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Game Preview: PIT @ CHC, 2:20pm, Sunday, August 3, 2008 @Wrigley Field

Pittsburgh Pirates, 51-59, 5th, 14½ GB, 10½ GB in WC

SP: Ian Snell (26, RHP, 4-8, 6.04)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. CHC Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (4-8)            110.1 145  79  74  62  90 13    6.04      
 2007 (9-12)           208   209  94  87  68 177 22    3.76      
 2006 (14-11)          186   198 104  98  74 169 29    4.74      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         1-2  32.2  46  29  28  23  28  8    7.71   37 
 2008-07-28    COL   W   7     8   4   4   1   8  1     100   52 
 2008-07-23   @HOU  ND   3     6   5   5   3   6  1      85   30 
 2008-07-18   @COL   L   6     6   4   3   3   5  2      96   48 
 2008-07-13    STL  ND   5     5   4   4   3   6  1      90   44 
 2008-07-08    HOU  ND   3.2   4   1   1   3   1  1      88   47 
 2008-06-22    TOR  ND   4     8   4   4   4   2  1      91   28 
 2008-06-17   @CHW   L   4     9   7   7   6   0  1     106   10 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.CHC      1-3  30.2  35  19  17   9  20  3    4.99   46 
 2008-04-18   @CHC   L   6     9   3   3   1   5  0      93   46 
 2007-09-08    CHC   L   7     7   4   3   1   3  1      89   51 
 2007-05-08   @CHC  ND   7    10   3   2   0   5  0      98   52 
 2007-05-02    CHC   L   5     4   4   4   4   3  1      91   42 
 2006-08-28    CHC   W   5.2   5   5   5   3   4  1     103   40 
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   32-26   Road:   19-33   ExtrInn:10-3 
 vsRHP:  38-41   vsLHP:  13-18   1-Run:  19-15
 vsEast: 12-12   vsCntrl:24-26   vsWest:  9-12 IL: 6-9 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
110 Sat, Aug  2  @CHC  L   1-5       51-59  5th 14.5 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
 Last 10: 5-5    Last 20: 9-11   Last 30:13-17
Chicago Cubs, 66-45, 1st, 4 up

SP: Carlos Zambrano (27, RHP, 12-4, 2.80)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. PIT Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (12-4)           141.2 127  46  44  46  96  9    2.80      
 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         4-2  49    37  14  13  17  33  3    2.39   61 
 2008-07-29   @MIL   W   8     5   0   0   2   9  0     118   79 
 2008-07-24    FLA   W   7     6   2   2   0   6  1     125   63 
 2008-07-19   @HOU   L   6.1   6   4   4   6   3  0     104   42 
 2008-07-09    CIN   W   8     1   1   1   0   5  1     103   81 
 2008-07-04   @STL   W   6     4   0   0   2   5  0      87   67 
 2008-06-18   @TBR   L   6.2   7   5   4   4   2  0      99   40 
 2008-06-12    ATL  ND   7     8   2   2   3   3  1     103   53 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.PIT      3-1  30    22  11  10  15  28  1    3.00   57 
 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 
 2007-09-23    PIT   W   6     3   0   0   3   6  0      93   69 
 2007-09-08   @PIT   W   6     2   1   1   5   8  0     112   67 
 2007-07-08   @PIT   L   7     4   3   3   3   5  1     122   59 
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   40-15   Road:   26-30   ExtrInn: 7-5 
 vsRHP:  44-34   vsLHP:  22-11   1-Run:  15-17
 vsEast:  9-6    vsCntrl:28-20   vsWest: 23-10 IL: 6-9 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
111 Sat, Aug  2   PIT  W   5-1       66-45  1st  4.0 up
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
 Last 10: 7-3    Last 20:11-9    Last 30:17-13
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Sat, Aug 02, 2008 CHC  5  PIT  1        W:Ted Lilly (11-6), L: Paul Maholm (7-7), S: none
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
Season Series: 2008 - CHC leads 10-4; 2007 - CHC won 8-7; 2006 - PIT won 9-6; All-Time - PIT leads 1193-1126

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  5.61

COL  4.64

WSN  3.75

RA/G

OAK  3.87

CLE  4.61

TEX  5.93

BA

C. Jones  .369

J. Drew  .286

J. Towles  .143

OBP

C. Jones  .466

D. Ortiz  .358

T. Pena  .171

SLG

L. Berkman  .615

C. Blake  .475

T. Pena  .198

OPS

C. Jones  1.062

C. Beltran  .817

T. Pena  .369

ERA

J. Duchscherer  2.33

J. Maine  4.13

N. Robertson  6.06

K/9IP

T. Lincecum  10.04

T. Wellemeyer  6.20

L. Hernandez  3.48

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Pittsburgh Pirates Batters (4.88 RS/G) vs. Chicago Cubs Pitchers (4.09 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
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/.378 1/no AB 3/2.000 1/.000 10/.508 9/.611 3/.666 ··· 349/257 .249/.324/.416/.740 .902/.686 .826 67/.604 1/1 12/
37.Chavez G/S/vP 3/.000 ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 80/66 .240/.275/.333/.608 .890/.549 .448 13/.801 0/0 1/
41.Doumit# G/S/vP 12/.817 2/.500 1/.000 ··· 4/2.750 3/.000 3/1.167 ··· 290/225 .340/.383/.563/.946 .981/.936 .799 96/.924 2/1 12/
5.Gomez G/S/vP 3/.666 ··· 2/.000 1/.000 6/1.334 1/.000 1/3.000 ··· 146/94 .289/.324/.326/.650 .648/.649 .580 26/.448 0/0 0/
15.LaRoche G/S/vP 2/1.500 ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 77/35 .197/.312/.303/.615 .563/.676 .717 37/.485 0/0 2/
13.McLouth* G/S/vP 21/.929 1/.000 5/1.400 ··· 4/.250 7/3.024 7/1.000 ··· 488/354 .276/.355/.527/.882 .674/.961 .891 109/.905 13/3 22/
18.Michaels G/S/vP ··· 4/1.750 4/1.167 4/.250 1/2.000 4/.250 ··· 1/no AB 208/144 .238/.304/.389/.694 .491/.785 .683 38/.957 1/1 6/
16.Mientkiewicz* G/S/vP 5/.933 5/.200 7/1.143 2/.000 9/1.194 2/.000 ··· ··· 233/200 .274/.373/.365/.739 .583/.765 .678 63/.781 0/0 1/
39.Moss* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 94/68 .289/.351/.446/.797 .773/.800 .865 22/.965 1/1 2/
51.Pearce G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 1/.000 1/2.000 ··· 21/11 .176/.238/.235/.473 .633/.307 .714 19/.530 0/0 0/
31.Rivas G/S/vP 1/.000 2/1.000 1/.000 1/.000 7/.762 6/.000 1/.000 ··· 160/117 .248/.285/.376/.661 .995/.537 .615 43/.701 2/1 3/
12.Sanchez G/S/vP 34/.515 1/.000 7/.286 ··· 11/.964 7/.762 2/1.000 ··· 426/334 .243/.267/.336/.603 .773/.555 .675 66/.778 0/1 7/
2.Wilson G/S/vP 43/.493 1/no AB 6/.167 ··· 5/.800 2/no AB 10/.733 1/.000 244/195 .284/.331/.351/.682 .566/.709 .606 88/.616 2/2 0/
IP 141.2 20.1 11.1 75.0 53.0 60.1 32.2 6.0 TOTAL .264/.327/.419/.746 .740/.748 .741 .796 30/11 116/72
ERA-K/9 2.80/6.1 2.66/11.5 7.15/11.2 3.24/7.0 5.09/7.0 3.58/12.5 4.13/8.0 3.00/12.0 3.79/7.7

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Chavez (10-8-2)
 Doumit (39-13-6)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 583/.239 88/.240 53/.326 308/.250 230/.302 246/.150 141/.244 23/.143 .244  McLouth
 Michaels
 Moss
 Mientkiewicz
 Pearce
4/104/2/4
22/7/31/4
12/0/15/3
0/0/9/1
1/0/5/0
OPS .644 .743 .921 .667 .876 .563 .782 .455 .720
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 294/.658 42/.830 28/.804 151/.659 93/.864 105/.747 42/.928 9/.111 .768
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 289/.628 46/.670 25/1.059 157/.675 137/.885 141/.426 99/.722 14/.670 .687
Home 299/.616 35/.840 21/.702 157/.616 123/.908 143/.496 47/.619 18/.343 .697
Last 28d days 113/.493 32/.787 4/1.500 45/.518 48/1.022 53/.597 50/.709 23/.455
HR/SB/CS 9/6/7 4/1/0 1/3/0 7/1/3 10/2/0 7/3/1 7/2/0 0/1/0 117/57/26
Usage ····X··· ·X·X···o ··X····· o··o·XXX X·X··X·· XX···X·X ··o····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 45.Snell
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/.000 ··· ··· ··· 3/.333 4/.000 ··· ··· 81/44 .289/.325/.382/.707 .859/.582 .822 17/.750 0/0 2/
5.Cedeno G/S/vP 5/1.400 1/.000 ··· 2/1.500 ··· 7/.572 ··· 3/.000 165/80 .280/.341/.373/.715 .697/.735 .823 21/.810 4/1 2/
7.DeRosa G/S/vP 6/1.167 1/no AB ··· 2/no AB 4/.000 4/.833 ··· 6/.367 420/299 .271/.370/.424/.794 .827/.780 .858 88/.609 4/0 11/
15.Edmonds* G/S/vP 18/.925 4/1.000 ··· 2/1.000 ··· 9/.111 ··· 1/no AB 286/246 .240/.337/.455/.792 .514/.841 .842 47/1.058 2/1 13/
17.Fontenot* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 199/182 .288/.383/.535/.918 .543/.949 .867 56/1.217 2/0 8/
1.Fukudome* G/S/vP 3/1.333 1/no AB ··· ··· 1/2.000 2/2.000 ··· 4/.833 444/334 .282/.385/.418/.802 .738/.823 .953 82/.766 10/4 8/
9.Johnson G/S/vP 3/1.334 ··· ··· 3/2.667 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 4/.500 270/157 .292/.357/.424/.781 .893/.702 .763 53/1.026 5/5 5/
25.Lee G/S/vP 22/.747 1/.000 ··· 4/.750 2/no AB 4/.500 ··· 13/.481 501/381 .289/.353/.480/.833 .913/.809 .860 107/.673 6/2 17/
16.Ramirez G/S/vP 25/.922 1/no AB ··· 4/.500 1/.000 8/1.786 ··· 16/.804 459/351 .277/.377/.495/.872 .656/.942 1.096 105/.871 2/2 18/
12.Soriano G/S/vP 14/1.821 1/.000 1/2.000 1/.000 13/1.129 5/.000 1/3.000 7/1.262 285/198 .290/.340/.556/.896 1.207/.762 .992 53/.973 10/1 18/
18.Soto G/S/vP 3/1.667 ··· ··· 1/no AB ··· 6/1.133 ··· 4/.833 416/312 .275/.351/.490/.841 .906/.820 .848 82/.616 0/0 17/
2.Theriot G/S/vP 15/1.253 1/.000 ··· 1/no AB 1/.000 7/.971 ··· 6/.900 464/344 .315/.390/.377/.767 .788/.760 .813 106/.829 16/11 1/
33.Ward* G/S/vP 2/1.000 ··· 1/5.000 ··· 1/.000 2/.000 ··· 4/1.167 73/67 .242/.356/.419/.776 .900/.764 .941 19/.655 0/0 2/
IP 110.1 39.0 24.2 36.0 3.1 54.2 30.2 53.1 TOTAL .279/.356/.443/.799 .802/.798 .869 .791 65/27 125/63
ERA-K/9 6.04/7.3 3.23/6.2 4.74/3.3 4.25/6.5 0.00/5.5 3.13/7.6 5.58/7.3 4.05/6.4 5.21/6.0

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Blanco (9-5-2)
 Soto (48-21-4)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 526/.322 163/.231 103/.222 167/.265 11/.222 234/.229 146/.240 242/.248 .290  Soriano
 Fukudome
 Johnson
 Edmonds
 Cedeno
 DeRosa
 Ward
61/0/0/5
0/11/96/4
21/53/0/3
0/73/0/1
0/1/0/0
27/0/23/0
5/0/3/0
OPS .900 .692 .751 .801 .522 .681 .685 .728 .827
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 249/.901 53/.609 42/.897 45/.532 4/1.000 57/.604 61/.801 90/.819 .830
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 277/.899 110/.728 61/.654 122/.911 7/.167 177/.706 85/.605 152/.675 .826
Road 270/.967 73/.789 31/.534 80/.745 7/.452 115/.642 63/.615 98/.813 .870
Last 28d days 111/.939 65/.764 76/.694 52/.586 11/.522 51/.739 30/.752 49/.858
HR/SB/CS 13/16/3 3/2/0 4/2/0 4/4/0 0/1/0 8/3/2 2/2/0 4/3/1 128/72/28
Usage ·····X·· ·X··oX·· ···X···X ·o··o··o X··oo··· ·o··X·X· ····oo·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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