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Game Preview: CHC @ CIN, 7:10pm, Tuesday, May 6, 2008 @Great American Ball Park

Chicago Cubs, 18-14, 2nd, 2½ GB, tied for WC

SP: Carlos Zambrano (27, RHP, 4-1, 2.11)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. CIN Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (4-1)             47    44  11  11  11  35  3    2.11      
 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         4-1  47    44  11  11  11  35  3    2.11   60 
 2008-05-01    MIL  ND   6.1   7   1   1   2   3  1     111   56 
 2008-04-26   @WSN   W   7     5   0   0   4   5  0     114   68 
 2008-04-21    NYM   W   7     5   1   1   2   4  0     101   65 
 2008-04-16    CIN   W   7     8   2   2   1   5  0     102   57 
 2008-04-11   @PHI   L   6     9   5   5   1   6  1     107   39 
 2008-04-06    HOU   W   7     7   2   2   0   7  1     103   62 
 2008-03-31    MIL  ND   6.2   3   0   0   1   5  0      85   72 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.CIN      3-2  33.2  36  12  12  10  16  1    3.21   53 
 2008-04-16    CIN   W   7     8   2   2   1   5  0     102   57 
 2007-09-28   @CIN   W   7     6   0   0   1   4  0     110   68 
 2007-09-18    CIN   L   5.1   7   4   4   3   1  1     100   36 
 2007-08-14    CIN   L   7    13   6   6   2   0  0     104   25 
 2007-07-29   @CIN   W   7.1   2   0   0   3   6  0     113   77 
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   11-6    Road:    7-8    ExtrInn: 4-2 
 vsRHP:  11-11   vsLHP:   7-3    1-Run:   4-3 
 vsEast:  4-4    vsCntrl:13-9    vsWest:  1-1  IL: 0-0 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 32 Mon, May  5  @CIN  L   3-5       18-14  2nd  2.5 gb
 31 Sun, May  4  @STL  L   3-5       18-13  2nd  1.5 gb
 30 Sat, May  3  @STL  W   9-3       18-12  2nd  0.5 gb
 29 Fri, May  2  @STL  L   3-5 (11)  17-12  2nd  1.5 gb
 28 Thu, May  1   MIL  L   3-4       17-11  2nd  0.5 gb
 27 Wed, Apr 30   MIL  W  19-5       17-10  1st    Tied
 26 Tue, Apr 29   MIL  L   7-10      16-10  1st    Tied
 25 Sun, Apr 27  @WSN  L   0-2       16-9   1st  0.5 up
 24 Sat, Apr 26  @WSN  W   7-0       16-8   1st  1.5 up
 23 Fri, Apr 25  @WSN  L   3-5       15-8   1st  1.5 up
 Last 10: 3-7    Last 20:11-9    Last 30:18-12
Cincinnati Reds, 13-20, 5th, 8 GB, 5½ GB in WC

SP: Aaron Harang (30, RHP, 1-4, 2.98)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. CHC Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (1-4)             48.1  41  18  16  11  41  5    2.98      
 2007 (16-6)           231.2 213 100  96  52 218 28    3.73      
 2006 (16-11)          234.1 242 109  98  56 216 28    3.76      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         1-4  48.1  41  18  16  11  41  5    2.98   59 
 2008-04-30   @STL   L   6     7   3   3   3   4  0      97   47 
 2008-04-25   @SFG   L   7.1   8   3   2   1   8  0     114   59 
 2008-04-20    MIL  ND   8     4   1   1   0   8  1     114   78 
 2008-04-15   @CHC   L   6     8   5   5   2   6  2     110   40 
 2008-04-10   @MIL   W   8     5   1   1   0   3  0      99   71 
 2008-04-05    PHI  ND   7     6   2   2   3   6  0     108   60 
 2008-03-31    ARI   L   6     3   3   2   2   6  2      99   60 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.CHC      2-3  29    28  18  18   6  32  8    5.59   52 
 2008-04-15   @CHC   L   6     8   5   5   2   6  2     110   40 
 2007-09-29    CHC   L   8     9   4   4   0  13  2     125   61 
 2007-09-18   @CHC   W   7     6   2   2   2   6  0     107   61 
 2007-08-14   @CHC   W   7     4   5   5   1   7  3      97   55 
 2007-07-28    CHC   L   1     1   2   2   1   0  1      20   42 
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:    7-8    Road:    6-12   ExtrInn: 1-2 
 vsRHP:   9-14   vsLHP:   4-6    1-Run:   6-3 
 vsEast:  2-5    vsCntrl: 6-12   vsWest:  5-3  IL: 0-0 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 33 Mon, May  5   CHC  W   5-3       13-20  5th  8.0 gb
 32 Sun, May  4  @ATL  L   7-14      12-20  6th  8.0 gb
 31 Sat, May  3  @ATL  L   1-9       12-19  6th  7.0 gb
 30 Fri, May  2  @ATL  L   0-2       12-18  6th  7.0 gb
 29 Wed, Apr 30  @STL  L   2-5       12-17  5th  6.0 gb
 28 Tue, Apr 29  @STL  L   2-7       12-16  5th  5.0 gb
 27 Mon, Apr 28  @STL  W   4-3       12-15  4th  5.0 gb
 26 Sun, Apr 27  @SFG  W  10-1       11-15  5th  5.5 gb
 25 Sat, Apr 26  @SFG  W  10-9       10-15  5th  6.5 gb
 24 Fri, Apr 25  @SFG  L   1-3        9-15  6th  6.5 gb
 Last 10: 4-6    Last 20: 7-13   Last 30:11-19
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Mon, May 05, 2008 CIN  5  CHC  3        W:Johnny Cueto (2-3), L: Ryan Dempster (4-1), S: Francisco Cordero (5)
Thu, Apr 17, 2008 CIN  9 @CHC  2        W:Edinson Volquez (2-0), L: Ted Lilly (0-3), S: none
Wed, Apr 16, 2008 CHC 12  CIN  3        W:Carlos Zambrano (2-1), L: Josh Fogg (1-2), S: none
Tue, Apr 15, 2008 CHC  9  CIN  5        W:Ryan Dempster (2-0), L: Aaron Harang (1-2), S: none

Sun, Sep 30, 2007 CIN  8  CHC  4        W:Homer Bailey (4-2), L: Ryan Dempster (2-7), S: none
Sat, Sep 29, 2007 CHC  4 @CIN  0        W:Rich Hill (11-8), L: Aaron Harang (16-6), S: none
Fri, Sep 28, 2007 CHC  6 @CIN  0        W:Carlos Zambrano (18-13), L: Bronson Arroyo (9-15), S: none
Wed, Sep 19, 2007 CHC  3  CIN  2        W:Bobby Howry (6-7), L: Gary Majewski (0-3), S: none
Tue, Sep 18, 2007 CIN  5 @CHC  2        W:Aaron Harang (16-4), L: Carlos Zambrano (16-13), S: Dave Weathers (31)
Mon, Sep 17, 2007 CHC  7  CIN  6        W:Will Ohman (2-4), L: Dave Weathers (2-6), S: none
Season Series: 2008 - Tied 2-2; 2007 - Tied 9-9; 2006 - CHC won 10-9; All-Time - CHC leads 1069-1042

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

CHC  6.00

NYM  4.53

SFG  3.31

RA/G

TOR  3.55

TBR  4.42

TEX  5.88

BA

  

  

  

OBP

  

  

  

SLG

  

  

  

OPS

  

  

  

ERA

C. Lee  .96

J. Lester  3.94

B. Arroyo  8.63

K/9IP

C. Billingsley  11.75

B. Backe  6.13

J. Garland  2.03

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Chicago Cubs Batters (6.00 RS/G) vs. Cincinnati Reds Pitchers (5.06 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 39.Harang
G/S/vB
41.Affeldt*
G/S/vB
51.Burton
G/S/vB
48.Cordero
G/S/vB
33.Fogg
G/S/vB
57.Lincoln
G/S/vB
50.Mercker*
G/S/vB
25.Weathers
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
24.Blanco G/S/vP 15/.266 2/1.000 1/2.000 1/2.000 3/.000 4/2.000 5/.650 7/.762 22/14 .368/.455/.368/.823 1.196/.607 1.000 18/.900 0/0 0/
5.Cedeno G/S/vP 13/.539 2/1.000 ··· 1/.000 5/.400 ··· 1/.000 1/.000 56/28 .383/.473/.574/1.047 .793/1.328 .895 49/1.100 2/0 1/
7.DeRosa G/S/vP 16/1.083 8/.875 3/2.000 ··· 8/1.607 2/.000 2/.000 14/.607 135/98 .259/.381/.398/.779 .658/.825 .501 106/.721 2/0 3/
17.Fontenot* G/S/vP 9/.708 3/1.000 3/.000 2/2.000 5/.200 1/.000 1/2.000 2/1.000 63/57 .291/.371/.473/.844 .400/.886 .926 56/.822 1/0 2/
1.Fukudome* G/S/vP 3/1.334 1/.000 2/.500 1/no AB 2/2.500 ··· ··· 3/.333 139/108 .331/.424/.475/.899 .906/.897 .621 108/.795 3/2 1/
9.Johnson G/S/vP ··· 10/1.600 1/3.000 12/.166 1/.000 2/.000 2/.000 1/2.000 110/69 .274/.355/.316/.670 .718/.641 .638 95/.652 1/2 0/
25.Lee G/S/vP 41/1.179 3/.333 5/.800 5/.200 37/1.283 5/1.850 11/1.000 30/.503 151/113 .333/.411/.598/1.009 1.177/.955 .847 118/.928 2/1 8/
20.Pie* G/S/vP 7/.572 2/.000 ··· 3/1.167 2/1.000 ··· ··· ··· 59/51 .231/.305/.308/.613 .250/.674 .749 42/.694 2/0 1/
16.Ramirez G/S/vP 34/.780 1/.000 5/.900 4/1.750 34/1.286 5/2.133 3/.000 22/1.102 131/98 .276/.412/.533/.946 .996/.928 .885 100/1.040 0/1 6/
12.Soriano G/S/vP 15/.467 13/.658 2/.500 13/.581 14/1.024 1/.000 ··· 10/.700 86/68 .177/.233/.316/.549 .513/.559 .717 52/.693 3/0 3/
18.Soto G/S/vP 7/1.714 1/.000 2/.000 1/.000 2/1.500 ··· ··· 2/1.500 125/93 .352/.448/.667/1.115 1.080/1.127 1.132 98/1.187 0/0 6/
2.Theriot G/S/vP 20/.683 2/1.000 4/.500 4/.667 8/1.125 2/1.000 1/.000 7/.143 137/105 .322/.397/.421/.819 .882/.800 .694 109/.895 7/6 1/
33.Ward* G/S/vP 6/.000 ··· 3/.333 4/.250 11/.964 ··· 7/.786 12/.432 28/26 .095/.321/.286/.607 .500/.608 .154 23/.638 0/0 1/
IP 48.1 13.0 14.2 13.0 22.1 14.2 11.2 8.1 TOTAL .283/.373/.446/.819 .800/.826 .726 .834 24/12 34/23
ERA-K/9 2.98/7.6 3.46/11.8 4.30/12.9 2.08/8.3 9.27/6.9 3.68/5.5 3.86/4.6 4.32/3.3 4.71/7.9

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Blanco (4-1-1)
 Soto (13-9-1)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 192/.232 56/.213 67/.271 57/.196 107/.312 60/.278 51/.279 44/.294 .272  Fukudome
 Soriano
 Pie
 DeRosa
 Ward
 Johnson
0/2/29/3
18/0/0/2
0/23/0/1
12/0/2/0
1/0/1/0
7/22/0/0
OPS .678 .634 .820 .612 .934 .682 .799 .824 .785
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 79/.709 18/.588 28/1.002 24/.971 50/.843 23/.606 19/.898 13/.607 .810
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 113/.655 38/.645 39/.699 33/.380 57/1.018 37/.730 32/.733 31/.907 .766
Home 81/.591 29/.696 19/.544 28/.495 36/.974 22/.468 20/.516 21/.804 .742
Last 28d days 139/.685 39/.525 56/.896 47/.710 87/.867 50/.713 43/.794 33/.930
HR/SB/CS 5/1/1 1/0/0 3/1/0 0/1/0 5/0/0 1/0/0 1/0/0 0/0/0 37/12/8
Usage ·····X·· ··oo·o·o ·Xo····X X·X····o ·X····X· o·o··X·· ·X···X·· X·······
Cincinnati Reds Batters (4.15 RS/G) vs. Chicago Cubs Pitchers (4.44 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 38.Zambrano
G/S/vB
44.Fox
G/S/vB
36.Gallagher
G/S/vB
62.Howry
G/S/vB
32.Lieber
G/S/vB
49.Marmol
G/S/vB
45.Marshall*
G/S/vB
34.Wood
G/S/vB
43.Wuertz
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
9.Bako* G/S/vP 1/no AB ··· ··· 1/3.000 20/.550 ··· 1/3.000 11/.586 1/no AB 89/57 .313/.382/.538/.920 .781/.998 .800 69/.964 0/1 3/
44.Dunn* G/S/vP 66/1.002 2/2.500 ··· 7/.286 28/1.024 7/.286 3/.000 48/1.105 7/1.571 124/91 .222/.371/.414/.785 .710/.812 .699 97/.869 1/0 5/
28.Encarnacion G/S/vP 36/.933 ··· ··· 7/.572 9/1.444 4/.833 3/.000 3/.666 8/.625 130/93 .268/.369/.518/.887 .799/.917 .965 102/.949 1/0 7/
6.Freel G/S/vP 23/.462 ··· ··· 10/.944 8/.500 4/.000 4/1.000 17/.388 6/.900 70/36 .323/.357/.385/.742 .820/.667 .457 58/.822 4/3 0/
3.Griffey* G/S/vP 38/1.144 3/.333 ··· 6/.334 26/.861 7/.286 2/.000 25/.945 5/2.000 133/101 .229/.308/.373/.681 .388/.778 .704 107/.624 0/0 4/
15.Hairston G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 5/.200 5/.600 ··· 1/no AB ··· 1/.000 27/16 .333/.360/.417/.777 1.069/.625 1.000 27/.777 1/1 0/
21.Hatteberg* G/S/vP 36/.804 ··· ··· 16/.542 14/.786 4/.250 ··· 3/.000 ··· 45/35 .135/.267/.189/.456 .100/.564 .332 31/.573 0/1 0/
27.Keppinger G/S/vP 17/.812 ··· ··· 4/1.167 1/.000 4/.000 3/.666 1/.000 4/.750 139/102 .299/.343/.402/.745 .939/.678 .943 110/.612 2/0 2/
23.Patterson* G/S/vP 4/.000 1/.000 ··· 2/.000 4/2.750 1/no AB ··· 1/.000 ··· 100/88 .200/.263/.433/.696 .258/.757 .856 77/.640 5/2 4/
4.Phillips G/S/vP 32/.925 1/.000 ··· 9/.222 8/.000 8/.000 4/.000 3/1.167 3/.000 135/102 .278/.319/.484/.803 1.352/.629 .766 106/.751 5/2 5/
26.Ross G/S/vP 14/.953 2/.000 ··· 4/1.250 5/.200 4/4.000 3/1.167 3/1.000 7/.286 13/8 .167/.231/.250/.481 .200/.625 1.250 13/.481 0/0 0/
17.Valentin# G/S/vP 27/.642 1/.000 ··· 7/.286 3/.000 1/.000 ··· 3/1.167 4/1.750 31/27 .207/.258/.241/.499 .000/.576 .750 24/.345 0/0 0/
19.Votto* G/S/vP 9/1.111 ··· ··· 2/.000 1/.000 1/.000 1/.000 2/.000 1/5.000 96/66 .281/.333/.483/.816 1.121/.685 .589 84/.890 0/1 4/
IP 47.0 1.2 2.0 15.1 19.1 21.0 6.2 16.0 15.0 TOTAL .249/.319/.404/.723 .760/.709 .724 .724 20/11 34/22
ERA-K/9 2.11/6.7 10.80/5.3 0.00/0.0 7.04/6.5 1.86/4.2 1.29/12.0 2.70/4.0 4.50/7.9 4.80/5.4 3.85/6.6

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Bako (10-8-2)
 Ross (1-0-0)
 Valentin (1-0-1)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 188/.251 7/.333 6/.167 72/.354 81/.273 78/.129 30/.250 63/.179 65/.259 .244  Griffey
 Dunn
 Hairston
 Freel
 Patterson
0/0/31/1
31/0/0/0
2/2/4/0
9/10/3/0
0/27/0/0
OPS .677 1.167 .333 1.011 .742 .408 .720 .579 .776 .713
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 95/.679 3/2.333 3/.667 28/1.054 25/.965 30/.622 15/.431 29/.334 23/.737 .730
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 93/.674 4/.000 3/.000 44/.983 56/.644 48/.280 15/1.045 34/.778 42/.798 .703
Road 57/.763 7/1.167 6/.333 34/.840 55/.700 30/.500 22/.722 30/.521 34/.830 .716
Last 28d days 139/.720 7/1.167 6/.333 51/.946 60/.767 56/.422 30/.720 46/.572 49/.854
HR/SB/CS 3/2/4 1/1/0 0/0/1 3/0/0 2/0/0 1/1/0 0/1/0 1/0/0 3/0/2 30/17/10
Usage ····X··· o··X···· ·X······ ···X·X·· ···X··X· ··X·XX·· oo·o··o· o··oX··· ···X·oo·

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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