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Game Preview: TBR @ BOS, 7:10pm, Thursday, September 15, 2011 @Fenway Park

Rays, 82-66, 82-66 3rd, 8 GB, 4 GB in WC

SP: Jeremy Hellickson (24, RHP, 12-10, 2.96)

2011 Gamelogs / 2011 Splits / vs. BOS Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2011 (12-10) 170.1 135 58 56 59 109 19 2.96
2010 (4-0) 36.1 32 14 14 8 33 5 3.47
Last 7 GS 2-3 47.2 41 13 13 14 30 5 2.45 59
2011-09-10 BOS ND 6.0 5 3 3 3 2 1 102 49
2011-09-04 BAL W 9.0 4 1 1 0 1 1 97 76
2011-08-30 @TEX L 6.0 6 2 2 4 4 1 112 52
2011-08-25 DET L 7.0 6 2 2 1 7 1 102 63
2011-08-20 SEA W 8.0 6 0 0 1 5 0 102 74
2011-08-13 @NYY L 4.1 8 4 4 2 4 1 99 33
2011-08-08 KCR ND 7.1 6 1 1 3 7 0 107 66
Last 5 v.BOS 1-1 18.1 14 8 8 10 5 2 3.93 51
2011-09-10 BOS ND 6.0 5 3 3 3 2 1 102 49
2011-06-15 BOS L 7.0 4 3 3 2 2 1 94 57
2011-04-11 @BOS W 5.1 5 2 2 5 1 0 98 46
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   42-33   Road:   40-33   ExtrInn: 8-5 
 vsRHP:  54-48   vsLHP:  28-18   1-Run:  24-17
 vsEast: 33-25   vsCntrl:21-17   vsWest: 16-18 IL:12-6 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
148 Wed, Sep 14  @BAL  L   2-6       82-66  3rd  8.0 gb
147 Tue, Sep 13  @BAL  L   2-4       82-65  3rd  8.0 gb
146 Mon, Sep 12  @BAL  W   5-2       82-64  3rd  7.0 gb
145 Sun, Sep 11   BOS  W   9-1       81-64  3rd  7.0 gb
144 Sat, Sep 10   BOS  W   6-5 (11)  80-64  3rd  7.0 gb
143 Fri, Sep  9   BOS  W   7-2       79-64  3rd  8.0 gb
142 Wed, Sep  7   TEX  W   5-4 (10)  78-64  3rd  9.5 gb
141 Tue, Sep  6   TEX  L   0-8       77-64  3rd 10.5 gb
140 Mon, Sep  5   TEX  W   5-1       77-63  3rd  9.5 gb
139 Sun, Sep  4   BAL  W   8-1       76-63  3rd  9.5 gb
 Last 10: 7-3    Last 20:12-8    Last 30:18-12
RedSox, 86-62, 86-62 2nd, 4 GB, 4½ up in WC

SP: Kyle Weiland (24, RHP, 0-1, 6.75)

2011 Gamelogs / 2011 Splits / vs. TBR Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2011 (0-1) 16.0 21 12 12 8 5 1 6.75
Last 7 GS 0-1 14.0 20 12 12 8 5 1 7.71 35
2011-09-10 @TBR ND 4.0 6 3 3 3 1 0 82 36
2011-07-19 @BAL L 6.0 6 3 3 3 2 0 100 47
2011-07-10 BAL ND 4.0 8 6 6 2 2 1 78 22
Last 5 v.TBR 0-0 4.0 6 3 3 3 1 0 6.75 36
2011-09-10 @TBR ND 4.0 6 3 3 3 1 0 82 36
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   43-30   Road:   43-32   ExtrInn: 5-5 
 vsRHP:  55-41   vsLHP:  31-21   1-Run:  17-16
 vsEast: 34-24   vsCntrl:21-16   vsWest: 21-14 IL:10-8 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
148 Wed, Sep 14   TOR  L   4-5       86-62  2nd  4.0 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
 Last 10: 2-8    Last 20: 8-12   Last 30:13-17
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Sun, Sep 11, 2011 TBR  9  BOS  1        W:James Shields (15-10), L: Jon Lester (15-7), S: none
Sat, Sep 10, 2011 TBR  6  BOS  5 (11)   W:Brandon Gomes (2-1), L: Daniel Bard (2-7), S: none
Fri, Sep 09, 2011 TBR  7  BOS  2        W:Wade Davis (10-8), L: John Lackey (12-12), S: none
Wed, Aug 17, 2011 TBR  4 @BOS  0        W:David Price (11-10), L: John Lackey (11-9), S: none
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)
Season Series: 2011 - TBR over 9-5; 2010 - TBR won 11-7; 2009 - Tied 9-9; All-Time - BOS leads 140-97

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 (4.28 RS/G) vs. RedSox Pitchers (4.39 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 70.Weiland
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
35.Wheeler
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
15.Brignac* G/S/vP ··· 4/.500 4/1.750 4/.750 4/.000 1/.000 ··· 1/2.000 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 1/2.000 233/198 .200/.235/.232/.467 .423/.474 .397 28/.643 3/1 1/7
22.Damon* G/S/vP 2/.000 5/.400 10/.786 1/no AB 7/1.286 1/no AB 2/1.500 18/1.233 2/.000 17/.118 1/.000 11/1.182 589/425 .259/.317/.413/.730 .767/.716 .808 97/.814 15/4 14/0
5.Fuld* G/S/vP ··· 3/.666 ··· ··· 3/1.000 ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 1/3.000 345/260 .240/.311/.360/.671 .554/.708 .613 26/.700 20/8 3/3
30.Guyer G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 30/10 .207/.207/.448/.655 .895/.200 .727 24/.609 0/0 2/0
28.Jaso* G/S/vP 2/.000 5/.800 2/.000 5/1.600 1/.000 ··· 3/.666 ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 257/223 .225/.301/.359/.660 .609/.667 .674 57/.735 1/2 5/4
8.Jennings G/S/vP 3/.333 2/1.000 1/.000 2/.000 2/2.000 1/no AB 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 2/.000 222/147 .286/.374/.510/.885 .850/.903 .927 114/.765 15/6 9/1
24.Johnson* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 3/2.334 ··· 1/no AB ··· 3/.000 ··· 2/5.000 ··· 1/no AB 84/54 .115/.179/.167/.345 .544/.230 .452 / 0/0 1/1
9.Johnson# G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/3.000 1/.000 ··· ··· 177/88 .191/.251/.331/.583 .655/.518 .591 14/.718 5/7 4/1
20.Joyce* G/S/vP 2/.500 5/.000 6/.167 2/.000 5/.400 1/.000 1/no AB ··· 1/.000 5/.400 ··· 1/.000 475/389 .280/.352/.490/.842 .688/.877 .766 79/.925 12/1 18/3
11.Kotchman* G/S/vP 2/1.500 7/1.762 4/.500 3/.333 3/.000 1/no AB 2/.000 1/.000 4/.500 11/.909 ··· 3/2.334 509/374 .311/.379/.430/.809 .690/.853 .742 103/.598 1/2 9/2
31.Lobaton# G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 1/2.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 26/14 .083/.154/.125/.279 .250/.298 .167 22/.332 0/0 0/1
3.Longoria G/S/vP 3/2.000 7/.143 14/.721 5/1.600 9/.958 ··· 4/1.750 ··· 1/.000 7/.286 ··· 3/.000 512/377 .239/.342/.479/.821 .943/.779 .868 115/.961 2/1 26/13
1.Rodriguez G/S/vP 2/1.000 8/.143 7/.900 2/.000 ··· 2/.000 3/1.333 ··· 1/.000 4/.000 ··· 1/.000 399/246 .220/.312/.355/.668 .865/.549 .705 82/.760 11/7 7/11
16.Ruggiano G/S/vP ··· 3/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 109/61 .243/.269/.398/.667 .576/.739 .674 9/.222 1/1 4/0
10.Shoppach G/S/vP ··· 5/.400 2/.000 1/.000 2/.500 1/.000 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 4/.000 ··· 3/.000 226/109 .173/.268/.310/.578 .713/.433 .648 21/.533 0/0 8/3
2.Upton G/S/vP 3/1.667 13/.413 17/.823 8/.250 5/.000 ··· 4/.500 ··· 1/.000 13/.237 ··· 2/2.000 574/412 .234/.323/.411/.734 .704/.744 .824 97/.847 29/9 20/3
18.Zobrist# G/S/vP 3/.666 6/.167 7/.971 5/.000 7/.286 ··· 3/.666 ··· 2/.000 9/.000 ··· 1/2.000 622/432 .270/.353/.458/.811 .874/.787 .905 103/.525 17/6 15/5
IP 16.0 101.0 59.2 21.0 66.2 16.0 7.1 19.1 41.2 58.2 1.0 49.1 TOTAL .243/.318/.400/.718 .741/.709 .739 .737 133/56 149/67
ERA-K/9 6.75/2.8 2.85/6.1 4.53/9.2 4.71/5.6 3.11/9.2 5.06/7.3 8.59/4.9 4.19/5.1 3.46/8.2 2.61/11.8 9.00/18.0 4.38/7.1 4.09/7.4

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Jaso (48-10-4)
 Lobaton (1-1-0)
 Shoppach (22-18-1)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 77/.323 421/.203 267/.257 92/.310 260/.176 74/.277 36/.357 95/.321 171/.230 230/.194 6/.400 201/.246 .246  Joyce
 Fuld
 Upton
 Jennings
 Zobrist
 Ruggiano
 Rodriguez
 Johnson
 Guyer
 Damon
15/0/114/8
75/7/6/5
0/137/0/5
39/8/1/2
0/0/37/1
26/2/5/1
2/0/0/0
1/1/0/0
2/0/6/0
16/0/0/0
OPS .862 .620 .732 .800 .539 .796 1.115 .928 .729 .522 1.300 .694 .708
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 30/.531 189/.573 113/.856 40/.861 146/.609 26/.843 19/1.393 62/.881 87/.758 117/.436 2/3.000 78/.764 .697
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 47/1.079 232/.659 154/.643 52/.752 114/.444 48/.769 17/.796 33/1.022 84/.701 113/.612 4/.250 123/.649 .717
Home 22/1.323 249/.608 152/.777 72/.758 125/.517 55/.842 22/1.188 49/.848 98/.925 116/.535 6/1.300 119/.658
Last 28d days 29/.713 88/.459 56/1.242 25/.778 39/.655 43/.913 23/1.125 / 30/.613 24/.170 6/1.300 38/.750
HR/SB/CS 1/0/1 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 7/1/2 138/131/43
Usage ····X··· oX··X··· ···X··oo ·····X·· X···o··X ···X··X· ···X·Xo· ········ o··o·o·o o···X··· ·X······ ·······X
RedSox Batters (5.44 RS/G) vs. Rays Pitchers (3.77 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 58.Hellickson
G/S/vB
37.Cruz
G/S/vB
49.De La Rosa
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
21.Sonnanstine
G/S/vB
56.Torres*
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
62.Anderson* G/S/vP 1/no AB ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 2/.000 ··· 1/ .000/.000/.000/.000 .000/ .000 1/.000 0/0 0/0
3.Aviles G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 1/.000 2/1.000 1/3.000 ··· ··· 9/1.111 ··· 269/185 .253/.286/.394/.679 .864/.598 .637 31/.886 14/3 5/10
13.Crawford* G/S/vP 9/.889 3/1.167 ··· 11/1.011 ··· 2/.000 ··· 4/2.750 1/.000 ··· ··· 491/326 .251/.287/.399/.686 .549/.753 .684 94/.792 17/5 11/2
2.Ellsbury* G/S/vP 9/.583 4/.000 ··· 6/.967 3/.000 12/.833 1/.000 4/1.750 2/.000 19/.579 ··· 664/461 .320/.379/.544/.923 .861/.950 .969 107/1.111 36/13 27/0
55.Gathright* G/S/vP ··· 2/2.000 ··· 3/2.000 ··· 1/no AB ··· 1/.000 ··· 5/1.000 ··· 0/ /// / 0/ 0/0 0/0
28.Gonzalez* G/S/vP 9/1.723 11/.573 ··· 4/2.417 1/no AB 4/1.167 2/.000 1/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· 656/432 .340/.407/.558/.965 .781/1.061 .923 105/1.093 1/0 26/3
76.Iglesias G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 4/4 .000/.000/.000/.000 /.000 0/ 0/0 0/0
36.Jackson G/S/vP 2/1.000 ··· ··· ··· 2/.000 3/.333 1/.000 1/3.000 ··· 3/.000 ··· 374/233 .246/.310/.337/.647 .670/.634 .720 24/.125 3/1 4/2
60.Lavarnway G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 31/18 .259/.355/.333/.688 .558/.789 .000 27/.799 0/0 0/0
12.Lowrie# G/S/vP 7/.429 1/.000 ··· 3/1.334 1/.000 4/.833 ··· 3/.000 ··· 8/1.071 ··· 320/208 .252/.301/.359/.660 .870/.543 .763 71/.554 0/1 4/15
54.McDonald G/S/vP 1/5.000 1/.000 ··· 2/.000 2/.500 1/.000 1/no AB 1/.000 2/.000 2/1.000 ··· 158/48 .206/.278/.355/.633 .748/.371 .465 50/.720 2/3 5/2
34.Ortiz* G/S/vP 9/.833 7/.571 ··· 15/.267 ··· 18/.610 ··· 7/.857 3/.666 31/.623 ··· 543/363 .313/.400/.579/.979 1.036/.951 1.049 79/1.178 1/1 29/0
15.Pedroia G/S/vP 9/.833 6/2.000 ··· 9/1.111 2/1.000 15/.582 ··· 5/1.100 1/.000 26/.804 ··· 668/466 .300/.383/.470/.853 1.039/.774 .928 109/.738 25/7 20/6
16.Reddick* G/S/vP 4/.500 ··· ··· 3/.000 1/.000 1/3.000 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 256/215 .295/.340/.483/.823 .825/.822 .801 74/.706 1/2 7/4
39.Saltalamacchia# G/S/vP 6/.733 2/2.000 ··· 3/1.666 1/.000 3/1.667 ··· 4/.000 1/.000 7/1.404 ··· 352/238 .249/.304/.480/.784 .669/.840 .769 68/.870 1/0 16/5
10.Scutaro G/S/vP 5/.200 3/.000 1/.000 8/.125 3/.666 13/.487 ··· 7/1.738 ··· 8/.393 ··· 388/278 .291/.351/.407/.758 .757/.758 .770 102/.866 4/2 6/13
33.Varitek# G/S/vP 3/.000 6/.167 ··· 5/.900 1/.000 6/.333 ··· 3/.000 1/no AB 19/.950 ··· 237/157 .226/.299/.439/.738 .740/.736 .753 33/.836 0/0 11/1
20.Youkilis G/S/vP 6/1.500 8/.875 ··· 17/1.012 2/.500 13/1.567 ··· 7/.619 ··· 26/.709 ··· 514/352 .259/.375/.463/.838 .987/.771 1.002 40/.567 3/0 17/9
IP 170.1 45.0 2.0 54.1 31.2 29.1 22.0 62.1 39.1 34.2 1.0 TOTAL .280/.349/.461/.810 .807/.811 .842 .854 95/36 187/78
ERA-K/9 2.96/5.8 3.80/8.8 9.00/9.0 2.32/7.5 3.41/7.1 6.44/7.7 4.91/9.0 3.18/8.1 3.89/6.4 5.71/2.6 9.00/9.0 3.58/7.0

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Lavarnway (0-0-0)
 Saltalamacchia (70-31-21)
 Varitek (61-12-6)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 698/.214 186/.215 7/.000 219/.222 140/.261 131/.239 102/.292 237/.191 172/.222 147/.288 7/.250 .235  Ellsbury
 Reddick
 Jackson
 McDonald
 Crawford
 Gonzalez
 Aviles
 Gathright
0/140/0/6
21/3/49/5
21/0/29/4
22/12/29/1
115/0/0/1
0/0/2/0
1/0/4/0
1/0/0/0
OPS .662 .676 .286 .631 .702 .730 .893 .605 .653 .910 .821 .687
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 365/.729 76/.547 3/.333 100/.708 57/.861 63/.495 54/.581 109/.424 89/.623 74/1.046 3/.667 .665
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 333/.590 110/.768 4/.250 119/.571 83/.597 68/.977 48/1.276 128/.762 83/.685 73/.777 4/.750 .706
Road 332/.725 87/.726 1/.000 101/.624 58/.937 75/.789 44/.709 128/.797 92/.712 94/.952 /
Last 28d days 143/.615 27/1.060 3/.000 37/1.102 20/.583 28/.673 24/.788 29/.282 19/.433 / /
HR/SB/CS 19/9/1 4/8/3 0/0/1 5/1/1 3/3/1 5/5/1 5/4/0 7/4/2 3/4/0 10/1/2 0/1/0 148/92/31
Usage ····X··· ·o··o··o o··o···· ····X··X ·o··X··· ·oo·o··o ····o··o ··o·o··o ····o··· ········ ········

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.