|SAN FRANCISCO ( VOGELSONG )|
ARIZONA ( MCCARTHY )
|911||SAN FRANCISCO||-105||Ov 9,+100||+105||Ov 8.5,+100|
|912||ARIZONA||-105||Un 9,-120||-115||Un 8.5,-120|
|vs Right-handed Starters||28-19||+6.6||27-18||4.5||0.258||0.314||3.7||0.230||0.286|
|Past 7 Games||1-6||-6.9||6-1||4.4||0.283||0.347||5.7||0.286||0.332|
|vs Right-handed Starters||27-34||-8||30-28||4.0||0.251||0.292||4.8||0.264||0.318|
|Past 7 Games||3-4||-1.1||4-3||3.9||0.246||0.264||4.7||0.261||0.315|
|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)||4-7||L||-130||7 ev||O||9||7||0||8||3||2|
|6/17/2014||CAIN(R)||@ CHI WHITE SOX||DANKS(L)||2-8||L||-115||8.5 ov||O||7||9||1||10||3||1|
|6/18/2014||HUDSON(R)||@ CHI WHITE SOX||SALE(L)||6-7||L||140||7 un||O||14||11||0||12||5||0|
|6/20/2014||LINCECUM(R)||@ ARIZONA||COLLMENTER(R)||1-4||L||105||8.5 un||U||5||7||0||7||2||0|
|6/21/2014||VOGELSONG(R)||@ ARIZONA||MCCARTHY(R)|| |
|6/22/2014||BUMGARNER(L)||@ ARIZONA||BOLSINGER(R)|| |
|6/23/2014||CAIN(R)||SAN DIEGO||CASHNER(R)|| |
|6/24/2014||HUDSON(R)||SAN DIEGO||HAHN(R)|| |
|6/25/2014||LINCECUM(R)||SAN DIEGO||KENNEDY(R)|| |
|6/28/2014|| ||CINCINNATI|| || |
|6/11/2014||MCCARTHY(R)||@ HOUSTON||KEUCHEL(L)||1-5||L||105||8 un||U||4||3||0||9||5||1|
|6/12/2014||MILEY(L)||@ HOUSTON||FELDMAN(R)||4-5||L||-110||8.5 ov||O||8||6||0||11||10||2|
|6/13/2014||ANDERSON(R)||@ LA DODGERS||KERSHAW(L)||3-4||L||187||6.5 un||O||13||12||0||10||11||0|
|6/14/2014||COLLMENTER(R)||@ LA DODGERS||HAREN(R)||4-6||L||120||7.5 un||O||9||5||0||8||3||0|
|6/15/2014||ARROYO(R)||@ LA DODGERS||BECKETT(R)||6-3||W||135||7.5 un||O||8||4||2||10||9||1|
|6/20/2014||COLLMENTER(R)||SAN FRANCISCO||LINCECUM(R)||4-1||W||-115||8.5 un||U||7||2||0||5||7||0|
|6/21/2014||MCCARTHY(R)||SAN FRANCISCO||VOGELSONG(R)|| |
|6/22/2014||BOLSINGER(R)||SAN FRANCISCO||BUMGARNER(L)|| |
|6/27/2014||COLLMENTER(R)||@ SAN DIEGO||ROSS(R)|| |
|6/28/2014|| ||@ SAN DIEGO|| || |
|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.''
|ARIZONA: PHOENIX (AP) - The season had not even started when the Arizona Diamondbacks took a loss.|
A day before boarding the plane for their season opener in Australia, the Diamondbacks learned scheduled opening-day starter Patrick Corbin had a partially torn ligament in his pitching elbow and might need season-ending surgery.
Arizona went 21-8 in the young left-hander's starts last season, more than a quarter of the victories for a team that went 81-81 for the second year in a row. The Los Angeles Dodgers celebrated their NL West title by splashing around in Arizona's Chase Field swimming pool.
Arizona retooled during the offseason by adding power (Mark Trumbo), a veteran starter (Bronson Arroyo) and a young closer (Addison Reed). Even with the loss of Corbin, the Diamondbacks feel they have the components to contend for at least a wild-card berth.
''They really want it,'' catcher Miguel Montero said. ''They're hungry for something, and that's a good feeling. I think last year we were a little bit more laid back. This year the guys are hungry, and that's a good thing.''
Trumbo noticed a positive attitude right from the start of spring training.
''That's the personality of the guys here and that plays really well for the course of a long season,'' he said. ''You've got to have guys that play the game right way, but play it with a little bit of a chip on their shoulder and bring it every day.''
|~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PA SPORTSTICKER NL PREVIEW (SAN FRANCISCO-ARIZONA) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ |
*Giants-Diamondbacks Preview* =============================
By NICOLINO DIBENEDETTO STATS Writer
San Francisco (43-29) at Arizona (31-45), 10:10 p.m. EDT
The San Francisco Giants may be atop the NL West, but they're facing the potential of losing seven games in a row for the first time in nearly four years.
Perhaps Angel Pagan's expected return can provide a spark.
With their leadoff hitter possibly back in the lineup, the Giants look to begin capitalizing on a three-game set with the last-place Arizona Diamondbacks on Saturday night.
San Francisco (43-30) entered this series with Arizona (32-45), which had lost seven of nine, looking to reverse its sluggish streak. That didn't happen in the opener as the Giants lost for the ninth time in 10 tries with Friday's 4-1 defeat.
Now, they're on the brink of their worst losing streak since a seven-game slide June 26-July 2, 2010.
"It's been that way here through this tough streak," manager Bruce Bochy said. "We are missing the big hit, kind of keep the line moving."
Getting Pagan back could help.
Lower back pain has sidelined the center fielder for four straight games, and the Giants are 43-59 without him over the past two seasons.
"Life was tough without him last year," Bochy told the team's official website. "We're struggling a little bit right now, but that's going to happen."
Pagan is batting a team-high .307 and a whopping .361 with runners in scoring position. He's 4 for 10 with six RBIs in that scenario against the Diamondbacks this year, and the Giants came up empty on five chances Friday.
If Pagan is unable to play, either Gregor Blanco or Juan Perez will continue to replace him. They're a combined 5 for 24 (.208) over the past four games.
Ryan Vogelsong (4-3, 3.94 ERA) takes the mound, and he's 2-0 with a 2.77 ERA over his last four road starts with all of them ending in Giants wins.
The right-hander hasn't been that effective over his past two starts - both at home - allowing nine runs in 11 innings while losing his only decision.
Trying to get untracked in Arizona may not be ideal for Vogelsong, who is 0-2 with an 8.28 ERA in his last six starts against the Diamondbacks. He's been hammered for 10 runs in 9 1-3 innings while going 0-1 over his last two visits to Chase Field.
Aaron Hill is 9 for 19 (.474) with a double and a homer off him, and he ended an 0-for-12 slump with two hits and two RBIs on Friday.
Paul Goldschmidt has hit .387 in eight games versus the Giants this year with six doubles, two homers and seven RBIs. That includes going 9 for 20 at home after getting two hits Friday.
Brandon McCarthy (1-9, 5.18), however, is 0-5 with a 5.06 ERA over nine home starts. The venue hasn't mattered much lately, as the right-hander is 0-4 with a 5.66 ERA in his last eight overall outings.
McCarthy was victimized by a big inning Monday, giving up all three runs he allowed in the second inning before tossing five scoreless while not getting a decision in a 9-3 defeat to Milwaukee.
"Back in a good place. I started attacking more and trying to do everything I could to keep us in it and go as deep as I could," McCarthy said.
He's 1-0 with a 4.35 ERA in three career starts against the Giants, but he gave up five runs in 6 2-3 innings of a 9-8 home loss to them March 31.
|Last Updated: 9/2/2014 11:09:42 PM EST|