|MIAMI ( RICHARDS )|
LA DODGERS ( KERSHAW )
|959||MIAMI||+295||Ov 7,-110||+275||Ov 7,-115|
|960||LA DODGERS||-370||Un 7,-110||-345||Un 7,-105|
|vs Left-handed Starters||1-4||-2.2||3-2||4.0||0.247||0.320||0.365||0.685||5.0||0.265||0.320||0.459||0.779|
|Past 7 Games||2-5||-0.1||3-4||3.3||0.223||0.282||0.314||0.597||5.0||0.229||0.341||0.440||0.782|
|vs Right-handed Starters||6-8||-5.8||10-4||5.2||0.257||0.322||0.398||0.720||5.1||0.238||0.300||0.393||0.694|
|Past 7 Games||5-2||+1||3-4||4.9||0.244||0.321||0.408||0.728||2.7||0.200||0.278||0.287||0.566|
|4/11/2018||GARCIA(L)||NY METS||WHEELER(R)||1-4||L||+125||8.5 ov||U||2||2||2||5||5||0|
|4/16/2018||SMITH(L)||@ NY YANKEES||SEVERINO(R)||1-12||L||255||8.5 ov||O||5||9||0||15||11||1|
|4/17/2018||GARCIA(L)||@ NY YANKEES||TANAKA(R)||9-1||W||260||9 un||O||11||4||0||4||9||2|
|4/19/2018||PETERS(L)||@ MILWAUKEE||ANDERSON(R)||3-12||L||170||9 ev||O||5||4||1||13||7||0|
|4/20/2018||RICHARDS(R)||@ MILWAUKEE||CHACIN(R)||0-8||L||145||9 ev||U||6||10||1||10||11||0|
|4/21/2018||URENA(R)||@ MILWAUKEE||SUTER(L)||5-6||L||180||9 ov||O||9||4||1||8||4||0|
|4/22/2018||SMITH(L)||@ MILWAUKEE||GUERRA(R)||2-4||L||175||9 un||U||6||6||1||4||5||1|
|4/23/2018||GARCIA(L)||@ LA DODGERS||BUEHLER(R)||1-2||L||215||8 un||U||6||10||0||6||6||1|
|4/24/2018||PETERS(L)||@ LA DODGERS||MAEDA(R)||3-2||W||230||7.5 un||U||8||6||0||5||8||0|
|4/25/2018||RICHARDS(R)||@ LA DODGERS||KERSHAW(L)|| |
|5/2/2018|| ||PHILADELPHIA|| || |
|4/16/2018||RYU(L)||@ SAN DIEGO||ERLIN(L)||10-3||W||-140||7.5 un||O||8||6||0||6||4||3|
|4/17/2018||WOOD(L)||@ SAN DIEGO||MITCHELL(R)||7-3||W||-180||7.5 ov||O||11||11||1||5||9||1|
|4/18/2018||MAEDA(R)||@ SAN DIEGO||PERDOMO(R)||13-4||W||-165||7.5 un||O||18||8||0||8||8||1|
|4/27/2018||RYU(L)||@ SAN FRANCISCO||HOLLAND(L)|| |
|4/28/2018||WOOD(L)||@ SAN FRANCISCO||STRATTON(R)|| |
|4/29/2018||MAEDA(R)||@ SAN FRANCISCO||BLACH(L)|| |
|4/30/2018||HILL(L)||@ ARIZONA||GREINKE(R)|| |
|5/1/2018||KERSHAW(L)||@ ARIZONA||KOCH(R)|| |
|5/2/2018|| ||@ ARIZONA|| || |
|MIAMI: 2017 77-85, second place
MANAGER Don Mattingly (third season)
ADDITIONS: INF Starlin Castro, CF Lewis Brinson, OF Cameron Maybin, 1B Garrett Cooper, RHP Jacob Turner, OF-1B Scott Van Slyke, RHP Jumbo Diaz, RHP Sandy Alcantara
SUBTRACTIONS: RF Giancarlo Stanton, LF M
OUTLOOK: New CEO Derek Jeter is accustomed to winning, but that is about to change. He traded away half of last year's starting lineup, including the NL MVP in Stanton, which means the Marlins are rebuilding yet again. Even with an entirely new outfield, the offense could be decent. But Castro and Realmuto are potential trade bait and might be gone before August, and the season will almost surely end Sept. 30, leaving the Marlins out of the playoffs for the 15th year in a row. This season is really about developing prospects acquired in those offseason trades, and if youngsters such as Brinson and Alcantara perform well, 2018 will be considered a successful start for Jeter.arcell Ozuna, CF Christian Yelich, 2B Dee Gordon, RHP Tom Koehler, OF Ichiro Suzuki, RHP Dustin McGowan, C A.J. Ellis
|LA DODGERS: 2017 104-58, first place, lost to Houston in World Series
MANAGER Dave Roberts (third season)
ADDITIONS: OF Matt Kemp, RHP Tom Koehler, LHP Scott Alexander, LHP Henry Owens
SUBTRACTIONS: 1B Adrian Gonzalez, RHP Yu Darvish, RHP Brandon Morrow, RHP Brandon McCarthy, LHP Tony Watson, LHP Luis Avilan, LHP Scott Kazmir, LHP Adam Liberatore, OF Andre Ethier, INF Charlie Culberson, OF Curtis Granderson, LHP Grant Dayton, OF Franklin Gutierrez, RHP Josh Ravin
OUTLOOK: The Dodgers are favorites to win a sixth consecutive NL West title with a roster that returns mostly intact. They lost the World Series to Houston in seven games, extending the franchise's drought to 30 years without a championship. Los Angeles had a quiet offseason, other than shedding the contracts of Gonzalez, Kazmir and McCarthy in an effort to lower payroll. The move brings the team under the luxury tax for the first time since 2012, which figures to pay off next winter when a highly anticipated group of big-name free agents becomes available. Kemp has been a surprise in his return to the club. He was acquired from Atlanta as part of the Dodgers' salary dump and figured to be traded. However, he has been a solid performer in spring training. Kershaw anchors the rotation, and Jansen is one of the best closers in the game. A multitude of veterans will be vying for playing time as a result of the team's heavy use of platoons and matchup-driven lineups. Turner suffered a wrist injury late in spring training and will miss the early portion of the season.
|Marlins rookie Richards starts against Dodgers' Kershaw|
LOS ANGELES -- Trevor Richards' first-ever trip to California will end late Wednesday, but not before he has an experience he never will forget.
In his fifth career start, Richards will take the mound for the Miami Marlins in an early evening contest at Dodger Stadium and square off against Cy Young Award winner Clayton Kershaw. Richards won't have any time to be in awe.
So how will he handle his first-ever matchup with a future Hall of Famer?
"Kershaw's not that good of a hitter," Marlins manager Don Mattingly joked. "You say he's facing Kershaw, but he's really not. You're facing yourself. Can you execute your pitches and what you want to do? The battle is with you."
Richards has yet to win a game, going 0-2 in his four starts with a 6.16 ERA. He gave up six runs (five earned) on five hits and six walks in 3 2/3 innings in an 8-0 loss to Milwaukee in his most recent start on Friday.
His rise to the Marlins has been quick, having pitched in independent baseball just two years ago.
The Richards story bears a sharp contrast to the one for Kershaw, a former first-round draft pick (seventh overall) in 2006, who was in the major leagues 23 months later.
The left-hander enters Wednesday's start just 1-3, but does have a 2.45 ERA. The Dodgers are just 2-3 in his five starts, but that has more to do with a lack of run support. The Dodgers have scored just 13 runs on days that Kershaw has pitched (2.6 per game).
Kershaw is 5-4 with a 2.57 ERA in 10 career starts against the Marlins, but he has not faced them since 2016, when he lost both his starts against Miami.
The Marlins entered Tuesday's game at Los Angeles on a five-game losing streak and losers of eight of their last nine, but they have given the Dodgers fits in the first two games of the current three-game series. On Tuesday they ended that losing streak with a 3-2 victory.
The Dodgers pushed across an eighth-inning run Monday for a 2-1 victory.
The Marlins are now 6-17 but they have stayed competitive. Their last three defeats have been by a combined margin of four runs, and 11 of their 23 games this season have been decided by three runs or less.
The Dodgers seemed to have found their stride before falling Tuesday. They won seven of their previous eight games before the Marlins got them. After a slow start, they have made up ground, but they are still five games behind first-place Arizona in the NL West.
"I think we're in a good spot right now, honestly," Dodgers leadoff man Chris Taylor said this week, according to the Orange County Register.
A good spot is having Kershaw on the mound looking to close out a series victory against a rookie pitcher.
|Last Updated: 4/20/2019 3:25:06 PM EST|