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Game Preview: CHC @ HOU, 8:05pm, Tuesday, April 12, 2011 @Minute Maid Park

Cubs, 5-5, 5-5 2nd, 2 GB, 1 GB in WC

SP: James Russell (25, LHP, 1-0, 0.00)

2011 Gamelogs / 2011 Splits / vs. HOU Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2011 (1-0) 2.0 2 0 0 0 3 0 0.00
2010 (1-1) 49.0 55 37 27 11 42 11 4.96
Last 7 GS
Has never faced HOU as starter.
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:    3-3    Road:    2-2    ExtrInn: 0-0 
 vsRHP:   2-4    vsLHP:   3-1    1-Run:   2-2 
 vsEast:  0-0    vsCntrl: 3-4    vsWest:  2-1  IL: 0-0 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 10 Mon, Apr 11  @HOU  W   5-4        5-5   2nd  2.0 gb
  9 Sun, Apr 10  @MIL  L   5-6        4-5   4th  2.0 gb
  8 Sat, Apr  9  @MIL  L   0-6        4-4   3rd  2.0 gb
  7 Fri, Apr  8  @MIL  W   7-4        4-3   3rd  1.0 gb
  6 Wed, Apr  6   ARI  L   4-6        3-3   3rd  2.5 gb
  5 Tue, Apr  5   ARI  W   6-5        3-2   2nd  1.5 gb
  4 Mon, Apr  4   ARI  W   4-1        2-2   3rd  1.5 gb
  3 Sun, Apr  3   PIT  L   4-5        1-2   3rd  2.0 gb
  2 Sat, Apr  2   PIT  W   5-3        1-1   2nd  1.0 gb
  1 Fri, Apr  1   PIT  L   3-6        0-1   3rd  1.0 gb
 Last 10: 5-5    Last 20: 5-5    Last 30: 5-5 
Astros, 2-8, 2-8 6th, 5 GB, 4 GB in WC

SP: Brett Myers (30, RHP, 0-0, 2.03)

2011 Gamelogs / 2011 Splits / vs. CHC Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2011 (0-0) 13.1 9 4 3 6 4 1 2.03
2010 (14-8) 223.2 212 88 78 66 180 20 3.14
2009 (4-3) 70.2 74 38 38 23 50 18 4.84
Last 7 GS 4-1 46.0 40 19 17 17 35 6 3.33 55
2011-04-07 @CIN ND 6.1 6 2 2 3 4 1 106 54
2011-04-01 @PHI ND 7.0 3 2 1 3 0 0 85 62
2010-09-30 @CIN L 5.2 10 8 8 4 7 3 114 20
2010-09-24 @PIT W 6.0 6 6 5 4 1 1 101 35
2010-09-19 CIN W 7.0 6 0 0 1 5 0 106 69
2010-09-13 MIL W 7.0 6 1 1 1 10 1 107 70
2010-09-08 @CHC W 7.0 3 0 0 1 8 0 101 78
Last 5 v.CHC 4-0 36.2 31 6 6 5 42 1 1.47 69
2010-09-08 @CHC W 7.0 3 0 0 1 8 0 101 78
2010-07-27 CHC W 9.0 4 1 1 1 12 1 124 86
2010-07-21 @CHC ND 7.0 5 1 1 2 8 0 89 69
2010-06-06 CHC W 6.2 8 2 2 1 6 0 103 55
2008-08-30 @CHC W 7.0 11 2 2 0 8 0 107 55
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:    1-3    Road:    1-5    ExtrInn: 0-0 
 vsRHP:   2-7    vsLHP:   0-1    1-Run:   1-3 
 vsEast:  1-5    vsCntrl: 1-3    vsWest:  0-0  IL: 0-0 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 10 Mon, Apr 11   CHC  L   4-5        2-8   6th  5.0 gb
  9 Sun, Apr 10   FLA  W   7-1        2-7   6th  4.0 gb
  8 Sat, Apr  9   FLA  L   5-7        1-7   6th  5.0 gb
  7 Fri, Apr  8   FLA  L   3-4        1-6   6th  4.0 gb
  6 Thu, Apr  7  @CIN  W   3-2        1-5   6th  4.0 gb
  5 Wed, Apr  6  @CIN  L   4-12       0-5   6th  5.0 gb
  4 Tue, Apr  5  @CIN  L   2-8        0-4   6th  4.0 gb
  3 Sun, Apr  3  @PHI  L   3-7        0-3   5th  3.0 gb
  2 Sat, Apr  2  @PHI  L   4-9        0-2   4th  2.0 gb
  1 Fri, Apr  1  @PHI  L   4-5        0-1   3rd  1.0 gb
 Last 10: 2-8    Last 20: 2-8    Last 30: 2-8 
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Mon, Apr 11, 2011 CHC  5 @HOU  4        W:Ryan Dempster (1-2), L: Nelson Figueroa (0-2), S: Carlos Marmol (4)

Sun, Oct 03, 2010 HOU  4  CHC  0        W:Nelson Figueroa (7-4), L: Ryan Dempster (15-12), S: none
Sat, Oct 02, 2010 CHC  8 @HOU  3        W:Carlos Zambrano (11-6), L: J.A. Happ (6-4), S: none
Fri, Oct 01, 2010 CHC  2 @HOU  0        W:Casey Coleman (4-2), L: Bud Norris (9-10), S: Carlos Marmol (38)
Wed, Sep 08, 2010 HOU  4 @CHC  0        W:Brett Myers (11-7), L: Randy Wells (6-13), S: none
Tue, Sep 07, 2010 HOU  7 @CHC  3        W:Nelson Figueroa (5-2), L: Carlos Silva (10-6), S: none
Mon, Sep 06, 2010 CHC  5  HOU  4        W:Andrew Cashner (2-5), L: Wilton Lopez (5-2), S: Carlos Marmol (28)
Wed, Jul 28, 2010 HOU  8  CHC  1        W:Bud Norris (3-7), L: Randy Wells (5-8), S: none
Tue, Jul 27, 2010 HOU  6  CHC  1        W:Brett Myers (8-6), L: Andrew Cashner (1-4), S: none
Mon, Jul 26, 2010 CHC  5 @HOU  2        W:Carlos Silva (10-4), L: Wesley Wright (0-1), S: Carlos Marmol (19)
Season Series: 2011 - CHC over 1-0; 2010 - HOU won 11-7; 2009 - CHC won 11-6; All-Time - HOU leads 362-314

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

For the 2010 season

NOTE: Team stats shown are for the 2011 season. Player Stats for the 2010 season. We will switch to 2011 stats on May 1st.

Cubs Batters (4.30 RS/G) vs. Astros Pitchers (6.00 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 39.Myers
G/S/vB
58.Abad*
G/S/vB
66.Del Rosario
G/S/vB
47.Fulchino
G/S/vB
59.Lopez
G/S/vB
37.Lyon
G/S/vB
54.Melancon
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
28.Baker G/S/vP 3/1.334 3/.333 ··· 1/.000 2/.000 2/.000 1/.000 224/72 .272/.326/.413/.739 .945/.302 .613 19/1.053 1/0 4/7
15.Barney G/S/vP 2/.000 2/.000 ··· 1/2.000 1/no AB 2/.000 1/.000 85/56 .241/.294/.291/.585 .699/.528 .563 24/.893 0/0 0/2
24.Byrd G/S/vP 23/.848 ··· ··· 4/.500 4/.000 7/.453 ··· 630/448 .293/.346/.429/.775 .916/.717 .814 45/.843 5/1 12/3
13.Castro G/S/vP 13/.404 ··· ··· 2/.500 3/.666 4/1.500 1/.000 506/365 .300/.347/.408/.755 .897/.701 .639 46/.891 10/8 3/27
21.Colvin* G/S/vP 14/.929 1/.000 1/no AB ··· 2/1.000 2/2.000 ··· 395/278 .254/.316/.500/.816 .820/.813 .853 30/.503 6/1 20/6
9.DeWitt* G/S/vP 3/.000 4/.833 ··· 2/1.000 1/.000 6/.667 1/.000 496/411 .261/.336/.373/.709 .660/.719 .627 8/.536 3/2 5/14
1.Fukudome* G/S/vP 15/.343 2/.500 ··· 5/1.350 ··· 3/.666 ··· 429/379 .263/.371/.439/.809 .850/.804 .785 22/.813 7/8 13/1
55.Hill# G/S/vP 10/.300 1/2.000 ··· 2/.000 2/1.000 1/.000 1/.000 231/192 .214/.254/.298/.552 .694/.523 .606 4/.250 1/0 1/4
5.Johnson G/S/vP 1/.000 ··· ··· 1/2.000 ··· 4/1.000 ··· 215/106 .262/.291/.366/.657 .790/.520 .602 7/.000 2/2 2/0
22.Pena* G/S/vP 6/.167 1/.000 1/no AB ··· 1/no AB 2/.000 2/.000 582/392 .196/.325/.407/.732 .675/.759 .668 32/.572 5/1 28/6
16.Ramirez G/S/vP 38/.669 1/no AB ··· 7/1.738 2/.000 11/1.031 ··· 507/383 .241/.294/.452/.745 .816/.722 .632 44/.860 0/0 25/16
12.Soriano G/S/vP 31/.726 2/.000 1/.000 3/.333 3/.000 18/.528 1/2.000 548/382 .258/.322/.496/.818 .944/.764 .856 38/.871 5/1 24/7
18.Soto G/S/vP 9/.819 ··· 1/.000 1/.000 3/1.666 2/.000 1/.000 387/254 .280/.393/.497/.890 1.072/.796 .849 37/.604 0/1 17/4
IP 223.2 19.0 10.0 47.1 67.0 78.0 21.1 TOTAL .267/.338/.407/.744 .693/.770 .733 .744 1/2 7/7
ERA-K/9 3.14/7.2 2.84/5.7 4.50/3.6 5.51/8.8 2.96/6.7 3.12/6.2 4.22/9.3 5.70/5.8

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Hill (37-8-4)
 Soto (74-21-2)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 936/.248 76/.200 51/.405 217/.279 262/.261 333/.231 90/.238 .302  Soriano
 Byrd
 Colvin
 Fukudome
 Johnson
 Baker
134/0/0/6
0/151/0/6
55/18/59/4
0/0/110/4
62/7/22/0
0/0/4/0
OPS .683 .636 .982 .793 .653 .622 .674 .788
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 403/.688 31/.619 21/1.113 87/.817 106/.694 153/.576 35/.457 .860
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 533/.678 45/.648 30/.893 130/.775 156/.624 180/.657 55/.805 .754
Home 408/.672 29/.596 32/.920 97/.683 131/.569 188/.567 48/.701
Last 28d days 52/.600 22/.864 28/.776 23/.824 18/.686 18/.889 20/.400
HR/SB/CS 20/10/7 3/0/0 0/1/0 7/2/1 4/1/3 2/6/0 2/0/0 5/8/2
Usage ····X··· X·X·XX·· o·X··X·· ·o·o··o· X·oo··o· o···X·X· oo··oo··

NOTE: Team stats shown are for the 2011 season. Player Stats for the 2010 season. We will switch to 2011 stats on May 1st.

Astros Batters (3.90 RS/G) vs. Cubs Pitchers (4.60 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 40.Russell*
G/S/vB
43.Grabow*
G/S/vB
49.Marmol
G/S/vB
45.Marshall*
G/S/vB
62.Mateo
G/S/vB
29.Samardzija
G/S/vB
44.Stevens
G/S/vB
34.Wood
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
11.Bourgeois G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 136/72 .220/.294/.268/.562 .580/.546 .670 9/.667 12/4 0/0
21.Bourn* G/S/vP 3/.000 8/1.000 7/.000 7/.334 ··· 3/1.334 3/.333 2/.000 605/472 .265/.341/.346/.686 .555/.723 .691 41/.786 52/12 2/3
16.Downs G/S/vP 1/no AB ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 109/63 .216/.294/.320/.613 .700/.545 .499 9/.889 0/0 1/1
22.Hall G/S/vP ··· 9/.000 17/.443 9/2.514 ··· ··· ··· 17/.982 382/219 .247/.316/.456/.772 .680/.841 .778 36/.719 9/1 18/12
3.Inglett* G/S/vP ··· ··· 2/.000 1/2.000 ··· 1/no AB ··· 1/2.000 160/137 .254/.331/.401/.733 .419/.782 .663 10/.200 1/0 1/2
23.Johnson G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 2/.000 2/1.000 4/.000 ··· ··· ··· 362/264 .308/.337/.481/.818 .735/.848 .767 36/.520 3/0 11/18
45.Lee G/S/vP 1/.000 14/.517 21/.390 7/.453 3/1.667 1/.000 2/.500 28/1.118 649/502 .246/.291/.417/.708 .771/.689 .766 42/.687 3/3 24/7
4.Michaels G/S/vP 1/.000 ··· 8/.250 2/1.500 ··· 4/.833 2/3.500 2/.000 203/105 .253/.310/.468/.778 .876/.685 .780 6/.167 0/0 8/0
9.Pence G/S/vP 1/.000 6/.533 18/.631 4/1.833 1/.000 3/1.667 2/.000 4/.500 658/510 .282/.325/.461/.786 .820/.776 .864 44/.780 18/9 25/6
55.Quintero G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 2/.000 2/.000 2/.000 2/.000 2/1.500 3/.000 276/195 .234/.262/.317/.579 .375/.665 .525 24/.547 0/0 4/5
36.Sanchez G/S/vP ··· ··· 2/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· 1/2.000 ··· 272/192 .277/.312/.344/.656 .631/.666 .525 45/.843 0/1 0/5
46.Towles G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 51/41 .191/.235/.319/.554 .311/.612 .487 16/.938 0/0 1/1
29.Wallace* G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 1/2.000 1/.000 2/.000 ··· ··· ··· 159/132 .222/.296/.319/.615 .576/.623 .714 41/.703 0/0 2/3
IP 49.0 25.2 77.2 74.2 21.2 19.1 17.2 46.0 TOTAL .263/.316/.396/.711 .574/.731 .885 .711 6/1 6/8
ERA-K/9 4.96/7.7 7.36/7.0 2.55/16.0 2.65/10.8 5.82/10.8 8.38/4.2 6.11/7.6 3.13/9.6 4.60/9.4

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Quintero (35-19-4)
 Towles (8-3-0)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 219/.279 126/.321 332/.147 307/.210 93/.247 100/.269 84/.288 201/.210 .273  Pence
 Bourn
 Lee
 Hall
 Inglett
 Michaels
 Bourgeois
0/0/156/9
0/138/0/8
133/0/0/6
55/7/9/3
10/0/14/2
41/11/5/1
25/24/1/0
OPS .822 .930 .500 .569 .829 .930 .931 .654 .784
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 88/.726 42/.811 150/.490 112/.539 37/.900 37/.470 16/1.577 102/.656 .826
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 131/.887 84/.983 182/.508 195/.585 56/.780 63/1.202 68/.788 99/.639 .745
Road 101/.556 60/1.009 153/.490 166/.601 41/.885 61/.868 31/.547 91/.534
Last 28d days 7/.571 16/.741 23/.586 20/.526 13/.397 17/.641 / 23/.753
HR/SB/CS 11/3/1 5/6/0 1/10/1 3/3/0 6/1/0 4/4/1 4/1/0 4/9/0 12/9/3
Usage ······X· X·o··o·o X··X···X oo·o··Xo ·oo··ooo ··X···X· ·X·o···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.