|SAN FRANCISCO ( VOGELSONG )|
SAN DIEGO ( MARQUIS )
|961||SAN FRANCISCO||-110||Ov 7.5,+100||-125||Ov 7.5,-105|
|962||SAN DIEGO||+100||Un 7.5,-120||+115||Un 7.5,-115|
|vs Right-handed Starters||8-8||-1.4||8-8||4.1||0.252||0.317||4.7||0.247||0.312|
|Past 7 Games||3-4||-2||3-4||3.7||0.240||0.269||3.3||0.230||0.292|
|vs Right-handed Starters||5-10||-3.9||7-7||3.2||0.247||0.317||4.7||0.271||0.340|
|Past 7 Games||3-4||-1||3-4||2.3||0.223||0.287||4.1||0.219||0.266|
|4/14/2013||LINCECUM(R)||@ CHICAGO CUBS||JACKSON(R)||10-7||W||-110||9.5 un||O||13||8||0||9||6||0|
|4/16/2013||ZITO(L)||@ MILWAUKEE||PERALTA(R)||8-10||L||105||8.5 ov||O||12||9||0||12||5||1|
|4/17/2013||VOGELSONG(R)||@ MILWAUKEE||LOHSE(R)||3-4||L||115||8.5 un||U||6||5||1||9||7||0|
|4/18/2013||CAIN(R)||@ MILWAUKEE||GALLARDO(R)||2-7||L||-110||7.5 un||O||7||7||0||8||2||1|
|4/19/2013||BUMGARNER(L)||SAN DIEGO||VOLQUEZ(R)||3-2||W||-220||7 ev||U||10||9||0||5||3||0|
|4/20/2013||LINCECUM(R)||SAN DIEGO||CASHNER(R)||2-0||W||-150||7.5 un||U||3||2||0||5||7||0|
|4/21/2013||ZITO(L)||SAN DIEGO||STULTS(L)||5-0||W||-130||7.5 ov||U||8||4||0||6||6||0|
|4/26/2013||LINCECUM(R)||@ SAN DIEGO||CASHNER(R)||1-2||L||-105||7 un||U||7||6||0||6||6||0|
|4/27/2013||ZITO(L)||@ SAN DIEGO||STULTS(L)||7-8||L||100||7.5 un||O||11||5||2||14||11||2|
|4/28/2013||VOGELSONG(R)||@ SAN DIEGO||MARQUIS(R)|| |
|4/29/2013||CAIN(R)||@ ARIZONA||KENNEDY(R)|| |
|4/30/2013||BUMGARNER(L)||@ ARIZONA||CAHILL(R)|| |
|5/1/2013||LINCECUM(R)||@ ARIZONA||MCCARTHY(R)|| |
|5/3/2013|| ||LA DODGERS|| || |
|5/4/2013|| ||LA DODGERS|| || |
|5/5/2013|| ||LA DODGERS|| || |
|4/14/2013||RICHARD(L)||COLORADO||DE LA ROSA(L)||1-2||L||+100||8 un||U||2||5||0||3||7||0|
|4/15/2013||STULTS(L)||@ LA DODGERS||BILLINGSLEY(R)||6-3||W||155||6.5 un||O||9||8||0||12||9||1|
|4/16/2013||MARQUIS(R)||@ LA DODGERS||CAPUANO(L)||9-2||W||165||7 ov||O||15||10||0||4||7||0|
|4/17/2013||ROSS(R)||@ LA DODGERS||KERSHAW(L)||7-2||W||230||6.5 un||O||13||12||0||10||14||1|
|4/19/2013||VOLQUEZ(R)||@ SAN FRANCISCO||BUMGARNER(L)||2-3||L||200||7 ev||U||5||3||0||10||9||0|
|4/20/2013||CASHNER(R)||@ SAN FRANCISCO||LINCECUM(R)||0-2||L||140||7.5 un||U||5||7||0||3||2||0|
|4/21/2013||STULTS(L)||@ SAN FRANCISCO||ZITO(L)||0-5||L||120||7.5 ov||U||6||6||0||8||4||0|
|4/26/2013||CASHNER(R)||SAN FRANCISCO||LINCECUM(R)||2-1||W||-105||7 un||U||6||6||0||7||6||0|
|4/27/2013||STULTS(L)||SAN FRANCISCO||ZITO(L)||8-7||W||-110||7.5 un||O||14||11||2||11||5||2|
|4/28/2013||MARQUIS(R)||SAN FRANCISCO||VOGELSONG(R)|| |
|4/29/2013||RICHARD(L)||@ CHICAGO CUBS||SAMARDZIJA(R)|| |
|4/30/2013||VOLQUEZ(R)||@ CHICAGO CUBS||JACKSON(R)|| |
|5/1/2013||CASHNER(R)||@ CHICAGO CUBS||FELDMAN(R)|| |
|5/2/2013||STULTS(L)||@ CHICAGO CUBS||WOOD(L)|| |
|5/3/2013|| ||ARIZONA|| || |
|5/4/2013|| ||ARIZONA|| || |
|5/5/2013|| ||ARIZONA|| || |
|SAN FRANCISCO: HITTING: The Giants scored the second-fewest runs in the majors. But the additions of OF MELKY CABRERA (.305 BA, 18 HR, 87 RBI, 102 runs) and OF ANGEL PAGAN (32 SB) at the top of the order will certainly help. C BUSTER POSEY's surgically repaired ankle should be fully healed for the start of the season, and the 25-year-old's .368 OBP is certainly needed. 3B PABLO SANDOVAL was the team's best hitter in 2011 (.315 BA, 23 HR, 70 RBI) and was the only legitimate power source. The right side of the infield consists of veteran players past their prime. 1B AUBREY HUFF had his worst season, hitting .246 with 12 HR, but the 35-year-old will continue to bat in the middle of the lineup. 2B FREDDY SANCHEZ, 34, missed 50+ games for the third straight year as he suffered a torn labrum. SS BRANDON CRAWFORD has a slick glove but he's not close to being a legitimate major-league hitter (.204 career BA). OF BRANDON BELT, 23, has future star potential, but will be in a reserve role. OF NATE SCHIERHOLTZ (.756 OPS) provides a reliable bat in right field. |
STARTING PITCHING: San Francisco ranked second in the majors in ERA (3.28), strikeouts (5.4 per game) and Opp. BA (.237). TIM LINCECUM was the ace once again with a 2.74 ERA and 220 strikeouts, but carried a sub-.500 record (13-14). Including playoffs, Lincecum has thrown an average of 230 innings per season since 2008. MATT CAIN also had a phenomenal year, carting a 2.88 ERA, team-best 1.08 WHIP and fanning 179 batters. He allowed only nine home runs in 221.2 innings of work. 22-year-old lefty MADISON BUMGARNER had a solid first full season, finishing with a 3.21 ERA, and a 4.2 K-to-BB ratio (191 strikeouts, 46 walks). RYAN VOGELSONG was an unbelievable story, returning to the majors for the first time since 2006 and going 13-7 with a 2.71 ERA. Although he's 34, his arm has plenty of innings left. BARRY ZITO will likely earn the final spot in the rotation as prospect ERIC SURKAMP gets more seasoning in Triple-A. Zito posted a career-worst 5.87 ERA while Surkamp carted a 1.84 WHIP in six starts.
RELIEF PITCHING: The success of the San Francisco bullpen hinges on BRIAN WILSON, who had a down year (1.47 WHIP, 54 K, 31 BB) because of elbow problems. Surgery was not required for his ailment, so expect a nice bounce-back season from this elite closer. If Wilson gets injured again, SERGIO ROMO could get called upon in the late innings. But even if he doesn't save a game, he still has plenty of value as a set-up man, notching a gaudy 13.1 strikeout rate and 0.71 WHIP last year. In 48 innings, he struck out 70 batters and only walked five. JEREMY AFFELDT is the top lefty in the Giants pen. He notched a strong 2.63 ERA and also tallied a career-best 1.15 WHIP last year.
|SAN DIEGO: HITTING: This was by far the worst lineup in the National League in runs (3.66 per game), HR (91), and OPS (.653). 1B JESUS GUZMAN had 44 RBI in just 247 at-bats thanks to a 1.094 OPS with RISP. 1B YONDER ALONSO, the key piece of the Mat Latos trade, will play first every day, moving Guzman to a back-up role. OF CAMERON MAYBIN used his speed to steal 40 bases and score 82 runs. OF CARLOS QUENTIN was acquired from the White Sox and will provide much-needed power in the middle of the batting order when he returns to the field sometime in late April/early May after having knee surgery. Slugger KYLE BLANKS will fill the void. In 420 career at-bats, he has 20 homers, but also has a .219 BA and 152 strikeouts. SS JASON BARTLETT had a disappointing first season in San Diego, hitting only two home runs in 554 at-bats and posting a pathetic .615 OPS as the team's No. 2 hitter in the lineup. Mediocre OF WILL VENABLE (.705 OPS) would not start for any other team in the majors. 3B CHASE HEADLEY batted .289 with a .374 OBP, but failed to provide any power from the three-hole. Oft-injured C NICK HUNDLEY had an .824 OPS and 9 HR in half a season. SS ORLANDO HUDSON batted just .246 with 92 strikeouts and just 31 walks. |
STARTING PITCHING: This young staff finished sixth in the majors with a 3.62 ERA. TIM STAUFFER struggled to pitch outside of spacious Petco Park, posting a 4.95 ERA and 1.39 WHIP on the road (2.57 ERA, 1.13 WHIP at home). Two starters both underwent surgery on their throwing shoulders last summer, but are expected to be ready for the start of the season. Lefty CLAYTON RICHARD had just 53 K and 38 BB in 99.2 innings, but he posted a strong 2.30 ERA and 1.11 WHIP at home last year. The 2011 campaign was the year to judge whether EDINSON VOLQUEZ was all the way back from major arm surgery. Well, the jury's in and the verdict isn't kind. The move to San Diego can only cure so much. Right-hander DUSTIN MOSELEY enjoyed his first season in the NL, posting career-best marks in ERA (3.30) and WHIP (1.28). But like Richard, his 64 K and 36 BB in 120 innings were unimpressive. CORY LUEBKE began 2011 in the bullpen, but was moved the rotation, which is where he'll stay in 2012. In 17 starts last year, he shined with a 3.31 ERA and 111 K in 100.2 IP.
RELIEF PITCHING: For the first time since 2008, somebody other than Heath Bell will close games for the Padres. HUSTON STREET will certainly benefit from the move to hitter haven Coors Field to pitcher-friendly Petco Park. Street had a 4.20 home ERA in three seasons in Colorado, while posting a stellar 2.59 ERA on the road. If Street gets hurt, the two leading candidates for the closer role are LUKE GREGERSON and ERNESTO FRIERI. Gregerson is the more consistent pitcher of the two, but Frieri throws harder than Gregerson and has a stellar 11.1 strikeout rate in his three-year career.
|~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PA SPORTSTICKER NL PREVIEW (SAN FRANCISCO-SAN DIEGO) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ |
*Giants-Padres Preview* =======================
By JEFF MEZYDLO STATS Senior Writer
San Francisco (13-11) at San Diego (8-15), 4:10 p.m. EDT
The San Diego Padres are in position to sweep a series from the San Francisco Giants for the first time in three seasons.
Looking for a season-high fourth straight victory, the Padres can accomplish that feat by handing the visiting Giants a fifth consecutive loss Sunday.
San Diego (8-15) totaled two runs and was shut out twice while being swept at San Francisco (13-11) last weekend, but has scored 10 in the first two games of this set and rallied from a 5-0 deficit to win 8-7 in 12 innings Saturday. Yonder Alonso scored the winning run when San Francisco second baseman Marco Scutaro couldn't come up with Nick Hundley's grounder.
"It gives us great momentum, a chance to sweep," said Hundley, who is batting .342 in 10 homes games this season. "We've got to get another one (Sunday)."
The Padres, who last swept the Giants both home and away in 2010, have scored 12 runs during a three-game winning streak that followed a five-game slide where it totaled six runs.
Alonso and Kyle Blanks each had three hits and combined to drive in three runs Saturday for the Padres, who scored six times in the fourth inning and tied the game with a run in the seventh.
"Wins like this give you life," said Alonso, who had three doubles. "They give you an opportunity to build some momentum and create a string of positive results."
Alonso is 7 for 19 (.368) with four RBIs in five games.
The Padres hope scheduled starter Jason Marquis (1-2, 4.63 ERA) can bounce back after he allowed seven runs and walked four in 4 2-3 innings of a 7-1 loss to Milwaukee on Monday. Seven of the 15 runs the right-hander has yielded this season have come in the first inning.
"I've been battling for a while," Marquis told the Padres' official website. "When you throw balls out over the middle of the plate with not much on them, that's obviously what happens. I've just got to focus on getting better.
"I just don't feel comfortable on the mound."
Marquis, however, is 6-5 with a 2.82 ERA in 14 starts versus San Francisco.
Pablo Sandoval is batting .353 (6 for 17) with two home runs against Marquis. The slugger had three hits Saturday after he went 0 for 9 in the previous two contests for the Giants, who have dropped three straight one-run games.
San Francisco's Barry Zito was charged with five unearned runs in the San Diego fourth.
"He just couldn't get the last out in the fourth," manager Bruce Bochy said. "That's what killed us."
Scheduled San Francisco starter Ryan Vogelsong (1-1, 5.68) went 3-1 with a 2.05 ERA against the Padres last season. He's yielded a run and five hits over six innings in each of his last two outings versus San Diego.
The right-hander allowed one home run against the Padres in 2012, but has served up four in his last three starts overall. He gave up two solo shots and two other runs in seven innings while not factoring in the decision of a 5-4 win over Arizona on Monday.
San Diego's Will Venable is 0 for 9 in the last three games but 6 for 10 against Vogelsong.
|Last Updated: 9/1/2014 8:47:58 PM EST|