|SAN DIEGO ( CHACIN )|
LA DODGERS ( RYU )
|913||SAN DIEGO||+250||Ov 8,-130||+220||Ov 8,-120|
|914||LA DODGERS||-300||Un 8,+110||-240||Un 8,+100|
|vs Left-handed Starters||13-17||-0.5||13-15||3.3||0.222||0.291||0.363||0.654||5.0||0.263||0.330||0.404||0.734|
|Past 7 Games||3-4||+1.1||5-2||4.1||0.243||0.300||0.405||0.704||6.0||0.245||0.348||0.459||0.807|
|vs Right-handed Starters||53-23||+18.8||35-35||5.0||0.256||0.329||0.439||0.768||3.3||0.220||0.279||0.355||0.634|
|Past 7 Games||5-2||+1||2-4||5.4||0.237||0.321||0.470||0.791||3.1||0.194||0.247||0.366||0.613|
|8/4/2017||WOOD(L)||@ PITTSBURGH||NOVA(R)||6-10||L||175||9 ov||O||9||9||2||14||9||1|
|8/5/2017||LAMET(R)||@ PITTSBURGH||COLE(R)||5-2||W||145||7.5 ev||U||10||9||0||6||8||0|
|8/6/2017||RICHARD(L)||@ PITTSBURGH||TAILLON(R)||4-5||L||175||8.5 un||O||9||10||1||7||7||1|
|8/7/2017||CHACIN(R)||@ CINCINNATI||ADLEMAN(R)||3-11||L||115||9.5 un||O||8||6||0||8||2||0|
|8/8/2017||PERDOMO(R)||@ CINCINNATI||ROMANO(R)||7-3||W||125||9 ov||O||11||7||0||9||8||0|
|8/9/2017||WOOD(L)||@ CINCINNATI||WOJCIECHOWSKI(R)||3-8||L||140||9 ev||O||7||4||1||11||8||0|
|8/10/2017||LAMET(R)||@ CINCINNATI||CASTILLO(R)||3-10||L||130||8.5 ov||O||8||8||0||8||6||0|
|8/11/2017||RICHARD(L)||@ LA DODGERS||HILL(L)||4-3||W||240||8 ov||U||7||5||0||8||10||0|
|8/12/2017||CHACIN(R)||@ LA DODGERS||RYU(L)|| |
|8/13/2017||PERDOMO(R)||@ LA DODGERS||MAEDA(R)|| |
|8/18/2017|| ||WASHINGTON|| || |
|8/19/2017|| ||WASHINGTON|| || |
|7/29/2017||HILL(L)||SAN FRANCISCO||BLACH(L)||2-1||W||-305||8.5 ov||U||8||6||1||4||5||0|
|7/30/2017||RYU(L)||SAN FRANCISCO||BUMGARNER(L)||3-2||W||-150||8 un||U||11||15||0||10||5||0|
|8/1/2017||MAEDA(R)||@ ATLANTA||SIMS(R)||3-2||W||-180||10 ov||U||8||5||0||4||4||2|
|8/2/2017||STEWART(R)||@ ATLANTA||TEHERAN(R)||3-5||L||-165||9.5 un||U||6||4||0||9||9||0|
|8/3/2017||WOOD(L)||@ ATLANTA||NEWCOMB(L)||7-4||W||-235||8.5 ev||O||9||11||1||11||7||0|
|8/4/2017||DARVISH(R)||@ NY METS||DEGROM(R)||6-0||W||-110||7.5 un||U||7||5||0||4||6||0|
|8/5/2017||HILL(L)||@ NY METS||LUGO(R)||7-4||W||-215||9 ov||O||8||6||1||7||6||0|
|8/6/2017||RYU(L)||@ NY METS||MATZ(L)||8-0||W||-155||8.5 ov||U||10||4||0||1||2||0|
|8/8/2017||MAEDA(R)||@ ARIZONA||GODLEY(R)||3-6||L||-120||9 ov||P||9||5||1||8||6||0|
|8/9/2017||WOOD(L)||@ ARIZONA||GREINKE(R)||3-2||W||-110||8.5 ov||U||5||6||0||7||6||0|
|8/10/2017||DARVISH(R)||@ ARIZONA||BANDA(L)||8-6||W||-165||9 ov||O||9||6||0||10||7||2|
|8/11/2017||HILL(L)||SAN DIEGO||RICHARD(L)||3-4||L||-275||8 ov||U||8||10||0||7||5||0|
|8/12/2017||RYU(L)||SAN DIEGO||CHACIN(R)|| |
|8/13/2017||MAEDA(R)||SAN DIEGO||PERDOMO(R)|| |
|8/15/2017||WOOD(L)||CHI WHITE SOX||GONZALEZ(R)|| |
|8/16/2017||DARVISH(R)||CHI WHITE SOX||RODON(L)|| |
|8/18/2017|| ||@ DETROIT|| || |
|8/19/2017|| ||@ DETROIT|| || |
|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?
|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.
|Hot matchup pits Dodgers' Ryu vs. Padres' Chacin|
LOS ANGELES -- It will be time for a heat check as two locked-in pitchers square off Saturday at Dodger Stadium.
The Los Angeles Dodgers' Hyun-Jin Ryu is hot and only getting better, having fired seven scoreless innings in back-to-back starts while going 2-0 with a 2.08 ERA in his last six outings going back to June 17. That six-start run came not long after pitching four strong innings out of the bullpen on May 25, the only relief outing of his Dodgers carer.
The San Diego Padres might be solidly below .500 this season, but don't look at Jhoulys Chacin as part of the problem. The right-hander has a 2.75 ERA in 11 starts since June 9.
And while the Dodgers' Rich Hill was the National League's pitcher of the month in July, Chacin made a run at the honor, going 4-0 in five starts with a 2.51 ERA in 28 2/3 innings.
The Dodgers might be running away with the National League West as the season closes in on seven weeks to go, but Ryu is in nowhere near the same comfort zone. They figure to only use four starters in the postseason. They appear to be: Clayton Kershaw, Yu Darvish, Alex Wood and Hill.
Making things even harder for Ryu (4-6, 3.53 ERA) is the heavy presence of Dodgers left-handed starters. It's not even like he has an advantage if the Dodgers match up against a left-handed heavy lineup since three other lefties remain ahead of him in the pecking order.
"Hyun-Jin, I think that you have to point back to certain markers for a season and I think that the point when he went to the pen and really kind of understood the mentality of going as hard as he can for as long as he can, he's been very good," Los Angeles manager Dave Roberts said.
Being backed by an impressive Dodgers offense hasn't hurt. In five of Ryu's last seven starts, the Dodgers have scored at least six runs. The two starts when they didn't, Ryu didn't blink. He was 1-1 and gave up a combined two runs in those outings.
Chacin (11-8, 4.15) gets a turn at that Los Angeles offense next, and it already has gone poorly once this season. He gave up nine runs, eight hits and two walks in 3 1/3 innings on Opening Day. But he rebounded July 2 to pitch five scoreless innings against the Dodgers in a Padres victory.
"Obviously, he had a rough time on Opening Day, but he has been markedly better as the season's progressed," Padres manager Andy Green said. "He's been our most consistent starter the entire season. It's location and command for him. You don't get the luxury of making mistakes, whether it be the fastball, slider or changeup in the middle of the plate against these guys."
Just what is Chacin up against? The Dodgers had won 26 of their last 29 home games before Friday and entered the current homestand on an eight-game Dodger Stadium win streak.
Nobody is even close to the Dodgers' 47-14 home record this season. That is a .770 home winning percentage bettering all but the Cincinnati Reds' .790 winning percentage (64-17) from the 1975 season as best in NL history (going back to 1913).
"You have to execute and execute consistently," Green said about facing the red-hot Dodgers. "That's what the task will be for (Chacin on Saturday)."
|Last Updated: 8/20/2017 12:24:37 PM EST|