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Friday Lineup Card: A Revered Pickup

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Andrew Fiorentino

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

Phillies (Cole Hamels - L) at Pirates (Jeff Karstens - R), 7:05
Blue Jays (Carlos Villanueva - R) at Orioles (Zach Britton - L), 7:05
Rangers (Alexi Ogando - R) at Indians (Justin Masterson - R), 7:05
Braves (Derek Lowe - R) at Mets (Jonathan Niese - L), 7:10
Athletics (Josh Outman - L) at Red Sox (Clay Buchholz - R), 7:10
Dodgers (Hiroki Kuroda - R) at Reds (Bronson Arroyo - R), 7:10
Twins (Carl Pavano - R) at Royals (Danny Duffy - L), 8:10
Tigers (Andy Oliver - L) at White Sox (Mark Buehrle - L), 8:10
Cubs (Ryan Dempster - R) at Cardinals (Jaime Garcia - L), 8:15
Nationals (Yunesky Maya - R) at Diamondbacks (Josh Collmenter - R), 9:40
Yankees (Ivan Nova - R) at Angels (Jered Weaver - R), 10:05
Astros (J.A. Happ - L) at Padres (Dustin Moseley - R), 10:05
Rays (Andy Sonnanstine - R) at Mariners (Jason Vargas - L), 10:10
Rockies (Juan Nicasio - R) at Giants (Matt Cain - R), 10:15

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)

NL
Brandon Belt, 1B, SF (wrist) - Improved, but out Wednesday because he couldn't swing
Shane Victorino, OF, PHI (hamstring) - Set for Friday activation
Clay Hensley, RP, FLA (shoulder) - Could be headed to DL

AL
Howie Kendrick, 2B, LAA (hamstring) - Will return Saturday
Dan Haren, SP, LAA (back) - Tweaked back in side session
Casey Kotchman, 1B, TB (ankle) - Out Wednesday
Jake Arrieta, SP, BAL (shin) - Expected to start Saturday
Rich Hill, RP, BOS (elbow) - Has serious injury that may need season-ending surgery; what else is new
Jim Thome, DH, MIN (quad) - Left Wednesday's game
Jason Kubel, OF, MIN (foot) - Out Wednesday
Matt Harrison, SP, TEX (finger) - Held out of Thursday's start

Players on the DL

NL
Pedro Alvarez, 3B, PIT (quad) - Not close to activation
Pablo Sandoval, 3B, SF (hand) - Had good BP session Wednesday; rehab starts Friday and he should be back next weekend
Vicente Padilla, RP, LAD (forearm) - Threw two efficient innings in Thursday rehab outing and could be back Friday
Juan Gutierrez, RP, ARI (shoulder) - Played soft-toss, but will need more than the minimum time
Jason Heyward, OF, ATL (shoulder) - Won't start hitting until he feels right
Mark DeRosa, OF, SF (wrist) - ECU tendon tore completely; will try to rehab
Barry Zito, SP, SF (foot) - First of at least three rehab outings slated for Monday

AL
Joe Mauer, C, MIN (legs) - Catching in extended ST Thursday
Vernon Wells, OF, LAA (groin) - Will be reevaluated Friday and could go on rehab right after
Francisco Liriano, SP, MIN (shoulder) - On pace to be activated and start Tuesday
Junichi Tazawa, SP, BOS (elbow) - Threw two innings in rehab start Wednesday
Tsuyoshi Nishioka, 2B, MIN (leg) - Could start rehab assignment this weekend
Daisuke Matsuzaka, SP, BOS (elbow) - Sox haven't yet signed off on TJ surgery
Phil Hughes, SP, NYY (shoulder) - Will throw live BP Saturday
Derrek Lee, 1B, BAL (oblique) - Rehab stint pushed back due to death in family
John Lackey, SP, BOS (elbow) - Felt good after Tuesday rehab start
Bruce Chen, SP, KC (back) - Threw off a mound Tuesday
Magglio Ordonez, OF, DET (ankle) - On rehab assignment this weekend
Darnell McDonald, OF, BOS (quad) - Started rehab assignment Tuesday
Tommy Hunter, SP, TEX (groin) - Scheduled for two-inning rehab stint Saturday
Glen Perkins, RP, MIN (oblique) - Will likely need rehab assignment starting this weekend
Mason Tobin, RP, TEX (elbow) - Underwent surgery

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

Called Up
Ben Revere, OF, MIN
Lance Lynn, SP, STL
Maikel Cleto, RP, STL

Sent Down
Dallas McPherson, 3B, CHW

Placed on DL
Matt Holliday, OF, STL
Taylor Buchholz, RP, NYM
Kyle McClellan, SP, STL

Activated from DL
Jose Reyes, SS, NYM (from bereavement)

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

Washington - Drew Storen broke a string of three straight outings in which he surrendered a run, allowing only a bunt single en route to collecting his 10th save Wednesday against the Phillies.

Houston - Mark Melancon collected his fourth save with a fine inning of work Wednesday, and he's pitched so well this year, Brandon Lyon may not have a job when he returns.

St. Louis - Fernando Salas was called on in the ninth Wednesday against the Giants, and he blew it, allowing Nate Schierholtz's game-tying single. Eduardo Sanchez looms; he threw a scoreless inning Wednesday, but Salas will probably be given some rope, as that was his first blown save of the season.

Key Matchups

KEY MATCHUPS: HOT

Hot Batter Matchups At-Bats AVG HR XBH RBI BB K SLG OBP OPS
Dan Uggla - 2B ATL @ NYM
6/3 7:10 PM
Jonathon Niese 6-13 .462 0 3 3 0 2 .692 .462 1.154
Wes Helms - 3B FLA vs MIL
6/3 7:10 PM
Randy Wolf 6-19 .316 1 3 2 3 3 .579 .435 1.014
Casey Blake - 3B LAD @ CIN
6/3 7:10 PM
Bronson Arroyo 6-16 .375 0 1 0 2 4 .438 .444 .882
Andre Ethier - OF LAD @ CIN
6/3 7:10 PM
Bronson Arroyo 7-25 .280 1 4 3 2 5 .520 .333 .853
Jay Gibbons - OF LAD @ CIN
6/3 7:10 PM
Bronson Arroyo 5-15 .333 0 3 4 1 4 .600 .375 .975
Matt Kemp - OF LAD @ CIN
6/3 7:10 PM
Bronson Arroyo 6-17 .353 2 2 3 2 3 .706 .421 1.127
James Loney - 1B LAD @ CIN
6/3 7:10 PM
Bronson Arroyo 8-22 .364 1 4 5 2 3 .682 .417 1.099
Scott Hairston - OF NYM vs ATL
6/3 7:10 PM
Derek Lowe 4-10 .400 0 2 0 0 1 .700 .400 1.100
Daniel Murphy - 2B NYM vs ATL
6/3 7:10 PM
Derek Lowe 4-12 .333 1 3 2 0 0 .750 .333 1.083
Josh Thole - C NYM vs ATL
6/3 7:10 PM
Derek Lowe 5-11 .455 0 0 3 0 0 .455 .455 .910
Hideki Matsui - DH OAK @ BOS
6/3 7:10 PM
Clay Buchholz 6-16 .375 0 1 0 4 2 .438 .500 .938
Victor Martinez - C DET @ CWS
6/3 8:10 PM
Mark Buehrle 22-66 .333 4 6 12 2 6 .545 .348 .893
Ryan Raburn - OF DET @ CWS
6/3 8:10 PM
Mark Buehrle 6-23 .261 2 4 3 2 2 .609 .320 .929
Billy Butler - 1B KC vs MIN
6/3 8:10 PM
Carl Pavano 16-35 .457 2 7 9 1 6 .771 .472 1.243
Mitchell Maier - OF KC vs MIN
6/3 8:10 PM
Carl Pavano 5-16 .313 0 2 1 1 2 .500 .353 .853
Aramis Ramirez - 3B CHC @ STL
6/3 8:15 PM
Kyle Lohse 7-15 .467 1 4 5 0 0 .867 .500 1.367
Albert Pujols - 1B STL vs CHC
6/3 8:15 PM
Ryan Dempster 14-45 .311 6 7 12 9 1 .733 .418 1.151
Skip Schumaker - 2B STL vs CHC
6/3 8:15 PM
Ryan Dempster 18-40 .450 0 3 5 1 5 .525 .463 .988
Robinson Cano - 2B NYY @ LAA
6/3 10:05 PM
Jered Weaver 6-15 .400 0 1 2 0 0 .533 .400 .933
Curtis Granderson - OF NYY @ LAA
6/3 10:05 PM
Jered Weaver 6-14 .429 4 4 4 2 2 1.286 .500 1.786
Russell Martin - C NYY @ LAA
6/3 10:05 PM
Jered Weaver 7-19 .368 1 2 1 2 2 .579 .429 1.008
Alex Rodriguez - 3B NYY @ LAA
6/3 10:05 PM
Jered Weaver 5-15 .333 4 4 5 4 5 1.133 .474 1.607
Mark Teixeira - 1B NYY @ LAA
6/3 10:05 PM
Jered Weaver 6-23 .261 2 4 7 3 6 .652 .346 .998
Miguel Olivo - C SEA vs TB
6/3 10:10 PM
Andy Sonnanstine 4-11 .364 2 2 2 0 2 .909 .364 1.273
Ichiro Suzuki - OF SEA vs TB
6/3 10:10 PM
Andy Sonnanstine 4-11 .364 0 1 1 1 0 .455 .417 .872
Chris Iannetta - C COL @ SF
6/3 10:15 PM
Matt Cain 5-14 .357 1 1 1 4 2 .571 .500 1.071
Ryan Spilborghs - OF COL @ SF
6/3 10:15 PM
Matt Cain 7-22 .318 2 3 4 3 5 .636 .400 1.036
Troy Tulowitzki - SS COL @ SF
6/3 10:15 PM
Matt Cain 17-51 .333 4 9 6 4 10 .686 .382 1.068
 
Hot Pitcher Matchups At-Bats Opp
AVG
HR
Allow
XBH
Allow
RBI
Allow
BB K Opp
SLG
Opp
OBP
Opp
OPS
Matt Cain SF vs COL
6/3 10:15 PM
Rockies Batters 51-236 .216 10 21 24 30 46 .399 .307 .705

 

KEY MATCHUPS: COLD

Cold Batter Matchups At-Bats AVG HR XBH RBI BB K SLG OBP OPS
Matt Diaz - OF PIT vs PHI
6/3 7:05 PM
Cole Hamels 10-35 .286 1 4 1 1 5 .486 .306 .792
Garrett Jones - 1B PIT vs PHI
6/3 7:05 PM
Cole Hamels 2-10 .200 1 1 1 0 4 .500 .200 .700
Adrian Beltre - 3B TEX @ CLE
6/3 7:05 PM
Justin Masterson 1-11 .091 0 0 0 1 2 .091 .167 .258
Rod Barajas - C LAD @ CIN
6/3 7:10 PM
Bronson Arroyo 0-11 .000 0 0 0 0 3 .000 .000 .000
Jamey Carroll - 2B LAD @ CIN
6/3 7:10 PM
Bronson Arroyo 1-10 .100 0 0 0 3 3 .100 .308 .408
Rafael Furcal - SS LAD @ CIN
6/3 7:10 PM
Bronson Arroyo 5-24 .208 0 0 0 1 2 .208 .240 .448
Jason Bay - OF NYM vs ATL
6/3 7:10 PM
Derek Lowe 0-15 .000 0 0 1 3 4 .000 .167 .167
Jose Reyes - SS NYM vs ATL
6/3 7:10 PM
Derek Lowe 3-16 .188 0 1 3 2 0 .250 .278 .528
Miguel Cabrera - 1B DET @ CWS
6/3 8:10 PM
Mark Buehrle 2-20 .100 0 0 1 1 1 .100 .143 .243
Ramon Santiago - SS DET @ CWS
6/3 8:10 PM
Mark Buehrle 2-11 .182 0 1 1 1 4 .273 .250 .523
Mike Aviles - 2B KC vs MIN
6/3 8:10 PM
Carl Pavano 2-10 .200 0 1 1 0 1 .300 .182 .482
Alex Gordon - OF KC vs MIN
6/3 8:10 PM
Carl Pavano 3-19 .158 2 2 3 1 7 .474 .190 .664
Carlos Pena - 1B CHC @ STL
6/3 8:15 PM
Kyle Lohse 8-31 .258 1 3 5 2 12 .452 .303 .755
Derek Jeter - SS NYY @ LAA
6/3 10:05 PM
Jered Weaver 2-17 .118 0 1 0 4 2 .176 .286 .462
Andruw Jones - OF NYY @ LAA
6/3 10:05 PM
Jered Weaver 1-10 .100 1 1 1 1 6 .400 .182 .582
Jorge Posada - C NYY @ LAA
6/3 10:05 PM
Jered Weaver 2-14 .143 1 2 3 0 4 .429 .143 .572
Nick Swisher - OF NYY @ LAA
6/3 10:05 PM
Jered Weaver 5-22 .227 2 3 2 1 4 .545 .292 .837
Felipe Lopez - 2B TB @ SEA
6/3 10:10 PM
Jason Vargas 1-13 .077 0 0 0 0 1 .077 .077 .154
Dexter Fowler - OF COL @ SF
6/3 10:15 PM
Matt Cain 3-15 .200 0 1 0 5 6 .333 .429 .762
Jason Giambi - 1B COL @ SF
6/3 10:15 PM
Matt Cain 0-11 .000 0 0 0 0 5 .000 .000 .000
Carlos Gonzalez - OF COL @ SF
6/3 10:15 PM
Matt Cain 3-25 .120 0 0 2 4 6 .120 .233 .353
Jon Herrera - SS COL @ SF
6/3 10:15 PM
Matt Cain 2-15 .133 0 0 2 1 1 .133 .176 .309
Seth Smith - OF COL @ SF
6/3 10:15 PM
Matt Cain 1-18 .056 0 0 1 2 1 .056 .150 .206
 
Cold Pitcher Matchups At-Bats Opp
AVG
HR
Allow
XBH
Allow
RBI
Allow
BB K Opp
SLG
Opp
OBP
Opp
OPS
Cole Hamels PHI @ Pit
6/3 7:05 PM
Pirates Batters 19-68 .280 4 9 7 5 12 .554 .329 .882
Clay Buchholz BOS vs Oak
6/3 7:10 PM
Athletics Batters 24-67 .358 1 7 6 13 5 .473 .462 .936
Ryan Dempster CHC @ StL
6/3 8:15 PM
Cardinals Batters 52-180 .289 8 16 23 25 29 .475 .373 .848
Jered Weaver LAA vs NYY
6/3 10:05 PM
Yankees Batters 40-152 .263 15 22 25 18 33 .623 .346 .968
 

Recommended Pickup

Ben Revere, OF, MIN - Got a need for speed? Revere's swiped 40-plus bases twice in the minors, and he picked up 36 last season. He's completely lacking in power, but with a .326 career batting average in the minor leagues and terrific speed, he could pay dividends for a Twins team that's gotten less-than-ideal offensive contributions from Delmon Young and Michael Cuddyer in the outfield. Revere stole two bags in 15 games (33 at-bats) earlier this year.

Other recent recommendations: Chris Iannetta, Eric Young Jr., Jarrod Saltalamacchia, Andrew Oliver, John Jay

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Recommended Lineup

C - Alex Avila, DET ($5,511)
1B - Albert Pujols, STL ($6,992)
2B - Dustin Pedroia, BOS ($5,734)
3B - Alex Rodriguez, NYY ($6,899)
SS - Troy Tulowitzki, COL ($6,987)
OF - Matt Kemp, LAD ($8,603)
OF - Andre Ethier, LAD ($7,649)
OF - Nelson Cruz, TEX ($6,466)
UTIL - Billy Butler, KC ($6,051)
UTIL - Andrew McCutchen, PIT ($7,499)
SP - Clay Buchholz, BOS ($9,997)
SP - Jaime Garcia, STL ($10,347)
RP - J.J. Putz, ARI ($3,011)
P - Zach Britton, BAL ($8,219)

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