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Game Preview: CHC @ PIT, 7:05pm, Wednesday, April 9, 2008 @PNC Park

Chicago Cubs, 4-3, 3rd, ½ GB, tied for WC

SP: Ryan Dempster (31, RHP, 1-0, 1.50)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. PIT Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (1-0)              6     3   2   1   2   5  0    1.50      
 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         2-3  39.2  40  23  21  24  41  3    4.76   49 
 2008-04-03    MIL   W   6     3   2   1   2   5  0      91   63 
 2005-05-04    MIL  ND   6.2   6   3   3   5   6  1     107   51 
 2005-04-27    CIN  ND   5.1   8   6   6   5   7  1      97   30 
 2005-04-21    STL   L   6     4   1   1   3   4  0      95   61 
 2005-04-16    PIT   W   6     6   3   3   3   5  1     107   50 
 2005-04-11    SDP   L   6     4   1   0   3   7  0     105   66 
 2005-04-06    ARI   L   3.2   9   7   7   3   7  0      82   19 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.PIT      1-1  28.2  41  20  20  14  16  5    6.28   38 
 2005-04-16    PIT   W   6     6   3   3   3   5  1     107   50 
 2003-07-23    PIT  ND   5     8   4   4   4   3  1     101   34 
 2003-07-03    PIT   L   4     9   7   7   0   2  2      76   18 
 2003-04-02    PIT  ND   6.2   7   3   3   4   2  1      88   46 
 2002-09-19    PIT  ND   7    11   3   3   3   4  0     124   44 
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:    3-3    Road:    1-0    ExtrInn: 1-1 
 vsRHP:   3-3    vsLHP:   1-0    1-Run:   1-2 
 vsEast:  0-0    vsCntrl: 4-3    vsWest:  0-0  IL: 0-0 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
  7 Mon, Apr  7  @PIT  W  10-8 (12)   4-3   3rd  0.5 gb
  6 Sun, Apr  6   HOU  W   3-2        3-3   3rd  0.5 gb
  5 Sat, Apr  5   HOU  W   9-7        2-3   3rd  0.5 gb
  4 Fri, Apr  4   HOU  L   3-4        1-3   3rd  0.5 gb
  3 Thu, Apr  3   MIL  W   6-3        1-2   3rd  0.5 gb
  2 Wed, Apr  2   MIL  L   2-8        0-2   2nd  1.0 gb
  1 Mon, Mar 31   MIL  L   3-4 (10)   0-1   3rd  0.5 gb
 Last 10: 4-3    Last 20: 4-3    Last 30: 4-3 
Pittsburgh Pirates, 3-4, 1st, Tied

SP: Zach Duke (25, LHP, 0-0, 3.18)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. CHC Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (0-0)              5.2  10   3   2   1   1  0    3.18      
 2007 (3-8)            107.1 161  74  66  25  41 14    5.53      
 2006 (10-15)          215.1 255 116 107  68 117 17    4.47      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         1-2  38    64  23  21   9  20  4    4.97   40 
 2008-04-03    ATL  ND   5.2  10   3   2   1   1  0     116   39 
 2007-09-28    STL  ND   7     8   1   1   0   4  0      91   61 
 2007-09-22    CHC   L   4     9   5   4   3   4  3      84   27 
 2007-06-28    FLA   L   4    12   6   6   1   4  0      80   17 
 2007-06-22    LAA  ND   5.1   9   1   1   2   2  1      98   46 
 2007-06-17    CHW  ND   6     8   5   5   0   2  0      86   38 
 2007-06-12    TEX   W   6     8   2   2   2   3  0      86   49 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.CHC      1-2  32.2  37  13  11   9  15  4    3.03   51 
 2007-09-22    CHC   L   4     9   5   4   3   4  3      84   27 
 2007-04-30    CHC  ND   6.2   8   2   2   2   4  0      98   52 
 2006-09-06    CHC  ND   7     6   1   0   0   3  0     103   66 
 2006-08-05    CHC   L   6     9   5   5   3   2  1     106   33 
 2006-05-02    CHC   W   9     5   0   0   1   2  0     112   78 
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:    0-1    Road:    3-3    ExtrInn: 2-1 
 vsRHP:   2-1    vsLHP:   1-3    1-Run:   2-1 
 vsEast:  3-3    vsCntrl: 0-1    vsWest:  0-0  IL: 0-0 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
  7 Mon, Apr  7   CHC  L   8-10(12)   3-4   1st    Tied
  6 Sun, Apr  6  @FLA  W   9-2        3-3   1st    Tied
  5 Sat, Apr  5  @FLA  L   3-7        2-3   1st    Tied
  4 Fri, Apr  4  @FLA  L   4-5        2-2   1st    Tied
  3 Thu, Apr  3  @ATL  W   4-3 (10)   2-1   1st    Tied
  2 Wed, Apr  2  @ATL  L   2-10       1-1   2nd  1.0 gb
  1 Mon, Mar 31  @ATL  W  12-11(12)   1-0   1st    Tied
 Last 10: 3-4    Last 20: 3-4    Last 30: 3-4 
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Mon, Apr 07, 2008 CHC 10 @PIT  8 (12)   W:Jon Lieber (1-1), L: Evan Meek (0-1), S: Carlos Marmol (1)

Sun, Sep 23, 2007 CHC  8  PIT  0        W:Carlos Zambrano , L: Tom Gorzelanny , S: none
Sat, Sep 22, 2007 CHC  9  PIT  5        W:Rich Hill , L: Zach Duke , S: none
Fri, Sep 21, 2007 CHC 13  PIT  8        W:Scott Eyre , L: Franquelis Osoria , S: none
Sun, Sep 09, 2007 PIT 10  CHC  5        W:Matt Morris , L: Steve Trachsel , S: none
Sat, Sep 08, 2007 CHC  5 @PIT  1        W:Carlos Zambrano , L: Ian Snell , S: none
Fri, Sep 07, 2007 PIT  6  CHC  1        W:Tom Gorzelanny , L: Rich Hill , S: none
Sun, Jul 08, 2007 PIT  6  CHC  2        W:Shane Youman , L: Carlos Zambrano , S: none
Sat, Jul 07, 2007 CHC  7 @PIT  1        W:Ted Lilly , L: John Van Benschoten , S: none
Fri, Jul 06, 2007 PIT  8  CHC  4        W:Paul Maholm , L: Jason Marquis , S: none
Season Series: 2008 - CHC leads 1-0; 2007 - CHC won 8-7; 2006 - PIT won 9-6; All-Time - PIT leads 1189-1117

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

For the 2007 season

Stat

Best

Middle

Worst

RS/G

NYY  5.98

BAL  4.67

WSN  4.15

RA/G

BOS  4.06

KCR  4.80

TBD  5.83

BA

M. Ordonez  .363

J. Francoeur  .293

J. LaRue  .148

OBP

B. Bonds  .480

J. Varitek  .367

J. LaRue  .240

SLG

C. Ross  .653

T. Tulowitzki  .479

A. Gonzalez  .249

OPS

A. Rodriguez  1.067

G. Sheffield  .839

J. LaRue  .512

ERA

J. Peavy  2.54

A. Pettitte  4.05

S. Olsen  5.81

K/9IP

E. Bedard  10.93

G. Meche  6.50

A. Cook  3.31

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NOTE: Team stats shown are for the 2008 season. Player Stats for the 2007 season. We will switch to 2008 stats on May 1st.

Chicago Cubs Batters (5.14 RS/G) vs. Pittsburgh Pirates Pitchers (6.86 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 57.Duke*
G/S/vB
55.Capps
G/S/vB
32.Dumatrait*
G/S/vB
34.Grabow*
G/S/vB
43.Marte*
G/S/vB
44.Meek
G/S/vB
52.Osoria
G/S/vB
30.Yates
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
24.Blanco G/S/vP 5/.400 3/.666 ··· 2/.000 2/.000 ··· ··· ··· 58/36 .167/.193/.222/.415 .145/.574 .408 / 0/0 0/0
5.Cedeno G/S/vP 16/.876 3/1.500 1/3.000 5/.400 1/.000 ··· 2/.000 1/.000 80/46 .203/.231/.392/.623 .382/.823 .622 / 2/1 4/2
7.DeRosa G/S/vP 6/.000 4/.000 3/.333 3/.666 1/.000 1/no AB 3/.333 4/.500 574/410 .293/.371/.420/.792 .745/.810 .766 / 1/2 10/11
17.Fontenot* G/S/vP ··· 2/1.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 260/201 .278/.336/.402/.738 .586/.781 .633 / 5/4 3/8
1.Fukudome* G/S/vP ··· 1/2.000 1/no AB 1/2.000 1/.000 1/no AB ··· ··· / /// / / / /
9.Johnson G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 4/.250 ··· 1/2.000 2/.500 307/222 .236/.305/.320/.625 .913/.513 .630 / 4/2 2/0
25.Lee G/S/vP 20/1.050 8/.875 3/1.167 2/1.000 2/1.000 1/no AB 5/.600 9/.333 650/509 .317/.400/.513/.913 1.015/.885 .749 / 6/5 22/7
20.Pie* G/S/vP 3/.666 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 1/.000 1/.000 1/.000 1/2.000 194/156 .215/.271/.333/.604 .269/.689 .640 / 8/1 2/0
16.Ramirez G/S/vP 22/1.031 8/1.500 3/.333 7/2.071 3/1.667 1/no AB 6/.834 11/.637 558/431 .310/.366/.549/.915 1.220/.826 .780 / 0/0 26/10
12.Soriano G/S/vP 13/1.356 7/.286 1/2.000 2/.000 6/1.000 1/no AB 3/.666 5/.400 617/481 .299/.337/.560/.897 .825/.917 1.003 / 19/6 33/6
18.Soto G/S/vP 3/.666 2/.000 ··· 4/1.250 2/.000 1/.000 2/1.500 ··· 60/30 .389/.433/.667/1.100 1.096/1.104 1.242 / 0/0 3/0
2.Theriot G/S/vP 14/.453 5/1.200 2/.000 5/.933 3/2.000 1/no AB 2/.000 2/1.000 597/456 .266/.326/.346/.672 .797/.634 .609 / 28/4 3/11
33.Ward* G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 ··· 2/.000 ··· ··· ··· 3/1.000 133/123 .327/.436/.527/.963 .775/.978 .893 / 0/0 3/1
IP 107.1 79.0 18.0 51.2 45.1 28.1 66.0 TOTAL .257/.339/.426/.765 .935/.742 .740 .765 9/2 8/8
ERA-K/9 5.53/3.4 2.28/7.3 15.00/4.5 4.53/7.3 2.38/10.1 /0.0 4.76/4.1 5.18/9.4 6.04/7.3

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Blanco (8-3-2)
 Soto (10-4-0)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 482/.359 315/.220 104/.448 228/.277 182/.200 / 126/.289 294/.251 .276  Soriano
 Johnson
 DeRosa
 Ward
 Pie
 Theriot
122/12/0/19
70/1/8/3
1/0/22/1
1/0/10/1
2/80/0/1
4/0/2/0
OPS .941 .582 1.291 .740 .598 .743 .738 .789
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 87/.884 131/.743 17/1.353 87/.604 75/.352 / 39/.995 116/.960 .785
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 395/.953 184/.473 87/1.275 141/.828 107/.765 / 87/.634 178/.594 .791
Home 227/.878 165/.596 46/1.434 120/.702 83/.469 / 49/.808 144/.694 .740
Last 28d days / / / / / / / /
HR/SB/CS 14/5/5 5/1/0 6/0/0 6/10/0 2/0/1 // 3/1/0 6/7/1 9/6/0
Usage ·····X·· ·X···o·· ·XX·X··· ·Xo··Xo· ·o·X··o· ·X·o··o· ·X·oXo·· ·XX··oo·

NOTE: Team stats shown are for the 2008 season. Player Stats for the 2007 season. We will switch to 2008 stats on May 1st.

Pittsburgh Pirates Batters (6.00 RS/G) vs. Chicago Cubs Pitchers (5.14 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 46.Dempster
G/S/vB
22.Hart
G/S/vB
62.Howry
G/S/vB
32.Lieber
G/S/vB
49.Marmol
G/S/vB
63.Pignatiello*
G/S/vB
34.Wood
G/S/vB
43.Wuertz
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
19.Bautista G/S/vP 8/.542 3/1.167 5/1.500 5/.500 5/.600 ··· 1/.000 4/.750 614/470 .254/.339/.414/.753 .788/.742 .759 / 6/3 15/17
38.Bay G/S/vP 11/.489 2/1.000 7/.286 4/1.250 2/.000 ··· 10/.300 12/1.166 614/462 .247/.327/.418/.746 .742/.747 .723 / 4/1 21/8
10.Bixler G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· / /// / / / /
41.Doumit# G/S/vP 4/1.000 1/.000 2/.500 1/3.000 3/.000 ··· 2/.000 6/.167 279/216 .274/.341/.472/.813 .633/.865 .894 / 1/2 9/3
5.Gomez G/S/vP 14/1.044 ··· 3/.666 18/.466 ··· ··· ··· ··· 240/145 .297/.325/.374/.699 .678/.712 .769 / 1/2 1/3
25.LaRoche* G/S/vP 4/1.250 2/.500 3/1.167 15/1.333 1/no AB ··· 9/1.000 4/.750 632/473 .272/.345/.458/.803 .808/.802 .881 / 1/1 21/6
13.McLouth* G/S/vP 6/1.917 1/.000 ··· 5/1.100 2/2.000 2/.500 2/.500 3/1.000 382/304 .258/.351/.459/.810 .739/.828 .844 / 22/1 13/3
16.Mientkiewicz* G/S/vP 5/1.467 1/.000 6/.533 14/1.015 ··· ··· 3/.666 1/.000 192/159 .277/.349/.440/.789 .613/.822 1.006 / 0/0 5/2
3.Morgan* G/S/vP 2/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 2/.000 2/2.000 2/.000 1/.000 118/87 .299/.359/.430/.789 .836/.773 .807 / 7/3 1/1
22.Nady G/S/vP 8/1.750 2/2.000 10/.400 2/1.500 4/.250 ··· 7/1.857 8/.661 470/366 .278/.330/.476/.805 .819/.802 .772 / 3/1 20/1
26.Paulino G/S/vP 5/.400 2/.000 6/.000 4/.000 4/.500 ··· 3/.666 2/.000 494/375 .263/.314/.389/.703 1.055/.593 .729 / 2/2 11/7
31.Rivas G/S/vP 3/.666 1/2.000 5/.650 4/.500 1/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 11/8 .273/.273/.727/1.000 2.333/.500 / 0/0 1/1
12.Sanchez G/S/vP 10/.522 3/.000 7/1.571 5/.000 3/.666 ··· 6/.500 8/.625 653/476 .304/.343/.442/.784 .956/.721 .790 / 0/1 11/9
IP 66.2 11.0 81.1 78.0 69.1 2.0 24.1 72.1 TOTAL .276/.354/.404/.758 .824/.719 .773 .758 5/3 5/11
ERA-K/9 4.73/7.4 0.82/10.6 3.32/8.0 4.73/6.2 1.43/12.5 4.50/13.5 3.33/8.9 3.48/9.8 4.03/6.9

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Doumit (21-6-5)
 Paulino (74-27-8)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 282/.240 42/.189 336/.245 342/.293 285/.169 8/.375 101/.207 312/.234 .252  Bay
 Doumit
 Nady
 McLouth
 Morgan
 Bautista
142/0/0/13
0/0/38/5
10/11/94/4
24/66/18/2
0/28/0/2
2/5/16/1
OPS .717 .566 .670 .785 .508 1.125 .609 .712 .710
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 130/.813 14/.071 144/.566 161/.836 106/.616 6/1.500 32/.443 93/.707 .811
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 152/.636 28/.829 192/.746 181/.741 179/.445 2/.000 69/.683 219/.714 .669
Road 134/.718 21/.668 156/.626 165/.693 142/.513 2/1.000 54/.783 125/.669 .773
Last 28d days / / / / / / / /
HR/SB/CS 8/9/0 0/1/0 8/2/0 7/2/0 3/9/0 1/0/1 0/0/1 8/7/1 4/7/3
Usage ·····X·· ·X·X··X· ·o·X··X· ·X··X··· ·oXo·X·· ·o····X· ··oo·X·· ·X··o·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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