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Game Preview: CHC @ TBR, 7:10pm, Tuesday, June 17, 2008 @Tropicana Field

Chicago Cubs, 45-25, 1st, 3½ up

SP: Ryan Dempster (31, RHP, 8-2, 2.81)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. TBR Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (8-2)             89.2  60  35  28  35  75  8    2.81      
 2007 (2-7)             66.2  59  36  35  30  55  8    4.73      
 2006 (1-9)             75    77  47  40  36  67  5    4.80      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         4-1  46.2  34  15  15  15  46  5    2.89   61 
 2008-06-11    ATL   W   9     4   2   2   0  11  1     119   82 
 2008-06-05   @LAD  ND   5.1   5   3   3   2   1  1      82   45 
 2008-05-31    COL   W   5     3   3   3   4   7  2      93   52 
 2008-05-26    LAD   W   7     7   1   1   3   3  0     117   59 
 2008-05-20   @HOU   L   6     6   4   4   2   5  1     109   47 
 2008-05-15    SDP   W   8.1   6   0   0   1  12  0     116   82 
 2008-05-10    ARI  ND   6     3   2   2   3   7  0     118   62 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.TBR    Has never faced TBR.
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   29-8    Road:   16-17   ExtrInn: 6-4 
 vsRHP:  30-18   vsLHP:  15-7    1-Run:  11-9 
 vsEast:  7-4    vsCntrl:18-15   vsWest: 18-5  IL: 2-1 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 70 Sun, Jun 15  @TOR  W   7-4       45-25  1st  3.5 up
 69 Sat, Jun 14  @TOR  W   6-2       44-25  1st  3.5 up
 68 Fri, Jun 13  @TOR  L   2-3       43-25  1st  3.5 up
 67 Thu, Jun 12   ATL  W   3-2 (11)  43-24  1st  3.5 up
 66 Wed, Jun 11   ATL  W   7-2       42-24  1st  2.5 up
 65 Tue, Jun 10   ATL  W  10-5       41-24  1st  2.5 up
 64 Sun, Jun  8  @LAD  W   3-1       40-24  1st  2.5 up
 63 Sat, Jun  7  @LAD  L   3-7       39-24  1st  2.5 up
 62 Fri, Jun  6  @LAD  L   0-3       39-23  1st  3.5 up
 61 Thu, Jun  5  @LAD  W   5-4       39-22  1st  3.5 up
 Last 10: 7-3    Last 20:16-4    Last 30:21-9 
Tampa Bay Rays, 40-29, 2nd, 2 GB, 2 up in WC

SP: Scott Kazmir (24, LHP, 6-2, 1.74)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. CHC Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (6-2)             51.2  34  11  10  16  54  2    1.74      
 2007 (13-9)           206.2 196  91  80  89 239 18    3.48      
 2006 (10-8)           144.2 132  59  52  52 163 15    3.24      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         6-1  47.2  28   7   7  13  49  2    1.32   69 
 2008-06-11   @LAA   L   6.2   6   3   3   3  10  1     117   57 
 2008-06-06   @TEX   W   8     6   2   2   0   6  1     111   68 
 2008-05-31    CHW   W   7     3   0   0   3   6  0     106   74 
 2008-05-26    TEX   W   7     3   1   1   0  10  0      95   77 
 2008-05-20   @OAK   W   7     4   1   1   1   8  0      97   72 
 2008-05-15    NYY   W   6     3   0   0   3   3  0     100   66 
 2008-05-10    LAA   W   6     3   0   0   3   6  0     108   69 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.CHC    Has never faced CHC.
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   26-11   Road:   14-18   ExtrInn: 5-1 
 vsRHP:  29-20   vsLHP:  11-9    1-Run:  10-7 
 vsEast: 21-15   vsCntrl: 5-4    vsWest: 11-7  IL: 3-3 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 69 Sun, Jun 15   FLA  L   3-9       40-29  2nd  2.5 gb
 68 Sat, Jun 14   FLA  W   4-1       40-28  2nd  1.5 gb
 67 Fri, Jun 13   FLA  W   7-3       39-28  2nd  1.5 gb
 66 Wed, Jun 11  @LAA  L   2-4       38-28  2nd  2.0 gb
 65 Tue, Jun 10  @LAA  L   1-6       38-27  2nd  1.0 gb
 64 Mon, Jun  9  @LAA  W  13-4       38-26  2nd  1.0 gb
 63 Sun, Jun  8  @TEX  L   3-6       37-26  2nd  1.5 gb
 62 Sat, Jun  7  @TEX  W   5-4       37-25  2nd  0.5 gb
 61 Fri, Jun  6  @TEX  W  12-4       36-25  2nd  0.5 gb
 60 Thu, Jun  5  @BOS  L   1-7       35-25  2nd  1.5 gb
 Last 10: 5-5    Last 20:11-9    Last 30:17-13
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Thu, Jun 05, 2003 CHC  8  TBD  1        W:Matt Clement (3-6), L: Dewon Brazelton (1-5), S: none
Wed, Jun 04, 2003 TBD  5 @CHC  2        W:Victor Zambrano (2-3), L: Shawn Estes (5-5), S: none
Tue, Jun 03, 2003 CHC  3  TBD  2        W:Mike Remlinger (4-0), L: Alan Levine (2-2), S: none
Season Series: 2008 -  0-0; 2007 -  0-0; 2006 -  0-0; All-Time - CHC leads 2-1

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  5.55

TBR  4.54

WSN  3.75

RA/G

OAK  3.65

BAL  4.59

TEX  5.83

BA

C. Jones  .403

B. DeWitt  .279

A. Cabrera  .184

OBP

C. Jones  .493

M. Young  .348

J. Vidro  .262

SLG

L. Berkman  .704

C. Guzman  .447

A. Cabrera  .247

OPS

L. Berkman  1.149

C. Snyder  .799

A. Cabrera  .529

ERA

E. Volquez  1.64

J. Moyer  4.12

B. Bonser  6.45

K/9IP

E. Volquez  10.74

R. Nolasco  6.13

L. Hernandez  2.82

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Chicago Cubs Batters (5.53 RS/G) vs. Tampa Bay Rays Pitchers (4.17 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 19.Kazmir*
G/S/vB
50.Balfour
G/S/vB
47.Glover
G/S/vB
49.Hammel
G/S/vB
39.Howell*
G/S/vB
57.Miller*
G/S/vB
40.Percival
G/S/vB
35.Wheeler
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
24.Blanco G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 1/no AB 1/.000 ··· 50/32 .298/.340/.362/.702 .742/.679 .571 22/.682 0/0 1/
5.Cedeno G/S/vP ··· ··· 3/1.666 ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 4/.000 113/61 .287/.357/.386/.743 .606/.863 .678 34/.478 3/1 1/
7.DeRosa G/S/vP 3/.000 ··· ··· ··· 2/.000 3/1.000 ··· 6/1.100 264/186 .299/.384/.464/.848 .952/.806 .686 89/.825 3/0 8/
15.Edmonds* G/S/vP ··· ··· 3/1.000 ··· ··· 7/.000 1/no AB 10/.597 176/150 .234/.297/.354/.652 .314/.713 .660 64/.919 2/1 3/
17.Fontenot* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 2/.500 ··· 108/98 .239/.340/.380/.720 .476/.740 .831 35/.555 2/0 2/
1.Fukudome* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 290/219 .293/.401/.426/.827 .749/.852 .594 99/.742 6/2 5/
6.Hoffpauir* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 28/27 .385/.429/.538/.967 .000/1.004 .945 27/1.004 1/0 0/
9.Johnson G/S/vP 31/.742 1/.000 3/.000 5/.000 6/1.267 3/1.167 1/2.000 3/.666 204/121 .267/.342/.381/.722 .851/.637 .719 53/.878 4/3 3/
25.Lee G/S/vP ··· ··· 3/.333 ··· ··· 2/1.500 4/1.250 14/.762 315/232 .289/.349/.511/.860 .999/.811 .819 109/.805 3/2 14/
4.Patterson* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 14/14 .143/.143/.143/.286 /.286 .667 8/.500 1/0 0/
16.Ramirez G/S/vP ··· ··· 5/1.600 ··· ··· 2/1.000 4/.000 6/.334 291/213 .300/.412/.502/.914 .817/.951 .837 107/.921 1/1 10/
18.Soto G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 262/190 .288/.374/.527/.901 1.084/.832 .877 89/.651 0/0 11/
2.Theriot G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 2/.000 2/.000 ··· 290/215 .310/.388/.373/.760 .827/.737 .663 101/.635 13/8 1/
IP 51.2 7.1 22.0 44.1 42.2 19.0 23.1 30.2 TOTAL .283/.361/.442/.803 .844/.788 .720 .769 46/18 76/46
ERA-K/9 1.74/9.4 2.45/13.6 4.09/5.7 4.87/5.3 3.38/7.8 4.26/7.6 2.70/9.3 2.05/6.2 3.88/6.7

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Blanco (5-1-1)
 Soto (28-11-4)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 201/.187 30/.130 102/.284 199/.291 178/.201 76/.231 85/.123 121/.167 .246  Fukudome
 Johnson
 Patterson
 Edmonds
 Cedeno
 DeRosa
 Hoffpauir
0/2/65/3
16/40/0/1
3/0/0/1
0/46/0/1
0/1/0/0
14/0/5/0
2/0/0/0
OPS .529 .441 .785 .842 .603 .656 .449 .563 .700
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 42/.434 15/.606 49/.732 97/1.030 60/.613 40/.462 48/.433 48/.396 .711
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 159/.555 15/.283 53/.834 102/.667 118/.597 36/.868 37/.468 73/.669 .692
Home 96/.405 13/.321 73/.928 69/.668 94/.569 40/.339 56/.255 53/.418 .618
Last 28d days 133/.500 30/.441 37/.881 51/.977 57/.646 16/.607 19/.436 31/.582
HR/SB/CS 2/3/2 0/0/0 1/0/0 6/8/1 4/6/0 1/0/2 3/2/0 4/0/0 61/38/13
Usage ·····X·· ·X······ ·o·····o ·X······ ···X·o·· ·o······ ··oo···· ··oo·o··
Tampa Bay Rays Batters (4.54 RS/G) vs. Chicago Cubs Pitchers (3.99 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 46.Dempster
G/S/vB
48.Cotts*
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
16.Aybar# G/S/vP 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 3/.666 ··· ··· 1/.000 72/44 .262/.333/.446/.779 1.260/.477 .656 45/.726 1/1 2/
8.Bartlett G/S/vP 1/.000 1/2.000 1/.000 2/.000 ··· 3/1.667 ··· ··· 251/184 .249/.291/.275/.567 .748/.501 .569 93/.542 14/3 0/
13.Crawford* G/S/vP 3/.666 5/.650 2/.500 3/1.334 11/.364 ··· ··· ··· 293/208 .265/.309/.366/.675 .589/.711 .780 84/.602 19/4 4/
15.Floyd* G/S/vP 4/.000 ··· 6/.000 2/.000 61/.907 ··· 11/.382 2/1.000 93/88 .268/.355/.488/.843 .000/.894 1.021 52/.801 1/0 5/
31.Gomes G/S/vP ··· 2/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 109/49 .223/.321/.436/.757 .853/.639 .708 22/.943 5/1 5/
26.Gross* G/S/vP 5/.250 1/.000 3/1.000 3/.000 6/.000 7/.714 1/.000 2/.000 171/151 .233/.333/.404/.737 .621/.753 .793 59/.814 2/2 5/
32.Hinske* G/S/vP 1/.000 5/.000 ··· 3/.000 10/.522 ··· ··· 1/no AB 203/167 .250/.330/.522/.852 .476/.931 .788 63/.759 5/2 12/
1.Iwamura* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 314/226 .273/.339/.369/.707 .621/.741 .710 107/.700 4/2 4/
3.Longoria G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 242/180 .249/.331/.474/.804 .636/.860 .737 100/.863 3/0 10/
30.Navarro# G/S/vP 1/3.000 1/no AB 2/1.000 2/.000 ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 180/141 .327/.363/.446/.810 .828/.823 .792 80/.753 0/2 3/
9.Riggans G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 69/39 .250/.290/.422/.712 .637/.767 .671 16/.563 0/0 3/
10.Ruggiano G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 29/8 .259/.310/.333/.644 .733/.393 .753 15/.600 1/0 0/
2.Upton G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· 3/.000 ··· ··· ··· 293/214 .295/.404/.440/.844 .833/.847 .846 104/.946 22/8 5/
IP 89.2 6.1 9.2 33.2 33.2 43.0 37.1 29.2 TOTAL .262/.333/.408/.741 .709/.754 .747 .757 80/27 69/29
ERA-K/9 2.81/7.5 2.84/11.4 0.93/13.0 5.08/7.7 3.21/4.8 2.09/13.2 2.65/10.6 2.73/4.8 3.61/7.4

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Navarro (24-11-1)
 Riggans (10-0-2)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 365/.185 28/.238 38/.206 149/.319 144/.307 162/.126 147/.186 124/.245 .242  Upton
 Gross
 Ruggiano
 Crawford
 Hinske
 Gomes
0/66/0/7
2/14/43/4
2/3/6/2
65/0/0/1
3/0/25/1
4/0/5/0
OPS .568 .813 .557 .888 .886 .455 .541 .690 .708
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 175/.551 17/.625 22/.455 57/.898 47/1.170 69/.744 67/.619 42/.647 .754
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 190/.584 11/1.067 16/.708 92/.881 97/.752 93/.246 80/.477 82/.712 .677
Road 125/.566 16/.857 20/.485 64/.765 94/.876 70/.513 67/.568 62/.790 .740
Last 28d days 134/.680 28/.813 29/.556 45/.731 41/.903 56/.548 59/.536 33/.795
HR/SB/CS 8/2/1 1/0/0 0/2/0 6/0/0 7/0/0 4/3/0 1/0/0 3/2/2 68/33/12
Usage ·····X·· ·o·oX··· ·X·oo·o· ··X···X· ······X· ·XX·o·o· ·X··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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