|SAN DIEGO ( KENNEDY )|
WASHINGTON ( JORDAN )
|955||SAN DIEGO||-105||Ov 7.5,-110||+105||Ov 7.5,+105|
|956||WASHINGTON||-105||Un 7.5,-110||-115||Un 7.5,-125|
|vs Right-handed Starters||9-13||-3||5-15||2.6||0.221||0.270||3.7||0.246||0.307|
|Past 7 Games||2-5||-2.4||1-4||2.1||0.194||0.253||4.6||0.284||0.333|
|vs Right-handed Starters||10-8||-0.1||10-7||4.1||0.243||0.316||4.1||0.238||0.304|
|Past 7 Games||4-3||+0.2||3-3||4.3||0.278||0.348||3.1||0.234||0.289|
|4/16/2014||CASHNER(R)||COLORADO||DE LA ROSA(L)||4-2||W||-130||6.5 un||U||8||5||1||10||8||0|
|4/18/2014||ROSS(R)||SAN FRANCISCO||CAIN(R)||2-1||W||-110||6.5 un||U||5||4||0||5||5||0|
|4/19/2014||STULTS(L)||SAN FRANCISCO||HUDSON(R)||3-1||W||+115||7 ov||U||9||5||0||4||2||1|
|4/20/2014||ERLIN(L)||SAN FRANCISCO||LINCECUM(R)||3-4||L||-110||7 ov||P||7||5||0||3||3||0|
|4/21/2014||CASHNER(R)||@ MILWAUKEE||PERALTA(R)||3-4||L||-105||8 un||U||7||9||1||11||6||2|
|4/22/2014||KENNEDY(R)||@ MILWAUKEE||GALLARDO(R)||2-1||W||130||8 ev||U||7||6||2||7||11||0|
|4/23/2014||ROSS(R)||@ MILWAUKEE||LOHSE(R)||2-5||L||120||7.5 un||U||5||6||0||9||4||1|
|4/24/2014||STULTS(L)||@ WASHINGTON||ZIMMERMANN(R)||4-3||W||140||7 un||P||8||6||1||16||14||1|
|4/25/2014||ERLIN(L)||@ WASHINGTON||STRASBURG(R)||1-11||L||180||6.5 ov||O||10||9||0||17||10||0|
|4/26/2014||CASHNER(R)||@ WASHINGTON||ROARK(R)||0-4||L||105||7 un||U||3||4||3||10||9||1|
|4/27/2014||KENNEDY(R)||@ WASHINGTON||JORDAN(R)|| |
|4/28/2014||ROSS(R)||@ SAN FRANCISCO||BUMGARNER(L)|| |
|4/29/2014||STULTS(L)||@ SAN FRANCISCO||CAIN(R)|| |
|4/30/2014||ERLIN(L)||@ SAN FRANCISCO||HUDSON(R)|| |
|5/4/2014|| ||ARIZONA|| || |
|4/13/2014||GONZALEZ(L)||@ ATLANTA||HARANG(R)||2-10||L||-130||7 un||O||6||5||3||11||8||0|
|4/14/2014||ZIMMERMANN(R)||@ MIAMI||HAND(L)||9-2||W||-150||7.5 un||O||16||9||0||8||7||1|
|4/15/2014||STRASBURG(R)||@ MIAMI||KOEHLER(R)||2-11||L||-170||7 ov||O||5||7||2||15||8||1|
|4/16/2014||ROARK(R)||@ MIAMI||FERNANDEZ(R)||6-3||W||155||6.5 ov||O||7||4||1||7||5||2|
|4/17/2014||JORDAN(R)||ST LOUIS||WAINWRIGHT(R)||0-8||L||+120||6.5 un||O||2||5||3||15||15||0|
|4/18/2014||GONZALEZ(L)||ST LOUIS||WACHA(R)||3-1||W||+100||6.5 un||U||5||3||0||5||6||3|
|4/19/2014||ZIMMERMANN(R)||ST LOUIS||LYNN(R)||3-4||L||-120||7 un||P||8||9||1||8||5||0|
|4/20/2014||STRASBURG(R)||ST LOUIS||MILLER(R)||3-2||W||-150||7 un||U||11||17||0||7||5||1|
|4/21/2014||ROARK(R)||LA ANGELS||RICHARDS(R)||2-4||L||-115||8 un||U||3||8||2||12||10||0|
|4/22/2014||JORDAN(R)||LA ANGELS||SKAGGS(L)||2-7||L||-120||8 ov||O||3||4||2||9||4||0|
|4/23/2014||GONZALEZ(L)||LA ANGELS||WEAVER(R)||5-4||W||-120||7 ov||O||11||10||1||8||9||1|
|4/24/2014||ZIMMERMANN(R)||SAN DIEGO||STULTS(L)||3-4||L||-150||7 un||P||16||14||1||8||6||1|
|4/25/2014||STRASBURG(R)||SAN DIEGO||ERLIN(L)||11-1||W||-190||6.5 ov||O||17||10||0||10||9||0|
|4/26/2014||ROARK(R)||SAN DIEGO||CASHNER(R)||4-0||W||-115||7 un||U||10||9||1||3||4||3|
|4/27/2014||JORDAN(R)||SAN DIEGO||KENNEDY(R)|| |
|4/29/2014||GONZALEZ(L)||@ HOUSTON||COSART(R)|| |
|4/30/2014||ZIMMERMANN(R)||@ HOUSTON||OBERHOLTZER(L)|| |
|5/2/2014||STRASBURG(R)||@ PHILADELPHIA||HERNANDEZ(R)|| |
|5/3/2014||ROARK(R)||@ PHILADELPHIA||LEE(L)|| |
|5/4/2014|| ||@ 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.
|WASHINGTON: WASHINGTON (AP) - Thanks in part to No. 1 overall draft picks Stephen Strasburg and Bryce Harper, the 2012 Washington Nationals were considered an up-and-coming team, perhaps a year or two away from contending.|
So what did they do? Went out and led the majors with 98 wins.
Thanks to that quick rise, the 2013 Nationals became a popular pick to go to the World Series. So what did they do? Stumbled at the start and missed out on the playoffs.
Now here come the 2014 Nationals, featuring largely the same roster - including Strasburg on the mound, and Harper in left field, both feeling good after offseason surgery - and with rookie manager Matt Williams replacing Davey Johnson, he of the ''World Series or bust'' proclamation.
One key difference: The club knows what it's like to experience a truly disappointing, worse-than-they-were-supposed-to-be season for the first time since moving from Montreal in 2005.
''We got ahead of ourselves a little bit. My take on it was always: Last year in spring training, we had expectations on ourselves, really, for the first time, and we thought we were better, maybe, than we were,'' reliever Tyler Clippard said. ''We came into the season expecting to win, which is a good thing. But at the same time, we might not have went out there and earned it, like we should have.''
Yes, the team that got Strasburg and Harper thanks to consecutive 100-loss seasons is trying to deal with lofty goals.
''To see the organization from basically, literally, the ground up, improve is something I kind of take pride in, because when I signed, people would be like, `Oh, you play for the Expos and the Nationals,' and they'd be like, `Uh, OK, I don't know them,''' said shortstop Ian Desmond, drafted by Montreal in 2004. ''And now, it's like there's some pride behind playing for the Washington Nationals.''
|Last Updated: 9/16/2014 6:28:00 AM EST|