James Shields SP SD 21 minutes 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 6 days 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 2 weeks 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.

James Shields SP SD 2 weeks ago

Shields allowed just one run across seven innings Sunday against the Dodgers, striking out six and walking three. He did not factor into the decision.

The right-hander, who scattered five hits on the day, needed just 86 pitches to make it through seven frames and was only scored upon via solo home run. Shields was in position to win the game when he was removed, but a late Dodgers surge took the game into extras and ruined his chances of moving to 8-0. He will take a 3.59 ERA and a 10.8 K/9 into Friday's start against the Diamondbacks.

James Shields SP SD 3 weeks ago

Shields allowed four runs on seven hits and a walk over 5.1 innings Tuesday. He also struck out six.

Shields cruised through the first five innings before an error and two challenged plays led to five runs (four earned) in the sixth inning. He did not factor into the decision as Atlanta took the lead in the bottom of the eighth. Shields will face the Dodgers at home on Sunday.

James Shields SP SD 4 weeks ago

Shields pitched seven solid innings Wednesday, allowing two runs on six hits and two walks while striking out four in a win over the Mets.

Shields (7-0) cruised through the first five innings, permitting just one runner to reach second base. With the victory, Shields set his personal best for consecutive wins to start a season since he began 6-0 with Tampa Bay in 2006. The veteran righty will look to continue that streak in his next scheduled start Tuesday at Atlanta.

James Shields SP SD 1 month ago

Shields delivered six strong innings Friday against the Pirates, allowing two runs on six hits and two walks. He struck out six in the no-decision.

Shields was actually in position to lose when he left the game, but the Padres rallied in the seventh. The veteran righty's numbers are still more inflated than you'd expect from a top-flight starter pitching half his games at Petco, but they're bound to come down over time.

James Shields SP SD 1 month ago

Shields moved to 6-0 on Sunday as he allowed three runs and struck out seven in seven strong innings against the Dodgers.

After cruising through six innings, Shields got into a bit of trouble in the seventh, when he allowed a run on a bases-loaded double-play which was followed by a Alex Guerrero home run. He still managed to deliver his eighth quality start in ten tries and will face the Pirates in his next start on Friday.

James Shields SP SD 2 months ago

Shields struggled to get through six innings, but yielded only one run on six hits and three walks while striking out nine Tuesday against the Mariners to improve to 5-0 for the season.

Shields gave up his major-league leading 12th homer to Brad Miller in the fifth inning, then walked the first two batters of the sixth inning. He got out unscathed and allowed just one run in becoming the first San Diego pitcher since 2007 to start the season 5-0. Shields became just the sixth pitcher in Padres' history to win his first five decisions, and it took him a season-high 115 pitches. His next start is scheduled to be Tuesday against the Cubs.

James Shields SP SD 2 months ago

Shields allowed five runs, but picked up seven strikeouts en route to a win in the 6-5 victory over the Diamondbacks Friday.

This is back-to-back poor outings for Shields as he allowed five runs to both the Diamondbacks and Rockies, but managed to grab wins and seven strikeout performances in each game. The scary part is, is that Shields has allowed seven homers over those two games. Look for Shields to bounce back in his next game when he hosts Washington on Thursday.