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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)

Reds (Mike Leake - R) v Pirates (James McDonald - R), 7:05
Red Sox (Kyle Weiland - R) v Orioles (Jeremy Guthrie), 7:05
A's (Guillermo Moscoso - R) v Tigers (Rick Porcello - R), 7:05
Mariners (Michael Pineda - R) v Blue Jays (Brett Cecil - L), 7:07
Padres (Tim Stauffer - R) v Marlins (Anibal Sanchez - R), 7:10
Cardinals (Kyle Lohse - R) v Mets (Dillon Gee - R), 7:10
Yankees (Bartolo Colon - R) v Rays (Jeremy Hellickson - R), 7:10
Phillies (Cliff Lee - L) v Cubs (Matt Garza - R), 8:05
Nationals (Jordann Zimmermann - R) v Astros (J.A. Happ - L), 8:05
Indians (Justin Masterson - R) v Twins (Francisco Liriano - L), 8:10
White Sox (Jake Peavy - R) v Royals (Danny Duffy - L), 8:10
Braves (Brandon Beachy - R) v Rockies (Ubaldo Jimenez - R), 8:40
Brewers (Yovani Gallardo - R) v Diamondbacks (Barry Enright - R), 9:40
Rangers (Alexi Ogando - R) v Angels (Tyler Chatwood - R), 10:05
Dodgers (Rubby De La Rosa - R) v Giants (Madison Bumgarner - L), 10:15

Day Game After a Night Game: None

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
Austin Jackson, OF, DET - (Wrist) Will not be used as a defensive replacement until his wrist recovers
Matt Joyce, OF, TB - (Knee) Not in Monday's lineup, his second straight miss
Alex Gordon, OF, KC - (Foot) Out Monday after fouling pitch off his foot Sunday
Alfrdo Simon, P, BAL - (Personal) Placed on restricted list to tend to legal matters in DR

NL
Carlos Beltran, OF, NY-N - (Flu) Missed his third straight game Monday
Nick Punto, SS, STL - (Elbow) Cardinals taking it day-by-day
Tom Gorzelanny, P, WAS - (Ankle) Still sore
Jason Heyward, OF, ATL - (Foot) Scratched Monday due to a contusion on his left foot
Scott Hairston, OF, NY-N - (Leg) Left Monday's game after fouling a ball off his shin
Ryan Braun, OF, MIL - (Calf) Missed Monday after pinch-hitting Sunday

Players on the DL

AL
Jon Lester, P, BOS - (Shoulder) Could be back in the rotation July 25
Juan Cruz, P, TB - (Groin) Hit the 15-day DL on Monday
Grady Sizemore, OF, CLE - (Knee) Indians are concerned about his injury
Scott Baker, P, MIN - (Elbow) Will make a minor league rehab start before returning
Jose Lobaton, C, TB - (Knee) Placed on the DL after one start
Jed Lowrie, SS, BOS - (Shoulder) Will start swinging a bat this week
Mitch Talbot, P, CLE - (Back) Could begin throwing again in a few days
Wade Davis, P, TB - (Forearm) Might be back as soon as this weekend
Tony Pena, P, CHI-A - (Elbow) Will resume a minor league rehab assignment soon
Ramiro Pena, SS, NY-A - (Stomach) Out for 4-6 weeks after an emergency appendectomy
Mitch Talbot, P, CLE - (Back) Could be back in mid-August

NL
Joe Thatcher, P, SD - (Shoulder) Made a rehab appearance at Low-A on Sunday
Shane Vicorino, OF, PHI - (Thumb) Still not pain free, but he will come off the DL on Tuesday
Brad Lidge, P, PHI - (Shoulder) Pitched back-to-back days this weekend, and he could be off the DL on Friday
Jason Castro, C, HOU - (Knee) Continues to rehab in Florida
PlacidoPolanco, 3B, PHI - (Back) May need a bit more rest before activation, contemplating injection
Chris Coghlan, OF, FLA - (Knee) Suffered a setback, add a week to his ETA
Joe Blanton, P, PHI - (Elbow) Phillies aren't sure if he will pitch again this year
Chipper Jones, 3B, ATL - (Knee) Played soft toss Sunday
Steven Pearce, 1B, PIT - (Calf) GM said he could return this weekend
Jose Tabata, OF, PIT - (Quads) Minor league rehab assignment could resume Tuesday
Evan Meek, P, PIT - (Shoulder) Won't be ready anytime soon
Jose Reyes, SS, NY-N - (Hamstring) Played for Brooklyn on Monday, should be in the Mets' lineup Tuesday

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

Activated
Alexander Torres, P, TB
Carl Crawford, OF, BOS
Clay Hensley, P, FLA
Fausto Carmona, P, CLE

Placed on DL
Jose Lobaton, C, TB
Ramiro Pena, SS, NY-A
Grady Sizemore, OF, CLE
Alfredo Simon, P, BAL (restricted list)

Recalled
Alexander Torres, P, TB
Josh Bell, 3B, BAL
Mark Worrell, P, BAL
David Huff, P, CLE
Mike Carp, 1B, SEA
Alex Cobb, P, TB
Chuck James, P, MIN
Scott Diamond, P, MIN
Robinson Chirinos, C, TB
Wesley Wright, P, HOU
Brandon Laird, 3B, NY-A

Sent Down
Matt Tolbert, 2B, MIN
Jeanmar Gomez, P, CLE
Chris Hatcher, P, FLA
Mitch Atkins, P, BAL
Brian Bixler, SS, WAS
Carlos Peguero, OF, SEA
Jesse Litsch, P, TOR
Drew Sutton, OF, BOS
Adam Russell, P, TB (DFA'd)

Closer Watch

Chicago (N) - Manager Mike Quade said Carlos Marmol is out of the closer role until he is able to correct some flaws in his delivery. Marmol's slider, which is his signature pitch, has not been breaking of late, which may explain why he has not struck out a batter over his last six appearances. Kerry Wood and Sean Marshall should see ninth-inning opportunities while Marmol works on his mechanics.

Milwaukee - John Axford notched saves against the Rockies on Saturday and Sunday, the first opportunities the Brewers have been presented since Francisco Rodriguez joined the team over the All-Star break. K-Rod should see some saves eventually, but his first two appearances have come in the eighth inning (resulting in a hold and a win).

Key Matchups

KEY MATCHUPS: HOT

Hot Batter Matchups At-Bats AVG HR XBH RBI BB K SLG OBP OPS
J.D. Drew - OF BOS @ BAL
7/19 7:05 PM
Jeremy Guthrie 9-29 .310 1 5 4 6 3 .586 .417 1.003
Jacoby Ellsbury - OF BOS @ BAL
7/19 7:05 PM
Jeremy Guthrie 13-31 .419 1 4 5 1 3 .613 .438 1.051
Kevin Youkilis - 1B BOS @ BAL
7/19 7:05 PM
Jeremy Guthrie 11-40 .275 3 6 6 5 8 .575 .356 .931
David DeJesus - OF OAK @ DET
7/19 7:05 PM
Rick Porcello 6-15 .400 0 2 3 0 1 .600 .400 1.000
Carlos Beltran - OF NYM vs STL
7/19 7:10 PM
Kyle Lohse 20-37 .541 4 8 12 9 5 .973 .617 1.590
Johnny Damon - OF TB vs NYY
7/19 7:10 PM
Bartolo Colon 12-29 .414 1 3 3 4 2 .586 .485 1.071
Marlon Byrd - OF CHC vs PHI
7/19 8:05 PM
Cliff Lee 6-15 .400 0 3 2 1 1 .600 .438 1.038
Carlos Pena - 1B CHC vs PHI
7/19 8:05 PM
Cliff Lee 6-29 .207 3 3 4 1 6 .517 .258 .775
Alfonso Soriano - OF CHC vs PHI
7/19 8:05 PM
Cliff Lee 6-18 .333 1 2 3 1 5 .556 .400 .956
Ross Gload - 1B PHI @ CHC
7/19 8:05 PM
Matt Garza 5-11 .455 0 1 3 1 1 .545 .462 1.007
Asdrubal Cabrera - SS CLE @ MIN
7/19 8:10 PM
Francisco Liriano 10-17 .588 1 2 3 2 4 .824 .600 1.424
Billy Butler - 1B KC vs CWS
7/19 8:10 PM
Jake Peavy 4-10 .400 3 3 3 2 3 1.300 .500 1.800
Michael Cuddyer - OF MIN vs CLE
7/19 8:10 PM
Justin Masterson 8-19 .421 0 1 2 1 5 .474 .476 .950
 
Hot Pitcher Matchups At-Bats Opp
AVG
HR
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BB K Opp
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Justin Masterson CLE @ MIN
7/19 8:10 PM
Twins Batters 22-68 .324 0 4 10 2 17 .384 .348 .732
Ubaldo Jimenez COL vs ATL
7/19 8:40 PM
Braves Batters 9-60 .150 1 1 1 8 19 .193 .250 .443

 

KEY MATCHUPS: COLD

Cold Batter Matchups At-Bats AVG HR XBH RBI BB K SLG OBP OPS
Jason Bay - OF NYM vs STL
7/19 7:10 PM
Kyle Lohse 2-16 .125 0 2 0 1 5 .313 .176 .489
B.J. Upton - OF TB vs NYY
7/19 7:10 PM
Bartolo Colon 2-11 .182 0 0 1 2 5 .182 .308 .490
Travis Hafner - DH CLE @ MIN
7/19 8:10 PM
Francisco Liriano 2-10 .200 1 1 1 1 2 .500 .273 .773
Matt LaPorta - 1B CLE @ MIN
7/19 8:10 PM
Francisco Liriano 1-10 .100 0 0 0 2 3 .100 .250 .350
Wilson Betemit - 3B KC vs CWS
7/19 8:10 PM
Jake Peavy 3-16 .188 0 3 2 3 6 .375 .316 .691
Mitchell Maier - OF KC vs CWS
7/19 8:10 PM
Jake Peavy 1-11 .091 0 0 0 0 2 .091 .091 .182
Delmon Young - OF MIN vs CLE
7/19 8:10 PM
Justin Masterson 2-11 .182 0 1 2 0 2 .273 .167 .440
Brian McCann - C ATL @ COL
7/19 8:40 PM
Ubaldo Jimenez 3-16 .188 0 0 0 3 3 .188 .316 .504
Nate McLouth - OF ATL @ COL
7/19 8:40 PM
Ubaldo Jimenez 2-17 .118 1 1 1 0 5 .294 .118 .412
 
Cold Pitcher Matchups At-Bats Opp
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BB K Opp
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Jeremy Guthrie BAL vs Bos
7/19 7:05 PM
Red Sox Batters 77-245 .314 6 27 21 21 32 .482 .367 .849
Kyle Lohse STL @ NYM
7/19 7:10 PM
Mets Batters 34-96 .354 4 11 16 12 13 .589 .416 1.004
Cliff Lee PHI @ ChC
7/19 8:05 PM
Cubs Batters 27-93 .290 6 12 11 10 20 .553 .372 .926
 

Recommended Pickup

Joe Nathan, P, MIN - We recommended Nathan as a pickup a few weeks ago, but I just wanted to re-highlight him now that manager Ron Gardenhire has officially swapped Matt Capps and Nathan on the closer depth chart. Need proof that Gardenhire is serious? Nathan has picked up saves Saturday and Sunday. The closer carousel is also spinning elsewhere in the majors, but unlike the situation with the Mets and the Cubs, Nathan should stick as the Twins' ninth inning man for the rest of the season. He still isn't striking out as many guys as he had previously in his career, but Nathan has been lights-out since returning from the DL in late-June.

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