|SAN DIEGO ( PADDACK )|
TEXAS ( LYLES )
|vs Right-handed Starters||3-3||-1.8||0-6||2.5||0.229||0.305||0.339||0.644||2.0||0.161||0.225||0.280||0.505|
|Past 7 Games||4-3||-0.8||0-7||3.1||0.238||0.319||0.357||0.676||1.7||0.157||0.213||0.260||0.473|
|vs Right-handed Starters||2-2||+0.7||2-1||6.0||0.256||0.331||0.421||0.752||6.0||0.264||0.318||0.429||0.746|
|Past 7 Games||3-4||+0.4||3-3||4.6||0.231||0.290||0.367||0.657||6.0||0.274||0.330||0.469||0.798|
|4/5/2021||MOREJON(L)||SAN FRANCISCO||DESCLAFANI(R)||2-3||L||-145||8 ev||U||8||12||1||9||7||1|
|4/6/2021||DARVISH(R)||SAN FRANCISCO||SANCHEZ(R)||3-1||W||-180||7.5 ov||U||8||4||0||3||2||0|
|4/7/2021||SNELL(L)||SAN FRANCISCO||GAUSMAN(R)||2-3||L||-145||7 ev||U||5||5||2||5||8||1|
|4/9/2021||MUSGROVE(R)||@ TEXAS||ARIHARA(R)||3-0||W||-185||9 ev||U||8||5||0||0||1||1|
|4/10/2021||PADDACK(R)||@ TEXAS||LYLES(R)|| |
|4/11/2021||MOREJON(L)||@ TEXAS||FOLTYNEWICZ(R)|| |
|4/12/2021|| ||@ PITTSBURGH|| || |
|4/13/2021|| ||@ PITTSBURGH|| || |
|4/14/2021|| ||@ PITTSBURGH|| || |
|4/15/2021|| ||@ PITTSBURGH|| || |
|4/16/2021|| ||LA DODGERS|| || |
|4/17/2021|| ||LA DODGERS|| || |
|4/1/2021||GIBSON(R)||@ KANSAS CITY||KELLER(R)||10-14||L||140||8.5 ev||O||15||13||3||15||13||0|
|4/3/2021||ARIHARA(R)||@ KANSAS CITY||MINOR(L)||4-11||L||150||9 ov||O||6||5||0||13||5||0|
|4/4/2021||LYLES(R)||@ KANSAS CITY||SINGER(R)||7-3||W||150||10 ov||P||8||5||1||8||6||1|
|4/9/2021||ARIHARA(R)||SAN DIEGO||MUSGROVE(R)||0-3||L||+175||9 ev||U||0||1||1||8||5||0|
|4/10/2021||LYLES(R)||SAN DIEGO||PADDACK(R)|| |
|4/11/2021||FOLTYNEWICZ(R)||SAN DIEGO||MOREJON(L)|| |
|4/12/2021|| ||@ TAMPA BAY|| || |
|4/13/2021|| ||@ TAMPA BAY|| || |
|4/14/2021|| ||@ TAMPA BAY|| || |
|4/15/2021|| ||@ TAMPA BAY|| || |
|4/16/2021|| ||BALTIMORE|| || |
|4/17/2021|| ||BALTIMORE|| || |
|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.
|TEXAS: He's Here: RHP Kohei Arihara, LF David Dahl, DH/OF Khris Davis, RHP Dane Dunning, INF Brock Holt, 1B Nate Lowe, RHP Mike Foltynewicz, GM Chris Young.
He's Outta Here: SS Elvis Andrus, RHP Jesse Chavez, LF Shin-Soo Choo, INF Derek Dietrich, RHP Corey Kluber, RHP Lance Lynn, C Jeff Mathis, RHP Rafael Montero, INF/OF Danny Santana.
Projected Lineup: CF Leody Taveras (.227, 4 HRs, 6 RBIs, 8 SBs), SS Isiah Kiner-Falefa (.280, 3, 10, 8 SBs), RF Joey Gallo (.181, 10, 26), LF David Dahl (.183, 0, 9 in 24 games for Rockies), 3B Rougned Odor (.167. 10, 30), DH Khris Davis (.200, 2, 10 in 30 games for Athletics), 2B Nick Solak (.268, 2, 23), 1B Ronald Guzman (.244, 4, 9), C Jose Trevino (.250, 2, 9).
Rotation (including two likely tandem-starter spots): RH Kyle Gibson (2-6, 5.35 ERA), RH Mike Foltynewicz (0-1, 16.20 in 1 start for Braves), RH Kohei Arihara (8-9, 3.80 in 132 2/3 IP for Nippon Ham Fighters in Japan Pacific League), RH Dane Dunning (2-0, 3.97 in 7 starts for White Sox), LH Wes Benjamin (2-1, 2.48), RH Jordan Lyles (1-6, 7.02), LH Kolby Allard (0-6, 7.75).
Key Relievers: RH Jose Leclerc (0-0, 4.50 in 2 games), LH Brett Martin (0-0, 3.63), LH Joely Rodriguez (0-0, 2.13), RH Ian Kennedy (0-2, 9.00 with Royals), RH Matt Bush (no MLB appearances since 2018 after Tommy John surgery), LH Taylor Hearn (0-0, 3.63).
Outlook: The Rangers are in a rebuilding mode that began last season when they finished an AL-worst 22-38 and traded away workhorse starters Lynn and Mike Minor. There is uncertainty in a rotation that might utilize seven pitchers for five starting spots, two filled by two-pitcher tandems. Leclerc, still unestablished as a closer, is coming back from a shoulder injury and Jonathan Hernandez, maybe the team's best reliever, is shut down from throwing until at least early April because of a ligament sprain in his right elbow. Several veterans in the lineup are coming off horrendous offensive seasons, including OFs Gallo (who did win a Gold Glove in right field) and Dahl, who wasn't even offered a new contract by Colorado over the winter after being an NL All-Star in 2019. There has been an infield shuffle, with Kiner-Falefa set to be the first opening day shortstop in 13 seasons other than Andrus. The young Hawaiian shifted over after winning a Gold Glove at third base last season. Long-struggling Odor is still in the lineup, at third base instead of second, where Solak is getting his shot to be an everyday player. With Texas now allowing businesses in the state to operate at 100% capacity, the Rangers are preparing for a potential full house of 40,518 fans for their home opener at Globe Life Field on April 5 against Toronto. They could be the first team in any major U.S.-based sports league with a full-capacity crowd since the coronavirus pandemic started altering the sports landscape more than a year ago.
|Last Updated: 6/17/2021 12:24:08 AM EST|