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Boston Red Sox vs. Houston Astros, at Fenway Park, August 15, 2014 Matchups, Tickets, Preview

Date:
Friday, August 15, 2014
Start Time:
7:10et (local)
Venue:
Fenway Park
Tickets:
Series:
Game #2 of a 4-game series
Average Temp:
75° (based on last ten years)
Astros
Manager:
Game #:
123
On This Date:
28-23
Red Sox
Manager:
Game #:
122
On This Date:
50-53
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 BOS  9  HOU  4     

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
50-72, 4th, 23½ GB, 21½ GB in WC / Schedule
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   29-36   Road:   21-36   ExtrInn: 5-4 
 vsRHP:  35-50   vsLHP:  15-22   1-Run:  13-21
 vsEast: 12-16   vsCntrl:12-13   vsWest: 22-30 IL: 4-13

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
122 Thu, Aug 14  @BOS  L   4-9       50-72  4th 23.5 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
 Last 10: 3-7    Last 20: 8-12   Last 30:12-18
55-65, 5th, 14½ GB, 15½ GB in WC / Schedule
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   28-31   Road:   27-34   ExtrInn: 6-9 
 vsRHP:  36-45   vsLHP:  19-20   1-Run:  24-23
 vsEast: 19-32   vsCntrl:14-15   vsWest: 13-10 IL: 9-8 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
120 Thu, Aug 14   HOU  W   9-4       55-65  5th 14.5 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
 Last 10: 6-4    Last 20: 8-12   Last 30:16-14
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Thu, Aug 14, 2014 BOS  9  HOU  4        W:Allen Webster (3-1), L: Scott Feldman (6-9), S: none
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
Season Series: 2014 - BOS over 3-1; 2013 - BOS won 6-1; 2012 -  0-0; All-Time - BOS leads 16-4

SP: Dallas Keuchel (26, LHP, 10-8, 3.07)

2014 Gamelogs / 2014 Splits / vs. BOS Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2014 (10-8) 149.1 145 56 51 37 112 9 3.07
2013 (6-10) 153.2 184 96 88 52 123 20 5.15
2012 (3-8) 85.1 93 56 50 39 38 14 5.27
Last 7 GS 2-3 45.2 57 22 19 11 29 4 3.74 49
2014-08-10 TEX L 6.0 6 5 5 3 4 1 97 41
2014-08-05 @PHI ND 7.0 5 1 1 1 4 1 114 66
2014-07-30 OAK W 9.0 4 1 1 3 5 1 111 77
2014-07-25 MIA L 7.0 9 2 0 0 7 0 98 62
2014-07-19 @CHW L 5.0 12 4 3 2 5 0 103 32
2014-07-09 @TEX W 6.2 8 4 4 1 3 0 109 44
2014-07-04 @LAA ND 5.0 13 5 5 1 1 1 92 21
Has never faced BOS as starter.

SP: Clay Buchholz (29, RHP, 5-7, 5.99)

2014 Gamelogs / 2014 Splits / vs. HOU Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2014 (5-7) 109.2 132 78 73 40 83 14 5.99
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 46.0 45 30 29 16 40 4 5.67 49
2014-08-09 @LAA ND 8.0 6 3 3 2 8 1 120 64
2014-08-03 NYY ND 5.0 8 7 7 5 5 0 114 23
2014-07-28 TOR L 5.0 7 7 7 4 4 1 100 25
2014-07-23 @TOR L 6.0 6 5 4 4 1 0 99 39
2014-07-18 KCR W 6.0 10 4 4 0 3 0 104 39
2014-07-13 @HOU W 9.0 3 0 0 0 12 0 109 93
2014-07-07 CHW L 7.0 5 4 4 1 7 2 111 57
Last 5 v.HOU 2-0 16.2 9 2 2 2 22 0 1.08 80
2014-07-13 @HOU W 9.0 3 0 0 0 12 0 109 93
2013-04-25 HOU W 7.2 6 2 2 2 10 0 109 67
Astros Batters (3.94 RS/G) vs. Red Sox Pitchers (4.26 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
59.Layne*
G/S/vB
54.Mujica
G/S/vB
36.Tazawa
G/S/vB
19.Uehara
G/S/vB
30.Wilson
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
27.Altuve G/S/vP 8/.250 2/.000 1/2.000 ··· 3/.666 3/.000 ··· 3/.000 530/400 .337/.374/.442/.816 1.014/.750 .793 108/.855 46/6 5/6
23.Carter G/S/vP 6/.833 3/1.000 2/2.500 ··· 3/.000 4/.500 2/1.500 ··· 410/281 .230/.302/.515/.817 .895/.783 .811 103/1.063 2/1 28/2
15.Castro* G/S/vP 6/.900 3/.333 1/.000 ··· 3/.000 2/1.000 2/.000 ··· 403/303 .230/.295/.377/.672 .645/.681 .629 87/.642 0/0 11/3
22.Corporan# G/S/vP 1/.000 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 6/.000 1/.000 1/2.000 ··· 3/2.000 2/1.000 2/.000 1/2.000 491/354 .231/.273/.360/.633 .755/.586 .630 102/.569 0/1 14/9
21.Fowler# G/S/vP ··· 5/.000 1/.000 1/no AB 11/.364 1/no AB ··· 1/.000 342/248 .269/.380/.393/.773 .907/.722 .693 8/.700 6/3 6/3
9.Gonzalez# G/S/vP 6/.500 1/.000 3/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 3/1.000 223/190 .268/.318/.390/.708 .656/.718 .775 72/.702 1/3 5/6
19.Grossman# G/S/vP 7/.286 ··· 2/.500 ··· ··· 3/.000 ··· 3/.000 258/191 .204/.327/.315/.642 .487/.696 .706 101/.718 4/1 5/2
Hoes G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· 134/59 .175/.233/.292/.525 .718/.285 .556 24/.556 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 ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/2.000 102/80 .237/.265/.289/.553 .545/.556 .194 52/.708 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 3/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· 252/186 .186/.282/.367/.648 .876/.566 .577 94/.665 1/2 10/8
IP 109.2 55.2 43.2 6.2 44.0 50.0 55.2 6.1 TOTAL .240/.308/.388/.695 .753/.673 .684 .711 85/24 134/76
ERA-K/9 5.99/6.8 2.59/5.2 4.74/5.6 1.35/5.4 4.50/6.1 3.24/9.4 1.29/11.3 2.84/5.7 3.85/7.6

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Castro (56-19-10)
 Corporan (20-6-1)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 495/.297 229/.285 202/.295 25/.091 185/.302 209/.262 206/.185 26/.320 .257  Grossman
 Hoes
 Marisnick
 Krauss
 Fowler
 Carter
 Sipp
 Gonzalez
33/6/28/5
36/0/12/4
0/24/2/3
15/0/3/1
0/77/0/1
6/0/0/0
1/0/1/0
4/0/1/0
OPS .822 .718 .826 .382 .822 .696 .514 .946 .727
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 296/.835 95/.731 89/.835 14/.220 77/.990 103/.682 112/.422 13/1.462 .750
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 199/.800 134/.709 113/.819 11/.606 108/.699 106/.710 94/.622 13/.397 .707
Home 222/.919 137/.668 107/.871 9/.111 104/.947 109/.700 112/.495 22/1.045
Last 28d days 113/.889 39/.633 45/.890 22/.382 35/.522 50/.762 41/.445 13/1.000
HR/SB/CS 14/4/4 1/4/1 6/1/0 0/0/0 6/4/1 4/0/0 6/0/1 1/0/0 118/74/20
Usage ·····X·· ·oo··o·o X····X·X ··o··ooX ·oo·oo·· XX···XX· ··X·XoX· o·······
Red Sox Batters (3.84 RS/G) vs. Astros Pitchers (4.74 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 60.Keuchel*
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 ··· ··· 1/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 456/319 .233/.297/.350/.646 .750/.602 .727 85/.547 2/2 8/17
25.Bradley* G/S/vP ··· ··· 2/no AB ··· 1/2.000 ··· 1/.000 1/.000 375/235 .213/.286/.290/.576 .663/.524 .617 67/.415 8/0 1/0
39.Brown* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 1/ .000/.000/.000/.000 .000/ 1/.000 0/0 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 10/1.100 1/.000 1/.000 6/.500 2/.000 2/2.000 1/.000 3/.000 479/363 .254/.299/.461/.759 .752/.761 .758 91/.820 3/2 19/5
26.Holt* G/S/vP 1/.000 ··· 2/no AB ··· 1/2.000 ··· 2/1.000 1/.000 393/245 .297/.346/.411/.757 .801/.731 .800 109/.563 6/2 3/7
7.Johnson* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 3/.666 1/no AB 2/2.000 235/195 .215/.298/.364/.662 .682/.657 .702 21/.496 2/1 6/9
16.Middlebrooks G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/no AB ··· 117/86 .181/.265/.286/.551 .702/.494 .675 35/.377 1/0 2/2
12.Napoli G/S/vP 3/.333 ··· 2/2.000 2/.000 1/.000 2/2.500 1/.000 6/1.133 404/288 .265/.384/.451/.835 .883/.816 .836 79/.884 2/2 15/6
29.Nava# G/S/vP ··· ··· 2/1.000 ··· 1/3.000 1/.000 1/no AB 2/2.500 265/222 .258/.336/.331/.666 .309/.739 .664 70/.748 2/1 2/4
34.Ortiz* G/S/vP 1/2.000 ··· 3/1.000 2/2.000 2/.000 1/.000 8/.250 4/.500 483/323 .247/.337/.487/.824 .872/.800 .743 84/.737 0/0 26/0
15.Pedroia G/S/vP 1/2.000 ··· 2/.000 1/no AB 2/1.500 3/.666 4/3.500 6/.500 527/378 .285/.347/.382/.729 .766/.715 .717 98/.738 5/6 5/2
55.Vazquez G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/no AB ··· 1/2.000 ··· ··· ··· 83/65 .236/.293/.306/.598 .365/.657 .689 71/.501 0/0 0/3
IP 149.1 23.0 31.1 45.0 7.0 41.0 35.2 29.2 TOTAL .244/.316/.368/.684 .700/.677 .708 .635 37/20 89/71
ERA-K/9 3.07/6.8 4.30/4.7 4.31/6.6 5.20/12.4 7.71/7.7 3.29/8.1 2.78/11.1 5.46/8.8 4.41/7.1

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

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 609/.260 100/.281 133/.228 193/.254 34/.394 173/.274 139/.165 136/.241 .268  Bradley
 Cespedes
 Nava
 Holt
 Brown
 Johnson
1/102/6/13
93/9/0/12
31/0/40/6
8/10/31/1
0/0/1/0
4/0/1/0
OPS .683 .751 .642 .675 1.109 .694 .518 .769 .743
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 156/.630 64/.726 73/.635 82/.754 20/1.447 81/.874 70/.441 51/.886 .741
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 453/.701 36/.786 60/.649 111/.616 14/.643 92/.547 69/.594 85/.707 .745
Road 336/.688 58/.845 63/.659 93/.701 21/1.048 80/.602 71/.652 57/.554
Last 28d days 144/.741 72/.689 30/.290 51/.708 34/1.109 41/.964 37/.486 40/.786
HR/SB/CS 9/1/3 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···· o···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.