|MIAMI ( CONLEY )|
SAN DIEGO ( CAHILL )
|963||MIAMI||-130||Ov 7.5,-120||-115||Ov 8,-125|
|964||SAN DIEGO||+120||Un 7.5,+100||+105||Un 8,+105|
|vs Right-handed Starters||7-5||+2.3||7-4||5.1||0.275||0.331||0.408||0.739||4.1||0.223||0.300||0.364||0.664|
|Past 7 Games||4-3||+1.2||3-4||4.4||0.266||0.314||0.413||0.727||4.7||0.213||0.302||0.361||0.664|
|vs Left-handed Starters||3-3||+1.3||2-4||3.3||0.195||0.255||0.357||0.612||4.0||0.245||0.301||0.395||0.696|
|Past 7 Games||2-5||-2.8||3-4||2.4||0.199||0.254||0.338||0.592||5.0||0.264||0.324||0.400||0.724|
|4/7/2017||CHEN(L)||@ NY METS||WHEELER(R)||7-2||W||105||7.5 un||O||11||9||0||9||8||0|
|4/8/2017||CONLEY(L)||@ NY METS||GSELLMAN(R)||8-1||W||105||8 un||O||13||13||0||3||6||1|
|4/9/2017||VOLQUEZ(R)||@ NY METS||SYNDERGAARD(R)||2-5||L||165||7 ov||P||5||2||1||8||5||1|
|4/13/2017||CHEN(L)||NY METS||GSELLMAN(R)||8-9||L||-135||8 ev||O||13||13||0||16||9||0|
|4/14/2017||VOLQUEZ(R)||NY METS||SYNDERGAARD(R)||3-2||W||+145||7.5 ov||U||10||9||0||7||11||1|
|4/15/2017||CONLEY(L)||NY METS||DEGROM(R)||5-4||W||+115||7.5 ev||O||6||3||0||5||3||0|
|4/16/2017||STRAILY(R)||NY METS||HARVEY(R)||4-2||W||+100||8.5 un||U||11||6||1||5||8||1|
|4/17/2017||KOEHLER(R)||@ SEATTLE||MIRANDA(L)||1-6||L||130||8 ov||U||5||4||1||8||5||0|
|4/18/2017||CHEN(L)||@ SEATTLE||GALLARDO(R)||5-0||W||-105||8.5 un||U||10||5||0||1||4||1|
|4/19/2017||VOLQUEZ(R)||@ SEATTLE||HERNANDEZ(R)||5-10||L||135||8 ev||O||14||9||1||11||11||0|
|4/21/2017||CONLEY(L)||@ SAN DIEGO||CAHILL(R)|| |
|4/22/2017||STRAILY(R)||@ SAN DIEGO||WEAVER(R)|| |
|4/23/2017||KOEHLER(R)||@ SAN DIEGO||PERDOMO(R)|| |
|4/25/2017||CHEN(L)||@ PHILADELPHIA||VELASQUEZ(R)|| |
|4/26/2017||VOLQUEZ(R)||@ PHILADELPHIA||NOLA(R)|| |
|4/27/2017||CONLEY(L)||@ PHILADELPHIA||HELLICKSON(R)|| |
|4/28/2017|| ||PITTSBURGH|| || |
|4/7/2017||PERDOMO(R)||SAN FRANCISCO||CAIN(R)||7-6||W||+100||8 ov||O||8||9||0||8||2||2|
|4/8/2017||CHACIN(R)||SAN FRANCISCO||BUMGARNER(L)||2-1||W||+180||7 ov||U||6||8||0||5||5||1|
|4/9/2017||RICHARD(L)||SAN FRANCISCO||CUETO(R)||3-5||L||+145||7.5 un||O||7||9||1||8||7||0|
|4/10/2017||COSART(R)||@ COLORADO||CHATWOOD(R)||5-3||W||165||11.5 un||U||9||4||0||8||5||0|
|4/11/2017||WEAVER(R)||@ COLORADO||SENZATELA(R)||2-3||L||165||12 un||U||5||5||2||4||4||0|
|4/12/2017||LEE(R)||@ COLORADO||FREELAND(L)||6-0||W||150||12 un||U||8||5||0||3||8||1|
|4/14/2017||CHACIN(R)||@ ATLANTA||TEHERAN(R)||2-5||L||125||7.5 ov||U||6||7||0||9||6||0|
|4/15/2017||RICHARD(L)||@ ATLANTA||DICKEY(R)||2-4||L||-105||8 ov||U||8||7||1||9||5||0|
|4/16/2017||CAHILL(R)||@ ATLANTA||COLON(R)||2-9||L||115||8 ov||O||3||3||0||10||3||0|
|4/17/2017||WEAVER(R)||@ ATLANTA||GARCIA(L)||4-5||L||150||8.5 ov||O||8||8||1||12||7||1|
|4/24/2017||CHACIN(R)||@ ARIZONA||GREINKE(R)|| |
|4/25/2017||RICHARD(L)||@ ARIZONA||CORBIN(L)|| |
|4/26/2017||CAHILL(R)||@ ARIZONA||WALKER(R)|| |
|4/27/2017||WEAVER(R)||@ ARIZONA||RAY(L)|| |
|4/28/2017|| ||@ SAN FRANCISCO|| || |
|MIAMI: 2016: 79-82, third place
Manager: Don Mattingly (second season)
Who's new? C A.J. Ellis, RHP Edinson Volquez, RHP Dan Straily, RHP Brad Ziegler, RHP Junichi Tazawa, LHP Jeff Locke
Who's gone? C Jeff Mathis, INF Chris Johnson, RHP Andrew Cashner, LHP Mike Dunn, RHP Fernando Rodney
Projected lineup: SS Dee Gordon (.268, 1 HR, 14 RBI, 30 SB in 79 games), 3B Martin Prado (.305, 8, 75), CF Christian Yelich (.298, 21, 98), RF Giancarlo Stanton (.240, 27, 74 in 119 games), LF Marcell Ozuna (.266, 23, 76), 1B Justin Bour (.264, 15, 51), C J.T. Realmuto (.303, 11, 48, 12 SB), SS Adeiny Hechavarria (.236, 3, 38)
Rotation: LH Wei-Yin Chen (5-5, 4.96), RH Edinson Volquez (10-11, 5.37 with Royals), LH Adam Conley (8-6, 3.85), RH Dan Straily (14-8, 3.76 with Reds), RH Tom Koehler (9-13, 4.33)
Key relievers: RH A.J. Ramos (1-4, 2.81 40/43 SV), RH Brad Ziegler (2-3, 2.28, 18/20 SV with Diamondbacks), RH Junichi Tazawa (3-2, 4.17 with Red Sox), RH Kyle Barraclough (6-3, 2.85), RH David Phelps (7-6, 2.28), RH Dustin McGowan (1-3, 2.82)
Hot spots: Middle infield. Gordon and Hechavarria were a throwback double-play combo in 2016: strong defense up the middle, light with the bats. That would be OK in some lineups, but only three MLB teams scored fewer runs per game last season than Miami. Derek Dietrich was a more than capable fill-in during Gordon's PED suspension, posting a .374 on-base percentage. How long can Mattingly keep Dietrich on the bench if Gordon and Hechavarria struggle to hit?
Outlook: There are many recent examples of teams taking the 'stars and scrubs' approach to roster construction. It never ends well. The Marlins lost their brightest star when ace right-hander Jose Fernandez died far too young; replacing his production and presence was impossible. The remaining stars come with major question marks. Can Stanton stay healthy? If not, can Yelich and Bour be the pillars of the lineup? Who's the star of this pitching staff? No team managed by Mattingly has lost more than 82 games in a season. That will change in 2017.
|SAN DIEGO: 2016: 68-94, fifth place
Manager: Andy Green (second season)
Who's new? RHP Jhoulys Chacin, RHP Trevor Cahill, RHP Jered Weaver
Who's gone? RHP Tyson Ross, RHP Brandon Morrow, IF/OF Alexi Amarista, OF Jon Jay, OF Oswaldo Arcia, IF/OF Adam Rosales
Projected lineup: LF Travis Jankowski (.245, 2 HR, 12 RBI, 30 SB), CF Manuel Margot (.243, 0, 3 in 10 games), 1B Wil Myers (.259, 28, 94, 28), 3B Yangervis Solarte (.286, 15, 71), RF Hunter Renfroe (.371, 4, 14 in 11 games), 2B Ryan Schmipf (.217, 20, 51), C Austin Hedges (.125, 0, 1 in eight games), SS Luis Sardinas (.287, 2, 13)
Rotation: RH Jered Weaver (12-12, 5.06 ERA with Angels), RH Jhoulys Chacin (6-8, 4.81 with Angels and Braves), LH Clayton Richard (3-3, 2.52), RH Trevor Cahill (4-4, 2.74 with Cubs), LH Christian Friedrich (5-12, 4.80) or RH Luis Perdomo (9-10, 5.71)
Key relievers: RH Brandon Maurer (0-5, 4.52, 13/19 SV), RH Carter Capps (did not pitch - Tommy John surgery), LH Ryan Buchter (3-0, 2.86), LH Brad Hand (4-4, 2.92), RH Kevin Quackenbush (7-7, 3.92), LH Keith Hessler (1-0, 3.38 with Diamondbacks and Padres), RH Jarred Cosart (0-3, 6.03 with Marlins and Padres)
Hot spots: Bullpen. San Diego's version of a position battle is Green fighting the temptation to bench a young player in the middle of a long slump. Since the Padres are playing for next year anyway, watching bullpen roles shake out might be someone's version of fun. Maurer, the incumbent closer, blew six of 19 save opportunities last year. Hand and Buchter are a pair of workhorse lefties who wouldn't look out of place on a contending team. The wild card is Capps, who is healthy after missing all of 2016 following Tommy John surgery. A year before, he struck out 58 batters in 31 innings with the Marlins.
Outlook: Look up 'rebuilding team' in the dictionary. With only eight active players on the books for more than $1 million ' excluding the retained salaries of Matt Kemp, Melvin Upton Jr. and several other former Padres ' San Diego will field MLB's lowest payroll. Theirs is the youngest roster in baseball too, with perhaps only two players who have turned 30 by Opening Day. Their best prospects are college-age kids in the low minors. So what's to like? Prospect watchers have been awaiting the arrival of Margot and Renfroe for years. The backup catcher, Christian Bethancourt, might pitch. Capps has an unusual delivery. The Padres also ran the bases aggressively under Green, and stolen bases are fun. How's that for a marketing slogan?
|Marlins continue road swing in San Diego|
SAN DIEGO -- The Miami Marlins continue their West Coast swing by heading south from Seattle to start a three-game series against the San Diego Padres on Friday.
The Marlins, who have won four of their past six games, will roll into town and face a pitcher who used to roll out from the bullpen.
Right-handed Trevor Cahill, a starter-turned-reliever-turned-starter will face southpaw Adam Conley (1-1, 3.75 ERA).
"He has done it before; he came up as a starter," Padres manager Andy Green said. "The transition really for him was starter to bullpen; that was harder for him."
Cahill had 50 appearances last year with the world champion Chicago Cubs, but just one of those was a start. Among the reasons Cahill, a free agent, chose the Padres in the offseason was the opportunity to start again.
"He's been great in the rotation for us," said Green, a former Diamondbacks coach. "I was excited to get Trevor Cahill, having him in Arizona and knowing his stuff.
"There's only been a couple of passes through for him. Now we've got to get into the rhythm of every five days, and we're optimistic with him taking the ball."
Cahill (0-2, 4.76) climbs the hill after taking a few days off before his last start. A bad back had Cahill skip a turn, then he turned back the clock with a decent start against the Braves on Sunday.
The Braves nicked Cahill for four runs and four hits in 5 2/3 innings. But he held them hitless through the first four innings.
"He was way better than his line indicated," Green said. "It should have been seven innings and no runs. That's the kind of stuff that he had."
Where the stuff hit the fan was when Cahill took some curious options with his pitches.
"We talked about it at the end of that day," Green said. "He made some pitch decisions that were less than ideal. But it will be something that will be his focal point moving forward."
The Padres, who allowed one run in the final two wins over the Arizona Diamondbacks, are encouraged with the direction of Cahill, who leans on his curveball and slider. He is 3-2 with a 4.66 ERA lifetime against the Marlins.
"His stuff is really good," Green said. "He's got the kind of stuff where he can give you six or seven scoreless innings."
Wil Myers, who is hitting a team-high .373 with an 11-game hitting streak, is giving rival pitchers the business.
"He is squaring up a lot of balls and is being aggressive," Green said. "Right now he feels really good and is swinging freely on his pitches."
Myers and crew will tangle with Conley. He doesn't have a decision against the Padres, his work limited to two hitless innings in 2015.
Conley, who has a deceptive motion, is coming off a start against the New York Mets in which he allowed three runs, four hits and two walks. He didn't receive a decision in the 5-4 win over New York.
"I like everything about him in terms of his competitiveness and the way he will go after people," Marlins manager Don Mattingly told the Miami Herald.
The Marlins activated shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria before the series. He's been idle since April 9 with a strained left oblique. Hechavarria is hitting .333 against Cahill.
|Last Updated: 7/27/2017 7:45:58 PM EST|