|MILWAUKEE ( GORZELANNY )|
ARIZONA ( CORBIN )
|909||MILWAUKEE||+170||Ov 8,-120||+155||Ov 8,-105|
|910||ARIZONA||-180||Un 8,+100||-165||Un 8,-115|
|vs Left-handed Starters||9-23||-15.8||16-15||3.4||0.251||0.292||5.0||0.268||0.335|
|Past 7 Games||3-4||-1.2||2-5||3.4||0.249||0.305||4.9||0.272||0.362|
|vs Left-handed Starters||15-15||+1||11-18||4.0||0.259||0.326||3.7||0.249||0.318|
|Past 7 Games||4-3||+0.6||2-5||4.9||0.239||0.307||3.4||0.249||0.286|
|6/28/2013||HELLWEG(R)||@ PITTSBURGH||COLE(R)||3-10||L||182||8 ov||O||10||9||2||12||6||0|
|6/29/2013||HAND(R)||@ PITTSBURGH||LIRIANO(L)||1-2||L||187||7.5 ov||U||7||7||0||6||3||0|
|6/30/2013||LOHSE(R)||@ PITTSBURGH||MORTON(R)||1-2||L||130||8 un||U||4||4||0||8||12||2|
|7/1/2013||GALLARDO(R)||@ WASHINGTON||ZIMMERMANN(R)||5-10||L||175||7 ov||O||11||7||2||13||7||0|
|7/2/2013||PERALTA(R)||@ WASHINGTON||STRASBURG(R)||4-0||W||230||7.5 un||U||8||9||0||8||10||1|
|7/3/2013||LOHSE(R)||@ WASHINGTON||DETWILER(L)||4-1||W||125||8 ov||U||10||7||0||5||6||1|
|7/4/2013||HAND(R)||@ WASHINGTON||JORDAN(R)||5-8||L||150||8.5 un||O||10||8||2||11||7||0|
|7/5/2013||HELLWEG(R)||NY METS||WHEELER(R)||5-12||L||-125||9 un||O||12||8||3||14||13||1|
|7/6/2013||GALLARDO(R)||NY METS||MARCUM(R)||7-6||W||-145||8.5 ov||O||12||9||0||10||9||2|
|7/7/2013||GORZELANNY(L)||NY METS||HEFNER(R)||1-2||L||-130||9 un||U||3||5||2||11||9||0|
|7/11/2013||GALLARDO(R)||@ ARIZONA||MILEY(L)||3-5||L||130||9 un||U||9||6||0||5||6||0|
|7/12/2013||GORZELANNY(L)||@ ARIZONA||CORBIN(L)|| |
|7/13/2013||LOHSE(R)||@ ARIZONA||DELGADO(R)|| |
|7/14/2013||PERALTA(R)||@ ARIZONA||KENNEDY(R)|| |
|7/19/2013|| ||MIAMI|| || |
|6/28/2013||DELGADO(R)||@ ATLANTA||TEHERAN(R)||0-3||L||155||8 un||U||4||4||0||11||11||0|
|6/29/2013||KENNEDY(R)||@ ATLANTA||HUDSON(R)||5-11||L||135||7.5 ev||O||10||9||1||11||10||0|
|6/30/2013||CAHILL(R)||@ ATLANTA||MAHOLM(L)||2-6||L||140||8 un||P||8||6||1||10||10||0|
|7/1/2013||MILEY(L)||@ NY METS||MARCUM(R)||4-5||L||-120||7.5 ev||O||11||11||1||16||20||0|
|7/2/2013||CORBIN(L)||@ NY METS||HEFNER(R)||1-9||L||-140||7 ov||O||6||8||0||12||3||0|
|7/3/2013||DELGADO(R)||@ NY METS||HARVEY(R)||5-3||W||170||6.5 ov||O||10||10||0||10||5||1|
|7/4/2013||KENNEDY(R)||@ NY METS||GEE(R)||5-4||W||-115||7.5 ov||O||17||13||0||10||14||1|
|7/5/2013||SKAGGS(L)||COLORADO||DE LA ROSA(L)||5-0||W||-135||8.5 un||U||10||5||0||3||2||0|
|7/8/2013||DELGADO(R)||LA DODGERS||GREINKE(R)||1-6||L||-110||8.5 ov||U||4||4||1||17||11||0|
|7/9/2013||KENNEDY(R)||LA DODGERS||NOLASCO(R)||1-6||L||-115||9 un||U||5||5||2||10||7||1|
|7/10/2013||SKAGGS(L)||LA DODGERS||RYU(L)||5-7||L||-110||8.5 un||O||9||8||0||15||13||1|
|7/19/2013|| ||@ SAN FRANCISCO|| || |
|MILWAUKEE: HITTING: It helped when the Brew Crew had Prince Fielder in the fold, but there's still lots of firepower here now that he's moved on. 2B RICKIE WEEKS starts it off, with some of the game's best bat speed. OF NYJER MORGAN doesn't hit the ball hard, but when it drops in he's off to the races. OF RYAN BRAUN has put up Hall of Fame numbers since day one. Now the big question is whether he doped to do it. OF COREY HART has improved his batting eye and is no longer an on-base liability. He's also one of the few Brewers hitters who plays even average defense. 3B ARAMIS RAMIREZ is on the down side of his career, but remains productive. Backup TAYLOR GREEN should see decent time behind him though. IF MAT GAMEL is slated to start at first; nobody knows if he'll be any good. He sure as heck won't be Prince Fielder. C JONATHAN LUCROY was effective in a middle-of-the-road kind of way. Fourth OF CARLOS GOMEZ still can't hit. SS ALEX GONZALEZ will play every day and has decent pop for a middle infielder. |
STARTING PITCHING: The Brewers' front three is among the most formidable in baseball. YOVANI GALLARDO has improved his peripherals every year as a starter. High pitch counts used to chase him early in games, but not anymore. One day he'll win a Cy Young. ZACK GREINKE was a product of bad defense, bad luck, and an unusually high home run rate. In the second half, he was a beast. SHAUN MARCUM pulled a reverse Greinke, starting brilliantly then fading down the stretch. Not too surprising, given the durability issues that have followed Marcum throughout his career. Most teams would still kill to have him as their No. 3 starter. People laughed when the Crew signed RANDY WOLF for three years and $30 million, but he's been a highly dependable innings-eater in both seasons as a Brewer. The same holds for CHRIS NARVESON. He's the very definition of a back-end guy, but as fifth starters go, he's pretty good.
RELIEF PITCHING: JOHN AXFORD and his Long John Silver's facial hair are proof positive that you don't need to spend a fortune on a closer. Axford was an undrafted retread when Milwaukee signed him. The list of 'proven closers' with fat contracts that Axford has outpitched each of the past two years is a deep one. FRANCISCO RODRIGUEZ ruined the Brewers' offseason plans by accepting arbitration. He's a decent bet for some cheap saves, and still brings it with that crazy body-flinging delivery. But the team may still deal him at some point this season. KAMERON LOE has made a reasonably smooth transition to full-time reliever.
|ARIZONA: HITTING: Arizona's offense placed ninth in the majors in runs (4.5 per game), homers (172) and OPS (.736), thanks in big part to its young outfield trio. OF JUSTIN UPTON, 24, had a career year and led his team with a .289 BA, 31 HR, 88 RBI, 105 runs and a .369 OBP. OF GERARDO PARRA may have won a Gold Glove, but OF JASON KUBEL is the new leftfielder. Kubel's power numbers will improve in the desert. OF CHRIS YOUNG's .236 BA was poor, but his .331 OBP allowed him to score 89 times and swipe a team-high 22 SB. 1B PAUL GOLDSCHMIDT, 24, belted 30 homers in 103 Double-A games and continued his power in the majors with eight bombs in 156 at-bats. 3B RYAN ROBERTS (19 HR, 86 runs) and C MIGUEL MONTERO (18 HR, 86 RBI) also had career-best seasons. 2B AARON HILL was a great midseason acquisition from Toronto, tallying an .878 OPS in 33 games with Arizona. SS STEPHEN DREW batted only .252 with 5 HR in half a season before fracturing his ankle. He'll probably return in early May, and speedy WILLIE BLOOMQUIST will replace him in the starting lineup. |
STARTING PITCHING: D-backs starters won 71 games, sixth-most in baseball. IAN KENNEDY won 21 of those contests and led the team with a 2.88 ERA and 198 strikeouts. He also held batters to a .210 BA at hitter-friendly Chase Field. DANIEL HUDSON was strong in all facets as well, notching 16 wins, 169 K and a 3.49 ERA. He pitches like a seasoned veteran, but he's only 25. Newcomer TREVOR CAHILL was 6-1 with a 1.79 ERA in his first 10 starts before finishing 6-13 with a 5.25 ERA. Don't expect a huge comeback going from a pitcher's park to a hitter's park. The Diamondbacks brought back innings eater JOE SAUNDERS, which closed the door for stud prospect WADE MILEY to begin 2012 in Arizona's starting rotation. Once the first-round draft pick from 2008 cuts down on his walks, everything else should fall into place, and he should be pitching for the big club come September. JOSH COLLMENTER burst on the scene with his crazy delivery and was unhittable in his first six starts (1.05 ERA, 0.76 WHIP). He predictably tailed off, but still led the rotation with a 1.07 WHIP, walking just 28 batters in 154.1 innings.
RELIEF PITCHING: Arizona led the majors with 58 saves, as J.J. PUTZ tallied 45 of those. He didn't allow a run in his final 18 appearances, finishing with a 2.17 ERA, 0.91 WHIP and 9.5 K per 9 IP. He was unhittable on the road, giving up just one run on nine hits in 24.1 innings (.113 opp. BA). Putz does have a history of being injured, and if he gets hurt again, DAVID HERNANDEZ proved a worthy replacement, saving 11 games last year and posting a strong 10.0 K per 9 IP rate. He held opponents to a meager .193 BA. BRAD ZIEGLER was even better after Arizona acquired him at the deadline. In 23 appearances with the D-backs, the side-arming Ziegler notched a 1.74 ERA and 1.02 WHIP.
|~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PA SPORTSTICKER NL PREVIEW (MILWAUKEE-ARIZONA) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ |
*Brewers-Diamondbacks Preview* ==============================
By JEFF MEZYDLO STATS Senior Writer
Milwaukee (37-54) at Arizona (48-44), 9:40 p.m. EDT
After finally recording his 10th win, Patrick Corbin can focus solely on trying to help the Arizona Diamondbacks remain atop the NL West.
The All-Star left-hander looks to lead the Diamondbacks to a fifth consecutive victory over the visiting Milwaukee Brewers on Friday night.
Corbin (10-1, 2.40 ERA) went 9-0 with a 2.06 ERA in his first 11 starts and 0-1 with a 3.27 ERA over the next six. He allowed a home run and two other hits while striking out 10 in eight innings of a 6-1 win over Colorado on Sunday.
He joins Randy Johnson, Curt Schilling and Brandon Webb as the only Arizona pitchers with at least 10 wins prior to the All-Star break.
"He deserved it a long time ago," Arizona catcher Miguel Montero said. "He should be 15-0, to be honest.
"I'm pretty sure there's a lot of weight off his shoulders to get that 10th win."
Corbin is now focused on trying to help the Diamondbacks (48-44) build on Thursday's 5-3 comeback win over Milwaukee.
"Look, I'm trying to win every game I go out there," he said. "I got No. 10 (Sunday) and I'll aim for No. 11 the next time I go out there."
In his only start against the Brewers on April 6, Corbin gave up two runs in six innings of a 9-2 road victory.
He won't have to worry about facing Milwaukee star Ryan Braun, who will miss at least two more games after being placed on bereavement leave for a family medical issue.
"There's a chance he will miss the whole series," manager Ron Roenicke told the Brewers' official website.
It's the latest setback for the former NL MVP, who played one game after coming off the disabled list Tuesday following missing a month with a thumb injury. He's also dealing with the distraction of possibly facing a suspension for allegedly failing to cooperate with MLB's investigation of the Biogenesis case.
Without Braun on Thursday, Milwaukee (37-54) jumped out to a 3-0 lead on home runs by Jonathan Lucroy and All-Star Carlos Gomez, but Arizona rallied to snap a three-game slide. Arizona's Martin Prado had two hits, including the tiebreaking two-run single in the eighth.
"What it really comes down to his they got a big hit and we didn't," said Roenicke, whose team has been outscored 25-13 while going 0-4 against the Diamondbacks in 2013.
Prado has batted .350 with 10 RBIs in his last 15 games.
Milwaukee's Norichika Aoki has batted .415 in nine games this month, while Gomez's solo shot is his only hit in the last 20 at-bats.
Tom Gorzelanny (1-2, 2.12) makes his second straight start after allowing two unearned runs and striking out eight without a walk in a 2-1 loss to the New York Mets on Sunday. The left-hander, who filled in to give Wily Peralta extra time to heal a strained left hamstring, has split his two spot starts this season while yielding one earned run in 10 innings.
"Obviously (starting is) something I've done most of my career and I enjoy it, but I'm here to do whatever they need me to do," he said. "Start again or go back to the bullpen, I'm happy with whatever."
Gorzelanny has gone 3-1 with a 4.63 ERA in six starts against the Diamondbacks, last facing them in 2010.
|Last Updated: 9/1/2014 8:24:45 AM EST|