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Game Preview: TEX @ BOS, 7:10pm, Monday, April 7, 2014 @Fenway Park

Rangers, 3-3, 3-3 2nd, 1 GB, tied for WC

SP: Tanner Scheppers (27, RHP, 0-0, 15.75)

2014 Gamelogs / 2014 Splits / vs. BOS Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2014 (0-0) 4.0 8 7 7 3 2 1 15.75
2013 (6-2) 76.2 58 21 16 24 59 6 1.88
2012 (1-1) 32.1 47 18 16 9 30 6 4.45
Last 7 GS 0-0 4.0 8 7 7 3 2 1 15.75 17
2014-03-31 PHI ND 4.0 8 7 7 3 2 1 93 17
Has never faced BOS as starter.
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:    2-1    Road:    1-2    ExtrInn: 0-0 
 vsRHP:   3-1    vsLHP:   0-2    1-Run:   2-1 
 vsEast:  1-2    vsCntrl: 0-0    vsWest:  0-0  IL: 2-1 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
  6 Sun, Apr  6  @TBR  W   3-0        3-3   2nd  1.0 gb
  5 Sat, Apr  5  @TBR  L   4-5        2-3   2nd  2.0 gb
  4 Fri, Apr  4  @TBR  L   1-8        2-2   2nd  1.0 gb
  3 Wed, Apr  2   PHI  W   4-3        2-1   3rd  1.0 gb
  2 Tue, Apr  1   PHI  W   3-2        1-1   3rd  1.0 gb
  1 Mon, Mar 31   PHI  L  10-14       0-1   3rd  1.0 gb
 Last 10: 3-3    Last 20: 3-3    Last 30: 3-3 
Red Sox, 2-4, 2-4 4th, 1½ GB, 1 GB in WC

SP: John Lackey (35, RHP, 1-0, 3.00)

2014 Gamelogs / 2014 Splits / vs. TEX Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2014 (1-0) 6.0 3 2 2 1 6 1 3.00
2013 (10-13) 189.1 179 80 74 40 161 26 3.52
2011 (12-12) 160.0 203 119 114 56 108 20 6.41
Last 7 GS 3-2 47.2 40 24 24 9 37 8 4.53 54
2014-04-02 @BAL W 6.0 3 2 2 1 6 1 90 63
2013-09-24 @COL L 6.0 6 4 4 1 5 3 87 48
2013-09-19 BAL W 9.0 2 1 1 2 8 1 113 85
2013-09-13 NYY ND 6.1 7 4 4 0 3 1 82 46
2013-09-07 @NYY W 5.2 8 7 7 3 6 0 105 28
2013-09-02 DET L 7.1 7 3 3 1 5 0 111 56
2013-08-28 BAL ND 7.1 7 3 3 1 4 2 92 55
Last 5 v.TEX 1-3 26.1 36 23 23 11 18 5 7.86 37
2013-06-05 TEX ND 6.0 5 1 1 0 5 1 108 63
2013-05-04 @TEX L 5.0 6 3 3 3 4 1 98 44
2011-09-04 TEX L 5.0 8 6 6 3 1 0 103 25
2011-08-23 @TEX W 6.2 7 4 4 3 5 1 106 46
2011-04-02 @TEX L 3.2 10 9 9 2 3 2 86 6
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:    0-3    Road:    2-1    ExtrInn: 0-1 
 vsRHP:   1-4    vsLHP:   1-0    1-Run:   1-2 
 vsEast:  2-1    vsCntrl: 0-0    vsWest:  0-0  IL: 0-3 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
  6 Sun, Apr  6   MIL  L   0-4        2-4   4th  1.5 gb
  5 Sat, Apr  5   MIL  L   6-7 (11)   2-3   3rd  1.5 gb
  4 Fri, Apr  4   MIL  L   2-6        2-2   2nd  0.5 gb
  3 Thu, Apr  3  @BAL  W   4-3        2-1   1st  0.5 up
  2 Wed, Apr  2  @BAL  W   6-2        1-1   2nd  0.5 gb
  1 Mon, Mar 31  @BAL  L   1-2        0-1   4th  1.0 gb
 Last 10: 2-4    Last 20: 2-4    Last 30: 2-4 
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Thu, Jun 06, 2013 BOS  6  TEX  3        W:Andrew Bailey (2-0), L: Michael Kirkman (0-2), S: none
Wed, Jun 05, 2013 TEX  3 @BOS  2        W:Neal Cotts (1-0), L: Craig Breslow (2-1), S: Joe Nathan (18)
Tue, Jun 04, 2013 BOS 17  TEX  5        W:Ryan Dempster (3-6), L: Justin Grimm (5-4), S: none
Sun, May 05, 2013 TEX  4  BOS  3        W:Joe Nathan (1-0), L: Clayton Mortensen (0-2), S: none
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)
Season Series: 2014 -  0-0; 2013 - TEX won 4-2; 2012 - TEX won 6-2; All-Time - BOS leads 331-302

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 2014 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

For the 2013 season

NOTE: Team stats shown are for the 2014 season. Player Stats for the 2013 season. We will switch to 2014 stats on May 1st.

Rangers Batters (4.17 RS/G) vs. Red Sox Pitchers (4.00 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 41.Lackey
G/S/vB
35.Badenhop
G/S/vB
55.Capuano*
G/S/vB
30.Miller*
G/S/vB
54.Mujica
G/S/vB
36.Tazawa
G/S/vB
19.Uehara
G/S/vB
67.Workman
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
35.Adduci* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 34/28 .258/.324/.290/.614 .667/.601 .350 3/1.333 2/0 0/1
1.Andrus G/S/vP 30/.493 2/.500 ··· 5/.400 1/.000 6/1.500 8/.375 ··· 698/498 .271/.328/.331/.659 .698/.644 .726 26/.833 42/8 4/14
7.Arencibia G/S/vP 9/.722 3/.000 2/1.000 4/1.250 ··· 2/2.500 5/.600 1/.000 497/354 .194/.227/.365/.592 .588/.594 .454 14/.445 0/2 21/11
29.Beltre G/S/vP 64/.627 2/2.500 6/.334 8/.417 4/.500 5/1.400 5/.800 ··· 690/516 .315/.371/.509/.880 .948/.857 .869 26/.718 1/0 30/14
61.Chirinos G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 30/16 .179/.233/.286/.519 .445/.583 .808 8/.125 0/0 0/1
15.Choice G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 19/10 .278/.316/.333/.649 .583/.700 .750 9/.222 0/0 0/0
17.Choo* G/S/vP 18/.967 4/1.000 1/.000 2/.000 1/.000 1/2.000 3/.333 ··· 712/491 .285/.423/.462/.885 .612/1.011 .823 27/.643 20/11 21/4
84.Fielder* G/S/vP 9/1.111 8/.821 6/1.666 10/.800 6/.733 ··· 2/.000 1/.000 712/451 .279/.362/.457/.819 .819/.819 .797 26/.439 1/1 25/6
2.Martin* G/S/vP 4/.833 ··· ··· 2/.000 ··· ··· 2/.000 ··· 508/364 .260/.313/.385/.698 .573/.749 .652 25/.606 36/9 8/5
18.Moreland* G/S/vP 11/.764 2/3.000 ··· 2/1.000 1/.000 ··· 1/2.000 ··· 518/363 .232/.299/.437/.736 .701/.752 .762 19/.684 0/0 23/5
16.Murphy G/S/vP 3/1.667 1/.000 ··· 2/1.500 1/3.000 ··· ··· ··· 163/123 .255/.319/.530/.849 .950/.818 .722 13/.657 2/0 11/4
51.Rios G/S/vP 26/.520 2/1.000 6/.000 3/.666 ··· 6/.666 4/2.000 ··· 662/502 .278/.324/.432/.756 .889/.714 .816 24/.940 42/7 18/3
12.Wilson G/S/vP 6/.167 1/.000 5/.400 ··· 2/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· 65/20 .200/.262/.300/.562 .511/.671 .238 8/1.375 0/0 1/2
IP 189.1 62.1 105.2 30.2 64.2 68.1 74.1 41.2 TOTAL .267/.324/.350/.674 .765/.620 .525 .674 2/0 2/8
ERA-K/9 3.52/7.7 3.47/6.1 4.26/6.9 2.64/14.1 2.78/6.4 3.16/9.5 1.09/12.2 4.97/10.1 3.60/9.5

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Arencibia (62-21-13)
 Chirinos (0-0-0)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 778/.247 254/.266 457/.295 135/.217 255/.245 284/.265 265/.130 180/.272 .274  Martin
 Rios
 Choo
 Adduci
 Choice
 Moreland
6/127/21/14
0/1/155/9
3/150/0/9
8/0/0/0
2/2/4/0
0/0/1/0
OPS .704 .694 .781 .624 .674 .741 .400 .751 .720
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 436/.659 91/.918 118/.566 62/.725 114/.659 129/.790 137/.338 102/.712 .491
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 342/.760 163/.574 339/.858 73/.526 141/.687 155/.700 128/.466 78/.801 .834
Home 362/.641 148/.729 261/.871 61/.610 129/.509 129/.742 137/.454 81/.617
Last 28d days 22/.468 11/.909 11/.364 8/.542 15/1.115 18/.572 11/.182 10/.522
HR/SB/CS 26/36/7 6/3/4 11/2/1 3/2/1 9/2/2 9/3/2 5/1/1 5/10/2 5/4/1
Usage ····X··· ·oX····· ·X·o···· XoX····· X·o·X··· ·X·oo·o· ·o·oX··· ·X·X····

NOTE: Team stats shown are for the 2014 season. Player Stats for the 2013 season. We will switch to 2014 stats on May 1st.

Red Sox Batters (3.17 RS/G) vs. Rangers Pitchers (5.33 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 52.Scheppers
G/S/vB
56.Cotts*
G/S/vB
11.Darvish
G/S/vB
32.Figueroa*
G/S/vB
44.Frasor
G/S/vB
41.Ogando
G/S/vB
19.Rosin
G/S/vB
28.Soria
G/S/vB
37.Tolleson
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
2.Bogaerts G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 50/32 .250/.320/.364/.684 1.089/.463 .606 25/.956 1/0 1/0
25.Bradley* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 2/.000 ··· ··· ··· 107/78 .189/.280/.337/.617 .327/.722 .556 12/.583 2/0 3/1
37.Carp* G/S/vP 1/.000 ··· 8/.125 ··· 2/2.500 7/.715 ··· 1/.000 1/.000 243/215 .296/.362/.523/.885 .745/.904 .854 6/.833 1/0 9/2
5.Gomes G/S/vP 1/.000 2/.000 ··· ··· 8/.946 2/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· 366/176 .247/.344/.426/.771 .795/.745 .725 20/.472 1/0 13/1
10.Herrera# G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 215/161 .292/.336/.364/.701 .564/.747 .713 8/.500 3/2 1/5
26.Holt* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 72/60 .203/.275/.237/.513 .384/.536 .576 / 1/0 0/2
12.Napoli G/S/vP 2/no AB 1/no AB 3/.333 1/.000 8/.250 9/.347 ··· 4/.583 ··· 578/400 .259/.360/.482/.842 .899/.816 .817 27/.936 1/1 23/6
29.Nava# G/S/vP 1/.000 ··· 3/.000 ··· 1/.000 7/.629 ··· ··· ··· 536/397 .303/.385/.445/.831 .647/.894 .853 27/.302 0/2 12/4
34.Ortiz* G/S/vP 2/.000 5/.200 3/1.666 ··· 24/.809 10/.967 ··· 3/1.000 ··· 600/384 .309/.395/.564/.959 .733/1.092 .931 24/.830 4/0 30/0
15.Pedroia G/S/vP 2/.000 ··· 7/1.571 1/.000 14/.368 10/.644 ··· 5/.400 ··· 724/504 .301/.372/.415/.787 .937/.722 .867 28/.750 17/5 9/5
40.Pierzynski* G/S/vP ··· 1/5.000 ··· 1/.000 6/.533 3/.666 ··· 18/.708 ··· 529/353 .272/.297/.425/.722 .718/.724 .730 16/.250 1/1 17/2
3.Ross G/S/vP ··· 1/2.000 3/2.667 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 116/55 .216/.298/.382/.681 .804/.544 .683 7/.762 1/0 4/1
38.Sizemore* G/S/vP ··· 13/.083 ··· ··· 12/1.318 5/.650 ··· 8/1.292 ··· / /// / 17/.782 / /
IP 76.2 57.0 209.2 3.0 49.0 104.1 23.2 0.0 TOTAL .254/.315/.366/.681 .613/.704 .567 .681 1/2 5/6
ERA-K/9 1.88/6.9 1.11/10.3 2.83/11.9 12.00/9.0 2.57/8.8 3.11/6.2 /0.0 3.80/10.6 /0.0 5.02/7.4

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Pierzynski (49-24-6)
 Ross (19-13-2)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 302/.214 223/.180 841/.194 18/.400 200/.203 428/.231 / 101/.212 2/ .284  Nava
 Gomes
 Bradley
 Herrera
 Carp
63/1/69/5
98/0/4/5
14/19/2/1
2/0/0/0
41/0/2/0
OPS .605 .499 .611 1.367 .598 .678 .624 .817
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 145/.599 109/.565 514/.655 7/1.000 74/.427 237/.620 / 50/.316 / .842
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 157/.610 114/.436 327/.543 11/1.670 126/.699 191/.753 / 51/.943 2/ .797
Road 131/.431 99/.442 344/.630 8/.393 100/.674 293/.654 / 43/.618 2/
Last 28d days 23/1.078 12/.830 29/.633 17/1.113 8/.500 16/.745 11/.455 6/.000 9/.778
HR/SB/CS 6/2/6 2/3/1 26/18/7 2/0/0 4/7/1 11/3/2 // 2/5/0 0/0/0 8/2/1
Usage ······X· oX···X·· X······· ··X·o·X· ·o···X·· o·o···X· ····X·o· o····o·· ····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.