|SAN DIEGO ( CHACIN )|
ST LOUIS ( WEAVER )
|961||SAN DIEGO||+145||Ov 9,-130||+170||Ov 8.5,-110|
|962||ST LOUIS||-155||Un 9,+110||-180||Un 8.5,-110|
|vs Right-handed Starters||43-49||+6.7||51-37||4.1||0.240||0.298||0.404||0.702||5.0||0.253||0.319||0.419||0.738|
|Past 7 Games||4-3||+2||3-4||4.1||0.216||0.281||0.338||0.619||3.1||0.170||0.255||0.307||0.562|
|vs Right-handed Starters||48-49||-8.7||54-39||4.8||0.266||0.335||0.420||0.755||4.6||0.263||0.324||0.412||0.736|
|Past 7 Games||2-5||-3.8||5-2||5.9||0.291||0.343||0.502||0.845||8.0||0.327||0.393||0.524||0.917|
|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)||3-6||L||225||8.5 ov||O||10||10||0||8||8||0|
|8/13/2017||PERDOMO(R)||@ LA DODGERS||MAEDA(R)||4-6||L||245||8.5 ev||O||5||3||1||5||2||1|
|8/15/2017||LAMET(R)||PHILADELPHIA||LEITER JR.(R)||8-4||W||-165||8 un||O||8||6||0||6||3||2|
|8/22/2017||RICHARD(L)||@ ST LOUIS||LYNN(R)||12-4||W||160||8.5 ov||O||11||6||0||7||6||0|
|8/23/2017||CHACIN(R)||@ ST LOUIS||WEAVER(R)|| |
|8/24/2017||PERDOMO(R)||@ ST LOUIS||MARTINEZ(R)|| |
|8/25/2017||WOOD(L)||@ MIAMI||CONLEY(L)|| |
|8/26/2017||LAMET(R)||@ MIAMI||DESPAIGNE(R)|| |
|8/27/2017||RICHARD(L)||@ MIAMI||STRAILY(R)|| |
|8/28/2017|| ||SAN FRANCISCO|| || |
|8/29/2017|| ||SAN FRANCISCO|| || |
|8/30/2017|| ||SAN FRANCISCO|| || |
|8/9/2017||LEAKE(R)||KANSAS CITY||CAHILL(R)||8-5||W||-140||8.5 un||O||11||8||1||15||8||1|
|8/10/2017||LYNN(R)||KANSAS CITY||HAMMEL(R)||8-6||W||-145||9 un||O||9||9||1||12||9||3|
|8/15/2017||LEAKE(R)||@ BOSTON||PORCELLO(R)||4-10||L||140||9.5 ov||O||10||5||1||15||9||0|
|8/16/2017||LYNN(R)||@ BOSTON||RODRIGUEZ(L)||4-5||L||140||9.5 un||U||10||7||1||9||7||2|
|8/17/2017||WAINWRIGHT(R)||@ PITTSBURGH||TAILLON(R)||11-7||W||125||9 un||O||15||8||1||15||10||0|
|8/18/2017||MARTINEZ(R)||@ PITTSBURGH||WILLIAMS(R)||11-10||W||-120||8.5 ov||O||13||6||1||10||6||0|
|8/19/2017||WACHA(R)||@ PITTSBURGH||KUHL(R)||4-6||L||-115||9 ev||O||7||4||1||12||8||0|
|8/20/2017||LEAKE(R)||@ PITTSBURGH||NOVA(R)||3-6||L||-115||9.5 un||U||11||9||0||9||5||1|
|8/22/2017||LYNN(R)||SAN DIEGO||RICHARD(L)||4-12||L||-170||8.5 ov||O||7||6||0||11||6||0|
|8/23/2017||WEAVER(R)||SAN DIEGO||CHACIN(R)|| |
|8/24/2017||MARTINEZ(R)||SAN DIEGO||PERDOMO(R)|| |
|8/25/2017||WACHA(R)||TAMPA BAY||ODORIZZI(R)|| |
|8/26/2017||LEAKE(R)||TAMPA BAY||SNELL(L)|| |
|8/27/2017||LYNN(R)||TAMPA BAY||ARCHER(R)|| |
|8/29/2017|| ||@ MILWAUKEE|| || |
|8/30/2017|| ||@ MILWAUKEE|| || |
|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?
|ST LOUIS: 2016: 86-76, second place
Manager: Mike Matheny (sixth season)
Who's new? OF Dexter Fowler, C Eric Fryer, LH Brett Cecil
Who's gone? 1B Brandon Moss, OF Matt Holliday, OF Jeremy Hazelbaker, RHP Jaime Garcia, RHP Seth Maness, RHP Jerome Williams
Projected lineup: CF Dexter Fowler (.276, 13 HR, 48 RBI, 13 SB with Cubs), SS Aledmys Diaz (.300, 17, 65), 1B Matt Carpenter (.271, 21, 68), RF Stephen Piscotty (.273, 22, 85), C Yadier Molina (.307, 8, 58), 3B Jedd Gyorko (.243, 30, 59), 2B Kolten Wong (.240, 5, 23), LF Randal Grichuk (.240, 24, 68)
Rotation: RH Carlos Martinez (16-9, 3.04 ERA), RH Adam Wainwright (13-9, 4.62), RH Mike Leake (9-12, 4.69), RH Michael Wacha (7-7, 5.09), RH Lance Lynn (did not pitch - Tommy John surgery)
Key relievers: RH Seung-hwan Oh (6-3, 1.92 ERA 19/23 SV), LH Kevin Siegrist (6-3, 2.77), RH Trevor Rosenthal (2-4, 4.46, 14/18 SV), LH Brett Cecil (1-7, 3.93 with Blue Jays), RH Jonathan Broxton (4-2, 4.30), RH Matt Bowman (2-5, 3.46), RH Miguel Socolovich (1-0, 2.00)
Hot spots: Rotation. The back end looked like a big leap of faith when spring training began. Wainwright and Wacha are coming off their worst seasons. Another 2013 World Series mainstay, Lynn, didn't pitch last season as he recovered from Tommy John surgery. Then, on the first day of camp, 22-year-old right-hander Alex Reyes learned he needed Tommy John himself. That leaves a lot of question marks after ace Martinez ' more than any Cardinals staff has faced in years.
Outlook: This 40-man roster hints at a team in transition. Venerable 34-year-old catcher Molina is still St. Louis' biggest star. Reyes' injury hurts the youth movement, but the Cardinals are still stacked with talented 20-something sluggers ' Piscotty, Diaz, Gyorko and Grichuk ' who could emerge as household names. Adding Fowler's speed and patience should complement an already deep lineup. The pitching staff is a different matter. Barring a big resurgence from Wainwright, Lynn and Wacha (or a big trade) it's hard to see the Cardinals contending for more than a wild card spot in the Cubs' shadow.
|Padres try to make it two straight over Cardinals|
ST. LOUIS -- Carlos Asuaje collected two hits and scored twice Tuesday night in the San Diego Padres' 12-4 rout of the St. Louis Cardinals.
However, his best at-bat might have been one that saw him walk back to the dugout with bat in hand after swinging and missing a 92 mph fastball from Lance Lynn for the first out of the third inning.
That's because it took Lynn 13 pitches to retire Asuaje, enabling the lineup's remainder to get a better look at the right-hander's offerings. It also might have taxed Lynn to the point that he hit the next batter, Jose Pirela, before giving up a three-run double to Yangervis Solarte.
It is those types of lengthy plate appearances that San Diego manager Andy Green hopes his team can construct more consistently, starting with the Wednesday night game in Busch Stadium.
"Those grind at-bats can change the trajectory of a game," Green said. "Even though (Asuaje) struck out, it was still a great at-bat. It can wear a pitcher down."
In Green's view, another good sign for the Padres (56-69) was that they scored seven runs before belting a homer. They have been overly reliant on going yard to plate their runs, but that wasn't the case Tuesday night.
San Diego has cracked 154 homers. Yet even with the offensive explosion in the series opener, when the Padres tied their season high for runs in a game, the club is averaging less than four runs per game.
"It hasn't been who we've been for the most part," Green said of the victory, "but we gave ourselves opportunities to plate a lot of runs. We kept scoring, we came up with big hit after big hit."
While the Padres celebrated only their third double-figure outburst of the year and their first against an opponent besides the San Francisco Giants, St. Louis (63-62) gave up at least five runs in a game for the 12th consecutive contest. In fact, the Cardinals have allowed at least six runs in five straight games.
If the Cardinals make it 13 straight Wednesday night, they would tie a franchise record set in 1929 and duplicated in 2003.
"Guys are just going to have to pitch their way through it and get outs," St. Louis manager Mike Matheny said.
Another way to snap the streak would be a quality start from young right-hander Luke Weaver (1-1, 3.31 ERA), who gets the call in place of injured veteran Adam Wainwright. Weaver will make his third start of the year.
He relieved Wainwright on Thursday night in Pittsburgh, tossing two shutout innings and helping the Cardinals start a comeback from a 5-0 deficit that resulted in an 11-7 victory. This will be Weaver's first career outing against San Diego.
Veteran right-hander Jhoulys Chacin (11-8, 3.98 ERA) gets the call for the Padres. He last worked in a 2-1 loss to Washington on Thursday night, lasting five innings and getting a no-decision despite allowing only a run and three hits with four walks and six strikeouts.
Chacin is 0-4 with a 5.81 ERA in five career games (four starts) against St. Louis, losing his only start at Busch Stadium in May 2013.
He will have to be careful with Cardinals right fielder Stephen Piscotty, who celebrated his return to the 25-man roster Tuesday night by belting his first homer since June 18. Piscotty is 4-for-7 in two games since returning to the club as its 26th man for the Sunday night Little League Classic in Williamsport, Pa.
"If I'm just hitting the ball hard, I'm happy," Piscotty said. "Lucky for me, hits are falling, so it's been great to see it out of the gate."
|Last Updated: 7/20/2018 9:41:46 AM EST|