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Game Preview: CHC @ ATL, 7:00pm, Tuesday, June 2, 2009 @Turner Field

Cubs, 25-24, 4th, 4 GB, 3 GB in WC

SP: Randy Wells (26, RHP, 0-2, 1.80)

2009 Gamelogs / 2009 Splits / vs. ATL Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2009 (0-2) 25.0 22 5 5 7 23 0 1.80
2008 (0-0) 5.1 0 0 0 3 1 0 0.00
Last 7 GS 0-2 25.0 22 5 5 7 23 0 1.80 61
2009-05-28 LAD L 7.0 8 2 2 1 7 0 111 59
2009-05-23 @SDP L 7.0 5 3 3 1 7 0 95 61
2009-05-16 HOU ND 6.0 4 0 0 3 4 0 97 65
2009-05-08 @MIL ND 5.0 5 0 0 2 5 0 84 60
Has never faced ATL.
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   16-10   Road:    9-14   ExtrInn: 1-2 
 vsRHP:  20-19   vsLHP:   5-5    1-Run:   4-7 
 vsEast:  3-1    vsCntrl:14-14   vsWest:  8-9  IL: 0-0 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 49 Sun, May 31   LAD  L   2-8       25-24  4th  4.5 gb
 48 Sat, May 30   LAD  W   7-0       25-23  4th  3.5 gb
 47 Fri, May 29   LAD  W   2-1       24-23  4th  3.5 gb
 46 Thu, May 28   LAD  L   1-2       23-23  4th  4.5 gb
 45 Wed, May 27   PIT  W   5-2       23-22  4th  4.0 gb
 44 Tue, May 26   PIT  W   6-1  (5)  22-22  4th  4.0 gb
 43 Mon, May 25   PIT  L   8-10      21-22  4th  5.0 gb
 42 Sun, May 24  @SDP  L   2-7       21-21  4th  4.0 gb
 41 Sat, May 23  @SDP  L   1-3       21-20  4th  4.0 gb
 40 Fri, May 22  @SDP  L   0-4       21-19  4th  4.0 gb
 Last 10: 4-6    Last 20: 9-11   Last 30:15-15
Braves, 25-25, 3rd, 4½ GB, 3½ GB in WC

SP: Kenshin Kawakami (34, RHP, 3-6, 4.73)

2009 Gamelogs / 2009 Splits / vs. CHC Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2009 (3-6) 51.1 54 31 27 23 44 5 4.73
Last 7 GS 2-5 39.1 45 23 20 16 29 3 4.58 46
2009-05-27 @SFG L 5.2 9 4 3 4 2 0 98 35
2009-05-22 TOR W 8.0 3 0 0 0 7 0 106 83
2009-05-16 ARI L 5.0 5 3 3 1 4 0 73 48
2009-05-10 @PHI W 6.0 5 2 2 4 6 0 95 56
2009-05-05 NYM L 5.0 8 2 2 3 7 0 113 47
2009-04-26 @CIN L 4.2 8 8 8 1 1 2 78 16
2009-04-21 @WSN L 5.0 7 4 2 3 2 1 93 40
Has never faced CHC.
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   11-12   Road:   14-13   ExtrInn: 2-2 
 vsRHP:  14-18   vsLHP:  11-7    1-Run:   8-7 
 vsEast: 12-10   vsCntrl: 5-7    vsWest:  5-8  IL: 3-0 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 50 Sun, May 31  @ARI  W   9-3       25-25  3rd  4.0 gb
 49 Sat, May 30  @ARI  L   2-3 (11)  24-25  3rd  4.0 gb
 48 Fri, May 29  @ARI  W  10-6       24-24  3rd  3.5 gb
 47 Thu, May 28  @ARI  L   2-5       23-24  3rd  3.5 gb
 46 Wed, May 27  @SFG  L   3-6       23-23  3rd  3.0 gb
 45 Tue, May 26  @SFG  L   0-4       23-22  3rd  2.5 gb
 44 Mon, May 25  @SFG  L   2-8       23-21  3rd  1.5 gb
 43 Sun, May 24   TOR  W  10-2       23-20  2nd  1.5 gb
 42 Sat, May 23   TOR  W   4-3       22-20  3rd  1.5 gb
 41 Fri, May 22   TOR  W   1-0       21-20  3rd  2.5 gb
 Last 10: 5-5    Last 20:11-9    Last 30:15-15
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Thu, Aug 14, 2008 CHC 11 @ATL  7        W:Ted Lilly (12-6), L: Tom Glavine (2-4), S: none
Wed, Aug 13, 2008 CHC  8 @ATL  0        W:Rich Harden (7-2), L: Jorge Campillo (7-5), S: none
Wed, Aug 13, 2008 CHC 10 @ATL  2        W:Jason Marquis (8-7), L: Charlie Morton (3-6), S: none
Thu, Jun 12, 2008 CHC  3  ATL  2 (11)   W:Kerry Wood (3-1), L: Manny Acosta (3-5), S: none
Wed, Jun 11, 2008 CHC  7  ATL  2        W:Ryan Dempster (8-2), L: Jeff Bennett (0-4), S: none
Tue, Jun 10, 2008 CHC 10  ATL  5        W:Ted Lilly (6-5), L: Tom Glavine (2-3), S: none
Sun, Jun 10, 2007 ATL  5  CHC  4        W:Chad Paronto (3-1), L: Ryan Dempster (1-3), S: Bob Wickman (11)
Sat, Jun 09, 2007 ATL  9  CHC  5        W:Peter Moylan (2-1), L: Jason Marquis (5-3), S: none
Fri, Jun 08, 2007 CHC  9 @ATL  1        W:Sean Marshall (2-2), L: Lance Cormier (0-2), S: none
Thu, Jun 07, 2007 CHC  2 @ATL  1        W:Rich Hill (5-4), L: Chuck James (5-5), S: Ryan Dempster (12)
Season Series: 2009 -  0-0; 2008 - CHC won 6-0; 2007 - ATL won 5-4; All-Time - CHC leads 1210-1009

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 2009 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

NYY  5.65

MIL  4.69

SEA  3.79

RA/G

LAD  3.83

BOS  4.63

WSN  6.16

BA

J. Bartlett  .373

V. Wells  .266

C. Young  .174

OBP

A. Pujols  .468

B. Francisco  .343

C. Young  .215

SLG

R. Ibanez  .682

S. Schumaker  .424

B. Giles  .284

OPS

A. Pujols  1.147

S. Schumaker  .768

C. Young  .520

ERA

Z. Greinke  1.10

A. Harang  4.19

J. Moyer  6.75

K/9IP

J. Santana  11.73

C. Lee  6.57

J. Garland  3.36

Baseball-Reference.com-- Baseball's History: 1871-Now

Cubs Batters (4.45 RS/G) vs. Braves Pitchers (4.48 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 11.Kawakami
G/S/vB
46.Acosta
G/S/vB
30.Bennett
G/S/vB
51.Gonzalez*
G/S/vB
54.Medlen
G/S/vB
58.Moylan
G/S/vB
34.O'Flaherty*
G/S/vB
39.Soriano
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
13.Blanco# G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 9/3 .111/.111/.222/.333 .600/.000 9/.333 0/0 0/0
21.Bradley# G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· 3/.000 3/.000 137/101 .224/.343/.397/.740 .889/.684 .637 78/.865 0/0 5/0
17.Fontenot* G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 1/.000 1/.000 163/135 .224/.307/.392/.698 .459/.749 .736 68/.529 2/1 5/3
5.Fox G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 7/5 .429/.429/.571/1.000 1.500/.800 7/1.000 0/0 0/0
1.Fukudome* G/S/vP ··· 2/2.000 3/3.500 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 171/165 .309/.439/.507/.946 1.133/.939 1.016 70/.925 4/4 5/0
55.Hill# G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/no AB ··· 1/.000 53/45 .289/.396/.467/.863 .625/.909 .866 15/.983 0/0 2/0
6.Hoffpauir* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 105/91 .281/.333/.479/.812 .522/.858 .676 60/.781 0/0 4/1
9.Johnson G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/2.000 ··· ··· ··· 3/.000 88/55 .295/.364/.474/.838 .955/.769 .661 37/1.227 1/0 3/0
25.Lee G/S/vP ··· 2/.000 7/1.738 2/2.000 ··· 3/.000 1/.000 ··· 160/133 .248/.325/.411/.736 .852/.708 .544 57/.904 0/0 5/0
24.Scales# G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 54/45 .239/.352/.457/.808 .722/.825 .760 50/.836 0/0 2/2
12.Soriano G/S/vP ··· 1/2.000 3/.333 4/2.000 ··· 4/1.500 1/.000 6/.167 218/180 .246/.307/.482/.790 .566/.835 .812 100/.679 5/2 12/4
18.Soto G/S/vP ··· 3/2.334 2/1.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 149/119 .216/.336/.272/.608 .575/.615 .458 77/.702 0/0 1/2
2.Theriot G/S/vP ··· 2/.000 3/1.000 1/no AB ··· 4/.250 1/.000 1/.000 203/165 .293/.355/.459/.814 1.008/.770 .622 92/.765 7/3 5/4
IP 51.1 4.2 23.1 22.0 14.1 17.2 18.0 21.2 TOTAL .251/.330/.409/.740 .749/.738 .695 .749 23/12 54/30
ERA-K/9 4.73/7.7 1.93/3.8 2.70/6.6 3.27/12.7 6.28/9.4 5.09/7.6 3.00/6.5 1.25/12.0 4.11/7.7

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 229/.274 18/.222 111/.330 95/.222 62/.212 83/.246 69/.215 82/.157 .255
OPS .833 .444 .779 .695 .616 .667 .476 .495 .717
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 106/.798 6/.667 50/.713 32/.944 28/.690 33/.773 31/.331 36/.547 .691
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 123/.865 12/.333 61/.833 63/.550 34/.553 50/.602 38/.594 46/.453 .739
Home 126/.684 4/.500 55/.767 38/.880 18/.802 48/.682 34/.520 35/.280
Last 28d days 103/.695 18/.444 51/.716 52/.681 62/.616 34/.798 31/.426 37/.529
HR/SB/CS 5/4/3 0/0/0 0/3/1 2/2/2 0/0/1 0/4/1 0/0/2 1/1/0 29/25/19
Usage ·····X·· ·X···oo· ·ooo··oo ··XX···· ·X····X· ·o·X·o·· ··oo·Xo· ··oX····
Braves Batters (4.40 RS/G) vs. Cubs Pitchers (4.35 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 36.Wells
G/S/vB
58.Ascanio
G/S/vB
63.Gregg
G/S/vB
37.Guzman
G/S/vB
47.Heilman
G/S/vB
49.Marmol
G/S/vB
45.Marshall*
G/S/vB
54.Patton
G/S/vB
43.Waddell*
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
18.Anderson* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· 2/1.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 119/85 .266/.294/.358/.652 .807/.586 .585 89/.713 0/0 1/2
23.Diaz G/S/vP ··· ··· 5/.400 1/.000 5/.400 2/.000 9/.222 ··· ··· 101/52 .284/.366/.443/.810 .778/.836 .862 30/.985 1/0 2/1
19.Escobar G/S/vP ··· ··· 6/1.633 ··· 3/.000 5/.400 6/.666 ··· ··· 186/130 .299/.370/.470/.839 .737/.877 .811 84/.876 1/1 5/4
7.Francoeur G/S/vP ··· ··· 9/.611 3/.666 12/.500 2/1.000 10/.600 ··· ··· 203/141 .250/.271/.344/.615 .761/.552 .743 94/.470 1/1 3/0
27.Hernandez G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 25/18 .167/.200/.208/.408 .429/.399 .583 25/.408 0/0 0/1
2.Johnson* G/S/vP ··· ··· 5/.400 1/2.000 9/.778 3/1.666 6/1.333 ··· ··· 176/124 .256/.316/.450/.766 1.024/.664 .974 85/.818 2/2 5/4
10.Jones# G/S/vP ··· ··· 4/.250 ··· 15/1.767 1/.000 3/.666 ··· ··· 166/114 .316/.434/.500/.934 .949/.926 .795 75/1.008 1/1 5/6
22.Kotchman* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/2.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 191/132 .277/.340/.405/.745 .579/.821 .690 90/.714 0/0 2/0
16.McCann* G/S/vP ··· ··· 7/.286 2/4.000 7/1.904 ··· 3/.666 ··· ··· 128/81 .318/.422/.514/.936 .625/1.109 .853 77/1.056 2/1 5/2
20.Norton# G/S/vP ··· ··· 4/.250 ··· 1/no AB ··· ··· ··· ··· 38/32 .129/.289/.194/.483 .833/.401 .410 16/.464 0/0 0/
14.Prado G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/3.000 ··· 4/1.250 1/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· 82/39 .247/.321/.438/.759 .844/.671 .660 51/.608 0/1 2/1
8.Ross G/S/vP ··· 2/.000 ··· ··· 3/.333 4/4.000 3/1.167 ··· ··· 75/53 .274/.392/.484/.876 .679/.962 .579 27/.762 0/0 3/0
24.Schafer* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 195/134 .204/.313/.287/.600 .619/.592 .558 92/.432 2/1 2/0
IP 25.0 7.2 21.1 22.1 21.2 23.0 45.2 15.1 1.0 TOTAL .262/.337/.394/.731 .743/.725 .718 .717 11/8 36/28
ERA-K/9 1.80/8.3 3.52/10.5 4.64/10.1 2.82/8.5 4.98/7.5 3.13/10.6 4.73/6.1 6.46/8.2 0.00/18.0 4.28/8.3

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 99/.242 34/.267 101/.271 85/.169 99/.253 104/.169 198/.270 74/.258 4/.250 .245
OPS .578 .753 .825 .525 .837 .645 .780 .741 .500 .737
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 42/.617 14/1.012 45/.732 34/.456 43/.801 47/.626 49/.693 32/.510 2/.000 .768
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 57/.548 20/.578 56/.900 51/.573 56/.863 57/.661 149/.807 42/.890 2/1.000 .717
Road 48/.564 7/.714 48/.917 36/.407 50/.809 47/.598 73/.777 35/.945 /
Last 28d days 99/.578 34/.753 40/.821 29/.310 49/.875 46/.521 89/.838 20/.803 4/.500
HR/SB/CS 0/2/0 1/1/1 4/0/0 2/1/1 3/2/1 1/1/0 7/2/1 2/4/0 0/0/0 54/29/8
Usage ····X··· ·o··X··X ·X·X·X·· ··o·oo·· ··X·o··X ·X·X·X·· ·X····X· ·X·····X ·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.