|SAN DIEGO ( CASHNER )|
MIAMI ( EOVALDI )
|901||SAN DIEGO||-120||Ov 7.5,-110||-115||Ov 7.5,+115|
|902||MIAMI||+110||Un 7.5,-110||+105||Un 7.5,-135|
|vs Right-handed Starters||24-27||-0.1||26-24||3.9||0.240||0.300||4.5||0.258||0.325|
|Past 7 Games||2-5||-3.7||5-2||3.3||0.245||0.277||4.9||0.244||0.313|
|vs Right-handed Starters||19-35||-8||27-23||3.5||0.239||0.288||4.6||0.261||0.320|
|Past 7 Games||5-2||+3.9||4-2||4.6||0.267||0.309||3.1||0.271||0.316|
|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)||9-2||W||110||7.5 ev||O||15||7||0||9||9||1|
|6/29/2013||STULTS(L)||@ MIAMI||TURNER(R)||1-7||L||-110||7.5 un||O||7||5||1||9||5||0|
|6/30/2013||CASHNER(R)||@ MIAMI||EOVALDI(R)|| |
|7/1/2013||MARQUIS(R)||@ MIAMI||FERNANDEZ(R)|| |
|7/2/2013||ERLIN(L)||@ BOSTON||LACKEY(R)|| |
|7/3/2013||VOLQUEZ(R)||@ BOSTON||LESTER(L)|| |
|7/4/2013||STULTS(L)||@ BOSTON||WEBSTER(R)|| |
|7/5/2013||CASHNER(R)||@ WASHINGTON||GONZALEZ(L)|| |
|7/6/2013||MARQUIS(R)||@ WASHINGTON||ZIMMERMANN(R)|| |
|7/7/2013|| ||@ WASHINGTON|| || |
|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)||7-2||W||182||7 un||O||10||4||0||8||5||1|
|6/28/2013||NOLASCO(R)||SAN DIEGO||VOLQUEZ(R)||2-9||L||-120||7.5 ev||O||9||9||1||15||7||0|
|6/29/2013||TURNER(R)||SAN DIEGO||STULTS(L)||7-1||W||+100||7.5 un||O||9||5||0||7||5||1|
|6/30/2013||EOVALDI(R)||SAN DIEGO||CASHNER(R)|| |
|7/1/2013||FERNANDEZ(R)||SAN DIEGO||MARQUIS(R)|| |
|7/2/2013||KOEHLER(R)||@ ATLANTA||MEDLEN(R)|| |
|7/3/2013||NOLASCO(R)||@ ATLANTA||MINOR(L)|| |
|7/4/2013||TURNER(R)||@ ATLANTA||TEHERAN(R)|| |
|7/5/2013||EOVALDI(R)||@ ST LOUIS||WESTBROOK(R)|| |
|7/6/2013||FERNANDEZ(R)||@ ST LOUIS||KELLY(R)|| |
|7/7/2013|| ||@ ST LOUIS|| || |
|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.
|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).
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*Padres-Marlins Preview* ========================
San Diego (40-40) at Miami (27-51), 1:10 p.m. EDT
The San Diego Padres have won all three of Andrew Cashner's starts against NL East opponents, including one in which he excelled against the Miami Marlins.
Cashner will look to duplicate that effort from last month when he takes the mound Sunday as the Padres and Marlins continue this four-game set in Miami.
Cashner (5-3, 3.34 ERA) is 3-0 with a 2.05 ERA in three starts against the East - all at home. The first one was a 5-0 victory over the Marlins on May 6 as he lasted 7 1-3 innings in the longest outing of his career at that time.
The right-hander has since surpassed that distance twice, including an eight-inning stint in which he surrendered one run last Sunday and did not receive a decision in a 3-1 loss to the Dodgers. Cashner threw 91 pitches and recorded 18 groundouts.
"I was able to keep my pitch count down and I threw some good pitches when I was behind in the count," he said.
Cashner also has been solid at the plate with six hits in 22 at-bats.
He'll be opposed by another Texas-born right-hander in Nathan Eovaldi (1-0, 3.00), who will face the Padres (40-41) for the second time. Eovaldi defeated them July 28 in his Miami debut by yielding one run over 5 1-3 innings in a 4-2 victory.
Eovaldi has started twice since beginning 2013 on the 60-day disabled list due to shoulder inflammation. He has lasted six innings and given up two runs both times, earning his first win since August in last Sunday's 7-2 victory at San Francisco.
His fastball topped out at 98 mph as he threw 56 of 86 pitches for strikes.
"He threw a lot of strikes," manager Mike Redmond told the Marlins' official website. "For his second start, he gave us exactly what we needed."
San Diego had yielded a total of three runs in going 4-0 against Miami before Saturday's 7-1 defeat.
The Marlins (28-51) matched their season run total against the Padres in the first inning as Marcell Ozuna had an RBI single, Ed Lucas scored on an error and Placido Polanco had a sacrifice fly. They doubled their lead with three runs in the fourth.
Jacob Turner pitched a seven-hitter for his first complete game and the first by a Miami pitcher this year.
The Marlins are 14-10 in June. Giancarlo Stanton homered Saturday and has hit safely in all 10 home games since being activated off the disabled list June 10, batting .385 with three homers and 10 RBIs.
Derek Dietrich, who made his major league debut in San Diego on May 8, is 4 for 8 in this series for Miami. For the Padres, Logan Forsythe is 4 for 8 and Will Venable 4 for 9.
San Diego has lost seven of 12 while playing without its top three hitters in Everth Cabrera, Jedd Gyorko and Yonder Alonso.
These teams have played some quick games with Saturday's meeting the third to take less than 2 hours and 30 minutes.
|Last Updated: 9/1/2014 10:50:41 PM EST|