|PHILADELPHIA ( HAMELS )|
SAN DIEGO ( ERLIN )
|905||PHILADELPHIA||-120||Ov 7.5,-105||-115||Ov 7.5,-105|
|906||SAN DIEGO||+110||Un 7.5,-115||+105||Un 7.5,-115|
|vs Left-handed Starters||6-9||-3.2||8-7||3.5||0.245||0.287||3.8||0.229||0.306|
|Past 7 Games||3-4||-2||5-2||3.7||0.238||0.283||4.7||0.255||0.310|
|vs Left-handed Starters||16-13||+6.5||16-11||4.6||0.268||0.325||4.3||0.261||0.316|
|Past 7 Games||3-4||-1.3||4-3||3.0||0.228||0.273||3.9||0.265||0.332|
|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)||6-2||W||100||7.5 un||O||7||8||0||9||8||1|
|6/26/2013||HAMELS(L)||@ SAN DIEGO||ERLIN(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||HAMELS(L)||@ PITTSBURGH||LOCKE(L)|| |
|7/3/2013|| ||@ 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||ERLIN(L)||@ BOSTON||LACKEY(R)|| |
|7/3/2013|| ||@ 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 JORDAN GARRETSON STATS Writer
Philadelphia (37-41) at San Diego (39-39), 10:10 p.m. EDT
The losses are piling up far too fast for Cole Hamels. Perhaps facing a team whom he has historically dominated will bring him better fortune.
The Philadelphia Phillies send Hamels to the mound Wednesday night against the host San Diego Padres.
Hamels (2-11, 4.50 ERA) not only leads the major leagues in losses, but he's already tied his career-worst total for a season from 2009 and 2010.
"It does get frustrating at times," he said. "I'm striving to win. When I make a (bad) pitch, it seems to break the game open."
In the three-time All-Star's defense, his 3.06 run support average is one of the majors' lowest. He's received a combined three runs of support over his last five road starts while going 0-4.
But Hamels squandered a 3-0 lead at home his last time out, giving up four runs over six innings in a 4-3 loss to the Mets on Friday.
"It's a process. You can't be selfish in this game," Hamels said. "If you want to be a team player, you can't put the selfish side in there. I'm not doing my part because I'm not defending enough runs when I get runs."
The Padres (39-39) could be a good opponent for Hamels to face to turn things around, as he's won his last five starts against them while yielding three runs over 37 innings. He's 8-2 with a 2.15 ERA in 13 career starts versus San Diego, and his .186 opponents' batting average in those games is his second-lowest against one team.
Hamels wouldn't mind some support from Domonic Brown, who ended a 14-game homerless drought with a three-run shot in a 6-2 victory Tuesday for the Phillies (37-41). The drought matched his longest of the season, but he followed the first with 17 home runs over the next 39 contests.
"I was just trying to hit something in the middle the other way and I just reacted to the ball," said Brown, second in the NL with 20 homers.
Looking to keep him from leaving the yard Wednesday will be Robbie Erlin (1-0, 4.15) as he makes his second career start while filling in for the injured Clayton Richard.
The left-hander won his first major league start June 1, limiting Toronto to two runs over 6 2-3 innings in a 4-3 victory. He also gave up two runs over two innings in two relief appearances earlier in the season.
He'll be recalled from Triple-A Tucson for Wednesday's outing.
"We liked what we saw when he beat the Blue Jays," manager Bud Black said. "He's getting to a point where he's about to break through."
Ryan Howard was 0 for 4 on Tuesday but walked and scored a run after missing Monday's series opener with a sore left knee. He's batting .392 with 11 RBIs over his last 14 contests.
Cameron Maybin, still out with a torn ligament in his left knee, is the only Padre hitting better than .286 in more than four at-bats against Hamels. Chase Headley, Nick Hundley and Chris Denorfia are a combined 7 for 43 (.163) versus the southpaw.
|Last Updated: 9/2/2014 3:57:13 PM EST|