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Wednesday Lineup Card: Jurrjens Returns

Jack Moore

Jack Moore

Jack Moore writes about fantasy sports for RotoWire.

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Projected Starters - A look at Wednesday's matchups (all times Eastern)

Rays (Wade Davis - R) at Red Sox (John Lackey - R), 1:35
Cubs (Casey Coleman - R) at Astros (Bud Norris - R), 2:05
Orioles (Alfredo Simon - R) at Athletics (Brandon McCarthy - R), 3:35
Mets (Dillon Gee - R) at Padres (Mat Latos - R), 6:35
Twins (Carl Pavano - R) at Tigers (Brad Penny -R), 7:05
Reds (Johnny Cueto - R) at Nationals (Ross Detwiler - L), 7:05
Diamondbacks (Joe Saunders - L) at Philadelphia (Cliff Lee - L), 7:05
Giants (Matt Cain - R) at Braves (Jair Jurrjens - R), 7:10
Indians (Fausto Carmona - R) at White Sox (Mark Buehrle - L), 8:10
Yankees (Bartolo Colon - R) at Royals (Bruce Chen - L), 8:10
Dodgers (Nate Eovaldi - R) at Brewers (Zack Greinke - R), 8:10
Marlins (Ricky Nolasco - R) at Rockies (Aaron Cook - R), 8:40
Rangers (C.J. Wilson - L) at Angels (Ervin Santana - R) 10:05
Blue Jays (Brandon Morrow - R) at Mariners (Blake Beavan - R), 10:10

Day game after a night game: TB, BOS, CHC, HOU, BAL, OAK

Injuries - A brief look at players who have been missing time with minor ailments and their expected returns

Day-to-Day
Jason Kipnis, 2B, CLE - (Oblique) Did not start Tuesday.
Freddy Garcia, P, CWS - (Finger) Should start Saturday or Sunday.
Marco Scutaro, SS, BOS - (Back) Sat out Tuesday's doubleheader due to back stiffness.
Michael Cuddyer, OF, MIN - (Neck) Sat out Tuesday's game; hopeful to return Wednesday.
Denard Span, OF, MIN - (Concussion) Could be back by Wednesday.
Matt Tolbert, 2B, MIN - (Wrist) Injured his left wrist on a swing in Monday's game; did not start Tuesday.
David Ortiz, DH, BOS - (Heel) Scratched from Tuesday's lineup due to heel bursitis.
Conor Jackson, OF, OAK - (Neck) Out of the lineup until at least Thursday.
Aaron Rowand, OF, SF - (Abdomen) Missed Tuesdayss game due to a strained intercostals.
Jeff Keppinger, 2B, SF - (Wrist) Underwent MRI Tuesday; missed Tuesday's game.
Nate Schierholtz, OF, SF - (Foot) Underwent X-rays on potentially broken foot; missed Tuesday's game.
Cole Hamels, P, PHI - (Shoulder) Will miss next start but won't go on DL.
Pablo Sandoval, 3B, SF - (Foot) Feeling better; expects to be available Tuesday.
Edwin Jackson, P, STL - (Hamstring) Will make next scheduled start.

Players on the DL
Grady Sizemore, OF, CLE - (Knee) Hit of a tee and played catch Tuesday.
Michael Wuertz, P, OAK - (Thumb) Played catch prior to Monday's game.
Peter Moylan, P, ATL - (Back) Threw batting practice for first time since recovering from surgery.

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)
Carlos Beltran, OF, SF
Jason Marquis, P, AZ
Sergio Romo, P, SF
Jon Rauch, P, TOR
A.J. Pierzynski, C, CWS

Activated from the DL
Miguel Tejada, SS, SF
Jose Tabata, OF, PIT

Called Up
Wade Miley, P, AZ
Randall Delgado, P, ATL
Dan Runzler, P, SF
Rommie Lewis, P, TOR
Wil Ledezma, P, TOR
Donny Lucy, C, CWS

Sent Down
J.C. Boscan, C, ATL
Pedro Alvarez, 3B, PIT
Andrew Romine, SS, LAA

Designated For Assignment
Trever Miller, P, TOR

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

Chicago (NL) - Kerry Wood picked up his first save of the season with a two-strikeout inning Monday night. Carlos Marmol is still the man in Chicago, but should he go down, Wood is probably the second in line instead of Sean Marshall.

San Francisco - Brian Wilson took his fourth loss of the season as the Braves rallied for three runs in the ninth to win Monday's game. There has been talk of back issues for Wilson, but the cavalry won't be there to rescue him: Sergio Romo was put on the DL Tuesday with right elbow inflammation. Wilson will have to work through this on his own.

Toronto - Jon Rauch was placed on the disabled list with appendicitis Tuesday. Frank Francisco stands to receive the majority of save opportunities until Rauch returns.



Recommended Pickup

Brandon Belt, 1B, SF - Yes, we've already been here before, and it didn't work out, but this time is different. The difference can be summed up in one word: desperation. Though we recommended Belt a couple days ago, he is primed for a big jump in playing time with Aaron Rowand suffering a strained intercostal, Nate Schierholtz possibly breaking his foot, and Carlos Beltran hitting the DL due to his hand issue. Somebody's going to have to man the outfield for San Francisco, and now Bruce Bochy has no choice but to play Belt. In extended time, his .900+ Triple-A OPS and impressive prospect pedigree will play at the MLB level. Belt is still available in a lot of leagues, so those looking for some power would be wise to give him a shot.

Other recent recommendations:Ben Revere, Brandon Allen, Rafael Betancourt, J.D. Martinez, Robinson Chirinos

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KEY MATCHUPS: HOT

Hot Batter Matchups At-Bats AVG HR XBH RBI BB K SLG OBP OPS
Jed Lowrie - SS BOS vs TB
8/17 1:35 PM
David Price 4-11 .364 0 2 2 0 2 .545 .364 .909
Darnell McDonald - OF BOS vs TB
8/17 1:35 PM
David Price 4-12 .333 1 2 1 2 3 .750 .429 1.179
Kevin Youkilis - 1B BOS vs TB
8/17 1:35 PM
David Price 5-13 .385 0 2 0 0 2 .538 .429 .967
Vladimir Guerrero - DH BAL @ OAK
8/17 3:35 PM
Brandon McCarthy 5-15 .333 1 2 4 1 4 .600 .375 .975
Magglio Ordonez - OF DET vs MIN
8/17 7:05 PM
Carl Pavano 9-21 .429 0 3 5 0 2 .571 .429 1.000
Ben Francisco - OF PHI vs ARI
8/17 7:05 PM
Joe Saunders 5-11 .455 0 2 2 1 1 .636 .500 1.136
Raul Ibanez - OF PHI vs ARI
8/17 7:05 PM
Joe Saunders 8-23 .348 2 3 6 1 2 .652 .375 1.027
Ryan Doumit - C PIT vs STL
8/17 7:05 PM
Kyle Lohse 4-13 .308 1 2 2 2 3 .615 .375 .990
Garrett Jones - 1B PIT vs STL
8/17 7:05 PM
Kyle Lohse 3-10 .300 1 2 3 1 0 .700 .364 1.064
Andrew McCutchen - OF PIT vs STL
8/17 7:05 PM
Kyle Lohse 5-12 .417 1 3 2 0 1 .833 .417 1.250
Rafael Furcal - SS STL @ PIT
8/17 7:05 PM
Paul Maholm 6-16 .375 1 3 3 1 1 .688 .412 1.100
Albert Pujols - 1B STL @ PIT
8/17 7:05 PM
Paul Maholm 19-33 .576 1 7 6 6 1 .848 .625 1.473
Ryan Theriot - SS STL @ PIT
8/17 7:05 PM
Paul Maholm 11-29 .379 0 5 5 4 2 .552 .455 1.007
Michael Bourn - OF ATL vs SF
8/17 7:10 PM
Matt Cain 4-13 .308 0 3 1 1 0 .615 .357 .972
Chipper Jones - 3B ATL vs SF
8/17 7:10 PM
Matt Cain 5-12 .417 0 1 2 0 1 .500 .417 .917
Paul Konerko - 1B CWS vs CLE
8/17 8:10 PM
Fausto Carmona 6-13 .462 2 2 7 5 3 .923 .600 1.523
Casey Blake - 3B LAD @ MIL
8/17 8:10 PM
Zack Greinke 8-25 .320 2 4 3 2 5 .640 .393 1.033
Derek Jeter - SS NYY @ KC
8/17 8:10 PM
Bruce Chen 14-35 .400 3 5 3 2 5 .714 .432 1.146
Jorge Posada - C NYY @ KC
8/17 8:10 PM
Bruce Chen 7-24 .292 2 3 5 3 5 .583 .370 .953
Mark Teixeira - 1B NYY @ KC
8/17 8:10 PM
Bruce Chen 9-16 .563 6 8 13 1 4 1.813 .556 2.369
Todd Helton - 1B COL vs FLA
8/17 8:40 PM
Ricky Nolasco 4-10 .400 0 0 0 0 1 .400 .400 .800
Seth Smith - OF COL vs FLA
8/17 8:40 PM
Ricky Nolasco 4-10 .400 1 1 2 1 1 .700 .455 1.155
Torii Hunter - OF LAA vs TEX
8/17 10:05 PM
C.J. Wilson 4-17 .235 2 2 6 7 4 .588 .458 1.046
Maicer Izturis - 3B LAA vs TEX
8/17 10:05 PM
C.J. Wilson 6-16 .375 0 1 3 1 3 .438 .412 .850
Howie Kendrick - 2B LAA vs TEX
8/17 10:05 PM
C.J. Wilson 9-25 .360 0 4 5 1 3 .520 .385 .905
Vernon Wells - OF LAA vs TEX
8/17 10:05 PM
C.J. Wilson 3-10 .300 1 1 3 3 2 .600 .462 1.062
Nelson Cruz - OF TEX @ LAA
8/17 10:05 PM
Ervin Santana 8-30 .267 3 4 4 0 9 .600 .267 .867
Ian Kinsler - 2B TEX @ LAA
8/17 10:05 PM
Ervin Santana 13-36 .361 1 6 3 3 5 .611 .425 1.036
Michael Young - 3B TEX @ LAA
8/17 10:05 PM
Ervin Santana 24-64 .375 3 6 12 2 14 .563 .377 .940
 
Hot Pitcher Matchups At-Bats Opp
AVG
HR
Allow
XBH
Allow
RBI
Allow
BB K Opp
SLG
Opp
OBP
Opp
OPS
David Price TB @ BOS
8/17 1:35 PM
Red Sox Batters 20-93 .215 1 11 4 6 18 .366 .276 .642