|MIAMI ( EOVALDI )|
SAN FRANCISCO ( CAIN )
|957||MIAMI||+125||Ov 7,-105||+120||Ov 7,+105|
|958||SAN FRANCISCO||-135||Un 7,-115||-130||Un 7,-125|
|vs Right-handed Starters||12-16||-4.2||17-10||3.9||0.244||0.311||4.4||0.253||0.322|
|Past 7 Games||2-5||-2.6||6-1||4.3||0.240||0.300||5.9||0.305||0.380|
|vs Right-handed Starters||14-8||+5.9||12-9||4.6||0.252||0.317||3.8||0.237||0.289|
|Past 7 Games||5-2||+3.9||3-4||4.1||0.249||0.327||3.3||0.222||0.275|
|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)||1-10||L||-135||5.5 ov||O||4||5||1||13||6||0|
|5/10/2014||EOVALDI(R)||@ SAN DIEGO||STULTS(L)||3-9||L||-105||6.5 ev||O||9||8||1||13||12||0|
|5/11/2014||ALVAREZ(R)||@ SAN DIEGO||ERLIN(L)||4-5||L||115||7 un||O||11||10||1||10||10||0|
|5/12/2014||KOEHLER(R)||@ LA DODGERS||HAREN(R)||5-6||L||135||7 ov||O||8||3||0||10||12||0|
|5/13/2014||TURNER(R)||@ LA DODGERS||BECKETT(R)||1-7||L||145||7.5 ov||O||5||7||2||12||5||0|
|5/14/2014||DESCLAFANI(R)||@ LA DODGERS||MAHOLM(L)||13-3||W||140||8 ov||O||17||8||0||10||8||1|
|5/15/2014||EOVALDI(R)||@ SAN FRANCISCO||CAIN(R)|| |
|5/16/2014||ALVAREZ(R)||@ SAN FRANCISCO||HUDSON(R)|| |
|5/17/2014||KOEHLER(R)||@ SAN FRANCISCO||LINCECUM(R)|| |
|5/18/2014||TURNER(R)||@ SAN FRANCISCO||VOGELSONG(R)|| |
|5/22/2014|| ||PHILADELPHIA|| || |
|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)||1-2||L||-115||7 ov||U||5||7||1||5||4||1|
|5/7/2014||LINCECUM(R)||@ PITTSBURGH||COLE(R)||3-4||L||140||7 un||P||7||4||0||12||8||0|
|5/8/2014||VOGELSONG(R)||@ LA DODGERS||BECKETT(R)||3-1||W||130||7 ov||U||6||9||0||5||5||0|
|5/9/2014||BUMGARNER(L)||@ LA DODGERS||MAHOLM(L)||3-1||W||-125||7 un||U||6||6||0||4||3||1|
|5/10/2014||CAIN(R)||@ LA DODGERS||GREINKE(R)||2-6||L||145||6.5 ov||O||8||12||0||9||6||1|
|5/11/2014||HUDSON(R)||@ LA DODGERS||KERSHAW(L)||7-4||W||160||6 ov||O||11||7||0||14||11||0|
|5/20/2014||BUMGARNER(L)||@ COLORADO||MORALES(L)|| |
|5/21/2014||CAIN(R)||@ COLORADO||CHACIN(R)|| |
|5/22/2014|| ||@ 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 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.''
|~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PA SPORTSTICKER NL PREVIEW (MIAMI-SAN FRANCISCO) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ |
*Marlins-Giants Preview* ========================
By JEFF MEZYDLO STATS Senior Writer
Miami (21-20) at San Francisco (26-15), 10:15 p.m. EDT
Though the San Francisco Giants have played well at home during their current run of success, they've struggled there against the Miami Marlins of late.
As Matt Cain tries a seventh time for his first victory, the surging Giants look to reverse their home fortunes against the Marlins on Thursday night.
After totaling five hits in a 5-0 loss to Atlanta a night earlier, San Francisco (26-15) recorded 15 and rolled to 10-4 win Wednesday. Hunter Pence had four hits and three RBIs as the Giants won for the 15th time in 20 games.
"They didn't take an inning off," winning pitcher Madison Bumgarner told the Giants' official website. "That's awesome to see."
San Francisco has won 10 of 13 at AT&T Park, but faces a Miami club that's taken 10 of 11 there. The Giants have totaled 20 runs in those 11 contests, and last season scored eight while going 4 for 32 with runners in scoring position to lose three of four to the Marlins (21-20) at home.
Cain (0-3, 4.25 ERA) has gone 4-1 with a 2.72 ERA in six road starts against Miami, but 1-3 with a 3.35 ERA in seven at San Francisco versus the Marlins.
Off to the worst start of his 10-year career, Cain allowed two runs and walked four in five innings against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Saturday, not getting a decision in a 6-2 road defeat. It was his first outing since missing two turns in the rotation because of a cut on his index finger.
Cain is set to make only his second home start this season. The right-hander allowed a run and four hits while striking out eight over seven innings of a 1-0 loss to visiting Colorado on April 12.
Miami slugger Giancarlo Stanton is batting .294 (5 for 17) with three homers against Cain, and .421 during a 16-game hitting streak.
Stanton had three of the Marlins' 17 hits Wednesday as they snapped a five-game slide with a 13-3 victory over the Dodgers. Anthony DeSclafani allowed two runs in six innings and had two RBIs in his major league debut for Miami.
A major-league worst 4-15 on the road, the Marlins totaled 14 runs in those five straight losses that followed a 3-1, 11-inning victory at San Diego to open this 11-game trip.
Miami's Nathan Eovaldi (2-1, 2.86) has gone 1-0 with a 2.03 ERA in his last five starts, but wasn't at his best his last time out Saturday. He gave up two runs in five innings, allowing seven hits and four walks in a 9-3 loss to the Padres.
"You don't want to throw 112 pitches in five innings," Eovaldi told the Marlins' official website. "Every at-bat was like a struggle."
Though the right-hander is 1-2 with a 12.21 ERA in three starts against the Giants, he allowed two runs in six innings to outpitch Cain in a 7-2 win at San Francisco on June 23.
Pence has batted .410 with eight RBIs in his last 10 home contests. He's 3 for 7 with two doubles and a home run against Eovaldi.
Teammate Pablo Sandoval is 5 for 5 with three doubles against Eovaldi, and expects to play after leaving Wednesday's contest with a sore toe.
"I think he'll be fine," manager Bruce Bochy told the Giants' official website.
|Last Updated: 9/30/2014 8:51:14 AM EST|