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Game Preview: LAD @ STL, 8:15pm, Tuesday, July 28, 2009 @Busch Stadium III

Dodgers, 62-37, 1st, 8 up

SP: Chad Billingsley (24, RHP, 10-5, 3.72)

2009 Gamelogs / 2009 Splits / vs. STL Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2009 (10-5) 133.0 115 59 55 56 126 10 3.72
2008 (16-10) 200.2 188 76 70 80 201 14 3.14
2007 (12-5) 147.0 131 56 54 64 141 15 3.31
Last 7 GS 1-2 40.1 40 28 27 17 33 7 6.02 46
2009-07-22 CIN W 6.0 7 2 2 1 7 0 93 56
2009-07-17 HOU L 1.2 9 6 6 0 0 1 52 13
2009-07-10 @MIL ND 5.0 5 5 5 4 4 1 110 37
2009-07-05 @SDP ND 8.0 4 3 3 0 5 2 97 67
2009-06-30 COL L 7.2 5 3 3 3 11 1 118 65
2009-06-25 @CHW ND 6.0 4 5 5 4 3 2 107 43
2009-06-19 @LAA ND 6.0 6 4 3 5 3 0 112 44
Last 5 v.STL 0-1 15.0 18 7 6 10 11 2 3.60 47
2008-08-05 @STL ND 5.0 6 1 1 0 6 0 74 57
2006-07-23 STL L 5.0 6 6 5 5 1 2 99 29
2006-07-13 @STL ND 5.0 6 0 0 5 4 0 97 54
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   34-17   Road:   28-20   ExtrInn: 9-2 
 vsRHP:  44-26   vsLHP:  18-11   1-Run:  20-9 
 vsEast: 13-8    vsCntrl:10-8    vsWest: 30-12 IL: 9-9 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 99 Mon, Jul 27  @STL  L   1-6       62-37  1st  8.0 up
 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
 Last 10: 6-4    Last 20:12-8    Last 30:17-13
Cardinals, 54-48, 2nd, ½ GB, 1½ GB in WC

SP: Adam Wainwright (27, RHP, 11-6, 2.95)

2009 Gamelogs / 2009 Splits / vs. LAD Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2009 (11-6) 143.1 134 52 47 52 130 13 2.95
2008 (11-3) 132.0 122 51 47 34 91 12 3.20
2007 (14-12) 202.0 212 93 83 70 136 13 3.70
Last 7 GS 4-2 51.1 48 14 13 16 54 3 2.28 63
2009-07-23 @WSN W 6.0 8 1 1 1 7 0 94 58
2009-07-18 ARI L 7.0 5 2 2 3 8 1 114 64
2009-07-12 @CHC W 8.0 7 2 2 3 5 0 102 62
2009-07-07 @MIL W 8.1 7 0 0 2 9 0 121 76
2009-07-01 SFG ND 9.0 6 1 1 3 12 0 122 80
2009-06-26 MIN L 7.0 7 3 2 4 5 0 111 54
2009-06-21 @KCR W 6.0 8 5 5 0 8 2 90 44
Last 5 v.LAD 1-2 18.2 18 11 11 7 10 1 5.30 48
2008-05-23 @LAD W 7.0 5 1 1 2 5 0 89 66
2007-08-10 LAD L 9.0 6 2 2 1 5 1 121 71
2007-05-15 @LAD L 2.2 7 8 8 4 0 0 72 8
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   27-21   Road:   27-27   ExtrInn: 2-3 
 vsRHP:  38-33   vsLHP:  16-15   1-Run:  11-11
 vsEast: 12-10   vsCntrl:25-22   vsWest:  8-10 IL: 9-6 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
102 Mon, Jul 27   LAD  W   6-1       54-48  2nd  0.5 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
 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 - STL leads 1-0; 2008 - STL won 4-2; 2007 - Tied 3-3; All-Time - STL leads 1059-1028

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

NYY  5.54

FLA  4.53

SDP  3.63

RA/G

SFG  3.76

FLA  4.65

WSN  5.46

BA

J. Mauer  .363

K. Morales  .289

R. Cedeno  .174

OBP

M. Ramirez  .462

S. Schumaker  .362

R. Cedeno  .222

SLG

A. Pujols  .693

M. DeRosa  .470

N. Punto  .251

OPS

A. Pujols  1.138

M. Diaz  .826

R. Cedeno  .526

ERA

Z. Greinke  2.04

J. Lester  3.79

J. Geer  5.84

K/9IP

T. Lincecum  10.82

R. Wolf  6.68

J. Lannan  3.65

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

Dodgers Batters (4.97 RS/G) vs. Cardinals Pitchers (4.17 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 50.Wainwright
G/S/vB
29.Carpenter
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
37.Wellemeyer
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
12.Ausmus G/S/vP 13/.398 44/.384 3/1.000 ··· 15/.582 2/1.000 2/1.000 ··· 7/.572 10/.800 4/.500 7/.572 68/58 .305/.369/.424/.793 1.000/.757 .917 11/1.711 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 ··· 372/284 .274/.355/.464/.819 1.086/.740 .840 85/.670 2/3 12/8
14.Castro G/S/vP 4/.000 4/.000 2/1.000 ··· ··· ··· 2/1.500 ··· 9/1.222 ··· 4/1.500 3/.000 85/68 .325/.369/.403/.772 .915/.734 .866 23/.591 0/0 1/2
33.DeWitt* G/S/vP 3/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· 2/1.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 2/.000 34/33 .156/.206/.281/.487 .000/.502 .610 13/.615 0/0 1/0
16.Ethier* G/S/vP 10/.844 5/.000 2/1.000 ··· 6/.733 1/.000 1/3.000 ··· 5/.000 ··· 6/.833 3/.666 411/297 .272/.358/.507/.865 .654/.947 .666 91/.917 4/3 20/3
15.Furcal# G/S/vP 9/1.334 8/.250 2/.500 ··· 8/1.250 ··· 5/.800 ··· 4/1.500 5/1.850 5/1.200 ··· 399/303 .258/.331/.364/.695 .719/.688 .706 97/.876 5/4 5/13
13.Hudson# G/S/vP 4/.000 3/.000 16/1.300 ··· 18/.918 ··· 7/1.371 ··· 6/.833 7/.310 5/.000 3/.666 427/313 .294/.359/.440/.800 .952/.745 .740 73/.826 6/0 7/5
27.Kemp G/S/vP 3/1.167 2/.000 2/2.000 ··· 7/.000 ··· 1/3.000 ··· 7/.715 ··· 2/.000 2/.000 399/302 .314/.381/.490/.871 1.077/.807 .947 83/.936 21/4 13/2
7.Loney* G/S/vP 7/.714 2/.000 5/.000 ··· 6/.833 1/.000 2/.000 ··· 3/.000 ··· 2/3.000 3/.000 407/311 .285/.356/.403/.760 .881/.721 .876 81/.879 6/2 7/3
5.Loretta G/S/vP 4/.000 10/.856 15/.071 ··· 6/.533 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 6/.334 11/.864 4/1.000 6/.000 134/102 .233/.336/.276/.612 .752/.569 .783 27/.347 0/0 0/0
55.Martin G/S/vP 10/1.575 5/.000 3/.666 ··· 6/.666 2/.000 1/.000 ··· 6/.666 ··· 3/.666 3/1.667 369/275 .259/.371/.319/.691 .718/.681 .700 75/.781 8/6 3/4
9.Pierre* G/S/vP 9/.347 26/.711 5/.800 ··· 12/1.250 2/1.000 9/.750 ··· 4/.500 3/.666 5/.000 4/.500 308/220 .313/.370/.396/.765 .868/.726 .891 43/.506 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 143.1 106.2 37.1 14.0 72.1 43.0 26.1 36.1 128.1 23.1 60.0 110.1 TOTAL .275/.353/.415/.768 .820/.751 .785 .806 76/32 84/54
ERA-K/9 2.95/8.2 2.19/6.6 1.21/7.0 3.86/3.9 4.35/6.1 2.93/6.7 2.05/10.6 5.70/7.7 2.95/3.8 3.86/8.1 5.10/3.3 5.79/5.8 3.86/6.4

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 607/.247 381/.209 139/.185 58/.273 305/.255 185/.212 103/.196 158/.261 510/.259 105/.256 262/.272 504/.327 .258
OPS .668 .556 .499 .748 .746 .623 .594 .814 .640 .700 .786 .898 .715
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 268/.795 185/.536 64/.356 37/.768 145/.727 83/.507 66/.356 65/1.021 250/.613 67/.540 127/.809 266/1.040 .731
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 339/.572 196/.574 75/.619 21/.714 160/.762 102/.717 37/1.026 93/.665 260/.665 38/.984 135/.765 238/.745 .700
Home 313/.595 129/.513 57/.179 18/.807 162/.673 82/.557 60/.653 77/.872 221/.571 47/.561 109/.763 273/.820
Last 28d days 158/.580 141/.692 27/.588 26/.769 71/.844 32/.657 18/.364 38/1.046 106/.481 13/.917 59/.873 103/1.009
HR/SB/CS 13/6/4 4/1/2 2/0/0 2/0/0 9/1/1 3/0/0 3/0/1 7/0/1 3/0/1 2/3/1 7/2/0 17/4/1 87/25/15
Usage ····X··· X····X·· X····X·· ·X······ ··X····X o··X···o o·X····· ··Xo··o· ···X···· ·ooo··o· ··Xo···· ·X····X·
Cardinals Batters (4.41 RS/G) vs. Dodgers Pitchers (3.91 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 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
43.Wolf*
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
24.Ankiel* G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 3/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 3/.666 272/203 .236/.290/.404/.694 .598/.728 .709 62/.678 2/3 7/3
7.DeRosa G/S/vP 6/1.166 ··· ··· 3/.000 ··· ··· ··· 14/.869 ··· 8/.375 6/.533 33/.436 360/282 .266/.337/.470/.807 1.061/.735 .796 38/1.019 1/1 18/9
15.Holliday G/S/vP 21/1.242 12/.349 9/.985 12/1.136 ··· ··· 7/.971 32/1.013 3/3.000 28/1.160 16/.813 15/.976 414/289 .297/.386/.471/.857 .777/.889 .877 98/1.031 13/3 11/4
21.LaRue G/S/vP ··· ··· 6/.334 ··· ··· ··· 4/.000 4/.750 ··· 1/.000 10/.200 25/.860 69/48 .234/.290/.313/.602 .749/.539 .667 14/.377 1/0 1/0
47.Ludwick G/S/vP 2/.000 2/1.000 6/.167 ··· ··· ··· 2/.000 ··· 1/2.000 1/.000 ··· 9/.777 319/233 .275/.339/.500/.839 .778/.861 .713 95/1.118 3/0 17/1
12.Lugo G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 2/1.000 13/.237 ··· ··· 17/.686 5/.200 137/93 .317/.375/.463/.838 .797/.858 .584 28/1.169 4/0 2/8
4.Molina G/S/vP 6/.666 2/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 7/.143 ··· 1/.000 7/.286 3/.000 7/.857 349/264 .285/.355/.379/.733 .714/.739 .838 81/.775 5/1 5/2
5.Pujols G/S/vP 10/.929 8/.393 6/1.417 ··· ··· ··· 10/.929 22/.436 1/no AB 15/1.610 3/1.000 16/.804 425/308 .325/.445/.693/1.138 1.126/1.142 1.296 96/1.027 10/3 34/8
28.Rasmus* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 325/251 .259/.309/.441/.750 .485/.828 .781 80/.761 1/0 11/4
13.Ryan G/S/vP ··· ··· 2/1.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 3/.333 242/149 .274/.311/.363/.674 .686/.666 .682 80/.537 8/5 1/5
55.Schumaker* G/S/vP 3/.666 2/.500 3/.000 ··· ··· ··· 2/2.000 ··· 1/.000 4/.750 ··· 4/.250 378/302 .304/.362/.406/.768 .547/.824 .735 89/.844 2/2 3/7
19.Stavinoha G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 3/1.000 86/45 .220/.233/.354/.586 .714/.473 .600 20/.533 1/0 2/0
22.Thurston* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 269/214 .229/.327/.342/.669 .718/.658 .789 58/.531 3/2 1/10
IP 133.0 45.2 112.2 65.0 20.1 32.0 48.1 8.0 61.0 9.0 51.1 134.0 TOTAL .257/.326/.415/.741 .662/.771 .735 .762 45/18 104/79
ERA-K/9 3.72/8.5 2.76/14.4 2.96/8.8 4.57/6.6 4.43/8.4 5.34/5.6 2.98/4.8 7.88/3.4 1.92/5.6 1.00/6.0 3.86/6.7 3.43/6.6 3.60/7.5

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 552/.243 179/.140 465/.203 273/.248 83/.181 140/.246 194/.205 38/.323 251/.248 35/.161 231/.286 519/.232 .234
OPS .689 .426 .606 .679 .664 .725 .613 1.045 .629 .515 .835 .689 .682
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 307/.725 89/.345 99/.490 128/.699 48/.810 57/.701 76/.547 15/.500 109/.628 17/.782 108/.948 102/.306 .673
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 245/.643 90/.504 366/.638 145/.661 35/.462 83/.742 118/.653 23/1.395 142/.631 18/.284 123/.732 417/.783 .687
Road 270/.662 88/.681 213/.665 130/.694 35/.567 67/.714 80/.768 / 122/.536 7/.452 94/1.032 238/.678
Last 28d days 121/.798 38/.509 117/.494 104/.779 17/.886 29/.636 47/.222 38/1.045 50/.725 35/.515 63/.922 103/.588
HR/SB/CS 10/5/7 1/3/0 5/5/4 6/8/0 2/0/1 3/1/1 3/5/1 1/2/0 3/5/2 1/0/0 5/7/2 17/4/2 75/58/26
Usage ·····X·· ··o··o·o ···X···· ··X····· o··o···· X··X···X o·X··X·· ·X·····X ·o·X···o ·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.