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Game Preview: PIT @ CHC, 1:05pm, Saturday, August 15, 2009 @Wrigley Field

Pirates, 46-69, 6th, 18 GB, 17½ GB in WC

SP: Zach Duke (26, LHP, 9-10, 3.40)

2009 Gamelogs / 2009 Splits / vs. CHC Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2009 (9-10) 158.2 159 63 60 38 78 16 3.40
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 1-4 46.2 52 22 21 12 24 5 4.05 50
2009-08-09 STL ND 7.1 7 3 2 1 2 0 97 55
2009-08-04 ARI L 5.0 9 5 5 2 1 3 89 28
2009-07-29 @SFG ND 7.0 6 0 0 1 1 0 87 65
2009-07-24 @ARI W 6.1 10 3 3 1 4 1 88 44
2009-07-19 SFG L 7.0 7 4 4 1 5 0 82 51
2009-07-10 @PHI L 8.0 5 3 3 3 6 0 115 63
2009-07-04 @FLA L 6.0 8 4 4 3 5 1 99 42
Last 5 v.CHC 0-3 32.1 40 16 15 6 17 2 4.18 48
2009-06-29 CHC L 7.0 7 3 3 1 3 1 89 53
2009-05-27 @CHC ND 7.0 8 2 2 2 3 0 105 54
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
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   28-27   Road:   18-42   ExtrInn: 2-5 
 vsRHP:  32-51   vsLHP:  14-18   1-Run:   8-18
 vsEast: 16-15   vsCntrl:14-30   vsWest:  8-17 IL: 8-7 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
115 Fri, Aug 14  @CHC  L   2-17      46-69  6th 18.0 gb
114 Thu, Aug 13  @COL  L   1-10      46-68  6th 17.0 gb
113 Wed, Aug 12  @COL  L   0-8       46-67  6th 16.5 gb
112 Tue, Aug 11  @COL  W   7-3       46-66  6th 15.5 gb
111 Sun, Aug  9   STL  L   3-7       45-66  6th 16.0 gb
110 Sat, Aug  8   STL  L   3-5       45-65  6th 15.0 gb
109 Fri, Aug  7   STL  L   4-6       45-64  6th 14.0 gb
108 Thu, Aug  6   ARI  L   6-11(12)  45-63  6th 13.0 gb
107 Wed, Aug  5   ARI  L   3-4       45-62  6th 12.5 gb
106 Tue, Aug  4   ARI  L   0-6       45-61  5th 12.5 gb
 Last 10: 1-9    Last 20: 4-16   Last 30: 8-22
Cubs, 59-55, 2nd, 4½ GB, 4 GB in WC

SP: Tom Gorzelanny (26, LHP, 4-2, 6.23)

2009 Gamelogs / 2009 Splits / vs. PIT Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2009 (4-2) 17.1 15 12 12 5 14 2 6.23
2008 (6-9) 105.1 120 79 78 70 67 20 6.66
2007 (14-10) 201.2 214 90 87 68 135 18 3.88
Last 7 GS 1-4 31.0 41 29 28 14 25 8 8.13 39
2009-08-10 @COL L 1.1 6 6 6 0 1 2 35 19
2009-08-04 @CIN W 7.1 3 1 1 1 6 0 98 73
2008-09-10 @HOU ND 2.1 3 2 2 2 2 1 46 43
2008-09-04 @CIN ND 3.2 7 3 3 2 5 1 82 38
2008-08-29 MIL L 7.0 4 3 3 2 4 1 97 59
2008-08-23 @MIL L 4.2 7 6 6 3 3 1 91 26
2008-07-04 @MIL L 4.2 11 8 7 4 4 2 101 12
Has never faced PIT.
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   34-22   Road:   25-33   ExtrInn: 8-7 
 vsRHP:  47-42   vsLHP:  12-13   1-Run:  15-17
 vsEast: 11-12   vsCntrl:33-23   vsWest:  9-12 IL: 6-8 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
114 Fri, Aug 14   PIT  W  17-2       59-55  2nd  4.5 gb
113 Thu, Aug 13   PHI  L   1-6       58-55  2nd  4.5 gb
112 Wed, Aug 12   PHI  L   5-12      58-54  2nd  4.0 gb
111 Tue, Aug 11   PHI  L   3-4 (12)  58-53  2nd  3.0 gb
110 Mon, Aug 10  @COL  L   5-11      58-52  2nd  3.0 gb
109 Sun, Aug  9  @COL  L   5-11      58-51  2nd  2.0 gb
108 Sat, Aug  8  @COL  W   6-5       58-50  2nd  1.0 gb
107 Fri, Aug  7  @COL  L   2-6       57-50  2nd  1.0 gb
106 Wed, Aug  5  @CIN  L   0-4       57-49  1st    Tied
105 Tue, Aug  4  @CIN  W   6-3       57-48  1st    Tied
 Last 10: 3-7    Last 20:10-10   Last 30:17-13
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Fri, Aug 14, 2009 CHC 17  PIT  2        W:Randy Wells (9-5), L: Charlie Morton (2-6), S: none
Wed, Jul 01, 2009 CHC  4 @PIT  1        W:Randy Wells (3-3), L: Virgil Vasquez (1-1), S: Kevin Gregg (14)
Tue, Jun 30, 2009 PIT  3  CHC  0        W:Ross Ohlendorf (7-6), L: Ted Lilly (7-6), S: Matt Capps (18)
Mon, Jun 29, 2009 CHC  3 @PIT  1        W:Rich Harden (5-4), L: Zach Duke (8-6), S: Kevin Gregg (13)
Wed, May 27, 2009 CHC  5  PIT  2        W:Carlos Marmol (1-1), L: Jesse Chavez (0-2), S: Kevin Gregg (7)
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
Season Series: 2009 - CHC leads 5-2; 2008 - CHC won 14-4; 2007 - CHC won 8-7; All-Time - PIT leads 1195-1135

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

LAA  5.70

OAK  4.61

SDP  3.86

RA/G

SFG  3.72

NYY  4.66

WSN  5.41

BA

J. Mauer  .370

M. Montero  .291

A. Casilla  .172

OBP

A. Pujols  .447

E. Longoria  .364

R. Cedeno  .239

SLG

A. Pujols  .686

B. Butler  .475

A. Casilla  .219

OPS

A. Pujols  1.133

M. Prado  .837

A. Casilla  .485

ERA

T. Lincecum  2.19

J. Blanton  3.88

J. Moyer  5.47

K/9IP

T. Lincecum  10.71

D. Davis  6.86

N. Blackburn  3.68

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

Pirates Batters (4.06 RS/G) vs. Cubs Pitchers (4.30 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 22.Gorzelanny*
G/S/vB
64.Berg
G/S/vB
33.Caridad
G/S/vB
46.Dempster
G/S/vB
43.Grabow*
G/S/vB
63.Gregg
G/S/vB
37.Guzman
G/S/vB
40.Harden
G/S/vB
47.Heilman
G/S/vB
49.Marmol
G/S/vB
45.Marshall*
G/S/vB
36.Wells
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
13.Cedeno G/S/vP 13/.802 ··· ··· ··· 8/.500 ··· ··· ··· 6/.900 ··· ··· 3/.000 261/185 .194/.239/.316/.555 .498/.580 .515 88/.527 4/2 7/6
36.Cruz G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 11/3 .300/.273/.300/.573 .750/.000 .619 8/.536 0/0 0/0
41.Doumit# G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 9/.444 ··· 3/2.334 2/1.000 ··· 4/.500 3/.000 4/.833 ··· 157/112 .235/.255/.423/.678 .670/.680 .657 88/.713 2/0 6/1
35.Jaramillo# G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 2/2.500 ··· 1/.000 ··· 3/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· 5/1.400 184/156 .251/.317/.383/.700 .493/.737 .628 18/.556 1/0 3/3
46.Jones* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 6/.666 164/113 .293/.354/.620/.974 .855/1.028 .946 108/.872 6/1 12/0
15.LaRoche G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 2/.000 ··· 2/.000 1/no AB 3/1.667 2/.500 2/.000 2/2.000 3/1.167 434/322 .254/.333/.372/.704 .838/.656 .692 97/.634 2/1 5/12
22.McCutchen G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 4/.500 ··· 1/.000 ··· 5/1.400 283/216 .289/.357/.478/.835 1.004/.784 .780 107/.943 12/1 7/2
85.Milledge G/S/vP 5/1.350 ··· ··· 7/1.167 3/.000 7/1.096 ··· 3/.000 2/.500 1/no AB ··· 3/.000 82/67 .221/.259/.260/.519 .714/.477 .367 56/.575 2/3 0/0
44.Moss* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 2/.500 ··· 2/.000 ··· 5/.400 2/.000 4/.500 ··· 6/.900 307/258 .246/.309/.367/.676 .690/.673 .594 65/.603 0/3 5/2
51.Pearce G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 1/2.000 ··· 80/52 .217/.325/.406/.731 .812/.691 .520 66/.805 0/0 2/2
18.Salazar* G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 2/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 1/no AB 1/no AB ··· 1/.000 26/22 .043/.154/.043/.197 .000/.234 .322 19/.217 1/0 0/0
5.Vazquez* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 10/1.325 ··· 1/.000 ··· 3/1.334 4/.000 1/.000 ··· 3/.000 172/141 .250/.360/.299/.659 .817/.625 .558 40/.739 1/0 1/2
48.Young# G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/no AB 2/.500 ··· ··· 1/.000 2/.500 ··· 3/.666 244/152 .299/.357/.411/.767 .702/.807 .769 92/.724 2/0 5/4
IP 17.1 2.0 6.1 129.2 53.0 54.2 50.0 111.0 54.1 54.2 72.1 113.2 TOTAL .255/.319/.390/.710 .696/.715 .659 .685 63/24 87/59
ERA-K/9 6.23/7.3 0.00/4.5 2.84/8.6 4.23/7.4 3.06/7.6 3.95/9.2 2.52/6.7 4.30/10.5 4.64/8.0 3.62/10.7 4.35/6.6 3.01/5.6 3.96/7.7

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 74/.224 8/.286 27/.280 556/.267 232/.234 237/.224 200/.200 476/.234 246/.260 252/.163 315/.264 461/.256 .248
OPS .661 .661 .813 .773 .689 .719 .613 .748 .780 .620 .778 .660 .732
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 18/.701 5/.650 12/.788 269/.823 69/.701 109/.559 85/.676 214/.766 105/.736 116/.545 104/.690 195/.763 .759
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 56/.647 3/.667 15/.833 287/.726 163/.684 128/.851 115/.565 262/.733 141/.810 136/.683 211/.821 266/.584 .713
Home 8/.708 8/.661 3/.000 235/.755 90/.604 115/.615 97/.636 243/.818 121/.820 115/.624 193/.739 231/.693
Last 28d days 38/.789 8/.661 27/.813 104/.805 44/.658 44/.905 54/.621 121/.539 47/.810 49/.597 49/1.123 136/.668
HR/SB/CS 2/0/0 0/0/0 0/0/0 17/11/7 4/3/1 11/0/0 6/1/3 21/5/3 6/3/1 1/2/0 10/2/1 9/7/3 126/61/32
Usage ····X··· ·X······ o···X··· ·X····X· X··o·X·X o··X··X· ···X··X· ···X···· ··X·Xo·X ··oX··X· ··X·o··X X····X··
Cubs Batters (4.50 RS/G) vs. Pirates Pitchers (4.71 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 57.Duke*
G/S/vB
45.Ascanio
G/S/vB
34.Bootcheck
G/S/vB
55.Capps
G/S/vB
43.Chavez
G/S/vB
52.Hanrahan
G/S/vB
25.Hart
G/S/vB
58.Jackson
G/S/vB
27.Karstens
G/S/vB
28.Maholm*
G/S/vB
37.Morton
G/S/vB
49.Ohlendorf
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
28.Baker G/S/vP 6/1.166 ··· 2/1.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 2/.000 ··· 3/2.000 1/.000 ··· 92/52 .271/.326/.424/.750 .864/.662 .976 48/1.008 1/0 1/2
21.Bradley# G/S/vP 11/1.545 ··· ··· ··· 2/.500 ··· ··· ··· ··· 3/2.667 ··· ··· 355/259 .263/.394/.394/.788 .834/.768 .907 86/.942 2/2 8/3
17.Fontenot* G/S/vP 1/2.000 ··· ··· 4/.500 ··· ··· ··· 2/.000 3/.666 4/.500 ··· 3/.666 347/295 .228/.297/.385/.681 .583/.699 .621 66/.662 2/1 9/6
5.Fox G/S/vP 3/1.334 ··· 1/.000 1/.000 1/2.000 ··· ··· 2/1.000 ··· ··· 2/3.000 3/.000 158/113 .302/.348/.547/.895 .808/.930 .830 67/.895 0/0 8/2
1.Fukudome* G/S/vP 6/.334 ··· 2/.500 3/1.334 2/.000 1/.000 ··· 2/.000 5/.200 4/.000 3/1.666 3/.000 420/370 .275/.391/.465/.856 .567/.894 .809 98/1.023 6/8 10/2
27.Fuld* G/S/vP ··· ··· 2/no AB ··· ··· 1/2.000 ··· 2/.500 ··· ··· 2/3.000 ··· 46/36 .333/.435/.462/.896 .600/.989 1.120 24/.817 0/1 0/0
55.Hill# G/S/vP ··· ··· 2/1.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 2/.000 ··· ··· 1/4.000 ··· 200/160 .225/.298/.320/.618 .633/.614 .685 87/.619 0/0 2/3
25.Lee G/S/vP 43/.677 ··· 2/3.000 11/.637 1/.000 2/.500 ··· ··· 5/.650 24/.851 4/1.417 3/.666 440/347 .290/.373/.538/.911 .934/.903 1.021 108/1.017 0/0 23/4
7.Miles# G/S/vP 14/.814 1/no AB 1/.000 7/.286 ··· 1/.000 ··· 2/.000 ··· 8/.536 3/.000 ··· 147/116 .188/.228/.254/.481 .625/.442 .471 16/.325 3/0 0/2
16.Ramirez G/S/vP 38/.939 ··· ··· 11/1.031 ··· 2/1.500 ··· ··· 5/1.800 21/1.179 2/1.000 ··· 182/151 .317/.385/.543/.927 1.372/.844 1.076 74/1.038 0/0 9/4
12.Soriano G/S/vP 35/1.244 ··· 2/1.000 10/.800 ··· ··· ··· ··· 5/1.200 22/1.298 3/.000 3/.333 483/380 .245/.306/.431/.737 .548/.787 .703 103/.804 8/2 19/9
18.Soto G/S/vP 20/.644 ··· ··· 6/.533 1/2.000 2/.000 ··· 2/2.500 4/.000 8/.929 1/3.000 3/1.667 281/211 .219/.327/.388/.716 .801/.688 .754 25/.540 1/0 9/3
2.Theriot G/S/vP 35/.975 ··· 2/1.000 8/1.000 ··· 2/.500 ··· 2/1.000 2/.500 23/1.011 3/1.167 2/.000 497/392 .302/.353/.414/.768 .930/.725 .833 114/.756 15/5 7/13
IP 158.2 18.0 4.0 38.1 48.2 47.2 39.0 27.2 92.0 148.0 50.2 136.0 TOTAL .255/.331/.415/.745 .737/.748 .786 .817 41/24 124/94
ERA-K/9 3.40/4.4 4.00/10.0 24.75/11.2 6.57/8.2 3.88/6.5 6.23/10.0 3.69/5.1 3.58/4.5 5.09/4.3 4.93/5.7 5.51/6.0 4.30/4.8 4.61/5.8

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 652/.269 86/.314 27/.450 183/.344 204/.262 230/.316 172/.276 125/.257 400/.272 640/.292 225/.296 569/.272 .276
OPS .724 .819 1.177 .957 .748 .844 .815 .711 .826 .774 .827 .797 .789
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 159/.704 28/1.354 8/1.083 94/1.087 99/.656 117/.830 85/.898 59/.565 190/.814 128/.481 120/.996 292/.867 .807
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 493/.730 58/.555 19/1.147 89/.811 105/.836 113/.857 87/.730 66/.836 210/.836 512/.846 105/.625 277/.720 .778
Road 307/.770 36/.862 19/1.089 68/1.140 104/.864 75/.906 66/.894 58/.507 223/.855 345/.833 131/.931 279/.895
Last 28d days 139/.795 13/1.083 27/1.177 41/1.225 51/.891 48/.521 126/.861 43/.793 70/1.029 133/.988 110/.975 121/.890
HR/SB/CS 16/6/5 1/3/1 0/0/0 8/6/0 6/2/0 3/6/1 5/8/1 2/4/0 12/9/2 12/12/5 5/4/2 19/9/7 107/79/29
Usage ·····X·· ···o···X X·o···X· ·X···o·· ···X·o·· ·o·o··X· ··X····· Xo······ ··X····· ·X·····X X·····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.