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Game Preview: CHC @ LAD, 10:10pm, Thursday, August 20, 2009 @Dodger Stadium

Cubs, 61-57, 2nd, 6 GB, 5 GB in WC

SP: Tom Gorzelanny (26, LHP, 5-2, 5.24)

2009 Gamelogs / 2009 Splits / vs. LAD Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2009 (5-2) 22.1 18 13 13 8 22 2 5.24
2008 (6-9) 105.1 120 79 78 70 67 20 6.66
2007 (14-10) 201.2 214 90 87 68 135 18 3.88
Last 7 GS 2-3 31.1 33 22 22 13 29 6 6.32 46
2009-08-15 PIT W 5.0 3 1 1 3 8 0 83 62
2009-08-10 @COL L 1.1 6 6 6 0 1 2 35 19
2009-08-04 @CIN W 7.1 3 1 1 1 6 0 98 73
2008-09-10 @HOU ND 2.1 3 2 2 2 2 1 46 43
2008-09-04 @CIN ND 3.2 7 3 3 2 5 1 82 38
2008-08-29 MIL L 7.0 4 3 3 2 4 1 97 59
2008-08-23 @MIL L 4.2 7 6 6 3 3 1 91 26
Last 5 v.LAD 1-0 12.2 12 6 6 4 8 1 4.26 51
2007-06-03 LAD ND 6.2 7 3 3 2 2 0 97 48
2007-04-22 @LAD W 6.0 5 3 3 2 6 1 107 54
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   35-22   Road:   26-35   ExtrInn: 8-7 
 vsRHP:  48-44   vsLHP:  13-13   1-Run:  15-17
 vsEast: 11-12   vsCntrl:34-23   vsWest: 10-14 IL: 6-8 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
118 Wed, Aug 19  @SDP  W   7-1       61-57  2nd  6.0 gb
117 Tue, Aug 18  @SDP  L   3-6       60-57  2nd  6.0 gb
116 Mon, Aug 17  @SDP  L   1-4       60-56  2nd  6.0 gb
115 Sat, Aug 15   PIT  W   3-1       60-55  2nd  4.5 gb
114 Fri, Aug 14   PIT  W  17-2       59-55  2nd  4.5 gb
113 Thu, Aug 13   PHI  L   1-6       58-55  2nd  4.5 gb
112 Wed, Aug 12   PHI  L   5-12      58-54  2nd  4.0 gb
111 Tue, Aug 11   PHI  L   3-4 (12)  58-53  2nd  3.0 gb
110 Mon, Aug 10  @COL  L   5-11      58-52  2nd  3.0 gb
109 Sun, Aug  9  @COL  L   5-11      58-51  2nd  2.0 gb
 Last 10: 3-7    Last 20: 9-11   Last 30:16-14
Dodgers, 71-50, 1st, 3½ up

SP: Jeff Weaver (32, RHP, 5-4, 3.71)

2009 Gamelogs / 2009 Splits / vs. CHC Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2009 (5-4) 63.0 64 28 26 27 47 6 3.71
2007 (7-13) 146.2 190 105 101 35 80 23 6.20
2006 (8-14) 172.0 213 117 110 47 107 34 5.76
Last 7 GS 2-1 34.1 35 15 13 12 24 3 3.41 51
2009-08-12 @SFG ND 3.0 2 0 0 2 3 0 61 56
2009-07-11 @MIL L 3.1 6 4 2 3 3 1 73 36
2009-06-20 @LAA W 5.0 6 2 2 0 4 1 66 51
2009-05-20 NYM ND 5.0 4 1 1 2 1 0 69 54
2009-05-10 SFG ND 5.0 3 3 3 4 2 0 76 47
2009-05-05 ARI W 5.0 5 1 1 1 6 0 85 58
2007-09-28 TEX ND 8.0 9 4 4 0 5 1 109 53
Last 5 v.CHC 2-0 33.1 38 15 15 8 18 3 4.05 50
2007-06-14 @CHC ND 6.0 10 3 3 1 2 0 99 41
2006-08-27 CHC ND 6.1 7 5 5 3 3 1 88 39
2006-07-27 @CHC ND 5.2 10 4 4 0 2 2 101 35
2004-05-11 CHC W 8.0 6 2 2 1 7 0 117 68
2000-06-03 @CHC W 7.1 5 1 1 3 4 0 118 65
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   37-24   Road:   34-26   ExtrInn:10-7 
 vsRHP:  52-37   vsLHP:  19-13   1-Run:  21-16
 vsEast: 16-12   vsCntrl:13-14   vsWest: 33-15 IL: 9-9 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
121 Wed, Aug 19   STL  L   2-3       71-50  1st  3.5 up
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
 Last 10: 4-6    Last 20: 9-11   Last 30:14-16
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Sun, May 31, 2009 LAD  8 @CHC  2        W:Eric Milton (2-0), L: Sean Marshall (3-4), S: none
Sat, May 30, 2009 CHC  7  LAD  0        W:Ryan Dempster (4-3), L: Eric Stults (4-2), S: none
Fri, May 29, 2009 CHC  2  LAD  1        W:Ted Lilly (6-4), L: Chad Billingsley (6-3), S: Kevin Gregg (8)
Thu, May 28, 2009 LAD  2 @CHC  1        W:Randy Wolf (3-1), L: Randy Wells (0-2), S: Ramon Troncoso (3)

Sun, Jun 08, 2008 CHC  3 @LAD  1        W:Jason Marquis (4-3), L: Brad Penny (5-8), S: Kerry Wood (18)
Sat, Jun 07, 2008 LAD  7  CHC  3        W:Derek Lowe (4-5), L: Carlos Zambrano (8-2), S: none
Fri, Jun 06, 2008 LAD  3  CHC  0        W:Hiroki Kuroda (3-5), L: Sean Gallagher (3-2), S: none
Thu, Jun 05, 2008 CHC  5 @LAD  4        W:Bobby Howry (2-2), L: Takashi Saito (3-2), S: Kerry Wood (17)
Wed, May 28, 2008 CHC  2  LAD  1 (10)   W:Bobby Howry (1-2), L: Chan Ho Park (1-1), S: none
Tue, May 27, 2008 CHC  3  LAD  1        W:Sean Gallagher (2-1), L: Hiroki Kuroda (2-4), S: Kerry Wood (12)
Season Series: 2009 - Tied 2-2; 2008 - CHC won 5-2; 2007 - LAD won 5-2; All-Time - Tied 1014-1014

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  5.80

DET  4.62

SDP  3.89

RA/G

SFG  3.71

NYY  4.65

BAL  5.42

BA

J. Mauer  .383

J. Fox  .292

A. Casilla  .180

OBP

J. Mauer  .448

M. Bourn  .363

R. Cedeno  .236

SLG

A. Pujols  .676

S. Victorino  .478

A. Casilla  .225

OPS

A. Pujols  1.117

B. Butler  .843

A. Casilla  .493

ERA

C. Carpenter  2.27

D. Braden  3.89

F. Liriano  5.80

K/9IP

T. Lincecum  10.45

A. Pettitte  6.90

N. Blackburn  3.74

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

Cubs Batters (4.47 RS/G) vs. Dodgers Pitchers (3.90 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 36.Weaver
G/S/vB
54.Belisario
G/S/vB
58.Billingsley
G/S/vB
51.Broxton
G/S/vB
37.Haeger
G/S/vB
22.Kershaw*
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
43.Wolf*
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
28.Baker G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 3/1.667 3/.000 1/.000 9/1.556 2/.000 4/1.500 ··· 1/no AB ··· 2/1.000 2/.000 100/57 .290/.340/.473/.813 .972/.693 .557 51/1.132 1/0 2/2
21.Bradley# G/S/vP 13/.846 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 6/.334 ··· 2/1.000 9/.722 369/269 .259/.390/.389/.778 .820/.760 .664 94/.881 2/3 9/3
17.Fontenot* G/S/vP 4/1.500 1/.000 3/.666 2/.000 ··· ··· ··· 4/.000 ··· 2/.500 1/.000 ··· 2/.000 351/299 .225/.293/.380/.673 .583/.689 .712 56/.655 2/1 9/6
5.Fox G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 1/2.000 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 2/1.000 ··· 165/117 .292/.345/.528/.873 .754/.923 .946 67/.767 0/0 8/3
1.Fukudome* G/S/vP ··· ··· 10/1.050 2/1.500 ··· ··· ··· 6/.533 ··· 2/.000 1/.000 2/.500 3/.667 429/378 .272/.390/.462/.851 .581/.886 .887 91/1.000 6/8 10/2
27.Fuld* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 51/38 .318/.412/.432/.844 .462/.990 .681 29/.739 0/1 0/0
55.Hill# G/S/vP 6/1.100 ··· 3/2.667 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 2/.000 ··· ··· ··· 201/161 .223/.296/.318/.615 .633/.610 .563 69/.720 0/0 2/3
25.Lee G/S/vP 11/.273 ··· 11/.717 7/.786 ··· ··· 3/.666 6/.666 ··· 18/.466 1/.000 2/2.000 44/.766 452/355 .295/.378/.552/.930 .930/.928 .846 102/1.172 0/0 24/4
7.Miles# G/S/vP 15/.933 ··· 5/1.100 5/.450 ··· 3/.666 ··· ··· ··· 6/1.867 ··· ··· 3/.666 152/120 .182/.220/.245/.465 .605/.426 .463 21/.245 3/0 0/2
16.Ramirez G/S/vP 16/.393 ··· 7/.286 5/2.000 ··· ··· 3/.666 6/.334 ··· 13/.693 ··· ··· 23/.670 191/159 .322/.393/.538/.931 1.394/.845 .798 68/1.102 0/0 10/4
12.Soriano G/S/vP 7/1.571 1/3.000 13/.558 5/1.000 ··· ··· ··· 8/.929 ··· 11/.582 ··· 1/.000 23/.854 491/385 .243/.303/.425/.729 .531/.782 .766 93/.675 8/2 19/9
18.Soto G/S/vP 2/no AB 1/.000 5/.200 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 3/1.000 ··· 2/.000 1/2.000 2/2.000 12/.872 292/219 .220/.329/.386/.715 .844/.674 .655 36/.588 1/0 9/3
2.Theriot G/S/vP 1/no AB 1/.000 6/1.267 3/.000 ··· ··· 3/.666 5/.400 ··· 5/1.200 1/2.000 1/.000 15/.481 506/397 .298/.349/.408/.757 .912/.715 .688 105/.678 16/5 7/13
IP 63.0 52.1 155.2 56.0 7.0 139.2 15.1 88.1 47.1 58.0 51.0 68.1 162.2 TOTAL .254/.331/.413/.744 .739/.746 .707 .823 41/25 126/95
ERA-K/9 3.71/6.7 2.24/8.3 3.70/8.3 3.05/13.3 3.86/2.6 2.96/9.5 3.52/11.2 4.08/6.4 4.18/6.1 3.57/4.8 1.94/7.9 2.77/5.4 3.43/6.8 3.62/7.5

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 277/.267 218/.204 642/.232 219/.161 27/.192 562/.201 62/.160 365/.250 193/.244 240/.217 210/.217 291/.268 664/.236 .232
OPS .796 .574 .658 .500 .645 .596 .631 .672 .697 .676 .615 .670 .679 .676
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 126/.880 94/.729 346/.683 109/.441 6/1.167 124/.500 26/.530 178/.658 79/.681 101/.635 65/.324 130/.698 147/.400 .665
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 151/.723 124/.462 296/.627 110/.557 21/.490 438/.624 36/.700 187/.685 114/.709 139/.703 145/.746 161/.648 517/.758 .683
Home 158/.675 99/.520 327/.675 113/.245 27/.645 297/.545 19/1.021 172/.683 97/.664 135/.579 108/.615 141/.747 313/.716
Last 28d days 62/.708 12/.556 90/.469 43/.764 27/.645 127/.603 35/.477 117/.635 57/.639 53/.831 46/.535 51/1.051 145/.644
HR/SB/CS 6/7/2 2/6/1 10/5/7 4/5/1 2/0/0 5/5/4 2/0/0 8/9/0 4/1/1 6/5/1 3/3/0 3/5/2 19/6/2 93/68/27
Usage ·······X X····X·o ·X······ XXo·X··· ··X····· X····X·· o·o·o··X Xo··X··X ···X·o·o ·X··o··X ····oX·X ···X····
Dodgers Batters (4.88 RS/G) vs. Cubs Pitchers (4.25 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 22.Gorzelanny*
G/S/vB
33.Caridad
G/S/vB
46.Dempster
G/S/vB
43.Grabow*
G/S/vB
63.Gregg
G/S/vB
37.Guzman
G/S/vB
40.Harden
G/S/vB
47.Heilman
G/S/vB
30.Lilly*
G/S/vB
49.Marmol
G/S/vB
45.Marshall*
G/S/vB
36.Wells
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
12.Ausmus G/S/vP 11/1.386 ··· 29/.656 7/.486 3/1.500 5/1.200 ··· 5/.000 6/.334 7/.971 12/.833 ··· 86/70 .312/.361/.403/.764 1.134/.679 .612 18/.667 1/0 1/0
23.Blake G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 2/no AB 10/.200 ··· 10/.200 ··· 27/.724 ··· ··· 3/.000 462/357 .279/.357/.462/.819 1.040/.758 .810 100/.813 3/4 14/9
14.Castro G/S/vP 3/.000 ··· 7/.453 2/.000 ··· ··· 2/2.000 7/1.071 5/.000 ··· 1/no AB ··· 101/83 .304/.343/.370/.713 .863/.679 .614 16/.400 0/0 1/2
16.Ethier* G/S/vP 3/1.000 ··· 14/1.286 5/.800 8/.393 1/.000 ··· 4/.000 8/.000 3/.667 3/.333 3/1.000 518/379 .285/.373/.528/.900 .654/.993 1.044 121/1.122 5/3 25/3
15.Furcal# G/S/vP 7/1.071 ··· 38/.632 5/1.400 7/.971 4/3.000 ··· 21/.809 9/.611 5/.400 9/.958 3/1.167 502/390 .262/.331/.357/.688 .727/.677 .671 117/.710 6/5 6/15
13.Hudson# G/S/vP 10/.425 ··· 8/.125 5/.200 4/.500 ··· 11/.364 6/.733 6/.334 8/.250 10/.856 3/.000 510/387 .294/.361/.432/.793 .902/.759 .847 97/.801 7/1 8/5
27.Kemp G/S/vP ··· ··· 8/.804 4/1.250 6/.533 2/1.000 ··· 5/1.400 6/1.500 2/.000 4/1.250 3/.666 491/381 .312/.373/.499/.872 1.115/.804 .805 105/.799 25/5 17/2
7.Loney* G/S/vP ··· ··· 7/.286 4/.000 3/.333 ··· ··· 6/.334 6/.000 2/.000 3/1.667 3/1.334 494/387 .280/.352/.384/.736 .882/.697 .629 100/.651 7/2 7/4
5.Loretta G/S/vP 5/1.400 ··· 22/.880 4/.833 4/1.417 ··· ··· 11/1.455 22/.985 4/.500 7/.715 ··· 166/127 .226/.313/.267/.580 .765/.527 .418 36/.469 0/0 0/0
55.Martin G/S/vP 6/.900 ··· 12/.817 4/.500 7/.286 3/.333 ··· 5/1.200 5/1.100 4/.750 5/1.100 3/.666 447/347 .263/.364/.326/.690 .715/.682 .730 90/.684 9/6 3/7
9.Pierre* G/S/vP 11/.282 ··· 17/.812 9/.819 3/.000 3/.000 ··· 23/.590 12/.962 6/.733 3/.666 4/1.000 341/248 .319/.375/.405/.780 .867/.749 .673 38/.852 23/9 0/1
99.Ramirez G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/3.000 3/.333 3/.666 ··· 14/1.520 ··· 47/.959 ··· ··· ··· 283/237 .309/.428/.567/.994 .773/1.039 1.024 106/.740 0/0 13/2
IP 22.1 6.1 136.2 54.1 56.1 53.0 118.0 55.1 129.0 56.1 73.1 113.2 TOTAL .277/.351/.413/.765 .812/.751 .752 .760 87/36 98/61
ERA-K/9 5.24/8.9 2.84/8.6 4.28/7.7 2.98/7.5 4.47/9.3 2.72/7.0 4.04/10.5 4.55/7.8 3.42/7.7 3.51/10.7 4.42/6.6 3.01/5.6 3.95/7.8

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 95/.214 27/.280 588/.267 236/.230 247/.229 213/.195 476/.234 246/.260 522/.247 258/.163 315/.264 461/.256 .247
OPS .621 .813 .774 .676 .748 .615 .748 .780 .709 .612 .778 .660 .730
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 25/.633 12/.788 285/.839 70/.690 115/.585 91/.668 214/.766 105/.736 111/.698 119/.549 104/.690 195/.763 .759
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 70/.616 15/.833 303/.713 166/.670 132/.889 122/.575 262/.733 141/.810 411/.712 139/.666 211/.821 266/.584 .710
Road 66/.654 24/.920 353/.786 146/.723 128/.872 109/.631 233/.676 125/.741 280/.813 139/.605 122/.841 230/.628
Last 28d days 59/.684 27/.813 136/.802 43/.622 49/1.080 54/.660 94/.544 42/.871 21/.438 47/.598 45/1.144 136/.668
HR/SB/CS 2/1/0 0/0/0 18/14/7 4/3/1 12/0/0 7/1/3 21/5/3 6/3/1 19/9/4 1/2/0 10/2/1 9/7/3 129/65/32
Usage ····X··· ·····o·· ·X····X· ··X··X·· ··X·Xo·· ·X··X··· X······· o······X ··X····· ··o·X··o X······X ·····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.