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Game Preview: PIT @ CHC, 2:20pm, Wednesday, May 27, 2009 @Wrigley Field

Pirates, 21-25, 5th, 6 GB, 5 GB in WC

SP: Zach Duke (26, LHP, 5-4, 2.77)

2009 Gamelogs / 2009 Splits / vs. CHC Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2009 (5-4) 65.0 55 22 20 15 39 4 2.77
2008 (5-14) 185.0 230 111 99 47 87 19 4.82
2007 (3-8) 107.1 161 74 66 25 41 14 5.53
Last 7 GS 3-4 49.2 46 19 19 11 30 4 3.44 56
2009-05-22 @CHW L 8.0 6 2 2 2 7 1 88 67
2009-05-17 COL W 7.0 6 4 4 2 4 0 103 51
2009-05-12 STL W 8.0 4 1 1 1 5 1 104 74
2009-05-06 @STL L 5.1 6 4 4 2 2 1 77 40
2009-05-01 CIN L 7.0 6 1 1 2 5 0 101 64
2009-04-25 @SDP W 8.1 6 1 1 2 5 0 114 70
2009-04-19 ATL L 6.0 12 6 6 0 2 1 83 26
Last 5 v.CHC 0-3 29.1 41 17 16 6 17 1 4.91 44
2008-08-27 CHC L 8.0 7 2 2 2 6 0 114 64
2008-05-23 CHC L 4.0 10 5 4 0 1 0 63 25
2008-05-17 @CHC ND 6.1 8 4 4 1 4 1 106 44
2008-04-20 @CHC L 4.0 8 5 5 2 0 0 69 24
2008-04-09 CHC ND 7.0 8 1 1 1 6 0 116 62
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   11-9    Road:   10-16   ExtrInn: 1-1 
 vsRHP:  16-20   vsLHP:   5-5    1-Run:   3-5 
 vsEast:  8-5    vsCntrl: 8-16   vsWest:  4-2  IL: 1-2 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 46 Tue, May 26  @CHC  L   1-6  (5)  21-25  5th  6.0 gb
 45 Mon, May 25  @CHC  W  10-8       21-24  5th  6.0 gb
 44 Sun, May 24  @CHW  W   4-3       20-24  5th  6.0 gb
 43 Sat, May 23  @CHW  L   0-4       19-24  5th  7.0 gb
 42 Fri, May 22  @CHW  L   0-2       19-23  5th  7.0 gb
 41 Thu, May 21  @WSN  L   4-5       19-22  5th  7.0 gb
 40 Wed, May 20  @WSN  W   2-1       19-21  5th  6.0 gb
 39 Tue, May 19  @WSN  W   8-5 (10)  18-21  5th  7.0 gb
 38 Mon, May 18  @WSN  W  12-7       17-21  6th  7.0 gb
 37 Sun, May 17   COL  W  11-4       16-21  6th  7.0 gb
 Last 10: 6-4    Last 20: 9-11   Last 30:12-18
Cubs, 22-22, 4th, 4 GB, 3 GB in WC

SP: Carlos Zambrano (28, RHP, 3-2, 4.64)

2009 Gamelogs / 2009 Splits / vs. PIT Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2009 (3-2) 42.2 43 23 22 18 40 4 4.64
2008 (14-6) 188.2 172 85 82 72 130 18 3.91
2007 (18-13) 216.1 187 100 95 101 177 23 3.95
Last 7 GS 3-2 42.2 43 23 22 18 40 4 4.64 50
2009-05-22 @SDP L 4.2 3 3 3 4 7 0 97 49
2009-05-03 FLA W 5.0 4 2 2 1 3 0 78 53
2009-04-28 @ARI W 7.0 8 3 3 2 3 0 111 50
2009-04-23 CIN L 7.0 7 4 3 2 7 0 109 54
2009-04-17 STL ND 7.0 9 7 7 3 7 3 109 35
2009-04-11 @MIL ND 6.0 7 3 3 3 7 1 118 50
2009-04-06 @HOU W 6.0 5 1 1 3 6 0 97 61
Last 5 v.PIT 2-0 26.1 27 15 13 12 20 1 4.44 48
2008-08-26 @PIT ND 4.1 8 6 6 4 3 0 98 22
2008-08-03 PIT ND 5.0 3 2 1 1 2 1 82 56
2008-05-23 @PIT W 7.0 6 2 2 1 6 0 109 62
2008-05-17 PIT ND 4.0 7 5 4 3 3 0 73 30
2007-09-23 PIT W 6.0 3 0 0 3 6 0 93 69
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   13-8    Road:    9-14   ExtrInn: 1-2 
 vsRHP:  19-19   vsLHP:   3-3    1-Run:   3-6 
 vsEast:  3-1    vsCntrl:13-14   vsWest:  6-7  IL: 0-0 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/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
 39 Thu, May 21  @STL  L   1-3       21-18  3rd  4.0 gb
 38 Wed, May 20  @STL  L   1-2       21-17  3rd  3.0 gb
 37 Tue, May 19  @STL  L   0-3       21-16  2nd  3.0 gb
 36 Sun, May 17   HOU  L   5-6       21-15  2nd  1.5 gb
 35 Sat, May 16   HOU  W   5-4       21-14  2nd  0.5 gb
 Last 10: 2-8    Last 20: 9-11   Last 30:14-16
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Tue, May 26, 2009 CHC  6  PIT  1  (5)   W:Sean Marshall (3-3), L: Ian Snell (1-6), S: none
Mon, May 25, 2009 PIT 10 @CHC  8        W:Tom Gorzelanny (2-1), L: Neal Cotts (0-2), S: Sean Burnett (1)

Wed, Aug 27, 2008 CHC  2 @PIT  0        W:Jason Marquis (9-7), L: Zach Duke (4-13), S: Kerry Wood (27)
Tue, Aug 26, 2008 CHC 14 @PIT  9        W:Sean Marshall (3-3), L: Craig Hansen (1-5), S: none
Mon, Aug 25, 2008 CHC 12 @PIT  3        W:Ted Lilly (13-7), L: Jeff Karstens (2-3), S: none
Sun, Aug 03, 2008 CHC  8  PIT  5        W:Chad Gaudin (8-4), L: Craig Hansen (1-4), S: Carlos Marmol (6)
Sat, Aug 02, 2008 CHC  5  PIT  1        W:Ted Lilly (11-6), L: Paul Maholm (7-7), S: none
Fri, Aug 01, 2008 PIT  3 @CHC  0        W:Jeff Karstens (1-0), L: Jason Marquis (6-7), S: John Grabow (1)
Sun, May 25, 2008 PIT  6  CHC  5 (11)   W:Damaso Marte (4-0), L: Jon Lieber (2-3), S: none
Sat, May 24, 2008 PIT  5  CHC  4 (14)   W:John Grabow (4-1), L: Michael Wuertz (0-1), S: none
Season Series: 2009 - Tied 1-1; 2008 - CHC won 14-4; 2007 - CHC won 8-7; All-Time - PIT leads 1194-1131

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  5.71

MIL  4.70

SEA  3.70

RA/G

LAD  3.87

TEX  4.76

WSN  6.15

BA

M. Cabrera  .377

A. Beltre  .217

B. Upton  .189

OBP

C. Beltran  .460

B. Upton  .285

A. Beltre  .251

SLG

R. Ibanez  .724

E. Bonifacio  .304

B. Giles  .277

OPS

R. Ibanez  1.134

E. Bonifacio  .597

B. Giles  .558

ERA

Z. Greinke  .84

K. Slowey  4.23

J. Moyer  7.42

K/9IP

J. Verlander  12.09

G. Meche  6.67

M. Pelfrey  3.19

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

Pirates Batters (4.41 RS/G) vs. Cubs Pitchers (4.55 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 38.Zambrano
G/S/vB
58.Ascanio
G/S/vB
48.Cotts*
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
36.Wells
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
23.Diaz G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 2/1.000 ··· ··· 59/40 .327/.362/.436/.798 .684/.857 .910 52/.794 0/1 1/2
16.Hinske* G/S/vP 3/.666 ··· 6/.167 4/1.167 ··· 1/2.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 76/68 .254/.342/.388/.730 .625/.743 .721 32/.692 0/0 1/0
35.Jaramillo# G/S/vP ··· 1/2.000 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 77/69 .288/.390/.409/.799 .500/.837 .876 44/.688 1/0 0/1
25.LaRoche* G/S/vP 33/.690 2/.000 2/1.500 4/.000 3/2.334 20/.982 7/.143 4/.000 1/.000 ··· 186/138 .224/.312/.448/.760 .570/.832 .581 98/.620 0/0 7/1
15.LaRoche G/S/vP 4/.750 1/2.000 1/3.000 1/.000 1/no AB 2/.500 ··· 2/2.000 1/2.000 ··· 163/132 .303/.373/.423/.795 .902/.769 .793 92/.891 2/0 2/5
13.McLouth* G/S/vP 26/.844 2/1.500 4/1.250 1/.000 ··· 7/.786 8/2.607 11/.773 1/.000 ··· 173/118 .265/.370/.469/.839 .754/.881 .764 107/.818 7/0 8/0
18.Monroe G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 5/.800 10/.200 ··· ··· ··· 2/.000 ··· ··· 64/30 .250/.297/.433/.730 .869/.578 .569 33/.628 0/0 3/0
3.Morgan* G/S/vP 9/.347 ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 3/1.333 5/.200 4/.500 1/.000 ··· 197/152 .282/.361/.359/.720 .478/.791 .770 96/.693 10/5 0/0
44.Moss* G/S/vP 5/1.800 1/2.000 2/.000 ··· ··· 2/.000 2/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· 138/120 .264/.312/.380/.691 .572/.710 .524 75/.831 0/0 1/0
12.Sanchez G/S/vP 37/.562 ··· 3/1.167 2/1.000 6/1.833 6/1.167 8/.661 5/1.200 1/2.000 ··· 196/148 .326/.359/.505/.864 .689/.922 .818 105/.795 4/1 4/1
5.Vazquez* G/S/vP 12/.639 ··· ··· ··· ··· 4/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 77/66 .190/.325/.206/.531 .920/.470 .573 33/.553 0/0 0/1
2.Wilson G/S/vP 48/.505 2/.000 1/no AB 1/.000 3/.000 9/.111 4/.250 12/.606 1/.000 ··· 110/87 .252/.284/.369/.653 .638/.657 .702 58/.669 1/1 1/5
48.Young# G/S/vP 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 1/no AB ··· 53/36 .319/.396/.383/.779 .561/.882 .658 48/.753 1/0 0/0
IP 42.2 6.2 11.0 18.1 20.0 19.2 20.0 41.1 14.1 18.0 TOTAL .264/.332/.401/.733 .653/.757 .693 .718 26/8 31/20
ERA-K/9 4.64/8.4 4.05/10.7 7.36/7.4 5.40/10.3 3.15/9.0 5.49/7.8 3.60/10.3 3.70/6.3 6.91/7.6 1.50/8.0 4.53/8.4

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 184/.269 28/.269 55/.311 87/.284 78/.171 92/.260 90/.179 175/.253 69/.259 71/.219 .247
OPS .758 .745 1.014 .868 .548 .868 .674 .740 .747 .546 .751
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 70/.892 13/1.098 29/1.255 38/.785 31/.502 36/.873 37/.722 41/.618 31/.529 23/.499 .821
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 114/.677 15/.467 26/.776 49/.932 47/.581 56/.863 53/.640 134/.776 38/.893 48/.568 .713
Home 81/.800 21/.754 32/1.123 39/.808 42/.674 42/.933 43/.760 102/.715 34/.538 23/.504
Last 28d days 41/.590 28/.745 27/.917 42/.757 35/.416 51/1.006 51/.622 122/.726 27/.631 71/.546
HR/SB/CS 4/1/2 1/0/1 3/1/0 4/0/0 2/0/1 3/2/1 1/1/0 6/2/1 2/3/0 0/0/0 52/24/8
Usage ····X··· ·X···X·· ·Xo·oo·· ····X··X ·····o·· ·XX·X··· ···X··o· X····X·· ·X······ ···X····
Cubs Batters (4.57 RS/G) vs. Pirates Pitchers (4.33 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 57.Duke*
G/S/vB
17.Burnett*
G/S/vB
55.Capps
G/S/vB
43.Chavez
G/S/vB
34.Grabow*
G/S/vB
47.Meek
G/S/vB
56.Veal*
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
21.Bradley# G/S/vP 4/1.500 3/3.334 ··· ··· 3/.666 ··· ··· 121/97 .196/.322/.373/.695 .788/.670 .792 80/.776 0/0 5/0
17.Fontenot* G/S/vP ··· 2/1.500 3/.666 ··· 1/2.000 1/.000 ··· 147/128 .219/.306/.383/.689 .168/.765 .622 70/.626 2/1 5/3
4.Freel G/S/vP 8/.750 5/.933 6/1.200 ··· 9/.222 1/2.000 ··· 38/27 .129/.270/.129/.399 .100/.515 .330 18/.301 0/0 0/1
1.Fukudome* G/S/vP 6/.334 2/1.500 3/1.334 1/.000 3/1.167 3/.333 ··· 165/159 .311/.442/.508/.950 1.133/.943 .877 80/.785 4/4 5/0
55.Hill# G/S/vP ··· 2/1.000 ··· ··· 2/1.000 ··· ··· 49/42 .286/.388/.405/.793 .714/.805 .582 18/.478 0/0 1/0
6.Hoffpauir* G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 98/86 .281/.337/.483/.820 .614/.849 1.001 62/.785 0/0 4/1
9.Johnson G/S/vP 16/1.071 7/2.142 3/.000 ··· 2/.500 1/no AB ··· 72/50 .238/.319/.333/.653 .762/.606 .644 31/.804 0/0 1/0
25.Lee G/S/vP 37/.753 5/.900 11/.637 ··· 4/.500 2/.500 ··· 140/124 .248/.314/.416/.730 1.025/.692 .881 61/.941 0/0 5/0
7.Miles# G/S/vP 14/.814 4/.750 7/.286 ··· 5/.800 1/2.000 ··· 106/86 .204/.250/.265/.515 .721/.466 .513 62/.561 3/0 0/1
24.Scales# G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 42/39 .257/.381/.457/.838 .000/.910 .931 42/.838 0/0 1/1
12.Soriano G/S/vP 27/1.513 4/1.750 10/.800 ··· 6/.000 2/.500 ··· 195/170 .254/.318/.508/.826 .613/.856 .840 100/.669 5/2 12/3
18.Soto G/S/vP 14/.690 2/3.000 5/.400 ··· 7/.953 3/.333 ··· 133/113 .214/.331/.277/.608 .786/.576 .745 78/.745 0/0 1/1
2.Theriot G/S/vP 27/.810 2/.500 8/1.000 ··· 8/.833 2/no AB ··· 187/161 .274/.335/.452/.788 .911/.768 .966 99/.828 7/2 5/4
IP 65.0 21.0 15.1 19.2 21.0 15.2 4.1 TOTAL .246/.327/.403/.730 .725/.731 .770 .722 22/11 50/26
ERA-K/9 2.77/5.4 3.00/6.9 6.46/7.1 1.83/7.8 4.71/7.3 2.87/5.7 4.15/8.4 4.24/5.7

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 258/.240 88/.183 71/.361 78/.214 99/.313 71/.214 25/.143 .255
OPS .637 .652 .914 .566 .809 .675 .909 .746
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 59/.749 37/.580 31/.938 33/.436 28/.690 25/.633 8/.500 .748
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 199/.602 51/.704 40/.896 45/.667 71/.864 46/.697 17/1.071 .744
Road 109/.654 55/.636 24/.633 46/.714 60/.844 35/.746 9/1.356
Last 28d days 139/.633 54/.770 46/1.167 42/.542 54/.945 59/.733 7/.429
HR/SB/CS 4/2/2 2/3/0 2/3/0 1/1/0 1/1/1 0/2/0 1/0/0 41/28/13
Usage ····X··· ·oo···oX ·oo···o· ·oo··oo· ·oo···o· ·o·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.