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Ryan Eisner

Ryan Eisner

Ryan has been writing for Rotowire since 2007. He currently writes about baseball and covers the White Sox.

Projected Starters - A look at Tuesday's matchups (all times Eastern):

White Sox (Mark Buehrle – L) at Tigers (Rick Porcello - R), 1:05
Reds (Mike Leake - R) t Pirates (Paul Maholm - L), 7:05
Angels (Trevor Bell - R) at Orioles (Jeremy Guthrie - R), 7:05
White Sox (Carlos Torres – R) at Tigers (Jeremy Bonderman - R), 7:05
Blue Jays (Ricky Romero - L) at Yankees (Dustin Moseley - R), 7:05
Phillies (Roy Halladay - R) at Marlins (Sean West - L), 7:10
Mets (R.A. Dickey - R) t Braves (Derek Lowe - R), 7:10
Twins (Brian Duensing - L) t Rays (Jeff Niemann - R), 7:10
Indians (David Huff - L) at Red Sox (Josh Beckett - R), 7:10
Brewers (Chris Narveson - L) t Cubs (Thomas Diamond - R), 8:05
Astros (Bud Norris - R) at Cardinals (Jaime Garcia - L), 8:15
Giants (Jonathan Sanchez - L) at Rockies (Aaron Cook - R), 8:40
Nationals (Scott Olsen - L) at Diamondbacks (Joe Saunders - L), 9:40
Royals (Kyle Davies - R) at Athletics (Vin Mazzaro - R), 10:05
Padres (Mat Latos - R) at Dodgers (Ted Lilly - L), 10:10
Rangers (Colby Lewis - R) at Mariners (Jason Vargas - L)

Day game following a night game: None, although the White Sox and Tigers do play a doubleheader

Injuries

Day-to-Day (includes players expceted to make their return from the DL)
Joey Votto, 1B, CIN – (Wrist) “Tweaked” his wrist Sunday and DNP Monday
Martin Prado, 2B, ATL – (Finger) out for at least a week, but Braves delaying DL decision until Tuesday
Dexter Fowler, OF, COL – (Ribs) Could be bound for DL when MRI results come in
Randy Wolf, P, MIL – (Wrist) MRI came back negative, next start still in question
Carlos Beltran, OF, NY-N – (Knee) Returned to action Monday
Todd Helton, 1B, COL – (Back) Should be off the DL in the coming days
Raul Ibanez, OF, PHI – (Wrist) Thinks he can return Tuesday after a scratch Sunday
Ryan Howard, 1B, PHI – (Ankle) Sidelined for a couple of days
Aramis Ramirez, 3B, CHI-N – (Thumb) Injury from earlier in the season flaring up
Ryan Ludwick, OF, SD – (Calf) Returned to lineup Monday
Juan Uribe, 3B, SF – (Leg) DNP Sunday, team off Monday
Andre Ethier, OF, LA – (Personal) Away to attend the birth of his child, returned Monday
Ben Zobrist, 2B, TB – (Back) Not in Monday's lineup, his fifth non-start
Carlos Pena, 1B, TB – (Foot) Not in Monday's lineup after exiting Saturday
Joe Mauer, C, MIN – (Shoulder) Not in lineup Monday, could DH later in the week
Travis Hafner, DH, CLE – (Shoulder) DNP Monday, five straight misses
Darnell McDonald, OF, BOS- (Back) Did not start Monday, second straight miss
Johnny Damon, OF, DET – (Back) Could play Tuesday, can he play both games of the doubleheader?
Danny Worth, SS, DET – (Heel) Could play against the White Sox Tuesday
Kevin Jepsen, P, ANA – (Shoulder) Coping with a dead arm
Jeff Mathis, C, ANA – (Ribs) Missed his fourth game in a row Sunday
Josh Hamilton, OF, TEX – (Knee) Should be back Tuesday
Armando Galarraga, P, DET – (Ankle) Shouldn't miss his next start
Kevin Youkilis, 1B, BOS – (Thumb) Left Monday's game; day-to-day
Carlos Santana, C, CLE – (Leg) Suffered potentially serious leg injury Monday

Players on the DL
Eric O'Flaherty, P, ATL – (Illness) Diagnosed with mono
Mark Teahen, 3B, CHI-A – (Finger) Could be back August 10
Jason Bulger, P, ANA – (Shoulder) Will begin a rehab assignment Tuesday, back in two weeks
Justin Morneau, 1B, MIN – (Concussion) Hit indoors Sunday, probably won't return this week
Alfredo Aceves, P, NY-A – (Back) Could throw against live hitters this week, transferred to 60-day DL
Mike Lowell, 3B, BOS – (Hip) Met with GM to discuss his future
Orlando Hudson, 2B, MIN – (Oblique) Took some swings over the weekend, may not be on the DL much longer than his 15 days
Scott Kazmir, P, ANA – (Shoulder) Sim game on tap for Monday
Andy Sonnanstine, P, TB – (Hamstring) Landed on the 15-day DL Monday
Matt Daley, P, COL – (Shoulder) Could be back in September
Stephen Strasburg, P, WAS – (Shoulder) Threw in the outfield Sunday, could be back next week
Mike Cameron, OF, BOS – (Soreness) Landed on the DL Monday
Jacoby Ellsbury, OF, BOS – (Ribs) Will need at least one more rehab game, could be back later this week
Gil Meche, P, KC – (Shoulder) Delaying season-ending surgery in hopes of pitching from the bullpen later this season

Transactions

Placed on the DL (15-Day unless otherwise noted)
Andy Sonnanstine, P, TB
Carlos Silva, P, CHI-N
Mike Cameron, OF, BOS

Activated from the DL
Jeff Fulchino, P, HOU

Called Up
Jeremy Hellickson, P, TB
Justin Maxwell, OF, WAS
Russ Springer, P, CIN
Daniel Nava, OF, BOS
David Huff, P, CLE (Will be recalled before Tuesday's game)

Sent Down
Atahualpa Severino, P, WAS
Ryan Rohlinger, 3B, SF
Carlos Fisher, P, CIN
Fernando Abad, P, HOU
Cole Gillespie, OF, AZ
Jason Jaramillo, C, PIT

Closer Watch - A closer look at intriguing ninth-inning situations (check out Dave Regan's Closer Grid with the link to the left).

Giants – Brian Wilson returned to ninth inning action Sunday after being unavailable for three games because of back problems. Prospective closers will return to setup duty for now.

Rockies – Huston Street allowed three runs in a non-save situation against the Cubs Sunday. The job is still his.

Phillies – Brad Lidge converted Sunday after blowing the save Saturday. He staved off J.C. Romero/Ryan Madson for another day.

Key Matchups

Hot
Brandon Phillips v Paul Maholm – 14-for-40 (.350/.366/.700), 2 2B, 4 HR, 9 RBI, 4:1 K:BB
Bobby Abreu v Jeremy Guthrie – 5-for-22 (.227/.292/.818), 1 2B, 4 HR, 6 RBI, 3:2 K:BB
Torii Hunter v Jeremy Guthrie – 5-for-12 (.417/.429/.500), 1 2B, 0 HR, 2 RBI, 1:0 K:BB
Paul Konerko v Jeremy Bonderman – 9-for-33 (.273/.375/.697), 2 2B, 4 HR, 8 RBI, 6:5 K:BB
A.J. Pierzynski v Jeremy Bonderman – 11-for-32 (.344/.344/.531), 3 2B, 1 HR, 4 RBI, 5:0 K:BB
Alexis Rios v Jeremy Bonderman – 5-for-16 (.313/.313/.813), 2 2B, 2 HR, 3 RBI, 4:0 K:BB
Dan Uggla v Roy Halladay – 4-for-13 (.308/.308/.692), 0 2B 1 3B, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 3:0 K:BB
Travis Hafner v Josh Beckett – 5-for-15 (.333/.444/.733), 1 2B, 0 HR, 1 RBI, 0:2 K:BB
David Wright v Derek Lowe – 8-for-22 (.364/.364/.455), 2 2B, 0 HR, 3 RBI, 1:0 K:BB
Yadier Molina v Bud Norris – 4-for-11 (.364/.462/.364), 0 2B, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 2:1 K:BB
Troy Tulowitzki v Jonathan Sanchez – 7-for-15 (.467/.500/.867), 1 2B, 1 3B, 1 HR, 5 RBI, 0:1 K:BB
Pat Burrell v Aaron Cook – 13-for-22 (.591/.625/.773), 1 2B, 1 HR, 5 RBI, 1:1 K:BB
Edgar Renteria v Aaron Cook – 8-for-19 (.421/.500/.474), 1 2B, 0 HR, 2 RBI, 0:3 K:BB
Aaron Rowand v Aaron Cook – 7-for-20 (.350/.350/.400), 1 2B, 0 HR, 5 RBI, 2:0 K:BB
Adam LaRoche v Scott Olsen – 6-for-13 (.462/.462/1.154), 0 2B, 3 HR, 6 RBI, 1:0 K:BB
Scott Hairston v Ted Lilly – 6-for-17 (.353/.353/.706), 0 2B, 2 HR, 2 RBI, 2:0 K:BB
Ichiro Suzuki v Colby Lewis – 12-for-33 (.364/.400/.455), 1 2B, 1 3B, 0 HR, 2 RBI, 6:2 K:BB
Franklin Gutierrez v Colby Lewis – 4-for-11 (.364/.364/.636), 1 HR, 3 RBI, 2:0 K:BB

Ted Lilly v San Diego – The Dodgers may have looked at Lilly's success against the Padres when they acquired him from the Cubs at the trade deadline. Their current crop of batters (including injured players, scrubs and pitchers) have gone a collective .198/.249/.357 off Lilly. That line includes new additions Miguel Tejada and Ryan Ludwick (who owns 10 strikeouts in 30 plate appearances against Lilly). Lilly put up a 24:5 K:BB over his last three starts for the Cubs, but note he may suffer from some nervousness in his Dodger debut.

Cold
Gerald Laird v Mark Buehrle – 4-for-16 (.250), 2 2B, 0 HR, 2 RBI, 2:0 K:BB
Miguel Cabrera v Mark Buehrle – 0-for-12 (.000), 0 RBI, 1:0 K:BB
Ramon Santiago v Mark Buehrle – 2-for-11 (.182), 1 2B, 0 HR, 1 RBI, 4:1 K:BB
Juan Uribe v Aaron Cook – 1-for-13 (.077), 0 2B, 0 HR, 2 RBI, 1:0 K:BB
Joey Votto v Paul Maholm – 3-for-16 (.188), 1 2B, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 2:2 K:BB
Jay Bruce v Paul Maholm – 2-for-12 (.167), 0 2B, 2 HR, 4 RBI, 0:0 K:BB
Hideki Matsui v Jeremy Guthrie – 7-for-30 (.233), 1 2B, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 3:1 K:BB
Erick Aybar v Jeremy Guthrie – 2-for-12 (.167), 1 2B, 0 HR, 1 RBI, 2:0 K:BB
Omar Vizquel v Jeremy Bonderman – 3-for-17 (.176), 1 2B, 0 HR, 2 RBI, 3:4 K:BB
Mark Kotsay v Jeremy Bonderman – 3-for-15 (.200), 1 3B, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0:0 K:BB
Derek Jeter v Ricky Romero – 1-for-10 (.100), 1 HR, 2 RBI, 2:4 K:BB
Jorge Posada v Ricky Romero – 3-for-14 (.214), 1 2B, 0 HR, 3 RBI, 7:0 K:BB
Robinson Cano v Ricky Romero – 2-for-13 (.154), 0 2B, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 5:0 K:BB
Mark Teixeira v Ricky Romero – 2-for-11 (.182), 1 12B, 0 HR, 2 RBI, 4:1 K:BB
Mike Lamb v Roy Halladay – 2-for-15 (.133), 0 2B, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 3:0 K:BB
Cody Ross v Roy Halladay – 2-for-13 (.154), 0 2B, 0 HR, 1 RBI, 1:0 K:BB
Carlos Beltran v Derek Lowe – 5-for-29 (.172), 0 2B, 0 HR, 2 RBI, 4:4 K:BB
Alex Cora v Derek Lowe – 2-for-10 (.200), 1 2B, 0 HR, 1 RBI, 0:0 K:BB
Eric Hinske v R.A. Dickey – 2-for-13 (.154), 1 2B, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 1:2 K:BB
Troy Glaus v R.A. Dickey – 1-for-10 (.100), 0 2B, 0 HR, 1 RBI, 4:0 K:BB
Albert Pujols v Bud Norris – 3-for-14 (.214), 2 2B, 0 HR, 1 RBI, 2:2 K:BB
Skip Schumaker v Bud Norris – 2-for-14 (.143), 0 2B, 0 HR, 1 RBI, 2:2 K:BB
Colby Rasmus v Bud Norris – 2-for-13 (.154), 2 2B, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 5:2 K:BB
Clint Barmes v Jonathan Sanchez – 4-for-20 (.200), 2 2B, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 5:2 K:BB
Kelly Johnson v Scott Olsen – 3-for-15 (.200), 0 2B, 1 HR, 4:3 K:BB
Miguel Tejada v Ted Lilly – 10-for-45 (.222), 3 2B, 1 HR, 5 RBI, 9:4 K:BB
Ryan Ludwick v Ted Lilly – 5-for-26 (.192), 4 2B, 0 HR, 3 RBI, 10:4 K:BB
Jerry Hairston v Ted Lilly – 5-for-25 (.200), 3 2B, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 3:1 K:BB
Chone Figgins v Colby Lewis – 3-for-13 (.231), 1 2B, 0 HR, 1 RBI, 2:5 K:BB
Jose Lopez v Colby Lewis – 0-for-10 (.000), 0 RBI, 1:1 K:BB

Jeremy Bonderman v Chicago – Bonderman has gone 5-10 with a 4.79 ERA in 16 career starts against the White Sox, and his luck may not change in the second game of Tuesday's doubleheader. Paul Konerko has four home runs in 33 at-bats against him, and Alex Rios owns two in 16. Mark Kotsay and Omar Vizquel are the team's two weak links against Bonderman, but they can both be easily subbed out for Andruw Jones and Dayan Viciedo.

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