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Tuesday Lineup Card: Lincoln Looks Good

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)

Jays (Brett Cecil - L) v Orioles (Jeremy Guthrie - R), 7:05
A's (Trevor Cahill - R) v Indians (Jeanmar Gomez - R), 7:05
Royals (Jeff Francis - L) v Tigers (Doug Fister - R), 7:05
Yankees (CC Sabathia - L) v Red Sox (John Lackey - R), 7:10
Marlins (Javier Vazquez - R) v Mets (Mike Pelfrey -R), 7:10
Phillies (Roy Halladay - R) v Reds (Bronson Arroyo - R), 7:10
Nationals (Livan Hernandez - R) v Braves (Jair Jurrjens - R), 7:10
Pirates (Charlie Morton - R) v Astros (Henry Sosa - R), 8:05
Rays (Jeremy Hellickson - R) v Rangers (Scott Feldman - R), 8:05
Cardinals (Edwin Jackson - R)v Brewers (Shaun Marcum - R), 8:10
Twins (Anthony Swarzak - R) v White Sox (Zach Stewart - R), 8:10
Rockies (Aaron Cook - R) v Diamondbacks (Wade Miley - L), 9:40
Padres (Tim Stauffer - R) v Dodgers (Hiroki Kuroda - R), 10:10
Angels (Jerome Williams - R) v Mariners (Anthony Vasquez - L), 10:10
Cubs (Matt Garza - R) v Giants (Ryan Vogelsong - 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 (includes players expected to make their return from the DL)
Alex Rodriguez, 3B, NY-A - (Thumb) MRI was negative Monday, will rejoin team Tuesday
Joe Mauer, C, MIN - (Neck) Missed Monday's game, Tuesday a possibility?
Derek Jeter, SS, NY-A - (Knee) Sat Monday, could miss a few more days
Ryan Raburn, OF, DET - (Finger) DNP Sunday because of a jammed ring finger
Brennan Boesch, OF, DET - (Thumb) Has a partial tear of the UCL in his left thumb, which will require offseason surgery
Justin Morneau, 1B, MIN – (Shoulder) On the bench Monday after jamming his shoulder Sunday
Nelson Cruz, OF, TEX - (Hamstring) Will miss three weeks
Cameron Maybin, OF, SD – (Wrist) Will have an MRI on Tuesday
Jeff Karstens, P, PIT - (Shoulder) Soreness in shoulder due to innings increase?

Players on the DL
Carlos Guillen, 2B, DET - (Wrist) Will begin his rehab Monday, return Thursday
Jon Rauch, P, TOR - (Stomach) Sim game on tap for Tuesday, will he close Thursday?
Kevin Youkilis, 1B, BOS - (Back) Will begin his rehab Tuesday
J.D. Drew, OF, BOS - (Shoulder) Will begin his rehab Tuesday
Pedro Feliciano, P, NY-A - (Shoulder) Season probably over
Damaso Marte, P, NY-A - (Shoulder) Probably won't suit up for the Yankees again
Johan Santana, P, NY-N - (Shoulder) Could see some minor league action over the weekend
Ike Davis, 1B, NY-N - (Ankle) Surgery still up in the air
Jose Reyes, SS, NY-N - (Hamstring) Should be activated for Game 2 of Monday's doubleheader
Carlos Gomez, OF, MIL - (Shoulder) Good start to his minor league rehab assignment, but probably won't be activated until Thursday
Geoff Blum, SS, AZ - (Finger) Aims to return Thursday
Scott Rolen, 3B, CIN - (Shoulder) Has resumed baseball activities
Jose Contreras, P, PHI - (Elbow) Exploratory surgery scheduled for Friday
Jonathan Sanchez, P , SF - (Ankle) Might not pitch again this season?
Stephen Strasburg, P, WAS - (Elbow) Will make another rehab start at Double-A on Thursday
Adrian Beltre, 3B, TEX – (Hamstring) Will be back in the lineup by Thursday
Josh Tomlin, P, CLE – (Elbow) Unlikely to return in 2011


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)
NA

Activated from DL
Cole Hamels, P, PHI
Freddy Garcia, P, NY-A
Brian Tallet, P, TOR
Jose Reyes, SS, NY-N

Called Up

Sent Down
Hector Noesi, P, NY-A
Michael Bowden, P, BOS
Graham Godfrey, P, OAK
Mike Baxter, OF, NY-N

Designated for Assignment
Wil Ledezma, P, TOR (DFA)


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

St. Louis - Jason Motte picked up his first save of the season Sunday, and manager Tony La Russa has indicated he might see more ninth inning action alongside Fernando Salas

Colorado - Rafael Betancourt picked up the save Sunday a day after blowing it against the Dodgers. He remains the closer despite Huston Street's return from the DL, but how long will that tenure last?


KEY MATCHUPS: HOT

Hot Batter Matchups At-Bats AVG HR XBH RBI BB K SLG OBP OPS
Nick Markakis - OF BAL vs TOR
8/30 7:05 PM
Brett Cecil 6-12 .500 0 1 2 0 1 .583 .500 1.083
Jose Bautista - 3B TOR @ BAL
8/30 7:05 PM
Jeremy Guthrie 6-21 .286 1 5 2 2 7 .667 .348 1.015
Edwin Encarnacion - 3B TOR @ BAL
8/30 7:05 PM
Jeremy Guthrie 6-17 .353 2 4 3 1 1 .824 .400 1.224
Mark Teahen - 3B TOR @ BAL
8/30 7:05 PM
Jeremy Guthrie 3-11 .273 1 2 1 3 2 .636 .429 1.065
Jason Heyward - OF ATL vs WAS
8/30 7:10 PM
Livan Hernandez 4-12 .333 2 3 2 6 2 .917 .579 1.496
Chipper Jones - 3B ATL vs WAS
8/30 7:10 PM
Livan Hernandez 17-50 .340 0 9 13 9 2 .520 .413 .933
Brian McCann - C ATL vs WAS
8/30 7:10 PM
Livan Hernandez 10-26 .385 1 2 5 5 1 .538 .484 1.022
Martin Prado - 2B ATL vs WAS
8/30 7:10 PM
Livan Hernandez 11-26 .423 0 3 0 0 1 .538 .423 .961
Mike Aviles - 2B BOS vs NYY
8/30 7:10 PM
CC Sabathia 5-10 .500 0 1 1 0 0 .600 .500 1.100
Jay Bruce - OF CIN vs PHI
8/30 7:10 PM
Roy Halladay 3-11 .273 1 2 2 0 5 .636 .273 .909
Joey Votto - 1B CIN vs PHI
8/30 7:10 PM
Roy Halladay 3-11 .273 1 2 2 1 3 .636 .333 .969
Greg Dobbs - 3B FLA @ NYM
8/30 7:10 PM
Mike Pelfrey 7-17 .412 1 2 3 0 1 .647 .412 1.059
Omar Infante - 2B FLA @ NYM
8/30 7:10 PM
Mike Pelfrey 8-17 .471 0 0 3 1 1 .471 .526 .997
Ronny Paulino - C NYM vs FLA
8/30 7:10 PM
Javier Vazquez 5-12 .417 0 1 1 0 3 .500 .417 .917
David Wright - 3B NYM vs FLA
8/30 7:10 PM
Javier Vazquez 4-13 .308 1 3 2 3 4 .692 .438 1.130
Brett Gardner - OF NYY @ BOS
8/30 7:10 PM
John Lackey 5-15 .333 0 3 1 1 4 .600 .375 .975
Curtis Granderson - OF NYY @ BOS
8/30 7:10 PM
John Lackey 6-19 .316 1 4 2 2 4 .737 .381 1.118
Derek Jeter - SS NYY @ BOS
8/30 7:10 PM
John Lackey 18-57 .316 1 7 6 4 15 .474 .409 .883
Jorge Posada - C NYY @ BOS
8/30 7:10 PM
John Lackey 13-39 .333 1 3 4 4 7 .462 .395 .857
Alex Rodriguez - 3B NYY @ BOS
8/30 7:10 PM
John Lackey 11-58 .190 5 7 8 11 25 .500 .324 .824
Mark Teixeira - 1B NYY @ BOS
8/30 7:10 PM
John Lackey 20-60 .333 2 4 11 8 10 .467 .420 .887
Hunter Pence - OF PHI @ CIN
8/30 7:10 PM
Bronson Arroyo 11-32 .344 1 6 4 3 4 .625 .400 1.025
Will Venable - OF SD @ LAD
8/30 10:10 PM
Hiroki Kuroda 8-23 .348 1 2 3 1 6 .522 .375 .897
Aramis Ramirez - 3B CHC @ SF
8/30 10:15 PM
Ryan Vogelsong 5-12 .417 2 2 2 1 1 .917 .500 1.417
Aubrey Huff - 1B SF vs CHC
8/30 10:15 PM
Matt Garza 3-15 .200 1 3 2 2 1 .600 .294 .894
Miguel Tejada - SS SF vs CHC
8/30 10:15 PM
Matt Garza 7-20 .350 2 3 5 2 1 .700 .435 1.135
 
Hot Pitcher Matchups At-Bats Opp
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Jair Jurrjens ATL vs WAS
8/30 7:10 PM
Nationals Batters 19-76 .250 1 2 4 4 12 .301 .294 .594
Roy Halladay PHI @ CIN
8/30 7:10 PM
Reds Batters 32-102 .314 2 9 12 2 23 .443 .322 .765
Hiroki Kuroda LAD vs SD
8/30 10:10 PM
Padres Batters 16-67 .239 1 4 4 3 13 .322 .269 .591

 

KEY MATCHUPS: COLD

Cold Batter Matchups At-Bats AVG HR XBH RBI BB K SLG OBP OPS
Adam Jones - OF BAL vs TOR
8/30 7:05 PM
Brett Cecil 2-12 .167 0 0 0 0 4 .167 .167 .334
Asdrubal Cabrera - SS CLE vs OAK
8/30 7:05 PM
Trevor Cahill 2-10 .200 0 1 2 0 0 .300 .200 .500
Jose Molina - C TOR @ BAL
8/30 7:05 PM
Jeremy Guthrie 2-10 .200 0 0 0 0 3 .200 .200 .400
Alex Gonzalez - SS ATL vs WAS
8/30 7:10 PM
Livan Hernandez 5-46 .109 0 1 3 2 10 .130 .160 .290
Dan Uggla - 2B ATL vs WAS
8/30 7:10 PM
Livan Hernandez 4-30 .133 1 2 3 4 5 .300 .229 .529
Carl Crawford - OF BOS vs NYY
8/30 7:10 PM
CC Sabathia 16-58 .276 0 4 3 1 13 .362 .288 .650
Jacoby Ellsbury - OF BOS vs NYY
8/30 7:10 PM
CC Sabathia 1-13 .077 0 0 0 0 6 .077 .077 .154
Adrian Gonzalez - 1B BOS vs NYY
8/30 7:10 PM
CC Sabathia 2-10 .200 0 0 1 3 4 .200 .429 .629
Darnell McDonald - OF BOS vs NYY
8/30 7:10 PM
CC Sabathia 1-10 .100 1 1 1 0 0 .400 .100 .500
Dustin Pedroia - 2B BOS vs NYY
8/30 7:10 PM
CC Sabathia 4-26 .154 0 0 0 2 8 .154 .241 .395
Jason Varitek - C BOS vs NYY
8/30 7:10 PM
CC Sabathia 2-19 .105 1 2 4 1 3 .316 .190 .506
Alfredo Amezaga - OF FLA @ NYM
8/30 7:10 PM
Mike Pelfrey 2-11 .182 0 0 0 2 2 .182 .308 .490
Jason Bay - OF NYM vs FLA
8/30 7:10 PM
Javier Vazquez 2-17 .118 0 0 0 1 6 .118 .167 .285
Willie Harris - OF NYM vs FLA
8/30 7:10 PM
Javier Vazquez 2-12 .167 1 1 2 2 2 .417 .286 .703
Jose Reyes - SS NYM vs FLA
8/30 7:10 PM
Javier Vazquez 4-21 .190 0 2 0 1 2 .333 .227 .560
Russell Martin - C NYY @ BOS
8/30 7:10 PM
John Lackey 2-12 .167 0 1 2 4 2 .250 .375 .625
Nick Swisher - OF NYY @ BOS
8/30 7:10 PM
John Lackey 7-54 .130 2 3 6 7 19 .259 .254 .513
Brian Schneider - C PHI @ CIN
8/30 7:10 PM
Bronson Arroyo 1-12 .083 0 0 1 0 1 .083 .083 .166
Lyle Overbay - 1B ARI vs COL
8/30 9:40 PM
Aaron Cook 2-12 .167 0 1 0 2 1 .250 .286 .536
Orlando Hudson - 2B SD @ LAD
8/30 10:10 PM
Hiroki Kuroda 3-15 .200 0 0 0 0 3 .200 .200 .400
Nick Hundley - C SD @ LAD
8/30 10:10 PM
Hiroki Kuroda 2-11 .182 0 0 1 0 2 .182 .167 .349
Cameron Maybin - OF SD @ LAD
8/30 10:10 PM
Hiroki Kuroda 2-10 .200 0 1 0 0 1 .300 .200 .500
Orlando Cabrera - SS SF vs CHC
8/30 10:15 PM
Matt Garza 2-12 .167 0 0 0 1 1 .167 .231 .398
 
Cold Pitcher Matchups At-Bats Opp
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BB K Opp
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Jeremy Guthrie BAL vs Tor
8/30 7:05 PM
Blue Jays Batters 28-100 .280 5 15 7 8 16 .555 .348 .903
Livan Hernandez WAS @ Atl
8/30 7:10 PM
Braves Batters 65-249 .261 5 24 30 33 32 .414 .345 .759
Mike Pelfrey NYM vs Fla
8/30 7:10 PM
Marlins Batters 26-73 .356 2 7 10 5 7 .499 .404 .902
Bronson Arroyo CIN vs Phi
8/30 7:10 PM
Phillies Batters 28-93 .301 3 12 11 4 14 .508 .337 .845
Matt Garza CHC @ SF
8/30 10:15 PM
Giants Batters 17-63 .270 4 8 11 6 7 .535 .342 .876
 



Recommended Pickup

Brad Lincoln, P, PIT – The Pirates may not be America’s darling any more, but they might produce one more starting pitcher who should be worth rostering in some fantasy formats. Lincoln made short order of the Brewers and Cardinals in his first two starts since re-joining the rotation, picking up a victory in both starts while posting a 1.50 ERA and .200 BAA in the combined 12 innings. What I find most impressive is the fact that he only needed 154 total pitches to pick up 36 outs. He might not anchor your fantasy staff, but here are his projected matchups the rest of the way (assuming the Pirates stick to a five-man rotation and there are no postponements): vs. LA, vs. HOU, vs. STL, @ AZ, vs. CIN. That's four starts at home and four starts against clubs that won't be going to the playoffs and could be playing with rosters of minor leaguers.

Other recent recommendations: J.D. Martinez, Steve Cishek, John Mayberry, Peter Bourjos, Jose Tabata



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Draft Street Lineup

C – Brian McCann ($8,009)
1B – Paul Konerko ($7,343)
2B – Omar Infante ($4,847)
3B – David Wright ($6,076)
SS – Troy Tulowitzki ($9,050)
OF – Carlos Gonzalez ($10,479)
OF – Jose Tabata ($6,686)
OF – Jason Heyward($5,562)
U – Jose Bautista ($9,191)
U – Aramis Ramirez($7,681)
SP – Jair Jurrjens($9,143)
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RP – J.J. Putz ($2,624)
P – Jonathan Papelbon ($2,483)

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