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Game Preview: BOS @ TBR, 8:05pm, Sunday, July 17, 2011 @Tropicana Field

RedSox, 56-36, 56-36 1st, 1½ up

SP: Josh Beckett (31, RHP, 8-3, 2.27)

2011 Gamelogs / 2011 Splits / vs. TBR Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2011 (8-3) 111.0 72 28 28 33 94 7 2.27
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 4-2 47.0 31 16 16 13 36 4 3.06 61
2011-07-08 BAL W 5.0 7 3 3 2 3 1 68 42
2011-07-03 @HOU W 8.0 5 1 1 0 11 0 102 79
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
Last 5 v.TBR 2-0 33.0 22 10 8 5 32 2 2.18 64
2011-06-15 @TBR W 9.0 1 0 0 0 6 0 97 91
2010-04-16 TBR ND 7.0 4 1 0 1 8 0 106 74
2009-09-12 TBR W 5.0 4 1 1 1 4 0 78 58
2009-09-02 @TBR ND 6.0 7 5 4 0 9 2 104 49
2009-05-10 TBR ND 6.0 6 3 3 3 5 0 118 50
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   28-17   Road:   28-19   ExtrInn: 3-2 
 vsRHP:  35-24   vsLHP:  21-12   1-Run:  11-9 
 vsEast: 25-11   vsCntrl:10-9    vsWest: 11-8  IL:10-8 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 92 Sat, Jul 16  @TBR  W   9-5       56-36  1st  1.5 up
 91 Fri, Jul 15  @TBR  L   6-9       55-36  1st  1.5 up
 90 Sun, Jul 10   BAL  W   8-6       55-35  1st  1.0 up
 89 Sat, Jul  9   BAL  W   4-0       54-35  1st  1.0 up
 88 Fri, Jul  8   BAL  W  10-3       53-35  1st  1.0 up
 87 Thu, Jul  7   BAL  W  10-4       52-35  1st  0.5 up
 86 Wed, Jul  6   TOR  W   6-4       51-35  2nd  0.5 gb
 85 Tue, Jul  5   TOR  W   3-2       50-35  2nd  1.5 gb
 84 Mon, Jul  4   TOR  L   7-9       49-35  2nd  1.5 gb
 83 Sun, Jul  3  @HOU  W   2-1       49-34  2nd  1.5 gb
 Last 10: 8-2    Last 20:12-8    Last 30:20-10
Rays, 50-42, 50-42 3rd, 6 GB, 4½ GB in WC

SP: Jeff Niemann (28, RHP, 4-4, 4.53)

2011 Gamelogs / 2011 Splits / vs. BOS Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2011 (4-4) 53.2 62 30 27 14 33 7 4.53
2010 (12-8) 174.1 159 86 85 61 131 25 4.39
2009 (13-6) 180.2 185 84 79 59 125 17 3.94
Last 7 GS 4-2 38.0 40 17 16 10 22 3 3.79 50
2011-07-07 @NYY W 7.1 6 1 1 2 4 1 114 64
2011-07-02 STL W 6.0 9 1 1 2 5 1 98 53
2011-06-26 @HOU ND 3.0 7 5 5 0 2 0 66 27
2011-06-20 @MIL W 6.0 4 0 0 3 5 0 85 66
2011-05-04 TOR L 4.0 6 3 3 0 0 1 62 38
2011-04-28 @MIN W 7.0 2 1 1 1 2 0 84 70
2011-04-21 CHW L 4.2 6 6 5 2 4 0 89 32
Last 5 v.BOS 2-2 17.2 20 15 13 12 16 3 6.62 43
2010-09-06 @BOS L 1.2 4 6 6 3 4 2 65 24
2010-07-06 BOS W 6.0 4 1 0 3 5 0 107 64
2010-04-19 @BOS W 7.0 5 2 2 3 4 1 100 60
2009-05-02 BOS L 3.0 7 6 5 3 3 0 76 23
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   22-22   Road:   28-20   ExtrInn: 4-2 
 vsRHP:  35-31   vsLHP:  15-11   1-Run:  13-10
 vsEast: 17-15   vsCntrl:15-12   vsWest:  6-9  IL:12-6 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 92 Sat, Jul 16   BOS  L   5-9       50-42  3rd  6.0 gb
 91 Fri, Jul 15   BOS  W   9-6       50-41  3rd  5.0 gb
 90 Sun, Jul 10  @NYY  L   0-1       49-41  3rd  6.0 gb
 89 Sat, Jul  9  @NYY  L   4-5       49-40  3rd  5.0 gb
 88 Thu, Jul  7  @NYY  W   5-1       49-39  3rd  3.5 gb
 87 Wed, Jul  6  @MIN  W  12-5       48-39  3rd  4.0 gb
 86 Tue, Jul  5  @MIN  L   2-3       47-39  3rd  5.0 gb
 85 Mon, Jul  4  @MIN  L   0-7       47-38  3rd  4.0 gb
 84 Sun, Jul  3   STL  W   8-3       47-37  3rd  4.0 gb
 83 Sat, Jul  2   STL  W   5-1       46-37  3rd  5.0 gb
 Last 10: 5-5    Last 20:11-9    Last 30:17-13
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Sat, Jul 16, 2011 BOS  9 @TBR  5        W:John Lackey (7-8), L: James Shields (8-8), S: none
Fri, Jul 15, 2011 TBR  9  BOS  6        W:David Price (9-7), L: Andrew Miller (3-1), S: Kyle Farnsworth (18)
Thu, Jun 16, 2011 BOS  4 @TBR  2        W:Clay Buchholz (6-3), L: David Price (7-6), S: Jonathan Papelbon (13)
Wed, Jun 15, 2011 BOS  3 @TBR  0        W:Josh Beckett (6-2), L: Jeremy Hellickson (7-5), S: none
Tue, Jun 14, 2011 TBR  4  BOS  0        W:James Shields (6-4), L: Tim Wakefield (3-2), S: none
Tue, Apr 12, 2011 TBR  3 @BOS  2        W:David Price (1-2), L: Jon Lester (0-1), S: Kyle Farnsworth (2)
Mon, Apr 11, 2011 TBR 16 @BOS  5        W:Jeremy Hellickson (1-1), L: Daisuke Matsuzaka (0-2), S: none

Wed, Sep 08, 2010 BOS 11  TBR  5        W:Tim Wakefield (4-10), L: Matt Garza (14-8), S: none
Tue, Sep 07, 2010 TBR 14 @BOS  5        W:David Price (17-6), L: Daisuke Matsuzaka (9-5), S: none
Mon, Sep 06, 2010 BOS 12  TBR  5        W:Jon Lester (16-8), L: Jeff Niemann (10-6), S: none
Season Series: 2011 - TBR over 4-3; 2010 - TBR won 11-7; 2009 - Tied 9-9; All-Time - BOS leads 138-92

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 (5.40 RS/G) vs. Rays Pitchers (3.89 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 34.Niemann
G/S/vB
37.Cruz
G/S/vB
43.Farnsworth
G/S/vB
74.Howell*
G/S/vB
57.McGee*
G/S/vB
62.Peralta
G/S/vB
27.Ramos*
G/S/vB
36.Russell
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
7.Drew* G/S/vP 10/.900 19/1.541 18/1.264 12/1.167 ··· 2/.500 2/.000 2/.500 261/211 .228/.326/.317/.643 .641/.643 .666 54/.576 0/1 4/0
2.Ellsbury* G/S/vP 3/.000 4/.000 5/.000 11/.909 1/.000 3/2.334 1/.000 2/2.500 410/285 .317/.377/.504/.881 .725/.948 .886 95/1.005 28/10 13/0
28.Gonzalez* G/S/vP ··· 11/.573 2/3.500 3/1.667 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 412/272 .346/.408/.578/.986 .714/1.126 .934 92/.899 1/0 17/3
54.McDonald G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 2/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 78/27 .151/.205/.301/.506 .652/.228 .524 43/.575 1/2 3/1
60.Navarro G/S/vP 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/no AB ··· ··· 21/12 .211/.286/.421/.707 .889/.533 1.262 21/.707 0/0 1/1
34.Ortiz* G/S/vP 9/1.556 7/.571 14/.286 16/.466 ··· 7/.857 2/1.000 2/.000 357/240 .298/.384/.564/.948 .993/.926 .878 66/.711 1/0 19/0
15.Pedroia G/S/vP 5/.833 6/2.000 7/.572 14/.539 ··· 4/1.000 ··· 4/.250 418/292 .291/.398/.464/.862 1.114/.757 .865 99/1.163 16/3 13/4
16.Reddick* G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 1/3.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 75/61 .379/.413/.682/1.095 1.489/1.002 1.130 56/1.151 1/1 3/1
39.Saltalamacchia# G/S/vP ··· 2/2.000 2/.000 3/1.667 ··· 3/.000 1/.000 ··· 211/144 .243/.318/.423/.741 .703/.759 .641 49/.747 0/0 6/1
10.Scutaro G/S/vP 18/.466 2/.000 7/.143 13/.487 ··· 6/1.667 ··· 3/.333 196/137 .260/.328/.379/.707 .679/.719 .615 76/.665 1/0 5/6
44.Sutton# G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 49/35 .311/.354/.467/.821 .500/.960 .848 13/.762 0/0 0/2
33.Varitek# G/S/vP ··· 5/.200 5/.900 6/.333 ··· 2/.000 1/no AB 2/1.000 150/97 .252/.338/.435/.773 .652/.843 .849 35/1.028 0/0 5/0
20.Youkilis G/S/vP 6/.167 8/.875 15/1.043 12/1.542 ··· 7/.619 ··· 6/.900 367/251 .288/.403/.510/.913 1.046/.853 .675 82/1.049 1/0 13/6
IP 53.2 33.1 37.0 15.0 7.2 41.2 28.0 31.2 TOTAL .277/.353/.459/.812 .796/.819 .762 .858 58/22 114/46
ERA-K/9 4.53/5.5 3.51/8.4 1.95/6.3 7.80/8.4 4.70/4.7 4.10/7.6 3.86/6.1 2.84/3.7 3.65/6.7

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Saltalamacchia (52-16-10)
 Varitek (32-10-4)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 237/.284 135/.184 142/.203 68/.259 36/.344 166/.221 121/.225 141/.246 .238  Ellsbury
 Drew
 Reddick
 McDonald
 Sutton
 Navarro
 Gonzalez
0/88/0/5
0/0/69/3
17/2/3/1
17/4/11/1
2/0/0/0
2/0/0/0
0/0/2/0
OPS .798 .583 .542 .772 .869 .690 .658 .729 .694
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 121/.741 56/.473 62/.675 31/.526 17/.485 76/.576 63/.681 44/.474 .662
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 116/.859 79/.662 80/.450 37/1.008 19/1.243 90/.788 58/.634 97/.838 .718
Home 128/.866 63/.501 60/.493 26/.901 22/.881 62/.334 59/.616 80/.680
Last 28d days 99/.779 26/.868 42/.628 32/.882 2/.000 31/1.090 29/.741 26/.892
HR/SB/CS 7/9/2 2/5/2 2/1/1 3/2/0 1/2/0 5/3/1 3/3/0 2/5/1 91/49/20
Usage ········ oo······ ·X······ ·o·····X oo······ ·X·····o X······· X·······
Rays Batters (4.28 RS/G) vs. RedSox Pitchers (4.18 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
46.Morales*
G/S/vB
58.Papelbon
G/S/vB
35.Wheeler
G/S/vB
Williams*
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
15.Brignac* G/S/vP 6/.833 2/1.000 3/2.333 3/.000 ··· ··· 1/2.000 2/.500 188/158 .200/.243/.229/.472 .427/.480 .557 32/.581 3/0 1/6
22.Damon* G/S/vP 56/.790 2/1.000 8/.542 5/1.400 1/.000 16/.125 9/1.111 1/.000 365/260 .277/.325/.425/.750 .692/.773 .661 69/.764 7/4 9/0
5.Fuld* G/S/vP ··· 3/.666 ··· 2/1.500 1/.000 ··· 1/3.000 ··· 271/206 .240/.299/.354/.652 .569/.677 .609 36/.738 17/8 3/3
9.Johnson# G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 1/3.000 1/.000 ··· ··· 131/69 .209/.276/.357/.632 .737/.548 .818 42/.647 4/5 3/1
20.Joyce* G/S/vP 9/.000 2/.000 5/.200 4/.500 ··· 4/.500 1/.000 1/.000 308/254 .295/.354/.524/.878 .647/.927 .916 59/.751 6/0 13/1
11.Kotchman* G/S/vP 19/.790 3/1.666 2/.500 3/.000 1/.000 10/1.000 3/2.334 2/.000 279/216 .340/.398/.474/.872 .640/.944 .932 85/.857 1/2 4/1
31.Lobaton# G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/1 .000/.000/.000/.000 /.000 .000 1/.000 0/0 0/1
3.Longoria G/S/vP 33/.772 4/.000 12/.861 7/.953 ··· 6/.334 1/.000 5/.650 262/199 .234/.317/.446/.763 .659/.795 .609 84/.811 1/1 11/6
1.Rodriguez G/S/vP ··· 5/.000 4/.500 ··· ··· 2/.000 1/.000 ··· 208/124 .223/.306/.402/.708 .960/.541 .775 51/.689 5/3 4/6
16.Ruggiano G/S/vP 4/.250 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 84/49 .266/.289/.456/.745 .621/.834 .823 30/.467 1/1 4/0
10.Shoppach G/S/vP 3/.333 3/.666 1/.000 2/.500 ··· 3/.000 3/.000 ··· 152/72 .176/.283/.305/.588 .751/.413 .589 42/.629 0/0 5/2
2.Upton G/S/vP 27/.629 8/.125 14/.500 4/.000 ··· 12/.258 2/2.000 3/.667 362/268 .245/.327/.426/.753 .827/.728 .624 85/1.024 22/7 15/3
18.Zobrist# G/S/vP 14/.220 4/.250 5/.933 6/.167 1/.000 7/.000 1/2.000 2/1.500 391/281 .270/.362/.481/.842 .856/.843 .753 86/.908 10/2 11/5
IP 111.0 60.1 36.1 45.1 21.0 37.2 29.1 1.0 TOTAL .247/.315/.402/.717 .717/.716 .687 .772 79/35 90/46
ERA-K/9 2.27/7.6 3.28/5.1 2.48/8.9 1.99/8.9 3.43/6.9 4.06/12.4 5.52/6.8 0.00/9.0 3.98/7.1

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Lobaton (0-0-0)
 Shoppach (10-13-1)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 430/.187 258/.219 154/.222 169/.162 87/.213 161/.255 122/.263 3/.000 .241  Joyce
 Upton
 Fuld
 Ruggiano
 Rodriguez
 Johnson
 Damon
 Zobrist
12/0/73/5
0/88/0/5
61/4/3/4
21/2/2/1
2/0/0/0
1/1/0/0
14/0/0/0
0/0/26/0
OPS .534 .643 .582 .496 .716 .687 .736 .000 .692
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 247/.528 114/.640 64/.668 88/.587 39/.775 78/.590 46/1.008 2/.000 .687
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 183/.543 144/.645 90/.525 81/.387 48/.671 83/.780 76/.579 1/.000 .696
Road 264/.566 80/.679 63/.519 87/.611 37/.606 77/.674 46/.826 3/.000
Last 28d days 76/.704 72/.542 48/.566 43/.322 13/.321 41/.695 37/.467 3/.000
HR/SB/CS 7/12/4 4/5/0 1/4/1 3/6/1 2/1/0 3/2/0 5/1/1 0/0/0 79/84/26
Usage ········ ·X····X· ·X······ X·····oX ·o······ X·····Xo ·o······ o·······

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.