|ARIZONA ( COLLMENTER )|
PHILADELPHIA ( LEE )
|955||ARIZONA||+140||Ov 7.5,+100||+130||Ov 7.5,-105|
|956||PHILADELPHIA||-150||Un 7.5,-120||-140||Un 7.5,-115|
|vs Left-handed Starters||8-15||-5.9||9-14||4.1||0.264||0.324||4.5||0.267||0.320|
|Past 7 Games||4-3||+0.8||4-2||5.0||0.294||0.345||5.3||0.272||0.324|
|vs Right-handed Starters||34-45||-6.7||43-32||4.0||0.242||0.300||4.6||0.254||0.321|
|Past 7 Games||3-4||-1.2||4-3||3.7||0.270||0.317||4.9||0.265||0.330|
|7/12/2014||MILEY(L)||@ SAN FRANCISCO||VOGELSONG(R)||2-0||W||105||7 un||U||9||8||0||4||6||0|
|7/13/2014||NUNO(L)||@ SAN FRANCISCO||BUMGARNER(L)||4-8||L||175||6.5 un||O||10||4||2||9||8||0|
|7/18/2014||CAHILL(R)||CHICAGO CUBS||JACKSON(R)||5-4||W||-130||9 un||P||12||6||1||6||4||0|
|7/19/2014||MILEY(L)||CHICAGO CUBS||WOOD(L)||9-3||W||-145||8 ev||O||12||7||0||10||7||2|
|7/20/2014||COLLMENTER(R)||CHICAGO CUBS||ARRIETA(R)||3-2||W||-110||7.5 un||U||6||6||0||6||5||0|
|7/25/2014||MILEY(L)||@ PHILADELPHIA||KENDRICK(R)||5-9||L||-125||8 un||O||11||8||2||12||8||0|
|7/26/2014||COLLMENTER(R)||@ PHILADELPHIA||LEE(L)|| |
|7/27/2014||NUNO(L)||@ PHILADELPHIA||HERNANDEZ(R)|| |
|7/28/2014||ANDERSON(R)||@ CINCINNATI||BAILEY(R)|| |
|7/29/2014||CAHILL(R)||@ CINCINNATI||LEAKE(R)|| |
|7/30/2014||MILEY(L)||@ CINCINNATI||SIMON(R)|| |
|8/2/2014|| ||PITTSBURGH|| || |
|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)||1-3||L||+130||7.5 un||U||7||4||1||5||8||1|
|7/24/2014||HAMELS(L)||SAN FRANCISCO||HUDSON(R)||2-1||W||-120||7 un||U||9||9||1||6||7||1|
|7/28/2014||BURNETT(R)||@ NY METS||COLON(R)|| |
|7/29/2014||HAMELS(L)||@ NY METS||GEE(R)|| |
|7/30/2014||KENDRICK(R)||@ NY METS||WHEELER(R)|| |
|7/31/2014||LEE(L)||@ WASHINGTON||GONZALEZ(L)|| |
|8/1/2014||HERNANDEZ(R)||@ WASHINGTON||FISTER(R)|| |
|8/2/2014|| ||@ WASHINGTON|| || |
|ARIZONA: PHOENIX (AP) - The season had not even started when the Arizona Diamondbacks took a loss.|
A day before boarding the plane for their season opener in Australia, the Diamondbacks learned scheduled opening-day starter Patrick Corbin had a partially torn ligament in his pitching elbow and might need season-ending surgery.
Arizona went 21-8 in the young left-hander's starts last season, more than a quarter of the victories for a team that went 81-81 for the second year in a row. The Los Angeles Dodgers celebrated their NL West title by splashing around in Arizona's Chase Field swimming pool.
Arizona retooled during the offseason by adding power (Mark Trumbo), a veteran starter (Bronson Arroyo) and a young closer (Addison Reed). Even with the loss of Corbin, the Diamondbacks feel they have the components to contend for at least a wild-card berth.
''They really want it,'' catcher Miguel Montero said. ''They're hungry for something, and that's a good feeling. I think last year we were a little bit more laid back. This year the guys are hungry, and that's a good thing.''
Trumbo noticed a positive attitude right from the start of spring training.
''That's the personality of the guys here and that plays really well for the course of a long season,'' he said. ''You've got to have guys that play the game right way, but play it with a little bit of a chip on their shoulder and bring it every day.''
|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 (ARIZONA-PHILADELPHIA) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ |
*Diamondbacks-Phillies Preview* ===============================
By KEVIN CHROUST STATS Writer
Arizona (44-58) at Philadelphia (44-58), 7:05 p.m. EDT
There could be some scouts in the stands to evaluate Cliff Lee in his second start since returning from the disabled list with the trade deadline looming, but if his outing is anything like his last, there might be little to report.
Audition or not, Lee and the Philadelphia Phillies will try to beat the Arizona Diamondbacks for the eighth time in 10 tries Saturday night at Citizens Bank Park.
After two months on the DL, Lee (4-5, 3.67 ERA) labored through 5 2-3 innings in Monday's 7-4 loss to San Francisco, surrendering six runs and 12 hits, which left him more concerned with getting himself back in top form than worrying about a potential new address.
"I felt good physically, I just wasn't locating as well as I would like," Lee told MLB's official website. "Hopefully I can iron that out between now and my next start. There were spurts of it, but I definitely need to be more consistent. But it's not that crazy considering it's the first time I've been back on the mound in a while."
He was also hittable in a previous start against Arizona, allowing five runs - three earned - and eight hits in six innings while not earning the decision in a 6-5 win on April 26.
The left-hander is 4-1 with a 3.12 ERA in seven career starts against the Diamondbacks. Paul Goldschmidt, batting .382 this month, is 2 for 10 with two home runs off him.
Philadelphia (45-58) will be in search of a third straight win after opening the series with Friday's 9-5 victory, its 14th in its last 17 home contests against Arizona. The Phillies will also be after a third straight home win to match a season best, though they're 3-9 at their own park since June 27.
Domonic Brown's strides at the plate could help. The left fielder homered and doubled in the opener and is batting .300 over his last 18 games, though his season average remains at .231.
"He looks more relaxed, and a good swing of the bat with the home run should really build some confidence with tonight's game," manager Ryne Sandberg said.
For Arizona (44-59), Aaron Hill, who is batting .346 in 26 at-bats against Lee, continued to hit with a 3-for-5 night to extend his hitting streak to nine games (.417). Mark Trumbo, now 3 for 29 over nine games, struck out to end the Arizona seventh with the bases loaded.
"He's just struggling right now," manager Kirk Gibson said. "Trying to do well for his teammates and trying to work it out and probably getting frustrated. It's just part of the game."
Josh Collmenter will be charged with getting the Diamondbacks back on track. They've lost three of four after returning from the All-Star break with three straight wins, and they've also lost eight of 11 on the road.
Collmenter (8-5, 3.64) has held opponents to one run in four of his last five starts, a 3-1 stretch with a 2.67 ERA. He limited the Chicago Cubs to a run and four hits in seven innings Sunday in a 3-2 victory.
The right-hander also beat the Phillies on April 25, throwing six scoreless innings while allowing four hits in a 5-4 victory. He's 1-2 with a 3.70 ERA in seven games - three starts - against Philadelphia.
With a right-hander on the mound for Arizona, Ryan Howard could return to the Philadelphia lineup. Darin Ruf has started the last three games at first base as Sandberg seems to be working the two into a platoon. Howard is batting .141 over his last 21 games while Ruf is 2 for 9 since being recalled on Tuesday.
|Last Updated: 10/23/2014 6:26:06 AM EST|