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Game Preview: WSN @ CHC, 8:05pm, Tuesday, August 25, 2009 @Wrigley Field

Nationals, 44-81, 5th, 29½ GB, 27 GB in WC

SP: Garrett Mock (26, RHP, 2-5, 5.10)

2009 Gamelogs / 2009 Splits / vs. CHC Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2009 (2-5) 47.2 62 33 27 25 40 5 5.10
2008 (1-3) 41.0 37 20 19 23 46 4 4.17
Last 7 GS 2-3 34.2 46 23 17 17 34 5 4.41 45
2009-08-20 COL L 5.0 3 2 2 2 8 0 91 59
2009-08-14 @CIN W 6.0 6 0 0 4 6 0 101 62
2009-08-08 ARI W 6.0 5 2 2 3 7 1 97 58
2009-08-03 @PIT ND 4.0 7 3 2 4 1 1 87 35
2009-07-29 @MIL ND 5.0 8 4 4 1 4 1 91 38
2009-07-24 SDP L 5.1 9 5 3 1 5 1 90 38
2009-07-19 CHC L 3.1 8 7 4 2 3 1 63 23
Last 5 v.CHC 0-1 3.1 8 7 4 2 3 1 10.80 23
2009-07-19 CHC L 3.1 8 7 4 2 3 1 63 23
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   27-39   Road:   17-42   ExtrInn: 4-8 
 vsRHP:  34-63   vsLHP:  10-18   1-Run:  13-19
 vsEast: 13-34   vsCntrl:14-23   vsWest: 10-13 IL: 7-11

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
125 Mon, Aug 24   MIL  L   1-7       44-81  5th 29.5 gb
124 Sun, Aug 23   MIL  W   8-3       44-80  5th 28.5 gb
123 Sat, Aug 22   MIL  L   9-11      43-80  5th 28.5 gb
122 Fri, Aug 21   MIL  L   3-7       43-79  5th 27.5 gb
121 Thu, Aug 20   COL  L   1-4       43-78  5th 27.5 gb
120 Wed, Aug 19   COL  L   4-5       43-77  5th 26.5 gb
119 Tue, Aug 18   COL  L   3-4       43-76  5th 25.5 gb
118 Sun, Aug 16  @CIN  W   5-4       43-75  5th 24.5 gb
117 Sat, Aug 15  @CIN  W  10-6       42-75  5th 24.5 gb
116 Fri, Aug 14  @CIN  W   2-0       41-75  5th 25.5 gb
 Last 10: 4-6    Last 20:11-9    Last 30:16-14
Cubs, 62-60, 2nd, 8 GB, 7½ GB in WC

SP: Carlos Zambrano (28, RHP, 7-4, 3.35)

2009 Gamelogs / 2009 Splits / vs. WSN Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2009 (7-4) 123.2 110 52 46 57 101 8 3.35
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 3-1 40.2 35 15 12 22 35 1 2.66 55
2009-08-01 @FLA ND 3.0 3 2 1 3 2 0 62 46
2009-07-27 HOU ND 7.0 3 1 1 4 4 1 103 67
2009-07-22 @PHI W 6.2 10 5 4 3 7 0 115 40
2009-07-17 @WSN W 5.0 4 1 0 4 6 0 113 59
2009-07-12 STL W 6.0 5 3 3 2 7 0 94 55
2009-07-07 ATL L 6.0 5 2 2 3 6 0 91 57
2009-07-03 MIL ND 7.0 5 1 1 3 3 0 110 63
Last 5 v.WSN 5-0 32.2 22 6 5 17 31 1 1.38 64
2009-07-17 @WSN W 5.0 4 1 0 4 6 0 113 59
2008-04-26 @WSN W 7.0 5 0 0 4 5 0 114 68
2007-07-03 @WSN W 6.2 3 1 1 4 8 0 121 68
2007-05-04 WSN W 6.0 6 4 4 3 4 1 104 45
2006-05-16 WSN W 8.0 4 0 0 2 8 0 122 80
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   35-22   Road:   27-38   ExtrInn: 8-7 
 vsRHP:  49-46   vsLHP:  13-14   1-Run:  15-18
 vsEast: 11-12   vsCntrl:34-23   vsWest: 11-17 IL: 6-8 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
122 Sun, Aug 23  @LAD  W   3-1       62-60  2nd  8.0 gb
121 Sat, Aug 22  @LAD  L   0-2       61-60  2nd  8.0 gb
120 Fri, Aug 21  @LAD  L   1-2       61-59  2nd  7.0 gb
119 Thu, Aug 20  @LAD  L   2-7       61-58  2nd  7.0 gb
118 Wed, Aug 19  @SDP  W   7-1       61-57  2nd  6.0 gb
117 Tue, Aug 18  @SDP  L   3-6       60-57  2nd  6.0 gb
116 Mon, Aug 17  @SDP  L   1-4       60-56  2nd  6.0 gb
115 Sat, Aug 15   PIT  W   3-1       60-55  2nd  4.5 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
 Last 10: 4-6    Last 20: 7-13   Last 30:15-15
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Sun, Jul 19, 2009 CHC 11 @WSN  3        W:Kevin Hart (1-1), L: Garrett Mock (0-3), S: none
Sat, Jul 18, 2009 CHC  6 @WSN  5        W:Randy Wells (5-4), L: Jordan Zimmermann (3-5), S: Kevin Gregg (18)
Fri, Jul 17, 2009 CHC  3 @WSN  1        W:Carlos Zambrano (6-4), L: Craig Stammen (2-5), S: Kevin Gregg (17)
Thu, Jul 16, 2009 CHC  6 @WSN  2        W:Rich Harden (6-6), L: John Lannan (6-7), S: none

Sun, Aug 24, 2008 CHC  6  WSN  1        W:Rich Harden (9-2), L: Jay Bergmann (2-10), S: none
Sat, Aug 23, 2008 CHC  9  WSN  2        W:Ryan Dempster (15-5), L: Odalis Perez (5-10), S: none
Fri, Aug 22, 2008 WSN 13 @CHC  5        W:John Lannan (7-12), L: Neal Cotts (0-2), S: none
Sun, Apr 27, 2008 WSN  2  CHC  0        W:John Lannan (2-2), L: Ted Lilly (1-4), S: Jon Rauch (4)
Sat, Apr 26, 2008 CHC  7 @WSN  0        W:Carlos Zambrano (4-1), L: Matt Chico (0-5), S: none
Fri, Apr 25, 2008 WSN  5  CHC  3        W:Jon Rauch (2-0), L: Bobby Howry (0-2), S: none
Season Series: 2009 - CHC leads 4-0; 2008 - Tied 3-3; 2007 - CHC won 6-1; All-Time - WSN leads 284-264

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  5.73

DET  4.57

SDP  3.80

RA/G

SFG  3.74

NYM  4.68

WSN  5.42

BA

J. Mauer  .378

Y. Molina  .292

B. Giles  .191

OBP

J. Mauer  .449

A. Lind  .363

R. Cedeno  .234

SLG

A. Pujols  .665

N. Markakis  .482

A. Casilla  .242

OPS

A. Pujols  1.106

B. Roberts  .841

A. Casilla  .519

ERA

C. Carpenter  2.16

R. Romero  3.91

F. Liriano  5.80

K/9IP

J. Verlander  10.47

D. Davis  6.84

J. Lannan  3.75

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Nationals Batters (4.53 RS/G) vs. Cubs Pitchers (4.21 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS
G/S/vB
33.Caridad
G/S/vB
46.Dempster
G/S/vB
22.Gorzelanny*
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
30.Lilly*
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
7.Bard# G/S/vP 8/.000 ··· 3/.000 4/1.250 2/4.000 4/.000 1/.000 2/.500 2/1.500 9/.555 ··· 3/.666 ··· 226/192 .234/.305/.341/.647 .678/.641 .534 56/.540 0/1 3/5
10.Belliard G/S/vP 24/.375 ··· 26/.671 8/.821 3/.333 16/.838 ··· 7/.286 10/.956 12/.750 6/.000 6/1.000 ··· 190/129 .240/.291/.377/.668 .663/.670 .618 59/.997 2/0 5/5
34.Dukes G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 3/2.167 1/.000 4/.250 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 284/222 .233/.292/.388/.680 .728/.666 .656 73/.554 2/8 7/5
44.Dunn* G/S/vP 75/.990 ··· 21/1.394 6/.750 24/.920 4/3.000 ··· 6/.167 8/1.792 13/1.018 8/.250 7/.286 3/1.667 520/386 .288/.421/.586/1.007 .830/1.074 1.093 98/1.223 0/1 33/13
12.Gonzalez G/S/vP 2/1.000 ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 2/.000 1/.000 2/3.000 1/.000 ··· 2/.000 ··· 2/.000 229/174 .265/.298/.360/.658 .921/.579 .701 69/.483 1/0 1/9
15.Guzman# G/S/vP 6/.833 ··· 6/1.300 4/1.000 4/.666 7/.000 1/.000 9/.111 9/1.556 22/.231 2/1.000 ··· ··· 452/346 .307/.327/.423/.749 .809/.731 .691 95/.876 4/5 6/15
22.Harris* G/S/vP 22/.473 ··· 5/1.100 2/.000 5/.000 9/.444 2/1.000 9/.111 6/.533 2/.000 3/.666 ··· 2/.000 258/223 .221/.348/.380/.728 .641/.740 .626 43/.603 9/2 5/3
1.Morgan* G/S/vP 16/.838 ··· 5/.200 ··· ··· 2/.000 ··· 7/1.142 4/1.500 1/.000 6/.333 6/.334 3/1.667 528/404 .310/.371/.391/.762 .507/.836 .730 115/.819 40/17 3/4
28.Morse G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/2.000 ··· 2/.500 1/.000 5/.650 ··· ··· ··· 6/3 .167/.167/.333/.500 1.000/.000 6/.500 0/0 0/0
23.Nieves G/S/vP 2/2.000 ··· 6/.000 4/1.167 1/.000 2/.000 1/3.000 ··· 2/1.500 2/1.000 ··· ··· 2/1.000 179/134 .262/.302/.317/.619 .442/.678 .745 45/.622 1/0 1/4
8.Padilla G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 12/9 .083/.083/.083/.167 .667/.000 .000 12/.167 0/0 0/0
16.Willingham G/S/vP 12/1.383 ··· 6/1.000 6/.334 5/.800 2/.000 5/3.467 4/.250 11/.920 3/.333 5/.200 11/.586 3/.333 368/292 .296/.402/.563/.965 1.123/.927 1.106 95/.849 3/3 19/5
11.Zimmerman G/S/vP 16/.393 ··· 11/1.045 4/1.750 2/1.000 17/1.067 2/.500 6/.000 10/.844 9/.444 5/.933 9/.730 3/.000 538/406 .301/.370/.531/.900 .830/.921 .872 103/1.195 2/0 26/13
IP 123.2 7.1 143.2 27.1 56.1 57.1 54.0 118.0 56.2 135.0 58.1 73.1 120.1 TOTAL .266/.344/.416/.760 .768/.757 .767 .796 59/33 121/131
ERA-K/9 3.35/7.3 3.68/9.9 4.07/7.6 4.94/8.6 2.88/7.4 4.40/9.1 3.33/7.0 4.04/10.5 4.45/7.6 3.40/7.7 3.39/10.7 4.42/6.6 2.84/5.5 3.89/7.7

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 530/.243 33/.323 612/.262 116/.223 243/.224 250/.226 220/.205 500/.225 254/.261 543/.244 265/.162 320/.266 490/.257 .245
OPS .683 .880 .756 .610 .666 .738 .648 .725 .773 .706 .603 .779 .662 .724
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 244/.722 15/.762 294/.837 30/.522 72/.670 116/.580 95/.661 227/.742 107/.721 114/.691 122/.534 105/.683 211/.754 .748
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 286/.648 18/.977 318/.681 86/.641 171/.665 134/.875 125/.638 273/.711 147/.810 429/.710 143/.661 215/.825 279/.592 .708
Home 247/.686 3/.000 235/.755 29/.528 90/.604 119/.620 104/.597 243/.818 121/.820 242/.592 119/.620 193/.739 231/.693
Last 28d days 16/.830 33/.880 160/.731 80/.652 40/.344 43/1.027 52/.822 99/.533 40/.781 42/.539 44/.614 47/1.182 139/.652
HR/SB/CS 8/4/6 0/0/0 18/14/8 2/1/0 4/4/1 12/0/0 8/1/3 21/5/3 6/3/2 21/9/4 1/2/0 10/2/1 9/8/4 132/67/35
Usage ····X··· ·X····X· ····X··· ·Xoo···X ····o··X ····X·X· ·····X·· ··o··o·· ··X····X ·X·o···o ·····X·· ···X····
Cubs Batters (4.37 RS/G) vs. Nationals Pitchers (5.43 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 49.Mock
G/S/vB
40.Balester
G/S/vB
57.Bergmann
G/S/vB
17.Burnett*
G/S/vB
36.Clippard
G/S/vB
31.Lannan*
G/S/vB
54.MacDougal
G/S/vB
60.Martin
G/S/vB
52.Rivera
G/S/vB
29.Sosa
G/S/vB
35.Stammen
G/S/vB
41.Villone*
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
28.Baker G/S/vP ··· ··· 4/.500 2/.000 ··· 6/.666 ··· ··· 3/.333 ··· ··· ··· 115/68 .280/.330/.458/.788 .886/.720 1.038 61/.963 1/0 2/2
21.Bradley# G/S/vP ··· ··· 2/1.000 3/3.334 1/.000 3/.000 6/.533 ··· 1/.000 7/.143 3/1.167 8/2.208 388/282 .250/.383/.383/.766 .794/.763 .896 97/.764 2/3 9/3
17.Fontenot* G/S/vP 2/2.500 ··· 7/1.429 5/1.000 ··· ··· 1/no AB ··· 2/.000 ··· 3/1.000 3/.666 357/304 .224/.291/.376/.667 .572/.684 .621 50/.644 2/1 9/6
5.Fox G/S/vP 2/.000 ··· ··· 3/2.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/5.000 172/122 .305/.355/.550/.904 .722/.981 .796 68/.878 0/0 9/3
1.Fukudome* G/S/vP 3/2.500 ··· 1/4.000 2/1.500 2/.500 4/.750 1/.000 ··· ··· 1/no AB 3/1.667 3/.333 446/394 .274/.388/.466/.854 .568/.890 .809 93/1.009 6/8 11/2
27.Fuld* G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 63/47 .283/.397/.377/.774 .450/.894 .986 41/.660 2/1 0/0
55.Hill# G/S/vP 2/.500 ··· 3/.666 4/.500 1/.000 3/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 2/.000 2/.000 213/173 .225/.308/.321/.629 .633/.627 .685 66/.689 0/0 2/3
25.Lee G/S/vP 3/.000 ··· 5/1.800 5/.900 ··· 9/1.931 2/1.000 ··· 2/.000 8/1.071 3/.000 8/1.500 474/373 .292/.373/.541/.914 .903/.914 1.019 109/.969 0/0 24/4
7.Miles# G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/no AB 4/.750 ··· 3/.333 1/.000 ··· 5/.800 8/.750 ··· ··· 156/124 .178/.221/.240/.461 .605/.422 .465 25/.250 3/0 0/2
16.Ramirez G/S/vP 1/.000 ··· 11/.728 4/.500 ··· 9/.111 3/.666 ··· 2/.000 9/.111 3/1.666 10/.543 211/175 .316/.384/.542/.926 1.217/.870 1.087 68/.853 0/0 10/6
12.Soriano G/S/vP 2/4.000 ··· 11/.573 5/1.400 ··· 6/.533 5/1.000 ··· 4/.750 26/.577 ··· 6/.333 503/393 .240/.302/.423/.725 .534/.776 .690 87/.548 9/2 19/9
18.Soto G/S/vP 1/.000 ··· 3/1.666 2/3.000 ··· 3/1.167 ··· ··· 1/.000 1/2.000 ··· 1/.000 299/222 .217/.324/.379/.704 .823/.664 .776 43/.534 1/0 9/3
2.Theriot G/S/vP 3/.000 ··· 5/.200 2/.500 1/no AB 9/.472 1/no AB ··· 3/.666 4/.000 3/.000 2/1.000 526/413 .299/.349/.405/.753 .896/.715 .828 104/.732 16/6 7/13
IP 47.2 30.1 34.1 53.1 34.2 160.2 39.0 34.0 22.1 17.1 101.0 38.1 TOTAL .253/.330/.411/.741 .721/.746 .785 .766 45/26 130/98
ERA-K/9 5.10/7.5 6.82/5.9 5.50/7.3 3.04/6.6 2.34/10.9 4.03/3.8 3.23/4.8 4.76/3.4 5.64/6.5 4.67/6.8 5.08/3.9 3.76/6.1 5.03/5.7

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 225/.318 112/.287 147/.269 220/.193 136/.147 687/.280 167/.243 150/.300 99/.282 66/.300 425/.273 175/.273 .278
OPS .866 .991 .811 .627 .587 .780 .696 .864 .889 .898 .772 .814 .808
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 108/.846 55/1.017 56/1.075 101/.629 71/.347 169/.937 79/.724 74/1.046 48/1.116 28/1.009 237/.793 82/.786 .854
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 117/.884 57/.964 91/.658 119/.622 65/.857 518/.729 88/.666 76/.679 51/.690 38/.829 188/.745 93/.838 .774
Road 95/.898 65/.817 82/.854 125/.695 47/.758 309/.885 74/.810 51/.764 39/.895 20/1.137 215/.777 68/.935
Last 28d days 118/.797 99/.993 49/.604 47/.758 61/.615 122/.981 44/.513 122/.854 43/.637 66/.898 98/.897 44/.886
HR/SB/CS 5/1/1 9/0/2 5/3/1 6/4/1 5/1/1 17/6/6 2/4/1 7/0/1 4/1/1 4/0/0 13/16/2 3/0/1 133/72/32
Usage ····X··· X····X·· o·X·X·X· ·o··X·o· ·X·XX·X· ··X····· o·X··o·· ···X···· ··X··X·· X·XX·X·· ·X····X· X·oo·Xo·

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.