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Game Preview: STL @ CHC, 3:55pm, Saturday, August 9, 2008 @Wrigley Field

St. Louis Cardinals, 64-54, 3rd, 7 GB, 2 GB in WC

SP: Todd Wellemeyer (29, RHP, 8-4, 4.01)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. CHC Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (8-4)            128   124  59  57  41  87 15    4.01      
 2007 (3-3)             79.1  77  50  40  40  60 11    4.54      
 2006 (1-4)             78.1  68  38  36  50  54  6    4.14      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         1-2  39.2  47  23  23  13  19  4    5.22   44 
 2008-08-03    PHI  ND   6     4   1   1   1   3  1      91   62 
 2008-07-29   @ATL  ND   6     8   2   2   1   5  0      98   52 
 2008-07-24    MIL  ND   5     5   2   2   5   2  0      92   46 
 2008-07-19    SDP   W   6.1   5   5   5   3   2  1      84   42 
 2008-07-12   @PIT  ND   6.1   4   4   4   1   2  2      94   50 
 2008-07-06    CHC   L   5     9   3   3   0   3  0      76   40 
 2008-07-01    NYM   L   5    12   6   6   2   2  0      96   19 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.CHC      1-1  10    12   5   5   4   7  0    4.50   47 
 2008-07-06    CHC   L   5     9   3   3   0   3  0      76   40 
 2008-05-04    CHC   W   5     3   2   2   4   4  0      95   53 
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   33-28   Road:   31-26   ExtrInn: 6-10
 vsRHP:  44-32   vsLHP:  20-22   1-Run:  21-21
 vsEast: 15-11   vsCntrl:25-25   vsWest: 17-10 IL: 7-8 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
118 Fri, Aug  8  @CHC  L   2-3 (11)  64-54  3rd  7.0 gb
117 Thu, Aug  7   LAD  L   1-4       64-53  3rd  6.0 gb
116 Wed, Aug  6   LAD  W   9-6       64-52  3rd  5.5 gb
115 Tue, Aug  5   LAD  W   6-4 (11)  63-52  3rd  5.5 gb
114 Sun, Aug  3   PHI  L   4-5       62-52  3rd  6.0 gb
113 Sat, Aug  2   PHI  L   1-2       62-51  3rd  5.0 gb
112 Fri, Aug  1   PHI  W   6-3       62-50  2nd  4.0 gb
111 Thu, Jul 31  @ATL  L   4-9       61-50  2nd  5.0 gb
110 Wed, Jul 30  @ATL  W   7-2       61-49  2nd  4.0 gb
109 Tue, Jul 29  @ATL  W   8-3       60-49  3rd  4.0 gb
 Last 10: 5-5    Last 20: 9-11   Last 30:15-15
Chicago Cubs, 70-46, 1st, 5 up

SP: Carlos Zambrano (27, RHP, 12-4, 2.76)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. STL Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (12-4)           146.2 130  48  45  47  98 10    2.76      
 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  47    32  14  12  15  32  3    2.30   61 
 2008-08-03    PIT  ND   5     3   2   1   1   2  1      82   56 
 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 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.STL      4-0  34.1  26   6   6   9  21  3    1.57   63 
 2008-07-04   @STL   W   6     4   0   0   2   5  0      87   67 
 2007-09-14   @STL   W   8     4   1   1   2   3  1     101   71 
 2007-07-24   @STL   W   6.1   5   2   2   3   5  0     117   57 
 2007-04-28   @STL   W   7     7   1   1   0   2  1     113   61 
 2006-08-19    STL  ND   7     6   2   2   2   6  1     109   61 
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   44-16   Road:   26-30   ExtrInn: 8-5 
 vsRHP:  47-35   vsLHP:  23-11   1-Run:  16-17
 vsEast:  9-6    vsCntrl:32-21   vsWest: 23-10 IL: 6-9 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
116 Fri, Aug  8   STL  W   3-2 (11)  70-46  1st 9223372036854775808.0 gb
115 Wed, Aug  6   HOU  W  11-4       69-46  1st 9223372036854775808.0 gb
114 Tue, Aug  5   HOU  W  11-7       68-46  1st 9223372036854775808.0 gb
113 Mon, Aug  4   HOU  L   0-2  (8)  67-46  1st 9223372036854775808.0 gb
112 Sun, Aug  3   PIT  W   8-5       67-45  1st 9223372036854775808.0 gb
111 Sat, Aug  2   PIT  W   5-1       66-45  1st 9223372036854775808.0 gb
110 Fri, Aug  1   PIT  L   0-3       65-45  1st 9223372036854775808.0 gb
109 Thu, Jul 31  @MIL  W  11-4       65-44  1st 9223372036854775808.0 gb
108 Wed, Jul 30  @MIL  W   7-2       64-44  1st 9223372036854775808.0 gb
107 Tue, Jul 29  @MIL  W   7-1       63-44  1st 9223372036854775808.0 gb
 Last 10: 8-2    Last 20:13-7    Last 30:19-11
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Fri, Aug 08, 2008 CHC  3  STL  2 (11)   W:Bobby Howry (5-4), L: Ryan Franklin (4-5), S: none
Sun, Jul 06, 2008 CHC  7 @STL  1        W:Sean Marshall (1-2), L: Todd Wellemeyer (7-4), S: none
Sat, Jul 05, 2008 STL  5  CHC  4        W:Kyle McClellan (1-3), L: Kerry Wood (4-2), S: none
Fri, Jul 04, 2008 CHC  2 @STL  1        W:Carlos Zambrano (9-3), L: Braden Looper (9-6), S: Kerry Wood (22)
Sun, May 04, 2008 STL  5  CHC  3        W:Todd Wellemeyer (3-1), L: Jason Marquis (1-2), S: Jason Isringhausen (10)
Sat, May 03, 2008 CHC  9 @STL  3        W:Ted Lilly (2-4), L: Kyle Lohse (3-1), S: none
Fri, May 02, 2008 STL  5  CHC  3 (11)   W:Ron Villone (1-0), L: Chad Fox (0-1), S: none

Sun, Sep 16, 2007 CHC  4 @STL  2        W:Jason Marquis (12-8), L: Mark Mulder (0-3), S: Ryan Dempster (28)
Sat, Sep 15, 2007 STL  4  CHC  3        W:Joel Pineiro (6-4), L: Sean Marshall (7-8), S: Jason Isringhausen (29)
Sat, Sep 15, 2007 CHC  3 @STL  2        W:Kerry Wood (1-1), L: Ryan Franklin (4-4), S: Ryan Dempster (27)
Season Series: 2008 - CHC leads 4-3; 2007 - CHC won 11-5; 2006 - CHC won 11-8; All-Time - CHC leads 1141-1075

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  5.57

MIL  4.66

SDP  3.75

RA/G

OAK  3.91

CLE  4.66

TEX  5.90

BA

C. Jones  .371

M. Young  .287

J. Towles  .143

OBP

C. Jones  .468

A. Huff  .361

T. Pena  .169

SLG

R. Ludwick  .615

E. Encarnacion  .476

T. Pena  .196

OPS

C. Jones  1.072

R. Howard  .825

T. Pena  .365

ERA

J. Duchscherer  2.51

J. Beckett  4.08

N. Robertson  6.11

K/9IP

T. Lincecum  9.99

A. Galarraga  6.17

L. Hernandez  3.48

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St. Louis Cardinals Batters (4.75 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
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
34.Wood
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
24.Ankiel* G/S/vP 7/.143 2/.000 ··· 2/.500 4/.500 4/.500 1/.000 2/1.000 393/276 .280/.349/.538/.887 .755/.945 .929 55/.940 2/1 22/
8.Glaus G/S/vP 6/.500 2/2.500 6/.667 11/.546 4/.000 3/.000 ··· 2/.000 485/343 .267/.367/.476/.843 .769/.873 .878 106/.947 0/1 19/
3.Izturis# G/S/vP 10/.422 ··· ··· 2/.000 ··· 3/.000 1/no AB 13/.891 313/182 .247/.317/.304/.621 .787/.538 .624 80/.596 14/4 1/
7.Kennedy* G/S/vP 8/1.000 11/.598 2/.500 13/.725 1/.000 2/2.500 1/.000 1/3.000 285/215 .275/.319/.340/.659 .609/.676 .597 53/.596 6/1 1/
21.LaRue G/S/vP 26/.439 ··· 3/.000 4/.000 ··· ··· ··· 34/.277 126/89 .223/.310/.357/.667 .600/.694 .813 17/.235 0/0 3/
22.Lopez# G/S/vP 37/.986 2/.500 ··· 6/1.417 9/.730 6/1.467 ··· 14/1.198 370/235 .233/.304/.311/.616 .638/.602 .736 46/.616 5/5 2/
47.Ludwick G/S/vP ··· 1/no AB ··· 3/.333 3/.333 7/.714 ··· 3/.333 435/279 .305/.385/.615/1.000 .908/1.050 .982 106/1.219 4/2 29/
62.Mather G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 3/.666 1/.000 ··· 109/57 .250/.312/.470/.782 .615/.926 .884 61/.898 1/0 6/
12.Miles# G/S/vP 31/.676 2/.000 3/2.000 10/.200 1/.000 3/.000 ··· 6/.533 304/200 .317/.357/.395/.752 .718/.768 .720 72/.896 1/2 3/
4.Molina G/S/vP 25/.588 1/no AB 2/.000 10/.500 2/.000 12/.872 1/.000 3/1.167 385/265 .303/.348/.380/.728 .872/.665 .716 92/.660 0/2 4/
5.Pujols G/S/vP 57/.836 ··· 3/2.000 11/1.858 12/.523 14/.864 1/2.000 43/1.002 454/310 .349/.460/.610/1.071 1.243/.990 1.096 111/1.044 6/2 23/
55.Schumaker* G/S/vP 15/.762 1/.000 ··· 6/.666 1/2.000 2/.000 1/.000 1/.000 437/324 .300/.363/.412/.775 .435/.891 .837 99/.715 8/2 6/
IP 146.2 21.2 77.1 55.1 63.0 34.1 11.1 45.2 TOTAL .276/.348/.426/.774 .745/.788 .795 .796 54/22 127/56
ERA-K/9 2.76/6.0 3.32/11.2 3.26/7.2 5.20/7.3 3.00/12.4 3.93/7.9 1.59/8.8 2.96/10.8 3.75/7.7

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 LaRue (9-7-1)
 Molina (30-14-5)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 602/.237 94/.247 318/.247 239/.299 255/.140 146/.242 42/.132 186/.202 .242  Schumaker
 Ludwick
 Ankiel
 Lopez
 Mather
 Miles
 Kennedy
56/36/33/8
20/5/91/5
0/89/0/4
10/0/0/1
14/8/14/1
1/0/0/0
1/0/0/0
OPS .642 .749 .670 .873 .538 .768 .398 .595 .716
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 302/.669 44/.867 155/.650 95/.867 106/.740 43/.905 19/.105 85/.639 .765
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 300/.613 50/.655 163/.690 144/.876 149/.395 103/.713 23/.638 101/.559 .683
Home 318/.614 41/.841 167/.625 132/.900 152/.459 52/.597 37/.336 99/.535 .693
Last 28d days 107/.580 25/.641 47/.508 45/1.095 52/.498 30/.667 42/.398 4/.500
HR/SB/CS 10/6/7 4/1/0 8/1/3 11/2/0 7/3/1 7/2/0 0/3/1 1/1/0 124/59/29
Usage ·····X·· ····oo·X ····XXo· o··X··X· o··o·oXX ··X····· X·o··X·X ···o····
Chicago Cubs Batters (5.33 RS/G) vs. St. Louis Cardinals Pitchers (4.49 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 37.Wellemeyer
G/S/vB
31.Franklin
G/S/vB
64.Garcia*
G/S/vB
44.Isringhausen
G/S/vB
46.McClellan
G/S/vB
63.Perez
G/S/vB
36.Springer
G/S/vB
48.Thompson
G/S/vB
27.Villone*
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
24.Blanco G/S/vP 1/.000 7/.286 ··· 4/.500 ··· ··· 2/.000 1/2.000 8/.804 85/45 .300/.333/.400/.733 .871/.614 .866 21/.850 0/0 2/
5.Cedeno G/S/vP ··· 2/.000 ··· 4/.250 2/2.000 ··· 3/.666 4/1.666 ··· 169/83 .279/.339/.370/.709 .688/.732 .804 24/.792 4/1 2/
7.DeRosa G/S/vP 6/1.167 8/.393 ··· 6/1.000 2/.000 2/.500 3/.000 2/.000 6/.334 438/313 .275/.371/.437/.807 .842/.793 .881 86/.741 4/0 12/
15.Edmonds* G/S/vP 4/.000 7/1.262 ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 9/.333 ··· 25/1.107 301/259 .247/.343/.486/.830 .489/.889 .924 49/1.378 2/1 15/
17.Fontenot* G/S/vP 4/1.167 3/.666 ··· 2/.500 2/no AB 1/.000 2/2.000 ··· 1/.000 203/185 .287/.380/.529/.909 .508/.944 .852 44/1.022 2/0 8/
1.Fukudome* G/S/vP 3/.333 2/.500 ··· ··· 1/no AB 2/1.000 3/1.000 ··· 1/.000 465/351 .273/.374/.405/.779 .710/.801 .891 86/.691 10/4 8/
9.Johnson G/S/vP 9/1.000 14/1.100 ··· 1/no AB 1/.000 1/no AB 4/.000 ··· 6/.167 277/159 .299/.363/.444/.807 .948/.706 .814 48/1.262 5/5 6/
25.Lee G/S/vP 6/.334 7/.929 ··· 11/.500 3/.000 1/3.000 14/.742 9/2.167 7/1.738 520/396 .292/.358/.479/.836 .942/.804 .865 103/.652 6/2 17/
16.Ramirez G/S/vP 4/2.083 4/1.750 ··· 18/.749 2/.000 1/.000 6/.334 7/.000 10/.543 480/367 .278/.379/.494/.873 .669/.939 1.079 104/.728 2/2 19/
12.Soriano G/S/vP 5/.000 33/1.168 ··· 8/1.500 3/.666 ··· 4/1.250 1/.000 4/.250 309/216 .293/.340/.572/.912 1.228/.778 1.006 77/1.012 11/1 21/
18.Soto G/S/vP 5/.600 2/.500 ··· 1/2.000 2/1.000 1/2.000 3/2.667 1/.000 1/.000 432/325 .280/.356/.491/.847 .884/.835 .859 76/.636 0/0 17/
2.Theriot G/S/vP 6/1.167 8/.000 ··· 5/.000 3/1.334 1/.000 3/.333 1/2.000 1/.000 483/358 .315/.392/.374/.766 .765/.766 .808 102/.802 17/11 1/
33.Ward* G/S/vP 1/no AB 5/.650 ··· 14/.690 1/.000 ··· 7/1.429 1/.000 4/.250 79/72 .224/.342/.388/.730 .762/.727 .819 19/.393 0/0 2/
IP 128.0 56.2 10.0 40.2 62.2 26.1 36.0 43.0 39.1 TOTAL .280/.357/.447/.804 .806/.803 .873 .804 67/27 133/69
ERA-K/9 4.01/6.1 3.65/6.0 3.60/5.4 5.98/7.3 2.73/7.3 3.76/8.6 2.25/7.5 4.19/5.2 5.26/9.4 4.25/5.7

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Blanco (9-7-2)
 Soto (50-22-4)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 541/.253 257/.283 40/.200 189/.276 258/.255 112/.234 148/.224 181/.276 180/.259 .272  Soriano
 Fukudome
 Johnson
 Edmonds
 Cedeno
 DeRosa
 Ward
66/0/0/6
0/11/101/4
22/55/0/3
0/77/0/1
0/1/0/0
27/0/23/0
5/0/3/0
OPS .720 .848 .671 .812 .677 .759 .626 .772 .781 .772
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 230/.751 102/.732 10/.425 67/.656 107/.603 45/.822 55/.798 80/.737 77/.654 .768
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 311/.696 155/.921 30/.744 122/.893 151/.728 67/.717 93/.521 101/.800 103/.874 .774
Road 245/.667 122/.796 8/.393 84/.798 128/.733 60/.790 71/.408 81/.789 80/.784 .787
Last 28d days 126/.691 77/.969 32/.741 46/.900 55/.672 12/.705 31/.568 48/.713 27/1.111
HR/SB/CS 15/3/6 8/1/1 2/0/0 5/6/2 6/2/1 3/2/0 3/1/2 3/0/1 4/0/0 123/39/21
Usage ·····X·· X··X·oX· ···X·o·X ·X·X···X o··X·X·· X·X····· ·····ooo ··Xo···· ···o·o··

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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