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Game Preview: MIL @ STL, 8:15pm, Tuesday, August 26, 2008 @Busch Stadium III

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Milwaukee Brewers, 76-55, 2nd, 5 GB, 4 up in WC

SP: Ben Sheets (29, RHP, 11-7, 3.16)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. STL Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (11-7)           168   154  64  59  38 140 14    3.16      
 2007 (12-5)           141.1 138  62  60  37 106 17    3.82      
 2006 (6-7)            106   105  47  45  11 116  9    3.82      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         1-4  45    45  24  20  10  32  1    4.00   52 
 2008-08-19    HOU   L   6     5   5   5   1   7  1      96   48 
 2008-08-14   @SDP   L   6.2   5   3   3   2   4  0     110   54 
 2008-08-09    WSN   W   9     5   0   0   0   6  0     113   83 
 2008-08-03   @ATL   L   6     6   3   2   3   4  0      97   51 
 2008-07-29    CHC   L   5.1  11   6   6   1   4  0     100   25 
 2008-07-24   @STL  ND   7     4   3   2   2   4  0      96   61 
 2008-07-19   @SFG  ND   5     9   4   2   1   3  0      84   39 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.STL      1-1  31    34  16  14   8  22  4    4.06   50 
 2008-07-24   @STL  ND   7     4   3   2   2   4  0      96   61 
 2008-05-10    STL  ND   7     9   3   3   1   6  1      94   52 
 2007-05-01    STL   W   6     6   2   2   1   3  1      97   54 
 2007-04-15   @STL   L   5     8   8   7   3   2  2      95   20 
 2006-09-30   @STL  ND   6     7   0   0   1   7  0     100   64 
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   41-24   Road:   35-31   ExtrInn:10-5 
 vsRHP:  47-42   vsLHP:  29-13   1-Run:  25-11
 vsEast: 16-12   vsCntrl:35-24   vsWest: 18-11 IL: 7-8 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
131 Sun, Aug 24   PIT  W   4-3 (12)  76-55  2nd  4.5 gb
130 Sat, Aug 23   PIT  W   6-3       75-55  2nd  4.5 gb
129 Fri, Aug 22   PIT  W  10-4       74-55  2nd  4.5 gb
128 Wed, Aug 20   HOU  W   5-2       73-55  2nd  5.0 gb
127 Tue, Aug 19   HOU  L   2-5       72-55  2nd  6.0 gb
126 Mon, Aug 18   HOU  W   9-3       72-54  2nd  5.0 gb
125 Sun, Aug 17  @LAD  L   5-7       71-54  2nd  5.5 gb
124 Sat, Aug 16  @LAD  W   4-3 (10)  71-53  2nd  4.5 gb
123 Fri, Aug 15  @LAD  L   3-5       70-53  2nd  5.5 gb
122 Thu, Aug 14  @SDP  L   2-3       70-52  2nd  4.5 gb
 Last 10: 6-4    Last 20:14-6    Last 30:18-12
St. Louis Cardinals, 73-59, 3rd, 8½ GB, 3½ GB in WC

SP: Todd Wellemeyer (29, RHP, 11-4, 3.79)

   2008 Gamelogs / 2008 Splits / vs. MIL Current Lineup
 Split         Opp Dec   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO HR ERA/Pit GmSc
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 2008 (11-4)           147.1 138  64  62  48 100 18    3.79      
 2007 (3-3)             79.1  77  50  40  40  60 11    4.54      
 2006 (1-4)             78.1  68  38  36  50  54  6    4.14      
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 7 GS         4-0  42.2  36  15  15  17  25  5    3.16   54 
 2008-08-20    PIT   W   5     5   2   2   2   5  1      95   52 
 2008-08-14   @FLA   W   7.2   3   0   0   4   3  0     112   72 
 2008-08-09   @CHC   W   6.2   6   3   3   1   5  2     112   54 
 2008-08-03    PHI  ND   6     4   1   1   1   3  1      91   62 
 2008-07-29   @ATL  ND   6     8   2   2   1   5  0      98   52 
 2008-07-24    MIL  ND   5     5   2   2   5   2  0      92   46 
 2008-07-19    SDP   W   6.1   5   5   5   3   2  1      84   42 
+------------+----+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+--+-------+----+
 Last 5 v.MIL      0-0  11    11   4   2   5   4  0    1.64   52 
 2008-07-24    MIL  ND   5     5   2   2   5   2  0      92   46 
 2008-05-09   @MIL  ND   6     6   2   0   0   2  0     102   58 
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   36-30   Road:   37-29   ExtrInn: 6-10
 vsRHP:  51-37   vsLHP:  22-22   1-Run:  21-22
 vsEast: 20-13   vsCntrl:29-28   vsWest: 17-10 IL: 7-8 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
132 Sun, Aug 24   ATL  W   6-3       73-59  3rd  8.0 gb
131 Sat, Aug 23   ATL  L   4-8       72-59  3rd  8.0 gb
130 Fri, Aug 22   ATL  W  18-3       72-58  3rd  7.0 gb
129 Wed, Aug 20   PIT  W  11-2       71-58  3rd  7.5 gb
128 Tue, Aug 19   PIT  L   1-4       70-58  3rd  8.5 gb
127 Sun, Aug 17  @CIN  L   3-7       70-57  3rd  7.5 gb
126 Sat, Aug 16  @CIN  W   9-3       70-56  3rd  6.5 gb
125 Fri, Aug 15  @CIN  W   5-3       69-56  3rd  7.5 gb
124 Thu, Aug 14  @FLA  W   3-0       68-56  3rd  7.5 gb
123 Wed, Aug 13  @FLA  W   6-4       67-56  3rd  7.5 gb
 Last 10: 7-3    Last 20:11-9    Last 30:16-14
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Thu, Jul 24, 2008 MIL  4 @STL  3        W:Eric Gagne (3-2), L: Ryan Franklin (3-4), S: Salomon Torres (19)
Wed, Jul 23, 2008 MIL  3 @STL  0        W:C.C. Sabathia (10-8), L: Braden Looper (9-8), S: none
Tue, Jul 22, 2008 MIL  4 @STL  3        W:Brian Shouse (4-1), L: Kyle McClellan (2-5), S: Salomon Torres (18)
Mon, Jul 21, 2008 MIL  6 @STL  3 (10)   W:Salomon Torres (5-2), L: Ryan Franklin (3-3), S: none
Mon, May 12, 2008 MIL  8  STL  3        W:David Bush (1-4), L: Adam Wainwright (3-2), S: Guillermo Mota (1)
Sun, May 11, 2008 MIL  5  STL  3        W:Jeff Suppan (2-2), L: Braden Looper (5-2), S: Brian Shouse (1)
Sat, May 10, 2008 STL  5 @MIL  3        W:Russ Springer (1-0), L: Eric Gagne (1-2), S: Ryan Franklin (2)
Fri, May 09, 2008 MIL  4  STL  3        W:Brian Shouse (3-0), L: Jason Isringhausen (1-4), S: none
Tue, Apr 22, 2008 MIL  9  STL  8 (12)   W:Seth McClung (1-0), L: Jason Isringhausen (1-1), S: none
Mon, Apr 21, 2008 STL  4 @MIL  3        W:Ryan Franklin (1-1), L: Derrick Turnbow (0-1), S: Jason Isringhausen (7)
Season Series: 2008 - MIL leads 9-4; 2007 - STL won 8-7; 2006 - STL won 9-7; All-Time - STL leads 95-71

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  5.56

LAA  4.65

WSN  3.71

RA/G

TOR  3.92

SFG  4.62

TEX  6.08

BA

C. Jones  .359

V. Wells  .292

J. Towles  .143

OBP

A. Pujols  .467

J. Hamilton  .365

T. Pena  .184

SLG

A. Pujols  .639

R. Belliard  .479

T. Pena  .209

OPS

A. Pujols  1.106

J. Willingham  .836

T. Pena  .393

ERA

C. Lee  2.43

B. Looper  3.94

C. Silva  6.36

K/9IP

T. Lincecum  10.13

J. Jurrjens  6.45

L. Hernandez  3.49

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Milwaukee Brewers Batters (4.73 RS/G) vs. St. Louis Cardinals Pitchers (4.41 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 37.Wellemeyer
G/S/vB
31.Franklin
G/S/vB
64.Garcia*
G/S/vB
46.McClellan
G/S/vB
63.Perez
G/S/vB
36.Springer
G/S/vB
48.Thompson
G/S/vB
27.Villone*
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
8.Braun G/S/vP 6/1.633 9/1.333 ··· 3/.666 ··· 3/.000 7/2.524 ··· 523/379 .299/.338/.590/.929 .955/.919 .820 74/.890 11/3 32/
25.Cameron G/S/vP 6/.167 7/.143 ··· 3/1.167 ··· 5/1.400 3/.666 ··· 388/286 .257/.345/.528/.873 1.043/.815 .982 102/1.107 14/5 23/
30.Counsell* G/S/vP 1/.000 6/.167 ··· 3/.000 ··· 4/.833 4/1.167 7/.619 226/203 .222/.323/.299/.622 .511/.635 .657 65/.509 3/1 1/
5.Durham# G/S/vP 7/.286 10/.500 ··· 1/.000 ··· 3/1.333 4/.000 12/.250 363/275 .285/.375/.415/.789 .681/.822 .728 48/.752 7/3 4/
28.Fielder* G/S/vP 7/1.071 10/.550 ··· 2/2.000 ··· 4/.250 13/1.549 3/2.667 561/377 .270/.369/.501/.870 .716/.948 .783 113/.935 2/1 28/
2.Hall G/S/vP 9/.111 12/1.682 ··· 4/1.250 ··· 8/.661 14/.665 7/1.262 386/243 .225/.294/.401/.694 .963/.541 .565 56/.520 4/6 14/
7.Hardy G/S/vP 5/.800 8/1.285 ··· 4/.000 ··· 8/.750 10/.200 ··· 497/359 .283/.346/.474/.821 .934/.779 .849 109/.724 2/1 20/
1.Hart G/S/vP 6/.500 5/.800 ··· 2/.500 ··· 6/.000 11/.091 1/2.000 529/381 .285/.319/.496/.815 .823/.812 .876 105/.760 22/5 19/
33.Kapler G/S/vP 2/.500 12/.750 ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 2/1.000 2/1.000 225/143 .302/.335/.491/.825 .968/.742 .815 54/.871 3/1 7/
18.Kendall G/S/vP 8/.708 20/.472 ··· 3/1.167 ··· 11/.473 1/2.000 18/.818 467/344 .249/.332/.320/.651 .634/.658 .678 96/.580 6/3 1/
20.Nix* G/S/vP ··· 14/.671 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 7/1.286 10/9 .111/.200/.111/.311 .000/.347 .000 10/.311 0/0 0/
11.Rivera G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 1/2.000 ··· 1/.000 3/.000 ··· 63/45 .316/.381/.456/.837 .600/.924 .833 9/1.056 2/0 1/
23.Weeks G/S/vP 4/.750 10/.856 ··· 5/.400 ··· 5/.800 10/.675 1/2.000 473/335 .229/.337/.382/.718 .795/.688 .802 82/.711 17/4 10/
IP 147.1 62.0 15.0 67.1 32.0 41.0 50.2 43.0 TOTAL .255/.327/.440/.766 .816/.747 .749 .758 93/32 171/81
ERA-K/9 3.79/6.1 3.63/6.1 4.20/4.8 3.21/7.1 3.09/8.7 2.41/8.3 4.26/5.3 4.81/8.8 4.15/5.7

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Kendall (45-33-4)
 Rivera (16-4-1)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 618/.247 278/.285 62/.218 286/.266 132/.207 170/.227 210/.275 196/.253 .271  Braun
 Hart
 Cameron
 Kapler
 Nix
118/0/0/8
0/0/126/4
0/92/0/2
17/31/13/1
2/0/0/0
OPS .714 .835 .706 .702 .682 .618 .769 .764 .763
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 265/.766 113/.725 18/.722 118/.673 51/.714 62/.785 91/.759 85/.586 .757
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 353/.674 165/.906 44/.698 168/.722 81/.662 108/.523 119/.776 111/.900 .767
Home 318/.772 139/.884 40/.762 145/.639 59/.629 87/.838 100/.757 108/.767 .750
Last 28d days 127/.665 53/.670 34/.668 52/.770 30/.277 32/.657 49/.788 30/.905
HR/SB/CS 18/3/6 8/1/1 3/0/0 6/2/1 3/2/1 3/1/2 4/1/1 4/0/0 133/41/24
Usage ·····X·· ··o··o·· ·····X·· ··X···X· ·o···o·· ·oX··o·· ········ ·oo···o·
St. Louis Cardinals Batters (4.90 RS/G) vs. Milwaukee Brewers Pitchers (4.26 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 15.Sheets
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
16.Torres
G/S/vB
12.Villanueva
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
24.Ankiel* G/S/vP 6/.666 4/.250 4/.500 3/.000 3/.666 5/.400 3/.333 11/.489 437/315 .272/.346/.522/.867 .723/.926 .835 51/.675 2/1 24/
54.Barton G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 153/60 .269/.356/.392/.748 .823/.633 .817 10/1.450 3/1 2/
8.Glaus G/S/vP 6/.167 2/.500 15/.904 9/1.127 11/.955 1/2.000 5/1.600 6/1.100 541/387 .274/.375/.482/.857 .749/.900 .799 102/.765 0/1 21/
3.Izturis# G/S/vP 22/.182 4/.833 3/.000 6/.834 2/.000 4/1.000 9/.111 6/.000 359/217 .257/.319/.309/.628 .766/.567 .627 88/.797 16/5 1/
7.Kennedy* G/S/vP 18/.627 8/.393 4/.500 8/.946 10/.819 11/.191 7/.143 6/.666 306/236 .276/.317/.336/.653 .609/.666 .709 49/.674 7/1 1/
21.LaRue G/S/vP 17/.489 9/.000 1/.000 4/.000 5/.650 1/.000 13/1.231 2/1.000 140/103 .238/.317/.402/.718 .600/.762 .619 21/.779 0/0 4/
22.Lopez# G/S/vP 9/.444 2/.500 3/.000 9/.347 7/1.858 3/.666 14/.500 12/1.200 418/275 .246/.317/.332/.649 .652/.647 .515 61/.813 7/5 2/
47.Ludwick G/S/vP 3/.333 4/1.750 2/1.000 2/.000 5/2.600 3/.000 6/.000 5/.900 499/330 .304/.380/.599/.979 .907/1.015 .986 115/1.086 4/2 31/
62.Mather G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 135/71 .256/.326/.488/.814 .688/.923 .715 74/.942 1/0 7/
12.Miles# G/S/vP 18/.722 7/.453 5/.400 6/1.867 6/1.167 3/1.334 11/1.363 11/.182 336/223 .313/.349/.390/.739 .742/.737 .794 58/.597 1/2 3/
4.Molina G/S/vP 23/.577 1/no AB 3/.000 7/.143 2/.000 5/.400 13/1.000 11/.282 433/304 .310/.356/.390/.746 .847/.705 .780 90/.778 0/2 5/
5.Pujols G/S/vP 71/1.026 8/.875 6/.750 10/.929 6/.333 4/.500 29/1.043 22/1.255 518/361 .359/.467/.639/1.106 1.242/1.047 1.111 115/1.267 6/2 28/
55.Schumaker* G/S/vP 10/.400 5/1.600 4/2.000 2/2.000 3/1.667 3/.333 8/.458 12/1.000 495/377 .309/.371/.424/.794 .434/.905 .736 97/.819 8/2 8/
IP 168.0 33.0 88.0 45.2 39.2 44.0 66.1 92.0 TOTAL .281/.353/.433/.785 .748/.802 .771 .839 59/24 143/67
ERA-K/9 3.16/7.5 6.55/7.6 4.50/7.2 4.53/8.1 4.08/5.9 2.25/6.3 2.58/6.0 4.40/7.3 3.90/6.8

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 LaRue (10-7-2)
 Molina (31-17-5)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 687/.242 153/.282 384/.253 199/.267 173/.260 179/.226 275/.232 397/.266 .257  Schumaker
 Ludwick
 Ankiel
 Barton
 Lopez
 Mather
 Miles
 Kennedy
56/50/33/9
20/5/105/6
10/89/0/4
29/0/5/2
12/0/0/2
23/11/15/1
1/0/0/0
1/0/0/0
OPS .670 .916 .749 .770 .767 .635 .619 .775 .729
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 337/.705 79/.690 181/.837 85/.927 73/.888 90/.515 125/.642 183/.636 .731
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 350/.637 74/1.158 203/.670 114/.655 100/.680 89/.764 150/.599 214/.894 .728
Road 407/.647 68/.876 188/.709 94/.632 82/.562 83/.794 146/.689 163/.986 .750
Last 28d days 137/.678 30/.926 25/.954 33/.438 35/.916 38/.785 45/.525 51/.636
HR/SB/CS 14/11/6 9/0/0 10/5/2 6/4/0 5/2/2 4/1/1 3/1/2 17/5/2 137/61/37
Usage ······X· ···o·o·· ···X···· ·o····X· ·X····X· ·Xo···X· ·Xo··o·· ·X···X··

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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