|SAN FRANCISCO ( HUDSON )|
NY METS ( GEE )
|901||SAN FRANCISCO||-120||Ov 7,+100||-130||Ov 7,-105|
|902||NY METS||+110||Un 7,-120||+120||Un 7,-115|
|vs Right-handed Starters||41-32||+4.5||41-29||4.1||0.248||0.303||3.7||0.232||0.285|
|Past 7 Games||3-4||-1.6||2-4||3.9||0.236||0.273||3.1||0.160||0.216|
|vs Right-handed Starters||42-45||+1.1||35-45||3.7||0.230||0.302||3.5||0.242||0.305|
|Past 7 Games||4-3||+1.1||3-4||3.6||0.209||0.247||3.6||0.248||0.289|
|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)||2-4||L||115||6.5 ev||U||6||5||0||4||1||0|
|8/3/2014||BUMGARNER(L)||@ NY METS||COLON(R)||9-0||W||-125||6.5 un||O||11||4||1||2||3||0|
|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||HUDSON(R)||@ KANSAS CITY||SHIELDS(R)|| |
|8/10/2014||LINCECUM(R)||@ KANSAS CITY||DUFFY(L)|| |
|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)||4-2||W||-125||6.5 ev||U||4||1||0||6||5||0|
|8/3/2014||COLON(R)||SAN FRANCISCO||BUMGARNER(L)||0-9||L||+115||6.5 un||O||2||3||0||11||4||1|
|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||GEE(R)||@ PHILADELPHIA||HAMELS(L)|| |
|8/10/2014||WHEELER(R)||@ PHILADELPHIA||KENDRICK(R)|| |
|8/11/2014|| ||@ 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 ALAN FERGUSON STATS Writer
San Francisco (59-51) at New York (53-57), 12:10 p.m. EDT
Coming off their best offensive performance in nearly two weeks, the San Francisco Giants will attempt to continue their turnaround while adding to New York Mets right-hander Dillon Gee's woes.
Tim Hudson can accomplish both, but he'll likely need some more run support when the teams meet Monday in their series finale.
Hunter Pence and Buster Posey had seven of San Francisco's 11 hits and drove in seven runs in a 9-0 win Sunday. The Giants' run total was their highest since a 9-6, 14-inning win over Philadelphia on July 22.
San Francisco has scored 23 runs during a 3-1 stretch after totaling six in losing the previous six games. The Giants had four home runs Sunday to double their total from the prior 10 contests.
Pence had two of those homers and Brandon Belt had one in his second game back from a concussion.
"We're going to have to score runs here down the stretch. We're going to see good pitching," manager Bruce Bochy said. "We're doing a better job of really keeping the line moving right now. That's always a good thing."
The Giants (60-51) are looking to finish 6-1 in the season series with the Mets (53-58), and facing the struggling Gee (4-4, 3.77 ERA) appears to give them a good chance to do so.
Gee has posted an 8.10 ERA while losing three consecutive starts, giving up five runs in 6 2-3 innings of a 6-0 home defeat to Philadelphia on Tuesday. He had gone 2-1 with a 2.00 ERA in his previous four outings at Citi Field.
"The most frustrating part is I thought I threw the ball a lot better than I had in the previous couple of outings," Gee said. "When the end result still isn't there, it's very frustrating."
Gee has gone 0-1 with an 8.10 ERA in two career starts against San Francisco and will be opposed by Hudson (8-8, 2.71), who has a 1.77 ERA in his three outings since the All-Star break. The right-hander, however, was charged with the loss in each of his past two, having received a combined two runs of support.
He gave up three runs over seven innings of a 3-1 defeat to Pittsburgh on Tuesday.
Hudson is among the major league leaders with a 2.13 road ERA and went 1-1 with a 0.93 ERA in three away starts in July.
His 17 wins against the Mets are tied for his most against any opponent, and he's gone 2-0 with a 3.00 ERA in four matchups since the beginning of last season. Hudson allowed three runs over five innings of a 5-4 victory June 7 in his only start against New York this season, not getting a decision.
Lucas Duda is a lifetime .393 hitter against Hudson and has seven hits in his last 12 at-bats in the matchup.
Pablo Sandoval is 3 for 5 with a home run and a double against Gee, while Travis Ishikawa has two homers in three at-bats off of him.
|Last Updated: 10/21/2014 4:11:15 AM EST|