|LA DODGERS ( HAREN )|
SAN DIEGO ( CASHNER )
|961||LA DODGERS||+110||Ov 7,+105||-105||Ov 6.5,-125|
|962||SAN DIEGO||-120||Un 7,-125||-105||Un 6.5,+105|
|vs Right-handed Starters||54-47||-5||53-46||4.2||0.265||0.324||4.0||0.251||0.306|
|Past 7 Games||5-2||+2.6||4-3||4.4||0.271||0.340||4.0||0.256||0.298|
|vs Right-handed Starters||46-56||-11.8||42-58||3.4||0.230||0.291||3.7||0.243||0.304|
|Past 7 Games||3-4||-0.9||2-5||2.7||0.199||0.280||4.1||0.251||0.307|
|8/19/2014||CORREIA(R)||SAN DIEGO||KENNEDY(R)||8-6||W||+100||7 ev||O||9||4||1||14||7||2|
|8/20/2014||HERNANDEZ(R)||SAN DIEGO||STULTS(L)||1-4||L||-135||7.5 un||U||6||7||3||11||8||1|
|8/21/2014||KERSHAW(L)||SAN DIEGO||ROSS(R)||2-1||W||-235||5.5 un||U||4||2||0||3||4||0|
|8/22/2014||HAREN(R)||NY METS||NIESE(L)||6-2||W||-130||7.5 un||O||11||8||1||6||3||3|
|8/23/2014||GREINKE(R)||NY METS||DEGROM(R)||7-4||W||-160||6.5 un||O||8||3||1||12||8||1|
|8/24/2014||CORREIA(R)||NY METS||COLON(R)||3-11||L||-110||7.5 ov||O||9||6||1||14||4||0|
|8/26/2014||HERNANDEZ(R)||@ ARIZONA||CAHILL(R)||9-5||W||-105||8.5 ov||O||14||6||0||9||9||1|
|8/27/2014||KERSHAW(L)||@ ARIZONA||MILEY(L)||3-1||W||-230||7 un||U||8||8||1||6||7||0|
|8/29/2014||HAREN(R)||@ SAN DIEGO||CASHNER(R)|| |
|8/30/2014||GREINKE(R)||@ SAN DIEGO||KENNEDY(R)|| |
|8/31/2014||CORREIA(R)||@ SAN DIEGO||STULTS(L)|| |
|9/5/2014|| ||ARIZONA|| || |
|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)||6-8||L||-110||7 ev||O||14||7||2||9||4||1|
|8/20/2014||STULTS(L)||@ LA DODGERS||HERNANDEZ(R)||4-1||W||125||7.5 un||U||11||8||1||6||7||3|
|8/21/2014||ROSS(R)||@ LA DODGERS||KERSHAW(L)||1-2||L||215||5.5 un||U||3||4||0||4||2||0|
|8/22/2014||DESPAIGNE(R)||@ ARIZONA||COLLMENTER(R)||1-5||L||110||8.5 un||U||4||2||2||7||6||0|
|8/23/2014||CASHNER(R)||@ ARIZONA||NUNO(L)||2-5||L||-115||8 un||U||3||3||0||10||8||0|
|8/24/2014||KENNEDY(R)||@ ARIZONA||ANDERSON(R)||7-4||W||-110||7.5 ev||O||8||6||0||11||10||0|
|8/29/2014||CASHNER(R)||LA DODGERS||HAREN(R)|| |
|8/30/2014||KENNEDY(R)||LA DODGERS||GREINKE(R)|| |
|8/31/2014||STULTS(L)||LA DODGERS||CORREIA(R)|| |
|9/5/2014|| ||@ COLORADO|| || |
|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.
|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 (LA DODGERS-SAN DIEGO) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ |
*Dodgers-Padres Preview* ========================
By KEVIN CHROUST STATS Writer
Los Angeles (76-58) at San Diego (62-70), 10:10 p.m. EDT
There was a time last month when the Los Angeles Dodgers' starting staff was able to thrive despite Dan Haren's struggles.
With injuries piling up, they're needing more from him as September approaches.
The right-hander will try for a fourth win in five starts Friday night as the Dodgers open a three-game series with the San Diego Padres, baseball's best home team since the end of June.
Los Angeles (76-58) is operating with starters Josh Beckett and Hyun-Jin Ryu on the disabled list while Zack Greinke pitches through elbow soreness.
"I have to be able to step up," Haren told MLB's official website. "I've been one of the five guys all year and however many starts I have left, they have to be as good as they can be."
Haren (11-10, 4.44 ERA) began the month by losing a fifth straight start, but he's since gone 3-1 with a 2.70 ERA and .200 opponents' batting average in his last four.
In Friday's 6-2 home win over the New York Mets, Haren gave up a run and three hits while striking out six.
He's 1-0 with a 2.31 ERA in two starts at Petco Park this season. Alexi Amarista is 4 for 7 with two doubles and a home run against Haren lifetime while Will Venable is 2 for 17.
Should things regress for Haren, the Dodgers have a nice cushion in the NL West to fall back on. After Wednesday's 3-1 victory in Arizona - their NL-best 11th in 14 road games since July 25 - they've won six of eight and can remain singularly focused.
"We've put ourselves in a position where we don't have to worry about anyone else but ourselves," manager Don Mattingly said.
Offensively, Justin Turner continued to perform with his fifth multihit game in his last seven. The infielder is batting .458 in that span and has seen his average jump to a season-best .321. He's a career .344 hitter against San Diego, though he's never faced Andrew Cashner.
Cashner (2-6, 2.43) will make his second start since returning from a two-month DL stint because of right shoulder soreness. The right-hander surrendered two runs and seven hits in five innings and didn't get a decision in Saturday's 5-2 loss in Arizona.
"I didn't feel that I commanded anything, but I gave us a chance to win," Cashner said. "I am a better pitcher than the way I showed tonight, but it was definitely a step in the right direction."
Cashner has been fantastic in four career starts against the Dodgers, but doesn't have a win to show for it. He's posted a 0.96 ERA in those outings, including holding Los Angeles to one run over six innings in San Diego's home opener, but is 0-1.
Hanley Ramirez is 1 for 14 lifetime against Cashner, Yasiel Puig is 1 for 11 and Matt Kemp is 0 for 7.
San Diego (62-70) has won three of four and began a 10-game homestand by taking two of three against Milwaukee. Wednesday's 3-2 win in 10 innings was its 17th in 22 games at Petco since June 29, giving it the majors' top home winning percentage in that time thanks to a 2.12 ERA.
Los Angeles has won the last six series with San Diego and 16 of 21 games since June 22, 2013. The rotation has been exceptional during that stretch with a 1.64 ERA.
Dodgers first baseman Adrian Gonzalez didn't start Wednesday due to a stiff back, though he entered as a defensive replacement. He's batting just .149 in 13 games this season against his former team.
|Last Updated: 9/20/2014 9:03:07 PM EST|