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Tuesday Lineup Card: Pitchers' Delight

Ryan Eisner

Ryan Eisner

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

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

Diamondbacks (Joe Saunders - L) v Rockies (Jorge De La Rosa - L), 3:10
Royals (Danny Duffy - L) v Orioles (Zach Britton- L), 7:05
Red Sox (Josh Beckett - R) v Indians (Fausto Carmona - R), 7:05
Braves (Jair Jurrjens - R) v Pirates (Charlie Morton - R), 7:05
Reds (Johnny Cueto - R) v Phillies (Vance Worley - R), 7:05
Rays (Wade Davis - R) v Tigers (Justin Verlander - R), 7:05
Blue Jays (Ricky Romero - L) v Yankees (CC Sabathia - L), 7:05
Dodgers (Chad Billingsley - R) v Astros (J.A. Happ - L), 8:05
Mets (Jonathon Niese - L) v Cubs (Ryan Dempster - R), 8:05
White Sox (Jake Peavy - R) v Rangers (Derek Holland - L), 8:05
Nationals (Livan Hernandez - R) v Brewers (Chris Narveson - L), 8:10
Mariners (Doug Fister - R) v Twins (Nick Blackburn - R), 8:10
Diamondbacks (Josh Collmenter - R) v Rockies (Jhoulys Chacin - R), 8:40
A's (Guillermo Moscoso - R) v Angels (Dan Haren - R), 10:05
Cardinals (Kyle McClellan - R) v Padres (Aaron Harang - R), 10:05
Marlins (Ricky Nolasco - R) v Giants (Matt Cain - R), 10:15

Off: None

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)

AL
Kevin Kouzmanoff, 3B, OAK - (Groin) Took swings prior to Sunday's game
Nick Swisher, OF, NY-A - (Forearm) Not in Monday's lineup
Carlos Quentin, OF, CHI-A - (Knee) Returned to Monday's lineup

NL
Juan Miranda, 1B, AZ - (Wrist) Left Sunday's game, wrist not broken
Aaron Rowand, OF, SF - (Back) Served as a pinch hitter Sunday
Jeff Baker, 2B, CHI-N - (Groin) Suffered a strained left groin in Sunday's game
Ryan Madson, P, PHI - (Hand) Has a minor hand injury
Matt Holliday, OF, STL - (Quadriceps) Left Sunday's game and could miss a few days
Adam LaRoche, 1B, WAS - (Shoulder) Missed Monday's game, DL bound?
Andre Ethier, OF, LA - (Elbow, ankle, toe) Not in Monday's lineup
Rod Barajas, C, LA - (Wrist) Not in Monday's lineup

Players on the DL

AL
Adam Lind, 1B, TOR - (Back) Will serve as DH on Wednesday
Endy Chavez, OF, TEX - (Hamstring) Hit the DL on Tuesday
Bobby Jenks, P, BOS - (Arm) Felt OK after a 25-pitch session Monday
Grady Sizemore, OF, CLE - (Knee) Might run bases Wednesday
Andrew Bailey, P, OAK - (Forearm) Another rehab appearance slated for Monday
Tyson Ross, P, OAK - (Oblique) No timetable on return
John Lackey, P, BOS - (Elbow) Could throw a side session Tuesday
Daisuke Matsuzaka, P, BOS - (Elbow) Dr. Lewis Yocum will examine MRI

NL
Nate McLouth, OF, ATL - (Oblique) Hit the DL on Monday
Manny Parra, P, MIL - (Elbow) Transferred to 60-day DL
Shane Victorino, OF, PHI - (Hamstring) Might come off DL after 15 days
Brandon Beachy, P, ATL - (Oblique) cleared to play catch Monday
Joe Blanton, P, PHI - (Elbow) Hit the DL on Monday, will visit Dr. James Andrews
Skip Schumaker, 2B, STL - (Triceps) Slated to return from DL on Monday
Jose Contreras, P, PHI - (Elbow) Coming off the DL on Tuesday?
Randy Wells, P, CHI-N - (Forearm) Should return Friday
Peter Moylan, P, ATL - (Back) Transferred to 60-day DL
Jason Heyward, OF, ATL - (Shoulder) Landed on the 15-day DL
Zach Braddock, P, MIL - (Sleep disorder) Was supposed to throw a rehab start Monday, but cracked a nail

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

Activated from the DL
Chase Utley, 2B, PHI
Jim Thome, DH, MIN
Jason Repko, OF, MIN
Evan Meek, P, PIT

Recalled
Enrique Gonzalez, P, DET
Luis Perez, P, TOR
Wilkin Ramirez, OF, ATL
Vance Worley, P, PHI
Josh Outman, P, OAK
Todd Frazier, 3B, CIN
Matt Maloney, P, CIN
Jordan Schafer, OF, ATL

Sent Down
Brian Villerreal, P, DET
Mike McCoy, SS, TOR
Pete Orr, 2B, PHI
Luke Hughes, 2B, MIN
Ben Revere, OF, MIN
Daniel Moskos, P, PIT
Daniel Ray Herrera, P, MIL (after claiming him off waivers)
Edinson Volquez, P, CIN
Jordan Smith, P, CIN

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

Philadelphia - Ryan Madson is dealing with a minor hand injury while Jose Contreras is slated to come off the DL on Tuesday.

Oakland - Brian Fuentes' cold streak (three straight losses, 5.63 ERA and 4:3 K:BB in May) is coming at an inopportune time for him. Andrew Bailey could be ready to come off the DL in a matter of days and instantly snatch back the ninth-inning role.

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KEY MATCHUPS: HOT

Hot Batter Matchups At-Bats AVG HR XBH RBI BB K SLG OBP OPS
Henry Blanco - C ARI @ COL
5/24 6:10 PM
Jorge De La Rosa 3-11 .273 1 2 2 2 1 .636 .385 1.021
Ryan Roberts - 2B ARI @ COL
5/24 6:10 PM
Jorge De La Rosa 5-16 .313 0 2 2 2 0 .438 .389 .827
Justin Upton - OF ARI @ COL
5/24 6:10 PM
Jorge De La Rosa 5-16 .313 0 1 0 3 4 .375 .421 .796
David Ortiz - DH BOS @ CLE
5/24 10:05 PM
Fausto Carmona 5-16 .313 1 2 5 1 3 .563 .353 .916
Jarrod Saltalamacchia - C BOS @ CLE
5/24 10:05 PM
Fausto Carmona 3-10 .300 0 2 1 1 3 .500 .364 .864
Asdrubal Cabrera - SS CLE vs BOS
5/24 10:05 PM
Josh Beckett 4-10 .400 0 2 1 3 2 .600 .538 1.138
Shin-Soo Choo - OF CLE vs BOS
5/24 10:05 PM
Josh Beckett 4-13 .308 1 1 6 1 1 .538 .400 .938
Carlos Gonzalez - OF COL vs ARI
5/24 6:10 PM
Joe Saunders 4-14 .286 1 2 1 1 4 .571 .333 .904
Jon Herrera - SS COL vs ARI
5/24 6:10 PM
Joe Saunders 4-10 .400 0 1 1 0 1 .600 .400 1.000
Mark Kotsay - OF MIL vs WAS
5/24 11:10 PM
Livan Hernandez 6-17 .353 0 0 4 0 2 .353 .333 .686
Brett Gardner - OF NYY vs TOR
5/24 10:05 PM
Ricky Romero 5-11 .455 1 2 4 2 0 .818 .538 1.356
Nick Swisher - OF NYY vs TOR
5/24 10:05 PM
Ricky Romero 4-15 .267 0 2 0 6 1 .400 .476 .876
Ryan Howard - 1B PHI vs CIN
5/24 10:05 PM
Johnny Cueto 3-10 .300 1 3 1 0 1 .900 .300 1.200
Jack Cust - DH SEA @ MIN
5/24 11:10 PM
Nick Blackburn 10-18 .556 2 5 4 2 2 1.056 .600 1.656
Chone Figgins - 2B SEA @ MIN
5/24 11:10 PM
Nick Blackburn 11-22 .500 1 2 2 2 1 .682 .542 1.224
Miguel Olivo - C SEA @ MIN
5/24 11:10 PM
Nick Blackburn 8-17 .471 2 4 4 0 4 1.000 .471 1.471
Ichiro Suzuki - OF SEA @ MIN
5/24 11:10 PM
Nick Blackburn 6-16 .375 0 1 2 0 1 .438 .375 .813
Pat Burrell - OF SF vs FLA
5/24 1:15 AM
Ricky Nolasco 6-16 .375 1 3 4 4 3 .688 .500 1.188
Johnny Damon - OF TB @ DET
5/24 10:05 PM
Justin Verlander 5-16 .313 1 3 1 1 1 .625 .353 .978
Casey Kotchman - 1B TB @ DET
5/24 10:05 PM
Justin Verlander 6-18 .333 1 3 2 0 1 .611 .333 .944
Evan Longoria - 3B TB @ DET
5/24 10:05 PM
Justin Verlander 4-15 .267 1 3 3 1 4 .667 .313 .980
B.J. Upton - OF TB @ DET
5/24 10:05 PM
Justin Verlander 6-12 .500 1 3 4 2 3 .917 .571 1.488
 
Hot Pitcher Matchups At-Bats Opp
AVG
HR
Allow
XBH
Allow
RBI
Allow
BB K Opp
SLG
Opp
OBP
Opp
OPS
Jorge De La RosaCOL @ Ari
5/24 6:10 PM
Diamondbacks Batters 34-138 .247 4 13 11 14 32 .401 .316 .716
Joe SaundersARI vs Col
5/24 6:10 PM
Rockies Batters 27-122 .221 2 7 12 10 17 .317 .293 .610
CC SabathiaNYY @ Tor
5/24 10:05 PM
Blue Jays Batters 21-136 .154 1 7 7 5 31 .221 .193 .413
Josh BeckettBOS vs Cle
5/24 10:05 PM
Indians Batters 29-119 .244 4 11 17 7 24 .409 .292 .701
Fausto CarmonaCLE @ Bos
5/24 10:05 PM
Red Sox Batters 20-93 .215 1 8 12 11 16 .323 .303 .626
Ricky RomeroTOR vs NYY
5/24 10:05 PM
Yankees Batters 30-141 .213 6 13 20 18 37 .394 .310 .704
Livan HernandezWAS vs Mil
5/24 11:10 PM
Brewers Batters 30-130 .231 1 8 16 11 20 .312 .288 .601

 

KEY MATCHUPS: COLD

Cold Batter Matchups At-Bats AVG HR XBH RBI BB K SLG OBP OPS
Stephen Drew - SS ARI @ COL
5/24 6:10 PM
Jorge De La Rosa 5-21 .238 0 1 0 1 9 .286 .273 .559
Kelly Johnson - 2B ARI @ COL
5/24 11:40 PM
Jorge De La Rosa 2-10 .200 1 1 2 0 2 .500 .200 .700
Gerardo Parra - OF ARI @ COL
5/24 11:40 PM
Jorge De La Rosa 2-12 .167 0 1 0 1 2 .250 .231 .481
Dan Uggla - 2B ATL @ PIT
5/24 10:05 PM
Charlie Morton 1-11 .091 0 1 0 1 3 .182 .167 .349
Carl Crawford - OF BOS @ CLE
5/24 10:05 PM
Fausto Carmona 4-17 .235 0 2 3 1 4 .412 .278 .690
J.D. Drew - OF BOS @ CLE
5/24 10:05 PM
Fausto Carmona 1-12 .083 0 0 0 1 0 .083 .154 .237
Dustin Pedroia - 2B BOS @ CLE
5/24 10:05 PM
Fausto Carmona 1-12 .083 0 1 0 2 1 .167 .267 .434
Orlando Cabrera - SS CLE vs BOS
5/24 10:05 PM
Josh Beckett 10-43 .233 1 3 5 1 5 .349 .239 .588
Adam Everett - SS CLE vs BOS
5/24 10:05 PM
Josh Beckett 3-14 .214 1 2 1 0 4 .500 .214 .714
Dexter Fowler - OF COL vs ARI
5/24 6:10 PM
Joe Saunders 1-11 .091 0 0 0 1 2 .091 .167 .258
Jason Giambi - 1B COL vs ARI
5/24 11:40 PM
Joe Saunders 2-10 .200 0 0 1 0 3 .200 .333 .533
Todd Helton - 1B COL vs ARI
5/24 6:10 PM
Joe Saunders 2-10 .200 0 0 2 1 1 .200 .273 .473
Jose Lopez - 3B COL vs ARI
5/24 11:40 PM
Joe Saunders 9-41 .220 1 3 2 3 0 .341 .273 .614
Prince Fielder - 1B MIL vs WAS
5/24 11:10 PM
Livan Hernandez 2-17 .118 0 1 0 2 3 .176 .211 .387
Rickie Weeks - 2B MIL vs WAS
5/24 11:10 PM
Livan Hernandez 4-20 .200 0 1 1 1 3 .300 .238 .538
Denard Span - OF MIN vs SEA
5/24 11:10 PM
Doug Fister 3-10 .300 0 0 1 0 2 .300 .300 .600
Robinson Cano - 2B NYY vs TOR
5/24 10:05 PM
Ricky Romero 3-17 .176 2 2 3 2 5 .529 .263 .792
Curtis Granderson - OF NYY vs TOR
5/24 10:05 PM
Ricky Romero 2-11 .182 1 1 1 0 6 .455 .182 .637
Derek Jeter - SS NYY vs TOR
5/24 10:05 PM
Ricky Romero 2-16 .125 1 1 2 5 2 .313 .364 .677
Andruw Jones - OF NYY vs TOR
5/24 10:05 PM
Ricky Romero 1-12 .083 0 0 0 0 6 .083 .083 .166
Jorge Posada - C NYY vs TOR
5/24 10:05 PM
Ricky Romero 3-15 .200 0 1 3 0 7 .267 .200 .467
Alex Rodriguez - 3B NYY vs TOR
5/24 10:05 PM
Ricky Romero 4-19 .211 0 1 2 1 4 .263 .286 .549
Mark Teixeira - 1B NYY vs TOR
5/24 10:05 PM
Ricky Romero 4-18 .222 1 2 4 1 5 .444 .263 .707
Jimmy Rollins - SS PHI vs CIN
5/24 10:05 PM
Johnny Cueto 2-11 .182 0 2 2 2 1 .364 .308 .672
Aubrey Huff - 1B SF vs FLA
5/24 1:15 AM
Ricky Nolasco 1-10 .100 1 1 1 1 2 .400 .182 .582
Freddy Sanchez - 2B SF vs FLA
5/24 1:15 AM
Ricky Nolasco 3-14 .214 0 0 0 0 4 .214 .267 .481
Miguel Tejada - SS SF vs FLA
5/24 1:15 AM
Ricky Nolasco 6-23 .261 0 0 1 0 2 .261 .261 .522
Kelly Shoppach - C TB @ DET
5/24 10:05 PM
Justin Verlander 4-18 .222 1 3 2 1 6 .500 .300 .800
Ben Zobrist - 2B TB @ DET
5/24 10:05 PM
Justin Verlander 2-18 .111 0 0 0 0 6 .111 .111 .222
Jose Bautista - 3B TOR @ NYY
5/24 10:05 PM
CC Sabathia 0-11 .000 0 0 0 1 6 .000 .083 .083
Rajai Davis - OF TOR @ NYY
5/24 10:05 PM
CC Sabathia 2-22 .091 0 0 0 1 1 .091 .130 .221
Edwin Encarnacion - 3B TOR @ NYY
5/24 10:05 PM
CC Sabathia 3-13 .231 0 2 0 1 1 .385 .286 .671
Yunel Escobar - SS TOR @ NYY
5/24 10:05 PM
CC Sabathia 2-12 .167 0 1 2 1 2 .250 .231 .481
Aaron Hill - 2B TOR @ NYY
5/24 10:05 PM
CC Sabathia 3-22 .136 1 3 2 1 6 .364 .208 .572
John McDonald - 2B TOR @ NYY
5/24 10:05 PM
CC Sabathia 3-15 .200 0 0 1 0 5 .200 .200 .400
Jayson Nix - 2B TOR @ NYY
5/24 10:05 PM
CC Sabathia 3-10 .300 0 0 0 0 3 .300 .300 .600
Juan Rivera - OF TOR @ NYY
5/24 10:05 PM
CC Sabathia 3-11 .273 0 0 2 0 1 .273 .250 .523
 
Cold Pitcher Matchups At-Bats Opp
AVG
HR
Allow
XBH
Allow
RBI
Allow
BB K Opp
SLG
Opp
OBP
Opp
OPS
Justin Verlander DET @ TB
5/24 10:05 PM
Rays Batters 30-106 .283 5 16 14 5 26 .546 .322 .868
Nick Blackburn MIN @ Sea
5/24 11:10 PM
Mariners Batters 46-115 .400 6 15 15 7 11 .642 .438 1.080
 

Recommended Pickup

Justin Turner, 2B, NYN - Rotowire's database lists Turner as a second baseman, but it took injuries to the Mets' corner infielders to secure Turner's playing time. First baseman Ike Davis' injury forced Dan Murphy from second base to first, opening up Turner's first window at AB's, and then third baseman David Wright's injury made available playing time at a second position. Turner has started 10 straight games, dating back to Davis' injury, and he has gone 14-for-40 (.350) with seven extra-base hits, 12 RBI and three walks over that stretch. Both Davis and Wright could be out til the end of May, which will provide Turner buyers with a few more weeks of unhindered productivity.

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Our Draft Sheet Lineup

C - Miguel Olivo, $4,523
1B - Ryan Howard, $5,677
2B - Brandon Phillips, $8,088
3B - Chone Figgins, $3,736
SS - Hanley Ramirez, $5,572
OF - Matt Joyce, $9,521
OF - Ryan Braun, $10,365
OF - Lance Berkman, $10,492
UTIL - Alexei Ramirez, $8,417
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RP - JJ Putz, $2,661
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