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Monday Lineup Card: Familiar Faces Head to New Places

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)

Braves (Jair Jurrjens – R) at Nationals (Livan Hernandez – R), 7:05
Cubs (Carlos Zambrano – R) at Pirates (Paul Maholm – L), 7:05
Indians (Josh Tomlin – R) at Red Sox (John Lackey – R), 7:10
Marlins (Javier Vazquez – R) at Mets (Mike Pelfrey – R), 7:10
Reds (Bronson Arroyo – R) at Astros (Bud Norris – R), 8:05
Yankees (CC Sabathia – L) at White Sox (Jake Peavy – R), 8:10
Cardinals (Chris Carpenter – R) at Brewers (Zack Greinke – R), 8:10
Phillies (Cole Hamels – L) at Rockies (Jhoulys Chacin – R), 8:40
Dodgers (Clayton Kershaw – L) at Padres (Cory Luebke – L), 10:05
Athletics (Trevor Cahill – L) at Mariners (Blake Beavan – R), 10:10
Diamondbacks (Ian Kennedy – R) at Giants (Matt Cain – 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
Lance Berkman, OF, STL – (Shoulder) Returned to the lineup Sunday.
Kyle Davies, P, KC – (Shoulder) Scratched from Sunday’s start; replaced by Danny Duffy.
Elvis Andrus, SS, TEX – (Knee) Out for second day in a row Sunday, but expected back Tuesday.
Nelson Cruz, OF, TEX – (Quadriceps) Out again Sunday.
David DeJesus, OF, OAK – (Thumb) Left Saturday’s game; did not start Sunday but entered as defensive replacement.
Jake Arrieta, SP, BAL – (Foot) Made Sunday’s start as scheduled.
Ronny Cedeno, SS, PIT – (Knee) Missed third game in a row Sunday; could land on DL.
Jason Bartlett, SS, SD – (Hamstring) Returned to the lineup Sunday.
Reed Johnson, OF, CHC – (Shoulder) Returned to the lineup Sunday.
Chipper Jones, 3B, ATL – (Quadriceps) Will likely miss a couple more games after having knee drained Sunday.
Paul Konerko, 1B, CWS – Left Sunday’s game with bruised calf; considered day-to-day.
Derek Jeter, SS, NYY – Removed from Sunday’s game with a bruised middle finger on his right hand; considered day-to-day.
Chris Denorfia, OF, SD – Removed from Sunday’s game with strained right hamstring.
Yorvit Torrealba, C, TEX – Scratched from Sunday’s lineup due to back stiffness.

Players on the DL
Carlos Gonzalez, OF, COL – (Wrist) Will take batting practice Monday.
Clay Buchholz, SP, BOS – (Back) Will visit specialist Monday.
Jed Lowrie, SS, BOS – (Shoulder) Acquisition of Mike Aviles not a hint towards Lowrie’s injury status.
Jordan Schafer, OF, HOU – (Finger) Astros have not stated if he will compete for playing time when activated.
Matt Maloney, P, CIN – (Ribs) Threw four average innings with Triple-A Louisville in second rehab start.
Miguel Tejada, SS, SF – (Abdomen) Still a couple weeks away.
Freddy Sanchez, 2B, SF – (Shoulder) Now leaning towards surgery.
Ryan Doumit, C, PIT – (Ankle) Transferred to 60-day but could still be activated this week.
Peter Moylan, RP, ATL – (Back) Threw 15 pitches from a mound Sunday.

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)
Clay Buchholz, SP, BOS - transferred to 60-day DL
Brandon Lyon, RP, HOU - transferred to 60-day DL
Matt Treanor, C, KC – 7-day DL
Ryan Doumit, C, PIT - transferred to 60-day DL
Dustin Moseley, P, SD
Brett Anderson, P, OAK - transferred to 60-day DL
Eduardo Sanchez, P, STL - transferred to 60-day DL

Activated from DL
Andres Blanco, SS, TEX

Called Up
Jason Donald, SS, CLE
Atahualpa Severino, P, WAS
Luis Durango, OF, HOU
Dee Gordon, SS, LAD
Wade LeBlanc, P, SD
Manuel Pina, C, KC
Erik Hamren, P, SD
Edgmer Escalona, P, COL

Sent Down
Jason Berken, P, BAL
Brandon Crawford, SS, SF
Yunesky Maya, P, WAS
Juan Abreu, P, HOU
Jacob Turner, P, DET
Fernando Abad, P, HOU
Tyler Greene, 2B, STL
Pedro Viola, P, BAL
Michael Ballard, P, BAL
Thomas Neal, OF, CLE
Chris Tillman, SP, BAL

Designated For Assignment
Mitch Talbot, P, CLE

Traded
Ubaldo Jimenez, P – from COL to CLE
Alex White, P – from CLE to COL
Orlando Cabrera, SS – from CLE to SF
Derrek Lee, 1B – from BAL to PIT
Michael Bourn, OF – from HOU to ATL
Jordan Schafer, OF – from ATL to HOU
Rafael Furcal, SS – from LAD to STL
Brad Ziegler, P – from OAK to AZ
Brandon Allen, 1B – from AZ to OAK
Mike Adams, P – from SD to TEX
Ryan Ludwick, OF – from SD to PIT
Erik Bedard, SP – from SEA to BOS
Koji Uehara, RP – from BAL to TEX
Chris Davis, 1B – from TEX to BAL
Tommy Hunter, P – from TEX to BAL

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

Kansas City – Joakim Soria blew the save Saturday after giving up four earned runs – including a walk-off three-run home run to Matt LaPorta – in the ninth inning of the Royals’ loss to the Indians. Saturday’s rough outing ended a stretch in which Soria gave up just one earned run over 22.0 innings. With Soria still in Kansas City, as opposed to somewhere like New York, expect him to remain in the ninth-inning role the rest of the way.

St. Louis – With Eduardo Sanchez now on the 60-day disabled list, and Heath Bell still in San Diego, Fernando Salas’ grasp on the closer’s role became a bit tighter over the last few days.

KEY MATCHUPS: HOT

Hot Batter Matchups At-Bats AVG HR XBH RBI BB K SLG OBP OPS
Jason Heyward - OF ATL @ WAS
8/1 7:05 PM
Livan Hernandez 4-12 .333 2 3 2 6 2 .917 .579 1.496
Martin Prado - 2B ATL @ WAS
8/1 7:05 PM
Livan Hernandez 11-26 .423 0 3 0 0 1 .538 .423 .961
Jeff Baker - 2B CHC @ PIT
8/1 7:05 PM
Paul Maholm 7-14 .500 0 4 3 0 0 .786 .500 1.286
Starlin Castro - SS CHC @ PIT
8/1 7:05 PM
Paul Maholm 5-11 .455 0 2 1 0 0 .636 .455 1.091
Reed Johnson - OF CHC @ PIT
8/1 7:05 PM
Paul Maholm 7-11 .636 0 2 0 1 1 .818 .667 1.485
Aramis Ramirez - 3B CHC @ PIT
8/1 7:05 PM
Paul Maholm 10-32 .313 2 4 8 2 3 .563 .371 .934
Alfonso Soriano - OF CHC @ PIT
8/1 7:05 PM
Paul Maholm 8-31 .258 4 6 7 4 4 .710 .333 1.043
Geovany Soto - C CHC @ PIT
8/1 7:05 PM
Paul Maholm 7-18 .389 1 2 4 2 1 .611 .450 1.061
Garrett Jones - 1B PIT vs CHC
8/1 7:05 PM
Carlos Zambrano 5-12 .417 2 2 4 1 3 .917 .462 1.379
Ryan Ludwick - OF PIT vs CHC
8/1 7:05 PM
Carlos Zambrano 9-22 .409 2 2 5 2 5 .682 .458 1.140
Greg Dobbs - 3B FLA @ NYM
8/1 7:10 PM
Mike Pelfrey 7-17 .412 1 2 3 0 1 .647 .412 1.059
Omar Infante - 2B FLA @ NYM
8/1 7:10 PM
Mike Pelfrey 8-17 .471 0 0 3 1 1 .471 .526 .997
Ronny Paulino - C NYM vs FLA
8/1 7:10 PM
Javier Vazquez 5-12 .417 0 1 1 0 3 .500 .417 .917
David Wright - 3B NYM vs FLA
8/1 7:10 PM
Javier Vazquez 4-13 .308 1 3 2 3 4 .692 .438 1.130
Carlos Lee - OF HOU vs CIN
8/1 8:05 PM
Bronson Arroyo 16-47 .340 3 8 11 4 9 .638 .404 1.042
Gordon Beckham - 2B CWS vs NYY
8/1 8:10 PM
CC Sabathia 5-14 .357 0 2 2 0 3 .500 .357 .857
Paul Konerko - 1B CWS vs NYY
8/1 8:10 PM
CC Sabathia 16-65 .246 3 6 7 10 13 .431 .347 .778
Alexei Ramirez - SS CWS vs NYY
8/1 8:10 PM
CC Sabathia 8-19 .421 0 0 1 1 1 .421 .450 .871
Alexis Rios - OF CWS vs NYY
8/1 8:10 PM
CC Sabathia 8-33 .242 3 6 5 4 6 .606 .324 .930
Prince Fielder - 1B MIL vs STL
8/1 8:10 PM
Chris Carpenter 5-15 .333 1 1 2 2 6 .533 .444 .977
Felipe Lopez - 2B MIL vs STL
8/1 8:10 PM
Chris Carpenter 7-24 .292 2 2 2 6 5 .542 .433 .975
Ichiro Suzuki - OF SEA vs OAK
8/1 10:10 PM
Trevor Cahill 7-15 .467 0 2 0 2 0 .600 .556 1.156
Justin Upton - OF ARI @ SF
8/1 10:15 PM
Matt Cain 6-20 .300 0 3 0 5 5 .450 .440 .890
 
Hot Pitcher Matchups At-Bats Opp
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Livan Hernandez WAS vs ATL
8/1 7:05 PM
Braves Batters 38-173 .220 4 13 12 19 29 .362 .301 .663
Jair Jurrjens ATL @ WAS
8/1 7:05 PM
Nationals Batters 19-76 .250 1 2 4 4 12 .301 .294 .594
John Lackey BOS vs CLE
8/1 7:10 PM
Indians Batters 12-63 .191 1 5 5 7 17 .291 .283 .574
Jake Peavy CWS vs NYY
8/1 8:10 PM
Yankees Batters 6-77 .078 0 2 0 8 27 .103 .175 .277
Matt Cain SF vs ARI
8/1 10:15 PM
Diamondbacks Batters 23-119 .193 1 7 7 14 28 .287 .278 .565
Ian Kennedy ARI @ SF
8/1 10:15 PM
Giants Batters 15-79 .190 0 3 3 5 13 .228 .245 .473

 

KEY MATCHUPS: COLD

Cold Batter Matchups At-Bats AVG HR XBH RBI BB K SLG OBP OPS
Alex Gonzalez - SS ATL @ WAS
8/1 7:05 PM
Livan Hernandez 5-46 .109 0 1 3 2 10 .130 .160 .290
Dan Uggla - 2B ATL @ WAS
8/1 7:05 PM
Livan Hernandez 4-30 .133 1 2 3 4 5 .300 .229 .529
Marlon Byrd - OF CHC @ PIT
8/1 7:05 PM
Paul Maholm 3-15 .200 0 1 2 1 1 .267 .250 .517
Lyle Overbay - 1B PIT vs CHC
8/1 7:05 PM
Carlos Zambrano 4-23 .174 0 0 0 3 5 .174 .269 .443
Asdrubal Cabrera - SS CLE @ BOS
8/1 7:10 PM
John Lackey 2-17 .118 0 0 0 1 5 .118 .211 .329
Travis Hafner - DH CLE @ BOS
8/1 7:10 PM
John Lackey 5-28 .179 0 2 2 5 9 .250 .303 .553
Jack Hannahan - 3B CLE @ BOS
8/1 7:10 PM
John Lackey 2-10 .200 1 1 1 0 2 .500 .200 .700
Jason Bay - OF NYM vs FLA
8/1 7:10 PM
Javier Vazquez 2-17 .118 0 0 0 1 6 .118 .167 .285
Willie Harris - OF NYM vs FLA
8/1 7:10 PM
Javier Vazquez 2-12 .167 1 1 2 2 2 .417 .286 .703
Jose Reyes - SS NYM vs FLA
8/1 7:10 PM
Javier Vazquez 4-21 .190 0 2 0 1 2 .333 .227 .560
Humberto Quintero - C HOU vs CIN
8/1 8:05 PM
Bronson Arroyo 1-17 .059 0 0 0 0 8 .059 .059 .118
Adam Dunn - 1B CWS vs NYY
8/1 8:10 PM
CC Sabathia 5-28 .179 0 2 2 1 8 .250 .226 .476
A.J. Pierzynski - C CWS vs NYY
8/1 8:10 PM
CC Sabathia 4-24 .167 1 2 2 0 5 .333 .167 .500
Carlos Quentin - OF CWS vs NYY
8/1 8:10 PM
CC Sabathia 3-18 .167 1 1 2 2 5 .333 .250 .583
Nyjer Morgan - OF MIL vs STL
8/1 8:10 PM
Chris Carpenter 1-10 .100 0 0 1 0 0 .100 .100 .200
Andruw Jones - OF NYY @ CWS
8/1 8:10 PM
Jake Peavy 1-21 .048 0 0 0 2 8 .048 .167 .215
Russell Martin - C NYY @ CWS
8/1 8:10 PM
Jake Peavy 4-32 .125 0 1 0 4 9 .156 .222 .378
Chase Headley - 3B SD vs LAD
8/1 10:05 PM
Clayton Kershaw 5-23 .217 0 1 3 0 6 .261 .217 .478
Chone Figgins - 2B SEA vs OAK
8/1 10:10 PM
Trevor Cahill 3-16 .188 0 0 0 2 2 .188 .278 .466
Franklin Gutierrez - OF SEA vs OAK
8/1 10:10 PM
Trevor Cahill 2-11 .182 0 1 1 1 3 .273 .231 .504
Kelly Johnson - 2B ARI @ SF
8/1 10:15 PM
Matt Cain 3-21 .143 0 0 0 1 4 .143 .182 .325
Miguel Montero - C ARI @ SF
8/1 10:15 PM
Matt Cain 4-20 .200 1 1 3 2 4 .350 .273 .623
Gerardo Parra - OF ARI @ SF
8/1 10:15 PM
Matt Cain 2-14 .143 0 1 2 2 3 .214 .250 .464
Chris Young - OF ARI @ SF
8/1 10:15 PM
Matt Cain 4-24 .167 0 1 0 1 6 .208 .200 .408
Pablo Sandoval - 3B SF vs ARI
8/1 10:15 PM
Ian Kennedy 3-14 .214 0 1 1 0 4 .286 .214 .500
Andres Torres - OF SF vs ARI
8/1 10:15 PM
Ian Kennedy 3-17 .176 0 1 0 0 4 .235 .176 .411
 
Cold Pitcher Matchups At-Bats Opp
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Paul Maholm PIT vs ChC
8/1 7:05 PM
Cubs Batters 51-147 .347 7 21 28 12 12 .584 .398 .982
Carlos Zambrano CHC @ Pit
8/1 7:05 PM
Pirates Batters 34-105 .324 4 9 14 13 24 .508 .398 .906
Mike Pelfrey NYM vs Fla
8/1 7:10 PM
Marlins Batters 35-101 .347 3 8 13 6 10 .483 .388 .870
 

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

Recommended Pickup

Dee Gordon, SS, LAD – Though we recommended Gordon a few weeks ago, he deserves another mention because no prospect was a bigger winner at the trade deadline. Gordon was recalled following the trade of Rafael Furcal to the Cardinals, and he immediately jumped into the starting lineup Sunday. In 82 at-bats earlier this season Gordon hit .229 with three extra-base hits and just four RBI, but at Triple-A he hit .333 with 30 steals in 34 attempts. Gordon projects as a future leadoff hitter who will provide little power but plenty of steals. It may take him some time to become that player, but it may be worth taking a shot in him now in hopes that he can add some speed to your lineup over the season’s final few weeks.

Other recent recommendations: Charlie Furbush, Dexter Fowler, Hideki Matsui, Conor Jackson, Javy Guerra

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