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Game Preview: BOS @ TEX, 8:05pm, Tuesday, August 23, 2011 @Rangers Ballpark in Arlington

RedSox, 77-50, 77-50 2nd, 1 GB, 8½ up in WC

SP: John Lackey (32, RHP, 11-9, 6.02)

2011 Gamelogs / 2011 Splits / vs. TEX Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2011 (11-9) 122.2 153 85 82 37 86 17 6.02
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 5-1 43.2 59 25 22 9 34 7 4.53 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
2011-07-27 KCR W 5.2 11 4 3 1 3 2 113 35
2011-07-22 SEA W 7.0 8 1 1 0 4 0 101 61
2011-07-16 @TBR W 5.2 10 4 3 1 7 1 107 41
Last 5 v.TEX 1-2 25.1 36 22 19 8 20 3 6.75 40
2011-04-02 @TEX L 3.2 10 9 9 2 3 2 86 6
2010-07-17 TEX ND 7.0 7 2 2 2 3 0 115 56
2009-10-01 TEX ND 2.0 4 2 2 0 2 1 40 42
2009-09-20 @TEX W 6.0 7 5 4 2 4 0 102 42
2009-08-09 TEX L 6.2 8 4 2 2 8 0 131 52
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   38-24   Road:   39-26   ExtrInn: 5-3 
 vsRHP:  48-35   vsLHP:  29-15   1-Run:  17-12
 vsEast: 31-15   vsCntrl:21-16   vsWest: 15-11 IL:10-8 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
127 Mon, Aug 22  @TEX  L   0-4       77-50  2nd  1.0 gb
126 Sun, Aug 21  @KCR  W   6-1       77-49  2nd  0.5 gb
125 Sat, Aug 20  @KCR  L   4-9       76-49  2nd  0.5 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
 Last 10: 4-6    Last 20:11-9    Last 30:17-13
Rangers, 74-55, 74-55 1st, 4½ up

SP: Colby Lewis (31, RHP, 11-8, 3.83)

2011 Gamelogs / 2011 Splits / vs. BOS Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2011 (11-8) 159.2 143 73 68 45 135 28 3.83
2010 (12-13) 201.0 174 90 83 65 196 21 3.72
2007 (0-2) 37.2 44 28 27 14 23 7 6.45
Last 7 GS 3-1 46.2 36 14 13 12 39 5 2.51 60
2011-08-18 @LAA ND 7.0 4 0 0 2 7 0 112 74
2011-08-13 @OAK W 6.1 3 1 1 0 8 0 101 71
2011-08-07 CLE ND 7.1 5 3 3 1 3 1 108 58
2011-08-02 @DET ND 4.0 10 5 4 3 3 1 85 24
2011-07-27 MIN L 6.2 8 4 4 2 5 2 105 45
2011-07-22 TOR W 6.2 2 1 1 2 5 1 105 69
2011-07-15 @SEA W 8.2 4 0 0 2 8 0 121 82
Last 5 v.BOS 2-1 28.2 29 12 12 9 31 4 3.77 54
2011-04-02 BOS W 6.0 6 3 3 2 4 1 108 50
2010-08-14 BOS L 6.2 6 1 1 2 9 0 117 65
2010-07-16 @BOS W 5.0 4 3 3 1 7 1 104 53
2010-04-20 @BOS ND 5.0 5 3 3 2 5 1 105 48
2003-07-31 BOS ND 6.0 8 2 2 2 6 1 104 52
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   40-23   Road:   34-32   ExtrInn: 4-4 
 vsRHP:  54-37   vsLHP:  20-18   1-Run:  16-21
 vsEast: 17-15   vsCntrl:22-18   vsWest: 26-13 IL: 9-9 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
129 Mon, Aug 22   BOS  W   4-0       74-55  1st  4.5 up
128 Sun, Aug 21  @CHW  L   0-10      73-55  1st  4.0 up
127 Sat, Aug 20  @CHW  L   2-3       73-54  1st  5.0 up
126 Fri, Aug 19  @CHW  W   7-4       73-53  1st  6.0 up
125 Thu, Aug 18  @LAA  L   1-2       72-53  1st  6.0 up
124 Wed, Aug 17  @LAA  W   4-3       72-52  1st  7.0 up
123 Tue, Aug 16  @LAA  W   7-3       71-52  1st  6.0 up
122 Mon, Aug 15  @LAA  W   8-4       70-52  1st  5.0 up
121 Sun, Aug 14  @OAK  W   7-6       69-52  1st  4.0 up
120 Sat, Aug 13  @OAK  W   7-1       68-52  1st  3.0 up
 Last 10: 7-3    Last 20:13-7    Last 30:18-12
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Mon, Aug 22, 2011 TEX  4  BOS  0        W:C.J. Wilson (13-5), L: Erik Bedard (4-9), S: none
Sun, Apr 03, 2011 TEX  5  BOS  1        W:Matt Harrison (1-0), L: Clay Buchholz (0-1), S: none
Sat, Apr 02, 2011 TEX 12  BOS  5        W:Colby Lewis (1-0), L: John Lackey (0-1), S: none
Fri, Apr 01, 2011 TEX  9  BOS  5        W:Darren Oliver (1-0), L: Daniel Bard (0-1), S: none

Sun, Aug 15, 2010 TEX  7  BOS  3        W:C.J. Wilson (11-5), L: Daisuke Matsuzaka (8-4), S: none
Sat, Aug 14, 2010 BOS  3 @TEX  1        W:Jon Lester (13-7), L: Colby Lewis (9-9), S: Felix Doubront (1)
Fri, Aug 13, 2010 TEX 10  BOS  9 (11)   W:Darren O'Day (4-2), L: Tim Wakefield (3-9), S: none
Sun, Jul 18, 2010 TEX  4 @BOS  2        W:C.J. Wilson (8-5), L: Jon Lester (11-4), S: Neftali Feliz (24)
Sat, Jul 17, 2010 BOS  3  TEX  2 (11)   W:Manny Delcarmen (3-2), L: Alexi Ogando (3-1), S: none
Fri, Jul 16, 2010 TEX  8 @BOS  4        W:Colby Lewis (9-5), L: Felix Doubront (1-2), S: none
Season Series: 2011 - TEX over 4-0; 2010 - TEX won 6-4; 2009 - TEX won 7-2; All-Time - BOS leads 323-290

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 (5.28 RS/G) vs. Rangers Pitchers (4.16 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 48.Lewis
G/S/vB
37.Adams
G/S/vB
39.Feldman
G/S/vB
30.Feliz
G/S/vB
57.Lowe
G/S/vB
28.Oliver*
G/S/vB
22.Tateyama
G/S/vB
19.Uehara
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
3.Aviles G/S/vP ··· ··· 9/1.333 4/1.000 1/.000 1/no AB 2/1.000 1/.000 248/172 .236/.269/.384/.654 .884/.554 .747 47/.675 12/2 5/10
13.Crawford* G/S/vP 9/.476 1/2.000 12/.606 3/.000 4/.833 4/2.417 ··· 9/.222 414/274 .251/.287/.385/.672 .526/.744 .668 98/.701 17/5 8/2
2.Ellsbury* G/S/vP 4/.250 1/.000 1/.000 1/.000 3/.500 3/1.334 ··· 4/.750 562/398 .313/.370/.517/.887 .757/.938 .841 106/.855 33/11 22/0
28.Gonzalez* G/S/vP 3/2.333 1/.000 ··· 1/no AB 2/.500 3/.000 ··· 1/.000 569/377 .343/.404/.535/.940 .771/1.024 .925 109/.809 1/0 18/3
60.Lavarnway G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 1/no AB ··· ··· ··· ··· 21/12 .294/.429/.353/.782 .583/.944 .782 21/.782 0/0 0/
12.Lowrie# G/S/vP ··· ··· 4/1.500 2/.000 1/no AB 3/.000 ··· 3/.000 262/168 .265/.309/.391/.700 .962/.549 .585 46/.594 0/1 4/14
54.McDonald G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/5.000 ··· 1/.000 125/43 .188/.264/.375/.639 .798/.340 .764 39/.822 2/3 5/2
34.Ortiz* G/S/vP 15/1.262 ··· 5/2.000 2/.000 2/.500 16/.851 ··· 6/.000 464/313 .300/.388/.557/.945 1.002/.918 .896 77/.886 1/1 24/0
15.Pedroia G/S/vP 8/.625 1/.000 4/1.500 2/.000 2/.000 6/.733 ··· 3/.666 576/408 .306/.397/.469/.867 1.085/.780 .851 110/.809 24/6 16/4
16.Reddick* G/S/vP 2/.000 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 193/162 .293/.342/.489/.830 .851/.826 .837 74/.533 1/2 6/3
39.Saltalamacchia# G/S/vP 4/.000 ··· ··· 2/.500 4/1.250 1/.000 ··· 3/1.667 296/202 .244/.304/.454/.758 .601/.832 .755 63/.721 0/0 12/4
10.Scutaro G/S/vP 14/.297 1/.000 10/.733 5/.000 6/.600 6/.167 ··· ··· 300/218 .271/.339/.372/.711 .662/.729 .661 62/.742 4/2 5/8
33.Varitek# G/S/vP 4/.000 ··· 3/.000 1/.000 3/.333 9/1.000 ··· 1/.000 208/142 .228/.307/.418/.726 .821/.681 .747 38/.692 0/0 8/0
IP 159.2 58.1 12.0 49.1 37.1 40.1 37.0 55.2 TOTAL .277/.348/.451/.799 .797/.801 .763 .748 88/32 153/62
ERA-K/9 3.83/7.6 1.39/9.3 5.25/6.0 3.10/6.8 3.13/9.2 2.01/8.0 2.43/9.5 2.10/11.6 3.71/7.1

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Saltalamacchia (64-28-16)
 Varitek (48-11-5)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 664/.235 223/.172 52/.250 200/.199 165/.269 169/.224 144/.185 208/.162 .246  Ellsbury
 Reddick
 Crawford
 McDonald
 Aviles
 Gonzalez
0/119/0/6
19/3/33/5
97/0/0/1
20/9/21/1
0/0/3/0
0/0/2/0
OPS .717 .508 .745 .622 .734 .574 .547 .508 .700
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 368/.824 126/.531 20/.311 109/.598 70/.878 72/.621 61/.769 112/.429 .733
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 296/.587 97/.479 32/1.008 91/.648 95/.629 97/.539 83/.385 96/.594 .679
Home 312/.784 111/.422 20/.568 118/.657 91/.693 99/.487 78/.561 109/.449
Last 28d days 131/.706 51/.711 43/.787 42/.409 35/.581 21/.488 50/.442 42/.653
HR/SB/CS 28/6/5 4/8/0 2/0/1 4/0/3 3/1/3 3/4/2 4/2/2 8/0/0 129/67/37
Usage ····X··· o··oo··· ·X······ X··o·oo· ····o··X ··o····· ···X···· o·o··o·X
Rangers Batters (5.08 RS/G) vs. RedSox Pitchers (4.17 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
46.Morales*
G/S/vB
58.Papelbon
G/S/vB
35.Wheeler
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
1.Andrus G/S/vP 17/.688 2/.000 8/.453 6/1.000 ··· 4/.000 2/1.000 524/390 .275/.334/.339/.673 .715/.659 .669 98/.661 32/8 3/25
9.Chavez* G/S/vP 9/.944 ··· 2/.000 ··· ··· 2/1.000 3/.333 204/164 .310/.340/.465/.805 .947/.770 .761 58/.652 7/4 5/1
17.Cruz G/S/vP 22/.604 4/2.500 5/1.600 2/.000 1/.000 5/.400 2/.000 449/348 .262/.316/.516/.832 1.150/.742 .935 96/.738 9/5 26/6
23.Gentry G/S/vP 1/.000 ··· 2/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 105/46 .244/.330/.300/.630 .550/.733 .709 8/.125 14/0 0/1
32.Hamilton* G/S/vP 27/1.469 2/.000 10/.686 2/3.000 ··· 4/1.250 4/.500 400/284 .302/.348/.522/.869 .753/.918 .904 104/.811 7/1 16/4
5.Kinsler G/S/vP 31/1.428 2/3.500 10/.844 4/.000 ··· 5/.650 7/1.572 574/417 .244/.346/.441/.787 .852/.762 .921 114/.690 21/2 20/8
18.Moreland* G/S/vP 2/.000 ··· ··· 1/no AB 1/.000 ··· 1/2.000 435/324 .276/.339/.445/.785 .587/.853 .811 99/.825 2/2 16/4
7.Murphy* G/S/vP 17/1.038 3/.333 5/.650 1/3.000 ··· 4/.000 1/3.000 312/225 .239/.304/.324/.628 .431/.704 .680 54/.441 6/6 5/4
25.Napoli G/S/vP 8/.821 1/.000 3/.666 5/.200 1/.000 4/.833 4/.250 315/206 .293/.384/.593/.978 .997/.968 .988 100/1.032 3/2 21/2
12.Quintanilla* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 17/9 .063/.063/.188/.250 .000/.500 .800 14/.000 0/0 0/0
2.Teagarden G/S/vP 6/.334 2/.000 1/2.000 2/.500 ··· 2/1.000 1/.000 36/30 .235/.278/.294/.572 .000/.690 .778 8/.250 0/0 0/0
8.Torrealba G/S/vP 8/.750 ··· 2/1.500 1/2.000 2/.500 ··· 4/1.250 359/252 .283/.316/.401/.717 .632/.752 .823 89/.852 0/2 4/7
10.Young G/S/vP 95/.917 4/1.750 11/.489 5/.200 ··· 7/.429 5/.000 549/409 .338/.375/.491/.866 .904/.853 .942 110/.890 5/2 10/6
IP 122.2 82.1 52.0 60.0 35.2 51.2 42.0 TOTAL .277/.334/.445/.779 .779/.780 .850 .752 112/38 151/102
ERA-K/9 6.02/6.3 3.06/5.8 3.63/9.0 2.10/9.3 3.79/8.3 2.96/11.7 3.86/7.3 3.89/7.3

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Napoli (12-9-0)
 Teagarden (6-7-1)
 Torrealba (49-21-5)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 566/.301 346/.216 223/.233 227/.164 149/.229 206/.211 170/.236 .244  Cruz
 Murphy
 Chavez
 Hamilton
 Moreland
 Gentry
18/0/100/6
73/13/9/5
7/46/5/3
59/29/0/3
0/0/34/0
0/41/3/0
OPS .847 .647 .643 .504 .741 .562 .663 .698
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 309/.870 153/.595 94/.789 129/.602 75/.813 100/.499 68/.852 .689
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 257/.818 193/.687 129/.538 98/.370 74/.672 106/.622 102/.541 .705
Road 228/.829 131/.668 97/.612 119/.521 60/.511 99/.540 66/.695
Last 28d days 145/.906 43/.629 51/.999 39/.556 37/.702 29/.138 36/.544
HR/SB/CS 17/26/3 6/5/0 3/5/3 5/7/1 4/5/0 3/4/0 5/1/2 115/112/39
Usage ·····X·· ···X·X·· X·X···X· ·X··o·o· o·X···o· ····o·o· ·oX··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.