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Friday Lineup Card: Stars Falling (To Injury)

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Andrew Fiorentino

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Friday's Starters

Marlins (Mark Buehrle – L) at Phillies (Kyle Kendrick – R), 7:05
Twins (Carl Pavano – R) at Indians (Derek Lowe – R), 7:05
Braves (Mike Minor – L) at Nationals (Stephen Strasburg – R), 7:05
Yankees (CC Sabathia – L) at Tigers (Casey Crosby – L), 7:05
Red Sox (Clay Buchholz – R) at Blue Jays (Henderson Alvarez – R), 7:07
Orioles (Wei-Yin Chen – L) at Rays (David Price – L), 7:10
Cardinals (Adam Wainwright – R) at Mets (Johan Santana – L), 7:10
Reds (Mike Leake – R) at Astros (J.A. Happ – L), 8:05
Pirates (Kevin Correia – R) at Brewers (Randy Wolf – L), 8:10
Athletics (Bartolo Colon – R) at Royals (Felipe Paulino – R), 8:10
Mariners (Felix Hernandez – R) at White Sox (Jake Peavy – R), 8:10
Dodgers (Chris Capuano – L) at Rockies (Josh Outman – L), 8:40
Diamondbacks (Wade Miley – L) at Padres (Clayton Richard – L), 10:05
Rangers (Colby Lewis – R) at Angels (Jerome Williams – R), 10:05
Cubs (Paul Maholm – L) at Giants (Madison Bumgarner – L), 10:15

Day Game After Night Game: None

Injuries

Day-to-Day
Ryan Braun, OF, MIL (Achilles) – Experiencing tightness; getting occasional rest
Adam Jones, OF, BAL (wrist) – No break; won’t miss any time
Brandon Morrow, SP, TOR (leg) – Has a shin bruise; doubtful he misses a start
Carlos Ruiz, C, PHI (hamstring) – Hit a pinch-hit homer Wednesday
Alejandro De Aza, OF, CHW (knee) – Expects to be in Friday
Jason Kubel, OF, AZ (personal) – On paternity leave
Nick Markakis, OF, BAL (hand) – Broken hamate; 3-4 weeks, so DL probably by later this morning
Andy Dirks, OF, DET (Achilles) – Missed second straight Thursday, but did pinch-hit Wednesday
Sergio Romo, RP, SF (knee) – Has slightly dislocated kneecap
Henry Rodriguez, RP, WAS (finger) – Was unavailable Wednesday due to bad finger-door combo
Jesus Flores, C, WAS (hamstring) – Cleared to play; should return Friday
Juan Cruz, RP, PIT (personal) – Still on leave; no definite return announced

Disabled List
Roy Halladay, SP, PHI (shoulder) – Got a second opinion from Mets team doctor (insert joke here)
Pablo Sandoval, 3B, SF (hand) – Could go on rehab assignment Monday
Mike Morse, OF, WAS (back) – Could come off the DL on Friday
Yoenis Cespedes, OF, OAK (hand) – Expected to be activated Friday
Andrew Bailey, RP, BOS (thumb) – Throwing from 90 feet
Daisuke Matsuzaka, SP, BOS (elbow) – Solid rehab start Thursday in Triple-A
Cody Ross, OF, BOS (foot) – Reporting no pain with or without walking cast
John Danks, SP, CHW (shoulder) – Threw from 120 feet; if bullpens go well, will start Tuesday
Stephen Drew, SS, AZ (ankle) – Playing in extended spring training games Friday and Saturday
Wilson Ramos, C, WAS (knee) – Surgery Friday; out for the year
David Robertson, RP, NYY (oblique) – Out ‘til mid-June at least
Tim Stauffer, SP, SD (elbow) – May need surgery; getting second opinions
Juan Rivera, OF, LAD (hamstring) – Expected to be activated Friday
Travis Hafner, DH, CLE (knee) – Successful surgery Thursday
Josh Thole, C, NYM (concussion) – Will return Friday
Chris Getz, 2B, KC (ribs) – Royals plan to accelerate his rehab this weekend
Laynce Nix, OF, PHI (calf) – Doing light jogging; still a ways away
Darnell McDonald, OF, BOS (oblique) – Playing in Triple-A rehab through the weekend
Pedro Beato, RP, NYM (shoulder) – Could be activated when eligible Monday
Aaron Cook, SP, BOS (knee) – Could get a timetable soon!
Everett Teaford, RP, KC (abdomen) – Will throw live BP Friday
Justin Sellers, SS, LAD (back) – Won’t be able to return when eligible June 7
Miguel Batista, SP, NYM (back) – Had rough Double-A start, but could start for Mets on Monday

Transactions

Placed on DL
Matt Kemp, OF, LAD (hamstring)
Troy Tulowitzki, SS, COL (groin)

Activated from DL
Chris Nelson, 3B, COL

Optioned to Triple-A
Steve Delabar, RP, SEA
Tyler Pastornicky, SS, ATL
Aaron Laffey, RP, TOR
Tyson Ross, SP, OAK
Brandon Dickson, RP, STL
Chuckie Fick, RP, STL
Jamie Moyer, SP, COL (DFA)

Called Up
Alex Castellanos, OF, LAD
Maikel Cleto, RP, STL

Released
Nate McLouth, OF, PIT

Closer Watch

Yankees – David Robertson’s slated to return from his oblique injury in mid-June, but Rafael Soriano has a grip on the closer’s role now, as he’s saved six without a hitch and though his 1.53 WHIP does look ugly, he actually posted a much more respectable 1.24 mark for the month of May. Robertson will likely reclaim the eighth-inning role upon his return.

Cubs – Carlos Marmol’s back and he’s wild as ever. He walked a pair of batters (and struck one out) in a scoreless inning in his return from the DL. Rafael Dolis wasn’t the answer (or even decent), James Russell is best used as a lefty specialist, and Shawn Camp is a 36-year-old finesse pitcher with an 87 mph fastball.

KEY MATCHUPS: HOT

Hot Batter Matchups At-Bats AVG HR XBH RBI BB K SLG OBP OPS
Shin-Soo Choo - OF CLE vs MIN
6/1 7:05 PM
Carl Pavano 5-12 .417 1 1 1 2 2 .667 .500 1.167
Johnny Damon - DH CLE vs MIN
6/1 7:05 PM
Carl Pavano 9-26 .346 0 2 3 0 3 .423 .357 .780
Miguel Cabrera - 1B DET vs NYY
6/1 7:05 PM
CC Sabathia 9-16 .563 2 3 11 4 3 1.000 .591 1.591
Gerald Laird - C DET vs NYY
6/1 7:05 PM
CC Sabathia 8-17 .471 1 3 4 2 2 .765 .526 1.291
Jose Reyes - SS MIA @ PHI
6/1 7:05 PM
Kyle Kendrick 9-25 .360 2 3 3 3 1 .640 .429 1.069
Jamey Carroll - SS MIN @ CLE
6/1 7:05 PM
Derek Lowe 5-13 .385 0 0 0 0 2 .385 .429 .814
Joe Mauer - C MIN @ CLE
6/1 7:05 PM
Derek Lowe 6-10 .600 0 1 2 1 0 .700 .636 1.336
Justin Morneau - 1B MIN @ CLE
6/1 7:05 PM
Derek Lowe 4-11 .364 1 1 4 2 1 .636 .462 1.098
Josh Willingham - OF MIN @ CLE
6/1 7:05 PM
Derek Lowe 5-27 .185 3 3 6 3 3 .519 .267 .786
Placido Polanco - 3B PHI vs MIA
6/1 7:05 PM
Mark Buehrle 14-35 .400 0 2 2 1 3 .457 .405 .862
Nick Markakis - OF BAL @ TB
6/1 7:10 PM
David Price 6-17 .353 0 2 2 2 6 .529 .400 .929
Carlos Beltran - OF STL @ NYM
6/1 7:10 PM
Johan Santana 4-20 .200 2 3 2 4 3 .550 .333 .883
Rafael Furcal - SS STL @ NYM
6/1 7:10 PM
Johan Santana 4-12 .333 0 2 0 0 5 .500 .333 .833
Matt Holliday - OF STL @ NYM
6/1 7:10 PM
Johan Santana 3-11 .273 1 2 4 0 3 .636 .273 .909
Yadier Molina - C STL @ NYM
6/1 7:10 PM
Johan Santana 7-17 .412 0 0 1 0 3 .412 .412 .824
Ichiro Suzuki - OF SEA @ CWS
6/1 8:10 PM
Jake Peavy 7-19 .368 0 1 0 0 2 .421 .368 .789
Torii Hunter - OF LAA vs TEX
6/1 10:05 PM
Colby Lewis 2-11 .182 1 2 1 2 3 .545 .308 .853
Angel Pagan - OF SF vs CHC
6/1 10:15 PM
Paul Maholm 5-12 .417 1 2 3 2 2 .750 .500 1.250
Ryan Theriot - SS SF vs CHC
6/1 10:15 PM
Paul Maholm 11-29 .379 0 5 5 4 2 .552 .455 1.007
 
Hot Pitcher Matchups At-Bats Opp
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BB K Opp
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Felix Hernandez SEA @ CWS
6/1 8:10 PM
White Sox Batters 23-111 .207 1 6 9 6 28 .270 .246 .516

 

KEY MATCHUPS: COLD

Cold Batter Matchups At-Bats AVG HR XBH RBI BB K SLG OBP OPS
Asdrubal Cabrera - SS CLE vs MIN
6/1 7:05 PM
Carl Pavano 0-16 .000 0 0 1 1 4 .000 .056 .056
Jhonny Peralta - SS DET vs NYY
6/1 7:05 PM
CC Sabathia 1-17 .059 0 1 1 3 5 .118 .190 .308
Delmon Young - OF DET vs NYY
6/1 7:05 PM
CC Sabathia 3-18 .167 0 1 0 0 5 .222 .167 .389
Ryan Doumit - C MIN @ CLE
6/1 7:05 PM
Derek Lowe 2-10 .200 0 1 1 2 1 .300 .333 .633
Juan Pierre - OF PHI vs MIA
6/1 7:05 PM
Mark Buehrle 3-12 .250 0 0 0 0 1 .250 .250 .500
Jimmy Rollins - SS PHI vs MIA
6/1 7:05 PM
Mark Buehrle 2-11 .182 0 0 0 0 1 .182 .182 .364
Adam Jones - OF BAL @ TB
6/1 7:10 PM
David Price 2-14 .143 0 1 1 1 4 .214 .200 .414
Carlos Lee - OF HOU vs CIN
6/1 8:05 PM
Mike Leake 1-12 .083 0 1 0 0 0 .167 .083 .250
Gordon Beckham - 2B CWS vs SEA
6/1 8:10 PM
Felix Hernandez 2-11 .182 0 1 0 1 1 .273 .250 .523
A.J. Pierzynski - C CWS vs SEA
6/1 8:10 PM
Felix Hernandez 5-26 .192 0 3 0 1 6 .308 .222 .530
Alex Rios - OF CWS vs SEA
6/1 8:10 PM
Felix Hernandez 4-20 .200 0 0 3 0 7 .200 .200 .400
Clint Barmes - SS PIT @ MIL
6/1 8:10 PM
Randy Wolf 2-17 .118 0 1 0 2 0 .176 .211 .387
Andrew McCutchen - OF PIT @ MIL
6/1 8:10 PM
Randy Wolf 4-20 .200 0 0 1 2 3 .200 .261 .461
Neil Walker - 2B PIT @ MIL
6/1 8:10 PM
Randy Wolf 2-10 .200 0 2 1 0 1 .400 .200 .600
Howie Kendrick - 2B LAA vs TEX
6/1 10:05 PM
Colby Lewis 1-10 .100 0 0 0 1 5 .100 .182 .282
 
Cold Pitcher Matchups At-Bats Opp
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HR
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XBH
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RBI
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BB K Opp
SLG
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OBP
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OPS
Kyle Kendrick PHI vs Mia
6/1 7:05 PM
Marlins Batters 24-73 .329 4 7 9 3 6 .538 .355 .894
Mark Buehrle MIA @ Phi
6/1 7:05 PM
Phillies Batters 28-83 .337 0 4 4 3 10 .386 .356 .741
CC Sabathia NYY @ Det
6/1 7:05 PM
Tigers Batters 31-107 .290 4 11 17 9 24 .482 .333 .815
Derek Lowe CLE vs Min
6/1 7:05 PM
Twins Batters 24-77 .312 4 6 13 8 8 .496 .383 .879
Johan Santana NYM vs StL
6/1 7:10 PM
Cardinals Batters 18-61 .295 3 7 7 5 14 .503 .348 .851
Paul Maholm CHC @ SF
6/1 10:15 PM
Giants Batters 22-69 .319 2 10 11 9 7 .523 .398 .921
 

Recommended Pickup

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