|SAN DIEGO ( PERDOMO )|
LA DODGERS ( MAEDA )
|963||SAN DIEGO||+260||Ov 8.5,-110||+240||Ov 8.5,-115|
|964||LA DODGERS||-315||Un 8.5,-110||-275||Un 8.5,-105|
|vs Right-handed Starters||38-47||+2.6||47-34||4.0||0.240||0.298||0.405||0.703||5.2||0.258||0.325||0.425||0.750|
|Past 7 Games||2-5||-1.4||6-1||3.9||0.242||0.296||0.399||0.695||6.6||0.253||0.358||0.485||0.843|
|vs Right-handed Starters||54-23||+19.8||36-35||5.0||0.256||0.330||0.439||0.769||3.3||0.221||0.279||0.357||0.636|
|Past 7 Games||5-2||+1||3-3||5.4||0.243||0.328||0.464||0.792||3.6||0.215||0.268||0.412||0.680|
|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)||3-6||L||225||8.5 ov||O||10||10||0||8||8||0|
|8/13/2017||PERDOMO(R)||@ LA DODGERS||MAEDA(R)|| |
|8/20/2017|| ||WASHINGTON|| || |
|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)||6-3||W||-245||8.5 ov||O||8||8||0||10||10||0|
|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||HILL(L)||@ DETROIT||ZIMMERMANN(R)|| |
|8/19/2017||RYU(L)||@ DETROIT||BOYD(L)|| |
|8/20/2017|| ||@ 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.
|Dodgers, Puig host Padres in rubber match|
LOS ANGELES -- It's been easy to overlook Los Angeles Dodgers right-fielder Yasiel Puig this season.
The sensational summers delivered by teammates Cody Bellinger, Corey Seager, Chris Taylor and Justin Turner have attracted most of the attention, but Puig is quietly putting together one of his most impressive campaigns heading into the series finale Sunday against the San Diego Padres at Dodger Stadium.
Puig is hitting .255 with a career-high 21 home runs to go along with 55 RBIs and 53 runs, but it was his nine-pitch walk Saturday night that earned considerable praise and attention, as it loaded the bases to set up Seager's bases-clearing double that gave Los Angeles the lead for good in the 6-3 victory.
Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said Puig's season has really picked up ever since he slammed a three-run homer in the top of the ninth to beat the Miami Marlins, 6-4, on July 14.
"There have been some big spots that Yasiel has been in, and the at-bat quality, with regards to result, has been very good," Roberts said. "Yasiel is really growing as a player, and especially in those spots."
San Diego manager Andy Green would like to see more of those types of at-bats from his players. The Padres went 2-for-13 with runners in scoring position in the loss to the Dodgers on Saturday night.
"Those are the kinds of empty at-bats that get us down," he said.
San Diego will try to improve Sunday against Los Angeles right-hander Kenta Maeda (10-4, 3.69 ERA), who will be looking to win his fifth consecutive decision.
Maeda will make his fourth start of the season against the Padres. He's 0-2 against them with a 5.93 ERA in 2017, the only team that's handed him multiple losses this season. Maeda had the shortest start of this season in a 5-3 loss in San Diego on July 2, allowing five earned runs and eight hits in 3 2/3 innings.
He did not earn a decision in an 8-2 victory at San Diego on May 5 and took the loss in a 4-0 defeat on April 4, allowing three runs and six hits in five innings.
Maeda has struggled overall against the NL West this season, owning a 1-3 record in seven starts with a 6.89 ERA.
Maeda will be opposed by right-hander Luis Perdomo (6-6, 4.81 ERA), who will be making his first appearance against the Dodgers this season. He faced them six times in 2016, the last three as a starter. His only win in four decisions against Los Angeles came in the last week of the regular season, when the Dodgers had already clinched the NL West.
Among the active players for the Dodgers, Seager has had the most success, collecting six hits in 15 at-bats against Perdomo, though none were for extra bases.
"I was pleased with him," Green told the San Diego Union-Tribune after Perdomo's last start, when he allowed two runs in six innings of a 7-3 win Tuesday against the Cincinnati Reds. "Because he pitched himself into trouble a couple times and pitched himself out of it. I think we were excited to see him take those steps forward."
|Last Updated: 8/21/2017 4:29:17 PM EST|