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Game Preview: WSN @ BOS, 4:05pm, Saturday, June 9, 2012 @Fenway Park

Nationals, 33-23, 33-23 1st, 1 up

SP: Gio Gonzalez (26, LHP, 7-2, 2.31)

2012 Gamelogs / 2012 Splits / vs. BOS Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2012 (7-2) 66.1 40 17 17 28 84 1 2.31
2011 (16-12) 202.0 175 81 70 91 197 17 3.12
2010 (15-9) 200.2 171 75 72 92 171 15 3.23
Last 7 GS 5-2 42.2 27 13 13 21 57 1 2.74 62
2012-06-03 ATL L 4.2 7 3 3 3 5 0 91 40
2012-05-27 @ATL W 7.0 1 2 2 3 10 0 108 74
2012-05-21 @PHI W 6.0 3 0 0 3 9 0 108 72
2012-05-16 PIT W 7.0 4 3 3 2 10 1 106 65
2012-05-11 @CIN W 5.0 5 2 2 4 9 0 115 54
2012-05-05 PHI W 7.0 4 1 1 1 7 0 107 71
2012-04-29 @LAD L 6.0 3 2 2 5 7 0 88 60
Last 5 v.BOS 2-1 28.0 34 18 18 14 30 6 5.79 45
2011-08-26 @BOS W 5.2 7 4 4 3 5 2 105 41
2011-04-20 BOS L 6.0 8 4 4 1 9 2 104 48
2010-07-21 BOS W 6.0 7 4 4 2 3 1 107 43
2010-06-01 @BOS ND 5.0 7 3 3 4 5 1 108 42
2009-07-30 @BOS ND 5.1 5 3 3 4 8 0 107 50
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   18-10   Road:   15-13   ExtrInn: 5-3 
 vsRHP:  25-18   vsLHP:   8-5    1-Run:  12-9 
 vsEast: 14-8    vsCntrl:12-7    vsWest:  5-6  IL: 2-2 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 56 Fri, Jun  8  @BOS  W   7-4       33-23  1st  1.0 up
 55 Thu, Jun  7   NYM  L   1-3       32-23  1st  1.0 up
 54 Wed, Jun  6   NYM  W   5-3       32-22  1st  2.0 up
 53 Tue, Jun  5   NYM  W   7-6 (12)  31-22  1st  1.0 up
 52 Sun, Jun  3   ATL  L   2-3       30-22  1st    Tied
 51 Sat, Jun  2   ATL  W   2-0       30-21  1st  1.0 up
 50 Wed, May 30  @MIA  L   3-5       29-21  1st  0.5 up
 49 Tue, May 29  @MIA  L   1-3       29-20  1st  1.5 up
 48 Mon, May 28  @MIA  L   3-5       29-19  1st  2.5 up
 47 Sun, May 27  @ATL  W   7-2       29-18  1st  2.5 up
 Last 10: 5-5    Last 20:11-9    Last 30:16-14
RedSox, 29-29, 29-29 5th, 4 GB, 3½ GB in WC

SP: Daisuke Matsuzaka (31, RHP, 0-0, undef)

2012 Gamelogs / 2012 Splits / vs. WSN Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2011 (3-3) 37.1 32 24 22 23 26 4 5.30
2010 (9-6) 153.2 137 84 80 74 133 13 4.69
2009 (4-6) 59.1 81 38 38 30 54 10 5.76
Last 7 GS 3-2 36.1 29 22 20 22 26 4 4.95 49
2011-05-16 BAL ND 4.1 5 5 5 7 2 0 106 28
2011-05-08 MIN W 6.0 5 4 4 2 4 1 102 48
2011-04-29 SEA ND 4.0 3 3 1 4 4 0 82 48
2011-04-23 @LAA W 8.0 1 0 0 3 9 0 115 86
2011-04-18 TOR W 7.0 1 0 0 1 3 0 89 77
2011-04-11 TBR L 2.0 8 7 7 2 2 2 47 12
2011-04-06 @CLE L 5.0 6 3 3 3 2 1 96 42
Has never faced WSN as starter.
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   14-17   Road:   15-12   ExtrInn: 0-4 
 vsRHP:  18-21   vsLHP:  11-8    1-Run:   5-7 
 vsEast: 11-15   vsCntrl:13-8    vsWest:  3-4  IL: 2-2 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 58 Fri, Jun  8   WSN  L   4-7       29-29  5th  4.0 gb
 57 Thu, Jun  7   BAL  W   7-0       29-28  5th  3.0 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
 Last 10: 5-5    Last 20:11-9    Last 30:17-13
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Fri, Jun 08, 2012 WSN  7 @BOS  4        W:Stephen Strasburg (7-1), L: Felix Doubront (6-3), S: Tyler Clippard (6)

Thu, Jun 25, 2009 WSN  9  BOS  3        W:Jordan Zimmermann (3-3), L: John Smoltz (0-1), S: none
Wed, Jun 24, 2009 BOS  6 @WSN  4        W:Jon Lester (6-6), L: Craig Stammen (1-3), S: Jonathan Papelbon (17)
Tue, Jun 23, 2009 BOS 11 @WSN  3        W:Manny Delcarmen (2-1), L: Julian Tavarez (3-5), S: none
Wed, Jun 21, 2006 BOS  9  WSN  3        W:Jon Lester (2-0), L: Shawn Hill (1-2), S: none
Tue, Jun 20, 2006 BOS 11  WSN  3        W:Tim Wakefield (5-8), L: Livan Hernandez (5-8), S: none
Mon, Jun 19, 2006 BOS  6  WSN  3        W:Kyle Snyder (1-0), L: Tony Armas (6-4), S: Mike Timlin (1)
Tue, Jul 17, 2001 MON 11  BOS  7        W:Troy Mattes (3-1), L: Tim Wakefield (6-4), S: none
Mon, Jul 16, 2001 BOS  6 @MON  5        W:Hipolito Pichardo (2-0), L: Graeme Lloyd (7-2), S: Derek Lowe (18)
Sun, Jul 15, 2001 BOS  8 @MON  5        W:Hideo Nomo (9-4), L: Mike Thurman (4-6), S: Derek Lowe (17)
Season Series: 2012 - WSN over 1-0; 2011 -  0-0; 2010 -  0-0; All-Time - BOS leads 13-9

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
Nationals Batters (3.86 RS/G) vs. RedSox Pitchers (4.79 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS
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
24.Ankiel* G/S/vP 1/.000 ··· 6/.900 ··· 1/no AB 5/.800 ··· 3/1.167 141/125 .223/.284/.385/.668 .313/.716 .660 62/.630 1/3 3/1
2.Bernadina* G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 2/2.000 ··· ··· 103/100 .239/.333/.386/.720 .000/.743 .648 33/.791 4/1 2/0
20.Desmond G/S/vP ··· ··· 3/.000 1/.000 ··· 2/1.500 1/.000 3/.000 251/205 .261/.287/.436/.723 .674/.733 .672 100/.754 6/2 8/8
8.Espinosa# G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 223/178 .226/.312/.369/.681 1.151/.566 .815 88/.802 8/3 5/4
26.Flores G/S/vP ··· ··· 2/.500 2/1.000 6/1.334 2/.000 ··· 3/.666 108/82 .258/.308/.361/.669 .661/.672 .569 69/.774 1/2 2/0
34.Harper* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/2.000 1/.000 ··· ··· 158/112 .288/.367/.532/.899 1.118/.809 .856 103/1.028 3/2 6/3
25.LaRoche* G/S/vP ··· ··· 8/1.000 ··· 11/.697 6/.833 4/.000 11/1.636 223/168 .263/.354/.489/.844 .784/.863 1.036 100/.636 1/1 9/3
1.Lombardozzi# G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 137/113 .289/.358/.372/.730 .385/.796 .592 65/.738 0/1 1/2
57.Moore G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/2.000 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 23/8 .217/.217/.261/.478 .333/.750 .538 13/.538 1/0 0/0
38.Morse G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/no AB ··· 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 3/2.000 27/22 .208/.296/.292/.588 .200/.668 .200 27/.588 0/0 0/0
21.Nady G/S/vP 2/2.500 ··· 3/.000 1/2.000 9/.619 ··· ··· 6/.334 96/54 .156/.208/.289/.497 .614/.404 .417 31/.790 1/0 3/1
23.Solano G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 7/7 .286/.286/.429/.714 /.714 .750 7/.714 0/0 0/0
11.Zimmerman G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 3/.333 3/1.000 10/2.144 12/1.235 2/2.000 4/1.750 188/153 .250/.324/.363/.688 .596/.709 .644 98/.680 2/1 3/2
IP 28.2 25.2 33.0 13.2 12.2 20.2 23.0 TOTAL .243/.312/.393/.706 .714/.703 .700 .743 31/16 53/31
ERA-K/9 /0.0 5.02/9.7 2.10/6.3 1.36/7.1 2.63/7.2 2.13/10.6 3.48/7.4 4.70/8.2 4.47/7.2

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Flores (11-4-2)
 Solano (3-2-0)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA / 125/.234 100/.217 129/.217 57/.240 46/.143 93/.263 98/.278 .263  Ankiel
 Bernadina
 Harper
 Morse
 Lombardozzi
 Nady
 Moore
0/42/0/2
22/8/2/2
7/15/24/1
2/0/5/0
15/0/0/0
22/0/12/0
7/0/0/0
OPS .680 .617 .522 .653 .434 .717 .760 .749
vs LHB (BF-OPS) / 70/.631 42/.733 61/.533 34/.570 28/.448 42/.590 47/.575 .735
vs RHB (BF-OPS) / 55/.739 58/.540 68/.512 23/.772 18/.410 51/.817 51/.934 .762
Home / 79/.722 58/.501 95/.587 41/.546 29/.351 50/.885 43/.862
Last 28d days / 55/.599 45/.653 44/.564 34/.759 30/.541 36/.725 34/.690
HR/SB/CS // 3/3/0 3/2/1 1/2/0 0/4/1 1/0/0 2/0/0 2/1/1 65/41/10
Usage ···X··o· X··X··o· o··o·o·X X····X·· o·····o· ·····X·· ··o···o·
RedSox Batters (5.19 RS/G) vs. Nationals Pitchers (3.32 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 47.Gonzalez*
G/S/vB
17.Burnett*
G/S/vB
36.Clippard
G/S/vB
51.Gonzalez*
G/S/vB
32.Gorzelanny*
G/S/vB
54.Lidge
G/S/vB
35.Stammen
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
3.Aviles G/S/vP 14/1.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· 250/175 .263/.283/.428/.711 .925/.623 .670 106/.659 6/3 8/5
23.Byrd G/S/vP 8/.542 3/.000 4/.750 1/.000 6/.666 6/.000 1/.000 153/102 .210/.243/.245/.488 .761/.348 .368 38/.624 0/3 1/3
28.Gonzalez* G/S/vP 6/.666 6/.333 4/.250 6/.533 17/1.138 11/.697 ··· 256/159 .275/.324/.433/.758 .786/.739 .789 104/.739 0/0 5/1
54.McDonald G/S/vP 8/.393 1/.000 ··· 5/.200 ··· 2/.000 ··· 74/38 .190/.288/.381/.669 .673/.664 .698 9/.946 1/1 2/0
64.Middlebrooks G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 115/72 .318/.348/.545/.893 .959/.854 .889 74/.858 2/1 6/4
66.Nava# G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 2/2.500 ··· 115/82 .311/.443/.511/.955 .787/1.022 1.041 103/.905 2/0 2/1
34.Ortiz* G/S/vP 12/1.117 ··· 1/.000 8/.661 ··· 1/no AB 3/2.334 248/159 .301/.387/.565/.952 .925/.965 1.085 104/.839 0/1 13/0
15.Pedroia G/S/vP 12/.650 ··· 2/.000 ··· ··· ··· 3/1.667 239/166 .278/.335/.421/.756 .676/.789 .732 83/.465 3/2 5/1
26.Podsednik* G/S/vP 4/.750 7/.762 2/2.000 5/.650 ··· 11/.764 ··· 39/36 .364/.371/.515/.887 1.500/.864 .909 39/.887 3/1 1/0
5.Punto# G/S/vP 8/1.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 2/no AB 3/.667 ··· 75/62 .180/.301/.262/.564 .413/.597 .330 33/.647 2/0 1/2
39.Saltalamacchia# G/S/vP 6/.750 ··· ··· 4/.500 3/.000 ··· ··· 159/132 .270/.314/.568/.882 .634/.931 .923 74/1.070 0/0 11/6
10.Shoppach G/S/vP 4/.000 ··· ··· 3/1.667 ··· ··· ··· 82/45 .275/.375/.522/.897 .833/.950 1.028 29/1.113 1/0 3/1
12.Sweeney* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 2/.000 ··· ··· ··· 162/143 .305/.342/.424/.765 .343/.819 .695 49/.560 0/0 0/2
20.Youkilis G/S/vP 12/1.401 ··· ··· 5/1.000 ··· ··· 3/.333 132/100 .239/.318/.385/.703 1.069/.596 .739 60/.784 0/0 4/2
IP 66.1 18.0 25.1 2.1 29.1 7.1 30.0 TOTAL .272/.332/.451/.783 .808/.772 .798 .779 20/12 70/30
ERA-K/9 2.31/11.4 1.00/10.5 2.49/10.3 0.00/0.0 3.38/7.7 6.14/8.6 1.80/9.6 3.01/8.6

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Saltalamacchia (29-5-2)
 Shoppach (12-5-4)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 268/.172 72/.200 103/.157 8/.250 122/.223 38/.267 123/.209 .222  Nava
 McDonald
 Sweeney
 Byrd
 Gonzalez
 Podsednik
27/0/0/4
16/3/7/2
0/10/38/2
0/46/2/1
0/0/11/0
1/11/0/0
OPS .515 .525 .447 .750 .635 .988 .584 .637
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 59/.573 33/.515 54/.404 5/.000 51/.561 14/2.286 39/.527 .646
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 209/.498 39/.526 49/.489 3/2.000 71/.691 24/.436 84/.613 .631
Road 142/.550 37/.579 51/.378 / 56/.680 11/.964 61/.704
Last 28d days 100/.543 38/.593 36/.237 8/.750 61/.393 3/1.667 48/.695
HR/SB/CS 1/5/1 0/1/0 0/4/0 0/0/0 2/1/1 1/1/0 2/1/0 39/35/10
Usage ·····X·· ··oo·XX· o·oo··o· ·o·o·o·· ·X·o···· o······· ···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.