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Sunday Lineup Card: Teheran Time Again

Jack Moore

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Projected Starters – A look at Sunday’s matchups (all times Eastern)

Blue Jays (Brett Cecil - L) at Yankees (CC Sabathia – L), 1:05
Phillies (Roy Halladay – R) at Marlins (Anibal Sanchez – R), 1:10
Rangers (Matt Harrison – L) at Red Sox (John Lackey – R), 1:35
Dodgers (Clayton Kershaw – L) at Braves (Randall Delgado – R), 1:35
Mets (Mike Pelfrey – R) at Nationals (Livan Hernandez – R), 1:35
Orioles (Jeremy Guthrie – R) at Rays (Jeremy Hellickson – R), 1:40
Brewers (Shaun Marcum – R) at Astros (Wandy Rodriguez – L), 2:05
Indians (Jeanmar Gomez – R) at Royals (Jeff Francis – L), 2:10
Reds (Bronson Arroyo – R) at Cardinals (Edwin Jackson – R), 2:15
Pirates (Charlie Morton – R) at Cubs (Randy Wells – R), 2:20
Twins (Kevin Slowey – R) at Angels (Joel Piniero – R), 3:35
Mariners (Blake Beavan – R) at Athletics (Trevor Cahill – R), 4:05
Rockies (Aaron Cook – R) at Padres (Mat Latos – R), 4:05
Diamondbacks (Dan Hudson – R) at Giants (Ryan Vogelsong – R), 4:05
White Sox (Mark Buehrle – R) ad Tigers (Max Scherzer – R), 8:00

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)
Asdrubal Cabrera, SS, CLE – (Knee) Says he will play “for sure” Sunday.
Justin Morneau, 1B, MIN – (Concussion) Still not close to returning.
Yunel Escobar, SS, TOR – (Wrist) Left Saturday’s game with a jammed wrist.
Eric Thames, OF, TOR – (Head) Left Saturday’s game with dizziness.
Mark Teixeira, 1B, NY-A – (Knee) Missed Saturday’s game against Toronto.
Yuniesky Betancourt, SS, MIL – (Elbow) Out of Saturday’s lineup.
Cameron Maybin, OF, SD – (Wrist) Made an appearance as a defensive replacement, still struggling with swings.
Kyle Kendrick, P, PHI – (Personal) Placed on paternity leave Friday.

Players on the DL
Scott Baker, P, MIN – (Elbow) Threw a 50-pitch bullpen session Friday.
Johan Santana, P, NY-N – (Shoulder) Pitched two rehab innings Saturday, could return for last homestand.
Chris Denofria, OF, SD – (Hamstring) Played three consecutive rehab games this week.
Joe Blanton, P, PHI – (Elbow) Retired all three batters in first rehab appearance Friday.
Andrew Cashner, P, CHI-N – (Shoulder) Threw a scoreless rehab inning at Triple-A on Friday.

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)
Adam LaRoche, 1B, WAS - transferred to 60-day DL

Activated from DL
Philip Humber, P, CHI-A
Brian Fuentes, P, OAK
Derrek Lee, 1B, PIT
Ivan Rodriguez, C, WAS

Called Up
Tom Milone, P, WAS
Yamaico Navarro, 3B, KC
Randall Delgado, P, ATL
Julio Teheran, P, ATL
Maikel Cleto, P, STL
Edinson Volquez, P, CIN

Sent Down
Corey Kluber, P, CLE

Elected Free Agency
Omar Quintanilla, SS

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

CHI-N – Carlos Marmol blew his 10th save of the season Saturday afternoon against Pittsburgh, allowing a grand slam to former teammate Derrek Lee. Marmol’s been tough to hit, as usual – 51 hits in 64.1 innings, against 83 strikeouts – but he’s been tagged for 34 runs this season. It would be premature to declare Marmol finished, as pitchers with strikeout totals like his don’t consistently give up as many runs or blown saves as he has this year. Nevertheless, his struggles are disconcerting.

KEY MATCHUPS: HOT

Hot Batter Matchups At-Bats AVG HR XBH RBI BB K SLG OBP OPS
Robinson Cano - 2B NYY vs TOR
9/4 1:05 PM
Brett Cecil 6-19 .316 1 2 3 1 4 .526 .364 .890
Alex Rodriguez - 3B NYY vs TOR
9/4 1:05 PM
Brett Cecil 4-14 .286 1 2 3 2 2 .571 .333 .904
Mark Teixeira - 1B NYY vs TOR
9/4 1:05 PM
Brett Cecil 5-18 .278 1 4 1 7 4 .611 .480 1.091
Jose Lopez - 3B FLA vs PHI
9/4 1:10 PM
Roy Halladay 7-21 .333 1 3 1 2 2 .571 .391 .962
Gaby Sanchez - 1B FLA vs PHI
9/4 1:10 PM
Roy Halladay 5-14 .357 1 1 1 0 3 .571 .357 .928
Ryan Howard - 1B PHI @ FLA
9/4 1:10 PM
Anibal Sanchez 7-22 .318 2 4 4 9 5 .682 .516 1.198
Placido Polanco - 3B PHI @ FLA
9/4 1:10 PM
Anibal Sanchez 7-13 .538 2 4 4 0 0 1.231 .538 1.769
Chase Utley - 2B PHI @ FLA
9/4 1:10 PM
Anibal Sanchez 11-25 .440 0 4 5 2 3 .640 .500 1.140
David Wright - 3B NYM @ WAS
9/4 1:35 PM
Livan Hernandez 12-49 .245 4 7 11 3 6 .551 .302 .853
Josh Hamilton - OF TEX @ BOS
9/4 1:35 PM
John Lackey 11-23 .478 3 4 7 3 4 .913 .556 1.469
Ian Kinsler - 2B TEX @ BOS
9/4 1:35 PM
John Lackey 12-25 .480 3 4 7 4 1 .880 .548 1.428
David Murphy - OF TEX @ BOS
9/4 1:35 PM
John Lackey 5-13 .385 0 2 0 3 2 .538 .500 1.038
Michael Young - 3B TEX @ BOS
9/4 1:35 PM
John Lackey 32-89 .360 2 9 15 6 10 .517 .400 .917
Ian Desmond - SS WAS vs NYM
9/4 1:35 PM
Mike Pelfrey 4-11 .364 1 4 4 1 2 1.000 .417 1.417
Reid Brignac - SS TB vs BAL
9/4 1:40 PM
Jeremy Guthrie 5-16 .313 1 2 1 1 2 .625 .353 .978
Casey Kotchman - 1B TB vs BAL
9/4 1:40 PM
Jeremy Guthrie 8-17 .471 1 4 5 0 2 .824 .471 1.295
B.J. Upton - OF TB vs BAL
9/4 1:40 PM
Jeremy Guthrie 11-36 .306 2 5 12 5 10 .556 .381 .937
Ben Zobrist - 2B TB vs BAL
9/4 1:40 PM
Jeremy Guthrie 8-23 .348 0 3 3 1 4 .522 .375 .897
Ryan Braun - OF MIL @ HOU
9/4 2:05 PM
Wandy Rodriguez 12-32 .375 3 8 5 2 6 .813 .412 1.225
Jerry Hairston Jr. - SS MIL @ HOU
9/4 2:05 PM
Wandy Rodriguez 7-16 .438 0 1 1 1 2 .500 .471 .971
Casey McGehee - 3B MIL @ HOU
9/4 2:05 PM
Wandy Rodriguez 8-22 .364 0 2 1 3 3 .455 .440 .895
Lance Berkman - 1B STL vs CIN
9/4 2:15 PM
Bronson Arroyo 11-39 .282 5 5 12 7 3 .667 .408 1.075
Jon Jay - OF STL vs CIN
9/4 2:15 PM
Bronson Arroyo 4-10 .400 0 3 1 0 1 .800 .400 1.200
Albert Pujols - 1B STL vs CIN
9/4 2:15 PM
Bronson Arroyo 15-55 .273 3 7 11 13 3 .509 .406 .915
Skip Schumaker - 2B STL vs CIN
9/4 2:15 PM
Bronson Arroyo 15-39 .385 0 2 4 3 4 .436 .419 .855
Andrew McCutchen - OF PIT @ CHC
9/4 2:20 PM
Randy Wells 6-11 .545 0 2 2 1 2 .818 .583 1.401
Bobby Abreu - OF LAA vs MIN
9/4 3:35 PM
Kevin Slowey 6-15 .400 2 3 3 1 0 .867 .438 1.305
Russell Branyan - 1B LAA vs MIN
9/4 3:35 PM
Kevin Slowey 6-18 .333 2 4 3 0 4 .778 .333 1.111
Alberto Callaspo - 3B LAA vs MIN
9/4 3:35 PM
Kevin Slowey 6-15 .400 0 3 0 1 2 .600 .438 1.038
Howie Kendrick - 2B LAA vs MIN
9/4 3:35 PM
Kevin Slowey 6-12 .500 1 3 1 0 0 .917 .500 1.417
Vernon Wells - OF LAA vs MIN
9/4 3:35 PM
Kevin Slowey 6-14 .429 1 2 5 0 0 .714 .400 1.114
Joe Mauer - C MIN @ LAA
9/4 3:35 PM
Joel Pineiro 14-20 .700 0 6 1 3 0 1.050 .739 1.789
Orlando Hudson - 2B SD vs COL
9/4 4:05 PM
Aaron Cook 17-40 .425 0 2 5 6 4 .475 .500 .975
Ichiro Suzuki - OF SEA @ OAK
9/4 4:05 PM
Trevor Cahill 7-15 .467 0 2 0 2 0 .600 .556 1.156
Omar Vizquel - 3B CWS @ DET
9/4 8:05 PM
Max Scherzer 3-11 .273 1 1 2 2 2 .545 .385 .930
Victor Martinez - C DET vs CWS
9/4 8:05 PM
Mark Buehrle 22-66 .333 4 6 12 2 6 .545 .348 .893
Magglio Ordonez - OF DET vs CWS
9/4 8:05 PM
Mark Buehrle 16-35 .457 2 4 5 2 5 .686 .486 1.172
Ryan Raburn - OF DET vs CWS
9/4 8:05 PM
Mark Buehrle 6-23 .261 2 4 3 2 2 .609 .320 .929
Delmon Young - OF DET vs CWS
9/4 8:05 PM
Mark Buehrle 13-33 .394 3 4 5 2 3 .697 .429 1.126
 
Hot Pitcher Matchups At-Bats Opp
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CC Sabathia NYY vs TOR
9/4 1:05 PM
Blue Jays Batters 16-88 .182 0 6 2 3 30 .260 .209 .469
Roy Halladay PHI @ FLA
9/4 1:10 PM
Marlins Batters 19-87 .218 2 5 3 4 21 .339 .253 .591
Matt Harrison TEX @ BOS
9/4 1:35 PM
Red Sox Batters 13-64 .203 2 4 10 8 17 .382 .286 .668

 

KEY MATCHUPS: COLD

Cold Batter Matchups At-Bats AVG HR XBH RBI BB K SLG OBP OPS
Curtis Granderson - OF NYY vs TOR
9/4 1:05 PM
Brett Cecil 2-14 .143 0 1 1 1 2 .286 .200 .486
Jose Bautista - 3B TOR @ NYY
9/4 1:05 PM
CC Sabathia 0-11 .000 0 0 0 1 6 .000 .083 .083
Yunel Escobar - SS TOR @ NYY
9/4 1:05 PM
CC Sabathia 2-12 .167 0 1 2 1 2 .250 .231 .481
Omar Infante - 2B FLA vs PHI
9/4 1:10 PM
Roy Halladay 1-12 .083 0 0 0 0 3 .083 .083 .166
Brian Schneider - C PHI @ FLA
9/4 1:10 PM
Anibal Sanchez 3-19 .158 0 0 2 3 1 .158 .273 .431
Martin Prado - 2B ATL vs LAD
9/4 1:35 PM
Clayton Kershaw 1-11 .091 0 0 0 0 2 .091 .091 .182
Mike Aviles - 2B BOS vs TEX
9/4 1:35 PM
Matt Harrison 1-10 .100 0 0 1 0 1 .100 .100 .200
Jason Bay - OF NYM @ WAS
9/4 1:35 PM
Livan Hernandez 3-17 .176 0 1 0 1 4 .235 .222 .457
Willie Harris - OF NYM @ WAS
9/4 1:35 PM
Livan Hernandez 0-13 .000 0 0 0 3 1 .000 .235 .235
Adrian Beltre - 3B TEX @ BOS
9/4 1:35 PM
John Lackey 10-53 .189 2 3 12 2 14 .321 .218 .539
Johnny Damon - OF TB vs BAL
9/4 1:40 PM
Jeremy Guthrie 8-43 .186 1 3 3 5 5 .326 .265 .591
Yuniesky Betancourt - SS MIL @ HOU
9/4 2:05 PM
Wandy Rodriguez 2-10 .200 0 0 0 0 0 .200 .200 .400
Rafael Furcal - SS STL vs CIN
9/4 2:15 PM
Bronson Arroyo 5-24 .208 0 0 0 1 2 .208 .240 .448
Yadier Molina - C STL vs CIN
9/4 2:15 PM
Bronson Arroyo 7-33 .212 0 1 1 0 2 .242 .235 .477
Michael Cuddyer - OF MIN @ LAA
9/4 3:35 PM
Joel Pineiro 3-16 .188 0 1 0 2 4 .250 .278 .528
Lyle Overbay - 1B ARI @ SF
9/4 4:05 PM
Ryan Vogelsong 1-10 .100 0 0 1 3 6 .100 .286 .386
Nick Hundley - C SD vs COL
9/4 4:05 PM
Aaron Cook 2-10 .200 0 1 2 0 1 .300 .200 .500
Will Venable - OF SD vs COL
9/4 4:05 PM
Aaron Cook 2-11 .182 0 1 0 1 1 .364 .250 .614
Franklin Gutierrez - OF SEA @ OAK
9/4 4:05 PM
Trevor Cahill 2-11 .182 0 1 1 1 3 .273 .231 .504
Alexei Ramirez - SS CWS @ DET
9/4 8:05 PM
Max Scherzer 1-10 .100 0 0 0 2 3 .100 .250 .350
Miguel Cabrera - 1B DET vs CWS
9/4 8:05 PM
Mark Buehrle 2-20 .100 0 0 1 1 1 .100 .143 .243
Ramon Santiago - SS DET vs CWS
9/4 8:05 PM
Mark Buehrle 2-11 .182 0 1 1 1 4 .273 .250 .523
 
Cold Pitcher Matchups At-Bats Opp
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Anibal Sanchez FLA vs Phi
9/4 1:10 PM
Phillies Batters 50-166 .301 5 16 24 28 24 .470 .405 .875
John Lackey BOS vs Tex
9/4 1:35 PM
Rangers Batters 83-254 .327 11 27 45 19 41 .534 .376 .910
Wandy Rodriguez HOU vs Mil
9/4 2:05 PM
Brewers Batters 57-181 .315 3 15 16 15 33 .437 .365 .802
Bronson Arroyo CIN @ StL
9/4 2:15 PM
Cardinals Batters 73-270 .270 10 24 38 29 28 .443 .345 .788
Kevin Slowey MIN @ LAA
9/4 3:35 PM
Angels Batters 39-109 .358 8 17 18 4 13 .657 .376 1.033
Aaron Cook COL @ SD
9/4 4:05 PM
Padres Batters 28-79 .354 0 7 9 9 6 .449 .420 .869
Mark Buehrle CWS @ Det
9/4 8:05 PM
Tigers Batters 118-383 .308 15 38 45 26 51 .493 .351 .844
 


Recommended Pickup

Julio Teheran, P, ATL - Teheran is arguably top pitching prospect in the minors; so any time he gets called up, it’s worth noting. Teheran posted a 2.55 ERA for Triple-A Gwinnett this season, and although he struggled a bit in two MLB starts, the 144 strong innings he threw at Triple-A carry much, much more weight. Teheran will get a start in a doubleheader on Thursday against the Mets and could provide a boost to fantasy teams looking for pitching down the stretch.

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