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Game Preview: TOR @ BOS, 7:10pm, Saturday, September 8, 2012 @Fenway Park

Blue Jays, 62-75, 62-75 4th, 15½ GB, 15 GB in WC

SP: Aaron Laffey (27, LHP, 3-5, 4.46)

2012 Gamelogs / 2012 Splits / vs. BOS Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2012 (3-5) 78.2 77 42 39 27 42 14 4.46
2011 (3-2) 53.1 67 24 23 21 30 7 3.88
2010 (2-3) 55.2 62 30 28 28 28 1 4.53
Last 7 GS 2-4 41.0 44 26 25 14 21 8 5.49 45
2012-08-22 @DET L 6.0 5 3 2 3 2 0 90 51
2012-08-16 CHW L 6.0 4 3 3 1 5 3 91 56
2012-08-11 NYY L 5.2 7 5 5 4 2 1 98 33
2012-08-05 @OAK W 6.0 6 4 4 1 4 1 95 47
2012-07-31 @SEA L 4.2 9 7 7 2 0 1 75 16
2012-07-26 OAK ND 5.2 5 4 4 3 4 2 107 44
2012-07-20 @BOS W 7.0 8 0 0 0 4 0 88 65
Last 5 v.BOS 1-1 15.0 18 8 8 4 10 2 4.80 48
2012-07-20 @BOS W 7.0 8 0 0 0 4 0 88 65
2012-06-26 @BOS ND 6.0 3 0 0 2 2 0 82 66
2009-10-03 @BOS L 2.0 7 8 8 2 4 2 65 12
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   34-34   Road:   28-41   ExtrInn: 6-6 
 vsRHP:  46-50   vsLHP:  16-25   1-Run:  10-21
 vsEast: 22-31   vsCntrl:18-16   vsWest: 13-19 IL: 9-9 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
137 Fri, Sep  7  @BOS  W   7-5       62-75  4th 15.5 gb
136 Wed, Sep  5   BAL  W   6-4       61-75  5th 16.0 gb
135 Tue, Sep  4   BAL  L   0-12      60-75  5th 16.0 gb
134 Mon, Sep  3   BAL  L   0-4       60-74  5th 16.0 gb
133 Sun, Sep  2   TBR  L   4-9       60-73  5th 16.0 gb
132 Sat, Sep  1   TBR  L   4-5       60-72  5th 16.0 gb
131 Fri, Aug 31   TBR  W   2-1       60-71  5th 15.0 gb
130 Thu, Aug 30   TBR  W   2-0       59-71  5th 16.0 gb
129 Wed, Aug 29  @NYY  W   8-5       58-71  5th 16.5 gb
128 Tue, Aug 28  @NYY  L   1-2       57-71  5th 17.5 gb
 Last 10: 5-5    Last 20: 7-13   Last 30:10-20
RedSox, 63-76, 63-76 4th, 15½ GB, 15 GB in WC

SP: Daisuke Matsuzaka (31, RHP, 1-4, 6.15)

2012 Gamelogs / 2012 Splits / vs. TOR Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2012 (1-4) 33.2 35 24 23 14 30 6 6.15
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 1-4 33.2 35 24 23 14 30 6 6.15 46
2012-09-02 @OAK L 3.2 7 6 6 4 4 2 97 23
2012-08-27 KCR W 7.0 5 1 0 2 6 0 101 69
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
Last 5 v.TOR 2-0 32.1 25 11 11 8 28 4 3.06 59
2012-06-26 TOR ND 5.2 6 1 1 1 5 0 100 57
2011-04-18 TOR W 7.0 1 0 0 1 3 0 89 77
2010-08-21 TOR ND 8.0 6 4 4 3 8 1 109 59
2010-08-10 @TOR ND 5.2 6 4 4 3 7 2 110 45
2010-07-11 @TOR W 6.0 6 2 2 0 5 1 88 57
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   32-39   Road:   31-37   ExtrInn: 2-8 
 vsRHP:  38-57   vsLHP:  25-19   1-Run:  14-18
 vsEast: 20-29   vsCntrl:24-16   vsWest:  8-24 IL:11-7 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
139 Fri, Sep  7   TOR  L   5-7       63-76  4th 15.5 gb
138 Wed, Sep  5  @SEA  L   1-2       63-75  4th 15.0 gb
137 Tue, Sep  4  @SEA  W   4-3       63-74  4th 14.0 gb
136 Mon, Sep  3  @SEA  L   1-4       62-74  4th 15.0 gb
135 Sun, Sep  2  @OAK  L   2-6       62-73  4th 15.0 gb
134 Sat, Sep  1  @OAK  L   1-7       62-72  4th 15.0 gb
133 Fri, Aug 31  @OAK  L   2-20      62-71  4th 14.0 gb
132 Thu, Aug 30  @LAA  L   2-5       62-70  4th 14.0 gb
131 Wed, Aug 29  @LAA  L   3-10      62-69  4th 13.5 gb
130 Tue, Aug 28  @LAA  L   5-6       62-68  4th 13.5 gb
 Last 10: 1-9    Last 20: 5-15   Last 30: 9-21
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Fri, Sep 07, 2012 TOR  7 @BOS  5        W:Henderson Alvarez (8-12), L: Felix Doubront (10-8), S: none
Sun, Jul 22, 2012 TOR 15 @BOS  7        W:Henderson Alvarez (6-7), L: Jon Lester (5-8), S: none
Sat, Jul 21, 2012 TOR  7 @BOS  3        W:Carlos Villanueva (5-0), L: Aaron Cook (2-3), S: none
Fri, Jul 20, 2012 TOR  6 @BOS  1        W:Aaron Laffey (2-1), L: Josh Beckett (5-8), S: none
Wed, Jun 27, 2012 BOS 10  TOR  4        W:Jon Lester (5-5), L: Ricky Romero (8-2), S: none
Tue, Jun 26, 2012 BOS  5  TOR  1        W:Andrew Miller (2-0), L: Luis Perez (2-2), S: none
Mon, Jun 25, 2012 TOR  9 @BOS  6        W:Henderson Alvarez (4-6), L: Felix Doubront (8-4), S: Casey Janssen (8)
Sun, Jun 03, 2012 TOR  5  BOS  1        W:Drew Hutchison (5-2), L: Daniel Bard (5-6), S: none
Sat, Jun 02, 2012 BOS  7 @TOR  4        W:Felix Doubront (6-2), L: Kyle Drabek (4-6), S: Alfredo Aceves (14)
Fri, Jun 01, 2012 BOS  7 @TOR  2        W:Clay Buchholz (5-2), L: Henderson Alvarez (3-5), S: none
Season Series: 2012 - TOR over 8-5; 2011 - BOS won 10-8; 2010 - BOS won 12-6; All-Time - BOS leads 286-230

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
Blue Jays Batters (4.49 RS/G) vs. RedSox Pitchers (4.85 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 18.Matsuzaka
G/S/vB
91.Aceves
G/S/vB
40.Bailey
G/S/vB
32.Breslow*
G/S/vB
52.Carpenter
G/S/vB
53.Hill*
G/S/vB
37.Melancon
G/S/vB
30.Miller*
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
9.Arencibia G/S/vP 5/.000 5/.650 1/.000 2/.000 ··· 2/.000 2/.500 2/2.500 2/.000 1/.000 1/.000 303/220 .239/.275/.460/.734 .784/.715 .706 4/.000 1/0 16/4
11.Davis G/S/vP 8/1.125 5/1.000 ··· 2/.000 ··· 5/.200 2/1.000 ··· 3/.000 7/.929 2/1.500 400/256 .245/.306/.377/.683 .726/.659 .674 106/.575 40/11 7/8
10.Encarnacion G/S/vP 10/.650 7/.000 2/.500 2/2.500 1/no AB 19/.939 5/.733 6/1.667 2/.000 4/.750 3/.667 569/414 .283/.381/.568/.949 1.126/.886 .887 99/.973 13/3 38/4
5.Escobar G/S/vP 13/.462 3/.666 ··· 3/.666 1/.000 8/.250 4/1.000 11/.830 2/1.000 4/.750 1/.000 534/381 .253/.299/.345/.644 .660/.637 .623 74/.692 3/1 8/11
68.Gomes G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/3.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 90/56 .165/.225/.316/.541 .541/.534 .277 9/.347 0/0 3/0
43.Gose* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/no AB 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 96/79 .198/.266/.279/.545 .800/.493 .417 32/.646 12/2 0/1
3.Hechavarria G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 77/42 .229/.247/.314/.561 .418/.687 .523 58/.674 0/0 1/2
2.Johnson* G/S/vP 9/.111 2/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· 11/.955 2/.000 10/1.350 5/.000 9/1.000 ··· 524/369 .225/.314/.363/.677 .619/.702 .608 80/.548 10/2 14/10
13.Lawrie G/S/vP 3/1.000 5/.400 1/2.000 2/2.500 1/.000 1/2.000 1/2.000 3/.666 1/.000 1/2.000 3/.000 432/311 .281/.325/.415/.740 .901/.676 .701 5/.600 13/8 9/13
26.Lind* G/S/vP 29/.458 11/.473 2/.000 5/.200 ··· 6/.333 5/.933 2/.500 2/.000 7/1.714 1/.000 263/188 .228/.293/.378/.670 .494/.743 .654 45/.569 0/0 9/4
6.Mathis G/S/vP 7/.000 5/.000 2/.000 4/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 2/1.000 ··· 8/.250 2/.000 203/140 .203/.239/.385/.624 .676/.600 .469 64/.515 1/0 8/2
18.McCoy G/S/vP ··· 3/.333 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 2/.000 ··· 1/.000 1/.000 53/30 .184/.245/.265/.511 .673/.400 .516 44/.448 2/1 1/0
28.Rasmus* G/S/vP 3/.000 1/.000 4/.000 2/.000 1/.000 1/.000 3/1.167 3/.000 1/.000 1/.000 3/.000 544/387 .227/.291/.421/.712 .571/.767 .793 86/.401 4/3 22/6
14.Sierra G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 98/56 .258/.296/.419/.715 .833/.626 .701 74/.747 1/0 4/0
8.Torrealba G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 1/.000 4/.500 ··· 5/.650 1/.000 6/.334 ··· 11/.455 ··· 208/119 .238/.302/.346/.648 .580/.696 .697 26/.683 1/1 4/2
17.Vizquel# G/S/vP 6/.666 4/.000 1/.000 1/2.000 ··· 18/.544 1/2.000 ··· 2/1.000 7/1.167 1/2.000 138/102 .223/.263/.254/.517 .342/.579 .479 28/.629 3/2 0/3
IP 33.2 71.2 6.2 55.2 1.1 16.0 36.0 36.1 34.0 45.1 33.0 TOTAL .243/.308/.411/.719 .721/.718 .695 .631 108/38 178/89
ERA-K/9 6.15/8.0 4.65/8.2 1.35/6.7 3.07/8.9 0.00/6.9 2.25/7.3 7.50/7.0 3.47/10.9 2.12/7.9 4.37/9.5 1.64/8.5 4.57/7.3

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Arencibia (38-19-9)
 Gomes (0-0-0)
 Mathis (24-18-6)
 Torrealba (34-10-4)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 150/.263 304/.234 27/.200 234/.239 6/.000 66/.214 161/.290 148/.195 135/.207 196/.282 135/.266 .261  Davis
 Rasmus
 Sierra
 McCoy
 Vizquel
 Gose
 Encarnacion
 Gomes
100/6/16/6
0/126/0/5
0/0/24/3
2/4/3/1
1/0/0/0
1/11/19/0
3/0/0/0
4/0/0/0
OPS .799 .686 .539 .681 .333 .619 .861 .588 .621 .818 .650 .751
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 78/.905 162/.725 13/.885 104/.656 2/.500 40/.575 71/1.004 89/.407 63/.550 95/.807 52/.628 .744
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 72/.689 142/.643 14/.220 130/.699 4/.250 26/.679 90/.748 59/.863 72/.676 101/.829 83/.664 .757
Home 93/.625 154/.809 16/.450 128/.750 4/.250 44/.506 95/.858 70/.590 91/.624 95/.816 85/.632
Last 28d days 50/.836 63/.783 27/.539 31/.762 6/.333 9/.333 35/.860 31/.595 35/.718 25/.701 49/.606
HR/SB/CS 6/9/0 9/6/1 0/0/0 5/2/2 0/1/0 0/5/1 8/0/1 3/0/0 4/3/2 6/3/1 1/3/1 160/108/28
Usage ·····X·· ··X···XX ···X··o· ···o·o·X o···o··· o···X·o· ·····o·X ··o··X·· X······· ···o···X ···o·o·o
RedSox Batters (4.77 RS/G) vs. Blue Jays Pitchers (4.85 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 32.Laffey*
G/S/vB
58.Beck
G/S/vB
39.Carpenter
G/S/vB
34.Carreno
G/S/vB
50.Delabar
G/S/vB
54.Frasor
G/S/vB
44.Janssen
G/S/vB
64.Jenkins
G/S/vB
49.Lincoln
G/S/vB
62.Loup*
G/S/vB
31.Lyon
G/S/vB
38.Oliver*
G/S/vB
33.Villanueva
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
3.Aviles G/S/vP 13/.462 ··· ··· ··· ··· 2/.000 4/.000 ··· ··· ··· 1/no AB 1/no AB 1/.000 507/358 .253/.286/.392/.678 .749/.649 .695 76/.707 14/5 13/13
77.Ciriaco G/S/vP 3/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 2/1.000 182/125 .307/.322/.415/.737 .812/.703 .905 93/.664 11/0 2/5
56.De Jesus G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 39/17 .257/.308/.343/.651 .377/1.012 .890 2/.000 1/1 0/1
2.Ellsbury* G/S/vP 6/.334 ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 7/1.142 12/.817 ··· ··· 1/.000 1/no AB 4/1.000 6/.900 253/163 .257/.300/.354/.655 .630/.670 .778 103/.635 12/1 2/1
50.Gomez G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/5.000 1/2.000 ··· 69/40 .302/.348/.460/.808 .535/1.011 1.020 38/.884 0/0 2/5
58.Iglesias G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 22/13 .053/.143/.105/.248 .111/.348 .000 22/.248 0/0 0/1
55.Kalish* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 3/1.000 3/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 96/80 .222/.260/.256/.516 .775/.464 .516 11/.727 3/2 0/3
60.Lavarnway G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 1/2.000 ··· 85/55 .167/.224/.244/.467 .237/.599 .513 64/.506 0/0 1/1
22.Loney* G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 4/1.250 ··· 6/1.583 5/.450 4/1.000 400/312 .257/.301/.348/.648 .541/.679 .636 69/.737 0/3 5/6
15.Pedroia G/S/vP 11/1.122 1/.000 ··· ··· 2/2.500 12/.432 15/1.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 1/.000 9/.708 8/1.089 540/372 .290/.347/.449/.796 .869/.764 .784 107/1.019 15/5 13/5
26.Podsednik* G/S/vP 5/.200 ··· ··· ··· ··· 2/1.000 5/.650 ··· ··· ··· 7/.453 8/.500 4/.000 162/131 .329/.346/.383/.729 .829/.705 .927 88/.616 8/2 1/0
62.Quiroz G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 2/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· / /// / / / /
7.Ross G/S/vP 6/.334 ··· ··· ··· 1/no AB 4/.000 4/2.000 ··· 1/.000 1/.000 3/.666 3/.000 5/1.350 434/307 .279/.342/.513/.855 1.095/.758 .991 94/.784 1/1 20/1
39.Saltalamacchia# G/S/vP 11/.855 ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 8/1.911 7/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 2/.000 5/.900 5/1.000 389/341 .225/.285/.459/.745 .583/.768 .736 66/.650 0/1 23/7
IP 78.2 8.2 30.1 17.0 56.0 36.0 53.2 17.0 77.0 23.0 54.1 49.0 105.1 TOTAL .267/.322/.428/.750 .775/.739 .809 .704 83/22 151/83
ERA-K/9 4.46/4.8 7.27/6.2 7.12/8.3 6.35/5.3 3.70/12.5 4.00/11.2 2.52/9.6 4.24/4.2 3.16/8.5 3.52/6.7 3.15/9.9 1.65/8.6 3.42/9.1 4.61/7.2

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Lavarnway (15-1-0)
 Saltalamacchia (74-17-6)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 332/.256 42/.333 150/.351 75/.266 230/.184 154/.242 201/.186 74/.279 316/.239 90/.230 224/.236 187/.194 432/.226 .258  Ross
 Podsednik
 Ciriaco
 Ellsbury
 Kalish
21/7/76/7
23/18/4/2
2/1/2/0
0/57/0/0
2/20/6/0
OPS .772 .896 .922 .983 .674 .785 .559 .770 .710 .535 .641 .546 .686 .766
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 98/.723 20/1.172 60/1.097 38/.828 97/.491 68/.906 104/.458 27/.930 145/.641 46/.400 74/.634 89/.557 218/.756 .753
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 234/.792 22/.654 90/.808 37/1.116 133/.813 86/.693 97/.668 47/.676 171/.770 44/.676 150/.644 98/.536 214/.619 .776
Road 178/.715 10/.400 86/.907 66/1.045 113/.968 77/.877 95/.500 33/.855 199/.764 48/.523 121/.716 97/.474 184/.687
Last 28d days 73/.734 7/1.286 / / 59/.648 / 36/.663 60/.876 54/1.015 32/.774 37/.672 31/.669 121/.678
HR/SB/CS 14/1/2 1/1/0 4/3/0 6/3/2 12/2/1 5/5/2 7/3/2 3/2/0 11/9/2 0/1/1 5/10/2 3/7/3 14/6/5 173/66/38
Usage ·····X·· ···X···· ········ ········ X·X·X··X ········ ··X····o ·····X·· ····X·X· ···X··X· X··X··o· o·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.