|SAN DIEGO ( STULTS )|
CHICAGO CUBS ( HENDRICKS )
|957||SAN DIEGO||+105||Ov 9.5,+105||+120||Ov 9.5,+110|
|958||CHICAGO CUBS||-115||Un 9.5,-125||-130||Un 9.5,-130|
|vs Right-handed Starters||33-44||-13.4||29-46||3.1||0.221||0.276||3.7||0.241||0.300|
|Past 7 Games||3-4||-1.3||2-5||2.7||0.207||0.241||1.9||0.198||0.286|
|vs Left-handed Starters||9-10||+1.4||12-7||4.7||0.262||0.316||4.9||0.256||0.320|
|Past 7 Games||2-5||-2.8||5-1||4.7||0.246||0.307||6.6||0.266||0.341|
|7/8/2014||ROSS(R)||@ COLORADO||MORALES(L)||1-2||L||-115||10 un||U||8||9||0||7||6||0|
|7/9/2014||STULTS(L)||@ COLORADO||JURRJENS(R)||3-6||L||115||11.5 un||U||10||10||0||8||2||1|
|7/10/2014||DESPAIGNE(R)||@ LA DODGERS||KERSHAW(L)||1-2||L||245||6 ov||U||3||3||4||9||7||0|
|7/11/2014||HAHN(R)||@ LA DODGERS||HAREN(R)||6-3||W||100||7 un||O||9||7||0||6||9||1|
|7/12/2014||KENNEDY(R)||@ LA DODGERS||MAHOLM(L)||0-1||L||-110||7.5 un||U||5||4||0||4||7||0|
|7/13/2014||ROSS(R)||@ LA DODGERS||RYU(L)||0-1||L||130||6.5 ov||U||4||6||0||7||7||1|
|7/18/2014||KENNEDY(R)||NY METS||COLON(R)||4-5||L||-125||6.5 un||O||7||4||0||8||10||1|
|7/19/2014||ROSS(R)||NY METS||GEE(R)||6-0||W||-135||6.5 un||U||8||2||1||5||7||1|
|7/20/2014||DESPAIGNE(R)||NY METS||WHEELER(R)||2-1||W||+105||6.5 ov||U||11||11||0||3||7||1|
|7/22/2014||STULTS(L)||@ CHICAGO CUBS||HENDRICKS(R)|| |
|7/23/2014||KENNEDY(R)||@ CHICAGO CUBS||WADA(L)|| |
|7/24/2014||ROSS(R)||@ CHICAGO CUBS||JACKSON(R)|| |
|7/25/2014||DESPAIGNE(R)||@ ATLANTA||WOOD(L)|| |
|7/26/2014||HAHN(R)||@ ATLANTA||TEHERAN(R)|| |
|7/27/2014||STULTS(L)||@ ATLANTA||MINOR(L)|| |
|7/28/2014||KENNEDY(R)||@ ATLANTA||SANTANA(R)|| |
|7/29/2014|| ||ST LOUIS|| || |
|7/8/2014||WOOD(L)||@ CINCINNATI||CUETO(R)||2-4||L||200||7 un||U||7||9||1||11||7||0|
|7/8/2014||WADA(L)||@ CINCINNATI||HOLMBERG(L)||5-6||L||-110||8 ov||O||11||12||1||12||7||0|
|7/9/2014||BEELER(R)||@ CINCINNATI||SIMON(R)||1-4||L||145||7.5 un||U||5||6||0||7||5||0|
|7/10/2014||HENDRICKS(R)||@ CINCINNATI||BAILEY(R)||6-4||W||125||7 un||O||10||8||2||7||11||1|
|7/18/2014||JACKSON(R)||@ ARIZONA||CAHILL(R)||4-5||L||120||9 un||P||6||4||0||12||6||1|
|7/19/2014||WOOD(L)||@ ARIZONA||MILEY(L)||3-9||L||135||8 ev||O||10||7||2||12||7||0|
|7/20/2014||ARRIETA(R)||@ ARIZONA||COLLMENTER(R)||2-3||L||100||7.5 un||U||6||5||0||6||6||0|
|7/22/2014||HENDRICKS(R)||SAN DIEGO||STULTS(L)|| |
|7/23/2014||WADA(L)||SAN DIEGO||KENNEDY(R)|| |
|7/24/2014||JACKSON(R)||SAN DIEGO||ROSS(R)|| |
|7/25/2014||WOOD(L)||ST LOUIS||KELLY(R)|| |
|7/26/2014||ARRIETA(R)||ST LOUIS||MARTINEZ(R)|| |
|7/27/2014||HENDRICKS(R)||ST LOUIS||WAINWRIGHT(R)|| |
|7/29/2014|| ||COLORADO|| || |
|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.
|CHICAGO CUBS: CHICAGO (AP) - Wrigley Field is decked out for the party of a century.|
As for the Chicago Cubs?
It looks like there won't be much to celebrate this season other than their ballpark's 100th anniversary. As Wrigley hits a milestone, the Cubs remain in a rebuilding mode, hoping to avoid their fifth straight losing season.
They have a new manager in Rick Renteria. Their outlook looks about the same, though.
It's all about the future, the prized prospects in the system, no matter how painful that might be to the players in uniform at the major league level. More lumps appear to be in store for the Cubs as they enter their third year with Theo Epstein as president of baseball operations.
''The objective is to win as many games as possible, be the last man standing and bring a championship to the city of Chicago,'' pitcher Edwin Jackson said. ''The motivation is still the same. The message is still the same. We want to go out and win. We don't want to go out and be a pushover.''
|~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PA SPORTSTICKER NL PREVIEW (SAN DIEGO-CHICAGO CUBS) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ |
*Padres-Cubs Preview* =====================
San Diego (43-55) at Chicago (40-57), 8:05 p.m. EDT
Although Anthony Rizzo has developed into an All-Star for the Chicago Cubs, he has yet to demonstrate that level of his former team.
The slugger may be able to turn that around Tuesday night since he is hitting left-handers well and has a homer against the San Diego Padres' Eric Stults, who looks to avoid falling to 0-8 on the road in the opener of a three-game set.
Rizzo was acquired from San Diego (43-55) on Jan. 6, 2012, and has quickly become one of the main building blocks for Chicago. He made his first All-Star appearance last week and has 23 homers to vie for the NL lead with Miami's Giancarlo Stanton.
The first baseman is 8 for 24 with three homers during a six-game hitting streak, with the Cubs (40-57) losing the last five. He went deep in Sunday's 3-2 loss at Arizona to match his home run total from last season.
"We need to just win," Rizzo told MLB's official website. "It's another close game. We keep fighting and we're in a position to tie it up. We didn't come through, but we have to keep grinding."
Rizzo went 2 for 13 as Chicago split four games in San Diego from May 22-25. His .218 batting average and .345 slugging percentage against the Padres are his lowest figures against any NL opponent since he joined the Cubs.
However, Rizzo is one of the top lefty-swinging hitters against southpaws with a .312 average. He is 2 for 10 against Stults (3-11, 4.98 ERA), but hit a two-run homer off the lefty on May 22.
Stults gave up five runs over 4 2-3 innings in that 5-1 defeat to fall to 1-5 with a 5.15 ERA in seven career starts against the Cubs. He is 0-7 with a 5.44 ERA in 10 road starts and 0-3 with a 5.75 ERA in four outings at Wrigley Field.
Chicago second baseman Darwin Barney is 6 for 12 with four doubles off Stults. Nate Schierholtz is 4 for 8 against Stults but he's baseball's worst batter at .199 and is hitless in 19 at-bats.
Stults, who leads the NL in losses, owns baseball's lowest run support average at 2.63.
That's not surprising since the Padres are averaging 2.97 runs for baseball's lowest mark since the 1972 California Angels averaged 2.93. San Diego's .215 batting average is the second-worst in the majors over the last 103 years to the 1968 New York Yankees' .214 mark.
Yasmani Grandal has provided a jolt to the offense with solo homers in consecutive wins, including one in Sunday's 2-1 victory over the New York Mets.
The Padres prevailed on Seth Smith's RBI infield single with two outs in the bottom of the ninth in which Mets pitcher Josh Edgin stumbled and failed to field the ball in time.
"That was an unusual one," manager Bud Black said. "The walk-off, high chopper, pitcher stumbles, can't recover, game over. That was a good one."
The Cubs will start right-hander Kyle Hendricks (0-0, 6.00), who allowed four runs in six innings July 10 in a 6-4, 12-inning win at Cincinnati in his big league debut. His first seven pitches were balls and he gave up three first-inning runs before settling down.
|Last Updated: 9/22/2014 9:15:16 AM EST|