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Game Preview: ATL @ CHC, 2:20pm, Thursday, June 12, 2008 @Wrigley Field

Atlanta Braves, 32-34, 3rd, 6½ GB, 7½ GB in WC

SP: Tim Hudson (32, RHP, 7-4, 2.86)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. CHC Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (7-4)             91.1  81  32  29  23  54  7    2.86      
 2007 (16-10)          224.1 221  87  83  53 132 10    3.33      
 2006 (13-12)          218.1 235 129 118  79 141 25    4.86      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         3-2  48.2  43  17  15  18  27  6    2.77   56 
 2008-06-06    PHI  ND   7.2   5   1   1   4   3  0      96   64 
 2008-06-01   @CIN   L   6     7   4   3   3   3  2      85   44 
 2008-05-27   @MIL  ND   8    11   2   2   1   6  0     122   57 
 2008-05-22    NYM   W   8     7   2   2   0   4  2     100   64 
 2008-05-17    OAK   L   5     5   5   5   5   3  2      96   35 
 2008-05-12   @PIT   W   7     2   1   0   2   5  0      97   74 
 2008-05-07    SDP   W   7     6   2   2   3   3  0      94   57 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.CHC      2-0  23    26  15  12   6  15  3    4.70   48 
 2007-06-09    CHC  ND   2     5   5   5   2   1  0      44   25 
 2006-09-08    CHC   W   6     6   4   1   2   7  1      98   55 
 2006-05-26   @CHC  ND   6     8   4   4   1   2  1      76   41 
 2005-08-22   @CHC   W   9     7   2   2   1   5  1     119   69 
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   25-11   Road:    7-23   ExtrInn: 1-6 
 vsRHP:  21-20   vsLHP:  11-14   1-Run:   3-17
 vsEast: 16-16   vsCntrl: 6-12   vsWest:  8-5  IL: 2-1 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 66 Wed, Jun 11  @CHC  L   2-7       32-34  3rd  6.5 gb
 65 Tue, Jun 10  @CHC  L   5-10      32-33  3rd  6.5 gb
 64 Sun, Jun  8   PHI  L   3-6       32-32  3rd  6.5 gb
 63 Sat, Jun  7   PHI  L   2-6       32-31  3rd  5.5 gb
 62 Fri, Jun  6   PHI  L   3-4 (10)  32-30  3rd  4.5 gb
 61 Thu, Jun  5   FLA  W   7-5       32-29  3rd  3.5 gb
 60 Wed, Jun  4   FLA  L   4-6       31-29  3rd  3.5 gb
 59 Tue, Jun  3   FLA  W   5-4       31-28  3rd  3.5 gb
 58 Mon, Jun  2   FLA  W   7-5 (10)  30-28  3rd  3.5 gb
 57 Sun, Jun  1  @CIN  L   2-6       29-28  3rd  3.5 gb
 Last 10: 3-7    Last 20: 7-13   Last 30:14-16
Chicago Cubs, 42-24, 1st, 2½ up

SP: Carlos Zambrano (27, RHP, 8-2, 3.01)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. ATL Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (8-2)             92.2  90  32  31  29  63  6    3.01      
 2007 (18-13)          216.1 187 100  95 101 177 23    3.95      
 2006 (16-7)           214   162  91  81 115 210 20    3.41      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         4-1  45.2  46  21  20  18  28  3    3.94   51 
 2008-06-07   @LAD   L   6.2  13   7   7   1   6  2     107   25 
 2008-06-02   @SDP   W   5     5   3   3   4   2  0      92   43 
 2008-05-28    LAD  ND   8     6   1   1   4   3  0     130   65 
 2008-05-23   @PIT   W   7     6   2   2   1   6  0     109   62 
 2008-05-17    PIT  ND   4     7   5   4   3   3  0      73   30 
 2008-05-12    SDP   W   7     6   3   3   2   5  1      96   56 
 2008-05-06   @CIN   W   8     3   0   0   3   3  0     113   76 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.ATL      0-1  31.1  35  21  20  14  29  4    5.74   45 
 2007-06-01    ATL   L   5    13   7   6   2   0  0      97   13 
 2007-04-18   @ATL  ND   6     8   5   5   5   6  2     113   37 
 2006-05-26    ATL  ND   6.2   2   2   2   6   8  0     124   64 
 2005-08-22    ATL  ND   8     3   2   2   0  10  1     118   78 
 2004-10-02    ATL  ND   5.2   9   5   5   1   5  1     120   35 
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   28-8    Road:   14-16   ExtrInn: 5-4 
 vsRHP:  27-17   vsLHP:  15-7    1-Run:  10-8 
 vsEast:  6-4    vsCntrl:18-15   vsWest: 18-5  IL: 0-0 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 66 Wed, Jun 11   ATL  W   7-2       42-24  1st  2.5 up
 65 Tue, Jun 10   ATL  W  10-5       41-24  1st  2.5 up
 64 Sun, Jun  8  @LAD  W   3-1       40-24  1st  2.5 up
 63 Sat, Jun  7  @LAD  L   3-7       39-24  1st  2.5 up
 62 Fri, Jun  6  @LAD  L   0-3       39-23  1st  3.5 up
 61 Thu, Jun  5  @LAD  W   5-4       39-22  1st  3.5 up
 60 Wed, Jun  4  @SDP  L   1-2       38-22  1st  3.0 up
 59 Tue, Jun  3  @SDP  W   9-6       38-21  1st  3.5 up
 58 Mon, Jun  2  @SDP  W   7-6       37-21  1st  3.5 up
 57 Sun, Jun  1   COL  W   5-3       36-21  1st  2.5 up
 Last 10: 7-3    Last 20:14-6    Last 30:21-9 
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Wed, Jun 11, 2008 CHC  7  ATL  2        W:Ryan Dempster (8-2), L: Jeff Bennett (0-4), S: none
Tue, Jun 10, 2008 CHC 10  ATL  5        W:Ted Lilly (6-5), L: Tom Glavine (2-3), S: none

Sun, Jun 10, 2007 ATL  5  CHC  4        W:Chad Paronto (3-1), L: Ryan Dempster (1-3), S: Bob Wickman (11)
Sat, Jun 09, 2007 ATL  9  CHC  5        W:Peter Moylan (2-1), L: Jason Marquis (5-3), S: none
Fri, Jun 08, 2007 CHC  9 @ATL  1        W:Sean Marshall (2-2), L: Lance Cormier (0-2), S: none
Thu, Jun 07, 2007 CHC  2 @ATL  1        W:Rich Hill (5-4), L: Chuck James (5-5), S: Ryan Dempster (12)
Sun, Jun 03, 2007 CHC 10  ATL  1        W:Sean Marshall (1-2), L: Lance Cormier (0-1), S: none
Sat, Jun 02, 2007 ATL  5 @CHC  3        W:Tyler Yates (2-0), L: Will Ohman (0-3), S: Bob Wickman (9)
Fri, Jun 01, 2007 ATL  8 @CHC  5        W:Kyle Davies (3-3), L: Carlos Zambrano (5-5), S: none
Thu, Apr 19, 2007 CHC  3 @ATL  0        W:Rich Hill (3-0), L: Mark Redman (0-3), S: Ryan Dempster (3)
Season Series: 2008 - CHC leads 2-0; 2007 - ATL won 5-4; 2006 - ATL won 6-1; All-Time - CHC leads 1206-1009

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

TEX  5.64

TBR  4.53

WSN  3.63

RA/G

TOR  3.71

SDP  4.55

TEX  5.82

BA

C. Jones  .419

K. Matsui  .277

A. Cabrera  .184

OBP

C. Jones  .504

B. Molina  .348

R. Hernandez  .254

SLG

L. Berkman  .735

J. Castillo  .441

A. Cabrera  .247

OPS

L. Berkman  1.194

J. Upton  .798

A. Cabrera  .529

ERA

E. Volquez  1.56

D. Lowe  4.15

B. Bonser  6.19

K/9IP

E. Volquez  10.67

E. Jackson  6.14

L. Hernandez  2.82

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Atlanta Braves Batters (4.62 RS/G) vs. Chicago Cubs Pitchers (4.06 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 38.Zambrano
G/S/vB
48.Cotts*
G/S/vB
47.Eyre*
G/S/vB
22.Hart
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
18.Blanco* G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 177/137 .247/.367/.315/.682 .575/.713 .657 96/.592 5/0 1/
19.Escobar G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/2.000 1/3.000 4/.500 ··· ··· 284/191 .299/.370/.410/.780 .660/.840 .694 118/.703 2/4 6/
7.Francoeur G/S/vP 12/.795 1/.000 5/1.000 ··· 4/.500 13/.462 2/1.000 ··· 5/.800 282/186 .253/.301/.414/.715 .707/.720 .706 109/.671 0/1 7/
8.Gotay# G/S/vP 3/.333 3/1.667 ··· ··· 3/1.000 1/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· 48/35 .205/.340/.231/.571 .408/.629 .558 19/.440 1/0 0/
4.Infante G/S/vP ··· 3/1.167 1/.000 ··· 6/1.333 7/.286 ··· ··· ··· 77/31 .269/.364/.403/.767 .836/.637 .819 64/.782 0/0 0/
2.Johnson* G/S/vP 11/.864 ··· 4/.833 ··· 2/.500 5/.800 2/2.500 4/.833 3/1.334 248/172 .284/.354/.460/.814 .753/.842 .757 104/.816 6/2 6/
28.Jones* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 2/2 .000/.000/.000/.000 /.000 .000 2/.000 0/0 0/
10.Jones# G/S/vP 25/.914 2/.500 1/.000 ··· 3/.667 50/.833 ··· 25/.865 ··· 264/167 .419/.504/.676/1.179 1.034/1.263 1.072 97/1.165 2/0 15/
16.McCann* G/S/vP 6/1.334 1/.000 5/.400 ··· 1/2.000 13/.846 ··· 1/.000 1/no AB 245/159 .302/.384/.567/.951 .951/.952 .819 92/.948 0/0 12/
27.Miller G/S/vP 10/.522 ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 6/2.100 ··· 5/.200 ··· 37/22 .091/.189/.182/.371 .277/.432 .864 20/.478 0/0 1/
20.Norton# G/S/vP 6/.833 ··· 3/1.334 ··· 1/2.000 10/.700 ··· ··· ··· 86/61 .247/.360/.384/.744 .876/.690 .769 50/.644 0/0 2/
24.Teixeira# G/S/vP ··· 11/.764 ··· ··· 5/.000 6/1.166 ··· ··· ··· 280/176 .273/.361/.457/.818 .648/.918 .807 117/.881 0/0 10/
IP 92.2 5.0 7.1 17.2 32.2 33.2 40.1 34.1 28.0 TOTAL .273/.350/.425/.774 .717/.806 .712 .746 25/10 66/40
ERA-K/9 3.01/6.1 0.00/9.0 0.00/13.6 6.62/7.1 4.96/7.7 3.21/4.8 2.23/13.4 2.62/10.5 2.89/5.1 3.66/7.4

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 McCann (42-12-0)
 Miller (3-2-3)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 385/.256 20/.188 26/.160 90/.303 144/.313 144/.307 153/.133 134/.178 118/.231 .242  Francoeur
 Blanco
 Jones
 Norton
 Infante
0/0/65/5
23/29/1/2
1/0/0/0
13/0/1/0
6/3/0/0
OPS .690 .503 .392 .872 .865 .886 .476 .529 .673 .707
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 187/.733 13/.408 17/.235 31/1.356 55/.864 47/1.170 67/.746 60/.582 41/.663 .753
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 198/.648 7/.667 9/.708 59/.630 89/.865 97/.752 86/.267 74/.485 77/.677 .677
Home 215/.652 8/.542 14/.500 43/.812 85/.983 50/.904 90/.421 72/.518 62/.593 .677
Last 28d days 139/.802 20/.503 18/.284 14/1.279 58/.729 50/.816 59/.651 54/.418 37/.712
HR/SB/CS 6/5/5 0/0/0 0/1/0 2/3/0 6/0/0 7/0/0 4/3/0 1/0/0 3/2/2 64/32/12
Usage ····X··· ····X·o· ·o···o·· ·····X·· ·X····o· ·X···o·· ·o·X··oo ···o··X· ········
Chicago Cubs Batters (5.59 RS/G) vs. Atlanta Braves Pitchers (4.11 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 15.Hudson
G/S/vB
46.Acosta
G/S/vB
30.Bennett
G/S/vB
56.Boyer
G/S/vB
38.Carlyle
G/S/vB
13.Ohman*
G/S/vB
40.Ridgway*
G/S/vB
34.Ring*
G/S/vB
39.Soriano
G/S/vB
54.Stockman
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
24.Blanco G/S/vP 5/.000 ··· 1/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 45/29 .310/.356/.381/.737 .838/.681 .883 21/.714 0/0 1/
5.Cedeno G/S/vP 6/.750 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 107/58 .295/.368/.400/.768 .602/.911 .848 41/.556 3/1 1/
7.DeRosa G/S/vP 1/2.000 1/2.000 4/.500 2/2.000 4/.500 ··· 1/.000 ··· 2/1.000 1/.000 247/171 .313/.398/.490/.889 .980/.849 1.001 88/1.018 3/0 8/
15.Edmonds* G/S/vP 23/1.232 1/.000 3/1.334 ··· 3/.333 13/.930 1/.000 2/.000 ··· ··· 160/135 .210/.283/.308/.591 .245/.658 .583 57/.750 2/1 2/
17.Fontenot* G/S/vP 1/2.000 1/.000 ··· 2/.000 3/3.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 1/.000 103/94 .239/.337/.386/.723 .393/.751 .624 31/.519 2/0 2/
1.Fukudome* G/S/vP ··· 1/2.000 2/5.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 2/.500 271/203 .296/.404/.438/.842 .786/.859 1.057 98/.765 6/2 5/
9.Johnson G/S/vP 11/.100 1/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 3/.000 1/3.000 192/112 .267/.342/.364/.706 .867/.594 .719 51/.795 4/3 2/
25.Lee G/S/vP 12/1.200 1/no AB 6/2.067 3/.666 5/.000 ··· 1/2.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 295/214 .284/.339/.507/.846 1.005/.788 .905 111/.702 3/2 14/
16.Ramirez G/S/vP 13/.693 2/.500 3/1.334 2/.000 1/2.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 271/195 .302/.417/.507/.924 .812/.968 .986 108/.942 1/1 9/
12.Soriano G/S/vP 39/.713 1/2.000 2/.500 2/.000 6/.333 1/.000 ··· ··· 6/.167 ··· 232/165 .283/.332/.547/.879 1.190/.753 1.049 116/.996 7/1 15/
18.Soto G/S/vP 3/.000 2/2.500 2/1.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 249/178 .280/.369/.533/.902 1.070/.836 .912 93/.713 0/0 11/
2.Theriot G/S/vP 3/.000 1/.000 2/1.500 1/.000 2/1.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 1/2.000 276/202 .322/.400/.388/.788 .839/.770 .881 105/.716 12/8 1/
IP 91.1 32.2 51.1 36.1 13.1 27.2 2.0 13.0 9.0 7.1 TOTAL .284/.362/.447/.809 .852/.792 .888 .796 45/18 73/44
ERA-K/9 2.86/5.3 4.41/6.1 4.56/7.0 3.96/8.4 2.70/8.1 2.28/8.1 0.00/9.0 4.15/7.6 2.00/11.0 0.00/11.1 3.80/7.1

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Blanco (4-1-1)
 Soto (28-11-4)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 364/.242 142/.268 227/.242 153/.230 58/.208 114/.210 7/.143 55/.265 38/.129 28/.087 .246  Soriano
 Fukudome
 Johnson
 Edmonds
 DeRosa
50/0/0/3
0/2/61/3
14/40/0/1
0/42/0/1
13/0/5/0
OPS .656 .854 .735 .648 .595 .601 .286 .792 .483 .424 .718
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 203/.773 62/.975 79/.783 68/.709 26/.748 56/.453 2/.000 38/.776 21/.695 9/.222 .716
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 161/.511 80/.751 148/.704 85/.598 32/.466 58/.747 5/.400 17/.827 17/.243 19/.513 .720
Road 169/.667 57/.868 93/.913 59/.782 34/.501 41/.699 7/.286 26/.860 9/.476 9/.476 .732
Last 28d days 142/.817 63/.951 84/.754 60/.767 23/.415 43/.395 7/.286 28/.808 21/.462 28/.424
HR/SB/CS 7/4/4 7/4/0 5/5/1 2/5/1 0/1/1 1/0/1 0/0/0 2/0/0 0/0/0 0/1/0 59/45/14
Usage ·····X·· ·X·o·o·X X···X·X· o··X·X·X ·X·o·o·· ···X·o·o X······· o···oooo ······o· Xo··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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