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Game Preview: ATL @ HOU, 8:05pm, Tuesday, April 10, 2012 @Minute Maid Park

Braves, 0-4, 0-4 5th, 4 GB, 3 GB in WC

SP: Tommy Hanson (25, RHP, 0-1, 1.80)

2012 Gamelogs / 2012 Splits / vs. HOU Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2012 (0-1) 5.0 4 1 1 3 4 0 1.80
2011 (11-7) 130.0 106 55 52 46 142 17 3.60
2010 (10-11) 202.2 182 86 75 56 173 14 3.33
Last 7 GS 1-4 38.2 44 26 26 15 43 9 6.05 46
2012-04-05 @NYM L 5.0 4 1 1 3 4 0 83 56
2011-08-06 @NYM L 3.1 8 7 7 2 5 4 81 19
2011-07-31 FLA L 6.0 6 3 3 4 7 1 108 51
2011-07-26 PIT ND 6.0 7 3 3 2 6 1 103 50
2011-07-21 @COL W 6.0 7 6 6 1 7 1 100 40
2011-07-16 WSN L 5.1 8 5 5 2 8 1 103 38
2011-07-09 @PHI ND 7.0 4 1 1 1 6 1 94 70
Last 5 v.HOU 3-0 37.0 17 6 4 5 42 1 0.97 76
2011-06-12 @HOU W 7.0 3 1 1 2 14 0 112 79
2011-05-16 HOU W 7.0 3 2 1 1 10 1 94 74
2010-08-11 @HOU ND 7.0 2 1 0 2 4 0 94 73
2010-04-30 HOU W 8.0 4 2 2 0 7 0 99 73
2009-09-09 @HOU ND 8.0 5 0 0 0 7 0 98 79
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:    0-0    Road:    0-4    ExtrInn: 0-0 
 vsRHP:   0-1    vsLHP:   0-3    1-Run:   0-1 
 vsEast:  0-3    vsCntrl: 0-1    vsWest:  0-0  IL: 0-0 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
  4 Mon, Apr  9  @HOU  L   3-8        0-4   5th  4.0 gb
  3 Sun, Apr  8  @NYM  L   5-7        0-3   5th  3.0 gb
  2 Sat, Apr  7  @NYM  L   2-4        0-2   5th  2.0 gb
  1 Thu, Apr  5  @NYM  L   0-1        0-1   4th  1.0 gb
 Last 10: 0-4    Last 20: 0-4    Last 30: 0-4 
Astros, 3-1, 3-1 2nd, ½ GB, tied for WC

SP: Kyle Weiland (25, RHP, 0-0, undef)

2012 Gamelogs / 2012 Splits / vs. ATL Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2011 (0-3) 24.2 29 22 21 12 13 5 7.66
Last 7 GS 0-3 21.2 28 22 21 12 11 5 8.72 35
2011-09-19 BAL L 4.2 5 6 5 2 5 3 85 35
2011-09-15 TBR L 3.0 3 4 4 2 1 1 61 36
2011-09-10 @TBR ND 4.0 6 3 3 3 1 0 82 36
2011-07-19 @BAL L 6.0 6 3 3 3 2 0 100 47
2011-07-10 BAL ND 4.0 8 6 6 2 2 1 78 22
Has never faced ATL as starter.
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:    3-1    Road:    0-0    ExtrInn: 0-0 
 vsRHP:   2-1    vsLHP:   1-0    1-Run:   1-0 
 vsEast:  1-0    vsCntrl: 0-0    vsWest:  2-1  IL: 0-0 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
  4 Mon, Apr  9   ATL  W   8-3        3-1   2nd  0.5 gb
  3 Sun, Apr  8   COL  W   3-2        2-1   2nd  0.5 gb
  2 Sat, Apr  7   COL  W   7-3        1-1   2nd  0.5 gb
  1 Fri, Apr  6   COL  L   3-5        0-1   3rd  1.5 gb
 Last 10: 3-1    Last 20: 3-1    Last 30: 3-1 
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Mon, Apr 09, 2012 HOU  8  ATL  3        W:J.A. Happ (1-0), L: Brandon Beachy (0-1), S: none

Mon, Jun 13, 2011 HOU  8  ATL  3        W:Wandy Rodriguez (4-3), L: Derek Lowe (3-5), S: none
Sun, Jun 12, 2011 ATL  4 @HOU  1        W:Tommy Hanson (8-4), L: Brett Myers (2-6), S: Jonny Venters (3)
Sat, Jun 11, 2011 ATL  6 @HOU  3 (10)   W:Scott Linebrink (2-1), L: Brandon Lyon (3-3), S: none
Fri, Jun 10, 2011 ATL 11 @HOU  4        W:Tim Hudson (5-5), L: Aneury Rodriguez (0-4), S: none
Tue, May 17, 2011 ATL  3  HOU  1 (11)   W:Cory Gearrin (1-1), L: Jeff Fulchino (0-2), S: none
Mon, May 16, 2011 ATL  3  HOU  2        W:Tommy Hanson (5-3), L: Fernando Abad (1-4), S: Craig Kimbrel (11)
Wed, Aug 11, 2010 ATL  8 @HOU  2 (10)   W:Billy Wagner (6-2), L: Brandon Lyon (6-5), S: none
Tue, Aug 10, 2010 ATL  4 @HOU  2        W:Jonny Venters (4-0), L: Matt Lindstrom (2-3), S: Billy Wagner (28)
Mon, Aug 09, 2010 HOU 10  ATL  4        W:Tim Byrdak (2-1), L: Kyle Farnsworth (3-1), S: none
Season Series: 2012 - HOU over 1-0; 2011 - ATL won 5-1; 2010 - ATL won 5-1; All-Time - ATL leads 375-320

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.

Braves Batters (2.50 RS/G) vs. Astros Pitchers (3.25 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 56.Weiland
G/S/vB
28.Carpenter
G/S/vB
55.Cruz
G/S/vB
30.Happ*
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/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
24.Bourn* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 6/.334 ··· ··· 8/1.071 ··· 1/.000 722/510 .294/.349/.386/.734 .645/.772 .711 16/.388 61/14 2/3
17.Constanza* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 119/77 .303/.339/.385/.724 .799/.683 .798 3/.000 7/4 2/1
23.Diaz G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 ··· 20/1.315 1/.000 3/1.000 4/1.750 2/2.000 2/.000 268/125 .263/.302/.323/.625 .692/.550 .588 11/.495 5/2 0/2
25.Francisco* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 3/.666 1/.000 1/.000 3/.000 ··· 2/1.000 97/83 .258/.289/.452/.740 .286/.820 .835 8/.250 1/0 3/2
5.Freeman* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 3/.666 2/.000 1/.000 6/.167 3/.000 ··· 635/431 .282/.346/.448/.795 .707/.837 .785 16/.500 4/4 21/6
22.Heyward* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 1/.000 3/1.666 ··· 1/.000 456/341 .227/.319/.389/.708 .577/.754 .734 13/.762 9/2 14/6
20.Hinske* G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 7/1.071 6/.666 2/1.000 ··· 264/228 .233/.311/.403/.713 .461/.754 .738 3/.667 0/1 10/0
16.McCann* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 19/.498 1/2.000 5/1.600 44/1.007 1/.000 2/.000 527/363 .270/.351/.466/.817 .794/.826 .759 16/.521 3/2 24/5
1.Pastornicky G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 ··· 2/1.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 / /// / 10/.744 / /
14.Prado G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 16/.990 1/.000 ··· 12/.955 ··· 4/.500 590/432 .260/.302/.385/.687 .673/.692 .629 16/.846 4/8 13/8
8.Ross G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 2/1.000 3/.333 ··· ··· 171/113 .263/.333/.428/.761 .613/.833 .708 / 0/1 6/3
26.Uggla G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 14/.517 1/2.000 5/.200 48/1.281 2/.000 ··· 672/488 .233/.311/.453/.764 .648/.808 .728 16/.327 1/3 36/15
2.Wilson G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 2/.000 ··· 3/.000 15/.641 ··· 1/.000 232/134 .243/.274/.285/.559 .557/.561 .575 4/.000 5/2 0/4
IP 24.2 27.2 156.1 71.0 13.1 216.0 52.1 12.0 TOTAL .165/.236/.276/.511 .434/.607 .511 .511 1/0 2/5
ERA-K/9 7.66/4.7 2.93/9.4 /0.0 5.35/7.7 2.79/7.1 11.48/4.1 4.46/6.7 3.96/9.8 1.50/8.2 2.25/6.8

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 McCann (104-29-7)
 Ross (22-11-2)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 118/.287 125/.272 / 698/.265 298/.264 71/.409 917/.267 231/.264 44/.154 .200  Bourn
 Prado
 Heyward
 Diaz
 Hinske
 Constanza
0/156/0/6
100/0/0/6
0/0/122/4
18/0/54/3
33/0/16/2
17/4/16/0
OPS .886 .809 .806 .686 1.133 .751 .781 .583 .574
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 53/.505 54/.697 / 131/.751 108/.804 25/2.071 404/.786 88/.755 30/.205 .468
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 65/1.194 71/.889 / 567/.819 190/.619 46/.628 513/.724 143/.796 14/1.352 .643
Home 60/1.123 70/.692 / 382/.748 155/.684 38/1.146 424/.779 126/.801 22/.897
Last 28d days / 3/.000 1/.000 25/.572 2/.000 5/1.400 5/.900 9/.347 9/.889
HR/SB/CS 5/0/1 3/1/0 // 21/11/5 6/1/2 4/2/0 31/15/6 6/7/1 1/2/0 3/3/1
Usage o······· ··o····· X······· ·o······ ··X····· ·X······ o··X···· o·o·····

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 (5.25 RS/G) vs. Braves Pitchers (5.00 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 48.Hanson
G/S/vB
37.Beachy
G/S/vB
40.Delgado
G/S/vB
32.Durbin
G/S/vB
61.Hernandez
G/S/vB
46.Kimbrel
G/S/vB
50.Martinez
G/S/vB
54.Medlen
G/S/vB
34.O'Flaherty*
G/S/vB
39.Venters*
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
27.Altuve G/S/vP ··· 3/.333 ··· 1/2.000 4/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 234/174 .276/.297/.357/.654 .766/.618 .651 13/1.017 7/3 2/2
12.Bixler G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 3/.000 ··· ··· ··· 2/.000 2/.000 94/37 .205/.267/.265/.532 .466/.641 .535 5/.650 4/3 0/1
19.Bogusevic* G/S/vP ··· 3/.000 ··· ··· 3/1.667 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 182/167 .287/.348/.457/.805 .421/.839 .811 16/.521 4/2 4/2
6.Buck* G/S/vP ··· 3/1.000 ··· 1/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 160/142 .228/.275/.342/.617 .300/.654 .662 7/1.429 1/1 2/1
15.Castro* G/S/vP 2/.000 2/.000 ··· 1/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· / /// / 11/.182 / /
16.Downs G/S/vP 6/1.700 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/5.000 1/2.000 1/.000 1/.000 222/169 .276/.347/.518/.864 1.032/.812 .948 3/.000 0/0 10/6
9.Gonzalez# G/S/vP ··· 2/1.500 ··· 1/2.000 1/2.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· / /// / 14/.714 / /
23.Johnson G/S/vP 8/.393 2/.000 ··· 2/.500 8/.875 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 405/302 .251/.291/.378/.670 .635/.681 .601 15/.667 2/2 7/15
45.Lee G/S/vP 15/.929 3/1.167 ··· 25/.544 24/.833 2/2.500 1/.000 1/.000 3/.666 2/1.000 653/498 .275/.342/.446/.788 1.028/.715 .796 16/.846 4/3 18/7
14.Martinez G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/2.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 226/169 .274/.319/.423/.742 1.119/.620 .755 13/1.077 0/1 6/1
22.Maxwell G/S/vP 4/.500 ··· ··· 3/1.666 1/no AB 1/.000 1/.000 2/.000 1/.000 4/.500 / /// / 1/5.000 / /
1.Schafer* G/S/vP ··· 3/.333 ··· 3/.333 7/.453 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 338/256 .242/.309/.315/.624 .560/.645 .662 17/.741 22/4 2/2
18.Snyder G/S/vP 3/.666 ··· ··· 1/.000 9/.819 1/.000 2/1.000 2/1.500 1/3.000 2/.000 119/84 .271/.376/.396/.772 .826/.750 .523 4/.500 0/1 3/0
IP 130.0 141.2 35.0 68.1 175.1 77.0 77.2 2.1 73.2 88.0 TOTAL .260/.310/.473/.783 .846/.766 .783 .783 1/1 5/4
ERA-K/9 3.60/9.8 3.68/10.7 2.83/4.6 5.53/7.8 4.47/5.1 2.10/14.8 3.36/6.7 0.00/7.8 0.98/8.2 1.84/9.8 4.78/7.3

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

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 540/.219 591/.236 147/.220 318/.306 751/.291 306/.178 308/.197 8/.125 301/.221 357/.176 .318  Lee
 Bogusevic
 Martinez
 Schafer
 Bixler
 Buck
 Wright
 Downs
80/0/0/10
13/0/40/9
51/0/1/5
0/79/0/1
27/4/6/1
25/1/14/0
0/0/1/0
0/0/3/0
OPS .680 .679 .655 .872 .772 .499 .586 .250 .572 .508 .857
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 249/.783 237/.707 65/.683 143/.835 353/.791 147/.442 135/.618 4/.000 93/.512 92/.402 .745
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 291/.593 354/.660 82/.635 175/.900 398/.754 159/.549 173/.561 4/.500 208/.599 265/.545 1.010
Road 270/.728 287/.679 41/.539 156/.943 367/.833 125/.500 145/.740 3/.000 154/.641 182/.520
Last 28d days 21/.611 23/.604 / 12/1.500 18/.801 / 8/.750 11/.664 4/.500 6/.900
HR/SB/CS 17/30/3 16/13/4 5/2/1 12/6/3 16/9/9 3/1/3 8/0/0 0/0/0 2/5/2 2/2/2 4/0/0
Usage ····X··· X······· X·X····· X·X····· ·Xo····· ·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.