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|2015 Season (CBSSports.com)||220.00||13.00||10.00||0.00||3.44||1.17||191.00||51.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs San Francisco|| 7.0||1||0|| 1.29||0||1||7|
|vs LHB|| 16.2||0||0|| 3.78||0||6||19|
|vs RHB|| 19.2||0||0|| 3.66||0||3||29|
|12/26/2014||Tony Watson, RP PIT|
Neil Walker, 2B PIT
Jordan Zimmermann, SP WAS
Alfredo Simon, SP DET
James Shields, SP SD
Jayson Werth, LF WAS
Chase Utley, 2B PHI
Joe Smith, RP LAA
Edinson Volquez, SP KC
|Kyle Seager, 3B SEA|
Mark Trumbo, RF ARI
Justin Upton, LF SD
Max Scherzer, SP WAS
Drew Storen, RP WAS
Carlos Santana, 1B CLE
Yordano Ventura, SP KC
Pablo Sandoval, 3B BOS
Taijuan Walker, SP SEA
Matt Shoemaker, SP LAA
Marcus Stroman, SP TOR
Michael Wacha, SP STL
|12/26/2014||James Shields, SP SD||Michael Cuddyer, LF NYM|
Josh Hamilton, LF TEX
|12/25/2014||James Shields, SP SD||Adrian Gonzalez, 1B LAD|
|Last 10 Games|
Padres starter James Shields gets win despite allowing five earned
|by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer|
|(5/3/15) Padres starter James Shields (3-0) surrendered three home runs, giving up five runs overall, in 5 1/3 innings Sunday but was able to earn the win against the Rockies.
Shields was touched by Charlie Blackmon and Nolan Arenado twice for homers.
Shields gave up nine hits and struck out seven and did not walk a batter.
"James Shields is really good pitcher," Arenado said. ''He probably left a couple of pitches up that he probably wished he could take back. We put some good swings on the ball."
The five runs were the most the right hander has allowed all season.
Shields will look to get back on track Friday in Arizona.
Padres SP James Shields strikes out 12 in loss Monday
|by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com|
|(4/28/15) Despite striking out 12 batters in just six innings Monday, it was not enough for Padres pitcher James Shields to earn a win.
"I'm not too worried about strikeouts in my game, I'm worried about winning," he said after the game, per MLB.com. "It's my job to keep us in a game and give us a chance to win every night."
Shields (2-0) tossed six innings and allowed three runs (one earned) on six hits during Monday's 9-4 loss to the Dodgers. The 12 strikeouts were a season high for Shields.
"He was working with a tight [strike] zone, which was more impressive," catcher Derek Norris said. "He threw the ball well."
Shields also walked one batter and gave up a solo home run to Jed Lowrie in the fourth inning. He received a no-decsion and his ERA now stands at 2.90
His next scheduled start will be Sunday against the Rockies.
Padres' James Shields delivers quality start in Colorado
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
|(4/22/15) Padres pitcher James Shields didn't factor into the decision Wednesday, allowing three earned runs on six hits and three walks in six innings while striking out five in his team's 5-4 loss to the Rockies.
Shields surrendered a solo home run and an RBI double in the first inning and another RBI double in the second but was then able to settle down and keep the Rockies off the scoreboard until his departure.
"The first inning, my ball was up," Shields said after the game, per MLB.com. "They were swinging early, and I was trying to get ahead of the hitters, and they took advantage of it. I settled down there the rest of the game and got the job done."
Shields has yet to take a loss while posting a 3.24 ERA and 29:8 K:BB ratio in 25 innings.
"I thought he threw the ball fine," manager Bud Black said. "They nicked him there in the first. (Corey) Dickerson got a ball up out over the plate and got a homer. He could have kept going if we didn't get to his spot [in the batting order]. He had eight innings in him, possibly. And he threw up four zeros after they nicked him in the second. Good game. He did great."
Shields is scheduled to face the Astros at home Monday.
A little luck helps Padres RHP James Shields gain win Friday
|by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com|
|(4/17/15) Padres ace James Shields lifted his ERA from 2.08 to 2.84 on Friday, but he's shedding no tears. He raised his record to 2-0 with a strong outing amid great fanfare against the host Cubs.
Surrounding the hoopla of the major league debut of Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant, Shields struck him out three times and emerged with a victory despite two difficult innings.
"I didn't have the greatest stuff today. I wasn't locating as well as I wanted to; I was behind in the count all day," Shields said, per MLB.com.
Shields was his own worst enemy in a two-run third with a throwing error and wild pitch, then allowed a pair in the fifth on four consecutive hits. But he retired the next five and got lucky when the Padres scored three runs in the sixth.
"It's one of those days where you grind through it," Shields said.
He will try to be a bit steadier next Wednesday at Colorado.
Padres pitcher James Shields strikes out seven in win Saturday
|by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com|
|(4/11/15) Padres pitcher James Shields went seven strong innings in Saturday's 10-2 win over the Giants. Shields allowed one run on three hits, including one home run, and seven strikeouts in his start.
Shields only blemish came in the fourth inning when Joaquin Arias hit a solo home run to lead off the inning. Shields settled in after that, allowing just one hit in his final three innings. He also lowered his ERA to 2.08 on the year.
Shields will look to keep rolling Friday against the Cubs.
|2014 summary: For the most part, James Shields had a typical James Shields season for the Royals. He was highly durable, topping 200 innings for the eighth straight season and exceeding 220 innings for the fourth year in a row. Shields had even better control than usual, throwing 65 percent of his pitches for strikes and walking only 1.7 batters per nine innings. There was nothing wrong with his 14-8 record, 3.21 ERA and 1.18 WHIP, but his 7.1 K/9 ratio was Shields' lowest since 2009. That was depressed by a nine-start run after the All-Star break during which Shields struck out only 5.9 batters per nine innings.
Playing time status: Having signed with the Padres this offseason for four years at $75 million, Shields will bring his appetite for innings to PETCO Park, yet another pitcher-friendly home venue for the former Royal and Ray.
2015 outlook: Shields has had the good fortune of pitching in home parks that are tough on home run hitters, but generally, he's been homer-prone on the road (1.3 HR/9) over his career. Though that trend could continue, Shields should still be treated as a top 30 starter, as he could be a great help to owners in his home starts.
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|5/4/15||@ SF||10:15 pm||Madison Bumgarner|
|5/5/15||@ SF||10:15 pm||Ryan Vogelsong|
|5/6/15||@ SF||3:45 pm||Chris Heston|
|5/7/15||@ ARI||9:40 pm||Jeremy Hellickson|
|5/8/15||@ ARI||9:40 pm||Chase Anderson|
|5/9/15||@ ARI||8:10 pm||Josh Collmenter|
|5/10/15||@ ARI||4:10 pm||Robbie Ray|
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