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Monday Lineup Card: Take the Under

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):

American League

Athletics (Gio Gonzalez - L) at Orioles (Brian Matusz - L), 7:05
Twins (Scott Baker - R) at Indians (Josh Tomlin - R), 7:05
Tigers (Max Scherzer - R) at Rangers (Colby Lewis - R), 8:05
Blue Jays (Brandon Morrow - R) at Royals (Felipe Paulino - R), 8:10
Mariners (Michael Pineda - R) at White Sox (John Danks - L), 8:10
Rays (Alex Cobb - R) at Angels (Tyler Chatwood - R), 10:05

National League

Dodgers (Ted Lilly - L) at Phillies (Cliff Lee - L), 7:05
Cubs (Matt Gareza - R) at Reds (Chad Reineke - R), 7:10
Brewers (Zack Greinke - R) at Marlins (Javier Vazquez - R), 7:10
Rockies (Clayton Mortensen - R) at Padres (Clayton Richard - L), 10:05
Nationals (John Lannan - L) at Giants (Tim Lincecum - R), 10:15

Day After Night: 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

David Purcey, P, DET - (Personal) Out a few days for birth of son.
Vinnie Pestano, P, CLE - (Back) Removed from Saturday's game with tightness.
Justin Morneau, 1B, MIN - (Wrist) Did not play Sunday, status for Monday sounds very up in the air.
Jack Hannahan, 3B, CLE - (Hamstring) Not in Indians lineup Sunday, remains day-to-day.
Clay Buchholz, P, BOS - (Back) Next start being moved from Wednesday to Friday.
Josh Willingham, OF, OAK - (Achilles) Aggravated previous injury Saturday, did not start Sunday.
Denard Span, OF, MIN - (Neck) Out of Sunday's lineup, Ben Revere got second straight start.
Nick Blackburn, P, MIN - (Back) Stiff on Sunday, could miss next start.
Dan Haren, P, LAA - (Back) Good bullpen session Sunday, looks like he will make normal start on Tuesday.
Evan Longoria, 3B, TB - (Upper Body) Did not start Sunday but says he will return Monday.
Jake Peavy, P, CHW - (Groin) Left Sunday's start with strained groin, will be evaluated Monday.

NL

Jimmy Rollins, SS, PHI - (Knee) Did not start Sunday, could miss a couple days more.
Hanley Ramirez, SS, FLA - (Back) Out since May 29, team will decide Sunday night whether he hits DL.
Lance Berkman, 1B, STL - (Wrist) Cortisone shot caused him to miss Sunday, could return Tuesday.
Edgar Renteria, SS, CIN - (Back) Has some stiffness, was not available Sunday.
Scott Rolen, 3B, CIN - (Illness) Got Sunday off.
Dexter Fowler, OF, COL - (Abdomen) Has some discomfort, got Sunday off.

Players on the DL

AL

Elliot Johnson, OF, TB - (Knee) Should return around June 10.
Tsuyoshi Nishioka, 2B, MIN - (Leg) Will start rehab Monday.
John McDonald, 2B, TOR - (Hamstring) Still tight, may not return when eligible on June 12.
Marco Scutaro, SS, BOS - (Oblique) Began rehab Saturday, should be back on Tuesday.
Tommy Hunter, P, Rangers (Groin) Three more rehab starts before being activated, yet role with MLB team is not determined.
Tyson Ross, P, OAK - (Oblique) Not throwing yet.
Philip Hughes, P, NYY - (Shoulder) Throwing, but not close to rehab yet.
Joe Mauer, C, MIN - (Legs) Rehab starts in High-A, will progress to Double-A or Triple-A, eligible for return on June 12.

NL

Doug Slaten, P, WAS - (Elbow) Severity of injury not determined, so no timetable after being placed on DL Saturday.
Orlando Hudson, 2B, SD - (Groin) Will resume baseball activities shortly, start of rehab should be less than a week away.
Nick Hundley, C, NYM - (Oblique) Caught five innings Saturday, will progress to full game and then return to team.
Brandon Belt, 1B, SF - (Wrist) Broken wrist, not sure how long he is out yet.
Brandon Beachy, P, ATL - (Oblique) Should start rehab in about a week and then return in late-June.
Brad Lidge, P, PHI - (Shoulder) Threw without pain, could move on to extended spring training appearances soon.
Brian Schneider, C, PHI - (Hamstring) About a week from rehab that starts at extended spring training.
Clay Hensley, P, FLA - (Shoulder) Says he expects to return game action in three weeks.
Humberto Quintero, C, HOU - (Ankle) Appears he is several weeks away.
Pedro Alvarez, 3B, PIT - (Quadriceps) Playing field in extended spring training.
Marlon Byrd, OF, CHC - (Face) Playing catch, still about a month away from returning.
Homer Bailey, P, CIN - (Shoulder) Threw 25 pitches off mound, will probably make a rehab appearance before activation. Expect him to be about two weeks away.
Josh Johnson, P, FLA - (Shoulder) Still no timetable, probably a week or two at the minimum.
Aroldis Chapman, P, CIN - (Shoulder) Should rejoin Triple-A soon.
Pablo Sandoval, 3B, SF - (Hand) Sat out of rehab due to wet weather, but could be back with Giants in a week, give or take.

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

Called Up
Craig Stammen, P, Nationals
Conor Gillaspie, 3B, Giants
Adam Wilk, P, Tigers
David Herndon, P, Phillies

Sent Down
Pedro Viola, P, Orioles
Mike Zagurski, P, Phillies
Andy LaRoche, 3B, Athletics (designated for assignment)
Jeff Marquez, P, White Sox (designated for assignment)
Josh Reddick, OF, Red Sox

Placed on DL (15-day unless otherwise noted)
Doug Slaten, P, Nationals
Brandon Belt, 1B/OF, Giants

Activated from DL
Derrek Lee, 1B, Orioles
Grant Balfour, P, Athletics
Mark Teahen, 3B, White Sox
John Lackey, P, Red Sox

Closer Watch

Red Sox - Boston won a marathon over the Athletics in 14 innings, but not before Jonathan Papelbon endured a a four run meltdown in the ninth inning. In fairness, it was aided by an error and only three of the runs were earned. Papelbon retired just one batter before he was yanked in favor of Bobby Jenks, who then allowed the tying run to score on Papelbonís record. Daniel Bard then stepped in and picked up Sunday's save.

Athletics - Andrew Bailey had put up two scoreless innings since returning on May 29. When the Athletics took a one run lead in the 11th, Bailey was called upon to nail things down in his first save opportunity. While he did strike out the side, Bailey gave up back-to-back doubles to Jarrod Saltalamacchia and Jacoby Ellsbury and the game went 14 innings.

KEY MATCHUPS: HOT

Hot Batter Matchups At-Bats AVG HR XBH RBI BB K SLG OBP OPS
Ryan Howard - 1B PHI vs LAD
6/6 7:05 PM
Ted Lilly 4-14 .286 2 3 4 0 6 .786 .286 1.072
Shane Victorino - OF PHI vs LAD
6/6 7:05 PM
Ted Lilly 5-15 .333 1 2 1 0 3 .600 .375 .975
Austin Jackson - OF DET @ TEX
6/6 8:05 PM
Colby Lewis 5-10 .500 1 2 1 1 2 .900 .545 1.445
Michael Young - 3B TEX vs DET
6/6 8:05 PM
Max Scherzer 4-11 .364 0 3 1 1 2 .818 .417 1.235
Todd Helton - 1B COL @ SD
6/6 10:05 PM
Clayton Richard 6-14 .429 0 0 1 1 2 .429 .467 .896
Troy Tulowitzki - SS COL @ SD
6/6 10:05 PM
Clayton Richard 7-12 .583 3 3 9 4 0 1.333 .688 2.021
Howie Kendrick - 2B LAA vs TB
6/6 10:05 PM
David Price 5-13 .385 0 2 1 1 2 .538 .429 .967
 
Hot Pitcher Matchups At-Bats Opp
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Cliff Lee PHI vs LAD
6/6 7:05 PM
Dodgers Batters 7-66 .106 0 2 2 0 8 .136 .120 .257
Ted Lilly LAD @ PHI
6/6 7:05 PM
Phillies Batters 25-100 .250 6 13 15 1 24 .499 .268 .767
Matt Garza CHC @ CIN
6/6 7:10 PM
Reds Batters 17-63 .270 1 7 5 3 14 .412 .308 .720
Max Scherzer DET @ TEX
6/6 8:05 PM
Rangers Batters 16-72 .222 0 3 4 6 18 .286 .295 .581
John Danks CWS vs SEA
6/6 8:10 PM
Mariners Batters 24-123 .195 3 6 9 9 20 .289 .255 .544
John Lannan WAS @ SF
6/6 10:15 PM
Giants Batters 13-64 .203 1 3 5 8 5 .302 .286 .588
Tim Lincecum SF vs WAS
6/6 10:15 PM
Nationals Batters 19-69 .275 2 8 9 4 14 .467 .315 .782

 

KEY MATCHUPS: COLD

Cold Batter Matchups At-Bats AVG HR XBH RBI BB K SLG OBP OPS
Vladimir Guerrero - DH BAL vs OAK
6/6 7:05 PM
Gio Gonzalez 4-21 .190 0 1 1 1 3 .238 .227 .465
Michael Brantley - OF CLE vs MIN
6/6 7:05 PM
Scott Baker 2-11 .182 0 0 0 1 1 .182 .250 .432
Shin-Soo Choo - OF CLE vs MIN
6/6 7:05 PM
Scott Baker 3-20 .150 0 2 2 3 7 .250 .292 .542
Grady Sizemore - OF CLE vs MIN
6/6 7:05 PM
Scott Baker 13-40 .325 0 3 1 2 8 .400 .386 .786
Luis Valbuena - 2B CLE vs MIN
6/6 7:05 PM
Scott Baker 3-16 .188 0 3 1 1 1 .375 .235 .610
Rod Barajas - C LAD @ PHI
6/6 7:05 PM
Cliff Lee 0-12 .000 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .077 .077
Juan Castro - SS LAD @ PHI
6/6 7:05 PM
Cliff Lee 2-11 .182 0 1 2 0 1 .273 .182 .455
Dioner Navarro - C LAD @ PHI
6/6 7:05 PM
Cliff Lee 1-16 .063 0 1 0 0 1 .125 .063 .188
Raul Ibanez - OF PHI vs LAD
6/6 7:05 PM
Ted Lilly 3-14 .214 1 1 3 1 5 .429 .267 .696
Ramon Hernandez - C CIN vs CHC
6/6 7:10 PM
Matt Garza 2-12 .167 0 0 0 0 2 .167 .167 .334
Omar Infante - 2B FLA vs MIL
6/6 7:10 PM
Zack Greinke 0-13 .000 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000
Yuniesky Betancourt - SS MIL @ FLA
6/6 7:10 PM
Javier Vazquez 2-10 .200 0 0 0 0 2 .200 .200 .400
Brennan Boesch - OF DET @ TEX
6/6 8:05 PM
Colby Lewis 0-10 .000 0 0 0 0 4 .000 .000 .000
Jack Cust - DH SEA @ CWS
6/6 8:10 PM
John Danks 1-10 .100 0 0 0 2 5 .100 .250 .350
Chone Figgins - 2B SEA @ CWS
6/6 8:10 PM
John Danks 4-23 .174 0 0 0 1 5 .174 .208 .382
Dexter Fowler - OF COL @ SD
6/6 10:05 PM
Clayton Richard 2-19 .105 0 0 0 3 6 .105 .227 .332
Jason Giambi - 1B COL @ SD
6/6 10:05 PM
Clayton Richard 2-11 .182 1 1 1 0 4 .455 .182 .637
Freddy Sanchez - 2B SF vs WAS
6/6 10:15 PM
John Lannan 2-11 .182 0 0 0 0 0 .182 .182 .364
Miguel Tejada - SS SF vs WAS
6/6 10:15 PM
John Lannan 2-14 .143 0 0 0 0 1 .143 .143 .286
Rick Ankiel - OF WAS @ SF
6/6 10:15 PM
Tim Lincecum 2-14 .143 0 1 1 1 3 .214 .200 .414
Alex Cora - SS WAS @ SF
6/6 10:15 PM
Tim Lincecum 2-13 .154 0 0 0 1 2 .154 .214 .368
Jayson Werth - OF WAS @ SF
6/6 10:15 PM
Tim Lincecum 3-12 .250 1 1 1 1 4 .500 .308 .808
 
Cold Pitcher Matchups At-Bats Opp
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BB K Opp
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David Price TB @ LAA
6/6 10:05 PM
Angels Batters 23-68 .338 1 5 9 6 11 .434 .399 .833
Clayton Richard SD vs Col
6/6 10:05 PM
Rockies Batters 36-112 .321 4 8 18 16 20 .481 .406 .887
 


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