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Game Preview: LAD @ CHC, 6:30pm, Wednesday, October 1, 2008 @Wrigley Field

Los Angeles Dodgers, 84-78, 1st, 2 up

SP: Derek Lowe (35, RHP, 14-11, 3.24)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. CHC Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (14-11)          211   194  84  76  45 147 14    3.24      
 2007 (12-14)          199.1 194 100  86  59 147 20    3.88      
 2006 (16-8)           218   221  97  88  55 123 14    3.63      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         4-1  44.1  27   4   4   8  27  1    0.81   67 
 2008-09-26   @SFG  ND   3     2   0   0   0   2  0      33   57 
 2008-09-21    SFG  ND   7     5   0   0   3   7  0     120   71 
 2008-09-16   @PIT   W   7     5   1   1   0   3  0      97   66 
 2008-09-10   @SDP   W   5.1   3   1   1   1   3  0      86   60 
 2008-09-05    ARI   W   8     2   0   0   2   4  0     101   80 
 2008-08-31   @ARI   W   6     4   0   0   1   2  0      80   65 
 2008-08-26   @WSN   L   8     6   2   2   1   6  1     112   67 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.CHC      1-0  31    29  12  12  13  21  2    3.48   53 
 2008-06-07    CHC   W   7     6   3   3   2   4  1      95   55 
 2008-05-28   @CHC  ND   7     4   0   0   2   5  0      91   72 
 2007-09-06   @CHC  ND   6     5   3   3   5   5  1      96   50 
 2007-05-25    CHC  ND   6     4   1   1   3   5  0      83   62 
 2006-09-12   @CHC  ND   5    10   5   5   1   2  0      87   28 
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   48-33   Road:   36-45   ExtrInn: 6-12
 vsRHP:  53-57   vsLHP:  31-21   1-Run:  19-24
 vsEast: 16-18   vsCntrl:23-18   vsWest: 40-32 IL: 5-10

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
162 Sun, Sep 28  @SFG  L   1-3       84-78  1st  2.0 up
161 Sat, Sep 27  @SFG  W   2-1       84-77  1st  3.0 up
160 Fri, Sep 26  @SFG  L   5-6 (10)  83-77  1st  3.0 up
159 Thu, Sep 25   SDP  L   5-7       83-76  1st  4.0 up
158 Wed, Sep 24   SDP  W  12-4       83-75  1st  4.0 up
157 Tue, Sep 23   SDP  W  10-1       82-75  1st  3.0 up
156 Sun, Sep 21   SFG  L   0-1 (11)  81-75  1st  2.5 up
155 Sat, Sep 20   SFG  W  10-7       81-74  1st  3.5 up
154 Fri, Sep 19   SFG  L   1-7       80-74  1st  3.5 up
153 Thu, Sep 18  @PIT  W   4-3 (12)  80-73  1st  3.5 up
 Last 10: 5-5    Last 20:12-8    Last 30:19-11
Chicago Cubs, 97-64, 1st, 7½ up

SP: Ryan Dempster (31, RHP, 17-6, 2.96)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. LAD Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (17-6)           206.2 174  75  68  76 187 14    2.96      
 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         3-1  43.1  48  15  15  12  38  3    3.12   54 
 2008-09-26   @MIL  ND   5     4   1   1   1   4  0      80   58 
 2008-09-21    STL   W   5     6   1   1   0   1  0      67   52 
 2008-09-16    MIL   W   6     7   2   2   1   9  1     114   58 
 2008-09-09   @STL  ND   7     7   3   3   2   6  1     103   55 
 2008-09-03    HOU   L   7     8   3   3   3   7  1     110   53 
 2008-08-28    PHI  ND   6     8   4   4   4   7  0     114   43 
 2008-08-23    WSN   W   7.1   8   1   1   1   4  0     111   61 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.LAD      3-0  35    35  12  12  15  20  2    3.09   54 
 2008-06-05   @LAD  ND   5.1   5   3   3   2   1  1      82   45 
 2008-05-26    LAD   W   7     7   1   1   3   3  0     117   59 
 2003-04-24    LAD  ND   6.2   5   1   1   6   5  0     114   59 
 2002-07-30    LAD   W   7     9   4   4   2   4  0     117   45 
 2002-05-12    LAD   W   9     9   3   3   2   7  1     108   62 
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   55-26   Road:   42-38   ExtrInn:10-6 
 vsRHP:  66-48   vsLHP:  31-16   1-Run:  24-22
 vsEast: 20-12   vsCntrl:48-33   vsWest: 23-10 IL: 6-9 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
161 Sun, Sep 28  @MIL  L   1-3       97-64  1st  7.5 up
160 Sat, Sep 27  @MIL  W   7-3       97-63  1st  8.5 up
159 Fri, Sep 26  @MIL  L   1-5       96-63  1st  7.5 up
158 Thu, Sep 25  @NYM  L   6-7       96-62  1st  8.5 up
157 Wed, Sep 24  @NYM  W   9-6 (10)  96-61  1st  9.5 up
156 Tue, Sep 23  @NYM  L   2-6       95-61  1st  9.5 up
155 Mon, Sep 22  @NYM  W   9-5       95-60  1st 10.5 up
154 Sun, Sep 21   STL  W   5-1       94-60  1st 10.0 up
153 Sat, Sep 20   STL  W   5-4       93-60  1st 10.0 up
152 Fri, Sep 19   STL  L   6-12      92-60  1st  9.0 up
 Last 10: 5-5    Last 20:12-8    Last 30:16-14
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Sun, Jun 08, 2008 CHC  3 @LAD  1        W:Jason Marquis (4-3), L: Brad Penny (5-8), S: Kerry Wood (18)
Sat, Jun 07, 2008 LAD  7  CHC  3        W:Derek Lowe (4-5), L: Carlos Zambrano (8-2), S: none
Fri, Jun 06, 2008 LAD  3  CHC  0        W:Hiroki Kuroda (3-5), L: Sean Gallagher (3-2), S: none
Thu, Jun 05, 2008 CHC  5 @LAD  4        W:Bobby Howry (2-2), L: Takashi Saito (3-2), S: Kerry Wood (17)
Wed, May 28, 2008 CHC  2  LAD  1 (10)   W:Bobby Howry (1-2), L: Chan Ho Park (1-1), S: none
Tue, May 27, 2008 CHC  3  LAD  1        W:Sean Gallagher (2-1), L: Hiroki Kuroda (2-4), S: Kerry Wood (12)
Mon, May 26, 2008 CHC  3  LAD  1        W:Ryan Dempster (6-2), L: Chad Billingsley (4-6), S: Kerry Wood (11)

Thu, Sep 06, 2007 LAD  7 @CHC  4        W:Joe Beimel (4-1), L: Ryan Dempster (2-5), S: Takashi Saito (37)
Wed, Sep 05, 2007 CHC  8  LAD  2        W:Ted Lilly (14-7), L: Eric Stults (1-3), S: none
Tue, Sep 04, 2007 LAD  6 @CHC  2        W:Brad Penny (15-4), L: Steve Trachsel (6-9), S: none
Season Series: 2008 - CHC leads 5-2; 2007 - LAD won 5-2; 2006 - CHC won 4-2; All-Time - Tied 1012-1012

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  5.56

ATL  4.65

SDP  3.93

RA/G

TOR  3.77

HOU  4.61

TEX  5.97

BA

C. Jones  .364

S. Victorino  .293

J. Towles  .137

OBP

C. Jones  .470

J. Votto  .368

T. Pena  .189

SLG

A. Pujols  .653

G. Dobbs  .491

T. Pena  .209

OPS

A. Pujols  1.114

J. Cust  .851

T. Pena  .398

ERA

J. Santana  2.53

A. Cook  3.96

N. Robertson  6.35

K/9IP

T. Lincecum  10.51

V. Padilla  6.68

L. Hernandez  3.35

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Los Angeles Dodgers Batters (4.32 RS/G) vs. Chicago Cubs Pitchers (4.17 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 46.Dempster
G/S/vB
48.Cotts*
G/S/vB
62.Howry
G/S/vB
49.Marmol
G/S/vB
21.Marquis
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
28.Ardoin G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 3/.666 ··· ··· ··· 54/28 .235/.278/.314/.592 .826/.368 .819 12/.500 1/0 1/
13.Berroa G/S/vP ··· 4/.750 7/.286 1/.000 5/.200 ··· ··· ··· 256/182 .230/.304/.310/.614 .674/.590 .713 81/.678 0/0 1/
30.Blake G/S/vP ··· 10/.522 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 601/456 .274/.345/.463/.808 .823/.803 .887 83/.693 3/0 21/
33.DeWitt* G/S/vP 5/.600 2/1.000 1/no AB 1/.000 2/.000 ··· ··· 2/.000 421/319 .264/.344/.383/.728 .854/.689 .665 92/.816 3/0 9/
16.Ethier* G/S/vP 11/1.364 ··· 3/.000 3/.667 9/.000 3/.333 ··· 1/2.000 596/441 .305/.375/.510/.885 .692/.953 .882 88/1.159 6/3 20/
15.Furcal# G/S/vP 35/.692 ··· 3/.000 3/.333 17/1.159 6/1.133 ··· 10/.300 164/106 .357/.439/.573/1.012 1.066/.982 1.060 10/.522 8/3 5/
5.Garciaparra G/S/vP 5/.700 ··· 6/.533 1/2.000 10/.644 3/.666 ··· ··· 181/115 .264/.326/.466/.792 1.067/.643 .770 29/1.461 1/1 8/
27.Kemp G/S/vP 6/.733 ··· 4/2.000 2/.000 5/.000 2/.000 ··· 3/.666 657/470 .290/.340/.459/.799 .989/.725 .775 91/.784 35/11 18/
12.Kent G/S/vP 37/.688 ··· 4/2.250 2/.000 23/.891 5/.650 ··· 37/1.514 474/345 .280/.327/.418/.745 .782/.732 .765 8/1.375 0/1 12/
7.Loney* G/S/vP 4/.500 1/.000 3/.000 1/.000 6/2.067 ··· ··· 3/1.667 651/462 .289/.338/.434/.772 .664/.815 .807 87/.473 7/4 13/
55.Martin G/S/vP 9/.730 ··· 4/.500 2/.500 12/.432 2/1.000 ··· 3/.000 650/469 .280/.385/.396/.781 .767/.786 .786 91/.807 18/6 13/
14.Ozuna G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 1/3.000 1/2.000 ··· ··· 102/70 .260/.290/.344/.634 .987/.466 .418 15/.833 1/3 1/
9.Pierre* G/S/vP 14/1.000 3/1.333 2/.000 4/1.167 36/.795 ··· ··· 22/.804 406/289 .283/.327/.328/.655 .771/.608 .695 38/.841 40/12 1/
99.Ramirez G/S/vP 1/3.000 3/1.000 7/.971 ··· 7/.143 ··· ··· ··· 654/503 .332/.430/.601/1.031 .879/1.079 1.017 93/1.210 3/0 37/
IP 206.2 35.2 70.2 87.1 167.0 65.1 27.2 66.1 TOTAL .264/.333/.399/.732 .769/.716 .732 .802 126/43 137/101
ERA-K/9 2.96/8.1 4.29/10.8 5.35/7.5 2.68/11.8 4.53/4.9 3.86/8.0 2.28/8.1 3.26/11.4 3.87/7.8

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Ardoin (10-3-2)
 Martin (70-23-6)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 856/.227 160/.266 311/.309 348/.135 738/.267 279/.245 124/.226 276/.219 .242  Kemp
 Ethier
 Ramirez
 Pierre
 Ozuna
0/101/63/16
41/0/109/11
119/0/0/7
84/18/0/1
2/0/0/0
OPS .642 .786 .882 .508 .746 .741 .599 .632 .711
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 404/.693 76/.860 127/.905 156/.668 346/.702 80/.817 57/.489 131/.604 .745
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 452/.597 84/.720 184/.865 192/.379 392/.783 199/.711 67/.691 145/.657 .686
Home 540/.633 67/.938 167/.890 193/.430 389/.811 106/.687 80/.527 141/.559 .702
Last 28d days 123/.749 28/.703 31/.855 45/.674 93/.771 62/.604 39/.814 41/.892
HR/SB/CS 14/11/4 7/3/0 13/5/0 10/3/1 15/11/1 9/5/2 0/5/1 3/1/0 160/87/36
Usage ····X··· ··oo·XX· ··o··oX· ···oo··· ···X···· ··o·o··X ····o·X· ···o··X·
Chicago Cubs Batters (5.31 RS/G) vs. Los Angeles Dodgers Pitchers (4.00 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 23.Lowe
G/S/vB
97.Beimel*
G/S/vB
51.Broxton
G/S/vB
22.Kershaw*
G/S/vB
52.McDonald
G/S/vB
61.Park
G/S/vB
44.Saito
G/S/vB
47.Wade
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
24.Blanco G/S/vP 6/1.000 2/3.000 1/.000 ··· ··· 14/.214 ··· ··· 128/66 .292/.325/.392/.717 .771/.668 .815 17/.706 0/0 3/
5.Cedeno G/S/vP 2/1.000 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 1/.000 236/115 .269/.328/.352/.680 .633/.730 .834 46/.630 4/1 2/
7.DeRosa G/S/vP 10/.425 3/1.667 ··· ··· ··· 2/1.000 3/.333 1/2.000 593/422 .285/.376/.481/.857 .894/.842 .918 62/.717 6/0 21/
15.Edmonds* G/S/vP 31/.494 21/1.117 6/.750 ··· ··· 22/.935 4/.250 ··· 401/349 .235/.343/.479/.822 .441/.883 .821 41/.925 2/2 20/
17.Fontenot* G/S/vP 6/1.400 1/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· 1/3.000 2/1.000 ··· 284/259 .305/.395/.514/.909 .893/.911 .840 45/.911 2/0 9/
1.Fukudome* G/S/vP 6/.533 ··· 2/1.500 ··· ··· 1/no AB 2/2.000 1/.000 590/439 .257/.359/.379/.738 .725/.742 .825 46/.583 12/4 10/
9.Johnson G/S/vP 11/.819 1/no AB 1/.000 ··· ··· 4/.500 1/.000 ··· 374/205 .303/.358/.420/.778 .848/.721 .745 47/.605 5/6 6/
25.Lee G/S/vP 30/.969 2/.000 7/.786 ··· ··· 10/.100 3/.000 1/.000 698/526 .291/.361/.462/.823 .948/.785 .838 83/.816 8/2 20/
20.Pie* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 93/79 .241/.312/.325/.637 .377/.678 .649 23/.841 3/0 1/
16.Ramirez G/S/vP 15/.498 3/2.667 5/2.000 ··· ··· 18/.572 5/.400 1/.000 645/492 .289/.380/.518/.898 .721/.954 1.040 74/1.008 2/2 27/
12.Soriano G/S/vP 54/.712 2/.500 4/1.250 ··· ··· 10/.650 3/.000 2/.000 503/357 .280/.344/.532/.876 1.114/.779 .924 85/.846 19/3 29/
18.Soto G/S/vP 6/.900 ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 2/.000 2/.000 1/2.000 563/421 .285/.364/.504/.868 .915/.852 .878 55/.679 0/1 23/
2.Theriot G/S/vP 10/.500 2/.500 3/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 3/1.667 2/1.000 661/494 .307/.387/.359/.745 .778/.734 .732 81/.637 22/13 1/
33.Ward* G/S/vP 6/.167 2/.000 4/.500 ··· ··· 10/.633 ··· ··· 119/108 .216/.319/.402/.721 .473/.748 .777 21/.659 0/0 4/
IP 211.0 49.0 69.0 107.2 6.0 95.1 47.0 71.1 TOTAL .278/.354/.443/.797 .807/.793 .839 .736 87/34 184/99
ERA-K/9 3.24/6.3 2.02/5.9 3.13/11.5 4.26/8.4 0.00/3.0 3.40/7.5 2.49/11.5 2.27/6.4 3.68/7.5

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Blanco (12-10-3)
 Soto (69-25-5)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 851/.246 214/.270 285/.217 470/.265 24/.227 412/.264 197/.226 275/.202 .251  Soriano
 Fukudome
 Johnson
 Edmonds
 Pie
 DeRosa
 Cedeno
 Ward
108/0/0/10
0/12/137/6
26/78/6/3
0/103/0/1
1/39/0/1
27/0/38/0
1/1/0/0
6/0/3/0
OPS .637 .672 .595 .756 .534 .749 .594 .584 .691
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 403/.635 100/.641 126/.800 92/.812 18/.284 180/.863 94/.612 116/.555 .730
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 448/.638 114/.700 159/.445 378/.742 6/1.400 232/.664 103/.577 159/.606 .662
Road 397/.747 114/.707 131/.716 214/.794 11/.400 226/.834 76/.573 145/.705 .761
Last 28d days 114/.414 31/.522 45/.573 89/.740 24/.534 43/.759 27/.675 55/.298
HR/SB/CS 14/14/3 0/5/3 2/10/3 11/5/2 0/0/0 12/5/1 1/1/1 7/2/0 123/82/26
Usage ····X··· ··o·X·o· ····XX·· ··o···X· ····X··o ··X·X·o· ···o·X·· ··o·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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