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Game Preview: KCR @ BOS, 1:35pm, Sunday, August 26, 2012 @Fenway Park

Royals, 56-69, 56-69 3rd, 14 GB, 13 GB in WC

SP: Will Smith (22, LHP, 4-5, 5.40)

2012 Gamelogs / 2012 Splits / vs. BOS Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2012 (4-5) 56.2 62 34 34 20 38 9 5.40
Last 7 GS 3-3 42.2 44 20 20 15 29 3 4.22 50
2012-08-20 @TBR L 3.2 8 4 4 2 4 0 74 31
2012-08-15 OAK W 7.0 5 2 2 1 5 1 97 63
2012-08-09 @BAL W 7.0 6 2 2 3 5 1 99 59
2012-08-04 TEX L 5.2 8 4 4 3 2 0 90 36
2012-07-29 @SEA ND 6.0 7 3 3 0 4 0 85 50
2012-07-24 @LAA W 7.0 2 1 1 4 4 0 102 69
2012-07-19 SEA L 6.1 8 4 4 2 5 1 90 44
Has never faced BOS as starter.
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   26-33   Road:   30-36   ExtrInn: 6-5 
 vsRHP:  38-46   vsLHP:  18-23   1-Run:  20-16
 vsEast: 16-19   vsCntrl:20-24   vsWest: 12-16 IL: 8-10

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
125 Sat, Aug 25  @BOS  W  10-9 (12)  56-69  3rd 14.0 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
 Last 10: 6-4    Last 20:12-8    Last 30:16-14
RedSox, 60-67, 60-67 4th, 13½ GB, 10 GB in WC

SP: Felix Doubront (24, LHP, 10-6, 4.70)

2012 Gamelogs / 2012 Splits / vs. KCR Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2012 (10-6) 122.2 128 71 64 52 119 18 4.70
2011 (0-0) 10.1 12 7 7 8 6 1 6.10
2010 (2-2) 25.0 27 16 12 10 23 3 4.32
Last 7 GS 2-2 37.1 38 22 21 23 32 5 5.06 46
2012-08-09 @CLE L 4.1 7 4 4 2 4 1 94 35
2012-08-03 MIN ND 5.0 8 5 5 4 2 0 97 29
2012-07-29 @NYY ND 6.1 4 1 1 5 8 1 109 64
2012-07-23 @TEX L 5.0 8 6 6 3 6 1 111 30
2012-07-18 CHW W 6.0 4 1 1 3 2 0 96 59
2012-07-07 NYY W 6.1 4 4 3 1 6 2 101 56
2012-07-01 @SEA ND 4.1 3 1 1 5 4 0 103 52
Last 5 v.KCR 1-0 6.1 7 5 3 3 2 0 4.26 42
2012-05-07 @KCR W 6.1 7 5 3 3 2 0 111 42
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   30-38   Road:   30-29   ExtrInn: 2-8 
 vsRHP:  36-51   vsLHP:  24-16   1-Run:  13-16
 vsEast: 20-28   vsCntrl:22-16   vsWest:  7-16 IL:11-7 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
127 Sat, Aug 25   KCR  L   9-10(12)  60-67  4th 13.5 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
 Last 10: 3-7    Last 20: 7-13   Last 30:12-18
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Sat, Aug 25, 2012 KCR 10 @BOS  9 (12)   W:Francisley Bueno (1-0), L: Junichi Tazawa (0-1), S: Greg Holland (7)
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)
Season Series: 2012 - KCR over 3-2; 2011 - BOS won 5-3; 2010 - BOS won 4-3; All-Time - KCR leads 218-217

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 (4.15 RS/G) vs. RedSox Pitchers (4.70 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 61.Doubront*
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
63.Tazawa
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
34.Abreu# G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 1/2.000 20/8 .300/.300/.400/.700 .417/1.125 .750 20/.700 0/0 0/0
16.Butler G/S/vP 3/.333 4/.000 5/1.400 1/3.000 9/1.319 2/.000 5/1.400 9/.444 1/.000 522/371 .305/.372/.510/.881 1.110/.793 .916 103/.860 2/1 25/1
6.Cain G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 2/.000 ··· 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 172/113 .248/.291/.369/.660 .704/.637 .374 89/.579 5/0 4/3
1.Dyson* G/S/vP 4/1.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/no AB ··· 1/.000 1/2.000 ··· 288/216 .272/.331/.342/.673 .525/.720 .699 39/.960 24/3 0/6
2.Escobar G/S/vP 3/.666 1/.000 2/.000 ··· 5/1.167 3/.000 4/.000 1/.000 1/.000 504/351 .304/.345/.409/.754 .660/.794 .645 103/.716 25/4 4/15
21.Francoeur G/S/vP 3/.333 1/.000 2/.500 2/.000 14/.619 4/.500 3/.666 5/.400 1/no AB 481/337 .236/.285/.365/.650 .743/.612 .659 78/.692 3/6 11/1
9.Giavotella G/S/vP ··· 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 4/1.417 2/1.500 7/.286 ··· 11/1.344 1/.000 3/1.667 10/.550 1/.000 565/364 .292/.366/.439/.806 .632/.904 .796 102/.843 7/4 9/1
35.Hosmer* G/S/vP 3/.000 1/.000 3/.666 ··· 6/1.167 4/1.500 2/4.000 2/.500 1/3.000 488/322 .240/.311/.374/.686 .600/.730 .666 83/.794 12/1 12/9
8.Moustakas* G/S/vP 3/1.000 1/.000 2/2.000 ··· 6/.733 3/.666 2/.000 2/2.000 1/.000 480/337 .248/.306/.440/.746 .698/.767 .662 86/.593 3/2 19/11
27.Pena# G/S/vP 3/.666 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 ··· 2/1.000 ··· 1/2.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 180/125 .292/.317/.497/.814 1.075/.699 .866 79/.706 0/0 8/2
IP 122.2 4.1 53.0 33.1 33.1 76.1 31.2 42.2 28.0 TOTAL .266/.318/.403/.721 .704/.729 .690 .710 95/30 104/84
ERA-K/9 4.70/8.7 2.08/8.4 2.55/8.5 7.02/7.0 3.78/10.3 3.77/9.0 2.27/7.1 4.22/10.1 1.61/8.0 4.39/7.2

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Pena (49-16-5)
 Perez (16-12-1)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 540/.267 18/.235 218/.226 147/.280 134/.197 325/.224 125/.198 186/.280 119/.292 .258  Francoeur
 Gordon
 Dyson
 Cain
 Hosmer
0/2/114/15
123/0/0/10
0/79/0/6
1/36/7/2
0/0/2/1
OPS .787 .513 .667 .828 .584 .685 .623 .799 .711 .742
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 164/.749 7/1.071 95/.629 62/.873 86/.408 113/.490 60/.543 88/.772 45/.728 .727
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 376/.804 11/.182 123/.696 85/.795 48/.899 212/.788 65/.688 98/.823 74/.701 .755
Home 261/.851 12/.500 124/.755 91/.875 70/.590 149/.808 81/.628 94/.825 85/.632
Last 28d days 47/.972 18/.513 41/.589 47/.655 35/.651 88/.794 50/.741 28/.958 59/.847
HR/SB/CS 18/13/3 0/0/0 5/2/2 7/0/1 3/0/0 11/8/2 4/3/2 5/3/1 1/3/1 141/90/26
Usage ········ ooX····X X·X····o o·Xo···· Xo····X· ··X····· o·X·X··· XoX·X··· X·oX··o·
RedSox Batters (4.91 RS/G) vs. Royals Pitchers (4.54 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 53.Smith*
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
61.Teaford*
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
3.Aviles G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· 3/.666 4/.500 2/.000 ··· 4/.750 470/332 .254/.285/.401/.686 .728/.669 .695 71/.776 11/5 13/13
77.Ciriaco G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 2/2.500 1/.000 ··· 2/2.000 136/94 .351/.366/.473/.839 .841/.838 .910 71/.857 9/0 1/2
2.Ellsbury* G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 2/.500 3/2.000 1/2.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· 2/2.000 207/130 .266/.314/.365/.679 .658/.691 .757 110/.672 8/1 1/0
50.Gomez G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 1/2.000 ··· 1/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· 1/2.000 46/33 .318/.348/.477/.825 .641/.895 .948 15/1.043 0/0 1/4
58.Iglesias G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/ .000/.000/.000/.000 .000/ .000 1/.000 0/0 0/
60.Lavarnway G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/3.000 ··· 4/.000 1/2.000 1/.000 ··· 2/.000 49/30 .178/.245/.222/.467 .377/.526 .550 49/.467 0/0 0/0
67.Lin G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 6/3 .167/.167/.167/.333 .667/.000 .000 1/.000 0/0 0/0
34.Ortiz* G/S/vP ··· ··· 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 ··· ··· 3/.000 2/.500 3/.333 3/.667 2/2.500 ··· 3/.000 490/336 .281/.337/.434/.771 .836/.742 .763 111/.922 12/4 11/3
26.Podsednik* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 1/2.000 ··· 2/no AB 1/.000 ··· 2/1.000 116/97 .375/.400/.452/.852 .915/.840 .971 46/.791 7/2 1/0
7.Ross G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/2.000 1/3.000 1/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· 1/2.000 388/274 .276/.339/.520/.859 1.127/.748 .980 97/.872 1/1 19/1
39.Saltalamacchia# G/S/vP ··· 1/2.000 2/.000 2/.000 ··· 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 2/.000 360/314 .230/.286/.464/.750 .610/.771 .759 72/.551 0/1 21/6
IP 56.2 8.0 40.0 61.0 52.0 66.0 52.0 6.0 47.0 TOTAL .269/.325/.436/.762 .790/.749 .809 .764 70/21 141/71
ERA-K/9 5.40/6.0 2.25/3.4 3.83/9.7 3.10/12.2 3.46/9.2 2.59/8.5 2.94/11.4 0.00/10.5 4.79/5.4 4.28/7.4

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

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 246/.282 31/.250 168/.210 248/.199 207/.230 265/.247 224/.242 28/.217 201/.280 .265  Ross
 Podsednik
 Ciriaco
 Ellsbury
 Lin
21/7/65/7
13/17/4/1
0/1/2/0
0/46/0/0
0/1/6/0
OPS .816 .576 .749 .653 .601 .652 .651 .618 .827 .755
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 72/.769 14/.890 63/.700 112/.754 73/.477 99/.721 88/.592 10/.300 72/.883 .741
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 174/.836 17/.310 105/.776 136/.570 134/.669 166/.613 136/.690 18/.764 129/.796 .765
Road 139/.774 13/.580 78/1.052 122/.428 90/.597 140/.623 108/.646 9/.476 110/.964
Last 28d days 101/.812 13/.580 27/.569 41/.483 33/.560 53/.621 46/.445 19/.273 39/.807
HR/SB/CS 9/5/1 0/0/0 7/0/2 7/9/0 3/2/2 4/9/4 1/2/2 0/2/0 9/2/1 122/97/45
Usage ·····X·· X····X·· X··X···o oo·o··oX oo·X···o Xo·Xo··o 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.