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Game Preview: CHC @ WSN, 7:35pm, Friday, April 25, 2008 @Nationals Park

Chicago Cubs, 15-7, 1st, 1½ up

SP: Ryan Dempster (31, RHP, 3-0, 3.00)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. WSN Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (3-0)             24    14   9   8  11  16  1    3.00      
 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         3-1  42    32  19  18  24  33  3    3.86   53 
 2008-04-20    PIT   W   5     5   3   3   2   3  0      94   46 
 2008-04-15    CIN   W   6     5   4   4   5   3  1     106   44 
 2008-04-09   @PIT  ND   7     1   0   0   2   5  0      98   78 
 2008-04-03    MIL   W   6     3   2   1   2   5  0      91   63 
 2005-05-04   @MIL  ND   6.2   6   3   3   5   6  1     107   51 
 2005-04-27    CIN  ND   5.1   8   6   6   5   7  1      97   30 
 2005-04-21   @STL   L   6     4   1   1   3   4  0      95   61 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.WSN      2-0  34.1  31  18  17  11  16  1    4.46   50 
 2003-04-19   @MON  ND   6     8   6   5   5   1  0     102   30 
 2002-04-02   @MON  ND   7.1   6   3   3   1   7  1     106   60 
 2001-09-17   @MON  ND   4.1   8   6   6   0   2  0      79   25 
 2001-07-03   @MON   W   9     4   0   0   2   2  0     108   79 
 2001-04-13   @MON   W   7.2   5   3   3   3   4  0     114   58 
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   10-4    Road:    5-3    ExtrInn: 4-1 
 vsRHP:   9-6    vsLHP:   6-1    1-Run:   4-2 
 vsEast:  3-2    vsCntrl:11-4    vsWest:  1-1  IL: 0-0 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 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
 19 Mon, Apr 21   NYM  W   7-1       13-6   1st  0.5 up
 18 Sun, Apr 20   PIT  W  13-6       12-6   1st  0.5 up
 17 Sat, Apr 19   PIT  W  13-1       11-6   2nd  0.5 gb
 16 Fri, Apr 18   PIT  W   3-2       10-6   2nd  1.5 gb
 15 Thu, Apr 17   CIN  L   2-9        9-6   2nd  1.5 gb
 14 Wed, Apr 16   CIN  W  12-3        9-5   2nd  1.5 gb
 13 Tue, Apr 15   CIN  W   9-5        8-5   2nd  1.5 gb
 Last 10: 8-2    Last 20:15-5    Last 30:15-7 
Washington Nationals, 7-16, 5th, 6½ GB, 7 GB in WC

SP: Odalis Perez (31, LHP, 0-3, 3.38)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. CHC Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (0-3)             26.2  29  11  10  12  20  3    3.38      
 2007 (8-11)           137.1 178  90  85  50  64 14    5.57      
 2006 (6-8)            126.1 169  93  87  31  81 18    6.20      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         2-3  36.2  40  13  12  17  25  3    2.95   51 
 2008-04-20   @FLA  ND   6     5   1   0   3   7  0     101   64 
 2008-04-15   @NYM   L   6     6   2   2   4   3  1     103   51 
 2008-04-10    FLA   L   5.2   6   2   2   0   6  0      93   55 
 2008-04-04   @STL   L   4     8   5   5   4   2  1     103   24 
 2008-03-30    ATL  ND   5     4   1   1   1   2  1      70   56 
 2007-08-18   @OAK   W   5     3   0   0   4   2  0      98   59 
 2007-08-13    TOR   W   5     8   2   2   1   3  0      93   45 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.CHC      3-1  28    21  11  11   5  17  5    3.54   58 
 2004-08-13   @CHC   W   6.2   6   1   1   2   2  0     105   58 
 2003-08-16   @CHC   W   6.1   8   5   5   0   3  2      91   40 
 2002-04-26   @CHC   W   9     1   0   0   0   6  0      91   91 
 1999-05-23    CHC   L   6     6   5   5   3   6  3     101   43 
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:    3-6    Road:    4-10   ExtrInn: 0-2 
 vsRHP:   3-10   vsLHP:   4-6    1-Run:   3-6 
 vsEast:  7-13   vsCntrl: 0-3    vsWest:  0-0  IL: 0-0 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 23 Thu, Apr 24   NYM  W  10-5        7-16  5th  6.5 gb
 22 Wed, Apr 23   NYM  L   2-7        6-16  5th  7.5 gb
 21 Tue, Apr 22  @ATL  W   6-0        6-15  5th  6.5 gb
 20 Mon, Apr 21  @ATL  L   3-7        5-15  5th  7.5 gb
 19 Sun, Apr 20  @FLA  L   1-6        5-14  5th  6.5 gb
 18 Sat, Apr 19  @FLA  L   5-6        5-13  5th  6.0 gb
 17 Fri, Apr 18  @FLA  W   6-4        5-12  5th  5.0 gb
 16 Thu, Apr 17  @NYM  L   2-3 (14)   4-12  5th  5.5 gb
 15 Wed, Apr 16  @NYM  L   2-5        4-11  5th  5.5 gb
 14 Tue, Apr 15  @NYM  L   0-6        4-10  5th  4.5 gb
 Last 10: 3-7    Last 20: 4-16   Last 30: 7-16
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Thu, Jul 05, 2007 CHC  4 @WSN  2        W:Will Ohman (1-4), L: Luis Ayala (0-1), S: Bobby Howry (4)
Wed, Jul 04, 2007 WSN  6  CHC  0        W:Matt Chico (4-5), L: Rich Hill (5-6), S: none
Tue, Jul 03, 2007 CHC  3 @WSN  1        W:Carlos Zambrano (10-6), L: Tim Redding (0-1), S: Bobby Howry (3)
Mon, Jul 02, 2007 CHC  7 @WSN  2        W:Ted Lilly (7-4), L: Jason Simontacchi (5-6), S: none
Sun, May 06, 2007 CHC  4  WSN  3 (10)   W:Ryan Dempster (1-1), L: Ryan Wagner (0-2), S: none
Sat, May 05, 2007 CHC  5  WSN  3        W:Rich Hill (4-1), L: John Patterson (1-5), S: Ryan Dempster (7)
Fri, May 04, 2007 CHC  6  WSN  4        W:Carlos Zambrano (3-2), L: Jay Bergmann (0-3), S: Ryan Dempster (6)
Sun, Jul 23, 2006 WSN  7  CHC  1        W:Tony Armas (7-5), L: Carlos Marmol (3-4), S: none
Sat, Jul 22, 2006 WSN  7  CHC  3        W:Livan Hernandez (7-8), L: Scott Williamson (2-3), S: none
Fri, Jul 21, 2006 WSN  7  CHC  6        W:Jon Rauch (3-1), L: Bobby Howry (3-3), S: Chad Cordero (15)
Season Series: 2008 -  0-0; 2007 - CHC won 6-1; 2006 - WSN won 4-2; All-Time - WSN leads 281-257

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

For the 2007 season

Stat

Best

Middle

Worst

RS/G

NYY  5.98

BAL  4.67

WSN  4.15

RA/G

BOS  4.06

KCR  4.80

TBD  5.83

BA

M. Ordonez  .363

J. Francoeur  .293

J. LaRue  .148

OBP

B. Bonds  .480

J. Varitek  .367

J. LaRue  .240

SLG

C. Ross  .653

T. Tulowitzki  .479

A. Gonzalez  .249

OPS

A. Rodriguez  1.067

G. Sheffield  .839

J. LaRue  .512

ERA

J. Peavy  2.54

A. Pettitte  4.05

S. Olsen  5.81

K/9IP

E. Bedard  10.93

G. Meche  6.50

A. Cook  3.31

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NOTE: Team stats shown are for the 2008 season. Player Stats for the 2007 season. We will switch to 2008 stats on May 1st.

Chicago Cubs Batters (6.14 RS/G) vs. Washington Nationals Pitchers (5.17 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 45.Perez*
G/S/vB
56.Ayala
G/S/vB
43.Colome
G/S/vB
32.Cordero
G/S/vB
38.Hanrahan
G/S/vB
54.O'Connor*
G/S/vB
51.Rauch
G/S/vB
52.Rivera
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
24.Blanco G/S/vP 5/.650 ··· 1/no AB 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 58/36 .167/.193/.222/.415 .145/.574 .408 / 0/0 0/0
5.Cedeno G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 3/.000 1/.000 80/46 .203/.231/.392/.623 .382/.823 .622 / 2/1 4/2
7.DeRosa G/S/vP 6/1.100 4/.000 1/.000 2/1.000 ··· ··· 2/.000 2/1.500 574/410 .293/.371/.420/.792 .745/.810 .766 / 1/2 10/11
17.Fontenot* G/S/vP ··· 2/1.000 ··· 2/2.000 ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 260/201 .278/.336/.402/.738 .586/.781 .633 / 5/4 3/8
1.Fukudome* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· / /// / / / /
9.Johnson G/S/vP 8/1.375 2/.000 7/.286 ··· ··· ··· ··· 2/.500 307/222 .236/.305/.320/.625 .913/.513 .630 / 4/2 2/0
25.Lee G/S/vP 8/.625 5/.000 4/1.167 7/.143 ··· ··· 2/.000 2/.000 650/509 .317/.400/.513/.913 1.015/.885 .749 / 6/5 22/7
19.Murton G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 4/.000 1/.000 261/160 .281/.352/.438/.791 .892/.727 .918 / 1/0 8/4
20.Pie* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 194/156 .215/.271/.333/.604 .269/.689 .640 / 8/1 2/0
16.Ramirez G/S/vP 10/1.611 4/1.250 3/.000 6/1.166 ··· ··· 3/1.334 1/.000 558/431 .310/.366/.549/.915 1.220/.826 .780 / 0/0 26/10
18.Soto G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 60/30 .389/.433/.667/1.100 1.096/1.104 1.242 / 0/0 3/0
2.Theriot G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 2/2.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 3/.666 597/456 .266/.326/.346/.672 .797/.634 .609 / 28/4 3/11
33.Ward* G/S/vP ··· 5/.733 ··· 5/1.350 ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 133/123 .327/.436/.527/.963 .775/.978 .893 / 0/0 3/1
IP 137.1 42.1 66.0 75.0 51.0 87.1 93.0 TOTAL .284/.368/.456/.824 .829/.822 .722 .824 18/7 27/14
ERA-K/9 5.57/4.2 3.19/6.0 3.82/5.9 3.36/7.4 6.00/7.6 /0.0 3.61/7.3 3.68/6.2 4.71/7.1

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Blanco (8-3-2)
 Soto (10-4-0)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 626/.318 181/.267 286/.258 321/.260 247/.286 / 354/.230 398/.255 .271  Johnson
 Murton
 DeRosa
 Ward
 Pie
 Theriot
70/1/8/3
28/1/41/3
1/0/22/1
1/0/10/1
2/80/0/1
4/0/2/0
OPS .855 .712 .709 .731 .862 .619 .678 .796
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 140/.803 83/.613 122/.859 152/.611 123/.829 / 163/.622 165/.689 .681
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 486/.870 98/.789 164/.597 169/.842 124/.894 / 191/.618 233/.670 .897
Home 325/.863 83/.560 149/.624 177/.709 104/.737 / 189/.574 186/.602 .827
Last 28d days / / / / / / / /
HR/SB/CS 14/9/3 5/1/1 6/3/0 8/2/2 9/4/2 // 7/5/1 1/2/2 27/17/4
Usage ····X··· o·o·o·Xo ·X·X·X·X ···o·o·· ·X·X·X·X o······· X·o···oX Xo··XX·X

NOTE: Team stats shown are for the 2008 season. Player Stats for the 2007 season. We will switch to 2008 stats on May 1st.

Washington Nationals Batters (3.83 RS/G) vs. Chicago Cubs Pitchers (4.45 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 46.Dempster
G/S/vB
22.Hart
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
10.Belliard G/S/vP 23/.669 ··· 4/1.167 22/.559 4/.000 6/1.000 28/.740 4/.833 557/402 .290/.332/.427/.759 .892/.708 .778 / 3/0 11/7
8.Boone G/S/vP 11/.728 ··· 2/1.000 31/.752 ··· 2/.000 30/1.023 1/no AB 228/168 .286/.388/.423/.811 .605/.880 .758 / 2/0 5/5
23.Estrada# G/S/vP 7/.858 ··· 2/.000 6/1.167 1/.000 2/2.000 9/.555 2/1.000 464/326 .278/.296/.403/.699 .754/.675 .639 / 0/0 10/6
15.Guzman# G/S/vP 3/3.000 ··· 9/.819 21/1.000 ··· ··· 3/.333 ··· 192/150 .328/.380/.466/.846 .810/.856 .935 / 2/0 2/8
1.Harris* G/S/vP 1/2.000 ··· 2/1.500 3/1.167 ··· ··· 4/.000 3/.333 391/335 .270/.349/.392/.741 .525/.776 .809 / 17/11 2/4
24.Johnson* G/S/vP ··· ··· 3/1.167 13/1.062 2/.500 5/.650 2/.000 2/.500 / /// / / / /
25.Kearns G/S/vP 13/.481 ··· 7/1.262 11/.546 6/1.000 5/1.200 20/.466 5/.250 674/507 .266/.355/.411/.765 .883/.728 .695 / 2/2 16/2
2.Lopez# G/S/vP 15/.767 ··· 6/1.417 12/.697 8/.833 5/1.800 14/1.198 4/.000 671/470 .245/.308/.352/.659 .720/.633 .633 / 24/9 9/21
12.Mackowiak* G/S/vP 14/.800 ··· 4/.833 1/no AB 1/no AB ··· 18/.410 3/1.000 329/279 .263/.337/.386/.723 .666/.734 .720 / 4/1 6/4
44.Milledge G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 4/.500 ··· ··· 1/2.000 1/.000 206/136 .272/.341/.446/.787 .956/.704 .961 / 3/2 7/2
53.Nieves G/S/vP 5/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 66/50 .164/.190/.230/.420 .467/.405 .585 / 0/0 0/2
26.Pena G/S/vP 2/.000 ··· 2/1.000 2/.000 ··· ··· 17/.706 4/.000 317/193 .253/.319/.439/.758 .913/.659 .588 / 2/1 13/3
11.Zimmerman G/S/vP 4/.500 ··· 4/.917 10/1.500 4/.833 7/.629 2/2.500 2/2.500 722/555 .266/.330/.458/.788 1.103/.695 .815 / 4/1 24/23
IP 66.2 11.0 81.1 78.0 69.1 103.1 24.1 72.1 TOTAL .233/.311/.341/.652 .637/.659 .637 .652 6/5 12/15
ERA-K/9 4.73/7.4 0.82/10.6 3.32/8.0 4.73/6.2 1.43/12.5 3.92/5.8 3.33/8.9 3.48/9.8 3.87/6.7

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Estrada (73-11-5)
 Nieves (21-6-1)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 282/.240 42/.189 336/.245 342/.293 285/.169 446/.267 101/.207 312/.234 .241  Kearns
 Mackowiak
 Harris
 Pena
 Milledge
0/6/158/9
65/1/24/5
85/20/0/4
55/12/37/3
11/14/28/2
OPS .717 .566 .670 .785 .508 .750 .609 .712 .714
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 130/.813 14/.071 144/.566 161/.836 106/.616 75/.600 32/.443 93/.707 .781
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 152/.636 28/.829 192/.746 181/.741 179/.445 371/.781 69/.683 219/.714 .673
Road 134/.718 21/.668 156/.626 165/.693 142/.513 237/.708 54/.783 125/.669 .771
Last 28d days / / / / / / / /
HR/SB/CS 8/9/0 0/1/0 8/2/0 7/2/0 3/9/0 13/5/2 0/0/1 8/7/1 22/16/6
Usage ····X··· X·X··X·· ·oo·X··o ·X····oX ·XXo··X· ·o··X·oo ·X·o··o· ·o··XX·o

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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