|ARIZONA ( DELGADO )|
CINCINNATI ( ARROYO )
|903||ARIZONA||+155||Ov 8.5,-105||+155||Ov 8,-110|
|904||CINCINNATI||-165||Un 8.5,-115||-165||Un 8,-110|
|vs Right-handed Starters||43-40||0||37-43||4.2||0.252||0.313||4.3||0.256||0.311|
|Past 7 Games||5-2||+3.5||5-2||6.0||0.273||0.330||5.0||0.247||0.299|
|vs Right-handed Starters||48-34||+1.8||43-37||4.6||0.250||0.325||3.7||0.240||0.298|
|Past 7 Games||5-2||+2.1||3-4||4.3||0.221||0.318||2.1||0.196||0.238|
|8/6/2013||MILEY(L)||TAMPA BAY||HELLICKSON(R)||6-1||W||+110||8 ev||U||8||4||0||7||7||0|
|8/7/2013||DELGADO(R)||TAMPA BAY||ARCHER(R)||9-8||W||+110||8 un||O||12||7||0||16||4||0|
|8/9/2013||CORBIN(L)||NY METS||HEFNER(R)||5-4||W||-205||8 un||O||10||9||0||8||7||0|
|8/10/2013||MCCARTHY(R)||NY METS||WHEELER(R)||1-4||L||-170||8.5 un||U||11||10||0||9||7||0|
|8/11/2013||SPRUILL(R)||NY METS||NIESE(L)||5-9||L||-130||9 un||O||11||8||1||11||7||1|
|8/16/2013||MCCARTHY(R)||@ PITTSBURGH||COLE(R)||2-6||L||145||7 un||O||5||4||0||9||5||0|
|8/17/2013||CAHILL(R)||@ PITTSBURGH||LOCKE(L)||15-5||W||150||7.5 un||O||20||9||1||11||8||1|
|8/18/2013||MILEY(L)||@ PITTSBURGH||MORTON(R)||4-2||W||125||7 ev||U||15||13||0||9||13||0|
|8/19/2013||DELGADO(R)||@ CINCINNATI||ARROYO(R)|| |
|8/20/2013||CORBIN(L)||@ CINCINNATI||CINGRANI(L)|| |
|8/21/2013||MCCARTHY(R)||@ CINCINNATI||LEAKE(R)|| |
|8/22/2013||CAHILL(R)||@ CINCINNATI||LATOS(R)|| |
|8/23/2013||MILEY(L)||@ PHILADELPHIA||HAMELS(L)|| |
|8/24/2013||DELGADO(R)||@ PHILADELPHIA||MARTIN(R)|| |
|8/25/2013||CORBIN(L)||@ PHILADELPHIA|| || |
|8/26/2013|| ||SAN DIEGO|| || |
|8/9/2013||ARROYO(R)||SAN DIEGO||CASHNER(R)||7-2||W||-170||8.5 un||O||10||8||0||6||6||2|
|8/10/2013||CINGRANI(L)||SAN DIEGO||ROSS(R)||1-3||L||-185||8 un||U||4||5||4||4||6||0|
|8/11/2013||LEAKE(R)||SAN DIEGO||KENNEDY(R)||3-2||W||-185||8.5 un||U||5||7||2||11||15||0|
|8/12/2013||LATOS(R)||@ CHICAGO CUBS||WOOD(L)||2-0||W||-140||7.5 un||U||4||1||0||6||6||0|
|8/13/2013||BAILEY(R)||@ CHICAGO CUBS||SAMARDZIJA(R)||6-4||W||-140||7 ov||O||8||10||0||7||5||1|
|8/14/2013||ARROYO(R)||@ CHICAGO CUBS||RUSIN(L)||5-0||W||-140||8 un||U||7||4||0||2||2||1|
|8/15/2013||CINGRANI(L)||@ MILWAUKEE||LOHSE(R)||2-1||W||-130||7.5 un||U||6||5||0||6||3||1|
|8/16/2013||LEAKE(R)||@ MILWAUKEE||GORZELANNY(L)||6-7||L||-135||8 un||O||10||8||0||12||8||0|
|8/17/2013||LATOS(R)||@ MILWAUKEE||GALLARDO(R)||0-2||L||-155||8 ov||U||5||4||0||6||6||0|
|8/18/2013||BAILEY(R)||@ MILWAUKEE||PERALTA(R)||9-1||W||-155||8 un||O||10||8||0||4||3||1|
|8/26/2013|| ||@ ST LOUIS|| || |
|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.
|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.
|~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PA SPORTSTICKER NL PREVIEW (ARIZONA-CINCINNATI) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ |
*Diamondbacks-Reds Preview* ===========================
By JORDAN GARRETSON STATS Writer
Arizona (63-58) at Cincinnati (69-54), 7:10 p.m. EDT
The Arizona Diamondbacks' recently hot offense sputtered most of Sunday before pulling through for an extra-inning victory.
Perhaps facing Bronson Arroyo - against whom a couple Arizona hitters have enjoyed success - could help reignite the lineup again as the Diamondbacks begin a pivotal four-game road series versus the Cincinnati Reds on Monday night.
Arizona (64-58) has won five of six and 8 of 11, but time is running out on its postseason bid - the team trails Cincinnati (70-54) by five games for the NL's second wild-card spot.
The Diamondbacks are hitting .284 and averaging 5.7 runs with 40 extra-base hits over their last 11 games. However, they were 0 for 11 with runners in scoring position Sunday before Adam Eaton drove in two runs with a bloop double - one of his career-high four hits - in the top of the 16th at Pittsburgh, leading to a 4-2 victory, a franchise-record 13th in extra innings this season.
"As long as you want to go, we'll go with you and stay in a dogfight," Eaton said. "We'll play as long as we need to play."
Arroyo (11-9, 3.35 ERA) is 5-5 with a 4.52 ERA in 14 games versus Arizona. Aaron Hill and Martin Prado are a combined 13 for 31 (.419) off him with three doubles and three home runs.
But the right-hander been strong since allowing a season high-matching seven runs in 3 2-3 innings of a 13-3 loss to St. Louis on Aug. 2, limiting opponents to one run over 14 innings in back-to-back wins.
"It's unbelievable the way he pitches," teammate Todd Frazier said after Arroyo struck out seven during seven innings of two-hit ball in a 5-0 win over the Chicago Cubs on Wednesday. "I just can't understand how he does it and everybody's off balance and I know I'm going to get ground balls so I'm ready all the time and he starts striking guys out."
Arizona's 36th come-from-behind win - second-most in the majors - on Sunday let it keep pace with Cincinnati, which beat Milwaukee 9-1 behind 10 singles and a strong eight innings from Homer Bailey. The Reds have won nine of 12 and are hitting .326 (15 for 46) with runners in scoring position over the last six, getting 13 singles and two doubles.
"Main thing, we had a pretty good road trip, 5-2," manager Dusty Baker said. "We will be happy with what we got."
The Diamondbacks won two of three at home from Cincinnati in June, though Randall Delgado (4-3, 3.52) took the lone loss. He gave up four runs - three earned - and six hits over five innings in a 4-2 defeat in the finale. Shin-Soo Choo and Brandon Phillips both homered off the right-hander.
Delgado was again troubled by the long ball on Tuesday, with all three runs against him over seven innings versus Baltimore coming on two homers in Arizona's eventual 4-3, 11-inning win.
The teams have split the last 14 meetings in Cincinnati.
|Last Updated: 9/3/2014 3:59:37 AM EST|