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Game Preview: OAK @ BOS, 1:35pm, Saturday, May 3, 2014 @Fenway Park

Athletics, 18-11, 18-11 1st, 2 up

SP: Tommy Milone (27, LHP, 0-2, 4.56)

2014 Gamelogs / 2014 Splits / vs. BOS Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2014 (0-2) 23.2 25 15 12 8 11 1 4.56
2013 (12-9) 156.1 160 83 72 39 126 25 4.14
2012 (13-10) 190.0 207 90 79 36 137 24 3.74
Last 7 GS 3-2 39.0 39 24 17 13 27 2 3.92 49
2014-04-27 @HOU L 6.2 5 4 4 2 2 0 103 48
2014-04-22 TEX ND 6.0 5 3 3 4 1 0 85 47
2014-04-16 @LAA ND 6.0 6 3 2 2 1 0 95 49
2014-04-11 @SEA L 5.0 9 5 3 0 7 1 93 40
2013-09-23 @LAA W 5.1 5 5 2 1 8 1 88 51
2013-09-15 @TEX W 5.0 6 1 1 1 5 0 86 55
2013-08-27 @DET W 5.0 3 3 2 3 3 0 84 51
Last 5 v.BOS 0-1 4.2 8 8 7 1 5 3 13.50 22
2012-04-30 @BOS L 4.2 8 8 7 1 5 3 98 22
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:    6-6    Road:   12-5    ExtrInn: 3-1 
 vsRHP:  12-8    vsLHP:   6-3    1-Run:   4-4 
 vsEast:  0-1    vsCntrl: 4-2    vsWest: 14-8  IL: 0-0 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 29 Fri, May  2  @BOS  L   1-7       18-11  1st  2.0 up
 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
 Last 10: 5-5    Last 20:12-8    Last 30:18-11
Red Sox, 14-16, 14-16 3rd, 2½ GB, 2½ GB in WC

SP: Jon Lester (30, LHP, 2-4, 3.10)

2014 Gamelogs / 2014 Splits / vs. OAK Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2014 (2-4) 40.2 42 21 14 8 43 3 3.10
2013 (15-8) 213.1 209 94 89 67 177 19 3.75
2012 (9-14) 205.1 216 117 110 68 166 25 4.82
Last 7 GS 2-4 45.2 51 25 18 10 47 4 3.55 53
2014-04-27 @TOR L 7.0 5 4 4 0 7 1 122 58
2014-04-22 NYY L 4.2 11 8 3 4 7 0 118 23
2014-04-17 @CHW W 8.0 7 1 1 0 9 0 112 73
2014-04-11 @NYY W 6.2 6 2 2 2 6 1 113 58
2014-04-06 MIL L 7.1 7 4 2 1 6 0 108 57
2014-03-31 @BAL L 7.0 6 2 2 1 8 1 104 64
2013-09-28 @BAL ND 5.0 9 4 4 2 4 1 97 35
Last 5 v.OAK 2-1 30.1 26 13 12 15 24 4 3.56 53
2013-07-13 @OAK L 6.1 6 3 3 3 4 1 100 50
2013-04-24 OAK W 5.2 6 3 3 6 5 1 115 44
2012-07-03 @OAK ND 6.2 4 1 1 1 9 1 107 70
2011-08-27 OAK W 6.0 3 2 1 2 4 1 87 62
2009-07-30 OAK ND 5.2 7 4 4 3 2 0 104 38
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:    7-10   Road:    7-6    ExtrInn: 1-1 
 vsRHP:   7-12   vsLHP:   7-4    1-Run:   3-7 
 vsEast:  9-11   vsCntrl: 2-1    vsWest:  3-1  IL: 0-3 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 30 Fri, May  2   OAK  W   7-1       14-16  3rd  2.5 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
 Last 10: 5-5    Last 20:10-10   Last 30:14-16
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Fri, May 02, 2014 BOS  7  OAK  1        W:Clay Buchholz (2-2), L: Dan Straily (1-2), S: none

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
Season Series: 2014 - BOS over 1-0; 2013 - Tied 3-3; 2012 - OAK won 8-1; All-Time - BOS leads 1060-872

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 (5.14 RS/G) vs. Red Sox Pitchers (4.43 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 31.Lester*
G/S/vB
35.Badenhop
G/S/vB
32.Breslow*
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 11/.808 1/2.000 4/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 2/.000 54/40 .146/.222/.167/.389 .500/.343 .366 43/.417 0/0 0/3
18.Callaspo# G/S/vP 12/.633 3/.666 11/.788 6/.167 ··· 4/.833 3/.000 11/.364 108/76 .260/.343/.396/.738 .714/.748 .776 101/.689 0/0 3/3
52.Cespedes G/S/vP 6/.533 2/.000 2/2.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 3/1.334 3/.666 106/76 .261/.349/.500/.849 1.000/.792 .818 84/.911 0/1 4/1
4.Crisp# G/S/vP 12/.750 2/no AB 4/.250 3/.000 4/.500 1/5.000 4/.500 6/.733 94/74 .263/.376/.447/.824 .812/.827 .641 75/.737 7/0 3/1
20.Donaldson G/S/vP 6/.833 2/1.000 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 1/2.000 4/.500 3/.000 137/105 .280/.343/.528/.871 .977/.838 1.023 114/1.007 0/0 7/6
3.Gentry G/S/vP 6/.533 2/.000 3/.333 ··· 4/.333 ··· ··· 2/3.500 48/18 .310/.383/.429/.812 .848/.745 .860 48/.812 4/0 0/0
5.Jaso* G/S/vP ··· 2/2.000 ··· ··· 3/.333 1/.000 ··· 5/.200 72/65 .267/.375/.383/.758 .629/.769 .869 60/.783 1/0 1/1
8.Lowrie# G/S/vP 6/.900 ··· 2/.000 3/.666 ··· 2/2.000 2/1.500 5/.000 128/97 .284/.417/.422/.839 .757/.867 .866 105/.824 0/0 2/4
37.Moss* G/S/vP 3/.666 2/.000 3/.666 ··· 1/.000 2/.000 ··· 3/.666 107/93 .253/.355/.418/.773 .857/.760 .733 88/.746 1/0 4/1
36.Norris G/S/vP 6/1.500 ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/no AB ··· 1/.000 ··· 64/30 .379/.438/.569/1.006 .896/1.133 1.063 55/1.036 0/0 2/1
1.Punto# G/S/vP 13/.462 1/.000 3/.333 8/1.000 6/.167 6/.666 ··· 2/1.000 61/29 .200/.279/.218/.497 .285/.747 .451 50/.502 1/0 0/3
16.Reddick* G/S/vP 6/.666 2/2.000 5/.600 ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 5/.000 95/64 .233/.305/.326/.631 .465/.714 .569 73/.736 1/0 1/1
28.Sogard* G/S/vP ··· 3/.333 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 2/2.500 73/62 .210/.306/.258/.564 .282/.616 .458 64/.608 3/1 0/0
IP 40.2 17.2 7.0 15.0 11.2 10.0 12.0 10.2 TOTAL .258/.348/.407/.754 .719/.768 .756 .772 19/2 28/26
ERA-K/9 3.10/9.5 3.57/5.1 6.43/5.1 0.00/9.0 2.31/10.8 9.00/5.4 2.25/7.5 1.69/14.3 3.78/8.1

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Jaso (8-2-1)
 Norris (13-0-2)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 167/.268 74/.303 34/.321 55/.154 48/.209 50/.356 52/.275 43/.238 .263  Reddick
 Cespedes
 Moss
 Crisp
 Gentry
0/0/26/1
22/1/0/0
9/0/4/0
0/19/0/0
3/11/3/0
OPS .711 .841 .817 .373 .527 .941 .661 .661 .734
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 47/.750 34/.912 14/.890 23/.356 19/.388 26/.862 24/.917 22/.232 .720
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 120/.695 40/.781 20/.754 32/.385 29/.609 24/1.024 28/.437 21/1.095 .745
Home 58/.887 60/.754 24/.974 28/.509 27/.472 38/1.107 24/.554 24/.641
Last 28d days 141/.726 63/.828 34/.817 44/.375 44/.518 39/.870 34/.706 32/.829
HR/SB/CS 3/2/0 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······· ·o····Xo oX···o·X X··X···· ·X····X· ·o·o··X·
Red Sox Batters (4.17 RS/G) vs. Athletics Pitchers (3.31 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 57.Milone*
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 1/2.000 1/2.000 119/81 .280/.395/.380/.775 1.052/.656 .674 98/.717 1/2 1/4
25.Bradley* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 1/no AB 1/.000 101/65 .233/.347/.360/.707 .622/.755 .773 93/.727 3/0 0/0
37.Carp* G/S/vP 3/.666 ··· 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 62/.806 0/0 2/1
10.Herrera# G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· 6/.900 ··· ··· ··· 39/32 .182/.289/.182/.471 .452/.476 .567 35/.467 0/1 0/1
16.Middlebrooks G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 3/.000 1/.000 1/.000 44/28 .222/.364/.472/.836 .804/.857 .921 29/.814 0/0 2/1
12.Napoli G/S/vP 7/.286 1/no AB 7/.286 2/.000 ··· 5/.800 ··· 1/2.000 125/91 .298/.416/.500/.916 .855/.934 .915 102/.892 0/1 5/2
34.Ortiz* G/S/vP 3/5.000 2/.000 5/1.600 2/.000 ··· 15/.867 ··· 2/.000 123/74 .248/.350/.438/.788 .863/.740 .822 103/.765 0/0 5/
15.Pedroia G/S/vP 3/.666 ··· 5/1.850 2/.500 ··· 18/.801 ··· 2/.500 135/91 .276/.341/.382/.723 .726/.722 .767 111/.707 2/2 1/1
40.Pierzynski* G/S/vP 7/.572 ··· 2/1.000 5/.400 ··· 14/.536 5/.800 1/.000 91/66 .280/.322/.378/.700 .358/.815 .717 76/.793 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 ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 4/.833 ··· 2/.000 90/66 .213/.289/.363/.651 .701/.633 .661 73/.622 2/0 2/0
18.Victorino G/S/vP 3/.000 2/1.000 1/.000 1/no AB 6/1.000 3/1.000 1/.000 8/1.750 36/21 .290/.361/.452/.813 .718/.881 1.011 36/.813 0/0 0/0
IP 23.2 11.2 9.2 12.2 14.2 12.0 13.0 13.2 TOTAL .245/.340/.381/.721 .708/.727 .748 .724 10/7 23/22
ERA-K/9 4.56/4.2 0.00/10.8 1.86/11.1 5.68/10.6 3.07/5.5 5.25/9.8 3.46/6.9 1.98/7.2 2.94/8.1

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

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 106/.263 41/.054 42/.118 55/.278 58/.232 60/.306 61/.291 56/.220 .224  Bradley
 Sizemore
 Carp
 Victorino
 Gomes
1/23/5/3
11/9/3/2
6/0/0/0
0/0/7/0
18/0/4/0
OPS .708 .200 .550 .704 .567 .727 .744 .644 .621
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 24/.667 16/.125 15/.764 25/.458 29/.527 37/.772 28/.845 20/.583 .650
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 82/.720 25/.247 27/.440 30/.900 29/.607 23/.654 33/.660 36/.677 .596
Road 80/.730 19/.158 29/.537 29/1.000 33/.545 30/.489 44/.741 41/.789
Last 28d days 106/.708 32/.225 42/.550 41/.850 46/.644 44/.575 54/.748 45/.748
HR/SB/CS 1/0/0 0/0/0 1/1/0 2/2/0 0/4/0 0/4/0 1/1/0 2/1/0 20/21/2
Usage ·····X·· X··o···o X··X··o· ···X··oX ··o···Xo ··X··o·· o····o·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.