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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

Rangers (Colby Lewis - R) v Tigers (Max Scherzer - R), 7:05
Cubs (Randy Wells - R) v Pirates (Kevin Correia - ), 7:05
Braves (Derek Lowe - R) v Nationals (John Lannan - L), 7:05
Indians (David Huff - L) v Red Sox (Josh Beckett - R), 7:10
Blue Jays (Ricky Romero - L) v Rays (David Price - L), 7:10
Marlins (Brad Hand - L) v Mets (Chris Capuano - L), 7:10
Reds (Homer Bailey - R) v Astros (Wandy Rodriguez - L), 8:05
Orioles (Alfredo Simon - R) v Royals (Bruce Chen - L), 8:10
Cardinals (Jaime Garcia - L) v Brewers (Shaun Marcum - R), 8:10
Yankees (Phil Hughes - R) v White Sox (John Danks - L), 8:10
Phillies (Kyle Kendrick - ) v Rockies (Aaron Cook - R), 8:40
Twins (Brian Duensing - L) v Angels (Ervin Santana - R), 10:05
Dodgers (Hiroki Kuroda - R) v Padres (Mat Latos - R), 10:05
A's (Rich Harden - R) v Mariners (Felix Hernandez - R), 10:10
Diamondbacks (Daniel Hudson - R) v Giants (Tim Lincecum - R), 10:15

Injuries

Day-to-Day

AL
Al Alburquerque, P, DET - (Elbow) Tigers think he won't need DL time
David DeJesus, OF, OAK - (Thumb) Appeared Sunday but could still miss a few starts this week
Paul Konerko, 1B, CHI-A - (Knee) X-rays returned negative, but he sits Monday
Derek Jeter, SS, NY-A - (Finger) Missed Monday's start after bruising his middle finger Sunday

NL
Mitchell Boggs, P, STL - (Back) Received an injection Sunday to relieve discomfort
Dexter Fowler, OF, COL - (Elbow) Hit by a pickoff throw Sunday, but he should be OK
Aramis Ramirez, 3B, CHI-N - (Quadriceps) Sat Monday with a quad injury
Chipper Jones, 3B, ATL - (Quadriceps) Slated to take BP and field balls prior to Monday's game
Will Venable, OF, SD - (Back) Missed his fourth straight game Monday, but he won't go on the DL yet
Chris Denorfia, OF, SD - (Hamstring) Not in Monday's lineup and won't be able to come off the bench
Bud Norris, P, HOU - (Finger) Left Monday's start with blister on finger

Players on the DL

AL
Brett Anderson, P, OAK - (Elbow) Transferred to the 60-day DL on Sunday
Shawn Kelley, P, SEA - (Elbow) Threw a perfect inning Saturday
Shin-Soo Choo, OF, CLE - (Thumb) Could take BP this week with the team
Clay Buchholz, P, BOS - (Back) Unlikely he will return this season
Kyle Davies, P, KC - (Shoulder) Landed on the 15-day DL retroactive to July 26
Chris Ray, P, SEA - (Abdomen) Hit the DL on Monday with a muscle strain

NL
Jose Contreras, P, PHI - (Elbow) Will start a throwing program Tuesday
Alex White, P, COL - (Finger) Could pitch for the Rockies by the end of the season
Allen Craig, OF, STL - (Knee) Out until August 9
Johan Santana, P, NY-N - (Shoulder) Next rehab start pushed back, but he could still pitch for the Mets in 2011
Stephen Strasburg, P, WAS - (Elbow) Will make his next start in seven-to-10 days
Scott Linebrink, P, ATL - (Back) Placed on the 15-day DL on Monday
Taylor Buchholz, P, NY-N - (Depression/Anxiety) Will not return to baseball this season?
Rubby De La Rosa, P, LA - (Elbow) Hit the DL on Monday with inflammationa

Transactions

Sent Down
Chris Johnson, 3B, HOU
Brett Wallace, 1B, HOU
Luke Hughes, 2B, MIN
Pedro Viola, P, BAL
Mike Ballard, P, BAL
Lyle Overbay, 1B, PIT (DFA)
Mike Trout, OF, ANA
Wade LeBlanc, P, SD
Pedro Ciriaco, 3B, PIT
Ryan Cook, P, AZ
Sam Demel, P, AZ

Called Up
Brian Bogusevic, OF, HOU
Jimmy Paredes, 2B, HOU
Paul Goldschmidt, 1B, AZ
John Ely, P, LA
Aaron Laffey, P, SEA
Blake Tekotte, OF, SD
Aaron Cunningham, OF, SD

Placed on DL
Kyle Davies, P, KC

Released
Danys Baez, P, PHI
Matt Stairs, 1B, WAS
Scott Linebrink, P, ATL
Chris Ray, P, SEA
Kyle Davies, P, KC

Closer Watch

Texas - The Rangers didn't make a move for a front-line closer prior to Sunday's trade deadline, but they did acquire two top-notch setup guys in Mike Adams and Koji Uehara. Either of those guys could step in in the ninth inning of Neftali Feliz continues to be inconsistent, but their presence in the later innings should also help the Rangers preserve more close leads heading into the ninth.

Arizona - J.J. Putz allowed an inherited runner to score in Sunday's win, but he has now nailed down four straight saves since returning from the DL last week. David Hernandez filled in valiantly while Putz was hurt, but he should not challenge for ninth-inning work.

Key Matchups

KEY MATCHUPS: HOT

Hot Batter Matchups At-Bats AVG HR XBH RBI BB K SLG OBP OPS
Alex Gonzalez - SS ATL @ WAS
8/2 7:05 PM
John Lannan 6-10 .600 0 1 1 0 1 .700 .600 1.300
Dan Uggla - 2B ATL @ WAS
8/2 7:05 PM
John Lannan 5-15 .333 1 1 2 2 1 .533 .444 .977
Carlos Guillen - 2B DET vs TEX
8/2 7:05 PM
Colby Lewis 5-13 .385 0 0 3 4 3 .385 .556 .941
Austin Jackson - OF DET vs TEX
8/2 7:05 PM
Colby Lewis 5-10 .500 1 2 1 1 2 .900 .545 1.445
Magglio Ordonez - OF DET vs TEX
8/2 7:05 PM
Colby Lewis 4-11 .364 0 2 3 0 1 .545 .364 .909
Andrew McCutchen - OF PIT vs CHC
8/2 7:05 PM
Randy Wells 6-11 .545 0 2 2 1 2 .818 .583 1.401
Michael Young - 3B TEX @ DET
8/2 7:05 PM
Max Scherzer 4-11 .364 0 3 1 1 2 .818 .417 1.235
Ian Desmond - SS WAS vs ATL
8/2 7:05 PM
Derek Lowe 5-17 .294 2 4 5 2 7 .824 .368 1.192
Ryan Zimmerman - 3B WAS vs ATL
8/2 7:05 PM
Derek Lowe 14-46 .304 2 4 7 5 13 .478 .373 .851
Asdrubal Cabrera - SS CLE @ BOS
8/2 7:10 PM
Josh Beckett 4-10 .400 0 2 1 3 2 .600 .538 1.138
Travis Hafner - DH CLE @ BOS
8/2 7:10 PM
Josh Beckett 6-17 .353 1 4 6 4 2 .765 .476 1.241
Johnny Damon - OF TB vs TOR
8/2 7:10 PM
Ricky Romero 6-10 .600 1 3 1 6 0 1.100 .750 1.850
Ben Zobrist - 2B TB vs TOR
8/2 7:10 PM
Ricky Romero 7-15 .467 1 3 6 2 2 .800 .529 1.329
Jose Bautista - 3B TOR @ TB
8/2 7:10 PM
David Price 8-19 .421 3 4 4 3 2 .947 .522 1.469
Edgar Renteria - SS CIN @ HOU
8/2 8:05 PM
Wandy Rodriguez 5-10 .500 2 2 2 2 2 1.100 .583 1.683
Alexis Rios - OF CWS vs NYY
8/2 8:10 PM
Phil Hughes 7-16 .438 0 2 3 0 2 .563 .412 .975
Casey McGehee - 3B MIL vs STL
8/2 8:10 PM
Jaime Garcia 4-14 .286 1 2 5 2 1 .571 .353 .924
Robinson Cano - 2B NYY @ CWS
8/2 8:10 PM
John Danks 5-10 .500 1 2 1 1 2 .900 .545 1.445
Nick Swisher - OF NYY @ CWS
8/2 8:10 PM
John Danks 4-10 .400 1 1 2 3 1 .700 .538 1.238
Seth Smith - OF COL vs PHI
8/2 8:40 PM
Kyle Kendrick 7-10 .700 0 4 0 0 0 1.200 .700 1.900
Ryan Howard - 1B PHI @ COL
8/2 8:40 PM
Aaron Cook 9-23 .391 1 4 3 1 2 .652 .417 1.069
Jimmy Rollins - SS PHI @ COL
8/2 8:40 PM
Aaron Cook 12-32 .375 0 3 2 0 3 .500 .375 .875
Chase Utley - 2B PHI @ COL
8/2 8:40 PM
Aaron Cook 10-24 .417 1 2 12 1 1 .625 .423 1.048
James Loney - 1B LAD @ SD
8/2 10:05 PM
Mat Latos 4-11 .364 1 2 2 1 2 .727 .417 1.144
Joe Mauer - C MIN @ LAA
8/2 10:05 PM
Ervin Santana 11-19 .579 1 5 7 2 1 .947 .619 1.566
Chase Headley - 3B SD vs LAD
8/2 10:05 PM
Hiroki Kuroda 9-25 .360 0 3 1 2 6 .480 .407 .887
Will Venable - OF SD vs LAD
8/2 10:05 PM
Hiroki Kuroda 8-23 .348 1 2 3 1 6 .522 .375 .897
David DeJesus - OF OAK @ SEA
8/2 10:10 PM
Felix Hernandez 10-29 .345 1 4 5 2 3 .552 .387 .939
 
Hot Pitcher Matchups At-Bats Opp
AVG
HR
Allow
XBH
Allow
RBI
Allow
BB K Opp
SLG
Opp
OBP
Opp
OPS
Kevin Correia PIT vs CHC
8/2 7:05 PM
Cubs Batters 16-72 .222 1 4 2 7 12 .303 .291 .594
Max Scherzer DET vs TEX
8/2 7:05 PM
Rangers Batters 13-62 .210 0 3 4 6 15 .284 .289 .573
David Price TB vs TOR
8/2 7:10 PM
Blue Jays Batters 28-134 .209 5 11 11 8 27 .378 .267 .645
Jaime Garcia STL @ MIL
8/2 8:10 PM
Brewers Batters 21-93 .226 2 4 11 6 21 .308 .276 .584
Ervin Santana LAA vs MIN
8/2 10:05 PM
Twins Batters 23-75 .307 1 5 10 3 22 .412 .333 .745
Tim Lincecum SF vs ARI
8/2 10:15 PM
Diamondbacks Batters 30-146 .205 1 12 7 13 40 .316 .271 .587

 

KEY MATCHUPS: COLD

Cold Batter Matchups At-Bats AVG HR XBH RBI BB K SLG OBP OPS
Marlon Byrd - OF CHC @ PIT
8/2 7:05 PM
Kevin Correia 1-13 .077 0 0 0 0 2 .077 .077 .154
Brennan Boesch - OF DET vs TEX
8/2 7:05 PM
Colby Lewis 0-10 .000 0 0 0 0 4 .000 .000 .000
Alex Cora - SS WAS vs ATL
8/2 7:05 PM
Derek Lowe 2-10 .200 0 1 1 0 0 .300 .200 .500
Mike Morse - OF WAS vs ATL
8/2 7:05 PM
Derek Lowe 2-15 .133 2 2 3 0 5 .533 .188 .721
Marco Scutaro - SS BOS vs CLE
8/2 7:10 PM
David Huff 1-10 .100 0 1 0 0 1 .200 .100 .300
Hanley Ramirez - SS FLA @ NYM
8/2 7:10 PM
Chris Capuano 1-12 .083 0 0 0 0 2 .083 .083 .166
B.J. Upton - OF TB vs TOR
8/2 7:10 PM
Ricky Romero 1-14 .071 0 0 0 3 4 .071 .235 .306
Rajai Davis - OF TOR @ TB
8/2 7:10 PM
David Price 1-10 .100 0 0 1 0 3 .100 .100 .200
Edwin Encarnacion - 3B TOR @ TB
8/2 7:10 PM
David Price 1-10 .100 1 1 1 2 2 .400 .250 .650
Yunel Escobar - SS TOR @ TB
8/2 7:10 PM
David Price 2-10 .200 0 0 1 0 3 .200 .200 .400
Aaron Hill - 2B TOR @ TB
8/2 7:10 PM
David Price 4-20 .200 1 2 1 1 2 .400 .273 .673
Adam Lind - 1B TOR @ TB
8/2 7:10 PM
David Price 6-27 .222 0 2 2 1 7 .296 .276 .572
Jay Bruce - OF CIN @ HOU
8/2 8:05 PM
Wandy Rodriguez 1-20 .050 0 0 0 0 11 .050 .050 .100
Drew Stubbs - OF CIN @ HOU
8/2 8:05 PM
Wandy Rodriguez 1-13 .077 0 0 0 3 8 .077 .250 .327
Clint Barmes - 2B HOU vs CIN
8/2 8:05 PM
Homer Bailey 1-11 .091 0 0 0 0 1 .091 .091 .182
Prince Fielder - 1B MIL vs STL
8/2 8:10 PM
Jaime Garcia 4-19 .211 0 1 0 0 4 .263 .211 .474
Corey Hart - OF MIL vs STL
8/2 8:10 PM
Jaime Garcia 6-17 .353 0 0 2 1 8 .353 .389 .742
Jonathan Lucroy - C MIL vs STL
8/2 8:10 PM
Jaime Garcia 1-11 .091 0 0 0 0 3 .091 .091 .182
Curtis Granderson - OF NYY @ CWS
8/2 8:10 PM
John Danks 1-23 .043 0 0 0 0 4 .043 .043 .086
Brian Schneider - C PHI @ COL
8/2 8:40 PM
Aaron Cook 4-16 .250 0 0 0 0 2 .250 .250 .500
Shane Victorino - OF PHI @ COL
8/2 8:40 PM
Aaron Cook 1-16 .063 0 0 2 0 0 .063 .059 .122
Jason Kubel - OF MIN @ LAA
8/2 10:05 PM
Ervin Santana 2-14 .143 0 0 0 0 6 .143 .143 .286
Jim Thome - DH MIN @ LAA
8/2 10:05 PM
Ervin Santana 4-18 .222 0 0 2 1 7 .222 .263 .485
Delmon Young - OF MIN @ LAA
8/2 10:05 PM
Ervin Santana 3-13 .231 0 0 1 0 5 .231 .231 .462
Orlando Hudson - 2B SD vs LAD
8/2 10:05 PM
Hiroki Kuroda 3-15 .200 0 0 0 0 3 .200 .200 .400
Cameron Maybin - OF SD vs LAD
8/2 10:05 PM
Hiroki Kuroda 2-10 .200 0 1 0 0 1 .300 .200 .500
Coco Crisp - OF OAK @ SEA
8/2 10:10 PM
Felix Hernandez 5-25 .200 0 0 1 2 6 .200 .259 .459
Ryan Sweeney - OF OAK @ SEA
8/2 10:10 PM
Felix Hernandez 6-27 .222 0 1 1 0 5 .259 .222 .481
Miguel Montero - C ARI @ SF
8/2 10:15 PM
Tim Lincecum 5-32 .156 0 2 0 1 5 .219 .182 .401
Chris Young - OF ARI @ SF
8/2 10:15 PM
Tim Lincecum 6-38 .158 1 3 3 4 13 .289 .256 .545
 
Cold Pitcher Matchups At-Bats Opp
AVG
HR
Allow
XBH
Allow
RBI
Allow
BB K Opp
SLG
Opp
OBP
Opp
OPS
Colby Lewis TEX @ Det
8/2 7:05 PM
Tigers Batters 27-86 .314 1 7 16 8 17 .422 .369 .791
Ricky Romero TOR @ TB
8/2 7:10 PM
Rays Batters 20-69 .290 2 7 8 18 16 .487 .447 .934
Aaron Cook COL vs Phi
8/2 8:40 PM
Phillies Batters 55-157 .350 3 16 29 8 9 .512 .376 .888
 
Recommended Pickup

Jason Bourgeois, OF, HOU - It took 12 years for Bourgeois to land an everyday MLB job, but Bourgeois should slot as the Astros' leadoff man in the wake of Michael Bourn's trade. Bourgeois' 22 steals are impressive when you consider they came in just 54 games, but they become even more impressive when you realize that he only had 57 stolen base opportunities, that is he was on base with the sequential bag open. That is a rate of 39 percent. To compare, steals leader Bourn stole the next bag in about 19 percent of his opportunities. Bourgeois' run total may lag compared to other leadoff men since the Astros have gutted their lineup, but he makes for a good speed option for the season's final two months.

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