|MIAMI ( EOVALDI )|
SAN FRANCISCO ( CAIN )
|957||MIAMI||+182||Ov 7,-105||+180||Ov 7,-105|
|958||SAN FRANCISCO||-195||Un 7,-115||-190||Un 7,-115|
|vs Right-handed Starters||17-34||-9.6||25-22||3.5||0.238||0.288||4.6||0.259||0.320|
|Past 7 Games||4-3||+3||2-5||3.1||0.218||0.262||2.3||0.206||0.266|
|vs Right-handed Starters||26-26||-4||30-22||4.0||0.263||0.320||4.7||0.255||0.322|
|Past 7 Games||3-4||-2.1||3-4||2.6||0.268||0.305||3.3||0.246||0.314|
|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)||2-1||W||160||7.5 un||U||5||4||0||4||4||1|
|6/21/2013||NOLASCO(R)||@ SAN FRANCISCO||LINCECUM(R)||6-3||W||130||7 un||O||9||7||0||11||9||1|
|6/22/2013||TURNER(R)||@ SAN FRANCISCO||ZITO(L)||1-2||L||135||7.5 ev||U||10||9||1||10||8||0|
|6/23/2013||EOVALDI(R)||@ SAN FRANCISCO||CAIN(R)|| |
|6/28/2013||NOLASCO(R)||SAN DIEGO||VOLQUEZ(R)|| |
|6/29/2013||TURNER(R)||SAN DIEGO||CASHNER(R)|| |
|6/30/2013|| ||SAN DIEGO|| || |
|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)|| |
|6/28/2013||ZITO(L)||@ COLORADO||CHACIN(R)|| |
|6/29/2013||CAIN(R)||@ COLORADO||DE LA ROSA(L)|| |
|6/30/2013|| ||@ COLORADO|| || |
|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 JORDAN GARRETSON STATS Writer
Miami (24-49) at San Francisco (37-36), 4:05 p.m. EDT
For much of the season, Matt Cain didn't look like the three-time All-Star that had won 55 games over the last four years. Now he seems to be returning to form.
The San Francisco Giants hope for another strong outing from Cain on Sunday as they host the Miami Marlins and Nathan Eovaldi, who tries to build on an encouraging season debut.
Cain (5-3, 4.55 ERA) compiled a 5.45 ERA through his first 12 starts, surrendering six or more runs four times. For a pitcher who entered the season allowing 0.76 homers per nine innings, the right-hander was plagued by the long ball, giving up 13 in a span of seven starts from April 12-May 16.
He has served up only two homers in six starts since, and owns a 1.31 ERA over his last three outings. He struck out a season-high 10 and retired 15 straight at one point while throwing seven innings in the Giants' 5-4 win over San Diego on Tuesday. He gave up two runs on a pair of homers and didn't issue a walk for the third time this season.
"Cain had probably more than we've seen in a long time, a wide assortment of pitches," Padres manager Bud Black told the Giants' official website. "He was really mixing his pitches and we couldn't solve him."
After sitting on the disabled list since spring training due to right shoulder inflammation, Eovaldi (0-0, 3.00) limited Arizona to two runs - both on a Martin Prado homer - and three hits over six innings in a game Miami lost 3-2 on Tuesday.
"It felt good getting back on the mound," said Eovaldi, who gave up a career-worst eight runs over five innings in his only start against the Giants last June, with the Los Angeles Dodgers. "This is the best my fastball has felt, locating it and everything. With my offspeed, it's still a little timing issue and I'm rushing it a little bit."
The 23-year-old, who came to Miami in last year's Hanley Ramirez trade, didn't have any problem firing his fastball despite missing so much time, hitting 99 mph.
"I had seen his game reports in the minor leagues and he touched 100 a few times," manager Mike Redmond said. "I was pleasantly surprised by him being able to sustain and maintain that fastball through the course of his 85 pitches."
Redmond was tossed for the first time in his managerial career in Saturday's 2-1 loss to the Giants (38-36). Hector Sanchez's game-winning single in the 11th ended the Giants' nine-game home losing streak to the Marlins.
Miami (24-50) held a 1-0 lead in the fifth when Gregor Blanco's drive to center field was snatched off the bounce by a fan. The home-plate umpire awarded Barry Zito, who had been on first base, home for the tying run, a decision Redmond disagreed with.
"I thought initially it was a ground-rule double. He called fan interference," Redmond said. "I just didn't think Barry Zito would have scored from first."
Brandon Crawford was 0 for 4 after not starting in the last three games with two sprained fingers, while Andres Torres sat out after injuring his right knee on a slide in San Francisco's 6-3 loss Friday. Manager Bruce Bochy said Torres may be able to play Sunday.
Logan Morrison (4 for 14) and Chris Coghlan (3 for 11) are the only Marlins hitting better than .250 with more than two at-bats against Cain. Two of Giancarlo Stanton's three hits in 12 at-bats are home runs.
|Last Updated: 9/2/2014 3:50:11 PM EST|