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Game Preview: CHC @ LAD, 3:55pm, Saturday, June 7, 2008 @Dodger Stadium

Chicago Cubs, 39-23, 1st, 3½ up

SP: Carlos Zambrano (27, RHP, 8-1, 2.51)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. LAD Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (8-1)             86    77  25  24  28  57  4    2.51      
 2007 (18-13)          216.1 187 100  95 101 177 23    3.95      
 2006 (16-7)           214   162  91  81 115 210 20    3.41      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         4-0  45.1  40  15  14  19  25  2    2.78   55 
 2008-06-02   @SDP   W   5     5   3   3   4   2  0      92   43 
 2008-05-28    LAD  ND   8     6   1   1   4   3  0     130   65 
 2008-05-23   @PIT   W   7     6   2   2   1   6  0     109   62 
 2008-05-17    PIT  ND   4     7   5   4   3   3  0      73   30 
 2008-05-12    SDP   W   7     6   3   3   2   5  1      96   56 
 2008-05-06   @CIN   W   8     3   0   0   3   3  0     113   76 
 2008-05-01    MIL  ND   6.1   7   1   1   2   3  1     111   56 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.LAD      1-1  34    26  13  12  17  29  1    3.18   58 
 2008-05-28    LAD  ND   8     6   1   1   4   3  0     130   65 
 2007-09-03    LAD   L   4.1   7   8   8   5   6  0      96   18 
 2007-05-26   @LAD   W   7.2   8   2   2   1   8  1     125   62 
 2006-04-18   @LAD  ND   6     4   1   1   5   3  0     112   58 
 2005-05-31   @LAD  ND   8     1   1   0   2   9  0     124   85 
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   26-8    Road:   13-15   ExtrInn: 5-4 
 vsRHP:  25-16   vsLHP:  14-7    1-Run:  10-8 
 vsEast:  4-4    vsCntrl:18-15   vsWest: 17-4  IL: 0-0 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 62 Fri, Jun  6  @LAD  L   0-3       39-23  1st  3.5 up
 61 Thu, Jun  5  @LAD  W   5-4       39-22  1st  3.5 up
 60 Wed, Jun  4  @SDP  L   1-2       38-22  1st  3.0 up
 59 Tue, Jun  3  @SDP  W   9-6       38-21  1st  3.5 up
 58 Mon, Jun  2  @SDP  W   7-6       37-21  1st  3.5 up
 57 Sun, Jun  1   COL  W   5-3       36-21  1st  2.5 up
 56 Sat, May 31   COL  W   5-4       35-21  1st  2.5 up
 55 Fri, May 30   COL  W  10-9       34-21  1st  1.5 up
 54 Thu, May 29   COL  W   8-4       33-21  1st  1.5 up
 53 Wed, May 28   LAD  W   2-1 (10)  32-21  1st  1.5 up
 Last 10: 8-2    Last 20:13-7    Last 30:21-9 
Los Angeles Dodgers, 29-32, 2nd, 4 GB, 6 GB in WC

SP: Derek Lowe (35, RHP, 3-5, 4.17)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. CHC Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (3-5)             77.2  81  42  36  22  52  6    4.17      
 2007 (12-14)          199.1 194 100  86  59 147 20    3.88      
 2006 (16-8)           218   221  97  88  55 123 14    3.63      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         1-4  43.1  44  25  25  15  30  3    5.19   48 
 2008-06-02    COL   W   8     5   1   1   1   3  0     110   70 
 2008-05-28   @CHC  ND   7     4   0   0   2   5  0      91   72 
 2008-05-23    STL   L   7     5   2   2   2   5  1      98   62 
 2008-05-18   @LAA   L   5    10   7   7   1   3  1      76   21 
 2008-05-14   @MIL  ND   6     6   4   4   3   6  0      95   47 
 2008-05-09    HOU   L   5.1   8   6   6   2   5  1      76   31 
 2008-05-04   @COL   L   5     6   5   5   4   3  0     112   34 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.CHC      0-0  31    28  10  10  12  23  1    2.90   56 
 2008-05-28   @CHC  ND   7     4   0   0   2   5  0      91   72 
 2007-09-06   @CHC  ND   6     5   3   3   5   5  1      96   50 
 2007-05-25    CHC  ND   6     4   1   1   3   5  0      83   62 
 2006-09-12   @CHC  ND   5    10   5   5   1   2  0      87   28 
 2006-04-18    CHC  ND   7     5   1   1   1   6  0     100   68 
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   17-14   Road:   12-18   ExtrInn: 3-1 
 vsRHP:  19-26   vsLHP:  10-6    1-Run:   8-8 
 vsEast:  6-7    vsCntrl:10-12   vsWest: 12-11 IL: 1-2 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 61 Fri, Jun  6   CHC  W   3-0       29-32  2nd  4.0 gb
 60 Thu, Jun  5   CHC  L   4-5       28-32  2nd  4.0 gb
 59 Wed, Jun  4   COL  L   1-2       28-31  2nd  3.5 gb
 58 Tue, Jun  3   COL  L   0-3       28-30  2nd  3.5 gb
 57 Mon, Jun  2   COL  W   8-2       28-29  2nd  3.5 gb
 56 Sun, Jun  1  @NYM  L   1-6       27-29  2nd  4.5 gb
 55 Sat, May 31  @NYM  L   2-3       27-28  2nd  3.5 gb
 54 Fri, May 30  @NYM  W   9-5       27-27  2nd  2.5 gb
 53 Thu, May 29  @NYM  L   4-8       26-27  2nd  3.5 gb
 52 Wed, May 28  @CHC  L   1-2 (10)  26-26  2nd  3.5 gb
 Last 10: 3-7    Last 20: 8-12   Last 30:12-18
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Fri, Jun 06, 2008 LAD  3  CHC  0        W:Hiroki Kuroda (3-5), L: Sean Gallagher (3-2), S: none
Thu, Jun 05, 2008 CHC  5 @LAD  4        W:Bobby Howry (2-2), L: Takashi Saito (3-2), S: Kerry Wood (17)
Wed, May 28, 2008 CHC  2  LAD  1 (10)   W:Bobby Howry (1-2), L: Chan Ho Park (1-1), S: none
Tue, May 27, 2008 CHC  3  LAD  1        W:Sean Gallagher (2-1), L: Hiroki Kuroda (2-4), S: Kerry Wood (12)
Mon, May 26, 2008 CHC  3  LAD  1        W:Ryan Dempster (6-2), L: Chad Billingsley (4-6), S: Kerry Wood (11)

Thu, Sep 06, 2007 LAD  7 @CHC  4        W:Joe Beimel (4-1), L: Ryan Dempster (2-5), S: Takashi Saito (37)
Wed, Sep 05, 2007 CHC  8  LAD  2        W:Ted Lilly (14-7), L: Eric Stults (1-3), S: none
Tue, Sep 04, 2007 LAD  6 @CHC  2        W:Brad Penny (15-4), L: Steve Trachsel (6-9), S: none
Mon, Sep 03, 2007 LAD 11 @CHC  3        W:Esteban Loaiza (2-0), L: Carlos Zambrano (14-12), S: none
Sun, May 27, 2007 LAD  2  CHC  1 (11)   W:Chad Billingsley (3-0), L: Angel Guzman (0-1), S: none
Season Series: 2008 - CHC leads 4-1; 2007 - LAD won 5-2; 2006 - CHC won 4-2; All-Time - Tied 1011-1011

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  5.58

CHW  4.51

KCR  3.61

RA/G

CHW  3.70

SDP  4.60

TEX  5.90

BA

C. Jones  .421

T. Hunter  .274

A. Cabrera  .188

OBP

C. Jones  .504

P. Polanco  .344

R. Hernandez  .256

SLG

L. Berkman  .722

A. Ethier  .442

A. Cabrera  .253

OPS

L. Berkman  1.184

J. Ellsbury  .785

A. Cabrera  .541

ERA

E. Volquez  1.32

J. Sanchez  4.08

N. Robertson  6.03

K/9IP

E. Volquez  10.92

Z. Greinke  6.22

J. Garland  2.58

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Chicago Cubs Batters (5.58 RS/G) vs. Los Angeles Dodgers Pitchers (4.16 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 23.Lowe
G/S/vB
97.Beimel*
G/S/vB
51.Broxton
G/S/vB
56.Kuo*
G/S/vB
61.Park
G/S/vB
45.Proctor
G/S/vB
44.Saito
G/S/vB
47.Wade
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
24.Blanco G/S/vP 6/1.000 2/3.000 1/.000 2/1.000 14/.214 1/.000 ··· ··· 45/29 .310/.356/.381/.737 .838/.681 .609 22/.682 0/0 1/
5.Cedeno G/S/vP 2/1.000 1/.000 ··· 3/.333 ··· 2/.500 ··· 1/.000 103/54 .297/.373/.407/.779 .602/.945 .719 39/.532 3/1 1/
7.DeRosa G/S/vP 10/.425 3/1.667 ··· ··· 1/.000 6/1.100 2/.500 1/2.000 234/161 .296/.386/.469/.856 .972/.804 .699 94/.931 3/0 7/
15.Edmonds* G/S/vP 31/.494 21/1.117 6/.750 ··· 21/.985 1/2.000 3/.333 ··· 151/128 .213/.280/.316/.596 .267/.658 .599 48/.791 2/1 2/
17.Fontenot* G/S/vP 3/1.334 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 1/3.000 1/.000 ··· ··· 94/86 .238/.344/.388/.732 .452/.754 .805 26/.448 2/0 2/
1.Fukudome* G/S/vP 3/.666 ··· 1/3.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 2/2.000 1/.000 254/189 .300/.403/.437/.840 .792/.855 .613 103/.800 5/2 4/
9.Johnson G/S/vP 8/.875 1/no AB 1/.000 ··· 4/.500 12/.750 ··· ··· 184/106 .266/.346/.367/.713 .856/.610 .699 64/.855 4/3 2/
25.Lee G/S/vP 27/1.004 2/.000 6/.933 3/.666 9/.111 1/.000 3/.000 1/.000 278/200 .283/.338/.508/.846 .948/.807 .786 115/.658 3/2 13/
16.Ramirez G/S/vP 12/.633 3/2.667 4/2.000 3/.666 17/.607 1/5.000 5/.400 1/.000 254/181 .302/.413/.514/.928 .807/.978 .871 112/.940 1/1 9/
12.Soriano G/S/vP 50/.668 2/.500 4/1.250 ··· 9/.730 8/.661 2/.000 2/.000 216/151 .281/.324/.543/.867 1.168/.737 .699 120/1.101 6/0 14/
18.Soto G/S/vP 3/.666 ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 3/.000 2/.000 1/2.000 232/164 .283/.375/.540/.915 1.090/.844 .928 96/.720 0/0 10/
2.Theriot G/S/vP 6/.833 2/.500 3/.000 3/.666 1/.000 ··· 3/1.667 2/1.000 262/191 .329/.410/.395/.805 .879/.778 .708 114/.801 11/8 1/
IP 77.2 18.2 24.0 37.1 36.2 26.2 24.2 18.2 TOTAL .284/.363/.448/.810 .851/.794 .725 .821 42/17 68/40
ERA-K/9 4.17/6.0 1.45/6.7 4.88/11.6 1.93/9.7 2.21/5.4 5.40/10.1 2.19/10.6 1.45/4.3 3.85/7.1

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Blanco (4-1-1)
 Soto (24-11-4)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 325/.272 82/.274 104/.250 152/.213 156/.246 120/.235 103/.217 74/.224 .255  Soriano
 Fukudome
 Johnson
 Edmonds
 DeRosa
46/0/0/3
0/2/57/3
13/38/0/1
0/40/0/1
12/0/5/0
OPS .704 .641 .712 .599 .699 .828 .606 .621 .703
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 145/.809 41/.575 42/1.156 45/.738 69/.924 43/.886 50/.648 31/.704 .807
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 180/.620 41/.709 62/.447 107/.533 87/.529 77/.793 53/.566 43/.563 .627
Home 155/.603 51/.642 58/.497 55/.446 61/.470 62/.617 70/.654 39/.529 .629
Last 28d days 133/.604 33/.746 44/.959 50/.501 65/.616 38/.664 40/.565 43/.595
HR/SB/CS 6/5/2 0/4/2 2/3/1 2/2/0 4/3/0 6/1/1 1/0/0 1/0/0 45/37/10
Usage ····X··· ··oo··o· ··o···oX ·····X·· ··X····X ·X·oX··· ·X·····X ·X·X·o··
Los Angeles Dodgers Batters (4.34 RS/G) vs. Chicago Cubs Pitchers (4.08 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 38.Zambrano
G/S/vB
48.Cotts*
G/S/vB
47.Eyre*
G/S/vB
22.Hart
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/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
36.Ardoin G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 1/2.000 1/2.000 1/.000 4/.666 ··· ··· ··· 11/10 .200/.273/.200/.473 2.000/.311 .661 11/.473 0/0 0/
Berroa G/S/vP ··· 4/.750 1/.000 ··· 7/.286 3/.666 ··· ··· ··· / /// / / / /
33.DeWitt* G/S/vP 3/.333 1/2.000 ··· 1/.000 1/no AB 1/.000 ··· 2/.000 ··· 195/141 .297/.369/.446/.815 1.041/.733 .856 95/.766 1/0 5/
16.Ethier* G/S/vP 10/1.056 ··· 1/5.000 1/.000 3/.000 ··· 2/.500 1/2.000 ··· 217/167 .295/.356/.442/.799 .472/.896 .789 91/.766 2/1 5/
14.Hu G/S/vP 3/.000 1/no AB ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· 2/.000 ··· 114/91 .165/.232/.214/.446 .597/.407 .555 67/.381 1/0 0/
27.Kemp G/S/vP 4/1.250 ··· 2/.000 2/4.000 4/2.000 ··· 1/.000 2/1.000 2/.000 231/162 .303/.352/.445/.798 1.008/.704 .774 102/.747 10/4 4/
12.Kent G/S/vP 33/.544 ··· 4/.500 1/.000 4/2.250 37/.550 1/.000 37/1.514 6/.167 195/138 .251/.292/.432/.724 .743/.716 .728 79/.713 0/0 8/
7.Loney* G/S/vP 9/.730 1/.000 1/.000 1/2.000 3/.000 3/.333 1/.000 2/2.500 1/.000 250/174 .281/.332/.421/.753 .706/.773 .914 101/.742 2/3 5/
55.Martin G/S/vP 11/1.192 ··· 1/.000 ··· 4/.500 ··· 2/.500 2/.000 1/.000 243/182 .307/.420/.411/.831 .710/.871 .725 97/.809 4/4 4/
57.Maza G/S/vP 4/.000 ··· ··· 1/2.000 1/2.000 ··· 1/2.000 ··· ··· 46/36 .238/.289/.310/.598 .425/.639 1.125 46/.598 0/0 1/
9.Pierre* G/S/vP 33/.517 2/2.000 6/1.000 2/.000 2/.000 24/.833 3/.333 22/.804 3/.666 210/158 .273/.343/.310/.653 .968/.550 .608 115/.596 21/6 0/
21.Sweeney* G/S/vP 8/.000 ··· 2/.000 1/.000 3/.000 19/1.171 ··· 2/.000 2/2.000 53/46 .130/.226/.174/.400 .429/.393 .477 24/.348 0/0 0/
13.Tiffee# G/S/vP ··· 2/.500 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/no AB ··· 5/3 .250/.400/.250/.650 .000/1.167 2.000 5/.650 0/0 0/
3.Young# G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 1/3.000 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 1/2.000 ··· 49/29 .293/.370/.390/.760 .669/.814 .831 28/.839 0/0 0/
IP 86.0 3.2 7.0 17.2 32.0 32.2 38.1 33.1 28.0 TOTAL .264/.333/.383/.716 .792/.687 .738 .652 50/20 41/39
ERA-K/9 2.51/6.0 0.00/9.7 0.00/12.9 6.62/7.1 4.50/7.9 3.31/5.0 2.35/13.4 2.70/10.3 2.89/5.1 3.67/7.4

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Ardoin (0-1-0)
 Martin (35-9-2)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 352/.241 16/.250 25/.167 90/.303 138/.297 140/.306 145/.133 131/.183 118/.231 .243  Kemp
 Ethier
 Pierre
 Young
 Sweeney
 Tiffee
0/28/30/7
22/0/35/3
47/2/0/1
1/0/4/0
1/0/0/0
1/0/0/0
OPS .658 .650 .408 .872 .844 .879 .472 .542 .673 .713
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 171/.723 11/.489 16/.250 31/1.356 51/.853 45/1.184 63/.721 59/.593 41/.663 .778
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 181/.596 5/1.000 9/.708 59/.630 87/.838 95/.736 82/.280 72/.499 77/.677 .669
Road 137/.666 8/.762 12/.258 47/.926 59/.700 94/.876 56/.547 59/.572 56/.765 .749
Last 28d days 135/.702 16/.650 25/.408 14/1.279 61/.659 46/.788 64/.543 61/.533 50/.579
HR/SB/CS 4/2/5 0/0/0 0/1/0 2/3/0 6/0/0 7/0/0 4/3/0 1/0/0 3/2/2 60/28/12
Usage ····X··· ·o·oo·X· o··o·o·o X··X···· ·o·o·Xo· o···o··X ·oo·X·Xo ·X·ooX·o ···oooo·

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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