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Game Preview: TEX @ BOS, 1:35pm, Wednesday, August 8, 2012 @Fenway Park

Rangers, 64-45, 64-45 1st, 5½ up

SP: Matt Harrison (26, LHP, 13-6, 3.17)

2012 Gamelogs / 2012 Splits / vs. BOS Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2012 (13-6) 142.0 142 51 50 39 84 11 3.17
2011 (14-9) 185.2 180 79 70 57 126 13 3.39
2010 (3-2) 78.1 80 45 41 39 46 10 4.71
Last 7 GS 4-3 49.2 49 15 15 17 29 4 2.72 56
2012-08-03 @KCR W 6.2 8 2 2 3 3 0 109 50
2012-07-28 CHW L 7.0 7 5 5 3 4 2 103 44
2012-07-22 @LAA L 6.0 8 4 4 2 4 1 95 42
2012-07-15 @SEA W 9.0 5 0 0 4 3 0 114 76
2012-07-05 @CHW L 8.0 8 2 2 2 5 1 108 61
2012-06-29 OAK W 8.0 8 2 2 1 7 0 121 64
2012-06-24 COL W 5.0 5 0 0 2 3 0 74 58
Last 5 v.BOS 3-1 29.0 35 20 20 9 24 4 6.21 44
2011-09-04 @BOS W 7.0 7 2 2 2 5 0 111 58
2011-08-24 BOS L 5.0 11 7 7 1 4 0 93 20
2011-04-03 BOS W 7.0 5 1 1 2 8 0 108 69
2010-04-21 @BOS ND 4.0 5 6 6 3 3 3 75 28
2008-09-06 BOS W 6.0 7 4 4 1 4 1 103 45
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   34-21   Road:   30-24   ExtrInn: 6-3 
 vsRHP:  44-30   vsLHP:  20-15   1-Run:  13-13
 vsEast: 15-8    vsCntrl:16-14   vsWest: 19-19 IL:14-4 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
109 Tue, Aug  7  @BOS  W   6-3       64-45  1st  5.5 up
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
 Last 10: 6-4    Last 20:10-10   Last 30:14-16
RedSox, 55-56, 55-56 4th, 9 GB, 5½ GB in WC

SP: Josh Beckett (32, RHP, 5-9, 4.54)

2012 Gamelogs / 2012 Splits / vs. TEX Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2012 (5-9) 111.0 110 57 56 31 84 9 4.54
2011 (13-7) 193.0 146 65 62 52 175 21 2.89
2010 (6-6) 127.2 151 89 82 45 116 20 5.78
Last 7 GS 1-3 39.2 43 25 24 15 33 0 5.45 47
2012-07-31 DET ND 2.2 1 1 1 2 2 0 49 52
2012-07-25 @TEX L 7.0 9 4 4 2 3 0 114 44
2012-07-20 TOR L 6.0 7 5 4 3 7 0 96 44
2012-07-15 @TBR W 6.0 8 3 3 2 7 0 104 49
2012-07-06 NYY ND 5.0 8 6 6 2 5 0 90 30
2012-06-30 @SEA ND 6.0 4 2 2 3 4 0 85 57
2012-06-11 @MIA L 7.0 6 4 4 1 5 0 97 53
Last 5 v.TEX 1-2 32.0 37 21 21 11 22 6 5.91 45
2012-07-25 @TEX L 7.0 9 4 4 2 3 0 114 44
2012-04-18 TEX L 7.0 7 3 3 1 7 1 110 57
2011-08-24 @TEX W 6.0 4 1 1 2 4 1 110 62
2010-08-13 @TEX ND 5.0 10 6 6 1 4 3 94 26
2010-04-21 TEX ND 7.0 7 7 7 5 4 1 114 34
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   29-33   Road:   26-23   ExtrInn: 2-6 
 vsRHP:  33-43   vsLHP:  22-13   1-Run:  11-13
 vsEast: 18-24   vsCntrl:19-13   vsWest:  7-12 IL:11-7 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
111 Tue, Aug  7   TEX  L   3-6       55-56  4th  9.0 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
 Last 10: 5-5    Last 20: 9-11   Last 30:13-17
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Tue, Aug 07, 2012 TEX  6 @BOS  3        W:Ryan Dempster (6-5), L: Jon Lester (5-10), S: Joe Nathan (22)
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
Season Series: 2012 - TEX over 5-2; 2011 - TEX won 6-4; 2010 - TEX won 6-4; All-Time - BOS leads 329-297

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 (5.10 RS/G) vs. RedSox Pitchers (4.59 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 19.Beckett
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 20/.688 3/.000 7/1.000 4/.250 5/.400 3/.000 1/2.000 4/1.750 484/338 .295/.367/.399/.766 .693/.798 .785 101/.782 18/7 2/10
29.Beltre G/S/vP 31/.459 2/.000 7/.286 4/1.250 8/.417 3/2.667 46/.724 2/2.500 444/312 .307/.345/.499/.843 .656/.922 .823 100/.713 1/0 19/6
17.Cruz G/S/vP 15/.204 6/1.666 6/.666 3/2.334 3/.666 3/.333 1/.000 1/2.000 440/314 .264/.325/.463/.788 .928/.733 .681 96/.881 7/4 17/1
23.Gentry G/S/vP 3/1.000 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 11/5 1/0
14.Gonzalez G/S/vP 2/1.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 3/1.334 ··· 55/33 .241/.241/.315/.556 .500/.594 .469 3/.000 0/0 0/2
32.Hamilton* G/S/vP 23/1.178 2/.000 8/.417 3/5.000 5/.400 4/1.167 4/1.000 5/1.000 439/288 .284/.349/.562/.910 .843/.947 .938 97/.552 6/3 29/5
5.Kinsler G/S/vP 17/.548 3/2.334 6/1.100 5/1.000 6/1.917 2/1.000 ··· 5/1.850 499/361 .280/.347/.447/.793 1.015/.709 .668 100/.836 19/7 13/14
18.Moreland* G/S/vP 8/.875 1/.000 6/1.000 2/5.000 ··· 2/.500 ··· ··· 200/170 .280/.332/.511/.843 .731/.863 .697 27/.870 1/0 11/1
7.Murphy* G/S/vP 14/1.179 5/.400 14/.742 1/no AB 1/2.000 2/.000 1/2.000 4/.000 319/271 .301/.388/.478/.866 .890/.862 .695 76/.871 8/2 9/1
25.Napoli G/S/vP 16/1.046 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 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 14/5 .222/.357/.222/.579 .619/.400 .530 14/.579 1/1 0/2
8.Soto G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 6/.000 ··· 3/3.333 5/.000 1/.000 214/150 .200/.290/.342/.632 .673/.614 .637 58/.726 0/0 6/7
10.Young G/S/vP 30/.590 5/1.800 7/.619 2/1.500 5/1.100 1/.000 4/.833 4/.833 452/316 .271/.299/.348/.647 .762/.598 .701 95/.614 2/2 3/4
IP 111.0 56.2 47.0 26.2 27.2 63.0 39.0 19.2 TOTAL .278/.341/.443/.784 .779/.787 .747 .755 78/32 127/60
ERA-K/9 4.54/6.8 4.29/7.9 2.68/8.4 7.43/7.1 3.25/10.7 3.14/9.1 4.62/9.9 1.37/8.2 4.30/7.1

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

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 469/.259 237/.233 194/.227 120/.290 111/.202 263/.216 171/.295 79/.267 .257  Cruz
 Hamilton
 Gentry
 Murphy
 Moreland
6/0/101/7
68/56/1/4
0/84/2/3
72/2/10/3
0/0/3/0
OPS .703 .666 .656 .855 .613 .633 .834 .642 .736
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 268/.760 132/.677 84/.633 53/1.032 72/.393 98/.453 82/.795 28/.618 .721
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 201/.628 105/.650 110/.673 67/.715 39/1.028 165/.739 89/.870 51/.655 .748
Home 248/.660 137/.735 114/.733 78/.915 63/.551 133/.784 79/.902 62/.635
Last 28d days 99/.761 54/.706 39/.465 52/.810 35/.798 68/.494 33/1.191 52/.734
HR/SB/CS 9/12/2 6/3/0 5/1/2 6/0/1 3/0/0 6/5/2 5/1/1 1/2/1 117/78/24
Usage ·······X ··oX·X·· o·ooX·X· X·X·o·o· ···oX·X· ··X····o ··o·X··· XX··o·X·
RedSox Batters (4.88 RS/G) vs. Rangers Pitchers (4.38 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 54.Harrison*
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 13/.154 ··· 3/1.167 1/.000 6/1.000 2/.000 ··· ··· 420/295 .256/.283/.400/.683 .796/.636 .680 74/.637 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 12/.788 2/1.000 4/.917 1/3.000 5/1.000 3/.833 1/.000 ··· 81/51 .289/.321/.500/.821 .905/.772 .924 81/.821 3/0 3/1
2.Ellsbury* G/S/vP 11/.637 2/.000 4/1.500 1/2.000 5/.400 4/.000 2/.000 ··· 132/82 .264/.318/.372/.690 .633/.727 .778 102/.724 3/0 1/0
28.Gonzalez* G/S/vP 9/.347 3/1.000 4/1.250 1/2.000 5/.000 3/3.334 1/.000 ··· 465/298 .307/.351/.457/.807 .841/.787 .884 94/1.050 0/0 11/4
55.Kalish* G/S/vP ··· ··· 3/1.167 1/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 85/72 .203/.247/.241/.488 .641/.460 .498 22/.483 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 ··· ··· 1/2.000 273/178 .292/.322/.510/.832 .932/.756 .816 88/.749 4/1 14/9
15.Pedroia G/S/vP 14/.517 4/.000 4/2.250 1/no AB 3/1.334 3/.000 1/2.000 ··· 416/282 .268/.325/.408/.734 .736/.733 .731 78/.765 8/4 9/2
5.Punto# G/S/vP 1/2.000 1/no AB ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 131/111 .200/.302/.273/.575 .426/.602 .464 11/.182 4/0 1/2
7.Ross G/S/vP 1/.000 5/.650 4/.500 ··· 3/.333 2/.000 ··· 2/1.500 324/226 .271/.337/.517/.855 1.075/.761 .948 94/.790 1/1 16/0
39.Saltalamacchia# G/S/vP 6/.500 1/2.000 4/.250 ··· 8/1.071 2/2.500 ··· 2/.000 316/272 .231/.288/.486/.774 .591/.804 .746 67/.650 0/1 20/6
10.Shoppach G/S/vP 1/.000 2/.500 ··· ··· 3/.000 2/.000 ··· ··· 146/66 .258/.340/.492/.832 .816/.851 .937 38/.689 1/0 5/4
IP 142.0 36.1 134.0 19.1 44.1 45.1 54.0 19.1 TOTAL .267/.326/.437/.762 .783/.753 .800 .734 53/18 127/63
ERA-K/9 3.17/5.3 2.97/7.9 4.57/10.3 5.59/8.9 2.84/10.6 2.78/9.1 1.67/6.0 5.12/7.9 3.99/7.7

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Lavarnway (0-0-0)
 Saltalamacchia (60-14-5)
 Shoppach (18-10-4)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 583/.262 157/.257 598/.238 86/.176 180/.241 177/.198 211/.212 85/.346 .250  Ross
 Gonzalez
 Ciriaco
 Crawford
 Kalish
 Ellsbury
21/7/53/5
0/0/18/1
0/0/1/0
20/0/0/0
0/19/5/0
0/31/0/0
OPS .703 .666 .719 .630 .641 .581 .577 .925 .714
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 139/.491 82/.693 351/.742 28/.626 110/.644 72/.588 91/.534 31/1.077 .702
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 444/.772 75/.636 247/.685 58/.631 70/.636 105/.576 120/.610 54/.835 .725
Road 343/.677 72/.683 317/.723 16/.946 68/.541 92/.486 104/.622 27/.631
Last 28d days 120/.750 31/.680 151/.814 33/.690 38/.970 47/.817 34/.819 27/.616
HR/SB/CS 11/1/2 1/8/1 12/17/2 3/0/0 5/3/0 4/3/0 3/1/1 4/3/0 116/71/19
Usage ····X··· o··oXo·· ·X····X· ·Xo····· o····XX· ···oX·Xo o·X··oX· ·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.