|MIAMI ( FERNANDEZ )|
SAN DIEGO ( ROSS )
|961||MIAMI||-135||Ov 5.5,-120||-125||Ov 5.5,-125|
|962||SAN DIEGO||+125||Un 5.5,+100||+115||Un 5.5,+105|
|vs Right-handed Starters||12-13||-0.8||14-10||4.1||0.251||0.318||4.0||0.242||0.308|
|Past 7 Games||6-1||+5.5||3-3||4.1||0.245||0.322||2.9||0.210||0.263|
|vs Right-handed Starters||11-20||-9.2||8-21||2.4||0.212||0.258||3.8||0.251||0.306|
|Past 7 Games||2-5||-4.2||3-3||2.1||0.202||0.236||4.0||0.261||0.312|
|4/25/2014||ALVAREZ(R)||@ NY METS||WHEELER(R)||3-4||L||105||7 un||P||7||7||0||10||8||1|
|4/26/2014||SLOWEY(R)||@ NY METS||MEJIA(R)||7-6||W||125||7 ov||O||10||7||2||6||5||0|
|4/27/2014||KOEHLER(R)||@ NY METS||GEE(R)||0-4||L||110||7 un||U||3||5||1||6||7||0|
|5/2/2014||KOEHLER(R)||LA DODGERS||BECKETT(R)||6-3||W||+105||7.5 ov||O||11||6||1||7||7||0|
|5/3/2014||TURNER(R)||LA DODGERS||MAHOLM(L)||7-9||L||+105||8.5 un||O||14||13||0||16||6||1|
|5/4/2014||FERNANDEZ(R)||LA DODGERS||FIFE(R)||5-4||W||-170||7 un||O||9||7||1||6||9||0|
|5/5/2014||EOVALDI(R)||NY METS||NIESE(L)||4-3||W||-125||7 ov||P||9||11||0||6||4||2|
|5/6/2014||ALVAREZ(R)||NY METS||COLON(R)||3-0||W||-115||7.5 un||U||7||6||0||6||4||1|
|5/7/2014||KOEHLER(R)||NY METS||WHEELER(R)||1-0||W||-110||7.5 un||U||3||6||0||2||3||0|
|5/8/2014||TURNER(R)||@ SAN DIEGO||KENNEDY(R)||3-1||W||145||7 un||U||5||4||1||7||7||1|
|5/9/2014||FERNANDEZ(R)||@ SAN DIEGO||ROSS(R)|| |
|5/10/2014||EOVALDI(R)||@ SAN DIEGO||STULTS(L)|| |
|5/11/2014||ALVAREZ(R)||@ SAN DIEGO||ERLIN(L)|| |
|5/12/2014||KOEHLER(R)||@ LA DODGERS||HAREN(R)|| |
|5/13/2014||TURNER(R)||@ LA DODGERS||BECKETT(R)|| |
|5/14/2014||FERNANDEZ(R)||@ LA DODGERS||MAHOLM(L)|| |
|5/15/2014||EOVALDI(R)||@ SAN FRANCISCO||CAIN(R)|| |
|5/16/2014|| ||@ SAN FRANCISCO|| || |
|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)||4-2||W||105||7.5 un||U||8||8||0||5||4||0|
|4/28/2014||ROSS(R)||@ SAN FRANCISCO||BUMGARNER(L)||6-4||W||160||6 un||O||9||10||0||9||5||2|
|4/29/2014||STULTS(L)||@ SAN FRANCISCO||PETIT(R)||0-6||L||135||7 un||U||3||2||1||9||6||0|
|4/30/2014||ERLIN(L)||@ SAN FRANCISCO||HUDSON(R)||2-3||L||150||7 un||U||5||3||0||10||7||0|
|5/5/2014||STULTS(L)||KANSAS CITY||VENTURA(R)||6-5||W||+110||6.5 un||O||9||6||0||16||11||1|
|5/6/2014||ERLIN(L)||KANSAS CITY||GUTHRIE(R)||1-3||L||-110||6.5 un||U||6||4||0||7||8||1|
|5/7/2014||CASHNER(R)||KANSAS CITY||SHIELDS(R)||0-8||L||+100||6 un||O||8||8||3||14||11||0|
|5/13/2014||CASHNER(R)||@ CINCINNATI||LEAKE(R)|| |
|5/14/2014||KENNEDY(R)||@ CINCINNATI||CUETO(R)|| |
|5/15/2014||ROSS(R)||@ CINCINNATI||SIMON(R)|| |
|5/16/2014|| ||@ COLORADO|| || |
|MIAMI: MIAMI (AP) - The owner of the World Series champion Boston Red Sox is apparently unimpressed by the Miami Marlins' attempts to improve their feeble offense.|
''They should apologize for their regular season lineup,'' John Henry tweeted during spring training.
In 2013 the Marlins were truly sorry. They finished last in the majors in batting average, slugging percentage, on-base percentage, runs and home runs, and scored even less than their woeful 1993 expansion team. They also lost 100 games, two more than in their first season.
Henry was being catty after the Red Sox drew criticism for the minor league lineup they fielded for a spring game against Miami. But he might be right - it's unclear whether an offseason shakeup of the lineup will mean more runs for the Marlins than last year.
''We were anemic offensively,'' new general manager Dan Jennings said. ''Just bad. It's unacceptable.''
|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.
|~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PA SPORTSTICKER NL PREVIEW (MIAMI-SAN DIEGO) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ |
(ADDS Stanton quote)
*Marlins-Padres Preview* ========================
By JEFF BARTL STATS Writer
Miami (20-15) at San Diego (15-21), 10:10 p.m. EDT
Having young superstars like Giancarlo Stanton and Jose Fernandez gives the Miami Marlins potential to be a special team down the road.
The pair is doing plenty to help Miami be a factor presently as well.
Stanton looks to extend his hitting streak and Fernandez takes the mound seeking another stellar outing as the Marlins shoot for a sixth straight victory Friday night against the host San Diego Padres.
Miami (20-15) won for the ninth time in 10 games Thursday thanks to Stanton, who crushed a two-run homer in the 11th for a 3-1 victory in the series opener. That blast was his NL-leading 11th and brought his major league-leading RBI total to 40.
Stanton is hitting .361 with four homers and 11 RBIs during a 10-game hitting streak, with the Marlins outscoring opponents 52-27 in that stretch.
"That was pretty ridiculous," pitcher Jacob Turner said of Stanton's latest blast. "To be able to hit that ball, on a line, at this park like that ... I don't know how many other guys could do that. He's swinging a hot bat and whenever he does, he's dangerous."
This marks the Marlins' first five-game winning streak since they won their first seven games in May 2012. Miami sits atop the NL East and is alone in that position in May for the first time since 2009.
Fernandez (4-1, 1.74 ERA) has been stellar as well, holding opponents to a .176 average while leading the majors with 65 strikeouts. He extended his streak to 25 innings without allowing an earned run in his last start before yielding two - plus another unearned run - while striking out 10 in seven innings of Miami's 5-4 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Sunday.
The right-hander was struck by a batted ball but said there are no lingering issues.
"It hit me hard," Fernandez said. "Right away my hamstring became really tight. I didn't know if I was going to keep throwing. After that it was a little tougher to pitch. It was getting tighter and tighter and tighter.
"I already worked out and did everything I was supposed to do. So it's fine. (Sunday) night it was hurting a lot. But I woke up (Monday), and it was a lot better."
Fernandez has dominated the Padres in two career starts, giving up two hits and striking out 10 in eight innings of a 4-0 win July 1 before allowing three hits and punching out eight in 6 2-3 innings of a 5-0 victory April 5.
San Diego's offense, which ranks last in the majors with a .214 average and 92 runs and is tied at the bottom of the NL with 20 homers, may have a tough time getting to Fernandez this time around as well.
The Padres (15-21) have scored two runs during their three-game losing streak and have been outscored 37-17 while dropping seven of nine. Ian Kennedy's homer in the second inning accounted for their only run Thursday.
San Diego will look to get on track behind Tyson Ross, who will try to build on his last start.
After posting a 2.13 ERA through his first four outings, Ross (3-3, 3.30) has gone 1-1 with a 4.91 ERA over his last three. He had a solid start Sunday, though, giving up three runs - one earned - in seven innings before San Diego walked off with a 4-3 win over Arizona.
"My slider was working well and I got a lot of ground balls, and the defense was good behind me," Ross said.
The right-hander has never started against the Marlins, though he loaded the bases before allowing a walk-off grand slam to Jeff Mathis in relief in a 6-2 loss June 30.
|Last Updated: 8/31/2014 5:34:49 AM EST|