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Game Preview: MIL @ HOU, 8:05pm, Wednesday, June 11, 2008 @Minute Maid Park

Milwaukee Brewers, 33-31, 3rd, 7½ GB, 5 GB in WC

SP: Manny Parra (25, LHP, 4-2, 4.33)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. HOU Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (4-2)             62.1  67  33  30  32  53  6    4.33      
 2007 (0-1)             26.1  25  13  11  12  26  1    3.76      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         3-1  38.2  38  20  17  19  34  5    3.96   50 
 2008-06-04    ARI   W   7     4   1   1   2   8  0     101   71 
 2008-05-30    HOU   W   6     4   1   1   4   6  0      87   62 
 2008-05-25   @WSN  ND   4.1   7   6   6   3   3  1      86   25 
 2008-05-20   @PIT   W   5.2   4   0   0   1   6  0     116   66 
 2008-05-14    LAD  ND   6.2   7   3   1   2   4  1     103   54 
 2008-05-09    STL  ND   5     3   3   3   3   4  1      83   50 
 2008-05-03   @HOU   L   4     9   6   5   4   3  2      93   21 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.HOU      1-1  10    13   7   6   8   9  2    5.40   42 
 2008-05-30    HOU   W   6     4   1   1   4   6  0      87   62 
 2008-05-03   @HOU   L   4     9   6   5   4   3  2      93   21 
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   19-10   Road:   14-21   ExtrInn: 6-4 
 vsRHP:  20-25   vsLHP:  13-6    1-Run:  13-6 
 vsEast:  8-10   vsCntrl:17-14   vsWest:  8-4  IL: 0-3 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 64 Tue, Jun 10  @HOU  L   1-6       33-31  3rd  7.5 gb
 63 Sun, Jun  8  @COL  W   3-2       33-30  3rd  6.5 gb
 62 Sat, Jun  7  @COL  L   2-7       32-30  3rd  6.5 gb
 61 Fri, Jun  6  @COL  L   4-6       32-29  3rd  6.5 gb
 60 Wed, Jun  4   ARI  W  10-1       32-28  3rd  6.0 gb
 59 Tue, Jun  3   ARI  W   7-1       31-28  3rd  7.0 gb
 58 Mon, Jun  2   ARI  W   4-3       30-28  3rd  7.0 gb
 57 Sun, Jun  1   HOU  W  10-1       29-28  4th  7.0 gb
 56 Sat, May 31   HOU  W   4-1       28-28  4th  7.0 gb
 55 Fri, May 30   HOU  W   5-1       27-28  4th  7.0 gb
 Last 10: 7-3    Last 20:13-7    Last 30:17-13
Houston Astros, 33-32, 4th, 8 GB, 5½ GB in WC

SP: Brandon Backe (30, RHP, 4-7, 4.66)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. MIL Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (4-7)             73.1  79  40  38  33  54 15    4.66      
 2007 (3-1)             28.2  27  13  12  11  11  4    3.77      
 2006 (3-2)             43    43  18  18  18  19  4    3.77      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         3-4  42.1  44  23  22  13  32 10    4.68   49 
 2008-06-05   @PIT   L   6     9   4   4   2   2  1     104   38 
 2008-05-30   @MIL   L   5     6   5   5   1   4  3      96   38 
 2008-05-23    PHI   W   7.1   6   1   1   1   6  1     105   67 
 2008-05-18   @TEX   W   6.1   5   3   3   0   5  2      91   56 
 2008-05-13   @SFG   L   6     7   4   3   1   3  1      86   46 
 2008-05-08    WSN   L   6     6   4   4   3   9  1      98   50 
 2008-05-03    MIL   W   5.2   5   2   2   5   3  1      92   49 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.MIL      2-2  29.1  29  13  12  12  14  6    3.68   49 
 2008-05-30   @MIL   L   5     6   5   5   1   4  3      96   38 
 2008-05-03    MIL   W   5.2   5   2   2   5   3  1      92   49 
 2007-09-04   @MIL   L   5.2   8   4   3   3   0  1      91   36 
 2006-08-18   @MIL  ND   6.1   4   2   2   2   2  1      90   57 
 2005-09-17    MIL   W   6.2   6   0   0   1   5  0      98   66 
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   17-11   Road:   16-21   ExtrInn: 1-0 
 vsRHP:  25-23   vsLHP:   8-9    1-Run:   9-10
 vsEast:  7-6    vsCntrl:14-16   vsWest: 11-8  IL: 1-2 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 65 Tue, Jun 10   MIL  W   6-1       33-32  4th  8.0 gb
 64 Sun, Jun  8   STL  L   4-5       32-32  4th  8.0 gb
 63 Sat, Jun  7   STL  L   4-8       32-31  4th  7.0 gb
 62 Fri, Jun  6   STL  W   6-1       32-30  4th  7.0 gb
 61 Thu, Jun  5  @PIT  L   3-4       31-30  4th  8.0 gb
 60 Wed, Jun  4  @PIT  L   2-5       31-29  4th  7.0 gb
 59 Tue, Jun  3  @PIT  W   2-0       31-28  3rd  7.0 gb
 58 Sun, Jun  1  @MIL  L   1-10      30-28  3rd  6.5 gb
 57 Sat, May 31  @MIL  L   1-4       30-27  3rd  5.5 gb
 56 Fri, May 30  @MIL  L   1-5       30-26  3rd  4.5 gb
 Last 10: 3-7    Last 20: 8-12   Last 30:15-15
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Tue, Jun 10, 2008 HOU  6  MIL  1        W:Roy Oswalt (5-6), L: Seth McClung (3-3), S: none
Sun, Jun 01, 2008 MIL 10  HOU  1        W:David Bush (2-5), L: Shawn Chacon (2-1), S: none
Sat, May 31, 2008 MIL  4  HOU  1        W:Ben Sheets (6-1), L: Brian Moehler (2-2), S: Salomon Torres (5)
Fri, May 30, 2008 MIL  5  HOU  1        W:Manny Parra (3-2), L: Brandon Backe (4-6), S: none
Sun, May 04, 2008 HOU  8  MIL  6 (12)   W:Tim Byrdak (1-0), L: Mitch Stetter (1-1), S: none
Sat, May 03, 2008 HOU  6  MIL  2        W:Brandon Backe (2-3), L: Manny Parra (1-2), S: none
Fri, May 02, 2008 HOU  7  MIL  4        W:Roy Oswalt (3-3), L: Carlos Villanueva (1-3), S: Jose Valverde (6)

Wed, Sep 19, 2007 HOU  5  MIL  4 (10)   W:Brad Lidge (5-2), L: Matt Wise (3-2), S: none
Tue, Sep 18, 2007 MIL  9 @HOU  1        W:Claudio Vargas (11-4), L: Felipe Paulino  (0-1), S: none
Mon, Sep 17, 2007 MIL  6 @HOU  0        W:Yovani Gallardo (9-4), L: Matt Albers (4-9), S: none
Season Series: 2008 - HOU leads 4-3; 2007 - MIL won 13-5; 2006 - HOU won 10-5; All-Time - HOU leads 98-68

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  5.57

HOU  4.52

SDP  3.64

RA/G

CHW  3.71

SDP  4.61

TEX  5.83

BA

C. Jones  .420

V. Martinez  .279

A. Cabrera  .184

OBP

C. Jones  .506

K. Matsui  .351

R. Hernandez  .259

SLG

L. Berkman  .745

F. Thomas  .444

A. Cabrera  .247

OPS

L. Berkman  1.206

S. Drew  .796

A. Cabrera  .529

ERA

E. Volquez  1.56

D. Lowe  4.15

B. Bonser  6.00

K/9IP

E. Volquez  10.67

E. Jackson  6.14

L. Hernandez  2.82

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Milwaukee Brewers Batters (4.36 RS/G) vs. Houston Astros Pitchers (4.66 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 41.Backe
G/S/vB
26.Brocail
G/S/vB
48.Byrdak*
G/S/vB
29.Geary
G/S/vB
43.Sampson
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
14.Branyan* G/S/vP 5/.650 ··· 1/.000 1/.000 1/.000 4/.000 2/2.500 1/.000 44/41 .306/.432/.778/1.210 .000/1.312 .868 44/1.210 0/0 5/
8.Braun G/S/vP 9/1.806 6/1.333 1/no AB 2/.000 5/1.000 ··· 2/.500 1/.000 274/206 .293/.328/.575/.904 .768/.947 .706 105/.929 4/3 17/
25.Cameron G/S/vP 20/1.033 7/.286 ··· 10/1.083 3/1.666 9/.958 3/.666 1/.000 148/115 .215/.277/.422/.699 .670/.708 .855 88/.705 3/1 7/
30.Counsell* G/S/vP 1/.000 1/no AB 2/.500 4/.000 6/.167 4/.000 1/.000 2/1.000 87/77 .224/.322/.303/.624 .311/.666 .763 35/.593 1/0 0/
27.Dillon G/S/vP ··· ··· 2/2.000 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 2/.500 51/32 .275/.420/.350/.770 1.453/.406 .869 29/.789 1/0 0/
28.Fielder* G/S/vP 12/.705 3/.333 2/.000 3/1.334 7/.971 3/.333 2/4.000 3/.000 273/189 .275/.366/.459/.825 .730/.868 .744 107/.919 1/0 10/
2.Hall G/S/vP 12/.705 1/.000 1/no AB 11/.495 7/1.238 5/.600 4/.000 1/.000 220/155 .225/.288/.405/.693 1.027/.556 .593 59/.667 3/4 9/
7.Hardy G/S/vP 8/.900 3/1.666 1/.000 6/1.000 4/.666 5/.400 5/.200 1/3.000 233/170 .242/.319/.343/.662 .625/.671 .646 85/.671 1/0 4/
1.Hart G/S/vP 12/1.084 2/.000 2/.000 3/.000 8/.929 4/1.000 2/.000 2/.000 261/197 .296/.341/.471/.812 .739/.837 .888 104/.865 10/3 7/
26.Iribarren* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 7/6 .286/.286/.429/.714 .000/.833 .714 1/.000 0/0 0/
33.Kapler G/S/vP 1/.000 1/no AB 1/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 2/.500 106/59 .330/.358/.530/.888 .941/.844 .807 39/.989 3/0 4/
18.Kendall G/S/vP 10/.744 5/.650 1/.000 2/1.000 6/2.633 3/.000 5/.800 2/.000 222/165 .247/.324/.330/.654 .653/.654 .661 84/.526 2/2 0/
11.Rivera G/S/vP 3/.666 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 2/2.500 ··· ··· ··· 34/29 .344/.382/.469/.851 .400/.932 .789 14/.813 1/0 1/
IP 73.1 34.1 17.1 20.1 56.2 31.0 29.2 22.0 TOTAL .250/.321/.411/.732 .748/.727 .710 .766 44/17 71/41
ERA-K/9 4.66/6.6 2.36/7.9 0.52/4.7 1.77/8.9 5.56/4.3 3.48/11.0 4.85/5.5 4.09/7.8 4.34/6.6

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Kendall (23-21-4)
 Rivera (10-4-1)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 326/.272 132/.208 73/.186 86/.187 246/.303 135/.240 128/.270 97/.207 .269  Braun
 Hart
 Kapler
 Cameron
 Iribarren
 Dillon
61/0/0/4
0/0/63/3
4/20/6/0
0/33/0/0
0/1/0/0
1/0/0/0
OPS .845 .546 .612 .544 .792 .733 .936 .713 .787
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 140/.907 51/.823 31/.480 33/.614 97/.776 61/.592 51/.919 36/.641 .825
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 186/.799 81/.369 42/.719 53/.501 149/.802 74/.839 77/.946 61/.758 .763
Home 129/.715 68/.599 31/.563 41/.599 101/1.031 72/.568 58/.872 46/.658 .790
Last 28d days 103/.832 47/.284 39/.579 14/.665 99/.678 47/.625 41/.999 42/.786
HR/SB/CS 15/2/0 2/1/1 0/2/1 1/0/0 4/2/0 4/3/0 11/0/1 2/1/0 87/19/7
Usage ·····X·· o·X··o·o ···X··o· ····X·X· ···o·o·o ··o·o··o ···o··o· o··o····
Houston Astros Batters (4.52 RS/G) vs. Milwaukee Brewers Pitchers (4.50 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 43.Parra*
G/S/vB
45.DiFelice
G/S/vB
48.Dillard
G/S/vB
58.Mota
G/S/vB
51.Shouse*
G/S/vB
50.Tavarez
G/S/vB
16.Torres
G/S/vB
12.Villanueva
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
60.Abercrombie G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 2/.000 ··· 1/1 .000/.000/.000/.000 /.000 .000 1/.000 0/0 0/
11.Ausmus G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 10/.311 1/no AB 24/.680 23/.225 2/.000 99/70 .217/.240/.293/.533 .729/.452 .539 52/.523 0/1 1/
17.Berkman# G/S/vP 6/1.167 ··· ··· 9/.583 5/.933 15/1.169 18/1.325 11/1.364 275/209 .379/.462/.745/1.206 1.091/1.247 1.361 107/1.123 10/1 19/
27.Blum# G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 4/.500 2/1.000 9/.444 6/.334 2/.500 114/99 .248/.272/.385/.657 .433/.685 .857 28/.874 0/0 4/
14.Bourn* G/S/vP 6/.834 ··· ··· 2/.000 2/.000 2/2.000 3/1.167 5/.200 248/183 .225/.280/.308/.589 .476/.628 .678 98/.639 24/4 3/
2.Erstad* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 8/.750 14/.286 3/2.000 3/.666 ··· 89/81 .302/.326/.453/.779 1.000/.757 .649 33/.912 1/2 1/
45.Lee G/S/vP 6/.750 1/.000 ··· 7/.714 ··· 11/.964 8/.268 11/1.091 263/204 .260/.304/.467/.771 .635/.811 .772 100/.636 4/0 12/
8.Loretta G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 9/.888 1/2.000 13/.725 11/1.000 6/.000 122/90 .278/.352/.370/.723 1.171/.578 .882 29/1.221 0/0 1/
3.Matsui# G/S/vP 7/.971 ··· ··· 5/.800 2/1.000 5/.400 1/.000 5/.400 211/152 .280/.351/.349/.700 .788/.668 .675 106/.682 13/3 1/
9.Pence G/S/vP 5/.600 ··· ··· 5/.000 1/.000 1/.000 3/.000 8/1.125 256/194 .291/.332/.468/.800 .770/.810 .922 105/.843 5/5 8/
Quintero G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 2/.000 1/.000 8/8 .375/.375/.500/.875 /.875 .500 4/.500 0/0 0/
10.Tejada G/S/vP 6/.833 1/.000 ··· 2/2.000 3/.000 19/.839 2/.500 4/1.750 273/209 .297/.333/.461/.794 .728/.815 .913 101/.621 5/3 7/
21.Wigginton G/S/vP 5/1.300 ··· ··· 1/.000 1/2.000 12/.962 7/.714 7/.572 133/94 .284/.368/.448/.817 1.068/.719 .934 72/.972 3/1 3/
IP 62.1 5.2 6.2 23.2 23.1 18.2 36.0 57.2 TOTAL .263/.322/.416/.738 .777/.725 .820 .733 65/20 65/38
ERA-K/9 4.33/7.7 6.35/7.9 1.35/4.0 4.56/9.9 2.31/5.8 5.79/6.7 2.50/6.5 5.46/6.9 4.19/6.6

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Ausmus (7-2-2)
 Quintero (1-0-0)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 280/.277 24/.292 25/.136 105/.258 93/.212 94/.342 151/.229 255/.292 .260  Bourn
 Pence
 Lee
 Erstad
 Abercrombie
0/59/0/5
0/0/62/5
62/0/0/4
18/7/3/1
0/1/0/0
OPS .767 .833 .422 .694 .634 .816 .620 .852 .752
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 47/.611 8/1.750 11/.182 47/.938 43/.488 41/1.120 71/.579 126/.629 .735
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 233/.801 16/.375 14/.593 58/.489 50/.765 53/.566 80/.654 129/1.070 .764
Road 105/.982 21/.952 16/.464 54/.655 48/.835 54/.789 88/.661 112/1.054 .801
Last 28d days 124/.657 24/.833 25/.422 33/.815 45/.633 30/.787 45/.555 50/.608
HR/SB/CS 6/7/3 2/0/0 0/0/1 1/3/0 4/1/1 0/3/0 2/1/2 12/3/2 76/33/25
Usage ······X· ···X···· ···X···X ····X··· o·o·o··X X··o··X· ··X····· ··X·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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