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Monday Lineup Card: 4th of July Fireworks

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)

Cubs (Casey Coleman – R) at Nationals (Jordan Zimmermann – R), 1:05
Astros (Brett Myers – R) at Pirates (Paul Maholm – L), 1:35
Blue Jays (Brandon Morrow – R) at Red Sox (John Lackey – R), 1:35
Rays (David Price – L) at Twins (Brian Duensing- L), 2:10
Mariners (Michael Pineda – R) at Athletics (Brandon McCarthy – R), 4:05
Diamondbacks (Daniel Hudson – R) at Brewers (Shaun Marcum – R), 4:10
Padres (Clayton Richard – L) at Giants (Tim Lincecum – R), 5:05
Phillies (Vance Worley – R) at Marlins (Ricky Nolasco – R), 6:10
Reds (Johnny Cueto – R) at Cardinals (Chris Carpenter – R), 6:15
Yankees (A.J. Burnett – R) at Indians (Josh Tomlin – R), 6:35
Royals (Jeff Francis – L) at White Sox (Mark Buehrle – L), 7:10
Rockies (Ubaldo Jimenez – R) at Braves (Tommy Hanson – R), 7:10
Orioles (Chris Jakubauskas – L) at Rangers (Colby Lewis – R), 8:05
Tigers (Charlie Furbush – L) at Angels (Joel Pineiro – R), 9:05
Mets (Chris Capuano – L) at Dodgers (Rubby De La Rosa – R), 9:10

Day game after a night game: None

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)
Victor Martinez, C, DET – (Shoulder) Served as DH Sunday.
Eduardo Nunez, SS, NYY – (Hamstring) Out of lineup Sunday; set to return to backup role with Jeter due back Monday.
Ted Lilly, P, LAD – (Elbow) Monday’s start pushed to Tuesday.
Ryan Braun, OF, MIL – (Calf) Out of Sunday’s lineup.
Mike Morse, OF, WAS – (Forearm) Out of Sunday’s lineup.
Jose Reyes, SS, NYM – (Hamstring) Won’t start Monday.
Chipper Jones, 3B, ATL – (Knee) Received injection Sunday; could be back for Monday’s game.
Jayson Werth, OF, WAS – (Wrist) Left Sunday’s game after being hit by a pitch.
R.A. Dickey, P, NYM – (Upper Leg) Left Sunday’s start in fourth inning with tightness in glute.
Carlos Gonzalez, OF, COL - Left Sunday's game with right wrist contusion after running into the outfield wall; injury not considered serious.
Alex Gordon, OF, KC - Left Sunday's game with bruised knee after being hit by a pitch; considered day-to-day.
Ryan Dempster, P, CHC - Scratched from Monday's start with back pain; will likely only miss one start.

Players on the DL
Derek Jeter, SS, NYY – (Calf) Finished rehab assignment; due back with Yankees on Monday.
Josh Willingham, OF, OAK – (Achilles) Expected to be out through All-Star break.
Fausto Carmona, P, CLE – (Quadriceps) Was placed on DL, could only miss one start because of All-Star break.
Brandon Webb, P, TEX – (Shoulder) Might be out for the season.
Brian Roberts, 2B, BAL – (Concussion) Could start swinging bat soon.
Cesar Izturis, SS, BAL – (Elbow) Has resumed baseball activities.
Justin Duchscherer, P, BAL – (Hip) Will have examination July 11.
Mike Fontenot, 2B, SF – (Groin) May not return until after All-Star break.
Freddy Sanchez, 2B, SF – (Shoulder) Aiming to return in August.
Roy Oswalt, P, PHI – (Back) Has received injections; targeting late July return.
Chien-Ming Wang, P, WAS – (Shoulder) Solid four innings in High-A rehab.
Esmil Rogers, P, COL – (Ribs) Will make rehab start Friday.
Pedro Alvarez, 3B, PIT – (Quadriceps) No timetable for return; could return the weekend leading up to the All-Star break.
Martin Prado, 2B, ATL – (Calf) Should start rehab by end of the week at latest.

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)
Fausto Carmona, P, CLE
Casey Blake, 3B, LAD
Matt Daley, P, COL – transferred to 60-day DL
Chris Gimenez, C, SEA – transferred to 60-day DL

Activated from DL
Rafael Furcal, SS, LAD
Chris Perez, P, CLE
Brandon McCarthy, P, OAK
Willie Harris, OF, NYM

Called Up
Blake Beavan, P, SEA
Eric Stults, P, COL
Adam Wilk, P, DET
Mike McCoy, 2B, TOR
Chris Leroux, P, PIT
Lance Pendleton, P, NYY

Sent Down
Mike Carp, OF, SEA
Josh Outman, P, OAK
Brad Lincoln, P, PIT
Ivan Nova, P, NYY
Fernando Martinez, OF, NYM
Greg Reynolds, P, COL
Brayan Villarreal, P, DET

Designated For Assignment
Jayson Nix, 3B, TOR

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

Arizona – With J.J. Putz on the DL, David Hernandez converted Saturday’s save opportunity. He appears to be the interim closer in Putz’s absence.

Chicago White Sox – Matt Thornton picked up a two-inning save Saturday to give regular closer Sergio Santos a day off after having pitched three days in a row.

Cleveland – Vinnie Pestano notched a save Saturday for the Indians, but Carlos Perez was activated from the bereavement list Sunday and will reclaim the closer’s duties.

Minnesota – Matt Capps had a significant meltdown Saturday, allowing four runs in the ninth inning to get pinned with the loss. Manager Ron Gardenhire said Capps will keep his job, but after Capps struggled again Sunday, the Twins may opt to give Joe Nathan - or maybe Glen Perkins, who picked up his first career save Sunday – save opportunities in the short term.

KEY MATCHUPS: HOT

Hot Batter Matchups At-Bats AVG HR XBH RBI BB K SLG OBP OPS
Clint Barmes - 2B HOU @ PIT
7/4 1:35 PM
Paul Maholm 12-24 .500 2 6 9 1 1 .958 .520 1.478
Hunter Pence - OF HOU @ PIT
7/4 1:35 PM
Paul Maholm 13-39 .333 2 7 9 2 2 .641 .349 .990
Andrew McCutchen - OF PIT vs HOU
7/4 1:35 PM
Brett Myers 8-13 .615 0 1 1 1 1 .692 .643 1.335
Jose Bautista - 3B TOR @ BOS
7/4 1:35 PM
John Lackey 2-11 .182 2 2 3 5 3 .727 .438 1.165
Adam Lind - 1B TOR @ BOS
7/4 1:35 PM
John Lackey 10-18 .556 0 5 5 0 0 .833 .556 1.389
Chone Figgins - 2B SEA @ OAK
7/4 4:05 PM
Brandon McCarthy 5-13 .385 0 0 2 2 2 .385 .467 .852
Orlando Hudson - 2B SD @ SF
7/4 5:05 PM
Tim Lincecum 8-19 .421 0 3 3 1 6 .579 .429 1.008
Nick Hundley - C SD @ SF
7/4 5:05 PM
Tim Lincecum 5-15 .333 1 3 1 2 6 .733 .412 1.145
Aubrey Huff - 1B SF vs SD
7/4 5:05 PM
Clayton Richard 7-19 .368 0 2 1 2 0 .474 .455 .929
Ryan Howard - 1B PHI @ FLA
7/4 6:10 PM
Ricky Nolasco 5-23 .217 3 4 6 6 5 .652 .379 1.031
Raul Ibanez - OF PHI @ FLA
7/4 6:10 PM
Ricky Nolasco 4-10 .400 0 0 0 0 1 .400 .400 .800
Jimmy Rollins - SS PHI @ FLA
7/4 6:10 PM
Ricky Nolasco 6-25 .240 2 5 3 1 3 .600 .269 .869
Chase Utley - 2B PHI @ FLA
7/4 6:10 PM
Ricky Nolasco 8-26 .308 1 2 4 3 5 .462 .400 .862
Scott Rolen - 3B CIN @ STL
7/4 6:15 PM
Chris Carpenter 4-14 .286 1 1 2 0 1 .500 .412 .912
Joey Votto - 1B CIN @ STL
7/4 6:15 PM
Chris Carpenter 8-22 .364 2 3 3 3 6 .682 .462 1.144
Lance Berkman - 1B STL vs CIN
7/4 6:15 PM
Johnny Cueto 5-15 .333 2 4 6 9 5 .867 .583 1.450
Matt Holliday - OF STL vs CIN
7/4 6:15 PM
Johnny Cueto 5-11 .455 0 1 5 2 1 .545 .500 1.045
Yadier Molina - C STL vs CIN
7/4 6:15 PM
Johnny Cueto 6-14 .429 1 2 2 0 1 .714 .438 1.152
Colby Rasmus - OF STL vs CIN
7/4 6:15 PM
Johnny Cueto 5-14 .357 1 4 3 2 3 .786 .438 1.224
Ryan Theriot - SS STL vs CIN
7/4 6:15 PM
Johnny Cueto 11-28 .393 1 3 2 1 3 .571 .433 1.004
Travis Hafner - DH CLE vs NYY
7/4 6:35 PM
A.J. Burnett 7-20 .350 1 2 5 3 5 .550 .435 .985
Grady Sizemore - OF CLE vs NYY
7/4 6:35 PM
A.J. Burnett 5-12 .417 1 4 1 3 3 .917 .533 1.450
Juan Pierre - OF CWS vs KC
7/4 7:10 PM
Jeff Francis 15-33 .455 0 2 1 1 3 .515 .471 .986
Melky Cabrera - OF KC @ CWS
7/4 7:10 PM
Mark Buehrle 10-17 .588 1 3 5 0 0 .882 .588 1.470
Alex Gordon - OF KC @ CWS
7/4 7:10 PM
Mark Buehrle 7-25 .280 1 5 3 2 4 .560 .333 .893
Mitchell Maier - OF KC @ CWS
7/4 7:10 PM
Mark Buehrle 8-22 .364 0 4 6 1 1 .591 .391 .982
Magglio Ordonez - OF DET @ LAA
7/4 9:05 PM
Joel Pineiro 9-22 .409 0 1 3 0 3 .455 .391 .846
Rafael Furcal - SS LAD vs NYM
7/4 9:10 PM
Chris Capuano 7-16 .438 1 3 3 1 2 .750 .421 1.171
 
Hot Pitcher Matchups At-Bats Opp
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Chris Carpenter STL vs CIN
7/4 6:15 PM
Reds Batters 35-177 .198 3 13 15 12 43 .315 .266 .581
Ubaldo Jimenez COL @ ATL
7/4 7:10 PM
Braves Batters 12-71 .169 1 2 4 9 21 .221 .263 .483

 

KEY MATCHUPS: COLD

Cold Batter Matchups At-Bats AVG HR XBH RBI BB K SLG OBP OPS
Chris Johnson - 3B HOU @ PIT
7/4 1:35 PM
Paul Maholm 1-12 .083 0 0 0 0 1 .083 .083 .166
Garrett Jones - 1B PIT vs HOU
7/4 1:35 PM
Brett Myers 2-11 .182 0 1 4 0 0 .273 .167 .440
Aaron Hill - 2B TOR @ BOS
7/4 1:35 PM
John Lackey 3-21 .143 0 1 2 2 4 .190 .250 .440
John McDonald - 2B TOR @ BOS
7/4 1:35 PM
John Lackey 3-19 .158 1 1 2 0 2 .316 .150 .466
Corey Patterson - OF TOR @ BOS
7/4 1:35 PM
John Lackey 2-15 .133 0 0 0 0 5 .133 .133 .266
Jack Cust - DH SEA @ OAK
7/4 4:05 PM
Brandon McCarthy 2-11 .182 1 1 5 1 5 .455 .250 .705
Franklin Gutierrez - OF SEA @ OAK
7/4 4:05 PM
Brandon McCarthy 1-10 .100 0 1 0 1 6 .200 .182 .382
Adam Kennedy - 2B SEA @ OAK
7/4 4:05 PM
Brandon McCarthy 2-12 .167 1 1 1 2 3 .417 .286 .703
Chase Headley - 3B SD @ SF
7/4 5:05 PM
Tim Lincecum 6-22 .273 1 3 3 1 6 .500 .333 .833
Ryan Ludwick - OF SD @ SF
7/4 5:05 PM
Tim Lincecum 2-17 .118 0 0 2 3 9 .118 .250 .368
Will Venable - OF SD @ SF
7/4 5:05 PM
Tim Lincecum 3-15 .200 0 1 0 1 7 .333 .250 .583
Pat Burrell - OF SF vs SD
7/4 5:05 PM
Clayton Richard 2-10 .200 0 1 1 2 1 .300 .333 .633
Carlos Ruiz - C PHI @ FLA
7/4 6:10 PM
Ricky Nolasco 1-11 .091 0 0 0 2 1 .091 .286 .377
Shane Victorino - OF PHI @ FLA
7/4 6:10 PM
Ricky Nolasco 4-23 .174 0 2 0 1 4 .261 .208 .469
Jay Bruce - OF CIN @ STL
7/4 6:15 PM
Chris Carpenter 3-20 .150 0 1 1 2 2 .250 .227 .477
Jonny Gomes - OF CIN @ STL
7/4 6:15 PM
Chris Carpenter 0-13 .000 0 0 0 0 9 .000 .071 .071
Ryan Hanigan - C CIN @ STL
7/4 6:15 PM
Chris Carpenter 2-11 .182 0 0 0 1 4 .182 .250 .432
Ramon Hernandez - C CIN @ STL
7/4 6:15 PM
Chris Carpenter 4-22 .182 0 2 2 1 5 .273 .217 .490
Brandon Phillips - 2B CIN @ STL
7/4 6:15 PM
Chris Carpenter 6-36 .167 0 3 5 2 5 .250 .211 .461
Brian McCann - C ATL vs COL
7/4 7:10 PM
Ubaldo Jimenez 3-16 .188 0 0 0 3 3 .188 .316 .504
Nate McLouth - OF ATL vs COL
7/4 7:10 PM
Ubaldo Jimenez 2-17 .118 1 1 1 0 5 .294 .118 .412
Carlos Quentin - OF CWS vs KC
7/4 7:10 PM
Jeff Francis 1-11 .091 0 0 0 1 2 .091 .167 .258
Victor Martinez - C DET @ LAA
7/4 9:05 PM
Joel Pineiro 5-19 .263 0 1 1 1 6 .316 .300 .616
Jhonny Peralta - SS DET @ LAA
7/4 9:05 PM
Joel Pineiro 2-12 .167 0 1 3 0 2 .250 .167 .417
Jamey Carroll - 2B LAD vs NYM
7/4 9:10 PM
Chris Capuano 2-15 .133 0 1 0 0 1 .200 .133 .333
 
Cold Pitcher Matchups At-Bats Opp
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Clayton Richard SD @ SF
7/4 5:05 PM
Giants Batters 27-97 .278 2 9 11 8 9 .406 .339 .744
Johnny Cueto CIN @ StL
7/4 6:15 PM
Cardinals Batters 44-120 .367 6 17 22 15 16 .625 .438 1.063
A.J. Burnett NYY @ Cle
7/4 6:35 PM
Indians Batters 27-92 .293 4 10 15 10 23 .502 .377 .879
Mark Buehrle CWS vs KC
7/4 7:10 PM
Royals Batters 51-138 .370 5 18 29 7 13 .576 .397 .974
Jeff Francis KC @ CWS
7/4 7:10 PM
White Sox Batters 36-115 .313 2 7 10 9 15 .407 .363 .770
 

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Recommended Pickup

Phil Hughes, P, NYY – Hughes will return to the rotation with a 94 mph fastball in tow. His drop in velocity earlier in the year was a mystery, but it seems the worst is behind him. Hughes struck out eight over 6.1 innings in Double-A in his last start. Ivan Nova was optioned to make room on the roster for Hughes, who would be a logical addition for anyone who has to figure out what to do with Nova. Only owned in 37% of Yahoo! leagues, Hughes should make a nice pick-up for the second half of the season.

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