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Game Preview: CHC @ HOU, 2:05pm, Thursday, June 11, 2009 @Minute Maid Park

Cubs, 29-27, 4th, 2½ GB, 1½ GB in WC

SP: Ryan Dempster (32, RHP, 4-3, 4.12)

2009 Gamelogs / 2009 Splits / vs. HOU Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2009 (4-3) 74.1 66 38 34 29 64 9 4.12
2008 (17-6) 206.2 174 75 68 76 187 14 2.96
2007 (2-7) 66.2 59 36 35 30 55 8 4.73
Last 7 GS 3-2 44.1 37 20 16 15 39 5 3.25 56
2009-06-06 @CIN ND 6.0 6 3 0 2 7 1 84 59
2009-05-30 LAD W 7.0 3 0 0 1 5 0 99 75
2009-05-25 PIT ND 4.0 7 6 6 3 3 1 94 24
2009-05-20 @STL L 7.0 6 2 2 2 3 0 103 58
2009-05-14 SDP W 7.0 3 2 2 2 5 1 105 66
2009-05-09 @MIL L 6.1 7 5 4 3 9 2 121 47
2009-05-04 SFG W 7.0 5 2 2 2 7 0 102 64
Last 5 v.HOU 1-3 32.0 31 11 11 10 31 3 3.09 57
2009-04-07 @HOU ND 6.0 6 2 2 3 5 1 95 54
2008-09-03 HOU L 7.0 8 3 3 3 7 1 110 53
2008-08-04 HOU L 5.0 5 2 2 1 7 0 75 55
2008-07-20 @HOU W 8.0 6 0 0 1 7 0 104 76
2008-05-20 @HOU L 6.0 6 4 4 2 5 1 109 47
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   16-10   Road:   13-17   ExtrInn: 3-4 
 vsRHP:  24-20   vsLHP:   5-7    1-Run:   6-10
 vsEast:  4-2    vsCntrl:17-16   vsWest:  8-9  IL: 0-0 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 56 Wed, Jun 10  @HOU  L   1-2       29-27  4th  2.5 gb
 55 Tue, Jun  9  @HOU  W   7-1       29-26  2nd  2.5 gb
 54 Sun, Jun  7  @CIN  W   6-3 (14)  28-26  3rd  3.5 gb
 53 Sat, Jun  6  @CIN  L   3-4 (11)  27-26  4th  4.5 gb
 52 Fri, Jun  5  @CIN  W   2-1       27-25  3rd  3.5 gb
 51 Wed, Jun  3  @ATL  W   3-2 (11)  26-25  4th  4.0 gb
 50 Tue, Jun  2  @ATL  L   5-6 (12)  25-25  4th  4.0 gb
 49 Sun, May 31   LAD  L   2-8       25-24  4th  4.5 gb
 48 Sat, May 30   LAD  W   7-0       25-23  4th  3.5 gb
 47 Fri, May 29   LAD  W   2-1       24-23  4th  3.5 gb
 Last 10: 6-4    Last 20: 8-12   Last 30:15-15
Astros, 26-31, 5th, 6 GB, 5 GB in WC

SP: Russ Ortiz (35, RHP, 3-2, 3.96)

2009 Gamelogs / 2009 Splits / vs. CHC Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2009 (3-2) 38.2 40 19 17 26 28 2 3.96
2007 (2-3) 49.0 57 32 30 20 27 4 5.51
2006 (0-8) 63.0 86 60 57 40 44 18 8.14
Last 7 GS 2-2 31.0 31 22 20 23 13 2 5.81 42
2009-05-07 CHC L 2.1 6 3 3 3 1 0 57 31
2009-04-26 MIL W 5.0 4 2 2 4 3 0 96 50
2009-04-21 LAD W 5.0 3 3 3 5 2 0 116 46
2009-04-16 @PIT ND 4.2 5 3 3 2 2 0 99 42
2007-08-20 @FLA ND 4.0 6 5 4 2 0 1 62 30
2007-08-15 @ATL L 5.0 3 4 3 5 4 0 95 46
2007-08-10 PIT ND 5.0 4 2 2 2 1 1 61 50
Last 5 v.CHC 1-3 26.1 29 16 16 16 19 2 5.47 45
2009-05-07 CHC L 2.1 6 3 3 3 1 0 57 31
2005-04-05 CHC W 6.0 5 3 3 2 3 1 92 51
2004-04-11 CHC L 7.0 8 4 4 2 5 1 112 48
2002-08-07 CHC ND 7.0 2 0 0 4 7 0 115 76
2000-07-29 @CHC L 4.0 8 6 6 5 3 0 92 20
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   15-18   Road:   11-13   ExtrInn: 2-2 
 vsRHP:  21-24   vsLHP:   5-7    1-Run:   8-6 
 vsEast:  2-2    vsCntrl:14-23   vsWest: 10-3  IL: 0-3 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 58 Wed, Jun 10   CHC  W   2-1       26-31  5th  6.0 gb
 57 Tue, Jun  9   CHC  L   1-7       25-31  5th  7.0 gb
 56 Sun, Jun  7   PIT  W   6-4       25-30  6th  7.0 gb
 55 Sat, Jun  6   PIT  L   4-6       24-30  6th  8.0 gb
 54 Fri, Jun  5   PIT  W   9-1       24-29  6th  7.0 gb
 53 Thu, Jun  4   COL  L   3-10      23-29  6th  7.0 gb
 52 Wed, Jun  3   COL  W   6-4       23-28  6th  7.0 gb
 51 Tue, Jun  2   COL  W   3-2 (11)  22-28  6th  7.0 gb
 50 Mon, Jun  1   COL  W   4-1       21-28  6th  8.0 gb
 49 Sun, May 31  @PIT  W   2-1       20-28  6th  9.0 gb
 Last 10: 7-3    Last 20: 9-11   Last 30:15-15
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
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 (1-1), 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
Tue, Apr 07, 2009 HOU  3  CHC  2 (10)   W:Doug Brocail (1-0), L: Neal Cotts (0-1), S: none
Mon, Apr 06, 2009 CHC  4 @HOU  2        W:Carlos Zambrano (1-0), L: Roy Oswalt (0-1), S: Kevin Gregg (1)

Mon, Sep 15, 2008 CHC  6 @HOU  1        W:Ted Lilly (15-9), L: Brian Moehler (11-7), S: none
Season Series: 2009 - CHC leads 6-3; 2008 - HOU won 9-8; 2007 - CHC won 8-7; All-Time - HOU leads 348-301

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  5.61

WSN  4.55

SEA  3.73

RA/G

LAD  3.77

MIN  4.74

WSN  5.88

BA

J. Bartlett  .373

C. Kotchman  .277

C. Young  .177

OBP

K. Youkilis  .472

N. McLouth  .350

D. Navarro  .221

SLG

B. Zobrist  .675

M. Jacobs  .448

J. Kendall  .273

OPS

K. Youkilis  1.109

R. Theriot  .795

D. Navarro  .504

ERA

Z. Greinke  1.55

B. Zito  4.09

F. Carmona  7.42

K/9IP

J. Verlander  11.05

J. Cueto  6.44

J. Karstens  3.54

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

Cubs Batters (4.38 RS/G) vs. Astros Pitchers (4.78 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 23.Ortiz
G/S/vB
48.Byrdak*
G/S/vB
39.Fulchino
G/S/vB
22.Hawkins
G/S/vB
43.Sampson
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
13.Blanco# G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 33/26 .250/.323/.357/.680 .600/.724 .830 33/.680 0/1 0/0
21.Bradley# G/S/vP 20/.912 2/.500 1/.000 3/.000 3/.666 151/109 .209/.325/.364/.689 .840/.629 .569 63/.652 0/0 5/0
17.Fontenot* G/S/vP 3/1.666 4/.000 ··· 4/.000 9/.555 194/160 .247/.325/.418/.742 .410/.813 .800 75/.768 2/1 6/4
1.Fukudome* G/S/vP 4/2.500 4/1.167 ··· ··· 10/.633 201/192 .294/.425/.475/.900 1.302/.882 .919 69/.668 4/4 5/0
55.Hill# G/S/vP 5/1.600 1/.000 ··· ··· 2/.000 64/56 .259/.375/.407/.782 .625/.806 .756 22/.652 0/0 2/0
6.Hoffpauir* G/S/vP 2/1.000 ··· ··· ··· 3/.333 113/97 .269/.319/.452/.771 .583/.802 .619 40/.609 0/0 4/1
9.Johnson G/S/vP 4/3.250 3/1.667 ··· 2/.000 5/1.000 112/70 .275/.330/.441/.772 .891/.701 .615 50/.944 1/0 3/0
25.Lee G/S/vP 37/.435 2/.500 ··· 6/.533 14/1.143 197/159 .269/.355/.433/.788 .770/.785 .716 86/1.027 0/0 6/1
7.Miles# G/S/vP 4/.666 1/.000 ··· 5/1.500 8/.268 110/87 .206/.250/.265/.515 .713/.460 .515 21/.300 3/0 0/1
24.Scales# G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/no AB 1/.000 64/47 .232/.328/.464/.792 .798/.787 .747 45/.556 0/0 3/2
12.Soriano G/S/vP 8/.393 6/1.166 ··· 8/.875 16/.717 256/210 .237/.305/.478/.783 .561/.830 .795 100/.587 6/2 14/5
18.Soto G/S/vP 1/2.000 4/.917 ··· 1/.000 12/.916 172/134 .221/.337/.310/.648 .828/.599 .576 70/.771 0/0 3/2
2.Theriot G/S/vP 4/2.000 4/.750 1/.000 2/1.000 15/.400 241/195 .288/.353/.442/.795 .900/.771 .643 95/.702 8/5 6/5
IP 38.2 22.0 23.0 24.2 37.0 TOTAL .250/.330/.408/.738 .741/.738 .704 .697 25/15 63/35
ERA-K/9 3.96/6.5 3.68/6.5 3.13/6.7 2.55/8.4 1.70/4.6 4.48/7.0

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 179/.270 96/.210 92/.205 104/.242 151/.232 .278
OPS .769 .706 .608 .662 .661 .788
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 88/.739 47/.933 35/.576 49/.533 72/.659 .810
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 91/.799 49/.485 57/.623 55/.774 79/.663 .774
Home 137/.748 41/.835 60/.519 65/.762 88/.531
Last 28d days 59/.602 40/.683 47/.446 35/.661 65/.718
HR/SB/CS 2/2/2 4/1/2 2/1/0 2/3/3 1/0/0 64/17/10
Usage ···X··X· ·X·oX··o ···X·X·· ···XX··· X··oo··X
Astros Batters (4.19 RS/G) vs. Cubs Pitchers (4.14 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 46.Dempster
G/S/vB
58.Ascanio
G/S/vB
63.Gregg
G/S/vB
37.Guzman
G/S/vB
47.Heilman
G/S/vB
49.Marmol
G/S/vB
45.Marshall*
G/S/vB
54.Patton
G/S/vB
43.Waddell*
G/S/vB
36.Wells
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
17.Berkman# G/S/vP 60/.900 2/1.000 6/1.500 4/.250 7/1.914 14/1.167 19/.956 1/.000 ··· 3/1.167 239/176 .247/.377/.479/.856 .751/.894 .806 99/.994 1/2 11/3
27.Blum# G/S/vP 47/.672 2/.000 5/.650 4/.500 7/1.714 4/.000 2/.000 ··· ··· 2/1.000 165/154 .264/.339/.326/.666 .909/.646 .745 53/.680 0/1 1/1
21.Bourn* G/S/vP 10/.733 2/no AB 2/.000 1/2.000 7/.453 3/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· 3/.000 244/199 .293/.367/.391/.757 .668/.778 .706 105/.672 19/4 1/1
2.Erstad* G/S/vP 6/.000 1/no AB 1/.000 2/.000 3/.666 3/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 60/55 .132/.203/.189/.392 .000/.431 .456 15/.200 0/0 0/0
36.Kata# G/S/vP 3/.000 ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 1/2.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 8/6 .000/.000/.000/.000 .000/.000 .000 8/.000 0/0 0/0
28.Keppinger G/S/vP 12/.917 1/.000 2/2.500 2/.000 4/.000 6/.333 7/.286 1/.000 ··· ··· 116/72 .265/.339/.422/.761 .800/.737 .553 56/.608 0/1 2/1
45.Lee G/S/vP 21/.981 2/.000 10/.900 2/1.000 10/1.056 13/.481 6/.533 ··· ··· 3/1.334 243/188 .318/.370/.518/.889 1.080/.834 .951 99/.823 1/2 10/1
18.Maysonet G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 49/34 .341/.396/.455/.850 .619/.958 .498 49/.850 0/0 1/2
4.Michaels G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 5/1.400 ··· 4/.833 4/.250 ··· ··· ··· ··· 50/25 .182/.280/.318/.598 .729/.467 .733 16/.375 1/1 0/0
9.Pence G/S/vP 17/1.353 3/1.000 2/1.500 3/.333 7/.143 9/.333 3/2.667 1/5.000 ··· 2/.500 242/192 .337/.417/.519/.937 .928/.938 1.059 97/.970 6/4 7/1
55.Quintero G/S/vP 5/.650 ··· ··· 1/no AB 1/no AB 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 44/32 .302/.318/.395/.714 .697/.719 .802 29/.914 0/0 0/3
12.Rodriguez G/S/vP 3/.333 1/.000 7/.714 5/.400 9/1.190 5/.000 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 2/.500 177/146 .259/.295/.416/.711 1.000/.645 .673 62/.525 0/2 5/0
10.Tejada G/S/vP 16/.775 2/.500 10/1.325 1/2.000 4/1.000 7/.429 ··· ··· ··· 3/.000 246/189 .355/.378/.521/.899 .931/.890 .971 97/1.082 2/2 6/8
IP 74.1 10.2 25.1 28.0 26.1 27.0 48.0 16.1 1.1 38.2 TOTAL .272/.337/.409/.746 .815/.726 .755 .760 36/22 46/27
ERA-K/9 4.12/7.8 2.53/10.1 4.62/10.0 2.57/8.0 4.44/7.5 3.67/9.7 4.88/6.0 6.06/8.3 0.00/13.8 1.86/7.2 3.91/8.1

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 314/.241 47/.250 117/.248 111/.194 119/.253 124/.157 211/.269 79/.262 5/.200 151/.221 .237
OPS .718 .723 .769 .562 .786 .647 .794 .746 .400 .550 .708
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 141/.744 17/1.244 51/.638 47/.505 49/.738 57/.572 52/.692 33/.530 3/.000 63/.620 .734
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 173/.696 30/.434 66/.870 64/.603 70/.821 67/.713 159/.825 46/.874 2/1.000 88/.498 .692
Road 189/.780 20/.669 64/.788 62/.519 70/.729 67/.614 86/.813 40/.936 1/.000 100/.530
Last 28d days 99/.742 40/.718 43/.838 39/.495 49/.787 44/.447 79/.838 19/.656 5/.400 130/.534
HR/SB/CS 9/6/2 1/1/1 5/0/0 2/1/2 3/3/1 1/1/0 8/2/1 2/4/0 0/0/0 1/2/0 58/30/10
Usage ····X··· ···X···· ···o·X·o X··oXo·X ·X·Xo··· ···oXX·o ·o··X··· ···X···· ···o···· ···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.