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Game Preview: BOS @ HOU, 7:05pm, Saturday, July 2, 2011 @Minute Maid Park

RedSox, 47-34, 47-34 2nd, 2½ GB, 4 up in WC

SP: Andrew Miller (26, LHP, 1-0, 3.09)

2011 Gamelogs / 2011 Splits / vs. HOU Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2011 (1-0) 11.2 12 5 4 5 10 1 3.09
2010 (1-5) 32.2 51 34 31 26 28 6 8.54
2009 (3-5) 80.0 85 52 43 43 59 7 4.84
Last 7 GS 1-5 29.1 47 32 29 21 27 6 8.90 34
2011-06-26 @PIT W 6.0 5 2 1 2 4 0 109 58
2011-06-20 SDP ND 5.2 7 3 3 3 6 1 89 46
2010-09-29 @ATL L 3.0 4 4 4 4 2 1 76 33
2010-09-24 @MIL L 4.1 8 4 4 2 4 0 85 33
2010-09-19 CHC L 1.1 3 5 5 4 1 0 42 25
2010-09-13 PHI L 5.0 9 7 5 3 5 3 94 27
2010-09-08 @PHI L 4.0 11 7 7 3 5 1 87 14
Last 5 v.HOU 0-1 10.0 11 6 6 7 9 1 5.40 45
2010-08-22 HOU ND 5.0 3 1 1 3 3 0 74 57
2008-04-12 @HOU L 5.0 8 5 5 4 6 1 95 33
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   22-16   Road:   25-18   ExtrInn: 3-2 
 vsRHP:  30-23   vsLHP:  17-11   1-Run:   9-9 
 vsEast: 18-9    vsCntrl:10-9    vsWest: 11-8  IL: 8-8 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 81 Fri, Jul  1  @HOU  W   7-5       47-34  2nd  2.5 gb
 80 Thu, Jun 30  @PHI  W   5-2       46-34  2nd  2.5 gb
 79 Wed, Jun 29  @PHI  L   1-2       45-34  2nd  2.5 gb
 78 Tue, Jun 28  @PHI  L   0-5       45-33  2nd  1.5 gb
 77 Sun, Jun 26  @PIT  W   4-2       45-32  2nd  0.5 gb
 76 Sat, Jun 25  @PIT  L   4-6       44-32  2nd  0.5 gb
 75 Fri, Jun 24  @PIT  L   1-3       44-31  1st  0.5 up
 74 Wed, Jun 22   SDP  L   1-5  (8)  44-30  1st  0.5 up
 73 Tue, Jun 21   SDP  L   4-5       44-29  1st  1.0 up
 72 Mon, Jun 20   SDP  W  14-5       44-28  1st  1.5 up
 Last 10: 4-6    Last 20:12-8    Last 30:18-12
Astros, 29-54, 29-54 6th, 16 GB, 19 GB in WC

SP: J. A. Happ (28, LHP, 3-9, 5.54)

2011 Gamelogs / 2011 Splits / vs. BOS Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2011 (3-9) 87.2 92 60 54 43 77 11 5.54
2010 (6-4) 87.1 73 37 33 47 70 8 3.40
2009 (12-4) 166.0 149 55 54 56 119 20 2.93
Last 7 GS 0-4 35.0 40 29 23 18 37 4 5.91 44
2011-06-26 TBR ND 5.0 9 5 5 3 8 1 111 34
2011-06-20 @TEX L 2.2 8 7 5 1 3 0 84 20
2011-06-15 PIT ND 5.0 6 2 2 4 7 0 108 50
2011-06-09 STL L 5.1 6 6 6 2 5 0 93 35
2011-06-03 @SDP L 6.0 6 3 3 2 2 1 104 48
2011-05-29 ARI ND 6.0 2 1 1 4 8 0 112 68
2011-05-24 LAD L 5.0 3 5 1 2 4 2 93 51
Last 5 v.BOS 0-0 5.2 7 5 5 6 3 3 7.94 32
2009-06-14 BOS ND 5.2 7 5 5 6 3 3 108 32
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   14-31   Road:   15-23   ExtrInn: 1-3 
 vsRHP:  16-42   vsLHP:  13-12   1-Run:  10-14
 vsEast:  5-13   vsCntrl:13-22   vsWest:  7-10 IL: 4-9 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 83 Fri, Jul  1   BOS  L   5-7       29-54  6th 16.0 gb
 82 Thu, Jun 30   TEX  W   7-0       29-53  6th 15.0 gb
 81 Wed, Jun 29   TEX  L   2-3       28-53  6th 16.0 gb
 80 Tue, Jun 28   TEX  L   3-7       28-52  6th 16.0 gb
 79 Sun, Jun 26   TBR  L  10-14      28-51  6th 16.0 gb
 78 Sat, Jun 25   TBR  L   2-7       28-50  6th 15.0 gb
 77 Fri, Jun 24   TBR  L   1-5       28-49  6th 14.0 gb
 76 Wed, Jun 22  @TEX  W   5-3       28-48  6th 13.0 gb
 75 Tue, Jun 21  @TEX  L   4-5 (11)  27-48  6th 14.0 gb
 74 Mon, Jun 20  @TEX  L   3-8       27-47  6th 13.5 gb
 Last 10: 2-8    Last 20: 5-15   Last 30:10-20
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Fri, Jul 01, 2011 BOS  7 @HOU  5        W:Dan Wheeler (1-1), L: Sergio Escalona (1-1), S: Jonathan Papelbon (16)

Sun, Jun 29, 2008 HOU  3  BOS  2        W:Doug Brocail (4-3), L: David Aardsma (2-2), S: Jose Valverde (21)
Sat, Jun 28, 2008 HOU 11  BOS 10        W:Doug Brocail (3-3), L: Manny Delcarmen (0-2), S: Jose Valverde (20)
Fri, Jun 27, 2008 BOS  6 @HOU  1        W:Daisuke Matsuzaka (9-1), L: Runelvys Hernandez (0-1), S: Jonathan Papelbon (24)
Sun, Jun 15, 2003 BOS  3  HOU  2 (14)   W:Jason Shiell (2-0), L: Nate Bland (1-2), S: none
Sat, Jun 14, 2003 BOS  8  HOU  4        W:Derek Lowe (7-3), L: Tim Redding (4-5), S: none
Fri, Jun 13, 2003 BOS  4  HOU  3        W:Ryan Rupe (1-0), L: Ricky Stone (4-2), S: Brandon Lyon (7)
Season Series: 2011 - BOS over 1-0; 2010 -  0-0; 2009 -  0-0; All-Time - BOS leads 5-2

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 (5.21 RS/G) vs. Astros Pitchers (5.04 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 30.Happ*
G/S/vB
58.Abad*
G/S/vB
66.Del Rosario
G/S/vB
52.Escalona*
G/S/vB
59.Lopez
G/S/vB
54.Melancon
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
7.Drew* G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/no AB 1/no AB 1/.000 ··· 228/190 .235/.333/.327/.660 .606/.670 .688 58/.641 0/1 4/0
2.Ellsbury* G/S/vP 4/.583 ··· ··· 1/2.000 ··· 2/.000 358/253 .300/.361/.452/.813 .637/.883 .851 103/.797 25/10 9/0
28.Gonzalez* G/S/vP 4/.250 ··· 1/.000 ··· 2/1.500 ··· 366/244 .349/.404/.590/.995 .733/1.124 .968 104/1.122 1/0 16/2
54.McDonald G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/no AB 1/no AB ··· ··· 57/21 .115/.193/.192/.385 .437/.296 .336 34/.306 1/2 1/1
60.Navarro G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· / /// / / / /
34.Ortiz* G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 3/.333 313/215 .304/.383/.569/.952 .981/.938 .925 80/.890 1/0 17/0
15.Pedroia G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 1/.000 1/2.000 3/.667 367/258 .272/.388/.400/.788 .990/.706 .790 105/1.088 15/2 7/4
16.Reddick* G/S/vP ··· 1/2.000 ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 47/39 .450/.489/.725/1.214 1.500/1.155 1.264 32/1.383 1/0 1/1
39.Saltalamacchia# G/S/vP ··· 1/no AB 1/no AB ··· ··· ··· 183/128 .255/.328/.430/.758 .669/.798 .679 53/.953 0/0 5/1
10.Scutaro G/S/vP 4/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 2/.500 156/114 .275/.335/.380/.716 .802/.684 .605 80/.800 1/0 3/5
44.Sutton# G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 1/2.000 1/2.000 ··· 47/33 .318/.348/.477/.825 .500/.973 .828 18/1.063 0/0 0/2
33.Varitek# G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 134/87 .248/.333/.419/.752 .643/.816 .831 40/1.016 0/0 5/0
20.Youkilis G/S/vP 3/.333 ··· 1/no AB 1/no AB 1/.000 1/2.000 324/223 .265/.389/.477/.866 1.005/.806 .641 92/.820 1/0 11/5
IP 87.2 18.2 36.2 13.0 37.0 38.0 TOTAL .274/.349/.443/.792 .760/.807 .753 .843 54/20 91/41
ERA-K/9 5.54/7.9 5.79/7.2 4.91/5.1 3.46/8.3 3.16/7.5 3.08/7.8 4.63/7.5

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Saltalamacchia (46-14-7)
 Varitek (31-8-4)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 393/.272 92/.300 168/.283 55/.239 156/.252 161/.259 .267  Ellsbury
 Drew
 Reddick
 Sutton
 McDonald
 Gonzalez
0/77/0/5
0/0/60/3
8/2/3/1
2/0/0/0
13/4/7/0
0/0/1/0
OPS .808 .886 .767 .678 .677 .686 .775
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 69/.966 42/.579 64/.875 32/.544 62/.851 66/.676 .819
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 324/.775 50/1.187 104/.703 23/.867 94/.560 95/.693 .749
Home 226/.765 50/1.016 93/.807 34/.590 96/.774 74/.696
Last 28d days 95/.968 23/.794 50/1.005 29/.745 54/.701 48/.985
HR/SB/CS 11/6/4 4/1/0 3/5/1 1/3/0 2/1/1 3/3/1 100/72/17
Usage ·····X·· Xo····X· X··o··X· o····oX· X·X··X·· ·o···X··
Astros Batters (4.01 RS/G) vs. RedSox Pitchers (4.17 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 30.Miller*
G/S/vB
91.Aceves
G/S/vB
32.Albers
G/S/vB
51.Bard
G/S/vB
52.Jenks
G/S/vB
46.Morales*
G/S/vB
58.Papelbon
G/S/vB
49.Wakefield
G/S/vB
35.Wheeler
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
12.Barmes G/S/vP 3/1.667 ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 1/2.000 3/2.000 1/no AB 218/160 .242/.318/.371/.689 .635/.709 .619 85/.636 0/0 3/3
19.Bogusevic* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 32/30 .214/.313/.214/.527 .500/.522 .542 1/.000 1/0 0/0
21.Bourn* G/S/vP 3/2.000 ··· 3/.000 ··· ··· 3/.666 1/.000 3/1.334 3/.666 361/264 .289/.356/.400/.756 .705/.774 .770 101/.854 35/4 1/2
22.Corporan# G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 3/.000 ··· 56/39 .173/.200/.231/.431 .878/.240 .494 56/.431 0/0 0/2
16.Downs G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 103/84 .276/.379/.586/.965 .328/1.117 1.098 34/1.182 0/0 6/3
23.Johnson G/S/vP 2/1.000 ··· 1/2.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 3/.666 ··· 291/215 .248/.285/.401/.687 .582/.724 .608 86/.735 2/2 6/8
8.Keppinger G/S/vP 3/3.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/3.000 124/94 .314/.333/.415/.749 1.090/.638 .688 91/.720 0/1 2/2
45.Lee G/S/vP 5/.800 ··· 2/2.500 ··· 2/.000 3/.000 2/.000 30/1.211 8/.393 336/255 .270/.321/.427/.748 .973/.679 .797 104/.913 3/2 7/3
4.Michaels G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· 3/1.667 1/.000 1/.000 5/.933 4/.500 86/44 .220/.256/.329/.585 .700/.471 .683 42/.700 0/0 2/0
9.Pence G/S/vP 5/.200 ··· 2/.000 ··· ··· 4/1.750 2/1.000 3/1.333 2/1.000 341/255 .318/.358/.487/.845 .695/.895 .890 79/.854 4/0 9/4
36.Sanchez G/S/vP 6/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 3/1.334 1/.000 201/151 .253/.308/.315/.622 .609/.625 .602 28/.546 2/0 1/6
46.Towles G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 2/2.000 ··· ··· ··· 138/91 .189/.270/.311/.582 .522/.613 .605 30/.493 0/0 3/4
29.Wallace* G/S/vP 2/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 3/.000 ··· 293/235 .287/.373/.409/.783 .540/.845 .891 79/.614 1/1 4/5
IP 11.2 49.2 30.1 39.2 13.2 18.2 31.2 74.2 23.1 TOTAL .262/.316/.385/.701 .698/.702 .724 .701 67/15 47/61
ERA-K/9 3.09/7.7 3.62/5.1 2.97/8.3 2.27/8.8 7.24/10.5 3.86/7.7 3.69/11.6 4.82/4.0 5.79/7.3 3.96/7.0

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Corporan (12-3-1)
 Towles (33-4-2)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 53/.261 215/.227 130/.235 148/.164 73/.350 79/.221 133/.242 315/.246 100/.281 .239  Lee
 Pence
 Bourn
 Michaels
 Bogusevic
62/0/0/6
0/0/77/6
0/79/0/3
18/0/3/1
9/0/0/0
OPS .731 .678 .607 .511 .932 .734 .641 .750 .789 .690
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 10/.633 98/.647 56/.696 79/.591 45/.908 34/.864 66/.576 127/.613 40/.981 .681
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 43/.754 117/.705 74/.541 69/.410 28/.964 45/.648 67/.705 188/.842 60/.667 .698
Road 27/.514 65/.672 58/.508 80/.611 32/.899 33/.582 68/.643 162/.789 36/.750
Last 28d days 53/.731 54/.700 38/.594 36/.205 10/1.457 5/.000 26/.439 137/.782 33/.493
HR/SB/CS 1/0/0 4/5/0 1/4/0 3/4/1 1/2/0 2/1/0 2/2/0 11/4/2 4/1/1 71/77/22
Usage ·····X·· ·····o·· o·····oo oo···oX· ·o·X···· o·oo···· oo···o·· X·····X· 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.