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Friday Lineup Card: For Bell The Bell Tolls

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Friday's Starters

Cubs (Paul Maholm – L) at Phillies (Roy Halladay – R), 7:05
Athletics (Brandon McCarthy – R) at Orioles (Jake Arrieta – R), 7:05
Angels (Jered Weaver – R) at Indians (Justin Masterson – R), 7:05
Tigers (Justin Verlander – R) at Yankees (Ivan Nova – R), 7:05
Mariners (Blake Beavan – R) at Blue Jays (Ricky Romero – L), 7:07
Astros (Wandy Rodriguez – L) at Reds (Mike Leake – R), 7:10
Diamondbacks (Joe Saunders – L) at Marlins (Carlos Zambrano – R), 7:10
Pirates (A.J. Burnett – R) at Braves (Tommy Hanson – R), 7:35
Rays (James Shields – R) at Rangers (Matt Harrison – L), 8:05
Royals (Everett Teaford – L) at Twins (Carl Pavano – R), 8:10
Red Sox (Dan Bard – R) at White Sox (John Danks – L), 8:10
Brewers (Yovani Gallardo – R) at Cardinals (Jake Westbrook – R), 8:15
Mets (Chris Schwinden – R) at Rockies (Drew Pomeranz – L), 8:40
Nationals (Ross Detwiler – L) at Dodgers (Clayton Kershaw – L), 10:10
Padres (Cory Luebke – L) at Giants (Eric Hacker – R), 10:15

Day Game After Night Game: None

Injuries

Day-to-Day

Ryan Zimmerman, 3B, WAS (shoulder) – Out again Thursday and may need second cortisone shot
Javy Guerra, RP, LAD (face) – Seems none the worse for wear after taking a liner to the jaw
Shin-Soo Choo, OF, CLE (hamstring) – Out Thursday
Jim Johnson, RP, BAL (illness) – Hospitalized with bacterial infection; could be out Friday
Nick Swisher, OF, NYY (leg) – Doesn’t expect to miss time
Danny Duffy, SP, KC (elbow) – Being skipped Friday with tightness
Nolan Reimold, OF, BAL (neck) – Back in Thursday
Chris Parmelee, 1B, MIN (head) – Apparently not concussed
Cody Ross, OF, BOS (knee) – Out Thursday after being removed Wednesday
Jesse Crain, RP, CHW (oblique) – Side session scheduled for Thursday; could still be DLed
Luke Hughes, 2B, OAK (illness) – Out Wednesday; looking to return Friday
Kyle Weiland, SP, HOU (shoulder) – Scratched for Friday; returning to Houston to see team doc
Shane Robinson, OF, STL (personal) – Wife giving birth; won’t be gone long
Aaron Harang, SP, LAD (foot) – Has a bone bruise from fouling a ball off himself
Juan Rivera, OF, LAD (hamstring) – Out Wednesday; possible, but iffy for Friday

Disabled List

Carl Crawford, OF, BOS (wrist/elbow) – Expected to miss three more months due to elbow
Lance Berkman, OF, STL (calf) – Seems on schedule to return after minimum time
Dan Hudson, SP, AZ (shoulder) – Won’t throw a bullpen ‘til May 7, so not back ‘til late May at least
Grady Sizemore, OF, CLE (back) – Running and playing catch; June return possibly possible
Mike Pelfrey, SP, NYM (elbow) – Will see Dr. Andrews on Friday; TJ surgery likely
Doug Fister, SP, DET (ribs) – Threw 50-pitch bullpen Thursday
Allen Craig, OF, STL (knee) – En route to Triple-A for last few rehab games
Lorenzo Cain, OF, KC (groin) – Had a setback; out another month yet
Zach Britton, SP, BAL (shoulder) – Will throw first bullpen since plasma treatment Friday
Kyle Waldrop, RP, MIN (elbow) – Threw sliders Wednesday for first time since going on DL
Rich Hill, RP, BOS (elbow) – Could rejoin team this weekend
Todd Coffey, RP, LAD (knee) – Poor in rehab outing Wednesday
Freddy Sanchez, 2B, SF (shoulder) – Had a setback; what else is new
Nick Masset, RP, CIN (shoulder) – MRI showed he’s not fully healed yet; could be out into June
Miguel Cairo, 3B, CIN (hamstring) – Improving, but no timetable announced
Justin De Fratus, RP, PHI (elbow) – Shut down for a month after aggravating injury
Andrew Miller, RP, BOS (hamstring) – Had a rough rehab inning Wednesday

Transactions

Placed on DL

Micah Owings, RP, SD

Optioned to Triple-A

Zach Putnam, RP, COL
Adam Wilk, SP, DET
Thad Weber, RP, DET
Jared Hughes, RP, PIT

Called Up

Luke Putkonen, RP, DET
Brayan Villarreal, RP, DET
Dale Thayer, RP, SD
Brad Eldred, 1B, DET

Released

Brandon Inge, 3B, DET

Closer Watch

Marlins – Heath Bell was responsible for the most egregious ninth-inning disasters on Thursday, a day of egregious ninth-inning disasters. He got two outs and threw 46 – forty-six! – pitches in the ninth inning against the Mets, walking four batters and then giving up a game-winning single by Kirk Nieuwenhuis – no cheapie, as this one went to the wall in right field. Bell has been an absolute disaster early on in Miami, blowing three of five save chances. His ERA is 9.53. His WHIP is 2.82. There’s not necessarily a natural successor to Bell, though, especially with other members of the bullpen struggling, and his big contract is going to make the Marlins give him a shot to right the ship. If you want to hedge your bets, though, Steve Cishek is probably the way to go.

Reds – Sean Marshall blew his first save on Thursday, giving up a three-run homer to Angel Pagan to send Cincy to a loss. One muffed opportunity isn’t going to be enough to loosen his grip on the job.

Angels – Jordan Walden also blew his first save Thursday, giving up a two-run homer to Brandon Allen of the Rays without recording an out. It was just his second save opportunity, though, thanks to Anaheim struggling as a whole – offense, starting pitching, relief pitching, nothing’s going right in Disneyland. There’s been no indication Walden’s job is in jeopardy.

KEY MATCHUPS: HOT

Hot Batter Matchups At-Bats AVG HR XBH RBI BB K SLG OBP OPS
Shin-Soo Choo - OF CLE vs LAA
4/27 7:05 PM
Jered Weaver 11-25 .440 0 5 3 1 3 .640 .481 1.121
Bobby Abreu - OF LAA @ CLE
4/27 7:05 PM
Justin Masterson 7-15 .467 0 1 1 2 2 .533 .529 1.062
Torii Hunter - OF LAA @ CLE
4/27 7:05 PM
Justin Masterson 3-11 .273 2 2 3 2 2 .818 .357 1.175
Derek Jeter - SS NYY vs DET
4/27 7:05 PM
Justin Verlander 9-25 .360 0 0 0 4 6 .360 .467 .827
Nick Swisher - OF NYY vs DET
4/27 7:05 PM
Justin Verlander 8-46 .174 3 5 7 6 17 .413 .269 .682
Hunter Pence - OF PHI vs CHC
4/27 7:05 PM
Paul Maholm 13-39 .333 2 7 9 2 2 .641 .349 .990
Juan Pierre - OF PHI vs CHC
4/27 7:05 PM
Paul Maholm 4-13 .308 0 1 3 2 1 .462 .400 .862
Ty Wigginton - 3B PHI vs CHC
4/27 7:05 PM
Paul Maholm 4-10 .400 0 2 0 0 0 .600 .400 1.000
Ichiro Suzuki - OF SEA @ TOR
4/27 7:07 PM
Ricky Romero 5-13 .385 0 1 0 0 1 .462 .385 .847
Ryan Ludwick - OF CIN vs HOU
4/27 7:10 PM
Wandy Rodriguez 11-32 .344 0 2 2 2 11 .406 .400 .806
Joey Votto - 1B CIN vs HOU
4/27 7:10 PM
Wandy Rodriguez 10-30 .333 0 3 2 2 4 .467 .375 .842
Eric Hinske - OF ATL vs PIT
4/27 7:35 PM
A.J. Burnett 3-14 .214 1 2 1 5 4 .500 .421 .921
Chipper Jones - 3B ATL vs PIT
4/27 7:35 PM
A.J. Burnett 9-26 .346 2 2 5 2 8 .577 .414 .991
Ian Kinsler - 2B TEX vs TB
4/27 8:05 PM
James Shields 3-13 .231 1 2 1 3 1 .538 .375 .913
Michael Young - 3B TEX vs TB
4/27 8:05 PM
James Shields 4-14 .286 2 3 4 0 3 .786 .286 1.072
Billy Butler - DH KC @ MIN
4/27 8:10 PM
Carl Pavano 16-35 .457 2 7 9 1 6 .771 .472 1.243
Mitchell Maier - OF KC @ MIN
4/27 8:10 PM
Carl Pavano 5-16 .313 0 2 1 1 2 .500 .353 .853
Alex Gonzalez - SS MIL @ STL
4/27 8:15 PM
Jake Westbrook 6-16 .375 0 2 0 3 2 .500 .474 .974
Yadier Molina - C STL vs MIL
4/27 8:15 PM
Yovani Gallardo 4-16 .250 1 3 5 4 2 .563 .429 .992
 
Hot Pitcher Matchups At-Bats Opp
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Roy Halladay PHI vs CHC
4/27 7:05 PM
Cubs Batters 22-82 .268 4 7 13 0 15 .451 .277 .729
Justin Verlander DET @ NYY
4/27 7:05 PM
Yankees Batters 38-183 .208 7 13 19 24 48 .357 .304 .661
James Shields TB @ TEX
4/27 8:05 PM
Rangers Batters 26-99 .263 6 15 18 4 28 .542 .298 .840
John Danks CWS vs BOS
4/27 8:10 PM
Red Sox Batters 21-113 .186 2 5 5 6 23 .259 .245 .503
Yovani Gallardo MIL @ STL
4/27 8:15 PM
Cardinals Batters 13-63 .206 1 6 8 10 13 .364 .323 .687

 

KEY MATCHUPS: COLD

Cold Batter Matchups At-Bats AVG HR XBH RBI BB K SLG OBP OPS
David DeJesus - OF CHC @ PHI
4/27 7:05 PM
Roy Halladay 4-18 .222 0 0 0 0 1 .222 .222 .444
Asdrubal Cabrera - SS CLE vs LAA
4/27 7:05 PM
Jered Weaver 4-21 .190 0 2 2 1 4 .286 .227 .513
Travis Hafner - DH CLE vs LAA
4/27 7:05 PM
Jered Weaver 3-24 .125 0 1 0 3 5 .167 .222 .389
Jack Hannahan - 3B CLE vs LAA
4/27 7:05 PM
Jered Weaver 2-14 .143 0 1 0 0 4 .214 .143 .357
Vernon Wells - OF LAA @ CLE
4/27 7:05 PM
Justin Masterson 2-15 .133 0 1 0 1 4 .200 .188 .388
Robinson Cano - 2B NYY vs DET
4/27 7:05 PM
Justin Verlander 4-21 .190 0 1 0 2 4 .238 .261 .499
Eric Chavez - 3B NYY vs DET
4/27 7:05 PM
Justin Verlander 2-12 .167 0 0 0 0 3 .167 .167 .334
Raul Ibanez - OF NYY vs DET
4/27 7:05 PM
Justin Verlander 3-20 .150 0 1 2 3 3 .200 .250 .450
Mark Teixeira - 1B NYY vs DET
4/27 7:05 PM
Justin Verlander 3-22 .136 1 1 3 4 7 .273 .269 .542
Lyle Overbay - 1B ARI @ MIA
4/27 7:10 PM
Carlos Zambrano 4-23 .174 0 0 0 3 5 .174 .269 .443
Jay Bruce - OF CIN vs HOU
4/27 7:10 PM
Wandy Rodriguez 1-20 .050 0 0 0 0 11 .050 .050 .100
Drew Stubbs - OF CIN vs HOU
4/27 7:10 PM
Wandy Rodriguez 1-13 .077 0 0 0 3 8 .077 .250 .327
Carlos Lee - OF HOU @ CIN
4/27 7:10 PM
Mike Leake 1-12 .083 0 1 0 0 0 .167 .083 .250
Josh Hamilton - OF TEX vs TB
4/27 8:05 PM
James Shields 1-10 .100 1 1 3 0 4 .400 .100 .500
Marlon Byrd - OF BOS @ CWS
4/27 8:10 PM
John Danks 2-15 .133 0 1 0 0 5 .200 .133 .333
David Ortiz - DH BOS @ CWS
4/27 8:10 PM
John Danks 2-11 .182 1 1 2 0 3 .455 .182 .637
Dustin Pedroia - 2B BOS @ CWS
4/27 8:10 PM
John Danks 2-12 .167 0 0 0 1 1 .167 .231 .398
Nick Punto - 2B BOS @ CWS
4/27 8:10 PM
John Danks 4-24 .167 0 0 1 2 1 .167 .231 .398
Kelly Shoppach - C BOS @ CWS
4/27 8:10 PM
John Danks 3-17 .176 1 1 1 0 7 .353 .263 .616
Alex Gordon - OF KC @ MIN
4/27 8:10 PM
Carl Pavano 3-19 .158 2 2 3 1 7 .474 .190 .664
Matt Holliday - OF STL vs MIL
4/27 8:15 PM
Yovani Gallardo 2-12 .167 0 1 2 2 4 .333 .286 .619
 
Cold Pitcher Matchups At-Bats Opp
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Paul Maholm CHC @ Phi
4/27 7:05 PM
Phillies Batters 31-95 .326 2 13 13 9 5 .531 .378 .909
A.J. Burnett PIT @ Atl
4/27 7:35 PM
Braves Batters 18-60 .300 4 5 7 8 14 .514 .391 .905
Carl Pavano MIN vs KC
4/27 8:10 PM
Royals Batters 35-116 .302 5 15 15 5 17 .524 .329 .853
 


Recommended Pickup

Henry Rodriguez, RP, WAS – Speaking of closers, Rodriguez seems to be the save play in Washington, as he’s closed out the last three save situations for the Nationals, with the exception of Tom Gorzelanny’s three-inning save Wednesday. The kid’s been a classic closer-in-waiting, cranking his fastball out at 98 – on average. But now, thanks to Drew Storen’s injury and Brad Lidge’s ineffectiveness, Rodriguez appears to be poised to take over the majority of save chances in the first half of the season.

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C – Alex Avila, DET ($5,308)
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