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Game Preview: BOS @ TEX, 3:05pm, Sunday, May 5, 2013 @Rangers Ballpark in Arlington

RedSox, 20-10, 20-10 1st, 1½ up

SP: Jon Lester (29, LHP, 4-0, 3.11)

2013 Gamelogs / 2013 Splits / vs. TEX Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2013 (4-0) 37.2 31 14 13 12 33 2 3.11
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 4-0 42.2 39 15 13 13 34 2 2.74 56
2013-04-30 @TOR ND 6.0 6 6 5 2 5 1 100 41
2013-04-24 OAK W 5.2 6 3 3 6 5 1 115 44
2013-04-18 @CLE W 7.0 4 2 2 1 5 0 115 65
2013-04-13 TBR ND 7.0 5 1 1 1 5 0 100 67
2013-04-07 @TOR W 7.0 5 0 0 0 6 0 100 73
2013-04-01 @NYY W 5.0 5 2 2 2 7 0 96 54
2012-10-02 @NYY ND 5.0 8 1 0 1 1 0 83 49
Last 5 v.TEX 1-3 30.0 34 20 19 10 17 4 5.70 45
2012-08-07 TEX L 6.2 6 4 4 2 4 0 116 48
2012-04-17 TEX L 2.0 8 7 7 4 2 1 80 10
2011-04-01 @TEX ND 5.1 6 5 5 1 0 3 88 35
2010-08-14 @TEX W 8.0 5 0 0 0 5 0 109 77
2010-07-18 TEX L 8.0 9 4 3 3 6 0 118 53
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   11-5    Road:    9-5    ExtrInn: 1-1 
 vsRHP:  13-7    vsLHP:   7-3    1-Run:   4-2 
 vsEast: 10-5    vsCntrl: 4-2    vsWest:  6-3  IL: 0-0 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 30 Sat, May  4  @TEX  L   1-5       20-10  1st  1.5 up
 29 Fri, May  3  @TEX  L   0-7       20-9   1st  2.5 up
 28 Thu, May  2  @TOR  W   3-1       20-8   1st  2.5 up
 27 Wed, May  1  @TOR  W  10-1       19-8   1st  2.0 up
 26 Tue, Apr 30  @TOR  L   7-9       18-8   1st  2.0 up
 25 Sun, Apr 28   HOU  W   6-1       18-7   1st  2.5 up
 24 Sat, Apr 27   HOU  W   8-4       17-7   1st  2.0 up
 23 Fri, Apr 26   HOU  W   7-3       16-7   1st  2.0 up
 22 Thu, Apr 25   HOU  W   7-2       15-7   1st  2.0 up
 21 Wed, Apr 24   OAK  W   6-5       14-7   1st  2.0 up
 Last 10: 7-3    Last 20:14-6    Last 30:20-10
Rangers, 19-11, 19-11 1st, 2½ up

SP: Yu Darvish (26, RHP, 5-1, 2.33)

2013 Gamelogs / 2013 Splits / vs. BOS Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2013 (5-1) 38.2 23 10 10 13 58 1 2.33
2012 (16-9) 191.1 156 89 83 89 221 14 3.90
Last 7 GS 5-1 45.1 32 13 13 14 65 2 2.58 65
2013-04-30 CHW W 6.0 7 4 4 3 9 1 108 48
2013-04-24 @LAA W 6.0 3 0 0 2 11 0 100 75
2013-04-19 SEA W 7.0 3 0 0 3 10 0 111 78
2013-04-12 @SEA L 6.0 3 3 3 1 8 0 108 61
2013-04-07 LAA W 5.0 6 3 3 4 6 0 85 45
2013-04-02 @HOU W 8.2 1 0 0 0 14 0 111 96
2012-09-30 LAA ND 6.2 9 3 3 1 7 1 117 50
Last 5 v.BOS 0-1 6.2 11 6 6 4 9 0 8.10 33
2012-08-06 @BOS L 6.2 11 6 6 4 9 0 123 33
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   10-4    Road:    9-7    ExtrInn: 0-1 
 vsRHP:  11-6    vsLHP:   8-5    1-Run:   6-2 
 vsEast:  4-1    vsCntrl: 3-4    vsWest: 11-5  IL: 1-1 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 30 Sat, May  4   BOS  W   5-1       19-11  1st  2.5 up
 29 Fri, May  3   BOS  W   7-0       18-11  1st  1.5 up
 28 Thu, May  2   CHW  L   1-3       17-11  1st  1.5 up
 27 Wed, May  1   CHW  L   2-5       17-10  1st  2.0 up
 26 Tue, Apr 30   CHW  W  10-6       17-9   1st  2.0 up
 25 Sun, Apr 28  @MIN  L   0-5       16-9   1st  2.5 up
 24 Sat, Apr 27  @MIN  L   2-7       16-8   1st  3.5 up
 23 Fri, Apr 26  @MIN  W   4-3       16-7   1st  3.5 up
 22 Thu, Apr 25  @MIN  W   2-1       15-7   1st  2.5 up
 21 Wed, Apr 24  @LAA  W  11-3       14-7   1st  1.5 up
 Last 10: 6-4    Last 20:12-8    Last 30:19-11
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Sat, May 04, 2013 TEX  5  BOS  1        W:Alexi Ogando (3-2), L: John Lackey (1-2), S: none
Fri, May 03, 2013 TEX  7  BOS  0        W:Derek Holland (2-2), L: Felix Doubront (3-1), S: none

Wed, Aug 08, 2012 TEX 10 @BOS  9        W:Alexi Ogando (2-0), L: Clayton Mortensen (1-1), S: Joe Nathan (23)
Tue, Aug 07, 2012 TEX  6 @BOS  3        W:Ryan Dempster (6-5), L: Jon Lester (5-10), S: Joe Nathan (22)
Mon, Aug 06, 2012 BOS  9  TEX  2        W:Aaron Cook (3-5), L: Yu Darvish (11-8), S: none
Wed, Jul 25, 2012 TEX  5  BOS  3        W:Derek Holland (7-5), L: Josh Beckett (5-9), S: Joe Nathan (20)
Tue, Jul 24, 2012 BOS  2 @TEX  1        W:Vicente Padilla (4-0), L: Joe Nathan (1-3), S: Alfredo Aceves (21)
Mon, Jul 23, 2012 TEX  9  BOS  1        W:Scott Feldman (4-6), L: Felix Doubront (10-5), S: none
Wed, Apr 18, 2012 TEX  6 @BOS  3        W:Derek Holland (2-0), L: Josh Beckett (1-2), S: none
Tue, Apr 17, 2012 TEX 18 @BOS  3        W:Colby Lewis (2-0), L: Jon Lester (0-2), S: none
Season Series: 2013 - TEX over 2-0; 2012 - TEX won 6-2; 2011 - TEX won 6-4; All-Time - BOS leads 329-300

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 (4.97 RS/G) vs. Rangers Pitchers (3.17 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 11.Darvish
G/S/vB
44.Frasor
G/S/vB
50.Kirkman*
G/S/vB
55.Lowe
G/S/vB
36.Nathan
G/S/vB
58.Ortiz*
G/S/vB
46.Ross*
G/S/vB
52.Scheppers
G/S/vB
49.Tepesch
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
37.Carp* G/S/vP 5/.200 1/3.000 2/1.000 ··· 3/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 31/27 .464/.516/1.000/1.516 .833/1.599 2.032 30/1.570 0/0 2/0
23.Ciriaco G/S/vP ··· 1/no AB ··· 1/no AB ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 26/15 .238/.346/.381/.727 .808/.667 .619 19/.649 1/0 0/2
7.Drew* G/S/vP ··· ··· 2/.000 36/1.271 4/.250 ··· 2/.000 1/2.000 ··· 73/51 .177/.288/.306/.594 .550/.612 .613 73/.594 0/0 1/1
2.Ellsbury* G/S/vP 4/1.500 8/1.000 1/2.000 4/.000 6/.334 ··· 3/.666 ··· ··· 141/90 .290/.340/.405/.745 .500/.889 .877 110/.699 12/2 1/1
5.Gomes G/S/vP ··· 8/.946 3/.333 13/1.538 3/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 64/32 .220/.391/.340/.731 .872/.603 .968 50/.713 0/0 1/0
16.Middlebrooks G/S/vP 4/.250 2/.000 ··· 3/.666 4/.000 ··· ··· 1/2.000 ··· 120/88 .195/.233/.389/.623 .713/.590 .748 93/.444 0/1 6/4
12.Napoli G/S/vP ··· 6/.333 1/no AB 12/1.084 3/.333 ··· ··· 1/no AB ··· 130/98 .275/.331/.567/.897 .910/.893 .848 102/.981 0/0 6/1
29.Nava# G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 4/1.167 1/no AB ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 105/83 .299/.400/.529/.929 .943/.924 .905 91/.878 0/1 5/0
34.Ortiz* G/S/vP ··· 24/.809 ··· 11/.637 11/.473 ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 51/32 .447/.471/.809/1.279 .728/1.596 1.040 51/1.279 0/0 3/
15.Pedroia G/S/vP 4/2.250 13/.398 1/no AB 9/.222 3/1.334 ··· 1/2.000 1/.000 ··· 135/101 .293/.393/.345/.737 .805/.716 .617 105/.714 6/1 0/0
3.Ross G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 2/2.000 1/2.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 39/16 .229/.308/.514/.822 .880/.732 .635 33/.920 0/0 3/0
39.Saltalamacchia# G/S/vP 4/.250 8/1.911 ··· 1/.000 8/1.071 ··· ··· 3/.000 ··· 85/69 .224/.306/.421/.727 .404/.795 .569 65/.759 0/1 3/2
18.Victorino# G/S/vP ··· 6/1.333 ··· 36/.564 ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 91/59 .278/.348/.304/.652 .580/.665 .769 63/.571 3/2 0/0
IP 38.2 7.2 11.2 10.1 10.0 14.1 13.2 16.0 28.0 TOTAL .269/.347/.443/.790 .714/.823 .810 .773 23/8 31/15
ERA-K/9 2.33/13.5 2.35/8.2 6.94/9.2 4.35/5.2 1.80/10.8 3.77/7.6 0.66/5.9 0.56/4.5 3.54/5.8 3.02/8.3

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Ross (8-3-1)
 Saltalamacchia (13-1-2)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 151/.170 34/.258 54/.340 41/.243 40/.211 60/.250 57/.250 61/.200 114/.259 .233  Victorino
 Nava
 Carp
 Ellsbury
 Gomes
0/0/21/4
10/0/12/1
7/0/0/0
0/30/0/0
12/0/0/0
OPS .503 .840 .849 .722 .566 .682 .585 .551 .733 .649
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 80/.586 10/.100 18/1.069 14/1.024 17/.471 21/.286 16/.708 22/.883 62/.782 .647
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 71/.403 24/1.144 36/.743 27/.576 23/.634 39/.914 41/.536 39/.372 52/.669 .651
Home 78/.719 15/.771 26/.906 18/.111 16/.450 23/.438 29/.541 32/.526 63/.715
Last 28d days 100/.540 27/.667 50/.878 39/.622 29/.669 45/.608 47/.598 48/.622 114/.733
HR/SB/CS 1/1/0 2/1/0 1/1/0 1/0/0 1/1/0 1/0/0 0/0/0 1/0/1 4/0/0 22/9/3
Usage ····X··· ···X··o· ··o·X··X ·o······ X······· ···o··o· o·X·o·X· o·o·X··· ···X····
Rangers Batters (4.43 RS/G) vs. RedSox Pitchers (3.70 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 31.Lester*
G/S/vB
40.Bailey
G/S/vB
52.Hanrahan
G/S/vB
41.Lackey
G/S/vB
30.Miller*
G/S/vB
59.Mortensen
G/S/vB
36.Tazawa
G/S/vB
19.Uehara
G/S/vB
63.Wilson
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
1.Andrus G/S/vP 21/.649 13/.462 ··· 27/.472 5/.400 6/.167 5/1.800 6/.000 1/.000 131/91 .248/.289/.306/.595 .565/.606 .459 104/.576 6/0 0/0
15.Baker G/S/vP 7/1.857 ··· 5/.800 ··· 4/2.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 34/7 .333/.412/.700/1.112 1.351/.286 1.317 33/1.148 0/0 3/0
29.Beltre G/S/vP 20/.718 8/.536 ··· 61/.574 8/.417 6/.533 3/1.666 4/1.000 1/2.000 124/86 .243/.298/.452/.751 .898/.687 .863 99/.801 0/0 6/3
27.Berkman# G/S/vP 3/.000 1/3.000 9/1.056 9/.889 3/3.500 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 106/78 .302/.434/.442/.876 .768/.916 .945 82/.751 0/0 2/
17.Cruz G/S/vP 18/1.497 5/.650 1/.000 28/.472 3/.666 4/1.833 1/2.000 9/.111 2/1.000 123/81 .288/.358/.495/.853 1.074/.741 .747 98/.775 1/1 6/1
3.Garcia# G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 16/9 .214/.267/.357/.624 .900/.444 .000 15/.670 0/0 0/0
23.Gentry G/S/vP 1/2.000 ··· ··· 3/.666 4/.333 ··· ··· 1/5.000 ··· 61/22 .241/.317/.426/.743 .754/.723 .872 53/.664 4/1 1/0
5.Kinsler G/S/vP 26/.786 6/.167 2/.000 41/1.345 7/1.571 3/.000 5/1.850 8/.804 1/3.000 133/85 .336/.406/.555/.961 .674/1.127 1.043 106/.921 3/1 6/4
2.Martin* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 2/2.000 1/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 2/2.000 61/53 .273/.344/.364/.708 .500/.741 .938 46/.844 0/1 1/0
18.Moreland* G/S/vP ··· 1/no AB ··· 9/.583 1/2.000 2/.500 ··· 1/2.000 2/1.000 109/59 .283/.339/.444/.784 .726/.830 1.054 86/.895 0/0 3/2
7.Murphy* G/S/vP 12/.705 5/.400 2/.000 20/1.214 1/2.000 5/.200 4/.000 1/.000 2/.000 102/67 .168/.225/.284/.510 .464/.535 .691 77/.454 0/1 2/0
12.Pierzynski* G/S/vP 15/.671 ··· ··· 49/.575 4/1.250 2/2.000 9/.777 3/.666 2/.000 97/57 .275/.309/.429/.738 .564/.862 .808 77/.697 0/0 4/0
8.Soto G/S/vP 3/.666 ··· 7/.143 ··· ··· 2/.500 1/.000 ··· ··· 26/14 .182/.280/.227/.507 .333/.685 .435 22/.431 0/0 0/1
IP 37.2 12.1 6.2 15.1 7.1 13.2 14.0 12.2 9.1 TOTAL .266/.334/.426/.760 .748/.767 .839 .747 14/5 34/11
ERA-K/9 3.11/7.9 1.46/14.6 9.45/5.4 3.52/9.4 3.68/13.6 3.95/8.5 2.57/11.6 2.84/11.3 1.93/6.8 3.60/9.7

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Pierzynski (7-2-0)
 Soto (2-1-0)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 155/.220 47/.140 33/.333 68/.258 35/.222 56/.200 54/.220 49/.208 42/.297 .233  Martin
 Murphy
 Baker
 Cruz
 Gentry
2/18/2/1
28/0/0/1
7/0/1/0
0/0/29/0
0/20/0/0
OPS .602 .469 1.141 .678 .622 .586 .679 .683 .759 .688
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 22/.511 27/.310 19/.856 37/.601 17/.828 29/.607 33/.587 29/.351 25/.414 .627
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 133/.618 20/.671 14/1.500 31/.757 18/.410 27/.564 21/.833 20/1.150 17/1.303 .741
Road 102/.559 12/.348 19/.513 43/.785 18/.675 34/.555 28/.824 20/.600 26/.901
Last 28d days 105/.656 41/.432 22/1.630 49/.645 29/.629 41/.521 43/.540 43/.780 42/.759
HR/SB/CS 2/3/0 1/1/0 3/1/0 2/1/1 0/1/0 1/0/0 2/1/1 3/0/0 0/0/0 29/21/4
Usage ····X··· ······o· ··o·X··· X·····X· o·X····o ·X·X··o· X·o·X··o X·o···o· ·X·X···o

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.