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Game Preview: BOS @ LAA, 10:05pm, Thursday, August 30, 2012 @Angel Stadium of Anaheim

RedSox, 62-69, 62-69 4th, 13½ GB, 11 GB in WC

SP: Jon Lester (28, LHP, 8-10, 4.98)

2012 Gamelogs / 2012 Splits / vs. LAA Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2012 (8-10) 161.0 169 95 89 50 139 20 4.98
2011 (15-9) 191.2 166 77 74 75 182 20 3.47
2010 (19-9) 208.0 167 81 75 83 225 14 3.25
Last 7 GS 3-3 44.2 40 27 27 17 41 8 5.44 50
2012-08-24 KCR W 7.0 6 3 3 4 6 1 93 55
2012-08-18 @NYY W 7.0 5 1 1 2 4 1 105 65
2012-08-12 @CLE W 6.0 3 1 1 2 12 0 101 72
2012-08-07 TEX L 6.2 6 4 4 2 4 0 116 48
2012-08-02 MIN L 8.0 7 3 3 0 7 0 105 63
2012-07-28 @NYY ND 6.0 4 4 4 2 6 2 101 52
2012-07-22 TOR L 4.0 9 11 11 5 2 4 94 -3
Last 5 v.LAA 3-0 29.1 32 11 11 10 28 3 3.38 54
2011-05-03 LAA W 7.0 6 1 1 1 11 1 93 71
2011-04-22 @LAA W 6.0 4 0 0 2 8 0 111 70
2010-05-04 LAA W 8.0 5 1 1 2 5 0 120 71
2008-04-23 LAA ND 5.0 9 4 4 2 1 2 80 32
2007-08-08 @LAA ND 3.1 8 5 5 3 3 0 93 24
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   32-38   Road:   30-31   ExtrInn: 2-8 
 vsRHP:  37-52   vsLHP:  25-17   1-Run:  13-17
 vsEast: 20-28   vsCntrl:24-16   vsWest:  7-18 IL:11-7 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
131 Wed, Aug 29  @LAA  L   3-10      62-69  4th 13.5 gb
130 Tue, Aug 28  @LAA  L   5-6       62-68  4th 13.5 gb
129 Mon, Aug 27   KCR  W   5-1       62-67  4th 12.5 gb
128 Sun, Aug 26   KCR  W   8-6       61-67  4th 13.5 gb
127 Sat, Aug 25   KCR  L   9-10(12)  60-67  4th 13.5 gb
126 Fri, Aug 24   KCR  W   4-3       60-66  4th 13.5 gb
125 Thu, Aug 23   LAA  L  13-14(10)  59-66  4th 13.5 gb
124 Wed, Aug 22   LAA  L   3-7       59-65  4th 13.0 gb
123 Tue, Aug 21   LAA  L   3-5       59-64  4th 13.0 gb
122 Sun, Aug 19  @NYY  L   1-4       59-63  4th 13.5 gb
 Last 10: 3-7    Last 20: 7-13   Last 30:12-18
Angels, 68-62, 68-62 3rd, 9 GB, 4½ GB in WC

SP: Zack Greinke (28, RHP, 11-5, 3.87)

2012 Gamelogs / 2012 Splits / vs. BOS Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2012 (11-5) 162.2 163 72 70 43 155 13 3.87
2011 (16-6) 171.2 161 82 73 45 201 19 3.83
2010 (10-14) 220.0 219 114 102 55 181 18 4.17
Last 7 GS 2-2 46.2 46 24 24 15 38 6 4.63 52
2012-08-24 @DET W 7.2 5 1 1 2 5 1 115 68
2012-08-19 TBR L 6.0 7 6 6 4 8 1 113 38
2012-08-14 CLE W 7.0 8 4 4 1 5 1 112 49
2012-08-08 @OAK ND 5.0 6 4 4 5 3 1 103 37
2012-08-03 @CHW ND 7.0 10 6 6 2 4 2 112 35
2012-07-29 TBR L 7.0 7 2 2 1 8 0 111 62
2012-07-24 @PHI ND 7.0 3 1 1 0 5 0 87 72
Last 5 v.BOS 1-4 32.2 32 12 11 9 23 3 3.03 55
2010-05-29 @BOS L 6.0 5 1 1 3 3 0 115 58
2010-04-10 BOS L 6.2 8 4 4 0 5 2 108 47
2009-09-22 BOS W 6.0 2 0 0 3 5 0 91 70
2007-04-05 BOS L 7.0 8 2 1 1 7 0 101 61
2005-08-23 BOS L 7.0 9 5 5 2 3 1 107 40
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   35-29   Road:   33-33   ExtrInn: 3-4 
 vsRHP:  47-42   vsLHP:  21-20   1-Run:  12-14
 vsEast: 21-20   vsCntrl:17-19   vsWest: 18-17 IL:12-6 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
130 Wed, Aug 29   BOS  W  10-3       68-62  3rd  9.0 gb
129 Tue, Aug 28   BOS  W   6-5       67-62  3rd 10.0 gb
128 Sun, Aug 26  @DET  L   2-5       66-62  3rd  9.5 gb
127 Sat, Aug 25  @DET  L   3-5       66-61  3rd  9.5 gb
126 Fri, Aug 24  @DET  W   2-1       66-60  3rd  8.5 gb
125 Thu, Aug 23  @BOS  W  14-13(10)  65-60  3rd  8.5 gb
124 Wed, Aug 22  @BOS  W   7-3       64-60  3rd  8.5 gb
123 Tue, Aug 21  @BOS  W   5-3       63-60  3rd  8.5 gb
122 Sun, Aug 19   TBR  L   3-8       62-60  3rd  9.0 gb
121 Sat, Aug 18   TBR  L   8-10      62-59  3rd  8.0 gb
 Last 10: 6-4    Last 20: 9-11   Last 30:13-17
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Wed, Aug 29, 2012 LAA 10  BOS  3        W:C.J. Wilson (10-9), L: Zach Stewart (1-3), S: none
Tue, Aug 28, 2012 LAA  6  BOS  5        W:Kevin Jepsen (3-2), L: Alfredo Aceves (2-9), S: none
Thu, Aug 23, 2012 LAA 14 @BOS 13 (10)   W:Ernesto Frieri (3-0), L: Alfredo Aceves (2-8), S: none
Wed, Aug 22, 2012 LAA  7 @BOS  3        W:Jered Weaver (16-3), L: Clay Buchholz (11-4), S: none
Tue, Aug 21, 2012 LAA  5 @BOS  3        W:Ervin Santana (7-10), L: Aaron Cook (3-7), S: Ernesto Frieri (15)

Thu, May 05, 2011 LAA 11 @BOS  0        W:Joel Pineiro (1-0), L: John Lackey (2-4), S: none
Wed, May 04, 2011 LAA  5 @BOS  3 (13)   W:Trevor Bell (1-0), L: Daisuke Matsuzaka (2-3), S: none
Tue, May 03, 2011 BOS  7  LAA  3        W:Jon Lester (4-1), L: Dan Haren (4-2), S: none
Mon, May 02, 2011 BOS  9  LAA  5        W:Clay Buchholz (2-3), L: Jered Weaver (6-1), S: none
Sun, Apr 24, 2011 BOS  7 @LAA  0        W:John Lackey (2-2), L: Matt Palmer (1-1), S: none
Season Series: 2012 - LAA over 5-0; 2011 - BOS won 6-2; 2010 - BOS won 9-1; All-Time - BOS leads 327-285

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 2012 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 (4.92 RS/G) vs. Angels Pitchers (4.50 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 23.Greinke
G/S/vB
49.Frieri
G/S/vB
32.Hawkins
G/S/vB
55.Isringhausen
G/S/vB
40.Jepsen
G/S/vB
51.Walden
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
3.Aviles G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 ··· 4/1.750 6/1.166 2/.500 481/337 .257/.287/.403/.689 .762/.658 .683 82/.781 12/5 13/13
77.Ciriaco G/S/vP ··· 2/1.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 2/1.500 153/103 .345/.358/.473/.831 .889/.803 .703 75/.906 10/0 2/3
2.Ellsbury* G/S/vP 7/.715 2/.000 1/.000 1/.000 3/1.334 3/1.667 224/139 .273/.317/.383/.700 .643/.736 .604 111/.712 11/1 2/0
50.Gomez G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 ··· 2/1.000 ··· ··· 57/38 .327/.386/.462/.848 .721/.909 .692 26/1.007 0/0 1/4
58.Iglesias G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 9/5 .000/.000/.000/.000 .000/.000 .000 9/.000 0/0 0/0
55.Kalish* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· 2/1.000 ··· 90/77 .202/.244/.238/.483 .641/.456 .455 20/.472 3/2 0/3
60.Lavarnway G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/no AB 1/2.000 ··· ··· 62/37 .196/.258/.250/.508 .285/.668 .481 58/.523 0/0 0/1
22.Loney* G/S/vP 6/.167 7/.971 5/.400 4/1.000 1/.000 ··· 373/290 .256/.304/.343/.647 .575/.667 .643 63/.663 0/3 4/6
15.Pedroia G/S/vP 14/.762 4/1.417 3/1.334 ··· 4/1.250 4/.500 507/347 .282/.338/.438/.776 .845/.745 .776 113/.970 12/5 12/5
26.Podsednik* G/S/vP 37/1.276 2/.000 3/.000 7/.629 4/1.000 1/3.000 132/107 .370/.389/.437/.826 .958/.795 .732 62/.753 7/2 1/0
7.Ross G/S/vP ··· 3/1.666 3/2.000 3/.333 2/.000 1/.000 402/282 .278/.342/.517/.858 1.114/.752 .685 100/.876 1/1 19/1
39.Saltalamacchia# G/S/vP 7/.429 1/.000 2/.500 ··· 3/.333 ··· 367/321 .231/.286/.469/.755 .610/.776 .764 68/.602 0/1 22/6
IP 162.2 52.1 37.0 42.2 28.2 31.2 TOTAL .270/.326/.436/.761 .791/.748 .705 .774 75/22 145/76
ERA-K/9 3.87/8.6 2.24/14.3 3.65/5.4 4.01/6.1 3.45/8.2 3.98/11.1 4.23/7.2

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Lavarnway (9-1-0)
 Saltalamacchia (66-16-5)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 676/.261 216/.150 156/.284 186/.250 113/.216 145/.254 .252  Ross
 Podsednik
 Kalish
 Ciriaco
 Ellsbury
21/7/68/7
17/17/4/1
0/20/6/0
0/1/2/0
0/50/0/0
OPS .686 .556 .735 .740 .581 .742 .724
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 357/.716 97/.451 81/.607 93/.799 57/.724 72/.746 .721
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 319/.654 119/.645 75/.871 93/.684 56/.442 73/.739 .727
Home 293/.617 111/.495 73/.658 92/.605 58/.532 75/.639
Last 28d days 144/.819 31/.504 45/1.137 37/1.239 41/.558 16/.938
HR/SB/CS 13/8/6 6/3/1 4/12/1 7/7/1 2/1/0 2/5/2 146/113/36
Usage ·····X·· ······Xo ···oo··X X·····o· ·o····oX o···o·o·
Angels Batters (4.75 RS/G) vs. RedSox Pitchers (4.73 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS Lester*
G/S/vB
91.Aceves
G/S/vB
40.Bailey
G/S/vB
32.Breslow*
G/S/vB
37.Melancon
G/S/vB
30.Miller*
G/S/vB
44.Padilla
G/S/vB
47.Stewart
G/S/vB
63.Tazawa
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
2.Aybar# G/S/vP 13/.762 9/.944 9/1.000 10/.775 2/1.000 ··· 18/.777 5/2.200 2/.000 438/320 .276/.313/.406/.719 .838/.677 .741 86/.933 12/3 7/11
56.Calhoun* G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 18/14 .188/.278/.250/.528 .000/.690 .000 1/.000 1/0 0/0
6.Callaspo# G/S/vP 9/.619 5/.400 2/.000 9/.583 1/.000 ··· 4/.500 5/.600 2/.000 405/289 .246/.340/.354/.694 .801/.651 .698 82/.700 3/3 8/10
48.Hunter G/S/vP 12/1.000 8/.804 7/.286 10/1.611 3/.000 6/.500 25/.676 5/2.000 2/1.000 450/317 .294/.347/.430/.777 .744/.790 .769 102/.702 7/1 12/3
17.Iannetta G/S/vP ··· 3/.000 1/.000 2/.000 1/2.000 1/2.000 2/.000 2/2.500 2/2.000 163/122 .248/.344/.440/.783 .444/.888 .663 73/.805 0/1 7/2
13.Izturis# G/S/vP 12/1.227 5/.400 5/.400 6/.167 1/.000 ··· 30/.760 ··· 1/.000 276/200 .259/.321/.327/.648 .551/.685 .538 43/.706 15/2 2/8
47.Kendrick G/S/vP 14/.594 4/.833 6/.333 8/.000 1/.000 ··· 19/.894 5/.400 3/.666 480/332 .292/.332/.405/.737 .781/.717 .737 94/.892 10/6 7/11
8.Morales# G/S/vP 3/.000 7/1.571 5/.400 3/1.667 2/.000 1/.000 23/1.044 2/4.000 3/.000 418/353 .274/.318/.451/.769 .649/.792 .795 91/.842 0/0 17/0
5.Pujols G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 6/.733 7/1.914 9/1.000 2/1.000 1/.000 534/393 .285/.346/.538/.884 .927/.869 .813 80/.952 8/1 29/7
27.Trout G/S/vP ··· 4/1.417 2/1.000 1/no AB 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 3/.666 2/1.000 494/357 .339/.401/.588/.989 .903/1.022 1.016 113/.922 41/4 25/4
44.Trumbo G/S/vP 5/1.000 3/.666 1/.000 1/.000 1/no AB 1/.000 2/.000 5/.200 3/.333 491/350 .277/.330/.524/.854 .794/.879 .862 99/.516 4/4 30/5
10.Wells G/S/vP 41/.650 6/1.333 6/.000 3/1.000 4/1.000 ··· 15/.553 3/2.500 1/.000 197/138 .227/.269/.416/.685 .618/.714 .682 44/.808 2/1 9/0
46.Wilson G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 186/130 .222/.287/.291/.578 .687/.534 .698 18/.393 0/0 2/4
IP 161.0 66.1 5.1 54.0 34.1 34.1 43.1 33.0 30.0 TOTAL .273/.331/.437/.769 .752/.775 .765 .794 105/27 161/78
ERA-K/9 4.98/7.8 4.61/8.1 1.69/6.8 2.50/8.7 6.82/7.1 3.67/10.5 4.15/10.0 7.91/4.9 1.80/8.1 4.43/7.2

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Iannetta (33-12-7)
 Wilson (45-17-2)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 686/.272 281/.237 22/.200 222/.227 151/.279 140/.205 187/.278 153/.347 126/.286 .259  Hunter
 Trumbo
 Trout
 Calhoun
 Wells
 Kendrick
0/0/103/9
51/0/33/4
58/79/4/2
3/0/8/0
49/6/2/0
2/0/0/0
OPS .775 .685 .473 .666 .819 .605 .794 1.015 .698 .744
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 194/.765 151/.688 9/.819 96/.627 63/.891 86/.408 88/.772 62/.968 48/.681 .727
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 492/.779 130/.679 13/.237 126/.695 88/.766 54/.921 99/.814 91/1.048 78/.709 .757
Road 287/.626 127/.537 6/.533 94/.553 56/.751 70/.621 92/.770 36/1.415 41/.836
Last 28d days 107/.586 56/.857 22/.473 37/.672 48/.654 37/.638 25/.931 19/1.632 61/.843
HR/SB/CS 20/8/2 8/4/1 0/0/0 5/2/2 7/0/1 3/0/0 5/3/1 12/3/1 1/3/1 146/94/27
Usage ·····X·· XX····X· ··o·ooX· ···XX·X· ···Xo·Xo X···Xo·· ··o·XoX· X······· X···X·oX

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.