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Game Preview: WSN @ CHC, 2:20pm, Sunday, August 24, 2008 @Wrigley Field

Washington Nationals, 46-84, 5th, 26 GB, 29 GB in WC

SP: Jay Bergmann (26, RHP, 2-9, 4.50)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. CHC Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (2-9)            116   126  73  58  33  83 20    4.50      
 2007 (6-6)            115.1  99  59  57  42  86 18    4.45      
 2006 (0-2)             64.2  81  49  48  27  54 12    6.68      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         1-3  40.1  44  30  23  15  23  7    5.13   44 
 2008-08-19   @PHI  ND   6.1   6   4   3   0   4  0      92   51 
 2008-08-13    NYM   L   3     8  10   6   6   1  1      89    6 
 2008-08-07   @COL   W   7     7   1   1   2   7  1     103   64 
 2008-08-02    CIN  ND   6     6   6   5   3   2  1      97   37 
 2008-07-27   @LAD   L   6     6   2   2   3   5  1     102   54 
 2008-07-22   @SFG   L   5     5   5   4   0   1  3      82   40 
 2008-07-10    ARI  ND   7     6   2   2   1   3  0     104   59 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.CHC      0-1  11.1  14   7   6   2   6  1    4.76   45 
 2007-07-05    CHC  ND   5.1   6   2   2   0   2  0      88   50 
 2007-05-04   @CHC   L   6     8   5   4   2   4  1      99   40 
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   23-39   Road:   23-45   ExtrInn: 4-6 
 vsRHP:  29-53   vsLHP:  17-31   1-Run:  16-26
 vsEast: 17-30   vsCntrl:15-24   vsWest:  6-20 IL: 8-10

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
130 Sat, Aug 23  @CHC  L   2-9       46-84  5th 26.0 gb
129 Fri, Aug 22  @CHC  W  13-5       46-83  5th 26.0 gb
128 Thu, Aug 21  @PHI  W   4-3       45-83  5th 26.0 gb
127 Wed, Aug 20  @PHI  L   0-4       44-83  5th 26.0 gb
126 Tue, Aug 19  @PHI  L   4-5       44-82  5th 25.0 gb
125 Sun, Aug 17   COL  L   2-7       44-81  5th 24.5 gb
124 Sat, Aug 16   COL  L   6-13      44-80  5th 23.5 gb
123 Fri, Aug 15   COL  L   3-4       44-79  5th 22.5 gb
122 Thu, Aug 14   NYM  L   3-9       44-78  5th 21.5 gb
121 Wed, Aug 13   NYM  L   0-12      44-77  5th 20.5 gb
 Last 10: 2-8    Last 20: 6-14   Last 30: 8-22
Chicago Cubs, 79-50, 1st, 4½ up

SP: Rich Harden (26, RHP, 8-2, 2.04)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. WSN Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (8-2)            119    83  29  27  45 151 10    2.04      
 2007 (1-2)             25.2  18   7   7  11  27  3    2.45      
 2006 (4-0)             46.2  31  22  22  26  49  5    4.24      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         3-1  42    26   8   7  14  59  5    1.50   66 
 2008-08-19    CIN   W   7     2   0   0   0  10  0      94   83 
 2008-08-13   @ATL   W   5     2   0   0   5   2  0      92   60 
 2008-08-05    HOU  ND   5.2   8   5   4   1   8  2      93   42 
 2008-07-31   @MIL   W   7     6   1   1   0   9  1     105   70 
 2008-07-26    FLA  ND   5     2   1   1   3  10  1      87   66 
 2008-07-21   @ARI   L   7     1   1   1   2  10  1     112   79 
 2008-07-12    SFG  ND   5.1   5   0   0   3  10  0      96   65 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.WSN    Has never faced WSN.
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   48-19   Road:   31-31   ExtrInn: 8-5 
 vsRHP:  54-38   vsLHP:  25-12   1-Run:  18-19
 vsEast: 15-8    vsCntrl:35-23   vsWest: 23-10 IL: 6-9 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
129 Sat, Aug 23   WSN  W   9-2       79-50  1st  4.5 up
128 Fri, Aug 22   WSN  L   5-13      78-50  1st  4.5 up
127 Thu, Aug 21   CIN  W   3-2       78-49  1st  5.5 up
126 Wed, Aug 20   CIN  L   1-2       77-49  1st  5.0 up
125 Tue, Aug 19   CIN  W   5-0       77-48  1st  6.0 up
124 Sun, Aug 17  @FLA  W   9-2       76-48  1st  5.5 up
123 Sat, Aug 16  @FLA  L   1-2       75-48  1st  4.5 up
122 Fri, Aug 15  @FLA  W   6-5       75-47  1st  5.5 up
121 Thu, Aug 14  @ATL  W  11-7       74-47  1st  4.5 up
120 Wed, Aug 13  @ATL  W   8-0       73-47  1st  3.5 up
 Last 10: 7-3    Last 20:14-6    Last 30:21-9 
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Sat, Aug 23, 2008 CHC  9  WSN  2        W:Ryan Dempster (15-5), L: Odalis Perez (5-10), S: none
Fri, Aug 22, 2008 WSN 13 @CHC  5        W:John Lannan (7-12), L: Neal Cotts (0-2), S: none
Sun, Apr 27, 2008 WSN  2  CHC  0        W:John Lannan (2-2), L: Ted Lilly (1-4), S: Jon Rauch (4)
Sat, Apr 26, 2008 CHC  7 @WSN  0        W:Carlos Zambrano (4-1), L: Matt Chico (0-5), S: none
Fri, Apr 25, 2008 WSN  5  CHC  3        W:Jon Rauch (2-0), L: Bobby Howry (0-2), S: none

Thu, Jul 05, 2007 CHC  4 @WSN  2        W:Will Ohman (1-4), L: Luis Ayala (0-1), S: Bobby Howry (4)
Wed, Jul 04, 2007 WSN  6  CHC  0        W:Matt Chico (4-5), L: Rich Hill (5-6), S: none
Tue, Jul 03, 2007 CHC  3 @WSN  1        W:Carlos Zambrano (10-6), L: Tim Redding (0-1), S: Bobby Howry (3)
Mon, Jul 02, 2007 CHC  7 @WSN  2        W:Ted Lilly (7-4), L: Jason Simontacchi (5-6), S: none
Sun, May 06, 2007 CHC  4  WSN  3 (10)   W:Ryan Dempster (1-1), L: Ryan Wagner (0-2), S: none
Season Series: 2008 - WSN leads 3-2; 2007 - CHC won 6-1; 2006 - WSN won 4-2; All-Time - WSN leads 284-259

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  5.58

LAA  4.65

WSN  3.73

RA/G

TOR  3.91

SFG  4.62

TEX  6.09

BA

C. Jones  .360

M. Cabrera  .292

J. Towles  .143

OBP

A. Pujols  .462

C. Snyder  .365

T. Pena  .184

SLG

A. Pujols  .630

D. Ortiz  .480

T. Pena  .209

OPS

A. Pujols  1.092

D. Pedroia  .837

T. Pena  .393

ERA

C. Lee  2.43

J. Lannan  3.95

C. Silva  6.36

K/9IP

T. Lincecum  10.13

M. Garza  6.29

L. Hernandez  3.49

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Washington Nationals Batters (3.73 RS/G) vs. Chicago Cubs Pitchers (4.07 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 40.Harden
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
10.Belliard G/S/vP 4/.000 9/.111 6/1.667 4/1.167 5/.000 6/1.000 ··· 28/.740 298/205 .278/.370/.483/.853 1.054/.764 .840 87/1.012 3/2 11/
7.Bonifacio# G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 1/2.000 ··· 1/no AB ··· ··· 106/73 .228/.255/.317/.572 .464/.620 .531 94/.592 5/2 0/
8.Boone G/S/vP ··· 6/1.500 4/1.250 2/1.000 1/.000 4/1.167 ··· 30/1.023 197/117 .251/.306/.408/.714 .903/.586 .796 17/.548 0/1 5/
3.Flores G/S/vP ··· 2/1.500 2/2.500 ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 299/221 .268/.311/.420/.731 .873/.680 .786 79/.621 0/1 8/
15.Guzman# G/S/vP 4/.250 3/.666 1/.000 10/.944 1/2.000 ··· ··· 4/.250 498/338 .295/.326/.399/.725 .820/.680 .687 40/.487 3/3 5/
1.Harris* G/S/vP 6/.167 1/5.000 4/1.833 3/1.000 ··· ··· ··· 4/.000 320/238 .255/.344/.453/.797 .874/.770 .831 111/.797 8/3 12/
6.Hernandez# G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/2.000 ··· ··· 13/8 .538/.538/.538/1.077 1.200/1.000 1.077 13/1.077 0/0 0/
25.Kearns G/S/vP ··· 1/no AB 2/.500 8/1.357 6/1.000 6/.967 ··· 20/.466 354/255 .216/.311/.306/.617 .496/.663 .600 101/.564 2/2 6/
29.Langerhans* G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 ··· 2/1.000 ··· ··· ··· 2/1.000 100/78 .250/.388/.375/.763 .686/.784 .924 39/.814 2/0 1/
44.Milledge G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 2/.000 1/no AB ··· ··· 1/2.000 459/320 .260/.324/.402/.726 .696/.739 .708 111/.917 17/6 12/
53.Nieves G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/5.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 125/81 .257/.309/.336/.645 .750/.591 .565 31/.601 0/0 1/
4.Orr* G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 1/.000 1/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· 58/53 .236/.263/.309/.572 .800/.549 .263 35/.678 1/0 0/
11.Zimmerman G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 5/.700 5/.933 7/.629 ··· 3/1.666 332/222 .271/.319/.408/.728 .697/.743 .790 90/.737 1/1 8/
IP 119.0 26.2 84.1 59.0 70.0 44.0 16.0 51.2 TOTAL .245/.315/.363/.678 .707/.666 .690 .693 57/30 90/97
ERA-K/9 2.04/11.4 3.38/11.1 3.95/7.3 5.49/7.0 2.83/11.8 3.68/8.4 1.13/9.0 2.61/11.0 3.77/7.8

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Flores (45-14-7)
 Nieves (31-5-1)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 477/.194 114/.240 354/.257 257/.307 278/.131 184/.236 61/.161 209/.196 .241  Harris
 Kearns
 Milledge
 Bonifacio
 Orr
 Langerhans
64/16/0/4
0/0/84/3
0/107/0/1
1/0/2/0
1/0/0/0
22/0/6/0
OPS .582 .735 .709 .888 .515 .751 .444 .569 .714
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 230/.613 55/.777 167/.666 103/.903 119/.711 50/.832 25/.163 98/.570 .745
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 247/.554 59/.699 187/.747 154/.878 159/.368 134/.722 36/.639 111/.568 .692
Home 292/.588 49/.884 193/.731 136/.902 164/.457 65/.590 43/.409 109/.503 .695
Last 28d days 97/.606 34/.750 58/.808 40/.955 43/.219 46/.673 53/.414 27/.382
HR/SB/CS 10/5/6 5/1/0 10/1/3 12/3/0 8/3/1 8/2/1 0/3/1 1/1/0 137/66/32
Usage ····X··· ·o·o··X· ·X······ ·o·····X o·o·o·Xo X······X ···o··oX ··X·X···
Chicago Cubs Batters (5.39 RS/G) vs. Washington Nationals Pitchers (5.00 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 57.Bergmann
G/S/vB
43.Colome
G/S/vB
55.Estrada
G/S/vB
38.Hanrahan
G/S/vB
36.Manning*
G/S/vB
50.Mock
G/S/vB
52.Rivera
G/S/vB
59.Shell
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
24.Blanco G/S/vP ··· 1/no AB ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 99/55 .293/.337/.424/.761 .895/.656 .846 27/.853 0/0 3/
5.Cedeno G/S/vP ··· 2/1.000 ··· 1/3.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 179/88 .276/.337/.368/.705 .672/.741 .796 24/.681 4/1 2/
7.DeRosa G/S/vP 3/.333 2/.000 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 1/5.000 3/1.000 ··· 491/352 .285/.380/.473/.853 .864/.849 .935 98/1.048 5/0 17/
15.Edmonds* G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 ··· 3/1.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 334/289 .232/.339/.465/.804 .484/.858 .844 60/.962 2/1 16/
17.Fontenot* G/S/vP 3/.666 2/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 2/.000 ··· 223/205 .285/.373/.508/.880 .508/.910 .829 35/.778 2/0 8/
1.Fukudome* G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 1/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 511/384 .262/.361/.382/.743 .708/.755 .830 92/.554 11/4 8/
9.Johnson G/S/vP 1/.000 7/.286 1/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 4/1.167 ··· 307/176 .314/.370/.458/.827 .944/.742 .808 51/1.116 5/5 6/
25.Lee G/S/vP 3/2.334 5/1.267 ··· 1/no AB ··· 1/.000 2/.000 1/.000 573/436 .290/.358/.470/.828 .994/.778 .856 106/.739 7/2 18/
16.Ramirez G/S/vP 6/.833 4/.750 1/5.000 2/1.500 ··· 1/.000 2/.000 ··· 527/403 .288/.385/.518/.903 .749/.952 1.073 101/1.120 2/2 22/
12.Soriano G/S/vP 7/.715 10/1.189 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 4/.750 1/.000 371/263 .286/.342/.545/.887 1.244/.744 .976 120/.968 14/1 22/
18.Soto G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 474/354 .285/.369/.496/.866 .916/.849 .861 78/.954 0/0 18/
2.Theriot G/S/vP ··· 3/.000 1/2.000 1/no AB ··· 1/.000 3/.666 1/2.000 540/403 .316/.394/.371/.765 .788/.757 .792 107/.768 18/13 1/
33.Ward* G/S/vP 3/1.667 2/1.000 1/no AB ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 89/82 .230/.348/.419/.767 .762/.768 .821 20/.633 0/0 3/
IP 116.0 59.1 4.0 71.2 31.1 24.0 71.0 35.2 TOTAL .281/.358/.448/.807 .830/.798 .863 .863 74/29 149/74
ERA-K/9 4.50/6.4 5.01/7.0 6.75/11.2 3.77/10.0 5.17/7.8 6.00/10.5 3.55/6.6 2.02/7.3 4.56/6.6

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Blanco (10-10-3)
 Soto (56-22-4)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 504/.276 273/.256 16/.267 307/.225 142/.217 104/.272 308/.248 140/.189 .269  Soriano
 Fukudome
 Johnson
 Edmonds
 Ward
 Cedeno
 DeRosa
79/0/0/6
0/11/113/4
23/63/2/3
0/86/0/1
5/0/3/0
0/1/0/0
27/0/25/0
OPS .779 .741 .846 .673 .714 .803 .636 .614 .767
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 270/.817 121/.793 5/.900 137/.679 63/.717 42/.742 149/.564 59/.664 .748
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 234/.735 152/.700 11/.818 170/.668 79/.703 62/.848 159/.707 81/.576 .779
Road 267/.723 123/.663 16/.846 143/.681 70/.818 37/.797 154/.711 59/.685 .771
Last 28d days 132/.831 59/.714 16/.846 51/.739 47/.847 56/.720 56/.724 58/.547
HR/SB/CS 20/7/1 5/6/1 1/0/1 7/11/0 4/3/0 4/2/0 3/12/0 4/2/1 147/102/27
Usage ····X··· ·X····X· X··X···· ··X···o· ····o·o· X······X ·XX·o··· ·o··X·XX

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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