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Game Preview: OAK @ BOS, 6:35pm, Tuesday, April 23, 2013 @Fenway Park

Athletics, 12-8, 12-8 2nd, 1½ GB, ½ up in WC

SP: Bartolo Colon (40, RHP, 2-0, 3.32)

2013 Gamelogs / 2013 Splits / vs. BOS Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2013 (2-0) 19.0 20 7 7 0 10 2 3.32
2012 (10-9) 152.1 161 62 58 23 91 17 3.43
2011 (8-10) 164.1 172 85 73 40 135 21 4.00
Last 7 GS 5-1 47.2 45 15 13 3 23 4 2.45 58
2013-04-17 HOU W 6.0 4 1 1 0 3 0 97 63
2013-04-12 DET ND 7.0 8 3 3 0 5 1 85 54
2013-04-06 @HOU W 6.0 8 3 3 0 2 1 83 46
2012-08-18 CLE W 8.0 5 1 1 0 3 1 103 71
2012-08-12 @CHW L 5.2 9 6 5 2 2 1 93 29
2012-08-07 LAA W 7.0 4 1 0 0 5 0 93 72
2012-08-02 TOR W 8.0 7 0 0 1 3 0 96 70
Last 5 v.BOS 2-1 29.2 34 15 13 6 25 4 3.94 50
2012-07-03 BOS ND 6.0 5 2 1 1 3 1 87 58
2011-08-05 @BOS ND 4.2 6 2 2 1 2 1 94 45
2011-05-13 BOS L 6.0 5 3 2 3 4 1 103 53
2005-08-18 BOS W 7.0 8 3 3 0 5 0 104 54
2005-06-04 @BOS W 6.0 10 5 5 1 11 1 119 42
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:    6-4    Road:    6-4    ExtrInn: 1-0 
 vsRHP:   8-7    vsLHP:   4-1    1-Run:   2-1 
 vsEast:  0-4    vsCntrl: 1-2    vsWest: 11-2  IL: 0-0 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 20 Mon, Apr 22  @BOS  L   6-9       12-8   2nd  1.5 gb
 19 Sun, Apr 21  @TBR  L   1-8       12-7   2nd  0.5 gb
 18 Sat, Apr 20  @TBR  L   0-1       12-6   1st  0.5 up
 17 Fri, Apr 19  @TBR  L   3-8       12-5   1st  1.5 up
 16 Wed, Apr 17   HOU  W   7-5       12-4   1st  2.0 up
 15 Tue, Apr 16   HOU  W   4-3       11-4   1st  1.5 up
 14 Mon, Apr 15   HOU  W  11-2       10-4   1st  1.5 up
 13 Sun, Apr 14   DET  L   1-10       9-4   1st  1.0 up
 12 Sat, Apr 13   DET  L   3-7        9-3   1st  1.0 up
 11 Fri, Apr 12   DET  W   4-3 (12)   9-2   1st  2.0 up
 Last 10: 4-6    Last 20:12-8    Last 30:12-8 
RedSox, 13-6, 13-6 1st, 2 up

SP: Alfredo Aceves (30, RHP, 1-0, 6.28)

2013 Gamelogs / 2013 Splits / vs. OAK Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2013 (1-0) 14.1 18 10 10 8 11 5 6.28
2012 (2-10) 84.0 80 51 50 31 75 11 5.36
2011 (10-2) 114.0 84 37 33 42 80 8 2.61
Last 7 GS 2-1 34.1 37 23 20 20 21 4 5.24 44
2013-04-17 @CLE W 5.0 7 3 3 3 2 2 106 40
2013-04-11 BAL ND 5.0 6 2 2 3 4 1 79 48
2011-06-21 SDP ND 5.0 4 4 4 6 4 0 98 41
2011-05-31 CHW L 5.0 8 8 6 3 1 0 78 21
2011-05-26 @DET W 6.0 5 1 1 2 6 0 98 62
2011-05-21 CHC ND 5.0 3 1 1 2 2 0 86 57
2009-07-09 @MIN ND 3.1 4 4 3 1 2 1 65 39
Has never faced OAK as starter.
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:    6-4    Road:    7-2    ExtrInn: 1-1 
 vsRHP:  10-4    vsLHP:   3-2    1-Run:   3-2 
 vsEast:  8-4    vsCntrl: 4-2    vsWest:  1-0  IL: 0-0 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 19 Mon, Apr 22   OAK  W   9-6       13-6   1st  2.0 up
 18 Sun, Apr 21   KCR  L   4-5 (10)  12-6   1st  1.5 up
 17 Sun, Apr 21   KCR  L   2-4       12-5   1st  1.5 up
 16 Sat, Apr 20   KCR  W   4-3       12-4   1st  2.0 up
 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
 Last 10: 8-2    Last 20:13-6    Last 30:13-6 
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Mon, Apr 22, 2013 BOS  9  OAK  6        W:Felix Doubront (2-0), L: A.J. Griffin (2-1), S: Andrew Bailey (4)

Sun, Sep 02, 2012 OAK  6  BOS  2        W:Brett Anderson (3-0), L: Daisuke Matsuzaka (1-4), S: none
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
Season Series: 2013 - BOS over 1-0; 2012 - OAK won 8-1; 2011 - BOS won 6-2; All-Time - BOS leads 1057-869

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.

Athletics Batters (5.30 RS/G) vs. RedSox Pitchers (3.16 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 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
4.Crisp# G/S/vP 5/1.067 ··· 3/.666 2/.500 2/.000 5/.900 ··· 508/336 .259/.325/.418/.742 .682/.774 .667 81/1.082 39/4 11/3
20.Donaldson G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 1/3.000 2/.000 2/.000 ··· 294/205 .241/.289/.398/.687 .703/.680 .715 78/.765 4/1 9/13
7.Freiman G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· / /// / 23/.517 / /
5.Jaso* G/S/vP 6/.666 2/.000 3/.333 ··· ··· 4/.250 ··· 361/308 .276/.394/.456/.850 .393/.927 .824 64/.596 5/0 10/0
8.Lowrie# G/S/vP 2/.500 2/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· 4/.000 ··· 387/287 .244/.331/.438/.769 .623/.819 .687 83/1.043 2/0 16/8
37.Moss* G/S/vP 2/3.500 1/.000 ··· 3/1.167 ··· 2/1.000 ··· 296/234 .291/.358/.596/.954 .770/1.006 1.050 68/.791 1/1 21/9
36.Norris G/S/vP 1/2.000 ··· 1/no AB 3/1.167 ··· ··· ··· 232/139 .201/.276/.349/.625 .618/.630 .645 42/.928 5/1 7/5
12.Parrino# G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 138/86 .207/.316/.276/.592 .595/.590 .510 23/.317 1/0 1/6
16.Reddick* G/S/vP 5/.200 ··· 1/.000 4/.917 ··· 2/.000 ··· 673/434 .242/.305/.463/.768 .751/.778 .742 66/.488 11/1 32/6
15.Smith* G/S/vP 2/.000 ··· ··· 3/.000 1/no AB 2/.000 1/no AB 441/361 .240/.333/.420/.754 .521/.805 .764 57/1.045 2/2 14/2
28.Sogard* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 1/.000 1/5.000 ··· 108/88 .167/.206/.275/.480 .450/.487 .707 56/.692 2/0 2/2
23.Taylor G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 21/9 .143/.143/.190/.333 .167/.556 .500 6/.000 0/0 0/0
25.Young G/S/vP ··· 3/.333 11/1.344 4/1.750 ··· ··· ··· 363/229 .231/.311/.434/.745 .810/.707 .784 73/.578 8/3 14/2
IP 84.0 15.1 40.1 42.0 44.0 36.0 TOTAL .251/.341/.422/.763 .834/.731 .817 .763 19/3 21/11
ERA-K/9 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 3.00/9.9

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Donaldson (4-2-0)
 Jaso (27-7-5)
 Norris (34-12-4)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 361/.254 74/.318 169/.194 173/.212 172/.227 130/.160 / .215  Reddick
 Crisp
 Young
 Smith
 Moss
 Taylor
 Parrino
0/14/136/15
16/97/0/4
0/87/0/4
57/0/13/3
11/0/13/2
2/0/4/0
0/0/1/0
OPS .748 .862 .588 .691 .558 .466 .660
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 190/.814 38/1.084 102/.429 82/.660 67/.519 71/.545 / .608
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 171/.677 36/.636 67/.829 91/.714 105/.583 59/.369 / .703
Home 173/.839 34/.711 80/.555 99/.675 101/.563 73/.294 /
Last 28d days 67/1.015 40/.475 22/.767 38/.661 33/.545 28/.512 15/.650
HR/SB/CS 11/6/1 2/1/1 3/0/0 7/4/2 1/4/1 4/1/0 // 21/14/3
Usage ·····X·· XoX·oX·X ·X··X··· Xo····X· oX···X·· ·X··oo·o oX····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 (4.95 RS/G) vs. Athletics Pitchers (4.45 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 40.Colon
G/S/vB
50.Balfour
G/S/vB
13.Blevins*
G/S/vB
60.Chavez
G/S/vB
48.Cook
G/S/vB
62.Doolittle*
G/S/vB
47.Neshek
G/S/vB
44.Resop
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
37.Carp* G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 189/145 .213/.312/.341/.654 .722/.631 .701 12/1.250 1/0 5/2
23.Ciriaco G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/2.000 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 272/190 .293/.315/.390/.705 .764/.678 .803 19/.530 16/3 2/9
7.Drew* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 4/1.250 ··· 1/no AB ··· 5/.650 327/231 .223/.309/.348/.657 .563/.697 .638 38/.388 1/2 7/8
2.Ellsbury* G/S/vP 8/.804 7/.786 3/.000 ··· ··· 1/no AB 2/2.000 1/no AB 323/213 .271/.313/.370/.682 .648/.701 .801 90/.792 14/3 4/3
5.Gomes G/S/vP 14/1.429 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 1/2.000 333/137 .262/.377/.491/.868 .974/.715 .764 38/.610 3/1 18/2
16.Middlebrooks G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 2/.000 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 286/186 .288/.325/.509/.835 .906/.798 .841 76/.627 4/1 15/9
12.Napoli G/S/vP 8/.750 7/.000 7/1.571 4/1.250 5/.200 2/.000 1/.000 ··· 417/285 .227/.343/.469/.812 .706/.861 .785 84/.891 1/0 24/7
29.Nava# G/S/vP 3/1.167 3/2.167 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 317/222 .243/.352/.390/.742 .613/.797 .800 63/1.029 3/0 6/2
34.Ortiz* G/S/vP 50/.417 10/.775 8/.750 2/2.500 2/1.500 1/.000 2/.000 ··· 383/245 .318/.415/.611/1.026 .985/1.050 1.169 13/1.205 0/1 23/0
15.Pedroia G/S/vP 11/.282 9/1.015 7/1.881 2/.000 2/.500 1/.000 3/.000 2/.000 623/437 .290/.347/.449/.797 .848/.775 .831 86/.726 20/6 15/5
3.Ross G/S/vP 2/.500 1/no AB ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 2/.000 196/108 .256/.321/.449/.770 .712/.818 .779 22/.468 1/0 9/2
39.Saltalamacchia# G/S/vP 12/.833 1/.000 2/.000 ··· 2/.000 2/.000 ··· 1/3.000 448/391 .222/.288/.454/.742 .494/.779 .761 58/.755 0/1 25/7
18.Victorino# G/S/vP 3/1.667 1/.000 ··· 4/.000 ··· ··· 1/no AB 10/.775 666/472 .255/.321/.383/.704 .906/.629 .695 76/.701 39/6 11/2
IP 152.1 74.2 65.1 24.2 73.1 47.1 19.2 73.2 TOTAL .255/.335/.411/.746 .562/.811 .671 .746 18/6 18/4
ERA-K/9 3.43/5.4 2.53/8.7 2.48/7.4 9.85/10.9 2.09/9.8 3.04/11.4 1.37/7.3 3.91/5.6 4.02/7.1

 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 636/.266 289/.160 261/.201 123/.315 288/.166 191/.227 77/.147 330/.276 .256  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 .692 .495 .637 .983 .517 .611 .530 .722 .718
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 348/.782 151/.476 125/.575 45/1.144 136/.568 67/.794 16/1.108 131/.694 .675
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 288/.587 138/.516 136/.693 78/.888 152/.473 124/.509 61/.369 199/.740 .741
Road 272/.749 138/.596 134/.500 106/.869 151/.469 97/.693 40/.789 174/.688
Last 28d days 74/.635 27/.759 39/.450 11/.764 39/.466 28/.454 38/.863 41/.747
HR/SB/CS 17/1/0 4/3/3 7/4/3 7/0/0 4/4/2 3/5/1 3/2/0 6/6/1 19/12/1
Usage ·····X·· ·····XoX o··X···· XX······ ··X··Xo· X·····Xo ·o·o···o X··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.