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Game Preview: CHC @ PIT, 7:05pm, Saturday, May 24, 2008 @PNC Park

Chicago Cubs, 29-19, 1st, 1 up

SP: Jason Marquis (29, RHP, 2-3, 4.96)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. PIT Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (2-3)             45.1  56  27  25  17  27  5    4.96      
 2007 (12-9)           191.2 190 111  98  76 109 22    4.60      
 2006 (14-16)          194.1 221 136 130  75  96 35    6.02      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         2-3  40    48  22  21  16  25  4    4.73   46 
 2008-05-18    PIT   W   6     4   3   2   1   3  1      94   56 
 2008-05-13    SDP   L   5.2   9   4   4   1   3  1      77   37 
 2008-05-04   @STL   L   5.1   7   5   5   5   4  0      89   33 
 2008-04-29    MIL   L   5    10   5   5   1   2  0      98   28 
 2008-04-24   @COL  ND   7     8   2   2   2   4  1      98   55 
 2008-04-19    PIT   W   6     6   1   1   1   7  0     102   62 
 2008-04-13   @PHI  ND   5     4   2   2   5   2  1      86   48 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.PIT      3-1  28.1  29  17  16   7  19  3    5.08   48 
 2008-05-18    PIT   W   6     4   3   2   1   3  1      94   56 
 2008-04-19    PIT   W   6     6   1   1   1   7  0     102   62 
 2007-09-21    PIT  ND   2.2   8   7   7   2   1  0      54   13 
 2007-07-06   @PIT   L   4.2   8   6   6   3   3  2      89   24 
 2007-05-09    PIT   W   9     3   0   0   0   5  0     110   86 
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   19-8    Road:   10-11   ExtrInn: 4-2 
 vsRHP:  18-14   vsLHP:  11-5    1-Run:   5-5 
 vsEast:  4-4    vsCntrl:18-13   vsWest:  7-2  IL: 0-0 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 48 Fri, May 23  @PIT  W  12-3       29-19  1st  1.0 up
 47 Wed, May 21  @HOU  L   3-5       28-19  1st  1.0 up
 46 Tue, May 20  @HOU  L   2-4       28-18  1st  2.0 up
 45 Mon, May 19  @HOU  W   7-2       28-17  1st  2.0 up
 44 Sun, May 18   PIT  W   4-3       27-17  1st  2.0 up
 43 Sat, May 17   PIT  L   6-7       26-17  1st  2.0 up
 42 Fri, May 16   PIT  W   7-4       26-16  1st  2.5 up
 41 Thu, May 15   SDP  W   4-0       25-16  1st  1.5 up
 40 Wed, May 14   SDP  W   8-5       24-16  1st  1.0 up
 39 Tue, May 13   SDP  L   3-4       23-16  1st  1.0 up
 Last 10: 6-4    Last 20:12-8    Last 30:17-13
Pittsburgh Pirates, 22-26, 4th, 7 GB, 6 GB in WC

SP: Phil Dumatrait (26, LHP, 1-2, 4.39)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. CHC Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (1-2)             41    39  21  20  25  28  3    4.39      
 2007 (0-4)             18    39  30  30  12   9  6   15.00      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         1-4  27    36  28  28  15  17  7    9.33   36 
 2008-05-18   @CHC   L   4.2   4   4   4   7   2  0     105   35 
 2008-05-13   @STL  ND   6     4   3   3   3   4  1      88   53 
 2008-05-07    SFG   W   5.2   3   0   0   1   5  0      78   67 
 2008-05-02   @WSN  ND   4     6   4   4   1   4  0      66   37 
 2007-09-09    MIL   L   0     5   4   4   0   0  3      12   24 
 2007-09-01   @STL   L   4.2   7   5   5   1   2  1      98   31 
 2007-08-20    ATL   L   2     7   8   8   2   0  2      54    8 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.CHC      0-1   6.2   9   9   9  11   3  0   12.15   29 
 2008-05-18   @CHC   L   4.2   4   4   4   7   2  0     105   35 
 2007-08-15   @CHC  ND   2     5   5   5   4   1  0      68   23 
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   13-11   Road:    9-15   ExtrInn: 3-3 
 vsRHP:  15-15   vsLHP:   7-11   1-Run:   8-7 
 vsEast: 10-11   vsCntrl: 8-13   vsWest:  4-2  IL: 0-0 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 48 Fri, May 23   CHC  L   3-12      22-26  4th  7.0 gb
 47 Thu, May 22   MIL  W   8-4       22-25  4th  6.0 gb
 46 Wed, May 21   MIL  L   1-4       21-25  5th  6.5 gb
 45 Tue, May 20   MIL  L   2-7       21-24  4th  6.5 gb
 44 Sun, May 18  @CHC  L   3-4       21-23  4th  6.0 gb
 43 Sat, May 17  @CHC  W   7-6       21-22  4th  5.0 gb
 42 Fri, May 16  @CHC  L   4-7       20-22  5th  6.0 gb
 41 Thu, May 15  @STL  W  11-5       20-21  4th  5.0 gb
 40 Wed, May 14  @STL  L   1-5       19-21  5th  5.0 gb
 39 Tue, May 13  @STL  W   8-4 (10)  19-20  5th  4.0 gb
 Last 10: 4-6    Last 20:11-9    Last 30:15-15
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Fri, May 23, 2008 CHC 12 @PIT  3        W:Carlos Zambrano (7-1), L: Zach Duke (2-3), S: none
Sun, May 18, 2008 CHC  4  PIT  3        W:Jason Marquis (2-3), L: Phil Dumatrait (1-2), S: Kerry Wood (10)
Sat, May 17, 2008 PIT  7 @CHC  6        W:Damaso Marte (3-0), L: Carlos Marmol (1-1), S: Matt Capps (10)
Fri, May 16, 2008 CHC  7  PIT  4        W:Sean Gallagher (1-0), L: Tom Gorzelanny (3-4), S: Kerry Wood (9)
Sun, Apr 20, 2008 CHC 13  PIT  6        W:Ryan Dempster (3-0), L: Zach Duke (0-1), S: none
Sat, Apr 19, 2008 CHC 13  PIT  1        W:Jason Marquis (1-0), L: Tom Gorzelanny (1-2), S: none
Fri, Apr 18, 2008 CHC  3  PIT  2        W:Rich Hill (1-0), L: Ian Snell (2-1), S: Kerry Wood (4)
Thu, Apr 10, 2008 CHC  7 @PIT  3        W:Jon Lieber (2-1), L: Matt Morris (0-1), S: none
Wed, Apr 09, 2008 CHC  6 @PIT  4 (15)   W:Kevin Hart (2-0), L: Phil Dumatrait (0-1), S: Sean Marshall (1)
Mon, Apr 07, 2008 CHC 10 @PIT  8 (12)   W:Jon Lieber (1-1), L: Evan Meek (0-1), S: Carlos Marmol (1)
Season Series: 2008 - CHC leads 9-1; 2007 - CHC won 8-7; 2006 - PIT won 9-6; All-Time - PIT leads 1190-1125

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  5.81

MIN  4.54

SDP  3.36

RA/G

OAK  3.69

KCR  4.54

TEX  5.58

BA

C. Jones  .415

A. Huff  .246

R. Howard  .202

OBP

C. Jones  .487

C. Pena  .310

R. Cano  .265

SLG

L. Berkman  .773

A. Rios  .381

K. Suzuki  .298

OPS

L. Berkman  1.240

J. Lopez  .695

M. Bourn  .574

ERA

E. Volquez  1.34

S. Chacon  4.11

K. Rogers  6.66

K/9IP

E. Volquez  11.04

P. Maholm  6.37

J. Garland  1.96

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Chicago Cubs Batters (5.81 RS/G) vs. Pittsburgh Pirates Pitchers (5.46 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 32.Dumatrait*
G/S/vB
61.Burnett*
G/S/vB
55.Capps
G/S/vB
34.Grabow*
G/S/vB
43.Marte*
G/S/vB
52.Osoria
G/S/vB
56.Salas
G/S/vB
30.Yates
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
24.Blanco G/S/vP 2/.500 ··· 3/.666 2/.000 2/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· 29/20 .308/.379/.308/.687 1.056/.522 .800 13/.558 0/0 0/
5.Cedeno G/S/vP 6/.833 2/1.500 4/1.667 6/.666 2/1.000 3/1.000 1/2.000 2/.000 84/41 .329/.410/.466/.875 .691/1.075 .797 44/.830 2/0 1/
7.DeRosa G/S/vP 9/.756 2/no AB 6/.000 3/.666 2/.000 7/.143 2/1.500 6/.367 187/127 .312/.409/.461/.870 .984/.816 .599 93/.892 3/0 4/
15.Edmonds* G/S/vP 3/1.000 2/1.000 4/.250 9/.111 4/1.417 1/2.000 ··· 1/no AB 119/97 .171/.254/.219/.473 .279/.519 .572 49/.408 2/1 1/
17.Fontenot* G/S/vP ··· ··· 3/.666 ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 75/68 .254/.365/.413/.778 .533/.799 .888 34/1.071 1/0 2/
1.Fukudome* G/S/vP 6/1.000 ··· 2/2.000 1/2.000 2/.000 3/.000 ··· 3/.333 199/150 .305/.409/.431/.840 .818/.847 .574 100/.714 4/2 2/
6.Hoffpauir* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 2/1.000 ··· 8/7 .429/.500/.714/1.214 .000/1.405 1.405 8/1.214 0/0 0/
9.Johnson G/S/vP 5/.200 2/4.000 1/.000 ··· 5/.200 3/1.334 2/.000 3/.333 156/94 .269/.348/.373/.722 .835/.649 .713 80/.695 1/2 2/
25.Lee G/S/vP 9/.611 4/.750 9/.778 3/.666 3/1.334 8/.375 2/.000 12/.349 220/160 .296/.359/.538/.897 .900/.895 .845 111/.722 3/1 11/
16.Ramirez G/S/vP 9/1.556 4/.500 9/1.301 7/2.071 4/1.750 10/1.200 1/2.000 15/.641 197/141 .296/.416/.519/.935 .851/.969 .995 90/.906 1/1 8/
12.Soriano G/S/vP 6/1.000 1/.000 8/.625 4/.000 6/1.000 4/.500 ··· 7/1.262 147/103 .285/.320/.562/.882 1.289/.703 .685 86/1.134 3/0 10/
18.Soto G/S/vP 6/.750 1/no AB 3/.000 4/1.250 4/.250 6/1.833 1/.000 3/1.167 186/132 .306/.409/.586/.995 1.145/.935 .994 97/.972 0/0 9/
2.Theriot G/S/vP 6/.334 1/no AB 6/1.334 5/.933 5/1.300 5/.400 2/.000 5/.800 203/151 .320/.396/.399/.795 .946/.744 .690 111/.740 9/7 1/
IP 41.0 7.2 20.2 21.1 22.2 32.1 6.2 21.2 TOTAL .287/.371/.451/.822 .871/.802 .736 .823 30/13 53/28
ERA-K/9 4.39/6.1 9.39/8.2 2.61/5.2 1.69/8.9 4.37/9.5 4.73/3.3 6.75/6.7 2.91/5.0 5.05/5.6

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Blanco (4-1-1)
 Soto (21-10-3)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 183/.255 43/.355 82/.244 89/.214 92/.241 141/.316 32/.357 96/.184 .291  Fukudome
 Soriano
 Edmonds
 DeRosa
 Hoffpauir
 Johnson
0/2/44/3
32/0/0/2
0/30/0/1
12/0/4/0
2/0/0/0
10/32/0/0
OPS .749 1.145 .592 .556 .558 .846 .919 .626 .802
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 39/.559 6/.000 36/.871 23/.399 31/.465 49/.865 8/.833 34/.561 .718
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 144/.796 37/1.383 46/.377 66/.611 61/.605 92/.836 24/.937 62/.653 .838
Home 75/.708 31/1.308 48/.517 41/.558 45/.607 70/.806 18/1.000 46/.724 .777
Last 28d days 104/.626 43/1.145 38/.721 42/.795 45/.400 54/.491 32/.919 43/.608
HR/SB/CS 3/2/0 2/0/0 0/3/1 2/1/0 1/0/1 4/0/0 1/0/0 2/2/0 44/30/11
Usage ·····X·· X··X···· ··o···X· ·Xo··o·· ·X····o· ·oo····X X··X·o·· ·o···Xo·
Pittsburgh Pirates Batters (4.85 RS/G) vs. Chicago Cubs Pitchers (4.13 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 21.Marquis
G/S/vB
58.Ascanio
G/S/vB
47.Eyre*
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
19.Bautista G/S/vP 17/.753 1/2.000 3/2.000 8/.686 6/.400 7/.821 3/.000 6/.733 154/108 .216/.287/.366/.652 .935/.538 .490 71/.792 1/1 4/
38.Bay G/S/vP 46/1.213 1/2.000 3/.667 9/.778 7/1.285 5/.400 11/.727 14/1.126 201/145 .273/.398/.521/.919 .892/.927 1.065 104/.948 4/0 11/
10.Bixler G/S/vP 4/.500 ··· ··· 3/.000 3/.000 ··· 1/.000 3/.000 88/71 .175/.241/.200/.441 .620/.399 .459 44/.404 0/0 0/
37.Chavez G/S/vP 7/.572 ··· ··· ··· 3/.000 ··· 5/.000 2/.000 6/4 .333/.333/.500/.833 1.500/.500 .400 6/.833 0/0 0/
5.Gomez G/S/vP ··· ··· 2/.000 5/1.200 18/.466 ··· 1/2.000 1/.000 83/51 .316/.337/.354/.692 .710/.680 .750 50/.714 0/0 0/
25.LaRoche* G/S/vP 25/.740 1/no AB 9/.111 5/.650 17/1.286 4/.250 10/.900 5/.600 180/126 .220/.306/.371/.677 .560/.725 .712 102/.873 1/0 5/
13.McLouth* G/S/vP 19/1.074 1/3.000 5/1.400 2/.500 7/1.071 6/3.033 3/.333 6/.833 217/145 .317/.395/.624/1.020 .870/1.093 .941 109/1.094 5/3 12/
18.Michaels G/S/vP 1/.000 1/.000 4/1.167 1/2.000 3/.666 1/.000 1/.000 2/1.500 88/53 .221/.276/.273/.549 .451/.615 .638 32/.748 1/1 0/
16.Mientkiewicz* G/S/vP 8/.700 ··· 7/1.143 9/1.194 16/.864 ··· 5/.400 3/.000 92/79 .213/.315/.313/.628 .237/.695 .594 50/.618 0/0 1/
22.Nady G/S/vP 20/.516 2/.000 8/1.214 12/.432 6/.500 6/.533 8/1.583 11/.495 200/142 .316/.380/.514/.894 1.016/.846 .869 102/.854 1/0 7/
26.Paulino G/S/vP 10/.200 1/3.000 2/.000 9/.111 7/.572 5/.400 5/.400 3/.000 99/68 .211/.273/.267/.539 .587/.519 .561 63/.446 0/0 0/
31.Rivas G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 6/.533 4/.500 3/.000 1/.000 2/.000 69/50 .212/.235/.242/.478 .541/.454 .459 18/.627 2/0 0/
12.Sanchez G/S/vP 28/.643 ··· 7/.286 10/1.067 8/.000 6/.666 7/.429 10/.500 202/147 .253/.280/.332/.612 .730/.566 .547 115/.707 0/0 1/
IP 45.1 3.0 3.1 23.2 25.0 29.0 23.2 23.0 TOTAL .251/.320/.395/.715 .757/.699 .718 .756 15/6 46/45
ERA-K/9 4.96/5.4 3.00/3.0 0.00/10.9 5.70/6.8 3.24/5.0 1.55/12.7 3.42/8.7 3.13/5.1 3.72/7.2

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Chavez (2-0-0)
 Paulino (18-5-1)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 206/.311 14/.300 13/.167 107/.327 106/.304 106/.125 92/.181 94/.226 .240  Nady
 Michaels
 Bay
 Mientkiewicz
 McLouth
0/0/46/5
17/1/7/3
46/0/0/2
0/0/1/0
4/45/2/0
OPS .844 .885 .481 .930 .873 .408 .542 .659 .701
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 76/.782 7/.833 7/.000 39/1.093 35/1.247 43/.630 40/.488 35/.651 .763
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 130/.876 7/.929 6/1.100 68/.837 71/.692 63/.262 52/.578 59/.663 .662
Road 82/.824 14/.885 4/.250 45/.717 76/.909 33/.451 38/.516 42/.835 .733
Last 28d days 103/.875 14/.885 13/.481 49/.817 52/.962 44/.330 45/.535 47/.486
HR/SB/CS 5/5/0 0/0/0 0/1/0 5/0/0 6/0/0 2/2/0 1/0/0 3/1/2 46/25/11
Usage ·····X·· o··X···· ··X···o· ··o·oX·X ··o·o·X· ····oXo· o····o·o ··o·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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