|LA DODGERS ( BECKETT )|
SAN DIEGO ( ROSS )
|913||LA DODGERS||-110||Ov 6.5,-120||-115||Ov 6.5,-105|
|914||SAN DIEGO||+100||Un 6.5,+100||+105||Un 6.5,-115|
|vs Right-handed Starters||29-27||-6.9||31-24||4.5||0.266||0.328||4.1||0.260||0.318|
|Past 7 Games||5-2||+2.6||5-1||5.1||0.305||0.377||3.1||0.225||0.262|
|vs Right-handed Starters||23-36||-15.2||23-34||3.0||0.219||0.274||4.1||0.253||0.310|
|Past 7 Games||4-3||+1||1-5||2.9||0.204||0.276||3.0||0.221||0.302|
|6/7/2014||GREINKE(R)||@ COLORADO||CHACIN(R)||4-5||L||-130||9.5 ov||U||10||10||1||16||9||0|
|6/8/2014||KERSHAW(L)||@ COLORADO||DE LA ROSA(L)||6-1||W||-130||9 un||U||6||2||0||3||2||0|
|6/9/2014||HAREN(R)||@ CINCINNATI||CINGRANI(L)||6-2||W||105||7.5 ov||O||10||9||0||7||7||1|
|6/10/2014||BECKETT(R)||@ CINCINNATI||LEAKE(R)||6-1||W||120||7.5 ov||U||12||9||0||9||10||0|
|6/11/2014||RYU(L)||@ CINCINNATI||CUETO(R)||0-5||L||125||7 un||U||5||5||0||8||6||0|
|6/12/2014||GREINKE(R)||@ CINCINNATI||SIMON(R)||1-4||L||-125||7.5 un||U||8||8||0||7||4||0|
|6/18/2014||KERSHAW(L)||COLORADO||DE LA ROSA(L)||8-0||W||-215||6.5 un||O||9||5||1||0||1||1|
|6/20/2014||HAREN(R)||@ SAN DIEGO||KENNEDY(R)||5-6||L||100||7 un||O||9||5||0||9||6||2|
|6/21/2014||BECKETT(R)||@ SAN DIEGO||ROSS(R)|| |
|6/22/2014||RYU(L)||@ SAN DIEGO||STULTS(L)|| |
|6/23/2014||GREINKE(R)||@ KANSAS CITY||GUTHRIE(R)|| |
|6/24/2014||KERSHAW(L)||@ KANSAS CITY||DUFFY(L)|| |
|6/25/2014||HAREN(R)||@ KANSAS CITY||SHIELDS(R)|| |
|6/26/2014||BECKETT(R)||ST LOUIS||WAINWRIGHT(R)|| |
|6/27/2014||RYU(L)||ST LOUIS||WACHA(R)|| |
|6/28/2014|| ||ST LOUIS|| || |
|6/10/2014||KENNEDY(R)||@ PHILADELPHIA||BURNETT(R)||2-5||L||-115||7.5 un||U||5||6||1||9||4||1|
|6/11/2014||ROSS(R)||@ PHILADELPHIA||HAMELS(L)||0-3||L||110||7 un||U||5||6||1||6||7||0|
|6/12/2014||STULTS(L)||@ PHILADELPHIA||KENDRICK(R)||3-7||L||-115||8 un||O||8||5||0||10||6||1|
|6/13/2014||CASHNER(R)||@ NY METS||COLON(R)||2-6||L||-110||6.5 un||O||5||6||0||11||6||0|
|6/14/2014||HAHN(R)||@ NY METS||WHEELER(R)||5-0||W||120||7.5 un||U||9||9||0||2||7||1|
|6/15/2014||KENNEDY(R)||@ NY METS||MATSUZAKA(R)||1-3||L||-120||7 ev||U||4||7||0||8||11||0|
|6/16/2014||ROSS(R)||@ SEATTLE||YOUNG(R)||1-5||L||-125||7 ov||U||5||5||0||7||9||1|
|6/17/2014||STULTS(L)||@ SEATTLE||ELIAS(L)||1-6||L||115||7 un||P||4||3||1||8||7||0|
|6/20/2014||KENNEDY(R)||LA DODGERS||HAREN(R)||6-5||W||-110||7 un||O||9||6||2||9||5||0|
|6/21/2014||ROSS(R)||LA DODGERS||BECKETT(R)|| |
|6/22/2014||STULTS(L)||LA DODGERS||RYU(L)|| |
|6/23/2014||CASHNER(R)||@ SAN FRANCISCO||CAIN(R)|| |
|6/24/2014||HAHN(R)||@ SAN FRANCISCO||HUDSON(R)|| |
|6/25/2014||KENNEDY(R)||@ SAN FRANCISCO||LINCECUM(R)|| |
|6/28/2014|| ||ARIZONA|| || |
|LA DODGERS: LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Dodgers have spent big bucks on their roster, ramping up World Series expectations right along with the payroll. Now they want to produce results.|
They'll get the chance starting Saturday in Australia, where they open the season against NL West rival Arizona.
With a payroll in the range of $225 million-plus, the Dodgers have laid the groundwork to get to their first World Series title since 1988, when they won the title. They came up short last year, losing to St. Louis in six games in the NL championship series.
''The expectations going in this time are realistic. We're a talented club and we're capable,'' said manager Don Mattingly, who signed a three-year extension in January.
The Dodgers want to avoid the poor start they had last season, when key players were injured and the team had to rally to get back into the division race. They eventually won the title by 11 games over the Diamondbacks.
''We need to be more consistent,'' Mattingly said. ''I see it as winning every series and you'll be in pretty good shape. The next thing you know, you're 20 games over .500.''
First baseman Adrian Gonzalez is looking to follow up his strong season last year, while shortstop Hanley Ramirez, who was injured in the NL championship series, will be playing to set himself up for impending free agency.
|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 (LA DODGERS-SAN DIEGO) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ |
*Dodgers-Padres Preview* ========================
By ALAN FERGUSON STATS Writer
Los Angeles (40-35) at San Diego (32-42), 10:10 p.m. EDT
A stirring comeback in their series opener against the Los Angeles Dodgers provided the San Diego Padres with some positivity during a difficult week.
They'll try to keep the positive vibes intact by tying their longest win streak of the season.
Josh Beckett looks to keep the Padres from winning a fourth straight game Saturday night while attempting to regain the form he showed for much of the past month.
Los Angeles (40-35) was on the brink of a season-high fourth consecutive win Friday when it took a two-run lead into the ninth inning in San Diego. The Padres, though, came away with a 6-5 victory on Everth Cabrera's sacrifice fly.
"This has been a tough week for San Diego," said Padres manager Bud Black, referring to the death of Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn on Monday. "When you look at the whole week, it has been more so than just the game. This was a good win for the city."
Carlos Quentin and Will Venable each hit RBI doubles in the ninth, and Seth Smith had a pair of home runs in the club's third straight victory. The Padres (32-42) had lost nine of their prior 11 games against Los Angeles and six of the previous eight home matchups.
San Diego now tries for its first four-game win streak since May 9-13, and first four-game home win streak since Sept. 6-20.
Beckett (4-4, 2.49 ERA) will try to spoil that while bouncing back from a 6-3 loss to Arizona on Sunday. The right-hander gave up four runs in seven innings after posting a 1.38 ERA in his prior four starts, beginning with his first career no-hitter in Philadelphia on May 25.
"Everything that could go wrong did go wrong," Beckett said.
The Dodgers headed to San Diego after Clayton Kershaw's first career no-hitter against Colorado on Wednesday and the team's starting rotation has a 2.51 ERA in the last 12 games.
Beckett is 5-2 with a 2.41 ERA in eight career starts against the Padres, and hasn't faced them since April 9, 2013, when he gave up three runs over five innings.
His counterpart Saturday, Tyson Ross (6-6, 3.27), gave up a career-high seven walks and five runs in 5 2-3 innings in a 5-1 loss in Seattle on Monday. The right-hander is 0-2 with a 5.00 ERA in his three starts this month but pitched seven scoreless innings in a 3-0 loss in Philadelphia on June 11.
"My command wasn't very sharp," Ross said. "I kind of grinded through some innings there and overall just wasn't in the strike zone early and often enough."
Ross had a 1.86 ERA in his first two starts against the Dodgers before giving up four runs over five innings in a 5-1 home loss April 2, his season debut.
Adrian Gonzalez, 7 for 21 in his last six games, is 4 for 9 in his career against Ross.
Quentin, who is batting .106 with 23 runners left on base in his last 17 contests, is 2 for 14 with six strikeouts against Beckett.
|Last Updated: 9/18/2014 2:48:33 PM EST|