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Game Preview: HOU @ CIN, 7:10pm, Friday, April 27, 2012 @Great American Ball Park

Astros, 7-12, 7-12 5th, 5 GB, 5 GB in WC

SP: Wandy Rodriguez (33, LHP, 1-2, 1.42)

2012 Gamelogs / 2012 Splits / vs. CIN Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2012 (1-2) 25.1 20 8 4 6 16 0 1.42
2011 (11-11) 191.0 182 81 74 69 166 25 3.49
2010 (11-12) 195.0 183 95 78 68 178 16 3.60
Last 7 GS 1-3 44.1 38 15 11 15 27 2 2.23 57
2012-04-22 LAD W 7.0 3 0 0 3 6 0 107 74
2012-04-17 @WSN L 7.0 5 1 1 0 3 0 87 66
2012-04-11 ATL L 5.0 6 4 3 1 5 0 82 45
2012-04-06 COL ND 6.1 6 3 0 2 2 0 97 55
2011-09-26 STL ND 6.1 8 2 2 3 2 0 102 48
2011-09-21 @CIN L 7.0 4 2 2 2 4 1 95 63
2011-09-16 @CHC ND 5.2 6 3 3 4 5 1 107 46
Last 5 v.CIN 0-2 31.0 24 15 14 15 29 5 4.06 55
2011-09-21 @CIN L 7.0 4 2 2 2 4 1 95 63
2011-08-02 CIN L 5.0 4 5 5 3 3 1 78 39
2011-05-11 CIN ND 7.0 10 3 3 0 4 2 114 49
2010-09-28 @CIN ND 6.0 3 2 1 4 8 0 108 64
2010-09-17 CIN ND 6.0 3 3 3 6 10 1 120 58
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:    4-5    Road:    3-7    ExtrInn: 0-2 
 vsRHP:   6-8    vsLHP:   1-4    1-Run:   2-5 
 vsEast:  3-7    vsCntrl: 1-2    vsWest:  3-3  IL: 0-0 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 19 Wed, Apr 25  @MIL  W   7-5        7-12  5th  5.0 gb
 18 Tue, Apr 24  @MIL  L   6-9        6-12  5th  5.0 gb
 17 Mon, Apr 23  @MIL  L   5-6        6-11  5th  5.0 gb
 16 Sun, Apr 22   LAD  W  12-0        6-10  5th  5.0 gb
 15 Sat, Apr 21   LAD  L   1-5        5-10  5th  5.0 gb
 14 Fri, Apr 20   LAD  L   1-3        5-9   5th  5.0 gb
 13 Thu, Apr 19  @WSN  W  11-4        5-8   4th  4.0 gb
 12 Wed, Apr 18  @WSN  L   2-3        4-8   4th  5.0 gb
 11 Tue, Apr 17  @WSN  L   0-1        4-7   3rd  4.0 gb
 10 Mon, Apr 16  @WSN  L   3-6        4-6   2nd  3.0 gb
 Last 10: 3-7    Last 20: 7-12   Last 30: 7-12
Reds, 9-10, 9-10 2nd, 3 GB, 3 GB in WC

SP: Mike Leake (24, RHP, 0-2, 6.50)

2012 Gamelogs / 2012 Splits / vs. HOU Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2012 (0-2) 18.0 22 13 13 5 8 2 6.50
2011 (12-9) 167.2 159 74 72 38 118 23 3.86
2010 (8-4) 138.1 158 77 65 49 91 19 4.23
Last 7 GS 2-3 47.0 44 22 22 9 23 6 4.21 52
2012-04-21 @CHC L 5.2 10 5 5 1 3 0 82 31
2012-04-15 @WSN ND 6.1 5 5 5 3 1 0 95 41
2012-04-10 STL L 6.0 7 3 3 1 4 2 99 49
2011-09-13 CHC W 8.0 6 1 1 2 2 0 91 66
2011-09-06 @CHC ND 9.0 3 2 2 0 6 1 91 79
2011-09-01 PHI L 6.0 7 4 4 1 3 1 97 44
2011-08-27 WSN W 6.0 6 2 2 1 4 2 104 55
Last 5 v.HOU 2-2 29.0 29 14 14 11 20 3 4.34 50
2011-05-03 HOU L 3.2 7 7 7 1 5 1 72 23
2011-04-05 HOU W 6.0 3 2 2 2 4 0 94 60
2010-07-25 @HOU L 6.1 7 4 4 3 3 2 94 43
2010-05-30 HOU ND 6.0 7 0 0 3 3 0 97 58
2010-04-28 @HOU W 7.0 5 1 1 2 5 0 105 66
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:    5-4    Road:    4-6    ExtrInn: 1-3 
 vsRHP:   5-7    vsLHP:   4-3    1-Run:   3-4 
 vsEast:  3-4    vsCntrl: 4-5    vsWest:  2-1  IL: 0-0 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 19 Thu, Apr 26   SFG  L   5-6        9-10  2nd  3.0 gb
 18 Wed, Apr 25   SFG  W   4-2        9-9   2nd  2.5 gb
 17 Tue, Apr 24   SFG  W   9-2        8-9   3rd  2.5 gb
 16 Sun, Apr 22  @CHC  W   4-3        7-9   2nd  4.0 gb
 15 Sat, Apr 21  @CHC  L   1-6        6-9   4th  4.0 gb
 14 Fri, Apr 20  @CHC  W   9-4        6-8   2nd  4.0 gb
 13 Thu, Apr 19  @STL  W   6-3        5-8   4th  4.0 gb
 12 Wed, Apr 18  @STL  L   1-11       4-8   4th  5.0 gb
 11 Tue, Apr 17  @STL  L   1-2 (10)   4-7   3rd  4.0 gb
 10 Sun, Apr 15  @WSN  W   8-5 (11)   4-6   3rd  3.0 gb
 Last 10: 6-4    Last 20: 9-10   Last 30: 9-10
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Wed, Sep 21, 2011 CIN  2  HOU  0        W:Bronson Arroyo (9-12), L: Wandy Rodriguez (11-11), S: none
Tue, Sep 20, 2011 CIN  6  HOU  4        W:Homer Bailey (9-7), L: Bud Norris (6-11), S: Francisco Cordero (34)
Mon, Sep 19, 2011 HOU  3 @CIN  2        W:David Carpenter (1-3), L: Nick Masset (3-6), S: Mark Melancon (19)
Wed, Aug 03, 2011 HOU  5  CIN  4        W:Jordan Lyles (1-6), L: Nick Masset (1-5), S: Mark Melancon (11)
Tue, Aug 02, 2011 CIN  5 @HOU  1        W:Homer Bailey (6-5), L: Wandy Rodriguez (7-8), S: none
Mon, Aug 01, 2011 HOU  4  CIN  3 (10)   W:Mark Melancon (6-3), L: Logan Ondrusek (4-4), S: none
Wed, May 11, 2011 HOU  4  CIN  3        W:Mark Melancon (3-1), L: Mike Leake (3-2), S: none
Tue, May 10, 2011 CIN  7 @HOU  3        W:Homer Bailey (2-0), L: Brett Myers (1-3), S: none
Mon, May 09, 2011 CIN  6 @HOU  1        W:Travis Wood (2-3), L: Aneury Rodriguez (0-1), S: none
Thu, May 05, 2011 CIN 10  HOU  4        W:Homer Bailey (1-0), L: Brett Myers (1-2), S: none
Season Series: 2012 -  0-0; 2011 - CIN won 9-6; 2010 - CIN won 10-5; All-Time - CIN leads 429-394

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 2012 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 2011 season

NOTE: Team stats shown are for the 2012 season. Player Stats for the 2011 season. We will switch to 2012 stats on May 1st.

Astros Batters (4.68 RS/G) vs. Reds Pitchers (4.16 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 44.Leake
G/S/vB
33.Arredondo
G/S/vB
54.Chapman*
G/S/vB
60.Hoover
G/S/vB
63.LeCure
G/S/vB
51.Marshall*
G/S/vB
66.Ondrusek
G/S/vB
31.Simon
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
27.Altuve G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 234/174 .276/.297/.357/.654 .766/.618 .657 77/.979 7/3 2/2
19.Bogusevic* G/S/vP 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 2/.500 ··· 1/no AB ··· 182/167 .287/.348/.457/.805 .421/.839 .799 70/.705 4/2 4/2
6.Buck* G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 3/.666 ··· ··· ··· 160/142 .228/.275/.342/.617 .300/.654 .574 25/.820 1/1 2/1
15.Castro* G/S/vP 3/1.167 ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· / /// / 47/.668 / /
16.Downs G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/no AB ··· 2/.000 2/.000 4/.500 ··· 222/169 .276/.347/.518/.864 1.032/.812 .781 18/.748 0/0 10/6
9.Gonzalez# G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· / /// / 40/.558 / /
23.Johnson G/S/vP 7/1.762 ··· 1/.000 ··· 4/.000 3/1.334 4/1.500 ··· 405/302 .251/.291/.378/.670 .635/.681 .737 75/.636 2/2 7/15
45.Lee G/S/vP 12/.250 2/.000 1/.000 ··· 6/1.000 10/.733 3/1.167 ··· 653/498 .275/.342/.446/.788 1.028/.715 .779 86/.738 4/3 18/7
4.Lowrie# G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 1/no AB ··· 2/.000 341/224 .252/.303/.382/.685 .876/.582 .593 57/.677 1/1 6/15
14.Martinez G/S/vP ··· 2/2.000 1/.000 ··· ··· 2/.500 1/2.000 ··· 226/169 .274/.319/.423/.742 1.119/.620 .728 81/.940 0/1 6/1
22.Maxwell G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· / /// / 21/.707 / /
1.Schafer* G/S/vP 3/1.334 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 2/.000 ··· 338/256 .242/.309/.315/.624 .560/.645 .586 84/.715 22/4 2/2
18.Snyder G/S/vP 2/1.000 ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 7/.715 4/1.167 ··· 119/84 .271/.376/.396/.772 .826/.750 .938 33/.380 0/1 3/0
IP 167.2 53.0 50.0 77.2 75.2 61.1 115.2 TOTAL .262/.338/.379/.717 .656/.764 .704 .717 15/4 11/13
ERA-K/9 3.86/6.3 3.23/8.2 3.60/12.8 /0.0 3.71/8.5 2.26/9.4 3.23/6.0 4.90/6.5 3.66/7.2

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Snyder (17-6-5)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 693/.250 226/.226 207/.147 / 307/.205 307/.234 268/.238 499/.284 .254  Lee
 Bogusevic
 Martinez
 Schafer
 Buck
 Wright
 Downs
80/0/0/10
13/0/40/9
51/0/1/5
0/79/0/1
25/1/14/0
0/0/1/0
0/0/3/0
OPS .714 .720 .534 .645 .566 .676 .834 .719
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 331/.743 92/.705 63/.392 / 116/.661 104/.503 94/.635 262/.808 .701
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 362/.688 134/.730 144/.598 / 191/.635 203/.599 174/.698 237/.862 .723
Home 400/.718 124/.619 98/.527 / 152/.717 152/.636 129/.701 273/.835
Last 28d days 78/.908 37/.539 41/.329 3/.333 40/.869 33/.830 36/.465 38/.837
HR/SB/CS 23/5/2 5/2/4 2/2/4 // 10/4/2 1/9/2 6/4/1 15/10/8 17/13/4
Usage ·····X·· ·oo···o· ·X··X·o· ·o······ ··X····· Xo··X··X X···oo·· ·····X··

NOTE: Team stats shown are for the 2012 season. Player Stats for the 2011 season. We will switch to 2012 stats on May 1st.

Reds Batters (3.74 RS/G) vs. Astros Pitchers (4.26 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 51.Rodriguez*
G/S/vB
28.Carpenter
G/S/vB
55.Cruz
G/S/vB
59.Lopez
G/S/vB
37.Lyon
G/S/vB
39.Myers
G/S/vB
43.Rodriguez
G/S/vB
53.Wright*
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
32.Bruce* G/S/vP 26/.076 1/no AB ··· 7/.286 3/1.000 18/.977 ··· 10/1.375 664/468 .256/.341/.474/.814 .804/.818 .842 77/.792 8/7 32/4
2.Cozart G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 38/26 .324/.324/.486/.811 .667/.880 1.385 80/.760 0/0 2/0
21.Frazier G/S/vP 2/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 121/95 .232/.289/.438/.727 .985/.654 .644 10/1.278 1/0 6/2
29.Hanigan G/S/vP 13/.641 1/.000 ··· 3/.333 3/.666 12/.900 ··· 2/1.000 304/256 .267/.356/.357/.714 .871/.685 .646 45/.623 0/0 6/4
9.Harris* G/S/vP 3/2.667 ··· ··· ··· 3/1.167 19/.263 ··· 1/.000 283/241 .246/.351/.317/.668 .887/.631 .531 30/.306 5/4 2/1
28.Heisey G/S/vP 9/1.319 1/.000 ··· 2/.500 2/1.000 3/1.167 ··· 2/.000 308/242 .254/.309/.487/.797 .553/.865 .861 40/.581 6/1 18/3
48.Ludwick G/S/vP 35/.806 ··· ··· 3/.666 4/1.000 18/1.736 1/no AB ··· 558/417 .237/.310/.363/.674 .763/.644 .657 56/.764 1/1 13/2
39.Mesoraco G/S/vP 3/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 53/45 .180/.226/.360/.586 .625/.579 .911 31/.707 0/0 2/3
4.Phillips G/S/vP 51/.666 3/.666 ··· 5/2.300 9/1.112 31/.470 1/.000 8/1.768 675/518 .300/.353/.457/.810 .851/.798 .882 52/.690 14/9 18/6
27.Rolen G/S/vP 17/.710 ··· ··· 1/.000 9/1.556 21/1.326 ··· 3/.333 269/208 .242/.279/.397/.676 .769/.648 .782 67/.609 1/0 5/4
6.Stubbs G/S/vP 23/.620 ··· ··· 5/1.400 4/.500 13/.968 1/.000 3/2.334 681/547 .243/.321/.364/.686 .896/.636 .761 80/.668 40/10 15/3
15.Valdez G/S/vP 2/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 3/.666 5/1.000 ··· ··· 300/197 .249/.294/.341/.634 .665/.618 .718 28/.491 3/3 1/9
19.Votto* G/S/vP 42/.832 2/.500 ··· 4/1.000 7/.572 23/.891 1/.000 6/.533 719/518 .309/.416/.531/.947 .987/.930 .874 86/.854 8/6 29/6
IP 191.0 27.2 71.0 13.1 216.0 52.1 12.0 TOTAL .237/.305/.369/.674 .674/.645 .756 .674 6/3 14/13
ERA-K/9 3.49/7.8 2.93/9.4 /0.0 2.79/7.1 11.48/4.1 4.46/6.7 3.96/9.8 1.50/8.2 3.96/6.6

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Hanigan (34-18-2)
 Mesoraco (8-3-0)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 808/.251 125/.272 / 298/.264 71/.409 917/.267 231/.264 44/.154 .261  Bruce
 Ludwick
 Stubbs
 Heisey
 Frazier
 Harris
0/0/155/10
117/0/14/10
0/157/0/8
88/18/10/2
4/0/0/1
33/7/6/0
OPS .739 .809 .686 1.133 .751 .781 .583 .745
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 162/.628 54/.697 / 108/.804 25/2.071 404/.786 88/.755 30/.205 .725
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 646/.768 71/.889 / 190/.619 46/.628 513/.724 143/.796 14/1.352 .772
Road 458/.740 55/.977 / 143/.688 33/1.112 493/.727 105/.755 22/.282
Last 28d days 105/.513 40/.712 33/.589 42/.452 32/.989 19/.711 38/.724 20/.775
HR/SB/CS 25/20/3 3/1/0 // 6/1/2 4/2/0 31/15/6 6/7/1 1/2/0 21/15/4
Usage ····X··· ·X···Xoo ···X·X·· ·o·o·ooo ···Xo·o· ·oo····o ··X·o··· ·o·o··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.