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Game Preview: BOS @ TEX, 8:05 pm, Wednesday, July 25, 2012 @Rangers Ballpark in Arlington

RedSox, 49-49, 49-49 4th, 9½ GB, 3½ GB in WC

SP: Josh Beckett (32, RHP, 5-8, 4.53)

2012 Gamelogs / 2012 Splits / vs. TEX Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2012 (5-8) 101.1 100 52 51 27 79 9 4.53
2011 (13-7) 193.0 146 65 62 52 175 21 2.89
2010 (6-6) 127.2 151 89 82 45 116 20 5.78
Last 7 GS 1-4 45.0 48 26 25 12 34 0 5.00 49
2012-07-20 TOR L 6.0 7 5 4 3 7 0 96 44
2012-07-15 @TBR W 6.0 8 3 3 2 7 0 104 49
2012-07-06 NYY ND 5.0 8 6 6 2 5 0 90 30
2012-06-30 @SEA ND 6.0 4 2 2 3 4 0 85 57
2012-06-11 @MIA L 7.0 6 4 4 1 5 0 97 53
2012-06-06 BAL L 8.0 5 2 2 0 5 0 92 69
2012-05-31 DET L 7.0 10 4 4 1 1 0 102 41
Last 5 v.TEX 1-2 33.0 35 21 21 10 26 6 5.73 47
2012-04-18 TEX L 7.0 7 3 3 1 7 1 110 57
2011-08-24 @TEX W 6.0 4 1 1 2 4 1 110 62
2010-08-13 @TEX ND 5.0 10 6 6 1 4 3 94 26
2010-04-21 TEX ND 7.0 7 7 7 5 4 1 114 34
2009-07-21 @TEX L 8.0 7 4 4 1 7 0 104 58
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   25-28   Road:   24-21   ExtrInn: 1-5 
 vsRHP:  28-38   vsLHP:  21-11   1-Run:  10-12
 vsEast: 16-23   vsCntrl:16-9    vsWest:  6-10 IL:11-7 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 98 Tue, Jul 24  @TEX  W   2-1       49-49  4th  9.5 gb
 97 Mon, Jul 23  @TEX  L   1-9       48-49  5th 10.5 gb
 96 Sun, Jul 22   TOR  L   7-15      48-48  5th  9.5 gb
 95 Sat, Jul 21   TOR  L   3-7       48-47  4th  9.5 gb
 94 Fri, Jul 20   TOR  L   1-6       48-46  4th  9.5 gb
 93 Thu, Jul 19   CHW  W   3-1       48-45  3rd  9.5 gb
 92 Wed, Jul 18   CHW  W  10-1       47-45  3rd 10.5 gb
 91 Tue, Jul 17   CHW  L   5-7       46-45  4th 10.5 gb
 90 Mon, Jul 16   CHW  W   5-1       46-44  3rd  9.5 gb
 89 Sun, Jul 15  @TBR  W   7-3       45-44  4th  9.5 gb
 Last 10: 5-5    Last 20: 8-12   Last 30:14-16
Rangers, 57-39, 57-39 1st, 5 up

SP: Derek Holland (25, LHP, 6-5, 4.84)

2012 Gamelogs / 2012 Splits / vs. BOS Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2012 (6-5) 87.1 84 51 47 29 67 14 4.84
2011 (16-5) 198.0 201 97 87 67 162 22 3.95
2010 (3-4) 57.1 55 30 26 24 54 6 4.08
Last 7 GS 3-3 39.2 44 27 27 12 27 11 6.13 45
2012-07-20 @LAA L 6.2 9 6 6 1 0 2 98 31
2012-07-13 @SEA W 7.2 4 0 0 2 4 0 106 73
2012-07-07 MIN ND 6.0 6 3 3 2 4 1 88 50
2012-06-05 @OAK W 5.1 7 3 3 2 2 2 92 42
2012-05-30 SEA L 1.2 8 8 8 2 2 2 51 7
2012-05-25 TOR W 7.1 5 2 2 1 9 1 105 68
2012-05-19 @HOU L 5.0 5 5 5 2 6 3 100 41
Last 5 v.BOS 3-1 25.1 19 8 8 7 21 4 2.84 59
2012-04-18 @BOS W 7.0 4 2 2 3 7 1 102 65
2011-09-02 @BOS W 7.0 2 0 0 0 6 0 98 79
2009-08-15 BOS W 6.2 7 2 2 2 3 2 99 53
2009-06-06 @BOS L 4.2 6 4 4 2 5 1 91 39
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   30-17   Road:   27-22   ExtrInn: 5-2 
 vsRHP:  40-25   vsLHP:  17-14   1-Run:  12-12
 vsEast: 13-7    vsCntrl:13-11   vsWest: 17-17 IL:14-4 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 96 Tue, Jul 24   BOS  L   1-2       57-39  1st  5.0 up
 95 Mon, Jul 23   BOS  W   9-1       57-38  1st  5.0 up
 94 Sun, Jul 22  @LAA  L   4-7       56-38  1st  5.0 up
 93 Sat, Jul 21  @LAA  W   9-2       56-37  1st  6.0 up
 92 Fri, Jul 20  @LAA  L   1-6       55-37  1st  5.0 up
 91 Wed, Jul 18  @OAK  L   3-4       55-36  1st  5.5 up
 90 Tue, Jul 17  @OAK  W   6-1       55-35  1st  5.5 up
 89 Sun, Jul 15  @SEA  W   4-0       54-35  1st  5.0 up
 88 Sat, Jul 14  @SEA  L   0-7       53-35  1st  5.0 up
 87 Fri, Jul 13  @SEA  W   3-2       53-34  1st  5.0 up
 Last 10: 5-5    Last 20:10-10   Last 30:18-12
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Tue, Jul 24, 2012 BOS  2 @TEX  1        W:Vicente Padilla (4-0), L: Joe Nathan (1-3), S: Alfredo Aceves (21)
Mon, Jul 23, 2012 TEX  9  BOS  1        W:Scott Feldman (4-6), L: Felix Doubront (10-5), S: none
Wed, Apr 18, 2012 TEX  6 @BOS  3        W:Derek Holland (2-0), L: Josh Beckett (1-2), S: none
Tue, Apr 17, 2012 TEX 18 @BOS  3        W:Colby Lewis (2-0), L: Jon Lester (0-2), S: none

Sun, Sep 04, 2011 TEX 11 @BOS  4        W:Matt Harrison (11-9), L: John Lackey (12-11), S: none
Sat, Sep 03, 2011 BOS 12  TEX  7        W:Erik Bedard (5-9), L: Colby Lewis (11-10), S: none
Fri, Sep 02, 2011 TEX 10 @BOS  0        W:Derek Holland (13-5), L: Andrew Miller (6-2), S: none
Thu, Aug 25, 2011 BOS  6 @TEX  0        W:Andrew Miller (6-1), L: Alexi Ogando (12-6), S: none
Wed, Aug 24, 2011 BOS 13 @TEX  2        W:Josh Beckett (11-5), L: Matt Harrison (10-9), S: none
Tue, Aug 23, 2011 BOS 11 @TEX  5        W:John Lackey (12-9), L: Colby Lewis (11-9), S: none
Season Series: 2012 - TEX over 3-1; 2011 - TEX won 6-4; 2010 - TEX won 6-4; All-Time - BOS leads 328-295

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 (4.92 RS/G) vs. Rangers Pitchers (4.13 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 45.Holland*
G/S/vB
37.Adams
G/S/vB
11.Darvish
G/S/vB
50.Kirkman*
G/S/vB
36.Nathan
G/S/vB
41.Ogando
G/S/vB
33.Perez*
G/S/vB
46.Ross*
G/S/vB
52.Scheppers
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
3.Aviles G/S/vP 7/.629 ··· ··· ··· 5/1.200 2/.000 2/.000 ··· ··· 388/273 .260/.283/.407/.690 .833/.631 .730 78/.612 10/4 10/10
77.Ciriaco G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 3/.000 ··· 1/.000 52/33 .320/.333/.420/.753 .316/1.017 .375 52/.753 4/0 0/1
13.Crawford* G/S/vP 9/.873 1/2.000 ··· ··· 5/1.000 3/.833 3/.000 1/.000 ··· 31/12 .241/.290/.241/.532 .551/.500 .000 31/.532 2/0 0/1
2.Ellsbury* G/S/vP 10/1.000 2/.000 ··· ··· 5/.400 4/.000 3/.666 1/.000 ··· 79/45 .293/.329/.400/.729 .777/.692 .646 49/.816 1/0 1/0
28.Gonzalez* G/S/vP 9/.222 2/.000 ··· ··· 4/.000 3/3.334 3/.666 1/.000 ··· 411/257 .293/.333/.435/.769 .811/.742 .671 85/.894 0/0 9/4
64.Middlebrooks G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 3/1.334 ··· 1/2.000 229/145 .293/.323/.507/.830 .840/.824 .813 61/.646 3/1 11/9
66.Nava# G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/no AB 1/no AB ··· ··· ··· 235/170 .250/.376/.401/.777 .506/.881 .716 77/.506 3/0 4/1
15.Pedroia G/S/vP 11/.182 2/.000 ··· ··· 3/1.334 3/.000 3/.000 1/2.000 ··· 362/241 .267/.324/.392/.716 .686/.731 .716 51/.607 6/4 6/2
5.Punto# G/S/vP 6/1.500 1/no AB ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 126/106 .210/.315/.286/.600 .426/.634 .715 33/.613 4/0 1/2
7.Ross G/S/vP 3/.000 4/.833 ··· ··· 2/.500 2/.000 3/.333 ··· 1/2.000 274/186 .266/.341/.544/.884 1.161/.756 .765 86/.781 1/1 16/0
39.Saltalamacchia# G/S/vP ··· 1/2.000 ··· ··· 7/.929 2/2.500 ··· ··· 1/.000 280/237 .233/.286/.508/.793 .558/.837 .800 71/.655 0/0 19/6
10.Shoppach G/S/vP 11/.614 2/.500 ··· ··· 3/.000 2/.000 2/3.000 ··· ··· 125/54 .278/.366/.537/.903 .898/.907 .798 24/.899 1/0 5/2
12.Sweeney* G/S/vP 5/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· 5/.650 2/4.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 210/188 .267/.311/.379/.690 .348/.728 .698 27/.394 0/0 0/2
IP 87.1 32.2 116.0 14.2 39.1 38.2 19.0 50.0 15.2 TOTAL .267/.326/.437/.763 .773/.758 .715 .692 43/16 113/59
ERA-K/9 4.84/6.9 3.03/7.7 3.88/10.2 3.68/6.7 2.29/10.8 2.56/8.8 4.26/4.7 1.08/5.4 6.32/8.0 3.74/7.6

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Saltalamacchia (56-14-5)
 Shoppach (16-7-4)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 367/.251 141/.264 508/.226 60/.151 159/.238 149/.190 86/.267 190/.213 70/.354 .246  Ross
 Nava
 Sweeney
 Gonzalez
 Ciriaco
 Crawford
 Ellsbury
20/7/46/5
57/0/1/5
0/19/46/3
0/0/18/1
0/0/1/0
8/0/0/0
0/18/0/0
OPS .753 .675 .684 .611 .585 .548 .701 .552 .967 .699
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 100/.718 77/.681 313/.723 23/.428 103/.618 64/.579 27/.667 86/.551 27/1.013 .691
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 267/.765 64/.668 195/.620 37/.702 56/.525 85/.523 59/.717 104/.553 43/.940 .707
Home 182/.806 80/.693 225/.685 53/.593 94/.622 64/.640 83/.711 92/.458 46/1.111
Last 28d days 81/.717 27/.594 90/.684 22/.468 35/.791 19/.898 80/.659 35/.490 35/.975
HR/SB/CS 14/5/3 1/5/1 10/14/1 3/0/0 2/3/0 3/1/0 1/1/1 2/1/1 4/3/0 94/57/16
Usage ····X··· X·o····X ···X···· ······X· X··X···· X·Xo··Xo X······· ·Xo···oo ·o··o··X
Rangers Batters (5.03 RS/G) vs. RedSox Pitchers (4.55 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 19.Beckett
G/S/vB
91.Aceves
G/S/vB
32.Albers
G/S/vB
37.Melancon
G/S/vB
30.Miller*
G/S/vB
46.Morales*
G/S/vB
44.Padilla
G/S/vB
63.Tazawa
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
1.Andrus G/S/vP 16/.564 3/.000 12/.773 3/.333 5/.400 3/.000 1/2.000 3/1.667 427/296 .297/.369/.403/.771 .728/.791 .764 90/.697 16/6 2/9
29.Beltre G/S/vP 27/.453 2/.000 8/1.089 3/1.666 8/.417 3/2.667 46/.724 ··· 385/269 .316/.348/.522/.870 .634/.974 .923 84/.754 1/0 18/6
17.Cruz G/S/vP 12/.258 6/1.666 5/1.600 2/2.500 3/.666 3/.333 1/.000 ··· 384/272 .259/.320/.432/.752 .888/.698 .839 81/.770 7/4 12/1
23.Gentry G/S/vP ··· 2/.000 5/.800 2/1.000 3/.500 2/2.000 1/.000 ··· 190/99 .339/.399/.439/.838 .926/.757 .788 59/.817 10/4 1/0
14.Gonzalez G/S/vP 2/1.000 ··· 1/2.000 ··· ··· ··· 3/1.334 ··· 54/32 .245/.245/.321/.566 .500/.613 .714 3/.000 0/0 0/1
32.Hamilton* G/S/vP 19/1.350 2/.000 14/.651 2/5.000 5/.400 4/1.167 4/1.000 3/1.000 384/250 .290/.357/.592/.948 .881/.986 .917 83/.678 6/3 28/5
5.Kinsler G/S/vP 13/.564 3/2.334 14/1.038 4/.750 6/1.917 2/1.000 ··· 3/3.500 442/319 .276/.342/.444/.785 .964/.716 .931 89/.789 16/6 11/12
27.Martin* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 38/30 .176/.243/.382/.626 .500/.660 .857 17/.063 2/0 0/0
7.Murphy* G/S/vP 11/1.233 5/.400 7/1.262 1/no AB 1/2.000 2/.000 1/2.000 3/.000 271/235 .279/.375/.459/.834 .753/.848 .977 50/.666 7/1 9/1
25.Napoli G/S/vP 16/1.046 4/.250 6/.666 1/.000 3/.000 3/1.000 22/.636 ··· 318/211 .232/.349/.438/.787 .575/.898 .723 66/.729 1/0 15/5
21.Snyder G/S/vP 3/.000 ··· 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 1/3.000 1/.000 ··· 66/21 .290/.323/.468/.791 .937/.461 .701 14/.500 0/0 3/0
8.Torrealba G/S/vP 10/.800 1/.000 4/.750 1/.000 6/.334 2/.500 11/.455 ··· 174/93 .221/.287/.331/.618 .545/.678 .587 38/.570 1/1 3/1
10.Young G/S/vP 26/.484 5/1.800 13/.496 1/3.000 5/1.100 1/.000 4/.833 3/1.167 397/276 .268/.297/.342/.639 .780/.579 .581 82/.563 2/2 3/3
IP 101.1 49.2 37.1 21.0 23.0 54.2 36.0 15.1 TOTAL .277/.339/.444/.784 .767/.791 .818 .689 69/27 115/51
ERA-K/9 4.53/7.0 3.81/8.0 2.17/5.8 7.29/6.9 2.74/10.6 3.46/9.5 3.50/9.5 1.17/7.6 4.24/7.2

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Napoli (30-7-7)
 Snyder (0-0-0)
 Torrealba (27-9-3)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 425/.258 208/.228 149/.214 93/.298 89/.198 229/.224 154/.277 60/.250 .256  Cruz
 Murphy
 Hamilton
 Gentry
 Martin
 Snyder
6/0/88/6
60/2/10/3
63/46/1/3
0/75/2/2
2/11/0/1
5/0/5/0
OPS .703 .639 .639 .856 .567 .658 .745 .574 .731
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 256/.773 114/.667 60/.801 44/1.057 56/.371 84/.465 73/.672 23/.577 .717
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 169/.599 94/.605 89/.541 49/.674 33/.911 145/.768 81/.810 37/.572 .742
Road 189/.747 88/.617 64/.603 35/.570 38/.753 122/.496 88/.720 17/.665
Last 28d days 105/.778 50/.677 27/.537 48/.560 25/.697 83/.674 36/.855 33/.667
HR/SB/CS 9/12/1 4/3/0 5/5/2 5/0/1 2/0/0 6/3/2 2/1/1 0/2/1 100/72/21
Usage ····X··· o·X··X·· ··oX··o· ·oX·X·o· ···oX·o· ·X·o···o X··X···· ··XXo··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.