|LA DODGERS ( KERSHAW )|
MILWAUKEE ( NELSON )
|909||LA DODGERS||-175||Ov 7,-105||-140||Ov 6.5,-135|
|910||MILWAUKEE||+165||Un 7,-115||+130||Un 6.5,+115|
|vs Right-handed Starters||47-42||-6.1||45-42||4.1||0.262||0.322||4.0||0.251||0.307|
|Past 7 Games||3-4||-1.9||3-4||3.0||0.241||0.296||4.3||0.216||0.272|
|vs Left-handed Starters||18-10||+7.3||12-14||4.5||0.249||0.305||3.7||0.256||0.311|
|Past 7 Games||4-3||+0.8||3-4||4.7||0.283||0.324||3.9||0.253||0.315|
|7/27/2014||RYU(L)||@ SAN FRANCISCO||PEAVY(R)||4-3||W||-125||7 un||P||6||7||0||7||5||2|
|8/1/2014||HAREN(R)||CHICAGO CUBS||HENDRICKS(R)||2-8||L||-145||7.5 un||O||4||3||1||13||9||2|
|8/2/2014||RYU(L)||CHICAGO CUBS||WADA(L)||5-2||W||-185||7 un||P||11||8||0||13||12||0|
|8/3/2014||BECKETT(R)||CHICAGO CUBS||JACKSON(R)||3-7||L||-185||8 un||O||9||4||0||10||10||0|
|8/4/2014||GREINKE(R)||LA ANGELS||RICHARDS(R)||0-5||L||-115||6.5 un||U||5||7||2||7||4||0|
|8/5/2014||KERSHAW(L)||LA ANGELS||SANTIAGO(L)||5-4||W||-215||6.5 un||O||7||6||0||8||4||3|
|8/6/2014||HAREN(R)||@ LA ANGELS||SHOEMAKER(R)||2-1||W||140||8.5 un||U||9||8||0||5||3||0|
|8/7/2014||RYU(L)||@ LA ANGELS||WILSON(L)||7-0||W||-110||7.5 ov||U||13||12||0||2||4||1|
|8/8/2014||HERNANDEZ(R)||@ MILWAUKEE||LOHSE(R)||3-9||L||135||8.5 un||O||9||8||2||7||2||0|
|8/9/2014||GREINKE(R)||@ MILWAUKEE||FIERS(R)||1-4||L||-130||7.5 un||U||4||3||0||9||4||0|
|8/10/2014||KERSHAW(L)||@ MILWAUKEE||NELSON(R)|| |
|8/11/2014||HAREN(R)||@ ATLANTA||TEHERAN(R)|| |
|8/12/2014||RYU(L)||@ ATLANTA||MINOR(L)|| |
|8/13/2014||HERNANDEZ(R)||@ ATLANTA||SANTANA(R)|| |
|8/14/2014||GREINKE(R)||@ ATLANTA||HARANG(R)|| |
|8/17/2014|| ||MILWAUKEE|| || |
|7/27/2014||NELSON(R)||NY METS||DEGROM(R)||0-2||L||-130||8.5 un||U||6||8||2||7||7||1|
|7/28/2014||LOHSE(R)||@ TAMPA BAY||ODORIZZI(R)||1-2||L||130||7 un||U||3||2||0||6||6||0|
|7/29/2014||GARZA(R)||@ TAMPA BAY||COBB(R)||1-5||L||145||7 un||U||3||2||0||8||5||0|
|7/30/2014||GALLARDO(R)||@ TAMPA BAY||PRICE(L)||5-0||W||155||7 un||U||9||7||0||7||7||1|
|8/1/2014||PERALTA(R)||@ ST LOUIS||WAINWRIGHT(R)||7-4||W||145||7 un||O||12||12||0||6||7||1|
|8/2/2014||LOHSE(R)||@ ST LOUIS||MASTERSON(R)||7-9||L||-110||7.5 un||O||10||4||2||12||8||0|
|8/3/2014||GARZA(R)||@ ST LOUIS||LACKEY(R)||2-3||L||125||7.5 un||U||9||8||0||6||3||1|
|8/5/2014||NELSON(R)||SAN FRANCISCO||LINCECUM(R)||4-3||W||-125||8 ov||U||8||6||1||6||8||0|
|8/6/2014||GALLARDO(R)||SAN FRANCISCO||VOGELSONG(R)||4-7||L||-130||7.5 ov||O||13||10||0||14||12||1|
|8/7/2014||PERALTA(R)||SAN FRANCISCO||PEAVY(R)||3-1||W||-125||8.5 un||U||9||7||0||8||9||0|
|8/8/2014||LOHSE(R)||LA DODGERS||HERNANDEZ(R)||9-3||W||-145||8.5 un||O||7||2||0||9||8||2|
|8/9/2014||FIERS(R)||LA DODGERS||GREINKE(R)||4-1||W||+120||7.5 un||U||9||4||0||4||3||0|
|8/10/2014||NELSON(R)||LA DODGERS||KERSHAW(L)|| |
|8/11/2014||GALLARDO(R)||@ CHICAGO CUBS||ARRIETA(R)|| |
|8/12/2014||PERALTA(R)||@ CHICAGO CUBS||HENDRICKS(R)|| |
|8/13/2014||LOHSE(R)||@ CHICAGO CUBS||WADA(L)|| |
|8/14/2014||FIERS(R)||@ CHICAGO CUBS||JACKSON(R)|| |
|8/15/2014||NELSON(R)||@ LA DODGERS||KERSHAW(L)|| |
|8/16/2014||GALLARDO(R)||@ LA DODGERS||HAREN(R)|| |
|8/17/2014|| ||@ LA DODGERS|| || |
|LA DODGERS: LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Dodgers have spent big bucks on their roster, ramping up World Series expectations right along with the payroll. Now they want to produce results.|
They'll get the chance starting Saturday in Australia, where they open the season against NL West rival Arizona.
With a payroll in the range of $225 million-plus, the Dodgers have laid the groundwork to get to their first World Series title since 1988, when they won the title. They came up short last year, losing to St. Louis in six games in the NL championship series.
''The expectations going in this time are realistic. We're a talented club and we're capable,'' said manager Don Mattingly, who signed a three-year extension in January.
The Dodgers want to avoid the poor start they had last season, when key players were injured and the team had to rally to get back into the division race. They eventually won the title by 11 games over the Diamondbacks.
''We need to be more consistent,'' Mattingly said. ''I see it as winning every series and you'll be in pretty good shape. The next thing you know, you're 20 games over .500.''
First baseman Adrian Gonzalez is looking to follow up his strong season last year, while shortstop Hanley Ramirez, who was injured in the NL championship series, will be playing to set himself up for impending free agency.
|MILWAUKEE: MILWAUKEE (AP) - Two pitches into his spring training return, the Brewers' most important player tried to prove his point.|
Home run, Ryan Braun.
Now let's see how he fares when the games count.
Bolstered by the return of Braun from a 65-game doping suspension and the signing of free-agent starter Matt Garza, Milwaukee enters the 2014 season hoping it has the pieces to contend again in the competitive NL Central.
Braun has vowed to return to his 2011 MVP form.
''I think the expectation is to have an opportunity to compete to get back to the playoffs. That's our goal, I think it's realistic,'' Braun said during spring training in Phoenix.
Staying healthy would help, too. Besides Braun's suspension, injuries sapped much of the Brewers' power last year with projected 3-4-5 hitters Braun, Aramis Ramirez and Corey Hart each missing various lengths of time. Hart never played because of a knee injury.
Hart is gone, but Braun and Ramirez are back and bolstered by new team cornerstones who emerged last season in Carlos Gomez, Jean Segura and Jonathan Lucroy.
|~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PA SPORTSTICKER NL PREVIEW (LA DODGERS-MILWAUKEE) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ |
*Dodgers-Brewers Preview* =========================
Los Angeles (66-51) at Milwaukee (64-52), 2:10 p.m. EDT
Clayton Kershaw leads the majors with a 1.82 ERA - which seems slightly bloated compared to his 0.78 career mark at Miller Park.
He'll try to win his 11th straight decision and help the visiting Los Angeles Dodgers avoid a three-game sweep Sunday by the Milwaukee Brewers.
Los Angeles (66-52) hasn't been swept in a series of three games or longer this year and has never been swept in Milwaukee. The Dodgers have to like their chances of avoiding those fates with Kershaw (13-2) seeking to move into a tie for the most wins in baseball.
The ace left-hander is 10-0 with a 1.16 ERA in his last 12 starts, with Los Angeles winning all of them. He did not win Tuesday as he allowed three runs over seven innings in a 5-4 victory over the Los Angeles Angels.
Kershaw has limited Milwaukee (65-52) to a .227 average that is actually the third-highest against him among NL teams. Much of that damage has been at home, with Kershaw limiting the Brewers to a .133 average in three victories at Miller Park.
He figures to have his hands full with Gerardo Parra, a .360 hitter against him. Ryan Braun is 7 for 23 off Kershaw, Carlos Gomez is 4 for 10 and Rickie Weeks 4 for 11.
No Brewers hitter has gone deep against Kershaw, who has allowed 0.42 homers per nine innings to rank sixth in the majors.
Aramis Ramirez is 3 for 13 off Kershaw. The third baseman is 5 for 8 in this series and 22 for 44 during an 11-game hitting streak.
Milwaukee got all the offense it needed Saturday with Khris Davis' two-run homer in the second inning of a 4-1 victory. Davis is tied with Mark Reynolds for the team lead with 19 homers.
"I'm just looking to take it day by day," Davis told MLB's official website. "I'm happy to be here, and I'm happy I can contribute in some way."
Brewers catcher Jonathan Lucroy returned with three hits after missing the series opener with a hamstring strain.
The Dodgers will be without shortstop Hanley Ramirez, who had an MRI on his sore right rib cage and appears headed for the disabled list. He left Friday's 9-3 defeat in the first inning.
Manager Don Mattingly used Miguel Rojas at shortstop Saturday as the Dodgers totaled four hits in Zack Greinke's second straight defeat.
"We didn't do a whole lot to help," said Mattingly, who has watched Yasiel Puig go 0 for 8 in this series.
Adrian Gonzalez is 5 for 7 with two homers in this series for the Dodgers. The slugger is hitting .398 with nine homers in 23 career games at Miller Park.
Milwaukee's Jimmy Nelson (2-2, 4.20) will make his fifth straight start since being recalled from Triple-A Nashville on July 11. He earned his first career home win Tuesday by limiting San Francisco to three runs over seven innings in a 4-3 victory.
The right-hander has never faced the Dodgers.
|Last Updated: 9/22/2014 1:11:41 AM EST|