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Game Preview: COL @ CHC, 8:05pm, Thursday, May 29, 2008 @Wrigley Field

Colorado Rockies, 20-33, 4th, 10 GB, 10½ GB in WC

SP: Jeff Francis (27, LHP, 1-5, 6.18)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. CHC Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (1-5)             59.2  71  41  41  24  46 11    6.18      
 2007 (17-9)           215.1 234 103 101  63 165 25    4.22      
 2006 (13-11)          199   187 101  92  69 117 18    4.16      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         1-3  41.1  49  29  29  19  34  5    6.31   43 
 2008-05-24    NYM   L   6     7   6   6   3   8  1     114   39 
 2008-05-18    MIN   W   6.1   6   2   2   2   7  1     102   58 
 2008-05-13   @ARI   L   4.2  13   8   8   0   3  1      78    9 
 2008-05-07    STL  ND   5     6   3   3   5   4  1      98   42 
 2008-05-02    LAD   L   5.1   6   4   4   2   3  0     100   41 
 2008-04-27   @LAD  ND   7     5   2   2   3   6  0     112   62 
 2008-04-22    PHI  ND   7     6   4   4   4   3  1     109   48 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.CHC      0-0  20.2  34  22  22   8  13  4    9.58   30 
 2007-06-25   @CHC  ND   5    10   6   6   2   4  1      93   25 
 2006-09-30   @CHC  ND   6.1   7   6   6   1   3  0      96   37 
 2005-08-21    CHC  ND   4.1   8   5   5   2   4  2      96   29 
 2005-05-29   @CHC  ND   5     9   5   5   3   2  1      86   28 
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   12-14   Road:    8-19   ExtrInn: 2-5 
 vsRHP:  15-27   vsLHP:   5-6    1-Run:  10-10
 vsEast:  5-6    vsCntrl: 6-6    vsWest:  7-20 IL: 2-1 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 53 Wed, May 28  @PHI  L   1-6       20-33  4th 10.0 gb
 52 Tue, May 27  @PHI  L   4-7       20-32  4th 10.0 gb
 51 Mon, May 26  @PHI  L   5-20      20-31  3rd 10.0 gb
 50 Sun, May 25   NYM  W   4-1       20-30  3rd 10.0 gb
 49 Sat, May 24   NYM  L   2-9       19-30  4th 10.0 gb
 48 Fri, May 23   NYM  W   6-5 (13)  19-29  4th 10.0 gb
 47 Wed, May 21   SFG  L   2-3 (10)  18-29  4th 10.5 gb
 46 Tue, May 20   SFG  L   5-6       18-28  3rd 10.5 gb
 45 Mon, May 19   SFG  W   4-3       18-27  3rd 10.5 gb
 44 Sun, May 18   MIN  W   6-2       17-27  3rd 11.0 gb
 Last 10: 4-6    Last 20: 8-12   Last 30:10-20
Chicago Cubs, 32-21, 1st, 1½ up

SP: Jason Marquis (29, RHP, 2-3, 4.97)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. COL Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (2-3)             50.2  63  30  28  20  29  6    4.97      
 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         2-3  40.1  51  23  22  14  25  4    4.91   45 
 2008-05-24   @PIT  ND   5.1   7   3   3   3   2  1      85   41 
 2008-05-18    PIT   W   6     4   3   2   1   3  1      94   56 
 2008-05-13    SDP   L   5.2   9   4   4   1   3  1      77   37 
 2008-05-04   @STL   L   5.1   7   5   5   5   4  0      89   33 
 2008-04-29    MIL   L   5    10   5   5   1   2  0      98   28 
 2008-04-24   @COL  ND   7     8   2   2   2   4  1      98   55 
 2008-04-19    PIT   W   6     6   1   1   1   7  0     102   62 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.COL      2-1  33.1  35  13  12   9  17  4    3.24   52 
 2008-04-24   @COL  ND   7     8   2   2   2   4  1      98   55 
 2007-08-10   @COL   W   6.2   5   1   0   0   5  0      89   67 
 2007-06-25    COL  ND   5.2   7   3   3   2   5  0      97   46 
 2006-06-16    COL   W   8     5   1   1   2   3  1     101   69 
 2006-05-08    COL   L   6    10   6   6   3   0  2      77   25 
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   22-8    Road:   10-13   ExtrInn: 5-4 
 vsRHP:  21-14   vsLHP:  11-7    1-Run:   6-7 
 vsEast:  4-4    vsCntrl:18-15   vsWest: 10-2  IL: 0-0 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 53 Wed, May 28   LAD  W   2-1 (10)  32-21  1st  1.5 up
 52 Tue, May 27   LAD  W   3-1       31-21  1st  1.5 up
 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
 Last 10: 6-4    Last 20:13-7    Last 30:17-13
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Thu, Apr 24, 2008 COL  4  CHC  2        W:Aaron Cook (3-1), L: Kevin Hart (2-1), S: Brian Fuentes (1)
Wed, Apr 23, 2008 CHC  7 @COL  6 (10)   W:Kerry Wood (2-0), L: Kip Wells (1-1), S: Carlos Marmol (2)

Sun, Aug 12, 2007 COL  6  CHC  3        W:Matt Herges (1-0), L: Kerry Wood (0-1), S: Manuel Corpas (9)
Sat, Aug 11, 2007 COL 15  CHC  2        W:Josh Fogg (7-7), L: Rich Hill (6-7), S: none
Fri, Aug 10, 2007 CHC  6 @COL  2        W:Jason Marquis (9-7), L: Aaron Cook (8-7), S: none
Thu, Aug 09, 2007 CHC 10 @COL  2        W:Ted Lilly (13-5), L: Ubaldo Jimenez (1-2), S: none
Wed, Jun 27, 2007 CHC  6  COL  4        W:Carlos Zambrano (9-6), L: Jason Hirsh (3-7), S: Carlos Marmol (1)
Tue, Jun 26, 2007 CHC  8  COL  5        W:Ted Lilly (6-4), L: Rodrigo Lopez (4-1), S: Will Ohman (1)
Mon, Jun 25, 2007 CHC 10  COL  9        W:Bobby Howry (4-4), L: Brian Fuentes (0-2), S: none
Sun, Oct 01, 2006 CHC  8  COL  5        W:David Aardsma (3-0), L: Jeremy Affeldt (8-8), S: none
Season Series: 2008 - Tied 1-1; 2007 - CHC won 5-2; 2006 - COL won 4-2; All-Time - CHC leads 69-64

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  5.58

LAD  4.48

SDP  3.52

RA/G

OAK  3.53

FLA  4.65

PIT  5.56

BA

C. Jones  .418

C. Lee  .270

J. Thome  .204

OBP

C. Jones  .495

C. Young  .336

K. Greene  .262

SLG

L. Berkman  .742

K. Fukudome  .422

J. Bartlett  .285

OPS

L. Berkman  1.212

A. Beltre  .756

F. Sanchez  .576

ERA

E. Volquez  1.31

S. Chacon  3.95

J. Washburn  6.54

K/9IP

E. Volquez  11.03

N. Robertson  6.33

J. Garland  2.38

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Colorado Rockies Batters (4.15 RS/G) vs. Chicago Cubs Pitchers (4.00 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 21.Marquis
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
27.Atkins G/S/vP 19/.652 ··· 3/.000 5/1.800 9/.333 5/1.933 3/.333 4/.833 218/181 .330/.358/.512/.870 1.507/.744 .862 93/.875 0/0 8/
10.Baker G/S/vP 3/.333 ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 76/54 .191/.237/.265/.502 .195/.611 .459 44/.520 0/0 0/
17.Helton* G/S/vP 33/.965 ··· 23/.820 ··· 26/.755 4/.250 22/.364 3/.333 233/180 .280/.403/.394/.797 .579/.864 .742 104/.802 0/0 4/
21.Herrera# G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 47/30 .233/.283/.256/.538 .494/.562 .590 44/.547 1/1 0/
20.Iannetta G/S/vP 3/1.666 ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 3/1.666 92/80 .272/.348/.494/.842 .900/.832 .857 50/.709 0/0 3/
22.Podsednik* G/S/vP 18/.973 ··· 5/.600 3/.666 ··· 1/no AB 17/1.042 2/1.000 80/73 .261/.363/.333/.696 .000/.768 .840 43/.554 7/1 0/
6.Quintanilla* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· 3/1.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· 68/61 .250/.273/.359/.632 .000/.697 .320 68/.632 0/0 0/
25.Smith* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 20/15 .263/.300/.474/.774 .000/1.043 .692 20/.774 1/0 1/
19.Spilborghs G/S/vP 5/.800 ··· 2/.000 2/.000 1/.000 5/.933 2/2.000 4/.750 116/85 .306/.397/.490/.886 1.196/.778 .905 65/.921 3/1 3/
24.Stewart* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/3.000 ··· 16/15 .214/.313/.286/.598 /.552 .708 16/.598 0/0 0/
18.Sullivan* G/S/vP 8/.572 ··· 2/.000 2/.000 12/.614 2/1.000 2/.000 4/1.000 4/4 .250/.250/.250/.500 /.500 .667 4/.500 0/0 0/
3.Taveras G/S/vP 34/.668 ··· 3/.666 ··· 6/.666 5/.400 3/.333 7/.429 182/143 .242/.311/.292/.603 .492/.633 .575 77/.489 20/1 0/
8.Torrealba G/S/vP 9/.819 ··· 2/2.000 3/.000 4/.500 4/.500 1/.000 2/.000 130/97 .220/.262/.331/.592 .681/.562 .543 50/.483 0/4 2/
IP 50.2 5.0 4.0 28.0 27.0 33.0 27.2 24.2 TOTAL .255/.327/.386/.713 .706/.715 .660 .723 45/13 38/28
ERA-K/9 4.97/5.1 1.80/5.4 0.00/11.2 4.82/7.4 3.33/5.3 1.64/12.8 3.25/9.4 2.92/5.1 3.56/7.1

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Iannetta (15-1-1)
 Torrealba (31-8-2)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 230/.313 22/.235 15/.143 125/.322 117/.315 125/.127 109/.188 102/.220 .242  Taveras
 Podsednik
 Sullivan
 Smith
 Spilborghs
0/41/0/1
4/18/0/0
0/1/0/0
0/0/5/0
7/7/12/0
OPS .849 .745 .414 .894 .880 .435 .543 .639 .700
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 82/.790 11/.586 9/.000 46/.952 38/1.247 49/.643 48/.544 38/.635 .754
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 148/.877 11/.864 6/1.100 79/.860 79/.707 76/.302 61/.538 64/.641 .667
Home 124/.852 4/.250 9/.556 72/1.055 30/.784 79/.415 62/.551 52/.524 .665
Last 28d days 101/.818 22/.745 15/.414 62/.713 51/1.053 60/.426 59/.568 43/.505
HR/SB/CS 6/5/0 0/0/0 0/1/0 5/0/0 6/0/0 2/3/0 1/0/0 3/1/2 50/27/12
Usage ····X··· X··o·o·· ···oo··X X·Xoo··o ···oX··o ·X·XX··· ·oX·Xo·· ····X··o
Chicago Cubs Batters (5.58 RS/G) vs. Colorado Rockies Pitchers (5.40 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 26.Francis*
G/S/vB
41.Arias
G/S/vB
35.Buchholz
G/S/vB
60.Corpas
G/S/vB
40.Fuentes*
G/S/vB
49.Grilli
G/S/vB
34.Herges
G/S/vB
45.Newman*
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
24.Blanco G/S/vP 3/.666 ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 5/.500 ··· 35/21 .313/.371/.313/.684 .813/.596 .618 14/.571 0/0 0/
5.Cedeno G/S/vP 3/.666 ··· 3/2.000 3/.000 1/2.000 ··· 1/no AB ··· 93/47 .321/.402/.444/.847 .643/1.053 .955 41/.619 2/0 1/
7.DeRosa G/S/vP 6/.666 ··· 9/.444 2/.000 3/.666 1/.000 5/.600 ··· 202/136 .308/.398/.450/.848 1.003/.773 1.022 88/.824 3/0 4/
15.Edmonds* G/S/vP 12/.166 ··· 5/1.800 3/1.000 4/.500 2/.500 8/1.458 ··· 128/106 .167/.244/.211/.455 .279/.492 .285 46/.451 2/1 1/
17.Fontenot* G/S/vP 3/2.333 ··· 3/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 80/73 .250/.354/.412/.766 .533/.785 .668 34/.881 1/0 2/
1.Fukudome* G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/no AB 1/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 222/164 .305/.407/.422/.830 .766/.851 1.046 105/.735 4/2 2/
6.Hoffpauir* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 12/11 .364/.417/.545/.962 .000/1.055 .667 12/.962 0/0 0/
9.Johnson G/S/vP 3/.000 ··· ··· ··· 3/.000 3/.000 1/.000 ··· 170/100 .253/.337/.349/.687 .782/.621 .695 75/.653 1/3 2/
25.Lee G/S/vP 9/2.000 ··· 4/1.000 1/2.000 4/1.750 ··· 11/.788 ··· 243/175 .294/.354/.538/.892 .954/.868 .902 117/.661 3/2 12/
16.Ramirez G/S/vP 12/.886 ··· 5/.600 2/2.500 7/1.571 1/.000 10/.500 ··· 220/156 .302/.418/.522/.940 .804/.999 .929 96/.909 1/1 9/
12.Soriano G/S/vP 9/.444 ··· 2/.000 2/1.000 2/1.000 3/.000 4/1.250 ··· 173/120 .283/.329/.547/.877 1.162/.744 1.047 112/1.070 3/0 11/
18.Soto G/S/vP 3/.000 ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 205/146 .305/.400/.569/.969 1.162/.894 .950 102/.890 0/0 9/
2.Theriot G/S/vP 3/1.167 ··· 3/.833 3/1.000 3/1.000 ··· ··· ··· 225/164 .311/.393/.383/.776 .854/.747 .879 113/.719 9/8 1/
IP 59.2 10.1 29.1 26.1 21.2 28.0 28.2 8.2 TOTAL .283/.365/.441/.806 .842/.791 .874 .782 30/16 56/33
ERA-K/9 6.18/6.9 3.48/4.4 1.23/6.8 5.81/4.8 2.91/7.9 3.54/8.0 3.77/7.2 9.35/6.2 4.93/6.0

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Blanco (4-1-1)
 Soto (23-11-3)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 272/.292 44/.250 108/.141 121/.304 91/.238 121/.265 121/.259 49/.366 .271  Fukudome
 Soriano
 Edmonds
 DeRosa
 Hoffpauir
 Johnson
0/2/49/3
37/0/0/2
0/33/0/1
12/0/4/0
2/0/0/0
10/35/0/0
OPS .866 .718 .375 .841 .669 .739 .724 1.128 .778
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 52/.766 16/.717 50/.309 59/.786 18/.284 47/.731 62/.567 14/1.349 .719
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 220/.890 28/.717 58/.434 62/.886 73/.771 74/.744 59/.889 35/1.054 .818
Road 104/.784 20/.255 49/.274 55/.654 40/.623 63/.697 65/.651 33/1.040 .775
Last 28d days 131/.944 44/.718 45/.318 53/.851 38/.923 62/.766 52/.861 32/1.308
HR/SB/CS 11/6/0 1/1/0 0/3/1 3/1/0 1/2/1 1/2/2 2/0/2 3/1/0 50/46/9
Usage ····X··· ·XX·X··· ·o···X·o ·Xo··o·· ·····o·X X·X··X·· o·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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