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Game Preview: HOU @ BOS, 6:35pm, Thursday, April 25, 2013 @Fenway Park

Astros, 7-14, 7-14 4th, 7 GB, 5½ GB in WC

SP: Philip Humber (30, RHP, 0-4, 6.63)

2013 Gamelogs / 2013 Splits / vs. BOS Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2013 (0-4) 19.0 25 14 14 5 8 2 6.63
2012 (5-5) 102.0 113 74 73 44 85 23 6.44
2011 (9-9) 163.0 151 71 68 41 116 14 3.75
Last 7 GS 1-5 33.2 46 27 27 12 13 9 7.22 39
2013-04-20 CLE L 0.1 8 8 8 1 0 1 30 2
2013-04-14 @LAA L 7.0 7 2 2 1 4 1 92 58
2013-04-08 @SEA L 6.0 5 3 3 1 2 0 86 51
2013-04-03 TEX L 5.2 5 1 1 2 2 0 85 55
2012-08-03 LAA ND 5.2 10 6 6 4 1 2 109 22
2012-07-28 @TEX W 6.0 4 1 1 2 4 1 100 62
2012-07-22 @DET L 3.0 7 6 6 1 0 4 57 20
Last 5 v.BOS 2-2 23.1 29 19 19 6 17 4 7.33 40
2012-07-17 @BOS W 6.0 6 2 2 0 3 0 104 55
2012-04-26 BOS L 5.0 8 9 9 3 5 3 115 17
2011-07-30 BOS L 4.2 6 4 4 2 4 0 86 38
2011-05-31 @BOS W 7.2 9 4 4 1 5 1 97 49
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:    4-8    Road:    3-6    ExtrInn: 0-0 
 vsRHP:   5-9    vsLHP:   2-5    1-Run:   2-3 
 vsEast:  0-0    vsCntrl: 1-2    vsWest:  6-12 IL: 0-0 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 21 Wed, Apr 24   SEA  W  10-3        7-14  4th  7.0 gb
 20 Tue, Apr 23   SEA  W   3-2        6-14  5th  7.0 gb
 19 Mon, Apr 22   SEA  L   1-7        5-14  5th  8.0 gb
 18 Sun, Apr 21   CLE  L   4-5        5-13  5th  7.0 gb
 17 Sat, Apr 20   CLE  L   6-19       5-12  5th  6.5 gb
 16 Fri, Apr 19   CLE  W   3-2        5-11  5th  6.5 gb
 15 Wed, Apr 17  @OAK  L   5-7        4-11  5th  7.5 gb
 14 Tue, Apr 16  @OAK  L   3-4        4-10  4th  6.5 gb
 13 Mon, Apr 15  @OAK  L   2-11       4-9   4th  5.5 gb
 12 Sun, Apr 14  @LAA  L   1-4        4-8   4th  4.5 gb
 Last 10: 3-7    Last 20: 6-14   Last 30: 7-14
RedSox, 14-7, 14-7 1st, 2 up

SP: Clay Buchholz (28, RHP, 4-0, 0.90)

2013 Gamelogs / 2013 Splits / vs. HOU Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2013 (4-0) 30.0 19 3 3 11 29 1 0.90
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 4-2 44.2 37 16 15 17 40 5 3.02 58
2013-04-20 KCR W 8.0 8 2 2 1 6 0 104 63
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
Has never faced HOU as starter.
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:    7-5    Road:    7-2    ExtrInn: 1-1 
 vsRHP:  10-5    vsLHP:   4-2    1-Run:   4-2 
 vsEast:  8-4    vsCntrl: 4-2    vsWest:  2-1  IL: 0-0 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 21 Wed, Apr 24   OAK  W   6-5       14-7   1st  2.0 up
 20 Tue, Apr 23   OAK  L   0-13 (7)  13-7   1st  1.0 up
 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
 Last 10: 7-3    Last 20:13-7    Last 30:14-7 
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Sun, Jul 03, 2011 BOS  2 @HOU  1        W:Josh Beckett (7-3), L: Mark Melancon (5-2), S: Jonathan Papelbon (17)
Sat, Jul 02, 2011 BOS 10 @HOU  4        W:Andrew Miller (2-0), L: J.A. Happ (3-10), S: none
Fri, Jul 01, 2011 BOS  7 @HOU  5        W:Dan Wheeler (1-1), L: Sergio Escalona (1-1), S: Jonathan Papelbon (16)
Sun, Jun 29, 2008 HOU  3  BOS  2        W:Doug Brocail (4-3), L: David Aardsma (2-2), S: Jose Valverde (21)
Sat, Jun 28, 2008 HOU 11  BOS 10        W:Doug Brocail (3-3), L: Manny Delcarmen (0-2), S: Jose Valverde (20)
Fri, Jun 27, 2008 BOS  6 @HOU  1        W:Daisuke Matsuzaka (9-1), L: Runelvys Hernandez (0-1), S: Jonathan Papelbon (24)
Sun, Jun 15, 2003 BOS  3  HOU  2 (14)   W:Jason Shiell (2-0), L: Nate Bland (1-2), S: none
Sat, Jun 14, 2003 BOS  8  HOU  4        W:Derek Lowe (7-3), L: Tim Redding (4-5), S: none
Fri, Jun 13, 2003 BOS  4  HOU  3        W:Ryan Rupe (1-0), L: Ricky Stone (4-2), S: Brandon Lyon (7)
Season Series: 2013 -  0-0; 2012 -  0-0; 2011 - BOS won 3-0; All-Time - BOS leads 7-2

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.

Astros Batters (4.19 RS/G) vs. RedSox Pitchers (3.71 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 11.Buchholz
G/S/vB
40.Bailey
G/S/vB
51.Bard
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
27.Altuve G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 630/461 .290/.340/.399/.740 .911/.676 .754 94/.874 33/11 7/11
28.Ankiel* G/S/vP 3/.333 ··· 1/2.000 5/.800 ··· ··· ··· ··· 171/148 .228/.282/.411/.694 .435/.736 .673 42/.833 1/3 5/2
2.Barnes G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 105/54 .204/.250/.265/.515 .578/.458 .557 34/.941 1/1 1/0
23.Carter G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/5.000 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 260/151 .239/.350/.514/.864 .898/.837 .888 87/.740 0/0 16/6
15.Castro* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 295/238 .257/.334/.401/.735 .361/.831 .668 72/.655 0/0 6/6
13.Cedeno G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/no AB 3/.833 ··· ··· ··· ··· 186/84 .259/.332/.410/.741 .759/.718 .831 30/.833 0/1 4/4
22.Corporan# G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 85/66 .269/.310/.449/.758 .433/.855 .702 20/.628 0/1 4/2
30.Dominguez G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 113/88 .284/.310/.477/.787 .655/.824 .992 74/.630 0/0 5/1
9.Gonzalez# G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 219/164 .234/.280/.327/.607 .296/.713 .601 53/.880 3/3 2/5
4.Laird G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 37/17 .257/.297/.371/.669 .461/.915 .863 18/1.098 0/0 1/1
21.Martinez* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 3/1.000 ··· 130/117 .237/.300/.466/.766 .154/.839 .997 10/.700 0/1 6/0
12.Pena* G/S/vP 36/.553 5/.933 9/.444 8/.833 2/.500 1/2.000 5/.200 ··· 600/418 .197/.330/.354/.684 .636/.705 .670 83/.674 2/3 19/7
IP 189.1 15.1 59.1 40.1 42.0 44.0 36.0 TOTAL .257/.312/.427/.739 .768/.723 .807 .739 9/4 25/12
ERA-K/9 4.56/6.1 7.04/8.2 6.22/5.8 3.35/11.4 3.21/8.8 1.43/9.2 1.75/10.8 /0.0 3.56/10.0

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Castro (57-13-8)
 Corporan (14-7-2)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 802/.263 74/.318 277/.271 169/.194 173/.212 172/.227 130/.160 / .226  Barnes
 Ankiel
 Martinez
 Wright
1/32/5/3
0/62/0/2
31/0/6/1
0/0/1/0
OPS .757 .862 .852 .588 .691 .558 .466 .692
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 429/.761 38/1.084 154/.803 102/.429 82/.660 67/.519 71/.545 / .648
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 373/.751 36/.636 123/.913 67/.829 91/.714 105/.583 59/.369 / .731
Home 403/.799 34/.711 110/.819 80/.555 99/.675 101/.563 73/.294 /
Last 28d days 115/.535 43/.440 / 23/.728 38/.661 38/.605 32/.607 15/.650
HR/SB/CS 25/9/2 2/1/1 9/9/3 3/0/0 7/4/2 1/4/1 4/1/0 // 24/16/3
Usage ····X··· X·XoX·oX o··X··X· ··Xo···· X·oX···X X··X··oo ··oX····

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 (4.76 RS/G) vs. Astros Pitchers (5.71 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 59.Humber
G/S/vB
62.Ambriz
G/S/vB
54.Blackley*
G/S/vB
68.Cisnero
G/S/vB
56.Clemens
G/S/vB
55.Cruz
G/S/vB
43.Peacock
G/S/vB
41.Veras
G/S/vB
53.Wright*
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
37.Carp* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 189/145 .213/.312/.341/.654 .722/.631 .701 13/1.295 1/0 5/2
23.Ciriaco G/S/vP 2/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 272/190 .293/.315/.390/.705 .764/.678 .803 19/.530 16/3 2/9
7.Drew* G/S/vP 4/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 2/1.000 4/1.250 327/231 .223/.309/.348/.657 .563/.697 .638 44/.432 1/2 7/8
2.Ellsbury* G/S/vP 9/.666 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 3/1.000 1/no AB 323/213 .271/.313/.370/.682 .648/.701 .801 98/.776 14/3 4/3
5.Gomes G/S/vP 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 6/.334 2/.000 333/137 .262/.377/.491/.868 .974/.715 .764 42/.631 3/1 18/2
16.Middlebrooks G/S/vP 3/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 286/186 .288/.325/.509/.835 .906/.798 .841 83/.573 4/1 15/9
12.Napoli G/S/vP 4/1.833 ··· 10/.800 ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 3/2.667 ··· 417/285 .227/.343/.469/.812 .706/.861 .785 91/.889 1/0 24/7
29.Nava# G/S/vP 3/.333 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 317/222 .243/.352/.390/.742 .613/.797 .800 68/1.008 3/0 6/2
34.Ortiz* G/S/vP 8/.661 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 3/.333 ··· 383/245 .318/.415/.611/1.026 .985/1.050 1.169 17/1.217 0/1 23/0
15.Pedroia G/S/vP 9/.365 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 5/.400 2/.500 623/437 .290/.347/.449/.797 .848/.775 .831 94/.742 20/6 15/5
3.Ross G/S/vP ··· ··· 2/2.000 ··· ··· 2/.500 ··· 1/.000 ··· 196/108 .256/.321/.449/.770 .712/.818 .779 26/.394 1/0 9/2
39.Saltalamacchia# G/S/vP 8/1.625 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 3/1.000 3/2.667 448/391 .222/.288/.454/.742 .494/.779 .761 61/.750 0/1 25/7
18.Victorino# G/S/vP ··· 1/2.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 3/.000 5/1.600 3/1.000 666/472 .255/.321/.383/.704 .906/.629 .695 83/.677 39/6 11/2
IP 102.0 19.1 107.2 55.0 67.0 52.1 TOTAL .252/.332/.404/.736 .606/.785 .664 .736 19/6 18/6
ERA-K/9 6.44/7.5 4.19/10.3 4.10/5.9 /0.0 /0.0 6.05/7.5 /0.0 3.63/10.6 3.27/9.3 5.19/5.7

 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 462/.276 83/.206 444/.243 / / 253/.297 / 300/.239 223/.226 .284  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 .846 .613 .694 .870 .694 .638 .848
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 264/.893 27/.487 125/.630 / / 100/.974 / 146/.724 133/.538 .908
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 198/.783 56/.675 319/.719 / / 153/.798 / 154/.665 90/.790 .787
Road 225/.702 37/.628 229/.797 / / 139/.955 / 148/.721 100/.533
Last 28d days 87/.884 54/.765 15/1.246 14/.381 55/.775 53/1.029 82/1.011 38/.768 43/.602
HR/SB/CS 23/15/1 0/2/1 10/2/4 // // 8/5/1 // 5/10/2 4/3/1 30/10/4
Usage ····X··· ·o·X·X·o ·X··X··· ··X····· o···X··· X···X··· ··X····· ·oo··o·o ···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.