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Game Preview: BOS @ TEX, 8:05pm, Friday, May 9, 2014 @Globe Life Park in Arlington

Red Sox, 17-17, 17-17 4th, 2 GB, 1½ GB in WC

SP: Clay Buchholz (29, RHP, 2-2, 5.63)

2014 Gamelogs / 2014 Splits / vs. TEX Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2014 (2-2) 32.0 42 23 20 9 24 4 5.63
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 3-2 39.0 49 26 23 9 28 6 5.31 45
2014-05-02 OAK W 6.1 3 1 1 3 5 0 110 65
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
Last 5 v.TEX 1-3 30.0 26 11 11 10 23 5 3.30 55
2012-07-24 @TEX ND 7.0 4 1 1 3 1 0 105 63
2011-04-03 @TEX L 6.1 5 4 4 2 3 4 86 48
2010-04-22 TEX L 6.2 6 3 3 1 10 0 114 59
2009-07-22 @TEX L 4.0 6 3 3 2 3 1 90 39
2008-04-21 TEX W 6.0 5 0 0 2 6 0 103 66
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   10-11   Road:    7-6    ExtrInn: 2-2 
 vsRHP:   9-13   vsLHP:   8-4    1-Run:   5-8 
 vsEast:  9-11   vsCntrl: 2-1    vsWest:  4-2  IL: 2-3 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 34 Wed, May  7   CIN  W   4-3       17-17  3rd  1.5 gb
 33 Tue, May  6   CIN  W   4-3 (12)  16-17  3rd  1.5 gb
 32 Sun, May  4   OAK  L   2-3 (10)  15-17  3rd  2.0 gb
 31 Sat, May  3   OAK  W   6-3       15-16  3rd  2.0 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
 Last 10: 6-4    Last 20:12-8    Last 30:15-15
Rangers, 18-17, 18-17 3rd, 2 GB, 1 GB in WC

SP: Yu Darvish (27, RHP, 2-1, 2.87)

2014 Gamelogs / 2014 Splits / vs. BOS Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2014 (2-1) 37.2 36 12 12 11 42 3 2.87
2013 (13-9) 209.2 145 68 66 80 277 26 2.83
2012 (16-9) 191.1 156 89 83 89 221 14 3.90
Last 7 GS 2-1 43.1 40 14 14 13 50 4 2.91 59
2014-05-04 @LAA W 6.1 7 3 3 1 9 2 116 55
2014-04-28 OAK L 3.1 6 4 4 2 4 0 83 34
2014-04-21 @OAK ND 6.0 8 3 3 4 6 1 116 46
2014-04-16 SEA ND 7.0 7 2 2 2 8 0 107 61
2014-04-11 HOU ND 8.0 1 0 0 1 9 0 101 88
2014-04-06 @TBR W 7.0 7 0 0 1 6 0 89 68
2013-09-29 LAA ND 5.2 4 2 2 2 8 1 84 59
Last 5 v.BOS 0-1 13.2 15 9 9 6 23 2 5.93 51
2013-05-05 BOS ND 7.0 4 3 3 2 14 2 127 69
2012-08-06 @BOS L 6.2 11 6 6 4 9 0 123 33
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   10-8    Road:    8-9    ExtrInn: 1-1 
 vsRHP:  11-11   vsLHP:   7-6    1-Run:   7-4 
 vsEast:  2-4    vsCntrl: 2-1    vsWest: 11-8  IL: 3-4 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 35 Thu, May  8   COL  W   5-0       18-17  3rd  2.0 gb
 34 Wed, May  7   COL  L   2-9       17-17  3rd  2.5 gb
 33 Tue, May  6  @COL  L   1-12      17-16  2nd  2.0 gb
 32 Mon, May  5  @COL  L   2-8       17-15  2nd  2.0 gb
 31 Sun, May  4  @LAA  W  14-3       17-14  2nd  2.0 gb
 30 Sat, May  3  @LAA  L   3-5       16-14  2nd  2.0 gb
 29 Fri, May  2  @LAA  W   5-2       16-13  2nd  2.0 gb
 28 Wed, Apr 30   OAK  L   1-12      15-13  2nd  3.0 gb
 27 Tue, Apr 29   OAK  L   3-9       15-12  2nd  2.0 gb
 26 Mon, Apr 28   OAK  L   0-4       15-11  2nd  1.0 gb
 Last 10: 3-7    Last 20:10-10   Last 30:16-14
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Wed, Apr 09, 2014 BOS  4  TEX  2        W:Andrew Miller (1-0), L: Alexi Ogando (0-1), S: Koji Uehara (2)
Tue, Apr 08, 2014 TEX 10 @BOS  7        W:Martin Perez (1-0), L: Felix Doubront (1-1), S: none
Mon, Apr 07, 2014 BOS  5  TEX  1        W:John Lackey (2-0), L: Tanner Scheppers (0-1), S: none

Thu, Jun 06, 2013 BOS  6  TEX  3        W:Andrew Bailey (2-0), L: Michael Kirkman (0-2), S: none
Wed, Jun 05, 2013 TEX  3 @BOS  2        W:Neal Cotts (1-0), L: Craig Breslow (2-1), S: Joe Nathan (18)
Tue, Jun 04, 2013 BOS 17  TEX  5        W:Ryan Dempster (3-6), L: Justin Grimm (5-4), S: none
Sun, May 05, 2013 TEX  4  BOS  3        W:Joe Nathan (1-0), L: Clayton Mortensen (0-2), S: none
Sat, May 04, 2013 TEX  5  BOS  1        W:Alexi Ogando (3-2), L: John Lackey (1-2), S: none
Fri, May 03, 2013 TEX  7  BOS  0        W:Derek Holland (2-2), L: Felix Doubront (3-1), S: none
Wed, Aug 08, 2012 TEX 10 @BOS  9        W:Alexi Ogando (2-0), L: Clayton Mortensen (1-1), S: Joe Nathan (23)
Season Series: 2014 - BOS over 2-1; 2013 - TEX won 4-2; 2012 - TEX won 6-2; All-Time - BOS leads 333-303

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
Red Sox Batters (4.15 RS/G) vs. Rangers Pitchers (4.97 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 11.Darvish
G/S/vB
56.Cotts*
G/S/vB
44.Frasor
G/S/vB
67.Germano
G/S/vB
22.Martinez
G/S/vB
41.Ogando
G/S/vB
49.Poreda*
G/S/vB
28.Soria
G/S/vB
37.Tolleson
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
2.Bogaerts G/S/vP ··· 2/.000 ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 132/90 .268/.379/.357/.736 1.045/.601 .907 87/.733 1/2 1/4
25.Bradley* G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/3.000 ··· ··· 3/.333 ··· 1/2.000 ··· 117/77 .210/.325/.320/.645 .556/.692 .629 87/.596 3/0 0/0
37.Carp* G/S/vP 8/.125 ··· 2/2.500 1/5.000 ··· 8/.625 ··· 1/.000 1/.000 40/35 .250/.325/.333/.658 .400/.698 .686 32/.665 0/1 0/0
5.Gomes G/S/vP ··· 2/.000 9/.833 3/.000 ··· 2/.000 ··· 2/1.000 ··· 85/46 .225/.329/.423/.752 .885/.642 .604 52/.792 0/0 3/2
10.Herrera# G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 42/35 .200/.300/.200/.500 .452/.510 .396 28/.443 0/2 0/1
16.Middlebrooks G/S/vP 4/.250 ··· 2/.000 2/.000 ··· 3/.666 ··· ··· ··· 61/40 .216/.344/.392/.736 .702/.756 .775 46/.690 0/0 2/2
12.Napoli G/S/vP 3/.333 3/.333 8/.250 1/3.000 ··· 10/.311 ··· 5/.450 1/.000 139/101 .289/.417/.482/.900 .831/.919 .917 90/.926 0/1 5/2
34.Ortiz* G/S/vP 3/1.666 7/.953 24/.809 1/.000 ··· 10/.967 ··· 4/1.500 1/.000 141/88 .258/.362/.458/.820 .931/.756 .741 95/.804 0/0 6/
15.Pedroia G/S/vP 7/1.571 ··· 15/.343 1/.000 ··· 11/.582 ··· 6/.334 1/.000 155/107 .284/.348/.397/.746 .759/.740 .661 105/.862 2/3 1/1
40.Pierzynski* G/S/vP ··· 1/5.000 6/.533 5/.800 ··· 4/1.000 ··· 19/.780 ··· 104/77 .287/.330/.415/.745 .329/.877 .684 76/.788 0/0 3/2
3.Ross G/S/vP 3/2.667 1/2.000 ··· 2/1.500 ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 36/14 .182/.250/.424/.674 .897/.357 .817 22/.727 0/0 2/3
38.Sizemore* G/S/vP ··· 14/.321 12/1.318 ··· ··· 5/.650 1/.000 8/1.292 ··· 105/78 .234/.305/.372/.677 .671/.679 .639 72/.530 2/0 2/0
18.Victorino G/S/vP ··· 3/.666 6/1.333 6/.334 ··· 3/.333 ··· ··· ··· 50/35 .273/.340/.386/.726 .718/.730 .382 50/.726 1/0 0/0
IP 37.2 12.2 12.0 19.2 16.0 7.0 13.0 16.2 TOTAL .247/.340/.383/.723 .721/.724 .686 .732 11/9 27/25
ERA-K/9 2.87/10.0 5.68/8.5 1.50/8.2 /0.0 2.29/4.6 8.44/8.4 0.00/3.9 2.77/11.1 4.86/7.5 4.59/7.0

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Pierzynski (10-5-2)
 Ross (10-1-1)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 160/.247 58/.280 48/.171 / 80/.235 81/.347 26/.217 47/.114 69/.250 .277  Bradley
 Sizemore
 Carp
 Victorino
 Gomes
1/26/6/3
14/10/3/3
6/0/0/0
0/0/10/0
21/0/4/0
OPS .676 .808 .490 .743 .850 .612 .331 .914 .768
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 112/.689 24/1.053 21/.449 / 48/.709 39/.882 12/.583 25/.492 31/.862 .750
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 48/.647 34/.619 27/.524 / 32/.781 42/.817 14/.630 22/.141 38/.955 .783
Home 74/.539 24/.482 24/.214 / 23/.604 37/.796 9/.476 24/.268 39/.825
Last 28d days 105/.834 36/.736 32/.435 / 56/.710 54/.994 26/.612 30/.174 56/.968
HR/SB/CS 3/5/0 1/0/0 0/1/0 // 2/0/0 1/2/0 0/0/1 0/0/0 6/2/0 30/19/7
Usage ····X··· ··Xo··X· X··X·oo· X···X··· ··X··Xo· o··o··o· o·····o· ··oo·X··
Rangers Batters (4.17 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
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
1.Andrus G/S/vP 8/.625 4/.833 7/1.000 1/.000 6/1.000 1/.000 6/1.500 8/.375 151/103 .227/.297/.303/.600 .753/.534 .591 106/.557 11/2 1/7
7.Arencibia G/S/vP 20/.000 3/.000 5/.000 2/1.000 4/1.250 ··· 2/2.500 5/.600 52/37 .128/.192/.255/.448 1.026/.223 .199 33/.522 0/0 1/2
29.Beltre G/S/vP 9/.472 3/2.667 7/.286 6/.334 8/.417 4/.500 5/1.400 6/.666 88/55 .253/.330/.392/.722 .927/.597 .726 55/.683 0/0 2/6
61.Chirinos G/S/vP ··· 1/3.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 78/51 .229/.289/.357/.647 .617/.662 .599 59/.614 0/0 2/2
15.Choice G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 84/43 .243/.345/.343/.688 .678/.694 .726 70/.782 1/0 2/0
17.Choo* G/S/vP 13/.508 6/1.467 10/1.250 2/1.000 2/.000 1/.000 2/1.000 3/.333 129/82 .343/.481/.515/.996 1.125/.923 .723 83/1.008 3/2 3/2
84.Fielder* G/S/vP 7/.453 10/.856 4/.500 7/1.429 11/.728 6/.733 ··· 2/.000 151/96 .228/.351/.354/.705 .722/.688 .746 106/.822 0/0 3/3
2.Martin* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· 2/.000 ··· ··· 4/.000 126/87 .283/.331/.354/.685 .492/.766 .913 88/.709 9/2 1/2
18.Moreland* G/S/vP 2/.000 2/3.000 7/1.285 ··· 3/.666 1/.000 ··· 2/2.000 84/73 .284/.329/.419/.748 .222/.805 .644 51/.739 0/0 1/0
73.Odor* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 4/1 .000/.000/.000/.000 .000/.000 .000 4/.000 0/0 0/0
51.Rios G/S/vP 19/.530 3/.666 4/1.417 6/.000 4/.583 ··· 6/.666 5/1.600 146/98 .311/.356/.452/.808 1.241/.608 .801 103/.803 5/4 2/2
3.Sardinas# G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 4/2 .333/.500/.333/.833 .500/1.000 2.000 4/.833 0/0 0/0
IP 32.0 20.1 9.0 16.0 14.2 10.0 14.0 14.2 TOTAL .260/.337/.377/.714 .812/.667 .711 .724 30/10 21/30
ERA-K/9 5.63/6.8 3.10/4.4 5.00/6.0 1.69/8.4 1.84/12.2 9.00/5.4 3.21/7.7 1.23/13.5 3.61/8.3

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Arencibia (9-2-2)
 Chirinos (10-5-1)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 148/.304 82/.284 41/.294 65/.203 58/.170 50/.356 61/.276 59/.236 .255  Martin
 Choice
 Choo
 Rios
 Moreland
0/33/0/2
14/5/2/1
22/0/0/1
0/0/33/1
1/0/0/0
OPS .808 .779 .753 .548 .432 .941 .674 .639 .715
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 88/.668 37/.830 17/.812 24/.341 22/.333 26/.862 28/.839 30/.245 .691
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 60/1.003 45/.737 24/.707 41/.675 36/.487 24/1.024 33/.533 29/1.043 .734
Road 82/.660 14/1.198 10/.444 27/.228 21/.596 12/.432 28/.750 19/.684
Last 28d days 99/.660 58/.652 38/.820 48/.622 46/.377 32/.958 36/.747 40/.778
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 29/20/6
Usage ······X· ·oo·o··X ·oo···X· ·o··Xo·o ··X·X·oX ······X· ··X·o··X ·oo·XX·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.