|ARIZONA ( CORBIN )|
BOSTON ( PEAVY )
|927||ARIZONA||+140||Ov 9,-105||+140||Ov 8,-110|
|928||BOSTON||-150||Un 9,-115||-150||Un 8,-110|
|vs Right-handed Starters||36-37||-3.8||32-38||4.1||0.251||0.311||4.3||0.256||0.311|
|Past 7 Games||3-4||-0.7||3-4||4.3||0.278||0.314||4.4||0.224||0.294|
|vs Left-handed Starters||22-14||+5.8||13-21||4.6||0.263||0.331||3.6||0.256||0.323|
|Past 7 Games||5-2||+2.2||4-2||5.7||0.270||0.335||3.6||0.273||0.325|
|7/20/2013||MILEY(L)||@ SAN FRANCISCO||CAIN(R)||3-4||L||125||7 un||P||9||13||0||8||7||2|
|7/21/2013||DELGADO(R)||@ SAN FRANCISCO||BUMGARNER(L)||3-1||W||150||7 un||U||8||7||2||5||8||0|
|7/22/2013||SKAGGS(L)||CHICAGO CUBS||RUSIN(L)||2-4||L||-185||9 un||U||6||7||0||11||7||0|
|7/23/2013||CORBIN(L)||CHICAGO CUBS||WOOD(L)||10-4||W||-175||7.5 un||O||14||7||2||7||9||0|
|7/24/2013||KENNEDY(R)||CHICAGO CUBS||SAMARDZIJA(R)||6-7||L||-135||8 ov||O||12||16||2||11||7||1|
|7/25/2013||MILEY(L)||CHICAGO CUBS||VILLANUEVA(R)||3-1||W||-165||8.5 ev||U||7||7||0||6||7||0|
|7/26/2013||DELGADO(R)||SAN DIEGO||STULTS(L)||10-0||W||-135||8.5 un||O||17||9||0||3||4||1|
|7/27/2013||SKAGGS(L)||SAN DIEGO||CASHNER(R)||3-12||L||-125||8.5 ov||O||6||9||1||9||6||0|
|7/28/2013||CORBIN(L)||SAN DIEGO||ROSS(R)||0-1||L||-190||8 un||U||3||4||0||7||6||0|
|7/30/2013||KENNEDY(R)||@ TAMPA BAY||HERNANDEZ(R)||2-5||L||150||8 ev||U||5||3||0||10||11||0|
|7/31/2013||MILEY(L)||@ TAMPA BAY||HELLICKSON(R)||7-0||W||170||7.5 un||U||14||8||1||3||9||0|
|8/1/2013||SPRUILL(R)||@ TEXAS||DARVISH(R)||1-7||L||225||8.5 ov||U||8||6||1||11||6||0|
|8/2/2013||DELGADO(R)||@ BOSTON||LESTER(L)||7-6||W||180||9 ov||O||16||9||1||9||6||0|
|8/3/2013||CORBIN(L)||@ BOSTON||PEAVY(R)|| |
|8/4/2013||MCCARTHY(R)||@ BOSTON||DOUBRONT(L)|| |
|8/6/2013||MILEY(L)||TAMPA BAY||HELLICKSON(R)|| |
|8/7/2013||SPRUILL(R)||TAMPA BAY||ARCHER(R)|| |
|8/9/2013||DELGADO(R)||NY METS||GEE(R)|| |
|8/10/2013|| ||NY METS|| || |
|7/20/2013||LACKEY(R)||NY YANKEES||KURODA(R)||2-5||L||-150||9 ov||U||7||5||1||12||7||1|
|7/21/2013||DEMPSTER(R)||NY YANKEES||SABATHIA(L)||8-7||W||-140||8.5 un||O||11||10||3||13||12||1|
|7/22/2013||WORKMAN(R)||TAMPA BAY||MOORE(L)||0-3||L||+115||9 un||U||2||2||0||8||8||0|
|7/23/2013||LESTER(L)||TAMPA BAY||HERNANDEZ(R)||6-2||W||-140||9.5 ev||U||12||7||0||7||5||1|
|7/24/2013||DOUBRONT(L)||TAMPA BAY||PRICE(L)||1-5||L||+100||8.5 un||U||5||3||1||11||8||0|
|7/26/2013||LACKEY(R)||@ BALTIMORE||TILLMAN(R)||0-6||L||-105||9 un||U||4||6||1||10||5||0|
|7/27/2013||DEMPSTER(R)||@ BALTIMORE||FELDMAN(R)||7-3||W||110||9 ov||O||10||6||0||9||9||0|
|7/28/2013||LESTER(L)||@ BALTIMORE||HAMMEL(R)||5-0||W||-115||9 un||U||10||7||1||5||6||0|
|7/29/2013||DOUBRONT(L)||TAMPA BAY||PRICE(L)||1-2||L||+100||8 ev||U||5||4||0||9||10||0|
|8/5/2013||LACKEY(R)||@ HOUSTON||OBERHOLTZER(L)|| |
|8/6/2013||DEMPSTER(R)||@ HOUSTON||LYLES(R)|| |
|8/7/2013||LESTER(L)||@ HOUSTON||COSART(R)|| |
|8/8/2013||PEAVY(R)||@ KANSAS CITY||CHEN(L)|| |
|8/9/2013||DOUBRONT(L)||@ KANSAS CITY||SANTANA(R)|| |
|8/10/2013|| ||@ KANSAS CITY|| || |
|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.
|BOSTON: HITTING: OF JACOBY ELLSBURY's 2011 breakout was no fluke. He has real power to complement his elite speed. 2B DUSTIN PEDROIA bounced back from a slow start to finish with career highs in HR and RBI. He benefits from hitting behind Ellsbury. 3B KEVIN YOUKILIS is a huge injury risk. His best seasons are behind him. 1B ADRIAN GONZALEZ wasted no time winning over Boston fans last year, and should hit even more HR in 2012. DH DAVID ORTIZ has put together two straight impressive years after being left for dead in 2009. 2011 Super Bust OF CARL CRAWFORD will bounce back, just not as much as most experts think. Most of the catcher duties will go to C JARROD SALTALAMACCHIA, with C KELLY SHOPPACH getting ABs against lefties. Right field will be filled by former Giants playoff hero CODY ROSS. SS NICK PUNTO replaces Marco Scutaro, who is now in Colorado. 3B MIKE AVILES is a solid hitter with the defensive flexibility to end up with semi-regular ABs. |
STARTING PITCHING: JON LESTER seems to have leveled off as a very good pitcher instead of ascending into an elite class. He lost some speed on his pitches and got hit a little harder in 2011. Coming off the best season of his up-and-down career, JOSH BECKETT's numbers are bound to regress a bit in 2012. Back problems limited CLAY BUCHHOLZ last season, and he lost some of the zip on his fastball. He'll tally a low ERA and 15+ wins if he can stay healthy. ALFREDO ACEVES was outstanding out of the bullpen last year, and will compete for a rotation spot this year. He was a starter for years in the Mexican League and the minors. Former setup man DANIEL BARD is being converted to a starter, but he may wind up back in the bullpen later on. After Tommy John surgeries, DAISUKE MATSUZAKA is due to return around July, while JOHN LACKEY won't be back until 2013.
RELIEF PITCHING: ANDREW BAILEY was a acquired from Oakland in December for a heap of prospects. He's one of the best closers in baseball, and may even be an upgrade from departed Jonathan Papelbon in the ninth. Time will tell how he'll handle the increased scrutiny of playing in Boston. Coming over in a trade for infielder Jed Lowrie, MARK MELANCON was excellent as a closer last season in Houston and should be Bailey's main set-up man in the eighth inning. BOBBY JENKS has ninth-inning experience, but he will be out at least two months coming off a pulmonary embolism.
|~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PA SPORTSTICKER NL PREVIEW (ARIZONA-BOSTON) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ |
*Diamondbacks-Red Sox Preview* ==============================
By JEFF MEZYDLO STATS Senior Writer
Arizona (55-53) at Boston (66-44), 7:10 p.m. EDT
With an eye on helping the Boston Red Sox reach the postseason, Jake Peavy is set to begin a new chapter in his stellar career.
The 32-year-old right-hander makes his debut for the Red Sox on Saturday night against the Arizona Diamondbacks.
Perhaps the biggest name to be moved prior to Wednesday's trade deadline, Peavy (8-4, 4.28 ERA) was acquired from the Chicago White Sox on Tuesday as part of a three-team trade in which Boston (66-45) sent talented young infielder Jose Iglesias to Detroit.
Peavy, who last pitched in the postseason for San Diego in 2006, is excited about the chance of possibly returning with the Red Sox - leaders by one game over Tampa Bay in the AL East.
"The opportunity I've been given, I couldn't ask for anything more than to come to a team in first place with a realistic chance, which is why we all play this game - to play in the postseason," said Peavy, who is reunited with former White Sox bullpen coach Juan Nieves - now the pitching coach in Boston.
Peavy, who made one previous appearance at Fenway Park in 2011, has won two straight starts despite yielding eight runs and four homers over 13 innings.
"I expect to win on my day, and to be the best teammate I can be," the 2007 NL Cy Young Award winner said. "I think I can win. I still think I can be a pitcher who can go out every fifth day and give my team a chance to win."
Peavy is 13-12 with a 4.66 ERA in 29 starts against the Diamondbacks (56-53), but has not faced them since 2009.
He'll try to help the Red Sox bounce back after their six-game interleague winning streak ended with a 7-6 loss to Arizona on Friday. Ex-Boston outfielder Cody Ross had four hits, including a tiebreaking solo homer in the seventh to help the Diamondbacks snap a five-game skid to the Red Sox.
Ross, who had 22 home runs and 81 RBIs in 130 games last season for Boston, is 9 for 14 with five RBIs in three games.
"Obviously, I want to come in here and perform and play well. Any time you one of your old teams you want to do that," he said, "but I have no hard feelings toward anybody in this organization."
Ross' only hit in five at-bats versus Peavy was a home run.
Arizona might have a good chance to spoil Peavy's Beantown debut and record consecutive road wins for the first time since July 3-4 behind All-Star Patrick Corbin (12-2, 2.24).
The left-hander has allowed one run in each of his last four starts, during which he's struck out 34 over 28 2-3 innings. His three-start winning streak ended Sunday despite allowing a run and fanning eight in eight innings of a 1-0 loss to San Diego.
"I just want to do the same thing: Go up there and give up as few runs as I can," Corbin said.
He'll try to cool off Boston's Jacoby Ellsbury, who is batting .474 (27 for 57) during a 13-game interleague hitting streak.
Arizona's Aaron Hill is 13 for 26 with eight extra-base hits in his last six games against AL opponents.
|Last Updated: 9/18/2014 2:44:15 AM EST|