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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 Tuesday's matchups (all times Eastern)

White Sox (Gavin Floyd - R) v Orioles (Jo-Jo Reyes - L), 7:05
Tigers (Doug Fister - R) v Indians (Justin Masterson - R), 7:05
Angels (Dan Haren - R) v Yankees (A.J. Burnett - R), 7:05
A's (Rich Harden - R) v Blue Jays (Brett Cecil - L), 7:07
Braves (Brandon Beachy - R) v Marlins (Clay Hensley - R), 7:10
Padres (Wade LeBlanc - L) v Mets (Chris Capuano - L), 7:10
Rockies (Esmil Rogers - R) v Reds (Dontrelle Willis - L), 7:10
Royals (Jeff Francis - L) v Rays (James Shields - R), 7:10
Nationals (Ross Detwiler - L) v Cubs (Rodrigo Lopez - R), 8:05
Mariners (Michael Pineda - R) v Rangers (Alexi Ogando - R), 8:05
Red Sox (Erik Bedard - L) v Twins (Francisco Liriano - L), 8:10
Brewers (Shaun Marcum - R) v Cardinals (Edwin Jackson - R), 8:15
Astros (Jordan Lyles - R) v Diamondbacks (Jason Marquis - R), 9:40
Phillies (Cliff Lee - L) v Dodgers (Ted Lilly - L), 10:10
Pirates (James McDonald - R) v Giants (Madison Bumgarner - L), 10:15

Injuries - A brief look at players who 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
Justin Smoak, 1B, SEA - (Thumb) Not in Monday's lineup, out since Aug. 3
Chris Davis, 1B, BAL - (Shoulder) Scheduled to take BP on Monday, but not in the lineup
Victor Martinez, C, DET - (Knee) Could be available Tuesday
Conor Jackson, OF, OAK - (Back) Could be back Tuesday
Coco Crisp, OF, OAK - (Calf) Turf in Toronto could be an issue
Brendan Ryan, SS, SEA - (Shoulder) Bound for the DL?
Cesar Izturis, SS, BAL - (Groin) Will undergo MRI on Tuesday

NL
Vance Worley, P, PHI - (Thigh) Suffered a bruise from a batted ball last week, but he should be OK to start Wednesday
Corey Hart, OF, MIL - (Hand) Could be back Tuesday
Placido Polanco, 3B, PHI - (Hip) Returned to Philly for an MRI, should miss this series against LA
David Freese, 3B, STL - (Concussion) Cleared to play Tuesday
Brandon Phillips, 2B, CIN - (Ankle) Missed his second straight game after getting the spikes Saturday
Yonder Alonso, 1B, CIN - (Ankle) Not in Monday's lineup after PH'ing Sunday
Logan Morrison, OF, FLA - (Knee) Day-to-day after collision Sunday
Hanley Ramirez, SS, FLA - (Shoulder) Could return soon, but his swing still isn't right
Carlos Beltran, OF, NY-N - (Hand) Sat on Monday

Players on the DL

AL
Bobby Jenks, P, BOS - (Back) Hospitalized on Monday after undergoing a colonoscopy
Cesar Izturis, SS, BAL - (Groin) Placed on the 15-day DL on Monday after an MRI
Alexi Casilla, SS, MIN - (Hamstring) Could be back Friday

NL
Brian McCann, C, ATL - (Oblique) Took BP on Monday
Ernesto Frieri, P, SD - (Back) Placed on the 15-day DL on Monday
Brad Hawpe, OF, SD - (Elbow) Transferred to 60-day DL
Chase Headley, 3B, SD - (Finger) Hit the DL on Monday, out for 4-6 weeks
Jose Reyes, SS, NY-N - (Hamstring) Placed on disabled list after Monday's MRI
Alex Presley, OF, PIT - (Hand) Still no timetable
Jason Giambi, 1B, COL - (Quadriceps) Began a three-game rehab Monday
Pete Moylan, P, ATL - (Back) Threw 60 pitches Sunday, could return later this month
Stephen Strasburg, P, WAS - (Elbow) Threw 31 pitches and touched 98 MPH at Low-A on Sunday , will throw side session Tuesday

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

Sent Down
Scott Mathieson, P, PHI
Randy Williams, P, BOS

Called Up
Mike Baxter, OF, NY-N
Ruben Tejada, SS, NY-N
Wade LeBlanc, P, SD
James Darnell, 3B, SD

Activated
Jed Lowrie, SS, BOS

Placed on DL
Daniel Murphy, 1B, NY-N
Jose Reyes, SS, NY-N
Ernesto Frieri, P, SD (retroactive to 8/6)
Chase Headley, 3B, SD (retroactive to 8/7)

Released
Arthur Rhodes, P, TEX

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

Mets - Bobby Parnell served as the losing pitcher Sunday after surrendering three hits and the game-winning run over four outs. No Mets reliever has tallied a save since July 29, so it is hard to tell if Jason Isringhausen's pair of losses last week hurt him that much.

Rangers - Mike Adams notched the save Sunday against the Indians after Neftali Feliz had appeared in three consecutive games. Adams has now pitched 3.1 scoreless for his new club, and it looks like he is second-in-line for closing duties behind the oft-scary Feliz.

KEY MATCHUPS: HOT

Hot Batter Matchups At-Bats AVG HR XBH RBI BB K SLG OBP OPS
Nick Markakis - OF BAL vs CWS
8/9 7:05 PM
Gavin Floyd 5-17 .294 1 4 6 2 2 .647 .368 1.015
Felix Pie - OF BAL vs CWS
8/9 7:05 PM
Gavin Floyd 7-12 .583 0 1 0 0 0 .750 .583 1.333
Miguel Cabrera - 1B DET @ CLE
8/9 7:05 PM
Justin Masterson 4-10 .400 1 1 4 3 3 .700 .571 1.271
Mark Teixeira - 1B NYY vs LAA
8/9 7:05 PM
Dan Haren 7-26 .269 3 4 8 1 7 .654 .286 .940
Ty Wigginton - 3B COL @ CIN
8/9 7:10 PM
Dontrelle Willis 11-30 .367 0 4 1 5 3 .533 .472 1.005
Billy Butler - 1B KC @ TB
8/9 7:10 PM
James Shields 7-14 .500 0 2 3 1 2 .643 .533 1.176
Jonny Gomes - OF WAS @ CHC
8/9 8:05 PM
Rodrigo Lopez 10-23 .435 2 3 4 1 5 .739 .440 1.179
Dustin Pedroia - 2B BOS @ MIN
8/9 8:10 PM
Francisco Liriano 6-10 .600 0 1 1 1 2 .700 .583 1.283
Kevin Youkilis - 1B BOS @ MIN
8/9 8:10 PM
Francisco Liriano 4-11 .364 1 4 6 0 4 .909 .364 1.273
Felipe Lopez - 2B MIL @ STL
8/9 8:15 PM
Edwin Jackson 4-10 .400 0 2 2 1 2 .600 .455 1.055
Carlos Lee - OF HOU @ ARI
8/9 9:40 PM
Jason Marquis 16-40 .400 4 6 12 6 6 .750 .478 1.228
Jason Michaels - OF HOU @ ARI
8/9 9:40 PM
Jason Marquis 7-10 .700 1 2 4 1 0 1.100 .727 1.827
Humberto Quintero - C HOU @ ARI
8/9 9:40 PM
Jason Marquis 4-10 .400 0 1 2 0 0 .500 .400 .900
Juan Rivera - OF LAD vs PHI
8/9 10:10 PM
Cliff Lee 6-21 .286 3 3 5 1 1 .714 .318 1.032
Ryan Howard - 1B PHI @ LAD
8/9 10:10 PM
Ted Lilly 4-14 .286 2 3 4 0 6 .786 .286 1.072
Shane Victorino - OF PHI @ LAD
8/9 10:10 PM
Ted Lilly 5-15 .333 1 2 1 0 3 .600 .375 .975
Pablo Sandoval - 3B SF vs PIT
8/9 10:15 PM
James McDonald 4-10 .400 0 1 1 1 0 .500 .455 .955
 
Hot Pitcher Matchups At-Bats Opp
AVG
HR
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XBH
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RBI
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BB K Opp
SLG
Opp
OBP
Opp
OPS
Cliff Lee PHI @ LAD
8/9 10:10 PM
Dodgers Batters 11-73 .151 3 4 5 2 9 .294 .186 .480
Ted Lilly LAD vs PHI
8/9 10:10 PM
Phillies Batters 31-134 .231 5 15 14 1 36 .418 .245 .663

 

KEY MATCHUPS: COLD

Cold Batter Matchups At-Bats AVG HR XBH RBI BB K SLG OBP OPS
Vladimir Guerrero - DH BAL vs CWS
8/9 7:05 PM
Gavin Floyd 4-24 .167 0 0 1 0 1 .167 .167 .334
Matt Wieters - C BAL vs CWS
8/9 7:05 PM
Gavin Floyd 1-11 .091 0 0 1 1 4 .091 .167 .258
Brennan Boesch - OF DET @ CLE
8/9 7:05 PM
Justin Masterson 2-10 .200 0 0 0 0 1 .200 .200 .400
Curtis Granderson - OF NYY vs LAA
8/9 7:05 PM
Dan Haren 6-25 .240 1 2 2 1 8 .400 .259 .659
Russell Martin - C NYY vs LAA
8/9 7:05 PM
Dan Haren 5-32 .156 0 1 1 3 8 .188 .250 .438
Alex Gordon - OF KC @ TB
8/9 7:10 PM
James Shields 3-15 .200 0 0 1 0 3 .200 .200 .400
Delmon Young - OF MIN vs BOS
8/9 8:10 PM
Erik Bedard 2-17 .118 0 1 0 0 6 .176 .118 .294
Clint Barmes - 2B HOU @ ARI
8/9 9:40 PM
Jason Marquis 0-11 .000 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Rod Barajas - C LAD vs PHI
8/9 10:10 PM
Cliff Lee 0-12 .000 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .077 .077
Dioner Navarro - C LAD vs PHI
8/9 10:10 PM
Cliff Lee 1-16 .063 0 1 0 0 1 .125 .063 .188
Hunter Pence - OF PHI @ LAD
8/9 10:10 PM
Ted Lilly 6-32 .188 0 2 1 0 10 .250 .188 .438
 
Cold Pitcher Matchups At-Bats Opp
AVG
HR
Allow
XBH
Allow
RBI
Allow
BB K Opp
SLG
Opp
OBP
Opp
OPS
Dontrelle Willis CIN vs Col
8/9 7:10 PM
Rockies Batters 26-71 .366 0 9 5 12 12 .520 .472 .991
James Shields TB vs KC
8/9 7:10 PM
Royals Batters 21-63 .334 0 6 7 5 8 .443 .382 .825
Rodrigo Lopez CHC vs Was
8/9 8:05 PM
Nationals Batters 20-60 .333 4 9 9 5 11 .618 .371 .990
Francisco Liriano MIN vs Bos
8/9 8:10 PM
Red Sox Batters 22-73 .301 1 10 14 4 23 .472 .340 .812
Jason Marquis ARI vs Hou
8/9 9:40 PM
Astros Batters 29-77 .377 5 9 18 7 7 .638 .428 1.067
 


Recommended Pickup

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