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Tuesday Lineup Card: White on the Rockies

Kyle McKeown

Kyle McKeown

Kyle McKeown is the Managing Editor of NBA Content for RotoWire.com. He hosts the Fantasy Basketball Podcast and writes about fantasy basketball once every blue moon. Kyle also serves as RotoWire's remote writer trainer and intern coordinator. He's the kind of person who dances first and asks questions later. kyle@rotowire.com

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Projected Starters – A look at Tuesday's matchups (all times Eastern)

Mariners (Blake Beavan – R) at Indians (Justin Masterson – R), 1:05
Diamondbacks (Ian Kennedy – R) at Nationals (Jordan Zimmerman – R), 7:05
Brewers (Marco Estrada – R) at Pirates (Ross Ohlendorf – R), 7:05
Mets (Jonathan Niese – L) at Phillies (Vance Worley – R), 7:05
Mariners (Anthony Vasquez – L) at Indians (Zach McAllister – R), 7:05
Athletics (Brandon McCarthy – R) at Yankees (Bartolo Colon – R), 7:05
Royals (Bruce Chen – L) at Blue Jays (Brandon Morrow – R), 7:07
Reds (Johnny Cueto – R) at Marlins (Ricky Nolasco – R), 7:10
Tigers (Brad Penny – R) at Rays (David Price – R), 7:10
Braves (Mike Minor – L) at Cubs (Casey Coleman – R), 8:05
Red Sox (John Lackey – R) at Rangers (Colby Lewis – R), 8:05
Orioles (Alfredo Simon – R) at Twins (Brian Duensing – L), 8:10
Dodgers (Clayton Kershaw – L) at Cardinals (Kyle Lohse – R), 8:15
Astros (Bud Norris – R) at Rockies (Alex White – R), 8:40
White Sox (Mark Buehrle – R) at Angels (Ervin Santana – R), 10:05
Padres (Mat Latos – R) at Giants (Matt Cain – R), 10:15

Day game after a night game: SEA, CLE


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)
Ryan Theriot, SS, STL – (Hamstring) Sat our Sunday and Monday’s games.
Jimmy Rollins, SS, PHI – (Groin) Not official, yet, but he’s expected to be out until September, meaning a trip to the DL is probable
Raul Ibanez, OF, PHI – (Groin) Scratched from Monday’s lineup.
Rafael Furcal, SS, STL – (Thumb) Expects to return to the lineup Tuesday.
Chris Narveson, SP, MIL – (Finger) Left Monday’s start with a blister on his middle finger.
Frank Francisco, RP, TOR – (Shoulder) Unable to pitch in save situation Sunday due to a sore shoulder.
Carlos Quentin, OF, CHW – (Shoulder) Unlikely to be ready to play until after the middle of the week.
Tsuyoshi Nishioka, 2B, MIN – (Back) Remained out of the lineup Monday.
Justin Morneau, 1B, MIN – (Foot) Will undergo an MRI Tuesday if his foot doesn’t feel better. X-rays were negative.
Michael Cuddyer, OF, MIN – (Neck) Returned to the lineup Monday.
Jacoby Ellsbury, OF, BOS – (Back) Expected to return to the lineup Tuesday.
David Ortiz, DH, BOS – (Heel) Will try running Tuesday.
Victor Martinez, DH, DET – (Back) Scratched from Monday’s lineup with back spasms.
Jeremy Guthrie, SP, BAL – (Shoulder) Had a positive side session Sunday and will start Wednesday against the A’s.

Players on the DL
Kevin Correia, SP, PIT – (Oblique) Placed on the 15-day DL.
Jose Morales, C, COL – (Finger) Nearing a rehab assignment.
Tommy Hanson, SP, ATL – (Shoulder) Had a short but positive throwing session Monday.
Michael Wuertz, RP, OAK – (Thumb) Could begin a rehab assignment this week.
Adrian Beltre, 3B, TEX – (Hamstring) Will not return until next week at the earliest. Could start running by the middle of this week.
A.J. Pierzynski, C, CHW – (Wrist) Expects to return when eligible at the end of August.
Clay Buchholz, SP, BOS – (Back) Could begin doing light, light throwing soon.
Travis Hafner, DH, CLE – (Foot) Placed on the 15-day DL Monday.
Nick Blackburn, SP, MIN – (Forearm) Placed on the 15-day DL Monday.


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)
Jimmy Rollins, SS, PHI
Kevin Correia, SP, PIT
Travis Hafner, DH, CLE
Nick Blackburn, SP, MIN
Jason Berken, RP, BAL

Activated from DL
Chris Leroux, RP, PIT
Chris Narveson, SP, MIL
Placido Polanco, 3B, PHI
Zach Britton, SP, BAL

Called Up
Ryan Adams, 2B, BAL
Lester Oliveros, RP, MIN
Josh Judy, RP, CLE

Sent Down
Landon Powell, C, OAK
Josh Bell, 3B, BAL

Designated for Assignment
Felipe Lopez, 2B, MIL


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

Philadelphia Phillies – With Ryan Madson having pitched on three consecutive days Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, the Phillies opted to go with Antonio Bastardo in the save situation Sunday. Bastardo blew the save, providing Madson, is sideways gesture, some added job security going forward.

San Diego Padres – Heath Bell blew the save Sunday but walked away with the win. He’s about as safe as a pitcher comes to being nailed to mound when it’s closing time.

Toronto Blue Jays – Jesse Litsch was the last Blue Jays player to record a traditional save, nearly two weeks ago. Casey Janssen picked up a three-inning save Sunday, and with Jon Rauch on the DL, the closer situation in Canada is pretty murky. Frank Francisco is the interim closer, but he was unable to enter the game Sunday due to shoulder soreness.

KEY MATCHUPS: HOT

Hot Batter Matchups At-Bats AVG HR XBH RBI BB K SLG OBP OPS
Craig Counsell - SS MIL @ PIT
8/23 7:05 PM
Ross Ohlendorf 5-11 .455 0 1 2 1 1 .545 .500 1.045
Prince Fielder - 1B MIL @ PIT
8/23 7:05 PM
Ross Ohlendorf 2-10 .200 2 2 3 1 4 .800 .250 1.050
Mark Teixeira - 1B NYY vs OAK
8/23 7:05 PM
Brandon McCarthy 4-11 .364 2 4 5 0 1 1.091 .417 1.508
Coco Crisp - OF OAK @ NYY
8/23 7:05 PM
Bartolo Colon 4-13 .308 0 4 1 0 3 .615 .308 .923
David DeJesus - OF OAK @ NYY
8/23 7:05 PM
Bartolo Colon 11-31 .355 2 6 4 1 8 .710 .394 1.104
Hideki Matsui - DH OAK @ NYY
8/23 7:05 PM
Bartolo Colon 4-12 .333 2 2 4 5 1 .833 .529 1.362
Placido Polanco - 3B PHI vs NYM
8/23 7:05 PM
Jonathon Niese 6-16 .375 0 4 4 1 1 .625 .412 1.037
Aaron Hill - 2B TOR vs KC
8/23 7:07 PM
Bruce Chen 3-10 .300 1 1 2 1 5 .600 .364 .964
Victor Martinez - C DET @ TB
8/23 7:10 PM
David Price 7-14 .500 3 4 5 0 1 1.214 .500 1.714
David Ortiz - DH BOS @ TEX
8/23 8:05 PM
Colby Lewis 4-14 .286 3 3 5 1 4 .929 .333 1.262
Josh Hamilton - OF TEX vs BOS
8/23 8:05 PM
John Lackey 11-23 .478 3 4 7 3 4 .913 .556 1.469
Ian Kinsler - 2B TEX vs BOS
8/23 8:05 PM
John Lackey 12-25 .480 3 4 7 4 1 .880 .548 1.428
David Murphy - OF TEX vs BOS
8/23 8:05 PM
John Lackey 5-13 .385 0 2 0 3 2 .538 .500 1.038
Michael Young - 3B TEX vs BOS
8/23 8:05 PM
John Lackey 32-89 .360 2 9 15 6 10 .517 .400 .917
Aaron Miles - 2B LAD @ STL
8/23 8:15 PM
Kyle Lohse 5-13 .385 0 1 2 0 2 .462 .429 .891
Matt Holliday - OF STL vs LAD
8/23 8:15 PM
Clayton Kershaw 5-15 .333 0 0 1 8 4 .333 .565 .898
Albert Pujols - 1B STL vs LAD
8/23 8:15 PM
Clayton Kershaw 7-15 .467 0 3 1 5 2 .667 .600 1.267
Alex Rios - OF CWS @ LAA
8/23 10:05 PM
Ervin Santana 6-14 .429 0 2 2 1 3 .571 .467 1.038
Bobby Abreu - OF LAA vs CWS
8/23 10:05 PM
Mark Buehrle 10-19 .526 0 4 5 4 4 .737 .583 1.320
Russell Branyan - 1B LAA vs CWS
8/23 10:05 PM
Mark Buehrle 3-10 .300 1 2 2 0 3 .700 .300 1.000
Torii Hunter - OF LAA vs CWS
8/23 10:05 PM
Mark Buehrle 18-79 .228 3 9 13 0 14 .430 .225 .655
Maicer Izturis - 3B LAA vs CWS
8/23 10:05 PM
Mark Buehrle 9-18 .500 1 4 3 0 1 .833 .500 1.333
Vernon Wells - OF LAA vs CWS
8/23 10:05 PM
Mark Buehrle 20-41 .488 1 5 8 4 3 .683 .522 1.205
 
Hot Pitcher Matchups At-Bats Opp
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Ricky Nolasco FLA vs CIN
8/23 7:10 PM
Reds Batters 18-84 .214 5 9 7 7 15 .432 .279 .711

 

KEY MATCHUPS: COLD

Cold Batter Matchups At-Bats AVG HR XBH RBI BB K SLG OBP OPS
Ryan Braun - OF MIL @ PIT
8/23 7:05 PM
Ross Ohlendorf 1-12 .083 0 0 0 0 2 .083 .083 .166
Curtis Granderson - OF NYY vs OAK
8/23 7:05 PM
Brandon McCarthy 2-11 .182 0 0 0 2 1 .182 .308 .490
Ryan Howard - 1B PHI vs NYM
8/23 7:05 PM
Jonathon Niese 1-10 .100 0 0 1 1 4 .100 .182 .282
Raul Ibanez - OF PHI vs NYM
8/23 7:05 PM
Jonathon Niese 2-10 .200 1 1 1 1 3 .500 .333 .833
Edgar Renteria - SS CIN @ FLA
8/23 7:10 PM
Ricky Nolasco 0-18 .000 0 0 0 3 3 .000 .143 .143
Marco Scutaro - SS BOS @ TEX
8/23 8:05 PM
Colby Lewis 1-12 .083 0 0 0 1 2 .083 .214 .297
Nelson Cruz - OF TEX vs BOS
8/23 8:05 PM
John Lackey 6-21 .286 0 0 3 1 7 .286 .318 .604
Rod Barajas - C LAD @ STL
8/23 8:15 PM
Kyle Lohse 1-11 .091 0 0 2 0 3 .091 .091 .182
Matt Kemp - OF LAD @ STL
8/23 8:15 PM
Kyle Lohse 2-12 .167 0 0 2 0 5 .167 .167 .334
James Loney - 1B LAD @ STL
8/23 8:15 PM
Kyle Lohse 2-12 .167 0 1 1 0 2 .250 .167 .417
Gordon Beckham - 2B CWS @ LAA
8/23 10:05 PM
Ervin Santana 2-11 .182 1 1 2 2 2 .455 .308 .763
Paul Konerko - 1B CWS @ LAA
8/23 10:05 PM
Ervin Santana 4-24 .167 0 1 3 1 7 .208 .214 .422
Alberto Callaspo - 3B LAA vs CWS
8/23 10:05 PM
Mark Buehrle 3-22 .136 0 1 1 1 0 .182 .174 .356
Orlando Hudson - 2B SD @ SF
8/23 10:15 PM
Matt Cain 2-21 .095 0 0 0 3 2 .095 .208 .303
Aubrey Huff - 1B SF vs SD
8/23 10:15 PM
Mat Latos 4-18 .222 0 1 1 0 1 .278 .222 .500
Aaron Rowand - OF SF vs SD
8/23 10:15 PM
Mat Latos 1-10 .100 0 0 0 0 4 .100 .100 .200
 
Cold Pitcher Matchups At-Bats Opp
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Bartolo Colon NYY vs Oak
8/23 7:05 PM
Athletics Batters 21-68 .309 4 13 9 6 12 .647 .373 1.020
John Lackey BOS @ Tex
8/23 8:05 PM
Rangers Batters 78-219 .356 9 24 36 17 37 .565 .405 .970
Clayton Kershaw LAD @ StL
8/23 8:15 PM
Cardinals Batters 21-69 .304 1 6 11 16 17 .418 .427 .845
Mark Buehrle CWS @ LAA
8/23 10:05 PM
Angels Batters 73-221 .330 7 29 35 11 29 .535 .356 .892
 


Recommended Pickup

Alex White, SP, COL – White will be called up to start Tuesday’s game against the Astros. He’s been on the 60-day DL working through a strained ligament injury in his middle finger. While on the DL, he was traded from the Indians to the Rockies as arguably the key piece of the Ubaldo Jimenez trade. Through 40 innings in the minors this season, he’s posted a 1.80 ERA with a 38:6 K:BB ratio. The Rockies should keep him in the rotation the rest of the season as long as he doesn’t implode on the mound. If you’re looking for an exciting arm to add based on potential, White would be a good guy to grab for at least a spot start Tuesday.

Other recent recommendations: Ramon Ramirez, Mike Trout, Stephen Strasburg, Will Venable, Mike Carp


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