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Game Preview: BOS @ PIT, 7:05pm, Saturday, June 25, 2011 @PNC Park

NOTE: Some stats are only updated through Thursday, June 23, 2011. Site will be updated with yesterday's stats by 11:30am ET.

RedSox, 44-31, 44-31 1st, ½ up

SP: Tim Wakefield (44, RHP, 4-2, 4.26)

2011 Gamelogs / 2011 Splits / vs. PIT Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2011 (4-2) 63.1 52 34 30 20 31 10 4.26
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 4-1 37.1 33 23 21 11 19 6 5.06 49
2011-06-19 MIL W 8.0 3 3 3 1 6 2 99 69
2011-06-08 @NYY W 5.1 5 5 5 3 3 1 91 38
2011-06-01 CHW ND 6.0 7 4 4 1 4 1 98 45
2011-05-27 @DET W 7.0 5 2 2 2 2 1 83 59
2011-05-22 CHC W 6.2 4 1 1 0 3 0 75 65
2011-05-11 @TOR ND 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 50
2011-05-06 MIN L 4.1 9 8 6 4 1 1 84 14
Last 5 v.PIT 0-0 7.0 7 0 0 3 5 0 0.00 65
2005-06-18 PIT ND 7.0 7 0 0 3 5 0 114 65
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   22-16   Road:   22-15   ExtrInn: 3-2 
 vsRHP:  28-21   vsLHP:  16-10   1-Run:   9-8 
 vsEast: 18-9    vsCntrl:10-9    vsWest: 11-8  IL: 5-5 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/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
 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
 Last 10: 5-5    Last 20:14-6    Last 30:20-10
Pirates, 38-37, 38-37 3rd, 3 GB, 4 GB in WC

SP: Jeff Karstens (28, RHP, 4-4, 2.54)

2011 Gamelogs / 2011 Splits / vs. BOS Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2011 (4-4) 78.0 70 27 22 14 51 11 2.54
2010 (3-10) 122.2 146 72 67 27 72 21 4.92
2009 (4-6) 108.0 115 66 65 45 52 12 5.42
Last 7 GS 2-2 43.2 31 9 7 4 24 5 1.44 62
2011-06-19 @CLE ND 7.0 5 2 1 2 4 1 97 63
2011-06-14 @HOU W 6.2 3 0 0 0 3 0 87 71
2011-06-09 ARI ND 7.0 4 0 0 1 2 0 79 70
2011-06-03 PHI ND 7.0 4 1 1 0 2 0 97 67
2011-05-29 @CHC L 5.0 7 3 2 0 4 1 71 47
2011-05-20 DET W 6.0 3 1 1 0 4 1 75 66
2011-05-14 @MIL L 5.0 5 2 2 1 5 2 69 53
Last 5 v.BOS 0-1 4.1 11 7 7 2 1 1 14.54 31
2007-04-28 BOS ND 0.0 2 0 0 0 0 0 6 46
2007-04-21 @BOS L 4.1 9 7 7 2 1 1 89 16
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   18-19   Road:   20-18   ExtrInn: 3-3 
 vsRHP:  25-30   vsLHP:  13-7    1-Run:  12-7 
 vsEast:  8-12   vsCntrl:16-10   vsWest:  9-10 IL: 5-5 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 75 Fri, Jun 24   BOS  W   3-1       38-37  3rd  3.0 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
 Last 10: 6-4    Last 20:12-8    Last 30:16-14
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Fri, Jun 24, 2011 PIT  3  BOS  1        W:Paul Maholm (4-7), L: Jon Lester (8-4), S: Joel Hanrahan (20)

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 - PIT over 1-0; 2010 -  0-0; 2009 -  0-0; All-Time - BOS leads 4-3

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 (5.35 RS/G) vs. Pirates Pitchers (3.92 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 27.Karstens
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 6/1.333 4/.250 ··· ··· ··· ··· 86/31 .182/.235/.325/.560 .642/.414 .750 29/.575 0/0 3/1
7.Drew* G/S/vP 3/.333 ··· ··· ··· 1/2.000 ··· 186/152 .233/.333/.346/.679 .681/.678 .755 49/.624 0/1 4/0
2.Ellsbury* G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 3/1.000 ··· 285/202 .305/.367/.465/.832 .610/.920 .923 86/.832 24/10 8/0
28.Gonzalez* G/S/vP 8/.661 2/.000 3/1.666 2/.000 ··· 1/.000 290/191 .345/.397/.553/.950 .753/1.052 .839 82/1.115 1/0 15/2
54.McDonald G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 1/2.000 2/.000 35/11 .121/.171/.212/.384 .342/.473 .222 16/.192 1/1 1/1
34.Ortiz* G/S/vP 3/2.667 ··· ··· ··· 3/.333 ··· 258/180 .317/.395/.551/.946 1.022/.913 .895 71/1.181 1/0 17/
15.Pedroia G/S/vP ··· 2/1.500 ··· ··· 5/.400 ··· 288/201 .262/.383/.371/.755 1.055/.631 .705 79/.911 13/2 6/3
16.Reddick* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 27/22 .435/.481/.652/1.134 1.200/1.121 1.156 18/1.178 1/0 0/0
39.Saltalamacchia# G/S/vP ··· 1/2.000 ··· ··· 3/1.000 ··· 132/92 .262/.318/.467/.785 .660/.842 .679 38/.813 0/0 5/1
10.Scutaro G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 5/2.000 ··· 108/78 .289/.355/.402/.757 .933/.691 .586 40/.845 1/0 2/4
44.Sutton# G/S/vP ··· 1/2.000 3/.666 ··· ··· ··· 36/26 .265/.286/.441/.727 .300/.902 .667 22/.538 0/0 0/2
33.Varitek# G/S/vP 2/.000 ··· ··· ··· 8/.143 ··· 118/76 .240/.319/.346/.665 .690/.651 .646 35/.866 0/0 3/0
20.Youkilis G/S/vP 4/2.333 1/3.000 1/.000 ··· 7/1.571 ··· 258/178 .288/.403/.509/.913 1.085/.838 .616 79/.825 1/0 11/5
IP 78.0 35.1 38.0 34.1 33.2 6.2 TOTAL .281/.354/.447/.801 .800/.802 .750 .854 47/16 68/37
ERA-K/9 2.54/5.9 1.27/7.6 2.37/4.7 3.67/11.0 2.94/10.1 4.05/2.7 3.66/6.2

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Saltalamacchia (35-10-4)
 Varitek (26-8-4)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 306/.242 124/.198 153/.266 140/.226 139/.183 29/.286 .259  Ellsbury
 Drew
 Cameron
 Sutton
 McDonald
 Reddick
0/62/0/4
0/0/49/3
4/2/21/0
1/0/0/0
11/3/4/0
4/1/3/0
OPS .688 .509 .729 .646 .586 .842 .705
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 151/.792 55/.530 63/.891 52/.706 61/.709 16/.875 .774
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 155/.586 69/.492 90/.614 88/.610 78/.489 13/.795 .659
Home 169/.586 76/.493 93/.736 77/.707 74/.487 17/.448
Last 28d days 121/.534 41/.252 75/.974 44/.580 53/.503 29/.842
HR/SB/CS 11/7/1 1/1/0 4/4/2 3/2/1 3/3/1 1/1/0 60/45/16
Usage ·····X·· o·o·X··· o···X··· o·oo·o·X X·oo·oo· ···Xoo·X
Pirates Batters (3.76 RS/G) vs. RedSox Pitchers (4.21 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS Wakefield
G/S/vB
91.Aceves
G/S/vB
32.Albers
G/S/vB
48.Atchison
G/S/vB
51.Bard
G/S/vB
58.Papelbon
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 3/2.334 2/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 5/.000 243/184 .224/.279/.315/.594 .561/.603 .535 87/.525 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 ··· ··· 1/.000 1/2.000 1/2.000 4/1.000 1/.000 125/59 .275/.304/.333/.637 .574/.708 .597 44/.658 4/0 0/2
46.Jones* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 2/.000 ··· 201/175 .243/.343/.422/.765 .235/.850 .660 65/.681 3/2 7/1
22.McCutchen G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 306/232 .275/.382/.446/.827 .952/.786 .823 106/.937 14/5 10/4
55.McKenry G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 31/23 .233/.233/.300/.533 .875/.409 .625 31/.533 0/0 0/0
37.Overbay* G/S/vP 30/.919 4/.000 9/.444 3/.000 4/.750 15/.757 12/.733 263/189 .226/.305/.338/.643 .784/.587 .673 88/.617 1/1 5/6
38.Paul* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 122/106 .277/.305/.375/.680 .192/.756 .408 71/.761 9/2 1/0
31.Tabata G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/2.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 273/205 .261/.342/.349/.691 .815/.651 .772 101/.654 14/5 3/2
18.Walker# G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 297/202 .254/.323/.386/.710 .558/.788 .600 104/.645 4/2 8/4
2.Wood G/S/vP ··· 5/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 3/1.666 124/88 .235/.279/.330/.609 .515/.649 .632 59/.674 0/0 2/0
IP 63.1 48.2 29.0 13.1 35.1 29.0 22.2 TOTAL .239/.310/.349/.658 .650/.661 .617 .642 52/22 45/45
ERA-K/9 4.26/4.4 3.70/5.2 2.79/8.4 4.73/6.1 2.55/8.4 4.03/12.1 5.96/7.1 4.01/7.3

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

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 216/.223 198/.228 113/.238 58/.327 114/.155 108/.245 87/.277 .241  McCutchen
 Tabata
 Diaz
 Paul
 Jones
0/68/0/7
62/2/0/4
7/0/27/3
16/3/34/2
0/0/46/2
OPS .700 .670 .591 .804 .469 .631 .780 .679
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 86/.593 92/.582 52/.586 23/.757 62/.540 57/.537 36/.979 .669
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 130/.770 106/.743 61/.594 35/.838 52/.378 51/.738 51/.647 .688
Road 63/.674 48/.636 41/.421 7/.929 46/.578 43/.621 23/.696
Last 28d days 80/.733 84/.751 44/.535 18/.918 25/.297 25/.755 38/.569
HR/SB/CS 8/2/1 3/5/0 0/2/0 0/1/0 2/4/1 2/1/0 3/1/1 46/61/18
Usage ·····X·· ···X···· o·X·X··o ········ ···X···· ···o···· o·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.