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Game Preview: BOS @ KCR, 8:10pm, Friday, August 9, 2013 @Kauffman Stadium

RedSox, 70-47, 70-47 1st, 2 up

SP: Jake Peavy (32, RHP, 9-4, 4.14)

2013 Gamelogs / 2013 Splits / vs. KCR Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2013 (9-4) 87.0 78 43 40 19 83 15 4.14
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 4-3 41.1 40 27 25 11 32 8 5.44 49
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
2013-06-04 @SEA L 2.1 7 6 6 0 0 1 42 19
2013-05-30 @CHC L 4.0 8 6 6 0 3 1 69 25
2013-05-25 MIA W 9.0 6 1 1 2 5 1 117 74
2013-05-19 @LAA L 6.0 4 4 4 5 7 0 117 50
Last 5 v.KCR 1-3 31.2 41 20 17 6 27 3 4.83 46
2013-04-03 KCR W 6.0 4 2 1 0 6 0 107 64
2012-08-18 @KCR L 5.1 9 5 3 1 6 1 110 39
2012-08-07 KCR L 6.2 7 3 3 3 4 0 104 49
2012-07-14 @KCR L 7.0 12 6 6 1 5 2 120 33
2011-08-13 KCR ND 6.2 9 4 4 1 6 0 115 45
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   39-21   Road:   31-26   ExtrInn: 7-4 
 vsRHP:  48-31   vsLHP:  22-16   1-Run:  16-11
 vsEast: 28-20   vsCntrl:13-12   vsWest: 20-12 IL: 9-3 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
117 Thu, Aug  8  @KCR  L   1-5       70-47  1st  2.0 up
116 Wed, Aug  7  @HOU  W   7-5       70-46  1st  2.5 up
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
 Last 10: 7-3    Last 20:12-8    Last 30:17-13
Royals, 59-53, 59-53 3rd, 8½ GB, 4½ GB in WC

SP: Ervin Santana (30, RHP, 8-6, 2.97)

2013 Gamelogs / 2013 Splits / vs. BOS Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2013 (8-6) 151.1 128 56 50 34 120 17 2.97
2012 (9-13) 178.0 165 109 102 61 133 39 5.16
2011 (11-12) 228.2 207 95 86 72 178 26 3.38
Last 7 GS 3-1 46.1 40 21 18 16 36 3 3.50 55
2013-08-04 @NYM W 6.0 5 1 1 3 5 0 114 60
2013-07-30 @MIN W 7.0 4 2 2 1 8 0 113 68
2013-07-24 BAL ND 8.0 7 3 1 2 3 1 98 61
2013-07-19 DET W 7.1 2 0 0 1 6 0 106 79
2013-07-11 @NYY L 5.0 10 8 8 3 4 0 87 16
2013-07-06 OAK ND 7.0 7 3 3 2 5 1 89 54
2013-06-30 @MIN ND 6.0 5 4 3 4 5 1 103 49
Last 5 v.BOS 3-1 31.1 24 11 11 8 28 3 3.16 59
2013-04-21 @BOS W 7.0 6 2 2 0 7 0 105 64
2012-08-21 @BOS W 6.1 5 2 2 2 4 1 100 57
2011-05-04 @BOS ND 4.0 0 0 0 1 7 0 61 68
2011-04-23 BOS L 7.0 9 5 5 1 9 1 104 47
2010-08-19 @BOS W 7.0 4 2 2 4 1 1 105 58
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   30-25   Road:   29-28   ExtrInn: 8-2 
 vsRHP:  44-35   vsLHP:  15-18   1-Run:  22-17
 vsEast: 15-12   vsCntrl:29-20   vsWest:  8-14 IL: 7-7 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
112 Thu, Aug  8   BOS  W   5-1       59-53  3rd  8.5 gb
111 Wed, Aug  7   MIN  W   5-2       58-53  3rd  8.5 gb
110 Tue, Aug  6   MIN  L   0-7       57-53  3rd  8.5 gb
109 Mon, Aug  5   MIN  W  13-0       57-52  3rd  7.5 gb
108 Sun, Aug  4  @NYM  W   6-2       56-52  3rd  7.5 gb
107 Sat, Aug  3  @NYM  W   4-3 (12)  55-52  3rd  7.5 gb
106 Fri, Aug  2  @NYM  L   2-4 (11)  54-52  3rd  7.5 gb
105 Thu, Aug  1  @MIN  W   7-2       54-51  3rd  6.5 gb
104 Wed, Jul 31  @MIN  W   4-3       53-51  3rd  7.0 gb
103 Tue, Jul 30  @MIN  W   7-2       52-51  3rd  7.0 gb
 Last 10: 8-2    Last 20:16-4    Last 30:19-11
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Thu, Aug 08, 2013 KCR  5  BOS  1        W:Bruce Chen (5-0), L: Jon Lester (10-7), S: Luke Hochevar (2)
Sun, Apr 21, 2013 KCR  5 @BOS  4 (10)   W:Kelvin Herrera (2-2), L: Andrew Miller (0-1), S: Greg Holland (5)
Sun, Apr 21, 2013 KCR  4 @BOS  2        W:Ervin Santana (2-1), L: Ryan Dempster (0-2), S: Greg Holland (4)
Sat, Apr 20, 2013 BOS  4  KCR  3        W:Clay Buchholz (4-0), L: Kelvin Herrera (1-2), S: Andrew Bailey (3)

Mon, Aug 27, 2012 BOS  5  KCR  1        W:Daisuke Matsuzaka (1-3), L: Luke Hochevar (7-12), S: none
Sun, Aug 26, 2012 BOS  8  KCR  6        W:Pedro Beato (1-0), L: Will Smith (4-6), S: Mark Melancon (1)
Sat, Aug 25, 2012 KCR 10 @BOS  9 (12)   W:Francisley Bueno (1-0), L: Junichi Tazawa (0-1), S: Greg Holland (7)
Fri, Aug 24, 2012 BOS  4  KCR  3        W:Jon Lester (8-10), L: Kelvin Herrera (1-2), S: Andrew Bailey (1)
Wed, May 09, 2012 KCR  4  BOS  3        W:Bruce Chen (1-4), L: Jon Lester (1-3), S: Jonathan Broxton (7)
Tue, May 08, 2012 KCR  6  BOS  4        W:Jose Mijares (2-1), L: Daniel Bard (2-4), S: Jonathan Broxton (6)
Season Series: 2013 - KCR over 3-1; 2012 - BOS won 4-3; 2011 - BOS won 5-3; All-Time - KCR leads 221-220

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 (5.05 RS/G) vs. Royals Pitchers (3.80 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 54.Santana
G/S/vB
67.Bueno*
G/S/vB
52.Chen*
G/S/vB
31.Coleman
G/S/vB
55.Collins*
G/S/vB
43.Crow
G/S/vB
40.Herrera
G/S/vB
44.Hochevar
G/S/vB
56.Holland
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
37.Carp* G/S/vP 24/.775 ··· 3/.000 1/.000 2/1.000 ··· 1/.000 3/1.000 2/.000 180/157 .302/.361/.562/.923 .759/.948 .874 36/.716 0/0 8/2
7.Drew* G/S/vP 6/.167 ··· 3/.666 ··· ··· 2/.000 ··· 11/.473 1/.000 337/227 .253/.341/.440/.782 .627/.858 .713 75/.997 3/0 9/4
2.Ellsbury* G/S/vP 21/.715 2/.000 13/1.129 2/.500 5/1.600 1/2.000 1/2.000 24/1.144 1/.000 508/322 .300/.361/.433/.794 .666/.866 .810 98/.802 40/4 7/3
5.Gomes G/S/vP 20/.750 ··· 25/.740 ··· 2/1.500 1/.000 1/no AB 6/1.833 2/.000 256/121 .240/.340/.442/.782 .729/.841 .802 57/.964 0/0 10/1
26.Holt* G/S/vP ··· ··· 3/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 67/56 .218/.281/.255/.536 .425/.554 .535 38/.428 1/0 0/2
20.Lavarnway G/S/vP ··· ··· 3/.666 2/1.500 ··· 4/.000 1/2.000 3/.000 1/.000 57/34 .250/.298/.365/.664 .670/.657 .536 20/.566 0/0 0/0
12.Napoli G/S/vP 20/1.344 ··· 14/.500 2/.000 3/.333 2/.500 3/.333 10/.956 3/.333 442/307 .250/.339/.441/.780 .739/.798 .781 80/.745 1/1 14/5
29.Nava# G/S/vP 9/.222 ··· 4/1.000 ··· ··· 1/no AB 2/2.500 1/.000 ··· 394/294 .283/.371/.420/.790 .608/.854 .758 37/.570 0/2 10/3
34.Ortiz* G/S/vP 32/1.105 ··· 31/.795 1/.000 3/.333 3/.666 ··· 15/.900 2/.500 415/267 .332/.412/.587/.999 .746/1.150 1.105 93/.906 4/0 21/0
15.Pedroia G/S/vP 25/.501 ··· 15/1.169 4/1.250 3/.667 4/.250 4/.750 21/1.064 2/2.500 524/363 .293/.374/.409/.783 .897/.734 .662 101/.569 14/5 8/3
39.Saltalamacchia# G/S/vP 8/.821 1/2.000 9/.333 2/.000 3/.000 1/.000 1/.000 4/.000 2/.000 352/252 .262/.332/.445/.777 .551/.864 .683 69/.680 0/1 10/6
23.Snyder G/S/vP ··· ··· 3/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 44/16 .209/.227/.419/.646 .964/.063 .321 19/.526 0/0 2/1
18.Victorino# G/S/vP 3/1.167 ··· 3/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 356/223 .287/.334/.417/.751 .787/.711 .704 91/.791 14/3 7/2
IP 151.1 65.1 16.1 40.0 36.2 40.0 45.0 44.0 TOTAL .273/.346/.438/.784 .715/.819 .757 .723 84/19 123/63
ERA-K/9 2.97/7.1 /0.0 1.79/6.5 0.00/10.5 4.28/9.2 2.95/8.1 4.28/11.0 1.80/8.6 1.64/14.3 3.54/7.5

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Lavarnway (14-6-5)
 Saltalamacchia (63-16-5)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 604/.227 / 264/.216 56/.135 174/.248 162/.286 171/.220 171/.173 171/.184 .253  Victorino
 Gomes
 Nava
 Ellsbury
 Carp
0/3/80/7
67/0/4/5
45/1/49/4
0/107/0/3
32/0/2/0
OPS .628 .606 .355 .673 .742 .771 .542 .512 .706
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 341/.623 / 91/.806 22/.364 89/.594 79/.755 89/.725 87/.645 90/.563 .749
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 263/.633 / 173/.499 34/.345 85/.753 83/.731 82/.822 84/.437 81/.457 .660
Home 316/.680 / 163/.680 24/.554 73/.735 74/.753 73/.609 81/.491 92/.507
Last 28d days 107/.463 / 94/.469 31/.374 31/.760 37/.787 49/.563 42/.469 36/.564
HR/SB/CS 17/11/6 // 6/3/4 0/1/0 2/2/0 2/7/1 9/7/2 4/4/2 2/0/0 112/58/26
Usage ····X··· X····X·· ·X··o·XX ·o··Xo·· ·o···XX· ·X···XX· o····o·X ·X··oo··
Royals Batters (4.04 RS/G) vs. RedSox Pitchers (4.15 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 44.Peavy
G/S/vB
54.Beato
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
19.Uehara
G/S/vB
67.Workman
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
16.Butler G/S/vP 34/1.204 1/2.000 5/1.400 ··· 1/5.000 12/1.250 1/.000 6/1.333 ··· 453/333 .278/.375/.410/.785 .840/.766 .815 87/.887 0/0 10/0
6.Cain G/S/vP 5/.000 1/.000 2/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 386/267 .258/.321/.359/.681 .569/.730 .662 75/.639 12/4 4/2
1.Dyson* G/S/vP 6/.666 ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 116/86 .264/.322/.425/.746 .419/.859 .973 31/.700 16/4 2/2
2.Escobar G/S/vP 19/1.157 1/.000 2/.000 ··· ··· 3/.000 1/.000 2/.000 ··· 463/315 .239/.265/.307/.573 .694/.515 .536 90/.430 13/0 3/12
4.Gordon* G/S/vP 26/.825 1/2.000 7/.286 ··· 1/.000 11/1.055 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 482/322 .263/.330/.402/.732 .849/.673 .659 98/.550 6/2 11/0
12.Hayes G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 7/4 .286/.286/.429/.714 .000/1.250 .714 7/.714 0/0 0/0
35.Hosmer* G/S/vP 21/.619 1/.000 4/.583 ··· ··· 3/1.666 1/3.000 1/2.000 ··· 464/315 .294/.339/.439/.778 .788/.774 .772 99/.848 9/3 12/6
23.Johnson# G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 3/.000 ··· 163/118 .191/.231/.257/.488 .465/.496 .342 16/.067 13/0 2/2
26.Kottaras* G/S/vP ··· ··· 2/1.000 ··· ··· ··· 2/.000 5/.000 ··· 95/77 .167/.368/.431/.799 .487/.868 .916 24/.792 1/0 5/4
7.Lough* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 231/180 .299/.314/.439/.753 .751/.754 .655 65/.707 3/2 4/1
27.Maxwell G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/no AB ··· 1/5.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 165/110 .255/.327/.430/.757 .785/.742 .781 57/.917 4/1 4/3
8.Moustakas* G/S/vP 22/.490 ··· 2/2.000 ··· 1/.000 3/1.167 1/.000 ··· ··· 376/284 .233/.290/.369/.659 .548/.695 .727 85/.835 1/4 10/12
24.Tejada G/S/vP 9/1.000 ··· 1/2.000 ··· ··· 48/.739 ··· ··· ··· 162/78 .291/.321/.384/.705 .640/.777 .676 63/.735 0/0 3/2
IP 87.0 8.2 40.0 11.1 2.0 126.0 52.0 52.1 25.0 TOTAL .257/.313/.376/.688 .675/.694 .683 .691 85/20 76/57
ERA-K/9 4.14/8.6 3.12/4.1 2.48/4.5 0.79/8.0 9.00/9.0 3.21/8.4 2.77/9.7 1.38/12.7 5.04/8.6 3.84/8.4

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Hayes (1-1-0)
 Kottaras (22-7-3)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 350/.239 38/.250 167/.257 38/.194 8/.250 525/.257 211/.260 194/.153 105/.292 .252  Gordon
 Cain
 Lough
 Maxwell
 Dyson
 Hosmer
 Johnson
107/0/0/9
0/84/18/7
11/5/49/4
0/25/21/4
0/35/0/3
0/0/1/0
1/0/2/0
OPS .709 .623 .706 .488 1.250 .717 .726 .476 .809 .727
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 192/.745 17/.301 71/.829 20/.472 5/.000 304/.632 102/.779 105/.344 71/.775 .697
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 158/.664 21/.881 96/.614 18/.500 3/3.333 221/.832 109/.674 89/.631 34/.882 .752
Road 159/.798 6/.000 75/.561 11/.455 8/1.250 306/.771 106/.706 94/.438 54/.980
Last 28d days 77/.677 25/.711 42/.643 38/.488 8/1.250 112/.851 46/.552 40/.304 95/.741
HR/SB/CS 15/1/5 1/1/1 2/0/2 1/1/1 2/0/0 17/26/5 7/2/2 5/1/1 4/2/2 126/92/30
Usage ·····X·· ······X· ···o·o·· ··X·o··· X·X····· ···X···· ·X·o·oX· ·X··oX·· ··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.