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Game Preview: LAD @ CHC, 7:05pm, Tuesday, May 27, 2008 @Wrigley Field

Los Angeles Dodgers, 26-24, 2nd, 3½ GB, 3 GB in WC

SP: Hiroki Kuroda (33, RHP, 2-3, 3.48)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. CHC Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (2-3)             62    61  29  24  18  34  5    3.48      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         1-2  43.1  42  21  18  16  24  3    3.74   51 
 2008-05-21    CIN   W   8     5   2   2   2   3  0      99   65 
 2008-05-16   @LAA   L   6.1   7   4   3   2   5  0     100   48 
 2008-05-11    HOU  ND   6.2   1   1   1   3   5  0      96   70 
 2008-05-06    NYM  ND   3.1   8   4   2   3   1  1      80   30 
 2008-05-01   @FLA  ND   7     5   3   3   0   4  1      85   59 
 2008-04-25    COL  ND   6     9   5   5   2   2  0      95   34 
 2008-04-20   @ATL   L   6     7   2   2   4   4  1     118   50 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.CHC    Has never faced CHC.
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   15-11   Road:   11-13   ExtrInn: 3-0 
 vsRHP:  16-20   vsLHP:  10-4    1-Run:   8-4 
 vsEast:  5-4    vsCntrl: 9-9    vsWest: 11-9  IL: 1-2 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 50 Mon, May 26  @CHC  L   1-3       26-24  2nd  3.5 gb
 49 Sun, May 25   STL  W   4-3 (10)  26-23  2nd  3.5 gb
 48 Sat, May 24   STL  L   0-4       25-23  2nd  3.5 gb
 47 Fri, May 23   STL  L   1-2       25-22  2nd  3.5 gb
 46 Wed, May 21   CIN  W   5-2       25-21  2nd  3.0 gb
 45 Tue, May 20   CIN  W   4-1       24-21  2nd  4.0 gb
 44 Mon, May 19   CIN  W   6-5       23-21  2nd  5.0 gb
 43 Sun, May 18  @LAA  L   2-10      22-21  2nd  5.5 gb
 42 Sat, May 17  @LAA  W   6-3       22-20  2nd  4.5 gb
 41 Fri, May 16  @LAA  L   2-4       21-20  2nd  5.5 gb
 Last 10: 5-5    Last 20: 9-11   Last 30:18-12
Chicago Cubs, 30-21, 1st, ½ up

SP: Sean Gallagher (22, RHP, 1-1, 5.68)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. LAD Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (1-1)             19    22  12  12   8  14  2    5.68      
 2007 (0-0)             14.2  19  15  14  12   5  3    8.59      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         1-1  15    17  10  10   7  13  1    6.00   44 
 2008-05-21   @HOU   L   4.2   8   5   5   1   4  1      96   31 
 2008-05-16    PIT   W   6     4   1   1   3   3  0      91   60 
 2008-05-11    ARI  ND   4.1   5   4   4   3   6  0      83   40 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.LAD    Has never faced LAD.
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   20-8    Road:   10-13   ExtrInn: 4-4 
 vsRHP:  19-14   vsLHP:  11-7    1-Run:   5-7 
 vsEast:  4-4    vsCntrl:18-15   vsWest:  8-2  IL: 0-0 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 51 Mon, May 26   LAD  W   3-1       30-21  1st  0.5 up
 50 Sun, May 25  @PIT  L   5-6 (11)  29-21  1st    Tied
 49 Sat, May 24  @PIT  L   4-5 (14)  29-20  1st    Tied
 48 Fri, May 23  @PIT  W  12-3       29-19  1st  1.0 up
 47 Wed, May 21  @HOU  L   3-5       28-19  1st  1.0 up
 46 Tue, May 20  @HOU  L   2-4       28-18  1st  2.0 up
 45 Mon, May 19  @HOU  W   7-2       28-17  1st  2.0 up
 44 Sun, May 18   PIT  W   4-3       27-17  1st  2.0 up
 43 Sat, May 17   PIT  L   6-7       26-17  1st  2.0 up
 42 Fri, May 16   PIT  W   7-4       26-16  1st  2.5 up
 Last 10: 5-5    Last 20:12-8    Last 30:15-15
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Mon, May 26, 2008 CHC  3  LAD  1        W:Ryan Dempster (6-2), L: Chad Billingsley (4-6), S: Kerry Wood (11)

Thu, Sep 06, 2007 LAD  7 @CHC  4        W:Joe Beimel (4-1), L: Ryan Dempster (2-5), S: Takashi Saito (37)
Wed, Sep 05, 2007 CHC  8  LAD  2        W:Ted Lilly (14-7), L: Eric Stults (1-3), S: none
Tue, Sep 04, 2007 LAD  6 @CHC  2        W:Brad Penny (15-4), L: Steve Trachsel (6-9), S: none
Mon, Sep 03, 2007 LAD 11 @CHC  3        W:Esteban Loaiza (2-0), L: Carlos Zambrano (14-12), S: none
Sun, May 27, 2007 LAD  2  CHC  1 (11)   W:Chad Billingsley (3-0), L: Angel Guzman (0-1), S: none
Sat, May 26, 2007 CHC  4 @LAD  2        W:Carlos Zambrano (5-4), L: Mark Hendrickson (2-2), S: Ryan Dempster (11)
Fri, May 25, 2007 LAD  9  CHC  8        W:Rudy Seanez (2-0), L: Will Ohman (0-2), S: Takashi Saito (15)
Thu, Sep 14, 2006 CHC  6  LAD  5        W:Scott Eyre (1-2), L: Brett Tomko (8-7), S: Bobby Howry (5)
Wed, Sep 13, 2006 LAD  6 @CHC  0        W:Brad Penny (16-8), L: Angel Guzman (0-6), S: none
Season Series: 2008 - CHC leads 1-0; 2007 - LAD won 5-2; 2006 - CHC won 4-2; All-Time - LAD leads 1010-1008

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

CHC  5.71

MIN  4.54

SDP  3.50

RA/G

OAK  3.61

KCR  4.59

TEX  5.51

BA

C. Jones  .416

J. Damon  .265

P. Konerko  .204

OBP

C. Jones  .490

B. Butler  .330

K. Greene  .258

SLG

L. Berkman  .759

J. Mauer  .413

J. Bartlett  .283

OPS

L. Berkman  1.230

S. Schumaker  .755

M. Bourn  .580

ERA

E. Volquez  1.31

D. McGowan  3.90

J. Washburn  6.54

K/9IP

E. Volquez  11.03

N. Robertson  6.33

J. Garland  2.38

Baseball-Reference.com-- Baseball's History: 1871-Now

Los Angeles Dodgers Batters (4.62 RS/G) vs. Chicago Cubs Pitchers (4.12 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 36.Gallagher
G/S/vB
58.Ascanio
G/S/vB
47.Eyre*
G/S/vB
62.Howry
G/S/vB
32.Lieber
G/S/vB
49.Marmol
G/S/vB
34.Wood
G/S/vB
43.Wuertz
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
36.Ardoin G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/2.000 1/.000 3/1.000 ··· ··· ··· / /// / / / /
33.DeWitt* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 1/no AB ··· ··· ··· ··· 152/112 .299/.368/.460/.828 1.197/.706 .772 84/.919 1/0 4/
16.Ethier* G/S/vP 2/.000 ··· 1/5.000 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 1/2.000 ··· 184/139 .302/.366/.447/.813 .529/.904 .821 83/.770 2/0 4/
14.Hu G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 90/72 .185/.258/.222/.481 .675/.432 .311 62/.404 1/0 0/
27.Kemp G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 3/2.667 ··· ··· 1/2.000 2/.000 184/125 .315/.361/.458/.819 .992/.735 .864 101/.840 10/3 3/
12.Kent G/S/vP 1/2.000 ··· 4/.500 3/1.334 37/.550 1/.000 37/1.514 6/.167 164/115 .242/.287/.373/.659 .827/.587 .705 82/.507 0/0 4/
7.Loney* G/S/vP 1/2.000 ··· ··· 2/.000 3/.333 ··· 1/2.000 1/.000 206/142 .274/.330/.435/.766 .715/.788 .588 96/.763 2/3 5/
55.Martin G/S/vP 1/no AB ··· 1/.000 2/1.000 ··· 1/.000 1/.000 1/.000 208/157 .310/.418/.408/.826 .836/.823 .887 104/.816 4/4 3/
57.Maza G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 19/15 .438/.500/.625/1.125 .833/1.192 .851 19/1.125 0/0 1/
9.Pierre* G/S/vP 2/1.500 ··· 6/1.000 2/.000 24/.833 1/no AB 21/.775 3/.666 162/120 .292/.358/.326/.685 .869/.621 .739 103/.724 19/4 0/
22.Sweeney* G/S/vP 1/no AB ··· 2/.000 3/.000 19/1.171 ··· 1/.000 2/2.000 46/39 .100/.196/.125/.321 .429/.296 .353 28/.381 0/0 0/
13.Tiffee# G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 2/2 .500/.500/.500/1.000 /1.000 .000 2/1.000 0/0 0/
3.Young# G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 34/22 .259/.355/.296/.651 .583/.679 .705 22/.635 0/0 0/
IP 19.0 4.0 4.0 27.0 27.0 32.0 26.2 24.2 TOTAL .271/.341/.390/.732 .833/.691 .722 .712 48/16 33/31
ERA-K/9 5.68/6.6 2.25/4.5 0.00/11.2 5.00/7.0 3.33/5.3 1.69/12.9 3.38/9.1 2.92/5.1 3.67/7.2

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Martin (32-8-2)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 86/.297 18/.286 15/.143 121/.324 117/.315 119/.123 105/.185 102/.220 .244  Kemp
 Ethier
 Pierre
 Sweeney
 Young
0/17/30/7
22/0/26/3
36/1/0/1
1/0/0/0
1/0/1/0
OPS .854 .853 .414 .908 .880 .419 .545 .639 .708
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 39/.899 8/.686 9/.000 44/.999 38/1.247 46/.657 45/.534 38/.635 .763
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 47/.814 10/.956 6/1.100 77/.857 79/.707 73/.270 60/.548 64/.641 .675
Home 45/.742 / 9/.556 68/1.090 30/.784 73/.387 58/.555 52/.524 .677
Last 28d days 86/.854 18/.853 15/.414 63/.801 59/.993 57/.369 55/.573 50/.498
HR/SB/CS 2/2/1 0/0/0 0/1/0 5/0/0 6/0/0 2/3/0 1/0/0 3/1/2 50/27/11
Usage ·····X·· ·o·o··X· ·oo··X·· Xoo··o·o ·oX··o·o ·XX····o X·Xo···· ··X··o·o
Chicago Cubs Batters (5.71 RS/G) vs. Los Angeles Dodgers Pitchers (4.30 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 18.Kuroda
G/S/vB
97.Beimel*
G/S/vB
51.Broxton
G/S/vB
56.Kuo*
G/S/vB
61.Park
G/S/vB
45.Proctor
G/S/vB
44.Saito
G/S/vB
47.Wade
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
24.Blanco G/S/vP ··· 2/3.000 1/.000 2/1.000 14/.214 1/.000 ··· ··· 35/21 .313/.371/.313/.684 .813/.596 .618 16/.579 0/0 0/
5.Cedeno G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 ··· 3/.333 ··· 2/.500 ··· ··· 89/43 .321/.398/.449/.846 .643/1.071 .965 40/.699 2/0 1/
7.DeRosa G/S/vP ··· 3/1.667 ··· ··· 1/.000 5/1.000 1/no AB ··· 198/132 .315/.406/.461/.867 1.003/.798 1.064 95/.913 3/0 4/
15.Edmonds* G/S/vP ··· 21/1.117 5/.933 ··· 21/.985 ··· 2/.500 ··· 124/102 .173/.252/.218/.470 .279/.513 .313 47/.441 2/1 1/
17.Fontenot* G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 75/68 .254/.365/.413/.778 .533/.799 .677 33/1.111 1/0 2/
1.Fukudome* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 214/156 .294/.399/.411/.810 .766/.825 1.024 106/.693 4/2 2/
6.Hoffpauir* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/2.000 ··· ··· ··· 11/10 .400/.455/.600/1.055 .000/1.167 1.000 11/1.055 0/0 0/
9.Johnson G/S/vP ··· 1/no AB ··· ··· 3/.666 12/.750 ··· ··· 166/96 .261/.345/.359/.705 .782/.649 .728 83/.633 1/3 2/
25.Lee G/S/vP ··· 2/.000 5/1.150 3/.666 9/.111 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 235/167 .300/.362/.554/.916 .954/.900 .947 117/.745 3/1 12/
16.Ramirez G/S/vP ··· 3/2.667 3/2.000 3/.666 17/.607 1/5.000 3/.000 ··· 212/148 .299/.410/.525/.936 .804/.996 .922 96/.921 1/1 9/
12.Soriano G/S/vP ··· 2/.500 3/1.666 ··· 8/.542 7/.762 2/.000 ··· 163/110 .273/.319/.553/.872 1.162/.725 1.059 102/1.082 3/0 11/
18.Soto G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 2/.000 ··· ··· 197/138 .299/.401/.569/.970 1.162/.891 .950 103/.979 0/0 9/
2.Theriot G/S/vP ··· 2/.500 3/.000 3/.666 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· 219/158 .309/.390/.382/.772 .854/.741 .878 118/.705 9/8 1/
IP 62.0 16.0 20.2 31.0 30.0 24.0 21.2 11.2 TOTAL .283/.366/.445/.811 .842/.798 .889 .813 30/15 56/30
ERA-K/9 3.48/4.9 1.13/7.3 4.35/11.7 2.32/11.0 2.10/3.9 5.25/9.8 1.66/10.8 1.54/3.8 3.94/7.2

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Blanco (4-1-1)
 Soto (23-10-3)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 268/.248 68/.246 86/.224 128/.221 127/.250 107/.231 86/.210 49/.233 .255  Fukudome
 Soriano
 Edmonds
 DeRosa
 Hoffpauir
 Johnson
0/2/47/3
35/0/0/2
0/32/0/1
12/0/4/0
2/0/0/0
10/34/0/0
OPS .656 .586 .631 .633 .717 .837 .564 .661 .701
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 115/.718 32/.445 33/1.098 33/.862 59/.921 37/.881 45/.600 21/.979 .817
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 153/.609 36/.717 53/.381 95/.546 68/.545 70/.811 41/.526 28/.445 .617
Road 140/.632 23/.542 29/.846 73/.755 77/.874 56/1.058 22/.420 24/.810 .781
Last 28d days 133/.578 30/.492 37/.680 62/.563 60/.493 52/.827 42/.410 34/.724
HR/SB/CS 5/4/0 0/4/1 1/3/1 2/1/0 4/3/0 6/1/1 1/0/0 0/0/0 35/34/8
Usage ·····X·· ·o·o··oX ·X····oX ··o····· X······· X·oX···· ·X···ooo ·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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