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Game Preview: FLA @ HOU, 8:05pm, Thursday, April 22, 2010 @Minute Maid Park

Marlins, 8-7, 8-73rd, 1½ GB, ½ GB in WC

SP: Anibal Sanchez (26, RHP, 0-1, 6.75)

2010 Gamelogs / 2010 Splits / vs. HOU Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2010 (0-1) 12.0 15 10 9 5 6 1 6.75
2009 (4-8) 86.0 84 39 37 46 71 10 3.87
2008 (2-5) 51.2 54 35 32 27 50 7 5.57
Last 7 GS 2-3 41.2 35 19 18 24 31 5 3.89 52
2010-04-16 @PHI L 6.0 8 5 5 4 1 1 104 33
2010-04-11 LAD ND 6.0 7 5 4 1 5 0 89 44
2009-10-03 @PHI W 7.0 5 1 1 2 3 1 106 64
2009-09-28 @ATL L 5.0 2 3 3 8 4 1 91 47
2009-09-22 PHI W 8.0 2 0 0 2 7 0 110 83
2009-09-17 @CIN L 5.0 5 3 3 3 7 1 98 49
2009-09-12 WSN ND 4.2 6 2 2 4 4 1 87 44
Last 5 v.HOU 1-0 12.0 6 1 1 7 5 0 0.75 63
2007-04-16 @HOU ND 5.0 4 1 1 6 3 0 106 52
2006-07-14 HOU W 7.0 2 0 0 1 2 0 87 74
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:    4-3    Road:    4-4    ExtrInn: 1-2 
 vsRHP:   5-6    vsLHP:   3-1    1-Run:   3-2 
 vsEast:  4-2    vsCntrl: 2-4    vsWest:  2-1  IL: 0-0 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 15 Wed, Apr 21  @HOU  L   4-5        8-7   3rd  1.5 gb
 14 Tue, Apr 20  @HOU  L   5-7        8-6   3rd  0.5 gb
 13 Sun, Apr 18  @PHI  W   2-0        8-5   2nd  0.5 gb
 12 Sat, Apr 17  @PHI  W   5-1        7-5   2nd  1.5 gb
 11 Fri, Apr 16  @PHI  L   6-8        6-5   3rd  2.5 gb
 10 Thu, Apr 15   CIN  W  10-2        6-4   2nd  1.5 gb
  9 Wed, Apr 14   CIN  W   5-3        5-4   2nd  2.5 gb
  8 Tue, Apr 13   CIN  L   8-10(11)   4-4   2nd  2.5 gb
  7 Mon, Apr 12   CIN  L   5-6 (10)   4-3   2nd  2.0 gb
  6 Sun, Apr 11   LAD  W   6-5        4-2   2nd  1.0 gb
 Last 10: 5-5    Last 20: 8-7    Last 30: 8-7 
Astros, 5-9, 5-96th, 4½ GB, 3 GB in WC

SP: Felipe Paulino (26, RHP, 0-1, 7.36)

2010 Gamelogs / 2010 Splits / vs. FLA Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2010 (0-1) 11.0 10 9 9 7 7 0 7.36
2009 (3-11) 97.2 126 73 68 37 93 20 6.27
2007 (2-1) 19.0 22 15 15 7 11 5 7.11
Last 7 GS 1-5 38.0 43 25 25 20 35 6 5.92 45
2010-04-16 @CHC L 6.0 6 5 5 3 3 0 106 40
2010-04-10 PHI ND 5.0 4 4 4 4 4 0 110 43
2009-10-01 @PHI W 5.0 6 1 1 3 5 0 110 53
2009-09-26 CIN L 5.0 9 8 8 4 3 1 96 16
2009-09-20 @MIL L 6.0 8 4 4 2 7 3 110 45
2009-09-13 PIT L 5.0 6 1 1 1 7 0 95 57
2009-09-08 ATL L 6.0 4 2 2 3 6 2 88 59
Has never faced FLA as starter.
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:    2-6    Road:    3-3    ExtrInn: 1-0 
 vsRHP:   4-6    vsLHP:   1-3    1-Run:   3-2 
 vsEast:  2-3    vsCntrl: 3-3    vsWest:  0-3  IL: 0-0 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 14 Wed, Apr 21   FLA  W   5-4        5-9   6th  4.5 gb
 13 Tue, Apr 20   FLA  W   7-5        4-9   6th  4.5 gb
 12 Sun, Apr 18  @CHC  W   3-2 (10)   3-9   6th  5.0 gb
 11 Sat, Apr 17  @CHC  W   4-3        2-9   6th  5.0 gb
 10 Fri, Apr 16  @CHC  L   2-7        1-9   6th  6.0 gb
  9 Thu, Apr 15  @STL  W   5-1        1-8   6th  5.0 gb
  8 Wed, Apr 14  @STL  L   1-2        0-8   6th  6.0 gb
  7 Mon, Apr 12  @STL  L   0-5        0-7   6th  5.0 gb
  6 Sun, Apr 11   PHI  L   1-2        0-6   6th  4.0 gb
  5 Sat, Apr 10   PHI  L   6-9        0-5   6th  4.0 gb
 Last 10: 5-5    Last 20: 5-9    Last 30: 5-9 
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Wed, Apr 21, 2010 HOU  5  FLA  4        W:Wilton Lopez (1-0), L: Burke Badenhop (0-2), S: Matt Lindstrom (4)
Tue, Apr 20, 2010 HOU  7  FLA  5        W:Brandon Lyon (1-1), L: Tim Wood (0-1), S: Matt Lindstrom (3)

Thu, Aug 20, 2009 HOU  4  FLA  1        W:Wandy Rodriguez (12-7), L: Josh Johnson (12-3), S: Jose Valverde (18)
Wed, Aug 19, 2009 HOU  6  FLA  3        W:Samuel Gervacio (1-0), L: Sean West (4-5), S: Jose Valverde (17)
Tue, Aug 18, 2009 FLA  6 @HOU  2        W:Ricky Nolasco (9-8), L: Bud Norris (3-1), S: none
Thu, Aug 13, 2009 FLA  9  HOU  2        W:Sean West (4-4), L: Mike Hampton (7-10), S: none
Wed, Aug 12, 2009 HOU 14 @FLA  6        W:Bud Norris (3-0), L: Ricky Nolasco (8-8), S: none
Tue, Aug 11, 2009 FLA  9  HOU  8 (11)   W:Brian Sanches (3-1), L: Wesley Wright (2-2), S: none
Mon, Aug 10, 2009 FLA  8  HOU  6        W:Rick Vanden Hurk (2-1), L: Brian Moehler (7-8), S: Leo Nunez (12)
Thu, Sep 18, 2008 FLA  8  HOU  1        W:Scott Olsen (8-10), L: Alberto Arias (1-1), S: none
Season Series: 2010 - HOU leads 2-0; 2009 - FLA won 4-3; 2008 - FLA won 4-2; All-Time - HOU leads 75-62

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 2010 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

For the 2009 season

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

Y. Torrealba  .291

A. Miles  .185

OBP

J. Mauer  .444

W. Harris  .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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NOTE: Team stats shown are for the 2010 season. Player Stats for the 2009 season. We will switch to 2010 stats on May 1st.

Marlins Batters (5.13 RS/G) vs. Astros Pitchers (4.71 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 52.Paulino
G/S/vB
48.Byrdak*
G/S/vB
47.Fulchino
G/S/vB
63.Gervacio
G/S/vB
22.Lindstrom
G/S/vB
37.Lyon
G/S/vB
39.Myers
G/S/vB
43.Sampson
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
21.Baker* G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 2/3.000 1/.000 2/1.000 ··· 13/.826 3/1.667 423/381 .271/.349/.410/.759 .624/.774 .743 44/.754 0/0 9/6
1.Bonifacio# G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/2.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· 12/.639 1/.000 509/355 .252/.303/.308/.611 .704/.559 .580 3/.000 21/9 1/17
3.Cantu G/S/vP 2/1.500 3/.333 2/.500 1/no AB 1/2.000 2/1.000 17/1.471 3/1.667 643/481 .289/.345/.443/.788 .892/.754 .725 66/.948 3/1 16/13
25.Carroll G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 158/88 .234/.306/.383/.689 .801/.589 .568 14/1.000 0/0 3/0
8.Coghlan* G/S/vP ··· 2/.000 2/2.000 ··· ··· 2/.000 6/1.167 2/2.000 565/415 .321/.390/.460/.850 .814/.863 .926 57/.290 8/5 9/5
18.Helms G/S/vP ··· 2/.000 ··· ··· 2/1.000 6/.500 10/.675 7/2.143 234/129 .271/.318/.364/.682 .679/.684 .786 15/1.149 1/1 3/8
24.Maybin G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 10/1.100 1/2.000 199/137 .250/.318/.409/.727 .646/.767 .776 69/.775 1/3 4/1
29.Paulino G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 3/.333 4/1.000 3/.000 3/1.167 266/123 .272/.340/.423/.762 .801/.716 .715 25/.798 1/0 8/2
2.Ramirez G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 2/.000 1/.000 ··· 7/1.143 35/.960 2/2.000 652/478 .342/.410/.543/.954 .793/1.014 .920 69/.830 27/8 24/10
12.Ross G/S/vP ··· ··· 3/.666 1/.000 1/.000 1/.000 20/.671 3/.667 604/457 .270/.321/.469/.790 .959/.736 .759 63/.636 5/2 24/3
14.Sanchez G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 23/17 .238/.304/.524/.828 1.167/.694 .606 55/.850 0/0 2/0
6.Uggla G/S/vP ··· 2/.500 2/.000 1/.000 2/.000 1/.000 42/1.206 3/.666 668/511 .243/.354/.459/.813 .752/.832 .730 65/.944 2/1 31/16
IP 97.2 61.1 82.0 21.0 47.1 78.2 70.2 55.1 TOTAL .270/.327/.409/.736 .687/.750 .695 .736 8/1 13/19
ERA-K/9 6.27/8.6 3.23/8.5 3.40/7.8 2.14/10.7 5.89/7.4 2.86/6.5 4.84/6.4 5.04/5.4 4.50/6.7

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Baker (79-20-5)
 Paulino (50-22-3)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 448/.317 261/.178 336/.233 83/.219 219/.281 314/.205 304/.272 248/.293 .280  Ross
 Carroll
 Coghlan
 Maybin
 Bonifacio
0/103/58/6
15/2/60/5
123/0/0/3
0/52/0/1
6/11/0/0
OPS .907 .669 .680 .620 .804 .629 .872 .779 .756
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 209/1.090 125/.700 157/.712 26/.850 114/.850 136/.617 171/.674 119/.770 .776
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 239/.752 136/.640 179/.652 57/.527 105/.757 178/.635 133/1.118 129/.787 .744
Home 262/.837 126/.709 160/.665 34/.620 136/.886 141/.554 152/.919 121/.586
Last 28d days 49/.804 25/.526 19/1.254 7/.833 29/.655 33/.865 85/.760 30/.584
HR/SB/CS 20/2/2 10/2/4 7/4/2 1/3/1 5/5/2 7/3/2 18/3/3 2/1/0 10/4/1
Usage ·····X·· ···X·o·o ·····X·· ········ oX·XX·o· oo··X·oX ·X·····X ····o·X·

NOTE: Team stats shown are for the 2010 season. Player Stats for the 2009 season. We will switch to 2010 stats on May 1st.

Astros Batters (2.86 RS/G) vs. Marlins Pitchers (4.93 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 19.Sanchez
G/S/vB
31.Badenhop
G/S/vB
32.Hensley
G/S/vB
53.Meyer*
G/S/vB
46.Nunez
G/S/vB
37.Pinto*
G/S/vB
44.Sanches
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
27.Blum# G/S/vP ··· 3/2.334 ··· ··· 2/1.000 2/.000 2/.500 427/394 .247/.314/.367/.681 .907/.663 .757 31/.756 0/1 10/3
21.Bourn* G/S/vP ··· 4/1.250 ··· 1/.000 ··· 3/1.333 4/.500 678/525 .285/.354/.384/.738 .723/.742 .710 52/.792 61/12 3/3
77.Feliz G/S/vP 6/.000 7/.572 11/.489 1/5.000 2/1.500 2/.000 3/.000 625/481 .266/.308/.386/.694 .662/.704 .733 56/.515 0/1 12/15
23.Johnson G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 23/15 .091/.130/.091/.221 .125/.267 .133 22/.545 0/0 0/0
28.Keppinger G/S/vP ··· 4/.000 1/.000 2/1.000 ··· 3/1.334 2/.000 344/232 .256/.320/.387/.707 .802/.660 .585 48/.819 0/2 7/8
45.Lee G/S/vP 3/.000 3/.666 7/1.429 ··· 2/1.000 2/.000 3/.000 662/524 .300/.343/.489/.831 .892/.816 .915 57/.339 5/3 26/2
12.Manzella G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 5/3 .200/.200/.200/.400 1.000/.000 1.000 36/.434 0/0 0/0
3.Matsui# G/S/vP ··· 1/2.000 13/1.160 ··· 1/.000 3/.333 3/.000 533/411 .250/.302/.357/.659 .756/.630 .681 26/.250 19/3 9/6
4.Michaels G/S/vP ··· ··· 2/.000 1/.000 1/.000 2/3.000 3/1.666 152/92 .237/.322/.430/.752 .763/.744 .954 13/1.154 1/2 4/0
9.Pence G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· 2/.000 1/2.000 3/2.667 647/518 .282/.346/.472/.818 .895/.798 .841 53/.439 14/11 25/5
55.Quintero G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 2/.000 168/134 .236/.286/.376/.662 .840/.614 .779 22/.654 0/0 4/5
46.Towles G/S/vP ··· 2/2.500 ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 53/37 .188/.250/.354/.604 .804/.518 .217 27/.593 0/0 2/0
IP 86.0 72.0 58.1 68.2 61.1 56.1 TOTAL .224/.255/.311/.566 .637/.545 .613 .566 5/5 5/14
ERA-K/9 3.87/7.4 3.75/7.1 /0.0 3.09/8.6 4.06/7.9 3.23/8.5 2.56/8.2 4.40/6.7

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Quintero (14-12-5)
 Towles (10-1-1)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 383/.253 303/.260 / 242/.219 293/.230 275/.237 248/.235 .250  Pence
 Bourn
 Lee
 Keppinger
 Michaels
0/0/157/16
0/154/0/11
154/0/0/9
2/0/0/1
31/14/3/0
OPS .756 .679 .638 .745 .713 .687 .729
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 200/.701 153/.718 / 113/.674 166/.738 122/.807 109/.689 .643
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 183/.814 150/.640 / 129/.605 127/.754 153/.642 139/.685 .784
Road 232/.775 127/.718 / 104/.522 131/.667 122/.626 112/.834
Last 28d days 56/.817 39/.400 26/.693 20/1.432 24/.258 18/.722 /
HR/SB/CS 10/11/1 5/4/0 // 7/3/0 13/8/1 4/2/4 5/6/3 13/17/5
Usage ·····X·· X··X···X ······X· ·····X·· ···o···· ·······o

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.