|MILWAUKEE ( DAVIES )|
SAN FRANCISCO ( STRATTON )
|955||MILWAUKEE||-125||Ov 8.5,-105||-115||Ov 8.5,-110|
|956||SAN FRANCISCO||+115||Un 8.5,-115||+105||Un 8.5,-110|
|vs Right-handed Starters||51-48||+8.1||42-50||4.5||0.250||0.317||0.432||0.748||4.3||0.253||0.323||0.406||0.729|
|Past 7 Games||6-1||+5.4||3-3||5.9||0.282||0.351||0.538||0.890||4.4||0.253||0.341||0.408||0.749|
|vs Right-handed Starters||34-53||-25.4||40-37||4.2||0.250||0.306||0.379||0.686||5.0||0.280||0.336||0.448||0.784|
|Past 7 Games||3-4||-2.8||5-1||5.6||0.305||0.365||0.424||0.789||6.1||0.293||0.351||0.480||0.830|
|8/7/2017||SUTER(L)||@ MINNESOTA||SANTANA(R)||4-5||L||105||9 ov||P||8||6||0||8||11||3|
|8/8/2017||GARZA(R)||@ MINNESOTA||MEJIA(L)||4-11||L||125||10 ov||O||13||9||1||14||5||1|
|8/18/2017||GARZA(R)||@ COLORADO||MARQUEZ(R)||4-8||L||155||12 un||P||9||7||1||9||4||1|
|8/19/2017||WOODRUFF(R)||@ COLORADO||BETTIS(R)||6-3||W||135||12.5 un||U||10||7||0||11||9||0|
|8/20/2017||ANDERSON(R)||@ COLORADO||FREELAND(L)||8-4||W||110||12.5 ev||U||12||9||0||8||12||4|
|8/21/2017||DAVIES(R)||@ SAN FRANCISCO||STRATTON(R)|| |
|8/22/2017||NELSON(R)||@ SAN FRANCISCO||SAMARDZIJA(R)|| |
|8/23/2017||GARZA(R)||@ SAN FRANCISCO||MOORE(L)|| |
|8/25/2017||ANDERSON(R)||@ LA DODGERS||MAEDA(R)|| |
|8/26/2017||DAVIES(R)||@ LA DODGERS||WOOD(L)|| |
|8/27/2017||NELSON(R)||@ LA DODGERS||DARVISH(R)|| |
|8/7/2017||MOORE(L)||CHICAGO CUBS||ARRIETA(R)||3-5||L||+165||8 ev||P||9||7||0||12||9||1|
|8/8/2017||BLACH(L)||CHICAGO CUBS||QUINTANA(L)||6-3||W||+175||7.5 un||O||9||5||2||8||7||1|
|8/9/2017||BUMGARNER(L)||CHICAGO CUBS||HENDRICKS(R)||3-1||W||-115||7.5 un||U||9||8||0||6||6||0|
|8/12/2017||SAMARDZIJA(R)||@ WASHINGTON||JACKSON(R)||1-3||L||115||9.5 un||U||7||8||0||11||10||1|
|8/13/2017||STRATTON(R)||@ WASHINGTON||COLE(R)||4-2||W||140||9 ov||U||9||9||0||7||6||0|
|8/13/2017||MOORE(L)||@ WASHINGTON||SCHERZER(R)||2-6||L||225||8 un||P||6||5||2||11||6||0|
|8/14/2017||BLACH(L)||@ MIAMI||CONLEY(L)||3-8||L||135||8.5 ov||O||7||7||0||11||8||0|
|8/15/2017||BUMGARNER(L)||@ MIAMI||STRAILY(R)||9-4||W||105||7.5 ov||O||14||4||1||12||8||2|
|8/16/2017||CAIN(R)||@ MIAMI||URENA(R)||1-8||L||175||9 ov||P||8||8||2||10||9||1|
|8/25/2017||BLACH(L)||@ ARIZONA||GREINKE(R)|| |
|8/26/2017||BUMGARNER(L)||@ ARIZONA||WALKER(R)|| |
|8/27/2017||STRATTON(R)||@ ARIZONA||CORBIN(L)|| |
|8/28/2017|| ||@ SAN DIEGO|| || |
|MILWAUKEE: 2016: 73-89, fourth place
Manager: Craig Counsell (third season)
Who's new? 1B Eric Thames, 3B Travis Shaw, C Jett Bandy, RHP Neftali Feliz, RHP Joba Chamberlain, LHP Tommy Milone
Who's gone? 1B Chris Carter, C Martin Maldonado, OF Rymer Liriano, RHP Tyler Thornburg, RHP Blaine Boyer, LHP Chris Capuano
Projected lineup: 2B Jonathan Villar (.285, 19 HR, 63 RBI, 62 SB), SS Orlando Arcia (.219, 4, 17), LF Ryan Braun (.305, 30, 91, 16), 1B Eric Thames (.317, 40, 118, 13 SBs in Korea), RF Domingo Santana (.256, 11, 32), 3B Travis Shaw (.242, 16, 71 with Red Sox), CF Keon Broxton (.242, 9, 19, 23 SB), C Jett Bandy (.234, 8, 25 with Angels)
Rotation: Junior Guerra (9-3, 2.81 ERA), Zach Davies (11-7, 3.97), Matt Garza (4-8, 4.51), Wily Peralta (7-11, 3.86), Jimmy Nelson (8-16, 4.62) or Chase Anderson (9-11, 4.39) or Tommy Milone (3-5, 5.71 with Twins)
Key relievers: RHP Neftali Feliz (4-2, 3.52 with Pirates), RHP Corey Knebel (1-4, 4.68), RHP Carlos Torres (3-3, 2.73), RHP Jhan Marinez (0-1, 3.22), RHP Joba Chamberlain (0-0, 2.25 with Indians), RHP Jacob Barnes (0-1, 2.70), RHP Tyler Cravy (0-1, 2.86)
Hot spot: Fifth starter. Guerra and Davies began last season in the minors, then emerged as pleasant surprises in an otherwise long season. Now the Brewers have seven candidates for five rotation jobs. Nelson, who's led the staff in innings the last two years, might be wary of his two minor league options if he struggles out of the gate.
Outlook: No team was more active on the bases last season than the Brewers, whose 181 steals were the most by any team since 2009. Villar, Broxton and Hernan Perez were the primary thieves, and all return. The front office curiously chose not to bring back Carter after a 41-home run season. His replacement is Thames, who hasn't had a major league at-bat since 2012. Hitter-friendly Miller Park will do no favors to their pedestrian pitching staff, but the Brewers aren't expected to contend for at least another couple seasons. At least their offense will be entertaining in the meantime.
|SAN FRANCISCO: 2016: 87-75, second place
Manager: Bruce Bochy (11th season)
Who's new? RHP Mark Melancon, C Nick Hundley, IF Jae-Gyun Hwang
Who's gone? OF Angel Pagan, OF Gregor Blanco, RHP Jake Peavy, RHP Santiago Casilla, RHP Sergio Romo, LHP Javier Lopez
Projected lineup: CF Denard Span (.266, 11 HR, 53 RBI, 12 SB), 1B Brandon Belt (.275, 17 , 82), C Buster Posey (.288, 14, 80), RF Hunter Pence (.289, 13, 57), SS Brandon Crawford (.275, 12, 84), 3B Eduardo Nunez (.288, 16, 67, 40 SBs with Giants and Twins), 2B Joe Panik (.239, 10, 62), LF Jarrett Parker (.236, 5, 14) or Mac Williamson (.223, 6, 15)
Rotation: LH Madison Bumgarner (15-9, 2.74 ERA), RH Johnny Cueto (18-5, 2.79), RH Jeff Samardzija (12-11, 3.81), LH Matt Moore (13-12, 4.08 with Giants and Rays), RH Matt Cain (4-8, 5.64)
Key relievers: RH Mark Melancon (2-2, 1.64, 47/51 SV with Nationals), RH Hunter Strickland (3-3, 3.10), RH Derek Law (4-2, 2.13), LH Steven Okert (0-0, 3.21) or Josh Osich (1-3, 4.71), RH Cory Gearrin (3-2, 4.28), RH George Kontos (3-2, 2.53)
Hot spot: Bullpen and left field. No team blew more saves last year than the Giants. The front office hopes it found the answer by signing three-time All-Star closer Melancon to a (then-record) four-year, $62 million deal, and by cutting ties with Romo and Casilla. They will need to replace Will Smith, a key lefty who tore his UCL in spring training. Veteran outfielder Pagan left after five seasons in San Francisco. Rather than fill his shoes via free agency or trade, the unproven tandem of Williamson and Parker is expected to share time in left.
Outlook: The Giants have an established core of position players, and an enviable 1-2 rotation punch in Bumgarner and Cueto. That's probably why the front office did little in the offseason besides overhaul the back end of the bullpen. Hwang, who hit 26 home runs and drove in 104 last year in Korea, is an intriguing addition to the bench. Mostly the Giants are counting on continuity. Former NL MVP Posey is coming off a below-average season by his standards, and sparkplug Pence missed nearly two months last year with a hamstring injury. Expecting both to bounce back isn't a stretch, and new closer Melancon is as good as they come. At full strength, this Giants team should be able to give the Dodgers a good run.
|Surging Brewers continue Western trek in San Francisco|
SAN FRANCISCO -- The Milwaukee Brewers seek to move up in the division standings while the San Francisco Giants endure the first day after being formally eliminated in their division race when the clubs open a three-game series Monday night.
Brewers right-hander Zach Davies (14-6, 4.26 ERA) and Giants right-hander Chris Stratton (1-2, 4.91) are the scheduled starters for the series opener at AT&T Park.
The Brewers landed in San Francisco on Sunday night having won two of three in Colorado to open a nine-game Western swing. They will complete the trip against the National League West-leading Los Angeles Dodgers later this week.
The Brewers (65-60) have won six of seven to stay very much in contention in the NL Central, where they trail the Chicago Cubs by two games. They also find themselves 2 1/2 games back of the Arizona Diamondbacks in the wild-card race.
One of those six wins came in Davies' last start, a 3-1 home victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Tuesday. Davies, who is one win behind NL leader Clayton Kershaw, has allowed one or no runs in four of his past six starts.
Davies missed the Giants when the clubs split a four-game series in Milwaukee in June. He has yet to face the Giants in 59 career starts.
The Brewers are slated to start right-handers Jimmy Nelson (9-6, 3.74) and Matt Garza (6-7, 4.81) in the final two games of the series against San Francisco (50-76). Milwaukee is bidding to build upon the momentum of consecutive wins Saturday and Sunday at Colorado and three straight series triumphs.
Jesus Aguilar, who had a pinch-hit home run Saturday, blasted two more to highlight the 8-4 victory against the Rockies on Sunday.
"Starting the road trip with a series win is a boost of energy for the club, and it gives us a lot of confidence," Aguilar said. "We're just happy we were able to get it done."
Stratton will be seeing the Brewers for the second time in his career, having thrown two innings of scoreless, one-hit relief in a June 2016 game.
The 26-year-old is coming off the best start of his career, having shut out the Nationals for seven innings in a 4-2 win on Aug. 13 at Washington. He struck out a career-high 10 and walked one in the game.
Nick Hundley caught Stratton's gem, and he will get the call again Monday night, Giants manager Bruce Bochy announced after the team's 5-2 loss to the Philadelphia Phillies on Sunday.
Buster Posey needs a day off, Bochy said.
Posey, who was thrown out at the plate from the outfield, tagged out two Phillies at home trying to score and got nailed in the ribs by a Hector Neris fastball in the Sunday game. He left AT&T Park in pain and in a bad mood.
The pitch that plunked Posey came in the eighth inning with two outs. The Giants trailed 4-2, and the potential tying runs were on the bases. It was the first pitch thrown by Neris, who went on to strike out Pablo Sandoval to end the threat.
"I'm certain that he hit me on purpose," said Posey, who had a brief stare-down with Neris. "It's just a shame because I wanted to compete that at-bat, and he's got good stuff. But I guess he didn't feel like he could get me out."
Bochy said he hopes to have Posey available to pinch-hit Monday.
|Last Updated: 9/19/2017 10:26:15 AM EST|