|SAN DIEGO ( KENNEDY )|
LA DODGERS ( CORREIA )
|959||SAN DIEGO||+120||Ov 7,-115||+100||Ov 7,-110|
|960||LA DODGERS||-130||Un 7,-105||-110||Un 7,-110|
|vs Right-handed Starters||42-53||-13.2||39-54||3.3||0.227||0.287||3.7||0.243||0.304|
|Past 7 Games||4-3||+1.2||4-3||4.7||0.253||0.349||3.9||0.239||0.298|
|vs Right-handed Starters||50-46||-7.9||49-45||4.1||0.264||0.324||4.0||0.249||0.305|
|Past 7 Games||3-4||-1.6||4-3||3.6||0.276||0.326||3.9||0.223||0.285|
|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)||3-4||L||175||7.5 un||U||8||8||1||7||5||0|
|8/15/2014||ROSS(R)||@ ST LOUIS||LYNN(R)||2-4||L||125||7 un||U||8||8||0||8||9||0|
|8/16/2014||HAHN(R)||@ ST LOUIS||MILLER(R)||9-5||W||115||7.5 un||O||9||8||0||8||7||0|
|8/17/2014||DESPAIGNE(R)||@ ST LOUIS||WAINWRIGHT(R)||6-7||L||182||7 un||O||8||7||0||10||5||1|
|8/19/2014||KENNEDY(R)||@ LA DODGERS||CORREIA(R)|| |
|8/20/2014||STULTS(L)||@ LA DODGERS||HERNANDEZ(R)|| |
|8/21/2014||ROSS(R)||@ LA DODGERS||GREINKE(R)|| |
|8/22/2014||HAHN(R)||@ ARIZONA||COLLMENTER(R)|| |
|8/23/2014||DESPAIGNE(R)||@ ARIZONA||NUNO(L)|| |
|8/24/2014||KENNEDY(R)||@ ARIZONA||ANDERSON(R)|| |
|8/26/2014|| ||MILWAUKEE|| || |
|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)||5-1||W||-145||6.5 ov||U||14||12||0||6||4||2|
|8/11/2014||CORREIA(R)||@ ATLANTA||TEHERAN(R)||6-2||W||170||7.5 ev||O||11||7||0||6||5||1|
|8/12/2014||HAREN(R)||@ ATLANTA||MINOR(L)||4-2||W||120||8 un||U||10||7||1||6||6||1|
|8/13/2014||RYU(L)||@ ATLANTA||SANTANA(R)||2-3||L||120||6.5 un||U||11||11||0||8||8||1|
|8/14/2014||HERNANDEZ(R)||@ ATLANTA||HARANG(R)||6-4||W||120||7.5 un||O||12||8||0||11||9||1|
|8/19/2014||CORREIA(R)||SAN DIEGO||KENNEDY(R)|| |
|8/20/2014||HERNANDEZ(R)||SAN DIEGO||STULTS(L)|| |
|8/21/2014||GREINKE(R)||SAN DIEGO||ROSS(R)|| |
|8/22/2014||KERSHAW(L)||NY METS||NIESE(L)|| |
|8/23/2014||HAREN(R)||NY METS||MONTERO(R)|| |
|8/24/2014||CORREIA(R)||NY METS||COLON(R)|| |
|8/26/2014|| ||@ ARIZONA|| || |
|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.
|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.
|~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PA SPORTSTICKER NL PREVIEW (SAN DIEGO-LA DODGERS) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ |
*Padres-Dodgers Preview* ========================
By JEFF BARTL STATS Writer
San Diego (58-65) at Los Angeles (70-56), 10:10 p.m. EDT
Manager Don Mattingly finds the Los Angeles Dodgers' current slump to be nothing more than a regular occurrence for any club during a very long season.
That is, of course, unless they let it spiral out of control.
Los Angeles looks to avoid its longest losing streak of the season as Kevin Correia takes the mound Tuesday night in the opener of a three-game set against the San Diego Padres at Chavez Ravine.
The Dodgers (70-56) fell to Milwaukee 7-2 on Sunday at home, marking the first time in 2014 they've been swept in a three-game series. They have the majors' best road record, but they're just 30-30 at Dodger Stadium and 2-6 this month.
Los Angeles hasn't dropped four in a row since September but had Monday off to regroup and plays sub-.500 opponents in its next 11 games. It holds a 3 1/2-game lead over San Francisco atop the NL West.
"This feels pretty normal for me," Mattingly said. "This club's been a club that we seem to go up and down. And now it'll be the same thing again here, and we'll see how we respond.
"Obviously, you lose three straight, a day off sounds pretty good."
The Dodgers look to bounce back behind Correia (1-0, 1.50 ERA), who will be making his second start since being acquired from Minnesota on Aug. 9.
He allowed one run in six innings of a 6-2 win over Atlanta in his Dodgers debut last Monday. The right-hander is 6-13 with a 4.79 ERA in 24 starts on the season, but he's 1-0 with a 2.50 ERA over his last three.
Correia originally was acquired to pitch out of the bullpen, but he's getting the chance to start with Hyun-Jin Ryu on the disabled list with a strained right glute.
"I haven't had that feeling I don't think since being called up (to the majors for the first time)," Correia said. "I come in and I have a locker next to the best pitcher on the planet (Clayton Kershaw). I couldn't be happier with the spot that I'm in right now."
Correia pitched for San Diego from 2009-10 and faced his former team twice this season with the Twins, allowing three runs in six innings on both May 20 and Aug. 6.
He'll be opposed by Ian Kennedy, who is beginning to feel more comfortable after dealing with a recent injury.
Kennedy (9-10, 3.54) allowed three runs and struck out eight in six innings of a 5-3 win over Colorado on Wednesday, improving to 4-1 with a 2.57 ERA over his last eight starts.
The right-hander missed a turn in the rotation with a minor oblique strain in late July and said his most recent outing felt better than the previous two since the injury.
"I tried to rely on the fastball command," Kennedy said. "For the most part, physically, I was pretty happy how I felt. Best I've felt in a while."
Kennedy will be making his fourth start against the Dodgers this season. He went 0-3 with a 6.51 ERA in his previous six against them before giving up three hits and striking out eight in eight scoreless innings of San Diego's 1-0 loss July 12. That game came at Dodger Stadium, where the USC alumnus has allowed two runs and nine hits in his last 20 2-3 innings.
The Padres (58-65) have lost seven of 10 against Los Angeles this season, and they're coming off losing three of four at St. Louis.
San Diego fell 7-6 on Sunday, but Abraham Almonte's two-run single in the ninth nearly sparked a comeback.
"That's a good sign," manager Bud Black said. "Our guys are playing hard, they're playing their hearts out, which is great."
|Last Updated: 9/17/2014 2:33:06 AM EST|