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Game Preview: CHC @ STL, 3:45pm, Saturday, May 3, 2008 @Busch Stadium III

Chicago Cubs, 17-12, 2nd, 1½ GB, 1 up in WC

SP: Ted Lilly (32, LHP, 1-4, 6.46)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. STL Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (1-4)             30.2  33  22  22  13  25  4    6.46      
 2007 (15-8)           207   181  91  88  55 174 28    3.83      
 2006 (15-13)          181.2 179  98  87  81 160 28    4.31      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         1-4  32.2  33  22  22  13  26  4    6.06   46 
 2008-04-27   @WSN   L   6     4   2   2   2   7  0     108   61 
 2008-04-22    NYM   W   6     4   1   1   4   4  0     107   60 
 2008-04-17    CIN   L   6     6   5   5   3   6  1      94   43 
 2008-04-12   @PHI   L   4.1   7   5   5   2   3  2      86   30 
 2008-04-07   @PIT  ND   3.2   7   5   5   2   1  0      80   26 
 2008-04-02    MIL   L   4.2   5   4   4   0   4  1      77   42 
 2007-09-30   @CIN  ND   2     0   0   0   0   1  0      21   57 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.STL      2-2  33    26  13  13  10  22  4    3.55   57 
 2007-09-15   @STL  ND   6     4   2   2   2   4  0     107   58 
 2007-09-10    STL   W   7     5   3   3   0   7  2      96   62 
 2007-08-20    STL   L   6     7   5   5   3   3  1     112   38 
 2007-07-25   @STL   W   7     6   1   1   3   2  0      89   60 
 2007-04-20    STL   L   7     4   2   2   2   6  1     100   65 
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   11-6    Road:    6-6    ExtrInn: 4-2 
 vsRHP:  10-9    vsLHP:   7-3    1-Run:   4-3 
 vsEast:  4-4    vsCntrl:12-7    vsWest:  1-1  IL: 0-0 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 29 Fri, May  2  @STL  L   3-5 (11)  17-12  2nd  1.5 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
 Last 10: 4-6    Last 20:11-9    Last 30:17-12
St. Louis Cardinals, 19-11, 1st, 1½ up

SP: Kyle Lohse (29, RHP, 3-0, 2.36)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. CHC Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (3-0)             34.1  32   9   9   8  14  0    2.36      
 2007 (9-12)           192.2 207 109  99  57 122 22    4.62      
 2006 (5-10)           126.2 150  83  82  44  97 15    5.83      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         4-0  41.1  38  11  11   8  19  1    2.40   56 
 2008-04-27    HOU   W   6     4   1   1   1   3  0     102   62 
 2008-04-22   @MIL  ND   4     8   4   4   2   1  0      84   29 
 2008-04-17    MIL  ND   7     5   2   2   0   3  0      93   62 
 2008-04-11   @SFG   W   5.1   8   2   2   1   2  0      85   45 
 2008-04-06    WSN   W   7     4   0   0   1   2  0     100   70 
 2008-04-01    COL  ND   5     3   0   0   3   3  0      74   61 
 2007-09-26    ATL   W   7     6   2   2   0   5  1      89   62 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.CHC      1-1  18.1  23   9   8   4  18  3    3.93   50 
 2007-08-02   @CHC  ND   1     2   1   1   1   0  0      29   44 
 2007-04-15   @CHC   W   8     4   0   0   1  12  0     114   85 
 2007-04-05    CHC  ND   6.1  10   2   2   1   3  1     103   47 
 2006-09-23    CHC   L   3     7   6   5   1   3  2      65   25 
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   13-6    Road:    6-5    ExtrInn: 2-2 
 vsRHP:  13-7    vsLHP:   6-4    1-Run:   6-4 
 vsEast:  3-0    vsCntrl:11-6    vsWest:  5-5  IL: 0-0 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 30 Fri, May  2   CHC  W   5-3 (11)  19-11  1st  1.5 up
 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
 Last 10: 6-4    Last 20:12-8    Last 30:19-11
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Fri, May 02, 2008 STL  5  CHC  3 (11)   W:Ron Villone (1-0), L: Chad Fox (0-1), S: none

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
Season Series: 2008 - STL leads 1-0; 2007 - CHC won 11-5; 2006 - CHC won 11-8; All-Time - CHC leads 1137-1073

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  6.10

HOU  4.60

SDP  3.27

RA/G

STL  3.57

CHC  4.45

TEX  6.03

BA

  

  

  

OBP

  

  

  

SLG

  

  

  

OPS

  

  

  

ERA

C. Lee  .96

J. Lannan  3.74

C. Sabathia  7.88

K/9IP

E. Volquez  10.71

Z. Greinke  5.86

J. Garland  2.23

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Chicago Cubs Batters (6.10 RS/G) vs. St. Louis Cardinals Pitchers (3.57 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 26.Lohse
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/.000 1/no AB 6/.000 4/.500 ··· 1/.000 2/.000 8/.804 22/14 .368/.455/.368/.823 1.196/.607 1.000 22/.823 0/0 0/
5.Cedeno G/S/vP 2/.000 5/.400 1/.000 4/.250 1/2.000 5/1.400 3/.666 ··· 54/26 .391/.472/.587/1.059 .793/1.370 .909 53/1.081 2/0 1/
7.DeRosa G/S/vP 13/1.433 2/.000 7/.453 5/1.200 ··· 7/1.096 1/.000 6/.334 122/85 .278/.397/.423/.819 .658/.891 .524 108/.781 1/0 3/
17.Fontenot* G/S/vP 1/no AB 1/.000 2/1.000 2/.500 ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 50/44 .283/.327/.413/.740 .400/.780 .690 45/.708 1/0 1/
1.Fukudome* G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 126/96 .336/.437/.477/.913 .919/.910 .589 110/.830 3/2 1/
9.Johnson G/S/vP 7/.762 1/.000 13/1.205 1/no AB ··· ··· 1/.000 6/.167 101/60 .279/.366/.314/.680 .718/.654 .652 100/.654 1/2 0/
25.Lee G/S/vP 7/.929 ··· 5/.400 10/.556 ··· 10/1.378 12/.583 7/1.738 136/98 .356/.434/.653/1.086 1.177/1.052 .982 118/1.156 2/1 8/
20.Pie* G/S/vP ··· 2/.000 ··· 1/3.000 ··· 5/1.000 ··· ··· 53/45 .213/.283/.298/.581 .250/.644 .690 37/.641 2/0 1/
16.Ramirez G/S/vP 6/3.000 ··· 2/.000 18/.749 ··· 12/.917 5/.400 10/.543 131/98 .276/.412/.533/.946 .996/.928 .885 115/.980 0/1 6/
12.Soriano G/S/vP 28/1.143 2/.000 32/1.206 7/1.771 1/.000 3/.000 4/1.250 4/.250 71/53 .164/.211/.313/.525 .513/.529 .732 53/.645 2/0 3/
18.Soto G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 1/.000 112/80 .333/.420/.615/1.034 1.080/1.015 .967 96/1.080 0/0 5/
2.Theriot G/S/vP 7/1.142 ··· 7/.000 3/.000 ··· 6/.167 2/.500 1/.000 122/90 .321/.388/.422/.810 .882/.785 .639 104/.868 7/5 1/
33.Ward* G/S/vP ··· 6/.567 4/.833 14/.690 ··· 3/1.666 6/1.166 4/.250 27/25 .100/.333/.300/.633 .500/.636 .167 23/.638 0/0 1/
IP 34.1 7.0 15.0 12.2 16.0 11.2 4.0 12.1 TOTAL .285/.373/.448/.821 .801/.829 .711 .840 22/11 32/21
ERA-K/9 2.36/3.7 0.00/7.7 1.80/3.6 7.11/7.1 1.69/7.9 6.17/6.2 9.00/9.0 0.73/8.8 3.37/6.1

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Blanco (4-1-1)
 Soto (12-8-1)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 139/.248 32/.200 65/.228 59/.275 62/.220 48/.298 21/.421 47/.128 .242  Fukudome
 Soriano
 Pie
 DeRosa
 Ward
 Johnson
0/2/26/3
15/0/0/2
0/21/0/1
12/0/2/0
1/0/1/0
7/20/0/0
OPS .607 .664 .648 .866 .529 .844 1.108 .384 .684
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 57/.718 13/1.021 22/.785 23/.673 20/.300 20/.550 5/2.550 16/.188 .757
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 82/.530 19/.387 43/.578 36/.983 42/.643 28/1.060 16/.708 31/.476 .639
Home 94/.442 18/.873 37/.694 38/1.020 43/.428 28/.877 13/1.128 35/.298 .641
Last 28d days 118/.623 28/.721 54/.562 46/.970 46/.556 45/.902 9/.944 44/.385
HR/SB/CS 0/2/0 0/0/0 0/0/0 2/3/0 1/2/0 2/1/0 1/0/1 0/0/0 22/14/5
Usage ·····X·· o···X··· X·o·X··o X·o····X o·X··X·· ···X···· ····o··· X·oo····
St. Louis Cardinals Batters (4.67 RS/G) vs. Chicago Cubs Pitchers (4.45 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 30.Lilly*
G/S/vB
44.Fox
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 6/.500 ··· 2/.500 1/2.000 2/.500 ··· 1/.000 3/.000 118/91 .288/.373/.510/.882 1.050/.829 1.033 101/.838 0/0 5/
54.Barton G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/no AB 46/17 .325/.400/.450/.850 .779/.971 .757 40/.796 0/1 0/
16.Duncan* G/S/vP 6/.666 ··· 6/1.133 ··· 6/1.333 ··· ··· 7/.572 83/70 .284/.410/.418/.828 .237/.948 .832 79/.827 1/1 2/
8.Glaus G/S/vP 9/.347 1/.000 10/.600 8/.250 ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 121/89 .248/.331/.390/.721 .768/.704 .621 104/.764 0/0 1/
3.Izturis# G/S/vP 6/.833 3/.000 1/.000 11/.800 ··· ··· 13/.891 2/.500 86/56 .211/.341/.268/.609 .720/.548 .643 71/.595 1/2 0/
7.Kennedy* G/S/vP 14/1.065 1/no AB 11/.864 15/.933 ··· ··· ··· ··· 77/65 .314/.364/.357/.721 1.045/.660 .849 70/.706 2/1 0/
21.LaRue G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 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 9/.333 1/.000 2/.500 2/1.000 ··· 4/.000 1/.000 2/.500 82/47 .306/.390/.625/1.015 .958/1.055 1.045 69/.983 1/0 4/
12.Miles# G/S/vP 6/.334 1/2.000 9/.222 6/1.333 1/.000 3/.000 5/.650 3/.000 67/39 .300/.354/.333/.687 .625/.730 .840 58/.690 0/0 0/
4.Molina G/S/vP 15/.297 1/.000 7/.715 9/1.222 2/.000 9/.777 1/.000 4/.000 97/69 .276/.340/.379/.720 .887/.654 .744 85/.696 0/0 1/
5.Pujols G/S/vP 18/.952 4/1.250 10/1.475 34/1.082 8/.804 10/.875 43/1.002 18/1.199 133/98 .364/.526/.586/1.112 1.211/1.078 .963 116/1.083 2/0 5/
13.Ryan G/S/vP 12/.606 1/no AB 2/.000 2/1.500 ··· 4/1.750 1/.000 3/2.500 27/22 .333/.360/.375/.735 .833/.714 .619 27/.735 1/1 0/
55.Schumaker* G/S/vP 1/.000 1/5.000 5/.800 1/.000 1/2.000 1/.000 ··· 2/.000 119/91 .314/.395/.457/.852 .571/.936 .762 104/.939 3/0 2/
IP 30.2 1.1 15.1 19.1 19.0 5.1 15.0 15.0 TOTAL .280/.374/.415/.789 .786/.790 .800 .786 11/6 21/12
ERA-K/9 6.46/7.3 13.50/0.0 7.04/6.5 1.86/4.2 1.42/12.8 3.38/5.1 4.80/7.8 4.80/5.4 3.94/6.6

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 LaRue (3-2-0)
 Molina (11-3-1)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 139/.266 6/.400 72/.354 81/.273 71/.141 22/.167 60/.189 65/.259 .246  Schumaker
 Barton
 Ankiel
 Ludwick
 Duncan
15/6/15/4
8/0/1/2
0/27/0/0
2/1/22/0
18/0/0/0
OPS .784 1.400 1.011 .742 .433 .551 .611 .776 .720
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 36/1.094 3/2.333 28/1.054 25/.965 27/.644 10/.100 27/.361 23/.737 .742
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 103/.679 3/.000 44/.983 56/.644 44/.307 12/.917 33/.803 42/.798 .708
Road 65/.858 6/1.400 34/.840 55/.700 23/.611 14/.464 27/.582 34/.830 .734
Last 28d days 118/.774 6/1.400 59/.974 73/.763 58/.422 22/.551 49/.536 56/.797
HR/SB/CS 4/1/1 1/0/0 3/0/0 2/0/0 1/1/0 0/1/0 1/0/0 3/0/2 27/16/9
Usage ·····X·· X······· X·X····o X··X··o· ·XX····X o··o·o·· oX···o·· X·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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