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Game Preview: BOS @ TOR, 7:07pm, Wednesday, May 11, 2011 @Rogers Centre

RedSox, 17-19, 17-19 3rd, 4½ GB, 3½ GB in WC

SP: John Lackey (32, RHP, 2-4, 7.16)

2011 Gamelogs / 2011 Splits / vs. TOR Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2011 (2-4) 32.2 44 26 26 13 18 4 7.16
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 3-4 40.1 50 29 28 15 28 5 6.25 42
2011-05-05 LAA L 4.0 10 8 8 3 1 1 97 8
2011-04-30 SEA L 6.0 7 2 2 4 3 0 113 49
2011-04-24 @LAA W 8.0 6 0 0 1 6 0 108 75
2011-04-19 @OAK L 6.0 4 1 1 1 3 0 93 62
2011-04-08 NYY W 5.0 7 6 6 2 2 1 91 29
2011-04-02 @TEX L 3.2 10 9 9 2 3 2 86 6
2010-10-03 NYY W 7.2 6 3 2 2 10 1 118 65
Last 5 v.TOR 1-2 30.0 39 25 24 15 21 3 7.20 38
2010-09-17 TOR L 4.1 8 7 6 2 3 0 83 22
2010-08-12 @TOR ND 8.0 8 3 3 1 4 1 98 57
2010-07-10 @TOR L 4.2 8 7 7 6 2 1 105 16
2010-05-10 TOR W 6.0 8 6 6 3 6 1 96 35
2009-06-04 @TOR ND 7.0 7 2 2 3 6 0 114 58
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   11-9    Road:    6-10   ExtrInn: 2-2 
 vsRHP:  12-12   vsLHP:   5-7    1-Run:   3-6 
 vsEast:  6-7    vsCntrl: 3-4    vsWest:  8-8  IL: 0-0 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 36 Tue, May 10  @TOR  L   6-7 (10)  17-19  3rd  4.5 gb
 35 Mon, May  9   MIN  W   2-1 (11)  17-18  3rd  3.5 gb
 34 Sun, May  8   MIN  W   9-5       16-18  3rd  4.0 gb
 33 Sat, May  7   MIN  W   4-0       15-18  3rd  4.0 gb
 32 Fri, May  6   MIN  L   2-9       14-18  5th  5.0 gb
 31 Thu, May  5   LAA  L   0-11      14-17  4th  4.0 gb
 30 Wed, May  4   LAA  L   3-5 (13)  14-16  4th  4.0 gb
 29 Tue, May  3   LAA  W   7-3       14-15  3rd  4.0 gb
 28 Mon, May  2   LAA  W   9-5       13-15  4th  5.0 gb
 27 Sun, May  1   SEA  W   3-2       12-15  5th  5.0 gb
 Last 10: 6-4    Last 20:12-8    Last 30:17-13
Blue Jays, 16-20, 16-20 4th, 5½ GB, 4½ GB in WC

SP: Jesse Litsch (26, RHP, 3-2, 4.04)

2011 Gamelogs / 2011 Splits / vs. BOS Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2011 (3-2) 35.2 35 18 16 14 31 3 4.04
2010 (1-5) 46.2 53 30 30 15 16 7 5.79
2009 (0-1) 9.0 14 9 9 1 8 4 9.00
Last 7 GS 3-3 39.2 41 22 20 16 32 4 4.54 49
2011-05-06 DET W 6.1 4 1 1 3 9 0 95 67
2011-05-01 @NYY L 6.0 6 5 5 2 5 2 94 43
2011-04-26 @TEX W 6.0 7 3 3 2 1 0 92 45
2011-04-17 @BOS L 6.0 7 6 4 1 5 1 97 42
2011-04-11 @SEA ND 5.0 5 0 0 4 4 0 111 57
2011-04-06 OAK W 6.1 6 3 3 2 7 0 100 54
2010-08-01 CLE L 4.0 6 4 4 2 1 1 74 33
Last 5 v.BOS 2-2 29.1 24 14 12 13 19 3 3.68 52
2011-04-17 @BOS L 6.0 7 6 4 1 5 1 97 42
2010-07-11 BOS L 7.0 4 3 3 1 5 2 99 61
2008-09-13 @BOS ND 5.1 5 3 3 5 3 0 110 44
2008-08-23 BOS W 6.0 3 0 0 3 4 0 105 67
2008-04-05 BOS W 5.0 5 2 2 3 2 0 83 48
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:    8-8    Road:    8-12   ExtrInn: 4-1 
 vsRHP:  10-16   vsLHP:   6-4    1-Run:   6-8 
 vsEast:  6-10   vsCntrl: 3-4    vsWest:  7-6  IL: 0-0 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 36 Tue, May 10   BOS  W   7-6 (10)  16-20  4th  5.5 gb
 35 Mon, May  9   DET  L   5-10      15-20  4th  5.5 gb
 34 Sun, May  8   DET  L   2-5       15-19  4th  5.0 gb
 33 Sat, May  7   DET  L   0-9       15-18  3rd  4.0 gb
 32 Fri, May  6   DET  W   7-4       15-17  3rd  4.0 gb
 31 Thu, May  5  @TBR  L   1-3       14-17  4th  4.0 gb
 30 Wed, May  4  @TBR  W   3-2       14-16  4th  4.0 gb
 29 Tue, May  3  @TBR  L   2-3       13-16  5th  5.0 gb
 28 Sun, May  1  @NYY  L   2-5       13-15  4th  4.5 gb
 27 Sat, Apr 30  @NYY  L   4-5       13-14  3rd  3.5 gb
 Last 10: 3-7    Last 20: 9-11   Last 30:12-18
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Tue, May 10, 2011 TOR  7  BOS  6 (10)   W:Carlos Villanueva (1-0), L: Matt Albers (0-1), S: none
Mon, Apr 18, 2011 BOS  9  TOR  1        W:Daisuke Matsuzaka (1-2), L: Ricky Romero (1-2), S: none
Sun, Apr 17, 2011 BOS  8  TOR  1        W:Jon Lester (1-1), L: Jesse Litsch (1-1), S: none
Sat, Apr 16, 2011 BOS  4  TOR  1        W:Josh Beckett (2-1), L: Jo-Jo Reyes (0-2), S: Jonathan Papelbon (2)
Fri, Apr 15, 2011 TOR  7 @BOS  6        W:Brett Cecil (1-1), L: Bobby Jenks (0-1), S: Jon Rauch (3)

Sun, Sep 19, 2010 BOS  6  TOR  0        W:Jon Lester (18-8), L: Shaun Marcum (12-8), S: none
Sat, Sep 18, 2010 TOR  4 @BOS  3        W:Ricky Romero (13-9), L: Josh Beckett (5-5), S: Kevin Gregg (33)
Fri, Sep 17, 2010 TOR 11 @BOS  9        W:Brett Cecil (13-7), L: John Lackey (12-11), S: Kevin Gregg (32)
Sun, Aug 22, 2010 BOS  5  TOR  0        W:Clay Buchholz (15-5), L: Shaun Marcum (11-7), S: Felix Doubront (2)
Sat, Aug 21, 2010 BOS  5  TOR  4 (11)   W:Jonathan Papelbon (5-5), L: Casey Janssen (4-2), S: none
Season Series: 2011 - BOS over 3-2; 2010 - BOS won 12-6; 2009 - BOS won 11-7; All-Time - BOS leads 274-216

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 (4.22 RS/G) vs. Blue Jays Pitchers (4.58 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 51.Litsch
G/S/vB
57.Camp
G/S/vB
29.Dotel
G/S/vB
50.Francisco
G/S/vB
54.Frasor
G/S/vB
44.Janssen
G/S/vB
60.Rauch
G/S/vB
34.Rzepczynski*
G/S/vB
33.Villanueva
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
23.Cameron G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 5/.400 ··· 1/.000 1/2.000 6/.834 ··· 2/.000 40/17 .162/.205/.324/.529 .737/.250 .143 27/.645 0/0 2/0
13.Crawford* G/S/vP 14/1.000 9/1.015 5/.000 5/.400 17/.352 13/.583 3/.666 7/.500 ··· 146/102 .210/.248/.297/.545 .420/.600 .517 97/.630 5/2 1/0
7.Drew* G/S/vP 13/.944 9/1.792 21/.929 4/1.750 5/.800 7/.953 5/.000 5/.000 ··· 114/88 .237/.351/.361/.712 .766/.692 .765 83/.709 0/0 2/0
2.Ellsbury* G/S/vP 13/1.098 6/1.267 3/4.500 4/.833 5/.800 9/.944 ··· 1/2.000 5/.650 151/115 .300/.351/.464/.815 .611/.879 .780 111/.883 11/4 4/0
28.Gonzalez* G/S/vP 3/.666 3/1.667 4/1.167 1/5.000 1/5.000 ··· 9/.347 2/1.000 11/.637 160/107 .324/.375/.541/.916 .595/1.066 .984 113/.960 1/0 6/0
12.Lowrie# G/S/vP 9/.236 5/1.850 ··· 1/.000 3/.333 2/2.500 ··· 4/1.250 1/.000 114/76 .327/.360/.505/.864 1.237/.664 .679 96/.828 0/1 3/5
54.McDonald G/S/vP 3/1.666 4/.000 ··· 2/1.000 2/.500 5/1.800 ··· ··· 1/.000 22/7 .150/.227/.300/.527 .651/.286 .125 13/.397 1/1 1/1
34.Ortiz* G/S/vP 23/.725 16/1.396 8/1.500 7/1.171 21/.508 8/.125 7/.714 6/.167 3/4.000 141/98 .293/.376/.472/.847 .970/.795 .871 97/.848 0/0 5/
15.Pedroia G/S/vP 17/.791 11/1.045 8/1.500 6/1.200 10/.400 11/.909 2/.000 3/1.167 4/2.417 162/114 .244/.364/.326/.690 .939/.591 .598 115/.564 5/2 2/1
39.Saltalamacchia# G/S/vP 3/1.334 2/.000 ··· ··· 5/.800 3/.000 1/.000 1/2.000 ··· 77/59 .208/.260/.278/.538 .333/.603 .451 48/.597 0/0 0/1
33.Varitek# G/S/vP 10/.300 16/.771 6/1.400 6/1.667 10/.200 5/1.000 1/2.000 ··· 4/.250 59/36 .154/.241/.212/.453 .310/.552 .367 48/.493 0/0 0/0
20.Youkilis G/S/vP 15/.498 18/.873 3/.333 8/1.893 14/.214 13/.496 2/.000 5/.900 4/.500 138/91 .239/.391/.459/.850 1.074/.735 .639 91/.913 0/0 5/2
IP 35.2 18.0 10.0 7.2 16.1 14.1 13.2 17.1 21.1 TOTAL .257/.334/.399/.733 .768/.717 .664 .758 23/10 32/17
ERA-K/9 4.04/7.8 2.50/4.0 7.20/10.8 3.52/12.9 1.65/9.4 1.88/5.7 3.29/5.3 2.60/9.4 1.69/6.3 4.09/7.8

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Saltalamacchia (26-9-3)
 Varitek (16-3-1)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 153/.255 74/.279 49/.211 33/.172 66/.200 61/.241 54/.184 65/.172 77/.134 .245  Drew
 Ellsbury
 Crawford
 McDonald
 Cameron
0/0/28/2
0/33/0/0
34/0/0/0
4/2/4/0
1/2/9/0
OPS .716 .770 .849 .652 .623 .606 .667 .451 .473 .721
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 85/.978 40/1.047 23/1.545 23/.970 31/.469 33/.442 33/.624 36/.379 34/.610 .793
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 68/.388 34/.438 26/.397 10/.000 35/.762 28/.804 21/.714 29/.535 43/.367 .657
Home 51/.620 37/.659 16/.837 16/.979 37/.824 36/.772 27/.483 29/.535 42/.610
Last 28d days 103/.721 50/.809 39/.917 33/.652 42/.621 52/.594 30/.533 38/.547 54/.486
HR/SB/CS 3/1/1 1/1/1 3/0/0 2/4/0 2/5/0 0/1/1 3/0/0 0/0/1 2/2/0 35/29/10
Usage ····X··· ·X··X··o ·X·o·o·· X···o·X· X·X·o·o· ·o·X·X·· oo··o··o X·X···Xo X··X····
Blue Jays Batters (4.28 RS/G) vs. RedSox Pitchers (4.47 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
53.Hill*
G/S/vB
37.Okajima*
G/S/vB
58.Papelbon
G/S/vB
49.Wakefield
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
9.Arencibia G/S/vP ··· 3/.333 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 101/70 .239/.307/.489/.796 1.081/.674 .936 66/.635 0/0 5/2
19.Bautista G/S/vP 16/1.165 3/.000 12/1.060 6/.167 25/.478 2/2.500 8/.125 9/.111 129/102 .354/.519/.781/1.301 1.506/1.247 1.772 85/1.400 4/0 11/1
11.Davis G/S/vP 18/.667 2/1.000 7/.286 3/.000 5/.200 1/.000 2/1.000 5/.000 74/57 .197/.230/.268/.497 .471/.505 .559 42/.619 9/3 0/1
10.Encarnacion G/S/vP 11/.384 4/.000 9/.444 3/1.334 19/.939 ··· 3/4.000 4/.500 113/86 .243/.274/.355/.629 .340/.721 .658 70/.635 1/0 0/8
5.Escobar G/S/vP 7/1.285 1/.000 11/.909 5/.000 8/.250 1/.000 1/2.000 6/1.500 146/110 .268/.345/.386/.731 .917/.668 .897 104/.563 1/0 3/2
2.Hill G/S/vP 24/.440 5/.400 9/.583 2/.000 6/1.167 5/.000 18/.513 36/.657 82/65 .227/.256/.267/.523 .180/.614 .451 32/.732 6/0 0/0
26.Lind* G/S/vP 18/1.389 7/.286 8/.708 3/.666 5/.400 11/.455 15/.481 13/.308 140/100 .313/.343/.516/.858 .850/.862 .812 89/.993 1/1 7/2
6.McDonald G/S/vP 22/.466 3/.333 5/.400 3/1.667 1/.000 5/.000 3/.666 33/.486 86/66 .195/.267/.286/.553 .633/.529 .519 64/.453 1/2 1/0
8.Molina G/S/vP 8/.125 ··· 4/.833 2/.000 ··· 3/.333 3/.833 20/.585 50/40 .250/.327/.409/.736 1.600/.514 .899 32/.513 0/0 1/0
16.Patterson* G/S/vP 15/.266 ··· ··· 3/.000 1/.000 4/1.167 6/.200 17/.236 106/73 .267/.302/.426/.728 .908/.647 .607 92/.673 4/4 2/0
20.Rivera G/S/vP 3/1.667 7/.629 4/2.000 3/.000 3/.000 ··· 9/.000 13/.770 122/93 .217/.320/.292/.612 .753/.569 .452 84/.727 1/2 2/0
IP 32.2 13.2 14.1 18.2 3.2 8.1 14.2 22.0 TOTAL .247/.320/.398/.718 .795/.693 .767 .705 38/13 37/24
ERA-K/9 7.16/5.0 2.63/4.6 1.88/8.8 2.89/8.7 0.00/9.7 4.32/6.5 2.45/11.6 5.73/3.3 4.25/7.1

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Arencibia (17-6-2)
 Molina (12-4-1)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 157/.317 56/.180 57/.196 70/.203 13/.091 36/.233 59/.222 92/.253 .247  Bautista
 Rivera
 Patterson
 Davis
0/0/27/3
13/0/4/2
3/23/0/1
0/11/6/0
OPS .903 .608 .498 .563 .322 .643 .549 .797 .718
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 80/.808 29/.660 28/.613 37/.611 6/.167 13/.916 32/.477 52/.650 .701
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 77/1.008 27/.551 29/.392 33/.496 7/.452 23/.483 27/.638 40/.989 .734
Road 78/.786 7/.821 23/.419 36/.853 4/.000 6/1.100 25/.724 18/.637
Last 28d days 109/.696 35/.544 49/.532 49/.459 13/.322 36/.643 46/.517 55/.783
HR/SB/CS 4/8/1 2/1/0 0/4/0 1/2/1 0/0/0 0/2/0 0/1/0 4/0/1 36/42/12
Usage ·····X·· Xo··X··· X·Xo··X· X·oo··Xo o··X·X·· ·X····X· ·X·o··XX ····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.