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Game Preview: TBR @ BOS, 1:35pm, Sunday, May 27, 2012 @Fenway Park

Rays, 28-19, 28-19 2nd, 1 GB, 3 up in WC

SP: Jeremy Hellickson (25, RHP, 4-1, 2.73)

2012 Gamelogs / 2012 Splits / vs. BOS Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2012 (4-1) 56.0 50 22 17 19 38 9 2.73
2011 (13-10) 189.0 146 64 62 72 117 21 2.95
2010 (4-0) 36.1 32 14 14 8 33 5 3.47
Last 7 GS 3-1 42.1 40 17 12 12 33 6 2.55 55
2012-05-21 TOR L 7.1 8 5 2 1 3 1 108 50
2012-05-16 BOS W 6.0 5 1 1 2 6 0 104 62
2012-05-11 @BAL ND 6.2 5 3 3 1 6 2 95 57
2012-05-05 OAK ND 3.2 5 3 2 3 2 1 102 40
2012-04-30 SEA ND 7.0 6 1 1 0 7 1 97 68
2012-04-25 LAA W 6.0 5 1 1 2 5 1 100 61
2012-04-19 @TOR W 5.2 6 3 2 3 4 0 106 48
Last 5 v.BOS 2-1 29.2 24 13 13 14 15 5 3.94 52
2012-05-16 BOS W 6.0 5 1 1 2 6 0 104 62
2012-04-14 @BOS ND 5.0 7 5 5 3 1 3 99 31
2011-09-15 @BOS W 5.2 3 1 1 4 4 0 117 59
2011-09-10 BOS ND 6.0 5 3 3 3 2 1 102 49
2011-06-15 BOS L 7.0 4 3 3 2 2 1 94 57
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   17-7    Road:   11-12   ExtrInn: 2-1 
 vsRHP:  21-11   vsLHP:   7-8    1-Run:  11-4 
 vsEast: 14-11   vsCntrl: 3-3    vsWest: 10-3  IL: 1-2 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 47 Sat, May 26  @BOS  L   2-3       28-19  2nd  1.0 gb
 46 Fri, May 25  @BOS  W   7-4       28-18  2nd  1.0 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
 Last 10: 5-5    Last 20: 9-11   Last 30:18-12
RedSox, 23-23, 23-23 5th, 5½ GB, 4½ GB in WC

SP: Clay Buchholz (27, RHP, 4-2, 7.84)

2012 Gamelogs / 2012 Splits / vs. TBR Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2012 (4-2) 49.1 67 45 43 27 27 11 7.84
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 3-2 38.1 53 33 31 22 20 10 7.28 35
2012-05-21 @BAL ND 5.1 6 5 5 4 2 1 94 34
2012-05-16 @TBR L 5.0 6 2 2 1 5 0 87 51
2012-05-11 CLE W 6.1 8 4 3 3 0 0 111 40
2012-05-06 BAL ND 3.2 7 5 5 4 4 3 81 27
2012-04-30 OAK W 6.2 7 6 6 5 5 1 99 36
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
Last 5 v.TBR 3-1 30.1 24 11 10 10 28 3 2.97 58
2012-05-16 @TBR L 5.0 6 2 2 1 5 0 87 51
2012-04-14 TBR W 7.0 6 5 5 3 5 1 104 47
2011-06-16 @TBR W 5.0 2 1 1 3 5 0 81 61
2010-08-28 @TBR ND 7.1 4 2 1 2 5 1 110 67
2010-05-24 @TBR W 6.0 6 1 1 1 8 1 108 63
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   10-12   Road:   13-11   ExtrInn: 0-3 
 vsRHP:  14-16   vsLHP:   9-7    1-Run:   5-5 
 vsEast:  8-11   vsCntrl:10-7    vsWest:  3-4  IL: 2-1 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 46 Sat, May 26   TBR  W   3-2       23-23  5th  5.5 gb
 45 Fri, May 25   TBR  L   4-7       22-23  5th  6.5 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
 Last 10: 6-4    Last 20:12-8    Last 30:17-13
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Sat, May 26, 2012 BOS  3  TBR  2        W:Rich Hill (1-0), L: Fernando Rodney (2-1), S: none
Fri, May 25, 2012 TBR  7 @BOS  4        W:Alex Cobb (2-0), L: Jon Lester (3-4), S: Fernando Rodney (15)
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)
Season Series: 2012 - BOS over 5-3; 2011 - TBR won 12-6; 2010 - TBR won 11-7; All-Time - BOS leads 146-103

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 (4.96 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
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/no AB ··· 1/.000 2/.000 ··· ··· 1/2.000 ··· 70/33 .200/.246/.215/.462 .714/.186 .563 45/.351 0/0 0/3
9.Johnson# G/S/vP 2/1.000 1/.000 1/.000 2/.000 ··· 4/.250 2/1.500 1/.000 108/63 .266/.343/.394/.736 .864/.650 .985 84/.794 8/3 3/3
20.Joyce* G/S/vP 13/.685 5/.000 7/.286 5/.400 1/.000 2/1.000 2/.000 4/3.250 170/122 .282/.396/.542/.939 .762/1.008 .874 98/.841 2/0 9/0
28.Molina G/S/vP 12/.917 5/.000 5/.650 ··· ··· 1/no AB 1/2.000 4/.750 85/72 .179/.247/.308/.555 .490/.564 .580 41/.562 0/0 2/2
23.Pena* G/S/vP 24/.701 6/.000 12/1.017 6/.000 ··· 5/.800 5/.000 8/.750 207/131 .213/.357/.385/.742 .678/.780 .642 111/.635 1/1 7/2
10.Rhymes* G/S/vP 6/.750 ··· 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 7/.666 10/.111 8/1.071 6/.533 ··· 3/.666 3/.000 5/.200 158/108 .234/.286/.348/.633 .733/.585 .592 87/.712 2/0 4/7
30.Scott* G/S/vP 27/.898 7/.143 ··· 3/1.667 5/.000 1/no AB 3/1.167 14/.445 167/103 .236/.305/.459/.765 .518/.916 .746 103/.651 1/0 8/
44.Sutton# G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 1/2.000 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· 17/8 .400/.471/.533/1.004 1.127/.875 .661 17/1.004 0/0 0/1
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 17/1.114 15/.498 20/.950 11/.364 ··· 8/1.125 2/.000 9/.958 136/88 .303/.356/.471/.826 .947/.766 .597 105/.818 11/1 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 24/.442 7/.143 9/.889 7/.143 1/no AB 6/2.000 5/.400 6/.583 195/132 .210/.354/.420/.774 .677/.820 1.017 102/.755 4/4 6/4
IP 49.1 21.2 21.0 27.0 10.1 9.2 15.1 19.1 TOTAL .244/.331/.402/.734 .757/.722 .722 .698 42/16 54/42
ERA-K/9 7.84/4.9 4.15/9.5 2.14/5.6 1.00/6.7 1.74/7.9 1.86/11.1 4.11/7.1 5.59/9.3 4.63/7.0

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Gimenez (17-3-0)
 Molina (10-3-3)
 Vogt (0-0-0)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 236/.330 95/.235 80/.192 104/.198 41/.143 34/.129 72/.295 86/.295 .262  Upton
 Zobrist
 Joyce
 Gimenez
 Vogt
 Thompson
 Johnson
0/32/0/5
0/0/36/1
30/0/19/1
1/0/0/0
2/0/0/0
3/0/0/0
3/0/0/0
OPS .954 .638 .591 .501 .440 .402 .750 .810 .750
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 157/.958 54/.641 37/.744 54/.582 25/.383 21/.443 33/.623 42/.571 .735
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 79/.943 41/.633 43/.471 50/.414 16/.527 13/.322 39/.851 44/1.044 .764
Home 139/1.011 52/.619 41/.406 77/.577 29/.252 18/.222 44/.816 33/1.039
Last 28d days 126/.919 62/.480 48/.508 57/.476 37/.368 34/.402 36/.817 46/.738
HR/SB/CS 11/2/0 1/2/0 3/1/1 1/1/0 0/2/0 1/0/0 1/0/0 2/1/0 52/30/7
Usage ·····X·· ···X·ooX ·o··X··· ·X······ X··o·X·o o··X·X·· ·o··o··· ···X·ooX
RedSox Batters (5.28 RS/G) vs. Rays Pitchers (4.04 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 58.Hellickson
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 5/1.000 4/1.583 5/.200 2/1.000 3/1.667 3/1.167 2/2.500 7/1.429 200/135 .265/.288/.460/.748 1.008/.626 .696 112/.685 6/3 8/3
23.Byrd G/S/vP ··· 3/.666 1/.000 1/5.000 ··· 5/.200 ··· 3/2.167 144/100 .201/.238/.239/.477 .746/.355 .319 70/.584 0/3 1/3
28.Gonzalez* G/S/vP 18/.833 ··· 9/.889 6/1.300 4/.000 2/.000 2/.000 2/1.000 205/125 .269/.332/.407/.738 .699/.765 .758 112/.717 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 3/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 88/54 .306/.330/.565/.894 .840/.929 .840 88/.894 2/1 5/4
66.Nava# G/S/vP 2/1.000 ··· 1/no AB 1/no AB 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 3/.333 63/39 .311/.476/.533/1.010 .569/1.293 1.375 63/1.010 1/0 2/1
34.Ortiz* G/S/vP 18/1.233 2/2.000 12/.705 20/.728 2/.000 9/.666 4/.500 13/1.058 197/124 .309/.381/.566/.946 .908/.969 1.121 107/.816 0/1 10/0
15.Pedroia G/S/vP 18/.896 6/.900 14/.665 15/.582 1/.000 6/.900 1/.000 3/.000 213/147 .295/.352/.456/.808 .711/.850 .835 119/.799 3/2 5/1
26.Podsednik* G/S/vP ··· 1/no AB 3/.000 8/.929 ··· 4/.000 ··· 14/.585 10/10 .375/.375/.750/1.125 /1.125 .500 10/1.125 1/0 1/0
5.Punto# G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 4/.667 ··· 10/.675 ··· 12/.829 48/38 .135/.298/.162/.460 .550/.435 .347 26/.376 0/0 0/1
39.Saltalamacchia# G/S/vP 13/1.280 1/.000 4/.750 5/1.350 2/.000 6/.000 1/.000 3/1.666 121/100 .274/.314/.575/.889 .659/.936 .860 69/.951 0/0 8/3
10.Shoppach G/S/vP ··· 3/1.000 1/2.000 1/.000 ··· 4/1.250 ··· 10/.555 70/36 .288/.382/.525/.908 .851/.962 1.256 37/.952 1/0 2/1
20.Youkilis G/S/vP 12/.833 2/1.500 8/.700 14/1.589 1/.000 9/.472 ··· 4/1.417 87/63 .234/.310/.377/.687 1.125/.542 .740 15/.938 0/0 3/2
IP 56.0 21.2 21.1 14.1 16.0 21.1 6.0 24.0 TOTAL .271/.331/.455/.786 .788/.785 .809 .778 15/11 58/20
ERA-K/9 2.73/6.1 4.15/7.5 2.11/8.0 4.40/8.8 1.69/11.2 4.64/11.0 1.50/7.5 1.13/8.6 3.52/8.2

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Saltalamacchia (20-3-2)
 Shoppach (10-4-4)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 233/.236 94/.244 91/.229 61/.231 63/.190 85/.203 26/.182 92/.176 .239  Byrd
 Nava
 Gonzalez
 Podsednik
 Lin
0/40/2/1
16/0/0/1
0/0/5/0
0/4/0/0
0/1/4/0
OPS .717 .698 .599 .729 .478 .740 .490 .443 .687
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 128/.736 27/.644 42/.583 29/.550 34/.552 43/.638 14/.762 54/.452 .706
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 105/.695 67/.719 49/.607 32/.894 29/.392 42/.847 12/.167 38/.431 .672
Road 77/.853 47/1.052 41/.428 37/.857 32/.710 40/.736 14/.539 44/.691
Last 28d days 125/.698 48/.436 50/.664 31/.675 42/.365 47/.713 26/.490 55/.491
HR/SB/CS 9/2/2 4/0/0 2/1/0 2/0/0 0/0/0 5/0/0 0/0/0 1/0/0 49/29/7
Usage ·····X·· ·o··oXo· ····X··· ·o······ ·X·o··o· oX·oo··o ·····X·· oX·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.