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Game Preview: CHC @ BOS, 7:10pm, Saturday, May 21, 2011 @Fenway Park II

Cubs, 19-24, 19-24 5th, 5½ GB, 6 GB in WC

SP: Carlos Zambrano (30, RHP, 4-2, 4.89)

2011 Gamelogs / 2011 Splits / vs. BOS Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2011 (4-2) 57.0 53 31 31 19 39 4 4.89
2010 (11-6) 129.2 119 55 48 69 117 7 3.33
2009 (9-7) 169.1 155 78 71 78 152 10 3.77
Last 7 GS 3-2 45.0 41 24 24 13 30 2 4.80 51
2011-05-16 @CIN L 5.1 6 6 6 3 3 0 95 32
2011-05-10 STL ND 7.0 8 4 4 2 3 0 107 46
2011-05-04 @LAD W 8.0 5 1 1 1 4 0 107 71
2011-04-29 @ARI W 6.0 4 2 2 3 2 1 108 55
2011-04-24 LAD L 5.0 8 6 6 0 4 0 85 31
2011-04-18 SDP ND 8.0 3 0 0 1 10 0 110 85
2011-04-13 @HOU W 5.2 7 5 5 3 4 1 99 36
Last 5 v.BOS 0-0 5.0 5 4 4 3 8 2 7.20 46
2005-06-11 BOS ND 5.0 5 4 4 3 8 2 98 46
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:    9-13   Road:   10-11   ExtrInn: 2-0 
 vsRHP:  12-19   vsLHP:   7-5    1-Run:   5-6 
 vsEast:  2-0    vsCntrl: 6-11   vsWest: 11-12 IL: 0-1 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 43 Fri, May 20  @BOS  L   5-15      19-24  5th  5.5 gb
 42 Thu, May 19  @FLA  W   5-1       19-23  5th  5.5 gb
 41 Wed, May 18  @FLA  W   7-5       18-23  5th  6.0 gb
 40 Tue, May 17  @CIN  L   5-7       17-23  5th  7.0 gb
 39 Mon, May 16  @CIN  L   4-7       17-22  4th  6.0 gb
 38 Sat, May 14   SFG  L   0-3  (6)  17-21  5th  4.5 gb
 37 Fri, May 13   SFG  W  11-4       17-20  4th  4.0 gb
 36 Thu, May 12   STL  L   1-9       16-20  4th  5.0 gb
 35 Wed, May 11   STL  W  11-4       16-19  4th  4.0 gb
 34 Tue, May 10   STL  L   4-6       15-19  4th  5.0 gb
 Last 10: 4-6    Last 20: 9-11   Last 30:13-17
RedSox, 24-20, 24-20 2nd, ½ GB, 2 up in WC

SP: Alfredo Aceves (28, RHP, 1-0, 2.60)

2011 Gamelogs / 2011 Splits / vs. CHC Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2011 (1-0) 17.1 12 6 5 6 9 3 2.60
2010 (3-0) 12.0 10 5 4 4 2 1 3.00
2009 (10-1) 84.0 69 36 33 16 69 10 3.54
Last 7 GS 1-0 26.1 24 11 10 9 11 4 3.42 51
2009-07-09 @MIN ND 3.1 4 4 3 1 2 1 65 39
2008-09-26 @BOS ND 4.0 5 4 4 4 1 2 77 33
2008-09-20 BAL ND 6.0 5 0 0 3 3 0 92 62
2008-09-15 CHW ND 6.0 5 2 2 1 3 1 87 56
2008-09-09 @LAA W 7.0 5 1 1 0 2 0 89 65
Has never faced CHC as starter.
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   15-9    Road:    9-11   ExtrInn: 2-2 
 vsRHP:  16-13   vsLHP:   8-7    1-Run:   7-6 
 vsEast: 10-8    vsCntrl: 5-4    vsWest:  8-8  IL: 1-0 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 44 Fri, May 20   CHC  W  15-5       24-20  2nd  0.5 gb
 43 Thu, May 19   DET  W   4-3       23-20  3rd  1.5 gb
 42 Wed, May 18   DET  W   1-0       22-20  3rd  2.5 gb
 41 Mon, May 16   BAL  W   8-7       21-20  2nd  3.0 gb
 40 Sun, May 15  @NYY  W   7-5       20-20  3rd  3.0 gb
 39 Sat, May 14  @NYY  W   6-0       19-20  3rd  4.0 gb
 38 Fri, May 13  @NYY  W   5-4       18-20  3rd  5.0 gb
 37 Wed, May 11  @TOR  L   3-9       17-20  3rd  4.5 gb
 36 Tue, May 10  @TOR  L   6-7 (10)  17-19  3rd  4.5 gb
 35 Mon, May  9   MIN  W   2-1 (11)  17-18  3rd  3.5 gb
 Last 10: 8-2    Last 20:13-7    Last 30:20-10
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Fri, May 20, 2011 BOS 15  CHC  5        W:Jon Lester (6-1), L: Doug Davis (0-2), S: Scott Atchison (1)

Sun, Jun 12, 2005 BOS  8 @CHC  1        W:Tim Wakefield (5-6), L: Glendon Rusch (5-2), S: none
Sat, Jun 11, 2005 CHC  7  BOS  6        W:Todd Wellemeyer (2-1), L: Wade Miller (2-2), S: Ryan Dempster (8)
Fri, Jun 10, 2005 CHC 14  BOS  6        W:Greg Maddux (5-3), L: Bronson Arroyo (4-3), S: none
Season Series: 2011 - BOS over 1-0; 2010 -  0-0; 2009 -  0-0; All-Time - Tied 2-2

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 2011 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
Cubs Batters (4.19 RS/G) vs. RedSox Pitchers (4.41 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 91.Aceves
G/S/vB
32.Albers
G/S/vB
48.Atchison
G/S/vB
51.Bard
G/S/vB
53.Hill*
G/S/vB
46.Morales*
G/S/vB
58.Papelbon
G/S/vB
49.Wakefield
G/S/vB
35.Wheeler
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
28.Baker G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 2/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 83/44 .370/.386/.469/.855 1.154/.582 .837 47/.826 0/0 1/0
15.Barney G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 1/3.000 ··· ··· ··· 167/133 .318/.343/.401/.745 .867/.712 .748 96/.725 3/1 1/2
24.Byrd G/S/vP 3/1.667 2/1.000 1/no AB 1/no AB ··· 1/.000 3/.000 8/1.250 10/1.278 181/138 .308/.343/.419/.761 .717/.775 .842 95/.855 1/1 3/1
53.Castillo G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 8/5 .125/.125/.125/.250 .000/.400 .500 8/.250 0/0 0/1
13.Castro G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 190/144 .322/.347/.426/.774 .704/.796 .710 97/.608 4/0 1/9
9.DeWitt* G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 3/1.000 ··· 37/34 .250/.270/.361/.631 .667/.628 .429 21/.619 0/0 1/3
1.Fukudome* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 5/1.200 ··· ··· ··· 130/120 .327/.438/.364/.802 .819/.801 .512 83/.716 0/1 0/0
55.Hill# G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 2/1.500 2/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 46/38 .225/.295/.400/.695 .143/.795 .900 35/.787 0/0 1/4
5.Johnson G/S/vP ··· ··· 3/.000 ··· ··· 3/.000 1/.000 21/.405 3/.666 54/33 .404/.463/.702/1.165 .979/1.300 1.011 33/1.189 0/1 2/0
22.Pena* G/S/vP 3/.000 10/.856 5/.000 5/.400 ··· 1/.000 9/.904 46/.753 ··· 148/112 .229/.367/.381/.749 .361/.878 .813 84/.927 0/1 5/2
16.Ramirez G/S/vP ··· 5/.400 ··· ··· ··· 3/1.000 ··· 3/.000 8/.250 169/133 .299/.355/.383/.738 .684/.752 .722 84/.663 0/1 1/2
12.Soriano G/S/vP ··· 5/.400 2/.000 ··· ··· 2/1.000 ··· 41/1.060 7/.000 155/117 .265/.297/.524/.821 1.050/.747 .908 78/.815 0/0 11/4
IP 17.1 17.1 8.1 23.0 4.2 14.0 18.2 23.1 10.1 TOTAL .279/.334/.405/.739 .788/.724 .756 .734 9/6 33/33
ERA-K/9 2.60/4.7 1.56/9.4 4.32/7.6 3.52/8.6 0.00/11.5 3.86/7.1 2.41/12.0 5.40/4.2 11.32/7.0 4.22/7.3

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Castillo (1-1-0)
 Hill (7-0-1)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 71/.188 70/.206 37/.303 90/.200 17/.133 59/.204 77/.239 99/.267 49/.375 .248  Soriano
 Byrd
 Fukudome
 DeWitt
 Baker
 Johnson
40/0/0/3
0/42/0/2
0/0/31/1
1/0/0/0
0/0/2/0
7/5/9/0
OPS .658 .525 .776 .660 .369 .739 .581 .812 1.075 .719
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 35/.580 34/.698 14/.670 50/.722 7/.452 27/.935 41/.495 53/.698 21/1.176 .698
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 36/.732 36/.371 23/.841 40/.576 10/.311 32/.595 36/.684 46/.943 28/1.000 .738
Home 60/.603 38/.541 37/.776 42/.467 9/.476 37/.827 44/.518 74/.836 30/1.123
Last 28d days 41/.654 57/.532 37/.776 50/.704 17/.369 24/.657 42/.562 58/.774 19/1.199
HR/SB/CS 3/1/0 0/4/0 0/1/0 3/4/1 0/0/0 2/1/0 0/1/0 4/0/1 4/1/0 43/52/13
Usage ····Xo·· ·X····X· X···X··· ·XX··X·X ······X· ·····o·· ·XX··o·o ········ ········
RedSox Batters (4.57 RS/G) vs. Cubs Pitchers (5.07 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 38.Zambrano
G/S/vB
43.Grabow*
G/S/vB
57.Maine*
G/S/vB
49.Marmol
G/S/vB
45.Marshall*
G/S/vB
40.Russell*
G/S/vB
29.Samardzija
G/S/vB
34.Wood
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
23.Cameron G/S/vP 20/.255 7/.143 1/no AB 5/.200 12/.875 1/.000 6/1.100 6/.333 52/20 .152/.235/.283/.518 .607/.377 .630 32/.607 0/0 2/0
13.Crawford* G/S/vP 4/1.167 2/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 1/2.000 4/.000 179/122 .212/.247/.282/.530 .379/.600 .565 95/.643 6/3 1/1
7.Drew* G/S/vP 20/.933 4/.583 ··· 1/5.000 3/2.000 ··· ··· 37/.504 138/110 .248/.377/.381/.757 .783/.747 .763 75/.729 0/0 3/0
2.Ellsbury* G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/3.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 1/2.000 3/.667 190/139 .297/.353/.446/.798 .683/.840 .815 114/.862 14/4 4/0
28.Gonzalez* G/S/vP 19/.568 9/.347 1/.000 5/1.400 7/.286 2/.000 1/2.000 1/3.000 198/133 .326/.379/.564/.942 .660/1.079 .857 108/1.110 1/0 9/0
12.Lowrie# G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/2.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 1/.000 2/2.000 144/95 .313/.347/.478/.825 1.184/.624 .952 89/.630 0/1 3/6
54.McDonald G/S/vP ··· 2/2.500 ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 2/.000 22/7 .150/.227/.300/.527 .651/.286 .747 6/.533 1/1 1/1
34.Ortiz* G/S/vP 3/.333 1/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 1/3.000 4/1.250 176/122 .297/.375/.516/.891 .845/.910 .857 99/.950 0/0 8/
15.Pedroia G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/2.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 1/.000 2/.500 201/141 .246/.365/.317/.682 1.017/.548 .740 111/.544 8/2 2/2
39.Saltalamacchia# G/S/vP ··· 2/.000 1/5.000 2/1.000 2/.000 1/2.000 1/no AB ··· 96/69 .236/.292/.371/.662 .644/.669 .767 53/.762 0/0 2/1
44.Sutton# G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 1/3.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 0/ /// / 0/ 0/0 0/0
33.Varitek# G/S/vP 2/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 2/1.000 71/44 .190/.271/.238/.510 .459/.542 .554 39/.667 0/0 0/0
20.Youkilis G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/5.000 ··· ··· 1/3.000 2/.000 1/.000 174/117 .271/.402/.536/.938 1.172/.827 1.116 97/.975 0/0 8/3
IP 57.0 15.2 0.2 20.0 17.2 23.0 25.1 17.0 TOTAL .263/.341/.414/.754 .791/.738 .806 .793 30/11 44/22
ERA-K/9 4.89/6.2 4.02/5.2 40.50/0.0 1.35/12.2 1.53/9.7 6.26/5.1 3.91/10.0 2.65/7.9 4.72/8.1

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Saltalamacchia (31-10-3)
 Varitek (21-3-2)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 236/.257 75/.269 9/.625 81/.149 73/.254 104/.309 119/.191 78/.269 .266  Drew
 Cameron
 Ellsbury
 Crawford
 McDonald
0/0/33/2
1/2/12/0
0/41/0/0
42/0/0/0
5/2/4/0
OPS .718 .794 2.167 .454 .609 .943 .606 .760 .765
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 107/.723 27/.493 3/1.000 37/.587 30/.543 31/.594 53/.740 26/.795 .736
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 129/.715 48/.974 6/2.833 44/.336 43/.659 73/1.096 66/.503 52/.742 .785
Road 132/.723 32/.925 9/2.167 46/.434 34/.499 50/.760 69/.570 33/.930
Last 28d days 131/.752 31/.601 9/2.167 35/.361 31/.680 62/.840 61/.638 51/.827
HR/SB/CS 4/1/0 2/1/2 2/0/0 0/3/0 1/1/1 6/5/0 0/8/0 2/1/1 39/35/12
Usage ····X··· ·o······ Xo······ ·XX·X··· ··Xo···X X···o··· X·X·o·X· ·o·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.