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Sunday Lineup Card: First-Half Finale

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 Saturday's matchups (all times Eastern)

Blue Jays (Brett Cecil - L) v Indians (Carlos Carrasco - R), 1:05
Rays (James Shields - R) v Yankees (CC Sabathia - L), 1:05
Astros (Wandy Rodriguez - L) v Marlins (Chris Volstad - R), 1:10
Cubs (Ramon Ortiz - R) v Pirates (Paul Maholm - L), 1:35
Braves (Derek Lowe - R) v Philles (Cole Hamels -L), 1:35
Orioles (Mitch Atkins - R) v Red Sox (Kyle Weiland - R), 1:35
Rockies (JhoulysChacin - R) v Nats (Jordan Zimmermann - R), 1:35
Reds (Dontrelle Willis - L) v Brewers (Randy Wolf - L), 2:10
Tigers (Justin Verlander - R) v Royals (Jeff Francis - L), 2:10
Twins (Anthony Swarzak - R) v White Sox (Jake Peavy - R), 2:10
Diamondbacks (Zach Duke - L) v Cardinals (Jaime Garcia - L), 2:15
A's (Trevor Cahill - R) v Rangers (Matt Harrison - L), 3:05
Mariners (Felix Hernandez - R) v Angels (Dan Haren - R), 3:35
Padres (Tim Stauffer - R) v Dodgers (Ted Lilly - L), 4:10
Mets (Mike Pelfrey - R) v Giants (Matt Cain - R), 8:05

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
Alex Rodriguez, 3B, NY-A - (Knee) Will get second opinion on torn meniscus Sunday
Brad Bergesen, P, BAL - (Forearm) X-rays negative, will avoid DL
Lonnie Chisenhall, 3B, CLE - (Head) Not in Saturday's lineup, doubtful for Sunday
Nick Swisher, OF, NY-A - (Quadriceps) Sat again Saturday
Josh Beckett, P, BOS - (Knee) Will throw on the side Sunday, should play in ASG
Matt Treanor, C, KC - (Knee) Sat four of five games because of knee soreness
Ramon Castro, C, CHI-A - (Hand) Broke his hand Saturday, DL stint likely
Franklin Gutierrez, OF, SEA - (Illneses) Scratched from Saturday's lineup

NL
Carlos Gonzalez, OF, COL - (Wrist) Sat Saturday
Ryan Braun, OF, MIL - (Calf) Did not play Saturday, his seventh straight miss
PlacidoPolanco, 3B, PHI - (Back) Did not start Saturday
Chris Young, OF, AZ - (Thumb) Went 2-for-4 with a strained ligament

Players on the DL

AL
Carl Crawford, OF, BOS - (Hamstring) Will play in rehab games next week, activation scheduled for July 18
Erik Bedard, P, SEA - (Knee) Will not start in first series against Rangers

NL
Shane Victorino, OF, PHI - (Thumb) Could return as soon as possible July 19
Allen Craig, OF, STL - (Knee) Has some atrophy in his quad, but could begin a rehab assignment soon
Joe Thatcher, P, SD - (Shoulder) Threw breaking balls Friday
Clayton Richard, P, SD - (Shoulder) No timetable yet
Jason Bourgeois, OF, HOU - (Quadriceps) Still bothered while running
Cole Kimball, P, WAS - (Shoulder) Rotator cuff surgery on tap for next week
Chipper Jones, 3B, ATL - (Knee) Had surgery Saturday, out for 3-4 weeks
J.J. Putz, P, AZ - (Elbow) Felt OK after throwing Friday, could return day after ASB
Jonathan Sanchez, P, SF - (Biceps) Could begin a rehab assignment after All-Star break
Ike Davis, 1B, NY-N - (Ankle) Ran on a treadmill Saturday
Jose Reyes, SS, NY-N - (Hamstring) Could be back July 22
David Wright, 3B, NY-N - (Back) Ran Saturday, will get 30-40 at-bats in the minors
Clay Hensley, P, FLA - (Shoulder) Threw 55 pitches in a rehab start Saturday
Juan Guttierez, P, AZ - (Shoulder) Shut down again

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

Activated
Aaron Harang, P, SD

Placed on DL
Chipper Jones, 3B, ATL

Recalled
Brandon Hicks, 3B, ATL
Mark Hendrickson, P, BAL
Brandon Guyer, OF, TB

Sent Down
Pat Neshek, P, SD
Pedro Alvarez, 3B, PIT
Zach Britton, P, BAL
Andy Sonnanstine, P, TB

Closer Watch

Cincinnati - Francisco Cordero allowed three hits, two walks and three runs Friday against the Brewers for his second straight blown save. It might take a few more flops for Cordero to really be on the hot seat, but Aroldis Chapman is lurking in the background.

Arizona - David Hernadez retired Matt Holliday, Colby Rasmus and Jon Jay in a no-hit ninth inning Friday to tally his fifth July save. However, he will not be able to fend off J.J. Putz once the latter returns from the disabled list shortly after the All-Star break.

Los Angeles (N) - Javy Guerra picked up his third save of the year Friday, and he continues to see save chances out of the Dodgers' bullpen

Key Matchups

KEY MATCHUPS: HOT

Hot Batter Matchups At-Bats AVG HR XBH RBI BB K SLG OBP OPS
Robinson Cano - 2B NYY vs TB
7/10 1:05 PM
James Shields 16-41 .390 3 9 8 1 9 .805 .405 1.210
Jorge Posada - C NYY vs TB
7/10 1:05 PM
James Shields 8-27 .296 1 4 4 4 3 .519 .406 .925
Nick Swisher - OF NYY vs TB
7/10 1:05 PM
James Shields 5-23 .217 3 3 8 1 8 .609 .250 .859
Evan Longoria - 3B TB @ NYY
7/10 1:05 PM
CC Sabathia 6-19 .316 2 5 5 6 2 .789 .480 1.269
B.J. Upton - OF TB @ NYY
7/10 1:05 PM
CC Sabathia 9-30 .300 2 6 6 4 7 .667 .382 1.049
Ben Zobrist - 2B TB @ NYY
7/10 1:05 PM
CC Sabathia 8-25 .320 1 3 6 3 5 .560 .393 .953
Wes Helms - 3B FLA vs HOU
7/10 1:10 PM
Wandy Rodriguez 5-16 .313 0 2 1 1 5 .500 .389 .889
Hanley Ramirez - SS FLA vs HOU
7/10 1:10 PM
Wandy Rodriguez 7-17 .412 0 2 0 1 2 .647 .444 1.091
Alex Gonzalez - SS ATL @ PHI
7/10 1:35 PM
Cole Hamels 4-18 .222 2 3 4 1 6 .611 .263 .874
Jeff Baker - 2B CHC @ PIT
7/10 1:35 PM
Paul Maholm 7-14 .500 0 4 3 0 0 .786 .500 1.286
Starlin Castro - SS CHC @ PIT
7/10 1:35 PM
Paul Maholm 5-11 .455 0 2 1 0 0 .636 .455 1.091
Reed Johnson - OF CHC @ PIT
7/10 1:35 PM
Paul Maholm 7-11 .636 0 2 0 1 1 .818 .667 1.485
Aramis Ramirez - 3B CHC @ PIT
7/10 1:35 PM
Paul Maholm 10-32 .313 2 4 8 2 3 .563 .371 .934
Alfonso Soriano - OF CHC @ PIT
7/10 1:35 PM
Paul Maholm 8-31 .258 4 6 7 4 4 .710 .333 1.043
Geovany Soto - C CHC @ PIT
7/10 1:35 PM
Paul Maholm 7-18 .389 1 2 4 2 1 .611 .450 1.061
Chase Utley - 2B PHI vs ATL
7/10 1:35 PM
Derek Lowe 12-30 .400 2 5 3 3 0 .700 .455 1.155
Lyle Overbay - 1B PIT vs CHC
7/10 1:35 PM
Ramon Ortiz 7-19 .368 2 3 4 1 1 .737 .400 1.137
Jay Bruce - OF CIN @ MIL
7/10 2:10 PM
Randy Wolf 8-18 .444 2 3 2 2 5 .833 .500 1.333
Jonny Gomes - OF CIN @ MIL
7/10 2:10 PM
Randy Wolf 11-19 .579 2 3 4 0 2 .947 .619 1.566
Brandon Phillips - 2B CIN @ MIL
7/10 2:10 PM
Randy Wolf 6-19 .316 2 3 5 0 4 .684 .316 1.000
Joey Votto - 1B CIN @ MIL
7/10 2:10 PM
Randy Wolf 7-21 .333 0 3 2 4 3 .476 .440 .916
Billy Butler - 1B KC vs DET
7/10 2:10 PM
Justin Verlander 13-32 .406 2 6 5 1 1 .719 .424 1.143
Matt Holliday - OF STL vs ARI
7/10 2:15 PM
Zach Duke 9-20 .450 1 3 4 2 1 .700 .478 1.178
Albert Pujols - 1B STL vs ARI
7/10 2:15 PM
Zach Duke 17-41 .415 4 8 6 3 2 .805 .455 1.260
Ryan Theriot - SS STL vs ARI
7/10 2:15 PM
Zach Duke 14-39 .359 1 4 4 2 3 .513 .390 .903
David Murphy - OF TEX vs OAK
7/10 3:05 PM
Trevor Cahill 8-25 .320 1 2 3 2 2 .480 .370 .850
Michael Young - 3B TEX vs OAK
7/10 3:05 PM
Trevor Cahill 6-21 .286 1 3 3 2 4 .524 .348 .872
Vernon Wells - OF LAA vs SEA
7/10 3:35 PM
Felix Hernandez 5-19 .263 1 3 4 3 6 .526 .364 .890
Adam Kennedy - 2B SEA @ LAA
7/10 3:35 PM
Dan Haren 6-19 .316 2 4 4 0 4 .737 .300 1.037
Brendan Ryan - SS SEA @ LAA
7/10 3:35 PM
Dan Haren 5-13 .385 0 1 2 0 2 .538 .385 .923
Juan Uribe - 2B LAD vs SD
7/10 4:10 PM
Tim Stauffer 3-12 .250 1 1 2 1 2 .500 .357 .857
Carlos Beltran - OF NYM @ SF
7/10 8:05 PM
Matt Cain 6-13 .462 0 3 4 1 1 .769 .500 1.269
Cody Ross - OF SF vs NYM
7/10 8:05 PM
Mike Pelfrey 7-23 .304 0 3 5 0 3 .522 .385 .907
 
Hot Pitcher Matchups At-Bats Opp
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RBI
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BB K Opp
SLG
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OBP
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Brett Cecil TOR @ CLE
7/10 1:05 PM
Indians Batters 9-63 .143 0 4 2 6 17 .225 .229 .453
Derek Lowe ATL @ PHI
7/10 1:35 PM
Phillies Batters 48-215 .223 4 14 16 12 26 .327 .264 .592
Ted Lilly LAD vs SD
7/10 4:10 PM
Padres Batters 21-95 .221 0 6 5 7 21 .285 .275 .560

 

KEY MATCHUPS: COLD

Cold Batter Matchups At-Bats AVG HR XBH RBI BB K SLG OBP OPS
Brett Gardner - OF NYY vs TB
7/10 1:05 PM
James Shields 1-11 .091 0 0 0 1 3 .091 .167 .258
Curtis Granderson - OF NYY vs TB
7/10 1:05 PM
James Shields 3-31 .097 0 2 2 1 8 .194 .125 .319
Mark Teixeira - 1B NYY vs TB
7/10 1:05 PM
James Shields 6-33 .182 0 0 0 2 13 .182 .250 .432
Johnny Damon - OF TB @ NYY
7/10 1:05 PM
CC Sabathia 4-19 .211 0 0 1 1 2 .211 .286 .497
Jason Heyward - OF ATL @ PHI
7/10 1:35 PM
Cole Hamels 2-10 .200 0 0 0 1 3 .200 .273 .473
Dan Uggla - 2B ATL @ PHI
7/10 1:35 PM
Cole Hamels 6-43 .140 1 2 3 4 13 .233 .224 .457
Marlon Byrd - OF CHC @ PIT
7/10 1:35 PM
Paul Maholm 3-15 .200 0 1 2 1 1 .267 .250 .517
Ryan Howard - 1B PHI vs ATL
7/10 1:35 PM
Derek Lowe 9-42 .214 0 1 5 2 7 .238 .250 .488
Raul Ibanez - OF PHI vs ATL
7/10 1:35 PM
Derek Lowe 6-38 .158 2 2 6 2 3 .316 .200 .516
Jimmy Rollins - SS PHI vs ATL
7/10 1:35 PM
Derek Lowe 8-38 .211 0 2 0 0 1 .263 .211 .474
Brian Schneider - C PHI vs ATL
7/10 1:35 PM
Derek Lowe 2-13 .154 0 1 0 3 3 .231 .313 .544
Wilson Valdez - SS PHI vs ATL
7/10 1:35 PM
Derek Lowe 2-13 .154 0 0 2 0 5 .154 .154 .308
Melky Cabrera - OF KC vs DET
7/10 2:10 PM
Justin Verlander 2-13 .154 0 0 2 2 2 .154 .250 .404
Alex Gordon - OF KC vs DET
7/10 2:10 PM
Justin Verlander 4-20 .200 1 2 2 4 6 .400 .333 .733
Colby Rasmus - OF STL vs ARI
7/10 2:15 PM
Zach Duke 2-13 .154 0 1 0 1 2 .231 .267 .498
Skip Schumaker - 2B STL vs ARI
7/10 2:15 PM
Zach Duke 1-11 .091 0 0 1 0 4 .091 .091 .182
Nelson Cruz - OF TEX vs OAK
7/10 3:05 PM
Trevor Cahill 2-15 .133 0 0 1 2 2 .133 .222 .355
Ian Kinsler - 2B TEX vs OAK
7/10 3:05 PM
Trevor Cahill 2-15 .133 0 0 0 2 1 .133 .235 .368
Mike Napoli - C TEX vs OAK
7/10 3:05 PM
Trevor Cahill 0-10 .000 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000
Erick Aybar - SS LAA vs SEA
7/10 3:35 PM
Felix Hernandez 6-32 .188 0 3 2 2 2 .281 .257 .538
Alberto Callaspo - 3B LAA vs SEA
7/10 3:35 PM
Felix Hernandez 3-15 .200 0 0 1 1 1 .200 .235 .435
Jeff Mathis - C LAA vs SEA
7/10 3:35 PM
Felix Hernandez 5-27 .185 2 2 2 0 6 .407 .185 .592
Jack Wilson - SS SEA @ LAA
7/10 3:35 PM
Dan Haren 1-12 .083 0 0 0 0 0 .083 .083 .166
Rafael Furcal - SS LAD vs SD
7/10 4:10 PM
Tim Stauffer 2-16 .125 0 0 0 0 0 .125 .176 .301
Ryan Ludwick - OF SD @ LAD
7/10 4:10 PM
Ted Lilly 5-37 .135 0 4 3 4 12 .243 .220 .463
Scott Hairston - OF NYM @ SF
7/10 8:05 PM
Matt Cain 3-15 .200 1 1 2 4 6 .400 .350 .750
Pablo Sandoval - 3B SF vs NYM
7/10 8:05 PM
Mike Pelfrey 2-10 .200 0 0 0 0 2 .200 .200 .400
 
Cold Pitcher Matchups At-Bats Opp
AVG
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XBH
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RBI
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BB K Opp
SLG
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OBP
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OPS
CC Sabathia NYY vs TB
7/10 1:05 PM
Rays Batters 37-136 .272 5 16 22 18 32 .490 .366 .856
Paul Maholm PIT vs ChC
7/10 1:35 PM
Cubs Batters 49-142 .345 7 21 28 12 12 .590 .398 .988
Randy Wolf MIL vs Cin
7/10 2:10 PM
Reds Batters 56-170 .329 6 17 19 16 31 .491 .395 .885
Justin Verlander DET @ KC
7/10 2:10 PM
Royals Batters 26-84 .309 3 8 9 8 13 .469 .367 .836
Zach Duke ARI @ StL
7/10 2:15 PM
Cardinals Batters 66-198 .333 6 19 26 16 17 .488 .388 .877
 

Recommended Pickup

Emilio Bonifacio, OF, FLA - Remember when Bonifacio excited the fantasy world in 2009 with a three-steal Opening Day? Well it looks new/interim Marlins skipper Jack McKeon has taken a shine to Bonifacio (who became a father Friday), and he has taken over the team's leadoff role. He entered action Saturday on a 10-game hit streak (15-for-40) with seven steals over that stretch. He has also been something of a defensive jigsaw for the Marlins, logging significant time in the outfield, shortstop and third base, hence he can help fantasy owners who are smarting from the loss of Alex Rodriguez or Chipper Jones.

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C - Jonathan Lucroy, $5,689
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2B - Robinson Cano, $9,125
3B - Evan Longoria, $7,826
SS - Starlin Castro, $5,803
OF - Hunter Pence, $7,255
OF - Alfonso Soriano, $6,717
OF - Rajai Davis, $6,717
UTIL - Albert Pujols, $7,237
UTIL - Jay Bruce, $7,168
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