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Game Preview: BAL @ BOS, 7:10pm, Thursday, June 7, 2012 @Fenway Park

Orioles, 32-24, 32-24 1st, ½ up

SP: Brian Matusz (25, LHP, 5-5, 4.41)

2012 Gamelogs / 2012 Splits / vs. BOS Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2012 (5-5) 63.1 67 37 31 25 50 8 4.41
2011 (1-9) 49.2 81 60 59 24 38 18 10.69
2010 (10-12) 175.2 173 88 84 63 143 19 4.30
Last 7 GS 5-2 42.2 41 20 18 12 36 6 3.80 53
2012-06-02 @TBR W 7.1 2 1 1 3 7 0 97 74
2012-05-27 KCR L 6.0 7 4 3 3 5 2 100 46
2012-05-22 BOS W 6.1 2 1 1 1 9 1 101 73
2012-05-17 @KCR W 6.0 7 3 3 1 2 0 98 47
2012-05-12 TBR W 5.2 7 3 2 1 5 1 95 49
2012-05-07 TEX L 5.0 10 7 7 2 4 1 103 21
2012-05-01 @NYY W 6.1 6 1 1 1 4 1 97 60
Last 5 v.BOS 3-1 26.0 19 10 10 10 27 3 3.46 57
2012-05-22 BOS W 6.1 2 1 1 1 9 1 101 73
2011-09-19 @BOS L 1.2 6 6 6 2 0 1 49 17
2010-09-20 @BOS ND 5.0 3 1 1 3 4 0 102 58
2010-08-31 BOS W 6.0 6 2 2 1 6 1 98 57
2010-07-04 @BOS W 7.0 2 0 0 3 8 0 111 78
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   14-13   Road:   18-11   ExtrInn: 7-2 
 vsRHP:  23-18   vsLHP:   9-6    1-Run:  10-5 
 vsEast: 17-14   vsCntrl: 9-3    vsWest:  4-6  IL: 2-1 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 56 Wed, Jun  6  @BOS  W   2-1       32-24  1st  0.5 up
 55 Tue, Jun  5  @BOS  W   8-6 (10)  31-24  1st    Tied
 54 Sun, Jun  3  @TBR  L   4-8       30-24  2nd  1.0 gb
 53 Sat, Jun  2  @TBR  W   2-1       30-23  1st    Tied
 52 Fri, Jun  1  @TBR  L   0-5       29-23  2nd  1.0 gb
 51 Wed, May 30  @TOR  L   1-4       29-22  1st    Tied
 50 Tue, May 29  @TOR  L   6-8       29-21  1st    Tied
 49 Mon, May 28  @TOR  L   2-6       29-20  1st    Tied
 48 Sun, May 27   KCR  L   2-4       29-19  1st    Tied
 47 Sat, May 26   KCR  L   3-4       29-18  1st  1.0 up
 Last 10: 3-7    Last 20:10-10   Last 30:15-15
RedSox, 28-28, 28-28 5th, 4 GB, 3½ GB in WC

SP: Clay Buchholz (27, RHP, 5-2, 6.58)

2012 Gamelogs / 2012 Splits / vs. BAL Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2012 (5-2) 64.1 81 49 47 30 40 13 6.58
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 3-1 42.0 48 26 25 20 29 7 5.36 45
2012-06-01 @TOR W 8.0 6 2 2 2 7 2 108 67
2012-05-27 TBR ND 7.0 8 2 2 1 6 0 111 58
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
Last 5 v.BAL 1-1 30.2 34 15 14 14 18 4 4.11 48
2012-05-21 @BAL ND 5.1 6 5 5 4 2 1 94 34
2012-05-06 BAL ND 3.2 7 5 5 4 4 3 81 27
2011-04-26 @BAL L 6.2 12 4 4 2 5 0 104 37
2010-09-21 BAL ND 6.0 4 1 0 3 5 0 113 64
2010-06-04 @BAL W 9.0 5 0 0 1 2 0 101 78
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   13-16   Road:   15-12   ExtrInn: 0-4 
 vsRHP:  18-20   vsLHP:  10-8    1-Run:   5-7 
 vsEast: 10-15   vsCntrl:13-8    vsWest:  3-4  IL: 2-1 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 56 Wed, Jun  6   BAL  L   1-2       28-28  5th  4.0 gb
 55 Tue, Jun  5   BAL  L   6-8 (10)  28-27  5th  3.0 gb
 54 Sun, Jun  3  @TOR  L   1-5       28-26  4th  3.0 gb
 53 Sat, Jun  2  @TOR  W   7-4       28-25  4th  2.0 gb
 52 Fri, Jun  1  @TOR  W   7-2       27-25  4th  3.0 gb
 51 Thu, May 31   DET  L   3-7       26-25  5th  3.0 gb
 50 Wed, May 30   DET  W   6-4       26-24  5th  2.5 gb
 49 Tue, May 29   DET  W   6-3       25-24  5th  3.5 gb
 48 Mon, May 28   DET  W   7-4       24-24  5th  4.5 gb
 47 Sun, May 27   TBR  L   3-4       23-24  5th  5.5 gb
 Last 10: 5-5    Last 20:11-9    Last 30:17-13
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Wed, Jun 06, 2012 BAL  2 @BOS  1        W:Wei-Yin Chen (5-2), L: Josh Beckett (4-6), S: Jim Johnson (18)
Tue, Jun 05, 2012 BAL  8 @BOS  6 (10)   W:Jim Johnson (1-0), L: Alfredo Aceves (0-3), S: none
Wed, May 23, 2012 BOS  6 @BAL  5        W:Daniel Bard (4-5), L: Jake Arrieta (2-5), S: Alfredo Aceves (11)
Tue, May 22, 2012 BAL  4  BOS  1        W:Brian Matusz (4-4), L: Felix Doubront (4-2), S: Jim Johnson (16)
Mon, May 21, 2012 BOS  8 @BAL  6        W:Andrew Miller (1-0), L: Kevin Gregg (2-2), S: Alfredo Aceves (10)
Sun, May 06, 2012 BAL  9 @BOS  6 (17)   W:Chris Davis (1-0), L: Darnell McDonald (0-1), S: none
Sat, May 05, 2012 BAL  8 @BOS  2        W:Jason Hammel (4-1), L: Aaron Cook (0-1), S: none
Fri, May 04, 2012 BAL  6 @BOS  4 (13)   W:Troy Patton (1-0), L: Franklin Morales (0-1), S: Jim Johnson (8)

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)
Season Series: 2012 - BAL over 6-2; 2011 - BOS won 10-8; 2010 - Tied 9-9; All-Time - BOS leads 1153-942

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 (4.39 RS/G) vs. RedSox Pitchers (4.84 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
11.Andino G/S/vP 12/.705 14/.000 9/.111 5/.800 1/.000 7/.533 1/.000 5/1.267 219/160 .249/.304/.338/.642 .639/.644 .616 101/.512 3/2 3/7
24.Betemit# G/S/vP 2/1.000 1/.000 5/1.850 1/no AB 1/.000 2/.500 1/no AB 7/.143 171/114 .222/.292/.392/.685 .486/.782 .612 85/.576 0/1 7/8
9.Chavez* G/S/vP ··· 2/2.000 3/.000 2/.000 1/.000 ··· 2/.000 12/.258 89/78 .155/.184/.214/.398 .545/.377 .407 24/.542 1/2 1/1
19.Davis* G/S/vP 8/1.089 9/.444 5/.200 4/.000 2/.000 2/.000 3/1.334 2/.000 189/144 .295/.333/.494/.828 .756/.851 .755 74/.838 0/3 9/4
3.Flaherty* G/S/vP 3/.666 3/.666 1/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 63/58 .172/.197/.224/.421 .800/.386 .333 29/.327 0/0 1/0
2.Hardy G/S/vP 6/2.334 17/.236 13/.808 8/.268 12/1.100 9/.472 1/2.000 7/.572 248/188 .264/.306/.463/.770 .962/.707 .688 106/.776 0/0 10/2
36.Johnson* G/S/vP 4/1.417 2/.000 3/.000 1/no AB 3/1.167 9/1.190 1/no AB 8/.000 83/67 .181/.289/.403/.692 1.021/.620 .528 38/1.072 2/0 4/1
10.Jones G/S/vP 21/.900 15/.933 2/.000 5/.800 1/2.000 10/.425 2/.000 12/1.167 243/180 .307/.354/.582/.936 .893/.951 .963 105/.969 9/4 16/4
28.Paulino G/S/vP ··· 2/1.000 7/.000 1/.000 20/1.167 ··· 1/.000 4/.500 42/23 .293/.310/.366/.675 .705/.652 .457 12/.788 0/0 0/0
51.Pearce G/S/vP ··· 1/no AB 1/2.000 ··· 5/.800 ··· ··· ··· 9/3 .286/.250/.286/.536 .367/1.000 .536 9/.536 0/0 0/0
12.Reynolds G/S/vP 9/.666 10/1.625 5/.650 8/.417 4/.250 13/1.442 14/.377 11/.673 142/108 .222/.352/.376/.728 .989/.648 .813 34/.941 1/1 3/7
6.Tolleson G/S/vP ··· ··· 2/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· 1/no AB ··· 37/11 .235/.278/.382/.660 .798/.364 .301 34/.660 0/0 1/4
32.Wieters# G/S/vP 20/.921 13/.413 3/.333 7/1.096 1/2.000 9/.333 2/2.000 1/.000 208/153 .246/.332/.448/.780 .847/.752 .808 88/.596 0/0 9/6
IP 64.1 28.2 24.0 31.2 12.2 11.2 20.2 23.0 TOTAL .249/.312/.426/.738 .771/.726 .709 .716 22/15 78/52
ERA-K/9 6.58/5.6 5.02/9.7 1.88/5.6 1.42/7.4 2.84/7.1 2.31/11.5 3.48/7.4 4.70/8.2 4.50/7.1

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Paulino (2-1-1)
 Wieters (19-13-1)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 296/.314 125/.234 94/.221 124/.217 53/.217 43/.154 93/.263 98/.278 .264  Jones
 Chavez
 Betemit
 Tolleson
 Pearce
 Flaherty
0/56/0/1
20/0/3/1
5/0/0/0
1/0/0/0
1/0/1/0
4/0/3/0
OPS .906 .680 .636 .528 .603 .466 .717 .760 .751
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 186/.954 70/.631 40/.774 59/.530 32/.541 27/.465 42/.590 47/.575 .734
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 110/.825 55/.739 54/.543 65/.525 21/.697 16/.464 51/.817 51/.934 .767
Home 166/.959 79/.722 52/.521 90/.598 37/.462 26/.392 50/.885 43/.862
Last 28d days 136/.752 64/.597 39/.705 39/.585 32/.689 33/.553 39/.758 39/.596
HR/SB/CS 13/4/1 3/3/0 3/1/1 1/2/0 0/4/1 1/0/0 2/0/0 2/1/1 64/39/10
Usage ·····X·· ·X··o··o ·X··o·oo ·o·o·X·· ···X··X· ····o··o ···X··X· o···o···
RedSox Batters (5.18 RS/G) vs. Orioles Pitchers (4.34 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 17.Matusz*
G/S/vB
38.Ayala
G/S/vB
16.Chen*
G/S/vB
37.Eveland*
G/S/vB
50.Gonzalez
G/S/vB
63.Gregg
G/S/vB
43.Johnson
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 5/.000 3/.000 7/.143 3/.666 ··· 2/1.000 6/.500 7/.715 4/.500 6/.334 242/169 .266/.285/.432/.717 .929/.628 .678 101/.672 6/3 8/5
23.Byrd G/S/vP 5/.700 4/.833 5/.400 13/.901 ··· 1/.000 3/1.667 3/.000 1/.000 1/.000 152/102 .211/.245/.246/.492 .777/.348 .374 37/.642 0/3 1/3
28.Gonzalez* G/S/vP 8/1.583 7/.629 6/.666 1/3.000 ··· 11/.582 10/.422 2/2.500 10/.944 1/2.000 247/153 .263/.316/.406/.722 .702/.735 .724 104/.691 0/0 4/1
54.McDonald G/S/vP 14/.665 1/.000 5/1.167 4/.750 ··· 3/.000 6/.533 4/.000 ··· 2/2.500 68/35 .190/.284/.379/.663 .695/.631 .693 4/1.000 1/1 2/0
64.Middlebrooks G/S/vP 2/.000 3/.000 6/1.167 ··· ··· 2/2.000 ··· 1/.000 2/.000 3/.000 110/70 .321/.345/.557/.902 .940/.880 .905 78/.826 2/1 6/4
66.Nava# G/S/vP 5/.400 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 3/.000 1/.000 2/1.000 2/.500 105/75 .305/.438/.500/.938 .702/1.014 .988 101/.913 2/0 2/1
34.Ortiz* G/S/vP 13/.231 8/.000 6/.000 7/.929 ··· 11/.384 12/.750 4/.000 8/.625 3/.667 239/153 .310/.389/.581/.970 .959/.974 1.129 103/.871 0/1 13/0
15.Pedroia G/S/vP 10/.400 8/1.000 6/.833 13/.917 ··· 7/1.171 16/.905 11/.697 5/1.300 3/.000 229/159 .285/.341/.435/.775 .687/.812 .768 82/.587 3/2 5/1
26.Podsednik* G/S/vP ··· 4/.000 ··· ··· ··· 10/.833 4/.000 2/2.500 1/no AB 3/.666 37/34 .387/.394/.548/.942 1.500/.920 1.006 37/.942 3/1 1/0
5.Punto# G/S/vP 3/1.667 ··· ··· 5/1.100 ··· 3/.666 1/.000 3/.666 ··· ··· 74/61 .180/.292/.262/.554 .413/.585 .310 36/.608 2/0 1/2
39.Saltalamacchia# G/S/vP 5/.200 5/2.667 3/.666 ··· ··· 5/.000 5/1.000 1/3.000 5/.000 6/.000 155/129 .278/.323/.583/.906 .661/.953 .967 78/1.052 0/0 11/6
10.Shoppach G/S/vP 8/1.089 6/2.300 2/.500 3/.000 ··· 3/.333 3/.666 2/1.000 ··· ··· 78/42 .277/.382/.538/.920 .798/1.027 1.100 25/1.226 1/0 3/1
12.Sweeney* G/S/vP 8/.393 4/.500 ··· ··· ··· 3/.000 8/.572 3/.666 3/.333 2/.000 160/141 .302/.340/.423/.762 .343/.816 .688 56/.524 0/0 0/2
20.Youkilis G/S/vP 11/1.122 8/.542 3/.666 12/1.667 ··· 5/.400 16/1.152 8/.536 ··· 2/no AB 124/94 .236/.315/.382/.696 1.017/.602 .731 52/.781 0/0 4/2
IP 63.1 26.0 67.0 18.1 3.1 15.1 26.0 26.1 26.2 29.1 TOTAL .273/.331/.454/.785 .797/.780 .801 .791 20/12 69/29
ERA-K/9 4.41/7.1 2.08/5.2 3.49/6.9 3.93/3.9 2.70/13.6 4.11/8.2 1.38/5.5 1.71/9.9 4.05/8.8 1.23/8.0 3.69/7.2

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Saltalamacchia (27-5-2)
 Shoppach (12-5-4)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 280/.267 111/.233 286/.252 84/.265 14/.286 68/.263 98/.165 100/.185 108/.228 115/.158 .248  Nava
 Sweeney
 McDonald
 Byrd
 Gonzalez
 Podsednik
25/0/0/3
0/9/37/2
16/2/5/2
0/45/2/1
0/0/10/0
1/10/0/0
OPS .753 .613 .713 .763 .643 .754 .491 .596 .655 .521 .708
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 66/.350 52/.676 75/.740 34/.729 5/.400 32/.697 56/.529 37/.693 55/.525 54/.661 .708
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 214/.880 59/.555 211/.703 50/.785 9/.778 36/.804 42/.436 63/.540 53/.792 61/.403 .708
Road 134/.728 53/.536 150/.780 41/.714 14/.643 39/.640 68/.498 53/.507 56/.688 60/.450
Last 28d days 129/.624 45/.754 126/.792 84/.763 14/.643 28/.613 43/.465 40/.436 52/.590 47/.454
HR/SB/CS 8/1/2 2/3/0 7/4/2 1/0/0 0/0/0 1/1/0 3/1/0 3/0/1 3/1/0 1/0/1 62/22/15
Usage ····X··· ·o·o···· X····X·· ···X···· ········ ·····o·· XX··oo·· ···o···o ·X·X·o·· Xo··o··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.