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Game Preview: CHC @ TBR, 7:10pm, Wednesday, June 18, 2008 @Tropicana Field

Chicago Cubs, 45-26, 1st, 3½ up

SP: Carlos Zambrano (27, RHP, 8-2, 2.98)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. TBR Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (8-2)             99.2  98  34  33  32  66  7    2.98      
 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         3-1  44.2  51  23  22  18  28  4    4.43   48 
 2008-06-12    ATL  ND   7     8   2   2   3   3  1     103   53 
 2008-06-07   @LAD   L   6.2  13   7   7   1   6  2     107   25 
 2008-06-02   @SDP   W   5     5   3   3   4   2  0      92   43 
 2008-05-28    LAD  ND   8     6   1   1   4   3  0     130   65 
 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 
 2008-05-12    SDP   W   7     6   3   3   2   5  1      96   56 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.TBR    Has never faced TBR.
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   29-8    Road:   16-18   ExtrInn: 6-4 
 vsRHP:  30-18   vsLHP:  15-8    1-Run:  11-10
 vsEast:  7-4    vsCntrl:18-15   vsWest: 18-5  IL: 2-2 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 71 Tue, Jun 17  @TBR  L   2-3       45-26  1st  3.5 up
 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
 Last 10: 6-4    Last 20:15-5    Last 30:20-10
Tampa Bay Rays, 41-29, 2nd, 2 GB, 2 up in WC

SP: Andy Sonnanstine (25, RHP, 7-3, 4.89)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. CHC Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (7-3)             84.2 104  51  46  14  54  8    4.89      
 2007 (6-10)           130.2 151  87  85  26  97 18    5.85      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         2-2  40    57  28  23   5  31  3    5.18   43 
 2008-06-13    FLA   W   5.1   6   3   3   0   5  0      86   49 
 2008-06-07   @TEX  ND   5     6   2   2   1   3  0      86   49 
 2008-06-01    CHW  ND   5.2  10   3   3   0   3  0      76   40 
 2008-05-27    TEX   L   5    10   7   2   1   7  0      94   35 
 2008-05-21   @OAK   L   6     9   7   7   1   6  2     100   31 
 2008-05-16   @STL   W   8     8   1   1   0   4  1      98   66 
 2008-05-11    LAA  ND   5     8   5   5   2   3  0      86   32 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.CHC    Has never faced CHC.
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   27-11   Road:   14-18   ExtrInn: 5-1 
 vsRHP:  30-20   vsLHP:  11-9    1-Run:  11-7 
 vsEast: 21-15   vsCntrl: 5-4    vsWest: 11-7  IL: 4-3 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 70 Tue, Jun 17   CHC  W   3-2       41-29  2nd  2.0 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
 Last 10: 6-4    Last 20:11-9    Last 30:18-12
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Tue, Jun 17, 2008 TBR  3  CHC  2        W:Grant Balfour (1-0), L: Neal Cotts (0-1), S: Troy Percival (16)

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 - TBR leads 1-0; 2007 -  0-0; 2006 -  0-0; All-Time - Tied 2-2

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  5.57

CLE  4.54

WSN  3.71

RA/G

OAK  3.61

BAL  4.60

TEX  5.82

BA

C. Jones  .400

V. Martinez  .278

A. Cabrera  .184

OBP

C. Jones  .493

J. Votto  .349

C. Patterson  .229

SLG

L. Berkman  .697

C. Guzman  .444

A. Cabrera  .247

OPS

L. Berkman  1.139

B. Abreu  .799

A. Cabrera  .529

ERA

E. Volquez  1.64

R. Wolf  4.16

B. Bonser  6.45

K/9IP

E. Volquez  10.74

R. Nolasco  6.13

L. Hernandez  2.71

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Chicago Cubs Batters (5.48 RS/G) vs. Tampa Bay Rays Pitchers (4.14 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 21.Sonnanstine
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/.000 1/no AB 1/.000 ··· 53/32 .300/.340/.360/.700 .731/.679 .581 25/.680 0/0 1/
5.Cedeno G/S/vP ··· ··· 3/1.666 ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 4/.000 116/61 .279/.348/.375/.723 .571/.863 .646 37/.438 3/1 1/
7.DeRosa G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 2/.000 3/1.000 1/2.000 6/1.100 268/188 .300/.386/.463/.848 .945/.808 .691 89/.818 3/0 8/
15.Edmonds* G/S/vP ··· ··· 3/1.000 ··· ··· 7/.000 2/no AB 10/.597 177/151 .234/.301/.354/.656 .314/.718 .666 61/.966 2/1 3/
17.Fontenot* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 2/.500 ··· 108/98 .239/.340/.380/.720 .476/.740 .831 34/.573 2/0 2/
1.Fukudome* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/3.000 ··· 291/220 .296/.403/.432/.836 .749/.863 .613 96/.803 6/2 5/
6.Hoffpauir* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 29/28 .370/.414/.519/.932 .000/.967 .889 27/.946 1/0 0/
9.Johnson G/S/vP 6/.167 1/.000 3/.000 5/.000 7/1.547 3/1.167 2/1.000 3/.666 209/122 .271/.343/.387/.730 .872/.631 .734 58/.889 4/4 3/
25.Lee G/S/vP ··· ··· 3/.333 ··· ··· 2/1.500 4/1.250 15/.708 319/233 .287/.351/.507/.858 1.000/.807 .816 109/.764 3/2 14/
19.Murton G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 2/2.500 1/no AB 6/.000 18/7 .176/.222/.176/.399 .091/.857 .167 3/.000 0/0 0/
16.Ramirez G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 5/1.600 ··· ··· 2/1.000 4/.000 7/.286 295/215 .296/.407/.494/.901 .795/.941 .812 107/.848 1/1 10/
18.Soto G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 2/.000 ··· 266/192 .283/.368/.517/.886 1.051/.823 .848 89/.628 0/0 11/
2.Theriot G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 2/.000 2/.000 1/.000 294/216 .310/.389/.372/.761 .839/.733 .668 101/.670 13/8 1/
IP 84.2 8.2 22.0 44.1 43.2 19.0 24.1 31.2 TOTAL .282/.360/.440/.800 .836/.786 .715 .765 46/19 76/47
ERA-K/9 4.89/5.7 2.08/12.4 4.09/5.7 4.87/5.3 3.30/8.0 4.26/7.6 2.59/9.3 1.99/6.2 3.83/6.8

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Blanco (6-2-1)
 Soto (28-11-4)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 363/.302 34/.111 102/.284 199/.291 181/.204 76/.231 91/.140 124/.162 .245  Fukudome
 Johnson
 Edmonds
 Cedeno
 DeRosa
 Murton
 Hoffpauir
0/2/65/3
16/41/0/1
0/46/0/1
0/1/0/0
14/0/6/0
3/0/1/0
2/0/0/0
OPS .806 .383 .785 .842 .611 .656 .489 .548 .698
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 175/.772 15/.606 49/.732 97/1.030 60/.613 40/.462 51/.494 48/.396 .713
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 188/.837 19/.220 53/.834 102/.667 121/.608 36/.868 40/.483 76/.641 .687
Home 202/.812 17/.243 73/.928 69/.668 97/.584 40/.339 62/.332 56/.394 .616
Last 28d days 125/.889 34/.383 37/.881 51/.977 60/.665 16/.607 20/.411 30/.531
HR/SB/CS 8/1/3 0/0/0 1/0/0 6/8/1 4/6/1 1/0/2 3/2/0 4/0/0 61/38/14
Usage ····X··· X·X····· ··o····· ··X····· o···X·o· ··o····· X··oo··· o··oo·o·
Tampa Bay Rays Batters (4.51 RS/G) vs. Chicago Cubs Pitchers (3.97 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 38.Zambrano
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/no AB 3/.666 ··· ··· 2/.000 77/49 .261/.338/.435/.772 1.260/.495 .658 50/.720 1/1 2/
8.Bartlett G/S/vP ··· 2/1.000 1/.000 3/1.000 ··· 3/1.667 ··· ··· 255/187 .253/.295/.283/.578 .737/.521 .592 92/.579 15/3 0/
13.Crawford* G/S/vP ··· 5/.650 2/.500 3/1.334 11/.364 ··· ··· ··· 293/208 .265/.309/.366/.675 .589/.711 .780 79/.616 19/4 4/
15.Floyd* G/S/vP 11/.831 1/no AB 6/.000 2/.000 61/.907 ··· 11/.382 2/1.000 96/90 .274/.365/.524/.888 .167/.935 1.097 54/.904 1/0 6/
31.Gomes G/S/vP ··· 2/.000 1/no AB 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 110/49 .223/.327/.436/.763 .863/.639 .718 20/1.025 5/1 5/
26.Gross* G/S/vP 15/.833 2/.000 4/.750 3/.000 6/.000 7/.714 1/.000 2/.000 175/153 .233/.331/.400/.731 .563/.756 .777 62/.806 2/2 5/
32.Hinske* G/S/vP ··· 5/.000 ··· 3/.000 10/.522 ··· ··· 2/2.000 207/171 .250/.329/.516/.845 .476/.920 .777 64/.780 5/2 12/
1.Iwamura* G/S/vP ··· 1/2.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 319/230 .273/.340/.367/.707 .637/.734 .708 112/.698 4/2 4/
3.Longoria G/S/vP ··· 1/5.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 246/183 .249/.329/.484/.813 .717/.845 .755 100/.882 3/0 11/
30.Navarro# G/S/vP 3/.000 2/.500 3/.666 2/.000 ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 184/143 .326/.361/.442/.803 .781/.825 .778 80/.721 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 ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 3/.000 ··· ··· 1/no AB 298/219 .295/.407/.439/.846 .833/.850 .850 105/.932 22/9 5/
IP 99.2 7.1 10.1 34.1 33.2 43.0 37.1 30.1 TOTAL .262/.334/.410/.744 .714/.755 .752 .771 81/28 71/29
ERA-K/9 2.98/6.0 4.91/9.9 0.87/12.2 4.98/7.9 3.21/4.8 2.09/13.2 2.65/10.6 2.67/4.8 3.60/7.4

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Navarro (24-12-2)
 Riggans (10-0-2)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 416/.258 34/.269 41/.194 153/.319 144/.307 162/.126 147/.186 128/.248 .243  Upton
 Gross
 Ruggiano
 Crawford
 Hinske
 Gomes
0/67/0/7
2/14/44/4
3/3/6/2
65/0/0/1
4/0/25/1
4/0/5/0
OPS .694 .945 .546 .895 .886 .455 .541 .695 .711
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 208/.719 20/.707 23/.435 59/.892 47/1.170 69/.744 67/.619 44/.663 .756
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 208/.668 14/1.218 18/.697 94/.895 97/.752 93/.246 80/.477 84/.711 .680
Road 170/.738 22/1.047 23/.471 68/.786 94/.876 70/.513 67/.568 66/.793 .745
Last 28d days 148/.772 34/.945 32/.541 49/.763 41/.903 56/.548 59/.536 37/.799
HR/SB/CS 7/5/5 2/0/0 0/2/0 6/1/0 7/0/0 4/3/0 1/0/0 3/2/2 70/34/13
Usage ·····X·· X·o·oX·· o·X·oo·o X··X···X ·······X ··XX·o·o ··X··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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