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Game Preview: BOS @ TEX, 7:05pm, Wednesday, August 24, 2011 @Rangers Ballpark in Arlington

RedSox, 78-50, 78-50 1st, Tied

SP: Josh Beckett (31, RHP, 10-5, 2.46)

2011 Gamelogs / 2011 Splits / vs. TEX Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2011 (10-5) 157.0 112 44 43 40 137 15 2.46
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 2-2 46.0 40 16 15 7 43 8 2.93 60
2011-08-18 @KCR W 7.0 7 3 3 0 4 1 110 55
2011-08-13 @SEA L 5.0 8 5 5 1 6 2 99 36
2011-08-07 NYY ND 6.0 6 1 1 2 5 1 101 59
2011-08-02 CLE ND 6.0 6 2 2 0 7 2 85 59
2011-07-28 KCR L 7.0 5 4 3 3 8 1 109 58
2011-07-23 SEA W 7.0 7 1 1 1 7 1 118 65
2011-07-17 @TBR ND 8.0 1 0 0 0 6 0 106 86
Last 5 v.TEX 1-2 30.0 38 22 22 7 26 5 6.60 43
2010-08-13 @TEX ND 5.0 10 6 6 1 4 3 94 26
2010-04-21 TEX ND 7.0 7 7 7 5 4 1 114 34
2009-07-21 @TEX L 8.0 7 4 4 1 7 0 104 58
2008-09-05 @TEX W 5.0 4 0 0 0 7 0 80 66
2007-06-30 TEX L 5.0 10 5 5 0 4 1 92 31
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   38-24   Road:   40-26   ExtrInn: 5-3 
 vsRHP:  49-35   vsLHP:  29-15   1-Run:  17-12
 vsEast: 31-15   vsCntrl:21-16   vsWest: 16-11 IL:10-8 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
128 Tue, Aug 23  @TEX  W  11-5       78-50  1st    Tied
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
 Last 10: 5-5    Last 20:11-9    Last 30:17-13
Rangers, 74-56, 74-56 1st, 3½ up

SP: Matt Harrison (25, LHP, 10-8, 3.28)

2011 Gamelogs / 2011 Splits / vs. BOS Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2011 (10-8) 148.0 141 63 54 48 99 12 3.28
2010 (3-2) 78.1 80 45 41 39 46 10 4.71
2009 (4-5) 63.1 81 43 43 23 34 9 6.11
Last 7 GS 3-1 44.1 45 22 19 11 33 2 3.86 52
2011-08-19 @CHW ND 4.1 4 4 3 3 4 0 81 42
2011-08-14 @OAK ND 5.1 6 6 4 3 6 0 108 39
2011-08-08 SEA W 7.0 5 2 2 0 6 0 102 65
2011-08-03 @DET L 6.0 9 4 4 3 3 1 109 38
2011-07-28 MIN W 7.1 8 1 1 1 2 0 114 59
2011-07-23 TOR ND 6.2 8 4 4 0 8 1 101 50
2011-07-17 @SEA W 7.2 5 1 1 1 4 0 106 68
Last 5 v.BOS 2-0 17.0 17 11 11 6 15 4 5.82 47
2011-04-03 BOS W 7.0 5 1 1 2 8 0 108 69
2010-04-21 @BOS ND 4.0 5 6 6 3 3 3 75 28
2008-09-06 BOS W 6.0 7 4 4 1 4 1 103 45
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   40-24   Road:   34-32   ExtrInn: 4-4 
 vsRHP:  54-38   vsLHP:  20-18   1-Run:  16-21
 vsEast: 17-16   vsCntrl:22-18   vsWest: 26-13 IL: 9-9 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
130 Tue, Aug 23   BOS  L   5-11      74-56  1st  3.5 up
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
 Last 10: 6-4    Last 20:13-7    Last 30:17-13
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Tue, Aug 23, 2011 BOS 11 @TEX  5        W:John Lackey (12-9), L: Colby Lewis (11-9), S: none
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
Season Series: 2011 - TEX over 4-1; 2010 - TEX won 6-4; 2009 - TEX won 7-2; All-Time - BOS leads 324-290

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 (5.32 RS/G) vs. Rangers Pitchers (4.22 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 54.Harrison*
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 12/.166 ··· 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 46/.645 12/2 5/10
13.Crawford* G/S/vP 6/.666 1/2.000 12/.606 3/.000 4/.833 5/1.850 1/.000 9/.222 419/278 .252/.288/.384/.673 .522/.747 .670 103/.704 17/5 8/2
2.Ellsbury* G/S/vP 4/.000 1/.000 1/.000 1/.000 3/.500 4/1.000 ··· 4/.750 567/402 .312/.370/.515/.885 .752/.938 .838 106/.772 34/11 22/0
28.Gonzalez* G/S/vP 3/.000 1/.000 ··· 1/no AB 3/.667 4/.500 ··· 1/.000 574/381 .346/.408/.549/.956 .778/1.046 .958 109/.885 1/0 20/3
60.Lavarnway G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 1/no AB ··· 1/2.000 1/.000 ··· 26/16 .318/.423/.409/.832 .733/.899 .832 26/.832 0/0 0/
12.Lowrie# G/S/vP 6/.334 ··· 4/1.500 2/.000 1/no AB 4/.000 1/.000 3/.000 267/172 .267/.311/.391/.702 .951/.560 .593 51/.615 0/1 4/14
54.McDonald G/S/vP 5/1.933 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/5.000 ··· 1/.000 125/43 .188/.264/.375/.639 .798/.340 .764 35/.770 2/3 5/2
34.Ortiz* G/S/vP 8/.929 ··· 5/2.000 2/.000 2/.500 16/.851 ··· 6/.000 464/313 .300/.388/.557/.945 1.002/.918 .896 73/.862 1/1 24/0
15.Pedroia G/S/vP 8/.393 1/.000 4/1.500 2/.000 3/1.000 7/.619 ··· 3/.666 581/412 .305/.396/.469/.864 1.078/.780 .847 110/.744 24/6 16/4
16.Reddick* G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 1/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· 198/166 .291/.338/.480/.819 .823/.818 .815 78/.531 1/2 6/3
39.Saltalamacchia# G/S/vP 3/.000 ··· ··· 2/.500 4/1.250 2/1.500 ··· 3/1.667 300/205 .247/.307/.462/.768 .628/.834 .775 63/.787 0/0 12/4
10.Scutaro G/S/vP 7/.679 1/.000 10/.733 5/.000 7/1.000 6/.167 ··· ··· 305/223 .272/.338/.375/.713 .662/.731 .666 63/.779 4/2 5/8
33.Varitek# G/S/vP 2/.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 148.0 58.1 12.0 49.1 37.2 42.0 38.0 55.2 TOTAL .278/.349/.453/.802 .797/.804 .768 .742 89/32 155/62
ERA-K/9 3.28/6.0 1.39/9.3 5.25/6.0 3.10/6.8 3.58/9.1 2.36/7.7 2.37/9.5 2.10/11.6 3.77/7.1

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Saltalamacchia (65-28-16)
 Varitek (48-11-5)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 613/.254 223/.172 52/.250 200/.199 169/.277 177/.232 147/.181 208/.162 .247  Ellsbury
 Reddick
 Crawford
 McDonald
 Aviles
 Gonzalez
0/120/0/6
19/3/34/5
98/0/0/1
20/9/21/1
0/0/3/0
0/0/2/0
OPS .693 .508 .745 .622 .763 .589 .536 .508 .703
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 155/.798 126/.531 20/.311 109/.598 72/.873 76/.614 63/.743 112/.429 .739
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 458/.657 97/.479 32/1.008 91/.648 97/.682 101/.569 84/.380 96/.594 .680
Home 311/.710 111/.422 20/.568 118/.657 95/.746 107/.518 81/.539 109/.449
Last 28d days 130/.730 48/.714 43/.787 42/.409 30/.569 25/.613 51/.409 42/.653
HR/SB/CS 12/2/3 4/8/0 2/0/1 4/0/3 3/1/3 3/4/2 4/2/2 8/0/0 131/68/37
Usage ····X··· ·o··oo·· ··X····· ·X··o·oo X····o·· X··o···· o···X··· ·o·o··o·
Rangers Batters (5.08 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
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
1.Andrus G/S/vP 10/.730 2/.000 8/.453 6/1.000 ··· 4/.000 3/.666 529/395 .272/.333/.336/.669 .715/.653 .661 99/.612 32/8 3/25
9.Chavez* G/S/vP 25/.880 ··· 2/.000 ··· ··· 2/1.000 4/.250 208/168 .314/.343/.466/.809 .947/.775 .772 58/.652 8/4 5/1
17.Cruz G/S/vP 9/.347 5/2.000 5/1.600 2/.000 1/.000 5/.400 2/.000 453/352 .259/.313/.511/.824 1.150/.733 .918 96/.738 9/5 26/6
23.Gentry G/S/vP ··· ··· 2/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 105/46 .244/.330/.300/.630 .550/.733 .709 8/.125 14/0 0/1
32.Hamilton* G/S/vP 13/1.538 2/.000 10/.686 2/3.000 1/.000 4/1.250 4/.500 404/287 .302/.347/.529/.875 .747/.928 .915 104/.847 7/1 17/4
5.Kinsler G/S/vP 6/1.000 2/3.500 10/.844 4/.000 ··· 5/.650 8/2.000 579/422 .245/.346/.447/.793 .852/.771 .931 115/.750 21/2 21/8
18.Moreland* G/S/vP 2/3.500 1/.000 ··· 1/no AB 1/.000 ··· 1/2.000 439/328 .278/.341/.446/.787 .587/.855 .815 99/.869 2/2 16/4
7.Murphy* G/S/vP 6/1.750 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 10/.422 2/.000 3/.666 5/.200 1/.000 4/.833 4/.250 319/210 .291/.386/.589/.975 .997/.963 .982 100/1.034 3/2 21/2
12.Quintanilla* G/S/vP 4/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 17/9 .063/.063/.188/.250 .000/.500 .800 14/.000 0/0 0/0
2.Teagarden G/S/vP ··· 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 10/.800 ··· 2/1.500 1/2.000 2/.500 ··· 5/1.000 363/256 .283/.315/.399/.714 .632/.748 .815 89/.813 0/2 4/7
10.Young G/S/vP 23/.403 5/1.800 11/.489 5/.200 ··· 7/.429 5/.000 553/413 .337/.374/.489/.864 .904/.850 .936 110/.890 5/2 10/6
IP 157.0 83.1 52.0 60.0 36.0 51.2 43.0 TOTAL .277/.334/.445/.779 .778/.780 .848 .758 113/38 153/102
ERA-K/9 2.46/7.9 3.02/5.9 3.63/9.0 2.10/9.3 3.75/8.2 2.96/11.7 3.98/7.3 3.90/7.3

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Napoli (12-9-0)
 Teagarden (6-7-1)
 Torrealba (50-21-5)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 613/.201 350/.214 223/.233 227/.164 150/.227 206/.211 174/.236 .244  Cruz
 Murphy
 Chavez
 Hamilton
 Gentry
 Moreland
18/0/101/6
73/13/9/5
7/47/5/3
60/29/0/3
0/41/3/0
0/0/34/0
OPS .577 .643 .643 .504 .736 .562 .678 .698
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 368/.559 154/.591 94/.789 129/.602 76/.801 100/.499 69/.839 .691
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 245/.603 196/.683 129/.538 98/.370 74/.672 106/.622 105/.574 .704
Road 340/.579 135/.658 97/.612 119/.521 61/.501 99/.540 70/.728
Last 28d days 129/.796 47/.602 51/.999 39/.556 38/.682 29/.138 32/.585
HR/SB/CS 15/17/4 6/5/0 3/5/3 5/7/1 4/5/0 3/4/0 6/1/2 117/113/39
Usage ·····X·· X···X·X· ·X·X···X ··X··o·o oo·X···o ·····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.