|ATLANTA ( FRIED )|
SAN DIEGO ( KNEHR )
|915||ATLANTA||+115||Ov 8,-115||-135||Ov 8.5,-105|
|916||SAN DIEGO||-125||Un 8,-105||+125||Un 8.5,-115|
|vs Left-handed Starters||23-18||-0.7||22-16||5.6||0.255||0.328||0.450||0.778||4.0||0.224||0.287||0.380||0.667|
|Past 7 Games||4-3||+0.1||4-3||5.4||0.269||0.302||0.490||0.792||3.0||0.217||0.294||0.394||0.688|
|vs Left-handed Starters||24-19||-6||22-21||4.4||0.245||0.325||0.398||0.723||3.9||0.235||0.299||0.375||0.674|
|Past 7 Games||2-5||-2.4||6-1||5.1||0.301||0.360||0.474||0.834||6.1||0.277||0.333||0.472||0.806|
|9/17/2021||ANDERSON(R)||@ SAN FRANCISCO||WEBB(R)||5-6||L||155||7.5 ov||O||9||6||1||8||10||0|
|9/18/2021||MORTON(R)||@ SAN FRANCISCO||WOOD(L)||0-2||L||-105||7.5 ev||U||5||6||0||5||8||0|
|9/19/2021||FRIED(L)||@ SAN FRANCISCO||DESCLAFANI(R)||3-0||W||115||8 ov||U||11||7||0||4||3||0|
|9/20/2021||YNOA(R)||@ ARIZONA||MEJIA(R)||11-4||W||-180||9.5 un||O||15||8||1||8||6||2|
|9/21/2021||CHAVEZ(R)||@ ARIZONA||WEAVER(R)||6-1||W||-150||9.5 un||U||9||4||0||7||10||3|
|9/22/2021||ANDERSON(R)||@ ARIZONA||KELLY(R)||9-2||W||-170||9.5 un||O||11||3||0||6||4||1|
|9/23/2021||MORTON(R)||@ ARIZONA||BUMGARNER(L)||4-6||L||-200||8.5 ev||O||8||6||0||10||6||0|
|9/24/2021||FRIED(L)||@ SAN DIEGO||KNEHR(L)|| |
|9/25/2021||YNOA(R)||@ SAN DIEGO||JOHNSON(R)|| |
|9/26/2021||CHAVEZ(R)||@ SAN DIEGO||MUSGROVE(R)|| |
|10/1/2021|| ||NY METS|| || |
|9/10/2021||MUSGROVE(R)||@ LA DODGERS||URIAS(L)||0-3||L||145||8 un||U||6||9||1||4||6||0|
|9/11/2021||PADDACK(R)||@ LA DODGERS||BUEHLER(R)||4-5||L||195||8 ov||O||8||6||0||4||0||0|
|9/12/2021||SNELL(L)||@ LA DODGERS||SCHERZER(R)||0-8||L||150||7.5 ev||O||1||1||0||9||8||0|
|9/13/2021||DARVISH(R)||@ SAN FRANCISCO||LEONE(R)||1-9||L||-105||8 un||O||7||8||0||8||3||0|
|9/14/2021||ARRIETA(R)||@ SAN FRANCISCO||DESCLAFANI(R)||1-6||L||160||9 un||U||3||4||2||10||11||1|
|9/15/2021||MUSGROVE(R)||@ SAN FRANCISCO||LEONE(R)||9-6||W||100||8 ev||O||16||10||0||9||7||1|
|9/16/2021||JOHNSON(R)||@ SAN FRANCISCO||GAUSMAN(R)||7-4||W||160||8 ev||O||14||8||0||12||9||0|
|9/17/2021||VELASQUEZ(R)||@ ST LOUIS||MIKOLAS(R)||2-8||L||110||9 un||O||7||8||0||6||3||0|
|9/18/2021||DARVISH(R)||@ ST LOUIS||WAINWRIGHT(R)||2-3||L||110||7.5 ev||U||9||6||0||5||4||0|
|9/19/2021||ARRIETA(R)||@ ST LOUIS||HAPP(L)||7-8||L||100||9 ov||O||10||4||1||11||4||1|
|9/21/2021||MUSGROVE(R)||SAN FRANCISCO||GAUSMAN(R)||5-6||L||+100||7.5 ev||O||13||7||0||13||8||1|
|9/22/2021||VELASQUEZ(R)||SAN FRANCISCO||KAZMIR(L)||6-8||L||-110||9.5 un||O||13||13||1||12||6||1|
|9/23/2021||DARVISH(R)||SAN FRANCISCO||WEBB(R)||7-6||W||+105||7.5 ov||O||9||10||0||6||5||0|
|9/28/2021||DARVISH(R)||@ LA DODGERS||BUEHLER(R)|| |
|9/29/2021||VELASQUEZ(R)||@ LA DODGERS||SCHERZER(R)|| |
|9/30/2021||WEATHERS(L)||@ LA DODGERS||GONSOLIN(R)|| |
|10/1/2021|| ||@ SAN FRANCISCO|| || |
|ATLANTA: He's Here: RHP Charlie Morton, LHP Drew Smyly, RHP Carl Edwards Jr., SS Ehire Adrianza, 3B Jake Lamb, 2B Jason Kipnis, OF Guillermo Heredia, OF Phillip Ervin.
He's Outta Here: OF Nick Markakis, OF Adam Duvall, INF Charlie Culberson, RHP Mike Foltynewicz, RHP Mark Melancon, C Tyler Flowers, RHP Shane Greene, RHP Darren O'Day, RHP Jhoulys Chacin, INF Adeiny Hechavarria, LHP Cole Hamels.
Projected Lineup: CF Ronald Acu'a Jr. (.250, 14 HRs, 29 RBIs, 8 SBs), 2B Ozzie Albies (.271, 6, 19), 1B Freddie Freeman (.341, 13, 53, .462 OBP, NL MVP), LF Marcell Ozuna (.338, 18, 56, .431 OBP), C Travis d'Arnaud (.321, 9, 34), 3B Austin Riley (.239, 8, 27), SS Dansby Swanson (.274, 10, 35), CF Cristian Pache (.278, 11, 53 with Double-A Mississippi in 2019).
Rotation: LH Max Fried (7-0, 2.25 ERA), RH Charlie Morton (2-2, 4.74 with Rays; 3-1, 2.70 in postseason), RH Ian Anderson (3-2, 1.95), LH Drew Smyly (0-1, 3.42 with Giants), RH Kyle Wright (2-4, 5.21), RH Mike Soroka (0-1, 3.95, likely to begin season on injured list completing recovery from torn Achilles).
Key Relievers: LH Will Smith (2-2, 4.50, 7 HRs in 16 IP), RH Chris Martin (1-1, 1.00, 1 save), LH Tyler Matzek (4-3, 2.79, 43 Ks in 29 IP), LH A.J. Minter (1-1, 0.83), RH Luke Jackson (2-0, 6.84), RH Jacob Webb (0 ERs in 10 IP), RH Bryse Wilson (1-0, 4.02, 1 save).
Outlook: Even though the rest of the NL East bulked up, the Braves show no signs of slipping after winning three straight division titles. They finally won a postseason series ' two of them, in fact ' to break a drought going back to 2001. Then, the Braves came within one win of the World Series, taking a 3-1 lead in the NL Championship Series before the Dodgers rallied to win the last three games. That bitter disappointment only strengthened the Braves' resolve; this season, it's World Series or bust. Atlanta moved aggressively to bolster its thin rotation by signing veterans Morton and Smyly to one-year contracts. When Soroka (a 13-game winner and All-Star in 2019) is fully recovered, the rotation could be one of baseball's best. Fried was fifth in NL Cy Young Award balloting, while Anderson also has the makings of a future ace after a stellar rookie campaign. The hitters are a dynamic group, as well, with MVP Freeman and Ozuna providing a powerful 1-2 punch in the middle of the lineup. If Acu'a recaptures the form he showed in 2019, when he had 41 homers and 37 stolen bases, the Braves will have three of the game's most feared offensive players. The only major question mark is the bullpen, where the Braves must find a replacement for Melancon's 11 saves. No one in the current bullpen had more than one save in the pandemic-shortened 2020 campaign, though Smith is a former closer for the Giants.
|SAN DIEGO: He's Here: RHP Yu Darvish, LHP Blake Snell, RHP Joe Musgrove, RHP Mark Melancon, 2B Kim Ha-seong, C Victor Caratini, RHP Keone Kela, INF/OF Brian O'Grady.
He's Outta Here: RHP Kirby Yates, INF Greg Garcia, C Jason Castro, RHP Garrett Richards, 1B Mitch Moreland, RHP Luis Perdomo.
Projected Lineup: CF Trent Grisham (.251, 10 HRs, 26 RBIs), SS Fernando Tatis Jr. (.277, 17, 45), 3B Manny Machado (.304, 16, 47), 1B Eric Hosmer (.287, 9, 36), LF Tommy Pham (.211, 3, 12 in 31 games), RF Wil Myers (.288, 15, 40), 2B Jake Cronenworth (.285, 4, 20), C Austin Nola (.273, 7, 28 with Seattle and San Diego) or Victor Caratini (.241, 1, 16 with Cubs).
Rotation: RH Yu Darvish (8-3, 2.01 ERA with Cubs), LH Blake Snell (4-2, 3.24 with Rays), RH Joe Musgrove (1-5, 3.86 with Pirates), RH Chris Paddack (4-5, 4.73), LH Adrian Morejon (2-2, 4.66).
Key Relievers: LH Drew Pomeranz (1-0, 1.45, 4 saves) RH Emilio Pag'n (0-1, 4.50, 2 saves), RH Mark Melancon (2-1, 2.78, 11 saves with Atlanta), RH Keone Kela (0-0, 4.50 in 3 games with Pittsburgh), RH Pierce Johnson (3-1, 2.70), RH Dan Altavilla (2-3, 5.75, 1 save with Seattle and San Diego), RH Craig Stammen (4-2, 5.63), RH Tim Hill (3-0, 4.50), RH Austin Adams (0-0, 4.50 in 3 games).
Outlook: This will be one of the most-anticipated seasons in San Diego history. Anchored by a star-studded infield featuring Tatis and Machado, the Padres ended a 13-year playoff drought and won a first-round series against St. Louis last season before being swept out of the Division Series by the rival Dodgers, who went on to win the World Series. The electrifying Tatis signed the longest contract in MLB history during spring training, a 14-year, $340 million deal. Tatis has hit full-blown superstar status on and off the field, including being selected as the cover athlete for the video game MLB The Show 21. The cover shows Tatis doing a bat flip after one of his two homers in Game 2 against the Cardinals. At 22, he's the youngest player chosen for the cover. After running out of starting pitching in the playoffs and then losing Mike Clevinger to Tommy John surgery, general manager A.J. Preller quickly rebuilt the rotation with a flurry of blockbuster trades after Christmas that landed Darvish, Snell and local product Musgrove. It doesn't appear Dinelson Lamet, who missed the playoffs with an arm injury, will be ready for the start of the season. He finished fourth in NL Cy Young Award voting. Last year's opening day starter, Paddack, is looking for a bounce-back season. Fans will be eager to see how Kim, a slugger from South Korea, fits into the mix at second base, where Cronenworth played well enough to tie for second in NL Rookie of the Year balloting. The Padres hadn't settled on a closer yet. Among the candidates were Pomeranz, Pag'n, Melancon and Kela. Pham was stabbed during an altercation in a strip club parking lot in mid-October and required 200 stitches. San Diego re-signed Jurickson Profar, who played five positions last season.
|Last Updated: 12/6/2023 10:57:33 PM EST.|