James Shields SP SD 4 days ago

Shields will not make his scheduled start Sunday, the Union-Tribune's Dennis Lin reports.

James Shields SP SD 2 weeks ago

Shields (13-6) held the Rockies to four runs over 6.2 innings in Sunday's win. He struck out eight batters and walked four.

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James Shields SP SD 3 weeks ago

Shields improve to 12-6 Monday against Arizona as he allowed one run on four hits and two walks over seven innings. He struck out six.

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Shields mustered his first ...

James Shields SP SD 4 weeks ago

Shields (11-6) went six innings Wednesday, giving up four earned runs on eight hits and four walks while striking out six in an 11-4 win over the Rockies.

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James Shields SP SD 1 month ago

Shields earned his 10th save of the season Sunday against the Phillies, allowing just one run with eight strikeouts and one walk in seven innings.

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James Shields SP SD 3 months ago

Shields (7-3) allowed four runs on five hits, with four walks and five strikeouts over 5.1 innings in a no-decision against Texas on Saturday.

The normally accurate Shields tied a season high with four walks and served up two home runs to first baseman Mitch Moreland. The 33-year-old's ERA has ballooned to over 4.00 for the first time since 2010, and the culprit for his decline in effectiveness is a career-high 3.09 BB/9. The spike in walks has coincided with a career-best 10.11 K/9, so at least the veteran has compensated for a decline in control by drawing more swings and misses. Shields is 0-3 in his last seven starts after starting off the season 7-0, but the upcoming All-Star break should give the righty a chance to regroup and find his early season form.

James Shields SP SD 3 months ago

Shields pitched very well in a no-decision, allowing just one unearned run in seven innings against the Pirates.

Shields allowed just two hits and walked one in the dominant start. The righty has had a bit of a down season after carrying the Royals to the World Series last year, posting a 3.88 ERA with one start left before the All-Star break. That final start will come this weekend against the Rangers.

James Shields SP SD 3 months ago

Shields (7-3) was stuck with a loss despite pitching fairly well Wednesday against the Mariners, as he allowed just two runs on four hits over 6.2 innings, striking out seven and walking four.

Robinson Cano has been coming alive for the Mariners, and he was the only one who was really able to get to Shields, accounting for both runs on a solo homer and an RBI single. Despite a huge spike in his strikeout rate, Shields has been a bit of a dud in his first season with the Padres, as his ratios (4.14 ERA, 1.33 WHIP) are well worse than what we've come to expect from him. He'll rebound in time, but Shields needs to get his control in line -- it's been shaky recently, as he's walked 13 in his last four starts. Shields next draws the Pirates on Monday.

James Shields SP SD 3 months ago

Shields (7-2) allowed seven runs on nine hits in four plus innings against the Giants on Thursday. He struck out seven and walked two.

The seven runs he allowed was his most since June of last year and the four innings he pitched was his shortest outing of the season. Shields has now lost two straight starts after starting the season 7-0. The 33-year-old will look to bounce back in his next scheduled start Wednesday against the Mariners.

James Shields SP SD 4 months ago

Shields (7-1) allowed four runs on eight hits and four walks while striking out five in a 4-2 loss to the Diamondbacks on Friday.

Walks continue to haunt Shields, as he's handing out passes at a career-high rate. He's also giving up homers at a career-high rate, so it's amazing that it took Shields this long to record his first loss for the underachieving Padres. If he can't maintain his strikeout rate (also a career high), he might be a good candidate to sell high on at this point, considering his high WHIP and weak peripherals. Shields will make his next start in San Francisco on Thursday.