|SAN FRANCISCO ( PEAVY )|
NY METS ( DEGROM )
|905||SAN FRANCISCO||+125||Ov 7,-125||+115||Ov 7,+120|
|906||NY METS||-135||Un 7,+105||-125||Un 7,-140|
|vs Right-handed Starters||40-31||+4.5||40-28||4.1||0.248||0.304||3.8||0.235||0.289|
|Past 7 Games||2-5||-3.6||2-4||2.4||0.208||0.251||4.4||0.230||0.285|
|vs Right-handed Starters||41-45||+0.1||35-44||3.7||0.231||0.304||3.6||0.243||0.306|
|Past 7 Games||4-3||+1.2||2-5||3.7||0.240||0.283||3.0||0.233||0.285|
|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)||3-1||W||-140||7.5 un||U||5||8||1||7||4||1|
|7/24/2014||HUDSON(R)||@ PHILADELPHIA||HAMELS(L)||1-2||L||110||7 un||U||6||7||1||9||9||1|
|7/25/2014||LINCECUM(R)||LA DODGERS||GREINKE(R)||1-8||L||+120||6.5 ov||O||7||8||0||15||9||0|
|7/26/2014||VOGELSONG(R)||LA DODGERS||KERSHAW(L)||0-5||L||+170||6 ev||U||2||3||1||11||8||1|
|7/27/2014||PEAVY(R)||LA DODGERS||RYU(L)||3-4||L||+115||7 un||P||7||5||2||6||7||0|
|8/1/2014||VOGELSONG(R)||@ NY METS||NIESE(L)||5-1||W||105||7 un||U||9||6||0||2||0||1|
|8/2/2014||PEAVY(R)||@ NY METS||DEGROM(R)|| |
|8/3/2014||BUMGARNER(L)||@ NY METS||COLON(R)|| |
|8/4/2014||HUDSON(R)||@ NY METS||GEE(R)|| |
|8/5/2014||LINCECUM(R)||@ MILWAUKEE||NELSON(R)|| |
|8/6/2014||VOGELSONG(R)||@ MILWAUKEE||GALLARDO(R)|| |
|8/7/2014||PEAVY(R)||@ MILWAUKEE||PERALTA(R)|| |
|8/8/2014||BUMGARNER(L)||@ KANSAS CITY||VARGAS(L)|| |
|8/9/2014|| ||@ KANSAS CITY|| || |
|7/19/2014||GEE(R)||@ SAN DIEGO||ROSS(R)||0-6||L||125||6.5 un||U||5||7||1||8||2||1|
|7/20/2014||WHEELER(R)||@ SAN DIEGO||DESPAIGNE(R)||1-2||L||-115||6.5 ov||U||3||7||1||11||11||0|
|7/21/2014||NIESE(L)||@ SEATTLE||ELIAS(L)||2-5||L||110||7.5 un||U||9||10||0||14||8||1|
|7/22/2014||DEGROM(R)||@ SEATTLE||RAMIREZ(L)||3-1||W||105||7.5 un||U||6||6||1||5||5||0|
|7/23/2014||COLON(R)||@ SEATTLE||WALKER(R)||3-2||W||115||7.5 un||U||4||8||0||5||4||0|
|7/24/2014||GEE(R)||@ MILWAUKEE||GARZA(R)||1-9||L||145||7.5 ov||O||2||3||0||10||3||0|
|7/25/2014||WHEELER(R)||@ MILWAUKEE||GALLARDO(R)||3-2||W||110||7.5 ov||U||8||5||2||4||9||0|
|7/26/2014||NIESE(L)||@ MILWAUKEE||PERALTA(R)||2-5||L||150||8 ov||U||8||9||0||8||5||0|
|7/27/2014||DEGROM(R)||@ MILWAUKEE||NELSON(R)||2-0||W||120||8.5 un||U||7||7||1||6||8||2|
|8/1/2014||NIESE(L)||SAN FRANCISCO||VOGELSONG(R)||1-5||L||-115||7 un||U||2||0||1||9||6||0|
|8/2/2014||DEGROM(R)||SAN FRANCISCO||PEAVY(R)|| |
|8/3/2014||COLON(R)||SAN FRANCISCO||BUMGARNER(L)|| |
|8/4/2014||GEE(R)||SAN FRANCISCO||HUDSON(R)|| |
|8/5/2014||WHEELER(R)||@ WASHINGTON||GONZALEZ(L)|| |
|8/6/2014||NIESE(L)||@ WASHINGTON||FISTER(R)|| |
|8/7/2014||DEGROM(R)||@ WASHINGTON||ZIMMERMANN(R)|| |
|8/8/2014||COLON(R)||@ PHILADELPHIA||BURNETT(R)|| |
|8/9/2014|| ||@ PHILADELPHIA|| || |
|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.''
|NY METS: NEW YORK (AP) - Five straight losing seasons. That's what the New York Mets have produced since moving into Citi Field.|
David Wright, for one, is tired of it.
''We need to start going out there showing results,'' the star third baseman said. ''The last couple years we've kind of been hampered by some contracts and payroll issues. It seems like that's behind us. At the same time, we've got those prospects knocking at the door. I think we're in a better place now than we have been the past few years and quite frankly, I think we have a better team.''
Translation: No more waiting for next year. No more selling the future. No more excuses.
It's time to take a step forward - and that means winning.
General manager Sandy Alderson seems to think so, too. After he signed free agents Curtis Granderson, Bartolo Colon and Chris Young this offseason, a report emerged that Alderson told staffers he thinks the Mets can win 90 games (with a payroll under $90 million).
Even hard-core fans found that overly optimistic, especially with ace Matt Harvey expected to miss the entire season following Tommy John surgery. New York posted its second consecutive 74-88 record last year - and that was with Harvey on the mound most of the way.
But there is reason for hope, particularly in Triple-A. Touted young pitchers Noah Syndergaard and Rafael Montero could soon join a promising rotation that includes Colon, Zack Wheeler, Dillon Gee and Jonathon Niese.
''He's got all the traits of the good ones,'' manager Terry Collins said about Syndergaard. ''He's on track to be special.''
The offense could be better with the addition of Granderson, who got a $60 million, four-year deal after an injury-plagued season for the Yankees across town. His left-handed power bat should provide some much-needed protection for Wright.
The multitalented Young, on a one-year contract following a down season in Oakland, appears highly motivated to regain his All-Star form.
''It's been interesting to watch the whole team,'' Granderson said early in spring training. ''There's power here. Chris Young has been amazing.''
The lineup remains flawed and prone to strikeouts, though the roster has improved. Perhaps not enough to push Washington and Atlanta in the NL East just yet, but the Mets expect to take significant strides this season as they anticipate Harvey's return in 2015.
''When I re-signed here, I knew it wasn't an overnight fix. I think I like that part of the challenge of it,'' Wright said. ''I want to be part of the reason why we get this thing turned around and headed in the right direction and ultimately start winning again. I think we have that ability.''
|~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PA SPORTSTICKER NL PREVIEW (SAN FRANCISCO-NY METS) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ |
*Giants-Mets Preview* =====================
By NICOLINO DIBENEDETTO STATS Writer
San Francisco (58-50) at New York (52-56), 7:10 p.m. EDT
A costly inning led to Jake Peavy losing his debut with the San Francisco Giants, and now he's taking the mound opposite one of the hottest pitchers in baseball.
Peavy will try to lead the Giants to a three-game winning streak Saturday night against Jacob deGrom and the New York Mets.
San Francisco (59-50) is in the thick of the playoff race, so acquiring Peavy from Boston last Saturday seemed to be a good way to improve its chances.
The veteran right-hander, however, gave up four runs in six innings of a 4-3 defeat to NL West-leading Los Angeles on Sunday. He gave up three of those runs in the fifth while throwing a pair of wild pitches to match his total from his first 20 starts.
"It's going to take some time for me and (catcher) Buster (Posey) to get to know each other," Peavy told MLB's official website. "He's tremendous behind the plate. We all know how good he is. The more we're out there together, I'm sure we'll get a better feel."
Peavy yielded one run and three hits in 6 2-3 innings of a 6-3 win with the Chicago White Sox in his last visit to Citi Field on May 8, 2013. He's 6-2 with a 3.28 ERA in 11 starts against the Mets.
After scoring six runs while losing six in a row, the Giants have doubled that output over the past two games, including a 5-1 win against the Mets (52-57) on Friday.
Offense, however, may be at a premium as they face deGrom (5-5, 2.79) for the first time.
The right-hander has won four straight starts behind a 0.66 ERA, striking out 30 and walking five in 27 1-3 innings. DeGrom, who hasn't allowed a homer in his last nine outings, is trying to become the team's first rookie to win five consecutive starts since Dillon Gee from May 19-June 10, 2011.
He got closer to matching that run with another dominant performance Sunday, yielding four hits in 6 1-3 innings of a 2-0 win at Milwaukee.
"He's been very good. I guess he has to go out each time and prove it," said manager Terry Collins, who has claimed deGrom should be among the favorites for the NL Rookie of the Year award.
Collins, though, is more concerned with the Mets' bats after they were two-hit by Ryan Vogelsong in the series opener. New York has scored 11 runs while losing all four season meetings with the Giants.
Juan Lagares and Lucas Duda had the hits Friday. Lagares is 7 for 15 in the last four games after going 5 for 41 over the previous 12.
Duda homered and is batting .314 with six home runs and 13 RBIs in his last 14 games. His only hit in three at-bats against Peavy was a solo homer May 8, 2013.
Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford had three hits and drove in a run Friday. He's 17 for 34 with seven RBIs during a nine-game hitting streak against the Mets.
|Last Updated: 10/1/2014 9:36:07 AM EST|