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Game Preview: ATL @ LAD, 10:10pm, Friday, June 4, 2010 @Dodger Stadium

Braves, 32-22, 32-221st, 3 up

SP: Kenshin Kawakami (35, RHP, 0-7, 4.66)

2010 Gamelogs / 2010 Splits / vs. LAD Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2010 (0-7) 56.0 59 32 29 15 32 8 4.66
2009 (7-12) 156.1 153 73 67 57 105 15 3.86
Last 7 GS 0-4 39.0 40 22 20 11 26 7 4.62 48
2010-05-30 PIT ND 6.2 4 2 2 2 2 1 93 58
2010-05-25 @FLA L 6.0 7 3 3 0 2 1 79 48
2010-05-19 CIN ND 6.0 5 0 0 1 5 0 79 66
2010-05-14 ARI ND 4.1 5 4 3 2 7 0 96 44
2010-05-09 @PHI L 6.2 7 5 5 2 5 3 111 43
2010-05-04 @WSN L 5.0 7 3 3 0 1 2 79 42
2010-04-28 @STL L 4.1 5 5 4 4 4 0 83 35
Last 5 v.LAD 0-0 7.0 4 0 0 3 4 0 0.00 70
2009-08-08 @LAD ND 7.0 4 0 0 3 4 0 125 70
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   19-6    Road:   13-16   ExtrInn: 2-2 
 vsRHP:  22-14   vsLHP:  10-8    1-Run:  10-7 
 vsEast:  9-11   vsCntrl:15-6    vsWest:  8-5  IL: 0-0 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 54 Thu, Jun  3  @LAD  W   4-3       32-22  1st  3.0 up
 53 Wed, Jun  2   PHI  W   2-1       31-22  1st  2.5 up
 52 Tue, Jun  1   PHI  W   7-3       30-22  1st  1.5 up
 51 Mon, May 31   PHI  W   9-3       29-22  1st  0.5 up
 50 Sun, May 30   PIT  W   5-2       28-22  2nd  0.5 gb
 49 Sat, May 29   PIT  W   6-3       27-22  2nd  1.5 gb
 48 Fri, May 28   PIT  W   7-3       26-22  2nd  1.5 gb
 47 Thu, May 27  @FLA  W   8-3       25-22  2nd  1.5 gb
 46 Wed, May 26  @FLA  W   7-3       24-22  2nd  2.5 gb
 45 Tue, May 25  @FLA  L   4-6       23-22  3rd  3.5 gb
 Last 10: 9-1    Last 20:16-4    Last 30:22-8 
Dodgers, 31-23, 31-232nd, 1½ GB, tied for WC

SP: Clayton Kershaw (22, LHP, 5-3, 2.95)

2010 Gamelogs / 2010 Splits / vs. ATL Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2010 (5-3) 64.0 48 22 21 37 72 3 2.95
2009 (8-8) 171.0 119 55 53 91 185 7 2.79
2008 (5-5) 107.2 109 51 51 52 100 11 4.26
Last 7 GS 4-3 41.0 28 14 13 19 46 1 2.85 60
2010-05-30 @COL W 5.0 4 2 2 4 9 0 97 56
2010-05-25 @CHC L 6.0 4 1 0 2 4 0 104 64
2010-05-20 SDP W 7.1 7 1 1 2 7 0 106 65
2010-05-15 @SDP W 7.0 3 1 1 2 7 0 110 72
2010-05-09 COL W 8.0 2 0 0 3 9 0 117 84
2010-05-04 MIL L 1.1 5 7 7 2 3 1 57 17
2010-04-29 PIT L 6.1 3 2 2 4 7 0 117 62
Last 5 v.ATL 0-0 7.0 2 0 0 1 10 0 0.00 82
2009-08-08 ATL ND 7.0 2 0 0 1 10 0 103 82
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   18-9    Road:   13-14   ExtrInn: 4-2 
 vsRHP:  23-15   vsLHP:   8-8    1-Run:  11-6 
 vsEast:  2-8    vsCntrl: 9-9    vsWest: 18-5  IL: 2-1 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 54 Thu, Jun  3   ATL  L   3-4       31-23  2nd  1.5 gb
 53 Wed, Jun  2   ARI  W   1-0 (14)  31-22  2nd  1.0 gb
 52 Tue, Jun  1   ARI  W   1-0 (10)  30-22  2nd  1.0 gb
 51 Mon, May 31   ARI  W   5-4       29-22  2nd  2.0 gb
 50 Sun, May 30  @COL  W   4-3       28-22  2nd  2.0 gb
 49 Sat, May 29  @COL  L   3-11      27-22  2nd  2.0 gb
 48 Fri, May 28  @COL  W   5-4       27-21  2nd  1.0 gb
 47 Thu, May 27  @CHC  L   0-1       26-21  2nd  2.0 gb
 46 Wed, May 26  @CHC  W   8-5       26-20  2nd  2.0 gb
 45 Tue, May 25  @CHC  L   0-3       25-20  2nd  2.0 gb
 Last 10: 6-4    Last 20:14-6    Last 30:21-9 
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Thu, Jun 03, 2010 ATL  4 @LAD  3        W:Kris Medlen (3-1), L: Hiroki Kuroda (5-4), S: Jonny Venters (1)

Sun, Aug 09, 2009 ATL  8 @LAD  2        W:Javier Vazquez (10-7), L: Eric Stults (4-3), S: none
Sat, Aug 08, 2009 ATL  2 @LAD  1 (10)   W:Kris Medlen (3-3), L: Guillermo Mota (3-3), S: Rafael Soriano (17)
Fri, Aug 07, 2009 ATL  9 @LAD  5 (12)   W:Peter Moylan (4-2), L: Ramon Troncoso (4-1), S: none
Thu, Aug 06, 2009 LAD  5  ATL  4        W:Scott Elbert (2-0), L: Rafael Soriano (1-3), S: none
Sun, Aug 02, 2009 LAD  9 @ATL  1        W:Chad Billingsley (11-6), L: Jair Jurrjens (9-8), S: none
Sat, Aug 01, 2009 ATL  4  LAD  3        W:Derek Lowe (11-7), L: Randy Wolf (5-6), S: Rafael Soriano (16)
Fri, Jul 31, 2009 LAD  5 @ATL  0        W:Jason Schmidt (2-1), L: Tommy Hanson (5-2), S: none
Wed, Jul 09, 2008 LAD  2  ATL  1        W:Derek Lowe (7-8), L: Tim Hudson (9-7), S: Takashi Saito (17)
Tue, Jul 08, 2008 ATL  9 @LAD  3        W:Jair Jurrjens (9-4), L: Chad Billingsley (8-8), S: none
Season Series: 2010 - ATL leads 1-0; 2009 - ATL won 4-3; 2008 - ATL won 4-2; All-Time - LAD leads 1154-1007

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

LAA  4.52

HOU  3.22

RA/G

SDP  3.26

CHC  4.47

ARI  5.98

BA

R. Cano  .373

J. Drew  .271

A. Ramirez  .162

OBP

J. Morneau  .480

J. Hamilton  .341

A. Ramirez  .227

SLG

M. Cabrera  .684

N. Markakis  .425

G. Beckham  .241

OPS

J. Morneau  1.154

P. Sandoval  .778

A. Ramirez  .496

ERA

U. Jimenez  .78

J. Verlander  3.75

G. Floyd  6.64

K/9IP

B. Morrow  10.42

C. Richard  6.65

N. Blackburn  2.36

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Braves Batters (4.83 RS/G) vs. Dodgers Pitchers (4.56 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 22.Kershaw*
G/S/vB
54.Belisario
G/S/vB
51.Broxton
G/S/vB
48.Ely
G/S/vB
49.Haeger
G/S/vB
56.Kuo*
G/S/vB
45.Miller
G/S/vB
37.Monasterios
G/S/vB
38.Troncoso
G/S/vB
36.Weaver
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
1.Blanco* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 1/2.000 ··· 1/1 1.000/1.000/2.000/3.000 /3.000 1/3.000 1/0 0/0
53.Cabrera# G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/5.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 4/.833 169/110 .235/.305/.295/.600 .549/.629 .615 63/.771 2/1 1/2
26.Conrad# G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 38/33 .242/.324/.606/.930 .200/1.033 .979 26/1.087 1/0 3/0
19.Escobar G/S/vP 3/.333 ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 7/1.171 ··· 2/1.000 1/.000 167/121 .224/.313/.272/.585 .590/.584 .662 78/.613 3/0 0/6
25.Glaus G/S/vP 6/.167 ··· 3/.000 ··· ··· 4/.250 11/.586 ··· 2/.500 38/.217 215/145 .283/.377/.473/.850 1.000/.781 .755 105/1.048 0/0 10/4
22.Heyward* G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/no AB ··· ··· ··· 209/143 .282/.411/.553/.964 .936/.978 1.061 105/.892 4/3 10/4
20.Hinske* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· 2/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 27/1.244 100/92 .326/.390/.584/.974 .393/1.024 .953 69/1.087 0/0 4/1
4.Infante G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 1/2.000 ··· 2/.000 ··· ··· 5/.400 113/77 .302/.336/.387/.723 .581/.788 .635 52/.761 2/1 1/6
10.Jones# G/S/vP ··· ··· 3/.667 ··· ··· 1/.000 4/.000 ··· 1/.000 21/.829 189/127 .240/.392/.367/.758 .803/.736 .669 86/.758 3/0 3/5
16.McCann* G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 4/.500 ··· ··· 1/.000 7/.929 ··· 3/1.667 5/2.200 180/130 .248/.383/.400/.783 .697/.817 .811 84/.792 1/1 5/5
24.McLouth* G/S/vP 2/.000 ··· 4/.500 ··· ··· 2/1.000 3/1.167 ··· 1/.000 4/.000 190/140 .179/.303/.295/.598 .427/.663 .404 97/.586 4/2 3/1
14.Prado G/S/vP 3/.000 1/no AB 2/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 2/.000 ··· 1/.000 1/.000 253/178 .323/.367/.450/.816 .790/.828 .703 124/.827 1/3 4/2
8.Ross G/S/vP 2/.000 1/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· 3/.000 58/25 .283/.411/.348/.759 .883/.570 .559 29/1.019 0/1 0/1
IP 64.0 19.2 24.1 46.0 23.1 13.2 5.1 33.2 25.2 16.1 TOTAL .256/.349/.393/.741 .694/.762 .689 .820 24/12 44/48
ERA-K/9 2.95/10.1 5.49/6.9 1.11/13.0 2.54/7.2 8.49/8.9 1.32/12.5 0.00/8.5 1.87/4.5 4.56/5.3 3.86/6.1 3.98/7.7

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 McCann (23-9-1)
 Ross (5-5-0)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 275/.207 83/.229 94/.211 178/.208 119/.292 52/.106 20/.125 139/.220 109/.235 67/.217 .246  Cabrera
 McLouth
 Infante
 Heyward
 Blanco
 Hinske
32/10/8/3
0/49/0/1
1/0/0/0
0/0/48/0
3/1/0/0
15/0/0/0
OPS .632 .639 .489 .522 .915 .343 .488 .626 .720 .606 .702
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 75/.689 27/.726 51/.520 68/.553 45/1.129 19/.053 10/.400 72/.513 41/.732 21/.667 .743
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 200/.611 56/.596 43/.452 110/.502 74/.777 33/.509 10/.500 67/.741 68/.707 46/.578 .673
Home 150/.606 44/.550 53/.547 99/.441 49/1.083 21/.048 16/.625 79/.683 48/1.015 30/.575
Last 28d days 130/.464 47/.593 53/.485 126/.494 5/3.000 37/.314 20/.488 67/.498 37/.886 41/.495
HR/SB/CS 3/3/3 1/0/0 0/3/1 0/2/1 3/3/0 0/0/0 0/0/1 3/3/1 5/1/0 1/2/0 41/29/12
Usage ····X··· ooo·o·o· ·o·oX·X· ··X····X ········ ··X·o·X· XX···X·· ·X····X· ·o··o·X· ··X··X·o
Dodgers Batters (4.70 RS/G) vs. Braves Pitchers (3.89 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 11.Kawakami
G/S/vB
43.Chavez
G/S/vB
50.Martinez
G/S/vB
54.Medlen
G/S/vB
58.Moylan
G/S/vB
34.O'Flaherty*
G/S/vB
40.Saito
G/S/vB
39.Venters*
G/S/vB
13.Wagner*
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
9.Anderson* G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· 8/.000 3/.000 ··· 1/.000 89/65 .155/.180/.238/.418 .399/.423 .297 41/.452 0/0 1/1
3.Belliard G/S/vP ··· 2/1.500 ··· 1/2.000 5/1.000 ··· 2/1.000 ··· 11/.664 78/50 .269/.359/.418/.777 .585/.890 .589 27/.689 0/1 1/4
23.Blake G/S/vP ··· 2/1.000 ··· 1/.000 1/3.000 1/no AB 1/no AB ··· ··· 200/150 .275/.343/.472/.815 .749/.837 .815 94/.860 0/1 7/9
14.Carroll G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 ··· 3/.666 1/.000 ··· 6/1.167 ··· 7/.143 146/107 .300/.397/.325/.722 .474/.808 .753 78/.710 3/0 0/3
33.DeWitt* G/S/vP ··· 3/.333 ··· 3/.666 ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 161/129 .259/.342/.357/.698 .758/.683 .839 73/.655 0/0 0/3
17.Ellis G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 27/21 .217/.269/.261/.530 .333/.594 .641 12/.333 0/0 0/1
16.Ethier* G/S/vP 3/.000 2/.000 ··· 6/1.667 3/1.167 3/.000 ··· ··· 3/.333 158/121 .364/.424/.678/1.102 .978/1.140 1.169 45/.949 0/0 11/0
15.Furcal# G/S/vP 3/.333 3/.666 ··· 7/.143 4/.500 1/2.000 ··· ··· 10/.425 129/104 .280/.328/.364/.693 .368/.773 .607 38/.454 8/1 0/8
5.Johnson G/S/vP 1/2.000 2/2.500 ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 2/.500 90/39 .301/.330/.410/.739 .869/.569 .667 33/.937 1/1 0/0
27.Kemp G/S/vP 3/1.334 2/1.000 ··· 7/.429 4/.500 ··· ··· ··· 4/1.000 244/185 .277/.340/.505/.845 .722/.885 .932 109/.786 7/8 11/3
7.Loney* G/S/vP 3/.000 4/.000 ··· 7/1.000 3/.667 ··· 1/.000 ··· 2/2.500 226/167 .286/.323/.424/.747 .664/.776 .794 100/.686 7/3 4/1
55.Martin G/S/vP ··· 2/.500 ··· 6/.000 4/.500 ··· ··· 1/.000 3/.000 210/160 .243/.340/.343/.682 .576/.715 .561 99/.682 3/1 4/5
99.Ramirez G/S/vP 3/.000 2/1.000 ··· 5/.000 2/2.500 ··· 1/.000 ··· 2/.000 132/111 .273/.371/.436/.808 .778/.813 .857 80/.592 0/1 4/1
IP 56.0 22.0 0.2 48.1 22.2 22.0 24.2 21.1 21.1 TOTAL .264/.331/.403/.734 .655/.761 .757 .672 32/17 43/50
ERA-K/9 4.66/5.1 7.36/9.0 0.00/0.0 2.79/6.7 2.78/7.9 2.45/8.2 2.92/12.4 1.27/8.0 1.69/13.9 3.73/7.1

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Ellis (6-1-1)
 Martin (23-11-3)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 240/.273 97/.270 3/.333 193/.287 101/.295 89/.225 99/.176 89/.181 84/.164 .246  Anderson
 Ethier
 Ramirez
 Johnson
 Kemp
12/0/6/1
0/0/34/1
29/0/0/0
28/1/12/0
0/54/0/0
OPS .801 .851 .667 .726 .732 .616 .528 .538 .557 .701
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 108/.849 35/1.028 / 93/.711 32/.907 41/.552 44/.506 31/.450 18/.229 .714
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 132/.761 62/.751 3/.667 100/.739 69/.657 48/.671 55/.544 58/.585 66/.650 .692
Road 146/.866 54/.990 3/.667 107/.698 70/.725 45/.653 64/.559 32/.544 41/.583
Last 28d days 123/.753 43/1.116 3/.667 124/.800 50/.771 44/.739 52/.522 44/.548 45/.589
HR/SB/CS 8/2/2 5/0/0 0/0/0 4/2/0 0/6/1 1/0/0 1/1/0 0/0/0 2/0/0 42/28/14
Usage ····X··· ···X···· ········ X····X·· o··o·o·X o·o·o·Xo o·X·oo·X o·XX··Xo ·Xo·oo·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.