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Game Preview: CHC @ LAD, 4:10pm, Sunday, August 23, 2009 @Dodger Stadium

Cubs, 61-60, 2nd, 8 GB, 7 GB in WC

SP: Ryan Dempster (32, RHP, 6-7, 4.28)

2009 Gamelogs / 2009 Splits / vs. LAD Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2009 (6-7) 136.2 138 74 65 53 117 18 4.28
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 2-2 42.2 53 30 25 14 39 8 5.27 45
2009-08-18 @SDP L 7.0 8 4 4 3 10 1 121 52
2009-08-13 PHI L 7.0 8 6 6 2 8 2 110 43
2009-08-08 @COL W 6.0 9 5 2 0 3 1 95 43
2009-08-02 @FLA ND 6.0 3 0 0 4 4 0 97 66
2009-07-28 HOU ND 5.0 9 6 5 0 3 1 85 30
2009-07-02 MIL W 6.2 8 4 3 2 9 2 109 51
2009-06-27 @CHW ND 5.0 8 5 5 3 2 1 104 30
Last 5 v.LAD 3-0 33.0 29 9 9 14 18 1 2.45 57
2009-05-30 LAD W 7.0 3 0 0 1 5 0 99 75
2008-06-05 @LAD ND 5.1 5 3 3 2 1 1 82 45
2008-05-26 LAD W 7.0 7 1 1 3 3 0 117 59
2003-04-24 LAD ND 6.2 5 1 1 6 5 0 114 59
2002-07-30 LAD W 7.0 9 4 4 2 4 0 117 45
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   35-22   Road:   26-38   ExtrInn: 8-7 
 vsRHP:  48-46   vsLHP:  13-14   1-Run:  15-18
 vsEast: 11-12   vsCntrl:34-23   vsWest: 10-17 IL: 6-8 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
121 Sat, Aug 22  @LAD  L   0-2       61-60  2nd  8.0 gb
120 Fri, Aug 21  @LAD  L   1-2       61-59  2nd  7.0 gb
119 Thu, Aug 20  @LAD  L   2-7       61-58  2nd  7.0 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
 Last 10: 3-7    Last 20: 7-13   Last 30:14-16
Dodgers, 74-50, 1st, 4½ up

SP: Chad Billingsley (24, RHP, 12-6, 3.70)

2009 Gamelogs / 2009 Splits / vs. CHC Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2009 (12-6) 155.2 128 69 64 66 144 10 3.70
2008 (16-10) 200.2 188 76 70 80 201 14 3.14
2007 (12-5) 147.0 131 56 54 64 141 15 3.31
Last 7 GS 3-2 35.1 34 23 22 15 29 2 5.60 47
2009-08-18 STL W 6.0 3 2 2 0 1 0 77 59
2009-08-07 ATL ND 6.0 4 2 1 3 3 0 78 58
2009-08-02 @ATL W 5.0 2 0 0 1 9 0 83 71
2009-07-28 @STL L 5.2 4 6 6 6 5 0 94 36
2009-07-22 CIN W 6.0 7 2 2 1 7 0 93 56
2009-07-17 HOU L 1.2 9 6 6 0 0 1 52 13
2009-07-10 @MIL ND 5.0 5 5 5 4 4 1 110 37
Last 5 v.CHC 0-2 18.0 19 8 8 7 22 4 4.00 54
2009-05-29 @CHC L 7.0 8 2 2 2 7 1 111 58
2008-06-05 CHC ND 5.0 7 4 4 3 8 2 98 42
2008-05-26 @CHC L 6.0 4 2 2 2 7 1 83 61
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   40-24   Road:   34-26   ExtrInn:10-7 
 vsRHP:  53-37   vsLHP:  21-13   1-Run:  22-16
 vsEast: 16-12   vsCntrl:16-14   vsWest: 33-15 IL: 9-9 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
124 Sat, Aug 22   CHC  W   2-0       74-50  1st  4.5 up
123 Fri, Aug 21   CHC  W   2-1       73-50  1st  4.5 up
122 Thu, Aug 20   CHC  W   7-2       72-50  1st  3.5 up
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
 Last 10: 5-5    Last 20:10-10   Last 30:14-16
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Fri, Aug 21, 2009 LAD  2  CHC  1        W:Randy Wolf (8-6), L: Randy Wells (9-6), S: Jonathan Broxton (27)
Thu, Aug 20, 2009 LAD  7  CHC  2        W:Ronald Belisario (2-3), L: Angel Guzman (2-3), S: none
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)
Season Series: 2009 - LAD leads 5-2; 2008 - CHC won 5-2; 2007 - LAD won 5-2; All-Time - LAD leads 1017-1014

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  5.74

DET  4.60

SDP  3.85

RA/G

SFG  3.66

NYM  4.65

WSN  5.39

BA

J. Mauer  .378

G. Beckham  .292

A. Casilla  .187

OBP

J. Mauer  .448

E. Cabrera  .363

R. Cedeno  .234

SLG

A. Pujols  .664

P. Konerko  .479

A. Casilla  .236

OPS

A. Pujols  1.104

B. Butler  .842

A. Casilla  .509

ERA

C. Carpenter  2.27

D. Braden  3.89

F. Liriano  5.80

K/9IP

J. Verlander  10.47

D. Davis  6.84

J. Lannan  3.79

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Cubs Batters (4.38 RS/G) vs. Dodgers Pitchers (3.83 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 58.Billingsley
G/S/vB
54.Belisario
G/S/vB
51.Broxton
G/S/vB
37.Haeger
G/S/vB
22.Kershaw*
G/S/vB
56.Kuo*
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
28.Baker G/S/vP 3/1.667 2/.000 3/.000 1/.000 9/1.556 2/.000 ··· 2/.500 ··· 2/1.000 2/1.500 5/.000 111/65 .279/.324/.462/.786 .906/.701 .555 61/.955 1/0 2/2
21.Bradley# G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 7/.286 ··· 3/.666 16/.780 12/.531 383/280 .254/.388/.389/.778 .794/.769 .670 102/.825 2/3 9/3
17.Fontenot* G/S/vP 3/.666 1/.000 2/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 2/.500 1/.000 ··· 4/1.500 2/.000 352/300 .224/.293/.379/.671 .583/.687 .709 50/.603 2/1 9/6
5.Fox G/S/vP 1/2.000 1/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 1/.000 2/1.000 ··· ··· 167/118 .288/.341/.521/.862 .738/.915 .922 69/.743 0/0 8/3
1.Fukudome* G/S/vP 10/1.050 ··· 2/1.500 ··· ··· ··· ··· 3/.666 1/.000 2/.500 3/3.500 3/.667 438/386 .277/.393/.471/.864 .568/.902 .908 91/1.059 6/8 11/2
27.Fuld* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 2/.500 54/38 .304/.407/.413/.820 .450/.990 .651 32/.708 2/1 0/0
55.Hill# G/S/vP 3/2.667 1/no AB ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 3/.000 ··· ··· 8/1.000 ··· 209/169 .223/.304/.315/.620 .633/.616 .574 69/.741 0/0 2/3
25.Lee G/S/vP 11/.717 ··· 8/.679 ··· ··· 3/.666 ··· 19/.439 1/.000 3/2.000 14/.357 47/.745 466/365 .293/.376/.544/.920 .903/.921 .831 107/1.060 0/0 24/4
7.Miles# G/S/vP 5/1.100 1/.000 5/.450 ··· 3/.666 ··· ··· 6/1.867 ··· ··· 15/.933 3/.666 153/121 .181/.219/.243/.462 .605/.422 .457 22/.234 3/0 0/2
16.Ramirez G/S/vP 7/.286 ··· 5/2.000 ··· ··· 3/.666 ··· 13/.693 ··· 1/.000 19/.439 26/.591 203/167 .317/.384/.541/.925 1.217/.866 .803 71/.904 0/0 10/5
12.Soriano G/S/vP 13/.558 1/3.000 5/1.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 12/.531 1/no AB 1/.000 10/1.100 25/.780 502/393 .240/.301/.423/.723 .528/.776 .754 96/.591 9/2 19/9
18.Soto G/S/vP 5/.200 1/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 2/.000 2/1.000 2/2.000 2/no AB 14/.742 295/219 .217/.325/.382/.707 .805/.674 .640 39/.538 1/0 9/3
2.Theriot G/S/vP 6/1.267 1/.000 4/.000 ··· ··· 3/.666 ··· 6/1.333 1/2.000 2/.000 4/.250 18/.513 520/408 .298/.349/.406/.755 .905/.714 .687 109/.696 16/6 7/13
IP 155.2 53.0 58.0 14.0 139.2 15.1 47.1 60.0 53.0 69.1 68.1 169.2 TOTAL .253/.330/.412/.742 .722/.747 .704 .778 43/26 129/97
ERA-K/9 3.70/8.3 2.21/8.2 2.95/13.5 1.93/5.8 2.96/9.5 3.52/11.2 4.18/6.1 3.45/5.0 1.87/8.0 2.73/5.5 3.69/6.7 3.34/6.8 3.57/7.5

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 642/.232 224/.199 226/.157 27/.192 582/.205 66/.167 204/.237 248/.219 214/.214 295/.267 301/.264 687/.230 .231
OPS .658 .564 .490 .645 .604 .660 .687 .670 .609 .667 .793 .663 .673
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 346/.683 96/.727 110/.436 6/1.167 126/.491 27/.507 80/.688 104/.636 66/.319 131/.692 136/.902 149/.403 .666
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 296/.627 128/.447 116/.540 21/.490 456/.636 39/.758 124/.685 144/.692 148/.739 164/.648 165/.703 538/.735 .677
Home 327/.675 105/.500 120/.240 27/.645 317/.563 23/1.023 108/.648 143/.574 112/.604 145/.740 182/.686 336/.681
Last 28d days 90/.469 18/.421 47/.737 27/.645 117/.596 39/.540 64/.605 54/.864 50/.515 48/.885 86/.723 168/.583
HR/SB/CS 10/5/7 2/6/1 4/6/1 2/0/0 5/5/4 2/0/0 4/1/1 6/5/1 3/4/0 3/5/2 7/7/2 19/6/3 94/70/28
Usage ····X··· ··oX···· oo·XXo·X X····X·· ···X···· ···o·o·o ···Xo··X ··X···X· XX··X··o ··X····o ··X····· ·X····X·
Dodgers Batters (4.85 RS/G) vs. Cubs Pitchers (4.24 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 46.Dempster
G/S/vB
33.Caridad
G/S/vB
22.Gorzelanny*
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
21.Abreu# G/S/vP 1/.000 ··· 3/1.000 ··· 1/no AB 1/.000 ··· ··· 2/.000 1/3.000 ··· ··· 7/7 .167/.286/.167/.452 /.452 .452 7/.452 0/0 0/0
12.Ausmus G/S/vP 29/.656 ··· 11/1.386 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 ··· 1/2.000 2/.000 2/no AB 10/.200 1/2.000 10/.200 ··· 27/.724 1/2.000 ··· 6/.167 474/367 .281/.359/.467/.826 1.018/.772 .823 103/.841 3/4 15/9
14.Castro G/S/vP 7/.453 ··· 3/.000 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 14/1.286 1/.000 6/.500 6/.666 8/.393 1/.000 ··· 4/.000 8/.000 3/.667 3/.333 6/.833 530/386 .283/.370/.526/.896 .639/.993 1.029 124/1.008 5/3 25/3
15.Furcal# G/S/vP 38/.632 ··· 10/1.156 5/1.400 8/.833 5/2.400 ··· 21/.809 9/.611 5/.400 9/.958 7/.453 515/400 .259/.326/.351/.677 .744/.659 .652 121/.638 6/5 6/16
13.Hudson# G/S/vP 8/.125 1/2.000 12/.350 5/.200 4/.500 1/no AB 11/.364 6/.733 6/.334 8/.250 10/.856 6/.000 520/395 .293/.361/.429/.790 .886/.760 .838 98/.772 7/1 8/5
27.Kemp G/S/vP 8/.804 1/.000 3/1.334 4/1.250 6/.533 2/1.000 ··· 5/1.400 6/1.500 2/.000 4/1.250 7/1.000 503/390 .312/.372/.497/.868 1.121/.798 .802 109/.854 26/6 18/2
7.Loney* G/S/vP 7/.286 1/.000 2/.000 4/.000 3/.333 1/no AB ··· 6/.334 6/.000 3/.000 3/1.667 6/1.000 506/397 .277/.350/.381/.731 .864/.695 .624 104/.656 7/2 7/4
5.Loretta G/S/vP 22/.880 ··· 5/1.400 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 1/0 0/0
55.Martin G/S/vP 12/.817 ··· 8/.833 4/.500 8/.250 4/1.833 ··· 5/1.200 5/1.100 5/.600 5/1.100 6/.533 458/356 .260/.362/.328/.690 .713/.683 .730 93/.712 9/6 4/7
9.Pierre* G/S/vP 17/.812 ··· 11/.282 9/.819 3/.000 3/.000 ··· 23/.590 12/.962 6/.733 3/.666 5/1.200 343/250 .320/.376/.405/.781 .867/.751 .677 39/.885 23/10 0/1
99.Ramirez G/S/vP 1/3.000 1/3.000 2/1.000 3/.333 3/.666 1/2.000 14/1.520 ··· 47/.959 1/.000 ··· 3/.666 295/247 .311/.427/.561/.989 .783/1.030 1.009 109/.788 0/0 13/2
IP 136.2 7.1 27.1 55.1 57.1 54.0 118.0 56.2 135.0 57.1 73.1 120.1 TOTAL .276/.350/.413/.763 .807/.750 .749 .755 88/37 101/64
ERA-K/9 4.28/7.7 3.68/9.9 4.94/8.6 2.93/7.5 4.40/9.1 3.33/7.0 4.04/10.5 4.45/7.6 3.40/7.7 3.45/10.5 4.42/6.6 2.84/5.5 3.93/7.7

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 588/.267 33/.323 116/.223 237/.228 250/.226 220/.205 500/.225 249/.256 522/.247 262/.165 320/.266 490/.257 .247
OPS .774 .880 .610 .673 .738 .648 .725 .769 .709 .610 .779 .662 .728
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 285/.839 15/.762 30/.522 71/.680 116/.580 95/.661 227/.742 106/.728 111/.698 120/.544 105/.683 211/.754 .750
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 303/.713 18/.977 86/.641 166/.670 134/.875 125/.638 273/.711 143/.798 411/.712 142/.666 215/.825 279/.592 .712
Road 353/.786 30/.971 87/.632 147/.717 131/.850 116/.693 257/.638 128/.721 280/.813 143/.602 127/.839 259/.635
Last 28d days 136/.802 33/.880 80/.652 40/.429 44/1.003 58/.821 118/.488 38/.696 21/.438 45/.682 50/1.107 139/.652
HR/SB/CS 18/14/7 0/0/0 2/1/0 4/3/1 12/0/0 8/1/3 21/5/3 6/3/1 19/9/4 1/2/0 10/2/1 9/8/4 130/66/33
Usage ····X··· ··X····· ··X····X oo···X·· ··o··X·X ··X·X··X ···X···· o··o···· X····X·· ·o···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.