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Game Preview: CHC @ PIT, 7:05pm, Tuesday, August 26, 2008 @PNC Park

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Chicago Cubs, 81-50, 1st, 5 up

SP: Carlos Zambrano (27, RHP, 13-5, 3.29)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. PIT Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (13-5)           164   150  63  60  57 111 16    3.29      
 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         3-2  43.2  40  23  22  19  33  8    4.53   51 
 2008-08-21    CIN   W   7     6   1   1   4   4  1     105   61 
 2008-08-15   @FLA  ND   6     4   5   5   5   6  1     119   45 
 2008-08-09    STL   L   4.1  10   9   9   1   3  4      88    9 
 2008-08-03    PIT  ND   5     3   2   1   1   2  1      82   56 
 2008-07-29   @MIL   W   8     5   0   0   2   9  0     118   79 
 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 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.PIT      3-0  28    21  10   8  13  25  1    2.57   57 
 2008-08-03    PIT  ND   5     3   2   1   1   2  1      82   56 
 2008-05-23   @PIT   W   7     6   2   2   1   6  0     109   62 
 2008-05-17    PIT  ND   4     7   5   4   3   3  0      73   30 
 2007-09-23    PIT   W   6     3   0   0   3   6  0      93   69 
 2007-09-08   @PIT   W   6     2   1   1   5   8  0     112   67 
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   49-19   Road:   32-31   ExtrInn: 8-5 
 vsRHP:  56-38   vsLHP:  25-12   1-Run:  18-19
 vsEast: 16-8    vsCntrl:36-23   vsWest: 23-10 IL: 6-9 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
131 Mon, Aug 25  @PIT  W  12-3       81-50  1st  5.0 up
130 Sun, Aug 24   WSN  W   6-1       80-50  1st  4.5 up
129 Sat, Aug 23   WSN  W   9-2       79-50  1st  4.5 up
128 Fri, Aug 22   WSN  L   5-13      78-50  1st  4.5 up
127 Thu, Aug 21   CIN  W   3-2       78-49  1st  5.5 up
126 Wed, Aug 20   CIN  L   1-2       77-49  1st  5.0 up
125 Tue, Aug 19   CIN  W   5-0       77-48  1st  6.0 up
124 Sun, Aug 17  @FLA  W   9-2       76-48  1st  5.5 up
123 Sat, Aug 16  @FLA  L   1-2       75-48  1st  4.5 up
122 Fri, Aug 15  @FLA  W   6-5       75-47  1st  5.5 up
 Last 10: 7-3    Last 20:15-5    Last 30:22-8 
Pittsburgh Pirates, 57-74, 5th, 24 GB, 19 GB in WC

SP: Ian Snell (26, RHP, 5-10, 5.60)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. CHC Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (5-10)           133.1 170  88  83  74 108 14    5.60      
 2007 (9-12)           208   209  94  87  68 177 22    3.76      
 2006 (14-11)          186   198 104  98  74 169 29    4.74      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         2-3  39    45  22  21  19  37  5    4.85   48 
 2008-08-19   @STL   W   7     4   0   0   1   8  0     103   76 
 2008-08-14    CIN   L   6     6   2   2   5   2  1     107   49 
 2008-08-09   @PHI   L   6     8   3   3   3   5  0     106   46 
 2008-08-03   @CHC  ND   4     7   4   4   3   3  0      86   32 
 2008-07-28    COL   W   7     8   4   4   1   8  1     100   52 
 2008-07-23   @HOU  ND   3     6   5   5   3   6  1      85   30 
 2008-07-18   @COL   L   6     6   4   3   3   5  2      96   48 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.CHC      0-3  29    37  18  16   9  19  2    4.97   45 
 2008-08-03   @CHC  ND   4     7   4   4   3   3  0      86   32 
 2008-04-18   @CHC   L   6     9   3   3   1   5  0      93   46 
 2007-09-08    CHC   L   7     7   4   3   1   3  1      89   51 
 2007-05-08   @CHC  ND   7    10   3   2   0   5  0      98   52 
 2007-05-02    CHC   L   5     4   4   4   4   3  1      91   42 
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   34-32   Road:   23-42   ExtrInn:11-4 
 vsRHP:  43-52   vsLHP:  14-22   1-Run:  19-17
 vsEast: 15-17   vsCntrl:26-34   vsWest: 10-14 IL: 6-9 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
131 Mon, Aug 25   CHC  L   3-12      57-74  5th 24.0 gb
130 Sun, Aug 24  @MIL  L   3-4 (12)  57-73  5th 23.0 gb
129 Sat, Aug 23  @MIL  L   3-6       57-72  5th 22.0 gb
128 Fri, Aug 22  @MIL  L   4-10      57-71  5th 21.0 gb
127 Wed, Aug 20  @STL  L   2-11      57-70  5th 20.5 gb
126 Tue, Aug 19  @STL  W   4-1       57-69  5th 20.5 gb
125 Mon, Aug 18   NYM  W   5-2       56-69  5th 20.5 gb
124 Sun, Aug 17   NYM  L   0-4       55-69  5th 21.0 gb
123 Sat, Aug 16   NYM  L   4-7       55-68  5th 20.0 gb
122 Fri, Aug 15   NYM  L   1-2       55-67  5th 20.0 gb
 Last 10: 2-8    Last 20: 6-14   Last 30:10-20
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Mon, Aug 25, 2008 CHC 12 @PIT  3        W:Ted Lilly (13-7), L: Jeff Karstens (2-3), S: none
Sun, Aug 03, 2008 CHC  8  PIT  5        W:Chad Gaudin (8-4), L: Craig Hansen (1-4), S: Carlos Marmol (6)
Sat, Aug 02, 2008 CHC  5  PIT  1        W:Ted Lilly (11-6), L: Paul Maholm (7-7), S: none
Fri, Aug 01, 2008 PIT  3 @CHC  0        W:Jeff Karstens (1-0), L: Jason Marquis (6-7), S: John Grabow (1)
Sun, May 25, 2008 PIT  6  CHC  5 (11)   W:Damaso Marte (4-0), L: Jon Lieber (2-3), S: none
Sat, May 24, 2008 PIT  5  CHC  4 (14)   W:John Grabow (4-1), L: Michael Wuertz (0-1), S: none
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)
Season Series: 2008 - CHC leads 12-4; 2007 - CHC won 8-7; 2006 - PIT won 9-6; All-Time - PIT leads 1193-1128

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  5.56

LAA  4.65

WSN  3.71

RA/G

TOR  3.92

SFG  4.62

TEX  6.08

BA

C. Jones  .359

V. Wells  .292

J. Towles  .143

OBP

A. Pujols  .467

J. Hamilton  .365

T. Pena  .184

SLG

A. Pujols  .639

R. Belliard  .479

T. Pena  .209

OPS

A. Pujols  1.106

J. Willingham  .836

T. Pena  .393

ERA

C. Lee  2.43

B. Looper  3.94

C. Silva  6.36

K/9IP

T. Lincecum  10.13

J. Jurrjens  6.45

L. Hernandez  3.49

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

Chicago Cubs Batters (5.44 RS/G) vs. Pittsburgh Pirates Pitchers (5.46 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 45.Snell
G/S/vB
54.Bautista
G/S/vB
61.Burnett*
G/S/vB
55.Capps
G/S/vB
34.Grabow*
G/S/vB
38.Hansen
G/S/vB
30.Yates
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
24.Blanco G/S/vP 3/.000 ··· ··· 3/.666 4/.000 ··· ··· 99/55 .293/.337/.424/.761 .895/.656 .688 24/.879 0/0 3/
5.Cedeno G/S/vP 5/1.400 1/.000 2/1.500 5/1.750 7/.572 ··· 3/.000 180/89 .274/.335/.366/.701 .672/.732 .635 24/.596 4/1 2/
7.DeRosa G/S/vP 8/1.125 1/no AB 2/no AB 6/.000 4/.833 1/.000 6/.367 495/356 .287/.381/.481/.861 .864/.860 .770 98/1.111 5/0 18/
15.Edmonds* G/S/vP 20/1.072 4/1.000 2/1.000 5/.200 9/.111 1/.000 1/no AB 338/293 .231/.341/.462/.803 .484/.855 .774 59/1.043 2/1 16/
17.Fontenot* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 3/.666 ··· ··· 1/.000 226/208 .286/.372/.510/.882 .508/.912 .931 37/.734 2/0 8/
1.Fukudome* G/S/vP 5/.800 1/no AB ··· 3/1.334 2/2.000 1/.000 4/.833 512/385 .264/.363/.390/.753 .708/.767 .659 89/.611 11/4 9/
9.Johnson G/S/vP 3/1.334 ··· 4/3.250 2/.000 1/.000 ··· 4/.500 307/176 .314/.370/.458/.827 .944/.742 .847 51/1.116 5/5 6/
25.Lee G/S/vP 25/.711 1/.000 4/.750 10/.700 4/.500 1/2.000 13/.481 573/436 .290/.358/.470/.828 .994/.778 .799 101/.701 7/2 18/
16.Ramirez G/S/vP 27/.850 1/no AB 4/.500 10/1.150 8/1.786 1/.000 16/.804 531/407 .288/.384/.518/.902 .749/.950 .720 100/1.075 2/2 22/
12.Soriano G/S/vP 17/1.596 1/.000 2/2.500 10/.800 5/.000 1/3.000 7/1.262 375/267 .283/.341/.540/.881 1.244/.738 .789 119/.908 14/1 22/
18.Soto G/S/vP 5/2.050 ··· 1/no AB 4/.000 6/1.133 1/no AB 4/.833 478/358 .284/.368/.501/.869 .916/.854 .870 82/.974 0/0 19/
2.Theriot G/S/vP 18/1.250 1/.000 2/.500 7/1.142 7/.971 ··· 6/.900 544/407 .317/.394/.371/.766 .788/.758 .735 106/.771 19/13 1/
33.Ward* G/S/vP 2/1.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 2/.000 ··· 4/1.167 93/85 .218/.333/.397/.731 .661/.738 .714 23/.481 0/0 3/
IP 133.1 45.1 43.1 41.1 63.0 40.2 59.1 TOTAL .280/.358/.449/.807 .830/.800 .750 .858 75/29 152/75
ERA-K/9 5.60/7.3 4.17/6.6 4.36/6.9 3.05/6.3 3.00/7.3 5.31/6.2 5.01/6.5 5.09/5.9

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Blanco (10-10-3)
 Soto (56-22-4)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 631/.313 196/.261 196/.261 163/.245 266/.216 191/.231 275/.261 .287  Soriano
 Fukudome
 Johnson
 Edmonds
 DeRosa
 Ward
 Cedeno
80/0/0/6
0/11/114/4
23/63/2/3
0/87/0/1
27/0/26/0
5/0/3/0
0/1/0/0
OPS .882 .806 .823 .686 .657 .703 .769 .824
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 300/.945 65/.672 58/.452 81/.652 64/.605 83/.729 109/.881 .826
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 331/.826 131/.863 138/.996 82/.720 202/.674 108/.683 166/.693 .823
Home 285/.837 93/.595 99/.774 99/.514 131/.695 91/.713 158/.685 .787
Last 28d days 132/.800 47/1.041 31/.878 3/.000 40/.488 51/.745 36/.965
HR/SB/CS 14/18/3 5/5/1 7/5/1 5/4/1 8/3/2 3/2/0 5/4/1 151/86/34
Usage ······X· ·X·o··o· ···X··oo ·o······ ·oo···XX ··X··X·· ·oo····X
Pittsburgh Pirates Batters (4.60 RS/G) vs. Chicago Cubs Pitchers (4.04 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 38.Zambrano
G/S/vB
48.Cotts*
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
34.Wood
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
37.Chavez G/S/vP 3/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 5/.000 95/75 .244/.274/.322/.596 .616/.591 .683 16/.688 0/0 1/
41.Doumit# G/S/vP 14/.846 3/1.167 ··· 4/2.750 3/.000 3/1.167 1/.000 5/.000 360/279 .330/.367/.530/.896 .949/.881 .993 92/.825 2/2 13/
5.Gomez G/S/vP 3/.666 ··· 1/.000 6/1.334 1/.000 1/3.000 ··· 1/2.000 176/111 .292/.337/.342/.679 .629/.705 .763 39/.723 0/0 0/
25.LaRoche* G/S/vP 30/.653 ··· ··· 5/.650 6/.167 2/.000 ··· 11/.818 437/326 .269/.346/.470/.816 .662/.869 .815 40/.847 1/0 17/
15.LaRoche G/S/vP 4/.750 ··· 1/5.000 1/.000 ··· ··· 2/.000 1/3.000 136/90 .169/.279/.297/.576 .586/.570 .621 67/.510 0/0 4/
13.McLouth* G/S/vP 23/.906 2/.000 ··· 4/.250 7/3.024 7/1.000 1/.000 4/.500 550/399 .277/.355/.507/.863 .662/.940 .861 85/.736 14/3 22/
18.Michaels G/S/vP ··· 4/1.750 4/.250 1/2.000 4/.250 ··· 2/.500 2/.000 262/182 .235/.300/.389/.689 .507/.772 .722 64/.756 1/1 8/
16.Mientkiewicz* G/S/vP 7/.629 6/.733 2/.000 9/1.194 2/.000 ··· 1/.000 6/.533 287/239 .279/.369/.381/.750 .705/.759 .747 73/.749 0/0 2/
3.Morgan* G/S/vP 6/.334 ··· ··· ··· 4/.250 ··· ··· 3/.000 70/58 .226/.304/.290/.595 .817/.550 .374 24/.978 3/3 0/
39.Moss* G/S/vP 2/2.500 ··· 1/no AB ··· 1/.000 ··· 2/.000 ··· 169/124 .258/.325/.430/.756 .623/.800 .718 83/.711 1/1 5/
31.Rivas G/S/vP 4/.000 2/1.000 1/.000 7/.762 7/.000 1/.000 1/.000 2/.000 204/153 .222/.267/.323/.590 .864/.499 .663 63/.482 2/2 3/
12.Sanchez G/S/vP 34/.515 1/.000 ··· 11/.964 8/.661 2/1.000 ··· 8/.429 496/389 .252/.271/.352/.623 .777/.580 .546 70/.743 0/1 8/
2.Wilson G/S/vP 45/.470 1/no AB ··· 5/.800 3/.333 10/.733 2/.500 28/.819 302/242 .277/.318/.353/.670 .599/.687 .824 79/.716 2/2 1/
IP 164.0 26.2 84.1 59.0 71.0 44.0 17.0 51.2 TOTAL .261/.323/.409/.732 .719/.736 .742 .678 34/14 129/87
ERA-K/9 3.29/6.1 3.38/11.1 3.95/7.3 5.49/7.0 2.79/11.8 3.68/8.4 1.06/9.5 2.61/11.0 3.75/7.8

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Chavez (11-9-2)
 Doumit (52-18-8)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 684/.243 114/.240 354/.257 257/.307 284/.133 184/.236 65/.167 209/.196 .240  Moss
 McLouth
 Michaels
 Mientkiewicz
 Morgan
30/0/15/5
4/118/2/5
25/8/40/4
0/0/10/1
4/13/3/0
OPS .682 .735 .709 .888 .515 .751 .447 .569 .711
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 342/.691 55/.777 167/.666 103/.903 123/.715 50/.832 25/.163 98/.570 .742
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 342/.673 59/.699 187/.747 154/.878 161/.363 134/.722 40/.624 111/.568 .690
Road 313/.682 65/.627 161/.682 121/.872 114/.601 119/.844 18/.528 100/.644 .735
Last 28d days 131/.795 34/.750 55/.856 40/.955 49/.256 46/.673 51/.472 27/.382
HR/SB/CS 16/7/9 5/1/0 10/1/3 12/3/0 8/3/1 8/2/1 0/3/1 1/1/0 138/66/32
Usage ····X··· ···o·o·· ···X···· ···o···· ·Xo·o·o· ··X····· ·X···o·· ····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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