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Game Preview: BOS @ OAK, 10:05pm, Saturday, July 13, 2013 @O.co Coliseum

RedSox, 58-37, 58-37 1st, 4½ up

SP: Jon Lester (29, LHP, 8-5, 4.60)

2013 Gamelogs / 2013 Splits / vs. OAK Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2013 (8-5) 119.1 121 63 61 42 99 14 4.60
2012 (9-14) 205.1 216 117 110 68 166 25 4.82
2011 (15-9) 191.2 166 77 74 75 182 20 3.47
Last 7 GS 2-3 40.1 53 30 30 19 34 9 6.69 40
2013-07-08 @SEA L 5.0 9 5 5 2 6 1 112 33
2013-07-03 SDP ND 7.0 6 1 1 1 5 0 102 65
2013-06-27 TOR W 7.0 5 4 4 3 5 0 95 53
2013-06-21 @DET W 5.2 9 5 5 3 3 2 102 31
2013-06-16 @BAL L 5.0 9 5 5 0 8 1 106 37
2013-06-11 @TBR L 4.2 8 7 7 7 3 3 98 16
2013-06-06 TEX ND 6.0 7 3 3 3 4 2 108 47
Last 5 v.OAK 2-1 30.0 30 16 15 12 25 5 4.50 49
2013-04-24 OAK W 5.2 6 3 3 6 5 1 115 44
2012-07-03 @OAK ND 6.2 4 1 1 1 9 1 107 70
2011-08-27 OAK W 6.0 3 2 1 2 4 1 87 62
2009-07-30 OAK ND 5.2 7 4 4 3 2 0 104 38
2009-04-13 @OAK L 6.0 10 6 6 0 5 2 106 33
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   31-16   Road:   27-21   ExtrInn: 5-3 
 vsRHP:  40-26   vsLHP:  18-11   1-Run:  13-8 
 vsEast: 23-15   vsCntrl:13-11   vsWest: 15-9  IL: 7-2 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 95 Fri, Jul 12  @OAK  W   4-2       58-37  1st  4.5 up
 94 Thu, Jul 11  @SEA  W   8-7 (10)  57-37  1st  3.5 up
 93 Wed, Jul 10  @SEA  W  11-4       56-37  1st  3.5 up
 92 Tue, Jul  9  @SEA  W  11-8       55-37  1st  3.5 up
 91 Mon, Jul  8  @SEA  L   4-11      54-37  1st  3.5 up
 90 Sun, Jul  7  @LAA  L   0-3       54-36  1st  4.5 up
 89 Sat, Jul  6  @LAA  L   7-9 (11)  54-35  1st  5.0 up
 88 Fri, Jul  5  @LAA  W   6-2       54-34  1st  5.5 up
 87 Thu, Jul  4   SDP  W   8-2       53-34  1st  4.5 up
 86 Wed, Jul  3   SDP  W   2-1       52-34  1st  3.5 up
 Last 10: 7-3    Last 20:14-6    Last 30:18-12
Athletics, 54-39, 54-39 1st, 1 up

SP: A.J. Griffin (25, RHP, 7-6, 3.94)

2013 Gamelogs / 2013 Splits / vs. BOS Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2013 (7-6) 114.1 103 53 50 27 91 18 3.94
2012 (7-1) 82.1 74 29 28 19 64 10 3.06
Last 7 GS 2-2 45.1 39 19 19 9 35 7 3.77 56
2013-07-07 @KCR W 5.0 5 2 2 1 4 2 105 52
2013-07-02 CHC ND 5.2 10 7 7 1 6 1 99 26
2013-06-26 CIN W 9.0 2 0 0 2 7 0 108 88
2013-06-20 @TEX ND 5.1 3 2 2 1 5 1 98 58
2013-06-15 SEA L 6.0 8 4 4 2 3 1 107 41
2013-06-09 @CHW L 7.1 7 4 4 1 5 2 102 52
2013-06-04 @MIL ND 7.0 4 0 0 1 5 0 109 73
Last 5 v.BOS 1-1 17.0 15 12 10 3 11 3 5.29 48
2013-04-22 @BOS L 4.0 8 9 7 1 3 2 84 16
2012-09-01 BOS W 7.0 3 1 1 0 5 0 91 72
2012-07-04 BOS ND 6.0 4 2 2 2 3 1 108 57
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   28-15   Road:   26-24   ExtrInn: 6-3 
 vsRHP:  36-27   vsLHP:  18-12   1-Run:  18-11
 vsEast:  7-10   vsCntrl:11-9    vsWest: 23-15 IL:13-5 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 93 Fri, Jul 12   BOS  L   2-4       54-39  1st  1.0 up
 92 Wed, Jul 10  @PIT  L   0-5       54-38  1st  0.5 up
 91 Tue, Jul  9  @PIT  W   2-1       54-37  1st  0.5 up
 90 Mon, Jul  8  @PIT  W   2-1       53-37  1st  0.5 up
 89 Sun, Jul  7  @KCR  W  10-4       52-37  1st  0.5 up
 88 Sat, Jul  6  @KCR  L   3-4       51-37  1st  0.5 up
 87 Fri, Jul  5  @KCR  W   6-3       51-36  1st  0.5 up
 86 Thu, Jul  4   CHC  W   1-0       50-36  1st  0.5 up
 85 Wed, Jul  3   CHC  L   1-3       49-36  1st  0.5 up
 84 Tue, Jul  2   CHC  W   8-7       49-35  1st  0.5 up
 Last 10: 6-4    Last 20:11-9    Last 30:16-14
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Fri, Jul 12, 2013 BOS  4 @OAK  2        W:John Lackey (7-6), L: Sean Doolittle (3-3), S: Koji Uehara (8)
Wed, Apr 24, 2013 BOS  6  OAK  5        W:Jon Lester (4-0), L: Brett Anderson (1-4), S: Andrew Bailey (5)
Tue, Apr 23, 2013 OAK 13 @BOS  0  (7)   W:Bartolo Colon (3-0), L: Alfredo Aceves (1-1), S: none
Mon, Apr 22, 2013 BOS  9  OAK  6        W:Felix Doubront (2-0), L: A.J. Griffin (2-1), S: Andrew Bailey (4)

Sun, Sep 02, 2012 OAK  6  BOS  2        W:Brett Anderson (3-0), L: Daisuke Matsuzaka (1-4), S: none
Sat, Sep 01, 2012 OAK  7  BOS  1        W:A.J. Griffin (4-0), L: Felix Doubront (10-7), S: none
Fri, Aug 31, 2012 OAK 20  BOS  2        W:Brandon McCarthy (8-5), L: Aaron Cook (3-8), S: none
Wed, Jul 04, 2012 OAK  3  BOS  2        W:Grant Balfour (2-2), L: Aaron Cook (2-2), S: Ryan Cook (8)
Tue, Jul 03, 2012 OAK  3  BOS  2        W:Jerry Blevins (2-0), L: Alfredo Aceves (0-6), S: none
Mon, Jul 02, 2012 OAK  6  BOS  1        W:Jarrod Parker (5-3), L: Daisuke Matsuzaka (0-3), S: none
Season Series: 2013 - BOS over 3-1; 2012 - OAK won 8-1; 2011 - BOS won 6-2; All-Time - BOS leads 1059-870

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 (5.22 RS/G) vs. Athletics Pitchers (3.92 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 64.Griffin
G/S/vB
50.Balfour
G/S/vB
13.Blevins*
G/S/vB
60.Chavez
G/S/vB
48.Cook
G/S/vB
62.Doolittle*
G/S/vB
54.Gray
G/S/vB
47.Neshek
G/S/vB
61.Otero
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
44.Bradley* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 66/43 .155/.258/.310/.568 .274/.723 .685 7/.952 1/0 2/1
37.Carp* G/S/vP ··· 2/.500 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 144/124 .305/.368/.609/.977 .618/1.038 .910 31/.675 0/0 8/2
2.Ellsbury* G/S/vP 6/.500 8/.875 4/.000 ··· ··· 2/.500 ··· 2/2.000 ··· 410/266 .304/.369/.424/.792 .647/.870 .803 108/.996 36/3 3/3
5.Gomes G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 199/95 .235/.332/.400/.732 .723/.741 .700 51/.804 0/0 6/0
26.Holt* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/no AB ··· ··· ··· 29/25 .318/.370/.318/.689 .667/.691 .689 29/.689 0/0 0/1
10.Iglesias G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 2/1.000 ··· ··· ··· 191/129 .384/.435/.483/.917 1.064/.848 .948 96/.766 2/1 1/2
20.Lavarnway G/S/vP 2/1.000 1/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 37/19 .273/.324/.394/.718 .863/.566 .577 28/.757 0/0 0/0
12.Napoli G/S/vP 7/1.429 7/.000 7/1.571 5/1.800 5/.200 2/.000 ··· 2/.000 ··· 362/259 .257/.343/.445/.788 .702/.822 .827 85/.703 1/1 11/5
29.Nava# G/S/vP 6/.500 3/2.167 1/.000 2/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/2.000 ··· 357/264 .290/.378/.436/.814 .634/.878 .786 95/.700 0/2 10/2
34.Ortiz* G/S/vP 6/2.167 10/.775 9/.666 2/2.500 3/1.000 1/.000 ··· 2/.000 ··· 322/211 .323/.407/.620/1.027 .767/1.172 1.079 101/1.085 3/0 19/0
15.Pedroia G/S/vP 6/.334 10/.900 8/1.625 2/.000 3/1.167 1/.000 ··· 3/.000 ··· 423/300 .318/.397/.438/.835 .928/.798 .671 109/.827 13/4 6/1
39.Saltalamacchia# G/S/vP 8/.500 1/.000 2/.000 1/no AB 2/.000 2/.000 ··· ··· ··· 283/214 .269/.343/.458/.801 .655/.846 .701 81/.738 0/1 8/4
23.Snyder G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 25/11 .250/.280/.458/.738 1.214/.091 .583 25/.738 0/0 1/1
18.Victorino# G/S/vP 3/.666 1/.000 1/.000 4/.000 ··· 1/no AB ··· 1/no AB 1/.000 265/174 .286/.335/.402/.737 .725/.736 .729 92/.824 10/2 4/2
IP 114.1 36.2 36.2 33.1 39.2 39.1 2.0 28.1 9.0 TOTAL .278/.352/.447/.798 .725/.833 .764 .819 71/16 98/50
ERA-K/9 3.94/7.2 1.72/9.1 3.44/7.6 2.97/7.0 2.50/8.4 3.66/8.0 0.00/13.5 2.86/7.0 3.00/6.0 3.69/6.8

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Lavarnway (8-3-1)
 Saltalamacchia (44-10-5)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 470/.236 148/.195 157/.243 139/.210 164/.221 156/.224 7/.143 127/.274 37/.324 .243  Victorino
 Nava
 Gomes
 Ellsbury
 Bradley
 Carp
0/2/61/6
39/1/45/4
49/0/3/3
0/86/0/3
14/7/2/1
24/0/2/0
OPS .684 .575 .707 .584 .556 .607 .286 .747 .676 .681
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 254/.653 70/.554 69/.845 74/.596 73/.719 60/.646 2/.000 39/.865 17/.706 .711
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 216/.721 78/.595 88/.601 65/.568 91/.430 96/.582 5/.400 88/.695 20/.650 .658
Home 217/.680 85/.621 70/.747 63/.682 90/.467 92/.575 / 60/.734 29/.552
Last 28d days 100/.629 32/.509 35/1.152 60/.695 41/.626 38/.669 7/.286 22/.909 26/.654
HR/SB/CS 18/2/2 4/0/1 4/0/0 2/0/0 0/10/0 3/3/0 0/0/0 2/2/1 0/0/0 94/52/15
Usage ·····X·· ···oX··o ··o··Xo· X·o··X·· o··oo·X· X··o··o· ··X····· ··X····· ··o·····
Athletics Batters (4.55 RS/G) vs. RedSox Pitchers (4.22 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 31.Lester*
G/S/vB
40.Bailey
G/S/vB
54.Beato
G/S/vB
32.Breslow*
G/S/vB
41.Lackey
G/S/vB
36.Tazawa
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
52.Cespedes G/S/vP 3/.000 2/.000 ··· 1/2.000 3/.667 2/1.000 2/.000 ··· ··· 333/230 .219/.285/.419/.704 .828/.651 .675 97/.528 5/5 15/1
4.Crisp# G/S/vP 9/1.047 ··· 1/no AB 3/.333 37/.576 3/.000 6/.733 ··· 1/3.000 320/201 .264/.348/.420/.768 .690/.814 .615 91/.465 14/4 9/0
20.Donaldson G/S/vP 3/1.000 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 3/.000 3/.666 2/.000 ··· 3/1.167 382/270 .310/.380/.518/.897 1.086/.821 .918 94/1.004 2/2 15/8
7.Freiman G/S/vP 3/.667 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 126/32 .267/.317/.388/.705 .838/.321 .893 17/.529 0/0 2/1
35.Green G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 6/ .000/.000/.000/.000 .000/ 6/.000 0/0 0/1
5.Jaso* G/S/vP ··· 4/.250 ··· ··· 16/1.038 ··· 4/.250 ··· 2/2.000 229/201 .273/.377/.361/.738 .459/.778 .714 46/.842 2/0 2/3
8.Lowrie# G/S/vP 3/1.334 4/.000 ··· 1/.000 3/1.666 1/3.000 4/.000 ··· 2/.000 375/241 .301/.369/.433/.802 .753/.828 .775 88/.888 1/0 7/13
37.Moss* G/S/vP 3/.666 1/.000 ··· 3/.666 3/.333 ··· 3/.666 ··· 3/1.167 300/242 .230/.313/.464/.777 .617/.817 .749 81/.797 2/1 16/4
36.Norris G/S/vP 3/.333 ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 214/106 .204/.315/.326/.641 .809/.460 .825 32/.657 3/0 4/1
16.Reddick* G/S/vP 3/.000 ··· ··· 4/.750 3/.333 ··· 4/.000 ··· 2/1.500 244/171 .216/.300/.347/.648 .641/.650 .612 79/.794 6/0 4/3
15.Smith* G/S/vP 3/.333 1/.000 ··· 3/1.666 6/1.333 2/.500 3/.000 ··· 2/.000 298/221 .270/.339/.411/.750 .660/.782 .690 72/.706 0/0 6/0
28.Sogard* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· 3/.000 1/.000 2/2.500 ··· 2/.500 229/189 .259/.332/.351/.683 .643/.692 .729 68/.745 7/4 1/4
25.Young G/S/vP 6/2.167 3/.333 1/.000 1/.000 4/.750 ··· 1/5.000 ··· 2/.500 225/132 .189/.271/.368/.639 .549/.696 .657 38/.718 6/2 8/2
IP 119.1 28.2 3.0 30.1 100.1 40.0 40.1 2.0 9.1 TOTAL .246/.323/.398/.721 .727/.717 .716 .718 48/18 96/52
ERA-K/9 4.60/7.5 3.77/12.2 0.00/6.0 2.97/5.3 2.78/8.3 3.15/10.1 1.79/13.0 13.50/18.0 4.82/6.8 3.93/8.6

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Jaso (26-4-0)
 Norris (24-10-5)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 511/.261 116/.223 13/.231 125/.265 413/.236 165/.273 154/.160 10/.400 41/.257 .251  Cespedes
 Reddick
 Young
 Smith
 Moss
 Crisp
50/16/0/5
0/0/62/3
8/28/20/1
36/0/7/1
2/2/11/1
0/60/0/0
OPS .747 .761 .462 .723 .681 .773 .522 1.400 .680 .735
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 97/.874 62/.661 7/.286 50/.779 235/.593 85/.771 85/.366 6/1.500 30/.785 .710
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 414/.716 54/.872 6/.667 75/.683 178/.794 80/.775 69/.712 4/1.250 11/.384 .756
Road 317/.822 55/.935 3/.000 59/.617 250/.736 85/.765 80/.427 10/1.400 21/.396
Last 28d days 131/.851 30/.926 13/.462 54/.936 142/.649 41/1.017 45/.365 10/1.400 21/.396
HR/SB/CS 14/8/2 7/2/1 0/0/0 2/0/1 14/19/4 6/1/2 5/1/0 1/0/0 0/0/0 107/67/21
Usage ····X··· X··X··X· ········ ···X··Xo X····X·· ···X·o·o oo·o··Xo ··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.