|SAN DIEGO ( CASHNER )|
SAN FRANCISCO ( CAIN )
|911||SAN DIEGO||+135||Ov 7,-110||+125||Ov 7,+115|
|912||SAN FRANCISCO||-145||Un 7,-110||-135||Un 7,-135|
|vs Right-handed Starters||22-23||+2.1||21-23||3.9||0.237||0.301||4.4||0.255||0.321|
|Past 7 Games||7-0||+7.6||3-3||4.6||0.242||0.303||2.9||0.218||0.264|
|vs Right-handed Starters||24-24||-2.9||28-20||4.1||0.262||0.319||4.8||0.256||0.325|
|Past 7 Games||2-5||-2.8||5-2||4.9||0.299||0.330||4.9||0.289||0.354|
|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||VOLQUEZ(R)||@ SAN FRANCISCO||ZITO(L)||5-3||W||-105||7.5 un||O||18||17||0||10||6||0|
|6/18/2013||CASHNER(R)||@ SAN FRANCISCO||CAIN(R)|| |
|6/19/2013||STULTS(L)||@ SAN FRANCISCO||BUMGARNER(L)|| |
|6/20/2013||MARQUIS(R)||LA DODGERS||FIFE(R)|| |
|6/21/2013||RICHARD(L)||LA DODGERS||KERSHAW(L)|| |
|6/22/2013||VOLQUEZ(R)||LA DODGERS||GREINKE(R)|| |
|6/23/2013||CASHNER(R)||LA DODGERS||RYU(L)|| |
|6/25/2013|| ||PHILADELPHIA|| || |
|6/7/2013||CAIN(R)||@ ARIZONA||CORBIN(L)||1-3||L||120||8.5 un||U||8||7||0||5||4||0|
|6/8/2013||BUMGARNER(L)||@ ARIZONA||CAHILL(R)||10-5||W||-115||8 un||O||15||9||0||8||6||1|
|6/9/2013||GAUDIN(R)||@ ARIZONA||SKAGGS(L)||6-2||W||130||9 un||U||12||9||1||6||6||2|
|6/11/2013||LINCECUM(R)||@ PITTSBURGH||COLE(R)||2-8||L||115||7.5 un||O||8||8||1||12||8||0|
|6/12/2013||ZITO(L)||@ PITTSBURGH||LIRIANO(L)||8-12||L||185||7.5 un||O||15||8||1||18||6||1|
|6/13/2013||CAIN(R)||@ PITTSBURGH||MORTON(R)||10-0||W||-125||7.5 ov||O||17||11||0||3||4||3|
|6/14/2013||BUMGARNER(L)||@ ATLANTA||MEDLEN(R)||6-0||W||125||7 un||U||11||7||1||3||3||0|
|6/15/2013||GAUDIN(R)||@ ATLANTA||MINOR(L)||5-6||L||175||7 ov||O||11||8||1||11||9||2|
|6/16/2013||LINCECUM(R)||@ ATLANTA||TEHERAN(R)||0-3||L||155||7.5 ev||U||7||8||1||7||8||0|
|6/17/2013||ZITO(L)||SAN DIEGO||VOLQUEZ(R)||3-5||L||-105||7.5 un||O||10||6||0||18||17||0|
|6/18/2013||CAIN(R)||SAN DIEGO||CASHNER(R)|| |
|6/19/2013||BUMGARNER(L)||SAN DIEGO||STULTS(L)|| |
|6/24/2013||BUMGARNER(L)||@ LA DODGERS||CAPUANO(L)|| |
|6/25/2013|| ||@ LA DODGERS|| || |
|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.
|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.
|~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PA SPORTSTICKER NL PREVIEW (SAN DIEGO-SAN FRANCISCO) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ |
*Padres-Giants Preview* =======================
By JORDAN GARRETSON STATS Writer
San Diego (36-34) at San Francisco (35-34), 10:15 p.m. EDT
Even the loss of the team's best hitter couldn't disrupt the San Diego Padres' winning streak.
Matt Cain will try to bring that run to an end, however, as he gets the nod for the San Francisco Giants on Tuesday night against the Padres at AT&T Park.
Playing without shortstop Everth Cabrera, who exited Sunday's win over Arizona due to a sore left hamstring, San Diego (36-34) still managed its seventh consecutive victory Monday, a 5-3 win over San Francisco (35-34) in 13 innings.
The extra frames were mostly uneventful until Alexei Amarista led off the 13th with a single and eventually scored the go-ahead run on a squeeze bunt from pinch-hitter Andrew Cashner, who will start opposite Cain on Tuesday.
Will Venable also contributed in a big way with a spectacular diving catch on the warning track in center field for the final out in the 12th, taking away what likely would have been the game-winning hit by Juan Perez with a runner on second.
"That was pretty cool," Cashner said. "I've never had a game-winning RBI. But if Will Venable doesn't have that catch ... it's one of the best catches I've ever seen."
Cabrera could miss the entire series, but San Diego is hoping he won't require a trip to the disabled list. Batting .305 with a team-best 84 hits, Cabrera had been a particularly big factor in the team's recent success, hitting .405 with 12 stolen bases while the Padres won 13 of 19 prior to Monday.
"It's better to miss two or three games here and come back as quick as I can," he told the team's official website. "I feel all right. I feel I can play but I don't want to play at 50 percent. They said we will give it a couple of days and see how I feel."
San Diego was also without Carlos Quentin for the third straight game due to a sore left shoulder. He owns a 1.060 OPS over his last 20 games.
Cain (5-3, 4.70 ERA) has shut down the Padres the last three times he's faced them, going 2-0 with an 0.84 ERA, though this will be the first time he's seen them this season.
The right-hander also seems to have gathered himself after allowing seven runs over six innings at St. Louis on June 1. He's surrendered just one earned run over 13 2-3 innings in two starts since.
Cain yielded two hits over 6 2-3 innings in a 10-0 win at Pittsburgh on Thursday.
"He had good command of all his pitches," San Francisco manager Bruce Bochy said of Cain, who is 7-11 with a 3.17 ERA in 30 starts against the Padres. "He's in a good place right now with his delivery and command. I like where he's at."
The Giants are also dealing with a number of injuries, though Bochy told the team's official website Monday that Marco Scutaro could return to the lineup Tuesday. Batting a team-best .332, Scutaro hasn't played since last Tuesday due to an injured left hand. Bochy also said that Angel Pagan and Pablo Sandoval are nearing the start of rehab assignments and could return to the club Monday for the team's series against the Dodgers.
Cashner (5-3, 3.52) faced the Giants in his first two starts of the season, going 1-1 while giving up three runs in 10 innings.
Buster Posey, who got a day off Monday before entering late as a defensive replacement, is 4 for 9 off Cashner with two homers.
|Last Updated: 9/3/2014 4:10:26 AM EST|