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Tuesday Lineup Card: Another Arm Impressing in Baltimore

Noah Jarosh

Noah Jarosh

Noah Jarosh writes about fantasy sports for RotoWire.

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Tuesday's Starters

American League
White Sox (John Danks - L) at Indians (Justin Masterson - R), 7:05
Rays (James Shields - R) at Yankees (Ivan Nova - R), 7:05
Rangers (Neftali Feliz - R) at Orioles (Jake Arrieta - R), 7:05
Angels (Dan Haren - R) at Twins (Scott Diamond - L), 8:10
Red Sox (Daniel Bard - R) at Royals (Danny Duffy - L), 8:10
Blue Jays (Ricky Romero - L) at Athletics (Brandon McCarthy - R), 10:05
Tigers (Justin Verlander - R) at Mariners (Kevin Millwood - R), 10:10

National League
Mets (Miguel Batista - R) at Phillies (Joe Blanton - R), 7:05
Nationals (Edwin Jackson - R) at Pirates (A.J. Burnett - R), 7:05
Braves (Randall Delgado - R) at Cubs (Ryan Dempster - R), 8:05
Marlins (Anibal Sanchez - R) at Astros (Aneury Rodriguez - R), 8:05
Reds (Homer Bailey - R) at Brewers (Yovani Gallardo - R), 8:10
Cardinals (Jake Westbrook - R) at Diamondbacks (Ian Kennedy - R), 9:40
Rockies (Alex White - R) at Padres (Jeff Suppan - R), 10:05
Giants (Ryan Vogelsong - R) at Dodgers (Clayton Kershaw - L), 10:10

Injuries

Day-to-Day

AL

Dayan Viciedo, OF, CHW - (Elbow) Did not start the first game of the White Sox's double header on Monday, but played DH in the second game.
Scott Downs, P, LAA - (Knee) Was diagnosed with a left knee contusion and is day-to-day.
Desmond Jennings, OF, TB - (Knee) MRI revealed a sprain in his knee and he will be day-to-day.

NL

Andrew McCutchen, OF, PIT - (Illness) Pirates are hopeful he will return to the lineup on Tuesday.
Jayson Werth, OF, WAS - (Wrist) Expected to miss at least 12 weeks following surgery.
Drew Pomeranz, SP, COL - (Knee) Hit by liner and forced to leave start after three innings.
Ramon Hernandez, C, COL - Late scratch Monday with left hand soreness.
Josh Thole, C, NYM - Left Monday's game with a possible concussion.

Disabled List

AL

Kevin Youkilis, 3B, BOS - (Back) Will begin a “walking program”, by going through routine motions in the field.
Miguel Olivo, C, SEA - (Groin) Strain has been classified as Grade 1, the least severe.
Doug Fister, P, DET - (Upper Body) Activated on Monday and started against the Mariners.
Grady Sizemore, OF, CLE - (Back) Scheduled to begin soft toss and batting practice with the team returns from their next road trip.
Justin Morneau, 1B, MIN - (Wrist) Placed on 15-Day DL, retroactive to May 1.
Tsuyoshi Wada, P, BAL - (Elbow) Was transferred to the 60-Day DL.
LaTroy Hawkins, P, LAA - (Finger) Placed on the 15-Day DL with a fractured right pinky.
Brett Gardner, OF, NYY - (Elbow) Will be activated from the DL on either Wednesday or Thursday.

NL

Ryan Howard, 1B, PHI - (Achilles) Will swing a bat this week for the first time since the end of February.
Alex Gonzalez, SS, MIL - (Knee) Brewers confirmed he has a torn ACL.
Ruben Tejada, SS, NYM - (Quadriceps) Placed on the 15-day DL with strained quadriceps.
Ronny Cedeno, SS, NYM - Expected to return to the team by this weekend.
Chris Young, OF, ARI - (Shoulder) Took 50 swings in the batting cage on Monday and hopes to begin a rehab assignment over the weekend.
Jorge De La Rosa, SP, COL - (Elbow) Making rehab start High-A Modesto on Tuesday.

Transactions

Placed on DL
Justin Morneau, 1B, MIN

Activated from DL
Doug Fister, P, DET
Miguel Cairo, 3B, CIN

Optioned to Triple-A
Daniel Stange, P, SD
Sean White, P, LAA
Brayan Villarreal, P, DET
Ivan De Jesus, 2B, LAD
Dylan Axelrod, P. CHW
Tommy Hunter, P, BAL
Ronny Paulino, C, BAL
Liam Hendriks, P, MIN
Willie Harris, OF, CIN

Called Up
Stuart Pomeranz, P, BAL
Eric Stults, P, CHW
Brian Dozier, SS, MIN
Jason Berken, P, BAL
Zach McAllister, P, CLE
Scott Diamond, P, MIN
Jose Quintana, P, CHW

Suspended
Guillermo Mota, P, SFG

Closer Watch

Javy Guerra's struggles continued Sunday as he blew his third save of the season after allowing a run to the Cubs that tied the game at 3-3. After starting the year with six consecutive perfect appearances, Guerra has an 11.37 ERA in eight games. Kenley Jansen was officially named the closer by manager Don Mattingly prior to Monday's game against the Giants.

Mets closer Frank Francisco was perfect in 0.2 innings against the Diamondbacks on Sunday, earning his seventh save. This is Francisco's third straight perfect outing after a six game stretch that saw him give up eight earned runs in 5.1 innings. His job was probably never in much danger, but it's good to see Francisco back on track.

Edward Mujica got the save for the Marlins on Sunday as Heath Bell works out his issues in a lower-leverage role. With two saves under his belt this season, Mujica may be a better bet than Steve Cishek to receive most save opportunities in the near future. Keep in mind, however, that Bell could quickly reclaim the role if he shows signs of regaining his effectiveness.

KEY MATCHUPS: HOT

Hot Batter Matchups At-Bats AVG HR XBH RBI BB K SLG OBP OPS
Shin-Soo Choo - OF CLE vs CWS
5/8 7:05 PM
John Danks 7-21 .333 1 3 3 1 5 .571 .364 .935
Casey Kotchman - 1B CLE vs CWS
5/8 7:05 PM
John Danks 6-16 .375 0 2 0 1 1 .563 .412 .975
Gordon Beckham - 2B CWS @ CLE
5/8 7:05 PM
Justin Masterson 5-12 .417 0 0 0 0 2 .417 .462 .879
A.J. Pierzynski - C CWS @ CLE
5/8 7:05 PM
Justin Masterson 7-17 .412 0 2 1 0 2 .529 .412 .941
Ike Davis - 1B NYM @ PHI
5/8 7:05 PM
Joe Blanton 5-11 .455 0 2 2 1 2 .636 .500 1.136
Robinson Cano - 2B NYY vs TB
5/8 7:05 PM
James Shields 16-41 .390 3 9 8 1 9 .805 .405 1.210
Nick Swisher - OF NYY vs TB
5/8 7:05 PM
James Shields 5-23 .217 3 3 8 1 8 .609 .250 .859
Jimmy Rollins - SS PHI vs NYM
5/8 7:05 PM
Miguel Batista 8-16 .500 1 4 3 3 1 1.000 .579 1.579
Rod Barajas - C PIT vs WAS
5/8 7:05 PM
Edwin Jackson 3-10 .300 1 1 2 2 0 .600 .417 1.017
Adam LaRoche - 1B WAS @ PIT
5/8 7:05 PM
A.J. Burnett 5-16 .313 1 3 5 1 6 .625 .353 .978
Michael Bourn - OF ATL @ CHC
5/8 8:05 PM
Ryan Dempster 9-26 .346 0 2 1 5 5 .423 .452 .875
Jay Bruce - OF CIN @ MIL
5/8 8:10 PM
Yovani Gallardo 8-14 .571 1 1 3 1 2 .786 .625 1.411
Brandon Phillips - 2B CIN @ MIL
5/8 8:10 PM
Yovani Gallardo 7-22 .318 1 3 5 2 2 .545 .400 .945
Scott Rolen - 3B CIN @ MIL
5/8 8:10 PM
Yovani Gallardo 7-13 .538 1 3 3 1 3 .923 .571 1.494
Drew Stubbs - OF CIN @ MIL
5/8 8:10 PM
Yovani Gallardo 4-12 .333 1 3 1 4 5 .750 .500 1.250
Joey Votto - 1B CIN @ MIL
5/8 8:10 PM
Yovani Gallardo 7-19 .368 1 4 10 3 1 .684 .435 1.119
Rickie Weeks - 2B MIL vs CIN
5/8 8:10 PM
Homer Bailey 8-15 .533 0 1 2 2 5 .600 .611 1.211
Joe Mauer - C MIN vs LAA
5/8 8:10 PM
Dan Haren 7-18 .389 0 1 3 2 1 .444 .429 .873
Miguel Cabrera - 1B DET @ SEA
5/8 10:10 PM
Kevin Millwood 13-35 .371 3 7 11 2 4 .743 .405 1.148
Delmon Young - OF DET @ SEA
5/8 10:10 PM
Kevin Millwood 6-15 .400 0 2 4 0 1 .533 .400 .933
Ichiro Suzuki - OF SEA vs DET
5/8 10:10 PM
Justin Verlander 16-44 .364 1 3 5 1 7 .500 .391 .891
 
Hot Pitcher Matchups At-Bats Opp
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KEY MATCHUPS: COLD

Cold Batter Matchups At-Bats AVG HR XBH RBI BB K SLG OBP OPS
Asdrubal Cabrera - SS CLE vs CWS
5/8 7:05 PM
John Danks 3-15 .200 0 0 0 0 2 .200 .200 .400
Alexei Ramirez - SS CWS @ CLE
5/8 7:05 PM
Justin Masterson 3-17 .176 1 1 1 2 2 .353 .263 .616
Alex Rios - OF CWS @ CLE
5/8 7:05 PM
Justin Masterson 3-21 .143 1 2 2 2 4 .333 .250 .583
Curtis Granderson - OF NYY vs TB
5/8 7:05 PM
James Shields 3-31 .097 0 2 2 1 8 .194 .125 .319
Raul Ibanez - OF NYY vs TB
5/8 7:05 PM
James Shields 0-11 .000 0 0 0 1 2 .000 .083 .083
Mark Teixeira - 1B NYY vs TB
5/8 7:05 PM
James Shields 6-33 .182 0 0 0 2 13 .182 .250 .432
Juan Pierre - OF PHI vs NYM
5/8 7:05 PM
Miguel Batista 4-21 .190 0 0 0 4 1 .190 .320 .510
Xavier Nady - OF WAS @ PIT
5/8 7:05 PM
A.J. Burnett 2-10 .200 0 0 2 0 4 .200 .200 .400
Brian McCann - C ATL @ CHC
5/8 8:05 PM
Ryan Dempster 0-10 .000 0 0 0 3 2 .000 .286 .286
Dan Uggla - 2B ATL @ CHC
5/8 8:05 PM
Ryan Dempster 1-10 .100 0 0 0 1 4 .100 .250 .350
Carlos Lee - OF HOU vs MIA
5/8 8:05 PM
Anibal Sanchez 1-11 .091 0 0 1 1 0 .091 .167 .258
Corey Hart - OF MIL vs CIN
5/8 8:10 PM
Homer Bailey 3-17 .176 0 0 1 1 5 .176 .222 .398
Ryan Doumit - C MIN vs LAA
5/8 8:10 PM
Dan Haren 2-13 .154 1 1 3 0 6 .385 .154 .539
Jason Kubel - OF ARI vs STL
5/8 9:40 PM
Jake Westbrook 3-18 .167 0 0 1 3 1 .167 .273 .440
Adam Lind - 1B TOR @ OAK
5/8 10:05 PM
Brandon McCarthy 3-14 .214 0 0 2 1 2 .214 .250 .464
Ramon Santiago - 2B DET @ SEA
5/8 10:10 PM
Kevin Millwood 2-11 .182 1 2 1 1 3 .545 .250 .795
Chone Figgins - 3B SEA vs DET
5/8 10:10 PM
Justin Verlander 5-28 .179 0 1 1 4 12 .214 .273 .487
Michael Saunders - OF SEA vs DET
5/8 10:10 PM
Justin Verlander 2-12 .167 0 0 1 0 4 .167 .167 .334
Buster Posey - C SF @ LAD
5/8 10:10 PM
Clayton Kershaw 2-15 .133 0 0 0 1 4 .133 .188 .321
 
Cold Pitcher Matchups At-Bats Opp
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RBI
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BB K Opp
SLG
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OBP
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OPS
Miguel Batista NYM @ Phi
5/8 7:05 PM
Phillies Batters 28-108 .259 1 8 11 16 8 .374 .352 .727
Yovani Gallardo MIL vs Cin
5/8 8:10 PM
Reds Batters 40-106 .377 6 17 27 13 17 .654 .450 1.103
Jake Westbrook STL @ Ari
5/8 9:40 PM
Diamondbacks Batters 19-63 .302 0 3 5 7 6 .336 .368 .704
Jeff Suppan SD vs Col
5/8 10:05 PM
Rockies Batters 24-75 .320 4 9 9 11 7 .545 .407 .952
Kevin Millwood SEA vs Det
5/8 10:10 PM
Tigers Batters 30-95 .316 4 14 18 6 14 .542 .356 .899
 

Recommended Pickup

Wei-Yin Chen, P, BAL - Chen is a bit of an enigma still, despite five excellent starts in the MLB. The Orioles signed him to three-year contract after he posted phenomenal numbers in Japan. In four years for Chunichi, Chen had a 2.48 ERA with excellent control. The only problem was a significant dip in his strikeouts, though that can be blamed on injury. Still, one can't argue against what he has done since coming to the United States. Chen has already faced the potent offenses of the Yankees, Red Sox and Angels, and allowed a combined six earned runs in 17 innings against them. Overall, he has a 2.76 ERA on the season. If you're in a deep league and need pitching, he's worth a look.

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