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Monday Lineup Card: Patriots' Day Edition

Anthony Tynan

Anthony Tynan

Anthony Tynan writes about fantasy sports for RotoWire.

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Monday's Starters

American League
Rays (James Shields - R) at Red Sox (Daniel Bard - R), 11:05am
Twins (Carl Pavano - R) at Yankees (Freddy Garcia - R), 7:05
Tigers (Justin Verlander - R) at Royals (Danny Duffy - L), 8:10
Orioles (Jake Arrieta - R) at White Sox (Philip Humber - R), 8:10
Athletics (Brandon McCarthy - R) at Angels (Jered Weaver - R), 10:05

National League
Astros (Kyle Weiland - R) at Nationals (Stephen Strasburg - R), 7:05
Mets (Dillon Gee - R) at Braves (Tommy Hanson - R), 7:10
Padres (Cory Luebke - L) at Rockies (Jeremy Guthrie - R), 8:40
Pirates (Erik Bedard - L) at Joe Saunders - L), 9:40
Phillies (Roy Halladay - R) at Giants (Tim Lincecum - R), 10:15

Day Game After Night Game: 

Injuries

Day-to-Day

AL
Nick Blackburn, P, MIN - (Shoulder) No significant damage in MRI, may make his next start.
Mark Reynolds, 3B, BAL - (Illness) Given day off after showing up ill at ballpark Sunday.
Mitch Moreland, 1B, TEX - (Tooth) Flying to Texas for root canal procedure Monday, will be with team in Boston Tuesday.
Nolan Reimold, OF, BAL - (Leg) Sat Sunday with cramps.
Luke Hochevar, P, KC - (Foot) Should miss DL but may miss next start.

NL
Sean Burnett, P, WAS - (Back) Back was tight while warming up Friday, saw chiropractor Saturday and was not used Saturday or Sunday.
Jason Bay, OF, NYM - (Finger) Scratched from Sunday’s lineup with jammed finger.
Alex Gonzalez, SS, MIL - (Personal) Should return Tuesday after wife had baby over the weekend.
Carlos Gonzalez, OF, COL - (Illness) Has strep throat and sat Sunday, could return Monday.
Carlos Beltran, OF, STL - (Forearm) Left Sunday's game after being hit by pitch, does not appear to be serious.
Lance Berkman, 1B, STL - (Calf) Could return Tuesday.
David Freese, 3B, STL - (Hand) Expected to return Tuesday.
Tyler Clippard, P, WAS - (Shoulder) Says shoulder is sore after giving up three runs to Reds on Sunday.
Miguel Cairo, 3B, CIN - (Hamstring) Was not available Sunday and could hit DL.
Jordan Schafer, OF, HOU - (Head) Dizzy after taking knee to head Sunday, but sounds minor.

Disabled List

AL
Sam Fuld, OF, TAM - (Wrist) Transferred to 60-day DL.

NL
Freddy Sanchez, 2B, SF - (Shoulder) Rehab is close, should return in early-May.
Skip Schumaker, 2B, STL - (Oblique) Started rehab Sunday.
Brian Wilson, P, SF - (Elbow) Season is over and will hit DL, possible save candidates are Santiago Casilla, Sergio Romo and Javier Lopez.

Transactions 

Activated from DL
Sergio Santos, P, TOR - from restricted list
Jerome Williams, P, LAA
Ryan Vogelsong, P, SF

Placed on DL
Jose Lobaton, C, TAM
Sam Fuld, OF, TAM (transferred to 60-day DL)
Brian Wilson, P, SF

Optioned to Triple-A
Aaron Laffey, P, TOR
Dane De La Rosa, P, TAM
Che-Hsuan Lin, OF, BOS
Michael Bowden, P, BOS (designated for assignment)
Luis Exposito, P, BOS (designated for assignment)
Jarrod Dyson, OF, KC
Jordan Pacheco, 3B, COL
Brad Mills, P, LAA

Called Up
Alex Cobb, P, TAM
Chris Gimenez, P, TAM
Jason Repko, OF, BOS
Nate Spears, OF, BOS
Louis Coleman, P KC
Drew Pomeranz, P, COL

Closer Watch

Arizona - The Diamondbacks turned to Bryan Shaw for the second Sunday in a row. Last week it was because both J.J. Putz and David Hernandez had been used on Friday and Saturday. This week, they were both used on Saturday, but not on Friday. Hernandez allowed one run and Putz allowed a walk-off two-run homer to Todd Helton that earned him a blown save and a loss. It is not believed that Putz's job is in jeopardy at this point, but it was interesting to see the D'Back turn to Shaw in this situation.

Boston - It was a rough start to the year for Alfredo Aceves. Things seem to have calmed down now, as Aceves converted his second save on Sunday. Consider this a positive sign that he will be able to hold down the job after all.

San Francisco - There was no save situation Sunday, so we don't know who is the favorite to earn closing duties between Santiago Casilla, Sergio Romo, or Javier Lopez.

KEY MATCHUPS: HOT

Hot Batter Matchups At-Bats AVG HR XBH RBI BB K SLG OBP OPS
David Ortiz - DH BOS vs TB
4/16 11:05 AM
James Shields 12-33 .364 3 10 11 6 6 .848 .462 1.310
Dustin Pedroia - 2B BOS vs TB
4/16 11:05 AM
James Shields 13-30 .433 2 4 4 1 1 .700 .469 1.169
Joe Mauer - C MIN @ NYY
4/16 7:05 PM
Freddy Garcia 13-31 .419 2 7 5 4 1 .774 .486 1.260
Raul Ibanez - OF NYY vs MIN
4/16 7:05 PM
Carl Pavano 3-10 .300 1 1 3 0 2 .600 .300 .900
Billy Butler - DH KC vs DET
4/16 8:10 PM
Justin Verlander 13-32 .406 2 6 5 1 1 .719 .424 1.143
Kurt Suzuki - C OAK @ LAA
4/16 10:05 PM
Jered Weaver 10-32 .313 1 5 4 3 4 .531 .371 .902
Juan Pierre - OF PHI @ SF
4/16 10:15 PM
Tim Lincecum 6-12 .500 0 3 3 1 1 .917 .538 1.455
 
Hot Pitcher Matchups At-Bats Opp
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Erik Bedard PIT @ ARI
4/16 9:40 PM
Diamondbacks Batters 15-62 .242 0 2 9 4 10 .273 .288 .561
Jered Weaver LAA vs OAK
4/16 10:05 PM
Athletics Batters 23-116 .198 3 9 8 7 22 .331 .244 .575
Roy Halladay PHI @ SF
4/16 10:15 PM
Giants Batters 33-139 .237 1 3 8 6 18 .273 .272 .544
Tim Lincecum SF vs PHI
4/16 10:15 PM
Phillies Batters 22-98 .224 2 10 7 6 21 .387 .269 .657

 

KEY MATCHUPS: COLD

Cold Batter Matchups At-Bats AVG HR XBH RBI BB K SLG OBP OPS
Kevin Youkilis - 3B BOS vs TB
4/16 11:05 AM
James Shields 3-31 .097 0 1 0 3 9 .129 .200 .329
Denard Span - OF MIN @ NYY
4/16 7:05 PM
Freddy Garcia 2-12 .167 0 0 0 2 0 .167 .286 .453
Andruw Jones - OF NYY vs MIN
4/16 7:05 PM
Carl Pavano 2-16 .125 1 1 3 2 3 .313 .211 .524
Ike Davis - 1B NYM @ ATL
4/16 7:10 PM
Tommy Hanson 2-10 .200 0 1 1 2 5 .300 .333 .633
David Wright - 3B NYM @ ATL
4/16 7:10 PM
Tommy Hanson 1-16 .063 0 1 1 0 8 .125 .059 .184
Alex Gordon - OF KC vs DET
4/16 8:10 PM
Justin Verlander 4-20 .200 1 2 2 4 6 .400 .333 .733
Vernon Wells - OF LAA vs OAK
4/16 10:05 PM
Brandon McCarthy 2-13 .154 0 0 2 2 1 .154 .250 .404
Daric Barton - 1B OAK @ LAA
4/16 10:05 PM
Jered Weaver 6-30 .200 2 2 3 2 2 .400 .250 .650
Coco Crisp - OF OAK @ LAA
4/16 10:05 PM
Jered Weaver 4-21 .190 0 1 0 1 6 .238 .227 .465
Cliff Pennington - SS OAK @ LAA
4/16 10:05 PM
Jered Weaver 2-21 .095 0 0 1 1 7 .095 .136 .231
Hunter Pence - OF PHI @ SF
4/16 10:15 PM
Tim Lincecum 3-22 .136 0 1 0 1 7 .182 .174 .356
Jimmy Rollins - SS PHI @ SF
4/16 10:15 PM
Tim Lincecum 3-18 .167 0 1 0 0 3 .222 .167 .389
Carlos Ruiz - C PHI @ SF
4/16 10:15 PM
Tim Lincecum 2-10 .200 0 2 0 1 1 .400 .273 .673
Shane Victorino - OF PHI @ SF
4/16 10:15 PM
Tim Lincecum 4-21 .190 1 2 2 1 5 .381 .227 .608
Melky Cabrera - OF SF vs PHI
4/16 10:15 PM
Roy Halladay 9-45 .200 1 1 1 0 6 .267 .200 .467
 
Cold Pitcher Matchups At-Bats Opp
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James Shields TB @ Bos
4/16 11:05 AM
Red Sox Batters 44-150 .293 6 19 22 15 26 .498 .370 .868
Freddy Garcia NYY vs Min
4/16 7:05 PM
Twins Batters 29-93 .312 4 12 12 16 6 .524 .414 .938
Justin Verlander DET @ KC
4/16 8:10 PM
Royals Batters 31-98 .316 4 10 9 7 12 .497 .362 .859
 

Recommended Pickup

Danny Duffy, P, KC - Duffy shined in his 2012 debut, allowing just one hit in six innings with eight strikeouts and four walks. He had a rough introduction to MLB in 2011, but the Royals gave him a chance to start for most of the season. His numbers in the minor leagues - particularly his walk ratio - suggests he will do much better in 2012. This is a two start week for Duffy, as weekly lineups will get home starts against the Tigers and the Blue Jays.

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