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Game Preview: CHC @ STL, 8:15pm, Friday, May 2, 2008 @Busch Stadium III

Chicago Cubs, 17-11, 2nd, ½ GB, 2 up in WC

SP: Rich Hill (28, LHP, 1-0, 3.79)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. STL Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (1-0)             19    13   8   8  14  14  2    3.79      
 2007 (11-8)           195   170  89  85  63 183 27    3.92      
 2006 (6-7)             99.1  83  51  46  39  90 16    4.17      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         3-0  34.2  26  15  15  18  29  2    3.89   52 
 2008-04-23   @COL  ND   5     3   2   2   4   3  1      84   52 
 2008-04-18    PIT   W   5     3   1   1   3   4  0      82   58 
 2008-04-10   @PIT  ND   3     3   3   3   4   3  0      72   40 
 2008-04-04    HOU  ND   6     4   2   2   3   4  1      88   57 
 2007-09-29   @CIN   W   6     1   0   0   1   4  0      79   73 
 2007-09-22    PIT   W   5     5   3   3   2   4  0      74   47 
 2007-09-17    CIN  ND   4.2   7   4   4   1   7  0      81   40 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.STL      1-0  17.1  13   6   6   5  10  3    3.12   56 
 2007-08-17    STL   W   7     3   1   1   2   7  1     115   72 
 2006-08-26   @STL  ND   7     4   1   1   0   2  1      93   67 
 2006-07-27    STL  ND   3.1   6   4   4   3   1  1      83   30 
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   11-6    Road:    6-5    ExtrInn: 4-1 
 vsRHP:  10-8    vsLHP:   7-3    1-Run:   4-3 
 vsEast:  4-4    vsCntrl:12-6    vsWest:  1-1  IL: 0-0 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 28 Thu, May  1   MIL  L   3-4       17-11  2nd  0.5 gb
 27 Wed, Apr 30   MIL  W  19-5       17-10  1st    Tied
 26 Tue, Apr 29   MIL  L   7-10      16-10  1st    Tied
 25 Sun, Apr 27  @WSN  L   0-2       16-9   1st  0.5 up
 24 Sat, Apr 26  @WSN  W   7-0       16-8   1st  1.5 up
 23 Fri, Apr 25  @WSN  L   3-5       15-8   1st  1.5 up
 22 Thu, Apr 24  @COL  L   2-4       15-7   1st  1.5 up
 21 Wed, Apr 23  @COL  W   7-6 (10)  15-6   1st  2.0 up
 20 Tue, Apr 22   NYM  W   8-1       14-6   1st  1.5 up
 19 Mon, Apr 21   NYM  W   7-1       13-6   1st  0.5 up
 Last 10: 5-5    Last 20:12-8    Last 30:17-11
St. Louis Cardinals, 18-11, 1st, ½ up

SP: Adam Wainwright (26, RHP, 3-1, 2.79)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. CHC Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (3-1)             38.2  30  13  12   9  28  4    2.79      
 2007 (14-12)          202   212  93  83  70 136 13    3.70      
 2006 (2-1)             75    64  26  26  22  72  6    3.12      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         4-2  50.2  44  25  19  12  37  5    3.38   56 
 2008-04-26    HOU   W   9     5   3   3   2   6  3     124   69 
 2008-04-21   @MIL  ND   7     4   2   2   4   6  0      99   63 
 2008-04-16    MIL   W   7.2   5   2   1   2   6  0     115   67 
 2008-04-10   @SFG   L   7     8   4   4   0   6  0      92   51 
 2008-04-05    WSN   W   8     8   2   2   1   4  1     107   61 
 2007-09-29   @PIT   W   7     6   3   3   1   2  0      88   54 
 2007-09-24   @MIL   L   5     8   9   4   2   7  1      95   30 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.CHC      0-3  21.2  33  21  21   9  19  3    8.72   34 
 2007-09-14    CHC   L   7     5   2   2   2   3  1      96   60 
 2007-07-25    CHC   L   5     9   6   6   1   7  0      92   31 
 2007-04-28    CHC   L   4.1   7   6   6   3   2  0      87   24 
 2007-04-22   @CHC  ND   5.1  12   7   7   3   7  2     106   20 
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   12-6    Road:    6-5    ExtrInn: 1-2 
 vsRHP:  13-7    vsLHP:   5-4    1-Run:   6-4 
 vsEast:  3-0    vsCntrl:10-6    vsWest:  5-5  IL: 0-0 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 29 Wed, Apr 30   CIN  W   5-2       18-11  1st    Tied
 28 Tue, Apr 29   CIN  W   7-2       17-11  1st    Tied
 27 Mon, Apr 28   CIN  L   3-4       16-11  2nd  1.0 gb
 26 Sun, Apr 27   HOU  W   5-1       16-10  2nd  0.5 gb
 25 Sat, Apr 26   HOU  W   4-3       15-10  2nd  1.5 gb
 24 Fri, Apr 25   HOU  L   2-3       14-10  2nd  1.5 gb
 23 Thu, Apr 24  @PIT  W   6-2       14-9   2nd  1.5 gb
 22 Wed, Apr 23  @PIT  L   4-7       13-9   3rd  2.5 gb
 21 Tue, Apr 22  @MIL  L   8-9 (12)  13-8   2nd  1.5 gb
 20 Mon, Apr 21  @MIL  W   4-3       13-7   2nd  0.5 gb
 Last 10: 6-4    Last 20:11-9    Last 30:18-11
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Sun, Sep 16, 2007 CHC  4 @STL  2        W:Jason Marquis (12-8), L: Mark Mulder (0-3), S: Ryan Dempster (28)
Sat, Sep 15, 2007 STL  4  CHC  3        W:Joel Pineiro (6-4), L: Sean Marshall (7-8), S: Jason Isringhausen (29)
Sat, Sep 15, 2007 CHC  3 @STL  2        W:Kerry Wood (1-1), L: Ryan Franklin (4-4), S: Ryan Dempster (27)
Fri, Sep 14, 2007 CHC  5 @STL  3        W:Carlos Zambrano (16-12), L: Adam Wainwright (13-11), S: Bobby Howry (8)
Mon, Sep 10, 2007 CHC 12  STL  3        W:Ted Lilly (15-7), L: Joel Pineiro (5-4), S: none
Mon, Aug 20, 2007 STL  6 @CHC  4        W:Joel Pineiro (4-2), L: Ted Lilly (13-6), S: Jason Isringhausen (23)
Sat, Aug 18, 2007 CHC  5  STL  3        W:Sean Marshall (6-6), L: Anthony Reyes (2-12), S: Ryan Dempster (19)
Fri, Aug 17, 2007 CHC  2  STL  1        W:Rich Hill (7-7), L: Braden Looper (10-10), S: Ryan Dempster (18)
Thu, Jul 26, 2007 STL 11  CHC  1        W:Braden Looper (8-8), L: Jason Marquis (7-6), S: none
Wed, Jul 25, 2007 CHC  7 @STL  1        W:Ted Lilly (11-4), L: Adam Wainwright (9-8), S: none
Season Series: 2008 -  0-0; 2007 - CHC won 11-5; 2006 - CHC won 11-8; All-Time - CHC leads 1137-1072

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  6.21

BOS  4.53

SFG  3.21

RA/G

STL  3.59

SFG  4.52

TEX  6.14

BA

  

  

  

OBP

  

  

  

SLG

  

  

  

OPS

  

  

  

ERA

C. Lee  .96

B. Bonser  3.75

C. Sabathia  7.88

K/9IP

J. Sanchez  10.68

I. Snell  5.97

J. Garland  2.23

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Chicago Cubs Batters (6.21 RS/G) vs. St. Louis Cardinals Pitchers (3.59 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 50.Wainwright
G/S/vB
34.Flores*
G/S/vB
31.Franklin
G/S/vB
44.Isringhausen
G/S/vB
46.McClellan
G/S/vB
23.Reyes
G/S/vB
36.Springer
G/S/vB
27.Villone*
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
24.Blanco G/S/vP 2/2.500 1/no AB 6/.000 4/.500 ··· 1/.000 2/.000 7/.619 21/14 .333/.429/.333/.762 1.071/.607 .857 21/.762 0/0 0/
5.Cedeno G/S/vP 6/.666 5/.400 1/.000 4/.250 ··· 5/1.400 3/.666 ··· 53/25 .378/.462/.578/1.039 .793/1.342 .866 52/1.061 2/0 1/
7.DeRosa G/S/vP 5/.650 2/.000 6/.334 5/1.200 ··· 7/1.096 1/.000 5/.400 117/81 .290/.405/.441/.846 .678/.922 .559 107/.853 1/0 3/
17.Fontenot* G/S/vP 3/1.334 1/.000 1/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 47/42 .273/.304/.409/.713 .500/.735 .600 42/.677 1/0 1/
1.Fukudome* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 121/92 .353/.455/.500/.955 .952/.954 .652 109/.878 3/2 1/
9.Johnson G/S/vP ··· ··· 13/1.205 ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 5/.200 98/59 .286/.367/.321/.689 .758/.643 .673 98/.689 1/2 0/
25.Lee G/S/vP 14/.793 ··· 4/.000 9/.500 ··· 10/1.378 12/.583 6/1.667 130/93 .360/.431/.667/1.097 1.164/1.071 1.002 116/1.147 1/1 8/
20.Pie* G/S/vP 3/.666 2/.000 ··· 1/3.000 ··· 5/1.000 ··· ··· 51/43 .200/.275/.267/.541 .250/.600 .558 39/.521 2/0 1/
16.Ramirez G/S/vP 19/1.143 ··· 2/.000 18/.749 ··· 12/.917 5/.400 10/.543 128/95 .279/.406/.538/.945 .996/.926 .878 116/.961 0/1 6/
12.Soriano G/S/vP 10/1.025 2/.000 32/1.206 6/1.000 ··· 3/.000 4/1.250 3/.333 65/48 .164/.215/.279/.494 .544/.476 .711 51/.569 2/0 2/
18.Soto G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 107/76 .330/.421/.615/1.036 1.118/1.002 .963 95/1.058 0/0 5/
2.Theriot G/S/vP 13/1.077 ··· 6/.000 2/.000 ··· 6/.167 2/.500 ··· 116/85 .340/.409/.447/.855 .913/.834 .733 102/.908 7/5 1/
33.Ward* G/S/vP 1/.000 6/.567 4/.833 13/.749 ··· 3/1.666 6/1.166 4/.250 26/24 .105/.346/.316/.662 .500/.667 .182 23/.638 0/0 1/
IP 38.2 6.2 14.0 12.0 15.2 11.2 4.0 10.0 TOTAL .288/.375/.453/.828 .816/.833 .716 .841 21/11 31/20
ERA-K/9 2.79/6.5 0.00/8.1 1.93/3.9 6.00/6.8 1.72/7.5 6.17/6.2 9.00/9.0 0.90/9.0 3.41/6.0

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Blanco (4-1-1)
 Soto (12-7-1)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 152/.213 31/.208 59/.212 53/.271 60/.211 48/.298 21/.421 38/.129 .243  Fukudome
 Soriano
 Pie
 DeRosa
 Ward
 Johnson
0/2/25/3
14/0/0/2
0/20/0/1
12/0/2/0
1/0/1/0
7/19/0/0
OPS .627 .688 .622 .779 .513 .844 1.108 .392 .685
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 55/.989 13/1.021 20/.762 21/.675 20/.300 20/.550 5/2.550 14/.214 .760
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 97/.434 18/.410 39/.551 32/.844 40/.624 28/1.060 16/.708 24/.482 .637
Home 95/.609 17/.932 31/.653 32/.895 41/.399 28/.877 13/1.128 26/.278 .639
Last 28d days 152/.627 27/.751 51/.487 45/.846 49/.548 45/.902 12/1.492 36/.416
HR/SB/CS 4/0/2 0/0/0 0/0/0 1/2/0 1/2/0 2/1/0 1/0/1 0/0/0 21/13/5
Usage ·····X·· ···X···· ·o·X··o· ·o····Xo ·X··X··· ··X····· ···o···X ·oo····o
St. Louis Cardinals Batters (4.66 RS/G) vs. Chicago Cubs Pitchers (4.43 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 53.Hill*
G/S/vB
22.Hart
G/S/vB
62.Howry
G/S/vB
32.Lieber
G/S/vB
49.Marmol
G/S/vB
45.Marshall*
G/S/vB
34.Wood
G/S/vB
43.Wuertz
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
24.Ankiel* G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/no AB ··· 2/.500 ··· ··· 2/.000 113/87 .290/.372/.520/.892 1.026/.846 1.057 100/.866 0/0 5/
54.Barton G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 44/16 .333/.409/.462/.871 .810/.971 .787 42/.864 0/1 0/
16.Duncan* G/S/vP 6/.666 ··· 5/1.400 ··· 6/1.333 ··· ··· 7/.572 82/69 .288/.415/.424/.839 .237/.964 .852 78/.839 1/1 2/
8.Glaus G/S/vP 3/1.666 ··· 9/.666 6/.334 ··· ··· ··· ··· 116/85 .260/.345/.410/.755 .795/.740 .671 103/.786 0/0 1/
3.Izturis# G/S/vP 1/.000 ··· ··· 9/.750 ··· ··· 13/.891 1/no AB 81/51 .212/.350/.273/.623 .720/.564 .668 70/.673 1/2 0/
7.Kennedy* G/S/vP ··· ··· 11/.864 15/.933 ··· ··· ··· ··· 77/65 .314/.364/.357/.721 1.045/.660 .849 70/.706 2/1 0/
21.LaRue G/S/vP 2/.500 ··· 4/.000 20/.513 ··· ··· 34/.277 5/.900 33/26 .077/.273/.077/.350 .286/.364 .542 29/.363 0/0 0/
47.Ludwick G/S/vP 3/.000 ··· 1/no AB ··· ··· 4/.000 1/.000 2/.500 77/43 .309/.390/.647/1.037 .939/1.111 1.084 68/.991 1/0 4/
12.Miles# G/S/vP 3/.000 ··· 9/.222 6/1.333 1/.000 3/.000 5/.650 3/.000 66/38 .288/.344/.322/.666 .625/.694 .801 61/.654 0/0 0/
4.Molina G/S/vP 6/.333 1/.000 6/.334 7/1.286 2/.000 9/.777 1/.000 4/.000 92/65 .265/.326/.361/.688 .866/.614 .693 84/.667 0/0 1/
5.Pujols G/S/vP 8/.875 1/.000 9/1.413 33/1.118 8/.804 10/.875 42/1.029 17/1.172 128/94 .365/.523/.594/1.117 1.199/1.088 .963 115/1.106 2/0 5/
13.Ryan G/S/vP 2/1.000 1/no AB 1/.000 ··· ··· 4/1.750 1/.000 2/3.000 22/17 .300/.333/.300/.633 .833/.588 .471 22/.633 1/0 0/
55.Schumaker* G/S/vP ··· ··· 4/1.000 ··· 1/2.000 ··· ··· 2/.000 115/88 .317/.400/.436/.836 .594/.908 .726 101/.915 3/0 1/
IP 19.0 16.0 13.1 15.2 19.0 5.0 14.0 13.2 TOTAL .279/.374/.415/.788 .787/.789 .800 .790 11/5 20/12
ERA-K/9 3.79/6.6 5.06/7.3 8.10/6.1 2.30/4.6 1.42/12.8 3.60/3.6 5.14/8.4 4.61/5.3 3.96/6.7

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 LaRue (3-2-0)
 Molina (10-3-1)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 83/.197 76/.262 63/.375 66/.258 71/.141 21/.176 57/.200 59/.241 .245  Schumaker
 Barton
 Ankiel
 Ludwick
 Duncan
14/6/15/4
7/0/1/2
0/26/0/0
2/1/21/0
18/0/0/0
OPS .671 .799 1.082 .745 .433 .580 .646 .731 .717
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 19/.652 25/1.330 24/1.250 21/.960 27/.644 9/.111 26/.376 21/.812 .740
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 64/.671 51/.558 39/.981 45/.646 44/.307 12/.917 31/.858 38/.687 .704
Road 37/.749 33/.782 25/.951 40/.687 23/.611 13/.503 24/.659 28/.745 .727
Last 28d days 83/.671 69/.812 50/1.054 66/.745 58/.422 21/.580 46/.572 53/.700
HR/SB/CS 2/2/1 2/3/0 3/0/0 2/0/0 1/1/0 0/1/0 1/0/0 3/0/1 26/16/8
Usage ········ ··X····X ·X····o· ··X··o·· XX····X· ··o·o··· X···o··· ·oo·oX··

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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