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Game Preview: CHW @ CHC, 2:20pm, Wednesday, June 17, 2009 @Wrigley Field

WhiteSox, 30-34, 3rd, 4 GB, 7 GB in WC

SP: John Danks (24, LHP, 4-5, 4.81)

2009 Gamelogs / 2009 Splits / vs. CHC Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2009 (4-5) 67.1 69 38 36 26 61 10 4.81
2008 (12-9) 195.0 182 74 72 57 159 15 3.32
2007 (6-13) 139.0 160 92 85 54 109 28 5.50
Last 7 GS 2-3 39.0 42 26 24 17 40 6 5.54 47
2009-06-10 DET L 7.1 5 2 2 2 7 1 101 65
2009-06-05 CLE L 5.2 6 5 5 2 4 3 100 39
2009-05-31 @KCR ND 5.1 9 4 4 2 5 0 100 37
2009-05-25 @LAA W 6.0 4 3 3 6 4 0 112 50
2009-05-20 MIN W 5.2 5 4 2 3 7 1 111 51
2009-05-15 @TOR L 3.0 9 7 7 1 3 1 62 15
2009-05-09 TEX ND 6.0 4 1 1 1 10 0 98 69
Last 5 v.CHC 0-0 6.0 5 1 1 0 5 0 1.50 63
2008-06-20 @CHC ND 6.0 5 1 1 0 5 0 85 63
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   16-18   Road:   14-16   ExtrInn: 0-2 
 vsRHP:  20-25   vsLHP:  10-9    1-Run:   6-10
 vsEast:  5-9    vsCntrl:14-14   vsWest:  7-9  IL: 4-2 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 64 Sun, Jun 14  @MIL  W   5-4       30-34  3rd  4.5 gb
 63 Sat, Jun 13  @MIL  W   7-1       29-34  3rd  5.5 gb
 62 Fri, Jun 12  @MIL  L   2-7       28-34  3rd  6.5 gb
 61 Thu, Jun 11   DET  W   4-3       28-33  3rd  5.5 gb
 60 Wed, Jun 10   DET  L   1-2       27-33  3rd  6.5 gb
 59 Tue, Jun  9   DET  L   6-7 (10)  27-32  3rd  5.5 gb
 58 Mon, Jun  8   DET  W   6-1       27-31  3rd  4.5 gb
 57 Mon, Jun  8   DET  L   4-5       26-31  3rd  4.5 gb
 56 Sun, Jun  7   CLE  L   4-8       26-30  3rd  4.5 gb
 55 Sat, Jun  6   CLE  W   4-2       26-29  3rd  3.5 gb
 Last 10: 5-5    Last 20:10-10   Last 30:15-15
Cubs, 30-30, 4th, 3½ GB, 2½ GB in WC

SP: Ryan Dempster (32, RHP, 4-3, 3.87)

2009 Gamelogs / 2009 Splits / vs. CHW Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2009 (4-3) 81.1 73 39 35 29 68 9 3.87
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 44.1 39 19 15 13 36 5 3.05 56
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
2009-05-09 @MIL L 6.1 7 5 4 3 9 2 121 47
Last 5 v.CHW 1-1 10.1 17 9 9 4 5 1 7.84 35
2008-06-27 @CHW L 2.1 7 8 8 3 1 1 71 9
2008-06-22 CHW W 8.0 10 1 1 1 4 0 103 61
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   17-12   Road:   13-18   ExtrInn: 3-5 
 vsRHP:  25-23   vsLHP:   5-7    1-Run:   7-11
 vsEast:  4-2    vsCntrl:17-17   vsWest:  8-9  IL: 1-2 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/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
 55 Tue, Jun  9  @HOU  W   7-1       29-26  2nd  2.5 gb
 54 Sun, Jun  7  @CIN  W   6-3 (14)  28-26  3rd  3.5 gb
 53 Sat, Jun  6  @CIN  L   3-4 (11)  27-26  4th  4.5 gb
 52 Fri, Jun  5  @CIN  W   2-1       27-25  3rd  3.5 gb
 51 Wed, Jun  3  @ATL  W   3-2 (11)  26-25  4th  4.0 gb
 Last 10: 5-5    Last 20: 9-11   Last 30:14-16
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Sun, Jun 29, 2008 CHW  5  CHC  1        W:Mark Buehrle (6-6), L: Sean Marshall (0-2), S: none
Sat, Jun 28, 2008 CHW  6  CHC  5        W:Matt Thornton (4-1), L: Carlos Marmol (1-3), S: Bobby Jenks (18)
Fri, Jun 27, 2008 CHW 10  CHC  3        W:Jose Contreras (7-6), L: Ryan Dempster (9-3), S: none
Sun, Jun 22, 2008 CHC  7  CHW  1        W:Ryan Dempster (9-2), L: Javier Vazquez (7-6), S: none
Sat, Jun 21, 2008 CHC 11  CHW  7        W:Jason Marquis (6-3), L: Jose Contreras (6-6), S: Kerry Wood (19)
Fri, Jun 20, 2008 CHC  4  CHW  3        W:Kerry Wood (4-1), L: Scott Linebrink (2-2), S: none
Sun, Jun 24, 2007 CHC  3 @CHW  0        W:Sean Marshall (4-2), L: Jose Contreras (5-8), S: Bobby Howry (2)
Sat, Jun 23, 2007 CHC  2 @CHW  1        W:Michael Wuertz (1-2), L: Bobby Jenks (2-3), S: Bobby Howry (1)
Fri, Jun 22, 2007 CHC  5 @CHW  1        W:Carlos Zambrano (8-6), L: Mark Buehrle (4-4), S: none
Sun, May 20, 2007 CHW 10 @CHC  6        W:Nick Masset (2-1), L: Carlos Zambrano (4-4), S: none
Season Series: 2009 -  0-0; 2008 - Tied 3-3; 2007 - CHC won 5-1; All-Time - Tied 33-33

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  5.74

BAL  4.56

SEA  3.73

RA/G

LAD  3.75

ATL  4.59

WSN  5.79

BA

J. Mauer  .429

R. Theriot  .283

C. Young  .186

OBP

J. Mauer  .497

J. Rivera  .354

D. Navarro  .232

SLG

J. Mauer  .756

A. Rios  .457

E. Burriss  .267

OPS

J. Mauer  1.254

K. Morales  .813

D. Navarro  .553

ERA

Z. Greinke  1.72

J. Beckett  4.15

M. Parra  7.52

K/9IP

J. Vazquez  11.21

C. Pavano  6.50

S. Martis  3.45

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

WhiteSox Batters (4.13 RS/G) vs. Cubs Pitchers (4.08 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
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
32.Anderson G/S/vP ··· ··· 6/.167 ··· ··· ··· 6/1.133 ··· ··· 145/102 .230/.322/.317/.639 .574/.664 .611 77/.655 2/4 2/1
15.Beckham G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 38/28 .114/.184/.171/.356 .500/.299 .614 38/.356 0/1 0/1
27.Castro G/S/vP 2/.000 ··· 3/.666 3/.333 ··· 1/.000 4/.000 ··· ··· 101/72 .242/.317/.429/.745 .596/.803 .731 22/.968 0/0 4/2
23.Dye G/S/vP 8/1.071 1/no AB 9/.889 ··· ··· 2/.500 6/.666 ··· ··· 234/175 .274/.346/.534/.880 .680/.941 .933 87/.927 0/2 15/2
7.Fields G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/no AB ··· ··· 2/.000 2/.000 ··· ··· 215/155 .228/.304/.321/.625 .639/.619 .669 68/.678 2/3 3/8
17.Getz* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 186/154 .249/.303/.308/.610 .648/.602 .608 67/.646 8/1 0/3
14.Konerko G/S/vP 1/.000 ··· 10/2.022 ··· ··· ··· 6/.533 ··· ··· 248/178 .294/.347/.471/.817 .995/.749 .889 91/.675 0/0 8/0
5.Nix G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/no AB ··· ··· ··· ··· 76/33 .221/.289/.441/.731 .790/.652 .895 38/.669 3/0 4/0
12.Pierzynski* G/S/vP 11/1.155 1/.000 6/.833 ··· ··· 1/.000 9/.476 ··· ··· 198/149 .303/.338/.452/.791 .620/.848 .958 80/.907 1/0 6/3
22.Podsednik* G/S/vP 12/.733 ··· 8/.453 ··· 5/1.550 3/2.667 6/.900 ··· ··· 176/123 .311/.360/.391/.751 .881/.695 .848 117/.816 8/3 1/2
10.Ramirez G/S/vP 3/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 3/.000 ··· ··· 246/180 .252/.302/.345/.647 .955/.537 .585 112/.773 10/2 5/5
25.Thome* G/S/vP 13/.749 1/5.000 5/1.850 ··· 7/.953 1/.000 6/.334 ··· ··· 206/155 .256/.403/.518/.921 .885/.933 1.005 78/.949 0/0 12/
31.Wise* G/S/vP 6/.666 ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/no AB ··· ··· ··· 48/41 .133/.170/.133/.304 .900/.222 .154 26/.157 0/2 0/0
IP 81.1 13.1 28.1 28.0 28.0 30.1 51.1 17.1 42.1 TOTAL .251/.322/.393/.715 .758/.699 .772 .731 40/19 66/41
ERA-K/9 3.87/7.5 2.70/10.8 4.13/9.5 2.57/8.0 4.50/7.1 3.26/9.2 4.56/6.0 6.23/7.8 2.55/6.8 3.84/8.0

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 341/.243 58/.224 129/.248 111/.194 127/.267 137/.141 223/.260 83/.261 170/.242 .238
OPS .708 .660 .742 .562 .804 .605 .768 .776 .606 .705
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 153/.738 21/1.171 57/.678 47/.505 52/.742 65/.552 57/.650 34/.702 71/.699 .747
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 188/.684 37/.378 72/.792 64/.603 75/.849 72/.655 166/.806 49/.816 99/.537 .679
Home 125/.625 30/.679 56/.704 49/.614 57/.892 63/.654 137/.741 43/.631 70/.717
Last 28d days 99/.706 43/.663 46/.495 36/.540 53/.825 51/.448 90/.776 23/.785 126/.616
HR/SB/CS 9/6/3 1/2/1 5/0/0 2/1/2 3/3/1 1/1/0 8/2/1 3/4/0 2/2/0 62/32/12
Usage ·····X·· ···o·X·· ···o·X·· ······X· ····X··X ··X··X·· ···oX··o ····o··· ····X···
Cubs Batters (4.22 RS/G) vs. WhiteSox Pitchers (4.55 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 50.Danks*
G/S/vB
53.Carrasco
G/S/vB
26.Dotel
G/S/vB
39.Gobble*
G/S/vB
45.Jenks
G/S/vB
71.Linebrink
G/S/vB
49.Poreda*
G/S/vB
54.Richard*
G/S/vB
37.Thornton*
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
13.Blanco# G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 40/33 .212/.278/.303/.581 .600/.596 .300 40/.581 0/1 0/1
21.Bradley# G/S/vP 3/1.666 4/2.000 2/2.000 4/.500 1/2.000 6/.333 ··· 2/.000 ··· 164/121 .227/.335/.383/.718 .819/.682 .883 64/.758 0/0 5/1
17.Fontenot* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/3.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 210/176 .236/.324/.396/.719 .410/.780 .616 76/.801 2/1 6/4
5.Fox G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 14/7 .417/.429/.583/1.012 1.095/.929 1.000 14/1.012 0/0 0/0
1.Fukudome* G/S/vP 3/1.334 ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 219/208 .266/.394/.429/.824 1.030/.813 .752 71/.544 4/4 5/0
55.Hill# G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 67/59 .246/.358/.386/.744 .625/.761 .850 25/.566 0/0 2/0
6.Hoffpauir* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 120/104 .261/.308/.432/.741 .583/.765 .921 42/.410 0/0 4/1
9.Johnson G/S/vP ··· 3/2.000 4/.000 8/.393 1/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· 2/.000 114/71 .272/.333/.437/.770 .905/.691 .988 50/.977 1/0 3/0
25.Lee G/S/vP 2/.000 ··· 8/1.042 ··· 4/1.500 11/.788 ··· ··· 1/.000 214/176 .278/.360/.444/.804 .770/.804 .857 87/.975 0/0 7/1
7.Miles# G/S/vP ··· ··· 2/2.000 2/2.000 1/.000 11/.855 ··· ··· ··· 123/100 .200/.240/.252/.492 .713/.440 .496 28/.286 3/0 0/2
12.Soriano G/S/vP ··· 6/.933 3/.666 11/.673 1/.000 5/1.100 ··· ··· 3/.000 274/228 .229/.296/.454/.749 .561/.786 .708 100/.505 6/2 14/5
18.Soto G/S/vP 2/1.000 ··· 2/.000 ··· 1/no AB ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 184/146 .223/.332/.318/.650 .828/.606 .723 66/.762 0/0 3/2
2.Theriot G/S/vP 3/.666 ··· 1/.000 ··· 2/no AB 4/.250 ··· ··· 1/2.000 257/211 .283/.343/.430/.773 .900/.746 .953 95/.675 8/5 6/5
IP 67.1 41.2 25.0 10.1 22.0 22.1 1.2 55.0 24.1 TOTAL .246/.324/.397/.721 .736/.718 .752 .674 25/15 64/38
ERA-K/9 4.81/8.2 3.02/6.0 2.88/11.9 6.10/7.0 3.68/7.8 2.42/8.5 0.00/15.9 3.76/6.7 1.85/12.6 4.22/7.2

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 294/.264 178/.276 110/.211 48/.244 93/.250 100/.267 6/.167 241/.270 97/.193 .260
OPS .766 .682 .686 .818 .734 .729 .333 .777 .586 .744
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 81/.829 73/.744 26/.756 21/.675 46/.893 40/.708 2/.000 73/.584 42/.321 .770
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 213/.742 105/.641 84/.662 27/.929 47/.575 60/.738 4/.500 168/.865 55/.794 .727
Road 147/.817 79/.717 53/.672 18/.347 35/.576 44/.814 6/.333 132/.698 54/.777
Last 28d days 108/.793 60/.559 52/.854 39/.916 33/.848 36/.873 6/.333 121/.730 31/.329
HR/SB/CS 10/8/2 1/1/0 2/10/0 2/0/0 4/5/0 2/4/0 0/0/0 7/1/3 2/0/2 67/46/7
Usage ······X· ····X··· ··o·X·XX ··o····X ··o··X·· ···X···X ····X··· ····X··· ··oo····

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.