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Friday's Lineup Card: Streaming Time

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Projected Starters- A look at Friday's matchups (all times Eastern):
Reds (Edinson Volquez - R) at Pirates (Jeff Locke - L), 7:05
Twins (Carl Pavano - R) at Indians (Justin Masterson - R), 7:05
Braves (Tim Hudson - R) at Nationals (Stephen Strasburg - R), 7:05
Orioles (Alfredo Simon - R) at Tigers (Rick Porcello - R), 7:05
Red Sox (Jon Lester - L) at Yankees (Freddy Garcia - R), 7:05
Phillies (Cole Hamels - L) at Mets (R.A. Dickey - R), 7:10
Blue Jays (Brandon Morrow - R) at Rays (David Price - L), 7:10
Rockies (Drew Pomeranz - L) at Astros (Brett Myers - R), 8:05
Mariners (Anthony Vasquez - L) at Rangers (Matt Harrison - L), 8:05
Royals (Bruce Chen - L) at White Sox (Zach Stewart - R), 8:10
Marlins (Chris Volstad - R) at Brewers (Yovani Gallardo - R), 8:10
Cubs (Ryan Dempster - R) at Cardinals (Chris Carpenter - R), 8:15
Giants (Eric Surkamp - L) at Diamondbacks (Josh Collmenter - R), 9:40
Athletics (Gio Gonzalez - L) at Angels (Jered Weaver - R), 10:05
Dodgers (Ted Lilly - L) at Padres (Wade LeBlanc - L), 10:05

Day Game After a Night Game: None

Injuries - A brief look at players that 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 again Thursday
Leo Nunez, RP, FLA (personal) - Placed on restricted list and out a few days
Pablo Sandoval, 3B, SF (shoulder) - Back in the lineup Thursday
Todd Helton, 1B, COL (back) - Not expected to play again this year
Jayson Werth, OF, WAS (elbow) - Out Thursday, but expected back for weekend
Jason Isringhausen, RP, NYM (back) - Still having trouble; hopes to pitch before season's end
Matt Holliday, OF, STL (hand) - Out again Thursday
Lucas Duda, OF, NYM (undisclosed) - Sitting Thursday after hitting outfield wall Wednesday
Jason Bay, OF, NYM (illness) - Out of the lineup Thursday, but likely back Friday
Ryan Howard, 1B, PHI (ankle) - Expected back this weekend
Hunter Pence, OF, PHI (knee) - Could play Thursday, but likely held out €˜til Friday
Wilson Ramos, C, WAS (leg) - Out Thursday with soreness
Dan Haren, SP, LAA (wrist) - Confident he'll start on schedule Monday
Mark Lowe, RP, TEX (hamstring) - Grade 2 strain; out at least through ALDS
Yorvit Torrealba, C, TEX (head) - Left Thursday with headache after being hit with foul tip
Joakim Soria, RP, KC (hamstring) - Not likely to pitch until Saturday at earliest
Tommy Hunter, SP, BAL (groin) - Believes he'll be able to make final start Monday
Al Alburquerque, RP, DET (hip) - Making return Thursday night
Brendan Ryan, SS, SEA (back) - Out Thursday and could be done with little left to play
Casper Wells, OF, DET (illness) - Hopes to return for final few games of regular season
Phil Hughes, SP, NYY (back) - Could be out for the year
Kevin Youkilis, 1B, BOS (hip, sports hernia) - Will try hitting Friday
Wilson Betemit, 3B, DET (knee) - Out again Thursday

Players on the DL

Brett Lawrie, 3B, TOR (finger) - Placed on DL
Jonathan Sanchez, SP, SF (ankle) - Done for the season and likely as a Giant
Joba Chamberlain, RP, NYY (elbow) - Played catch for first time since TJ surgery Wednesday
Clay Buchholz, SP, BOS (back) - Will pitch in relief when he returns
Josh Tomlin, SP, CLE (elbow) - Despite successful simulated game Tuesday, shut down for the year
J.D. Drew, OF, BOS (finger) - Will try hitting Friday

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

Placed on DL

Brett Lawrie, 3B, TOR
Leo Nunez, RP, FLA (restricted list)

Closer Watch - A closer look at intriguing ninth-inning situations (check out our Closer Grid with the link to the left).

Royals - Joakim Soria remains out through the weekend, so (presumably) opportunity continues to knock on Greg Holland's door for the next couple days. The Royals haven't been getting into too many save situations, though.

Cardinals - The St. Louis bullpen exploded Thursday, as Jason Motte failed to retire any of the four batters he faced (three walks and an error) and was charged with all four runs (three earned) when Marc Rzepczynski and Fernando Salas chipped in by allowing another three hits and a walk in what ended up as a six-run ninth for the Mets. Motte had been laying down saves with regularity, but now he's given up runs in four consecutive outings. He may be tiring, as this is the most games and innings he's ever pitched.

Mets - After the big blown save in St. Louis, the oft-struggling Bobby Parnell blew away the Cards in order Thursday, recording a strikeout and a couple fly balls for his sixth save. Still a little wild, though - only half of his 16 pitches went for strikes.

Giants - All is right with the world, as Brian Wilson is back and picked up his 36th save Wednesday. He only needed to get one out, and he got it.

KEY MATCHUPS: HOT

Hot Batter Matchups At-Bats AVG HR XBH RBI BB K SLG OBP OPS
Carl Crawford - OF BOS @ NYY
9/23 7:05 PM
Freddy Garcia 6-18 .333 1 3 2 2 1 .667 .400 1.067
Marco Scutaro - SS BOS @ NYY
9/23 7:05 PM
Freddy Garcia 6-12 .500 0 3 0 0 1 .917 .500 1.417
Jim Thome - DH CLE vs MIN
9/23 7:05 PM
Carl Pavano 7-26 .269 1 2 3 8 9 .423 .429 .852
Michael Cuddyer - OF MIN @ CLE
9/23 7:05 PM
Justin Masterson 8-19 .421 0 1 2 1 5 .474 .476 .950
Denard Span - OF MIN @ CLE
9/23 7:05 PM
Justin Masterson 5-14 .357 1 2 1 5 1 .643 .526 1.169
Alex Rodriguez - 3B NYY vs BOS
9/23 7:05 PM
Jon Lester 6-26 .231 3 5 6 3 6 .654 .310 .964
Laynce Nix - OF WAS vs ATL
9/23 7:05 PM
Tim Hudson 6-14 .429 0 1 1 0 2 .500 .429 .929
Ivan Rodriguez - C WAS vs ATL
9/23 7:05 PM
Tim Hudson 8-19 .421 1 2 3 4 0 .632 .522 1.154
Jayson Werth - OF WAS vs ATL
9/23 7:05 PM
Tim Hudson 7-22 .318 1 3 6 2 5 .545 .375 .920
David Wright - 3B NYM vs PHI
9/23 7:10 PM
Cole Hamels 12-37 .324 2 6 6 1 11 .622 .342 .964
Raul Ibanez - OF PHI @ NYM
9/23 7:10 PM
R.A. Dickey 5-19 .263 2 2 5 1 1 .579 .300 .879
Jose Bautista - 3B TOR @ TB
9/23 7:10 PM
David Price 8-19 .421 3 4 4 3 2 .947 .522 1.469
Todd Helton - 1B COL @ HOU
9/23 8:05 PM
Brett Myers 5-16 .313 1 4 2 5 3 .688 .476 1.164
Ty Wigginton - 3B COL @ HOU
9/23 8:05 PM
Brett Myers 10-22 .455 1 6 1 0 1 .818 .478 1.296
Paul Konerko - 1B CWS vs KC
9/23 8:10 PM
Bruce Chen 6-17 .353 2 3 4 2 2 .765 .421 1.186
A.J. Pierzynski - C CWS vs KC
9/23 8:10 PM
Bruce Chen 8-15 .533 2 2 4 1 2 .933 .563 1.496
Tyler Colvin - OF CHC @ STL
9/23 8:15 PM
Chris Carpenter 3-11 .273 2 2 4 0 3 .818 .273 1.091
Aramis Ramirez - 3B CHC @ STL
9/23 8:15 PM
Chris Carpenter 20-60 .333 2 7 6 2 8 .517 .355 .872
Albert Pujols - 1B STL vs CHC
9/23 8:15 PM
Ryan Dempster 14-45 .311 6 7 12 9 1 .733 .418 1.151
Skip Schumaker - 2B STL vs CHC
9/23 8:15 PM
Ryan Dempster 18-40 .450 0 3 5 1 5 .525 .463 .988
Orlando Cabrera - SS SF @ ARI
9/23 9:40 PM
Joe Saunders 12-22 .545 0 6 0 2 0 .818 .583 1.401
Aubrey Huff - 1B SF @ ARI
9/23 9:40 PM
Joe Saunders 9-21 .429 0 0 0 0 2 .429 .429 .858
Russell Branyan - 1B LAA vs OAK
9/23 10:05 PM
Gio Gonzalez 3-11 .273 1 3 2 1 3 .727 .333 1.060
Alberto Callaspo - 3B LAA vs OAK
9/23 10:05 PM
Gio Gonzalez 5-14 .357 0 2 3 0 2 .571 .357 .928
Kurt Suzuki - C OAK @ LAA
9/23 10:05 PM
Jered Weaver 10-32 .313 1 5 4 3 4 .531 .371 .902
Ryan Sweeney - OF OAK @ LAA
9/23 10:05 PM
Jered Weaver 7-20 .350 0 2 0 3 5 .450 .435 .885
Jeremy Hermida - OF SD vs LAD
9/23 10:05 PM
Ted Lilly 4-10 .400 0 2 2 0 4 .600 .400 1.000
 
Hot Pitcher Matchups At-Bats Opp
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Carl Pavano MIN @ CLE
9/23 7:05 PM
Indians Batters 21-98 .214 3 5 9 16 20 .336 .321 .657
Brandon Morrow TOR @ TB
9/23 7:10 PM
Rays Batters 22-110 .200 1 7 6 18 39 .277 .311 .588
Chris Volstad FLA @ MIL
9/23 8:10 PM
Brewers Batters 15-66 .227 0 0 4 4 9 .231 .280 .511
Ted Lilly LAD @ SD
9/23 10:05 PM
Padres Batters 22-89 .247 0 4 5 3 25 .295 .272 .567

 

KEY MATCHUPS: COLD

Cold Batter Matchups At-Bats AVG HR XBH RBI BB K SLG OBP OPS
Joey Gathright - OF BOS @ NYY
9/23 7:05 PM
Freddy Garcia 0-10 .000 0 0 2 0 3 .000 .000 .000
Kevin Youkilis - 1B BOS @ NYY
9/23 7:05 PM
Freddy Garcia 2-11 .182 0 0 3 1 3 .182 .250 .432
Asdrubal Cabrera - SS CLE vs MIN
9/23 7:05 PM
Carl Pavano 0-16 .000 0 0 1 1 4 .000 .056 .056
Matt LaPorta - 1B CLE vs MIN
9/23 7:05 PM
Carl Pavano 2-11 .182 1 1 2 0 0 .455 .182 .637
Jorge Posada - C NYY vs BOS
9/23 7:05 PM
Jon Lester 4-21 .190 0 0 0 2 6 .190 .261 .451
Nick Swisher - OF NYY vs BOS
9/23 7:05 PM
Jon Lester 4-25 .160 2 4 4 4 8 .480 .290 .770
Mark Teixeira - 1B NYY vs BOS
9/23 7:05 PM
Jon Lester 4-24 .167 1 1 2 2 9 .292 .231 .523
Alex Cora - SS WAS vs ATL
9/23 7:05 PM
Tim Hudson 1-10 .100 0 1 0 0 1 .300 .100 .400
Ian Desmond - SS WAS vs ATL
9/23 7:05 PM
Tim Hudson 4-20 .200 0 0 0 2 4 .200 .273 .473
Ryan Zimmerman - 3B WAS vs ATL
9/23 7:05 PM
Tim Hudson 7-37 .189 0 1 1 2 6 .216 .231 .447
Reid Brignac - SS TB vs TOR
9/23 7:10 PM
Brandon Morrow 0-12 .000 0 0 0 1 6 .000 .077 .077
John Jaso - C TB vs TOR
9/23 7:10 PM
Brandon Morrow 3-13 .231 0 0 2 0 2 .231 .231 .462
B.J. Upton - OF TB vs TOR
9/23 7:10 PM
Brandon Morrow 1-13 .077 0 1 0 3 9 .154 .250 .404
Ben Zobrist - 2B TB vs TOR
9/23 7:10 PM
Brandon Morrow 3-15 .200 0 1 0 3 4 .267 .333 .600
Edwin Encarnacion - 3B TOR @ TB
9/23 7:10 PM
David Price 1-10 .100 1 1 1 2 2 .400 .250 .650
Adam Lind - 1B TOR @ TB
9/23 7:10 PM
David Price 6-27 .222 0 2 2 1 7 .296 .276 .572
Alex Rios - OF CWS vs KC
9/23 8:10 PM
Bruce Chen 3-20 .150 0 0 2 0 8 .150 .182 .332
Nyjer Morgan - OF MIL vs FLA
9/23 8:10 PM
Chris Volstad 2-12 .167 0 0 1 0 3 .167 .214 .381
Rafael Furcal - SS STL vs CHC
9/23 8:15 PM
Ryan Dempster 2-26 .077 0 0 0 1 8 .077 .111 .188
Bobby Abreu - OF LAA vs OAK
9/23 10:05 PM
Gio Gonzalez 1-14 .071 0 1 1 1 7 .143 .133 .276
Torii Hunter - OF LAA vs OAK
9/23 10:05 PM
Gio Gonzalez 2-15 .133 0 0 1 2 4 .133 .235 .368
Matt Kemp - OF LAD @ SD
9/23 10:05 PM
Wade LeBlanc 1-10 .100 0 0 0 3 2 .100 .308 .408
Coco Crisp - OF OAK @ LAA
9/23 10:05 PM
Jered Weaver 4-21 .190 0 1 0 1 6 .238 .227 .465
Cliff Pennington - SS OAK @ LAA
9/23 10:05 PM
Jered Weaver 2-21 .095 0 0 1 1 7 .095 .136 .231
Nick Hundley - C SD vs LAD
9/23 10:05 PM
Ted Lilly 1-15 .067 0 0 1 0 9 .067 .067 .134
 
Cold Pitcher Matchups At-Bats Opp
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Joe Saunders ARI vs SF
9/23 9:40 PM
Giants Batters 32-72 .444 0 8 1 5 6 .552 .481 1.033
 


Recommended Pickup

Drew Pomeranz, SP, COL - The end of the year is almost always streaming time, and Pomeranz has himself a nice matchup against an uninspiring Houston team that's only scored more than three runs one time in their last seven games - and in that one game, they scored four runs. He's been effective so far in two Coors Field starts (degree of difficulty!), allowing just two runs in 10.2 innings - quite promising - and the big lefty put up great numbers in High-A and Double-A this year - a combined 1.78 ERA and 119 strikeouts in 101 innings. At 22, he's no finished product, but he's a nice little stream start.

Other recent recommendations: Jerry Sands, Octavio Dotel, Mike Moustakas, Nolan Reimold, Andres Torres

DraftStreet Lineup

C - Victor Martinez, DET ($6,581)
1B - Paul Konerko, CWS ($7,533)
2B - Rickie Weeks, MIL ($5,654)
3B - Mike Moustakas, KC ($6,216)
SS - Elvis Andrus, TEX ($6,905)
OF - Jose Bautista, TOR ($8,492)
OF - Carl Crawford, BOS ($6,951)
OF - Andrew McCutchen, PIT ($6,370)
UTIL - David Freese, STL ($5,703)
UTIL - Mark Trumbo, LAA ($6,580)
SP - Stephen Strasburg, WAS ($7,975)
SP - Brandon Morrow, TOR ($10,671)
RP - John Axford, MIL ($2,766)
P - Ted Lilly, LAD ($11,580)

Total: $99,977

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