|MIAMI ( SLOWEY )|
LA DODGERS ( RYU )
|913||MIAMI||+160||Ov 7,+105||+185||Ov 7,+105|
|914||LA DODGERS||-170||Un 7,-125||-200||Un 7,-125|
|vs Left-handed Starters||2-10||-6.7||3-9||1.3||0.194||0.255||4.4||0.257||0.329|
|Past 7 Games||3-4||+1||2-5||3.3||0.204||0.272||3.0||0.200||0.260|
|vs Right-handed Starters||8-14||-10||15-6||3.6||0.242||0.315||5.1||0.279||0.340|
|Past 7 Games||0-7||-8.8||4-2||3.4||0.276||0.341||5.4||0.277||0.348|
|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||4||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)||1-5||L||165||7.5 un||U||7||6||2||10||4||1|
|5/8/2013||NOLASCO(R)||@ SAN DIEGO||MARQUIS(R)||0-1||L||145||7 ov||U||5||4||0||4||5||0|
|5/10/2013||FERNANDEZ(R)||@ LA DODGERS||MAGILL(R)||5-4||W||130||7 un||O||6||4||0||10||7||0|
|5/11/2013||SLOWEY(R)||@ LA DODGERS||RYU(L)|| |
|5/12/2013||LEBLANC(L)||@ LA DODGERS||CAPUANO(L)|| |
|5/18/2013|| ||ARIZONA|| || |
|4/30/2013||RYU(L)||COLORADO||DE LA ROSA(L)||6-2||W||-145||7 un||O||13||9||0||5||5||0|
|5/3/2013||KERSHAW(L)||@ SAN FRANCISCO||ZITO(L)||1-2||L||-140||6.5 un||U||11||13||1||4||5||1|
|5/4/2013||MAGILL(R)||@ SAN FRANCISCO||VOGELSONG(R)||9-10||L||135||7.5 ov||O||15||11||0||15||13||0|
|5/5/2013||RYU(L)||@ SAN FRANCISCO||CAIN(R)||3-4||L||105||7 un||P||8||9||0||9||6||0|
|5/17/2013||RYU(L)||@ ATLANTA||MAHOLM(L)|| |
|5/18/2013|| ||@ ATLANTA|| || |
|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).
|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 (MIAMI-LA DODGERS) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ |
*Marlins-Dodgers Preview* =========================
By JEFF BARTL STATS Writer
Miami (10-25) at Los Angeles (13-20), 9:10 p.m. EDT
Times have become so tough for the Los Angeles Dodgers that even the offensively challenged Miami Marlins are finding ways to beat them.
Los Angeles, on the verge of its longest losing streak in nearly 21 years, looks to get back on track Saturday night in another matchup of last-place clubs.
The last-place Dodgers (13-21) have been one of baseball's biggest early season disappointments despite a roster filled with high-priced former All-Stars that raised expectations. They haven't lived up to the billing, though, dropping their eighth straight after squandering a three-run lead before falling 5-4 to NL-worst Miami on Friday.
Los Angeles, which got its only runs on a three-run homer from Adrian Gonzalez in the first inning, hasn't lost nine straight since a 10-game skid June 10-21, 1992.
Carl Crawford went 3 for 5 on Friday and is hitting .353 over his last nine and Matt Kemp has a nine-game hitting streak for the Dodgers, who are batting a solid .270 during the losing streak.
The pitching staff, though, has posted a 5.37 ERA during that stretch, and Hyun-Jin Ryu will try to improve that mark and help end the skid when he takes the mound Saturday.
Ryu (3-2, 3.71 ERA) suffered his first loss in six starts after allowing four runs and eight hits in six innings of Sunday's 4-3 defeat at San Francisco. The rookie left-hander has gone at least six frames in each of his outings and has 48 strikeouts in 43 2-3 innings.
He'll face a Marlins offense that ranks among the worst in numerous categories but mustered enough runs to end a three-game losing streak Friday.
Derek Dietrich's first major league homer - a three-run shot in the fourth - tied the game before Miami (11-25) added two more runs in the seventh. It had been outscored 11-1 during a three-game sweep at San Diego prior to beginning this series.
Juan Pierre, who played for the Dodgers from 2007-09, had the tie-breaking RBI single and is 7 for 15 over his last four games.
"We've been waiting on a big hit," manager Mike Redmond said. "Got a young kid up there (Dietrich) who's taking advantage of an opportunity."
The Marlins still rank last in the majors in batting average (.224), runs (104) and home runs (20) and have an NL-worst .288 on-base percentage, though they had their best offensive performance the last time Kevin Slowey took the mound.
Slowey (1-2, 1.81) had his winless streak end at 22 appearances after he gave up two hits in seven scoreless innings of a 14-2 win at Philadelphia on Sunday. He hasn't allowed more than three runs in any start and he finally got some help from his offense, receiving 12 runs of support after being provided with only four over his previous six outings combined.
"I'm really thankful for the opportunity to get a win," Slowey said. "When you don't have a win since 2010, you're thankful to still get the ball every fifth day."
The right-hander, who has never faced the Dodgers, has a 0.98 ERA in three road starts this season.
|Last Updated: 9/3/2014 1:38:50 AM EST|