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Game Preview: KCR @ BOS, 1:10pm, Saturday, April 20, 2013 @Fenway Park

Royals, 8-6, 8-6 1st, Tied

SP: James Shields (31, RHP, 1-2, 3.43)

2013 Gamelogs / 2013 Splits / vs. BOS Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2013 (1-2) 21.0 20 8 8 3 20 2 3.43
2012 (15-10) 227.2 208 103 89 58 223 25 3.52
2011 (16-12) 249.1 195 83 78 65 225 26 2.82
Last 7 GS 2-4 49.2 40 15 15 9 54 5 2.72 64
2013-04-13 TOR L 9.0 2 3 3 3 6 1 115 74
2013-04-07 @PHI W 6.0 10 4 4 0 8 0 100 44
2013-04-01 @CHW L 6.0 8 1 1 0 6 1 102 58
2012-10-02 BAL L 9.0 2 1 1 0 15 1 106 94
2012-09-27 @CHW ND 6.1 6 2 2 4 6 0 117 55
2012-09-21 TOR W 7.0 6 0 0 1 9 0 105 73
2012-09-15 @NYY L 6.1 6 4 4 1 4 2 103 48
Last 5 v.BOS 2-3 36.2 32 14 14 12 25 5 3.44 57
2012-07-15 BOS L 5.0 11 6 6 3 5 2 113 23
2012-04-16 @BOS W 8.1 4 0 0 2 5 0 115 78
2011-09-16 @BOS L 7.0 7 4 4 3 4 1 111 48
2011-09-11 BOS W 8.1 7 1 1 3 5 1 121 67
2011-08-16 @BOS L 8.0 3 3 3 1 6 1 114 69
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:    4-2    Road:    4-4    ExtrInn: 0-0 
 vsRHP:   6-3    vsLHP:   2-3    1-Run:   3-3 
 vsEast:  1-2    vsCntrl: 4-2    vsWest:  0-0  IL: 3-2 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 14 Wed, Apr 17  @ATL  W   1-0        8-6   2nd  1.0 gb
 13 Tue, Apr 16  @ATL  L   3-6        7-6   2nd  1.0 gb
 12 Sun, Apr 14   TOR  W   3-2        7-5   1st    Tied
 11 Sat, Apr 13   TOR  L   2-3        6-5   1st    Tied
 10 Fri, Apr 12   TOR  L   4-8        6-4   1st  1.0 up
  9 Wed, Apr 10   MIN  W   3-0        6-3   1st  1.5 up
  8 Tue, Apr  9   MIN  W   7-4        5-3   1st  0.5 up
  7 Mon, Apr  8   MIN  W   3-1        4-3   2nd  0.5 gb
  6 Sun, Apr  7  @PHI  W   9-8        3-3   3rd  1.0 gb
  5 Sat, Apr  6  @PHI  L   3-4        2-3   4th  1.0 gb
 Last 10: 6-4    Last 20: 8-6    Last 30: 8-6 
RedSox, 11-4, 11-4 1st, 2 up

SP: Clay Buchholz (28, RHP, 3-0, 0.41)

2013 Gamelogs / 2013 Splits / vs. KCR Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2013 (3-0) 22.0 11 1 1 10 23 1 0.41
2012 (11-8) 189.1 187 104 96 64 129 25 4.56
2011 (6-3) 82.2 76 34 32 31 60 10 3.48
Last 7 GS 3-2 43.2 33 16 14 21 39 5 2.89 58
2013-04-14 TBR W 8.0 2 0 0 4 11 0 109 85
2013-04-08 BAL W 7.0 3 0 0 4 8 0 113 75
2013-04-03 @NYY W 7.0 6 1 1 2 4 1 94 63
2012-10-01 @NYY L 1.2 6 8 8 2 2 3 56 11
2012-09-25 TBR L 6.0 8 5 4 2 5 1 99 41
2012-09-20 @TBR ND 7.0 4 0 0 2 4 0 94 71
2012-09-15 @TOR ND 7.0 4 2 1 5 5 0 111 63
Last 5 v.KCR 3-1 24.2 23 7 6 9 17 2 2.19 57
2010-05-29 KCR W 7.0 4 0 0 4 4 0 108 69
2010-04-11 @KCR W 5.0 7 3 2 2 1 1 94 42
2009-09-24 @KCR W 6.2 5 0 0 0 8 0 109 72
2008-08-04 @KCR L 6.0 7 4 4 3 4 1 93 43
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:    4-2    Road:    7-2    ExtrInn: 1-0 
 vsRHP:   8-2    vsLHP:   3-2    1-Run:   2-1 
 vsEast:  8-4    vsCntrl: 3-0    vsWest:  0-0  IL: 0-0 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 15 Thu, Apr 18  @CLE  W   6-3       11-4   1st  2.5 up
 14 Wed, Apr 17  @CLE  W   6-3       10-4   1st  1.5 up
 13 Tue, Apr 16  @CLE  W   7-2        9-4   1st  1.5 up
 12 Mon, Apr 15   TBR  W   3-2        8-4   1st  1.5 up
 11 Sun, Apr 14   TBR  W   5-0        7-4   1st  1.0 up
 10 Sat, Apr 13   TBR  W   2-1 (10)   6-4   1st  0.5 up
  9 Thu, Apr 11   BAL  L   2-3        5-4   1st    Tied
  8 Wed, Apr 10   BAL  L   5-8        5-3   1st  1.0 up
  7 Mon, Apr  8   BAL  W   3-1        5-2   1st  2.0 up
  6 Sun, Apr  7  @TOR  W  13-0        4-2   1st  1.0 up
 Last 10: 8-2    Last 20:11-4    Last 30:11-4 
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Mon, Aug 27, 2012 BOS  5  KCR  1        W:Daisuke Matsuzaka (1-3), L: Luke Hochevar (7-12), S: none
Sun, Aug 26, 2012 BOS  8  KCR  6        W:Pedro Beato (1-0), L: Will Smith (4-6), S: Mark Melancon (1)
Sat, Aug 25, 2012 KCR 10 @BOS  9 (12)   W:Francisley Bueno (1-0), L: Junichi Tazawa (0-1), S: Greg Holland (7)
Fri, Aug 24, 2012 BOS  4  KCR  3        W:Jon Lester (8-10), L: Kelvin Herrera (1-2), S: Andrew Bailey (1)
Wed, May 09, 2012 KCR  4  BOS  3        W:Bruce Chen (1-4), L: Jon Lester (1-3), S: Jonathan Broxton (7)
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)
Season Series: 2013 -  0-0; 2012 - BOS won 4-3; 2011 - BOS won 5-3; All-Time - BOS leads 219-218

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 2013 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

For the 2012 season

NOTE: Team stats shown are for the 2013 season. Player Stats for the 2012 season. We will switch to 2013 stats on May 1st.

Royals Batters (4.00 RS/G) vs. RedSox Pitchers (2.80 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 11.Buchholz
G/S/vB
91.Aceves
G/S/vB
40.Bailey
G/S/vB
30.Miller*
G/S/vB
59.Mortensen
G/S/vB
36.Tazawa
G/S/vB
19.Uehara
G/S/vB
63.Wilson
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
16.Butler G/S/vP 12/.555 5/1.350 4/.000 9/1.319 6/1.500 1/.000 5/.600 ··· 679/492 .313/.373/.510/.882 1.036/.827 .893 51/.792 2/1 29/3
6.Cain G/S/vP ··· ··· 2/.500 2/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 244/163 .266/.316/.419/.734 .844/.681 .588 52/.768 10/0 7/4
1.Dyson* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 1/no AB 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 330/256 .260/.328/.322/.650 .510/.689 .667 14/.857 30/5 0/6
2.Escobar G/S/vP ··· 3/.000 1/.000 5/1.167 5/.000 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 648/458 .293/.331/.390/.721 .676/.739 .659 61/.647 35/5 5/19
21.Francoeur G/S/vP ··· 5/.900 1/.000 14/.619 3/.666 1/no AB 2/.000 ··· 603/424 .235/.287/.378/.665 .695/.652 .652 52/.668 4/7 16/4
17.Getz* G/S/vP 2/.000 1/2.000 ··· ··· 4/1.250 2/1.000 2/.000 ··· 210/157 .275/.312/.360/.672 .547/.714 .631 45/.767 9/3 0/4
4.Gordon* G/S/vP 6/2.333 2/1.500 2/1.500 11/1.344 4/1.750 1/.000 ··· ··· 721/467 .294/.368/.455/.822 .668/.908 .798 62/.838 10/5 14/2
35.Hosmer* G/S/vP ··· 3/.000 2/.000 6/1.167 2/4.000 1/3.000 ··· ··· 598/397 .232/.304/.359/.663 .591/.700 .649 39/.632 16/1 14/10
23.Johnson# G/S/vP 5/.400 3/.333 ··· 4/.250 ··· ··· 3/.000 ··· 331/219 .242/.304/.350/.654 .586/.698 .800 11/.400 18/6 6/14
26.Kottaras* G/S/vP ··· 1/3.000 1/2.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 5/.000 ··· 209/173 .211/.351/.415/.766 .736/.770 .740 / 0/0 9/4
8.Moustakas* G/S/vP ··· 3/.000 2/.000 6/.733 2/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· 614/435 .242/.296/.412/.708 .704/.710 .624 49/.467 5/2 20/15
13.Perez G/S/vP ··· ··· 2/1.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 305/218 .301/.328/.471/.798 1.021/.711 .855 59/.599 0/0 11/4
24.Tejada G/S/vP 8/.500 2/.000 3/.666 3/1.167 7/.429 ··· ··· ··· / /// / 9/.708 / /
IP 189.1 84.0 15.1 40.1 42.0 44.0 36.0 TOTAL .265/.313/.371/.684 .744/.647 .667 .684 10/3 5/9
ERA-K/9 4.56/6.1 5.36/8.0 7.04/8.2 3.35/11.4 3.21/8.8 1.43/9.2 1.75/10.8 /0.0 2.69/10.0

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Kottaras (38-8-3)
 Perez (25-18-3)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 802/.263 361/.254 74/.318 169/.194 173/.212 172/.227 130/.160 / .209  Francoeur
 Gordon
 Dyson
 Cain
 Hosmer
 Johnson
0/3/145/19
160/0/0/17
0/88/0/8
1/50/9/3
0/0/3/1
3/0/0/0
OPS .757 .748 .862 .588 .691 .558 .466 .637
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 429/.761 190/.814 38/1.084 102/.429 82/.660 67/.519 71/.545 / .614
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 373/.751 171/.677 36/.636 67/.829 91/.714 105/.583 59/.369 / .655
Home 403/.799 173/.839 34/.711 80/.555 99/.675 101/.563 73/.294 /
Last 28d days 84/.453 67/1.015 27/.345 15/.667 29/.563 28/.643 23/.312 10/.425
HR/SB/CS 25/9/2 11/6/1 2/1/1 3/0/0 7/4/2 1/4/1 4/1/0 // 16/10/2
Usage ·····X·· ··X····· ·oX·X·o· ·X···o·· ···X···· ··X···o· ·oo·o·o· ···X····

NOTE: Team stats shown are for the 2013 season. Player Stats for the 2012 season. We will switch to 2013 stats on May 1st.

RedSox Batters (5.00 RS/G) vs. Royals Pitchers (3.36 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 33.Shields
G/S/vB
52.Chen*
G/S/vB
55.Collins*
G/S/vB
43.Crow
G/S/vB
27.Gutierrez
G/S/vB
40.Herrera
G/S/vB
44.Hochevar
G/S/vB
56.Holland
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
37.Carp* G/S/vP 4/.750 3/.000 2/1.000 ··· ··· ··· 3/1.000 1/no AB 189/145 .213/.312/.341/.654 .722/.631 .701 7/1.714 1/0 5/2
23.Ciriaco G/S/vP 3/.000 3/.666 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 2/2.500 3/.000 1/.000 272/190 .293/.315/.390/.705 .764/.678 .803 15/.606 16/3 2/9
7.Drew* G/S/vP 3/.666 ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 10/.311 ··· 327/231 .223/.309/.348/.657 .563/.697 .638 27/.353 1/2 7/8
2.Ellsbury* G/S/vP 48/.714 8/1.357 4/2.000 1/2.000 ··· ··· 24/1.144 1/.000 323/213 .271/.313/.370/.682 .648/.701 .801 72/.763 14/3 4/3
5.Gomes G/S/vP 3/1.167 22/.844 1/.000 1/.000 3/1.000 1/no AB 5/1.600 1/.000 333/137 .262/.377/.491/.868 .974/.715 .764 33/.602 3/1 18/2
16.Middlebrooks G/S/vP 3/2.333 3/.000 1/5.000 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 286/186 .288/.325/.509/.835 .906/.798 .841 59/.657 4/1 15/9
12.Napoli G/S/vP 18/.666 11/.455 3/.333 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 8/1.214 3/.333 417/285 .227/.343/.469/.812 .706/.861 .785 66/.765 1/0 24/7
29.Nava# G/S/vP 9/.958 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 317/222 .243/.352/.390/.742 .613/.797 .800 46/1.046 3/0 6/2
34.Ortiz* G/S/vP 59/1.074 30/.750 2/.500 3/.666 1/2.000 ··· 15/.900 2/.500 383/245 .318/.415/.611/1.026 .985/1.050 1.169 / 0/1 23/0
15.Pedroia G/S/vP 53/.838 11/1.455 2/.500 4/.250 1/.000 3/.667 19/1.099 2/2.500 623/437 .290/.347/.449/.797 .848/.775 .831 68/.757 20/6 15/5
3.Ross G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 196/108 .256/.321/.449/.770 .712/.818 .779 16/.650 1/0 9/2
39.Saltalamacchia# G/S/vP 16/.125 6/.500 2/.000 ··· 1/.000 1/.000 3/.000 1/.000 448/391 .222/.288/.454/.742 .494/.779 .761 44/.857 0/1 25/7
18.Victorino# G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 666/472 .255/.321/.383/.704 .906/.629 .695 68/.727 39/6 11/2
IP 227.2 191.2 69.2 64.2 84.1 185.1 67.0 TOTAL .257/.333/.411/.745 .551/.829 .612 .745 15/5 14/2
ERA-K/9 3.52/8.8 5.07/6.6 3.36/12.0 3.48/9.0 /0.0 2.35/8.2 5.73/7.0 2.96/12.2 3.30/9.0

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Napoli (42-11-8)
 Ross (19-15-4)
 Saltalamacchia (80-18-6)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 944/.239 827/.281 295/.216 260/.231 / 344/.250 800/.281 289/.234 .231  Victorino
 Nava
 Ellsbury
 Carp
 Gomes
 Ciriaco
48/109/1/9
76/0/4/5
0/73/0/2
24/0/0/1
39/0/3/1
2/3/2/0
OPS .678 .813 .692 .601 .643 .818 .653 .677
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 506/.706 210/.852 135/.769 95/.556 / 138/.742 435/.877 125/.577 .686
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 438/.645 617/.800 160/.626 165/.626 / 206/.580 365/.749 164/.712 .667
Road 443/.708 416/.853 142/.450 112/.616 / 169/.642 444/.812 134/.703
Last 28d days 85/.633 15/.400 17/.180 16/.450 13/.808 29/.868 17/.741 23/.831
HR/SB/CS 25/14/2 33/18/8 8/9/0 4/2/2 // 4/12/4 27/15/7 2/2/2 18/9/2
Usage ······X· ········ ········ ···X···· ·······o ··XX·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.