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Game Preview: BOS @ STL, 8:00pm, Sunday, October 27, 2013 @Busch Stadium III

RedSox, 97-65, 8-5 in postseason

SP: Clay Buchholz (28, RHP, 12-1, 1.74)

2013 Gamelogs / 2013 Splits / vs. STL Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2013 RegS (12-1) 108.1 75 23 21 36 96 4 1.74
2012 RegS (11-8) 189.1 187 104 96 64 129 25 4.56
2011 RegS (6-3) 82.2 76 34 32 31 60 10 3.48
Last 7 GS 3-1 40.2 37 17 15 12 30 5 3.32 54
2013-10-19 DET ND 5.0 4 2 2 2 4 0 85 53
2013-10-13 DET ND 5.2 8 5 5 0 6 2 82 39
2013-10-07 @TBR ND 6.0 7 3 3 3 5 1 104 48
2013-09-27 @BAL W 7.0 7 3 3 0 4 2 113 55
2013-09-21 TOR L 6.0 6 3 2 2 2 0 106 50
2013-09-15 NYY W 6.0 2 1 0 4 3 0 91 65
2013-09-10 @TBR W 5.0 3 0 0 1 6 0 74 66
Has never faced STL as starter.
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
Regular AND Postseason Totals
 Home:   58-30   Road:   47-40   ExtrInn:10-6 
 vsRHP:  71-48   vsLHP:  34-22   1-Run:  24-24
 vsEast: 47-33   vsCntrl:23-17   vsWest: 20-12 IL:15-8 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 13 Sat, Oct 26  @STL  L   4-5         -               
 12 Thu, Oct 24   STL  L   2-4         -               
 11 Wed, Oct 23   STL  W   8-1         -               
 10 Sat, Oct 19   DET  W   5-2         -               
  9 Thu, Oct 17  @DET  W   4-3         -               
  8 Wed, Oct 16  @DET  L   3-7         -               
  7 Tue, Oct 15  @DET  W   1-0         -               
  6 Sun, Oct 13   DET  W   6-5         -               
  5 Sat, Oct 12   DET  L   0-1         -               
  4 Tue, Oct  8  @TBR  W   3-1         -               

Regular Season Only
 Last 10: 5-5    Last 20:12-8    Last 30:20-10
Cardinals, 97-65, 9-5 in postseason

SP: Lance Lynn (26, RHP, 15-10, 3.97)

2013 Gamelogs / 2013 Splits / vs. BOS Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2013 RegS (15-10) 201.2 189 92 89 76 198 14 3.97
2012 RegS (18-7) 176.0 168 76 74 64 180 16 3.78
2011 RegS (1-1) 34.2 25 12 12 11 40 3 3.12
Last 7 GS 3-2 39.1 39 15 14 17 47 4 3.20 55
2013-10-15 @LAD W 5.1 6 2 2 3 5 0 83 50
2013-10-04 PIT L 4.1 7 5 5 3 6 1 83 32
2013-09-27 CHC W 6.0 4 0 0 0 9 0 98 73
2013-09-21 @MIL W 6.1 4 1 1 4 7 0 109 64
2013-09-16 @COL ND 6.1 6 2 2 1 4 0 97 56
2013-09-11 MIL ND 6.0 5 1 0 2 10 0 93 68
2013-09-05 @CIN L 5.0 7 4 4 4 6 3 102 39
Has never faced BOS as starter.
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
Regular AND Postseason Totals
 Home:   60-28   Road:   46-42   ExtrInn: 7-6 
 vsRHP:  85-44   vsLHP:  21-26   1-Run:  24-16
 vsEast: 23-10   vsCntrl:49-32   vsWest: 22-17 IL:12-11

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 14 Sat, Oct 26   BOS  W   5-4         -               
 13 Thu, Oct 24  @BOS  W   4-2         -               
 12 Wed, Oct 23  @BOS  L   1-8         -               
 11 Fri, Oct 18   LAD  W   9-0         -               
 10 Wed, Oct 16  @LAD  L   4-6         -               
  9 Tue, Oct 15  @LAD  W   4-2         -               
  8 Mon, Oct 14  @LAD  L   0-3         -               
  7 Sat, Oct 12   LAD  W   1-0         -               
  6 Fri, Oct 11   LAD  W   3-2 (13)    -               
  5 Wed, Oct  9   PIT  W   6-1         -               

Regular Season Only
 Last 10: 8-2    Last 20:15-5    Last 30:19-11
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Sat, Oct 26, 2013 STL  5  BOS  4        W:Trevor Rosenthal , L: Brandon Workman , S: none
Thu, Oct 24, 2013 STL  4 @BOS  2        W:Michael Wacha , L: John Lackey , S: Trevor Rosenthal 
Wed, Oct 23, 2013 BOS  8  STL  1        W:Jon Lester , L: Adam Wainwright , S: none

Sun, Jun 22, 2008 BOS  5  STL  3 (13)   W:Javier Lopez (2-0), L: Mike Parisi (0-3), S: none
Sat, Jun 21, 2008 STL  9 @BOS  3        W:Mitchell Boggs (2-0), L: Daisuke Matsuzaka (8-1), S: none
Fri, Jun 20, 2008 STL  5 @BOS  4        W:Kyle Lohse (9-2), L: Tim Wakefield (4-5), S: Ryan Franklin (10)
Wed, Jun 08, 2005 BOS  4 @STL  0        W:David Wells (4-4), L: Chris Carpenter (8-4), S: none
Tue, Jun 07, 2005 STL  9  BOS  2        W:Jeff Suppan (5-5), L: Matt Clement (6-1), S: none
Mon, Jun 06, 2005 STL  7  BOS  1        W:Matt Morris (7-0), L: Tim Wakefield (4-6), S: none
Thu, Jun 12, 2003 STL  8 @BOS  7 (13)   W:Esteban Yan (2-1), L: Ramiro Mendoza (1-3), S: none

Regular and Postseason
Season Series: 2013 - STL over 2-1; 2012 -  0-0; 2011 -  0-0; All-Time - STL leads 16-14

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

Batter vs. Pitcher Include Regular and Postseason Totals, All Others Just Regular Season

RedSox Batters (5.27 RS/G) vs. Cardinals Pitchers (3.68 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 31.Lynn
G/S/vB
34.Axford
G/S/vB
36.Choate*
G/S/vB
58.Kelly
G/S/vB
61.Maness
G/S/vB
62.Martinez
G/S/vB
44.Mujica
G/S/vB
26.Rosenthal
G/S/vB
46.Siegrist*
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
50.Berry* G/S/vP 3/.666 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 9/7 .625/.667/1.000/1.667 2.000/1.571 1.571 9/1.667 3/0 1/0
72.Bogaerts G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 ··· 2/2.000 1/.000 2/.000 ··· 1/2.000 ··· 50/32 .250/.320/.364/.684 1.089/.463 .759 30/.700 1/0 1/0
37.Carp* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 2/.000 ··· ··· 243/215 .296/.362/.523/.885 .745/.904 .916 40/.816 1/0 9/2
7.Drew* G/S/vP 1/.000 5/.200 4/.000 5/.800 ··· 2/.000 17/.364 ··· ··· 501/334 .253/.333/.443/.777 .585/.876 .687 79/.868 6/0 13/8
2.Ellsbury* G/S/vP ··· ··· 2/.000 3/.666 ··· 2/1.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· 636/399 .298/.355/.426/.781 .641/.863 .773 23/.984 52/4 9/3
5.Gomes G/S/vP 2/.000 3/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 4/2.250 1/.000 1/.000 366/176 .247/.344/.426/.771 .795/.745 .811 50/.889 1/0 13/1
16.Middlebrooks G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/5.000 1/.000 1/.000 374/255 .227/.271/.425/.696 .782/.656 .741 83/.753 3/1 17/10
12.Napoli G/S/vP 2/.000 1/.000 2/2.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 2/.000 ··· 1/.000 578/400 .259/.360/.482/.842 .899/.816 .866 74/1.241 1/1 23/6
29.Nava# G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 2/.000 1/2.000 1/3.000 2/2.500 2/.000 ··· 536/397 .303/.385/.445/.831 .647/.894 .810 86/.852 0/2 12/4
34.Ortiz* G/S/vP ··· ··· 11/.955 2/.500 ··· 2/2.000 1/.000 ··· 1/5.000 600/384 .309/.395/.564/.959 .733/1.092 .990 97/1.036 4/0 30/0
15.Pedroia G/S/vP ··· ··· 3/.666 3/.000 1/.000 2/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· 724/504 .301/.372/.415/.787 .937/.722 .712 96/.755 17/5 9/5
3.Ross G/S/vP 4/.750 2/.000 3/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 4/.000 ··· ··· 116/55 .216/.298/.382/.681 .804/.544 .677 25/.708 1/0 4/1
39.Saltalamacchia# G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 2/1.500 2/.500 ··· 1/.000 2/.500 2/.000 1/.000 470/334 .273/.338/.466/.804 .628/.873 .770 48/1.042 4/1 14/6
18.Victorino# G/S/vP 2/1.000 4/.250 1/.000 6/.333 1/.000 2/.500 7/.286 1/.000 ··· 532/229 .294/.351/.451/.801 .861/.706 .755 70/.873 21/3 15/3
IP 201.2 65.0 35.1 124.0 62.0 28.1 64.2 75.1 39.2 TOTAL .277/.349/.446/.795 .751/.818 .773 .882 123/19 178/80
ERA-K/9 3.97/8.8 4.02/9.0 2.29/7.1 2.69/5.7 2.32/5.1 5.08/7.6 2.78/6.4 2.63/12.9 0.45/11.3 3.43/7.7

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Ross (19-13-2)
 Saltalamacchia (89-24-7)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 856/.252 289/.285 141/.208 532/.259 249/.281 124/.282 255/.245 311/.223 152/.128 .249  Victorino
 Gomes
 Nava
 Ellsbury
 Berry
 Carp
0/15/110/10
98/0/4/5
63/1/69/5
0/134/0/3
4/3/4/0
41/0/2/0
OPS .701 .796 .537 .694 .725 .704 .674 .608 .432 .680
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 380/.765 131/.838 99/.492 235/.691 79/.726 51/.764 114/.659 137/.586 79/.388 .696
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 476/.652 158/.761 42/.635 297/.696 170/.724 73/.661 141/.687 174/.626 73/.479 .667
Home 414/.641 150/.751 71/.548 274/.723 130/.700 79/.758 129/.509 165/.559 79/.429
Last 28d days 124/.666 37/.704 18/.353 123/.666 30/.695 42/.600 34/1.513 46/.484 37/.500
HR/SB/CS 14/7/7 10/3/2 0/1/0 10/2/1 4/2/0 1/1/1 9/2/2 4/0/2 1/0/1 112/39/26
Usage ········ ···X···· o··o···· X······· o··o···· X·XX···· ········ X·o····· o··o····
Cardinals Batters (4.83 RS/G) vs. RedSox Pitchers (4.05 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 11.Buchholz
G/S/vB
32.Breslow*
G/S/vB
46.Dempster
G/S/vB
22.Doubront*
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
53.Adams* G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 1/3.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· 2/.000 319/267 .284/.335/.503/.839 .654/.876 .870 93/.984 0/1 17/2
3.Beltran# G/S/vP ··· 2/2.000 19/1.246 1/.000 1/5.000 ··· 3/.666 1/no AB 600/429 .296/.339/.491/.830 .729/.871 .834 96/.648 2/1 24/5
13.Carpenter* G/S/vP ··· 2/1.500 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 1/.000 717/495 .318/.392/.481/.873 .820/.897 .972 114/.968 3/3 11/12
56.Chambers* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 29/24 .154/.241/.192/.434 .000/.530 .437 14/.368 0/1 0/1
48.Cruz G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 129/95 .203/.240/.293/.533 .235/.643 .466 24/.417 0/0 1/1
33.Descalso* G/S/vP ··· 1/no AB 6/.900 ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 358/292 .238/.290/.366/.656 .529/.684 .597 69/.628 6/3 5/14
23.Freese G/S/vP ··· ··· 16/.683 1/.000 ··· 1/no AB ··· ··· 521/385 .262/.340/.381/.721 .811/.689 .652 80/.791 1/2 9/11
7.Holliday G/S/vP ··· 2/1.000 28/.928 1/.000 1/2.000 2/1.500 ··· 1/.000 602/458 .300/.389/.490/.879 .799/.903 .978 90/1.179 6/1 22/1
19.Jay* G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 21/.633 1/.000 ··· 2/.000 2/.000 ··· 628/491 .276/.351/.370/.721 .620/.749 .732 97/.774 10/5 7/1
38.Kozma G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 2/.000 448/305 .217/.275/.273/.548 .536/.554 .502 38/.685 3/1 1/9
4.Molina G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 51/.891 1/no AB ··· 1/.000 ··· 2/1.000 541/426 .319/.359/.477/.836 .883/.823 .813 87/.783 3/2 12/4
43.Robinson G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 171/77 .250/.345/.319/.664 .598/.746 .639 42/.390 5/1 2/3
16.Wong* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/2.000 62/55 .153/.194/.169/.363 .000/.410 .237 25/.330 3/0 0/0
IP 108.1 59.2 171.1 162.1 25.1 68.1 74.1 41.2 TOTAL .269/.332/.401/.733 .672/.755 .739 .753 45/22 125/75
ERA-K/9 1.74/8.0 1.81/5.0 4.57/8.2 4.32/7.7 4.62/7.5 3.16/9.5 1.09/12.2 4.97/10.1 3.79/8.0

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Cruz (12-6-2)
 Molina (26-20-3)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 416/.199 237/.228 754/.256 705/.261 112/.255 284/.265 265/.130 180/.272 .248  Beltran
 Jay
 Holliday
 Carpenter
 Chambers
 Kozma
 Robinson
0/0/137/4
0/152/0/4
136/0/0/2
0/0/2/1
11/0/6/0
1/0/0/0
26/27/34/0
OPS .546 .635 .774 .729 .737 .741 .400 .751 .710
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 232/.536 102/.704 412/.704 192/.648 42/.446 129/.790 136/.340 101/.720 .678
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 184/.560 135/.581 342/.856 513/.760 70/.925 155/.700 129/.462 79/.791 .736
Road 168/.521 118/.502 258/.809 324/.821 63/.761 155/.740 128/.343 99/.859
Last 28d days 91/.587 38/.388 85/.730 57/.937 32/.563 34/.853 40/.279 34/.805
HR/SB/CS 4/6/6 3/1/3 26/16/1 13/15/5 2/1/1 9/3/2 5/1/1 5/10/2 156/133/43
Usage ·······X o·o····o ···X···· X······· ·······o X·oo···o o·o····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.