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Game Preview: HOU @ CHC, 7:05pm, Monday, August 4, 2008 @Wrigley Field

Houston Astros, 53-57, 4th, 13 GB, 8 GB in WC

SP: Brian Moehler (36, RHP, 6-4, 4.23)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. CHC Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (6-4)             93.2 101  46  44  26  50 13    4.23      
 2007 (1-4)             59.2  67  29  27  17  36  8    4.07      
 2006 (7-11)           122   164  95  89  38  58 19    6.57      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         3-1  42    45  20  19  11  20  4    4.07   49 
 2008-07-29    CIN   W   8.2   7   2   2   1   3  0     100   64 
 2008-07-23    PIT  ND   2.1   9   6   5   0   0  1      51   17 
 2008-07-18    CHC  ND   7     4   1   1   1   3  1      87   67 
 2008-07-09   @PIT   W   6     7   4   4   1   3  0      91   44 
 2008-07-04   @ATL   L   6     6   5   5   3   1  1      84   38 
 2008-06-29    BOS  ND   5.2   7   1   1   3   5  1     111   53 
 2008-06-24    TEX   W   6.1   5   1   1   2   5  0      93   62 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.CHC      1-1  31    29  12  12   5  12  5    3.48   53 
 2008-07-18    CHC  ND   7     4   1   1   1   3  1      87   67 
 2008-05-19    CHC   L   5     7   3   3   2   1  1      95   40 
 2006-05-24    CHC   W   7     8   3   3   1   3  0      90   51 
 2000-06-04   @CHC  ND   6     6   2   2   0   2  1      73   54 
 1998-06-25    CHC  ND   6     4   3   3   1   3  2      82   54 
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   29-26   Road:   24-31   ExtrInn: 2-3 
 vsRHP:  36-42   vsLHP:  17-15   1-Run:  17-19
 vsEast: 13-9    vsCntrl:21-26   vsWest: 12-11 IL: 7-11

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
110 Sun, Aug  3   NYM  W   4-0       53-57  4th 13.0 gb
109 Sat, Aug  2   NYM  W   5-4 (10)  52-57  4th 13.0 gb
108 Fri, Aug  1   NYM  W   7-3       51-57  4th 13.0 gb
107 Wed, Jul 30   CIN  L   5-9       50-57  4th 13.5 gb
106 Tue, Jul 29   CIN  W   6-2       50-56  4th 12.5 gb
105 Mon, Jul 28   CIN  W   5-4       49-56  4th 12.5 gb
104 Sun, Jul 27  @MIL  W  11-6       48-56  5th 12.5 gb
103 Sat, Jul 26  @MIL  L   4-6       47-56  6th 12.5 gb
102 Fri, Jul 25  @MIL  W   3-1       47-55  6th 12.5 gb
101 Wed, Jul 23   PIT  L   7-8       46-55  6th 13.0 gb
 Last 10: 7-3    Last 20:12-8    Last 30:16-14
Chicago Cubs, 67-45, 1st, 5 up

SP: Ryan Dempster (31, RHP, 12-4, 2.90)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. HOU Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (12-4)           145.2 110  54  47  58 126 11    2.90      
 2007 (2-7)             66.2  59  36  35  30  55  8    4.73      
 2006 (1-9)             75    77  47  40  36  67  5    4.80      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         3-2  43    34  17  17  20  41  2    3.56   57 
 2008-07-30   @MIL   W   7     5   1   1   1   9  0     111   71 
 2008-07-25    FLA  ND   6     2   1   1   6   6  0     110   64 
 2008-07-20   @HOU   W   8     6   0   0   1   7  0     104   76 
 2008-07-13    SFG   L   6.2   7   4   4   3   6  0     118   47 
 2008-07-08    CIN   W   7     2   1   1   4   5  0     103   70 
 2008-07-02   @SFG  ND   6     5   2   2   2   7  1      91   59 
 2008-06-27   @CHW   L   2.1   7   8   8   3   1  1      71    9 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.HOU      2-3  33    34  16  16   8  24  5    4.36   52 
 2008-07-20   @HOU   W   8     6   0   0   1   7  0     104   76 
 2008-05-20   @HOU   L   6     6   4   4   2   5  1     109   47 
 2003-07-18    HOU   L   6     8   5   5   1   4  3     102   39 
 2003-07-07   @HOU   L   4     7   6   6   2   5  1      84   27 
 2003-04-08   @HOU   W   9     7   1   1   2   3  0      97   70 
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   41-15   Road:   26-30   ExtrInn: 7-5 
 vsRHP:  45-34   vsLHP:  22-11   1-Run:  15-17
 vsEast:  9-6    vsCntrl:29-20   vsWest: 23-10 IL: 6-9 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
112 Sun, Aug  3   PIT  W   8-5       67-45  1st  5.0 up
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
 Last 10: 7-3    Last 20:12-8    Last 30:18-12
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Sun, Jul 20, 2008 CHC  9 @HOU  0        W:Ryan Dempster (11-4), L: Brandon Backe (6-10), S: none
Sat, Jul 19, 2008 HOU  4  CHC  1        W:Wandy Rodriguez (5-3), L: Carlos Zambrano (10-4), S: Jose Valverde (25)
Fri, Jul 18, 2008 HOU  2  CHC  1        W:Geoff Geary (2-1), L: Bobby Howry (3-3), S: none
Wed, May 21, 2008 HOU  5  CHC  3        W:Shawn Chacon (1-0), L: Sean Gallagher (1-1), S: Jose Valverde (14)
Tue, May 20, 2008 HOU  4  CHC  2        W:Chris Sampson (3-3), L: Ryan Dempster (5-2), S: Jose Valverde (13)
Mon, May 19, 2008 CHC  7 @HOU  2        W:Ted Lilly (5-4), L: Brian Moehler (1-1), S: none
Sun, Apr 06, 2008 CHC  3  HOU  2        W:Carlos Zambrano (1-0), L: Oscar Villarreal (0-2), S: Kerry Wood (3)
Sat, Apr 05, 2008 CHC  9  HOU  7        W:Kevin Hart (1-0), L: Roy Oswalt (0-2), S: Kerry Wood (2)
Fri, Apr 04, 2008 HOU  4 @CHC  3        W:Wesley Wright (1-0), L: Jon Lieber (0-1), S: Jose Valverde (1)

Thu, Sep 13, 2007 CHC  6 @HOU  2        W:Steve Trachsel (7-10), L: Woody Williams (8-15), S: none
Season Series: 2008 - HOU leads 5-4; 2007 - CHC won 8-7; 2006 - HOU won 8-7; All-Time - HOU leads 341-291

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

MIL  4.63

SDP  3.75

RA/G

OAK  3.88

MIN  4.63

TEX  5.91

BA

C. Jones  .369

D. Wright  .286

J. Towles  .143

OBP

C. Jones  .466

D. Uggla  .359

T. Pena  .169

SLG

R. Ludwick  .614

C. Blake  .475

T. Pena  .196

OPS

C. Jones  1.062

D. DeJesus  .818

T. Pena  .365

ERA

J. Duchscherer  2.33

J. Maine  4.13

I. Snell  6.14

K/9IP

T. Lincecum  10.04

T. Wellemeyer  6.12

L. Hernandez  3.48

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Houston Astros Batters (4.38 RS/G) vs. Chicago Cubs Pitchers (4.10 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 46.Dempster
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
11.Ausmus G/S/vP 28/.681 ··· 5/.650 1/.000 11/.875 6/.900 12/.833 ··· 185/135 .239/.306/.307/.612 .747/.564 .626 39/.933 0/1 1/
17.Berkman# G/S/vP 51/1.051 3/.000 10/.422 3/1.667 6/.900 11/1.402 16/.804 ··· 461/336 .337/.438/.609/1.047 .850/1.125 1.027 92/.798 15/2 22/
27.Blum# G/S/vP 41/.723 2/.000 3/.666 1/no AB 4/1.000 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 199/170 .225/.261/.390/.652 .406/.686 .581 42/.838 1/0 9/
14.Bourn* G/S/vP 3/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· 2/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· 379/275 .233/.290/.305/.595 .591/.596 .502 32/.911 33/8 4/
2.Erstad* G/S/vP 4/.000 7/.858 13/1.062 6/.334 9/.708 2/.000 ··· ··· 196/160 .273/.313/.372/.684 .538/.716 .714 65/.432 1/2 2/
45.Lee G/S/vP 16/1.042 ··· 7/1.071 7/.715 10/.500 10/.633 4/.833 ··· 456/344 .303/.353/.543/.896 .958/.876 .851 90/.986 4/1 25/
8.Loretta G/S/vP 19/1.045 1/.000 17/.620 10/.550 6/.400 4/.500 5/.400 ··· 209/142 .277/.340/.404/.744 .969/.644 .653 28/.893 0/0 4/
3.Matsui# G/S/vP 9/.347 ··· 5/.650 ··· 1/.000 1/2.000 3/.000 ··· 341/241 .284/.347/.403/.750 .852/.712 .718 87/.956 18/4 4/
31.Newhan* G/S/vP 6/.334 3/.333 ··· 1/no AB 1/.000 1/no AB ··· ··· 34/31 .219/.265/.344/.608 .000/.670 .450 13/.404 0/0 0/
9.Pence G/S/vP 9/1.000 ··· ··· 4/1.000 4/1.250 4/.000 3/2.667 ··· 444/328 .276/.315/.450/.765 .759/.767 .755 88/.912 7/8 14/
55.Quintero G/S/vP ··· ··· 2/1.000 ··· 2/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· 65/48 .210/.210/.258/.468 .438/.478 .524 24/.333 0/0 0/
10.Tejada G/S/vP 6/.833 6/.666 5/.200 6/.833 14/.594 2/.000 ··· ··· 457/337 .281/.317/.419/.736 .721/.741 .676 83/.614 7/5 11/
21.Wigginton G/S/vP 9/.222 ··· 3/.666 4/.250 2/.000 1/2.000 4/.250 ··· 265/182 .267/.355/.466/.820 1.063/.716 .749 55/.827 4/4 10/
IP 145.2 20.2 11.1 75.1 53.0 61.1 32.2 8.1 TOTAL .263/.324/.413/.737 .777/.723 .689 .773 90/36 113/53
ERA-K/9 2.90/7.8 3.48/11.3 7.15/11.2 3.35/7.1 5.09/7.0 3.52/12.5 4.13/8.0 2.16/9.8 3.79/7.7

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Ausmus (16-4-3)
 Quintero (9-7-0)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 597/.207 91/.256 53/.326 311/.252 230/.302 249/.148 141/.244 32/.138 .243  Pence
 Bourn
 Lee
 Erstad
0/0/106/9
0/91/0/7
104/0/0/4
30/24/4/2
OPS .612 .777 .921 .682 .876 .556 .782 .426 .720
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 286/.692 44/.867 28/.804 152/.663 93/.864 105/.747 42/.928 13/.077 .769
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 311/.539 47/.700 25/1.059 159/.699 137/.885 144/.417 99/.722 19/.669 .686
Home 354/.585 38/.916 21/.702 160/.645 123/.908 146/.485 47/.619 27/.345 .698
Last 28d days 138/.547 31/.922 4/1.500 48/.620 45/1.094 53/.597 25/.720 32/.426
HR/SB/CS 11/7/4 4/1/0 1/3/0 8/1/3 10/2/0 7/3/1 7/2/0 0/1/0 119/57/26
Usage ····X··· o·X·X··· ···X···· Xo··o·XX ·X·X··X· oXX···X· ···o···· X·X··X·X
Chicago Cubs Batters (5.29 RS/G) vs. Houston Astros Pitchers (4.81 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 38.Moehler
G/S/vB
26.Brocail
G/S/vB
48.Byrdak*
G/S/vB
29.Geary
G/S/vB
22.Hawkins
G/S/vB
43.Sampson
G/S/vB
47.Valverde
G/S/vB
53.Wright*
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
24.Blanco G/S/vP 4/.750 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 81/44 .289/.325/.382/.707 .859/.582 .822 17/.750 0/0 2/
5.Cedeno G/S/vP 4/.500 2/1.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· 2/.000 2/.000 1/no AB 165/80 .280/.341/.373/.715 .697/.735 .823 21/.810 4/1 2/
7.DeRosa G/S/vP 7/.286 1/.000 2/.500 7/1.171 3/.000 10/.900 6/1.133 1/2.000 424/303 .271/.369/.422/.791 .827/.776 .851 87/.576 4/0 11/
15.Edmonds* G/S/vP 41/1.361 6/.000 5/.400 4/.750 22/.938 9/.722 5/1.800 1/.000 290/250 .241/.339/.458/.797 .514/.846 .852 51/1.067 2/1 13/
17.Fontenot* G/S/vP 4/.750 1/.000 ··· 1/no AB 3/.000 2/1.500 4/.500 ··· 199/182 .288/.383/.535/.918 .543/.949 .867 52/1.281 2/0 8/
1.Fukudome* G/S/vP 6/.533 2/.000 1/3.000 1/.000 ··· 6/.666 2/.000 2/1.500 448/338 .279/.381/.413/.794 .738/.812 .933 84/.721 10/4 8/
9.Johnson G/S/vP ··· 3/1.334 1/no AB 1/.000 1/.000 1/3.000 ··· ··· 271/157 .295/.360/.439/.798 .935/.702 .798 49/1.116 5/5 6/
25.Lee G/S/vP 8/.625 4/1.000 ··· 5/.650 4/.833 10/1.200 5/.000 ··· 505/385 .289/.354/.479/.833 .913/.810 .860 106/.642 6/2 17/
16.Ramirez G/S/vP 18/.804 3/.000 ··· 7/.715 2/.000 13/1.000 6/.333 ··· 463/355 .277/.376/.500/.876 .656/.946 1.100 104/.871 2/2 19/
12.Soriano G/S/vP 11/1.101 5/.650 2/.000 13/.641 5/.000 11/.282 ··· ··· 290/202 .295/.345/.568/.913 1.255/.766 1.021 58/1.050 11/1 19/
18.Soto G/S/vP 6/1.166 1/.000 ··· 2/.000 ··· 7/.572 3/.000 ··· 420/316 .278/.355/.495/.849 .906/.831 .865 81/.640 0/0 17/
2.Theriot G/S/vP 7/.619 6/.666 ··· 4/.500 1/.000 10/.200 2/2.000 ··· 469/348 .315/.391/.375/.766 .781/.761 .810 106/.803 16/11 1/
33.Ward* G/S/vP 15/1.110 1/.000 ··· 4/.500 5/.800 4/.500 3/1.167 ··· 73/67 .242/.356/.419/.776 .900/.764 .941 18/.520 0/0 2/
IP 93.2 51.0 36.1 49.1 41.2 91.0 51.1 39.0 TOTAL .280/.357/.445/.802 .810/.799 .873 .796 66/27 128/64
ERA-K/9 4.23/4.8 3.88/7.8 2.72/6.2 2.55/7.1 5.62/5.4 4.25/4.5 4.38/10.4 4.38/7.6 4.52/6.6

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

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 407/.272 211/.244 159/.221 202/.194 175/.271 370/.264 225/.246 172/.214 .272  Soriano
 Fukudome
 Johnson
 Edmonds
 Cedeno
 DeRosa
 Ward
62/0/0/5
0/11/97/4
22/53/0/3
0/74/0/1
0/1/0/0
27/0/23/0
5/0/3/0
OPS .776 .647 .755 .553 .720 .687 .774 .733 .798
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 180/.877 89/.850 69/.592 88/.608 78/.990 154/.688 104/.663 72/.530 .808
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 227/.699 122/.503 90/.888 114/.510 97/.516 216/.686 121/.861 100/.890 .790
Road 154/.828 99/.682 74/.810 88/.488 77/.747 200/.540 99/.814 76/.731 .790
Last 28d days 101/.807 36/.885 23/.998 55/.434 21/.488 67/.409 36/.719 22/.372
HR/SB/CS 13/8/0 4/2/1 5/3/1 2/0/0 3/2/2 6/2/1 10/6/0 5/5/0 149/38/18
Usage ·····X·· X·o·X··· ·oo·o·X· ·X····o· ·X······ X·o·X··X XoX···o· o·o·ooo·

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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