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Game Preview: BOS @ KCR, 8:10pm, Wednesday, May 9, 2012 @Kauffman Stadium

RedSox, 12-17, 12-17 5th, 6½ GB, 5 GB in WC

SP: Jon Lester (28, LHP, 1-2, 4.62)

2012 Gamelogs / 2012 Splits / vs. KCR Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2012 (1-2) 37.0 33 19 19 17 25 3 4.62
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 1-2 43.0 37 21 21 21 30 4 4.40 52
2012-05-04 BAL ND 6.0 5 3 3 3 2 1 99 49
2012-04-28 @CHW W 7.0 5 0 0 1 7 0 122 73
2012-04-23 @MIN ND 7.0 6 5 5 4 4 1 112 45
2012-04-17 TEX L 2.0 8 7 7 4 2 1 80 10
2012-04-11 @TOR L 8.0 3 3 3 2 6 0 116 68
2012-04-05 @DET ND 7.0 6 1 1 3 4 0 107 62
2011-09-28 @BAL ND 6.0 4 2 2 4 5 1 93 57
Last 5 v.KCR 4-0 35.1 18 3 3 14 31 0 0.76 71
2011-08-21 @KCR W 6.0 3 1 1 4 3 0 113 61
2011-07-25 KCR ND 5.1 7 1 1 2 6 0 89 54
2010-05-30 KCR W 7.0 4 1 1 4 5 0 105 66
2009-07-10 KCR W 8.0 4 0 0 2 8 0 115 80
2008-05-19 KCR W 9.0 0 0 0 2 9 0 130 94
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:    4-10   Road:    8-7    ExtrInn: 0-3 
 vsRHP:   7-13   vsLHP:   5-4    1-Run:   3-3 
 vsEast:  4-8    vsCntrl: 7-5    vsWest:  1-4  IL: 0-0 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 29 Tue, May  8  @KCR  L   4-6       12-17  5th  6.5 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
 Last 10: 3-7    Last 20: 8-12   Last 30:12-17
Royals, 10-19, 10-19 4th, 7 GB, 7 GB in WC

SP: Bruce Chen (35, LHP, 0-4, 4.98)

2012 Gamelogs / 2012 Splits / vs. BOS Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2012 (0-4) 34.1 34 20 19 7 22 5 4.98
2011 (12-8) 155.0 152 71 65 50 97 18 3.77
2010 (12-7) 140.1 136 68 65 57 98 17 4.17
Last 7 GS 0-4 42.1 42 20 19 9 26 5 4.04 52
2012-05-04 NYY L 6.2 9 6 6 1 4 2 93 35
2012-04-29 @MIN L 2.2 6 6 6 2 1 0 62 21
2012-04-23 TOR L 7.0 6 3 3 2 3 2 106 54
2012-04-17 DET L 7.0 6 2 2 0 7 0 108 64
2012-04-11 @OAK ND 5.0 4 3 2 2 3 1 102 50
2012-04-06 @LAA ND 6.0 3 0 0 0 4 0 75 70
2011-09-28 @MIN ND 8.0 8 0 0 2 4 0 115 68
Last 5 v.BOS 0-3 20.0 29 20 19 13 19 5 8.55 36
2011-07-27 @BOS L 4.0 10 10 10 3 3 3 114 2
2010-05-30 @BOS ND 4.0 2 1 1 2 5 0 75 57
2009-07-12 @BOS L 3.0 6 3 3 3 2 0 78 34
2006-05-16 BOS ND 4.0 5 4 3 2 4 2 95 40
2006-04-08 BOS L 5.0 6 2 2 3 5 0 99 49
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:    3-13   Road:    7-6    ExtrInn: 0-2 
 vsRHP:  10-14   vsLHP:   0-5    1-Run:   3-6 
 vsEast:  3-7    vsCntrl: 4-9    vsWest:  3-3  IL: 0-0 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 29 Tue, May  8   BOS  W   6-4       10-19  4th  7.0 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
 Last 10: 5-5    Last 20: 7-13   Last 30:10-19
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
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)
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)
Season Series: 2012 - tied 1-1; 2011 - BOS won 5-3; 2010 - BOS won 4-3; All-Time - Tied 216-216

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 (5.48 RS/G) vs. Royals Pitchers (5.10 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 52.Chen*
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
32.Mazzaro
G/S/vB
50.Mijares*
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
3.Aviles G/S/vP ··· 2/.000 1/.000 ··· 2/.000 2/.000 ··· 3/1.667 132/96 .260/.300/.455/.755 1.138/.622 .710 113/.798 4/3 5/3
23.Byrd G/S/vP 4/1.000 1/2.000 5/.650 ··· 1/2.000 2/.000 ··· 3/.666 108/77 .186/.222/.196/.418 .781/.333 .558 85/.482 0/2 0/1
28.Gonzalez* G/S/vP 3/.666 4/1.500 15/.515 2/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· 4/1.000 134/85 .280/.343/.390/.733 .740/.728 .824 106/.728 0/0 2/0
54.McDonald G/S/vP 4/1.667 3/.666 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 2/1.000 ··· 64/35 .182/.281/.364/.645 .660/.631 .617 54/.709 1/1 2/0
64.Middlebrooks G/S/vP ··· 2/1.500 ··· 1/5.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 23/15 .409/.435/1.000/1.435 2.000/1.114 2.667 23/1.435 1/0 3/2
34.Ortiz* G/S/vP 24/.722 4/1.250 1/.000 1/no AB 2/1.000 ··· 3/.000 3/.000 127/83 .372/.433/.673/1.106 1.284/1.005 .946 101/1.200 0/1 7/
15.Pedroia G/S/vP 5/2.350 5/2.400 2/1.000 ··· 2/.500 2/.500 5/1.600 4/1.250 138/99 .309/.384/.504/.888 .636/.982 .964 110/.872 3/2 4/1
5.Punto# G/S/vP 10/1.056 ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 37/29 .138/.297/.172/.470 .708/.406 .628 26/.269 0/0 0/1
7.Ross G/S/vP 1/2.000 2/.000 3/1.334 1/3.000 ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 116/83 .250/.310/.471/.781 .833/.762 .712 95/.833 0/1 5/0
39.Saltalamacchia# G/S/vP 3/.000 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 4/.250 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 2/.000 ··· 6/.167 50/25 .238/.347/.405/.752 .701/.804 .519 41/.807 1/0 0/0
12.Sweeney* G/S/vP 2/.000 ··· ··· ··· 1/2.000 1/.000 ··· 4/.500 95/84 .360/.389/.528/.918 .273/1.005 .939 75/.853 0/0 0/1
IP 34.1 9.1 10.2 16.1 14.0 16.1 14.1 TOTAL .273/.333/.455/.788 .866/.757 .778 .824 10/9 34/13
ERA-K/9 4.98/5.8 2.89/5.8 1.69/5.9 3.86/12.1 3.21/8.4 3.31/8.3 /0.0 2.51/8.2 4.89/7.0

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Saltalamacchia (12-3-2)
 Shoppach (3-1-3)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 140/.260 43/.368 43/.229 68/.222 56/.200 63/.217 / 61/.278 .277  McDonald
 Byrd
 Ross
 Sweeney
15/2/3/2
0/28/0/1
17/7/11/1
0/0/24/0
OPS .766 .971 .648 .693 .546 .737 .717 .798
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 38/.716 17/.878 21/.583 30/.800 22/.432 23/.895 / 31/.472 .789
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 102/.784 26/1.032 22/.702 38/.615 34/.620 40/.646 / 30/.977 .805
Home 83/.758 20/1.278 18/.669 31/1.023 29/.395 37/.634 / 34/.934
Last 28d days 100/.836 43/.971 29/.593 52/.748 42/.505 51/.584 / 48/.762
HR/SB/CS 5/2/2 1/0/2 0/0/1 3/5/0 1/0/1 4/1/0 // 1/1/1 28/23/12
Usage ····X··· ·X···X·· o····Xo· ·o·oo·oX ·X···oo· XX·X··oo X··X·oo·
Royals Batters (3.97 RS/G) vs. RedSox Pitchers (5.76 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
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 15/.733 5/1.350 6/2.167 1/2.000 5/1.000 9/1.319 2/.000 4/1.833 8/.250 123/96 .296/.341/.530/.872 .576/.954 .760 98/.841 0/1 6/
1.Dyson* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/2.000 54/40 .306/.333/.367/.701 .742/.686 .658 54/.701 3/1 0/2
2.Escobar G/S/vP 4/.250 3/.000 3/.666 ··· ··· 4/1.000 3/.000 3/.000 1/.000 107/87 .265/.292/.402/.694 .600/.717 .845 82/.748 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 8/.125 5/.900 8/.875 3/.666 14/.357 13/.672 4/.500 2/1.000 3/.666 116/95 .252/.310/.336/.647 .722/.631 .628 93/.604 0/2 0/0
17.Getz* G/S/vP 5/.000 1/2.000 4/1.750 ··· 1/no AB ··· 2/.000 2/1.000 4/.000 68/51 .288/.338/.424/.762 .502/.852 .705 53/.815 5/1 0/1
4.Gordon* G/S/vP 9/.000 2/1.500 4/1.750 ··· 1/no AB 10/1.275 1/.000 2/.500 10/.550 130/95 .265/.362/.434/.795 .805/.792 .751 105/.884 1/1 4/0
35.Hosmer* G/S/vP 6/1.167 3/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· 5/1.000 4/1.500 2/4.000 1/.000 127/94 .181/.252/.353/.605 .445/.661 .609 99/.572 1/1 5/2
12.Maier* G/S/vP 3/1.000 2/.000 2/1.500 1/.000 2/.000 ··· ··· 2/2.000 2/.500 47/43 .200/.319/.350/.669 1.250/.603 .536 40/.619 1/0 1/0
8.Moustakas* G/S/vP 3/1.167 3/.000 ··· ··· ··· 5/.900 3/.666 2/.000 1/2.000 112/92 .311/.366/.534/.900 .979/.883 .993 93/.980 1/0 4/2
27.Pena# G/S/vP 5/.800 1/.000 2/1.000 ··· 5/.800 2/.000 ··· 2/.500 1/.000 54/41 .250/.278/.346/.624 .385/.702 .756 43/.668 0/0 0/1
33.Quintero G/S/vP 2/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· 3/.000 2/.500 ··· ··· 3/.666 57/51 .235/.298/.392/.690 .333/.720 .570 46/.541 0/1 1/2
IP 37.0 11.2 14.2 20.0 4.2 1.2 11.0 6.1 13.1 TOTAL .260/.317/.413/.730 .618/.762 .737 .745 20/11 23/18
ERA-K/9 4.62/6.1 6.17/13.1 1.84/4.3 1.35/6.3 1.93/7.7 0.00/21.2 4.91/5.7 1.42/15.7 6.08/9.5 5.35/7.1

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Pena (9-8-1)
 Quintero (14-4-1)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 153/.244 55/.261 55/.196 77/.197 18/.143 5/.000 49/.302 22/.136 59/.309 .272  Francoeur
 Gordon
 Dyson
 Maier
0/0/28/5
28/0/0/1
0/12/0/0
0/11/1/0
OPS .712 .762 .588 .501 .548 .000 .693 .455 .865 .789
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 43/.461 27/.854 23/.798 34/.584 9/.778 3/.000 18/.410 12/.167 26/.615 .781
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 110/.813 28/.671 32/.446 43/.436 9/.347 2/.000 31/.859 10/.800 33/1.075 .795
Road 111/.570 21/.929 20/.774 24/.333 4/1.250 1/.000 17/.364 / 31/.534
Last 28d days 97/.830 47/.608 50/.539 61/.537 18/.548 5/.000 40/.796 22/.455 42/.995
HR/SB/CS 3/1/0 1/0/0 2/1/0 1/0/0 0/1/0 0/0/0 0/0/0 1/0/0 2/1/0 39/15/4
Usage ····X··· ··X·X··· o·X·X·oX ··XXo··X ··X·o··X o·X····· ··X·X··· ···X··X· ·XX·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.