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Game Preview: BOS @ OAK, 4:05pm, Sunday, September 2, 2012 @The Coliseum

RedSox, 62-72, 62-72 4th, 15 GB, 14 GB in WC

SP: Daisuke Matsuzaka (31, RHP, 1-3, 5.10)

2012 Gamelogs / 2012 Splits / vs. OAK Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2012 (1-3) 30.0 28 18 17 10 26 4 5.10
2011 (3-3) 37.1 32 24 22 23 26 4 5.30
2010 (9-6) 153.2 137 84 80 74 133 13 4.69
Last 7 GS 1-3 34.1 33 23 22 17 28 4 5.77 46
2012-08-27 KCR W 7.0 5 1 0 2 6 0 101 69
2012-07-02 @OAK L 1.0 4 5 5 2 0 2 28 23
2012-06-26 TOR ND 5.2 6 1 1 1 5 0 100 57
2012-06-21 MIA ND 5.1 4 4 4 1 4 1 101 47
2012-06-15 @CHC L 6.0 4 3 3 3 3 0 93 52
2012-06-09 WSN L 5.0 5 4 4 1 8 1 80 48
2011-05-16 BAL ND 4.1 5 5 5 7 2 0 106 28
Last 5 v.OAK 3-1 21.1 25 16 16 8 21 5 6.75 45
2012-07-02 @OAK L 1.0 4 5 5 2 0 2 28 23
2010-07-19 @OAK W 6.2 2 1 1 2 6 1 89 70
2010-06-02 OAK W 6.2 10 3 3 0 7 1 109 49
2009-04-14 @OAK ND 1.0 5 5 5 2 0 0 43 21
2008-08-03 OAK W 6.0 4 2 2 2 8 1 105 62
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   32-38   Road:   30-34   ExtrInn: 2-8 
 vsRHP:  37-55   vsLHP:  25-17   1-Run:  13-17
 vsEast: 20-28   vsCntrl:24-16   vsWest:  7-21 IL:11-7 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
134 Sat, Sep  1  @OAK  L   1-7       62-72  4th 15.0 gb
133 Fri, Aug 31  @OAK  L   2-20      62-71  4th 14.0 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
 Last 10: 3-7    Last 20: 6-14   Last 30: 9-21
Athletics, 75-57, 75-57 2nd, 3 GB, 2 up in WC

SP: Brett Anderson (24, LHP, 2-0, 0.64)

2012 Gamelogs / 2012 Splits / vs. BOS Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2012 (2-0) 14.0 6 1 1 2 11 0 0.64
2011 (3-6) 83.1 86 40 37 25 61 8 4.00
2010 (7-6) 112.1 112 41 35 22 75 6 2.80
Last 7 GS 3-3 44.0 39 20 19 15 32 4 3.89 53
2012-08-27 @CLE W 7.0 2 0 0 2 5 0 95 76
2012-08-21 MIN W 7.0 4 1 1 0 6 0 86 71
2011-06-05 @BOS L 5.0 9 5 5 2 2 2 103 29
2011-05-31 NYY L 5.1 11 10 9 3 3 2 103 8
2011-05-26 @LAA W 8.0 3 0 0 3 4 0 105 77
2011-05-21 @SFG L 5.0 5 1 1 1 5 0 91 57
2011-05-16 LAA ND 6.2 5 3 3 4 7 0 111 55
Last 5 v.BOS 3-1 28.0 30 12 12 10 24 4 3.86 52
2011-06-05 @BOS L 5.0 9 5 5 2 2 2 103 29
2011-04-19 BOS W 8.0 4 0 0 1 8 0 109 81
2010-09-11 BOS W 7.0 8 2 2 3 5 1 109 55
2010-06-03 @BOS ND 2.0 5 2 2 0 1 0 36 39
2009-07-29 @BOS W 6.0 4 3 3 4 8 1 102 56
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   41-27   Road:   34-30   ExtrInn: 9-3 
 vsRHP:  52-33   vsLHP:  23-24   1-Run:  20-15
 vsEast: 24-15   vsCntrl:22-16   vsWest: 19-18 IL:10-8 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
132 Sat, Sep  1   BOS  W   7-1       75-57  2nd  3.0 gb
131 Fri, Aug 31   BOS  W  20-2       74-57  2nd  4.0 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
 Last 10: 9-1    Last 20:15-5    Last 30:19-11
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Sat, Sep 01, 2012 OAK  7  BOS  1        W:A.J. Griffin (4-0), L: Felix Doubront (10-7), S: none
Fri, Aug 31, 2012 OAK 20  BOS  2        W:Brandon McCarthy (8-5), L: Aaron Cook (3-8), S: none
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
Season Series: 2012 - OAK over 7-1; 2011 - BOS won 6-2; 2010 - OAK won 5-4; All-Time - BOS leads 1056-868

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 (4.85 RS/G) vs. Athletics Pitchers (3.69 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 49.Anderson*
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
65.Figueroa*
G/S/vB
64.Griffin
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 3/.666 3/.666 ··· 4/.250 ··· ··· ··· 4/.000 2/.000 1/.000 492/348 .258/.286/.400/.687 .762/.656 .678 80/.678 12/5 13/13
77.Ciriaco G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/2.000 ··· ··· 2/.000 1/.000 1/.000 164/114 .327/.340/.447/.786 .889/.742 .628 85/.760 10/0 2/4
2.Ellsbury* G/S/vP 13/.083 7/.786 ··· 3/.000 ··· ··· 1/2.000 3/.000 2/2.000 1/2.000 236/150 .267/.309/.371/.680 .659/.694 .578 113/.686 11/1 2/0
50.Gomez G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 3/1.000 ··· ··· 58/38 .321/.379/.453/.832 .683/.909 .643 27/.966 0/0 1/5
58.Iglesias G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 13/9 .000/.077/.000/.077 .000/.111 .083 13/.077 0/0 0/0
55.Kalish* G/S/vP 3/1.667 2/.500 ··· 2/1.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· 3/.000 ··· ··· 90/77 .202/.244/.238/.483 .641/.456 .455 13/.397 3/2 0/3
60.Lavarnway G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 2/1.000 1/.000 ··· 69/44 .194/.261/.242/.503 .285/.634 .476 59/.516 0/0 0/1
22.Loney* G/S/vP ··· ··· 4/.000 ··· 2/.500 ··· 1/.000 3/.000 1/.000 ··· 384/300 .260/.305/.352/.657 .568/.683 .664 64/.716 0/3 5/6
15.Pedroia G/S/vP 14/.536 8/.708 ··· 7/1.881 2/.500 1/.000 1/.000 3/.666 3/.000 1/no AB 519/358 .284/.340/.439/.778 .840/.751 .781 112/1.008 12/5 12/5
26.Podsednik* G/S/vP 6/1.000 1/3.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 3/.000 2/1.000 ··· 144/119 .344/.362/.405/.767 .958/.727 .646 74/.653 7/2 1/0
7.Ross G/S/vP 2/.500 5/1.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/no AB 5/.000 1/.000 ··· 414/293 .275/.339/.507/.846 1.119/.736 .669 99/.827 1/1 19/1
39.Saltalamacchia# G/S/vP 15/.400 1/.000 ··· 2/.000 2/.000 1/.000 1/.000 6/.666 ··· ··· 378/331 .231/.286/.470/.755 .596/.778 .765 71/.651 0/1 23/6
IP 14.0 60.1 95.0 54.0 56.1 30.2 16.2 51.2 10.1 22.1 TOTAL .269/.324/.432/.756 .790/.742 .696 .741 75/22 147/79
ERA-K/9 0.64/7.1 2.54/7.9 3.79/6.0 2.67/8.0 2.40/9.9 3.23/13.2 1.08/4.3 2.26/7.0 0.87/11.4 2.82/7.7 3.43/6.9

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Lavarnway (9-1-0)
 Saltalamacchia (70-16-6)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 47/.133 235/.159 384/.236 219/.212 225/.169 128/.250 64/.173 198/.193 40/.139 92/.230 .242  Ross
 Podsednik
 Ciriaco
 Ellsbury
 Kalish
21/7/71/7
20/17/4/2
1/1/2/0
0/53/0/0
0/20/6/0
OPS .326 .511 .662 .657 .554 .621 .578 .521 .475 .640 .674
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 17/.423 125/.495 115/.547 107/.576 110/.585 52/.853 21/.296 106/.474 9/1.194 42/.907 .708
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 30/.271 110/.529 269/.712 112/.736 115/.526 76/.459 43/.729 92/.576 31/.268 50/.425 .646
Home 22/.364 121/.411 177/.600 115/.810 107/.586 65/.529 46/.586 128/.497 24/.170 47/.632
Last 28d days 47/.326 30/.389 78/.793 27/.671 36/.600 31/.534 15/.500 24/.250 30/.600 26/.603
HR/SB/CS 0/1/1 4/2/2 7/2/4 6/4/3 4/4/2 0/4/0 1/2/0 5/0/3 1/1/0 2/1/0 114/80/41
Usage ·····X·· ·····X·o ···X···· ··XoX··· ···X·o·· ···X···o ·X······ X······· X··oo··· ·oX·o···
Athletics Batters (4.30 RS/G) vs. RedSox Pitchers (4.87 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 18.Matsuzaka
G/S/vB
91.Aceves
G/S/vB
40.Bailey
G/S/vB
32.Breslow*
G/S/vB
53.Hill*
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 ··· 2/1.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 190/111 .275/.379/.588/.966 .930/.987 .850 90/.918 0/0 13/5
52.Cespedes G/S/vP 1/.000 4/.250 1/.000 1/2.000 1/.000 2/.000 ··· 1/.000 1/2.000 409/280 .300/.359/.499/.858 .836/.869 .947 100/.764 14/3 16/2
12.Cowgill G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 108/65 .271/.343/.313/.655 .886/.510 .595 / 3/4 1/0
4.Crisp# G/S/vP 4/.000 5/1.067 ··· 2/.500 4/1.000 2/.500 3/.666 17/.938 1/.000 420/286 .260/.321/.419/.740 .652/.783 .811 107/.898 30/4 10/3
20.Donaldson G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 171/119 .228/.263/.389/.652 .650/.653 .677 71/1.033 3/1 5/8
5.Drew* G/S/vP 3/.666 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 3/1.167 1/2.000 3/.000 10/.633 ··· 200/152 .197/.295/.301/.596 .580/.600 .517 88/.604 1/1 2/4
31.Gomes G/S/vP 15/.421 2/.000 1/.000 1/no AB 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 4/.500 ··· 275/118 .253/.364/.481/.844 .919/.743 .742 41/.872 3/1 15/1
18.Hicks G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 69/21 .175/.246/.397/.643 .669/.588 .819 4/.250 1/0 3/3
7.Inge G/S/vP 11/.473 3/.000 4/.000 7/1.096 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 11/.764 2/1.000 331/204 .218/.275/.383/.658 .693/.636 .739 23/.856 0/1 12/8
14.Kottaras* G/S/vP ··· 1/3.000 1/2.000 2/1.000 ··· ··· ··· 1/5.000 1/.000 155/128 .215/.383/.405/.788 .590/.822 .929 28/.901 0/0 6/2
37.Moss* G/S/vP 1/5.000 2/3.500 ··· 3/.666 ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 199/159 .254/.322/.552/.874 .618/.941 .798 54/.960 0/1 15/5
36.Norris G/S/vP 1/no AB 1/2.000 ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 166/103 .205/.277/.351/.628 .619/.634 .593 68/.671 5/1 5/3
2.Pennington# G/S/vP 6/.533 6/.900 ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/3.000 ··· 7/1.881 1/.000 376/279 .209/.270/.303/.572 .390/.639 .554 62/.733 14/5 4/10
16.Reddick* G/S/vP 1/5.000 5/.200 ··· 3/1.000 2/1.500 3/1.666 1/.000 1/no AB ··· 547/359 .260/.326/.501/.827 .811/.835 .828 95/.728 10/1 28/5
17.Rosales G/S/vP 6/.334 2/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 1/3.000 ··· 82/39 .229/.329/.357/.686 .569/.822 .564 36/.792 0/0 2/0
15.Smith* G/S/vP 4/2.500 2/.000 ··· 2/2.500 1/no AB 2/.000 ··· 6/.667 1/no AB 361/294 .243/.343/.430/.774 .562/.823 .731 36/.845 2/2 12/0
IP 30.0 70.1 5.2 54.1 14.1 35.0 34.1 44.1 31.1 TOTAL .237/.309/.399/.708 .699/.713 .699 .810 106/29 153/85
ERA-K/9 5.10/7.8 4.73/8.2 1.59/7.9 3.15/8.6 2.51/8.2 7.71/7.2 3.67/10.5 4.47/9.8 1.72/8.3 4.58/7.2

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Donaldson (4-2-0)
 Kottaras (32-5-1)
 Norris (21-11-3)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 128/.241 300/.237 23/.190 228/.236 60/.231 157/.291 140/.205 193/.286 130/.276 .261  Reddick
 Cespedes
 Cowgill
 Smith
 Crisp
 Moss
 Gomes
0/11/109/13
40/40/0/5
13/13/7/3
47/0/12/3
16/77/0/3
4/0/9/2
33/0/3/0
OPS .727 .696 .451 .682 .641 .864 .605 .824 .676 .751
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 63/.708 160/.735 9/.819 99/.649 36/.572 68/1.004 86/.408 92/.819 51/.640 .738
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 65/.745 140/.653 14/.220 129/.705 24/.739 89/.757 54/.921 101/.829 79/.700 .761
Road 35/1.021 146/.579 7/.452 100/.595 19/.849 62/.873 70/.621 98/.831 45/.759
Last 28d days 28/.530 63/.816 23/.451 36/.829 3/.333 44/.874 29/.571 22/.739 63/.767
HR/SB/CS 4/7/0 9/6/1 0/0/0 5/2/2 0/4/1 8/0/1 3/0/0 6/3/1 1/3/1 153/98/27
Usage ·····X·· XX·XX··· o····o·o ·X····XX o······· ·X····Xo ···X···X ·X···o·X ·o·X···X

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.