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Game Preview: ARI @ CHC, 3:40pm, Saturday, May 10, 2008 @Wrigley Field

Arizona Diamondbacks, 23-13, 1st, 3½ up

SP: Max Scherzer (23, RHP, 0-1, 5.40)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. CHC Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (0-1)              8.1   8   5   5   2  12  0    5.40      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         0-1   4     8   5   5   2   5  0   11.25   29 
 2008-05-05    PHI   L   4     8   5   5   2   5  0      92   29 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.CHC    Has never faced CHC.
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   14-7    Road:    9-6    ExtrInn: 1-1 
 vsRHP:  15-8    vsLHP:   8-5    1-Run:   4-5 
 vsEast:  3-4    vsCntrl: 3-4    vsWest: 17-5  IL: 0-0 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 36 Fri, May  9  @CHC  L   1-3       23-13  1st  3.5 up
 35 Thu, May  8   PHI  W   8-3       23-12  1st  3.5 up
 34 Wed, May  7   PHI  L   4-5       22-12  1st  3.0 up
 33 Tue, May  6   PHI  W   6-4       22-11  1st  3.0 up
 32 Mon, May  5   PHI  L   4-11      21-11  1st  3.0 up
 31 Sun, May  4   NYM  L   2-5       21-10  1st  4.0 up
 30 Sat, May  3   NYM  W  10-4       21-9   1st  4.0 up
 29 Fri, May  2   NYM  L   2-7       20-9   1st  4.0 up
 28 Wed, Apr 30   HOU  W   8-7       20-8   1st  5.5 up
 27 Tue, Apr 29   HOU  L   4-6       19-8   1st  5.5 up
 Last 10: 4-6    Last 20:11-9    Last 30:19-11
Chicago Cubs, 20-15, 2nd, 1 GB, tied for WC

SP: Ryan Dempster (31, RHP, 4-1, 2.72)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. ARI Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (4-1)             43    26  20  13  20  29  3    2.72      
 2007 (2-7)             66.2  59  36  35  30  55  8    4.73      
 2006 (1-9)             75    77  47  40  36  67  5    4.80      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         4-1  43    26  20  13  20  29  3    2.72   57 
 2008-05-05   @CIN   L   6     4   5   0   1   7  1      83   60 
 2008-04-30    MIL   W   6     4   3   3   5   1  0     106   48 
 2008-04-25   @WSN  ND   7     4   3   2   3   5  1     108   61 
 2008-04-20    PIT   W   5     5   3   3   2   3  0      94   46 
 2008-04-15    CIN   W   6     5   4   4   5   3  1     106   44 
 2008-04-09   @PIT  ND   7     1   0   0   2   5  0      98   78 
 2008-04-03    MIL   W   6     3   2   1   2   5  0      91   63 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.ARI      0-3  24    36  28  28  13  20  4   10.50   31 
 2005-04-06   @ARI   L   3.2   9   7   7   3   7  0      82   19 
 2003-06-22   @ARI  ND   5     7   4   4   3   2  1      91   36 
 2002-08-20   @ARI  ND   5     7   3   3   2   3  0      81   42 
 2002-08-15    ARI   L   6     8   6   6   1   6  3      99   37 
 2001-04-23   @ARI   L   4.1   5   8   8   4   2  0      97   19 
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   12-6    Road:    8-9    ExtrInn: 4-2 
 vsRHP:  13-12   vsLHP:   7-3    1-Run:   4-3 
 vsEast:  4-4    vsCntrl:14-10   vsWest:  2-1  IL: 0-0 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 35 Fri, May  9   ARI  W   3-1       20-15  2nd  1.0 gb
 34 Wed, May  7  @CIN  L   0-9       19-15  2nd  2.5 gb
 33 Tue, May  6  @CIN  W   3-0       19-14  2nd  2.5 gb
 32 Mon, May  5  @CIN  L   3-5       18-14  2nd  2.5 gb
 31 Sun, May  4  @STL  L   3-5       18-13  2nd  1.5 gb
 30 Sat, May  3  @STL  W   9-3       18-12  2nd  0.5 gb
 29 Fri, May  2  @STL  L   3-5 (11)  17-12  2nd  1.5 gb
 28 Thu, May  1   MIL  L   3-4       17-11  2nd  0.5 gb
 27 Wed, Apr 30   MIL  W  19-5       17-10  1st    Tied
 26 Tue, Apr 29   MIL  L   7-10      16-10  1st    Tied
 Last 10: 4-6    Last 20:11-9    Last 30:18-12
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Fri, May 09, 2008 CHC  3  ARI  1        W:Ted Lilly (3-4), L: Danny Haren (4-2), S: Kerry Wood (6)

Sun, Aug 26, 2007 ARI  5  CHC  4        W:Edgar Gonzalez (6-2), L: Jason Marquis (10-8), S: Jose Valverde (40)
Sat, Aug 25, 2007 ARI  3  CHC  1        W:Doug Davis (11-11), L: Ted Lilly (13-7), S: Jose Valverde (39)
Fri, Aug 24, 2007 CHC  6 @ARI  2        W:Sean Marshall (7-6), L: Micah Owings (6-7), S: Ryan Dempster (21)
Sun, Jul 22, 2007 ARI  3 @CHC  0        W:Yusmeiro Petit (2-2), L: Sean Marshall (4-4), S: Jose Valverde (30)
Sat, Jul 21, 2007 ARI  3 @CHC  2        W:Juan Cruz (4-1), L: Bobby Howry (5-5), S: Jose Valverde (29)
Fri, Jul 20, 2007 CHC  6  ARI  2        W:Jason Marquis (7-5), L: Brandon Webb (8-8), S: none
Thu, Aug 03, 2006 CHC  7  ARI  3        W:Juan Mateo (1-0), L: Enrique Gonzalez (3-3), S: none
Thu, Aug 03, 2006 ARI 10 @CHC  2        W:Juan Cruz (4-6), L: Carlos Marmol (4-5), S: none
Tue, Aug 01, 2006 CHC  9  ARI  3        W:Rich Hill (1-4), L: Claudio Vargas (8-8), S: none
Season Series: 2008 - CHC leads 1-0; 2007 - ARI won 4-2; 2006 - ARI won 4-2; All-Time - ARI leads 46-31

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 2008 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

Stat

Best

Middle

Worst

RS/G

CHC  5.66

TEX  4.51

SDP  3.31

RA/G

OAK  3.59

SEA  4.46

PIT  5.54

BA

  

  

  

OBP

  

  

  

SLG

  

  

  

OPS

  

  

  

ERA

C. Lee  .81

T. Redding  3.83

N. Robertson  6.64

K/9IP

E. Volquez  11.06

T. Redding  6.04

J. Garland  2.07

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Arizona Diamondbacks Batters (5.61 RS/G) vs. Chicago Cubs Pitchers (4.34 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 46.Dempster
G/S/vB
47.Eyre*
G/S/vB
44.Fox
G/S/vB
36.Gallagher
G/S/vB
62.Howry
G/S/vB
32.Lieber
G/S/vB
49.Marmol
G/S/vB
34.Wood
G/S/vB
43.Wuertz
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
2.Burke G/S/vP 4/.833 3/3.000 ··· 1/3.000 5/.400 1/.000 5/.833 6/.933 4/.250 60/34 .140/.250/.140/.390 .498/.309 .278 40/.400 1/0 0/
22.Byrnes G/S/vP 1/.000 5/1.600 ··· ··· 3/.000 10/1.400 7/.629 ··· 3/.667 155/106 .225/.290/.373/.664 .801/.601 .603 107/.552 4/2 3/
6.Drew* G/S/vP 1/3.000 1/.000 ··· ··· 3/2.667 7/1.285 4/1.250 ··· 2/2.500 132/94 .274/.336/.521/.857 .771/.891 .796 97/.838 1/0 4/
7.Hammock G/S/vP 2/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 3/.000 1/.000 24/14 .190/.292/.238/.530 .633/.452 .452 12/.523 0/0 0/
1.Hudson# G/S/vP 5/.000 3/1.000 3/.666 ··· 6/1.000 14/.928 6/.333 3/.000 5/1.000 131/86 .274/.333/.462/.795 .795/.795 .727 86/.764 2/0 3/
34.Jackson G/S/vP 2/2.000 2/.000 ··· ··· ··· 7/1.000 6/1.334 2/.000 5/.600 136/92 .333/.419/.564/.983 1.049/.952 .907 105/1.021 3/0 5/
26.Montero* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 3/.666 ··· ··· ··· 28/22 .346/.393/.462/.854 .833/.859 .697 28/.854 0/0 0/
11.Ojeda# G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/no AB ··· 3/.666 3/1.000 2/1.000 ··· ··· 42/30 .368/.405/.500/.905 .871/.919 .522 36/.799 0/0 0/
27.Reynolds G/S/vP 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 4/.750 2/.000 ··· 3/.333 144/96 .242/.319/.445/.765 .779/.757 .625 101/.623 4/0 7/
12.Salazar* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 38/34 .353/.421/.647/1.068 .500/1.141 1.169 31/1.026 0/1 2/
19.Snyder G/S/vP 3/.666 1/.000 ··· ··· 2/2.500 2/.000 5/1.400 1/2.000 6/.000 102/66 .277/.392/.482/.874 .909/.851 .590 71/1.081 0/0 2/
10.Upton G/S/vP 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 2/1.500 ··· 144/99 .333/.396/.548/.943 .892/.967 .716 101/.863 0/1 6/
24.Young G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 2/.000 3/1.000 2/.500 1/.000 1/.000 165/114 .248/.339/.490/.829 1.007/.754 .971 114/.794 3/0 9/
IP 43.0 1.2 4.0 16.1 21.1 22.0 18.0 16.0 TOTAL .271/.345/.459/.804 .819/.798 .712 .780 18/4 42/23
ERA-K/9 2.72/6.1 /0.0 10.80/5.3 4.50/2.2 6.61/6.1 3.80/4.6 1.23/11.9 4.00/8.5 4.50/5.6 3.82/6.7

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Hammock (6-1-0)
 Montero (4-0-0)
 Snyder (15-3-2)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 174/.172 / 7/.333 17/.333 77/.357 94/.311 81/.137 70/.175 68/.246 .243  Young
 Salazar
 Upton
 Burke
 Byrnes
0/34/0/2
4/1/3/2
0/0/35/1
2/0/0/0
33/1/0/0
OPS .523 1.167 .908 .996 .923 .418 .548 .740 .720
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 76/.497 / 3/2.333 9/1.194 31/1.081 32/1.304 32/.647 31/.381 25/.675 .770
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 98/.543 / 4/.000 8/.571 46/.938 62/.729 49/.274 39/.673 43/.778 .691
Home 98/.607 / / / 38/1.168 26/.829 51/.368 36/.576 31/.719 .700
Last 28d days 127/.612 / 7/1.167 17/.908 52/.966 56/1.089 54/.355 46/.501 42/.974
HR/SB/CS 3/1/1 // 1/1/0 1/0/1 3/0/0 6/0/0 1/1/0 1/0/0 3/0/2 38/19/11
Usage ····X··· ····o··X ··X··X·· ··X····X ··X····X o·····X· o··oo··o ··o····X
Chicago Cubs Batters (5.66 RS/G) vs. Arizona Diamondbacks Pitchers (4.19 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 39.Scherzer
G/S/vB
37.Cruz
G/S/vB
38.Lyon
G/S/vB
52.Medders
G/S/vB
56.Pena
G/S/vB
50.Qualls
G/S/vB
45.Slaten*
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
24.Blanco G/S/vP ··· 4/.250 ··· 1/no AB ··· 1/.000 ··· 23/15 .350/.435/.350/.785 1.196/.564 .701 18/.900 0/0 0/
5.Cedeno G/S/vP ··· 3/.000 ··· 2/.500 ··· 3/.000 ··· 64/36 .345/.429/.509/.938 .793/1.057 1.234 54/.956 2/0 1/
7.DeRosa G/S/vP ··· 4/1.833 1/.000 2/.000 1/.000 7/.000 ··· 140/103 .268/.388/.411/.799 .658/.851 1.070 101/.775 2/0 3/
17.Fontenot* G/S/vP ··· 1/no AB 1/2.000 ··· 1/.000 2/.000 ··· 68/61 .281/.388/.456/.844 .533/.874 .744 56/.760 1/0 2/
1.Fukudome* G/S/vP ··· 1/2.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 151/120 .320/.413/.453/.866 .906/.856 1.163 104/.836 3/2 1/
9.Johnson G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 2/1.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 120/77 .260/.342/.298/.640 .681/.616 .707 97/.580 1/2 0/
25.Lee G/S/vP ··· 9/1.194 2/2.000 ··· 1/.000 12/1.567 ··· 163/125 .322/.399/.587/.986 1.177/.931 1.164 113/.953 2/1 9/
20.Pie* G/S/vP ··· 1/no AB ··· ··· ··· 1/no AB ··· 67/57 .217/.284/.283/.567 .200/.636 .536 44/.660 2/0 1/
16.Ramirez G/S/vP ··· 22/.540 6/1.133 2/1.000 4/.000 11/.182 ··· 142/109 .272/.408/.509/.917 .996/.892 .955 95/.942 0/1 6/
12.Soriano G/S/vP ··· 2/.000 13/.322 1/.000 1/.000 8/.875 ··· 96/76 .191/.240/.337/.577 .616/.567 .320 45/.602 3/0 3/
18.Soto G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 136/104 .333/.434/.623/1.057 1.080/1.049 1.019 93/1.099 0/0 6/
2.Theriot G/S/vP ··· 3/.000 2/1.000 ··· 3/1.667 7/.000 ··· 148/116 .321/.395/.412/.807 .882/.786 .872 109/.895 8/6 1/
33.Ward* G/S/vP ··· 3/.000 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 4/.500 ··· 30/27 .136/.367/.318/.685 1.167/.633 1.067 20/.950 0/0 1/
IP 8.1 13.2 16.0 17.0 15.1 19.1 11.2 TOTAL .278/.368/.433/.802 .800/.803 .896 .818 25/12 35/25
ERA-K/9 5.40/13.0 1.98/11.2 2.25/6.8 2.65/3.7 4.11/7.6 0.93/9.3 2.31/3.1 3.54/7.3

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Blanco (4-1-1)
 Soto (15-10-1)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 36/.250 58/.182 64/.226 72/.190 65/.262 80/.164 48/.171 .229  Fukudome
 Soriano
 Pie
 DeRosa
 Ward
 Johnson
0/2/32/3
20/0/0/2
0/26/0/1
12/0/2/0
1/0/1/0
8/23/0/0
OPS .649 .664 .605 .551 .718 .475 .612 .662
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 21/.881 26/.557 30/.372 30/.594 31/.637 46/.424 19/.325 .635
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 15/.343 32/.747 34/.809 42/.521 34/.790 34/.544 29/.823 .683
Road / 32/.517 33/.773 28/.608 25/.628 38/.334 17/.584 .591
Last 28d days 36/.649 41/.802 46/.399 55/.460 46/.759 55/.491 41/.693
HR/SB/CS 0/0/0 1/3/1 2/1/0 0/5/1 1/0/0 0/1/0 1/0/0 27/25/4
Usage ····X··· X·o··X·o ···X··o· ··o·o··o ···o··oo ··Xo·Xo· ····Xo·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.

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