|SAN FRANCISCO ( BUMGARNER )|
PHILADELPHIA ( BURNETT )
|905||SAN FRANCISCO||-135||Ov 7,-125||-140||Ov 7.5,-105|
|906||PHILADELPHIA||+125||Un 7,+105||+130||Un 7.5,-115|
|vs Right-handed Starters||38-29||+5||38-26||4.2||0.250||0.304||3.7||0.233||0.288|
|Past 7 Games||5-2||+2.8||5-2||5.7||0.277||0.337||3.3||0.262||0.299|
|vs Left-handed Starters||10-12||-0.6||9-10||3.2||0.225||0.284||3.6||0.240||0.303|
|Past 7 Games||1-6||-5.3||6-1||3.4||0.242||0.296||6.6||0.277||0.332|
|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)||9-6||W||-115||8.5 ev||O||18||14||1||11||15||2|
|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)|| |
|7/30/2014|| ||PITTSBURGH|| || |
|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)||6-9||L||+105||8.5 ev||O||11||15||2||18||14||1|
|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||HAMELS(L)||@ NY METS||GEE(R)|| |
|7/30/2014|| ||@ 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 JUSTIN EINHORN STATS Senior Editor
San Francisco (55-44) at Philadelphia (43-56), 7:05 p.m. EDT
Getting Hunter Pence at the trade deadline two years ago has certainly benefited San Francisco, and he's burned the team which sent him there.
It's those Philadelphia Phillies who again appear to be sellers as this year's deadline approaches.
One of the casualties could be A.J. Burnett, who might make his final start in a Phillies uniform Wednesday night when he faces Pence and the Giants at Citizens Bank Park.
Pence helped San Francisco win the 2012 World Series after being acquired from Philadelphia, then had team highs of 27 homers and 99 RBIs last season to earn a five-year extension worth $90 million. Now in the role of table setter, Pence leads the majors with 73 runs while batting a team-high .305, and he was named the Giants' recipient of the Heart and Hustle Award on Tuesday.
"We're competing to win for each other, for my teammates," he told MLB's official website.
Since being traded, Pence has hit .389 with three homers in eight games against the Phillies. He's 6 for 13 with three RBIs and three runs halfway through this four-game set, posting a fourth consecutive multihit game and homering in Tuesday's 9-6 win in 14 innings.
Brandon Crawford had the tiebreaking three-run double and Tim Lincecum notched his first career save to cap the 5-hour, 46-minute marathon.
While San Francisco (56-44) has won five of six to reclaim the NL West lead, Philadelphia (43-57) is in the East basement and likely to shed salary before the July 31 trade deadline.
Burnett (6-9, 4.08 ERA) has a limited no-trade clause and couldn't veto a deal with Baltimore, according to MLB's site. He lives in Maryland in the offseason, and rumors have been floated that he'll be shipped to the Orioles.
The right-hander didn't boost his value Friday, when he was ripped for six runs and 10 hits in five innings of a 6-4 loss at Atlanta. He averaged more than seven innings in his final seven starts before the All-Star break while posting a 2.94 ERA.
"I feel I should make a pitch if I don't pitch in a week, whether we have a break or not," Burnett said. "... I have no excuses. I didn't get it done."
He might have a better chance to boost his stock Wednesday. Burnett has a 2.48 ERA in four matchups with NL West opponents this year even though he hasn't faced San Francisco, against which he's 6-3 with a 2.30 ERA - his best versus any opponent.
However, Pence, Buster Posey and Pablo Sandoval are a combined 8 for 18 against him.
Posey has batted .393 with 11 RBIs in his last six games after a four-hit night Wednesday, including the tying homer off Jonathan Papelbon in the ninth and a double that sparked a four-run 13th. Sandoval added two hits and is batting .409 in his last 10 games.
Unlike Burnett, Madison Bumgarner (11-7, 3.38) is coming off a strong showing after struggling before the break.
The left-hander beat Miami on Friday, yielding a run and four hits in six innings of a 9-1 victory. He had a 7.03 ERA in his previous four outings.
Bumgarner is 7-2 with a 1.94 ERA in 11 road starts but has never pitched at Citizens Bank Park. He's 1-2 with a 4.05 ERA in three career matchups with Philadelphia.
Papelbon, another Phillie possibly on the trading block, allowed his first homer of the season for his third blown save in 26 chances.
While the Giants are 6-0 on the road in extra-inning games, Philadelphia has lost eight of nine at home overall.
"It's just not going our way this year," Phillies veteran Ryan Howard said.
|Last Updated: 10/22/2014 11:24:07 PM EST|