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Game Preview: LAD @ CHC, 8:05pm, Sunday, May 31, 2009 @Wrigley Field

Dodgers, 34-17, 1st, 8½ up

SP: Eric Milton (33, LHP, 1-0, 3.00)

2009 Gamelogs / 2009 Splits / vs. CHC Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2009 (1-0) 9.0 9 3 3 4 6 1 3.00
2007 (0-4) 31.1 39 21 18 9 18 4 5.17
2006 (8-8) 152.2 163 94 88 42 90 29 5.19
Last 7 GS 1-3 34.2 38 20 17 12 18 4 4.41 46
2009-05-26 @COL W 5.0 7 1 1 0 3 1 81 52
2009-05-16 @FLA ND 4.0 2 2 2 4 3 0 84 49
2007-05-08 HOU ND 5.1 7 4 4 1 4 1 87 41
2007-05-03 @HOU ND 5.0 7 4 3 3 1 0 69 37
2007-04-27 @PIT L 4.1 6 3 3 2 2 0 64 39
2007-04-21 PHI L 6.0 6 3 2 0 1 1 82 51
2007-04-16 MIL L 5.0 3 3 2 2 4 1 99 53
Last 5 v.CHC 2-2 27.2 30 18 16 5 14 6 5.20 47
2006-09-17 @CHC L 0.1 6 6 6 0 1 2 22 16
2006-06-11 CHC L 7.0 6 4 3 1 5 1 107 55
2006-05-31 @CHC W 7.2 6 2 2 0 1 1 92 60
2006-04-13 @CHC W 6.2 6 3 2 2 5 1 98 55
2005-09-13 @CHC ND 6.0 6 3 3 2 2 1 110 48
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   18-5    Road:   16-12   ExtrInn: 4-1 
 vsRHP:  23-13   vsLHP:  11-4    1-Run:  10-4 
 vsEast:  8-3    vsCntrl: 2-4    vsWest: 23-8  IL: 1-2 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 51 Sat, May 30  @CHC  L   0-7       34-17  1st  8.5 up
 50 Fri, May 29  @CHC  L   1-2       34-16  1st  8.5 up
 49 Thu, May 28  @CHC  W   2-1       34-15  1st  9.0 up
 48 Wed, May 27  @COL  W   8-6       33-15  1st  8.5 up
 47 Tue, May 26  @COL  W   7-1       32-15  1st  8.5 up
 46 Mon, May 25  @COL  W  16-6       31-15  1st  7.5 up
 45 Sun, May 24   LAA  L   7-10      30-15  1st  7.5 up
 44 Sat, May 23   LAA  W   5-4 (10)  30-14  1st  8.5 up
 43 Fri, May 22   LAA  L   1-3       29-14  1st  8.5 up
 42 Wed, May 20   NYM  W   2-1       29-13  1st  8.5 up
 Last 10: 6-4    Last 20:13-7    Last 30:20-10
Cubs, 25-23, 4th, 3½ GB, 2½ GB in WC

SP: Sean Marshall (26, LHP, 3-3, 3.70)

2009 Gamelogs / 2009 Splits / vs. LAD Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2009 (3-3) 41.1 40 18 17 13 29 6 3.70
2008 (3-5) 65.1 60 28 28 23 58 9 3.86
2007 (7-8) 103.1 107 52 45 35 67 13 3.92
Last 7 GS 2-3 40.0 40 18 17 12 29 6 3.82 52
2009-05-26 PIT W 5.0 4 1 1 2 6 0 83 59
2009-05-21 @STL L 5.0 4 3 2 1 3 2 78 51
2009-05-10 @MIL W 5.0 5 2 2 3 4 1 97 50
2009-05-05 SFG L 7.0 8 5 5 1 1 1 95 41
2009-04-30 FLA ND 7.0 6 1 1 2 6 1 102 65
2009-04-25 @STL L 6.0 6 3 3 1 5 0 90 52
2009-04-16 STL ND 5.0 7 3 3 2 4 1 93 43
Last 5 v.LAD 0-0 8.2 8 9 5 7 6 2 5.19 42
2006-09-12 LAD ND 3.2 6 7 3 4 2 1 79 27
2006-04-19 @LAD ND 5.0 2 2 2 3 4 1 86 56
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   16-9    Road:    9-14   ExtrInn: 1-2 
 vsRHP:  20-19   vsLHP:   5-4    1-Run:   4-7 
 vsEast:  3-1    vsCntrl:14-14   vsWest:  8-8  IL: 0-0 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/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
 39 Thu, May 21  @STL  L   1-3       21-18  3rd  4.0 gb
 Last 10: 4-6    Last 20: 9-11   Last 30:16-14
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Sat, May 30, 2009 CHC  7  LAD  0        W:Ryan Dempster (4-3), L: Eric Stults (4-2), S: none
Fri, May 29, 2009 CHC  2  LAD  1        W:Ted Lilly (6-4), L: Chad Billingsley (6-3), S: Kevin Gregg (8)
Thu, May 28, 2009 LAD  2 @CHC  1        W:Randy Wolf (3-1), L: Randy Wells (0-2), S: Ramon Troncoso (3)

Sun, Jun 08, 2008 CHC  3 @LAD  1        W:Jason Marquis (4-3), L: Brad Penny (5-8), S: Kerry Wood (18)
Sat, Jun 07, 2008 LAD  7  CHC  3        W:Derek Lowe (4-5), L: Carlos Zambrano (8-2), S: none
Fri, Jun 06, 2008 LAD  3  CHC  0        W:Hiroki Kuroda (3-5), L: Sean Gallagher (3-2), S: none
Thu, Jun 05, 2008 CHC  5 @LAD  4        W:Bobby Howry (2-2), L: Takashi Saito (3-2), S: Kerry Wood (17)
Wed, May 28, 2008 CHC  2  LAD  1 (10)   W:Bobby Howry (1-2), L: Chan Ho Park (1-1), S: none
Tue, May 27, 2008 CHC  3  LAD  1        W:Sean Gallagher (2-1), L: Hiroki Kuroda (2-4), S: Kerry Wood (12)
Mon, May 26, 2008 CHC  3  LAD  1        W:Ryan Dempster (6-2), L: Chad Billingsley (4-6), S: Kerry Wood (11)
Season Series: 2009 - CHC leads 2-1; 2008 - CHC won 5-2; 2007 - LAD won 5-2; All-Time - CHC leads 1014-1013

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  5.69

LAA  4.67

SEA  3.78

RA/G

STL  3.88

TEX  4.67

WSN  6.20

BA

J. Bartlett  .373

M. DeRosa  .268

D. Ortiz  .185

OBP

A. Pujols  .460

J. Werth  .344

C. Davis  .253

SLG

R. Ibanez  .683

A. Cabrera  .426

D. Ortiz  .283

OPS

A. Pujols  1.130

B. Abreu  .780

G. Atkins  .556

ERA

Z. Greinke  .84

J. Lannan  4.11

A. Sonnanstine  7.66

K/9IP

J. Santana  11.73

C. Lee  6.57

J. Garland  3.36

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

Dodgers Batters (5.47 RS/G) vs. Cubs Pitchers (4.27 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 45.Marshall*
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
54.Patton
G/S/vB
36.Wells
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
12.Ausmus G/S/vP 12/.833 2/1.000 3/1.500 5/1.200 5/.000 6/.900 ··· ··· 34/31 .344/.382/.375/.757 1.333/.700 .810 16/.500 1/0 0/0
23.Blake G/S/vP ··· 1/no AB 10/.200 ··· ··· ··· ··· 3/.000 185/140 .302/.378/.560/.938 1.044/.903 .851 91/1.130 0/0 9/4
14.Castro G/S/vP 1/no AB ··· ··· ··· 7/1.071 ··· ··· ··· 48/38 .357/.417/.476/.893 1.178/.815 .866 35/.990 0/0 1/0
44.Ellis G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· / /// / / / /
16.Ethier* G/S/vP 3/.333 1/.000 7/.453 1/.000 4/.000 3/.667 ··· 3/1.000 214/154 .257/.364/.419/.783 .753/.794 .713 100/.582 3/0 6/3
15.Furcal# G/S/vP 6/1.133 ··· 7/.971 4/3.000 21/.809 4/.500 ··· 3/1.167 196/150 .240/.306/.302/.608 .700/.579 .533 88/.541 3/3 1/7
30.Hoffmann G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 12/8 .273/.250/.727/.977 .917/1.000 .567 12/.977 0/0 1/0
13.Hudson# G/S/vP 7/.953 ··· 4/.500 ··· 6/.733 7/.286 ··· 3/.000 239/181 .335/.412/.476/.887 1.043/.842 .741 119/.829 4/0 3/2
27.Kemp G/S/vP 2/.000 ··· 5/.400 2/1.000 5/1.400 2/.000 ··· 3/.666 211/159 .302/.370/.466/.835 .950/.799 .878 107/.779 11/2 5/0
7.Loney* G/S/vP ··· ··· 3/.333 ··· 6/.334 1/.000 ··· 3/1.334 220/168 .286/.350/.367/.717 .657/.736 .876 111/.672 3/1 2/1
5.Loretta G/S/vP 5/.400 ··· 3/1.167 ··· 11/1.455 4/.500 ··· ··· 60/44 .306/.433/.347/.780 .688/.810 .804 34/.681 0/0 0/0
55.Martin G/S/vP 2/1.000 1/no AB 7/.286 3/.333 5/1.200 3/.667 ··· 3/.666 195/143 .265/.374/.319/.694 .859/.636 .602 98/.799 6/3 0/1
9.Pierre* G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 2/.000 3/.000 23/.590 5/.900 ··· 4/1.000 141/105 .384/.450/.512/.962 1.281/.856 .998 111/.991 10/4 0/0
IP 41.1 7.0 20.1 22.1 21.2 22.0 14.1 25.0 TOTAL .287/.370/.417/.786 .854/.765 .753 .770 41/14 35/21
ERA-K/9 3.70/6.3 3.86/10.3 4.87/10.2 2.82/8.5 4.98/7.5 3.27/10.2 6.91/7.6 1.80/8.3 4.22/8.3

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 175/.253 31/.259 96/.272 85/.169 99/.253 98/.178 69/.259 99/.242 .244
OPS .740 .762 .834 .525 .837 .663 .747 .578 .734
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 41/.618 14/1.012 43/.770 34/.456 43/.801 43/.693 31/.529 42/.617 .775
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 134/.776 17/.561 53/.885 51/.573 56/.863 55/.639 38/.893 57/.548 .709
Home 102/.715 24/.775 48/.754 49/.614 49/.863 51/.724 34/.538 51/.590
Last 28d days 96/.738 31/.762 39/.788 29/.310 49/.875 44/.540 19/.774 99/.578
HR/SB/CS 6/2/1 1/0/1 4/0/0 2/1/1 3/2/1 1/1/0 2/3/0 0/2/0 53/27/8
Usage ····X··· ··X··X·· ·X·X···· o·oo···· X·o··XX· ·X·X···X ·····X·· ··X····X
Cubs Batters (4.50 RS/G) vs. Dodgers Pitchers (3.88 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 28.Milton*
G/S/vB
54.Belisario
G/S/vB
51.Broxton
G/S/vB
45.Leach*
G/S/vB
59.Mota
G/S/vB
38.Troncoso
G/S/vB
47.Wade
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
13.Blanco# G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 9/3 .111/.111/.222/.333 .600/.000 .333 9/.333 0/0 0/0
21.Bradley# G/S/vP 15/.696 ··· ··· ··· 6/.334 1/2.000 ··· 133/100 .223/.346/.402/.748 .911/.691 .896 79/.873 0/0 5/0
17.Fontenot* G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 1/.000 2/.500 ··· 1/.000 159/133 .230/.314/.403/.717 .497/.761 .695 67/.537 2/1 5/3
5.Fox G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 2/1.000 ··· 4/3 .750/.750/1.000/1.750 3.000/1.333 1.750 4/1.750 0/0 0/0
1.Fukudome* G/S/vP ··· ··· 2/1.500 ··· 2/.000 1/no AB 1/.000 170/164 .311/.441/.511/.952 1.133/.945 .885 73/.904 4/4 5/0
55.Hill# G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 2/.000 ··· ··· 53/45 .289/.396/.467/.863 .625/.909 .850 18/.889 0/0 2/0
6.Hoffpauir* G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 104/90 .284/.337/.484/.821 .522/.868 .980 63/.766 0/0 4/1
9.Johnson G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 84/54 .270/.345/.432/.778 .760/.784 .878 38/.989 1/0 3/0
25.Lee G/S/vP 21/1.008 ··· 7/.786 ··· 18/.466 1/2.000 1/.000 156/132 .246/.321/.413/.734 .917/.698 .862 61/.910 0/0 5/0
24.Scales# G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· 52/45 .250/.365/.477/.843 .952/.825 .905 52/.843 0/0 2/2
12.Soriano G/S/vP 12/1.083 ··· 4/1.250 ··· 11/.582 1/.000 3/.000 213/178 .246/.305/.482/.787 .580/.827 .762 100/.665 5/2 12/4
18.Soto G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 2/.000 1/no AB 1/2.000 145/117 .215/.338/.273/.611 .620/.608 .731 77/.720 0/0 1/1
2.Theriot G/S/vP 1/2.000 ··· 3/.000 ··· 5/1.200 1/.000 2/1.000 199/164 .288/.352/.458/.810 .978/.775 .993 93/.786 7/3 5/4
IP 9.0 29.2 24.0 7.2 19.0 32.1 16.2 TOTAL .251/.331/.411/.742 .750/.740 .787 .740 23/12 54/28
ERA-K/9 3.00/6.0 2.43/8.5 1.50/13.9 4.70/9.4 7.11/4.7 1.95/5.9 5.40/5.4 3.77/7.5

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 40/.257 128/.194 92/.100 32/.214 94/.333 132/.244 74/.288 .236
OPS .721 .568 .357 .777 .931 .572 .760 .693
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 11/.282 54/.694 49/.277 11/1.295 37/.924 60/.600 34/.912 .693
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 29/.894 74/.482 43/.440 21/.540 57/.932 72/.549 40/.633 .693
Road 40/.721 78/.539 47/.569 17/.376 46/1.023 68/.481 31/.637
Last 28d days 40/.721 57/.447 48/.440 32/.777 50/.968 73/.731 49/.843
HR/SB/CS 1/0/1 2/5/0 0/3/0 0/0/0 2/2/1 0/2/1 0/0/0 34/31/16
Usage ····X··· ···X·o·X ···X···X oo··X·o· o····XX· ··X·X·X· o···X·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.