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Game Preview: CIN @ CHC, 8:05pm, Tuesday, April 15, 2008 @Wrigley Field

Cincinnati Reds, 6-7, 5th, 3 GB, 2½ GB in WC

SP: Aaron Harang (30, RHP, 1-1, 2.14)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. CHC Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (1-1)             21    14   6   5   5  15  2    2.14      
 2007 (16-6)           231.2 213 100  96  52 218 28    3.73      
 2006 (16-11)          234.1 242 109  98  56 216 28    3.76      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         3-3  50    42  20  19  10  46  5    3.42   60 
 2008-04-10    MIL   W   8     5   1   1   0   3  0      99   71 
 2008-04-05    PHI  ND   7     6   2   2   3   6  0     108   60 
 2008-03-31    ARI   L   6     3   3   2   2   6  2      99   60 
 2007-09-29    CHC   L   8     9   4   4   0  13  2     125   61 
 2007-09-23    SFG   L   7    10   5   5   1   7  1     102   43 
 2007-09-18    CHC   W   7     6   2   2   2   6  0     107   61 
 2007-09-13    STL   W   7     3   3   3   2   5  0      86   62 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.CHC      2-2  27    29  18  18   6  29  7    6.00   49 
 2007-09-29    CHC   L   8     9   4   4   0  13  2     125   61 
 2007-09-18    CHC   W   7     6   2   2   2   6  0     107   61 
 2007-08-14    CHC   W   7     4   5   5   1   7  3      97   55 
 2007-07-28    CHC   L   1     1   2   2   1   0  1      20   42 
 2007-04-13    CHC  ND   4     9   5   5   2   3  1      83   25 
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:    4-3    Road:    2-4    ExtrInn: 0-1 
 vsRHP:   5-4    vsLHP:   1-3    1-Run:   3-3 
 vsEast:  2-2    vsCntrl: 2-4    vsWest:  2-1  IL: 0-0 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 13 Sun, Apr 13  @PIT  L   1-9        6-7   5th  3.0 gb
 12 Sat, Apr 12  @PIT  L   3-4        6-6   4th  3.0 gb
 11 Fri, Apr 11  @PIT  L   0-1        6-5   4th  2.0 gb
 10 Thu, Apr 10  @MIL  W   4-1        6-4   4th  1.0 gb
  9 Wed, Apr  9  @MIL  W  12-4        5-4   4th  2.0 gb
  8 Tue, Apr  8  @MIL  L   2-3 (10)   4-4   4th  2.5 gb
  7 Mon, Apr  7   PHI  L   3-5        4-3   3rd  1.5 gb
  6 Sun, Apr  6   PHI  W   8-2        4-2   3rd  1.0 gb
  5 Sat, Apr  5   PHI  W   4-3        3-2   3rd  1.0 gb
  4 Fri, Apr  4   PHI  L   4-8        2-2   3rd  1.0 gb
 Last 10: 4-6    Last 20: 6-7    Last 30: 6-7 
Chicago Cubs, 7-5, 3rd, 1½ GB, 1 GB in WC

SP: Ryan Dempster (31, RHP, 1-0, 0.69)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. CIN Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (1-0)             13     4   2   1   4  10  0    0.69      
 2007 (2-7)             66.2  59  36  35  30  55  8    4.73      
 2006 (1-9)             75    77  47  40  36  67  5    4.80      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         2-2  43    32  16  14  23  39  3    2.93   57 
 2008-04-09    PIT  ND   7     1   0   0   2   5  0      98   78 
 2008-04-03    MIL   W   6     3   2   1   2   5  0      91   63 
 2005-05-04    MIL  ND   6.2   6   3   3   5   6  1     107   51 
 2005-04-27    CIN  ND   5.1   8   6   6   5   7  1      97   30 
 2005-04-21    STL   L   6     4   1   1   3   4  0      95   61 
 2005-04-16    PIT   W   6     6   3   3   3   5  1     107   50 
 2005-04-11    SDP   L   6     4   1   0   3   7  0     105   66 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.CIN      2-1  34    39  18  17  17  31  4    4.50   49 
 2005-04-27    CIN  ND   5.1   8   6   6   5   7  1      97   30 
 2002-05-22    CIN   L   6     7   5   5   5   2  2      91   35 
 2000-08-27    CIN  ND   7     9   5   4   4   9  1     121   46 
 2000-08-04    CIN   W   8     6   1   1   1   7  0      99   72 
 2000-05-28    CIN   W   7.2   9   1   1   2   6  0     114   61 
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:    3-3    Road:    4-2    ExtrInn: 3-1 
 vsRHP:   4-4    vsLHP:   3-1    1-Run:   2-2 
 vsEast:  1-2    vsCntrl: 6-3    vsWest:  0-0  IL: 0-0 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 12 Sun, Apr 13  @PHI  W   6-5 (10)   7-5   3rd  1.5 gb
 11 Sat, Apr 12  @PHI  L   1-7        6-5   3rd  2.5 gb
 10 Fri, Apr 11  @PHI  L   3-5        6-4   2nd  1.5 gb
  9 Thu, Apr 10  @PIT  W   7-3        6-3   2nd  0.5 gb
  8 Wed, Apr  9  @PIT  W   6-4 (15)   5-3   3rd  1.5 gb
  7 Mon, Apr  7  @PIT  W  10-8 (12)   4-3   3rd  1.5 gb
  6 Sun, Apr  6   HOU  W   3-2        3-3   4th  2.0 gb
  5 Sat, Apr  5   HOU  W   9-7        2-3   4th  2.0 gb
  4 Fri, Apr  4   HOU  L   3-4        1-3   6th  2.0 gb
  3 Thu, Apr  3   MIL  W   6-3        1-2   5th  1.0 gb
 Last 10: 7-3    Last 20: 7-5    Last 30: 7-5 
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Sun, Sep 30, 2007 CIN  8  CHC  4        W:Homer Bailey , L: Ryan Dempster , S: none
Sat, Sep 29, 2007 CHC  4 @CIN  0        W:Rich Hill , L: Aaron Harang , S: none
Fri, Sep 28, 2007 CHC  6 @CIN  0        W:Carlos Zambrano , L: Bronson Arroyo , S: none
Wed, Sep 19, 2007 CHC  3  CIN  2        W:Bobby Howry , L: Gary Majewski , S: none
Tue, Sep 18, 2007 CIN  5 @CHC  2        W:Aaron Harang , L: Carlos Zambrano , S: Dave Weathers 
Mon, Sep 17, 2007 CHC  7  CIN  6        W:Will Ohman , L: Dave Weathers , S: none
Thu, Aug 16, 2007 CHC 12  CIN  4        W:Jason Marquis , L: Bobby Livingston , S: none
Wed, Aug 15, 2007 CIN 11 @CHC  9        W:Bill Bray , L: Bobby Howry , S: Dave Weathers 
Tue, Aug 14, 2007 CIN  6 @CHC  5        W:Aaron Harang , L: Carlos Zambrano , S: Dave Weathers 
Sun, Jul 29, 2007 CHC  6 @CIN  0        W:Carlos Zambrano , L: Matt Belisle , S: none
Season Series: 2008 -  0-0; 2007 - Tied 9-9; 2006 - CHC won 10-9; All-Time - CHC leads 1067-1040

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

For the 2007 season

Stat

Best

Middle

Worst

RS/G

NYY  5.98

BAL  4.67

WSN  4.15

RA/G

BOS  4.06

KCR  4.80

TBD  5.83

BA

M. Ordonez  .363

J. Francoeur  .293

J. LaRue  .148

OBP

B. Bonds  .480

J. Varitek  .367

J. LaRue  .240

SLG

C. Ross  .653

T. Tulowitzki  .479

A. Gonzalez  .249

OPS

A. Rodriguez  1.067

G. Sheffield  .839

J. LaRue  .512

ERA

J. Peavy  2.54

A. Pettitte  4.05

S. Olsen  5.81

K/9IP

E. Bedard  10.93

G. Meche  6.50

A. Cook  3.31

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NOTE: Team stats shown are for the 2008 season. Player Stats for the 2007 season. We will switch to 2008 stats on May 1st.

Cincinnati Reds Batters (4.00 RS/G) vs. Chicago Cubs Pitchers (5.00 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 46.Dempster
G/S/vB
22.Hart
G/S/vB
62.Howry
G/S/vB
32.Lieber
G/S/vB
49.Marmol
G/S/vB
45.Marshall*
G/S/vB
34.Wood
G/S/vB
43.Wuertz
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
9.Bako* G/S/vP 9/1.467 ··· ··· 20/.550 ··· ··· 11/.586 ··· 174/146 .205/.277/.256/.534 .481/.544 .518 / 0/1 1/4
7.Castro G/S/vP 7/.453 ··· 8/.572 13/.885 ··· 1/no AB 14/.536 6/.666 98/62 .180/.211/.236/.446 .617/.354 .453 / 0/0 0/3
44.Dunn* G/S/vP 12/1.417 ··· 7/.286 27/1.062 6/.333 3/.000 47/1.133 6/2.000 632/411 .264/.386/.554/.940 .789/1.024 .915 / 9/2 40/6
28.Encarnacion G/S/vP 8/.250 1/2.000 7/.572 8/1.250 3/1.167 3/.000 2/1.000 7/.715 560/378 .289/.356/.438/.794 .804/.790 .799 / 8/1 16/16
6.Freel G/S/vP 6/.733 ··· 9/.819 7/.286 4/.000 3/.666 17/.388 6/.900 304/187 .245/.308/.347/.655 .422/.805 .560 / 15/8 3/4
3.Griffey* G/S/vP 22/.777 ··· 6/.334 25/.660 6/.334 ··· 25/.945 5/2.000 623/405 .277/.372/.496/.869 .735/.943 .802 / 6/1 30/8
21.Hatteberg* G/S/vP 9/.730 ··· 16/.542 14/.786 4/.250 ··· 3/.000 ··· 417/375 .310/.394/.474/.868 .577/.901 .717 / 0/0 10/3
30.Hopper G/S/vP 2/1.000 1/.000 6/.334 ··· 4/.250 3/.666 ··· 4/.000 335/215 .329/.371/.388/.758 .826/.720 .780 / 14/6 0/1
27.Keppinger G/S/vP 3/1.000 1/.000 4/1.167 ··· 3/.000 3/.666 ··· 3/1.000 276/197 .332/.400/.477/.877 .986/.834 .967 / 2/1 5/3
23.Patterson* G/S/vP 14/.857 ··· 1/no AB 4/2.750 ··· ··· ··· ··· 503/346 .269/.304/.386/.690 .795/.644 .554 / 37/9 8/3
4.Phillips G/S/vP 4/.500 ··· 9/.222 8/.000 7/.000 4/.000 3/1.167 3/.000 702/480 .288/.331/.485/.816 .984/.737 .821 / 32/8 30/8
17.Valentin# G/S/vP 10/.522 ··· 7/.286 3/.000 1/.000 ··· 2/2.000 4/1.750 265/230 .276/.328/.387/.715 .855/.694 .834 / 0/0 2/1
19.Votto* G/S/vP 1/5.000 1/.000 2/.000 ··· 1/.000 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 89/62 .321/.360/.548/.907 .642/1.025 .605 / 1/0 4/1
IP 66.2 11.0 81.1 78.0 69.1 103.1 24.1 72.1 TOTAL .255/.348/.389/.737 .633/.777 .754 .737 8/4 11/8
ERA-K/9 4.73/7.4 0.82/10.6 3.32/8.0 4.73/6.2 1.43/12.5 3.92/5.8 3.33/8.9 3.48/9.8 4.15/6.2

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Bako (28-7-8)
 Valentin (40-5-8)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 282/.240 42/.189 336/.245 342/.293 285/.169 446/.267 101/.207 312/.234 .252  Patterson
 Hopper
 Griffey
 Dunn
 Freel
 Keppinger
 Votto
0/132/0/8
34/56/13/5
0/0/133/5
144/0/0/4
1/59/0/3
1/0/1/1
6/0/0/0
OPS .717 .566 .670 .785 .508 .750 .609 .712 .735
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 130/.813 14/.071 144/.566 161/.836 106/.616 75/.600 32/.443 93/.707 .799
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 152/.636 28/.829 192/.746 181/.741 179/.445 371/.781 69/.683 219/.714 .702
Home 148/.716 21/.460 180/.706 177/.866 143/.503 209/.796 47/.410 187/.742 .694
Last 28d days / / / / / / / /
HR/SB/CS 8/9/0 0/1/0 8/2/0 7/2/0 3/9/0 13/5/2 0/0/1 8/7/1 11/11/4
Usage ·····X·· ··X··X·X ·XX·oo·o ····X··X ·X···o·o ·o·o·X·· ·X··XX·· ·o·o·X·X

NOTE: Team stats shown are for the 2008 season. Player Stats for the 2007 season. We will switch to 2008 stats on May 1st.

Chicago Cubs Batters (4.92 RS/G) vs. Cincinnati Reds Pitchers (3.92 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 39.Harang
G/S/vB
41.Affeldt*
G/S/vB
51.Burton
G/S/vB
56.Coffey
G/S/vB
48.Cordero
G/S/vB
57.Lincoln
G/S/vB
50.Mercker*
G/S/vB
25.Weathers
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
24.Blanco G/S/vP 15/.266 2/1.000 ··· 2/.500 1/2.000 4/2.000 5/.650 6/.900 58/36 .167/.193/.222/.415 .145/.574 .422 / 0/0 0/0
5.Cedeno G/S/vP 13/.539 2/1.000 ··· 3/.000 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 1/.000 80/46 .203/.231/.392/.623 .382/.823 .622 / 2/1 4/2
7.DeRosa G/S/vP 13/.871 7/1.000 1/no AB 3/.666 ··· 2/.000 2/.000 11/.664 574/410 .293/.371/.420/.792 .745/.810 .815 / 1/2 10/11
17.Fontenot* G/S/vP 5/.650 1/3.000 2/.000 ··· 1/2.000 ··· ··· 2/1.000 260/201 .278/.336/.402/.738 .586/.781 .861 / 5/4 3/8
1.Fukudome* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· / /// / / / /
9.Johnson G/S/vP ··· 8/1.750 ··· ··· 12/.166 ··· 1/.000 ··· 307/222 .236/.305/.320/.625 .913/.513 .618 / 4/2 2/0
25.Lee G/S/vP 38/1.138 3/.333 3/.666 10/.733 4/.250 4/1.750 10/1.100 28/.457 650/509 .317/.400/.513/.913 1.015/.885 1.081 / 6/5 22/7
20.Pie* G/S/vP 4/1.000 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 194/156 .215/.271/.333/.604 .269/.689 .556 / 8/1 2/0
16.Ramirez G/S/vP 31/.857 1/.000 3/.333 10/.300 4/1.750 4/3.000 3/.000 21/1.164 558/431 .310/.366/.549/.915 1.220/.826 1.046 / 0/0 26/10
12.Soriano G/S/vP 15/.467 13/.658 2/.500 5/1.000 12/.523 ··· ··· 10/.700 617/481 .299/.337/.560/.897 .825/.917 .794 / 19/6 33/6
18.Soto G/S/vP 4/2.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 60/30 .389/.433/.667/1.100 1.096/1.104 .962 / 0/0 3/0
2.Theriot G/S/vP 17/.544 1/2.000 2/1.000 1/.000 3/.500 ··· ··· 7/.143 597/456 .266/.326/.346/.672 .797/.634 .729 / 28/4 3/11
33.Ward* G/S/vP 6/.000 ··· 2/.500 3/1.334 2/.000 ··· 7/.786 12/.432 133/123 .327/.436/.527/.963 .775/.978 1.026 / 0/0 3/1
IP 231.2 59.0 43.0 51.0 63.1 77.2 TOTAL .249/.328/.408/.736 .726/.740 .769 .736 12/5 15/10
ERA-K/9 3.73/8.5 3.51/7.0 2.51/7.5 5.82/7.6 2.98/12.2 /0.0 /0.0 3.59/5.6 3.54/7.5

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Blanco (8-3-2)
 Soto (10-4-0)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 948/.242 253/.226 176/.187 242/.323 261/.218 / / 328/.233 .217  Soriano
 Johnson
 DeRosa
 Ward
 Pie
 Theriot
122/12/0/19
70/1/8/3
1/0/22/1
1/0/10/1
2/80/0/1
4/0/2/0
OPS .690 .707 .550 .897 .588 .669 .684
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 424/.655 96/.747 73/.519 81/.861 116/.642 / / 143/.731 .665
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 524/.717 157/.682 103/.566 161/.913 145/.544 / / 185/.622 .696
Road 463/.683 130/.881 80/.424 105/.892 97/.843 / / 157/.666 .638
Last 28d days / / / / / / / /
HR/SB/CS 28/13/8 3/7/1 2/4/1 12/6/0 4/3/0 // // 4/5/1 20/5/2
Usage ····X··· ··o····X ···X··X· ·Xo··o·X ·X··o··· ··X··X·· ·····Xoo ···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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