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Wednesday Lineup Card: Yankees Face a Marc'd Man

Jack Moore

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

Reds (Edinson Volquez - R) at Rays (James Shields - R), 12:10
Dodgers (Rubby De La Rosa - R) at Twins (Scott Baker - L), 1:10
Royals (Bruce Chen - L) at Padres (Tim Stauffer - R), 3:35
Braves (Derek Lowe - R) at Mariners (Felix Hernandez - R), 3:40
Indians (Carlos Carrasco - R) at Diamondbacks (Zach Duke - L), 3:40
Red Sox (John Lackey – R) at Phillies (Vance Worley – R), 7:05
Cardinals (Chris Carpenter - R) at Orioles (Chris Jakubauskas - R), 7:05
Nationals (Jordan Zimmermann - R) at Angels (Dan Haren - R), 7:05
Mets (Chris Capuano - L) at Tigers (Phil Coke - L), 7:05
Brewers (Shaun Marcum - R) at Yankees (A.J. Burnett - R), 7:05
Pirates (Paul Maholm - L) at Blue Jays (Brandon Morrow - R), 7:07
Giants (Tim Lincecum - R) at Cubs (Ryan Dempster - R), 8:05
Rangers (Colby Lewis - R) at Astros (Brett Myers - R), 8:05
White Sox (Mark Buehrle - L) at Rockies (Ubaldo Jimenez - R), 8:40
Marlins (Ricky Nolasco - R) at A’s (Guillermo Moscoso - R), 10:05

Day game after a night game: CIN, TB, LAD, MIN, KC, SD, ATL, SEA, CLE, ARI

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)
Elvis Andrus, SS, TEX – (Wrist) Hit in the cages Tuesday and felt good; should return soon.
Alfredo Simon, P, BAL – (Hamstring) Could be activated Wednesday.
J.D. Drew, OF, BOS – (Eye) Out of Tuesday's starting lineup.
Torii Hunter, OF, ANA – (Ribs) Started in right field and batted second Tuesday.
J.R. Towles, C, HOU – (Face) Out of Tuesday's starting lineup.
Jonathon Niese, P, NYM – (Chest) Passed cardiological tests Tuesday; will likely start Friday.
Pablo Sandoval, 3B, SF – (Quad) Started both games of Tuesday’s doubleheader.
Eli Whiteside, C, SF – (Quad) Returned to the lineup for Game 2 of Tuesday’s doubleheader.

Players on the DL
Mike Napoli, C, TEX – (Oblique) Should return Monday after a rehab assignment.
Bartolo Colon, P, NYY – (Hamstring) Could return to rotation as early as Saturday.
Carl Crawford, OF, BOS – (Hamstring) All but ruled out for weekend series against Houston.
Shin-Soo Choo, OF, CLE – (Thumb) Underwent surgery; expected recovery time of 8-to-10 weeks.
Derek Jeter, SS, NYY – (Calf) Ran the bases Tuesday; still no timetable for return.
Alex White, P, CLE – (Finger) Hopes to begin throwing off a mound in 3-to-4 weeks.
John Danks, P, CWS – (Oblique) MRI revealed only a minor strain.
Kevin Slowey, P, MIN – (Abdomen) Will pitch 3-to-4 innings in rehab start Wednesday.
Rich Harden, P, OAK – (Shoulder) Set to start Friday against the Diamondbacks.
Delmon Young, OF, MIN – (Ankle) MRI revealed no ligament damage; could return after minimum 15 days.
Jonathan Broxton, P, LA – (Elbow) Will be shut down for three weeks.
Taylor Buchholz, P, NYM – (Shoulder) Resting at home in Philadelphia; does not appear close to a return.
David Wright, 3B, NYM – (Back) Could begin hitting off a tee as soon as Wednesday.
Josh Johnson, P, FLA – (Shoulder) Will visit Dr. James Andrews Wednesday for a precautionary exam.
Johan Santana, P, NYM – (Shoulder) Tuesday's mound session canceled due to rain.
Chien-Ming Wang, P, WAS – (Shoulder) Threw three innings in a rehab start Monday.
Rick Ankiel, OF, WAS – (Ribs) Played five innings in extended spring game Tuesday.
Esmil Rogers, P, COL – (Ribs) Still a month away from a return.
Marlon Byrd, OF, CHC – (Face) Played in first rehab game Tuesday with Triple-A Iowa.
Humberto Quintero, C, HOU – (Ankle) Set to begin rehab assignment July 1.

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)
Jose Tabata, OF, PIT
Ryan Madson, P, PHI
Grant Balfour, P, OAK

Activated from DL
Bobby Jenks, P, BOS
Franklin Morales, P, BOS

Called Up
Yhency Brazoban, P, ARI
Alberto Castillo, P, ARI
Josh Harrison, 3B, PIT
Andrew Carpenter, P, PHI
Brett Cecil, P, TOR
Trystan Magnuson, P, OAK
Marcos Mateo, P, CHC

Sent Down
Esmerling Vasquez, P, ARI
Bryan Shaw, P, ARI
Scott Atchison, P, BOS
Tommy Hottovy, P, BOS
Zach Stewart, P, TOR
DJ LeMahieu, 2B, CHC

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

Los Angeles (AL) – Jordan Walden blew his sixth save of the season Monday, allowing a game-tying solo home run to Washington’s Danny Espinosa in the ninth inning. It's hard to say if Mike Scioscia is looking for replacements now, but the most obvious would appear to be the man who earned the win by pitching a scoreless 10th frame – Scott Downs.

Philadelphia – Ryan Madson was placed on the disabled list Tuesday, which provides a hint as to the ‘Recommended Pickup’ below.

KEY MATCHUPS: HOT

Hot Batter Matchups At-Bats AVG HR XBH RBI BB K SLG OBP OPS
Casey Blake - 3B LAD @ MIN
6/29 1:10 PM
Scott Baker 8-20 .400 0 1 2 0 3 .450 .429 .879
Marcus Thames - OF LAD @ MIN
6/29 1:10 PM
Scott Baker 9-29 .310 4 4 6 0 7 .724 .333 1.057
Derrek Lee - 1B BAL vs STL
6/29 7:05 PM
Chris Carpenter 18-54 .333 2 5 8 3 10 .500 .368 .868
Miguel Cabrera - 1B DET vs NYM
6/29 7:05 PM
Chris Capuano 7-19 .368 2 3 4 0 8 .737 .368 1.105
Jorge Posada - C NYY vs MIL
6/29 7:05 PM
Shaun Marcum 7-18 .389 4 5 7 2 0 1.111 .450 1.561
Alex Rodriguez - 3B NYY vs MIL
6/29 7:05 PM
Shaun Marcum 5-20 .250 2 3 6 6 4 .600 .423 1.023
Ivan Rodriguez - C WAS @ LAA
6/29 7:05 PM
Dan Haren 6-19 .316 1 3 3 0 2 .579 .316 .895
Edwin Encarnacion - 3B TOR vs PIT
6/29 7:07 PM
Paul Maholm 13-33 .394 0 4 6 6 5 .545 .488 1.033
Yunel Escobar - SS TOR vs PIT
6/29 7:07 PM
Paul Maholm 4-10 .400 0 0 0 0 2 .400 .400 .800
Blake DeWitt - 2B CHC vs SF
6/29 8:05 PM
Tim Lincecum 6-15 .400 0 1 1 1 4 .467 .438 .905
Kosuke Fukudome - OF CHC vs SF
6/29 8:05 PM
Tim Lincecum 3-12 .250 1 2 2 1 4 .583 .308 .891
Miguel Tejada - SS SF @ CHC
6/29 8:05 PM
Ryan Dempster 8-23 .348 1 2 4 1 0 .522 .360 .882
Jason Giambi - 1B COL vs CWS
6/29 8:40 PM
Mark Buehrle 8-19 .421 2 5 6 1 0 .895 .476 1.371
 
Hot Pitcher Matchups At-Bats Opp
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Dan Haren LAA vs WAS
6/29 7:05 PM
Nationals Batters 22-82 .268 4 9 9 2 14 .474 .300 .774
Ryan Dempster CHC vs SF
6/29 8:05 PM
Giants Batters 25-113 .221 2 7 8 11 23 .317 .288 .604

 

KEY MATCHUPS: COLD

Cold Batter Matchups At-Bats AVG HR XBH RBI BB K SLG OBP OPS
Ramon Hernandez - C CIN @ TB
6/29 12:10 PM
James Shields 4-25 .160 0 1 3 0 2 .200 .192 .392
Scott Rolen - 3B CIN @ TB
6/29 12:10 PM
James Shields 2-16 .125 1 1 1 0 1 .313 .125 .438
Juan Uribe - 2B LAD @ MIN
6/29 1:10 PM
Scott Baker 2-11 .182 0 1 1 1 0 .273 .231 .504
Orlando Hudson - 2B SD vs KC
6/29 3:35 PM
Bruce Chen 1-13 .077 0 0 0 0 1 .077 .077 .154
Julio Lugo - SS ATL @ SEA
6/29 3:40 PM
Felix Hernandez 1-11 .091 0 0 0 2 0 .091 .231 .322
Miguel Olivo - C SEA vs ATL
6/29 3:40 PM
Derek Lowe 3-19 .158 0 1 0 1 7 .211 .200 .411
Jack Wilson - SS SEA vs ATL
6/29 3:40 PM
Derek Lowe 3-16 .188 0 1 0 1 0 .250 .235 .485
Yuniesky Betancourt - SS MIL @ NYY
6/29 7:05 PM
A.J. Burnett 4-19 .211 0 0 0 0 1 .211 .211 .422
Nick Swisher - OF NYY vs MIL
6/29 7:05 PM
Shaun Marcum 2-12 .167 1 1 2 1 3 .417 .231 .648
Placido Polanco - 3B PHI vs BOS
6/29 7:05 PM
John Lackey 4-23 .174 1 3 2 1 1 .435 .208 .643
Matt Stairs - OF WAS @ LAA
6/29 7:05 PM
Dan Haren 1-10 .100 1 1 2 2 4 .400 .250 .650
Aramis Ramirez - 3B CHC vs SF
6/29 8:05 PM
Tim Lincecum 3-15 .200 0 0 1 0 4 .200 .200 .400
Pat Burrell - OF SF @ CHC
6/29 8:05 PM
Ryan Dempster 1-14 .071 0 1 1 5 3 .143 .316 .459
Aubrey Huff - 1B SF @ CHC
6/29 8:05 PM
Ryan Dempster 2-12 .167 0 0 0 2 1 .167 .286 .453
Aaron Rowand - OF SF @ CHC
6/29 8:05 PM
Ryan Dempster 1-13 .077 0 0 0 2 5 .077 .200 .277
Adrian Beltre - 3B TEX @ HOU
6/29 8:05 PM
Brett Myers 2-14 .143 1 1 2 4 2 .357 .333 .690
Endy Chavez - OF TEX @ HOU
6/29 8:05 PM
Brett Myers 2-17 .118 0 2 0 3 4 .294 .250 .544
Yorvit Torrealba - C TEX @ HOU
6/29 8:05 PM
Brett Myers 3-13 .231 0 0 4 0 1 .231 .231 .462
Omar Vizquel - 3B CWS @ COL
6/29 8:40 PM
Ubaldo Jimenez 2-10 .200 0 0 1 0 1 .200 .182 .382
Conor Jackson - OF OAK vs FLA
6/29 10:05 PM
Ricky Nolasco 2-10 .200 0 1 1 0 2 .300 .200 .500
 
Cold Pitcher Matchups At-Bats Opp
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Chris Carpenter STL @ Bal
6/29 7:05 PM
Orioles Batters 28-87 .322 2 9 9 8 15 .472 .379 .851
Shaun Marcum MIL @ NYY
6/29 7:05 PM
Yankees Batters 27-89 .303 9 15 23 11 14 .678 .380 1.058
 

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

Recommended Pickup

Antonio Bastardo, P, PHI - With Ryan Madson headed to the DL, somebody (or possibly somebodies) else will pick up some saves for the Phillies in the short tem. Right now, that guy looks to be Bastardo, although Michael Stutes will also be in the mix. According to this tweet from Jayson Stark, Bastardo will probably get the nod in most situations; and given the litany of save chances the Phillies usually have, that makes him worth a look.

Other recent recommendations: Lonnie Chisenhall, James Loney, Wily Mo Pena, Carlos Carrasco, Alexi Casilla

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