|MIAMI ( SANABIA )|
SAN DIEGO ( STULTS )
|905||MIAMI||+140||Ov 7.5,-110||+165||Ov 7.5,+115|
|906||SAN DIEGO||-150||Un 7.5,-110||-175||Un 7.5,-135|
|vs Left-handed Starters||2-9||-5.7||3-8||1.4||0.198||0.259||4.4||0.250||0.323|
|Past 7 Games||3-4||+0.8||3-4||3.9||0.238||0.293||3.7||0.200||0.265|
|vs Right-handed Starters||8-12||-2.7||9-10||3.8||0.248||0.317||4.6||0.270||0.341|
|Past 7 Games||5-2||+3.2||3-4||5.3||0.247||0.312||4.3||0.240||0.328|
|4/23/2013||FERNANDEZ(R)||@ MINNESOTA||CORREIA(R)||3-4||L||140||7.5 un||U||6||5||0||7||6||0|
|4/23/2013||NOLASCO(R)||@ MINNESOTA||PELFREY(R)||8-5||W||135||7.5 un||O||16||9||1||9||8||0|
|4/25/2013||SLOWEY(R)||CHICAGO CUBS||JACKSON(R)||3-4||L||+105||7.5 un||U||6||9||1||6||4||0|
|4/26/2013||LEBLANC(L)||CHICAGO CUBS||FELDMAN(R)||2-4||L||-110||7.5 un||U||9||7||0||10||6||0|
|4/27/2013||SANABIA(R)||CHICAGO CUBS||WOOD(L)||2-3||L||+105||7.5 un||U||5||5||1||8||6||0|
|4/28/2013||NOLASCO(R)||CHICAGO CUBS||VILLANUEVA(R)||6-4||W||+105||7 ov||O||7||3||0||7||5||0|
|4/29/2013||FERNANDEZ(R)||NY METS||HARVEY(R)||4-3||W||+130||7 un||P||16||14||1||11||14||0|
|4/30/2013||SLOWEY(R)||NY METS||HEFNER(R)||2-1||W||+110||8 un||U||5||4||0||4||2||0|
|5/1/2013||LEBLANC(L)||NY METS||GEE(R)||6-7||L||+120||8 un||O||13||7||1||13||9||2|
|5/2/2013||SANABIA(R)||@ PHILADELPHIA||KENDRICK(R)||2-7||L||225||7.5 un||O||7||6||1||8||5||0|
|5/3/2013||NOLASCO(R)||@ PHILADELPHIA||PETTIBONE(R)||1-4||L||160||7.5 ov||U||6||8||1||8||4||0|
|5/4/2013||FERNANDEZ(R)||@ PHILADELPHIA||HAMELS(L)||2-0||W||195||7.5 un||U||6||4||0||1||3||0|
|5/5/2013||SLOWEY(R)||@ PHILADELPHIA||HALLADAY(R)||14-2||W||175||7 un||O||13||9||2||4||4||1|
|5/6/2013||LEBLANC(L)||@ SAN DIEGO||CASHNER(R)||0-5||L||180||7 un||U||5||6||2||5||6||0|
|5/7/2013||SANABIA(R)||@ SAN DIEGO||STULTS(L)|| |
|5/8/2013||NOLASCO(R)||@ SAN DIEGO||MARQUIS(R)|| |
|5/10/2013||FERNANDEZ(R)||@ LA DODGERS||MAGILL(R)|| |
|5/11/2013||SLOWEY(R)||@ LA DODGERS||RYU(L)|| |
|5/12/2013||LEBLANC(L)||@ LA DODGERS||CAPUANO(L)|| |
|5/14/2013|| ||CINCINNATI|| || |
|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)||6-4||W||+115||7.5 ov||O||9||7||0||10||9||0|
|4/29/2013||RICHARD(L)||@ CHICAGO CUBS||SAMARDZIJA(R)||3-5||L||150||9 un||U||8||11||0||10||6||1|
|4/30/2013||VOLQUEZ(R)||@ CHICAGO CUBS||JACKSON(R)||13-7||W||115||10.5 ov||O||17||8||0||11||6||2|
|5/1/2013||CASHNER(R)||@ CHICAGO CUBS||FELDMAN(R)||2-6||L||-115||9 ev||U||3||3||1||9||9||1|
|5/2/2013||STULTS(L)||@ CHICAGO CUBS||WOOD(L)||4-2||W||115||7.5 un||U||7||6||0||9||9||0|
|5/10/2013||VOLQUEZ(R)||@ TAMPA BAY||COBB(R)|| |
|5/11/2013||CASHNER(R)||@ TAMPA BAY||HELLICKSON(R)|| |
|5/12/2013||STULTS(L)||@ TAMPA BAY||HERNANDEZ(R)|| |
|5/14/2013|| ||@ BALTIMORE|| || |
|MIAMI: HITTING: Ozzie Guillen takes over as manager for the newly named Miami Marlins, who will open their new retractable-roof Marlins Ballpark in 2012. Indoor games could generate more offense, but the fences are pretty deep (340' to left, 384' to 392' power alleys, 416' center and 335' right). New SS JOSE REYES led the NL with a .337 average and posted a career-best .384 OBP. Malcontent HANLEY RAMIREZ will reluctantly move to 3B, but hopefully he will play harder under Guillen than he has under the previous two skippers. OF GIANCARLO STANTON hit 34 HR last year and will drive in 100 if Ramirez stays healthy. OF LOGAN MORRISON cranked 23 bombs, but his batting average dipped to .247 with this new-found power. 1B GABY SANCHEZ fizzled after August 1 (.211 BA), but still had 19 HR and 78 RBI. OF EMILIO BONIFACIO swiped 40 bases and led the team with a .296 average, but he'll move down the order because of Reyes. C JOHN BUCK and 2B OMAR INFANTE's jobs are secure, but 22-year-old prospect MATT DOMINGUEZ might start 2012 in Triple-A instead of sitting and watching Ramirez and Sanchez at the corner infield spots. |
STARTING PITCHING: JOSH JOHNSON is dominant when healthy, but he's made only 88 starts over the past five seasons. His shoulder feels great after surgery last year, and he expects to take the mound on Opening Day. MARK BUEHRLE followed his former manager and signed a 4-year, $58M deal with Miami. The 33-year-old lefty was 13-9 with a 3.59 ERA last year, his 11th straight season of 200+ IP and 10+ wins. RICKY NOLASCO once again had 10 wins and a strong K-to-BB ratio (3.4), but also sported an 8.18 ERA and 1.61 WHIP in his final eight starts. ANIBAL SANCHEZ posted a second straight productive season, fanning 202 batters in 196.1 innings. He did give up twice as many HR (20) as he did in 2010 though. CARLOS ZAMBRANO will begin 2012 in the rotation, but where he ends up is anybody's guess. If Guillen can motivate him, Zambrano has plenty of innings left in his 30-year-old arm.
RELIEF PITCHING: The signing of HEATH BELL to a three-year deal gives the Marlins a reliable long-term closer for the first time since Robb Nen in the mid-'90s. Bell's numbers could suffer a bit with the move to a smaller ballpark and an alarming drop in strikeout rate (11.1 in 2010 to 7.3 in 2011), but he still throws 94 mph. STEVE CISHEK will be the main set-up man for Bell and could see a handful of saves, converting all three opportunities last year and fanning 55 batters in 54.2 innings. MIKE DUNN is the lefty set-up man in this bullpen. He has great stuff (100 K in 86 career innings), but remains extremely wild (53 walks in those 86 IP).
|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 (MIAMI-SAN DIEGO) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ |
*Marlins-Padres Preview* ========================
By MATT BEARDMORE STATS Writer
Miami (10-23) at San Diego (14-18), 10:10 p.m. EDT
The San Diego Padres' surge has them out of the NL West cellar.
Chase Headley and rookie Jedd Gyorko deserve much of the credit for that.
The Padres go for their 10th victory in 13 games on Tuesday night when they continue their series at Petco Park against the NL-worst Miami Marlins.
Since falling a season-worst 10 games below .500 on April 23, the Padres (14-18) have gone 9-3 to climb into fourth, percentage points ahead of the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Headley, who missed the first 14 games with a broken left thumb, is batting a team-best .348 with two homers and seven RBIs during that stretch. The veteran third baseman went 2 for 4 - including an RBI double - and extended his hitting streak to 11 in Monday's 5-0 victory.
"We're playing the way we thought we were capable at the start of the season," Headley said after San Diego prevented a fourth consecutive home loss in this series and a third straight victory by the Marlins (10-23).
Gyorko is also doing plenty of damage during the 12-game surge, batting .326 with a team-high three homers - all in the last six games, including a solo shot on Monday.
The Padres, who recorded their first shutout of the season behind Andrew Cashner's gem, will give the ball to Eric Stults (2-2, 5.08 ERA) as they try to win for the eighth time in their last nine at Petco Park.
San Diego has won the veteran left-hander's last two outings, both no-decisions. Stults, who went 6 2-3 innings in Thursday's 4-2 victory at the Chicago Cubs, is 0-1 with a 4.91 ERA in two starts against the Marlins. The last time he faced them was in 2009 while with the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Miami will counter with San Diego native Alex Sanabia (2-4, 4.67), who will make his first start against the Padres.
"I'm definitely excited being back home," he told the Padres' official website.
The right-hander, though, has lost each of his last three outings. Sanabia permitted four runs in Thursday's 7-2 road loss to Philadelphia, but two of those were unearned due a fifth-inning error by second baseman Donovan Solano, who was placed on the DL on Monday with left side discomfort.
"I can't control any of (the errors)," Sanabia said. "I just go out and do my job."
The Marlins, last in the majors with a .226 batting average and 98 runs after getting blanked for the fifth time on Monday, have been doing the job at the plate when Sanabia takes the ball. The right-hander's 4.93 run-support average leads the club.
Sanabia has also been more effective on the road, posting a 3.71 ERA in three outings compared to 5.60 in three in Miami.
Marlins rookie Marcell Ozuna went hitless on Monday for the first time since being called up April 30 to replace injured outfielder Giancarlo Stanton, but he's still batting a team-high .400 (8 for 20) with a homer and four RBIs in the first half of Miami's 10-game trip.
Matt Diaz could see action for the Marlins for the fourth time since being promoted from Triple-A New Orleans on Thursday, as he's 2 for 2 off Stults.
Chris Coghlan is the only other current Marlin with an at-bat against the southpaw, going 0 for 2.
|Last Updated: 10/21/2014 1:48:51 PM EST|