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Game Preview: CHC @ FLA, 1:10pm, Sunday, August 17, 2008 @Dolphin Stadium

Chicago Cubs, 75-48, 1st, 4½ up

SP: Ryan Dempster (31, RHP, 13-5, 2.92)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. FLA Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (13-5)           157.1 121  58  51  62 139 11    2.92      
 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         4-2  46.1  33  11  11  19  46  0    2.14   63 
 2008-08-10    STL   W   6.2   6   2   2   3   6  0     113   57 
 2008-08-04    HOU   L   5     5   2   2   1   7  0      75   55 
 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 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.FLA      0-0   6     2   1   1   6   6  0    1.50   64 
 2008-07-25    FLA  ND   6     2   1   1   6   6  0     110   64 
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   45-17   Road:   30-31   ExtrInn: 8-5 
 vsRHP:  51-37   vsLHP:  24-11   1-Run:  17-18
 vsEast: 13-7    vsCntrl:33-22   vsWest: 23-10 IL: 6-9 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
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
119 Wed, Aug 13  @ATL  W  10-2       72-47  1st  3.5 up
118 Sun, Aug 10   STL  W   6-2       71-47  1st  4.0 up
117 Sat, Aug  9   STL  L   3-12      70-47  1st  4.0 up
116 Fri, Aug  8   STL  W   3-2 (11)  70-46  1st  5.0 up
115 Wed, Aug  6   HOU  W  11-4       69-46  1st  5.0 up
114 Tue, Aug  5   HOU  W  11-7       68-46  1st  5.0 up
 Last 10: 8-2    Last 20:15-5    Last 30:19-11
Florida Marlins, 64-60, 3rd, 3½ GB, 7 GB in WC

SP: Chris Volstad (21, RHP, 4-2, 3.03)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. CHC Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (4-2)             38.2  35  14  13  18  26  1    3.03      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         3-2  36.2  33  14  13  16  26  1    3.19   54 
 2008-08-12    STL   W   5     5   3   3   3   2  0      72   44 
 2008-08-07   @PHI   W   6     3   0   0   4   3  0     103   65 
 2008-08-01    COL   L   5     8   5   4   3   6  0      93   36 
 2008-07-26   @CHC  ND   6     6   2   2   2   6  1      99   56 
 2008-07-21    ATL   L   6     6   3   3   3   3  0      87   48 
 2008-07-11   @LAD   W   8.2   5   1   1   1   6  0      99   75 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.CHC      0-0   6     6   2   2   2   6  1    3.00   56 
 2008-07-26   @CHC  ND   6     6   2   2   2   6  1      99   56 
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   35-30   Road:   29-30   ExtrInn: 8-5 
 vsRHP:  46-42   vsLHP:  18-18   1-Run:  19-14
 vsEast: 27-21   vsCntrl:15-16   vsWest: 17-13 IL: 5-10

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
124 Sat, Aug 16   CHC  W   2-1       64-60  3rd  3.5 gb
123 Fri, Aug 15   CHC  L   5-6       63-60  3rd  3.5 gb
122 Thu, Aug 14   STL  L   0-3       63-59  3rd  2.5 gb
121 Wed, Aug 13   STL  L   4-6       63-58  3rd  1.5 gb
120 Tue, Aug 12   STL  W   4-3       63-57  3rd  1.5 gb
119 Mon, Aug 11   STL  L   2-4       62-57  3rd  2.5 gb
118 Sun, Aug 10  @NYM  W   8-2       62-56  3rd  2.5 gb
117 Sat, Aug  9  @NYM  L   6-8       61-56  3rd  2.5 gb
116 Fri, Aug  8  @NYM  L   0-3       61-55  3rd  1.5 gb
115 Thu, Aug  7  @PHI  W   3-0       61-54  2nd  1.5 gb
 Last 10: 4-6    Last 20: 9-11   Last 30:14-16
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Sat, Aug 16, 2008 FLA  2  CHC  1        W:Anibal Sanchez (2-2), L: Sean Marshall (2-3), S: Kevin Gregg (27)
Fri, Aug 15, 2008 CHC  6 @FLA  5        W:Chad Gaudin (9-4), L: Kevin Gregg (6-5), S: Kerry Wood (25)
Sun, Jul 27, 2008 CHC  9  FLA  6        W:Chad Gaudin (6-4), L: Mark Hendrickson (7-8), S: Jeff Samardzija (1)
Sat, Jul 26, 2008 FLA  3 @CHC  2 (12)   W:Justin Miller (4-2), L: Chad Gaudin (5-4), S: Kevin Gregg (22)
Fri, Jul 25, 2008 FLA  3 @CHC  2        W:Justin Miller (3-2), L: Bobby Howry (3-4), S: Kevin Gregg (21)
Thu, Jul 24, 2008 CHC  6  FLA  3        W:Carlos Zambrano (11-4), L: Scott Olsen (6-5), S: Carlos Marmol (4)

Thu, Sep 27, 2007 FLA  6  CHC  4        W:Scott Olsen (10-15), L: Steve Trachsel (7-11), S: Kevin Gregg (31)
Wed, Sep 26, 2007 FLA  7  CHC  4        W:Logan Kensing (2-0), L: Jason Marquis (12-9), S: Lee Gardner (2)
Tue, Sep 25, 2007 FLA  4  CHC  2        W:Dontrelle Willis (10-15), L: Ted Lilly (15-8), S: Taylor Tankersley (1)
Wed, May 30, 2007 FLA  9 @CHC  0        W:Randy Messenger (1-1), L: Ted Lilly (4-3), S: none
Season Series: 2008 - Tied 3-3; 2007 - FLA won 6-0; 2006 - FLA won 4-2; All-Time - FLA leads 69-64

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  4.67

WSN  3.71

RA/G

TOR  3.93

MIN  4.63

TEX  6.05

BA

C. Jones  .365

J. Bay  .290

J. Towles  .143

OBP

C. Jones  .464

D. Ortiz  .363

T. Pena  .178

SLG

A. Pujols  .621

K. Shoppach  .480

T. Pena  .204

OPS

A. Pujols  1.080

D. Pedroia  .833

T. Pena  .382

ERA

C. Lee  2.43

U. Jimenez  3.94

C. Silva  6.36

K/9IP

T. Lincecum  10.11

P. Maholm  6.32

L. Hernandez  3.46

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Chicago Cubs Batters (5.39 RS/G) vs. Florida Marlins Pitchers (4.85 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 41.Volstad
G/S/vB
63.Gregg
G/S/vB
30.Hendrickson*
G/S/vB
19.Kensing
G/S/vB
22.Lindstrom
G/S/vB
46.Nelson
G/S/vB
37.Pinto*
G/S/vB
53.Rhodes*
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
24.Blanco G/S/vP ··· 3/.000 6/1.100 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 2/.000 1/.000 95/52 .284/.330/.409/.739 .842/.656 .641 28/.933 0/0 3/
5.Cedeno G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/2.000 ··· ··· ··· 2/1.000 ··· 174/86 .277/.335/.371/.706 .672/.743 .628 26/.769 4/1 2/
7.DeRosa G/S/vP 3/.000 7/.453 8/1.929 1/.000 1/.000 1/no AB 2/.000 ··· 468/337 .279/.377/.452/.829 .817/.833 .772 99/.869 5/0 14/
15.Edmonds* G/S/vP ··· 1/2.000 7/.429 1/.000 2/.000 ··· 1/.000 11/.182 324/279 .238/.341/.477/.817 .484/.875 .774 61/1.053 2/1 16/
17.Fontenot* G/S/vP 3/1.167 2/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 2/1.500 ··· ··· 216/198 .285/.376/.511/.886 .508/.918 .909 43/.983 2/0 8/
1.Fukudome* G/S/vP 2/2.000 1/.000 3/.000 ··· 2/1.000 ··· 2/1.000 ··· 491/370 .270/.370/.395/.765 .713/.782 .671 97/.709 11/4 8/
9.Johnson G/S/vP ··· 3/.666 31/.852 ··· ··· 2/.500 1/.000 4/1.750 292/169 .305/.365/.445/.810 .959/.705 .804 53/1.241 5/5 6/
25.Lee G/S/vP 3/1.000 6/.666 4/1.250 2/.500 5/.000 2/1.000 ··· 2/5.000 549/419 .289/.353/.468/.821 .950/.783 .791 114/.644 6/2 17/
16.Ramirez G/S/vP 3/2.334 4/.000 7/1.286 4/1.250 3/.666 1/2.000 ··· 1/.000 502/385 .285/.384/.506/.890 .703/.949 .708 108/.924 2/2 20/
12.Soriano G/S/vP 3/.000 8/.661 16/.599 3/.666 4/.750 3/.000 4/.000 3/.333 344/245 .295/.343/.565/.908 1.243/.775 .799 112/.968 12/1 22/
18.Soto G/S/vP 3/1.000 1/.000 ··· ··· 2/1.000 ··· 2/.000 ··· 453/342 .288/.366/.503/.869 .914/.854 .876 82/.836 0/0 18/
2.Theriot G/S/vP 3/.000 3/.333 2/1.500 2/.500 3/.000 2/.000 2/.000 ··· 513/383 .316/.396/.372/.768 .800/.757 .737 113/.735 18/12 1/
33.Ward* G/S/vP ··· 1/5.000 2/.000 1/.000 1/.000 2/.500 3/.333 2/1.500 86/79 .222/.337/.417/.754 .762/.753 .714 22/.672 0/0 3/
IP 38.2 57.0 120.2 45.2 42.1 36.2 62.1 25.0 TOTAL .281/.358/.448/.806 .815/.802 .746 .835 71/28 142/71
ERA-K/9 3.03/6.0 2.68/7.6 5.67/5.4 3.94/8.1 3.19/7.4 1.96/11.0 3.61/7.9 2.52/10.4 4.46/7.0

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Blanco (9-8-2)
 Soto (52-22-4)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 166/.240 243/.194 536/.283 209/.233 185/.272 159/.200 268/.215 102/.224 .259  Soriano
 Fukudome
 Johnson
 Edmonds
 DeRosa
 Ward
 Cedeno
73/0/0/6
0/11/108/4
23/59/2/3
0/83/0/1
27/0/24/0
5/0/3/0
0/1/0/0
OPS .631 .552 .796 .750 .697 .605 .665 .582 .749
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 75/.699 114/.603 141/.716 99/.725 92/.840 71/.624 101/.864 58/.494 .776
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 91/.575 129/.509 395/.823 110/.774 93/.555 88/.590 167/.544 44/.696 .732
Home 76/.722 136/.581 265/.852 129/.733 89/.651 75/.617 147/.684 42/.696 .736
Last 28d days 126/.680 43/.478 55/.598 10/.311 48/.490 59/.598 42/.874 28/.487
HR/SB/CS 1/6/1 2/5/2 17/14/3 7/10/0 1/1/1 3/4/0 8/1/1 0/1/0 132/79/28
Usage ····X··· XX··o·o· o···X··· o·X····· Xo··oo·X ·X·X·Xoo ···o···o o···ooo·
Florida Marlins Batters (4.65 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
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/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
4.Amezaga# G/S/vP 1/.000 2/2.000 2/1.000 2/.000 3/.666 1/.000 2/.000 2/.000 252/201 .257/.313/.348/.661 .634/.668 .682 50/.431 5/2 2/
21.Baker* G/S/vP ··· 1/no AB 2/.000 1/.000 1/no AB 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 108/76 .233/.346/.411/.757 .614/.810 .857 86/.705 0/0 4/
3.Cantu G/S/vP 3/.333 2/2.500 3/2.000 3/.666 3/.333 5/.200 3/1.000 3/1.667 527/398 .280/.330/.470/.800 .897/.770 .876 118/.685 4/2 21/
26.Gonzalez* G/S/vP 25/1.680 1/no AB 1/.000 4/.583 5/1.850 ··· 2/.000 15/1.450 320/251 .263/.341/.409/.750 .619/.786 .777 45/.781 1/2 7/
18.Helms G/S/vP 11/1.055 2/.500 1/.000 1/3.000 1/.000 6/1.000 ··· 10/.900 230/147 .252/.313/.364/.677 .756/.634 .658 37/.750 0/0 4/
27.Hermida* G/S/vP 1/.000 ··· 1/3.000 2/5.000 3/1.000 6/1.917 1/.000 4/.833 479/359 .253/.328/.421/.749 .755/.747 .609 103/.749 6/0 15/
17.Jacobs* G/S/vP 4/.833 ··· 2/.000 1/.000 2/.000 6/.167 1/.000 3/.000 399/292 .243/.288/.516/.804 .678/.852 .733 87/.905 1/0 25/
16.Lo Duca G/S/vP 14/.214 2/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 15/.277 152/112 .232/.303/.283/.585 .532/.604 .596 34/.515 1/0 0/
2.Ramirez G/S/vP 7/.453 ··· 2/.000 4/1.250 5/.000 13/1.338 3/.666 5/.600 559/419 .297/.392/.536/.927 .823/.960 .901 123/.847 28/12 27/
12.Ross G/S/vP 4/1.167 ··· 3/.333 1/.000 1/2.000 4/.500 3/.333 ··· 368/246 .257/.318/.486/.804 .886/.763 .722 91/.698 4/1 17/
20.Treanor G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 2/.000 ··· 5/.200 ··· 2/1.000 220/155 .237/.306/.304/.610 .551/.635 .584 12/.432 1/0 2/
6.Uggla G/S/vP 5/.250 ··· 2/.000 3/.666 6/.333 13/1.000 1/.000 4/.500 465/344 .263/.355/.538/.893 .623/.989 .807 108/.648 4/3 26/
14.Willingham G/S/vP 6/1.000 1/2.000 3/.000 2/.000 3/.000 11/.586 1/.000 3/.000 283/199 .259/.360/.453/.813 .763/.833 .842 93/.711 2/2 8/
IP 157.1 23.1 82.1 58.0 66.1 43.0 14.2 49.2 TOTAL .251/.321/.429/.750 .698/.769 .723 .699 56/25 163/95
ERA-K/9 2.92/8.0 3.09/11.2 3.39/7.1 5.43/7.1 2.85/12.2 3.56/8.6 1.23/9.2 2.72/10.7 3.78/7.7

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Baker (14-4-1)
 Lo Duca (13-2-1)
 Treanor (44-15-2)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 647/.210 100/.241 340/.248 253/.304 265/.134 179/.230 56/.157 202/.198 .242  Willingham
 Ross
 Amezaga
 Hermida
 Gonzalez
 Lo Duca
 Helms
67/0/0/7
14/85/18/6
0/63/0/4
0/0/108/3
58/0/14/1
5/0/0/0
1/0/0/0
OPS .608 .722 .665 .886 .516 .741 .448 .579 .717
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 305/.667 48/.784 162/.646 101/.880 113/.689 49/.850 24/.170 92/.610 .752
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 342/.555 52/.669 178/.683 152/.890 152/.387 130/.701 32/.657 110/.554 .694
Road 243/.649 59/.641 161/.682 121/.872 110/.613 119/.844 17/.561 100/.644 .737
Last 28d days 132/.541 27/.669 55/.638 54/1.092 52/.260 57/.716 56/.448 20/.417
HR/SB/CS 11/9/4 4/1/0 8/1/3 12/2/0 7/3/1 8/2/1 0/3/1 1/1/0 132/61/30
Usage ······X· ···X···· ·X·X···X X·XX···· o·o···X· X··o···X X··X··o· ·XXo··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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