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Game Preview: KCR @ BOS, 7:10pm, Saturday, August 25, 2012 @Fenway Park

Royals, 55-69, 55-69 3rd, 14 GB, 14 GB in WC

SP: Jeremy Guthrie (33, RHP, 5-12, 5.41)

2012 Gamelogs / 2012 Splits / vs. BOS Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2012 (5-12) 129.2 153 88 78 39 76 24 5.41
2011 (9-17) 208.0 213 113 100 66 130 26 4.33
2010 (11-14) 209.1 193 93 89 50 119 25 3.83
Last 7 GS 2-3 41.2 37 22 18 9 32 5 3.89 53
2012-08-19 CHW ND 7.2 2 2 0 1 5 0 103 75
2012-08-14 OAK W 7.0 3 0 0 2 8 0 102 77
2012-08-08 @CHW W 8.0 5 0 0 0 6 0 104 78
2012-08-03 TEX L 6.0 6 3 3 2 4 0 104 50
2012-07-27 @SEA L 5.1 11 6 6 0 4 2 105 26
2012-07-22 MIN L 5.0 4 5 5 3 4 1 91 40
2012-07-18 PIT ND 2.2 6 6 4 1 1 2 68 26
Last 5 v.BOS 2-2 30.1 39 14 14 7 18 4 4.15 48
2011-09-19 @BOS W 6.0 10 4 4 1 3 1 90 38
2011-07-19 BOS W 7.0 8 2 2 1 4 1 110 56
2011-04-27 BOS ND 6.0 7 0 0 1 6 0 111 63
2010-07-03 @BOS L 4.0 9 6 6 3 1 1 100 18
2010-06-05 BOS L 7.1 5 2 2 1 4 1 95 63
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   26-33   Road:   29-36   ExtrInn: 5-5 
 vsRHP:  37-46   vsLHP:  18-23   1-Run:  19-16
 vsEast: 15-19   vsCntrl:20-24   vsWest: 12-16 IL: 8-10

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
124 Fri, Aug 24  @BOS  L   3-4       55-69  3rd 14.0 gb
123 Wed, Aug 22  @TBR  L   3-5       55-68  3rd 13.0 gb
122 Tue, Aug 21  @TBR  W   1-0 (10)  55-67  3rd 12.0 gb
121 Mon, Aug 20  @TBR  L   1-5       54-67  3rd 12.0 gb
120 Sun, Aug 19   CHW  W   5-2       54-66  3rd 11.0 gb
119 Sat, Aug 18   CHW  W   9-4       53-66  4th 12.0 gb
118 Fri, Aug 17   CHW  W   4-2       52-66  4th 13.0 gb
117 Thu, Aug 16   OAK  L   0-3       51-66  4th 14.0 gb
116 Wed, Aug 15   OAK  W   3-2       51-65  4th 13.0 gb
115 Tue, Aug 14   OAK  W   5-0       50-65  4th 13.0 gb
 Last 10: 6-4    Last 20:11-9    Last 30:15-15
RedSox, 60-66, 60-66 4th, 13½ GB, 10 GB in WC

SP: Josh Beckett (32, RHP, 5-11, 5.23)

2012 Gamelogs / 2012 Splits / vs. KCR Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2012 (5-11) 127.1 131 75 74 38 94 16 5.23
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 1-4 38.0 46 31 30 16 29 7 7.11 41
2012-08-19 @NYY L 6.0 7 4 4 3 6 2 98 45
2012-08-14 @BAL L 5.1 6 6 6 2 2 2 86 32
2012-08-08 TEX ND 5.0 8 8 8 2 2 3 86 19
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
Last 5 v.KCR 4-1 36.0 36 12 11 5 30 2 2.75 59
2011-08-18 @KCR W 7.0 7 3 3 0 4 1 110 55
2011-07-28 KCR L 7.0 5 4 3 3 8 1 109 58
2010-04-10 @KCR W 7.0 9 3 3 1 4 0 105 50
2009-09-23 @KCR W 6.0 12 2 2 1 7 0 103 46
2009-07-12 KCR W 9.0 3 0 0 0 7 0 94 88
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   30-37   Road:   30-29   ExtrInn: 2-7 
 vsRHP:  36-50   vsLHP:  24-16   1-Run:  13-15
 vsEast: 20-28   vsCntrl:22-15   vsWest:  7-16 IL:11-7 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
126 Fri, Aug 24   KCR  W   4-3       60-66  4th 13.5 gb
125 Thu, Aug 23   LAA  L  13-14(10)  59-66  4th 13.5 gb
124 Wed, Aug 22   LAA  L   3-7       59-65  4th 13.0 gb
123 Tue, Aug 21   LAA  L   3-5       59-64  4th 13.0 gb
122 Sun, Aug 19  @NYY  L   1-4       59-63  4th 13.5 gb
121 Sat, Aug 18  @NYY  W   4-1       59-62  4th 12.5 gb
120 Fri, Aug 17  @NYY  L   4-6       58-62  4th 13.5 gb
119 Thu, Aug 16  @BAL  W   6-3       58-61  4th 12.5 gb
118 Wed, Aug 15  @BAL  L   3-5       57-61  4th 13.5 gb
117 Tue, Aug 14  @BAL  L   1-7       57-60  4th 12.5 gb
 Last 10: 3-7    Last 20: 7-13   Last 30:12-18
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Fri, Aug 24, 2012 BOS  4  KCR  3        W:Jon Lester (8-10), L: Kelvin Herrera (1-2), S: Andrew Bailey (1)
Wed, May 09, 2012 KCR  4  BOS  3        W:Bruce Chen (1-4), L: Jon Lester (1-3), S: Jonathan Broxton (7)
Tue, May 08, 2012 KCR  6  BOS  4        W:Jose Mijares (2-1), L: Daniel Bard (2-4), S: Jonathan Broxton (6)
Mon, May 07, 2012 BOS 11 @KCR  5        W:Felix Doubront (2-1), L: Jonathan Sanchez (1-2), S: Vicente Padilla (1)

Sun, Aug 21, 2011 BOS  6 @KCR  1        W:Jon Lester (13-6), L: Danny Duffy (3-8), S: none
Sat, Aug 20, 2011 KCR  9  BOS  4        W:Felipe Paulino (2-9), L: Matt Albers (4-4), S: none
Fri, Aug 19, 2011 BOS  7 @KCR  1        W:Andrew Miller (5-1), L: Jeff Francis (4-14), S: Alfredo Aceves (2)
Thu, Aug 18, 2011 BOS  4 @KCR  3        W:Josh Beckett (10-5), L: Luke Hochevar (8-10), S: Jonathan Papelbon (29)
Thu, Jul 28, 2011 KCR  4 @BOS  3        W:Luke Hochevar (7-8), L: Josh Beckett (9-4), S: Joakim Soria (19)
Wed, Jul 27, 2011 BOS 12  KCR  5        W:John Lackey (9-8), L: Bruce Chen (5-4), S: none
Season Series: 2012 - tied 2-2; 2011 - BOS won 5-3; 2010 - BOS won 4-3; All-Time - Tied 217-217

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
Royals Batters (4.10 RS/G) vs. RedSox Pitchers (4.66 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS Beckett
G/S/vB
91.Aceves
G/S/vB
40.Bailey
G/S/vB
32.Breslow*
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
34.Abreu# G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 14/4 .286/.286/.429/.714 .500/1.250 .800 14/.714 0/0 0/0
16.Butler G/S/vP 20/.744 5/1.350 3/.000 5/1.400 ··· 9/1.319 2/.000 5/1.400 9/.444 516/365 .302/.370/.508/.878 1.110/.787 .910 101/.841 2/1 25/1
6.Cain G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 2/.000 ··· ··· ··· 169/111 .253/.296/.377/.672 .717/.649 .388 91/.565 5/0 4/3
1.Dyson* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 1/2.000 284/213 .272/.329/.343/.671 .515/.721 .695 39/1.002 24/3 0/6
2.Escobar G/S/vP 6/.500 3/.000 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 4/1.000 3/.000 4/.000 1/.000 498/347 .303/.343/.409/.752 .660/.792 .640 102/.709 25/4 4/15
21.Francoeur G/S/vP 20/.153 5/.900 1/.000 1/.000 2/.000 13/.672 4/.500 3/.666 4/.500 475/333 .238/.284/.369/.653 .744/.615 .664 72/.714 3/6 11/1
9.Giavotella G/S/vP 3/.666 2/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· 2/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· 95/49 .209/.242/.242/.484 .472/.495 .555 22/.364 0/0 0/4
4.Gordon* G/S/vP 16/1.018 2/1.500 1/3.000 7/.286 ··· 10/1.275 1/.000 3/1.667 10/.550 559/359 .291/.365/.438/.803 .625/.904 .790 101/.806 7/4 9/1
35.Hosmer* G/S/vP 6/.334 3/.000 1/.000 2/1.000 ··· 5/1.000 4/1.500 2/4.000 1/.000 482/318 .239/.309/.372/.681 .595/.725 .657 81/.783 12/1 12/9
8.Moustakas* G/S/vP 6/1.100 3/.000 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 6/.733 3/.666 2/.000 1/2.000 474/332 .249/.306/.438/.744 .674/.775 .656 80/.569 3/2 19/11
27.Pena# G/S/vP 6/.533 1/.000 3/.000 ··· ··· 2/.000 ··· 3/.333 1/.000 185/121 .250/.283/.337/.620 .642/.608 .522 29/.447 0/1 2/4
13.Perez G/S/vP 3/.000 ··· 1/2.000 ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 174/119 .297/.322/.509/.831 1.075/.718 .907 77/.751 0/0 8/2
IP 127.1 62.2 3.1 51.2 33.1 32.2 76.1 31.1 41.2 TOTAL .265/.317/.403/.720 .701/.729 .688 .701 95/30 104/83
ERA-K/9 5.23/6.6 4.60/8.2 2.70/10.9 2.61/8.5 6.48/7.0 2.76/10.2 3.77/9.0 2.30/6.9 4.32/9.9 4.36/7.2

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Pena (49-16-5)
 Perez (15-11-1)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 547/.266 264/.240 15/.286 212/.226 145/.269 128/.186 325/.224 124/.200 181/.285 .258  Francoeur
 Gordon
 Dyson
 Cain
 Hosmer
0/2/113/14
122/0/0/10
0/78/0/6
1/35/7/2
0/0/2/1
OPS .752 .693 .619 .660 .803 .559 .685 .629 .806 .742
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 308/.821 143/.691 6/1.267 93/.598 62/.873 83/.357 113/.490 60/.543 85/.765 .723
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 239/.663 121/.695 9/.222 119/.709 83/.751 45/.928 212/.788 64/.699 96/.841 .756
Home 274/.716 154/.809 9/.667 118/.747 89/.836 64/.541 149/.808 80/.636 89/.838
Last 28d days 90/.982 53/.945 15/.619 35/.531 45/.567 34/.561 88/.794 49/.758 23/1.041
HR/SB/CS 16/15/2 8/3/1 0/0/0 5/2/2 7/0/1 3/0/0 11/8/2 4/3/2 5/3/1 141/90/26
Usage ·····X·· ·X·o··o· oX····Xo ·X····o· ·Xo····· o····X·o ·X·····X ·X·X···X oX·X····
RedSox Batters (4.88 RS/G) vs. Royals Pitchers (4.50 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 33.Guthrie
G/S/vB
67.Bueno*
G/S/vB
31.Coleman
G/S/vB
55.Collins*
G/S/vB
43.Crow
G/S/vB
40.Herrera
G/S/vB
56.Holland
G/S/vB
41.Jeffress
G/S/vB
53.Smith*
G/S/vB
61.Teaford*
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
3.Aviles G/S/vP 8/.000 ··· ··· ··· 2/.000 3/.666 1/.000 ··· ··· 2/1.500 464/328 .253/.284/.395/.680 .740/.655 .682 65/.735 11/4 12/13
77.Ciriaco G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/3.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 130/90 .349/.359/.476/.836 .795/.853 .909 69/.831 9/0 1/2
2.Ellsbury* G/S/vP 40/.978 ··· 1/no AB 2/1.500 1/2.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 1/no AB 201/127 .262/.308/.358/.667 .617/.698 .735 109/.665 7/1 1/0
50.Gomez G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 40/29 .263/.300/.368/.668 .573/.703 .769 9/.472 0/0 0/4
28.Gonzalez* G/S/vP 13/.770 ··· 2/2.000 2/.000 2/.000 ··· 3/.666 ··· ··· 2/2.500 527/345 .300/.343/.469/.812 .824/.806 .860 103/.959 0/0 15/4
60.Lavarnway G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/3.000 ··· 3/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 44/26 .146/.205/.195/.400 .399/.401 .448 44/.400 0/0 0/0
66.Nava# G/S/vP 2/1.500 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 247/179 .250/.370/.392/.762 .514/.857 .800 5/.400 3/0 4/1
34.Ortiz* G/S/vP 45/1.133 ··· 1/.000 2/.500 3/.666 ··· 2/.500 ··· ··· ··· 383/245 .318/.415/.611/1.026 .985/1.050 1.169 4/1.250 0/1 23/0
15.Pedroia G/S/vP 49/.776 ··· 2/.000 1/no AB 3/.333 2/.500 2/2.500 ··· ··· 2/.000 484/332 .282/.337/.434/.772 .848/.738 .764 109/.896 12/4 11/3
26.Podsednik* G/S/vP 8/.661 ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/no AB ··· ··· ··· ··· 109/93 .378/.404/.459/.863 .829/.869 1.015 39/.811 7/2 1/0
5.Punto# G/S/vP 13/.154 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 148/127 .200/.301/.272/.573 .405/.602 .464 22/.427 5/0 1/2
7.Ross G/S/vP 3/.333 ··· ··· 1/3.000 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 383/270 .271/.335/.519/.854 1.119/.744 .975 96/.838 1/1 19/1
39.Saltalamacchia# G/S/vP 9/1.444 ··· 1/.000 2/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 354/310 .228/.285/.465/.750 .591/.773 .760 70/.540 0/1 21/6
IP 129.2 6.1 38.2 60.1 51.0 64.1 51.0 6.0 56.2 45.0 TOTAL .268/.324/.435/.759 .788/.746 .804 .745 69/20 139/71
ERA-K/9 5.41/5.3 2.84/1.4 3.96/10.0 3.13/12.4 3.53/9.0 2.66/8.5 3.00/11.6 0.00/10.5 5.40/6.0 4.60/5.2 4.27/7.4

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Lavarnway (6-0-0)
 Saltalamacchia (65-16-5)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 575/.295 26/.261 163/.203 245/.193 204/.228 257/.245 221/.246 28/.217 246/.282 189/.269 .264  Ross
 Nava
 Podsednik
 Gonzalez
 Ciriaco
 Ellsbury
21/7/64/7
59/0/1/5
12/17/4/1
0/0/18/1
0/1/2/0
0/45/0/0
OPS .864 .612 .747 .640 .600 .649 .660 .618 .816 .819 .752
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 306/.937 13/.962 61/.726 110/.719 73/.477 97/.729 87/.599 10/.300 72/.769 69/.862 .741
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 269/.779 13/.245 102/.758 135/.575 131/.669 160/.602 134/.701 18/.764 174/.836 120/.794 .760
Road 273/.815 8/.708 73/1.072 119/.395 87/.595 132/.615 105/.666 9/.476 139/.774 98/.965
Last 28d days 104/.375 8/.708 22/.508 42/.425 30/.549 48/.646 48/.505 19/.273 127/.794 27/.741
HR/SB/CS 24/8/4 0/0/0 7/0/2 7/9/0 3/2/1 4/8/4 1/2/2 0/2/0 9/5/1 9/2/1 120/96/44
Usage ·····X·· ····X··· ··X···o· o·o··oX· o·X···o· o·Xo··oX ···o·o·o ····X··· ····X··· ····X···

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.