|LA DODGERS ( STEWART )|
PITTSBURGH ( TAILLON )
|903||LA DODGERS||-125||Ov 9,-130||-105||Ov 9,-115|
|904||PITTSBURGH||+115||Un 9,+110||-105||Un 9,-105|
|vs Right-handed Starters||59-24||+23.4||39-38||5.0||0.253||0.327||0.433||0.761||3.3||0.221||0.279||0.359||0.638|
|Past 7 Games||6-1||+4.6||4-3||5.0||0.231||0.310||0.368||0.678||3.6||0.238||0.284||0.411||0.695|
|vs Right-handed Starters||45-48||-3.5||36-51||4.2||0.250||0.314||0.388||0.702||4.5||0.266||0.317||0.428||0.745|
|Past 7 Games||2-5||-3.2||5-2||5.9||0.285||0.342||0.477||0.818||6.4||0.277||0.339||0.504||0.843|
|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)||6-3||W||-245||8.5 ov||O||8||8||0||10||10||0|
|8/13/2017||MAEDA(R)||SAN DIEGO||PERDOMO(R)||6-4||W||-290||8.5 ev||O||5||2||1||5||3||1|
|8/15/2017||WOOD(L)||CHI WHITE SOX||GONZALEZ(R)||6-1||W||-375||8.5 un||U||9||9||0||6||6||0|
|8/16/2017||DARVISH(R)||CHI WHITE SOX||RODON(L)||5-4||W||-305||7.5 un||O||9||4||0||12||6||0|
|8/18/2017||HILL(L)||@ DETROIT||ZIMMERMANN(R)||8-5||W||-190||10 ov||O||12||8||0||14||11||0|
|8/19/2017||RYU(L)||@ DETROIT||FULMER(R)||3-0||W||-145||10.5 un||U||6||5||1||4||9||1|
|8/20/2017||MAEDA(R)||@ DETROIT||VERLANDER(R)||1-6||L||-140||9 un||U||3||3||0||8||3||0|
|8/21/2017||WOOD(L)||@ PITTSBURGH||COLE(R)||6-5||W||-140||8 ov||O||10||12||0||10||10||1|
|8/22/2017||STEWART(R)||@ PITTSBURGH||TAILLON(R)|| |
|8/23/2017||HILL(L)||@ PITTSBURGH||WILLIAMS(R)|| |
|8/24/2017||RYU(L)||@ PITTSBURGH||KUHL(R)|| |
|8/29/2017|| ||@ ARIZONA|| || |
|8/9/2017||NOVA(R)||@ DETROIT||VERLANDER(R)||0-10||L||115||9 ev||O||3||6||2||14||9||0|
|8/10/2017||COLE(R)||@ DETROIT||VERHAGEN(R)||7-5||W||-160||9.5 ov||O||13||7||0||9||3||0|
|8/11/2017||TAILLON(R)||@ TORONTO||STROMAN(R)||4-2||W||125||8.5 ov||U||4||2||0||8||7||2|
|8/12/2017||WILLIAMS(R)||@ TORONTO||ROWLEY(R)||2-7||L||-125||9.5 ov||U||8||9||2||8||7||0|
|8/13/2017||KUHL(R)||@ TORONTO||HAPP(L)||1-7||L||100||9 un||U||4||8||2||7||6||0|
|8/15/2017||NOVA(R)||@ MILWAUKEE||DAVIES(R)||1-3||L||120||9 ev||U||6||8||1||7||7||0|
|8/16/2017||COLE(R)||@ MILWAUKEE||NELSON(R)||6-7||L||120||8.5 un||O||11||5||0||8||4||2|
|8/17/2017||TAILLON(R)||ST LOUIS||WAINWRIGHT(R)||7-11||L||-135||9 un||O||15||10||0||15||8||1|
|8/18/2017||WILLIAMS(R)||ST LOUIS||MARTINEZ(R)||10-11||L||+110||8.5 ov||O||10||6||0||13||6||1|
|8/19/2017||KUHL(R)||ST LOUIS||WACHA(R)||6-4||W||+105||9 ev||O||12||8||0||7||4||1|
|8/20/2017||NOVA(R)||ST LOUIS||LEAKE(R)||6-3||W||+105||9.5 un||U||9||5||1||11||9||0|
|8/21/2017||COLE(R)||LA DODGERS||WOOD(L)||5-6||L||+130||8 ov||O||10||10||1||10||12||0|
|8/22/2017||TAILLON(R)||LA DODGERS||STEWART(R)|| |
|8/23/2017||WILLIAMS(R)||LA DODGERS||HILL(L)|| |
|8/24/2017||KUHL(R)||LA DODGERS||RYU(L)|| |
|8/25/2017||NOVA(R)||@ CINCINNATI||STEPHENSON(R)|| |
|8/26/2017||COLE(R)||@ CINCINNATI||CASTILLO(R)|| |
|8/27/2017||TAILLON(R)||@ CINCINNATI||BAILEY(R)|| |
|8/28/2017|| ||@ CHICAGO CUBS|| || |
|8/29/2017|| ||@ CHICAGO CUBS|| || |
|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.
|PITTSBURGH: 2016: 78-83, third place
Manager: Clint Hurdle (seventh season)
Who's new? RHP Daniel Hudson, IF Phil Gosselin
Who's gone? IF Sean Rodriguez, OF Matt Joyce, SP Jeff Locke, SP Ryan Vogelsong, RP Neftali Feliz, C Eric Fryer
Projected lineup: 2B Josh Harrison (.283, 4 HR, 59 RBI, 19 SB), 1B Josh Bell (.273, 3, 19), RF Andrew McCutchen (.256, 24, 79), CF Starling Marte (.311, 9, 46, 47 SB), LF Gregory Polanco (.258, 22, 86), 3B Jung-ho Kang (.255, 21, 62), C Francisco Cervelli (.264, 1, 33), SS Jordy Mercer (.256, 11, 59)
Rotation: RH Gerrit Cole (7-10, 3.88 ERA), RH Ivan Nova (12-8, 4.17 for Yankees and Pirates), RH Jameson Taillon (5-4, 3.38), RH Chad Kuhl (5-4, 4.20), RH Drew Hutchison (1-0, 5.25 with Blue Jays and Pirates) or Steven Brault (0-3, 4.86) or Trevor Williams (1-1, 7.82) or Tyler Glasnow (0-2, 4.24)
Key relievers: LH Tony Watson (2-5, 3.06, 15/20 SV), RH Daniel Hudson (3-2, 5.22 with Diamondbacks), LH Felipe Rivero (1-6, 4.09 for Nationals and Pirates), RH Juan Nicasio (10-7, 4.50), LH Antonio Bastardo (3-0, 4.52 with Mets and Pirates), RH Jared Hughes (1-1, 3.03), LH Wade LeBlanc (4-0, 3.77 with Mariners and Pirates)
Hot spots: Rotation and closer. Right-hander Glasnow, 23, is a consensus top-25 prospect who made his major league debut last year. The Pirates would love to see him seize the fifth starter's job in camp, but right-hander Hutchison offers a more experienced option if Glasnow isn't ready. Watson became the closer after Mark Melancon was traded to Washington last summer, but his sinker/slider/changeup mix isn't typical ninth-inning stuff. Keep an eye on Rivero, a 25-year-old lefty acquired in the Melancon trade. His fastball actually gained velocity as last season wore on, eventually touching triple digits. Rivero might begin the season as the set-up man but his ascension to the ninth inning seems inevitable.
Outlook: The Pirates made some interesting tweaks after missing the playoffs for the first time in four years. They made no major trades, signed only two major league free agents (pitchers Nova and Hudson) and revamped Hurdle's coaching staff. They also moved their outfielders around: McCutchen goes from center to right, Marte from left to center, and Polanco from right to left. McCutchen is coming off the worst season of his career. So is ace right-hander Cole. The path back to the playoffs begins with the two stars bouncing back. If the team's other homegrown talent ' Taillon, Glasnow, Bell and Polanco ' continue their evolution, Pittsburgh should return to the postseason in 2017.
|Dodgers skip Darvish's turn against Pirates|
PITTSBURGH -- Blasting the competition in the National League West while threatening the major league record for wins in a season did not sidetrack the Los Angeles Dodgers from acquiring right-handed ace Yu Darvish from the Texas Rangers at the trade deadline.
It's all about the postseason for the Dodgers, who have not won a World Series since 1988. Winning it all is the only acceptable outcome for the club and its fans.
Darvish, however, will not take the mound as scheduled Tuesday against the Pittsburgh Pirates in Game 2 of a four-game set at PNC Park. Pitching on his 31st birthday in his home debut Wednesday against the Chicago White Sox, Darvish experienced tightness in his back and left after six innings.
The injury appears to be minor, but the club won't take an unneeded risk with Darvish, who won his first two starts for Los Angeles, striking out 10 in both games. After he got a no-decision Wednesday vs. the White Sox, Darvish said manager Dave Roberts told him, "Let's play it safe."
The missed start Tuesday is considered a precaution.
No replacement for Darvish was officially announced, but Roberts on Monday said rookie left-hander Brock Stewart would get the ball "unless something unforeseen happens."
Although he has pitched mainly in the minors this year (he would be summoned from Triple-A Oklahoma City to start Tuesday), Stewart started twice for the big club in late July and early August with mixed results.
He yielded seven runs in 7 2/3 innings in his two starts, but only two of the runs were earned.
Stewart is 0-0 with a 1.64 ERA in 22 innings over nine big league appearances for Los Angeles in 2017. Last season with the Dodgers, Stewart was 2-2 with a 5.79 ERA in seven appearances (including five starts).
He is 0-0 with a 3.00 ERA in one career appearance against the Pirates, which came last year when he gave up two hits and a run in three innings.
Asked what he expects from Stewart, Roberts said, "Just attack the strike zone. He's got a plus fastball. He's got a plus change and a good slider. It's just filling up that strike zone."
The Pirates will start right-hander Jameson Taillon (7-5, 4.64 ERA). He is 0-0 with a 9.00 ERA in one career start against the Dodgers, and that took place last year when he gave up eight hits and four runs in four innings.
In addition to Darvish, rookie sensation Cody Bellinger likely won't play Tuesday, Roberts said. The outfielder sprained his right ankle Sunday against Detroit and did not play Monday.
The Dodgers also are without left-hander Clayton Kershaw, perhaps the game's top pitcher, who has missed a month with a lower back strain. There have been other injuries, but the club has shrugged off all negative issues as it assaults the major league record of 116 wins shared by the 1906 Chicago Cubs and the 2001 Seattle Mariners.
On Monday, Los Angeles fell behind the Pirates 3-0 after three innings, rallied to take a 5-3 lead, saw that slip away, yet still won 6-5 in 12 innings.
Citing the injuries and the additions, as well as the blossoming of such players as Bellinger and left-hander Alex Wood, the "transition" of the Dodgers' 25-man roster has been fun to watch, Pirates manager Clint Hurdle said.
"The active roster has really complemented each other, from starting pitching to bullpen," Hurdle said. "Offensively, they have a dynamic lineup. It's just been a nice roll."
|Last Updated: 9/24/2017 6:19:25 PM EST|