|MILWAUKEE ( LOHSE )|
LA DODGERS ( KERSHAW )
|959||MILWAUKEE||+155||Ov 6.5,+100||+155||Ov 6.5,+105|
|960||LA DODGERS||-165||Un 6.5,-120||-165||Un 6.5,-125|
|vs Left-handed Starters||3-4||-1.4||5-2||4.3||0.282||0.333||5.7||0.296||0.365|
|Past 7 Games||5-2||+3||4-3||4.9||0.225||0.290||2.9||0.217||0.278|
|vs Right-handed Starters||7-7||-2.4||9-5||3.6||0.237||0.326||4.3||0.257||0.312|
|Past 7 Games||4-4||0||6-2||4.6||0.230||0.319||4.9||0.256||0.329|
|4/14/2013||ESTRADA(R)||@ ST LOUIS||GARCIA(L)||4-3||W||145||8 ev||U||12||9||1||8||7||1|
|4/16/2013||PERALTA(R)||SAN FRANCISCO||ZITO(L)||10-8||W||-115||8.5 ov||O||12||5||1||12||9||0|
|4/17/2013||LOHSE(R)||SAN FRANCISCO||VOGELSONG(R)||4-3||W||-125||8.5 un||U||9||7||0||6||5||1|
|4/18/2013||GALLARDO(R)||SAN FRANCISCO||CAIN(R)||7-2||W||+100||7.5 un||O||8||2||1||7||7||0|
|4/19/2013||ESTRADA(R)||CHICAGO CUBS||SAMARDZIJA(R)||5-4||W||-110||7.5 un||O||7||2||0||10||5||1|
|4/20/2013||BURGOS(R)||CHICAGO CUBS||JACKSON(R)||5-1||W||-105||8.5 ov||U||6||7||0||7||5||3|
|4/21/2013||PERALTA(R)||CHICAGO CUBS||FELDMAN(R)||4-2||W||-130||8.5 ev||U||3||3||1||5||6||2|
|4/22/2013||LOHSE(R)||@ SAN DIEGO||MARQUIS(R)||7-1||W||-115||7 un||O||5||4||1||8||7||0|
|4/23/2013||GALLARDO(R)||@ SAN DIEGO||RICHARD(L)||6-3||W||-125||7 ev||O||11||7||0||8||9||0|
|4/24/2013||ESTRADA(R)||@ SAN DIEGO||VOLQUEZ(R)||1-2||L||-115||7.5 un||U||7||7||2||5||5||0|
|4/26/2013||BURGOS(R)||@ LA DODGERS||BECKETT(R)||5-7||L||130||7 ev||O||11||7||0||9||7||4|
|4/27/2013||PERALTA(R)||@ LA DODGERS||MAGILL(R)||6-4||W||110||7.5 un||O||9||7||2||7||7||1|
|4/28/2013||LOHSE(R)||@ LA DODGERS||KERSHAW(L)|| |
|5/2/2013||PERALTA(R)||ST LOUIS||WESTBROOK(R)|| |
|5/3/2013|| ||ST LOUIS|| || |
|5/4/2013|| ||ST LOUIS|| || |
|5/5/2013|| ||ST LOUIS|| || |
|4/14/2013||BECKETT(R)||@ ARIZONA||CAHILL(R)||0-1||L||110||9 ov||U||6||5||0||6||6||0|
|4/15/2013||BILLINGSLEY(R)||SAN DIEGO||STULTS(L)||3-6||L||-165||6.5 un||O||12||9||1||9||8||0|
|4/16/2013||CAPUANO(L)||SAN DIEGO||MARQUIS(R)||2-9||L||-175||7 ov||O||4||7||0||15||10||0|
|4/17/2013||KERSHAW(L)||SAN DIEGO||ROSS(R)||2-7||L||-255||6.5 un||O||10||14||1||13||12||0|
|4/20/2013||RYU(L)||@ BALTIMORE||HAMMEL(R)||5-7||L||105||8.5 un||O||8||8||1||10||5||0|
|4/20/2013||BECKETT(R)||@ BALTIMORE||CHEN(L)||1-6||L||115||8 un||U||6||8||2||8||6||0|
|4/21/2013||FIFE(R)||@ BALTIMORE||ARRIETA(R)||7-4||W||120||9 un||O||8||9||0||10||7||0|
|4/23/2013||KERSHAW(L)||@ NY METS||NIESE(L)||7-2||W||-140||6.5 un||O||12||7||1||4||6||0|
|4/24/2013||LILLY(L)||@ NY METS||HARVEY(R)||3-7||L||160||7 un||O||4||4||0||11||9||0|
|4/25/2013||RYU(L)||@ NY METS||HEFNER(R)||3-2||W||-130||8 un||U||6||4||1||5||7||0|
|4/30/2013||RYU(L)||COLORADO||DE LA ROSA(L)|| |
|5/3/2013|| ||@ SAN FRANCISCO|| || |
|5/4/2013|| ||@ SAN FRANCISCO|| || |
|5/5/2013|| ||@ SAN FRANCISCO|| || |
|MILWAUKEE: HITTING: It helped when the Brew Crew had Prince Fielder in the fold, but there's still lots of firepower here now that he's moved on. 2B RICKIE WEEKS starts it off, with some of the game's best bat speed. OF NYJER MORGAN doesn't hit the ball hard, but when it drops in he's off to the races. OF RYAN BRAUN has put up Hall of Fame numbers since day one. Now the big question is whether he doped to do it. OF COREY HART has improved his batting eye and is no longer an on-base liability. He's also one of the few Brewers hitters who plays even average defense. 3B ARAMIS RAMIREZ is on the down side of his career, but remains productive. Backup TAYLOR GREEN should see decent time behind him though. IF MAT GAMEL is slated to start at first; nobody knows if he'll be any good. He sure as heck won't be Prince Fielder. C JONATHAN LUCROY was effective in a middle-of-the-road kind of way. Fourth OF CARLOS GOMEZ still can't hit. SS ALEX GONZALEZ will play every day and has decent pop for a middle infielder. |
STARTING PITCHING: The Brewers' front three is among the most formidable in baseball. YOVANI GALLARDO has improved his peripherals every year as a starter. High pitch counts used to chase him early in games, but not anymore. One day he'll win a Cy Young. ZACK GREINKE was a product of bad defense, bad luck, and an unusually high home run rate. In the second half, he was a beast. SHAUN MARCUM pulled a reverse Greinke, starting brilliantly then fading down the stretch. Not too surprising, given the durability issues that have followed Marcum throughout his career. Most teams would still kill to have him as their No. 3 starter. People laughed when the Crew signed RANDY WOLF for three years and $30 million, but he's been a highly dependable innings-eater in both seasons as a Brewer. The same holds for CHRIS NARVESON. He's the very definition of a back-end guy, but as fifth starters go, he's pretty good.
RELIEF PITCHING: JOHN AXFORD and his Long John Silver's facial hair are proof positive that you don't need to spend a fortune on a closer. Axford was an undrafted retread when Milwaukee signed him. The list of 'proven closers' with fat contracts that Axford has outpitched each of the past two years is a deep one. FRANCISCO RODRIGUEZ ruined the Brewers' offseason plans by accepting arbitration. He's a decent bet for some cheap saves, and still brings it with that crazy body-flinging delivery. But the team may still deal him at some point this season. KAMERON LOE has made a reasonably smooth transition to full-time reliever.
|LA DODGERS: HITTING: The Dodgers were ravaged with injuries in 2010 and finished in the bottom third in the majors in runs (4.00 per game), homers (117) and OPS (.697). None of these poor numbers were the fault of OF MATT KEMP, who finished second in MVP voting with a .324 BA, 39 HR, 126 RBI and 40 steals. He says he wants a 50-50 season in 2012. 1B JAMES LONEY had the second-most homers (12) of any returning player, and batted .357 with a .608 SLG after August 1. If speedy SS DEE GORDON learns to be more patient at the plate (7 BB in 224 AB), he could score 90 runs from the top of the order. OF ANDRE ETHIER made headlines with a 30-game hit streak, but was once again dominated by lefties (.563 OPS). The team is counting on two veterans to drive in runs. 3B JUAN URIBE has been a walking infirmary lately, but still has 15-HR power, and OF JUAN RIVERA had 46 RBI in 219 AB after coming to the Dodgers. Two guys named Ellis, 2B MARK ELLIS and C A.J. ELLIS, will bat at the bottom of the order. |
STARTING PITCHING: The Dodgers remain one of the better rotations in baseball, placing third in the majors in ERA (3.41) and fourth in opponents' BA (.242). The biggest reason for the success was the NL Cy Young and Triple Crown-winning performance of CLAYTON KERSHAW, who tied for the NL lead in wins (21) and topped all NL pitchers in ERA (2.28) and strikeouts (248). Fellow southpaw TED LILLY had a down year overall (12-14, 3.97 ERA), but had a fantastic final two months of the season (2.09 ERA, 0.93 WHIP). CHAD BILLINGSLEY notched his fifth straight season of double-digit wins, despite sporting a mediocre 4.21 ERA and 1.45 WHIP. AARON HARANG signed a two-year, $12M deal to join the Dodgers rotation. He won 14 games for the lowly Padres last year and finished with a career-best 3.64 ERA. CHRIS CAPUANO left the Mets for richer pastures (2-yr, $10M) of Los Angeles. Although he pitched well at spacious Citi Field (3.82 ERA, 1.21 WHIP), he was terrible on the road (5.42 ERA, 1.51 WHIP).
RELIEF PITCHING: Jonathan Broxton is gone, ending any kind of closer controversy the Dodgers may have been trying to avoid. JAVY GUERRA is the closer, and for good reason. He converted 21-of-23 save chances while posting a 2.31 ERA, 1.18 WHIP and allowing just two homers in 46.2 innings. If Guerra falters, manager Don Mattingly can afford to have a short leash with KENLEY JANSEN as his set-up man. Jansen led the majors with an insane 16.1 K-per-9 ratio and limited opponents to a .159 BA and .228 slugging percentage. At age 24, his upside is extremely high. MATT GUERRIER is a usually reliable reliever, but he is coming off a subpar 2011 campaign (4.07 ERA, 1.27 WHIP).
|~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PA SPORTSTICKER NL PREVIEW (MILWAUKEE-LA DODGERS) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ |
*Brewers-Dodgers Preview* =========================
By ALAN FERGUSON STATS Writer
Milwaukee (11-10) at Los Angeles (11-11), 4:10 p.m. EDT
While he's often shined at Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles ace Clayton Kershaw has also struggled in recent games there against the Milwaukee Brewers.
The left-hander will try to end those woes while Milwaukee's ailing Kyle Lohse is hoping to continue his success in Los Angeles in Sunday's series finale against the Dodgers.
Kershaw (2-2, 2.14 ERA) is 36-18 with a 2.32 ERA in 82 starts in his home stadium, but he's 0-3 with an 8.47 ERA in four all-time matchups there against the Brewers and 0-2 with a 15.43 ERA in his last two.
In his only game against Milwaukee last season, he gave up five runs, eight hits and four walks over 5 2-3 innings in a 6-3 loss in Los Angeles on May 30.
Kershaw allowed two runs and three hits to the New York Mets on Tuesday but he also matched a season high with four walks and needed 111 pitches to get through five innings in a 7-2 victory. Kershaw, who did not get a decision, has received a combined four runs of support from the Dodgers (11-12) in his last four outings but put the blame squarely on himself.
"I just beat myself. I was awful," Kershaw said. "The team won in spite of me, not because of me. I did everything wrong, just a lot of cardinal sins."
Lohse (1-1, 2.52) has done quite a bit right in his last three starts at Dodger Stadium, going 2-0 with a 2.37 ERA. He gave up three runs over 5 2-3 innings in his only visit there in 2012 while with St. Louis, but the Cardinals fell 6-5 on May 20.
Lohse allowed two runs over seven innings to Los Angeles on July 25 but did not get a decision in a 3-2 win.
Lohse, signed to a three-year deal by Milwaukee on March 26, has given up two runs or fewer in three of his first four starts with the Brewers. He allowed one run over five innings in San Diego on Monday before having to leave a 7-1 win with a dislocated left pinky.
The right-hander suffered the injury while running to first base in the sixth but earned his first victory for Milwaukee (12-10).
"You never feel really 100 percent out there, anyway," Lohse told the team's website about his upcoming start. "If someone says they do, they're lying."
After having a four-game win streak at Dodger Stadium snapped in the series opener, the Brewers bounced back for a 6-4 victory Saturday. Carlos Gomez hit the go-ahead two-run homer in the seventh, and Jim Henderson earned his sixth save in as many chances by getting A.J. Ellis to ground out with runners on second and third in the ninth.
"It was a really good game for Gomey," manager Ron Roenicke said. "He's been really hot. I think what I like also is he's not out there just swinging at everything like he does at times. There are times when he'll have a great at-bat."
Gomez, batting .500 (20 for 40) with three home runs over his last 12 games, is 3 for 4 all-time against Kershaw and Rickie Weeks is 3 for 6 with two doubles.
Adrian Gonzalez, limited to a backup role Saturday due to a skin infection on his leg, is 8 for 21 (.381) with four doubles and a home run lifetime against Lohse. Andre Ethier is 6 for 17 (.353).
|Last Updated: 8/30/2014 9:28:51 AM EST|