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Game Preview: BOS @ HOU, 8:10pm, Monday, August 5, 2013 @Minute Maid Park

RedSox, 68-45, 68-45 1st, 1 up

SP: John Lackey (34, RHP, 7-8, 3.23)

2013 Gamelogs / 2013 Splits / vs. HOU Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2013 (7-8) 120.0 118 49 43 25 108 17 3.23
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 3-3 48.2 49 19 19 8 47 8 3.51 57
2013-07-31 SEA ND 7.0 8 3 3 1 6 0 95 54
2013-07-26 @BAL L 6.1 9 5 5 1 2 3 105 36
2013-07-20 NYY L 6.1 10 4 4 0 7 0 97 44
2013-07-12 @OAK W 7.0 3 2 2 4 5 1 113 64
2013-07-07 @LAA L 7.0 5 2 2 1 9 2 116 67
2013-07-02 SDP W 8.0 6 1 1 1 6 1 103 71
2013-06-26 COL W 7.0 8 2 2 0 12 1 98 65
Last 5 v.HOU 1-0 10.2 13 7 7 6 8 2 5.91 42
2013-04-28 HOU W 6.0 5 1 1 2 4 0 81 60
2007-06-18 HOU ND 4.2 8 6 6 4 4 2 103 24
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   39-21   Road:   29-24   ExtrInn: 7-4 
 vsRHP:  46-31   vsLHP:  22-14   1-Run:  16-11
 vsEast: 28-20   vsCntrl:13-11   vsWest: 18-11 IL: 9-3 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
113 Sun, Aug  4   ARI  W   4-0       68-45  1st  1.0 up
112 Sat, Aug  3   ARI  W   5-2       67-45  1st  1.0 up
111 Fri, Aug  2   ARI  L   6-7       66-45  1st  1.0 up
110 Thu, Aug  1   SEA  W   8-7       66-44  1st  1.0 up
109 Wed, Jul 31   SEA  W   5-4 (15)  65-44  1st  0.5 up
108 Tue, Jul 30   SEA  W   8-2       64-44  2nd  0.5 gb
107 Mon, Jul 29   TBR  L   1-2       63-44  2nd  0.5 gb
106 Sun, Jul 28  @BAL  W   5-0       63-43  1st  0.5 up
105 Sat, Jul 27  @BAL  W   7-3       62-43  2nd  0.5 gb
104 Fri, Jul 26  @BAL  L   0-6       61-43  2nd  0.5 gb
 Last 10: 7-3    Last 20:12-8    Last 30:19-11
Astros, 36-74, 36-74 5th, 27½ GB, 29½ GB in WC

SP: Brett Oberholtzer (23, LHP, 1-0, 3.77)

2013 Gamelogs / 2013 Splits / vs. BOS Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2013 (1-0) 14.1 14 6 6 0 10 2 3.77
Last 7 GS 1-0 7.0 3 0 0 0 6 0 0.00 77
2013-07-31 @BAL W 7.0 3 0 0 0 6 0 87 77
Has never faced BOS as starter.
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   18-37   Road:   18-37   ExtrInn: 3-3 
 vsRHP:  26-56   vsLHP:  10-18   1-Run:  14-21
 vsEast:  6-18   vsCntrl: 7-16   vsWest: 15-31 IL: 8-9 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
110 Sun, Aug  4  @MIN  L   2-3       36-74  5th 27.5 gb
109 Sat, Aug  3  @MIN  L   4-6       36-73  5th 27.5 gb
108 Fri, Aug  2  @MIN  L   3-4 (13)  36-72  5th 26.5 gb
107 Thu, Aug  1  @BAL  L   3-6       36-71  5th 26.5 gb
106 Wed, Jul 31  @BAL  W  11-0       36-70  5th 26.0 gb
105 Tue, Jul 30  @BAL  L   3-4       35-70  5th 27.0 gb
104 Sun, Jul 28  @TOR  L   1-2       35-69  5th 26.5 gb
103 Sat, Jul 27  @TOR  W   8-6       35-68  5th 25.5 gb
102 Fri, Jul 26  @TOR  L   6-12      34-68  5th 25.5 gb
101 Thu, Jul 25  @TOR  L   0-4       34-67  5th 24.5 gb
 Last 10: 2-8    Last 20: 4-16   Last 30: 6-24
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Sun, Apr 28, 2013 BOS  6  HOU  1        W:John Lackey (1-1), L: Bud Norris (3-3), S: none
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)
Season Series: 2013 - BOS over 4-0; 2012 -  0-0; 2011 - BOS won 3-0; All-Time - BOS leads 11-2

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
RedSox Batters (5.03 RS/G) vs. Astros Pitchers (5.26 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 65.Oberholtzer*
G/S/vB
54.Blackley*
G/S/vB
68.Cisnero
G/S/vB
48.Cosart
G/S/vB
50.Fields
G/S/vB
63.Lo
G/S/vB
43.Peacock
G/S/vB
53.Wright*
G/S/vB
61.Zeid
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
37.Carp* G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 2/.000 ··· ··· ··· 2/.000 ··· ··· 172/149 .312/.372/.584/.957 .759/.989 .935 34/.860 0/0 8/2
7.Drew* G/S/vP ··· 2/.000 2/.000 ··· ··· ··· 2/no AB 4/1.250 ··· 319/216 .244/.329/.427/.756 .600/.831 .639 57/.914 3/0 8/3
2.Ellsbury* G/S/vP ··· 2/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 3/.666 1/no AB ··· 489/313 .302/.361/.426/.787 .667/.853 .796 93/.830 40/3 5/3
5.Gomes G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 2/.000 ··· 240/111 .230/.329/.407/.736 .741/.731 .708 46/.747 0/0 8/0
26.Holt* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 56/50 .261/.302/.304/.606 .650/.601 .643 46/.587 1/0 0/2
20.Lavarnway G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 52/29 .255/.308/.362/.669 .670/.665 .523 21/.602 0/0 0/0
12.Napoli G/S/vP ··· 11/.920 2/1.500 ··· ··· ··· 2/.500 2/1.500 ··· 427/299 .256/.344/.453/.798 .766/.811 .818 79/.884 1/1 14/5
29.Nava# G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 2/1.000 ··· ··· ··· 3/1.000 2/.000 ··· 391/294 .282/.371/.420/.791 .606/.854 .760 55/.566 0/2 10/2
34.Ortiz* G/S/vP ··· 2/.000 1/3.000 ··· ··· ··· 2/2.500 2/.500 ··· 401/258 .318/.399/.582/.981 .734/1.128 1.072 97/.911 4/0 21/0
15.Pedroia G/S/vP ··· 1/no AB 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 3/1.167 4/1.250 ··· 505/352 .293/.372/.410/.783 .895/.735 .652 102/.572 14/4 8/3
39.Saltalamacchia# G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 2/.000 ··· ··· ··· 2/.500 3/2.667 ··· 340/248 .264/.332/.450/.782 .574/.858 .687 71/.716 0/1 10/6
23.Snyder G/S/vP ··· 2/1.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/2.000 ··· 38/13 .243/.263/.486/.750 1.080/.077 .522 15/.667 0/0 2/1
18.Victorino# G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 3/.000 3/1.000 ··· 338/215 .290/.337/.423/.761 .826/.707 .720 88/.863 14/3 7/2
IP 14.1 35.0 42.2 28.0 18.2 1.2 36.0 40.0 2.2 TOTAL .273/.345/.439/.784 .722/.814 .754 .740 84/17 118/60
ERA-K/9 3.77/6.3 4.89/7.5 3.59/8.6 0.96/3.5 6.27/8.7 0.00/5.3 7.25/8.2 4.05/8.6 0.00/0.0 4.87/6.8

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Lavarnway (12-5-1)
 Saltalamacchia (56-13-5)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 58/.246 150/.228 190/.280 107/.194 83/.260 9/.375 165/.264 175/.276 9/.000 .277  Victorino
 Gomes
 Nava
 Ellsbury
 Carp
0/3/76/7
63/0/3/5
45/1/49/4
0/103/0/3
30/0/2/0
OPS .680 .817 .781 .517 .917 .819 .934 .781 .111 .811
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 22/.699 65/.602 91/.811 67/.540 29/.841 7/.452 93/1.157 90/.791 5/.200 .842
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 36/.667 85/.996 99/.754 40/.479 54/.956 2/2.000 72/.667 85/.771 4/.000 .786
Home 20/1.250 84/1.108 122/.841 28/.717 52/.851 / 42/1.091 90/.698 /
Last 28d days 24/.250 27/.801 32/1.084 107/.517 27/1.093 9/.819 27/.622 32/.777 9/.111
HR/SB/CS 2/0/0 10/0/2 3/5/1 0/4/1 5/0/1 0/0/0 10/6/0 5/5/1 0/0/0 140/65/21
Usage ····X··· ··Xo···o ··X·X··o ··X····X X·X··o·X ··X·X··· X······· o·o··X·o ··oo·o··
Astros Batters (3.79 RS/G) vs. RedSox Pitchers (4.11 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 41.Lackey
G/S/vB
32.Breslow*
G/S/vB
66.Britton*
G/S/vB
62.De La Rosa
G/S/vB
36.Tazawa
G/S/vB
38.Thornton*
G/S/vB
19.Uehara
G/S/vB
35.Wright
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
27.Altuve G/S/vP 3/.000 1/2.000 ··· ··· 1/no AB 1/.000 ··· ··· 446/326 .283/.322/.361/.683 .743/.660 .696 80/.695 28/7 4/8
2.Barnes G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 286/188 .245/.298/.356/.654 .897/.530 .774 66/.638 9/7 5/2
23.Carter G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· 2/.000 2/1.000 2/1.500 ··· 398/282 .213/.314/.426/.740 .672/.768 .606 74/.542 0/0 19/3
15.Castro* G/S/vP 3/1.167 ··· ··· ··· 1/2.000 2/2.500 1/.000 ··· 397/311 .263/.330/.454/.784 .643/.823 .813 86/.681 2/1 13/4
22.Corporan# G/S/vP ··· 1/2.000 ··· 2/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 148/76 .244/.306/.400/.706 .630/.783 .703 30/.340 0/0 6/5
30.Dominguez G/S/vP 3/.666 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 390/284 .239/.271/.401/.672 .654/.678 .802 72/.832 0/0 14/11
10.Elmore G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 90/60 .228/.303/.304/.607 .619/.602 .592 45/.633 0/3 1/5
19.Grossman# G/S/vP 3/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 160/125 .250/.350/.324/.674 .881/.612 .626 29/1.216 4/4 1/1
28.Hoes G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 19/13 .158/.158/.158/.316 .333/.308 .000 19/.316 1/0 0/0
59.Krauss* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 64/56 .197/.234/.377/.611 .250/.665 .313 41/.612 2/0 3/1
6.Villar# G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 60/43 .184/.286/.245/.531 .421/.570 .833 60/.531 6/2 0/3
29.Wallace* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 3/.333 ··· ··· ··· ··· 146/111 .222/.281/.459/.740 .349/.869 .634 79/.804 0/0 8/2
IP 120.0 39.0 9.0 49.0 36.1 51.1 12.1 TOTAL .235/.296/.375/.670 .693/.662 .669 .661 73/35 106/80
ERA-K/9 3.23/8.1 2.54/4.4 0.00/7.0 /0.0 2.94/9.7 3.47/6.7 1.40/12.5 3.65/6.6 3.79/8.4

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Castro (47-14-9)
 Corporan (18-7-1)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 498/.253 164/.260 30/.214 / 202/.271 154/.270 190/.151 52/.244 .252  Barnes
 Grossman
 Krauss
 Carter
 Hoes
 Elmore
8/69/13/5
19/25/2/2
10/0/7/0
40/0/2/0
1/2/4/0
7/0/1/0
OPS .714 .710 .448 .756 .725 .475 .635 .725
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 292/.610 69/.832 17/.561 / 100/.795 74/.646 102/.334 40/.718 .689
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 206/.860 95/.620 13/.308 / 102/.716 80/.796 88/.639 12/.350 .756
Road 279/.771 72/.567 3/.000 / 97/.767 62/.698 90/.436 21/.396
Last 28d days 113/.811 49/.673 30/.448 / 42/.692 41/.666 45/.225 32/.422
HR/SB/CS 17/21/4 2/0/1 0/1/1 // 7/1/2 4/4/1 5/1/1 0/0/0 120/83/26
Usage ····X··· ·o··Xo·· o···X·X· ·oX·o··· o·X·oo·o oX··X·o· ···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.