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Game Preview: STL @ LAD, 10:10pm, Monday, August 17, 2009 @Dodger Stadium

Cardinals, 67-52, 1st, 5 up

SP: Chris Carpenter (34, RHP, 12-3, 2.27)

2009 Gamelogs / 2009 Splits / vs. LAD Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2009 (12-3) 130.2 109 34 33 19 97 7 2.27
2008 (0-1) 15.1 16 5 3 4 7 0 1.76
2007 (0-1) 6.0 9 5 5 1 3 0 7.50
Last 7 GS 6-0 53.0 56 13 13 8 39 4 2.21 61
2009-08-12 CIN W 7.0 8 2 2 0 10 0 105 63
2009-08-07 @PIT W 8.0 9 4 4 1 4 2 111 51
2009-08-01 HOU W 9.0 8 1 1 0 5 1 110 72
2009-07-27 LAD W 7.0 9 1 1 2 2 0 99 55
2009-07-22 @HOU ND 8.0 8 2 2 2 5 0 114 61
2009-07-17 ARI W 8.0 7 0 0 1 7 0 103 74
2009-07-10 @CHC W 6.0 7 3 3 2 6 1 93 50
Last 5 v.LAD 4-0 33.0 30 10 8 6 25 2 2.18 60
2009-07-27 LAD W 7.0 9 1 1 2 2 0 99 55
2008-08-05 LAD ND 5.0 3 0 0 0 2 0 51 63
2006-07-14 LAD W 9.0 2 0 0 0 7 0 101 90
2005-05-12 LAD W 7.0 8 3 2 3 8 1 110 56
2004-09-12 @LAD W 5.0 8 6 5 1 6 1 109 34
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   36-24   Road:   31-28   ExtrInn: 4-4 
 vsRHP:  45-36   vsLHP:  22-16   1-Run:  13-12
 vsEast: 13-11   vsCntrl:32-24   vsWest: 13-11 IL: 9-6 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
119 Sun, Aug 16   SDP  W   7-5       67-52  1st  5.0 up
118 Sat, Aug 15   SDP  W   7-4       66-52  1st  4.5 up
117 Fri, Aug 14   SDP  W   9-2       65-52  1st  4.5 up
116 Wed, Aug 12   CIN  W   5-2       64-52  1st  4.0 up
115 Tue, Aug 11   CIN  L   4-5       63-52  1st  3.0 up
114 Mon, Aug 10   CIN  W   4-1       63-51  1st  3.0 up
113 Sun, Aug  9  @PIT  W   7-3       62-51  1st  2.0 up
112 Sat, Aug  8  @PIT  W   5-3       61-51  1st  1.0 up
111 Fri, Aug  7  @PIT  W   6-4       60-51  1st  1.0 up
110 Wed, Aug  5  @NYM  L   0-9       59-51  1st    Tied
 Last 10: 8-2    Last 20:14-6    Last 30:19-11
Dodgers, 70-48, 1st, 5 up

SP: Charlie Haeger (25, RHP, 0-0, undef)

2009 Gamelogs / 2009 Splits / vs. STL Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2008 (0-0) 4.1 8 10 8 5 4 2 16.62
2007 (0-1) 11.1 17 11 9 8 1 3 7.15
2006 (1-1) 18.1 12 10 7 13 19 0 3.44
Last 7 GS 0-1 4.1 5 6 5 6 2 0 10.38 27
2006-05-10 LAA L 4.1 5 6 5 6 2 0 113 27
Has never faced STL.
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   36-22   Road:   34-26   ExtrInn:10-7 
 vsRHP:  51-35   vsLHP:  19-13   1-Run:  21-14
 vsEast: 16-12   vsCntrl:12-12   vsWest: 33-15 IL: 9-9 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
118 Sun, Aug 16  @ARI  W   9-3       70-48  1st  5.0 up
117 Sat, Aug 15  @ARI  L   3-4 (10)  69-48  1st  4.5 up
116 Fri, Aug 14  @ARI  L   1-4       69-47  1st  5.0 up
115 Wed, Aug 12  @SFG  L   2-4 (10)  69-46  1st  5.5 up
114 Tue, Aug 11  @SFG  W   9-1       69-45  1st  6.5 up
113 Mon, Aug 10  @SFG  W   4-2       68-45  1st  5.5 up
112 Sun, Aug  9   ATL  L   2-8       67-45  1st  5.5 up
111 Sat, Aug  8   ATL  L   1-2 (10)  67-44  1st  5.5 up
110 Fri, Aug  7   ATL  L   5-9 (12)  67-43  1st  6.5 up
109 Thu, Aug  6   ATL  W   5-4       67-42  1st  6.5 up
 Last 10: 4-6    Last 20: 8-12   Last 30:14-16
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Thu, Jul 30, 2009 LAD  5 @STL  3 (10)   W:James McDonald (3-2), L: Dennys Reyes (0-2), S: Jonathan Broxton (24)
Wed, Jul 29, 2009 STL  3  LAD  2 (15)   W:Blake Hawksworth (1-0), L: Jeff Weaver (5-4), S: none
Tue, Jul 28, 2009 STL 10  LAD  0        W:Adam Wainwright (12-6), L: Chad Billingsley (10-6), S: none
Mon, Jul 27, 2009 STL  6  LAD  1        W:Chris Carpenter (9-3), L: Randy Wolf (5-5), S: Ryan Franklin (23)

Thu, Aug 07, 2008 LAD  4 @STL  1        W:Clayton Kershaw (2-3), L: Kyle Lohse (13-4), S: Jonathan Broxton (6)
Wed, Aug 06, 2008 STL  9  LAD  6        W:Joel Pineiro (4-5), L: Derek Lowe (8-10), S: Chris Perez (1)
Tue, Aug 05, 2008 STL  6  LAD  4 (11)   W:Jaime Garcia (1-1), L: Jason Johnson (1-1), S: none
Sun, May 25, 2008 LAD  4  STL  3 (10)   W:Takashi Saito (3-1), L: Mike Parisi (0-1), S: none
Sat, May 24, 2008 STL  4 @LAD  0        W:Kyle Lohse (4-2), L: Brad Penny (5-5), S: none
Fri, May 23, 2008 STL  2 @LAD  1        W:Adam Wainwright (4-2), L: Derek Lowe (2-5), S: Ryan Franklin (3)
Season Series: 2009 - STL leads 3-1; 2008 - STL won 4-2; 2007 - Tied 3-3; All-Time - STL leads 1061-1029

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  5.69

BAL  4.62

SDP  3.86

RA/G

SFG  3.72

NYY  4.64

WSN  5.42

BA

J. Mauer  .378

S. Choo  .293

A. Casilla  .182

OBP

A. Pujols  .447

R. Davis  .364

R. Cedeno  .235

SLG

A. Pujols  .684

S. Victorino  .477

A. Casilla  .227

OPS

A. Pujols  1.130

S. Rolen  .839

A. Casilla  .499

ERA

T. Lincecum  2.19

R. Oswalt  3.87

J. Moyer  5.47

K/9IP

T. Lincecum  10.71

A. Pettitte  6.90

N. Blackburn  3.68

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

Cardinals Batters (4.53 RS/G) vs. Dodgers Pitchers (3.92 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 37.Haeger
G/S/vB
54.Belisario
G/S/vB
58.Billingsley
G/S/vB
51.Broxton
G/S/vB
22.Kershaw*
G/S/vB
56.Kuo*
G/S/vB
18.Kuroda
G/S/vB
31.McDonald
G/S/vB
59.Mota
G/S/vB
52.Sherrill*
G/S/vB
38.Troncoso
G/S/vB
36.Weaver
G/S/vB
43.Wolf*
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
24.Ankiel* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 2/.000 ··· 4/1.250 ··· 1/.000 ··· 6/.666 308/225 .232/.282/.393/.675 .594/.707 .681 61/.845 2/3 8/5
7.DeRosa G/S/vP ··· ··· 9/.778 ··· 4/.000 1/.000 5/.000 2/2.500 1/.000 2/.500 1/2.000 8/.393 36/.432 429/330 .258/.327/.462/.789 .991/.727 .811 98/.872 1/2 21/9
3.Greene G/S/vP ··· ··· 13/1.621 7/.000 3/.666 3/.666 5/.400 ··· 7/1.142 ··· 1/.000 15/.486 3/1.000 164/100 .211/.290/.366/.656 .532/.734 .682 13/.885 2/1 5/8
15.Holliday G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 24/1.236 13/.321 12/1.027 5/.650 15/1.390 1/.000 7/.971 ··· 4/2.667 17/.765 18/1.077 491/344 .321/.401/.520/.921 .879/.937 .841 108/1.355 14/6 16/4
21.LaRue G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· 6/.334 ··· ··· ··· 4/.000 ··· ··· 11/.182 25/.860 74/53 .246/.297/.319/.616 .749/.564 .529 13/.657 1/0 1/1
47.Ludwick G/S/vP ··· ··· 5/.650 4/1.000 9/.125 3/.666 ··· 1/.000 2/.000 ··· 2/2.000 1/.000 12/.555 384/276 .266/.329/.471/.800 .730/.827 .921 93/.739 4/1 18/1
12.Lugo G/S/vP 2/2.000 ··· ··· ··· 4/.500 1/.000 1/2.000 1/.000 4/.500 4/.250 1/.000 18/.722 9/.347 192/123 .314/.368/.453/.822 .713/.885 .955 69/1.000 4/0 2/8
4.Molina G/S/vP ··· ··· 9/.666 2/.000 3/.333 2/1.000 2/.000 2/.500 8/.125 ··· 2/.500 4/.000 10/.600 414/309 .290/.357/.377/.734 .674/.753 .653 83/.687 7/2 5/3
5.Pujols G/S/vP ··· ··· 13/.795 10/.311 9/1.524 4/1.167 3/1.000 1/2.000 10/.929 ··· 2/.500 5/1.000 19/.743 506/365 .326/.447/.684/1.130 1.211/1.099 1.080 107/.933 11/3 38/9
28.Rasmus* G/S/vP ··· ··· 3/.000 1/2.000 ··· 1/.000 3/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 375/292 .259/.314/.421/.734 .445/.816 .700 65/.501 1/1 12/5
13.Ryan G/S/vP ··· ··· 3/.667 ··· 5/.400 ··· 1/.000 ··· 2/1.500 ··· 1/no AB 1/4.000 6/1.267 280/174 .283/.324/.376/.700 .676/.712 .637 55/.752 9/6 1/6
55.Schumaker* G/S/vP ··· ··· 6/.533 3/.333 4/.000 2/.000 3/.000 ··· 2/2.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· 4/.250 436/347 .296/.359/.400/.759 .507/.823 .809 84/.760 2/2 4/7
22.Thurston* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 1/no AB ··· ··· ··· ··· 2/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 279/222 .229/.326/.338/.664 .689/.658 .568 17/.607 3/2 1/11
IP 51.1 149.2 52.2 136.0 13.1 88.1 44.2 58.0 49.2 68.1 63.0 162.2 TOTAL .262/.330/.420/.750 .674/.779 .753 .806 51/24 121/90
ERA-K/9 /0.0 2.28/8.2 3.73/8.6 3.25/13.3 2.91/9.4 4.05/10.8 4.08/6.4 4.23/6.2 3.57/4.8 1.99/8.1 2.77/5.4 3.71/6.7 3.43/6.8 3.63/7.5

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA / 218/.204 621/.235 210/.162 562/.201 59/.170 365/.250 191/.241 236/.222 204/.217 291/.268 277/.267 636/.239 .234
OPS .574 .667 .506 .596 .668 .672 .694 .689 .617 .670 .796 .685 .681
vs LHB (BF-OPS) / 94/.729 340/.680 107/.450 124/.500 26/.530 178/.658 80/.671 99/.650 64/.330 130/.698 126/.880 133/.396 .666
vs RHB (BF-OPS) / 124/.462 281/.651 103/.563 438/.624 33/.771 187/.685 111/.710 137/.714 140/.748 161/.648 151/.723 503/.761 .690
Home / 99/.520 306/.696 104/.236 297/.545 16/1.250 172/.683 95/.657 135/.579 102/.619 141/.747 158/.675 313/.716
Last 28d days / 12/.556 93/.576 40/.734 127/.603 32/.527 117/.635 63/.597 55/.799 47/.638 54/.984 62/.708 144/.645
HR/SB/CS // 2/6/1 10/5/7 4/4/1 5/5/4 2/0/0 8/9/0 4/1/1 6/5/1 3/3/0 3/5/2 6/7/2 18/6/2 90/67/27
Usage ··X·o·o· ········ ·X····o· ··X····· ·o··X·o· ·X····X· ·X··Xo·· X·o·o··o ·o··X·o· ·oX·X··X ····X··X X····X··
Dodgers Batters (4.92 RS/G) vs. Cardinals Pitchers (4.06 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 29.Carpenter
G/S/vB
41.Boggs
G/S/vB
31.Franklin
G/S/vB
53.Hawksworth
G/S/vB
26.Lohse
G/S/vB
46.McClellan
G/S/vB
43.Miller*
G/S/vB
60.Motte
G/S/vB
35.Pineiro
G/S/vB
36.Reyes*
G/S/vB
48.Thompson
G/S/vB
50.Wainwright
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
12.Ausmus G/S/vP 44/.384 ··· 3/1.000 ··· 17/.643 3/1.334 2/1.000 ··· 7/.572 10/.800 5/.400 13/.398 84/68 .320/.370/.413/.784 1.134/.700 .648 16/.750 1/0 1/0
23.Blake G/S/vP 5/.400 ··· 12/1.500 1/.000 44/.807 1/no AB 3/.666 1/2.000 22/1.226 14/1.100 2/2.500 4/.000 450/346 .284/.362/.472/.834 1.035/.776 .831 99/.835 3/4 13/8
14.Castro G/S/vP 4/.000 ··· 2/1.000 ··· ··· ··· 2/1.500 ··· 9/1.222 ··· 4/1.500 4/.000 97/79 .307/.347/.375/.722 .863/.689 .614 17/.250 0/0 1/2
16.Ethier* G/S/vP 8/.250 ··· 2/1.000 1/.000 9/.619 1/.000 4/.750 1/no AB 8/.125 2/.500 6/.833 14/.819 504/367 .275/.365/.507/.872 .648/.957 1.025 120/1.074 5/3 24/3
15.Furcal# G/S/vP 12/.523 ··· 4/.833 1/2.000 11/.910 2/1.500 5/.800 1/.000 8/1.000 5/1.850 5/1.200 13/1.230 493/381 .262/.333/.360/.692 .727/.682 .680 122/.767 6/5 6/14
13.Hudson# G/S/vP 7/.629 ··· 18/1.150 1/no AB 21/.783 2/.500 7/1.371 1/.000 10/.700 7/.310 5/.000 8/.000 497/375 .291/.360/.427/.787 .910/.748 .851 92/.717 7/1 8/5
27.Kemp G/S/vP 5/.650 ··· 4/1.000 2/1.000 9/.222 2/.500 1/3.000 1/.000 10/.500 ··· 3/.666 6/.900 483/373 .310/.373/.497/.869 1.115/.799 .802 109/.815 25/5 17/2
7.Loney* G/S/vP 5/.400 ··· 6/.334 2/.000 9/.555 1/.000 3/.333 ··· 6/.666 2/1.000 3/2.000 11/.909 482/376 .278/.349/.385/.734 .876/.694 .620 100/.716 6/2 7/4
5.Loretta G/S/vP 10/.856 1/2.000 17/.063 ··· 6/.533 2/.000 1/.000 1/.000 6/.334 11/.864 4/1.000 4/.000 164/125 .229/.317/.271/.588 .765/.536 .423 36/.469 0/0 0/0
55.Martin G/S/vP 8/.393 ··· 4/.500 2/.000 6/.666 4/.500 1/.000 ··· 9/.444 ··· 3/.666 13/1.510 437/338 .261/.365/.320/.685 .723/.673 .713 92/.690 9/6 3/5
9.Pierre* G/S/vP 27/.683 ··· 5/.800 1/.000 12/1.250 3/1.334 9/.750 1/2.000 4/.500 3/.666 5/.000 9/.347 334/241 .320/.377/.404/.781 .867/.750 .667 37/.782 23/9 0/1
99.Ramirez G/S/vP 32/.946 3/1.000 17/1.269 1/no AB 20/1.233 3/1.167 5/.933 1/3.000 38/1.288 3/3.333 1/.000 4/.250 270/225 .320/.437/.590/1.027 .791/1.076 1.066 100/.930 0/0 13/2
IP 130.2 33.1 46.0 23.2 92.1 49.0 32.2 42.1 155.0 27.1 66.2 172.0 TOTAL .276/.351/.411/.762 .813/.747 .752 .771 86/36 95/60
ERA-K/9 2.27/6.7 3.78/8.4 1.17/6.1 2.28/3.8 4.58/5.8 2.94/6.4 1.93/9.9 5.95/7.7 3.25/4.2 4.28/7.9 5.13/3.4 2.62/7.8 3.74/6.3

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 507/.229 157/.323 178/.187 86/.238 370/.257 215/.227 124/.189 188/.276 622/.269 122/.262 291/.285 723/.251 .262
OPS .595 .882 .489 .633 .741 .647 .587 .866 .667 .712 .799 .660 .717
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 238/.614 74/.998 80/.375 46/.717 168/.676 95/.523 81/.316 75/1.019 310/.662 76/.563 139/.834 325/.775 .734
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 269/.578 83/.780 98/.581 40/.539 202/.794 120/.745 43/1.100 113/.762 312/.672 46/.961 152/.767 398/.570 .702
Road 286/.608 57/.941 91/.707 46/.700 161/.896 115/.649 52/.604 85/.827 342/.739 64/.749 163/.844 321/.728
Last 28d days 159/.692 54/.983 45/.598 36/.501 110/.697 38/.765 25/.544 42/1.300 135/.744 23/.751 39/.791 142/.643
HR/SB/CS 7/1/3 1/3/1 2/0/0 2/0/0 10/2/1 3/0/0 4/0/1 9/0/1 5/0/2 2/3/2 7/2/1 13/8/4 96/30/19
Usage ····X··· ·····X·· ·X··X·X· X·····X· X·····X· ·o··o··o ooo·oo·o ·oX··X·o ·X·····X oo···o·· ·····o·· ··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.