|PHILADELPHIA ( KENDRICK )|
SAN DIEGO ( MARQUIS )
|957||PHILADELPHIA||+110||Ov 7.5,-105||+105||Ov 7.5,+105|
|958||SAN DIEGO||-120||Un 7.5,-115||-115||Un 7.5,-125|
|vs Right-handed Starters||30-32||-6.8||32-29||3.7||0.252||0.306||4.6||0.268||0.321|
|Past 7 Games||3-4||-2||5-2||3.6||0.254||0.286||5.0||0.256||0.314|
|vs Right-handed Starters||23-25||+1||23-24||3.9||0.237||0.300||4.4||0.258||0.324|
|Past 7 Games||3-4||-1.2||4-3||3.3||0.229||0.280||3.7||0.289||0.341|
|6/11/2013||HAMELS(L)||@ MINNESOTA||WALTERS(R)||2-3||L||-115||8 un||U||7||6||0||9||6||1|
|6/12/2013||CLOYD(R)||@ MINNESOTA||PELFREY(R)||3-4||L||120||8.5 ov||U||7||5||0||12||9||0|
|6/13/2013||LEE(L)||@ MINNESOTA||CORREIA(R)||3-2||W||-140||7.5 un||U||16||16||0||3||1||2|
|6/14/2013||KENDRICK(R)||@ COLORADO||NICASIO(R)||8-7||W||115||9.5 ov||O||13||8||0||13||7||0|
|6/15/2013||PETTIBONE(R)||@ COLORADO||CHATWOOD(R)||5-10||L||150||10 ov||O||11||8||2||18||12||1|
|6/16/2013||HAMELS(L)||@ COLORADO||CHACIN(R)||2-5||L||105||9.5 un||U||6||3||0||9||6||0|
|6/21/2013||HAMELS(L)||NY METS||HEFNER(R)||3-4||L||-185||7.5 ov||U||10||10||0||9||8||2|
|6/22/2013||PETTIBONE(R)||NY METS||GEE(R)||8-7||W||-115||9 un||O||12||4||2||10||8||1|
|6/23/2013||LANNAN(L)||NY METS||HARVEY(R)||0-8||L||+120||7.5 ov||O||4||4||1||12||6||0|
|6/24/2013||LEE(L)||@ SAN DIEGO||STULTS(L)||3-4||L||-115||6.5 un||O||11||7||0||10||9||2|
|6/25/2013||KENDRICK(R)||@ SAN DIEGO||MARQUIS(R)|| |
|6/26/2013||HAMELS(L)||@ SAN DIEGO||RICHARD(L)|| |
|6/27/2013||PETTIBONE(R)||@ LA DODGERS||GREINKE(R)|| |
|6/28/2013||LANNAN(L)||@ LA DODGERS||CAPUANO(L)|| |
|6/29/2013||LEE(L)||@ LA DODGERS||RYU(L)|| |
|6/30/2013||KENDRICK(R)||@ LA DODGERS||FIFE(R)|| |
|7/2/2013|| ||@ PITTSBURGH|| || |
|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)||4-5||L||135||6.5 un||O||9||6||0||13||7||0|
|6/19/2013||STULTS(L)||@ SAN FRANCISCO||BUMGARNER(L)||2-4||L||150||7 un||U||4||5||0||11||7||1|
|6/20/2013||MARQUIS(R)||LA DODGERS||FIFE(R)||6-3||W||-125||7.5 un||O||9||7||0||11||8||2|
|6/21/2013||RICHARD(L)||LA DODGERS||KERSHAW(L)||5-2||W||+140||6.5 ov||O||8||4||0||8||7||2|
|6/22/2013||VOLQUEZ(R)||LA DODGERS||GREINKE(R)||1-6||L||-105||7.5 un||U||5||4||2||7||10||0|
|6/23/2013||CASHNER(R)||LA DODGERS||CAPUANO(L)||1-3||L||-160||7.5 un||U||7||4||0||8||4||0|
|6/28/2013||VOLQUEZ(R)||@ MIAMI||NOLASCO(R)|| |
|6/29/2013||CASHNER(R)||@ MIAMI||TURNER(R)|| |
|6/30/2013||STULTS(L)||@ MIAMI||EOVALDI(R)|| |
|7/1/2013||MARQUIS(R)||@ MIAMI||FERNANDEZ(R)|| |
|7/2/2013|| ||@ BOSTON|| || |
|PHILADELPHIA: HITTING: This Phillies lineup had another subpar season, finishing 18th in the majors in homers (153) and 13th in runs (4.4 per game). The team re-signed free-agent SS JIMMY ROLLINS, especially because light-hitting WILSON VALDEZ is his backup. Raul Ibanez has left town, which allows OF JOHN MAYBERRY JR. to display his power on a daily basis. He had 15 HR in 267 at-bats last year. 1B RYAN HOWARD will not be ready for Opening Day after Achilles surgery in October, and will be replaced by a platoon of newcomers, JIM THOME and TY WIGGINTON. 2B CHASE UTLEY continues to be bothered by tendinitis in his knee, which has caused his numbers to drop significantly in the past two years. He will not be ready for Opening Day and no timetable has been set for his return. Veterans OF SHANE VICTORINO and C CARLOS RUIZ are both coming off typical productive seasons. OF HUNTER PENCE batted .324 with 11 HR after his trade from Houston and is poised for a huge 2012 campaign at age 28. 3B PLACIDO POLANCO is coming off his third Gold Glove season at the hot corner, but his .277 BA in 2011 was his lowest mark since 1999. Stud prospect OF DOMONIC BROWN is expected to begin the season in Triple-A. |
STARTING PITCHING: ROY HALLADAY won the Cy Young Award in 2010 in his first year in Philadelphia, but he was even better in 2011, posting a career-best 2.35 ERA and also reaching a personal best with 220 strikeouts. CLIFF LEE was also outstanding in his first full season in a Phillies uniform, tallying six shutouts, which included a stretch of three straight blankings midway through the year. He wasn't afraid to pitch in Citizens Bank Park, going 11-3 with a 1.94 ERA at his new home. Like Halladay and Lee, COLE HAMELS also notched a career-best ERA (2.79) and held batters to a .214 average. Although he has the stigma of being oft-injured, Hamels was able to start 30+ games for the fourth straight season. VANCE WORLEY was impressive once he was inserted into the rotation, going 11-3 with a 3.02 ERA as a starter and fanning 73 over 74.2 innings of his final dozen starts. JOE BLANTON rounds out the rotation, but he could be limited a bit after an elbow injury cost him much of the 2011 season.
RELIEF PITCHING: Not willing to shell out the big money for inconsistent and oft-injured closer Brad Lidge, the Phillies decided to spend their dough on JONATHAN PAPELBON instead. The former Red Sox closer was 31-of-34 in save chances last year with a career-high 87 strikeouts and just 10 walks. With the departure of free agent Ryan Madson, ANTONIO BASTARDO assumes eighth-inning duties. The southpaw allowed a microscopic .144 opponents' BA, won six games and saved eight others last season. JOSE CONTERAS (age 40) returns for his seventh-inning duty and appears healthy enough to pitch following last year's season-ending elbow surgery. He is 9-of-10 in save chances since 2010.
|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 (PHILADELPHIA-SAN DIEGO) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ |
*Phillies-Padres Preview* =========================
By ALAN FERGUSON STATS Writer
Philadelphia (36-41) at San Diego (39-38), 10:10 p.m. EDT
A struggling bullpen is hurting the Philadelphia Phillies' chances of winning. Sending Jason Marquis to the mound is having the opposite effect on the San Diego Padres.
The Phillies will try to bounce back from another blown save by Jonathan Papelbon while snapping Marquis' lengthy win streak Tuesday night.
Philadelphia's relievers have a major league-worst 4.68 ERA this season and a 6.66 ERA in their last nine games as the team has gone 3-6. Papelbon has played a significant role in those struggles, blowing four of his past five save opportunities after converting his first 13 this season.
The latest blown save came in Monday's series opener as the Phillies (36-41) fell 4-3 in 10 innings. They led 3-0 in the ninth until Papelbon gave up a two-run single to Kyle Blanks, who then scored the tying run on a passed ball and would single off Justin De Fratus to drive in the winning run in the 10th.
"I don't know what is worse, losing 15-0 or getting beat that way. Either way, it's a loss and it doesn't sit well with me," said Papelbon, who has given up a run in six of 10 appearances after 18 2-3 scoreless innings.
Injuries to setup man Mike Adams (shoulder) and Michael Stutes (biceps) surely aren't helping. Among Philadelphia's current relievers, only Papelbon and Antonio Bastardo have made more than 38 career appearances.
"(The current bullpen is) probably the youngest we've had," pitching coach Rich Dubee told the team's website. "That's a crapshoot in baseball, trying to find the right bullpen pieces."
Blanks took advantage of the woeful Philadelphia bullpen to finish with a career-best four hits.
"It's been that kind of elusive game for me. It's always fun to have those and I'm looking forward to having a lot more," Blanks said.
The Padres must look forward to having Marquis (9-2, 3.59 ERA) on the hill. They've won each of his last five starts and 10 of 11, a span in which the right-hander has allowed three runs or fewer in all but one outing. He's 8-0 during that stretch, his longest win streak since an 11-game run in 2004.
San Diego (39-38) has won his last eight starts at home as Marquis has gone 6-0 with a 2.75 ERA. The latest of those outings came Thursday, when he gave up two runs over six innings against the Los Angeles Dodgers but did not get a decision in a 6-3 victory.
Marquis, 6-8 with a 5.57 ERA in 19 career starts against the Phillies, is looking to reach double digits in victories for the first time since winning 15 games in 2009 while with Colorado.
It's unclear if he will have to face Ryan Howard. The Phillies hope to have their cleanup man back in the lineup after he had to sit out the series opener with a sore left knee. Manager Charlie Manuel said the knee had been hampering Howard for weeks.
Manuel will start Kyle Kendrick (6-4, 3.56), who seeks to build on a much improved showing. The right-hander gave up one run and two hits over seven innings in a 6-2 loss to Washington on Wednesday after getting tagged for a season-high seven runs and 10 hits in Colorado on June 14.
Kendrick is 1-1 with a 5.87 ERA in three career starts against the Padres.
Chase Utley will try to give him a boost by adding to his recent success against the Padres and Marquis.
The second baseman, who homered Friday, is 8 for 18 with three home runs in his last five games versus San Diego. He's 14 for 31 (.452) all-time against Marquis, his best showing against any pitcher he's faced at least 30 times.
|Last Updated: 10/23/2014 8:01:32 AM EST|