|ARIZONA ( RAY )|
SAN DIEGO ( PERDOMO )
|911||ARIZONA||-105||Ov 8,-105||-120||Ov 7.5,+100|
|912||SAN DIEGO||-105||Un 8,-115||+110||Un 7.5,-120|
|vs Right-handed Starters||18-11||+7.3||14-14||5.3||0.268||0.335||0.444||0.779||3.9||0.226||0.301||0.361||0.662|
|Past 7 Games||5-2||+2||4-2||6.4||0.314||0.387||0.556||0.943||3.7||0.199||0.280||0.340||0.620|
|vs Left-handed Starters||5-8||-1.8||5-7||3.2||0.216||0.284||0.340||0.624||5.0||0.258||0.324||0.400||0.724|
|Past 7 Games||1-6||-6||4-2||2.7||0.200||0.283||0.351||0.634||6.0||0.290||0.360||0.419||0.779|
|5/6/2017||CORBIN(L)||@ COLORADO||ANDERSON(L)||1-9||L||115||11.5 un||U||7||6||0||14||6||2|
|5/7/2017||WALKER(R)||@ COLORADO||CHATWOOD(R)||2-5||L||105||11.5 ov||U||3||2||1||9||4||0|
|5/15/2017||GODLEY(R)||NY METS||WHEELER(R)||7-3||W||-115||9.5 un||O||13||8||1||4||7||0|
|5/16/2017||GREINKE(R)||NY METS||MILONE(L)||5-4||W||-160||9 ev||P||7||5||0||5||4||0|
|5/17/2017||CORBIN(L)||NY METS||HARVEY(R)||5-4||W||-125||9.5 ov||U||8||8||0||11||9||0|
|5/19/2017||WALKER(R)||@ SAN DIEGO||WEAVER(R)||10-1||W||-140||8.5 un||O||16||12||0||4||6||0|
|5/20/2017||RAY(L)||@ SAN DIEGO||PERDOMO(R)|| |
|5/21/2017||GODLEY(R)||@ SAN DIEGO||RICHARD(L)|| |
|5/22/2017||GREINKE(R)||CHI WHITE SOX||GONZALEZ(R)|| |
|5/23/2017||CORBIN(L)||CHI WHITE SOX||COVEY(R)|| |
|5/24/2017||WALKER(R)||CHI WHITE SOX||QUINTANA(L)|| |
|5/25/2017||RAY(L)||@ MILWAUKEE||GUERRA(R)|| |
|5/26/2017||GODLEY(R)||@ MILWAUKEE||ANDERSON(R)|| |
|5/27/2017|| ||@ MILWAUKEE|| || |
|5/6/2017||RICHARD(L)||LA DODGERS||KERSHAW(L)||2-10||L||+230||6.5 ev||O||7||10||1||8||5||3|
|5/10/2017||PERDOMO(R)||@ TEXAS||DARVISH(R)||3-4||L||180||8.5 ov||U||10||8||1||8||7||0|
|5/11/2017||RICHARD(L)||@ TEXAS||PEREZ(L)||2-5||L||135||9 ov||U||9||7||0||9||3||0|
|5/12/2017||CHACIN(R)||@ CHI WHITE SOX||GONZALEZ(R)||6-3||W||120||8 ev||O||10||8||0||8||7||1|
|5/13/2017||CAHILL(R)||@ CHI WHITE SOX||COVEY(R)||4-5||L||-140||9 ov||P||6||6||1||10||8||0|
|5/14/2017||WEAVER(R)||@ CHI WHITE SOX||QUINTANA(L)||3-9||L||180||8.5 ov||O||5||5||2||9||8||1|
|5/23/2017||CHACIN(R)||@ NY METS||HARVEY(R)|| |
|5/24/2017||COSART(R)||@ NY METS||DEGROM(R)|| |
|5/25/2017||WEAVER(R)||@ NY METS||WHEELER(R)|| |
|5/26/2017||PERDOMO(R)||@ WASHINGTON||STRASBURG(R)|| |
|5/27/2017|| ||@ WASHINGTON|| || |
|ARIZONA: 2016: 69-93, fourth place
Manager: Torey Lovullo (first season)
Who's new? C Chris Iannetta, C Jeff Mathis, IF/OF Daniel Descalso, RHP Taijuan Walker, RHP Fernando Rodney, RHP Tom Wilhelmsen, RHP Kevin Jepsen, RHP Tyler Jones
Who's gone? Manager Chip Hale, SS Jean Segura, IF/OF Phil Gosselin, OF Peter O'Brien, C Welington Castillo, C Tuffy Gosewich, OF Rickie Weeks Jr., RHP Daniel Hudson, LHP Edwin Escobar
Projected lineup: CF A.J. Pollock (.244, 2 HR, 4 RBI in 12 games), 3B Jake Lamb (.249, 9, 29), 1B Paul Goldschmidt (.297, 24, 95, 32 SB), RF David Peralta (.251, .4, 15), LF Yasmany Tomas (.272, 31, 83), 2B Brandon Drury (.282, 16, 53), SS Chris Owings (.277, 5, 49, 21 SB), C Chris Iannetta (.210, 7, 24 with Mariners) or Jeff Mathis (.238, 2, 15 with Marlins)
Rotation: RH Zack Greinke (13-7, 4.37 ERA), RH Taijuan Walker (8-11, 4.22), LH Robbie Ray (8-15, 4.90), LH Patrick Corbin (5-13, 5.15), RH Shelby Miller (3-12, 6.15)
Key relievers: RH Fernando Rodney (2-4, 3.44, 25/28 SV with Padres and Marlins), RH Jake Barrett (1-2, 3.49), RH Randall Delgado (5-2, 4.44), LH Andrew Chafin (0-1, 6.75), RH Kevin Jepsen (2-6, 5.98, 7/11 SV with Twins and Rays), RH Tom Wilhelmsen (2-4, 6.80 with Rangers and Mariners)
Hot spots: Rotation and catcher. The Diamondbacks' rotation was atrocious in 2016, ranking 29th in MLB in ERA. But hey, maybe it wasn't all their fault. In his first year as general manager, Mike Hazen installed a 'pitching strategist' (Dan Haren) and three new catchers (former Angels Iannetta, Mathis and Hank Conger). Meanwhile, nine of the 10 pitchers who started a game for the Diamondbacks last year remain in the organization. It's a bold experiment in how to fix a pitching staff. Iannetta and Mathis can frame all the borderline pitches they want. At some point, the onus will fall on Greinke, Ray, Miller, Corbin and newcomer Walker to perform to their potential.
Outlook: It wasn't long ago that Arizona spent $206 million to coax Greinke to defect from the Dodgers. Now the Diamondbacks feel like a team on the brink of a complete rebuild. Even without Jean Segura, who led the National League in hits, the lineup will score enough to keep Arizona competitive. But what to make of the pitching staff? The rotation beyond Greinke could be anywhere from awesome to abysmal. The ninth inning belongs to 39-year-old Rodney and, if he fails, a who's-who list of failed former closers: Wilhelmsen, Jepsen or J.J. Hoover. The farm system is in poor shape. If things get worse before they get better, Greinke could be the first player traded.
|SAN DIEGO: 2016: 68-94, fifth place
Manager: Andy Green (second season)
Who's new? RHP Jhoulys Chacin, RHP Trevor Cahill, RHP Jered Weaver
Who's gone? RHP Tyson Ross, RHP Brandon Morrow, IF/OF Alexi Amarista, OF Jon Jay, OF Oswaldo Arcia, IF/OF Adam Rosales
Projected lineup: LF Travis Jankowski (.245, 2 HR, 12 RBI, 30 SB), CF Manuel Margot (.243, 0, 3 in 10 games), 1B Wil Myers (.259, 28, 94, 28), 3B Yangervis Solarte (.286, 15, 71), RF Hunter Renfroe (.371, 4, 14 in 11 games), 2B Ryan Schmipf (.217, 20, 51), C Austin Hedges (.125, 0, 1 in eight games), SS Luis Sardinas (.287, 2, 13)
Rotation: RH Jered Weaver (12-12, 5.06 ERA with Angels), RH Jhoulys Chacin (6-8, 4.81 with Angels and Braves), LH Clayton Richard (3-3, 2.52), RH Trevor Cahill (4-4, 2.74 with Cubs), LH Christian Friedrich (5-12, 4.80) or RH Luis Perdomo (9-10, 5.71)
Key relievers: RH Brandon Maurer (0-5, 4.52, 13/19 SV), RH Carter Capps (did not pitch - Tommy John surgery), LH Ryan Buchter (3-0, 2.86), LH Brad Hand (4-4, 2.92), RH Kevin Quackenbush (7-7, 3.92), LH Keith Hessler (1-0, 3.38 with Diamondbacks and Padres), RH Jarred Cosart (0-3, 6.03 with Marlins and Padres)
Hot spots: Bullpen. San Diego's version of a position battle is Green fighting the temptation to bench a young player in the middle of a long slump. Since the Padres are playing for next year anyway, watching bullpen roles shake out might be someone's version of fun. Maurer, the incumbent closer, blew six of 19 save opportunities last year. Hand and Buchter are a pair of workhorse lefties who wouldn't look out of place on a contending team. The wild card is Capps, who is healthy after missing all of 2016 following Tommy John surgery. A year before, he struck out 58 batters in 31 innings with the Marlins.
Outlook: Look up 'rebuilding team' in the dictionary. With only eight active players on the books for more than $1 million ' excluding the retained salaries of Matt Kemp, Melvin Upton Jr. and several other former Padres ' San Diego will field MLB's lowest payroll. Theirs is the youngest roster in baseball too, with perhaps only two players who have turned 30 by Opening Day. Their best prospects are college-age kids in the low minors. So what's to like? Prospect watchers have been awaiting the arrival of Margot and Renfroe for years. The backup catcher, Christian Bethancourt, might pitch. Capps has an unusual delivery. The Padres also ran the bases aggressively under Green, and stolen bases are fun. How's that for a marketing slogan?
|Perdomo eyes win vs. Diamondbacks|
SAN DIEGO -- The Padres' Luis Perdomo eyes Saturday's opponent, the Arizona Diamondbacks, with a sense of confidence.
His counterpart, Arizona's Robbie Ray, sees the Padres and feels the opposite.
The teams will square off for game two of this weekend series with two pitchers familiar with their foe.
Arizona took the opener, thumping the Padres, 10-1 thanks to getting seven runs off Jered Weaver in the first inning.
Perdomo (0-0, 4.19 ERA) has beaten the Diamondbacks more than he has any other club. He's 3-1 with a 2.49 in seven appearances, with three of those being starts.
Ray (2-3, 4.57) has lost to the Padres more than he has any other club. He's 1-4 with a 4.82 ERA.
More than anything, it's time Perdomo gets a result attached to his name.
He's etched himself into the team record book by starting a season with six no-decisions, surpassing Bob Owchinko's five consecutive starts in 1977.
The right-handed Perdomo did mostly all the right things in his last turn against the Milwaukee Brewers. With his wipeout slider keeping his offerings down in the zone, he struck out a career-high nine batters on Monday in a game San Diego eventually won 6-5 on Hunter Renfroe's game-winning homer
"He buried the slider very, very well," Padres manager Andy Green said. "They chased it a lot."
Perdomo left without a decision, of course, charged with three runs and five hits over six innings.
But the former Rule 5 hurler in his second year continues to provide length, going at least six innings in four straight starts.
Perdomo also contributed with his bat against the Brewers. He had a triple and double, looking fluid when racing around the diamond collecting extra-base hits.
"I was an outfielder (when I was young), so I know a little bit about the game and how to play," Perdomo said through an interpreter. "I know how to hit, and I know how to run the bases."
But his run with the Padres is about preventing them. Asked to pick what he embraced more from his two-way game, his answer was quick.
"I enjoyed those six innings with the nine strikeouts more," Perdomo said. "Because, again, I'm not a hitter. I'm a pitcher."
Ray was a hit with his pitching when the season began, winning two of this three decisions. But he has stumbled of late.
"Robbie has been good for the majority of the year," Arizona manager Torey Lovullo said. "I know that last couple starts haven't been typical of Robbie Ray."
That's due, in part, to his aim.
"The command of his pitches haven't been as sharp as it was to start the season," Lovullo said. "He had a great run, with several starts in a row."
But Lovullo said Ray hasn't been getting batted around like a pinata.
"It isn't like he has been throwing the ball real poorly," Lovullo said. "He has been keeping us in games and handing it off to the bullpen. We've been in the games that he has pitched.
"I think he spoiled us with some really, really special work and I know he wants to get back to that as soon as possible."
Although he's had his challenges with the Padres, Ray is 1-1 at Petco Park.
In his last outing at San Diego in 2016, he had a career-high 13 strikeouts in a win.
|Last Updated: 7/24/2017 1:38:38 PM EST|