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Game Preview: FLA @ HOU, 8:05pm, Tuesday, August 18, 2009 @Minute Maid Park

Marlins, 63-55, 2nd, 4½ GB, 2 GB in WC

SP: Ricky Nolasco (26, RHP, 8-8, 5.44)

2009 Gamelogs / 2009 Splits / vs. HOU Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2009 (8-8) 127.1 137 82 77 32 126 16 5.44
2008 (15-8) 212.1 192 88 83 42 186 28 3.52
2007 (1-2) 21.1 26 16 13 9 11 3 5.48
Last 7 GS 2-2 42.2 41 26 26 12 44 6 5.48 51
2009-08-12 HOU L 3.1 8 10 10 2 1 1 85 3
2009-08-07 @PHI W 7.0 4 2 2 2 7 1 101 66
2009-08-02 CHC ND 7.0 4 1 1 1 8 0 97 72
2009-07-28 ATL ND 7.0 7 2 2 1 5 1 100 59
2009-07-22 @SDP W 6.1 2 0 0 3 10 0 97 76
2009-07-17 PHI ND 6.0 7 4 4 2 5 1 93 45
2009-07-10 @ARI L 6.0 9 7 7 1 8 2 106 33
Last 5 v.HOU 2-1 15.1 20 18 17 5 7 5 9.98 32
2009-08-12 HOU L 3.1 8 10 10 2 1 1 85 3
2008-09-17 HOU W 7.0 5 2 2 1 4 2 95 62
2008-04-11 @HOU W 5.0 7 6 5 2 2 2 82 31
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   34-28   Road:   29-27   ExtrInn: 7-6 
 vsRHP:  38-39   vsLHP:  25-16   1-Run:  21-14
 vsEast: 24-17   vsCntrl:13-16   vsWest: 16-14 IL:10-8 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
118 Sun, Aug 16   COL  L   3-7       63-55  2nd  4.5 gb
117 Sun, Aug 16   COL  W  10-3       63-54  2nd  4.5 gb
116 Fri, Aug 14   COL  W   6-5       62-54  2nd  4.5 gb
115 Thu, Aug 13   HOU  W   9-2       61-54  2nd  4.5 gb
114 Wed, Aug 12   HOU  L   6-14      60-54  2nd  4.5 gb
113 Tue, Aug 11   HOU  W   9-8 (11)  60-53  2nd  3.5 gb
112 Mon, Aug 10   HOU  W   8-6       59-53  2nd  3.5 gb
111 Sun, Aug  9  @PHI  W  12-3       58-53  2nd  4.0 gb
110 Sat, Aug  8  @PHI  W   6-4       57-53  2nd  5.0 gb
109 Fri, Aug  7  @PHI  W   3-2       56-53  2nd  6.0 gb
 Last 10: 8-2    Last 20:13-7    Last 30:18-12
Astros, 57-61, 4th, 10 GB, 8 GB in WC

SP: Bud Norris (24, RHP, 3-0, 3.00)

2009 Gamelogs / 2009 Splits / vs. FLA Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2009 (3-0) 21.0 18 8 7 11 22 2 3.00
Last 7 GS 3-0 18.0 15 7 6 10 18 2 3.00 56
2009-08-12 @FLA W 5.0 10 5 4 1 6 1 98 34
2009-08-07 MIL W 6.0 3 2 2 5 7 1 105 60
2009-08-02 @STL W 7.0 2 0 0 4 5 0 91 74
Last 5 v.FLA 1-0 5.0 10 5 4 1 6 1 7.20 34
2009-08-12 @FLA W 5.0 10 5 4 1 6 1 98 34
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   31-28   Road:   26-33   ExtrInn: 3-7 
 vsRHP:  46-46   vsLHP:  11-15   1-Run:  17-15
 vsEast:  7-9    vsCntrl:25-32   vsWest: 19-11 IL: 6-9 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
118 Sun, Aug 16  @MIL  W   8-5       57-61  4th  9.5 gb
117 Sat, Aug 15  @MIL  L   2-6       56-61  4th  9.5 gb
116 Fri, Aug 14  @MIL  L   2-11      56-60  4th  8.5 gb
115 Thu, Aug 13  @FLA  L   2-9       56-59  4th  7.5 gb
114 Wed, Aug 12  @FLA  W  14-6       56-58  3rd  7.0 gb
113 Tue, Aug 11  @FLA  L   8-9 (11)  55-58  4th  7.0 gb
112 Mon, Aug 10  @FLA  L   6-8       55-57  4th  7.0 gb
111 Sun, Aug  9   MIL  W   2-0       55-56  3rd  6.0 gb
110 Sat, Aug  8   MIL  L   5-12      54-56  4th  6.0 gb
109 Fri, Aug  7   MIL  W   6-3       54-55  3rd  5.0 gb
 Last 10: 4-6    Last 20: 7-13   Last 30:13-17
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Thu, Aug 13, 2009 FLA  9  HOU  2        W:Sean West (4-4), L: Mike Hampton (7-10), S: none
Wed, Aug 12, 2009 HOU 14 @FLA  6        W:Bud Norris (3-0), L: Ricky Nolasco (8-8), S: none
Tue, Aug 11, 2009 FLA  9  HOU  8 (11)   W:Brian Sanches (3-1), L: Wesley Wright (2-2), S: none
Mon, Aug 10, 2009 FLA  8  HOU  6        W:Rick VandenHurk (2-1), L: Brian Moehler (7-8), S: Leo Nunez (12)

Thu, Sep 18, 2008 FLA  8  HOU  1        W:Scott Olsen (8-10), L: Alberto Arias (1-1), S: none
Wed, Sep 17, 2008 FLA 14  HOU  2        W:Ricky Nolasco (15-7), L: Brandon Backe (9-13), S: none
Tue, Sep 16, 2008 FLA  5  HOU  1        W:Chris Volstad (5-3), L: Roy Oswalt (15-10), S: none
Sun, Apr 13, 2008 HOU  5  FLA  1        W:Wandy Rodriguez (1-0), L: Burke Badenhop (0-1), S: none
Sat, Apr 12, 2008 HOU  5  FLA  0        W:Brandon Backe (1-1), L: Andrew Miller (0-2), S: none
Fri, Apr 11, 2008 FLA 10 @HOU  6        W:Ricky Nolasco (1-0), L: Roy Oswalt (0-3), S: none
Season Series: 2009 - FLA leads 3-1; 2008 - FLA won 4-2; 2007 - HOU won 3-2; All-Time - HOU leads 71-61

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  5.79

DET  4.62

SDP  3.87

RA/G

SFG  3.72

NYY  4.69

WSN  5.41

BA

J. Mauer  .377

N. Schierholtz  .293

A. Casilla  .182

OBP

A. Pujols  .446

M. Bourn  .364

R. Cedeno  .235

SLG

A. Pujols  .680

P. Konerko  .478

A. Casilla  .227

OPS

A. Pujols  1.126

V. Martinez  .840

A. Casilla  .499

ERA

T. Lincecum  2.19

J. Blanton  3.88

J. Guthrie  5.66

K/9IP

T. Lincecum  10.71

A. Pettitte  6.90

N. Blackburn  3.74

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Marlins Batters (4.79 RS/G) vs. Astros Pitchers (4.86 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 20.Norris
G/S/vB
50.Arias
G/S/vB
58.Bazardo
G/S/vB
48.Byrdak*
G/S/vB
39.Fulchino
G/S/vB
63.Gervacio
G/S/vB
11.Hampton*
G/S/vB
22.Hawkins
G/S/vB
38.Moehler
G/S/vB
44.Oswalt
G/S/vB
51.Rodriguez*
G/S/vB
47.Valverde
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
21.Baker* G/S/vP 3/1.334 2/1.000 ··· 1/.000 1/3.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 2/1.500 6/.666 ··· 1/.000 312/279 .281/.352/.446/.798 .636/.816 .790 73/.986 0/0 8/4
1.Bonifacio# G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 6/.666 ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/2.000 477/335 .255/.305/.315/.620 .721/.564 .573 77/.636 20/9 1/15
3.Cantu G/S/vP 3/.666 2/.500 1/.000 3/.333 1/no AB ··· 9/1.444 5/.800 6/.900 8/1.500 6/.334 4/.000 465/337 .280/.338/.433/.771 .909/.719 .709 108/.752 2/0 12/8
8.Coghlan* G/S/vP 3/.333 2/2.000 1/.000 2/.000 1/.000 ··· 3/.000 ··· 3/.333 3/1.667 ··· ··· 358/266 .289/.366/.419/.785 .712/.810 .915 112/1.015 6/1 7/3
7.Gload* G/S/vP 1/.000 ··· 1/no AB 2/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· 2/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 173/149 .272/.353/.404/.757 .382/.821 .665 31/.688 0/0 4/1
18.Helms G/S/vP ··· 2/.000 1/.000 2/.000 ··· ··· 15/.896 6/.000 ··· 21/1.166 13/.817 1/.000 165/89 .275/.309/.359/.669 .705/.636 .816 31/.903 1/1 2/5
27.Hermida* G/S/vP 3/.000 2/2.500 1/.000 1/.000 1/no AB ··· 1/2.000 2/1.000 2/.500 14/1.214 7/1.262 4/.500 440/322 .255/.345/.383/.728 .605/.774 .709 84/.718 5/2 11/1
20.Johnson* G/S/vP 3/.000 3/.333 ··· 6/.167 5/1.000 ··· 11/.586 1/.000 23/.780 21/.742 9/.000 4/1.750 482/341 .296/.419/.408/.827 .936/.782 .788 93/.784 2/4 7/8
29.Paulino G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· 2/2.500 ··· 5/.400 11/.455 9/1.667 5/.000 189/75 .273/.335/.419/.754 .760/.742 .731 31/1.072 1/0 6/2
2.Ramirez G/S/vP 3/2.667 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 10/.733 2/.000 4/.500 23/1.342 9/1.556 3/1.334 478/341 .356/.417/.571/.989 .776/1.076 .941 109/1.056 22/7 18/9
12.Ross G/S/vP 3/1.334 3/2.000 ··· ··· 2/.000 ··· 8/.625 2/1.500 2/.000 6/.500 5/1.200 4/.750 460/335 .271/.328/.482/.810 .949/.760 .782 105/.793 4/1 20/3
6.Uggla G/S/vP 3/.666 3/1.334 1/.000 2/.500 1/.000 ··· 8/1.000 2/1.000 4/.500 18/.478 10/.956 5/.650 483/360 .240/.355/.447/.802 .782/.808 .697 102/.959 1/0 21/10
IP 21.0 43.2 5.1 44.0 57.0 2.2 112.0 45.2 113.1 148.0 147.2 36.0 TOTAL .266/.337/.413/.750 .729/.759 .728 .862 64/25 118/83
ERA-K/9 3.00/9.4 3.50/7.6 5.06/8.5 3.27/8.6 3.63/6.6 0.00/6.7 5.30/5.9 2.17/6.3 5.40/5.8 4.01/6.9 3.05/8.2 2.50/9.5 4.57/7.1

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 92/.228 200/.269 24/.158 184/.179 235/.230 10/.222 494/.298 186/.246 508/.299 610/.260 613/.249 147/.229 .275
OPS .657 .711 .568 .641 .667 .522 .827 .664 .848 .735 .718 .691 .787
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 40/.371 84/.780 9/.542 82/.756 107/.643 3/1.167 111/.684 88/.549 263/.737 290/.765 120/.547 67/.894 .780
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 52/.865 116/.662 15/.574 102/.550 128/.686 7/.286 383/.869 98/.764 245/.966 320/.706 493/.761 80/.521 .791
Home 25/.670 107/.733 10/1.500 85/.731 114/.605 / 258/.848 100/.703 259/.864 268/.787 296/.629 78/.684
Last 28d days 92/.657 63/1.097 24/.568 48/.501 64/.648 10/.522 113/1.015 19/.328 129/.870 84/.903 125/.790 53/.714
HR/SB/CS 2/0/0 1/3/0 0/0/0 7/1/3 5/4/0 0/0/0 13/5/2 5/5/3 16/8/3 17/2/1 18/1/1 5/4/3 133/49/19
Usage ·····X·· ··X··XoX ··X·X··· ·oo··Xo· ·o·o··X· ··oX···· ····X··· ·o·X·o·· ··X····X ·X····X· ···X···· ·X····X·
Astros Batters (4.24 RS/G) vs. Marlins Pitchers (4.76 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 47.Nolasco
G/S/vB
40.Calero
G/S/vB
48.Donnelly
G/S/vB
55.Johnson
G/S/vB
22.Lindstrom
G/S/vB
51.Martinez
G/S/vB
53.Meyer*
G/S/vB
46.Nunez
G/S/vB
37.Pinto*
G/S/vB
44.Sanches
G/S/vB
56.VandenHurk
G/S/vB
41.Volstad
G/S/vB
45.West*
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
17.Berkman# G/S/vP 10/1.850 4/.000 1/.000 4/1.833 5/1.267 ··· ··· 2/1.000 2/.500 2/2.000 ··· 3/.000 3/.000 393/293 .272/.410/.521/.930 .612/1.051 .923 23/.949 6/2 18/6
27.Blum# G/S/vP 11/.773 1/.000 2/.000 ··· 2/2.500 ··· ··· 2/1.000 2/.000 2/.500 3/.000 6/.000 ··· 331/304 .269/.335/.405/.740 1.047/.714 .866 91/.779 0/1 9/3
21.Bourn* G/S/vP 9/.666 ··· 1/no AB ··· 3/1.167 ··· 1/.000 ··· 2/.000 3/.000 3/.333 6/1.100 3/1.000 496/395 .288/.364/.404/.768 .699/.786 .732 102/.811 44/10 3/3
41.Coste G/S/vP 9/.889 2/.000 1/.000 8/1.500 4/.250 ··· ··· ··· 3/2.334 1/.000 2/5.000 ··· ··· 177/123 .237/.324/.353/.676 .711/.661 .856 49/.617 0/0 2/1
2.Erstad* G/S/vP ··· 2/2.000 1/3.000 ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 3/.666 1/.000 1/no AB 2/2.500 7/.629 ··· 122/110 .215/.298/.374/.671 .333/.712 .716 20/1.417 0/2 2/0
28.Keppinger G/S/vP 3/1.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· 2/.000 ··· 2/1.000 ··· 2/1.000 1/.000 3/2.334 ··· 2/.000 259/174 .268/.344/.388/.732 .888/.653 .620 57/.730 0/2 3/4
45.Lee G/S/vP 5/.400 3/.666 6/.666 ··· 4/2.000 ··· ··· 2/1.000 1/.000 2/.000 3/.333 3/1.000 3/1.000 487/385 .313/.361/.507/.868 .993/.836 .976 111/.944 3/2 19/2
3.Matsui# G/S/vP 5/.400 2/1.500 1/.000 2/.000 2/1.500 ··· ··· 1/.000 3/.333 2/.000 5/.650 4/.500 2/.000 375/298 .243/.296/.329/.625 .811/.580 .678 107/.575 12/3 5/4
4.Michaels G/S/vP ··· 5/.800 2/.000 1/no AB ··· ··· 1/.000 1/.000 1/no AB 3/1.666 ··· ··· ··· 116/69 .224/.284/.421/.705 .686/.718 .837 29/1.094 1/1 3/0
9.Pence G/S/vP 8/2.214 4/.000 1/.000 ··· 2/.000 ··· ··· 2/.000 1/2.000 2/2.500 2/2.000 6/.666 3/.000 481/386 .287/.349/.476/.825 .871/.813 .850 103/.832 11/8 18/3
55.Quintero G/S/vP 3/.000 ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 2/1.500 113/91 .238/.292/.324/.616 .749/.582 .587 28/.666 0/0 1/5
77.Rodriguez G/S/vP 2/.000 6/.833 5/1.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 4/.000 1/.000 2/1.000 2/.000 3/1.334 ··· 344/277 .250/.280/.381/.661 .813/.623 .645 71/.514 0/2 8/4
10.Tejada G/S/vP 12/.666 7/.000 19/.474 ··· 3/2.500 ··· ··· 3/1.000 1/.000 2/1.000 3/1.334 7/.286 3/.000 505/397 .313/.343/.448/.791 .752/.801 .844 108/.679 4/2 10/14
IP 127.1 42.2 17.1 161.1 33.2 9.2 45.2 52.1 44.2 35.2 31.2 146.1 65.0 TOTAL .267/.328/.408/.736 .765/.729 .760 .753 82/35 102/68
ERA-K/9 5.44/8.9 1.90/11.0 2.08/8.3 2.85/7.8 6.15/7.5 6.52/10.2 2.76/8.5 4.13/8.3 2.42/8.9 1.01/8.6 5.12/9.4 4.61/6.2 4.57/5.0 4.33/7.6

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 548/.272 173/.177 72/.215 650/.224 161/.295 45/.302 182/.202 224/.228 196/.203 151/.203 137/.254 615/.265 291/.256 .256
OPS .774 .485 .615 .591 .834 .752 .610 .735 .636 .584 .901 .781 .758 .737
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 304/.769 69/.679 34/.663 350/.608 86/.842 19/.368 90/.688 125/.747 92/.688 69/.527 81/.965 326/.814 58/.993 .765
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 244/.780 104/.364 38/.570 300/.571 75/.825 26/1.045 92/.537 99/.719 104/.592 82/.629 56/.812 289/.744 233/.698 .711
Road 268/.773 82/.429 30/.372 324/.630 57/.589 5/1.000 76/.464 92/.592 77/.532 52/.761 66/1.042 307/.760 124/.809
Last 28d days 125/.639 34/.544 50/.628 128/.574 21/.857 7/.286 36/.939 50/1.064 51/.621 50/.510 113/.905 149/.830 45/.683
HR/SB/CS 16/12/2 0/6/0 1/2/0 10/10/5 3/3/1 1/0/0 6/3/0 9/8/1 2/2/2 2/3/2 9/3/1 24/17/9 7/1/0 117/101/29
Usage ·····X·· ·X···Xo· ·X·X·X·X ···X···· ·o···X·o ·X······ ·X····X· ···o··oo ·X·X·Xo· ····X·Xo ·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.