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Game Preview: PIT @ CHC, 1:05pm, Saturday, August 2, 2008 @Wrigley Field

Pittsburgh Pirates, 51-58, 5th, 13½ GB, 9½ GB in WC

SP: Paul Maholm (26, LHP, 7-6, 3.79)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. CHC Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (7-6)            140   138  62  59  36  96 16    3.79      
 2007 (10-15)          177.2 204 110  99  49 105 22    5.02      
 2006 (8-10)           176   202  98  93  81 117 19    4.76      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         3-1  51    40  15  15  11  37  3    2.65   62 
 2008-07-27    SDP  ND   7     4   1   1   3   9  0     115   71 
 2008-07-22   @HOU   W   8     5   1   1   1   5  0     108   72 
 2008-07-17   @COL   L   6     8   5   5   0   7  1      85   43 
 2008-07-10    NYY   W   8     7   2   2   1   4  0     108   63 
 2008-07-05   @MIL  ND   8     4   1   1   1   6  1     102   75 
 2008-06-30   @CIN  ND   7     5   2   2   2   5  1      89   62 
 2008-06-21    TOR   W   7     7   3   3   3   1  0      99   49 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.CHC      3-0  29.1  33  24  23   9  23  6    7.06   43 
 2008-05-25    CHC  ND   8     8   5   5   2   7  1     121   51 
 2007-09-21   @CHC  ND   2    10   7   6   0   3  2      61   13 
 2007-07-06    CHC   W   7     5   4   4   3   5  0     106   53 
 2007-05-10   @CHC   W   7.1   7   4   4   1   4  3      86   51 
 2006-09-04   @CHC   W   5     3   4   4   3   4  0     105   46 
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   32-26   Road:   19-32   ExtrInn:10-3 
 vsRHP:  38-41   vsLHP:  13-17   1-Run:  19-15
 vsEast: 12-12   vsCntrl:24-25   vsWest:  9-12 IL: 6-9 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
109 Fri, Aug  1  @CHC  W   3-0       51-58  5th 13.5 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
 Last 10: 6-4    Last 20: 9-11   Last 30:14-16
Chicago Cubs, 65-45, 1st, 4 up

SP: Ted Lilly (32, LHP, 10-6, 4.49)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. PIT Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (10-6)           134.1 133  70  67  47 124 25    4.49      
 2007 (15-8)           207   181  91  88  55 174 28    3.83      
 2006 (15-13)          181.2 179  98  87  81 160 28    4.31      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         3-1  42.2  44  19  19  13  33  9    4.01   52 
 2008-07-28   @MIL  ND   6     7   3   3   1   4  2      88   49 
 2008-07-23   @ARI   W   6     6   3   3   3   6  1     115   51 
 2008-07-18   @HOU  ND   7     6   1   1   2   6  1     104   65 
 2008-07-10    CIN   L   2.2   6   4   4   2   3  2      63   31 
 2008-07-05   @STL  ND   6     7   2   2   1   5  1      90   54 
 2008-06-30   @SFG   W   8     7   2   2   2   5  0     110   63 
 2008-06-25    BAL   W   7     5   4   4   2   4  2     108   53 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.PIT      1-0  29.1  41  17  16   7  18  4    4.91   44 
 2008-05-25   @PIT  ND   6    10   4   4   2   2  3     101   36 
 2008-04-07   @PIT  ND   3.2   7   5   5   2   1  0      80   26 
 2007-07-07   @PIT   W   7.1   8   1   1   1   6  0     106   63 
 2007-05-08    PIT  ND   7     7   2   2   1   4  0     110   58 
 2007-05-01   @PIT  ND   5.1   9   5   4   1   5  1      86   36 
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   39-15   Road:   26-30   ExtrInn: 7-5 
 vsRHP:  44-34   vsLHP:  21-11   1-Run:  15-17
 vsEast:  9-6    vsCntrl:27-20   vsWest: 23-10 IL: 6-9 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
110 Fri, Aug  1   PIT  L   0-3       65-45  1st  4.0 up
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
 Last 10: 7-3    Last 20:11-9    Last 30:16-14
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Fri, Aug 01, 2008 PIT  3 @CHC  0        W:Jeff Karstens (1-0), L: Jason Marquis (6-7), S: John Grabow (1)
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)
Season Series: 2008 - CHC leads 9-4; 2007 - CHC won 8-7; 2006 - PIT won 9-6; All-Time - PIT leads 1193-1125

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  5.63

COL  4.66

WSN  3.70

RA/G

OAK  3.80

MIN  4.65

TEX  5.93

BA

C. Jones  .369

J. Drew  .287

J. Towles  .143

OBP

C. Jones  .466

D. Pedroia  .358

T. Pena  .171

SLG

L. Berkman  .620

C. Tracy  .475

T. Pena  .198

OPS

A. Pujols  1.065

C. Coste  .818

T. Pena  .369

ERA

J. Duchscherer  2.33

S. Olsen  4.04

N. Robertson  6.06

K/9IP

T. Lincecum  10.04

J. Lester  6.20

K. Rogers  3.40

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Pittsburgh Pirates Batters (4.92 RS/G) vs. Chicago Cubs Pitchers (4.12 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 30.Lilly*
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 17/.728 1/no AB 3/2.000 ··· 10/.508 9/.611 3/.666 ··· 348/256 .250/.325/.418/.742 .902/.689 .831 69/.632 1/1 12/
37.Chavez G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 80/66 .240/.275/.333/.608 .890/.549 .448 13/.801 0/0 1/
41.Doumit# G/S/vP 8/.929 2/.500 1/.000 ··· 3/2.667 3/.000 3/1.167 ··· 286/224 .333/.378/.553/.931 .947/.926 .759 96/.836 2/0 12/
5.Gomez G/S/vP 12/.334 ··· 2/.000 1/.000 6/1.334 1/.000 1/3.000 ··· 143/94 .295/.331/.333/.664 .692/.649 .605 23/.511 0/0 0/
15.LaRoche G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 73/34 .206/.315/.317/.633 .576/.698 .760 34/.494 0/0 2/
13.McLouth* G/S/vP 6/1.667 1/.000 5/1.400 ··· 3/.333 7/3.024 7/1.000 ··· 484/353 .277/.356/.530/.885 .674/.963 .898 109/.885 13/3 22/
18.Michaels G/S/vP 3/2.500 4/1.750 4/1.167 4/.250 1/2.000 3/.000 ··· 1/no AB 207/143 .238/.301/.389/.690 .491/.781 .676 37/.941 1/1 6/
16.Mientkiewicz* G/S/vP 12/.650 5/.200 7/1.143 2/.000 9/1.194 1/.000 ··· ··· 232/199 .276/.375/.367/.742 .583/.769 .685 62/.795 0/0 1/
39.Moss* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 90/67 .284/.333/.444/.778 .664/.812 .822 18/.896 1/1 2/
51.Pearce G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 1/2.000 ··· 17/10 .154/.235/.231/.466 .619/.343 1.000 15/.539 0/0 0/
31.Rivas G/S/vP 13/1.218 2/1.000 1/.000 ··· 7/.762 5/.000 1/.000 ··· 155/115 .257/.294/.389/.683 1.074/.547 .659 38/.797 2/1 3/
12.Sanchez G/S/vP 16/.438 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 10/.744 1/no AB 6/.167 ··· 4/.500 2/no AB 10/.733 1/.000 240/194 .284/.332/.353/.685 .608/.702 .610 87/.600 2/2 0/
IP 134.1 20.1 11.1 74.1 52.0 59.1 32.2 6.0 TOTAL .264/.327/.420/.747 .742/.748 .743 .788 30/10 116/72
ERA-K/9 4.49/8.3 2.66/11.5 7.15/11.2 3.27/6.9 5.19/6.9 3.64/12.4 4.13/8.0 3.00/12.0 3.81/7.7

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

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 578/.253 88/.240 53/.326 306/.252 225/.300 242/.153 141/.244 23/.143 .244  McLouth
 Michaels
 Moss
 Mientkiewicz
 Pearce
4/103/2/4
22/7/31/4
11/0/15/3
0/0/9/1
1/0/4/0
OPS .791 .743 .921 .671 .874 .568 .782 .455 .721
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 136/.888 42/.830 28/.804 151/.659 91/.849 103/.764 42/.928 9/.111 .766
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 442/.761 46/.670 25/1.059 155/.684 134/.890 139/.424 99/.722 14/.670 .689
Home 245/.801 35/.840 21/.702 155/.624 118/.904 139/.503 47/.619 18/.343 .699
Last 28d days 119/.925 35/.713 4/1.500 48/.591 43/1.026 52/.584 50/.709 23/.455
HR/SB/CS 25/9/5 4/1/0 1/3/0 7/1/3 10/2/0 7/3/1 7/2/0 0/1/0 117/57/25
Usage ····X··· X·X···o· ·X······ ··o·XXX· ·X··X··X X···X·X· ·o····X· X··X·X·X
Chicago Cubs Batters (5.27 RS/G) vs. Pittsburgh Pirates Pitchers (5.52 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 28.Maholm*
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
36.Karstens
G/S/vB
30.Yates
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
24.Blanco G/S/vP 11/.546 ··· ··· ··· 3/.333 4/.000 ··· ··· ··· 81/44 .289/.325/.382/.707 .859/.582 .822 17/.750 0/0 2/
5.Cedeno G/S/vP 4/.500 1/.000 ··· 2/1.500 ··· 7/.572 ··· 2/.000 3/.000 163/80 .277/.340/.372/.711 .689/.735 .818 19/.789 4/1 2/
7.DeRosa G/S/vP 11/.573 1/no AB ··· 2/no AB 4/.000 4/.833 ··· ··· 6/.367 417/299 .271/.370/.425/.795 .831/.780 .862 89/.698 3/0 11/
15.Edmonds* G/S/vP 3/.666 4/1.000 ··· 2/1.000 ··· 9/.111 ··· 3/.667 1/no AB 286/246 .240/.337/.455/.792 .514/.841 .842 51/1.000 2/1 13/
17.Fontenot* G/S/vP 4/.500 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 3/.666 1/.000 199/182 .288/.383/.535/.918 .543/.949 .867 60/1.189 2/0 8/
1.Fukudome* G/S/vP 4/.000 1/no AB ··· ··· ··· 2/2.000 ··· 3/.333 4/.833 443/333 .280/.383/.416/.799 .738/.819 .947 86/.720 10/4 8/
9.Johnson G/S/vP 4/.833 ··· ··· 3/2.667 ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 4/.500 266/156 .284/.351/.414/.765 .849/.707 .731 49/.962 4/4 5/
25.Lee G/S/vP 21/.881 1/.000 ··· 4/.750 1/no AB 4/.500 ··· 3/.333 13/.481 497/380 .290/.352/.481/.833 .919/.808 .860 108/.705 5/2 17/
16.Ramirez G/S/vP 18/1.209 1/no AB ··· 4/.500 ··· 8/1.786 ··· 3/1.334 16/.804 455/350 .277/.378/.495/.873 .645/.945 1.103 106/.885 2/2 18/
12.Soriano G/S/vP 16/1.375 1/.000 1/2.000 1/.000 12/1.227 5/.000 1/3.000 3/.666 7/1.262 281/197 .290/.342/.557/.898 1.215/.766 .999 49/.992 10/1 18/
18.Soto G/S/vP 2/1.000 ··· ··· 1/no AB ··· 6/1.133 ··· 3/.000 4/.833 413/312 .275/.351/.492/.843 .914/.820 .851 83/.625 0/0 17/
2.Theriot G/S/vP 17/.683 1/.000 ··· 1/no AB ··· 7/.971 ··· ··· 6/.900 460/343 .318/.392/.379/.771 .798/.762 .822 107/.847 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 140.0 39.0 24.2 36.0 1.1 54.2 30.2 6.0 53.1 TOTAL .279/.356/.443/.799 .800/.798 .870 .793 62/26 125/63
ERA-K/9 3.79/6.2 3.23/6.2 4.74/3.3 4.25/6.5 0.00/0.0 3.13/7.6 5.58/7.3 0.00/3.0 4.05/6.4 5.20/6.0

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

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 581/.260 163/.231 103/.222 167/.265 4/.333 234/.229 146/.240 25/.238 242/.248 .289  Soriano
 Fukudome
 Johnson
 Edmonds
 Cedeno
 DeRosa
 Ward
60/0/0/5
0/11/95/4
21/52/0/3
0/73/0/1
0/1/0/0
27/0/22/0
5/0/3/0
OPS .713 .692 .751 .801 .667 .681 .685 .598 .728 .827
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 98/.498 53/.609 42/.897 45/.532 2/1.000 57/.604 61/.801 11/.705 90/.819 .831
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 483/.756 110/.728 61/.654 122/.911 2/.000 177/.706 85/.605 14/.516 152/.675 .825
Road 269/.763 73/.789 31/.534 80/.745 / 115/.642 63/.615 25/.598 98/.813 .871
Last 28d days 142/.571 65/.764 76/.694 52/.586 4/.667 51/.739 30/.752 25/.598 53/.905
HR/SB/CS 16/2/5 3/2/0 4/2/0 4/4/0 0/0/0 8/3/2 2/2/0 0/0/0 4/3/1 128/69/27
Usage ·····X·· X··oX··· ··X···X· o··o··o· ··oo···· o··X·X·o ···oo·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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