gb
145 Fri, Sep  9   BAL  L   0-2       72-73  4th 16.0 gb
144 Thu, Sep  8   BOS  W   7-4       72-72  4th 16.0 gb
143 Wed, Sep  7   BOS  W  11-10      71-72  4th 17.0 gb
142 Tue, Sep  6   BOS  L   0-14      70-72  4th 18.0 gb
141 Mon, Sep  5   BOS  W   1-0 (11)  70-71  4th 17.0 gb
140 Sun, Sep  4  @NYY  L   3-9       69-71  4th 17.0 gb
139 Sat, Sep  3  @NYY  L   4-6       69-70  4th 16.0 gb
 Last 10: 5-5    Last 20: 9-11   Last 30:15-15
RedSox, 86-61, 86-61 2nd, 4 GB, 5½ up in WC

SP: John Lackey (32, RHP, 12-12, 6.30)

2011 Gamelogs / 2011 Splits / vs. TOR Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2011 (12-12) 144.1 180 105 101 50 97 20 6.30
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 3-4 40.1 49 31 29 20 26 5 6.47 40
2011-09-09 @TBR L 3.0 5 5 5 3 2 1 69 28
2011-09-04 TEX L 5.0 8 6 6 3 1 0 103 25
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
Last 5 v.TOR 1-3 27.1 40 30 29 10 18 4 9.55 32
2011-07-04 TOR L 2.1 9 7 7 0 2 1 65 13
2011-06-11 @TOR W 6.0 6 4 4 2 8 1 112 50
2011-05-11 @TOR L 6.2 9 9 9 5 1 1 118 16
2010-09-17 TOR L 4.1 8 7 6 2 3 0 83 22
2010-08-12 @TOR ND 8.0 8 3 3 1 4 1 98 57
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   43-29   Road:   43-32   ExtrInn: 5-5 
 vsRHP:  55-41   vsLHP:  31-20   1-Run:  17-15
 vsEast: 34-23   vsCntrl:21-16   vsWest: 21-14 IL:10-8 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
147 Tue, Sep 13   TOR  W  18-6       86-61  2nd  4.0 gb
146 Sun, Sep 11  @TBR  L   1-9       85-61  2nd  3.5 gb
145 Sat, Sep 10  @TBR  L   5-6 (11)  85-60  2nd  2.5 gb
144 Fri, Sep  9  @TBR  L   2-7       85-59  2nd  2.5 gb
143 Thu, Sep  8  @TOR  L   4-7       85-58  2nd  2.5 gb
142 Wed, Sep  7  @TOR  L  10-11      85-57  2nd  2.5 gb
141 Tue, Sep  6  @TOR  W  14-0       85-56  2nd  2.5 gb
140 Mon, Sep  5  @TOR  L   0-1 (11)  84-56  2nd  2.5 gb
139 Sun, Sep  4   TEX  L   4-11      84-55  2nd  1.5 gb
138 Sat, Sep  3   TEX  W  12-7       84-54  2nd  0.5 gb
 Last 10: 3-7    Last 20: 9-11   Last 30:13-17
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Tue, Sep 13, 2011 BOS 18  TOR  6        W:Tim Wakefield (7-6), L: Brandon Morrow (9-11), S: none
Thu, Sep 08, 2011 TOR  7  BOS  4        W:Ricky Romero (14-10), L: Andrew Miller (6-3), S: none
Wed, Sep 07, 2011 TOR 11  BOS 10        W:Shawn Camp (4-3), L: Daniel Bard (2-6), S: Frank Francisco (13)
Tue, Sep 06, 2011 BOS 14 @TOR  0        W:Jon Lester (15-6), L: Luis Perez (3-3), S: none
Mon, Sep 05, 2011 TOR  1  BOS  0 (11)   W:Shawn Camp (3-3), L: Dan Wheeler (2-2), S: none
Wed, Jul 06, 2011 BOS  6  TOR  4        W:Tim Wakefield (5-3), L: Ricky Romero (7-8), S: Jonathan Papelbon (19)
Tue, Jul 05, 2011 BOS  3  TOR  2        W:Matt Albers (3-3), L: Brett Cecil (1-4), S: Jonathan Papelbon (18)
Mon, Jul 04, 2011 TOR  9 @BOS  7        W:Brandon Morrow (5-4), L: John Lackey (5-8), S: Frank Francisco (10)
Sun, Jun 12, 2011 BOS 14 @TOR  1        W:Jon Lester (9-2), L: Kyle Drabek (4-5), S: none
Sat, Jun 11, 2011 BOS 16 @TOR  4        W:John Lackey (4-5), L: Brandon Morrow (2-4), S: none
Season Series: 2011 - BOS over 10-7; 2010 - BOS won 12-6; 2009 - BOS won 11-7; All-Time - BOS leads 281-221

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
Blue Jays Batters (4.68 RS/G) vs. RedSox Pitchers (4.38 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
48.Atchison
G/S/vB
51.Bard
G/S/vB
64.Bowden
G/S/vB
61.Doubront*
G/S/vB
56.Miller*
G/S/vB
46.Morales*
G/S/vB
58.Papelbon
G/S/vB
63.Tazawa
G/S/vB
70.Weiland
G/S/vB
35.Wheeler
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
9.Arencibia G/S/vP 4/.250 4/.833 3/.333 ··· 2/.500 1/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· 3/.667 ··· ··· 1/.000 439/341 .221/.280/.455/.735 .899/.688 .756 70/.877 1/0 23/5
19.Bautista G/S/vP 25/.926 6/.000 14/1.049 4/.000 9/.222 5/1.400 3/1.666 2/.000 2/2.000 10/.800 1/.000 ··· 15/.414 594/457 .304/.443/.630/1.073 1.145/1.051 1.063 102/.978 8/5 42/8
30.Cooper* G/S/vP 4/.500 1/2.000 1/no AB ··· 1/5.000 1/.000 1/3.000 ··· ··· ··· 1/3.000 ··· ··· 57/50 .229/.316/.458/.774 1.143/.715 .646 16/1.433 0/0 2/3
10.Encarnacion G/S/vP 16/.742 7/.000 12/.583 ··· 5/.800 4/.500 1/.000 4/.250 1/.000 4/3.333 1/no AB 1/.000 8/.250 486/361 .276/.333/.463/.796 .891/.763 .692 98/.699 7/1 16/12
5.Escobar G/S/vP 14/1.045 1/.000 11/.909 3/1.000 6/.000 5/1.350 ··· ··· 1/no AB 2/2.000 ··· 1/.000 5/.600 590/457 .290/.369/.413/.782 .929/.740 .670 86/.692 3/3 11/14
2.Johnson* G/S/vP 7/.286 1/.000 3/2.667 1/.000 3/.000 ··· 1/.000 4/1.167 3/1.666 4/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 555/412 .210/.290/.408/.698 .526/.761 .716 93/.659 14/4 20/10
13.Lawrie G/S/vP ··· 3/.667 ··· ··· 2/.500 ··· 1/3.000 ··· 1/2.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/5.000 146/104 .308/.379/.638/1.018 .769/1.123 .918 100/.977 6/0 9/4
26.Lind* G/S/vP 23/1.391 9/.583 9/.777 ··· 6/.334 2/1.000 3/.333 3/.833 2/.000 17/.423 ··· ··· 9/.778 500/365 .252/.296/.439/.735 .626/.777 .753 77/.512 1/1 24/4
39.Loewen* G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 1/2.000 ··· ··· ··· 1/no AB ··· ··· ··· ··· 12/11 .300/.417/.600/1.017 /.964 .000 12/1.017 0/0 1/0
18.McCoy G/S/vP 2/1.500 2/.500 2/.000 ··· ··· 3/.000 ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 1/.000 1/.000 2/.000 165/108 .200/.313/.264/.577 .452/.642 .535 74/.455 9/2 1/2
8.Molina G/S/vP 12/.167 4/.000 4/.833 ··· 2/.000 ··· 1/no AB 1/.000 ··· 4/1.167 ··· ··· 5/.000 173/122 .286/.353/.422/.775 .821/.755 .805 30/.519 2/1 3/1
20.Teahen* G/S/vP 17/.706 2/1.000 2/.000 ··· 3/.000 ··· ··· 4/1.000 ··· 4/.833 ··· 1/2.000 2/.000 161/135 .189/.255/.297/.552 .359/.589 .418 23/.356 0/1 4/1
46.Thames* G/S/vP 2/1.000 4/.250 ··· ··· 2/.500 1/5.000 ··· ··· 1/no AB 2/.000 1/3.000 1/.000 2/.000 334/262 .266/.315/.461/.776 .734/.788 .757 103/.732 2/0 10/2
3.Wise* G/S/vP 3/.000 5/1.000 2/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 6/.666 99/79 .202/.232/.277/.509 .300/.564 .645 33/.433 6/2 1/2
25.Woodward G/S/vP 8/.125 2/2.000 1/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 4/.000 9/8 .000/.000/.000/.000 .000/.000 .000 5/.000 0/0 0/0
IP 144.1 100.0 59.2 21.0 65.2 16.0 7.1 19.1 41.0 57.2 1.0 16.0 49.1 TOTAL .252/.317/.420/.738 .781/.724 .713 .718 123/46 177/99
ERA-K/9 6.30/6.0 2.88/6.2 4.53/9.2 4.71/5.6 2.88/9.3 5.06/7.3 8.59/4.9 4.19/5.1 3.51/8.3 2.65/11.7 9.00/18.0 6.75/2.8 4.38/7.1 4.09/7.4

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Arencibia (75-24-12)
 Molina (24-11-8)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 667/.304 417/.205 267/.257 92/.310 254/.174 74/.277 36/.357 95/.321 170/.232 227/.197 6/.400 77/.323 201/.246 .246  Bautista
 McCoy
 Thames
 Wise
 Teahen
 Loewen
0/0/104/11
0/16/5/2
39/0/27/2
12/35/1/1
6/0/8/0
0/2/1/0
OPS .857 .623 .732 .800 .531 .796 1.115 .928 .734 .529 1.300 .862 .694 .709
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 362/.912 187/.579 113/.856 40/.861 143/.594 26/.843 19/1.393 62/.881 86/.767 115/.444 2/3.000 30/.531 78/.764 .698
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 305/.791 230/.659 154/.643 52/.752 111/.446 48/.769 17/.796 33/1.022 84/.701 112/.618 4/.250 47/1.079 123/.649 .719
Home 393/.872 245/.613 152/.777 72/.758 119/.500 55/.842 22/1.188 49/.848 97/.936 113/.550 6/1.300 22/1.323 119/.658
Last 28d days 101/.916 84/.468 56/1.242 25/.778 37/.600 43/.913 23/1.125 / 29/.634 24/.170 6/1.300 29/.713 38/.750
HR/SB/CS 20/28/3 7/7/0 6/5/3 0/1/0 5/7/1 3/2/1 1/2/3 2/1/1 5/5/0 3/4/0 0/0/0 1/0/1 7/1/2 138/130/43
Usage ····X··· X··X···· ··X··oo· ····X··· ···o··X· ··X··X·· ··X·Xo·· ········ ··o·o·o· ···X···· X······· ···X···X ······X·
RedSox Batters (5.45 RS/G) vs. Blue Jays Pitchers (4.76 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS Romero*
G/S/vB
37.Alvarez
G/S/vB
57.Camp
G/S/vB
34.Carreno
G/S/vB
50.Francisco
G/S/vB
44.Janssen
G/S/vB
35.Lewis*
G/S/vB
51.Litsch
G/S/vB
29.McGowan
G/S/vB
47.Perez*
G/S/vB
33.Villanueva
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
62.Anderson* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 0/ /// / 0/ 0/0 0/0
3.Aviles G/S/vP 3/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 2/.000 ··· 2/.000 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 269/185 .253/.286/.394/.679 .864/.598 .637 35/.841 14/3 5/10
13.Crawford* G/S/vP 19/.387 2/.500 11/.808 1/2.000 8/.250 14/.693 1/.000 17/.938 12/1.084 5/1.600 2/.500 487/325 .253/.289/.402/.691 .559/.756 .696 94/.814 17/5 11/2
2.Ellsbury* G/S/vP 23/1.171 3/1.000 10/1.589 ··· 7/.762 11/.764 1/2.000 16/.875 5/.800 8/1.071 6/.900 660/461 .321/.380/.542/.922 .858/.950 .968 107/1.106 36/13 27/0
55.Gathright* G/S/vP ··· ··· 2/.000 ··· 1/.000 7/.286 ··· 6/.334 5/1.200 ··· 2/.500 0/ /// / 0/ 0/0 0/0
28.Gonzalez* G/S/vP 6/.334 3/.000 4/2.000 ··· 4/3.417 1/3.000 1/.000 7/1.857 4/.500 8/1.071 11/.637 653/432 .340/.407/.554/.962 .768/1.061 .915 106/1.028 1/0 25/3
76.Iglesias G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 2/.000 ··· ··· ··· 4/4 .000/.000/.000/.000 /.000 0/ 0/0 0/0
36.Jackson G/S/vP 7/.000 3/1.334 5/.000 ··· 1/.000 2/.000 2/.000 1/.000 ··· 4/.000 7/.750 374/232 .246/.310/.337/.647 .670/.635 .720 28/.107 3/1 4/2
60.Lavarnway G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 28/18 .292/.393/.375/.768 .733/.789 28/.768 0/0 0/0
12.Lowrie# G/S/vP 12/1.318 ··· 5/1.850 1/.000 2/.000 3/1.666 ··· 9/.236 1/no AB 3/1.334 1/.000 320/208 .252/.301/.359/.660 .870/.543 .763 75/.566 0/1 4/15
54.McDonald G/S/vP 13/.826 ··· 4/.000 ··· 2/1.000 5/1.800 2/1.000 3/1.666 2/.000 3/.666 1/.000 155/48 .203/.277/.355/.632 .751/.371 .455 47/.724 2/3 5/2
34.Ortiz* G/S/vP 33/1.045 3/.666 16/1.396 1/.000 12/.944 10/.200 2/1.500 27/.878 13/1.385 5/1.000 3/4.000 543/363 .313/.400/.579/.979 1.036/.951 1.049 79/1.178 1/1 29/0
15.Pedroia G/S/vP 21/1.108 3/.000 14/1.071 ··· 9/.750 14/.928 2/.000 20/.668 11/.182 8/1.333 5/1.850 664/466 .300/.384/.471/.855 1.051/.774 .934 109/.786 25/7 20/6
16.Reddick* G/S/vP 3/1.000 2/.000 3/.000 1/.000 2/1.500 ··· ··· ··· 1/5.000 1/.000 2/1.000 255/214 .296/.341/.485/.826 .825/.826 .808 77/.736 1/2 7/4
39.Saltalamacchia# G/S/vP 8/.661 ··· 6/.500 1/.000 1/no AB 4/.000 1/.000 5/.800 5/.400 5/1.800 1/.000 352/238 .249/.304/.480/.784 .669/.840 .769 68/.870 1/0 16/5
10.Scutaro G/S/vP 18/.812 2/2.500 12/1.083 2/1.500 10/.400 11/1.000 2/1.500 6/.500 7/1.171 4/1.750 3/.666 384/278 .290/.352/.405/.757 .753/.758 .767 98/.865 4/2 6/12
33.Varitek# G/S/vP 10/.500 2/.000 16/.771 ··· 8/1.958 6/1.100 1/.000 10/.300 6/.834 ··· 5/.200 234/157 .230/.303/.445/.748 .771/.736 .773 34/.919 0/0 11/0
20.Youkilis G/S/vP 24/1.556 2/.000 20/.775 1/.000 11/1.525 15/.424 2/2.000 19/.498 10/.100 5/2.800 5/.650 510/351 .259/.375/.464/.838 .983/.774 1.004 36/.539 3/0 17/9
IP 200.1 43.2 61.2 11.2 46.2 49.0 5.0 68.2 7.0 62.1 103.2 TOTAL .280/.350/.462/.811 .810/.812 .845 .858 95/36 186/75
ERA-K/9 3.01/7.4 3.09/6.0 4.52/4.1 1.54/6.9 3.86/9.3 2.02/8.4 9.00/9.0 4.33/8.0 9.00/6.4 5.20/7.5 3.99/5.8 4.39/7.2

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Lavarnway (0-0-0)
 Saltalamacchia (70-31-21)
 Varitek (60-12-6)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 822/.217 177/.248 277/.312 46/.233 204/.254 197/.227 31/.444 290/.242 37/.286 282/.290 440/.251 .258  Ellsbury
 Reddick
 Jackson
 Crawford
 McDonald
 Gathright
 Gonzalez
 Aviles
0/139/0/6
21/3/49/5
21/0/29/4
114/0/0/1
22/12/28/1
1/0/0/0
0/0/2/0
1/0/4/0
OPS .662 .672 .848 .655 .747 .588 1.220 .737 .897 .835 .694 .750
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 253/.819 107/.603 135/.903 22/.814 127/.860 105/.555 12/1.383 163/.881 19/1.169 109/.699 233/.700 .771
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 569/.594 70/.770 142/.794 24/.513 77/.562 92/.626 19/1.121 127/.558 18/.619 173/.923 207/.688 .732
Road 416/.682 75/.563 120/.782 12/.788 74/.630 69/.388 10/1.389 143/.656 / 151/.749 240/.669
Last 28d days 147/.727 127/.595 44/.842 46/.655 37/.682 41/.512 31/1.220 48/.797 37/.897 90/1.031 28/.618
HR/SB/CS 21/15/6 5/1/1 3/8/2 1/0/0 7/13/1 1/1/3 1/0/0 9/2/1 1/1/0 9/2/3 10/12/1 159/99/35
Usage ·····X·· ···X···· ··X·o·o· X·X····o ··o··XX· ··o··X·· ·······X ···X··X· ··X····X o······X ··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.