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Game Preview: CIN @ MIL, 8:05pm, Monday, September 8, 2008 @Miller Park

Cincinnati Reds, 64-79, 5th, 22 GB, 18 GB in WC

SP: Edinson Volquez (24, RHP, 16-5, 3.12)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. MIL Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (16-5)           170   148  71  59  77 174 10    3.12      
 2007 (2-1)             34    34  18  17  15  29  4    4.50      
 2006 (1-6)             33.1  52  28  27  17  15  7    7.29      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         4-1  43.1  43  24  20  16  40  2    4.15   51 
 2008-09-03    PIT  ND   7     6   4   4   1  13  0     117   61 
 2008-08-29    SFG   W   5.1   8   6   6   3   6  0     110   31 
 2008-08-23   @COL  ND   6     6   3   3   3   5  0     103   50 
 2008-08-17    STL   W   7     3   0   0   4   4  0      97   71 
 2008-08-12   @PIT   W   6.2   5   1   1   3   5  0     110   62 
 2008-08-05    MIL   L   5     9   5   5   1   2  0      96   30 
 2008-07-30   @HOU   W   6.1   6   5   1   1   5  2     109   53 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.MIL      1-1  12    15   7   6   3  12  1    4.50   49 
 2008-08-05    MIL   L   5     9   5   5   1   2  0      96   30 
 2008-07-12   @MIL   W   7     6   2   1   2  10  1     112   67 
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   38-36   Road:   26-43   ExtrInn: 6-8 
 vsRHP:  37-56   vsLHP:  27-23   1-Run:  22-16
 vsEast: 18-17   vsCntrl:24-39   vsWest: 13-17 IL: 9-6 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
143 Sun, Sep  7   CHC  W   4-3       64-79  5th 22.0 gb
142 Sat, Sep  6   CHC  L   9-14      63-79  5th 23.0 gb
141 Fri, Sep  5   CHC  W  10-2       63-78  5th 22.0 gb
140 Thu, Sep  4   PIT  W   8-6       62-78  5th 23.0 gb
139 Wed, Sep  3   PIT  L   5-6       61-78  5th 23.5 gb
138 Tue, Sep  2   PIT  L   2-3       61-77  5th 23.5 gb
137 Sun, Aug 31   SFG  W   9-3       61-76  5th 24.0 gb
136 Sat, Aug 30   SFG  W   7-6       60-76  5th 25.0 gb
135 Fri, Aug 29   SFG  W  11-7       59-76  5th 26.0 gb
134 Thu, Aug 28  @HOU  L   2-3       58-76  5th 26.0 gb
 Last 10: 6-4    Last 20:10-10   Last 30:12-18
Milwaukee Brewers, 82-61, 2nd, 4 GB, 4 up in WC

SP: David Bush (28, RHP, 9-10, 4.33)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. CIN Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (9-10)           158   144  82  76  38  96 25    4.33      
 2007 (12-10)          186.1 217 110 106  44 134 27    5.12      
 2006 (12-11)          210   201 111 103  38 166 26    4.41      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         4-2  46.1  38  21  20  12  25  8    3.88   54 
 2008-09-03    NYM   L   5     7   6   6   3   2  2      82   28 
 2008-08-29   @PIT   W   6.2   6   1   1   2   2  1      94   58 
 2008-08-22    PIT   W   7     7   3   3   1   2  1      94   52 
 2008-08-16   @LAD  ND   7     5   2   2   1   3  1      70   61 
 2008-08-11    WSN   W   6.1   5   1   1   2   6  0      98   63 
 2008-08-05   @CIN   W   7     3   1   1   2   7  0      92   72 
 2008-07-31    CHC   L   7.1   5   7   6   1   3  3     106   44 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.CIN      1-2  23.2  33  22  21   9  19  2    7.99   38 
 2008-08-05   @CIN   W   7     3   1   1   2   7  0      92   72 
 2008-04-09    CIN   L   5.1   6   5   4   3   4  0      95   39 
 2007-09-07   @CIN   L   1     9   8   8   0   1  1      40    4 
 2007-07-26   @CIN  ND   5.1   7   4   4   3   4  1     109   39 
 2007-04-17   @CIN  ND   5     8   4   4   1   3  0      90   37 
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   43-29   Road:   39-32   ExtrInn:11-6 
 vsRHP:  51-44   vsLHP:  31-17   1-Run:  27-12
 vsEast: 16-15   vsCntrl:39-25   vsWest: 20-13 IL: 7-8 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
143 Sun, Sep  7   SDP  L   1-10      82-61  2nd  4.0 gb
142 Sat, Sep  6   SDP  W   1-0       82-60  2nd  4.0 gb
141 Fri, Sep  5   SDP  W   3-2 (11)  81-60  2nd  4.0 gb
140 Thu, Sep  4   SDP  L   2-5       80-60  2nd  5.0 gb
139 Wed, Sep  3   NYM  L   2-9       80-59  2nd  4.5 gb
138 Tue, Sep  2   NYM  L   5-6 (10)  80-58  2nd  4.5 gb
137 Mon, Sep  1   NYM  L   2-4       80-57  2nd  4.5 gb
136 Sun, Aug 31  @PIT  W   7-0       80-56  2nd  4.5 gb
135 Sat, Aug 30  @PIT  W  11-3       79-56  2nd  5.5 gb
134 Fri, Aug 29  @PIT  W   3-1       78-56  2nd  6.5 gb
 Last 10: 5-5    Last 20:12-8    Last 30:20-10
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Wed, Aug 06, 2008 MIL  6 @CIN  3        W:Jeff Suppan (7-7), L: Homer Bailey (0-6), S: Salomon Torres (22)
Tue, Aug 05, 2008 MIL  8 @CIN  1        W:David Bush (6-9), L: Edinson Volquez (13-5), S: none
Mon, Aug 04, 2008 CIN  6  MIL  3        W:Bronson Arroyo (10-8), L: Manny Parra (9-5), S: Francisco Cordero (22)
Sun, Jul 13, 2008 MIL  3  CIN  2        W:C.C. Sabathia (8-8), L: Dave Weathers (2-5), S: none
Sat, Jul 12, 2008 CIN  8 @MIL  2        W:Edinson Volquez (12-3), L: Seth McClung (5-5), S: none
Fri, Jul 11, 2008 CIN  6 @MIL  5        W:Mike Lincoln (1-2), L: Brian Shouse (3-1), S: Francisco Cordero (19)
Sun, Apr 20, 2008 CIN  4  MIL  3 (10)   W:Jared Burton (1-1), L: Eric Gagne (1-1), S: none
Sat, Apr 19, 2008 MIL  5 @CIN  3 (10)   W:Guillermo Mota (1-0), L: Dave Weathers (0-2), S: Eric Gagne (6)
Fri, Apr 18, 2008 MIL  5 @CIN  2        W:Ben Sheets (3-0), L: Bronson Arroyo (0-2), S: Eric Gagne (5)
Thu, Apr 10, 2008 CIN  4 @MIL  1        W:Aaron Harang (1-1), L: Carlos Villanueva (1-1), S: Francisco Cordero (2)
Season Series: 2008 - Tied 6-6; 2007 - CIN won 8-7; 2006 - MIL won 10-9; All-Time - Tied 86-86

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

TEX  5.47

LAA  4.63

SDP  3.87

RA/G

TOR  3.82

NYY  4.57

TEX  5.97

BA

R. Furcal  .366

A. Casilla  .293

J. Towles  .143

OBP

A. Pujols  .466

O. Hudson  .367

T. Pena  .184

SLG

A. Pujols  .649

S. Drew  .485

T. Pena  .209

OPS

A. Pujols  1.116

M. Mora  .837

T. Pena  .393

ERA

C. Lee  2.28

M. Parra  4.03

C. Silva  6.53

K/9IP

T. Lincecum  10.22

M. Mussina  6.56

L. Hernandez  3.35

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Cincinnati Reds Batters (4.36 RS/G) vs. Milwaukee Brewers Pitchers (4.22 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 31.Bush
G/S/vB
45.DiFelice
G/S/vB
48.Dillard
G/S/vB
38.Gagne
G/S/vB
73.McClung
G/S/vB
58.Mota
G/S/vB
54.Riske
G/S/vB
51.Shouse*
G/S/vB
57.Stetter*
G/S/vB
16.Torres
G/S/vB
12.Villanueva
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
9.Bako* G/S/vP 3/.000 ··· ··· 5/1.000 2/.000 3/.000 ··· 1/.000 2/.000 8/.536 5/1.400 316/240 .208/.281/.318/.599 .638/.585 .619 47/.425 0/2 6/
32.Bruce* G/S/vP 3/.000 ··· ··· ··· 3/.000 1/2.000 ··· 4/1.250 ··· ··· ··· 384/251 .259/.318/.442/.759 .598/.843 .619 103/.739 3/6 16/
54.Cabrera G/S/vP 3/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 3/2.500 1/.000 ··· 5/.200 ··· 83/55 .289/.337/.474/.811 .824/.804 .709 40/.628 1/0 2/
26.Castillo# G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 7/4 .333/.429/.500/.929 1.000/.833 7/.929 0/0 0/
21.Dickerson* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 103/78 .322/.422/.678/1.100 .890/1.162 .938 103/1.100 5/2 6/
28.Encarnacion G/S/vP 14/.665 ··· ··· 6/2.000 3/.000 2/.500 1/.000 7/1.428 2/no AB 13/.539 8/1.232 521/365 .254/.344/.476/.819 .934/.771 .775 92/.791 1/0 24/
29.Hanigan G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 51/27 .279/.392/.465/.857 .673/1.027 .868 47/.768 0/0 2/
27.Keppinger G/S/vP 10/.875 ··· ··· 1/2.000 1/no AB 4/.000 2/.500 2/2.000 1/.000 3/.000 8/.393 436/300 .264/.312/.348/.659 .915/.546 .733 100/.646 3/1 3/
23.Patterson* G/S/vP 6/1.000 ··· ··· 7/1.429 6/1.700 4/.250 6/.533 1/.000 1/.000 14/1.072 4/.000 325/268 .204/.239/.339/.578 .452/.605 .558 73/.680 13/9 8/
46.Phillips G/S/vP 5/.600 ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 5/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 66/31 .210/.258/.306/.564 .523/.612 .611 12/1.000 0/0 1/
4.Phillips G/S/vP 24/.681 ··· ··· 3/.666 5/.200 4/.000 2/1.000 6/.900 2/.500 9/.666 12/.166 598/419 .262/.313/.446/.759 .944/.681 .708 100/.644 23/10 21/
17.Valentin# G/S/vP 9/.666 ··· ··· 5/.000 1/no AB 4/.250 4/1.750 3/.000 ··· 9/.777 7/.000 131/109 .246/.313/.390/.703 .561/.732 .697 28/.938 0/0 3/
19.Votto* G/S/vP 4/1.167 ··· ··· 2/.000 2/.500 1/.000 1/.000 6/1.667 4/.750 ··· 4/.250 506/338 .292/.362/.475/.836 .797/.855 .828 80/1.073 6/5 18/
IP 158.0 14.2 10.1 37.2 92.0 50.1 42.1 49.0 24.0 71.1 95.2 TOTAL .247/.322/.408/.729 .756/.718 .702 .744 79/46 163/103
ERA-K/9 4.33/5.5 3.68/10.4 5.23/3.5 6.69/7.2 4.40/6.9 4.11/7.9 5.31/5.7 2.39/6.1 3.38/11.2 2.40/5.7 4.23/7.7 3.82/6.8

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Bako (49-20-7)
 Hanigan (8-2-1)
 Valentin (1-0-1)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 655/.239 59/.241 48/.310 175/.289 402/.257 216/.255 193/.287 198/.225 103/.163 296/.228 413/.264 .255  Bruce
 Patterson
 Castillo
 Phillips
 Dickerson
 Cabrera
11/35/61/6
0/105/0/3
1/0/0/0
2/0/0/0
22/7/0/0
7/0/3/0
OPS .730 .737 .827 .945 .748 .744 .849 .622 .606 .606 .762 .725
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 315/.772 21/1.333 23/.918 90/.874 190/.825 94/.928 79/.953 97/.477 41/.542 138/.635 193/.630 .735
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 340/.691 38/.400 25/.751 85/1.020 212/.680 122/.609 114/.777 101/.771 62/.648 158/.580 220/.878 .718
Home 369/.700 38/.616 32/1.009 101/1.029 207/.775 117/.850 104/1.074 104/.479 47/.548 146/.524 245/.612 .712
Last 28d days 133/.737 4/.833 8/.946 37/.980 29/.726 33/.388 45/1.106 37/.530 7/.629 45/.445 39/.762
HR/SB/CS 25/15/8 4/1/0 1/0/1 11/0/0 10/5/3 6/4/1 6/2/2 4/1/1 2/2/2 3/1/2 17/5/2 148/67/42
Usage ····X··· X······· o···X··· ··X··oX· o···X··· ···o·XX· X·o···o· ··oo··o· ····X·o· ··X··X·· ···X··X·
Milwaukee Brewers Batters (4.70 RS/G) vs. Cincinnati Reds Pitchers (5.01 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 36.Volquez
G/S/vB
41.Affeldt*
G/S/vB
45.Bray*
G/S/vB
51.Burton
G/S/vB
48.Cordero
G/S/vB
57.Lincoln
G/S/vB
38.Majewski
G/S/vB
40.Masset
G/S/vB
58.Ramirez
G/S/vB
25.Weathers
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
8.Braun G/S/vP 6/1.500 2/.000 2/.000 4/.000 3/.333 2/.000 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 8/1.250 577/414 .301/.345/.583/.928 .948/.920 1.022 79/.943 12/4 34/
25.Cameron G/S/vP 5/.650 14/1.250 4/1.750 1/.000 12/.650 5/1.100 6/1.867 1/.000 ··· 11/.586 424/308 .255/.343/.523/.866 1.017/.811 .700 88/1.098 16/5 24/
30.Counsell* G/S/vP 7/.762 4/.500 2/.000 3/1.167 2/no AB 3/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· 9/.875 246/221 .233/.335/.314/.649 .570/.657 .593 53/.742 3/1 1/
27.Dillon G/S/vP 1/.000 ··· 1/2.000 ··· ··· ··· 2/.000 ··· ··· 1/no AB 83/52 .217/.341/.304/.646 1.201/.346 .488 3/.000 1/0 1/
5.Durham# G/S/vP 3/.666 13/.231 3/.000 1/no AB 6/.750 5/.400 1/2.000 3/.333 ··· 12/.500 376/288 .281/.372/.407/.779 .681/.808 .839 36/.646 8/3 4/
21.Escobar G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 2/1 .500/.500/.500/1.000 2.000/.000 1.000 2/1.000 0/0 0/
28.Fielder* G/S/vP 6/1.500 6/1.666 10/.400 1/no AB 2/.000 2/.000 2/2.500 1/5.000 ··· 8/.500 611/407 .262/.362/.476/.837 .700/.909 .915 106/.595 3/1 28/
24.Gamel* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 2/2 .500/.500/1.000/1.500 /1.500 1.500 2/1.500 0/0 0/
22.Gwynn* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/2.000 ··· ··· ··· 44/42 .189/.279/.216/.495 2.000/.438 .368 2/.000 2/1 0/
2.Hall G/S/vP ··· 4/.250 2/1.000 4/.750 3/.000 3/.000 5/1.500 ··· ··· 10/1.711 422/260 .226/.292/.404/.696 .932/.554 .785 67/.597 4/6 15/
7.Hardy G/S/vP 7/.286 2/.000 ··· 2/1.000 2/1.000 1/.000 2/1.000 1/2.000 ··· 12/.500 548/390 .287/.350/.487/.837 .990/.779 .798 109/.962 2/1 22/
1.Hart G/S/vP 6/1.333 2/1.000 4/1.250 3/.000 1/.000 2/1.000 2/2.000 1/.000 ··· 9/.583 581/414 .284/.317/.490/.806 .841/.792 .728 106/.749 22/5 20/
33.Kapler G/S/vP ··· 6/.334 2/1.500 2/.500 2/.000 6/.533 2/1.000 ··· ··· 4/1.250 242/155 .301/.340/.500/.840 1.001/.749 .855 50/.871 3/1 8/
18.Kendall G/S/vP 11/1.091 1/.000 2/2.000 2/.000 10/.786 4/.000 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 27/1.127 513/373 .254/.335/.330/.665 .672/.662 .632 94/.752 7/3 1/
47.Lamb* G/S/vP ··· 2/.000 1/.000 ··· 7/1.314 5/1.000 2/2.000 5/1.350 ··· 2/1.000 261/230 .233/.276/.322/.598 .263/.645 .467 7/.429 0/1 1/
40.Nelson* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 3/2 .333/.333/.667/1.000 .000/1.500 1.000 3/1.000 0/0 0/
20.Nix* G/S/vP ··· 4/1.750 ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 13/12 .083/.154/.083/.237 .000/.258 .833 13/.237 0/0 0/
11.Rivera G/S/vP ··· 3/1.000 1/5.000 ··· ··· ··· 2/.000 ··· ··· 2/.000 68/47 .311/.382/.443/.825 .569/.927 .808 8/.393 2/0 1/
10.Rottino G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· / /// / / / /
50.Salome G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 2/1 .000/.000/.000/.000 .000/.000 .000 2/.000 0/0 0/
23.Weeks G/S/vP ··· 3/.333 ··· 4/.250 2/1.000 2/.000 6/.334 ··· ··· 10/.744 522/362 .230/.336/.383/.719 .803/.682 .641 90/.747 18/5 12/
IP 170.0 72.1 44.0 51.0 62.1 64.1 37.2 61.0 10.0 61.1 TOTAL .256/.327/.439/.766 .824/.743 .774 .770 100/34 181/91
ERA-K/9 3.12/9.2 3.61/9.3 2.86/9.6 2.82/9.2 3.47/9.8 4.90/7.6 5.73/5.7 3.98/6.3 2.70/7.2 3.23/6.0 4.61/7.7

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Kendall (51-38-4)
 Rivera (16-4-1)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 729/.235 310/.262 203/.274 222/.247 275/.239 270/.254 175/.338 268/.297 36/.147 278/.279 .276  Braun
 Hart
 Cameron
 Kapler
 Gwynn
 Nix
 Dillon
130/0/0/8
0/0/138/5
0/100/0/2
17/35/13/1
1/6/1/0
2/0/0/0
2/0/0/0
OPS .672 .742 .800 .687 .698 .721 .910 .819 .518 .787 .797
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 372/.719 111/.736 81/.776 95/.669 123/.583 113/.656 68/.811 99/.861 19/.904 106/.621 .785
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 357/.621 199/.744 122/.815 127/.701 152/.790 157/.768 107/.977 169/.796 17/.118 172/.888 .806
Road 339/.595 122/.582 105/.977 96/.704 100/.580 145/.833 90/.941 135/.599 / 139/.702 .789
Last 28d days 134/.642 47/.735 28/1.027 14/1.371 46/.633 42/1.148 45/1.133 36/.767 36/.518 46/.641
HR/SB/CS 10/18/9 9/6/1 4/4/0 5/4/0 5/6/3 10/0/1 6/1/0 7/2/1 2/0/0 6/2/0 182/82/32
Usage ····X··· ··X·X··X ··o··X·· ·X···X·· X··XX··· ·X··o··· ·XX····X ···X···· ···X···· X····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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