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Game Preview: OAK @ BOS, 7:10pm, Monday, April 30, 2012 @Fenway Park

Athletics, 11-12, 11-12 2nd, 5½ GB, 1½ GB in WC

SP: Tommy Milone (25, LHP, 3-1, 2.00)

2012 Gamelogs / 2012 Splits / vs. BOS Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2012 (3-1) 27.0 17 6 6 6 13 1 2.00
2011 (1-0) 26.0 28 11 11 4 15 2 3.81
Last 7 GS 4-1 43.0 31 10 10 10 23 2 2.09 60
2012-04-24 CHW W 8.0 3 0 0 0 5 0 98 81
2012-04-19 @LAA W 5.0 7 2 2 1 3 0 94 47
2012-04-14 @SEA L 6.0 4 4 4 2 5 1 90 51
2012-04-09 KCR W 8.0 3 0 0 3 0 0 93 73
2011-09-26 @FLA ND 4.1 7 3 3 1 4 1 82 40
2011-09-20 @PHI ND 6.0 4 0 0 0 2 0 93 66
2011-09-15 @NYM W 5.2 3 1 1 3 4 0 73 60
Has never faced BOS as starter.
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:    6-7    Road:    5-5    ExtrInn: 2-1 
 vsRHP:   7-9    vsLHP:   4-3    1-Run:   3-2 
 vsEast:  1-2    vsCntrl: 5-4    vsWest:  5-6  IL: 0-0 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 23 Sun, Apr 29  @BAL  L   2-5       11-12  2nd  5.5 gb
 22 Sat, Apr 28  @BAL  L   1-10      11-11  2nd  5.5 gb
 21 Fri, Apr 27  @BAL  W   5-2       11-10  2nd  4.5 gb
 20 Wed, Apr 25   CHW  W   5-4 (14)  10-10  2nd  5.5 gb
 19 Tue, Apr 24   CHW  W   2-0        9-10  2nd  5.5 gb
 18 Mon, Apr 23   CHW  L   0-4        8-10  2nd  5.5 gb
 17 Sun, Apr 22   CLE  W   5-1        8-9   2nd  5.5 gb
 16 Sat, Apr 21   CLE  L   1-5        7-9   2nd  5.5 gb
 15 Fri, Apr 20   CLE  L   3-4        7-8   2nd  5.0 gb
 14 Thu, Apr 19  @LAA  W   4-2        7-7   2nd  4.5 gb
 Last 10: 5-5    Last 20:10-10   Last 30:11-12
RedSox, 10-11, 10-11 5th, 3½ GB, 1½ GB in WC

SP: Clay Buchholz (27, RHP, 2-1, 8.87)

2012 Gamelogs / 2012 Splits / vs. OAK Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2012 (2-1) 22.1 33 23 22 10 11 6 8.87
2011 (6-3) 82.2 76 34 32 31 60 10 3.48
2010 (17-7) 173.2 142 55 45 67 120 9 2.33
Last 7 GS 4-1 39.0 46 31 29 17 27 6 6.69 41
2012-04-25 @MIN W 5.1 10 5 5 3 2 0 107 27
2012-04-20 NYY L 6.0 9 6 5 2 2 5 103 32
2012-04-14 TBR W 7.0 6 5 5 3 5 1 104 47
2012-04-08 @DET ND 4.0 8 7 7 2 2 0 78 18
2011-06-16 @TBR W 5.0 2 1 1 3 5 0 81 61
2011-06-10 @TOR W 7.0 3 1 1 2 6 0 100 71
2011-06-03 OAK ND 4.2 8 6 5 2 5 0 99 29
Last 5 v.OAK 1-2 20.2 34 19 18 15 15 3 7.84 35
2011-06-03 OAK ND 4.2 8 6 5 2 5 0 99 29
2011-04-20 @OAK W 5.1 6 1 1 4 2 1 102 50
2010-09-10 @OAK L 1.0 5 5 5 4 1 0 39 20
2010-07-21 @OAK L 4.0 6 5 5 3 2 2 87 29
2009-07-28 OAK ND 5.2 9 2 2 2 5 0 107 46
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:    3-5    Road:    7-6    ExtrInn: 0-1 
 vsRHP:   7-9    vsLHP:   3-2    1-Run:   3-3 
 vsEast:  4-5    vsCntrl: 6-4    vsWest:  0-2  IL: 0-0 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 21 Sun, Apr 29  @CHW  L   1-4       10-11  5th  3.5 gb
 20 Sat, Apr 28  @CHW  W   1-0       10-10  5th  2.5 gb
 19 Fri, Apr 27  @CHW  W  10-3        9-10  5th  3.5 gb
 18 Thu, Apr 26  @CHW  W  10-3        8-10  5th  3.5 gb
 17 Wed, Apr 25  @MIN  W   7-6        7-10  5th  3.5 gb
 16 Tue, Apr 24  @MIN  W  11-2        6-10  5th  3.5 gb
 15 Mon, Apr 23  @MIN  W   6-5        5-10  5th  4.5 gb
 14 Sat, Apr 21   NYY  L   9-15       4-10  5th  4.5 gb
 13 Fri, Apr 20   NYY  L   2-6        4-9   5th  3.5 gb
 12 Wed, Apr 18   TEX  L   3-6        4-8   5th  3.0 gb
 Last 10: 6-4    Last 20:10-10   Last 30:10-11
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Sat, Aug 27, 2011 BOS  4  OAK  0        W:Alfredo Aceves (9-1), L: Graham Godfrey (1-2), S: none
Sat, Aug 27, 2011 BOS  9  OAK  3        W:Jon Lester (14-6), L: Guillermo Moscoso (6-8), S: none
Fri, Aug 26, 2011 OAK 15 @BOS  5        W:Gio Gonzalez (11-11), L: Tim Wakefield (6-6), S: none
Sun, Jun 05, 2011 BOS  6  OAK  3        W:John Lackey (3-5), L: Brett Anderson (3-6), S: Daniel Bard (1)
Sat, Jun 04, 2011 BOS  9  OAK  8 (14)   W:Alfredo Aceves (3-1), L: Guillermo Moscoso (2-1), S: none
Fri, Jun 03, 2011 BOS  8  OAK  6        W:Bobby Jenks (2-2), L: Joey Devine (0-1), S: Jonathan Papelbon (11)
Wed, Apr 20, 2011 BOS  5 @OAK  3        W:Clay Buchholz (1-2), L: Gio Gonzalez (2-1), S: Jonathan Papelbon (3)
Tue, Apr 19, 2011 OAK  5  BOS  0        W:Brett Anderson (1-1), L: John Lackey (1-2), S: none
Sun, Sep 12, 2010 BOS  5 @OAK  3        W:Josh Beckett (5-4), L: Dallas Braden (9-12), S: Jonathan Papelbon (36)
Sat, Sep 11, 2010 OAK  4  BOS  3        W:Brett Anderson (5-6), L: John Lackey (12-10), S: Andrew Bailey (23)
Season Series: 2012 -  0-0; 2011 - BOS won 6-2; 2010 - OAK won 5-4; All-Time - BOS leads 1055-861

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

For the 2011 season

NOTE: Team stats shown are for the 2012 season. Player Stats for the 2011 season. We will switch to 2012 stats on May 1st.

Athletics Batters (2.91 RS/G) vs. RedSox Pitchers (5.62 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 11.Buchholz
G/S/vB
91.Aceves
G/S/vB
32.Albers
G/S/vB
48.Atchison
G/S/vB
53.Hill*
G/S/vB
46.Morales*
G/S/vB
44.Padilla
G/S/vB
63.Tazawa
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
10.Barton* G/S/vP 11/1.136 2/1.000 2/1.500 2/.000 ··· ··· 6/.334 ··· 280/191 .212/.325/.267/.592 .720/.533 .595 51/.622 2/1 0/8
52.Cespedes G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· / /// / 84/.785 / /
4.Crisp# G/S/vP 10/.856 2/.000 4/.500 3/1.334 3/1.334 ··· 15/.929 ··· 583/386 .264/.314/.379/.693 .593/.749 .653 55/.531 49/9 8/1
31.Gomes G/S/vP 3/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 2/.000 2/1.000 ··· 372/264 .209/.325/.389/.714 .863/.654 .734 41/.851 7/3 14/2
35.Hughes G/S/vP 2/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 317/214 .223/.289/.338/.627 .608/.636 .638 24/.255 3/2 7/5
25.Ka'aihue* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 96/70 .195/.295/.317/.612 .453/.672 .661 45/.667 0/0 2/2
2.Pennington# G/S/vP 8/.542 4/.250 5/.900 5/1.350 ··· ··· 6/1.867 ··· 570/401 .264/.319/.369/.687 .670/.693 .764 77/.427 14/9 8/22
26.Recker G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 21/12 .176/.333/.235/.569 .730/.450 .639 11/.489 0/0 0/1
16.Reddick* G/S/vP ··· 2/.000 2/1.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 278/234 .280/.327/.457/.784 .766/.787 .829 85/.692 1/2 7/5
15.Smith* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 1/3.000 ··· ··· 5/.800 ··· 533/430 .284/.347/.483/.830 .576/.891 .814 67/.679 10/2 15/5
28.Sogard* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 74/61 .200/.243/.329/.572 .154/.652 .687 47/.572 0/0 2/2
8.Suzuki G/S/vP 10/1.100 3/1.334 9/.347 5/.400 1/no AB ··· 12/1.778 ··· 515/366 .237/.301/.385/.686 .617/.713 .706 70/.552 2/2 14/7
19.Weeks# G/S/vP ··· 2/.000 1/3.000 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 437/293 .303/.340/.421/.761 .704/.787 .727 90/.593 22/11 2/13
IP 82.2 114.0 64.2 30.1 8.0 46.1 8.2 3.0 TOTAL .205/.272/.325/.597 .599/.595 .598 .595 21/7 19/16
ERA-K/9 3.48/6.5 2.61/6.3 4.73/9.5 3.26/5.0 0.00/13.5 3.69/8.2 4.15/9.3 6.00/12.0 5.52/7.1

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Recker (5-0-0)
 Suzuki (98-38-5)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 353/.241 474/.204 289/.251 122/.279 30/.115 193/.237 36/.226 13/.250 .276  Smith
 Reddick
 Crisp
 Gomes
25/0/107/5
21/3/56/5
0/133/0/2
73/0/11/1
OPS .706 .621 .733 .710 .349 .757 .656 .974 .805
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 177/.706 210/.576 119/.829 49/.769 16/.259 100/.789 14/1.192 4/1.500 .854
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 176/.706 264/.656 170/.667 73/.669 14/.452 93/.725 22/.283 9/.722 .770
Home 143/.718 274/.614 166/.767 90/.716 13/.585 111/.970 16/.542 7/1.095
Last 28d days 110/.991 33/.955 32/.713 47/.529 4/1.250 36/.684 40/.891 24/.382
HR/SB/CS 10/6/3 8/9/0 7/6/4 0/1/3 0/1/0 6/6/0 0/0/0 1/0/0 30/9/1
Usage ····X··· ·X··X·o· ··X·oo·· o···oX·· X······· ·o··X·o· ·o··o··· o··X····

NOTE: Team stats shown are for the 2012 season. Player Stats for the 2011 season. We will switch to 2012 stats on May 1st.

RedSox Batters (5.52 RS/G) vs. Athletics Pitchers (3.52 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 57.Milone*
G/S/vB
50.Balfour
G/S/vB
13.Blevins*
G/S/vB
48.Cook
G/S/vB
65.Figueroa*
G/S/vB
40.Fuentes*
G/S/vB
53.Miller
G/S/vB
77.Norberto*
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
62.Anderson* G/S/vP ··· 2/1.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 5/2 .000/.000/.000/.000 .000/.000 .000 5/.400 0/0 0/1
3.Aviles G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 3/.000 ··· ··· 4/1.167 ··· ··· 309/216 .255/.289/.409/.698 .924/.601 .701 88/.832 14/4 7/12
23.Byrd G/S/vP ··· 5/.650 4/.000 ··· ··· 3/1.000 ··· 1/.000 482/370 .276/.324/.395/.719 .649/.740 .672 74/.376 3/2 9/3
28.Gonzalez* G/S/vP ··· ··· 3/.666 ··· ··· 12/.500 ··· 6/.667 715/472 .338/.410/.548/.957 .787/1.046 .929 93/.764 1/0 27/4
54.McDonald G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 175/58 .236/.303/.401/.704 .804/.506 .597 42/.576 2/3 6/3
34.Ortiz* G/S/vP ··· 10/.775 6/1.000 ··· ··· 7/1.238 1/no AB ··· 605/404 .309/.398/.554/.953 .989/.934 1.024 90/1.099 1/1 29/0
15.Pedroia G/S/vP ··· 8/.708 7/1.881 ··· ··· 4/.250 1/2.000 ··· 731/515 .307/.387/.474/.861 1.010/.800 .918 94/.818 26/8 21/7
5.Punto# G/S/vP ··· 2/1.000 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 1/2.000 ··· 166/109 .278/.388/.421/.809 .798/.814 .583 22/.536 1/1 1/3
7.Ross G/S/vP ··· 3/.666 ··· ··· ··· 6/.000 ··· ··· 461/351 .240/.325/.405/.730 .698/.740 .735 78/.862 5/2 14/1
39.Saltalamacchia# G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 386/263 .235/.288/.450/.737 .635/.786 .722 52/.809 1/0 16/6
10.Shoppach G/S/vP ··· 2/.500 1/.000 ··· ··· 2/.000 1/.000 ··· 253/128 .176/.268/.339/.607 .788/.431 .538 33/.858 0/0 11/3
12.Sweeney* G/S/vP ··· 2/.000 ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 299/249 .265/.346/.341/.687 .404/.743 .751 71/.962 1/1 1/0
20.Youkilis G/S/vP ··· 10/1.214 2/.500 ··· ··· 5/1.100 1/.000 ··· 517/355 .258/.373/.459/.833 .987/.764 .989 72/.635 3/0 17/9
IP 26.0 62.0 28.1 7.2 58.1 7.0 6.2 TOTAL .280/.335/.462/.797 .760/.809 .898 .797 6/4 25/8
ERA-K/9 3.81/5.2 2.47/8.6 2.86/8.3 7.04/8.2 /0.0 3.70/6.5 2.57/6.4 8.10/5.4 3.11/5.5

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Saltalamacchia (83-37-26)
 Shoppach (26-18-1)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 110/.283 242/.199 122/.235 41/.333 / 250/.237 29/.130 35/.308 .243  Byrd
 Ross
 Sweeney
 McDonald
 Aviles
 Gonzalez
0/118/0/8
83/22/35/8
41/34/23/3
23/13/37/2
1/0/4/0
0/0/2/0
OPS .742 .605 .688 .797 .656 .546 .803 .674
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 11/1.164 119/.579 50/.759 19/.734 / 90/.688 7/.643 13/.795 .740
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 99/.695 123/.630 72/.636 22/.853 / 160/.637 22/.508 22/.807 .612
Road 66/.653 106/.648 71/.729 13/.938 / 133/.579 11/.398 25/1.100
Last 28d days 99/.536 43/.692 33/.964 31/.270 12/.639 31/.823 9/.889 41/.535
HR/SB/CS 2/1/1 8/1/0 2/1/0 0/3/0 // 6/6/1 0/0/0 0/0/0 16/8/11
Usage ·····X·· o·X·oX·o ·X··X·o· ··X·X··o ·X····X· ····o··· ·X··o··· ····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.