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Anthony Tynan

Anthony Tynan

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Projected Starters – A look at Monday's matchups (all times Eastern):

Dodgers (Chad Billingsley – R) at Pirates (Jeff Karstens – R), 7:05
Tigers (Max Scherzer – R) at Blue Jays (Brandon Morrow – R), 7:07
Twins (Nick Blackburn – R) at Red Sox (Josh Beckett – R), 7:10
Phillies (Joe Blanton – R) at Marlins (Javier Vazquez – R), 7:10
Athletics (Trevor Cahill – L) at Rangers (C.J. Wilson – L), 8:05
Reds (Travis Wood – L) at Astros (Aneury Rodriguez – R), 8:05
Padres (Mat Latos – R) at Brewers (Zack Greinke – R), 8:10
Mets (Chris Capuano – L) at Rockies (Jhoulys Chacin – R), 8:40
White Sox (Edwin Jackson – R) at Angels (Ervin Santana – R), 10:05

Day Game After a Night Game: None

Injuries - A brief look at players that have been missing time with minor ailments and their expected returns.

Day-to-Day (includes players expected to make their return from the DL)
Chone Figgins, 2B, SEA – (Knee) Did not start Sunday
Alexi Ogando, P, TEX – (Finger) Next start pushed back to Friday
Ryan Theriot, SS, STL – (Lower leg) Returned to the lineup Sunday
Allen Craig, OF, STL – (Shin) Did not play Sunday
Paul Janish, SS, CIN – (Ankle) Hoping to return Monday or Tuesday
Jose Mijares, RP, MIN – (Illness) Pitched in relief Sunday
Trevor Plouffe, SS, MIN – Left Sunday’s loss with left hamstring injury

Players on the DL
Andrew Bailey, RP, OAK – (Forearm) Will throw simulated game Tuesday
Barry Zito, SP, SF – (Foot) Threw off flat ground Friday and Saturday
Mark DeRosa, OF, SF – (Wrist) On track to return Tuesday
Santiago Casilla, RP, SF – (Elbow) threw successful bullpen session
Ty Wigginton, 3B, COL – (Oblique) Resumed baseball activities
Aaron Cook, SP, COL – (Shoulder) Threw simulated game Sunday
Logan Morrison, OF, FLA – (Foot) Ran near full speed Sunday
Willie Bloomquist, OF, AZ – (Hamstring) Could return before next weekend
Tsuyoshi Nishioka, 2B, MIN – (Leg) Return still a ways off
Franklin Gutierrez, OF, SEA – (Illness) Rehab delayed by flu-like symptoms
Juan Francisco, 3B, CIN – (Calf) Will begin rehab with Triple-A Louisville
Shawn Kelley, RP, SEA – (Elbow) Simulated game cut short

Transactions - Players that have been demoted, called up, traded, released, you name it. We'll cover it here.

Called Up
Clayton Mortensen, P, COL
Diory Hernandez, SS, ATL
Joe Inglett, 2B, HOU
Jose Iglesias, SS, BOS
Pat Misch, P, NYM
Rob Delaney, OF, TAM

Sent Down
Mike McCoy, 2B, TOR
Julio Teheran, P, ATL
Carlos Fisher, P, CIN
Brandon Guyer, P, TAM

Placed on DL (15-day unless otherwise noted)
Esmil Rogers, P, COL
Jason Bourgeois, OF, HOU
Marco Scutaro, SS, BOS
Chris Young, P, NYM
Johan Santana, P, NYM – transferred to 60-day DL
Carlos Ruiz, C, PHI

Activated from DL
Aaron Hill, 2B, TOR
Johnny Cueto, P, CIN

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

St. Louis – Eduardo Sanchez tried to cap a shutout win for the Cardinals on Sunday, but he allowed a run and left the bases loaded when he was removed for Fernando Salas. Salas struck out Rickie Weeks to earn the save.

Texas – Neftali Feliz returned to save Saturday’s game with a 1-2-3 inning.

Philadelphia – Ryan Madson picked up his third save Saturday night. He remains the closer with both Brad Lidge and Jose Contreras shelved.


Key Matchups

Hot
Lyle Overbay v. Jeff Karstens – 6-for-8 (.750), 1 HR, 2 RBI, 0:0 BB:K
Placido Polanco v. Javier Vazquez – 21-for-60 (.350), 1 HR, 3 RBI, 3:3 BB:K
Ross Gload v. Javier Vazquez – 16-for-38 (.421), 1 HR, 7 RBI, 1:4 BB:K
Raul Ibanez v. Javier Vazquez – 10-for-28 (.357), 4 HR, 8 RBI, 2:6 BB:K
Troy Tulowitzki v. Chris Capuano – 4-for-5 (.800), 2 HR, 2 RBI, 3:0 BB:K
Alexis Rios v. Ervin Santana – 6-for-14 (.429), 0 HR, 2 RBI, 1:3 BB:K
Torii Hunter v. Edwin Jackson – 6-for-14 (.429), 3 HR, 6 RBI, 2:4 BB:K

Trevor Cahill v. Rangers - .215/.260/.319 in 163 AB, 9:21 BB:K
C.J. Wilson v. Athletics – 206/.328/.278 in 97 AB, 13:20 BB:K

Cold
Chris Snyder v. Chad Billingsley – 3-for-22 (.136), 2 HR, 2 RBI, 1:6 BB:K
Jimmy Rollins v. Javier Vazquez – 12-for-63 (.190), 2 HR, 2 RBI, 2:14 BB:K
Jhonny Peralta v. Brandon Morrow – 0-for-9 (.000), 0 HR, 0 RBI, 1:3 BB:K
Julio Borbon v. Trevor Cahill – 3-for-22 (.136), 0 HR, 2 RBI, 0:1 BB:K
Ian Kinsler v. Trevor Cahill – 2-for-15 (.133), 0 HR, 0 RBI, 2:1 BB:K
Mike Napoli v. Trevor Cahill – 0-for-10 (.000), 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0:2 BB:K
Chris Davis v. Trevor Cahill – 2-for-13 (.154), 1 HR, 1 RBI, 0:5 BB:K
Mark Ellis v. C.J. Wilson – 2-for-14 (.143), 0 HR, 1 RBI, 2:2 BB:K
Hideki Matsui v. C.J. Wilson – 2-for-13 (.154), 0 HR, 0 RBI, 1:5 BB:K
David DeJesus v. C.J. Wilson – 1-for-12 (.083), 0 HR, 1 RBI, 0:1 BB:K
Paul Konerko v. Ervin Santana – 5-for-26 (.192), 1 HR, 6 RBI, 1:7 BB:K
Bobby Abreu v. Edwin Jackson – 5-for-31 (.161), 0 HR, 3 RBI, 5:4 BB:K
Howie Kendrick v. Edwin Jackson – 1-for-13 (.077), 0 HR, 0 RBI, 1:1 BB:K

Javier Vazquez v. Phillies - .306/.347/.522 in 255 AB, 17:39 BB:K

Recommended Pickup

Vance Worley, P, PHI – Just as the Phillies get Joe Blanton back, Roy Oswalt has to skip a start. Worley performed admirably in two starts and it would seem like a decent long term investment to add him. Any injuries to the rotation and Worley would be back in the mix and it is certainly a good thing to be backed by the Phils’ offense. He might head to Triple-A, but it may pay off to stash him for later.

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