|LA DODGERS ( RYU )|
SAN DIEGO ( STULTS )
|959||LA DODGERS||-140||Ov 7,-115||-155||Ov 7,+100|
|960||SAN DIEGO||+130||Un 7,-105||+145||Un 7,-120|
|vs Left-handed Starters||22-11||+8.4||10-19||3.9||0.244||0.326||2.7||0.213||0.269|
|Past 7 Games||4-3||+0.5||4-3||4.4||0.276||0.339||4.0||0.251||0.299|
|vs Left-handed Starters||16-14||+3.4||5-22||3.1||0.214||0.277||2.5||0.210||0.277|
|Past 7 Games||5-2||+3.4||2-5||3.1||0.222||0.313||3.6||0.257||0.312|
|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)||2-3||L||100||6.5 ov||U||11||11||1||8||11||0|
|8/30/2014||GREINKE(R)||@ SAN DIEGO||KENNEDY(R)||1-2||L||-140||6.5 un||U||8||10||0||7||5||0|
|8/31/2014||RYU(L)||@ SAN DIEGO||STULTS(L)|| |
|9/5/2014|| ||ARIZONA|| || |
|9/6/2014|| ||ARIZONA|| || |
|9/7/2014|| ||ARIZONA|| || |
|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)||3-2||W||-110||6.5 ov||U||8||11||0||11||11||1|
|8/30/2014||KENNEDY(R)||LA DODGERS||GREINKE(R)||2-1||W||+130||6.5 un||U||7||5||0||8||10||0|
|8/31/2014||STULTS(L)||LA DODGERS||RYU(L)|| |
|9/5/2014|| ||@ COLORADO|| || |
|9/6/2014|| ||@ COLORADO|| || |
|9/7/2014|| ||@ 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* ========================
Los Angeles (76-59) at San Diego (63-70), 8:40 p.m. EDT
Zack Greinke is unbeaten against the NL West this year and has never lost to the San Diego Padres.
His mound opponent, Ian Kennedy, hasn't beaten the Los Angeles Dodgers over the last two seasons.
The visiting Dodgers have to like their chances of evening this three-game set Saturday night behind Greinke, whose teams are 6-0 in his outings against the Padres.
Greinke (13-8, 2.79 ERA) is 8-0 with a 1.79 ERA in 10 starts against division opponents and 5-8 with a 3.48 ERA in his other 16 outings.
The right-hander took advantage of two extra days of rest to limit the New York Mets to four runs in seven innings last Saturday in a 7-4 win.
"I thought I pitched really well," he said. "I felt great again today. And so hopefully that's how it stays."
Greinke is 9-0 with a 2.31 ERA in 13 road starts against NL West opponents with the Dodgers.
He is 4-0 with a 2.00 ERA against the Padres (63-70), limiting Jedd Gyorko and Alexi Amarista each to one hit in seven at-bats and Will Venable to two in 15. Seth Smith may be San Diego's biggest threat since he is 6 for 15 off Greinke although he is in a 1-for-23 slump.
Getting runs for Kennedy (10-11, 3.75) hasn't been easy - his 3.53 run support average is baseball's 10th-lowest mark.
He is a southern California native and USC product who went 5-2 with a 3.24 ERA in his first eight outings against the Dodgers (76-59) before going 0-4 with a 5.53 ERA in his next seven - including 0-2 with a 4.70 ERA in four this year.
The right-hander bounced back from an Aug. 19 defeat to Los Angeles by yielding three runs over 5 2-3 innings to earn Sunday's 7-4 win at Arizona.
"His breaking ball and his changeup, he mixed it in good," manager Bud Black said.
Carl Crawford is a .348 hitter against Kennedy and Andre Ethier is at .324. Faring poorly are Adrian Gonzalez (.212) and Hanley Ramirez (3 for 18).
This is the second meeting this season between these starters, who were part of a memorable brawl in which six players and coaches were ejected last June 11 when Kennedy was with Arizona and hit both Greinke and Yasiel Puig with pitches.
Puig, 3 for 15 against Kennedy, could be back in the starting lineup Saturday. He did not start in Friday's 3-2, 12-inning loss because manager Don Mattingly said the outfielder seems frustrated.
Puig is hitless in 17 at-bats after striking out as a pinch hitter Friday.
"He has to figure out his way and get ready," Mattingly told MLB's official website. "He needs the mental approach to keep his body good and his mind right. It's a balance."
Ethier made just his third start in the Dodgers' last 12 games in Puig's place. Justin Turner continues to shine, going 14 for 29 in his last eight games after a three-hit effort Friday.
Los Angeles' NL West lead over San Francisco was cut to 3 1/2 games.
Yasmani Grandal singled in the winning run for San Diego, which has won three straight against division leaders after taking two of three from Milwaukee earlier this week.
|Last Updated: 9/23/2014 5:24:29 PM EST|