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Game Preview: HOU @ LAD, 10:10pm, Monday, May 17, 2010 @Dodger Stadium

Astros, 13-24, 13-246th, 8 GB, 8½ GB in WC

SP: Wandy Rodriguez (31, LHP, 2-4, 4.81)

2010 Gamelogs / 2010 Splits / vs. LAD Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2010 (2-4) 39.1 49 26 21 12 26 3 4.81
2009 (14-12) 205.2 192 77 69 63 193 21 3.02
2008 (9-7) 137.1 136 65 54 44 131 14 3.54
Last 7 GS 2-4 39.1 49 26 21 12 26 3 4.81 45
2010-05-12 @STL W 6.0 5 5 4 2 3 0 94 45
2010-05-06 ARI L 3.2 9 5 5 1 4 1 73 26
2010-05-01 @ATL L 5.0 10 5 2 1 5 0 86 37
2010-04-24 PIT W 7.1 5 2 1 1 7 1 96 68
2010-04-18 @CHC ND 7.0 6 2 2 1 3 0 105 59
2010-04-12 @STL L 4.1 7 4 4 2 0 1 65 31
2010-04-06 SFG L 6.0 7 3 3 4 4 0 96 46
Last 5 v.LAD 2-2 28.2 25 11 9 13 22 2 2.83 54
2009-07-16 @LAD W 6.0 5 0 0 2 6 0 108 66
2009-04-23 LAD L 6.0 5 1 1 2 4 0 105 60
2008-07-01 LAD ND 5.0 6 5 5 4 5 1 93 36
2007-08-16 @LAD L 5.0 5 4 2 1 2 0 76 46
2006-05-11 @LAD W 6.2 4 1 1 4 5 1 101 63
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:    7-15   Road:    6-9    ExtrInn: 2-0 
 vsRHP:  11-20   vsLHP:   2-4    1-Run:   5-6 
 vsEast:  2-7    vsCntrl: 9-6    vsWest:  2-11 IL: 0-0 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 37 Sun, May 16  @SFG  L   3-4       13-24  6th  8.0 gb
 36 Sat, May 15  @SFG  L   1-2       13-23  6th  7.5 gb
 35 Fri, May 14  @SFG  L   2-8       13-22  6th  7.5 gb
 34 Thu, May 13  @STL  W   4-1       13-21  6th  6.5 gb
 33 Wed, May 12  @STL  W   9-6       12-21  6th  7.5 gb
 32 Tue, May 11  @STL  W   6-3       11-21  6th  8.5 gb
 31 Sun, May  9   SDP  W   4-3 (11)  10-21  6th  9.5 gb
 30 Sat, May  8   SDP  L   1-2        9-21  6th  9.5 gb
 29 Fri, May  7   SDP  L   0-7        9-20  6th  9.5 gb
 28 Thu, May  6   ARI  L   3-6        9-19  6th  8.5 gb
 Last 10: 4-6    Last 20: 6-14   Last 30:13-17
Dodgers, 20-17, 20-173rd, 2 GB, 1½ GB in WC

SP: John Ely (24, RHP, 1-1, 3.86)

2010 Gamelogs / 2010 Splits / vs. HOU Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2010 (1-1) 18.2 16 8 8 3 17 0 3.86
Last 7 GS 1-1 18.2 16 8 8 3 17 0 3.86 56
2010-05-11 @ARI W 6.0 6 2 2 0 6 0 105 58
2010-05-06 MIL ND 6.2 4 1 1 0 7 0 108 69
2010-04-28 @NYM L 6.0 6 5 5 3 4 0 116 41
Has never faced HOU as starter.
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   10-6    Road:   10-11   ExtrInn: 2-2 
 vsRHP:  16-10   vsLHP:   4-7    1-Run:   6-4 
 vsEast:  2-7    vsCntrl: 6-7    vsWest: 12-3  IL: 0-0 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 37 Sun, May 16  @SDP  W   1-0       20-17  3rd  2.0 gb
 36 Sat, May 15  @SDP  W   4-1       19-17  3rd  3.0 gb
 35 Fri, May 14  @SDP  W   4-3       18-17  3rd  4.0 gb
 34 Wed, May 12  @ARI  W   6-3       17-17  3rd  4.5 gb
 33 Tue, May 11  @ARI  W  13-3       16-17  3rd  4.5 gb
 32 Mon, May 10  @ARI  W   7-3       15-17  3rd  4.5 gb
 31 Sun, May  9   COL  W   2-0       14-17  4th  5.0 gb
 30 Sat, May  8   COL  L   0-8       13-17  5th  6.0 gb
 29 Fri, May  7   COL  W   6-5       13-16  5th  5.0 gb
 28 Thu, May  6   MIL  W   7-3       12-16  5th  5.5 gb
 Last 10: 9-1    Last 20:12-8    Last 30:17-13
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Sun, Jul 19, 2009 LAD  4  HOU  3        W:Ramon Troncoso (4-0), L: LaTroy Hawkins (1-4), S: Jonathan Broxton (22)
Sat, Jul 18, 2009 LAD  5  HOU  2        W:Clayton Kershaw (8-5), L: Mike Hampton (5-7), S: Jonathan Broxton (21)
Fri, Jul 17, 2009 HOU  8 @LAD  1        W:Roy Oswalt (6-4), L: Chad Billingsley (9-5), S: none
Thu, Jul 16, 2009 HOU  3 @LAD  0        W:Wandy Rodriguez (9-6), L: Randy Wolf (4-4), S: Jose Valverde (9)
Thu, Apr 23, 2009 LAD  2 @HOU  0        W:Chad Billingsley (4-0), L: Wandy Rodriguez (1-2), S: Jonathan Broxton (5)
Wed, Apr 22, 2009 HOU  6  LAD  5        W:Chris Sampson (1-0), L: Ronald Belisario (0-1), S: LaTroy Hawkins (2)
Tue, Apr 21, 2009 HOU  8  LAD  5        W:Russ Ortiz (1-0), L: Clayton Kershaw (0-1), S: Jose Valverde (1)
Thu, Jul 03, 2008 LAD  5 @HOU  2        W:Chad Billingsley (8-7), L: Brandon Backe (5-9), S: Takashi Saito (14)
Wed, Jul 02, 2008 LAD  4 @HOU  1        W:Hiroki Kuroda (4-6), L: Runelvys Hernandez (0-2), S: none
Tue, Jul 01, 2008 LAD  7 @HOU  6 (11)   W:Chan Ho Park (4-2), L: Wesley Wright (3-3), S: Takashi Saito (13)
Season Series: 2010 -  0-0; 2009 - HOU won 4-3; 2008 - HOU won 4-3; All-Time - LAD leads 375-312

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

Stat

Best

Middle

Worst

RS/G

NYY  5.69

WSN  4.41

HOU  2.97

RA/G

SDP  3.03

HOU  4.61

PIT  6.11

BA

  

  

  

OBP

  

  

  

SLG

  

  

  

OPS

  

  

  

ERA

U. Jimenez  1.12

F. Hernandez  3.88

J. Beckett  7.46

K/9IP

T. Lincecum  11.03

M. Cain  6.56

N. Blackburn  2.04

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Astros Batters (2.97 RS/G) vs. Dodgers Pitchers (4.97 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 48.Ely
G/S/vB
54.Belisario
G/S/vB
51.Broxton
G/S/vB
56.Kuo*
G/S/vB
37.Monasterios
G/S/vB
35.Ortiz
G/S/vB
52.Sherrill*
G/S/vB
38.Troncoso
G/S/vB
36.Weaver
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
17.Berkman# G/S/vP ··· 1/5.000 5/.933 1/2.000 ··· 15/1.012 1/.000 1/.000 22/.662 92/85 .244/.359/.474/.833 .452/.865 1.214 92/.833 0/1 4/0
27.Blum# G/S/vP ··· 1/no AB 10/.933 3/.000 ··· 3/.333 ··· ··· 14/.665 63/55 .311/.333/.377/.710 .393/.753 .681 34/.807 0/0 0/2
21.Bourn* G/S/vP ··· 1/no AB 2/.000 2/no AB ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 2/1.500 148/126 .287/.370/.357/.726 .616/.743 .749 105/.699 14/4 0/1
36.Cash G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/2.000 12/12 .000/.000/.000/.000 /.000 .000 12/.000 0/0 0/0
77.Feliz G/S/vP ··· 3/1.167 10/.400 4/.000 ··· 7/1.000 1/.000 4/.500 22/.656 127/106 .220/.244/.305/.549 .759/.509 .395 79/.568 1/1 1/4
8.Keppinger G/S/vP ··· 2/1.000 2/.000 2/1.000 ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 115/89 .262/.327/.350/.677 1.033/.580 .841 75/.540 1/0 0/3
45.Lee G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 5/2.400 1/.000 ··· 25/.280 2/1.000 1/.000 24/.555 142/120 .189/.239/.273/.512 .372/.538 .311 93/.670 1/2 3/2
12.Manzella G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 99/82 .180/.237/.236/.473 .607/.444 .332 65/.480 0/1 1/6
3.Matsui# G/S/vP ··· 1/no AB 6/.334 3/.000 ··· 7/1.429 1/no AB 1/.000 6/.167 73/70 .152/.211/.167/.378 .000/.395 .237 51/.460 1/1 0/1
4.Michaels G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 3/2.000 1/.000 2/.000 ··· 28/15 .185/.214/.444/.659 .615/.695 .472 16/.521 0/0 2/0
9.Pence G/S/vP ··· 1/3.000 4/.500 1/3.000 ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 2/.000 132/113 .248/.265/.419/.684 .760/.671 .668 87/.846 2/3 6/1
55.Quintero G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 3/.666 ··· ··· 3/.000 66/58 .250/.273/.313/.585 .000/.667 .459 47/.667 0/0 1/0
18.Sullivan* G/S/vP ··· ··· 10/.700 2/no AB ··· 11/1.100 ··· ··· 19/1.062 36/34 .176/.222/.235/.458 .000/.485 .500 24/.519 0/0 0/0
IP 18.2 10.1 15.2 7.1 20.2 26.2 12.1 18.2 8.1 TOTAL .227/.276/.321/.597 .618/.593 .559 .633 20/13 18/29
ERA-K/9 3.86/8.2 6.10/5.2 1.15/13.2 2.45/9.9 2.18/4.8 5.40/6.7 7.30/6.6 3.86/6.3 4.32/6.5 4.53/8.1

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Cash (5-0-1)
 Quintero (10-5-1)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 76/.225 46/.231 57/.218 26/.130 87/.250 116/.270 66/.300 79/.229 35/.207 .253  Bourn
 Lee
 Pence
 Sullivan
 Michaels
0/34/0/6
35/0/0/3
0/0/33/2
7/1/2/0
6/3/1/0
OPS .562 .641 .482 .366 .686 .821 .971 .616 .639 .727
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 32/.573 17/.855 32/.375 10/.100 43/.693 55/1.111 27/.487 30/.486 10/.443 .771
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 44/.554 29/.519 25/.624 16/.517 44/.680 61/.576 39/1.338 49/.697 25/.701 .696
Home 24/.333 16/.350 33/.485 9/.000 49/.904 58/.797 32/.899 31/.832 14/.762
Last 28d days 76/.562 46/.641 38/.613 26/.366 65/.607 84/.809 39/.869 55/.637 12/.258
HR/SB/CS 0/2/0 0/0/0 0/3/1 0/0/0 2/0/1 5/2/1 1/0/0 1/0/0 1/1/0 27/21/8
Usage ·····X·· ··o·o·X· ·oo·X··o ··X·o·o· ·····X·· ··X··o·· ··o··o·· ·o····o· ··o··o··
Dodgers Batters (5.14 RS/G) vs. Astros Pitchers (4.59 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 51.Rodriguez*
G/S/vB
73.Chacin*
G/S/vB
47.Fulchino
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/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
9.Anderson* G/S/vP ··· 9/.111 1/.000 1/.000 9/2.223 13/.840 ··· 59/42 .143/.169/.250/.419 .118/.524 .161 33/.394 0/0 1/0
3.Belliard G/S/vP 6/1.100 2/.000 1/.000 6/.500 3/.666 19/.485 5/1.400 58/41 .300/.379/.480/.859 .673/.939 .594 37/.689 0/1 1/3
23.Blake G/S/vP 5/.650 4/.500 ··· 1/2.000 1/2.000 6/.334 1/.000 135/103 .233/.323/.397/.720 .531/.780 .642 93/.635 0/1 3/6
14.Carroll G/S/vP 7/.750 ··· 1/.000 ··· 6/.750 10/.311 ··· 96/73 .296/.396/.333/.729 .554/.785 .744 76/.741 2/0 0/3
33.DeWitt* G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 2/2.000 4/.000 ··· 3/.000 112/92 .265/.357/.327/.684 .739/.671 .757 74/.687 0/0 0/2
17.Ellis G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 16/13 .250/.333/.333/.667 .667/.667 1.100 8/.250 0/0 0/1
16.Ethier* G/S/vP 11/.364 ··· 1/no AB 2/2.000 4/1.000 8/.393 5/.400 140/104 .392/.457/.744/1.201 1.007/1.268 1.383 100/1.235 0/0 11/0
21.Green G/S/vP ··· 5/.833 ··· ··· 1/.000 3/.000 ··· 2/ .000/.000/.000/.000 .000/ .000 2/.000 0/0 0/0
5.Johnson G/S/vP 17/.378 ··· ··· ··· 2/1.000 1/.000 6/.833 58/26 .241/.250/.370/.620 .724/.492 .280 35/.579 1/1 0/0
27.Kemp G/S/vP 11/.606 ··· ··· 4/.500 6/.500 11/1.355 5/.400 168/129 .275/.345/.497/.842 .613/.914 .932 109/.722 6/7 8/2
7.Loney* G/S/vP 11/.364 ··· 1/.000 ··· 4/1.500 7/.786 7/1.714 157/115 .320/.357/.483/.840 .735/.879 .991 103/.911 5/1 4/1
55.Martin G/S/vP 14/1.065 ··· 1/.000 2/.000 7/1.000 10/.733 8/.250 144/113 .264/.350/.384/.734 .513/.795 .524 101/.669 2/0 4/4
99.Ramirez G/S/vP 6/.666 17/.567 1/5.000 ··· 5/1.400 24/.713 1/.000 82/75 .359/.476/.531/1.007 1.171/.992 1.298 43/.918 0/1 2/0
IP 39.1 3.1 12.2 17.1 15.1 54.0 15.2 TOTAL .275/.347/.429/.776 .643/.819 .792 .741 27/12 34/30
ERA-K/9 4.81/6.0 0.00/5.5 4.97/11.3 1.56/7.3 3.52/5.3 3.67/6.5 1.15/4.6 4.12/7.5

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Ellis (6-0-1)
 Martin (15-8-2)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 175/.314 16/.333 54/.265 70/.262 61/.207 198/.304 62/.214 .269  Ethier
 Anderson
 Kemp
 Ramirez
 Johnson
0/0/30/1
7/0/5/1
0/36/0/0
18/0/0/0
19/1/6/0
OPS .777 .708 .771 .643 .573 .781 .582 .731
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 33/.789 3/1.333 24/.833 30/.466 25/.544 78/.920 25/.345 .745
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 142/.774 13/.558 30/.720 40/.770 36/.593 120/.691 37/.736 .723
Road 100/.742 6/.667 20/1.067 22/.465 20/.900 83/.655 33/.573
Last 28d days 100/.795 16/.708 35/.493 49/.652 34/.180 141/.787 32/.581
HR/SB/CS 3/2/1 0/0/0 2/0/0 1/1/1 1/1/0 4/3/3 0/0/0 25/23/8
Usage ····X··· ··X····· ··X··o·· ···Xoo·X ·····o·o ·····X·· ·o··Xo··

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.