|LA DODGERS ( WOOD )|
ARIZONA ( WALKER )
|961||LA DODGERS||-120||Ov 10,-110||-135||Ov 9.5,-115|
|962||ARIZONA||+110||Un 10,-110||+125||Un 9.5,-105|
|vs Right-handed Starters||5-2||+1.2||3-4||5.6||0.256||0.355||0.423||0.778||2.0||0.189||0.241||0.323||0.564|
|Past 7 Games||3-4||-3.2||2-5||3.6||0.248||0.325||0.376||0.702||3.1||0.217||0.280||0.350||0.630|
|vs Left-handed Starters||3-3||+1.2||3-3||3.3||0.250||0.285||0.368||0.653||4.5||0.264||0.327||0.425||0.752|
|Past 7 Games||3-4||-0.2||3-4||3.4||0.212||0.279||0.314||0.593||3.6||0.239||0.297||0.385||0.682|
|4/7/2017||RYU(L)||@ COLORADO||FREELAND(L)||1-2||L||-140||12 ov||U||5||6||2||6||5||0|
|4/8/2017||KERSHAW(L)||@ COLORADO||GRAY(R)||2-4||L||-200||9.5 un||U||7||6||0||9||5||0|
|4/9/2017||MAEDA(R)||@ COLORADO||ANDERSON(L)||10-6||W||-125||10 un||O||15||9||1||9||6||2|
|4/10/2017||WOOD(L)||@ CHICAGO CUBS||LESTER(L)||2-3||L||130||8.5 un||U||6||8||2||6||10||3|
|4/12/2017||MCCARTHY(R)||@ CHICAGO CUBS||LACKEY(R)||2-0||W||120||7.5 un||U||5||9||1||5||5||1|
|4/13/2017||RYU(L)||@ CHICAGO CUBS||ANDERSON(L)||0-4||L||110||7.5 un||U||6||9||0||8||6||0|
|4/21/2017||WOOD(L)||@ ARIZONA||WALKER(R)|| |
|4/22/2017||MAEDA(R)||@ ARIZONA||RAY(L)|| |
|4/23/2017||MCCARTHY(R)||@ ARIZONA||MILLER(R)|| |
|4/24/2017||RYU(L)||@ SAN FRANCISCO||CAIN(R)|| |
|4/25/2017||KERSHAW(L)||@ SAN FRANCISCO||BUMGARNER(L)|| |
|4/26/2017||WOOD(L)||@ SAN FRANCISCO||CUETO(R)|| |
|4/27/2017||MAEDA(R)||@ SAN FRANCISCO||MOORE(L)|| |
|4/28/2017|| ||PHILADELPHIA|| || |
|4/10/2017||WALKER(R)||@ SAN FRANCISCO||MOORE(L)||1-4||L||120||8 un||U||4||4||2||6||8||0|
|4/11/2017||RAY(L)||@ SAN FRANCISCO||SAMARDZIJA(R)||4-3||W||115||7.5 un||U||9||10||0||10||13||0|
|4/12/2017||MILLER(R)||@ SAN FRANCISCO||CAIN(R)||2-6||L||-105||8.5 ev||U||8||9||2||9||10||1|
|4/14/2017||GREINKE(R)||@ LA DODGERS||KERSHAW(L)||1-7||L||220||6 ov||O||4||4||0||13||9||0|
|4/15/2017||CORBIN(L)||@ LA DODGERS||MAEDA(R)||4-8||L||160||8 un||O||5||4||2||11||10||3|
|4/16/2017||WALKER(R)||@ LA DODGERS||HILL(L)||3-1||W||185||7.5 ov||U||9||7||0||5||6||0|
|4/17/2017||RAY(L)||@ LA DODGERS||MCCARTHY(R)||4-2||W||140||7.5 un||U||10||9||1||5||7||0|
|4/18/2017||MILLER(R)||@ SAN DIEGO||COSART(R)||11-2||W||-115||8 un||O||9||10||0||7||5||4|
|4/19/2017||GREINKE(R)||@ SAN DIEGO||CHACIN(R)||0-1||L||-130||7.5 un||U||4||4||1||5||4||0|
|4/20/2017||CORBIN(L)||@ SAN DIEGO||RICHARD(L)||1-4||L||-110||7.5 ov||U||9||8||0||6||1||2|
|4/21/2017||WALKER(R)||LA DODGERS||WOOD(L)|| |
|4/22/2017||RAY(L)||LA DODGERS||MAEDA(R)|| |
|4/23/2017||MILLER(R)||LA DODGERS||MCCARTHY(R)|| |
|4/24/2017||GREINKE(R)||SAN DIEGO||CHACIN(R)|| |
|4/25/2017||CORBIN(L)||SAN DIEGO||RICHARD(L)|| |
|4/26/2017||WALKER(R)||SAN DIEGO||CAHILL(R)|| |
|4/27/2017||RAY(L)||SAN DIEGO||WEAVER(R)|| |
|4/28/2017|| ||COLORADO|| || |
|LA DODGERS: 2016: 91-71, first place, lost to Chicago Cubs in NLCS
Manager: Dave Roberts (second season)
Who's new? IF Logan Forsythe, OF Franklin Gutierrez, OF Brett Eibner, RHP Sergio Romo
Who's gone? OF Josh Reddick, C Carlos Ruiz, RHP Joe Blanton, RHP Jose De Leon, LHP J.P. Howell, RHP Louis Coleman, RHP Jesse Chavez
Projected lineup: 2B Logan Forsythe (.264, 20 HR, 52 RBI with Rays) or Chase Utley (.252, 14, 52), SS Corey Seager (.308, 26 72), 3B Justin Turner (.275, 27, 90), 1B Adrian Gonzalez (.285, 18, 90), RF Yasiel Puig (.263, 11, 45) or Andre Ethier (.208, 1, 2 in 16 games), C Yasmani Grandal (.228, 27, 72), CF Joc Pederson (.246, 25, 68), LF Andrew Toles (.314, 3, 16) or Trayce Thompson (.225, 13, 32)
Rotation: LH Clayton Kershaw (12-4, 1.69 ERA), RH Kenta Maeda (16-11, 3.48), LH Rich Hill (12-5, 2.12 with A's and Dodgers), RH Brandon McCarthy (2-3, 4.95), LH Hyun-Jin Ryu (0-1, 11.57 in one game) or LH Alex Wood (1-4, 3.73)
Key relievers: RH Kenley Jansen (3-2, 1.83, 47/53 SV), RH Pedro Baez (3-2, 3.04), LH Grant Dayton (0-1, 2.05), LH Luis Avilan (3-0, 3.20), RH Josh Fields (1-0, 4.63 with Astros and Dodgers), RH Sergio Romo (1-0, 2.64 with Giants), RH Chris Hatcher (5-4, 5.53)
Hot spots: Outfield and rotation. The Dodgers set a record for Disabled List trips in 2016. Ethier, who missed most of last season with a broken tibia, compared his recent back injury to 'Groundhog Day.' Even without Ethier there isn't room for Puig, Pederson, Toles, Thompson, Scott Van Slyke, Franklin Gutierrez and Brett Eibner. The pitching staff was decimated last year too, but a deep farm system produced a wave of capable reinforcements. If Scott Kazmir, McCarthy or Ryu can't pitch, Julio Urias, Brock Stewart and Ross Stripling can step in.
Outlook: After two straight winters laying low on the free agent market, Andrew Friedman bet big on his 2016 roster. Turner, Jansen, Hill and Utley all re-signed, giving the Dodgers a chance to prove last season's NLCS run wasn't a fluke. A full season of Kershaw and Hill ' to name just two ' would improve the team's chances of claiming a fifth straight division title. If the Dodgers want to take the next step, they'll have to get past the defending champion Chicago Cubs, a potential perennial powerhouse whose roster remains similarly intact.
|ARIZONA: 2016: 69-93, fourth place
Manager: Torey Lovullo (first season)
Who's new? C Chris Iannetta, C Jeff Mathis, IF/OF Daniel Descalso, RHP Taijuan Walker, RHP Fernando Rodney, RHP Tom Wilhelmsen, RHP Kevin Jepsen, RHP Tyler Jones
Who's gone? Manager Chip Hale, SS Jean Segura, IF/OF Phil Gosselin, OF Peter O'Brien, C Welington Castillo, C Tuffy Gosewich, OF Rickie Weeks Jr., RHP Daniel Hudson, LHP Edwin Escobar
Projected lineup: CF A.J. Pollock (.244, 2 HR, 4 RBI in 12 games), 3B Jake Lamb (.249, 9, 29), 1B Paul Goldschmidt (.297, 24, 95, 32 SB), RF David Peralta (.251, .4, 15), LF Yasmany Tomas (.272, 31, 83), 2B Brandon Drury (.282, 16, 53), SS Chris Owings (.277, 5, 49, 21 SB), C Chris Iannetta (.210, 7, 24 with Mariners) or Jeff Mathis (.238, 2, 15 with Marlins)
Rotation: RH Zack Greinke (13-7, 4.37 ERA), RH Taijuan Walker (8-11, 4.22), LH Robbie Ray (8-15, 4.90), LH Patrick Corbin (5-13, 5.15), RH Shelby Miller (3-12, 6.15)
Key relievers: RH Fernando Rodney (2-4, 3.44, 25/28 SV with Padres and Marlins), RH Jake Barrett (1-2, 3.49), RH Randall Delgado (5-2, 4.44), LH Andrew Chafin (0-1, 6.75), RH Kevin Jepsen (2-6, 5.98, 7/11 SV with Twins and Rays), RH Tom Wilhelmsen (2-4, 6.80 with Rangers and Mariners)
Hot spots: Rotation and catcher. The Diamondbacks' rotation was atrocious in 2016, ranking 29th in MLB in ERA. But hey, maybe it wasn't all their fault. In his first year as general manager, Mike Hazen installed a 'pitching strategist' (Dan Haren) and three new catchers (former Angels Iannetta, Mathis and Hank Conger). Meanwhile, nine of the 10 pitchers who started a game for the Diamondbacks last year remain in the organization. It's a bold experiment in how to fix a pitching staff. Iannetta and Mathis can frame all the borderline pitches they want. At some point, the onus will fall on Greinke, Ray, Miller, Corbin and newcomer Walker to perform to their potential.
Outlook: It wasn't long ago that Arizona spent $206 million to coax Greinke to defect from the Dodgers. Now the Diamondbacks feel like a team on the brink of a complete rebuild. Even without Jean Segura, who led the National League in hits, the lineup will score enough to keep Arizona competitive. But what to make of the pitching staff? The rotation beyond Greinke could be anywhere from awesome to abysmal. The ninth inning belongs to 39-year-old Rodney and, if he fails, a who's-who list of failed former closers: Wilhelmsen, Jepsen or J.J. Hoover. The farm system is in poor shape. If things get worse before they get better, Greinke could be the first player traded.
|Diamondbacks return home to face rival Dodgers|
PHOENIX -- If it seems as if the Diamondbacks and Dodgers play every weekend, well, two out of three is pretty close.
After splitting a four-game wraparound series in Los Angeles that concluded Monday, the teams will meet again in Chase Field in a three-game series that begins Friday, when right-hander Taijuan Walker will oppose Dodgers left-hander Alex Wood.
Walker, 2-1 with a 3.94 ERA, beat the Dodgers in Los Angeles in his most recent outing, giving up three hits and striking out seven in a 3-1 victory Sunday. Walker helped himself with a single in a two-run third inning that broke a scoreless tie, giving him the margin he needed.
Arizona (10-7) will return home after an up-and-down 4-6 road trip. The Diamondbacks lost four of the first five before rebounding to capture the final two games in Los Angeles and the first game in San Diego.
But an Arizona offense that led the majors with 78 runs after 15 games had only one in the final two games in San Diego. The Diamondbacks had nine hits but were 1-for-9 with runners in scoring position in a 4-1 loss Thursday.
"It was a tough night offensively," Arizona manager Torey Lovullo said. "Credit their pitchers the last two nights. It was a decent road trip. I thought we played pretty good. They did a good job of grinding and battling and putting us in a position to win some games, and we did."
Wood will make his second start of the season, his first outing since picking up a victory over Arizona last Saturday when he threw 3 1/3 innings of hitless relief in an 8-4 victory after taking over from starter Kenta Maeda, who is scheduled to pitch the second game of the series Saturday.
Wood, who has given up one earned run in nine innings this season, has had success against Arizona both with Atlanta and the Dodgers. Wood gave up one run and five hits in seven innings in a 3-1 victory over the Diamondbacks on April 13, 2016 his last start against them last year. He is 3-3 with a 3.06 ERA in his career appearances, five starts, against them. Arizona is hitting .220 against him.
Despite their .500 record, the Dodgers (8-8) lead the National League with a plus-22 run differential.
Dodgers third baseman Justin Turner, slashing .360/.448/.520, is second in the NL with eight doubles. He was given a day off Wednesday after being hit in the hand by a pitch Tuesday, although he stayed in that game.
With an RBI in Clayton Kershaw's 4-2 victory over Colorado on Wednesday, Dodgers shortstop Corey Seager became the sixth NL player since 1920 with 200 hits, 100 runs, 100 RBIs, 50 doubles and 30 homers in his first 200 games. Others on the list are Chuck Klein, Johnny Frederick, Orlando Cepeda, Albert Pujols and David Wright. Fredrick played for Brooklyn from 1929-34.
Since the teams last played, the Dodgers have placed left-hander Rich Hill (blister) and second baseman Logan Forsythe (toe) on the disabled list.
Arizona third baseman and cleanup hitter Jake Lamb has reached base in a career-high 15 straight games after going 1-for-4 at San Diego on Thursday night. Lamb is hitting .321 during the streak.
|Last Updated: 4/21/2018 4:08:47 PM EST|