|ARIZONA ( CAHILL )|
SAN DIEGO ( STULTS )
|913||ARIZONA||+105||Ov 7,-120||+110||Ov 7,-105|
|914||SAN DIEGO||-115||Un 7,+100||-120||Un 7,-115|
|vs Left-handed Starters||13-10||+4.2||8-15||4.0||0.261||0.332||3.7||0.253||0.324|
|Past 7 Games||3-4||-0.8||5-2||4.9||0.272||0.339||6.3||0.318||0.371|
|vs Right-handed Starters||20-23||+0||21-21||4.0||0.239||0.303||4.6||0.258||0.326|
|Past 7 Games||5-2||+4||4-2||5.9||0.276||0.328||5.1||0.291||0.339|
|5/31/2013||MILEY(L)||@ CHICAGO CUBS||GARZA(R)||2-7||L||105||11 un||U||7||4||0||7||2||0|
|6/1/2013||KENNEDY(R)||@ CHICAGO CUBS||SAMARDZIJA(R)||12-4||W||130||9 ov||O||17||13||0||3||1||0|
|6/2/2013||CORBIN(L)||@ CHICAGO CUBS||JACKSON(R)||8-4||W||-125||7 un||O||13||12||1||6||6||1|
|6/3/2013||CAHILL(R)||@ ST LOUIS||LYNN(R)||1-7||L||140||7.5 un||O||7||6||0||14||8||0|
|6/4/2013||SKAGGS(L)||@ ST LOUIS||WACHA(R)||7-6||W||145||8 un||O||14||10||0||14||14||0|
|6/5/2013||MILEY(L)||@ ST LOUIS||KELLY(R)||10-3||W||125||8.5 un||O||11||6||1||12||8||1|
|6/6/2013||KENNEDY(R)||@ ST LOUIS||MILLER(R)||8-12||L||170||7.5 un||O||13||6||0||17||8||0|
|6/7/2013||CORBIN(L)||SAN FRANCISCO||CAIN(R)||3-1||W||-130||8.5 un||U||5||4||0||8||7||0|
|6/8/2013||CAHILL(R)||SAN FRANCISCO||BUMGARNER(L)||5-10||L||+105||8 un||O||8||6||1||15||9||0|
|6/9/2013||SKAGGS(L)||SAN FRANCISCO||GAUDIN(R)||2-6||L||-140||9 un||U||6||6||2||12||9||1|
|6/10/2013||MILEY(L)||@ LA DODGERS||KERSHAW(L)||5-4||W||165||6 un||O||11||8||1||14||8||0|
|6/11/2013||KENNEDY(R)||@ LA DODGERS||GREINKE(R)||3-5||L||120||7 un||O||4||4||0||5||8||0|
|6/12/2013||CORBIN(L)||@ LA DODGERS||RYU(L)||8-6||W||-105||6.5 un||O||20||14||0||12||7||0|
|6/14/2013||CAHILL(R)||@ SAN DIEGO||STULTS(L)|| |
|6/15/2013||MILEY(L)||@ SAN DIEGO||RICHARD(L)|| |
|6/16/2013||KENNEDY(R)||@ SAN DIEGO||MARQUIS(R)|| |
|6/18/2013|| ||MIAMI||SLOWEY(R)|| |
|6/21/2013|| ||CINCINNATI|| || |
|6/3/2013||STULTS(L)||@ LA DODGERS||FIFE(R)||1-2||L||100||7.5 un||U||8||5||0||7||3||0|
|6/4/2013||RICHARD(L)||@ LA DODGERS||LILLY(L)||7-9||L||120||7.5 ev||O||13||6||1||10||3||1|
|6/5/2013||MARQUIS(R)||@ LA DODGERS||KERSHAW(L)||6-2||W||205||6.5 ov||O||12||12||0||5||5||1|
|6/6/2013||CASHNER(R)||@ COLORADO||CHACIN(R)||6-5||W||130||9.5 ev||O||12||10||1||10||9||3|
|6/7/2013||VOLQUEZ(R)||@ COLORADO||DE LA ROSA(L)||9-10||L||145||10.5 ov||O||17||10||0||16||8||0|
|6/8/2013||STULTS(L)||@ COLORADO||FRANCIS(L)||4-2||W||105||10.5 ov||U||10||12||3||9||8||1|
|6/9/2013||RICHARD(L)||@ COLORADO||NICASIO(R)||7-8||L||165||11.5 un||O||11||3||0||15||9||0|
|6/17/2013||CASHNER(R)||@ SAN FRANCISCO||ZITO(L)|| |
|6/18/2013||VOLQUEZ(R)||@ SAN FRANCISCO||CAIN(R)|| |
|6/19/2013||STULTS(L)||@ SAN FRANCISCO||BUMGARNER(L)|| |
|6/20/2013||RICHARD(L)||LA DODGERS||FIFE(R)|| |
|6/21/2013|| ||LA DODGERS|| || |
|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.
|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 (ARIZONA-SAN DIEGO) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ |
*Diamondbacks-Padres Preview* =============================
By MATT BEARDMORE STATS Writer
Arizona (37-29) at San Diego (32-34), 10:10 p.m. EDT
The Arizona Diamondbacks just won an emotional series against an NL West rival.
The division leaders can't let up with the surging San Diego Padres up next.
Trevor Cahill will try to rebound from his shortest outing of 2013 on Friday night and prevent the host Padres from matching their longest winning streak of the season.
After a 5-3 loss on Tuesday when pitcher Ian Kennedy and manager Kirk Gibson were ejected in a benches-clearing incident with the Los Angeles Dodgers, Arizona (37-29) took the decisive finale Wednesday, 8-6 in 12 innings.
The Diamondbacks had a season-high 20 hits - four apiece by Cody Ross and Miguel Montero.
"The guys weren't satisfied with one run, they went out and got a bunch of runs (four in the 12th)," closer Heath Bell told the Diamondbacks' official website.
Another good night at the plate could help Cahill (3-7, 4.02 ERA), who has a 13.50 ERA while losing his two June outings after being charged with eight runs in 3 2-3 innings in Saturday's 10-5 loss to San Francisco.
"I left a lot of balls up and when I got ahead and tried to put them away, I get it belt high and down the middle," Cahill said.
The right-hander lasted only 3 2-3 in one of his five outings against the Padres last season, but went 1-0 with a 0.60 ERA in two starts at Petco Park, including a six-hitter in a 6-0 victory June 3.
He'll face a Padres team going for a seventh win in nine games after a three-game sweep of NL East-leading Atlanta. San Diego (32-34) is 27-19 since its 5-15 start.
"We've been playing very good baseball," Jesus Guzman told the Padres' official website after Wednesday's 5-3 victory. "When you play like that, you're going to get the results you want. The first step is to get to .500."
The Padres scored 15 runs against the Braves despite hitting .227, but manager Bud Black had to be especially pleased with his rotation's 1.99 ERA in that series.
Eric Stults (5-5, 3.53) will try to keep that going as he makes his second start against the Diamondbacks in three weeks. The left-hander is 1-1 with a 1.64 ERA in three starts since a 5-2 loss at Arizona on May 24, when he surrendered four runs in 6 1-3 innings.
"The last few starts, I feel like I have a good tempo," said Stults, who went seven innings in Saturday's 4-2 win at Colorado, giving up two runs - one earned. "I've felt good about the way I've been throwing the ball."
He can't feel good about how he's fared against Martin Prado, who is 6 for 14 in that matchup.
Prado is 11 for 25 against Padres pitching this season as these West foes have split six games. Paul Goldschmidt went 6 for 16 with five RBIs in those contests, but he's batting .138 in Arizona's last seven games.
Padres shortstop Everth Cabrera is 8 for 24 with five extra-base hits - two homers - in the season series, but is 1 for 10 lifetime off Cahill.
San Diego, winner of 18 of 25 at Petco Park, have taken two of three in each of Arizona's last two visits.
|Last Updated: 8/29/2014 11:29:57 PM EST|