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Game Preview: MIL @ STL, 2:15 pm, Sunday, April 29, 2012 @Busch Stadium III

Brewers, 9-12, 9-12 4th, 5 GB, 4 GB in WC

SP: Zack Greinke (28, RHP, 2-1, 4.56)

2012 Gamelogs / 2012 Splits / vs. STL Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2012 (2-1) 23.2 25 12 12 5 28 1 4.56
2011 (16-6) 171.2 161 82 73 45 201 19 3.83
2010 (10-14) 220.0 219 114 102 55 181 18 4.17
Last 7 GS 4-1 41.2 41 19 19 14 48 3 4.10 54
2012-04-23 HOU W 6.0 8 2 2 2 9 1 115 55
2012-04-18 LAD ND 7.0 4 2 2 2 7 0 109 66
2012-04-12 @CHC L 3.2 9 8 8 1 5 0 84 15
2012-04-07 STL W 7.0 4 0 0 0 7 0 91 76
2011-09-28 PIT W 6.0 5 2 2 1 4 0 74 57
2011-09-24 FLA ND 5.0 9 4 4 5 6 2 108 34
2011-09-18 @CIN W 7.0 2 1 1 3 10 0 115 76
Last 5 v.STL 4-1 35.0 33 9 8 3 31 3 2.06 63
2012-04-07 STL W 7.0 4 0 0 0 7 0 91 76
2011-09-07 @STL L 7.0 8 2 2 0 4 1 87 57
2011-08-01 STL W 6.0 7 2 2 1 5 1 103 54
2011-06-11 STL W 7.0 7 3 3 0 9 1 107 60
2010-06-25 STL W 8.0 7 2 1 2 6 0 106 66
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:    6-6    Road:    3-6    ExtrInn: 1-0 
 vsRHP:   6-9    vsLHP:   3-3    1-Run:   4-3 
 vsEast:  0-3    vsCntrl: 6-6    vsWest:  3-3  IL: 0-0 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 21 Sat, Apr 28  @STL  L   3-7        9-12  4th  5.0 gb
 20 Fri, Apr 27  @STL  L   1-13       9-11  2nd  4.0 gb
 19 Wed, Apr 25   HOU  L   5-7        9-10  3rd  3.0 gb
 18 Tue, Apr 24   HOU  W   9-6        9-9   2nd  2.0 gb
 17 Mon, Apr 23   HOU  W   6-5        8-9   2nd  3.0 gb
 16 Sun, Apr 22   COL  L   1-4        7-9   2nd  4.0 gb
 15 Sat, Apr 21   COL  W   9-4        7-8   2nd  3.0 gb
 14 Fri, Apr 20   COL  L   3-4        6-8   2nd  4.0 gb
 13 Thu, Apr 19   LAD  L   3-4        6-7   2nd  3.0 gb
 12 Wed, Apr 18   LAD  W   3-2 (10)   6-6   2nd  3.0 gb
 Last 10: 4-6    Last 20: 9-11   Last 30: 9-12
Cardinals, 14-7, 14-7 1st, 4 up

SP: Jaime Garcia (25, LHP, 2-0, 2.49)

2012 Gamelogs / 2012 Splits / vs. MIL Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2012 (2-0) 25.1 29 7 7 7 14 0 2.49
2011 (13-7) 194.2 207 100 77 50 156 15 3.56
2010 (13-8) 163.1 151 64 49 64 132 9 2.70
Last 7 GS 3-0 44.0 44 16 12 10 28 1 2.45 55
2012-04-23 @CHC ND 7.2 6 1 1 1 4 0 85 66
2012-04-18 CIN W 7.0 7 1 1 3 3 0 89 59
2012-04-11 @CIN ND 4.2 11 3 3 1 4 0 81 33
2012-04-06 @MIL W 6.0 5 2 2 2 3 0 87 55
2011-09-26 @HOU ND 4.0 4 4 4 1 5 1 64 42
2011-09-21 NYM W 7.2 6 4 0 0 5 0 91 64
2011-09-16 @PHI ND 7.0 5 1 1 2 4 0 104 65
Last 5 v.MIL 2-2 30.0 29 19 12 8 27 3 3.60 52
2012-04-06 @MIL W 6.0 5 2 2 2 3 0 87 55
2011-08-02 @MIL ND 5.0 10 7 3 0 6 1 85 33
2011-05-06 MIL W 9.0 2 0 0 1 8 0 102 90
2010-09-08 @MIL L 4.0 7 7 7 2 4 1 77 22
2010-08-17 MIL L 6.0 5 3 0 3 6 1 102 59
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:    6-2    Road:    8-5    ExtrInn: 1-1 
 vsRHP:  11-7    vsLHP:   3-0    1-Run:   1-3 
 vsEast:  1-0    vsCntrl:13-7    vsWest:  0-0  IL: 0-0 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 21 Sat, Apr 28   MIL  W   7-3       14-7   1st  4.0 up
 20 Fri, Apr 27   MIL  W  13-1       13-7   1st  4.0 up
 19 Wed, Apr 25  @CHC  W   5-1       12-7   1st  2.5 up
 18 Tue, Apr 24  @CHC  L   2-3 (10)  11-7   1st  2.0 up
 17 Mon, Apr 23  @CHC  L   2-3       11-6   1st  3.0 up
 16 Sun, Apr 22  @PIT  W   5-1       11-5   1st  4.0 up
 15 Sat, Apr 21  @PIT  L   0-2       10-5   1st  3.0 up
 14 Fri, Apr 20  @PIT  W   4-1       10-4   1st  4.0 up
 13 Thu, Apr 19   CIN  L   3-6        9-4   1st  3.0 up
 12 Wed, Apr 18   CIN  W  11-1        9-3   1st  3.0 up
 Last 10: 6-4    Last 20:13-7    Last 30:14-7 
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Sat, Apr 28, 2012 STL  7  MIL  3        W:Kyle Lohse (4-0), L: Marco Estrada (0-1), S: none
Fri, Apr 27, 2012 STL 13  MIL  1        W:Jake Westbrook (3-1), L: Yovani Gallardo (1-2), S: none
Sun, Apr 08, 2012 STL  9 @MIL  3        W:Lance Lynn (1-0), L: Randy Wolf (0-1), S: none
Sat, Apr 07, 2012 MIL  6  STL  0        W:Zack Greinke (1-0), L: Adam Wainwright (0-1), S: none
Fri, Apr 06, 2012 STL 11 @MIL  5        W:Jaime Garcia (1-0), L: Yovani Gallardo (0-1), S: none

Wed, Sep 07, 2011 STL  2  MIL  0        W:Chris Carpenter (9-9), L: Zack Greinke (14-6), S: none
Tue, Sep 06, 2011 STL  4  MIL  2        W:Kyle Lohse (13-8), L: Yovani Gallardo (15-10), S: Jason Motte (3)
Mon, Sep 05, 2011 MIL  4 @STL  1        W:Randy Wolf (12-9), L: Jake Westbrook (11-8), S: John Axford (41)
Thu, Sep 01, 2011 STL  8 @MIL  4        W:Octavio Dotel (3-3), L: Yovani Gallardo (15-9), S: none
Wed, Aug 31, 2011 STL  8 @MIL  3        W:Jake Westbrook (11-7), L: Randy Wolf (11-9), S: none
Season Series: 2012 - STL over 4-1; 2011 - Tied 9-9; 2010 - MIL won 8-7; All-Time - STL leads 125-99

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.

Brewers Batters (4.33 RS/G) vs. Cardinals Pitchers (2.71 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 54.Garcia*
G/S/vB
41.Boggs
G/S/vB
66.Marte
G/S/vB
46.McClellan
G/S/vB
30.Motte
G/S/vB
16.Romero*
G/S/vB
34.Rzepczynski*
G/S/vB
59.Salas
G/S/vB
50.Wainwright
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
7.Aoki* G/S/vP 1/.000 1/2.000 ··· ··· 1/2.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· / /// / 26/.815 / /
8.Braun G/S/vP 25/.520 9/.555 1/.000 18/.722 13/1.062 1/.000 1/.000 6/.500 47/.672 629/488 .332/.397/.597/.994 1.049/.979 .926 86/.839 33/6 33/1
24.Gamel* G/S/vP 2/1.000 1/.000 1/.000 3/.000 1/.000 2/1.000 ··· 1/.000 3/.333 27/21 .115/.148/.154/.302 .000/.390 .368 71/.650 0/0 0/1
27.Gomez G/S/vP 15/.600 3/.666 2/.000 5/.900 4/1.000 4/.500 ··· 1/3.000 2/.000 258/163 .225/.276/.403/.679 .857/.566 .598 42/.916 16/2 8/0
11.Gonzalez G/S/vP 7/.714 10/1.700 2/.000 4/.000 7/.286 ··· 1/.000 4/.750 12/.166 593/443 .241/.270/.372/.642 .725/.614 .605 70/.851 2/0 15/12
1.Hart G/S/vP 24/.976 10/.700 1/5.000 8/.143 12/.450 ··· 1/.000 4/.000 43/.768 551/429 .285/.356/.510/.866 1.057/.814 .744 78/1.082 7/6 26/2
45.Ishikawa* G/S/vP 1/.000 1/.000 1/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 4/.250 / /// / 20/.750 / /
3.Izturis# G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 3/.000 3/.666 ··· 6/.000 33/24 .200/.250/.200/.450 .667/.360 .533 16/.375 0/0 0/1
9.Kottaras* G/S/vP 3/.333 3/.000 ··· 3/2.333 3/.000 1/.000 2/.500 1/.000 6/.334 123/99 .252/.311/.459/.771 .513/.837 .871 31/1.273 0/1 5/0
20.Lucroy G/S/vP 16/.376 6/.200 1/.000 6/1.100 ··· 1/2.000 ··· 3/.333 5/.800 468/378 .265/.313/.391/.703 .869/.662 .608 58/.800 2/1 12/7
2.Morgan* G/S/vP 1/no AB 11/.989 ··· 7/1.914 7/.572 2/.500 2/.000 4/1.417 15/1.071 429/382 .304/.357/.421/.778 .540/.808 .876 55/.384 13/4 4/2
16.Ramirez G/S/vP 13/.641 7/.629 ··· 10/.200 8/.000 4/.750 ··· 3/.333 49/1.073 626/488 .306/.361/.510/.871 .824/.884 .795 82/.694 1/1 26/14
23.Weeks G/S/vP 23/.865 9/.333 1/.000 14/.368 4/.000 1/.000 ··· 3/1.666 34/.594 515/403 .269/.350/.468/.818 .832/.814 .744 94/.707 9/2 20/15
IP 194.2 60.2 141.2 68.0 24.2 62.0 75.0 TOTAL .236/.306/.438/.744 .795/.729 .681 .744 17/5 29/17
ERA-K/9 3.56/7.2 3.56/7.1 /0.0 4.19/4.8 2.25/8.3 4.01/6.9 3.34/8.9 2.28/9.0 /0.0 2.59/7.1

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Kottaras (18-3-2)
 Lucroy (77-30-1)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 826/.273 260/.266 / 607/.260 268/.202 116/.286 256/.223 295/.186 / .224  Braun
 Morgan
 Gomez
 Hart
 Gamel
147/0/0/8
17/95/20/5
0/87/0/5
0/0/126/3
2/0/0/0
OPS .711 .711 .750 .558 .784 .623 .566 .615
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 159/.770 92/.715 / 247/.638 99/.738 46/.549 118/.478 129/.649 / .597
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 667/.697 168/.710 / 360/.827 169/.454 70/.937 138/.748 166/.502 / .627
Home 403/.599 130/.803 / 341/.752 132/.505 78/.808 142/.625 129/.438 /
Last 28d days 104/.729 35/.299 36/.556 41/.593 30/.563 16/.450 21/.638 38/.896 87/.923
HR/SB/CS 15/15/3 4/2/2 // 21/6/3 2/6/1 1/1/1 3/2/2 7/2/0 // 16/7/6
Usage ·····X·· o····oo· o···o··· ···o··o· o····X·· ·o······ ····X··o ·o··X··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.

Cardinals Batters (5.29 RS/G) vs. Brewers Pitchers (5.57 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 13.Greinke
G/S/vB
59.Axford
G/S/vB
Chulk
G/S/vB
48.Dillard
G/S/vB
41.Estrada
G/S/vB
50.Loe
G/S/vB
26.Parra*
G/S/vB
57.Rodriguez
G/S/vB
40.Veras
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
3.Beltran# G/S/vP 3/.000 2/.500 2/.000 1/.000 6/1.133 2/1.500 7/1.914 3/.333 7/.762 598/436 .300/.385/.525/.910 .923/.908 .980 88/.830 4/2 22/1
13.Carpenter* G/S/vP ··· 1/no AB ··· 2/1.500 4/.750 ··· 1/.000 1/.000 1/no AB 19/17 .067/.263/.133/.396 .500/.378 .422 65/.770 0/0 0/0
48.Cruz G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 72/44 .262/.333/.338/.672 .668/.674 .642 10/.300 0/1 0/0
33.Descalso* G/S/vP 8/.625 1/.000 ··· 1/no AB 4/1.250 2/.000 1/.000 2/.500 1/no AB 375/309 .264/.334/.353/.687 .518/.724 .663 57/.630 2/2 1/8
23.Freese G/S/vP 9/.819 3/.000 ··· 2/.000 4/1.250 2/.000 2/.000 2/2.000 6/.833 363/279 .297/.350/.441/.791 .900/.759 .787 75/.972 1/0 10/12
15.Furcal# G/S/vP 10/.900 1/no AB 3/1.334 2/3.000 10/.500 4/.500 6/.900 4/.000 3/1.000 369/282 .231/.298/.348/.646 .634/.650 .685 95/.812 9/5 8/14
27.Greene G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 1/2.000 1/.000 ··· 5/1.600 ··· ··· 121/72 .212/.322/.288/.611 .632/.596 .478 40/.614 11/0 1/5
7.Holliday G/S/vP 16/1.108 9/.619 11/.864 3/.000 5/.800 5/.000 12/.781 4/.000 8/.125 516/406 .296/.388/.525/.912 .883/.918 .898 96/.660 2/1 22/3
19.Jay* G/S/vP 11/.728 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 6/.900 6/1.500 2/1.000 2/1.000 1/.000 503/399 .297/.344/.424/.768 .727/.779 .743 55/.994 6/7 10/3
44.Komatsu* G/S/vP ··· 1/no AB ··· 2/2.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 / /// / 21/.496 / /
4.Molina G/S/vP 15/.624 8/.500 1/.000 4/2.000 7/1.857 8/.000 29/.596 6/.833 2/1.000 518/399 .305/.349/.465/.814 .842/.806 .820 80/.999 4/5 14/6
43.Robinson G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 2/.000 ··· 1/5.000 4/.500 ··· ··· 8/3 .000/.125/.000/.125 .200/.000 .167 34/1.051 0/0 0/0
55.Schumaker* G/S/vP 16/.733 5/.200 ··· ··· 5/.000 3/.666 11/.364 6/.666 4/1.250 400/357 .283/.333/.351/.685 .714/.682 .742 17/.974 0/2 2/8
IP 171.2 73.2 28.2 92.2 72.0 71.2 71.0 TOTAL .278/.347/.447/.794 .782/.793 .845 .794 16/3 24/11
ERA-K/9 3.83/10.5 1.95/10.5 /0.0 4.08/8.5 4.08/8.5 3.50/7.6 /0.0 2.64/9.9 3.80/10.0 5.38/8.5

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Cruz (2-2-1)
 Molina (46-19-6)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 715/.245 305/.212 / 117/.241 381/.243 291/.240 / 307/.243 305/.206 .287  Beltran
 Jay
 Holliday
 Schumaker
 Robinson
 Cruz
 Greene
0/0/134/10
19/75/56/5
115/0/0/4
6/5/31/1
1/5/3/0
0/0/2/0
2/0/8/0
OPS .708 .557 .658 .700 .638 .663 .636 .800
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 351/.738 138/.481 / 44/.874 181/.661 123/.690 / 173/.776 123/.690 .838
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 364/.679 167/.621 / 73/.530 200/.733 168/.601 / 134/.515 182/.600 .771
Road 330/.738 118/.655 / 72/.542 174/.802 136/.759 / 144/.589 154/.775
Last 28d days 97/.686 35/.671 / 46/.824 69/.713 37/.697 48/.770 42/.700 46/.853
HR/SB/CS 19/8/6 4/6/2 // 3/2/2 11/8/2 4/2/0 // 4/11/1 6/5/1 22/19/6
Usage ·····X·· ····XX·· ·o·o···X X······X o···X··· ·X··o··X ····ooX· 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.