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Game Preview: KCR @ BOS, 1:35pm, Monday, August 27, 2012 @Fenway Park

Royals, 56-70, 56-70 3rd, 15 GB, 13½ GB in WC

SP: Luke Hochevar (28, RHP, 7-11, 4.95)

2012 Gamelogs / 2012 Splits / vs. BOS Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2012 (7-11) 145.1 148 87 80 46 110 18 4.95
2011 (11-11) 198.0 192 110 103 62 128 23 4.68
2010 (6-6) 103.0 110 61 55 37 76 9 4.81
Last 7 GS 1-3 42.1 37 27 21 13 35 7 4.46 51
2012-08-21 @TBR ND 8.0 1 0 0 3 10 0 105 87
2012-08-16 OAK L 7.0 4 3 3 3 5 2 103 59
2012-08-10 @BAL L 5.1 7 7 7 2 2 3 90 26
2012-08-05 TEX ND 6.0 4 5 1 1 4 0 106 55
2012-07-31 CLE W 6.0 7 3 3 3 6 0 101 49
2012-07-25 @LAA L 3.0 9 8 6 1 2 1 63 14
2012-07-20 MIN ND 7.0 5 1 1 0 6 1 109 69
Last 5 v.BOS 2-3 29.2 38 22 22 10 24 2 6.67 41
2011-08-18 BOS L 6.0 8 4 4 2 6 0 114 44
2011-07-28 @BOS W 7.0 6 2 2 1 6 0 103 62
2009-09-23 BOS L 5.0 8 6 6 3 5 0 94 29
2009-07-09 @BOS W 6.0 9 5 5 1 5 2 101 38
2008-08-06 BOS L 5.2 7 5 5 3 2 0 92 34
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   26-33   Road:   30-37   ExtrInn: 6-5 
 vsRHP:  38-46   vsLHP:  18-24   1-Run:  20-16
 vsEast: 16-20   vsCntrl:20-24   vsWest: 12-16 IL: 8-10

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
126 Sun, Aug 26  @BOS  L   6-8       56-70  3rd 15.0 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
 Last 10: 5-5    Last 20:12-8    Last 30:15-15
RedSox, 61-67, 61-67 4th, 13½ GB, 9½ GB in WC

SP: Daisuke Matsuzaka (31, RHP, 0-3, 6.65)

2012 Gamelogs / 2012 Splits / vs. KCR Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2012 (0-3) 23.0 23 17 17 8 20 4 6.65
2011 (3-3) 37.1 32 24 22 23 26 4 5.30
2010 (9-6) 153.2 137 84 80 74 133 13 4.69
Last 7 GS 1-3 33.1 33 26 26 17 26 5 7.02 43
2012-07-02 @OAK L 1.0 4 5 5 2 0 2 28 23
2012-06-26 TOR ND 5.2 6 1 1 1 5 0 100 57
2012-06-21 MIA ND 5.1 4 4 4 1 4 1 101 47
2012-06-15 @CHC L 6.0 4 3 3 3 3 0 93 52
2012-06-09 WSN L 5.0 5 4 4 1 8 1 80 48
2011-05-16 BAL ND 4.1 5 5 5 7 2 0 106 28
2011-05-08 MIN W 6.0 5 4 4 2 4 1 102 48
Last 5 v.KCR 2-1 17.1 14 7 7 15 18 1 3.63 52
2010-05-27 KCR L 4.2 2 3 3 8 1 0 112 41
2008-05-22 KCR W 5.2 6 3 3 6 7 0 118 46
2007-04-05 @KCR W 7.0 6 1 1 1 10 1 108 70
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   31-38   Road:   30-29   ExtrInn: 2-8 
 vsRHP:  36-51   vsLHP:  25-16   1-Run:  13-16
 vsEast: 20-28   vsCntrl:23-16   vsWest:  7-16 IL:11-7 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
128 Sun, Aug 26   KCR  W   8-6       61-67  4th 13.5 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
 Last 10: 4-6    Last 20: 8-12   Last 30:12-18
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Sun, Aug 26, 2012 BOS  8  KCR  6        W:Pedro Beato (1-0), L: Will Smith (4-6), S: Mark Melancon (1)
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)
Season Series: 2012 - tied 3-3; 2011 - BOS won 5-3; 2010 - BOS won 4-3; All-Time - Tied 218-218

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 (4.17 RS/G) vs. RedSox Pitchers (4.71 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS
G/S/vB
40.Bailey
G/S/vB
54.Beato
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 2/1.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 1/2.000 24/9 .333/.333/.417/.750 .600/1.000 .800 24/.750 0/0 0/0
16.Butler G/S/vP 3/2.000 4/.000 1/2.000 5/1.400 2/1.500 9/1.319 2/.000 5/1.400 9/.444 1/.000 527/373 .304/.370/.506/.876 1.087/.794 .906 108/.838 2/1 25/1
6.Cain G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 1/.000 2/.000 ··· 2/.000 ··· 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 177/114 .248/.294/.385/.679 .767/.631 .425 94/.617 5/0 5/3
1.Dyson* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 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 ··· 1/.000 1/.000 2/.000 1/.000 5/1.167 3/.000 4/.000 1/.000 1/.000 509/353 .304/.345/.408/.753 .669/.789 .646 108/.713 26/4 4/17
21.Francoeur G/S/vP 5/2.300 1/.000 1/no AB 2/.500 2/.000 14/.619 4/.500 3/.666 5/.400 1/no AB 485/338 .235/.285/.363/.647 .727/.614 .654 82/.672 3/6 11/1
9.Giavotella G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 2/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 99/50 .211/.242/.242/.485 .484/.485 .551 26/.385 0/0 0/4
4.Gordon* G/S/vP 6/.750 2/1.500 1/2.000 7/.286 1/2.000 11/1.344 1/.000 3/1.667 10/.550 1/.000 570/366 .293/.367/.439/.806 .622/.910 .796 107/.841 8/5 9/1
35.Hosmer* G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 1/.000 4/.583 ··· 6/1.167 4/1.500 2/4.000 2/.500 1/3.000 492/323 .241/.311/.374/.685 .603/.728 .665 87/.785 12/1 12/9
8.Moustakas* G/S/vP ··· 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/.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 ··· 2/1.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 185/127 .295/.319/.494/.813 1.053/.704 .862 84/.711 0/0 8/2
IP 23.0 4.1 6.1 54.0 34.1 33.1 76.1 31.2 42.2 28.0 TOTAL .266/.318/.403/.721 .704/.729 .691 .710 97/31 105/86
ERA-K/9 6.65/7.8 2.08/8.4 9.95/10.0 2.50/8.7 6.82/7.1 3.78/10.3 3.77/9.0 2.27/7.1 4.22/10.1 1.61/8.0 4.40/7.2

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Pena (49-16-5)
 Perez (17-12-1)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 100/.253 18/.235 29/.308 222/.227 151/.279 134/.197 325/.224 125/.198 186/.280 119/.292 .258  Francoeur
 Gordon
 Dyson
 Cain
 Hosmer
0/2/115/15
124/0/0/10
0/79/0/6
1/37/7/2
0/0/2/1
OPS .782 .513 .841 .666 .819 .584 .685 .623 .799 .711 .742
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 50/.758 7/1.071 6/1.000 96/.627 63/.891 86/.408 113/.490 60/.543 88/.772 45/.728 .726
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 50/.804 11/.182 23/.798 126/.695 88/.766 48/.899 212/.788 65/.688 98/.823 74/.701 .754
Home 65/.664 12/.500 25/.838 128/.750 95/.858 70/.590 149/.808 81/.628 94/.825 85/.632
Last 28d days / 18/.513 9/.819 42/.636 51/.642 35/.651 88/.794 50/.741 24/.975 59/.847
HR/SB/CS 4/6/0 0/0/0 1/0/1 5/2/2 7/0/1 3/0/0 11/8/2 4/3/2 5/3/1 1/3/1 142/92/27
Usage ·ooX···· X······· XX·X···· Xo·Xo··· ·Xo····X ···X···· ·o·X·X·· ·XoX·X·· ·X·oX··o
RedSox Batters (4.94 RS/G) vs. Royals Pitchers (4.56 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 44.Hochevar
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 2/1.000 ··· ··· ··· 3/.666 4/.500 2/.000 1/.000 3/1.667 4/.750 474/333 .256/.287/.404/.691 .749/.667 .704 75/.803 11/5 13/13
77.Ciriaco G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 1/.000 2/2.500 1/.000 1/2.000 3/2.334 2/2.000 141/95 .360/.374/.500/.874 .924/.850 .965 72/.945 9/0 2/3
2.Ellsbury* G/S/vP 20/.956 2/.000 2/.500 4/2.000 1/2.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· 3/.666 2/2.000 212/130 .269/.316/.365/.682 .667/.691 .759 111/.672 9/1 1/0
50.Gomez G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 1/2.000 ··· 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 1/no AB 3/.333 1/2.000 50/34 .304/.360/.457/.817 .598/.914 .928 19/.984 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 3/.000 ··· 2/1.500 ··· 4/.000 1/2.000 1/.000 1/2.000 3/.000 2/.000 54/32 .180/.241/.220/.461 .325/.557 .528 54/.461 0/0 0/1
22.Loney* G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 3/.666 ··· 364/281 .254/.300/.342/.642 .575/.662 .653 55/.625 0/3 4/6
34.Ortiz* G/S/vP 15/.900 ··· 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 15/1.283 ··· 4/1.250 2/.500 4/.250 3/.667 2/2.500 ··· 3/1.000 3/.000 495/338 .282/.338/.442/.780 .839/.753 .781 112/.942 12/4 12/3
26.Podsednik* G/S/vP 7/.453 ··· ··· 2/1.000 ··· 2/no AB 1/.000 1/.000 2/1.000 2/1.000 120/98 .370/.395/.444/.839 .879/.830 .934 50/.766 7/2 1/0
7.Ross G/S/vP ··· ··· 2/1.000 1/3.000 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 1/2.000 3/1.167 1/2.000 393/276 .278/.342/.520/.862 1.130/.750 .983 102/.883 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 68/.523 0/1 21/6
IP 145.1 8.1 41.0 61.2 52.1 66.0 52.0 6.2 61.2 47.0 TOTAL .270/.326/.437/.763 .793/.750 .811 .767 71/21 143/73
ERA-K/9 4.95/6.8 2.16/3.3 3.95/10.1 3.06/12.3 3.44/9.1 2.59/8.5 2.94/11.4 0.00/10.7 5.55/5.7 4.79/5.4 4.29/7.4

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Lavarnway (8-1-0)
 Saltalamacchia (65-16-5)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 616/.267 32/.241 172/.211 251/.201 208/.229 265/.247 224/.242 35/.276 272/.291 201/.280 .266  Ross
 Podsednik
 Ciriaco
 Ellsbury
21/7/66/7
14/17/4/1
0/1/2/0
0/47/0/0
OPS .779 .557 .763 .653 .598 .652 .651 .710 .835 .827 .757
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 339/.816 15/.829 64/.688 114/.758 73/.477 99/.721 88/.592 12/.250 80/.766 72/.883 .740
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 277/.735 17/.310 108/.806 137/.566 135/.664 166/.613 136/.690 23/.928 192/.864 129/.796 .769
Road 327/.786 14/.536 82/1.064 125/.434 91/.590 140/.623 108/.646 16/.745 165/.812 110/.964
Last 28d days 132/.710 14/.536 31/.670 44/.496 34/.542 53/.621 46/.445 26/.490 127/.853 39/.807
HR/SB/CS 18/14/7 0/0/0 8/0/2 7/9/0 3/2/2 4/9/4 1/2/2 0/2/0 10/6/1 9/2/1 124/98/45
Usage ·····X·· oX····X· XX··X··· ooo·o··o ooo·X··· ·Xo·Xo·· ·o···o·o X·····X· X·····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.