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Monday Lineup Card: Doctor's Orders

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)

Indians (David Huff – L) at Twins (Anthony Swarzak – R), 1:10
Red Sox (Tim Wakefield – R) at Orioles (Brad Bergesen – R), 7:05
Reds (Dontrelle Willis – L) at Pirates (James McDonald – R), 7:05
Yankees (A.J. Burnett – R) at Rays (Alex Cobb – R), 7:10
Marlins (Clay Hensley – R) at Mets (Chris Capuano – L), 7:10
Phillies (Roy Halladay – R) at Cubs (Rodrigo Lopez – R), 8:05
Nationals (Jason Marquis – R) at Astros (Jordan Lyles – R), 8:05
Indians (Fausto Carmona – R) at Twins (Scott Diamond – R), 8:10
White Sox (Mark Buehrle – L) at Royals (Kyle Davies – R), 8:10
Braves (Derek Lowe – R) at Rockies (Jason Hammel – R), 8:40
Brewers (Randy Wolf – L) at Diamondbacks (Josh Collmenter – R), 9:40
Dodgers (Chad Billingsley – R) at Giants (Ryan Vogelsong – R), 10:15

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
Matt Joyce, OF, TB – (Knee) Did not start Sunday.
Brad Bergesen, P, BAL – (Forearm) Added to rotation as Monday’s starter.
Marco Scutaro, SS, BOS – (Finger) Jammed finger Saturday, fielding appeared to be affected.
Jose Bautista, 3B, TOR – (Ankle) Out of Sunday’s lineup.
Austin Jackson, OF, DET – (Wrist) Not in lineup again Sunday.
Grady Sizemore, OF, CLE – (Knee) Diagnosed with contusion.
Jimmy Rollins, SS, PHI – (Leg) Tightness in leg Saturday, but back in lineup Sunday.
Carlos Beltran, OF, NYM – (Illness) Out of Sunday’s lineup.
Omar Infante, 2B, FLA – (Knee) Out of Sunday’s lineup but should return Monday.
Jason Bartlett, SS, SD – (Personal) On paternity leave.
Ryan Braun, OF, MIL – (Calf) Pinch hit Sunday; expected to return to the lineup Monday.
Shaun Marcum, SP, MIL – Left Sunday’s start early with a neck injury.
Tom Gorzelanny, SP, WAS – Twisted his ankle during Sunday’s start; considered day-to-day.

Players on the DL
Jon Lester, P, BOS – (Shoulder) Scheduled to return to the majors and start a week from Tuesday
David Aardsma, P, SEA – (Hip) Will have Tommy John surgery; out for the season.
Luke Scott, OF, BAL – (Shoulder) Played in rehab game Sunday; should be back Tuesday.
Jesse Litsch, P, TOR – (Shoulder) Threw six shutout innings in rehab start Saturday; now needs to be activated or optioned.
Dustin McGowan, P, TOR – (Shoulder) Threw 2.2 shutout innings in High-A rehab game.
Clay Buchholz, P, BOS – (Back) Will begin throwing, but likely three weeks from returning.
Eric Chavez, 3B, NYY – (Foot) Doing baseball activities; could start rehab soon.
Rafael Soriano, P, NYY – (Elbow) Will start minor league rehab Tuesday.
John Danks, P, CHW – (Oblique) Felt good after Saturday’s rehab; should start Thursday for White Sox.
Chipper Jones, 3B, ATL – (Knee) Could start rehab Thursday, then return July 25.
Jose Tabata, OF, PIT – (Quadriceps) Could resume rehab Monday.
Steven Pearce, 1B, PIT – (Calf) Rehab going well, but Pirates have no intention to recall him soon.
Jose Reyes, SS, NYM – (Hamstring) Could be activated as soon as Monday.
David Wright, 3B, NYM – (Back) Played seven innings of rehab, still on track to return Friday.
Jose Contreras, P, PHI – (Elbow) Targeting mid-August return.
Roy Oswalt, P, PHI – (Back) Should throw bullpen session this week; targeting mid-August return.
Brad Lidge, P, PHI – (Shoulder) 1-2-3 rehab Saturday, scheduled to pitch back-to-back Sunday for first time.
Shane Victorino, OF, PHI – (Thumb) Good rehab Saturday; should be back by middle of the week.
Placido Polanco, 3B, PHI – (Back) Felt sore after taking batting practice the last couple days; Wednesday return questionable.
Joe Blanton, P, PHI – (Elbow) Did not throw bullpen session Saturday as planned.
Jason Bourgeois, OF, HOU – (Quadriceps) Taking rehab to Triple-A; could be activated any day.
Jerry Hairston, SS, WAS – (Wrist) Should be activated Monday.
Ryan Doumit, C, PIT – (Ankle) Will start rehab sometime this week.

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)
Vladimir Guerrero, DH, BAL
Scott Baker, SP, MIN
Matt Downs, 3B, HOU – paternity leave

Called Up
Troy Patton, P, BAL
Matt Angle, OF, BAL
Jeanmar Gomez, P, CLE
Chris Dickerson, OF, NYY
Everth Cabrera, SS, SD
Wesley Wright, P, HOU
Scott Diamond, P, MIN
Chuck James, P, MIN

Sent Down
Pedro Viola, P, BAL
Shelley Duncan, 1B, CLE
Greg Golson, OF, NYY
Matt Tolbert, 2B, MIN
Brian Bixler, SS, WAS

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

Baltimore – Kevin Gregg nearly blew a four-run lead Saturday night and had to be removed in favor of Mike Gonzalez after Orlando Cabrera hit a base-clearing double. With Cabrera representing the tying run, Gonzalez recorded the final out. It still looks like Gregg is the closer, but Koji Uehara has been sensational all year, and sooner or later Gregg’s 1.58 WHIP will catch up to him.

Minnesota – After being reinstalled as the closer, Joe Nathan allowed a hit to Eric Hosmer, but nothing else as he closed out the Royals and notched his first save since April 8.

KEY MATCHUPS: HOT

Hot Batter Matchups At-Bats AVG HR XBH RBI BB K SLG OBP OPS
Joe Mauer - C MIN vs CLE
7/18 1:10 PM
David Huff 7-16 .438 1 2 4 2 1 .688 .500 1.188
Delmon Young - OF MIN vs CLE
7/18 1:10 PM
David Huff 5-14 .357 1 1 1 2 3 .571 .438 1.009
J.D. Drew - OF BOS @ BAL
7/18 7:05 PM
Brad Bergesen 7-21 .333 2 3 4 1 1 .667 .364 1.031
Jacoby Ellsbury - OF BOS @ BAL
7/18 7:05 PM
Brad Bergesen 4-10 .400 0 2 0 0 1 .600 .400 1.000
Dustin Pedroia - 2B BOS @ BAL
7/18 7:05 PM
Brad Bergesen 5-12 .417 0 1 1 1 1 .500 .462 .962
Matt Diaz - OF PIT vs CIN
7/18 7:05 PM
Dontrelle Willis 10-24 .417 3 4 5 0 3 .833 .440 1.273
Evan Longoria - 3B TB vs NYY
7/18 7:10 PM
A.J. Burnett 12-32 .375 1 3 6 1 9 .531 .389 .920
Marlon Byrd - OF CHC vs PHI
7/18 8:05 PM
Roy Halladay 5-14 .357 0 3 2 0 2 .643 .438 1.081
Carlos Lee - OF HOU vs WAS
7/18 8:05 PM
Jason Marquis 16-40 .400 4 6 12 6 6 .750 .478 1.228
Jason Michaels - OF HOU vs WAS
7/18 8:05 PM
Jason Marquis 7-10 .700 1 2 4 1 0 1.100 .727 1.827
Hunter Pence - OF HOU vs WAS
7/18 8:05 PM
Jason Marquis 11-22 .500 1 5 6 4 2 .909 .577 1.486
Humberto Quintero - C HOU vs WAS
7/18 8:05 PM
Jason Marquis 4-10 .400 0 1 2 0 0 .500 .400 .900
Ryan Howard - 1B PHI @ CHC
7/18 8:05 PM
Rodrigo Lopez 6-10 .600 1 1 3 1 3 .900 .636 1.536
Raul Ibanez - OF PHI @ CHC
7/18 8:05 PM
Rodrigo Lopez 9-25 .360 0 2 1 4 3 .440 .448 .888
Chase Utley - 2B PHI @ CHC
7/18 8:05 PM
Rodrigo Lopez 4-10 .400 0 2 0 0 2 .600 .400 1.000
Paul Konerko - 1B CWS @ KC
7/18 8:10 PM
Kyle Davies 9-17 .529 1 3 2 2 1 .824 .579 1.403
Alexis Rios - OF CWS @ KC
7/18 8:10 PM
Kyle Davies 5-10 .500 0 1 0 0 1 .600 .500 1.100
Melky Cabrera - OF KC vs CWS
7/18 8:10 PM
Mark Buehrle 10-17 .588 1 3 5 0 0 .882 .588 1.470
Alex Gordon - OF KC vs CWS
7/18 8:10 PM
Mark Buehrle 7-25 .280 1 5 3 2 4 .560 .333 .893
Mitchell Maier - OF KC vs CWS
7/18 8:10 PM
Mark Buehrle 8-22 .364 0 4 6 1 1 .591 .391 .982
Jason Giambi - 1B COL vs ATL
7/18 8:40 PM
Derek Lowe 5-20 .250 2 2 3 8 4 .550 .483 1.033
Todd Helton - 1B COL vs ATL
7/18 8:40 PM
Derek Lowe 15-47 .319 2 4 5 8 3 .489 .418 .907
Justin Upton - OF ARI vs MIL
7/18 9:40 PM
Randy Wolf 3-14 .214 1 2 4 3 4 .500 .353 .853
Chris Young - OF ARI vs MIL
7/18 9:40 PM
Randy Wolf 6-21 .286 1 3 2 2 8 .524 .400 .924
Aaron Rowand - OF SF vs LAD
7/18 10:15 PM
Chad Billingsley 8-23 .348 1 2 5 4 6 .522 .414 .936
Nate Schierholtz - OF SF vs LAD
7/18 10:15 PM
Chad Billingsley 6-14 .429 0 3 0 1 4 .714 .467 1.181
Miguel Tejada - SS SF vs LAD
7/18 10:15 PM
Chad Billingsley 8-22 .364 1 2 4 1 1 .545 .417 .962
 
Hot Pitcher Matchups At-Bats Opp
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Roy Halladay PHI @ CHC
7/18 8:05 PM
Cubs Batters 37-146 .253 6 17 25 1 42 .466 .268 .734

 

KEY MATCHUPS: COLD

Cold Batter Matchups At-Bats AVG HR XBH RBI BB K SLG OBP OPS
Michael Cuddyer - OF MIN vs CLE
7/18 1:10 PM
David Huff 2-12 .167 1 1 1 2 0 .417 .286 .703
Nick Markakis - OF BAL vs BOS
7/18 7:05 PM
Tim Wakefield 5-27 .185 2 4 5 2 6 .481 .241 .722
David Ortiz - DH BOS @ BAL
7/18 7:05 PM
Brad Bergesen 4-20 .200 1 1 3 0 4 .350 .200 .550
Kevin Youkilis - 1B BOS @ BAL
7/18 7:05 PM
Brad Bergesen 2-13 .154 0 0 0 2 4 .154 .267 .421
Hanley Ramirez - SS FLA @ NYM
7/18 7:10 PM
Chris Capuano 1-12 .083 0 0 0 0 2 .083 .083 .166
Johnny Damon - OF TB vs NYY
7/18 7:10 PM
A.J. Burnett 4-22 .182 1 1 1 4 4 .318 .308 .626
B.J. Upton - OF TB vs NYY
7/18 7:10 PM
A.J. Burnett 7-36 .194 0 0 1 6 14 .194 .310 .504
Carlos Pena - 1B CHC vs PHI
7/18 8:05 PM
Roy Halladay 14-58 .241 2 7 10 1 21 .448 .246 .694
Aramis Ramirez - 3B CHC vs PHI
7/18 8:05 PM
Roy Halladay 2-13 .154 0 0 0 0 5 .154 .154 .308
Clint Barmes - 2B HOU vs WAS
7/18 8:05 PM
Jason Marquis 0-11 .000 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Jeff Keppinger - 2B HOU vs WAS
7/18 8:05 PM
Jason Marquis 2-10 .200 0 0 1 2 0 .200 .333 .533
Wilson Valdez - SS PHI @ CHC
7/18 8:05 PM
Rodrigo Lopez 1-11 .091 0 0 0 0 2 .091 .091 .182
A.J. Pierzynski - C CWS @ KC
7/18 8:10 PM
Kyle Davies 3-16 .188 0 0 0 0 1 .188 .188 .376
Seth Smith - OF COL vs ATL
7/18 8:40 PM
Derek Lowe 2-13 .154 2 2 4 1 1 .615 .214 .829
Ian Stewart - 3B COL vs ATL
7/18 8:40 PM
Derek Lowe 1-14 .071 0 1 0 2 3 .143 .188 .331
Stephen Drew - SS ARI vs MIL
7/18 9:40 PM
Randy Wolf 2-12 .167 1 2 5 1 3 .583 .214 .797
Xavier Nady - OF ARI vs MIL
7/18 9:40 PM
Randy Wolf 2-13 .154 1 1 2 1 2 .385 .214 .599
Emmanuel Burriss - SS SF vs LAD
7/18 10:15 PM
Chad Billingsley 2-10 .200 0 0 0 1 4 .200 .273 .473
Aubrey Huff - 1B SF vs LAD
7/18 10:15 PM
Chad Billingsley 4-20 .200 0 1 1 2 6 .250 .273 .523
Pablo Sandoval - 3B SF vs LAD
7/18 10:15 PM
Chad Billingsley 6-33 .182 0 2 3 2 7 .242 .229 .471
 
Cold Pitcher Matchups At-Bats Opp
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Brad Bergesen BAL vs Bos
7/18 7:05 PM
Red Sox Batters 35-116 .302 3 11 13 5 18 .445 .328 .773
Jason Marquis WAS @ Hou
7/18 8:05 PM
Astros Batters 43-120 .358 6 14 25 14 11 .603 .430 1.034
Rodrigo Lopez CHC vs Phi
7/18 8:05 PM
Phillies Batters 30-79 .380 2 8 10 9 11 .537 .443 .980
Mark Buehrle CWS @ KC
7/18 8:10 PM
Royals Batters 51-138 .370 5 18 29 7 13 .576 .397 .974
Kyle Davies KC vs CWS
7/18 8:10 PM
White Sox Batters 26-89 .292 2 5 9 11 11 .379 .381 .760
 

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

Recommended Pickup

Mark Ellis, 2B, COL – After the Athletics decided Jemile Weeks was ready to stay at the MLB level, Ellis was traded to Colorado. He was quickly installed in the No. 2 spot in the order, where he has instantly taken advantage of Coors Field. Ellis is 16-for-52 (.308) with two home runs, eight doubles and 10 RBIs. Ellis could be a nice addition this week for those in deeper leagues.

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