|SAN FRANCISCO ( BUMGARNER )|
MIAMI ( EOVALDI )
|955||SAN FRANCISCO||-125||Ov 7.5,+105||-130||Ov 7.5,+105|
|956||MIAMI||+115||Un 7.5,-125||+120||Un 7.5,-125|
|vs Right-handed Starters||35-29||+2||35-26||4.0||0.247||0.301||3.7||0.233||0.287|
|Past 7 Games||3-4||-1||2-3||2.9||0.224||0.283||3.6||0.255||0.295|
|vs Left-handed Starters||14-8||+7.4||13-6||5.4||0.275||0.339||3.9||0.254||0.304|
|Past 7 Games||2-5||-2.9||5-2||2.9||0.237||0.305||5.6||0.295||0.346|
|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)||5-3||W||125||6.5 ev||O||8||4||0||4||5||0|
|7/7/2014||VOGELSONG(R)||@ OAKLAND||CHAVEZ(R)||0-5||L||155||7.5 un||U||5||7||2||9||9||0|
|7/8/2014||BUMGARNER(L)||@ OAKLAND||GRAY(R)||1-6||L||145||6.5 un||O||8||9||1||11||6||0|
|7/18/2014||BUMGARNER(L)||@ MIAMI||EOVALDI(R)|| |
|7/19/2014||HUDSON(R)||@ MIAMI||ALVAREZ(R)|| |
|7/20/2014||LINCECUM(R)||@ MIAMI|| || |
|7/21/2014||VOGELSONG(R)||@ PHILADELPHIA||LEE(L)|| |
|7/22/2014||CAIN(R)||@ PHILADELPHIA||HERNANDEZ(R)|| |
|7/23/2014||BUMGARNER(L)||@ PHILADELPHIA||BURNETT(R)|| |
|7/24/2014|| ||@ PHILADELPHIA|| || |
|7/25/2014|| ||LA DODGERS|| || |
|7/4/2014||EOVALDI(R)||@ ST LOUIS||LYNN(R)||2-3||L||130||7.5 un||U||10||11||0||7||4||0|
|7/5/2014||HEANEY(L)||@ ST LOUIS||MILLER(R)||6-5||W||140||7.5 un||O||14||9||0||10||9||0|
|7/6/2014||ALVAREZ(R)||@ ST LOUIS||GONZALES(L)||8-4||W||105||8 ov||O||16||14||0||10||8||0|
|7/7/2014||KOEHLER(R)||@ ARIZONA||ANDERSON(R)||1-9||L||105||9 un||O||10||10||0||11||6||0|
|7/8/2014||HAND(L)||@ ARIZONA||NUNO(L)||2-1||W||105||8.5 ev||U||5||4||3||9||11||0|
|7/9/2014||EOVALDI(R)||@ ARIZONA||COLLMENTER(R)||3-4||L||100||7.5 ov||U||9||6||1||9||8||0|
|7/11/2014||ALVAREZ(R)||@ NY METS||WHEELER(R)||1-7||L||105||7 un||O||6||6||0||12||4||0|
|7/12/2014||KOEHLER(R)||@ NY METS||MATSUZAKA(R)||4-5||L||105||7.5 ov||O||5||7||1||6||5||1|
|7/13/2014||HAND(L)||@ NY METS||DEGROM(R)||1-9||L||140||7.5 ov||O||5||4||1||14||12||0|
|7/18/2014||EOVALDI(R)||SAN FRANCISCO||BUMGARNER(L)|| |
|7/19/2014||ALVAREZ(R)||SAN FRANCISCO||HUDSON(R)|| |
|7/20/2014|| ||SAN FRANCISCO||LINCECUM(R)|| |
|7/21/2014|| ||@ ATLANTA|| || |
|7/22/2014|| ||@ ATLANTA|| || |
|7/23/2014|| ||@ ATLANTA||SANTANA(R)|| |
|7/24/2014|| ||@ ATLANTA|| || |
|7/25/2014|| ||@ HOUSTON|| || |
|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.''
|MIAMI: MIAMI (AP) - The owner of the World Series champion Boston Red Sox is apparently unimpressed by the Miami Marlins' attempts to improve their feeble offense.|
''They should apologize for their regular season lineup,'' John Henry tweeted during spring training.
In 2013 the Marlins were truly sorry. They finished last in the majors in batting average, slugging percentage, on-base percentage, runs and home runs, and scored even less than their woeful 1993 expansion team. They also lost 100 games, two more than in their first season.
Henry was being catty after the Red Sox drew criticism for the minor league lineup they fielded for a spring game against Miami. But he might be right - it's unclear whether an offseason shakeup of the lineup will mean more runs for the Marlins than last year.
''We were anemic offensively,'' new general manager Dan Jennings said. ''Just bad. It's unacceptable.''
|~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PA SPORTSTICKER NL PREVIEW (SAN FRANCISCO-MIAMI) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ |
*Giants-Marlins Preview* ========================
By JORDAN GARRETSON STATS Writer
San Francisco (52-43) at Miami (44-50), 7:10 p.m. EDT
After staking themselves to a sizable divisional lead, the San Francisco Giants open the season's second half in second place.
The Miami Marlins come out of the All-Star break trying to salvage a season that started in promising fashion.
The Giants hope Friday night's road matchup with the Marlins and Nathan Eovaldi - who they've dominated in the past - helps them get back on track.
San Francisco (52-43) enjoyed a 9 1/2-game lead over the Dodgers on June 8, but has gone an NL-worst 10-22 since. The Giants are a game behind Los Angeles, which went 21-12 in the same stretch.
"The challenge for us is to look at the overall record," catcher Buster Posey said. "We're still in a good spot. We have to go forward."
Posey is hitting a career-low .275 and came into the break particularly cold, going 6 for 39 over his final 10 contests. He's also batted .140 in his last 13 games against Miami and is 1 for 5 off of Eovaldi.
However, Eovaldi (5-4, 3.61 ERA) has posted a 12.27 ERA in four career starts against the Giants. Hunter Pence is 5 for 10 off the right-hander while Pablo Sandoval is 6 for 8.
Eovaldi ended his first half in strong fashion, limiting Arizona to a run and four hits over seven innings of a 4-3 loss July 9. He didn't get the decision.
The Marlins (44-50) occupied first place a week into May but have lost 11 of 16. They scored 12 runs in the last six of a nine-game trip and are 7 1/2 games out of first place, falling to fourth after Sunday's 9-1 loss to the New York Mets.
"I know we got some guys pressing. We got some guys on tilt. We got some guys frustrated," manager Mike Redmond told MLB's official website. "Obviously, when you lose games, that's what happens. We need to relax a little bit for a few days, come back, get to work next week."
Giancarlo Stanton's 21 home runs are tied for the NL lead, but he went 4 for 33 with 13 strikeouts during the club's 3-6 trip and hasn't homered in 15 games.
While Stanton was 0 for 3 in Tuesday's All-Star game, the Marlins are hoping he can snap out of his funk after putting on a show in the home run derby with a 510-foot shot at Target Field.
He's also 7 for 11 with five doubles against Madison Bumgarner (10-7, 3.47), who became the first pitcher since 1966 with two grand slams in a season after hitting one in an 8-4 win over Arizona on Sunday. Bumgarner is batting .275 on the season and leads all pitchers with three home runs and 12 RBIs.
He wasn't as sharp on the mound against the Diamondbacks, allowing four runs and 10 hits over 6 1-3 innings, though he still ended a three-game losing streak. The left-hander has posted a 7.03 ERA in his last four outings.
Bumgarner has gone 0-2 with a 5.09 ERA in four career starts against Miami, though his 1.98 road ERA this season is among the best in the majors.
These teams split four contests in San Francisco from May 15-18, though the Giants have won 17 of their last 25 away games against the Marlins. Michael Morse was 7 for 15 in the first series, while Sandoval is hitting .464 with seven RBIs over his last seven matchups.
|Last Updated: 10/23/2014 4:58:23 AM EST|