|CHI WHITE SOX ( QUINTANA )|
SAN FRANCISCO ( PEAVY )
|973||CHI WHITE SOX||+130||Ov 7.5,+100||+120||Ov 7,+100|
|974||SAN FRANCISCO||-140||Un 7.5,-120||-130||Un 7,-120|
|vs Right-handed Starters||40-47||-0.9||45-39||4.2||0.252||0.311||4.8||0.266||0.338|
|Past 7 Games||2-5||-3.6||2-5||1.7||0.211||0.241||6.1||0.285||0.350|
|vs Left-handed Starters||19-22||-2.7||13-25||3.5||0.233||0.291||3.6||0.248||0.294|
|Past 7 Games||1-6||-4.8||2-5||2.7||0.246||0.300||4.3||0.269||0.311|
|7/30/2014||NOESI(R)||@ DETROIT||SCHERZER(R)||2-7||L||225||8.5 un||O||7||4||0||13||8||0|
|7/31/2014||DANKS(L)||@ DETROIT||SMYLY(L)||7-4||W||170||9 un||O||16||11||1||9||10||1|
|8/7/2014||CARROLL(R)||@ SEATTLE||ELIAS(L)||3-13||L||175||7.5 un||O||5||7||1||12||8||1|
|8/8/2014||QUINTANA(L)||@ SEATTLE||IWAKUMA(R)||1-4||L||155||6.5 un||U||6||4||1||9||8||0|
|8/9/2014||NOESI(R)||@ SEATTLE||PAXTON(L)||2-1||W||175||7.5 un||U||10||6||1||7||4||1|
|8/10/2014||DANKS(L)||@ SEATTLE||RAMIREZ(L)||2-4||L||145||8 un||U||9||6||0||9||6||0|
|8/12/2014||SALE(L)||@ SAN FRANCISCO||VOGELSONG(R)||3-2||W||-120||6 un||U||5||6||0||9||8||0|
|8/13/2014||QUINTANA(L)||@ SAN FRANCISCO||PEAVY(R)|| |
|8/19/2014|| ||BALTIMORE||GONZALEZ(R)|| |
|8/20/2014|| ||BALTIMORE|| || |
|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)||4-3||W||-130||7 un||P||9||10||1||9||8||0|
|8/5/2014||LINCECUM(R)||@ MILWAUKEE||NELSON(R)||3-4||L||115||8 ov||U||6||8||0||8||6||1|
|8/6/2014||VOGELSONG(R)||@ MILWAUKEE||GALLARDO(R)||7-4||W||120||7.5 ov||O||14||12||1||13||10||0|
|8/7/2014||PEAVY(R)||@ MILWAUKEE||PERALTA(R)||1-3||L||115||8.5 un||U||8||9||0||9||7||0|
|8/8/2014||BUMGARNER(L)||@ KANSAS CITY||VARGAS(L)||2-4||L||105||7 ev||U||12||8||3||7||2||1|
|8/9/2014||HUDSON(R)||@ KANSAS CITY||SHIELDS(R)||0-5||L||135||7 ov||U||4||4||0||9||3||0|
|8/10/2014||LINCECUM(R)||@ KANSAS CITY||DUFFY(L)||4-7||L||145||7.5 un||O||8||9||0||10||7||0|
|8/12/2014||VOGELSONG(R)||CHI WHITE SOX||SALE(L)||2-3||L||+110||6 un||U||9||8||0||5||6||0|
|8/13/2014||PEAVY(R)||CHI WHITE SOX||QUINTANA(L)|| |
|8/19/2014||VOGELSONG(R)||@ CHICAGO CUBS||JACKSON(R)|| |
|8/20/2014|| ||@ CHICAGO CUBS|| || |
|CHI WHITE SOX: CHICAGO (AP) - From rock bottom last season to contention this year? The Chicago White Sox see no reason why it can't happen.|
They're ready to put last season's 99-loss wreck behind them and make a jump at least back to respectability, if not a run at the AL Central title.
They see a team with solid pitching, a new slugger in Jose Abreu and renewed vigor. Now, all they have to do is back it up.
''You have to pitch, you have to hit, you have to score,'' said manager Robin Ventura, entering his third season. ''You have to play defense. You have to do all of them in our division. Detroit has won it the last few years. They have a combination of everything. Unless you do that, you're not going to be close. We proved that last year.''
They had the pitching part down last season. The rest? Well, that's where things got dicey.
|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.''
|~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PA SPORTSTICKER NL PREVIEW (CHI WHITE SOX-SAN FRANCISCO) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ |
*White Sox-Giants Preview* ==========================
By JEFF MEZYDLO STATS Senior Writer
Chicago (57-63) at San Francisco (62-57), 3:45 p.m. EDT
Jake Peavy is doing all he can to end the longest winless stretch of his otherwise solid 13-year career.
Perhaps facing a former team he's fared well against will help.
Winless since late April, Peavy looks to snap a career-high five-start skid and help the San Francisco Giants avoid a sixth straight defeat Wednesday against the visiting Chicago White Sox.
Peavy (0-3, 4.82 ERA) is 0-12 with a 5.25 ERA in 18 starts since beating Toronto on April 25 with Boston for his only victory in 23 outings this season.
He received an average 2.76 runs of support while going 1-9 with a 4.72 ERA in 20 starts for the Red Sox, and six total while on the mound during his three with San Francisco (62-57). The right-hander gave up three runs and nine hits in 5 2-3 innings of a 3-1 loss at Milwaukee on Thursday.
"I've got to do more," Peavy told MLB's official website. "This entails making better pitches in crucial situations, because I can't give any more than I've given."
Peavy has looked strong while allowing three runs and eight hits in 13 innings to go 1-0 in two starts against the White Sox since they traded him to Boston at the 2013 trade deadline. He gave up a homer to Adam Dunn, two other hits, struck out eight and walked four in six innings of a 2-1 loss at Chicago on April 15.
After rallying with two runs in the ninth to force extra innings Tuesday, the Giants fell 3-2 in 10 to the White Sox.
A loser in 13 of 18 and six of seven at home, San Fransisco has totaled nine runs during the five-game slide. The Giants, who dropped a season-high six in a row twice this season, are six games back of the first-place Los Angeles Dodgers in the NL West.
They've also lost five straight interleague games, and are 1-9 against the AL since winning their first six this season. The Giants have lost six consecutive contests against the White Sox (57-63), including all four at home in the series.
After being stymied for eight innings by Chicago ace Chris Sale on Tuesday, San Francisco could be in for another difficult task when Jose Quintana (6-8, 3.04 ERA) faces the club for the first time.
The left-hander is 3-1 with a 1.82 ERA in his last 10 starts, but that loss came Friday when he allowed all four runs - two earned - in a fifth inning he never finished during a 4-1 defeat at Seattle.
Dunn, who hit a two-run homer in the first inning Tuesday, is 3 for 7 in his last two games after going 0 for 19 in his previous five.
Half of his six hits in 32 at-bats against Peavy have left the park.
Michael Morse has faced Quintana the most of any Giant, going 1 for 6 with two strikeouts. Morse, however, is batting .353 in his last five games.
Brandon Crawford drove in the tying run with a single Tuesday for his third hit in 28 at-bats.
|Last Updated: 10/21/2014 12:15:15 PM EST|