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Game Preview: PIT @ CHC, 2:20pm, Friday, August 1, 2008 @Wrigley Field

Pittsburgh Pirates, 50-58, 6th, 14½ GB, 9½ GB in WC

SP: Jeff Karstens (25, RHP, 0-0, undef)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. CHC Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2007 (1-4)             14.2  27  21  18   9   5  4   11.05      
 2006 (2-1)             42.2  40  20  18  11  16  6    3.80      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         1-3  32.1  43  25  23  11  12  6    6.40   40 
 2007-08-14    BAL   L   3     5   5   5   4   1  1      74   26 
 2007-04-28    BOS  ND   0     2   0   0   0   0  0       6   46 
 2007-04-21   @BOS   L   4.1   9   7   7   2   1  1      89   16 
 2006-09-30    TOR  ND   6.2   5   4   2   0   3  1      78   55 
 2006-09-19   @TOR   W   6.1  10   3   3   3   1  0      99   39 
 2006-09-14    TBD  ND   5     6   4   4   1   5  2      68   43 
 2006-09-02    MIN   L   7     6   2   2   1   1  1      97   57 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.CHC    Has never faced CHC.
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   32-26   Road:   18-32   ExtrInn:10-3 
 vsRHP:  37-41   vsLHP:  13-17   1-Run:  19-15
 vsEast: 12-12   vsCntrl:23-25   vsWest:  9-12 IL: 6-9 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
108 Wed, Jul 30   COL  L   4-7       50-58  6th 14.0 gb
107 Tue, Jul 29   COL  W   6-4       50-57  5th 13.0 gb
106 Mon, Jul 28   COL  W   8-4       49-57  6th 13.0 gb
105 Sun, Jul 27   SDP  L   1-3       48-57  6th 13.0 gb
104 Sat, Jul 26   SDP  L   6-9       48-56  5th 12.0 gb
103 Fri, Jul 25   SDP  L   5-6       48-55  5th 12.0 gb
102 Thu, Jul 24   SDP  W   9-1       48-54  5th 12.0 gb
101 Wed, Jul 23  @HOU  W   8-7       47-54  5th 12.0 gb
100 Tue, Jul 22  @HOU  W   8-2       46-54  5th 12.0 gb
 99 Mon, Jul 21  @HOU  W   9-3       45-54  6th 13.0 gb
 Last 10: 6-4    Last 20: 9-11   Last 30:13-17
Chicago Cubs, 65-44, 1st, 5 up

SP: Jason Marquis (29, RHP, 6-6, 4.69)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. PIT Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (6-6)            111.1 117  61  58  44  62 12    4.69      
 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  44    40  24  24  16  26  6    4.91   50 
 2008-07-27    FLA  ND   6     9   6   6   3   6  3     103   33 
 2008-07-22   @ARI   L   6     5   3   3   2   3  1      89   51 
 2008-07-11    SFG  ND   7     3   0   0   2   4  0      81   73 
 2008-07-01   @SFG   L   7     4   2   2   3   5  0      98   63 
 2008-06-26    BAL   L   4     7   7   7   3   3  0      86   20 
 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 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.PIT      2-1  24.2  33  20  19  10  16  4    6.93   39 
 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 
 2008-04-19    PIT   W   6     6   1   1   1   7  0     102   62 
 2007-09-21    PIT  ND   2.2   8   7   7   2   1  0      54   13 
 2007-07-06   @PIT   L   4.2   8   6   6   3   3  2      89   24 
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   39-14   Road:   26-30   ExtrInn: 7-5 
 vsRHP:  44-33   vsLHP:  21-11   1-Run:  15-17
 vsEast:  9-6    vsCntrl:27-19   vsWest: 23-10 IL: 6-9 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
109 Thu, Jul 31  @MIL  W  11-4       65-44  1st  5.0 up
108 Wed, Jul 30  @MIL  W   7-2       64-44  1st  4.0 up
107 Tue, Jul 29  @MIL  W   7-1       63-44  1st  3.0 up
106 Mon, Jul 28  @MIL  W   6-4       62-44  1st  2.0 up
105 Sun, Jul 27   FLA  W   9-6       61-44  1st  1.0 up
104 Sat, Jul 26   FLA  L   2-3 (12)  60-44  1st    Tied
103 Fri, Jul 25   FLA  L   2-3       60-43  1st  1.0 up
102 Thu, Jul 24   FLA  W   6-3       60-42  1st  1.0 up
101 Wed, Jul 23  @ARI  W  10-6       59-42  1st  1.0 up
100 Tue, Jul 22  @ARI  L   2-9       58-42  1st  1.0 up
 Last 10: 7-3    Last 20:12-8    Last 30:16-14
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Sun, May 25, 2008 PIT  6  CHC  5 (11)   W:Damaso Marte (4-0), L: Jon Lieber (2-3), S: none
Sat, May 24, 2008 PIT  5  CHC  4 (14)   W:John Grabow (4-1), L: Michael Wuertz (0-1), S: none
Fri, May 23, 2008 CHC 12 @PIT  3        W:Carlos Zambrano (7-1), L: Zach Duke (2-3), S: none
Sun, May 18, 2008 CHC  4  PIT  3        W:Jason Marquis (2-3), L: Phil Dumatrait (1-2), S: Kerry Wood (10)
Sat, May 17, 2008 PIT  7 @CHC  6        W:Damaso Marte (3-0), L: Carlos Marmol (1-1), S: Matt Capps (10)
Fri, May 16, 2008 CHC  7  PIT  4        W:Sean Gallagher (1-0), L: Tom Gorzelanny (3-4), S: Kerry Wood (9)
Sun, Apr 20, 2008 CHC 13  PIT  6        W:Ryan Dempster (3-0), L: Zach Duke (0-1), S: none
Sat, Apr 19, 2008 CHC 13  PIT  1        W:Jason Marquis (1-0), L: Tom Gorzelanny (1-2), S: none
Fri, Apr 18, 2008 CHC  3  PIT  2        W:Rich Hill (1-0), L: Ian Snell (2-1), S: Kerry Wood (4)
Thu, Apr 10, 2008 CHC  7 @PIT  3        W:Jon Lieber (2-1), L: Matt Morris (0-1), S: none
Season Series: 2008 - CHC leads 9-3; 2007 - CHC won 8-7; 2006 - PIT won 9-6; All-Time - PIT leads 1192-1125

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  5.60

LAA  4.64

WSN  3.69

RA/G

OAK  3.81

CLE  4.65

TEX  5.91

BA

C. Jones  .369

V. Wells  .287

J. Towles  .143

OBP

C. Jones  .466

A. Huff  .359

T. Pena  .171

SLG

L. Berkman  .621

N. Markakis  .478

T. Pena  .198

OPS

A. Pujols  1.076

C. Coste  .823

T. Pena  .369

ERA

J. Duchscherer  2.37

J. Weaver  4.11

M. Hendrickson  6.09

K/9IP

T. Lincecum  9.84

J. Lester  6.20

K. Rogers  3.40

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

Pittsburgh Pirates Batters (4.94 RS/G) vs. Chicago Cubs Pitchers (4.13 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
57.Gaudin
G/S/vB
62.Howry
G/S/vB
49.Marmol
G/S/vB
45.Marshall*
G/S/vB
29.Samardzija
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
19.Bautista G/S/vP 19/.743 1/no AB 3/2.000 ··· 10/.508 8/.700 3/.666 ··· 347/255 .251/.326/.419/.745 .902/.692 .836 70/.653 1/1 12/
37.Chavez G/S/vP 9/.444 ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 80/66 .240/.275/.333/.608 .890/.549 .448 13/.801 0/0 1/
41.Doumit# G/S/vP 17/.953 1/no AB 1/.000 ··· 3/2.667 3/.000 3/1.167 ··· 282/221 .333/.376/.556/.931 .963/.922 .756 97/.823 2/0 12/
5.Gomez G/S/vP ··· ··· 2/.000 1/.000 6/1.334 1/.000 1/3.000 ··· 143/94 .295/.331/.333/.664 .692/.649 .605 27/.431 0/0 0/
13.McLouth* G/S/vP 22/.984 ··· 5/1.400 ··· 3/.333 7/3.024 7/1.000 ··· 480/350 .279/.358/.535/.893 .680/.972 .916 105/.922 13/3 22/
18.Michaels G/S/vP 4/1.417 4/1.750 4/1.167 4/.250 1/2.000 3/.000 ··· ··· 203/139 .231/.292/.368/.660 .491/.739 .612 38/.748 1/1 5/
16.Mientkiewicz* G/S/vP 8/.700 4/.250 7/1.143 2/.000 9/1.194 ··· ··· ··· 227/195 .283/.383/.377/.760 .603/.786 .723 61/.863 0/0 1/
51.Pearce G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 1/2.000 ··· 17/10 .154/.235/.231/.466 .619/.343 1.000 16/.500 0/0 0/
31.Rivas G/S/vP 3/.000 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 7/.762 4/.000 1/.000 ··· 150/111 .252/.291/.388/.679 1.049/.549 .648 33/.797 2/1 3/
12.Sanchez G/S/vP 31/.645 1/.000 7/.286 ··· 11/.964 7/.762 2/1.000 ··· 426/334 .243/.267/.336/.603 .773/.555 .675 70/.762 0/1 7/
2.Wilson G/S/vP 38/.427 1/no AB 6/.167 ··· 4/.500 2/no AB 10/.733 ··· 236/190 .276/.325/.341/.666 .608/.678 .566 88/.569 2/2 0/
IP 111.1 19.1 11.1 74.1 52.0 58.1 32.2 5.0 TOTAL .264/.327/.420/.747 .743/.748 .744 .787 30/10 115/72
ERA-K/9 4.69/5.0 2.79/11.7 7.15/11.2 3.27/6.9 5.19/6.9 3.70/12.2 4.13/8.0 3.60/10.8 3.82/7.7

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Chavez (10-8-2)
 Doumit (36-12-6)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 490/.272 84/.239 53/.326 306/.252 225/.300 239/.155 141/.244 19/.167 .243  McLouth
 Michaels
 Mientkiewicz
 Pearce
4/102/2/4
21/7/31/4
0/0/9/1
1/0/4/0
OPS .759 .756 .921 .671 .874 .576 .782 .488 .721
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 213/.802 40/.879 28/.804 151/.659 91/.849 102/.772 42/.928 8/.125 .771
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 277/.727 44/.654 25/1.059 155/.684 134/.890 137/.431 99/.722 11/.727 .686
Home 257/.848 31/.892 21/.702 155/.624 118/.904 136/.515 47/.619 14/.357 .698
Last 28d days 81/.748 32/.719 4/1.500 48/.591 49/1.002 49/.624 50/.709 19/.488
HR/SB/CS 12/8/1 4/1/0 1/3/0 7/1/3 10/2/0 7/3/1 7/2/0 0/1/0 116/57/25
Usage ····X··· ·X···o·o X······· ·o·XXX·o X··X··Xo ···X·X·X o····X·· ··X·X·X·
Chicago Cubs Batters (5.32 RS/G) vs. Pittsburgh Pirates Pitchers (5.57 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 36.Karstens
G/S/vB
54.Bautista
G/S/vB
48.Beam
G/S/vB
61.Burnett*
G/S/vB
35.Davis
G/S/vB
34.Grabow*
G/S/vB
38.Hansen
G/S/vB
30.Yates
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
24.Blanco G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· 3/.333 3/.000 ··· ··· 80/44 .293/.329/.387/.716 .885/.582 .846 16/.800 0/0 2/
5.Cedeno G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 2/1.500 ··· 7/.572 ··· 3/.000 160/77 .283/.346/.379/.725 .689/.765 .860 16/.938 4/1 2/
7.DeRosa G/S/vP ··· 1/no AB ··· 2/no AB 4/.000 3/.666 ··· 6/.367 416/299 .271/.369/.425/.793 .826/.780 .859 92/.657 3/0 11/
15.Edmonds* G/S/vP ··· 4/1.000 ··· 2/1.000 ··· 9/.111 ··· 1/no AB 283/243 .241/.333/.457/.790 .514/.839 .838 52/.914 2/1 13/
17.Fontenot* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 196/179 .287/.383/.539/.922 .543/.955 .874 57/1.221 2/0 8/
1.Fukudome* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 2/2.000 ··· 4/.833 439/329 .282/.382/.418/.800 .738/.821 .952 86/.750 10/4 8/
9.Johnson G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 2/4.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· 4/.500 265/156 .286/.352/.416/.768 .858/.707 .737 52/.903 4/4 5/
25.Lee G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 4/.750 1/no AB 4/.500 ··· 13/.481 493/376 .291/.353/.484/.837 .919/.813 .869 108/.740 5/2 17/
16.Ramirez G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 4/.500 ··· 8/1.786 ··· 16/.804 451/346 .274/.375/.493/.868 .645/.939 1.097 106/.828 2/2 18/
12.Soriano G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/2.000 1/.000 12/1.227 5/.000 1/3.000 7/1.262 277/193 .291/.343/.562/.905 1.215/.772 1.015 45/1.041 10/1 18/
18.Soto G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 1/no AB ··· 5/1.400 ··· 4/.833 409/309 .278/.355/.497/.852 .924/.828 .871 83/.756 0/0 17/
2.Theriot G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 1/no AB ··· 7/.971 ··· 6/.900 459/342 .319/.393/.380/.773 .798/.764 .826 110/.842 16/11 1/
33.Ward* G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/5.000 ··· ··· 2/.000 ··· 4/1.167 72/66 .246/.361/.426/.787 .900/.777 .975 19/.655 0/0 2/
IP 37.2 24.2 35.1 1.1 53.2 30.2 53.1 TOTAL .279/.356/.445/.801 .802/.801 .875 .799 62/26 125/63
ERA-K/9 /0.0 3.35/6.2 4.74/3.3 4.33/6.6 0.00/0.0 3.19/7.5 5.58/7.3 4.05/6.4 5.25/6.0

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Blanco (9-5-2)
 Soto (48-20-4)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA / 157/.238 103/.222 166/.267 4/.333 231/.232 146/.240 242/.248 .290  Soriano
 Fukudome
 Johnson
 Edmonds
 Cedeno
 DeRosa
 Ward
59/0/0/5
0/11/94/4
21/51/0/3
0/72/0/1
0/1/0/0
27/0/22/0
5/0/3/0
OPS .703 .751 .806 .667 .684 .685 .728 .829
vs LHB (BF-OPS) / 52/.597 42/.897 45/.532 2/1.000 57/.604 61/.801 90/.819 .831
vs RHB (BF-OPS) / 105/.752 61/.654 121/.920 2/.000 174/.711 85/.605 152/.675 .829
Road / 67/.824 31/.534 79/.756 / 112/.648 63/.615 98/.813 .877
Last 28d days / 59/.798 82/.697 51/.599 4/.667 48/.758 30/.752 53/.905
HR/SB/CS // 3/2/0 4/2/0 4/4/0 0/0/0 8/3/2 2/2/0 4/3/1 128/69/27
Usage ··oX···X ·X···X·· ··o··o·o ·oo····· ··X·X·o· ··oo·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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