|WASHINGTON ( TREINEN )|
SAN FRANCISCO ( HUDSON )
|957||WASHINGTON||+130||Ov 7,-125||+125||Ov 7,+100|
|958||SAN FRANCISCO||-140||Un 7,+105||-135||Un 7,-120|
|vs Right-handed Starters||25-23||-3.2||22-22||4.1||0.237||0.304||3.4||0.235||0.287|
|Past 7 Games||6-1||+5.2||3-4||5.1||0.252||0.325||1.6||0.193||0.203|
|vs Right-handed Starters||27-16||+10||24-17||4.5||0.255||0.310||3.6||0.226||0.282|
|Past 7 Games||4-3||+0.6||4-2||3.7||0.279||0.316||4.0||0.227||0.289|
|6/6/2014||ROARK(R)||@ SAN DIEGO||ROSS(R)||6-0||W||110||6.5 ov||U||6||5||2||3||5||1|
|6/7/2014||TREINEN(R)||@ SAN DIEGO||CASHNER(R)||3-4||L||120||6.5 un||O||7||5||0||10||6||0|
|6/8/2014||ZIMMERMANN(R)||@ SAN DIEGO||STULTS(L)||6-0||W||-120||7 ov||U||13||9||0||2||2||0|
|6/9/2014||STRASBURG(R)||@ SAN FRANCISCO||VOGELSONG(R)||9-2||W||-125||6.5 ov||O||12||7||0||8||5||1|
|6/10/2014||FISTER(R)||@ SAN FRANCISCO||BUMGARNER(L)||2-1||W||115||6.5 un||U||9||6||0||10||9||0|
|6/11/2014||ROARK(R)||@ SAN FRANCISCO||CAIN(R)||6-2||W||100||7 un||O||6||8||0||8||5||0|
|6/12/2014||TREINEN(R)||@ SAN FRANCISCO||HUDSON(R)|| |
|6/13/2014||ZIMMERMANN(R)||@ ST LOUIS||LYNN(R)|| |
|6/14/2014||STRASBURG(R)||@ ST LOUIS||MILLER(R)|| |
|6/15/2014||FISTER(R)||@ ST LOUIS||GARCIA(L)|| |
|6/19/2014|| ||ATLANTA|| || |
|5/29/2014||VOGELSONG(R)||@ ST LOUIS||GARCIA(L)||6-5||W||140||7.5 un||O||8||3||1||9||6||1|
|5/30/2014||BUMGARNER(L)||@ ST LOUIS||WAINWRIGHT(R)||9-4||W||140||6.5 un||O||12||6||1||5||4||0|
|5/31/2014||PETIT(R)||@ ST LOUIS||WACHA(R)||0-2||L||175||7.5 un||U||3||4||0||4||5||0|
|6/1/2014||HUDSON(R)||@ ST LOUIS||LYNN(R)||8-0||W||100||7.5 un||O||14||12||0||4||7||1|
|6/3/2014||LINCECUM(R)||@ CINCINNATI||BAILEY(R)||3-8||L||120||7.5 un||O||5||4||4||8||5||0|
|6/4/2014||VOGELSONG(R)||@ CINCINNATI||CINGRANI(L)||3-2||W||105||8 un||U||7||7||3||7||6||0|
|6/5/2014||BUMGARNER(L)||@ CINCINNATI||LEAKE(R)||6-1||W||-120||7 un||P||11||8||0||3||2||0|
|6/6/2014||CAIN(R)||NY METS||NIESE(L)||4-2||W||-155||7 un||U||8||6||0||4||0||0|
|6/7/2014||HUDSON(R)||NY METS||COLON(R)||5-4||W||-155||6.5 ov||O||11||11||1||10||12||2|
|6/8/2014||LINCECUM(R)||NY METS||WHEELER(R)||6-4||W||-120||7.5 un||O||11||6||0||9||5||1|
|6/13/2014||LINCECUM(R)||COLORADO||DE LA ROSA(L)|| |
|6/17/2014||CAIN(R)||@ CHI WHITE SOX||DANKS(L)|| |
|6/18/2014||HUDSON(R)||@ CHI WHITE SOX||SALE(L)|| |
|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.''
|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 (WASHINGTON-SAN FRANCISCO) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ |
*Nationals-Giants Preview* ==========================
By NOEY KUPCHAN STATS Writer
Washington (35-29) at San Francisco (42-24), 3:45 p.m. EDT
It's been a fun two weeks for the red-hot Washington Nationals, who have seen their success carry to the Bay Area.
The San Francisco Giants surely can't wait for them to leave town.
Washington goes for a season-best fifth consecutive win and four-game sweep over the Giants on Thursday.
The Nationals (35-29) have won four straight and 10 of 12 to move into first place in the NL East. Jayson Werth went 2 for 4 with a homer and three RBIs in Wednesday's 6-2 victory, Washington's sixth in seven road games.
"We're playing great as a team right row," winning pitcher Tanner Roark said after throwing six-plus innings. "Just keep it going. It's exciting."
The Nationals haven't swept the Giants in San Francisco since May 12-14, 2003. Their last four-game sweep in the series came later that year from Aug 15-18.
The Giants (42-24) are on the verge of their longest losing streak of the season after scoring a combined five runs against Washington. San Francisco, which had won 14 of its previous 17, has gone 2 for 15 with runners in scoring position over the last two games. Hunter Pence is 2 for 13 over a four-game stretch, and leadoff hitter Angel Pagan is 1 for his last 10.
"We're going through a rough spot," Giants manager Bruce Bochy said. "What's important is how we deal with it."
San Francisco will try to bounce back behind Tim Hudson (6-2, 1.97 ERA), who is the first pitcher in Giants history to post an ERA below 2.00 through his first 12 starts with the team. The veteran right-hander threw 14 scoreless innings in winning back-to-back outings before allowing three runs over five innings in Saturday's 5-4 walkoff victory over the New York Mets.
The Giants have won each of his six home starts.
"I'm as proud of this game as I have been of any of them," said Hudson, who allowed season highs of nine hits and three walks.
Hudson went 2-0 with a 0.84 ERA in three meetings against Washington with Atlanta last year. He is 16-5 with a 2.45 ERA lifetime against the Nationals franchise, his second-most wins against any team.
Hudson has made things difficult on Adam LaRoche (6 for 29), Danny Espinosa (5 for 27 with 10 strikeouts) and Denard Span (2 for 13). Werth has hit him hard, though, going 15 for 39 with three homers and four doubles.
Nationals rookie Blake Treinen (0-2, 1.78) is set to take the mound for his fourth big league start. The right-hander allowed two runs over six innings and left in line for the win Saturday at San Diego before the bullpen blew the lead in a 4-3, 11-inning defeat.
"I felt good physically," said Treinen, who was removed after throwing just 63 pitches. "The situation has been told to me that when I get some more starts under my belt, I'll be able to go longer."
The Nationals placed catcher Wilson Ramos on the 15-day disabled list Wednesday with a right hamstring injury. Ramos was hitting .346 over a 13-game stretch.
Giants third baseman Pablo Sandoval was scratched due to an illness Wednesday before delivering a pinch-hit RBI single. Sandoval, a career .319 hitter against the Nationals, could be back in Thursday's lineup.
|Last Updated: 8/28/2014 12:22:35 AM EST|