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Sunday Lineup Card: On The Cust

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 Sunday's matchups (all times Eastern):

Indians (Josh Tomlin - R) v Yankees (Freddy Garcia - R), 1:05
Mariners (Felix Hernandez - R) v Tigers (Rick Porcello - R), 1:05
Red Sox (Jon Lester - L) v Blue Jays (Kyle Drabek - R), 1:07
Diamondbacks (Dan Hudson - R) v Marlins (Brad Hand - L), 1:10
Mets (Chris Capuano - L) v Pirates (Kevin Correia - R), 1:35
Cubs (Doug Davis - L) v Phillies (Roy Oswalt - R), 1:35
Rays (Wade Davis - R) v Orioles (Brian Matusz - L), 1:35
Braves (Tommy Hanson - R) v Astros (Brett Myers - R), 2:05
Cardinals (Jake Westbrook - R) v Brewers (Shaun Marcum - R), 2:10
A's (Guillermo Moscoso - R) v White Sox (Phil Humber - R), 2:10
Rangers (Matt Harrison - L) v Twins (Francisco Liriano - L), 2:10
Dodgers (Rubby De La Rosa - R) v Rockies (Ubaldo Jimenez - R), 3:10
Royals (Vin Mazzaro - R) v Angels (Tyler Chatwood - R), 3:35
Reds (Edinson Volquez - R) v Giants (Jonathan Sanchez - L), 8:05

Day After Night: ATL/HOU, TB/BAL, NY-N/PIT, STL/MIL, AZ/FLA,LA/COL, WAS/SD, KC/ANA, OAK/CHI-A, SEA/DET

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

Bartolo Colon, P, NY-A - (Hamstring) Left in the seventh inning of Saturday's start
Justin Morneau, 1B, MIN - (Wrist) Will not play until Tuesday
Matt Harrison, P, TECX - (Kidney Stone) Will start Sunday even though he has not passed stone
Travis Buck, OF, CLE - (Neck) Was available Saturday but did not play
Russell Martin, C, NY-A - (Back) Did not play Saturday
Yunel Escobar, SS, TOR - (Quadriceps) Returned Saturday
Matt Joyce, OF, TB - (Shoulder) Returned Saturday

NL

Hunter Pence, OF, HOU - (Back) Returned to the lineup Saturday
Leo Nunez, P, FLA - (Back) Played catch Saturday, but is still a "few days" away
Tim Byrdak, P, NY-M - (Personal) Left the Mets for a "family illness"
Aaron Harang, P, SD - (Foot) Had x-rays on Friday for an injury that occurred last week
Matt Kemp, OF, LA - (Hamstring) Served as a pinch-hitter Friday, returned to lineup Saturday

Players on the DL

AL

John McDonald, 2B, TOR - (Hamstring) Could begin minor league rehab soon
Jesse Litsch, P, TOR - (Shoulder) Threw a good bullpen Friday
Darren O'Day, P, TEX - (Hip) Remains on target for June 26
Scott Feldman, P, TEX - (Knee) Slated to start for Double-A on Saturday
Brandon Webb, P, TEX - (Shoulder) Slated for bullpen session Saturday
Jake Peavy, P, CHI-A - (Groin) Will have an MRI on Monday
Jason Kubel, OF, MIN - (Foot) Hit and ran Friday, could return Wednesday?
Joe Nathan, P, MIN - (Elbow) Will begin a minor league rehab assignment
Daisuke Matsuzaka, P, BOS - (Elbow) Had successful surgery Friday
Magglio Ordonez, OF, DET - (Ankle) Hit a home run at Double-A on Friday
Joe Mauer, C, MIN - (Leg) Will remain in Florida until Tuesday or Wednesday
Tsuyoshi Nishioka, 2B, MIN - (Leg) Might be back by mid-week?

NL

Freddy Sanchez, 2B, SF - (Shoulder) Placed on the DL on Saturday, Giants grab Bill Hall
Esmil Rogers, P, COL - (Back) Still not clear if he will return to the bullpen or rotation
Mike Fontenot, 2B, SF - (Groin) Should re-join the team Tuesday
Jonathan Broxton, P, LA - (Elbow) GM said he might be back this week
Marlon Byrd, OF, CHI-N - (Face) Played toss prior to Friday's game
Matt Holliday, OF, STL - (Quadriceps) Should be activated from DL as soon as Thursday
Brandon Beachy, P, ATL - (Oblique) Could start a rehab assignment next week
Nate McLouth, OF, ATL - (Oblique) Has been taking BP
Joe Blanton, P, PHI - (Elbow) Mimicked throwing motions Friday

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

Activated
Ian Kinsler, 2B, TEX

Recalled
Mike Minor, P, ATL
Casey Coleman, P, CHI-N

Sent Down
Chris Davis, 1B, TEX
Brad Snyder, OF, CHI-N (DFA)
Cory Gearrin, P, ATL

Signed
Bill Hall, 2B, SF

Closer Watch

FLA - Leo Nunez will miss a few days because of a back injury, and it looks like the Marlins will roll with a bullpen by committee until he returns. Steve Cishek made good on his chance Friday against the Diamondbacks, but guys like Randy Choate, Randy Webb and Burke Badenhop might also get looks.

CHI-A - Sergio Santos blew his second save of the week in Friday's loss to the A's, and it looks like manager Ozzie Guillen will give the first-year closer a day or two off. Look for Jesse Crain and Matt Thornton to be the first guys up if Santos continues to stumble.

KEY MATCHUPS: HOT

Hot Batter Matchups At-Bats AVG HR XBH RBI BB K SLG OBP OPS
Grady Sizemore - OF CLE @ NYY
6/12 1:05 PM
Freddy Garcia 10-29 .345 0 3 3 1 4 .517 .367 .884
Miguel Cabrera - 1B DET vs SEA
6/12 1:05 PM
Felix Hernandez 8-17 .471 0 2 2 0 3 .588 .500 1.088
Jhonny Peralta - SS DET vs SEA
6/12 1:05 PM
Felix Hernandez 7-22 .318 1 2 3 2 3 .500 .375 .875
Jack Cust - DH SEA @ DET
6/12 1:05 PM
Rick Porcello 5-14 .357 2 2 4 0 4 .786 .357 1.143
Ichiro Suzuki - OF SEA @ DET
6/12 1:05 PM
Rick Porcello 5-12 .417 0 1 1 0 2 .500 .417 .917
Corey Patterson - OF TOR vs BOS
6/12 1:07 PM
Jon Lester 5-12 .417 1 2 3 0 2 .750 .417 1.167
Matt Wieters - C BAL vs TB
6/12 1:35 PM
Wade Davis 6-15 .400 0 1 3 0 2 .467 .400 .867
Aramis Ramirez - 3B CHC @ PHI
6/12 1:35 PM
Roy Oswalt 14-63 .222 4 6 15 0 16 .444 .215 .659
Geovany Soto - C CHC @ PHI
6/12 1:35 PM
Roy Oswalt 6-15 .400 0 3 0 0 0 .667 .400 1.067
Matt Diaz - OF PIT vs NYM
6/12 1:35 PM
Chris Capuano 4-10 .400 0 0 1 0 0 .400 .400 .800
Evan Longoria - 3B TB @ BAL
6/12 1:35 PM
Brian Matusz 4-10 .400 0 3 0 0 4 .700 .400 1.100
Ben Zobrist - 2B TB @ BAL
6/12 1:35 PM
Brian Matusz 3-11 .273 1 2 4 2 4 .636 .385 1.021
Chipper Jones - 3B ATL @ HOU
6/12 2:05 PM
Brett Myers 12-38 .316 3 5 7 10 3 .605 .458 1.063
Brian McCann - C ATL @ HOU
6/12 2:05 PM
Brett Myers 12-36 .333 2 6 8 2 9 .611 .368 .979
Dan Uggla - 2B ATL @ HOU
6/12 2:05 PM
Brett Myers 14-40 .350 5 8 14 2 10 .825 .381 1.206
Mark Kotsay - OF MIL vs STL
6/12 2:10 PM
Jake Westbrook 7-24 .292 2 2 8 5 2 .542 .400 .942
Adrian Beltre - 3B TEX @ MIN
6/12 2:10 PM
Francisco Liriano 6-22 .273 1 3 2 3 3 .500 .360 .860
Matt Kemp - OF LAD @ COL
6/12 3:10 PM
Ubaldo Jimenez 11-32 .344 1 5 3 4 6 .594 .432 1.026
Bobby Abreu - OF LAA vs KC
6/12 3:35 PM
Vincent Mazzaro 4-11 .364 2 2 6 1 1 .909 .385 1.294
Hot Pitcher Matchups At-Bats Opp
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Rick Porcello DET vs SEA
6/12 1:05 PM
Mariners Batters 18-71 .254 3 4 6 1 13 .389 .264 .653
Roy Oswalt PHI vs CHC
6/12 1:35 PM
Cubs Batters 28-117 .239 5 13 18 2 22 .446 .248 .695
Doug Davis CHC @ PHI
6/12 1:35 PM
Phillies Batters 16-79 .203 3 8 7 8 15 .396 .284 .680

KEY MATCHUPS: COLD

Cold Batter Matchups At-Bats AVG HR XBH RBI BB K SLG OBP OPS
Orlando Cabrera - SS CLE @ NYY
6/12 1:05 PM
Freddy Garcia 3-20 .150 0 2 0 1 2 .300 .190 .490
Adam Everett - SS CLE @ NYY
6/12 1:05 PM
Freddy Garcia 2-12 .167 0 1 1 0 3 .250 .167 .417
Victor Martinez - C DET vs SEA
6/12 1:05 PM
Felix Hernandez 3-15 .200 1 1 3 3 1 .400 .333 .733
Ramon Santiago - SS DET vs SEA
6/12 1:05 PM
Felix Hernandez 0-11 .000 0 0 1 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Adam Kennedy - 2B SEA @ DET
6/12 1:05 PM
Rick Porcello 3-12 .250 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .250 .500
Aaron Hill - 2B TOR vs BOS
6/12 1:07 PM
Jon Lester 2-26 .077 0 1 0 4 9 .115 .200 .315
Adam Lind - 1B TOR vs BOS
6/12 1:07 PM
Jon Lester 3-17 .176 0 1 0 1 8 .235 .222 .457
Adam Jones - OF BAL vs TB
6/12 1:35 PM
Wade Davis 1-11 .091 0 0 0 0 0 .091 .167 .258
Nick Markakis - OF BAL vs TB
6/12 1:35 PM
Wade Davis 3-22 .136 0 1 2 1 2 .227 .174 .401
Kosuke Fukudome - OF CHC @ PHI
6/12 1:35 PM
Roy Oswalt 2-19 .105 0 0 0 0 4 .105 .105 .210
Jimmy Rollins - SS PHI vs CHC
6/12 1:35 PM
Doug Davis 3-24 .125 0 1 0 2 1 .167 .192 .359
Chase Utley - 2B PHI vs CHC
6/12 1:35 PM
Doug Davis 2-13 .154 0 0 0 1 6 .154 .267 .421
Shane Victorino - OF PHI vs CHC
6/12 1:35 PM
Doug Davis 2-11 .182 0 2 0 0 2 .455 .182 .637
Ronny Cedeno - SS PIT vs NYM
6/12 1:35 PM
Chris Capuano 3-18 .167 0 2 1 1 1 .333 .211 .544
Michael Bourn - OF HOU vs ATL
6/12 2:05 PM
Tommy Hanson 1-10 .100 0 0 0 0 3 .100 .100 .200
James Loney - 1B LAD @ COL
6/12 3:10 PM
Ubaldo Jimenez 7-40 .175 1 3 5 3 7 .300 .250 .550
Aaron Miles - 2B LAD @ COL
6/12 3:10 PM
Ubaldo Jimenez 3-13 .231 0 0 0 0 0 .231 .231 .462
Torii Hunter - OF LAA vs KC
6/12 3:35 PM
Vincent Mazzaro 1-10 .100 0 1 1 1 2 .200 .182 .382
Cold Pitcher Matchups At-Bats Opp
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Brett Myers HOU vs Atl
6/12 2:05 PM
Braves Batters 47-146 .322 11 22 30 19 26 .634 .404 1.038
Jake Westbrook STL @ Mil
6/12 2:10 PM
Brewers Batters 21-71 .296 4 5 11 7 5 .502 .354 .855


Recommended Pickup

J.J. Hardy, SS, BAL - Entering Saturday's games, Hardy was owned in fewer than a quarter of Yahoo! and fewer than a third of ESPN leagues.Thay may be due to an oblique injury that sidelined him for much of April and a slump that hit him for much of May. However, he is on a tear to to start June, with four home runs in eight games. Those four move him to six on the year, which ties him with Alexei Ramirez and has him one behind Yunel Escobar and Alex Gonzalez, all of who have at least 100 more at-bats. As long as he stays healthy, Hardy should be able to provide good middle infield power from here on out.

Other recent recommendations: Mike Moustakas, Anthony Rizzo, Brennan Boesch, Charlie Morton and Dee Gordon

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C Matt Wieters, $4,787
1B Miguel Cabrera, $9,021
2B Rickie Weeks, $7,083
3B Adrian Beltre, $7,795
SS J.J. Hardy, $9,450
OF Grady Sizemore, $7,951
OF Corey Patterson, $5,231
OF Josh Hamilton, $7,592
UTIL Paul Konerko, $10,080
UTIL Joey Votto, $7,333
SP Rick Porcello, $8,102
SP Roy Oswalt, $8,945
RP John Axford, $3,295
P J.J. Putz, $3,075

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