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Game Preview: SEA @ BOS, 7:10pm, Monday, May 14, 2012 @Fenway Park

Mariners, 16-20, 16-20 3rd, 7½ GB, 5½ GB in WC

SP: Jason Vargas (29, LHP, 4-2, 2.79)

2012 Gamelogs / 2012 Splits / vs. BOS Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2012 (4-2) 51.2 37 16 16 13 38 5 2.79
2011 (10-13) 201.0 205 105 95 59 131 22 4.25
2010 (9-12) 192.2 187 86 81 54 116 18 3.78
Last 7 GS 4-2 45.1 35 15 15 11 35 5 2.98 59
2012-05-09 DET W 8.0 5 1 1 0 6 0 90 74
2012-05-04 MIN ND 6.1 4 1 1 2 5 0 103 64
2012-04-29 @TOR L 6.0 4 2 2 3 4 1 111 57
2012-04-24 @DET W 6.0 6 4 4 1 4 2 94 47
2012-04-18 CLE W 7.0 4 1 1 3 7 0 107 69
2012-04-12 @TEX L 6.2 7 4 4 1 6 1 96 49
2012-04-06 @OAK W 5.1 5 2 2 1 3 1 91 52
Last 5 v.BOS 1-1 19.1 23 8 7 8 8 4 3.26 49
2011-04-29 @BOS W 7.0 8 4 4 2 4 2 104 47
2010-07-23 BOS L 7.0 8 2 2 3 3 1 101 53
2009-05-17 BOS ND 5.1 7 2 1 3 1 1 98 46
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:    7-8    Road:    9-12   ExtrInn: 2-1 
 vsRHP:  11-16   vsLHP:   5-4    1-Run:   5-7 
 vsEast:  2-8    vsCntrl: 8-7    vsWest:  6-5  IL: 0-0 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 36 Sun, May 13  @NYY  W   6-2       16-20  3rd  7.5 gb
 35 Sat, May 12  @NYY  L   2-6       15-20  4th  7.5 gb
 34 Fri, May 11  @NYY  L   2-6       15-19  3rd  7.5 gb
 33 Wed, May  9   DET  W   2-1       15-18  3rd  6.5 gb
 32 Tue, May  8   DET  L   4-6       14-18  3rd  7.0 gb
 31 Mon, May  7   DET  W   3-2       14-17  3rd  6.0 gb
 30 Sun, May  6   MIN  W   5-2       13-17  3rd  6.0 gb
 29 Sat, May  5   MIN  W   7-0       12-17  3rd  7.0 gb
 28 Fri, May  4   MIN  L   2-3       11-17  3rd  7.0 gb
 27 Thu, May  3  @TBR  L   3-4       11-16  3rd  7.0 gb
 Last 10: 5-5    Last 20: 9-11   Last 30:13-17
RedSox, 15-19, 15-19 5th, 6½ GB, 5½ GB in WC

SP: Jon Lester (28, LHP, 1-3, 4.29)

2012 Gamelogs / 2012 Splits / vs. SEA Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2012 (1-3) 42.0 39 23 20 18 28 3 4.29
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 42.0 39 23 20 18 28 3 4.29 51
2012-05-09 @KCR L 5.0 6 4 1 1 3 0 108 47
2012-05-04 BAL ND 6.0 5 3 3 3 2 1 99 49
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
Last 5 v.SEA 2-2 35.1 31 15 11 10 45 3 2.80 61
2010-09-13 @SEA W 8.0 3 1 1 3 12 0 112 81
2010-07-24 @SEA L 7.2 4 5 4 1 13 1 124 65
2009-07-05 SEA ND 6.2 8 4 1 3 9 0 122 54
2009-05-15 @SEA L 5.2 8 5 5 3 5 2 104 35
2008-07-21 @SEA W 7.1 8 0 0 0 6 0 103 68
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:    7-11   Road:    8-8    ExtrInn: 0-3 
 vsRHP:  10-14   vsLHP:   5-5    1-Run:   3-4 
 vsEast:  4-8    vsCntrl:10-7    vsWest:  1-4  IL: 0-0 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 34 Sun, May 13   CLE  W  12-1       15-19  5th  6.5 gb
 33 Sat, May 12   CLE  W   4-1       14-19  5th  7.5 gb
 32 Fri, May 11   CLE  W   7-5       13-19  5th  7.5 gb
 31 Thu, May 10   CLE  L   3-8       12-19  5th  7.5 gb
 30 Wed, May  9  @KCR  L   3-4       12-18  5th  7.5 gb
 29 Tue, May  8  @KCR  L   4-6       12-17  5th  6.5 gb
 28 Mon, May  7  @KCR  W  11-5       12-16  5th  6.5 gb
 27 Sun, May  6   BAL  L   6-9 (17)  11-16  5th  7.5 gb
 26 Sat, May  5   BAL  L   2-8       11-15  5th  7.0 gb
 25 Fri, May  4   BAL  L   4-6 (13)  11-14  5th  7.0 gb
 Last 10: 4-6    Last 20:11-9    Last 30:14-16
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Sun, Aug 14, 2011 SEA  5  BOS  3        W:Charlie Furbush (3-4), L: Tim Wakefield (6-5), S: Brandon League (29)
Sat, Aug 13, 2011 SEA  5  BOS  4        W:Felix Hernandez (11-10), L: Josh Beckett (9-5), S: Brandon League (28)
Fri, Aug 12, 2011 BOS  6 @SEA  4        W:John Lackey (11-8), L: Blake Beavan (3-3), S: Jonathan Papelbon (27)
Sun, Jul 24, 2011 BOS 12  SEA  8        W:Tim Wakefield (6-3), L: Michael Pineda (8-7), S: none
Sat, Jul 23, 2011 BOS  3  SEA  1        W:Josh Beckett (9-3), L: Blake Beavan (1-2), S: Jonathan Papelbon (23)
Fri, Jul 22, 2011 BOS  7  SEA  4        W:John Lackey (8-8), L: Felix Hernandez (8-9), S: Jonathan Papelbon (22)
Sun, May 01, 2011 BOS  3  SEA  2        W:Jonathan Papelbon (1-0), L: Jamey Wright (0-1), S: none
Sat, Apr 30, 2011 SEA  2 @BOS  0        W:Doug Fister (2-3), L: John Lackey (2-3), S: Brandon League (7)
Fri, Apr 29, 2011 SEA  5 @BOS  4        W:Jason Vargas (1-2), L: Bobby Jenks (1-2), S: Brandon League (6)
Wed, Sep 15, 2010 BOS  5 @SEA  1        W:Clay Buchholz (16-7), L: David Pauley (2-8), S: none
Season Series: 2012 -  0-0; 2011 - BOS won 5-4; 2010 - BOS won 7-3; All-Time - BOS leads 215-158

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
Mariners Batters (3.75 RS/G) vs. RedSox Pitchers (5.47 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
53.Hill*
G/S/vB
30.Miller*
G/S/vB
46.Morales*
G/S/vB
44.Padilla
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
13.Ackley* G/S/vP ··· 2/1.500 ··· ··· ··· ··· 2/.000 ··· 151/108 .248/.318/.358/.676 .596/.705 .696 107/.674 2/1 2/1
20.Carp* G/S/vP ··· 1/2.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 3/2.334 ··· 36/29 .147/.194/.382/.577 .429/.614 .476 32/.652 0/0 2/0
9.Figgins# G/S/vP 17/.820 2/1.000 7/1.285 2/.000 3/.333 3/.000 ··· 33/.727 111/81 .188/.255/.302/.557 .407/.612 .618 62/.490 2/0 2/0
27.Jaso* G/S/vP ··· 5/.800 2/.000 5/1.600 ··· 1/.000 1/no AB ··· 52/44 .277/.327/.468/.795 .268/.889 .963 48/.731 0/0 1/0
61.Kawasaki* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 35/31 .194/.286/.194/.479 .000/.545 .541 24/.482 0/2 0/0
16.Liddi G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 59/30 .296/.356/.444/.800 .768/.831 .917 51/.851 1/1 2/2
63.Montero G/S/vP 5/1.000 2/.500 ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/2.000 ··· 129/94 .262/.287/.426/.713 1.067/.582 .754 92/.730 0/1 5/0
26.Ryan G/S/vP 3/2.000 1/.000 7/.929 1/.000 2/1.000 3/.000 ··· 2/2.000 110/75 .144/.266/.222/.488 .490/.487 .321 79/.385 1/2 1/1
55.Saunders* G/S/vP 3/2.334 ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 2/.000 122/97 .220/.303/.413/.716 1.173/.600 .807 89/.732 4/2 4/1
15.Seager* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/no AB ··· 116/95 .295/.313/.491/.804 .700/.826 .880 80/.823 3/0 4/2
17.Smoak# G/S/vP 3/.000 1/.000 2/.000 ··· ··· ··· 1/no AB ··· 130/95 .205/.254/.311/.565 .407/.625 .652 84/.553 0/0 4/0
51.Suzuki* G/S/vP 26/.749 3/.666 4/.500 2/.500 7/.857 7/.286 ··· 47/1.208 155/106 .285/.329/.389/.718 .689/.731 .719 107/.730 3/0 1/0
33.Wells G/S/vP 4/.000 1/.000 1/2.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 37/10 .242/.324/.455/.779 .892/.500 .723 30/.905 0/0 1/0
IP 42.0 14.2 15.2 23.0 6.2 5.0 12.1 15.0 TOTAL .235/.291/.373/.664 .663/.665 .699 .683 17/10 32/14
ERA-K/9 4.29/6.0 6.14/11.6 1.72/4.6 1.17/6.7 1.35/9.4 0.00/9.0 4.38/5.1 5.40/9.0 5.00/6.8

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Jaso (3-1-0)
 Montero (8-1-3)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 177/.250 70/.263 58/.185 89/.205 26/.095 16/.125 57/.306 64/.283 .270  Suzuki
 Carp
 Figgins
 Wells
 Saunders
0/0/36/3
8/0/0/1
21/5/0/1
13/0/0/1
0/32/0/0
OPS .721 .745 .556 .513 .412 .250 .712 .795 .778
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 51/.460 42/.792 25/.729 45/.598 15/.515 12/.333 26/.535 30/.533 .774
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 126/.826 28/.671 33/.432 44/.426 11/.282 4/.000 31/.859 34/1.041 .781
Home 42/1.105 49/.662 38/.439 65/.584 22/.287 15/.267 40/.869 33/1.039
Last 28d days 121/.819 56/.700 48/.476 70/.521 26/.412 16/.250 40/.869 41/.969
HR/SB/CS 3/1/0 1/1/0 2/1/0 1/0/0 0/1/0 0/0/0 0/0/0 2/1/0 41/17/4
Usage ····X··· ·oXX···X o····o·X o··X···X o·oo···X ·ooX·o·X ··oX···X ·oo···XX
RedSox Batters (5.53 RS/G) vs. Mariners Pitchers (3.97 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 38.Vargas*
G/S/vB
35.Delabar
G/S/vB
41.Furbush*
G/S/vB
18.Iwakuma
G/S/vB
23.Kelley
G/S/vB
43.League
G/S/vB
44.Luetge*
G/S/vB
54.Wilhelmsen
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
3.Aviles G/S/vP 3/.666 ··· ··· ··· ··· 4/.750 ··· ··· 148/108 .261/.295/.435/.729 1.122/.593 .740 111/.717 5/3 5/3
23.Byrd G/S/vP 14/.857 ··· ··· ··· 3/1.334 5/1.100 ··· ··· 115/88 .196/.237/.206/.442 .807/.330 .285 81/.538 0/2 0/2
28.Gonzalez* G/S/vP 9/.777 ··· 5/1.200 ··· 2/no AB ··· ··· ··· 156/101 .292/.359/.431/.790 .770/.800 .764 110/.797 0/0 2/0
54.McDonald G/S/vP 3/.333 ··· 3/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 65/35 .179/.277/.357/.634 .637/.631 .646 39/.768 1/1 2/0
64.Middlebrooks G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 45/32 .310/.356/.714/1.070 1.385/.944 .905 45/1.070 1/0 4/3
66.Nava# G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 2/.000 ··· ··· 16/15 .600/.750/1.000/1.750 /1.733 1.750 16/1.750 1/0 0/0
34.Ortiz* G/S/vP 6/.666 ··· 5/.400 ··· ··· 13/.923 ··· ··· 148/99 .348/.412/.614/1.026 1.147/.961 1.149 104/.996 0/1 7/
15.Pedroia G/S/vP 7/.453 ··· 5/.000 ··· ··· 5/.400 ··· ··· 160/116 .319/.381/.528/.909 .785/.954 .884 114/.920 3/2 5/1
5.Punto# G/S/vP 3/.667 ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 43/34 .147/.302/.176/.479 .619/.442 .347 29/.321 0/0 0/1
7.Ross G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/5.000 ··· ··· 132/95 .248/.318/.479/.797 .735/.820 .874 93/.765 0/1 6/0
39.Saltalamacchia# G/S/vP 2/.000 ··· 5/.000 ··· 1/.000 3/.666 ··· ··· 89/82 .250/.281/.512/.793 .429/.825 .759 67/.892 0/0 5/3
10.Shoppach G/S/vP 7/.929 ··· 4/.500 ··· 3/2.000 1/no AB ··· 1/.000 54/29 .244/.358/.400/.758 .701/.810 1.110 36/.608 1/0 0/0
12.Sweeney* G/S/vP 1/2.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· 6/.334 7/.143 ··· ··· 118/103 .333/.364/.468/.833 .333/.908 .775 87/.791 0/0 0/1
IP 51.2 16.2 11.0 8.0 3.0 17.0 9.2 19.0 TOTAL .276/.338/.457/.795 .847/.775 .819 .803 12/9 38/15
ERA-K/9 2.79/6.6 4.32/11.3 4.91/10.6 6.75/10.1 6.00/12.0 2.12/4.8 0.00/10.2 3.79/10.4 3.87/7.2

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Saltalamacchia (13-3-2)
 Shoppach (4-1-3)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 201/.200 67/.183 45/.200 32/.233 12/.250 68/.220 39/.182 85/.267 .239  Ross
 McDonald
 Byrd
 Nava
 Sweeney
18/7/14/3
15/2/4/2
0/31/0/1
4/0/0/1
0/4/27/0
OPS .574 .708 .667 .748 1.000 .557 .490 .689 .691
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 59/.651 23/.087 23/.417 13/.968 3/1.667 40/.756 26/.408 46/.795 .714
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 142/.543 44/1.075 22/.918 19/.599 9/.778 28/.269 13/.615 39/.568 .669
Road 121/.654 43/.967 24/.659 7/1.738 2/2.500 38/.667 22/.431 53/.642
Last 28d days 130/.570 48/.499 41/.602 32/.748 10/.700 45/.646 32/.466 55/.879
HR/SB/CS 5/2/2 5/2/0 2/2/0 2/0/1 2/0/0 0/1/0 0/1/0 2/2/1 39/22/8
Usage ····X··· o·o···o· o·X···X· ······X· ·····Xo· o···oo·· o····o·X oX·····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.