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Game Preview: TEX @ BOS, 7:10pm, Thursday, June 6, 2013 @Fenway Park

Rangers, 36-22, 36-22 1st, 1½ up

SP: Derek Holland (26, LHP, 5-2, 2.81)

2013 Gamelogs / 2013 Splits / vs. BOS Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2013 (5-2) 73.2 68 27 23 18 72 4 2.81
2012 (12-7) 175.1 162 100 91 52 145 32 4.67
2011 (16-5) 198.0 201 97 87 67 162 22 3.95
Last 7 GS 4-1 46.0 49 17 13 10 50 3 2.54 57
2013-05-31 KCR W 7.0 8 2 1 1 8 0 104 62
2013-05-25 @SEA W 6.2 4 2 0 3 10 0 119 69
2013-05-19 DET ND 4.2 8 4 4 3 6 2 106 35
2013-05-14 @OAK ND 5.2 8 4 4 1 5 0 98 41
2013-05-08 @MIL W 7.0 10 1 1 0 6 0 93 59
2013-05-03 BOS W 8.0 6 0 0 1 9 0 112 78
2013-04-27 @MIN L 7.0 5 4 3 1 6 1 97 58
Last 5 v.BOS 5-0 36.1 24 7 7 7 32 5 1.73 68
2013-05-03 BOS W 8.0 6 0 0 1 9 0 112 78
2012-07-25 BOS W 7.2 5 3 3 1 7 2 100 63
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
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   18-8    Road:   18-14   ExtrInn: 1-3 
 vsRHP:  24-16   vsLHP:  12-6    1-Run:  10-6 
 vsEast:  6-2    vsCntrl: 8-6    vsWest: 19-9  IL: 3-5 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 58 Wed, Jun  5  @BOS  W   3-2       36-22  1st  1.5 up
 57 Tue, Jun  4  @BOS  L   5-17      35-22  1st  1.5 up
 56 Sun, Jun  2   KCR  W   3-1       35-21  1st  2.0 up
 55 Sat, Jun  1   KCR  L   1-4 (10)  34-21  1st  2.0 up
 54 Fri, May 31   KCR  W   7-2       34-20  1st  3.0 up
 53 Thu, May 30   ARI  W   9-5       33-20  1st  3.0 up
 52 Mon, May 27  @ARI  L   4-5       32-20  1st  3.0 up
 51 Mon, May 27  @ARI  L   3-5       32-19  1st  3.0 up
 50 Sun, May 26  @SEA  L   3-4 (13)  32-18  1st  4.5 up
 49 Sat, May 25  @SEA  W   5-2       32-17  1st  5.5 up
 Last 10: 5-5    Last 20:12-8    Last 30:19-11
RedSox, 36-24, 36-24 1st, 1½ up

SP: Jon Lester (29, LHP, 6-2, 3.53)

2013 Gamelogs / 2013 Splits / vs. TEX Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2013 (6-2) 79.0 68 33 31 23 65 5 3.53
2012 (9-14) 205.1 216 117 110 68 166 25 4.82
2011 (15-9) 191.2 166 77 74 75 182 20 3.47
Last 7 GS 2-2 47.1 43 25 23 13 37 4 4.37 53
2013-05-31 @NYY L 6.1 6 4 4 4 5 0 116 46
2013-05-25 CLE ND 7.0 10 4 4 1 8 0 124 48
2013-05-20 @CHW L 6.0 7 6 5 3 2 1 109 35
2013-05-15 @TBR W 7.0 8 2 2 0 5 0 107 58
2013-05-10 TOR W 9.0 1 0 0 0 5 0 118 90
2013-05-05 @TEX ND 6.0 5 3 3 3 7 2 115 54
2013-04-30 @TOR ND 6.0 6 6 5 2 5 1 100 41
Last 5 v.TEX 1-2 28.0 30 19 19 10 18 6 6.11 45
2013-05-05 @TEX ND 6.0 5 3 3 3 7 2 115 54
2012-08-07 TEX L 6.2 6 4 4 2 4 0 116 48
2012-04-17 TEX L 2.0 8 7 7 4 2 1 80 10
2011-04-01 @TEX ND 5.1 6 5 5 1 0 3 88 35
2010-08-14 @TEX W 8.0 5 0 0 0 5 0 109 77
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   18-13   Road:   18-11   ExtrInn: 3-1 
 vsRHP:  24-14   vsLHP:  12-10   1-Run:   8-6 
 vsEast: 15-9    vsCntrl:12-8    vsWest:  7-5  IL: 2-2 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 60 Wed, Jun  5   TEX  L   2-3       36-24  1st  1.5 up
 59 Tue, Jun  4   TEX  W  17-5       36-23  1st  2.5 up
 58 Sun, Jun  2  @NYY  W   3-0  (6)  35-23  1st  2.5 up
 57 Sat, Jun  1  @NYY  W  11-1       34-23  1st  2.0 up
 56 Fri, May 31  @NYY  L   1-4       33-23  1st  1.0 up
 55 Thu, May 30  @PHI  W   9-2       33-22  1st  2.0 up
 54 Wed, May 29  @PHI  L   3-4       32-22  1st  1.0 up
 53 Tue, May 28   PHI  L   1-3       32-21  1st  1.0 up
 52 Mon, May 27   PHI  W   9-3       32-20  1st  1.0 up
 51 Sun, May 26   CLE  W   6-5       31-20  1st    Tied
 Last 10: 6-4    Last 20:13-7    Last 30:16-14
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Wed, Jun 05, 2013 TEX  3 @BOS  2        W:Neal Cotts (1-0), L: Craig Breslow (2-1), S: Joe Nathan (18)
Tue, Jun 04, 2013 BOS 17  TEX  5        W:Ryan Dempster (3-6), L: Justin Grimm (5-4), S: none
Sun, May 05, 2013 TEX  4  BOS  3        W:Joe Nathan (1-0), L: Clayton Mortensen (0-2), S: none
Sat, May 04, 2013 TEX  5  BOS  1        W:Alexi Ogando (3-2), L: John Lackey (1-2), S: none
Fri, May 03, 2013 TEX  7  BOS  0        W:Derek Holland (2-2), L: Felix Doubront (3-1), S: none

Wed, Aug 08, 2012 TEX 10 @BOS  9        W:Alexi Ogando (2-0), L: Clayton Mortensen (1-1), S: Joe Nathan (23)
Tue, Aug 07, 2012 TEX  6 @BOS  3        W:Ryan Dempster (6-5), L: Jon Lester (5-10), S: Joe Nathan (22)
Mon, Aug 06, 2012 BOS  9  TEX  2        W:Aaron Cook (3-5), L: Yu Darvish (11-8), S: none
Wed, Jul 25, 2012 TEX  5  BOS  3        W:Derek Holland (7-5), L: Josh Beckett (5-9), S: Joe Nathan (20)
Tue, Jul 24, 2012 BOS  2 @TEX  1        W:Vicente Padilla (4-0), L: Joe Nathan (1-3), S: Alfredo Aceves (21)
Season Series: 2013 - TEX over 4-1; 2012 - TEX won 6-2; 2011 - TEX won 6-4; All-Time - BOS leads 330-302

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
Rangers Batters (4.64 RS/G) vs. RedSox Pitchers (3.95 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 31.Lester*
G/S/vB
40.Bailey
G/S/vB
32.Breslow*
G/S/vB
41.Lackey
G/S/vB
30.Miller*
G/S/vB
59.Mortensen
G/S/vB
36.Tazawa
G/S/vB
19.Uehara
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
1.Andrus G/S/vP 24/.565 13/.462 7/1.000 30/.493 5/.400 7/.453 5/1.800 8/.375 257/187 .261/.312/.316/.628 .505/.673 .720 108/.622 14/2 0/4
15.Baker G/S/vP 10/1.675 1/.000 2/1.000 ··· 4/2.000 1/2.000 ··· ··· 70/26 .339/.414/.677/1.092 1.389/.654 1.306 31/1.077 0/0 6/1
29.Beltre G/S/vP 23/.712 8/.536 7/.286 64/.627 8/.417 7/.762 4/1.250 5/.800 239/181 .304/.347/.531/.879 .818/.897 .816 97/1.107 0/0 12/4
27.Berkman# G/S/vP 6/.500 1/3.000 ··· 12/.639 3/3.500 3/.333 1/.000 2/.500 212/159 .273/.373/.404/.777 .777/.776 .755 99/.673 0/0 4/0
17.Cruz G/S/vP 21/1.624 5/.650 6/.666 31/.566 3/.666 4/1.833 3/.666 9/.111 230/169 .269/.326/.514/.841 1.034/.774 .895 90/.884 5/1 14/2
3.Garcia# G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 47/33 .205/.222/.250/.472 .432/.485 .597 30/.414 1/0 0/1
23.Gentry G/S/vP 3/.666 1/no AB 2/.500 3/.666 4/.333 1/2.000 ··· 2/3.500 109/46 .232/.324/.337/.661 .729/.570 .593 42/.556 6/2 1/0
2.Martin* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 4/.833 2/.000 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 132/115 .271/.326/.415/.741 .790/.733 .548 62/.831 8/2 2/2
18.Moreland* G/S/vP 3/1.666 1/no AB 7/1.285 11/.764 2/1.000 3/2.667 ··· 1/2.000 216/138 .288/.338/.561/.899 .779/.967 .837 90/.972 0/0 12/2
7.Murphy* G/S/vP 12/.705 5/.400 14/.742 23/1.034 3/1.334 6/.167 4/.000 2/.000 205/148 .219/.263/.380/.644 .614/.655 .530 90/.776 0/3 7/2
12.Pierzynski* G/S/vP 18/.548 ··· 8/.000 52/.540 5/1.000 3/2.000 10/.700 3/.666 143/92 .291/.322/.425/.747 .545/.859 .743 42/.842 0/1 4/0
13.Profar# G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 1/.000 2/1.000 ··· 1/no AB ··· ··· 48/36 .295/.333/.455/.788 .899/.776 .773 48/.788 0/2 2/2
8.Soto G/S/vP 3/.666 ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 2/.500 1/.000 ··· 80/54 .206/.316/.338/.655 .279/.844 .478 42/.733 0/1 2/2
IP 79.0 16.1 14.1 51.2 19.2 27.2 25.1 22.2 TOTAL .269/.329/.441/.770 .736/.784 .737 .795 37/16 73/29
ERA-K/9 3.53/7.4 1.65/13.3 2.51/5.0 2.79/8.7 3.20/16.0 5.53/6.5 2.49/11.7 1.99/12.7 3.73/9.1

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Pierzynski (18-2-2)
 Soto (7-4-0)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 326/.228 62/.158 56/.200 215/.227 84/.219 128/.252 101/.253 89/.202 .239  Martin
 Murphy
 Gentry
 Baker
 Cruz
2/39/5/3
56/0/0/2
0/40/0/1
17/0/1/0
0/0/55/0
OPS .637 .542 .568 .663 .623 .736 .709 .655 .705
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 59/.670 33/.315 22/.500 132/.584 44/.739 68/.801 59/.676 49/.449 .673
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 267/.629 29/.794 34/.609 83/.782 40/.487 60/.662 42/.754 40/.897 .732
Home 113/.572 42/.501 31/.693 103/.548 41/.671 65/.881 52/.747 39/.704
Last 28d days 145/.640 15/.767 45/.519 118/.647 41/.687 57/.917 40/.725 32/.650
HR/SB/CS 5/8/1 2/1/1 0/0/0 7/10/1 2/2/1 3/3/0 4/1/2 4/1/0 62/45/12
Usage ·····X·· X·····o· o···o·X· X······X ·o···o·X ·X···oo· o···X·X· o···o··X
RedSox Batters (5.13 RS/G) vs. Rangers Pitchers (3.81 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 45.Holland*
G/S/vB
56.Cotts*
G/S/vB
44.Frasor
G/S/vB
50.Kirkman*
G/S/vB
36.Nathan
G/S/vB
46.Ross*
G/S/vB
52.Scheppers
G/S/vB
49.Tepesch
G/S/vB
55.Wolf
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
44.Bradley* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 1/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 59/38 .154/.254/.269/.523 .248/.679 .311 21/.714 1/0 1/1
37.Carp* G/S/vP 5/1.400 ··· 2/2.500 3/1.334 4/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 83/71 .303/.349/.632/.981 .879/.998 .991 45/.777 0/0 4/0
23.Ciriaco G/S/vP 7/.858 ··· 1/no AB ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 54/32 .234/.315/.383/.698 .536/.808 1.085 20/.700 2/1 1/7
7.Drew* G/S/vP 4/.833 2/.500 ··· 3/1.000 5/.650 2/.000 2/1.000 ··· 3/1.667 183/124 .234/.333/.418/.751 .675/.787 .824 90/.792 2/0 5/1
2.Ellsbury* G/S/vP 18/.844 ··· 8/1.000 2/1.000 7/.286 3/.666 ··· ··· ··· 255/157 .268/.337/.372/.710 .589/.784 .624 90/.746 21/2 1/2
5.Gomes G/S/vP 8/.393 2/.000 8/.946 3/.333 3/.000 1/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· 131/59 .173/.321/.298/.619 .682/.539 .381 59/.484 0/0 3/0
10.Iglesias G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/no AB 1/.000 1/.000 1/2.000 ··· ··· 1/2.000 66/41 .426/.455/.574/1.028 1.200/.918 .823 45/1.030 0/0 1/0
12.Napoli G/S/vP 11/1.122 1/no AB 7/.286 2/no AB 3/.333 ··· 2/no AB ··· 1/.000 249/175 .271/.357/.495/.853 .713/.911 .848 99/.842 0/1 9/3
29.Nava# G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 2/1.500 2/.500 1/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· 220/158 .298/.395/.486/.882 .726/.943 .901 101/.854 0/1 8/0
34.Ortiz* G/S/vP 13/.749 5/.200 24/.809 2/.500 11/.473 ··· 2/.000 ··· 2/.500 173/103 .327/.399/.614/1.013 .722/1.219 .910 100/.986 2/0 10/0
15.Pedroia G/S/vP 17/.412 ··· 14/.368 3/3.000 3/1.334 1/2.000 2/.000 ··· ··· 267/187 .330/.412/.455/.867 1.055/.789 1.006 109/.959 8/2 4/0
3.Ross G/S/vP ··· 1/2.000 ··· ··· 2/2.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 61/25 .189/.283/.453/.736 .697/.789 .601 14/.321 1/0 4/0
39.Saltalamacchia# G/S/vP 3/.000 1/.000 8/1.911 1/.000 9/.944 ··· 4/.750 ··· 1/2.000 173/129 .268/.335/.484/.819 .513/.919 .973 76/.828 0/1 6/4
IP 73.2 8.2 14.2 22.0 24.1 26.1 29.0 55.0 8.0 TOTAL .270/.348/.449/.796 .714/.839 .804 .807 41/11 67/30
ERA-K/9 2.81/8.8 1.04/10.3 3.68/9.8 6.95/10.2 1.85/8.9 1.37/7.5 0.93/5.3 3.44/6.4 3.38/3.4 3.55/8.2

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Ross (13-6-1)
 Saltalamacchia (29-5-5)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 299/.246 36/.167 63/.236 112/.351 94/.153 111/.248 113/.172 234/.258 34/.258 .246  Ellsbury
 Gomes
 Nava
 Bradley
 Carp
0/54/0/3
32/0/2/2
21/0/32/2
13/5/0/1
18/0/2/0
OPS .651 .519 .774 .913 .482 .602 .527 .695 .649 .696
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 51/.686 20/.713 19/.393 43/.897 49/.495 37/.583 46/.651 129/.788 17/.580 .690
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 248/.644 16/.276 44/.943 69/.920 45/.467 74/.612 67/.442 105/.577 17/.706 .701
Road 159/.624 15/.582 43/.799 66/.875 54/.634 52/.559 55/.497 120/.707 13/.846
Last 28d days 105/.780 36/.519 24/.607 45/.983 45/.357 51/.659 49/.485 98/.615 34/.649
HR/SB/CS 4/4/1 0/1/0 3/1/0 1/2/0 2/2/0 0/0/0 2/1/2 6/3/0 0/0/0 51/25/6
Usage ·····X·· X··oo·X· ·o······ ·X····X· o··ooX·· o···X·o· X··ooo·· ····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.