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Game Preview: MIL @ CHC, 8:05pm, Wednesday, August 29, 2007 @Wrigley Field

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Milwaukee Brewers, 65-66, 3rd, 2½ GB, 7 GB in WC

SP: Ben Sheets (28, RHP, 10-4, 3.39)

   2007 Gamelogs / 2007 Splits / vs. CHC Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2007 (10-4)           119.1 113  47  45  25  90 15    3.39      
 2006 (6-7)            106   105  47  45  11 116  9    3.82      
 2005 (10-9)           156.2 142  66  58  25 141 19    3.33      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         4-1  45    40  16  16  11  42  5    3.20   58 
 2007-07-14    COL  ND   3.1   2   1   1   0   3  1      64   55 
 2007-07-05    PIT   L   6     8   5   5   1   6  2     101   41 
 2007-06-30    CHC   W   8     6   4   4   1  11  0     124   64 
 2007-06-25    HOU   W   6     5   1   1   3   5  1     112   60 
 2007-06-19    SFG   W   9     6   2   2   1   4  1     118   70 
 2007-06-14    DET   W   5.2   8   3   3   3   7  0     119   45 
 2007-06-09    TEX  ND   7     5   0   0   2   6  0     100   71 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.CHC      1-1  29.2  33  17  17   3  27  4    5.16   50 
 2007-06-30    CHC   W   8     6   4   4   1  11  0     124   64 
 2007-04-25    CHC  ND   3     4   0   0   0   1  0      40   52 
 2007-04-07    CHC   L   6     9   5   5   0   3  1     100   37 
 2005-06-29    CHC  ND   6     6   2   2   1   5  1     102   56 
 2005-06-23    CHC  ND   6.2   8   6   6   1   7  2      96   40 
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   40-25   Road:   25-41   ExtrInn: 7-4 
 vsRHP:  40-46   vsLHP:  25-20   1-Run:  19-17
 vsEast: 15-14   vsCntrl:28-28   vsWest: 14-17 IL: 8-7 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
131 Tue, Aug 28  @CHC  L   3-5       65-66  3rd  2.5 gb
130 Sun, Aug 26  @SFG  L   4-5       65-65  2nd  1.5 gb
129 Sat, Aug 25  @SFG  L   2-6       65-64  2nd  1.5 gb
128 Fri, Aug 24  @SFG  L   6-11      65-63  2nd  1.5 gb
127 Wed, Aug 22  @ARI  L   2-3       65-62  2nd  1.0 gb
126 Tue, Aug 21  @ARI  W   7-4       65-61  1st    Tied
125 Mon, Aug 20  @ARI  W   9-0       64-61  1st    Tied
124 Sun, Aug 19   CIN  L   6-7       63-61  2nd  1.0 gb
123 Sat, Aug 18   CIN  W   8-4       63-60  2nd  0.5 gb
122 Fri, Aug 17   CIN  L   3-8       62-60  2nd  0.5 gb
 Last 10: 3-7    Last 20: 5-15   Last 30: 9-21
Chicago Cubs, 67-63, 1st, 2 up

SP: Carlos Zambrano (26, RHP, 14-10, 3.95)

   2007 Gamelogs / 2007 Splits / vs. MIL Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2007 (14-10)          173.1 149  80  76  81 143 21    3.95      
 2006 (16-7)           214   162  91  81 115 210 20    3.41      
 2005 (14-6)           223.1 170  88  81  86 202 21    3.26      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         3-3  41.2  38  20  20  24  29  4    4.32   50 
 2007-08-23    SFG   L   5.1   6   4   4   4   4  1     103   40 
 2007-08-14    CIN   L   7    13   6   6   2   0  0     107   25 
 2007-08-08    HOU   L   5.2   8   7   7   3   6  2     113   28 
 2007-08-03    NYM  ND   5     2   1   1   7   5  1      91   57 
 2007-07-29    CIN   W   7.1   2   0   0   3   6  0     113   77 
 2007-07-24    STL   W   6.1   5   2   2   3   5  0     117   57 
 2007-07-18    SFG   W   5     2   0   0   2   3  0      80   64 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.MIL      3-1  29.2  25  14  12  15  32  5    3.64   54 
 2007-06-06    MIL   W   6.2   5   2   2   3   9  1     117   62 
 2007-04-23    MIL  ND   5.1   5   2   2   3   7  1     103   54 
 2007-04-07    MIL   W   7     5   3   3   2   6  2     109   59 
 2006-08-09    MIL   L   4.2   5   6   4   4   4  1     109   34 
 2006-07-07    MIL   W   6     5   1   1   3   6  0     112   61 
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   34-31   Road:   33-32   ExtrInn: 2-7 
 vsRHP:  55-43   vsLHP:  12-20   1-Run:  16-20
 vsEast: 15-18   vsCntrl:28-26   vsWest: 16-15 IL: 8-4 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
130 Tue, Aug 28   MIL  W   5-3       67-63  1st  2.0 up
129 Sun, Aug 26  @ARI  L   4-5       66-63  1st  1.5 up
128 Sat, Aug 25  @ARI  L   1-3       66-62  1st  1.5 up
127 Fri, Aug 24  @ARI  W   6-2       66-61  1st  1.5 up
126 Thu, Aug 23  @SFG  L   1-4       65-61  1st  0.5 up
125 Wed, Aug 22  @SFG  W   4-2 (10)  65-60  1st  1.0 up
124 Tue, Aug 21  @SFG  W   5-1       64-60  1st    Tied
123 Mon, Aug 20   STL  L   4-6       63-60  1st    Tied
122 Sat, Aug 18   STL  W   5-3       63-59  1st  0.5 up
121 Fri, Aug 17   STL  W   2-1       62-59  1st  0.5 up
 Last 10: 6-4    Last 20: 9-11   Last 30:14-16
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Tue, Aug 28, 2007 CHC  5  MIL  3    W:Rich Hill (8-7), L: Scott Linebrink (4-6), S: Ryan Dempster (22)
Sun, Jul 01, 2007 CHC  5  MIL  1    W:Jason Marquis (6-4), L: David Bush (6-7), S: none
Sat, Jun 30, 2007 MIL 13 @CHC  4    W:Ben Sheets (10-3), L: Sean Marshall (4-3), S: none
Fri, Jun 29, 2007 CHC  6  MIL  5    W:Bobby Howry (5-4), L: Francisco Cordero (0-2), S: none
Wed, Jun 06, 2007 CHC  6 @MIL  2    W:Carlos Zambrano (6-5), L: Jeff Suppan (7-6), S: none
Tue, Jun 05, 2007 MIL  7  CHC  5    W:Claudio Vargas (4-1), L: Ted Lilly (4-4), S: Francisco Cordero (22)
Mon, Jun 04, 2007 CHC  7 @MIL  2    W:Carlos Marmol (1-0), L: David Bush (3-6), S: none
Wed, Apr 25, 2007 CHC  9  MIL  3    W:Ted Lilly (2-2), L: Elmer Dessens (1-1), S: none
Tue, Apr 24, 2007 MIL  4 @CHC  1    W:Jeff Suppan (3-2), L: Rich Hill (3-1), S: Francisco Cordero (8)
Mon, Apr 23, 2007 MIL  5 @CHC  4 (12)   W:Carlos Villanueva (1-0), L: Rocky Cherry (0-1), S: Derrick Turnbow (1)
Season Series: 2007 - CHC leads 8-5; 2006 - Tied 8-8; 2005 - MIL won 9-7; All-Time - CHC leads 78-74

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

CHC  4.62

WSN  3.94

RA/G

BOS  3.94

KCR  4.82

TBD  5.96

BA

M. Ordonez  .359

A. Ethier  .292

R. Langerhans  .153

OBP

B. Bonds  .491

R. Spilborghs  .362

S. Thorman  .252

SLG

R. Braun  .643

R. Martin  .473

N. Punto  .256

OPS

B. Bonds  1.079

J. Guillen  .827

R. Langerhans  .535

ERA

C. Young  2.12

C. Wang  3.95

A. Eaton  6.23

K/9IP

E. Bedard  10.93

M. Belisle  6.34

S. Trachsel  2.81

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Milwaukee Brewers Batters (4.74 RS/G) vs. Chicago Cubs Pitchers (4.22 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 38.Zambrano
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
8.Braun G/S/vP 3/1.167 1/.000 1/2.000 3/.000 2/.000 ··· 3/3.000 366/263 .333/.377/.643/1.020 1.499/.846 1.009 102/.942 11/4 25/20
30.Counsell* G/S/vP 26/.791 11/.282 9/1.334 1/.000 1/.000 15/.795 7/.971 287/236 .221/.327/.313/.640 .639/.640 .730 32/.232 4/2 3/1
27.Dillon G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 37/26 .417/.432/.556/.988 1.455/.786 .980 37/.988 0/0 0/0
33.Estrada# G/S/vP 15/.619 7/.858 2/.000 2/.000 1/.000 9/.555 2/1.000 400/271 .279/.298/.404/.702 .760/.674 .766 70/.604 0/0 8/6
28.Fielder* G/S/vP 22/1.122 4/.000 9/.722 5/.800 10/.550 ··· 4/.000 552/370 .281/.375/.601/.976 .885/1.023 .944 95/1.046 0/2 39/12
18.Gross* G/S/vP 11/.800 5/.250 3/1.000 2/.000 5/1.000 ··· 2/.000 137/125 .242/.328/.475/.803 .444/.833 .783 31/1.097 3/0 7/2
2.Hall G/S/vP 38/.566 9/.666 9/1.158 3/1.666 11/.582 13/1.302 6/.167 436/290 .256/.317/.431/.749 .831/.707 .731 83/.614 3/5 12/9
7.Hardy G/S/vP 14/.812 6/.000 3/2.167 4/.000 3/1.000 4/.500 9/.222 522/380 .279/.328/.475/.803 .922/.760 .762 101/.868 0/3 23/12
1.Hart G/S/vP 7/.453 3/.000 2/1.000 5/.933 1/.000 ··· 5/.650 438/282 .281/.340/.505/.845 1.017/.752 .783 80/.811 19/5 18/2
5.Jenkins* G/S/vP 49/.870 22/.864 10/.211 6/.500 9/.347 37/.566 1/2.000 381/319 .265/.331/.500/.831 .737/.849 .742 75/.857 1/2 19/2
24.Mench G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 2/2.000 10/.450 4/.833 ··· 4/.250 275/128 .265/.298/.423/.721 .865/.556 .624 43/.612 2/1 6/2
26.Miller G/S/vP 15/.641 24/.351 5/.400 3/.666 5/.600 11/.282 2/.000 162/111 .238/.296/.340/.636 .544/.676 .658 27/.345 1/0 3/2
23.Weeks G/S/vP 20/.700 7/.143 5/.600 8/.125 7/.286 3/.000 7/1.133 365/234 .228/.351/.380/.730 .789/.697 .742 56/.942 15/2 6/8
IP 173.1 51.0 41.1 65.1 53.0 8.1 58.2 TOTAL .262/.326/.450/.776 .849/.745 .754 67/28 180/92
ERA-K/9 3.95/7.4 3.18/7.9 5.23/7.6 3.72/8.1 1.53/12.2 4.32/6.5 3.68/8.9 4.00/7.4

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Estrada (57-11-3)
 Miller (23-7-1)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 741/.232 208/.196 199/.315 275/.254 219/.180 38/.250 258/.246 .244  Jenkins
 Mench
 Hall
 Hart
 Gross
 Dillon
93/0/0/7
43/0/31/6
0/105/0/5
0/16/88/3
2/5/26/2
2/0/0/0
OPS .713 .548 .906 .698 .512 .758 .731 .719
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 377/.839 93/.657 67/.866 122/.611 78/.673 10/.619 80/.763 .750
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 364/.584 115/.462 132/.925 153/.765 141/.426 28/.797 178/.716 .702
Home 347/.716 114/.561 121/.851 152/.740 118/.521 10/.222 148/.765 .730
Last 28d days 115/.942 54/.604 37/.674 55/.561 61/.512 38/.758 49/.931
HR/SB/CS 21/2/1 1/7/0 3/7/1 7/2/0 2/8/0 0/0/0 7/5/0 139/90/16
Usage ·····X·· o···o·oo ···o·o·o X·X·Xo·· ··X·X·X· ···X·X·· ···XX···
Chicago Cubs Batters (4.62 RS/G) vs. Milwaukee Brewers Pitchers (4.90 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 15.Sheets
G/S/vB
48.Cordero
G/S/vB
71.Linebrink
G/S/vB
52.McClung
G/S/vB
43.Parra*
G/S/vB
51.Shouse*
G/S/vB
59.Turnbow
G/S/vB
38.Wise
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
24.Blanco G/S/vP 8/.000 1/2.000 1/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 1/3.000 1/2.000 43/26 .205/.238/.282/.520 .192/.724 .610 4/1.000 0/0 0/0
7.DeRosa G/S/vP 14/.786 ··· 3/1.334 3/2.000 ··· 1/.000 5/1.350 6/.334 448/321 .292/.364/.421/.785 .774/.790 .775 93/.732 0/2 8/8
15.Floyd* G/S/vP 19/.705 4/1.167 3/.666 ··· ··· 5/1.550 3/.000 4/.250 263/230 .288/.361/.390/.751 .808/.743 .724 46/.729 0/0 5/0
17.Fontenot* G/S/vP 4/1.000 1/2.000 1/3.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 225/171 .286/.344/.424/.767 .605/.817 .891 61/.636 5/4 3/8
11.Jones* G/S/vP 17/.236 8/.775 6/.733 5/1.550 ··· 11/1.364 6/.334 7/.429 398/333 .273/.327/.397/.723 .702/.727 .737 103/.944 5/2 5/4
18.Kendall G/S/vP 44/.651 6/1.167 12/1.310 7/.929 ··· ··· 1/no AB 2/.000 436/311 .248/.300/.318/.619 .513/.661 .546 88/.919 3/2 3/6
25.Lee G/S/vP 42/1.089 4/.250 10/.875 ··· ··· 2/1.500 11/.899 14/.703 522/416 .313/.400/.492/.893 .965/.874 1.068 109/.816 5/4 15/3
27.Monroe G/S/vP 3/.000 6/1.000 ··· 8/.250 ··· 2/1.000 1/.000 1/2.000 382/276 .221/.262/.371/.634 .825/.559 .582 35/.471 0/3 11/3
19.Murton G/S/vP 3/1.334 1/2.000 2/.000 ··· ··· 2/.000 3/.333 4/1.250 204/131 .261/.333/.380/.714 .716/.713 .491 66/.840 1/0 4/3
20.Pie* G/S/vP 2/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 3/1.667 174/140 .214/.272/.340/.611 .268/.699 .590 22/.573 6/1 2/0
16.Ramirez G/S/vP 52/.612 4/1.750 14/.428 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 8/.875 11/1.011 433/340 .310/.358/.537/.894 1.065/.847 .965 76/.832 0/0 18/6
12.Soriano G/S/vP 6/1.100 11/.573 4/1.000 10/.322 ··· ··· 1/no AB 2/2.500 477/376 .295/.333/.507/.840 .849/.838 .671 24/.596 18/5 18/5
2.Theriot G/S/vP 4/.500 3/.500 2/.000 ··· ··· 1/2.000 2/1.000 3/1.000 474/361 .285/.348/.373/.720 .844/.682 .759 110/.719 22/4 3/9
32.Ward* G/S/vP 36/.574 1/.000 5/.650 ··· ··· 1/.000 6/.167 2/.000 103/93 .326/.427/.512/.939 .775/.956 1.032 24/1.029 0/0 2/1
IP 119.1 50.2 57.2 3.0 23.1 41.2 57.1 49.1 TOTAL .269/.329/.408/.737 .714/.745 .755 73/27 104/76
ERA-K/9 3.39/6.8 3.20/11.9 4.06/5.6 9.00/3.0 3.09/8.9 2.38/6.3 4.08/11.9 3.65/6.8 4.58/7.3

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Blanco (6-1-2)
 Kendall (95-18-9)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 493/.244 211/.212 243/.252 14/.429 101/.256 166/.204 242/.181 211/.267 .269  Soriano
 Monroe
 Jones
 Murton
 DeRosa
 Pie
 Kendall
 Floyd
 Theriot
 Ward
92/12/0/11
99/0/3/6
2/58/52/6
24/1/27/2
1/0/21/1
2/57/0/1
2/0/0/0
17/0/48/0
4/0/2/0
1/0/7/0
OPS .681 .552 .749 1.143 .667 .521 .573 .748 .758
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 236/.565 98/.532 122/.752 5/1.800 22/.468 78/.427 94/.625 73/.768 .738
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 257/.789 113/.566 121/.747 9/.778 79/.726 88/.604 148/.539 138/.738 .771
Road 228/.716 82/.876 125/.911 14/1.143 46/.644 87/.578 106/.582 110/.759 .804
Last 28d days / 31/.406 48/.831 14/1.143 65/.666 46/.551 44/.396 30/1.167
HR/SB/CS 15/11/0 1/3/0 11/6/1 0/0/0 1/0/0 0/5/2 4/1/3 5/9/0 136/80/18
Usage ········ ·······o X·o····X o···X··o ···X···· o·oo··o· ···X···X ····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.

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