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Mr. Moose: Tuesday Lineup Card

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)

White Sox (Gavin Floyd - R) @ Indians (Fausto Carmona - R), 1:05
Nationals (Ross Detwiler - L) @ Phillies (Kyle Kendrick - R), 1:05
White Sox (Dylan Axelrod - R) @ Indians (Zack McAllister - R), 7:05
Nationals (Tom Milone - L) @ Phillies (Cliff Lee - L), 7:05
Rays (Wade Davis - R) @ Yankees (Ivan Nova - R), 7:05
Angels (Joel Pineiro - R) @ Jays (Brett Cecil - L), 7:07
Braves (Randall Delgado - R) @ Marlins (Anibal Sanchez - R), 7:10
Astros (Bud Norris - R) @ Reds (Homer Bailey - R), 7:10
Orioles (Rick VandenHurk - R) @ Red Sox (Erik Bedard - L), 7:10
Brewers (Shaun Marcum - R) @ Cubs (Randy Wells - R), 8:05
Mariners (Jason Vargas - L) @ Twins (Liam Hendricks - R), 8:10
Tigers (Brad Penny - R) @ Royals (Luis Mendoza - R), 8:10
Mets (Mike Pelfrey - R) @ Cardinals (Edwin Jackson - R), 8:15
Padres (Mat Latos - R) @ Rockies (Jhoulys Chacin - R), 8:40
Pirates (Pirates - R) @ Diamondbacks (Daniel Hudson - R), 9:40
Rangers (Derek Holland - L) @ A's (Rick Harden - R), 10:05
Giants (Tim Lincecum - R) @ Dodgers (Clayton Kershaw - L), 10:10

Day game after a night game: PHI


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)
Carlos Gonzalez, OF, COL - (Wrist) Out Monday, probably won't return for a few days (if at all)
Yonder Alonso, 1B, CIN - (Ankle) Will be limited to PH duty for the rest of the season
Dontrelle Willis, P, CIN - (Back) Missing Monday's start
Tim Stauffer, P, SD - (Arm) Will miss his next start
Hector Gomez, SS, COL - (Back) Scratched Sunday because of spasms
Adam Jones, OF, BAL - (Thumb) Missed both games of Monday's double header
Mike Trout, OF, ANA - (Leg) Out on Monday
Carl Crawford, OF, BOS - (Neck) Day-to-day with neck stiffness
Yunel Escobar, SS, TOR - (Elbow) Out on Monday, still no timetable
Casper Wells, OF, SEA - (Illness) Sent to Seattle for an MRI
Wilson Betemit, 3B, DET - (Knee) Might be ready Tuesday
Carlos Guillen, 2B, DET - (Calf) Left Sunday's game with a right calf strain
Al Albuquerque, P, DET - (Hip) Might be available Tuesday or Wednesday
Brendan Ryan, SS, SEA - (Back) Out on Monday
Justin Smoak, 1B, SEA - (Groin) Possible he doesn't play again 2012
Dan Wheeler, P, BOS - (Forearm) Unavailable on Monday
Mark Reynolds, 3B, BAL - (Head) Will have more tests Tuesday
Kevin Youkilis, 1B, BOS - (Hip) DNP in Game 1 Monday
Brett Cecil, P, TOR - (Finger) Cleared to start Tuesday
Jose Molina, C, TOR - (Arm) OK to play
Jesus Guzman, 3B, SD (Neck) Scratched Monday with a sore neck
Ryan Howard, 1B, PHI (Ankle) Had a cortisone shot Monday, will sit for 2-4 days


Players on the DL/Out
Kerry Wood, P, CHI-N - (Knee) Torn meniscus will force season-ending surgery
Jorge De La Rosa, P, COL - (Elbow) Will start a throwing program Friday
Chase Headley, 3B, SD - (Finger) Will be activated off DL on Monday and held the pinch hitting duties
Johan Santana, P, NY-N - (Shoulder) Felt good after a three-inning sim game Sunday
Jonathan Broxton, P, LA - (Elbow) Had successful surgery Monday
Chone Figgins, 2B, SEA - (Hip) Shut down for the year
Josh Tomlin, P, CLE - (Elbow) On pace to start Sept. 24
Clay Buchholz, P, BOS - (Back) Will throw a simulated game Tuesday
J.D. Drew, OF, BOS - (Finger) No more neck problems, but now finger problems


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
NA

Called Up
Zach McAllister, P, CLE
Jarrod Parker, P, AZ
Rafael Dolis, P, CHI-N
Steven Clevenger, C, CHI-N

Sent Down
NA

Designated for Assignment
Tommy Manzella, SS, AZ


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

San Francisco - Brian Wilson returned from the DL and pitched a 1-2-3 inning in a blowout win over the Rockies. Santiago Casilla should return to set-up work.

New York-A - Mariano Rivera notched his MLB-leading 602nd career save Monday, but he won't be turning over the Yankee closer role any time soon.


KEY MATCHUPS: HOT

Hot Batter Matchups At-Bats AVG HR XBH RBI BB K SLG OBP OPS
Paul Konerko - 1B CWS @ CLE
9/20 1:05 PM
Fausto Carmona 6-13 .462 2 2 7 5 3 .923 .600 1.523
Jimmy Rollins - SS PHI vs WAS
9/20 1:05 PM
Ross Detwiler 6-12 .500 0 3 1 0 0 .750 .500 1.250
Ryan Zimmerman - 3B WAS @ PHI
9/20 1:05 PM
Kyle Kendrick 9-18 .500 1 7 2 2 3 1.000 .591 1.591
Robinson Cano - 2B NYY vs TB
9/20 7:05 PM
Wade Davis 5-12 .417 1 1 2 0 1 .667 .417 1.084
Alex Rodriguez - 3B NYY vs TB
9/20 7:05 PM
Wade Davis 4-12 .333 2 2 4 1 2 .833 .385 1.218
Yunel Escobar - SS TOR vs LAA
9/20 7:07 PM
Joel Pineiro 5-11 .455 0 2 0 1 0 .636 .500 1.136
Kelly Johnson - 2B TOR vs LAA
9/20 7:07 PM
Joel Pineiro 6-12 .500 2 2 4 1 1 1.000 .538 1.538
Jose Molina - C TOR vs LAA
9/20 7:07 PM
Joel Pineiro 5-14 .357 0 3 2 1 2 .571 .400 .971
Chipper Jones - 3B ATL @ FLA
9/20 7:10 PM
Anibal Sanchez 3-14 .214 1 1 1 5 4 .429 .421 .850
Brian McCann - C ATL @ FLA
9/20 7:10 PM
Anibal Sanchez 9-28 .321 1 3 8 3 5 .500 .387 .887
Vladimir Guerrero - DH BAL @ BOS
9/20 7:10 PM
Erik Bedard 6-13 .462 1 2 3 2 2 .769 .533 1.302
Prince Fielder - 1B MIL @ CHC
9/20 8:05 PM
Randy Wells 6-15 .400 1 2 1 1 3 .667 .438 1.105
Lance Berkman - 1B STL vs NYM
9/20 8:15 PM
Mike Pelfrey 5-10 .500 2 3 4 1 1 1.200 .583 1.783
Hideki Matsui - DH OAK vs TEX
9/20 10:05 PM
Derek Holland 4-13 .308 2 2 5 0 1 .769 .308 1.077
Kurt Suzuki - C OAK vs TEX
9/20 10:05 PM
Derek Holland 3-12 .250 2 3 4 0 2 .833 .250 1.083
Pat Burrell - OF SF @ LAD
9/20 10:10 PM
Clayton Kershaw 5-17 .294 1 4 6 2 4 .647 .333 .980
 
Hot Pitcher Matchups At-Bats Opp
AVG
HR
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BB K Opp
SLG
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Phil Hughes NYY vs TB
9/20 7:05 PM
Rays Batters 13-67 .194 4 5 10 9 13 .371 .297 .668
Randy Wells CHC vs MIL
9/20 8:05 PM
Brewers Batters 32-93 .344 2 11 12 3 19 .511 .369 .881
Tim Lincecum SF @ LAD
9/20 10:10 PM
Dodgers Batters 18-107 .168 0 3 6 9 31 .196 .238 .434

 

KEY MATCHUPS: COLD

Cold Batter Matchups At-Bats AVG HR XBH RBI BB K SLG OBP OPS
Travis Hafner - DH CLE vs CWS
9/20 1:05 PM
Gavin Floyd 1-11 .091 0 1 0 1 2 .182 .167 .349
Adam Dunn - 1B CWS @ CLE
9/20 1:05 PM
Fausto Carmona 2-11 .182 1 2 4 0 5 .545 .182 .727
Juan Pierre - OF CWS @ CLE
9/20 1:05 PM
Fausto Carmona 2-10 .200 0 0 1 2 1 .200 .333 .533
Alexei Ramirez - SS CWS @ CLE
9/20 1:05 PM
Fausto Carmona 2-11 .182 0 0 1 0 4 .182 .250 .432
Alex Rios - OF CWS @ CLE
9/20 1:05 PM
Fausto Carmona 3-20 .150 0 0 0 2 6 .150 .227 .377
Mark Teixeira - 1B NYY vs TB
9/20 7:05 PM
Wade Davis 1-10 .100 0 1 1 3 4 .200 .308 .508
Jose Bautista - 3B TOR vs LAA
9/20 7:07 PM
Joel Pineiro 2-10 .200 0 2 1 1 2 .400 .273 .673
Eric Hinske - OF ATL @ FLA
9/20 7:10 PM
Anibal Sanchez 1-11 .091 1 1 2 0 3 .364 .091 .455
Clint Barmes - 2B HOU @ CIN
9/20 7:10 PM
Homer Bailey 1-11 .091 0 0 0 0 1 .091 .091 .182
Carlos Pena - 1B CHC vs MIL
9/20 8:05 PM
Shaun Marcum 1-12 .083 0 0 0 2 6 .083 .214 .297
Adrian Beltre - 3B TEX @ OAK
9/20 10:05 PM
Rich Harden 2-13 .154 1 1 3 2 3 .385 .313 .698
Rod Barajas - C LAD vs SF
9/20 10:10 PM
Tim Lincecum 1-10 .100 0 0 0 0 3 .100 .100 .200
Tony Gwynn Jr. - OF LAD vs SF
9/20 10:10 PM
Tim Lincecum 3-15 .200 0 0 1 0 3 .200 .200 .400
James Loney - 1B LAD vs SF
9/20 10:10 PM
Tim Lincecum 6-33 .182 0 2 2 2 7 .242 .229 .471
Andres Torres - OF SF @ LAD
9/20 10:10 PM
Clayton Kershaw 2-12 .167 0 0 0 0 3 .167 .231 .398
 
Cold Pitcher Matchups At-Bats Opp
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HR
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RBI
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BB K Opp
SLG
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OBP
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Ross Detwiler WAS @ Phi
9/20 1:05 PM
Phillies Batters 22-66 .333 3 8 13 4 7 .524 .381 .905
Joel Pineiro LAA @ Tor
9/20 7:07 PM
Blue Jays Batters 28-86 .326 5 16 14 7 17 .630 .376 1.006
Derek Holland TEX @ Oak
9/20 10:05 PM
Athletics Batters 18-62 .290 4 8 12 5 10 .559 .343 .903
 


Recommended Pickup

Mike Moustakas, 3B, KC

We profiled Moustakas back in June when the Royals first called him up, but chances are he was dropped in most mixed redraft formats after he slashed a cool .187/.241/.235 through his first 50 MLB games. If that is the case, and you have a hole at a corner infield or utility slot, then Mr. Moose should be your guy. From September 8 to September 18, he raised his cumulative batting average from .227 to .251 while slugging .844 in 32 at-bats. He went 7-for-13 with two home runs and a double in a recent three-game series with the White Sox, and he gets to face them again this upcoming weekend. Obviously he has a ton of value in keeper formats, but he probably isn't available in those leagues.

Other recent recommendations: Nolan Reimold, Andres Torres, Brandon McCarthy, Alejandro De Aza, Salvador Perez


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Draft Street Lineup

C Nick Hundley ($5,764)
1B Paul Konerko ($6,835)
2B Robinson Cano ($8,677)
3B Mike Moustakas ($6,595)
SS Starlin Castro ($6,822)
OF Michael Bourn ($7,789)
OF Carlos Lee ($7,324)
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U Lance Berkman ($8,021
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