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Game Preview: OAK @ BOS, 7:10pm, Friday, May 2, 2014 @Fenway Park

Athletics, 18-10, 18-10 1st, 3 up

SP: Dan Straily (25, RHP, 1-1, 5.14)

2014 Gamelogs / 2014 Splits / vs. BOS Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2014 (1-1) 28.0 26 16 16 8 28 7 5.14
2013 (10-8) 152.1 132 74 67 57 124 16 3.96
2012 (2-1) 39.1 36 19 17 16 32 11 3.89
Last 7 GS 1-2 40.1 36 22 19 13 39 7 4.24 52
2014-04-26 @HOU ND 6.1 4 3 3 2 7 2 89 58
2014-04-21 TEX ND 5.0 6 3 3 2 6 1 84 47
2014-04-15 @LAA ND 3.2 7 6 6 1 3 1 67 25
2014-04-10 @MIN W 7.0 3 1 1 2 5 1 100 70
2014-04-05 SEA L 6.0 6 3 3 1 7 2 91 54
2013-09-25 @LAA L 6.2 7 3 1 2 5 0 100 55
2013-09-19 MIN ND 5.2 3 3 2 3 6 0 105 56
Has never faced BOS as starter.
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:    6-6    Road:   12-4    ExtrInn: 3-1 
 vsRHP:  12-7    vsLHP:   6-3    1-Run:   4-4 
 vsEast:  0-0    vsCntrl: 4-2    vsWest: 14-8  IL: 0-0 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 28 Wed, Apr 30  @TEX  W  12-1       18-10  1st  3.0 up
 27 Tue, Apr 29  @TEX  W   9-3       17-10  1st  2.0 up
 26 Mon, Apr 28  @TEX  W   4-0       16-10  1st  1.0 up
 25 Sun, Apr 27  @HOU  L   1-5       15-10  1st    Tied
 24 Sat, Apr 26  @HOU  L   6-7       15-9   1st    Tied
 23 Fri, Apr 25  @HOU  W  12-5       15-8   1st  1.0 up
 22 Thu, Apr 24  @HOU  W  10-1       14-8   1st    Tied
 21 Wed, Apr 23   TEX  L   0-3       13-8   2nd  0.5 gb
 20 Tue, Apr 22   TEX  L   4-5       13-7   1st  0.5 up
 19 Mon, Apr 21   TEX  L   3-4       13-6   1st  1.5 up
 Last 10: 5-5    Last 20:13-7    Last 30:18-10
Red Sox, 13-16, 13-16 4th, 3 GB, 2½ GB in WC

SP: Clay Buchholz (29, RHP, 1-2, 6.66)

2014 Gamelogs / 2014 Splits / vs. OAK Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2014 (1-2) 25.2 39 22 19 6 19 4 6.66
2013 (12-1) 108.1 75 23 21 36 96 4 1.74
2012 (11-8) 189.1 187 104 96 64 129 25 4.56
Last 7 GS 2-3 38.2 52 28 24 8 25 6 5.59 43
2014-04-26 @TOR W 7.0 6 3 3 3 3 0 105 53
2014-04-21 BAL L 2.1 7 6 6 1 1 0 55 19
2014-04-16 @CHW ND 6.0 6 3 2 2 6 1 109 54
2014-04-10 @NYY L 6.0 7 4 2 0 6 1 94 52
2014-04-05 MIL ND 4.1 13 6 6 0 3 2 72 16
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
Last 5 v.OAK 2-2 21.2 32 23 22 18 15 4 9.14 33
2012-04-30 OAK W 6.2 7 6 6 5 5 1 99 36
2011-06-03 OAK ND 4.2 8 6 5 2 5 0 99 29
2011-04-20 @OAK W 5.1 6 1 1 4 2 1 102 50
2010-09-10 @OAK L 1.0 5 5 5 4 1 0 39 20
2010-07-21 @OAK L 4.0 6 5 5 3 2 2 87 29
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:    6-10   Road:    7-6    ExtrInn: 1-1 
 vsRHP:   6-12   vsLHP:   7-4    1-Run:   3-7 
 vsEast:  9-11   vsCntrl: 2-1    vsWest:  2-1  IL: 0-3 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 29 Thu, May  1   TBR  L   5-6       13-16  4th  3.0 gb
 28 Thu, May  1   TBR  L   1-2       13-15  4th  3.0 gb
 27 Tue, Apr 29   TBR  W   7-4       13-14  3rd  2.5 gb
 26 Sun, Apr 27  @TOR  L   1-7       12-14  4th  3.5 gb
 25 Sat, Apr 26  @TOR  W   7-6       12-13  3rd  2.5 gb
 24 Fri, Apr 25  @TOR  W   8-1       11-13  4th  2.5 gb
 23 Thu, Apr 24   NYY  L   5-14      10-13  5th  3.5 gb
 22 Wed, Apr 23   NYY  W   5-1       10-12  5th  2.5 gb
 21 Tue, Apr 22   NYY  L   3-9        9-12  5th  3.5 gb
 20 Mon, Apr 21   BAL  L   6-7        9-11  5th  2.5 gb
 Last 10: 4-6    Last 20: 9-11   Last 30:13-16
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Sun, Jul 14, 2013 OAK  3  BOS  2 (11)   W:Ryan Cook (2-2), L: Matt Thornton (0-4), S: none
Sat, Jul 13, 2013 OAK  3  BOS  0        W:A.J. Griffin (8-6), L: Jon Lester (8-6), S: Grant Balfour (25)
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)
Season Series: 2014 -  0-0; 2013 - Tied 3-3; 2012 - OAK won 8-1; All-Time - BOS leads 1059-872

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
Athletics Batters (5.29 RS/G) vs. Red Sox Pitchers (4.55 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 11.Buchholz
G/S/vB
35.Badenhop
G/S/vB
32.Breslow*
G/S/vB
66.Britton*
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
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
10.Barton* G/S/vP 14/1.087 1/2.000 4/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 2/.000 54/40 .146/.222/.167/.389 .500/.343 .366 46/.388 0/0 0/3
18.Callaspo# G/S/vP 21/.438 3/.666 10/.733 ··· 6/.167 ··· 4/.833 3/.000 11/.364 104/73 .269/.346/.409/.755 .693/.780 .802 97/.705 0/0 3/3
52.Cespedes G/S/vP 3/.000 2/.000 2/2.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 3/1.334 3/.666 102/72 .258/.343/.494/.838 1.000/.773 .794 84/.852 0/1 4/1
4.Crisp# G/S/vP 14/.895 2/no AB 4/.250 ··· 3/.000 3/.666 1/5.000 4/.500 6/.733 90/71 .278/.393/.472/.865 .859/.868 .701 75/.818 7/0 3/1
20.Donaldson G/S/vP ··· 2/1.000 1/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 4/.500 3/.000 133/101 .279/.338/.533/.871 .977/.837 1.029 114/.974 0/0 7/6
3.Gentry G/S/vP 3/.000 2/.000 2/.500 ··· ··· 4/.333 ··· ··· 2/3.500 47/18 .317/.391/.439/.830 .879/.745 .885 47/.830 4/0 0/0
5.Jaso* G/S/vP 13/.481 2/2.000 ··· ··· ··· 3/.333 1/.000 ··· 5/.200 69/62 .241/.348/.328/.675 .629/.678 .720 61/.671 1/0 1/0
8.Lowrie# G/S/vP ··· ··· 2/.000 ··· 3/.666 ··· 1/2.000 2/1.500 5/.000 124/93 .286/.423/.429/.851 .757/.885 .890 105/.881 0/0 2/4
37.Moss* G/S/vP ··· 2/.000 3/.666 ··· ··· 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 3/.666 103/89 .264/.369/.437/.806 .857/.797 .785 88/.810 1/0 4/1
36.Norris G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/no AB ··· 1/.000 ··· 63/30 .386/.444/.579/1.023 .924/1.133 1.087 54/1.057 0/0 2/1
1.Punto# G/S/vP 3/.333 1/.000 2/.500 ··· 8/1.000 5/.200 6/.666 ··· 2/1.000 59/29 .208/.288/.226/.515 .305/.747 .475 48/.524 1/0 0/3
16.Reddick* G/S/vP 4/2.417 2/2.000 5/.600 ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 5/.000 92/61 .241/.315/.337/.653 .465/.752 .607 74/.726 1/0 1/1
28.Sogard* G/S/vP ··· 3/.333 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 2/2.500 71/60 .217/.314/.267/.581 .282/.639 .480 65/.598 3/1 0/0
IP 25.2 17.2 6.0 15.0 11.0 9.0 12.0 10.2 TOTAL .261/.351/.412/.763 .728/.776 .770 .775 19/2 28/25
ERA-K/9 6.66/6.7 3.57/5.1 7.50/4.5 /0.0 0.00/9.0 2.45/9.8 10.00/6.0 2.25/7.5 1.69/14.3 3.87/8.2

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Jaso (7-2-1)
 Norris (13-0-2)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 122/.339 74/.303 30/.360 / 55/.154 46/.220 46/.341 52/.275 43/.238 .266  Reddick
 Gentry
 Cespedes
 Moss
 Crisp
0/0/25/1
3/11/3/0
21/1/0/0
9/0/4/0
0/18/0/0
OPS .873 .841 .888 .373 .551 .937 .661 .661 .740
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 68/.761 34/.912 14/.890 / 23/.356 19/.388 24/.850 24/.917 22/.232 .731
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 54/1.000 40/.781 16/.883 / 32/.385 27/.656 22/1.026 28/.437 21/1.095 .747
Home 40/1.294 60/.754 20/1.113 / 28/.509 25/.513 34/1.121 24/.554 24/.641
Last 28d days 122/.873 67/.872 30/.888 / 52/.395 43/.531 35/.855 40/.710 35/.756
HR/SB/CS 4/1/0 1/0/1 0/0/0 // 0/0/0 0/0/0 1/3/0 1/0/0 2/0/1 28/18/6
Usage ·····X·· X···o··X ·······X o····Xo· X···o·X· ··X····X X····X·· o·o··X··
Red Sox Batters (4.07 RS/G) vs. Athletics Pitchers (3.18 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 67.Straily
G/S/vB
56.Abad*
G/S/vB
48.Cook
G/S/vB
62.Doolittle*
G/S/vB
44.Gregerson
G/S/vB
45.Johnson
G/S/vB
61.Otero
G/S/vB
13.Pomeranz*
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
2.Bogaerts G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 2/.000 ··· ··· 115/78 .271/.391/.375/.766 1.022/.655 .651 99/.735 1/2 1/4
25.Bradley* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 97/62 .226/.330/.345/.675 .641/.694 .717 92/.668 3/0 0/1
37.Carp* G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/no AB ··· 2/.000 5/.400 ··· ··· 35/31 .226/.314/.323/.637 .500/.656 .590 29/.590 0/1 0/0
5.Gomes G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 3/3.334 5/.200 ··· ··· 78/43 .231/.333/.400/.733 .829/.657 .836 67/.813 0/0 2/1
10.Herrera# G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· 6/.900 ··· ··· ··· 39/32 .182/.289/.182/.471 .452/.476 .567 39/.471 0/1 0/1
16.Middlebrooks G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 3/.000 ··· ··· 40/25 .250/.400/.531/.931 .862/.979 1.233 25/.966 0/0 2/1
12.Napoli G/S/vP 3/.000 ··· 6/.167 2/.000 ··· 5/.800 ··· ··· 120/88 .297/.408/.505/.913 .798/.950 .911 102/.918 0/1 5/2
34.Ortiz* G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 4/1.167 2/.000 ··· 15/.867 ··· 1/.000 118/71 .250/.356/.440/.796 .904/.727 .840 99/.765 0/0 5/
15.Pedroia G/S/vP ··· ··· 4/.833 2/.500 ··· 18/.801 ··· 1/.000 130/87 .267/.323/.342/.665 .710/.643 .668 111/.623 1/2 0/1
40.Pierzynski* G/S/vP 10/1.275 ··· 2/1.000 5/.400 ··· 14/.536 4/.500 ··· 87/63 .269/.314/.372/.686 .375/.790 .690 76/.736 0/0 2/2
3.Ross G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/no AB 33/13 .167/.242/.333/.576 .712/.385 .389 29/.540 0/0 1/2
38.Sizemore* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 4/.833 ··· ··· 85/64 .213/.294/.360/.654 .807/.603 .667 73/.597 2/0 2/0
18.Victorino G/S/vP ··· 2/1.000 ··· 1/no AB 6/1.000 3/1.000 1/.000 7/1.714 31/17 .296/.355/.481/.836 .619/1.012 1.097 31/.836 0/0 0/0
IP 28.0 11.0 9.1 12.2 14.2 12.0 12.2 11.1 TOTAL .243/.336/.376/.712 .710/.713 .734 .706 9/7 22/22
ERA-K/9 5.14/9.0 0.00/9.8 0.96/10.6 5.68/10.6 3.07/5.5 5.25/9.8 1.42/6.4 1.59/7.2 2.78/8.1

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Pierzynski (9-5-2)
 Ross (9-1-1)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 116/.243 38/.057 38/.065 55/.278 58/.232 60/.306 57/.269 46/.195 .221  Bradley
 Sizemore
 Gomes
 Carp
 Victorino
1/22/5/2
10/9/3/2
18/0/4/0
6/0/0/0
0/0/6/0
OPS .797 .189 .334 .704 .567 .727 .700 .624 .608
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 62/.868 14/.143 14/.557 25/.458 29/.527 37/.772 26/.776 15/.795 .642
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 54/.716 24/.212 24/.214 30/.900 29/.607 23/.654 31/.637 31/.544 .580
Road 68/.740 16/.125 25/.200 29/1.000 33/.545 30/.489 40/.678 31/.805
Last 28d days 116/.797 29/.212 38/.334 41/.850 46/.644 48/.568 50/.698 38/.689
HR/SB/CS 7/1/1 0/0/0 0/1/0 2/2/0 0/4/0 0/4/0 1/1/0 2/1/0 19/20/2
Usage ·····X·· ··o···o· ··X··o·· ··X··oX· ·o···Xo· ·X··o··· ····o·oX ·······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.