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Chicago Cubs vs. Atlanta Braves, at Wrigley Field, April 29, 2016 Matchups, Tickets, Preview

Date:
Friday, April 29, 2016
Start Time:
1:20ct (local), 2:20et
Venue:
Wrigley Field
Series:
Game #1 of a 3-game series
Average Temp:
57° (based on last ten years)
Braves
Manager:
Game #:
23
On This Date:
48-54
Cubs
Manager:
Game #:
23
On This Date:
44-67
Season Series

Fri, Apr 29, 2016 ATL    @CHC  2:20pm
Sat, Apr 30, 2016 ATL    @CHC  2:20pm
Sun, May 01, 2016 ATL    @CHC  2:20pm
Fri, Jun 10, 2016 CHC    @ATL  7:35pm
Sat, Jun 11, 2016 CHC    @ATL  4:10pm
Sun, Jun 12, 2016 CHC    @ATL  1:35pm

                         All times ET
5-17, 5th, 9½ GB, 6½ GB in WC / Schedule
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:    1-12   Road:    4-5    ExtrInn: 1-3 
 vsRHP:   3-12   vsLHP:   2-5    1-Run:   1-5 
 vsEast:  3-9    vsCntrl: 0-3    vsWest:  1-2  IL: 1-3 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 22 Thu, Apr 28  @BOS  W   5-3        5-17  5th  9.5 gb
 21 Wed, Apr 27  @BOS  L   4-9        4-17  5th 10.5 gb
 20 Tue, Apr 26   BOS  L   4-11       4-16  5th 10.5 gb
 19 Mon, Apr 25   BOS  L   0-1        4-15  5th 10.5 gb
 18 Sun, Apr 24   NYM  L   2-3        4-14  5th 10.0 gb
 17 Sat, Apr 23   NYM  L   2-8        4-13  5th  9.0 gb
 16 Fri, Apr 22   NYM  L   3-6        4-12  5th  8.0 gb
 15 Thu, Apr 21   LAD  L   1-2 (10)   4-11  5th  7.0 gb
 14 Wed, Apr 20   LAD  L   3-5 (10)   4-10  5th  7.0 gb
 13 Tue, Apr 19   LAD  W   8-1        4-9   5th  6.0 gb
 Last 10: 2-8    Last 20: 5-15   Last 30: 5-17
16-5, 1st, 3½ up / Schedule
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:    6-2    Road:   10-3    ExtrInn: 0-0 
 vsRHP:  12-4    vsLHP:   4-1    1-Run:   2-1 
 vsEast:  0-0    vsCntrl:10-2    vsWest:  4-3  IL: 2-0 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 21 Thu, Apr 28   MIL  W   7-2       16-5   1st  3.5 up
 20 Tue, Apr 26   MIL  W   4-3       15-5   1st  3.5 up
 19 Sun, Apr 24  @CIN  W   9-0       14-5   1st  3.5 up
 18 Sat, Apr 23  @CIN  L   5-13      13-5   1st  3.5 up
 17 Fri, Apr 22  @CIN  W   8-1       13-4   1st  4.0 up
 16 Thu, Apr 21  @CIN  W  16-0       12-4   1st  3.5 up
 15 Wed, Apr 20  @STL  L   3-5       11-4   1st  3.0 up
 14 Tue, Apr 19  @STL  W   2-1       11-3   1st  4.0 up
 13 Mon, Apr 18  @STL  W   5-0       10-3   1st  3.0 up
 12 Sun, Apr 17   COL  L   0-2        9-3   1st  2.0 up
 Last 10: 7-3    Last 20:15-5    Last 30:16-5 
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Sun, Aug 23, 2015 CHC  9  ATL  3        W:Jason Hammel (7-5), L: Matt Wisler (5-4), S: none
Sat, Aug 22, 2015 CHC  9  ATL  7        W:Pedro Strop (2-6), L: Edwin Jackson (2-2), S: Hector Rondon (23)
Fri, Aug 21, 2015 CHC  5  ATL  3        W:Jason Motte (8-1), L: Shelby Miller (5-10), S: Hector Rondon (22)
Thu, Aug 20, 2015 CHC  7  ATL  1        W:Jake Arrieta (15-6), L: Mike Foltynewicz (4-5), S: none
Sun, Jul 19, 2015 CHC  4 @ATL  1        W:Jake Arrieta (11-5), L: Shelby Miller (5-6), S: none
Sat, Jul 18, 2015 CHC  4 @ATL  0        W:Jon Lester (5-8), L: Manny Banuelos (1-1), S: none
Fri, Jul 17, 2015 ATL  4  CHC  2        W:Arodys Vizcaino (1-0), L: Pedro Strop (1-5), S: Jim Johnson (6)
Sun, Jul 13, 2014 ATL 10 @CHC  7        W:Julio Teheran (9-6), L: Travis Wood (7-8), S: Craig Kimbrel (29)
Sat, Jul 12, 2014 ATL 11 @CHC  6        W:Mike Minor (3-5), L: Edwin Jackson (5-10), S: David Carpenter (3)
Fri, Jul 11, 2014 CHC  5  ATL  4        W:Hector Rondon (2-3), L: Jordan Walden (0-1), S: none
Season Series: 2016 -  0-0; 2015 - CHC won 6-1; 2014 - ATL won 5-1; All-Time - CHC leads 1229-1035

SP: Aaron Blair (24, RHP, 0-1, 5.06)

2016 Gamelogs / 2016 Splits / vs. CHC Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2016 (0-1) 5.1 6 3 3 2 1 0 5.06
Last 7 GS 0-1 5.1 6 3 3 2 1 0 5.06 43
2016-04-24 NYM L 5.1 6 3 3 2 1 0 80 43
Has never faced CHC as starter.

SP: Jon Lester (32, LHP, 2-1, 1.98)

2016 Gamelogs / 2016 Splits / vs. ATL Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2016 (2-1) 27.1 18 6 6 5 23 3 1.98
2015 (11-12) 205.0 183 83 76 47 207 16 3.34
2014 (16-11) 219.2 194 76 60 48 220 16 2.46
Last 7 GS 3-3 48.1 32 13 13 8 45 5 2.42 65
2016-04-22 @CIN W 7.0 5 1 1 1 4 1 100 66
2016-04-17 COL L 7.1 4 1 1 2 10 1 99 74
2016-04-11 CIN ND 6.0 5 3 3 2 5 1 102 53
2016-04-05 @LAA W 7.0 4 1 1 0 4 0 93 69
2015-09-30 @CIN W 8.0 3 1 1 0 9 0 101 81
2015-09-25 PIT L 7.0 5 2 2 0 6 0 102 65
2015-09-20 STL L 6.0 6 4 4 3 7 2 110 48
Last 5 v.ATL 3-2 32.1 31 11 10 9 29 3 2.78 57
2015-07-18 @ATL W 7.1 2 0 0 1 7 0 110 80
2014-08-17 @ATL L 6.0 6 4 3 1 5 2 96 50
2014-05-27 @ATL W 6.0 8 3 3 3 7 1 111 48
2012-06-22 ATL L 7.0 10 3 3 1 5 0 118 49
2006-06-16 @ATL W 6.0 5 1 1 3 5 0 93 60

NOTE: Team stats shown are for the 2016 season. Player Stats for the 2015 season. We will switch to 2016 stats on May 1st.

Braves Batters (3.36 RS/G) vs. Cubs Pitchers (2.67 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 34.Lester*
G/S/vB
53.Cahill
G/S/vB
52.Grimm
G/S/vB
54.Ramirez
G/S/vB
33.Richard*
G/S/vB
56.Rondon
G/S/vB
46.Strop
G/S/vB
43.Warren
G/S/vB
37.Wood*
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
1.Aybar# G/S/vP 23/.785 30/.860 ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 2/2.000 6/.833 3/.000 638/460 .270/.301/.338/.639 .597/.657 .649 83/.361 15/6 3/17
14.Castro G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 100/57 .240/.263/.344/.606 .749/.500 .351 55/.500 0/0 2/1
25.Flowers G/S/vP 18/.611 1/.000 7/1.229 1/.000 ··· ··· 2/1.500 5/.800 5/.933 361/288 .239/.295/.356/.652 .751/.627 .670 33/.704 0/1 9/5
18.Francoeur G/S/vP 19/.325 11/1.122 2/.000 ··· 12/1.200 2/.000 7/.143 ··· 7/.143 343/202 .258/.286/.433/.718 .645/.769 .619 45/.575 0/2 13/7
5.Freeman* G/S/vP 10/.900 9/1.556 4/.250 ··· 8/1.071 3/.000 ··· ··· 9/1.127 481/343 .276/.370/.471/.841 .656/.912 .864 91/.726 3/1 18/4
13.Garcia G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/no AB ··· 2/.000 ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 198/137 .277/.293/.497/.790 .982/.706 .614 90/.689 0/0 10/10
24.Johnson* G/S/vP 17/.243 ··· ··· ··· 9/.819 2/.000 6/2.067 2/.000 9/.000 335/300 .265/.314/.435/.750 .678/.758 .793 47/.488 2/1 14/11
22.Markakis* G/S/vP 80/.566 12/.962 1/.000 1/.000 5/1.150 2/.000 7/.619 5/1.000 1/2.000 686/483 .296/.370/.376/.746 .635/.795 .798 97/.851 2/1 3/1
8.Peterson* G/S/vP 3/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 2/.500 4/1.167 ··· 2/.000 597/483 .239/.314/.335/.649 .510/.682 .583 45/.514 12/10 6/9
15.Pierzynski* G/S/vP 24/.824 24/.899 4/1.000 ··· 1/.000 3/.666 2/.500 3/2.334 7/.762 436/345 .300/.339/.430/.769 .655/.799 .777 60/.485 0/2 9/2
17.Smith* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· / /// / 54/.569 / /
2.Stubbs G/S/vP 9/.111 3/.000 2/.000 ··· 13/.539 ··· ··· 1/.000 14/.857 140/76 .195/.283/.382/.665 .562/.750 .274 38/.695 5/1 5/0
IP 205.0 43.1 49.2 14.0 42.1 70.0 68.0 131.1 100.2 TOTAL .229/.302/.288/.591 .538/.618 .598 .591 9/6 4/20
ERA-K/9 3.34/9.1 5.40/7.5 1.99/12.1 3.21/9.6 3.83/4.7 1.67/8.9 2.91/10.7 3.29/7.1 3.84/10.5 2.46/9.0

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Flowers (53-18-15)
 Pierzynski (67-21-5)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 828/.240 187/.267 204/.178 60/.231 181/.272 281/.212 270/.167 534/.236 419/.229 .198  Francoeur
 Markakis
 Johnson
 Stubbs
 Garcia
20/0/85/5
0/0/153/4
29/0/8/2
21/42/4/2
10/0/0/1
OPS .661 .725 .572 .685 .714 .568 .538 .648 .663 .573
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 189/.658 72/.684 67/.497 25/.606 67/.534 134/.640 105/.641 219/.603 145/.597 .672
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 639/.662 115/.751 137/.608 35/.737 114/.820 147/.503 165/.475 315/.680 274/.698 .517
Home 511/.704 104/.827 96/.460 34/.681 94/.772 150/.532 141/.533 246/.561 216/.623
Last 28d days 100/.525 37/.878 27/.607 25/.770 14/.917 20/.200 30/.385 29/.249 22/.656
HR/SB/CS 16/44/11 4/5/2 4/7/0 1/1/0 3/1/0 4/8/1 5/3/1 10/6/4 11/0/3 14/19/4
Usage ······X· X····o·· X·····o· X····X·· ·····X·· ··X·o··· o·X···o· ··X·o··· ··o·o···

NOTE: Team stats shown are for the 2016 season. Player Stats for the 2015 season. We will switch to 2016 stats on May 1st.

Cubs Batters (6.19 RS/G) vs. Braves Pitchers (5.27 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 36.Blair
G/S/vB
54.Cervenka*
G/S/vB
52.Gant
G/S/vB
39.Grilli
G/S/vB
53.Johnson
G/S/vB
34.O'Flaherty*
G/S/vB
40.Ogando
G/S/vB
38.Vizcaino
G/S/vB
51.Withrow
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
9.Baez G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 80/60 .289/.325/.408/.733 1.082/.617 .608 27/.795 1/2 1/2
17.Bryant G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/no AB ··· ··· 3/.000 ··· 650/505 .275/.369/.488/.858 .797/.875 1.037 94/.878 13/4 26/17
15.Federowicz G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 2/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· / /// / 1/.000 / /
24.Fowler# G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 3/.000 1/2.000 8/.542 2/.000 ··· ··· 690/536 .250/.346/.411/.757 .865/.726 .771 91/1.103 20/7 17/4
22.Heyward* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 4/.250 1/.000 2/.500 3/.666 1/.000 ··· 610/429 .293/.359/.439/.797 .709/.835 .824 95/.617 23/3 13/3
2.La Stella* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 75/71 .269/.324/.403/.727 .000/.771 .522 28/1.131 2/0 1/1
44.Rizzo* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 6/1.500 1/.000 ··· 2/2.500 3/.666 1/.000 701/503 .278/.387/.512/.899 .881/.905 .861 95/.966 17/6 31/9
3.Ross G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 3/.667 1/2.000 ··· 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 182/132 .176/.267/.252/.518 .440/.549 .510 35/.902 1/0 1/1
27.Russell G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 523/403 .242/.307/.389/.696 .527/.746 .764 81/.704 4/3 13/13
68.Soler G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 404/312 .262/.324/.399/.723 .730/.720 .730 65/.607 3/1 10/1
20.Szczur G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 80/39 .222/.278/.333/.612 .725/.492 .596 29/.841 2/0 1/0
18.Zobrist# G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 6/.533 19/1.362 ··· 14/.702 ··· ··· 535/364 .276/.359/.450/.809 .926/.753 .852 87/.748 3/4 13/7
IP 33.2 66.2 30.0 65.1 33.2 TOTAL .255/.362/.432/.795 .676/.829 .698 .795 12/5 27/13
ERA-K/9 /0.0 /0.0 /0.0 2.94/12.0 4.46/6.7 8.10/6.3 3.99/7.3 1.60/9.9 /0.0 4.98/8.1

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Ross (49-17-4)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA / / / 140/.217 291/.296 159/.343 277/.242 139/.218 / .264  Heyward
 Fowler
 Soler
 Bryant
 Zobrist
 Szczur
0/10/144/10
0/152/0/5
0/0/95/4
8/7/7/1
45/0/5/1
26/6/4/0
OPS .620 .743 .909 .776 .615 .767
vs LHB (BF-OPS) / / / 60/.598 124/.675 82/.677 107/.611 64/.583 / .877
vs RHB (BF-OPS) / / / 80/.636 167/.793 77/1.162 170/.883 75/.641 / .673
Road / / / 65/.649 161/.844 83/.906 130/.673 58/.575 /
Last 28d days 21/.812 24/.258 34/1.030 41/.877 43/.463 24/1.179 53/.668 36/.531 27/.561
HR/SB/CS // // // 2/0/0 5/7/0 2/2/0 12/3/3 1/0/0 // 24/19/5
Usage ····X··· ooo·X··· ·X······ ·o··X·o· o··o···X o·o···oo X···X··X X··o···o ··o··X··

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 2016 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 2015 season

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.