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Game Preview: STL @ CHC, 2:20pm, Friday, August 17, 2007 @Wrigley Field

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St. Louis Cardinals, 58-60, 3rd, 2½ GB, 6 GB in WC

SP: Braden Looper (32, RHP, 10-9, 5.08)

   2007 Gamelogs / 2007 Splits / vs. CHC Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2007 (10-9)           127.2 138  75  72  38  62 15    5.08      
 2006 (9-3)             73.1  76  30  29  20  41  3    3.56      
 2005 (4-7)             59.1  65  31  26  22  27  7    3.94      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         4-3  38.2  46  27  26   8  21  6    6.05   43 
 2007-08-11    LAD   W   6     4   1   1   1   3  0      85   62 
 2007-08-06    SDP   W   6.1   6   4   4   0   6  3     104   51 
 2007-08-01    PIT   L   4     8   7   7   1   0  2      74   17 
 2007-07-26    CHC   W   7     5   1   1   2   3  1     107   64 
 2007-07-21    ATL   L   2.2  10   7   7   1   3  0      70   12 
 2007-07-16    FLA   W   6.1   5   2   2   1   4  0      88   58 
 2007-07-07    SFG   L   6.1   8   5   4   2   2  0      90   39 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.CHC      2-0  14    10   2   2   4   8  1    1.29   65 
 2007-07-26    CHC   W   7     5   1   1   2   3  1     107   64 
 2007-04-20    CHC   W   7     5   1   1   2   5  0      90   66 
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   30-27   Road:   28-33   ExtrInn: 6-3 
 vsRHP:  37-40   vsLHP:  21-20   1-Run:  10-14
 vsEast:  8-17   vsCntrl:29-20   vsWest: 15-14 IL: 6-9 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
118 Thu, Aug 16  @MIL  W   8-0       58-60  3rd  2.5 gb
117 Wed, Aug 15  @MIL  W   8-3       57-60  3rd  3.5 gb
116 Tue, Aug 14  @MIL  W  12-4       56-60  3rd  4.5 gb
115 Sun, Aug 12   LAD  W  12-2       55-60  3rd  5.5 gb
114 Sat, Aug 11   LAD  W   6-1       54-60  3rd  6.5 gb
113 Fri, Aug 10   LAD  L   1-2       53-60  3rd  6.5 gb
112 Thu, Aug  9   SDP  W   5-0       53-59  3rd  5.5 gb
111 Wed, Aug  8   SDP  W   2-1       52-59  3rd  6.0 gb
110 Tue, Aug  7   SDP  L   0-4       51-59  3rd  7.0 gb
109 Mon, Aug  6   SDP  W  10-5       51-58  3rd  7.0 gb
 Last 10: 8-2    Last 20:12-8    Last 30:17-13
Chicago Cubs, 61-59, 2nd, ½ GB, 4 GB in WC

SP: Rich Hill (27, LHP, 6-7, 3.85)

   2007 Gamelogs / 2007 Splits / vs. STL Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2007 (6-7)            140.1 123  64  60  48 128 23    3.85      
 2006 (6-7)             99.1  83  51  46  39  90 16    4.17      
 2005 (0-2)             23.2  25  24  24  17  21  3    9.13      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         1-2  42.1  46  24  22  17  38  7    4.68   49 
 2007-08-11    COL   L   5.2   9   7   7   2   4  1      89   25 
 2007-08-06    HOU  ND   7     3   1   1   2   6  1     101   71 
 2007-08-01    PHI  ND   4.2   8   4   3   3   5  1      95   36 
 2007-07-27    CIN  ND   5     6   2   2   3   8  1     104   52 
 2007-07-21    ARI  ND   6     6   2   1   4   6  0     115   56 
 2007-07-16    SFG   W   8     4   2   2   2   3  1      95   67 
 2007-07-04    WSN   L   6    10   6   6   1   6  2     104   33 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.STL      0-0  10.1  10   5   5   3   3  2    4.35   49 
 2006-08-26    STL  ND   7     4   1   1   0   2  1      93   67 
 2006-07-27    STL  ND   3.1   6   4   4   3   1  1      83   30 
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   31-30   Road:   30-29   ExtrInn: 1-7 
 vsRHP:  50-40   vsLHP:  11-19   1-Run:  15-19
 vsEast: 15-18   vsCntrl:25-25   vsWest: 13-12 IL: 8-4 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
120 Thu, Aug 16   CIN  W  12-4       61-59  2nd  0.5 gb
119 Wed, Aug 15   CIN  L   9-11      60-59  2nd  1.5 gb
118 Tue, Aug 14   CIN  L   5-6       60-58  2nd  1.5 gb
117 Sun, Aug 12  @COL  L   3-6       60-57  2nd  1.5 gb
116 Sat, Aug 11  @COL  L   2-15      60-56  2nd  1.5 gb
115 Fri, Aug 10  @COL  W   6-2       60-55  2nd  0.5 gb
114 Thu, Aug  9  @COL  W  10-2       59-55  2nd  0.5 gb
113 Wed, Aug  8  @HOU  L   2-8       58-55  2nd  1.0 gb
112 Tue, Aug  7  @HOU  L   2-5       58-54  2nd  1.0 gb
111 Mon, Aug  6  @HOU  L   1-2 (10)  58-53  2nd  1.0 gb
 Last 10: 3-7    Last 20: 8-12   Last 30:14-16
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Thu, Jul 26, 2007 STL 11  CHC  1    W:Braden Looper (8-8), L: Jason Marquis (7-6), S: none
Wed, Jul 25, 2007 CHC  7 @STL  1    W:Ted Lilly (11-4), L: Adam Wainwright (9-8), S: none
Tue, Jul 24, 2007 CHC  4 @STL  3    W:Carlos Zambrano (13-7), L: Kip Wells (4-13), S: Ryan Dempster (17)
Sat, Apr 28, 2007 CHC  8 @STL  1    W:Carlos Zambrano (2-2), L: Adam Wainwright (1-2), S: none
Fri, Apr 27, 2007 CHC  5 @STL  3    W:Jason Marquis (3-1), L: Anthony Reyes (0-4), S: Ryan Dempster (4)
Sun, Apr 22, 2007 STL 12 @CHC  9 (10)   W:Jason Isringhausen (1-0), L: Ryan Dempster (0-1), S: none
Sat, Apr 21, 2007 CHC  6  STL  0    W:Jason Marquis (2-1), L: Anthony Reyes (0-3), S: none
Fri, Apr 20, 2007 STL  2 @CHC  1    W:Braden Looper (3-1), L: Ted Lilly (1-2), S: Jason Isringhausen (4)

Sun, Aug 27, 2006 STL 10  CHC  6    W:Braden Looper (7-1), L: Bobby Howry (3-5), S: none
Sat, Aug 26, 2006 STL  2  CHC  1    W:Randy Flores (1-1), L: Roberto Novoa (2-1), S: none
Season Series: 2007 - CHC leads 5-3; 2006 - CHC won 11-8; 2005 - CHC won 10-6; All-Time - CHC leads 1131-1070

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 2007 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

Stat

Best

Middle

Worst

RS/G

NYY  5.91

BAL  4.67

WSN  3.89

RA/G

SDP  3.88

NYY  4.70

TBD  6.04

BA

M. Ordonez  .356

K. Lofton  .291

R. Langerhans  .154

OBP

B. Bonds  .495

S. Stewart  .361

M. Olivo  .254

SLG

R. Braun  .668

A. Ethier  .464

N. Punto  .266

OPS

B. Bonds  1.084

X. Nady  .825

R. Langerhans  .538

ERA

C. Young  1.93

G. Maddux  4.00

A. Eaton  6.36

K/9IP

E. Bedard  11.02

B. Arroyo  6.38

S. Trachsel  3.06

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St. Louis Cardinals Batters (4.52 RS/G) vs. Chicago Cubs Pitchers (4.33 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 53.Hill*
G/S/vB
46.Dempster
G/S/vB
47.Eyre*
G/S/vB
62.Howry
G/S/vB
49.Marmol
G/S/vB
34.Wood
G/S/vB
43.Wuertz
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
24.Ankiel* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 29/22 .296/.345/.667/1.012 .715/1.114 .432 29/1.012 0/0 3/0
28.Bennett G/S/vP 2/3.500 6/1.867 3/1.000 3/1.666 4/1.250 6/.000 4/.833 144/107 .237/.268/.305/.573 .365/.646 .649 22/.668 1/1 1/0
16.Duncan* G/S/vP 6/.666 3/2.000 1/.000 4/1.833 5/1.733 ··· 6/.666 371/290 .273/.367/.516/.883 .647/.949 .911 76/.689 2/1 20/2
22.Eckstein G/S/vP 4/.500 15/.666 7/.929 9/.583 6/.334 2/.000 7/.429 336/230 .300/.343/.363/.706 .744/.689 .672 102/.649 6/0 2/14
15.Edmonds* G/S/vP 3/1.167 25/1.011 8/1.125 9/.597 3/1.000 50/1.072 7/.629 301/237 .253/.324/.398/.722 .554/.767 .754 82/.777 0/2 8/2
43.Encarnacion G/S/vP 6/1.500 11/.282 7/.762 10/.600 6/.750 26/.689 8/.833 274/175 .290/.330/.440/.770 .734/.791 .696 63/.710 2/1 7/7
47.Ludwick G/S/vP ··· 1/2.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 213/117 .253/.313/.485/.798 .714/.865 .744 70/.860 3/1 10/0
12.Miles# G/S/vP 3/.000 8/.393 7/.629 7/.286 ··· 4/.833 3/.000 320/213 .295/.336/.349/.685 .743/.658 .571 66/.860 0/1 1/12
4.Molina G/S/vP 3/.333 7/.666 4/.833 5/.000 ··· ··· 3/.000 286/199 .279/.351/.355/.706 .708/.703 .738 88/.891 1/0 3/6
5.Pujols G/S/vP 5/.000 24/.788 3/.000 7/.971 6/.833 41/1.057 15/1.225 515/368 .317/.419/.550/.969 1.101/.920 1.064 112/.988 2/6 25/7
27.Rolen G/S/vP 5/.400 32/.736 3/.333 8/1.375 6/.167 29/.540 9/.444 406/301 .270/.337/.404/.741 .568/.798 .789 89/.849 5/3 8/6
13.Ryan G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 83/36 .333/.415/.486/.901 .989/.783 .882 31/1.083 1/0 3/2
99.Taguchi G/S/vP ··· 6/.000 3/.000 4/.000 1/.000 2/.000 3/1.334 269/136 .296/.357/.370/.727 .774/.683 .731 46/.716 7/2 2/3
IP 140.1 45.2 38.2 59.2 47.0 5.2 55.0 TOTAL .273/.338/.405/.743 .730/.747 .742 39/22 105/84
ERA-K/9 3.85/8.2 3.55/8.3 5.59/8.1 3.92/7.4 1.72/12.3 4.76/7.9 3.76/8.5 4.07/7.3

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Bennett (21-4-2)
 Molina (15-18-2)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 586/.236 191/.215 189/.323 249/.257 196/.188 26/.238 240/.249 .247  Duncan
 Edmonds
 Taguchi
 Encarnacion
 Ludwick
 Ankiel
85/0/0/5
0/75/0/5
27/54/8/2
0/2/66/2
33/6/19/1
0/1/6/0
OPS .715 .594 .936 .697 .528 .741 .727 .723
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 125/.600 84/.735 62/.943 111/.632 70/.707 8/.619 75/.774 .763
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 461/.746 107/.487 127/.931 138/.747 126/.434 18/.789 165/.705 .702
Home 247/.758 105/.614 118/.857 138/.714 114/.529 7/.334 140/.785 .733
Last 28d days 132/.819 56/.851 38/.740 52/.623 62/.627 26/.741 54/.796
HR/SB/CS 23/17/5 1/7/0 3/6/1 6/1/0 2/6/0 0/0/0 7/5/0 128/83/15
Usage ·····X·· o···X·o· o····X·· ·Xo···oo ·XX···Xo ·o··X··X ·o··Xo··
Chicago Cubs Batters (4.70 RS/G) vs. St. Louis Cardinals Pitchers (5.05 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 41.Looper
G/S/vB
34.Flores*
G/S/vB
31.Franklin
G/S/vB
44.Isringhausen
G/S/vB
19.Johnson*
G/S/vB
40.Percival
G/S/vB
36.Springer
G/S/vB
48.Thompson
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
5.Cedeno G/S/vP 6/.400 4/.500 1/.000 4/.250 1/.000 ··· 3/.666 4/1.666 55/33 .120/.151/.260/.411 .090/.655 .411 20/.358 1/1 2/2
7.DeRosa G/S/vP 11/.384 2/.000 5/.400 2/2.000 2/1.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 417/297 .293/.369/.422/.791 .786/.792 .781 91/.739 0/2 7/7
17.Fontenot* G/S/vP 3/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 208/156 .291/.343/.434/.777 .603/.834 .922 77/.591 5/2 3/8
9.Fox G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 10/3 .222/.300/.444/.744 1.096/.000 .833 9/.833 0/0 0/0
55.Hill# G/S/vP 1/.000 ··· ··· 1/2.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 105/81 .161/.231/.269/.500 .435/.520 .583 27/.263 0/0 2/1
11.Jones* G/S/vP 10/.944 5/.000 18/.857 10/1.225 5/1.200 12/.583 4/.000 2/.500 356/299 .276/.336/.401/.737 .795/.726 .746 96/.985 4/2 4/4
18.Kendall G/S/vP 14/1.263 1/.000 16/.393 19/.725 ··· 1/2.000 8/.500 ··· 401/285 .243/.296/.314/.610 .500/.655 .540 82/.910 3/2 3/5
25.Lee G/S/vP 10/.900 ··· 2/.000 8/.429 ··· 2/.000 10/.700 7/2.714 481/381 .312/.403/.492/.895 .990/.870 1.049 104/.785 5/4 13/3
19.Murton G/S/vP 4/.500 1/3.000 1/.000 4/.000 1/.000 ··· 2/.000 4/.500 187/119 .268/.342/.393/.735 .663/.778 .537 54/.901 1/0 4/3
20.Pie* G/S/vP ··· 2/.000 ··· ··· 2/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 170/136 .217/.266/.344/.610 .268/.699 .589 18/.555 6/1 2/0
16.Ramirez G/S/vP 17/.544 ··· 2/.000 16/.846 ··· 2/.000 4/.500 5/.000 393/306 .322/.366/.565/.931 1.081/.888 .996 78/.982 0/0 18/5
2.Theriot G/S/vP 6/.533 ··· 3/.000 2/.000 ··· 1/.000 1/no AB ··· 431/326 .288/.350/.374/.724 .893/.671 .767 116/.778 22/4 3/7
32.Ward* G/S/vP 3/.333 5/.000 3/1.167 10/.425 1/.000 1/.000 6/1.166 1/.000 85/76 .304/.424/.406/.830 .476/.869 .814 6/.000 0/0 0/1
IP 127.2 40.2 60.0 48.0 27.0 21.0 45.1 106.2 TOTAL .271/.332/.412/.744 .728/.748 .759 72/25 97/71
ERA-K/9 5.08/4.4 4.20/7.5 1.80/4.2 1.69/8.2 4.00/6.3 2.57/9.4 2.98/9.7 5.06/3.6 4.66/5.9

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Hill (10-4-1)
 Kendall (89-17-9)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 547/.277 185/.306 231/.217 190/.161 119/.223 78/.176 183/.203 482/.310 .271  Jones
 Murton
 DeRosa
 Pie
 Theriot
 Fox
 Ward
 Kendall
 Hill
2/49/46/6
19/1/27/2
0/0/19/1
1/51/0/1
4/0/2/0
0/0/2/0
1/0/3/0
2/0/0/0
0/0/1/0
OPS .758 .770 .553 .498 .701 .529 .599 .891 .760
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 251/.822 77/.802 94/.545 83/.540 58/.828 36/.719 56/.833 221/1.016 .789
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 296/.704 108/.748 137/.559 107/.464 61/.572 42/.367 127/.495 261/.783 .736
Road 267/.834 86/.762 139/.632 97/.551 57/.660 43/.729 99/.753 273/.936 .805
Last 28d days 115/.866 31/.734 54/.629 44/.467 12/.944 46/.544 45/.569 74/1.034
HR/SB/CS 15/3/1 2/1/0 4/2/2 2/1/0 2/0/0 2/1/1 3/3/2 19/3/4 115/43/23
Usage ·····X·· ····o··· X····o·· ·o······ ·o···o·X X·o·o··o ·oo··o·· ··o·oo··

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.

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