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Game Preview: CHC @ MIL, 8:05pm, Tuesday, July 29, 2008 @Miller Park

Chicago Cubs, 62-44, 1st, 2 up

SP: Carlos Zambrano (27, RHP, 11-4, 2.96)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. MIL Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (11-4)           133.2 122  46  44  44  87  9    2.96      
 2007 (18-13)          216.1 187 100  95 101 177 23    3.95      
 2006 (16-7)           214   162  91  81 115 210 20    3.41      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         3-3  47.2  45  21  20  16  30  5    3.78   53 
 2008-07-24    FLA   W   7     6   2   2   0   6  1     125   63 
 2008-07-19   @HOU   L   6.1   6   4   4   6   3  0     104   42 
 2008-07-09    CIN   W   8     1   1   1   0   5  1     103   81 
 2008-07-04   @STL   W   6     4   0   0   2   5  0      87   67 
 2008-06-18   @TBR   L   6.2   7   5   4   4   2  0      99   40 
 2008-06-12    ATL  ND   7     8   2   2   3   3  1     103   53 
 2008-06-07   @LAD   L   6.2  13   7   7   1   6  2     107   25 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.MIL      1-1  31.1  29  11  10  10  30  3    2.87   56 
 2008-05-01    MIL  ND   6.1   7   1   1   2   3  1     111   56 
 2008-03-31    MIL  ND   6.2   3   0   0   1   5  0      85   72 
 2007-08-29    MIL   L   6.1   9   6   5   1   6  0     114   38 
 2007-06-06   @MIL   W   6.2   5   2   2   3   9  1     117   62 
 2007-04-23    MIL  ND   5.1   5   2   2   3   7  1     103   54 
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   39-14   Road:   23-30   ExtrInn: 7-5 
 vsRHP:  42-33   vsLHP:  20-11   1-Run:  15-17
 vsEast:  9-6    vsCntrl:24-19   vsWest: 23-10 IL: 6-9 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
106 Mon, Jul 28  @MIL  W   6-4       62-44  1st  2.0 up
105 Sun, Jul 27   FLA  W   9-6       61-44  1st  1.0 up
104 Sat, Jul 26   FLA  L   2-3 (12)  60-44  1st    Tied
103 Fri, Jul 25   FLA  L   2-3       60-43  1st  1.0 up
102 Thu, Jul 24   FLA  W   6-3       60-42  1st  1.0 up
101 Wed, Jul 23  @ARI  W  10-6       59-42  1st  1.0 up
100 Tue, Jul 22  @ARI  L   2-9       58-42  1st  1.0 up
 99 Mon, Jul 21  @ARI  L   0-2       58-41  1st  2.0 up
 98 Sun, Jul 20  @HOU  W   9-0       58-40  1st  2.0 up
 97 Sat, Jul 19  @HOU  L   1-4       57-40  1st  2.0 up
 Last 10: 5-5    Last 20:11-9    Last 30:14-16
Milwaukee Brewers, 60-46, 2nd, 2 GB, 3½ up in WC

SP: Ben Sheets (29, RHP, 10-3, 2.87)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. CHC Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (10-3)           135   122  47  43  31 115 13    2.87      
 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         3-2  45.2  43  19  16  14  43  2    3.15   56 
 2008-07-24   @STL  ND   7     4   3   2   2   4  0      96   61 
 2008-07-19   @SFG  ND   5     9   4   2   1   3  0      84   39 
 2008-07-09    COL   L   6     5   3   3   2  11  1     109   59 
 2008-07-04    PIT   W   5.2   8   1   1   3   6  0     120   52 
 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 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.CHC      3-0  28.1  21   9   8  11  23  1    2.54   58 
 2008-04-29   @CHC   W   5     3   4   3   7   2  1     108   42 
 2008-03-31   @CHC  ND   6.1   2   0   0   2   7  0      99   74 
 2007-08-29   @CHC   W   6     6   1   1   1   2  0      86   57 
 2007-06-30   @CHC   W   8     6   4   4   1  11  0     124   64 
 2007-04-25   @CHC  ND   3     4   0   0   0   1  0      40   52 
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   32-20   Road:   28-26   ExtrInn: 7-5 
 vsRHP:  38-34   vsLHP:  22-12   1-Run:  22-10
 vsEast: 10-11   vsCntrl:28-19   vsWest: 15-8  IL: 7-8 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
106 Mon, Jul 28   CHC  L   4-6       60-46  2nd  2.0 gb
105 Sun, Jul 27   HOU  L   6-11      60-45  2nd  1.0 gb
104 Sat, Jul 26   HOU  W   6-4       60-44  1st    Tied
103 Fri, Jul 25   HOU  L   1-3       59-44  2nd  1.0 gb
102 Thu, Jul 24  @STL  W   4-3       59-43  2nd  1.0 gb
101 Wed, Jul 23  @STL  W   3-0       58-43  2nd  1.0 gb
100 Tue, Jul 22  @STL  W   4-3       57-43  2nd  1.0 gb
 99 Mon, Jul 21  @STL  W   6-3 (10)  56-43  2nd  2.0 gb
 98 Sun, Jul 20  @SFG  W   7-4       55-43  3rd  3.0 gb
 97 Sat, Jul 19  @SFG  W   8-5       54-43  3rd  3.0 gb
 Last 10: 7-3    Last 20:13-7    Last 30:18-12
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Mon, Jul 28, 2008 CHC  6 @MIL  4        W:Chad Gaudin (7-4), L: Salomon Torres (5-3), S: Carlos Marmol (5)
Thu, May 01, 2008 MIL  4 @CHC  3        W:Brian Shouse (2-0), L: Kerry Wood (2-1), S: Eric Gagne (9)
Wed, Apr 30, 2008 CHC 19  MIL  5        W:Ryan Dempster (4-0), L: Jeff Suppan (1-1), S: none
Tue, Apr 29, 2008 MIL 10 @CHC  7        W:Ben Sheets (4-0), L: Jason Marquis (1-1), S: Eric Gagne (8)
Thu, Apr 03, 2008 CHC  6  MIL  3        W:Ryan Dempster (1-0), L: David Bush (0-1), S: Kerry Wood (1)
Wed, Apr 02, 2008 MIL  8 @CHC  2        W:Jeff Suppan (1-0), L: Ted Lilly (0-1), S: none
Mon, Mar 31, 2008 MIL  4 @CHC  3 (10)   W:Eric Gagne (1-0), L: Bobby Howry (0-1), S: David Riske (1)

Thu, Aug 30, 2007 CHC  5  MIL  4        W:Carlos Marmol (4-1), L: Chris Capuano (5-12), S: Ryan Dempster (23)
Wed, Aug 29, 2007 MIL  6 @CHC  1        W:Ben Sheets (11-4), L: Carlos Zambrano (14-11), S: none
Tue, Aug 28, 2007 CHC  5  MIL  3        W:Rich Hill (8-7), L: Scott Linebrink (4-6), S: Ryan Dempster (22)
Season Series: 2008 - MIL leads 4-3; 2007 - CHC won 9-6; 2006 - Tied 8-8; All-Time - CHC leads 82-79

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

CLE  4.59

WSN  3.70

RA/G

OAK  3.80

CLE  4.54

TEX  5.88

BA

C. Jones  .369

B. Roberts  .286

T. Pena  .152

OBP

C. Jones  .466

J. Hamilton  .358

T. Pena  .174

SLG

L. Berkman  .623

B. Roberts  .473

T. Pena  .201

OPS

L. Berkman  1.066

J. Cantu  .822

T. Pena  .375

ERA

C. Lee  2.29

S. Olsen  4.07

M. Hendrickson  6.09

K/9IP

T. Lincecum  9.84

G. Floyd  6.18

K. Rogers  3.40

Baseball-Reference.com-- Baseball's History: 1871-Now

Chicago Cubs Batters (5.24 RS/G) vs. Milwaukee Brewers Pitchers (4.43 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
16.Torres
G/S/vB
12.Villanueva
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
24.Blanco G/S/vP 8/.000 ··· 3/.666 1/no AB 1/.000 7/.572 3/1.334 75/43 .300/.338/.386/.724 .902/.596 .613 11/.900 0/0 2/
5.Cedeno G/S/vP ··· 1/no AB ··· 2/.000 3/.000 4/.500 3/.000 159/77 .278/.342/.375/.717 .672/.765 .627 17/.765 4/1 2/
7.DeRosa G/S/vP 22/.794 7/.953 ··· 3/.000 1/.000 7/.762 2/.500 402/289 .274/.372/.432/.804 .826/.795 .750 90/.651 3/0 11/
15.Edmonds* G/S/vP 59/.697 9/.555 4/2.750 1/.000 5/1.200 15/1.217 2/2.500 279/239 .236/.327/.430/.757 .514/.800 .704 61/.825 2/1 11/
17.Fontenot* G/S/vP 4/1.000 2/.500 ··· 3/1.334 1/.000 3/2.500 1/2.000 190/174 .284/.380/.537/.917 .583/.944 .963 59/1.249 2/0 8/
1.Fukudome* G/S/vP 6/1.100 1/5.000 1/.000 2/1.000 ··· 2/1.000 ··· 425/320 .279/.383/.401/.784 .745/.797 .629 85/.591 9/4 7/
9.Johnson G/S/vP 7/.486 2/.000 ··· 8/.250 ··· 2/.000 ··· 260/154 .279/.348/.412/.759 .864/.689 .782 51/.878 4/4 5/
25.Lee G/S/vP 51/1.068 8/.500 15/.421 7/1.000 2/1.500 20/.926 3/.000 477/363 .299/.361/.499/.859 .931/.838 .849 105/.871 5/2 17/
16.Ramirez G/S/vP 61/.589 16/1.071 10/.700 6/.000 1/.000 22/.703 4/.500 436/334 .270/.369/.485/.854 .665/.915 .619 95/.720 2/2 18/
12.Soriano G/S/vP 12/.697 ··· 7/.714 7/.000 1/.000 8/1.625 8/.000 261/182 .285/.333/.556/.890 1.170/.769 .759 29/.974 8/1 17/
18.Soto G/S/vP 5/.933 4/.750 ··· 1/.000 1/5.000 3/.333 ··· 401/301 .273/.352/.494/.846 .924/.820 .824 88/.704 0/0 17/
2.Theriot G/S/vP 13/.308 1/.000 3/.000 3/.666 1/2.000 5/.650 6/.733 443/331 .316/.390/.370/.760 .743/.765 .691 105/.753 15/10 1/
33.Ward* G/S/vP 36/.574 8/.750 3/.333 1/no AB 1/.000 3/.000 1/no AB 71/65 .250/.366/.433/.800 .900/.790 .661 23/.672 0/0 2/
IP 135.0 27.1 37.0 32.2 35.2 56.2 79.2 TOTAL .278/.355/.441/.796 .796/.796 .720 .755 58/25 121/63
ERA-K/9 2.87/7.7 6.26/7.6 5.35/7.5 4.13/6.1 2.27/5.8 2.86/6.2 4.74/6.9 4.03/6.8

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Blanco (9-4-2)
 Soto (48-20-4)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 550/.239 127/.280 166/.290 139/.242 141/.212 238/.243 346/.274 .259  Soriano
 Fukudome
 Johnson
 Edmonds
 Cedeno
 DeRosa
 Ward
56/0/0/4
0/10/92/4
21/50/0/3
0/71/0/1
0/1/0/0
27/0/21/0
5/0/3/0
OPS .668 .894 .839 .723 .596 .653 .796 .739
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 270/.671 66/.795 75/1.018 63/.856 68/.441 107/.660 166/.613 .733
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 280/.665 61/1.003 91/.691 76/.614 73/.749 131/.646 180/.963 .744
Home 196/.707 68/.831 85/.988 68/.912 74/.395 107/.561 199/.654 .709
Last 28d days 104/.758 31/.773 31/1.242 39/.695 29/.621 51/.674 45/.443
HR/SB/CS 13/7/5 7/0/0 6/4/0 4/1/1 4/1/1 3/1/2 15/4/2 115/49/31
Usage ····X··· o·o·o··o ··X····X o·oX···o ·o····o· X·o·o·oX ···X····
Milwaukee Brewers Batters (4.70 RS/G) vs. Chicago Cubs Pitchers (4.18 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 38.Zambrano
G/S/vB
48.Cotts*
G/S/vB
47.Eyre*
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
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
14.Branyan* G/S/vP 32/.437 ··· 4/1.000 ··· 13/1.203 ··· ··· ··· 137/123 .256/.336/.620/.956 .000/1.075 1.221 36/.632 1/0 12/
8.Braun G/S/vP 13/1.052 ··· 1/2.000 1/.000 5/.000 5/.200 2/3.000 ··· 453/333 .303/.342/.600/.942 .966/.933 1.098 100/1.239 9/3 29/
25.Cameron G/S/vP 8/.000 1/.000 6/.666 5/1.100 8/.821 2/.000 6/1.000 ··· 290/219 .224/.314/.465/.778 .920/.734 .614 87/.829 8/4 15/
30.Counsell* G/S/vP 32/.695 1/.000 9/1.334 ··· 2/1.500 2/.500 ··· ··· 161/144 .239/.342/.326/.668 .494/.689 .673 23/.570 2/1 1/
5.Durham# G/S/vP 16/.580 2/.000 1/.000 7/.453 5/1.000 3/2.334 7/.714 ··· 315/233 .289/.381/.414/.795 .677/.834 .814 61/.839 6/2 3/
28.Fielder* G/S/vP 32/1.015 ··· 9/.722 1/no AB 6/1.000 13/.581 5/1.200 ··· 452/307 .275/.369/.490/.859 .756/.909 1.005 102/.902 2/0 20/
2.Hall G/S/vP 44/.637 ··· 9/1.158 ··· 4/1.250 15/.419 5/2.550 ··· 334/222 .230/.294/.424/.719 1.046/.558 .905 75/.919 4/6 14/
7.Hardy G/S/vP 16/.698 ··· 3/2.167 1/.000 5/.400 7/.429 2/1.000 ··· 392/284 .297/.360/.493/.853 .932/.824 .787 105/1.155 2/1 15/
1.Hart G/S/vP 15/.762 ··· 3/1.334 1/.000 6/.750 5/.400 5/.933 ··· 428/310 .286/.327/.501/.828 .799/.840 .731 95/.782 16/4 16/
33.Kapler G/S/vP ··· 2/1.500 2/2.000 8/.393 9/1.181 3/.000 ··· ··· 172/104 .292/.327/.478/.806 .938/.716 .813 39/.632 3/0 5/
18.Kendall G/S/vP 33/.727 ··· 3/.333 ··· 9/.375 3/.333 ··· ··· 375/276 .251/.336/.330/.666 .657/.670 .615 90/.532 6/2 1/
11.Rivera G/S/vP 2/.000 ··· ··· ··· 5/1.000 ··· 3/.000 ··· 54/42 .314/.352/.451/.803 .697/.832 .756 12/.788 1/0 1/
23.Weeks G/S/vP 30/.729 ··· 5/.600 ··· 12/.450 10/.775 1/.000 ··· 395/283 .224/.330/.382/.712 .775/.688 .599 86/.795 15/4 9/
IP 133.2 18.1 11.0 73.1 51.0 58.1 32.0 4.0 TOTAL .256/.326/.443/.769 .813/.752 .789 .838 74/26 140/68
ERA-K/9 2.96/5.9 2.45/11.8 4.91/11.5 3.31/6.9 5.29/6.9 3.70/12.2 4.22/7.9 2.25/11.2 3.86/7.6

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Kendall (33-27-4)
 Rivera (16-4-1)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 553/.243 80/.239 49/.286 303/.254 221/.304 239/.155 138/.242 14/.143 .244  Braun
 Hart
 Cameron
 Kapler
101/0/0/7
0/0/102/4
0/68/0/2
6/30/12/0
OPS .656 .726 .871 .678 .883 .576 .777 .357 .723
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 284/.663 39/.745 27/.835 150/.663 89/.869 102/.772 42/.928 6/.000 .767
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 269/.648 41/.705 22/.909 153/.693 132/.892 137/.431 96/.713 8/.625 .693
Road 254/.704 49/.625 28/1.009 148/.736 103/.858 103/.660 91/.863 / .749
Last 28d days 107/.503 32/.612 / 50/.615 52/.968 56/.815 47/.691 14/.357
HR/SB/CS 9/6/7 3/1/0 1/3/0 7/1/3 10/2/0 7/3/1 7/2/0 0/1/0 114/57/24
Usage ····X··· ··o·ooo· ········ XXX·o·o· X··XoX·o X·X·XX·· ··X···X· ·X·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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