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Game Preview: HOU @ LAD, 10:10pm, Saturday, July 18, 2009 @Dodger Stadium

Astros, 46-44, 2nd, 3 GB, 3½ GB in WC

SP: Mike Hampton (36, LHP, 5-6, 4.52)

2009 Gamelogs / 2009 Splits / vs. LAD Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2009 (5-6) 83.2 86 45 42 32 53 8 4.52
2008 (3-4) 78.0 83 45 42 28 38 10 4.85
2005 (5-3) 69.1 74 28 27 18 27 5 3.50
Last 7 GS 3-3 40.2 40 17 17 12 20 4 3.76 51
2009-07-11 WSN L 3.2 9 5 5 1 1 0 70 23
2009-07-06 PIT W 7.0 3 1 1 3 3 0 98 67
2009-06-30 @SDP ND 6.0 4 1 1 1 6 0 97 65
2009-06-12 @ARI L 5.0 8 3 3 5 2 0 99 36
2009-06-05 PIT W 7.0 5 1 1 0 5 0 89 68
2009-05-31 @PIT W 7.0 3 1 1 1 3 1 90 69
2009-05-24 TEX L 5.0 8 5 5 1 0 3 76 30
Last 5 v.LAD 3-1 25.1 30 11 11 9 14 3 3.91 48
2005-05-14 @LAD ND 2.1 1 0 0 2 2 0 40 55
2004-08-21 @LAD L 4.1 9 6 6 3 1 2 94 19
2004-05-23 LAD W 6.0 9 0 0 2 3 0 91 55
2003-08-02 LAD W 6.2 6 4 4 1 6 0 101 51
2002-06-24 @LAD W 6.0 5 1 1 1 2 1 74 59
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   24-23   Road:   22-21   ExtrInn: 3-5 
 vsRHP:  36-34   vsLHP:  10-10   1-Run:  13-12
 vsEast:  5-4    vsCntrl:17-24   vsWest: 18-7  IL: 6-9 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 90 Fri, Jul 17  @LAD  W   8-1       46-44  2nd  3.0 gb
 89 Thu, Jul 16  @LAD  W   3-0       45-44  3rd  3.0 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
 Last 10: 8-2    Last 20:14-6    Last 30:19-11
Dodgers, 56-34, 1st, 6½ up

SP: Clayton Kershaw (21, LHP, 7-5, 3.16)

2009 Gamelogs / 2009 Splits / vs. HOU Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2009 (7-5) 99.2 68 35 35 59 99 5 3.16
2008 (5-5) 107.2 109 51 51 52 100 11 4.26
Last 7 GS 4-1 38.1 24 6 6 24 39 0 1.41 61
2009-07-12 @MIL W 6.0 2 1 1 5 4 0 103 63
2009-07-07 @NYM W 6.0 3 0 0 2 7 0 101 71
2009-07-01 COL ND 5.0 1 0 0 5 5 0 97 65
2009-06-26 SEA W 6.0 5 2 2 1 8 0 96 61
2009-06-21 @LAA W 7.0 4 0 0 4 5 0 107 70
2009-06-16 OAK ND 5.2 4 0 0 3 8 0 105 66
2009-06-10 SDP L 2.2 5 3 3 4 2 0 81 34
Last 5 v.HOU 0-1 10.0 14 9 9 4 7 1 8.10 36
2009-04-21 @HOU L 4.1 8 6 6 2 3 1 86 24
2008-07-01 @HOU ND 5.2 6 3 3 2 4 0 90 47
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   28-15   Road:   28-19   ExtrInn: 9-2 
 vsRHP:  39-23   vsLHP:  17-11   1-Run:  18-9 
 vsEast: 12-6    vsCntrl: 5-7    vsWest: 30-12 IL: 9-9 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 90 Fri, Jul 17   HOU  L   1-8       56-34  1st  6.5 up
 89 Thu, Jul 16   HOU  L   0-3       56-33  1st  6.5 up
 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
 Last 10: 5-5    Last 20:10-10   Last 30:16-14
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Thu, Jul 16, 2009 HOU  3 @LAD  0        W:Wandy Rodriguez (9-6), L: Randy Wolf (4-4), S: Jose Valverde (9)
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
Season Series: 2009 - HOU leads 4-1; 2008 - HOU won 4-3; 2007 - HOU won 4-3; All-Time - LAD leads 373-312

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  4.56

SDP  3.76

RA/G

SFG  3.68

CHW  4.60

WSN  5.63

BA

J. Mauer  .373

R. Zimmerman  .288

J. Giambi  .191

OBP

A. Pujols  .456

D. Fowler  .362

D. Navarro  .254

SLG

A. Pujols  .723

A. Ethier  .473

N. Punto  .223

OPS

A. Pujols  1.179

J. Varitek  .826

N. Punto  .543

ERA

D. Haren  2.01

R. Oswalt  3.85

J. Geer  5.79

K/9IP

J. Verlander  10.96

B. Zito  6.79

J. Garland  3.62

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

Astros Batters (4.21 RS/G) vs. Dodgers Pitchers (3.88 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 22.Kershaw*
G/S/vB
58.Billingsley
G/S/vB
51.Broxton
G/S/vB
57.Elbert*
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
36.Weaver
G/S/vB
43.Wolf*
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
17.Berkman# G/S/vP 6/.533 17/.502 4/.833 ··· 6/.167 1/.000 ··· 11/.788 1/.000 22/.776 22/.662 30/.508 366/271 .269/.402/.520/.922 .609/1.043 .938 92/1.116 6/2 18/6
27.Blum# G/S/vP ··· 20/.368 10/.933 ··· 3/.000 ··· ··· 7/.286 ··· 12/.083 12/.781 11/1.245 227/206 .280/.348/.360/.708 1.029/.673 .549 54/.829 0/1 2/2
21.Bourn* G/S/vP 3/1.000 10/.522 1/.000 ··· 6/.000 1/.000 ··· 5/.400 ··· ··· ··· 3/.000 380/302 .283/.356/.402/.758 .757/.758 .781 99/.709 32/8 3/1
41.Coste G/S/vP 5/.650 3/.000 1/.000 ··· 2/.000 ··· ··· 2/.000 2/.000 ··· ··· ··· 120/82 .240/.336/.375/.711 .757/.689 .558 22/.473 0/0 2/0
2.Erstad* G/S/vP ··· 6/.833 1/.000 1/.000 1/3.000 ··· ··· 9/.666 ··· ··· 31/.343 1/.000 96/88 .163/.232/.279/.511 .000/.561 .332 20/.938 0/2 1/0
28.Keppinger G/S/vP 2/1.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 1/no AB ··· 5/.200 ··· 4/.833 ··· 13/.539 193/125 .268/.351/.409/.760 .907/.673 .971 55/.783 0/2 3/4
45.Lee G/S/vP 5/2.200 16/.455 4/2.500 ··· 6/.334 ··· ··· 9/.555 1/.000 21/1.159 22/.612 18/.856 361/280 .308/.355/.483/.838 1.088/.767 .734 92/.719 2/2 13/2
3.Matsui# G/S/vP 3/1.167 12/.764 6/.334 ··· 3/.333 ··· ··· 9/.819 ··· 12/1.400 4/.250 24/.791 256/202 .257/.316/.345/.661 .965/.588 .556 76/.798 9/3 3/2
4.Michaels G/S/vP 4/.833 1/no AB 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 8/.875 1/.000 5/1.000 ··· 6/1.000 82/43 .176/.256/.324/.580 .726/.443 .578 18/.597 1/1 1/0
9.Pence G/S/vP 5/.400 3/.666 3/.666 ··· 6/.533 ··· ··· 9/.555 1/.000 7/.762 ··· 9/.778 362/287 .300/.367/.474/.841 1.039/.788 .808 89/.595 9/6 11/1
55.Quintero G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 4/.000 ··· 3/1.167 3/.000 7/2.047 83/67 .247/.265/.346/.611 .846/.557 .524 32/.478 0/0 1/5
12.Rodriguez G/S/vP 2/1.000 3/.333 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 4/1.167 ··· 4/1.250 10/.700 15/.764 260/207 .245/.278/.392/.670 .821/.629 .709 58/.639 0/2 8/3
10.Tejada G/S/vP 6/1.167 9/.708 3/1.334 ··· 6/.167 ··· ··· 3/2.000 1/.000 1/.000 32/1.051 16/.688 379/293 .328/.356/.471/.827 .879/.811 .735 96/.749 2/2 8/12
IP 99.2 127.0 40.2 11.1 54.0 19.2 28.2 42.0 56.2 4.0 48.1 120.2 TOTAL .267/.329/.404/.734 .817/.709 .707 .718 61/31 72/48
ERA-K/9 3.16/8.9 3.76/8.4 3.10/14.4 3.97/9.6 4.67/6.3 4.12/8.2 4.71/6.0 3.43/4.9 1.75/5.4 0.00/2.2 3.54/6.7 3.51/6.8 3.57/7.5

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 412/.199 514/.227 161/.149 38/.286 223/.242 80/.159 126/.235 173/.230 232/.249 12/.200 197/.287 492/.236 .232
OPS .617 .654 .448 .953 .668 .637 .711 .671 .616 .533 .823 .697 .679
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 96/.484 291/.689 84/.353 15/.747 111/.646 46/.754 55/.704 67/.609 103/.613 5/.650 93/.990 99/.316 .663
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 316/.658 223/.608 77/.550 23/1.075 112/.690 34/.477 71/.718 106/.707 129/.619 7/.452 104/.671 393/.793 .689
Home 199/.567 244/.645 73/.194 12/1.000 93/.631 45/.689 59/.710 93/.593 110/.703 5/.650 103/.641 254/.714
Last 28d days 116/.466 108/.709 37/.839 8/.125 111/.651 28/.720 37/.573 43/.268 57/.556 12/.533 67/.903 117/.755
HR/SB/CS 5/5/4 9/3/6 1/3/0 3/0/1 5/5/0 2/0/1 3/1/1 3/4/1 2/3/2 0/0/0 4/7/2 16/4/2 68/48/25
Usage ·····X·· X······X ·······X Xo····X· ·····X·· ·o····oo ·····oX· ·o····oo ·····X·X XX······ X·····X· ·X······
Dodgers Batters (4.93 RS/G) vs. Astros Pitchers (4.43 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 11.Hampton*
G/S/vB
50.Arias
G/S/vB
48.Byrdak*
G/S/vB
39.Fulchino
G/S/vB
22.Hawkins
G/S/vB
38.Moehler
G/S/vB
23.Ortiz
G/S/vB
44.Oswalt
G/S/vB
51.Rodriguez*
G/S/vB
43.Sampson
G/S/vB
47.Valverde
G/S/vB
53.Wright*
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
12.Ausmus G/S/vP 16/.679 ··· 1/no AB ··· 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 3/1.666 ··· 6/.750 ··· 6/.000 ··· 5/.650 3/2.334 5/.650 1/.000 ··· 2/.000 339/255 .285/.366/.485/.850 1.081/.776 .863 94/.736 2/1 12/7
14.Castro G/S/vP 6/.666 ··· ··· ··· 4/.750 2/.000 14/.357 7/.000 4/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· 79/64 .352/.397/.437/.834 1.043/.783 .795 23/.773 0/0 1/1
33.DeWitt* G/S/vP ··· ··· 2/.000 ··· ··· 2/2.000 ··· 3/1.000 ··· 3/.000 ··· 3/1.667 25/25 .174/.240/.304/.544 /.544 .393 4/1.250 0/0 1/0
16.Ethier* G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 2/.500 1/no AB 2/1.500 3/2.333 7/1.371 9/1.444 11/.364 5/.400 5/.400 1/.000 377/268 .250/.337/.473/.809 .637/.881 .970 96/.765 4/3 18/3
15.Furcal# G/S/vP 15/.864 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 4/.250 12/1.235 25/.900 16/.875 12/1.056 4/1.000 6/.334 ··· 360/269 .253/.331/.347/.677 .714/.666 .644 96/.740 5/4 4/11
13.Hudson# G/S/vP ··· 1/2.000 3/.333 2/1.000 6/1.083 4/1.000 7/1.404 16/.376 13/1.356 11/.606 2/2.000 ··· 396/287 .288/.357/.432/.789 .899/.749 .848 86/.556 6/0 7/4
27.Kemp G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 4/1.250 5/.000 2/2.000 4/.000 11/.606 5/.400 ··· 3/1.167 366/273 .316/.380/.489/.869 1.081/.800 .780 89/.912 19/4 11/2
7.Loney* G/S/vP ··· ··· 4/1.750 1/.000 2/1.000 6/1.833 3/.000 10/.422 11/.364 7/1.714 4/.000 2/1.000 375/282 .281/.352/.401/.753 .849/.721 .612 84/.856 6/1 7/3
5.Loretta G/S/vP 51/.860 ··· 2/.000 1/.000 15/1.104 7/.143 20/1.088 17/1.204 1/2.000 ··· 6/.834 ··· 123/95 .243/.341/.290/.631 .792/.586 .434 31/.601 0/0 0/0
55.Martin G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 4/.833 6/.666 5/1.350 10/.200 14/1.065 8/.250 8/.250 2/.000 339/248 .258/.372/.314/.685 .719/.673 .665 84/.843 8/4 2/2
9.Pierre* G/S/vP 37/.721 2/.000 ··· ··· 4/.250 7/.333 66/.626 35/.783 9/.730 9/.250 5/.400 1/.000 290/206 .327/.386/.415/.801 .914/.758 .713 70/.798 23/8 0/0
99.Ramirez G/S/vP 11/.546 ··· 6/.500 1/5.000 30/.796 23/1.474 4/.833 3/1.666 6/.666 1/.000 3/.333 ··· 158/128 .352/.481/.656/1.137 .880/1.200 1.171 38/1.144 0/0 9/1
IP 83.2 29.2 31.1 40.1 38.2 79.2 73.0 128.1 118.2 47.2 22.0 18.2 TOTAL .275/.353/.411/.764 .817/.747 .740 .769 74/26 76/46
ERA-K/9 4.52/5.7 1.52/8.8 3.45/8.1 3.79/6.3 2.33/6.7 5.08/5.8 4.44/6.8 3.65/7.0 2.81/8.5 3.02/5.1 3.27/10.6 5.30/11.6 4.17/7.2

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 357/.274 127/.187 136/.200 166/.238 159/.246 352/.292 323/.275 495/.256 488/.249 200/.259 91/.217 84/.316 .267
OPS .770 .539 .690 .696 .665 .859 .780 .731 .700 .685 .676 .828 .768
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 94/.784 50/.532 64/.793 78/.666 78/.543 199/.649 155/.777 238/.771 105/.609 98/.707 42/.817 33/.913 .775
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 263/.764 77/.541 72/.600 88/.719 81/.778 153/1.125 168/.783 257/.693 383/.725 102/.664 49/.550 51/.772 .763
Road 167/.714 54/.530 72/.672 72/.714 69/.630 173/.825 97/.881 254/.667 247/.743 89/.863 36/.622 46/.957
Last 28d days 68/.702 49/.524 34/.716 52/.923 31/.484 124/.690 99/.817 109/.509 135/.608 40/.769 45/.608 8/.250
HR/SB/CS 8/5/1 1/3/0 5/1/2 4/2/0 4/5/3 14/4/0 6/5/3 14/2/1 12/1/1 1/0/0 4/2/0 3/2/0 100/36/11
Usage ······X· ·X···X·o ·o····Xo ······Xo ·X······ ·····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.