Cashner much improved in start vs. Dodgers
Andrew Cashner | SD
(August 30, 2014 2:36 AM EDT)
Andrew Cashner, making his second start since being activated from the disabled list, took a no-decision despite allowing just one run over six innings as the Padres needed 12 innings to defeat the Dodgers 3-2 on Friday.
Cashner only struck out one batter in his first start off of the DL, but he managed to fan eight Dodgers on the evening. He yielded only six hits and did not issue a walk as well. The only run scored in the third inning on Hanley Ramirez's RBI double. Over 14 starts, Cashner sports a 2.37 ERA, a 1.21 WHIP, and a 68/24 K/BB ratio. He'll look to keep it going when he takes on the D'Backs at home on Wednesday.
Haren pitches well in a no-decision vs. SDP
Dan Haren | LA
(August 30, 2014 2:33 AM EDT)
Dan Haren pitched well again, yielding two runs (one earned) over six innings in a no-decision as the Dodgers lost in 12 innings to the Padres on Friday.
Four of Haren's last five starts have been of the quality start variety, something the Dodgers have needed in their attempt to maintain their NL West lead over the Giants. On Friday, Haren surrendered five hits and a walk while striking out three. The right-hander has a 4.33 ERA, a 1.26 WHIP, and a 118/33 K/BB ratio. He'll match up against the Nationals at home on Wednesday next.
Turner has another multi-hit game in a loss
Justin Turner | LA
(August 30, 2014 2:31 AM EDT)
Justin Turner went 3-for-5 and scored a run, but the Dodgers lost in 12 innings to the Padres on Friday.
Turner notched his third consecutive multi-hit game and his fifth in his last six games. He's been filling in for Juan Uribe at the hot corner and has done a good job. Overall, Turner is slashing .326/.396/.452 with four home runs and 31 RBI in 270 plate appearances.
Ramirez's homer, 2 RBI not enough for LAD
Hanley Ramirez | LA
(August 30, 2014 2:29 AM EDT)
Hanley Ramirez went 3-for-4 with an RBI double and a solo home run, providing the Dodgers their only runs of the evening in a 12-inning loss to the Padres on Friday.
Ramirez tied the game at 1-1 with a third-inning RBI double off of Andrew Cashner, then tied the game at 2-2 in the eighth inning with a solo home run off of Dale Thayer. Entering the night, the shortstop had been 1-for-12 since returning from the disabled list on Sunday. Ramirez has 13 home runs, 60 RBI, 12 stolen bases, and a .276/.363/.457 slash line on the season.
Grandal hits walk-off RBI single in the 12th
Yasmani Grandal | SD
(August 30, 2014 2:26 AM EDT)
Yasmani Grandal hit a walk-off RBI single in the 12th inning to help the Padres overcome the Dodgers on Friday.
Grandal was 0-for-4 with three strikeouts in the game prior to his single. The 25-year-old has otherwise had a tough season, slashing .210/.309/.372 with 11 home runs and 34 RBI in 337 plate appearances.
Vogelsong strong over seven innings in a win
Ryan Vogelsong | SF
(August 30, 2014 1:48 AM EDT)
Ryan Vogelsong picked up his eighth win of the season, holding the Brewers to two runs over seven innings as the Giants enjoyed a cakewalk 13-2 victory on Friday.
Vogelsong had a 3-0 lead after the first inning and an 8-1 lead after four, so it was a very stress-free night. The right-hander yielded only four hits and a walk while striking out seven, resulting in his first win since August 6. Vogelsong will take his 3.73 ERA, 1.24 WHIP, and 128/44 K/BB ratio into a start at Coors Field against the Rockies on Wednesday.
Peralta suffers loss on a tough night vs. SFG
Wily Peralta | MLW
(August 30, 2014 1:45 AM EDT)
Wily Peralta was handed his ninth loss with an ugly start against the Giants on Friday, surrendering six runs in only three innings.
The Giants kept piling up the hits, recording nine of them along with a pair of walks over Peralta's three frames. The right-hander only struck out one of the 20 batters he faced. It's his second poor start in a row after he managed to lower his ERA all the way to 3.27. It's now 3.82 and he carries a 1.35 WHIP and a 122/51 K/BB ratio with it. Peralta will make his next start at Wrigley Field against the Cubs on Wednesday.
Blanco homers, draws 3 walks, swipes base
Gregor Blanco | SF
(August 30, 2014 1:42 AM EDT)
Gregor Blanco went 1-for-2 with a two-run home run, three walks, and a stolen base on Friday as the Giants trampled the Brewers.
Blanco stole his 14th base of the season in the second inning, then went yard against Marco Estrada in the fifth inning. He has shown the power stroke as of late, homering in consecutive games and in three of his last six. Overall, Blanco has four home runs, 29 RBI, and a .251/.330/.349 line.
Pence goes 3-for-4 with 3 RBI in a win
Hunter Pence | SF
(August 30, 2014 1:40 AM EDT)
Hunter Pence finished 3-for-4 with a walk and three RBI singles in Friday's win against the Brewers.
The Giants banged out 19 hits on the evening against the Brewers. Pence was one of four Giants to record at least three hits as well. The outfielder is having another great season, slashing .290/.343/.468 with 18 home runs, 62 RBI, and 11 stolen bases.
Panik logs four hits as Giants rout Brewers
Joe Panik | SF
(August 30, 2014 1:38 AM EDT)
Joe Panik finished 4-for-6 with a double and two runs scored in Friday's easy win against the Brewers.
Panik has only played in 46 games in his young career but already has two four-hit games under his belt. He has had a strong showing since making his major league debut on June 21, batting .312/.359/.376 with one home run and 13 RBI.