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Game Preview: BOS @ TEX, 8:05pm, Thursday, August 25, 2011 @Rangers Ballpark in Arlington

RedSox, 79-50, 79-50 1st, 1 up

SP: Andrew Miller (26, LHP, 5-1, 4.99)

2011 Gamelogs / 2011 Splits / vs. TEX Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2011 (5-1) 48.2 58 30 27 30 33 5 4.99
2010 (1-5) 32.2 51 34 31 26 28 6 8.54
2009 (3-5) 80.0 85 52 43 43 59 7 4.84
Last 7 GS 4-1 34.0 42 23 21 22 18 4 5.56 41
2011-08-19 @KCR W 5.1 3 1 1 2 3 0 83 59
2011-07-31 @CHW ND 5.2 10 3 3 1 8 0 106 44
2011-07-26 KCR ND 3.2 9 7 5 2 1 2 80 18
2011-07-20 @BAL W 5.2 2 0 0 6 3 0 103 62
2011-07-15 @TBR L 2.2 5 7 7 5 0 1 85 15
2011-07-07 BAL W 5.0 6 3 3 4 0 0 97 39
2011-07-02 @HOU W 6.0 7 2 2 2 3 1 85 51
Has never faced TEX as starter.
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   38-24   Road:   41-26   ExtrInn: 5-3 
 vsRHP:  49-35   vsLHP:  30-15   1-Run:  17-12
 vsEast: 31-15   vsCntrl:21-16   vsWest: 17-11 IL:10-8 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
129 Wed, Aug 24  @TEX  W  13-2       79-50  1st  1.0 up
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
 Last 10: 6-4    Last 20:11-9    Last 30:17-13
Rangers, 74-57, 74-57 1st, 2½ up

SP: Alexi Ogando (27, RHP, 12-5, 3.30)

2011 Gamelogs / 2011 Splits / vs. BOS Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2011 (12-5) 147.1 128 59 54 37 107 12 3.30
2010 (4-1) 41.2 31 6 6 16 39 2 1.30
Last 7 GS 3-2 42.2 45 20 20 14 29 2 4.22 50
2011-08-20 @CHW ND 7.0 6 2 2 1 5 0 104 61
2011-08-15 @LAA W 6.1 8 4 4 2 2 1 105 41
2011-08-09 SEA ND 2.2 8 6 6 2 0 0 70 16
2011-08-04 @DET W 6.1 8 2 2 0 7 0 97 56
2011-07-29 @TOR L 5.2 4 3 3 4 4 1 103 49
2011-07-24 TOR L 6.2 7 3 3 2 6 0 103 52
2011-07-19 @LAA W 8.0 4 0 0 3 5 0 116 76
Has never faced BOS as starter.
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   40-25   Road:   34-32   ExtrInn: 4-4 
 vsRHP:  54-39   vsLHP:  20-18   1-Run:  16-21
 vsEast: 17-17   vsCntrl:22-18   vsWest: 26-13 IL: 9-9 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
131 Wed, Aug 24   BOS  L   2-13      74-57  1st  2.5 up
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
 Last 10: 5-5    Last 20:13-7    Last 30:16-14
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Wed, Aug 24, 2011 BOS 13 @TEX  2        W:Josh Beckett (11-5), L: Matt Harrison (10-9), S: none
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)
Season Series: 2011 - TEX over 4-2; 2010 - TEX won 6-4; 2009 - TEX won 7-2; All-Time - BOS leads 325-290

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 (5.38 RS/G) vs. Rangers Pitchers (4.28 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS Ogando
G/S/vB
37.Adams
G/S/vB
39.Feldman
G/S/vB
30.Feliz
G/S/vB
57.Lowe
G/S/vB
56.O'Day
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 5/1.000 1/no AB 2/1.000 1/.000 249/173 .235/.268/.383/.651 .884/.550 .739 47/.631 12/2 5/10
13.Crawford* G/S/vP 1/no AB 1/2.000 12/.606 3/.000 4/.833 6/1.166 5/1.850 1/.000 9/.222 423/279 .255/.290/.396/.687 .535/.763 .697 106/.768 17/5 9/2
2.Ellsbury* G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 1/.000 1/.000 3/.500 6/1.166 4/1.000 1/5.000 4/.750 572/404 .315/.372/.521/.894 .763/.946 .856 107/.835 35/11 23/0
28.Gonzalez* G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/no AB 3/.667 2/2.500 4/.500 1/.000 1/.000 579/383 .347/.409/.554/.964 .783/1.054 .971 110/.922 1/0 21/3
60.Lavarnway G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 1/no AB 1/.000 ··· 1/2.000 1/.000 ··· 27/17 .304/.407/.391/.799 .733/.840 .799 27/.799 0/0 0/0
12.Lowrie# G/S/vP ··· ··· 4/1.500 2/.000 2/.500 3/1.334 4/.000 1/.000 3/.000 272/174 .267/.310/.389/.699 .931/.565 .591 56/.606 0/1 4/14
54.McDonald G/S/vP 2/.000 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· 4/.000 1/5.000 1/2.000 1/.000 129/45 .198/.271/.379/.651 .803/.371 .776 39/.793 2/3 5/2
34.Ortiz* G/S/vP 3/.333 ··· 5/2.000 2/.000 2/.500 4/.000 16/.851 ··· 6/.000 469/315 .301/.388/.557/.946 1.016/.911 .898 74/.923 1/1 24/0
15.Pedroia G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 4/1.500 2/.000 3/1.000 8/.393 7/.619 1/.000 3/.666 585/413 .307/.396/.469/.865 1.083/.778 .849 110/.720 24/6 16/4
16.Reddick* G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 2/.000 1/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· 199/167 .289/.337/.478/.814 .823/.813 .807 75/.553 1/2 6/3
39.Saltalamacchia# G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 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 3/1.167 1/.000 10/.733 5/.000 7/1.000 11/.586 6/.167 1/.000 ··· 310/225 .272/.339/.377/.716 .675/.731 .672 68/.787 4/2 5/8
33.Varitek# G/S/vP ··· ··· 3/.000 1/.000 3/.333 2/.000 9/1.000 ··· 1/.000 212/143 .229/.306/.415/.721 .814/.675 .736 39/.673 0/0 8/0
IP 147.1 58.1 12.0 49.1 38.2 13.2 42.0 39.0 55.2 TOTAL .279/.349/.455/.804 .802/.806 .774 .764 90/32 158/62
ERA-K/9 3.30/6.5 1.39/9.3 5.25/6.0 3.10/6.8 3.49/8.8 5.93/9.2 2.36/7.7 2.77/9.2 2.10/11.6 3.84/7.1

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Lavarnway (0-0-0)
 Saltalamacchia (65-28-16)
 Varitek (49-11-5)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 599/.231 223/.172 52/.250 200/.199 172/.272 64/.291 177/.232 152/.189 208/.162 .248  Ellsbury
 Reddick
 Crawford
 McDonald
 Aviles
 Gonzalez
0/121/0/6
20/3/34/5
99/0/0/1
20/9/22/1
0/0/3/0
0/0/2/0
OPS .632 .508 .745 .622 .748 1.001 .589 .566 .508 .707
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 344/.681 126/.531 20/.311 109/.598 74/.847 25/.917 76/.614 65/.801 112/.429 .748
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 255/.565 97/.479 32/1.008 91/.648 98/.675 39/1.049 101/.569 87/.391 96/.594 .681
Home 301/.668 111/.422 20/.568 118/.657 98/.721 54/.975 107/.518 86/.592 109/.449
Last 28d days 122/.788 44/.734 43/.787 39/.443 33/.514 14/1.203 25/.613 55/.512 38/.642
HR/SB/CS 12/2/2 4/8/0 2/0/1 4/0/3 3/1/3 6/4/0 3/4/2 5/2/2 8/0/0 134/69/37
Usage ····X··· ··o··oo· ···X···· ··X··o·o oX····o· X······· ·X··o··· Xo···X·· ··o·o··o
Rangers Batters (5.05 RS/G) vs. RedSox Pitchers (4.16 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 30.Miller*
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 ··· 2/.000 9/.393 6/1.000 ··· 4/.000 3/.666 533/399 .270/.330/.333/.663 .715/.646 .650 99/.590 32/8 3/25
9.Chavez* G/S/vP ··· ··· 2/.000 ··· 1/.000 3/.666 4/.250 212/171 .313/.341/.462/.803 .923/.773 .760 59/.675 8/4 5/1
17.Cruz G/S/vP ··· 5/2.000 5/1.600 2/.000 1/.000 5/.400 2/.000 453/352 .259/.313/.511/.824 1.150/.733 .918 92/.772 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 ··· 2/.000 11/.741 2/3.000 1/.000 4/1.250 4/.500 408/291 .301/.348/.526/.874 .747/.926 .912 104/.785 8/1 17/4
5.Kinsler G/S/vP 1/.000 2/3.500 11/.955 4/.000 ··· 5/.650 8/2.000 583/426 .246/.345/.445/.791 .852/.768 .924 115/.768 21/2 21/8
18.Moreland* G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 1/.000 1/no AB 1/.000 ··· 1/2.000 443/332 .276/.338/.441/.779 .587/.844 .799 99/.825 2/2 16/4
7.Murphy* G/S/vP ··· 3/.333 5/.650 1/3.000 1/.000 5/.000 1/3.000 316/228 .240/.304/.323/.627 .426/.704 .675 58/.445 6/6 5/4
25.Napoli G/S/vP ··· 2/.000 4/1.000 5/.200 1/.000 4/.833 4/.250 323/214 .294/.387/.599/.986 .997/.980 1.005 104/1.064 3/2 22/2
12.Quintanilla* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 21/12 .050/.050/.150/.200 .000/.364 .444 18/.000 0/0 0/0
8.Torrealba G/S/vP 3/.000 ··· 2/1.500 1/2.000 2/.500 ··· 5/1.000 363/256 .283/.315/.399/.714 .632/.748 .815 85/.815 0/2 4/7
10.Young G/S/vP ··· 5/1.800 12/.444 5/.200 ··· 7/.429 5/.000 557/417 .337/.375/.488/.864 .904/.850 .935 110/.871 5/2 10/6
IP 48.2 83.1 53.0 60.0 37.0 52.2 43.0 TOTAL .276/.333/.444/.777 .776/.778 .843 .749 114/38 154/102
ERA-K/9 4.99/6.1 3.02/5.9 3.74/8.8 2.10/9.3 3.65/8.5 2.91/11.6 3.98/7.3 3.89/7.3

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Napoli (13-9-0)
 Torrealba (50-21-5)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 233/.304 350/.214 229/.237 227/.164 153/.222 209/.208 174/.236 .243  Cruz
 Murphy
 Hamilton
 Chavez
 Moreland
 Gentry
18/0/101/6
73/13/10/5
61/29/0/4
8/48/5/3
0/0/34/0
0/42/3/0
OPS .849 .643 .649 .504 .720 .553 .678 .697
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 58/.906 154/.591 96/.786 129/.602 79/.768 103/.484 69/.839 .688
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 175/.829 196/.683 133/.553 98/.370 74/.672 106/.622 105/.574 .704
Road 146/.729 135/.658 103/.629 119/.521 64/.476 102/.524 70/.728
Last 28d days 67/.777 47/.602 52/.977 39/.556 37/.662 32/.125 32/.585
HR/SB/CS 5/5/0 6/5/0 3/5/3 5/7/1 4/5/0 3/4/0 6/1/2 118/114/39
Usage ·····X·· ·X···X·X X·X·X··· ···X··o· ooo·X··· o·····o· ·o·oX··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.