|PHILADELPHIA ( HAMELS )|
LA DODGERS ( GREINKE )
|963||PHILADELPHIA||+160||Ov 6.5,-110||+145||Ov 6.5,+100|
|964||LA DODGERS||-170||Un 6.5,-110||-155||Un 6.5,-120|
|vs Right-handed Starters||6-8||-2.2||10-4||4.4||0.252||0.321||6.2||0.303||0.362|
|Past 7 Games||4-3||+2.1||2-4||3.3||0.231||0.259||3.9||0.273||0.307|
|vs Left-handed Starters||3-3||-0.7||2-3||2.8||0.203||0.286||4.2||0.237||0.304|
|Past 7 Games||3-4||-2.5||1-5||2.7||0.192||0.251||3.4||0.224||0.291|
|4/18/2014||PETTIBONE(R)||@ COLORADO||CHATWOOD(R)||1-12||L||135||10.5 un||O||2||3||0||18||9||1|
|4/19/2014||KENDRICK(R)||@ COLORADO||LYLES(R)||1-3||L||125||10.5 un||U||5||5||0||6||3||1|
|4/20/2014||HERNANDEZ(R)||@ COLORADO||NICASIO(R)||10-9||W||140||9.5 ov||O||15||7||0||15||10||2|
|4/21/2014||LEE(L)||@ LA DODGERS||MAHOLM(L)||7-0||W||100||7 un||P||11||8||0||4||4||1|
|4/22/2014||BURNETT(R)||@ LA DODGERS||RYU(L)||3-2||W||175||6.5 ev||U||11||11||0||8||7||2|
|4/23/2014||HAMELS(L)||@ LA DODGERS||GREINKE(R)|| |
|4/24/2014||KENDRICK(R)||@ LA DODGERS||HAREN(R)|| |
|4/25/2014||HERNANDEZ(R)||@ ARIZONA||COLLMENTER(R)|| |
|4/26/2014||LEE(L)||@ ARIZONA||ARROYO(R)|| |
|4/27/2014||BURNETT(R)||@ ARIZONA||MCCARTHY(R)|| |
|4/29/2014||HAMELS(L)||NY METS||NIESE(L)|| |
|4/30/2014|| ||NY METS|| || |
|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)||2-1||W||115||7 un||U||7||7||0||6||9||0|
|4/27/2014||RYU(L)||COLORADO||DE LA ROSA(L)|| |
|4/29/2014||GREINKE(R)||@ MINNESOTA||PELFREY(R)|| |
|4/30/2014|| ||@ MINNESOTA|| || |
|PHILADELPHIA: PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Ryan Howard and his teammates have heard critics say the window has closed for the Philadelphia Phillies.|
They just don't believe it.
After a dominant run that included five straight NL East titles, two pennants and the 2008 World Series championship, the Phillies have missed the postseason two consecutive years. They have an aging core of players who've been declining.
Howard, Chase Utley, Jimmy Rollins and Carlos Ruiz are the remaining regulars from the group that led Philadelphia to its best era of baseball from 2007-11 under former manager Charlie Manuel.
They're determined to make another run.
''We've had a bad couple years and had injuries and all that stuff, but I don't think it's over,'' Howard said. ''People are entitled to their opinions and that's fine, but it's up to us to go out there and show them otherwise and go out and play our game and do what we do.''
General manager Ruben Amaro Jr. refused to start the rebuilding process after the Phillies' first losing season since 2002. Instead, he re-signed Utley and Ruiz and added veteran outfielder Marlon Byrd and right-hander A.J. Burnett in free agency.
If the older players live up to their hefty contracts and younger guys like 2013 All-Star Domonic Brown, Cody Asche and Ben Revere continue to develop, the Phillies should be in contention.
''I think we're positive. We're expecting to win and plan on doing everything we can to ensure that,'' ace lefty Cliff Lee said.
|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 (PHILADELPHIA-LA DODGERS) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ |
*Phillies-Dodgers Preview* ==========================
By TAYLOR BECHTOLD STATS Writer
Philadelphia (10-10) at Los Angeles (12-9), 10:10 p.m. EDT
Philadelphia Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg is finally getting an opportunity to see the possibilities of what could be a formidable trio in the front of his rotation.
Following back-to-back solid pitching performances against the Los Angeles Dodgers, Cole Hamels will try to lead the visiting Phillies to a season-best fourth straight win in his 2014 debut Wednesday night.
Cliff Lee went eight innings in a series-opening 7-0 win over the scuffling Dodgers (12-9) before A.J. Burnett limited them to two runs over 6 2-3 in a 3-2, 10-inning victory Tuesday.
Hamels (8-14, 3.60 ERA in 2013) looks to lead Philadelphia (10-10) to three straight wins in this four-game set after coming off the disabled list because of shoulder inflammation.
The left-hander was cleared to join the rotation after throwing seven innings of one-run ball at High-A Clearwater on Thursday. He wrapped up his rehab assignment with a 2.12 ERA over 17 innings in three starts.
"The potential and possibilities in the rotation, once we did sign Burnett in the spring, we'll see it when Hamels is in there," Sandberg told the team's official website. "We'll see the rotation in complete strength. I've been waiting for that day."
Sandberg said the veteran hurler will have no restrictions in his first major league start since Sept. 25. Hamels hopes to pick up where he left off last season, when he went 6-3 with a 2.68 ERA over his final 16 starts.
The three-time All-Star helped snap the Dodgers' 10-game winning streak Aug. 18 by allowing two runs over seven innings while not receiving a decision in a 3-2 home victory.
Hamels has gone 3-0 with a 2.22 ERA in four starts at Dodger Stadium, including two in the postseason. He'll face a Los Angeles team that has totaled 21 runs while batting .203 in its last eight games.
Adrian Gonzalez went 0 for 3 on Tuesday as his 16-game hitting streak ended, while Hanley Ramirez had only his second hit in 22 at-bats over his past six. Andre Ethier, who is 4 for 7 with a homer and a double off Hamels since 2011, has gone 6 for 36 (.167) in his last 11.
Los Angeles' Zack Greinke (3-0, 2.42) won three straight starts before receiving no runs in a 4-2, 12-inning home loss to Arizona on Friday. He allowed one run and three hits while striking out eight over six innings.
Greinke, who has limited opponents to two runs or less in each of his four outings, will try to win his first four decisions for the first time since a 6-0 start in 2009 with Kansas City en route to winning the AL Cy Young Award. The right-hander has gone 10-1 with a 1.71 ERA in his last 15 starts dating to last season.
He's 3-0 with a 1.93 ERA in his last four games - three starts - against Philadelphia.
Ryan Howard, Marlon Byrd, Domonic Brown and Jimmy Rollins have gone a combined 8 for 47 (.170) when facing Greinke. Ben Revere is 5 for 11 in the matchup since 2012, and Chase Utley went 3 for 6 with a homer last season.
Revere matched a career high with four hits Tuesday as Philadelphia recorded double digits for the third straight game after reaching that many four times in its first 17.
|Last Updated: 9/2/2014 6:15:10 AM EST|