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Game Preview: CHW @ BOS, 7:10pm, Saturday, August 31, 2013 @Fenway Park

WhiteSox, 56-77, 56-77 5th, 22 GB, 19½ GB in WC

SP: John Danks (28, LHP, 4-10, 4.15)

2013 Gamelogs / 2013 Splits / vs. BOS Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2013 (4-10) 117.0 117 60 54 22 80 23 4.15
2012 (3-4) 53.2 57 35 34 23 30 7 5.70
2011 (8-12) 170.1 182 89 82 46 135 19 4.33
Last 7 GS 2-3 47.1 47 22 19 14 31 9 3.61 53
2013-08-25 TEX W 6.0 8 2 2 1 5 1 113 52
2013-08-20 @KCR W 8.0 7 0 0 1 2 0 100 69
2013-08-14 DET L 7.1 9 6 4 1 3 1 107 42
2013-08-09 MIN ND 6.0 4 3 3 5 9 1 113 56
2013-08-03 @DET L 7.0 6 3 3 1 6 3 107 58
2013-07-29 @CLE ND 6.0 2 2 1 4 3 0 101 61
2013-07-24 DET L 7.0 11 6 6 1 3 3 109 33
Last 5 v.BOS 3-2 30.2 30 15 15 12 25 5 4.40 51
2012-04-27 BOS L 5.2 6 7 7 4 4 1 93 29
2010-09-30 BOS W 6.0 5 2 2 3 6 1 103 57
2010-09-04 @BOS W 7.0 6 1 1 3 5 0 103 63
2009-09-06 BOS L 6.0 7 3 3 1 4 1 107 49
2009-08-27 @BOS W 6.0 6 2 2 1 6 2 108 57
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   32-34   Road:   24-43   ExtrInn: 8-13
 vsRHP:  44-57   vsLHP:  12-20   1-Run:  21-28
 vsEast: 12-11   vsCntrl:21-36   vsWest: 15-18 IL: 8-12

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
133 Fri, Aug 30  @BOS  L   3-4       56-77  5th 22.0 gb
132 Wed, Aug 28   HOU  W   6-1       56-76  5th 20.5 gb
131 Tue, Aug 27   HOU  W   4-3       55-76  5th 21.5 gb
130 Mon, Aug 26   HOU  L   8-10      54-76  5th 22.5 gb
129 Sun, Aug 25   TEX  W   5-2       54-75  5th 22.5 gb
128 Sat, Aug 24   TEX  W   3-2       53-75  5th 22.5 gb
127 Fri, Aug 23   TEX  L   5-11      52-75  5th 22.5 gb
126 Thu, Aug 22  @KCR  W   4-3 (12)  52-74  5th 21.5 gb
125 Wed, Aug 21  @KCR  W   5-2       51-74  5th 22.5 gb
124 Tue, Aug 20  @KCR  W   2-0       50-74  5th 22.5 gb
 Last 10: 7-3    Last 20:13-7    Last 30:16-14
RedSox, 80-56, 80-56 1st, 3½ up

SP: Jake Peavy (32, RHP, 10-5, 3.99)

2013 Gamelogs / 2013 Splits / vs. CHW Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2013 (10-5) 112.2 101 53 50 22 96 18 3.99
2012 (11-12) 219.0 191 88 82 49 194 27 3.37
2011 (7-7) 111.2 117 61 61 24 95 10 4.92
Last 7 GS 4-1 45.2 38 20 18 7 30 8 3.55 56
2013-08-25 @LAD W 9.0 3 1 1 1 5 1 111 81
2013-08-20 @SFG ND 5.2 5 1 1 1 4 0 92 58
2013-08-15 @TOR L 6.0 5 2 2 0 4 0 99 58
2013-08-09 @KCR ND 5.0 10 6 6 1 0 2 105 22
2013-08-03 ARI W 7.0 4 2 2 2 7 1 99 66
2013-07-25 DET W 7.0 4 4 4 2 7 3 118 58
2013-07-20 ATL W 6.0 7 4 2 0 3 1 96 49
Has never faced CHW as starter.
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   43-24   Road:   37-32   ExtrInn: 8-5 
 vsRHP:  53-37   vsLHP:  27-19   1-Run:  18-16
 vsEast: 32-25   vsCntrl:15-14   vsWest: 20-12 IL:13-5 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
136 Fri, Aug 30   CHW  W   4-3       80-56  1st  3.5 up
135 Thu, Aug 29   BAL  L   2-3       79-56  1st  2.5 up
134 Wed, Aug 28   BAL  W   4-3       79-55  1st  2.5 up
133 Tue, Aug 27   BAL  W  13-2       78-55  1st  2.5 up
132 Sun, Aug 25  @LAD  W   8-1       77-55  1st  1.0 up
131 Sat, Aug 24  @LAD  W   4-2       76-55  1st    Tied
130 Fri, Aug 23  @LAD  L   0-2       75-55  1st    Tied
129 Wed, Aug 21  @SFG  W  12-1       75-54  1st  1.0 up
128 Tue, Aug 20  @SFG  L   2-3       74-54  1st    Tied
127 Mon, Aug 19  @SFG  W   7-0       74-53  1st  1.0 up
 Last 10: 7-3    Last 20:10-10   Last 30:17-13
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Fri, Aug 30, 2013 BOS  4  CHW  3        W:Ryan Dempster (7-9), L: Hector Santiago (4-8), S: Koji Uehara (15)
Wed, May 22, 2013 BOS  6 @CHW  2        W:Clay Buchholz (7-0), L: Hector Santiago (1-3), S: none
Tue, May 21, 2013 CHW  3  BOS  1        W:Jose Quintana (3-1), L: Felix Doubront (3-2), S: Addison Reed (16)
Mon, May 20, 2013 CHW  6  BOS  4        W:Dylan Axelrod (2-3), L: Jon Lester (6-1), S: Addison Reed (15)

Thu, Jul 19, 2012 BOS  3  CHW  1        W:Alfredo Aceves (1-6), L: Matt Thornton (2-6), S: none
Wed, Jul 18, 2012 BOS 10  CHW  1        W:Felix Doubront (10-4), L: Pedro Hernandez (0-1), S: none
Tue, Jul 17, 2012 CHW  7 @BOS  5        W:Philip Humber (4-4), L: Jon Lester (5-7), S: Addison Reed (15)
Mon, Jul 16, 2012 BOS  5  CHW  1        W:Vicente Padilla (3-0), L: Leyson Septimo (0-1), S: none
Sun, Apr 29, 2012 CHW  4  BOS  1        W:Gavin Floyd (2-3), L: Josh Beckett (2-3), S: Matt Thornton (1)
Sat, Apr 28, 2012 BOS  1 @CHW  0        W:Jon Lester (1-2), L: Jake Peavy (3-1), S: Alfredo Aceves (5)
Season Series: 2013 - tied 2-2; 2012 - BOS won 6-2; 2011 - CHW won 4-2; All-Time - BOS leads 964-927

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
WhiteSox Batters (3.80 RS/G) vs. RedSox Pitchers (4.04 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 44.Peavy
G/S/vB
32.Breslow*
G/S/vB
66.Britton*
G/S/vB
41.Lackey
G/S/vB
56.Morales*
G/S/vB
36.Tazawa
G/S/vB
38.Thornton*
G/S/vB
19.Uehara
G/S/vB
67.Workman
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
15.Beckham G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 ··· 7/1.262 ··· 9/.111 ··· 2/.000 ··· 315/250 .287/.338/.395/.733 .486/.800 .736 105/.720 5/1 4/7
20.Danks* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 99/91 .253/.313/.407/.720 .804/.712 .625 53/.908 6/1 3/1
30.De Aza* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 2/1.500 2/.000 4/1.500 ··· 2/.000 ··· 575/448 .272/.330/.419/.750 .889/.710 .775 113/.724 17/7 14/7
32.Dunn* G/S/vP 36/.726 6/.000 ··· 3/.666 7/.000 3/.666 3/.000 3/.666 ··· 527/398 .230/.332/.459/.791 .708/.818 .754 105/.849 1/1 30/7
21.Flowers G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 271/198 .190/.244/.341/.585 .381/.661 .506 23/.269 0/1 9/4
26.Garcia G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· 167/110 .297/.329/.437/.766 .543/.882 .788 79/.899 1/2 4/3
28.Garcia# G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 66/45 .190/.250/.224/.474 .485/.469 .515 9/.500 2/0 0/1
12.Gillaspie* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 370/323 .243/.305/.378/.684 .326/.738 .649 62/.668 0/1 11/10
7.Keppinger G/S/vP 10/.600 1/3.000 ··· ··· 2/.500 ··· 1/.000 2/1.000 ··· 410/310 .248/.277/.307/.584 .596/.581 .552 59/.878 0/1 4/5
14.Konerko G/S/vP ··· 7/.286 ··· 40/.749 ··· 8/1.417 6/1.500 4/1.000 ··· 423/333 .245/.312/.355/.667 .932/.597 .734 95/.742 0/0 9/2
36.Phegley G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 144/114 .209/.218/.331/.549 .885/.460 .462 74/.522 0/0 4/1
10.Ramirez G/S/vP ··· 6/1.133 ··· 12/.258 1/2.000 8/1.000 ··· 5/.000 ··· 568/453 .285/.310/.374/.684 .650/.692 .678 109/.833 26/8 4/21
24.Viciedo G/S/vP ··· 3/.333 ··· ··· ··· 4/.500 ··· 4/.000 ··· 388/289 .258/.302/.417/.718 .678/.732 .732 58/.782 0/0 11/4
IP 112.2 46.2 16.1 155.0 15.2 60.0 37.2 60.1 32.2 TOTAL .252/.306/.383/.688 .667/.694 .681 .750 86/34 122/91
ERA-K/9 3.99/7.7 2.12/4.8 3.31/8.3 3.19/7.8 6.32/7.5 2.70/9.4 3.35/6.4 1.19/12.2 4.41/9.9 3.76/8.1

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Flowers (50-16-7)
 Phegley (17-7-7)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 452/.238 190/.249 65/.288 637/.250 75/.279 246/.262 160/.273 219/.139 138/.266 .250  Viciedo
 De Aza
 Danks
 Garcia
 Garcia
 Dunn
89/0/0/10
68/92/0/5
0/39/8/1
3/26/24/0
0/1/0/0
3/0/0/0
OPS .694 .675 .713 .705 .840 .732 .722 .434 .743 .717
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 242/.741 81/.812 34/.767 367/.641 26/.573 115/.755 76/.628 115/.340 83/.692 .685
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 210/.640 109/.571 31/.657 270/.790 49/.987 131/.711 84/.807 104/.537 55/.821 .745
Home 191/.635 98/.791 44/.675 275/.665 24/.847 114/.739 98/.737 111/.487 63/.595
Last 28d days 102/.645 26/.448 39/.899 139/.670 17/.643 44/.670 7/.857 33/.212 56/.861
HR/SB/CS 18/1/5 2/0/2 1/3/1 21/34/7 2/0/1 8/2/2 4/4/1 5/1/1 4/6/2 139/112/33
Usage ·····X·· ·oo···o· ···o···· ··X····X o······· o·····o· ·X·o···· X·o···o· ·X······
RedSox Batters (5.03 RS/G) vs. WhiteSox Pitchers (4.29 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 50.Danks*
G/S/vB
65.Jones
G/S/vB
27.Lindstrom
G/S/vB
68.Petricka
G/S/vB
41.Purcey*
G/S/vB
43.Reed
G/S/vB
64.Rienzo
G/S/vB
46.Veal*
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
72.Bogaerts G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 12/9 .250/.250/.333/.583 1.000/.444 .000 12/.583 0/0 0/0
37.Carp* G/S/vP 4/.000 ··· 2/1.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 196/172 .307/.362/.551/.913 .726/.941 .981 27/.616 1/0 8/2
7.Drew* G/S/vP 3/1.000 1/no AB 4/.500 1/.000 2/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· 410/270 .248/.332/.426/.758 .622/.830 .812 95/.792 4/0 10/6
2.Ellsbury* G/S/vP 8/1.196 1/no AB 1/.000 ··· 4/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· 599/373 .297/.354/.418/.772 .644/.847 .783 115/.693 50/4 7/3
5.Gomes G/S/vP 8/.625 2/1.000 6/.000 1/.000 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 1/2.000 306/144 .226/.333/.412/.746 .729/.764 .701 67/.769 1/0 11/1
16.Middlebrooks G/S/vP ··· 2/.000 2/.000 ··· 1/2.000 2/.000 ··· 1/.000 281/187 .225/.275/.415/.690 .817/.626 .664 65/.940 1/1 11/8
12.Napoli G/S/vP 25/.367 ··· 1/2.000 1/.000 3/1.000 2/1.000 ··· 1/no AB 494/342 .247/.336/.445/.781 .792/.776 .769 72/.623 1/1 17/6
29.Nava# G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 2/.000 ··· 1/2.000 438/326 .297/.382/.439/.821 .653/.879 .859 47/1.064 0/2 10/3
34.Ortiz* G/S/vP 14/1.000 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 8/.708 ··· ··· 1/.000 486/308 .310/.393/.557/.950 .718/1.090 .894 90/.771 4/0 24/0
15.Pedroia G/S/vP 17/.393 2/1.000 3/.333 ··· 6/.733 ··· ··· ··· 610/417 .301/.379/.419/.798 .953/.728 .896 110/.887 16/5 8/4
3.Ross G/S/vP ··· ··· 3/1.167 ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/no AB 84/38 .176/.256/.378/.634 .675/.587 .630 9/.333 1/0 4/1
39.Saltalamacchia# G/S/vP 8/.625 2/.000 4/1.500 1/.000 4/.500 1/.000 ··· ··· 414/289 .267/.336/.449/.785 .629/.850 .829 78/.802 0/1 11/6
18.Victorino# G/S/vP 3/1.167 ··· 10/1.400 ··· 4/.250 ··· ··· 1/.000 445/228 .296/.349/.453/.802 .891/.710 .875 112/.937 18/3 12/3
IP 117.0 69.1 54.1 2.2 15.1 63.1 36.1 21.0 TOTAL .274/.346/.437/.783 .739/.805 .814 .775 104/19 139/72
ERA-K/9 4.15/6.2 3.76/10.4 2.98/6.5 3.38/6.7 1.76/8.2 3.27/9.0 4.21/6.2 5.57/9.0 3.84/8.0

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Ross (15-8-1)
 Saltalamacchia (78-19-6)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 482/.259 283/.246 228/.261 10/.222 70/.196 257/.209 160/.252 94/.250 .250  Victorino
 Gomes
 Nava
 Ellsbury
 Carp
0/5/99/9
80/0/4/5
54/1/52/4
0/126/0/3
33/0/2/0
OPS .749 .649 .648 .522 .671 .571 .767 .762 .717
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 133/.775 123/.708 82/.765 3/.333 36/.685 144/.518 101/.725 59/.787 .746
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 349/.738 160/.608 146/.583 7/.571 34/.650 113/.635 59/.839 35/.716 .698
Road 230/.826 137/.597 107/.553 5/.000 39/.643 117/.566 103/.530 47/.808
Last 28d days 116/.702 64/.752 52/.561 10/.522 35/.858 67/.494 131/.810 21/.296
HR/SB/CS 23/0/2 4/6/1 1/9/0 0/0/0 1/1/0 5/9/0 6/0/0 3/2/0 148/82/29
Usage ·····X·· ····ooo· o·o··oo· X··oX··· X······o ···oXo·· ····X··· ···oo·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.