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Game Preview: HOU @ CIN, 4:10pm, Saturday, April 28, 2012 @Great American Ball Park

Astros, 8-12, 8-12 5th, 5 GB, 5 GB in WC

SP: Lucas Harrell (27, RHP, 1-1, 3.97)

2012 Gamelogs / 2012 Splits / vs. CIN Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2012 (1-1) 22.2 19 10 10 10 11 1 3.97
2011 (0-2) 18.0 23 12 9 8 15 0 4.50
2010 (1-0) 24.0 34 18 13 17 15 2 4.88
Last 7 GS 1-2 36.0 37 18 16 15 21 1 4.00 48
2012-04-23 @MIL L 5.0 5 5 5 3 1 1 86 35
2012-04-18 @WSN ND 6.2 4 1 1 3 4 0 97 63
2012-04-13 @MIA ND 4.0 7 4 4 4 2 0 85 30
2012-04-07 COL W 7.0 3 0 0 0 4 0 93 75
2011-09-25 COL L 3.0 7 5 3 1 1 0 67 29
2011-09-02 MIL ND 5.1 3 0 0 2 4 0 114 64
2010-09-18 DET ND 5.0 8 3 3 2 5 0 88 42
Has never faced CIN as starter.
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:    4-5    Road:    4-7    ExtrInn: 0-2 
 vsRHP:   7-8    vsLHP:   1-4    1-Run:   2-5 
 vsEast:  3-7    vsCntrl: 2-2    vsWest:  3-3  IL: 0-0 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 20 Fri, Apr 27  @CIN  W   6-4        8-12  5th  5.0 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
 Last 10: 4-6    Last 20: 8-12   Last 30: 8-12
Reds, 9-11, 9-11 2nd, 4 GB, 4 GB in WC

SP: Johnny Cueto (26, RHP, 2-0, 1.78)

2012 Gamelogs / 2012 Splits / vs. HOU Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2012 (2-0) 25.1 22 6 5 6 19 2 1.78
2011 (9-5) 156.0 123 51 40 47 104 8 2.31
2010 (12-7) 185.2 181 79 75 56 138 19 3.64
Last 7 GS 2-0 41.0 40 14 13 9 26 3 2.85 55
2012-04-22 @CHC W 6.1 5 2 1 2 7 0 111 62
2012-04-17 @STL ND 7.0 7 1 1 2 5 1 113 62
2012-04-11 STL ND 5.0 7 3 3 0 3 1 91 44
2012-04-05 MIA W 7.0 3 0 0 2 4 0 95 73
2011-09-14 CHC ND 3.2 3 0 0 1 2 0 46 56
2011-09-07 @CHC ND 7.0 7 3 3 0 3 0 103 54
2011-09-02 @STL ND 5.0 8 5 5 2 2 1 78 31
Last 5 v.HOU 1-2 35.1 30 9 8 8 26 3 2.04 62
2010-09-29 HOU L 7.0 8 2 1 0 4 0 100 59
2010-09-17 @HOU ND 6.0 5 3 3 1 6 1 101 55
2010-07-24 @HOU W 8.0 4 0 0 1 6 0 122 79
2009-09-27 @HOU L 7.1 6 3 3 5 5 1 111 54
2009-04-27 HOU ND 7.0 7 1 1 1 5 1 98 63
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:    5-5    Road:    4-6    ExtrInn: 1-3 
 vsRHP:   5-7    vsLHP:   4-4    1-Run:   3-4 
 vsEast:  3-4    vsCntrl: 4-6    vsWest:  2-1  IL: 0-0 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 20 Fri, Apr 27   HOU  L   4-6        9-11  2nd  4.0 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
 Last 10: 5-5    Last 20: 9-11   Last 30: 9-11
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Fri, Apr 27, 2012 HOU  6 @CIN  4        W:Wandy Rodriguez (2-2), L: Mike Leake (0-3), S: Brett Myers (4)

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
Season Series: 2012 - HOU over 1-0; 2011 - CIN won 9-6; 2010 - CIN won 10-5; All-Time - CIN leads 429-395

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 (4.75 RS/G) vs. Reds Pitchers (4.25 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 47.Cueto
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 1/.000 1/.000 1/3.000 234/174 .276/.297/.357/.654 .766/.618 .657 82/1.008 7/3 2/2
12.Bixler G/S/vP 4/.000 1/4.000 1/.000 ··· ··· 2/1.000 1/no AB ··· 94/37 .205/.267/.265/.532 .466/.641 .529 7/.452 4/3 0/1
19.Bogusevic* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 2/.500 ··· 1/no AB 1/no AB 182/167 .287/.348/.457/.805 .421/.839 .799 74/.712 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 8/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 / /// / 51/.653 / /
16.Downs G/S/vP 3/.000 ··· 1/no AB 1/.000 2/.000 2/.000 4/.500 1/.000 222/169 .276/.347/.518/.864 1.032/.812 .781 22/.608 0/0 10/6
23.Johnson G/S/vP 9/.708 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 4/.000 3/1.334 4/1.500 1/.000 405/302 .251/.291/.378/.670 .635/.681 .737 79/.642 2/2 7/15
45.Lee G/S/vP 24/1.011 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/.000 ··· 1/no AB ··· 3/.666 341/224 .252/.303/.382/.685 .876/.582 .593 61/.719 1/1 6/15
14.Martinez G/S/vP ··· 2/2.000 1/.000 1/no AB 1/.000 2/.500 1/2.000 1/.000 226/169 .274/.319/.423/.742 1.119/.620 .728 86/.923 0/1 6/1
22.Maxwell G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· / /// / 22/.673 / /
1.Schafer* G/S/vP 4/.833 ··· ··· 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 2/.000 ··· 338/256 .242/.309/.315/.624 .560/.645 .586 89/.695 22/4 2/2
18.Snyder G/S/vP 4/.250 ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 7/.715 4/1.167 ··· 119/84 .271/.376/.396/.772 .826/.750 .938 33/.380 0/1 3/0
IP 156.0 53.0 50.0 77.2 75.2 61.1 115.2 TOTAL .261/.336/.379/.715 .656/.757 .702 .715 17/4 11/14
ERA-K/9 2.31/6.0 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 3.63/7.2

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

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 631/.220 226/.226 207/.147 / 307/.205 307/.234 268/.238 499/.284 .254  Lee
 Bogusevic
 Martinez
 Bixler
 Schafer
 Wright
 Downs
 Buck
80/0/0/10
13/0/40/9
51/0/1/5
27/4/6/1
0/79/0/1
0/0/1/0
0/0/3/0
25/1/14/0
OPS .593 .720 .534 .645 .566 .676 .834 .717
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 288/.588 92/.705 63/.392 / 116/.661 104/.503 94/.635 262/.808 .698
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 343/.598 134/.730 144/.598 / 191/.635 203/.599 174/.698 237/.862 .718
Home 260/.516 124/.619 98/.527 / 152/.717 152/.636 129/.701 273/.835
Last 28d days 108/.635 40/.494 41/.329 10/.200 43/.802 33/.830 36/.465 45/.851
HR/SB/CS 8/1/4 5/2/4 2/2/4 // 10/4/2 1/9/2 6/4/1 15/10/8 17/15/4
Usage ·····X·· o·oo···o ··X··X·o X·o····· o··X···· ·Xo··X·· ·X···oo· X·····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 (3.75 RS/G) vs. Astros Pitchers (4.25 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 64.Harrell
G/S/vB
58.Abad*
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 1/2.000 4/1.250 1/no AB ··· 7/.286 3/1.000 18/.977 ··· 10/1.375 664/468 .256/.341/.474/.814 .804/.818 .842 81/.842 8/7 32/4
2.Cozart G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 38/26 .324/.324/.486/.811 .667/.880 1.385 85/.737 0/0 2/0
21.Frazier G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 121/95 .232/.289/.438/.727 .985/.654 .644 11/1.545 1/0 6/2
29.Hanigan G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 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 ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 3/1.167 19/.263 ··· 1/.000 283/241 .246/.351/.317/.668 .887/.631 .531 31/.296 5/4 2/1
28.Heisey G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 2/.500 2/1.000 4/.833 ··· 2/.000 308/242 .254/.309/.487/.797 .553/.865 .861 41/.566 6/1 18/3
48.Ludwick G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· 3/.666 4/1.000 18/1.736 2/.500 ··· 558/417 .237/.310/.363/.674 .763/.644 .657 60/.709 1/1 13/2
39.Mesoraco G/S/vP ··· 1/5.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 53/45 .180/.226/.360/.586 .625/.579 .911 35/.785 0/0 2/3
4.Phillips G/S/vP 1/.000 2/.000 3/.666 ··· 5/2.300 9/1.112 31/.470 2/.000 8/1.768 675/518 .300/.353/.457/.810 .851/.798 .882 56/.701 14/9 18/6
27.Rolen G/S/vP ··· 3/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 9/1.556 21/1.326 ··· 3/.333 269/208 .242/.279/.397/.676 .769/.648 .782 71/.573 1/0 5/4
6.Stubbs G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· 5/1.400 4/.500 13/.968 2/.000 3/2.334 681/547 .243/.321/.364/.686 .896/.636 .761 84/.659 40/10 15/3
15.Valdez G/S/vP ··· 1/.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 1/.000 4/1.250 2/.500 ··· 4/1.000 7/.572 23/.891 2/.000 6/.533 719/518 .309/.416/.531/.947 .987/.930 .874 90/.868 8/6 29/6
IP 18.0 19.2 27.2 71.0 13.1 216.0 52.1 12.0 TOTAL .236/.304/.375/.678 .718/.631 .757 .678 7/4 16/14
ERA-K/9 4.50/7.5 7.32/6.9 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 3.96/6.8

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

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 86/.307 99/.326 125/.272 / 298/.264 71/.409 917/.267 231/.264 44/.154 .260  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 .710 .946 .809 .686 1.133 .751 .781 .583 .746
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 21/.897 45/.630 54/.697 / 108/.804 25/2.071 404/.786 88/.755 30/.205 .747
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 65/.647 54/1.257 71/.889 / 190/.619 46/.628 513/.724 143/.796 14/1.352 .760
Road 38/.815 42/.736 55/.977 / 143/.688 33/1.112 493/.727 105/.755 22/.282
Last 28d days 93/.707 8/1.875 40/.712 33/.589 45/.422 32/.989 21/.640 42/.652 20/.775
HR/SB/CS 0/0/0 5/1/0 3/1/0 // 6/1/2 4/2/0 31/15/6 6/7/1 1/2/0 23/16/5
Usage ····X··· o······· ··X···Xo ····X·X· o·o·o·oo ····Xo·o o·oo···· X··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.