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Boston Red Sox vs. Houston Astros, at Fenway Park, August 14, 2014 Matchups, Tickets, Preview

Date:
Thursday, August 14, 2014
Start Time:
7:10et (local)
Venue:
Fenway Park
Tickets:
Series:
Game #1 of a 4-game series
Average Temp:
74° (based on last ten years)
Astros
Manager:
Game #:
122
On This Date:
23-24
Red Sox
Manager:
Game #:
121
On This Date:
70-45
Season Series
Fri, Jul 11, 2014 BOS  8 @HOU  3     
Sat, Jul 12, 2014 HOU  3  BOS  2     
Sun, Jul 13, 2014 BOS 11 @HOU  0     

Thu, Aug 14, 2014 HOU    @BOS  7:10pm
Fri, Aug 15, 2014 HOU    @BOS  7:10pm
Sat, Aug 16, 2014 HOU    @BOS  7:10pm
Sun, Aug 17, 2014 HOU    @BOS  1:35pm

                         All times ET
50-71, 4th, 23½ GB, 21 GB in WC / Schedule
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   29-36   Road:   21-35   ExtrInn: 5-4 
 vsRHP:  35-49   vsLHP:  15-22   1-Run:  13-21
 vsEast: 12-15   vsCntrl:12-13   vsWest: 22-30 IL: 4-13

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
121 Wed, Aug 13   MIN  L   1-3       50-71  4th 23.5 gb
120 Tue, Aug 12   MIN  W  10-4       50-70  4th 23.5 gb
119 Mon, Aug 11   MIN  L   2-4       49-70  4th 23.5 gb
118 Sun, Aug 10   TEX  L   2-6       49-69  4th 23.5 gb
117 Sat, Aug  9   TEX  W   8-3       49-68  4th 23.5 gb
116 Fri, Aug  8   TEX  W   4-3       48-68  4th 23.5 gb
115 Thu, Aug  7  @PHI  L   5-6       47-68  4th 23.5 gb
114 Wed, Aug  6  @PHI  L   3-10      47-67  4th 22.5 gb
113 Tue, Aug  5  @PHI  L   1-2 (15)  47-66  4th 22.5 gb
112 Sun, Aug  3   TOR  W   6-1       47-65  4th 21.0 gb
 Last 10: 4-6    Last 20: 8-12   Last 30:13-17
54-65, 5th, 15 GB, 16 GB in WC / Schedule
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   27-31   Road:   27-34   ExtrInn: 6-9 
 vsRHP:  35-45   vsLHP:  19-20   1-Run:  24-23
 vsEast: 19-32   vsCntrl:14-15   vsWest: 12-10 IL: 9-8 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
119 Wed, Aug 13  @CIN  W   5-4       54-65  5th 15.0 gb
118 Tue, Aug 12  @CIN  W   3-2       53-65  5th 15.0 gb
117 Sun, Aug 10  @LAA  W   3-1       52-65  5th 15.0 gb
116 Sat, Aug  9  @LAA  L   4-5 (19)  51-65  5th 16.0 gb
115 Fri, Aug  8  @LAA  W   4-2       51-64  5th 15.0 gb
114 Thu, Aug  7  @STL  L   2-5       50-64  5th 15.0 gb
113 Wed, Aug  6  @STL  W   2-1       50-63  5th 14.0 gb
112 Tue, Aug  5  @STL  L   2-3       49-63  5th 15.0 gb
111 Sun, Aug  3   NYY  L   7-8       49-62  5th 13.5 gb
110 Sat, Aug  2   NYY  L   4-6       49-61  5th 12.5 gb
 Last 10: 5-5    Last 20: 7-13   Last 30:15-15
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Sun, Jul 13, 2014 BOS 11 @HOU  0        W:Clay Buchholz (4-5), L: Brad Peacock (3-6), S: none
Sat, Jul 12, 2014 HOU  3  BOS  2        W:Josh Fields (2-4), L: Jake Peavy (1-8), S: Chad Qualls (10)
Fri, Jul 11, 2014 BOS  8 @HOU  3        W:John Lackey (10-6), L: Scott Feldman (4-6), S: none

Wed, Aug 07, 2013 BOS  7 @HOU  5        W:Junichi Tazawa (5-3), L: Josh Fields (1-2), S: Koji Uehara (11)
Tue, Aug 06, 2013 BOS 15 @HOU 10        W:Brandon Workman (2-1), L: Jordan Lyles (4-6), S: none
Mon, Aug 05, 2013 HOU  2  BOS  0        W:Brett Oberholtzer (2-0), L: John Lackey (7-9), S: Josh Fields (1)
Sun, Apr 28, 2013 BOS  6  HOU  1        W:John Lackey (1-1), L: Bud Norris (3-3), S: none
Sat, Apr 27, 2013 BOS  8  HOU  4        W:Felix Doubront (3-0), L: Brad Peacock (1-3), S: none
Fri, Apr 26, 2013 BOS  7  HOU  3        W:Ryan Dempster (1-2), L: Erik Bedard (0-2), S: none
Thu, Apr 25, 2013 BOS  7  HOU  2        W:Clay Buchholz (5-0), L: Philip Humber (0-5), S: none
Season Series: 2014 - BOS over 2-1; 2013 - BOS won 6-1; 2012 -  0-0; All-Time - BOS leads 15-4

SP: Scott Feldman (31, RHP, 6-8, 4.14)

2014 Gamelogs / 2014 Splits / vs. BOS Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2014 (6-8) 124.0 135 67 57 38 70 12 4.14
2013 (12-12) 181.2 159 87 78 56 132 19 3.86
2012 (6-11) 123.2 139 79 70 32 96 14 5.09
Last 7 GS 2-3 46.0 54 23 23 17 23 3 4.50 47
2014-08-09 TEX W 6.1 8 3 3 1 6 1 110 50
2014-08-03 TOR W 9.0 8 1 1 2 2 0 109 67
2014-07-29 OAK ND 7.0 5 1 1 3 1 1 95 61
2014-07-24 @OAK L 5.1 9 6 6 5 4 0 117 25
2014-07-18 @CHW L 7.0 7 3 3 3 2 1 109 50
2014-07-11 BOS L 5.1 11 7 7 3 3 0 116 18
2014-07-05 @LAA ND 6.0 6 2 2 0 5 0 104 57
Last 5 v.BOS 1-3 24.2 34 22 21 12 13 4 7.66 37
2014-07-11 BOS L 5.1 11 7 7 3 3 0 116 18
2013-09-27 BOS L 2.1 8 8 8 1 1 1 57 9
2013-09-17 @BOS ND 5.0 2 2 1 6 3 1 103 54
2013-07-27 BOS L 5.0 6 4 4 2 1 1 90 38
2012-07-23 BOS W 7.0 7 1 1 0 5 1 105 64

SP: Allen Webster (24, RHP, 2-1, 4.91)

2014 Gamelogs / 2014 Splits / vs. HOU Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2014 (2-1) 14.2 9 8 8 13 8 0 4.91
2013 (1-2) 30.1 37 30 29 18 23 7 8.60
Last 7 GS 3-1 32.0 26 21 21 24 19 2 5.91 46
2014-08-08 @LAA W 6.2 4 2 2 2 3 0 84 59
2014-08-02 NYY L 2.2 2 4 4 6 1 0 71 33
2014-07-27 @TBR W 5.1 3 2 2 5 4 0 86 53
2013-09-29 @BAL ND 3.0 0 0 0 3 2 0 49 58
2013-07-09 @SEA ND 2.1 6 7 7 2 2 2 53 17
2013-07-04 SDP W 6.0 5 2 2 4 4 0 97 54
2013-06-28 TOR ND 6.0 6 4 4 2 3 0 100 45
Has never faced HOU as starter.
Astros Batters (3.94 RS/G) vs. Red Sox Pitchers (4.26 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 64.Webster
G/S/vB
35.Badenhop
G/S/vB
32.Breslow*
G/S/vB
59.Layne*
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
27.Altuve G/S/vP ··· 2/.000 1/2.000 ··· 3/.666 3/.000 ··· 526/396 .338/.375/.444/.819 1.014/.753 .798 108/.855 46/6 5/6
23.Carter G/S/vP ··· 3/1.000 2/2.500 ··· 3/.000 3/.666 2/1.500 406/277 .233/.305/.521/.826 .895/.795 .830 103/1.063 2/1 28/2
15.Castro* G/S/vP ··· 3/.333 1/.000 ··· 3/.000 1/2.000 2/.000 399/299 .229/.293/.377/.671 .645/.679 .624 87/.602 0/0 11/3
22.Corporan# G/S/vP ··· 1/2.000 1/2.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 151/86 .239/.287/.384/.671 .658/.680 .634 31/.398 0/0 5/3
30.Dominguez G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 3/2.000 2/1.000 2/.000 487/351 .229/.271/.352/.623 .745/.577 .610 102/.519 0/1 13/9
21.Fowler# G/S/vP ··· 5/.000 1/.000 1/no AB 11/.364 ··· ··· 338/244 .271/.379/.396/.775 .907/.723 .695 4/.833 6/3 6/3
9.Gonzalez# G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 2/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 219/187 .264/.315/.378/.693 .677/.696 .741 68/.652 1/3 5/6
19.Grossman# G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/no AB ··· ··· 3/.000 ··· 253/187 .204/.329/.318/.647 .495/.700 .721 99/.711 4/1 5/2
Hoes G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 134/59 .175/.233/.292/.525 .718/.285 .556 27/.493 0/0 3/2
18.Krauss* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/3.000 ··· 1/.000 180/173 .191/.272/.333/.606 1.286/.576 .728 55/.657 0/0 6/2
6.Marisnick G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 98/77 .237/.265/.290/.556 .571/.551 .155 48/.726 5/1 1/0
3.Petit G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 32/19 .258/.281/.387/.668 .891/.526 .800 32/.668 0/0 1/1
28.Singleton* G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 248/182 .188/.282/.372/.654 .876/.572 .587 93/.681 1/2 10/8
IP 14.2 55.2 42.2 6.2 44.0 49.0 55.2 TOTAL .240/.307/.388/.695 .754/.672 .683 .695 85/24 133/76
ERA-K/9 4.91/4.9 2.59/5.2 4.85/5.3 1.35/5.4 4.50/6.1 3.31/9.2 1.29/11.3 3.85/7.6

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Castro (56-19-9)
 Corporan (20-6-1)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 65/.184 229/.285 198/.297 25/.091 185/.302 205/.266 206/.185 .257  Grossman
 Hoes
 Marisnick
 Krauss
 Fowler
 Carter
 Sipp
 Gonzalez
32/6/28/4
36/0/12/4
0/24/1/3
15/0/3/1
0/76/0/1
6/0/0/0
1/0/1/0
4/0/1/0
OPS .614 .718 .833 .382 .822 .703 .514 .728
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 36/.574 95/.731 89/.835 14/.220 77/.990 100/.689 112/.422 .749
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 29/.663 134/.709 109/.832 11/.606 108/.699 105/.717 94/.622 .708
Home 16/.800 137/.668 103/.887 9/.111 104/.947 105/.714 112/.495
Last 28d days 65/.614 41/.598 41/.930 22/.382 35/.522 50/.775 45/.472
HR/SB/CS 0/2/1 1/4/1 6/1/0 0/0/0 6/4/1 4/0/0 6/0/1 117/74/20
Usage ·····X·· oo··o·o· ····X·X· ·o··ooX· oo·oo··· X···XX·o ·X·XoX·X
Red Sox Batters (3.80 RS/G) vs. Astros Pitchers (4.70 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 46.Feldman
G/S/vB
58.Buchanan
G/S/vB
38.Downs*
G/S/vB
35.Fields
G/S/vB
48.Foltynewicz
G/S/vB
50.Qualls
G/S/vB
29.Sipp*
G/S/vB
55.Veras
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
2.Bogaerts G/S/vP 5/.200 ··· 1/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 456/319 .233/.297/.350/.646 .750/.602 .727 89/.596 2/2 8/17
25.Bradley* G/S/vP 3/1.334 ··· 1/no AB ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 1/.000 371/232 .212/.284/.290/.573 .659/.522 .612 65/.378 8/0 1/0
39.Brown* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 1/ .000/.000/.000/.000 .000/ 1/.000 0/0 0/
61.Butler G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 8/5 .000/.125/.000/.125 .333/.000 8/.125 0/0 0/1
52.Cespedes G/S/vP 11/1.170 1/.000 1/.000 6/.500 ··· 2/2.000 1/.000 3/.000 474/358 .257/.302/.466/.768 .752/.772 .776 90/.874 3/2 19/5
26.Holt* G/S/vP 3/2.334 ··· 1/no AB ··· ··· ··· 2/1.000 1/.000 388/241 .295/.343/.407/.750 .796/.722 .787 109/.534 6/2 3/7
7.Johnson* G/S/vP 9/.555 ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 3/.666 1/no AB 2/2.000 235/195 .215/.298/.364/.662 .682/.657 .702 24/.519 2/1 6/9
16.Middlebrooks G/S/vP 4/.750 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/no AB ··· 113/82 .178/.265/.287/.553 .702/.494 .694 31/.361 1/0 2/2
12.Napoli G/S/vP 32/1.124 ··· 2/2.000 2/.000 ··· 2/2.500 1/.000 6/1.133 400/284 .265/.383/.452/.835 .883/.815 .836 79/.891 2/2 15/5
29.Nava# G/S/vP 8/1.375 ··· 2/1.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 1/no AB 2/2.500 261/218 .253/.330/.318/.647 .309/.717 .618 70/.667 2/1 2/4
34.Ortiz* G/S/vP 18/.933 ··· 3/1.000 2/2.000 ··· 1/.000 8/.250 4/.500 478/318 .245/.337/.488/.825 .872/.800 .741 83/.734 0/0 26/0
15.Pedroia G/S/vP 20/1.000 ··· 2/.000 1/no AB ··· 3/.666 4/3.500 6/.500 522/373 .281/.345/.377/.722 .766/.705 .703 97/.693 5/6 5/2
55.Vazquez G/S/vP 3/2.667 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 79/62 .217/.282/.290/.572 .378/.622 .611 67/.464 0/0 0/3
IP 124.0 23.0 31.0 45.0 4.2 41.0 35.2 29.2 TOTAL .242/.315/.367/.682 .699/.673 .703 .632 37/20 89/70
ERA-K/9 4.14/5.1 4.30/4.7 4.06/6.7 5.20/12.4 9.64/9.6 3.29/8.1 2.78/11.1 5.46/8.8 4.37/7.1

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Butler (1-0-0)
 Vazquez (8-3-1)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 539/.279 100/.281 130/.228 193/.254 22/.381 173/.274 139/.165 136/.241 .267  Bradley
 Cespedes
 Nava
 Holt
 Johnson
1/101/6/13
92/9/0/12
30/0/39/5
8/10/31/1
4/0/1/0
OPS .768 .751 .634 .675 1.171 .694 .518 .769 .741
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 285/.754 64/.726 71/.616 82/.754 15/1.467 81/.874 70/.441 51/.886 .737
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 254/.783 36/.786 59/.655 111/.616 7/.571 92/.547 69/.594 85/.707 .745
Road 218/.751 58/.845 60/.643 93/.701 9/1.111 80/.602 71/.652 57/.554
Last 28d days 148/.766 72/.689 27/.237 54/.667 22/1.171 41/.964 37/.486 40/.786
HR/SB/CS 12/24/4 2/1/1 0/3/1 2/4/0 2/0/0 4/8/2 4/0/0 4/3/0 110/76/25
Usage ····X··· ··X····· ···X···X X·X·X·o· ·X··X··X o····Xo· oX····o· ·o·o·o··

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

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.