|SAN FRANCISCO ( PETIT )|
PHILADELPHIA ( HERNANDEZ )
|953||SAN FRANCISCO||-120||Ov 8.5,+100||-125||Ov 8.5,+105|
|954||PHILADELPHIA||+110||Un 8.5,-120||+115||Un 8.5,-125|
|vs Right-handed Starters||37-29||+4||37-26||4.1||0.248||0.303||3.7||0.234||0.287|
|Past 7 Games||5-2||+2.8||4-3||5.1||0.273||0.335||2.4||0.262||0.283|
|vs Right-handed Starters||33-44||-6.7||42-31||4.0||0.243||0.300||4.6||0.254||0.321|
|Past 7 Games||2-5||-3||6-1||3.4||0.258||0.293||5.6||0.259||0.319|
|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)||9-1||W||-125||7.5 un||O||13||6||0||7||7||0|
|7/19/2014||HUDSON(R)||@ MIAMI||ALVAREZ(R)||5-3||W||-115||7.5 un||O||8||7||0||11||5||2|
|7/20/2014||LINCECUM(R)||@ MIAMI||HAND(L)||2-3||L||-125||7.5 un||U||6||4||1||6||5||0|
|7/21/2014||VOGELSONG(R)||@ PHILADELPHIA||LEE(L)||7-4||W||120||7 ov||O||15||8||1||14||11||0|
|7/22/2014||PETIT(R)||@ PHILADELPHIA||HERNANDEZ(R)|| |
|7/23/2014||BUMGARNER(L)||@ PHILADELPHIA||BURNETT(R)|| |
|7/24/2014||HUDSON(R)||@ PHILADELPHIA||HAMELS(L)|| |
|7/25/2014||LINCECUM(R)||LA DODGERS||GREINKE(R)|| |
|7/26/2014||VOGELSONG(R)||LA DODGERS||KERSHAW(L)|| |
|7/27/2014||PETIT(R)||LA DODGERS||RYU(L)|| |
|7/29/2014|| ||PITTSBURGH|| || |
|7/8/2014||KENDRICK(R)||@ MILWAUKEE||PERALTA(R)||9-7||W||165||8.5 un||O||10||4||0||13||8||0|
|7/9/2014||HERNANDEZ(R)||@ MILWAUKEE||LOHSE(R)||4-1||W||170||8 un||U||7||3||0||3||4||1|
|7/10/2014||BUCHANAN(R)||@ MILWAUKEE||GARZA(R)||9-1||W||195||8 un||O||9||5||0||4||4||0|
|7/18/2014||BURNETT(R)||@ ATLANTA||SANTANA(R)||4-6||L||160||7 un||O||6||3||0||10||5||1|
|7/19/2014||HAMELS(L)||@ ATLANTA||HARANG(R)||2-1||W||-105||7 un||U||9||10||0||5||3||0|
|7/20/2014||KENDRICK(R)||@ ATLANTA||WOOD(L)||2-8||L||165||7 un||O||9||6||1||8||9||0|
|7/21/2014||LEE(L)||SAN FRANCISCO||VOGELSONG(R)||4-7||L||-130||7 ov||O||14||11||0||15||8||1|
|7/22/2014||HERNANDEZ(R)||SAN FRANCISCO||PETIT(R)|| |
|7/23/2014||BURNETT(R)||SAN FRANCISCO||BUMGARNER(L)|| |
|7/24/2014||HAMELS(L)||SAN FRANCISCO||HUDSON(R)|| |
|7/28/2014||BURNETT(R)||@ NY METS||COLON(R)|| |
|7/29/2014|| ||@ NY METS|| || |
|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.''
|PHILADELPHIA: PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Ryan Howard and his teammates have heard critics say the window has closed for the Philadelphia Phillies.|
They just don't believe it.
After a dominant run that included five straight NL East titles, two pennants and the 2008 World Series championship, the Phillies have missed the postseason two consecutive years. They have an aging core of players who've been declining.
Howard, Chase Utley, Jimmy Rollins and Carlos Ruiz are the remaining regulars from the group that led Philadelphia to its best era of baseball from 2007-11 under former manager Charlie Manuel.
They're determined to make another run.
''We've had a bad couple years and had injuries and all that stuff, but I don't think it's over,'' Howard said. ''People are entitled to their opinions and that's fine, but it's up to us to go out there and show them otherwise and go out and play our game and do what we do.''
General manager Ruben Amaro Jr. refused to start the rebuilding process after the Phillies' first losing season since 2002. Instead, he re-signed Utley and Ruiz and added veteran outfielder Marlon Byrd and right-hander A.J. Burnett in free agency.
If the older players live up to their hefty contracts and younger guys like 2013 All-Star Domonic Brown, Cody Asche and Ben Revere continue to develop, the Phillies should be in contention.
''I think we're positive. We're expecting to win and plan on doing everything we can to ensure that,'' ace lefty Cliff Lee said.
|~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PA SPORTSTICKER NL PREVIEW (SAN FRANCISCO-PHILADELPHIA) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ |
*Giants-Phillies Preview* =========================
By KEVIN CHROUST STATS Writer
San Francisco (54-44) at Philadelphia (43-55), 7:05 p.m. EDT
The San Francisco Giants are turning to a reliever as they try to extend a recent stretch of dominance in Philadelphia.
With Yusmeiro Petit getting the start Tuesday night, the Giants will try to capture the first two contests of a four-game set with the sliding Phillies.
San Francisco (55-44) won for the fourth time in five games overall with a 7-4 series-opening victory Monday that was its seventh in nine contests at Citizens Bank Park. The win kept the Giants in a tie for first in the NL West with the Los Angeles Dodgers.
They have won 11 of their last 14 in NL East ballparks with a 5.36 scoring average.
A 15-hit effort was highlighted by Hunter Pence's 3-for-5 night, giving the right fielder a 7-for-14 mark over his last three games, a .315 average in the leadoff spot and an NL-best 37 multihit games.
Pablo Sandoval managed two hits and is batting .421 over his last nine contests, and Adam Duvall went 2 for 5 with a home run in place of the injured Brandon Belt. Belt landed on the seven-day disabled list before the game with a concussion, but Duvall has been impressive at Triple-A Fresno with a .303 average, 26 home runs and 79 RBIs.
"Any time you get up here, it doesn't matter how late," said the 25-year-old Duvall, who has two homers in 23 at-bats over two major league stints this season.
Petit (3-3, 3.86 ERA) will get his sixth starting assignment of the season and first since May 31 after Matt Cain was put on the DL for the third time this season. Petit is 1-2 with a 5.81 ERA as a starter this year and 1-0 with a 7.71 ERA in a start and four relief outings against Philadelphia in his career. Jimmy Rollins is 3 for 7 with a home run in the matchup, while Chase Utley is 0 for 6.
Philadelphia (43-56) suffered its fifth loss in six games despite multihit efforts from six players. Utley was among them and extended his hitting streak against San Francisco to 11 games.
Grady Sizemore wasn't one of them, but he hit safely in his seventh straight game since joining the big league club on July 11.
The Phillies' 14 hits didn't include any for extra-bases, but a 5-for-21 mark with runners in scoring position in back-to-back losses was of greater concern.
"It would have been nice to just get the big hit with guys in scoring position," Sizemore told MLB's official website. "Guys were having good at-bats and really grinding up there, but we just couldn't seem to get the big hit when we needed it."
The Phillies now send Roberto Hernandez to the mound hoping he can duplicate his latest work.
Hernandez (4-8, 4.22) snapped a three-start losing streak in a 4-1 win on July 9 at Milwaukee, earning the decision while holding the Brewers to a run and three hits in eight innings for one of his strongest starts of the season.
"It looked like the ball was darting both ways," manager Ryne Sandberg said.
Hernandez is 0-1 with a 5.06 ERA in two career starts against San Francisco. Marco Scutaro is 14 for 29 against him.
Prior to the opener, the Phillies designated outfielder Tony Gwynn Jr. for assignment. Gwynn batted .163 (16 for 98) with three extra-base hits and three RBIs in 67 games.
The Giants signed former All-Star second baseman Dan Uggla to a minor league contract on Monday.
"He's excited and we are, too," manager Bruce Bochy said. "He'll get at-bats at Fresno and hopefully he can help us."
|Last Updated: 9/20/2014 7:02:57 PM EST|