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Game Preview: CHC @ ATL, 7:00pm, Tuesday, August 12, 2008 @Turner Field

Chicago Cubs, 71-47, 1st, 3½ up

SP: Rich Harden (26, RHP, 6-2, 2.27)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. ATL Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (6-2)            107    79  29  27  40 139 10    2.27      
 2007 (1-2)             25.2  18   7   7  11  27  3    2.45      
 2006 (4-0)             46.2  31  22  22  26  49  5    4.24      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         1-2  40    32  13  11  14  56  5    2.48   60 
 2008-08-05    HOU  ND   5.2   8   5   4   1   8  2      93   42 
 2008-07-31   @MIL   W   7     6   1   1   0   9  1     105   70 
 2008-07-26    FLA  ND   5     2   1   1   3  10  1      87   66 
 2008-07-21   @ARI   L   7     1   1   1   2  10  1     112   79 
 2008-07-12    SFG  ND   5.1   5   0   0   3  10  0      96   65 
 2008-07-06   @CHW   L   5     5   3   2   4   4  0      93   47 
 2008-07-01   @LAA  ND   5     5   2   2   1   5  0      91   53 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.ATL      1-0   7     4   1   1   1   8  0    1.29   72 
 2008-05-17   @ATL   W   7     4   1   1   1   8  0     102   72 
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   45-17   Road:   26-30   ExtrInn: 8-5 
 vsRHP:  48-36   vsLHP:  23-11   1-Run:  16-17
 vsEast:  9-6    vsCntrl:33-22   vsWest: 23-10 IL: 6-9 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
118 Sun, Aug 10   STL  W   6-2       71-47  1st  4.0 up
117 Sat, Aug  9   STL  L   3-12      70-47  1st  4.0 up
116 Fri, Aug  8   STL  W   3-2 (11)  70-46  1st  5.0 up
115 Wed, Aug  6   HOU  W  11-4       69-46  1st  5.0 up
114 Tue, Aug  5   HOU  W  11-7       68-46  1st  5.0 up
113 Mon, Aug  4   HOU  L   0-2  (8)  67-46  1st  5.0 up
112 Sun, Aug  3   PIT  W   8-5       67-45  1st  5.0 up
111 Sat, Aug  2   PIT  W   5-1       66-45  1st  4.0 up
110 Fri, Aug  1   PIT  L   0-3       65-45  1st  4.0 up
109 Thu, Jul 31  @MIL  W  11-4       65-44  1st  5.0 up
 Last 10: 7-3    Last 20:13-7    Last 30:19-11
Atlanta Braves, 55-63, 4th, 9 GB, 12½ GB in WC

SP: Charlie Morton (24, RHP, 3-5, 5.70)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. CHC Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (3-5)             53.2  55  36  34  22  32  6    5.70      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         2-4  36.2  38  26  26  16  21  6    6.38   44 
 2008-08-07   @ARI   W   7     5   0   0   1   4  0      98   70 
 2008-08-02    MIL   L   7     4   2   2   1   4  1      96   64 
 2008-07-28    STL   L   3.2   7   8   8   4   1  1      81   12 
 2008-07-22   @FLA   L   5.2   2   4   4   4   5  1     102   50 
 2008-07-12   @SDP   W   5.1   4   1   1   3   4  0      99   57 
 2008-07-06    HOU  ND   6     8   6   6   2   2  1     100   32 
 2008-07-01    PHI   L   2     8   5   5   1   1  2      57   20 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.CHC    Has never faced CHC.
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   33-25   Road:   22-38   ExtrInn: 2-7 
 vsRHP:  39-41   vsLHP:  16-22   1-Run:   6-24
 vsEast: 20-24   vsCntrl:11-21   vsWest: 16-11 IL: 8-7 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
118 Sun, Aug 10  @ARI  L   1-6       55-63  4th  9.5 gb
117 Sat, Aug  9  @ARI  W  11-4       55-62  4th  8.5 gb
116 Fri, Aug  8  @ARI  W  11-6       54-62  4th  8.5 gb
115 Thu, Aug  7  @ARI  W   6-4       53-62  4th  9.5 gb
114 Wed, Aug  6  @SFG  L   2-3       52-62  4th 10.5 gb
113 Tue, Aug  5  @SFG  W  11-4       52-61  4th  9.5 gb
112 Mon, Aug  4  @SFG  L   2-4       51-61  4th 10.5 gb
111 Sun, Aug  3   MIL  W   5-0       51-60  4th 10.0 gb
110 Sat, Aug  2   MIL  L   2-4       50-60  4th 10.0 gb
109 Fri, Aug  1   MIL  L   0-9       50-59  4th  9.0 gb
 Last 10: 5-5    Last 20: 9-11   Last 30:14-16
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Thu, Jun 12, 2008 CHC  3  ATL  2 (11)   W:Kerry Wood (3-1), L: Manny Acosta (3-5), S: none
Wed, Jun 11, 2008 CHC  7  ATL  2        W:Ryan Dempster (8-2), L: Jeff Bennett (0-4), S: none
Tue, Jun 10, 2008 CHC 10  ATL  5        W:Ted Lilly (6-5), L: Tom Glavine (2-3), S: none

Sun, Jun 10, 2007 ATL  5  CHC  4        W:Chad Paronto (3-1), L: Ryan Dempster (1-3), S: Bob Wickman (11)
Sat, Jun 09, 2007 ATL  9  CHC  5        W:Peter Moylan (2-1), L: Jason Marquis (5-3), S: none
Fri, Jun 08, 2007 CHC  9 @ATL  1        W:Sean Marshall (2-2), L: Lance Cormier (0-2), S: none
Thu, Jun 07, 2007 CHC  2 @ATL  1        W:Rich Hill (5-4), L: Chuck James (5-5), S: Ryan Dempster (12)
Sun, Jun 03, 2007 CHC 10  ATL  1        W:Sean Marshall (1-2), L: Lance Cormier (0-1), S: none
Sat, Jun 02, 2007 ATL  5 @CHC  3        W:Tyler Yates (2-0), L: Will Ohman (0-3), S: Bob Wickman (9)
Fri, Jun 01, 2007 ATL  8 @CHC  5        W:Kyle Davies (3-3), L: Carlos Zambrano (5-5), S: none
Season Series: 2008 - CHC leads 3-0; 2007 - ATL won 5-4; 2006 - ATL won 6-1; All-Time - CHC leads 1207-1009

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 2008 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

TEX  5.61

MIL  4.69

WSN  3.74

RA/G

TOR  3.95

MIN  4.62

TEX  5.93

BA

C. Jones  .370

C. Utley  .290

J. Towles  .143

OBP

C. Jones  .467

M. Aviles  .360

T. Pena  .178

SLG

A. Pujols  .613

S. Drew  .481

T. Pena  .204

OPS

A. Pujols  1.073

J. Willingham  .832

T. Pena  .382

ERA

C. Lee  2.45

S. Olsen  4.04

I. Snell  6.06

K/9IP

T. Lincecum  9.99

G. Floyd  6.33

L. Hernandez  3.48

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Chicago Cubs Batters (5.31 RS/G) vs. Atlanta Braves Pitchers (4.40 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 50.Morton
G/S/vB
30.Bennett
G/S/vB
56.Boyer
G/S/vB
38.Carlyle
G/S/vB
51.Gonzalez*
G/S/vB
48.Nunez
G/S/vB
13.Ohman*
G/S/vB
54.Tavarez
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
24.Blanco G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 2/5.000 6/.167 ··· 14/.891 87/46 .296/.337/.395/.732 .886/.601 .612 20/.980 0/0 2/
5.Cedeno G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· 2/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· 172/86 .280/.339/.376/.715 .688/.743 .642 27/.815 4/1 2/
7.DeRosa G/S/vP ··· 4/.500 3/1.334 4/.500 1/.000 8/.500 ··· 2/2.000 445/320 .276/.369/.443/.812 .842/.801 .734 83/.737 4/0 13/
15.Edmonds* G/S/vP ··· 3/1.334 1/5.000 3/.333 11/.697 6/.900 13/.930 12/1.017 309/265 .241/.338/.474/.811 .466/.873 .760 49/1.126 2/1 15/
17.Fontenot* G/S/vP ··· ··· 2/.000 3/3.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 204/186 .291/.383/.531/.915 .508/.950 .971 35/1.145 2/0 8/
1.Fukudome* G/S/vP ··· 2/5.000 1/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 471/357 .269/.369/.399/.768 .710/.786 .669 85/.666 10/4 8/
9.Johnson G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 11/.473 279/161 .300/.364/.444/.808 .948/.710 .799 43/1.327 5/5 6/
25.Lee G/S/vP ··· 6/2.067 4/1.250 5/.000 1/2.000 2/.500 ··· 17/.610 528/403 .291/.356/.475/.831 .934/.800 .808 101/.624 6/2 17/
16.Ramirez G/S/vP ··· 3/1.334 3/.333 1/2.000 2/.000 4/.500 ··· 24/.809 488/374 .278/.379/.493/.872 .662/.938 .660 102/.762 2/2 19/
12.Soriano G/S/vP ··· 2/.500 2/.000 6/.333 3/2.000 ··· 1/.000 2/.000 317/224 .299/.344/.574/.918 1.228/.791 .801 85/1.022 11/1 21/
18.Soto G/S/vP ··· 2/1.000 1/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 438/331 .281/.358/.490/.848 .884/.836 .835 75/.645 0/0 17/
2.Theriot G/S/vP ··· 2/1.500 2/.000 2/1.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 488/363 .314/.390/.372/.762 .765/.760 .721 96/.758 17/11 1/
33.Ward* G/S/vP ··· 1/no AB ··· ··· 1/.000 2/.000 4/.000 13/.641 80/73 .221/.338/.382/.720 .762/.716 .643 18/.417 0/0 2/
IP 53.2 69.1 61.1 39.0 18.1 8.2 48.0 31.0 TOTAL .280/.356/.446/.803 .804/.802 .734 .803 67/27 135/69
ERA-K/9 5.70/5.4 4.28/6.8 4.84/7.8 3.69/9.2 2.45/10.3 2.08/8.3 2.63/8.4 5.52/7.3 4.08/6.7

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Blanco (9-7-2)
 Soto (52-22-4)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 240/.262 308/.261 260/.248 163/.234 74/.203 37/.188 194/.192 151/.304 .250  Soriano
 Fukudome
 Johnson
 Edmonds
 Ward
 Cedeno
 DeRosa
68/0/0/6
0/11/103/4
22/55/1/3
0/79/0/1
5/0/3/0
0/1/0/0
27/0/24/0
OPS .738 .735 .718 .687 .577 .520 .551 .765 .722
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 101/.822 107/.818 104/.725 63/1.040 15/.800 16/.481 92/.490 63/.999 .731
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 139/.675 201/.688 156/.713 100/.473 59/.513 21/.549 102/.607 88/.593 .716
Home 119/.900 178/.614 134/.635 93/.642 45/.661 22/.687 105/.534 73/.741 .731
Last 28d days 98/.652 34/.575 38/1.010 48/1.121 35/.643 34/.570 32/.454 41/.479
HR/SB/CS 6/4/1 5/5/2 7/8/2 4/4/1 2/0/0 0/0/0 2/1/2 1/4/0 104/79/26
Usage ····X··· ···X··Xo ·X··X·oo ··X··X·· ····X·o· ·XX····· ···o·Xo· ·o·o·o··
Atlanta Braves Batters (4.61 RS/G) vs. Chicago Cubs Pitchers (4.14 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 40.Harden
G/S/vB
48.Cotts*
G/S/vB
57.Gaudin
G/S/vB
62.Howry
G/S/vB
49.Marmol
G/S/vB
45.Marshall*
G/S/vB
29.Samardzija
G/S/vB
34.Wood
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
18.Blanco* G/S/vP 3/.333 ··· 1/2.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 409/309 .262/.371/.324/.695 .673/.701 .672 102/.770 10/4 1/
19.Escobar G/S/vP 3/.666 ··· 1/.000 1/2.000 5/.400 6/.666 ··· 1/.000 460/327 .279/.347/.374/.721 .657/.748 .760 88/.652 2/5 6/
7.Francoeur G/S/vP 3/.000 1/.000 1/.000 4/.500 2/1.000 9/.666 ··· 1/.000 479/335 .226/.286/.347/.633 .601/.647 .644 96/.521 0/1 9/
8.Gotay# G/S/vP 3/1.667 3/1.667 ··· 3/1.000 1/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 98/71 .221/.302/.326/.628 .390/.716 .698 12/.583 1/1 2/
4.Infante G/S/vP 5/.933 3/1.167 1/.000 6/1.333 1/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 204/125 .304/.356/.467/.824 .880/.788 .827 80/.902 0/0 3/
2.Johnson* G/S/vP 3/.000 1/3.000 1/.000 2/.500 2/2.500 6/1.333 ··· 5/1.350 445/330 .271/.341/.425/.766 .811/.750 .850 86/.719 10/3 9/
10.Jones# G/S/vP 3/.000 3/.333 ··· 3/.667 ··· 3/.666 ··· 26/.891 394/256 .370/.467/.599/1.066 1.041/1.080 1.220 36/.865 2/0 19/
22.Kotchman* G/S/vP 12/.500 2/.000 20/.544 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 450/348 .278/.324/.432/.756 .893/.715 .697 96/.771 2/1 12/
11.Kotsay* G/S/vP 3/.666 6/.000 2/.000 3/.666 ··· ··· ··· 14/.643 307/217 .289/.337/.401/.738 .522/.830 .729 81/.779 2/3 5/
16.McCann* G/S/vP 3/.000 2/.000 1/.000 1/2.000 ··· 3/.666 ··· 1/.000 423/288 .305/.383/.559/.942 .904/.959 .977 65/.951 4/0 21/
20.Norton# G/S/vP 3/.666 ··· 4/.750 1/2.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 172/122 .258/.349/.391/.740 .598/.798 .816 30/1.005 0/0 3/
14.Prado G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 97/46 .310/.385/.500/.885 .991/.770 .858 29/1.179 1/1 1/
5.Sammons G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 19/15 .333/.368/.500/.868 1.000/.833 .868 19/.868 0/0 1/
IP 107.0 21.2 79.1 55.1 64.0 37.0 11.2 46.2 TOTAL .267/.343/.411/.754 .730/.765 .781 .764 38/21 105/74
ERA-K/9 2.27/11.7 3.32/11.2 3.52/7.2 5.20/7.3 2.95/12.2 3.65/7.8 1.54/9.2 2.89/10.6 3.81/7.7

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 McCann (69-21-5)
 Sammons (5-0-1)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 432/.204 94/.247 330/.255 239/.299 258/.138 154/.236 44/.150 189/.199 .244  Francoeur
 Blanco
 Kotsay
 Norton
 Infante
0/0/111/9
51/55/2/5
0/75/0/3
24/0/2/0
16/3/0/0
OPS .610 .749 .682 .873 .531 .739 .452 .585 .719
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 205/.666 44/.867 159/.659 95/.867 109/.717 44/.882 19/.105 86/.631 .764
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 227/.560 50/.655 171/.704 144/.876 149/.395 110/.684 25/.711 103/.547 .688
Road 163/.584 53/.679 151/.721 107/.840 103/.660 94/.868 5/.900 87/.667 .743
Last 28d days 97/.670 23/.701 50/.678 43/1.149 45/.303 32/.688 44/.452 7/.286
HR/SB/CS 10/4/6 4/1/0 8/1/3 11/2/0 7/3/1 7/2/0 0/3/1 1/1/0 128/61/29
Usage ······X· ·······o ··X····X ···o··X· ·X·o··o· ··X··X·· ·o·X·o·· ·o····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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