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Saturday Lineup Card: Cishek By the Seashore

Kevin O'Brien

Kevin O'Brien

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

Braves (Brandon Beachy - R) at Nationals (Chien-Ming Wang - R), 1:05
Twins (Brian Duensing - L) at Indians (David Huff - L), 1:05
Cubs (Rodrigo Lopez - R) at Cardinals (Kyle Lohse - R), 1:10
Phillies (Cole Hamels - L) at Mets (R.A. Dickey - R), 1:10
Red Sox (Jon Lester - L) at Yankees (Freddy Garcia - R), 4:10
Mariners (Felix Hernandez - R) at Rangers (Alexi Ogando - R), 4:10
Orioles (Jeremy Guthrie - R) at Tigers (Justin Verlander - R), 7:05
Reds (Travis Wood - L) at Pirates (Brad Lincoln - R), 7:05
Rockies (Jason Hammel - R) at Astros (J.A. Happ - R), 7:05
Twins (Scott Diamond - L) at Indians (Mitch Talbot - R), 7:05 (DH)
Marlins (Alex Sanabia - R) at Brewers (Zack Greinke - R), 7:10
Royals (Everett Teaford - L) at Whtie Sox (John Danks - L), 7:10
Phillies (Joe Blanton - R) at Mets (Dillon Gee- R), 7:10 (DH)
Blue Jays (Ricky Romero - L) at Rays (Jeff Niemann - R), 7:10
Giants (Eric Surkamp - L) at Diamondbacks (Ian Kennedy - R),8:10
Dodgers (Chad Billingsley - R) at Padres (Aaron Harang - R), 8:35
A’s (Guillermo Moscoso - R) at Angels (Jerome Williams - R), 9:05

Day game after a night game: ATL, WAS, MIN, CLE, CHC, STL, PHI, NYM, BOS, NYY, SEA, TEX

Injuries - A brief look at players who have been missing time with minor ailments and their expected returns

Day-to-Day
Carlos Gonzalez, OF, COL - (Wrist) Did not start Friday; doubtful to play again this season
Matt Holliday, OF, STL - (Hand) Did not start Friday, but could be available to pinch hit
Ryan Howard, 1B, PHI - (Ankle) Returned to the lineup Friday
Hunter Pence, OF, PHI - (Shoulder) Will likely return to the lineup Saturday
Aramis Ramirez, 3B, CHC - (Quad) Will likely return Monday or Tuesday
Jayson Werth, OF, WAS - (Elbow) Returned to the lineup Friday
Pablo Sandoval, 3B, SF - (Shoulder) Was not in Friday’s lineup
Kyle Farnsworth, RP, TB - (Elbow) Available out of the bullpen Friday
Carlos Quentin, OF, CWS - (Shoulder) Not expected to play again this season
Phil Hughes, SP, NYY - (Back) In line to start next week
Jesus Guzman, 1B, SD - (Neck) Late scratch from Friday’s lineup
Kyle Blanks, OF, SD - (Quad) Still out of the lineup
Danny Valencia, 3B, MIN - (Undisclosed) Held out of Friday’s lineup
Denard Span, OF, MIN - (Undisclosed) Held out of Friday’s lineup
Lucas Duda, OF, NYM - (Head) Was not in Friday’s lineup
Wilson Ramos, C, WAS - (Illness) Returned to the lineup Friday
Alex Gonzalez, SS, ATL -(Calf) Was not in the lineup for Friday’s game
Wilson Betemit, 3B, DET - (Knee) Was not in Friday’s lineup
Al Alburquerque, RP, DET - (Hip) Threw an inning in Thursday’s game
Brendan Ryan, SS, SEA - (Neck) Likely done for the season
Casper Wells, OF, SEA - (Illness) “Long shot” to play again this season
Aaron Cook, SP, COL - (Hip) Will not pitch again this season
Peter Moylan, RP, ATL - (Shoulder) Diagnosed with torn labrum and rotator cuff
Alex Gordon, OF, KC - Was not in Friday’s lineup due to a bout with the flu
Adam Lind, 1B, TOR - Missed Friday’s game to attend the birth of his child
Angel Pagan, OF, NYM - Scratched from Friday’s lineup with headaches
Jose Altuve, 2B, HOU - Scratched from Friday’s lineup with a bruised elbow
Miguel Cairo, 3B, CIN - Underwent shoulder surgery Friday, which will end his season
Jason Giambi, 1B, COL - Will be limited to pinch-hit duty the rest of the way due to a sore back
Mike Gonzalez, RP, ATL - Unavailable for a couple days due to a virus

Players on the DL
Tommy Hanson, SP, ATL - (Shoulder) Pulled from Friday’s instructional league game; will not pitch again in the regular season
Jair Jurrjens, SP, ATL - (Knee) Will throw 50 pitches in an instructional league game Saturday
Clay Buchholz, SP, BOS - (Back) Threw two simulated innings Friday
Dallas Braden, SP, OAK - (Shoulder) Cleared to resume throwing
Francisco Cervelli, C, NYY - (Concussion) Cleared to resume working out
George Sherrill, RP, ATL - (Elbow) Could be activated in the next couple days
Kris Medlen, P, ATL - (Elbow) Will likely be activated sometime this weekend

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

Designated For Assignment
Esmerling Vasquez, P, AZ

Traded
Mike Zagurski, RP - from PHI to AZ

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

New York (NL) - Bobby Parnell tossed a scoreless ninth inning in Thursday’s game to pick up his sixth save of the season. Parnell has been up-and-down this month, but he has not allowed an earned run in his last 6.2 innings.

Oakland - Andrew Bailey recovered from a rough outing last time out to pick up his 21st save of the season Thursday. Bailey hasn’t been nearly as dominant this year as he was a season ago, but don’t forget he posted an ERA under 2.00 each of the last two seasons.

KEY MATCHUPS: HOT

Hot Batter Matchups At-Bats AVG HR XBH RBI BB K SLG OBP OPS
Eric Hinske - OF ATL @ WAS
9/24 1:05 PM
Chien-Ming Wang 13-30 .433 2 7 4 2 3 .800 .469 1.269
Denard Span - OF MIN @ CLE
9/24 1:05 PM
David Huff 6-15 .400 0 0 4 3 2 .400 .500 .900
Aramis Ramirez - 3B CHC @ STL
9/24 1:10 PM
Kyle Lohse 7-15 .467 1 4 5 0 0 .867 .500 1.367
Alfonso Soriano - OF CHC @ STL
9/24 1:10 PM
Kyle Lohse 15-39 .385 2 5 7 2 4 .615 .415 1.030
David Wright - 3B NYM vs PHI
9/24 1:10 PM
Cole Hamels 12-37 .324 2 6 6 1 11 .622 .342 .964
Raul Ibanez - OF PHI @ NYM
9/24 1:10 PM
R.A. Dickey 5-19 .263 2 2 5 1 1 .579 .300 .879
Rafael Furcal - SS STL vs CHC
9/24 1:10 PM
Rodrigo Lopez 10-26 .385 2 5 7 0 4 .769 .385 1.154
Skip Schumaker - 2B STL vs CHC
9/24 1:10 PM
Rodrigo Lopez 4-10 .400 0 2 1 0 0 .600 .400 1.000
Carl Crawford - OF BOS @ NYY
9/24 4:10 PM
Freddy Garcia 6-18 .333 1 3 2 2 1 .667 .400 1.067
Marco Scutaro - SS BOS @ NYY
9/24 4:10 PM
Freddy Garcia 6-12 .500 0 3 0 0 1 .917 .500 1.417
Nelson Cruz - OF TEX vs SEA
9/24 4:10 PM
Felix Hernandez 11-39 .282 3 4 4 2 6 .538 .317 .855
Vladimir Guerrero - DH BAL @ DET
9/24 7:05 PM
Justin Verlander 8-19 .421 0 1 1 0 2 .474 .421 .895
Magglio Ordonez - OF DET vs BAL
9/24 7:05 PM
Jeremy Guthrie 6-10 .600 1 3 1 0 1 1.100 .600 1.700
Johnny Damon - OF TB vs TOR
9/24 7:10 PM
Ricky Romero 6-10 .600 1 3 1 6 0 1.100 .750 1.850
Ben Zobrist - 2B TB vs TOR
9/24 7:10 PM
Ricky Romero 7-15 .467 1 3 6 2 2 .800 .529 1.329
Mark Teahen - 3B TOR @ TB
9/24 7:10 PM
Jeff Niemann 3-10 .300 1 2 1 0 5 .700 .300 1.000
Matt Kemp - OF LAD @ SD
9/24 8:35 PM
Aaron Harang 4-12 .333 1 2 4 1 2 .667 .357 1.024
Orlando Hudson - 2B SD vs LAD
9/24 8:35 PM
Chad Billingsley 7-20 .350 0 2 1 3 3 .450 .435 .885
 
Hot Pitcher Matchups At-Bats Opp
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Justin Verlander DET vs BAL
9/24 7:05 PM
Orioles Batters 22-102 .216 0 7 4 4 31 .299 .244 .543
Ian Kennedy ARI vs SF
9/24 8:10 PM
Giants Batters 15-73 .205 1 3 6 6 10 .284 .273 .557

 

KEY MATCHUPS: COLD

Cold Batter Matchups At-Bats AVG HR XBH RBI BB K SLG OBP OPS
Michael Cuddyer - OF MIN @ CLE
9/24 1:05 PM
David Huff 2-12 .167 1 1 1 2 0 .417 .286 .703
Albert Pujols - 1B STL vs CHC
9/24 1:10 PM
Rodrigo Lopez 0-11 .000 0 0 1 1 3 .000 .077 .077
Joey Gathright - OF BOS @ NYY
9/24 4:10 PM
Freddy Garcia 0-10 .000 0 0 2 0 3 .000 .000 .000
Kevin Youkilis - 1B BOS @ NYY
9/24 4:10 PM
Freddy Garcia 2-11 .182 0 0 3 1 3 .182 .250 .432
Josh Hamilton - OF TEX vs SEA
9/24 4:10 PM
Felix Hernandez 6-33 .182 1 4 3 8 9 .394 .357 .751
Ian Kinsler - 2B TEX vs SEA
9/24 4:10 PM
Felix Hernandez 8-49 .163 1 4 4 9 8 .286 .328 .614
Mitch Moreland - 1B TEX vs SEA
9/24 4:10 PM
Felix Hernandez 2-10 .200 0 1 1 2 3 .300 .333 .633
J.J. Hardy - SS BAL @ DET
9/24 7:05 PM
Justin Verlander 2-16 .125 0 1 1 1 3 .188 .167 .355
Adam Jones - OF BAL @ DET
9/24 7:05 PM
Justin Verlander 1-13 .077 0 0 0 0 6 .077 .077 .154
Nick Markakis - OF BAL @ DET
9/24 7:05 PM
Justin Verlander 5-26 .192 0 2 0 2 10 .269 .250 .519
Miguel Cabrera - 1B DET vs BAL
9/24 7:05 PM
Jeremy Guthrie 2-10 .200 0 0 0 2 4 .200 .333 .533
Brandon Inge - 3B DET vs BAL
9/24 7:05 PM
Jeremy Guthrie 3-15 .200 0 1 1 2 4 .267 .294 .561
Delmon Young - OF DET vs BAL
9/24 7:05 PM
Jeremy Guthrie 2-14 .143 0 0 0 1 0 .143 .250 .393
Omar Infante - 2B FLA @ MIL
9/24 7:10 PM
Zack Greinke 0-13 .000 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000
Jose Lopez - 3B FLA @ MIL
9/24 7:10 PM
Zack Greinke 4-24 .167 1 1 1 0 4 .292 .167 .459
Alex Gordon - OF KC @ CWS
9/24 7:10 PM
John Danks 1-13 .077 0 1 0 3 1 .154 .294 .448
B.J. Upton - OF TB vs TOR
9/24 7:10 PM
Ricky Romero 1-14 .071 0 0 0 3 4 .071 .235 .306
Jose Bautista - 3B TOR @ TB
9/24 7:10 PM
Jeff Niemann 2-15 .133 0 1 0 4 4 .200 .381 .581
Pablo Sandoval - 3B SF @ ARI
9/24 8:10 PM
Ian Kennedy 3-14 .214 0 1 1 0 4 .286 .214 .500
Andres Torres - OF SF @ ARI
9/24 8:10 PM
Ian Kennedy 3-17 .176 0 1 0 0 4 .235 .176 .411
Chase Headley - 3B SD vs LAD
9/24 8:35 PM
Chad Billingsley 7-30 .233 1 2 3 1 10 .367 .258 .625
Nick Hundley - C SD vs LAD
9/24 8:35 PM
Chad Billingsley 2-10 .200 0 1 0 0 2 .300 .273 .573
 
Cold Pitcher Matchups At-Bats Opp
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HR
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BB K Opp
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Kyle Lohse STL vs ChC
9/24 1:10 PM
Cubs Batters 40-120 .333 4 14 22 8 20 .522 .379 .901
Ricky Romero TOR @ TB
9/24 7:10 PM
Rays Batters 23-79 .291 3 9 12 20 17 .525 .443 .968
 


Recommended Pickup

Steve Cishek, RP, FLA - With Leo Nunez unavailable for the rest of the season, Cishek figures to assume the closer’s role for the Marlins over the final week. Cishek has posted a 2.84 ERA and 52:18 K:BB ratio in 50.2 innings this season, so he may get you a few strikeouts in addition to a save or two. Cishek’s long-term outlook is still questionable, but he has at least solidified a spot in the Marlins’ bullpen next season.

Other recent recommendations: Drew Pomeranz, Jerry Sands, Octavio Dotel, Mike Moustakas, Nolan Reimold

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