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Game Preview: PIT @ MIL, 2:05pm, Friday, July 4, 2008 @Miller Park

Pittsburgh Pirates, 40-44, 4th, 10 GB, 7½ GB in WC

SP: Tom Gorzelanny (25, LHP, 6-6, 6.18)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. MIL Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (6-6)             83    88  57  57  57  49 14    6.18      
 2007 (14-10)          201.2 214  90  87  68 135 18    3.88      
 2006 (2-5)             61.2  50  29  26  31  40  3    3.79      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         2-2  37.1  41  25  25  22  23  6    6.03   44 
 2008-06-29    TBR  ND   6     8   2   2   2   8  2     110   54 
 2008-06-24    NYY   W   6     6   3   3   5   2  0      99   45 
 2008-06-18   @CHW   L   6     5   4   4   4   4  3     110   46 
 2008-06-12    WSN   W   5.2   6   3   3   3   6  0     107   48 
 2008-06-07    ARI  ND   7     5   3   3   3   1  0     105   53 
 2008-06-02   @STL  ND   6     7   4   4   3   2  0      90   41 
 2008-05-28   @CIN   L   0.2   4   6   6   2   0  1      38   18 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.MIL      3-0  29.2  30  13  12  15  19  4    3.64   50 
 2008-05-22    MIL   W   5     8   2   2   4   2  1     100   41 
 2007-09-12    MIL  ND   6.2   6   2   2   3   4  1     107   55 
 2007-09-02   @MIL  ND   4     6   4   3   3   5  1     105   38 
 2007-07-05    MIL   W   7     4   3   3   2   5  1     100   60 
 2007-05-03   @MIL   W   7     6   2   2   3   3  0      91   57 
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   25-19   Road:   15-25   ExtrInn: 9-3 
 vsRHP:  29-29   vsLHP:  11-15   1-Run:  16-13
 vsEast: 12-12   vsCntrl:17-19   vsWest:  6-4  IL: 5-9 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 84 Wed, Jul  2  @CIN  W   9-5       40-44  4th 10.5 gb
 83 Tue, Jul  1  @CIN  W   6-5 (11)  39-44  5th 10.5 gb
 82 Mon, Jun 30  @CIN  L   3-4       38-44  5th 11.5 gb
 81 Sun, Jun 29   TBR  L   3-4       38-43  5th 10.5 gb
 80 Sat, Jun 28   TBR  W   4-3 (13)  38-42  4th 10.5 gb
 79 Fri, Jun 27   TBR  L   5-10      37-42  4th 11.5 gb
 78 Wed, Jun 25   NYY  L   0-10      37-41  4th 12.0 gb
 77 Tue, Jun 24   NYY  W  12-5       37-40  4th 11.0 gb
 76 Sun, Jun 22   TOR  L   5-8       36-40  4th 12.0 gb
 75 Sat, Jun 21   TOR  W   6-3       36-39  4th 11.0 gb
 Last 10: 5-5    Last 20: 9-11   Last 30:15-15
Milwaukee Brewers, 46-39, 3rd, 4½ GB, 2 GB in WC

SP: Ben Sheets (29, RHP, 9-2, 2.83)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. PIT Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (9-2)            111.1  96  36  35  23  91 12    2.83      
 2007 (12-5)           141.1 138  62  60  37 106 17    3.82      
 2006 (6-7)            106   105  47  45  11 116  9    3.82      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         4-1  49.2  43  15  15  11  42  4    2.72   61 
 2008-06-29   @MIN   L   7     9   5   5   2   7  1     115   44 
 2008-06-23   @ATL   W   9     4   1   1   0   7  0     106   82 
 2008-06-18    TOR   W   6     4   2   2   4   5  0     108   57 
 2008-06-12   @HOU   W   7     7   3   3   2   9  2     117   58 
 2008-06-06   @COL  ND   6     5   1   1   2   3  0     100   59 
 2008-05-31    HOU   W   8.2   7   1   1   1   5  0     121   70 
 2008-05-26   @WSN  ND   6     7   2   2   0   6  1      86   56 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.PIT      2-1  36.1  33  10  10   4  32  6    2.48   63 
 2008-05-21   @PIT   W   9    11   1   1   0   6  1     123   67 
 2007-07-05   @PIT   L   6     8   5   5   1   6  2     101   41 
 2007-05-06    PIT  ND   6.1   6   2   2   3   5  1     108   55 
 2006-09-13   @PIT   W   8     2   1   1   0  10  1     100   84 
 2006-07-25    PIT  ND   7     6   1   1   0   5  1      94   66 
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   25-13   Road:   21-26   ExtrInn: 6-5 
 vsRHP:  30-31   vsLHP:  16-8    1-Run:  18-8 
 vsEast: 10-11   vsCntrl:19-14   vsWest: 10-6  IL: 7-8 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 85 Thu, Jul  3  @ARI  L   5-6       46-39  3rd  4.5 gb
 84 Wed, Jul  2  @ARI  W   4-3       46-38  3rd  4.5 gb
 83 Tue, Jul  1  @ARI  W   8-6       45-38  3rd  4.5 gb
 82 Mon, Jun 30  @ARI  L   3-6       44-38  3rd  5.5 gb
 81 Sun, Jun 29  @MIN  L   0-5       44-37  3rd  4.5 gb
 80 Sat, Jun 28  @MIN  W   5-1       44-36  3rd  4.5 gb
 79 Fri, Jun 27  @MIN  L   6-7       43-36  3rd  5.5 gb
 78 Wed, Jun 25  @ATL  L   2-4       43-35  3rd  6.0 gb
 77 Tue, Jun 24  @ATL  W   4-3       43-34  3rd  5.0 gb
 76 Mon, Jun 23  @ATL  W   4-1       42-34  3rd  6.0 gb
 Last 10: 5-5    Last 20:12-8    Last 30:19-11
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Thu, May 22, 2008 PIT  8  MIL  4        W:Tom Gorzelanny (4-4), L: David Bush (1-5), S: none
Wed, May 21, 2008 MIL  4 @PIT  1        W:Ben Sheets (5-1), L: Ian Snell (2-3), S: none
Tue, May 20, 2008 MIL  7 @PIT  2        W:Manny Parra (2-2), L: Paul Maholm (2-5), S: none

Wed, Sep 12, 2007 PIT  7  MIL  4        W:John Grabow (3-1), L: Derrick Turnbow (4-5), S: Matt Capps (16)
Tue, Sep 11, 2007 MIL  6 @PIT  1        W:Yovani Gallardo (8-4), L: Bryan Bullington (0-2), S: none
Mon, Sep 10, 2007 PIT  9  MIL  0        W:Tony Armas (4-5), L: Carlos Villanueva (7-4), S: none
Sun, Sep 02, 2007 MIL  7  PIT  4        W:Jeff Suppan (9-11), L: Franquelis Osoria (0-1), S: Francisco Cordero (39)
Sat, Sep 01, 2007 MIL 12  PIT  3        W:David Bush (11-9), L: Shane Youman (3-5), S: none
Fri, Aug 31, 2007 MIL  3  PIT  2        W:Yovani Gallardo (6-4), L: Tony Armas (2-5), S: Francisco Cordero (38)
Thu, Jul 05, 2007 PIT  6  MIL  3        W:Tom Gorzelanny (9-4), L: Ben Sheets (10-4), S: Matt Capps (9)
Season Series: 2008 - MIL leads 2-1; 2007 - MIL won 10-6; 2006 - PIT won 9-7; All-Time - PIT leads 83-77

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  5.44

ARI  4.50

WSN  3.67

RA/G

OAK  3.68

MIL  4.55

TEX  5.67

BA

C. Jones  .389

I. Rodriguez  .283

T. Pena  .162

OBP

C. Jones  .483

O. Hudson  .358

T. Pena  .184

SLG

L. Berkman  .676

B. Hawpe  .456

T. Pena  .214

OPS

C. Jones  1.117

T. Wigginton  .811

T. Pena  .398

ERA

J. Duchscherer  1.96

C. Wang  4.07

B. Arroyo  6.19

K/9IP

E. Volquez  9.71

V. Padilla  6.10

L. Hernandez  3.18

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Pittsburgh Pirates Batters (4.90 RS/G) vs. Milwaukee Brewers Pitchers (4.55 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 15.Sheets
G/S/vB
38.Gagne
G/S/vB
58.Mota
G/S/vB
54.Riske
G/S/vB
51.Shouse*
G/S/vB
57.Stetter*
G/S/vB
16.Torres
G/S/vB
12.Villanueva
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
19.Bautista G/S/vP 11/.182 1/no AB 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 4/.833 277/198 .257/.328/.440/.768 .955/.699 .918 81/.909 1/1 10/
38.Bay G/S/vP 28/.874 4/1.750 6/2.000 1/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· 3/.000 357/268 .282/.387/.522/.908 .779/.948 .818 100/.807 6/0 16/
37.Chavez G/S/vP 7/.286 ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· 67/54 .222/.254/.317/.571 .846/.502 .444 33/.573 0/0 1/
41.Doumit# G/S/vP 9/1.694 ··· 1/.000 ··· 2/2.000 ··· ··· 2/.000 185/142 .341/.389/.600/.989 .957/.999 .817 75/1.042 0/0 10/
5.Gomez G/S/vP 4/1.000 3/.000 3/.000 3/.000 2/2.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· 116/73 .324/.357/.361/.718 .732/.709 .682 22/.781 0/0 0/
25.LaRoche* G/S/vP 29/.881 3/2.000 4/.833 ··· 4/1.750 ··· 1/2.000 5/1.400 318/232 .238/.314/.390/.705 .719/.699 .747 86/.859 1/0 8/
13.McLouth* G/S/vP 11/.673 1/.000 3/1.667 ··· 2/1.000 2/.500 ··· 8/.625 375/265 .281/.362/.523/.885 .702/.963 .975 104/.652 9/3 15/
18.Michaels G/S/vP 8/.661 ··· 6/.666 4/.500 ··· ··· 4/.833 ··· 165/108 .233/.280/.360/.640 .496/.717 .627 54/.530 1/1 3/
16.Mientkiewicz* G/S/vP 13/.558 ··· 7/.453 9/1.413 8/.875 ··· ··· 1/2.000 166/140 .268/.373/.348/.721 .584/.746 .623 58/.910 0/0 1/
22.Nady G/S/vP 18/1.676 5/.650 6/.733 2/.000 ··· ··· 3/1.666 3/.666 294/214 .323/.384/.544/.928 .976/.910 1.015 49/.976 1/0 12/
51.Pearce G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 2/1.500 1/ .000/.000/.000/.000 .000/ .000 1/.000 0/0 0/
31.Rivas G/S/vP 8/.750 ··· 1/.000 6/.666 4/.500 ··· ··· ··· 117/84 .239/.270/.376/.646 .961/.523 .680 23/.558 2/1 3/
12.Sanchez G/S/vP 18/.555 ··· 7/.453 2/1.500 2/2.000 1/.000 ··· 6/.000 356/277 .229/.257/.313/.570 .682/.538 .607 96/.551 0/1 5/
2.Wilson G/S/vP 58/.689 10/.000 10/.956 2/.500 2/.000 1/no AB ··· 5/.000 148/114 .316/.357/.368/.725 .768/.713 .696 101/.720 2/2 0/
IP 111.1 20.1 32.0 25.0 29.1 18.1 46.2 69.1 TOTAL .260/.325/.411/.736 .760/.727 .749 .743 23/10 86/61
ERA-K/9 2.83/7.4 6.64/8.4 5.06/8.7 5.04/5.8 2.15/5.8 2.45/12.8 2.89/5.8 5.32/6.6 4.17/6.6

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Chavez (9-6-2)
 Doumit (19-8-6)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 446/.229 99/.284 142/.270 108/.250 115/.208 77/.161 198/.251 306/.294 .262  Nady
 Michaels
 Bay
 McLouth
 Mientkiewicz
0/0/66/9
20/5/23/3
81/0/0/2
4/79/2/2
0/0/7/1
OPS .648 .902 .773 .740 .600 .615 .672 .851 .754
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 219/.649 51/.856 63/.976 53/.885 56/.500 31/.530 94/.718 154/.654 .757
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 227/.646 48/.950 79/.606 55/.603 59/.699 46/.672 104/.630 152/1.050 .753
Home 144/.669 47/.750 65/.846 45/.972 56/.375 26/.600 87/.552 164/.700 .698
Last 28d days 143/.626 3/.000 41/1.169 18/.905 34/.669 26/.587 53/.765 61/.758
HR/SB/CS 12/4/4 5/0/0 4/4/0 4/1/1 4/1/1 2/0/1 3/1/2 14/3/2 99/38/26
Usage ····X··· o······· o·o···X· ·Xo··o·· oo··o·o· X·oX·o·· ooo····· ·X·X··X·
Milwaukee Brewers Batters (4.52 RS/G) vs. Pittsburgh Pirates Pitchers (5.48 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 24.Gorzelanny*
G/S/vB
54.Bautista
G/S/vB
48.Beam
G/S/vB
61.Burnett*
G/S/vB
34.Grabow*
G/S/vB
43.Marte*
G/S/vB
58.Sanchez
G/S/vB
30.Yates
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
14.Branyan* G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 6/.333 1/.000 1/.000 3/.000 110/98 .263/.355/.663/1.018 .000/1.157 1.390 76/.913 1/0 11/
8.Braun G/S/vP 12/1.361 ··· ··· 1/.000 1/.000 1/.000 2/.000 1/.000 358/271 .278/.313/.536/.848 .755/.878 1.066 101/.672 8/3 20/
25.Cameron G/S/vP 13/.607 ··· ··· 1/.000 2/.000 2/1.000 2/no AB 4/.250 212/168 .223/.302/.479/.781 .796/.776 .520 72/.891 6/1 13/
30.Counsell* G/S/vP 1/.000 ··· ··· 1/2.000 7/1.142 7/1.200 ··· 5/.400 144/127 .238/.333/.333/.667 .494/.690 .664 61/.680 2/1 1/
27.Dillon G/S/vP 1/3.000 ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 1/2.000 ··· ··· 75/48 .226/.351/.323/.674 1.343/.332 .496 32/.578 1/0 1/
28.Fielder* G/S/vP 15/.481 ··· ··· 1/.000 9/1.334 9/.444 1/2.000 ··· 359/253 .264/.351/.472/.823 .718/.868 1.043 103/.774 1/0 16/
2.Hall G/S/vP 15/.641 ··· ··· 5/1.000 6/.000 3/1.167 2/1.500 2/2.000 263/182 .208/.271/.379/.650 .965/.513 .830 54/.440 3/5 10/
7.Hardy G/S/vP 15/.690 ··· ··· 1/no AB 5/.400 2/1.000 1/.000 1/.000 301/224 .283/.351/.454/.805 .818/.799 .719 84/1.150 2/0 9/
1.Hart G/S/vP 17/.961 ··· ··· 1/.000 3/1.666 2/1.000 1/.000 2/2.000 347/261 .297/.337/.517/.854 .794/.874 .717 103/.976 12/3 14/
33.Kapler G/S/vP 1/2.000 ··· 2/.500 1/.000 ··· 2/.000 ··· 1/2.000 145/89 .306/.347/.500/.847 .887/.820 .838 49/.729 3/0 5/
18.Kendall G/S/vP 2/1.000 ··· ··· 1/2.000 1/2.000 3/1.334 ··· 1/.000 297/225 .274/.354/.355/.709 .732/.702 .695 89/.846 6/2 1/
11.Rivera G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 46/39 .341/.370/.477/.847 .571/.898 .866 12/.833 1/0 1/
23.Weeks G/S/vP 16/.313 ··· ··· 1/2.000 4/2.250 1/.000 2/.000 3/no AB 315/236 .213/.322/.371/.692 .881/.632 .584 48/.741 11/3 8/
IP 83.0 23.1 4.1 24.1 42.2 40.2 1.0 41.2 TOTAL .252/.321/.431/.752 .769/.746 .783 .784 61/19 110/55
ERA-K/9 6.18/5.3 2.70/4.6 10.38/4.2 5.18/6.7 3.38/7.2 3.54/9.7 9.00/0.0 3.67/5.6 5.08/5.7

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Kendall (25-22-4)
 Rivera (13-4-1)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 383/.277 98/.215 21/.200 115/.293 183/.235 165/.227 6/.400 189/.221 .287  Braun
 Hart
 Cameron
 Kapler
 Dillon
80/0/0/6
0/0/83/3
0/49/0/1
6/26/8/0
2/0/0/0
OPS .872 .642 1.000 .902 .666 .597 .900 .674 .814
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 66/.712 38/.530 10/1.587 36/.575 46/.698 54/.675 2/1.000 67/.684 .784
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 317/.903 60/.703 11/.489 79/1.073 137/.655 111/.559 4/.833 122/.669 .827
Road 152/.999 46/.592 / 57/.752 92/.672 75/.599 6/.900 82/.741 .865
Last 28d days 138/.825 37/.489 21/1.000 53/.801 62/.877 55/.655 6/.900 66/.598
HR/SB/CS 14/14/2 1/2/0 2/1/0 4/1/0 6/3/2 4/1/1 0/0/0 2/3/1 95/51/21
Usage ····X··· ·Xo···o· ·····X·· ·oo·o·X· ·XX···X· ··XX·X·· ··X····· ·oo·Xo··

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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