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Game Preview: CHC @ MIL, 7:05pm, Saturday, May 9, 2009 @Miller Park

Cubs, 16-13, 3rd, 2½ GB, ½ GB in WC

SP: Ryan Dempster (32, RHP, 2-1, 4.86)

2009 Gamelogs / 2009 Splits / vs. MIL Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2009 (2-1) 37.0 34 20 20 16 32 4 4.86
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 2-1 42.0 38 21 21 17 36 4 4.50 52
2009-05-04 SFG W 7.0 5 2 2 2 7 0 102 64
2009-04-29 @ARI L 6.0 6 5 5 3 4 1 97 41
2009-04-24 @STL ND 6.0 7 3 3 1 6 0 80 51
2009-04-18 STL ND 6.0 4 4 4 4 4 1 103 48
2009-04-12 @MIL W 6.0 6 4 4 3 6 1 110 47
2009-04-07 @HOU ND 6.0 6 2 2 3 5 1 95 54
2008-09-26 @MIL ND 5.0 4 1 1 1 4 0 80 58
Last 5 v.MIL 4-0 30.0 26 11 11 11 29 2 3.30 56
2009-04-12 @MIL W 6.0 6 4 4 3 6 1 110 47
2008-09-26 @MIL ND 5.0 4 1 1 1 4 0 80 58
2008-09-16 MIL W 6.0 7 2 2 1 9 1 114 58
2008-07-30 @MIL W 7.0 5 1 1 1 9 0 111 71
2008-04-30 MIL W 6.0 4 3 3 5 1 0 106 48
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:    8-6    Road:    8-7    ExtrInn: 1-2 
 vsRHP:  13-11   vsLHP:   3-2    1-Run:   2-4 
 vsEast:  3-1    vsCntrl:10-8    vsWest:  3-4  IL: 0-0 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 29 Fri, May  8  @MIL  L   2-3       16-13  3rd  2.5 gb
 28 Thu, May  7  @HOU  W   8-5       16-12  2nd  2.5 gb
 27 Wed, May  6  @HOU  W   6-3       15-12  3rd  2.5 gb
 26 Tue, May  5   SFG  L   2-6       14-12  3rd  2.5 gb
 25 Mon, May  4   SFG  W   4-2       14-11  2nd  2.5 gb
 24 Sun, May  3   FLA  W   6-4       13-11  2nd  3.5 gb
 23 Sat, May  2   FLA  W   6-1       12-11  2nd  4.0 gb
 22 Fri, May  1   FLA  W   8-6       11-11  4th  5.0 gb
 21 Thu, Apr 30   FLA  L   2-8 (10)  10-11  5th  5.0 gb
 20 Wed, Apr 29  @ARI  L   0-10      10-10  5th  4.0 gb
 Last 10: 6-4    Last 20:11-9    Last 30:16-13
Brewers, 17-13, 2nd, 2 GB, 1 up in WC

SP: Yovani Gallardo (23, RHP, 3-1, 3.02)

2009 Gamelogs / 2009 Splits / vs. CHC Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2009 (3-1) 41.2 28 14 14 12 39 4 3.02
2008 (0-0) 24.0 22 5 5 8 20 3 1.88
2007 (9-5) 110.1 103 48 45 37 101 8 3.67
Last 7 GS 3-1 45.2 31 15 15 14 46 5 2.96 62
2009-05-04 @PIT ND 7.0 7 3 3 3 5 1 108 53
2009-04-29 PIT W 8.0 2 0 0 1 11 0 116 88
2009-04-24 @HOU W 9.0 5 2 2 0 7 1 106 76
2009-04-18 @NYM ND 6.0 5 0 0 2 7 0 103 67
2009-04-13 CIN L 5.0 3 7 7 4 3 2 100 32
2009-04-08 @SFG W 6.2 6 2 2 2 6 0 103 58
2008-09-25 PIT ND 4.0 3 1 1 2 7 1 67 57
Last 5 v.CHC 0-0 12.0 14 5 5 3 11 1 3.75 52
2008-05-01 @CHC ND 6.0 9 3 3 1 4 1 89 45
2007-06-29 @CHC ND 6.0 5 2 2 2 7 0 92 59
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:    8-6    Road:    9-7    ExtrInn: 1-0 
 vsRHP:  12-11   vsLHP:   5-2    1-Run:   6-6 
 vsEast:  3-3    vsCntrl:11-6    vsWest:  3-4  IL: 0-0 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 30 Fri, May  8   CHC  W   3-2       17-13  2nd  2.0 gb
 29 Thu, May  7  @CIN  L   5-6       16-13  3rd  3.0 gb
 28 Wed, May  6  @CIN  W  15-3       16-12  2nd  2.0 gb
 27 Tue, May  5  @PIT  W   8-5       15-12  2nd  2.0 gb
 26 Mon, May  4  @PIT  W   7-4       14-12  3rd  3.0 gb
 25 Sun, May  3   ARI  W   4-3       13-12  4th  4.0 gb
 24 Sat, May  2   ARI  L   1-4       12-12  5th  4.5 gb
 23 Fri, May  1   ARI  L   2-5       12-11  3rd  4.5 gb
 22 Thu, Apr 30   ARI  W   4-1       12-10  2nd  3.5 gb
 21 Wed, Apr 29   PIT  W   1-0       11-10  2nd  3.5 gb
 Last 10: 7-3    Last 20:14-6    Last 30:17-13
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Fri, May 08, 2009 MIL  3  CHC  2        W:Mitch Stetter (2-0), L: Aaron Heilman (2-2), S: Trevor Hoffman (5)
Sun, Apr 12, 2009 CHC  8 @MIL  5        W:Ryan Dempster (1-0), L: Jeff Suppan (0-2), S: none
Sat, Apr 11, 2009 CHC  6 @MIL  5        W:Aaron Heilman (1-0), L: Carlos Villanueva (1-1), S: Carlos Marmol (1)
Fri, Apr 10, 2009 MIL  4  CHC  3        W:Carlos Villanueva (1-0), L: Kevin Gregg (0-1), S: none

Sun, Sep 28, 2008 MIL  3  CHC  1        W:C.C. Sabathia (17-10), L: Bobby Howry (7-5), S: none
Sat, Sep 27, 2008 CHC  7 @MIL  3        W:Ted Lilly (17-9), L: Ben Sheets (13-9), S: none
Fri, Sep 26, 2008 MIL  5  CHC  1        W:Seth McClung (6-6), L: Sean Marshall (3-5), S: none
Thu, Sep 18, 2008 CHC  7  MIL  6 (12)   W:Kerry Wood (5-4), L: Carlos Villanueva (4-7), S: none
Wed, Sep 17, 2008 MIL  6 @CHC  2        W:Mark DiFelice (1-0), L: Jason Marquis (10-9), S: none
Tue, Sep 16, 2008 CHC  5  MIL  4        W:Ryan Dempster (16-6), L: C.C. Sabathia (15-9), S: Kerry Wood (31)
Season Series: 2009 - Tied 2-2; 2008 - CHC won 9-7; 2007 - CHC won 9-6; All-Time - CHC leads 90-84

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

TOR  6.03

CHC  4.79

ARI  3.63

RA/G

KCR  3.80

TOR  4.69

NYY  6.14

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OBP

  

  

  

SLG

  

  

  

OPS

  

  

  

ERA

Z. Greinke  .40

R. Oswalt  4.26

J. Contreras  8.19

K/9IP

J. Santana  12.24

M. Cain  6.63

J. Pineiro  2.98

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Cubs Batters (4.79 RS/G) vs. Brewers Pitchers (4.30 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 49.Gallardo
G/S/vB
60.Coffey
G/S/vB
45.DiFelice
G/S/vB
51.Hoffman
G/S/vB
50.Julio
G/S/vB
73.McClung
G/S/vB
26.Parra*
G/S/vB
57.Stetter*
G/S/vB
12.Villanueva
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
21.Bradley# G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 3/.666 2/.000 3/1.167 ··· ··· ··· 72/53 .150/.292/.300/.592 .551/.609 .649 50/.598 0/0 3/0
17.Fontenot* G/S/vP 3/.000 4/1.750 1/.000 2/.000 2/3.000 4/.750 1/.000 1/.000 4/.500 103/85 .239/.330/.443/.773 .178/.897 .845 82/.678 1/1 5/2
1.Fukudome* G/S/vP 3/2.000 2/.000 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 5/1.400 3/.000 ··· 4/.500 109/105 .299/.431/.506/.937 1.250/.920 1.111 89/.824 3/4 4/0
55.Hill# G/S/vP ··· 1/no AB ··· ··· 1/.000 3/1.666 ··· 1/3.000 2/1.500 41/34 .306/.390/.444/.835 .714/.860 .919 26/.858 0/0 1/0
6.Hoffpauir* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 58/51 .288/.345/.481/.826 .857/.820 .729 55/.835 0/0 2/1
9.Johnson G/S/vP 2/.000 1/.000 ··· 2/.000 8/.929 10/.644 4/1.000 ··· 5/1.000 56/38 .229/.321/.271/.592 .746/.525 .599 51/.544 0/0 0/0
25.Lee G/S/vP 6/.533 13/.879 2/.000 13/1.154 5/.200 6/.000 5/.200 ··· 9/.222 103/88 .209/.282/.363/.644 1.000/.585 .353 79/.751 0/0 3/0
7.Miles# G/S/vP ··· 7/.286 ··· 9/.666 1/.000 5/.400 11/1.170 ··· 11/.182 75/59 .206/.270/.265/.535 .908/.430 .604 72/.559 3/0 0/1
16.Ramirez G/S/vP 6/1.100 12/.250 2/5.000 5/.200 3/.000 6/.167 5/.400 1/.000 8/1.750 72/56 .364/.417/.591/1.008 1.348/.913 1.049 50/.996 0/0 4/1
24.Scales# G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 5/4 .400/.400/.800/1.200 .000/1.500 4.000 5/1.200 0/0 0/0
12.Soriano G/S/vP 6/.500 7/1.000 2/.000 2/.000 21/1.400 15/.210 6/1.267 ··· 13/.595 132/112 .271/.341/.559/.900 .639/.947 1.027 106/.865 4/2 9/2
18.Soto G/S/vP 3/1.000 1/no AB ··· ··· ··· 4/.750 ··· 2/.000 1/.000 82/65 .159/.293/.188/.481 .721/.422 .411 76/.477 0/0 0/0
2.Theriot G/S/vP 3/2.000 7/.714 1/.000 2/1.000 3/2.000 10/.633 6/1.600 1/no AB 9/.472 125/105 .310/.363/.460/.823 .712/.844 .787 104/.733 7/2 3/4
IP 41.2 15.1 13.2 6.0 11.0 15.2 31.1 10.2 14.0 TOTAL .248/.330/.406/.736 .724/.739 .770 .710 19/11 35/17
ERA-K/9 3.02/8.4 3.52/6.5 1.32/8.5 0.00/10.5 5.73/8.2 3.45/6.3 4.88/8.1 3.38/6.7 6.43/6.4 4.13/7.0

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 166/.187 62/.276 53/.200 20/.150 52/.209 72/.228 144/.258 47/.179 67/.255 .238
OPS .587 .736 .565 .300 .718 .685 .789 .652 .759 .727
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 98/.529 31/1.023 17/.753 11/.545 20/1.250 38/1.098 32/.958 26/.367 36/.637 .759
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 68/.669 31/.460 36/.480 9/.000 32/.398 34/.255 112/.741 21/1.017 31/.914 .698
Home 50/.515 25/.628 27/.568 16/.250 23/.461 32/.751 48/.592 19/.380 34/.991
Last 28d days 137/.581 52/.767 42/.488 20/.300 41/.611 52/.602 123/.786 46/.638 56/.783
HR/SB/CS 4/4/0 1/0/0 1/0/0 0/0/0 2/3/0 1/2/0 4/2/1 1/0/0 1/0/0 33/17/5
Usage ····X··· ··X····o ·o··X··· o···Xo·· ·XX···XX ·X·X··Xo ··X····X oX·X·o·· o··o···X
Brewers Batters (4.80 RS/G) vs. Cubs Pitchers (4.62 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 46.Dempster
G/S/vB
48.Cotts*
G/S/vB
44.Fox
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
36.Wells
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
8.Braun G/S/vP 19/.387 2/.000 ··· 3/.333 3/.667 2/2.500 8/.125 6/1.000 ··· 4/.833 124/99 .337/.444/.587/1.030 1.870/.818 .794 101/1.126 2/2 7/0
25.Cameron G/S/vP 20/.417 1/.000 ··· 5/1.400 6/.334 3/1.666 3/.000 7/.821 ··· 3/.666 120/87 .291/.383/.563/.946 .724/1.019 .993 99/.932 2/0 6/0
32.Corporan# G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/1 1.000/1.000/1.000/2.000 /2.000 1/2.000 0/0 0/0
30.Counsell* G/S/vP 19/.618 2/.500 1/no AB 8/.875 1/.000 5/.800 3/.333 1/.000 ··· 2/.000 59/52 .327/.421/.429/.850 .452/.905 .768 54/.810 0/0 0/2
16.Duffy* G/S/vP 9/.804 ··· 1/3.000 2/2.000 7/.971 2/.000 2/.000 5/1.800 ··· ··· 26/23 .091/.200/.136/.336 .000/.385 .508 24/.317 0/0 0/0
28.Fielder* G/S/vP 22/.893 5/2.550 ··· 3/.666 4/1.000 4/.250 15/.871 10/.900 ··· 2/.000 135/96 .269/.422/.490/.913 .830/.948 .926 113/.908 0/0 5/0
2.Hall G/S/vP 18/.334 1/.000 ··· 4/.000 2/1.500 10/.733 15/.419 6/2.633 ··· 2/.000 95/71 .279/.347/.465/.812 1.167/.679 .839 79/.800 1/0 3/2
7.Hardy G/S/vP 23/.286 ··· 1/.000 2/1.000 4/2.000 7/1.286 11/.291 2/1.000 ··· 4/.500 112/82 .214/.295/.398/.693 .387/.786 .669 91/.804 0/0 5/3
1.Hart G/S/vP 20/.544 1/.000 ··· 5/1.100 5/.650 4/.250 10/.522 5/.933 ··· 5/.400 130/104 .274/.357/.451/.808 .819/.805 .979 107/.788 3/3 3/2
18.Kendall G/S/vP 49/.985 ··· 6/.500 7/.286 1/.000 4/.333 4/.250 1/.000 ··· 3/1.000 103/81 .209/.304/.244/.548 .390/.588 .608 88/.610 0/1 0/3
14.McGehee G/S/vP 1/2.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 15/6 .200/.200/.200/.400 .222/.667 .667 13/.462 0/0 0/0
27.Nelson* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 21/17 .000/.048/.000/.048 .250/.000 .000 18/.056 0/0 0/0
23.Weeks G/S/vP 18/.752 ··· ··· 3/2.667 3/.000 6/.666 14/.536 2/.000 ··· 3/.666 132/109 .270/.326/.475/.801 .522/.865 .878 109/.840 1/2 6/5
IP 37.0 6.2 0.1 14.1 15.1 14.0 14.0 26.0 11.2 5.0 TOTAL .257/.345/.431/.776 .769/.778 .787 .792 9/8 37/18
ERA-K/9 4.86/7.8 4.05/6.7 81.00/0.0 4.40/10.1 4.11/9.4 5.14/7.7 4.50/10.9 4.15/5.5 6.94/8.5 0.00/9.0 4.45/8.5

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 159/.245 33/.320 4/.667 67/.268 63/.200 59/.229 65/.188 109/.276 54/.222 21/.263 .247
OPS .704 .965 2.750 .787 .656 .788 .714 .732 .717 .649 .747
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 70/.706 19/1.065 1/4.000 31/.746 27/.579 21/.667 23/.921 25/.733 22/.659 2/.000 .791
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 89/.703 14/.845 3/2.167 36/.822 36/.719 38/.861 42/.614 84/.731 32/.739 19/.721 .724
Road 106/.767 13/.862 4/2.750 36/1.065 27/.551 32/.630 34/.633 29/.593 29/.877 21/.649
Last 28d days 133/.680 25/1.006 4/2.750 53/.734 53/.695 45/.792 50/.788 108/.725 47/.712 21/.649
HR/SB/CS 4/4/0 1/1/0 0/0/0 2/0/0 2/0/1 2/0/1 1/1/0 3/1/1 2/3/0 0/0/0 34/17/6
Usage ····X··· ···o···X ·X······ ·oo·XX·X X····X·· XX····o· ·oo·oX·X ···X···· ···o···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.