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Wednesday Lineup Card: Milone Worth a Look

Jack Moore

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

Royals (Felipe Paulino – R) at Tigers (Rick Porcello R), 1:05 PM
Twins (Scott Diamond - L) at White Sox (Jake Peavy – R), 2:10 PM
Padres (Wade LeBlanc - ) at Dodgers (Ted Lilly – L), 3:10 PM
Cubs (Rodrigo Lopez – R) at Giants (Madison Bumgarner – L), 3:45 PM
Yankees (Philip Hughes – R) at Red Sox (Josh Beckett – R), 7:00 PM
Blue Jays (Henderson Alvarez – R) at Orioles (Jo-Jo Reyes – L), 7:05 PM
Athletics (Rich Harden – R) at Indians (Ubaldo Jimenez – R), 7:05 PM
Nationals (John Lannan - ) at Braves (Derek Lowe – R), 7:10 PM
Phillies (Cliff Lee – L) at Reds (Dontrelle Willis – L), 7:10 PM
Rays (James Shields – R) at Rangers (Alexi Ogando – R), 8:05 PM
Pirates (James McDonald – R) at Astros (J.A. Happ – L), 8:05 PM
Cardinals (Jake Westbrook – R) at Brewers (Randy Wolf – L), 8:10 PM
Rockies (Esmil Rogers – R) at Diamondbacks (Josh Collmenter – R), 9:40 PM
Angels (Dan Haren – R) at Mariners (Felix Hernandez – R), 10:10 PM

Day game after a night game: KC, DET, MIN, CHI-A, SD, LA, CHI-N, SF

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)
Joe Mauer, C, MIN – (Neck) Started for Minnesota on Tuesday.
Jayson Werth, OF, WAS – (Foot, Hand) Out of Tuesday’s lineup with soreness.

Players on the DL
Nelson Cruz, OF, TEX – (Hamstring) Officially placed on the DL; expected to be out for three weeks.
Grady Sizemore, OF, CLE – (Knee) Expects to begin a rehab assignment Wednesday.
Carlos Guillen, 2B, DET – (Wrist) Went 1-for-3 with a double in first rehab start at Triple-A on Tuesday.
Michael Wuertz, P, OAK – (Thumb) Allowed a hit and struck out three in first rehab appearance at Triple-A Sunday.
Clay Buchholz, P, BOS – (Back) Cleared to throw Tuesday, will relieve if he returns in 2011.
Juan Gutierrez, P, AZ – (Elbow) Will undergo Tommy John surgery.
Stephen Strasburg, P, WAS – (Elbow) Will start Tuesday, September 7 against Los Angeles.
Manny Parra, P, MIL – (Elbow) Underwent successful surgery Tuesday.
Juan Castro, C, HOU – (Knee) Will play in Arizona Fall League this year.
Joe Blanton, P, PHI – (Elbow) Threw another bullpen session Monday.
Jimmy Rollins, SS, PHI – (Groin) Likely won’t return until after September 6.
Andrew Cashner, P, CHI-N – (Shoulder) Struck out three of three batters faced in a rehab game Monday.

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

Traded
Aaron Hill, 2B, from TOR to ARI
John McDonald, SS, from TOR to ARI
Kelly Johnson, 2B, from ARI to TOR

Placed on the DL (15-day DL unless otherwise noted)
Darren O’Day, P, TEX
Nelson Cruz, OF, TEX

Activated from DL
Troy Patton,P, BAL

Called Up
Mark Hamburger, P, TEX
Neil Wagner, P, OAK
Leonys Martin, OF, TEX
Jeanmar Gomez, P, CLE
Blake Tekotte, OF, SD

Sent Down
Erik Hamren, P, SD
Scott Atchison, P, BOS
Matt LaPorta, 1B, CLE
Jerry Blevins, P, OAK
Bruce Billings, P, OAK (outrighted off 40-man)

Designated for Assignment
Mark Hendrickson, P, BAL

Released
Ryan Tucker, P, TEX
Joe Beimel, P, PIT

Closer Watch - A closer look at intriguing ninth-inning situations (also check out our Closer Grid)
NY-N – Bobby Parnell picked up his second save of the season Monday night against the Marlins. It wasn’t clean – he allowed a solo shot to Gaby Sanchez – but he managed to finish the job. It’s not like Jason Isringhausen was unavailable, either. The veteran Isringhausen picked up his 16th hold in the eigth inning. It’s possible this was just a one-day arrangement, but it also wouldn’t shock to see the Mets go to Parnell more in the ninth inning, as he has the stuff to be the Mets’ closer of the future.

KEY MATCHUPS: HOT

Hot Batter Matchups At-Bats AVG HR XBH RBI BB K SLG OBP OPS
Casey Blake - 3B LAD vs SD
8/31 3:10 PM
Wade LeBlanc 5-12 .417 0 1 1 2 1 .500 .500 1.000
Andre Ethier - OF LAD vs SD
8/31 3:10 PM
Wade LeBlanc 5-13 .385 0 3 0 2 2 .615 .467 1.082
Pablo Sandoval - 3B SF vs CHC
8/31 3:45 PM
Rodrigo Lopez 6-12 .500 1 5 6 1 2 1.083 .500 1.583
Miguel Tejada - SS SF vs CHC
8/31 3:45 PM
Rodrigo Lopez 10-21 .476 1 4 2 3 0 .762 .542 1.304
Andres Torres - OF SF vs CHC
8/31 3:45 PM
Rodrigo Lopez 7-16 .438 1 3 3 0 3 .813 .438 1.251
Alex Gonzalez - SS ATL vs WAS
8/31 7:10 PM
John Lannan 6-10 .600 0 1 1 0 1 .700 .600 1.300
Dan Uggla - 2B ATL vs WAS
8/31 7:10 PM
John Lannan 5-15 .333 1 1 2 2 1 .533 .444 .977
David Ortiz - DH BOS vs NYY
8/31 7:10 PM
Phil Hughes 6-14 .429 1 3 5 2 2 .786 .471 1.257
Miguel Cairo - 3B CIN vs PHI
8/31 7:10 PM
Cliff Lee 5-12 .417 0 1 2 0 1 .583 .462 1.045
Brandon Phillips - 2B CIN vs PHI
8/31 7:10 PM
Cliff Lee 5-15 .333 1 3 4 0 0 .667 .313 .980
David Wright - 3B NYM vs FLA
8/31 7:10 PM
Chris Volstad 4-11 .364 0 2 2 0 3 .545 .417 .962
Robinson Cano - 2B NYY @ BOS
8/31 7:10 PM
Josh Beckett 20-59 .339 3 10 12 5 7 .610 .409 1.019
Alex Rodriguez - 3B NYY @ BOS
8/31 7:10 PM
Josh Beckett 16-56 .286 3 7 11 7 12 .518 .365 .883
Nick Swisher - OF NYY @ BOS
8/31 7:10 PM
Josh Beckett 10-35 .286 3 3 7 5 10 .543 .375 .918
Ryan Howard - 1B PHI @ CIN
8/31 7:10 PM
Dontrelle Willis 4-11 .364 1 1 3 1 3 .636 .462 1.098
Brian Schneider - C PHI @ CIN
8/31 7:10 PM
Dontrelle Willis 4-14 .286 1 1 3 2 4 .500 .353 .853
Ian Desmond - SS WAS @ ATL
8/31 7:10 PM
Derek Lowe 5-17 .294 2 4 5 2 7 .824 .368 1.192
Ryan Zimmerman - 3B WAS @ ATL
8/31 7:10 PM
Derek Lowe 14-46 .304 2 4 7 5 13 .478 .373 .851
Matt Diaz - OF PIT @ HOU
8/31 8:05 PM
J.A. Happ 7-12 .583 1 2 1 2 1 .917 .643 1.560
Andrew McCutchen - OF PIT @ HOU
8/31 8:05 PM
J.A. Happ 5-14 .357 1 1 1 1 3 .571 .438 1.009
Ian Kinsler - 2B TEX vs TB
8/31 8:05 PM
James Shields 3-13 .231 1 2 1 3 1 .538 .375 .913
Michael Young - 3B TEX vs TB
8/31 8:05 PM
James Shields 4-14 .286 2 3 4 0 3 .786 .286 1.072
Mark Kotsay - OF MIL vs STL
8/31 8:10 PM
Jake Westbrook 7-24 .292 2 2 8 5 2 .542 .400 .942
Albert Pujols - 1B STL @ MIL
8/31 8:10 PM
Randy Wolf 10-31 .323 2 4 11 2 1 .581 .351 .932
Vernon Wells - OF LAA @ SEA
8/31 10:10 PM
Felix Hernandez 5-19 .263 1 3 4 3 6 .526 .364 .890
Adam Kennedy - 2B SEA vs LAA
8/31 10:10 PM
Dan Haren 6-19 .316 2 4 4 0 4 .737 .300 1.037
Luis Rodriguez - SS SEA vs LAA
8/31 10:10 PM
Dan Haren 5-16 .313 0 2 1 2 3 .500 .389 .889
Brendan Ryan - SS SEA vs LAA
8/31 10:10 PM
Dan Haren 5-13 .385 0 1 2 0 2 .538 .385 .923
 
Hot Pitcher Matchups At-Bats Opp
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Dontrelle Willis CIN vs PHI
8/31 7:10 PM
Phillies Batters 26-119 .218 4 6 18 10 21 .354 .300 .653
Randy Wolf MIL vs STL
8/31 8:10 PM
Cardinals Batters 40-192 .208 4 17 25 14 32 .338 .264 .601

 

KEY MATCHUPS: COLD

Cold Batter Matchups At-Bats AVG HR XBH RBI BB K SLG OBP OPS
Chris Getz - 2B KC @ DET
8/31 1:05 PM
Rick Porcello 2-12 .167 0 0 1 1 0 .167 .214 .381
Alex Gordon - OF KC @ DET
8/31 1:05 PM
Rick Porcello 1-11 .091 0 0 1 0 2 .091 .091 .182
Mitchell Maier - OF KC @ DET
8/31 1:05 PM
Rick Porcello 3-16 .188 0 1 1 2 1 .250 .278 .528
Matt Kemp - OF LAD vs SD
8/31 3:10 PM
Wade LeBlanc 1-10 .100 0 0 0 3 2 .100 .308 .408
Nick Hundley - C SD @ LAD
8/31 3:10 PM
Ted Lilly 1-15 .067 0 0 1 0 9 .067 .067 .134
Orlando Cabrera - SS SF vs CHC
8/31 3:45 PM
Rodrigo Lopez 3-19 .158 0 0 0 1 3 .158 .200 .358
Conor Jackson - OF OAK @ CLE
8/31 7:05 PM
Ubaldo Jimenez 3-15 .200 1 1 2 1 0 .400 .250 .650
Josh Willingham - OF OAK @ CLE
8/31 7:05 PM
Ubaldo Jimenez 2-10 .200 0 2 1 0 2 .400 .273 .673
Carl Crawford - OF BOS vs NYY
8/31 7:10 PM
Phil Hughes 2-15 .133 0 0 1 2 1 .133 .235 .368
Dustin Pedroia - 2B BOS vs NYY
8/31 7:10 PM
Phil Hughes 3-15 .200 1 2 3 2 3 .467 .294 .761
Marco Scutaro - SS BOS vs NYY
8/31 7:10 PM
Phil Hughes 4-21 .190 0 0 1 2 2 .190 .261 .451
Brett Gardner - OF NYY @ BOS
8/31 7:10 PM
Josh Beckett 6-26 .231 0 1 1 1 8 .269 .259 .528
Curtis Granderson - OF NYY @ BOS
8/31 7:10 PM
Josh Beckett 5-24 .208 2 3 2 1 10 .542 .240 .782
Mark Teixeira - 1B NYY @ BOS
8/31 7:10 PM
Josh Beckett 7-36 .194 2 2 4 8 14 .361 .341 .702
Placido Polanco - 3B PHI @ CIN
8/31 7:10 PM
Dontrelle Willis 5-32 .156 1 2 1 2 0 .281 .206 .487
Chase Utley - 2B PHI @ CIN
8/31 7:10 PM
Dontrelle Willis 4-26 .154 0 0 6 1 10 .154 .207 .361
Alex Cora - SS WAS @ ATL
8/31 7:10 PM
Derek Lowe 2-10 .200 0 1 1 0 0 .300 .200 .500
Mike Morse - OF WAS @ ATL
8/31 7:10 PM
Derek Lowe 2-15 .133 2 2 3 0 5 .533 .188 .721
Clint Barmes - 2B HOU vs PIT
8/31 8:05 PM
James McDonald 1-10 .100 0 0 0 1 4 .100 .182 .282
Garrett Jones - 1B PIT @ HOU
8/31 8:05 PM
J.A. Happ 1-12 .083 1 1 2 1 1 .333 .154 .487
Josh Hamilton - OF TEX vs TB
8/31 8:05 PM
James Shields 1-10 .100 1 1 3 0 4 .400 .100 .500
Lance Berkman - 1B STL @ MIL
8/31 8:10 PM
Randy Wolf 3-27 .111 0 2 1 6 6 .185 .273 .458
Rafael Furcal - SS STL @ MIL
8/31 8:10 PM
Randy Wolf 2-27 .074 0 0 1 0 7 .074 .074 .148
Erick Aybar - SS LAA @ SEA
8/31 10:10 PM
Felix Hernandez 6-32 .188 0 3 2 2 2 .281 .257 .538
Alberto Callaspo - 3B LAA @ SEA
8/31 10:10 PM
Felix Hernandez 3-15 .200 0 0 1 1 1 .200 .235 .435
Jeff Mathis - C LAA @ SEA
8/31 10:10 PM
Felix Hernandez 5-27 .185 2 2 2 0 6 .407 .185 .592
 
Cold Pitcher Matchups At-Bats Opp
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Rodrigo Lopez CHC @ SF
8/31 3:45 PM
Giants Batters 58-166 .350 5 26 25 14 17 .574 .405 .979
Cliff Lee PHI @ Cin
8/31 7:10 PM
Reds Batters 21-65 .323 3 8 11 3 7 .552 .356 .908
Jake Westbrook STL @ Mil
8/31 8:10 PM
Brewers Batters 19-65 .293 3 4 9 7 5 .474 .367 .841
 

Recommended Pickup
Tom Milone, P, WAS
The big news in the Washington rotation is the return of Stephen Strasburg next week – and if he’s available, we obviously recommend him as well – but another pitcher getting the call could make a big impact down the stretch. Tom Milone, a soft-tossing lefty, has a 155:16 K:BB ratio in 148 innings at Triple-A Syracuse this season, and he’ll be replacing Jordan Zimmermann (reached his innings cap) in the rotation for the last month. He hasn’t been officially recalled, but as soon as he’s available, he should be snapped up.

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