|SAN FRANCISCO ( BUMGARNER )|
LA DODGERS ( MAHOLM )
|955||SAN FRANCISCO||-110||Ov 7.5,-105||-115||Ov 7.5,+100|
|956||LA DODGERS||+100||Un 7.5,-115||+105||Un 7.5,-120|
|vs Left-handed Starters||1-1||+0.6||2-0||6.0||0.217||0.280||4.5||0.309||0.356|
|Past 7 Games||4-1||+3.8||4-1||6.2||0.243||0.311||4.4||0.278||0.314|
|vs Left-handed Starters||1-0||+1||0-1||3.0||0.152||0.222||1.0||0.152||0.200|
|Past 7 Games||4-2||+1.1||2-4||3.8||0.238||0.316||3.3||0.195||0.276|
|3/31/2014||BUMGARNER(L)||@ ARIZONA||MCCARTHY(R)||9-8||W||-115||8 ev||O||12||5||2||16||11||1|
|4/1/2014||CAIN(R)||@ ARIZONA||MILEY(L)||4-5||L||105||8.5 un||O||7||5||0||11||7||0|
|4/2/2014||HUDSON(R)||@ ARIZONA||CAHILL(R)||2-0||W||-105||9 un||U||6||8||1||3||4||0|
|4/3/2014||LINCECUM(R)||@ ARIZONA||ARROYO(R)||8-5||W||110||8.5 un||O||9||6||0||9||4||0|
|4/4/2014||VOGELSONG(R)||@ LA DODGERS||RYU(L)||8-4||W||165||7.5 un||O||8||4||1||10||7||2|
|4/5/2014||BUMGARNER(L)||@ LA DODGERS||MAHOLM(L)|| |
|4/6/2014||CAIN(R)||@ LA DODGERS||GREINKE(R)|| |
|4/11/2014||BUMGARNER(L)||COLORADO||DE LA ROSA(L)|| |
|4/12/2014|| ||COLORADO|| || |
|3/30/2014||RYU(L)||@ SAN DIEGO||CASHNER(R)||1-3||L||-115||6.5 un||U||4||6||2||5||6||0|
|4/1/2014||GREINKE(R)||@ SAN DIEGO||KENNEDY(R)||3-2||W||-140||6.5 un||U||7||7||1||6||7||2|
|4/2/2014||HAREN(R)||@ SAN DIEGO||ROSS(R)||5-1||W||100||7 un||U||9||7||1||6||6||1|
|4/4/2014||RYU(L)||SAN FRANCISCO||VOGELSONG(R)||4-8||L||-175||7.5 un||O||10||7||2||8||4||1|
|4/5/2014||MAHOLM(L)||SAN FRANCISCO||BUMGARNER(L)|| |
|4/6/2014||GREINKE(R)||SAN FRANCISCO||CAIN(R)|| |
|4/11/2014|| ||@ ARIZONA||MCCARTHY(R)|| |
|4/12/2014|| ||@ ARIZONA|| || |
|SAN FRANCISCO: SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - From every slot in a talented, experienced rotation to the back end of the bullpen and in between, to the starting fielders and the role players on the bench, it's hard to find a member of the San Francisco Giants pleased with his 2013 season.|
A year after winning the World Series, the Giants finished 10 games under .500, third in the NL West and they missed the playoffs.
''We don't even have to have the conversation, a lot of the guys know it,'' right-hander Matt Cain said. ''We didn't pitch the way that we wanted to.''
As the Giants begin a new year, they will try to keep up with the big-spending Los Angeles Dodgers and regain the grip they had on the NL West when the club won World Series championships in 2010 and `12 - even if everybody expects the Dodgers to be the team to beat.
''You do try to reflect back and try to learn from what happened last year and how you can get better,'' manager Bruce Bochy said. ''You move forward, that's what we had to do. There are some things we'll talk about in the spring, mistakes that we made last year. Also, hopefully guys come in with an attitude, that they weren't happy with what happened the year before and want to get back on track.''
Buster Posey certainly doesn't want to spend too much time thinking about last season.
''That's probably how everybody feels. There's a bad taste in a lot of guys' mouths,'' Posey said. ''We want to come out and focus on winning ballgames.''
|LA DODGERS: LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Dodgers have spent big bucks on their roster, ramping up World Series expectations right along with the payroll. Now they want to produce results.|
They'll get the chance starting Saturday in Australia, where they open the season against NL West rival Arizona.
With a payroll in the range of $225 million-plus, the Dodgers have laid the groundwork to get to their first World Series title since 1988, when they won the title. They came up short last year, losing to St. Louis in six games in the NL championship series.
''The expectations going in this time are realistic. We're a talented club and we're capable,'' said manager Don Mattingly, who signed a three-year extension in January.
The Dodgers want to avoid the poor start they had last season, when key players were injured and the team had to rally to get back into the division race. They eventually won the title by 11 games over the Diamondbacks.
''We need to be more consistent,'' Mattingly said. ''I see it as winning every series and you'll be in pretty good shape. The next thing you know, you're 20 games over .500.''
First baseman Adrian Gonzalez is looking to follow up his strong season last year, while shortstop Hanley Ramirez, who was injured in the NL championship series, will be playing to set himself up for impending free agency.
|~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PA SPORTSTICKER NL PREVIEW (SAN FRANCISCO-LA DODGERS) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ |
*Giants-Dodgers Preview* ========================
By JORDAN GARRETSON STATS Writer
San Francisco (3-1) at Los Angeles (4-1), 4:10 p.m. EDT
Though the Los Angeles Dodgers ran away with their first division title in four years last season, the rival San Francisco Giants proved to be a pesky foe. Friday's season series opener saw more of the same.
Los Angeles seeks just its second win in eight meetings Saturday when it hosts San Francisco.
The Dodgers (4-2) won the National League West in 2013 by 11 games - the largest margin by any division champion since 2011. But while the Giants finished 16 games behind them, Los Angeles was just 8-11 against San Francisco, its worst mark against an NL West foe.
That trend continued Friday, with the Giants handing the Dodgers an 8-4 loss in the season opener at Dodger Stadium. San Francisco knocked Los Angeles starter Hyun-Jin Ryu around for six runs in the first inning alone and the eight runs were the most allowed by the Dodgers in their home opener since an 11-10 loss to Atlanta in 2006.
The Giants (4-1) are off to a strong offensive start, having scored eight or more twice while talking three of four in Arizona. They're slugging .416 thus far after finishing 12th in the NL last season with a .381 slugging percentage.
Angel Pagan is batting .391 with seven RBIs, while Buster Posey is 6 for 16 and scored twice Friday.
Los Angeles' lineup saw a late change, with Yasiel Puig being scratched from an originally scheduled start in right field after he arrived late to the stadium. Matt Kemp replaced him after being activated from the disabled list and was charged with an error in the first when he bobbled Michael Morse's single. Kemp was 1 for 4 with an RBI double.
"It felt good to come back. It's been a rough 1 1/2 years for me," said Kemp, who was limited to 179 games over the last two seasons due to injuries after finishing runner-up in MVP voting in 2011.
Puig has already been under scrutiny after his baserunning blunders in the team's two-game set against Arizona in Australia was the impetus for a team meeting. He is 5 for 20 with four RBIs.
"He felt bad he wasn't here and I believe that," manager Don Mattingly said of Saturday's incident. "He's a good kid. Does he have to grow up and get better? Yeah, but there's a lot of guys like that."
Los Angeles had received strong starting pitching prior to Friday's debacle, something left-hander Paul Maholm (0-0, 0.00 ERA) will try to resume Saturday in his first start for the Dodgers. He came out of the bullpen to record an out in the club's 7-5 win over Arizona in the second of two games in Australia. He's coming off a disappointing 2013 season in which he posted a 4.41 ERA for Atlanta, his highest since 2010.
Maholm is 2-3 with a 4.06 ERA over 10 career starts against the Giants, taking a loss in each of the last two while giving up 10 runs over 9 2-3 innings.
San Francisco counters with another southpaw in Madison Bumgarner (0-0, 0.00), who didn't record a decision in Monday's 9-8 win over the Diamondbacks. He allowed four unearned runs in his fourth and final inning, which the Giants opened with two errors.
Bumgarner has stymied Los Angeles recently, going 4-1 over his last five matchups with a 1.50 ERA. Andre Ethier and Adrian Gonzalez - who hit back-to-back solo home runs in Friday's fourth inning - are a combined 5 for 44 against him with Ethier striking out nine times. Puig is 2 for 9 off Bumgarner with four strikeouts.
|Last Updated: 9/3/2014 1:50:33 AM EST|