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Game Preview: BOS @ CHW, 7:10pm, Saturday, July 30, 2011 @U.S. Cellular Field

RedSox, 64-40, 64-40 1st, 2½ up

SP: Jon Lester (27, LHP, 10-4, 3.23)

2011 Gamelogs / 2011 Splits / vs. CHW Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2011 (10-4) 119.2 105 45 43 42 116 14 3.23
2010 (19-9) 208.0 167 81 75 83 225 14 3.25
2009 (15-8) 203.1 186 80 77 64 225 20 3.41
Last 7 GS 3-2 44.1 34 12 10 11 42 4 2.03 62
2011-07-25 KCR ND 5.1 7 1 1 2 6 0 89 54
2011-07-05 TOR ND 4.0 0 0 0 1 5 0 50 66
2011-06-30 @PHI W 7.0 2 0 0 2 5 0 120 76
2011-06-24 @PIT L 6.0 8 3 2 1 5 0 107 50
2011-06-18 MIL L 8.0 7 4 3 3 8 3 115 59
2011-06-12 @TOR W 8.0 2 1 1 1 8 1 102 81
2011-06-07 @NYY W 6.0 8 3 3 1 5 0 112 48
Last 5 v.CHW 1-3 30.1 31 22 22 16 25 4 6.53 44
2011-05-30 CHW L 5.2 8 7 7 4 4 1 127 25
2010-09-30 @CHW L 4.0 9 8 8 5 5 2 99 12
2009-09-06 @CHW W 7.0 4 0 0 2 8 0 122 75
2009-08-25 CHW ND 6.2 4 3 3 2 6 1 113 58
2008-08-08 @CHW L 7.0 6 4 4 3 2 0 95 48
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   33-19   Road:   31-21   ExtrInn: 4-3 
 vsRHP:  41-28   vsLHP:  23-12   1-Run:  12-10
 vsEast: 28-12   vsCntrl:12-12   vsWest: 14-8  IL:10-8 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
104 Fri, Jul 29  @CHW  L   1-3       64-40  1st  2.5 up
103 Thu, Jul 28   KCR  L   3-4       64-39  1st  2.5 up
102 Wed, Jul 27   KCR  W  12-5       64-38  1st  3.0 up
101 Tue, Jul 26   KCR  W  13-9       63-38  1st  2.0 up
100 Mon, Jul 25   KCR  L   1-3 (14)  62-38  1st  2.0 up
 99 Sun, Jul 24   SEA  W  12-8       62-37  1st  3.0 up
 98 Sat, Jul 23   SEA  W   3-1       61-37  1st  3.0 up
 97 Fri, Jul 22   SEA  W   7-4       60-37  1st  2.0 up
 96 Wed, Jul 20  @BAL  W   4-0       59-37  1st  1.5 up
 95 Tue, Jul 19  @BAL  L   2-6       58-37  1st  1.5 up
 Last 10: 6-4    Last 20:15-5    Last 30:20-10
WhiteSox, 52-52, 52-52 3rd, 3 GB, 9½ GB in WC

SP: Philip Humber (28, RHP, 8-6, 3.27)

2011 Gamelogs / 2011 Splits / vs. BOS Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2011 (8-6) 113.0 94 43 41 28 73 8 3.27
2010 (2-1) 21.2 22 10 10 7 16 1 4.15
2009 (0-0) 9.0 17 8 8 9 9 1 8.00
Last 7 GS 4-3 45.1 42 18 18 14 35 3 3.57 54
2011-07-17 @DET L 5.2 7 4 4 1 8 1 90 46
2011-07-07 MIN L 3.2 11 6 6 1 2 0 87 16
2011-07-02 @CHC W 7.0 5 0 0 3 4 0 114 68
2011-06-26 WSN L 6.2 3 2 2 3 4 1 109 61
2011-06-19 @ARI W 7.2 7 2 2 1 5 0 105 61
2011-06-12 OAK W 7.0 4 3 3 2 7 1 104 62
2011-06-07 SEA W 7.2 5 1 1 3 5 0 106 67
Last 5 v.BOS 1-0 7.2 9 4 4 1 5 1 4.70 49
2011-05-31 @BOS W 7.2 9 4 4 1 5 1 97 49
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   24-26   Road:   28-26   ExtrInn: 5-9 
 vsRHP:  38-39   vsLHP:  14-13   1-Run:  15-15
 vsEast: 12-12   vsCntrl:15-20   vsWest: 14-13 IL:11-7 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
104 Fri, Jul 29   BOS  W   3-1       52-52  3rd  3.0 gb
103 Wed, Jul 27   DET  W   2-1       51-52  3rd  3.5 gb
102 Tue, Jul 26   DET  L   4-5       50-52  3rd  4.5 gb
101 Mon, Jul 25   DET  W   6-3       50-51  3rd  3.5 gb
100 Sun, Jul 24  @CLE  W   4-2       49-51  3rd  4.5 gb
 99 Fri, Jul 22  @CLE  W   3-0       48-51  3rd  5.0 gb
 98 Wed, Jul 20  @KCR  L   1-2 (11)  47-51  3rd  4.5 gb
 97 Tue, Jul 19  @KCR  L   2-4       47-50  3rd  4.5 gb
 96 Mon, Jul 18  @KCR  W   5-2       47-49  3rd  4.5 gb
 95 Sun, Jul 17  @DET  L   3-4       46-49  3rd  4.0 gb
 Last 10: 6-4    Last 20:10-10   Last 30:17-13
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Fri, Jul 29, 2011 CHW  3  BOS  1        W:Gavin Floyd (9-9), L: Tim Wakefield (6-4), S: Sergio Santos (22)
Wed, Jun 01, 2011 CHW  7 @BOS  4        W:Gavin Floyd (6-5), L: Matt Albers (1-3), S: Sergio Santos (9)
Tue, May 31, 2011 CHW 10 @BOS  7        W:Philip Humber (4-3), L: Alfredo Aceves (2-1), S: Chris Sale (2)
Mon, May 30, 2011 CHW  7 @BOS  3        W:Jake Peavy (2-0), L: Jon Lester (7-2), S: none

Thu, Sep 30, 2010 CHW  8  BOS  2        W:John Danks (15-11), L: Jon Lester (19-9), S: none
Wed, Sep 29, 2010 CHW  5  BOS  2        W:Freddy Garcia (12-6), L: Josh Beckett (6-6), S: Matt Thornton (8)
Tue, Sep 28, 2010 CHW  5  BOS  4        W:Chris Sale (2-1), L: Michael Bowden (0-1), S: none
Mon, Sep 27, 2010 BOS  6 @CHW  1        W:Clay Buchholz (17-7), L: Mark Buehrle (12-13), S: none
Sun, Sep 05, 2010 CHW  7 @BOS  5        W:Scott Linebrink (3-1), L: Jonathan Papelbon (5-6), S: Matt Thornton (6)
Sat, Sep 04, 2010 CHW  3 @BOS  1        W:Gavin Floyd (10-11), L: John Lackey (12-9), S: Bobby Jenks (27)
Season Series: 2011 - CHW over 4-0; 2010 - CHW won 6-1; 2009 - Tied 4-4; All-Time - BOS leads 954-923

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
RedSox Batters (5.49 RS/G) vs. WhiteSox Pitchers (3.93 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 41.Humber
G/S/vB
40.Bruney
G/S/vB
26.Crain
G/S/vB
58.Frasor
G/S/vB
77.Ohman*
G/S/vB
49.Sale*
G/S/vB
46.Santos
G/S/vB
37.Thornton*
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
13.Crawford* G/S/vP 2/1.000 5/1.400 3/.333 17/.352 3/.000 1/.000 1/2.000 15/.734 320/221 .245/.280/.374/.654 .473/.734 .676 42/.617 11/5 6/2
2.Ellsbury* G/S/vP 3/.000 7/.143 ··· 6/1.000 ··· ··· ··· 6/.666 469/335 .322/.381/.521/.902 .777/.950 .882 106/1.206 29/10 17/0
28.Gonzalez* G/S/vP 4/.750 ··· 3/.666 2/5.000 13/1.295 2/.000 ··· 6/.167 469/317 .352/.414/.560/.973 .717/1.095 .904 98/.860 1/0 17/3
54.McDonald G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/2.000 3/.333 2/3.000 1/.000 1/.000 1/.000 90/32 .173/.256/.333/.589 .735/.325 .626 29/.899 2/2 3/1
60.Navarro G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 1/2.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 1/.000 40/26 .216/.275/.351/.626 .973/.439 .705 39/.506 0/0 1/2
34.Ortiz* G/S/vP 3/.666 3/.667 5/.400 23/.848 7/.953 3/.666 2/.000 12/.717 399/274 .299/.386/.557/.943 1.053/.894 .848 83/.926 1/1 20/0
15.Pedroia G/S/vP 3/.333 11/.282 3/.666 11/.364 1/no AB ··· 1/.000 4/.250 479/345 .305/.404/.488/.891 1.193/.779 .844 107/1.199 21/3 15/4
16.Reddick* G/S/vP 1/3.000 1/no AB ··· 2/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 127/104 .336/.378/.575/.953 1.097/.921 1.071 78/.801 1/2 4/1
39.Saltalamacchia# G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/no AB 6/1.333 2/1.000 1/no AB 1/.000 4/1.250 240/166 .257/.321/.454/.775 .662/.827 .736 53/.851 0/0 9/1
10.Scutaro G/S/vP 3/.666 7/.715 6/.334 13/.581 1/2.000 ··· ··· 8/.393 245/177 .259/.332/.364/.696 .682/.701 .618 85/.693 2/1 5/6
44.Sutton# G/S/vP 2/1.000 1/3.000 ··· ··· ··· 1/5.000 ··· 2/.000 60/45 .315/.362/.444/.807 .552/.895 .808 13/.717 0/0 0/3
33.Varitek# G/S/vP 3/2.334 8/.833 2/.000 10/.200 1/no AB 1/.000 ··· 5/.400 173/117 .237/.318/.414/.732 .737/.730 .733 39/.663 0/0 6/0
20.Youkilis G/S/vP 4/.500 9/.889 7/1.071 14/.214 ··· 1/.000 1/.000 2/.500 415/293 .273/.388/.483/.871 1.063/.793 .643 86/.865 2/0 14/7
IP 113.0 16.2 46.0 42.1 31.1 47.0 45.1 35.2 TOTAL .280/.354/.457/.811 .818/.807 .752 .868 70/26 127/50
ERA-K/9 3.27/5.8 2.16/8.6 2.35/8.8 2.98/7.9 4.02/9.8 3.06/9.2 2.98/11.7 3.28/8.8 3.64/7.1

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Saltalamacchia (56-21-12)
 Varitek (37-11-5)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 458/.223 71/.250 178/.178 178/.244 131/.233 197/.227 183/.165 166/.288 .252  Ellsbury
 Reddick
 McDonald
 Sutton
 Navarro
 Gonzalez
 Crawford
0/99/0/5
19/3/12/2
18/5/14/1
3/0/0/0
3/0/0/0
0/0/2/0
75/0/0/0
OPS .610 .725 .553 .723 .707 .655 .547 .717 .685
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 271/.663 27/.787 66/.383 90/.782 62/.588 88/.601 90/.719 63/.686 .684
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 187/.533 44/.678 112/.647 88/.664 69/.815 109/.698 93/.386 103/.736 .685
Home 206/.601 49/.676 107/.589 95/.874 66/.565 96/.739 98/.748 89/.752
Last 28d days 46/.980 24/.571 33/.606 38/.950 33/.518 48/.431 22/.723 16/.500
HR/SB/CS 8/8/2 1/3/1 4/8/1 4/6/2 5/1/1 4/2/2 3/3/0 2/6/2 80/82/24
Usage ········ ···o···· ···oXo·· ······X· ···X···· ··X·oo·· o·o·oo·o o··o···o
WhiteSox Batters (3.96 RS/G) vs. RedSox Pitchers (4.21 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS Lester*
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
43.Williams*
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
15.Beckham G/S/vP 6/.533 7/.572 2/1.000 2/.000 ··· 2/.000 1/2.000 ··· 352/266 .248/.307/.349/.656 .451/.721 .637 70/.636 3/2 7/4
30.de Aza* G/S/vP 2/3.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 7/6 .143/.143/.571/.714 .000/.833 .714 7/.714 0/0 1/0
32.Dunn* G/S/vP ··· 3/.667 10/1.850 1/.000 4/.000 2/.000 10/.550 ··· 363/279 .165/.298/.307/.604 .244/.710 .545 75/.574 0/1 10/1
17.Flowers G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 3/ .000/.000/.000/.000 .000/ 3/.000 0/0 0/0
14.Konerko G/S/vP 18/1.300 7/1.071 6/1.267 5/.900 ··· 6/1.500 13/.891 ··· 429/334 .305/.382/.545/.927 .850/.951 .973 83/.809 1/1 24/4
18.Lillibridge G/S/vP 5/.200 ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 2/.000 ··· 144/81 .250/.338/.460/.798 .821/.779 .886 11/.364 10/4 7/0
22.Morel G/S/vP 6/.333 2/1.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 235/155 .251/.269/.300/.569 .529/.589 .560 30/.508 2/4 1/7
1.Pierre* G/S/vP 7/.971 5/.000 7/.286 1/.000 7/.858 1/.000 9/.730 ··· 454/350 .277/.333/.326/.659 .808/.613 .681 87/.771 16/12 1/5
12.Pierzynski* G/S/vP 10/.708 7/1.547 1/2.000 2/1.500 ··· 3/.666 4/.250 ··· 355/300 .284/.329/.385/.714 .626/.730 .808 72/.704 0/0 5/2
20.Quentin G/S/vP 12/.333 7/.000 5/.800 4/.500 ··· 4/.750 6/1.166 ··· 403/305 .261/.352/.507/.860 .913/.843 .745 78/.804 1/1 20/1
10.Ramirez G/S/vP 16/.599 8/.750 4/1.167 2/2.000 ··· 5/1.100 3/1.333 ··· 435/332 .267/.333/.396/.728 .745/.723 .776 82/.593 4/3 9/11
51.Rios G/S/vP 34/.686 7/.572 2/.000 3/.000 ··· 11/.764 12/.550 ··· 384/286 .208/.255/.300/.555 .657/.520 .713 67/.379 8/5 6/2
11.Vizquel# G/S/vP 3/1.167 3/.000 5/.000 2/1.000 5/.666 3/1.000 6/.500 ··· 144/120 .265/.293/.318/.611 .471/.632 .593 23/.476 1/2 0/1
IP 119.2 72.1 43.0 49.2 27.2 42.2 34.2 5.2 TOTAL .250/.317/.381/.698 .670/.706 .728 .643 46/36 98/47
ERA-K/9 3.23/8.7 3.24/5.2 2.09/9.0 1.81/8.7 4.23/7.1 3.59/12.0 4.67/7.3 9.53/6.3 3.91/7.1

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Flowers (1-2-0)
 Pierzynski (65-18-4)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 496/.236 306/.213 177/.213 188/.165 116/.228 177/.236 142/.252 28/.348 .242  Rios
 Pierre
 Quentin
 Dunn
 Lillibridge
 de Aza
0/97/0/4
98/0/0/2
0/0/85/2
0/0/2/0
7/10/39/0
0/2/0/0
OPS .695 .642 .556 .493 .739 .634 .699 .886 .695
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 117/.551 136/.613 73/.645 102/.597 52/.822 84/.547 55/.911 11/1.010 .681
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 379/.741 170/.665 104/.496 86/.362 64/.676 93/.714 87/.566 17/.804 .706
Road 289/.636 103/.665 73/.479 95/.593 44/.499 83/.623 54/.731 10/.733
Last 28d days 35/.536 86/.527 47/.411 38/.416 37/.749 44/.614 37/.430 28/.886
HR/SB/CS 14/8/9 6/5/0 1/5/2 3/7/1 3/2/0 3/3/0 5/1/2 0/0/0 93/93/32
Usage ····X··· o··X·X·· ·X·XX··· ····o·Xo ·o·Xo··X ····o·Xo ··X·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.