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Game Preview: CHC @ ATL, 7:10pm, Monday, June 22, 2009 @Turner Field

Cubs, 34-31, 3rd, 2½ GB, 1½ GB in WC

SP: Ryan Dempster (32, RHP, 4-4, 3.92)

2009 Gamelogs / 2009 Splits / vs. ATL Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2009 (4-4) 87.1 77 42 38 35 72 10 3.92
2008 (17-6) 206.2 174 75 68 76 187 14 2.96
2007 (2-7) 66.2 59 36 35 30 55 8 4.73
Last 7 GS 2-2 44.0 36 17 14 16 31 4 2.86 56
2009-06-17 CHW L 6.0 4 3 3 6 4 1 104 50
2009-06-11 @HOU ND 7.0 7 1 1 0 4 0 102 63
2009-06-06 @CIN ND 6.0 6 3 0 2 7 1 84 59
2009-05-30 LAD W 7.0 3 0 0 1 5 0 99 75
2009-05-25 PIT ND 4.0 7 6 6 3 3 1 94 24
2009-05-20 @STL L 7.0 6 2 2 2 3 0 103 58
2009-05-14 SDP W 7.0 3 2 2 2 5 1 105 66
Last 5 v.ATL 1-3 30.2 31 25 25 15 30 4 7.34 45
2008-06-11 ATL W 9.0 4 2 2 0 11 1 119 82
2003-05-22 ATL L 6.0 11 9 9 2 10 2 95 22
2002-04-19 @ATL L 8.0 7 3 3 2 4 1 112 58
2002-04-13 ATL ND 7.0 8 4 4 5 4 0 107 44
2001-10-05 @ATL L 0.2 1 7 7 6 1 0 45 17
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   21-13   Road:   13-18   ExtrInn: 5-5 
 vsRHP:  27-23   vsLHP:   7-8    1-Run:  10-11
 vsEast:  4-2    vsCntrl:17-17   vsWest:  8-9  IL: 5-3 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 65 Sun, Jun 21   CLE  W   6-2       34-31  3rd  2.5 gb
 64 Sat, Jun 20   CLE  W   6-5 (13)  33-31  3rd  2.5 gb
 63 Fri, Jun 19   CLE  W   8-7 (10)  32-31  4th  3.0 gb
 62 Thu, Jun 18   CHW  W   6-5       31-31  4th  4.0 gb
 61 Wed, Jun 17   CHW  L   1-4       30-31  4th  4.5 gb
 60 Sun, Jun 14   MIN  W   3-2       30-30  3rd  2.5 gb
 59 Sat, Jun 13   MIN  L   0-2       29-30  4th  3.5 gb
 58 Fri, Jun 12   MIN  L   4-7       29-29  4th  3.5 gb
 57 Thu, Jun 11  @HOU  L   1-2 (13)  29-28  4th  2.5 gb
 56 Wed, Jun 10  @HOU  L   1-2       29-27  4th  2.5 gb
 Last 10: 5-5    Last 20:11-9    Last 30:13-17
Braves, 32-36, 4th, 4½ GB, 5 GB in WC

SP: Javier Vazquez (32, RHP, 4-6, 3.41)

2009 Gamelogs / 2009 Splits / vs. CHC Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2009 (4-6) 92.1 75 38 35 18 112 10 3.41
2008 (12-16) 208.1 214 113 108 61 200 25 4.67
2007 (15-8) 216.2 197 95 90 50 213 29 3.74
Last 7 GS 1-3 46.0 33 17 15 7 55 4 2.93 63
2009-06-17 @CIN L 8.0 4 4 4 2 7 2 99 63
2009-06-11 PIT ND 8.0 2 1 1 0 12 1 113 86
2009-06-06 MIL L 6.0 4 2 2 0 7 1 80 63
2009-05-30 @ARI ND 6.1 7 2 1 1 8 0 99 60
2009-05-25 @SFG L 5.2 8 5 5 1 5 0 107 37
2009-05-20 COL W 5.0 3 1 0 1 6 0 71 64
2009-05-15 ARI ND 7.0 5 2 2 2 10 0 107 67
Last 5 v.CHC 0-1 30.1 35 21 20 10 34 6 5.93 47
2008-06-28 CHC ND 4.1 9 5 5 3 7 0 105 29
2008-06-22 @CHC L 6.0 5 5 4 5 4 2 109 43
2007-06-23 CHC ND 7.0 5 1 1 0 8 1 112 71
2007-05-19 @CHC ND 7.0 5 5 5 1 8 2 101 54
2006-07-01 @CHC ND 6.0 11 5 5 1 7 1 104 36
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   15-17   Road:   17-19   ExtrInn: 4-3 
 vsRHP:  18-26   vsLHP:  14-10   1-Run:  12-11
 vsEast: 12-10   vsCntrl:10-14   vsWest:  5-8  IL: 5-4 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 68 Sun, Jun 21  @BOS  L   5-6       32-36  4th  4.5 gb
 67 Sat, Jun 20  @BOS  L   0-3       32-35  4th  4.5 gb
 66 Fri, Jun 19  @BOS  W   8-2       32-34  3rd  4.5 gb
 65 Thu, Jun 18  @CIN  W   7-0       31-34  4th  5.5 gb
 64 Wed, Jun 17  @CIN  L   3-4       30-34  4th  6.5 gb
 63 Tue, Jun 16  @CIN  L   2-7       30-33  4th  6.5 gb
 62 Sun, Jun 14  @BAL  L   2-11      30-32  4th  6.5 gb
 61 Sat, Jun 13  @BAL  L   4-8       30-31  3rd  5.5 gb
 60 Fri, Jun 12  @BAL  W   7-2       30-30  3rd  5.5 gb
 59 Thu, Jun 11   PIT  L   1-3       29-30  3rd  6.5 gb
 Last 10: 3-7    Last 20: 8-12   Last 30:13-17
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Wed, Jun 03, 2009 CHC  3 @ATL  2 (11)   W:Angel Guzman (2-0), L: Jeff Bennett (2-3), S: Kevin Gregg (9)
Tue, Jun 02, 2009 ATL  6  CHC  5 (12)   W:Rafael Soriano (1-0), L: Aaron Heilman (2-3), S: none

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
Season Series: 2009 - Tied 1-1; 2008 - CHC won 6-0; 2007 - ATL won 5-4; All-Time - CHC leads 1211-1010

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

TBR  5.65

BAL  4.61

SEA  3.77

RA/G

LAD  3.76

MIL  4.62

WSN  5.59

BA

J. Mauer  .407

A. LaRoche  .281

A. Kearns  .190

OBP

J. Mauer  .475

C. Lee  .354

D. Navarro  .242

SLG

J. Mauer  .727

N. Green  .459

N. Punto  .248

OPS

J. Mauer  1.202

N. Markakis  .815

B. Giles  .548

ERA

Z. Greinke  1.96

J. Peavy  3.97

A. Sonnanstine  6.60

K/9IP

J. Vazquez  10.92

J. Cueto  6.48

S. Martis  3.35

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

Cubs Batters (4.31 RS/G) vs. Braves Pitchers (4.47 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 33.Vazquez
G/S/vB
46.Acosta
G/S/vB
30.Bennett
G/S/vB
51.Gonzalez*
G/S/vB
48.Hanson
G/S/vB
11.Kawakami
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 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 3/.666 ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 59/45 .224/.296/.286/.582 .452/.599 .694 59/.582 0/1 0/1
21.Bradley# G/S/vP 19/.378 ··· 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 2/.000 ··· ··· 3/.000 3/.000 187/132 .248/.353/.398/.750 .890/.690 .586 69/.854 0/0 5/1
17.Fontenot* G/S/vP 5/1.000 2/.000 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 3/.833 ··· 1/.000 1/.000 2/1.000 220/183 .230/.318/.382/.700 .374/.767 .794 76/.764 2/1 6/4
5.Fox G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 1/no AB ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 25/11 .286/.320/.429/.749 .786/.697 1.029 25/.749 0/0 0/0
1.Fukudome* G/S/vP 7/.571 3/1.167 4/2.417 1/3.000 ··· 3/.666 ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/no AB 233/219 .270/.397/.429/.825 .903/.820 .881 71/.605 5/4 5/0
55.Hill# G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 1/no AB ··· 2/.000 74/65 .222/.329/.349/.678 .556/.696 .705 28/.440 0/0 2/0
6.Hoffpauir* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 1/2.000 ··· 124/107 .261/.306/.452/.759 .548/.793 .602 29/.655 0/0 5/1
9.Johnson G/S/vP 20/.316 2/.000 1/2.000 3/.666 ··· 1/2.000 ··· ··· ··· 3/.000 125/74 .268/.336/.446/.782 .903/.700 .605 53/.950 1/0 4/0
25.Lee G/S/vP 53/1.135 3/2.333 8/1.792 4/2.000 ··· 3/1.000 ··· 3/.000 1/.000 1/.000 237/188 .287/.363/.498/.860 .870/.855 .746 97/1.052 0/0 11/2
7.Miles# G/S/vP 5/.800 1/2.000 4/1.000 5/.000 ··· ··· ··· 1/2.000 ··· 2/.000 131/103 .203/.240/.260/.500 .693/.446 .486 25/.440 3/0 0/2
12.Soriano G/S/vP 9/.778 1/2.000 4/.250 5/1.300 ··· 4/1.250 ··· 5/1.200 1/.000 7/.143 299/240 .224/.291/.430/.721 .560/.759 .785 107/.529 7/2 14/7
18.Soto G/S/vP 6/.167 3/2.334 2/1.000 1/no AB ··· 3/.333 ··· 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 201/154 .225/.343/.355/.698 .911/.639 .569 68/.876 1/0 5/2
2.Theriot G/S/vP 9/.666 2/.000 4/.750 2/.500 ··· 4/.000 ··· 5/.650 1/.000 2/.000 281/224 .282/.339/.421/.760 .851/.738 .623 97/.704 9/5 6/5
IP 92.1 11.2 32.2 32.0 17.2 75.1 21.1 26.1 25.1 31.2 TOTAL .246/.324/.400/.723 .741/.719 .694 .720 29/15 72/41
ERA-K/9 3.41/10.9 1.54/5.4 3.03/6.1 2.25/11.5 4.08/6.1 4.42/7.1 5.91/8.9 4.78/8.2 3.91/5.3 1.42/11.9 4.00/7.6

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 367/.219 46/.195 156/.313 140/.229 80/.265 329/.261 96/.231 120/.255 102/.245 126/.174 .253
OPS .613 .575 .810 .693 .794 .798 .684 .686 .591 .491 .716
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 189/.670 20/.368 66/.857 49/.817 35/.769 153/.687 46/.667 48/.829 49/.612 54/.555 .714
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 178/.552 26/.724 90/.777 91/.609 45/.808 176/.897 50/.699 72/.596 53/.571 72/.444 .717
Home 180/.565 20/.712 72/.771 60/.783 26/.909 178/.694 29/.607 70/.731 53/.680 67/.420
Last 28d days 105/.543 42/.583 60/.877 58/.616 80/.794 129/.784 78/.655 47/.766 43/.831 51/.456
HR/SB/CS 10/5/2 1/0/0 1/3/1 2/3/2 3/4/2 8/4/4 1/0/1 0/6/3 1/0/3 1/2/0 45/39/26
Usage ····X··· ·······X oX···X·· o·oX·X·· ···X···· ··X····· ·······X o·oX···· oo···o·· ··oo····
Braves Batters (4.24 RS/G) vs. Cubs Pitchers (4.12 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 46.Dempster
G/S/vB
58.Ascanio
G/S/vB
63.Gregg
G/S/vB
22.Hart
G/S/vB
47.Heilman
G/S/vB
49.Marmol
G/S/vB
45.Marshall*
G/S/vB
54.Patton
G/S/vB
36.Wells
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
18.Anderson* G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 2/1.000 ··· ··· ··· 3/1.666 176/130 .280/.313/.385/.698 .801/.660 .627 81/.812 1/0 3/2
1.Blanco* G/S/vP 3/.000 ··· 5/.000 ··· 3/.000 2/.000 ··· ··· 2/.000 18/14 .067/.176/.067/.243 .000/.298 .083 18/.243 1/0 0/1
23.Diaz G/S/vP 1/.000 ··· 6/.334 ··· 6/.334 3/.000 9/.222 ··· ··· 139/73 .274/.345/.427/.773 .812/.738 .752 50/.620 3/0 3/1
19.Escobar G/S/vP 6/.334 ··· 6/1.633 ··· 4/.500 6/.367 6/.666 ··· 3/.333 270/186 .292/.351/.436/.787 .591/.870 .740 99/.753 2/1 7/9
7.Francoeur G/S/vP 6/.500 ··· 10/1.214 ··· 13/.500 3/1.167 10/.600 ··· 2/.000 268/185 .245/.281/.333/.614 .733/.561 .721 87/.545 4/1 4/0
27.Hernandez G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 32/21 .129/.156/.161/.318 .273/.340 .397 19/.263 0/0 0/1
2.Johnson* G/S/vP 6/.333 ··· 5/.400 ··· 10/.700 4/1.833 6/1.333 ··· 3/.000 246/171 .226/.292/.380/.672 .938/.557 .776 94/.541 2/2 5/5
10.Jones# G/S/vP 44/.759 ··· 4/.250 ··· 16/1.779 2/.000 3/.666 ··· 3/.666 243/171 .297/.412/.490/.902 1.056/.831 .915 99/.852 1/1 8/10
22.Kotchman* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/2.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 215/150 .268/.326/.381/.707 .528/.786 .690 48/.503 0/0 2/0
16.McCann* G/S/vP 5/.400 ··· 9/.222 ··· 7/1.904 1/.000 3/.666 ··· 3/.000 194/131 .325/.418/.518/.936 .714/1.035 .885 86/.905 2/1 6/2
13.McLouth* G/S/vP 15/1.012 2/1.500 2/.000 2/.000 7/.786 8/2.607 11/.773 1/.000 ··· 269/179 .260/.346/.468/.814 .874/.782 .872 99/.759 9/0 12/0
14.Prado G/S/vP ··· ··· 3/1.000 ··· 5/1.400 2/.000 1/.000 ··· 3/.000 134/74 .277/.344/.445/.789 .984/.640 .703 63/.771 0/1 3/2
8.Ross G/S/vP 5/.650 2/.000 ··· 1/.000 3/.333 4/4.000 3/1.167 ··· ··· 93/62 .295/.402/.551/.953 .688/1.093 .623 24/1.173 0/0 5/0
IP 87.1 15.0 32.0 31.0 32.2 53.0 20.1 49.0 TOTAL .257/.329/.387/.716 .738/.706 .695 .674 21/9 52/42
ERA-K/9 3.92/7.4 3.00/10.8 3.66/9.0 /0.0 4.06/7.3 3.58/9.6 4.42/5.9 5.75/8.4 2.57/6.4 3.86/7.9

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 367/.241 68/.246 144/.238 / 141/.255 150/.156 231/.261 94/.244 196/.239 .238
OPS .719 .692 .708 .779 .629 .764 .762 .607 .710
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 164/.743 25/1.227 64/.654 / 58/.730 70/.579 61/.675 40/.759 82/.627 .750
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 203/.699 43/.377 80/.752 / 83/.812 80/.673 170/.794 54/.763 114/.591 .686
Road 216/.757 28/.638 73/.771 / 70/.729 74/.565 86/.813 40/.936 100/.530
Last 28d days 104/.636 40/.643 57/.476 / 49/.604 60/.557 77/.742 25/.804 125/.641
HR/SB/CS 10/7/4 1/2/1 5/0/0 // 3/3/1 1/1/0 8/2/1 4/4/0 2/2/1 69/33/15
Usage ····X··· oX··X··· oXXo···· ·Xo····· ·XXX···X Xo·o···· ·oX····· 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.