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Game Preview: ATL @ BOS, 7:10pm, Friday, June 22, 2012 @Fenway Park

Braves, 37-32, 37-32 3rd, 4 GB, ½ GB in WC

SP: Jair Jurrjens (26, RHP, 0-2, 9.37)

2012 Gamelogs / 2012 Splits / vs. BOS Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2012 (0-2) 16.1 30 17 17 10 8 5 9.37
2011 (13-6) 152.0 142 52 50 44 90 14 2.96
2010 (7-6) 116.1 120 63 60 42 86 13 4.64
Last 7 GS 1-4 34.2 54 28 28 19 13 8 7.27 35
2012-04-23 @LAD L 3.0 9 5 5 1 0 0 50 20
2012-04-18 NYM ND 4.0 7 4 4 4 2 1 89 30
2012-04-13 MIL ND 5.0 7 5 5 2 3 2 81 34
2012-04-07 @NYM L 4.1 7 3 3 3 3 2 102 37
2011-08-30 WSN L 6.0 8 6 6 2 3 3 100 33
2011-08-22 @CHC W 6.1 8 0 0 5 1 0 97 53
2011-08-17 SFG L 6.0 8 5 5 2 1 0 92 35
Last 5 v.BOS 0-1 14.1 15 9 5 4 12 2 3.14 53
2009-06-26 BOS L 8.0 7 4 3 3 6 1 114 57
2009-06-21 @BOS ND 6.1 8 5 2 1 6 1 106 48
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   15-17   Road:   22-15   ExtrInn: 4-0 
 vsRHP:  25-18   vsLHP:  12-14   1-Run:  10-5 
 vsEast:  8-11   vsCntrl:14-11   vsWest:  8-2  IL: 7-8 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 69 Wed, Jun 20  @NYY  W  10-5       37-32  3rd  3.5 gb
 68 Tue, Jun 19  @NYY  W   4-3       36-32  3rd  3.5 gb
 67 Mon, Jun 18  @NYY  L   2-6       35-32  3rd  4.5 gb
 66 Sun, Jun 17   BAL  L   0-2       35-31  2nd  4.0 gb
 65 Sat, Jun 16   BAL  L   0-5       35-30  2nd  4.0 gb
 64 Fri, Jun 15   BAL  W   4-2       35-29  2nd  4.0 gb
 63 Wed, Jun 13   NYY  L   2-3       34-29  2nd  5.0 gb
 62 Tue, Jun 12   NYY  L   4-6       34-28  2nd  4.0 gb
 61 Mon, Jun 11   NYY  L   0-3       34-27  2nd  3.0 gb
 60 Sun, Jun 10   TOR  L   4-12      34-26  2nd  2.0 gb
 Last 10: 3-7    Last 20:11-9    Last 30:13-17
RedSox, 36-33, 36-33 4th, 5½ GB, 3 GB in WC

SP: Jon Lester (28, LHP, 4-4, 4.53)

2012 Gamelogs / 2012 Splits / vs. ATL Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2012 (4-4) 87.1 92 49 44 26 70 8 4.53
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 3-1 45.1 53 26 24 8 42 5 4.76 49
2012-06-16 @CHC W 6.2 7 3 3 1 8 1 102 55
2012-06-10 WSN ND 7.0 6 3 3 2 9 0 107 60
2012-06-05 BAL ND 6.0 8 4 2 1 5 0 99 48
2012-05-30 DET ND 6.2 10 4 4 0 7 0 120 45
2012-05-25 TBR L 4.0 6 7 7 3 4 3 81 23
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
Last 5 v.ATL 1-0 6.0 5 1 1 3 5 0 1.50 60
2006-06-16 @ATL W 6.0 5 1 1 3 5 0 93 60
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   17-19   Road:   19-14   ExtrInn: 0-4 
 vsRHP:  22-24   vsLHP:  14-9    1-Run:   8-8 
 vsEast: 11-15   vsCntrl:13-8    vsWest:  3-4  IL: 9-6 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 69 Thu, Jun 21   MIA  W   6-5       36-33  4th  5.5 gb
 68 Wed, Jun 20   MIA  W  15-5       35-33  4th  6.0 gb
 67 Tue, Jun 19   MIA  W   7-5       34-33  5th  7.0 gb
 66 Sun, Jun 17  @CHC  W   7-4       33-33  5th  7.5 gb
 65 Sat, Jun 16  @CHC  W   4-3       32-33  5th  7.5 gb
 64 Fri, Jun 15  @CHC  L   0-3       31-33  5th  7.5 gb
 63 Wed, Jun 13  @MIA  W  10-2       31-32  4th  6.5 gb
 62 Tue, Jun 12  @MIA  W   2-1       30-32  5th  6.5 gb
 61 Mon, Jun 11  @MIA  L   1-4       29-32  5th  6.5 gb
 60 Sun, Jun 10   WSN  L   3-4       29-31  5th  6.0 gb
 Last 10: 7-3    Last 20:11-9    Last 30:18-12
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Sun, Jun 28, 2009 ATL  2  BOS  1        W:Tommy Hanson (4-0), L: Brad Penny (6-3), S: Mike Gonzalez (9)
Sat, Jun 27, 2009 BOS  1 @ATL  0        W:Tim Wakefield (10-3), L: Javier Vazquez (5-7), S: Jonathan Papelbon (18)
Fri, Jun 26, 2009 BOS  4 @ATL  1        W:Josh Beckett (9-3), L: Jair Jurrjens (5-6), S: none
Sun, Jun 21, 2009 BOS  6  ATL  5        W:Jonathan Papelbon (1-1), L: Jeff Bennett (2-4), S: none
Sat, Jun 20, 2009 BOS  3  ATL  0        W:Josh Beckett (8-3), L: Derek Lowe (7-5), S: none
Fri, Jun 19, 2009 ATL  8 @BOS  2        W:Kenshin Kawakami (4-6), L: Daisuke Matsuzaka (1-5), S: none
Wed, Jun 20, 2007 BOS 11 @ATL  0        W:Julian Tavarez (5-4), L: Buddy Carlyle (1-2), S: none
Tue, Jun 19, 2007 BOS  4 @ATL  0        W:Josh Beckett (10-1), L: Tim Hudson (6-5), S: none
Mon, Jun 18, 2007 ATL  9  BOS  4        W:Chuck James (6-6), L: Curt Schilling (6-4), S: none
Sun, May 20, 2007 BOS  6  ATL  3        W:Kason Gabbard (1-0), L: Tim Hudson (5-2), S: none
Season Series: 2012 -  0-0; 2011 -  0-0; 2010 -  0-0; All-Time - ATL leads 27-24

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
Braves Batters (4.55 RS/G) vs. RedSox Pitchers (4.61 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
37.Melancon
G/S/vB
30.Miller*
G/S/vB
46.Morales*
G/S/vB
59.Mortensen
G/S/vB
44.Padilla
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
24.Bourn* G/S/vP 3/1.334 1/2.000 3/.000 ··· ··· 6/2.033 3/.666 ··· 6/.334 316/202 .310/.358/.446/.803 .744/.837 .794 98/.835 18/7 6/1
23.Diaz G/S/vP 6/.666 ··· 1/.000 1/2.000 1/.000 18/.771 ··· ··· ··· 93/29 .250/.312/.369/.681 .841/.326 .598 38/.454 0/0 2/0
25.Francisco* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· 2/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 107/82 .223/.243/.417/.660 .573/.687 .569 23/.652 1/1 5/4
5.Freeman* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 241/150 .247/.295/.438/.733 .597/.817 .767 46/.683 0/0 9/1
22.Heyward* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 7/.629 1/2.000 ··· ··· 257/164 .262/.340/.480/.820 .614/.943 .888 79/.936 10/3 10/1
20.Hinske* G/S/vP 3/.000 3/.000 6/1.133 1/.000 3/.000 2/3.500 ··· ··· 14/.748 102/87 .196/.265/.250/.515 .276/.557 .507 37/.223 0/0 1/2
10.Jones# G/S/vP 3/.833 1/2.000 6/1.334 1/.000 ··· 7/.762 2/.000 ··· 46/.935 146/95 .279/.356/.426/.783 .850/.747 .887 32/.496 0/0 5/6
16.McCann* G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 2/.000 1/.000 1/5.000 6/1.000 2/.500 ··· 8/.875 224/154 .234/.308/.413/.721 .755/.703 .571 74/.654 1/0 9/1
14.Prado G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 4/.666 ··· ··· 7/.572 3/1.167 ··· ··· 296/200 .313/.374/.460/.835 .985/.761 .820 97/.675 7/1 5/3
8.Ross G/S/vP ··· ··· 4/.500 1/.000 1/2.000 6/1.867 ··· ··· 6/1.133 72/40 .281/.361/.469/.830 1.154/.592 .900 22/1.079 0/0 3/1
19.Simmons G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 64/36 .322/.375/.492/.867 .931/.816 .769 64/.867 0/0 2/1
26.Uggla G/S/vP 5/1.400 1/.000 6/1.833 2/1.500 2/.500 ··· 3/.000 ··· 5/.400 295/196 .248/.376/.442/.818 .912/.772 .835 92/.902 0/2 11/8
2.Wilson G/S/vP 3/.000 ··· 9/.888 1/no AB ··· 5/.250 3/1.667 3/.666 15/.971 69/42 .175/.197/.222/.419 .551/.333 .323 12/.773 0/0 0/1
IP 87.1 35.2 28.2 38.1 5.1 15.0 28.2 11.1 26.0 TOTAL .256/.320/.403/.723 .728/.721 .717 .699 39/14 69/39
ERA-K/9 4.53/7.2 4.54/9.8 1.88/6.0 1.17/6.8 18.56/5.1 2.40/10.2 3.14/9.1 1.59/9.6 4.15/8.7 4.33/7.4

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 McCann (32-14-4)
 Ross (9-5-0)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 370/.272 152/.235 113/.200 145/.199 29/.417 57/.160 121/.231 42/.214 111/.282 .256  Prado
 Heyward
 Diaz
 Bourn
 Hinske
51/0/0/4
0/1/64/4
14/0/6/2
0/68/0/1
1/0/4/0
OPS .748 .654 .561 .477 1.566 .506 .648 .690 .742 .732
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 102/.676 84/.681 43/.714 67/.483 12/1.983 35/.450 49/.500 21/.476 51/.528 .728
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 268/.776 68/.618 70/.475 78/.471 17/1.269 22/.596 72/.744 21/.905 60/.926 .735
Home 181/.842 93/.654 61/.475 104/.553 13/2.175 34/.448 59/.737 31/.677 47/.830
Last 28d days 111/.753 57/.678 33/.492 41/.420 11/.182 26/.580 49/.503 9/1.222 25/.520
HR/SB/CS 8/5/1 3/3/0 3/2/1 1/2/0 5/0/1 1/0/0 2/0/0 2/0/0 2/1/1 73/51/12
Usage ·····X·· o·X·oo·· ··o·X··· X···ooo· ·o··o·X· o·o·o··· ····X··· ·X······ ··o··o··
RedSox Batters (5.19 RS/G) vs. Braves Pitchers (4.23 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS Jurrjens
G/S/vB
32.Durbin
G/S/vB
46.Kimbrel
G/S/vB
50.Martinez
G/S/vB
54.Medlen
G/S/vB
34.O'Flaherty*
G/S/vB
38.Varvaro
G/S/vB
39.Venters*
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
3.Aviles G/S/vP ··· 2/.000 1/.000 1/.000 3/1.167 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 291/204 .265/.285/.425/.710 .875/.642 .678 95/.621 8/4 9/6
28.Gonzalez* G/S/vP 13/1.112 5/.200 ··· ··· 1/no AB 2/1.000 ··· 2/.000 300/188 .257/.313/.394/.707 .713/.703 .723 98/.642 0/0 5/2
55.Kalish* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 16/11 .267/.313/.267/.579 .400/.664 .606 16/.579 0/0 0/1
54.McDonald G/S/vP ··· 2/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 89/46 .211/.299/.382/.680 .637/.721 .652 24/.814 1/1 2/0
64.Middlebrooks G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 145/92 .316/.352/.551/.903 .921/.893 .990 61/.921 2/1 8/5
66.Nava# G/S/vP ··· 1/3.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 133/95 .340/.455/.519/.973 .691/1.084 1.053 74/.930 3/0 2/1
34.Ortiz* G/S/vP 6/2.000 7/.429 ··· ··· ··· 7/.762 ··· ··· 291/187 .310/.395/.607/1.002 .996/1.003 1.127 98/1.097 0/1 18/0
15.Pedroia G/S/vP 8/1.000 9/.222 ··· ··· ··· 2/.000 ··· ··· 285/197 .264/.320/.395/.716 .708/.718 .702 76/.489 3/3 5/1
5.Punto# G/S/vP 3/1.000 8/.500 2/.000 ··· 4/.250 1/.000 ··· 1/no AB 89/76 .208/.333/.292/.625 .413/.663 .366 42/.804 4/0 1/2
7.Ross G/S/vP 14/.676 12/.523 1/.000 1/.000 9/.472 2/.000 ··· 3/.000 164/114 .273/.350/.545/.895 1.034/.835 .891 12/1.064 0/1 9/0
39.Saltalamacchia# G/S/vP ··· 4/.500 ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 193/163 .264/.311/.556/.867 .744/.889 .936 73/.891 0/0 13/6
10.Shoppach G/S/vP ··· 2/1.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 93/47 .275/.363/.550/.913 .919/.904 1.030 26/.972 1/0 4/1
20.Youkilis G/S/vP 7/.453 8/.393 ··· ··· ··· 1/no AB ··· ··· 161/116 .225/.311/.359/.670 .761/.636 .754 78/.631 0/0 4/3
IP 16.1 28.1 26.0 34.2 32.1 25.0 3.1 27.2 TOTAL .271/.331/.447/.778 .790/.772 .807 .762 28/14 82/35
ERA-K/9 9.37/4.4 3.81/7.6 1.38/14.9 4.41/8.8 3.34/5.0 3.60/7.6 8.10/10.9 3.90/11.7 4.01/7.7

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Saltalamacchia (39-7-2)
 Shoppach (12-5-4)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 84/.411 120/.231 100/.133 144/.274 127/.261 109/.277 15/.333 131/.306 .250  Nava
 Ross
 McDonald
 Gonzalez
 Kalish
33/0/0/4
19/7/22/3
19/4/9/2
0/0/18/1
0/4/0/0
OPS 1.167 .726 .364 .760 .668 .770 1.012 .876 .718
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 40/1.362 44/.613 47/.219 67/.637 56/.657 38/.358 6/1.500 47/.784 .708
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 44/.996 76/.798 53/.489 77/.864 71/.678 71/.994 9/.661 84/.929 .725
Road 40/1.199 57/.918 52/.339 68/.778 60/.657 74/.700 4/1.250 69/.743
Last 28d days / 49/.446 33/.121 45/.716 32/.923 35/.748 15/1.012 52/.851
HR/SB/CS 5/6/2 5/2/1 0/3/0 4/2/0 1/0/1 3/1/1 1/0/0 4/2/0 72/41/19
Usage ·Xo·o·o· ··o···o· ·····X·· ·o·X··X· ·Xo·o··· ···X·X·· ·XXo·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.