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Game Preview: LAD @ STL, 8:15pm, Wednesday, July 29, 2009 @Busch Stadium III

Dodgers, 62-38, 1st, 8 up

SP: Clayton Kershaw (21, LHP, 8-5, 2.96)

2009 Gamelogs / 2009 Splits / vs. STL Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2009 (8-5) 112.2 79 38 37 63 110 5 2.96
2008 (5-5) 107.2 109 51 51 52 100 11 4.26
Last 7 GS 5-0 43.0 26 6 5 21 40 0 1.05 65
2009-07-24 FLA ND 6.0 9 3 2 3 6 0 106 47
2009-07-18 HOU W 7.0 2 0 0 1 5 0 103 77
2009-07-12 @MIL W 6.0 2 1 1 5 4 0 103 63
2009-07-07 @NYM W 6.0 3 0 0 2 7 0 101 71
2009-07-01 COL ND 5.0 1 0 0 5 5 0 97 65
2009-06-26 SEA W 6.0 5 2 2 1 8 0 96 61
2009-06-21 @LAA W 7.0 4 0 0 4 5 0 107 70
Last 5 v.STL 1-0 13.0 8 3 3 5 14 0 2.08 65
2008-08-07 @STL W 7.0 3 1 1 4 7 0 108 70
2008-05-25 STL ND 6.0 5 2 2 1 7 0 102 60
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   34-17   Road:   28-21   ExtrInn: 9-2 
 vsRHP:  44-27   vsLHP:  18-11   1-Run:  20-9 
 vsEast: 13-8    vsCntrl:10-9    vsWest: 30-12 IL: 9-9 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
100 Tue, Jul 28  @STL  L   0-10      62-38  1st  8.0 up
 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
 Last 10: 6-4    Last 20:11-9    Last 30:16-14
Cardinals, 55-48, 1st, ½ up

SP: Joel Pineiro (30, RHP, 9-9, 2.95)

2009 Gamelogs / 2009 Splits / vs. LAD Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2009 (9-9) 128.1 125 52 42 13 54 3 2.95
2008 (7-7) 148.2 180 89 85 35 81 22 5.15
2007 (7-5) 97.2 110 49 47 26 60 14 4.33
Last 7 GS 4-2 51.2 35 14 8 2 19 1 1.39 65
2009-07-24 @PHI W 6.0 4 0 0 1 3 0 97 66
2009-07-19 ARI W 7.0 5 1 1 0 3 0 93 66
2009-07-09 @MIL W 9.0 3 1 1 0 5 0 100 82
2009-07-03 @CIN ND 7.0 8 3 2 0 1 0 81 52
2009-06-28 MIN L 6.2 8 5 3 0 2 1 92 44
2009-06-23 @NYM W 9.0 2 0 0 1 1 0 100 83
2009-06-18 DET L 7.0 5 4 1 0 4 0 83 61
Last 5 v.LAD 2-0 13.1 18 8 7 1 6 1 4.72 45
2008-08-06 LAD W 7.0 8 4 4 0 2 1 78 47
2006-06-20 @LAD W 6.1 10 4 3 1 4 0 102 42
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   28-21   Road:   27-27   ExtrInn: 2-3 
 vsRHP:  39-33   vsLHP:  16-15   1-Run:  11-11
 vsEast: 12-10   vsCntrl:25-22   vsWest:  9-10 IL: 9-6 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
103 Tue, Jul 28   LAD  W  10-0       55-48  1st  0.5 up
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
 Last 10: 5-5    Last 20:11-9    Last 30:15-15
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
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)
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
Season Series: 2009 - STL leads 2-0; 2008 - STL won 4-2; 2007 - Tied 3-3; All-Time - STL leads 1060-1028

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  5.56

FLA  4.52

SDP  3.62

RA/G

SFG  3.72

NYM  4.60

WSN  5.44

BA

I. Suzuki  .366

S. Hairston  .290

A. Casilla  .161

OBP

M. Ramirez  .451

C. McGehee  .364

R. Cedeno  .213

SLG

A. Pujols  .682

B. Butler  .470

A. Casilla  .195

OPS

A. Pujols  1.126

R. Zimmerman  .827

A. Casilla  .451

ERA

Z. Greinke  2.04

C. Sabathia  3.83

J. Geer  5.96

K/9IP

T. Lincecum  11.08

R. Wolf  6.65

J. Lannan  3.65

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Dodgers Batters (4.92 RS/G) vs. Cardinals Pitchers (4.13 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 35.Pineiro
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
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 7/.572 44/.384 3/1.000 ··· 15/.582 2/1.000 2/1.000 ··· 10/.800 4/.500 13/.398 7/.572 68/58 .305/.369/.424/.793 1.000/.757 .917 8/1.905 1/0 1/0
23.Blake G/S/vP 19/1.111 5/.400 11/1.455 ··· 41/.742 1/no AB 3/.666 ··· 12/.973 1/3.000 4/.000 ··· 380/291 .271/.350/.456/.806 1.072/.729 .814 89/.661 2/3 12/8
14.Castro G/S/vP 9/1.222 4/.000 2/1.000 ··· ··· ··· 2/1.500 ··· ··· 4/1.500 4/.000 3/.000 85/68 .325/.369/.403/.772 .915/.734 .866 17/.647 0/0 1/2
16.Ethier* G/S/vP 5/.000 8/.250 2/1.000 ··· 6/.733 1/.000 2/1.500 ··· ··· 6/.833 14/.819 3/.666 419/304 .271/.356/.504/.860 .648/.942 .665 93/.953 4/3 20/3
15.Furcal# G/S/vP 4/1.500 12/.523 3/1.167 ··· 8/1.250 ··· 5/.800 ··· 5/1.850 5/1.200 13/1.230 ··· 408/312 .266/.336/.370/.706 .719/.702 .727 101/.928 6/4 5/13
13.Hudson# G/S/vP 6/.833 7/.629 17/1.221 ··· 18/.918 ··· 7/1.371 ··· 7/.310 5/.000 8/.000 3/.666 436/322 .292/.359/.435/.794 .952/.739 .731 79/.825 6/0 7/5
27.Kemp G/S/vP 7/.715 5/.650 3/1.167 ··· 7/.000 ··· 1/3.000 1/.000 ··· 2/.000 6/.900 2/.000 407/310 .313/.381/.486/.867 1.077/.804 .936 85/.981 21/4 13/2
7.Loney* G/S/vP 3/.000 5/.400 5/.000 ··· 6/.833 1/.000 3/.333 ··· ··· 2/3.000 11/.909 3/.000 415/318 .287/.359/.407/.766 .887/.728 .884 83/.901 6/2 7/3
5.Loretta G/S/vP 6/.334 10/.856 16/.067 ··· 6/.533 1/.000 1/.000 1/.000 11/.864 4/1.000 4/.000 6/.000 136/104 .229/.331/.271/.602 .752/.558 .760 25/.376 0/0 0/0
55.Martin G/S/vP 6/.666 8/.393 3/.666 ··· 6/.666 3/.666 1/.000 ··· ··· 3/.666 13/1.510 3/1.667 376/282 .266/.378/.326/.704 .718/.699 .724 81/.842 8/6 3/4
9.Pierre* G/S/vP 4/.500 27/.683 5/.800 ··· 12/1.250 2/1.000 9/.750 1/2.000 3/.666 5/.000 9/.347 4/.500 310/222 .314/.370/.396/.767 .868/.729 .893 37/.592 23/9 0/1
99.Ramirez G/S/vP 34/1.391 32/.946 16/1.361 ··· 17/1.505 1/2.000 5/.933 ··· 3/3.333 1/.000 4/.250 3/no AB 195/162 .325/.451/.631/1.082 .894/1.122 1.064 75/1.002 0/0 11/1
IP 128.1 106.2 37.1 14.0 72.1 43.0 26.1 37.1 23.1 60.0 151.1 110.1 TOTAL .276/.353/.414/.767 .819/.750 .781 .835 77/32 84/55
ERA-K/9 2.95/3.8 2.19/6.6 1.21/7.0 3.86/3.9 4.35/6.1 2.93/6.7 2.05/10.6 5.54/7.5 3.86/8.1 5.10/3.3 2.80/8.0 5.79/5.8 3.80/6.4

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 510/.259 411/.220 144/.185 58/.273 305/.255 186/.217 106/.191 161/.262 105/.256 262/.272 640/.247 504/.327 .258
OPS .640 .577 .495 .748 .746 .631 .589 .811 .700 .786 .664 .898 .715
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 250/.613 202/.558 66/.376 37/.768 145/.727 83/.507 68/.363 66/1.036 67/.540 127/.809 284/.792 266/1.040 .733
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 260/.665 209/.595 78/.594 21/.714 160/.762 103/.731 38/.997 95/.650 38/.984 135/.765 356/.565 238/.745 .698
Home 221/.571 159/.574 62/.198 18/.807 162/.673 83/.575 63/.642 80/.864 47/.561 109/.763 346/.594 273/.820
Last 28d days 106/.481 145/.662 29/.618 26/.769 71/.844 29/.691 18/.435 37/1.078 13/.917 59/.873 155/.606 103/1.009
HR/SB/CS 3/0/1 4/1/2 2/0/0 2/0/0 9/1/1 3/0/0 3/0/1 7/0/1 2/3/1 7/2/0 13/7/4 17/4/1 87/26/15
Usage ····X··· ·X····X· ·X····X· ··X····· ···X···· ·o··X··· ·o·X···· o··Xo··o ··ooo··o ···Xo··· X····X·· ··X····X
Cardinals Batters (4.47 RS/G) vs. Dodgers Pitchers (3.97 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 22.Kershaw*
G/S/vB
58.Billingsley
G/S/vB
51.Broxton
G/S/vB
56.Kuo*
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 ··· ··· 1/2.000 ··· 3/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 6/.666 276/203 .240/.293/.406/.699 .621/.728 .719 62/.721 2/3 7/3
7.DeRosa G/S/vP ··· 9/.778 ··· 1/.000 3/.000 1/5.000 1/5.000 ··· 14/.869 ··· 9/.333 6/.533 36/.432 370/287 .265/.336/.482/.818 1.079/.741 .819 46/1.104 1/1 19/9
15.Holliday G/S/vP 9/.985 24/1.236 12/.349 4/.500 12/1.136 ··· 1/.000 7/.971 32/1.013 3/3.000 29/1.118 16/.813 18/1.077 423/295 .298/.390/.471/.861 .795/.887 .884 99/1.071 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 6/.167 5/.650 2/1.000 2/1.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 2/.000 ··· 1/2.000 2/.000 ··· 12/.555 328/239 .271/.335/.490/.825 .750/.853 .689 96/1.027 3/0 17/1
12.Lugo G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 2/1.000 13/.237 ··· ··· 17/.686 9/.347 142/93 .313/.369/.453/.822 .754/.858 .563 26/1.105 4/0 2/8
4.Molina G/S/vP ··· 9/.666 2/.000 1/2.000 ··· ··· 1/no AB 7/.143 ··· 1/.000 8/.542 3/.000 10/.600 357/269 .285/.355/.377/.732 .687/.745 .830 81/.744 5/1 5/2
5.Pujols G/S/vP 6/1.417 13/.795 8/.393 3/1.000 ··· 1/no AB 1/2.000 10/.929 22/.436 1/no AB 16/1.505 3/1.000 19/.743 435/313 .321/.444/.682/1.126 1.103/1.134 1.262 98/.863 10/3 34/8
28.Rasmus* G/S/vP ··· 3/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/no AB ··· ··· 329/255 .257/.309/.437/.745 .485/.820 .770 76/.666 1/0 11/4
13.Ryan G/S/vP 2/1.000 3/.667 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/3.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 6/1.267 250/154 .284/.325/.376/.701 .729/.682 .743 79/.655 8/5 1/6
55.Schumaker* G/S/vP 3/.000 6/.533 2/.500 1/.000 ··· 1/no AB ··· 2/2.000 ··· 1/.000 5/1.000 ··· 4/.250 383/306 .305/.366/.405/.771 .556/.825 .741 88/.889 2/2 3/7
19.Stavinoha G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/3.000 ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 3/1.000 87/45 .229/.241/.373/.615 .771/.473 .667 21/.659 1/0 2/0
22.Thurston* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 269/214 .229/.327/.342/.669 .718/.658 .789 50/.622 3/2 1/10
IP 112.2 138.2 45.2 6.1 65.0 20.1 32.0 48.1 8.0 61.0 11.0 51.1 134.0 TOTAL .258/.328/.415/.744 .671/.771 .740 .770 45/18 106/80
ERA-K/9 2.96/8.8 3.96/8.5 2.76/14.4 5.68/5.7 4.57/6.6 5.75/8.4 5.34/5.6 2.98/4.8 7.88/3.4 1.92/5.6 1.64/8.2 3.86/6.7 3.43/6.6 3.68/7.5

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 465/.203 579/.241 179/.140 30/.208 273/.248 88/.213 145/.254 196/.208 38/.323 251/.248 43/.184 231/.286 547/.235 .235
OPS .606 .684 .426 .742 .679 .783 .763 .623 1.045 .629 .542 .835 .690 .685
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 99/.490 313/.715 89/.345 10/.200 128/.699 50/.848 57/.701 76/.547 15/.500 109/.628 19/.888 108/.948 105/.317 .674
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 366/.638 266/.647 90/.504 20/1.013 145/.661 38/.696 88/.804 120/.669 23/1.395 142/.631 24/.297 123/.732 442/.779 .692
Road 213/.665 297/.654 88/.681 24/.536 130/.694 40/.850 72/.795 82/.789 / 122/.536 15/.564 94/1.032 266/.681
Last 28d days 98/.499 118/.802 35/.557 3/.000 104/.779 21/1.406 34/.811 46/.299 38/1.045 46/.746 43/.542 63/.922 131/.612
HR/SB/CS 5/5/4 10/5/7 1/3/0 1/0/0 6/8/0 3/0/1 4/1/1 3/5/1 1/2/0 3/5/2 1/0/0 5/7/2 17/4/2 77/58/26
Usage ····X··· X·····X· ···o··o· ·o······ ···X···· Xo··o··· ·X··X··· ·o·X··X· ··X····· ··o·X··· X·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.