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Game Preview: ATL @ BOS, 1:35pm, Sunday, June 24, 2012 @Fenway Park

Braves, 38-33, 38-33 3rd, 4 GB, 1½ GB in WC

SP: Mike Minor (24, LHP, 3-5, 6.04)

2012 Gamelogs / 2012 Splits / vs. BOS Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2012 (3-5) 76.0 77 53 51 30 66 15 6.04
2011 (5-3) 82.2 93 39 38 30 77 7 4.14
2010 (3-2) 40.2 53 28 27 11 43 6 5.98
Last 7 GS 1-3 38.1 38 26 26 18 32 10 6.10 45
2012-06-18 @NYY L 5.2 4 4 4 3 7 1 99 49
2012-06-12 NYY ND 7.1 5 1 1 1 4 0 100 67
2012-06-07 @MIA W 5.0 4 1 1 5 4 1 103 54
2012-05-26 WSN ND 5.0 6 4 4 2 3 1 97 40
2012-05-21 @CIN L 6.0 5 4 4 4 4 4 113 46
2012-05-16 MIA L 4.2 6 6 6 3 3 0 94 28
2012-05-11 @STL ND 4.2 8 6 6 0 7 3 95 31
Has never faced BOS as starter.
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   15-17   Road:   23-16   ExtrInn: 4-0 
 vsRHP:  25-18   vsLHP:  13-15   1-Run:  10-5 
 vsEast:  8-11   vsCntrl:14-11   vsWest:  8-2  IL: 8-9 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 71 Sat, Jun 23  @BOS  L   4-8       38-33  3rd  4.0 gb
 70 Fri, Jun 22  @BOS  W   4-1       38-32  3rd  3.0 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
 Last 10: 4-6    Last 20:11-9    Last 30:13-17
RedSox, 37-34, 37-34 4th, 5½ GB, 3 GB in WC

SP: Aaron Cook (33, RHP, 0-1, 20.25)

2012 Gamelogs / 2012 Splits / vs. ATL Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2012 (0-1) 2.2 8 7 6 1 0 1 20.25
2011 (3-10) 97.0 127 67 65 37 48 9 6.03
2010 (6-8) 127.2 147 77 72 52 62 11 5.08
Last 7 GS 1-5 36.1 54 35 33 13 23 5 8.17 34
2012-05-05 BAL L 2.2 8 7 6 1 0 1 48 15
2011-09-21 SDP L 5.0 6 4 4 2 8 0 78 45
2011-09-04 @SDP L 6.0 4 3 3 4 2 0 93 50
2011-08-30 @ARI L 4.1 7 6 6 2 6 1 76 29
2011-08-24 HOU ND 5.0 11 6 5 1 3 1 76 25
2011-08-17 FLA W 7.2 9 3 3 0 3 2 93 52
2011-08-12 @STL L 5.2 9 6 6 3 1 0 89 25
Last 5 v.ATL 1-1 32.2 31 17 17 8 10 1 4.68 49
2011-07-06 @ATL L 5.0 10 7 7 1 1 1 93 19
2009-07-09 ATL ND 5.2 9 5 5 3 3 0 93 31
2009-05-21 @ATL W 9.0 4 0 0 1 3 0 108 81
2008-09-09 @ATL ND 6.0 6 4 4 2 2 0 91 44
2008-04-07 ATL ND 7.0 2 1 1 1 1 0 73 69
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   18-20   Road:   19-14   ExtrInn: 0-4 
 vsRHP:  23-25   vsLHP:  14-9    1-Run:   8-8 
 vsEast: 11-15   vsCntrl:13-8    vsWest:  3-4  IL:10-7 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 71 Sat, Jun 23   ATL  W   8-4       37-34  4th  5.5 gb
 70 Fri, Jun 22   ATL  L   1-4       36-34  4th  5.5 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
 Last 10: 8-2    Last 20:11-9    Last 30:17-13
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Sat, Jun 23, 2012 BOS  8  ATL  4        W:Franklin Morales (1-1), L: Randall Delgado (4-8), S: none
Fri, Jun 22, 2012 ATL  4 @BOS  1        W:Jair Jurrjens (1-2), L: Jon Lester (4-5), S: Craig Kimbrel (21)

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
Season Series: 2012 - tied 1-1; 2011 -  0-0; 2010 -  0-0; All-Time - ATL leads 28-25

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 (4.54 RS/G) vs. RedSox Pitchers (4.59 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
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 13/.308 2/1.000 3/.000 1/.000 1/2.000 6/2.033 6/1.334 ··· 6/.334 326/205 .313/.359/.444/.803 .750/.834 .794 99/.832 20/7 6/1
23.Diaz G/S/vP 5/.800 ··· 1/.000 1/2.000 2/.000 18/.771 ··· ··· ··· 97/30 .239/.299/.352/.651 .801/.315 .542 37/.466 0/0 2/0
25.Francisco* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· 2/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 107/82 .223/.243/.417/.660 .573/.687 .569 18/.333 1/1 5/4
5.Freeman* G/S/vP 3/1.000 ··· ··· ··· 1/2.000 ··· 3/.000 ··· 1/2.000 250/152 .251/.300/.436/.736 .588/.833 .770 55/.706 0/0 9/1
22.Heyward* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 7/.629 4/1.000 ··· 1/.000 265/166 .270/.345/.489/.834 .681/.930 .908 80/1.007 10/3 10/1
20.Hinske* G/S/vP 3/1.334 3/.000 6/1.133 1/.000 3/.000 2/3.500 ··· ··· 14/.748 102/87 .196/.265/.250/.515 .276/.557 .507 29/.249 0/0 1/2
10.Jones# G/S/vP 29/1.106 1/2.000 6/1.334 1/.000 1/2.000 7/.762 5/.600 1/.000 47/.912 155/98 .275/.348/.420/.769 .811/.745 .850 41/.512 0/0 5/6
16.McCann* G/S/vP 22/.764 1/.000 2/.000 1/.000 2/5.000 7/.858 5/.650 ··· 8/.875 233/155 .239/.313/.411/.725 .754/.708 .588 82/.680 1/0 9/1
14.Prado G/S/vP 5/.800 1/.000 4/.666 1/no AB 1/.000 7/.572 6/.750 ··· ··· 305/202 .316/.380/.463/.843 1.002/.760 .836 98/.736 8/1 5/3
8.Ross G/S/vP 7/.500 1/.000 4/.500 2/1.000 1/2.000 6/1.867 2/.000 ··· 6/1.133 76/42 .279/.355/.456/.811 1.078/.612 .867 26/.983 0/0 3/1
19.Simmons G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/3.000 1/.000 ··· 2/.000 ··· ··· 72/39 .318/.361/.500/.861 .897/.831 .778 72/.861 0/0 2/1
26.Uggla G/S/vP 15/.740 1/.000 6/1.833 2/1.500 3/.333 ··· 6/.334 ··· 6/.334 304/198 .244/.372/.432/.804 .880/.764 .809 93/.777 0/2 11/8
2.Wilson G/S/vP 14/.308 ··· 9/.888 1/no AB ··· 5/.250 3/1.667 3/.666 15/.971 69/42 .175/.197/.222/.419 .551/.333 .323 11/.700 0/0 0/1
IP 2.2 36.2 28.2 38.2 7.0 15.2 34.2 11.2 27.0 TOTAL .258/.321/.403/.724 .729/.721 .719 .715 42/14 69/39
ERA-K/9 20.25/0.0 4.42/9.6 1.88/6.0 1.40/6.7 15.43/5.1 2.30/9.7 3.12/9.6 1.54/9.2 4.00/8.3 4.31/7.4

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

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 16/.533 155/.230 113/.200 149/.209 38/.406 58/.157 146/.242 43/.209 115/.280 .258  Prado
 Heyward
 Diaz
 Bourn
 Hinske
52/0/0/4
0/1/66/4
15/0/6/2
0/70/0/1
1/0/4/0
OPS 1.363 .641 .561 .507 1.380 .496 .649 .674 .733 .732
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 10/1.500 85/.672 43/.714 68/.476 17/1.861 36/.437 61/.571 22/.455 54/.536 .733
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 6/1.133 70/.599 70/.475 81/.533 21/1.000 22/.596 85/.703 21/.905 61/.910 .731
Home 16/1.363 96/.631 61/.475 108/.593 22/1.605 35/.435 84/.712 32/.656 51/.804
Last 28d days / 55/.579 33/.492 45/.522 20/.476 24/.633 73/.561 10/1.100 27/.556
HR/SB/CS 1/0/1 3/3/0 3/2/1 1/2/0 5/0/1 1/0/0 2/3/0 2/0/0 2/1/1 73/54/12
Usage o·o·X·oo ····o·X· o·X···oo ·X·o··o· o·o·o·o· X·····X· ·o·X···· o···o··o
RedSox Batters (5.17 RS/G) vs. Braves Pitchers (4.24 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 36.Minor*
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 2/1.500 3/1.167 1/.000 1/.000 2/.000 298/210 .266/.285/.426/.710 .864/.648 .679 94/.654 8/4 9/6
28.Gonzalez* G/S/vP ··· 5/.200 1/.000 2/1.000 2/.500 2/1.000 1/.000 2/.000 309/197 .259/.314/.392/.706 .713/.701 .720 100/.617 0/0 5/2
55.Kalish* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 2/.000 ··· ··· 1/no AB ··· 23/18 .190/.261/.190/.451 .400/.465 .440 23/.451 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 ··· ··· ··· 2/3.500 ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 152/99 .331/.368/.592/.960 .921/.980 1.081 61/1.074 2/1 9/5
66.Nava# G/S/vP ··· 1/3.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 1/2.000 142/103 .336/.454/.513/.967 .729/1.056 1.036 75/.991 3/0 2/1
34.Ortiz* G/S/vP ··· 7/.429 1/.000 1/.000 1/.000 7/.762 1/.000 ··· 300/196 .300/.387/.588/.975 .996/.959 1.070 99/1.045 0/1 18/0
15.Pedroia G/S/vP ··· 10/.200 ··· 1/2.000 ··· 2/.000 1/no AB 1/.000 294/205 .267/.324/.398/.723 .700/.732 .716 77/.496 3/3 5/1
5.Punto# G/S/vP ··· 8/.500 2/.000 ··· 4/.250 1/.000 ··· 1/no AB 89/76 .208/.333/.292/.625 .413/.663 .366 40/.826 4/0 1/2
7.Ross G/S/vP 3/1.667 12/.523 2/.000 3/1.000 9/.472 2/.000 1/3.000 3/.000 172/122 .272/.345/.543/.888 1.034/.830 .880 20/.927 0/1 9/0
39.Saltalamacchia# G/S/vP ··· 4/.500 ··· 1/.000 1/.000 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 201/171 .259/.308/.541/.849 .744/.867 .899 76/.830 0/0 13/6
10.Shoppach G/S/vP ··· 2/1.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 93/47 .275/.363/.550/.913 .919/.904 1.030 23/.923 1/0 4/1
20.Youkilis G/S/vP ··· 8/.393 ··· ··· ··· 1/no AB ··· ··· 161/116 .225/.311/.359/.670 .761/.636 .754 70/.608 0/0 4/3
IP 76.0 28.2 27.0 37.2 33.1 25.0 5.1 28.1 TOTAL .270/.331/.446/.777 .790/.771 .804 .763 28/14 83/36
ERA-K/9 6.04/7.8 3.77/7.5 1.33/14.7 4.54/8.6 3.24/5.4 3.60/7.6 8.44/11.9 3.81/11.8 4.03/7.7

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Saltalamacchia (42-7-2)
 Shoppach (12-5-4)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 327/.268 121/.229 103/.129 157/.291 130/.254 109/.277 24/.263 134/.307 .250  Nava
 Ross
 McDonald
 Gonzalez
 Kalish
35/0/0/4
19/7/24/3
19/4/9/2
0/0/18/1
0/6/0/0
OPS .821 .719 .353 .807 .652 .770 .865 .871 .718
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 79/.725 44/.613 49/.210 74/.603 59/.621 38/.358 11/.919 47/.784 .697
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 248/.851 77/.786 54/.479 83/.987 71/.678 71/.994 13/.817 87/.918 .735
Road 200/.902 58/.900 55/.320 81/.866 63/.625 74/.700 13/.853 72/.740
Last 28d days 74/.651 47/.467 33/.121 55/.909 29/.667 35/.748 24/.865 49/.724
HR/SB/CS 15/6/1 5/2/1 0/3/0 5/2/0 1/0/1 3/1/1 1/0/0 4/2/0 73/41/19
Usage ·····X·· ·o·Xo·o· ·X··o··· X······X o··o·X·· ···Xo·o· X····X·X o··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.