|MILWAUKEE ( LOHSE )|
SAN FRANCISCO ( BUMGARNER )
|957||MILWAUKEE||+145||Ov 6.5,-120||+140||Ov 7,+105|
|958||SAN FRANCISCO||-155||Un 6.5,+100||-150||Un 7,-125|
|vs Left-handed Starters||21-13||+7.4||14-18||4.5||0.248||0.306||3.7||0.255||0.309|
|Past 7 Games||2-5||-3.6||3-4||3.1||0.263||0.316||5.3||0.287||0.362|
|vs Right-handed Starters||50-37||+9||48-35||4.3||0.257||0.312||3.8||0.238||0.292|
|Past 7 Games||5-2||+2||2-5||5.0||0.304||0.363||3.3||0.200||0.255|
|8/17/2014||PERALTA(R)||@ LA DODGERS||HAREN(R)||7-2||W||100||8 un||O||7||4||0||8||9||1|
|8/25/2014||LOHSE(R)||@ SAN DIEGO||STULTS(L)||10-1||W||-135||7 ov||O||16||12||0||8||8||0|
|8/26/2014||NELSON(R)||@ SAN DIEGO||ROSS(R)||1-4||L||105||6.5 un||U||5||3||1||7||8||1|
|8/27/2014||GALLARDO(R)||@ SAN DIEGO||DESPAIGNE(R)||2-3||L||-135||7 ev||U||6||5||2||11||11||0|
|8/29/2014||PERALTA(R)||@ SAN FRANCISCO||VOGELSONG(R)||2-13||L||105||7 un||O||5||3||1||19||12||0|
|8/30/2014||FIERS(R)||@ SAN FRANCISCO||PEAVY(R)||1-3||L||-105||7 un||U||4||6||1||10||9||0|
|8/31/2014||LOHSE(R)||@ SAN FRANCISCO||BUMGARNER(L)|| |
|9/1/2014||NELSON(R)||@ CHICAGO CUBS||TURNER(R)|| |
|9/2/2014||GALLARDO(R)||@ CHICAGO CUBS||ARRIETA(R)|| |
|9/3/2014||PERALTA(R)||@ CHICAGO CUBS||HENDRICKS(R)|| |
|9/4/2014||FIERS(R)||ST LOUIS||MASTERSON(R)|| |
|9/5/2014|| ||ST LOUIS|| || |
|9/6/2014|| ||ST LOUIS|| || |
|9/7/2014|| ||ST LOUIS|| || |
|8/19/2014||VOGELSONG(R)||@ CHICAGO CUBS||WADA(L)||1-2||L||-110||8 ov||U||11||9||0||3||4||0|
|8/20/2014||PEAVY(R)||@ CHICAGO CUBS||JACKSON(R)||8-3||W||-130||8.5 un||O||14||8||0||11||5||0|
|8/21/2014||BUMGARNER(L)||@ CHICAGO CUBS||WOOD(L)||5-3||W||-175||8.5 un||U||12||8||0||9||7||0|
|8/22/2014||HUDSON(R)||@ WASHINGTON||FISTER(R)||10-3||W||135||7 ov||O||14||6||2||7||6||1|
|8/23/2014||LINCECUM(R)||@ WASHINGTON||ZIMMERMANN(R)||2-6||L||170||7.5 un||O||9||5||1||6||4||0|
|8/24/2014||VOGELSONG(R)||@ WASHINGTON||STRASBURG(R)||6-14||L||145||7 un||O||12||8||0||18||8||0|
|8/26/2014||BUMGARNER(L)||COLORADO||DE LA ROSA(L)||3-0||W||-235||6.5 un||U||5||5||0||1||1||2|
|9/1/2014||HUDSON(R)||@ COLORADO||MORALES(L)|| |
|9/2/2014|| ||@ COLORADO||LYLES(R)|| |
|9/3/2014||VOGELSONG(R)||@ COLORADO||BERGMAN(R)|| |
|9/5/2014|| ||@ DETROIT|| || |
|9/6/2014|| ||@ DETROIT|| || |
|9/7/2014|| ||@ DETROIT|| || |
|MILWAUKEE: MILWAUKEE (AP) - Two pitches into his spring training return, the Brewers' most important player tried to prove his point.|
Home run, Ryan Braun.
Now let's see how he fares when the games count.
Bolstered by the return of Braun from a 65-game doping suspension and the signing of free-agent starter Matt Garza, Milwaukee enters the 2014 season hoping it has the pieces to contend again in the competitive NL Central.
Braun has vowed to return to his 2011 MVP form.
''I think the expectation is to have an opportunity to compete to get back to the playoffs. That's our goal, I think it's realistic,'' Braun said during spring training in Phoenix.
Staying healthy would help, too. Besides Braun's suspension, injuries sapped much of the Brewers' power last year with projected 3-4-5 hitters Braun, Aramis Ramirez and Corey Hart each missing various lengths of time. Hart never played because of a knee injury.
Hart is gone, but Braun and Ramirez are back and bolstered by new team cornerstones who emerged last season in Carlos Gomez, Jean Segura and Jonathan Lucroy.
|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 (MILWAUKEE-SAN FRANCISCO) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ |
*Brewers-Giants Preview* ========================
By JEFF MEZYDLO STATS Senior Writer
Milwaukee (73-61) at San Francisco (72-62), 9:05 p.m. EDT
As the Milwaukee Brewers continue to struggle, Buster Posey and the San Francisco Giants have been tough to beat at home of late.
Looking to win their fifth straight on a seven-game homestand, the Giants try to hand the Brewers a fourth consecutive defeat and keep Mike Fiers from winning his fifth start in a row Saturday night.
Posey went 5 for 5 with three RBIs as San Francisco (72-62) rolled to a 13-2 win in Friday's series opener. Posey is 20 for 40 with five home runs and 13 RBIs in his last nine games for the wild card-leading Giants, who are 8-3 at AT&T Park since losing 21 of 27 there.
"We are more loose and having fun again," said outfielder Gregor Blanco, who has homered in two straight games and has six RBIs in three.
Milwaukee (73-61) holds a 1 1/2-game lead over St. Louis in the NL Central, but it's dropped six of eight and totaled five runs during a three-game losing streak.
Fiers (4-1, 1.54 ERA) has allowed four runs, 10 hits, struck out 32 and walked four in 28 innings over four starts since he was recalled from Triple-A Nashville on Aug. 9 to replace the injured Matt Garza in the rotation.
The right-hander gave up a two-run homer and struck out seven over seven innings of a 4-3 win over Pittsburgh on Sunday.
"It has been incredibly impressive," teammate Ryan Braun said. "I don't think anybody foresaw him coming up and being the best pitcher in baseball the last four starts."
Fiers, who made four relief appearances in June, went 9-10 with a 3.77 ERA in 22 starts for Milwaukee in 2012, but he was 1-4 with a 7.25 ERA in 11 games - three starts - in 2013.
"I'm just so pumped up to be up here and contribute to this team," said Fiers, who is making a serious case to remain in the rotation when Garza returns next week from a ribcage strain.
Fiers allowed a run and two hits in 1 1-3 innings of relief against San Francisco last season. He has never faced Posey.
The Giants will turn to Jake Peavy (2-4, 3.18), who appears to have finally settled in since coming over from Boston on July 26.
The right-hander posted a 4.82 ERA while dropping his first three starts for the Giants, who scored six runs with him on the mound. He allowed three runs and nine hits in 5 2-3 innings of a 3-1 loss at Milwaukee on Aug. 7 but has since gone 2-1 with a 1.71 ERA and received 17 runs of support in three outings.
Peavy gave up three runs - one earned - in seven innings of a 3-2 home defeat to Colorado on Monday.
Peavy is 3-4 in 11 starts against the Brewers despite posting a 2.73 ERA. He also gave up two runs in six innings while not receiving a decision in a 6-2 loss to Milwaukee at Fenway Park on April 4.
Jonathan Lucroy is 4 for 5 with a home run and two doubles against Peavy this season, and he's batting .400 with four doubles in four games against the Giants in 2014.
|Last Updated: 10/1/2014 7:22:38 PM EST|