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Game Preview: HOU @ BOS, 1:35pm, Sunday, April 28, 2013 @Fenway Park

Astros, 7-17, 7-17 5th, 9 GB, 8 GB in WC

SP: Bud Norris (28, RHP, 3-2, 4.13)

2013 Gamelogs / 2013 Splits / vs. BOS Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2013 (3-2) 24.0 27 14 11 11 16 2 4.13
2012 (7-13) 168.1 165 90 87 66 165 23 4.65
2011 (6-11) 186.0 177 93 78 70 176 24 3.77
Last 7 GS 5-2 37.1 33 14 11 13 27 2 2.65 55
2013-04-23 SEA W 5.0 8 1 1 2 2 0 96 47
2013-04-17 @OAK L 0.2 5 6 6 3 0 0 46 15
2013-04-12 @LAA W 7.0 3 0 0 2 5 0 96 74
2013-04-06 OAK L 5.2 6 5 2 1 4 2 122 46
2013-03-31 TEX W 5.2 5 2 2 3 5 0 97 53
2012-10-02 @CHC W 6.0 4 0 0 2 4 0 80 66
2012-09-26 STL W 7.1 2 0 0 0 7 0 104 81
Last 5 v.BOS 0-0 6.0 4 4 4 4 10 1 6.00 54
2011-07-01 BOS ND 6.0 4 4 4 4 10 1 106 54
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:    4-8    Road:    3-9    ExtrInn: 0-0 
 vsRHP:   5-11   vsLHP:   2-6    1-Run:   2-3 
 vsEast:  0-3    vsCntrl: 1-2    vsWest:  6-12 IL: 0-0 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 24 Sat, Apr 27  @BOS  L   4-8        7-17  5th  9.0 gb
 23 Fri, Apr 26  @BOS  L   3-7        7-16  5th  9.0 gb
 22 Thu, Apr 25  @BOS  L   2-7        7-15  5th  8.0 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
 Last 10: 3-7    Last 20: 6-14   Last 30: 7-17
RedSox, 17-7, 17-7 1st, 2 up

SP: John Lackey (34, RHP, 0-1, 4.15)

2013 Gamelogs / 2013 Splits / vs. HOU Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2013 (0-1) 4.1 5 2 2 1 8 1 4.15
2011 (12-12) 160.0 203 119 114 56 108 20 6.41
2010 (14-11) 215.0 233 114 105 72 156 18 4.40
Last 7 GS 0-4 35.0 48 32 30 17 25 3 7.71 37
2013-04-06 @TOR L 4.1 5 2 2 1 8 1 77 52
2011-09-25 @NYY ND 6.0 5 4 3 3 4 0 86 49
2011-09-19 BAL ND 4.1 11 8 8 2 3 0 105 10
2011-09-14 TOR ND 5.1 7 2 2 1 4 0 115 49
2011-09-09 @TBR L 3.0 5 5 5 3 2 1 69 28
2011-09-04 TEX L 5.0 8 6 6 3 1 0 103 25
2011-08-30 NYY L 7.0 7 5 4 4 3 1 119 44
Last 5 v.HOU 0-0 4.2 8 6 6 4 4 2 11.57 24
2007-06-18 HOU ND 4.2 8 6 6 4 4 2 103 24
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   10-5    Road:    7-2    ExtrInn: 1-1 
 vsRHP:  12-5    vsLHP:   5-2    1-Run:   4-2 
 vsEast:  8-4    vsCntrl: 4-2    vsWest:  5-1  IL: 0-0 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 24 Sat, Apr 27   HOU  W   8-4       17-7   1st  2.0 up
 23 Fri, Apr 26   HOU  W   7-3       16-7   1st  2.0 up
 22 Thu, Apr 25   HOU  W   7-2       15-7   1st  2.0 up
 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
 Last 10: 7-3    Last 20:14-6    Last 30:17-7 
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Sat, Apr 27, 2013 BOS  8  HOU  4        W:Felix Doubront (3-0), L: Brad Peacock (1-3), S: none
Fri, Apr 26, 2013 BOS  7  HOU  3        W:Ryan Dempster (1-2), L: Erik Bedard (0-2), S: none
Thu, Apr 25, 2013 BOS  7  HOU  2        W:Clay Buchholz (5-0), L: Philip Humber (0-5), S: none

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
Season Series: 2013 - BOS over 3-0; 2012 -  0-0; 2011 - BOS won 3-0; All-Time - BOS leads 10-2

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 (4.04 RS/G) vs. RedSox Pitchers (3.63 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS
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 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/no AB ··· 2/.000 630/461 .290/.340/.399/.740 .911/.676 .754 104/.825 33/11 7/11
28.Ankiel* G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/2.000 5/.800 ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 171/148 .228/.282/.411/.694 .435/.736 .673 44/.716 1/3 5/2
2.Barnes G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 105/54 .204/.250/.265/.515 .578/.458 .557 36/.988 1/1 1/0
23.Carter G/S/vP ··· ··· 2/2.500 2/.000 ··· 2/.000 2/1.500 ··· 260/151 .239/.350/.514/.864 .898/.837 .888 96/.765 0/0 16/6
15.Castro* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/2.000 ··· ··· 295/238 .257/.334/.401/.735 .361/.831 .668 76/.732 0/0 6/6
13.Cedeno G/S/vP 2/.000 ··· 1/no AB 3/.833 ··· ··· ··· ··· 186/84 .259/.332/.410/.741 .759/.718 .831 30/.783 0/1 4/4
22.Corporan# G/S/vP ··· ··· 2/.500 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 85/66 .269/.310/.449/.758 .433/.855 .702 24/.625 0/1 4/2
30.Dominguez G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/no AB ··· 1/.000 1/2.000 113/88 .284/.310/.477/.787 .655/.824 .992 82/.643 0/0 5/1
9.Gonzalez# G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/2.000 ··· ··· 2/.000 219/164 .234/.280/.327/.607 .296/.713 .601 64/.920 3/3 2/5
19.Grossman# G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 2/.000 / /// / 18/.402 / /
4.Laird G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 37/17 .257/.297/.371/.669 .461/.915 .863 25/.845 0/0 1/1
21.Martinez* G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/2.000 1/.000 ··· 1/no AB 4/.750 ··· 130/117 .237/.300/.466/.766 .154/.839 .997 20/.721 0/1 6/0
12.Pena* G/S/vP 39/1.036 5/.933 11/.455 9/.730 2/.500 1/2.000 6/.167 ··· 600/418 .197/.330/.354/.684 .636/.705 .670 89/.632 2/3 19/7
IP 15.1 59.1 40.1 42.0 44.0 36.0 TOTAL .252/.311/.411/.721 .743/.710 .753 .716 11/4 25/14
ERA-K/9 /0.0 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 3.49/10.3

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

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA / 74/.318 277/.271 169/.194 173/.212 172/.227 130/.160 / .222  Barnes
 Ankiel
 Martinez
 Wright
1/32/5/3
0/62/0/2
31/0/6/1
0/0/1/0
OPS .862 .852 .588 .691 .558 .466 .677
vs LHB (BF-OPS) / 38/1.084 154/.803 102/.429 82/.660 67/.519 71/.545 / .633
vs RHB (BF-OPS) / 36/.636 123/.913 67/.829 91/.714 105/.583 59/.369 / .716
Home / 34/.711 110/.819 80/.555 99/.675 101/.563 73/.294 /
Last 28d days 19/.760 43/.440 6/.750 27/.607 41/.695 43/.623 36/.623 23/.504
HR/SB/CS // 2/1/1 9/9/3 3/0/0 7/4/2 1/4/1 4/1/0 // 24/18/3
Usage ···X·XoX o·X····· o·oo··X· ·o···Xo· oo·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 (5.08 RS/G) vs. Astros Pitchers (5.92 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 20.Norris
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 ··· ··· 1/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· 2/.000 ··· ··· 189/145 .213/.312/.341/.654 .722/.631 .701 20/1.292 1/0 5/2
23.Ciriaco G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· 2/.000 1/2.000 ··· ··· ··· 272/190 .293/.315/.390/.705 .764/.678 .803 23/.737 16/3 2/9
7.Drew* G/S/vP 12/1.445 1/2.000 2/.000 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 2/no AB 2/1.000 4/1.250 327/231 .223/.309/.348/.657 .563/.697 .638 52/.474 1/2 7/8
2.Ellsbury* G/S/vP ··· 2/.000 2/.000 1/.000 2/1.000 1/.000 3/.666 3/1.000 1/no AB 323/213 .271/.313/.370/.682 .648/.701 .801 113/.752 14/3 4/3
5.Gomes G/S/vP 6/.533 1/.000 ··· ··· 2/.000 1/2.000 ··· 7/.286 2/.000 333/137 .262/.377/.491/.868 .974/.715 .764 49/.578 3/1 18/2
16.Middlebrooks G/S/vP ··· 1/no AB 1/2.000 1/.000 1/.000 1/2.000 2/1.500 ··· ··· 286/186 .288/.325/.509/.835 .906/.798 .841 95/.676 4/1 15/9
12.Napoli G/S/vP ··· ··· 11/.920 1/3.000 1/.000 1/.000 2/.500 4/1.833 2/1.500 417/285 .227/.343/.469/.812 .706/.861 .785 104/.899 1/0 24/7
29.Nava# G/S/vP ··· 1/2.000 1/.000 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 3/1.000 ··· 2/.000 317/222 .243/.352/.390/.742 .613/.797 .800 82/.925 3/0 6/2
34.Ortiz* G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 2/.000 ··· 1/5.000 ··· 2/2.500 3/.333 2/.500 383/245 .318/.415/.611/1.026 .985/1.050 1.169 30/1.422 0/1 23/0
15.Pedroia G/S/vP 3/.667 2/1.000 1/no AB ··· 1/.000 1/.000 3/1.167 5/.400 4/1.250 623/437 .290/.347/.449/.797 .848/.775 .831 108/.820 20/6 15/5
3.Ross G/S/vP 3/2.334 ··· 2/2.000 ··· 1/2.000 3/1.167 ··· 1/.000 ··· 196/108 .256/.321/.449/.770 .712/.818 .779 30/.818 1/0 9/2
39.Saltalamacchia# G/S/vP 3/.666 1/3.000 1/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· 2/.500 4/.750 3/2.667 448/391 .222/.288/.454/.742 .494/.779 .761 70/.775 0/1 25/7
18.Victorino# G/S/vP 8/1.225 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 168.1 19.1 107.2 55.0 67.0 52.1 TOTAL .270/.346/.440/.786 .695/.821 .764 .786 22/6 23/9
ERA-K/9 4.65/8.8 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 5.55/6.2

 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 733/.254 83/.206 444/.243 / / 253/.297 / 300/.239 223/.226 .296  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 .752 .613 .694 .870 .694 .638 .877
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 370/.784 27/.487 125/.630 / / 100/.974 / 146/.724 133/.538 .916
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 363/.720 56/.675 319/.719 / / 153/.798 / 154/.665 90/.790 .838
Road 440/.889 37/.628 229/.797 / / 139/.955 / 148/.721 100/.533
Last 28d days 84/.782 62/.836 27/.899 21/.401 67/.770 59/1.062 103/1.029 41/.710 51/.661
HR/SB/CS 23/13/10 0/2/1 10/2/4 // // 8/5/1 // 5/10/2 4/3/1 35/13/4
Usage ····X··· X···o·X· X·X·X··X ··X··X·· ·X·o···X ·X·X···X X····X·· o···oo·· Xo····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.