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Game Preview: BOS @ OAK, 4:05pm, Wednesday, July 4, 2012 @The Coliseum

RedSox, 42-39, 42-39 4th, 6½ GB, 3 GB in WC

SP: Aaron Cook (33, RHP, 2-1, 4.32)

2012 Gamelogs / 2012 Splits / vs. OAK Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2012 (2-1) 16.2 16 10 8 1 2 1 4.32
2011 (3-10) 97.0 127 67 65 37 48 9 6.03
2010 (6-8) 127.2 147 77 72 52 62 11 5.08
Last 7 GS 2-4 37.0 44 29 26 10 21 3 6.32 42
2012-06-29 @SEA W 9.0 2 0 0 0 2 0 81 85
2012-06-24 ATL W 5.0 6 3 2 0 0 0 79 45
2012-05-05 BAL L 2.2 8 7 6 1 0 1 48 15
2011-09-21 SDP L 5.0 6 4 4 2 8 0 78 45
2011-09-04 @SDP L 6.0 4 3 3 4 2 0 93 50
2011-08-30 @ARI L 4.1 7 6 6 2 6 1 76 29
2011-08-24 HOU ND 5.0 11 6 5 1 3 1 76 25
Last 5 v.OAK 1-0 16.0 13 2 2 2 9 1 1.13 69
2009-06-28 @OAK W 8.0 9 1 1 1 4 0 110 63
2006-06-21 OAK ND 8.0 4 1 1 1 5 1 95 74
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   21-21   Road:   21-18   ExtrInn: 1-5 
 vsRHP:  24-30   vsLHP:  18-9    1-Run:   9-11
 vsEast: 13-16   vsCntrl:13-8    vsWest:  5-8  IL:11-7 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 81 Tue, Jul  3  @OAK  L   2-3       42-39  4th  6.5 gb
 80 Mon, Jul  2  @OAK  L   1-6       42-38  3rd  6.5 gb
 79 Sun, Jul  1  @SEA  W   2-1 (10)  42-37  3rd  6.5 gb
 78 Sat, Jun 30  @SEA  L   2-3 (11)  41-37  3rd  6.5 gb
 77 Fri, Jun 29  @SEA  W   5-0       41-36  3rd  5.5 gb
 76 Thu, Jun 28  @SEA  L   0-1       40-36  3rd  6.5 gb
 75 Wed, Jun 27   TOR  W  10-4       40-35  3rd  6.5 gb
 74 Tue, Jun 26   TOR  W   5-1       39-35  4th  6.5 gb
 73 Mon, Jun 25   TOR  L   6-9       38-35  4th  6.5 gb
 72 Sun, Jun 24   ATL  W   9-4       38-34  4th  5.5 gb
 Last 10: 5-5    Last 20:13-7    Last 30:16-14
Athletics, 40-42, 40-42 3rd, 10½ GB, 5½ GB in WC

SP: A.J. Griffin (24, RHP, 0-0, 1.50)

2012 Gamelogs / 2012 Splits / vs. BOS Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2012 (0-0) 12.0 5 2 2 3 8 1 1.50
Last 7 GS 0-0 12.0 5 2 2 3 8 1 1.50 66
2012-06-29 @TEX ND 6.0 2 0 0 2 4 0 109 70
2012-06-24 SFG ND 6.0 3 2 2 1 4 1 104 61
Has never faced BOS as starter.
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   21-19   Road:   19-23   ExtrInn: 4-2 
 vsRHP:  29-26   vsLHP:  11-16   1-Run:   9-12
 vsEast:  8-8    vsCntrl: 8-11   vsWest: 14-15 IL:10-8 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 82 Tue, Jul  3   BOS  W   3-2       40-42  3rd 10.5 gb
 81 Mon, Jul  2   BOS  W   6-1       39-42  3rd 11.5 gb
 80 Sun, Jul  1  @TEX  W   3-1       38-42  3rd 12.0 gb
 79 Sat, Jun 30  @TEX  L   2-7       37-42  3rd 13.0 gb
 78 Fri, Jun 29  @TEX  L   3-4       37-41  3rd 12.0 gb
 77 Thu, Jun 28  @TEX  L   6-7       37-40  3rd 11.0 gb
 76 Wed, Jun 27  @SEA  W   2-1       37-39  3rd 10.0 gb
 75 Tue, Jun 26  @SEA  L   2-3       36-39  3rd 10.0 gb
 74 Mon, Jun 25  @SEA  W   1-0       36-38  3rd  9.0 gb
 73 Sun, Jun 24   SFG  W   4-2       35-38  3rd 10.0 gb
 Last 10: 6-4    Last 20:13-7    Last 30:18-12
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Tue, Jul 03, 2012 OAK  3  BOS  2        W:Jerry Blevins (2-0), L: Alfredo Aceves (0-6), S: none
Mon, Jul 02, 2012 OAK  6  BOS  1        W:Jarrod Parker (5-3), L: Daisuke Matsuzaka (0-3), S: none
Wed, May 02, 2012 OAK  4 @BOS  2        W:Brandon McCarthy (2-3), L: Daniel Bard (2-3), S: Brian Fuentes (1)
Tue, May 01, 2012 OAK  5 @BOS  3        W:Jarrod Parker (1-0), L: Felix Doubront (1-1), S: Jordan Norberto (1)
Mon, Apr 30, 2012 BOS 11  OAK  6        W:Clay Buchholz (3-1), L: Tommy Milone (3-2), S: none

Sat, Aug 27, 2011 BOS  4  OAK  0        W:Alfredo Aceves (9-1), L: Graham Godfrey (1-2), S: none
Sat, Aug 27, 2011 BOS  9  OAK  3        W:Jon Lester (14-6), L: Guillermo Moscoso (6-8), S: none
Fri, Aug 26, 2011 OAK 15 @BOS  5        W:Gio Gonzalez (11-11), L: Tim Wakefield (6-6), S: none
Sun, Jun 05, 2011 BOS  6  OAK  3        W:John Lackey (3-5), L: Brett Anderson (3-6), S: Daniel Bard (1)
Sat, Jun 04, 2011 BOS  9  OAK  8 (14)   W:Alfredo Aceves (3-1), L: Guillermo Moscoso (2-1), S: none
Season Series: 2012 - OAK over 4-1; 2011 - BOS won 6-2; 2010 - OAK won 5-4; All-Time - BOS leads 1056-865

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 (5.05 RS/G) vs. Athletics Pitchers (3.72 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 64.Griffin
G/S/vB
50.Balfour
G/S/vB
54.Blackley*
G/S/vB
13.Blevins*
G/S/vB
48.Cook
G/S/vB
62.Doolittle*
G/S/vB
53.Miller
G/S/vB
77.Norberto*
G/S/vB
58.Scribner
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
3.Aviles G/S/vP ··· 2/1.000 ··· 4/.250 ··· ··· 1/.000 2/3.500 ··· 329/229 .264/.285/.415/.700 .886/.621 .721 87/.653 9/4 9/8
50.Gomez G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 2/1 .000/.000/.000/.000 .000/.000 .000 / 0/0 0/0
28.Gonzalez* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 4/.500 2/.500 1/.000 1/no AB 6/.667 1/2.000 352/221 .275/.324/.406/.730 .760/.712 .688 105/.749 0/0 6/3
55.Kalish* G/S/vP ··· 1/no AB ··· 2/1.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· 50/39 .250/.280/.292/.572 .636/.552 .542 50/.572 1/1 0/2
23.Lillibridge G/S/vP ··· 1/no AB ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· 78/44 .155/.208/.169/.377 .149/.565 .402 19/.105 7/2 0/0
64.Middlebrooks G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 185/119 .298/.335/.538/.873 .842/.890 .752 75/.828 3/1 10/7
66.Nava# G/S/vP ··· 2/4.000 ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· 184/129 .293/.410/.460/.870 .585/.991 .752 79/.811 3/0 3/1
34.Ortiz* G/S/vP ··· 10/.775 ··· 6/1.000 2/1.500 1/.000 2/no AB ··· ··· 339/217 .301/.389/.599/.989 .972/.997 .809 100/1.036 0/1 21/0
15.Pedroia G/S/vP ··· 8/.708 ··· 7/1.881 2/.500 1/.000 3/2.500 2/.000 1/no AB 338/231 .266/.326/.400/.726 .703/.737 .714 109/.623 6/3 6/1
5.Punto# G/S/vP ··· 3/1.167 ··· 2/.000 ··· ··· 2/1.000 2/.500 ··· 104/86 .184/.294/.253/.547 .410/.577 .731 30/.531 4/0 1/2
7.Ross G/S/vP ··· 4/1.250 ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 212/145 .280/.355/.559/.915 1.140/.814 .870 60/.996 1/1 12/0
39.Saltalamacchia# G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 ··· 2/.000 1/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 230/191 .250/.300/.538/.838 .618/.883 .788 75/.695 0/0 16/6
10.Shoppach G/S/vP ··· 2/.500 ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 2/.500 ··· ··· 105/50 .267/.359/.522/.881 .845/.920 .776 27/.776 1/0 4/2
IP 12.0 39.1 53.1 34.1 35.0 12.2 25.1 30.2 4.2 TOTAL .267/.328/.442/.770 .780/.766 .722 .738 35/15 96/45
ERA-K/9 1.50/6.0 3.43/6.9 3.38/5.2 2.36/7.3 1.54/9.5 2.84/14.9 1.78/7.8 3.23/6.7 0.00/9.6 3.47/6.4

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Saltalamacchia (46-10-3)
 Shoppach (15-6-4)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 44/.122 158/.188 211/.241 135/.216 138/.106 51/.255 108/.217 125/.190 16/.133 .242  Nava
 Ross
 Gonzalez
 Kalish
 Lillibridge
45/0/0/4
19/7/34/3
0/0/18/1
0/15/0/0
16/8/2/0
OPS .377 .590 .628 .675 .415 .605 .649 .567 .388 .685
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 23/.221 85/.595 54/.486 63/.725 67/.374 16/1.110 48/.445 47/.499 5/.200 .731
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 21/.554 73/.583 157/.676 72/.627 71/.451 35/.388 60/.812 78/.601 11/.455 .648
Home 22/.468 69/.474 101/.597 72/.746 50/.293 29/.546 58/.641 66/.671 10/.100
Last 28d days 44/.377 48/.442 122/.567 42/.686 43/.583 47/.660 46/.620 23/.626 16/.388
HR/SB/CS 1/0/0 3/2/2 1/1/4 4/1/3 0/2/2 0/1/0 2/6/0 1/2/2 0/0/0 65/51/31
Usage ····X··· ··X·X·o· ··X····X X·o·o··o ··o·o·X· ·X···X·· X····X·X X··X·X·· ·····o··
Athletics Batters (3.77 RS/G) vs. RedSox Pitchers (4.42 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 35.Cook
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
59.Mortensen
G/S/vB
44.Padilla
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
22.Carter G/S/vP ··· 1/2.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 12/3 .455/.500/1.091/1.591 1.319/2.333 1.000 12/1.591 0/0 2/2
52.Cespedes G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· 3/.000 1/.000 203/142 .270/.330/.486/.817 .786/.829 1.011 59/.813 4/2 9/1
4.Crisp# G/S/vP 3/.666 3/.000 5/.400 4/1.000 1/.000 3/.666 ··· 2/.500 16/1.000 228/164 .223/.291/.302/.593 .483/.637 .634 104/.852 16/1 3/2
31.Gomes G/S/vP 14/1.714 ··· ··· 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 2/.000 1/.000 3/.666 170/82 .239/.359/.451/.810 .817/.801 .781 43/.964 2/1 8/1
18.Hicks G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 22/5 .143/.182/.238/.420 .364/.600 .750 22/.420 0/0 0/1
7.Inge G/S/vP ··· 3/.000 8/.833 2/1.000 1/.000 ··· ··· 3/.000 11/.764 199/124 .203/.276/.367/.644 .700/.610 .729 97/.595 0/0 7/6
37.Moss* G/S/vP 1/2.000 1/2.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/no AB 2/1.000 ··· 82/63 .257/.329/.662/.991 .711/1.079 .856 79/1.032 0/0 9/4
36.Norris G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 2/1.000 ··· 32/20 .333/.375/.533/.908 .500/1.172 .779 32/.908 1/0 2/0
2.Pennington# G/S/vP ··· 5/.650 6/1.100 7/1.238 ··· ··· ··· 4/.833 6/1.867 292/211 .206/.272/.298/.569 .393/.641 .530 82/.692 11/3 3/7
16.Reddick* G/S/vP ··· 2/.000 3/.666 1/.000 2/.000 ··· 2/.000 3/.000 1/no AB 338/232 .258/.338/.520/.858 .870/.852 .837 98/.819 8/0 19/2
15.Smith* G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/3.000 2/.000 ··· ··· 3/.000 6/.667 252/211 .252/.369/.438/.807 .783/.812 .833 78/1.020 2/1 8/0
8.Suzuki G/S/vP 4/1.000 3/1.334 9/.347 6/.334 ··· 2/.000 ··· 1/.000 13/1.615 243/180 .210/.247/.258/.505 .603/.470 .432 60/.457 1/0 0/2
19.Weeks# G/S/vP ··· 2/.000 2/1.500 3/.333 1/.000 ··· ··· 2/.000 1/no AB 337/224 .214/.305/.306/.612 .666/.583 .606 105/.562 11/5 2/8
IP 16.2 41.2 32.0 43.0 11.2 19.0 41.2 20.0 31.0 TOTAL .224/.301/.366/.667 .657/.672 .662 .753 63/17 80/53
ERA-K/9 4.32/1.1 4.32/8.6 2.53/5.3 1.47/6.5 9.26/6.2 1.89/9.5 2.59/9.5 1.35/6.8 3.48/9.0 4.12/7.2

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Norris (6-4-1)
 Suzuki (34-20-4)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 65/.250 174/.237 126/.216 166/.208 55/.327 71/.172 173/.223 71/.164 133/.264 .253  Reddick
 Cespedes
 Crisp
 Smith
 Gomes
0/7/71/8
7/33/0/2
16/36/0/2
38/0/8/2
25/0/1/0
OPS .637 .631 .640 .508 1.035 .489 .595 .511 .707 .718
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 43/.767 97/.657 49/.842 76/.495 27/1.273 46/.428 71/.534 37/.395 64/.603 .721
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 22/.374 77/.596 77/.523 90/.518 28/.806 25/.606 102/.635 34/.631 69/.800 .715
Road 28/.143 75/.658 56/.639 51/.356 26/.781 30/.517 89/.487 29/.521 79/.667
Last 28d days 49/.408 49/.512 32/.650 42/.450 37/.420 28/.526 80/.459 38/.478 35/.552
HR/SB/CS 1/0/1 3/3/0 5/3/2 1/2/0 5/0/1 1/0/0 2/3/0 2/1/1 2/1/1 82/61/16
Usage ····X··· X·oX···o ··o····· ··X··o·o ·X·o··o· ···X·o·o ·····X·· ·X····o· 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.