|PHILADELPHIA ( HAMELS )|
ATLANTA ( TEHERAN )
|951||PHILADELPHIA||+125||Ov 7,+110||+125||Ov 6.5,-105|
|952||ATLANTA||-135||Un 7,-130||-135||Un 6.5,-115|
|vs Right-handed Starters||22-28||-6.1||29-18||4.2||0.245||0.306||4.9||0.260||0.329|
|Past 7 Games||4-3||+0.8||2-5||3.4||0.222||0.277||2.6||0.203||0.227|
|vs Left-handed Starters||8-6||+1.1||6-7||4.4||0.258||0.310||3.8||0.257||0.314|
|Past 7 Games||4-3||+0.5||4-2||5.4||0.268||0.329||6.6||0.299||0.360|
|6/2/2014||HERNANDEZ(R)||NY METS||COLON(R)||2-11||L||+100||8 ov||O||7||6||1||10||6||0|
|6/3/2014||BUCHANAN(R)||@ WASHINGTON||ZIMMERMANN(R)||0-7||L||182||8 un||U||6||8||2||10||7||0|
|6/4/2014||BURNETT(R)||@ WASHINGTON||STRASBURG(R)||4-8||L||175||7 un||O||9||7||0||11||6||2|
|6/5/2014||KENDRICK(R)||@ WASHINGTON||FISTER(R)||2-4||L||185||7.5 un||U||4||3||0||8||8||0|
|6/6/2014||HAMELS(L)||@ CINCINNATI||CUETO(R)||8-0||W||120||6.5 un||O||11||8||1||5||7||1|
|6/7/2014||HERNANDEZ(R)||@ CINCINNATI||SIMON(R)||5-6||L||130||7.5 ov||O||11||5||0||6||5||0|
|6/8/2014||BUCHANAN(R)||@ CINCINNATI||BAILEY(R)||1-4||L||155||8 un||U||6||8||0||6||2||0|
|6/10/2014||BURNETT(R)||SAN DIEGO||KENNEDY(R)||5-2||W||+105||7.5 un||U||9||4||1||5||6||1|
|6/11/2014||HAMELS(L)||SAN DIEGO||ROSS(R)||3-0||W||-120||7 un||U||6||7||0||5||6||1|
|6/12/2014||KENDRICK(R)||SAN DIEGO||STULTS(L)||7-3||W||+105||8 un||O||10||6||1||8||5||0|
|6/13/2014||HERNANDEZ(R)||CHICAGO CUBS||ARRIETA(R)||1-2||L||-105||8.5 un||U||5||6||0||4||3||0|
|6/14/2014||BUCHANAN(R)||CHICAGO CUBS||JACKSON(R)||7-4||W||-115||8.5 un||O||10||6||0||9||5||1|
|6/15/2014||BURNETT(R)||CHICAGO CUBS||WOOD(L)||0-3||L||-125||7.5 un||U||3||6||0||8||5||0|
|6/16/2014||HAMELS(L)||@ ATLANTA||TEHERAN(R)|| |
|6/17/2014||KENDRICK(R)||@ ATLANTA||SANTANA(R)|| |
|6/18/2014||HERNANDEZ(R)||@ ATLANTA||HARANG(R)|| |
|6/19/2014||BUCHANAN(R)||@ ST LOUIS||MILLER(R)|| |
|6/20/2014||BURNETT(R)||@ ST LOUIS||GARCIA(L)|| |
|6/21/2014||HAMELS(L)||@ ST LOUIS||WAINWRIGHT(R)|| |
|6/22/2014||KENDRICK(R)||@ ST LOUIS||WACHA(R)|| |
|6/23/2014|| ||MIAMI|| || |
|6/6/2014||TEHERAN(R)||@ ARIZONA||MCCARTHY(R)||5-2||W||-110||8 un||U||13||9||0||5||5||0|
|6/7/2014||SANTANA(R)||@ ARIZONA||MILEY(L)||3-4||L||-115||8 ev||U||8||6||2||12||12||1|
|6/8/2014||HARANG(R)||@ ARIZONA||ANDERSON(R)||5-6||L||-105||8.5 un||O||9||7||1||8||7||0|
|6/9/2014||FLOYD(R)||@ COLORADO||BERGMAN(R)||3-1||W||-125||10 un||U||7||9||1||4||7||1|
|6/10/2014||MINOR(L)||@ COLORADO||NICASIO(R)||13-10||W||-120||10 ov||O||16||6||0||13||9||1|
|6/11/2014||TEHERAN(R)||@ COLORADO||MATZEK(L)||2-8||L||-135||10 ov||P||7||5||0||13||5||0|
|6/12/2014||SANTANA(R)||@ COLORADO||CHACIN(R)||3-10||L||-110||9.5 ev||O||4||5||1||12||5||0|
|6/13/2014||HARANG(R)||LA ANGELS||WILSON(L)||4-3||W||+100||7.5 un||U||8||7||1||6||6||0|
|6/14/2014||FLOYD(R)||LA ANGELS||RICHARDS(R)||6-11||L||+105||7.5 un||O||15||14||1||16||8||1|
|6/15/2014||MINOR(L)||LA ANGELS||SANTIAGO(L)||7-3||W||-115||7.5 ov||O||12||7||1||12||11||1|
|6/19/2014||FLOYD(R)||@ WASHINGTON||ZIMMERMANN(R)|| |
|6/20/2014||MINOR(L)||@ WASHINGTON||STRASBURG(R)|| |
|6/21/2014||TEHERAN(R)||@ WASHINGTON||FISTER(R)|| |
|6/22/2014||SANTANA(R)||@ WASHINGTON||ROARK(R)|| |
|PHILADELPHIA: PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Ryan Howard and his teammates have heard critics say the window has closed for the Philadelphia Phillies.|
They just don't believe it.
After a dominant run that included five straight NL East titles, two pennants and the 2008 World Series championship, the Phillies have missed the postseason two consecutive years. They have an aging core of players who've been declining.
Howard, Chase Utley, Jimmy Rollins and Carlos Ruiz are the remaining regulars from the group that led Philadelphia to its best era of baseball from 2007-11 under former manager Charlie Manuel.
They're determined to make another run.
''We've had a bad couple years and had injuries and all that stuff, but I don't think it's over,'' Howard said. ''People are entitled to their opinions and that's fine, but it's up to us to go out there and show them otherwise and go out and play our game and do what we do.''
General manager Ruben Amaro Jr. refused to start the rebuilding process after the Phillies' first losing season since 2002. Instead, he re-signed Utley and Ruiz and added veteran outfielder Marlon Byrd and right-hander A.J. Burnett in free agency.
If the older players live up to their hefty contracts and younger guys like 2013 All-Star Domonic Brown, Cody Asche and Ben Revere continue to develop, the Phillies should be in contention.
''I think we're positive. We're expecting to win and plan on doing everything we can to ensure that,'' ace lefty Cliff Lee said.
|ATLANTA: ATLANTA (AP) - For the Atlanta Braves, spring training turned into a matter of survival.|
No wonder they're so eager to get the season going.
The defending NL East champions lost a big chunk of their starting rotation down in Florida: projected opening day starter Kris Medlen and fellow right-hander Brandon Beachy both underwent Tommy John surgery for the second time and are out for the season. Another starter, Mike Minor, will also begin the year on the disabled list as he recovers from a sore shoulder.
But the Braves are nothing if not resourceful. They quickly signed Ervin Santana to a $14.1 million, one-year contract and have every intention of getting back to the playoffs for the fourth time in the last five years.
''We still have a great team,'' closer Craig Kimbrel said. ''It's tough losing two top pitchers. But getting Santana was really big. I want to be closing out division titles and championships and World Series. I think we've still got the group to do it.''
The Braves will have a different look behind the plate after longtime catcher Brian McCann signed with the New York Yankees. But another title in a lackluster division is certainly a possibility, especially if second baseman Dan Uggla and center fielder B.J. Upton bounce back from dismal seasons in which both hit under .200. They showed signs of turning things around in spring training.
''Time will tell,'' general manager Frank Wren said, ''but we really like what we've seen so far.''
|~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PA SPORTSTICKER NL PREVIEW (PHILADELPHIA-ATLANTA) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ |
*Phillies-Braves Preview* =========================
By JORDAN GARRETSON STATS Writer
Philadelphia (29-38) at Atlanta (36-32), 7:10 p.m. EDT
With Cole Hamels and Julio Teheran on the mound, Monday night's series opener between the Philadelphia Phillies and Atlanta Braves figures to be a pitchers' duel.
But Evan Gattis could disrupt those plans, given his torrid stretch recently and his success against Hamels last year.
Hamels (2-3, 3.07 ERA) owns a 1.78 ERA in seven starts since May 11, which is tied for the seventh-lowest in baseball in that span. Meanwhile, Teheran (6-4, 2.41) ranks fourth in the NL in ERA on the season despite a rough performance his last time out.
Hamels has permitted just one earned run in his last three outings spanning 22 2-3 innings while striking out 26. He fanned a season-high 11 while yielding five hits over eight innings in Philadelphia's 3-0 victory over San Diego on Wednesday, though he wasn't credited with the win as the Phillies' offense was shut out until a walkoff homer.
Along with San Diego's Andrew Cashner and the Cubs' Jeff Samardzija, the left-hander is one of three pitchers with an ERA of 3.07 or lower over at least 10 starts with fewer than three victories. The lack of winning decisions isn't necessarily bothering Hamels, though.
"I'd like to win them all, and I'd like for my teammates and fellow starters to win all their starts, too," he told the team's official website. "I just want them to know they can count on me to go out there and give them something to play behind."
Hamels is 14-8 with a 3.54 ERA in 31 games - 30 starts - against Atlanta and was 2-1 in three matchups last season. The 31 appearances are his most versus one club.
The host Braves (36-32) are hoping Teheran's last start was merely an outlier in an otherwise All Star-caliber season. He was baseball's ERA leader before allowing a career-worst seven runs and 10 hits over 6 1-3 innings in an 8-2 loss at Colorado on Wednesday.
Teheran had posted a 1.23 ERA while winning each of his four previous outings.
"It wasn't my day from the first inning," Teheran said. "I was trying to compete the whole game. I know it was a tough day for me."
The Phillies could be the perfect opponent to help Teheran get back on track after he pitched a three-hitter against them for first career shutout in a 1-0 victory on April 16. Cliff Lee struck out 13 but allowed 11 hits in a complete-game loss for the Phillies.
Philadelphia (29-38) was also weak offensively in Sunday's 3-0 loss to the Cubs, managing just three singles.
Meanwhile, the Braves cranked out 12 hits in a 7-3 win over the Angels with Gattis going 2 for 4 to help them retake first place. Gattis is batting .417 with seven homers and 18 RBIs during a major league-leading 15-game hitting streak. He's also 14 for 29 over his last seven matchups with Philadelphia with six home runs and 11 RBIs and homered twice against Hamels in a 3-2 loss to the Phillies on Sept. 8.
Jimmy Rollins is 5 for 13 with a home run against Teheran while Chase Utley is 4 for 10.
The Braves took two of three in Philadelphia from April 14-17 and have won eight of the last 11 meetings in Atlanta.
|Last Updated: 9/1/2014 8:25:44 AM EST|