|CINCINNATI ( LATOS )|
SAN DIEGO ( VOLQUEZ )
|913||CINCINNATI||-150||Ov 7.5,-105||-150||Ov 7,-115|
|914||SAN DIEGO||+140||Un 7.5,-115||+140||Un 7,-105|
|vs Right-handed Starters||40-29||+1.2||36-31||4.7||0.256||0.327||3.6||0.242||0.298|
|Past 7 Games||3-5||-2.4||2-5||3.5||0.239||0.293||2.7||0.257||0.299|
|vs Right-handed Starters||29-40||-6.7||34-34||3.7||0.238||0.298||4.8||0.267||0.336|
|Past 7 Games||5-2||+4.8||3-4||4.6||0.250||0.302||3.9||0.251||0.326|
|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)||1-2||L||-135||7.5 un||U||7||10||1||5||6||0|
|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||LYNN(R)|| |
|8/6/2013|| ||OAKLAND|| || |
|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)|| |
|8/6/2013|| ||BALTIMORE|| || |
|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 (59-48) at San Diego (49-58), 10:10 p.m. EDT
The Cincinnati Reds knew they were paying a hefty price to pry Mat Latos away from the San Diego Padres prior to last season, but his addition to the front of their rotation has helped the club rank among the best pitching staffs in baseball the last two years.
The right-hander visits San Diego for the second time since being dealt and will oppose former Red Edinson Volquez as Cincinnati looks to end a four-game losing streak Tuesday night
Cincinnati acquired Latos from the Padres on Dec. 17, 2011, for Volquez and former first-round picks Yonder Alonso and Yasmani Grandal. He was a 14-game winner for San Diego in 2010 and went 27-29 with a 3.37 ERA in 72 starts from 2009-11.
The Reds don't seem to have any complaints about the trade, as Latos (10-3, 3.39 ERA) helped the team rank tied for third in the majors with a 3.34 ERA on their way to an NL Central title in 2012.
He's having another solid campaign and allowed two runs - one earned - in 7 2-3 innings of Thursday's 5-2 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers.
"Latos was really dealing," manager Dusty Baker said. "His fastball looked like it was going to go low, and then it stayed up in the zone. He also had a really good breaking ball."
Cincinnati (59-48) has a 3.32 ERA that ranks second in baseball to Pittsburgh, but a couple of former Reds helped the Padres earn a thrilling 2-1 victory in Monday's series opener.
Closer Aroldis Chapman walked Alonso to open the bottom of the ninth, and pinch-hitter Chris Denorfia, who played 67 games for Cincinnati in 2005 and '06, followed with a walkoff homer.
"It was one of those when you hit it hard on that part of the bat, you don't even feel the vibration. It felt great," Denorfia said.
Alonso is hitting .375 with nine RBIs over his last 11 for San Diego (49-58), which has won three straight despite scoring three runs over the last two contests.
The Reds have scored three times during their skid and will look to get their offense back on track while facing Volquez, who will oppose his former team for the third time.
Volquez (8-8, 5.70) was 30-18 with a 4.17 ERA for the Reds from 2008-11 and won 17 games in his first season in Cincinnati after coming over from Texas in the trade that sent Josh Hamilton to the Rangers.
The right-hander gave up three runs in 5 1-3 innings of a 10-8 win over Milwaukee on Thursday.
"Edinson did a nice job early in the game," manager Bud Black said. "I thought he was throwing the ball well. He was really utilizing the curveball and changeup. He was making his pitches."
Both Latos and Volquez pitched well against their former teams when they opposed each other July 5, 2012. Latos gave up four hits and struck out eight in seven scoreless innings, while Volquez allowed one run and fanned 10 in seven frames before the Padres scored in the bottom of the ninth for a 2-1 win.
Volquez wasn't as good but still picked up the victory in his only other start versus the Reds on July 30, 2012, as he allowed five runs in five innings of an 11-5 win.
Reds outfielder Shin-Soo Choo sat out the series opener after twisting his left ankle stealing second Sunday and is listed as day to day.
|Last Updated: 9/3/2014 1:35:35 AM EST|