|LA DODGERS ( RYU )|
MIAMI ( FERNANDEZ )
|905||LA DODGERS||-120||Ov 6.5,-105||-115||Ov 6.5,+105|
|906||MIAMI||+110||Un 6.5,-115||+105||Un 6.5,-125|
|vs Right-handed Starters||49-32||+10.9||38-39||4.3||0.270||0.329||3.5||0.242||0.295|
|Past 7 Games||6-1||+5||2-4||4.6||0.277||0.306||1.9||0.197||0.251|
|vs Left-handed Starters||16-21||+2.9||11-22||2.6||0.222||0.279||3.5||0.250||0.313|
|Past 7 Games||3-4||+0.9||4-1||4.6||0.258||0.327||6.0||0.281||0.361|
|8/5/2013||GREINKE(R)||@ ST LOUIS||WAINWRIGHT(R)||3-2||W||150||7 un||U||7||4||1||8||8||0|
|8/6/2013||KERSHAW(L)||@ ST LOUIS||KELLY(R)||1-5||L||-140||6.5 ov||U||9||8||0||8||4||1|
|8/7/2013||NOLASCO(R)||@ ST LOUIS||MILLER(R)||13-4||W||135||7.5 un||O||18||13||2||10||8||1|
|8/8/2013||RYU(L)||@ ST LOUIS||MARTINEZ(R)||5-1||W||-105||8 un||U||10||9||1||7||5||1|
|8/9/2013||CAPUANO(L)||TAMPA BAY||PRICE(L)||7-6||W||+135||6.5 un||O||13||9||1||12||9||2|
|8/10/2013||GREINKE(R)||TAMPA BAY||HERNANDEZ(R)||5-0||W||-140||7.5 un||U||12||7||0||6||7||0|
|8/11/2013||KERSHAW(L)||TAMPA BAY||HELLICKSON(R)||8-2||W||-180||6.5 un||O||14||7||4||3||4||0|
|8/12/2013||NOLASCO(R)||NY METS||MEJIA(R)||4-2||W||-180||7 un||U||8||3||1||10||9||1|
|8/13/2013||RYU(L)||NY METS||HARVEY(R)||4-2||W||-125||6 un||P||8||3||0||7||6||0|
|8/14/2013||CAPUANO(L)||NY METS||GEE(R)||5-4||W||-170||7 ov||O||12||9||1||14||11||1|
|8/16/2013||GREINKE(R)||@ PHILADELPHIA||LEE(L)||4-0||W||-110||7 ov||U||7||5||1||3||8||1|
|8/17/2013||KERSHAW(L)||@ PHILADELPHIA||KENDRICK(R)||5-0||W||-215||7 ov||U||9||4||0||3||3||3|
|8/18/2013||NOLASCO(R)||@ PHILADELPHIA||HAMELS(L)||2-3||L||105||7.5 un||U||8||6||2||7||9||1|
|8/19/2013||RYU(L)||@ MIAMI||FERNANDEZ(R)|| |
|8/20/2013||CAPUANO(L)||@ MIAMI||TURNER(R)|| |
|8/21/2013||GREINKE(R)||@ MIAMI||EOVALDI(R)|| |
|8/22/2013||KERSHAW(L)||@ MIAMI||ALVAREZ(R)|| |
|8/26/2013|| ||CHICAGO CUBS|| || |
|8/6/2013||ALVAREZ(R)||@ PITTSBURGH||LOCKE(L)||3-4||L||175||7 ov||P||11||11||0||8||5||1|
|8/7/2013||KOEHLER(R)||@ PITTSBURGH||MORTON(R)||2-4||L||180||7.5 un||U||7||2||0||6||4||0|
|8/8/2013||FERNANDEZ(R)||@ PITTSBURGH||COLE(R)||4-5||L||120||6.5 un||O||9||7||1||12||13||1|
|8/9/2013||TURNER(R)||@ ATLANTA||BEACHY(R)||0-5||L||170||7.5 un||U||4||2||1||7||7||0|
|8/10/2013||EOVALDI(R)||@ ATLANTA||WOOD(L)||1-0||W||190||7 un||U||3||4||0||3||5||1|
|8/11/2013||ALVAREZ(R)||@ ATLANTA||MINOR(L)||4-9||L||200||7 un||O||6||3||0||12||7||1|
|8/12/2013||KOEHLER(R)||@ KANSAS CITY||DAVIS(R)||2-6||L||190||8 un||P||9||11||0||12||6||2|
|8/13/2013||FERNANDEZ(R)||@ KANSAS CITY||CHEN(L)||1-0||W||130||6.5 ov||U||6||8||0||4||5||0|
|8/14/2013||TURNER(R)||@ KANSAS CITY||SANTANA(R)||5-2||W||220||7 ev||P||12||9||1||5||11||1|
|8/16/2013||EOVALDI(R)||SAN FRANCISCO||GAUDIN(R)||10-14||L||+100||6.5 ev||O||16||12||2||19||11||1|
|8/17/2013||ALVAREZ(R)||SAN FRANCISCO||CAIN(R)||4-6||L||+120||7 un||O||5||5||0||5||5||1|
|8/18/2013||KOEHLER(R)||SAN FRANCISCO||BUMGARNER(L)||6-5||W||+140||7 un||O||9||7||0||13||11||2|
|8/19/2013||FERNANDEZ(R)||LA DODGERS||RYU(L)|| |
|8/20/2013||TURNER(R)||LA DODGERS||CAPUANO(L)|| |
|8/21/2013||EOVALDI(R)||LA DODGERS||GREINKE(R)|| |
|8/22/2013||ALVAREZ(R)||LA DODGERS||KERSHAW(L)|| |
|8/25/2013||TURNER(R)||COLORADO||DE LA ROSA(L)|| |
|LA DODGERS: HITTING: The Dodgers were ravaged with injuries in 2010 and finished in the bottom third in the majors in runs (4.00 per game), homers (117) and OPS (.697). None of these poor numbers were the fault of OF MATT KEMP, who finished second in MVP voting with a .324 BA, 39 HR, 126 RBI and 40 steals. He says he wants a 50-50 season in 2012. 1B JAMES LONEY had the second-most homers (12) of any returning player, and batted .357 with a .608 SLG after August 1. If speedy SS DEE GORDON learns to be more patient at the plate (7 BB in 224 AB), he could score 90 runs from the top of the order. OF ANDRE ETHIER made headlines with a 30-game hit streak, but was once again dominated by lefties (.563 OPS). The team is counting on two veterans to drive in runs. 3B JUAN URIBE has been a walking infirmary lately, but still has 15-HR power, and OF JUAN RIVERA had 46 RBI in 219 AB after coming to the Dodgers. Two guys named Ellis, 2B MARK ELLIS and C A.J. ELLIS, will bat at the bottom of the order. |
STARTING PITCHING: The Dodgers remain one of the better rotations in baseball, placing third in the majors in ERA (3.41) and fourth in opponents' BA (.242). The biggest reason for the success was the NL Cy Young and Triple Crown-winning performance of CLAYTON KERSHAW, who tied for the NL lead in wins (21) and topped all NL pitchers in ERA (2.28) and strikeouts (248). Fellow southpaw TED LILLY had a down year overall (12-14, 3.97 ERA), but had a fantastic final two months of the season (2.09 ERA, 0.93 WHIP). CHAD BILLINGSLEY notched his fifth straight season of double-digit wins, despite sporting a mediocre 4.21 ERA and 1.45 WHIP. AARON HARANG signed a two-year, $12M deal to join the Dodgers rotation. He won 14 games for the lowly Padres last year and finished with a career-best 3.64 ERA. CHRIS CAPUANO left the Mets for richer pastures (2-yr, $10M) of Los Angeles. Although he pitched well at spacious Citi Field (3.82 ERA, 1.21 WHIP), he was terrible on the road (5.42 ERA, 1.51 WHIP).
RELIEF PITCHING: Jonathan Broxton is gone, ending any kind of closer controversy the Dodgers may have been trying to avoid. JAVY GUERRA is the closer, and for good reason. He converted 21-of-23 save chances while posting a 2.31 ERA, 1.18 WHIP and allowing just two homers in 46.2 innings. If Guerra falters, manager Don Mattingly can afford to have a short leash with KENLEY JANSEN as his set-up man. Jansen led the majors with an insane 16.1 K-per-9 ratio and limited opponents to a .159 BA and .228 slugging percentage. At age 24, his upside is extremely high. MATT GUERRIER is a usually reliable reliever, but he is coming off a subpar 2011 campaign (4.07 ERA, 1.27 WHIP).
|MIAMI: HITTING: Ozzie Guillen takes over as manager for the newly named Miami Marlins, who will open their new retractable-roof Marlins Ballpark in 2012. Indoor games could generate more offense, but the fences are pretty deep (340' to left, 384' to 392' power alleys, 416' center and 335' right). New SS JOSE REYES led the NL with a .337 average and posted a career-best .384 OBP. Malcontent HANLEY RAMIREZ will reluctantly move to 3B, but hopefully he will play harder under Guillen than he has under the previous two skippers. OF GIANCARLO STANTON hit 34 HR last year and will drive in 100 if Ramirez stays healthy. OF LOGAN MORRISON cranked 23 bombs, but his batting average dipped to .247 with this new-found power. 1B GABY SANCHEZ fizzled after August 1 (.211 BA), but still had 19 HR and 78 RBI. OF EMILIO BONIFACIO swiped 40 bases and led the team with a .296 average, but he'll move down the order because of Reyes. C JOHN BUCK and 2B OMAR INFANTE's jobs are secure, but 22-year-old prospect MATT DOMINGUEZ might start 2012 in Triple-A instead of sitting and watching Ramirez and Sanchez at the corner infield spots. |
STARTING PITCHING: JOSH JOHNSON is dominant when healthy, but he's made only 88 starts over the past five seasons. His shoulder feels great after surgery last year, and he expects to take the mound on Opening Day. MARK BUEHRLE followed his former manager and signed a 4-year, $58M deal with Miami. The 33-year-old lefty was 13-9 with a 3.59 ERA last year, his 11th straight season of 200+ IP and 10+ wins. RICKY NOLASCO once again had 10 wins and a strong K-to-BB ratio (3.4), but also sported an 8.18 ERA and 1.61 WHIP in his final eight starts. ANIBAL SANCHEZ posted a second straight productive season, fanning 202 batters in 196.1 innings. He did give up twice as many HR (20) as he did in 2010 though. CARLOS ZAMBRANO will begin 2012 in the rotation, but where he ends up is anybody's guess. If Guillen can motivate him, Zambrano has plenty of innings left in his 30-year-old arm.
RELIEF PITCHING: The signing of HEATH BELL to a three-year deal gives the Marlins a reliable long-term closer for the first time since Robb Nen in the mid-'90s. Bell's numbers could suffer a bit with the move to a smaller ballpark and an alarming drop in strikeout rate (11.1 in 2010 to 7.3 in 2011), but he still throws 94 mph. STEVE CISHEK will be the main set-up man for Bell and could see a handful of saves, converting all three opportunities last year and fanning 55 batters in 54.2 innings. MIKE DUNN is the lefty set-up man in this bullpen. He has great stuff (100 K in 86 career innings), but remains extremely wild (53 walks in those 86 IP).
|~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PA SPORTSTICKER NL PREVIEW (LA DODGERS-MIAMI) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ |
*Dodgers-Marlins Preview* =========================
By NOEY KUPCHAN STATS Writer
Los Angeles (72-50) at Miami (46-75), 7:10 p.m. EDT
The Los Angeles Dodgers couldn't extend their impressive win streak last time out.
Manager Don Mattingly's club could have a hard time bouncing back against 21-year-old phenom Jose Fernandez, who has been nearly untouchable over the last month.
In a matchup of star rookies, Hyun-Jin Ryu takes the mound opposite Fernandez as the visiting Dodgers open a four-game set against the NL-worst Miami Marlins on Monday night.
Los Angeles (72-51) had won a season-high 10 straight and an incredible 42 of 50 before suffering a 3-2 walkoff loss at Philadelphia on Sunday. Hanley Ramirez committed two costly errors in the ninth inning as the Dodgers dropped to 19-2 in their last 21 road games.
"It's tough to explain," said Ramirez, who spent six-plus seasons with the Marlins before getting traded to Los Angeles last July. "We don't think about negative stuff. We just move on. It's definitely tough, but games like this will happen."
While the Dodgers haven't lost back-to-back games since June 20 and 21, they could be in for a stiff test against Fernandez (8-5, 2.45 ERA), who ranks among the major league leaders in ERA, opponent batting average (.190) and strikeouts per nine innings (9.6). The All-Star right-hander has been especially dominant since mid-July, going 3-0 with a 1.54 ERA in his last six starts.
"He's going out there with the confidence of wanting to be the best pitcher in the league," manager Mike Redmond told MLB's official website. "You know what? He's making a case."
Fernandez threw seven innings of three-hit ball in Tuesday's 1-0, 10-inning victory at Kansas City.
"The kid's good, he's got three well-above average pitches, he commands them all, throws 'em all for strikes, knows what he's doing and has a good game plan up there," Royals' first baseman Eric Hosmer said. "He's a good pitcher, he's going to be sticking around for a long time."
Fernandez earned the win in his only matchup versus Los Angeles, yielding three runs and eight hits in six innings in a 5-4 road victory May 10.
Leading all rookies in wins, Ryu (12-3, 2.91) has also impressed in his first season in the majors. The left-hander is 6-0 in his last nine outings - all Dodgers victories.
The South Korea native surrendered one run and five hits in seven innings to win his fifth consecutive start Tuesday, outdueling New York Mets All-Star Matt Harvey in a 4-2 victory.
"Ryu is the game plan when you got a guy like Harvey out there," Mattingly said. "Hyun-Jin was obviously up to the challenge. I was looking to see how he was going to respond to this little matchup. In the games they've made a big deal of he's responded really well."
Ryu allowed one run in 6 2-3 innings to beat Miami 7-1 on May 11 in his lone matchup in the series.
The Marlins (47-75) suffered back-to-back losses to San Francisco before bouncing back Sunday with a 6-5 win. After going deep in the third inning, Jeff Mathis delivered a tiebreaking double in the eighth that deflected off Giants outfielder Andres Torres.
Los Angeles has hit .320 in taking nine of 13 from the Marlins.
Dodgers reliever Brian Wilson (Tommy John surgery) could be activated from the disabled list as soon as Monday. The three-time All-Star, who made four scoreless appearances during a minor league rehab assignment, hasn't pitched in the majors since April 2012, while with San Francisco.
|Last Updated: 10/20/2017 6:46:20 PM EST|