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Game Preview: CHC @ HOU, 7:05pm, Monday, May 19, 2008 @Minute Maid Park

Chicago Cubs, 27-17, 1st, 2 up

SP: Ted Lilly (32, LHP, 4-4, 5.33)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. HOU Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (4-4)             50.2  48  30  30  17  50  7    5.33      
 2007 (15-8)           207   181  91  88  55 174 28    3.83      
 2006 (15-13)          181.2 179  98  87  81 160 28    4.31      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         4-3  42.1  36  21  21  15  45  6    4.46   54 
 2008-05-14    SDP   W   6     6   4   4   1  11  0     102   54 
 2008-05-09    ARI   W   7     3   1   1   2  10  1     104   75 
 2008-05-03   @STL   W   7     6   3   3   1   4  2     112   56 
 2008-04-27   @WSN   L   6     4   2   2   2   7  0     108   61 
 2008-04-22    NYM   W   6     4   1   1   4   4  0     107   60 
 2008-04-17    CIN   L   6     6   5   5   3   6  1      94   43 
 2008-04-12   @PHI   L   4.1   7   5   5   2   3  2      86   30 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.HOU      1-1  20    17   8   8   3  13  3    3.60   57 
 2007-07-14    HOU   W   8     4   1   1   1   7  0     106   76 
 2007-04-09    HOU  ND   6     6   3   3   1   5  0      90   52 
 2005-06-10   @HOU   L   6     7   4   4   1   1  3      86   42 
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   19-8    Road:    8-9    ExtrInn: 4-2 
 vsRHP:  17-12   vsLHP:  10-5    1-Run:   5-5 
 vsEast:  4-4    vsCntrl:16-11   vsWest:  7-2  IL: 0-0 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 44 Sun, May 18   PIT  W   4-3       27-17  1st  2.0 up
 43 Sat, May 17   PIT  L   6-7       26-17  1st  2.0 up
 42 Fri, May 16   PIT  W   7-4       26-16  1st  2.5 up
 41 Thu, May 15   SDP  W   4-0       25-16  1st  1.5 up
 40 Wed, May 14   SDP  W   8-5       24-16  1st  1.0 up
 39 Tue, May 13   SDP  L   3-4       23-16  1st  1.0 up
 38 Mon, May 12   SDP  W  12-3       23-15  1st  1.0 up
 37 Sun, May 11   ARI  W   6-4       22-15  1st    Tied
 36 Sat, May 10   ARI  W   7-2       21-15  2nd  1.0 gb
 35 Fri, May  9   ARI  W   3-1       20-15  2nd  1.0 gb
 Last 10: 8-2    Last 20:11-9    Last 30:18-12
Houston Astros, 25-20, 3rd, 2½ GB, ½ GB in WC

SP: Brian Moehler (36, RHP, 1-0, 4.58)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. CHC Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (1-0)             17.2  24   9   9   4  10  2    4.58      
 2007 (1-4)             59.2  67  29  27  17  36  8    4.07      
 2006 (7-11)           122   164  95  89  38  58 19    6.57      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         1-3  30.2  46  24  24   8  16  7    7.04   39 
 2008-05-14   @SFG  ND   5     8   3   3   0   2  1      80   41 
 2008-05-09   @LAD   W   5     5   0   0   1   5  0      81   61 
 2006-09-29    PHI   L   3.1   7   7   7   2   0  1      65   16 
 2006-09-23   @PHI   L   3.1   8   4   4   1   1  0      65   28 
 2006-09-18   @NYM   L   5     5   3   3   0   4  2      66   49 
 2006-09-09    PHI  ND   4     6   2   2   2   3  2      70   43 
 2006-09-04    ARI  ND   5     7   5   5   2   1  1      75   32 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.CHC      1-0  19    18   8   8   2   8  3    3.79   53 
 2006-05-24    CHC   W   7     8   3   3   1   3  0      90   51 
 2000-06-04   @CHC  ND   6     6   2   2   0   2  1      73   54 
 1998-06-25    CHC  ND   6     4   3   3   1   3  2      82   54 
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   11-6    Road:   14-14   ExtrInn: 1-0 
 vsRHP:  18-16   vsLHP:   7-4    1-Run:   7-7 
 vsEast:  5-4    vsCntrl: 8-6    vsWest: 11-8  IL: 1-2 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 45 Sun, May 18  @TEX  W   5-4       25-20  3rd  2.5 gb
 44 Sat, May 17  @TEX  L   2-6       24-20  3rd  2.5 gb
 43 Fri, May 16  @TEX  L   8-16      24-19  2nd  2.5 gb
 42 Thu, May 15  @SFG  W   8-7       24-18  2nd  1.5 gb
 41 Wed, May 14  @SFG  W   6-3       23-18  3rd  1.5 gb
 40 Tue, May 13  @SFG  L   2-4       22-18  3rd  1.5 gb
 39 Mon, May 12  @SFG  W   7-3       22-17  3rd  1.5 gb
 38 Sun, May 11  @LAD  W   8-5       21-17  3rd  1.5 gb
 37 Sat, May 10  @LAD  W   5-0       20-17  3rd  2.5 gb
 36 Fri, May  9  @LAD  W   7-1       19-17  3rd  2.5 gb
 Last 10: 7-3    Last 20:13-7    Last 30:19-11
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Sun, Apr 06, 2008 CHC  3  HOU  2        W:Carlos Zambrano (1-0), L: Oscar Villarreal (0-2), S: Kerry Wood (3)
Sat, Apr 05, 2008 CHC  9  HOU  7        W:Kevin Hart (1-0), L: Roy Oswalt (0-2), S: Kerry Wood (2)
Fri, Apr 04, 2008 HOU  4 @CHC  3        W:Wesley Wright (1-0), L: Jon Lieber (0-1), S: Jose Valverde (1)

Thu, Sep 13, 2007 CHC  6 @HOU  2        W:Steve Trachsel (7-10), L: Woody Williams (8-15), S: none
Wed, Sep 12, 2007 CHC  3 @HOU  2        W:Rich Hill (9-8), L: Matt Albers (4-8), S: Ryan Dempster (26)
Tue, Sep 11, 2007 HOU  5  CHC  4 (11)   W:Brad Lidge (4-2), L: Ryan Dempster (2-6), S: none
Sun, Sep 02, 2007 CHC  6  HOU  5        W:Carlos Marmol (5-1), L: Chad Qualls (6-4), S: Ryan Dempster (25)
Sat, Sep 01, 2007 CHC  4  HOU  3        W:Jason Marquis (11-8), L: Troy Patton (0-2), S: Ryan Dempster (24)
Fri, Aug 31, 2007 HOU  6 @CHC  1        W:Wandy Rodriguez (8-12), L: Sean Marshall (7-7), S: none
Wed, Aug 08, 2007 HOU  8  CHC  2        W:Roy Oswalt (12-6), L: Carlos Zambrano (14-8), S: none
Season Series: 2008 - CHC leads 2-1; 2007 - CHC won 8-7; 2006 - HOU won 8-7; All-Time - HOU leads 337-289

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  5.80

CIN  4.45

SDP  3.33

RA/G

CLE  3.57

NYM  4.49

TEX  5.42

BA

L. Berkman  .399

  

R. Howard  .191

OBP

A. Pujols  .493

  

K. Greene  .253

SLG

L. Berkman  .804

  

O. Cabrera  .301

OPS

L. Berkman  1.280

  

K. Greene  .568

ERA

E. Volquez  1.33

S. Chacon  4.14

K. Rogers  6.65

K/9IP

C. Billingsley  10.44

C. Zambrano  6.27

J. Garland  2.01

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Chicago Cubs Batters (5.80 RS/G) vs. Houston Astros Pitchers (4.64 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 38.Moehler
G/S/vB
58.Borkowski
G/S/vB
26.Brocail
G/S/vB
48.Byrdak*
G/S/vB
64.Nieve
G/S/vB
47.Valverde
G/S/vB
56.Villarreal
G/S/vB
53.Wright*
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
24.Blanco G/S/vP 4/.750 2/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 1/2.000 ··· 28/19 .320/.393/.320/.713 1.056/.551 .889 15/.708 0/0 0/
5.Cedeno G/S/vP 4/.500 5/.000 2/1.000 ··· 4/.500 2/.000 1/no AB ··· 78/40 .324/.403/.456/.858 .666/1.050 .751 55/.847 2/0 1/
7.DeRosa G/S/vP 2/.000 5/.000 1/.000 1/no AB ··· 4/1.833 4/.583 ··· 171/117 .300/.406/.450/.856 .959/.807 .492 98/.767 3/0 4/
15.Edmonds* G/S/vP 36/1.355 5/1.850 6/.000 4/.500 ··· 4/1.750 3/.667 ··· 107/87 .181/.264/.234/.498 .308/.544 .632 53/.486 2/1 1/
17.Fontenot* G/S/vP 1/.000 2/.000 ··· ··· ··· 2/1.000 ··· ··· 73/66 .262/.375/.426/.801 .533/.825 .947 42/.954 1/0 2/
1.Fukudome* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 1/.000 1/3.000 186/137 .314/.416/.449/.865 .818/.881 .588 109/.839 4/2 2/
6.Hoffpauir* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/ .000/.000/.000/.000 .000/ 1/.000 0/0 0/
9.Johnson G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 3/1.334 1/no AB ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 151/93 .256/.340/.326/.666 .677/.657 .568 96/.566 1/2 1/
25.Lee G/S/vP 2/2.500 6/.000 2/1.000 ··· 1/.000 4/.000 6/2.500 ··· 201/145 .289/.358/.528/.886 .932/.868 .803 115/.701 3/1 10/
16.Ramirez G/S/vP 12/.878 10/.900 1/.000 ··· 5/.400 5/.200 11/.664 ··· 179/127 .274/.402/.479/.882 .810/.912 .872 95/.852 1/1 6/
12.Soriano G/S/vP 8/1.339 8/.125 4/.833 2/.000 3/.000 ··· 9/1.301 ··· 134/94 .296/.328/.592/.920 1.293/.758 .730 73/1.249 3/0 10/
18.Soto G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 168/118 .321/.429/.607/1.036 1.212/.962 1.090 97/1.057 0/0 8/
2.Theriot G/S/vP 1/.000 7/1.381 4/1.000 ··· ··· 2/2.000 4/.000 ··· 184/136 .331/.410/.413/.822 .954/.777 .731 107/.770 9/7 1/
IP 17.2 18.1 24.0 9.2 1.2 23.0 22.1 15.1 TOTAL .284/.372/.447/.818 .851/.805 .708 .816 30/13 48/27
ERA-K/9 4.58/5.1 3.93/5.9 3.38/8.2 0.00/2.8 0.00/5.3 3.91/11.0 6.04/6.1 4.11/7.6 4.38/6.7

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Blanco (4-1-1)
 Soto (15-10-3)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 82/.316 82/.324 95/.253 42/.212 6/.333 101/.253 99/.308 68/.211 .275  Fukudome
 Soriano
 Edmonds
 DeRosa
 Johnson
0/2/41/3
29/0/0/2
0/27/0/1
12/0/3/0
10/31/0/0
OPS .824 .875 .658 .699 .667 .768 1.056 .714 .805
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 33/.820 31/.582 39/1.000 17/.627 2/1.000 48/.642 45/.930 26/.824 .876
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 49/.823 51/1.046 56/.408 25/.750 4/.500 53/.870 54/1.163 42/.641 .755
Home 29/.789 32/.874 43/.719 14/.729 / 49/.524 42/1.030 27/.644 .808
Last 28d days 48/.815 39/.910 54/.721 42/.699 6/.667 54/.385 44/1.079 45/.709
HR/SB/CS 2/3/0 3/0/0 2/0/1 0/2/1 0/0/0 4/3/0 10/0/1 1/1/0 62/14/6
Usage ····X··· ··Xo···· X·o·o··X ·o·ooo·· ·X······ X··oo·oo ··X·oo·· ··X·oo·o
Houston Astros Batters (4.96 RS/G) vs. Chicago Cubs Pitchers (4.18 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 30.Lilly*
G/S/vB
47.Eyre*
G/S/vB
44.Fox
G/S/vB
62.Howry
G/S/vB
32.Lieber
G/S/vB
49.Marmol
G/S/vB
34.Wood
G/S/vB
43.Wuertz
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
11.Ausmus G/S/vP 3/.666 5/.650 3/1.334 10/.985 34/.648 6/.900 28/.706 8/1.571 56/39 .222/.236/.333/.570 .813/.468 .563 39/.695 0/1 1/
17.Berkman# G/S/vP 9/.236 9/.472 2/.000 6/.900 32/1.054 10/1.600 36/1.030 11/.697 191/148 .399/.476/.804/1.280 1.270/1.283 1.543 114/1.521 8/1 16/
27.Blum# G/S/vP 12/.697 3/.666 2/.000 4/1.000 14/.077 ··· 26/.863 1/.000 92/79 .205/.228/.341/.569 .154/.625 .780 39/.536 0/0 3/
14.Bourn* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 1/.000 1/.000 1/.000 1/.000 173/133 .192/.262/.276/.537 .551/.534 .577 93/.452 18/3 3/
22.Cruz# G/S/vP 23/.733 10/.856 1/no AB 3/.666 18/.706 1/.000 5/1.800 4/2.417 51/31 .122/.294/.146/.440 .488/.410 .620 31/.410 0/0 0/
2.Erstad* G/S/vP 22/.279 13/1.062 ··· 8/.804 4/.000 2/.000 1/.000 1/.000 65/60 .313/.323/.484/.807 1.000/.791 .556 45/.946 1/1 1/
45.Lee G/S/vP 22/.536 7/1.071 2/.000 9/.555 26/.346 8/.804 28/1.118 11/.717 186/146 .281/.323/.515/.837 .626/.895 .778 108/.884 2/0 9/
8.Loretta G/S/vP 18/1.098 17/.620 2/.000 6/.400 31/.400 4/.500 32/.652 4/1.500 106/77 .239/.330/.293/.624 1.063/.474 .701 43/.602 0/0 0/
3.Matsui# G/S/vP ··· 4/.500 ··· 1/.000 8/.250 1/2.000 8/1.196 1/.000 129/95 .291/.383/.400/.783 .862/.755 .774 115/.791 9/1 1/
9.Pence G/S/vP 4/.000 ··· ··· 2/1.000 1/.000 4/.000 3/.000 3/1.666 174/130 .289/.339/.440/.779 .850/.755 .908 104/.941 5/3 4/
10.Tejada G/S/vP 28/.417 4/.250 ··· 13/.398 9/.666 ··· 1/.000 ··· 192/151 .344/.375/.522/.897 .877/.903 1.032 115/.905 2/3 5/
46.Towles G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 110/92 .149/.266/.319/.585 1.086/.500 .778 60/.327 0/0 4/
21.Wigginton G/S/vP 5/.650 3/.666 ··· 1/.000 1/no AB 1/2.000 11/.473 4/.250 73/51 .215/.288/.308/.595 .830/.496 .638 50/.547 3/0 1/
IP 50.2 2.1 3.1 21.2 22.1 28.0 22.2 22.2 TOTAL .264/.325/.425/.750 .822/.729 .837 .795 48/13 49/27
ERA-K/9 5.33/8.9 0.00/7.8 5.40/2.7 6.23/5.4 3.63/5.7 1.61/12.9 3.57/8.7 3.18/4.8 3.72/7.1

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Ausmus (5-1-2)
 Towles (9-5-1)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 219/.242 9/.222 14/.200 101/.348 98/.309 103/.129 88/.177 89/.210 .240  Bourn
 Lee
 Pence
 Cruz
 Erstad
0/41/0/4
43/0/0/4
0/0/42/2
9/4/3/0
8/5/3/0
OPS .727 .556 .885 .989 .905 .421 .544 .619 .702
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 52/.879 6/.000 6/1.167 37/1.156 33/1.263 42/.647 40/.488 33/.567 .755
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 167/.681 3/1.667 8/.429 64/.893 65/.726 61/.271 48/.585 56/.651 .669
Road 93/.819 / 7/1.167 39/.833 68/.959 30/.500 34/.518 37/.758 .741
Last 28d days 130/.580 9/.556 14/.885 52/.907 50/1.020 56/.335 49/.576 44/.463
HR/SB/CS 7/2/1 0/0/0 1/1/0 5/0/0 6/0/0 2/1/0 1/0/0 3/0/2 44/19/11
Usage ····X··· ·o···oo· ·······X X·X···X· ·X······ Xo··X··X o·ooX··o ·X···X·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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