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Game Preview: BOS @ TBR, 7:10pm, Friday, September 9, 2011 @Tropicana Field

RedSox, 85-58, 85-58 2nd, 2½ GB, 7 up in WC

SP: John Lackey (32, RHP, 12-11, 6.11)

2011 Gamelogs / 2011 Splits / vs. TBR Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2011 (12-11) 141.1 175 100 96 47 95 19 6.11
2010 (14-11) 215.0 233 114 105 72 156 18 4.40
2009 (11-8) 176.1 177 84 75 47 139 17 3.83
Last 7 GS 3-3 44.0 52 31 29 17 29 6 5.93 43
2011-09-04 TEX L 5.0 8 6 6 3 1 0 103 25
2011-08-30 NYY L 7.0 7 5 4 4 3 1 119 44
2011-08-23 @TEX W 6.2 7 4 4 3 5 1 106 46
2011-08-17 TBR L 6.2 6 4 3 3 7 2 125 52
2011-08-12 @SEA W 6.0 10 4 4 2 3 0 108 37
2011-08-06 NYY W 6.0 6 3 3 2 5 0 115 51
2011-08-01 CLE ND 6.2 8 5 5 0 5 2 106 43
Last 5 v.TBR 3-2 32.0 41 16 14 13 25 5 3.94 47
2011-08-17 TBR L 6.2 6 4 3 3 7 2 125 52
2011-07-16 @TBR W 5.2 10 4 3 1 7 1 107 41
2010-08-29 @TBR L 6.1 9 5 5 3 7 2 107 39
2010-06-29 TBR W 7.0 8 1 1 2 3 0 108 58
2010-05-26 @TBR W 6.1 8 2 2 4 1 0 115 46
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   42-29   Road:   43-29   ExtrInn: 5-4 
 vsRHP:  54-38   vsLHP:  31-20   1-Run:  17-14
 vsEast: 33-20   vsCntrl:21-16   vsWest: 21-14 IL:10-8 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
143 Thu, Sep  8  @TOR  L   4-7       85-58  2nd  2.5 gb
142 Wed, Sep  7  @TOR  L  10-11      85-57  2nd  2.5 gb
141 Tue, Sep  6  @TOR  W  14-0       85-56  2nd  2.5 gb
140 Mon, Sep  5  @TOR  L   0-1 (11)  84-56  2nd  2.5 gb
139 Sun, Sep  4   TEX  L   4-11      84-55  2nd  1.5 gb
138 Sat, Sep  3   TEX  W  12-7       84-54  2nd  0.5 gb
137 Fri, Sep  2   TEX  L   0-10      83-54  2nd  0.5 gb
136 Thu, Sep  1   NYY  L   2-4       83-53  1st  0.5 up
135 Wed, Aug 31   NYY  W   9-5       83-52  1st  1.5 up
134 Tue, Aug 30   NYY  L   2-5       82-52  1st  0.5 up
 Last 10: 3-7    Last 20:10-10   Last 30:15-15
Rays, 78-64, 78-64 3rd, 9 GB, 6½ GB in WC

SP: Wade Davis (25, RHP, 9-8, 4.50)

2011 Gamelogs / 2011 Splits / vs. BOS Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2011 (9-8) 156.0 166 83 78 54 86 20 4.50
2010 (12-10) 168.0 165 77 76 62 113 24 4.07
2009 (2-2) 36.1 33 19 15 13 36 2 3.72
Last 7 GS 2-1 47.0 42 25 24 16 36 6 4.60 52
2011-09-03 BAL W 6.2 5 3 3 4 5 1 112 53
2011-08-29 @TOR L 4.1 9 6 6 3 3 1 108 21
2011-08-24 DET ND 9.0 4 2 2 3 6 1 102 74
2011-08-19 SEA ND 7.0 7 2 1 2 8 1 114 63
2011-08-10 KCR ND 6.1 6 4 4 1 4 0 111 48
2011-08-04 TOR ND 7.2 5 3 3 3 4 1 108 58
2011-07-28 @OAK W 6.0 6 5 5 0 6 1 100 46
Last 5 v.BOS 0-2 11.1 15 14 14 11 7 2 11.12 32
2010-05-24 BOS L 3.2 7 5 5 3 0 1 97 24
2010-04-16 @BOS ND 5.0 2 1 1 4 4 1 104 59
2009-09-12 @BOS L 2.2 6 8 8 4 3 0 71 13
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   39-33   Road:   39-31   ExtrInn: 7-5 
 vsRHP:  52-46   vsLHP:  26-18   1-Run:  23-17
 vsEast: 29-23   vsCntrl:21-17   vsWest: 16-18 IL:12-6 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
142 Wed, Sep  7   TEX  W   5-4 (10)  78-64  3rd  9.5 gb
141 Tue, Sep  6   TEX  L   0-8       77-64  3rd 10.5 gb
140 Mon, Sep  5   TEX  W   5-1       77-63  3rd  9.5 gb
139 Sun, Sep  4   BAL  W   8-1       76-63  3rd  9.5 gb
138 Sat, Sep  3   BAL  W   6-3       75-63  3rd  9.5 gb
137 Fri, Sep  2   BAL  L   2-3       74-63  3rd  9.5 gb
136 Thu, Sep  1  @TEX  L   2-7       74-62  3rd  9.0 gb
135 Wed, Aug 31  @TEX  W   4-1       74-61  3rd  9.0 gb
134 Tue, Aug 30  @TEX  L   0-2       73-61  3rd  9.0 gb
133 Mon, Aug 29  @TOR  L   3-7       73-60  3rd  9.0 gb
 Last 10: 5-5    Last 20:12-8    Last 30:19-11
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Wed, Aug 17, 2011 TBR  4 @BOS  0        W:David Price (11-10), L: John Lackey (11-9), S: none
Tue, Aug 16, 2011 TBR  6 @BOS  2        W:Jeff Niemann (8-4), L: Erik Bedard (4-8), S: none
Tue, Aug 16, 2011 BOS  3  TBR  1        W:Jon Lester (12-6), L: James Shields (11-10), S: Jonathan Papelbon (28)
Sun, Jul 17, 2011 BOS  1 @TBR  0 (16)   W:Alfredo Aceves (5-1), L: Adam Russell (1-2), S: Jonathan Papelbon (21)
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)
Season Series: 2011 - TBR over 6-5; 2010 - TBR won 11-7; 2009 - Tied 9-9; All-Time - BOS leads 140-94

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 (5.42 RS/G) vs. Rays Pitchers (3.79 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 40.Davis
G/S/vB
37.Cruz
G/S/vB
43.Farnsworth
G/S/vB
47.Gomes
G/S/vB
74.Howell*
G/S/vB
57.McGee*
G/S/vB
62.Peralta
G/S/vB
27.Ramos*
G/S/vB
21.Sonnanstine
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
3.Aviles G/S/vP 4/.250 1/.000 1/.000 1/.000 2/1.000 1/3.000 ··· ··· 9/1.111 265/181 .245/.279/.388/.666 .864/.577 .731 43/.683 14/3 5/10
13.Crawford* G/S/vP ··· 3/1.167 11/1.011 ··· 1/.000 ··· 4/2.750 ··· ··· 471/311 .250/.286/.400/.686 .567/.746 .690 95/.693 17/5 11/2
2.Ellsbury* G/S/vP 5/.000 4/.000 5/.000 2/.000 12/.833 1/.000 3/2.334 2/.000 19/.579 640/443 .317/.376/.533/.909 .848/.936 .877 107/1.105 36/13 25/0
28.Gonzalez* G/S/vP 3/2.000 11/.573 3/2.334 1/no AB 4/1.167 1/.000 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 636/418 .343/.407/.557/.964 .760/1.070 1.014 108/.963 1/0 24/3
36.Jackson G/S/vP 3/1.666 ··· ··· 2/.000 3/.333 1/.000 1/3.000 ··· 3/.000 372/231 .246/.312/.338/.650 .670/.638 .589 28/.107 3/1 4/2
60.Lavarnway G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 27/17 .304/.407/.391/.799 .733/.840 .799 27/.799 0/0 0/0
12.Lowrie# G/S/vP ··· ··· 3/1.334 ··· 4/.833 ··· 3/.000 ··· 8/1.071 308/196 .263/.313/.374/.687 .870/.579 .585 79/.593 0/1 4/15
54.McDonald G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 2/.000 2/.500 ··· 1/no AB 1/.000 1/.000 2/1.000 152/47 .206/.276/.360/.637 .766/.354 .791 53/.637 2/3 5/2
34.Ortiz* G/S/vP 6/1.500 7/.571 15/.267 ··· 17/.521 ··· 7/.857 2/1.000 31/.623 530/352 .317/.404/.590/.994 1.036/.972 .930 74/1.291 1/1 29/0
15.Pedroia G/S/vP 8/.929 6/2.000 8/.875 2/1.000 15/.582 ··· 4/1.000 1/.000 26/.804 646/450 .298/.384/.458/.841 1.016/.768 .788 110/.660 25/6 18/5
16.Reddick* G/S/vP ··· ··· 3/.000 1/.000 1/3.000 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· 240/199 .294/.342/.495/.837 .825/.839 .847 73/.665 1/2 7/4
39.Saltalamacchia# G/S/vP ··· 2/2.000 2/.000 ··· 3/1.667 ··· 3/.000 1/.000 7/1.404 339/226 .247/.304/.471/.775 .657/.835 .789 65/.707 1/0 15/5
10.Scutaro G/S/vP 5/.000 3/.000 7/.143 2/1.000 13/.487 ··· 7/1.738 ··· 8/.393 366/260 .291/.352/.398/.749 .753/.748 .753 83/.874 4/2 5/11
71.Spears* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 3/3 .000/.000/.000/.000 /.000 .000 3/.000 0/0 0/0
33.Varitek# G/S/vP 5/1.400 6/.167 5/.900 1/.000 6/.333 ··· 3/.000 1/no AB 19/.950 231/154 .233/.307/.451/.758 .771/.752 .742 38/.956 0/0 11/0
20.Youkilis G/S/vP 6/1.000 8/.875 17/1.012 2/.500 13/1.567 ··· 7/.619 ··· 26/.709 506/347 .261/.375/.467/.842 .983/.779 .667 43/.659 3/0 17/8
IP 156.0 44.1 54.0 30.0 27.2 21.2 60.2 38.0 34.2 TOTAL .280/.350/.461/.811 .805/.814 .785 .812 95/35 179/72
ERA-K/9 4.50/5.0 3.86/8.7 2.00/7.5 3.60/6.9 6.18/7.8 4.98/9.1 3.26/7.7 4.03/6.4 5.71/2.6 3.59/7.1

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Lavarnway (0-0-0)
 Saltalamacchia (69-31-19)
 Varitek (60-12-6)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 680/.273 184/.218 214/.211 135/.272 123/.228 101/.295 231/.195 169/.227 147/.288 .235  Ellsbury
 Reddick
 Jackson
 McDonald
 Crawford
 Aviles
 Spears
 Gonzalez
0/135/0/6
21/3/45/5
21/0/29/4
21/11/27/1
110/0/0/1
1/0/4/0
1/0/0/0
0/0/2/0
OPS .785 .684 .575 .731 .699 .903 .615 .666 .910 .688
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 313/.772 75/.555 97/.602 54/.915 60/.486 53/.592 105/.441 87/.638 74/1.046 .667
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 367/.798 109/.775 117/.555 81/.613 63/.930 48/1.276 126/.763 82/.694 73/.777 .705
Home 357/.726 98/.637 113/.532 78/.576 53/.644 57/1.051 106/.383 77/.613 53/.840
Last 28d days 116/.746 29/1.054 35/.721 21/1.182 20/.478 23/.824 23/.304 27/.667 /
HR/SB/CS 20/2/3 4/8/3 3/1/1 3/3/1 4/5/1 5/4/0 7/4/2 3/4/0 10/1/2 139/91/30
Usage ·····X·· ·oo····· ·X···Xo· ··o····o ·o···o·o ·oX····X ·o···Xo· ··X····o ········
Rays Batters (4.25 RS/G) vs. RedSox Pitchers (4.31 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 41.Lackey
G/S/vB
91.Aceves
G/S/vB
32.Albers
G/S/vB
51.Bard
G/S/vB
64.Bowden
G/S/vB
61.Doubront*
G/S/vB
46.Morales*
G/S/vB
58.Papelbon
G/S/vB
70.Weiland
G/S/vB
35.Wheeler
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
15.Brignac* G/S/vP 17/.765 4/.500 4/1.750 4/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/2.000 226/192 .197/.233/.225/.459 .436/.462 .526 26/.500 3/1 1/7
22.Damon* G/S/vP 63/.827 3/.666 9/.730 7/1.286 1/no AB ··· 2/.000 16/.125 ··· 11/1.182 562/408 .260/.316/.416/.732 .758/.722 .642 85/.869 13/4 14/0
5.Fuld* G/S/vP 3/.000 3/.666 ··· 3/1.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 1/3.000 342/257 .243/.314/.364/.678 .554/.716 .731 28/.643 20/8 3/3
30.Guyer G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 22/7 .190/.190/.476/.667 .857/.286 .692 16/.600 0/0 2/0
28.Jaso* G/S/vP 11/.855 3/.666 2/.000 1/.000 ··· 2/1.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 243/210 .221/.302/.346/.647 .630/.649 .603 43/.688 1/2 4/4
8.Jennings G/S/vP 4/.000 ··· 1/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 2/.000 197/130 .302/.392/.544/.936 .929/.939 .876 107/.873 15/6 9/1
9.Johnson# G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/3.000 1/.000 ··· ··· 177/88 .191/.251/.331/.583 .655/.518 .570 16/.619 5/7 4/1
20.Joyce* G/S/vP 12/.878 3/.000 6/.167 5/.400 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 4/.500 ··· 1/.000 457/373 .283/.352/.499/.851 .688/.889 .931 72/.872 12/1 18/3
11.Kotchman* G/S/vP 16/.580 5/1.400 3/.333 3/.000 ··· 1/.000 3/.666 10/1.000 ··· 3/2.334 483/356 .313/.379/.431/.810 .708/.847 .864 92/.506 1/2 8/2
31.Lobaton# G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 15/9 .071/.133/.143/.276 .500/.111 .276 11/.382 0/0 0/1
3.Longoria G/S/vP 26/.868 5/.200 13/.785 8/.821 ··· 3/1.667 1/.000 7/.286 ··· 3/.000 484/356 .237/.339/.478/.817 .962/.767 .753 105/.923 2/1 25/13
1.Rodriguez G/S/vP 6/.800 6/.000 6/.900 ··· 1/.000 2/2.000 1/.000 3/.000 ··· 1/.000 379/233 .215/.311/.355/.666 .853/.553 .613 72/.697 11/7 7/10
16.Ruggiano G/S/vP ··· 3/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 109/61 .243/.269/.398/.667 .576/.739 .656 9/.222 1/1 4/0
10.Shoppach G/S/vP 15/.433 5/.400 2/.000 2/.500 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 4/.000 ··· 3/.000 226/109 .173/.268/.310/.578 .713/.433 .465 28/.532 0/0 8/3
2.Upton G/S/vP 28/.731 11/.382 16/.563 4/.000 ··· 3/.000 ··· 13/.237 ··· 2/2.000 545/391 .224/.309/.394/.703 .644/.724 .596 83/.742 27/9 19/3
18.Zobrist# G/S/vP 24/.974 5/.200 6/1.167 7/.286 ··· 1/2.000 2/.000 8/.000 ··· 1/2.000 595/413 .272/.356/.466/.822 .874/.803 .716 91/.592 16/6 15/5
IP 141.1 94.0 58.1 65.1 15.1 5.0 39.0 55.2 12.0 49.1 TOTAL .243/.317/.400/.717 .740/.708 .688 .717 128/56 145/66
ERA-K/9 6.11/6.1 2.87/6.2 4.47/9.3 2.76/9.4 3.52/7.1 10.80/5.4 3.69/8.3 2.75/12.1 6.75/3.0 4.38/7.1 4.01/7.4

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Jaso (47-9-4)
 Lobaton (1-1-0)
 Shoppach (22-18-1)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 650/.302 392/.203 259/.258 251/.167 69/.274 25/.421 164/.241 221/.203 55/.313 201/.246 .245  Joyce
 Fuld
 Upton
 Jennings
 Zobrist
 Ruggiano
 Guyer
 Damon
 Rodriguez
 Johnson
14/0/109/8
74/7/6/5
0/131/0/5
34/8/1/2
0/0/36/1
26/2/5/1
2/0/4/0
16/0/0/0
2/0/0/0
1/1/0/0
OPS .852 .620 .720 .512 .783 1.309 .763 .544 .858 .694 .704
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 351/.895 174/.569 109/.862 143/.594 24/.768 14/1.571 84/.788 110/.464 19/.551 78/.764 .692
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 299/.801 218/.661 150/.620 108/.398 45/.791 11/.955 80/.738 111/.624 36/1.025 123/.649 .715
Road 257/.822 155/.624 107/.635 132/.522 14/.548 3/2.000 67/.505 108/.537 33/.570 82/.744
Last 28d days 115/.911 66/.387 62/1.107 37/.425 38/.901 12/1.583 28/.730 21/.195 7/.286 45/.699
HR/SB/CS 19/27/3 6/7/0 5/5/3 5/7/1 3/2/1 1/2/3 5/5/0 3/4/0 1/0/1 7/1/2 133/129/43
Usage ····X··· ···X···X oo··X·X· ·X·o···o X···X·X· o···X··X ·o···X·· ···X···· ··X····· ·X·o·X·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.