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

RedSox, 12-16, 12-16 5th, 6½ GB, 5 GB in WC

SP: Daniel Bard (27, RHP, 2-3, 4.38)

2012 Gamelogs / 2012 Splits / vs. KCR Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2012 (2-3) 24.2 26 13 12 12 20 1 4.38
2011 (2-9) 73.0 46 29 27 24 74 5 3.33
2010 (1-2) 74.2 45 18 16 30 76 6 1.93
Last 7 GS 1-3 24.0 26 13 12 11 20 1 4.50 48
2012-05-02 OAK L 5.1 8 4 4 2 1 0 101 35
2012-04-27 @CHW W 7.0 6 3 2 1 6 1 96 60
2012-04-16 TBR L 6.2 4 1 1 7 7 0 111 62
2012-04-10 @TOR L 5.0 8 5 5 1 6 0 96 36
Has never faced KCR as starter.
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:    4-10   Road:    8-6    ExtrInn: 0-3 
 vsRHP:   7-13   vsLHP:   5-3    1-Run:   3-3 
 vsEast:  4-8    vsCntrl: 7-4    vsWest:  1-4  IL: 0-0 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 28 Mon, May  7  @KCR  W  11-5       12-16  5th  6.5 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
 Last 10: 4-6    Last 20: 9-11   Last 30:12-16
Royals, 9-19, 9-19 4th, 8 GB, 8 GB in WC

SP: Danny Duffy (23, LHP, 2-2, 3.57)

2012 Gamelogs / 2012 Splits / vs. BOS Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2012 (2-2) 22.2 19 9 9 12 26 2 3.57
2011 (4-8) 105.1 119 66 66 51 87 15 5.64
Last 7 GS 3-2 39.1 35 21 21 20 41 4 4.81 50
2012-05-03 NYY W 5.1 6 2 2 2 6 0 90 52
2012-04-22 TOR L 4.2 5 4 4 5 5 0 113 38
2012-04-16 DET L 6.2 7 3 3 1 7 2 106 54
2012-04-10 @OAK W 6.0 1 0 0 4 8 0 103 74
2011-09-06 @OAK W 6.1 4 3 3 3 4 0 119 54
2011-09-01 @DET ND 5.0 6 5 5 3 4 1 92 36
2011-08-27 @CLE ND 5.1 6 4 4 2 7 1 102 45
Last 5 v.BOS 0-1 9.2 11 8 8 5 8 1 7.45 41
2011-08-21 BOS L 6.0 5 2 2 2 3 1 102 55
2011-07-26 @BOS ND 3.2 6 6 6 3 5 0 102 27
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:    2-13   Road:    7-6    ExtrInn: 0-2 
 vsRHP:   9-14   vsLHP:   0-5    1-Run:   3-6 
 vsEast:  2-7    vsCntrl: 4-9    vsWest:  3-3  IL: 0-0 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 28 Mon, May  7   BOS  L   5-11       9-19  4th  8.0 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
 Last 10: 5-5    Last 20: 6-14   Last 30: 9-19
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
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)
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
Season Series: 2012 - BOS over 1-0; 2011 - BOS won 5-3; 2010 - BOS won 4-3; All-Time - BOS leads 216-215

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 (5.54 RS/G) vs. Royals Pitchers (5.14 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 23.Duffy*
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 ··· 2/.000 ··· ··· 2/.000 1/.000 ··· 3/1.667 127/94 .261/.296/.454/.750 1.096/.636 .694 111/.790 4/3 5/3
23.Byrd G/S/vP ··· 1/2.000 5/.650 ··· 1/2.000 1/.000 ··· 2/.000 104/76 .173/.212/.184/.395 .686/.337 .523 84/.439 0/1 0/1
28.Gonzalez* G/S/vP 6/.833 4/1.500 15/.515 2/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· 3/.666 130/85 .270/.331/.374/.705 .661/.728 .769 106/.665 0/0 2/0
54.McDonald G/S/vP 6/1.500 3/.666 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 62/35 .189/.290/.377/.668 .713/.631 .673 55/.695 1/1 2/0
64.Middlebrooks G/S/vP ··· 2/1.500 ··· 1/5.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 22/15 .381/.409/.952/1.361 1.857/1.114 2.600 22/1.361 1/0 3/2
34.Ortiz* G/S/vP 2/3.000 4/1.250 ··· 1/no AB 2/1.000 ··· ··· 2/.000 122/82 .380/.443/.685/1.128 1.340/1.018 .976 100/1.180 0/1 7/
15.Pedroia G/S/vP 5/1.400 5/2.400 1/2.000 ··· 2/.500 1/no AB ··· 4/1.250 133/97 .311/.383/.513/.896 .596/1.003 .985 109/.861 3/2 4/1
5.Punto# G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 34/29 .148/.294/.185/.479 .900/.406 .670 23/.261 0/0 0/1
7.Ross G/S/vP ··· 2/.000 3/1.334 1/3.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 112/83 .257/.313/.485/.798 .905/.762 .744 94/.849 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 57/.844 0/0 4/3
10.Shoppach G/S/vP 3/.000 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 5/.200 46/24 .237/.356/.421/.777 .707/.841 .522 40/.775 1/0 0/0
12.Sweeney* G/S/vP 3/1.167 ··· ··· ··· 1/2.000 ··· 1/no AB 3/.666 93/83 .368/.398/.540/.938 .300/1.018 .981 73/.877 0/0 0/1
IP 22.2 9.1 9.2 16.1 14.0 14.2 5.1 12.1 TOTAL .273/.332/.457/.789 .857/.765 .781 .807 10/8 34/13
ERA-K/9 3.57/10.3 2.89/5.8 1.86/6.5 3.86/12.1 3.21/8.4 3.68/8.0 3.38/8.5 2.92/7.3 4.96/7.1

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

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 94/.232 43/.368 40/.250 68/.222 56/.200 58/.236 21/.263 54/.277 .277  McDonald
 Byrd
 Ross
 Sweeney
14/2/3/2
0/27/0/1
16/7/10/1
0/0/23/0
OPS .708 .971 .703 .693 .546 .803 .860 .738 .800
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 20/.300 17/.878 20/.617 30/.800 22/.432 22/.937 11/.384 28/.450 .787
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 74/.830 26/1.032 20/.780 38/.615 34/.620 36/.721 10/1.300 26/1.059 .810
Home 73/.802 20/1.278 15/.819 31/1.023 29/.395 32/.735 8/.875 27/1.044
Last 28d days 73/.802 43/.971 33/.683 59/.691 42/.505 50/.624 21/.860 46/.784
HR/SB/CS 2/2/1 1/0/2 0/0/1 3/5/0 1/0/1 4/1/0 1/0/0 1/1/0 28/23/11
Usage ····X··· X···X··· ····Xo·· o·oo·oX· X···oo·· X·X··oo· ·X·o··o· ··X·oo··
Royals Batters (3.89 RS/G) vs. RedSox Pitchers (5.75 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 51.Bard
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 6/.833 5/1.350 5/1.267 1/2.000 5/1.000 9/1.319 2/.000 4/1.833 8/.250 119/92 .288/.336/.505/.841 .576/.918 .691 100/.835 0/1 5/
1.Dyson* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/2.000 50/36 .326/.340/.391/.731 .742/.727 .700 50/.731 3/1 0/2
2.Escobar G/S/vP 1/.000 3/.000 3/.666 ··· ··· 4/1.000 3/.000 3/.000 1/.000 104/84 .273/.301/.414/.715 .600/.744 .896 85/.745 7/1 1/3
19.Falu# G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 4/4 .500/.500/1.000/1.500 /1.500 1.500 4/1.500 0/0 0/0
21.Francoeur G/S/vP 3/.000 5/.900 7/1.000 3/.666 14/.357 13/.672 4/.500 2/1.000 3/.666 112/91 .250/.304/.337/.640 .722/.622 .614 95/.602 0/2 0/0
17.Getz* G/S/vP 1/.000 1/2.000 4/1.750 ··· 1/no AB ··· 2/.000 2/1.000 4/.000 65/48 .276/.317/.414/.731 .502/.813 .637 54/.752 5/1 0/0
4.Gordon* G/S/vP 3/1.000 2/1.500 4/1.750 ··· 1/no AB 10/1.275 1/.000 2/.500 10/.550 126/91 .273/.365/.445/.811 .805/.813 .777 107/.938 1/1 4/0
35.Hosmer* G/S/vP 3/.000 3/.000 ··· ··· ··· 5/1.000 4/1.500 2/4.000 1/.000 123/90 .179/.252/.357/.609 .445/.669 .616 101/.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 44/.559 1/0 1/0
8.Moustakas* G/S/vP ··· 3/.000 ··· ··· ··· 4/1.167 3/.666 2/.000 1/2.000 108/89 .313/.370/.545/.916 1.032/.890 1.028 94/.969 1/0 4/2
27.Pena# G/S/vP 2/.000 1/.000 2/1.000 ··· 5/.800 2/.000 ··· 2/.500 1/.000 53/40 .255/.283/.353/.636 .385/.720 .786 47/.676 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 44/.520 0/0 1/2
IP 24.2 11.2 14.0 20.0 4.2 1.1 11.0 6.1 13.1 TOTAL .260/.316/.415/.731 .621/.764 .739 .742 20/10 22/17
ERA-K/9 4.38/7.3 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 6.08/9.5 5.31/7.2

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Pena (9-7-1)
 Quintero (14-4-1)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 112/.265 55/.261 52/.188 77/.197 18/.143 4/.000 49/.302 22/.136 59/.309 .273  Francoeur
 Gordon
 Dyson
 Maier
0/0/27/5
27/0/0/1
0/11/0/0
0/11/1/0
OPS .735 .762 .521 .501 .548 .000 .693 .455 .865 .792
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 52/.743 27/.854 22/.837 34/.584 9/.778 2/.000 18/.410 12/.167 26/.615 .791
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 60/.727 28/.671 30/.305 43/.436 9/.347 2/.000 31/.859 10/.800 33/1.075 .792
Road 56/.681 21/.929 17/.607 24/.333 4/1.250 / 17/.364 / 31/.534
Last 28d days 88/.726 47/.608 47/.463 61/.537 18/.548 4/.000 40/.796 22/.455 42/.995
HR/SB/CS 1/4/0 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··Xo ·X·o··X· ·X······ ·X·X···o ··X··X·· XX·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.