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Game Preview: CHC @ CHW, 4:05pm, Friday, June 26, 2009 @U.S. Cellular Field

Cubs, 34-35, 3rd, 3½ GB, 4 GB in WC

SP: Randy Wells (26, RHP, 1-3, 2.57)

2009 Gamelogs / 2009 Splits / vs. CHW Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2009 (1-3) 49.0 43 15 14 11 35 2 2.57
2008 (0-0) 5.1 0 0 0 3 1 0 0.00
Last 7 GS 1-3 44.0 38 15 14 9 30 2 2.86 57
2009-06-21 CLE W 6.2 5 2 2 1 3 0 98 58
2009-06-12 MIN L 3.2 7 4 4 2 1 1 78 30
2009-06-07 @CIN ND 6.2 7 2 2 1 4 0 91 55
2009-06-02 @ATL ND 7.0 2 2 1 0 4 1 83 71
2009-05-28 LAD L 7.0 8 2 2 1 7 0 111 59
2009-05-23 @SDP L 7.0 5 3 3 1 7 0 95 61
2009-05-16 HOU ND 6.0 4 0 0 3 4 0 97 65
Has never faced CHW.
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   21-13   Road:   13-22   ExtrInn: 5-5 
 vsRHP:  27-27   vsLHP:   7-8    1-Run:  10-13
 vsEast:  4-3    vsCntrl:17-17   vsWest:  8-9  IL: 5-6 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 69 Thu, Jun 25  @DET  L   5-6       34-35  3rd  3.5 gb
 68 Wed, Jun 24  @DET  L   3-5       34-34  3rd  3.5 gb
 67 Tue, Jun 23  @DET  L   4-5       34-33  3rd  3.5 gb
 66 Mon, Jun 22  @ATL  L   0-2       34-32  3rd  2.5 gb
 65 Sun, Jun 21   CLE  W   6-2       34-31  3rd  2.5 gb
 64 Sat, Jun 20   CLE  W   6-5 (13)  33-31  3rd  2.5 gb
 63 Fri, Jun 19   CLE  W   8-7 (10)  32-31  4th  3.0 gb
 62 Thu, Jun 18   CHW  W   6-5       31-31  4th  4.0 gb
 61 Wed, Jun 17   CHW  L   1-4       30-31  4th  4.5 gb
 60 Sun, Jun 14   MIN  W   3-2       30-30  3rd  2.5 gb
 Last 10: 5-5    Last 20: 9-11   Last 30:13-17
WhiteSox, 35-37, 3rd, 6 GB, 5 GB in WC

SP: Jose Contreras (37, RHP, 2-6, 5.23)

2009 Gamelogs / 2009 Splits / vs. CHC Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2009 (2-6) 51.2 52 33 30 19 30 5 5.23
2008 (7-6) 121.0 130 64 61 35 70 12 4.54
2007 (10-17) 189.0 232 134 117 62 113 21 5.57
Last 7 GS 2-4 41.1 40 24 22 14 23 3 4.79 48
2009-06-19 @CIN L 6.0 9 3 3 0 2 1 100 44
2009-06-13 @MIL W 8.0 2 0 0 2 8 0 107 84
2009-06-08 DET W 8.0 1 0 0 1 3 0 115 82
2009-05-08 TEX L 3.2 6 5 3 2 3 0 81 34
2009-05-02 @TEX L 3.1 7 7 7 2 3 1 63 19
2009-04-26 TOR ND 7.0 8 3 3 1 2 0 96 50
2009-04-21 @BAL L 5.1 7 6 6 6 2 1 100 26
Last 5 v.CHC 1-3 30.0 41 24 24 6 14 10 7.20 38
2008-06-27 CHC W 6.0 7 3 3 2 3 3 100 47
2008-06-21 @CHC L 3.1 10 9 9 2 1 3 72 3
2007-06-24 CHC L 7.0 10 2 2 0 3 1 106 52
2006-05-21 CHC ND 7.1 6 4 4 0 4 2 98 54
2005-06-25 CHC L 6.1 8 6 6 2 3 1 105 34
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   18-19   Road:   17-18   ExtrInn: 1-2 
 vsRHP:  24-28   vsLHP:  11-9    1-Run:   7-12
 vsEast:  5-9    vsCntrl:14-14   vsWest:  7-9  IL: 9-5 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 72 Thu, Jun 25   LAD  W   6-5 (13)  35-37  3rd  6.0 gb
 71 Wed, Jun 24   LAD  W  10-7       34-37  3rd  6.0 gb
 70 Tue, Jun 23   LAD  L   2-5       33-37  3rd  6.0 gb
 69 Sun, Jun 21  @CIN  W   4-1       33-36  3rd  5.0 gb
 68 Sat, Jun 20  @CIN  W  10-8       32-36  3rd  5.0 gb
 67 Fri, Jun 19  @CIN  L   3-4       31-36  3rd  5.0 gb
 66 Thu, Jun 18  @CHC  L   5-6       31-35  3rd  4.0 gb
 65 Wed, Jun 17  @CHC  W   4-1       31-34  3rd  3.0 gb
 64 Sun, Jun 14  @MIL  W   5-4       30-34  3rd  4.5 gb
 63 Sat, Jun 13  @MIL  W   7-1       29-34  3rd  5.5 gb
 Last 10: 7-3    Last 20:10-10   Last 30:16-14
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Thu, Jun 18, 2009 CHC  6  CHW  5        W:Kevin Gregg (1-1), L: Matt Thornton (4-2), S: none
Wed, Jun 17, 2009 CHW  4 @CHC  1        W:John Danks (5-5), L: Ryan Dempster (4-4), S: Bobby Jenks (15)

Sun, Jun 29, 2008 CHW  5  CHC  1        W:Mark Buehrle (6-6), L: Sean Marshall (0-2), S: none
Sat, Jun 28, 2008 CHW  6  CHC  5        W:Matt Thornton (4-1), L: Carlos Marmol (1-3), S: Bobby Jenks (18)
Fri, Jun 27, 2008 CHW 10  CHC  3        W:Jose Contreras (7-6), L: Ryan Dempster (9-3), S: none
Sun, Jun 22, 2008 CHC  7  CHW  1        W:Ryan Dempster (9-2), L: Javier Vazquez (7-6), S: none
Sat, Jun 21, 2008 CHC 11  CHW  7        W:Jason Marquis (6-3), L: Jose Contreras (6-6), S: Kerry Wood (19)
Fri, Jun 20, 2008 CHC  4  CHW  3        W:Kerry Wood (4-1), L: Scott Linebrink (2-2), S: none
Sun, Jun 24, 2007 CHC  3 @CHW  0        W:Sean Marshall (4-2), L: Jose Contreras (5-8), S: Bobby Howry (2)
Sat, Jun 23, 2007 CHC  2 @CHW  1        W:Michael Wuertz (1-2), L: Bobby Jenks (2-3), S: Bobby Howry (1)
Season Series: 2009 - Tied 1-1; 2008 - Tied 3-3; 2007 - CHC won 5-1; All-Time - Tied 34-34

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 2009 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

TBR  5.66

BAL  4.57

SDP  3.87

RA/G

SFG  3.80

HOU  4.62

WSN  5.63

BA

J. Mauer  .395

C. Ross  .283

B. Crosby  .190

OBP

J. Mauer  .465

S. Schumaker  .358

D. Navarro  .239

SLG

A. Pujols  .700

N. Markakis  .465

N. Punto  .252

OPS

J. Mauer  1.163

H. Matsui  .819

B. Giles  .548

ERA

Z. Greinke  1.90

A. Cook  4.00

A. Sonnanstine  6.61

K/9IP

J. Verlander  10.84

C. Pavano  6.54

J. Garland  3.33

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Cubs Batters (4.23 RS/G) vs. WhiteSox Pitchers (4.56 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 52.Contreras
G/S/vB
53.Carrasco
G/S/vB
26.Dotel
G/S/vB
39.Gobble*
G/S/vB
45.Jenks
G/S/vB
71.Linebrink
G/S/vB
49.Poreda*
G/S/vB
54.Richard*
G/S/vB
37.Thornton*
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
13.Blanco# G/S/vP 12/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/no AB 70/54 .233/.292/.283/.576 .393/.612 .648 61/.616 0/2 0/1
21.Bradley# G/S/vP 12/.916 4/2.000 2/2.000 4/.500 2/1.000 7/.286 ··· 2/.000 ··· 197/142 .241/.360/.386/.746 .890/.687 .589 68/.791 0/0 5/1
17.Fontenot* G/S/vP 8/1.750 ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/3.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 236/197 .223/.309/.364/.673 .408/.727 .737 81/.664 2/1 6/4
5.Fox G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 39/25 .353/.359/.559/.918 .786/.991 1.151 35/.814 0/0 1/0
4.Freel G/S/vP 3/.000 ··· ··· ··· 1/no AB 4/1.000 ··· ··· ··· 40/27 .152/.282/.152/.434 .258/.515 .465 / 0/0 0/1
1.Fukudome* G/S/vP 6/.900 ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 251/234 .263/.388/.424/.812 .853/.809 .851 81/.532 5/4 5/0
55.Hill# G/S/vP 3/.666 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 77/67 .212/.316/.333/.649 .500/.673 .662 24/.178 0/0 2/1
6.Hoffpauir* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 141/122 .267/.312/.481/.793 .488/.841 .690 38/.696 0/0 7/1
25.Lee G/S/vP 17/.485 ··· 8/1.042 ··· 5/1.200 12/1.200 ··· ··· 1/.000 254/205 .288/.370/.491/.861 .870/.857 .762 102/1.072 0/0 11/2
7.Miles# G/S/vP 4/.000 ··· 2/2.000 2/2.000 1/.000 11/.855 ··· ··· 1/.000 131/103 .203/.240/.260/.500 .693/.446 .486 25/.440 3/0 0/2
12.Soriano G/S/vP 9/2.417 6/.933 3/.666 11/.673 1/.000 7/1.071 ··· ··· 4/.500 313/254 .231/.294/.430/.724 .560/.761 .785 105/.559 7/2 14/7
18.Soto G/S/vP 5/1.400 ··· 2/.000 ··· 2/.500 1/5.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 214/166 .227/.336/.370/.707 .889/.658 .602 73/.891 1/0 6/3
2.Theriot G/S/vP 2/.500 ··· 1/.000 ··· 2/no AB 6/.167 ··· ··· 1/2.000 299/242 .284/.342/.414/.757 .851/.735 .632 104/.673 9/5 6/5
IP 51.2 47.1 29.2 11.0 27.0 27.0 4.2 62.1 28.0 TOTAL .247/.324/.400/.724 .733/.722 .699 .702 29/16 76/54
ERA-K/9 5.23/5.2 2.85/5.9 3.03/11.2 8.18/7.4 3.33/8.7 2.33/8.7 0.00/11.5 4.33/6.6 2.57/11.2 4.10/7.1

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 228/.255 201/.268 132/.231 54/.267 112/.226 122/.269 18/.188 278/.286 114/.214 .259
OPS .753 .668 .714 .922 .683 .770 .465 .810 .613 .738
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 106/.894 79/.785 34/.812 24/.733 55/.866 46/.733 6/.333 78/.611 45/.298 .763
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 122/.636 122/.596 98/.681 30/1.073 57/.507 76/.787 12/.533 200/.890 69/.827 .722
Home 101/.670 114/.659 68/.648 36/1.231 66/.741 60/.637 8/.500 130/.886 50/.393
Last 28d days 80/.453 67/.636 63/.878 28/.847 43/.614 49/.888 18/.465 108/.919 37/.480
HR/SB/CS 5/5/0 1/1/1 2/13/0 3/0/0 5/6/0 4/6/0 0/0/0 8/6/3 2/0/2 74/58/9
Usage ······X· Xo···X·· Xoo··XX· ·X······ Xo··oo·· X···Xo·X o·X···X· X····X·· o·o··o·X
WhiteSox Batters (4.28 RS/G) vs. Cubs Pitchers (4.14 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 36.Wells
G/S/vB
58.Ascanio
G/S/vB
63.Gregg
G/S/vB
22.Hart
G/S/vB
47.Heilman
G/S/vB
49.Marmol
G/S/vB
45.Marshall*
G/S/vB
54.Patton
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
32.Anderson G/S/vP ··· ··· 6/.167 ··· ··· 1/.000 6/1.133 ··· 175/130 .242/.329/.320/.650 .545/.683 .611 77/.555 2/6 2/2
15.Beckham G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 1/2.000 ··· ··· 66/52 .172/.273/.276/.549 .445/.577 .186 66/.549 0/1 1/4
27.Castro G/S/vP ··· ··· 3/.666 ··· ··· 1/.000 4/.000 ··· 104/75 .237/.317/.419/.737 .596/.789 .756 17/.651 0/0 4/2
23.Dye G/S/vP ··· 1/no AB 10/.800 ··· ··· 2/.500 6/.666 ··· 259/197 .278/.351/.543/.895 .793/.925 .915 84/.902 0/2 16/2
7.Fields G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/no AB ··· ··· 2/.000 3/.333 ··· 227/164 .233/.311/.351/.663 .756/.628 .654 54/.771 2/3 5/8
17.Getz* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/3.000 ··· ··· 216/182 .241/.302/.328/.631 .649/.627 .578 72/.671 9/1 1/6
14.Konerko G/S/vP ··· ··· 11/1.827 ··· ··· 1/2.000 6/.533 ··· 283/210 .295/.346/.496/.842 1.026/.781 .844 96/.778 0/0 12/0
5.Nix G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/no AB ··· ··· ··· 82/37 .219/.293/.466/.758 .786/.725 .636 31/.704 3/0 5/0
12.Pierzynski* G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 7/.715 ··· ··· 2/.000 9/.476 ··· 230/178 .290/.326/.447/.773 .623/.818 .641 84/.839 1/0 8/4
22.Podsednik* G/S/vP ··· 1/2.000 8/.453 1/.000 5/1.550 3/2.667 7/.762 ··· 216/156 .305/.358/.391/.749 .833/.716 .593 118/.819 10/4 2/2
10.Ramirez G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 1/2.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 3/.000 ··· 284/216 .261/.311/.391/.702 1.029/.602 .720 113/.794 11/3 9/8
25.Thome* G/S/vP ··· 2/2.500 5/1.850 ··· 7/.953 1/.000 6/.334 ··· 219/164 .240/.388/.486/.874 .812/.895 .787 64/.824 0/0 12/
31.Wise* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/no AB ··· ··· 64/55 .190/.242/.259/.501 1.238/.412 .481 41/.528 0/2 0/0
IP 49.0 15.1 32.1 2.2 32.2 34.0 54.0 20.1 TOTAL .251/.324/.405/.729 .779/.712 .677 .741 44/23 83/61
ERA-K/9 2.57/6.4 3.52/10.6 4.18/8.9 0.00/0.0 3.86/7.4 3.44/10.3 4.33/6.2 5.75/8.4 3.88/7.8

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 196/.239 71/.283 147/.242 12/.222 150/.263 157/.150 234/.257 94/.244 .241
OPS .607 .752 .741 .639 .782 .622 .754 .762 .720
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 82/.627 25/1.227 65/.665 3/1.167 60/.726 71/.569 64/.640 40/.759 .747
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 114/.591 46/.494 82/.800 9/.476 90/.815 86/.667 170/.794 54/.763 .703
Road 100/.530 31/.785 76/.832 12/.639 79/.739 81/.557 89/.783 40/.936
Last 28d days 97/.638 40/.744 51/.574 12/.639 55/.682 59/.548 59/.795 25/.804
HR/SB/CS 2/2/1 1/2/1 6/0/0 0/1/0 3/3/1 1/2/0 8/2/1 4/4/0 75/37/17
Usage ····X··· ·o··oX·· ··o·oXXo X··X···· ·X···Xo· ·Xo··XXX oo·oXo·o ·····oX·

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.