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Game Preview: CHC @ PIT, 7:05pm, Saturday, September 8, 2007 @PNC Park

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Chicago Cubs, 71-69, 1st, Tied

SP: Carlos Zambrano (26, RHP, 14-12, 4.35)

   2007 Gamelogs / 2007 Splits / vs. PIT Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2007 (14-12)          184   165  94  89  87 155 21    4.35      
 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         1-5  41    47  32  31  25  33  4    6.80   40 
 2007-09-03    LAD   L   4.1   7   8   8   5   6  0      96   18 
 2007-08-29    MIL   L   6.1   9   6   5   1   6  0     115   38 
 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 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.PIT      0-4  27.1  31  24  19  13  25  3    6.26   43 
 2007-07-08    PIT   L   7     4   3   3   3   5  1     122   59 
 2007-05-10    PIT   L   6     7   6   4   2   6  1     117   42 
 2006-09-04    PIT   L   1.1   4   5   4   4   1  0      43   25 
 2006-08-29    PIT  ND   7     7   5   3   1   7  0     111   53 
 2006-08-04    PIT   L   6     9   5   5   3   6  1     117   37 
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   38-36   Road:   33-33   ExtrInn: 2-7 
 vsRHP:  56-47   vsLHP:  15-22   1-Run:  19-20
 vsEast: 15-18   vsCntrl:31-29   vsWest: 17-18 IL: 8-4 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
140 Fri, Sep  7  @PIT  L   1-6       71-69  1st    Tied
139 Thu, Sep  6   LAD  L   4-7       71-68  1st    Tied
138 Wed, Sep  5   LAD  W   8-2       71-67  1st  0.5 up
137 Tue, Sep  4   LAD  L   2-6       70-67  1st  0.5 up
136 Mon, Sep  3   LAD  L   3-11      70-66  1st  1.5 up
135 Sun, Sep  2   HOU  W   6-5       70-65  1st  1.5 up
134 Sat, Sep  1   HOU  W   4-3       69-65  1st  1.5 up
133 Fri, Aug 31   HOU  L   1-6       68-65  1st  1.5 up
132 Thu, Aug 30   MIL  W   5-4       68-64  1st  2.5 up
131 Wed, Aug 29   MIL  L   1-6       67-64  1st  1.5 up
 Last 10: 4-6    Last 20:10-10   Last 30:13-17
Pittsburgh Pirates, 62-79, 5th, 9½ GB, 9½ GB in WC

SP: Ian Snell (25, RHP, 9-11, 4.01)

   2007 Gamelogs / 2007 Splits / vs. CHC Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2007 (9-11)           182   186  86  81  56 155 21    4.01      
 2006 (14-11)          186   198 104  98  74 169 29    4.74      
 2005 (1-2)             42    43  25  24  24  34  5    5.14      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         2-2  44.1  53  25  25  17  40  6    5.08   47 
 2007-09-03    STL   W   7     5   0   0   5   4  0      99   66 
 2007-08-29    CIN   L   5.1  10   7   7   2   4  2      87   22 
 2007-08-24    HOU  ND   7     6   3   3   1   6  0     101   58 
 2007-08-19    PHI   W   7     8   4   4   3  10  2     120   52 
 2007-08-14    NYM  ND   7     8   3   3   0   7  1     111   56 
 2007-08-09    ARI  ND   6     6   2   2   3   7  0      95   56 
 2007-08-03    CIN   L   5    10   6   6   3   2  1     104   22 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.CHC      1-3  28.2  33  23  22  10  19  4    6.91   41 
 2007-05-08    CHC  ND   7    10   3   2   0   5  0      98   52 
 2007-05-02    CHC   L   5     4   4   4   4   3  1      91   42 
 2006-08-28    CHC   W   5.2   5   5   5   3   4  1     103   40 
 2006-08-06    CHC   L   6     8   5   5   2   6  1     102   40 
 2006-04-16    CHC   L   5     6   6   6   1   1  1      76   31 
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   32-38   Road:   30-41   ExtrInn: 8-7 
 vsRHP:  40-56   vsLHP:  22-23   1-Run:  14-21
 vsEast: 13-18   vsCntrl:32-34   vsWest: 12-17 IL: 5-10

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
141 Fri, Sep  7   CHC  W   6-1       62-79  5th  9.5 gb
140 Thu, Sep  6  @STL  L   4-16 (8)  61-79  6th 10.5 gb
139 Wed, Sep  5  @STL  W   8-2       61-78  6th 10.5 gb
138 Tue, Sep  4  @STL  L   2-6       60-78  6th 10.5 gb
137 Mon, Sep  3  @STL  W  11-0       60-77  6th 10.5 gb
136 Sun, Sep  2  @MIL  L   4-7       59-77  6th 11.5 gb
135 Sat, Sep  1  @MIL  L   3-12      59-76  6th 10.5 gb
134 Fri, Aug 31  @MIL  L   2-3       59-75  6th  9.5 gb
133 Thu, Aug 30   CIN  L   4-5       59-74  6th  9.5 gb
132 Wed, Aug 29   CIN  L   0-8       59-73  5th  8.5 gb
 Last 10: 3-7    Last 20:11-9    Last 30:17-13
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Fri, Sep 07, 2007 PIT  6  CHC  1    W:Tom Gorzelanny (14-7), L: Rich Hill (8-8), S: none
Sun, Jul 08, 2007 PIT  6  CHC  2    W:Shane Youman (2-0), L: Carlos Zambrano (10-7), S: none
Sat, Jul 07, 2007 CHC  7 @PIT  1    W:Ted Lilly (8-4), L: John Van Benschoten (0-3), S: none
Fri, Jul 06, 2007 PIT  8  CHC  4    W:Paul Maholm (5-11), L: Jason Marquis (6-5), S: none
Thu, May 10, 2007 PIT  6 @CHC  4    W:Paul Maholm (2-4), L: Carlos Zambrano (3-3), S: Salomon Torres (11)
Wed, May 09, 2007 CHC  1  PIT  0    W:Jason Marquis (5-1), L: Tom Gorzelanny (4-2), S: none
Tue, May 08, 2007 PIT  4 @CHC  3 (15)   W:Jonah Bayliss (3-2), L: Neal Cotts (0-1), S: Salomon Torres (10)
Wed, May 02, 2007 CHC  7 @PIT  1    W:Jason Marquis (4-1), L: Ian Snell (2-2), S: none
Tue, May 01, 2007 CHC  8 @PIT  6    W:Rocky Cherry (1-1), L: Jonah Bayliss (2-2), S: Ryan Dempster (5)
Mon, Apr 30, 2007 PIT  3  CHC  2    W:Matt Capps (2-0), L: Michael Wuertz (0-1), S: Salomon Torres (8)
Season Series: 2007 - PIT leads 6-4; 2006 - PIT won 9-6; 2005 - CHC won 11-5; All-Time - PIT leads 1188-1112

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  5.89

BAL  4.63

WSN  3.98

RA/G

BOS  4.01

COL  4.76

TBD  5.90

BA

J. Keppinger  .356

D. Young  .293

J. LaRue  .145

OBP

B. Bonds  .483

J. Reyes  .365

J. LaRue  .241

SLG

A. Rodriguez  .651

J. Gomes  .475

N. Punto  .254

OPS

A. Rodriguez  1.069

X. Nady  .833

J. LaRue  .518

ERA

J. Peavy  2.43

J. Shields  4.01

A. Eaton  6.28

K/9IP

E. Bedard  10.93

G. Meche  6.37

S. Trachsel  2.94

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Chicago Cubs Batters (4.54 RS/G) vs. Pittsburgh Pirates Pitchers (5.09 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 45.Snell
G/S/vB
55.Capps
G/S/vB
32.Chacon
G/S/vB
34.Grabow*
G/S/vB
43.Marte*
G/S/vB
57.Osoria
G/S/vB
36.Perez*
G/S/vB
58.Sanchez
G/S/vB
27.Youman*
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
24.Blanco G/S/vP 3/.000 3/.666 6/1.167 2/.000 2/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 50/30 .174/.204/.239/.443 .161/.624 .447 11/.300 0/0 0/0
5.Cedeno G/S/vP 5/1.400 3/1.500 3/.000 4/.500 1/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 60/35 .111/.155/.241/.396 .080/.656 .409 9/.111 2/1 2/2
7.DeRosa G/S/vP ··· 3/.000 14/.559 2/1.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 3/1.667 485/343 .291/.365/.415/.781 .760/.789 .796 94/.747 1/2 8/9
15.Floyd* G/S/vP 9/.583 1/.000 6/.750 3/1.666 2/.000 ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 273/239 .287/.363/.385/.748 .782/.743 .776 30/.741 0/0 5/0
17.Fontenot* G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 3/.666 235/179 .283/.342/.415/.757 .581/.810 .656 44/.555 5/4 3/8
57.Fuld* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 0/ /// / 0/ 0/0 0/0
11.Jones* G/S/vP 11/.182 2/.500 6/.533 3/.000 20/.498 2/1.000 ··· ··· ··· 429/351 .265/.319/.380/.699 .677/.704 .707 101/.748 6/2 5/4
18.Kendall G/S/vP ··· ··· 17/1.163 ··· 1/2.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 461/325 .243/.299/.310/.609 .519/.646 .683 83/.735 3/3 3/7
25.Lee G/S/vP 16/.908 7/1.000 6/.533 2/1.000 2/1.000 1/.000 ··· ··· 3/.666 559/440 .311/.397/.493/.890 .900/.887 .729 106/.827 6/4 17/4
27.Monroe G/S/vP 2/.000 ··· 4/.000 1/.000 7/.829 ··· ··· ··· ··· 400/282 .221/.268/.371/.639 .830/.558 .683 33/.624 0/4 11/3
19.Murton G/S/vP 4/.000 7/.286 1/3.000 3/1.000 4/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 218/137 .269/.339/.411/.751 .817/.711 .905 58/.835 1/0 6/4
20.Pie* G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 179/144 .213/.270/.335/.605 .261/.693 .627 21/.396 6/1 2/0
16.Ramirez G/S/vP 19/1.009 7/1.771 18/2.411 7/2.071 3/1.667 1/.000 ··· ··· 3/.666 466/359 .317/.373/.545/.919 1.161/.846 .821 87/1.013 0/0 20/9
12.Soriano G/S/vP 10/2.075 4/.500 7/.453 2/.000 6/1.000 ··· ··· ··· 3/.666 513/401 .299/.337/.528/.865 .841/.872 1.019 40/1.080 18/5 22/5
58.Soto G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 13/8 .300/.462/.300/.762 1.200/.375 5/1.467 0/0 0/0
2.Theriot G/S/vP 9/.944 4/1.500 2/1.000 3/1.167 3/2.000 ··· ··· ··· 3/no AB 510/385 .282/.343/.369/.712 .826/.675 .677 108/.662 25/4 3/11
32.Ward* G/S/vP 1/2.000 ··· 11/.473 2/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 114/104 .337/.439/.516/.954 .775/.971 .827 35/1.056 0/0 2/1
IP 182.0 72.0 92.2 47.0 43.2 16.2 7.1 7.2 51.1 TOTAL .269/.331/.409/.740 .721/.745 .720 80/29 114/85
ERA-K/9 4.01/7.7 2.13/6.9 3.98/7.4 3.64/7.5 2.06/10.1 3.78/4.3 3.68/8.6 1.17/3.5 6.66/4.6 4.81/6.2

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Blanco (7-3-2)
 Kendall (106-19-9)
 Soto (3-1-0)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 773/.267 285/.221 405/.258 202/.264 173/.192 76/.299 35/.300 27/.217 236/.318 .283  Soriano
 Monroe
 Jones
 Murton
 DeRosa
 Pie
 Ward
 Floyd
 Kendall
 Fuld
 Theriot
100/12/0/13
102/1/7/6
2/67/57/6
26/1/31/2
1/0/22/1
2/64/0/1
1/0/9/1
17/0/50/1
2/0/0/0
0/1/1/0
4/0/2/0
OPS .749 .579 .750 .674 .575 .785 1.000 .514 .869 .787
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 388/.800 119/.713 151/.924 75/.539 72/.367 26/1.227 12/1.000 8/1.000 38/1.078 .792
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 385/.698 166/.487 254/.649 127/.757 101/.717 50/.564 23/.998 19/.277 198/.831 .784
Home 397/.750 144/.637 195/.646 103/.573 77/.453 25/.935 7/.571 7/.286 173/.792 .765
Last 28d days 145/.805 56/.499 55/.666 48/.448 33/.886 70/.775 17/1.000 27/.514 85/1.055
HR/SB/CS 21/12/5 4/1/0 9/7/4 4/9/0 1/0/1 2/1/0 2/1/0 0/0/0 5/4/1 145/98/34
Usage ····X··· ··o····· ··o··o·· ·X·o··X· ··o··o·o ···o·X·X ·o··o·X· ···oo·X· ·o····X·
Pittsburgh Pirates Batters (4.54 RS/G) vs. Chicago Cubs Pitchers (4.32 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
36.Gallagher
G/S/vB
55.Hart
G/S/vB
62.Howry
G/S/vB
49.Marmol
G/S/vB
13.Ohman*
G/S/vB
63.Pignatiello*
G/S/vB
34.Wood
G/S/vB
43.Wuertz
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
19.Bautista G/S/vP 10/.300 7/.286 2/2.000 ··· ··· 4/.333 3/.333 1/.000 ··· ··· 3/.000 527/396 .261/.340/.427/.767 .814/.752 .780 135/.832 6/3 14/15
38.Bay G/S/vP 38/1.386 11/.489 3/.667 1/.000 ··· 6/.334 2/.000 1/no AB ··· 9/.333 12/1.166 584/438 .253/.329/.424/.753 .745/.756 .724 113/.685 4/1 20/8
49.Bullington G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/ 1.000/1.000/1.000/2.000 2.000/ 1/2.000 0/0 0/0
14.Castillo G/S/vP 22/.654 7/1.071 3/.000 ··· ··· 2/1.000 2/.000 4/1.000 ··· 5/1.800 6/.833 214/146 .239/.266/.322/.588 .607/.580 .590 59/.475 0/0 0/9
3.Izturis# G/S/vP 8/.536 10/.400 7/.286 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 12/.969 1/no AB 306/223 .254/.304/.304/.608 .427/.675 .458 63/.626 3/2 0/7
53.Kata# G/S/vP 7/.286 ··· 2/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 3/.000 ··· 136/86 .227/.267/.375/.642 .359/.801 1.033 31/.955 1/0 3/4
25.LaRoche* G/S/vP 18/.355 3/1.666 5/.200 1/.000 ··· 3/1.167 ··· 4/1.250 ··· 9/1.000 2/1.500 551/407 .269/.343/.461/.804 .817/.800 .878 109/.999 1/1 21/4
51.Maldonado G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 17/12 .083/.294/.167/.461 .400/.472 .250 17/.461 0/0 0/0
13.McLouth* G/S/vP 12/.792 5/.933 1/5.000 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 2/1.500 330/265 .246/.330/.436/.766 .714/.779 .806 121/.916 17/1 11/3
29.Morgan* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 19/16 .250/.333/.250/.583 .333/.619 19/.583 0/0 0/0
22.Nady G/S/vP 19/1.127 7/1.286 8/1.214 1/3.000 ··· 8/.500 2/.500 3/.333 ··· 7/1.857 7/.762 412/314 .288/.342/.491/.833 .850/.827 .799 47/.920 2/1 17/1
26.Paulino G/S/vP 13/.408 4/.500 2/.000 ··· ··· 4/.000 2/1.000 1/.000 ··· ··· 2/.000 420/312 .256/.302/.391/.694 .995/.590 .699 88/.810 1/2 10/7
18.Pearce G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 22/18 .227/.227/.409/.636 .750/.611 22/.636 1/0 0/0
5.Phelps G/S/vP ··· 1/2.000 ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· 3/.333 ··· 163/70 .319/.405/.525/.930 .916/.949 .823 44/1.439 0/0 7/3
12.Sanchez G/S/vP 22/.473 10/.522 5/.200 1/no AB ··· 5/1.200 1/2.000 1/.000 ··· 5/.600 7/.715 583/424 .316/.358/.462/.820 .990/.756 .814 131/1.038 0/1 11/6
2.Wilson G/S/vP 41/.518 28/.696 6/.167 1/.000 ··· 4/.500 1/no AB 1/2.000 ··· 26/.748 7/.000 485/376 .284/.341/.406/.747 .858/.716 .710 81/1.050 2/5 9/10
IP 184.0 55.2 45.0 14.2 2.1 69.1 56.0 32.2 1.1 14.2 64.1 TOTAL .262/.324/.412/.736 .775/.722 .742 52/24 133/72
ERA-K/9 4.35/7.6 3.88/7.8 4.80/7.8 8.59/3.1 0.00/11.7 3.63/7.7 1.45/12.4 5.23/8.5 6.75/13.8 3.68/6.7 3.64/9.2 4.07/7.4

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Maldonado (2-1-0)
 Paulino (64-26-6)
 Phelps (4-0-0)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 796/.240 233/.215 209/.309 74/.317 7/.167 288/.245 231/.180 153/.294 6/.333 61/.231 279/.239 .245  Bay
 Nady
 Kata
 McLouth
 Bautista
 Pearce
 Morgan
 Castillo
134/0/0/12
4/11/84/4
12/0/1/2
10/66/15/2
2/5/16/1
0/0/5/0
0/6/0/0
0/0/1/0
OPS .726 .614 .879 .999 .786 .683 .513 .827 1.167 .679 .725 .723
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 408/.832 106/.719 69/.870 38/.868 4/.000 128/.581 82/.637 70/.778 4/1.750 18/.561 85/.754 .748
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 388/.615 127/.527 140/.882 36/1.154 3/2.167 160/.763 149/.446 83/.869 2/.000 43/.727 194/.712 .708
Road 394/.709 94/.532 78/.990 35/1.036 / 123/.644 101/.502 62/.443 / 28/.950 110/.684 .705
Last 28d days 117/.930 54/.623 30/.567 19/1.446 7/.786 51/.624 53/.590 7/1.667 6/1.167 45/.692 49/.879
HR/SB/CS 21/3/2 3/8/0 3/8/1 3/0/0 0/0/0 8/2/0 2/9/0 3/3/0 1/0/0 0/0/0 8/7/1 148/103/20
Usage ····X··· ·Xo··oX· ····Xo·o ····X··· ···X···· ·oX···o· ··o··oo· ···oX··· ········ ···X·X·X ·o··oo·X

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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