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

Rangers, 63-45, 63-45 1st, 5 up

SP: Ryan Dempster (35, RHP, 5-5, 2.82)

2012 Gamelogs / 2012 Splits / vs. BOS Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2012 (5-5) 108.2 90 36 34 30 89 11 2.82
2011 (10-14) 202.1 211 111 108 82 191 23 4.80
2010 (15-12) 215.1 198 110 92 86 208 25 3.85
Last 7 GS 4-2 42.2 38 15 15 11 32 5 3.16 56
2012-08-02 LAA ND 4.2 9 8 8 3 6 2 103 17
2012-07-25 @PIT L 6.0 5 3 3 0 6 2 93 56
2012-07-20 @STL L 6.0 7 4 4 2 2 1 94 42
2012-07-14 ARI W 6.0 4 0 0 3 5 0 89 66
2012-07-08 @NYM W 5.0 4 0 0 0 4 0 63 63
2012-06-15 BOS W 7.0 5 0 0 2 3 0 106 68
2012-06-10 @MIN W 8.0 4 0 0 1 6 0 117 79
Last 5 v.BOS 2-1 23.2 23 12 12 11 15 4 4.56 49
2012-06-15 BOS W 7.0 5 0 0 2 3 0 106 68
2001-06-12 @BOS L 6.0 7 4 4 3 4 2 113 43
1999-07-18 @BOS ND 3.2 7 7 7 3 2 2 77 18
1998-06-28 BOS W 7.0 4 1 1 3 6 0 103 68
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   34-21   Road:   29-24   ExtrInn: 6-3 
 vsRHP:  44-30   vsLHP:  19-15   1-Run:  13-13
 vsEast: 14-8    vsCntrl:16-14   vsWest: 19-19 IL:14-4 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
108 Mon, Aug  6  @BOS  L   2-9       63-45  1st  5.0 up
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
 Last 10: 5-5    Last 20:10-10   Last 30:14-16
RedSox, 55-55, 55-55 4th, 9 GB, 4½ GB in WC

SP: Jon Lester (28, LHP, 5-9, 5.36)

2012 Gamelogs / 2012 Splits / vs. TEX Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2012 (5-9) 134.1 149 86 80 40 113 18 5.36
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 1-4 40.0 47 34 33 13 38 10 7.43 41
2012-08-02 MIN L 8.0 7 3 3 0 7 0 105 63
2012-07-28 @NYY ND 6.0 4 4 4 2 6 2 101 52
2012-07-22 TOR L 4.0 9 11 11 5 2 4 94 -3
2012-07-17 CHW L 4.0 7 6 6 3 4 1 91 25
2012-07-08 NYY L 4.1 9 5 4 2 6 0 101 31
2012-07-03 @OAK ND 6.2 4 1 1 1 9 1 107 70
2012-06-27 TOR W 7.0 7 4 4 0 4 2 100 51
Last 5 v.TEX 1-2 29.1 34 19 18 11 24 5 5.52 46
2012-04-17 TEX L 2.0 8 7 7 4 2 1 80 10
2011-04-01 @TEX ND 5.1 6 5 5 1 0 3 88 35
2010-08-14 @TEX W 8.0 5 0 0 0 5 0 109 77
2010-07-18 TEX L 8.0 9 4 3 3 6 0 118 53
2009-08-14 @TEX ND 6.0 6 3 3 3 11 1 117 56
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   29-32   Road:   26-23   ExtrInn: 2-6 
 vsRHP:  33-42   vsLHP:  22-13   1-Run:  11-13
 vsEast: 18-24   vsCntrl:19-13   vsWest:  7-11 IL:11-7 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
110 Mon, Aug  6   TEX  W   9-2       55-55  4th  9.0 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
 Last 10: 6-4    Last 20: 9-11   Last 30:13-17
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Mon, Aug 06, 2012 BOS  9  TEX  2        W:Aaron Cook (3-5), L: Yu Darvish (11-8), S: none
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
Season Series: 2012 - TEX over 4-2; 2011 - TEX won 6-4; 2010 - TEX won 6-4; All-Time - BOS leads 329-296

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 (5.09 RS/G) vs. RedSox Pitchers (4.57 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 31.Lester*
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 18/.764 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/.850 2/.000 7/.286 3/1.666 8/.417 3/2.667 46/.724 1/5.000 439/310 .310/.349/.505/.853 .672/.929 .844 95/.753 1/0 19/6
17.Cruz G/S/vP 15/1.671 6/1.666 6/.666 2/2.500 3/.666 3/.333 1/.000 1/2.000 436/313 .261/.323/.462/.786 .935/.728 .675 92/.876 7/4 17/1
23.Gentry G/S/vP 1/2.000 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 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 3/1.334 ··· 55/33 .241/.241/.315/.556 .500/.594 .469 3/.000 0/0 0/2
32.Hamilton* G/S/vP 22/.747 2/.000 8/.417 2/5.000 5/.400 4/1.167 4/1.000 4/.750 434/286 .281/.346/.563/.908 .847/.941 .935 92/.523 6/3 29/5
5.Kinsler G/S/vP 23/.804 3/2.334 6/1.100 4/.750 6/1.917 2/1.000 ··· 4/2.417 494/359 .279/.346/.447/.793 1.024/.707 .666 95/.838 19/7 13/13
18.Moreland* G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 5/1.200 2/5.000 ··· 2/.500 ··· ··· 199/170 .282/.333/.514/.847 .757/.863 .704 26/.906 1/0 11/1
7.Murphy* G/S/vP 9/.555 5/.400 13/.693 1/no AB 1/2.000 2/.000 1/2.000 4/.000 315/271 .300/.387/.474/.861 .857/.862 .681 72/.849 8/2 9/1
25.Napoli G/S/vP 11/1.936 4/.250 6/.900 1/.000 3/.000 3/1.000 22/.636 1/.000 355/239 .226/.346/.434/.781 .550/.896 .803 70/.871 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/.000 ··· 3/3.333 5/.000 1/.000 210/149 .199/.290/.344/.635 .673/.619 .643 54/.744 0/0 6/7
10.Young G/S/vP 30/.867 5/1.800 7/.619 1/3.000 5/1.100 1/.000 4/.833 4/.833 448/315 .271/.297/.348/.645 .753/.600 .698 91/.604 2/2 3/4
IP 134.1 56.2 46.2 25.1 27.2 63.0 39.0 19.0 TOTAL .278/.341/.444/.785 .783/.787 .749 .759 77/32 127/59
ERA-K/9 5.36/7.6 4.29/7.9 2.51/8.5 7.46/6.8 3.25/10.7 3.14/9.1 4.62/9.9 1.42/8.1 4.29/7.1

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Napoli (38-9-8)
 Soto (40-15-1)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 579/.283 237/.233 192/.229 113/.287 111/.202 263/.216 171/.295 75/.254 .257  Cruz
 Hamilton
 Gentry
 Murphy
 Moreland
6/0/100/7
67/55/1/4
0/83/2/3
71/2/10/3
0/0/3/0
OPS .809 .666 .656 .860 .613 .633 .834 .622 .736
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 162/.721 132/.677 82/.632 52/1.021 72/.393 98/.453 82/.795 27/.566 .719
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 417/.844 105/.650 110/.673 61/.721 39/1.028 165/.739 89/.870 48/.654 .751
Home 342/.919 137/.735 112/.734 71/.929 63/.551 133/.784 79/.902 58/.609
Last 28d days 99/1.048 54/.706 37/.458 45/.817 35/.798 68/.494 33/1.191 48/.711
HR/SB/CS 18/7/2 6/3/0 5/0/2 6/0/1 3/0/0 6/5/2 5/1/1 1/2/1 117/77/24
Usage ····X··· ·oX·X··· ·ooX·X·o ·X·o·o·· ··oX·X·· ·X····o· ·o·X···X X··o·X··
RedSox Batters (4.90 RS/G) vs. Rangers Pitchers (4.39 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 46.Dempster
G/S/vB
37.Adams
G/S/vB
11.Darvish
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 3/1.334 ··· 3/1.167 1/.000 5/1.200 2/.000 ··· ··· 416/291 .258/.286/.404/.690 .796/.645 .692 70/.675 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 3/.666 1/2.000 4/.917 1/3.000 5/1.000 3/.833 1/.000 ··· 77/47 .292/.325/.500/.825 .905/.774 .937 77/.825 3/0 3/1
2.Ellsbury* G/S/vP ··· 2/.000 4/1.500 1/2.000 5/.400 4/.000 1/.000 ··· 128/79 .274/.328/.385/.713 .647/.756 .832 98/.754 3/0 1/0
28.Gonzalez* G/S/vP 20/.721 2/.000 4/1.250 1/2.000 5/.000 3/3.334 1/.000 ··· 461/294 .307/.351/.456/.808 .841/.787 .886 90/1.063 0/0 11/4
55.Kalish* G/S/vP ··· ··· 3/1.167 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 81/68 .213/.259/.253/.513 .641/.488 .538 18/.600 3/2 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 ··· ··· 4/.250 ··· 2/.000 ··· ··· 1/2.000 272/178 .289/.320/.496/.816 .932/.756 .787 87/.699 4/1 13/9
15.Pedroia G/S/vP 4/.250 3/.000 4/2.250 1/no AB 3/1.334 3/.000 1/2.000 ··· 412/278 .267/.324/.409/.733 .736/.731 .729 74/.760 8/4 9/2
5.Punto# G/S/vP 6/.333 1/no AB ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 129/109 .204/.307/.278/.585 .426/.614 .478 9/.222 4/0 1/2
7.Ross G/S/vP 16/.521 4/.833 4/.500 ··· 3/.333 2/.000 ··· 2/1.500 320/222 .268/.335/.511/.846 1.075/.746 .935 90/.757 1/1 16/0
39.Saltalamacchia# G/S/vP 4/.750 1/2.000 4/.250 ··· 7/.929 2/2.500 ··· 2/.000 312/268 .227/.285/.486/.771 .591/.801 .741 63/.627 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 108.2 35.1 134.0 19.1 43.1 45.1 53.2 19.1 TOTAL .268/.326/.437/.763 .784/.753 .801 .735 53/18 126/63
ERA-K/9 2.82/7.4 3.06/7.4 4.57/10.3 5.59/8.9 2.91/10.6 2.78/9.1 1.68/6.0 5.12/7.9 4.03/7.7

 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 442/.222 153/.257 598/.238 86/.176 177/.239 177/.198 210/.213 85/.346 .250  Ross
 Gonzalez
 Ciriaco
 Crawford
 Kalish
 Ellsbury
21/7/53/5
0/0/18/1
0/0/1/0
19/0/0/0
0/19/4/0
0/30/0/0
OPS .632 .663 .719 .630 .640 .581 .580 .925 .715
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 203/.586 80/.671 351/.742 28/.626 108/.637 72/.588 90/.540 31/1.077 .702
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 239/.670 73/.654 247/.685 58/.631 69/.646 105/.576 120/.610 54/.835 .724
Road 233/.533 68/.677 317/.723 16/.946 65/.535 92/.486 103/.629 27/.631
Last 28d days 98/.884 27/.667 151/.814 33/.690 35/1.000 47/.817 33/.847 27/.616
HR/SB/CS 11/15/2 1/8/1 12/17/2 3/0/0 5/3/0 4/3/0 3/1/1 4/3/0 115/71/19
Usage ····X··· ··oXo··· X····X·· Xo·····X ····XX·· ··oX·Xo· ·X··oX·X o··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.