|MILWAUKEE ( PERALTA )|
ARIZONA ( KENNEDY )
|907||MILWAUKEE||+155||Ov 9,+100||+145||Ov 8.5,+100|
|908||ARIZONA||-165||Un 9,-120||-155||Un 8.5,-120|
|vs Right-handed Starters||28-32||-3.9||32-26||4.2||0.260||0.310||4.5||0.259||0.313|
|Past 7 Games||2-5||-2.9||1-6||2.4||0.216||0.272||3.3||0.231||0.309|
|vs Right-handed Starters||34-29||+3.5||30-31||4.4||0.255||0.314||4.3||0.259||0.310|
|Past 7 Games||4-3||+0.6||2-5||3.6||0.196||0.261||4.0||0.267||0.309|
|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)||4-5||L||105||8 un||O||8||4||0||6||5||0|
|7/14/2013||PERALTA(R)||@ ARIZONA||KENNEDY(R)|| |
|7/19/2013|| ||MIAMI||TURNER(R)|| |
|7/20/2013|| ||MIAMI|| || |
|7/21/2013|| ||MIAMI|| || |
|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|| || |
|7/21/2013|| ||@ 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 ALAN FERGUSON STATS Writer
Milwaukee (37-56) at Arizona (50-44), 4:10 p.m. EDT
Mired deep in the NL Central cellar, the Milwaukee Brewers haven't had too much to get excited about in the first half of this season.
Wily Peralta's recent performances are a pleasant exception.
In his team's final game before the All-Star break, the right-hander will seek to extend a considerable scoreless streak and help the Brewers avoid their first four-game sweep to the Arizona Diamondbacks on Sunday.
Milwaukee will enter the break no closer than 4 1/2 games behind the fourth-place Chicago Cubs in the Central after enduring its 13th loss in 18 games Saturday. The Brewers (37-56) blew a three-run lead in a 5-4 defeat to Arizona, their franchise-worst sixth straight in the series.
Didi Gregorius, meanwhile, helped the Diamondbacks (50-44) maintain their 2 1/2-game lead in the NL West and reach 50 wins before the All-Star break for the first time since 2003. The shortstop hit one of the team's three solo homers and drove in the tying run in the seventh inning.
"I see this every day," Gregorius said. "We never back down. We fight hard. We never give up."
Peralta (6-9, 4.82 ERA) will try to end his team's four-game skid and send Arizona to just its fourth loss in 12 contests by adding to his scoreless streak of 15 1-3 innings.
The right-hander has kept opponents off the scoreboard in three of his last four outings, going 2-1 with a 1.03 ERA. His latest performance, a 2-0 win over Cincinnati on Tuesday, was the best in his fledgling career.
Peralta tossed a three-hitter with a career high-tying six strikeouts for the Brewers' first complete game since April 5, 2011, a span of 407 games that the team said was the longest drought in major league history.
"If you watched him move around, he was confident," manager Ron Roenicke told the team's website. "You can see it in his body language. I think that in the long run, a game like that can carry him a long way."
In his first appearance against Arizona, Peralta will try to maintain that confidence while pitching opposite Ian Kennedy (3-5, 5.31).
The Arizona right-hander is 0-2 with a 6.48 ERA in his last six starts but has allowed two runs or fewer in three of those games. His latest start Tuesday wasn't one of those solid efforts as he gave up six runs and nine hits over 5 2-3 innings in a 6-1 loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers.
The Diamondbacks have hardly helped Kennedy, the owner of a combined 36 wins the past two seasons, by giving him a combined nine runs of support during his winless stretch.
Kennedy did not receive a decision in his only matchup with the Brewers this season. He allowed four runs over six innings in an 8-7 win in 11 innings April 7 and had a chance at a victory until the Arizona bullpen gave up two runs in the ninth.
It's unknown if the Brewers will activate Ryan Braun off the bereavement list in time for this game. He's already missed the required three contests and can sit out no more than seven in a row.
|Last Updated: 10/22/2014 4:58:47 AM EST|