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Game Preview: CHC @ MIL, 2:05pm, Thursday, July 31, 2008 @Miller Park

Chicago Cubs, 64-44, 1st, 4 up

SP: Rich Harden (26, RHP, 5-2, 2.10)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. MIL Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (5-2)             94.1  65  23  22  39 122  7    2.10      
 2007 (1-2)             25.2  18   7   7  11  27  3    2.45      
 2006 (4-0)             46.2  31  22  22  26  49  5    4.24      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         1-2  41    25   8   7  16  55  3    1.54   65 
 2008-07-26    FLA  ND   5     2   1   1   3  10  1      87   66 
 2008-07-21   @ARI   L   7     1   1   1   2  10  1     112   79 
 2008-07-12    SFG  ND   5.1   5   0   0   3  10  0      96   65 
 2008-07-06   @CHW   L   5     5   3   2   4   4  0      93   47 
 2008-07-01   @LAA  ND   5     5   2   2   1   5  0      91   53 
 2008-06-26    PHI   W   8     2   0   0   1  11  0      95   88 
 2008-06-20    FLA  ND   5.2   5   1   1   2   5  1      98   58 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.MIL    Has never faced MIL.
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   39-14   Road:   25-30   ExtrInn: 7-5 
 vsRHP:  43-33   vsLHP:  21-11   1-Run:  15-17
 vsEast:  9-6    vsCntrl:26-19   vsWest: 23-10 IL: 6-9 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
108 Wed, Jul 30  @MIL  W   7-2       64-44  1st  4.0 up
107 Tue, Jul 29  @MIL  W   7-1       63-44  1st  3.0 up
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
 Last 10: 6-4    Last 20:12-8    Last 30:15-15
Milwaukee Brewers, 60-48, 2nd, 4 GB, tied for WC

SP: David Bush (28, RHP, 5-8, 4.51)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. CHC Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (5-8)            111.2 106  61  56  26  71 17    4.51      
 2007 (12-10)          186.1 217 110 106  44 134 27    5.12      
 2006 (12-11)          210   201 111 103  38 166 26    4.41      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         3-2  47    41  17  14   5  36  2    2.68   59 
 2008-07-26    HOU  ND   5     9   4   4   0   5  2      93   38 
 2008-07-10    COL   W   8     3   1   0   0  13  0     124   87 
 2008-07-05    PIT  ND   8     4   1   1   0   7  0     100   77 
 2008-06-30   @ARI   L   5     9   5   4   2   1  0      75   30 
 2008-06-24   @ATL   W   7     4   1   1   1   5  0      98   69 
 2008-06-19    TOR   W   8     2   1   1   1   2  0     106   75 
 2008-06-13    MIN   L   6    10   4   3   1   3  0      88   40 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.CHC      0-4  31.1  30  21  21   9  24  2    6.03   47 
 2008-04-03   @CHC   L   5.1   6   6   6   5   4  1     105   31 
 2007-07-01   @CHC   L   6     6   4   4   2   5  0      98   47 
 2007-06-04    CHC   L   6     7   4   4   1   3  0      92   44 
 2007-04-06    CHC   L   6     8   6   6   1   7  1      96   38 
 2006-09-27   @CHC  ND   8     3   1   1   0   5  0      91   77 
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   32-22   Road:   28-26   ExtrInn: 7-5 
 vsRHP:  38-36   vsLHP:  22-12   1-Run:  22-10
 vsEast: 10-11   vsCntrl:28-21   vsWest: 15-8  IL: 7-8 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
108 Wed, Jul 30   CHC  L   2-7       60-48  2nd  4.0 gb
107 Tue, Jul 29   CHC  L   1-7       60-47  2nd  3.0 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
 Last 10: 5-5    Last 20:11-9    Last 30:17-13
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Wed, Jul 30, 2008 CHC  7 @MIL  2        W:Ryan Dempster (12-4), L: Manny Parra (9-4), S: none
Tue, Jul 29, 2008 CHC  7 @MIL  1        W:Carlos Zambrano (12-4), L: Ben Sheets (10-4), S: none
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)
Season Series: 2008 - CHC leads 5-4; 2007 - CHC won 9-6; 2006 - Tied 8-8; All-Time - CHC leads 84-79

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  5.60

MIL  4.64

WSN  3.68

RA/G

OAK  3.81

CLE  4.66

TEX  5.89

BA

C. Jones  .369

R. Johnson  .286

J. Towles  .143

OBP

C. Jones  .466

D. Pedroia  .359

T. Pena  .171

SLG

L. Berkman  .621

N. Markakis  .478

T. Pena  .198

OPS

A. Pujols  1.079

C. Barmes  .824

T. Pena  .369

ERA

J. Duchscherer  2.37

S. Olsen  4.04

M. Hendrickson  6.09

K/9IP

T. Lincecum  9.84

T. Wellemeyer  6.20

K. Rogers  3.40

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Chicago Cubs Batters (5.27 RS/G) vs. Milwaukee Brewers Pitchers (4.48 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 31.Bush
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 9/.000 ··· 3/.666 1/no AB 2/1.500 7/.572 4/1.000 80/44 .293/.329/.387/.716 .885/.582 .612 16/.800 0/0 2/
5.Cedeno G/S/vP 15/.629 1/no AB ··· 2/.000 4/.500 4/.500 3/.000 160/77 .283/.346/.379/.725 .689/.765 .642 16/.938 4/1 2/
7.DeRosa G/S/vP 12/1.053 7/.953 ··· 4/.000 2/.000 7/.762 4/.250 412/295 .273/.370/.428/.798 .826/.787 .742 92/.679 3/0 11/
15.Edmonds* G/S/vP 9/1.194 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 52/.742 2/1 11/
17.Fontenot* G/S/vP 4/.750 2/.500 ··· 3/1.334 2/.000 3/2.500 2/1.000 195/178 .283/.380/.530/.910 .543/.942 .947 56/1.184 2/0 8/
1.Fukudome* G/S/vP 3/3.000 1/5.000 1/.000 2/1.000 2/1.500 2/1.000 2/1.000 435/325 .279/.381/.407/.788 .738/.804 .643 86/.673 10/4 7/
9.Johnson G/S/vP ··· 2/.000 ··· 9/.476 ··· 2/.000 1/2.000 265/156 .286/.352/.416/.768 .858/.707 .799 56/.909 4/4 5/
25.Lee G/S/vP 19/.474 8/.500 17/.368 8/.875 2/1.500 20/.926 5/.000 488/371 .295/.357/.490/.846 .919/.824 .825 107/.796 5/2 17/
16.Ramirez G/S/vP 24/1.179 16/1.071 12/.750 7/.143 1/.000 22/.703 6/1.334 447/342 .274/.374/.492/.866 .645/.937 .651 106/.781 2/2 18/
12.Soriano G/S/vP 22/.793 ··· 8/.625 7/.000 2/.500 8/1.625 9/.000 272/188 .291/.342/.555/.897 1.215/.757 .781 40/1.000 10/1 17/
18.Soto G/S/vP 3/.333 4/.750 1/.000 1/.000 1/5.000 3/.333 ··· 405/305 .275/.353/.494/.847 .924/.822 .827 83/.693 0/0 17/
2.Theriot G/S/vP 10/.800 1/.000 4/1.000 4/1.000 2/2.000 5/.650 7/.619 454/337 .323/.397/.385/.782 .798/.776 .738 109/.870 16/11 1/
33.Ward* G/S/vP ··· 8/.750 3/.333 1/no AB 1/.000 3/.000 1/no AB 71/65 .250/.366/.433/.800 .900/.790 .661 19/.655 0/0 2/
IP 111.2 27.1 39.0 33.2 36.2 56.2 83.0 TOTAL .280/.356/.442/.799 .802/.798 .728 .779 62/26 121/63
ERA-K/9 4.51/5.7 6.26/7.6 5.31/7.8 4.01/5.9 2.70/6.1 2.86/6.2 4.55/6.9 4.09/6.8

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Blanco (9-5-2)
 Soto (48-20-4)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 465/.247 127/.280 174/.288 144/.250 149/.225 238/.243 360/.273 .261  Soriano
 Fukudome
 Johnson
 Edmonds
 Cedeno
 DeRosa
 Ward
58/0/0/4
0/11/93/4
21/51/0/3
0/71/0/1
0/1/0/0
27/0/22/0
5/0/3/0
OPS .741 .894 .836 .735 .637 .653 .788 .743
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 219/.728 66/.795 76/1.003 63/.856 71/.465 107/.660 169/.614 .734
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 246/.753 61/1.003 98/.705 81/.643 78/.805 131/.646 191/.941 .750
Home 262/.659 68/.831 93/.966 73/.925 82/.489 107/.561 213/.650 .718
Last 28d days 78/.526 31/.773 35/1.156 36/.718 35/.828 43/.694 54/.439
HR/SB/CS 17/11/5 7/0/0 6/4/0 4/1/2 4/1/1 3/1/2 15/5/2 115/53/32
Usage ····X··· ··o·o·o· oX··X··· X·o·oX·· XX·o···· ··X·o·o· Xo···X··
Milwaukee Brewers Batters (4.64 RS/G) vs. Chicago Cubs Pitchers (4.13 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 40.Harden
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 ··· ··· 4/1.000 ··· 13/1.203 ··· ··· 1/no AB 141/127 .250/.333/.605/.938 .000/1.052 1.174 36/.672 1/0 12/
8.Braun G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 1/2.000 1/.000 5/.000 5/.200 2/3.000 ··· 461/340 .300/.338/.591/.929 .957/.919 1.066 103/1.221 9/3 29/
25.Cameron G/S/vP 2/.000 1/.000 6/.666 5/1.100 8/.821 2/.000 6/1.000 1/3.000 297/226 .227/.316/.465/.782 .920/.740 .632 89/.826 8/4 15/
30.Counsell* G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 9/1.334 ··· 2/1.500 2/.500 ··· ··· 162/145 .237/.340/.324/.663 .494/.684 .665 19/.583 2/1 1/
5.Durham# G/S/vP 14/.381 2/.000 1/.000 8/.393 5/1.000 3/2.334 7/.714 ··· 322/240 .289/.379/.414/.793 .677/.831 .809 60/.679 6/2 3/
28.Fielder* G/S/vP ··· 1/5.000 9/.722 1/no AB 6/1.000 13/.581 5/1.200 1/.000 460/314 .278/.374/.497/.871 .788/.911 1.025 106/.992 2/0 21/
2.Hall G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 9/1.158 ··· 4/1.250 15/.419 5/2.550 ··· 338/225 .227/.291/.419/.710 1.036/.550 .881 75/.919 4/6 14/
7.Hardy G/S/vP ··· ··· 3/2.167 2/.000 5/.400 7/.429 2/1.000 ··· 400/292 .291/.353/.482/.835 .932/.800 .751 104/1.008 2/1 15/
1.Hart G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 3/1.334 1/.000 6/.750 5/.400 5/.933 1/.000 436/317 .283/.323/.494/.817 .792/.827 .712 94/.714 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 31/.581 3/0 5/
18.Kendall G/S/vP ··· ··· 3/.333 ··· 9/.375 3/.333 ··· 1/.000 382/283 .249/.332/.326/.659 .657/.660 .602 89/.510 6/3 1/
11.Rivera G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· 5/1.000 ··· 3/.000 ··· 54/42 .314/.352/.451/.803 .697/.832 .756 8/.536 1/0 1/
23.Weeks G/S/vP ··· ··· 5/.600 1/.000 12/.450 10/.775 1/.000 ··· 397/285 .223/.328/.380/.708 .775/.682 .591 87/.720 15/4 9/
IP 94.1 19.1 11.0 74.1 51.0 58.1 32.0 5.0 TOTAL .254/.325/.440/.765 .815/.747 .780 .819 74/27 141/69
ERA-K/9 2.10/11.6 2.79/11.7 4.91/11.5 3.27/6.9 5.29/6.9 3.70/12.2 4.22/7.9 3.60/10.8 3.82/7.7

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Kendall (37-28-4)
 Rivera (16-4-1)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 380/.193 84/.239 49/.286 306/.252 221/.304 239/.155 138/.242 19/.167 .243  Braun
 Hart
 Cameron
 Kapler
103/0/0/7
0/0/104/4
0/70/0/2
6/30/12/0
OPS .576 .756 .871 .671 .883 .576 .777 .488 .720
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 190/.595 40/.879 27/.835 151/.659 89/.869 102/.772 42/.928 8/.125 .772
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 190/.556 44/.654 22/.909 155/.684 132/.892 137/.431 96/.713 11/.727 .684
Road 137/.560 53/.679 28/1.009 151/.721 103/.858 103/.660 91/.863 5/.900 .742
Last 28d days 92/.565 36/.692 / 48/.591 45/1.055 50/.730 47/.691 19/.488
HR/SB/CS 7/4/5 4/1/0 1/3/0 7/1/3 10/2/0 7/3/1 7/2/0 0/1/0 115/57/25
Usage ····X··· X···o·oo ········ o·XXX·o· ··X··XoX ··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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