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Game Preview: TEX @ BOS, 7:10pm, Monday, August 6, 2012 @Fenway Park

Rangers, 63-44, 63-44 1st, 5½ up

SP: Yu Darvish (25, RHP, 11-7, 4.38)

2012 Gamelogs / 2012 Splits / vs. BOS Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2012 (11-7) 127.1 110 67 62 70 145 12 4.38
Last 7 GS 3-3 46.2 37 31 30 24 57 5 5.79 52
2012-08-01 LAA ND 5.0 4 7 7 6 7 1 108 32
2012-07-27 CHW L 6.1 8 6 5 3 6 1 118 38
2012-07-21 @LAA W 7.0 3 2 2 4 11 0 117 70
2012-07-14 @SEA L 6.1 8 7 7 4 4 1 106 29
2012-07-01 OAK L 7.0 5 3 3 3 11 1 105 63
2012-06-26 DET W 7.0 4 4 4 1 10 1 113 62
2012-06-20 @SDP W 8.0 5 2 2 3 8 0 122 69
Has never faced BOS as starter.
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   34-21   Road:   29-23   ExtrInn: 6-3 
 vsRHP:  44-29   vsLHP:  19-15   1-Run:  13-13
 vsEast: 14-7    vsCntrl:16-14   vsWest: 19-19 IL:14-4 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
107 Sun, Aug  5  @KCR  L   6-7 (10)  63-44  1st  5.5 up
106 Sat, Aug  4  @KCR  W   4-2       63-43  1st  5.5 up
105 Fri, Aug  3  @KCR  W   5-3       62-43  1st  4.5 up
104 Thu, Aug  2   LAA  W  15-9       61-43  1st  4.5 up
103 Wed, Aug  1   LAA  W  11-10(10)  60-43  1st  4.0 up
102 Tue, Jul 31   LAA  L   2-6       59-43  1st  3.0 up
101 Mon, Jul 30   LAA  L   8-15      59-42  1st  3.5 up
100 Sun, Jul 29   CHW  W   2-0       59-41  1st  4.5 up
 99 Sat, Jul 28   CHW  L   2-5       58-41  1st  3.5 up
 98 Fri, Jul 27   CHW  L   5-9       58-40  1st  4.0 up
 Last 10: 5-5    Last 20:10-10   Last 30:15-15
RedSox, 54-55, 54-55 4th, 10 GB, 4½ GB in WC

SP: Aaron Cook (33, RHP, 2-5, 5.24)

2012 Gamelogs / 2012 Splits / vs. TEX Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2012 (2-5) 44.2 50 31 26 4 4 8 5.24
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 2-4 42.0 42 24 20 3 4 7 4.29 47
2012-08-01 DET L 4.2 9 6 6 0 0 2 86 22
2012-07-27 @NYY L 4.0 7 6 6 1 1 2 65 24
2012-07-21 TOR L 6.1 4 5 3 1 1 2 86 49
2012-07-16 CHW ND 7.0 5 1 0 0 0 0 97 65
2012-07-04 @OAK L 6.0 9 3 3 1 0 1 80 41
2012-06-29 @SEA W 9.0 2 0 0 0 2 0 81 85
2012-06-24 ATL W 5.0 6 3 2 0 0 0 79 45
Has never faced TEX as starter.
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   28-32   Road:   26-23   ExtrInn: 2-6 
 vsRHP:  32-42   vsLHP:  22-13   1-Run:  11-13
 vsEast: 18-24   vsCntrl:19-13   vsWest:  6-11 IL:11-7 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
109 Sun, Aug  5   MIN  W   6-4       54-55  4th 10.0 gb
108 Sat, Aug  4   MIN  L   4-6       53-55  4th 10.0 gb
107 Fri, Aug  3   MIN  L   5-6 (10)  53-54  4th 10.0 gb
106 Thu, Aug  2   MIN  L   0-5       53-53  4th  9.0 gb
105 Wed, Aug  1   DET  L   5-7       53-52  4th  8.5 gb
104 Tue, Jul 31   DET  W   4-1  (6)  53-51  4th  7.5 gb
103 Mon, Jul 30   DET  W   7-3       52-51  4th  8.5 gb
102 Sun, Jul 29  @NYY  W   3-2 (10)  51-51  5th  9.5 gb
101 Sat, Jul 28  @NYY  W   8-6       50-51  5th 10.5 gb
100 Fri, Jul 27  @NYY  L   3-10      49-51  5th 11.5 gb
 Last 10: 5-5    Last 20: 9-11   Last 30:12-18
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Wed, Jul 25, 2012 TEX  5  BOS  3        W:Derek Holland (7-5), L: Josh Beckett (5-9), S: Joe Nathan (20)
Tue, Jul 24, 2012 BOS  2 @TEX  1        W:Vicente Padilla (4-0), L: Joe Nathan (1-3), S: Alfredo Aceves (21)
Mon, Jul 23, 2012 TEX  9  BOS  1        W:Scott Feldman (4-6), L: Felix Doubront (10-5), S: none
Wed, Apr 18, 2012 TEX  6 @BOS  3        W:Derek Holland (2-0), L: Josh Beckett (1-2), S: none
Tue, Apr 17, 2012 TEX 18 @BOS  3        W:Colby Lewis (2-0), L: Jon Lester (0-2), S: none

Sun, Sep 04, 2011 TEX 11 @BOS  4        W:Matt Harrison (11-9), L: John Lackey (12-11), S: none
Sat, Sep 03, 2011 BOS 12  TEX  7        W:Erik Bedard (5-9), L: Colby Lewis (11-10), S: none
Fri, Sep 02, 2011 TEX 10 @BOS  0        W:Derek Holland (13-5), L: Andrew Miller (6-2), S: none
Thu, Aug 25, 2011 BOS  6 @TEX  0        W:Andrew Miller (6-1), L: Alexi Ogando (12-6), S: none
Wed, Aug 24, 2011 BOS 13 @TEX  2        W:Josh Beckett (11-5), L: Matt Harrison (10-9), S: none
Season Series: 2012 - TEX over 4-1; 2011 - TEX won 6-4; 2010 - TEX won 6-4; All-Time - BOS leads 328-296

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
Rangers Batters (5.12 RS/G) vs. RedSox Pitchers (4.60 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 35.Cook
G/S/vB
91.Aceves
G/S/vB
32.Breslow*
G/S/vB
37.Melancon
G/S/vB
30.Miller*
G/S/vB
46.Morales*
G/S/vB
44.Padilla
G/S/vB
63.Tazawa
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
1.Andrus G/S/vP ··· 3/.000 7/1.000 3/.333 5/.400 3/.000 1/2.000 3/1.667 479/336 .296/.368/.401/.770 .708/.797 .794 96/.804 18/7 2/10
29.Beltre G/S/vP 17/.991 2/.000 7/.286 3/1.666 8/.417 3/2.667 46/.724 ··· 435/306 .311/.349/.500/.849 .672/.924 .835 91/.728 1/0 18/6
17.Cruz G/S/vP ··· 6/1.666 6/.666 2/2.500 3/.666 3/.333 1/.000 ··· 432/309 .256/.319/.454/.774 .935/.711 .648 88/.820 7/4 17/1
23.Gentry G/S/vP ··· 2/.000 1/.000 2/1.000 3/.500 2/2.000 1/.000 ··· 208/110 .328/.400/.421/.821 .918/.736 .886 47/.813 10/5 1/0
14.Gonzalez G/S/vP 9/.833 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 3/1.334 ··· 55/33 .241/.241/.315/.556 .500/.594 .469 3/.000 0/0 0/2
32.Hamilton* G/S/vP 3/3.000 2/.000 8/.417 2/5.000 5/.400 4/1.167 4/1.000 3/1.000 430/282 .282/.347/.566/.912 .847/.948 .943 88/.525 6/3 29/5
5.Kinsler G/S/vP ··· 3/2.334 6/1.100 4/.750 6/1.917 2/1.000 ··· 3/3.500 490/355 .281/.347/.450/.797 1.024/.711 .671 91/.861 19/7 13/13
18.Moreland* G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 5/1.200 2/5.000 ··· 2/.500 ··· ··· 196/167 .281/.333/.517/.850 .757/.867 .706 23/.941 1/0 11/1
7.Murphy* G/S/vP ··· 5/.400 13/.693 1/no AB 1/2.000 2/.000 1/2.000 3/.000 311/267 .301/.388/.477/.866 .857/.868 .686 68/.871 8/2 9/1
25.Napoli G/S/vP 9/.444 4/.250 6/.900 1/.000 3/.000 3/1.000 22/.636 ··· 351/235 .229/.350/.440/.791 .550/.913 .824 66/.932 1/0 17/6
9.Olt G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 11/5 .286/.364/.286/.649 .733/.400 .625 11/.649 1/1 0/2
8.Soto G/S/vP 5/.400 ··· ··· 5/.000 ··· 3/3.333 5/.000 ··· 206/145 .201/.286/.348/.634 .673/.618 .643 50/.752 0/0 6/7
10.Young G/S/vP ··· 5/1.800 7/.619 1/3.000 5/1.100 1/.000 4/.833 3/1.167 444/311 .271/.297/.347/.644 .753/.598 .697 87/.597 2/2 3/4
IP 44.2 56.2 46.2 25.1 27.2 63.0 39.0 17.0 TOTAL .278/.341/.445/.786 .783/.787 .749 .759 77/32 126/59
ERA-K/9 5.24/0.8 4.29/7.9 2.51/8.5 7.46/6.8 3.25/10.7 3.14/9.1 4.62/9.9 1.06/7.9 4.31/7.2

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Napoli (36-8-8)
 Soto (40-15-1)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 187/.279 237/.233 192/.229 113/.287 111/.202 263/.216 171/.295 67/.254 .257  Cruz
 Hamilton
 Gentry
 Murphy
 Moreland
6/0/99/7
67/54/1/4
0/83/2/3
70/2/10/3
0/0/3/0
OPS .787 .666 .656 .860 .613 .633 .834 .589 .736
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 110/.868 132/.677 82/.632 52/1.021 72/.393 98/.453 82/.795 25/.612 .721
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 77/.674 105/.650 110/.673 61/.721 39/1.028 165/.739 89/.870 42/.576 .749
Home 111/.846 137/.735 112/.734 71/.929 63/.551 133/.784 79/.902 50/.563
Last 28d days 94/.847 54/.706 37/.458 45/.817 35/.798 68/.494 33/1.191 40/.676
HR/SB/CS 8/0/1 6/3/0 5/0/2 6/0/1 3/0/0 6/5/2 5/1/1 0/2/1 116/77/24
Usage ····X··· oX·X···X ooX·X·o· X·o·o··· ·oX·X··X X····o·· o·X···X· ··o·X···
RedSox Batters (4.86 RS/G) vs. Rangers Pitchers (4.35 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 11.Darvish
G/S/vB
37.Adams
G/S/vB
50.Kirkman*
G/S/vB
36.Nathan
G/S/vB
41.Ogando
G/S/vB
28.Ross*
G/S/vB
52.Scheppers
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
3.Aviles G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 5/1.200 2/.000 ··· ··· 412/288 .258/.284/.405/.688 .803/.640 .690 66/.665 10/4 11/10
77.Ciriaco G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 79/51 .338/.346/.468/.814 .750/.849 .888 65/.719 6/0 1/1
13.Crawford* G/S/vP ··· 1/2.000 ··· 5/1.000 3/.833 1/.000 ··· 72/43 .279/.319/.471/.790 .829/.765 .900 72/.790 3/0 3/1
2.Ellsbury* G/S/vP ··· 2/.000 ··· 5/.400 4/.000 1/.000 ··· 123/75 .259/.317/.357/.674 .618/.712 .759 93/.706 3/0 1/0
28.Gonzalez* G/S/vP ··· 2/.000 ··· 5/.000 3/3.334 1/.000 ··· 456/290 .304/.349/.452/.801 .834/.780 .876 85/1.043 0/0 11/4
55.Kalish* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 77/65 .208/.247/.250/.497 .697/.460 .515 14/.536 2/1 0/2
60.Lavarnway G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 10/6 .111/.200/.222/.422 .000/.733 .422 10/.422 0/0 0/0
64.Middlebrooks G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 2/.000 ··· ··· 1/2.000 268/174 .292/.321/.502/.823 .932/.766 .799 83/.716 4/1 13/9
15.Pedroia G/S/vP ··· 3/.000 ··· 3/1.334 3/.000 1/2.000 ··· 407/274 .262/.318/.397/.715 .731/.707 .696 69/.660 7/4 9/2
5.Punto# G/S/vP ··· 1/no AB ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 129/109 .204/.307/.278/.585 .426/.614 .478 9/.222 4/0 1/2
7.Ross G/S/vP ··· 4/.833 ··· 3/.333 2/.000 ··· 1/2.000 315/217 .268/.338/.514/.852 1.075/.752 .947 85/.773 1/1 16/0
39.Saltalamacchia# G/S/vP ··· 1/2.000 ··· 7/.929 2/2.500 ··· 1/.000 307/263 .230/.287/.493/.780 .591/.811 .754 58/.660 0/1 20/6
10.Shoppach G/S/vP ··· 2/.500 ··· 3/.000 2/.000 ··· ··· 146/66 .258/.340/.492/.832 .816/.851 .937 38/.689 1/0 5/4
IP 127.1 35.1 18.2 43.1 45.1 53.2 18.2 TOTAL .267/.325/.435/.760 .781/.750 .797 .719 51/17 126/63
ERA-K/9 4.38/10.3 3.06/7.4 4.34/8.7 2.91/10.6 2.78/9.1 1.68/6.0 5.30/8.2 3.98/7.7

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Lavarnway (0-0-0)
 Saltalamacchia (59-14-5)
 Shoppach (18-10-4)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 564/.229 153/.257 80/.145 177/.239 177/.198 210/.213 83/.351 .248  Ross
 Gonzalez
 Ciriaco
 Crawford
 Kalish
 Ellsbury
21/7/53/5
0/0/18/1
0/0/1/0
18/0/0/0
0/19/3/0
0/29/0/0
OPS .698 .663 .569 .640 .581 .580 .941 .711
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 332/.725 80/.671 24/.408 108/.637 72/.588 90/.540 30/1.114 .697
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 232/.659 73/.654 56/.630 69/.646 105/.576 120/.610 53/.842 .722
Road 283/.682 68/.677 10/.644 65/.535 92/.486 103/.629 25/.667
Last 28d days 117/.740 27/.667 27/.520 35/1.000 47/.817 33/.847 25/.653
HR/SB/CS 12/15/1 1/8/1 3/0/0 5/3/0 4/3/0 3/1/1 4/3/0 115/69/18
Usage ····X··· ·oXo···· o·····X· ···XX··o ·oX·Xo·· X··oX·X· ··o·Xo··

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.