|MILWAUKEE ( LOHSE )|
ARIZONA ( DELGADO )
|963||MILWAUKEE||+120||Ov 8.5,-120||+120||Ov 8,+100|
|964||ARIZONA||-130||Un 8.5,+100||-130||Un 8,-120|
|vs Right-handed Starters||28-31||-2.9||31-26||4.2||0.260||0.311||4.5||0.260||0.314|
|Past 7 Games||3-4||-0.9||1-6||2.9||0.234||0.295||3.4||0.244||0.325|
|vs Right-handed Starters||33-29||+2.5||29-31||4.4||0.256||0.315||4.3||0.259||0.311|
|Past 7 Games||4-3||+0.6||2-5||4.4||0.217||0.289||3.6||0.264||0.307|
|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)||1-2||L||155||8 un||U||8||11||2||4||3||1|
|7/13/2013||LOHSE(R)||@ ARIZONA||DELGADO(R)|| |
|7/14/2013||PERALTA(R)||@ ARIZONA||KENNEDY(R)|| |
|7/19/2013|| ||MIAMI|| || |
|7/20/2013|| ||MIAMI|| || |
|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|| || |
|7/20/2013|| ||@ 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 JORDAN GARRETSON STATS Writer
Milwaukee (37-54) at Arizona (48-44), 10:10 p.m. EDT
Losses once piled up for Kyle Lohse earlier in the season. Now he's working on another long undefeated streak.
The Milwaukee Brewers hope Lohse can extend that run while winning his third straight start Saturday night against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field.
Lohse (5-6, 3.47 ERA) is 4-0 with a 2.37 ERA in his last eight starts and hasn't lost since an 8-6 defeat at Minnesota on May 30. He's plenty familiar with long unbeaten stints, going 15 starts without a loss for St. Louis at one point last year and 10 starts a year earlier.
Milwaukee (37-55) supplied the right-hander with an average of 2.6 runs of support as he went 1-6 in his first 10 starts. But the Brewers are backing him with 5.3 runs per game over his unbeaten run.
He also received some spectacular defensive help to preserve his latest victory as Carlos Gomez robbed what would have been the go-ahead home run for the final out in a 4-3 win over Cincinnati on Monday. Lohse gave up nine hits - the most he's allowed in 11 starts - but limited the damage to three runs over 6 2-3 innings for his seventh quality start in eight games.
Pitching to contact continues to be successful for Lohse, whose 5.3 strikeouts per nine innings is one of the majors' lowest rates.
"I'm not going to be that guy to get them to swing at balls way out of the zone," he said after beating the Reds. "I'm just up there trying to pound the zone and they took advantage a couple of times, but more times than not I was able to get a weak fly ball or a ground ball."
The Diamondbacks (49-44) only recorded four hits Friday - their fourth time in five games with five or fewer - but it was still enough for a 2-1 win as Patrick Corbin matched a career high with 10 strikeouts in 6 2-3 strong innings.
Paul Goldschmidt drove in a run on a groundout and also doubled, improving to 14 for 32 (.438) during a nine-game hitting streak. He's also 8 for 16 with six RBIs in five games against the Brewers this season.
Arizona scheduled starter Randall Delgado (1-3, 3.82) looks to bounce back from his third loss in four starts after giving up a career-high 11 hits and three runs over six innings of a 6-1 defeat to the Los Angeles Dodgers on Monday. He didn't receive a run of support in any of his losses this season.
Delgado will try to cool off Milwaukee catcher Jonathan Lucroy, who has four homers and is slugging .955 in his last six games after going 2 for 3 with a double Friday.
Norichika Aoki was hitless in five at-bats to end a nine-game hitting streak.
Lohse is 1-0 with a 1.02 ERA over his last three starts versus Arizona, including his first of the season when he gave up one run over six innings but didn't record a decision in a 3-1 loss April 5.
|Last Updated: 9/18/2014 12:44:16 AM EST|