|MIAMI ( KOEHLER )|
SAN FRANCISCO ( GAUDIN )
|911||MIAMI||+160||Ov 7.5,-115||+155||Ov 7.5,+110|
|912||SAN FRANCISCO||-170||Un 7.5,-105||-165||Un 7.5,-130|
|vs Right-handed Starters||15-34||-12.5||24-21||3.5||0.239||0.288||4.7||0.260||0.321|
|Past 7 Games||3-4||+0.2||4-3||3.7||0.230||0.262||5.3||0.250||0.307|
|vs Right-handed Starters||25-24||-1.9||29-20||4.1||0.264||0.322||4.8||0.256||0.324|
|Past 7 Games||4-3||+1.2||4-3||4.7||0.311||0.344||2.9||0.229||0.302|
|6/8/2013||FERNANDEZ(R)||@ NY METS||HARVEY(R)||2-1||W||195||6.5 un||U||15||10||0||13||22||0|
|6/9/2013||KOEHLER(R)||@ NY METS||NIESE(L)||8-4||W||187||7.5 ov||O||17||10||1||6||3||2|
|6/14/2013||FERNANDEZ(R)||ST LOUIS||WESTBROOK(R)||5-4||W||+120||7.5 un||O||10||6||1||8||6||1|
|6/15/2013||KOEHLER(R)||ST LOUIS||LYNN(R)||7-13||L||+175||7.5 un||O||11||8||0||17||8||0|
|6/16/2013||NOLASCO(R)||ST LOUIS||LYONS(L)||7-2||W||+125||8 un||O||11||8||2||5||7||0|
|6/17/2013||TURNER(R)||@ ARIZONA||CORBIN(L)||3-2||W||180||8 un||U||3||2||0||7||9||1|
|6/18/2013||EOVALDI(R)||@ ARIZONA||DELGADO(R)||2-3||L||165||8.5 ov||U||8||4||0||5||3||0|
|6/19/2013||FERNANDEZ(R)||@ ARIZONA||CAHILL(R)||1-3||L||140||8 un||U||5||5||0||4||2||0|
|6/20/2013||KOEHLER(R)||@ SAN FRANCISCO||GAUDIN(R)|| |
|6/21/2013||NOLASCO(R)||@ SAN FRANCISCO||LINCECUM(R)|| |
|6/22/2013||TURNER(R)||@ SAN FRANCISCO||ZITO(L)|| |
|6/23/2013||EOVALDI(R)||@ SAN FRANCISCO||CAIN(R)|| |
|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)||5-4||W||-145||6.5 un||O||13||7||0||9||6||0|
|6/19/2013||BUMGARNER(L)||SAN DIEGO||STULTS(L)||4-2||W||-160||7 un||U||11||7||1||4||5||0|
|6/24/2013||BUMGARNER(L)||@ LA DODGERS||RYU(L)|| |
|6/25/2013||GAUDIN(R)||@ LA DODGERS||CAPUANO(L)|| |
|6/26/2013||LINCECUM(R)||@ LA DODGERS||KERSHAW(L)|| |
|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 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 (MIAMI-SAN FRANCISCO) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ |
*Marlins-Giants Preview* ========================
By PAUL DIGIACOMO STATS Senior Editor
Miami (22-48) at San Francisco (36-34), 10:15 p.m. EDT
It's been over a month since the San Francisco Giants have won three in a row. Standing in their way is the Miami Marlins, who have the fewest road wins in the majors but have enjoyed success in recent years when visiting San Francisco.
The Giants look to avoid an eighth straight home loss to the Marlins in the opener of a four-game series Thursday night.
San Francisco's last three-game winning streak came May 10-12, and it has gone 14-19 since that minor run.
The Giants (37-34) have rallied late each time in winning their last two. They scored twice in the eighth inning to beat San Diego 5-4 on Tuesday night and pushed across three runs in the seventh Wednesday to come away with a 4-2 win.
"We're getting good games from a lot of guys," catcher Buster Posey said.
The Marlins (22-49) have held the Giants to 12 runs during their win streak in San Francisco, but they've been having their own trouble scoring.
Miami has scored six times and managed 16 hits in the last three games after registering 19 runs and 32 hits in the previous three.
The Marlins dropped 24 of their first 30 road games but have since won three of five as the visitor. They have played much better overall in the past three weeks, going 9-8 following a 2-16 stretch that included a season-high nine-game losing streak.
Miami opened a seven-game trip by losing two of three to Arizona, falling 3-1 on Wednesday. The game was scoreless until the bottom of the eighth when Cody Ross hit a pinch-hit, three-run homer.
Marlins scheduled starter Tom Koehler (0-5, 5.09 ERA) will make his first appearance against San Francisco. All five of his losses have come in seven starts since leaving the bullpen for the rotation May 12, and he's coming off the worst outing of his career.
The right-hander allowed nine runs and eight hits over 4 2-3 innings of a 13-7 loss to St. Louis on Saturday.
"You can't take any pitches off," Koehler said. "Just because you get ahead (in the count) doesn't mean you can come back and lay something over there for the next pitch, because they're going to punch it. So you have to execute every pitch."
The only Giant that has faced Koehler is outfielder Andres Torres, who went 2 for 3 with a homer in their matchups while playing for the New York Mets last season.
Chad Gaudin (2-1, 2.83) will make his fourth start for the Giants following 18 relief appearances. The right-hander has a 4.24 ERA as a starter compared to 2.05 as a reliever.
He was roughed up in his last outing, giving up four runs and eight hits in five-plus innings while not receiving a decision in a 6-5 loss at Atlanta on Saturday.
Gaudin, who went 4-2 with a 4.54 ERA in 46 relief appearances for Miami last season, is 2-4 with a 5.12 ERA in nine games - two starts - against his former team.
|Last Updated: 9/16/2014 2:31:18 PM EST|