|SAN FRANCISCO ( CAIN )|
COLORADO ( CHATWOOD )
|955||SAN FRANCISCO||-110||Ov 10,-110||+105||Ov 9.5,-110|
|956||COLORADO||+100||Un 10,-110||-115||Un 9.5,-110|
|vs Right-handed Starters||6-4||+1.7||7-3||4.5||0.260||0.328||4.3||0.254||0.284|
|Past 7 Games||2-5||-3.6||0-6||1.7||0.178||0.250||3.0||0.251||0.309|
|vs Right-handed Starters||10-6||+3.6||9-6||6.0||0.305||0.355||3.9||0.231||0.278|
|Past 7 Games||5-2||+2.8||2-5||5.6||0.303||0.346||2.9||0.219||0.261|
|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)||1-2||L||-125||7 un||U||6||9||0||7||7||0|
|4/18/2014||CAIN(R)||@ SAN DIEGO||ROSS(R)||1-2||L||100||6.5 un||U||5||5||0||5||4||0|
|4/19/2014||HUDSON(R)||@ SAN DIEGO||STULTS(L)||1-3||L||-125||7 ov||U||4||2||1||9||5||0|
|4/20/2014||LINCECUM(R)||@ SAN DIEGO||ERLIN(L)||4-3||W||100||7 ov||P||3||3||0||7||5||0|
|4/21/2014||VOGELSONG(R)||@ COLORADO||DE LA ROSA(L)||2-8||L||130||10.5 un||U||6||8||0||11||6||2|
|4/22/2014||BUMGARNER(L)||@ COLORADO||MORALES(L)||1-2||L||-115||10.5 un||U||8||9||1||9||7||0|
|4/23/2014||CAIN(R)||@ COLORADO||CHATWOOD(R)|| |
|4/28/2014||BUMGARNER(L)||SAN DIEGO||ROSS(R)|| |
|4/29/2014||CAIN(R)||SAN DIEGO||STULTS(L)|| |
|4/30/2014|| ||SAN DIEGO|| || |
|4/9/2014||NICASIO(R)||CHI WHITE SOX||JOHNSON(R)||10-4||W||-165||10 un||O||16||7||0||8||5||1|
|4/11/2014||DE LA ROSA(L)||@ SAN FRANCISCO||BUMGARNER(L)||5-6||L||150||6.5 un||O||11||6||1||6||5||1|
|4/12/2014||ANDERSON(L)||@ SAN FRANCISCO||CAIN(R)||1-0||W||120||7.5 un||U||4||6||0||3||6||1|
|4/13/2014||CHATWOOD(R)||@ SAN FRANCISCO||HUDSON(R)||4-5||L||145||7.5 un||O||7||2||0||9||2||0|
|4/14/2014||LYLES(R)||@ SAN DIEGO||STULTS(L)||4-5||L||105||7.5 un||O||9||9||1||7||5||2|
|4/15/2014||NICASIO(R)||@ SAN DIEGO||ERLIN(L)||3-2||W||105||7 un||U||10||9||0||8||6||1|
|4/16/2014||DE LA ROSA(L)||@ SAN DIEGO||CASHNER(R)||2-4||L||120||6.5 un||U||10||8||0||8||5||1|
|4/17/2014||MORALES(L)||@ SAN DIEGO||KENNEDY(R)||3-1||W||120||7 ov||U||4||3||0||6||3||0|
|4/21/2014||DE LA ROSA(L)||SAN FRANCISCO||VOGELSONG(R)||8-2||W||-140||10.5 un||U||11||6||2||6||8||0|
|4/22/2014||MORALES(L)||SAN FRANCISCO||BUMGARNER(L)||2-1||W||+105||10.5 un||U||9||7||0||8||9||1|
|4/23/2014||CHATWOOD(R)||SAN FRANCISCO||CAIN(R)|| |
|4/25/2014||LYLES(R)||@ LA DODGERS||BECKETT(R)|| |
|4/26/2014||NICASIO(R)||@ LA DODGERS||MAHOLM(L)|| |
|4/27/2014||DE LA ROSA(L)||@ LA DODGERS||RYU(L)|| |
|4/28/2014||MORALES(L)||@ ARIZONA||MILEY(L)|| |
|4/29/2014||CHATWOOD(R)||@ ARIZONA||BOLSINGER(R)|| |
|4/30/2014|| ||@ 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.''
|COLORADO: DENVER (AP) - Justin Morneau wears Larry Walker's old number and is stepping in for Todd Helton.|
Just so it's clear, though: He doesn't expect to be the next Walker and certainly isn't trying to make Colorado Rockies fans forget all about Helton, the everyday first baseman in the Mile High City since 1997.
Morneau can only be himself, a slick fielder who's a four-time All-Star and former AL MVP.
That's not too bad, either.
Still, the Rockies wouldn't mind if Morneau channeled a little bit of those two Colorado icons to help them get back to the postseason. But that's a lot of cleats to fill, especially when it comes to Helton, the franchise's leader in virtually every offensive category.
Morneau's goals are more modest: Slide seamlessly into to this potent lineup, one that includes good friend and reigning NL batting champion Michael Cuddyer, along with Carlos Gonzalez and Troy Tulowitzki.
The 32-year-old Morneau knows the comparisons to Helton are inevitable. No. 17 spent 17 seasons in purple pinstripes, endearing himself to the community. The team will honor Helton on Aug. 17 when they retire his number (although Helton's first send-off will be hard to top, when the club gave him a horse in his last home game).
''From the outside looking in, it looks like I'm coming in to replace him,'' said Morneau, who wears No. 33 because of Walker, his boyhood idol. ''But that's not my thought process. My thought process is to just come in and be me and do what I can do.''
Cuddyer thinks Morneau will fit in just fine.
''If you think about the guy you're replacing, you're already not doing yourself a good service,'' said Cuddyer, who was teammates with Morneau in Minnesota. ''He respects (Helton), but he also understands he has to go out there and be himself.''
|~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PA SPORTSTICKER NL PREVIEW (SAN FRANCISCO-COLORADO) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ |
*Giants-Rockies Preview* ========================
By JEFF MEZYDLO STATS Senior Writer
San Francisco (11-9) at Colorado (11-10), 3:10 p.m. EDT
Matt Cain isn't entirely to blame for his winless start.
While the right-hander looks to avoid losing four straight outings for the first time in seven seasons Wednesday, he also must try to keep the San Francisco Giants from being swept in a road series of at least three games by the Colorado Rockies for the first time in 12 years.
Though Cain (0-3, 2.88 ERA) is off to the worst start of his 10-year career in terms of record, he's yielded two or fewer earned runs in three of his four starts - all San Francisco losses. He's surrendered one earned run total while giving up four hits and striking out eight in seven innings during each of the last two.
Cain gave up an unearned run on a passed ball in the first inning of a 2-1 loss at San Diego on Friday. That came after he allowed the earned run during a 1-0 home loss April 12 that dropped him to 6-1 with a 2.85 ERA in his last eight starts against Colorado (12-10).
"It's tough," Cain said. "Any way you lose, it's not fun."
Cain, who has been given six runs of support while on the mound in 2014, last dropped four straight starts June 10-27, 2007.
Losers in five of six overall, the Giants (11-10) haven't suffered a three-game sweep at Coors Field since May 24-26, 2002.
Hunter Pence homered for San Francisco, but Madison Bumgarner allowed home runs to Troy Tulowitzki and Nolan Arenado during a strong eight-inning performance in Tuesday's 2-1 loss.
"I'm not frustrated for myself. We should be winning all these games right now but just going through a rough patch," Bumgarner said. "We've got a lot of potential. No matter how good you are you're going to go through times like this."
Pence is 4 for 8 in the series after going 0 for 9 while San Francisco lost two of three at San Diego over the weekend.
Though Pence is batting .346 (9 for 26) with three home runs and six RBIs in his last six games in Denver, he's 0 for 14 against Colorado starter Tyler Chatwood (1-0, 2.77).
The right-hander allowed an unearned run and two hits in seven innings of a 12-1 rout of Philadelphia on Friday.
"When I see his fastball down and I see the hitters pounding it into the ground, that's when you know it's probably going to be a good night for him," manager Walt Weiss told the Rockies' official website.
That performance was much better than his season debut April 13, when he gave up four runs and six hits in six innings of a 5-4, 10-inning loss at San Francisco. Chatwood, who missed the first two weeks of the season with a strained hamstring, is 3-2 with a 2.70 ERA in six starts against the Giants.
Tulowiztki's home run is his only hit in 13 at-bats against San Francisco this season. He's faced Cain the most in his career, going 19 for 60 (.317) with four homers, five doubles and a triple but has one hit in their last seven matchups.
|Last Updated: 8/30/2014 5:30:49 AM EST|