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Game Preview: BOS @ OAK, 10:05pm, Friday, August 31, 2012 @The Coliseum

RedSox, 62-70, 62-70 4th, 14 GB, 12 GB in WC

SP: Aaron Cook (33, RHP, 3-7, 4.76)

2012 Gamelogs / 2012 Splits / vs. OAK Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2012 (3-7) 68.0 77 45 36 12 11 9 4.76
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 1-5 38.1 47 31 25 10 9 7 5.87 39
2012-08-25 KCR ND 6.0 7 3 3 1 0 0 72 45
2012-08-21 LAA L 5.0 11 5 4 1 4 1 85 30
2012-08-15 @BAL L 5.1 3 5 2 3 1 0 71 46
2012-08-06 TEX W 7.0 6 1 1 3 2 0 98 60
2012-08-01 DET L 4.2 9 6 6 0 0 2 86 22
2012-07-27 @NYY L 4.0 7 6 6 1 1 2 65 24
2012-07-21 TOR L 6.1 4 5 3 1 1 2 86 49
Last 5 v.OAK 1-1 22.0 22 5 5 3 9 2 2.05 59
2012-07-04 @OAK L 6.0 9 3 3 1 0 1 80 41
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:   32-38   Road:   30-32   ExtrInn: 2-8 
 vsRHP:  37-53   vsLHP:  25-17   1-Run:  13-17
 vsEast: 20-28   vsCntrl:24-16   vsWest:  7-19 IL:11-7 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
132 Thu, Aug 30  @LAA  L   2-5       62-70  4th 14.0 gb
131 Wed, Aug 29  @LAA  L   3-10      62-69  4th 13.5 gb
130 Tue, Aug 28  @LAA  L   5-6       62-68  4th 13.5 gb
129 Mon, Aug 27   KCR  W   5-1       62-67  4th 12.5 gb
128 Sun, Aug 26   KCR  W   8-6       61-67  4th 13.5 gb
127 Sat, Aug 25   KCR  L   9-10(12)  60-67  4th 13.5 gb
126 Fri, Aug 24   KCR  W   4-3       60-66  4th 13.5 gb
125 Thu, Aug 23   LAA  L  13-14(10)  59-66  4th 13.5 gb
124 Wed, Aug 22   LAA  L   3-7       59-65  4th 13.0 gb
123 Tue, Aug 21   LAA  L   3-5       59-64  4th 13.0 gb
 Last 10: 3-7    Last 20: 7-13   Last 30:11-19
Athletics, 73-57, 73-57 2nd, 4 GB, 1 up in WC

SP: Brandon McCarthy (28, RHP, 7-5, 3.12)

2012 Gamelogs / 2012 Splits / vs. BOS Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2012 (7-5) 101.0 102 39 35 23 69 9 3.12
2011 (9-9) 170.2 168 73 63 25 123 11 3.32
2009 (7-4) 97.1 96 55 50 36 65 13 4.62
Last 7 GS 4-2 43.0 40 17 16 7 29 4 3.35 55
2012-08-25 @TBR W 7.0 4 2 2 2 7 1 107 66
2012-08-20 MIN L 3.1 10 6 6 1 2 0 86 17
2012-08-15 @KCR L 6.2 7 3 2 0 4 0 94 54
2012-08-10 @CHW ND 6.0 6 3 3 1 4 3 85 51
2012-06-19 LAD W 7.0 2 0 0 1 5 0 81 77
2012-06-07 TEX W 7.0 3 1 1 0 5 0 88 72
2012-06-02 @KCR W 6.0 8 2 2 2 2 0 71 48
Last 5 v.BOS 2-2 24.2 22 15 15 14 14 1 5.47 46
2012-05-02 @BOS W 6.2 5 1 1 3 4 0 113 61
2008-09-07 BOS L 5.1 7 6 6 3 1 1 94 28
2007-07-02 @BOS L 3.2 6 4 4 3 1 0 81 31
2007-05-25 BOS ND 2.0 1 4 4 4 1 0 66 35
2005-09-05 @BOS W 7.0 3 0 0 1 7 0 121 77
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   39-27   Road:   34-30   ExtrInn: 9-3 
 vsRHP:  51-33   vsLHP:  22-24   1-Run:  20-15
 vsEast: 22-15   vsCntrl:22-16   vsWest: 19-18 IL:10-8 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
130 Thu, Aug 30  @CLE  W  12-7       73-57  2nd  4.0 gb
129 Wed, Aug 29  @CLE  W   8-4       72-57  2nd  4.5 gb
128 Tue, Aug 28  @CLE  W   7-0       71-57  2nd  5.5 gb
127 Mon, Aug 27  @CLE  W   3-0       70-57  2nd  5.5 gb
126 Sat, Aug 25  @TBR  W   4-2       69-57  2nd  6.0 gb
125 Fri, Aug 24  @TBR  W   5-4       68-57  2nd  6.0 gb
124 Thu, Aug 23  @TBR  L   0-5       67-57  2nd  6.0 gb
123 Wed, Aug 22   MIN  W   5-1       67-56  2nd  5.0 gb
122 Tue, Aug 21   MIN  W   4-1       66-56  2nd  5.0 gb
121 Mon, Aug 20   MIN  L   2-7       65-56  2nd  6.0 gb
 Last 10: 8-2    Last 20:14-6    Last 30:18-12
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Wed, Jul 04, 2012 OAK  3  BOS  2        W:Grant Balfour (2-2), L: Aaron Cook (2-2), S: Ryan Cook (8)
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)
Season Series: 2012 - OAK over 5-1; 2011 - BOS won 6-2; 2010 - OAK won 5-4; All-Time - BOS leads 1056-866

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 (4.90 RS/G) vs. Athletics Pitchers (3.72 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 32.McCarthy
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
40.Neshek
G/S/vB
58.Scribner
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
3.Aviles G/S/vP 8/.000 3/.666 ··· 4/.250 ··· ··· 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 485/341 .259/.288/.404/.693 .762/.664 .690 81/.779 12/5 13/13
77.Ciriaco G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/2.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 157/107 .336/.348/.461/.809 .889/.772 .662 79/.859 10/0 2/3
2.Ellsbury* G/S/vP 5/1.100 7/.786 ··· 3/.000 ··· ··· 2/.000 1/no AB 1/2.000 228/143 .268/.311/.376/.687 .643/.715 .584 110/.700 11/1 2/0
50.Gomez G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 57/38 .327/.386/.462/.848 .721/.909 .692 26/1.007 0/0 1/4
58.Iglesias G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 9/5 .000/.000/.000/.000 .000/.000 .000 9/.000 0/0 0/0
55.Kalish* G/S/vP ··· 2/.500 ··· 2/1.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 90/77 .202/.244/.238/.483 .641/.456 .455 20/.472 3/2 0/3
60.Lavarnway G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 66/41 .186/.258/.237/.495 .285/.631 .456 57/.498 0/0 0/1
22.Loney* G/S/vP 3/.000 ··· 4/.000 ··· 2/.500 ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 377/294 .262/.309/.356/.665 .575/.690 .679 63/.760 0/3 5/6
15.Pedroia G/S/vP 9/.555 8/.708 ··· 7/1.881 2/.500 1/.000 3/2.500 2/.000 1/no AB 511/351 .282/.339/.440/.779 .845/.749 .782 112/.985 12/5 12/5
26.Podsednik* G/S/vP 2/.000 1/3.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/2.000 ··· 137/112 .355/.374/.419/.793 .958/.757 .681 67/.693 7/2 1/0
7.Ross G/S/vP 3/.000 5/1.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 406/286 .277/.341/.514/.854 1.114/.748 .681 99/.854 1/1 19/1
39.Saltalamacchia# G/S/vP 3/.666 1/.000 ··· 2/.000 2/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 371/325 .229/.286/.465/.750 .610/.771 .754 72/.585 0/1 22/6
IP 101.0 60.1 95.0 54.0 56.1 30.2 35.2 8.1 21.1 TOTAL .270/.325/.435/.760 .791/.747 .703 .765 75/22 146/76
ERA-K/9 3.12/6.1 2.54/7.9 3.79/6.0 2.67/8.0 2.40/9.9 3.23/13.2 2.02/8.1 1.08/11.9 2.95/8.0 3.46/6.9

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Lavarnway (9-1-0)
 Saltalamacchia (66-16-5)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 426/.262 235/.159 384/.236 219/.212 225/.169 128/.250 151/.209 33/.138 89/.238 .243  Ross
 Podsednik
 Ciriaco
 Ellsbury
 Kalish
21/7/69/7
18/17/4/1
0/1/2/0
0/51/0/0
0/20/6/0
OPS .698 .511 .662 .657 .554 .621 .651 .518 .662 .677
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 227/.763 125/.495 115/.547 107/.576 110/.585 52/.853 74/.447 7/1.262 42/.907 .710
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 199/.624 110/.529 269/.712 112/.736 115/.526 76/.459 77/.853 26/.323 47/.452 .649
Home 205/.610 121/.411 177/.600 115/.810 107/.586 65/.529 67/.614 17/.118 44/.676
Last 28d days 101/.818 33/.352 78/.793 38/.816 40/.668 31/.534 9/.347 29/.596 32/.713
HR/SB/CS 9/13/3 4/2/2 7/2/4 6/4/3 4/4/2 0/4/0 4/6/0 1/1/0 2/1/0 113/80/41
Usage ·····X·· ···X·oX· ·X······ XoX····o ·X·o··X· ·X···oo· X······· ·oo····X X·o·····
Athletics Batters (4.15 RS/G) vs. RedSox Pitchers (4.73 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 35.Cook
G/S/vB
91.Aceves
G/S/vB
40.Bailey
G/S/vB
32.Breslow*
G/S/vB
37.Melancon
G/S/vB
30.Miller*
G/S/vB
44.Padilla
G/S/vB
63.Tazawa
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
22.Carter G/S/vP ··· 1/2.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 186/109 .274/.376/.573/.950 .936/.956 .809 94/.851 0/0 12/5
52.Cespedes G/S/vP 3/.666 1/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 1/2.000 399/273 .299/.358/.503/.861 .823/.879 .958 94/.733 12/3 16/2
4.Crisp# G/S/vP 7/1.143 3/.000 ··· 2/.500 1/.000 3/.666 16/1.000 ··· 409/278 .258/.318/.410/.728 .611/.784 .791 101/.864 29/4 9/3
20.Donaldson G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 167/116 .228/.263/.373/.637 .663/.625 .643 67/1.018 3/1 4/8
5.Drew* G/S/vP 41/.969 ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 3/.000 9/.708 ··· 194/146 .198/.299/.305/.604 .580/.612 .536 90/.707 1/1 2/4
31.Gomes G/S/vP 14/1.714 ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· 3/.666 ··· 267/113 .248/.360/.478/.837 .907/.741 .723 42/.763 3/1 15/1
14.Kottaras* G/S/vP 9/.597 1/3.000 1/2.000 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 150/124 .198/.376/.345/.721 .518/.755 .811 27/.593 0/0 4/2
37.Moss* G/S/vP 4/3.000 1/2.000 ··· 2/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 194/155 .239/.309/.517/.826 .582/.890 .715 51/.782 0/1 14/5
36.Norris G/S/vP 3/.000 ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 162/101 .197/.272/.347/.619 .606/.626 .571 72/.682 5/1 5/3
2.Pennington# G/S/vP 3/.000 5/.650 ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 6/1.867 ··· 369/272 .198/.261/.291/.552 .390/.613 .509 55/.620 13/5 4/10
16.Reddick* G/S/vP 3/1.167 2/.000 ··· 2/1.500 2/.000 1/.000 1/no AB ··· 537/353 .260/.326/.498/.824 .829/.822 .823 94/.688 10/1 27/5
17.Rosales G/S/vP 4/.833 ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 77/35 .231/.338/.354/.692 .583/.829 .557 37/.867 0/0 2/0
15.Smith* G/S/vP 3/.000 1/.000 ··· 2/2.500 2/.000 ··· 6/.667 1/no AB 359/293 .244/.343/.432/.774 .551/.826 .732 34/.853 2/2 12/0
IP 68.0 66.1 5.1 54.0 34.1 34.1 43.1 30.0 TOTAL .234/.307/.393/.700 .692/.704 .682 .754 102/29 146/85
ERA-K/9 4.76/1.5 4.61/8.1 1.69/6.8 2.50/8.7 6.82/7.1 3.67/10.5 4.15/10.0 1.80/8.1 4.44/7.2

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Donaldson (4-2-0)
 Kottaras (32-5-2)
 Norris (21-11-3)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 286/.285 281/.237 22/.200 222/.227 151/.279 140/.205 187/.278 126/.286 .259  Reddick
 Cespedes
 Smith
 Crisp
 Moss
 Gomes
0/11/107/13
38/40/0/5
47/0/12/3
16/75/0/3
4/0/9/2
33/0/3/0
OPS .775 .685 .473 .666 .819 .605 .794 .698 .743
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 153/.827 151/.688 9/.819 96/.627 63/.891 86/.408 88/.772 48/.681 .727
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 133/.716 130/.679 13/.237 126/.695 88/.766 54/.921 99/.814 78/.709 .756
Road 99/.650 127/.537 6/.533 94/.553 56/.751 70/.621 92/.770 41/.836
Last 28d days 99/.749 56/.857 22/.473 32/.683 44/.669 32/.667 19/.968 59/.820
HR/SB/CS 9/0/1 8/4/1 0/0/0 5/2/2 7/0/1 3/0/0 5/3/1 1/3/1 146/94/27
Usage ·····X·· ·XX····X ···o·ooX ····XX·X ····Xo·X ·X···Xo· ···o·XoX ·X···X·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.