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Game Preview: BAL @ CHC, 2:20pm, Thursday, June 26, 2008 @Wrigley Field

Baltimore Orioles, 39-37, 4th, 7½ GB, 6½ GB in WC

SP: Radhames Liz (25, RHP, 1-0, 6.27)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. CHC Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (1-0)             18.2  16  13  13   9  14  4    6.27      
 2007 (0-2)             24.2  25  21  19  23  24  3    6.93      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         1-1  26    32  25  25  18  22  6    8.65   39 
 2008-06-20   @MIL  ND   2     4   5   5   4   2  2      53   26 
 2008-06-14    PIT  ND   6.1   4   4   4   1   5  2     107   53 
 2008-06-08   @TOR  ND   5     4   2   2   3   3  0      91   51 
 2008-06-03   @MIN   W   5.1   4   2   2   1   4  0      90   55 
 2007-09-22   @TEX  ND   2.2   6   6   6   4   4  1      86   22 
 2007-09-05   @TBD   L   1.2   6   4   4   2   1  0      58   26 
 2007-08-31   @BOS  ND   3     4   2   2   3   3  1      72   43 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.CHC    Has never faced CHC.
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   22-12   Road:   17-25   ExtrInn: 3-4 
 vsRHP:  31-24   vsLHP:   8-13   1-Run:  17-11
 vsEast: 15-19   vsCntrl: 7-5    vsWest:  8-8  IL: 9-5 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 77 Wed, Jun 25  @CHC  L   4-7       39-37  4th  7.5 gb
 76 Tue, Jun 24  @CHC  W   7-5       39-36  4th  6.5 gb
 75 Sun, Jun 22  @MIL  L   3-7       38-36  4th  7.0 gb
 74 Sat, Jun 21  @MIL  L   2-3       38-35  4th  6.0 gb
 73 Fri, Jun 20  @MIL  W   8-5       38-34  4th  6.0 gb
 72 Thu, Jun 19   HOU  W   7-5       37-34  4th  7.0 gb
 71 Wed, Jun 18   HOU  W   2-1 (10)  36-34  4th  7.5 gb
 70 Tue, Jun 17   HOU  W   6-5       35-34  4th  7.5 gb
 69 Sun, Jun 15   PIT  L   4-5 (10)  34-34  4th  8.0 gb
 68 Sat, Jun 14   PIT  W   8-7       34-33  4th  7.0 gb
 Last 10: 6-4    Last 20:12-8    Last 30:15-15
Chicago Cubs, 49-29, 1st, 4½ up

SP: Jason Marquis (29, RHP, 6-3, 4.43)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. BAL Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (6-3)             81.1  89  43  40  31  41  8    4.43      
 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         5-0  42    37  19  17  15  17  4    3.64   51 
 2008-06-21    CHW   W   7     8   5   5   1   4  2      93   44 
 2008-06-14   @TOR   W   7     4   1   1   2   1  0      78   64 
 2008-06-08   @LAD   W   6.1   3   1   0   1   2  0      89   66 
 2008-06-03   @SDP   W   5     4   3   3   5   2  0     105   44 
 2008-05-29    COL  ND   5.1   7   3   3   2   3  0      95   43 
 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 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.BAL    Has never faced BAL.
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   33-9    Road:   16-20   ExtrInn: 6-4 
 vsRHP:  33-21   vsLHP:  16-8    1-Run:  12-11
 vsEast:  7-4    vsCntrl:18-15   vsWest: 18-5  IL: 6-5 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 78 Wed, Jun 25   BAL  W   7-4       49-29  1st  4.5 up
 77 Tue, Jun 24   BAL  L   5-7       48-29  1st  3.5 up
 76 Sun, Jun 22   CHW  W   7-1       48-28  1st  4.5 up
 75 Sat, Jun 21   CHW  W  11-7       47-28  1st  3.5 up
 74 Fri, Jun 20   CHW  W   4-3       46-28  1st  3.5 up
 73 Thu, Jun 19  @TBR  L   3-8       45-28  1st  3.5 up
 72 Wed, Jun 18  @TBR  L   4-5       45-27  1st  3.5 up
 71 Tue, Jun 17  @TBR  L   2-3       45-26  1st  3.5 up
 70 Sun, Jun 15  @TOR  W   7-4       45-25  1st  3.5 up
 69 Sat, Jun 14  @TOR  W   6-2       44-25  1st  3.5 up
 Last 10: 6-4    Last 20:12-8    Last 30:20-10
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Wed, Jun 25, 2008 CHC  7  BAL  4        W:Ted Lilly (8-5), L: Matt Albers (3-3), S: Kerry Wood (20)
Tue, Jun 24, 2008 BAL  7 @CHC  5        W:Jeremy Guthrie (4-7), L: Sean Marshall (0-1), S: George Sherrill (26)

Thu, Jun 12, 2003 BAL  6  CHC  1        W:Rick Helling (4-4), L: Carlos Zambrano (5-6), S: Travis Driskill (1)
Wed, Jun 11, 2003 CHC  7 @BAL  6        W:Matt Clement (4-6), L: Omar Daal (4-7), S: Joe Borowski (12)
Tue, Jun 10, 2003 CHC  4 @BAL  0        W:Shawn Estes (6-5), L: Pat Hentgen (1-4), S: none
Season Series: 2008 - Tied 1-1; 2007 -  0-0; 2006 -  0-0; All-Time - CHC leads 3-2

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  5.51

OAK  4.51

WSN  3.65

RA/G

OAK  3.70

BAL  4.61

TEX  5.62

BA

C. Jones  .394

F. Catalanotto  .281

T. Pena  .154

OBP

C. Jones  .485

Y. Molina  .353

T. Pena  .177

SLG

L. Berkman  .701

M. Kemp  .450

T. Pena  .189

OPS

L. Berkman  1.145

T. Hunter  .803

T. Pena  .366

ERA

E. Volquez  1.71

C. Sabathia  4.06

B. Arroyo  6.52

K/9IP

E. Volquez  10.42

V. Padilla  6.20

L. Hernandez  2.96

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Baltimore Orioles Batters (4.42 RS/G) vs. Chicago Cubs Pitchers (4.06 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 21.Marquis
G/S/vB
48.Cotts*
G/S/vB
47.Eyre*
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
13.Cintron# G/S/vP 6/.533 ··· 4/1.417 1/.000 2/2.500 ··· 2/.000 5/1.000 2/3.000 56/31 .294/.321/.392/.713 .445/.917 .483 38/.639 0/1 1/
55.Hernandez G/S/vP 1/.000 ··· 4/1.250 6/.900 4/1.000 1/.000 2/2.000 3/.666 1/.000 236/187 .240/.285/.369/.654 .766/.624 .604 81/.729 0/0 5/
17.Huff* G/S/vP 7/.286 7/.929 11/.637 10/.744 13/2.077 4/1.500 ··· ··· ··· 314/221 .268/.338/.493/.831 .726/.876 .787 99/1.025 2/0 14/
10.Jones G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 2/.000 ··· 1/.000 285/220 .260/.303/.377/.680 .677/.681 .633 93/.707 6/2 4/
21.Markakis* G/S/vP ··· 4/1.500 ··· ··· ··· 2/1.000 3/1.000 ··· ··· 335/232 .286/.388/.474/.862 .995/.801 .886 114/.980 8/4 12/
15.Millar G/S/vP 14/1.179 ··· 1/.000 2/1.000 24/1.276 1/.000 3/1.167 6/.533 ··· 312/228 .245/.340/.409/.749 .834/.718 .713 94/.810 0/1 11/
6.Mora G/S/vP 2/.000 5/.000 1/no AB 6/1.333 9/1.181 2/.500 3/.000 ··· ··· 301/222 .234/.294/.401/.696 .870/.637 .665 88/.588 2/6 10/
16.Payton G/S/vP 13/1.231 ··· ··· 2/.000 11/.637 ··· ··· 11/.586 ··· 158/102 .260/.308/.411/.719 .952/.582 .797 49/.843 3/0 6/
24.Quiroz G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 74/55 .197/.264/.318/.582 1.015/.430 .533 22/.422 0/0 2/
1.Roberts# G/S/vP 1/no AB 10/.422 2/.000 1/.000 11/.182 ··· 3/1.334 ··· 1/4.000 337/239 .295/.374/.478/.852 .900/.831 .840 116/.978 21/5 5/
19.Salazar G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 18/6 .235/.278/.647/.925 .348/2.000 1.111 18/.925 0/0 2/
30.Scott* G/S/vP 21/.936 ··· 4/2.000 5/.600 5/.800 3/.000 2/2.000 1/.000 2/.500 252/203 .276/.357/.511/.868 .713/.907 .735 82/1.077 2/1 12/
IP 81.1 7.2 10.2 37.1 37.1 46.0 13.1 39.2 32.2 TOTAL .257/.326/.419/.744 .798/.725 .711 .813 48/23 85/45
ERA-K/9 4.43/4.5 4.70/9.4 3.38/11.8 4.82/7.7 2.89/4.3 2.93/12.9 5.40/8.1 2.50/11.1 2.48/5.2 3.68/7.4

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Hernandez (53-14-4)
 Quiroz (16-7-2)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 359/.283 37/.286 46/.275 165/.320 158/.298 179/.125 63/.283 155/.182 138/.246 .245  Markakis
 Scott
 Payton
 Jones
0/0/75/8
53/0/0/2
49/6/2/2
0/74/0/1
OPS .770 .964 .851 .877 .844 .477 .880 .532 .706 .716
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 146/.792 22/.810 26/.808 63/.865 56/1.084 78/.775 27/.818 72/.572 50/.757 .766
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 213/.753 15/1.126 20/.900 102/.883 102/.715 101/.258 36/.929 83/.497 88/.675 .682
Home 180/.854 14/.792 18/.631 97/.941 57/.826 105/.425 30/.811 88/.506 68/.647 .690
Last 28d days 129/.630 37/.964 31/1.079 40/.825 41/.743 54/.582 22/.840 46/.507 36/.901
HR/SB/CS 8/6/0 2/0/0 1/3/0 6/1/0 7/0/0 4/3/1 2/2/0 1/0/0 3/3/2 77/37/15
Usage ····X··· ·o·····o ······o· ···oXo·· ·X····X· Xo··X·X· ·X······ o···oo·· ·X·····X
Chicago Cubs Batters (5.51 RS/G) vs. Baltimore Orioles Pitchers (4.61 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 62.Liz
G/S/vB
34.Albers
G/S/vB
53.Bradford
G/S/vB
23.Bukvich
G/S/vB
54.Cormier
G/S/vB
43.Johnson
G/S/vB
45.Sarfate
G/S/vB
52.Sherrill*
G/S/vB
32.Walker*
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
24.Blanco G/S/vP ··· ··· 3/1.000 1/.000 3/1.333 ··· ··· 2/.000 1/.000 59/36 .286/.322/.339/.661 .666/.658 .804 24/.625 0/0 1/
5.Cedeno G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 3/1.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 123/64 .273/.344/.364/.708 .566/.843 .763 30/.305 3/1 1/
7.DeRosa G/S/vP ··· 5/1.000 1/.000 3/.000 6/1.917 1/.000 1/no AB 2/.500 ··· 294/209 .286/.379/.435/.814 .902/.780 .943 92/.742 3/0 8/
15.Edmonds* G/S/vP ··· 5/.650 2/2.000 3/2.667 4/.250 ··· 2/.500 ··· 2/2.000 196/169 .238/.318/.419/.737 .493/.778 .857 68/1.283 2/1 7/
17.Fontenot* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 2/1.500 2/.000 ··· 2/.000 1/.000 ··· 121/111 .238/.328/.410/.737 .476/.756 .676 41/.680 2/0 3/
1.Fukudome* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· 320/242 .299/.404/.440/.845 .760/.872 1.040 98/.879 7/3 6/
25.Lee G/S/vP ··· 6/1.100 2/.500 1/.000 8/1.625 ··· 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 350/261 .293/.357/.506/.864 .963/.830 .906 107/.795 4/2 15/
19.Murton G/S/vP ··· 1/2.000 1/2.000 ··· 4/1.250 ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 24/10 .261/.292/.261/.553 .220/1.000 .625 9/.667 0/0 0/
4.Patterson* G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 2/.500 1/2.000 1/.000 ··· ··· 33/33 .276/.364/.414/.777 /.777 .790 27/.966 2/1 1/
16.Ramirez G/S/vP ··· 5/.400 4/1.000 1/.000 8/.929 ··· 2/.000 ··· ··· 326/244 .303/.405/.527/.932 .774/.986 1.070 106/.914 1/1 14/
18.Soto G/S/vP ··· 1/no AB ··· 2/.500 2/2.000 1/no AB 1/no AB 1/2.000 ··· 294/215 .280/.367/.508/.875 1.033/.817 .890 89/.667 0/0 12/
2.Theriot G/S/vP ··· 6/1.667 ··· 1/.000 6/.666 1/.000 1/no AB 1/2.000 ··· 323/239 .316/.391/.375/.767 .852/.737 .862 98/.747 13/8 1/
33.Ward* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· 5/1.100 1/no AB ··· ··· 1/.000 36/32 .192/.417/.385/.801 .833/.798 1.167 2/.500 0/0 1/
IP 18.2 49.0 25.2 3.2 24.1 42.0 34.0 35.0 21.2 TOTAL .284/.362/.447/.810 .825/.804 .897 .818 49/21 89/51
ERA-K/9 6.27/6.7 3.49/4.8 2.45/3.5 4.91/12.2 2.59/7.0 1.29/4.7 2.91/9.5 3.09/9.0 4.98/7.5 4.39/5.7

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Blanco (7-3-1)
 Soto (30-12-4)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 79/.232 208/.240 109/.280 20/.313 106/.227 159/.165 151/.198 147/.194 97/.322 .258  Fukudome
 Patterson
 Edmonds
 Cedeno
 DeRosa
 Ward
 Murton
0/6/69/3
7/0/0/1
0/51/0/1
0/1/0/0
15/0/10/0
1/0/1/0
5/0/2/0
OPS .784 .655 .697 1.200 .656 .438 .654 .608 .951 .751
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 35/.764 101/.468 34/.815 9/2.238 46/.563 70/.491 70/.661 43/.557 59/1.190 .759
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 44/.791 107/.829 75/.644 11/.384 60/.727 89/.398 81/.645 104/.629 38/.543 .745
Road 55/.827 94/.821 56/.607 20/1.200 87/.636 79/.517 92/.591 69/.639 49/1.343 .753
Last 28d days 79/.784 59/.883 36/.688 20/1.200 63/.766 48/.553 56/.570 52/.603 22/.877
HR/SB/CS 4/3/1 4/3/1 2/0/1 2/0/0 1/3/0 0/1/2 2/5/1 3/2/0 6/1/1 89/69/21
Usage ·····X·· X···X·X· ·o·o·o·X X··X···· X··o·X·· ·X····o· X··o·XX· ·X···Xo· o··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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