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Game Preview: HOU @ LAD, 10:10pm, Thursday, July 16, 2009 @Dodger Stadium

Astros, 44-44,

SP: Wandy Rodriguez (30, LHP, 8-6, 2.96)

2009 Gamelogs / 2009 Splits / vs. LAD Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2009 (8-6) 112.2 104 44 37 40 106 12 2.96
2008 (9-7) 137.1 136 65 54 44 131 14 3.54
2007 (9-13) 182.2 179 102 93 62 158 22 4.58
Last 7 GS 3-2 45.0 42 20 20 19 44 11 4.00 54
2009-07-08 PIT W 9.0 5 0 0 1 11 0 125 87
2009-07-02 @SDP W 7.0 7 1 1 2 5 0 108 62
2009-06-26 DET ND 6.0 7 4 4 4 3 2 106 41
2009-06-21 @MIN W 7.0 2 1 1 3 8 1 114 74
2009-06-16 @TEX L 4.0 6 6 6 5 4 3 103 25
2009-06-10 CHC ND 7.0 5 1 1 2 6 1 116 67
2009-06-04 COL L 5.0 10 7 7 2 7 4 98 24
Last 5 v.LAD 2-2 29.2 25 13 11 13 22 3 3.34 54
2009-04-23 LAD L 6.0 5 1 1 2 4 0 105 60
2008-07-01 LAD ND 5.0 6 5 5 4 5 1 93 36
2007-08-16 @LAD L 5.0 5 4 2 1 2 0 76 46
2006-05-11 @LAD W 6.2 4 1 1 4 5 1 101 63
2006-04-26 LAD W 7.0 5 2 2 2 6 1 122 63
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   24-23   Road:   20-21   ExtrInn: 3-5 
 vsRHP:  35-34   vsLHP:   9-10   1-Run:  13-12
 vsEast:  5-4    vsCntrl:17-24   vsWest: 16-7  IL: 6-9 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 88 Sun, Jul 12   WSN  W   5-0       44-44  3rd  3.5 gb
 87 Sat, Jul 11   WSN  L   2-13      43-44  4th  4.0 gb
 86 Fri, Jul 10   WSN  W   6-5       43-43  3rd  4.0 gb
 85 Thu, Jul  9   WSN  W   9-4       42-43  4th  4.0 gb
 84 Wed, Jul  8   PIT  W   5-0       41-43  5th  4.0 gb
 83 Tue, Jul  7   PIT  L   3-6       40-43  5th  5.0 gb
 82 Mon, Jul  6   PIT  W   4-1       40-42  5th  4.0 gb
 81 Sun, Jul  5  @SFG  W   7-1       39-42  5th  4.5 gb
 80 Sat, Jul  4  @SFG  L   0-9       38-42  5th  4.5 gb
 79 Fri, Jul  3  @SFG  L   0-13      38-41  5th  4.5 gb
 Last 10: 6-4    Last 20:12-8    Last 30:18-12
Dodgers, 56-32,

SP: Randy Wolf (32, LHP, 4-3, 3.45)

2009 Gamelogs / 2009 Splits / vs. HOU Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2009 (4-3) 114.2 101 47 44 33 85 15 3.45
2008 (12-12) 190.1 191 100 91 71 162 21 4.30
2007 (9-6) 102.2 110 55 54 39 94 10 4.73
Last 7 GS 1-2 39.0 37 17 17 11 27 6 3.92 52
2009-07-09 @NYM W 6.1 7 2 2 2 3 0 118 52
2009-07-04 @SDP ND 6.0 4 1 1 0 8 0 100 68
2009-06-29 COL ND 6.0 4 2 2 1 4 1 96 59
2009-06-24 @CHW L 3.1 7 5 5 2 1 3 87 25
2009-06-18 OAK ND 6.0 5 1 1 4 3 0 87 57
2009-06-13 @TEX ND 5.0 2 0 0 1 4 0 67 66
2009-06-07 PHI L 6.1 8 6 6 1 4 2 101 36
Last 5 v.HOU 1-0 30.1 26 12 12 12 25 4 3.56 54
2009-04-22 @HOU ND 7.0 8 4 4 1 6 1 91 50
2008-04-03 HOU ND 6.0 4 1 1 2 5 0 103 63
2006-09-25 HOU ND 5.2 4 2 2 4 5 1 99 54
2006-09-17 @HOU W 5.2 5 3 3 2 5 2 92 50
2006-09-06 HOU ND 6.0 5 2 2 3 4 0 94 55
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   28-13   Road:   28-19   ExtrInn: 9-2 
 vsRHP:  39-22   vsLHP:  17-10   1-Run:  18-9 
 vsEast: 12-6    vsCntrl: 5-5    vsWest: 30-12 IL: 9-9 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 88 Sun, Jul 12  @MIL  W   7-4       56-32  1st  7.0 up
 87 Sat, Jul 11  @MIL  L   3-6       55-32  1st  6.0 up
 86 Fri, Jul 10  @MIL  W  12-8 (10)  55-31  1st  7.0 up
 85 Thu, Jul  9  @NYM  W  11-2       54-31  1st  7.0 up
 84 Wed, Jul  8  @NYM  L   4-5       53-31  1st  7.0 up
 83 Tue, Jul  7  @NYM  W   8-0       53-30  1st  7.0 up
 82 Sun, Jul  5  @SDP  W   7-6 (13)  52-30  1st  7.5 up
 81 Sat, Jul  4  @SDP  L   4-7       51-30  1st  6.5 up
 80 Fri, Jul  3  @SDP  W   6-3       51-29  1st  7.5 up
 79 Wed, Jul  1   COL  W   1-0       50-29  1st  7.0 up
 Last 10: 7-3    Last 20:12-8    Last 30:17-13
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Thu, Apr 23, 2009 LAD  2 @HOU  0        W:Chad Billingsley (4-0), L: Wandy Rodriguez (1-2), S: Jonathan Broxton (5)
Wed, Apr 22, 2009 HOU  6  LAD  5        W:Chris Sampson (1-0), L: Ronald Belisario (0-1), S: LaTroy Hawkins (2)
Tue, Apr 21, 2009 HOU  8  LAD  5        W:Russ Ortiz (1-0), L: Clayton Kershaw (0-1), S: Jose Valverde (1)

Thu, Jul 03, 2008 LAD  5 @HOU  2        W:Chad Billingsley (8-7), L: Brandon Backe (5-9), S: Takashi Saito (14)
Wed, Jul 02, 2008 LAD  4 @HOU  1        W:Hiroki Kuroda (4-6), L: Runelvys Hernandez (0-2), S: none
Tue, Jul 01, 2008 LAD  7 @HOU  6 (11)   W:Chan Ho Park (4-2), L: Wesley Wright (3-3), S: Takashi Saito (13)
Mon, Jun 30, 2008 HOU  4  LAD  1        W:Roy Oswalt (7-8), L: Eric Stults (2-1), S: Jose Valverde (22)
Sun, May 11, 2008 HOU  8 @LAD  5        W:Geoff Geary (1-1), L: Jonathan Broxton (1-1), S: Jose Valverde (8)
Sat, May 10, 2008 HOU  5 @LAD  0        W:Chris Sampson (2-3), L: Chad Billingsley (2-5), S: none
Fri, May 09, 2008 HOU  7 @LAD  1        W:Brian Moehler (1-0), L: Derek Lowe (2-3), S: none
Season Series: 2009 - HOU leads 2-1; 2008 - HOU won 4-3; 2007 - HOU won 4-3; All-Time - LAD leads 373-310

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  5.63

FLA  4.61

SDP  3.80

RA/G

SFG  3.68

COL  4.60

WSN  5.62

BA

J. Mauer  .373

M. Byrd  .286

B. Giles  .191

OBP

A. Pujols  .456

D. Fowler  .358

D. Navarro  .254

SLG

A. Pujols  .723

M. Cameron  .470

N. Punto  .223

OPS

A. Pujols  1.179

W. Aybar  .822

N. Punto  .543

ERA

D. Haren  2.01

C. Sabathia  3.86

J. Moyer  5.99

K/9IP

J. Verlander  10.96

B. Zito  6.79

J. Garland  3.62

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

Astros Batters (4.18 RS/G) vs. Dodgers Pitchers (3.84 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 43.Wolf*
G/S/vB
58.Billingsley
G/S/vB
51.Broxton
G/S/vB
57.Elbert*
G/S/vB
22.Kershaw*
G/S/vB
18.Kuroda
G/S/vB
45.Leach*
G/S/vB
52.McDonald
G/S/vB
59.Mota
G/S/vB
38.Troncoso
G/S/vB
49.Vargas
G/S/vB
47.Wade
G/S/vB
36.Weaver
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
17.Berkman# G/S/vP 27/.523 17/.502 4/.833 ··· 6/.533 6/.167 ··· ··· 11/.788 1/.000 22/.776 2/.000 22/.662 362/271 .271/.403/.526/.929 .622/1.043 .953 97/1.087 6/2 18/6
27.Blum# G/S/vP 11/1.245 20/.368 10/.933 ··· ··· 3/.000 ··· ··· 6/.334 ··· 12/.083 1/.000 12/.781 226/205 .281/.350/.362/.711 1.029/.677 .556 53/.845 0/1 2/2
21.Bourn* G/S/vP ··· 10/.522 1/.000 ··· 3/1.000 6/.000 ··· ··· 5/.400 ··· ··· 2/.000 ··· 376/302 .286/.360/.407/.767 .800/.758 .800 104/.767 32/8 3/1
41.Coste G/S/vP ··· 3/.000 1/.000 ··· 5/.650 2/.000 ··· ··· 2/.000 2/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· 120/82 .240/.336/.375/.711 .757/.689 .558 23/.451 0/0 2/0
2.Erstad* G/S/vP 1/.000 6/.833 1/.000 ··· ··· 1/3.000 ··· ··· 9/.666 ··· ··· ··· 31/.343 95/88 .165/.234/.282/.516 .000/.561 .340 25/1.036 0/2 1/0
28.Keppinger G/S/vP 10/.700 ··· 1/.000 ··· 2/1.000 ··· ··· ··· 5/.200 ··· 4/.833 ··· ··· 189/125 .273/.353/.416/.769 .942/.673 1.002 60/.840 0/2 3/4
45.Lee G/S/vP 15/.900 16/.455 4/2.500 ··· 5/2.200 6/.334 ··· ··· 9/.555 1/.000 20/1.128 2/2.500 22/.612 357/279 .308/.353/.485/.838 1.106/.764 .731 97/.703 2/2 13/2
3.Matsui# G/S/vP 22/.727 12/.764 6/.334 ··· 3/1.167 3/.333 ··· ··· 8/.661 ··· 11/1.545 1/2.000 4/.250 252/200 .252/.313/.338/.651 .940/.584 .531 79/.778 9/3 3/2
4.Michaels G/S/vP 6/1.000 1/no AB 1/.000 ··· 4/.833 ··· ··· ··· 8/.875 1/.000 5/1.000 1/.000 ··· 82/43 .176/.256/.324/.580 .726/.443 .578 19/.563 1/1 1/0
9.Pence G/S/vP 6/.834 3/.666 3/.666 ··· 5/.400 6/.533 ··· ··· 9/.555 1/.000 6/.533 1/.000 ··· 358/286 .298/.366/.473/.839 1.056/.783 .804 93/.581 9/6 11/1
55.Quintero G/S/vP 5/1.800 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 3/.000 ··· 2/2.000 ··· 3/.000 79/65 .247/.266/.312/.578 .593/.574 .447 32/.445 0/0 0/5
12.Rodriguez G/S/vP 15/.764 3/.333 ··· ··· 2/1.000 ··· ··· ··· 4/1.167 ··· 4/1.250 1/2.000 10/.700 260/207 .245/.278/.392/.670 .821/.629 .709 61/.641 0/2 7/3
10.Tejada G/S/vP 13/.693 9/.708 3/1.334 ··· 6/1.167 6/.167 ··· ··· 3/2.000 1/.000 ··· 3/1.000 32/1.051 375/292 .329/.357/.473/.830 .887/.814 .740 101/.725 2/2 7/12
IP 114.2 125.1 40.2 9.0 99.2 54.0 19.0 28.2 41.0 56.2 2.0 27.2 44.0 TOTAL .267/.330/.405/.735 .826/.710 .709 .724 61/31 71/48
ERA-K/9 3.45/6.7 3.38/8.5 3.10/14.4 5.00/9.0 3.16/8.9 4.67/6.3 4.26/8.1 4.71/6.0 3.51/5.0 1.75/5.4 0.00/0.0 5.53/5.8 3.48/7.0 3.58/7.5

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 468/.237 514/.227 161/.149 37/.294 412/.199 223/.242 77/.164 126/.235 170/.228 232/.249 7/.167 121/.257 197/.287 .232
OPS .700 .654 .448 .980 .617 .668 .646 .711 .671 .616 .452 .735 .823 .680
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 96/.327 291/.689 84/.353 14/.808 96/.484 111/.646 45/.773 55/.704 65/.596 103/.613 4/.833 52/.716 93/.990 .666
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 372/.796 223/.608 77/.550 23/1.075 316/.658 112/.690 32/.469 71/.718 105/.714 129/.619 3/.000 69/.749 104/.671 .689
Home 230/.722 244/.645 73/.194 11/1.091 199/.567 93/.631 42/.707 59/.710 90/.591 110/.703 / 73/.644 103/.641
Last 28d days 117/.790 135/.726 37/.839 7/.143 116/.466 111/.651 28/.720 37/.573 46/.366 58/.546 7/.452 16/1.238 67/.903
HR/SB/CS 15/4/2 9/3/6 1/3/0 3/0/1 5/5/4 5/5/0 2/0/1 3/1/1 3/4/1 2/3/2 0/0/0 3/1/0 4/7/2 67/48/25
Usage ······X· ·····X·· ·····X·· ····X··· ···X···· ···X···X ····oo·o ···oX·X· ····oo·X ···X·X·X ······X· ·····o·X ····X···
Dodgers Batters (5.03 RS/G) vs. Astros Pitchers (4.52 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 51.Rodriguez*
G/S/vB
50.Arias
G/S/vB
48.Byrdak*
G/S/vB
39.Fulchino
G/S/vB
11.Hampton*
G/S/vB
22.Hawkins
G/S/vB
38.Moehler
G/S/vB
23.Ortiz
G/S/vB
44.Oswalt
G/S/vB
43.Sampson
G/S/vB
47.Valverde
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
12.Ausmus G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/no AB ··· 16/.679 21/.449 5/.000 22/.627 ··· ··· 2/.000 64/54 .286/.355/.375/.730 1.000/.681 .478 18/.650 1/0 1/0
23.Blake G/S/vP 2/.000 ··· 6/.750 ··· 3/1.666 5/.000 ··· 5/.650 3/2.334 1/.000 ··· 335/254 .285/.364/.486/.850 1.077/.779 .863 99/.717 2/1 12/7
14.Castro G/S/vP 4/.000 ··· ··· ··· 6/.666 4/.750 2/.000 14/.357 7/.000 ··· 1/.000 79/64 .352/.397/.437/.834 1.043/.783 .795 23/.773 0/0 1/1
16.Ethier* G/S/vP 8/.250 ··· 2/.500 1/no AB ··· 2/1.500 3/2.333 7/1.371 9/1.444 5/.400 5/.400 373/267 .250/.338/.475/.813 .636/.884 .982 101/.740 4/3 18/3
15.Furcal# G/S/vP 9/1.270 ··· ··· 1/.000 15/.864 4/.250 12/1.235 25/.900 16/.875 4/1.000 6/.334 356/268 .256/.331/.350/.682 .724/.668 .653 101/.792 5/4 4/11
13.Hudson# G/S/vP 11/1.323 ··· 3/.333 2/1.000 ··· 6/1.083 4/1.000 7/1.404 16/.376 11/.606 1/2.000 392/285 .283/.353/.426/.779 .886/.739 .826 91/.602 6/0 7/4
27.Kemp G/S/vP 8/.875 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 3/1.667 5/.000 2/2.000 4/.000 5/.400 ··· 362/272 .320/.384/.495/.879 1.120/.803 .799 93/.910 19/4 11/2
7.Loney* G/S/vP 9/.222 ··· 3/1.667 1/.000 ··· 2/1.000 6/1.833 3/.000 10/.422 7/1.714 3/.000 371/281 .281/.350/.402/.752 .838/.723 .607 87/.900 6/1 7/3
5.Loretta G/S/vP 1/2.000 ··· 2/.000 1/.000 51/.860 15/1.104 7/.143 20/1.088 17/1.204 ··· 5/1.000 122/94 .245/.344/.292/.637 .792/.593 .443 32/.689 0/0 0/0
55.Martin G/S/vP 11/1.205 ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 4/.833 6/.666 5/1.350 10/.200 8/.250 7/.286 335/247 .258/.373/.314/.688 .720/.676 .670 87/.871 8/4 2/2
9.Pierre* G/S/vP 9/.730 1/.000 ··· ··· 37/.721 4/.250 7/.333 66/.626 35/.783 9/.250 5/.400 289/205 .328/.387/.417/.804 .914/.762 .719 78/.775 23/8 0/0
99.Ramirez G/S/vP 3/1.334 ··· 6/.500 1/5.000 11/.546 29/.752 23/1.474 4/.833 3/1.666 1/.000 3/.333 154/127 .355/.487/.669/1.156 .990/1.193 1.234 34/1.229 0/0 9/1
IP 112.2 28.2 31.1 40.1 83.2 37.2 79.2 73.0 119.1 47.2 21.0 TOTAL .275/.354/.413/.766 .824/.748 .744 .784 74/26 76/46
ERA-K/9 2.96/8.5 1.57/8.5 3.45/8.1 3.79/6.3 4.52/5.7 2.39/6.9 5.08/5.8 4.44/6.8 3.85/7.2 3.02/5.1 3.43/11.1 4.22/7.2

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 464/.250 123/.184 135/.200 166/.238 357/.274 156/.245 352/.292 323/.275 495/.256 200/.259 87/.215 .268
OPS .707 .540 .685 .696 .770 .665 .859 .780 .731 .685 .685 .770
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 98/.612 46/.533 63/.783 78/.666 94/.784 78/.543 199/.649 155/.777 238/.771 98/.707 40/.808 .776
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 366/.733 77/.541 72/.600 88/.719 263/.764 78/.783 153/1.125 168/.783 257/.693 102/.664 47/.576 .766
Road 223/.763 50/.533 71/.663 72/.714 167/.714 66/.628 173/.825 97/.881 254/.667 89/.863 32/.638
Last 28d days 111/.618 46/.513 33/.696 52/.923 68/.702 33/.555 124/.690 99/.817 144/.607 40/.769 45/.608
HR/SB/CS 12/1/1 1/3/0 5/1/2 4/2/0 8/5/1 4/5/3 14/4/0 6/5/3 14/2/1 1/0/0 4/2/0 100/36/11
Usage ·······X ···X·oX· ····Xoo· ····Xoo· ····X··· ········ ···X···· ······X· ·····X·· ·····Xo· ···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.