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Game Preview: CHC @ WSN, 7:10pm, Saturday, April 26, 2008 @Nationals Park

Chicago Cubs, 15-8, 1st, 1½ up

SP: Carlos Zambrano (27, RHP, 3-1, 2.67)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. WSN Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (3-1)             33.2  32  10  10   5  27  2    2.67      
 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         5-1  46.2  41  10  10   9  37  2    1.93   62 
 2008-04-21    NYM   W   7     5   1   1   2   4  0     101   65 
 2008-04-16    CIN   W   7     8   2   2   1   5  0     102   57 
 2008-04-11   @PHI   L   6     9   5   5   1   6  1     107   39 
 2008-04-06    HOU   W   7     7   2   2   0   7  1     103   62 
 2008-03-31    MIL  ND   6.2   3   0   0   1   5  0      85   72 
 2007-09-28   @CIN   W   7     6   0   0   1   4  0     110   68 
 2007-09-23    PIT   W   6     3   0   0   3   6  0      93   69 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.WSN      3-1  31    23  11  11  12  31  1    3.19   59 
 2007-07-03   @WSN   W   6.2   3   1   1   4   8  0     121   68 
 2007-05-04    WSN   W   6     6   4   4   3   4  1     104   45 
 2006-05-16    WSN   W   8     4   0   0   2   8  0     122   80 
 2005-07-03    WSN  ND   7     6   2   2   3   7  0     120   61 
 2005-05-14   @WSN   L   3.1   4   4   4   0   4  0      61   40 
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   10-4    Road:    5-4    ExtrInn: 4-1 
 vsRHP:   9-6    vsLHP:   6-2    1-Run:   4-2 
 vsEast:  3-3    vsCntrl:11-4    vsWest:  1-1  IL: 0-0 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 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
 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
 Last 10: 7-3    Last 20:14-6    Last 30:15-8 
Washington Nationals, 8-16, 5th, 6½ GB, 6 GB in WC

SP: Matt Chico (25, LHP, 0-4, 6.04)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. CHC Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (0-4)             28.1  34  19  19  10  17  6    6.04      
 2007 (7-9)            167   183  96  86  74  94 26    4.63      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         2-4  39.2  47  23  23  15  21  7    5.22   44 
 2008-04-21   @ATL   L   4     8   6   6   3   0  1      79   19 
 2008-04-16   @NYM   L   5     7   5   5   3   5  3     107   35 
 2008-04-11    ATL   L   8     5   1   1   1   3  1      91   70 
 2008-04-05   @STL   L   6     8   4   4   2   5  0     108   43 
 2008-03-31   @PHI  ND   5.1   6   3   3   1   4  1      93   47 
 2007-09-29   @PHI   W   6     4   1   1   3   4  1      87   61 
 2007-09-24   @NYM   W   5.1   9   3   3   2   0  0      80   36 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.CHC      1-0   7     4   0   0   0   4  0    0.00   73 
 2007-07-04    CHC   W   7     4   0   0   0   4  0      99   73 
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:    4-6    Road:    4-10   ExtrInn: 0-2 
 vsRHP:   4-10   vsLHP:   4-6    1-Run:   3-6 
 vsEast:  7-13   vsCntrl: 1-3    vsWest:  0-0  IL: 0-0 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 24 Fri, Apr 25   CHC  W   5-3        8-16  5th  6.5 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
 Last 10: 4-6    Last 20: 5-15   Last 30: 8-16
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Fri, Apr 25, 2008 WSN  5  CHC  3        W:Jon Rauch (2-0), L: Bobby Howry (0-2), S: none

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
Season Series: 2008 - WSN leads 1-0; 2007 - CHC won 6-1; 2006 - WSN won 4-2; All-Time - WSN leads 282-257

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 (6.00 RS/G) vs. Washington Nationals Pitchers (5.08 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 47.Chico*
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 ··· ··· 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 3/.666 5/.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 3/.000 2/1.000 ··· 2/2.000 ··· ··· ··· 2/.000 260/201 .278/.336/.402/.738 .586/.781 .633 / 5/4 3/8
1.Fukudome* G/S/vP ··· 1/2.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· / /// / / / /
9.Johnson G/S/vP ··· 3/.000 7/.286 ··· ··· ··· ··· 3/.333 307/222 .236/.305/.320/.625 .913/.513 .630 / 4/2 2/0
25.Lee G/S/vP 3/.000 6/.000 4/1.167 7/.143 ··· ··· 3/.000 2/.000 650/509 .317/.400/.513/.913 1.015/.885 .749 / 6/5 22/7
19.Murton G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/no AB 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 3/.666 5/1.400 3/.000 6/1.166 ··· ··· 4/1.000 1/.000 558/431 .310/.366/.549/.915 1.220/.826 .780 / 0/0 26/10
18.Soto G/S/vP ··· 1/no AB ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 60/30 .389/.433/.667/1.100 1.096/1.104 1.242 / 0/0 3/0
2.Theriot G/S/vP 3/1.000 1/2.000 1/.000 2/2.000 ··· ··· 2/.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 167.0 42.1 66.0 75.0 51.0 87.1 93.0 TOTAL .283/.368/.452/.820 .823/.819 .723 .820 18/9 27/15
ERA-K/9 4.63/5.1 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 4.64/7.2

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

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 747/.281 181/.267 286/.258 321/.260 247/.286 / 354/.230 398/.255 .270  Murton
 Johnson
 DeRosa
 Ward
 Pie
 Theriot
28/1/41/3
70/1/8/3
1/0/22/1
1/0/10/1
2/80/0/1
4/0/2/0
OPS .824 .712 .709 .731 .862 .619 .678 .794
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 148/.788 83/.613 122/.859 152/.611 123/.829 / 163/.622 165/.689 .685
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 599/.833 98/.789 164/.597 169/.842 124/.894 / 191/.618 233/.670 .883
Home 406/.844 83/.560 149/.624 177/.709 104/.737 / 189/.574 186/.602 .818
Last 28d days / / / / / / / /
HR/SB/CS 26/9/6 5/1/1 6/3/0 8/2/2 9/4/2 // 7/5/1 1/2/2 27/17/6
Usage ····X··· Xo·o·o·X ··X·X·X· ····o·o· ··X·X·X· oo······ oX·o···o oXo··XX·

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 (3.88 RS/G) vs. Chicago Cubs Pitchers (4.48 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 38.Zambrano
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 24/.375 ··· 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 18/.600 ··· 2/1.000 31/.752 1/.000 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 18/.627 ··· 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 2/1.000 ··· 9/.819 21/1.000 1/2.000 ··· 3/.333 ··· 192/150 .328/.380/.466/.846 .810/.856 .935 / 2/0 2/8
1.Harris* G/S/vP 19/.485 ··· 3/1.000 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 6/.533 ··· 3/1.167 13/1.062 3/.333 5/.650 2/.000 2/.500 / /// / / / /
25.Kearns G/S/vP 33/.703 ··· 8/1.357 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 33/.935 ··· 6/1.417 12/.697 9/.730 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 43/.975 ··· 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/no AB ··· 1/2.000 1/.000 206/136 .272/.341/.446/.787 .956/.704 .961 / 3/2 7/2
53.Nieves G/S/vP 2/2.000 ··· 1/5.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 66/50 .164/.190/.230/.420 .467/.405 .585 / 0/0 0/2
26.Pena G/S/vP 15/.800 ··· 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 9/.476 ··· 4/.917 10/1.500 5/.933 7/.629 2/2.500 2/2.500 722/555 .266/.330/.458/.788 1.103/.695 .815 / 4/1 24/23
IP 216.1 11.0 81.1 78.0 69.1 103.1 24.1 72.1 TOTAL .233/.312/.344/.656 .637/.665 .650 .656 6/6 14/15
ERA-K/9 3.95/7.4 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 3.89/6.7

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

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 925/.233 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 .701 .566 .670 .785 .508 .750 .609 .712 .716
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 467/.780 14/.071 144/.566 161/.836 106/.616 75/.600 32/.443 93/.707 .760
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 458/.620 28/.829 192/.746 181/.741 179/.445 371/.781 69/.683 219/.714 .689
Road 475/.665 21/.668 156/.626 165/.693 142/.513 237/.708 54/.783 125/.669 .771
Last 28d days / / / / / / / /
HR/SB/CS 23/4/3 0/1/0 8/2/0 7/2/0 3/9/0 13/5/2 0/0/1 8/7/1 24/16/7
Usage ····X··· ·X·X··X· o·oo·X·· ··X····o X·XXo··X ··o··X·o ··X·o··o ··o··XX·

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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