|LA DODGERS ( KERSHAW )|
WASHINGTON ( TREINEN )
|901||LA DODGERS||-155||Ov 7,+110||-170||Ov 7,+105|
|902||WASHINGTON||+145||Un 7,-130||+160||Un 7,-125|
|vs Right-handed Starters||13-11||-1||14-10||4.6||0.263||0.321||4.0||0.250||0.317|
|Past 7 Games||4-3||+0.8||5-2||5.0||0.283||0.365||4.7||0.275||0.344|
|vs Left-handed Starters||6-3||+2.3||6-2||5.8||0.301||0.352||3.4||0.268||0.314|
|Past 7 Games||4-3||+0.6||2-5||3.4||0.242||0.304||2.6||0.240||0.305|
|4/27/2014||RYU(L)||COLORADO||DE LA ROSA(L)||1-6||L||-150||7 un||P||8||10||3||11||6||0|
|4/30/2014||GREINKE(R)||@ MINNESOTA||GIBSON(R)||6-4||W||-155||7.5 un||O||12||11||0||12||9||1|
|5/1/2014||HAREN(R)||@ MINNESOTA||PELFREY(R)||9-4||W||-145||8.5 ev||O||15||9||3||7||6||0|
|5/1/2014||PATTERSON(R)||@ MINNESOTA||JOHNSON(L)||4-3||W||100||9 un||U||11||16||2||6||10||1|
|5/2/2014||BECKETT(R)||@ MIAMI||KOEHLER(R)||3-6||L||-115||7.5 ov||O||7||7||0||11||6||1|
|5/3/2014||MAHOLM(L)||@ MIAMI||TURNER(R)||9-7||W||-115||8.5 un||O||16||6||1||14||13||0|
|5/4/2014||FIFE(R)||@ MIAMI||FERNANDEZ(R)||4-5||L||160||7 un||O||6||9||0||9||7||1|
|5/5/2014||GREINKE(R)||@ WASHINGTON||ZIMMERMANN(R)||0-4||L||-110||7 un||U||8||6||0||11||8||0|
|5/6/2014||KERSHAW(L)||@ WASHINGTON||TREINEN(R)|| |
|5/7/2014||HAREN(R)||@ WASHINGTON||STRASBURG(R)|| |
|5/8/2014||BECKETT(R)||SAN FRANCISCO||VOGELSONG(R)|| |
|5/9/2014||MAHOLM(L)||SAN FRANCISCO||BUMGARNER(L)|| |
|5/10/2014||GREINKE(R)||SAN FRANCISCO||PETIT(R)|| |
|5/11/2014||KERSHAW(L)||SAN FRANCISCO||HUDSON(R)|| |
|5/13/2014|| ||MIAMI|| || |
|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)||2-4||L||-115||7.5 un||U||5||4||0||8||8||0|
|4/29/2014||GONZALEZ(L)||@ HOUSTON||COSART(R)||4-3||W||-135||8.5 un||U||9||10||0||5||7||1|
|4/30/2014||ZIMMERMANN(R)||@ HOUSTON||OBERHOLTZER(L)||7-0||W||-135||8 ov||U||13||7||0||9||10||2|
|5/2/2014||STRASBURG(R)||@ PHILADELPHIA||LEE(L)||5-3||W||-105||6.5 ov||O||10||9||1||8||6||1|
|5/3/2014||ROARK(R)||@ PHILADELPHIA||BURNETT(R)||2-7||L||-105||7.5 un||O||4||6||0||12||8||1|
|5/4/2014||GONZALEZ(L)||@ PHILADELPHIA||HERNANDEZ(R)||0-1||L||-125||7.5 ev||U||5||9||0||4||5||1|
|5/5/2014||ZIMMERMANN(R)||LA DODGERS||GREINKE(R)||4-0||W||+100||7 un||U||11||8||0||8||6||0|
|5/6/2014||TREINEN(R)||LA DODGERS||KERSHAW(L)|| |
|5/7/2014||STRASBURG(R)||LA DODGERS||HAREN(R)|| |
|5/9/2014||FISTER(R)||@ OAKLAND||MILONE(L)|| |
|5/10/2014||ROARK(R)||@ OAKLAND||GRAY(R)|| |
|5/11/2014||GONZALEZ(L)||@ OAKLAND||KAZMIR(L)|| |
|5/12/2014||ZIMMERMANN(R)||@ ARIZONA||COLLMENTER(R)|| |
|5/13/2014|| ||@ ARIZONA|| || |
|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.
|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.''
|~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PA SPORTSTICKER NL PREVIEW (LA DODGERS-WASHINGTON) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ |
*Dodgers-Nationals Preview* ===========================
By JEFF MEZYDLO STATS Senior Writer
Los Angeles (18-15) at Washington (18-14), 7:05 p.m. EDT
Sidelined for a little more than six weeks with a back injury, Clayton Kershaw is finally ready to again take the mound for the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Making his first North American start this season, Kershaw looks for a fourth straight winning outing over the host Washington Nationals on Tuesday night.
Kershaw (1-0, 1.35 ERA) allowed a run, five hits and struck out seven with a walk in 6 2-3 innings of a 3-1 victory over Arizona in Australia on March 22. In the process, the reigning NL Cy Young award winner strained the teres major muscle in his upper back.
The left-hander allowed three runs, eight hits and struck out 15 in 10 innings over two rehab starts with Class A Rancho Cucamonga and Double-A Chattanooga. He is not expected to be on a pitch limit Tuesday.
"I think he has peace of mind that he's healthy," injured teammate A.J. Ellis told the Dodgers' official website after he caught Kershaw's bullpen session Friday.
"That was his sharpest bullpen session of the year," Ellis added. "He was locked in. He seems ready to me."
Kershaw gave up six runs in six innings of a 6-3 loss to the Nationals on Aug. 8, 2010, but has yielded four on three homers and struck out 26 with two walks over 23 2-3 innings to win his next three starts against them.
He'll try to help the Dodgers (18-15) bounce back after their five-game winning streak versus Washington ended with a 4-0 loss Monday in a game halted 3 hours, 17 minutes by rain. Anthony Rendon and Danny Espinosa each hit a two-run homer for the Nationals (18-14), who avoided a third straight loss.
Adam LaRoche added two hits to raise his average to .361 at home. However, the veteran first baseman is 4 for 19 (.211) with a double, home run and 11 strikeouts versus Kershaw.
Ross Detwiler (0-1, 1.84) is expected to start Tuesday after making his first nine appearances for Washington this season out of the bullpen. The left-hander went 2-7 with a 4.04 ERA in 13 starts during a 2013 season that ended in early July because of a back injury. He's 1-2 with a 3.92 ERA in four starts versus Los Angeles.
Yasiel Puig did not face Detwiler last season and it's uncertain if he will get the chance to do so after he missed the series opener a day after crashing into an outfield wall in the ninth inning of Sunday's 5-4 loss at Miami.
"He's not feeling perfect, really sore," manager Don Mattingly said about Puig, who went 0 for 9 with five strikeouts against the Nationals during his 2013 rookie season.
Los Angeles' Carl Crawford had three hits Monday, and is 5 for 8 in three games after he went 4 for 45 in his previous 15 contests. He's 15 for 28 (.536) in seven career games at Washington.
Adrian Gonzalez is 3 for 6 with a home run versus Detwiler, while Dodgers teammates Matt Kemp and Andre Ethier are a combined 8 for 21 (.381) against him.
|Last Updated: 8/30/2014 1:31:13 AM EST|