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Game Preview: BOS @ TEX, 8:05pm, Saturday, May 10, 2014 @Globe Life Park in Arlington

Red Sox, 17-18, 17-18 4th, 3 GB, 2½ GB in WC

SP: Jon Lester (30, LHP, 3-4, 2.59)

2014 Gamelogs / 2014 Splits / vs. TEX Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2014 (3-4) 48.2 43 21 14 10 58 3 2.59
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 3-4 48.2 43 21 14 10 58 3 2.59 61
2014-05-03 OAK W 8.0 1 0 0 2 15 0 119 93
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
Last 5 v.TEX 0-2 26.0 32 22 22 13 17 8 7.62 39
2013-06-06 TEX ND 6.0 7 3 3 3 4 2 108 47
2013-05-05 @TEX ND 6.0 5 3 3 3 7 2 115 54
2012-08-07 TEX L 6.2 6 4 4 2 4 0 116 48
2012-04-17 TEX L 2.0 8 7 7 4 2 1 80 10
2011-04-01 @TEX ND 5.1 6 5 5 1 0 3 88 35
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   10-11   Road:    7-7    ExtrInn: 2-2 
 vsRHP:   9-14   vsLHP:   8-4    1-Run:   5-8 
 vsEast:  9-11   vsCntrl: 2-1    vsWest:  4-3  IL: 2-3 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 35 Fri, May  9  @TEX  L   0-8       17-18  4th  3.0 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
 Last 10: 5-5    Last 20:11-9    Last 30:15-15
Rangers, 19-17, 19-17 2nd, 2 GB, 1 GB in WC

SP: Martin Perez (23, LHP, 4-2, 3.59)

2014 Gamelogs / 2014 Splits / vs. BOS Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2014 (4-2) 47.2 41 19 19 15 31 2 3.59
2013 (10-6) 124.1 129 55 50 37 84 15 3.62
2012 (1-4) 38.0 47 26 23 15 25 3 5.45
Last 7 GS 4-2 47.2 41 19 19 15 31 2 3.59 55
2014-05-05 @COL L 5.0 7 5 5 3 5 2 95 35
2014-04-29 OAK L 4.2 8 8 8 3 3 0 87 16
2014-04-23 @OAK W 9.0 3 0 0 2 3 0 109 82
2014-04-18 CHW W 9.0 3 0 0 1 8 0 109 88
2014-04-13 HOU W 8.0 5 0 0 3 2 0 107 71
2014-04-08 @BOS W 6.1 8 4 4 3 3 0 101 41
2014-04-01 PHI ND 5.2 7 2 2 0 7 0 83 54
Last 5 v.BOS 1-0 12.1 13 5 5 5 4 0 3.65 49
2014-04-08 @BOS W 6.1 8 4 4 3 3 0 101 41
2012-07-24 BOS ND 6.0 5 1 1 2 1 0 98 57
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   11-8    Road:    8-9    ExtrInn: 1-1 
 vsRHP:  12-11   vsLHP:   7-6    1-Run:   7-4 
 vsEast:  3-4    vsCntrl: 2-1    vsWest: 11-8  IL: 3-4 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 36 Fri, May  9   BOS  W   8-0       19-17  2nd  2.0 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
 Last 10: 4-6    Last 20:10-10   Last 30:16-14
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Fri, May 09, 2014 TEX  8  BOS  0        W:Yu Darvish (3-1), L: Clay Buchholz (2-3), S: none
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
Season Series: 2014 - tied 2-2; 2013 - TEX won 4-2; 2012 - TEX won 6-2; All-Time - BOS leads 333-304

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 (4.03 RS/G) vs. Rangers Pitchers (4.83 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 33.Perez*
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 3/.000 2/.000 ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 135/93 .263/.378/.351/.729 1.045/.594 .881 86/.733 1/2 1/4
25.Bradley* G/S/vP 2/.000 ··· 1/3.000 ··· ··· 3/.333 ··· 1/2.000 ··· 120/80 .204/.317/.311/.627 .556/.663 .588 86/.588 3/0 0/0
37.Carp* G/S/vP ··· ··· 2/2.500 1/5.000 ··· 8/.625 ··· 1/.000 1/.000 40/35 .250/.325/.333/.658 .400/.698 .686 28/.690 0/1 0/0
5.Gomes G/S/vP 9/.730 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 24/.473 0/2 0/1
16.Middlebrooks G/S/vP 3/1.334 ··· 2/.000 2/.000 ··· 3/.666 ··· ··· ··· 64/43 .204/.328/.370/.698 .702/.697 .686 49/.644 0/0 2/2
12.Napoli G/S/vP 3/2.000 3/.333 8/.250 1/3.000 ··· 11/.282 ··· 5/.450 1/.000 143/105 .282/.413/.470/.883 .831/.896 .868 90/.926 0/1 5/2
34.Ortiz* G/S/vP 3/.000 7/.953 24/.809 1/.000 ··· 10/.967 ··· 4/1.500 1/.000 145/92 .258/.359/.452/.810 .931/.744 .723 95/.804 0/0 6/
15.Pedroia G/S/vP 6/.500 ··· 15/.343 1/.000 ··· 11/.582 ··· 6/.334 1/.000 159/111 .276/.340/.386/.726 .759/.712 .614 104/.839 2/3 1/1
40.Pierzynski* G/S/vP 3/1.334 1/5.000 6/.533 5/.800 ··· 4/1.000 ··· 19/.780 ··· 107/80 .278/.321/.402/.723 .329/.843 .636 75/.695 0/0 3/2
3.Ross G/S/vP ··· 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 3/1.334 14/.321 12/1.318 ··· ··· 5/.650 1/.000 8/1.292 ··· 108/81 .227/.296/.361/.657 .671/.652 .592 75/.507 2/0 2/0
18.Victorino G/S/vP ··· 3/.666 6/1.333 6/.334 ··· 3/.333 ··· ··· ··· 54/39 .250/.315/.354/.669 .718/.651 .276 54/.669 1/0 0/0
IP 47.2 12.2 12.0 19.2 16.1 7.0 13.0 16.2 TOTAL .242/.335/.374/.709 .721/.704 .653 .715 11/9 27/25
ERA-K/9 3.59/5.8 5.68/8.5 1.50/8.2 /0.0 2.29/4.6 8.27/8.3 0.00/3.9 2.77/11.1 4.86/7.5 4.46/7.2

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Pierzynski (10-7-2)
 Ross (10-1-1)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 184/.244 58/.280 48/.171 / 80/.235 82/.342 26/.217 47/.114 69/.250 .271  Bradley
 Sizemore
 Carp
 Victorino
 Gomes
1/27/6/3
15/10/3/3
6/0/0/0
0/0/11/0
21/0/4/0
OPS .675 .808 .490 .743 .839 .612 .331 .914 .754
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 41/.507 24/1.053 21/.449 / 48/.709 39/.882 12/.583 25/.492 31/.862 .738
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 143/.724 34/.619 27/.524 / 32/.781 43/.797 14/.630 22/.141 38/.955 .767
Home 104/.625 24/.482 24/.214 / 23/.604 38/.774 9/.476 24/.268 39/.825
Last 28d days 136/.634 36/.736 32/.435 / 56/.710 55/.975 26/.612 25/.000 49/.973
HR/SB/CS 2/0/3 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·· o··X··Xo ·o··o··o ·o·····o ···oo·X·
Rangers Batters (4.28 RS/G) vs. Red Sox Pitchers (4.37 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
1.Andrus G/S/vP 27/.576 4/.833 8/.857 2/1.500 6/1.000 1/.000 6/1.500 8/.375 156/106 .248/.314/.328/.642 .788/.578 .675 106/.584 11/2 1/7
7.Arencibia G/S/vP 46/.581 3/.000 5/.000 3/.833 4/1.250 1/.000 2/2.500 5/.600 56/40 .120/.179/.240/.419 1.005/.206 .174 33/.534 0/0 1/2
29.Beltre G/S/vP 26/.905 3/2.667 7/.286 7/.286 8/.417 4/.500 5/1.400 6/.666 92/58 .253/.326/.398/.724 .898/.620 .730 59/.688 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 68/.722 1/0 2/0
17.Choo* G/S/vP 17/.253 6/1.467 11/1.323 3/.666 2/.000 1/.000 2/1.000 3/.333 134/85 .340/.478/.505/.982 1.119/.905 .718 83/1.056 3/2 3/2
84.Fielder* G/S/vP 16/.580 10/.856 4/.500 8/1.250 11/.728 6/.733 ··· 2/.000 155/99 .231/.355/.354/.709 .709/.702 .750 105/.830 0/0 3/3
2.Martin* G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 1/5.000 2/.000 ··· ··· 4/.000 130/89 .291/.336/.385/.721 .604/.771 .966 88/.737 9/3 2/2
18.Moreland* G/S/vP 3/1.666 2/3.000 7/1.285 1/2.000 3/.666 2/.000 ··· 2/2.000 88/76 .308/.349/.436/.785 .425/.827 .724 52/.852 0/0 1/0
73.Odor* G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 8/3 .125/.125/.125/.250 .000/.667 .250 8/.250 0/1 0/0
51.Rios G/S/vP 45/.633 3/.666 4/1.417 6/.000 4/.583 1/.000 6/.666 5/1.600 150/102 .312/.353/.449/.803 1.241/.607 .791 102/.806 5/4 2/3
3.Sardinas# G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 4/2 .333/.500/.333/.833 .500/1.000 2.000 4/.833 0/0 0/0
IP 48.2 20.1 10.0 17.2 14.2 11.0 14.0 14.2 TOTAL .265/.339/.382/.721 .819/.674 .726 .733 30/12 22/31
ERA-K/9 2.59/10.7 3.10/4.4 4.50/6.3 2.55/8.6 1.84/12.2 8.18/5.7 3.21/7.7 1.23/13.5 3.74/8.3

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

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 193/.238 82/.284 45/.289 73/.227 58/.170 53/.333 61/.276 59/.236 .259  Martin
 Choice
 Choo
 Rios
 Moreland
0/34/0/2
14/5/2/1
23/0/0/1
0/0/34/1
1/0/0/0
OPS .637 .779 .728 .636 .432 .885 .674 .639 .722
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 50/.703 37/.830 20/.789 29/.528 22/.333 27/.828 28/.839 30/.245 .703
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 143/.613 45/.737 25/.675 44/.709 36/.487 26/.940 33/.533 29/1.043 .737
Road 109/.618 14/1.198 14/.462 35/.481 21/.596 15/.343 28/.750 19/.684
Last 28d days 110/.650 52/.525 39/.774 56/.730 43/.377 35/.871 36/.747 40/.778
HR/SB/CS 3/3/0 1/0/1 0/0/0 1/0/0 0/0/0 1/3/0 1/0/0 2/0/1 30/20/8
Usage ······X· ··oo·o·· X·oo···X X·o··Xo· ···X·X·o o······X ···X·o·· ··oo·XX·

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.