|SAN FRANCISCO ( BUMGARNER )|
ARIZONA ( CAHILL )
|961||SAN FRANCISCO||-115||Ov 8,-120||-110||Ov 8,-110|
|962||ARIZONA||+105||Un 8,+100||+100||Un 8,-110|
|vs Right-handed Starters||9-9||-1.6||10-8||4.2||0.257||0.326||4.8||0.247||0.313|
|Past 7 Games||2-5||-4.2||5-2||4.1||0.263||0.308||4.7||0.246||0.316|
|vs Left-handed Starters||5-5||+0||2-8||3.7||0.227||0.303||3.4||0.228||0.321|
|Past 7 Games||5-2||+3.3||2-4||3.7||0.232||0.302||3.4||0.261||0.322|
|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)||4-6||L||-125||7.5 ov||O||10||9||0||9||7||0|
|4/29/2013||CAIN(R)||@ ARIZONA||KENNEDY(R)||6-4||W||105||8.5 un||O||10||8||0||7||7||0|
|4/30/2013||BUMGARNER(L)||@ ARIZONA||CAHILL(R)|| |
|5/1/2013||LINCECUM(R)||@ ARIZONA||MCCARTHY(R)|| |
|5/3/2013||ZITO(L)||LA DODGERS||KERSHAW(L)|| |
|5/4/2013||VOGELSONG(R)||LA DODGERS||LILLY(L)|| |
|5/5/2013||CAIN(R)||LA DODGERS||RYU(L)|| |
|5/7/2013|| ||PHILADELPHIA|| || |
|4/16/2013||MCCARTHY(R)||@ NY YANKEES||NOVA(R)||2-4||L||120||9 un||U||8||8||0||12||10||0|
|4/17/2013||MILEY(L)||@ NY YANKEES||SABATHIA(L)||3-4||L||135||7.5 un||U||6||4||0||6||5||1|
|4/18/2013||CORBIN(L)||@ NY YANKEES||HUGHES(R)||6-2||W||-105||8.5 un||U||13||11||0||7||9||3|
|4/19/2013||KENNEDY(R)||@ COLORADO||CHACIN(R)||1-3||L||110||9.5 ev||U||5||4||0||3||3||1|
|4/20/2013||CAHILL(R)||@ COLORADO||DE LA ROSA(L)||3-4||L||105||9.5 un||U||6||3||2||6||8||0|
|4/21/2013||MCCARTHY(R)||@ COLORADO||NICASIO(R)||5-4||W||105||10 un||U||8||7||0||9||6||0|
|4/22/2013||MILEY(L)||@ SAN FRANCISCO||VOGELSONG(R)||4-5||L||105||7 un||O||9||5||0||11||6||0|
|4/23/2013||CORBIN(L)||@ SAN FRANCISCO||CAIN(R)||6-4||W||130||6.5 ev||O||10||8||0||12||7||3|
|4/24/2013||KENNEDY(R)||@ SAN FRANCISCO||BUMGARNER(L)||3-2||W||145||7 un||U||8||10||0||8||10||1|
|4/25/2013||CAHILL(R)||COLORADO||DE LA ROSA(L)||3-2||W||-135||9 un||U||8||5||1||6||10||1|
|4/29/2013||KENNEDY(R)||SAN FRANCISCO||CAIN(R)||4-6||L||-115||8.5 un||O||7||7||0||10||8||0|
|4/30/2013||CAHILL(R)||SAN FRANCISCO||BUMGARNER(L)|| |
|5/1/2013||MCCARTHY(R)||SAN FRANCISCO||LINCECUM(R)|| |
|5/3/2013||MILEY(L)||@ SAN DIEGO||MARQUIS(R)|| |
|5/4/2013||CORBIN(L)||@ SAN DIEGO||RICHARD(L)|| |
|5/5/2013||KENNEDY(R)||@ SAN DIEGO||VOLQUEZ(R)|| |
|5/6/2013||CAHILL(R)||@ LA DODGERS||BECKETT(R)|| |
|5/7/2013|| ||@ LA DODGERS|| || |
|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.
|ARIZONA: HITTING: Arizona's offense placed ninth in the majors in runs (4.5 per game), homers (172) and OPS (.736), thanks in big part to its young outfield trio. OF JUSTIN UPTON, 24, had a career year and led his team with a .289 BA, 31 HR, 88 RBI, 105 runs and a .369 OBP. OF GERARDO PARRA may have won a Gold Glove, but OF JASON KUBEL is the new leftfielder. Kubel's power numbers will improve in the desert. OF CHRIS YOUNG's .236 BA was poor, but his .331 OBP allowed him to score 89 times and swipe a team-high 22 SB. 1B PAUL GOLDSCHMIDT, 24, belted 30 homers in 103 Double-A games and continued his power in the majors with eight bombs in 156 at-bats. 3B RYAN ROBERTS (19 HR, 86 runs) and C MIGUEL MONTERO (18 HR, 86 RBI) also had career-best seasons. 2B AARON HILL was a great midseason acquisition from Toronto, tallying an .878 OPS in 33 games with Arizona. SS STEPHEN DREW batted only .252 with 5 HR in half a season before fracturing his ankle. He'll probably return in early May, and speedy WILLIE BLOOMQUIST will replace him in the starting lineup. |
STARTING PITCHING: D-backs starters won 71 games, sixth-most in baseball. IAN KENNEDY won 21 of those contests and led the team with a 2.88 ERA and 198 strikeouts. He also held batters to a .210 BA at hitter-friendly Chase Field. DANIEL HUDSON was strong in all facets as well, notching 16 wins, 169 K and a 3.49 ERA. He pitches like a seasoned veteran, but he's only 25. Newcomer TREVOR CAHILL was 6-1 with a 1.79 ERA in his first 10 starts before finishing 6-13 with a 5.25 ERA. Don't expect a huge comeback going from a pitcher's park to a hitter's park. The Diamondbacks brought back innings eater JOE SAUNDERS, which closed the door for stud prospect WADE MILEY to begin 2012 in Arizona's starting rotation. Once the first-round draft pick from 2008 cuts down on his walks, everything else should fall into place, and he should be pitching for the big club come September. JOSH COLLMENTER burst on the scene with his crazy delivery and was unhittable in his first six starts (1.05 ERA, 0.76 WHIP). He predictably tailed off, but still led the rotation with a 1.07 WHIP, walking just 28 batters in 154.1 innings.
RELIEF PITCHING: Arizona led the majors with 58 saves, as J.J. PUTZ tallied 45 of those. He didn't allow a run in his final 18 appearances, finishing with a 2.17 ERA, 0.91 WHIP and 9.5 K per 9 IP. He was unhittable on the road, giving up just one run on nine hits in 24.1 innings (.113 opp. BA). Putz does have a history of being injured, and if he gets hurt again, DAVID HERNANDEZ proved a worthy replacement, saving 11 games last year and posting a strong 10.0 K per 9 IP rate. He held opponents to a meager .193 BA. BRAD ZIEGLER was even better after Arizona acquired him at the deadline. In 23 appearances with the D-backs, the side-arming Ziegler notched a 1.74 ERA and 1.02 WHIP.
|~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PA SPORTSTICKER NL PREVIEW (SAN FRANCISCO-ARIZONA) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ |
*Giants-Diamondbacks Preview* =============================
By JEFF MEZYDLO STATS Senior Writer
San Francisco (13-12) at Arizona (15-10), 9:40 p.m. EDT
While the San Francisco Giants look to Madison Bumgarner to continue his strong start, they hope star third baseman Pablo Sandoval has not aggravated an injury that nagged him during spring training.
With Sandoval's status uncertain, Bumgarner tries to help the visiting Giants build on their first victory in a week Tuesday night against the Arizona Diamondbacks.
San Francisco (14-12) snapped its season-high five-game skid with a 6-4 win at Arizona on Monday, but Sandoval left with elbow discomfort. Sandoval, who had two hits with an RBI and is batting .327, was bothered by an elbow injury during spring training but has played in all but one game this season.
With or without him, the Giants should have some momentum.
Brandon Belt homered and delivered a two-out, two-run tiebreaking single in the eighth to help the Giants end a slide that began with two straight home losses to the Diamondbacks (15-11) last week.
"It's been a tough stretch for us here lately," said Belt, who is batting .522 (12 for 23) with two homers and seven RBIs in his last seven games versus Arizona. "But I don't think our attitude really changed coming into this game. We knew we had a team that could win and that's what we did."
The Giants should feel even more confident behind Bumgarner (3-0, 1.87 ERA), who went 5-1 with a 2.31 ERA in his first six starts of 2012 and has yielded seven runs in 33 2-3 innings through five in 2013. He's struck out 34 and walked eight while holding opposing hitters to a .190 average.
Bumgarner gave up one run, five hits and struck out seven in 7 1-3 innings of a 3-2, 10-inning loss to Arizona on Wednesday.
"I felt good," the left-hander told the Giants' official website. "Command felt good and arm felt good. Body felt pretty good. Everything was there."
That's not been the case recently at Arizona for Bumgarner, who is 1-2 with a 5.56 ERA in four starts at Chase Field after he went 1-0 with a 1.26 ERA in his first two there.
Arizona's Martin Prado is 2 for 13 against Bumgarner, but had two hits Monday after suffering through a 1-for-18 slump the previous four contests. Prado, Jason Kubel and Eric Chavez each homered as the Diamondbacks rallied from a 3-0 deficit but lost for the second time in seven games.
"We hit the ball out of the ballpark, we tied it up and they didn't die," Arizona manager Kirk Gibson said. "It went down to the end but it just wasn't our night."
The two-run shot is Kubel's only hit in six at-bats since coming off the disabled list Sunday from a strained quad.
Teammate Trevor Cahill (1-3, 3.00 ERA) takes the ball looking to build on Thursday's performance, when he gave up a run and overcame four walks in five innings of a 3-2 win over Colorado. Though Cahill earned his first win, he hopes to be more efficient after throwing 105 pitches against the Rockies.
"I'm searching for command," said Cahill, who has walked 12 in his five starts. "I'm getting behind in the count and it's like I'm losing a feel for the sinker. It's not going where I want the pitch to go."
The right-hander has walked 12 in seven starts while going 4-2 with a 2.76 ERA versus San Francisco.
|Last Updated: 10/21/2014 4:05:01 AM EST|