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Game Preview: BOS @ TEX, 3:05pm, Sunday, May 11, 2014 @Globe Life Park in Arlington

Red Sox, 18-18, 18-18 3rd, 3 GB, 1½ GB in WC

SP: John Lackey (35, RHP, 4-2, 3.72)

2014 Gamelogs / 2014 Splits / vs. TEX Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2014 (4-2) 46.0 46 20 19 11 43 5 3.72
2013 (10-13) 189.1 179 80 74 40 161 26 3.52
2011 (12-12) 160.0 203 119 114 56 108 20 6.41
Last 7 GS 4-2 46.0 46 20 19 11 43 5 3.72 55
2014-05-04 OAK ND 6.0 5 2 2 3 4 0 107 55
2014-04-29 TBR W 8.0 6 2 2 1 5 0 112 66
2014-04-23 NYY W 8.0 7 1 1 0 11 0 111 75
2014-04-18 BAL L 5.1 10 6 6 4 6 0 100 26
2014-04-12 @NYY L 5.2 10 6 6 0 6 4 95 31
2014-04-07 TEX W 7.0 5 1 0 2 5 0 95 68
2014-04-02 @BAL W 6.0 3 2 2 1 6 1 90 63
Last 5 v.TEX 2-2 29.2 31 15 14 11 20 3 4.25 49
2014-04-07 TEX W 7.0 5 1 0 2 5 0 95 68
2013-06-05 TEX ND 6.0 5 1 1 0 5 1 108 63
2013-05-04 @TEX L 5.0 6 3 3 3 4 1 98 44
2011-09-04 TEX L 5.0 8 6 6 3 1 0 103 25
2011-08-23 @TEX W 6.2 7 4 4 3 5 1 106 46
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   10-11   Road:    8-7    ExtrInn: 2-2 
 vsRHP:   9-14   vsLHP:   9-4    1-Run:   5-8 
 vsEast:  9-11   vsCntrl: 2-1    vsWest:  5-3  IL: 2-3 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 36 Sat, May 10  @TEX  W   8-3       18-18  3rd  3.0 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
 Last 10: 6-4    Last 20:11-9    Last 30:16-14
Rangers, 19-18, 19-18 3rd, 3 GB, 1 GB in WC

SP: Robbie Ross (25, LHP, 1-3, 4.74)

2014 Gamelogs / 2014 Splits / vs. BOS Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2014 (1-3) 38.0 50 29 20 10 29 4 4.74
2013 (4-2) 62.1 63 21 21 19 58 4 3.03
2012 (6-0) 65.0 55 21 16 23 47 3 2.22
Last 7 GS 1-3 38.0 50 29 20 10 29 4 4.74 43
2014-05-06 @COL L 5.1 12 6 6 1 1 1 86 20
2014-04-30 OAK L 3.1 11 10 6 1 2 0 83 7
2014-04-25 @SEA ND 6.0 6 2 2 0 5 0 101 57
2014-04-20 CHW L 5.1 7 7 4 0 8 2 86 40
2014-04-15 SEA W 7.2 5 0 0 0 2 0 90 71
2014-04-09 @BOS ND 5.1 2 1 0 6 4 0 98 60
2014-04-02 PHI ND 5.0 7 3 2 2 7 1 96 48
Last 5 v.BOS 0-0 5.1 2 1 0 6 4 0 0.00 60
2014-04-09 @BOS ND 5.1 2 1 0 6 4 0 98 60
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   11-9    Road:    8-9    ExtrInn: 1-1 
 vsRHP:  12-11   vsLHP:   7-7    1-Run:   7-4 
 vsEast:  3-5    vsCntrl: 2-1    vsWest: 11-8  IL: 3-4 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 37 Sat, May 10   BOS  L   3-8       19-18  3rd  3.0 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
 Last 10: 4-6    Last 20: 9-11   Last 30:16-14
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Sat, May 10, 2014 BOS  8 @TEX  3        W:Jon Lester (4-4), L: Martin Perez (4-3), S: none
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
Season Series: 2014 - BOS over 3-2; 2013 - TEX won 4-2; 2012 - TEX won 6-2; All-Time - BOS leads 334-304

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 (4.14 RS/G) vs. Rangers Pitchers (4.92 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 46.Ross*
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/no AB 2/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 140/95 .252/.364/.336/.700 .967/.581 .800 87/.699 1/2 1/4
25.Bradley* G/S/vP 3/.667 ··· 1/3.000 1/2.000 ··· 3/.333 ··· 1/2.000 1/.000 124/82 .217/.331/.321/.651 .610/.672 .647 86/.629 3/0 0/0
37.Carp* G/S/vP 1/.000 ··· 2/2.500 1/5.000 ··· 8/.625 ··· 1/.000 1/.000 40/35 .250/.325/.333/.658 .400/.698 .686 27/.718 0/1 0/0
5.Gomes G/S/vP 5/.650 2/.000 9/.833 4/.000 ··· 2/.000 1/.000 2/1.000 ··· 90/47 .224/.322/.408/.730 .844/.627 .576 57/.753 0/0 3/2
10.Herrera# G/S/vP 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 42/35 .200/.300/.200/.500 .452/.510 .396 20/.465 0/2 0/1
16.Middlebrooks G/S/vP ··· ··· 2/.000 3/.333 ··· 3/.666 ··· ··· 1/.000 68/45 .211/.338/.368/.707 .729/.694 .705 53/.658 0/0 2/2
12.Napoli G/S/vP 2/.500 3/.333 8/.250 2/1.500 ··· 11/.282 1/.000 5/.450 1/.000 148/106 .275/.412/.458/.870 .810/.887 .837 91/.843 0/1 5/2
34.Ortiz* G/S/vP 4/1.167 7/.953 24/.809 2/.500 ··· 10/.967 1/.000 4/1.500 1/.000 150/93 .266/.367/.484/.851 1.021/.751 .828 96/.909 0/0 7/
15.Pedroia G/S/vP 5/.800 ··· 15/.343 2/1.000 ··· 11/.582 ··· 6/.334 2/.500 164/113 .284/.354/.392/.746 .782/.730 .671 109/.864 2/4 1/1
40.Pierzynski* G/S/vP 1/.000 1/5.000 6/.533 5/.800 ··· 4/1.000 ··· 19/.780 ··· 107/80 .278/.321/.402/.723 .329/.843 .636 71/.718 0/0 3/2
3.Ross G/S/vP 2/.000 1/2.000 ··· 4/.750 ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 2/.000 41/17 .162/.244/.378/.622 .883/.294 .663 27/.639 0/1 2/3
38.Sizemore* G/S/vP ··· 14/.321 12/1.318 ··· ··· 5/.650 1/.000 8/1.292 ··· 108/81 .227/.296/.361/.657 .671/.652 .592 70/.485 2/0 2/0
18.Victorino G/S/vP 1/.000 3/.666 6/1.333 7/.310 ··· 3/.333 ··· ··· 1/.000 59/41 .288/.339/.385/.724 .944/.626 .528 59/.724 1/0 0/0
IP 38.0 12.2 12.0 2.0 19.2 16.1 8.1 13.0 18.2 TOTAL .244/.338/.376/.714 .744/.700 .670 .725 11/11 28/25
ERA-K/9 4.74/6.9 5.68/8.5 1.50/8.2 9.00/9.0 2.29/4.6 8.27/8.3 0.00/5.4 2.77/11.1 4.34/7.2 4.55/7.2

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

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 178/.314 58/.280 48/.171 10/.286 80/.235 82/.342 30/.185 47/.114 75/.232 .273  Bradley
 Sizemore
 Carp
 Victorino
 Gomes
1/28/6/3
15/10/3/3
6/0/0/0
0/0/12/0
22/0/4/0
OPS .832 .808 .490 .686 .743 .839 .526 .331 .859 .757
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 61/.819 24/1.053 21/.449 2/2.000 48/.709 39/.882 13/.538 25/.492 32/.833 .751
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 117/.839 34/.619 27/.524 8/.417 32/.781 43/.797 17/.508 22/.141 43/.877 .763
Home 103/.801 24/.482 24/.214 10/.686 23/.604 38/.774 13/.322 24/.268 45/.742
Last 28d days 133/.848 36/.736 32/.435 10/.686 56/.710 52/1.034 30/.526 25/.000 55/.891
HR/SB/CS 4/1/2 1/0/0 0/1/0 0/0/0 2/0/0 1/2/0 0/0/1 0/0/0 6/2/1 31/19/9
Usage ····X··· ····Xo·· ··X··X·o X······· ··X···X· ·o··X··X X·o··o·· ··o····· X···oo·X
Rangers Batters (4.24 RS/G) vs. Red Sox Pitchers (4.33 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 41.Lackey
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 33/.509 4/.833 8/.857 2/1.500 6/1.000 1/.000 7/1.571 8/.375 160/107 .255/.318/.340/.659 .802/.592 .706 108/.623 11/2 1/7
7.Arencibia G/S/vP 12/.531 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 67/.629 3/2.667 7/.286 7/.286 8/.417 4/.500 6/1.166 6/.666 96/59 .244/.323/.384/.707 .863/.609 .689 63/.665 0/0 2/6
61.Chirinos G/S/vP ··· 1/3.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 81/51 .219/.278/.342/.621 .549/.662 .555 59/.614 0/0 2/2
15.Choice G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 87/43 .236/.345/.333/.678 .658/.694 .703 68/.710 1/0 2/0
17.Choo* G/S/vP 21/1.032 6/1.467 11/1.323 3/.666 2/.000 1/.000 2/1.000 3/.333 138/85 .336/.471/.505/.976 1.089/.905 .722 83/1.072 3/2 3/2
84.Fielder* G/S/vP 12/.833 10/.856 4/.500 8/1.250 11/.728 6/.733 1/.000 2/.000 159/100 .226/.346/.346/.692 .679/.694 .716 106/.826 0/0 3/3
2.Martin* G/S/vP 7/.629 1/2.000 1/.000 1/5.000 2/.000 ··· ··· 4/.000 134/90 .292/.341/.383/.724 .591/.785 .961 89/.769 9/3 2/2
18.Moreland* G/S/vP 14/.619 3/1.667 7/1.285 1/2.000 3/.666 2/.000 ··· 2/2.000 89/77 .304/.345/.430/.775 .425/.815 .707 53/.834 0/0 1/0
73.Odor* G/S/vP ··· 1/2.000 1/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 9/4 .222/.222/.222/.444 .000/1.000 .444 9/.444 0/1 0/0
51.Rios G/S/vP 29/.654 4/.500 4/1.417 6/.000 4/.583 1/.000 6/.666 5/1.600 154/103 .310/.351/.458/.808 1.248/.601 .802 103/.838 5/4 2/3
3.Sardinas# G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 8/2 .286/.375/.286/.661 .533/1.000 .800 8/.661 0/0 0/0
IP 46.0 21.0 10.0 17.2 15.0 11.0 15.0 14.2 TOTAL .263/.337/.381/.719 .803/.676 .721 .740 30/12 22/31
ERA-K/9 3.72/8.4 3.00/4.7 4.50/6.3 2.55/8.6 1.80/12.6 8.18/5.7 3.00/7.8 1.23/13.5 3.72/8.4

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Arencibia (9-2-2)
 Chirinos (10-7-2)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 191/.260 86/.295 45/.289 73/.227 59/.167 53/.333 64/.279 59/.236 .258  Martin
 Choice
 Choo
 Rios
 Moreland
0/35/0/3
14/5/3/1
24/0/0/1
0/0/34/1
1/0/0/0
OPS .711 .790 .728 .636 .424 .885 .674 .639 .720
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 117/.644 40/.871 20/.789 29/.528 22/.333 27/.828 29/.809 30/.245 .701
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 74/.819 46/.721 25/.675 44/.709 37/.473 26/.940 35/.560 29/1.043 .734
Road 48/.909 18/1.150 14/.462 35/.481 22/.568 15/.343 31/.742 19/.684
Last 28d days 116/.659 56/.560 39/.774 51/.765 44/.368 35/.871 39/.740 40/.778
HR/SB/CS 5/6/1 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· X··oo·o· ·X·oo··· ·X·o··Xo o···X·X· ·o······ o···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.