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Monday Lineup Card: The Price is Reimold

Anthony Tynan

Anthony Tynan

Anthony Tynan writes about fantasy sports for RotoWire.

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

Orioles (Jeremy Guthrie – R) at Red Sox (John Lackey – R), 1:05
Twins (Scott Diamond – L) at Yankees (A.J. Burnett – R), 1:05
Mariners (Charlie Furbush – L) at Indians (David Huff – L), 4:05
Angels (Jerome Williams – R) at Blue Jays (Ricky Romero – L), 7:07
Orioles (Brian Matusz – L) at Red Sox (Andrew Miller – L), 7:10
Cardinals (Kyle Lohse – R) at Phillies (Roy Halladay – R), 7:05
Braves (Mike Minor – L) at Marlins (Ricky Nolasco – R), 7:10
Astros (J.A. Happ – L) at Reds (TBA), 7:10
Brewers (Chris Narveson – L) at Cubs (Casey Coleman – R), 8:05
Padres (Cory Luebke – L) at Rockeis (Kevin Millwood – R), 8:40
Pirates (Jeff Karstens – R) at Diamondbacks (Ian Kennedy – R), 9:40

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)
Clay Buchholz, P, BOS – (Illness) Missed Sunday’s start, but looks like he will start Monday.
Justin Smoak, 1B, SEA – (Groin) Has not returned since injury on Wednesday, could miss remainder of season.
Phil Hughes, P, NYY – (Back) Monday start pushed back to Tuesday.
Sean Rodriguez, SS, TB – (Back) Returned to Sunday’s lineup after missing Saturday’s game.
Casper Wells, OF, SEA – (Illness) Scratched from Saturday’s lineup.
Erik Bedard, P, BOS – (Knee) Threw bullpen session Saturday, no return date set.
Jed Lowrie, SS, BOS – (Shoulder) Took batting practice Saturday, says he is ready to play but not in Sunday’s lineup.
Ryan Sweeney, OF, OAK – (Quadriceps) Has not started baseball activities yet.
Kevin Youkilis, 1B, BOS – (Hip) Not in Sunday’s lineup.
Justin Morneau, 1B, MIN – (Concussion) Likely out for season.
Mark Reynolds, 3B, BAL – (Head) Out of Sunday’s lineup.
Danny Valencia, 3B, MIN – (Illness) Scratched Sunday with flu.
Adam Jones, OF, BAL – (Thumb) Hopes to return for one of Monday’s games.
Dontrelle Willis, P, CIN – (Back) Scratched from Sunday’s start.
Logan Morrison, OF, FLA – (Knee) Out of lineup Sunday after getting hurt during a slide Saturday.
Angel Pagan, OF, NYM – (Quadriceps) Out Sunday, should return Tuesday.
Ramon Hernandez, C, CIN – (Lower Leg) Unavailable Saturday, did not start Sunday.
Rickie Weeks, 2B, MIL – (Ankle) Got Saturday off due to soreness but returned to lineup Sunday.

Players on the DL
Daniel Cortes, P, SEA – (Ankle) Out for season.
Clay Buchholz, P, BOS – (Back) Throwing at 75-80 percent in bullpen sessions, next step is simulated game.
Denard Span, OF, MIN – (Concussion) Hopeful to play again this season.

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

Called Up
Luis Mendoza, P, KC

Sent Down
None

Activated from DL
Francisco Liriano, P, MIN

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

Chicago Cubs – With Carlos Marmol having pitched a hefty two innings on Friday, the Cubs turned to Sean Marshall to close out Saturday’s win. Marshall gave up two hits, then loaded the bases with an intentional walk before shutting down Humberto Quintero to end the game.

San Francisco – Santiago Casilla had his first hiccup as the Giants closer, allowing two runs in the ninth inning. Thankfully for Giants fans still clinging to hope, the Giants led by three entering the ninth and Casilla was successfully able to close out the game.

Tampa Bay – Kyle Farnsworth is almost ready to return, but Joel Peralta picked up another save on Saturday. With the Rays continuing to make a charge at t

KEY MATCHUPS: HOT

Hot Batter Matchups At-Bats AVG HR XBH RBI BB K SLG OBP OPS
Jacoby Ellsbury - OF BOS vs BAL
9/19 1:05 PM
Jeremy Guthrie 13-31 .419 1 4 5 1 3 .613 .438 1.051
David Ortiz - DH BOS vs BAL
9/19 1:05 PM
Jeremy Guthrie 12-34 .353 3 8 8 4 6 .765 .425 1.190
Kevin Youkilis - 1B BOS vs BAL
9/19 1:05 PM
Jeremy Guthrie 11-40 .275 3 6 6 5 8 .575 .356 .931
Placido Polanco - 3B PHI vs STL
9/19 7:05 PM
Chris Carpenter 4-11 .364 0 1 1 0 0 .545 .364 .909
Erick Aybar - SS LAA @ TOR
9/19 7:07 PM
Ricky Romero 5-13 .385 0 2 3 0 3 .538 .385 .923
Kelly Johnson - 2B TOR vs LAA
9/19 7:07 PM
Jerome Williams 5-12 .417 0 0 0 2 2 .417 .500 .917
Matt Diaz - OF ATL @ FLA
9/19 7:10 PM
Ricky Nolasco 10-23 .435 1 5 1 2 6 .739 .480 1.219
Chipper Jones - 3B ATL @ FLA
9/19 7:10 PM
Ricky Nolasco 14-31 .452 4 8 10 3 2 .968 .486 1.454
Brian McCann - C ATL @ FLA
9/19 7:10 PM
Ricky Nolasco 14-38 .368 6 9 18 1 8 .921 .375 1.296
Geovany Soto - C CHC vs MIL
9/19 8:05 PM
Chris Narveson 4-10 .400 0 1 1 3 2 .500 .538 1.038
Orlando Hudson - 2B SD @ COL
9/19 8:40 PM
Kevin Millwood 7-14 .500 0 2 2 1 2 .643 .533 1.176
 
Hot Pitcher Matchups At-Bats Opp
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Chris Carpenter STL @ PHI
9/19 7:05 PM
Phillies Batters 20-97 .206 2 6 10 2 12 .323 .222 .545

 

KEY MATCHUPS: COLD

Cold Batter Matchups At-Bats AVG HR XBH RBI BB K SLG OBP OPS
Michael Cuddyer - OF MIN @ NYY
9/19 1:05 PM
A.J. Burnett 2-21 .095 0 1 1 2 7 .143 .174 .317
Hunter Pence - OF PHI vs STL
9/19 7:05 PM
Chris Carpenter 3-18 .167 1 2 5 0 5 .444 .167 .611
Jimmy Rollins - SS PHI vs STL
9/19 7:05 PM
Chris Carpenter 4-18 .222 0 0 0 0 2 .222 .222 .444
Jack Wilson - SS ATL @ FLA
9/19 7:10 PM
Ricky Nolasco 1-10 .100 0 0 0 2 3 .100 .250 .350
Aramis Ramirez - 3B CHC vs MIL
9/19 8:05 PM
Chris Narveson 2-11 .182 1 1 1 1 2 .455 .250 .705
 
Cold Pitcher Matchups At-Bats Opp
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Jeremy Guthrie BAL @ Bos
9/19 1:05 PM
Red Sox Batters 85-261 .326 8 31 26 20 37 .512 .374 .887
Ricky Nolasco FLA vs Atl
9/19 7:10 PM
Braves Batters 57-166 .343 13 27 37 12 34 .665 .382 1.047
 

Recommended Pickup

Nolan Reimold, OF, BAL – Reimold is getting every day at-bats and he is starting to flash some of his tools this September. In his last ten games, Reimold has three home runs and a surprising five stolen bases.

Other recent recommendations: Andres Torres, Brandon McCarthy, Alejandro De Aza, Salvador Perez, Randall Delgado

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