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Game Preview: LAD @ STL, 8:15pm, Thursday, July 30, 2009 @Busch Stadium III

Dodgers, 62-39, 1st, 7 up

SP: Hiroki Kuroda (34, RHP, 3-5, 4.57)

2009 Gamelogs / 2009 Splits / vs. STL Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2009 (3-5) 65.0 63 36 33 15 48 6 4.57
2008 (9-10) 183.1 181 85 76 42 116 13 3.73
Last 7 GS 2-3 41.2 44 25 23 7 29 5 4.97 48
2009-07-25 FLA ND 6.0 6 3 2 1 9 0 95 58
2009-07-19 HOU ND 5.0 7 3 3 2 1 1 92 40
2009-07-08 @NYM L 4.1 8 5 4 2 1 0 91 28
2009-07-03 @SDP W 5.1 4 3 3 2 2 1 88 48
2009-06-28 SEA L 6.1 8 4 4 0 5 0 102 46
2009-06-23 @CHW W 8.2 4 2 2 0 9 1 103 77
2009-06-17 OAK L 6.0 7 5 5 0 2 2 91 40
Has never faced STL.
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   34-17   Road:   28-22   ExtrInn: 9-3 
 vsRHP:  44-28   vsLHP:  18-11   1-Run:  20-10
 vsEast: 13-8    vsCntrl:10-10   vsWest: 30-12 IL: 9-9 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
101 Wed, Jul 29  @STL  L   2-3 (15)  62-39  1st  7.0 up
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
 Last 10: 5-5    Last 20:11-9    Last 30:15-15
Cardinals, 56-48, 1st, ½ up

SP: Kyle Lohse (30, RHP, 4-6, 4.35)

2009 Gamelogs / 2009 Splits / vs. LAD Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2009 (4-6) 72.1 70 38 35 24 49 9 4.35
2008 (15-6) 200.0 211 88 84 49 119 18 3.78
2007 (9-12) 192.2 207 109 99 57 122 22 4.62
Last 7 GS 1-5 36.0 38 23 22 14 26 6 5.50 46
2009-07-25 @PHI ND 4.0 4 3 3 3 3 0 90 42
2009-07-20 @HOU L 7.0 5 3 3 2 5 1 109 58
2009-07-12 @CHC L 5.0 8 4 4 3 2 2 96 34
2009-06-03 CIN L 2.0 4 2 1 0 1 1 35 43
2009-05-23 KCR W 8.0 4 0 0 0 6 0 98 80
2009-05-18 MIL L 4.0 4 4 4 3 5 1 89 40
2009-05-09 @CIN L 6.0 9 7 7 3 4 1 96 27
Last 5 v.LAD 1-2 17.0 21 10 10 4 14 1 5.29 46
2008-08-07 LAD L 7.0 7 4 4 1 5 1 99 51
2008-05-24 @LAD W 6.0 6 0 0 0 5 0 90 65
2007-05-12 @LAD L 4.0 8 6 6 3 4 0 71 23
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   29-21   Road:   27-27   ExtrInn: 3-3 
 vsRHP:  39-33   vsLHP:  17-15   1-Run:  12-11
 vsEast: 12-10   vsCntrl:25-22   vsWest: 10-10 IL: 9-6 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
104 Wed, Jul 29   LAD  W   3-2 (15)  56-48  1st  0.5 up
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
 Last 10: 5-5    Last 20:11-9    Last 30:16-14
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
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
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
Season Series: 2009 - STL leads 3-0; 2008 - STL won 4-2; 2007 - Tied 3-3; All-Time - STL leads 1061-1028

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

CHW  4.51

SDP  3.66

RA/G

SFG  3.68

NYM  4.60

WSN  5.46

BA

I. Suzuki  .367

V. Guerrero  .290

R. Cedeno  .170

OBP

M. Ramirez  .455

J. Loney  .363

R. Cedeno  .218

SLG

A. Pujols  .680

Y. Escobar  .471

A. Casilla  .211

OPS

A. Pujols  1.123

M. Tejada  .831

A. Casilla  .474

ERA

Z. Greinke  2.08

C. Sabathia  3.83

J. Geer  5.96

K/9IP

T. Lincecum  11.08

C. Sabathia  6.63

J. Lannan  3.65

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Dodgers Batters (4.89 RS/G) vs. Cardinals Pitchers (4.11 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 26.Lohse
G/S/vB
29.Carpenter
G/S/vB
31.Franklin
G/S/vB
53.Hawksworth
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 15/.582 44/.384 3/1.000 ··· 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 8/1.905 1/0 1/0
23.Blake G/S/vP 41/.742 5/.400 12/1.500 1/.000 1/no AB 3/.666 1/2.000 22/1.226 13/1.018 1/3.000 4/.000 ··· 387/297 .275/.357/.464/.821 1.078/.747 .842 96/.732 2/3 12/8
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 17/.647 0/0 1/2
16.Ethier* G/S/vP 6/.733 8/.250 2/1.000 1/.000 1/.000 3/1.000 1/no AB 8/.125 1/.000 6/.833 14/.819 3/.666 426/309 .268/.354/.497/.852 .636/.936 .654 100/.914 4/3 20/3
15.Furcal# G/S/vP 8/1.250 12/.500 3/1.167 1/2.000 1/.000 5/.800 1/.000 8/1.000 5/1.850 5/1.200 13/1.230 ··· 415/319 .265/.335/.367/.702 .719/.697 .719 108/.898 6/4 5/13
13.Hudson# G/S/vP 18/.918 7/.629 17/1.221 1/no AB 1/.000 7/1.371 1/.000 10/.700 7/.310 5/.000 8/.000 3/.666 443/329 .290/.356/.431/.787 .952/.731 .719 86/.788 6/0 7/5
27.Kemp G/S/vP 7/.000 5/.650 4/.833 2/1.000 1/no AB 1/3.000 1/.000 10/.500 ··· 2/.000 6/.900 2/.000 414/317 .311/.379/.481/.860 1.077/.796 .921 92/.941 21/4 13/2
7.Loney* G/S/vP 6/.833 5/.400 6/.334 2/.000 1/.000 3/.333 ··· 6/.666 1/2.000 2/3.000 11/.909 3/.000 422/324 .293/.363/.410/.772 .899/.733 .892 90/.921 6/2 7/3
5.Loretta G/S/vP 6/.533 10/.856 16/.067 ··· 2/.000 1/.000 1/.000 6/.334 11/.864 4/1.000 4/.000 6/.000 137/105 .227/.328/.269/.597 .752/.552 .749 26/.361 0/0 0/0
55.Martin G/S/vP 6/.666 8/.393 4/.500 2/.000 4/.500 1/.000 ··· 9/.444 ··· 3/.666 13/1.510 3/1.667 383/289 .261/.371/.319/.690 .718/.680 .697 88/.771 8/6 3/4
9.Pierre* G/S/vP 12/1.250 27/.683 5/.800 1/.000 2/1.000 9/.750 1/2.000 4/.500 3/.666 5/.000 9/.347 4/.500 311/223 .313/.369/.395/.764 .868/.726 .886 38/.576 23/9 0/1
99.Ramirez G/S/vP 17/1.505 32/.946 16/1.361 1/no AB 2/2.000 5/.933 1/3.000 38/1.288 3/3.333 1/.000 4/.250 3/no AB 202/169 .327/.455/.630/1.085 .894/1.124 1.070 82/1.017 0/0 11/1
IP 72.1 106.2 38.1 17.0 44.1 26.2 38.1 136.1 23.2 60.0 151.1 110.1 TOTAL .275/.352/.412/.764 .819/.747 .776 .820 77/32 84/55
ERA-K/9 4.35/6.1 2.19/6.6 1.41/7.0 3.18/4.8 2.84/6.7 2.03/10.4 5.40/7.5 2.84/4.0 3.80/8.0 5.10/3.3 2.80/8.0 5.79/5.8 3.75/6.4

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 305/.255 411/.219 149/.193 70/.262 192/.211 107/.189 166/.269 540/.257 108/.261 262/.272 640/.247 504/.326 .258
OPS .746 .576 .506 .705 .623 .583 .826 .635 .712 .786 .664 .897 .713
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 145/.727 202/.557 67/.401 43/.722 85/.494 69/.358 69/1.012 267/.609 69/.555 127/.809 284/.792 266/1.038 .729
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 160/.762 209/.595 82/.589 27/.681 107/.728 38/.997 97/.692 273/.661 39/.998 135/.765 356/.565 238/.745 .698
Home 162/.673 159/.572 67/.244 30/.683 89/.564 64/.631 85/.891 251/.569 50/.595 109/.763 346/.594 273/.820
Last 28d days 71/.844 145/.659 31/.712 38/.686 32/.640 19/.410 42/1.111 136/.497 15/.890 59/.873 155/.606 75/1.111
HR/SB/CS 9/1/1 4/1/2 2/0/0 2/0/0 3/0/0 3/0/1 7/0/1 3/0/1 2/3/1 7/2/0 13/7/4 17/4/1 87/26/15
Usage ····X··· ··X····X X·X····X X··X···· X·o··X·· o·o·X··· Xo··Xo·· X····X·· o··ooo·· ····Xo·· ·X····X· ···X····
Cardinals Batters (4.45 RS/G) vs. Dodgers Pitchers (3.96 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 18.Kuroda
G/S/vB
58.Billingsley
G/S/vB
51.Broxton
G/S/vB
22.Kershaw*
G/S/vB
56.Kuo*
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 1/.000 ··· ··· 6/.666 277/204 .239/.292/.404/.696 .621/.724 .713 63/.709 2/3 7/3
7.DeRosa G/S/vP 3/.000 9/.778 ··· 4/.000 1/.000 1/5.000 1/5.000 ··· 14/.869 1/2.000 9/.333 8/.393 36/.432 377/290 .262/.332/.473/.806 1.026/.738 .797 53/.974 1/1 19/9
15.Holliday G/S/vP 12/1.136 24/1.236 13/.321 12/1.027 4/.500 ··· 1/.000 7/.971 32/1.013 4/2.667 29/1.118 17/.765 18/1.077 429/298 .298/.392/.469/.860 .803/.883 .885 105/1.054 13/3 11/4
21.LaRue G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 6/.334 ··· ··· ··· 4/.000 4/.750 ··· 1/.000 11/.182 25/.860 70/49 .231/.286/.308/.593 .749/.528 .645 15/.350 1/0 1/0
47.Ludwick G/S/vP ··· 5/.650 3/1.334 9/.125 2/1.000 ··· 1/.000 2/.000 ··· 2/2.000 2/.000 1/.000 12/.555 334/242 .273/.336/.488/.825 .732/.859 .693 98/1.016 3/0 17/1
12.Lugo G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 4/.500 1/.000 ··· ··· 3/.666 13/.237 1/.000 ··· 18/.722 9/.347 149/96 .306/.365/.440/.805 .733/.845 .551 33/.977 4/0 2/8
4.Molina G/S/vP ··· 9/.666 2/.000 3/.333 2/1.000 ··· 1/no AB 7/.143 ··· 2/.500 8/.542 4/.000 10/.600 363/271 .281/.355/.372/.727 .670/.745 .816 83/.716 5/1 5/2
5.Pujols G/S/vP ··· 13/.795 9/.347 9/1.524 3/1.000 1/no AB 1/2.000 10/.929 22/.436 2/.500 16/1.505 5/1.000 19/.743 442/317 .323/.443/.680/1.123 1.119/1.125 1.251 101/.880 10/3 34/8
28.Rasmus* G/S/vP ··· 3/.000 1/2.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/no AB 1/.000 ··· 332/257 .257/.309/.436/.745 .479/.822 .768 76/.666 1/1 11/4
13.Ryan G/S/vP ··· 3/.667 ··· 5/.400 ··· ··· ··· 2/1.500 ··· 1/no AB 1/.000 1/4.000 6/1.267 256/157 .281/.323/.379/.701 .706/.697 .746 81/.629 8/5 1/6
55.Schumaker* G/S/vP ··· 6/.533 2/.500 4/.000 1/.000 1/no AB ··· 2/2.000 ··· 1/.000 5/1.000 ··· 4/.250 384/306 .304/.365/.404/.769 .548/.825 .737 85/.859 2/2 3/7
19.Stavinoha G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 3/.000 ··· 1/3.000 ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 3/1.000 90/45 .221/.233/.360/.594 .717/.473 .615 24/.572 1/0 2/0
22.Thurston* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 2/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 270/215 .228/.326/.341/.666 .718/.654 .782 51/.609 3/2 1/10
IP 65.0 138.2 46.2 120.2 7.0 20.1 32.0 49.1 8.0 62.1 11.0 54.0 134.0 TOTAL .257/.327/.413/.740 .663/.771 .734 .758 45/19 106/80
ERA-K/9 4.57/6.6 3.96/8.5 2.89/14.3 2.76/8.7 5.14/6.4 5.75/8.4 5.34/5.6 2.92/4.9 7.88/3.4 2.02/5.5 1.64/8.2 3.83/6.7 3.43/6.6 3.65/7.5

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 273/.248 579/.241 183/.149 494/.200 32/.192 88/.213 145/.254 199/.205 38/.323 259/.254 43/.184 242/.282 547/.235 .235
OPS .679 .684 .439 .594 .690 .783 .763 .613 1.045 .641 .542 .828 .690 .683
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 128/.699 313/.715 90/.365 100/.485 11/.182 50/.848 57/.701 77/.539 15/.500 110/.622 19/.888 109/.939 105/.317 .672
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 145/.661 266/.647 93/.510 394/.622 21/.958 38/.696 88/.804 122/.657 23/1.395 149/.656 24/.297 133/.733 442/.779 .690
Road 130/.694 297/.654 92/.697 242/.633 26/.492 40/.850 72/.795 85/.758 / 130/.565 15/.564 105/.992 266/.681
Last 28d days 104/.779 118/.802 39/.609 127/.478 5/.000 21/1.406 34/.811 49/.280 38/1.045 54/.789 43/.542 74/.882 131/.612
HR/SB/CS 6/8/0 10/5/7 1/3/1 5/5/4 1/0/0 3/0/1 4/1/1 3/5/1 1/2/0 3/5/2 1/0/0 5/7/2 17/4/2 77/58/27
Usage ····X··· ·X·····X X···o··o X····X·· o·o····· ·Xo··o·· ··X··X·· o·o·X··X ···X···· X··o·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.