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Game Preview: HOU @ FLA, 7:10pm, Monday, August 10, 2009 @Dolphin Stadium

Astros, 55-56, 3rd, 6 GB, 6 GB in WC

SP: Brian Moehler (37, RHP, 7-7, 5.23)

2009 Gamelogs / 2009 Splits / vs. FLA Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2009 (7-7) 103.1 123 65 60 31 68 16 5.23
2008 (11-8) 150.0 166 79 76 36 82 20 4.56
2007 (1-4) 59.2 67 29 27 17 36 8 4.07
Last 7 GS 3-3 42.1 44 21 19 14 31 4 4.04 50
2009-08-05 SFG L 6.0 9 7 6 1 5 1 89 32
2009-07-31 @STL ND 6.2 7 2 2 1 5 1 98 56
2009-07-26 NYM L 4.2 8 5 5 2 2 0 89 28
2009-07-20 STL W 6.1 6 2 2 2 5 0 100 56
2009-07-12 WSN W 6.1 7 0 0 2 2 0 103 59
2009-07-07 PIT L 6.1 3 4 3 2 4 1 86 55
2009-07-01 @SDP W 6.0 4 1 1 4 8 1 115 64
Has never faced FLA.
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   31-28   Road:   24-28   ExtrInn: 3-6 
 vsRHP:  44-42   vsLHP:  11-14   1-Run:  17-14
 vsEast:  6-6    vsCntrl:24-30   vsWest: 19-11 IL: 6-9 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
111 Sun, Aug  9   MIL  W   2-0       55-56  3rd  6.0 gb
110 Sat, Aug  8   MIL  L   5-12      54-56  4th  6.0 gb
109 Fri, Aug  7   MIL  W   6-3       54-55  3rd  5.0 gb
108 Wed, Aug  5   SFG  L   6-10      53-55  4th  5.0 gb
107 Tue, Aug  4   SFG  L   1-8       53-54  3rd  5.0 gb
106 Mon, Aug  3   SFG  W   4-3       53-53  3rd  4.0 gb
105 Sun, Aug  2  @STL  W   2-0       52-53  3rd  4.5 gb
104 Sat, Aug  1  @STL  L   1-3       51-53  3rd  5.5 gb
103 Fri, Jul 31  @STL  L   3-4       51-52  3rd  4.5 gb
102 Thu, Jul 30  @CHC  L   3-12      51-51  3rd  4.0 gb
 Last 10: 4-6    Last 20: 9-11   Last 30:16-14
Marlins, 58-53, 2nd, 4 GB, 3 GB in WC

SP: Rick VandenHurk (24, RHP, 1-1, 4.29)

2009 Gamelogs / 2009 Splits / vs. HOU Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2009 (1-1) 21.0 21 10 10 7 20 5 4.29
2008 (1-1) 14.0 20 12 12 10 20 1 7.71
2007 (4-6) 81.2 94 63 62 48 82 15 6.83
Last 7 GS 2-2 32.0 35 19 19 16 37 6 5.34 48
2009-08-05 @WSN L 4.0 7 5 5 1 4 3 77 31
2009-07-30 ATL ND 6.0 4 2 2 1 9 0 95 64
2009-07-25 @LAD ND 5.0 5 1 1 3 3 0 92 53
2009-07-20 @SDP W 6.0 5 2 2 2 4 2 88 56
2008-07-27 @CHC ND 3.2 8 5 5 2 6 1 86 29
2008-07-22 ATL W 5.0 0 0 0 5 7 0 94 69
2008-04-06 PIT L 2.1 6 4 4 2 4 0 75 31
Has never faced HOU.
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   29-26   Road:   29-27   ExtrInn: 6-6 
 vsRHP:  34-38   vsLHP:  24-15   1-Run:  19-14
 vsEast: 24-17   vsCntrl:10-15   vsWest: 14-13 IL:10-8 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
111 Sun, Aug  9  @PHI  W  12-3       58-53  2nd  4.0 gb
110 Sat, Aug  8  @PHI  W   6-4       57-53  2nd  5.0 gb
109 Fri, Aug  7  @PHI  W   3-2       56-53  2nd  6.0 gb
108 Thu, Aug  6  @WSN  L   8-12      55-53  2nd  7.0 gb
107 Wed, Aug  5  @WSN  L   4-5       55-52  2nd  6.0 gb
106 Tue, Aug  4  @WSN  L   4-6       55-51  2nd  5.0 gb
105 Sun, Aug  2   CHC  W   3-2       55-50  2nd  5.0 gb
104 Sat, Aug  1   CHC  L   8-9 (10)  54-50  2nd  6.0 gb
103 Fri, Jul 31   CHC  W   5-2       54-49  2nd  6.0 gb
102 Thu, Jul 30   ATL  L   3-6 (10)  53-49  2nd  6.0 gb
 Last 10: 5-5    Last 20:12-8    Last 30:17-13
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Thu, Sep 18, 2008 FLA  8  HOU  1        W:Scott Olsen (8-10), L: Alberto Arias (1-1), S: none
Wed, Sep 17, 2008 FLA 14  HOU  2        W:Ricky Nolasco (15-7), L: Brandon Backe (9-13), S: none
Tue, Sep 16, 2008 FLA  5  HOU  1        W:Chris Volstad (5-3), L: Roy Oswalt (15-10), S: none
Sun, Apr 13, 2008 HOU  5  FLA  1        W:Wandy Rodriguez (1-0), L: Burke Badenhop (0-1), S: none
Sat, Apr 12, 2008 HOU  5  FLA  0        W:Brandon Backe (1-1), L: Andrew Miller (0-2), S: none
Fri, Apr 11, 2008 FLA 10 @HOU  6        W:Ricky Nolasco (1-0), L: Roy Oswalt (0-3), S: none
Sun, Aug 05, 2007 FLA  6  HOU  5        W:Scott Olsen (9-9), L: Matt Albers (2-5), S: Kevin Gregg (23)
Sat, Aug 04, 2007 FLA  6  HOU  5 (12)   W:Lee Gardner (3-2), L: Stephen Randolph (0-1), S: none
Fri, Aug 03, 2007 HOU  8 @FLA  2        W:Roy Oswalt (11-6), L: Dontrelle Willis (7-11), S: none
Tue, Apr 17, 2007 HOU  6  FLA  1        W:Roy Oswalt (3-0), L: Jorge Julio (0-2), S: none
Season Series: 2009 -  0-0; 2008 - FLA won 4-2; 2007 - HOU won 3-2; All-Time - HOU leads 70-58

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

LAA  5.69

WSN  4.58

SDP  3.76

RA/G

SFG  3.68

NYM  4.62

WSN  5.45

BA

J. Mauer  .366

T. Gwynn  .293

A. Casilla  .167

OBP

A. Pujols  .445

J. Bautista  .364

R. Cedeno  .232

SLG

A. Pujols  .682

M. Lowell  .478

A. Casilla  .204

OPS

A. Pujols  1.127

C. Crawford  .838

A. Casilla  .465

ERA

T. Lincecum  2.20

N. Blackburn  3.79

T. Wellemeyer  5.67

K/9IP

T. Lincecum  10.89

J. Happ  6.73

N. Blackburn  3.72

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

Astros Batters (4.13 RS/G) vs. Marlins Pitchers (4.66 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 56.VandenHurk
G/S/vB
40.Calero
G/S/vB
48.Donnelly
G/S/vB
55.Johnson
G/S/vB
22.Lindstrom
G/S/vB
53.Meyer*
G/S/vB
47.Nolasco
G/S/vB
46.Nunez
G/S/vB
37.Pinto*
G/S/vB
44.Sanches
G/S/vB
41.Volstad
G/S/vB
45.West*
G/S/vB
64.Wood
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
27.Blum# G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· 9/.778 ··· 2/.000 2/.500 3/.000 ··· ··· 299/273 .269/.341/.383/.724 .985/.697 .584 73/.761 0/1 7/2
21.Bourn* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· 2/2.000 ··· 6/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· 3/1.000 ··· ··· 457/362 .286/.360/.405/.765 .712/.779 .801 81/.755 39/10 3/3
41.Coste G/S/vP 2/5.000 2/.000 ··· 8/1.500 4/.250 ··· 9/.889 ··· 3/2.334 ··· ··· ··· ··· 175/121 .240/.328/.357/.685 .711/.673 .521 55/.629 0/0 2/1
2.Erstad* G/S/vP ··· 2/2.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 3/.666 ··· ··· 4/.500 ··· ··· 106/96 .189/.257/.305/.562 .400/.581 .416 11/.955 0/2 1/0
36.Kata# G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 50/43 .208/.220/.229/.449 .333/.476 .417 15/.533 1/0 0/0
28.Keppinger G/S/vP 3/2.334 ··· ··· ··· 2/.000 2/1.000 3/1.000 ··· 1/2.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 246/164 .269/.346/.396/.742 .923/.647 .875 57/.655 0/2 3/4
45.Lee G/S/vP ··· 3/.666 4/1.000 ··· 3/1.666 ··· 3/.000 1/.000 ··· 2/.000 ··· ··· ··· 450/353 .316/.362/.517/.879 .992/.849 .760 93/1.041 3/2 19/2
3.Matsui# G/S/vP 2/1.000 1/.000 ··· 2/.000 ··· ··· 3/.000 ··· 3/.333 ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 339/265 .252/.304/.342/.646 .847/.594 .594 87/.632 12/3 5/4
4.Michaels G/S/vP ··· 4/1.000 2/.000 1/no AB ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 1/no AB 1/5.000 ··· ··· ··· 107/61 .222/.280/.424/.705 .701/.707 .620 25/1.080 1/1 3/0
9.Pence G/S/vP ··· 2/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 6/2.100 ··· 1/2.000 1/5.000 3/.000 ··· ··· 450/358 .287/.353/.458/.811 .901/.787 .766 92/.704 10/8 14/3
55.Quintero G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 3/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 101/81 .242/.287/.326/.613 .671/.599 .628 22/.753 0/0 1/5
77.Rodriguez G/S/vP ··· 4/1.250 4/.750 ··· ··· ··· ··· 4/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 322/256 .248/.277/.388/.665 .826/.622 .688 62/.651 0/2 8/4
10.Tejada G/S/vP ··· 7/.000 18/.500 ··· 2/3.000 ··· 9/.888 2/.000 ··· ··· 4/.000 ··· ··· 473/369 .320/.349/.462/.811 .781/.819 .757 98/.734 3/2 10/14
IP 21.0 39.2 13.0 154.0 32.0 42.2 124.0 50.0 41.0 31.2 136.2 59.0 9.1 TOTAL .268/.328/.408/.736 .775/.725 .708 .741 75/35 94/65
ERA-K/9 4.29/8.6 2.04/11.3 0.69/7.6 2.92/7.5 5.91/7.6 2.53/8.4 4.86/9.1 3.96/8.3 2.63/8.6 1.14/8.8 4.48/6.2 4.88/5.0 0.00/3.9 4.26/7.5

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 90/.259 159/.185 52/.191 602/.232 151/.287 166/.195 527/.265 214/.219 181/.214 136/.210 567/.262 268/.260 33/.200 .256
OPS .914 .494 .546 .606 .798 .584 .756 .710 .660 .611 .774 .776 .442 .735
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 56/1.008 63/.673 26/.619 318/.633 82/.775 82/.729 294/.737 120/.763 84/.703 63/.561 301/.810 55/.992 15/.708 .768
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 34/.765 96/.384 26/.472 284/.576 69/.823 84/.448 233/.781 94/.642 97/.624 73/.654 266/.734 213/.718 18/.229 .706
Home 24/.568 80/.558 22/.808 300/.571 94/.924 95/.732 259/.739 122/.805 105/.744 84/.524 260/.790 144/.747 19/.328
Last 28d days 90/.914 28/.536 40/.561 80/.673 11/.455 29/.935 130/.586 53/.870 41/.671 41/.578 125/.875 22/.809 3/.833
HR/SB/CS 5/1/1 0/6/0 1/1/0 9/10/5 2/3/1 5/3/0 15/10/2 8/8/1 2/2/2 2/3/2 23/15/9 7/1/0 0/0/0 106/93/29
Usage ····X··· o····o·· ·o·oo··X X····X·· ·o··o··o XX···o·· ··X····X ·Xo····· o·X·oo·· ·X·XX··· ···X···· ·X······ o··o····
Marlins Batters (4.63 RS/G) vs. Astros Pitchers (4.68 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 38.Moehler
G/S/vB
50.Arias
G/S/vB
58.Bazardo
G/S/vB
48.Byrdak*
G/S/vB
39.Fulchino
G/S/vB
11.Hampton*
G/S/vB
20.Norris
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
21.Baker* G/S/vP ··· 2/1.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 3/.666 ··· 1/3.000 ··· 1/3.000 288/258 .272/.346/.436/.782 .660/.796 .774 55/.907 0/0 8/4
1.Bonifacio# G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 3/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 460/329 .248/.299/.310/.609 .689/.564 .643 80/.516 19/8 1/15
3.Cantu G/S/vP 3/.666 2/.500 ··· 2/.500 ··· 7/1.143 ··· 5/2.000 6/.334 1/3.000 3/.000 2/.500 426/310 .276/.336/.436/.771 .889/.728 .832 86/.701 2/0 11/8
8.Coghlan* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 316/239 .277/.357/.406/.763 .749/.768 .638 83/.987 5/1 6/3
7.Gload* G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/no AB 2/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 162/139 .271/.346/.410/.755 .399/.818 .879 24/.683 0/0 4/1
18.Helms G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 13/1.038 ··· 21/1.166 13/.817 6/2.000 1/.000 ··· 145/79 .271/.310/.338/.649 .754/.557 .466 14/1.143 1/1 2/4
27.Hermida* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/2.000 ··· 12/1.417 7/1.262 ··· 3/.333 1/no AB 412/300 .255/.337/.384/.721 .597/.768 .746 73/.615 5/2 11/1
20.Johnson* G/S/vP 20/.800 1/no AB ··· 4/.250 4/.500 11/.586 ··· 18/.675 9/.000 ··· 4/1.750 2/.500 459/323 .299/.420/.411/.831 .959/.777 .870 91/.794 2/4 7/8
29.Paulino G/S/vP 5/.400 ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 11/.455 9/1.667 2/1.000 5/.000 ··· 176/71 .269/.331/.406/.738 .718/.767 .724 30/1.022 1/0 5/2
2.Ramirez G/S/vP 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 7/.762 ··· 20/1.292 9/1.556 ··· 2/1.000 ··· 437/314 .343/.408/.552/.960 .762/1.039 .991 86/.882 20/7 16/8
12.Ross G/S/vP ··· 2/2.000 ··· ··· ··· 6/.833 ··· 4/.750 5/1.200 ··· 3/1.000 1/.000 424/309 .260/.318/.486/.804 .950/.751 .837 86/.682 4/1 20/3
6.Uggla G/S/vP 1/.000 2/1.000 ··· 1/no AB ··· 6/1.000 ··· 15/.133 10/.956 1/.000 4/.833 ··· 451/335 .233/.349/.444/.793 .789/.795 .892 85/.903 1/0 20/8
IP 103.1 41.2 1.0 40.0 53.1 107.0 16.0 137.0 143.2 52.2 33.1 31.0 TOTAL .259/.331/.407/.738 .725/.743 .754 .777 58/23 111/79
ERA-K/9 5.23/5.9 2.59/7.8 27.00/18.0 3.83/8.8 3.38/6.4 5.30/6.0 1.69/9.0 3.61/7.0 2.51/8.2 3.93/5.6 2.70/10.0 5.81/9.6 4.42/7.2

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 459/.294 185/.241 10/.500 172/.193 213/.226 473/.298 65/.148 558/.249 557/.242 228/.271 129/.217 140/.301 .271
OPS .845 .658 1.500 .687 .649 .825 .518 .706 .693 .731 .680 .875 .780
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 241/.684 76/.690 3/2.000 75/.849 97/.562 108/.705 27/.350 266/.738 114/.577 110/.734 58/.886 46/.757 .771
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 218/1.019 109/.636 7/1.371 97/.567 116/.717 365/.861 38/.633 292/.676 443/.723 118/.729 71/.513 94/.933 .786
Road 200/.820 78/.554 / 87/.646 103/.705 215/.798 40/.426 290/.628 290/.740 107/.903 57/.661 62/.926
Last 28d days 107/.800 62/.883 10/1.500 37/.697 47/.485 116/1.003 65/.518 63/.517 93/.622 28/1.069 42/.667 56/.949
HR/SB/CS 16/7/2 1/3/0 0/0/0 7/1/3 5/3/0 11/5/2 1/0/0 15/2/1 15/1/1 2/0/0 5/3/3 7/4/0 125/44/18
Usage ····X··· ·X··o·X· ·X······ ·Xo·oX·· o·X·o··· ·X····X· ··X····X ········ X······· ··X·o·oo X·o···XX ·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.