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Sunday Lineup Card: Alert The Medics

Jack Moore

Jack Moore

Jack Moore writes about fantasy sports for RotoWire.

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Sunday's Starters

Rangers (
Yu Darvish -- R) at Indians (Ubaldo Jimenez -- R), 1:05 PM
White Sox (Dylan Axelrod -- R) at Tigers (Rick Porcello -- R), 1:05 PM
Diamondbacks (Trevor Cahill -- R) at Mets (R.A. Dickey -- R), 1:10 PM
Orioles (Tommy Hunter -- R) at Red Sox (Clay Buchholz -- R), 1:35 PM
Reds (Mat Latos -- R) at Pirates (Charlie Morton -- R), 1:35 PM
Athletics (Tommy Milone -- L) at Rays (Matt Moore -- L), 1:40 PM
Cardinals (Adam Wainwright -- R) at Astros (J.A. Happ -- L), 2:05 PM
Yankees (Philip Hughes -- R) at Royals (Luke Hochevar -- R), 2:10 PM
Dodgers (Aaron Harang -- R) at Cubs (Travis Wood -- L), 2:20 PM
Braves (Brandon Beachy -- R) at Rockies (Juan Nicasio -- R), 3:10 PM
Blue Jays (Drew Hutchison -- R) at Angels (Jerome Williams -- R), 3:35 PM
Marlins (Ricky Nolasco -- R) at Padres (Joe Wieland -- R) 4:05 PM
Brewers (Shaun Marcum -- R) at Giants (Matt Cain -- R) 4:05 PM
Twins (Nick Blackburn -- R) at Mariners (Hector Noesi -- R), 4:10 PM
Phillies (Cole Hamels -- L) at Nationals (Jordan Zimmermann -- R), 8:00 PM


Day game after a night game: TEX, CLE, STL, HOU, CIN, PIT, NY-A, KC, OAK, TB, ATL, COL, MIA, SD, TOR, ANA, MIN, SEA

Injuries

Day--to--Day
Nick Swisher, OF, NY-A -- (Hamstring) Expects to return Sunday.
Aaron Cook, P, BOS -- (Leg) Required 11 stitches to close a gash sustained Sunday.
Adrian Beltre, 3B, TEX -- (Hamstring) Did not start Saturday.
Chris Sale, P, CHI-A -- (Elbow) Did not require an MRI.
Will Middlebrooks, 3B, BOS -- (Hamstring) Scratched from lineup Saturday.
Logan Morrison, OF, MIA -- (Knee) Out of Saturday's lineup.
Matt Garza, P, CHI-N -- (Illness) Will be pushed back from Sunday's scheduled start.
Martin Prado, 3B, ATL -- (Illness) Out of Saturday's lineup.
Eric Young, Jr., COL -- (Personal) Placed on bereavement list.
Adam LaRoche, 1B, WAS -- (Oblique) Expects to return by Tuesday.
Juan Uribe, 3B, LA -- (Wrist) Out of Saturady's lineup.
Jeff Baker, 1B, CHI-N -- (Illness) Dealing with flu-like symptoms.
Ike Davis, 1B, NY-N -- (Ankle) Out of Saturday’s lineup.

Disabled List
Justin Morneau, 1B, MIN -- (Wrist) Will go on the disabled list Monday.
Greg Holland, P, KC -- (Ribs) On track to go to Double-A for rehab assignment Tuesday.
Michael Pineda, P, NY-A -- (Shoulder) Transferred to 60-day DL.
Mariano Rivera, P, NY-A -- (Knee) Officially placed on disable list Friday.
Zach Britton, P, BAL -- (Shoulder) Threw 47 pitches during batting practice Saturday.
Nolan Reimold, OF, BAL -- (Neck) Placed on disabled list retroactive to May 1.
Josh Beckett, P, BOS -- (Shoulder) Pitched last start with pain in throwing shoulder.
Daisuke Matsuzaka, P, BOS -- (Elbow) Threw 45-pitch bullpen session Friday.
Jeremy Guthrie, P, COL -- (Shoulder) Will miss Tuesday’s start.
Alex Gonzalez, SS, MIL -- (Knee) Placed on 15-day DL.
Huston Street, P, SD -- (Shoulder) Placed on 15-day DL with strained shoulder.
Aubrey Huff, 1B, SF -- (Personal) Could be activated as soon as Monday.
Carlos Gomez, OF, MIL -- (Hamstring) Placed on 15-day DL.
Bill Bray, P, CIN -- (Groin) Beginning rehab again at spring training facility.
Chase Utley, 2B, PHI -- (Knee) Unsure when he'll begin playing games.
Cliff Lee, P, PHI -- (Oblique) Will return from DL Wednesday.
Ryan Zimmerman, 3B, WAS -- (Shoulder) Swung at 100 percent, looks to return Tuesday.
Tim Stauffer, P, SD -- (Triceps) Threw 50 of 70 strikes in rehab start Friday.
Stephen Drew, SS, AZ -- (Ankle) Played in extended spring training Thursday.
Chris Young, OF, AZ -- (Shoulder) Took soft toss for first time earlier in the week.
Kyle Weiland, P, HOU -- (Shoulder) Still weeks away from returning.
Lance Berkman, 1B, STL -- (Calf) Still feeling tightness, will not be activated this weekend.


Transactions

Placed on the DL (15--day DL unless otherwise noted)
Alex Gonzalez, SS, MIL
Carlos Gomez, CF, MIL
Huston Street, P, SD
Mat Gamel, 1B, MIL (moved to 60-day DL)
Logan Forsythe, 2B, SD (moved to 60-day DL)
Eric Young, OF, COL (bereavement list)

Activated from the DL
Felipe Paulino, P, KC

Called Up
Taylor Green, 3B, MIL
Edwin Maysonet, SS, MIL
Miles Mikolas, P, SD
Jordan Pacheco, 3B, COL
Adam Ottavino, P, COL
Sandy Rosario, P, MIA
Shawn Kelley, P, SEA
Chris Hatcher, P, MIA

Sent Down
Louis Coleman, P, KC
Bryan Petersen, OF, MIA
Dan Jennings, P, MIA
Guillermo Moscoso, P, COL
Erasmo Ramirez, P, SEA

Outrighted Off 40-Man Roster
Brad Eldred, DH, DET

Closer Watch

SD -- Huston Street was removed from the game and later placed on the DL with a right shoulder strain. The Padres have a cadre of capable relievers, and it looks like the primary options for saves will be Andrew Cashner, Luke Gregerson and Dale Thayer. Cashner appears to be the best option for those fishing for saves on the waiver wire, and he could be worth the add regardless of his closer status -- he has 11 strikeouts in 13 innings and owns a 2.08 ERA.

MIA -- Heath Bell is out of the closer's role for now in Miami, leaving Steve Cishek as the closer. However, Cishek was forced to throw three full innings in Saturday's win and likely will not be available again until Tuesday. As such, expect Edward Mujica to get the nod in the interim. For Bell, he'll likely have his chance to return to the role later in the year if he can work out the kinks in some less important situations.

KEY MATCHUPS

KEY MATCHUPS: HOT

Hot Batter Matchups At-Bats AVG HR XBH RBI BB K SLG OBP OPS
Paul Konerko - 1B CWS @ DET
5/6 1:05 PM
Rick Porcello 7-15 .467 1 3 5 2 1 .800 .529 1.329
Adam Jones - OF BAL @ BOS
5/6 1:35 PM
Clay Buchholz 3-10 .300 1 2 6 2 1 .700 .333 1.033
Matt Wieters - C BAL @ BOS
5/6 1:35 PM
Clay Buchholz 6-14 .429 0 2 1 1 2 .571 .467 1.038
David Ortiz - DH BOS vs BAL
5/6 1:35 PM
Tommy Hunter 3-10 .300 2 2 4 0 2 .900 .300 1.200
Scott Rolen - 3B CIN @ PIT
5/6 1:35 PM
Charlie Morton 7-17 .412 1 4 4 1 0 .765 .444 1.209
Carlos Beltran - OF STL @ HOU
5/6 2:05 PM
J.A. Happ 4-13 .308 2 2 4 0 3 .769 .308 1.077
Kelly Johnson - 2B TOR @ LAA
5/6 3:35 PM
Jerome Williams 5-12 .417 0 0 0 2 2 .417 .500 .917
Ryan Braun - OF MIL @ SF
5/6 4:05 PM
Matt Cain 4-12 .333 0 2 2 1 3 .583 .385 .968
Chone Figgins - 3B SEA vs MIN
5/6 4:10 PM
Nick Blackburn 11-22 .500 1 2 2 2 1 .682 .542 1.224
Ian Desmond - SS WAS vs PHI
5/6 8:05 PM
Cole Hamels 4-15 .267 1 3 2 1 4 .600 .313 .913
Adam LaRoche - 1B WAS vs PHI
5/6 8:05 PM
Cole Hamels 4-16 .250 3 4 5 1 5 .875 .333 1.208
 
Hot Pitcher Matchups At-Bats Opp
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Clay Buchholz BOS vs BAL
5/6 1:35 PM
Orioles Batters 13-63 .206 1 5 9 9 17 .312 .300 .612
Aaron Harang LAD @ CHC
5/6 2:20 PM
Cubs Batters 29-88 .329 2 10 7 3 18 .487 .363 .850
Matt Cain SF vs MIL
5/6 4:05 PM
Brewers Batters 13-67 .194 0 5 5 7 11 .281 .280 .561
Cole Hamels PHI @ WAS
5/6 8:05 PM
Nationals Batters 14-72 .194 6 10 9 4 23 .501 .254 .756

 

KEY MATCHUPS: COLD

Cold Batter Matchups At-Bats AVG HR XBH RBI BB K SLG OBP OPS
A.J. Pierzynski - C CWS @ DET
5/6 1:05 PM
Rick Porcello 2-11 .182 0 0 0 0 0 .182 .182 .364
Nick Markakis - OF BAL @ BOS
5/6 1:35 PM
Clay Buchholz 3-24 .125 0 0 1 4 4 .125 .276 .401
Joey Votto - 1B CIN @ PIT
5/6 1:35 PM
Charlie Morton 1-12 .083 0 1 4 3 4 .167 .250 .417
Carlos Lee - OF HOU vs STL
5/6 2:05 PM
Adam Wainwright 1-26 .038 0 1 3 4 4 .077 .156 .233
Alfonso Soriano - OF CHC vs LAD
5/6 2:20 PM
Aaron Harang 11-40 .275 1 4 1 1 10 .425 .293 .718
Corey Hart - OF MIL @ SF
5/6 4:05 PM
Matt Cain 1-10 .100 0 1 0 2 1 .200 .250 .450
Aramis Ramirez - 3B MIL @ SF
5/6 4:05 PM
Matt Cain 3-15 .200 0 1 1 1 1 .267 .294 .561
Jesus Flores - C WAS vs PHI
5/6 8:05 PM
Cole Hamels 1-14 .071 0 0 0 0 8 .071 .071 .142
 
Cold Pitcher Matchups At-Bats Opp
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Rick Porcello DET vs CWS
5/6 1:05 PM
White Sox Batters 20-69 .290 5 8 12 4 6 .575 .321 .896
Charlie Morton PIT vs Cin
5/6 1:35 PM
Reds Batters 24-80 .300 3 10 16 10 9 .491 .371 .862
 

Recommended Pickup

Andrew Cashner, RP, SD -- As mentioned above, Cashner looks like the man in San Diego. His peripheral stats this year are unimpressive -- 5.59 FIP, 10 walks in 13 innings -- but he owns a blazing fastball and the cushy confines of PETCO Park should help him keep the ERA low enough to be useful in the closer's role. If you want to be extra sure, grab Luke Gregerson as well.

Other recent recommendations: Allen Craig, Mike Trout, Kenley Jansen, Bryce Harper



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