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Game Preview: BOS @ KCR, 8:10pm, Monday, May 7, 2012 @Kauffman Stadium

RedSox, 11-16, 11-16 5th, 7½ GB, 7 GB in WC

SP: Felix Doubront (24, LHP, 1-1, 5.19)

2012 Gamelogs / 2012 Splits / vs. KCR Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2012 (1-1) 26.0 28 15 15 12 30 3 5.19
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 1-3 36.1 40 21 19 18 38 3 4.71 48
2012-05-01 OAK L 4.0 6 5 5 2 8 0 94 36
2012-04-26 @CHW W 6.0 5 3 3 3 2 1 110 49
2012-04-21 NYY ND 6.0 4 1 1 3 7 1 99 64
2012-04-15 TBR ND 5.0 9 4 4 1 7 1 96 39
2012-04-09 @TOR ND 5.0 4 2 2 3 6 0 101 54
2010-07-16 TEX L 4.2 7 4 2 2 5 0 92 41
2010-07-06 @TBR L 5.2 5 2 2 4 3 0 100 50
Has never faced KCR as starter.
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:    4-10   Road:    7-6    ExtrInn: 0-3 
 vsRHP:   7-13   vsLHP:   4-3    1-Run:   3-3 
 vsEast:  4-8    vsCntrl: 6-4    vsWest:  1-4  IL: 0-0 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 27 Sun, May  6   BAL  L   6-9 (17)  11-16  5th  7.5 gb
 26 Sat, May  5   BAL  L   2-8       11-15  5th  7.0 gb
 25 Fri, May  4   BAL  L   4-6 (13)  11-14  5th  7.0 gb
 24 Wed, May  2   OAK  L   2-4       11-13  5th  5.5 gb
 23 Tue, May  1   OAK  L   3-5       11-12  5th  4.5 gb
 22 Mon, Apr 30   OAK  W  11-6       11-11  5th  3.5 gb
 21 Sun, Apr 29  @CHW  L   1-4       10-11  5th  3.5 gb
 20 Sat, Apr 28  @CHW  W   1-0       10-10  5th  2.5 gb
 19 Fri, Apr 27  @CHW  W  10-3        9-10  5th  3.5 gb
 18 Thu, Apr 26  @CHW  W  10-3        8-10  5th  3.5 gb
 Last 10: 4-6    Last 20: 9-11   Last 30:11-16
Royals, 9-18, 9-18 4th, 6½ GB, 9 GB in WC

SP: Jonathan Sanchez (29, LHP, 1-1, 5.24)

2012 Gamelogs / 2012 Splits / vs. BOS Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2012 (1-1) 22.1 19 13 13 19 15 0 5.24
2011 (4-7) 101.1 80 54 48 66 102 9 4.26
2010 (13-9) 193.1 142 74 66 96 205 21 3.07
Last 7 GS 1-2 29.1 24 19 18 24 21 1 5.52 46
2012-05-02 @DET ND 5.0 1 0 0 2 2 0 82 65
2012-04-24 @CLE L 4.2 4 4 4 7 5 0 115 38
2012-04-18 DET ND 5.0 4 2 2 3 3 0 97 51
2012-04-14 CLE ND 2.2 6 5 5 4 1 0 75 23
2012-04-08 @LAA W 5.0 4 2 2 3 4 0 99 52
2011-08-16 @ATL ND 2.2 1 1 1 1 0 0 34 51
2011-08-10 PIT L 4.1 4 5 4 4 6 1 83 39
Last 5 v.BOS 1-0 5.1 3 3 3 4 6 1 5.06 52
2010-06-25 BOS W 5.1 3 3 3 4 6 1 108 52
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:    2-12   Road:    7-6    ExtrInn: 0-2 
 vsRHP:   9-14   vsLHP:   0-4    1-Run:   3-6 
 vsEast:  2-6    vsCntrl: 4-9    vsWest:  3-3  IL: 0-0 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 27 Sun, May  6   NYY  L   4-10       9-18  4th  6.5 gb
 26 Sat, May  5   NYY  W   5-1        9-17  4th  5.5 gb
 25 Fri, May  4   NYY  L   2-6        8-17  4th  6.5 gb
 24 Thu, May  3   NYY  W   4-3        8-16  4th  5.5 gb
 23 Wed, May  2  @DET  W   3-2        7-16  4th  5.5 gb
 22 Tue, May  1  @DET  L   3-9        6-16  4th  5.5 gb
 21 Sun, Apr 29  @MIN  L   4-7        6-15  4th  5.5 gb
 20 Fri, Apr 27  @MIN  W   7-6        6-14  4th  5.0 gb
 19 Thu, Apr 26  @CLE  W   4-2        5-14  4th  5.0 gb
 18 Wed, Apr 25  @CLE  W   8-2        4-14  5th  6.0 gb
 Last 10: 6-4    Last 20: 6-14   Last 30: 9-18
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
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
Tue, Jul 26, 2011 BOS 13  KCR  9        W:Alfredo Aceves (6-1), L: Nathan Adcock (1-1), S: none
Mon, Jul 25, 2011 KCR  3 @BOS  1 (14)   W:Louis Coleman (1-2), L: Randy Williams (0-1), S: Joakim Soria (18)
Sun, May 30, 2010 BOS  8  KCR  1        W:Jon Lester (6-2), L: Brad Thompson (0-4), S: none
Sat, May 29, 2010 BOS  1  KCR  0        W:Clay Buchholz (7-3), L: Zack Greinke (1-6), S: Jonathan Papelbon (12)
Season Series: 2012 -  0-0; 2011 - BOS won 5-3; 2010 - BOS won 4-3; All-Time - Tied 215-215

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 (5.33 RS/G) vs. Royals Pitchers (4.93 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 57.Sanchez*
G/S/vB
47.Adcock
G/S/vB
51.Broxton
G/S/vB
55.Collins*
G/S/vB
43.Crow
G/S/vB
40.Herrera
G/S/vB
46.Hottovy*
G/S/vB
50.Mijares*
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
3.Aviles G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 3/1.667 121/90 .265/.303/.469/.772 1.104/.665 .738 105/.817 3/3 5/3
23.Byrd G/S/vP 3/.000 ··· 5/.650 ··· ··· ··· ··· 2/.000 99/73 .161/.202/.172/.374 .775/.295 .493 83/.409 0/1 0/1
28.Gonzalez* G/S/vP 43/.687 2/2.000 15/.515 1/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· 3/.666 125/83 .264/.328/.373/.701 .661/.721 .766 106/.659 0/0 2/0
54.McDonald G/S/vP 2/.000 2/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 57/33 .184/.281/.388/.668 .746/.606 .675 50/.699 1/0 2/0
64.Middlebrooks G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 17/13 .313/.353/.625/.978 .750/1.051 17/.978 1/0 1/1
34.Ortiz* G/S/vP 1/.000 2/.500 ··· ··· 1/2.000 ··· ··· 2/.000 116/79 .365/.422/.654/1.076 1.204/1.012 .853 99/1.077 0/1 6/
15.Pedroia G/S/vP 2/.500 3/1.334 1/2.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 4/1.250 127/93 .302/.362/.474/.836 .594/.922 .867 108/.816 2/2 3/1
5.Punto# G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 34/29 .148/.294/.185/.479 .900/.406 .670 27/.307 0/0 0/1
7.Ross G/S/vP 7/.143 ··· 3/1.334 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 107/81 .258/.308/.485/.793 .829/.782 .727 93/.841 0/1 5/0
39.Saltalamacchia# G/S/vP ··· 2/1.000 1/.000 2/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 72/69 .235/.264/.485/.749 .000/.783 .810 61/.813 0/0 4/3
10.Shoppach G/S/vP 3/1.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 5/.200 41/21 .242/.375/.394/.769 .550/.979 .449 35/.767 1/0 0/0
12.Sweeney* G/S/vP 3/.666 ··· ··· ··· 1/2.000 ··· 1/no AB 3/.666 93/83 .368/.398/.540/.938 .300/1.018 .981 77/.891 0/0 0/1
IP 22.1 6.1 9.2 15.2 13.0 13.1 5.1 12.1 TOTAL .269/.326/.443/.768 .802/.757 .735 .781 8/7 30/12
ERA-K/9 5.24/6.1 2.84/4.3 1.86/6.5 2.30/12.0 3.46/7.6 3.38/8.1 3.38/8.5 2.92/7.3 4.73/6.9

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Saltalamacchia (12-3-2)
 Shoppach (3-0-3)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 108/.229 28/.292 40/.250 63/.203 51/.196 53/.255 21/.263 54/.277 .272  McDonald
 Byrd
 Ross
 Sweeney
13/2/3/2
0/26/0/1
16/7/9/1
0/0/23/0
OPS .717 .732 .703 .594 .535 .852 .860 .738 .778
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 34/.699 13/.724 20/.617 28/.806 21/.454 22/.937 11/.384 28/.450 .770
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 74/.725 15/.733 20/.780 35/.435 30/.593 31/.791 10/1.300 26/1.059 .784
Home 41/.908 5/.900 15/.819 26/.846 24/.345 27/.815 8/.875 27/1.044
Last 28d days 85/.765 28/.732 33/.683 54/.575 40/.447 45/.664 21/.860 46/.784
HR/SB/CS 0/2/1 0/0/1 0/0/1 2/4/0 1/0/1 4/1/0 1/0/0 1/1/0 24/21/10
Usage ····X··· ···X···X ···Xo··· ·oo·oX·· ···oo··· ·X··oo·· X·o··o·· ·X·oo···
Royals Batters (3.85 RS/G) vs. RedSox Pitchers (5.78 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 61.Doubront*
G/S/vB
91.Aceves
G/S/vB
32.Albers
G/S/vB
48.Atchison
G/S/vB
53.Hill*
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/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
16.Butler G/S/vP ··· 5/1.350 5/1.267 1/2.000 5/1.000 9/1.319 2/.000 4/1.833 7/.286 115/91 .296/.339/.519/.858 .596/.928 .716 99/.880 0/1 5/
1.Dyson* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 45/35 .293/.311/.366/.677 .633/.689 .606 45/.677 3/1 0/1
2.Escobar G/S/vP ··· 3/.000 3/.666 ··· ··· 4/1.000 3/.000 3/.000 ··· 100/83 .274/.303/.421/.724 .588/.753 .931 85/.721 7/1 1/3
21.Francoeur G/S/vP ··· 5/.900 7/1.000 3/.666 14/.357 13/.672 4/.500 2/1.000 2/.000 108/90 .248/.296/.337/.633 .771/.607 .598 94/.617 0/2 0/0
17.Getz* G/S/vP ··· 1/2.000 4/1.750 ··· 1/no AB ··· 2/.000 2/1.000 3/.000 61/47 .291/.339/.436/.775 .593/.832 .724 53/.759 5/1 0/0
4.Gordon* G/S/vP ··· 2/1.500 4/1.750 ··· 1/no AB 10/1.275 1/.000 2/.500 9/.619 121/90 .264/.355/.443/.799 .730/.822 .752 106/.907 1/1 4/0
35.Hosmer* G/S/vP ··· 3/.000 ··· ··· ··· 5/1.000 4/1.500 2/4.000 ··· 119/89 .185/.261/.370/.631 .493/.677 .660 101/.574 1/1 5/2
12.Maier* G/S/vP ··· 2/.000 2/1.500 1/.000 2/.000 ··· ··· 2/2.000 2/.500 47/43 .200/.319/.350/.669 1.250/.603 .536 46/.654 1/0 1/0
8.Moustakas* G/S/vP ··· 3/.000 ··· ··· ··· 4/1.167 3/.666 2/.000 ··· 104/88 .305/.365/.537/.902 1.038/.877 1.011 93/.957 1/0 4/2
27.Pena# G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 2/1.000 ··· 5/.800 2/.000 ··· 2/.500 ··· 49/39 .255/.286/.362/.647 .300/.739 .840 43/.693 0/0 0/1
33.Quintero G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 3/.000 2/.500 ··· ··· 3/.666 55/49 .224/.291/.388/.679 .333/.708 .542 47/.520 0/0 1/2
IP 26.0 11.2 14.0 20.0 4.2 1.1 11.0 6.1 10.2 TOTAL .259/.316/.418/.734 .615/.765 .744 .745 20/10 22/16
ERA-K/9 5.19/10.4 6.17/13.1 1.29/4.5 1.35/6.3 1.93/7.7 0.00/20.8 4.91/5.7 1.42/15.7 7.59/10.9 5.36/7.4

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Pena (7-6-1)
 Quintero (14-4-1)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 117/.269 55/.261 52/.188 77/.197 18/.143 4/.000 49/.302 22/.136 50/.304 .272  Francoeur
 Gordon
 Dyson
 Maier
0/0/26/5
26/0/0/1
0/10/0/0
0/11/1/0
OPS .802 .762 .521 .501 .548 .000 .693 .455 .903 .796
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 34/1.034 27/.854 22/.837 34/.584 9/.778 2/.000 18/.410 12/.167 20/.600 .794
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 83/.716 28/.671 30/.305 43/.436 9/.347 2/.000 31/.859 10/.800 30/1.121 .797
Road 49/.707 21/.929 17/.607 24/.333 4/1.250 / 17/.364 / 22/.477
Last 28d days 95/.840 47/.608 47/.463 61/.537 18/.548 4/.000 40/.796 22/.455 33/1.091
HR/SB/CS 3/3/0 1/0/0 1/1/0 1/0/0 0/1/0 0/0/0 0/0/0 1/0/0 2/1/0 38/15/3
Usage ·····X·· X·X···X· X·X·oX·· XXo··Xoo X·o··X·X X······· X·X···o· ·X··X··· X·o···o·

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.