|SAN FRANCISCO ( BUMGARNER )|
COLORADO ( POMERANZ )
|909||SAN FRANCISCO||-115||Ov 10,+100||-125||Ov 9.5,+105|
|910||COLORADO||+105||Un 10,-120||+115||Un 9.5,-125|
|vs Left-handed Starters||12-13||-1.7||10-13||4.5||0.285||0.326||3.7||0.238||0.298|
|Past 7 Games||1-6||-6.1||2-5||2.0||0.223||0.276||3.9||0.272||0.303|
|vs Left-handed Starters||12-16||-4.6||14-14||4.6||0.273||0.335||4.7||0.274||0.329|
|Past 7 Games||4-3||+0.4||2-4||4.1||0.282||0.310||4.0||0.289||0.351|
|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)||1-3||L||-105||6.5 un||U||8||10||1||6||5||0|
|6/25/2013||KICKHAM(L)||@ LA DODGERS||FIFE(R)||5-6||L||115||7.5 ov||O||10||6||2||11||5||0|
|6/26/2013||LINCECUM(R)||@ LA DODGERS||KERSHAW(L)||2-4||L||180||6.5 ov||U||5||4||2||12||7||1|
|6/28/2013||ZITO(L)||@ COLORADO||CHACIN(R)||1-4||L||130||10.5 ov||U||4||7||1||13||12||0|
|6/29/2013||CAIN(R)||@ COLORADO||DE LA ROSA(L)||1-2||L||-110||9.5 un||U||7||6||2||4||5||0|
|6/30/2013||BUMGARNER(L)||@ COLORADO||POMERANZ(L)|| |
|7/1/2013||KICKHAM(L)||@ CINCINNATI||ARROYO(R)|| |
|7/2/2013||LINCECUM(R)||@ CINCINNATI||BAILEY(R)|| |
|7/3/2013||ZITO(L)||@ CINCINNATI||CINGRANI(L)|| |
|7/4/2013||CAIN(R)||@ CINCINNATI||LEAKE(R)|| |
|7/5/2013||BUMGARNER(L)||LA DODGERS||RYU(L)|| |
|7/6/2013||GAUDIN(R)||LA DODGERS||FIFE(R)|| |
|7/7/2013|| ||LA DODGERS|| || |
|6/17/2013||DE LA ROSA(L)||@ TORONTO||JOHNSON(R)||0-2||L||155||9 un||U||5||8||0||3||2||0|
|6/18/2013||FRANCIS(L)||@ TORONTO||ROGERS(R)||3-8||L||140||9 un||O||4||4||2||11||3||2|
|6/19/2013||NICASIO(R)||@ TORONTO||BUEHRLE(L)||2-5||L||140||9 un||U||9||10||2||7||5||1|
|6/20/2013||OSWALT(R)||@ WASHINGTON||ZIMMERMANN(R)||1-5||L||165||7 un||U||6||6||0||11||7||1|
|6/21/2013||CHATWOOD(R)||@ WASHINGTON||STRASBURG(R)||1-2||L||160||7 ov||U||6||7||0||5||5||2|
|6/22/2013||CHACIN(R)||@ WASHINGTON||HAREN(R)||7-1||W||105||8 un||P||12||5||0||6||4||0|
|6/23/2013||DE LA ROSA(L)||@ WASHINGTON||DETWILER(L)||7-6||W||120||7.5 ev||O||13||5||2||13||11||0|
|6/25/2013||NICASIO(R)||@ BOSTON||DEMPSTER(R)||4-11||L||175||10 ov||O||11||10||1||20||13||3|
|6/26/2013||OSWALT(R)||@ BOSTON||LACKEY(R)||3-5||L||175||9.5 un||U||9||6||0||10||7||0|
|6/27/2013||CHATWOOD(R)||NY METS||HEFNER(R)||2-3||L||-180||10.5 un||U||8||4||0||9||8||1|
|6/28/2013||CHACIN(R)||SAN FRANCISCO||ZITO(L)||4-1||W||-140||10.5 ov||U||13||12||0||4||7||1|
|6/29/2013||DE LA ROSA(L)||SAN FRANCISCO||CAIN(R)||2-1||W||+100||9.5 un||U||4||5||0||7||6||2|
|6/30/2013||POMERANZ(L)||SAN FRANCISCO||BUMGARNER(L)|| |
|7/2/2013||OSWALT(R)||LA DODGERS||KERSHAW(L)|| |
|7/3/2013||CHATWOOD(R)||LA DODGERS||GREINKE(R)|| |
|7/4/2013||CHACIN(R)||LA DODGERS||CAPUANO(L)|| |
|7/5/2013||DE LA ROSA(L)||@ ARIZONA||CAHILL(R)|| |
|7/6/2013||POMERANZ(L)||@ ARIZONA||MILEY(L)|| |
|7/7/2013|| ||@ ARIZONA|| || |
|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.
|COLORADO: HITTING: This offense still has trouble scoring outside of Coors Field, posting the second-fewest road runs in the majors (3.65 per game). SS TROY TULOWITZKI doesn't need the thin air though, posting an .881 OPS on the road. He led Colorado with a .302 BA, 30 HR, 105 RBI. OF CARLOS GONZALEZ was bothered by wrist and back injuries last year, but still managed to smack 26 homers with 92 RBI and 92 runs. OF DEXTER FOWLER will bat first or second after a strong .363 OBP. He could score 100 runs if he improved his base stealing (12 SB, 9 CS). OF MICHAEL CUDDYER gets the Coors Field Bump, while TYLER COLVIN settles into the 4th-OF role. Colorado has question marks with its corner infielders. 1B TODD HELTON is 38 with a bad back, and mediocre 3B CHRIS NELSON will start until top prospect NOLAN ARENADO is ready for the big leagues. 2B MARCO SCUTARO carries a louder stick than most two-baggers and C RAMON HERNANDEZ (.788 OPS) is an upgrade over the departed Chris Iannetta. |
STARTING PITCHING: There are plenty of question marks in Colorado's rotation with Ubaldo Jimenez pitching in the AL and two of its top three starters coming off major injuries. JORGE DE LA ROSA had Tommy John surgery and won't likely return to a big-league mound until June. De La Rosa had a 1.19 WHIP and 52 strikeouts in 59 innings before his injury. JHOULYS CHACIN will be counted on as the rotation's ace and he certainly has the physical tools and array of pitches to live up to this billing if he can trim his 87 walks in 194 innings. Former Baltimore 'ace' JEREMY GUTRHIE threw for 200+ innings in each of his past three seasons, but he's also served up 86 gopher balls in this span. That's not a good sign of things to come in the thin air. JUAN NICASIO took a line drive off the head and broke his C-1 vertebrae in August, but the team amazingly expects him to ready when the season begins. The 25-year-old has great command for such a young hurler. GUILLERMO MOSCOCO fared pretty well as a starter with the A's last year (.209 Opp. BA), but his 4.70 road ERA nearly doubled his 2.42 ERA in Oakland . Lefty DREW POMERANZ, 23, has a wealthy array of pitches and performed admirably in three of his four starts after being called up last season.
RELIEF PITCHING: Although he was the team's main set-up man last year, RAFAEL BETANCOURT becomes the Rockies closer with Huston Street out of the picture. After struggling at Coors Field in 2010 (4.99 ERA, 7 HR), he thrived in the thin air last year with a 1.93 ERA, and just 1 HR allowed in 32.2 innings. But he turns 37 in April and is one of the riskier saves men with little closing experience in his career. MATT BELISLE figures to be next in line for saves, notching 70 K and 16 BB at Coors Field since 2010. MATT REYNOLDS is the top lefty in the pen, but his 2011 season was nothing to write home about (4.09 ERA, 10 HR allowed in 50.2 IP).
|~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PA SPORTSTICKER NL PREVIEW (SAN FRANCISCO-COLORADO) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ |
*Giants-Rockies Preview* ========================
By ALAN FERGUSON STATS Writer
San Francisco (38-41) at Colorado (40-41), 4:10 p.m. EDT
The Colorado Rockies' Michael Cuddyer will seek to extend his franchise-record hit streak by adding to Madison Bumgarner's recent struggles at Coors Field.
The left-hander has pitched well lately, though, and he'll try to help the San Francisco Giants avoid a seventh consecutive loss and their first three-game sweep in Colorado in 11 years.
Cuddyer wasted little time adding to his streak Saturday, pushing it to 26 games with an RBI single in the first inning. The Rockies (41-41) didn't score again in the 2-1 victory until Nolan Arenado singled in the ninth to end the game.
"A lot of positives today," manager Walt Weiss said. "A lot of great things happened today. ... Cuddy extending his streak, lot of good storylines today."
Cuddyer is batting .376 during the streak but just 2 for 9 in this series, though he did hit a two-run homer in Friday's 4-1 win.
Given Bumgarner's recent problems against him and in Colorado, it would appear Cuddyer has a prime chance to top the longest streak in the majors from 2012 - Jose Reyes' 26-gamer for Miami. A 27-game streak would be MLB's longest since Dan Uggla's run of 33 straight for Atlanta from July 5-Aug. 13, 2011.
Bumgarner (7-5, 3.20 ERA) is 0-1 with a 12.00 ERA in his last two starts at Coors Field and was tagged for a career-high nine runs over 4 2-3 innings in a 10-9 loss there May 17.
Cuddyer was on the disabled list that day but went 2 for 2 on April 8 in his only matchup this season with Bumgarner, who would allow only three other hits in 5 2-3 innings and beat the Rockies in a 4-2 win at San Francisco (38-42). Cuddyer is 3 for 6 with a double and a walk lifetime against him.
Bumgarner, though, has completed seven innings in three straight outings, allowing a combined four earned runs and 10 hits while striking out 23. He did have a three-game win streak snapped Monday with a 3-1 loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Before his miserable outing in Colorado last month, Bumgarner was 6-1 with a 1.88 ERA in a 10-start stretch against the Rockies. His only poor performance in that span came at Coors on Sept. 11, when yielded five runs and 11 hits over 4 1-3 innings in a 9-8 win.
The Giants haven't been nearly as helpful on offense of late, batting .209 and scoring 12 runs during their longest losing streak since a seven-game skid June 26-July 2, 2010. They're also on the verge of their first eight-game road losing streak since May 12-20, 2000, and their first three-game sweep in Denver since May 24-26, 2002.
"It's not a good stretch," manager Bruce Bochy said. "I'll leave it at that."
San Francisco, however, will face a pitcher who is making his season debut for the Rockies. Drew Pomeranz is being called up after going 8-1 with a 4.20 in 15 starts for Triple-A Colorado Springs this year.
Pomeranz is 4-10 with a 5.01 ERA in 26 career starts for the Rockies, including 22 last season. He's 1-1 with a 5.28 ERA in three against the Giants.
The Rockies are seeking their first three-game win streak since May 21-24, which was capped by a 5-0 victory in San Francisco. Colorado has won five straight home games against its NL West rival and six of eight overall meetings.
|Last Updated: 9/30/2014 4:54:45 PM EST|