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Game Preview: CHC @ LAD, 10:10pm, Friday, August 21, 2009 @Dodger Stadium

Cubs, 61-58, 2nd, 7 GB, 6 GB in WC

SP: Randy Wells (26, RHP, 9-5, 3.01)

2009 Gamelogs / 2009 Splits / vs. LAD Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2009 (9-5) 113.2 109 41 38 27 71 9 3.01
2008 (0-0) 5.1 0 0 0 3 1 0 0.00
Last 7 GS 5-2 44.2 48 21 19 13 22 4 3.83 50
2009-08-14 PIT W 6.0 7 2 2 2 3 0 86 51
2009-08-09 @COL L 5.1 8 7 5 2 3 0 101 29
2009-08-03 @CIN W 7.1 6 1 1 2 5 1 106 65
2009-07-29 HOU W 8.0 6 0 0 2 1 0 110 69
2009-07-24 CIN W 6.0 7 3 3 1 5 1 88 50
2009-07-18 @WSN W 5.0 7 4 4 1 1 0 85 37
2009-07-12 STL L 7.0 7 4 4 3 4 2 100 48
Last 5 v.LAD 0-1 7.0 8 2 2 1 7 0 2.57 59
2009-05-28 LAD L 7.0 8 2 2 1 7 0 111 59
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   35-22   Road:   26-36   ExtrInn: 8-7 
 vsRHP:  48-45   vsLHP:  13-13   1-Run:  15-17
 vsEast: 11-12   vsCntrl:34-23   vsWest: 10-15 IL: 6-8 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/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
112 Wed, Aug 12   PHI  L   5-12      58-54  2nd  4.0 gb
111 Tue, Aug 11   PHI  L   3-4 (12)  58-53  2nd  3.0 gb
110 Mon, Aug 10  @COL  L   5-11      58-52  2nd  3.0 gb
 Last 10: 3-7    Last 20: 8-12   Last 30:15-15
Dodgers, 72-50, 1st, 3½ up

SP: Randy Wolf (32, LHP, 7-6, 3.43)

2009 Gamelogs / 2009 Splits / vs. CHC Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2009 (7-6) 162.2 143 66 62 43 123 19 3.43
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 3-3 48.0 42 19 18 10 38 4 3.38 57
2009-08-16 @ARI W 7.2 5 3 3 0 10 1 101 67
2009-08-11 @SFG W 8.0 3 1 1 1 3 0 103 74
2009-08-06 ATL ND 7.0 9 4 4 3 4 1 111 44
2009-08-01 @ATL L 6.0 9 4 3 2 7 0 97 45
2009-07-27 @STL L 6.0 7 2 2 2 4 0 98 52
2009-07-21 CIN W 7.1 4 2 2 1 4 1 115 65
2009-07-16 HOU L 6.0 5 3 3 1 6 1 94 55
Last 5 v.CHC 2-2 28.2 29 13 12 11 24 3 3.77 52
2009-05-28 @CHC W 7.0 6 1 1 1 7 1 109 67
2008-09-14 CHC L 2.2 6 5 4 1 2 1 60 29
2008-09-03 @CHC W 9.0 6 0 0 2 8 0 128 81
2008-05-12 @CHC L 4.0 8 7 7 5 2 1 95 15
2007-05-27 CHC ND 6.0 3 0 0 2 5 0 98 69
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   38-24   Road:   34-26   ExtrInn:10-7 
 vsRHP:  52-37   vsLHP:  20-13   1-Run:  21-16
 vsEast: 16-12   vsCntrl:14-14   vsWest: 33-15 IL: 9-9 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
122 Thu, Aug 20   CHC  W   7-2       72-50  1st  3.5 up
121 Wed, Aug 19   STL  L   2-3       71-50  1st  3.5 up
120 Tue, Aug 18   STL  W   7-3       71-49  1st  4.5 up
119 Mon, Aug 17   STL  L   2-3       70-49  1st  4.5 up
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
 Last 10: 5-5    Last 20: 9-11   Last 30:14-16
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Sun, May 31, 2009 LAD  8 @CHC  2        W:Eric Milton (2-0), L: Sean Marshall (3-4), S: none
Sat, May 30, 2009 CHC  7  LAD  0        W:Ryan Dempster (4-3), L: Eric Stults (4-2), S: none
Fri, May 29, 2009 CHC  2  LAD  1        W:Ted Lilly (6-4), L: Chad Billingsley (6-3), S: Kevin Gregg (8)
Thu, May 28, 2009 LAD  2 @CHC  1        W:Randy Wolf (3-1), L: Randy Wells (0-2), S: Ramon Troncoso (3)

Sun, Jun 08, 2008 CHC  3 @LAD  1        W:Jason Marquis (4-3), L: Brad Penny (5-8), S: Kerry Wood (18)
Sat, Jun 07, 2008 LAD  7  CHC  3        W:Derek Lowe (4-5), L: Carlos Zambrano (8-2), S: none
Fri, Jun 06, 2008 LAD  3  CHC  0        W:Hiroki Kuroda (3-5), L: Sean Gallagher (3-2), S: none
Thu, Jun 05, 2008 CHC  5 @LAD  4        W:Bobby Howry (2-2), L: Takashi Saito (3-2), S: Kerry Wood (17)
Wed, May 28, 2008 CHC  2  LAD  1 (10)   W:Bobby Howry (1-2), L: Chan Ho Park (1-1), S: none
Tue, May 27, 2008 CHC  3  LAD  1        W:Sean Gallagher (2-1), L: Hiroki Kuroda (2-4), S: Kerry Wood (12)
Season Series: 2009 - LAD leads 3-2; 2008 - CHC won 5-2; 2007 - LAD won 5-2; All-Time - LAD leads 1015-1014

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  5.78

DET  4.59

SDP  3.87

RA/G

SFG  3.68

PIT  4.65

BAL  5.40

BA

J. Mauer  .380

J. Fox  .292

A. Casilla  .180

OBP

J. Mauer  .448

O. Hudson  .363

R. Cedeno  .237

SLG

A. Pujols  .675

M. Diaz  .479

A. Casilla  .225

OPS

A. Pujols  1.119

N. Markakis  .840

A. Casilla  .493

ERA

C. Carpenter  2.27

D. Braden  3.89

F. Liriano  5.80

K/9IP

J. Verlander  10.47

A. Pettitte  6.90

N. Blackburn  3.74

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Cubs Batters (4.45 RS/G) vs. Dodgers Pitchers (3.89 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 43.Wolf*
G/S/vB
54.Belisario
G/S/vB
58.Billingsley
G/S/vB
51.Broxton
G/S/vB
37.Haeger
G/S/vB
22.Kershaw*
G/S/vB
56.Kuo*
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
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
28.Baker G/S/vP 2/.000 1/.000 3/1.667 3/.000 1/.000 9/1.556 2/.000 ··· 1/no AB ··· 2/1.000 ··· 104/61 .289/.337/.474/.811 .972/.697 .573 55/1.103 1/0 2/2
21.Bradley# G/S/vP 9/.722 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 6/.334 ··· 2/1.000 13/.846 374/274 .261/.395/.399/.795 .820/.783 .698 99/.940 2/3 9/3
17.Fontenot* G/S/vP 2/.000 1/.000 3/.666 2/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 2/.500 1/.000 ··· 4/1.500 352/300 .224/.293/.379/.671 .583/.687 .709 57/.643 2/1 9/6
5.Fox G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 1/2.000 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 2/1.000 ··· 165/117 .292/.345/.528/.873 .754/.923 .946 67/.767 0/0 8/3
1.Fukudome* G/S/vP 3/.667 ··· 10/1.050 2/1.500 ··· ··· ··· ··· 2/.000 1/.000 2/.500 ··· 434/382 .271/.387/.458/.846 .568/.882 .876 96/.964 6/8 11/2
27.Fuld* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 51/38 .318/.412/.432/.844 .462/.990 .681 29/.739 0/1 0/0
55.Hill# G/S/vP ··· ··· 3/2.667 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 2/.000 ··· ··· 6/1.100 205/165 .225/.300/.319/.619 .633/.615 .572 73/.727 0/0 2/3
25.Lee G/S/vP 44/.766 ··· 11/.717 7/.786 ··· ··· 3/.666 ··· 18/.466 1/.000 2/2.000 11/.273 457/359 .294/.376/.550/.927 .919/.926 .841 107/1.142 0/0 24/4
7.Miles# G/S/vP 3/.666 ··· 5/1.100 5/.450 ··· 3/.666 ··· ··· 6/1.867 ··· ··· 15/.933 152/120 .182/.220/.245/.465 .605/.426 .463 21/.245 3/0 0/2
16.Ramirez G/S/vP 23/.670 ··· 7/.286 5/2.000 ··· ··· 3/.666 ··· 13/.693 ··· ··· 16/.393 196/163 .324/.393/.557/.950 1.345/.876 .839 73/1.141 0/0 10/4
12.Soriano G/S/vP 23/.854 1/3.000 13/.558 5/1.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 11/.582 ··· 1/.000 7/1.571 495/389 .243/.303/.428/.731 .531/.784 .770 97/.689 8/2 19/9
18.Soto G/S/vP 12/.872 1/.000 5/.200 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 2/.000 1/2.000 2/2.000 2/no AB 292/219 .220/.329/.386/.715 .844/.674 .655 36/.588 1/0 9/3
2.Theriot G/S/vP 15/.481 1/.000 6/1.267 3/.000 ··· ··· 3/.666 ··· 5/1.200 1/2.000 1/.000 1/no AB 511/402 .300/.351/.409/.760 .912/.720 .696 110/.696 16/5 7/13
IP 162.2 53.0 155.2 56.0 7.0 139.2 15.1 47.1 60.0 51.0 69.1 68.1 TOTAL .254/.331/.415/.746 .736/.749 .711 .829 42/25 128/95
ERA-K/9 3.43/6.8 2.21/8.2 3.70/8.3 3.05/13.3 3.86/2.6 2.96/9.5 3.52/11.2 4.18/6.1 3.45/5.0 1.94/7.9 2.73/5.5 3.69/6.7 3.60/7.5

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 664/.236 221/.201 642/.232 223/.159 27/.192 582/.205 66/.167 204/.237 240/.217 210/.217 291/.268 277/.267 .232
OPS .679 .566 .658 .497 .645 .604 .660 .687 .676 .615 .670 .796 .676
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 147/.400 94/.729 346/.683 109/.441 6/1.167 126/.491 27/.507 80/.688 101/.635 65/.324 130/.698 126/.880 .664
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 517/.758 127/.450 296/.627 114/.550 21/.490 456/.636 39/.758 124/.685 139/.703 145/.746 161/.648 151/.723 .683
Home 313/.716 102/.503 327/.675 117/.246 27/.645 317/.563 23/1.023 108/.648 135/.579 108/.615 141/.747 158/.675
Last 28d days 145/.644 15/.433 90/.469 47/.737 27/.645 147/.633 39/.540 68/.618 53/.831 46/.535 51/1.051 62/.708
HR/SB/CS 19/6/2 2/6/1 10/5/7 4/6/1 2/0/0 5/5/4 2/0/0 4/1/1 6/5/1 3/3/0 3/5/2 6/7/2 93/69/27
Usage ····X··· oX····X· ··X····· ·XXo·X·· ···X···· ·X····X· ·o·o·o·· ·Xo··X·· X···X·o· ··X··o·· X····oX· X·······
Dodgers Batters (4.90 RS/G) vs. Cubs Pitchers (4.28 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 36.Wells
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
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
21.Abreu# G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 3/1.000 ··· 1/no AB ··· ··· ··· 2/.000 1/3.000 ··· 6/6 .200/.333/.200/.533 /.533 .533 6/.533 0/0 0/0
12.Ausmus G/S/vP ··· ··· 29/.656 11/1.386 7/.486 3/1.500 5/1.200 ··· 5/.000 6/.334 7/.971 12/.833 86/70 .312/.361/.403/.764 1.134/.679 .612 18/.667 1/0 1/0
23.Blake G/S/vP 3/.000 ··· ··· ··· 2/no AB 10/.200 ··· 10/.200 ··· 27/.724 ··· ··· 466/361 .279/.356/.468/.824 1.040/.764 .820 104/.834 3/4 14/9
14.Castro G/S/vP ··· ··· 7/.453 3/.000 2/.000 ··· ··· 2/2.000 7/1.071 5/.000 ··· 1/no AB 101/83 .304/.343/.370/.713 .863/.679 .614 16/.400 0/0 1/2
16.Ethier* G/S/vP 3/1.000 ··· 14/1.286 3/1.000 5/.800 8/.393 1/.000 ··· 4/.000 8/.000 3/.667 3/.333 522/382 .285/.374/.533/.907 .659/.999 1.055 125/1.142 5/3 25/3
15.Furcal# G/S/vP 3/1.167 ··· 38/.632 7/1.071 5/1.400 7/.971 4/3.000 ··· 21/.809 9/.611 5/.400 9/.958 506/394 .259/.328/.354/.682 .727/.669 .660 121/.685 6/5 6/15
13.Hudson# G/S/vP 3/.000 ··· 8/.125 10/.425 5/.200 4/.500 ··· 11/.364 6/.733 6/.334 8/.250 10/.856 513/390 .295/.363/.432/.795 .902/.762 .851 100/.812 7/1 8/5
27.Kemp G/S/vP 3/.666 ··· 8/.804 ··· 4/1.250 6/.533 2/1.000 ··· 5/1.400 6/1.500 2/.000 4/1.250 495/385 .309/.370/.494/.864 1.115/.795 .791 109/.769 25/5 17/2
7.Loney* G/S/vP 3/1.334 ··· 7/.286 ··· 4/.000 3/.333 ··· ··· 6/.334 6/.000 2/.000 3/1.667 498/391 .279/.351/.385/.737 .882/.697 .632 104/.656 7/2 7/4
5.Loretta G/S/vP ··· ··· 22/.880 5/1.400 4/.833 4/1.417 ··· ··· 11/1.455 22/.985 4/.500 7/.715 166/127 .226/.313/.267/.580 .765/.527 .418 36/.469 0/0 0/0
55.Martin G/S/vP 3/.666 ··· 12/.817 6/.900 4/.500 7/.286 3/.333 ··· 5/1.200 5/1.100 4/.750 5/1.100 450/350 .261/.362/.323/.685 .715/.676 .719 93/.661 9/6 4/7
9.Pierre* G/S/vP 4/1.000 ··· 17/.812 11/.282 9/.819 3/.000 3/.000 ··· 23/.590 12/.962 6/.733 3/.666 342/249 .318/.374/.403/.778 .867/.746 .669 39/.826 23/9 0/1
99.Ramirez G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/3.000 ··· 3/.333 3/.666 ··· 14/1.520 ··· 47/.959 ··· ··· 287/241 .305/.425/.559/.984 .773/1.027 1.001 110/.724 0/0 13/2
IP 113.2 7.1 136.2 27.1 54.1 57.1 54.0 118.0 55.1 129.0 56.1 73.1 TOTAL .276/.350/.413/.763 .813/.749 .749 .755 87/36 100/64
ERA-K/9 3.01/5.6 3.68/9.9 4.28/7.7 4.94/8.6 2.98/7.5 4.40/9.1 3.33/7.0 4.04/10.5 4.55/7.8 3.42/7.7 3.51/10.7 4.42/6.6 3.93/7.8

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 461/.256 27/.280 588/.267 95/.214 236/.230 247/.229 213/.195 500/.225 249/.256 522/.247 258/.163 320/.266 .246
OPS .660 .813 .774 .621 .676 .748 .615 .725 .769 .709 .612 .779 .727
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 195/.763 12/.788 285/.839 25/.633 70/.690 115/.585 91/.668 227/.742 106/.728 111/.698 119/.549 105/.683 .755
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 266/.584 15/.833 303/.713 70/.616 166/.670 132/.889 122/.575 273/.711 143/.798 411/.712 139/.666 215/.825 .708
Road 230/.628 24/.920 353/.786 66/.654 146/.723 128/.872 109/.631 257/.638 128/.721 280/.813 139/.605 127/.839
Last 28d days 136/.668 27/.813 136/.802 59/.684 39/.441 49/1.080 54/.660 118/.488 45/.812 21/.438 47/.598 50/1.107
HR/SB/CS 9/7/3 0/0/0 18/14/7 2/1/0 4/3/1 12/0/0 7/1/3 21/5/3 6/3/1 19/9/4 1/2/0 10/2/1 129/65/32
Usage ······X· X·····o· ··X····X X····X·· ···X··X· o··X·Xo· X·X··X·· ·X······ ·o······ ···X···· ···o·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.