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Game Preview: LAD @ STL, 7:10pm, Monday, July 27, 2009 @Busch Stadium III

Dodgers, 62-36, 1st, 8 up

SP: Randy Wolf (32, LHP, 5-4, 3.45)

2009 Gamelogs / 2009 Splits / vs. STL Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2009 (5-4) 128.0 110 52 49 35 95 17 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 2-2 41.0 36 16 16 11 29 6 3.51 54
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
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
Last 5 v.STL 2-2 32.1 29 17 9 5 22 1 2.51 55
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
2002-08-16 STL W 9.0 4 0 0 0 8 0 126 87
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   34-17   Road:   28-19   ExtrInn: 9-2 
 vsRHP:  44-25   vsLHP:  18-11   1-Run:  20-9 
 vsEast: 13-8    vsCntrl:10-7    vsWest: 30-12 IL: 9-9 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 98 Sun, Jul 26   FLA  L   6-8       62-36  1st  8.0 up
 97 Sat, Jul 25   FLA  W   4-3       62-35  1st  9.0 up
 96 Fri, Jul 24   FLA  L   3-6       61-35  1st  9.0 up
 95 Wed, Jul 22   CIN  W   6-2       61-34  1st  9.0 up
 94 Tue, Jul 21   CIN  W  12-3       60-34  1st  9.0 up
 93 Mon, Jul 20   CIN  W   7-5       59-34  1st  8.0 up
 92 Sun, Jul 19   HOU  W   4-3       58-34  1st  7.5 up
 91 Sat, Jul 18   HOU  W   5-2       57-34  1st  7.5 up
 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
 Last 10: 6-4    Last 20:13-7    Last 30:18-12
Cardinals, 53-48, 2nd, ½ GB, 2½ GB in WC

SP: Chris Carpenter (34, RHP, 8-3, 2.26)

2009 Gamelogs / 2009 Splits / vs. LAD Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2009 (8-3) 99.2 75 26 25 16 76 4 2.26
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 4-2 48.2 45 16 16 9 39 1 2.96 59
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
2009-07-05 @CIN W 7.0 5 1 1 1 5 0 104 67
2009-06-30 SFG L 5.0 11 6 6 1 5 0 80 25
2009-06-25 @NYM L 7.0 4 3 3 0 5 0 82 62
2009-06-20 @KCR W 7.2 3 1 1 2 6 0 105 73
Last 5 v.LAD 3-0 26.0 21 9 7 4 23 2 2.42 61
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:   26-21   Road:   27-27   ExtrInn: 2-3 
 vsRHP:  38-33   vsLHP:  15-15   1-Run:  11-11
 vsEast: 12-10   vsCntrl:25-22   vsWest:  7-10 IL: 9-6 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
101 Sun, Jul 26  @PHI  L   2-9       53-48  2nd  0.5 gb
100 Sat, Jul 25  @PHI  L   6-14      53-47  1st  0.5 up
 99 Fri, Jul 24  @PHI  W   8-1       53-46  1st  1.5 up
 98 Thu, Jul 23  @WSN  W   4-1  (7)  52-46  1st  1.5 up
 97 Wed, Jul 22  @HOU  L   3-4       51-46  1st  1.0 up
 96 Tue, Jul 21  @HOU  L   6-11      51-45  1st  2.0 up
 95 Mon, Jul 20  @HOU  L   2-3       51-44  1st  2.0 up
 94 Sun, Jul 19   ARI  W   2-1       51-43  1st  2.0 up
 93 Sat, Jul 18   ARI  L   2-4       50-43  1st  2.0 up
 92 Fri, Jul 17   ARI  W   6-1       50-42  1st  3.0 up
 Last 10: 4-6    Last 20:10-10   Last 30:14-16
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
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)
Sun, Aug 12, 2007 STL 12  LAD  2        W:Anthony Reyes (2-11), L: Mark Hendrickson (4-7), S: none
Sat, Aug 11, 2007 STL  6  LAD  1        W:Braden Looper (10-9), L: Derek Lowe (8-11), S: none
Fri, Aug 10, 2007 LAD  2 @STL  1        W:Joe Beimel (3-1), L: Adam Wainwright (10-9), S: Takashi Saito (29)
Wed, May 16, 2007 LAD  5  STL  4        W:Randy Wolf (5-3), L: Kip Wells (1-8), S: Takashi Saito (13)
Season Series: 2009 -  0-0; 2008 - STL won 4-2; 2007 - Tied 3-3; All-Time - STL leads 1058-1028

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  5.54

FLA  4.49

SDP  3.64

RA/G

SFG  3.75

FLA  4.63

WSN  5.49

BA

J. Mauer  .366

M. Scutaro  .289

R. Cedeno  .178

OBP

M. Ramirez  .462

N. Morgan  .363

J. Gerut  .223

SLG

A. Pujols  .698

N. McLouth  .466

N. Punto  .241

OPS

A. Pujols  1.145

L. Overbay  .827

J. Gerut  .528

ERA

Z. Greinke  2.04

J. Cueto  3.78

J. Geer  5.84

K/9IP

T. Lincecum  10.82

R. Wolf  6.68

N. Blackburn  3.68

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

Dodgers Batters (5.01 RS/G) vs. Cardinals Pitchers (4.20 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 29.Carpenter
G/S/vB
31.Franklin
G/S/vB
52.Kinney
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
37.Wellemeyer
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
12.Ausmus G/S/vP 44/.384 3/1.000 4/.500 15/.582 2/1.000 2/1.000 ··· 7/.572 10/.800 4/.500 13/.398 7/.572 68/58 .305/.369/.424/.793 1.000/.757 .917 12/1.545 1/0 1/0
23.Blake G/S/vP 2/.000 11/1.455 ··· 41/.742 1/no AB 2/1.000 ··· 19/1.111 12/.973 1/3.000 ··· ··· 371/283 .275/.356/.466/.821 1.086/.743 .840 90/.669 2/3 12/7
14.Castro G/S/vP 4/.000 2/1.000 ··· ··· ··· 2/1.500 ··· 9/1.222 ··· 4/1.500 4/.000 3/.000 85/68 .325/.369/.403/.772 .915/.734 .866 23/.591 0/0 1/2
33.DeWitt* G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 ··· 2/1.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 3/.000 2/.000 33/32 .129/.182/.226/.408 .000/.421 .610 12/.417 0/0 1/0
16.Ethier* G/S/vP 5/.000 2/1.000 1/.000 6/.733 1/.000 1/3.000 ··· 5/.000 ··· 6/.833 10/.844 3/.666 406/293 .269/.355/.507/.862 .660/.941 .666 92/.936 4/3 20/3
15.Furcal# G/S/vP 8/.250 2/.500 1/.000 8/1.250 ··· 5/.800 ··· 4/1.500 5/1.850 5/1.200 9/1.334 ··· 394/298 .258/.330/.360/.690 .719/.681 .706 98/.815 5/4 5/13
13.Hudson# G/S/vP 3/.000 16/1.300 1/no AB 18/.918 ··· 7/1.371 ··· 6/.833 7/.310 5/.000 4/.000 3/.666 422/308 .292/.356/.437/.793 .952/.736 .740 74/.722 6/0 7/5
27.Kemp G/S/vP 2/.000 2/2.000 ··· 7/.000 ··· 1/3.000 ··· 7/.715 ··· 2/.000 3/1.167 2/.000 394/297 .313/.381/.491/.872 1.077/.807 .947 83/.910 21/4 13/2
7.Loney* G/S/vP 2/.000 5/.000 ··· 6/.833 1/.000 2/.000 ··· 3/.000 ··· 2/3.000 7/.714 3/.000 402/307 .280/.353/.398/.751 .868/.714 .876 81/.830 6/2 7/3
5.Loretta G/S/vP 10/.856 15/.071 ··· 6/.533 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 6/.334 11/.864 4/1.000 4/.000 6/.000 130/98 .237/.331/.281/.611 .752/.567 .783 24/.297 0/0 0/0
55.Martin G/S/vP 5/.000 3/.666 2/1.500 6/.666 2/.000 1/.000 ··· 6/.666 ··· 3/.666 10/1.575 3/1.667 365/271 .259/.373/.311/.683 .718/.671 .700 76/.743 8/6 3/4
9.Pierre* G/S/vP 26/.711 5/.800 1/.000 12/1.250 2/1.000 9/.750 ··· 4/.500 3/.666 5/.000 9/.347 4/.500 304/216 .314/.371/.398/.769 .868/.731 .891 45/.605 23/9 0/1
99.Ramirez G/S/vP 28/.976 15/1.467 ··· 17/1.505 1/2.000 5/.933 ··· 34/1.391 3/3.333 1/.000 ··· 3/no AB 186/153 .336/.462/.651/1.113 .894/1.163 1.119 66/1.076 0/0 11/1
IP 99.2 36.0 12.1 72.1 43.0 25.2 36.1 128.1 23.1 60.0 143.1 110.1 TOTAL .274/.352/.413/.765 .820/.747 .785 .781 75/31 83/53
ERA-K/9 2.26/6.9 1.25/7.0 10.95/5.1 4.35/6.1 2.93/6.7 2.10/10.2 5.70/7.7 2.95/3.8 3.86/8.1 5.10/3.3 2.95/8.2 5.79/5.8 3.83/6.4

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 381/.209 139/.185 69/.375 305/.255 185/.212 103/.196 158/.261 510/.259 104/.258 262/.272 607/.247 475/.320 .256
OPS .556 .499 1.039 .746 .623 .594 .814 .640 .707 .786 .668 .877 .711
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 185/.536 64/.356 36/.716 145/.727 83/.507 66/.356 65/1.021 250/.613 66/.549 127/.809 268/.795 243/1.010 .722
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 196/.574 75/.619 33/1.384 160/.762 102/.717 37/1.026 93/.665 260/.665 38/.984 135/.765 339/.572 232/.744 .701
Home 129/.513 57/.179 34/.878 162/.673 82/.557 60/.653 77/.872 221/.571 47/.561 109/.763 313/.595 273/.820
Last 28d days 141/.692 27/.588 30/1.020 71/.844 32/.657 18/.364 38/1.046 106/.481 12/1.000 84/.844 158/.580 74/.919
HR/SB/CS 4/1/2 2/0/0 2/3/0 9/1/1 3/0/0 3/0/1 7/0/1 3/0/1 2/3/1 7/2/0 13/6/4 14/4/1 83/25/15
Usage ····X··· ····X··X ·X····X· ··X···o· ·X·····o ·Xo··o·· ··X····X ooo··o·· ·Xo····· ···X···· X····X··
Cardinals Batters (4.40 RS/G) vs. Dodgers Pitchers (3.89 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
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
29.Schmidt
G/S/vB
38.Troncoso
G/S/vB
49.Vargas
G/S/vB
36.Weaver
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
24.Ankiel* G/S/vP 3/.666 ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 3/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 268/199 .236/.291/.402/.693 .598/.727 .709 61/.672 2/3 7/3
7.DeRosa G/S/vP 33/.436 6/1.166 ··· ··· 3/.000 ··· ··· ··· 14/.869 ··· 8/.375 6/.533 356/278 .263/.335/.460/.796 1.061/.719 .796 38/.819 1/1 17/9
15.Holliday G/S/vP 15/.976 21/1.242 12/.349 9/.985 12/1.136 ··· ··· 7/.971 32/1.013 3/3.000 28/1.160 16/.813 410/285 .296/.385/.468/.853 .777/.883 .877 98/1.017 13/3 11/4
21.LaRue G/S/vP 25/.860 ··· ··· 6/.334 ··· ··· ··· 4/.000 4/.750 ··· 1/.000 10/.200 66/45 .246/.303/.328/.631 .749/.576 .667 14/.377 1/0 1/0
47.Ludwick G/S/vP 9/.777 2/.000 2/1.000 6/.167 ··· ··· ··· 2/.000 ··· 1/2.000 1/.000 ··· 315/229 .279/.343/.507/.850 .778/.877 .713 94/1.130 3/0 17/1
12.Lugo G/S/vP 5/.200 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 2/1.000 13/.237 ··· ··· 17/.686 133/89 .311/.371/.454/.825 .797/.839 .584 24/1.156 4/0 2/8
4.Molina G/S/vP 7/.857 6/.666 2/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 7/.143 ··· 1/.000 7/.286 3/.000 349/264 .285/.355/.379/.733 .714/.739 .838 81/.775 5/1 5/2
5.Pujols G/S/vP 16/.804 10/.929 8/.393 6/1.417 ··· ··· ··· 10/.929 22/.436 1/no AB 15/1.610 3/1.000 421/304 .325/.447/.698/1.145 1.126/1.152 1.296 95/1.052 10/3 34/8
28.Rasmus* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 324/250 .260/.310/.443/.753 .485/.831 .781 79/.771 1/0 11/4
13.Ryan G/S/vP 3/.333 ··· ··· 2/1.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 242/149 .274/.311/.363/.674 .686/.666 .682 83/.517 8/5 1/5
55.Schumaker* G/S/vP 4/.250 3/.666 2/.500 3/.000 ··· ··· ··· 2/2.000 ··· 1/.000 4/.750 ··· 374/298 .305/.364/.408/.771 .547/.829 .735 89/.821 2/2 3/7
19.Stavinoha G/S/vP 3/1.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 86/45 .220/.233/.354/.586 .714/.473 .600 20/.533 1/0 2/0
22.Thurston* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 268/213 .230/.328/.343/.672 .718/.661 .789 58/.531 3/2 1/10
IP 128.0 133.0 45.2 112.2 65.0 20.1 31.1 48.0 8.0 61.0 9.0 51.1 TOTAL .257/.327/.415/.742 .662/.772 .735 .744 45/18 103/78
ERA-K/9 3.45/6.7 3.72/8.5 2.76/14.4 2.96/8.8 4.57/6.6 3.98/8.4 5.17/5.8 3.00/4.9 7.88/3.4 1.92/5.6 1.00/6.0 3.86/6.7 3.57/7.5

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 519/.232 552/.243 179/.140 465/.203 273/.248 83/.181 140/.246 194/.205 23/.263 247/.248 27/.167 215/.283 .233
OPS .689 .689 .426 .606 .679 .664 .725 .613 .812 .627 .551 .821 .678
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 102/.306 307/.725 89/.345 99/.490 128/.699 48/.810 57/.701 76/.547 8/.393 108/.634 12/.833 101/.938 .672
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 417/.783 245/.643 90/.504 366/.638 145/.661 35/.462 83/.742 118/.653 15/1.050 139/.622 15/.343 114/.714 .682
Road 238/.678 270/.662 88/.681 213/.665 130/.694 35/.567 67/.714 80/.768 / 122/.536 7/.452 94/1.032
Last 28d days 126/.587 121/.798 41/.469 117/.494 104/.779 20/.744 32/.572 50/.208 23/.812 50/.688 27/.551 52/.892
HR/SB/CS 17/4/2 10/5/7 1/3/0 5/5/4 6/8/0 2/0/1 3/1/1 3/5/1 0/2/0 3/5/2 1/0/0 5/7/2 74/58/26
Usage ·····X·· ····X··· ·o··o·oo ··X····· ·X·····X ··o····· ··X···X· ·X··X··X X·····X· o·X···oo 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.