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Game Preview: CHC @ TOR, 1:07pm, Sunday, June 15, 2008 @Rogers Centre

Chicago Cubs, 44-25, 1st, 3½ up

SP: Ted Lilly (32, LHP, 6-5, 5.13)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. TOR Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (6-5)             79    81  48  45  26  77 14    5.13      
 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         4-1  41.1  42  23  20  12  48  8    4.35   52 
 2008-06-10    ATL   W   6.2   4   3   3   3   8  1      98   59 
 2008-06-04   @SDP   L   7.1   7   2   2   2   8  1     110   62 
 2008-05-30    COL  ND   3     8   7   4   0   3  2      62   24 
 2008-05-25   @PIT  ND   6    10   4   4   2   2  3     101   36 
 2008-05-19   @HOU   W   5.1   4   2   2   2   6  0      96   56 
 2008-05-14    SDP   W   6     6   4   4   1  11  0     102   54 
 2008-05-09    ARI   W   7     3   1   1   2  10  1     104   75 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.TOR      1-0  13    11   4   3   4  16  1    2.08   62 
 2003-08-25   @TOR   W   6.1   8   3   2   3   7  0     100   51 
 2002-04-20    TOR  ND   6.2   3   1   1   1   9  1      95   72 
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   29-8    Road:   15-17   ExtrInn: 6-4 
 vsRHP:  29-18   vsLHP:  15-7    1-Run:  11-9 
 vsEast:  7-4    vsCntrl:18-15   vsWest: 18-5  IL: 1-1 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 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
 60 Wed, Jun  4  @SDP  L   1-2       38-22  1st  3.0 up
 Last 10: 6-4    Last 20:15-5    Last 30:21-9 
Toronto Blue Jays, 35-35, 5th, 7½ GB, 6 GB in WC

SP: Jesse Litsch (23, RHP, 7-2, 3.42)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. CHC Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (7-2)             76.1  86  30  29  12  42 11    3.42      
 2007 (7-9)            111   116  56  47  36  50 14    3.81      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         4-1  47.1  48  13  13   5  18  7    2.47   56 
 2008-06-09    SEA  ND   6    10   2   2   1   4  1     103   47 
 2008-06-04   @NYY   L   5.1  10   4   4   2   1  1      99   31 
 2008-05-29   @OAK   W   7     7   0   0   1   3  0     108   65 
 2008-05-24    KCR   W   9     7   0   0   1   3  0     103   75 
 2008-05-13   @MIN   W   5.2   4   2   2   0   2  1      70   55 
 2008-05-08    TBR  ND   7     5   3   3   0   2  2      95   57 
 2008-05-03    CHW   W   7.1   5   2   2   0   3  2      78   63 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.CHC    Has never faced CHC.
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   18-16   Road:   17-19   ExtrInn: 3-5 
 vsRHP:  29-24   vsLHP:   6-11   1-Run:  11-16
 vsEast:  9-14   vsCntrl:15-7    vsWest:  8-12 IL: 3-2 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 70 Sat, Jun 14   CHC  L   2-6       35-35  5th  7.5 gb
 69 Fri, Jun 13   CHC  W   3-2       35-34  4th  6.5 gb
 68 Wed, Jun 11   SEA  L   1-2       34-34  3rd  7.0 gb
 67 Tue, Jun 10   SEA  W   3-1       34-33  3rd  6.0 gb
 66 Mon, Jun  9   SEA  L   2-3 (10)  33-33  3rd  7.0 gb
 65 Sun, Jun  8   BAL  W   5-4       33-32  3rd  6.5 gb
 64 Sat, Jun  7   BAL  L   5-9       32-32  4th  6.5 gb
 63 Fri, Jun  6   BAL  L   5-6       32-31  3rd  5.5 gb
 62 Thu, Jun  5  @NYY  L   8-9       32-30  3rd  5.5 gb
 61 Wed, Jun  4  @NYY  L   1-5       32-29  3rd  4.5 gb
 Last 10: 3-7    Last 20:10-10   Last 30:17-13
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Sat, Jun 14, 2008 CHC  6 @TOR  2        W:Jason Marquis (5-3), L: Roy Halladay (8-6), S: none
Fri, Jun 13, 2008 TOR  3  CHC  2        W:A.J. Burnett (6-6), L: Sean Gallagher (3-3), S: B.J. Ryan (14)

Wed, Jun 08, 2005 CHC  2  TOR  0        W:Sergio Mitre (1-1), L: Roy Halladay (9-3), S: Ryan Dempster (7)
Tue, Jun 07, 2005 TOR  6 @CHC  4        W:Scott Schoeneweis (2-1), L: Todd Wellemeyer (1-1), S: Miguel Batista (11)
Mon, Jun 06, 2005 TOR  4 @CHC  1        W:Gustavo Chacin (6-4), L: John Koronka (1-1), S: Miguel Batista (10)
Sun, Jun 15, 2003 TOR  5  CHC  4 (10)   W:Aquilino Lopez (1-1), L: Mark Guthrie (0-3), S: none
Sat, Jun 14, 2003 CHC  4 @TOR  2        W:Mark Prior (8-2), L: Doug Davis (3-4), S: Joe Borowski (13)
Fri, Jun 13, 2003 TOR  5  CHC  1        W:Kelvim Escobar (4-3), L: Kerry Wood (5-5), S: none
Season Series: 2008 - Tied 1-1; 2007 -  0-0; 2006 -  0-0; All-Time - TOR leads 5-3

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  3.66

SFG  4.59

TEX  5.84

BA

C. Jones  .409

D. Young  .278

A. Cabrera  .184

OBP

C. Jones  .498

B. Abreu  .348

R. Cano  .263

SLG

L. Berkman  .704

C. Guzman  .444

A. Cabrera  .247

OPS

C. Jones  1.155

J. Loney  .795

A. Cabrera  .529

ERA

E. Volquez  1.64

J. Garland  4.13

B. Bonser  6.35

K/9IP

E. Volquez  10.74

E. Jackson  6.14

L. Hernandez  2.82

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Chicago Cubs Batters (5.51 RS/G) vs. Toronto Blue Jays Pitchers (3.71 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 51.Litsch
G/S/vB
57.Camp
G/S/vB
43.Carlson*
G/S/vB
37.Downs*
G/S/vB
54.Frasor
G/S/vB
52.Ryan*
G/S/vB
56.Tallet*
G/S/vB
40.Wolfe
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
24.Blanco G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 9/1.556 2/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· 50/32 .298/.340/.362/.702 .742/.679 .571 22/.682 0/0 1/
5.Cedeno G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 1/2.000 ··· 113/61 .287/.357/.386/.743 .606/.863 .678 39/.500 3/1 1/
7.DeRosa G/S/vP ··· 1/2.000 ··· 7/.762 1/5.000 5/1.350 2/.000 2/.000 260/182 .305/.390/.473/.863 .952/.825 .711 93/.872 3/0 8/
15.Edmonds* G/S/vP ··· 1/2.000 ··· ··· ··· 3/.667 1/2.000 2/1.000 172/146 .227/.292/.344/.637 .314/.697 .637 65/.855 2/1 3/
17.Fontenot* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/no AB 1/.000 108/98 .239/.340/.380/.720 .476/.740 .831 35/.555 2/0 2/
1.Fukudome* G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/no AB ··· 1/.000 ··· 285/215 .295/.405/.430/.835 .761/.859 .602 103/.781 6/2 5/
6.Hoffpauir* G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 24/23 .364/.417/.500/.917 .000/.959 .839 24/.917 1/0 0/
9.Johnson G/S/vP ··· 6/1.200 ··· 2/1.000 1/.000 5/1.200 1/.000 ··· 199/116 .263/.340/.374/.714 .851/.620 .701 51/.852 4/3 3/
25.Lee G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 ··· 4/1.417 1/2.000 1/no AB 1/.000 ··· 310/227 .286/.345/.511/.856 .999/.805 .810 113/.785 3/2 14/
4.Patterson* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/2.000 14/14 .143/.143/.143/.286 /.286 .667 8/.500 1/0 0/
16.Ramirez G/S/vP ··· 1/2.000 ··· 5/.400 1/.000 1/.000 4/1.750 ··· 286/208 .303/.416/.496/.912 .817/.948 .829 111/.938 1/1 9/
18.Soto G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 1/2.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 258/186 .288/.376/.532/.908 1.084/.840 .891 94/.665 0/0 11/
2.Theriot G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 286/211 .311/.389/.375/.764 .827/.742 .668 102/.661 13/8 1/
IP 76.1 19.0 23.2 29.0 22.0 22.0 27.0 11.2 TOTAL .283/.361/.442/.804 .845/.788 .718 .769 46/18 75/45
ERA-K/9 3.42/5.0 3.32/7.6 1.90/9.5 1.55/7.8 3.27/8.2 2.86/9.8 2.33/7.7 3.09/4.6 3.45/7.3

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

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 316/.287 75/.203 97/.209 123/.226 93/.231 98/.222 119/.250 49/.267 .244  Fukudome
 Johnson
 Patterson
 Edmonds
 Cedeno
 DeRosa
 Hoffpauir
0/2/64/3
15/40/0/1
3/0/0/1
0/45/0/1
0/1/0/0
14/0/5/0
2/0/0/0
OPS .784 .543 .706 .624 .667 .689 .648 .714 .687
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 178/.814 29/1.014 49/.692 51/.619 33/.858 29/.705 52/.670 23/.828 .749
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 138/.746 46/.266 48/.720 72/.626 60/.560 69/.683 67/.631 26/.613 .628
Home 159/.738 30/.486 39/.524 58/.472 52/.600 45/.436 66/.613 34/.722 .664
Last 28d days 114/.782 38/.487 26/1.062 40/.500 37/.654 45/.889 41/.843 16/.624
HR/SB/CS 11/1/5 1/2/0 3/0/0 1/1/0 1/4/2 2/2/0 1/2/1 1/0/0 53/44/16
Usage ·····X·· ·o·o·o·o ·o······ ·X·X·oo· X····X·o ·o·X·Xo· X······o oo···o·X
Toronto Blue Jays Batters (4.03 RS/G) vs. Chicago Cubs Pitchers (3.99 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 30.Lilly*
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
20.Barajas G/S/vP 9/.000 4/.000 1/.000 2/.000 5/1.200 ··· 2/.500 1/.000 142/103 .295/.359/.496/.855 .806/.874 .739 73/.943 0/0 5/
11.Eckstein G/S/vP 36/.370 3/.667 8/.804 12/.606 21/.633 6/.334 2/.000 9/.708 196/158 .282/.351/.359/.710 .924/.656 .715 62/.869 2/1 1/
1.Inglett* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 86/81 .293/.365/.413/.778 .200/.812 .820 38/.806 2/1 0/
6.McDonald G/S/vP 12/.334 ··· ··· 2/1.000 ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 32/19 .148/.233/.185/.419 .258/.528 .360 6/.000 2/1 0/
36.Mench G/S/vP 29/.584 3/5.000 2/2.000 12/.750 3/.333 4/.833 ··· 4/.250 54/19 .271/.315/.375/.690 .669/.728 .931 36/.845 1/0 0/
17.Overbay* G/S/vP ··· 1/2.000 5/.000 1/no AB 6/1.167 ··· 11/.586 4/1.250 271/205 .260/.367/.388/.754 .556/.823 .746 99/.799 1/2 5/
15.Rios G/S/vP ··· 2/.000 ··· 3/.000 15/.467 1/.000 ··· 2/2.000 300/231 .271/.330/.377/.707 .614/.736 .737 107/.709 15/5 3/
33.Rolen G/S/vP 9/.889 ··· 3/.333 9/1.222 32/.763 8/.125 30/.521 10/.400 189/147 .287/.376/.451/.827 .776/.840 .801 101/.746 4/0 3/
19.Scutaro G/S/vP 8/.375 2/.500 2/1.000 5/.000 ··· ··· 3/.333 1/.000 218/163 .258/.350/.333/.684 .695/.679 .741 90/.692 5/2 2/
24.Stairs* G/S/vP 2/1.000 6/1.133 6/.333 11/.182 5/3.050 1/no AB 7/.619 1/.000 205/187 .258/.337/.423/.760 .170/.819 .604 75/.653 1/1 8/
7.Thigpen G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 7/5 .167/.286/.167/.452 .500/.400 .500 7/.452 0/0 0/
10.Wells G/S/vP 9/.873 4/.833 ··· 7/.000 11/.282 ··· 3/.666 2/1.000 183/146 .283/.339/.458/.797 .772/.802 .887 28/.841 2/2 7/
35.Wilkerson* G/S/vP 12/.523 4/.000 7/.143 2/1.500 16/.946 1/.000 4/.000 1/.000 190/163 .241/.328/.352/.680 .579/.695 .676 87/.808 3/5 3/
IP 79.0 6.0 9.0 33.2 33.2 42.0 36.1 29.2 TOTAL .260/.338/.378/.716 .655/.734 .731 .751 47/23 45/37
ERA-K/9 5.13/8.8 0.00/10.5 0.00/14.0 5.08/7.7 3.21/4.8 2.14/13.5 2.48/10.9 2.73/4.8 3.60/7.4

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Barajas (23-9-2)
 Thigpen (1-0-0)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 345/.258 25/.211 33/.161 149/.319 144/.307 159/.129 142/.176 124/.245 .243  Rios
 Wilkerson
 Wells
 Scutaro
 Inglett
 Mench
 Stairs
0/30/39/6
9/0/44/4
0/43/0/3
3/0/0/1
13/0/5/0
9/0/4/0
8/0/5/0
OPS .792 .611 .438 .888 .886 .464 .529 .690 .709
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 87/.876 16/.583 21/.333 57/.898 47/1.170 69/.744 65/.606 42/.647 .751
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 258/.764 9/.661 12/.633 92/.881 97/.752 90/.254 77/.465 82/.712 .680
Road 174/.847 13/.473 15/.205 64/.765 94/.876 67/.538 62/.542 62/.790 .743
Last 28d days 126/.905 25/.611 24/.390 53/.683 46/.845 60/.530 57/.474 35/.871
HR/SB/CS 14/3/1 0/0/0 0/2/0 6/0/0 7/0/0 4/3/0 1/0/0 3/2/2 67/33/12
Usage ····X··· ·oX····X ·oo·o··· X···X··· ····X··· X·o·o·X· ··X···o· ·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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