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Game Preview: BOS @ KCR, 8:10 pm, Friday, August 19, 2011 @Kauffman Stadium

RedSox, 75-48, 75-48 2nd, ½ GB, 10 up in WC

SP: Andrew Miller (26, LHP, 4-1, 5.40)

2011 Gamelogs / 2011 Splits / vs. KCR Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2011 (4-1) 43.1 55 29 26 28 30 5 5.40
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 4-1 34.2 44 24 21 22 19 4 5.45 41
2011-07-31 @CHW ND 5.2 10 3 3 1 8 0 106 44
2011-07-26 KCR ND 3.2 9 7 5 2 1 2 80 18
2011-07-20 @BAL W 5.2 2 0 0 6 3 0 103 62
2011-07-15 @TBR L 2.2 5 7 7 5 0 1 85 15
2011-07-07 BAL W 5.0 6 3 3 4 0 0 97 39
2011-07-02 @HOU W 6.0 7 2 2 2 3 1 85 51
2011-06-26 @PIT W 6.0 5 2 1 2 4 0 109 58
Last 5 v.KCR 0-2 9.1 19 16 12 7 8 2 11.57 29
2011-07-26 KCR ND 3.2 9 7 5 2 1 2 80 18
2008-05-16 KCR L 5.0 5 4 2 3 6 0 102 48
2007-08-29 @KCR L 0.2 5 5 5 2 1 0 43 21
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   38-24   Road:   37-24   ExtrInn: 5-3 
 vsRHP:  48-34   vsLHP:  27-14   1-Run:  17-12
 vsEast: 31-15   vsCntrl:19-15   vsWest: 15-10 IL:10-8 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
123 Thu, Aug 18  @KCR  W   4-3       75-48  2nd  0.5 gb
122 Wed, Aug 17   TBR  L   0-4       74-48  2nd  0.5 gb
121 Tue, Aug 16   TBR  L   2-6       74-47  2nd  0.5 gb
120 Tue, Aug 16   TBR  W   3-1       74-46  2nd  0.5 gb
119 Sun, Aug 14  @SEA  L   3-5       73-46  1st  0.5 up
118 Sat, Aug 13  @SEA  L   4-5       73-45  1st  1.0 up
117 Fri, Aug 12  @SEA  W   6-4       73-44  1st  2.0 up
116 Wed, Aug 10  @MIN  L   2-5       72-44  1st  1.5 up
115 Tue, Aug  9  @MIN  W   4-3       72-43  1st  2.5 up
114 Mon, Aug  8  @MIN  W   8-6       71-43  1st  1.5 up
 Last 10: 5-5    Last 20:11-9    Last 30:18-12
Royals, 51-74, 51-74 5th, 15 GB, 25 GB in WC

SP: Jeff Francis (30, LHP, 4-13, 4.76)

2011 Gamelogs / 2011 Splits / vs. BOS Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2011 (4-13) 151.1 179 84 80 28 78 15 4.76
2010 (4-6) 104.1 119 61 58 23 67 11 5.00
2008 (4-10) 143.2 164 84 80 49 94 21 5.01
Last 7 GS 1-4 42.0 49 23 23 7 28 4 4.93 48
2011-08-14 @CHW L 3.2 10 6 6 2 1 1 83 16
2011-08-09 @TBR L 7.0 5 4 4 0 4 1 80 55
2011-08-04 BAL ND 5.0 10 4 4 0 3 1 94 34
2011-07-29 @CLE W 8.0 4 0 0 1 6 0 115 79
2011-07-23 TBR ND 5.0 9 3 3 2 6 0 104 41
2011-07-16 @MIN L 7.1 7 4 4 1 2 1 106 49
2011-07-10 DET L 6.0 4 2 2 1 6 0 96 61
Last 5 v.BOS 1-0 5.0 7 0 0 2 6 0 0.00 57
2007-06-14 @BOS W 5.0 7 0 0 2 6 0 103 57
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   32-35   Road:   19-39   ExtrInn:10-7 
 vsRHP:  40-54   vsLHP:  11-20   1-Run:  21-25
 vsEast: 13-18   vsCntrl:19-29   vsWest: 14-14 IL: 5-13

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
125 Thu, Aug 18   BOS  L   3-4       51-74  5th 15.0 gb
124 Wed, Aug 17   NYY  W   5-4       51-73  5th 14.5 gb
123 Tue, Aug 16   NYY  L   7-9       50-73  5th 15.5 gb
122 Mon, Aug 15   NYY  L   4-7       50-72  5th 14.5 gb
121 Sun, Aug 14  @CHW  L   2-6       50-71  5th 14.5 gb
120 Sat, Aug 13  @CHW  L   4-5       50-70  5th 14.5 gb
119 Fri, Aug 12  @CHW  W   5-1       50-69  5th 13.5 gb
118 Thu, Aug 11  @TBR  L   1-4       49-69  5th 13.5 gb
117 Wed, Aug 10  @TBR  L   7-8       49-68  5th 12.5 gb
116 Tue, Aug  9  @TBR  L   0-4       49-67  5th 12.5 gb
 Last 10: 2-8    Last 20: 7-13   Last 30:13-17
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Thu, Aug 18, 2011 BOS  4 @KCR  3        W:Josh Beckett (10-5), L: Luke Hochevar (8-10), S: Jonathan Papelbon (29)
Thu, Jul 28, 2011 KCR  4 @BOS  3        W:Luke Hochevar (7-8), L: Josh Beckett (9-4), S: Joakim Soria (19)
Wed, Jul 27, 2011 BOS 12  KCR  5        W:John Lackey (9-8), L: Bruce Chen (5-4), S: none
Tue, Jul 26, 2011 BOS 13  KCR  9        W:Alfredo Aceves (6-1), L: Nathan Adcock (1-1), S: none
Mon, Jul 25, 2011 KCR  3 @BOS  1 (14)   W:Louis Coleman (1-2), L: Randy Williams (0-1), S: Joakim Soria (18)

Sun, May 30, 2010 BOS  8  KCR  1        W:Jon Lester (6-2), L: Brad Thompson (0-4), S: none
Sat, May 29, 2010 BOS  1  KCR  0        W:Clay Buchholz (7-3), L: Zack Greinke (1-6), S: Jonathan Papelbon (12)
Fri, May 28, 2010 KCR 12 @BOS  5        W:Kyle Davies (4-3), L: Tim Wakefield (1-3), S: none
Thu, May 27, 2010 KCR  4 @BOS  3        W:Brian Bannister (4-3), L: Daisuke Matsuzaka (3-2), S: Joakim Soria (12)
Sun, Apr 11, 2010 BOS  8 @KCR  6        W:Clay Buchholz (1-0), L: Gil Meche (0-1), S: Jonathan Papelbon (2)
Season Series: 2011 - BOS over 3-2; 2010 - BOS won 4-3; 2009 - BOS won 5-3; All-Time - KCR leads 214-213

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 (5.31 RS/G) vs. Royals Pitchers (4.82 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 26.Francis*
G/S/vB
47.Adcock
G/S/vB
46.Coleman
G/S/vB
55.Collins*
G/S/vB
43.Crow
G/S/vB
23.Duffy*
G/S/vB
56.Holland
G/S/vB
59.Paulino
G/S/vB
48.Soria
G/S/vB
61.Teaford*
G/S/vB
38.Wood
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
3.Aviles G/S/vP 6/.833 ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 3/2.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 238/167 .233/.268/.384/.652 .875/.559 .753 52/.695 11/2 5/10
13.Crawford* G/S/vP ··· 1/no AB ··· 2/.000 1/.000 2/.000 1/.000 ··· 6/.666 ··· 2/1.000 397/268 .249/.284/.377/.661 .506/.734 .648 102/.655 17/5 7/2
2.Ellsbury* G/S/vP ··· 3/2.333 1/no AB 1/3.000 1/2.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· 2/.500 ··· 2/.000 557/398 .313/.370/.518/.887 .756/.938 .842 119/.875 33/11 22/0
28.Gonzalez* G/S/vP 32/.509 2/2.000 1/2.000 1/.000 1/.000 3/1.667 2/1.000 3/.000 ··· ··· 3/1.167 551/370 .343/.405/.538/.942 .751/1.035 .929 112/.846 1/0 18/3
12.Lowrie# G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 249/166 .256/.301/.388/.689 .950/.554 .550 33/.472 0/1 4/13
54.McDonald G/S/vP ··· 2/.000 ··· ··· ··· 3/.333 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 108/36 .167/.259/.333/.593 .750/.288 .709 25/.701 2/3 4/2
34.Ortiz* G/S/vP 3/.667 2/.500 1/.000 ··· 1/2.000 2/3.000 2/.500 ··· 3/1.000 ··· 2/1.000 464/313 .300/.388/.557/.945 1.002/.918 .896 98/.973 1/1 24/0
15.Pedroia G/S/vP 3/.666 3/1.334 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 2/3.500 2/2.500 ··· 5/.400 ··· 3/2.500 559/402 .309/.399/.477/.875 1.124/.782 .869 114/.895 24/6 16/4
16.Reddick* G/S/vP ··· 2/1.000 1/2.000 3/.333 1/.000 2/.000 ··· ··· 3/1.000 ··· 1/no AB 182/155 .307/.357/.515/.872 .986/.853 .926 83/.641 1/2 6/3
39.Saltalamacchia# G/S/vP ··· 1/2.000 1/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 2/.000 4/.000 ··· ··· 284/197 .247/.310/.452/.762 .590/.838 .762 61/.744 0/0 11/4
10.Scutaro G/S/vP ··· 3/.333 1/2.000 1/.000 1/.000 3/1.000 1/.000 ··· 2/.000 ··· 1/no AB 286/210 .279/.342/.380/.721 .700/.729 .677 67/.805 4/1 5/8
33.Varitek# G/S/vP 3/1.334 1/.000 ··· 1/5.000 1/.000 2/.500 ··· ··· 5/.200 ··· 2/.000 204/141 .228/.308/.411/.720 .794/.686 .734 43/.715 0/0 8/0
IP 151.1 48.1 49.1 55.2 55.0 82.2 44.2 98.1 51.1 19.1 52.1 TOTAL .277/.349/.452/.801 .797/.803 .764 .773 87/31 150/61
ERA-K/9 4.76/4.6 4.66/5.2 1.64/9.5 3.56/6.9 2.29/8.8 5.66/7.5 1.61/10.7 4.30/8.1 4.21/8.2 4.19/4.7 3.61/8.3 4.50/6.4

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Saltalamacchia (63-26-16)
 Varitek (48-11-5)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 654/.293 215/.273 192/.172 244/.217 229/.216 379/.298 172/.178 424/.287 222/.271 78/.282 224/.232 .272  Ellsbury
 Reddick
 Crawford
 McDonald
 Aviles
 Gonzalez
0/118/0/6
19/3/29/5
93/0/0/1
20/5/20/1
0/0/3/0
0/0/2/0
OPS .764 .784 .579 .691 .649 .883 .524 .785 .741 .867 .666 .774
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 142/.582 94/.847 69/.600 114/.678 103/.835 97/.841 75/.577 222/.834 116/.659 39/.611 104/.668 .793
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 512/.816 121/.733 123/.565 130/.702 126/.494 282/.898 97/.483 202/.733 106/.824 39/1.095 120/.665 .760
Home 321/.704 93/.657 111/.611 123/.753 126/.636 191/.875 85/.356 190/.817 139/.573 58/.985 117/.479
Last 28d days 128/.880 47/.652 55/.513 45/.814 42/.864 118/1.000 69/.507 126/.825 50/.935 18/1.268 61/.713
HR/SB/CS 15/15/5 5/2/1 5/2/4 4/5/1 5/6/1 12/10/7 3/0/0 9/10/2 6/0/1 5/2/1 5/3/3 127/91/41
Usage ····X··· ··X·X··· ·X····X· o·oX···· o·X··X·· ··X····X ·oX···X· ···X···· ·X··o··· ···Xo··· X··o·X·X
Royals Batters (4.34 RS/G) vs. RedSox Pitchers (4.19 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
46.Morales*
G/S/vB
58.Papelbon
G/S/vB
35.Wheeler
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
16.Butler G/S/vP 7/1.738 3/1.167 4/1.167 5/1.000 2/.000 6/.666 10/.000 512/385 .293/.369/.456/.825 .930/.791 .845 114/.910 1/1 15/0
53.Cabrera# G/S/vP 12/.432 1/.000 2/.000 2/1.000 1/2.000 9/1.792 5/1.650 550/383 .309/.341/.482/.824 .776/.844 .734 107/.947 16/7 16/3
2.Escobar G/S/vP 2/2.000 2/.000 2/1.000 ··· 3/.000 ··· 1/.000 474/355 .253/.289/.336/.624 .561/.645 .524 98/.621 18/7 2/12
21.Francoeur G/S/vP 11/.495 3/1.000 7/1.000 2/.000 3/.667 5/.400 2/.500 517/393 .275/.327/.459/.786 .981/.727 .811 106/.861 19/7 15/4
17.Getz* G/S/vP ··· 1/2.000 3/1.667 1/.000 1/.000 1/.000 2/2.000 397/294 .256/.314/.284/.598 .642/.583 .633 48/.598 19/7 0/5
9.Giavotella G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 55/50 .288/.327/.423/.750 .933/.729 .967 55/.750 4/2 1/3
4.Gordon* G/S/vP 7/1.429 1/3.000 3/.667 2/1.500 1/.000 3/.666 2/.000 550/384 .297/.370/.488/.858 .823/.874 .941 122/.927 12/7 16/2
35.Hosmer* G/S/vP 3/1.000 1/.000 ··· 2/.000 3/.666 ··· 1/2.000 400/290 .268/.320/.415/.735 .525/.815 .765 107/.668 6/4 10/6
12.Maier* G/S/vP ··· 2/.000 2/1.500 ··· ··· 1/.000 1/.000 88/54 .253/.364/.360/.724 .624/.789 .742 20/.594 1/0 0/0
8.Moustakas* G/S/vP 2/.000 2/.000 ··· ··· 2/1.000 1/.000 1/.000 224/168 .195/.248/.244/.492 .223/.582 .406 91/.494 0/0 1/4
27.Pena# G/S/vP ··· ··· 2/1.000 2/.000 ··· 2/.000 3/.000 212/150 .262/.302/.364/.666 .634/.680 .506 43/.612 0/0 3/2
13.Perez G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 31/31 .200/.194/.267/.460 /.460 .333 31/.460 0/0 0/1
IP 43.1 78.2 50.2 58.0 33.1 51.2 40.0 TOTAL .267/.325/.399/.724 .710/.729 .720 .750 120/47 92/70
ERA-K/9 5.40/6.2 3.20/5.7 2.84/9.2 2.17/9.2 4.05/8.1 2.96/11.7 4.05/7.2 3.89/7.4

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Pena (43-24-3)
 Perez (7-2-1)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 213/.314 333/.222 211/.222 221/.169 141/.236 206/.211 163/.240 .244  Gordon
 Cabrera
 Francoeur
 Maier
117/0/0/19
8/114/2/12
0/0/121/12
7/8/8/0
OPS .874 .660 .604 .519 .756 .562 .680 .699
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 51/.860 147/.622 90/.725 126/.618 71/.800 100/.499 65/.861 .688
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 162/.877 186/.689 121/.517 95/.383 70/.713 106/.622 98/.564 .708
Road 126/.752 118/.708 85/.512 113/.551 52/.510 99/.540 59/.745
Last 28d days 69/1.066 55/.713 47/.755 43/.647 41/.767 36/.167 33/.592
HR/SB/CS 5/4/0 6/5/0 3/5/3 5/7/1 4/5/0 3/4/0 5/1/2 114/111/37
Usage ········ ·X···o·· ··X··X·· o·o···X· ··o··oo· o·o···o· ·oo·····

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.