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Game Preview: STL @ LAD, 10:10pm, Wednesday, August 19, 2009 @Dodger Stadium

Cardinals, 68-53, 1st, 6 up

SP: Adam Wainwright (27, RHP, 14-7, 2.62)

2009 Gamelogs / 2009 Splits / vs. LAD Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2009 (14-7) 172.0 165 55 50 53 149 13 2.62
2008 (11-3) 132.0 122 51 47 34 91 12 3.20
2007 (14-12) 202.0 212 93 83 70 136 13 3.70
Last 7 GS 5-2 49.2 51 8 8 8 39 1 1.45 63
2009-08-14 SDP W 7.0 8 0 0 0 3 0 103 64
2009-08-08 @PIT W 6.2 7 1 1 0 6 0 112 62
2009-08-02 HOU L 7.0 8 2 2 0 5 0 98 58
2009-07-28 LAD W 8.0 8 0 0 1 5 0 111 70
2009-07-23 @WSN W 6.0 8 1 1 1 7 0 94 58
2009-07-18 ARI L 7.0 5 2 2 3 8 1 114 64
2009-07-12 @CHC W 8.0 7 2 2 3 5 0 102 62
Last 5 v.LAD 2-2 26.2 26 11 11 8 15 1 3.71 54
2009-07-28 LAD W 8.0 8 0 0 1 5 0 111 70
2008-05-23 @LAD W 7.0 5 1 1 2 5 0 89 66
2007-08-10 LAD L 9.0 6 2 2 1 5 1 121 71
2007-05-15 @LAD L 2.2 7 8 8 4 0 0 72 8
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   36-24   Road:   32-29   ExtrInn: 4-4 
 vsRHP:  46-37   vsLHP:  22-16   1-Run:  14-12
 vsEast: 13-11   vsCntrl:32-24   vsWest: 14-12 IL: 9-6 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
121 Tue, Aug 18  @LAD  L   3-7       68-53  1st  6.0 up
120 Mon, Aug 17  @LAD  W   3-2       68-52  1st  6.0 up
119 Sun, Aug 16   SDP  W   7-5       67-52  1st  5.0 up
118 Sat, Aug 15   SDP  W   7-4       66-52  1st  4.5 up
117 Fri, Aug 14   SDP  W   9-2       65-52  1st  4.5 up
116 Wed, Aug 12   CIN  W   5-2       64-52  1st  4.0 up
115 Tue, Aug 11   CIN  L   4-5       63-52  1st  3.0 up
114 Mon, Aug 10   CIN  W   4-1       63-51  1st  3.0 up
113 Sun, Aug  9  @PIT  W   7-3       62-51  1st  2.0 up
112 Sat, Aug  8  @PIT  W   5-3       61-51  1st  1.0 up
 Last 10: 8-2    Last 20:15-5    Last 30:19-11
Dodgers, 71-49, 1st, 4½ up

SP: Clayton Kershaw (21, LHP, 8-7, 2.91)

2009 Gamelogs / 2009 Splits / vs. STL Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2009 (8-7) 136.0 95 45 44 76 142 5 2.91
2008 (5-5) 107.2 109 51 51 52 100 11 4.26
Last 7 GS 2-2 42.1 29 11 10 22 47 0 2.13 61
2009-08-14 @ARI L 4.1 6 4 4 4 9 0 97 40
2009-08-08 ATL ND 7.0 2 0 0 1 10 0 103 82
2009-08-03 MIL L 4.0 4 3 3 6 6 0 92 42
2009-07-29 @STL ND 8.0 4 0 0 2 7 0 112 79
2009-07-24 FLA ND 6.0 9 3 2 3 6 0 106 47
2009-07-18 HOU W 7.0 2 0 0 1 5 0 103 77
2009-07-12 @MIL W 6.0 2 1 1 5 4 0 103 63
Last 5 v.STL 1-0 21.0 12 3 3 7 21 0 1.29 70
2009-07-29 @STL ND 8.0 4 0 0 2 7 0 112 79
2008-08-07 @STL W 7.0 3 1 1 4 7 0 108 70
2008-05-25 STL ND 6.0 5 2 2 1 7 0 102 60
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   37-23   Road:   34-26   ExtrInn:10-7 
 vsRHP:  52-36   vsLHP:  19-13   1-Run:  21-15
 vsEast: 16-12   vsCntrl:13-13   vsWest: 33-15 IL: 9-9 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
120 Tue, Aug 18   STL  W   7-3       71-49  1st  4.5 up
119 Mon, Aug 17   STL  L   2-3       70-49  1st  4.5 up
118 Sun, Aug 16  @ARI  W   9-3       70-48  1st  5.0 up
117 Sat, Aug 15  @ARI  L   3-4 (10)  69-48  1st  4.5 up
116 Fri, Aug 14  @ARI  L   1-4       69-47  1st  5.0 up
115 Wed, Aug 12  @SFG  L   2-4 (10)  69-46  1st  5.5 up
114 Tue, Aug 11  @SFG  W   9-1       69-45  1st  6.5 up
113 Mon, Aug 10  @SFG  W   4-2       68-45  1st  5.5 up
112 Sun, Aug  9   ATL  L   2-8       67-45  1st  5.5 up
111 Sat, Aug  8   ATL  L   1-2 (10)  67-44  1st  5.5 up
 Last 10: 4-6    Last 20: 9-11   Last 30:15-15
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Mon, Aug 17, 2009 STL  3 @LAD  2        W:Chris Carpenter (13-3), L: Charlie Haeger (0-1), S: Ryan Franklin (30)
Thu, Jul 30, 2009 LAD  5 @STL  3 (10)   W:James McDonald (3-2), L: Dennys Reyes (0-2), S: Jonathan Broxton (24)
Wed, Jul 29, 2009 STL  3  LAD  2 (15)   W:Blake Hawksworth (1-0), L: Jeff Weaver (5-4), S: none
Tue, Jul 28, 2009 STL 10  LAD  0        W:Adam Wainwright (12-6), L: Chad Billingsley (10-6), S: none
Mon, Jul 27, 2009 STL  6  LAD  1        W:Chris Carpenter (9-3), L: Randy Wolf (5-5), S: Ryan Franklin (23)

Thu, Aug 07, 2008 LAD  4 @STL  1        W:Clayton Kershaw (2-3), L: Kyle Lohse (13-4), S: Jonathan Broxton (6)
Wed, Aug 06, 2008 STL  9  LAD  6        W:Joel Pineiro (4-5), L: Derek Lowe (8-10), S: Chris Perez (1)
Tue, Aug 05, 2008 STL  6  LAD  4 (11)   W:Jaime Garcia (1-1), L: Jason Johnson (1-1), S: none
Sun, May 25, 2008 LAD  4  STL  3 (10)   W:Takashi Saito (3-1), L: Mike Parisi (0-1), S: none
Sat, May 24, 2008 STL  4 @LAD  0        W:Kyle Lohse (4-2), L: Brad Penny (5-5), S: none
Season Series: 2009 - STL leads 4-2; 2008 - STL won 4-2; 2007 - Tied 3-3; All-Time - STL leads 1062-1030

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  5.81

DET  4.62

SDP  3.88

RA/G

SFG  3.69

NYY  4.67

BAL  5.42

BA

J. Mauer  .380

D. Lee  .292

A. Casilla  .180

OBP

J. Mauer  .446

C. McGehee  .363

R. Cedeno  .239

SLG

A. Pujols  .683

A. Jones  .476

A. Casilla  .225

OPS

A. Pujols  1.127

S. Rolen  .839

A. Casilla  .493

ERA

T. Lincecum  2.19

J. Blanton  3.88

F. Liriano  5.80

K/9IP

T. Lincecum  10.71

A. Pettitte  6.90

N. Blackburn  3.74

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

Cardinals Batters (4.50 RS/G) vs. Dodgers Pitchers (3.91 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 22.Kershaw*
G/S/vB
54.Belisario
G/S/vB
58.Billingsley
G/S/vB
51.Broxton
G/S/vB
37.Haeger
G/S/vB
56.Kuo*
G/S/vB
18.Kuroda
G/S/vB
31.McDonald
G/S/vB
59.Mota
G/S/vB
52.Sherrill*
G/S/vB
38.Troncoso
G/S/vB
36.Weaver
G/S/vB
43.Wolf*
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
24.Ankiel* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 2/.000 3/1.666 1/.000 2/.000 ··· 4/1.250 ··· 1/.000 ··· 6/.666 313/230 .234/.284/.403/.688 .594/.723 .695 61/.878 2/3 9/5
7.DeRosa G/S/vP 4/.000 ··· 9/.778 1/.000 3/.000 1/.000 5/.000 2/2.500 1/.000 2/.500 1/2.000 8/.393 36/.432 438/337 .258/.325/.459/.784 1.002/.717 .795 99/.765 1/2 21/9
3.Greene G/S/vP 3/.666 ··· 13/1.621 7/.000 ··· 3/.666 5/.400 ··· 7/1.142 ··· 1/.000 15/.486 3/1.000 164/100 .211/.290/.366/.656 .532/.734 .682 13/.885 2/1 5/8
15.Holliday G/S/vP 12/1.027 1/.000 24/1.236 14/.445 3/.000 5/.650 15/1.390 1/.000 7/.971 ··· 4/2.667 17/.765 18/1.077 500/351 .319/.398/.514/.912 .880/.923 .835 108/1.233 14/6 16/4
21.LaRue G/S/vP 6/.334 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 4/.000 ··· ··· 11/.182 25/.860 74/53 .246/.297/.319/.616 .749/.564 .529 9/.583 1/0 1/1
47.Ludwick G/S/vP 9/.125 ··· 5/.650 5/.800 3/.333 3/.666 ··· 1/.000 2/.000 ··· 2/2.000 1/.000 12/.555 393/283 .266/.329/.466/.795 .735/.818 .910 94/.677 4/1 18/1
12.Lugo G/S/vP 4/.500 ··· ··· ··· 2/2.000 2/.000 1/2.000 1/.000 4/.500 4/.250 1/.000 18/.722 9/.347 198/125 .309/.369/.446/.815 .720/.869 .946 75/.973 4/0 2/8
4.Molina G/S/vP 3/.333 ··· 9/.666 2/.000 3/.666 2/1.000 2/.000 2/.500 8/.125 ··· 2/.500 4/.000 10/.600 422/315 .294/.365/.382/.747 .686/.766 .653 87/.763 7/2 5/3
5.Pujols G/S/vP 9/1.524 ··· 13/.795 10/.311 3/1.666 5/.900 3/1.000 1/2.000 10/.929 ··· 2/.500 5/1.000 19/.743 515/371 .325/.445/.683/1.127 1.198/1.100 1.084 108/.957 11/3 39/9
28.Rasmus* G/S/vP ··· ··· 3/.000 1/2.000 ··· 1/.000 3/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 380/295 .259/.315/.427/.742 .434/.831 .700 65/.606 2/1 12/5
13.Ryan G/S/vP 5/.400 ··· 3/.667 ··· 3/.000 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 2/1.500 ··· 1/no AB 1/4.000 6/1.267 288/178 .284/.329/.375/.704 .695/.707 .620 57/.793 9/6 1/6
55.Schumaker* G/S/vP 4/.000 ··· 6/.533 3/.333 3/.666 2/.000 3/.000 ··· 2/2.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· 4/.250 440/351 .296/.358/.398/.756 .507/.819 .807 79/.733 2/2 4/7
22.Thurston* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 1/no AB ··· ··· ··· ··· 2/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 279/222 .229/.326/.338/.664 .689/.658 .568 15/.552 3/2 1/11
IP 136.0 51.1 155.2 55.0 7.0 14.1 88.1 45.0 58.0 51.0 68.1 63.0 162.2 TOTAL .262/.331/.420/.751 .679/.779 .750 .814 52/26 124/91
ERA-K/9 2.91/9.4 2.28/8.2 3.70/8.3 3.11/13.4 3.86/2.6 3.77/10.7 4.08/6.4 4.40/6.2 3.57/4.8 1.94/7.9 2.77/5.4 3.71/6.7 3.43/6.8 3.62/7.5

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 562/.201 218/.204 621/.235 214/.164 27/.192 62/.160 365/.250 191/.241 240/.217 204/.217 291/.268 277/.267 664/.236 .233
OPS .596 .574 .667 .506 .645 .631 .672 .694 .676 .617 .670 .796 .679 .678
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 124/.500 94/.729 340/.680 108/.445 6/1.167 26/.530 178/.658 79/.681 101/.635 64/.330 130/.698 126/.880 147/.400 .665
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 438/.624 124/.462 281/.651 106/.566 21/.490 36/.700 187/.685 112/.703 139/.703 140/.748 161/.648 151/.723 517/.758 .686
Home 297/.545 99/.520 306/.696 108/.246 27/.645 19/1.021 172/.683 95/.657 135/.579 102/.619 141/.747 158/.675 313/.716
Last 28d days 127/.603 12/.556 93/.576 41/.766 27/.645 35/.477 117/.635 55/.626 59/.741 47/.638 51/1.051 62/.708 145/.644
HR/SB/CS 5/5/4 2/6/1 10/5/7 4/5/1 2/0/0 2/0/0 8/9/0 4/1/1 6/5/1 3/3/0 3/5/2 6/7/2 19/6/2 93/68/27
Usage ····X··· ····X·o· X······· Xo·X···· ·X······ ·o·o··X· ···X···· o··X··Xo ··X·o·o· X··o··X· ···oX·X· ······X· ··X····X
Dodgers Batters (4.91 RS/G) vs. Cardinals Pitchers (4.07 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 50.Wainwright
G/S/vB
41.Boggs
G/S/vB
29.Carpenter
G/S/vB
31.Franklin
G/S/vB
53.Hawksworth
G/S/vB
26.Lohse
G/S/vB
46.McClellan
G/S/vB
43.Miller*
G/S/vB
60.Motte
G/S/vB
35.Pineiro
G/S/vB
36.Reyes*
G/S/vB
48.Thompson
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
12.Ausmus G/S/vP 13/.398 ··· 46/.367 3/1.000 ··· 17/.643 3/1.334 2/1.000 ··· 7/.572 10/.800 5/.400 86/70 .312/.361/.403/.764 1.134/.679 .612 18/.667 1/0 1/0
23.Blake G/S/vP 4/.000 ··· 8/.268 13/1.379 1/.000 44/.807 1/no AB 3/.666 1/2.000 22/1.226 14/1.100 2/2.500 458/353 .279/.358/.464/.823 1.040/.761 .817 100/.792 3/4 13/8
14.Castro G/S/vP 4/.000 ··· 4/.000 2/1.000 ··· ··· ··· 2/1.500 ··· 9/1.222 ··· 4/1.500 101/83 .304/.343/.370/.713 .863/.679 .614 16/.400 0/0 1/2
16.Ethier* G/S/vP 14/.819 ··· 11/.455 2/1.000 1/.000 9/.619 1/.000 5/.600 1/no AB 8/.125 2/.500 6/.833 513/374 .281/.368/.519/.888 .654/.976 1.021 120/1.096 5/3 24/3
15.Furcal# G/S/vP 13/1.230 ··· 16/.517 4/.833 1/2.000 11/.910 2/1.500 5/.800 1/.000 8/1.000 5/1.850 5/1.200 497/385 .262/.332/.359/.691 .727/.680 .677 116/.716 6/5 6/14
13.Hudson# G/S/vP 8/.000 ··· 11/.384 18/1.150 1/no AB 21/.783 2/.500 7/1.371 1/.000 10/.700 7/.310 5/.000 506/383 .290/.358/.429/.787 .902/.751 .836 97/.734 7/1 8/5
27.Kemp G/S/vP 6/.900 ··· 8/.804 4/1.000 2/1.000 9/.222 2/.500 1/3.000 1/.000 10/.500 ··· 3/.666 491/381 .312/.373/.499/.872 1.115/.804 .805 109/.783 25/5 17/2
7.Loney* G/S/vP 11/.909 ··· 8/.500 6/.334 2/.000 9/.555 1/.000 3/.333 ··· 6/.666 2/1.000 3/2.000 490/383 .279/.349/.384/.733 .882/.691 .620 100/.660 7/2 7/4
5.Loretta G/S/vP 4/.000 1/2.000 10/.856 17/.063 ··· 6/.533 2/.000 1/.000 1/.000 6/.334 11/.864 4/1.000 165/126 .228/.315/.269/.584 .765/.531 .423 36/.469 0/0 0/0
55.Martin G/S/vP 13/1.510 ··· 9/.393 4/.500 2/.000 6/.666 4/.500 1/.000 ··· 9/.444 ··· 3/.666 443/343 .261/.363/.318/.681 .715/.671 .713 90/.652 9/6 3/6
9.Pierre* G/S/vP 9/.347 ··· 28/.733 5/.800 1/.000 12/1.250 3/1.334 9/.750 1/2.000 4/.500 3/.666 5/.000 336/243 .321/.378/.405/.783 .867/.752 .675 36/.873 23/9 0/1
99.Ramirez G/S/vP 4/.250 3/1.000 35/.904 18/1.189 1/no AB 20/1.233 3/1.167 5/.933 1/3.000 38/1.288 3/3.333 1/.000 278/232 .310/.428/.572/1.000 .773/1.047 1.040 102/.791 0/0 13/2
IP 172.0 37.1 138.2 46.2 24.2 92.1 49.0 33.0 43.1 155.0 27.1 68.2 TOTAL .276/.350/.412/.762 .812/.748 .747 .750 87/36 98/61
ERA-K/9 2.62/7.8 4.58/8.2 2.27/6.8 1.16/6.0 2.55/4.0 4.58/5.8 2.94/6.4 1.91/9.8 5.82/7.7 3.25/4.2 4.28/7.9 5.11/3.5 3.73/6.3

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 723/.251 157/.323 536/.227 180/.185 91/.224 397/.266 215/.227 129/.190 188/.276 622/.269 126/.271 291/.285 .262
OPS .660 .882 .589 .483 .597 .757 .647 .588 .866 .667 .722 .799 .716
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 325/.775 74/.998 253/.613 80/.375 47/.701 185/.703 95/.523 84/.343 75/1.019 310/.662 78/.575 139/.834 .735
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 398/.570 83/.780 283/.567 100/.569 44/.489 212/.802 120/.745 45/1.047 113/.762 312/.672 48/.963 152/.767 .699
Road 321/.728 57/.941 315/.597 93/.691 46/.700 161/.896 115/.649 53/.592 85/.827 342/.739 64/.749 163/.844
Last 28d days 142/.643 54/.983 188/.661 47/.572 41/.437 111/.765 35/.836 30/.555 39/1.388 135/.744 26/.825 39/.791
HR/SB/CS 13/8/4 1/3/1 7/2/3 2/0/0 2/0/0 11/3/1 3/0/0 4/0/1 9/0/1 5/0/2 2/4/2 7/2/1 97/33/19
Usage ····X··· X······X ·X····X· ·o·X··X· o·X····· ··X····· ···o··o· ·oooo·oo o··oX··X ···X···· ··oo···o 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.