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Monday Lineup Card: Memorial Day Edition

Anthony Tynan

Anthony Tynan

Anthony Tynan writes about fantasy sports for RotoWire.

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

Twins (Nick Blackburn - R) at Tigers (Brad Penny - R), 1:05
Phillies (Roy Halladay - R) at Nationals (Livan Hernandez - R), 1:05
Padres (Aaron Harang - R) at Braves (Tim Hudson - R), 1:05
Astros (Aneury Rodriguez - R) at Cubs (Rodrigo Lopez - R), 2:20
Yankees (Bartolo Colon - R) at Athletics (Trevor Cahill - L), 4:05
Angels (Ervin Santana - R) at Royals (Luke Hochevar - R), 4:10
Orioles (Jake Arrieta - R) at Mariners (Doug Fister - R), 4:10
Giants (Madison Bumgarner - L) at Cardinals (Kyle McClellan - R), 4:15
Rangers (Derek Holland - L) at Rays (Wade Davis - R), 6:40
Indians (Fausto Carmona - R) at Blue Jays (Jo-Jo Reyes - L), 7:07
White Sox (Jake Peavy - R) at Red Sox (Jon Lester - L), 7:10
Brewers (Chris Narveson - L) at Reds (Travis Wood - L), 7:10
Pirates (Charlie Morton - R) at Mets (Dillon Gee - R), 7:10
Rockies (Jason Hammel - R) at Dodgers (Chad Billingsley - R), 8:10
Marlins (Chris Volstad - R) at Diamondbacks (Joe Saunders - L), 8:10

Day game after a night game: DET, ATL

Injuries – A brief look at players who have been missing time with minor ailments and their expected returns

Day-to-Day (includes players expected to make their return from the DL)
Matt Harrison, P, TEX - (Blister) Left Saturday’s game early.
J.D. Drew, OF, BOS - (Hamstring) Returned to the lineup for Game 2 of Sunday’s doubleheader.
Gordon Beckham, 2B, CHW - (Eye) Eyeing return to lineup on Monday.
Francisco Liriano, P, MIN - (Shoulder) Bullpen session Tuesday will determine whether he hits DL.
Miguel Olivo, C, SEA - (Head) Did not play Sunday.
Adam Jones, OF, BAL - Left Sunday’s game with soreness in right shoulder; expects to play Monday
Casey Kotchman, 1B, TB - Left Sunday’s game with sprained ankle; likely out Monday.
Ross Gload, 1B, PHI - (Hip) Says he can play through injury; will wait until offseason to undergo surgery.
Eric O’Flaherty, P, ATL - (Back) Was unavailable Saturday with tightness.
Corey Hart, OF, MIL - (Illness) Missed second straight game Sunday.
R.A. Dickey, P, NYM - (Heel) Good bullpen session; should make scheduled start Tuesday.
Sam LeCure, P, CIN - (Forearm) Could not get loose Saturday for second attempt in a row; DL likely.
Steven Pearce, 1B, PIT - (Calf) Did not start Sunday after leaving early Saturday.
Seth Smith, OF, COL - (Groin) Did not start Sunday for third straight day but was able to pinch hit.
Hanley Ramirez, SS, FLA - Left Sunday’s game with lower back stiffness.
Ryan Doumit, C, PIT - Left Sunday’s game with left ankle injury.

Players on the DL
Phil Coke, P, DET - (Ankle) Ran on steps; still no timetable for return.
Magglio Ordonez, OF, DET - (Ankle) Minor league rehab on tap for next weekend.
Brian Matusz, P, BAL - (Back) Will throw bullpen session Sunday; set to be activated Wednesday.
Justin Duchscherer, P, BAL - (Hip) Pitched three innings in extended rehab.
Tsuyoshi Nishioka, 2B, MIN - (Leg) Transferred to 60-day DL, mid-June return is possible.
Joe Nathan, P, MIN - (Elbow) Out another ten days, or possibly a whole month.
Philip Hughes, P, NYY - (Shoulder) Throwing again.
John McDonald, 2B, TOR - (Hamstring) Placed on DL Saturday.
Mark Teahen, 3B, CHW - (Oblique) 2-for-4 in first rehab game; will likely play two more before being activated.
Julio Borbon, OF, TEX - (Hamstring) Will begin rehab Monday; should return June 6.
Brandon Webb, P, TEX - (Shoulder) Expected to throw 60 to 75 pitches in Monday rehab.
Travis Hafner, DH, CLE - (Oblique) Has yet to resume baseball activities
Jose Mijares, P, MIN - (Elbow) Will be activated Monday
Buster Posey, C, SF - (Leg) Underwent successful surgery Sunday; confirmed out for the season
Shane Victorino, OF, PHI - (Hamstring) Made first rehab appearance; felt good.
Jason Bourgeois, OF, HOU - (Oblique) Will start minor league rehab Monday; should return June 6.
Johan Santana, P, NYM - (Shoulder) Will resume throwing batting practice by mid-June.
Matt Maloney, P, CIN - (Ribs) Transferred to 60-day DL. That must have been quite a sneeze.
Sam Demel, P, ARI - (Shoulder) May miss more than minimum 15 days.
Pablo Sandoval, 3B, SF - (Hand) Will start to take batting practice; looking at a return June 11 or 12.

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

Placed on the DL (15-day DL unless otherwise noted)
Kenley Jansen, P, LAD
Tony Pena, P, CWS
Franklin Morales, P, BOS
Reed Johnson, OF, CHC
Andrew Cashner, P, CHC (transferred to 60-day DL)
Sam LeCure, P, CIN
Matt Maloney, P, CIN (transferred to 60-day DL)

Activated from DL
Geovany Soto, C, CHC
Andrew Bailey, P, OAK

Called Up
Chuck James, P, MIN
Yunesky Maya, P, WAS
Lucas Harrell, P, CWS
Pedro Viola, P, BAL
Chris Nelson, SS, COL
Michael Bowden, P, BOS
Brad Snyder, OF, CHC
Bobby Cramer, P, OAK
Tom Cochran, P, CIN
Josh Lindblom, P, LAD
Cory Gearrin, P, ATL

Sent Down
Chris Tillman, P, BAL
Bradley Bergesen, P, BAL
Alfredo Amezaga, 2B, COL
Welington Castillo, C, CHC
Colin Balester, P, WAS
Wilkin Ramirez, OF, ATL
Bobby Cramer, P, OAK

Designated For Assignment
Alfredo Amezaga, 2B, COL

Closer Watch – A closer look at intriguing ninth-inning situations (also check out our Closer Grid)

Oakland - Andrew Bailey threw a perfect seventh inning after being activated before Sunday’s game. When healthy, Bailey is one of the better closers out there. Those in leagues with weekly lineups should still have him in there Monday in hopes that he will be closing again by the end of the week.

Toronto - Frank Francisco blew another save Saturday. That’s two blown saves and two losses in his last four appearances, so the Jays may look to Jon Rausch next time out. Octavio Dotel also gave up a run, his coming in the eighth inning.

Texas - Nothing to worry about here, Neftali Feliz owners. Yoshinori Tateyama’s save Saturday was of the three-inning variety.

KEY MATCHUPS: HOT

Hot Batter Matchups At-Bats AVG HR XBH RBI BB K SLG OBP OPS
Chipper Jones - 3B ATL vs SD
5/30 1:05 PM
Aaron Harang 6-15 .400 1 3 4 0 4 .800 .400 1.200
Brian McCann - C ATL vs SD
5/30 1:05 PM
Aaron Harang 8-17 .471 2 5 5 1 4 1.000 .500 1.500
Dan Uggla - 2B ATL vs SD
5/30 1:05 PM
Aaron Harang 9-21 .429 2 6 7 4 3 .905 .520 1.425
Miguel Cabrera - 1B DET vs MIN
5/30 1:05 PM
Nick Blackburn 11-24 .458 2 3 10 1 2 .750 .480 1.230
Austin Jackson - OF DET vs MIN
5/30 1:05 PM
Nick Blackburn 3-10 .300 0 2 0 2 3 .500 .417 .917
Ryan Howard - 1B PHI @ WAS
5/30 1:05 PM
Livan Hernandez 7-30 .233 3 3 6 5 9 .533 .333 .866
Cameron Maybin - OF SD @ ATL
5/30 1:05 PM
Tim Hudson 5-12 .417 1 1 3 1 5 .667 .462 1.129
Coco Crisp - OF OAK vs NYY
5/30 4:05 PM
Bartolo Colon 4-13 .308 0 4 1 0 3 .615 .308 .923
David DeJesus - OF OAK vs NYY
5/30 4:05 PM
Bartolo Colon 11-31 .355 2 6 4 1 8 .710 .394 1.104
Hideki Matsui - DH OAK vs NYY
5/30 4:05 PM
Bartolo Colon 4-12 .333 2 2 4 5 1 .833 .529 1.362
Billy Butler - 1B KC vs LAA
5/30 4:10 PM
Ervin Santana 6-24 .250 3 4 6 3 6 .667 .379 1.046
Chris Getz - 2B KC vs LAA
5/30 4:10 PM
Ervin Santana 7-16 .438 0 0 1 0 0 .438 .438 .876
Bobby Abreu - OF LAA @ KC
5/30 4:10 PM
Luke Hochevar 4-12 .333 0 2 3 1 3 .500 .385 .885
Paul Konerko - 1B CWS @ BOS
5/30 7:10 PM
Jon Lester 4-12 .333 1 1 4 3 2 .583 .467 1.050
Kelly Johnson - 2B ARI vs FLA
5/30 8:10 PM
Chris Volstad 2-12 .167 1 2 3 2 2 .583 .286 .869
Todd Helton - 1B COL @ LAD
5/30 8:10 PM
Chad Billingsley 8-21 .381 2 4 6 5 3 .762 .500 1.262
Casey Blake - 3B LAD vs COL
5/30 8:10 PM
Jason Hammel 7-20 .350 1 3 5 1 5 .650 .391 1.041
Andre Ethier - OF LAD vs COL
5/30 8:10 PM
Jason Hammel 5-16 .313 1 2 3 3 6 .563 .421 .984
James Loney - 1B LAD vs COL
5/30 8:10 PM
Jason Hammel 5-20 .250 2 4 4 0 1 .650 .250 .900
 
Hot Pitcher Matchups At-Bats Opp
AVG
HR
Allow
XBH
Allow
RBI
Allow
BB K Opp
SLG
Opp
OBP
Opp
OPS
Roy Halladay PHI @ WAS
5/30 1:05 PM
Nationals Batters 33-164 .201 3 7 9 6 40 .281 .232 .513
Nick Blackburn MIN @ DET
5/30 1:05 PM
Tigers Batters 34-126 .270 5 13 23 5 22 .460 .296 .756
Chris Narveson MIL @ CIN
5/30 7:10 PM
Reds Batters 19-62 .307 2 6 8 3 15 .462 .352 .814
Jon Lester BOS vs CWS
5/30 7:10 PM
White Sox Batters 17-77 .221 1 3 8 13 18 .297 .340 .638

 

KEY MATCHUPS: COLD

Cold Batter Matchups At-Bats AVG HR XBH RBI BB K SLG OBP OPS
Brandon Inge - 3B DET vs MIN
5/30 1:05 PM
Nick Blackburn 4-22 .182 1 1 3 1 4 .318 .217 .535
Jhonny Peralta - SS DET vs MIN
5/30 1:05 PM
Nick Blackburn 3-20 .150 0 0 4 1 5 .150 .182 .332
Jim Thome - DH MIN @ DET
5/30 1:05 PM
Brad Penny 2-12 .167 1 1 2 0 5 .417 .167 .584
Jimmy Rollins - SS PHI @ WAS
5/30 1:05 PM
Livan Hernandez 15-61 .246 1 4 4 1 5 .361 .258 .619
Alberto Gonzalez - SS SD @ ATL
5/30 1:05 PM
Tim Hudson 2-10 .200 0 0 0 0 4 .200 .200 .400
Alex Cora - SS WAS vs PHI
5/30 1:05 PM
Roy Halladay 4-29 .138 1 1 2 1 3 .241 .167 .408
Ian Desmond - SS WAS vs PHI
5/30 1:05 PM
Roy Halladay 2-14 .143 0 0 1 2 5 .143 .235 .378
Danny Espinosa - 2B WAS vs PHI
5/30 1:05 PM
Roy Halladay 1-10 .100 0 0 1 0 3 .100 .100 .200
Jerry Hairston Jr. - SS WAS vs PHI
5/30 1:05 PM
Roy Halladay 3-22 .136 0 0 0 1 8 .136 .174 .310
Carlos Lee - OF HOU @ CHC
5/30 2:20 PM
Rodrigo Lopez 3-19 .158 0 1 2 3 5 .211 .261 .472
Wilson Betemit - 3B KC vs LAA
5/30 4:10 PM
Ervin Santana 3-16 .188 0 0 0 0 4 .188 .188 .376
Melky Cabrera - OF KC vs LAA
5/30 4:10 PM
Ervin Santana 2-11 .182 0 0 1 1 2 .182 .250 .432
Mitchell Maier - OF KC vs LAA
5/30 4:10 PM
Ervin Santana 2-10 .200 0 0 0 0 1 .200 .200 .400
Aaron Hill - 2B TOR vs CLE
5/30 7:07 PM
Fausto Carmona 4-15 .267 0 1 1 1 5 .333 .353 .686
J.D. Drew - OF BOS vs CWS
5/30 7:10 PM
Jake Peavy 3-17 .176 0 1 1 4 6 .235 .333 .568
Alexei Ramirez - SS CWS @ BOS
5/30 7:10 PM
Jon Lester 1-10 .100 0 0 0 2 2 .100 .250 .350
Seth Smith - OF COL @ LAD
5/30 8:10 PM
Chad Billingsley 2-11 .182 0 2 0 1 4 .364 .250 .614
Rafael Furcal - SS LAD vs COL
5/30 8:10 PM
Jason Hammel 2-10 .200 0 1 2 1 1 .300 .273 .573
Matt Kemp - OF LAD vs COL
5/30 8:10 PM
Jason Hammel 3-15 .200 0 1 0 3 3 .267 .333 .600
 
Cold Pitcher Matchups At-Bats Opp
AVG
HR
Allow
XBH
Allow
RBI
Allow
BB K Opp
SLG
Opp
OBP
Opp
OPS
Aaron Harang SD @ Atl
5/30 1:05 PM
Braves Batters 34-86 .396 8 20 27 9 15 .820 .446 1.266
Bartolo Colon NYY @ Oak
5/30 4:05 PM
Athletics Batters 24-80 .300 4 14 11 7 13 .600 .360 .960
 

***For a deeper look at the matchups please consult the new Batter v. Pitcher tool in the left hand menu.***

Recommended Pickup

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