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Game Preview: BOS @ CHW, 8:10pm, Thursday, April 17, 2014 @U.S. Cellular Field

Red Sox, 6-9, 6-9 5th, 3 GB, 2 GB in WC

SP: Jon Lester (30, LHP, 1-2, 2.57)

2014 Gamelogs / 2014 Splits / vs. CHW Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2014 (1-2) 21.0 19 8 6 4 20 2 2.57
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 3-2 49.0 46 17 15 11 43 3 2.76 59
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
2013-09-20 TOR W 7.0 5 1 1 2 8 0 123 69
2013-09-14 NYY W 8.0 3 1 1 2 5 0 116 75
2013-09-08 @NYY ND 8.0 10 3 3 1 6 0 115 55
Last 5 v.CHW 2-3 30.2 31 21 20 12 25 5 5.87 46
2013-05-20 @CHW L 6.0 7 6 5 3 2 1 109 35
2012-07-17 CHW L 4.0 7 6 6 3 4 1 91 25
2012-04-28 @CHW W 7.0 5 0 0 1 7 0 122 73
2011-07-30 @CHW W 8.0 4 2 2 1 8 2 98 73
2011-05-30 CHW L 5.2 8 7 7 4 4 1 127 25
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:    2-4    Road:    4-5    ExtrInn: 1-1 
 vsRHP:   2-8    vsLHP:   4-1    1-Run:   1-4 
 vsEast:  3-4    vsCntrl: 1-1    vsWest:  2-1  IL: 0-3 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 15 Wed, Apr 16  @CHW  W   6-4 (14)   6-9   5th  3.0 gb
 14 Tue, Apr 15  @CHW  L   1-2        5-9   5th  3.0 gb
 13 Sun, Apr 13  @NYY  L   2-3        5-8   5th  2.0 gb
 12 Sat, Apr 12  @NYY  L   4-7        5-7   5th  2.0 gb
 11 Fri, Apr 11  @NYY  W   4-2        5-6   3rd  1.0 gb
 10 Thu, Apr 10  @NYY  L   1-4        4-6   5th  1.0 gb
  9 Wed, Apr  9   TEX  W   4-2        4-5   3rd  1.0 gb
  8 Tue, Apr  8   TEX  L   7-10       3-5   4th  1.5 gb
  7 Mon, Apr  7   TEX  W   5-1        3-4   3rd  1.0 gb
  6 Sun, Apr  6   MIL  L   0-4        2-4   4th  1.5 gb
 Last 10: 4-6    Last 20: 6-9    Last 30: 6-9 
White Sox, 8-7, 8-7 1st, Tied

SP: Chris Sale (25, LHP, 3-0, 2.66)

2014 Gamelogs / 2014 Splits / vs. BOS Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2014 (3-0) 20.1 15 6 6 4 19 0 2.66
2013 (11-14) 214.1 184 81 73 46 226 23 3.07
2012 (17-8) 192.0 167 66 65 51 192 19 3.05
Last 7 GS 4-2 47.0 41 17 17 10 46 4 3.26 59
2014-04-11 CLE W 5.0 6 3 3 2 5 0 105 46
2014-04-06 @KCR W 8.0 4 0 0 1 6 0 111 79
2014-03-31 MIN W 7.1 5 3 3 1 8 0 108 63
2013-09-27 KCR L 5.1 9 4 4 1 5 0 96 38
2013-09-21 @DET ND 7.2 4 0 0 1 7 0 97 77
2013-09-15 CLE L 5.2 9 6 6 3 7 3 110 31
2013-09-09 DET W 8.0 4 1 1 1 8 1 114 77
Has never faced BOS as starter.
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:    6-3    Road:    2-4    ExtrInn: 1-1 
 vsRHP:   7-6    vsLHP:   1-1    1-Run:   3-2 
 vsEast:  1-1    vsCntrl: 6-4    vsWest:  0-0  IL: 1-2 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 15 Wed, Apr 16   BOS  L   4-6 (14)   8-7   1st    Tied
 14 Tue, Apr 15   BOS  W   2-1        8-6   1st    Tied
 13 Sun, Apr 13   CLE  W   4-3        7-6   2nd  0.5 gb
 12 Sat, Apr 12   CLE  L   6-12       6-6   2nd  1.5 gb
 11 Fri, Apr 11   CLE  W   9-6        6-5   2nd  0.5 gb
 10 Thu, Apr 10   CLE  W   7-3        5-5   2nd  1.5 gb
  9 Wed, Apr  9  @COL  L   4-10       4-5   4th  2.0 gb
  8 Tue, Apr  8  @COL  W  15-3        4-4   3rd  1.0 gb
  7 Mon, Apr  7  @COL  L   1-8        3-4   4th  2.0 gb
  6 Sun, Apr  6  @KCR  W   5-1        3-3   2nd  1.5 gb
 Last 10: 6-4    Last 20: 8-7    Last 30: 8-7 
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Wed, Apr 16, 2014 BOS  6 @CHW  4 (14)   W:Chris Capuano (1-0), L: Leury Garcia (0-1), S: Burke Badenhop (1)
Tue, Apr 15, 2014 CHW  2  BOS  1        W:Daniel Webb (1-0), L: Burke Badenhop (0-2), S: none

Sun, Sep 01, 2013 BOS  7  CHW  6        W:Brandon Workman (4-2), L: Andre Rienzo (1-1), S: Koji Uehara (16)
Sat, Aug 31, 2013 BOS  7  CHW  2        W:Jake Peavy (11-5), L: John Danks (4-11), S: none
Fri, Aug 30, 2013 BOS  4  CHW  3        W:Ryan Dempster (7-9), L: Hector Santiago (4-8), S: Koji Uehara (15)
Wed, May 22, 2013 BOS  6 @CHW  2        W:Clay Buchholz (7-0), L: Hector Santiago (1-3), S: none
Tue, May 21, 2013 CHW  3  BOS  1        W:Jose Quintana (3-1), L: Felix Doubront (3-2), S: Addison Reed (16)
Mon, May 20, 2013 CHW  6  BOS  4        W:Dylan Axelrod (2-3), L: Jon Lester (6-1), S: Addison Reed (15)
Thu, Jul 19, 2012 BOS  3  CHW  1        W:Alfredo Aceves (1-6), L: Matt Thornton (2-6), S: none
Wed, Jul 18, 2012 BOS 10  CHW  1        W:Felix Doubront (10-4), L: Pedro Hernandez (0-1), S: none
Season Series: 2014 - tied 1-1; 2013 - BOS won 4-2; 2012 - BOS won 6-2; All-Time - BOS leads 967-928

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.

Red Sox Batters (3.53 RS/G) vs. White Sox Pitchers (5.53 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 49.Sale*
G/S/vB
54.Belisario
G/S/vB
39.Cleto
G/S/vB
37.Downs*
G/S/vB
27.Lindstrom
G/S/vB
55.Paulino
G/S/vB
52.Petricka
G/S/vB
46.Veal*
G/S/vB
40.Webb
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
2.Bogaerts G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 1/no AB ··· ··· ··· 2/.000 ··· 2/.500 50/32 .250/.320/.364/.684 1.089/.463 .759 64/.693 1/0 1/0
25.Bradley* G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 1/.000 1/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 1/no AB 107/78 .189/.280/.337/.617 .327/.722 .651 48/.671 2/0 3/1
37.Carp* G/S/vP 1/.000 1/no AB 1/no AB 2/3.000 2/1.000 3/1.666 ··· ··· 1/.000 243/215 .296/.362/.523/.885 .745/.904 .916 15/.552 1/0 9/2
5.Gomes G/S/vP 6/.834 2/1.000 ··· 14/.517 7/.286 3/.000 3/.333 2/1.000 2/.000 366/176 .247/.344/.426/.771 .795/.745 .811 41/.675 1/0 13/1
10.Herrera# G/S/vP 1/no AB 2/no AB 1/.000 1/.000 1/.000 4/.500 ··· ··· 1/.000 215/161 .292/.336/.364/.701 .564/.747 .686 28/.530 3/2 1/5
12.Napoli G/S/vP 6/.334 2/.000 ··· 4/1.750 1/2.000 ··· 3/.667 1/no AB ··· 578/400 .259/.360/.482/.842 .899/.816 .866 61/.903 1/1 23/6
29.Nava# G/S/vP 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 3/1.000 1/.000 ··· ··· 2/2.000 1/.000 536/397 .303/.385/.445/.831 .647/.894 .810 58/.516 0/2 12/4
34.Ortiz* G/S/vP 4/.500 ··· ··· 26/.883 2/.000 ··· 2/1.000 1/.000 2/.500 600/384 .309/.395/.564/.959 .733/1.092 .990 65/.698 4/0 30/0
15.Pedroia G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 1/no AB 12/.606 3/.333 3/.666 2/.000 ··· 2/2.000 724/504 .301/.372/.415/.787 .937/.722 .712 63/.581 17/5 9/5
40.Pierzynski* G/S/vP 3/.000 1/.000 ··· 14/.071 4/1.500 9/.619 ··· 3/.333 1/.000 529/353 .272/.297/.425/.722 .718/.724 .714 47/.623 1/1 17/2
7.Roberts G/S/vP 5/.400 7/.286 ··· ··· 3/.667 6/1.000 ··· ··· ··· 173/86 .247/.295/.377/.671 .845/.494 .555 19/.388 0/2 5/4
3.Ross G/S/vP ··· 3/1.167 ··· 2/.000 3/1.167 1/.000 1/no AB 1/no AB ··· 116/55 .216/.298/.382/.681 .804/.544 .677 14/.593 1/0 4/1
38.Sizemore* G/S/vP 1/.000 ··· ··· 14/.000 2/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 1/.000 / /// / 49/.781 / /
IP 214.1 68.0 2.1 43.1 60.2 19.1 29.1 11.1 TOTAL .236/.320/.346/.666 .667/.665 .643 .666 6/4 12/11
ERA-K/9 3.07/9.5 3.97/6.5 19.29/19.6 2.49/7.7 3.12/6.8 /0.0 3.26/4.7 4.60/8.9 3.18/8.0 5.02/7.0

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

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 866/.230 300/.274 15/.417 189/.276 260/.277 / 85/.278 126/.236 46/.220 .256  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 .636 .725 1.200 .694 .683 .688 .688 .502 .729
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 163/.360 98/.811 6/1.167 90/.630 95/.778 / 30/.775 78/.719 24/.553 .719
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 703/.699 202/.684 9/1.194 99/.757 165/.629 / 55/.644 48/.633 22/.439 .737
Home 477/.619 144/.687 15/1.200 116/.525 140/.775 / 36/.920 66/.646 33/.536
Last 28d days 78/.507 31/.881 27/.483 15/.933 32/.783 76/.960 36/.705 32/.829 43/.565
HR/SB/CS 23/19/2 3/4/2 1/0/0 1/1/0 2/10/0 // 0/1/1 3/2/0 0/0/0 10/10/3
Usage ·····X·· o···X··X X··X·X·X oX··o··o X··X··o· ····X··· oX···X·o oo··XX·· Xo··o·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.

White Sox Batters (5.73 RS/G) vs. Red Sox Pitchers (3.93 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/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
79.Abreu G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 1/.000 2/.000 ··· ··· ··· / /// / 71/.824 / /
20.Danks* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 4/.500 1/.000 1/no AB ··· ··· 179/155 .231/.313/.369/.682 .523/.707 .786 8/.542 7/2 5/1
30.De Aza* G/S/vP 12/.878 1/no AB 2/.000 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 5/1.200 2/.000 675/522 .264/.323/.405/.728 .816/.702 .711 50/.554 20/8 17/8
44.Dunn* G/S/vP 12/1.125 9/.472 7/.000 31/.911 13/.408 3/.333 3/.666 3/.666 607/465 .219/.320/.442/.762 .681/.786 .815 53/1.005 1/1 34/8
1.Eaton* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 2/.500 1/.000 1/.000 1/2.000 ··· 277/218 .252/.314/.360/.674 .708/.665 .701 74/.811 5/2 3/4
21.Flowers G/S/vP 6/.334 1/.000 2/2.500 4/.500 3/.666 1/2.000 1/.000 1/.000 275/198 .195/.247/.355/.603 .455/.661 .665 42/.880 0/1 10/4
28.Garcia# G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 111/82 .198/.248/.228/.475 .566/.445 .511 16/.481 7/2 0/2
12.Gillaspie* G/S/vP ··· ··· 2/1.000 1/.000 2/1.000 ··· ··· ··· 452/386 .245/.305/.390/.695 .451/.738 .729 58/.754 0/1 13/17
14.Konerko G/S/vP 29/1.363 ··· 7/.286 ··· 11/.489 ··· 9/1.445 5/.800 520/407 .244/.313/.355/.669 .923/.600 .593 10/.211 0/0 12/4
17.Nieto# G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· / /// / 16/.563 / /
10.Ramirez G/S/vP 27/.616 2/1.000 7/.953 1/.000 5/.400 2/.000 9/.889 6/.000 674/534 .284/.313/.380/.693 .701/.691 .731 64/1.099 30/9 6/22
5.Semien G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 1/.000 2/.000 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· 71/55 .261/.268/.406/.673 .783/.643 .802 69/.609 2/2 2/3
24.Viciedo G/S/vP 11/1.273 2/.000 4/.250 3/1.334 ··· ··· 5/.400 4/.000 473/355 .265/.304/.426/.731 .709/.738 .682 42/.813 0/0 14/5
IP 213.1 62.1 59.2 105.2 30.2 64.2 68.1 74.1 TOTAL .268/.344/.431/.774 .708/.793 .793 .774 11/2 20/13
ERA-K/9 3.75/7.5 3.47/6.1 1.81/5.0 4.26/6.9 2.64/14.1 2.78/6.4 3.16/9.5 1.09/12.2 3.40/8.4

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Flowers (52-16-8)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 903/.253 254/.266 237/.228 457/.295 135/.217 255/.245 284/.265 265/.130 .258  Viciedo
 Eaton
 De Aza
 Danks
 Garcia
 Dunn
109/0/0/12
35/30/4/6
79/107/0/5
2/47/20/1
0/6/0/0
3/0/0/0
OPS .703 .694 .635 .781 .624 .674 .741 .400 .723
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 198/.670 91/.918 102/.704 118/.566 62/.725 114/.659 129/.790 137/.338 .701
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 705/.712 163/.574 135/.581 339/.858 73/.526 141/.687 155/.700 128/.466 .741
Road 547/.732 106/.648 118/.502 196/.660 74/.635 126/.844 155/.740 128/.343
Last 28d days 83/.619 35/1.151 10/.444 33/.338 25/.480 23/.859 31/.525 19/.368
HR/SB/CS 19/12/4 6/3/4 3/1/3 11/2/1 3/2/1 9/2/2 9/3/2 5/1/1 17/11/3
Usage ·····X·· oX··X··· o···o·o· Xo·X··o· Xo··X··o X····o·· oX···X·o ·······o

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.