|SAN DIEGO ( HAHN )|
MINNESOTA ( HUGHES )
|971||SAN DIEGO||+105||Ov 7.5,+100||+105||Ov 7.5,+100|
|972||MINNESOTA||-115||Un 7.5,-120||-115||Un 7.5,-120|
|vs Right-handed Starters||38-48||-12.3||34-50||3.2||0.224||0.282||3.7||0.243||0.303|
|Past 7 Games||5-2||+3.2||4-3||4.9||0.284||0.356||2.3||0.224||0.300|
|vs Right-handed Starters||33-41||+0.1||36-33||4.1||0.242||0.314||4.5||0.271||0.325|
|Past 7 Games||4-3||+2.3||4-3||6.1||0.303||0.379||4.6||0.280||0.320|
|7/22/2014||STULTS(L)||@ CHICAGO CUBS||HENDRICKS(R)||0-6||L||125||9.5 ev||U||5||6||0||11||8||1|
|7/23/2014||KENNEDY(R)||@ CHICAGO CUBS||WADA(L)||8-3||W||-105||6.5 un||O||8||11||0||4||7||0|
|7/24/2014||ROSS(R)||@ CHICAGO CUBS||JACKSON(R)||13-3||W||-125||7 un||O||14||8||2||9||10||2|
|7/25/2014||HAHN(R)||@ ATLANTA||WOOD(L)||5-2||W||155||7 un||P||13||8||2||4||8||1|
|7/26/2014||DESPAIGNE(R)||@ ATLANTA||TEHERAN(R)||3-5||L||180||7 un||O||9||8||3||11||10||0|
|7/27/2014||STULTS(L)||@ ATLANTA||MINOR(L)||3-8||L||160||7.5 ov||O||10||8||0||8||3||0|
|7/28/2014||LANE(L)||@ ATLANTA||SANTANA(R)||0-2||L||187||7.5 ov||U||5||5||1||8||8||0|
|7/29/2014||ROSS(R)||ST LOUIS||LYNN(R)||3-1||W||-120||6 ov||U||6||9||0||6||10||3|
|7/30/2014||HAHN(R)||ST LOUIS||KELLY(R)||12-1||W||-115||6.5 un||O||16||6||0||6||5||0|
|7/31/2014||DESPAIGNE(R)||ST LOUIS||MILLER(R)||2-6||L||+100||7.5 un||O||3||1||0||10||5||0|
|8/5/2014||HAHN(R)||@ MINNESOTA||HUGHES(R)|| |
|8/6/2014||DESPAIGNE(R)||@ MINNESOTA||CORREIA(R)|| |
|8/8/2014||STULTS(L)||@ PITTSBURGH||WORLEY(R)|| |
|8/9/2014||KENNEDY(R)||@ PITTSBURGH||LIRIANO(L)|| |
|8/10/2014||ROSS(R)||@ PITTSBURGH||MORTON(R)|| |
|8/12/2014|| ||COLORADO|| || |
|7/24/2014||HUGHES(R)||CHI WHITE SOX||NOESI(R)||2-5||L||-160||8.5 ov||U||3||2||1||11||9||0|
|7/25/2014||CORREIA(R)||CHI WHITE SOX||DANKS(L)||5-9||L||-120||9 ev||O||9||4||2||17||12||0|
|7/26/2014||DARNELL(L)||CHI WHITE SOX||SALE(L)||0-7||L||+160||7.5 un||U||6||8||1||14||6||0|
|7/27/2014||PINO(R)||CHI WHITE SOX||CARROLL(R)||4-3||W||-125||9 un||U||6||4||0||8||5||0|
|7/29/2014||GIBSON(R)||@ KANSAS CITY||SHIELDS(R)||2-1||W||182||7.5 un||U||7||8||0||5||5||2|
|7/30/2014||HUGHES(R)||@ KANSAS CITY||DUFFY(L)||2-3||L||145||7 un||U||7||9||1||9||7||0|
|7/31/2014||CORREIA(R)||@ KANSAS CITY||VENTURA(R)||3-6||L||190||7.5 ov||O||7||11||2||8||3||2|
|8/1/2014||DARNELL(L)||@ CHI WHITE SOX||SALE(L)||8-10||L||240||7.5 un||O||14||8||2||17||11||0|
|8/2/2014||PINO(R)||@ CHI WHITE SOX||CARROLL(R)||8-6||W||105||9 un||O||12||5||0||12||8||1|
|8/3/2014||GIBSON(R)||@ CHI WHITE SOX||QUINTANA(L)||16-3||W||140||8 un||O||23||15||1||8||7||3|
|8/5/2014||HUGHES(R)||SAN DIEGO||HAHN(R)|| |
|8/6/2014||CORREIA(R)||SAN DIEGO||DESPAIGNE(R)|| |
|8/7/2014||PINO(R)||@ OAKLAND||LESTER(L)|| |
|8/8/2014||GIBSON(R)||@ OAKLAND||KAZMIR(L)|| |
|8/9/2014||GIBSON(R)||@ OAKLAND||SAMARDZIJA(R)|| |
|8/10/2014||HUGHES(R)||@ OAKLAND||HAMMEL(R)|| |
|8/11/2014||CORREIA(R)||@ HOUSTON||PEACOCK(R)|| |
|8/12/2014|| ||@ HOUSTON|| || |
|SAN DIEGO: SAN DIEGO (AP) - It's almost as if last season didn't end for the San Diego Padres.|
The Padres go into 2014 trailing the Los Angeles Dodgers and with one of their starting pitchers already having arm trouble.
There had been a general air of optimism surrounding the Padres, who are coming off seasons of 91, 86 and 86 losses. Their rotation has been bolstered, as well as their player payroll.
Then came word late in spring training that newcomer Josh Johnson, penciled in as the No. 3 starter, is expected to be out four to five weeks after straining his right forearm.
That still leaves a projected rotation of Andrew Cashner, Tyson Ross, Ian Kennedy and Eric Stults, with a number of pitchers to choose from to replace Johnson.
''I think we have the talent on the mound, through our 12 guys that are going to make our team, to pitch well,'' manager Bud Black said. ''There's a health component here like all teams. We've got keep our best players on the field.''
The Padres signed Johnson to an $8 million, one-year contact less than two months after he had bone spurs removed from his pitching elbow. He was 2-8 with a 6.20 ERA in 16 appearances last season with Toronto.
When Johnson returns, the Padres hope he and Ian Kennedy can return to their old form.
Kennedy was acquired from division rival Arizona at the trading deadline. He went 4-2 with a 4.24 ERA with San Diego after going 3-8 with a 5.23 ERA in 21 starts with the Diamondbacks. Johnson was an All-Star with the Marlins in 2009 and 2010, and led the NL with a 2.30 ERA in 2010.
The Padres will be tested right away. They open at home Sunday night against the defending NL West champion Dodgers and their $225 million payroll, led by ace Clayton Kershaw, himself a $215 million man. The Dodgers already sit atop the division after sweeping the Diamondbacks in a two-game series in Sydney.
|MINNESOTA: MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - The number is staggering. In the past three years, the Minnesota Twins have lost 291 games. Ninety-nine in 2011. Ninety-six each of the last two seasons.|
A team that was once viewed as a model for succeeding and competing with modest financial resources has been an afterthought for too long now. They have finished last in the AL Central twice and were fourth last season.
So the Twins shed their frugal ways in the offseason, shelling out $73 million to bring in Ricky Nolasco and Phil Hughes to bolster a lagging rotation. They also brought back manager Ron Gardenhire on a two-year deal and moved Joe Mauer from catcher to first base in an effort to protect their franchise player from injury.
''They made a statement: `We don't want to see this again. We don't want to go through this again this summer,''' Gardenhire said.
The Twins said goodbye to longtime first baseman Justin Morneau late last season when general manager Terry Ryan traded him to the Pirates in a stretch-run deal. There weren't many other changes to an offense that has struggled to score runs, but the upgrades to the rotation have given the holdovers some peace of mind that they won't have to score seven runs a game to have a chance to win.
''It's night and day to be honest with you. Terry went out and spent some money on some good arms in Nolasco and Hughes,'' second baseman Brian Dozier said. ''Hughes had a bad year last year but is an All-Star pitcher and I think moving to this park will help him a lot. I think just getting out of New York to be honest with you. ... So we needed to address our pitching staff and Terry did that, and I'm happy about it.''
|~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PA SPORTSTICKER NL PREVIEW (SAN DIEGO-MINNESOTA) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ |
*Padres-Twins Preview* ======================
By JEFF MEZYDLO STATS Senior Writer
San Diego (51-60) at Minnesota (50-60), 8:10 p.m. EDT
Following a rough major league debut, Jesse Hahn has been dominant for the San Diego Padres.
The right-hander looks to win his fourth straight start and help the surging Padres avoid a ninth consecutive defeat to the Minnesota Twins on Tuesday night.
Hahn (7-2, 2.01 ERA) began his career allowing four runs on two homers in 3 2-3 innings of a 4-1 loss to Pittsburgh on June 3, but has yielded eight earned over 50 innings in the next eight. The seven wins in the first nine outings by Hahn, who has not allowed a homer since his debut, are a club record.
He gave up one run in each of the last three and 10 hits total. On his 25th birthday Wednesday, Hahn lasted seven innings and scattered four hits during a 12-1 win over St. Louis.
"He's not a secret, even though he's been facing teams for the first time," manager Bud Black told MLB's official website.
Hahn's benefited from a solid fastball and sharp curveball that has helped keep hitters to a .182 average and produce 54 strikeouts in 53 2-3 innings.
Black has been especially impressed with the way Hahn uses the off-speed pitch.
"I like the fact that it has a big break to it," Black said. "It has a good, tight spin. In the hitting area, it's biting. He's not afraid to throw it 3-2, 3-1."
Hahn is 4-0 with a 1.50 ERA on the road, where San Diego (51-60) hopes to avoid a fourth straight defeat and earn its first victory over Minnesota in nine years.
The Padres, who dropped both home games against the Twins (50-60) in May, have totaled 19 runs in losing the last eight meetings since a 5-1 win June 19, 2005.
San Diego, however, is coming off a 5-1 homestand that was highlighted by a three-game sweep of Atlanta over the weekend.
Though the Padres average a major league-low 3.2 runs per contest, their 78 in the last 16 games are the most in the NL since the All-Star break.
First baseman Tommy Medica went 8 for 12 with three homers and five RBIs against the Braves.
Minnesota, meanwhile, tries for a third consecutive win after totaling 32 runs and 49 hits in three games against the Chicago White Sox. The Twins scored 33 with 88 hits while losing nine of their previous 13.
Rookie Danny Santana had five hits and four RBIs in Sunday's 16-3 rout of the White Sox. Though he went 7 for 10 in the final two of the set, Santana is batting .239 with four RBIs and 13 strikeouts in his last 12 at home.
Phil Hughes (10-8, 4.12) allowed seven hits and struck out seven without a walk in seven innings of a 2-0 victory at San Diego on May 21.
The right-hander posted a 7.20 ERA over a three-start stretch before giving up three runs in six innings of a 3-2 loss at Kansas City on Wednesday. Despite the result, there might be something to build on.
"I felt like I had good stuff all night," said Hughes, who has dropped three straight while the Twins have scored two runs with him on the mound.
San Diego's Seth Smith is 4 for 25 in his last seven games, but 4 for 7 versus Hughes.
|Last Updated: 10/22/2014 3:26:39 AM EST|