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Friday Lineup Card: Nightmare on Elm St. Edition

Andrew Fiorentino

Andrew Fiorentino

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Friday's Starters

Angels (Ervin Santana - R) at Yankees (Hiroki Kuroda - R), 1:05
Rays (David Price - L) at Red Sox (Josh Beckett - R), 2:05
Tigers (Max Scherzer - R) at White Sox (Jake Peavy - R), 2:10
Cubs (Jeff Samardzija - R) at Cardinals (Adam Wainwright - R), 3:15
Indians (Derek Lowe - R) at Royals (Luke Hochevar - R), 4:10
Pirates (James McDonald - R) at Giants (Matt Cain - R), 4:35
Mets (R.A. Dickey - R) at Phillies (Cliff Lee - L), 7:05
Reds (Bronson Arroyo - R) at Nationals (Jordan Zimmermann - R), 7:05
Orioles (Tommy Hunter - R) at Blue Jays (Brandon Morrow - R), 7:07
Astros (Lucas Harrell - R) at Marlins (Ricky Nolasco - R), 7:10
Brewers (Randy Wolf - L) at Braves (Jair Jurrjens - R), 7:35
Rangers (Matt Harrison - L) at Twins (Anthony Swarzak - R), 8:10
Diamondbacks (Dan Hudson - R) at Rockies (Juan Nicasio - R), 8:40
Athletics (Bartolo Colon - R) at Mariners (Felix Hernandez - R), 10:10
Padres (Clayton Richard - L) at Dodgers (Aaron Harang - R), 10:10

Day Game After Night Game: None

Injuries

Day-to-Day

David Wright, 3B, NYM (pinky) - Likely will either play Friday or hit the DL
Lance Berkman, 1B, STL (calf) - Has a minor tear, but expected back Tuesday
Scott Downs, RP, LAA (ankle) - Left Thursday's game after colliding with Denard Span
Jeremy Hellickson, SP, TB (head) - Expects to start on schedule Saturday
Luke Scott, DH, TB (hamstring) - Out Thursday
Matt Lindstrom, RP, BAL (back) - Was unavailable Wednesday
Cliff Pennington, SS, OAK (knee) - Left Wednesday's game after fouling ball off knee
Josh Reddick, OF, OAK (head) - Expects to play Friday
Liam Hendriks, SP, MIN (illness) - Scheduled to make season debut Sunday

Disabled List

Michael Morse, OF, WAS (back) - Shut down for six weeks
Stephen Drew, SS, AZ (ankle) - Went 1-for-4 in extended ST game
Tim Stauffer, SP, SD (triceps) - Played catch; about three weeks away
Chase Utley, 2B, PHI (knee) - Could stay in Arizona with physical therapist through late April
Ryan Howard, 1B, PHI (Achilles) - Saw wound specialists on Thursday; progress will determine when he increases activity level
Drew Storen, RP, WAS (elbow) - Had minor bone fragment surgery; expected back before All-Star break
Brett Anderson, SP, OAK (elbow) - Continues to work back from TJ; mid-July return targeted
Rich Hill, RP, BOS (elbow) - TJ rehab appearance in High-A scheduled for Friday
Michael Martinez, 2B, PHI (foot) - Late-April or early-May return likely
Andrew Miller, RP, BOS (hamstring) - Pitched 1.2 innings in Triple-A Thursday
Lorenzo Cain, OF, KC (groin) - Placed on DL
Jerome Williams, SP, LAA (hamstring) - Scheduled to join rotation Sunday
Brandon Inge, 3B, DET (groin) - Expected back Saturday
Felipe Paulino, SP, KC (elbow) - Close to rehab assignment
Kyle Waldrop, RP, MIN (elbow) - Scheduled to throw a bullpen this weekend
Michael Kohn, RP, LAA (elbow) - TJ surgery on tap

Transactions 

Placed on DL
Lorenzo Cain, OF, KC (groin)

Optioned to Triple-A
Clete Thomas, OF, DET (DFA)
Brian Bixler, 2B, HOU

Called Up
Drew Smyly, SP, DET

Closer Watch

Dodgers - Javy Guerra appeared yet again Thursday, nailing down his fifth save in five tries with a perfect inning and a strikeout. Guerra has allowed just two baserunners in his five scoreless innings so far. Sorry, Kenley Jansen owners.

Rangers - Mike Adams was called on for the save Thursday, and he got it despite allowing a run on two hits. Nathan got blown up for three runs and a loss his last time out, but had appeared in games on consecutive days and was unavailable to pitch Thursday. It's clear that Adams is the first choice to replace him if a move is made at some point this season, however.

Giants - Brian Wilson has given up a run in each of his first two appearances and has hardly looked sharp, but he did nail down the save Thursday. His is a situation to monitor; Sergio Romo is the likely second hand on deck.

Twins - Matt Capps made it interesting Thursday against the Angels, as he entered with a three-run lead and gave two runs up before finishing it off. He's another at-risk arm, but there's not a natural inheritor in the Twins' pen.

Washington - Drew Storen is out for the first half of the year, so this is an official battle between Brad Lidge and Henry Rodriguez, and to an extent Tyler Clippard. Lidge had the worst of it Thursday, giving up two hits and two walks to blow the save. Craig Stammen struck out the side on 10 pitches in the 10th inning for the win; perhaps he could be in the mix as well.

KEY MATCHUPS: HOT

Hot Batter Matchups At-Bats AVG HR XBH RBI BB K SLG OBP OPS
Robinson Cano - 2B NYY vs LAA
4/13 1:05 PM
Ervin Santana 8-26 .308 2 4 6 1 2 .615 .321 .936
Raul Ibanez - OF NYY vs LAA
4/13 1:05 PM
Ervin Santana 7-27 .259 2 5 7 6 4 .630 .394 1.024
Derek Jeter - SS NYY vs LAA
4/13 1:05 PM
Ervin Santana 14-31 .452 3 5 5 3 7 .806 .514 1.320
Darnell McDonald - OF BOS vs TB
4/13 2:05 PM
David Price 4-12 .333 1 2 1 2 3 .750 .429 1.179
Kevin Youkilis - 3B BOS vs TB
4/13 2:05 PM
David Price 5-13 .385 0 2 0 0 2 .538 .429 .967
Evan Longoria - 3B TB @ BOS
4/13 2:05 PM
Josh Beckett 9-29 .310 1 4 5 1 7 .517 .333 .850
Luke Scott - DH TB @ BOS
4/13 2:05 PM
Josh Beckett 10-23 .435 3 3 7 5 5 .826 .536 1.362
David DeJesus - OF CHC @ STL
4/13 3:15 PM
Adam Wainwright 4-11 .364 1 1 2 0 2 .636 .364 1.000
Shin-Soo Choo - OF CLE @ KC
4/13 4:10 PM
Luke Hochevar 13-23 .565 3 7 10 2 4 1.130 .600 1.730
Garrett Jones - 1B PIT @ SF
4/13 4:35 PM
Matt Cain 4-12 .333 1 2 2 1 3 .667 .385 1.052
Pablo Sandoval - 3B SF vs PIT
4/13 4:35 PM
James McDonald 4-10 .400 0 1 1 1 0 .500 .455 .955
Mark DeRosa - 3B WAS vs CIN
4/13 7:05 PM
Bronson Arroyo 10-28 .357 1 2 2 1 4 .500 .379 .879
Xavier Nady - OF WAS vs CIN
4/13 7:05 PM
Bronson Arroyo 7-24 .292 2 3 5 0 2 .583 .292 .875
Ryan Zimmerman - 3B WAS vs CIN
4/13 7:05 PM
Bronson Arroyo 7-20 .350 0 3 2 1 2 .500 .381 .881
Chipper Jones - 3B ATL vs MIL
4/13 7:35 PM
Randy Wolf 13-32 .406 1 6 4 8 3 .656 .537 1.193
Brian McCann - C ATL vs MIL
4/13 7:35 PM
Randy Wolf 5-12 .417 1 2 5 2 1 .750 .533 1.283
Juan Uribe - 3B LAD vs SD
4/13 10:10 PM
Clayton Richard 8-18 .444 2 3 4 2 4 .889 .500 1.389
Jeremy Hermida - OF SD @ LAD
4/13 10:10 PM
Aaron Harang 7-15 .467 2 3 3 1 2 .933 .500 1.433
Ichiro Suzuki - OF SEA vs OAK
4/13 10:10 PM
Bartolo Colon 17-62 .274 3 5 7 1 5 .452 .286 .738
 
Hot Pitcher Matchups At-Bats Opp
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Jake Peavy CWS vs DET
4/13 2:10 PM
Tigers Batters 10-65 .154 0 4 2 5 21 .219 .214 .433
Matt Cain SF vs PIT
4/13 4:35 PM
Pirates Batters 12-73 .164 1 6 9 5 16 .276 .215 .491
Jair Jurrjens ATL vs MIL
4/13 7:35 PM
Brewers Batters 19-65 .292 2 6 8 2 15 .445 .309 .753
Felix Hernandez SEA vs OAK
4/13 10:10 PM
Athletics Batters 26-107 .243 0 4 7 9 27 .281 .302 .583
Bartolo Colon OAK @ SEA
4/13 10:10 PM
Mariners Batters 20-75 .267 3 5 8 1 11 .414 .270 .684

 

KEY MATCHUPS: COLD

Cold Batter Matchups At-Bats AVG HR XBH RBI BB K SLG OBP OPS
Albert Pujols - 1B LAA @ NYY
4/13 1:05 PM
Hiroki Kuroda 2-12 .167 1 2 1 0 3 .500 .167 .667
Nick Swisher - OF NYY vs LAA
4/13 1:05 PM
Ervin Santana 5-30 .167 1 4 1 5 14 .367 .306 .673
David Ortiz - DH BOS vs TB
4/13 2:05 PM
David Price 2-12 .167 0 2 1 0 4 .333 .167 .500
Jose Molina - C TB @ BOS
4/13 2:05 PM
Josh Beckett 3-21 .143 0 0 1 0 7 .143 .143 .286
Carlos Pena - 1B TB @ BOS
4/13 2:05 PM
Josh Beckett 3-28 .107 1 2 1 3 15 .250 .194 .444
Ben Zobrist - 2B TB @ BOS
4/13 2:05 PM
Josh Beckett 1-10 .100 0 0 1 1 4 .100 .182 .282
Alexei Ramirez - SS CWS vs DET
4/13 2:10 PM
Max Scherzer 1-10 .100 0 0 0 2 3 .100 .250 .350
Miguel Cabrera - 1B DET @ CWS
4/13 2:10 PM
Jake Peavy 2-22 .091 0 0 0 2 10 .091 .167 .258
Jhonny Peralta - SS DET @ CWS
4/13 2:10 PM
Jake Peavy 2-14 .143 0 2 1 0 3 .286 .143 .429
Alfonso Soriano - OF CHC @ STL
4/13 3:15 PM
Adam Wainwright 5-28 .179 0 3 1 5 7 .321 .303 .624
Clint Barmes - SS PIT @ SF
4/13 4:35 PM
Matt Cain 1-18 .056 0 1 2 0 4 .111 .053 .164
Andrew McCutchen - OF PIT @ SF
4/13 4:35 PM
Matt Cain 1-10 .100 0 0 0 3 3 .100 .308 .408
Adam LaRoche - 1B WAS vs CIN
4/13 7:05 PM
Bronson Arroyo 4-23 .174 1 1 2 2 3 .304 .296 .600
Adam Jones - OF BAL @ TOR
4/13 7:07 PM
Brandon Morrow 2-10 .200 0 1 0 0 4 .300 .273 .573
Carlos Lee - OF HOU @ MIA
4/13 7:10 PM
Ricky Nolasco 2-12 .167 1 1 3 0 0 .417 .167 .584
Chris Snyder - C HOU @ MIA
4/13 7:10 PM
Ricky Nolasco 3-16 .188 0 2 0 1 5 .313 .235 .548
Michael Bourn - OF ATL vs MIL
4/13 7:35 PM
Randy Wolf 1-13 .077 0 0 0 0 4 .077 .077 .154
Andre Ethier - OF LAD vs SD
4/13 10:10 PM
Clayton Richard 2-16 .125 0 1 1 0 2 .188 .125 .313
James Loney - 1B LAD vs SD
4/13 10:10 PM
Clayton Richard 3-12 .250 0 0 0 0 1 .250 .250 .500
Coco Crisp - OF OAK @ SEA
4/13 10:10 PM
Felix Hernandez 5-25 .200 0 0 1 2 6 .200 .259 .459
 
Cold Pitcher Matchups At-Bats Opp
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BB K Opp
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Ervin Santana LAA @ NYY
4/13 1:05 PM
Yankees Batters 71-258 .275 15 31 44 33 55 .518 .363 .880
Luke Hochevar KC vs Cle
4/13 4:10 PM
Indians Batters 37-109 .339 5 15 25 9 18 .564 .390 .954
Bronson Arroyo CIN @ Was
4/13 7:05 PM
Nationals Batters 38-115 .331 4 11 15 5 14 .497 .367 .864
 

Recommended Pickup

Jose Altuve, 2B, HOU - I guess I'm all about the Astros so far this year. With the demotion of Brian Bixler, Altuve has second base all to himself, and he's done nothing but hit of late - seven hits in his last four games have him sitting on a .368 average early in the year here. That's not so out of the ordinary by Altuve's standards, as he hit .389 across two levels of the minors last year. He may be a little guy and he may be on the Astros, but he's got some pop and good wheels, which means he plays in leagues with a middle-infield slot.

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Draft Street Lineup

C - Brian McCann, $6,968
1B - Mark Teixeira, $8,076
2B - Robinson Cano, $9,303
3B - Juan Uribe, $4,221
SS - Derek Jeter, $7,771
OF - Shin-Soo Choo, $7,234
OF - Emilio Bonifacio, $6,394
OF - Jayson Werth, $6,299
UT - Brandon Belt, $4,752
UT - Justin Smoak, $5,441
SP - Derek Lowe, $8,045
SP - Matt Cain, $14,267
RP - Heath Bell, $1,500
UP - Matt Harrison, $9,483

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