|CINCINNATI ( LEAKE )|
SAN DIEGO ( OSULLIVAN )
|959||CINCINNATI||-140||Ov 7.5,-110||-145||Ov 7.5,-105|
|960||SAN DIEGO||+130||Un 7.5,-110||+135||Un 7.5,-115|
|vs Right-handed Starters||40-28||+2.5||36-30||4.7||0.257||0.327||3.7||0.243||0.299|
|Past 7 Games||3-4||-1||2-4||3.9||0.243||0.290||2.9||0.267||0.305|
|vs Right-handed Starters||28-40||-8||34-33||3.7||0.239||0.299||4.8||0.268||0.336|
|Past 7 Games||5-2||+4.6||3-4||5.0||0.251||0.305||4.1||0.239||0.310|
|7/22/2013||ARROYO(R)||@ SAN FRANCISCO||LINCECUM(R)||11-0||W||110||7 un||O||17||6||0||7||5||1|
|7/23/2013||CINGRANI(L)||@ SAN FRANCISCO||SURKAMP(L)||9-3||W||-130||7.5 ov||O||15||6||0||8||8||0|
|7/23/2013||REYNOLDS(R)||SAN FRANCISCO||ZITO(L)||3-5||L||+105||8.5 un||U||10||14||0||9||6||2|
|7/24/2013||LEAKE(R)||@ SAN FRANCISCO||GAUDIN(R)||8-3||W||-120||7.5 un||O||13||10||2||15||15||1|
|7/25/2013||LATOS(R)||@ LA DODGERS||GREINKE(R)||5-2||W||100||7 un||P||10||6||1||9||8||0|
|7/26/2013||BAILEY(R)||@ LA DODGERS||KERSHAW(L)||1-2||L||165||6.5 un||U||6||4||0||7||5||0|
|7/27/2013||ARROYO(R)||@ LA DODGERS||RYU(L)||1-4||L||110||7.5 un||U||2||2||0||10||5||0|
|7/28/2013||CINGRANI(L)||@ LA DODGERS||CAPUANO(L)||0-1||L||-105||7.5 un||U||3||5||0||5||5||0|
|7/29/2013||LEAKE(R)||@ SAN DIEGO||O'SULLIVAN(R)|| |
|7/30/2013||LATOS(R)||@ SAN DIEGO||VOLQUEZ(R)|| |
|7/31/2013||BAILEY(R)||@ SAN DIEGO||STULTS(L)|| |
|8/2/2013||ARROYO(R)||ST LOUIS||MILLER(R)|| |
|8/3/2013||CINGRANI(L)||ST LOUIS||WESTBROOK(R)|| |
|8/4/2013||LEAKE(R)||ST LOUIS|| || |
|7/19/2013||MARQUIS(R)||@ ST LOUIS||WESTBROOK(R)||6-9||L||180||9 un||O||13||9||0||14||7||0|
|7/20/2013||VOLQUEZ(R)||@ ST LOUIS||LYNN(R)||5-3||W||190||8.5 ov||U||9||9||0||4||3||0|
|7/21/2013||STULTS(L)||@ ST LOUIS||WAINWRIGHT(R)||2-3||L||220||7.5 un||U||10||7||1||8||6||0|
|7/22/2013||CASHNER(R)||@ MILWAUKEE||GORZELANNY(L)||5-3||W||100||8.5 ev||U||6||5||1||4||5||0|
|7/23/2013||ROSS(R)||@ MILWAUKEE||HAND(R)||6-2||W||120||8.5 un||U||15||10||1||4||4||0|
|7/24/2013||O'SULLIVAN(R)||@ MILWAUKEE||LOHSE(R)||1-3||L||145||8.5 ev||U||5||4||1||9||9||0|
|7/25/2013||VOLQUEZ(R)||@ MILWAUKEE||GALLARDO(R)||10-8||W||140||8.5 ev||O||16||8||0||13||10||1|
|7/26/2013||STULTS(L)||@ ARIZONA||DELGADO(R)||0-10||L||125||8.5 un||O||3||4||1||17||9||0|
|7/27/2013||CASHNER(R)||@ ARIZONA||SKAGGS(L)||12-3||W||115||8.5 ov||O||9||6||0||6||9||1|
|7/28/2013||ROSS(R)||@ ARIZONA||CORBIN(L)||1-0||W||180||8 un||U||7||6||0||3||4||0|
|8/2/2013||CASHNER(R)||NY YANKEES||SABATHIA(L)|| |
|8/3/2013||ROSS(R)||NY YANKEES||NOVA(R)|| |
|8/4/2013||O'SULLIVAN(R)||NY YANKEES||HUGHES(R)|| |
|CINCINNATI: HITTING: 2B BRANDON PHILLIPS sparked the Reds offense after moving to the top of the order. But his free-swinging makes him a bad fit there. SS ZACK COZART played in only 11 games for the Reds before wrecking his non-throwing elbow, but it was still enough to convince the team they'd seen enough of PAUL JANISH in the starting role. 1B JOEY VOTTO keeps punishing pitchers. OF JAY BRUCE is in his gawky, teenage phase, but he's already emerged as a major power source. OF DREW STUBBS must cut down on his MLB-leading 206 strikeouts. He's out of the leadoff spot now, but those whiffs don't play well anywhere in the lineup. OF CHRIS HEISEY should get the starting nod in left now that Yonder Alonso is out of the picture. 3B SCOTT ROLEN is a permanent health question mark. His backup, JUAN FRANCISCO, swings for the fences. C DEVIN MESORACO is the most hyped catching prospect since Matt Wieters. RYAN HANIGAN will split squatting responsibilities with him. |
STARTING PITCHING: Considered a source of strength entering the 2011 campaign, the Reds rotation directly caused their undoing. The first step toward a remedy was trading for MAT LATOS, who began 2011 slow and got stronger as the year went on. The 24-year-old threw at least six innings with 5+ K in 16 of his final 17 starts (2.94 ERA). But that was in a much more pitcher-friendly environment. He has a decent career road ERA (3.57), and Cincy will surely give him much better run support than he received in San Diego. Last year's pitching problems began with BRONSON ARROYO, who gave up more home runs in a season than any pitcher in this millennium. He allowed more HR (46) than walks (45). JOHNNY CUETO was the one big bright spot; he hasn't maintained the strikeout rates he flashed early in his career, but he's All-Star caliber. HOMER BAILEY was a disappointment, going 9-7 with a 4.43 ERA. MIKE LEAKE actually pitched pretty well after he got his first taste of the minors to get his mechanics worked out.
RELIEF PITCHING: With Francisco Cordero flying the coop, and newcomer RYAN MADSON lost for the season with Tommy John Surgery, Cincinnati will use a closer-by-committee approach. The Reds gave up three players, including starter Travis Wood, to acquire SEAN MARSHALL, who should fit in nicely as a set-up man who's tough on both right-and left-handed batters. AROLDIS CHAPMAN is listed as the main set-up man for Marshall, but he missed out on winter ball and could be too raw to trust in the ninth inning. LOGAN ONDRUSEK is also capable of being a decent closer, with a big fastball.
|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.
|~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PA SPORTSTICKER NL PREVIEW (CINCINNATI-SAN DIEGO) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ |
*Reds-Padres Preview* =====================
By JEFF BARTL STATS Writer
Cincinnati (59-46) at San Diego (47-58), 10:10 p.m. EDT
The Cincinnati Reds' offense has gone stagnant, which means another stingy performance from Mike Leake could be even more necessary.
A solid pitching effort bailed out the San Diego Padres in their most recent contest, and they'll look to send Cincinnati to a fourth straight defeat Monday night.
Cincinnati (59-47) averaged 6.2 runs while winning seven of its previous nine, but it scored just twice while dropping the final three of its four-game series with the Los Angeles Dodgers.
After plating one run each Friday and Saturday, the Reds fell 1-0 on Yasiel Puig's homer in the bottom of the 11th inning Sunday. Brandon Phillips went 0 for 4 and finished 1 for 13 for the series.
"Our guys are trying the best they can," manager Dusty Baker said. "I mean, everybody's talking about our on-base percentage, but you've got to have some guys drive them in. We were frustrated all day."
Cincinnati's pitching staff, which ranks among the majors' best with a 3.33 team ERA after striking out a franchise-record 20 on Sunday, allowed only eight earned runs against the Dodgers and now will turn to Leake (10-4, 2.73 ERA) for another solid effort.
Leake has won three straight starts after giving up one run despite a career-worst 12 hits through six innings of an 8-3 win over San Francisco on Wednesday. He also had his second three-hit game of the year but is 2 for 37 in the other 17 games he's batted.
The right-hander is 8-2 with a 1.97 ERA over his last 13 starts. Leake's only career start versus San Diego didn't go so well, though, as he allowed five runs and walked three in 1 2-3 innings of an 11-5 defeat July 30, 2012.
The Reds have won six of the last seven meetings with the Padres, which completed a 6-4 road trip with two series wins after a 1-0 victory over Arizona on Sunday and will play at home for the first time in the second half.
"The guys should be proud about the way they bounced back after the All-Star break," manager Bud Black said. "It was a good road trip."
San Diego (48-58), though, needed a solid pitching performance from Tyson Ross - who allowed three hits in eight innings - to help overshadow its inconsistent offense. It has scored one run or none three times in a five-game stretch, but totaled 22 in winning the other two.
Carlos Quentin drove in his 20th run of July on Sunday, and he'll look to help provide enough support for Sean O'Sullivan, who looks to build off a solid outing.
O'Sullivan (0-2, 4.73) has made two starts and three appearances since being recalled July 12 after the Padres announced Clayton Richard would have season-ending shoulder surgery. He pitched well in his latest outing but still suffered a 3-1 defeat after giving up three runs - two earned - in 6 1-3 innings Wednesday at Milwaukee.
That start was in place of Jason Marquis, who will undergo Tommy John surgery.
"He's got a little bit of a bulldog in him," Black said. "He changed speeds, and he kept the ball down. We just couldn't get any runs for him."
The right-hander has never faced the Reds, who have won six of their last eight in San Diego.
|Last Updated: 10/23/2014 11:28:12 AM EST|