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Game Preview: CHC @ MIL, 2:10pm, Sunday, April 27, 2014 @Miller Park

Cubs, 7-16, 7-16 5th, 10½ GB, 6 GB in WC

SP: Jason Hammel (31, RHP, 3-1, 2.60)

2014 Gamelogs / 2014 Splits / vs. MIL Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2014 (3-1) 27.2 14 8 8 5 20 5 2.60
2013 (7-8) 139.1 155 81 77 48 96 22 4.97
2012 (8-6) 118.0 104 48 45 42 113 9 3.43
Last 7 GS 3-2 43.0 29 17 16 11 28 8 3.35 57
2014-04-22 ARI W 7.0 4 1 1 0 4 1 109 69
2014-04-16 @NYY L 7.0 5 3 3 3 5 1 104 57
2014-04-09 PIT W 7.0 3 3 3 1 6 3 96 64
2014-04-03 @PIT W 6.2 2 1 1 1 5 0 98 70
2013-09-20 @TBR ND 5.0 6 3 2 0 3 0 77 48
2013-09-13 @TOR ND 5.0 3 3 3 1 2 2 62 50
2013-07-28 BOS L 5.1 6 3 3 5 3 1 97 42
Last 5 v.MIL 3-0 25.0 28 9 8 6 18 3 2.88 53
2011-05-20 @MIL ND 6.2 8 3 2 2 1 0 89 47
2010-06-18 MIL W 7.1 8 0 0 2 4 0 112 64
2009-09-30 MIL W 5.0 7 4 4 1 8 2 89 44
2009-06-09 @MIL W 6.0 5 2 2 1 5 1 100 58
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:    5-8    Road:    2-8    ExtrInn: 1-2 
 vsRHP:   4-13   vsLHP:   3-3    1-Run:   1-4 
 vsEast:  1-2    vsCntrl: 4-10   vsWest:  2-2  IL: 0-2 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 23 Sat, Apr 26  @MIL  L   3-5        7-16  5th 10.5 gb
 22 Fri, Apr 25  @MIL  L   2-5        7-15  5th  9.5 gb
 21 Thu, Apr 24   ARI  L   2-5        7-14  5th  8.5 gb
 20 Wed, Apr 23   ARI  L   5-7        7-13  5th  8.0 gb
 19 Tue, Apr 22   ARI  W   9-2        7-12  5th  7.0 gb
 18 Mon, Apr 21   ARI  W   5-1        6-12  5th  8.0 gb
 17 Sun, Apr 20   CIN  L   2-8        5-12  5th  8.0 gb
 16 Sat, Apr 19   CIN  W   8-4        5-11  5th  7.0 gb
 15 Fri, Apr 18   CIN  L   1-4        4-11  5th  7.0 gb
 14 Wed, Apr 16  @NYY  L   0-2        4-10  5th  6.5 gb
 Last 10: 3-7    Last 20: 6-14   Last 30: 7-16
Brewers, 18-6, 18-6 1st, 5½ up

SP: Wily Peralta (25, RHP, 3-0, 2.19)

2014 Gamelogs / 2014 Splits / vs. CHC Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2014 (3-0) 24.2 21 11 6 6 19 4 2.19
2013 (11-15) 183.1 187 107 89 73 129 19 4.37
2012 (2-1) 29.0 24 8 8 11 23 0 2.48
Last 7 GS 5-1 42.1 33 18 12 17 36 6 2.55 57
2014-04-21 SDP W 6.1 6 3 2 1 6 1 91 56
2014-04-16 STL W 6.1 6 1 1 1 3 1 89 59
2014-04-11 PIT W 7.0 4 2 1 2 4 1 100 65
2014-04-05 @BOS ND 5.0 5 5 2 2 6 1 97 47
2013-09-22 STL W 5.0 5 3 3 5 3 1 88 43
2013-09-16 CHC W 6.0 5 1 0 2 7 0 102 65
2013-09-10 @STL L 6.2 2 3 3 4 7 1 105 61
Last 5 v.CHC 2-2 29.1 29 17 10 10 22 4 3.07 51
2013-09-16 CHC W 6.0 5 1 0 2 7 0 102 65
2013-07-31 @CHC L 5.0 5 4 3 2 5 2 87 46
2013-06-27 CHC L 5.0 8 7 3 1 2 1 94 32
2013-04-21 CHC W 6.2 5 2 2 3 3 1 91 56
2013-04-09 @CHC ND 6.2 6 3 2 2 5 0 94 55
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:    9-5    Road:    9-1    ExtrInn: 2-1 
 vsRHP:  13-5    vsLHP:   5-1    1-Run:   5-2 
 vsEast:  4-2    vsCntrl: 9-3    vsWest:  2-1  IL: 3-0 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 24 Sat, Apr 26   CHC  W   5-3       18-6   1st  5.5 up
 23 Fri, Apr 25   CHC  W   5-2       17-6   1st  4.5 up
 22 Wed, Apr 23   SDP  W   5-2       16-6   1st  4.0 up
 21 Tue, Apr 22   SDP  L   1-2 (12)  15-6   1st  3.0 up
 20 Mon, Apr 21   SDP  W   4-3       15-5   1st  4.0 up
 19 Sun, Apr 20  @PIT  W   3-2 (14)  14-5   1st  3.0 up
 18 Sat, Apr 19  @PIT  W   8-7       13-5   1st  2.0 up
 17 Fri, Apr 18  @PIT  W   5-3       12-5   1st  2.0 up
 16 Thu, Apr 17  @PIT  L   2-11      11-5   1st  1.0 up
 15 Wed, Apr 16   STL  W   5-1       11-4   1st  2.0 up
 Last 10: 8-2    Last 20:16-4    Last 30:18-6 
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Sat, Apr 26, 2014 MIL  5  CHC  3        W:Marco Estrada (2-1), L: Travis Wood (1-3), S: Francisco Rodriguez (11)
Fri, Apr 25, 2014 MIL  5  CHC  2        W:Matt Garza (1-2), L: Carlos Villanueva (1-5), S: Francisco Rodriguez (10)

Thu, Sep 19, 2013 CHC  5 @MIL  1        W:Jake Arrieta (4-4), L: Kyle Lohse (10-10), S: none
Wed, Sep 18, 2013 MIL  7  CHC  0        W:Tyler Thornburg (3-1), L: Chris Rusin (2-5), S: none
Tue, Sep 17, 2013 MIL  4  CHC  3        W:Jim Henderson (5-5), L: Justin Grimm (7-9), S: none
Mon, Sep 16, 2013 MIL  6  CHC  1        W:Wily Peralta (10-15), L: Edwin Jackson (8-16), S: none
Sun, Sep 08, 2013 MIL  3 @CHC  1        W:Yovani Gallardo (11-9), L: Justin Grimm (7-8), S: Jim Henderson (24)
Sat, Sep 07, 2013 MIL  5 @CHC  3        W:Johnny Hellweg (1-3), L: Jake Arrieta (3-4), S: Jim Henderson (23)
Fri, Sep 06, 2013 CHC  8  MIL  5        W:Carlos Villanueva (5-8), L: Kyle Lohse (9-9), S: Kevin Gregg (30)
Wed, Jul 31, 2013 CHC  6  MIL  1        W:Edwin Jackson (7-11), L: Wily Peralta (7-11), S: none
Season Series: 2014 - MIL over 2-0; 2013 - MIL won 13-6; 2012 - MIL won 13-4; All-Time - MIL leads 133-123

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 2014 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 2013 season

NOTE: Team stats shown are for the 2014 season. Player Stats for the 2013 season. We will switch to 2014 stats on May 1st.

Cubs Batters (3.65 RS/G) vs. Brewers Pitchers (3.13 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 38.Peralta
G/S/vB
59.Duke*
G/S/vB
29.Henderson
G/S/vB
53.Kintzler
G/S/vB
57.Rodriguez
G/S/vB
13.Smith*
G/S/vB
30.Thornburg
G/S/vB
51.Wang*
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
12.Baker* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 2/.000 5/.400 ··· 1/.000 ··· 46/40 .150/.261/.150/.411 .333/.422 .510 20/.100 0/0 0/0
15.Barney G/S/vP 7/.453 2/.000 5/.000 4/.000 9/.472 ··· 2/.000 ··· 555/412 .208/.266/.303/.569 .725/.515 .516 41/.487 4/2 7/4
64.Bonifacio# G/S/vP ··· 10/1.300 ··· ··· 6/1.167 1/.000 ··· ··· 461/324 .243/.295/.331/.625 .568/.649 .634 98/.796 28/8 3/10
5.Castillo G/S/vP 10/.700 1/no AB 4/.250 3/1.667 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 428/327 .274/.349/.397/.746 .707/.758 .758 75/.737 2/0 8/10
13.Castro G/S/vP 16/1.126 1/.000 4/.000 7/1.000 9/.476 ··· 6/.167 ··· 705/526 .245/.284/.347/.631 .619/.635 .610 96/.672 9/6 10/22
51.Kalish* G/S/vP ··· 1/2.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· / /// / 42/.668 / /
21.Lake G/S/vP 3/.000 ··· 1/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· 3/.666 ··· 254/189 .284/.332/.428/.760 .956/.692 .726 63/.648 4/4 6/3
30.Olt G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 3/.833 ··· ··· / /// / 55/.679 / /
44.Rizzo* G/S/vP 15/1.390 4/.250 3/.000 5/.400 2/1.500 ··· 6/.000 ··· 690/474 .233/.323/.419/.742 .625/.796 .672 100/.830 6/5 23/5
19.Schierholtz* G/S/vP 15/.000 9/.777 2/1.500 5/.650 7/.143 ··· 2/1.000 ··· 503/437 .251/.301/.470/.770 .553/.799 .765 78/.485 6/3 21/3
6.Sweeney* G/S/vP 6/.900 ··· 2/.000 2/.000 6/.500 ··· 2/1.000 ··· 212/159 .266/.324/.448/.772 .824/.755 .649 54/.477 1/0 6/1
24.Valbuena* G/S/vP 15/.421 4/.000 9/.222 5/.000 7/.286 ··· 6/.167 ··· 391/353 .218/.331/.378/.708 .647/.715 .706 64/.708 1/4 12/7
IP 183.1 31.1 60.0 77.0 46.2 33.1 66.2 TOTAL .230/.294/.347/.641 .718/.614 .558 .641 14/6 19/15
ERA-K/9 4.37/6.3 6.03/5.2 2.70/11.2 2.69/6.8 2.70/10.4 3.24/11.6 2.03/6.5 /0.0 2.52/8.4

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Baker (8-5-0)
 Castillo (67-28-8)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 802/.264 142/.307 247/.200 305/.234 193/.240 131/.202 270/.225 / .214  Schierholtz
 Lake
 Sweeney
 Bonifacio
 Valbuena
0/0/126/5
32/27/0/2
10/45/4/1
20/15/5/0
1/0/0/0
OPS .722 .806 .625 .567 .734 .631 .575 .600
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 398/.753 51/.753 122/.786 129/.540 105/.513 54/.557 140/.479 / .578
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 404/.692 91/.840 125/.475 176/.586 88/1.003 77/.684 130/.684 / .616
Home 420/.749 61/.615 127/.654 168/.676 85/.702 77/.650 121/.640 /
Last 28d days 103/.667 38/.535 37/.824 15/.267 49/.295 44/.458 46/.386 13/1.615
HR/SB/CS 19/8/5 3/2/0 8/8/2 2/3/0 7/3/1 6/1/1 1/5/4 // 22/14/5
Usage ·····X·· ·X··o·Xo ····o·oX ········ oo·X·oXo o··o·oX· ···o·oX· ········

NOTE: Team stats shown are for the 2014 season. Player Stats for the 2013 season. We will switch to 2014 stats on May 1st.

Brewers Batters (4.21 RS/G) vs. Cubs Pitchers (4.39 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 39.Hammel
G/S/vB
52.Grimm
G/S/vB
54.Ramirez
G/S/vB
56.Rondon
G/S/vB
59.Rosscup*
G/S/vB
40.Russell*
G/S/vB
63.Schlitter
G/S/vB
46.Strop
G/S/vB
53.Wright*
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
14.Bianchi G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 2/1.000 1/.000 2/2.500 ··· 252/184 .237/.272/.292/.564 .552/.569 .556 22/.511 4/4 1/10
8.Braun G/S/vP 14/1.116 3/2.000 1/.000 2/.500 ··· 5/.800 2/2.000 ··· 8/.833 253/170 .298/.372/.498/.869 1.053/.777 .926 97/.952 4/5 9/2
18.Davis G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 3/1.666 ··· 1/.000 1/.000 153/103 .279/.353/.596/.949 1.009/.918 1.002 86/.736 3/0 11/1
2.Gennett* G/S/vP ··· 1/no AB 1/no AB 1/.000 2/.000 ··· ··· 2/2.500 2/.000 230/189 .324/.356/.479/.834 .329/.946 .636 75/.800 2/1 6/5
27.Gomez G/S/vP 9/.500 5/1.400 1/.000 1/.000 1/.000 2/.000 2/.500 2/1.000 2/.000 590/450 .284/.338/.506/.843 .993/.797 .937 108/.918 40/7 24/5
3.Herrera# G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 8/5 .250/.250/.250/.500 .667/.400 .500 11/.400 0/0 0/1
20.Lucroy G/S/vP 4/1.000 2/.000 ··· 2/.000 ··· 3/.333 2/.000 2/1.000 4/2.250 580/445 .280/.340/.455/.795 .859/.775 .782 91/.848 9/1 18/10
12.Maldonado G/S/vP ··· 2/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· 202/154 .169/.236/.284/.520 .446/.543 .520 15/.883 0/0 4/4
24.Overbay* G/S/vP 20/.255 2/2.500 ··· ··· ··· 2/2.500 ··· 1/3.000 1/.000 486/361 .240/.295/.393/.688 .516/.748 .801 37/.839 2/0 14/4
16.Ramirez G/S/vP 6/.533 6/.733 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 1/no AB 1/.000 ··· 10/2.300 351/269 .283/.370/.461/.831 .887/.811 .878 98/.752 0/1 12/7
7.Reynolds G/S/vP 12/.432 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 2/.000 ··· 504/322 .220/.306/.393/.699 .725/.684 .661 71/.759 3/1 21/11
9.Segura G/S/vP ··· 5/1.350 ··· 2/1.500 ··· 2/1.500 ··· 2/.500 1/.000 623/472 .294/.329/.423/.752 .865/.716 .747 94/.601 44/13 12/15
23.Weeks G/S/vP 8/.804 3/1.167 ··· 2/5.000 ··· 4/.500 ··· 1/.000 8/.661 399/277 .209/.306/.357/.663 .705/.644 .791 31/.433 7/3 10/10
IP 139.1 98.0 54.2 6.2 52.2 57.1 53.2 TOTAL .262/.316/.422/.738 .712/.747 .622 .738 20/11 26/15
ERA-K/9 4.97/6.2 5.97/7.0 /0.0 4.77/7.2 1.35/9.4 3.59/6.3 /0.0 4.55/10.4 3.69/9.2 4.00/7.6

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Lucroy (80-22-7)
 Maldonado (19-8-3)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 611/.284 442/.300 / 242/.251 30/.130 214/.238 / 254/.210 232/.261 .253  Gomez
 Braun
 Bianchi
 Davis
 Overbay
 Herrera
0/145/0/12
59/0/0/5
3/0/0/1
34/0/0/1
0/0/4/0
2/0/0/0
OPS .813 .846 .737 .638 .746 .663 .769 .700
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 363/.881 239/.860 / 112/.546 13/.708 122/.543 / 108/.653 123/.753 .746
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 248/.716 203/.830 / 130/.908 17/.584 92/1.033 / 146/.671 109/.786 .665
Road 357/.777 224/.896 / 120/.695 14/.702 98/.786 / 125/.585 114/.841
Last 28d days 99/.525 48/.574 4/.250 46/.475 5/.000 28/.907 27/.542 40/.633 38/.707
HR/SB/CS 22/8/3 15/4/4 // 6/4/1 1/3/0 7/6/5 // 5/1/0 7/5/1 19/23/1
Usage ····X··· ···oX·X· ·o······ ···o·o·X ········ ···o··o· o······· o··X·o·o ·Xo···Xo

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.