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Game Preview: STL @ LAD, 9:37pm, Wednesday, October 7, 2009 @Dodger Stadium

Cardinals, 91-71, 91-711st, 7½ up

SP: Chris Carpenter (34, RHP, 17-4, 2.24)

2009 Gamelogs / 2009 Splits / vs. LAD Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2009 (17-4) 192.2 156 49 48 38 144 7 2.24
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 3-1 47.0 39 13 13 15 33 0 2.49 60
2009-10-01 @CIN W 5.0 3 0 0 1 6 0 90 66
2009-09-25 @COL ND 7.0 5 1 1 3 2 0 101 62
2009-09-19 CHC ND 8.0 8 0 0 2 4 0 101 68
2009-09-13 ATL L 6.0 9 7 7 2 3 0 95 27
2009-09-07 @MIL W 9.0 1 0 0 2 10 0 99 93
2009-09-02 MIL W 6.0 8 3 3 3 4 0 102 45
2009-08-27 HOU ND 6.0 5 2 2 2 4 0 98 56
Last 5 v.LAD 4-0 36.0 27 6 5 6 27 1 1.25 67
2009-08-17 @LAD W 8.0 5 2 2 1 8 0 110 71
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
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   46-35   Road:   45-36   ExtrInn: 5-6 
 vsRHP:  63-50   vsLHP:  28-21   1-Run:  24-21
 vsEast: 17-16   vsCntrl:46-34   vsWest: 19-15 IL: 9-6 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
162 Sun, Oct  4   MIL  L   7-9 (10)  91-71  1st  7.5 up
161 Sat, Oct  3   MIL  L   4-5       91-70  1st  7.5 up
160 Fri, Oct  2   MIL  L   6-12      91-69  1st  8.5 up
159 Thu, Oct  1  @CIN  W  13-0       91-68  1st  8.5 up
158 Wed, Sep 30  @CIN  L   1-6       90-68  1st  8.0 up
157 Tue, Sep 29  @CIN  L   2-7       90-67  1st  7.5 up
156 Sun, Sep 27  @COL  L   3-4       90-66  1st  8.5 up
155 Sat, Sep 26  @COL  W   6-3       90-65  1st  8.5 up
154 Fri, Sep 25  @COL  L   1-2       89-65  1st  8.5 up
153 Wed, Sep 23  @HOU  L   0-3       89-64  1st 10.0 up
 Last 10: 2-8    Last 20: 7-13   Last 30:14-16
Dodgers, 95-67, 95-671st, 3 up

SP: Randy Wolf (32, LHP, 11-7, 3.23)

2009 Gamelogs / 2009 Splits / vs. STL Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2009 (11-7) 214.1 178 81 77 58 160 24 3.23
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 3-1 44.2 34 14 14 13 32 5 2.82 59
2009-10-02 COL L 5.0 5 2 2 4 2 0 91 47
2009-09-26 @PIT ND 6.1 4 2 2 1 5 1 83 61
2009-09-20 SFG W 6.0 5 2 2 2 3 2 85 55
2009-09-15 PIT ND 7.0 5 3 3 2 5 1 95 58
2009-09-05 SDP W 7.0 4 2 2 0 5 0 104 66
2009-08-31 ARI ND 6.0 6 2 2 2 7 0 102 57
2009-08-26 @COL W 7.1 5 1 1 2 5 1 109 67
Last 5 v.STL 1-3 29.1 32 19 11 7 18 1 3.38 48
2009-07-27 @STL L 6.0 7 2 2 2 4 0 98 52
2008-08-29 STL ND 6.0 3 2 1 1 1 0 93 60
2008-07-19 @STL L 5.2 8 6 4 2 4 0 98 35
2007-05-16 STL W 5.0 6 3 2 1 7 0 89 51
2004-05-06 STL L 6.2 8 6 2 1 2 1 97 43
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   50-31   Road:   45-36   ExtrInn:12-9 
 vsRHP:  68-47   vsLHP:  27-20   1-Run:  28-22
 vsEast: 18-13   vsCntrl:22-19   vsWest: 46-26 IL: 9-9 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
162 Sun, Oct  4   COL  W   5-3       95-67  1st  3.0 up
161 Sat, Oct  3   COL  W   5-0       94-67  1st  2.0 up
160 Fri, Oct  2   COL  L   3-4       93-67  1st  1.0 up
159 Wed, Sep 30  @SDP  L   0-5       93-66  1st  2.5 up
158 Tue, Sep 29  @SDP  L   1-3       93-65  1st  3.5 up
157 Mon, Sep 28  @PIT  L   1-11      93-64  1st  4.5 up
156 Sun, Sep 27  @PIT  L   5-6       93-63  1st  5.0 up
155 Sat, Sep 26  @PIT  W   8-4       93-62  1st  6.0 up
154 Fri, Sep 25  @PIT  L   1-3       92-62  1st  5.0 up
153 Thu, Sep 24  @WSN  W   7-6       92-61  1st  6.0 up
 Last 10: 4-6    Last 20:11-9    Last 30:17-13
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Wed, Aug 19, 2009 STL  3 @LAD  2        W:Kyle McClellan (4-2), L: Jonathan Broxton (7-1), S: Ryan Franklin (31)
Tue, Aug 18, 2009 LAD  7  STL  3        W:Chad Billingsley (12-6), L: Mitchell Boggs (1-2), S: Jonathan Broxton (26)
Mon, Aug 17, 2009 STL  3 @LAD  2        W:Chris Carpenter (13-3), L: Charlie Haeger (0-1), S: Ryan Franklin (30)
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
Season Series: 2009 - STL leads 5-2; 2008 - STL won 4-2; 2007 - Tied 3-3; All-Time - STL leads 1063-1030

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  5.65

DET  4.56

SDP  3.94

RA/G

SFG  3.77

NYM  4.67

BAL  5.41

BA

J. Mauer  .365

G. Parra  .290

A. Miles  .185

OBP

J. Mauer  .444

S. Schumaker  .364

A. Miles  .224

SLG

A. Pujols  .658

J. Thome  .481

A. Miles  .242

OPS

A. Pujols  1.101

B. McCann  .834

A. Miles  .466

ERA

Z. Greinke  2.16

J. Niemann  3.94

L. Hernandez  5.44

K/9IP

T. Lincecum  10.43

J. Cueto  6.94

J. Lannan  3.88

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Cardinals Batters (4.51 RS/G) vs. Dodgers Pitchers (3.77 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 43.Wolf*
G/S/vB
54.Belisario
G/S/vB
51.Broxton
G/S/vB
21.Garland
G/S/vB
56.Kuo*
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
24.Ankiel* G/S/vP 6/.666 ··· 3/.000 ··· 1/.000 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 404/306 .231/.285/.387/.672 .563/.708 .691 39/.588 4/3 11/5
7.DeRosa G/S/vP 36/.432 1/.000 2/.000 5/.400 1/.000 3/.333 1/2.000 8/.393 576/438 .250/.319/.433/.752 .928/.695 .804 74/.562 3/2 23/9
8.Glaus G/S/vP 9/.619 ··· 3/.000 27/.861 4/.250 1/.000 2/.500 38/.217 32/28 .172/.250/.241/.491 .250/.519 .523 15/.497 0/0 0/1
15.Holliday G/S/vP 18/1.077 1/.000 16/.402 3/1.167 5/.650 ··· 4/2.667 17/.765 670/485 .313/.394/.514/.908 .807/.943 .830 85/.780 14/7 24/5
21.LaRue G/S/vP 25/.860 ··· ··· 3/.333 ··· 1/.000 ··· 11/.182 112/83 .240/.288/.327/.615 .607/.618 .673 28/.681 1/0 2/1
47.Ludwick G/S/vP 12/.555 1/.000 7/.762 6/.533 3/.666 ··· 2/2.000 1/.000 542/393 .265/.329/.447/.775 .742/.787 .885 73/.606 4/2 22/1
12.Lugo G/S/vP 9/.347 ··· ··· 13/.606 3/.000 5/.200 1/.000 18/.722 293/180 .280/.352/.405/.756 .748/.761 .770 52/.574 9/0 3/11
4.Molina G/S/vP 10/.600 1/.000 2/.000 5/2.000 2/1.000 ··· 2/.500 4/.000 544/408 .293/.366/.383/.749 .717/.759 .688 50/.879 9/3 6/5
5.Pujols G/S/vP 19/.743 ··· 12/.350 9/1.333 5/.900 ··· 2/.500 5/1.000 700/515 .327/.443/.658/1.101 1.161/1.080 1.093 94/.804 16/4 47/13
28.Rasmus* G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/2.000 6/.500 2/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 520/405 .251/.307/.407/.714 .474/.783 .687 77/.606 3/1 16/6
13.Ryan G/S/vP 6/1.267 ··· ··· 2/.000 2/2.000 1/no AB 1/no AB 1/4.000 429/280 .292/.340/.399/.739 .664/.778 .711 60/.836 14/7 3/9
55.Schumaker* G/S/vP 4/.250 ··· 3/.333 6/.833 2/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· 586/477 .303/.364/.393/.757 .518/.812 .766 78/.809 2/2 4/10
22.Thurston* G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/no AB 5/.650 ··· ··· ··· ··· 308/249 .224/.315/.328/.643 .675/.639 .553 18/.572 4/2 1/12
IP 214.1 70.2 76.0 204.0 30.0 69.0 82.2 79.0 TOTAL .263/.332/.415/.747 .674/.773 .754 .706 75/31 160/113
ERA-K/9 3.23/6.7 2.04/8.1 2.61/13.5 4.01/4.8 3.00/9.6 1.70/8.0 2.72/6.0 3.65/7.3 3.41/7.8

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 862/.227 299/.201 300/.165 882/.282 124/.198 282/.209 357/.268 355/.281 .233
OPS .660 .580 .479 .773 .599 .588 .675 .799 .673
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 185/.417 122/.720 148/.414 447/.749 40/.524 86/.342 157/.751 154/.888 .669
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 677/.727 177/.486 152/.541 435/.797 84/.634 196/.696 200/.616 201/.732 .676
Home 460/.676 136/.538 158/.247 427/.777 47/.604 146/.556 174/.762 195/.681
Last 28d days 98/.724 41/.742 31/.331 102/.697 28/.426 31/.331 35/.791 29/.906
HR/SB/CS 24/7/5 4/6/1 4/7/1 23/8/2 2/2/0 4/5/0 3/5/2 7/9/2 127/89/39
Usage ····X··· ··o·X··o ···oX··· ······X· ···o···X ···oo··· ··X·X··· ······X·
Dodgers Batters (4.81 RS/G) vs. Cardinals Pitchers (3.95 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
36.Reyes*
G/S/vB
30.Smoltz
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
12.Ausmus G/S/vP 46/.367 ··· 3/1.000 ··· 17/.643 3/1.334 2/1.000 ··· 10/.800 23/.478 107/76 .295/.343/.368/.712 .655/.735 .588 8/.929 1/0 1/0
3.Belliard G/S/vP 3/.000 ··· 18/.572 ··· 34/.692 1/2.000 4/.833 1/.000 11/1.436 17/.352 287/207 .275/.325/.449/.774 .841/.749 .827 47/1.161 3/0 10/6
23.Blake G/S/vP 8/.268 3/.666 14/1.275 1/.000 44/.807 1/no AB 3/.666 1/2.000 14/1.100 4/.500 565/436 .280/.363/.468/.832 1.005/.783 .811 47/1.057 3/4 18/10
14.Castro G/S/vP 4/.000 ··· 2/1.000 ··· ··· ··· 2/1.500 ··· ··· 4/.583 121/95 .277/.311/.339/.650 .669/.644 .537 15/.267 0/0 1/3
16.Ethier* G/S/vP 11/.455 3/3.000 2/1.000 2/1.500 9/.619 1/.000 5/.600 1/no AB 3/.667 3/.500 685/498 .272/.361/.508/.869 .629/.960 1.013 81/.706 6/4 31/7
15.Furcal# G/S/vP 16/.517 3/.666 4/.833 2/1.000 11/.910 3/1.000 5/.800 1/.000 5/1.850 10/.633 680/518 .269/.335/.375/.711 .815/.679 .675 84/.937 12/6 9/20
13.Hudson# G/S/vP 11/.384 2/2.000 18/1.150 1/no AB 21/.783 3/.667 7/1.371 2/1.000 7/.310 10/1.389 631/469 .283/.357/.417/.774 .854/.747 .807 54/.770 8/1 9/8
27.Kemp G/S/vP 8/.804 ··· 4/1.000 2/1.000 9/.222 3/.333 1/3.000 1/.000 ··· 3/1.666 667/513 .297/.352/.490/.842 1.045/.782 .791 88/.715 34/8 26/2
7.Loney* G/S/vP 8/.500 2/.500 7/.286 2/.000 9/.555 1/.000 3/.333 1/2.000 2/1.000 6/.533 652/507 .281/.357/.399/.756 .779/.750 .640 81/.792 7/3 13/7
5.Loretta G/S/vP 10/.856 1/2.000 17/.063 1/.000 6/.533 2/.000 1/.000 1/.000 11/.864 15/.690 204/138 .232/.309/.276/.585 .709/.529 .441 16/.779 1/1 0/2
55.Martin G/S/vP 9/.393 2/1.500 4/.500 2/.000 6/.666 4/.500 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 6/1.500 588/462 .250/.352/.329/.680 .756/.660 .703 71/.745 11/6 7/7
9.Pierre* G/S/vP 28/.733 3/.000 5/.800 2/1.500 12/1.250 3/1.334 9/.750 1/2.000 3/.666 34/.531 425/305 .308/.365/.392/.757 .814/.736 .688 46/.639 30/12 0/1
99.Ramirez G/S/vP 35/.904 6/1.100 19/1.118 2/.500 20/1.233 3/1.167 5/.933 1/3.000 3/3.333 8/1.089 431/344 .290/.418/.531/.949 .893/.963 .898 69/.747 0/1 19/4
25.Thome* G/S/vP 28/1.101 ··· 1/no AB ··· 12/1.200 ··· 6/1.100 ··· 13/1.362 13/.763 434/329 .249/.366/.481/.847 .743/.881 .890 14/.429 0/0 23/
IP 192.2 58.0 61.0 40.0 117.2 66.2 43.2 56.2 41.0 78.0 TOTAL .270/.346/.412/.758 .786/.748 .742 .759 116/48 145/97
ERA-K/9 2.24/6.7 4.19/7.1 1.92/6.5 2.03/4.5 4.74/5.9 3.38/6.9 2.06/9.5 4.76/8.6 3.29/7.2 6.35/8.4 3.66/6.6

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 750/.226 268/.311 250/.220 160/.209 512/.269 288/.229 173/.197 244/.264 180/.233 344/.299 .258
OPS .581 .856 .592 .612 .772 .639 .589 .804 .657 .830 .705
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 356/.616 120/1.096 114/.553 76/.724 247/.739 125/.554 107/.398 95/.987 108/.517 178/.973 .743
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 394/.550 148/.667 136/.621 84/.513 265/.800 163/.704 66/.889 149/.686 72/.874 166/.680 .672
Road 415/.553 109/.848 121/.706 81/.706 228/.855 145/.574 79/.636 112/.776 92/.664 197/.896
Last 28d days 106/.648 36/.759 33/.995 30/.528 94/.835 36/.581 23/.681 23/.445 27/.610 73/.776
HR/SB/CS 7/2/4 3/3/2 2/1/1 2/0/1 16/4/1 4/0/0 5/1/1 10/0/1 2/4/3 11/3/1 123/44/28
Usage ·····X·· ··X·X··o ···X···· ···X·X·· ···X···· ··o·Xo·· ··o·oo·· ····XX·· ··o·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.