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Game Preview: CHC @ LAD, 10:10pm, Thursday, June 5, 2008 @Dodger Stadium

Chicago Cubs, 38-22, 1st, 3 up

SP: Ryan Dempster (31, RHP, 7-2, 2.75)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. LAD Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (7-2)             75.1  51  30  23  33  63  6    2.75      
 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  44.1  33  18  13  19  42  4    2.64   59 
 2008-05-31    COL   W   5     3   3   3   4   7  2      93   52 
 2008-05-26    LAD   W   7     7   1   1   3   3  0     117   59 
 2008-05-20   @HOU   L   6     6   4   4   2   5  1     109   47 
 2008-05-15    SDP   W   8.1   6   0   0   1  12  0     116   82 
 2008-05-10    ARI  ND   6     3   2   2   3   7  0     118   62 
 2008-05-05   @CIN   L   6     4   5   0   1   7  1      83   60 
 2008-04-30    MIL   W   6     4   3   3   5   1  0     106   48 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.LAD      3-1  34.2  36  13  13  16  22  1    3.38   53 
 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 
 2001-08-23    LAD   L   5     6   4   4   3   3  0     101   39 
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   26-8    Road:   12-14   ExtrInn: 5-4 
 vsRHP:  24-15   vsLHP:  14-7    1-Run:   9-8 
 vsEast:  4-4    vsCntrl:18-15   vsWest: 16-3  IL: 0-0 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 60 Wed, Jun  4  @SDP  L   1-2       38-22  1st  3.0 up
 59 Tue, Jun  3  @SDP  W   9-6       38-21  1st  3.5 up
 58 Mon, Jun  2  @SDP  W   7-6       37-21  1st  3.5 up
 57 Sun, Jun  1   COL  W   5-3       36-21  1st  2.5 up
 56 Sat, May 31   COL  W   5-4       35-21  1st  2.5 up
 55 Fri, May 30   COL  W  10-9       34-21  1st  1.5 up
 54 Thu, May 29   COL  W   8-4       33-21  1st  1.5 up
 53 Wed, May 28   LAD  W   2-1 (10)  32-21  1st  1.5 up
 52 Tue, May 27   LAD  W   3-1       31-21  1st  1.5 up
 51 Mon, May 26   LAD  W   3-1       30-21  1st  0.5 up
 Last 10: 9-1    Last 20:14-6    Last 30:20-10
Los Angeles Dodgers, 28-31, 2nd, 3½ GB, 6½ GB in WC

SP: Chad Billingsley (23, RHP, 4-6, 3.29)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. CHC Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (4-6)             65.2  53  26  24  34  71  3    3.29      
 2007 (12-5)           147   131  56  54  64 141 15    3.31      
 2006 (7-4)             90    92  43  38  58  59  7    3.80      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         4-2  45    29  10   9  21  39  1    1.80   63 
 2008-05-31   @NYM  ND   7     4   0   0   3   4  0     109   70 
 2008-05-26   @CHC   L   6     4   2   2   2   7  1      83   61 
 2008-05-20    CIN   W   7     4   0   0   2   7  0     103   74 
 2008-05-15   @MIL   W   7     3   1   1   4   5  0     105   68 
 2008-05-10    HOU   L   5     6   5   4   2   4  0      96   39 
 2008-05-05    NYM   W   6     5   1   1   4   4  0      96   58 
 2008-04-30   @FLA   W   7     3   1   1   4   8  0     107   71 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.CHC      0-1   6     4   2   2   2   7  1    3.00   61 
 2008-05-26   @CHC   L   6     4   2   2   2   7  1      83   61 
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   16-13   Road:   12-18   ExtrInn: 3-1 
 vsRHP:  18-25   vsLHP:  10-6    1-Run:   8-7 
 vsEast:  6-7    vsCntrl: 9-11   vsWest: 12-11 IL: 1-2 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 59 Wed, Jun  4   COL  L   1-2       28-31  2nd  3.5 gb
 58 Tue, Jun  3   COL  L   0-3       28-30  2nd  3.5 gb
 57 Mon, Jun  2   COL  W   8-2       28-29  2nd  3.5 gb
 56 Sun, Jun  1  @NYM  L   1-6       27-29  2nd  4.5 gb
 55 Sat, May 31  @NYM  L   2-3       27-28  2nd  3.5 gb
 54 Fri, May 30  @NYM  W   9-5       27-27  2nd  2.5 gb
 53 Thu, May 29  @NYM  L   4-8       26-27  2nd  3.5 gb
 52 Wed, May 28  @CHC  L   1-2 (10)  26-26  2nd  3.5 gb
 51 Tue, May 27  @CHC  L   1-3       26-25  2nd  3.5 gb
 50 Mon, May 26  @CHC  L   1-3       26-24  2nd  3.5 gb
 Last 10: 2-8    Last 20: 8-12   Last 30:12-18
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
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
Mon, Sep 03, 2007 LAD 11 @CHC  3        W:Esteban Loaiza (2-0), L: Carlos Zambrano (14-12), S: none
Sun, May 27, 2007 LAD  2  CHC  1 (11)   W:Chad Billingsley (3-0), L: Angel Guzman (0-1), S: none
Sat, May 26, 2007 CHC  4 @LAD  2        W:Carlos Zambrano (5-4), L: Mark Hendrickson (2-2), S: Ryan Dempster (11)
Fri, May 25, 2007 LAD  9  CHC  8        W:Rudy Seanez (2-0), L: Will Ohman (0-2), S: Takashi Saito (15)
Season Series: 2008 - CHC leads 3-0; 2007 - LAD won 5-2; 2006 - CHC won 4-2; All-Time - Tied 1010-1010

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  5.68

MIL  4.48

KCR  3.66

RA/G

TOR  3.57

NYY  4.63

TEX  5.84

BA

C. Jones  .409

F. Lewis  .273

R. Sexson  .200

OBP

C. Jones  .492

A. Gordon  .344

K. Greene  .255

SLG

L. Berkman  .741

E. Longoria  .436

J. Bartlett  .271

OPS

L. Berkman  1.209

C. Guzman  .778

J. Bartlett  .561

ERA

E. Volquez  1.32

O. Perez  4.09

N. Robertson  6.03

K/9IP

E. Volquez  10.92

Z. Greinke  6.22

J. Garland  2.58

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Chicago Cubs Batters (5.68 RS/G) vs. Los Angeles Dodgers Pitchers (4.22 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 58.Billingsley
G/S/vB
97.Beimel*
G/S/vB
51.Broxton
G/S/vB
56.Kuo*
G/S/vB
61.Park
G/S/vB
45.Proctor
G/S/vB
44.Saito
G/S/vB
47.Wade
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
24.Blanco G/S/vP 1/.000 2/3.000 1/.000 2/1.000 14/.214 1/.000 ··· ··· 42/26 .333/.381/.410/.791 .838/.763 .700 19/.789 0/0 1/
5.Cedeno G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 ··· 3/.333 ··· 2/.500 ··· 1/.000 102/53 .300/.376/.411/.787 .602/.964 .733 38/.547 3/1 1/
7.DeRosa G/S/vP 4/.500 3/1.667 ··· ··· 1/.000 5/1.000 2/.500 ··· 227/154 .295/.385/.458/.843 .972/.783 .658 91/.939 3/0 6/
15.Edmonds* G/S/vP 10/.200 21/1.117 6/.750 ··· 21/.985 ··· 2/.500 ··· 143/120 .203/.275/.313/.587 .267/.652 .585 41/.780 2/1 2/
17.Fontenot* G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 1/3.000 ··· ··· ··· 92/84 .244/.352/.397/.749 .452/.774 .852 25/.467 2/0 2/
1.Fukudome* G/S/vP 3/.000 ··· 1/3.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 1/2.000 ··· 246/181 .301/.404/.427/.831 .792/.844 .577 99/.777 5/2 3/
9.Johnson G/S/vP ··· 1/no AB 1/.000 ··· 4/.500 12/.750 ··· ··· 184/106 .266/.346/.367/.713 .856/.610 .699 68/.855 4/3 2/
25.Lee G/S/vP 4/1.250 2/.000 6/.933 3/.666 9/.111 1/.000 2/.000 ··· 270/192 .287/.341/.518/.859 .948/.823 .811 111/.697 3/2 13/
16.Ramirez G/S/vP 4/.500 3/2.667 4/2.000 3/.666 17/.607 1/5.000 4/.250 ··· 246/173 .312/.423/.532/.954 .807/1.020 .926 108/.978 1/1 9/
12.Soriano G/S/vP 6/.533 2/.500 4/1.250 ··· 9/.730 7/.762 2/.000 1/.000 207/142 .284/.329/.558/.886 1.168/.757 .723 115/1.143 6/0 14/
18.Soto G/S/vP 2/.000 ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 2/.000 1/no AB 1/2.000 227/159 .289/.379/.552/.930 1.090/.863 .961 95/.713 0/0 10/
2.Theriot G/S/vP 3/1.167 2/.500 3/.000 3/.666 1/.000 ··· 2/.500 1/2.000 253/182 .324/.409/.388/.797 .879/.766 .683 109/.750 11/8 1/
IP 65.2 18.2 24.0 37.1 36.2 25.2 23.2 16.2 TOTAL .286/.365/.451/.816 .851/.801 .731 .831 42/17 66/39
ERA-K/9 3.29/9.7 1.45/6.7 4.88/11.6 1.93/9.7 2.21/5.4 5.61/10.2 1.90/10.3 1.62/4.3 3.89/7.0

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Blanco (4-1-1)
 Soto (24-11-3)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 285/.220 82/.274 104/.250 152/.213 156/.246 115/.235 97/.207 67/.230 .256  Soriano
 Fukudome
 Johnson
 Edmonds
 DeRosa
44/0/0/3
0/2/55/3
13/38/0/1
0/38/0/1
12/0/5/0
OPS .637 .641 .712 .599 .699 .835 .577 .649 .705
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 135/.765 41/.575 42/1.156 45/.738 69/.924 41/.881 48/.633 30/.729 .807
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 150/.524 41/.709 62/.447 107/.533 87/.529 74/.808 49/.521 37/.586 .629
Home 126/.663 51/.642 58/.497 55/.446 61/.470 57/.614 64/.615 32/.568 .628
Last 28d days 129/.521 33/.746 44/.959 50/.501 65/.616 39/.732 34/.472 41/.610
HR/SB/CS 3/5/0 0/4/2 2/3/1 2/2/0 4/3/0 6/1/1 1/0/0 1/0/0 43/37/10
Usage ····X··· oo··o·o· o···oX·o ···X··X· X····X·o ·oX···o· ·····X·X ·X·o··X·
Los Angeles Dodgers Batters (4.37 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
47.Eyre*
G/S/vB
22.Hart
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
36.Ardoin G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 1/2.000 ··· 1/.000 3/1.000 ··· ··· ··· 7/6 .167/.286/.167/.452 2.000/.167 .833 7/.452 0/0 0/
33.DeWitt* G/S/vP 3/.000 ··· ··· ··· 1/no AB ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 187/134 .293/.369/.443/.812 1.021/.734 .855 91/.766 1/0 5/
16.Ethier* G/S/vP 8/1.500 ··· 1/5.000 1/.000 2/.000 ··· 2/.500 1/2.000 ··· 213/163 .296/.358/.441/.799 .472/.900 .790 87/.767 2/1 5/
14.Hu G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 106/84 .167/.238/.198/.436 .597/.393 .551 63/.333 1/0 0/
27.Kemp G/S/vP 3/1.667 ··· 1/.000 1/4.000 3/2.667 ··· 1/.000 1/2.000 2/.000 222/154 .310/.357/.458/.816 1.024/.720 .808 97/.752 10/4 4/
12.Kent G/S/vP 34/.591 ··· 4/.500 1/.000 3/1.334 37/.550 1/.000 37/1.514 6/.167 188/131 .244/.287/.392/.679 .743/.651 .640 76/.566 0/0 6/
7.Loney* G/S/vP 2/1.000 ··· ··· ··· 3/.000 3/.333 1/.000 1/2.000 1/.000 242/168 .281/.331/.421/.751 .726/.762 .921 97/.758 2/3 5/
55.Martin G/S/vP 6/.666 ··· 1/.000 ··· 3/.666 ··· 2/.500 2/.000 1/.000 239/178 .310/.418/.415/.833 .710/.876 .728 97/.801 4/4 4/
57.Maza G/S/vP 3/.333 ··· ··· ··· 1/2.000 ··· 1/2.000 ··· ··· 45/35 .220/.273/.293/.565 .425/.598 1.000 45/.565 0/0 1/
9.Pierre* G/S/vP 11/1.303 2/2.000 6/1.000 1/.000 2/.000 24/.833 2/.500 21/.775 3/.666 201/149 .283/.348/.322/.671 .968/.568 .641 110/.618 21/6 0/
21.Sweeney* G/S/vP 5/.400 ··· 2/.000 1/.000 3/.000 19/1.171 ··· 2/.000 2/2.000 52/45 .111/.212/.156/.367 .429/.354 .401 24/.261 0/0 0/
13.Tiffee# G/S/vP 1/.000 2/.500 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 4/2 .250/.250/.250/.500 .000/1.000 2.000 4/.500 0/0 0/
3.Young# G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 1/2.000 ··· 44/24 .297/.366/.378/.744 .669/.798 .818 24/.785 0/0 0/
IP 75.1 2.2 6.1 16.1 31.0 31.2 37.2 32.1 28.0 TOTAL .265/.334/.381/.715 .794/.684 .737 .639 50/20 39/38
ERA-K/9 2.75/7.5 0.00/13.3 0.00/11.4 6.61/7.2 4.35/7.8 3.41/5.1 2.39/13.4 2.78/10.0 2.89/5.1 3.67/7.4

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Ardoin (0-1-0)
 Martin (35-9-2)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 310/.188 13/.200 23/.182 81/.279 134/.298 137/.313 143/.135 125/.180 118/.231 .243  Kemp
 Ethier
 Pierre
 Young
 Sweeney
 Tiffee
0/26/30/7
22/0/33/3
45/2/0/1
1/0/3/0
1/0/0/0
1/0/0/0
OPS .561 .585 .445 .836 .831 .898 .479 .522 .673 .711
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 142/.603 9/.333 15/.267 27/1.376 50/.871 44/1.212 61/.746 55/.530 41/.663 .779
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 168/.525 4/1.000 8/.804 54/.589 84/.807 93/.753 82/.280 70/.514 77/.677 .667
Road 102/.497 5/.650 10/.311 38/.863 55/.657 91/.906 54/.569 53/.529 56/.765 .749
Last 28d days 136/.608 13/.585 23/.445 5/1.467 57/.615 43/.846 65/.568 58/.461 50/.579
HR/SB/CS 6/2/1 0/0/0 0/1/0 2/3/0 5/0/0 7/0/0 4/3/0 1/0/0 3/2/2 58/28/12
Usage ····X··· ·oo·X·X· ·o·o·o·· ·X······ ·o·Xo··X ··o··X·· o·X·Xoo· ·ooX·oX· ·oooo·X·

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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