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Game Preview: TBR @ BOS, 7:10pm, Friday, May 25, 2012 @Fenway Park

Rays, 27-18, 27-18 2nd, 1 GB, 4 up in WC

SP: Alex Cobb (24, RHP, 1-0, 2.57)

2012 Gamelogs / 2012 Splits / vs. BOS Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2012 (1-0) 7.0 6 2 2 2 6 0 2.57
2011 (3-2) 52.2 49 21 20 21 37 3 3.42
Last 7 GS 3-2 42.2 40 15 14 15 33 2 2.95 55
2012-05-19 ATL W 7.0 6 2 2 2 6 0 113 61
2011-08-06 OAK L 4.1 8 5 5 4 4 1 93 27
2011-07-30 @SEA L 6.1 6 3 3 1 9 1 105 57
2011-07-24 @KCR W 7.0 6 0 0 0 2 0 85 67
2011-07-18 NYY ND 6.0 3 2 1 4 3 0 99 59
2011-06-18 FLA W 6.1 3 2 2 2 2 0 101 59
2011-06-13 @DET ND 5.2 8 1 1 2 7 0 102 54
Has never faced BOS as starter.
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   17-7    Road:   10-11   ExtrInn: 2-1 
 vsRHP:  21-10   vsLHP:   6-8    1-Run:  11-3 
 vsEast: 13-10   vsCntrl: 3-3    vsWest: 10-3  IL: 1-2 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 45 Wed, May 23   TOR  W   5-4 (11)  27-18  2nd  1.0 gb
 44 Tue, May 22   TOR  W   8-5       26-18  2nd  2.0 gb
 43 Mon, May 21   TOR  L   2-6       25-18  2nd  2.0 gb
 42 Sun, May 20   ATL  L   0-2       25-17  2nd  2.0 gb
 41 Sat, May 19   ATL  W   5-2       25-16  2nd  2.0 gb
 40 Fri, May 18   ATL  L   3-5       24-16  2nd  2.0 gb
 39 Thu, May 17   BOS  L   3-5       24-15  2nd  1.0 gb
 38 Wed, May 16   BOS  W   2-1       24-14  1st    Tied
 37 Tue, May 15  @TOR  W   4-3       23-14  1st    Tied
 36 Mon, May 14  @TOR  W   7-1       22-14  1st    Tied
 Last 10: 6-4    Last 20:10-10   Last 30:19-11
RedSox, 22-22, 22-22 5th, 5½ GB, 4½ GB in WC

SP: Jon Lester (28, LHP, 3-3, 3.95)

2012 Gamelogs / 2012 Splits / vs. TBR Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2012 (3-3) 57.0 55 28 25 19 37 4 3.95
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 3-2 42.0 46 24 21 14 27 4 4.50 48
2012-05-19 @PHI W 6.0 8 4 4 1 3 1 90 42
2012-05-14 SEA W 9.0 8 1 1 0 6 0 119 73
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
Last 5 v.TBR 2-3 31.0 27 14 14 13 33 1 4.06 55
2011-09-17 TBR L 7.0 5 4 4 4 5 1 107 52
2011-09-11 @TBR L 4.0 8 4 4 3 2 0 111 29
2011-08-16 TBR W 7.0 3 1 1 1 8 0 113 74
2011-04-12 TBR L 7.0 7 3 3 2 8 0 109 57
2010-09-06 TBR W 6.0 4 2 2 3 10 0 94 63
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:    9-11   Road:   13-11   ExtrInn: 0-3 
 vsRHP:  14-15   vsLHP:   8-7    1-Run:   4-5 
 vsEast:  7-10   vsCntrl:10-7    vsWest:  3-4  IL: 2-1 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 44 Wed, May 23  @BAL  W   6-5       22-22  5th  5.5 gb
 43 Tue, May 22  @BAL  L   1-4       21-22  5th  6.5 gb
 42 Mon, May 21  @BAL  W   8-6       21-21  4th  5.5 gb
 41 Sun, May 20  @PHI  W   5-1       20-21  5th  6.5 gb
 40 Sat, May 19  @PHI  W   7-5       19-21  5th  7.5 gb
 39 Fri, May 18  @PHI  L   4-6       18-21  5th  7.5 gb
 38 Thu, May 17  @TBR  W   5-3       18-20  5th  6.5 gb
 37 Wed, May 16  @TBR  L   1-2       17-20  5th  6.5 gb
 36 Tue, May 15   SEA  W   5-0       17-19  5th  5.5 gb
 35 Mon, May 14   SEA  W   6-1       16-19  5th  5.5 gb
 Last 10: 7-3    Last 20:11-9    Last 30:18-12
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Thu, May 17, 2012 BOS  5 @TBR  3        W:Felix Doubront (4-1), L: Matt Moore (1-4), S: Alfredo Aceves (8)
Wed, May 16, 2012 TBR  2  BOS  1        W:Jeremy Hellickson (4-0), L: Clay Buchholz (4-2), S: Fernando Rodney (12)
Mon, Apr 16, 2012 TBR  1 @BOS  0        W:James Shields (2-0), L: Daniel Bard (0-2), S: Fernando Rodney (4)
Sun, Apr 15, 2012 BOS  6  TBR  4        W:Vicente Padilla (1-0), L: Matt Moore (0-1), S: Alfredo Aceves (2)
Sat, Apr 14, 2012 BOS 13  TBR  5        W:Clay Buchholz (1-0), L: Burke Badenhop (0-1), S: none
Fri, Apr 13, 2012 BOS 12  TBR  2        W:Josh Beckett (1-1), L: David Price (1-1), S: none

Sun, Sep 18, 2011 TBR  8 @BOS  5        W:Jake McGee (3-1), L: Tim Wakefield (7-7), S: Joel Peralta (5)
Sat, Sep 17, 2011 TBR  4 @BOS  3        W:Jeff Niemann (11-7), L: Jon Lester (15-8), S: Joel Peralta (4)
Fri, Sep 16, 2011 BOS  4  TBR  3        W:Josh Beckett (13-5), L: James Shields (15-11), S: Jonathan Papelbon (30)
Thu, Sep 15, 2011 TBR  9 @BOS  2        W:Jeremy Hellickson (13-10), L: Kyle Weiland (0-2), S: none
Season Series: 2012 - BOS over 4-2; 2011 - TBR won 12-6; 2010 - TBR won 11-7; All-Time - BOS leads 145-102

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
Rays Batters (4.38 RS/G) vs. RedSox Pitchers (4.98 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
16.Gimenez G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 1/2.000 ··· 66/31 .213/.262/.230/.491 .757/.198 .635 45/.351 0/0 0/3
9.Johnson# G/S/vP 5/.400 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· 3/.333 2/1.500 1/.000 101/59 .276/.357/.379/.736 .793/.698 1.031 81/.757 8/3 2/3
20.Joyce* G/S/vP 2/.500 5/.000 7/.286 3/.333 ··· 2/1.000 2/.000 4/3.250 162/117 .274/.391/.526/.917 .638/1.023 .823 95/.824 2/0 8/0
28.Molina G/S/vP 17/.745 5/.000 5/.650 ··· ··· 1/no AB 1/2.000 4/.750 82/69 .173/.244/.307/.551 .490/.560 .573 41/.511 0/0 2/2
23.Pena* G/S/vP 47/1.086 6/.000 12/1.017 5/.000 ··· 4/1.000 4/.000 8/.750 198/127 .217/.364/.379/.743 .629/.807 .634 110/.628 1/1 6/2
10.Rhymes* G/S/vP 4/1.250 ··· 1/4.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 1/no AB ··· 66/47 .250/.318/.283/.602 .105/.800 .644 66/.602 1/1 0/5
1.Rodriguez G/S/vP 18/.492 10/.111 8/1.071 4/.833 ··· 3/.666 3/.000 5/.200 151/103 .246/.299/.366/.665 .768/.615 .655 84/.762 2/0 4/7
30.Scott* G/S/vP 8/.000 7/.143 ··· 2/3.000 4/.000 1/no AB 2/1.000 14/.445 158/99 .243/.310/.479/.789 .543/.934 .796 102/.669 0/0 8/
44.Sutton# G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 9/3 .500/.556/.750/1.306 1.100/1.667 9/1.306 0/0 0/0
24.Thompson* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/no AB 13/7 .091/.231/.091/.322 .533/.143 13/.322 2/1 0/0
2.Upton G/S/vP 54/.611 15/.498 20/.950 10/.200 ··· 7/1.286 1/.000 9/.958 127/84 .300/.357/.482/.839 1.022/.754 .581 100/.852 10/1 4/2
26.Vogt* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 17/16 .000/.000/.000/.000 .000/.000 .000 4/.000 0/0 0/0
18.Zobrist# G/S/vP 36/.688 7/.143 9/.889 5/.000 ··· 6/2.000 4/.500 6/.583 186/127 .217/.355/.434/.789 .680/.839 1.066 101/.831 3/4 6/4
IP 57.0 21.2 20.0 24.0 9.1 8.2 14.1 19.1 TOTAL .246/.335/.406/.740 .749/.736 .734 .710 39/16 51/41
ERA-K/9 3.95/5.8 4.15/9.5 2.25/5.8 1.13/6.8 1.93/8.7 2.08/11.4 4.40/6.3 5.59/9.3 4.63/7.0

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Gimenez (15-3-0)
 Molina (10-3-3)
 Vogt (0-0-0)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 238/.256 95/.235 77/.200 92/.198 37/.156 31/.143 68/.310 86/.295 .265  Upton
 Zobrist
 Joyce
 Gimenez
 Vogt
 Thompson
 Johnson
0/30/0/4
0/0/34/1
28/0/19/1
1/0/0/0
2/0/0/0
3/0/0/0
3/0/0/0
OPS .702 .638 .616 .496 .458 .444 .776 .810 .757
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 66/.478 54/.641 35/.791 46/.585 23/.419 20/.466 31/.624 42/.571 .742
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 172/.788 41/.633 42/.483 46/.406 14/.516 11/.384 37/.901 44/1.044 .771
Home 76/.818 52/.619 38/.439 65/.584 25/.251 15/.267 40/.869 33/1.039
Last 28d days 137/.661 65/.457 45/.544 46/.450 37/.458 31/.444 35/.862 48/.735
HR/SB/CS 4/1/0 1/2/0 3/1/1 1/0/0 0/1/0 1/0/0 1/0/0 2/1/0 49/27/7
Usage ·····X·· ·X·ooX·X ··X···X· ·······o ·o·X·o·o ·X·X···o ··o···X· ·X·ooX·X
RedSox Batters (5.36 RS/G) vs. Rays Pitchers (4.07 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 53.Cobb
G/S/vB
31.Badenhop
G/S/vB
40.Davis
G/S/vB
39.Howell*
G/S/vB
57.McGee*
G/S/vB
62.Peralta
G/S/vB
27.Ramos*
G/S/vB
56.Rodney
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
3.Aviles G/S/vP 3/.000 3/1.666 5/.200 2/1.000 3/1.667 3/1.167 2/2.500 6/1.667 191/130 .271/.296/.475/.771 1.044/.648 .741 111/.682 5/3 8/3
23.Byrd G/S/vP ··· 2/.000 1/.000 1/5.000 ··· 4/.250 ··· 3/2.167 137/96 .203/.235/.242/.477 .802/.336 .303 68/.602 0/3 1/2
28.Gonzalez* G/S/vP ··· ··· 9/.889 6/1.300 3/.000 2/.000 2/.000 2/1.000 198/122 .269/.333/.406/.739 .710/.758 .761 113/.682 0/0 3/0
67.Lin G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 5/3 .200/.200/.200/.400 1.000/.000 5/.400 0/0 0/0
64.Middlebrooks G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 84/53 .296/.321/.568/.889 .791/.947 .826 84/.889 2/1 5/3
66.Nava# G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/no AB ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 2/.000 55/35 .350/.491/.600/1.091 .563/1.420 1.708 55/1.091 1/0 2/1
34.Ortiz* G/S/vP ··· 2/2.000 12/.705 20/.728 1/.000 9/.666 4/.500 12/1.151 188/120 .315/.383/.583/.966 .947/.977 1.181 106/.806 0/1 10/0
15.Pedroia G/S/vP ··· 5/.800 14/.665 15/.582 1/.000 6/.900 1/.000 2/.000 204/142 .296/.348/.462/.810 .668/.871 .843 118/.764 3/2 5/1
26.Podsednik* G/S/vP ··· ··· 3/.000 8/.929 ··· 2/.000 ··· 14/.585 5/5 .500/.500/1.250/1.750 /1.750 5/1.750 0/0 1/0
5.Punto# G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 4/.667 ··· 10/.675 ··· 11/.829 47/37 .135/.298/.162/.460 .550/.435 .347 28/.333 0/0 0/1
39.Saltalamacchia# G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 4/.750 4/1.250 1/.000 6/.000 1/.000 2/.000 116/97 .273/.302/.555/.856 .655/.896 .793 68/.840 0/0 7/3
10.Shoppach G/S/vP ··· 3/1.000 1/2.000 1/.000 ··· 4/1.250 ··· 10/.555 67/36 .281/.379/.509/.888 .804/.962 1.233 36/.859 1/0 2/1
20.Youkilis G/S/vP ··· 2/1.500 8/.700 14/1.589 ··· 8/.536 ··· 4/1.417 79/59 .243/.316/.400/.716 1.300/.545 .847 10/1.067 0/0 3/2
IP 7.0 21.0 21.1 14.1 14.2 19.1 6.0 22.2 TOTAL .273/.331/.461/.792 .795/.791 .824 .756 13/11 57/18
ERA-K/9 2.57/7.7 4.29/7.7 2.11/8.0 3.14/8.8 1.84/12.2 5.12/10.7 1.50/7.5 0.40/8.7 3.54/8.3

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Saltalamacchia (19-3-2)
 Shoppach (8-4-4)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 28/.240 90/.235 91/.229 59/.231 59/.204 79/.219 26/.182 86/.173 .240  Byrd
 Nava
 Gonzalez
 Podsednik
 Lin
0/39/0/1
14/0/0/1
0/0/4/0
0/2/0/0
0/1/3/0
OPS .566 .678 .599 .707 .512 .799 .490 .394 .689
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 19/.498 26/.644 42/.583 29/.550 32/.588 40/.687 14/.762 50/.350 .705
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 9/.708 64/.692 49/.607 30/.852 27/.422 39/.918 12/.167 36/.456 .676
Road / 43/1.024 41/.428 35/.823 28/.816 34/.875 14/.539 38/.607
Last 28d days 28/.566 51/.556 50/.664 33/.587 39/.394 46/.729 26/.490 55/.463
HR/SB/CS 0/1/0 4/0/0 2/1/0 2/0/0 0/0/0 5/0/0 0/0/0 0/0/0 48/27/7
Usage ·····X·· ··oXo··o ··X····X ······oo ·o··o··· ·oo··o·· ···X··X· ·Xo··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.