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Game Preview: BOS @ HOU, 8:10pm, Tuesday, August 6, 2013 @Minute Maid Park

RedSox, 68-46, 68-46 1st, ½ up

SP: Steven Wright (28, RHP, 2-0, 3.65)

2013 Gamelogs / 2013 Splits / vs. HOU Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2013 (2-0) 12.1 11 5 5 7 9 0 3.65
Last 7 GS
Has never faced HOU as starter.
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   39-21   Road:   29-25   ExtrInn: 7-4 
 vsRHP:  46-31   vsLHP:  22-15   1-Run:  16-11
 vsEast: 28-20   vsCntrl:13-11   vsWest: 18-12 IL: 9-3 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
114 Mon, Aug  5  @HOU  L   0-2       68-46  1st  0.5 up
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
 Last 10: 7-3    Last 20:11-9    Last 30:18-12
Astros, 37-74, 37-74 5th, 27 GB, 29 GB in WC

SP: Jordan Lyles (22, RHP, 4-5, 4.91)

2013 Gamelogs / 2013 Splits / vs. BOS Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2013 (4-5) 95.1 112 59 52 29 64 8 4.91
2012 (5-12) 141.1 159 97 80 42 99 20 5.09
2011 (2-8) 94.0 107 61 56 26 67 14 5.36
Last 7 GS 0-4 36.2 53 37 31 13 18 3 7.61 34
2013-08-01 @BAL L 5.2 9 5 3 0 5 0 94 40
2013-07-26 @TOR ND 5.0 9 4 4 3 1 2 98 31
2013-07-21 SEA L 4.0 8 10 9 2 3 1 95 9
2013-07-10 @STL ND 6.1 6 4 4 2 2 0 95 45
2013-07-04 TBR ND 6.2 6 2 2 3 3 0 98 54
2013-06-29 LAA L 4.0 5 4 4 2 1 0 86 35
2013-06-23 @CHC L 5.0 10 8 5 1 3 0 91 23
Last 5 v.BOS 0-0 5.0 3 1 0 5 4 0 0.00 58
2011-07-03 BOS ND 5.0 3 1 0 5 4 0 101 58
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   19-37   Road:   18-37   ExtrInn: 3-3 
 vsRHP:  27-56   vsLHP:  10-18   1-Run:  14-21
 vsEast:  7-18   vsCntrl: 7-16   vsWest: 15-31 IL: 8-9 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
111 Mon, Aug  5   BOS  W   2-0       37-74  5th 27.0 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
 Last 10: 3-7    Last 20: 5-15   Last 30: 7-23
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Mon, Aug 05, 2013 HOU  2  BOS  0        W:Brett Oberholtzer (2-0), L: John Lackey (7-9), S: Josh Fields (1)
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)
Season Series: 2013 - BOS over 4-1; 2012 -  0-0; 2011 - BOS won 3-0; All-Time - BOS leads 11-3

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 (4.98 RS/G) vs. Astros Pitchers (5.22 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 18.Lyles
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
65.Oberholtzer*
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 5/.400 2/.000 2/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· 3/1.000 2/no AB 4/1.250 ··· 323/217 .244/.328/.428/.756 .613/.827 .643 61/.903 3/0 8/3
2.Ellsbury* G/S/vP 3/.666 2/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 3/.000 3/.666 2/no AB ··· 493/313 .300/.360/.423/.783 .659/.853 .788 97/.810 40/3 5/3
5.Gomes G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 3/1.000 ··· 2/.000 ··· 244/112 .231/.328/.409/.737 .748/.723 .711 50/.749 0/0 8/0
26.Holt* G/S/vP 3/2.333 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 56/50 .261/.302/.304/.606 .650/.601 .643 41/.604 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 ··· 1/.000 ··· 3/.000 2/.500 2/1.500 ··· 431/300 .253/.341/.449/.790 .747/.808 .801 78/.824 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 49/.570 0/2 10/2
34.Ortiz* G/S/vP ··· 2/.000 1/3.000 ··· ··· ··· 3/.333 2/2.500 3/1.167 ··· 405/258 .318/.400/.580/.980 .737/1.128 1.067 96/.810 4/0 21/0
15.Pedroia G/S/vP 3/.667 1/no AB 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 3/1.334 3/1.167 5/.933 ··· 509/352 .294/.373/.411/.785 .898/.735 .658 100/.538 14/5 8/3
39.Saltalamacchia# G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 2/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· 3/.333 2/.500 3/2.667 ··· 344/249 .261/.331/.445/.777 .569/.854 .677 70/.651 0/1 10/6
23.Snyder G/S/vP ··· 2/1.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 3/.000 ··· 1/2.000 ··· 41/13 .225/.244/.450/.694 .964/.077 .397 18/.556 0/0 2/1
18.Victorino# G/S/vP 3/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 3/.000 3/.000 4/.750 ··· 342/215 .286/.333/.418/.751 .797/.707 .701 86/.778 14/3 7/2
IP 95.1 35.0 42.2 28.0 20.0 1.2 21.1 36.0 40.2 2.2 TOTAL .272/.344/.437/.781 .718/.813 .749 .700 84/18 118/60
ERA-K/9 4.91/6.0 4.89/7.5 3.59/8.6 0.96/3.5 5.85/9.9 0.00/5.3 2.53/5.1 7.25/8.2 3.98/8.4 0.00/0.0 4.82/6.8

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Lavarnway (12-5-1)
 Saltalamacchia (62-15-5)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 432/.286 150/.228 190/.280 107/.194 87/.247 9/.375 85/.220 165/.264 179/.277 9/.000 .276  Victorino
 Gomes
 Nava
 Ellsbury
 Carp
0/3/77/7
64/0/3/5
45/1/49/4
0/104/0/3
30/0/2/0
OPS .782 .817 .781 .517 .871 .819 .613 .934 .783 .111 .808
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 224/.750 65/.602 91/.811 67/.540 31/.781 7/.452 31/.635 93/1.157 92/.813 5/.200 .841
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 208/.815 85/.996 99/.754 40/.479 56/.919 2/2.000 54/.600 72/.667 87/.752 4/.000 .782
Home 223/.803 84/1.108 122/.841 28/.717 56/.787 / 47/.809 42/1.091 94/.705 /
Last 28d days 104/.926 27/.801 32/1.084 107/.517 31/.922 9/.819 51/.360 27/.622 36/.785 9/.111
HR/SB/CS 8/2/2 10/0/2 3/5/1 0/4/1 5/0/1 0/0/0 2/0/1 10/6/0 5/5/1 0/0/0 140/65/22
Usage ····X··· ···Xo··· ···X·X·· ···X···· XX·X··o· ···X·X·· X····X·· ·X······ Xo·o··X· ···oo·o·
Astros Batters (3.77 RS/G) vs. RedSox Pitchers (4.09 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 35.Wright
G/S/vB
32.Breslow*
G/S/vB
66.Britton*
G/S/vB
62.De La Rosa
G/S/vB
41.Lackey
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/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
27.Altuve G/S/vP ··· 1/2.000 ··· ··· 6/.334 2/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· 450/330 .283/.321/.360/.681 .743/.658 .693 79/.705 29/8 4/8
2.Barnes G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· 3/.000 1/no AB ··· ··· ··· 290/192 .242/.295/.352/.647 .897/.522 .756 66/.627 9/7 5/2
23.Carter G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 3/.000 2/.000 2/1.000 2/1.500 ··· 402/285 .210/.311/.421/.732 .665/.759 .593 77/.502 0/0 19/3
15.Castro* G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 6/1.167 1/2.000 2/2.500 1/.000 ··· 401/314 .264/.332/.453/.784 .635/.826 .814 85/.698 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 ··· ··· ··· ··· 6/.334 ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 393/287 .237/.269/.398/.666 .654/.671 .789 74/.780 0/0 14/11
10.Elmore G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 90/60 .228/.303/.304/.607 .619/.602 .592 43/.565 0/3 1/5
19.Grossman# G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· 6/.334 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 164/129 .250/.348/.321/.669 .881/.608 .619 33/1.121 5/4 1/1
28.Hoes G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· 3/1.667 ··· ··· ··· ··· 22/16 .227/.227/.273/.500 .333/.563 .833 22/.500 2/0 0/0
59.Krauss* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 64/56 .197/.234/.377/.611 .250/.665 .313 38/.626 2/0 3/1
6.Villar# G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· 3/2.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 63/46 .216/.322/.275/.597 .421/.657 1.038 63/.597 9/2 0/3
29.Wallace* G/S/vP ··· 1/no AB ··· 3/.333 3/1.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 150/114 .225/.287/.464/.750 .373/.873 .661 78/.834 0/1 8/3
IP 12.1 40.0 9.0 126.0 50.0 36.1 51.1 20.1 TOTAL .236/.296/.375/.671 .692/.663 .670 .666 79/37 106/81
ERA-K/9 3.65/6.6 2.48/4.5 0.00/7.0 /0.0 3.21/8.4 2.88/9.7 3.47/6.7 1.40/12.5 3.54/9.8 3.78/8.4

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Castro (47-15-9)
 Corporan (18-7-1)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 52/.244 167/.257 30/.214 / 525/.257 205/.268 154/.270 190/.151 82/.250 .252  Barnes
 Grossman
 Krauss
 Carter
 Hoes
 Elmore
8/70/13/5
20/25/2/2
10/0/7/0
40/0/2/0
1/2/5/0
7/0/1/0
OPS .635 .706 .448 .717 .748 .725 .475 .666 .725
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 40/.718 71/.829 17/.561 / 304/.632 101/.787 74/.646 102/.334 60/.605 .691
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 12/.350 96/.614 13/.308 / 221/.832 104/.708 80/.796 88/.639 22/.836 .753
Road 21/.396 75/.561 3/.000 / 306/.771 100/.751 62/.698 90/.436 31/.726
Last 28d days 32/.422 42/.643 30/.448 / 140/.803 40/.641 41/.666 42/.241 82/.666
HR/SB/CS 0/0/0 2/0/2 0/1/1 // 17/26/5 7/2/2 4/4/1 5/1/1 2/1/1 120/89/28
Usage ····X··· o·o··Xo· ·o···X·X X····X·· o·oX·o·· ·o·X·oo· ·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.