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Jack Moore

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Tuesday's Starters

Cardinals (Lance Lynn - R) at Braves (Tommy Hanson - R), 1:10 PM
Phillies (Cole Hamles - L) at Mets (Jon Niese - L), 1:10 PM
Nationals (Jordan Zimmermann - R) at Marlins (Carlos Zambrano - R), 1:10 PM
Tigers (Doug Fister - R) at Red Sox (Felix Doubront - L), 1:35 PM
Reds (Bronson Arroyo - R) at Pirates (James McDonald - R), 1:35 PM
Athletics (Travis Blackley - L) at Twins (Scott Diamond - L), 2:10 PM
Padres (Jeff Suppan - R) at Cubs (Travis Wood - L), 2:20 PM
White Sox (Chris Sale - L) at Rays (Matt Moore - L) 3:10 PM
Astros (Wandy Rodriguez - L) at Rockies (Juan Nicasio - R), 3:10 PM (Doubleheader Game 1)
Royals (Nathan Adcock -R) at Indians (Josh Tomlin - R), 4:05 PM
Diamondbacks (Trevor Cahill - R) at Giants (Barry Zito - L), 5:05 PM
Orioles (Tommy Hunter - R) at Blue Jays (Drew Hutchison - R), 7:07 PM
Mariners (Kevin Millwood - R) at Rangers (Matt Harrison - L), 8:05 PM
Brewers (Shaun Marcum - R) at Dodgers (Aaron Harang - R), 8:10 PM
Astros (Jordan Lyles - R) at Rockies (Alex White - R), 8:10 PM (Doubleheader Game 2)
Yankees (Phil Hughes - R) at Angels (Jered Weaver - R), 9:05 PM

Day Game After Night Game:

ATL

Injuries

Day-to-Day

Jose Tabata , OF, PIT - (Leg) Left Sunday's game with cramps.
Juan Francisco, 3B, ATL - (Hamstring) Held out of Sunday's lineup.
Freddie Freeman, 1B, ATL - (Eye) Out of Sunday's lineup.
Brian McCann, C, ATL - (Illness) Could return Monday, likely by Tuesday at the latest.
Yadier Molina, C, STL - (Illness) Removed from Sunday's game with dehydration.
Roy Halladay, SP, PHI - (Shoulder) Left Sunday's game with left shoulder soreness.
Aramis Ramirez, 3B, MIL - (Elbow) Didn't play Sunday.
Carlos Quentin, OF, SD - (Knee) Likely to play Monday.
Cameron Maybin, OF, SD - (Wrist) Out of Sunday's lineup, expected to return mid-week.
Chad Tracy, 1B, WAS - (Groin) Injured on pinch-hit double Saturday, went for MRI.
Dexter Fowler, OF, COL - (Ankle) Homered in a pinch-hit appearance Sunday, remains day-to-day.
C.J. Wilson, P, ANA - (Hand) Should make next start.
Yu Darvish, P, TEX - (Back) Complained of stiffness in Sunday's start.
Yunel Escobar, SS, TOR - (Groin) Left with tightness Sunday.
Alexi Ogando, P, TEX - (Arm) Left after taking a line drive off his right arm.
Stuart Pomeranz, P, BAL - (Oblique) Likely heading to DL.
Lou Marson, C, CLE - (Face) Left Sunday with facial contusion.
Asdrubal Cabrera, SS, CLE - (Hamstring) Expected back Tuesday or Wednesday.
Kelly Johnson, 2B, TOR - (Hamstring) Received cortisone shot Sunday, should return Monday or Tuesday.
Russell Martin, C, NY-A - (Neck) Did not play Sunday.
Jarrod Dyson, OF, KC - (Hamstring) Out of Sunday's lineup.


Disabled List

Jeff Karstens, P, PIT - (Shoulder) Set for rehab appearance May 31.
Chipper Jones, 3B, ATL - (Calf) Had knee drained Saturday, should be back within two weeks.
Travis Ishikawa, 1B, MIL - (Oblique) Placed on 15-day DL.
Scott Rolen, 3B, CIN - (Shoulder) Still no timetable to return.
Fernando Abad, P, HOU - (Abdomen) Placed on 15-day DL.
Pablo Sandoval, 3B, SF - (Hand) Will begin batting practice this week.
Jon Jay, OF, STL - (Shoulder) Expected to begin rehab assignment in the next week.
Freddy Sanchez, 2B, SF - (Shoulder) Had another epidural recently, no word yet on rehab assignment.
Chris Carpenter, P, STL - (Shoulder) Began throwing from short distances, nearing full throwing program.
Jose Ceda, P, MIA - (Elbow) Moved to 60-day DL.
Sergio Santos, P , TOR - (Shoulder) Unable to throw off mound yet.
Brent Morel, 3B, CHI-A - (Back) Fielded ground balls and took batting practice Sunday.
John Danks, P CHI-A - (Shoulder) Threw soft toss session Sunday.
Yoenis Cespedes, OF, OAK - (Hand) Headed for rehab assignment Monday.
Chris Getz, 2B, KC - (Ribs) Resumed baseball activities Sunday.
Lorenzo Cain, OF, KC (Hip) Will play at extended spring training Monday.
Brandon Inge, 3B, OAK (Groin) Two homers in rehab game Saturday.
David Robertson, P, NY-A - (Oblique) Will throw Monday in Tampa before beginning multi-game rehab assignment.
Darnell McDonald, OF, BOS - (Oblique) Will play a rehab game Monday.
Daisuke Matsuzaka, P, BOS - (Neck) Threw five shutout innings Saturday in rehab assignment.
Carl Crawford, OF, BOS - (Elbow) Cleared to start swinging a bat.


Transactions

Activated from DL

Daniel Hudson, P, AZ

Optioned to Triple-A
Yan Gomes, 3B, TOR
Graham Godfrey, P, OAK
Konrad Schmidt, C, AZ
Kevin Mattison, OF MIA

Called Up

Justin Ruggiano, OF, MIA
Jeff Manship, P, MIN
Chad Beck, P, TOR
Jesse Chavez, P, TOR
Andrew Carignan, P, OAK
Xavier Cedeno, P, HOU

Designated For Assignment
Erik Komatsu, OF, MIN
Ryota Igarashi, P, TOR

Placed on Disabled List
Fernando Abad, P, HOU
Jose Ceda, P, MIA (Moved from 15-day to 60-day)

Closer Watch

BOS - Alfredo Aceves blew his third save of the season Sunday, allowing two runs on a Sean Rodriguez home run to lose 4-3 to the Rays. Although Aceves has a 4.76 ERA, he's been solid for most of the season. After suffering his third blown save May 21st, he recorded nine consecutive saves and put up an ERA of 0.96 in 18.2 innings. He'll be fine going forward and should retain the job.

MIN - Matt Capps finally blew his first save of the season, giving up a two-run bomb to Miguel Cabrera to seal his squad's fate. Honestly, many were surprised (myself included) it took this long, but he's been able to avoid huge messes with pristine control (0.5 BB/9). Still, he only has nine strikeouts in 18 innings, and when you give up that much contact, home runs -- and blown saves along with them -- are inevitable.

KEY MATCHUPS: HOT

Hot Batter Matchups At-Bats AVG HR XBH RBI BB K SLG OBP OPS
Scott Hairston - OF NYM vs PHI
5/28 1:10 PM
Cole Hamels 6-17 .353 3 5 4 1 3 1.000 .389 1.389
David Wright - 3B NYM vs PHI
5/28 1:10 PM
Cole Hamels 12-37 .324 2 6 6 1 11 .622 .342 .964
Placido Polanco - 3B PHI @ NYM
5/28 1:10 PM
Jon Niese 6-16 .375 0 4 4 1 1 .625 .412 1.037
Xavier Nady - OF WAS @ MIA
5/28 1:10 PM
Carlos Zambrano 8-25 .320 0 5 7 0 3 .520 .333 .853
Garrett Jones - 1B PIT vs CIN
5/28 1:35 PM
Bronson Arroyo 3-12 .250 1 1 1 2 3 .500 .357 .857
Alfonso Soriano - OF CHC vs SD
5/28 2:20 PM
Jeff Suppan 9-47 .191 3 5 6 3 8 .426 .240 .666
Todd Helton - 1B COL vs HOU
5/28 3:10 PM
Wandy Rodriguez 11-25 .440 0 3 5 3 4 .600 .500 1.100
Justin Upton - OF ARI @ SF
5/28 5:05 PM
Barry Zito 5-20 .250 1 3 5 4 4 .550 .375 .925
Mike Napoli - C TEX vs SEA
5/28 8:05 PM
Kevin Millwood 6-16 .375 1 5 4 1 4 .813 .412 1.225
Ryan Braun - OF MIL @ LAD
5/28 8:10 PM
Aaron Harang 6-22 .273 3 3 3 2 7 .682 .333 1.015
Corey Hart - OF MIL @ LAD
5/28 8:10 PM
Aaron Harang 9-24 .375 1 4 5 0 7 .625 .375 1.000
Nyjer Morgan - OF MIL @ LAD
5/28 8:10 PM
Aaron Harang 6-13 .462 0 2 0 0 2 .615 .500 1.115
Aramis Ramirez - 3B MIL @ LAD
5/28 8:10 PM
Aaron Harang 17-58 .293 4 6 9 2 7 .552 .311 .863
Robinson Cano - 2B NYY @ LAA
5/28 9:05 PM
Jered Weaver 6-15 .400 0 1 2 0 0 .533 .400 .933
Eric Chavez - 3B NYY @ LAA
5/28 9:05 PM
Jered Weaver 3-11 .273 1 2 1 0 1 .636 .273 .909
Curtis Granderson - OF NYY @ LAA
5/28 9:05 PM
Jered Weaver 6-14 .429 4 4 4 2 2 1.286 .500 1.786
Raul Ibanez - OF NYY @ LAA
5/28 9:05 PM
Jered Weaver 14-27 .519 4 6 7 6 6 1.037 .606 1.643
Russell Martin - C NYY @ LAA
5/28 9:05 PM
Jered Weaver 7-19 .368 1 2 1 2 2 .579 .429 1.008
Alex Rodriguez - 3B NYY @ LAA
5/28 9:05 PM
Jered Weaver 5-15 .333 4 4 5 4 5 1.133 .474 1.607
Mark Teixeira - 1B NYY @ LAA
5/28 9:05 PM
Jered Weaver 6-23 .261 2 4 7 3 6 .652 .346 .998
 
Hot Pitcher Matchups At-Bats Opp
AVG
HR
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RBI
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BB K Opp
SLG
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OBP
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OPS
Bronson Arroyo CIN @ PIT
5/28 1:35 PM
Pirates Batters 13-69 .188 2 6 3 6 13 .323 .253 .576
Jeff Suppan SD @ CHC
5/28 2:20 PM
Cubs Batters 17-85 .200 3 8 8 8 16 .361 .269 .630

 

KEY MATCHUPS: COLD

Cold Batter Matchups At-Bats AVG HR XBH RBI BB K SLG OBP OPS
Carlos Beltran - OF STL @ ATL
5/28 1:10 PM
Tommy Hanson 0-10 .000 0 0 0 1 2 .000 .167 .167
Ryan Zimmerman - 3B WAS @ MIA
5/28 1:10 PM
Carlos Zambrano 4-20 .200 0 0 2 3 4 .200 .304 .504
David Ortiz - DH BOS vs DET
5/28 1:35 PM
Doug Fister 2-11 .182 0 1 0 1 5 .273 .250 .523
Rod Barajas - C PIT vs CIN
5/28 1:35 PM
Bronson Arroyo 0-11 .000 0 0 0 0 3 .000 .000 .000
Andrew McCutchen - OF PIT vs CIN
5/28 1:35 PM
Bronson Arroyo 0-12 .000 0 0 0 3 3 .000 .200 .200
David DeJesus - OF CHC vs SD
5/28 2:20 PM
Jeff Suppan 2-11 .182 0 2 0 1 4 .364 .250 .614
Billy Butler - DH KC @ CLE
5/28 4:05 PM
Josh Tomlin 2-12 .167 0 0 0 1 0 .167 .231 .398
Derek Jeter - SS NYY @ LAA
5/28 9:05 PM
Jered Weaver 2-17 .118 0 1 0 4 2 .176 .286 .462
Andruw Jones - OF NYY @ LAA
5/28 9:05 PM
Jered Weaver 1-10 .100 1 1 1 1 6 .400 .182 .582
 
Cold Pitcher Matchups At-Bats Opp
AVG
HR
Allow
XBH
Allow
RBI
Allow
BB K Opp
SLG
Opp
OBP
Opp
OPS
Cole Hamels PHI @ NYM
5/28 1:10 PM
Mets Batters 24-74 .324 5 14 14 3 17 .666 .351 1.017
Aaron Harang LAD vs Mil
5/28 8:10 PM
Brewers Batters 49-160 .306 8 15 17 7 34 .505 .340 .845
Jered Weaver LAA vs NYY
5/28 9:05 PM
Yankees Batters 55-182 .302 19 28 30 23 40 .688 .384 1.072
 



Recommended Pickup

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