|CINCINNATI ( LEAKE )|
SAN FRANCISCO ( VOGELSONG )
|961||CINCINNATI||+100||Ov 7.5,+100||+105||Ov 7.5,+110|
|962||SAN FRANCISCO||-110||Un 7.5,-120||-115||Un 7.5,-130|
|vs Right-handed Starters||32-27||+4.1||26-31||3.9||0.248||0.305||3.7||0.236||0.298|
|Past 7 Games||4-3||+0.2||3-4||5.7||0.238||0.303||4.4||0.230||0.294|
|vs Right-handed Starters||31-21||+6.7||29-21||4.4||0.257||0.311||3.7||0.227||0.283|
|Past 7 Games||3-4||-1.9||3-4||3.3||0.255||0.297||4.1||0.228||0.267|
|6/12/2014||SIMON(R)||LA DODGERS||GREINKE(R)||4-1||W||+115||7.5 un||U||7||4||0||8||8||0|
|6/13/2014||BAILEY(R)||@ MILWAUKEE||GARZA(R)||6-5||W||105||7.5 ev||O||9||7||0||9||7||4|
|6/14/2014||LATOS(R)||@ MILWAUKEE||GALLARDO(R)||2-4||L||110||7.5 ev||U||7||4||0||6||3||0|
|6/15/2014||LEAKE(R)||@ MILWAUKEE||ESTRADA(R)||13-4||W||115||8 un||O||19||8||0||10||8||1|
|6/17/2014||CUETO(R)||@ PITTSBURGH||CUMPTON(R)||6-5||W||-115||7 ov||O||13||8||0||13||13||2|
|6/18/2014||SIMON(R)||@ PITTSBURGH||VOLQUEZ(R)||11-4||W||125||8 ov||O||14||10||0||7||9||1|
|6/19/2014||BAILEY(R)||@ PITTSBURGH||LOCKE(L)||3-4||L||-115||7.5 un||U||8||6||0||12||14||1|
|6/23/2014||SIMON(R)||@ CHICAGO CUBS||SAMARDZIJA(R)||6-1||W||105||8.5 ov||U||8||8||0||5||5||1|
|6/24/2014||BAILEY(R)||@ CHICAGO CUBS||ARRIETA(R)||3-7||L||-115||7.5 un||O||5||3||1||6||3||0|
|6/25/2014||LATOS(R)||@ CHICAGO CUBS||JACKSON(R)||4-1||W||-140||7 un||U||7||6||0||6||5||0|
|6/26/2014||LEAKE(R)||@ SAN FRANCISCO||VOGELSONG(R)|| |
|6/27/2014||CUETO(R)||@ SAN FRANCISCO||BUMGARNER(L)|| |
|6/28/2014||SIMON(R)||@ SAN FRANCISCO||CAIN(R)|| |
|6/29/2014||BAILEY(R)||@ SAN FRANCISCO||HUDSON(R)|| |
|6/30/2014||LATOS(R)||@ SAN DIEGO||HAHN(R)|| |
|7/1/2014||LEAKE(R)||@ SAN DIEGO||KENNEDY(R)|| |
|7/2/2014||CUETO(R)||@ SAN DIEGO||ROSS(R)|| |
|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)||6-4||W||115||8 ov||O||12||10||0||9||8||1|
|6/22/2014||BUMGARNER(L)||@ ARIZONA||BOLSINGER(R)||4-1||W||-130||8 un||U||9||4||1||3||3||1|
|6/23/2014||CAIN(R)||SAN DIEGO||DESPAIGNE(R)||0-6||L||-160||7 un||U||4||3||2||8||2||0|
|6/24/2014||HUDSON(R)||SAN DIEGO||HAHN(R)||2-7||L||-145||6.5 ev||O||5||4||2||12||6||0|
|6/25/2014||LINCECUM(R)||SAN DIEGO||KENNEDY(R)||4-0||W||+100||7 un||U||11||10||0||0||1||0|
|7/1/2014||LINCECUM(R)||ST LOUIS||GONZALES(L)|| |
|7/2/2014||VOGELSONG(R)||ST LOUIS||WAINWRIGHT(R)|| |
|7/3/2014|| ||ST LOUIS|| || |
|CINCINNATI: CINCINNATI (AP) - Bryan Price's father worked for a savings and loan that had San Francisco Giants season tickets and would make some of them available to employees.|
Any team was good to see. Two were best.
''So you go in there and battle for tickets to certain games,'' Price said. ''And I would circle the Reds and the Dodgers.''
He loved how the franchises were stocked with stars. He knew it would be fun watching them play his hometown Giants. He even dreamed of some playing or working for one of those teams.
That's why the last six weeks of spring training left him with a too-good-to-be-true feeling at times. He's managing the Reds, one of those teams he loved to see.
''It's almost a constant, surreal experience for me at this point,'' he said in February.
The surreal part gave way to reality pretty fast.
Starter Mat Latos had knee surgery the day spring training opened. Closer Aroldis Chapman got hit in the head by a line drive and is out for at least a month after having a plate put into his forehead. Starter Homer Bailey strained his groin. Relievers Jonathan Broxton and Sean Marshall aren't ready to start the season.
|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 (CINCINNATI-SAN FRANCISCO) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ |
*Reds-Giants Preview* =====================
By JOHN KOSIK STATS Editor
Cincinnati (38-38) at San Francisco (45-32), 10:15 p.m. EDT
The San Francisco Giants have let a comfortable NL West lead vanish and the starting rotation definitely shares some of the blame.
Perhaps it can find some inspiration in Tim Lincecum's latest performance.
First up is Ryan Vogelsong, who will try to win back-to-back starts for the first time in over a month when he takes the hill in the opener of a four-game set against the Cincinnati Reds at AT&T Park on Thursday night.
The Giants were a major league-best 42-21 on June 8 and led the Los Angeles Dodgers by 9 1/2 games. What followed, though, was a 3-11 stretch that included a six-game losing streak, a 5.63 starting ERA and a total of 75 runs allowed.
Manager Bruce Bochy told MLB's official website that he and pitching coach Dave Righetti met with the starters Tuesday to address the recent issues that contributed to San Francisco (46-32) now holding just a three-game edge over the Dodgers.
"You're always working to try to get them out of a funk (and build) their confidence," Bochy said of his rotation. "That's ongoing."
Whatever was said seemed to work for Lincecum, who wasn't overly dominant yet still recorded his second career no-hitter and second against San Diego in a 4-0 victory.
"It was not a stuff day. It was more of a location day," said Lincecum, who struck out six and walked one in the majors' third no-hitter of 2014.
Lincecum joined Hall of Famer Addie Joss as the only pitchers to no-hit the same team twice - the two-time NL Cy Young Award winner also shut down the Padres last July 13 - but his outing came against the weakest hitting team in the big leagues.
Slowing the Reds (39-38), who have 15 homers and 87 runs scored during a 10-4 stretch, may be a tougher task for Vogelsong (5-3, 4.13 ERA). The right-hander is 1-1 with a 7.31 ERA in his last three starts and hasn't gone more than five innings in his previous two.
Vogelsong did enough to get a win in his last outing, allowing four runs and five hits over five innings in a 6-4 victory over Arizona on Saturday.
He had one of his better starts at Cincinnati on June 4, striking out a career-high nine and allowing two runs over 6 1-3 innings of a 3-2 victory. In five starts against the Reds since 2011, he is 1-0 with a 3.73 ERA.
That recent outing preceded Reds first baseman Joey Votto's return from the disabled list, and though the slugger hasn't homered and is batting .286 since coming back, the Reds are no doubt much more imposing with both Votto and Jay Bruce in the lineup.
Bruce hit a pair of run-scoring doubles Wednesday and Mat Latos pitched seven sharp innings for his first win in a 4-1 victory over the Chicago Cubs. Catcher Devin Mesoraco's five-game homer streak ended, however, while second baseman Brandon Phillips missed his third straight game with a bruised right heel.
"It's a tough lineup," Cubs starter Edwin Jackson said of the Reds. "They're going to make you work."
A big beneficiary of the Reds' suddenly potent offense has been right-hander Mike Leake (5-6, 3.59), who will start the opener against the Giants after winning his last two starts while receiving 16 runs of support.
Leake didn't need the backing he got Saturday, working eight innings and giving up one run on four hits in an 11-1 win over Toronto. He won four straight starts against the Giants from 2011-2013 before giving up five runs in five innings of a 6-1 loss June 5.
|Last Updated: 9/23/2014 9:26:38 PM EST|