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Game Preview: BOS @ HOU, 8:10pm, Wednesday, August 7, 2013 @Minute Maid Park

RedSox, 69-46, 69-46 1st, 1½ up

SP: Ryan Dempster (36, RHP, 6-8, 4.54)

2013 Gamelogs / 2013 Splits / vs. HOU Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2013 (6-8) 127.0 129 74 64 61 118 21 4.54
2012 (12-8) 173.0 155 71 65 52 153 19 3.38
2011 (10-14) 202.1 211 111 108 82 191 23 4.80
Last 7 GS 2-0 37.2 50 28 22 19 28 5 5.26 41
2013-08-01 SEA ND 6.0 9 7 7 5 6 1 110 27
2013-07-27 @BAL W 5.1 6 2 2 2 4 0 84 50
2013-07-21 NYY ND 5.1 6 5 3 4 4 0 98 40
2013-07-11 @SEA ND 3.1 9 7 4 1 4 1 91 23
2013-07-06 @LAA ND 6.1 7 3 2 2 4 2 103 51
2013-06-30 TOR ND 5.1 7 2 2 3 2 0 96 45
2013-06-25 COL W 6.0 6 2 2 2 4 1 106 54
Last 5 v.HOU 2-2 32.1 30 15 14 12 35 3 3.90 55
2013-04-26 HOU W 6.0 4 2 2 3 10 0 104 63
2011-09-18 HOU L 7.0 7 3 3 2 2 0 110 51
2011-08-16 @HOU ND 7.0 4 2 2 3 7 0 117 65
2011-04-11 @HOU W 6.1 6 4 4 3 9 2 115 51
2010-10-03 @HOU L 6.0 9 4 3 1 7 1 124 46
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   39-21   Road:   30-25   ExtrInn: 7-4 
 vsRHP:  47-31   vsLHP:  22-15   1-Run:  16-11
 vsEast: 28-20   vsCntrl:13-11   vsWest: 19-12 IL: 9-3 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
115 Tue, Aug  6  @HOU  W  15-10      69-46  1st  1.5 up
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
 Last 10: 7-3    Last 20:11-9    Last 30:18-12
Astros, 37-75, 37-75 5th, 27 GB, 29 GB in WC

SP: Jarred Cosart (23, RHP, 1-0, 0.96)

2013 Gamelogs / 2013 Splits / vs. BOS Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2013 (1-0) 28.0 18 4 3 12 11 0 0.96
Last 7 GS 1-0 28.0 18 4 3 12 11 0 0.96 64
2013-08-02 @MIN ND 7.0 5 1 1 1 4 0 99 66
2013-07-28 @TOR ND 6.0 4 1 1 5 1 0 109 56
2013-07-23 OAK ND 7.0 7 2 1 3 4 0 115 58
2013-07-12 @TBR W 8.0 2 0 0 3 2 0 96 77
Has never faced BOS as starter.
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   19-38   Road:   18-37   ExtrInn: 3-3 
 vsRHP:  27-57   vsLHP:  10-18   1-Run:  14-21
 vsEast:  7-19   vsCntrl: 7-16   vsWest: 15-31 IL: 8-9 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
112 Tue, Aug  6   BOS  L  10-15      37-75  5th 27.0 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
 Last 10: 3-7    Last 20: 4-16   Last 30: 7-23
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Tue, Aug 06, 2013 BOS 15 @HOU 10        W:Brandon Workman (2-1), L: Jordan Lyles (4-6), S: none
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)
Season Series: 2013 - BOS over 5-1; 2012 -  0-0; 2011 - BOS won 3-0; All-Time - BOS leads 12-3

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 (5.07 RS/G) vs. Astros Pitchers (5.30 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 48.Cosart
G/S/vB
54.Blackley*
G/S/vB
68.Cisnero
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 ··· ··· 175/152 .306/.366/.573/.939 .759/.968 .902 35/.771 0/0 8/2
7.Drew* G/S/vP ··· 2/.000 3/.333 1/.000 ··· 3/1.000 2/no AB 4/1.250 1/.000 328/222 .246/.335/.428/.763 .613/.837 .665 66/.934 3/0 8/3
2.Ellsbury* G/S/vP ··· 2/.000 2/2.500 ··· ··· 3/.000 3/.666 2/no AB 1/.000 499/318 .301/.364/.438/.801 .662/.878 .825 99/.858 40/3 7/3
5.Gomes G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/5.000 1/.000 1/.000 3/1.000 ··· 2/.000 1/2.000 247/115 .237/.332/.427/.759 .748/.770 .756 53/.851 0/0 9/0
26.Holt* G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 61/54 .235/.276/.275/.550 .533/.552 .557 41/.515 1/0 0/2
20.Lavarnway G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 57/34 .250/.298/.365/.664 .670/.657 .536 25/.628 0/0 0/0
12.Napoli G/S/vP ··· 11/.920 2/1.500 1/.000 1/no AB 3/.000 2/.500 2/1.500 1/no AB 437/305 .251/.341/.444/.785 .741/.804 .791 79/.812 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 44/.503 0/2 10/2
34.Ortiz* G/S/vP ··· 2/.000 2/3.000 ··· ··· 3/.333 2/2.500 3/1.167 ··· 410/262 .326/.407/.584/.992 .746/1.141 1.091 97/.808 4/0 21/0
15.Pedroia G/S/vP ··· 1/no AB 2/.000 ··· 1/.000 3/1.334 3/1.167 5/.933 ··· 515/357 .296/.375/.413/.788 .906/.737 .668 102/.579 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 65/.644 0/1 10/6
23.Snyder G/S/vP ··· 2/1.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 3/.000 ··· 1/2.000 ··· 42/14 .220/.238/.439/.677 .964/.071 .368 17/.588 0/0 2/1
18.Victorino# G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/no AB ··· ··· 3/.000 3/.000 4/.750 1/.000 348/219 .291/.339/.424/.763 .807/.715 .727 88/.813 14/3 7/2
IP 28.0 35.0 43.2 20.0 2.2 21.1 36.0 40.2 4.1 TOTAL .273/.346/.439/.785 .720/.817 .758 .714 84/18 121/60
ERA-K/9 0.96/3.5 4.89/7.5 4.12/8.4 5.85/9.9 0.00/6.7 2.53/5.1 7.25/8.2 3.98/8.4 0.00/6.3 4.92/6.8

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Lavarnway (14-6-5)
 Saltalamacchia (62-15-5)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 107/.194 150/.228 198/.283 87/.247 13/.273 85/.220 165/.264 179/.277 16/.071 .277  Victorino
 Gomes
 Nava
 Ellsbury
 Carp
0/3/78/7
65/0/3/5
45/1/49/4
0/105/0/3
31/0/2/0
OPS .517 .817 .826 .871 .657 .613 .934 .783 .259 .812
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 67/.540 65/.602 96/.871 31/.781 7/.452 31/.635 93/1.157 92/.813 9/.111 .847
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 40/.479 85/.996 102/.784 56/.919 6/.900 54/.600 72/.667 87/.752 7/.452 .784
Home 28/.717 84/1.108 130/.907 56/.787 4/.250 47/.809 42/1.091 94/.705 7/.452
Last 28d days 107/.517 27/.801 35/1.371 31/.922 13/.657 51/.360 27/.622 34/.668 16/.259
HR/SB/CS 0/4/1 10/0/2 5/5/1 5/0/1 0/0/0 2/0/1 10/6/0 5/5/1 0/0/0 143/65/22
Usage ····X··· ····Xo·· X···X·X· ·XX·X··o o···X·X· ·X····X· ··X····· ·Xo·o··X X···oo·o
Astros Batters (3.83 RS/G) vs. RedSox Pitchers (4.14 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 46.Dempster
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
35.Wright
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
27.Altuve G/S/vP 6/.567 1/2.000 ··· 1/.000 6/.334 2/.000 1/.000 ··· 3/.000 1/.000 455/335 .279/.318/.356/.673 .743/.648 .677 79/.651 29/8 4/8
2.Barnes G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 3/.000 1/no AB ··· ··· 3/1.167 1/no AB 295/196 .243/.300/.352/.652 .888/.535 .764 67/.690 9/7 5/2
23.Carter G/S/vP 3/.333 1/.000 ··· ··· 3/.000 2/.000 2/1.000 2/1.500 ··· ··· 402/285 .210/.311/.421/.732 .665/.759 .593 72/.427 0/0 19/3
15.Castro* G/S/vP 6/.500 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 6/1.167 1/2.000 2/2.500 1/.000 2/.500 1/2.000 405/317 .264/.333/.452/.785 .627/.829 .815 84/.710 2/1 13/4
22.Corporan# G/S/vP ··· 1/2.000 ··· 3/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 149/77 .243/.304/.397/.701 .630/.772 .694 31/.329 0/0 6/5
30.Dominguez G/S/vP 2/3.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· 6/.334 ··· ··· 1/.000 2/.000 1/.000 397/290 .235/.266/.394/.659 .647/.664 .771 74/.760 0/0 14/11
10.Elmore G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/5.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/2.000 ··· 92/61 .247/.319/.358/.677 .769/.627 .733 40/.730 0/3 2/5
19.Grossman# G/S/vP 3/.333 ··· 1/.000 ··· 6/.334 1/.000 ··· ··· 3/3.500 1/no AB 169/133 .259/.358/.350/.707 .855/.664 .697 38/1.247 6/4 2/1
28.Hoes G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 3/1.667 ··· ··· ··· 3/2.000 ··· 26/19 .269/.269/.385/.654 .286/.789 1.100 26/.654 2/0 0/1
59.Krauss* G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 2/.000 1/no AB 69/60 .185/.232/.354/.586 .222/.643 .293 42/.548 2/0 3/1
6.Villar# G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· 3/2.000 ··· ··· ··· 2/2.000 ··· 65/48 .245/.344/.302/.646 .421/.720 1.154 65/.646 10/3 0/4
29.Wallace* G/S/vP 6/1.250 1/no AB 1/.000 3/.333 3/1.000 ··· ··· ··· 2/2.500 1/.000 154/117 .225/.286/.479/.765 .362/.895 .695 77/.807 0/1 9/3
IP 127.0 40.0 11.1 1.0 126.0 50.0 36.1 51.1 25.0 13.1 TOTAL .236/.297/.377/.674 .692/.667 .676 .679 81/38 109/83
ERA-K/9 4.54/8.4 2.48/4.5 0.79/8.0 0.00/18.0 3.21/8.4 2.88/9.7 3.47/6.7 1.40/12.5 5.04/8.6 5.40/6.8 3.83/8.4

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

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 567/.259 167/.257 38/.194 3/.000 525/.257 205/.268 154/.270 190/.151 105/.292 59/.245 .253  Barnes
 Grossman
 Krauss
 Carter
 Hoes
 Elmore
8/71/13/5
21/25/2/2
10/0/7/0
40/0/2/0
1/2/6/0
7/0/1/0
OPS .784 .706 .488 .000 .717 .748 .725 .475 .809 .659 .728
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 322/.702 71/.829 20/.472 2/.000 304/.632 101/.787 74/.646 102/.334 71/.775 44/.760 .696
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 245/.887 96/.614 18/.500 1/.000 221/.832 104/.708 80/.796 88/.639 34/.882 15/.350 .754
Road 179/.851 75/.561 11/.455 3/.000 306/.771 100/.751 62/.698 90/.436 54/.980 28/.495
Last 28d days 105/.881 42/.643 38/.488 3/.000 140/.803 40/.641 41/.666 42/.241 95/.741 39/.490
HR/SB/CS 21/13/1 2/0/2 1/1/1 0/0/0 17/26/5 7/2/2 4/4/1 5/1/1 4/2/2 0/1/0 123/91/29
Usage ·····X·· ·o·o··Xo X·o···X· X······· ·X····X· ·o·oX·o· ··o·X·oo ··oX··X· X······X 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.