|SAN DIEGO ( CASHNER )|
MIAMI ( FERNANDEZ )
|961||SAN DIEGO||+135||Ov 6,-120||+130||Ov 6.5,-105|
|962||MIAMI||-145||Un 6,+100||-140||Un 6.5,-115|
|vs Right-handed Starters||0-3||-3.2||1-2||1.7||0.194||0.255||5.3||0.282||0.351|
|Past 7 Games||1-3||-2.1||1-3||2.0||0.192||0.263||4.2||0.246||0.318|
|vs Right-handed Starters||0-1||-1.2||1-0||5.0||0.229||0.308||6.0||0.333||0.400|
|Past 7 Games||4-1||+3||4-0||7.0||0.315||0.372||3.4||0.257||0.314|
|3/30/2014||CASHNER(R)||LA DODGERS||RYU(L)||3-1||W||+105||6.5 un||U||5||6||0||4||6||2|
|4/1/2014||KENNEDY(R)||LA DODGERS||GREINKE(R)||2-3||L||+130||6.5 un||U||6||7||2||7||7||1|
|4/2/2014||ROSS(R)||LA DODGERS||HAREN(R)||1-5||L||-110||7 un||U||6||6||1||9||7||1|
|4/4/2014||STULTS(L)||@ MIAMI||KOEHLER(R)||2-8||L||-105||7.5 un||O||7||8||0||13||8||0|
|4/5/2014||CASHNER(R)||@ MIAMI||FERNANDEZ(R)|| |
|4/6/2014||KENNEDY(R)||@ MIAMI||EOVALDI(R)|| |
|4/7/2014||ROSS(R)||@ CLEVELAND||KLUBER(R)|| |
|4/8/2014||ERLIN(L)||@ CLEVELAND||MCALLISTER(R)|| |
|4/9/2014||STULTS(L)||@ CLEVELAND||SALAZAR(R)|| |
|4/12/2014|| ||DETROIT|| || |
|3/31/2014||FERNANDEZ(R)||COLORADO||DE LA ROSA(L)||10-1||W||-140||6.5 un||O||14||7||0||6||5||0|
|4/4/2014||KOEHLER(R)||SAN DIEGO||STULTS(L)||8-2||W||-105||7.5 un||O||13||8||0||7||8||0|
|4/5/2014||FERNANDEZ(R)||SAN DIEGO||CASHNER(R)|| |
|4/6/2014||EOVALDI(R)||SAN DIEGO||KENNEDY(R)|| |
|4/8/2014||ALVAREZ(R)||@ WASHINGTON||GONZALEZ(L)|| |
|4/9/2014||TURNER(R)||@ WASHINGTON||ROARK(R)|| |
|4/10/2014||KOEHLER(R)||@ WASHINGTON||ZIMMERMANN(R)|| |
|4/11/2014||FERNANDEZ(R)||@ PHILADELPHIA||BURNETT(R)|| |
|4/12/2014|| ||@ PHILADELPHIA|| || |
|SAN DIEGO: SAN DIEGO (AP) - It's almost as if last season didn't end for the San Diego Padres.|
The Padres go into 2014 trailing the Los Angeles Dodgers and with one of their starting pitchers already having arm trouble.
There had been a general air of optimism surrounding the Padres, who are coming off seasons of 91, 86 and 86 losses. Their rotation has been bolstered, as well as their player payroll.
Then came word late in spring training that newcomer Josh Johnson, penciled in as the No. 3 starter, is expected to be out four to five weeks after straining his right forearm.
That still leaves a projected rotation of Andrew Cashner, Tyson Ross, Ian Kennedy and Eric Stults, with a number of pitchers to choose from to replace Johnson.
''I think we have the talent on the mound, through our 12 guys that are going to make our team, to pitch well,'' manager Bud Black said. ''There's a health component here like all teams. We've got keep our best players on the field.''
The Padres signed Johnson to an $8 million, one-year contact less than two months after he had bone spurs removed from his pitching elbow. He was 2-8 with a 6.20 ERA in 16 appearances last season with Toronto.
When Johnson returns, the Padres hope he and Ian Kennedy can return to their old form.
Kennedy was acquired from division rival Arizona at the trading deadline. He went 4-2 with a 4.24 ERA with San Diego after going 3-8 with a 5.23 ERA in 21 starts with the Diamondbacks. Johnson was an All-Star with the Marlins in 2009 and 2010, and led the NL with a 2.30 ERA in 2010.
The Padres will be tested right away. They open at home Sunday night against the defending NL West champion Dodgers and their $225 million payroll, led by ace Clayton Kershaw, himself a $215 million man. The Dodgers already sit atop the division after sweeping the Diamondbacks in a two-game series in Sydney.
|MIAMI: MIAMI (AP) - The owner of the World Series champion Boston Red Sox is apparently unimpressed by the Miami Marlins' attempts to improve their feeble offense.|
''They should apologize for their regular season lineup,'' John Henry tweeted during spring training.
In 2013 the Marlins were truly sorry. They finished last in the majors in batting average, slugging percentage, on-base percentage, runs and home runs, and scored even less than their woeful 1993 expansion team. They also lost 100 games, two more than in their first season.
Henry was being catty after the Red Sox drew criticism for the minor league lineup they fielded for a spring game against Miami. But he might be right - it's unclear whether an offseason shakeup of the lineup will mean more runs for the Marlins than last year.
''We were anemic offensively,'' new general manager Dan Jennings said. ''Just bad. It's unacceptable.''
|~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PA SPORTSTICKER NL PREVIEW (SAN DIEGO-MIAMI) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ |
*Padres-Marlins Preview* ========================
By JEFF MEZYDLO STATS Senior Writer
San Diego (1-2) at Miami (3-1), 7:10 p.m. EDT
Jose Fernandez appears poised to carry over the success he enjoyed during his first major league season.
The reigning NL Rookie of the Year looks to build on a solid season debut and remain perfect at Marlins Park on Saturday night when Miami tries for a fifth straight home win over the San Diego Padres.
Fernandez (1-0, 1.50 ERA) allowed a home run, four other hits and struck out nine in six innings of a 10-1 win over Colorado on Monday. Fernandez, who turns 22 in July, improved to 10-0 with a 1.21 ERA in 16 starts at home.
"He's really good," Rockies manager Walt Weiss said. "It's hard to think of anybody better in this league."
The right-hander picked up where he left off in 2013 when he went 12-6 with a 2.19 ERA in 28 starts, including 7-1 with a 1.34 ERA in his last 11, for a team that lost 100 games. He expects the Marlins to be better this season.
"This team is special," Fernandez said. "I see that. We're going to lose a couple, but this team is going to fight. That's the only thing we want. We want to go out there and fight."
San Diego (1-3) hasn't put up much of a fight while being outscored 25-5 during a losing streak at Miami that reached four games with Friday's 8-2 defeat.
One of Fernandez's best starts last season came July 1 when he allowed two hits, fanned 10 and walked one in eight innings of a 4-0 home victory over the Padres.
Adeiny Hechavarria had four hits, Jarrod Saltalamacchia added three with two RBIs and Giancarlo Stanton hit an estimated 484-foot home run as the Marlins (4-1) continued to produce in the first week of the season. Miami ranked last in the majors last season batting .231 and averaging 3.2 runs per game, but is hitting .315 while scoring 35 times in five contests.
"I think guys are feeling good, they're confident," manager Mike Redmond said. "We're having fun. We're just going out there and playing."
Hechavarria is 11 for 19 this week while Stanton has nine RBIs.
Stanton has five home runs and nine RBIs in his last nine games against the Padres.
He's 0 for 4 with two walks and two strikeouts versus San Diego scheduled starter Andrew Cashner (0-0, 1.50 ERA), who went 1-0 with a 1.35 ERA in two starts against the Marlins last season. He's also 2-0 with a 1.14 ERA in his last three starts on the road overall.
The right-hander yielded a run and four hits in six innings of a season-opening 3-1 home win over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Sunday.
Jedd Gyorko and Yasmani Grandal each had two hits Friday for the Padres, who have totaled eight runs and 24 hits while batting .192 in four games.
"That's something that can get a little bit overplayed," said Gyorko, who is 2 for 14 with six strikeouts this season. "We have 700 at-bats coming so you can't look too much into things at this point."
San Diego third baseman Chase Headley went hitless in four trips Friday and is 1 for 16 with five strikeouts through four games.
|Last Updated: 9/2/2014 11:09:30 PM EST|