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Game Preview: CHC @ MIL, 8:10pm, Friday, April 19, 2013 @Miller Park

Cubs, 5-9, 5-9 5th, 3½ GB, 3½ GB in WC

SP: Jeff Samardzija (28, RHP, 1-2, 2.75)

2013 Gamelogs / 2013 Splits / vs. MIL Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2013 (1-2) 19.2 13 6 6 6 27 0 2.75
2012 (9-13) 174.2 157 79 74 56 180 20 3.81
2011 (8-4) 88.0 64 35 29 50 87 5 2.97
Last 7 GS 2-4 49.2 37 16 13 10 61 3 2.36 66
2013-04-13 SFG L 6.0 7 2 2 1 5 0 100 54
2013-04-07 @ATL L 5.2 4 4 4 4 13 0 105 54
2013-04-01 @PIT W 8.0 2 0 0 1 9 0 110 86
2012-09-08 @PIT W 9.0 4 3 2 1 9 0 120 77
2012-09-03 @WSN L 7.0 7 1 1 1 8 1 108 66
2012-08-29 MIL L 7.0 7 3 2 0 10 0 104 63
2012-08-24 COL ND 7.0 6 3 2 2 7 2 99 60
Last 5 v.MIL 0-2 17.0 15 7 6 3 19 2 3.18 57
2012-08-29 MIL L 7.0 7 3 2 0 10 0 104 63
2012-05-13 @MIL ND 5.0 3 1 1 2 6 0 91 61
2009-09-23 @MIL L 5.0 5 3 3 1 3 2 82 47
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:    3-5    Road:    2-4    ExtrInn: 0-1 
 vsRHP:   5-5    vsLHP:   0-4    1-Run:   2-3 
 vsEast:  0-3    vsCntrl: 3-2    vsWest:  1-3  IL: 1-1 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 14 Thu, Apr 18   TEX  W   6-2        5-9   5th  3.5 gb
 13 Tue, Apr 16   TEX  L   2-4        4-9   5th  4.0 gb
 12 Sun, Apr 14   SFG  L   7-10(10)   4-8   4th  3.0 gb
 11 Sat, Apr 13   SFG  L   2-3        4-7   4th  3.0 gb
 10 Fri, Apr 12   SFG  W   4-3        4-6   3rd  2.0 gb
  9 Thu, Apr 11   SFG  L   6-7        3-6   3rd  2.0 gb
  8 Tue, Apr  9   MIL  W   6-3        3-5   3rd  2.0 gb
  7 Mon, Apr  8   MIL  L   4-7        2-5   3rd  3.0 gb
  6 Sun, Apr  7  @ATL  L   1-5        2-4   3rd  2.0 gb
  5 Sat, Apr  6  @ATL  L   5-6        2-3   2nd  1.0 gb
 Last 10: 3-7    Last 20: 5-9    Last 30: 5-9 
Brewers, 6-8, 6-8 4th, 2½ GB, 2½ GB in WC

SP: Marco Estrada (29, RHP, 1-0, 4.50)

2013 Gamelogs / 2013 Splits / vs. CHC Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2013 (1-0) 18.0 21 9 9 2 21 4 4.50
2012 (5-7) 138.1 129 62 56 29 143 18 3.64
2011 (4-8) 92.2 83 45 42 29 88 11 4.08
Last 7 GS 4-1 43.2 40 16 15 7 45 5 3.09 58
2013-04-14 @STL ND 6.0 7 3 3 1 7 1 94 52
2013-04-08 @CHC W 7.0 5 2 2 1 6 1 100 64
2013-04-02 COL ND 5.0 9 4 4 0 8 2 89 41
2012-09-29 HOU W 8.0 4 0 0 1 11 0 114 84
2012-09-24 @WSN L 4.0 8 7 6 2 3 1 81 21
2012-09-19 @PIT W 7.0 3 0 0 1 4 0 96 74
2012-09-11 ATL W 6.2 4 0 0 1 6 0 102 71
Last 5 v.CHC 3-0 24.0 18 7 4 6 27 3 1.50 63
2013-04-08 @CHC W 7.0 5 2 2 1 6 1 100 64
2012-08-27 @CHC W 5.0 6 3 0 3 8 0 92 54
2012-08-21 CHC W 6.0 2 0 0 1 9 0 97 76
2012-05-13 CHC ND 6.0 5 2 2 1 4 2 83 57
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:    4-5    Road:    2-3    ExtrInn: 2-1 
 vsRHP:   4-4    vsLHP:   2-4    1-Run:   3-1 
 vsEast:  0-0    vsCntrl: 2-3    vsWest:  4-5  IL: 0-0 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 14 Thu, Apr 18   SFG  W   7-2        6-8   4th  2.5 gb
 13 Wed, Apr 17   SFG  W   4-3        5-8   4th  2.5 gb
 12 Tue, Apr 16   SFG  W  10-8        4-8   4th  3.5 gb
 11 Sun, Apr 14  @STL  W   4-3 (10)   3-8   5th  3.5 gb
 10 Sat, Apr 13  @STL  L   0-8        2-8   5th  4.5 gb
  9 Fri, Apr 12  @STL  L   0-2        2-7   5th  3.5 gb
  8 Tue, Apr  9  @CHC  L   3-6        2-6   5th  3.0 gb
  7 Mon, Apr  8  @CHC  W   7-4        2-5   3rd  3.0 gb
  6 Sun, Apr  7   ARI  L   7-8 (11)   1-5   4th  3.0 gb
  5 Sat, Apr  6   ARI  L   2-9        1-4   4th  2.0 gb
 Last 10: 5-5    Last 20: 6-8    Last 30: 6-8 
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Tue, Apr 09, 2013 CHC  6  MIL  3        W:Carlos Marmol (1-1), L: John Axford (0-2), S: Kyuji Fujikawa (2)
Mon, Apr 08, 2013 MIL  7 @CHC  4        W:Marco Estrada (1-0), L: Edwin Jackson (0-2), S: Jimmy Henderson (1)

Thu, Aug 30, 2012 CHC 12  MIL 11        W:Carlos Marmol (2-2), L: Francisco Rodriguez (2-7), S: none
Wed, Aug 29, 2012 MIL  3 @CHC  1        W:Mike Fiers (8-6), L: Jeff Samardzija (8-12), S: John Axford (22)
Tue, Aug 28, 2012 MIL  4 @CHC  1        W:Yovani Gallardo (14-8), L: Travis Wood (4-11), S: John Axford (21)
Mon, Aug 27, 2012 MIL 15 @CHC  4        W:Marco Estrada (2-5), L: Justin Germano (2-4), S: none
Wed, Aug 22, 2012 MIL  3  CHC  2        W:Yovani Gallardo (13-8), L: Travis Wood (4-10), S: John Axford (20)
Tue, Aug 21, 2012 MIL  5  CHC  2        W:Marco Estrada (1-5), L: Chris Rusin (0-1), S: John Axford (19)
Mon, Aug 20, 2012 MIL  9  CHC  5        W:Mark Rogers (1-1), L: Justin Germano (2-3), S: none
Thu, Jun 07, 2012 MIL  4  CHC  3 (10)   W:John Axford (1-2), L: Casey Coleman (0-1), S: none
Season Series: 2013 - tied 1-1; 2012 - MIL won 13-4; 2011 - MIL won 10-6; All-Time - MIL leads 119-118

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 2013 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 2012 season

NOTE: Team stats shown are for the 2013 season. Player Stats for the 2012 season. We will switch to 2013 stats on May 1st.

Cubs Batters (3.57 RS/G) vs. Brewers Pitchers (5.36 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 41.Estrada
G/S/vB
59.Axford
G/S/vB
31.Badenhop
G/S/vB
45.Figaro
G/S/vB
51.Gonzalez*
G/S/vB
32.Gorzelanny*
G/S/vB
29.Henderson
G/S/vB
53.Kintzler
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
15.Barney G/S/vP 7/.000 5/.200 3/.000 ··· ··· 2/1.000 1/.000 ··· 588/436 .254/.299/.354/.653 .636/.659 .509 8/.000 6/1 7/3
53.Castillo G/S/vP 5/1.000 2/.000 1/5.000 ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 1/2.000 190/143 .265/.337/.418/.754 1.199/.609 .715 43/1.027 0/0 5/7
13.Castro G/S/vP 12/1.167 8/.500 5/.600 1/.000 ··· 4/.750 3/.000 1/2.000 691/525 .283/.323/.430/.753 .775/.746 .743 63/.842 25/13 14/27
9.DeJesus* G/S/vP 12/.334 3/1.333 2/1.000 1/2.000 3/.333 1/.000 2/no AB ··· 582/467 .263/.350/.403/.753 .438/.826 .705 48/.889 7/8 9/2
8.Gonzalez G/S/vP ··· 2/.000 6/.500 ··· 2/no AB 3/.666 ··· ··· 55/33 .241/.241/.315/.556 .500/.594 .469 26/.661 0/0 0/2
21.Hairston G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 1/.000 1/no AB 2/2.000 17/.561 1/.000 ··· 398/199 .263/.299/.504/.803 .867/.739 .863 17/.576 8/2 20/1
30.Navarro# G/S/vP 1/.000 4/2.000 3/2.000 ··· 1/no AB 3/2.000 1/.000 ··· 73/53 .290/.306/.449/.755 .750/.754 .876 21/.712 0/0 2/1
1.Ransom G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 282/184 .220/.312/.411/.722 .903/.624 .728 11/.000 0/1 11/8
44.Rizzo* G/S/vP 9/.222 2/.000 ··· ··· 1/3.000 3/.666 2/.000 ··· 368/261 .285/.342/.463/.805 .599/.892 .824 59/.765 3/2 15/4
17.Sappelt G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 2/.500 1/.000 ··· 78/49 .275/.351/.449/.800 1.237/.545 1.238 19/.105 0/0 2/0
19.Schierholtz* G/S/vP 3/1.000 3/1.667 3/.000 ··· 4/.500 3/.666 ··· 1/2.000 269/201 .257/.321/.407/.728 .444/.826 .838 45/1.059 3/2 6/1
12.Soriano G/S/vP 13/.968 10/.311 4/.833 ··· 5/1.300 20/.950 3/1.167 1/2.000 615/466 .262/.322/.499/.821 .831/.818 .815 58/.668 6/2 32/1
24.Valbuena* G/S/vP 3/.333 2/no AB ··· ··· ··· 1/no AB 2/1.000 ··· 303/237 .219/.310/.340/.650 .624/.657 .632 44/.725 0/2 4/7
IP 138.1 69.1 62.1 35.2 72.0 30.2 16.2 TOTAL .231/.288/.401/.689 .552/.744 .511 .689 9/1 16/11
ERA-K/9 3.64/9.3 4.67/12.1 3.03/6.1 /0.0 3.03/9.8 2.88/7.8 3.52/13.2 3.78/7.5 4.75/7.3

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Castillo (33-11-4)
 Navarro (5-1-1)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 562/.247 310/.229 262/.259 / 151/.237 306/.242 131/.230 72/.277 .289  Soriano
 DeJesus
 Sappelt
 Hairston
 Schierholtz
145/0/0/12
3/50/100/8
4/0/20/2
59/14/48/1
0/7/80/0
OPS .703 .717 .687 .692 .718 .609 .732 .778
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 268/.725 164/.671 88/.844 / 75/.525 129/.687 64/.734 36/.744 .807
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 294/.683 146/.767 174/.610 / 76/.863 177/.740 67/.497 36/.717 .748
Home 303/.617 172/.730 124/.591 / 90/.617 163/.725 68/.534 26/.826
Last 28d days 76/.830 31/1.257 23/.864 33/.795 21/1.053 28/.341 27/.453 20/.610
HR/SB/CS 18/15/5 10/4/2 6/1/0 // 2/4/0 7/5/1 1/5/0 1/0/1 18/4/2
Usage ····X··· o·o··o·· ·o··oo·· X······· X···oo·· ··X·X·o· ·XX·o··· ··o·X···

NOTE: Team stats shown are for the 2013 season. Player Stats for the 2012 season. We will switch to 2013 stats on May 1st.

Brewers Batters (4.07 RS/G) vs. Cubs Pitchers (4.29 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 29.Samardzija
G/S/vB
28.Bowden
G/S/vB
54.Camp
G/S/vB
63.Gregg
G/S/vB
50.Loe
G/S/vB
49.Marmol
G/S/vB
56.Rondon
G/S/vB
40.Russell*
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
7.Aoki* G/S/vP 7/1.881 5/.800 2/.500 ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 5/.400 588/386 .288/.355/.433/.787 .711/.828 .790 66/.858 30/8 10/3
3.Betancourt G/S/vP 2/.000 3/.000 8/.268 7/.286 18/1.194 3/.000 ··· ··· 228/141 .228/.256/.400/.656 .653/.658 .719 44/.805 0/1 7/6
8.Braun G/S/vP 16/1.332 2/.500 6/1.000 6/.167 ··· 17/.627 1/.000 5/.800 677/509 .319/.391/.595/.987 1.208/.915 1.023 48/.971 30/7 41/6
18.Davis G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· / /// / 14/.670 / /
27.Gomez G/S/vP ··· 2/.000 4/.000 ··· ··· 7/.286 ··· 2/.000 452/288 .260/.305/.463/.768 .778/.762 .793 53/.763 37/6 19/5
11.Gonzalez G/S/vP 3/.000 ··· 10/.844 3/.000 9/.583 7/.619 ··· ··· 89/69 .259/.326/.457/.783 .671/.816 .694 46/.461 1/1 4/3
50.Lalli* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 16/12 .133/.188/.133/.321 .000/.432 .000 6/.333 0/0 0/0
20.Lucroy G/S/vP 9/.222 3/1.667 4/1.000 ··· ··· 3/1.167 1/.000 2/.000 346/255 .320/.368/.513/.881 1.169/.782 .866 52/.691 4/1 12/7
12.Maldonado G/S/vP ··· ··· 3/.666 ··· ··· 2/1.000 ··· ··· 256/191 .266/.321/.408/.729 .612/.766 .859 23/.490 1/1 8/6
25.Prince G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· / /// / 5/.600 / /
22.Schafer* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 25/21 .304/.320/.522/.842 .250/.933 .800 15/.429 0/1 0/0
9.Segura G/S/vP 3/.666 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 2/2.000 ··· 1/.000 166/123 .258/.315/.325/.640 .290/.756 .461 52/.914 7/1 0/10
23.Weeks G/S/vP 7/.453 3/1.000 4/.750 4/2.750 ··· 22/.440 ··· 3/.666 677/514 .230/.328/.400/.728 .740/.723 .736 63/.568 16/3 21/16
IP 174.2 39.2 77.2 43.2 68.1 55.1 69.1 TOTAL .261/.317/.409/.726 .777/.702 .783 .726 8/2 14/10
ERA-K/9 3.81/9.3 2.95/7.3 3.59/6.3 4.95/7.6 4.61/7.2 3.42/11.7 /0.0 3.25/7.1 3.94/8.5

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Lalli (4-0-0)
 Lucroy (70-19-2)
 Maldonado (32-15-2)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 723/.240 165/.225 327/.261 200/.291 303/.284 247/.200 / 292/.255 .237  Gomez
 Aoki
 Braun
 Schafer
0/128/0/9
13/19/107/8
151/0/0/6
2/5/2/0
OPS .698 .689 .719 .838 .786 .662 .732 .676
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 371/.755 65/.669 126/.740 94/.911 127/.843 124/.703 / 111/.727 .573
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 352/.640 100/.700 201/.706 106/.778 176/.745 123/.618 / 181/.735 .751
Road 403/.695 79/.755 136/.687 88/.734 151/.777 101/.701 / 129/.816
Last 28d days 79/.491 29/.576 28/1.224 / 35/1.341 32/1.036 20/.600 16/.125
HR/SB/CS 20/15/5 5/6/0 7/7/4 6/2/1 9/7/2 4/6/0 // 5/7/2 9/14/4
Usage ·····X·· ····oo·X ··o·X··o ··o····· o···oo·· ····X··· o·o··ooX

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.