|COLORADO ( LYLES )|
SAN DIEGO ( HAHN )
|959||COLORADO||+140||Ov 6.5,-115||+140||Ov 6.5,-110|
|960||SAN DIEGO||-150||Un 6.5,-105||-150||Un 6.5,-110|
|vs Right-handed Starters||30-52||-23.1||42-32||4.8||0.279||0.326||5.5||0.273||0.335|
|Past 7 Games||2-5||-2.9||3-3||4.6||0.262||0.303||6.0||0.260||0.330|
|vs Right-handed Starters||40-50||-12.3||36-52||3.3||0.226||0.283||3.6||0.243||0.304|
|Past 7 Games||5-2||+3.6||3-4||3.4||0.249||0.332||2.4||0.242||0.316|
|7/28/2014||FLANDE(L)||@ CHICAGO CUBS||WADA(L)||1-4||L||130||7.5 un||U||6||5||1||8||3||0|
|7/29/2014||DE LA ROSA(L)||@ CHICAGO CUBS||JACKSON(R)||3-4||L||-110||7.5 ov||U||9||12||0||12||16||1|
|7/30/2014||ANDERSON(L)||@ CHICAGO CUBS||WOOD(L)||6-4||W||-110||7.5 un||O||12||9||1||14||7||0|
|7/31/2014||HERNANDEZ(L)||@ CHICAGO CUBS||ARRIETA(R)||1-3||L||185||8.5 ov||U||5||6||0||6||4||0|
|8/1/2014||MORALES(L)||@ DETROIT||VERLANDER(R)||2-4||L||205||9 ov||U||9||8||0||8||8||0|
|8/2/2014||MATZEK(L)||@ DETROIT||PORCELLO(R)||5-11||L||190||9 un||O||8||6||1||16||4||1|
|8/3/2014||DE LA ROSA(L)||@ DETROIT||SANCHEZ(R)||0-4||L||205||8.5 ev||U||4||5||0||8||6||1|
|8/5/2014||ANDERSON(L)||CHICAGO CUBS||WOOD(L)||5-6||L||-125||10 un||O||15||12||1||8||8||0|
|8/6/2014||LYLES(R)||CHICAGO CUBS||ARRIETA(R)||13-4||W||+115||9.5 ov||O||16||4||0||8||5||0|
|8/7/2014||FLANDE(L)||CHICAGO CUBS||HENDRICKS(R)||2-6||L||-120||10.5 un||U||7||6||1||8||2||0|
|8/8/2014||MATZEK(L)||@ ARIZONA||ANDERSON(R)||3-5||L||105||8 un||P||9||7||2||8||9||1|
|8/9/2014||DE LA ROSA(L)||@ ARIZONA||CAHILL(R)||4-14||L||-105||8 un||O||6||5||2||15||2||1|
|8/10/2014||MORALES(L)||@ ARIZONA||MILEY(L)||5-3||W||145||8.5 un||U||9||7||2||8||10||0|
|8/11/2014||LYLES(R)||@ SAN DIEGO||HAHN(R)|| |
|8/12/2014||FLANDE(L)||@ SAN DIEGO||DESPAIGNE(R)|| |
|8/13/2014||MATZEK(L)||@ SAN DIEGO||KENNEDY(R)|| |
|8/14/2014||DE LA ROSA(L)||CINCINNATI||LEAKE(R)|| |
|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)||1-3||L||105||7.5 un||U||12||11||0||5||5||0|
|8/6/2014||DESPAIGNE(R)||@ MINNESOTA||CORREIA(R)||5-4||W||-105||8.5 un||O||9||7||1||10||14||0|
|8/8/2014||KENNEDY(R)||@ PITTSBURGH||WORLEY(R)||1-2||L||105||7 ev||U||5||4||1||8||7||0|
|8/9/2014||STULTS(L)||@ PITTSBURGH||LIRIANO(L)||2-1||W||155||7 ov||U||4||5||0||9||8||0|
|8/10/2014||ROSS(R)||@ PITTSBURGH||MORTON(R)||8-2||W||100||7.5 un||O||11||9||0||7||7||1|
|8/14/2014||STULTS(L)||@ ST LOUIS||LACKEY(R)|| |
|8/15/2014||ROSS(R)||@ ST LOUIS||LYNN(R)|| |
|8/16/2014||HAHN(R)||@ ST LOUIS||MILLER(R)|| |
|8/17/2014||DESPAIGNE(R)||@ ST LOUIS||WAINWRIGHT(R)|| |
|COLORADO: DENVER (AP) - Justin Morneau wears Larry Walker's old number and is stepping in for Todd Helton.|
Just so it's clear, though: He doesn't expect to be the next Walker and certainly isn't trying to make Colorado Rockies fans forget all about Helton, the everyday first baseman in the Mile High City since 1997.
Morneau can only be himself, a slick fielder who's a four-time All-Star and former AL MVP.
That's not too bad, either.
Still, the Rockies wouldn't mind if Morneau channeled a little bit of those two Colorado icons to help them get back to the postseason. But that's a lot of cleats to fill, especially when it comes to Helton, the franchise's leader in virtually every offensive category.
Morneau's goals are more modest: Slide seamlessly into to this potent lineup, one that includes good friend and reigning NL batting champion Michael Cuddyer, along with Carlos Gonzalez and Troy Tulowitzki.
The 32-year-old Morneau knows the comparisons to Helton are inevitable. No. 17 spent 17 seasons in purple pinstripes, endearing himself to the community. The team will honor Helton on Aug. 17 when they retire his number (although Helton's first send-off will be hard to top, when the club gave him a horse in his last home game).
''From the outside looking in, it looks like I'm coming in to replace him,'' said Morneau, who wears No. 33 because of Walker, his boyhood idol. ''But that's not my thought process. My thought process is to just come in and be me and do what I can do.''
Cuddyer thinks Morneau will fit in just fine.
''If you think about the guy you're replacing, you're already not doing yourself a good service,'' said Cuddyer, who was teammates with Morneau in Minnesota. ''He respects (Helton), but he also understands he has to go out there and be himself.''
|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.
|~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PA SPORTSTICKER NL PREVIEW (COLORADO-SAN DIEGO) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ |
*Rockies-Padres Preview* ========================
By KEVIN CHROUST STATS Writer
Colorado (45-71) at San Diego (53-62), 10:10 p.m. EDT
After a 3-2 road trip during which their pitchers continued their run of dominance, the San Diego Padres return home for a three-game series with baseball's worst road team.
Chances for extending their recent success seem high with Jesse Hahn getting the ball Monday night looking to further his impressive rookie season against the lowly Colorado Rockies.
They'll also have a new bat to deploy against the shaky Colorado pitching staff with outfield prospect Rymer Liriano set for a promotion.
Liriano, the organization's No. 6 prospect according to MLB.com, hit .292 with 14 home runs, 66 RBIs and 20 steals with Triple-A El Paso and Double-A San Antonio.
San Diego (54-62) continued to distance itself from Colorado (46-71) and Arizona at the bottom of the NL West by capturing two of three in a weekend series in Pittsburgh. Sunday's 8-2 victory was its eighth in 11 games.
"We're just playing good baseball," manager Bud Black said.
Most of that good baseball has been pitching related. The Padres have an MLB-best 2.03 ERA while allowing two runs or fewer seven times in that span.
Hahn (7-3, 2.28 ERA), however, hasn't limited his success to a few weeks. The right-hander hasn't allowed over three runs since his debut on June 3, though he's had some control issues with 13 walks in 24 2-3 innings over his last four starts. The 25-year-old has managed it by allowing no more than four hits in those outings, which has his season opponents' batting average at a meager .184.
"He's done great work for a rookie pitcher that, coming into Spring Training, wasn't as high on the radar as other players," Black told MLB's official website. "So it's a tribute to Jesse that he's broken through when given the opportunity."
Tuesday's 3-1 loss in Minnesota, though, fell on his shoulders after surrendering three runs and four hits with four walks in 5 2-3 innings.
San Diego turns its attention to the Rockies having won five of seven in the series at PETCO Park with a 1.86 ERA.
The Rockies, tied with Texas for the worst record in baseball, are an MLB-worst 18-41 on the road and haven't won consecutive away games since a three-game sweep of San Francisco from June 13-15. They're 3-20 since with an average of 2.91 runs.
Jordan Lyles hasn't made a road start in that stretch, and his presence could help. The right-hander is 2-0 with a 3.60 ERA in seven starts away from Coors Field this season.
Lyles (6-1, 3.72) returned for Wednesday's 13-4 win over the Chicago Cubs after a two-month absence with a broken non-pitching hand. The 23-year-old earned the decision but wasn't at his best, allowing four runs and six hits in six innings.
He was able to throw in his time away, so he worked on developing a new changeup.
"This year my changeup hadn't been too great," Lyles said. "I wanted to figure out a way to offset my fastball, cutter and my harder curveball to get that gap in between speeds."
Against the Padres, Lyles has been hit hard over five career starts, going 1-3 with a 6.93 ERA and .421 opponents' on-base percentage.
Rockies outfielder Carlos Gonzalez's throw-away season continued Sunday when he was placed on the disabled list with left knee tendinitis.
Padres first baseman Tommy Medica missed Sunday after a pitch hit him in the head Saturday night, and shortstop Everth Cabrera was scratched with a left hamstring cramp.
San Diego's Seth Smith is batting .464 with four home runs, five doubles and nine RBIs in 10 games against his former team.
|Last Updated: 10/1/2014 9:28:52 AM EST|