|COLORADO ( MANSHIP )|
PHILADELPHIA ( MARTIN )
|901||COLORADO||+105||Ov 9.5,+100||+115||Ov 9.5,+100|
|902||PHILADELPHIA||-115||Un 9.5,-120||-125||Un 9.5,-120|
|vs Right-handed Starters||41-39||-1||37-40||4.5||0.270||0.323||4.2||0.264||0.324|
|Past 7 Games||4-3||+1.5||5-2||5.4||0.292||0.346||4.4||0.263||0.328|
|vs Right-handed Starters||42-53||-14.7||49-45||3.7||0.248||0.299||4.8||0.272||0.328|
|Past 7 Games||2-5||-2.4||1-6||1.7||0.180||0.226||3.9||0.264||0.313|
|8/6/2013||BETTIS(R)||@ NY METS||MEJIA(R)||2-3||L||105||8 un||U||6||7||0||6||6||2|
|8/7/2013||CHACIN(R)||@ NY METS||HARVEY(R)||0-5||L||145||6.5 un||U||4||3||0||9||5||0|
|8/8/2013||MANSHIP(R)||@ NY METS||GEE(R)||1-2||L||150||7.5 un||U||8||6||1||6||7||0|
|8/9/2013||DE LA ROSA(L)||PITTSBURGH||LIRIANO(L)||10-1||W||+125||9 ev||O||16||11||0||10||12||1|
|8/12/2013||CHACIN(R)||SAN DIEGO||VOLQUEZ(R)||14-2||W||-165||9.5 ev||O||17||9||0||6||4||4|
|8/13/2013||MANSHIP(R)||SAN DIEGO||STULTS(L)||5-7||L||-125||10 un||O||12||8||1||12||6||0|
|8/14/2013||DE LA ROSA(L)||SAN DIEGO||CASHNER(R)||4-2||W||-140||9.5 ov||U||8||3||0||8||6||0|
|8/16/2013||NICASIO(R)||@ BALTIMORE||CHEN(L)||6-3||W||165||8.5 ev||O||8||2||0||5||5||0|
|8/17/2013||BETTIS(R)||@ BALTIMORE||NORRIS(R)||4-8||L||180||9 un||O||12||11||1||10||12||0|
|8/18/2013||CHACIN(R)||@ BALTIMORE||FELDMAN(R)||2-7||L||135||8 un||O||8||8||0||15||10||0|
|8/19/2013||MANSHIP(R)||@ PHILADELPHIA||MARTIN(R)|| |
|8/20/2013||DE LA ROSA(L)||@ PHILADELPHIA||LANNAN(L)|| |
|8/21/2013||NICASIO(R)||@ PHILADELPHIA||LEE(L)|| |
|8/22/2013||BETTIS(R)||@ PHILADELPHIA||KENDRICK(R)|| |
|8/23/2013||CHACIN(R)||@ MIAMI||KOEHLER(R)|| |
|8/24/2013||MANSHIP(R)||@ MIAMI||FERNANDEZ(R)|| |
|8/25/2013||DE LA ROSA(L)||@ MIAMI||TURNER(R)|| |
|8/26/2013|| ||SAN FRANCISCO|| || |
|8/6/2013||KENDRICK(R)||CHICAGO CUBS||JACKSON(R)||9-8||W||-115||8 ov||O||13||3||2||12||8||0|
|8/7/2013||HAMELS(L)||CHICAGO CUBS||WOOD(L)||2-5||L||-165||7.5 un||U||8||9||1||7||4||0|
|8/8/2013||MARTIN(R)||CHICAGO CUBS||SAMARDZIJA(R)||12-1||W||+105||9 un||O||14||6||0||6||11||0|
|8/9/2013||LANNAN(L)||@ WASHINGTON||HAREN(R)||2-9||L||160||8.5 ev||O||4||3||0||12||7||0|
|8/10/2013||LEE(L)||@ WASHINGTON||JORDAN(R)||5-8||L||-110||7.5 un||O||8||4||0||11||8||1|
|8/11/2013||KENDRICK(R)||@ WASHINGTON||STRASBURG(R)||0-6||L||195||7.5 un||U||4||2||1||13||9||0|
|8/12/2013||HAMELS(L)||@ ATLANTA||TEHERAN(R)||5-1||W||155||7 ov||U||8||5||0||6||5||0|
|8/13/2013||MARTIN(R)||@ ATLANTA||MEDLEN(R)||1-3||L||230||8.5 ev||U||6||4||0||8||7||0|
|8/14/2013||LANNAN(L)||@ ATLANTA||BEACHY(R)||3-6||L||175||8 un||O||8||6||0||9||9||0|
|8/16/2013||LEE(L)||LA DODGERS||GREINKE(R)||0-4||L||+100||7 ov||U||3||8||1||7||5||1|
|8/17/2013||KENDRICK(R)||LA DODGERS||KERSHAW(L)||0-5||L||+195||7 ov||U||3||3||3||9||4||0|
|8/18/2013||HAMELS(L)||LA DODGERS||NOLASCO(R)||3-2||W||-115||7.5 un||U||7||9||1||8||6||2|
|8/20/2013||LANNAN(L)||COLORADO||DE LA ROSA(L)|| |
|8/25/2013|| ||ARIZONA||CORBIN(L)|| |
|8/26/2013|| ||@ NY METS|| || |
|COLORADO: HITTING: This offense still has trouble scoring outside of Coors Field, posting the second-fewest road runs in the majors (3.65 per game). SS TROY TULOWITZKI doesn't need the thin air though, posting an .881 OPS on the road. He led Colorado with a .302 BA, 30 HR, 105 RBI. OF CARLOS GONZALEZ was bothered by wrist and back injuries last year, but still managed to smack 26 homers with 92 RBI and 92 runs. OF DEXTER FOWLER will bat first or second after a strong .363 OBP. He could score 100 runs if he improved his base stealing (12 SB, 9 CS). OF MICHAEL CUDDYER gets the Coors Field Bump, while TYLER COLVIN settles into the 4th-OF role. Colorado has question marks with its corner infielders. 1B TODD HELTON is 38 with a bad back, and mediocre 3B CHRIS NELSON will start until top prospect NOLAN ARENADO is ready for the big leagues. 2B MARCO SCUTARO carries a louder stick than most two-baggers and C RAMON HERNANDEZ (.788 OPS) is an upgrade over the departed Chris Iannetta. |
STARTING PITCHING: There are plenty of question marks in Colorado's rotation with Ubaldo Jimenez pitching in the AL and two of its top three starters coming off major injuries. JORGE DE LA ROSA had Tommy John surgery and won't likely return to a big-league mound until June. De La Rosa had a 1.19 WHIP and 52 strikeouts in 59 innings before his injury. JHOULYS CHACIN will be counted on as the rotation's ace and he certainly has the physical tools and array of pitches to live up to this billing if he can trim his 87 walks in 194 innings. Former Baltimore 'ace' JEREMY GUTRHIE threw for 200+ innings in each of his past three seasons, but he's also served up 86 gopher balls in this span. That's not a good sign of things to come in the thin air. JUAN NICASIO took a line drive off the head and broke his C-1 vertebrae in August, but the team amazingly expects him to ready when the season begins. The 25-year-old has great command for such a young hurler. GUILLERMO MOSCOCO fared pretty well as a starter with the A's last year (.209 Opp. BA), but his 4.70 road ERA nearly doubled his 2.42 ERA in Oakland . Lefty DREW POMERANZ, 23, has a wealthy array of pitches and performed admirably in three of his four starts after being called up last season.
RELIEF PITCHING: Although he was the team's main set-up man last year, RAFAEL BETANCOURT becomes the Rockies closer with Huston Street out of the picture. After struggling at Coors Field in 2010 (4.99 ERA, 7 HR), he thrived in the thin air last year with a 1.93 ERA, and just 1 HR allowed in 32.2 innings. But he turns 37 in April and is one of the riskier saves men with little closing experience in his career. MATT BELISLE figures to be next in line for saves, notching 70 K and 16 BB at Coors Field since 2010. MATT REYNOLDS is the top lefty in the pen, but his 2011 season was nothing to write home about (4.09 ERA, 10 HR allowed in 50.2 IP).
|PHILADELPHIA: HITTING: This Phillies lineup had another subpar season, finishing 18th in the majors in homers (153) and 13th in runs (4.4 per game). The team re-signed free-agent SS JIMMY ROLLINS, especially because light-hitting WILSON VALDEZ is his backup. Raul Ibanez has left town, which allows OF JOHN MAYBERRY JR. to display his power on a daily basis. He had 15 HR in 267 at-bats last year. 1B RYAN HOWARD will not be ready for Opening Day after Achilles surgery in October, and will be replaced by a platoon of newcomers, JIM THOME and TY WIGGINTON. 2B CHASE UTLEY continues to be bothered by tendinitis in his knee, which has caused his numbers to drop significantly in the past two years. He will not be ready for Opening Day and no timetable has been set for his return. Veterans OF SHANE VICTORINO and C CARLOS RUIZ are both coming off typical productive seasons. OF HUNTER PENCE batted .324 with 11 HR after his trade from Houston and is poised for a huge 2012 campaign at age 28. 3B PLACIDO POLANCO is coming off his third Gold Glove season at the hot corner, but his .277 BA in 2011 was his lowest mark since 1999. Stud prospect OF DOMONIC BROWN is expected to begin the season in Triple-A. |
STARTING PITCHING: ROY HALLADAY won the Cy Young Award in 2010 in his first year in Philadelphia, but he was even better in 2011, posting a career-best 2.35 ERA and also reaching a personal best with 220 strikeouts. CLIFF LEE was also outstanding in his first full season in a Phillies uniform, tallying six shutouts, which included a stretch of three straight blankings midway through the year. He wasn't afraid to pitch in Citizens Bank Park, going 11-3 with a 1.94 ERA at his new home. Like Halladay and Lee, COLE HAMELS also notched a career-best ERA (2.79) and held batters to a .214 average. Although he has the stigma of being oft-injured, Hamels was able to start 30+ games for the fourth straight season. VANCE WORLEY was impressive once he was inserted into the rotation, going 11-3 with a 3.02 ERA as a starter and fanning 73 over 74.2 innings of his final dozen starts. JOE BLANTON rounds out the rotation, but he could be limited a bit after an elbow injury cost him much of the 2011 season.
RELIEF PITCHING: Not willing to shell out the big money for inconsistent and oft-injured closer Brad Lidge, the Phillies decided to spend their dough on JONATHAN PAPELBON instead. The former Red Sox closer was 31-of-34 in save chances last year with a career-high 87 strikeouts and just 10 walks. With the departure of free agent Ryan Madson, ANTONIO BASTARDO assumes eighth-inning duties. The southpaw allowed a microscopic .144 opponents' BA, won six games and saved eight others last season. JOSE CONTERAS (age 40) returns for his seventh-inning duty and appears healthy enough to pitch following last year's season-ending elbow surgery. He is 9-of-10 in save chances since 2010.
|~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PA SPORTSTICKER NL PREVIEW (COLORADO-PHILADELPHIA) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ |
*Rockies-Phillies Preview* ==========================
By NOEY KUPCHAN STATS Writer
Colorado (58-66) at Philadelphia (53-69), 7:05 p.m. EDT
After failing to even score in Ryne Sandberg's first two games at the helm, the Philadelphia Phillies finally delivered their interim manager his first big league win.
They will try to make it two in a row for the first time in a month when they open a four-game set against the visiting Colorado Rockies on Monday night.
Philadelphia (54-69) was shut out by the Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday and Saturday before taking Sunday's finale 3-2 in walkoff fashion. After reaching on Hanley Ramirez's throwing error in the ninth inning, Casper Wells scored the winning run when Ramirez bobbled a potential double-play grounder hit by Michael Young.
"We'll take it right now and hopefully build from that," said Sandberg, who took over after Charlie Manuel was fired Friday. "Hopefully it will give us momentum for the rest of the homestand."
Carlos Ruiz collected a season-high four hits and Darin Ruf added his sixth homer in 15 games for Philadelphia, which hasn't posted back-to-back victories since a three-game winning streak around the All-Star break from July 13-19.
"It's nice to get a win, in general," said Ruf, whose team improved to just 5-21 since July 20 - the worst record in baseball over that stretch. "Hopefully we can get rolling and get (Sandberg) a few more as well."
With baseball's hottest team leaving town, the Phillies now turn their attention to the Rockies (58-67), whom they have outscored 114-60 during a 16-3 run at home, excluding playoffs.
Philadelphia has won 28 of 36 regular-season meetings between the teams despite Colorado taking two of three at home in June.
The Rockies have been outscored 80-35 in losing 11 of 13 on the road and gone 7 for 50 with runners in scoring position their last eight games there. Colorado went 1 for 9 in such situations Sunday in a 7-2 loss at Baltimore.
"Yeah, pretty much what it usually comes down to when you don't score enough runs," first baseman Todd Helton said.
The Rockies now turn to Jeff Manship (0-2, 7.20), who has dropped both his starts since getting called up Aug. 8. After yielding two runs in five innings in a 2-1 road loss to the New York Mets, Manship was tagged for a career-high six runs in five innings Tuesday in a 7-5 defeat to San Diego.
"I'm telling myself out there, 'you're flying open,' but I'm just not making the adjustment. That's probably the most frustrating thing," he told MLB's official website. "Plain and simple, I wasn't executing anything. All I can take out of this outing that was positive was I was able to get to the fifth and save the bullpen."
Manship, who spent the first four years of his career with Minnesota before signing a minor league deal with Colorado this offseason, is 1-3 with a 6.08 ERA in eight starts. He has surrendered four runs in two relief appearances spanning 7 1-3 innings versus Philadelphia.
The Phillies give the ball to Ethan Martin (1-2, 6.28 ERA) for his fourth start since getting called up Aug. 2. The right-hander allowed three runs and six hits - including a two-run homer - in five innings Tuesday in a 3-1 loss at Atlanta.
"I'm just trying to leave a good impression," said the 24-year-old Martin, who is filling in for injured starter Jonathan Pettibone. "Of course I want to be here and do good. Whatever they have planned, I just want to leave a good impression with them."
|Last Updated: 9/1/2014 10:42:50 AM EST|