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Game Preview: CHC @ STL, 8:05pm, Sunday, May 4, 2008 @Busch Stadium III

Chicago Cubs, 18-12, 2nd, ½ GB, 1 up in WC

SP: Jason Marquis (29, RHP, 1-1, 4.45)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. STL Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (1-1)             28.1  36  15  14  10  17  3    4.45      
 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         1-2  36    53  27  25  14  22  3    6.25   39 
 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 
 2008-04-05    HOU  ND   5.1   8   5   4   1   2  1      81   35 
 2007-09-26   @FLA   L   5     9   5   4   2   4  0      77   33 
 2007-09-21    PIT  ND   2.2   8   7   7   2   1  0      54   13 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.STL      4-1  31    27  11  11  12  12  3    3.19   53 
 2007-09-16   @STL   W   6.1   5   1   1   2   4  0      88   61 
 2007-07-26   @STL   L   5     5   6   6   4   1  2      86   30 
 2007-04-27   @STL   W   6.2   5   3   3   3   0  1      98   49 
 2007-04-21    STL   W   7     7   0   0   0   5  0     117   68 
 2002-08-03    STL   W   6     5   1   1   3   2  0      96   57 
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   11-6    Road:    7-6    ExtrInn: 4-2 
 vsRHP:  11-9    vsLHP:   7-3    1-Run:   4-3 
 vsEast:  4-4    vsCntrl:13-7    vsWest:  1-1  IL: 0-0 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 30 Sat, May  3  @STL  W   9-3       18-12  2nd  0.5 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
 Last 10: 4-6    Last 20:12-8    Last 30:18-12
St. Louis Cardinals, 19-12, 1st, ½ up

SP: Todd Wellemeyer (29, RHP, 2-1, 4.14)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. CHC Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (2-1)             37    32  17  17  12  36  6    4.14      
 2007 (3-3)             79.1  77  50  40  40  60 11    4.54      
 2006 (1-4)             78.1  68  38  36  50  54  6    4.14      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         2-1  43    35  18  18  12  41  6    3.77   57 
 2008-04-28    CIN   L   6     7   4   4   2   5  0      97   45 
 2008-04-23   @PIT  ND   6     7   4   4   1   5  1     107   46 
 2008-04-18    SFG   W   7     4   1   1   2   6  0     107   69 
 2008-04-12   @SFG  ND   6     5   5   5   3   7  2      92   46 
 2008-04-07   @HOU  ND   7     5   2   2   1   7  2      87   65 
 2008-04-02    COL   W   5     4   1   1   3   6  1      91   58 
 2007-09-28   @PIT  ND   6     3   1   1   0   5  0      70   67 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.CHC    Has never faced CHC.
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   13-7    Road:    6-5    ExtrInn: 2-2 
 vsRHP:  13-7    vsLHP:   6-5    1-Run:   6-4 
 vsEast:  3-0    vsCntrl:11-7    vsWest:  5-5  IL: 0-0 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 31 Sat, May  3   CHC  L   3-9       19-12  1st  0.5 up
 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
 Last 10: 6-4    Last 20:11-9    Last 30:19-11
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Sat, May 03, 2008 CHC  9 @STL  3        W:Ted Lilly (2-4), L: Kyle Lohse (3-1), S: none
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)
Season Series: 2008 - Tied 1-1; 2007 - CHC won 11-5; 2006 - CHC won 11-8; All-Time - CHC leads 1138-1073

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  6.20

TEX  4.58

SFG  3.26

RA/G

TOR  3.68

HOU  4.45

TEX  5.94

BA

  

  

  

OBP

  

  

  

SLG

  

  

  

OPS

  

  

  

ERA

C. Lee  .96

K. Lohse  3.79

C. Sabathia  7.51

K/9IP

E. Volquez  10.71

J. Washburn  5.95

J. Garland  2.03

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Chicago Cubs Batters (6.20 RS/G) vs. St. Louis Cardinals Pitchers (3.74 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 37.Wellemeyer
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 1/.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 ··· 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 52/1.061 2/0 1/
7.DeRosa G/S/vP 2/no AB 2/.000 7/.453 5/1.200 ··· 8/1.357 2/.000 6/.334 127/90 .277/.397/.426/.823 .658/.892 .558 109/.765 1/0 3/
17.Fontenot* G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 2/1.000 2/.500 ··· 1/.000 1/no AB 1/.000 55/49 .286/.352/.469/.821 .400/.867 .898 49/.775 1/0 2/
1.Fukudome* G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 1/3.000 1/.000 131/101 .348/.443/.500/.943 .919/.950 .680 111/.852 3/2 1/
9.Johnson G/S/vP 4/.500 1/.000 13/1.205 1/no AB ··· ··· 2/.000 6/.167 105/64 .278/.362/.311/.673 .718/.644 .639 99/.639 1/2 0/
25.Lee G/S/vP ··· ··· 5/.400 10/.556 ··· 11/1.245 13/.641 7/1.738 141/103 .352/.433/.639/1.072 1.177/1.034 .957 119/1.065 2/1 8/
20.Pie* G/S/vP ··· 2/.000 ··· 1/3.000 ··· 7/1.000 ··· ··· 55/47 .224/.291/.306/.597 .250/.661 .728 39/.661 2/0 1/
16.Ramirez G/S/vP 1/2.000 ··· 2/.000 18/.749 ··· 12/.917 5/.400 10/.543 131/98 .276/.412/.533/.946 .996/.928 .885 111/1.005 0/1 6/
12.Soriano G/S/vP 2/.000 2/.000 32/1.206 7/1.771 1/.000 4/.250 4/1.250 4/.250 76/58 .169/.224/.324/.548 .513/.559 .750 53/.732 3/0 3/
18.Soto G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 1/no AB 2/.500 1/.000 117/85 .333/.427/.616/1.044 1.080/1.029 .991 97/1.092 0/0 5/
2.Theriot G/S/vP ··· ··· 7/.000 3/.000 ··· 7/.143 3/.333 1/.000 127/95 .316/.381/.412/.793 .882/.764 .616 105/.865 7/5 1/
33.Ward* G/S/vP 1/no AB 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 37.0 7.0 15.0 12.2 16.0 13.2 5.0 12.1 TOTAL .286/.375/.452/.827 .801/.838 .733 .838 23/11 33/21
ERA-K/9 4.14/8.8 0.00/7.7 1.80/3.6 7.11/7.1 1.69/7.9 5.27/6.6 9.00/7.2 0.73/8.8 3.55/6.0

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

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 151/.237 32/.200 65/.228 59/.275 62/.220 58/.291 28/.391 47/.128 .245  Fukudome
 Soriano
 Pie
 DeRosa
 Ward
 Johnson
0/2/27/3
16/0/0/2
0/22/0/1
12/0/2/0
1/0/1/0
7/21/0/0
OPS .730 .664 .648 .866 .529 .837 1.109 .384 .696
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 66/.761 13/1.021 22/.785 23/.673 20/.300 24/.542 7/2.657 16/.188 .781
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 85/.705 19/.387 43/.578 36/.983 42/.643 34/1.057 21/.659 31/.476 .642
Home 74/.686 18/.873 37/.694 38/1.020 43/.428 38/.856 20/1.125 35/.298 .661
Last 28d days 130/.713 27/.751 54/.562 46/.970 46/.556 51/.792 16/1.000 44/.385
HR/SB/CS 6/2/2 0/0/0 0/0/0 2/3/0 1/2/0 2/1/0 1/1/1 0/0/0 23/15/5
Usage ·····X·· ·o···X·· ·X·o·X·· ·X·o···· ·o·X··X· X···X··· X····o·· ·X·oo···
St. Louis Cardinals Batters (4.61 RS/G) vs. Chicago Cubs Pitchers (4.40 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 21.Marquis
G/S/vB
44.Fox
G/S/vB
36.Gallagher
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 3/1.334 ··· ··· 2/.500 1/2.000 3/.667 ··· 1/.000 3/.000 122/92 .280/.369/.495/.864 .940/.836 .998 101/.821 0/0 5/
54.Barton G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 1/no AB 48/18 .317/.404/.439/.843 .800/.912 .751 39/.738 0/1 0/
16.Duncan* G/S/vP 10/1.250 ··· ··· 6/1.133 ··· 7/1.086 ··· ··· 7/.572 84/71 .279/.405/.412/.817 .237/.933 .813 79/.808 1/1 2/
8.Glaus G/S/vP 7/1.381 1/.000 ··· 10/.600 8/.250 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· 125/90 .239/.320/.376/.696 .698/.696 .586 104/.743 0/0 1/
3.Izturis# G/S/vP 17/1.059 3/.000 ··· 1/.000 11/.800 ··· ··· 13/.891 2/.500 89/56 .216/.341/.270/.611 .715/.548 .644 70/.567 1/2 0/
7.Kennedy* G/S/vP 6/.334 1/no AB ··· 11/.864 15/.933 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 78/66 .310/.359/.352/.711 1.045/.650 .831 67/.688 2/1 0/
21.LaRue G/S/vP 11/.495 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 6/.733 1/.000 ··· 2/.500 2/1.000 1/.000 4/.000 1/.000 2/.500 86/48 .303/.384/.618/1.002 .962/1.032 1.021 69/1.031 1/0 4/
12.Miles# G/S/vP 13/1.000 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 8/.875 1/.000 ··· 7/.715 9/1.222 2/.000 9/.777 1/.000 4/.000 100/69 .289/.350/.422/.772 1.044/.654 .825 84/.745 0/0 2/
5.Pujols G/S/vP 17/.698 4/1.250 ··· 10/1.475 34/1.082 9/.708 10/.875 43/1.002 18/1.199 137/99 .359/.518/.602/1.120 1.267/1.065 .984 116/1.122 2/0 6/
13.Ryan G/S/vP 2/.000 1/no AB ··· 2/.000 2/1.500 ··· 4/1.750 1/.000 3/2.500 30/22 .333/.357/.370/.728 .762/.714 .625 30/.728 1/1 0/
55.Schumaker* G/S/vP 1/.000 1/5.000 ··· 5/.800 1/.000 1/2.000 1/.000 ··· 2/.000 123/91 .303/.382/.440/.822 .496/.936 .717 106/.906 3/0 2/
IP 28.1 1.1 15.1 19.1 21.0 5.1 15.0 15.0 TOTAL .276/.369/.415/.784 .783/.784 .792 .782 11/6 23/12
ERA-K/9 4.45/5.4 13.50/0.0 /0.0 7.04/6.5 1.86/4.2 1.29/12.0 3.38/5.1 4.80/7.8 4.80/5.4 3.91/6.6

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 LaRue (3-2-0)
 Molina (12-3-1)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 129/.321 6/.400 / 72/.354 81/.273 78/.129 22/.167 60/.189 65/.259 .244  Schumaker
 Barton
 Ankiel
 Ludwick
 Duncan
16/6/15/4
9/0/1/2
0/28/0/0
2/1/23/0
18/0/0/0
OPS .873 1.400 1.011 .742 .408 .551 .611 .776 .717
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 41/.606 3/2.333 / 28/1.054 25/.965 30/.622 10/.100 27/.361 23/.737 .727
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 88/.991 3/.000 / 44/.983 56/.644 48/.280 12/.917 33/.803 42/.798 .712
Road 55/.832 6/1.400 / 34/.840 55/.700 30/.500 14/.464 27/.582 34/.830 .726
Last 28d days 106/.847 6/1.400 / 55/.916 73/.763 63/.406 22/.551 46/.572 56/.797
HR/SB/CS 3/5/0 1/0/0 // 3/0/0 2/0/0 1/1/0 0/1/0 1/0/0 3/0/2 29/16/9
Usage ····X··· ·X······ ·X·X···· ·X··X··o X·XX···· ·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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