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Game Preview: PIT @ CHC, 2:20pm, Friday, May 16, 2008 @Wrigley Field

Pittsburgh Pirates, 20-21, 4th, 5 GB, 3½ GB in WC

SP: Tom Gorzelanny (25, LHP, 3-3, 5.97)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. CHC Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (3-3)             34.2  32  23  23  29  21  3    5.97      
 2007 (14-10)          201.2 214  90  87  68 135 18    3.88      
 2006 (2-5)             61.2  50  29  26  31  40  3    3.79      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         3-3  34.2  32  23  23  29  21  3    5.97   44 
 2008-05-10    ATL   W   7.1   7   2   2   2   4  1      92   58 
 2008-04-30   @NYM   W   5     1   0   0   5   4  0      84   64 
 2008-04-24    STL   L   5     2   3   3   7   4  0      94   48 
 2008-04-19   @CHC   L   2.2   6   7   7   4   3  1      80   17 
 2008-04-13    CIN   W   6.1   4   1   1   4   1  0     102   58 
 2008-04-07    CHC  ND   2.1   6   7   7   4   2  0      70   15 
 2008-04-02   @ATL   L   6     6   3   3   3   3  1      95   48 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.CHC      1-3  24.2  36  22  22  14  20  3    8.03   37 
 2008-04-19   @CHC   L   2.2   6   7   7   4   3  1      80   17 
 2008-04-07    CHC  ND   2.1   6   7   7   4   2  0      70   15 
 2007-09-23   @CHC   L   5.2  12   6   6   2   7  1     117   26 
 2007-09-07    CHC   W   7     6   1   1   2   3  0     118   62 
 2007-05-09   @CHC   L   7     6   1   1   2   5  1      90   64 
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   12-8    Road:    8-13   ExtrInn: 3-3 
 vsRHP:  13-11   vsLHP:   7-10   1-Run:   7-6 
 vsEast: 10-11   vsCntrl: 6-8    vsWest:  4-2  IL: 0-0 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 41 Thu, May 15  @STL  W  11-5       20-21  4th  5.0 gb
 40 Wed, May 14  @STL  L   1-5       19-21  5th  5.0 gb
 39 Tue, May 13  @STL  W   8-4 (10)  19-20  5th  4.0 gb
 38 Mon, May 12   ATL  L   1-8       18-20  5th  5.0 gb
 37 Mon, May 12   ATL  W   5-0       18-19  5th  5.0 gb
 36 Sat, May 10   ATL  W   5-2       17-19  4th  5.0 gb
 35 Fri, May  9   ATL  W   3-2       16-19  5th  5.0 gb
 34 Thu, May  8   SFG  W   5-4       15-19  5th  6.0 gb
 33 Wed, May  7   SFG  W   3-1       14-19  5th  7.0 gb
 32 Tue, May  6   SFG  W  12-6       13-19  5th  8.0 gb
 Last 10: 8-2    Last 20:11-9    Last 30:15-15
Chicago Cubs, 25-16, 1st, 1½ up

SP: Sean Gallagher (22, RHP, 0-0, 6.48)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. PIT Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (0-0)              8.1  10   6   6   4   7  1    6.48      
 2007 (0-0)             14.2  19  15  14  12   5  3    8.59      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         0-0   4.1   5   4   4   3   6  0    8.31   40 
 2008-05-11    ARI  ND   4.1   5   4   4   3   6  0      83   40 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.PIT    Has never faced PIT.
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   17-7    Road:    8-9    ExtrInn: 4-2 
 vsRHP:  17-12   vsLHP:   8-4    1-Run:   4-4 
 vsEast:  4-4    vsCntrl:14-10   vsWest:  7-2  IL: 0-0 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 41 Thu, May 15   SDP  W   4-0       25-16  1st  1.5 up
 40 Wed, May 14   SDP  W   8-5       24-16  1st  1.0 up
 39 Tue, May 13   SDP  L   3-4       23-16  1st  1.0 up
 38 Mon, May 12   SDP  W  12-3       23-15  1st  1.0 up
 37 Sun, May 11   ARI  W   6-4       22-15  1st    Tied
 36 Sat, May 10   ARI  W   7-2       21-15  2nd  1.0 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
 Last 10: 7-3    Last 20:10-10   Last 30:19-11
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Sun, Apr 20, 2008 CHC 13  PIT  6        W:Ryan Dempster (3-0), L: Zach Duke (0-1), S: none
Sat, Apr 19, 2008 CHC 13  PIT  1        W:Jason Marquis (1-0), L: Tom Gorzelanny (1-2), S: none
Fri, Apr 18, 2008 CHC  3  PIT  2        W:Rich Hill (1-0), L: Ian Snell (2-1), S: Kerry Wood (4)
Thu, Apr 10, 2008 CHC  7 @PIT  3        W:Jon Lieber (2-1), L: Matt Morris (0-1), S: none
Wed, Apr 09, 2008 CHC  6 @PIT  4 (15)   W:Kevin Hart (2-0), L: Phil Dumatrait (0-1), S: Sean Marshall (1)
Mon, Apr 07, 2008 CHC 10 @PIT  8 (12)   W:Jon Lieber (1-1), L: Evan Meek (0-1), S: Carlos Marmol (1)

Sun, Sep 23, 2007 CHC  8  PIT  0        W:Carlos Zambrano (17-13), L: Tom Gorzelanny (14-9), S: none
Sat, Sep 22, 2007 CHC  9  PIT  5        W:Rich Hill (10-8), L: Zach Duke (3-8), S: none
Fri, Sep 21, 2007 CHC 13  PIT  8        W:Scott Eyre (2-1), L: Franquelis Osoria (0-2), S: none
Sun, Sep 09, 2007 PIT 10  CHC  5        W:Matt Morris (9-9), L: Steve Trachsel (6-10), S: none
Season Series: 2008 - CHC leads 6-0; 2007 - CHC won 8-7; 2006 - PIT won 9-6; All-Time - PIT leads 1189-1122

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  5.80

CHW  4.51

SDP  3.33

RA/G

CLE  3.49

BOS  4.49

TEX  5.45

BA

A. Pujols  .357

  

R. Weeks  .187

OBP

A. Pujols  .503

  

R. Zimmerman  .268

SLG

C. Utley  .665

  

R. Weeks  .335

OPS

A. Pujols  1.097

  

R. Weeks  .651

ERA

C. Lee  .67

N. Blackburn  3.93

K. Rogers  6.65

K/9IP

E. Volquez  10.62

S. Chacon  6.18

J. Garland  2.01

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Pittsburgh Pirates Batters (5.00 RS/G) vs. Chicago Cubs Pitchers (4.15 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 36.Gallagher
G/S/vB
47.Eyre*
G/S/vB
44.Fox
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
19.Bautista G/S/vP ··· 3/2.000 ··· 8/.686 6/.400 7/.821 2/.000 6/.733 146/104 .228/.296/.386/.682 1.037/.548 .773 84/.826 1/1 4/
38.Bay G/S/vP 1/.000 3/.667 4/.500 8/.250 7/1.285 3/.333 11/.727 13/1.218 173/120 .268/.393/.479/.872 .877/.869 .753 110/.885 4/0 8/
10.Bixler G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 2/.000 ··· ··· 2/.000 73/58 .169/.250/.200/.450 .564/.420 .433 55/.460 0/0 0/
37.Chavez G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· 3/.000 ··· 4/.000 2/.000 1/ 1.000/1.000/2.000/3.000 3.000/ 3.000 1/3.000 0/0 0/
5.Gomez G/S/vP ··· 2/.000 3/1.334 4/1.000 18/.466 ··· ··· 1/.000 70/39 .288/.314/.333/.648 .667/.632 .635 45/.613 0/0 0/
25.LaRoche* G/S/vP 1/.000 8/.125 3/.000 4/.833 17/1.286 2/.500 10/.900 5/.600 151/101 .197/.298/.326/.624 .610/.630 .589 104/.694 1/0 4/
13.McLouth* G/S/vP 1/.000 5/1.400 ··· 1/no AB 7/1.071 4/3.333 3/.333 5/.600 188/120 .304/.392/.615/1.007 .894/1.071 1.099 113/.968 4/3 11/
18.Michaels G/S/vP ··· 4/1.167 2/.000 ··· 3/.666 ··· ··· 2/1.500 83/48 .222/.280/.278/.558 .451/.639 .406 42/.755 1/1 0/
16.Mientkiewicz* G/S/vP ··· 7/1.143 2/.500 7/.762 15/.933 ··· 4/.500 2/.000 68/57 .237/.338/.322/.660 .282/.736 .603 39/.641 0/0 0/
22.Nady G/S/vP 1/3.000 8/1.214 1/2.000 11/.364 5/.600 5/.650 8/1.583 10/.522 172/117 .320/.384/.510/.894 .955/.864 .979 107/.816 1/0 5/
26.Paulino G/S/vP ··· 2/.000 ··· 6/.000 6/.334 5/.400 3/.666 2/.000 75/46 .224/.293/.284/.577 .630/.545 .548 49/.512 0/0 0/
31.Rivas G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 2/1.500 6/.533 4/.500 3/.000 ··· 2/.000 65/46 .226/.250/.258/.508 .541/.494 .507 22/.511 2/0 0/
12.Sanchez G/S/vP 1/no AB 7/.286 1/no AB 8/1.357 8/.000 5/.400 6/.500 9/.555 171/120 .250/.278/.325/.603 .728/.549 .631 117/.630 0/0 1/
IP 8.1 2.0 3.1 18.2 21.1 26.0 20.2 20.0 TOTAL .251/.323/.391/.714 .770/.690 .714 .728 14/6 38/38
ERA-K/9 6.48/7.6 0.00/4.5 5.40/2.7 5.79/6.3 3.80/4.6 1.04/12.1 3.92/8.7 3.60/5.0 3.70/7.1

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Paulino (13-4-0)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 38/.313 8/.250 14/.200 86/.354 94/.311 94/.118 82/.192 81/.216 .240  Nady
 Michaels
 Bay
 Mientkiewicz
 McLouth
0/0/39/4
16/1/7/3
39/0/0/1
0/0/1/0
4/38/2/0
OPS .920 .625 .885 .959 .923 .370 .587 .653 .701
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 16/1.080 5/.000 6/1.167 33/1.140 32/1.304 38/.573 39/.502 30/.557 .747
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 22/.794 3/1.667 8/.429 53/.848 62/.729 56/.239 43/.656 51/.711 .673
Home 21/.929 8/.625 7/.429 47/1.064 26/.829 64/.310 48/.636 44/.569 .672
Last 28d days 38/.920 8/.625 14/.885 46/.838 49/1.041 56/.335 46/.616 46/.537
HR/SB/CS 1/0/1 0/0/0 1/1/0 3/0/0 6/0/0 1/1/0 1/0/0 3/0/2 40/19/11
Usage ····X··· ··oo·X·· ····X··· ···X·o·· ········ ·X··Xoo· oX··o·o· ··X·o···
Chicago Cubs Batters (5.80 RS/G) vs. Pittsburgh Pirates Pitchers (5.32 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 24.Gorzelanny*
G/S/vB
61.Burnett*
G/S/vB
55.Capps
G/S/vB
34.Grabow*
G/S/vB
43.Marte*
G/S/vB
52.Osoria
G/S/vB
56.Salas
G/S/vB
30.Yates
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
24.Blanco G/S/vP ··· ··· 3/.666 2/.000 2/.000 ··· ··· ··· 28/19 .320/.393/.320/.713 1.056/.551 .618 16/.745 0/0 0/
5.Cedeno G/S/vP 10/1.056 ··· 4/1.667 6/.666 2/1.000 3/1.000 ··· 1/.000 70/39 .350/.435/.500/.935 .757/1.080 1.170 57/.977 2/0 1/
7.DeRosa G/S/vP 14/1.310 ··· 6/.000 3/.666 1/.000 6/.167 ··· 5/.450 159/114 .287/.399/.411/.810 .756/.831 1.029 100/.696 2/0 3/
15.Edmonds* G/S/vP 3/.000 2/1.000 4/.250 9/.111 4/1.417 1/2.000 ··· 1/no AB 107/87 .181/.264/.234/.498 .308/.544 .285 60/.446 2/1 1/
17.Fontenot* G/S/vP ··· ··· 2/1.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 72/65 .267/.380/.433/.814 .533/.839 .697 42/.954 1/0 2/
1.Fukudome* G/S/vP 4/1.000 ··· 2/2.000 1/2.000 1/.000 2/.000 ··· 2/.500 177/135 .324/.426/.466/.892 .883/.895 1.135 109/.895 3/2 2/
9.Johnson G/S/vP 4/.750 ··· ··· ··· 5/.200 3/1.334 ··· 3/.333 141/91 .256/.343/.331/.673 .673/.672 .748 100/.607 1/2 1/
25.Lee G/S/vP 14/1.893 3/1.000 8/.875 3/.666 3/1.334 7/.429 ··· 10/.422 188/141 .310/.378/.565/.943 1.093/.894 1.042 114/.793 3/1 10/
16.Ramirez G/S/vP 16/.393 3/.333 9/1.301 7/2.071 4/1.750 9/1.333 ··· 13/.641 167/124 .294/.419/.515/.934 .959/.924 .973 97/1.051 1/1 6/
12.Soriano G/S/vP 14/.500 ··· 7/.286 3/.000 6/1.000 3/.666 ··· 6/.533 121/91 .257/.298/.469/.767 .987/.691 .801 60/1.010 3/0 6/
18.Soto G/S/vP 10/1.489 ··· 3/.000 4/1.250 3/.333 5/1.800 ··· 2/2.000 156/116 .321/.423/.595/1.018 1.181/.962 .957 98/1.101 0/0 7/
2.Theriot G/S/vP 10/.400 ··· 5/1.200 5/.933 5/1.300 4/.500 ··· 4/1.000 175/133 .329/.408/.408/.816 .933/.780 .873 113/.865 8/7 1/
33.Ward* G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 2/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· 4/1.167 34/31 .200/.412/.400/.812 1.167/.778 1.219 21/1.190 0/0 1/
IP 34.2 4.0 18.2 18.2 20.2 28.1 2.0 18.0 TOTAL .287/.375/.444/.819 .843/.810 .902 .843 27/13 42/26
ERA-K/9 5.97/5.4 4.50/9.0 2.41/5.3 1.45/7.7 4.35/10.4 5.40/3.2 4.50/9.0 3.00/4.0 4.88/5.5

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

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 158/.252 21/.267 73/.232 77/.208 83/.218 128/.342 12/.375 82/.203 .286  Fukudome
 Soriano
 Edmonds
 DeRosa
 Ward
 Johnson
0/2/38/3
26/0/0/2
0/27/0/1
12/0/2/0
1/0/1/0
10/28/0/0
OPS .774 .917 .568 .524 .521 .920 .920 .639 .785
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 34/.698 5/.000 34/.925 20/.358 29/.427 46/.923 4/.500 33/.580 .742
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 124/.796 16/1.300 39/.262 57/.583 54/.572 82/.918 8/1.071 49/.668 .805
Road 64/.842 12/.597 29/.644 46/.579 44/.548 64/.957 12/.920 40/.488 .830
Last 28d days 90/.725 21/.917 43/.579 38/.687 55/.444 77/.869 12/.920 48/.854
HR/SB/CS 3/3/1 1/0/0 0/3/1 1/1/0 1/0/1 4/0/0 0/0/0 1/2/0 32/23/10
Usage ·····X·· XX·X···· X·o··o·X o·o···oo o·XX··X· o··X·o·o ·XX····· ··oX··oo

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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