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Game Preview: NYM @ CHC, 2:20pm, Tuesday, April 22, 2008 @Wrigley Field

New York Mets, 10-8, 2nd, 1½ GB, 2 GB in WC

SP: Nelson Figueroa (34, RHP, 1-0, 3.60)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. CHC Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (1-0)             15     7   6   6   5  14  1    3.60      
 2004 (0-3)             28.1  32  18  18  11  10  4    5.72      
 2003 (2-1)             35.1  28  13  13  13  23  8    3.31      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         2-2  35    32  19  19  14  22  6    4.89   49 
 2008-04-17    WSN  ND   7     3   2   2   2   7  1     101   68 
 2008-04-11    MIL   W   6     2   2   2   2   6  0      85   64 
 2004-09-23    CHC   L   2     5   4   4   1   1  0      40   30 
 2004-08-28    STL   L   4     6   5   5   2   2  2      58   30 
 2004-08-20   @STL  ND   6     5   2   2   0   1  1      75   55 
 2003-08-21   @STL  ND   5     5   2   2   5   2  1      90   46 
 2003-08-15    MIL   W   5     6   2   2   2   3  1      77   48 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.CHC      0-2  12.2  17  12   8   8  13  1    5.68   41 
 2004-09-23    CHC   L   2     5   4   4   1   1  0      40   30 
 2002-09-04   @CHC   L   5.2   6   3   3   5   8  0     114   48 
 2002-06-04    CHC  ND   5     6   5   1   2   4  1      81   45 
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:    6-3    Road:    4-5    ExtrInn: 2-1 
 vsRHP:   2-7    vsLHP:   8-1    1-Run:   2-2 
 vsEast:  9-5    vsCntrl: 1-3    vsWest:  0-0  IL: 0-0 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 18 Mon, Apr 21  @CHC  L   1-7       10-8   2nd  1.5 gb
 17 Sun, Apr 20  @PHI  L   4-5       10-7   2nd  0.5 gb
 16 Sat, Apr 19  @PHI  W   4-2       10-6   1st  0.5 up
 15 Fri, Apr 18  @PHI  W   6-4        9-6   1st  0.5 up
 14 Thu, Apr 17   WSN  W   3-2 (14)   8-6   2nd  0.5 gb
 13 Wed, Apr 16   WSN  W   5-2        7-6   2nd  1.5 gb
 12 Tue, Apr 15   WSN  W   6-0        6-6   2nd  1.5 gb
 11 Sun, Apr 13   MIL  L   7-9        5-6   2nd  1.5 gb
 10 Sat, Apr 12   MIL  L   3-5        5-5   2nd  1.5 gb
  9 Fri, Apr 11   MIL  W   4-2        5-4   2nd  1.5 gb
 Last 10: 6-4    Last 20:10-8    Last 30:10-8 
Chicago Cubs, 13-6, 1st, ½ up

SP: Ted Lilly (32, LHP, 0-3, 9.16)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. NYM Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (0-3)             18.2  25  19  19   7  14  4    9.16      
 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         0-4  32.2  38  25  25   9  28  6    6.89   43 
 2008-04-17    CIN   L   6     6   5   5   3   6  1      94   43 
 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 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.NYM      1-1  17    15  10   9  12  17  4    4.76   49 
 2007-08-04    NYM   W   7.2   7   2   2   1   8  2     113   64 
 2002-06-29    NYM   L   4     7   6   5   3   2  2      94   25 
 2001-06-17   @NYM  ND   5.1   1   2   2   8   7  0     115   57 
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:    9-4    Road:    4-2    ExtrInn: 3-1 
 vsRHP:   8-5    vsLHP:   5-1    1-Run:   3-2 
 vsEast:  2-2    vsCntrl:11-4    vsWest:  0-0  IL: 0-0 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 19 Mon, Apr 21   NYM  W   7-1       13-6   1st  0.5 up
 18 Sun, Apr 20   PIT  W  13-6       12-6   1st  0.5 up
 17 Sat, Apr 19   PIT  W  13-1       11-6   2nd  0.5 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
 Last 10: 7-3    Last 20:13-6    Last 30:13-6 
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Mon, Apr 21, 2008 CHC  7  NYM  1        W:Carlos Zambrano (3-1), L: John Maine (1-2), S: none

Sun, Aug 05, 2007 NYM  8 @CHC  3        W:Tom Glavine (10-6), L: Jason Marquis (8-7), S: none
Sat, Aug 04, 2007 CHC  6  NYM  2        W:Ted Lilly (12-5), L: John Maine (12-6), S: none
Fri, Aug 03, 2007 NYM  6 @CHC  2        W:Guillermo Mota (1-0), L: Ryan Dempster (2-4), S: none
Thu, May 17, 2007 NYM  6  CHC  5        W:Ambiorix Burgos (1-0), L: Ryan Dempster (1-2), S: none
Wed, May 16, 2007 NYM  8  CHC  1        W:Jorge Sosa (3-0), L: Rich Hill (4-3), S: none
Tue, May 15, 2007 CHC 10 @NYM  1        W:Carlos Zambrano (4-3), L: John Maine (5-1), S: none
Mon, May 14, 2007 NYM  5  CHC  4        W:Aaron Heilman (4-2), L: Michael Wuertz (0-2), S: none
Wed, Jul 26, 2006 NYM  1  CHC  0 (10)   W:Aaron Heilman (1-3), L: Glendon Rusch (3-8), S: none
Tue, Jul 25, 2006 CHC  8 @NYM  6        W:Carlos Zambrano (11-3), L: Tom Glavine (11-4), S: Bobby Howry (3)
Season Series: 2008 - CHC leads 1-0; 2007 - NYM won 5-2; 2006 - Tied 3-3; All-Time - Tied 334-334

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.

New York Mets Batters (4.83 RS/G) vs. Chicago Cubs Pitchers (4.58 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.Anderson* G/S/vP 3/1.000 ··· 3/.666 9/.661 4/.833 4/.000 9/.222 3/.000 106/98 .295/.343/.463/.806 .268/.849 .823 / 4/1 3/1
15.Beltran# G/S/vP 9/1.158 ··· 16/.945 34/.810 ··· 3/.000 7/1.229 3/1.167 636/456 .276/.353/.525/.878 .940/.853 .925 / 23/2 33/5
30.Casanova# G/S/vP ··· ··· 2/.000 8/.125 ··· ··· 16/.563 ··· 89/66 .253/.315/.519/.834 .811/.842 .983 / 0/0 6/3
1.Castillo# G/S/vP 13/.802 ··· ··· 34/.781 3/.000 3/.000 24/.707 ··· 615/459 .301/.362/.359/.721 .778/.701 .694 / 19/6 1/5
10.Chavez* G/S/vP ··· ··· 3/1.000 10/1.100 1/.000 ··· 3/.000 1/no AB 165/134 .287/.325/.380/.705 .724/.700 .604 / 5/2 1/0
19.Church* G/S/vP 3/.000 ··· 3/.333 7/1.715 3/2.334 ··· ··· 2/.000 530/394 .272/.349/.464/.813 .655/.866 .848 / 3/2 15/3
44.Clark G/S/vP ··· ··· 4/.250 4/.500 3/1.167 3/1.000 10/.543 6/1.500 123/79 .262/.352/.346/.698 .822/.627 .797 / 1/3 0/1
21.Delgado* G/S/vP 16/.599 ··· 11/.091 36/1.438 1/no AB 3/.666 6/.000 2/.500 607/412 .258/.333/.448/.781 .704/.818 .870 / 4/0 24/8
3.Easley G/S/vP 9/.472 ··· 17/1.221 15/.533 1/.000 ··· 10/1.067 5/.000 218/117 .280/.358/.466/.824 1.041/.638 .880 / 0/1 10/5
16.Pagan# G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 4/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 161/83 .264/.306/.439/.745 .755/.736 .604 / 4/1 4/0
7.Reyes# G/S/vP 4/.000 ··· 2/2.000 28/1.357 2/.000 ··· 5/.650 3/1.334 765/554 .280/.354/.421/.775 .795/.768 .764 / 78/21 12/12
23.Schneider* G/S/vP 9/.333 ··· 3/.666 18/.457 3/.333 2/.500 6/.500 2/.000 477/337 .235/.326/.336/.661 .636/.671 .679 / 0/0 6/6
5.Wright G/S/vP 4/.833 ··· 3/1.334 25/.815 1/.000 3/.666 6/.167 3/.333 711/513 .325/.416/.546/.963 1.106/.908 .912 / 34/5 30/21
IP 207.0 11.0 81.1 78.0 69.1 103.1 24.1 72.1 TOTAL .260/.346/.377/.723 .843/.648 .730 .723 14/7 10/11
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 3.95/6.7

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Casanova (9-5-4)
 Schneider (53-24-5)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 847/.236 42/.189 336/.245 342/.293 285/.169 446/.267 101/.207 312/.234 .244  Beltran
 Church
 Anderson
 Chavez
 Easley
 Pagan
 Clark
0/141/0/6
91/41/0/4
12/3/1/2
37/10/24/1
3/0/6/0
2/34/29/0
38/14/15/0
OPS .692 .566 .670 .785 .508 .750 .609 .712 .720
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 161/.698 14/.071 144/.566 161/.836 106/.616 75/.600 32/.443 93/.707 .805
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 686/.691 28/.829 192/.746 181/.741 179/.445 371/.781 69/.683 219/.714 .666
Home 503/.713 21/.460 180/.706 177/.866 143/.503 209/.796 47/.410 187/.742 .693
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 19/14/6
Usage ····X··· ··X··X·· ·X··o··· ···oX··· o··X··X· ·X·oo··· o··o··o· ·XX·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 (6.21 RS/G) vs. New York Mets Pitchers (3.83 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 27.Figueroa
G/S/vB
25.Feliciano*
G/S/vB
48.Heilman
G/S/vB
50.Sanchez
G/S/vB
60.Schoeneweis*
G/S/vB
35.Smith
G/S/vB
29.Sosa
G/S/vB
13.Wagner*
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
24.Blanco G/S/vP 7/.453 4/.500 3/.333 ··· 1/.000 ··· 4/.666 5/.400 58/36 .167/.193/.222/.415 .145/.574 .422 / 0/0 0/0
5.Cedeno G/S/vP ··· 1/2.000 5/1.100 2/.000 ··· ··· 3/.000 ··· 80/46 .203/.231/.392/.623 .382/.823 .622 / 2/1 4/2
7.DeRosa G/S/vP 1/.000 3/.666 1/.000 1/.000 5/.800 ··· 3/.000 8/1.571 574/410 .293/.371/.420/.792 .745/.810 .815 / 1/2 10/11
17.Fontenot* G/S/vP ··· 1/3.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 260/201 .278/.336/.402/.738 .586/.781 .861 / 5/4 3/8
1.Fukudome* G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/2.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· / /// / / / /
9.Johnson G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 2/.000 4/.500 ··· 20/.876 2/.500 307/222 .236/.305/.320/.625 .913/.513 .618 / 4/2 2/0
25.Lee G/S/vP 10/.100 4/1.167 14/1.015 5/2.600 ··· ··· 7/.929 3/2.667 650/509 .317/.400/.513/.913 1.015/.885 1.081 / 6/5 22/7
19.Murton G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 2/1.000 1/.000 1/.000 1/.000 2/.000 1/.000 261/160 .281/.352/.438/.791 .892/.727 .655 / 1/0 8/4
20.Pie* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/5.000 ··· 194/156 .215/.271/.333/.604 .269/.689 .556 / 8/1 2/0
16.Ramirez G/S/vP 7/1.571 ··· 7/.762 3/1.000 1/5.000 1/.000 8/.125 13/.898 558/431 .310/.366/.549/.915 1.220/.826 1.046 / 0/0 26/10
18.Soto G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 60/30 .389/.433/.667/1.100 1.096/1.104 .962 / 0/0 3/0
2.Theriot G/S/vP ··· 1/3.000 1/.000 ··· 1/no AB 1/.000 4/.000 ··· 597/456 .266/.326/.346/.672 .797/.634 .729 / 28/4 3/11
33.Ward* G/S/vP 5/.200 1/.000 5/.400 3/.000 2/2.000 ··· 4/.500 2/.000 133/123 .327/.436/.527/.963 .775/.978 1.026 / 0/0 3/1
IP 64.0 86.0 59.0 44.1 112.2 68.1 TOTAL .280/.364/.454/.818 .822/.817 .878 .818 16/7 24/13
ERA-K/9 /0.0 3.09/8.6 3.03/6.6 /0.0 5.03/6.3 3.45/9.1 4.47/5.5 2.63/10.5 3.29/7.5

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

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA / 275/.200 352/.224 / 265/.271 205/.274 481/.255 282/.216 .224  Johnson
 Murton
 DeRosa
 Ward
 Pie
 Theriot
70/1/8/3
28/1/41/3
1/0/22/1
1/0/10/1
2/80/0/1
4/0/2/0
OPS .610 .634 .797 .757 .719 .611 .680
vs LHB (BF-OPS) / 112/.483 141/.738 / 108/.556 58/.858 214/.938 61/.698 .804
vs RHB (BF-OPS) / 163/.697 211/.568 / 157/.963 147/.720 267/.549 221/.587 .615
Road / 135/.626 177/.724 / 131/.704 99/.788 271/.691 131/.705 .745
Last 28d days / / / / / / / /
HR/SB/CS // 3/3/0 8/8/2 // 8/6/1 3/5/1 10/4/2 6/6/0 23/4/5
Usage ····X··· ·Xooo··· X·Xoo·X· X·o·X·X· ··X····· ·Xo·XX·· oo··X··· ··oooo··

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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