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Game Preview: BOS @ SFG, 10:15pm, Monday, August 19, 2013 @AT&T Park

RedSox, 73-53, 73-53 1st, 1 up

SP: Jon Lester (29, LHP, 10-7, 4.31)

2013 Gamelogs / 2013 Splits / vs. SFG Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2013 (10-7) 156.2 160 80 75 51 132 18 4.31
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 42.1 48 22 19 11 39 5 4.04 50
2013-08-14 @TOR ND 6.1 6 3 2 2 3 0 114 52
2013-08-08 @KCR L 7.0 5 3 1 2 4 0 121 61
2013-08-02 ARI ND 4.1 11 6 6 0 6 1 102 23
2013-07-28 @BAL W 7.0 4 0 0 2 8 0 99 75
2013-07-23 TBR W 6.1 7 2 2 0 8 2 96 59
2013-07-13 @OAK L 6.1 6 3 3 3 4 1 100 50
2013-07-08 @SEA L 5.0 9 5 5 2 6 1 112 33
Last 5 v.SFG 1-0 9.0 5 1 1 1 9 0 1.00 81
2010-06-27 @SFG W 9.0 5 1 1 1 9 0 103 81
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   40-23   Road:   33-30   ExtrInn: 8-5 
 vsRHP:  51-34   vsLHP:  22-19   1-Run:  16-14
 vsEast: 30-24   vsCntrl:14-14   vsWest: 20-12 IL: 9-3 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
126 Sun, Aug 18   NYY  L   6-9       73-53  1st  1.0 up
125 Sat, Aug 17   NYY  W   6-1       73-52  1st  2.0 up
124 Fri, Aug 16   NYY  L   3-10      72-52  1st  1.0 up
123 Thu, Aug 15  @TOR  L   1-2       72-51  1st  2.0 up
122 Wed, Aug 14  @TOR  L   3-4 (10)  72-50  1st  3.0 up
121 Tue, Aug 13  @TOR  W   4-2 (11)  72-49  1st  4.0 up
120 Sun, Aug 11  @KCR  L   3-4       71-49  1st  3.0 up
119 Sat, Aug 10  @KCR  W   5-3       71-48  1st  3.0 up
118 Fri, Aug  9  @KCR  L   6-9       70-48  1st  2.0 up
117 Thu, Aug  8  @KCR  L   1-5       70-47  1st  2.0 up
 Last 10: 3-7    Last 20:10-10   Last 30:15-15
Giants, 55-68, 55-68 5th, 17 GB, 16 GB in WC

SP: Tim Lincecum (29, RHP, 6-12, 4.38)

2013 Gamelogs / 2013 Splits / vs. BOS Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2013 (6-12) 148.0 134 78 72 55 153 16 4.38
2012 (10-15) 186.0 183 111 107 90 190 23 5.18
2011 (13-14) 217.0 176 74 66 86 220 15 2.74
Last 7 GS 2-3 47.2 33 20 20 12 52 6 3.78 61
2013-08-14 @WSN L 6.0 7 6 6 2 3 1 97 35
2013-08-08 MIL W 8.0 1 0 0 1 8 0 108 87
2013-08-03 @TBR ND 7.0 6 1 1 1 5 0 111 65
2013-07-28 CHC L 7.0 4 2 2 2 10 2 115 69
2013-07-22 CIN L 3.2 9 8 8 1 2 3 78 12
2013-07-13 @SDP W 9.0 0 0 0 4 13 0 148 96
2013-07-08 NYM ND 7.0 6 3 3 1 11 0 102 63
Last 5 v.BOS 0-1 3.0 5 4 4 3 4 1 12.00 34
2010-06-27 BOS L 3.0 5 4 4 3 4 1 79 34
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   30-31   Road:   25-37   ExtrInn: 6-9 
 vsRHP:  39-45   vsLHP:  16-23   1-Run:  18-20
 vsEast: 13-16   vsCntrl: 9-21   vsWest: 29-21 IL: 4-10

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
123 Sun, Aug 18  @MIA  L   5-6       55-68  5th 17.0 gb
122 Sat, Aug 17  @MIA  W   6-4       55-67  4th 17.0 gb
121 Fri, Aug 16  @MIA  W  14-10      54-67  4th 17.0 gb
120 Thu, Aug 15  @WSN  W   4-3       53-67  5th 17.0 gb
119 Wed, Aug 14  @WSN  L   5-6       52-67  5th 17.5 gb
118 Tue, Aug 13  @WSN  L   2-4       52-66  5th 16.5 gb
117 Sun, Aug 11   BAL  L   2-10      52-65  5th 15.0 gb
116 Sat, Aug 10   BAL  W   3-2       52-64  5th 14.0 gb
115 Fri, Aug  9   BAL  L   2-5 (10)  51-64  5th 14.0 gb
114 Thu, Aug  8   MIL  W   4-1       51-63  4th 13.0 gb
 Last 10: 5-5    Last 20: 9-11   Last 30:12-18
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Sun, Jun 27, 2010 BOS  5 @SFG  1        W:Jon Lester (9-3), L: Tim Lincecum (8-3), S: none
Sat, Jun 26, 2010 BOS  4 @SFG  2        W:Scott Atchison (1-1), L: Madison Bumgarner (0-1), S: Jonathan Papelbon (17)
Fri, Jun 25, 2010 SFG  5  BOS  4        W:Jonathan Sanchez (6-5), L: Tim Wakefield (2-6), S: Brian Wilson (21)
Sun, Jun 17, 2007 BOS  9  SFG  5        W:Tim Wakefield (7-7), L: Matt Morris (7-4), S: none
Sat, Jun 16, 2007 BOS  1  SFG  0        W:Daisuke Matsuzaka (8-5), L: Matt Cain (2-7), S: Jonathan Papelbon (16)
Fri, Jun 15, 2007 BOS 10  SFG  2        W:Julian Tavarez (4-4), L: Barry Zito (6-7), S: none
Sun, Jun 20, 2004 SFG  4  BOS  0        W:Jason Schmidt (9-2), L: Bronson Arroyo (2-6), S: none
Sat, Jun 19, 2004 SFG  6  BOS  4        W:Matt Herges (3-2), L: Alan Embree (2-1), S: none
Fri, Jun 18, 2004 BOS 14 @SFG  9        W:Mike Timlin (4-2), L: Jerome Williams (6-5), S: none
Season Series: 2013 -  0-0; 2012 -  0-0; 2011 -  0-0; All-Time - BOS leads 6-3

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. Giants Pitchers (4.39 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 55.Lincecum
G/S/vB
46.Casilla
G/S/vB
57.Gaudin
G/S/vB
49.Lopez*
G/S/vB
50.Mijares*
G/S/vB
34.Moscoso
G/S/vB
54.Romo
G/S/vB
43.Rosario
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
37.Carp* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· 2/1.500 3/.000 ··· ··· 190/166 .310/.368/.561/.930 .726/.961 .895 37/.667 1/0 8/2
7.Drew* G/S/vP 46/.719 6/.666 12/1.167 7/.762 ··· ··· 6/.334 ··· 376/251 .245/.327/.421/.748 .593/.827 .676 106/.832 4/0 9/5
2.Ellsbury* G/S/vP ··· 7/.619 2/.000 ··· 3/.000 4/.750 ··· ··· 554/349 .296/.356/.424/.780 .631/.865 .787 117/.727 44/4 7/3
5.Gomes G/S/vP 3/.000 5/.000 3/.000 3/1.167 1/.000 ··· 4/.750 ··· 278/130 .236/.342/.425/.767 .721/.817 .784 59/.790 0/0 10/1
26.Holt* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 72/60 .203/.275/.237/.513 .384/.536 .489 34/.391 1/0 0/2
20.Lavarnway G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 65/38 .283/.323/.383/.706 .719/.695 .621 20/.900 0/0 0/1
16.Middlebrooks G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/3.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 247/168 .223/.268/.424/.692 .769/.656 .712 31/1.241 0/1 10/8
12.Napoli G/S/vP 3/.000 4/.500 20/1.675 ··· 4/.500 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 469/329 .246/.337/.438/.775 .761/.781 .764 89/.645 1/1 15/5
29.Nava# G/S/vP 2/.000 1/no AB 2/2.000 ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 417/308 .290/.377/.431/.808 .653/.864 .778 45/.883 0/2 10/3
34.Ortiz* G/S/vP 2/2.500 4/.250 14/.900 ··· 3/.000 3/1.000 ··· ··· 458/293 .327/.408/.588/.996 .736/1.152 1.064 110/.960 4/0 24/0
15.Pedroia G/S/vP ··· 7/.000 4/.000 ··· 4/1.250 4/.833 ··· ··· 568/394 .291/.370/.400/.769 .886/.718 .666 119/.625 16/5 8/4
39.Saltalamacchia# G/S/vP ··· 2/1.000 16/.599 1/3.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 382/270 .270/.338/.452/.790 .628/.855 .717 83/.868 0/1 10/6
18.Victorino# G/S/vP 42/.652 8/.572 6/.167 2/2.000 1/2.000 5/.000 4/.000 ··· 400/227 .280/.330/.401/.731 .777/.713 .669 119/.744 17/3 7/3
IP 148.0 32.1 97.0 30.1 41.2 14.2 45.1 36.1 TOTAL .274/.346/.436/.783 .718/.816 .752 .765 95/19 128/70
ERA-K/9 4.38/9.3 1.95/7.2 3.06/8.2 2.08/8.3 3.46/9.7 4.91/9.8 2.78/9.7 2.72/5.7 4.10/8.0

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Lavarnway (19-6-5)
 Saltalamacchia (74-17-5)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 624/.241 137/.219 406/.227 130/.211 195/.289 69/.232 186/.216 154/.246 .249  Victorino
 Gomes
 Nava
 Ellsbury
 Carp
0/3/89/8
73/0/4/5
50/1/50/4
0/116/0/3
33/0/2/0
OPS .692 .655 .641 .576 .779 .805 .588 .643 .711
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 316/.672 55/.756 185/.741 78/.463 87/.650 29/.829 81/.714 57/.526 .695
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 308/.710 82/.586 221/.561 52/.755 108/.882 40/.782 105/.486 97/.704 .722
Home 315/.651 62/.594 192/.550 78/.518 91/.927 8/.500 111/.607 77/.775
Last 28d days 106/.542 51/.775 121/.818 27/.619 44/.899 69/.805 37/.615 55/.619
HR/SB/CS 16/18/0 2/1/1 6/2/5 0/2/1 3/4/1 3/1/0 4/2/0 1/1/1 116/77/30
Usage ····X··· ·Xo··X·· ··X····· o··o·o·· o·Xo·o·o X··X·X·· ·o·o···· o·Xo·o·X
Giants Batters (3.85 RS/G) vs. RedSox Pitchers (4.21 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 31.Lester*
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
56.Morales*
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
13.Arias G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 6/1.167 ··· ··· ··· ··· 166/83 .284/.302/.335/.638 .593/.685 .409 47/.660 1/0 0/5
9.Belt* G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 ··· 2/2.500 ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 424/337 .274/.351/.479/.830 .850/.825 .796 89/.991 5/2 15/8
7.Blanco* G/S/vP ··· 4/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/2.000 ··· 397/341 .254/.323/.335/.658 .485/.685 .728 78/.528 11/5 1/0
35.Crawford* G/S/vP ··· 3/.000 ··· 3/.666 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 443/307 .274/.335/.401/.736 .547/.821 .729 85/.840 1/2 8/12
23.Francoeur G/S/vP 14/.220 2/.500 ··· ··· 3/1.000 4/.500 2/.500 2/.000 ··· 254/157 .206/.240/.300/.541 .551/.534 .501 50/.380 3/0 3/2
22.Kieschnick* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 56/50 .245/.339/.286/.625 .167/.678 .536 56/.625 0/0 0/0
8.Pence G/S/vP 6/.167 ··· ··· 2/.500 3/1.000 4/1.750 ··· ··· ··· 521/390 .282/.326/.459/.785 .904/.745 .770 106/.891 18/1 15/7
6.Pill G/S/vP ··· 1/no AB ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 52/24 .220/.231/.380/.611 .429/.833 .489 23/.739 0/0 2/0
28.Posey G/S/vP 4/.000 2/.000 ··· ··· ··· 2/.000 ··· 1/2.000 ··· 465/331 .303/.376/.484/.860 .946/.826 .801 84/.530 1/1 14/5
29.Sanchez# G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 64/54 .246/.328/.368/.697 .500/.735 .486 20/1.017 0/0 2/1
48.Sandoval# G/S/vP 3/.000 2/.500 ··· 3/1.334 3/.666 8/.393 ··· 1/2.000 ··· 445/320 .268/.324/.387/.711 .676/.724 .706 104/.711 0/0 9/15
19.Scutaro G/S/vP 24/.739 6/.533 ··· 1/.000 50/.696 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· 460/330 .303/.358/.375/.734 .799/.708 .764 89/.655 1/0 2/11
56.Torres# G/S/vP 4/.500 3/.000 ··· 3/.666 1/5.000 2/.000 ··· ··· ··· 291/145 .242/.294/.337/.631 .697/.564 .804 42/.409 4/2 2/5
IP 156.2 44.1 14.1 5.2 139.2 14.2 57.2 55.2 30.1 TOTAL .260/.317/.378/.695 .675/.703 .687 .668 52/17 75/89
ERA-K/9 4.31/7.6 2.23/4.9 3.77/8.8 4.76/4.7 3.22/8.0 6.14/7.3 2.50/9.5 1.29/12.4 4.75/9.5 3.89/8.3

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Posey (54-20-3)
 Sanchez (12-2-2)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 672/.261 181/.255 59/.321 26/.273 581/.257 69/.281 235/.256 205/.149 128/.282 .256  Blanco
 Francoeur
 Torres
 Pence
 Pill
 Kieschnick
50/63/1/5
15/2/55/5
56/28/2/1
0/0/123/1
1/0/0/0
15/0/0/0
OPS .743 .685 .790 .930 .717 .844 .722 .464 .770 .732
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 132/.758 76/.827 33/.792 11/.473 339/.634 23/.558 112/.721 110/.356 77/.730 .695
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 540/.739 105/.581 26/.786 15/1.300 242/.833 46/.987 123/.722 95/.590 51/.829 .763
Road 428/.759 86/.538 21/.804 9/1.111 335/.769 46/.820 125/.715 101/.407 73/.886
Last 28d days 134/.735 37/.464 53/.807 26/.930 140/.791 11/.586 57/.584 38/.294 71/.819
HR/SB/CS 18/10/3 2/0/2 1/3/1 2/2/0 18/31/6 2/0/1 8/2/2 5/1/1 4/6/2 133/108/31
Usage ····X··· ·o·X·o·· o·X····X X·Xo···· ·X·····X X·X····· oo·o·X·· ·o···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.