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Monday Lineup Card: This Drew's For You

Anthony Tynan

Anthony Tynan

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

Cardinals (Kyle Lohse – R) at Pirates (Brad Lincoln – R), 7:05
Rays (Jeff Niemann – R) at Orioles (Zach Britton – L), 7:05
Nationals (Ross Detwiler – L) at Mets (R.A. Dickey – R), 7:10
Cubs (Rodrigo Lopez – R) at Reds (Dontrelle Willis – L), 7:10
Marlins (Chris Volstad – R) at Braves (Brandon Beachy – R), 7:10
Phillies (Roy Oswalt – R) at Astros (Brett Myers – R), 8:05
Tigers (Rick Porcello – R) at White Sox (John Danks – L), 8:10
Angels (Joel Pineiro – R) at Athletics (Gio Gonzalez – L), 10:05
Yankees (Phil Hughes – R) at Mariners (Felix Hernandez – R), 10:10
Diamondbacks (Joe Saunders – L) at Dodgers (Ted Lilly – L), 10:10
Padres (Aaron Harang – R) at Giants (Eric Surkamp – L), 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
Russell Martin, C, NYY – (Thumb) Took foul tip and left Saturday, not in Sunday’s lineup.
Josh Beckett, P, BOS – (Ankle) Hopes to start Friday or Saturday.
Kevin Youkilis, 1B, BOS – (Hip) Will take days off through end of season, hernia will require offseason surgery.
John Lackey, P, BOS – (Calf) Expects to make next start Wednesday.
Erik Bedard, P, BOS – (Knee) Has rejoined team but expected to miss next start.
Conor Jackson, OF, BOS – (Knee) Cleared to play but did not start Sunday.
Coco Crisp, OF, OAK – (Ankle) Out Saturday and Sunday with swelling.
Jason Kubel, OF, MIN – (Foot) Out of Sunday’s lineup and is day-to-day.
Ben Revere, OF, MIN – (Illness) Has flu, not in Sunday’s lineup.
Edwin Encarnacion, 3B, TOR – (Shoulder) Out of Sunday’s lineup, but could be by design rather than injury.
Yunel Escobar, SS, TOR – (Elbow) Not in lineup Saturday or Sunday.
Brian Duensing, P, MIN – (Oblique) Has flu, will delay rehab.
Alex Burnett, P, MIN – (Illness) Unavailable due to flu Sunday.
Danny Valencia, 3B, MIN – (Shoulder) Scratched Sunday with soreness.
Adam Jones, OF, BAL – (Ankle) Scratched Sunday for second day in a row.
Nick Swisher, OF, NYY – (Elbow) Missing game again on Sunday.
Alex Avila, C, DET – (Chest) Big bruise from taking a ball to the chest Saturday, got routine day off Sunday and not expected to hurt his playing time.
Chase Utley, 2B, PHI – (Concussion) Cleared for light workouts but not returning in near future.
Mike Stanton, OF, FLA – (Hamstring) Out of lineup Sunday.
Logan Morrison, OF, FLA – (Knee) Out of lineup Sunday.
Juimmy Rollins, SS, PHI – (Groin) Out of lineup Sunday after pinch-hitting Saturday.
Wilson Valdez, SS, PHI – (Hamstring) Will be out for foreseeable future.
Tory Tulowitzki, SS, COL – (Hip) Out of Sunday’s lineup, could miss Tuesday as well.
Mark Ellis, 2B, COL – (Head) Took pitch to helmet Saturday, sat out Sunday.
Todd Helton, 1B, COL – (Back) Stiffness kept him out of Sunday’s lineup.
Tommy Hanson, P, ATL – (Shoulder) Threw bullpen session Sunday, another coming Tuesday. Braves want him to make one more regular season start.
Barry Zito, P, SF – (Ankle) Looks like he will return very soon.
Carlos Gonzalez, OF< COL – (Back) Scratched Sunday with stiffness.
Jeremy Affeldt, P, SF – (Hand) Freak injury, will miss rest of season even though not placed on DL.
Ryan Doumit, C, PIT – (Chest) Left Sunday after taking pitch to chest.

Players on the DL
Bobby Jenks, P, BOS – (Back) Shut down for season, needs back surgery.
Nelson Cruz, OF, TEX – (Hamstring) Looks like he will return Tuesday.
Clay Buchholz, P, BOS – (Back) Threw prior to Sunday’s game but season remains in doubt.
Sergio Escalona, P, HOU – (Ankle) Placed on DL and season is over.
Ryan Mattheus, P, WAS – (Shoulder) Threw Sunday, could return before end of season.
Ryan Spilborghs, OF, Col – (Foot) Out for season.

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)
Sergio Escalona, P, HOU – 60-day DL
Ryan Spilborghs, OF, COL – 60-day DL

Activated from the DL
Travis Hafner, DH, CLE

Called Up
Landon Powell, C, OAK
Michael Fiers, P, MIL
Jai Miller, P, OAK
Russ Canzler, 3B, TB
Dane De La Rosa, P, TB
Thomas Field, SS, COL
Drew Pomeranz, P, COL
Lance Pendleton, P, HOU

Designated For Assignment
Mike Ekstrom, P, TB
Matt Pagnozzi, C, COL

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

Florida – Leo Nunez stepped in Sunday and earned his first save in almost a month. The closer situation appears to be highly volatile in Florida.

St. Louis – Another save Sunday for Jason Motte. He looks like the full-time closer right now.

Toronto – Frank Francisco earned Sunday’s save and he appears to be the closer down the stretch. Meanwhile, Jon Rauch has not pitched in a week.

KEY MATCHUPS: HOT

Hot Batter Matchups At-Bats AVG HR XBH RBI BB K SLG OBP OPS
Nick Markakis - OF BAL vs TB
9/12 7:05 PM
Jeff Niemann 8-23 .348 1 3 3 3 3 .565 .423 .988
Matt Wieters - C BAL vs TB
9/12 7:05 PM
Jeff Niemann 5-13 .385 0 1 4 2 3 .462 .467 .929
Pedro Alvarez - 3B PIT vs STL
9/12 7:05 PM
Kyle Lohse 4-10 .400 1 3 4 1 3 .900 .455 1.355
Ryan Doumit - C PIT vs STL
9/12 7:05 PM
Kyle Lohse 4-13 .308 1 2 2 2 3 .615 .375 .990
Garrett Jones - 1B PIT vs STL
9/12 7:05 PM
Kyle Lohse 3-10 .300 1 2 3 1 0 .700 .364 1.064
Derrek Lee - 1B PIT vs STL
9/12 7:05 PM
Kyle Lohse 9-23 .391 2 5 5 1 7 .783 .417 1.200
Andrew McCutchen - OF PIT vs STL
9/12 7:05 PM
Kyle Lohse 5-12 .417 1 3 2 0 1 .833 .417 1.250
Martin Prado - 2B ATL vs FLA
9/12 7:10 PM
Chris Volstad 5-14 .357 0 2 0 0 1 .500 .357 .857
Marlon Byrd - OF CHC @ CIN
9/12 7:10 PM
Dontrelle Willis 6-20 .300 1 3 2 3 1 .550 .440 .990
Alfonso Soriano - OF CHC @ CIN
9/12 7:10 PM
Dontrelle Willis 8-21 .381 1 3 1 2 4 .619 .435 1.054
Rick Ankiel - OF WAS @ NYM
9/12 7:10 PM
R.A. Dickey 5-14 .357 0 2 1 0 0 .500 .357 .857
Jayson Werth - OF WAS @ NYM
9/12 7:10 PM
R.A. Dickey 6-17 .353 1 3 1 2 4 .647 .421 1.068
Paul Konerko - 1B CWS vs DET
9/12 8:10 PM
Rick Porcello 7-15 .467 1 3 5 2 1 .800 .529 1.329
Juan Pierre - OF CWS vs DET
9/12 8:10 PM
Rick Porcello 5-15 .333 1 3 5 2 0 .667 .412 1.079
Omar Vizquel - 3B CWS vs DET
9/12 8:10 PM
Rick Porcello 7-15 .467 0 0 3 0 2 .467 .438 .905
Carlos Guillen - 2B DET @ CWS
9/12 8:10 PM
John Danks 6-13 .462 0 1 3 2 2 .538 .533 1.071
Victor Martinez - C DET @ CWS
9/12 8:10 PM
John Danks 6-23 .261 3 3 5 1 2 .652 .292 .944
Magglio Ordonez - OF DET @ CWS
9/12 8:10 PM
John Danks 15-26 .577 2 6 7 1 2 .962 .593 1.555
Delmon Young - OF DET @ CWS
9/12 8:10 PM
John Danks 11-36 .306 2 5 5 1 2 .556 .333 .889
Russell Branyan - 1B LAA @ OAK
9/12 10:05 PM
Gio Gonzalez 3-11 .273 1 3 2 1 3 .727 .333 1.060
Alberto Callaspo - 3B LAA @ OAK
9/12 10:05 PM
Gio Gonzalez 5-14 .357 0 2 3 0 2 .571 .357 .928
Hideki Matsui - DH OAK vs LAA
9/12 10:05 PM
Joel Pineiro 5-14 .357 1 2 2 1 3 .643 .400 1.043
Chris Young - OF ARI @ LAD
9/12 10:10 PM
Ted Lilly 5-15 .333 1 5 3 0 5 .800 .333 1.133
James Loney - 1B LAD vs ARI
9/12 10:10 PM
Joe Saunders 6-15 .400 1 2 4 1 0 .667 .438 1.105
Nick Swisher - OF NYY @ SEA
9/12 10:10 PM
Felix Hernandez 8-34 .235 4 5 5 5 7 .618 .333 .951
Mark Teixeira - 1B NYY @ SEA
9/12 10:10 PM
Felix Hernandez 14-47 .298 3 7 6 3 11 .574 .333 .907
Carlos Beltran - OF SF vs SD
9/12 10:15 PM
Aaron Harang 7-23 .304 1 4 3 3 5 .565 .385 .950
Pat Burrell - OF SF vs SD
9/12 10:15 PM
Aaron Harang 6-16 .375 1 3 4 3 4 .688 .474 1.162
Mark DeRosa - OF SF vs SD
9/12 10:15 PM
Aaron Harang 5-17 .294 1 2 3 5 5 .529 .500 1.029
Mike Fontenot - 2B SF vs SD
9/12 10:15 PM
Aaron Harang 7-20 .350 3 4 7 3 1 .850 .417 1.267
 
Hot Pitcher Matchups At-Bats Opp
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BB K Opp
SLG
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Brett Myers HOU vs PHI
9/12 8:05 PM
Phillies Batters 21-111 .189 3 6 9 15 18 .290 .284 .575
Ted Lilly LAD vs ARI
9/12 10:10 PM
Diamondbacks Batters 13-68 .191 1 6 5 7 16 .293 .267 .560

 

KEY MATCHUPS: COLD

Cold Batter Matchups At-Bats AVG HR XBH RBI BB K SLG OBP OPS
Adam Jones - OF BAL vs TB
9/12 7:05 PM
Jeff Niemann 4-19 .211 0 0 1 0 6 .211 .250 .461
Brian McCann - C ATL vs FLA
9/12 7:10 PM
Chris Volstad 3-18 .167 1 1 2 1 2 .333 .211 .544
Aramis Ramirez - 3B CHC @ CIN
9/12 7:10 PM
Dontrelle Willis 2-17 .118 0 2 2 1 3 .235 .167 .402
Ramon Hernandez - C CIN vs CHC
9/12 7:10 PM
Rodrigo Lopez 2-12 .167 0 0 1 0 4 .167 .214 .381
Edgar Renteria - SS CIN vs CHC
9/12 7:10 PM
Rodrigo Lopez 1-15 .067 0 0 0 2 4 .067 .176 .243
Ian Desmond - SS WAS @ NYM
9/12 7:10 PM
R.A. Dickey 1-10 .100 0 0 0 1 2 .100 .182 .282
Ryan Zimmerman - 3B WAS @ NYM
9/12 7:10 PM
R.A. Dickey 2-10 .200 0 0 0 1 1 .200 .333 .533
Clint Barmes - 2B HOU vs PHI
9/12 8:05 PM
Roy Oswalt 2-16 .125 0 1 0 1 3 .188 .222 .410
Carlos Lee - OF HOU vs PHI
9/12 8:05 PM
Roy Oswalt 3-17 .176 0 0 1 1 3 .176 .263 .439
A.J. Pierzynski - C CWS vs DET
9/12 8:10 PM
Rick Porcello 2-11 .182 0 0 0 0 0 .182 .182 .364
Brandon Inge - 3B DET @ CWS
9/12 8:10 PM
John Danks 6-26 .231 1 2 4 1 8 .385 .286 .671
Bobby Abreu - OF LAA @ OAK
9/12 10:05 PM
Gio Gonzalez 1-14 .071 0 1 1 1 7 .143 .133 .276
Torii Hunter - OF LAA @ OAK
9/12 10:05 PM
Gio Gonzalez 2-15 .133 0 0 1 2 4 .133 .235 .368
Kurt Suzuki - C OAK vs LAA
9/12 10:05 PM
Joel Pineiro 0-10 .000 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Ryan Sweeney - OF OAK vs LAA
9/12 10:05 PM
Joel Pineiro 2-10 .200 0 0 2 0 0 .200 .200 .400
John McDonald - SS ARI @ LAD
9/12 10:10 PM
Ted Lilly 1-12 .083 0 0 0 1 1 .083 .154 .237
Justin Upton - OF ARI @ LAD
9/12 10:10 PM
Ted Lilly 2-10 .200 0 0 0 1 4 .200 .273 .473
Eric Chavez - 3B NYY @ SEA
9/12 10:10 PM
Felix Hernandez 3-23 .130 0 0 1 1 7 .130 .167 .297
Curtis Granderson - OF NYY @ SEA
9/12 10:10 PM
Felix Hernandez 11-34 .324 1 3 1 1 13 .471 .343 .814
Aubrey Huff - 1B SF vs SD
9/12 10:15 PM
Aaron Harang 1-10 .100 0 1 1 1 2 .200 .250 .450
 
Cold Pitcher Matchups At-Bats Opp
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BB K Opp
SLG
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OBP
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Kyle Lohse STL @ Pit
9/12 7:05 PM
Pirates Batters 36-97 .371 6 17 23 8 20 .681 .416 1.097
Dontrelle Willis CIN vs ChC
9/12 7:10 PM
Cubs Batters 20-69 .290 3 9 7 8 9 .508 .378 .886
Rick Porcello DET @ CWS
9/12 8:10 PM
White Sox Batters 32-97 .330 6 11 20 6 7 .585 .359 .945
Aaron Harang SD @ SF
9/12 10:15 PM
Giants Batters 41-132 .311 6 20 22 17 22 .555 .396 .952
 


Recommended Pickup

Drew Pomeranz, P, COL – The Rockies have wasted little time deploying the pieces from the Ubaldo Jimenez trade, bringing up Alex White last week and adding Pomeranz to the roster Sunday. Pomeranz has a high strikeout rate, but he will have to do a better job limiting free passes to win a spot in the rotation next spring. Pomeranz’s upside is very attractive, so he will be a keeper option at worst. At best, Pomeranz could help down the season’s final stretch stretch. He allowed just two hits and two walks in five scoreless innings in his debut, so hopefully you’re not too late to the party.

Other recent recommendations: Jim Johnson, David Murphy, Lucas Duda, Dee Gordon, Jerry Sands

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