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Game Preview: BOS @ PIT, 7:05pm, Friday, June 24, 2011 @PNC Park

RedSox, 44-30, 44-30 1st, ½ up

SP: Jon Lester (27, LHP, 9-3, 3.70)

2011 Gamelogs / 2011 Splits / vs. PIT Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2011 (9-3) 97.1 88 41 40 36 95 14 3.70
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 5-2 45.2 45 24 23 16 44 7 4.53 52
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
2011-05-30 CHW L 5.2 8 7 7 4 4 1 127 25
2011-05-25 @CLE W 6.0 3 0 0 1 7 0 97 72
2011-05-20 CHC W 6.0 12 5 5 2 5 0 104 31
2011-05-15 @NYY W 6.0 5 4 4 4 7 2 109 49
Has never faced PIT as starter.
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   22-16   Road:   22-14   ExtrInn: 3-2 
 vsRHP:  28-21   vsLHP:  16-9    1-Run:   9-8 
 vsEast: 18-9    vsCntrl:10-9    vsWest: 11-8  IL: 5-4 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 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
 71 Sun, Jun 19   MIL  W  12-3       43-28  1st  1.5 up
 70 Sat, Jun 18   MIL  L   2-4       42-28  1st  1.5 up
 69 Fri, Jun 17   MIL  W  10-4       42-27  1st  2.5 up
 68 Thu, Jun 16  @TBR  W   4-2       41-27  1st  1.5 up
 67 Wed, Jun 15  @TBR  W   3-0       40-27  1st  1.5 up
 66 Tue, Jun 14  @TBR  L   0-4       39-27  1st  1.5 up
 65 Sun, Jun 12  @TOR  W  14-1       39-26  1st  2.0 up
 Last 10: 6-4    Last 20:14-6    Last 30:20-10
Pirates, 37-37, 37-37 4th, 3 GB, 3 GB in WC

SP: Paul Maholm (29, LHP, 3-8, 3.29)

2011 Gamelogs / 2011 Splits / vs. BOS Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2011 (3-8) 95.2 77 38 35 34 61 6 3.29
2010 (9-15) 185.1 228 119 105 62 102 15 5.10
2009 (8-9) 194.2 221 102 96 60 119 14 4.44
Last 7 GS 2-3 45.2 32 16 15 13 29 4 2.96 58
2011-06-18 @CLE L 6.1 7 4 4 2 3 1 101 44
2011-06-13 NYM W 7.0 3 0 0 2 4 0 95 73
2011-06-08 ARI ND 6.0 1 0 0 3 4 0 94 71
2011-06-02 @NYM ND 5.2 8 7 6 2 2 1 91 27
2011-05-28 @CHC W 9.0 3 0 0 0 4 0 91 85
2011-05-22 DET L 5.1 6 2 2 2 5 1 96 51
2011-05-16 @WSN L 6.1 4 3 3 2 7 1 102 58
Has never faced BOS as starter.
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   17-19   Road:   20-18   ExtrInn: 3-3 
 vsRHP:  25-30   vsLHP:  12-7    1-Run:  12-7 
 vsEast:  8-12   vsCntrl:16-10   vsWest:  9-10 IL: 4-5 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 74 Wed, Jun 22   BAL  W   5-4       37-37  4th  3.0 gb
 73 Tue, Jun 21   BAL  W   9-3       36-37  4th  4.0 gb
 72 Mon, Jun 20   BAL  L   3-8       35-37  4th  4.5 gb
 71 Sun, Jun 19  @CLE  L   2-5 (11)  35-36  4th  4.0 gb
 70 Sat, Jun 18  @CLE  L   1-5       35-35  4th  4.0 gb
 69 Fri, Jun 17  @CLE  L   1-5       35-34  4th  3.0 gb
 68 Thu, Jun 16  @HOU  W   5-4       35-33  4th  3.0 gb
 67 Wed, Jun 15  @HOU  W   7-3       34-33  4th  4.0 gb
 66 Tue, Jun 14  @HOU  W   1-0       33-33  4th  4.0 gb
 65 Mon, Jun 13   NYM  W   3-1       32-33  4th  5.0 gb
 Last 10: 6-4    Last 20:11-9    Last 30:16-14
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Sun, Jun 19, 2005 BOS  8  PIT  0        W:Matt Clement (8-1), L: Kip Wells (5-6), S: none
Sat, Jun 18, 2005 PIT  2 @BOS  0        W:Rick White (3-3), L: Alan Embree (1-4), S: Jose Mesa (18)
Fri, Jun 17, 2005 BOS  6  PIT  5        W:Keith Foulke (4-3), L: Rick White (2-3), S: none
Thu, Jun 05, 2003 PIT  5  BOS  4        W:Brian Boehringer (3-1), L: Ramiro Mendoza (1-2), S: Mike Williams (16)
Wed, Jun 04, 2003 BOS  8 @PIT  3        W:Derek Lowe (5-3), L: Jeff D'Amico (4-6), S: none
Wed, Jun 04, 2003 BOS 11 @PIT  4        W:Byung-Hyun Kim (2-5), L: Kris Benson (5-6), S: none
Season Series: 2011 -  0-0; 2010 -  0-0; 2009 -  0-0; All-Time - BOS leads 4-2

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 (5.41 RS/G) vs. Pirates Pitchers (3.96 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 28.Maholm*
G/S/vB
52.Hanrahan
G/S/vB
34.McCutchen
G/S/vB
30.Resop
G/S/vB
43.Veras
G/S/vB
48.Wood
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
23.Cameron G/S/vP 33/1.252 4/.250 ··· ··· ··· ··· 98/34 .161/.227/.287/.514 .568/.412 .583 37/.481 0/0 3/1
7.Drew* G/S/vP 3/1.334 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 215/178 .228/.330/.326/.656 .623/.663 .684 65/.548 0/1 4/0
2.Ellsbury* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· 3/1.000 ··· 330/236 .310/.372/.465/.837 .672/.901 .906 107/.856 24/10 8/0
28.Gonzalez* G/S/vP 13/.453 1/.000 3/1.666 2/.000 ··· 1/.000 334/222 .359/.410/.609/1.019 .752/1.152 1.013 103/1.213 1/0 15/2
54.McDonald G/S/vP 4/1.250 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 2/.000 40/13 .108/.175/.189/.364 .425/.237 .220 17/.180 1/1 1/1
34.Ortiz* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· 2/.500 ··· 304/209 .313/.391/.586/.977 .998/.967 .975 96/1.114 1/0 17/
15.Pedroia G/S/vP ··· 1/3.000 ··· ··· 5/.400 ··· 334/235 .274/.390/.397/.788 1.048/.683 .789 104/1.016 13/2 6/3
16.Reddick* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 26/22 .409/.462/.636/1.098 1.000/1.121 1.056 17/1.126 1/0 0/0
39.Saltalamacchia# G/S/vP 3/1.167 1/2.000 ··· ··· 3/1.000 ··· 166/114 .250/.313/.428/.741 .681/.769 .630 54/.850 0/0 5/1
10.Scutaro G/S/vP 4/.500 1/.000 ··· ··· 4/2.500 ··· 129/94 .293/.359/.397/.756 .852/.721 .633 53/.944 1/0 2/4
44.Sutton# G/S/vP ··· 1/2.000 3/.666 ··· ··· ··· 39/28 .297/.316/.486/.802 .455/.947 .792 25/.683 0/0 0/2
33.Varitek# G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· 7/.143 ··· 123/83 .234/.328/.364/.692 .656/.711 .709 39/.956 0/0 3/0
20.Youkilis G/S/vP ··· 1/3.000 ··· ··· 7/1.571 ··· 299/205 .279/.395/.506/.901 1.036/.841 .677 99/.866 1/0 11/4
IP 95.2 34.1 37.2 33.2 32.2 6.2 TOTAL .279/.353/.450/.803 .785/.811 .768 .862 51/19 84/36
ERA-K/9 3.29/5.7 1.31/7.9 2.39/4.5 3.74/11.2 3.03/10.2 4.05/2.7 3.59/6.2

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Saltalamacchia (42-13-6)
 Varitek (28-8-4)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 393/.221 130/.205 152/.268 145/.225 137/.175 29/.286 .257  Ellsbury
 Drew
 Sutton
 McDonald
 Reddick
 Cameron
0/71/0/5
0/0/55/3
1/0/0/0
10/4/5/0
4/1/3/0
4/2/23/0
OPS .617 .533 .734 .637 .575 .842 .702
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 85/.624 58/.556 63/.891 55/.665 60/.709 16/.875 .771
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 308/.615 72/.514 89/.622 90/.619 77/.467 13/.795 .656
Home 205/.546 73/.514 92/.745 76/.717 69/.454 17/.448
Last 28d days 134/.531 38/.272 74/.989 43/.595 48/.456 29/.842
HR/SB/CS 6/5/2 1/1/0 4/4/2 3/2/1 3/3/1 1/1/0 62/49/16
Usage ·····X·· ·o·X···· ···X···· ·oo·o·X· ·oo·oo·X ··Xoo·Xo
Pirates Batters (3.77 RS/G) vs. RedSox Pitchers (4.23 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 31.Lester*
G/S/vB
91.Aceves
G/S/vB
32.Albers
G/S/vB
51.Bard
G/S/vB
64.Bowden
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
26.Brown G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 30/25 .107/.138/.107/.245 .000/.297 .143 30/.245 1/0 0/0
5.Cedeno G/S/vP 3/1.333 2/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 3/2.334 4/.000 249/190 .232/.289/.326/.615 .643/.605 .536 87/.561 1/4 2/4
3.Ciriaco G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 6/6 .000/.000/.000/.000 /.000 .000 5/.000 0/0 0/0
23.Diaz G/S/vP 3/.666 ··· 1/.000 1/2.000 ··· 4/1.000 ··· 1/.000 129/63 .260/.295/.317/.612 .562/.662 .593 41/.657 4/0 0/2
46.Jones* G/S/vP 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 2/.000 ··· ··· 211/184 .246/.341/.415/.757 .226/.840 .660 70/.695 3/2 7/1
22.McCutchen G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 320/246 .289/.393/.474/.867 .981/.832 .837 107/.989 14/5 10/4
55.McKenry G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 28/23 .222/.222/.259/.481 .800/.409 .538 28/.481 0/0 0/0
37.Overbay* G/S/vP 25/1.082 4/.000 9/.444 4/.750 3/2.333 15/.757 30/.919 11/.808 273/198 .226/.305/.350/.655 .736/.624 .662 89/.655 1/1 5/6
38.Paul* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 123/107 .274/.303/.372/.674 .192/.748 .415 70/.773 9/2 1/0
31.Tabata G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 287/219 .260/.343/.352/.695 .866/.644 .766 102/.651 14/5 3/2
18.Walker# G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 310/216 .256/.323/.397/.720 .540/.803 .603 105/.669 4/2 8/4
2.Wood G/S/vP 3/.000 5/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 3/1.666 132/92 .221/.269/.311/.581 .493/.619 .639 60/.663 0/0 2/0
IP 97.1 48.2 28.1 35.1 7.0 29.0 63.1 21.2 TOTAL .241/.311/.352/.663 .648/.667 .614 .657 54/24 48/45
ERA-K/9 3.70/8.8 3.70/5.2 2.86/8.6 2.55/8.4 1.29/2.6 4.03/12.1 4.26/4.4 6.23/6.6 4.00/7.2

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Brown (6-1-3)
 McKenry (6-2-0)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 409/.242 212/.231 120/.224 133/.182 31/.286 123/.252 260/.221 95/.297 .238  McCutchen
 Tabata
 Diaz
 Paul
 Jones
0/71/0/7
65/2/0/4
7/0/28/2
16/3/33/2
0/0/48/2
OPS .729 .689 .563 .553 .641 .667 .707 .832 .691
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 89/.548 97/.654 54/.594 71/.660 10/.733 62/.614 109/.576 37/1.066 .672
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 320/.781 115/.718 66/.538 62/.420 21/.596 61/.721 151/.799 58/.690 .706
Road 237/.658 62/.707 48/.376 65/.721 7/.143 58/.699 107/.701 31/.871
Last 28d days 117/.748 94/.772 41/.512 33/.285 31/.641 33/.722 109/.711 38/.569
HR/SB/CS 14/6/7 4/5/0 0/4/0 3/4/1 0/1/1 2/1/0 10/2/1 4/1/1 65/70/21
Usage ·····X·· ··X····X ·X·X··o· ··X····o ·X·X·o·· ··o····o ····X··· ·XX·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.