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Game Preview: BOS @ HOU, 2:05pm, Sunday, July 3, 2011 @Minute Maid Park

RedSox, 48-34, 48-34 2nd, 2½ GB, 5 up in WC

SP: Josh Beckett (31, RHP, 6-3, 2.20)

2011 Gamelogs / 2011 Splits / vs. HOU Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2011 (6-3) 98.0 60 24 24 31 80 6 2.20
2010 (6-6) 127.2 151 89 82 45 116 20 5.78
2009 (17-6) 212.1 198 99 91 55 199 25 3.86
Last 7 GS 3-2 46.2 29 14 14 16 31 3 2.70 61
2011-06-28 @PHI L 6.0 5 5 5 1 1 2 84 42
2011-06-15 @TBR W 9.0 1 0 0 0 6 0 97 91
2011-06-09 @NYY W 7.0 4 2 2 2 6 1 104 65
2011-06-04 OAK ND 6.0 4 3 3 3 4 0 102 53
2011-05-29 @DET L 6.0 5 2 2 5 5 0 107 54
2011-05-24 @CLE W 6.2 5 1 1 3 6 0 111 63
2011-05-19 DET ND 6.0 5 1 1 2 3 0 83 59
Last 5 v.HOU 2-2 34.0 27 10 10 8 33 5 2.65 62
2008-06-29 @HOU ND 7.0 8 2 2 1 4 1 111 56
2005-09-13 @HOU W 7.1 9 2 2 0 8 2 114 60
2004-05-20 HOU W 7.2 5 2 2 3 7 1 126 65
2003-08-01 HOU L 7.0 2 2 2 0 9 1 92 74
2002-08-06 @HOU L 5.0 3 2 2 4 5 0 84 54
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   22-16   Road:   26-18   ExtrInn: 3-2 
 vsRHP:  30-23   vsLHP:  18-11   1-Run:   9-9 
 vsEast: 18-9    vsCntrl:10-9    vsWest: 11-8  IL: 9-8 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 82 Sat, Jul  2  @HOU  W  10-4       48-34  2nd  2.5 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
 Last 10: 4-6    Last 20:12-8    Last 30:18-12
Astros, 29-55, 29-55 6th, 16 GB, 16 GB in WC

SP: Jordan Lyles (20, RHP, 0-3, 4.75)

2011 Gamelogs / 2011 Splits / vs. BOS Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2011 (0-3) 36.0 39 21 19 8 28 5 4.75
Last 7 GS 0-3 36.0 39 21 19 8 28 5 4.75 49
2011-06-28 TEX L 6.0 10 5 5 2 2 1 109 32
2011-06-21 @TEX ND 7.0 7 3 3 2 6 2 100 55
2011-06-16 PIT L 5.2 4 5 3 1 8 1 99 52
2011-06-11 ATL ND 6.1 8 2 2 2 5 1 111 52
2011-06-05 @SDP L 4.0 5 4 4 1 3 0 96 38
2011-05-31 @CHC ND 7.0 5 2 2 0 4 0 92 63
Has never faced BOS as starter.
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   14-32   Road:   15-23   ExtrInn: 1-3 
 vsRHP:  16-42   vsLHP:  13-13   1-Run:  10-14
 vsEast:  5-13   vsCntrl:13-22   vsWest:  7-10 IL: 4-10

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 84 Sat, Jul  2   BOS  L   4-10      29-55  6th 16.0 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
 Last 10: 2-8    Last 20: 5-15   Last 30: 9-21
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Sat, Jul 02, 2011 BOS 10 @HOU  4        W:Andrew Miller (2-0), L: J. A. Happ (3-10), S: none
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 2-0; 2010 -  0-0; 2009 -  0-0; All-Time - BOS leads 6-2

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 (5.27 RS/G) vs. Astros Pitchers (5.10 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS
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/.000 1/no AB 1/no AB 1/.000 ··· 229/190 .234/.332/.325/.657 .590/.670 .681 58/.641 0/1 4/0
2.Ellsbury* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 1/2.000 ··· 2/.000 363/254 .300/.361/.453/.814 .655/.879 .852 103/.814 25/10 9/0
28.Gonzalez* G/S/vP ··· 1/2.000 1/.000 ··· 2/1.500 ··· 371/245 .353/.407/.593/1.000 .742/1.133 .980 105/1.130 1/0 16/2
54.McDonald G/S/vP ··· 1/5.000 1/no AB 1/no AB ··· ··· 61/21 .125/.197/.250/.447 .524/.296 .450 38/.413 1/2 2/1
60.Navarro G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/ 1.000/1.000/4.000/5.000 5.000/ 5.000 1/5.000 0/0 1/
34.Ortiz* G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 3/.333 316/215 .302/.383/.565/.948 .965/.938 .917 79/.824 1/0 17/0
15.Pedroia G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 1/.000 2/1.000 3/.667 372/260 .277/.391/.406/.797 1.032/.700 .807 106/1.081 15/2 7/4
16.Reddick* G/S/vP ··· 2/2.000 ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 49/40 .452/.490/.714/1.204 1.556/1.122 1.246 34/1.357 1/0 1/1
39.Saltalamacchia# G/S/vP ··· 2/no AB 1/no AB ··· ··· ··· 187/128 .251/.326/.425/.751 .653/.798 .668 53/.820 0/0 5/1
10.Scutaro G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 2/.500 160/114 .267/.327/.370/.697 .729/.684 .581 84/.760 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 ··· 1/2.000 1/no AB 1/no AB 1/.000 1/2.000 329/224 .271/.392/.480/.872 1.004/.811 .659 93/.882 1/0 11/5
IP 36.0 19.2 36.2 13.0 37.1 38.0 TOTAL .275/.350/.445/.794 .768/.807 .759 .840 54/20 93/41
ERA-K/9 4.75/7.0 7.32/6.9 4.91/5.1 3.46/8.3 3.13/7.5 3.08/7.8 4.70/7.4

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

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 156/.275 99/.326 168/.283 55/.239 157/.250 161/.259 .269  Ellsbury
 Drew
 Reddick
 Gonzalez
 Sutton
 McDonald
0/78/0/5
0/0/60/3
9/2/3/1
0/0/2/0
2/0/0/0
14/4/8/0
OPS .836 .946 .767 .678 .673 .686 .778
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 70/.769 45/.630 64/.875 32/.544 62/.851 66/.676 .819
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 86/.890 54/1.257 104/.703 23/.867 95/.553 95/.693 .753
Home 80/.882 57/1.105 93/.807 34/.590 97/.765 74/.696
Last 28d days 109/.878 30/1.009 50/1.005 26/.781 52/.689 43/1.008
HR/SB/CS 5/0/0 5/1/0 3/5/1 1/3/0 2/1/1 3/3/1 102/72/17
Usage XXo····X ·X··o··X ·o····oX oX·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 Beckett
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
35.Wheeler
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
12.Barmes G/S/vP 6/.666 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 1/2.000 1/no AB 222/162 .237/.312/.364/.676 .613/.699 .595 84/.619 0/0 3/3
19.Bogusevic* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 33/31 .207/.303/.207/.510 .500/.505 .507 2/.000 1/0 0/0
21.Bourn* G/S/vP 4/.000 1/2.000 3/.000 ··· ··· 3/.666 1/.000 4/1.000 366/266 .297/.362/.412/.774 .747/.784 .803 101/.922 35/4 1/2
22.Corporan# G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 56/39 .173/.200/.231/.431 .878/.240 .494 56/.431 0/0 0/2
16.Downs G/S/vP ··· 1/no AB ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/2.000 105/86 .284/.390/.591/.981 .328/1.134 1.121 34/1.240 0/0 6/3
23.Johnson G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/2.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 295/216 .245/.285/.397/.682 .576/.721 .600 87/.743 2/2 6/8
8.Keppinger G/S/vP 3/.666 1/2.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/3.000 125/95 .319/.339/.420/.759 1.090/.652 .707 88/.746 0/1 2/2
45.Lee G/S/vP 8/1.250 ··· 2/2.500 1/.000 2/.000 3/.000 2/.000 8/.393 340/256 .270/.321/.424/.745 .960/.677 .791 104/.913 3/2 7/4
4.Michaels G/S/vP 11/1.255 ··· ··· ··· 4/1.250 1/.000 1/.000 4/.500 90/45 .209/.244/.314/.558 .653/.460 .632 46/.638 0/0 2/0
9.Pence G/S/vP 4/1.000 ··· 2/.000 1/no AB ··· 4/1.750 2/1.000 3/.666 346/257 .323/.364/.500/.864 .777/.894 .922 80/.954 4/0 10/4
36.Sanchez G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 1/.000 204/151 .254/.308/.315/.623 .613/.625 .604 30/.509 2/0 1/6
46.Towles G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 2/2.000 ··· 1/.000 142/93 .184/.270/.304/.574 .527/.598 .590 34/.469 0/0 3/4
29.Wallace* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 293/235 .287/.373/.409/.783 .540/.845 .891 75/.558 1/1 4/5
IP 98.0 50.1 30.1 40.0 14.2 18.2 31.2 24.1 TOTAL .263/.317/.385/.702 .705/.702 .727 .711 67/15 48/62
ERA-K/9 2.20/7.3 3.75/5.0 2.97/8.3 2.25/8.8 6.75/10.4 3.86/7.7 3.69/11.6 5.92/7.0 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 378/.178 220/.233 130/.235 150/.163 76/.333 79/.221 133/.242 105/.287 .239  Pence
 Lee
 Bourn
 Michaels
 Bogusevic
0/0/78/6
62/0/0/6
0/80/0/3
19/0/3/1
9/0/0/0
OPS .518 .688 .607 .513 .892 .734 .641 .790 .692
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 230/.538 99/.662 56/.696 79/.591 45/.908 34/.864 66/.576 42/.981 .685
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 148/.489 121/.709 74/.541 71/.415 31/.868 45/.648 67/.705 63/.667 .698
Road 234/.585 70/.701 58/.508 82/.611 35/.814 33/.582 68/.643 41/.756
Last 28d days 81/.488 59/.733 33/.526 35/.243 13/1.062 5/.000 26/.439 35/.581
HR/SB/CS 6/11/4 4/5/0 1/4/0 3/4/1 1/2/0 2/1/0 2/2/0 4/1/1 72/77/22
Usage ····X··· X·····o· ·o·····o ooo···oX o·o·X··· ·o·oo··· ·oo···o· 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.