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Game Preview: PIT @ CHC, 1:05pm, Saturday, April 19, 2008 @Wrigley Field

Pittsburgh Pirates, 7-9, 4th, 4½ GB, 3 GB in WC

SP: Tom Gorzelanny (25, LHP, 1-1, 6.75)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. CHC Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (1-1)             14.2  16  11  11  11   6  1    6.75      
 2007 (14-10)          201.2 214  90  87  68 135 18    3.88      
 2006 (2-5)             61.2  50  29  26  31  40  3    3.79      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         1-4  38    54  29  29  23  22  4    6.87   37 
 2008-04-13    CIN   W   6.1   4   1   1   4   1  0     102   58 
 2008-04-07    CHC  ND   2.1   6   7   7   4   2  0      70   15 
 2008-04-02    ATL   L   6     6   3   3   3   3  1      95   48 
 2007-09-29    STL   L   6    11   6   6   3   1  1      90   24 
 2007-09-23    CHC   L   5.2  12   6   6   2   7  1     117   26 
 2007-09-18    SDP   L   5     9   4   4   4   4  0     107   33 
 2007-09-12    MIL  ND   6.2   6   2   2   3   4  1     107   55 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.CHC      2-2  30    32  15  15  12  24  2    4.50   50 
 2008-04-07    CHC  ND   2.1   6   7   7   4   2  0      70   15 
 2007-09-23    CHC   L   5.2  12   6   6   2   7  1     117   26 
 2007-09-07    CHC   W   7     6   1   1   2   3  0     118   62 
 2007-05-09    CHC   L   7     6   1   1   2   5  1      90   64 
 2006-08-04    CHC   W   8     2   0   0   2   7  0     111   83 
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:    3-3    Road:    4-6    ExtrInn: 2-2 
 vsRHP:   6-3    vsLHP:   1-6    1-Run:   4-2 
 vsEast:  3-3    vsCntrl: 3-4    vsWest:  1-2  IL: 0-0 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 16 Fri, Apr 18  @CHC  L   2-3        7-9   4th  4.5 gb
 15 Wed, Apr 16  @LAD  L   1-8        7-8   4th  4.0 gb
 14 Tue, Apr 15  @LAD  L   2-11       7-7   4th  3.0 gb
 13 Mon, Apr 14  @LAD  W   6-4        7-6   4th  2.0 gb
 12 Sun, Apr 13   CIN  W   9-1        6-6   4th  2.5 gb
 11 Sat, Apr 12   CIN  W   4-3        5-6   5th  3.5 gb
 10 Fri, Apr 11   CIN  W   1-0        4-6   5th  3.5 gb
  9 Thu, Apr 10   CHC  L   3-7        3-6   5th  3.5 gb
  8 Wed, Apr  9   CHC  L   4-6 (15)   3-5   5th  3.5 gb
  7 Mon, Apr  7   CHC  L   8-10(12)   3-4   5th  2.5 gb
 Last 10: 4-6    Last 20: 7-9    Last 30: 7-9 
Chicago Cubs, 10-6, 2nd, 1½ GB, tied for WC

SP: Jason Marquis (29, RHP, 0-0, 5.23)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. PIT Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (0-0)             10.1  12   7   6   6   4  2    5.23      
 2007 (12-9)           191.2 190 111  98  76 109 22    4.60      
 2006 (14-16)          194.1 221 136 130  75  96 35    6.02      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         1-1  36.1  46  26  23  13  18  3    5.70   42 
 2008-04-13    PHI  ND   5     4   2   2   5   2  1      86   48 
 2008-04-05    HOU  ND   5.1   8   5   4   1   2  1      81   35 
 2007-09-26    FLA   L   5     9   5   4   2   4  0      77   33 
 2007-09-21    PIT  ND   2.2   8   7   7   2   1  0      54   13 
 2007-09-16    STL   W   6.1   5   1   1   2   4  0      88   61 
 2007-09-11    HOU  ND   5     8   4   3   0   1  0      62   38 
 2007-09-06    LAD  ND   7     4   2   2   1   4  1      91   64 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.PIT      2-2  30.1  26  16  16   7  18  5    4.75   52 
 2007-09-21    PIT  ND   2.2   8   7   7   2   1  0      54   13 
 2007-07-06    PIT   L   4.2   8   6   6   3   3  2      89   24 
 2007-05-09    PIT   W   9     3   0   0   0   5  0     110   86 
 2007-05-02    PIT   W   8     4   1   1   0   5  1     105   75 
 2006-08-13    PIT   L   6     3   2   2   2   4  2      93   60 
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:    6-4    Road:    4-2    ExtrInn: 3-1 
 vsRHP:   7-5    vsLHP:   3-1    1-Run:   3-2 
 vsEast:  1-2    vsCntrl: 9-4    vsWest:  0-0  IL: 0-0 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 16 Fri, Apr 18   PIT  W   3-2       10-6   2nd  1.5 gb
 15 Thu, Apr 17   CIN  L   2-9        9-6   2nd  1.5 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
 Last 10: 7-3    Last 20:10-6    Last 30:10-6 
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Fri, Apr 18, 2008 CHC  3  PIT  2        W:Rich Hill (1-0), L: Ian Snell (2-1), S: Kerry Wood (4)
Thu, Apr 10, 2008 CHC  7 @PIT  3        W:Jon Lieber (2-1), L: Matt Morris (0-1), S: none
Wed, Apr 09, 2008 CHC  6 @PIT  4 (15)   W:Kevin Hart (2-0), L: Phil Dumatrait (0-1), S: Sean Marshall (1)
Mon, Apr 07, 2008 CHC 10 @PIT  8 (12)   W:Jon Lieber (1-1), L: Evan Meek (0-1), S: Carlos Marmol (1)

Sun, Sep 23, 2007 CHC  8  PIT  0        W:Carlos Zambrano (17-13), L: Tom Gorzelanny (14-9), S: none
Sat, Sep 22, 2007 CHC  9  PIT  5        W:Rich Hill (10-8), L: Zach Duke (3-8), S: none
Fri, Sep 21, 2007 CHC 13  PIT  8        W:Scott Eyre (2-1), L: Franquelis Osoria (0-2), S: none
Sun, Sep 09, 2007 PIT 10  CHC  5        W:Matt Morris (9-9), L: Steve Trachsel (6-10), S: none
Sat, Sep 08, 2007 CHC  5 @PIT  1        W:Carlos Zambrano (15-12), L: Ian Snell (9-12), S: none
Fri, Sep 07, 2007 PIT  6  CHC  1        W:Tom Gorzelanny (14-7), L: Rich Hill (8-8), S: none
Season Series: 2008 - CHC leads 4-0; 2007 - CHC won 8-7; 2006 - PIT won 9-6; All-Time - PIT leads 1189-1120

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.

Pittsburgh Pirates Batters (4.63 RS/G) vs. Chicago Cubs Pitchers (4.94 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 21.Marquis
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
19.Bautista G/S/vP 14/.774 3/1.167 7/.833 6/.400 7/.821 3/.666 2/.000 5/.600 614/470 .254/.339/.414/.753 .788/.742 .747 / 6/3 15/17
38.Bay G/S/vP 40/1.362 3/1.334 7/.286 7/1.285 3/.333 7/.572 11/.727 13/1.218 614/462 .247/.327/.418/.746 .742/.747 .766 / 4/1 21/8
10.Bixler G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 2/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· / /// / / / /
41.Doumit# G/S/vP 14/1.179 2/.000 2/.500 1/3.000 3/.000 2/2.000 5/.000 7/.143 279/216 .274/.341/.472/.813 .633/.865 .719 / 1/2 9/3
5.Gomez G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 3/.666 18/.466 ··· 1/3.000 ··· ··· 240/145 .297/.325/.374/.699 .678/.712 .656 / 1/2 1/3
25.LaRoche* G/S/vP 19/.600 3/2.667 3/1.167 17/1.286 2/.500 2/.000 10/.900 5/.600 632/473 .272/.345/.458/.803 .808/.802 .721 / 1/1 21/6
13.McLouth* G/S/vP 13/1.098 2/.000 ··· 7/1.071 4/3.333 7/1.000 3/.333 4/.750 382/304 .258/.351/.459/.810 .739/.828 .772 / 22/1 13/3
16.Mientkiewicz* G/S/vP 6/.750 1/.000 7/.762 15/.933 ··· ··· 4/.500 1/.000 192/159 .277/.349/.440/.789 .613/.822 .587 / 0/0 5/2
3.Morgan* G/S/vP 2/2.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 4/.250 ··· 3/.000 1/.000 118/87 .299/.359/.430/.789 .836/.773 .771 / 7/3 1/1
22.Nady G/S/vP 14/.599 3/1.167 10/.400 5/.600 5/.650 5/1.100 8/1.583 9/.583 470/366 .278/.330/.476/.805 .819/.802 .833 / 3/1 20/1
26.Paulino G/S/vP 8/.250 2/.000 6/.000 6/.334 5/.400 5/.400 3/.666 2/.000 494/375 .263/.314/.389/.703 1.055/.593 .680 / 2/2 11/7
31.Rivas G/S/vP ··· 2/1.000 6/.533 4/.500 3/.000 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 11/8 .273/.273/.727/1.000 2.333/.500 1.000 / 0/0 1/1
12.Sanchez G/S/vP 22/.454 4/.000 7/1.571 8/.000 5/.400 1/2.000 6/.500 9/.555 653/476 .304/.343/.442/.784 .956/.721 .779 / 0/1 11/9
IP 191.2 11.0 81.1 78.0 69.1 103.1 24.1 72.1 TOTAL .244/.313/.373/.687 .727/.672 .689 .687 6/5 14/21
ERA-K/9 4.60/5.1 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 4.18/6.5

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Doumit (21-6-5)
 Paulino (74-27-8)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 846/.256 42/.189 336/.245 342/.293 285/.169 446/.267 101/.207 312/.234 .249  Bay
 Doumit
 Nady
 McLouth
 Morgan
 Bautista
142/0/0/13
0/0/38/5
10/11/94/4
24/66/18/2
0/28/0/2
2/5/16/1
OPS .744 .566 .670 .785 .508 .750 .609 .712 .737
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 373/.828 14/.071 144/.566 161/.836 106/.616 75/.600 32/.443 93/.707 .840
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 473/.679 28/.829 192/.746 181/.741 179/.445 371/.781 69/.683 219/.714 .678
Home 442/.713 21/.460 180/.706 177/.866 143/.503 209/.796 47/.410 187/.742 .714
Last 28d days / / / / / / / /
HR/SB/CS 22/20/2 0/1/0 8/2/0 7/2/0 3/9/0 13/5/2 0/0/1 8/7/1 17/13/5
Usage ·····X·· ··X···X· ·o···XX· oX······ X··X·X·· oo···o·o o··o·X·· ·o·o·o·o

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 (5.31 RS/G) vs. Pittsburgh Pirates Pitchers (5.69 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 24.Gorzelanny*
G/S/vB
55.Capps
G/S/vB
32.Dumatrait*
G/S/vB
34.Grabow*
G/S/vB
43.Marte*
G/S/vB
44.Meek
G/S/vB
52.Osoria
G/S/vB
30.Yates
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
24.Blanco G/S/vP ··· 3/.666 1/.000 2/.000 2/.000 ··· ··· ··· 58/36 .167/.193/.222/.415 .145/.574 .422 / 0/0 0/0
5.Cedeno G/S/vP 8/1.125 3/1.500 1/3.000 5/.400 1/.000 ··· 2/.000 1/.000 80/46 .203/.231/.392/.623 .382/.823 .622 / 2/1 4/2
7.DeRosa G/S/vP 12/1.208 5/.000 5/.400 3/.666 1/.000 1/no AB 5/.200 4/.500 574/410 .293/.371/.420/.792 .745/.810 .815 / 1/2 10/11
17.Fontenot* G/S/vP ··· 2/1.000 ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 260/201 .278/.336/.402/.738 .586/.781 .861 / 5/4 3/8
1.Fukudome* G/S/vP 2/1.000 2/2.000 2/.500 1/2.000 1/.000 2/.500 2/.000 1/.000 / /// / / / /
9.Johnson G/S/vP 2/no AB ··· 1/.000 ··· 4/.250 1/no AB 2/1.000 2/.500 307/222 .236/.305/.320/.625 .913/.513 .618 / 4/2 2/0
25.Lee G/S/vP 12/1.767 8/.875 5/.933 3/.666 2/1.000 2/.500 6/.500 10/.422 650/509 .317/.400/.513/.913 1.015/.885 1.081 / 6/5 22/7
4.Patterson* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 9/9 .250/.250/.375/.625 /.625 1.500 / 0/0 0/0
20.Pie* G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 2/1.000 2/.000 1/.000 1/.000 1/.000 2/1.000 194/156 .215/.271/.333/.604 .269/.689 .556 / 8/1 2/0
16.Ramirez G/S/vP 14/.368 9/1.301 4/1.833 7/2.071 3/1.667 2/no AB 8/.875 12/.583 558/431 .310/.366/.549/.915 1.220/.826 1.046 / 0/0 26/10
18.Soto G/S/vP 8/1.482 2/.000 2/.500 4/1.250 2/.000 2/.000 4/1.750 1/2.000 60/30 .389/.433/.667/1.100 1.096/1.104 .962 / 0/0 3/0
2.Theriot G/S/vP 8/.250 5/1.200 4/.500 5/.933 4/1.250 1/no AB 3/.000 3/.666 597/456 .266/.326/.346/.672 .797/.634 .729 / 28/4 3/11
33.Ward* G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 ··· 2/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 3/1.000 133/123 .327/.436/.527/.963 .775/.978 1.026 / 0/0 3/1
IP 201.2 79.0 18.0 51.2 45.1 28.1 66.0 TOTAL .266/.344/.433/.777 .713/.796 .826 .777 13/6 19/12
ERA-K/9 3.88/6.0 2.28/7.3 15.00/4.5 4.53/7.3 2.38/10.1 /0.0 4.76/4.1 5.18/9.4 4.77/5.5

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

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 874/.273 315/.220 104/.448 228/.277 182/.200 / 126/.289 294/.251 .290  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 .748 .582 1.291 .740 .598 .743 .738 .794
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 140/.578 131/.743 17/1.353 87/.604 75/.352 / 39/.995 116/.960 .705
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 734/.781 184/.473 87/1.275 141/.828 107/.765 / 87/.634 178/.594 .840
Road 458/.764 150/.567 58/1.175 108/.782 99/.708 / 77/.701 150/.779 .841
Last 28d days / / / / / / / /
HR/SB/CS 18/17/5 5/1/0 6/0/0 6/10/0 2/0/1 // 3/1/0 6/7/1 15/13/4
Usage ·····X·· ····o·oo ···X·o·· ····o·XX ··X···oX ···X···· X·X··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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