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Game Preview: CIN @ CHC, 2:20pm, Thursday, April 17, 2008 @Wrigley Field

Cincinnati Reds, 6-9, 5th, 5 GB, 3½ GB in WC

SP: Edinson Volquez (24, RHP, 1-0, 0.87)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. CHC Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (1-0)             10.1   8   1   1   5   9  0    0.87      
 2007 (2-1)             34    34  18  17  15  29  4    4.50      
 2006 (1-6)             33.1  52  28  27  17  15  7    7.29      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         2-1  39.1  35  16  15  18  34  4    3.43   53 
 2008-04-11    PIT  ND   5     3   0   0   3   1  0      75   59 
 2008-04-06    PHI   W   5.1   5   1   1   2   8  0      95   60 
 2007-09-28    SEA  ND   5.1   6   3   3   3   3  0     101   44 
 2007-09-22    BAL  ND   5.2   7   5   5   2   5  1     110   38 
 2007-09-17    MIN  ND   6     5   2   1   1   6  1     105   61 
 2007-09-12    DET   L   6     7   5   5   4   6  2      96   40 
 2007-09-07    OAK   W   6     2   0   0   3   5  0      87   70 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.CHC    Has never faced CHC.
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:    4-3    Road:    2-6    ExtrInn: 0-1 
 vsRHP:   5-6    vsLHP:   1-3    1-Run:   3-3 
 vsEast:  2-2    vsCntrl: 2-6    vsWest:  2-1  IL: 0-0 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 15 Wed, Apr 16  @CHC  L   3-12       6-9   5th  5.0 gb
 14 Tue, Apr 15  @CHC  L   5-9        6-8   5th  4.0 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
 Last 10: 3-7    Last 20: 6-9    Last 30: 6-9 
Chicago Cubs, 9-5, 2nd, 1½ GB, 1½ up in WC

SP: Ted Lilly (32, LHP, 0-2, 9.95)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. CIN Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (0-2)             12.2  19  14  14   4   8  3    9.95      
 2007 (15-8)           207   181  91  88  55 174 28    3.83      
 2006 (15-13)          181.2 179  98  87  81 160 28    4.31      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         0-3  32.2  36  22  22   8  26  5    6.06   45 
 2008-04-12    PHI   L   4.1   7   5   5   2   3  2      86   30 
 2008-04-07    PIT  ND   3.2   7   5   5   2   1  0      80   26 
 2008-04-02    MIL   L   4.2   5   4   4   0   4  1      77   42 
 2007-09-30    CIN  ND   2     0   0   0   0   1  0      21   57 
 2007-09-25    FLA   L   5     8   4   4   1   5  0      85   39 
 2007-09-19    CIN  ND   7     5   2   2   1   8  2      99   66 
 2007-09-15    STL  ND   6     4   2   2   2   4  0     107   58 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.CIN      1-1  27    16  10  10   5  33  4    3.33   61 
 2007-09-30    CIN  ND   2     0   0   0   0   1  0      21   57 
 2007-09-19    CIN  ND   7     5   2   2   1   8  2      99   66 
 2007-08-15    CIN  ND   5     6   6   6   2   5  2      85   34 
 2007-04-15    CIN   L   6     2   1   1   1  10  0     101   73 
 2007-04-04    CIN   W   7     3   1   1   1   9  0     101   75 
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:    5-3    Road:    4-2    ExtrInn: 3-1 
 vsRHP:   6-4    vsLHP:   3-1    1-Run:   2-2 
 vsEast:  1-2    vsCntrl: 8-3    vsWest:  0-0  IL: 0-0 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 14 Wed, Apr 16   CIN  W  12-3        9-5   2nd  1.5 gb
 13 Tue, Apr 15   CIN  W   9-5        8-5   2nd  1.5 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
 Last 10: 8-2    Last 20: 9-5    Last 30: 9-5 
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Wed, Apr 16, 2008 CHC 12  CIN  3        W:Carlos Zambrano (2-1), L: Josh Fogg (1-2), S: none
Tue, Apr 15, 2008 CHC  9  CIN  5        W:Ryan Dempster (2-0), L: Aaron Harang (1-2), S: none

Sun, Sep 30, 2007 CIN  8  CHC  4        W:Homer Bailey (4-2), L: Ryan Dempster (2-7), S: none
Sat, Sep 29, 2007 CHC  4 @CIN  0        W:Rich Hill (11-8), L: Aaron Harang (16-6), S: none
Fri, Sep 28, 2007 CHC  6 @CIN  0        W:Carlos Zambrano (18-13), L: Bronson Arroyo (9-15), S: none
Wed, Sep 19, 2007 CHC  3  CIN  2        W:Bobby Howry (6-7), L: Gary Majewski (0-3), S: none
Tue, Sep 18, 2007 CIN  5 @CHC  2        W:Aaron Harang (16-4), L: Carlos Zambrano (16-13), S: Dave Weathers (31)
Mon, Sep 17, 2007 CHC  7  CIN  6        W:Will Ohman (2-4), L: Dave Weathers (2-6), S: none
Thu, Aug 16, 2007 CHC 12  CIN  4        W:Jason Marquis (10-7), L: Bobby Livingston (3-3), S: none
Wed, Aug 15, 2007 CIN 11 @CHC  9        W:Bill Bray (1-0), L: Bobby Howry (5-7), S: Dave Weathers (24)
Season Series: 2008 - CHC leads 2-0; 2007 - Tied 9-9; 2006 - CHC won 10-9; All-Time - CHC leads 1069-1040

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 (4.86 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 30.Lilly*
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 ··· ··· ··· 20/.550 ··· ··· 11/.586 1/no AB 174/146 .205/.277/.256/.534 .481/.544 .518 / 0/1 1/4
7.Castro G/S/vP 2/.000 1/.000 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 8/1.625 1/5.000 7/.286 27/1.062 7/.286 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 11/.500 2/1.000 7/.572 8/1.250 4/.833 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/.000 1/.000 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 11/.664 ··· 6/.334 25/.660 7/.286 ··· 25/.945 5/2.000 623/405 .277/.372/.496/.869 .735/.943 .802 / 6/1 30/8
21.Hatteberg* G/S/vP 6/.334 1/.000 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 6/1.500 2/.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 7/.666 1/.000 4/1.167 ··· 4/.000 3/.666 1/.000 3/1.000 276/197 .332/.400/.477/.877 .986/.834 .967 / 2/1 5/3
23.Patterson* G/S/vP 9/.347 1/no AB 1/no AB 4/2.750 1/no AB ··· 1/.000 ··· 503/346 .269/.304/.386/.690 .795/.644 .554 / 37/9 8/3
4.Phillips G/S/vP 14/.071 1/.000 9/.222 8/.000 8/.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 ··· 1/2.000 7/.286 3/.000 1/.000 ··· 3/1.167 4/1.750 265/230 .276/.328/.387/.715 .855/.694 .834 / 0/0 2/1
19.Votto* G/S/vP 4/.000 1/.000 2/.000 ··· 1/.000 1/.000 1/.000 1/5.000 89/62 .321/.360/.548/.907 .642/1.025 .605 / 1/0 4/1
IP 207.0 11.0 81.1 78.0 69.1 103.1 24.1 72.1 TOTAL .252/.344/.394/.738 .633/.771 .752 .738 8/4 14/8
ERA-K/9 3.83/7.6 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 4.13/6.3

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

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 847/.236 42/.189 336/.245 342/.293 285/.169 446/.267 101/.207 312/.234 .250  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 .692 .566 .670 .785 .508 .750 .609 .712 .736
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 161/.698 14/.071 144/.566 161/.836 106/.616 75/.600 32/.443 93/.707 .826
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 686/.691 28/.829 192/.746 181/.741 179/.445 371/.781 69/.683 219/.714 .684
Home 503/.713 21/.460 180/.706 177/.866 143/.503 209/.796 47/.410 187/.742 .706
Last 28d days / / / / / / / /
HR/SB/CS 28/14/4 0/1/0 8/2/0 7/2/0 3/9/0 13/5/2 0/0/1 8/7/1 14/11/4
Usage ····X··· X···X··X ···XX·oo ······X· ·X·X···o ···o·o·X ·o·X··XX ·o·o·o·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 (5.71 RS/G) vs. Cincinnati Reds Pitchers (4.80 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 36.Volquez
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 ··· 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 ··· 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 ··· 8/.875 2/2.000 3/.666 ··· 2/.000 2/.000 12/.606 574/410 .293/.371/.420/.792 .745/.810 .815 / 1/2 10/11
17.Fontenot* G/S/vP ··· 3/1.000 2/.000 ··· 1/2.000 1/.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 ··· 1/.000 1/no AB 1/.000 1/no AB ··· ··· 1/no AB / /// / / / /
9.Johnson G/S/vP ··· 10/1.600 ··· ··· 12/.166 1/no AB 2/.000 ··· 307/222 .236/.305/.320/.625 .913/.513 .618 / 4/2 2/0
25.Lee G/S/vP ··· 3/.333 4/1.000 11/.855 4/.250 5/1.850 11/1.000 29/.522 650/509 .317/.400/.513/.913 1.015/.885 1.081 / 6/5 22/7
4.Patterson* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 9/9 .250/.250/.375/.625 /.625 1.500 / 0/0 0/0
20.Pie* G/S/vP ··· 2/.000 ··· 1/.000 2/.500 ··· ··· ··· 194/156 .215/.271/.333/.604 .269/.689 .556 / 8/1 2/0
16.Ramirez G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 4/1.167 11/.273 4/1.750 5/2.133 3/.000 22/1.102 558/431 .310/.366/.549/.915 1.220/.826 1.046 / 0/0 26/10
18.Soto G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 2/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 60/30 .389/.433/.667/1.100 1.096/1.104 .962 / 0/0 3/0
2.Theriot G/S/vP ··· 2/1.000 3/.666 2/2.500 3/.500 1/2.000 1/.000 7/.143 597/456 .266/.326/.346/.672 .797/.634 .729 / 28/4 3/11
33.Ward* G/S/vP ··· ··· 2/.500 3/1.334 3/.333 ··· 7/.786 12/.432 133/123 .327/.436/.527/.963 .775/.978 1.026 / 0/0 3/1
IP 34.0 59.0 43.0 51.0 63.1 77.2 TOTAL .267/.345/.442/.787 .713/.813 .856 .787 12/5 19/10
ERA-K/9 4.50/7.7 3.51/7.0 2.51/7.5 5.82/7.6 2.98/12.2 /0.0 /0.0 3.59/5.6 4.56/8.1

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

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 149/.262 253/.226 176/.187 242/.323 261/.218 / / 328/.233 .240  Johnson
 DeRosa
 Ward
 Pie
 Theriot
 Patterson
70/1/8/3
1/0/22/1
1/0/10/1
2/80/0/1
4/0/2/0
2/0/0/0
OPS .750 .707 .550 .897 .588 .669 .746
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 71/.631 96/.747 73/.519 81/.861 116/.642 / / 143/.731 .683
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 78/.860 157/.682 103/.566 161/.913 145/.544 / / 185/.622 .788
Road 101/.798 130/.881 80/.424 105/.892 97/.843 / / 157/.666 .767
Last 28d days / / / / / / / /
HR/SB/CS 4/2/0 3/7/1 2/4/1 12/6/0 4/3/0 // // 4/5/1 24/5/2
Usage ·····X·· Xo··o··· ·X···X·· ·X·Xo··o X··X··o· X···X··X X······X X····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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