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Game Preview: BOS @ KCR, 7:10pm, Saturday, August 20, 2011 @Kauffman Stadium

RedSox, 76-48, 76-48 2nd, ½ GB, 10 up in WC

SP: Tim Wakefield (44, RHP, 6-5, 4.90)

2011 Gamelogs / 2011 Splits / vs. KCR Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2011 (6-5) 121.1 123 77 66 34 66 19 4.90
2010 (4-10) 140.0 153 92 83 36 84 19 5.34
2009 (11-5) 129.2 137 67 66 50 72 12 4.58
Last 7 GS 2-2 46.2 53 33 26 10 33 8 5.01 46
2011-08-14 @SEA L 8.0 9 5 4 2 4 1 94 48
2011-08-08 @MIN ND 7.0 8 5 3 0 4 1 102 49
2011-08-03 CLE ND 6.2 5 3 3 2 6 1 99 56
2011-07-29 @CHW L 7.0 3 3 3 2 5 1 101 62
2011-07-24 SEA W 6.1 10 7 7 1 4 2 100 28
2011-07-18 @BAL ND 4.2 9 7 3 2 3 2 93 27
2011-07-06 TOR W 7.0 9 3 3 1 7 0 106 53
Last 5 v.KCR 1-2 28.0 36 24 22 11 16 4 7.07 38
2010-05-28 KCR L 3.2 12 9 9 3 1 1 88 -1
2010-04-09 @KCR ND 7.0 6 2 2 1 6 2 96 62
2009-09-21 @KCR ND 5.0 5 5 4 7 2 1 103 34
2008-08-06 @KCR W 6.0 4 2 1 0 6 0 81 64
2007-07-17 KCR L 6.1 9 6 6 0 1 0 78 32
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   38-24   Road:   38-24   ExtrInn: 5-3 
 vsRHP:  48-34   vsLHP:  28-14   1-Run:  17-12
 vsEast: 31-15   vsCntrl:20-15   vsWest: 15-10 IL:10-8 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
124 Fri, Aug 19  @KCR  W   7-1       76-48  2nd  0.5 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
 Last 10: 5-5    Last 20:12-8    Last 30:18-12
Royals, 51-75, 51-75 5th, 16 GB, 26 GB in WC

SP: Felipe Paulino (27, RHP, 1-9, 4.30)

2011 Gamelogs / 2011 Splits / vs. BOS Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2011 (1-9) 98.1 107 52 47 35 89 9 4.30
2010 (1-9) 91.2 95 63 52 46 83 4 5.11
2009 (3-11) 97.2 126 73 68 37 93 20 6.27
Last 7 GS 1-3 41.2 44 20 20 18 39 4 4.32 50
2011-08-15 NYY L 5.1 8 5 5 5 4 0 107 31
2011-08-10 @TBR ND 5.0 3 1 1 4 1 1 84 54
2011-08-05 DET ND 6.2 6 3 3 2 7 1 114 55
2011-07-30 @CLE ND 6.0 4 0 0 2 4 0 104 66
2011-07-24 TBR L 5.2 7 4 4 2 6 0 105 43
2011-07-17 @MIN L 7.0 7 4 4 1 8 1 113 54
2011-07-05 @CHW W 6.0 9 3 3 2 9 1 120 49
Has never faced BOS as starter.
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   32-36   Road:   19-39   ExtrInn:10-7 
 vsRHP:  40-54   vsLHP:  11-21   1-Run:  21-25
 vsEast: 13-19   vsCntrl:19-29   vsWest: 14-14 IL: 5-13

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
126 Fri, Aug 19   BOS  L   1-7       51-75  5th 16.0 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
 Last 10: 2-8    Last 20: 6-14   Last 30:13-17
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Fri, Aug 19, 2011 BOS  7 @KCR  1        W:Andrew Miller (5-1), L: Jeff Francis (4-14), S: Alfredo Aceves (2)
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)
Season Series: 2011 - BOS over 4-2; 2010 - BOS won 4-3; 2009 - BOS won 5-3; All-Time - Tied 214-214

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 (5.32 RS/G) vs. Royals Pitchers (4.84 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 59.Paulino
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
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 3/2.000 ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 2/1.500 1/.000 243/167 .237/.271/.388/.659 .884/.559 .768 57/.723 12/2 5/10
13.Crawford* G/S/vP ··· 2/.500 ··· 2/.000 1/.000 2/.000 1/.000 6/.666 1/.000 2/1.000 402/269 .248/.283/.377/.661 .514/.731 .646 103/.659 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 1/no AB 2/.000 562/398 .313/.370/.517/.887 .757/.938 .841 120/.868 33/11 22/0
28.Gonzalez* G/S/vP 3/.000 2/2.000 1/2.000 1/.000 1/.000 3/1.667 2/1.000 ··· 2/2.500 3/1.167 556/370 .346/.406/.543/.950 .778/1.035 .944 113/.877 1/0 18/3
60.Lavarnway G/S/vP ··· 1/no AB ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 9/5 .125/.222/.125/.347 .500/.200 .347 9/.347 0/0 0/
12.Lowrie# G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 2/.500 1/.000 254/166 .264/.311/.394/.705 .983/.554 .588 38/.606 0/1 4/13
54.McDonald G/S/vP ··· 2/.000 ··· ··· ··· 3/.333 ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 112/36 .170/.259/.350/.609 .765/.288 .733 29/.750 2/3 4/2
34.Ortiz* G/S/vP ··· 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 94/.983 1/1 24/0
15.Pedroia G/S/vP ··· 3/1.334 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 2/3.500 2/2.500 5/.400 2/.000 3/2.500 564/402 .307/.399/.474/.872 1.106/.782 .863 115/.867 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 79/.675 1/2 6/3
39.Saltalamacchia# G/S/vP 2/.000 2/1.000 1/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 4/.000 1/.000 ··· 289/198 .246/.308/.458/.766 .622/.833 .771 66/.765 0/0 12/4
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 64/.762 4/1 5/8
33.Varitek# G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/5.000 1/.000 2/.500 ··· 5/.200 ··· 2/.000 204/141 .228/.308/.411/.720 .794/.686 .734 40/.719 0/0 8/0
IP 98.1 49.1 49.1 55.2 55.0 82.2 44.2 51.1 22.1 52.1 TOTAL .278/.349/.453/.803 .803/.802 .768 .783 88/31 151/61
ERA-K/9 4.30/8.1 4.56/5.1 1.64/9.5 3.56/6.9 2.29/8.8 5.66/7.5 1.61/10.7 4.21/8.2 4.03/5.2 3.61/8.3 4.51/6.4

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Saltalamacchia (64-26-16)
 Varitek (48-11-5)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 424/.287 218/.270 192/.172 244/.217 229/.216 379/.298 172/.178 222/.271 91/.272 224/.232 .272  Ellsbury
 Reddick
 Crawford
 McDonald
 Gonzalez
 Aviles
0/119/0/6
19/3/30/5
94/0/0/1
20/6/21/1
0/0/2/0
0/0/3/0
OPS .785 .779 .579 .691 .649 .883 .524 .741 .847 .666 .776
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 222/.834 96/.828 69/.600 114/.678 103/.835 97/.841 75/.577 116/.659 43/.668 104/.668 .794
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 202/.733 122/.738 123/.565 130/.702 126/.494 282/.898 97/.483 106/.824 48/.985 120/.665 .762
Home 190/.817 96/.649 111/.611 123/.753 126/.636 191/.875 85/.356 139/.573 71/.939 117/.479
Last 28d days 126/.825 50/.636 55/.513 45/.814 37/.911 118/1.000 58/.531 46/.977 31/1.054 61/.713
HR/SB/CS 9/10/2 5/2/1 5/2/4 4/5/1 5/6/1 12/10/7 3/0/0 6/0/1 5/2/1 5/3/3 128/92/41
Usage ····X··· o··X·X·· ··X····X ·o·oX··· ·o·X··X· ···X···· ··oX···X ··X··o·· X···Xo·· ·X··o·X·
Royals Batters (4.32 RS/G) vs. RedSox Pitchers (4.16 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 49.Wakefield
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 14/.972 5/1.350 4/1.167 5/1.000 2/.000 6/.666 10/.000 516/387 .293/.368/.456/.824 .914/.795 .843 113/.929 1/1 15/0
53.Cabrera# G/S/vP 15/1.038 2/.000 2/.000 2/1.000 1/2.000 9/1.792 5/1.650 554/384 .306/.339/.479/.817 .762/.842 .723 106/.957 16/7 16/3
2.Escobar G/S/vP ··· 3/.000 2/1.000 ··· 3/.000 ··· 1/.000 477/356 .252/.287/.334/.621 .556/.643 .519 97/.635 18/7 2/13
21.Francoeur G/S/vP 2/.000 5/.900 7/1.000 2/.000 3/.667 5/.400 2/.500 521/395 .275/.328/.461/.789 .990/.726 .816 106/.861 19/7 15/4
17.Getz* G/S/vP 6/.666 1/2.000 3/1.667 1/.000 1/.000 1/.000 2/2.000 397/294 .256/.314/.284/.598 .642/.583 .633 44/.626 19/7 0/5
9.Giavotella G/S/vP ··· 2/.000 ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 59/52 .268/.305/.393/.698 .629/.700 .838 59/.698 4/2 1/3
4.Gordon* G/S/vP 8/1.196 2/1.500 3/.667 2/1.500 1/.000 3/.666 2/.000 554/385 .296/.370/.486/.855 .819/.871 .935 121/.891 13/7 16/2
35.Hosmer* G/S/vP ··· 3/.000 ··· 2/.000 3/.666 ··· 1/2.000 404/292 .268/.319/.413/.732 .534/.809 .760 106/.626 6/4 10/6
12.Maier* G/S/vP 8/.833 2/.000 2/1.500 ··· ··· 1/.000 1/.000 88/54 .253/.364/.360/.724 .624/.789 .742 19/.628 1/0 0/0
8.Moustakas* G/S/vP ··· 3/.000 ··· ··· 2/1.000 1/.000 1/.000 227/169 .198/.253/.251/.505 .290/.578 .439 90/.488 0/0 1/4
27.Pena# G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 2/1.000 2/.000 ··· 2/.000 3/.000 215/151 .258/.298/.359/.656 .614/.675 .491 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 121.1 82.1 50.2 58.0 33.1 51.2 40.0 TOTAL .266/.325/.398/.722 .708/.728 .717 .744 121/47 92/71
ERA-K/9 4.90/4.9 3.06/5.8 2.84/9.2 2.17/9.2 4.05/8.1 2.96/11.7 4.05/7.2 3.87/7.3

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Pena (44-24-3)
 Perez (7-2-1)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 518/.262 346/.216 211/.222 221/.169 141/.236 206/.211 163/.240 .243  Gordon
 Cabrera
 Francoeur
 Maier
118/0/0/19
8/115/2/12
0/0/122/12
7/8/8/0
OPS .777 .647 .604 .519 .756 .562 .680 .698
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 219/.696 153/.595 90/.725 126/.618 71/.800 100/.499 65/.861 .688
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 299/.837 193/.687 121/.517 95/.383 70/.713 106/.622 98/.564 .706
Road 278/.791 131/.668 85/.512 113/.551 52/.510 99/.540 59/.745
Last 28d days 148/.768 68/.639 47/.755 37/.643 41/.767 32/.125 33/.592
HR/SB/CS 19/5/6 6/5/0 3/5/3 5/7/1 4/5/0 3/4/0 5/1/2 114/112/37
Usage ·····X·· X·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.