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Game Preview: CHC @ HOU, 8:05pm, Wednesday, April 13, 2011 @Minute Maid Park

Cubs, 5-6, 5-6 4th, 3 GB, 1 GB in WC

SP: Carlos Zambrano (30, RHP, 1-0, 5.25)

2011 Gamelogs / 2011 Splits / vs. HOU Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2011 (1-0) 12.0 12 7 7 6 9 2 5.25
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 5-0 46.0 28 12 10 24 39 2 1.96 62
2011-04-08 @MIL W 6.0 7 4 4 3 5 1 112 44
2011-04-02 PIT ND 6.0 5 3 3 3 4 1 95 51
2010-10-02 @HOU W 6.1 3 3 2 3 5 0 92 59
2010-09-27 @SDP W 7.0 3 0 0 4 5 0 106 72
2010-09-21 SFG ND 6.0 3 0 0 5 8 0 116 69
2010-09-15 @STL W 6.0 4 2 1 3 3 0 104 58
2010-09-10 @MIL W 8.2 3 0 0 3 9 0 119 84
Last 5 v.HOU 2-1 31.2 20 9 8 15 21 1 2.27 60
2010-10-02 @HOU W 6.1 3 3 2 3 5 0 92 59
2010-06-04 @HOU L 4.1 6 3 3 3 3 0 84 39
2009-07-27 HOU ND 7.0 3 1 1 4 4 1 103 67
2009-06-10 @HOU ND 8.0 3 1 1 2 3 0 104 73
2009-04-06 @HOU W 6.0 5 1 1 3 6 0 97 61
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:    3-3    Road:    2-3    ExtrInn: 0-0 
 vsRHP:   2-5    vsLHP:   3-1    1-Run:   2-2 
 vsEast:  0-0    vsCntrl: 3-5    vsWest:  2-1  IL: 0-0 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 11 Tue, Apr 12  @HOU  L   2-11       5-6   4th  3.0 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
 Last 10: 5-5    Last 20: 5-6    Last 30: 5-6 
Astros, 3-8, 3-8 6th, 5 GB, 3 GB in WC

SP: Wandy Rodriguez (32, LHP, 0-1, 6.55)

2011 Gamelogs / 2011 Splits / vs. CHC Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2011 (0-1) 11.0 17 8 8 1 7 0 6.55
2010 (11-12) 195.0 183 95 78 68 178 16 3.60
2009 (14-12) 205.2 192 77 69 63 193 21 3.02
Last 7 GS 0-1 43.1 41 23 19 17 47 4 3.95 53
2011-04-08 FLA ND 7.0 8 1 1 0 2 0 83 59
2011-04-02 @PHI L 4.0 9 7 7 1 5 0 83 20
2010-09-28 @CIN ND 6.0 3 2 1 4 8 0 108 64
2010-09-22 @WSN ND 6.1 6 3 3 2 6 1 114 53
2010-09-17 CIN ND 6.0 3 3 3 6 10 1 120 58
2010-09-11 LAD ND 7.0 5 3 3 3 10 1 111 62
2010-09-06 @CHC ND 7.0 7 4 1 1 6 1 97 58
Last 5 v.CHC 1-0 34.0 32 13 10 7 24 5 2.65 57
2010-09-06 @CHC ND 7.0 7 4 1 1 6 1 97 58
2010-07-19 @CHC W 6.0 8 5 5 1 2 2 89 37
2010-04-18 @CHC ND 7.0 6 2 2 1 3 0 105 59
2009-07-27 @CHC ND 7.0 6 1 1 2 7 1 101 66
2009-06-10 CHC ND 7.0 5 1 1 2 6 1 116 67
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:    2-3    Road:    1-5    ExtrInn: 0-0 
 vsRHP:   2-7    vsLHP:   1-1    1-Run:   1-3 
 vsEast:  1-5    vsCntrl: 2-3    vsWest:  0-0  IL: 0-0 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 11 Tue, Apr 12   CHC  W  11-2        3-8   6th  5.0 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
 Last 10: 3-7    Last 20: 3-8    Last 30: 3-8 
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Tue, Apr 12, 2011 HOU 11  CHC  2        W:Brett Myers (1-0), L: James Russell (1-1), S: none
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
Season Series: 2011 - tied 1-1; 2010 - HOU won 11-7; 2009 - CHC won 11-6; All-Time - HOU leads 363-314

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 (4.09 RS/G) vs. Astros Pitchers (5.64 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 51.Rodriguez*
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 12/1.227 3/.333 ··· 1/.000 2/.000 2/.000 1/.000 224/72 .272/.326/.413/.739 .945/.302 .613 21/.952 1/0 4/7
15.Barney G/S/vP 3/1.334 2/.000 ··· 1/2.000 1/no AB 2/.000 1/.000 85/56 .241/.294/.291/.585 .699/.528 .563 28/.757 0/0 0/2
24.Byrd G/S/vP 23/.716 ··· ··· 4/.500 4/.000 7/.453 ··· 630/448 .293/.346/.429/.775 .916/.717 .814 48/.938 5/1 12/3
13.Castro G/S/vP 3/.000 ··· ··· 2/.500 3/.666 4/1.500 1/.000 506/365 .300/.347/.408/.755 .897/.701 .639 51/.882 10/8 3/27
21.Colvin* G/S/vP 6/.834 1/.000 1/no AB ··· 2/1.000 2/2.000 ··· 395/278 .254/.316/.500/.816 .820/.813 .853 34/.698 6/1 20/6
9.DeWitt* G/S/vP 6/1.000 4/.833 ··· 3/.666 1/.000 6/.667 1/.000 496/411 .261/.336/.373/.709 .660/.719 .627 9/.472 3/2 5/14
1.Fukudome* G/S/vP 6/.334 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 5/.650 1/2.000 ··· 2/.000 2/1.000 1/.000 1/.000 231/192 .214/.254/.298/.552 .694/.523 .606 5/.400 1/0 1/4
5.Johnson G/S/vP 23/.554 ··· ··· 2/2.500 ··· 4/1.000 ··· 215/106 .262/.291/.366/.657 .790/.520 .602 9/.333 2/2 2/0
22.Pena* G/S/vP 3/.333 1/.000 1/no AB 1/.000 1/no AB 2/.000 2/.000 582/392 .196/.325/.407/.732 .675/.759 .668 36/.565 5/1 28/6
16.Ramirez G/S/vP 36/.718 1/no AB ··· 7/1.738 2/.000 11/1.031 ··· 507/383 .241/.294/.452/.745 .816/.722 .632 47/.846 0/0 25/16
12.Soriano G/S/vP 29/.249 2/.000 1/.000 4/.250 3/.000 18/.528 1/2.000 548/382 .258/.322/.496/.818 .944/.764 .856 42/.786 5/1 24/7
18.Soto G/S/vP 18/1.071 ··· 1/.000 1/.000 3/1.666 2/.000 1/.000 387/254 .280/.393/.497/.890 1.072/.796 .849 41/.593 0/1 17/4
IP 195.0 19.0 10.0 47.1 67.0 78.0 21.1 TOTAL .269/.335/.411/.746 .693/.768 .738 .746 1/2 8/11
ERA-K/9 3.60/8.2 2.84/5.7 4.50/3.6 5.51/8.8 2.96/6.7 3.12/6.2 4.22/9.3 5.34/6.0

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

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 822/.250 76/.200 51/.405 217/.279 262/.261 333/.231 90/.238 .301  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 .700 .636 .982 .793 .653 .622 .674 .785
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 171/.642 31/.619 21/1.113 87/.817 106/.694 153/.576 35/.457 .883
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 651/.715 45/.648 30/.893 130/.775 156/.624 180/.657 55/.805 .740
Home 405/.604 29/.596 32/.920 97/.683 131/.569 188/.567 48/.701
Last 28d days 52/.830 22/.864 28/.776 27/.813 18/.686 18/.889 20/.400
HR/SB/CS 16/13/11 3/0/0 0/1/0 7/2/1 4/1/3 2/6/0 2/0/0 6/8/2
Usage ····X··· ·X·X·XX· ·o·X··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 (4.55 RS/G) vs. Cubs Pitchers (5.18 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 38.Zambrano
G/S/vB
43.Grabow*
G/S/vB
49.Marmol
G/S/vB
45.Marshall*
G/S/vB
62.Mateo
G/S/vB
40.Russell*
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 ··· 2/1.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 136/72 .220/.294/.268/.562 .580/.546 .670 10/.800 12/4 0/0
21.Bourn* G/S/vP 21/.962 9/.875 7/.000 7/.334 ··· 5/.400 4/1.750 4/.250 2/.000 605/472 .265/.341/.346/.686 .555/.723 .691 46/.811 52/12 2/3
16.Downs G/S/vP 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/no AB ··· ··· ··· 109/63 .216/.294/.320/.613 .700/.545 .499 9/.889 0/0 1/1
22.Hall G/S/vP 47/.639 10/.000 17/.443 9/2.514 1/.000 1/2.000 2/.000 ··· 17/.982 382/219 .247/.316/.456/.772 .680/.841 .778 41/.679 9/1 18/12
3.Inglett* G/S/vP 2/.500 ··· 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 3/.666 2/.000 2/.000 2/1.000 5/.000 1/.000 2/.500 ··· ··· 362/264 .308/.337/.481/.818 .735/.848 .767 41/.485 3/0 11/18
45.Lee G/S/vP 65/1.187 15/.481 21/.390 7/.453 3/1.667 2/.000 3/.000 3/.333 28/1.118 649/502 .246/.291/.417/.708 .771/.689 .766 47/.612 3/3 24/7
4.Michaels G/S/vP ··· 1/2.000 8/.250 2/1.500 1/.000 2/.000 6/.533 2/3.500 2/.000 203/105 .253/.310/.468/.778 .876/.685 .780 11/.282 0/0 8/0
9.Pence G/S/vP 28/.566 7/.929 18/.631 4/1.833 1/.000 3/1.334 4/1.167 3/.000 4/.500 658/510 .282/.325/.461/.786 .820/.776 .864 49/.846 18/9 25/6
55.Quintero G/S/vP 12/.349 2/2.000 2/.000 2/.000 2/.000 1/3.000 4/.833 2/1.500 3/.000 276/195 .234/.262/.317/.579 .375/.665 .525 28/.870 0/0 4/5
36.Sanchez G/S/vP 3/.000 1/2.000 2/.000 1/.000 ··· 2/1.000 1/2.000 2/2.500 ··· 272/192 .277/.312/.344/.656 .631/.666 .525 50/.949 0/1 0/5
46.Towles G/S/vP 3/.000 ··· 1/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 51/41 .191/.235/.319/.554 .311/.612 .487 16/.938 0/0 1/1
29.Wallace* G/S/vP 3/1.000 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 129.2 25.2 77.2 74.2 21.2 49.0 19.1 17.2 46.0 TOTAL .276/.326/.411/.737 .814/.722 .900 .737 8/1 6/9
ERA-K/9 3.33/8.1 7.36/7.0 2.55/16.0 2.65/10.8 5.82/10.8 4.96/7.7 8.38/4.2 6.11/7.6 3.13/9.6 5.06/9.3

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

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 571/.246 126/.321 332/.147 307/.210 93/.247 219/.279 100/.269 84/.288 201/.210 .286  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 .678 .930 .500 .569 .829 .822 .930 .931 .654 .802
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 251/.788 42/.811 150/.490 112/.539 37/.900 88/.726 37/.470 16/1.577 102/.656 .831
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 320/.594 84/.983 182/.508 195/.585 56/.780 131/.887 63/1.202 68/.788 99/.639 .779
Road 343/.683 60/1.009 153/.490 166/.601 41/.885 101/.556 61/.868 31/.547 91/.534
Last 28d days 52/.802 25/1.009 23/.586 20/.526 16/.321 19/1.000 31/.690 5/.600 23/.753
HR/SB/CS 7/9/3 5/6/0 1/10/1 3/3/0 6/1/0 11/3/1 4/4/1 4/1/0 4/9/0 12/11/3
Usage ····X··· XX·o··o· ·X··X··· ·oo·o··X o·oo··oo X······X X··X···X X······· ··X·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.