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Game Preview: BOS @ CHC, 7:15pm, Saturday, June 16, 2012 @Wrigley Field

RedSox, 31-33, 31-33 5th, 7½ GB, 6 GB in WC

SP: Jon Lester (28, LHP, 3-4, 4.57)

2012 Gamelogs / 2012 Splits / vs. CHC Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2012 (3-4) 80.2 85 46 41 25 62 7 4.57
2011 (15-9) 191.2 166 77 74 75 182 20 3.47
2010 (19-9) 208.0 167 81 75 83 225 14 3.25
Last 7 GS 2-2 43.2 52 27 22 8 37 4 4.53 48
2012-06-10 WSN ND 7.0 6 3 3 2 9 0 107 60
2012-06-05 BAL ND 6.0 8 4 2 1 5 0 99 48
2012-05-30 DET ND 6.2 10 4 4 0 7 0 120 45
2012-05-25 TBR L 4.0 6 7 7 3 4 3 81 23
2012-05-19 @PHI W 6.0 8 4 4 1 3 1 90 42
2012-05-14 SEA W 9.0 8 1 1 0 6 0 119 73
2012-05-09 @KCR L 5.0 6 4 1 1 3 0 108 47
Last 5 v.CHC 1-0 6.0 12 5 5 2 5 0 7.50 31
2011-05-20 CHC W 6.0 12 5 5 2 5 0 104 31
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   14-19   Road:   17-14   ExtrInn: 0-4 
 vsRHP:  19-24   vsLHP:  12-9    1-Run:   6-8 
 vsEast: 11-15   vsCntrl:13-8    vsWest:  3-4  IL: 4-6 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 64 Fri, Jun 15  @CHC  L   0-3       31-33  5th  7.5 gb
 63 Wed, Jun 13  @MIA  W  10-2       31-32  4th  6.5 gb
 62 Tue, Jun 12  @MIA  W   2-1       30-32  5th  6.5 gb
 61 Mon, Jun 11  @MIA  L   1-4       29-32  5th  6.5 gb
 60 Sun, Jun 10   WSN  L   3-4       29-31  5th  6.0 gb
 59 Sat, Jun  9   WSN  L   2-4       29-30  5th  5.0 gb
 58 Fri, Jun  8   WSN  L   4-7       29-29  5th  4.0 gb
 57 Thu, Jun  7   BAL  W   7-0       29-28  5th  3.0 gb
 56 Wed, Jun  6   BAL  L   1-2       28-28  5th  4.0 gb
 55 Tue, Jun  5   BAL  L   6-8 (10)  28-27  5th  3.0 gb
 Last 10: 3-7    Last 20: 9-11   Last 30:16-14
Cubs, 22-42, 22-42 6th, 14½ GB, 14½ GB in WC

SP: Jeff Samardzija (27, RHP, 5-4, 3.96)

2012 Gamelogs / 2012 Splits / vs. BOS Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2012 (5-4) 72.2 73 34 32 25 72 5 3.96
2011 (8-4) 88.0 64 35 29 50 87 5 2.97
2010 (2-2) 19.1 21 22 18 20 9 4 8.38
Last 7 GS 2-3 41.0 44 20 20 15 40 4 4.39 51
2012-06-09 @MIN L 3.2 9 8 8 1 1 0 78 11
2012-06-04 @SFG ND 5.0 7 2 2 5 6 0 110 46
2012-05-29 SDP W 7.0 8 3 3 1 8 1 93 56
2012-05-23 @HOU L 6.0 6 2 2 2 4 0 90 54
2012-05-18 CHW L 7.1 6 3 3 2 8 2 113 60
2012-05-13 @MIL ND 5.0 3 1 1 2 6 0 91 61
2012-05-07 ATL W 7.0 5 1 1 2 7 1 105 68
Has never faced BOS as starter.
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   14-17   Road:    8-25   ExtrInn: 2-4 
 vsRHP:  19-29   vsLHP:   3-13   1-Run:   7-16
 vsEast:  5-10   vsCntrl: 9-20   vsWest:  5-5  IL: 3-7 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 64 Fri, Jun 15   BOS  W   3-0       22-42  6th 14.5 gb
 63 Thu, Jun 14   DET  L   3-5       21-42  6th 14.5 gb
 62 Wed, Jun 13   DET  L   4-8       21-41  6th 13.5 gb
 61 Tue, Jun 12   DET  W   4-3       21-40  6th 12.5 gb
 60 Sun, Jun 10  @MIN  W   8-2       20-40  6th 12.5 gb
 59 Sat, Jun  9  @MIN  L   3-11      19-40  6th 13.5 gb
 58 Fri, Jun  8  @MIN  L   7-8 (10)  19-39  6th 13.5 gb
 57 Thu, Jun  7  @MIL  L   3-4 (10)  19-38  6th 12.5 gb
 56 Wed, Jun  6  @MIL  L   0-8       19-37  6th 12.5 gb
 55 Tue, Jun  5  @MIL  W  10-0       19-36  6th 11.5 gb
 Last 10: 4-6    Last 20: 7-13   Last 30: 8-22
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Fri, Jun 15, 2012 CHC  3  BOS  0        W:Ryan Dempster (3-3), L: Daisuke Matsuzaka (0-2), S: Carlos Marmol (3)

Sun, May 22, 2011 BOS  5  CHC  1        W:Tim Wakefield (1-1), L: James Russell (1-5), S: none
Sat, May 21, 2011 CHC  9 @BOS  3        W:Sean Marshall (2-0), L: Matt Albers (0-2), S: none
Fri, May 20, 2011 BOS 15  CHC  5        W:Jon Lester (6-1), L: Doug Davis (0-2), S: Scott Atchison (1)
Sun, Jun 12, 2005 BOS  8 @CHC  1        W:Tim Wakefield (5-6), L: Glendon Rusch (5-2), S: none
Sat, Jun 11, 2005 CHC  7  BOS  6        W:Todd Wellemeyer (2-1), L: Wade Miller (2-2), S: Ryan Dempster (8)
Fri, Jun 10, 2005 CHC 14  BOS  6        W:Greg Maddux (5-3), L: Bronson Arroyo (4-3), S: none
Season Series: 2012 - CHC over 1-0; 2011 - BOS won 2-1; 2010 -  0-0; All-Time - CHC leads 4-3

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
RedSox Batters (4.98 RS/G) vs. Cubs Pitchers (4.55 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 29.Samardzija
G/S/vB
54.Camp
G/S/vB
27.Coleman
G/S/vB
60.Corpas
G/S/vB
49.Marmol
G/S/vB
40.Russell*
G/S/vB
37.Asencio
G/S/vB
36.Wells
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
3.Aviles G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 269/188 .263/.282/.416/.698 .904/.612 .731 97/.551 8/3 8/5
28.Gonzalez* G/S/vP 1/2.000 4/2.000 3/5.000 14/1.571 6/1.500 5/.800 1/.000 9/.476 281/174 .263/.313/.408/.721 .743/.706 .694 101/.669 0/0 5/2
54.McDonald G/S/vP 1/.000 4/.000 ··· 1/no AB ··· ··· ··· 3/.666 84/43 .211/.305/.380/.685 .671/.698 .715 19/.878 1/1 2/0
64.Middlebrooks G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 132/82 .290/.333/.492/.825 .925/.766 .816 64/.749 2/1 6/4
66.Nava# G/S/vP ··· 2/1.500 ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 120/83 .295/.425/.484/.909 .691/1.008 .802 80/.827 2/0 2/1
34.Ortiz* G/S/vP 1/3.000 16/1.396 ··· ··· 1/.000 4/.500 1/.000 1/.000 269/172 .306/.387/.583/.970 .921/.997 .806 99/.855 0/1 15/0
15.Pedroia G/S/vP 1/.000 14/1.071 ··· 1/.000 1/.000 3/.666 ··· 1/no AB 266/185 .271/.331/.404/.735 .657/.768 .749 80/.488 3/2 5/1
26.Podsednik* G/S/vP ··· 6/1.167 ··· 1/.000 6/1.500 ··· ··· 3/1.334 62/55 .382/.397/.491/.887 .733/.904 .854 62/.887 6/1 1/0
5.Punto# G/S/vP 2/2.000 6/1.167 ··· ··· 5/.400 ··· 1/.000 2/2.000 83/70 .209/.333/.299/.632 .413/.674 .885 37/.867 3/0 1/2
39.Saltalamacchia# G/S/vP 1/no AB 6/.500 ··· ··· 3/.666 3/2.334 ··· ··· 178/149 .247/.287/.512/.799 .660/.824 .693 74/.690 0/0 11/6
10.Shoppach G/S/vP ··· 3/.333 ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 88/46 .280/.372/.533/.905 .882/.926 .850 25/1.179 1/0 3/1
12.Sweeney* G/S/vP ··· 4/.833 ··· ··· 1/2.000 ··· ··· ··· 179/159 .299/.337/.413/.750 .325/.801 .787 49/.660 0/0 0/2
20.Youkilis G/S/vP 2/.000 20/.775 ··· ··· 1/.000 4/1.167 ··· ··· 149/109 .212/.295/.341/.636 .830/.569 .561 77/.637 0/0 4/2
IP 72.2 33.2 15.0 5.0 18.2 30.2 30.1 20.1 TOTAL .266/.326/.436/.762 .780/.755 .738 .706 26/12 72/31
ERA-K/9 3.96/8.9 3.21/7.2 4.80/5.4 1.80/7.2 5.79/10.1 2.64/7.6 5.64/6.8 4.43/4.4 4.33/7.1

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Saltalamacchia (36-6-2)
 Shoppach (12-5-4)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 309/.264 142/.256 68/.311 20/.176 94/.208 134/.250 127/.261 97/.276 .249  Nava
 McDonald
 Sweeney
 Gonzalez
 Podsednik
28/0/0/4
19/4/7/2
0/14/41/2
0/0/16/1
4/14/0/0
OPS .717 .724 .832 .675 .727 .774 .818 .878 .729
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 154/.745 60/.739 34/1.175 4/1.833 47/.747 44/.729 58/.799 44/1.124 .707
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 155/.689 82/.713 34/.529 16/.414 47/.707 90/.796 69/.833 53/.673 .744
Home 141/.634 68/.731 37/.562 5/1.400 52/.710 71/.777 64/.844 39/.889
Last 28d days 101/.875 51/.795 37/.908 20/.675 34/.674 54/.670 40/1.139 53/.884
HR/SB/CS 5/7/2 3/2/2 2/1/0 1/0/0 2/3/0 3/2/1 4/3/1 1/2/1 57/58/11
Usage ······X· ·X·X···X ···o··X· ··X···o· X·Xo···· Xo·X·X·X ··X···Xo ·o·····X
Cubs Batters (3.69 RS/G) vs. RedSox Pitchers (4.63 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 31.Lester*
G/S/vB
91.Aceves
G/S/vB
32.Albers
G/S/vB
48.Atchison
G/S/vB
37.Melancon
G/S/vB
30.Miller*
G/S/vB
46.Morales*
G/S/vB
44.Padilla
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
3.Baker G/S/vP 4/2.000 ··· 1/.000 2/.000 1/.000 4/2.000 2/1.500 1/.000 76/28 .239/.303/.343/.646 .625/.681 .353 36/.690 1/1 1/1
15.Barney G/S/vP 4/.750 3/1.167 1/2.000 1/.000 4/.500 2/no AB 2/1.500 1/.000 236/179 .275/.325/.404/.728 .508/.799 .873 87/.729 4/0 3/2
1.Campana* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 2/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 145/118 .269/.312/.308/.619 .631/.615 .667 55/.448 23/3 0/0
45.Cardenas* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 35/32 .152/.200/.303/.503 1.000/.454 .000 22/.673 0/0 0/2
53.Castillo G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/no AB ··· ··· 29/25 .185/.241/.370/.612 2.000/.377 .795 / 0/0 1/0
13.Castro G/S/vP 4/.000 3/.000 1/2.000 2/.000 2/1.500 ··· 2/1.500 4/.750 277/209 .292/.307/.420/.727 .747/.721 .683 105/.688 16/6 5/11
51.Clevenger* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 69/54 .284/.304/.403/.707 .133/.870 1.144 46/.440 0/0 0/1
9.DeJesus* G/S/vP 17/.185 1/no AB 3/1.667 4/1.250 1/no AB 4/2.250 ··· 15/1.321 254/196 .264/.365/.389/.754 .447/.840 .811 95/.710 2/5 2/1
5.Johnson G/S/vP 6/.833 1/.000 1/3.000 3/.000 1/.000 ··· 4/.000 3/.666 114/64 .298/.360/.433/.792 .804/.783 .608 52/.951 1/0 2/0
6.LaHair* G/S/vP 2/.000 ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 5/.600 207/174 .298/.382/.564/.945 .457/1.035 .891 64/.719 1/1 12/3
16.Mather G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 116/67 .264/.322/.415/.737 .813/.679 .824 65/.652 2/1 3/3
12.Soriano G/S/vP 6/1.000 2/1.000 6/.334 2/.000 5/.400 ··· 3/.666 7/.286 240/183 .276/.325/.498/.823 .846/.816 .822 97/1.016 1/1 12/0
24.Valbuena* G/S/vP 2/.000 ··· 1/no AB ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 6/6 .000/.000/.000/.000 /.000 .000 6/.000 0/0 0/1
IP 80.2 31.2 27.0 35.0 4.0 13.1 23.2 24.0 TOTAL .246/.303/.381/.684 .604/.710 .689 .681 51/22 49/47
ERA-K/9 4.57/6.9 4.83/9.9 2.00/6.0 1.29/7.5 24.75/4.5 2.03/10.8 3.04/7.6 4.50/8.6 4.34/7.4

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Castillo (4-1-1)
 Clevenger (17-1-1)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 343/.272 137/.229 104/.208 135/.206 24/.500 50/.136 102/.236 104/.292 .256  DeJesus
 Soriano
 Campana
 Mather
 Johnson
 Cardenas
 Baker
 LaHair
0/1/59/5
56/0/0/3
0/40/1/1
12/11/0/0
15/14/7/0
2/0/0/0
1/0/5/0
1/0/0/0
OPS .751 .666 .592 .498 1.842 .447 .649 .774 .733
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 96/.665 76/.668 42/.733 64/.507 11/2.192 29/.432 45/.548 49/.551 .728
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 247/.784 61/.660 62/.504 71/.490 13/1.552 21/.462 57/.725 55/.976 .738
Road 162/.647 50/.604 46/.709 37/.324 14/1.095 21/.598 43/.533 61/.708
Last 28d days 105/.858 52/.576 35/.649 43/.504 6/.167 28/.542 37/.459 27/.630
HR/SB/CS 7/5/0 3/3/0 3/2/1 1/2/0 5/0/1 1/0/0 2/0/0 2/1/1 68/48/11
Usage ·····X·· ···o·XX· ··o····X o····X·o X···o··· ··X····o ······X· ··oX····

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.