|SAN FRANCISCO ( HUDSON )|
PITTSBURGH ( MORTON )
|903||SAN FRANCISCO||-110||Ov 7,-110||-115||Ov 7.5,+115|
|904||PITTSBURGH||+100||Un 7,-110||+105||Un 7.5,-135|
|vs Right-handed Starters||11-5||+5.7||10-6||4.9||0.254||0.318||4.1||0.243||0.291|
|Past 7 Games||6-1||+5.3||2-5||4.7||0.280||0.326||3.0||0.206||0.274|
|vs Right-handed Starters||10-19||-10.4||14-13||4.0||0.240||0.310||4.7||0.269||0.324|
|Past 7 Games||2-5||-3.2||5-2||4.6||0.279||0.354||6.7||0.304||0.351|
|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)||12-10||W||-105||9.5 un||O||14||8||1||16||9||0|
|4/28/2014||BUMGARNER(L)||SAN DIEGO||ROSS(R)||4-6||L||-170||6 un||O||9||5||2||9||10||0|
|4/29/2014||PETIT(R)||SAN DIEGO||STULTS(L)||6-0||W||-145||7 un||U||9||6||0||3||2||1|
|4/30/2014||HUDSON(R)||SAN DIEGO||ERLIN(L)||3-2||W||-160||7 un||U||10||7||0||5||3||0|
|5/2/2014||LINCECUM(R)||@ ATLANTA||MINOR(L)||2-1||W||120||7.5 un||U||8||7||0||8||12||0|
|5/3/2014||VOGELSONG(R)||@ ATLANTA||TEHERAN(R)||3-1||W||160||7.5 un||U||4||2||1||5||7||0|
|5/4/2014||BUMGARNER(L)||@ ATLANTA||WOOD(L)||4-1||W||120||7 un||U||10||10||1||4||6||0|
|5/5/2014||PETIT(R)||@ PITTSBURGH||LOCKE(L)||11-10||W||-105||7 un||O||20||11||1||16||9||1|
|5/6/2014||HUDSON(R)||@ PITTSBURGH||MORTON(R)|| |
|5/7/2014||LINCECUM(R)||@ PITTSBURGH||COLE(R)|| |
|5/8/2014||VOGELSONG(R)||@ LA DODGERS||BECKETT(R)|| |
|5/9/2014||BUMGARNER(L)||@ LA DODGERS||MAHOLM(L)|| |
|5/10/2014||PETIT(R)||@ LA DODGERS||GREINKE(R)|| |
|5/11/2014||HUDSON(R)||@ LA DODGERS||KERSHAW(L)|| |
|5/13/2014|| ||ATLANTA|| || |
|4/25/2014||COLE(R)||@ ST LOUIS||MILLER(R)||0-1||L||105||7 ov||U||4||8||1||8||10||0|
|4/26/2014||LIRIANO(L)||@ ST LOUIS||LYONS(L)||6-1||W||100||7.5 ov||U||7||3||0||5||9||0|
|4/27/2014||VOLQUEZ(R)||@ ST LOUIS||WAINWRIGHT(R)||0-7||L||180||7.5 ev||U||3||5||0||9||2||0|
|5/1/2014||MORTON(R)||@ BALTIMORE||NORRIS(R)||1-5||L||105||9 ov||U||9||13||2||9||6||1|
|5/1/2014||CUMPTON(R)||@ BALTIMORE||TILLMAN(R)||5-6||L||115||8.5 un||O||11||15||0||12||8||0|
|5/5/2014||LOCKE(L)||SAN FRANCISCO||PETIT(R)||10-11||L||-105||7 un||O||16||9||1||20||11||1|
|5/6/2014||MORTON(R)||SAN FRANCISCO||HUDSON(R)|| |
|5/7/2014||COLE(R)||SAN FRANCISCO||LINCECUM(R)|| |
|5/9/2014||LIRIANO(L)||ST LOUIS||WACHA(R)|| |
|5/10/2014||VOLQUEZ(R)||ST LOUIS||LYNN(R)|| |
|5/11/2014||RODRIGUEZ(L)||ST LOUIS||MILLER(R)|| |
|5/13/2014|| ||@ MILWAUKEE|| || |
|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.''
|PITTSBURGH: PITTSBURGH (AP) - The roars have faded. The giddiness of ending 21 years of futility and coming with a game of the National League championship series, too.|
The Pittsburgh Pirates are in some ways just another NL contender these days. That dark cloud of two decades of losing is gone after a remarkable 94-68 surge and the playoff berth that came along with it in 2013.
Now the franchise needs to figure out what to do with the rest of its life. For three seasons a club that was a laughingstock when manager Clint Hurdle took over in December 2010 has slowly made inroads to relevance.
Suddenly, the ''World Series or bust'' attitude owner Bob Nutting has espoused for years doesn't seem so laughable anymore.
Press reigning NL Manager of the Year Clint Hurdle on what his team can possibly do for an encore despite a relatively quiet offseason and he responds with his usual eternal optimism.
''Excellence is verb, not a noun,'' Hurdle said. ''You're going to continue to push forward. Our goal is to win a sixth world championship. The fact is, we haven't won an LCS or a division series. We need to maintain our focus on the things we need to do.''
|~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PA SPORTSTICKER NL PREVIEW (SAN FRANCISCO-PITTSBURGH) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ |
*Giants-Pirates Preview* ========================
By BRETT HUSTON STATS Editor
San Francisco (20-11) at Pittsburgh (12-19), 7:05 p.m. EDT
Every member of the San Francisco Giants' starting rotation at the beginning of the season can say he's been an All-Star at least once, but so far in 2014 it's the new addition to that group who's been the best.
Tim Hudson looks to continue the outstanding start to his Giants career on Tuesday night against the Pittsburgh Pirates as he tries to lead visiting San Francisco to its first seven-game winning streak since September 2011.
Madison Bumgarner, Matt Cain, Tim Lincecum and Ryan Vogelsong have been All-Stars since 2011, but the Giants' best pitcher so far has been the one who last appeared in the Midsummer Classic in 2010.
With those four underachieving to various degrees thus far - and Cain now on the DL after cutting his finger while making a ham and cheese sandwich - Hudson (4-1, 2.17 ERA) has been one of baseball's best pitchers. The right-hander has gone at least seven innings in all six starts, allowing two earned runs or fewer in five of them.
He lowered his WHIP to 0.74 - second-best in the majors - while coming within an out of a complete game in a 3-2 win over San Diego on Wednesday. Hudson has thrown 3.35 pitches per batter, also second-best in baseball.
"He just put on a clinic," manager Bruce Bochy said of Hudson, who has walked two in 45 2-3 innings. "He stayed down the whole game, had good movement, changed speeds and threw strike one. If you want to show young pitchers how to do it, that's how you do it."
No Giant has gone at least seven innings in his first seven starts since Vida Blue did so in his first nine outings in 1981.
Hudson went 4-2 with a 2.01 ERA in six starts against the Pirates between 2007-12, but gave up six runs in four innings in a 6-0 loss in Pittsburgh with Atlanta on April 19, 2013.
The Giants (21-11) came into this series averaging 3.4 runs and hitting .228 over their past 20 games, but broke out in the opener. San Francisco pounded out a season-high 20 hits and rallied from six runs down to beat the Pirates 11-10 in 13 innings.
'I thought we were dead in the water," Bochy said. "It was one of the grittiest games I've been a part of in this group."
San Francisco has 29 runs and 52 hits in its last three games at normally pitcher-friendly PNC Park, and now will try for its longest winning streak since an eight-game run from Sept. 11-18, 2011.
Jeff Locke gave up six runs in 5 1-3 innings Monday, extending the Pirates' drought without a quality start to eight games. The last starter for Pittsburgh (11-19) to record a win was Edinson Volquez on April 17 - 16 games ago.
It's been much longer since Charlie Morton (0-4, 4.21) last recorded a victory. The right-hander hasn't won since Sept. 2, a string of starts that reached 12 on Thursday as he gave up four runs - two earned - over 5 1-3 innings in a 5-1 loss at Baltimore.
Morton cruised through four innings before a 21-minute rain delay, then gave up three runs in the fifth - the fourth time in five starts he's allowed that many runs in one inning.
"I don't want to put my finger on the rain delay, but it was really two different pitchers," manager Clint Hurdle told the team's official website. "The first four innings, we had sync, we had ground balls, we had a breaking ball that was planned and we had a split-change that was working as well."
Morton is 2-1 with a 1.99 ERA in five starts against the Giants since 2011, but he's never figured out how to slow down Angel Pagan. San Francisco's leadoff hitter is 9 for 12 with three extra-base hits lifetime in their matchups.
|Last Updated: 9/2/2014 6:16:35 PM EST|