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Game Preview: HOU @ CHC, 2:20pm, Wednesday, July 29, 2009 @Wrigley Field

Astros, 51-49, 3rd, 2½ GB, 3 GB in WC

SP: Mike Hampton (36, LHP, 6-7, 4.74)

2009 Gamelogs / 2009 Splits / vs. CHC Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2009 (6-7) 95.0 101 54 50 38 64 9 4.74
2008 (3-4) 78.0 83 45 42 28 38 10 4.85
2005 (5-3) 69.1 74 28 27 18 27 5 3.50
Last 7 GS 3-3 40.0 44 20 19 16 28 1 4.28 48
2009-07-24 NYM W 5.2 8 4 4 4 7 1 101 40
2009-07-18 @LAD L 5.2 7 5 4 2 4 0 92 39
2009-07-11 WSN L 3.2 9 5 5 1 1 0 70 23
2009-07-06 PIT W 7.0 3 1 1 3 3 0 98 67
2009-06-30 @SDP ND 6.0 4 1 1 1 6 0 97 65
2009-06-12 @ARI L 5.0 8 3 3 5 2 0 99 36
2009-06-05 PIT W 7.0 5 1 1 0 5 0 89 68
Last 5 v.CHC 3-1 31.2 41 19 17 15 20 7 4.83 44
2009-05-06 CHC L 5.1 7 5 3 4 4 0 107 38
2004-10-01 @CHC W 6.0 4 1 1 4 5 0 91 61
2003-07-11 @CHC W 7.1 11 5 5 3 5 2 114 38
2002-08-02 @CHC ND 7.0 10 4 4 2 3 2 110 42
2001-08-09 @CHC W 6.0 9 4 4 2 3 3 107 39
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   28-25   Road:   23-24   ExtrInn: 3-6 
 vsRHP:  40-37   vsLHP:  11-12   1-Run:  16-13
 vsEast:  6-6    vsCntrl:21-25   vsWest: 18-9  IL: 6-9 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
100 Tue, Jul 28  @CHC  W  11-6       51-49  3rd  2.5 gb
 99 Mon, Jul 27  @CHC  L   1-5 (13)  50-49  3rd  3.0 gb
 98 Sun, Jul 26   NYM  L   3-8       50-48  3rd  2.0 gb
 97 Sat, Jul 25   NYM  L   3-10      50-47  3rd  1.5 gb
 96 Fri, Jul 24   NYM  W   5-4       50-46  2nd  1.5 gb
 95 Wed, Jul 22   STL  W   4-3       49-46  2nd  1.0 gb
 94 Tue, Jul 21   STL  W  11-6       48-46  2nd  2.0 gb
 93 Mon, Jul 20   STL  W   3-2       47-46  3rd  3.0 gb
 92 Sun, Jul 19  @LAD  L   3-4       46-46  4th  4.0 gb
 91 Sat, Jul 18  @LAD  L   2-5       46-45  4th  3.0 gb
 Last 10: 5-5    Last 20:13-7    Last 30:19-11
Cubs, 52-46, 2nd, ½ GB, 1 GB in WC

SP: Randy Wells (26, RHP, 6-4, 3.10)

2009 Gamelogs / 2009 Splits / vs. HOU Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2009 (6-4) 87.0 82 31 30 19 59 8 3.10
2008 (0-0) 5.1 0 0 0 3 1 0 0.00
Last 7 GS 6-1 44.2 44 18 18 9 27 6 3.63 53
2009-07-24 CIN W 6.0 7 3 3 1 5 1 88 50
2009-07-18 @WSN W 5.0 7 4 4 1 1 0 85 37
2009-07-12 STL L 7.0 7 4 4 3 4 2 100 48
2009-07-06 ATL W 6.0 7 2 2 0 4 1 87 54
2009-07-01 @PIT W 7.0 6 1 1 1 4 0 97 64
2009-06-26 @CHW W 7.0 5 2 2 2 6 2 98 63
2009-06-21 CLE W 6.2 5 2 2 1 3 0 98 58
Last 5 v.HOU 0-0 6.0 4 0 0 3 4 0 0.00 65
2009-05-16 HOU ND 6.0 4 0 0 3 4 0 97 65
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   31-19   Road:   21-27   ExtrInn: 7-6 
 vsRHP:  41-36   vsLHP:  11-10   1-Run:  13-15
 vsEast: 10-7    vsCntrl:28-22   vsWest:  8-9  IL: 6-8 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 98 Tue, Jul 28   HOU  L   6-11      52-46  2nd  0.5 gb
 97 Mon, Jul 27   HOU  W   5-1 (13)  52-45  1st  0.5 up
 96 Sun, Jul 26   CIN  W   5-2       51-45  1st  0.5 up
 95 Sat, Jul 25   CIN  W   5-3       50-45  2nd  0.5 gb
 94 Fri, Jul 24   CIN  W   8-5       49-45  2nd  1.5 gb
 93 Wed, Jul 22  @PHI  W  10-5       48-45  2nd  1.0 gb
 92 Tue, Jul 21  @PHI  L   1-4 (13)  47-45  2nd  2.0 gb
 91 Mon, Jul 20  @PHI  L   1-10      47-44  2nd  2.0 gb
 90 Sun, Jul 19  @WSN  W  11-3       47-43  2nd  2.0 gb
 89 Sat, Jul 18  @WSN  W   6-5       46-43  2nd  2.0 gb
 Last 10: 7-3    Last 20:13-7    Last 30:18-12
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Tue, Jul 28, 2009 HOU 11 @CHC  6        W:Jeff Fulchino (4-3), L: Angel Guzman (2-2), S: none
Mon, Jul 27, 2009 CHC  5  HOU  1 (13)   W:Jeff Samardzija (1-1), L: Chris Sampson (4-2), S: none
Thu, Jun 11, 2009 HOU  2  CHC  1 (13)   W:Jeff Fulchino (2-1), L: Jose Ascanio (0-1), S: none
Wed, Jun 10, 2009 HOU  2  CHC  1        W:Chris Sampson (3-0), L: Angel Guzman (2-1), S: none
Tue, Jun 09, 2009 CHC  7 @HOU  1        W:Ted Lilly (7-4), L: Brian Moehler (2-4), S: none
Sun, May 17, 2009 HOU  6 @CHC  5        W:Brian Moehler (1-2), L: Rich Harden (4-2), S: Chris Sampson (1)
Sat, May 16, 2009 CHC  5  HOU  4        W:Sean Marshall (2-2), L: LaTroy Hawkins (1-2), S: none
Thu, May 07, 2009 CHC  8 @HOU  5        W:Ted Lilly (4-2), L: Russ Ortiz (2-1), S: none
Wed, May 06, 2009 CHC  6 @HOU  3        W:Rich Harden (3-1), L: Mike Hampton (1-3), S: Kevin Gregg (5)
Wed, Apr 08, 2009 CHC 11 @HOU  6        W:Ted Lilly (1-0), L: Brian Moehler (0-1), S: none
Season Series: 2009 - CHC leads 7-5; 2008 - HOU won 9-8; 2007 - CHC won 8-7; All-Time - HOU leads 350-302

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

NYY  5.56

FLA  4.52

SDP  3.62

RA/G

SFG  3.72

NYM  4.60

WSN  5.44

BA

I. Suzuki  .366

S. Hairston  .290

A. Casilla  .161

OBP

M. Ramirez  .451

C. McGehee  .364

R. Cedeno  .213

SLG

A. Pujols  .682

B. Butler  .470

A. Casilla  .195

OPS

A. Pujols  1.126

R. Zimmerman  .827

A. Casilla  .451

ERA

Z. Greinke  2.04

C. Sabathia  3.83

J. Geer  5.96

K/9IP

T. Lincecum  11.08

R. Wolf  6.65

J. Lannan  3.65

Baseball-Reference.com-- Baseball's History: 1871-Now

Astros Batters (4.25 RS/G) vs. Cubs Pitchers (4.13 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 36.Wells
G/S/vB
46.Dempster
G/S/vB
63.Gregg
G/S/vB
37.Guzman
G/S/vB
40.Harden
G/S/vB
22.Hart
G/S/vB
47.Heilman
G/S/vB
49.Marmol
G/S/vB
45.Marshall*
G/S/vB
29.Samardzija
G/S/vB
52.Stevens
G/S/vB
38.Zambrano
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
27.Blum# G/S/vP 2/1.000 53/.671 6/.900 5/1.400 13/1.052 ··· 7/1.714 6/.000 3/.000 2/.000 ··· 38/.382 264/241 .274/.341/.389/.730 .937/.709 .631 75/.925 0/1 5/2
21.Bourn* G/S/vP 3/.000 16/.905 3/.000 1/2.000 7/.286 1/4.000 8/.393 4/.000 1/2.000 3/1.334 2/.500 18/.675 429/339 .288/.362/.398/.761 .738/.767 .808 98/.744 37/9 3/1
41.Coste G/S/vP ··· 2/.000 3/.000 ··· ··· ··· 5/1.000 2/.000 5/1.200 3/1.334 2/.500 6/.334 157/109 .246/.333/.377/.710 .762/.687 .525 41/.635 0/0 2/0
36.Kata# G/S/vP ··· 3/.000 1/2.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 2/.000 1/2.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 10/.200 40/35 .211/.225/.237/.462 .400/.471 .401 8/.500 1/0 0/0
28.Keppinger G/S/vP ··· 18/1.111 3/1.667 3/.000 3/.666 1/.000 5/.800 6/.333 7/.286 1/2.000 ··· 28/.481 218/142 .283/.362/.428/.789 .896/.729 .976 44/1.022 0/2 3/4
45.Lee G/S/vP 3/1.334 27/.875 10/.900 3/.666 19/.669 ··· 11/.955 14/.445 6/.533 1/.000 1/no AB 60/1.178 408/317 .310/.360/.493/.854 1.021/.806 .749 96/.920 3/2 16/2
3.Matsui# G/S/vP 3/.000 15/.575 4/.917 2/.000 10/1.000 ··· 4/.750 5/.400 3/.000 2/.000 1/.000 17/.507 296/229 .244/.300/.321/.620 .856/.556 .527 83/.588 10/3 3/2
18.Maysonet G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 62/47 .309/.350/.400/.750 .619/.795 1.026 1/.000 0/0 1/2
4.Michaels G/S/vP ··· ··· 6/1.166 ··· 2/.000 ··· 4/.833 5/.200 ··· 4/.833 1/4.000 ··· 92/50 .202/.272/.357/.629 .672/.591 .657 17/.978 1/1 1/0
9.Pence G/S/vP 2/.500 23/1.000 3/.833 4/.250 9/.777 1/.000 7/.143 10/.300 3/2.667 3/1.667 1/.000 25/.638 408/322 .293/.355/.467/.823 .924/.795 .769 94/.629 9/7 13/1
55.Quintero G/S/vP ··· 5/.650 ··· 1/no AB 3/.333 ··· 1/no AB 1/.000 ··· 2/.000 ··· 10/.422 92/74 .225/.250/.315/.565 .748/.521 .506 31/.403 0/0 1/5
77.Rodriguez G/S/vP 2/.500 8/.125 8/.625 5/.400 18/.889 ··· 10/1.050 6/.000 2/.000 2/.000 2/.000 10/.600 296/234 .254/.285/.404/.688 .798/.658 .719 61/.735 0/2 8/4
10.Tejada G/S/vP 3/.000 22/.914 11/1.192 2/1.000 12/.417 ··· 5/1.200 9/.666 ··· 2/2.000 1/3.000 21/.857 430/333 .328/.358/.478/.836 .840/.835 .771 105/.837 3/2 9/12
IP 87.0 110.2 47.1 43.0 93.0 21.2 47.1 49.1 65.0 17.2 6.1 120.2 TOTAL .269/.330/.409/.739 .788/.725 .716 .766 70/33 84/52
ERA-K/9 3.10/6.1 4.31/7.5 3.42/8.8 2.51/7.1 4.55/10.1 2.08/3.7 4.56/7.6 3.10/10.6 3.74/6.1 5.60/5.6 2.84/5.7 3.36/7.4 3.81/7.7

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 351/.254 476/.266 207/.221 173/.195 401/.244 93/.233 217/.261 221/.158 277/.246 82/.314 25/.095 514/.242 .245
OPS .666 .775 .675 .607 .771 .660 .790 .600 .716 .907 .478 .678 .721
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 151/.715 214/.820 95/.556 73/.709 181/.826 39/.841 86/.768 101/.495 90/.555 29/.887 11/.182 237/.707 .738
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 200/.629 262/.739 112/.771 100/.533 220/.726 54/.533 131/.802 120/.691 187/.793 53/.916 14/.702 277/.653 .709
Home 176/.727 205/.732 101/.638 91/.681 218/.871 52/.570 117/.851 106/.634 171/.686 52/1.005 15/.750 247/.686
Last 28d days 103/.794 54/.912 50/.598 48/.771 109/.769 76/.613 58/.802 46/.440 39/.517 58/.857 25/.478 162/.612
HR/SB/CS 8/6/3 14/10/6 7/0/0 5/1/2 18/3/2 1/6/1 5/3/1 1/2/0 8/2/1 3/0/0 0/0/0 8/4/6 105/54/27
Usage ····X··· X······· ··ooX·X· X·Xo··Xo ··X····X ···X···· oo·oo··o ·X·Xo··X Xoo···oX XXo····X oX······ ·X····X·
Cubs Batters (4.31 RS/G) vs. Astros Pitchers (4.52 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 11.Hampton*
G/S/vB
50.Arias
G/S/vB
48.Byrdak*
G/S/vB
39.Fulchino
G/S/vB
38.Moehler
G/S/vB
23.Ortiz
G/S/vB
44.Oswalt
G/S/vB
51.Rodriguez*
G/S/vB
43.Sampson
G/S/vB
47.Valverde
G/S/vB
53.Wright*
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
28.Baker G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 3/.000 ··· ··· 3/1.000 1/2.000 4/1.000 ··· 55/32 .192/.236/.346/.583 .739/.457 .860 31/.739 1/0 1/1
13.Blanco# G/S/vP ··· 3/.000 ··· 2/.000 2/1.000 2/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 100/72 .216/.274/.273/.546 .586/.529 .393 11/.382 0/2 0/2
21.Bradley# G/S/vP 19/.662 4/.000 2/.500 2/.000 11/.384 20/.912 11/1.122 15/.400 4/.833 9/1.842 4/.250 294/216 .246/.381/.379/.760 .869/.716 .926 76/.840 1/2 7/2
17.Fontenot* G/S/vP ··· 3/3.000 4/.000 1/.000 14/1.250 5/1.400 14/.643 5/.000 10/.500 5/.400 3/.000 308/257 .228/.299/.370/.668 .533/.696 .604 64/.701 2/1 8/6
5.Fox G/S/vP ··· 1/no AB 1/3.000 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 105/75 .312/.352/.559/.912 .838/.940 .822 41/1.005 0/0 5/2
1.Fukudome* G/S/vP ··· 2/.500 5/.900 4/.833 15/.829 6/1.833 13/.308 6/.334 10/.633 5/.200 5/1.350 358/323 .269/.380/.438/.818 .594/.841 .759 87/.857 6/7 7/1
55.Hill# G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 2/.000 1/.000 1/.000 7/1.142 3/1.167 5/.650 2/.000 ··· 3/.333 151/119 .198/.295/.298/.593 .603/.589 .639 74/.536 0/0 2/2
6.Hoffpauir* G/S/vP 3/1.000 2/.000 1/.000 2/1.000 2/.000 4/.500 3/2.334 ··· 3/.333 2/.500 1/3.000 187/163 .236/.283/.420/.703 .469/.738 .856 36/.553 0/0 8/1
9.Johnson G/S/vP 3/2.167 3/.000 3/1.667 ··· ··· 4/3.250 4/.500 17/.378 6/.833 1/.000 1/2.000 164/95 .248/.325/.393/.718 .832/.637 .849 39/.502 2/1 4/1
25.Lee G/S/vP 36/.914 5/.400 2/.500 3/1.167 18/1.503 39/.443 61/.862 37/1.465 15/1.181 7/.143 3/.667 370/296 .290/.370/.534/.904 .963/.889 1.038 90/1.109 0/0 20/3
16.Ramirez G/S/vP 19/.768 3/2.334 2/.500 3/1.666 25/.838 20/1.250 66/.726 30/.543 17/1.059 10/.200 4/2.000 148/121 .336/.399/.575/.973 1.222/.921 1.020 76/.940 0/0 8/3
12.Soriano G/S/vP 6/.533 6/.000 7/1.262 2/.000 24/.872 11/.473 39/.693 20/.259 18/.925 1/.000 4/.250 420/333 .251/.314/.446/.761 .564/.810 .704 85/.927 8/2 18/8
2.Theriot G/S/vP 3/.000 6/.167 4/.750 3/.000 13/.840 7/.971 16/.718 26/1.170 17/.352 3/2.000 4/.500 427/342 .292/.348/.408/.756 .904/.720 .835 107/.742 14/5 7/11
IP 95.0 37.2 33.2 47.1 90.2 83.1 137.0 132.2 48.2 27.1 24.1 TOTAL .250/.326/.407/.733 .732/.734 .769 .786 39/23 109/80
ERA-K/9 4.74/6.1 1.91/8.1 3.48/8.0 3.80/6.1 5.16/5.8 4.75/6.7 3.61/7.0 2.65/8.4 3.70/5.0 2.63/10.2 5.92/10.7 4.23/7.1

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 408/.282 163/.216 145/.195 192/.223 404/.292 368/.274 558/.250 541/.244 207/.263 111/.204 111/.299 .267
OPS .789 .593 .692 .661 .848 .770 .707 .694 .710 .649 .842 .767
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 104/.726 67/.586 69/.730 92/.595 222/.704 182/.746 266/.738 111/.593 100/.706 51/.838 41/.724 .758
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 304/.810 96/.598 76/.659 100/.717 182/1.019 186/.794 292/.678 430/.721 107/.715 60/.486 70/.912 .773
Road 191/.729 72/.491 76/.652 90/.702 173/.825 121/.826 290/.628 274/.746 96/.907 47/.618 60/.923
Last 28d days 96/.839 70/.666 34/.716 63/.811 103/.701 91/.850 114/.509 136/.570 27/1.081 43/.525 27/.894
HR/SB/CS 9/5/2 1/3/0 6/1/2 5/2/0 14/6/0 6/6/3 15/2/1 14/1/1 2/0/0 4/3/2 5/4/0 112/42/14
Usage ····X··· ·XX·X··o o··o··o· X·X·o··· ··X····· ···X···· X·····X· ·X·····X ·X······ XX··o·o· X·oX···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.