|LA DODGERS ( RYU )|
SAN FRANCISCO ( BUMGARNER )
|953||LA DODGERS||+100||Ov 7,-120||+110||Ov 7,+115|
|954||SAN FRANCISCO||-110||Un 7,+100||-120||Un 7,-135|
|vs Left-handed Starters||2-1||+1||2-1||4.3||0.248||0.325||4.3||0.264||0.328|
|Past 7 Games||4-3||+1||3-4||4.9||0.264||0.324||3.6||0.261||0.330|
|vs Left-handed Starters||4-2||+2.3||4-2||4.5||0.221||0.305||3.0||0.263||0.316|
|Past 7 Games||4-3||+0.3||4-3||3.4||0.245||0.332||3.7||0.256||0.300|
|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)||2-7||L||+105||7.5 un||O||9||7||0||11||8||0|
|4/6/2014||GREINKE(R)||SAN FRANCISCO||CAIN(R)||6-2||W||-145||6.5 ov||O||7||1||0||8||6||0|
|4/11/2014||RYU(L)||@ ARIZONA||MCCARTHY(R)||6-0||W||-115||8.5 ov||U||10||3||0||2||3||0|
|4/12/2014||GREINKE(R)||@ ARIZONA||MILEY(L)||8-5||W||-120||8 ev||O||12||11||0||12||11||2|
|4/13/2014||HAREN(R)||@ ARIZONA||CAHILL(R)||8-6||W||-120||9 ov||O||7||6||1||13||9||1|
|4/15/2014||BECKETT(R)||@ SAN FRANCISCO||LINCECUM(R)||2-3||L||-105||8 un||U||12||13||2||12||16||1|
|4/16/2014||MAHOLM(L)||@ SAN FRANCISCO||VOGELSONG(R)||1-2||L||100||8 ov||U||6||4||1||7||8||1|
|4/17/2014||RYU(L)||@ SAN FRANCISCO||BUMGARNER(L)|| |
|4/24/2014|| ||PHILADELPHIA|| || |
|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)||7-2||W||-115||7.5 un||O||11||8||0||9||7||0|
|4/6/2014||CAIN(R)||@ LA DODGERS||GREINKE(R)||2-6||L||135||6.5 ov||O||8||6||0||7||1||0|
|4/11/2014||BUMGARNER(L)||COLORADO||DE LA ROSA(L)||6-5||W||-160||6.5 un||O||6||5||1||11||6||1|
|4/15/2014||LINCECUM(R)||LA DODGERS||BECKETT(R)||3-2||W||-105||8 un||U||12||16||1||12||13||2|
|4/16/2014||VOGELSONG(R)||LA DODGERS||MAHOLM(L)||2-1||W||-110||8 ov||U||7||8||1||6||4||1|
|4/17/2014||BUMGARNER(L)||LA DODGERS||RYU(L)|| |
|4/18/2014||CAIN(R)||@ SAN DIEGO||ROSS(R)|| |
|4/19/2014||HUDSON(R)||@ SAN DIEGO||STULTS(L)|| |
|4/20/2014||LINCECUM(R)||@ SAN DIEGO||ERLIN(L)|| |
|4/21/2014||VOGELSONG(R)||@ COLORADO||DE LA ROSA(L)|| |
|4/22/2014||BUMGARNER(L)||@ COLORADO||MORALES(L)|| |
|4/23/2014||CAIN(R)||@ COLORADO||CHATWOOD(R)|| |
|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.
|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.''
|~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PA SPORTSTICKER NL PREVIEW (LA DODGERS-SAN FRANCISCO) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ |
*Dodgers-Giants Preview* ========================
By JEFF MEZYDLO STATS Senior Writer
Los Angeles (9-5) at San Francisco (9-5), 3:45 p.m. EDT
As the San Francisco Giants try to continue their recent success against the Los Angeles Dodgers, Madison Bumgarner hopes to do the same on the mound and, considering his most recent outing, with the bat.
The left-hander looks to help the Giants complete a three-game home sweep of the Dodgers on Thursday.
Bumgarner (2-0, 3.31 ERA) allowed four runs and nine hits in six innings Friday against Colorado, but he helped his own cause by hitting a grand slam during the 6-5 victory. Bumgarner, who hit the second grand slam by a Giants pitcher since the team relocated from New York to San Francisco in 1958, also delivered a sacrifice fly.
"They don't really expect a whole lot out of pitchers so we get to go up there with no pressure," said Bumgarner, who is 2 for 3 this season. "It's easier to hit that way, but at the same time it's the hardest thing to do in sports."
However, Bumgarner's focus will be on rebounding from that mound performance and remaining tough on the Dodgers (9-6), against whom he's won three straight and has a 1.70 ERA during a 5-1 stretch. He gave up two runs and struck out 10 over 6 1-3 innings of a 7-2 win at Dodger Stadium on April 5.
Bumgarner has a 2.70 ERA while winning his last three starts versus Los Angeles at home.
"He's just like anybody else. If he can command down and away, down and in, up and away and up and in, and crisscross the strike zone, it makes it tough," said Dodgers first baseman Adrian Gonzalez, who is 3 for 23 with two doubles against Bumgarner.
Gonzalez is batting .326 with five homers and 13 RBIs during an 11-game hitting streak, but he went 2 for 9 while Los Angeles dropped a pair of one-run games in this series.
The Giants (10-5) won for the ninth time in 11 meetings with their NL West rival, 2-1 on Wednesday. Pablo Sandoval had two hits, including a tiebreaking single in the seventh, as San Francisco won its third straight in its six consecutive game decided by one run.
Teammate Angel Pagan is batting .383 while hitting safely in all but one game, and he's 5 for 8 against Los Angeles starter Hyun-jin Ryu (2-1, 2.57).
The left-hander went 2-2 with a 2.48 ERA in five starts against the Giants during his first major league season in 2013, but was tagged for eight runs - six earned - in two innings of an 8-4 home defeat April 4.
Ryu bounced back by yielding two hits and striking out eight with one walk over seven innings of a 6-0 victory at Arizona on Friday.
"Because I got hit around last game, I was trying a little harder," he said.
It's uncertain if Los Angeles shortstop Hanley Ramirez will be in the lineup after he left in the seventh inning Wednesday when he got hit on the top of his left hand by a pitch. X-rays were negative on Ramirez, who is batting .421 (8 for 19) with two homers against San Francisco this season.
"It got me good," Ramirez said. "It's sore a little bit. I iced it twice already and I'll go back to the hotel and try to ice it twice before I go to bed so I can be in there (Thursday)."
|Last Updated: 9/21/2014 7:09:31 AM EST|