|SAN FRANCISCO ( LINCECUM )|
SAN DIEGO ( HAHN )
|961||SAN FRANCISCO||+110||Ov 6.5,+100||+110||Ov 6.5,-105|
|962||SAN DIEGO||-120||Un 6.5,-120||-120||Un 6.5,-115|
|vs Right-handed Starters||32-27||+0.7||33-24||4.1||0.247||0.301||3.8||0.234||0.287|
|Past 7 Games||2-5||-3.9||3-4||2.1||0.192||0.264||3.6||0.254||0.306|
|vs Right-handed Starters||30-41||-12.8||26-43||3.0||0.219||0.274||3.7||0.245||0.302|
|Past 7 Games||5-2||+2.9||2-5||2.9||0.224||0.297||1.6||0.183||0.251|
|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)||5-0||W||-110||7 un||U||8||6||0||5||8||0|
|7/2/2014||VOGELSONG(R)||ST LOUIS||WAINWRIGHT(R)||0-2||L||+135||6.5 un||U||5||5||0||8||5||0|
|7/3/2014||BUMGARNER(L)||ST LOUIS||MARTINEZ(R)||2-7||L||-155||6.5 un||O||7||7||2||14||10||1|
|7/4/2014||CAIN(R)||@ SAN DIEGO||STULTS(L)||0-2||L||-110||7 un||U||4||5||0||8||6||0|
|7/5/2014||HUDSON(R)||@ SAN DIEGO||DESPAIGNE(R)||5-3||W||-135||6.5 ov||O||7||7||0||6||5||1|
|7/6/2014||LINCECUM(R)||@ SAN DIEGO||HAHN(R)|| |
|7/7/2014||VOGELSONG(R)||@ OAKLAND||CHAVEZ(R)|| |
|7/8/2014||BUMGARNER(L)||@ OAKLAND||GRAY(R)|| |
|7/13/2014|| ||ARIZONA|| || |
|6/22/2014||STULTS(L)||LA DODGERS||RYU(L)||1-2||L||+145||7 un||U||4||5||1||6||6||0|
|6/23/2014||DESPAIGNE(R)||@ SAN FRANCISCO||CAIN(R)||6-0||W||150||7 un||U||8||2||0||4||3||2|
|6/24/2014||HAHN(R)||@ SAN FRANCISCO||HUDSON(R)||7-2||W||135||6.5 ev||O||12||6||0||5||4||2|
|6/25/2014||KENNEDY(R)||@ SAN FRANCISCO||LINCECUM(R)||0-4||L||-110||7 un||U||0||1||0||11||10||0|
|7/4/2014||STULTS(L)||SAN FRANCISCO||CAIN(R)||2-0||W||+100||7 un||U||8||6||0||4||5||0|
|7/5/2014||DESPAIGNE(R)||SAN FRANCISCO||HUDSON(R)||3-5||L||+125||6.5 ov||O||6||5||1||7||7||0|
|7/6/2014||HAHN(R)||SAN FRANCISCO||LINCECUM(R)|| |
|7/7/2014||KENNEDY(R)||@ COLORADO||MATZEK(L)|| |
|7/8/2014||ROSS(R)||@ COLORADO||MORALES(L)|| |
|7/9/2014||STULTS(L)||@ COLORADO||JURRJENS(R)|| |
|7/10/2014||DESPAIGNE(R)||@ LA DODGERS||KERSHAW(L)|| |
|7/11/2014||HAHN(R)||@ LA DODGERS||HAREN(R)|| |
|7/12/2014||KENNEDY(R)||@ LA DODGERS||BECKETT(R)|| |
|7/13/2014|| ||@ LA DODGERS|| || |
|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.''
|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 (SAN FRANCISCO-SAN DIEGO) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ |
*Giants-Padres Preview* =======================
By KEVIN CHROUST STATS Writer
San Francisco (48-39) at San Diego (39-48), 4:10 p.m. EDT
Tim Lincecum has faced the San Diego Padres four times in just under a year, and his performances have been split down the middle.
Two ordinary wins. Two no-hitters.
Just 11 days after pitching his second no-no against the Padres, the two-time NL Cy Young Award winner will try to baffle the Padres again and lead the San Francisco Giants to just their second series win in nearly a month.
By no-hitting San Diego for the second time in under a year on June 25, Lincecum (7-5, 4.06 ERA) has won his last four starts against the Padres - two with a 6.17 ERA and two that were as dominant as he's ever been a part of. He's one of two pitchers in major league history to no-hit the same team twice along with Cleveland's Addie Joss, who accomplished the feat against the Chicago White Sox 104 years ago.
Lincecum, who is 15-6 with a 2.35 ERA in 28 starts against San Diego, followed up the latest dominant effort with another gem, surrendering four hits over eight scoreless innings in Tuesday's 5-0 win over St. Louis. He threw 73 strikes out of 113 pitches in both.
"We threw what we wanted to and things worked out for the best," Lincecum told MLB's official website. "Things were working. Nothing was crazy nasty or anything like that - 93, 94 (mph) - but I was trying to put them in good spots and keep them off balance."
Predictably, no one in the San Diego lineup has been particularly successful against Lincecum, but Chase Headley has homered four times in 49 at-bats while Seth Smith has connected on three in 40.
It could take another dazzling outing to top Jesse Hahn, who after taking his lumps in his big league debut on June 3 has strung together victories in four straight starts. Hahn (4-1, 1.95) has a 0.75 ERA and .157 opponent average with 31 strikeouts in 24 innings over the run. In Monday's 1-0 victory over Cincinnati, the rookie yielded three hits with a personal-best nine strikeouts in five scoreless innings.
"We're watching this kid develop and liking what we're seeing," manager Bud Black said. "We've been impressed by his work so far."
Hahn's previous start came on June 24 in San Francisco, where he won after allowing two runs and four hits with eight strikeouts in six innings.
The Giants (48-39), whose 5-3 win Saturday was their first victory without Lincecum on the mound in their last 12 games, have dropped 18 of 24. Their only series win in that time came with two victories in a three-game set in Arizona from June 20-22.
"We have been in a tough rut here," manager Bruce Bochy said.
Brandon Belt went 1 for 4 with a home run in his second game back from a nearly two-month absence due to a broken thumb. Michael Morse hit his team-leading 14th homer in the ninth to send the game to extras and break a 24-game stretch without leaving the yard.
Hunter Pence has his third 10-game hitting streak of the season, but it includes just a .286 average.
San Francisco lost third baseman Pablo Sandoval in the first inning with a left elbow bruise after he was hit while swinging at a pitch. He is said to be day to day.
For the Padres (39-48), the loss ended a season-best five-game winning streak and was the first time in 13 games they had allowed more than four runs.
Closer Huston Street was partly responsible for that run ending, and along with it went his string of 23 converted save opportunities to start the season.
|Last Updated: 9/2/2014 6:17:21 AM EST|