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Game Preview: BAL @ BOS, 7:10 pm, Friday, May 4, 2012 @Fenway Park

Orioles, 16-9, 16-9 2nd, 1½ GB, 3½ up in WC

SP: Wei-Yin Chen (26, LHP, 2-0, 2.22)

2012 Gamelogs / 2012 Splits / vs. BOS Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2012 (2-0) 24.1 24 8 6 8 19 2 2.22
Last 7 GS 2-0 24.1 24 8 6 8 19 2 2.22 56
2012-04-28 OAK W 7.0 6 1 1 2 4 1 107 63
2012-04-22 @LAA ND 6.1 5 1 1 3 5 0 96 61
2012-04-17 @CHW W 5.1 6 2 2 2 4 0 99 50
2012-04-10 NYY ND 5.2 7 4 2 1 6 1 101 48
Has never faced BOS as starter.
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:    8-4    Road:    8-5    ExtrInn: 2-2 
 vsRHP:  14-8    vsLHP:   2-1    1-Run:   3-2 
 vsEast:  7-5    vsCntrl: 6-1    vsWest:  3-3  IL: 0-0 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 25 Wed, May  2  @NYY  W   5-0       16-9   2nd  1.0 gb
 24 Tue, May  1  @NYY  W   7-1       15-9   2nd  1.0 gb
 23 Mon, Apr 30  @NYY  L   1-2       14-9   2nd  1.0 gb
 22 Sun, Apr 29   OAK  W   5-2       14-8   1st    Tied
 21 Sat, Apr 28   OAK  W  10-1       13-8   1st    Tied
 20 Fri, Apr 27   OAK  L   2-5       12-8   2nd  1.0 gb
 19 Thu, Apr 26   TOR  W   5-2       12-7   1st    Tied
 18 Wed, Apr 25   TOR  W   3-0       11-7   1st    Tied
 17 Tue, Apr 24   TOR  W   2-1       10-7   1st    Tied
 16 Sun, Apr 22  @LAA  W   3-2 (10)   9-7   3rd  0.5 gb
 Last 10: 8-2    Last 20:13-7    Last 30:16-9 
RedSox, 11-13, 11-13 5th, 6 GB, 4½ GB in WC

SP: Jon Lester (28, LHP, 1-2, 4.65)

2012 Gamelogs / 2012 Splits / vs. BAL Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2012 (1-2) 31.0 28 16 16 14 23 2 4.65
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 1-3 39.2 40 26 26 19 31 4 5.90 47
2012-04-28 @CHW W 7.0 5 0 0 1 7 0 122 73
2012-04-23 @MIN ND 7.0 6 5 5 4 4 1 112 45
2012-04-17 TEX L 2.0 8 7 7 4 2 1 80 10
2012-04-11 @TOR L 8.0 3 3 3 2 6 0 116 68
2012-04-05 @DET ND 7.0 6 1 1 3 4 0 107 62
2011-09-28 @BAL ND 6.0 4 2 2 4 5 1 93 57
2011-09-24 @NYY L 2.2 8 8 8 1 3 1 55 12
Last 5 v.BAL 4-0 33.1 25 10 10 13 31 2 2.70 61
2011-09-28 @BAL ND 6.0 4 2 2 4 5 1 93 57
2011-04-28 @BAL W 8.0 4 2 2 3 5 1 108 68
2010-09-01 @BAL W 6.0 8 5 5 2 10 0 120 44
2010-07-03 BAL W 7.0 5 1 1 1 7 0 100 69
2010-06-05 @BAL W 6.1 4 0 0 3 4 0 102 66
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:    4-7    Road:    7-6    ExtrInn: 0-1 
 vsRHP:   7-11   vsLHP:   4-2    1-Run:   3-3 
 vsEast:  4-5    vsCntrl: 6-4    vsWest:  1-4  IL: 0-0 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 24 Wed, May  2   OAK  L   2-4       11-13  5th  5.5 gb
 23 Tue, May  1   OAK  L   3-5       11-12  5th  4.5 gb
 22 Mon, Apr 30   OAK  W  11-6       11-11  5th  3.5 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
 Last 10: 7-3    Last 20:10-10   Last 30:11-13
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Wed, Sep 28, 2011 BAL  4  BOS  3        W:Jim Johnson (6-5), L: Jonathan Papelbon (4-1), S: none
Tue, Sep 27, 2011 BOS  8 @BAL  7        W:Alfredo Aceves (10-2), L: Zach Britton (11-11), S: Jonathan Papelbon (31)
Mon, Sep 26, 2011 BAL  6  BOS  3        W:Troy Patton (2-1), L: Josh Beckett (13-7), S: none
Wed, Sep 21, 2011 BAL  6 @BOS  4        W:Clay Rapada (2-0), L: Josh Beckett (13-6), S: Jim Johnson (9)
Tue, Sep 20, 2011 BAL  7 @BOS  5        W:Willie Eyre (2-1), L: Daniel Bard (2-9), S: Jim Johnson (8)
Mon, Sep 19, 2011 BOS 18  BAL  9        W:Scott Atchison (1-0), L: Brian Matusz (1-8), S: none
Mon, Sep 19, 2011 BAL  6 @BOS  5        W:Jeremy Guthrie (9-17), L: Kyle Weiland (0-3), S: Jim Johnson (7)
Wed, Jul 20, 2011 BOS  4 @BAL  0        W:Andrew Miller (4-1), L: Jake Arrieta (9-7), S: none
Tue, Jul 19, 2011 BAL  6  BOS  2        W:Jeremy Guthrie (4-13), L: Kyle Weiland (0-1), S: Jim Johnson (1)
Mon, Jul 18, 2011 BOS 15 @BAL 10        W:Dan Wheeler (2-1), L: Mike Gonzalez (1-2), S: none
Season Series: 2012 -  0-0; 2011 - BOS won 10-8; 2010 - Tied 9-9; All-Time - BOS leads 1151-936

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
Orioles Batters (4.32 RS/G) vs. RedSox Pitchers (5.54 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 31.Lester*
G/S/vB
91.Aceves
G/S/vB
32.Albers
G/S/vB
48.Atchison
G/S/vB
Cook
G/S/vB
53.Hill*
G/S/vB
46.Morales*
G/S/vB
59.Mortensen
G/S/vB
44.Padilla
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
11.Andino G/S/vP 10/.900 10/.000 5/.200 2/1.000 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 3/1.667 85/72 .342/.388/.443/.831 .769/.843 .882 82/.838 0/1 1/2
24.Betemit# G/S/vP 3/.000 ··· 3/.666 ··· 9/1.413 ··· ··· ··· 5/.200 60/46 .241/.267/.466/.732 .500/.805 .578 57/.736 0/0 3/4
9.Chavez* G/S/vP ··· ··· 2/.000 ··· 14/.643 ··· 1/.000 ··· 11/.282 51/49 .109/.163/.130/.294 1.000/.263 .290 51/.294 0/1 0/0
19.Davis* G/S/vP 11/.091 7/.286 4/.250 2/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 2/.000 ··· 87/73 .316/.368/.595/.963 1.000/.954 .883 84/.999 0/1 5/2
3.Flaherty* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 22/18 .158/.190/.158/.348 1.000/.184 .000 22/.348 0/0 0/0
2.Hardy G/S/vP 6/2.067 11/.364 11/.964 5/.000 ··· 11/1.212 ··· ··· 5/.800 107/92 .196/.252/.361/.613 .695/.599 .595 103/.591 0/0 4/1
36.Johnson* G/S/vP 6/.167 1/.000 2/.000 1/no AB 4/1.833 3/1.167 1/no AB ··· 6/.000 39/30 .086/.179/.143/.322 .611/.238 .384 39/.322 1/0 0/1
10.Jones G/S/vP 40/.582 12/1.167 ··· 2/2.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 9/1.000 105/89 .316/.362/.582/.944 .875/.955 .955 101/.951 4/3 6/1
21.Markakis* G/S/vP 55/.563 15/.667 1/.000 5/.800 ··· ··· 1/no AB ··· 18/1.793 109/91 .260/.330/.427/.757 .465/.816 .675 105/.680 0/0 3/0
28.Paulino G/S/vP 2/3.500 1/.000 5/.000 1/.000 3/1.334 20/1.167 ··· ··· 3/.666 25/16 .360/.360/.400/.760 1.000/.625 .333 25/.760 0/0 0/0
14.Reimold G/S/vP 15/.884 11/.282 3/.333 2/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 69/51 .313/.333/.627/.960 1.076/.922 1.468 65/1.021 1/0 5/3
12.Reynolds G/S/vP 8/.536 7/1.762 2/.000 5/.650 23/.927 3/.000 14/.377 ··· 9/.111 77/65 .136/.260/.197/.457 1.056/.356 .326 74/.477 0/1 0/3
32.Wieters# G/S/vP 27/.730 9/.619 1/.000 4/.750 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 87/73 .303/.391/.618/1.009 .701/1.060 1.085 84/1.049 0/0 7/3
IP 31.0 7.0 10.0 14.1 2.1 8.1 3.0 9.0 TOTAL .254/.312/.438/.750 .806/.738 .735 .751 6/7 34/22
ERA-K/9 4.65/6.7 10.29/10.3 1.80/4.5 1.88/8.2 /0.0 3.86/11.7 4.32/7.6 0.00/18.0 8.00/11.0 5.45/7.5

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Paulino (2-0-0)
 Wieters (10-6-0)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 128/.248 37/.300 39/.243 59/.236 / 10/.250 37/.281 10/.100 41/.289 .276  Chavez
 Markakis
 Reimold
 Jones
 Flaherty
13/0/1/1
0/0/23/1
15/0/0/0
0/25/0/0
0/0/1/0
OPS .700 .932 .633 .580 .775 .664 .200 .868 .797
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 37/.540 18/1.000 16/1.080 26/.599 / 5/1.267 14/.381 6/.333 17/.706 .844
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 91/.766 19/.868 23/.348 33/.565 / 5/.400 23/.835 4/.000 24/.988 .761
Home 17/1.629 16/.938 22/.654 35/.762 / 6/.500 20/.938 10/.200 19/1.307
Last 28d days 101/.709 35/.883 39/.633 59/.580 / 10/.775 35/.694 10/.200 38/.788
HR/SB/CS 2/1/0 1/0/0 1/1/0 1/0/0 // 0/0/0 0/0/0 0/0/0 2/0/0 31/13/1
Usage ·····X·· ···X·X·· ·oX···X· ··Xoo··· ··X·X··· ···o·o·· ·X······ ···o·o··
RedSox Batters (5.50 RS/G) vs. Orioles Pitchers (3.40 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 16.Chen*
G/S/vB
38.Ayala
G/S/vB
63.Gregg
G/S/vB
43.Johnson
G/S/vB
27.Lindstrom
G/S/vB
56.O'Day
G/S/vB
40.Patton*
G/S/vB
47.Strop
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
3.Aviles G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 1/.000 4/.750 1/.000 5/1.000 1/.000 2/.000 103/76 .281/.317/.500/.817 1.215/.683 .895 100/.843 3/1 5/3
23.Byrd G/S/vP ··· 4/.833 ··· 2/2.500 4/1.000 1/.000 ··· ··· 86/62 .175/.221/.188/.408 .890/.315 .301 82/.404 0/1 0/1
28.Gonzalez* G/S/vP ··· 4/.500 9/.666 7/.619 4/.666 2/2.500 4/1.417 ··· 107/71 .250/.327/.370/.697 .603/.746 .619 103/.691 0/0 2/0
54.McDonald G/S/vP ··· ··· 2/.000 4/.833 ··· 4/.000 ··· 1/5.000 47/25 .200/.298/.450/.748 .749/.741 .800 47/.748 1/0 2/0
64.Middlebrooks G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 4/4 .667/.750/1.000/1.750 /1.750 1.750 4/1.750 1/0 0/0
34.Ortiz* G/S/vP ··· 5/.000 10/.311 10/.700 ··· 4/.000 2/1.000 1/.000 102/71 .391/.441/.707/1.148 1.346/1.057 1.485 98/1.157 0/1 6/
15.Pedroia G/S/vP ··· 5/1.350 5/.933 14/1.038 ··· 8/.393 2/no AB ··· 109/79 .294/.339/.471/.810 .497/.920 .741 105/.812 2/1 3/1
5.Punto# G/S/vP ··· ··· 3/.666 1/.000 ··· 2/1.000 ··· ··· 30/25 .174/.333/.217/.551 .900/.478 .357 30/.551 0/0 0/1
7.Ross G/S/vP ··· 5/.000 4/1.250 1/.000 2/.000 2/.000 ··· ··· 90/67 .268/.322/.512/.834 .733/.869 .936 86/.876 0/1 5/0
39.Saltalamacchia# G/S/vP ··· 3/2.000 2/.000 3/.000 2/2.000 ··· 2/.000 4/.000 60/58 .241/.267/.500/.767 .000/.794 .724 57/.808 0/0 4/1
10.Shoppach G/S/vP ··· 4/1.417 3/.333 3/.666 ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 37/19 .258/.378/.419/.798 .544/1.036 1.313 37/.798 1/0 0/0
12.Sweeney* G/S/vP ··· 2/.000 2/.000 4/.666 ··· 2/1.000 1/.000 1/.000 78/69 .361/.397/.556/.953 .333/1.038 .911 74/.921 0/0 0/1
IP 24.1 12.0 5.2 9.2 9.2 12.2 10.0 13.0 TOTAL .276/.334/.461/.795 .812/.789 .867 .808 8/4 29/9
ERA-K/9 2.22/7.0 0.00/5.2 7.94/6.3 0.00/6.5 0.00/9.3 0.71/9.2 4.50/3.6 2.08/9.7 2.83/7.0

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Saltalamacchia (10-1-1)
 Shoppach (3-0-3)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 106/.250 47/.182 30/.348 41/.176 39/.229 46/.150 41/.256 51/.182 .230  McDonald
 Ross
 Byrd
 Sweeney
12/2/3/2
14/6/8/1
0/23/0/0
0/0/20/0
OPS .665 .439 1.109 .506 .568 .552 .754 .621 .665
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 24/.652 23/.590 13/1.112 20/.578 18/.978 17/.376 18/.631 25/.804 .723
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 82/.670 24/.297 17/1.088 21/.425 21/.243 29/.659 23/.850 26/.453 .622
Road 50/.631 17/.235 13/1.442 30/.519 24/.488 28/.542 20/.800 21/.506
Last 28d days 106/.665 47/.439 30/1.109 37/.471 34/.531 46/.552 38/.642 51/.621
HR/SB/CS 2/3/0 0/3/0 1/1/0 0/1/0 0/2/0 1/0/1 1/0/0 1/0/0 23/12/6
Usage ·····X·· ··o··X·o ······o· ·X·o···· ···o··o· ··X·X··X ······X· ····X···

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.